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Showdown 11.18.23

(EAW intro plays)  

(Showdown opens up with a recap of last week’s show. The winners from the Temple of Trials match announce what they will do next. Veena plans on fighting Jon Kelton at Road to Redemption for the National Elite Championship, ARIA wants to fight Usagi all by herself at RTR, Hikari and Miku plan to go for the Unified Tag Team Championships and Ashlynn plans to achieve the Specialists Championship for herself. Nikki Kimura defeats Jade Phoenix to qualify for the Specialists Chamber. Caroline is still missing after her match at The Last Stand. Kennedy is tired of continuing to hear Madison’s complaining, so because of that, she punishes her by giving her spot at the Showdown Chamber to Scott Diamond instead, as Madison leaves incredibly furious. PJ Hendrx defeats Damien Kutcher. Princess Candice Blair celebrates her win over Caroline. Solomon Stane and Kirk Redwood aren’t on the best of terms after their match at The Last Stand. Usagi Senshi defeats Madison Kaline with help from Pandora and Halsey. Pandora and Halsey attack Madison after the match and lay her out, Kennedy coming out and forcing Madison to find a partner for next week to fight against Pandora and Halsey at RTR, otherwise, she would fight all by herself. Kennedy gives Chef Viz a spot in the Showdown EEC after his match at The Last Stand. Ashlynn Quinn defeats Delilah Rose to qualify for the Specialists Chamber. Devolution regroups and promises it won’t be their death just yet. AJAX puts Justin Johnson through Kennedy’s desk and injures him in the process as paramedics take him away. Daryl Kinkade promises that he will be that last spot in the Showdown EEC despite all his shortcomings. And finally, on the main event, Adam Lucas is able to retain the Answers World Championship against ARIA, the two give each other a sign of respect after the match and just as Adam leaves and ARIA is left alone on the ramp, Usagi attacks her from behind her, laying her out and throwing her off the stage, accepting ARIA’s challenge at RTR and telling her they will fight in a Trip to Purgatory 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 Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, Oregon. 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 excited tonight for another episode of Showdown, as we head towards the road to, well, Road to Redemption!

Deadprez: How short the road will be to Gavin saying something stupid, Eve?

Gavin Kirkland: Hold on now, I have been a changed man since the start of the week! I will hold myself back.

Deadprez: :usure:

Gavin Kirkland: :smugcena:

Eve: Well, anyway! As we were saying, we have another exciting show for you tonight with various matches to look forward to, Daryl Kinkade, Kirk Redwood and Delilah Rose face off in a last chance qualifying match for the Showdown EEC, as well as Nikki Kimura fighting Damien Kutcher!

Deadprez: We can’t forget either Solomon Stane fighting off against Mattias Burke, the National Elite Champion Jon Kelton facing Princess Candice Blair, and on the main event, IDOL-GUN fighting against Chef Viz and PJ Hendrx!

Gavin Kirkland: LET’S NOT WASTE ANY MORE TIME, WE GOT A TRIPLE THREAT MATCH TO OPEN UP THE SHOW, I BELIEVE IN YOU MY ROSE, TAKE THE WIN!

Deadprez: Aaand told you it wouldn’t last long. :francis:

Gavin Kirkland: LET’S GET ON WITH THE SHOW! :blessed:

(‘Kamikaze by RedHook plays as Daryl Kinkade comes out to a chorus of boos. He smiles at the boos scanning around the arena before ignoring them on his way to the ring.) 

Gina Romano: THE FOLLOWING CONTEST IS A TRIPLE THREAT LAST CHANCE QUALIFYING MATCH AND IS SET FOR ONE FALL!!!

Crowd: ONE FALL!!

Gina Romano: INTRODUCING FIRST….FROM NORWICH, ENGLAND….WEIGHING IN AT 225 POUNDS.. HE IS “THE KINK OF ELITE”….DARRYYLLL KINNKKADDEEE!!!!

(“Creatures X: To The Grave” by Motionless In White plays as Delilah Rose makes her way out onto the stage with a serious look on her face, not too pleased and just focused on the task at hand which is victory and punching her ticket to Road to Redemption.)

Gina Romano: AND MAKING HER WAY TO THE RING…FROM SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND…WEIGHING IN AT 130 POUNDS….SHE IS “THE FINAL BOSS”….DELLILLAAHHH ROSSEEEEE!!!!

(The Dark Horse Always Wins by Blues Saraceno plays as Kirk Redwood walks out to a mixed reaction from the crowd. He takes a deep breath before making his way down to thebring, not paying attention to anything other than his opponents inside the ring.) 

Gina Romano: AND FROM BOSTON MASSACHUSETTS, WEIGHING IN AT 210 POUNDS…”UNKILLABLE”….KIIRRRKKK REEDDWOOOODDDD!!!!!

(Ding! Ding! Ding!) 

Eve: And this last chance triple threat match is underway and this should be quite the contest with each of them having something to prove going into the extreme Elimination Chamber. All three of them circle the ring just waiting on one of them to make the first move here..…  AND DELILAH CHARGES RIGHT AT KIRK IN THE CORNER WITH A FLYING ELBOW STRIKE TO THE FOREHEAD OUT OF LITERALLY NOWHERE LIKE A BAT OUT OF HELL!! I think that caught Kirk a little off guard there as Delilah goes to work with several shots to the ribs and kick to the lower body as Kirk is trying his best to cover up but not having any luck in doing so as Daryl just watches from afar looking like a parasite waiting for the perfect moment to strike as Delilahcontinues to inflict more and more punishment on Kirk over in the corner.

Deadprez: AND HERE COMES DARYL NOW WHO LOOKS TO STRIKE AS HE LAUNCHES HIMSELF LOOKING FOR A FLYING FOREARM OF HIS OWN TO THE BACK OF HER HEAD, BUT DELILAH SIDESTEPS AT THE LAST POSSIBLE MOMENT AS IF SHE KNEW HE WAS GOING TO TRY PULLING SOMETHING LIKE THAT AND DARYL HITS KIRK IN THE CORNER INSTEAD! Kirk falls forward on the mat face first as he rolls out of the ring, and Daryl turns around and walks right into the arms of Delilah who I guess had eyes at the back of her head there seeing him trying to sneak attack her from a mile away….Daryl is trying his best to get out of this and talk his way out….BUT THEN DARYL TRIES TO THROW A CHEAPSHOT RIGHT HANDED JAB TO THE FACE!! But Delilah ducked it and delivers a hard knife edge chop across the chest of Daryl before hitting a second one, and then stands third one as Daryl stumbles back into the corner and Delilah begins to target his body with several shots to the lower body and ribs as Daryl is holding back trying to get away from her, and the referee steps in warning Delilah to create some separation forcing her to break the hold. 

Deadprez: But only for a second as she moves him out of the way and goes to punch Daryl again, but Daryl gets his foot up and drives it into the face of Nikki stopping her dead in her tracks before hopping up on the second turnbuckle right behind him and grabs ahold of her head…AND DARYL SPIKES HER HEAD INTO THE MAT WITH THE SPINNING TORNADO DDT BEFORE GOING FOR THE FIRST COVER OF THIS MATCHUP! 

OOOOOONNNNNNEEEEEEE!!!

TTTWWWWWWWOOOOOOOO!!!!i

Deadprez: Delilah gets the shoulder up at two and a half! And now Daryl doesn’t waste any time in going back on the attack and now begins to drive his fists into her face repeatedly before getting her up and looks to be going for a suplex, but Delilah is trying to fight back as she blocks it with her foot! Delilah throws several shots to the ribs before…DELILAH DELIVERS A SNAP SUPLEX! 

Eve: Delilah hit that out of nowhere as Daryl pulls himself up in the corner…AND DELILAH RUNS AND HITS A RUNNING KNEE BEFORE FOLLOWING IT UP WITH A RUNNING BULLDOG! Delilah runs over to the corner and hops up and stands up the second turnbuckle looking down on Daryl and she takes several moments to locate Kiek on the outside and make sure he doesn’t intervene, BUT I THINK SHE MIGHT HAVE WAITED A BIT TOO LONG AS DARYL POPS UP AND RUNS UP MEETING HER ON THE SECOND TURNBUCKLE AND HITS A BELLY TO BELLY SUPLEX!!! That distraction from the arena lights gave Daryl a window and ge capitalized on it as he looks to be the one in control of this match now as he stands up and begins to stalk her from behind….AND DARYL RUNS OFF THE ROPES AND HITS “MONKE FLIP!!!” THE FRONT FLIP DDT SPIKES HER HEAD INTO THE MAT AS DARYL JUMPS ON TOP FOR THE COVER AND THE WIN! WILL THIS BE ENOUGH TO PUT DELILAH AWAY?

OOOOOONNNNNNEEEEEEE!!!

TTTWWWWWWWOOOOOOOO!!!

Eve: And there’s a kick out from Delilah! Daryl looks to go back on the offense right away here as he puts her in a chinlock on the mat! Daryl then quickly transitions into a headlock putting as much pressure on it as he can as Delilah tries getting up to a vertical base. She manages to slowly get up to a knee and then drives her elbow into his midsection before throwing him to the ropes as he rebounds off ..AND DELILAH HITS A HIP TOSS! Daryl rolls out of the ring looking to take a small breather…AND HERE COMES DELILAH RUNS AND DELIVERS A SUICIDE DIVE THAT DRIVES DARYL BACK FIRST INTO THE APRON! Delilah has all the momentum on her side now as she throws Daryl back inside the ring as she runs and drives her knee into the side of Kirk’s head on the outside as he was coming to as she hops up on the apron and climbs up to the top turnbuckle next to her…AND SHE STANDS UP TALL AND GOES FOR A MOONSAULT OFF THE TOP…BUT NOBODY HOME AS DARYL MOVES OUT OF THE WAY!!

Gavin Kirkland: AND LOOK!!! KIRK REDWOOD IS BACK IN THE MATCH AS HE PULLS DELILAH OUT OF THE RING BY HER FEET BEFORE TOSSING HER SHOULDER FIRST INTO THE STEEL STEPS AT RINGSIDE! Well I think that was a little bit rude to do to such a pretty face as Kirk looks to have eliminated the threat of Delilah for now as he turns his attention to Daryl in the ring and slides in before measuring him up – AND KIRK TAKES HIM OUT WITH A RUNNING KNEE STRIKE TO THE FACE!! Kirk doesn’t stop there as he continues to mount mote and more momentum in his favor as he right away transitions into a cross armbar just stretching and pulling on that arm as Daryl screams out in agonizing pain! What is Daryl going to do in order to get out of this?….AND HE DRAGS HIMSELF OVER AND REACHES HIS FREE HAND OUT AND GRABS THE ROPE…BUT THERE ARE NO ROPE BREAKS IN THIS SITUATION BECAUSE THERE’S NO DQ IN TRIPLE THRRAT RULES! The referee is trying to tell him that and I think he’s finally starting to get the message ass….HE HAS TO USE IT THE ROPES AS LEVERAGE TO STAND UP AS KIRK IS FORCED TO LET GO OF HIS ARM AND MEET HIM AT HIS FEET…

Eve: Kirk may be looking to launch a more offensive power move here As ge runs up behind him… AND A GERMAN SUPLEX PLANTS HIM! But Daryl is trying to fight back with the back elbow spiking his elbow into Kirk Redwood’s eye hard there! Kirk lets him go, nursing his eye that was just hit by the sharp elbow blow from Daryl as Daryl takes a second to shake the cobwebs out and recuperate ascKirk stumbles away from Daryl and leans against the ropes and Daryl takes this time to stand up and turns back around and quickly takes Kirk down to both knees with a quick running dropkick! Kirk collapses, and Daryl kips up to both feet right after the dropkick!… AXE KICK FROM DARYL!… SNATCHING HIM IN AND SENDING HIM ON HIS SHOULDERS,  A SITOUT POWERBOMB PLANTS KIRK FROM DARYL! 

Eve: Except the powerbomb didn’t plant him as he had planned as Kirk leaps off his shoulders and lands on both feet right behind him, before dropping him to the ground and snatching him by his leg, seizing one of them picking the ankle and turning it into… ANKLE LOCK! HE’S GOT FOR ANKLE LOCK LOCKED IN NOW! Kirk is putting Daryl in yet another submission in the ankle lock instead of being dropped by a sitout powerbomb as he is cracking and twisting that ankle as hard as he possibly can as Daryl screams out in pain once again! He’s trying to fight back with a better strategy in this match here…AND DARYL WITH SOME QUICK THINKING ROLLS THROUGH SENDING KIRK FACE FIRST INTO THE TURNBUCKLE AS…..DELILAH IS BACK IN THE MATCH AS SHE DELIVERS A BACK BODY DROP FROM THE APRON AS KIRK GOES CRASHING DOWN TO THE OUTSIDE MAT BELOW!! Some accidental but effective teamwork there Daryl and Delilah there as they eliminate the threat of Kirk for the moment. 

Deadprez: BUT THAT ACCIDENTAL ALLIAMCE SURE DIDN’T LAST TOO LONG AD DARYL TRIES TO RUN AND CHEAPSHOT DELILAH ON THE APRON FROM BEHIND, BUT DELILAH CATCHES HIM WITH A ENZIGURI KICK TO THE SIDE OF THE HEAD AS DARYL DROPS DOWN TO A KNEE AND DELILAH CLIMBS THE TURNBUCKLE BESIDE HER….AND SHE TAKES HIM OUT WITH A FLYING CROSSBODY!! She doesn’t stop there knowing it’s gonna take more than that to keep Daryl down as she’s been in the ring with hom before as Daryl quickly stumbles back to his feet and turns around – AND DARYL WALKS RIGHT INTO HER “SUN KILLER” MOONSAULT FALLAWAY SLAM!! But Delilah doesn’t stop there as she runs off the ropes….AND THEN DELIVERS HER “KISS GOODNIGHT” SHINING WIZARD TO THE BACK OF THE HEAD AS SHE FLIPS DARYL OVER AND HOOKS THE LEG FOR THE WIN!!

OOOOOONNNNNNEEEEEEE!!!

TTTWWWWWWWOOOOOOOO!!!!

TTTTTTHHHHHRRRRREEEEEEEE!!!!

Eve: AND DARYL STAYS ALIVE AS HE SOMEHOW GETS HIS SHOULDER UP AT TWO AND A HALF DESPITE ALL THE DAMAGE DELILAH DID TO HIM!! Now frustration might be starting to set in on Delilah a bit,but not for long as she doesn’t let it weigh her down as Delilah is thinking of what to do next in order to put this match away as she keeps an eye on Kirk on ringside as well as she stands up and is pretty much begging him to stand back up, what does she have in mind here?…AND DELILAH RUNS AND SPRINGBOARDS OFF THE SECOND ROPE LOOKING TO HIT DARYL WITH “A SINGLE TEAR” SPRINGBOARD CUTTER – BUT OH MY GOD!!! DARYL DELIVERS A STEP UP KNEE TO THE FACE IN MID AIR!!! DELILAH MIGHT BE IN SOME SERIOUS TROUBLE RIGHT NOW! Delilah was perhaps looking for the knockout blow and Daryl made sure it didn’t happen and may have delivered one of his own!

Gavin Kirkland: Daryl backs into the corner shaking the cobwebs out once more taking a deep breath before seeing Delilah in a vulnerable spot stirring on her knees not having a clue of where she is and he looks to take advantage by running up….AND HE HOOKS THE ARM AND FLIPS OVER AND BRIDGES!!! DARYL HAS “CATCH 22” LOCKED IN AS DELILAH IS IN A PANIC ON WHAT TO DO RIGHT NOW! IS DELILAH GOING TO HAVE TO TAP OUT? DELILAH THOUGH IS TRYING TO DRAG HERSELF OVER TO THE ROPES AS SHE IS NOT THAT FAR AWAY AND REACHES HER FREE HAND OUT TO TRY AND GRAB IT BUT IT STILL ABOUT A FOOT AWAY EVEN THOUGH IT DOESN’T MATTER IN THE SLIGHTEST BECAUSE OF TRIPLE THREAT RULES AS DARYL LOOKS TO TRY AND PULL THE ARM OUT OF THE SOCKET AND SHE MIGHT HAVE NO CHOICE BUT TO TAP OUT – SHE GRABS THE ROPE BUT AGAIN, IT MAKES NO DIFFERENCE AS DARYL TRIES APPLYING EVEN MORE PRESSURE NOW! SHE MIGHT SERIOUSLY HAVE NO OTHER OPTION BUT TO TAP OUT HERE…

Deadprez: LOOK OUT!!! KIRK IS BACK IN THE MATCH AS HE PULLS DARYL OFF HIS SUBMISSION WITH AN ANKLE LOCK AND NOW IT’S DARYL IN A PANIC WITH NOWHERE TO GO IN THIS BATTLE OF SUBMISSIONS SO FAR, BUT DARYL ROLLS THROUGH SENDING KIRK FACE FIRST INTO THE TURNBUCKLE PAD BEFORE DARYL QUICKLY RISES UP TO HIS FEET AND CHARGES AT KIRK IN THE CORNER WITH A FULL HEAD OF STEAM….BUT KIRK SIDESTEPS IT AND SENDS HIM SHOULDER FIRST INTO THE RING POST THROUGH THE SECOND TURNBUCKLE! Kirk grabs him by the tights and looks to pull him out from the corner,  BUT LOOK BEHIND KIRK – DELILAH ROLLS HIM UP FROM BEHIND!!! 

OOOOOONNNNNNEEEEEEE!!!

TTTWWWWWWWOOOOOOOO!!!

TTTTTTHHHHHRRRRREEEEEEEE!!!

Eve: DID SHE GET HIM?! NO THE REFEREE SAYS IT WAS ONLY TWO BUT OH MAN THAT WAS AS CLOSE AS IT GETS THERE!!! Kirk just barely managed to kick out as they race up to their feet and he goes for a clothesline right away, but Delilah ducks it before running and springboarding off the second rope – BUT THEN KIRK INTERCEPTS HER PLAN AND CATCHES HER IN MID AIR WITH HIS “STAR SNIPER” EUROPEAN UPPERCUT TO THE JAW!!!!  Kirk may have this one won as he drops down on Delilah to make the cover – 

Gavin Kirkland: BUT LOOK OUT FROM ABOVE!!!! DARYL COMES FROM OUT OF NOWHERE FLYING OFF OF THE TOP ROPE AND HE DELIVERS A FROG SPLASH ON THE BACK OF KIRK WHO WAS ON TOP OF DELILAH IN THE PROCESS OF MAKING A COVER!! DARYL SHOVES KIRK AWAY BEFORE MAKING THE COVER ON DELILAH AND GOING FOR THE VICTORY!!!

OOOOOONNNNNNEEEEEEE!!!

TTTWWWWWWWOOOOOOOO!!!

TTTTTTHHHHHRRRRREEEEEEEE!!!

Deadprez: AND DELILAH STAYS ALIVE AS SHE BARELY GETS THE SHOULDER UP WITH A MILLISECOND TO SPARE!!!! Delilah just barely staying alive as this match continues on and Daryl is in disbelief that wasn’t enough to put her away. Daryl stands up and you can just see the frustration starting to set in both physically and mentally on him as he thought he picked the perfect moment to strike there. Daryl now begins to stomp away at the body of Delilah who is trying her best to cover up but is too weak to do so and now Daryl picks her up and begins to hammer away at her back and the back of her neck before trying to go for “A Beautiful Lie” here…AND DELILAH STILL HAS SOME LIFE LEFT IN HER AS SHE ESCAPES IT OUT OF PURE DESPERATION AS SHE DRIVES HIM BACK FIRST INTO THE CORNER! Delilah delivers several shots to the face and lower body before sitting him up on the top rope and goes up with him looking to go for a superplex!! 

Gavin Kirkland: SHE’S TRYING TO GO FOR THE SUPERPLEX BUT DARYL IS FIGHTING BACK WITH SHOTS TO THE RIB CAGE AND NOW IT’S A BATTLE FOR CONTROL ON THE TOP AS THEY ARE EXCHANGING BLOWS WITH THE OTHER BACK AND FORTH!! AND DELILAH LOOKS TO HAVE GAINED CONTROL AS SHE DELIVERS A HEADBUTT AND DARYL FALLS BACK FIRST DOWN TO THE MAT BELOW!! She stands up and tall on the top and….OH NO!!! KIRK RUNS ON THE APRON AND SHOVES HER OFF THE TOP ROPE DOWN TO THE OUTSIDE FLOOR AS HE QUICKLY GOES UP TOP NOW….AND DELIVERS A PICTURE PERFECT FROG SPLASH ON TOP OF DARYL AS HE HOOKS BOTH OF THE LEGS!!! KIRK LOOKING TO PICK UP THE PIECES AND PUNCH HIS TICKET TO THE CHAMBER MATCH!!!

OOOOOONNNNNNEEEEEEE!!!!

TTTWWWWWWWOOOOOOOO!!!

TTTTTTHHHHHRRRRREEEEEEEE!!!

Gavin Kirkland: And a kickout from Daryl again!!! and Kirk knows he can’t waste no time in going back on the attack as he mountd over the bsck of Daryl and starts to hammer away at the back of Daryl and drives his forearm into the back of his skull as hard as he can repratedly before picking him up off the mat, BUT DARYL SLAPS THE HANDS AWAY TRYING TO FIGHT BACK AND THROWS A HARD FOREARM SHOT TO THE FACE! KIRK RETALIATES WITH A STIFF PUNCH AS HE STUMBLES BACK A FEW FEET! BUT THEN KIRK FOLLOWS THAT UP BY HITTING SEVERAL KNEES TO THE FACE OF DARYL AND I THINK THAT DARYL HAS NO CLUE WHERE HE IS AT THE MOMENT! HE RUNS OFF THE ROPES AND DRIVES THE KNEE INTO THE SIDE OF THE HEAD AND HE HAS ALL THE CONTROL IN THIS MATCH AND DARYL MIGHT BE IN SOME SERIOUS TROUBLE! 

Eve: Daryl though is trying his best to crawl away knowing he’s likely in danger and slides out of the ring but Kirk sn’t letting it happen as he grabs ahold of his foot!  Daryl’s upper body is already out of the ring but Kirk isn’t letting him go anywhere  Daryl shows some anger poyndibg the mat as he tries to shake Kirk off his foot but it isn’t working as Kirk is trying to drag him back to the center of the ring but he’s holding on to the ring skirt for dear life at this point! After several moments he successfully manages to drag Daryl back to the middle of the ring but Daryl uses his free foot to kick him right in the face as he stumbles back a few feet holding his nose in some pain which buys Daryl just enough time to stand up and Daryl now takes this window of opportunity to try and scramble out of the ring again but once again Kirk runs and stops him near the corner….AND DARYL PULLS HIM BY THE ARM BACKWARDS AND SHE CONNECTS WITH THE SECOND TURNBUCKLE SHOULDER FIRST!! 

Deadprez: Daryl looks like he knew what he was doing like he was suckering Kirk in as that little grin comes across his face. He approaches him and looks like he is ready to end this match once and for all – BUT DELILAH IS BACK INTO THE MIX AGAIN AND HITS A SUPERKICK TO THE BACK OF DARYL’S HEAD, AND DELILAH LOOKS TO PICK UP THE PIECES AND TAKE ADVANTAGE OF KIRK BEING VULNERABLE – AND SHE GOES FOR “THE FINAL EPISODE” – BUT KIRK STILL HAS SOME FIGHT LEFT IN HIM AS HE ESCAPES IT AND FACES HER BACK BEFORE HITTING A SNAP GERMAN SUPLEX AS DELILAH LANDED HARD ON THE BACK OF HER HEAD AND NOW GETS HER UP AND GETS HER IN POSITION…THE “DOWN TO HELL” RUNNING TOMBSTONE SPIKING HER HEAD INTO TO THE MAT AS HE GOES FOR THE COVER!! 

OOOOOONNNNNNEEEEEEE!!!

TTTWWWWWWWOOOOOOOO!!!

TTTTTTHHHHHRRRRREEEEEEEE!!!

Eve: OH NO!!! DARYL IS BACK INTO THE FOLD AS HE PULLS KIRK OFF THE COVER BEFORE SLIDING HIM UNDER THE BOTTOM ROPE AND KIRK LANDS STOMACH FIRST ON THE OUTSIDE FLOOR….AND DARYL RUNS RIGHT OVER AND LOOKS TO PICK UP THE SCRAPS AS HE COVERS DELILAH!!! HE’S GOING TO TRY AND STEAL IT!!

OOOOOONNNNNNEEEEEEE!!!!

TTTWWWWWWWOOOOOOOO!!!!

TTTTTTHHHHHRRRRREEEEEEEE!!!

(Ding! Ding! Ding!) 

(‘Kamikaze by RedHook plays as Daryl Kinkade scurried out of the ring quickly and gets his hand raised in victory on the outside as he celebrates like he just won the Super Bowl by himself.) 

Gina Romano: HERE IS YOUR WINNER….DAARRYYYLLL KIIINNKKADDDEEEEE!!!!!

Eve: I guess triple threat matches are all about being in the right place at the right time, and Daryl capitalized on that and now gas punched his ticket to the Extreme Elimination Chamber match. Match could have gone either way with all these competitors put themselves through tonight, but the veteran smarts of Daryl prevails and it was his night tonight. 

Gavin Kirkland: Lots of people don’t like him, but gotta admire the ways he finds to win at this point. :notbad:

(The final shot is of Daryl celebrating his win on the stage as Delilah and Kirk look disappointed sitting in the ring with how the match ended. Daryl Kinkade celebrates in the middle of the ring as he picks up the final spot in the Extreme Elimination Chamber.)

Deadprez: You cannot have helped but sensed how desperate Daryl was to be in that Chamber. His performance here tonight showed that he really needed to succeed. Now he is one step closer to becoming the Answers World Champion.

Eve: Yeah, all he has got to do now is win at Road to Redemption.

Gavin Kirkland: And prove that Adam Lucas got lucky and should not even be the Champion heading into the Chamber.

(‘Be Legendary’ by Pop Evil hits over the PA system, the fans rising to their feet.)

Deadprez: And here comes the champion and look at the eyes of Daryl Kinkade.

(Daryl stares down at Adam as he appears at the top of the ramp, the championship belt draped over his shoulder. The fans are going mad for him, but Daryl doesn’t care. With a smirk, Adam starts to walk down to the ring, never taking his eyes off Kinkade, even when he walks up the ring steps and bends through the ropes entering the ring.)

Eve: Daryl not sure what to make of this. I’m not sure what to make of this.

Gavin Kirkland: It’s quite simple… Adam Lucas is out here hogging the spotlight for himself… as per.

Deadprez: I am sure that isn’t the case.

Gavin Kirkland: Well, of course you would say that. You are so far up his…

Deadprez: That’s more than enough of that talk thank you.

(In the ring, Adam’s music dies down, and Daryl Kinkade reaches outside the ring for a mic. Adam stands waiting, as Daryl lifts the mic to his lips.)

Daryl Kinkade: Out here to congratulate me Adam?

(A mixed reaction greets that statement. But Daryl is too focussed on the Champ to care.)

Adam Lucas: Well actually Daryl, yeah that is partially the reason why I am out here.

(Adam holds out his hand, but Daryl scoffs and doesn’t take it.)

Daryl Kinkade: You think I’m stupid? I take your hand bruv, and then you clock me with the belt?

(Adam laughs and takes his hand away.)

Adam Lucas: Nah, but hey, I offered. I’m stoked that you are getting another chance… even if you’ve been given more chances than most to get there. But hey, you are here, and I’m happy you get the chance to prove that me beating you earlier in the year was nothing but a fluke. Because you know what Daryl, I’ve grown sick and tired of hearing it, and I’m sure everyone else has here too as well. Call it luck, call it presence of mind, but regardless of the rope break, you had more than enough chances to get it done, but you didn’t take them. Just like Scott Diamond, and just like ARIA who both put in stellar high quality performances, it just wasn’t enough to get it done. And if you search deep down within yourself, you’d understand that. But yeah Daryl, congratulations… I’m glad you’ll get the opportunity. Even if, in my eyes at least, the outcome will remain the same.

Deadprez: Adam making it pretty clear what his feelings are right now. He believes that regardless of the Chamber, he’s still going to come away from Road to Redemption as Champion.

Eve: He’s had quite the run thus far Prez, but you and I both know that his results in the Chamber throughout his EAW career thus far have not been good. He has yet to win one in two attempts.

Deadprez: Third time is the charm though Eve.

Gavin Kirkland: Look, we know the way these things work. EVERYONE targets the Champion and tries to put him out of the match. Adam Lucas has shown in the Chamber that he’s never been able to handle that… and I honestly don’t think he will this year either.

(Back in the ring, Kinkade has digested Adam’s comments and is ready to respond.)

Daryl Kinkade: You think you are all high and mighty don’t you bruv? You have had yourself a few months with that title, and now you think you are unstoppable. Everyone here knows that you are on borrowed time. I know you are on borrowed time. That’s why you are carrying that belt around with you, so you’ve got many happy memories of a time when you were top dog. Because at Road to Redemption pal, it’s to the back of the queue for you. I had you, you know I had you. EVERY SINGLE PERSON in this arena knows I had you. Now that I have won tonight, I get the chance to finish the job I started. And next time, I won’t miss.

Adam Lucas: Everyone believes I am on borrowed time huh? Well, let us see if that is the case. Scott, Solomon, PJ and Viz… how about you all come out here and join…

(Before Adam can finish his sentence, he is interrupted by a booming voice over the PA system.)

Voice: I do not need an invite Lucas, especially from you.

(The crowd roars, as Scott Diamond appears at the top of the ramp, and speaks as he walks down to the ring, ignoring the crowd reaction to his presence.)

Scott Diamond: See, I may not agree with Daryl on a lot of things, but when he says that you are lucky to still be the Answers World Champion, he is correct.

(Adam looks out over the crowd and rolls his eyes, a smirk still on his face.)

Scott Diamond: And you can smile Adam, you can throw out that grin that these fans lap up, but it ain’t going to be the same when I knock out your teeth at Road to Redemption.

Gavin Kirkland: Yes Scott, you tell him.

Eve: Will you shut up Gavin? You are particularly annoying tonight.

Gavin Kirkland: ……

(Scott has reached the ring now, and climbs the steps, joining Daryl and Adam in the ring.)

Scott Diamond: Granted, you took everything I threw at you at The Last Stand. You showed that you are one of the toughest sons of a bitches alive. But whereas you have your doubts about the Chamber Adam, the Chamber is where I thrive. There ill be no escape for you, or for Daryl, or for anyone else unfortunate enough to be in this match with me. Adam, you have had a decent run, and no, I was not supposed to win at The Last Stand. But now the stars are aligning, and you are stepping into MY domain. After that event you should have rested up, had a few warm-ups, but left the title at home. Now, your body is already broken, and you are walking into a structure that has ended careers. There is not a single scenario where I don’t walk away from Road to Redemption once again the Answers World Champion. And it would be best for you if you started getting used to it right now.

Adam Lucas: Is that right?

Daryl Kinkade: Lucas has a point for once bruv, didn’t you just see what I did to get there. You really think I’m going to fail now?

Scott Diamond: Daryl, you are synonymous with failure. This moment is mine. And neither you, nor Lucas, nor anyone else is going to stop me. If there is anyone tougher than the Chamber itself, it’s me. None of you can…

Voice: Come on boys, it wouldn’t be a party without PJ at the table.

(The crowd roars as PJ Hendrix now makes his appearance, Daryl Kinkade staring at him perhaps even more than he did Adam. Scott just seems to shrug off his appearance, but the fans don’t, as he sprints to the ring and slides under the bottom rope before springing to his feet.)

Deadprez: PJ has built himself quite the momentum going into this match. He may not have the experience of the others, but you can bet he has the belief.

Eve: Could be the dark horse and one to watch?

Gavin Kirkland: The fans like him that’s for sure… but is he suited for the Extreme Elimination Chamber, that would be my question.

(PJ looks around the challengers and then to the Champ, nodding his head respectfully. The two of them even share a fist pump to the delight of the crowd.)

Deadprez: There is the difference right there… a show of respect from PJ to Adam Lucas, the way it should be.

(PJ laughs at Kinkade who is still giving him the daggers, before lifting the mic.)

PJ Hendrix: Well, look what we have here, this could be the beginning of a joke. A Steroid Freak, a perennial Loser, and a World Champion walk into the ring…

(This brings a laugh from the crowd, and indeed Adam, but not Scott and Daryl. PJ sees this and shrugs it off.)

PJ Hendrix: Tough crowd huh? No matter. See Scott, you have come up short already, that’s a fact. Daryl, you lost to me, and should not even be here except for a ‘second chance’, that’s fact as well. The only person that hasn’t had a shot at the big guy is me… and you know what Adam, I’m stoked to finally get the opportunity. See, whilst the two of you have been floundering around and making excuses, what I have been making is a NAME for myself. Discounting the Champ here, if you look at all our win/loss records, it is I who has the momentum here…

Scott Diamond: And so what… momentum can come to an abrupt halt when faced with an immovable object.

PJ Hendrix: But that’s the thing isn’t it bro, you are not immovable, you only think you are. Maybe you were back in the day when the ring was lit with candles instead of electric lighting, but right here in the present, you’re as beatable as the next man

Daryl Kinkade: And so are you

(PJ nods his head.)

PJ Hendrix: Yeah, for sure Daryl… I’ve lost a few. But you know the difference here, I’ve learned from every mistake. I’ve taken my bumps, and I’ve used them. In readiness for when I ascended to the big show. I know what’s coming guys, sure as apples are apples, my lack of experience will be brought to the fore, and how I am not ‘ready’ for a match of this stature. But ask yourselves this… are you sure that is the case. Or could it be that this is MY moment to be the Champion I was always supposed to be.

Scott Diamond: You’d be a worse champion that even he is

(Scott nods over at Adam who points his finger at his chest and mouths ‘Who me?’

PJ Hendrix: Yeah, I know I am likely to be portrayed as an underdog here. But sometimes the underdog has their day. And if there is anyone who knows that it’s you Adam. Right?

(Adam nods his head, agreeing with the sentiment for sure. He is about to respond but doesn’t have the opportunity as boos ring throughout the arena, Solomon Stane appearing at the top of the ramp.)

Deadprez: From one extreme to the other. The jovial nature of PJ, and now the seriousness of the former Off-Brand Amphetamine member.

Eve: He turned on his partner for this, I hope it was worth it.

Gavin Kirkland: Stupid statement, of course it was. He’s here, and Kirk Redwood isn’t. Enough said.

(Solomon is walking to the ring, with all eyes on him, just like he likes it. And he climbs the steps, still having not said a word. He listens intently to the boos, knowing why the fans had turned on him, but doesn’t care at all.)

Daryl Kinkade: So, you’re going to say something bruv, or stay the not so strong, silent type.

Scott Diamond: I’ve heard him speak, it’s sometimes better if he doesn’t bother.

(Solomon’s face remains stoic, as he lifts his mic to his lips.)

Solomon Stane: Ah, the jokers. Always ready with a quip isn’t that correct.

Daryl Kinkade: Only joker here is you bruv.

Solomon Stane: And yet, I am here in much the same way as you. Defeating my former ally Kirk Redwood. Only I only needed one chance to find my place within the Chamber. You had how many again?

(Daryl is speechless for a second, but then responds.)

Daryl Kinkade: Doesn’t matter how many, I’m here now, and I’m going to win.

Solomon Stane: You say so, as doesn’t Scott, as does PJ and of course you as well Adam. But to do so, would be to ignore what I did to take my place. I turned my back on a brother, because NOTHING was worth more to me than success at Road to Redemption. And let’s face it, if there is anyone who has been on that particular road for the past two years, it is myself. ALL of it, has led to this one moment. This one moment when, if it isn’t already, it becomes obvious who the reason for the OBA’s success really was. Solomon Stane, Answers World Champion, has quite the ring to it don’t you think? But, to answer you question Adam, and the reason you asked me out here. YES, I do believe your title reign is on borrowed time. Because that belt that is draped over you shoulder… in just a few weeks, it’s going to belong to me.

Voice: WHOA…

(The place erupts, recognising the voice immediately. A huge ovation heard at Chef Viz appears at the top of the ramp. All eyes turn to him, but Adam just laughs, climbing up onto a turnbuckle and sitting on the top strand enjoying the situation he had created.)

Chef Viz: Did no one think about catering for this little shindig?

(The arena erupts again as Viz makes his way to the ring, wearing his favorite Chef’s hat in fact.)

Deadprez: Love him or hate him, Viz get a reaction no matter where he goes. Boo him, Cheers him, Viz loves it all.

Eve: And these fans love him…and hate him… oh it’s just really confusing.

Gavin Kirkland: Possibly the favorite of anyone to take the title Prez?

Deadprez: I don’t know Gavin, this Chamber match is stacked, and a huge statement from Showdown. I literally could make a case for everyone. But Viz has the experience for sure… he’ll be up there that’s for certain.

(Viz enters the ring, and takes off his hat, a cupcake resting on his head. He passes it to Adam, who accepts it, a bit unsure what is going on.)

Chef Viz: It’s not poisoned… promise. Swapsies for that title belt yeah?

Adam Lucas: Nah, I will keep the belt Viz… thanks anyways.

Chef Viz: Cannot blame a brother for trying. Keep the cake, it will be delicious.

(Adam takes a bite, agreeing that it is indeed very tasty.)

Chef Viz: Now, after I’d picked myself up off the floor, stunned by the sight of no pastries or even a buffet for our little ego party, I got to thinking. I know I’ll hurt myself, but it’s all cool. I got to thinking, are we still doing this same back and forth. Look, I wear a Chef’s hat, I bake exceedingly good cakes…

PJ Hendrix: Someone already using that Viz

Chef Viz: I bake really good cakes?

(PJ puts his thumb up, which brings a chuckle again from the crowd.)

Chef Viz: I cook, oh my word I cook, better than my good friend Chef Ramsey, but don’t tell him I said that. And still, you people truly believe that is somehow detrimental to what I can do in this ring? Ask Adam who carried the load at Territorial Invasion…

Adam Lucas: That was probably me actually

Chef Viz: You are too kind… what?

Adam Lucas: OK, most of it then

Chef Viz: No, it was me silly.

(Adam shrugs.)

Chef Viz: Talk amongst yourselves for a moment, and ask each other, who has fallen to this ‘gimmick ‘character, that you claim me to be. You can all sleep on me, I don’t mind. You can all believe that it is you who is going to walk away from a Chamber that I know personally better than all of you, that will just give me the time to cook up something special. I like to cook… sue me. I like to have a laugh… instead of taking my face for a shit like Solomon here does most weeks… and in doing so I sell tickets so that everyone single one of you can get paid. Except maybe you Champ… you got that Championship bonus going on. Adam’s been a great champion, and all of you should respect that. But the fact is, I will be a better one. And if I gotta smash every single one of your heads into that steel, then that’s what I’m going to do. Viz didn’t get soft… he got cooking.

Deadprez: All five individuals make it very clear, they are not here to make up the numbers and all believe that they will walk out of their Chamber with the prize.

Eve: Like we just said, can make a case for all five, but what about the Champion, what is he thinking?

Gavin Kirkland: He’s thinking how do I get out of this mess alive.

(As the five individuals talk amongst themselves, all of them trying to make their points, Adam slides down from the corner, and walks between them so that he is stood in the middle of them as they surround him.)

Eve: That is not the best position to be in.

Deadprez: And he just openly walked into that situation willingly.

(Adam looks at all five men, and then lifts the mic to his lips.)

Adam Lucas: You all raise very valid points; I’m not going to deny that. I’ve been in the ring with most of you, I know all your capabilities, and I know that you ALL are more than capable of getting it done at Road to Redemption. But that doesn’t mean to say you will. See, I’ve heard you all saying how I am a ‘paper’ champion, who has done nothing for the brand, I’ve been called selfish, unworthy, a fraud. But you know what guys, I stand here in the middle of you all with one shard of clarity. None of you believe that I am going to walk out of the Chamber with my title reign intact. ALL of you, think that Chamber is my Achilles heel, that I will never conquer. And yet, every obstacle placed in front of me, I HAVE conquered. King of Elite, World Championship, I did that. And now guys, oh my days, right now, I am on the verge of something undeniable. BY ANYONE. I don’t walk into that Chamber fearful of what it can do to me, because I KNOW it could bring about my demise. I don’t walk into that Chamber concerned about those amongst you who have conquered that structure before, because I know your worth, and what that experience brings. But failing twice, means I not naïve like I was in my first Chamber. It means that I don’t recognize that outside interference couldn’t take place, especially if someone has the keys to the Chamber doors. In short, don’t worry about me guys, I’ll be golden…”

(He takes the title belt from his shoulder and holds it up high.)

Adam Lucas: Worry not just about how you are going to overcome me, but if you truly do have the balls to go to the places, I have already been in defense of this, the most prestigious title in the World.

(He turns the title around so he can see the nameplate, his name emblazoned all over it.)

Adam Lucas: It’s my name on this belt for a reason, and if you don’t understand that reason, then you may as well stay at home. If you don’t understand who I am by now, then why put yourselves through the hardships.

(He pauses, looking at each person individually, before once again raising the mic.)

Adam Lucas: Maybe I do lose at Road to Redemption. Maybe the Chamber will be too much, and one of you will conquer it, where I couldn’t. But if that happens, then that person will have earned it. They will have gone to hell and back… and considering the prize on offer rightfully so. Simply put guys, you want it… come get it. In fact…

(He pauses, and his eyes narrow.)

Adam Lucas: …I DARE YOU!!!

(He thrusts the title high to a huge ovation, as ‘Be Legendary’ hits again. All six individuals look at each other, knowing that the next time they were all together would likely be in the Extreme Elimination Chamber.)

Deadprez: I’m telling you right now and putting all my cards on the table. Showdown’s Extreme Elimination Chamber is going to steal the show, I can feel it.

Eve: You know what Prez, you may well be right.

Gavin Kirkland: As long as Adam Lucas loses, I’ll be happy.

(The camera pans around the competitors, all of them focused on the title, and then finally on Adam, a grin forming on his face before cutting to a commercial break.)

(We cut to the back after a commercial break, and in particular the medical room, where Auburn Ware is sat on a bench, being looked over by one of the trainers. The trainer holds her knee, as Auburn flexes it, not showing any reaction at all.)

Trainer: OK, now back, and then extend the leg as far as you can.

(Auburn nods, and does as she is told, the trainer looking for any reaction at all of which there is none.)

Auburn Ware: It feels good, I reckon I am good to go. Just say that I’m at one hundred percent and I’ll be on my way.

(The trainer continues feeling around the knee, looking for any signs of inflammation. As they do, AJAX walks in, Auburn’s eyes widening as he enters. She is obviously surprised he is here and is distracted from what the trainer is doing for a moment. AJAX smiles, and points to the knee.)

AJAX: How is it looking? Are you going to be ok?

(Auburn smiles back, nodding her head.)

Auburn Ware: Err I think so. Yeah, I think they are going to clear me.

Trainer: I will be the judge of that thank you. Let’s not jump to conclusions please Auburn.

Auburn Ware: Of course. But I appreciate you asking AJAX, which means a lot.

AJAX: It’s not a problem…

(AJAX seems a little bashful as he speaks, but thankfully the trainer stands up and writes something on a laptop before turning back to Auburn.)

Trainer: There is no tissue damage, no real inflammation to the joint, so I am happy to say that you should be able to return to competitive action next week. I’ll clear you, but you’ve got to be careful ok?

Auburn Ware: Of course, I am never anything else.

Trainer: Yeah, you all say that, they dive through tables from twenty feet.

(Auburn jumps off the bench and stands next to AJAX who towers over her.)

AJAX: That’s good news then, I’m happy for you.

Auburn Ware: Thanks AJAX, and thanks for the concern. There isn’t a lot of that going around here at the moment.

AJAX: It’s my pleasure…

(The two of them are smiling at each other when Jade Phoenix walks in for her physical check-up. She clocks what is going on, and for a moment digests it all, before rolling her eyes.)

Jade Phoenix: EWWW, how gross.

(AJAX looks at Jade, obviously not appreciating the comment, but it is Auburn who gets up and in Jade’s grill, Jade holding her head back as Auburn invades her personal space.)

Jade Phoenix: What do you think you are doing Auburn… how’s about you concentrating on your boyfriend, and not get into things that you can’t handle?

Auburn Ware: That comment was not very nice. I think you should say sorry to us both.

Jade Phoenix: Excuse me? Are we in Kindergarten now? I’m not going to say sorry Auburn and quite frankly you should grow up. If you get upset by a simple statement, then perhaps this business isn’t for you.

Auburn Ware: I don’t care what you think. You need to be nicer… so SAY SORRY!

(Jade just laughs and rolls her eyes, pushing past her to get to the bench. But Auburn isn’t having that and spins her around, Jade reacting by slapping her instinctively in the face. Auburn is stunned for a moment, but then flies at Jade, the two of them falling over the top of the bench and brawling on the floor, rolling around the trainer’s room, the trainer himself shaking his head. AJAX looks at him, and then at the girls, before grabbing Auburn around the stomach and lifting her up. AJAX takes her away as she swings her arms and legs trying to get at least some shots in on Jade who is about to launch herself back into the action, but is stopped by the trainer.

Trainer: If you want to pass your physical, you’ll stop right there.

(AJAX carries Auburn out the room, and she can still be heard screaming as they walk further and further down the corridor. Jade turns back to the trainer, and again rolls her eyes.)

Jade Phoenix: Now that is a girl with anger issues.

(The trainer just puffs out his cheeks, and motions for Jade to sit on the bench. It is in that image that the scene fades to the ring with Gina Romano ready to call the next match.)

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

Crowd: ONE FALL!!

(“Vroom” by Hoodie Allen & Connor Price plays as Nikki emerges from behind the curtain. She gets a MASSIVE reaction as she enters the arena in her home state. She looks around the Matthew Knight Arena with a gigantic smile on her face.)

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

(The ovation erupts from the Eugene crowd as Nikki heads to the ring. She takes her time getting into the ring and strikes one more pose as the crowd erupts once again. After a few moments of Kimura standing in the ring, “Vroom” fades and is eventually replaced by “Hard Out Here for a Pimp” by Three 6 Mafia, Paula Campbell. As the camera fades to the stage, the 1985 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham enters the frame with Damien hanging out the window. The vehicle stops with the door near the ramp. Damien exits the vehicle and poses against it.)

Gina Romano: AND HER OPPONENT….HAILING FROM MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE…WEIGHING IN AT 240 POUNDS….HE IS “MR. HUSTLE & FLOW”….DAAAAAAAAMIEEEEEEN KUUUUUUUUUUUUUUTCHER!

(The mixed reactions can be heard, slightly more boos than cheers, as Damien begins to dance and hype himself up on the way to the ring. He enters the ring and strikes a final pose, still mouthing his theme song. The referee checks on both participants and calls for the bell.)

(DING DING DING)

Eve: And we’re off…both competitors are taking their sweet time sizing each other up. Kimura shoots for a single leg on the much larger Kutcher…

Gavin Kirkland: AND HE JUST TOSSES HER AWAY LIKE HE’S SWATTING A FLY! Striking a pose afterwards too. In case you missed the introductions, Damien Kutcher has a One-Hundred-Twenty Pound weight advantage on Kimura.

Deadprez: She’s gonna have to cut him down EXPEDITIOUSLY if he wants a chance at this one.

Eve: You’ve got that right, Prez. Kutcher smiles as Kimura shoots for another takedown, HE’S LOOKING TO POWERBOMB HER ALREADY… NO! HURRICANRANA FROM KIMURA!

Gavin Kirkland: She’s running the ropes, perhaps looking for a Penalty Kick to her fallen foe… MISSES! Kutcher is back up… BICYCLE KICK TO THE FACE! Kimura might be looking for some missing teeth after that one. Now grabbing her by the waist, perhaps looking for a German Suplex. 

Eve: he hoists her up, NO, Kimura reverses the momentum and rolls Kutcher up with an inside cradle…

OOOONNEEE!

TW-

Gavin Kirkland: Kick out by Kutcher. This one is already hot and heavy… both competitors back to their feet… Kimura goes for an arm drag but her opponent is just too damn big! Kutcher pulls the much smaller Kimura up but she takes that momentum to the other side… ARM DRAG TO KUTCHER! FOLLOWED BY A DROPKICK!

Eve: Kimura is on fire now! Looking for a DDT but Damien simply stands up… Taking inspiration from a certain MMA Heavyweight, looks to spin her around into an Oklahoma Slam… 

Gavin Kirkland: WOAH! KIMURA JUST SPUN BACK AROUND AND DELIVERED A MONSTEROUS DDT! DROPPING MR. HUSTLE AND FLOW RIGHT ON TOP OF HIS DOME!

Deadprez: A move like that’ll take you from 6’4” to 5’2” real quick!

Eve: Kimura is very obviously attempting to use her speed to her advantage, but she might want to think about working on a body part! 

Gavin Kirkland: And just as you say that, it looks like Kimura is stomping on the ankle of her much bigger opponent… goes for a stomp… OH! CAPOEIRA KICK FROM DAMIEN KUTCHER STAGGERS KIMURA BACK INTO THE CORNER… STINGER SPLASH FROM KUTCHER… AND FINISHES THE SEQUENCE WITH A JUMPING CLOTHESLINE! DAMIEN KUTCHER HAS TURNED THE TIDE!

Eve: Picking up his opponent, maybe looking to put this one away… strikes a pose before running the ropes… LOOKING FOR RIGHT THURR… NO! KIMURA MOVES OUT OF THE WAY, KUTCHER IS STUMBLED, KIMURA RUNNING THE ROPES… GUT PUNCH FROM KUTCHER… EUROPEAN UPPERCUT… AND A SPIN KICK!

Deadprez: Combos for days from Mr. Hustle and Flow right there… yessir!

Gavin Kirkland: That’s right Prez and that combo took what could have been a misstep by Kutcher into more momentum… but Kimura is dazed and he’s still posing. The man may be too obsessed with the spotlight to actually put Kimura away.

Eve: Gavin, he could just be soaking in the crowd… OH! Now he’s finished his pose and is delivering straight stomps to the chest of Nikki Kimura… driving the wind out of her by force. 

Gavin Kirkland: Wait! Kimura grabbed his foot, SHE JUST COUNTERED A STOMP INTO A HEEL HOOK… or at least an attempt…

Eve: Kutcher is still on his feet, attempting to deliver some ground and pound to get Kimura to release… BUT KIMURA RETALIATES WITH AN UP KICK, SENDING KUTCHER’S HEAD BACK… KIMURA HAS TAKEN HER OPPONENT DOWN AND IS CRANKING ON A HEEL HOOK! 

Gavin Kirkland: No body part is safe when Nikki Kimura is around, and she’s very resourceful when it comes to catching a body part. 

Eve: KUTCHER IS WRITHING IN PAIN! KIMURA IS CRANKING THAT LEG BACK, TRYING TO GET THE TAP-OUT!

Deadprez: Cranking it like her name Soulja Boy!

Gavin Kirkland: OH! THE POWER OF KUTCHER… HE’S BROKEN THE GRAPEVINE ON THE LEG AND IS STANDING UP… DROPS DOWN, AND IS JUST RAINING DOWN STRIKES! LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT, ELBOWS! KUTCHER IS RAINING DOWN FISTS LIKE A TROPICAL STORM! 

Eve: Kimura is covering up though. Trying to divert any of these strikes… wait, WHAT A PALM STRIKE FROM KIMURA… SHE’S ROLLED THE MOMENTUM INTO A FULL GUARD OF HER OWN, BUT SHE QUICKLY TRANSITIONS INTO SIDE CONTROL… PERHAPS LOOKING FOR ANOTHER SUBMISSION… AMERICANA? NOPE… KUTCHER JUST SAT UP WITH KIMURA IN HIS ARMS AND IS STANDING UP…

Gavin Kirkland: And the disrespect… Mr. Hustle and Flow is curling Kimura as he gets to his feet… AND SENDS HER FLYING WITH A FALLAWAY SLAM! KUTCHER IS UTILIZING MOVES WE NEVER  EXPECTED FROM HIM TONIGHT!

Eve: Well, when you’ve got One-Hundred-Plus pounds on your opponent, you might want to use some more power based offense. Kimura rolls out of the ring after the fallaway slam, perhaps looking to take a break…

Gavin Kirkland: But there’s no time-outs in wrestling as Kutcher leans out of the ring to try and pull her back in… KIMURA WITH A HOTSHOT ON THE SECOND ROPE… FOLLOWED BY A RUNNING PUNT KICK TO THE FACE! DAMIEN IS DAZED… AXE KICK TO THE BACK OF THE HEAD! Kimura just delivered two devastating strikes to the face of Kutcher but she’s not done. She’s climbing to the top… DOUBLE STOMP TO THE HEAD! KIMURA MAY HAVE JUST KNOCKED DAMIEN KUTCHER OUT! 

Eve: Both competitors back in the ring… Nikki crawling to the cover…

OOOOOONNNNEEEE

TWOOOOOOOOOOO

Gavin Kirkland: KICKOUT BY DAMIEN! Despite getting absolutely rocked, Kutcher stays in the game!

Eve: Kutcher looking to get to his feet… PENALTY KICK TO THE CHEST FROM NIKKI KIMURA! She’s looking to head up to the top… FROG SPLAA—NO! Kutcher rolls out of the way, leaving Nikki crashing onto the canvas!

Gavin Kirkland: Kutcher measuring his opponent… JUMPING CLOTHESLINE RIGHT AS KIMURA GETS BACK TO HER FEET! FOLLOWED BY A JUMPING ELBOW DROP TO THE CHEST! DAMIEN LOOKS TO BE GAINING SOME MOMENTUM! PULLING KIMURA UP… IRISH WHIP…POPS HER UP… UPPERCUT! 

Eve: Following that up by running the ropes… NECKBREAKER! DRIVING HER TO THE MAT!

Deadprez: Neck-breaking… Body-shaking… 

Gavin Kirkland: Damien Kutcher may be looking for something, he’s measuring Kimura as she’s attempting to get to her feet… RIDIN’ DIRTY… NO! KIMURA DUCKS THE DISCUS LARIAT GOING FOR A ROLL-UP. 

OOOOOOOONNNNNEEE

TW–

Eve: KICKOUT! Kimura back to her feet before Kutcher, DROPKICK TO THE KNEE, DROPPING KUTCHER TO THE MAT… NIKKI OFF THE ROPES… GOING FOR A PUNT… MISSES!

Gavin Kirkland: KUTCHER ATTEMPTING TO GET TO HIS FEET… JESUS! KIMURA JUST DROPPED DAMIEN WITH A SNAP PILEDRIVER… ONCE AGAIN DROPPING KUTCHER RIGHT ON THE TOP OF HIS HEAD!

Eve: Not done there, she’s pulling him back up but Kutcher breaks the hold and delivers a European Uppercut! KIMURA FIGHTING BACK WITH SLAPS AND A SPINNING BACK KICK TO THE STOMACH. OFF THE ROPES… PUNT KICK TO THE FACE SPINS DAMIEN AROUND… DOUBLE KNEE BACKBREAKER! 

Deadprez: Taking his breath away by force! KIMURA IS ON FIRE! YESSIR!

Gavin Kirkland: Kimura looking to deliver some more damage to Mr. Hustle and Flow here… but before she can get him up… Kutcher breaks her grip and rolls to the outside! 

Eve: Getting some distance, you have to respect a man who knows when to get some space from an ass-kicking. But I don’t think Kimura is about to let him just get out of the ring like that. She’s lining him up… BASEBALL SLIDE… THE LOW DROPKICK FOUND THE STERNUM OF KUTCHER… SENDING HIM BACK AGAINST THE BARRICADE… SHE’S SIZING HIM UP… TOPEEEEEE SUICIII-NO! KUTCHER CAUGHT HER WITH AN UPPERCUT! 

Gavin Kirkland: Looks like the other side of the coin for Kimura, she had Kutcher in a very similar position earlier… Kutcher is looking to gain some momentum here… perhaps measuring Nikki up for that Drive-By Kick he calls “RICKY”. He’s measuring… head of steam… NO! Kimura dodges the dropkick to the head leaving Damien to land back first on the apron… He sits up… WHAT A SHOT FROM KIMURA! A ROUNDHOUSE TO THE CHEST FROM INSIDE THE RING BUT KUTER STILL ATTEMPTS TO GET TO HIS FEET… Wait, is Kimura really going for a suplex on the big man?

Eve: Looking to get the big man over, but he reverses momentum… Kimura drops to the side, landing on the apron. BICYCLE KICK FROM KUTCHER… NIKKI RETURNS IT IN KIND WITH ONE OF HER OWN. RIGHT HAND FROM KUTCHER… STEP-UP ROUNDHOUSE SPINS DAMIEN AROUND… OH MY GOD! NIKKI KIMURA JUST DELIVERED A DAMN TIGER SUPLEX TO DAMIEN KUTCHER ON THE APRON! KUTCHER TO HIS KNEES… SUPERKICK FROM KIMURA…. WHAT’S SHE LOOKING FOR NOW… 

Gavin Kirkland: GOOD GOD ALMIGHTY! NIKKI KIMURA JUST DELIVERED A BRAINBUSTER ON THE APRON TO KUTCHER… SHE GOT THE BIG MAN UP AND DROPPED HIM FLAT ON HIS HEAD… but before she could capitalize, Kutcher fell to the floor outside the ring. 

Deadprez: That man is gonna be nothing but dead weight for Nikki…

Eve: You’ve got that right, Prez, Kutcher, whether inadvertent or not, just saved himself from a potential loss by falling to the mats outside the ring. Kimura is looking to get him to his feet but HE TACKLED HER INTO THE STEEL STEPS! NOW GRABBING HER WRIST…AND SENDS HER INTO THE BARRICADE WITH AN IRISH WHIP… STINGER SPLASH AGAINST THE BARRICADE! KUTCHER SENDS HER BACK INTO THE RING AND FOLLOWS HER… RUNNING THE ROPES IS MR. HUSTLE AND FLOW… KIMURA JUST LEAPFROGGED OVER HIM! BOTH RUNNING NOW… CROOOOOSSSSBOOO—NO! DAMIEN HALTS ALL MOMENTUM BY CATCHING KIMURA’S CROSSBODY ATTEMPT… SCOOP SLAM!

Gavin Kirkland: A simple but effective maneuver from Kutcher… he drops down for the cover…

OOOOOOONNNNNEEEE

TWOOOOOOOOO—

Eve: KICKOUT! KUTCHER IS FLABBERGASTED! 

Deadprez: Mans got a 2 count off a Scoop Slam… Not like he hit a huge move… calm down son!

Gavin Kirkland: Kutcher thinks that should’ve been it… he’s in the referee’s face but once again he’s taking his eyes off of his opponent… while Mr. Hustle and Flow is losing focus… The Anchor is getting to her feet, measuring her opponent, SPIN KICK TO THE MIDSECTION…DDT FROM KIMURA! 

Eve: Nikki looks to be measuring her opponent for something… GOES INTO A TILT-A-WHIRL… HOOLIGAN SPECIAL COMING… WAIT, KUTCHER PLANTS HER FEET… CLOTHESLINE FROM KUTCHER TURNS NIKKI INSIDE-OUT! 

Gavin Kirkland: Every move Nikki has… Kutcher has an answer for… but then again, neither of them have been able to keep the momentum for much of the match. 

Eve: Both competitors roll to different corners, both attempting to get their bearings. Damien is the first to his feet… measuring Kimura… CHARGES… HUGE CLOTHESLINE INTO THE CORNER FROM KUTCHER… HEADS BACK TO THE CORNER AGAIN AND CHARGES BACK… BACK ELBOW SMASHES NIKKI… HE’S RUNNING BACK TO HIS CORNER AGAIN… JESUS! NIKKI KIMURA JUST CAME IN WITH A NASTY DROPKICK AS KUTCHER WAS TURNING AROUND… CAUGHT HIM DIRECTLY IN THE FACE! 

Deadprez: Back-and-forth like a tennis match… who’s gonna get the final shot?

Gavin Kirkland: That’s a good question, Prez, but right now, I don’t think either of these competitors have hit their huge moves to get the win yet. We’ll have to see…

Eve: Kutcher is slumped in the corner after that nasty dropkick. Kimura looks to be setting up for something else here… ANOTHER CORNER DROPKICK STAGGERS KUTCHER OUT OF THE CORNER… Nikki looks to be climbing the rope but her back is to the ring… perhaps looking for a moonsault. 

Gavin Kirkland: KUTCHER JUST PUSHED THE REFEREE INTO THE ROPES, KIMURA IS CROTCHED ON THE TOP ROPE! DAMIEN LOOKS TO CAPITALIZE… WHAT THE HELL!? “MR. HUSTLE AND FLOW” JUST DELIVERED A HANGMAN’S NECKBREAKER FROM THE TOP ROPE TO NIKKI KIMURA! 

Eve: Because of the height and the angle, that looked almost like a Cliffhanger DDT based on the way Nikki landed! The referee is taking the time to check on Nikki while also admonishing Damien for the hove. Nikki looks nearly lifeless after that fall but I don’t think Damien cares…

Gavin Kirkland: He certainly doesn’t, delivering vicious stomps to the back and neck of Nikki. He’s really trying to soften her up so he can claim the W tonight. 

Eve: The referee is pulling Kutcher away here… Kimura’s arm was apparently under the rope but beyond that, this is all legal. 

Gavin Kirkland: Kutcher pulling Kimura to the center of the ring and looks to be pulling her up… GODDAMN! KIMURA JUST RETALIATED WITH A FREAKING HEADBUTT TO THE TRAPS OF KUTCHER, SENDING THE BIGGER COMPETITOR BACKING UP INTO THE ROPES. KIMURA CHARGES… STUN GUN FROM KUTCHER… AND ANOTHER NECKBREAKER DROPS NIKKI!

Eve: Going for the cover… Kutcher for the win…

OOOOOONNNNNNNEEEEE

TWWWWWWWWOOOOOO

THHHHHHHHRRR—

Eve: KICKOUT BY KIMURA! NIKKI KIMURA IS STILL IN THIS ONE! Both of these competitors have been throwing everything they can into this match but they both still have their highest caliber shots to fire off! 

Gavin Kirkland: That’s right! Neither competitor has been able to fire off their finisher… but they both have attempted to put the other down. 

Eve: Wait, where is Kutcher going… he just slid out of the ring and is searching under the ring for something…

Deadprez: Boy…what you doin’ this ain’t No DQ!

Gavin Kirkland: You’ve got a point there, Prez, Kutcher might be letting his frustration get the best of him. He’s tossing in a chair…

Eve: The referee understandably steps in between them and makes sure that Damien Kutcher can’t use the steel!

Gavin Kirkland: WHAT!? AS THE REFEREE WAS TOSSING THE CHAIR OUT OF THE RING…KUTCHER ATTEMPTED A LOW BLOW TO NIKKI…

Eve: Nikki isn’t affected very much… I don’t think Damien thought that one through… Mr. Hustle and Flow just shrugs… AND FLATLINES NIKKI WITH A STRAIGHT JAB TO THE FACE! PERHAPS THE LOW BLOW WAS A DIVERSION! 

Gavin Kirkland: Nikki is rocked once again but now Kutcher is looking to end this one. He’s delivering stomps to the back of Kimura’s head. He’s attempting to soften her up for either “The Dirty South” or one of his many big strikes. 

Eve: Kutcher is pulling her back up… sends her into the ropes… POP-UP… UPPERCUT! ANOTHER HUGE SHOT FROM KUTCHER! FOLLOWED UP BY A DROPKICK TO THE FACE OF KIMURA! 

Deadprez: MR. HUSTLE AND FLOW IS FEELING HIMSELF… OH YES!

Gavin Kirkland: Kutcher pulling Kimura back to her feet… looking to put this away… RIDIN’ DIRTY!!! KUTCHER DELIVERS A DISCUS CLOTHESLINE TO KIMURA! TURNS THE ANCHOR INSIDE-OUT AGAIN! BUT HE’S NOT DONE!

Eve: No he isn’t he’s pulling her towards the rope… hanging her out to dry over the ropes… backing up for some momentum… RIIIIIIIICKYYYYYY! THE DRIVE-BY KICK TO THE FACE OF KIMURA! THIS ONE IS JUST ABOUT OVER!

Gavin Kirkland: Damien Kutcher is looking to ascend but he’s taking his sweet time! He’s jaw-jacking with the fans, taunting… I don’t know about wasting this much time but he did just hit 2 of his biggest shots!

Eve: KUTCHER TAKING FLIGHT LOOKING TO DELIVER WE FLY HI–. OOOOOH! NIKKI GO THE KNEES UP… SHE ROLLS HIM OVER… SHE MIGHT STEAL THIS ONE!!!!

OOOOOOOOOOOONNNNNNNEEEEE!!!

TWWWWWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOO!!!

THRRRRRRRREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!

Eve: NIKKI KIMURA STEALS IT!

(Ding Ding Ding)

(“Vroom” by Hoodie Allen & Connor Price plays as Nikki rises to her feet. The crowd shouts in approval as Kutcher can be seen on the mat holding his stomach and looking very disappointed. The referee grabs Nikki’s hand and raises it as the crowd screams in approval.)

Gina Romano: HEEEEEEREEEEE IS YOUR WINNER… THEEEEE AAAAAANCHOR…. NIIIIIIKKKKKIIIIIIII KIMMMMMMMMURA!

(Damien Kutcher rolls out of the ring and begins to walk up the ramp. The camera focuses on Nikki celebrating as the scene fades to black and transitions to our next segment.)

(The camera opens up to a shot of the backstage area where we see Mikaela Street with a microphone in hand. )

Mikaela Street: Ladies and Gentlemen please welcome my guest at this time,.. ‘Princess’ Candice Blair!

( Suddenly Candice Blair walks into the frame, and the thunderous sound of boos begins to fill the arena as Candice simply smiles before grabbing the microphone from Mikaela. )

Candice Blair: Oh Mikaela! Aren’t you just as happy and excited as I am? I mean the celebration at Disney has been nothing short of MAGICAL! It has been amazing in every single way!

Candice Blair: And the cherry to top it all off is the fact that I walked into The Last Stand and defeated evil. I did what everyone has failed to do so far, and I did it my way. I overcame the evil witch, and I proved that a Princess’s true power has no limits!

( Mikaela Street nods before taking the microphone back from Candice. )

Mikaela Street: That was a brutal back-and-forth match. So congratulations to you on that victory. But ever since The Last Stand, Caroline has been missing. Why has no one seen Caroline?

( Candice Blair rolls her eyes before snatching the microphone back from Mikaela. )

Candice Blair: Uhh.. I don’t know. Nor do I care where she is! No one with a functioning brain in their head should be thinking about where an evil troll, like Caroline, is when you have ‘The Face of Disney’ gracing your television screens and bringing Disney Magic to your backwoods, po-dunk towns!

Candice Blair: I’m the one who fought tooth and nail with pure evil at The Last Stand, and I’m the one who walked out able to tell the tale. I don’t care where Caroline is, and honestly for her sake and the rest of ours, wherever she is I hope she stays there and never comes back! All week long that’s all I’ve been asked “Where is Caroline”, “What happened to Caroline”, and “Have you seen Caroline”? But no one is focusing on MY VICTORY. I endured weeks of mind games and threats and overall torture and trauma, and I overcame all of that, and not one person cares to focus on that front!

( Candice begins to become slightly frustrated as she starts pacing before turning around too quickly. )

Candice Blair: UGH IT’S ALL JUST SO-

( Just as Candice Blair turns around someone bumps into her sending her staggering back a little. )

Candice Blair: Hey, what the-

( Suddenly the camera pans to show the culprit as the arena begins to give a mixed reaction to who it is. )

Miku Sakai: Hey dumbass, stay out of my way and maybe watch where you’re going. Do you think you can manage that?

Candice Blair: Um, excuse you? Do you know WHO you’re talking to? I am a Princ–

( Before Candice can finish her sentence, Hikari Kanno walks by and begins to interject. )

Hikari Kanno: Yeah, how about you pipe down? Isn’t it embarrassing enough that you run around here pretending to be a Disney Princess at your big age? Do you not feel shame? Or do you just have an unfulfilled degradation kink?

Candice Blair: That’s funny, you’re really one to talk. It took you teaming up with two other strong-willed women to even so much as win at a Marquee Event. But I’m the embarrassing one? No. I don’t think it works that way.

Miku Sakai: Oh so not only are you a Princess, you’re a philosopher too? Please do tell me, how your situation is any different than our own? You see unlike you, we’ve done well for ourselves, and now that we’ve proven that Devolution isn’t almighty nor are they untouchable, it’s time we go out and make up for lost time, and prove that IDOL-Gun is still as dominant and talented as we’ve always been.

Candice Blair: And again, I’m the embarrassing one? At the end of the day, the only way either one of you can be successful is if you’re tied at the hip with one another and that’s just so pathetic.

Miku Sakai: Sure. Sure. But do you know what’s even more pathetic? Being a grown woman, parading around and pretending to be a Disney Princess. You’re a loser and a weirdo. And it’s clear to me that you’ve survived this long without anyone making it obvious to you just how unearthing that is. So yes, you’re beyond embarrassing. You’re a downright disgrace. But then again maybe that’s who you are at your core. Just because you pretend you’re a princess doesn’t mean you actually deserve to be treated like one. At the end of the day no matter how much make-up and perfume you apply to shit, it’s still shit at the end of the day.

( IDOL-Gun laugh with one another before bumping into Candice and making their exit as she stares off at them seething before the camera fades elsewhere. )

(The Showdown scene soon followed as we can see Kyra Phillips backstage as she had a bright smile across her face.)

Kyra Phillips: Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome my guest at this time, the woman who will be representing Showdown in the Specialists Championship Chamber, Ashlynn Quinn!

(Ashlynn would appear on the screen as she didn’t look impressed at all. The usual reaction the crowd in attendance would give her, she just rolled her eyes.)

Ashlynn Quinn: That’s really how you’re going to greet the woman who just qualified for the Specialists Chamber??? Humor me, Kyra. But be so serious right now, hun. Last week, I barely broke a sweat against Delulu Rose 💅!!! I folded her so badly, that she’s ALREADY regretting her life choices. But you see, Kyra. I am going to be entering this chamber, as the clear favorite? No?!??? I mean respectfully let me be serious here, Bea Valentine looks pretty with the Specialists Championship, but she isn’t as BEAutiful as me. Rory Slate, ew.. she looks like she runs the register at Hot Topic, while the manager is outside selling weed to 13 year olds. Nikki Kimura, be so serious right now, she just isn’t winning anything! I don’t see LILITH or Juggalo Sally providing any challenge either, whoever wins that qualifying match. And don’t even get me started on Miss Kasai.. Kyra, let me just go on a limb and say-

(The words of Ashlynn Quinn came to a pause. That question was answered, as Kasai stood there. She had a smirk on her face, as she was amused at what Ashlynn had said.)

Kasai: That honestly was quite funny, Ashlynn. But I’ll say this, you did a good job last week against Delilah. Delilah is an opponent I wish I could have back, and reclaim my victory over.. But right now my focus and shift is on one thing only.. winning the Specialists Championship.

Ashlynn Quinn: Uhh?? Who gave you the permission to talk? Sweetie hello??? 

(Ashlynn snapped her fingers in the face of the cameraman, trying to get him to direct the camera back on her. But it was still well dealt with, and focused on Kasai as well.)

Kasai: If you want me to apologize for interrupting you.. I don’t really know what to say. But you really don’t get the special treatment, Ashlynn. I learned that the hard way in EAW, and maybe one day you will as well. The grass isn’t always greener on the other side, but the build back up is what matters that much more. I went to war with Nikki Kimura, and then I defeated Brianna Hill, proving it isn’t just Showdown where I can get it done. The pressure doesn’t break me, but you should fear a drop of sweat, as it’ll remove your makeup.

(A smirk spread across the face of Kasai, knowing good and well, she just got under the skin of Ashlynn. Ashlynn looked on in disgust, as she put her finger towards her mouth, insinuating throwing up.)

Ashlynn Quinn: You wanna run around here, acting like some hotshot? Be so serious right now, like??? HELLO, YOU BEAT NIKKI KIMURA 🤓🤓🤓! Even a hobo outside of Wal-Mart could defeat her. 💅 

Kasai: Underestimate my abilities as you wish, but in the end.. I will stand over every other woman in the match, relishing in deserved, hard fought, championship glory. And you-

(The sound of a throat clearing would then cut the 2 women off. And it was shown to be none other than Nikki Kimura. Nikki looked at Kasai, she had quite the bitter taste left in her mouth from The Last Stand, but her attention diverted over towards Ashlynn Quinn now.)

Nikki Kimura: All I heard was a bunch of nonsense about how this person, and that person is walking out of the Chamber with the championship at hand, but let’s just take a second to deepen the thought process for a moment, ask yourselves the question, who has the biggest chip on their shoulder, in the WHOLE entire match?

Ashlynn Quinn: Clearly, it’s me-

Nikki Kimura: You’re the most egotistical and self centered person ever. You live a perfect life, and exist off of a trust fund. Pipe down for a moment. 

Ashlynn Quinn: Ugh, this is why you were the weak link of the cosmic brownies.

Nikki Kimura: Cosmic brown….ies..? What are you talking about?

Ashlynn Quinn: Uh, you know? the group you two dopes were in?

(Ashlynn looked at Kasai and Nikki, with a confused expression on her face, all the while she was absolutely.. butchering the name of the cosmic captains.)

Kasai: You mean cosmic captains?

Ashlynn Quinn: YEAH! THAT ONE! But ew, Cosmic Brownies would have suited you two better anyways!

Nikki Kimura: ….I don’t really know what much I can say about that. But regardless, before Ashlynn interrupted me.. there is an elephant in the room..

(The attention was turned towards Kasai and Nikki. The tension was damn near able to be cut through with a knife, Nikki looked at Kasai, Kasai looked back. The gaze between the two is not willing to be broken.)

Nikki Kimura: Ever since The Last Stand, the moments in our match have replayed in my head. Time after time. I think of what I lost. I think of how much hell we put each other through. My only fault being, it really didn’t end how I wanted it, Kasai. But redemption is on the horizon, as we both stamped our names in this chamber. And don’t even think about it for a moment, that if the chance comes to get you out of the match, I won’t hesitate in taking the opportunity.  

(Nikki said confidently towards Kasai. A smirk built up as she nodded, looking at Nikki.)

Kasai: Our match at The Last Stand was me stomping my foot on the ground. But Nikki, respectfully.. while you might be caught up with that loss against me, the problem is? I didn’t lose anything from our battle. I may have been a little sore, but I made sure to leave absolutely nothing on the table. If you come at me in the chamber, I’ll battle you once more. But wise words: don’t focus all your attention on me. This is much, much more than Nikki Kimura vs. Kasai round two. And I hope you realize that.

Nikki Kimura: This match is so much more than Nikki Kimura going up against Kasai again. But this is a proving ground for me. I made that major mistake, and find myself not wanting to beat around the bush anymore. It’s only going to be statement win after statement win, from this moment going forward. And that culminates with me lifting gold over my head. And I can’t name a better scenario for that to go down, rather than knowing I got my win back against you also.

Kasai: With all due respect, Nikki. But it seems like what I’m saying is going over deaf ears.. But just believe what you wish to believe. 

(The two women were locked in the gaze of each other, the tensions still being mighty and high after The Last Stand. But they would be interrupted..)

Ashlynn Quinn: Helllloooooooo?? I don’t know what it is, but honestly the beef between you two that’s carried over since The Last Stand? It smells rotten. The both of you need to get outta here! You’re taking up the valuable time where I could be addressing something important! Be so serious with me right now, what is it with these people are their ridiculous amount of main character syndrome? Coming in here giving me this cute little talk.. 🤓🙄 gee that’s real cute, you two. But I don’t care about your love story or whatever it is, you two were yapping about. But do me a favor, no one wants you two here! GO! scram! tell your life stories to a mirror, that’s the only person that would care. 

(Ashlynn began to wave them off, as she was really frustrated as her camera time was being eaten up. Kasai and Nikki Kimura looked at her for a minute, were they really about to obey her demands?)

Kasai: I’m thinking Nikki, we should probably go, Ashlynn might blow a fuse.

Nikki Kimura: Yeah, I think we have overstayed our welcome.

Ashlynn Quinn: YES! SEE! THANK YOUUUU! Great, now, I can say-

(Suddenly just then, Nikki and Kasai would team together, decking Ashlynn Quinn in the mouth! Ashlynn let out a groan of agonizing pain as Nikki and Kasai soon left the room. Ashlynn laid on the ground, holding her chin as she shouted out amidst her own terror.)

Ashlynn Quinn: I need a doctor, AND a lawyer! I can’t see straight right now!! prosecute them!

(Ashlynn sold the attack from the two as if she was dying, over exaggerating just a bit, but it still hurt. The Showdown scene would soon fades to a commercial break.)

(As Showdown returns from commercials, Gina Romano is in the middle of the ring ready to call the next match.)

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

Crowd: ONE-FALL!

(“We Won’t Back Down” by Ra plays as Mattias Burke steps out onto the stage. The crowd cheers him on but he approaches the ring with determination and focus.)

Gina Romano: INTRODUCING FIRST, FROM LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND WEIGHING IN AT ONE HUNDRED AND EIGHTY-FIVE POUNDS, HE IS “THE NATURAL” MATTIAS BURKE! 

Deadprez: This young man is ready for a fight! Mattias Burke made waves at The Last Stand with that triple threat match! Yet last week on Showdown, he lost to Charlie Marr in a qualifying match. He put up a fight though, nothing to be ashamed about! I mean, this kid has proven that he’s got the guts and the drive, now he needs to put it all together and use it to defeat Solomon Stane! I think he could pull this one off.

(“We Won’t Back Down” fades out and is replaced by “Birds With Broken Wings” by Ben Caplan. The crowd boos as Solomon Stane walks down the ramp. The entire time he’s just smiling at Mattias Burke.)

Gina Romano: AND HIS OPPONENT, FROM THE CITY OF SIN, WEIGHING IN AT TWO HUNDRED AND SIXTY-SIX POUNDS, HE IS “YOUR SAVIOR” SOLOMON STANE!

Gavin Kirkland: Guts? Drive? There is an 80 pound difference between these two! Solomon could probably throw Burke halfway across the state! And you have to remember the type of man that Solomon is. He was perfectly willing to beat his tag partner to a pulp to get a spot inside the chamber at Road to Redemption! You have to wonder what he would be willing to do to someone like Burke, someone who simply stands in his way! 

(Ding! Ding! Ding!)

Deadprez: Mattias is looking to start things out here by circling Solomon! When you’re facing off against an opponent of that sheer size and strength, you can’t just dive in. It looks like Stane is turning his back to Mattias here, an evil smile on his face! Burke takes what he can get! He runs up and hits Solomon in the upper back with a nasty dropkick! It only sends the big man stumbling a few steps forward! He looks for another and this time Stane avoids it! He waits until Burke has managed to get back to his feet before getting him with a dropkick of his own! It takes Mattias right off his feet and into the corner! 

Gavin Kirkland: He really fell for that, huh? As Burke scrambles back up, Solomon is on him a fly on poop! He throws him across the ring with the biel throw! He threw him across the ring like a child! Again, Burke tries to get back to his feet, but Stane descends on him in an instant! He looks for a rolling elbow but Burke ducks under it…and superkicks Stane in the back of the knee! It’s enough to drop him down and Burke lines up his shot! He goes to the ropes AND KNOCKS DOWN STANE WITH A SPRINGBOARD ROUNDHOUSE! It gets Stane right in the side of the head, hopefully knocking the voices out of them! It takes Burke a second to realize just how wide his opening is this early in the match! HE LOOKS FOR GREETINGS FROM LIVERPOOL! 

Eve: But the Swinging STO is denied by Stane as he shoves Mattias away! Burke of course looks to keep up the offense this time trying for a superkick BUT STANE CATCHES THE LEG! Burke immediately tags him with an enziguri, preventing any capitalization from his opponent! He gets right behind Stane and tries to hoist him up for a dragon suplex…but Stane doesn’t plan on taking flight anytime soon! He elbows Burke in the face to get free! THEN DELIVERS A HEADBUTT RIGHT TO THE JAW! Burke is absolutely stunned as Stane picks him up and sends him back down with a Thrust Spinebuster! Burke writhes on the ground with pain from that one! Solomon grabs Burke by his hair and then drags him to his feet! BIG FOOT RIGHT TO THE CHEST! He sends Burke right out to ringside!

Deadprez: Burke should stay out there after that! At the very least he needs to distance himself from Stane and rethink his plan. It doesn’t seem that chance is coming anytime soon as Stane follows his prey out to ringside! He picks up his opponent and gets him in position for a powerslam! BURKE MANAGES TO SLIP OUT! He quickly dashes back inside the ring with Solomon in hot pursuit! THE MINUTE SOLOMON GETS ON THE APRON HE’S MET WITH A V-TRIGGER! That was some clever thinking right there…but that wasn’t the only thought in his head! He rushes over the corner turnbuckle AND LAUNCHES HIMSELF TO THE OUTSIDE WITH A TRIANGLE CROSS-BODY! That is pure athleticism on the display right there! The Oregon crowd seems to agree as they cheer him on!

Gavin Kirkland: And the fool is lapping it up! He should be getting his opponent back inside the ring and celebrating when it’s over! He finally looks to do so, rolling Solomon Stane back in! But Solomon just rolls on through to the other side, preventing any sort of pinfall! Burke looks to show off once again…THIS TIME WITH THE SLINGSHOT RANA! WAIT! STANE CATCHES HIM! RELEASE POWERBOMB! Again, Stane’s brute strength is the difference maker here! Solomon wastes no time at all rolling Burke back inside the ring! ATONEMENT! Oh this one has to be over as Stane locks in that signature camel clutch! The audience expressing their DIS-STANE for Solomon Stane as he is trying to snap Burke in half!

Eve: Really? Dis-Stane? You’re not wrong about that though. Solomon responds to boos raining down on him by standing up with the hold still locked in! Burke is crying out in pain, desperately reaching for the ropes! Solomon takes one arm and starts swinging downward at Burke! A few right hands to soften him up! OH! BURKE SLIPS AWAY FROM THE LOOSENED GRIP! He grabs the head of Stane and HITS AN INVERTED HEADLOCK BACKBREAKER! Mattias Burke doesn’t let his opponent go, instead he chains it INTO DESTINATION UNKNOWN! HE GETS SOLOMON WITH THE PUMPHANDLE DRIVER AND MAKES THE COVER!

ONE!

TWO!

Deadprez: Stane stays in the game with a kick out! Mattias looks disappointed, but keeps a level-head as he figures out his next move! He makes the climb up onto the top rope, looking for BRITISH AIRWAYS! The 450 splash doesn’t find the target as Solomon moves out of the way! That impact with the mat stuns Burke and gives Solomon the chance to turn the tide! He gets back to his feet and bell claps his opponent! NOW THE GERMAN SUPLEX! BURKES LANDS ON HIS FEET! BURKE LOOKS FOR THE HIDDEN BLADE BUT SOLOMON DUCKS UNDER IT! HE GRABS HIM AND ROLLS HIM UP WITH A SCHOOLBOY! Instead of a pin, Solomon lifts Burke onto his shoulders and GETS HIM WITH A SAMOAN DROP! Stane then reaches down and picks up his opponent by the throat…helping him find his feet! Stane pulls him in for the headbutt but Mattias counters with the armdrag! 

Gavin Kirkland: Solomon looks to break the stalemate with a spin kick, but Mattias ducks under the massive leg! Burke kicks him in the back of the leg once more, dropping Stane to one knee! He looks to follow it up with a roundhouse…STANE GRABS THE LEG AND LOOKS FOR ANKLE LOCK! BURKE COUNTERS, SENDING STANE INTO THE CORNER! A SHOTGUN DROPKICK MAKES SURE HE STAYS THERE! He then looks to make the ascent once again, but Solomon is right there behind him! He brings an elbow into the lower back of Burke! He then pulls him off the top AND HITS THE SLINGSHOT POWERBOMB! Stane then takes his own place on the top rope, watching and waiting for Mattias to get into position! MISERY’S END! A nearly 300 pounds elbow drop connects with the back of Burke’s head! Solomon Stane goes for a cover! 

ONE!

TWO!

T-

Eve: Burke isn’t done yet! He kicks out at three and Solomon does not seem to like that one bit! In fact, neither does “God” as Solomon takes a second to talk things out with himself! He nods to himself after a back and forth, deciding on a path forward! LEAPING HEADBUTT! He went skull to skull with Burke once again! He then picks up his opponent and hits him with a discus punch! He nearly decapitates Mattias with that one! He drags Burke back to his feet….AND THIS TIME HITS WITH THE EXPLODER SUPLEX! Solomon is simply punishing Burke here, clearly trying to send some sort of sick message! He now just strolls over to his opponent and starts stomping on him! He just keeps going and going until Burke is able to get to the ropes! The ref pushes Stane away, warning him to back off before he’s disqualified! This upsets the self-proclaimed Savior and he just stares daggers into the official! 

Deadprez: He needs to keep his cool! Losing by DQ is still losing! Solomon Stane just pushes his way past the ref AND RIGHT INTO A KICK BY MATTIAS BURKE! Burke just caught Stane by complete surprise! HE FOLLOWS IT UP WITH A SPRINGBOARD CUTTER! WAIT! Stane catches him before his face is introduced to the mat! He lifts up Mattias for another powerslam…BUT IT’S REVERSED INTO A DDT! Burke manages to get himself back into a favorable position with that counter! He lets Stane get back to a vertical basis before unleashing a string of kicks and knees! He’s beating the big man like a drum! DOUBLE KNEE FACEBUSTER! Just like that, Stane is laid on the ground, probably not knowing where he is! STANDING 270 SENTON BY BURKE TO ADD INSULT TO INJURY! Once again, the crowd seems fully behind “The Natural ”! All he needs to do right now is finish this and that seems to be what he has in mind! NATURAL SELEC-

Gavin Kirkland: NO! STANE SHOVES BURKE INTO THE ROPES! AND THEN GETS HIM WITH THAT DISCUS BACK ELBOW! Did you see that? Just when Burke thought that he was going to put this one to rest, Solomon Stane took that hope and ground it into dust! You love to see it! Stane looks out at the crowd and smiles, knowing he just dashed their hopes as well! This is their fault anyways! They shouldn’t have encouraged Burke! And now it looks like he’s going to pay for listening to this Oregon crowd as Solomon grabs him by the throat! HEADBUTT! AND A SECOND ONE! Is Stane going for the Triumph of Truth or just sending a message? IT SEEMS WE HAVE OUR ANSWER AS HE HOISTS BURKE INTO THE AIR! BURKE ELBOWS STANE IN THE SIDE OF THE HEAD! HE KEEPS FIRING OFF UNTIL SOLOMON RELEASES THE CHOKE! Stane is stunned for a mere moment before looking for the CALL OF THE VOID…BURKE COUNTERS WITH THE LIGHTNING SPIRAL! The back of Stane’s head connects with the mat and Burke scrambles for the cover!

ONE!

TWO!

THR-

Eve: NOT YET! STANE KICKS OUT RIGHT BEFORE THE THREE! And now it’s Burke not wanting to take any chances! HE HITS A STANDING SHOOTING STAR! Then he picks up Solomon and throws him over to the corner and follows up with an uppercut! He follows up with a vertical suplex! It takes serious determination and strength to get someone like Solomon up for a move like that! Burke isn’t done though! He doesn’t let go of Solomon, bringing him back to his feet for a third suplex! STANE HITS ONE OF HIS OWN! THIS TIME STANE KEEPS THE CHAIN GOING! HE HITS A SECOND ONE! HE LOOKS FOR THE THIRD…BUT IT’S ODIN’S EYE! He drops Mattias Burke face first onto his knee and covers him!

ONE!

TWO!

THR-

Deadprez: CLOSE, BUT NO CIGAR! BURKE KICKS JUST IN TIME! Stane has lost his cool…he slaps the downed Burke! Then he rolls him out of the ring, folks, I don’t like this one bit! HE LIFTS HIM UP FOR THE POWERBOMB! HE IS AIMING FOR THE STEEL STEPS! BURKE COUNTERS WITH A HURRICANRANA! STANE GOES SPINE FIRST INTO THE METAL! That was clearly a reflex for Burke rather than a planned attack! But hey, desperate times call for desperate measures, he just needs to get back and take advantage! He slowly gets back to his feet, using the apron as a crutch! He goes to move Solomon, but that deadweight is too much for him to get back in! If he doesn’t get him back in now, then he might just have to settle for a count out! It doesn’t seem as that of an option for this young elitist, as he finally is able to get Stane back inside! He then stalks his opponent…waits for Stane to get back on his feet BEFORE HITTING THE EDEN’S CALLI-

Gavin Kirkwood: Stane collapses out of the ring! Perfect time right there it seems! Connecting with the steel steps must have done more damage than Burke anticipated! He goes to the outside to try to get Stane back inside! As he gets Solomon Stane back to his feet…SOLOMON THROWS HIM INTO THE STEEL STEPS! It would appear that Stane was baiting Burke! Clever man! He then brings him over to the apron and smashes his head right off of it! Stane is not here to take prisoners…he is here to win! He takes the fight back inside the ring and looks for a new way to inflict punishment! He finds it! He hoists Burke up onto top rope before hitting him with a huge right hand! He climbs up there as well…clearly looking to help Burke back down! HUGE HEADBUTT! AND NOW HE LIFTS BURKE UP FOR THE FALLAWAY SLAM!

Eve: BURKE SLIPS OUT OF IT AND ONTO THE APRON! HE LEAPS UP AND KNOCKS STANE OFF THE TOP WITH AN ENZIGURI! Stane falls onto the mat and now Burke is in prime position to win this! He springs back to the top rope…BRITISH AIRWAYS! WAIT! STANE AGAIN CATCHES HIM AND ROLLS BACK ONTO HIS FEET! MONSTROUS STRENGTH ON DISPLAY! HE LIFTS HIM HIGH UP INTO THE AIR AND LETS OUT A ROAR! GORILLA PRESS! Burke falls all that way onto his face and chest! Solomon looks for his own standing shooting star press but BURKE GETS THE KNEES UP! HE LOOKS FOR THE ROLL-UP TO STEAL IT!

ONE!

TWO!

THRE-

Deadprez: STANE KICKS OUT! Both competitors scramble back to their feet! The two go back to circling each other…this time Solomon isn’t feeling so cocky! STANE MAKES THE FIRST MOVE! HE LOOKS FOR THE WHEEL KICK BUT BURKE STEPS THE SIDE! Burke gets him with a soccer kick to the back! HE LOOKS FOR THE RUNNING KNEE STRIKE BUT SOLOMON LEANS BACK TO DUCK IT! Stane gets back to his feet and turns around to face his opponent…BUT BURKE IS OFF THE ROPES WITH A SPRINGBOARD FAMOUSER! SOLOMON TRIES TO CATCH HIM WITH A POWERBOMB…BUT BURKE HAMMERS DOWN ON HIS HEAD WITH ELBOWS! He is fighting back with everything he has…STANE GETS THE POWERBOMB ANYWAYS! Stane has just seized the advantage! He could cover, but he wants to make sure that this one is OVER!

Gavin Kirkland: He lifts his opponent back up…HE’S LOOKING FOR SANITY’S SAKE! Burke wraps his legs around the ropes, preventing Solomon Stane from driving him into the mat! Burke is able to escape near defeat, but that doesn’t stop Stane from continuing his assault! HE LOOKS FOR THE SPINNING BACK FIST BUT MATTIAS KICKS HIS HAND AWAY! HE LOOKS FOR THE WHEELBARROW FACEBUSTER…BUT STANE PUSHES HIM AWAY! Burke lands right on his behind and STANE GETS HIM WITH A SUPERKICK TO THE BACK OF THE HEAD! He leans down to Burke to keep up the attacks, but Burke kicks him right in the side of the head! There is still some resistance left in him…yet not enough to get back to his feet! Stane delivers another LEAPING HEADBUTT! THEN HE PICKS HIM UP…SANITY’S SAKE! It connects and Stane covers!

ONE!

TWO!

THREE!

(Ding! Ding! Ding!)

GINA ROMANO: HERE IS YOUR WINNER, “YOUR SAVIOR” SOLOMON STANE!

Eve: Solomon Stane with a brutal win! You were right about Burke Deadprez. He showcased a lot of heart here tonight, but Solomon was not going to let anything slow him down! Burke should not feel bad about that performance at all, taking the former Unified Tag Team Champion to his absolute limit during this match! I mean, there were times when I thought Burke had his number!

Gavin Kirkland: Of course he didn’t! I admit, there were a few times where I thought that Burke was going to steal it! In the end, Solomon Stane is a different breed! He is a ruthless powerhouse! He’s got his eyes on the prize at Road to Redemption and he was not about to let someone like Burke make a fool out of him! 

(“Bird With Broken Wings” plays as the crowd boos Solomon Stane, who is laughing in the middle of the ring. The camera cuts to Burke walking up the ramp looking unsatisfied.) 

(As Showdown comes back onto the air, ‘DESTINY’ by Saori Yoshida would hit the speakers of the arena to an explosion of cheers, as ARIA would jerk the curtain, and she makes her way out onto the stage! The reaction that she has been given by the crowd sparks a smile from ARIA, but would completely fade once she remembered what she was out here for; events from last week holding the one true place in her mind over the weeks. She had a microphone in hand that she clutched onto tightly, as she made her way down the ramp.)

Gina Romano: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, PLEASE HELP ME WELCOME AT THIS TIME… SHE IS THE ‘MIRACLE MAKER!’ ARRRRRIIIAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Eve: Even if ARIA has had a very impressive last couple of weeks for herself, it doesn’t change the fact just how damaging things have been for her. Whether it was the win at The Last Stand within Temple of Trials, but no satisfactory in getting her once best friend back, or coming so close to winning the Answers World Championship just last week against Adam Lucas, just to then have it taken away from her; followed by a vicious attack from Usagi Senshi, and Usagi accepting ARIA’s challenge for Road To Redemption… and in a Trip To Purgatory match!

Deadprez: It has been a very hectic last couple of weeks and months for that matter, and I know that ARIA has had a lot going through her mind, but I’m sure she is going to use this time that is given to her tonight as an outlet to be able to let all of that frustration out.of her.

Gavin Kirkland: I just HATE having to see two former best friends fighting each other and putting each other through hell… but DAMN, do I just love seeing them right at each other’s throats. 😍

Eve: GAVIN. CAN YOU NOT?!

Gavin Kirkland: My fault. 😔

(ARIA would make her way down to the ring as she climbs up onto the apron, before entering into the ring. The crowd was cheering for her, chanting her name and giving her the reassurance that she deserved as it sparked yet another slight smile on her face. ‘DESTINY’ would then begin to fade out from there, as ARIA fidgets with the microphone. She was clearly anxious, and in a state of distress after everything that has transpired in recent weeks. She takes a couple of seconds to recollect her thoughts, before she would begin to speak into the microphone.)

ARIA: Thank you everyone for the continuous support throughout my career, even through the bad times, truly, it means so much to me to have this kind of support system for once in my life.

Crowd: :wow: 

ARIA: With that being said… I know that recently, it has been a really tough time for me, and even now, as the weeks and months go by, it continues to somehow grow more and more impossible to wrap my mind around why things are happening the way that they are. I wish that I could go back in time, I wish I could stop myself from ever accidentally making contact with my own best friend, from breaking her trust. I have tried to apologise on multiple occasions, but none of those apologies have led to anything but more and more hurt for me. I just don’t understand it. And worse of all, when I thought that I knew Usagi, she started stooping down to levels that I never thought even existed amongst her, even mentioning the name of the love of my life in such an ill-mannered tone. That is just something that I’ll never be able to understand.

ARIA: And when I threw out the match to Usagi Senshi for Road To Redemption just last week, I expected for her to accept it; because I just knew that she has wanted to get her hands on me for so long, and so I would give her the opportunity to do so, and in turn, I could also finally put an end to all of this once and for all, beat some sense back into her, and get my best friend back. That very same night, I challenged for the Answers World Championship against Adam Lucas… and man, I really left it all in the ring on that night, and I came so close time and time again to becoming champion, but it wasn’t meant to be. Adam pulled a fast one on me, and I respect it. I respect him for the war we went through… and then I was attacked from behind by Usagi herself. She tried to end me, she threw me through a bunch of tables, and she demanded that the match that the two of us have at Road To Redemption… be a Trip To Purgatory match. A match I know she specializes in.

(ARIA pauses for a second. She takes a second to allow not only the crowd, but herself, digest what she is saying. She looks back up into the camera, and continues speaking her mind upon what she has been through in recent weeks. There was no smile on her face.)

ARIA: I understand. I understand that Usagi wants to put me through hell, she wants to make sure that I’m never happy ever again, and as it stands, she has been successful in attempts of making my life nothing more than that living hell that she has claimed she has lived in for so long. I’m starting to feel how she felt. The suffering of the times that she was outcasted, the times that she was left to fend for her own, and although yes, I do feel extremely bad, I wish I could go back and be there for her through everything… she has also taken things to levels that I would have never expected from her. Things that I can’t forgive her for. If she wants war, then war is what she is going to receive at Road To Redemption. Hopefully I can finally beat sense into her–

(Just then, ‘A Cruel Angel’s Thesis’ by Yoko Takahashi would blast throughout the speakers, completely cutting ARIA off from her speech, the crowd would almost immediately turn into a frenzy of boos, as Usagi Senshi made her way out onto the stage. She looked disgusted at ARIA, and just overall disappointed as she would begin to make her way down the ramp, knowing that there was no doubt in her mind that much like ARIA, she had a lot of things that she needed to get off her chest, as she also had a microphone in hand along the way.)

Eve: Well, I’m not going to act like I’m not surprised that this was going to end up happening. It seems that Usagi has had a lot of things to say much like ARIA, and the two are going to come ahead once again before their inevitable singles match at Road To Redemption takes place.

(Usagi would make her way down to the ring, as ARIA did not take her eyes off her once best friend for a single second, and the same could be said about Usagi herself. Things were starting to grow more and more heated between the both of them and it seems like nothing is going to be able to calm it down. Usagi would enter into the ring as ‘A Cruel Angel’s Thesis’ would fade out from there, the crowd showing their disliking to The Starboy, as Usagi gets right up into ARIA’s face, the two as serious as ever.)

Usagi Senshi: ARIA, please, just cut it. Cut the bullshit. I’m getting sick of it. I’m getting sick of all of it. There is no “sense” from you to beat into me. There is nothing that you are going to say to stop me from ever crawling back to you. I’m not going to lower my standards again. I’m not going to set the bar for myself at a very low placement just because you want to be besties again, it’s not going to happen. Was me putting you through those tables not enough? Or the times that I have told you that you were a cunt? You don’t understand. I am really trying my hardest to give you the benefit of the doubt. The challenge that you set out for Road To Redemption last week, it was utterly stupid on your part and I do hope you understand what you are getting yourself into.

ARIA: Oh Usagi, the thing is, I do. I do know what I am getting myself into, and I figured that you would have been able to see that by now. That I am not stupid… but yet, you continue to take me as such. I’m no joke, and I hope that one of these days, you will realise that. I have admitted to the mistakes that I have made along the way, but I am not going to allow for you to constantly show them in my face and blame me for being the end all be all reason as to why you walked away from me that night.

Usagi Senshi: But that’s the thing. YOU ARE the end all be all reason. You are the main one at fault for everything that has happened between the two of us. Maybe if you were good with in ring communication and correlation, and you never “accidentally” hit me with those shots, especially the knee strike to the face at Territorial Invasion, we wouldn’t be here right now. I wouldn’t be aligning myself with Devolution right now. And yet, that is exactly what happened. You have tried so hard to carelessly throw The Ice Aces to the side and say how it’s not about the group, it’s about you and me, but no, it isn’t. It IS about The Ice Aces. It is about how I trusted you into a bond, like a family to me, that is what The Ice Aces was, and I trusted you to never break any of that, and you did exactly that from the moment that you decided that this was going to be all about yourself. That you would throw myself and Ayumu to the wolves if it meant that you could succeed as a solo Elitist in this company. This IS your fault.

(ARIA was clearly growing more and more annoyed at Usagi.)

ARIA: You really don’t listen–

Usagi Senshi: No. None of that now. Because as far as I am concerned, I have taken the liberties of listening to you for weeks upon end. Whether it’s continuing to beg me to come back and give you a hug, be friends with you, or it’s you trying to make me out to be this evil creature that was brainwashed by Devolution. I have listened to all of it. Now it’s YOUR turn to listen to ME. You got that? Because it’s YOU who haven’t listened to ME. And I am for one sick of it. Look at how the crowd supports you right now, look at how you had Elitists who despise you heading into The Last Stand decide that it was suddenly their duty to protect you and gas you up. It’s because you need the protection. You need to be treated as a golden girl so you can be happy, because they don’t want to see me above you, but I’m not going to allow that to happen anymore. I could care less if the fans absolutely hate me because they can’t stand the fact that I left you, that I hurt you even though you hurt me first, and that I am being MYSELF. I don’t care if after Road To Redemption comes to an end, and I beat you within Trip To Purgatory, you would never be able to compete here in EAW again. After all, that’s for the best, am I right ARIA-Chan?

(ARIA began to ball up her fist. Looking down at the mat. She wasn’t happy.)

Usagi Senshi: What? Am I hurting your precious, fragile, weak feelings? I apologise, but the truth hurts. It hurt when it struck me after I opened my eyes and realised that you were only in this for yourself. It hurt me when I had to turn my back on you, when I had to walk away, sell my soul to the devil, but I don’t care anymore. Maybe I’m happy now. Maybe I’m happy with Pandora Paisley who could be a friend of mine, and being aligned with Devolution. And truthfully, who are you to take that away from me? Who do you think you are? There is no one who is going to save you now. Road To Redemption? You’re going into it all on your own, and I’m going to make sure that you suffer, because at this point, suffering is the only thing that you should EVER have to go through in your pathetic excuse of a career–

BAM!

Gavin Kirkland: SHE DID THAT…

Eve: ARIA JUST BLASTED USAGI RIGHT IN THE FACE WITH A CLOSED FIST! THAT RIGHT HAND NAILING USAGI SQUARE ON THE JAW, AS USAGI FALLS ON HER ASS, DROPPING HER MICROPHONE! USAGI IS SHOCKED, WE’RE SHOCKED, AND ARIA HERSELF WAS SHOCKED, BUT IT LOOKS LIKE SHE WASN’T TAKING IT ANYMORE!

ARIA: I have tried to get it through your skull that I am only trying to help you, that I just want to restart, and make things better. That I can change, that I will fix it all, and we can succeed together, but it’s clear you don’t want that anymore. The one thing I am never going to allow you to do is talk down on me and treat yourself as if you are some sort of superior. You don’t have control over me, you don’t hold power over me. I am my own woman. I am one tough son of a biatch, and Usagi I swear to GAWD, IF YOU THINK THAT YOU CAN GET AWAY WITH ANY OF WHAT YOU HAVE DONE? You will be sorely mistaken. I know I’m at fault. I have already taken blame, and I’m sorry if that didn’t satisfy you enough, but I’m not GOING to satisfy you anymore. I am going to beat some sense into you at Road To Redemption, I am going to beat you in your own playground, and I am going to emerge as the victor. And then, maybe then, will you finally understand my true motives.

Usagi: … … … …

ARIA: You don’t know what you are getting yourself into. You don’t know what I am willing to do to beat you. Is that what you really want Usagi? A “Trip to Purgatory?” Fine then. But it is your funeral, and don’t say that I didn’t warn you of what is going to be coming.

(Just like that, ARIA made her intentions clear as day. She throws the microphone down at Usagi, as Usagi was left wondering what had just happened. ARIA would begin to walk away, leaving Usagi in the middle of the ring on her ass, and Showdown would then fade out there.)

(The camera returns to the ring where Gina Romano is standing in the ring with a microphone as she is ready to start the introductions for the next contest. )

Gina Romano: Ladies and gentlemen, this next contest has a TWENTY MINUTE TIME LIMIT and it is scheduled for ONE FALL!

Crowd: ONE FALL!

(‘Paint it Black ‘ by The Rolling Stones starts playing as National Elite Champion Jon Kelton enters the arena to resounding boos from the crowd. Following behind Jon is the rest of Devolution in Halsey Neel, Pandora Paisley, and Delilah Rose as they head to the ring. )

Gina Romano: Introducing first and making his way to the ring! Representing and being accompanied by DEVOLUTION! Residing in Dallas, Texas. Weighing in at 205 pounds. Here is THE REIGNING NATIONAL ELITE CHAMPION! “THE CHOSEN ONE” JON KELTON!

Gavin Kirkland: DEVOLUTION IS HERE! THE BEST GROUP IN THE WORLD IS IN THE HOUSE AND THEY ARE GOING TO DOMINATE THIS MATCH! WOOOOOOOOO!

Deadprez: You’re going to need to tone it down, but Jon Kelton is here for non title action tonight on Showdown. Ever since becoming National Elite Champion he and Devolution have been a force to be reckoned with. Now they have added Delilah Rose to the group and they are back on track after what happened at The Last Stand.

Eve: Jon Kelton looks to be heading towards a rematch with Veena Adams for his title, but tonight he has another opponent in his sights and this opponent has the power of Disney on her side.

(Kelton enters the ring and holds his title in the air as the rest of Devolution take their place at ringside and his entrance music fades off. Seconds later, we hear the sounds of ‘Rhapsody in Pink’ by Stela Cole (Clean Version) as Candice Blair enters the arena to cheers from the crowd. She has the radiant glow of a princess surrounding her as she heads to the ring.)

Gina Romano: Introducing her opponent! From Anaheim, California! Weighing in at 130 pounds. Here is “THE FACE OF DISNEY”! PRINCESS! CANDICE! BLAIR!

Gavin Kirkland: OHHHHH BABY! This is going to be an amazing match. First, we have the amazing Devolution and now we have the beautiful Princess Candice. I knew that someday my princess would come

Eve: You’ll still have to wait because Candice wants nothing to do with you. But she has to be feeling good after defeating Caroline at The Last Stand. Last week, she had a Disney style parade and celebration. 

Deadprez: Celebration aside, she’s back in action and needs to be focused if she wants to pick up a victory over the National Elite Champion. The National Elite Champion and the Princess of Disney are about to lockup. Who will leave victorious? We are about to find out!

(Candice enters the ring and takes her corner while keeping her eyes on all of Devolution as her entrance music fades off. The referee checks both competitors before calling for the bell.)

(DING! DING! DING!)

Deadprez: The bell has rung and we are underway with non title action with Jon Kelton and Princess Candice Blair. The two lock up in the center of the ring and Kelton quickly gets the early advantage. 

Eve: Side headlock applied to the princess and he has the hold in tight and he is going to make a statement here tonight with Princess Candice as the victim.

Gavin Kirkland: Kelton, please watch out for the beautiful… everything of Princess Candice. Kelton keeps the advantage by taking her up and over while keeping the headlock applied.

Deadprez: Princess Candice struggling to get free from the clutches of the National Elite Champion. Hopefully, this isn’t an omen of the end of the match as Candice is trying to find a way to get out of this hold–

Gavin Kirkland: AND SHE DOES! Candice uses her legs… those long beautiful legs… to her advantage by wrapping them around Kelton’s neck with a modified headscissors. OH I WISH I WAS JON KELTON AT THIS EXACT MOMENT!

Eve: You’re a damn pervert! But that does force Kelton to let the headlock go, BUT LOOK AT THE POWER OF KELTON! STANDING UP AND LIFTING HIMSELF AND CANDICE OFF THE MAT!

Gavin Kirkland: LOOK AT THE CREATIVITY OF THE PRINCESS! SHE GETS SOME MOMENTUM STARTED AND SPINS THE NATIONAL ELITE CHAMPION AROUND BEFORE TAKING KELTON FOR THE RIDE AND DOWN WITH A HELICOPTER HEADSCISSORS!

Deadprez: Kelton gets back to his feet and CANDICE LEAVES HER FEET AND TAKES KELTON DOWN WITH A CLOTHESLINE! Kelton is back up and CANDICE TRIES ANOTHER CLOTHESLINE–

Eve: KELTON WITH A KNEE TO THE GUT STOPPING CANDICE IN HER TRACKS! Kelton grabs her head AND QUICKLY TAKES HER DOWN WITH THE SNAP SUPLEX! Kelton still has hold of Candice and picks her back up.

Deadprez: AND SHE IS TAKEN DOWN AGAIN WITH ANOTHER SNAP SUPLEX! Kelton is using his power advantage expertly towards Princess Candice. He brings Candice back up and whips her to the corner.

Eve: Kelton quickly follows it up WITH A CLOTHESLINE IN THE CORNER! Candice looks to fall, but Kelton catches her and sits her on the top turnbuckle. This is not going to be good.

Gavin Kirkland: As much as I love Devolution, I don’t want to see Princess Candice get her. But if she does, I volunteer my services as a licensed Massage Therapist.

Deadprez: You will stay right here, sicko. Kelton is now on the top rope AS HE HOOKS CANDICE UP FOR WHAT LOOKS TO BE A SUPERPLEX, BUT CANDICE IS FIGHTING BACK WITH THOSE RIGHT HANDS!

Gavin Kirkland: YES! My beautiful princess is fighting back AND SHE MANAGES TO SLIP UNDER KELTON AND GET OFF THE TURNBUCKLES! SHE USES ALL HER MIGHT TO SHOVE KELTON-

Eve: AND SHOVE HIM RIGHT OFF THE TOP ROPE ONTO THE FLOOR BELOW! WHAT AN UGLY LANDING! But Devolution is right there to pick him up to make sure that he is alright. 

Gavin Kirkland: But what they don’t see is Princess Candice climbing up to the top rope once more. Devolution has no clue what is going on right now since they are checking on Kelton.

Deadprez: SHE HITS A CROSSBODY OFF THE TOP ROPE TO THE FLOOR! AND SHE TAKES DOWN ALL OF DEVOLUTION! WHAT A MOVE FROM PRINCESS CANDICE! NOBODY SAW THAT ONE COMING!

Eve: Listen to this crowd go crazy for that high risk move. Guess it shows that Princesses can fly when necessary and she took all of Devolution down with one move. She is certainly bringing it to the National Elite Champion

Deadprez: The Princess, Candice Blair, is in firm control. Will it stay that way? We’ll find out after we come back from a quick commercial break.

(Commercial plays advertising the Road to Redemption event.)

Eve: Welcome back to Showdown! You guys see Kelton in firm control of this match, but during the commercial break we had some very interesting development for this match.

Gavin Kirkland: Yeah. We had four beautiful women around here for this match including Candice, but now we only have two. The referee has lost it.

Deadprez: We only have Pandora left for Devolution at ringside because during the break, Halsey and Delilah were ejected from ringside for their interference.

(The shot quickly cuts to both Halsey and Delilah grabbing Candice’s legs and tripping her up, but the referee catches it and throws them both out.)

Gavin Kirkland: It breaks my heart, but after that inference from Halsey and Delilah, it was all Kelton. Seeing them all out here made for a happy Gavin, but now most of them are gone. But Kelton has that headlock applied.

Eve: BUT PRINCESS CANDICE IS STARTING TO FIGHT BACK! SHE IS GETTING SOME MOMENTUM ON HER SIDE AND THE CROWD IS CHEERING HER ON TO GET HER BACK INTO THIS MATCH!

Gavin Kirkland: My Princess Candice is back to her feet AND SHE DELIVERS ELBOWS TO HIS GUT AND SHE IS FREE OF KELTON! Candice hits the ropes and she ducks the boot from Kelton.

Deadprez: Candice keeps running and jumps onto the bottom rope AND DELIVERS A SPRINGBOARD DROPKICK TO KELTON AND THAT TAKES HIM OFF HIS FEET!

Eve: Kelton is back to his feet and Candice is throwing those forearms in Kelton’s face sending him back into the corner BEFORE SHE STARTS FIRING THOSE MACHINE GUN STYLE CHOPS TO KELTON’S CHEST!

Deadprez: Those chops are lighting up more than his personality as she delivers more chops before grabbing Kelton by the head and tosses him out of the corner before climbing onto the second rope.

Eve: CANDICE JUMPS OFF THE SECOND ROPE LOOKING FOR A METEORA, BUT KELTON CAUGHT HER AND PLANTS HER WITH A SPINEBUSTER! THAT LOOKED TO RATTLE HER TEETH!

Gavin Kirkland: OH NO! IS MRS. KIRKLAND ALRIGHT? I NEED TO CHECK ON HER RIGHT NOW! THAT SPINEBUSTER LOOKED PAINFUL AS KELTON CLIMBS UP TO THE TOP ROPE!

Deadprez: You will sit right here and she is not your wife! Stay focused, weirdo. Candice is still down off the spinebuster as Kelton gets in position to jump off the top rope. 

Gavin Kirkland: MOONSAULT! MOONSAULT FROM JON KELTON AND IT LANDED RIGHT ON THE MONEY! POOR PRINCESS AS KELTON GOES INTO THE COVER!

ONNNNNNNNNNNEEEEEEE!

TWWWWWWWWWOOOOOO!

THHHHHHHRRRREEEEEEEE-

Eve: CANDICE KICKS OUT AT TWO! NEVER DOUBT THE POWER OF A PRINCESS! NO NEED TO SAVE THIS PRINCESS! SHE CAN SAVE HERSELF!

Gavin Kirkland: Princess Candice has the heart of a fighter without a doubt. This has been a great match between two of my personal favorites. Kelton brings Candice to her feet and grabs her head AND HE GOES FOR A TWIST OF FATE–

Deadprez: CANDICE SPINS OUT OF IT AND TRIES TO TAKE KELTON DOWN WITH A BACKSLIDE, BUT KELTON IS STILL TOO STRONG! Kelton grabs Candice by the arms to try and get her on his back.

Eve: CANDICE FLIPS BACK AND NOW SHE’S IN FRONT OF KELTON! SHE GRABS KELTON BY THE BACK OF THE HEAD AND ROLLS HIM UP! INSIDE CRADLE WITH SHOULDERS DOWN!

ONNNNNNNNNNNNEEEEEE!

TWWWWWWWWWOOOOOO!

THHHHHHHHHHRRREEEEEE–

Deadprez: KELTON KICKS OUT AT TWO! Princess Candice about stole one right there. Give her credit for coming up with that one. Candice is back to her feet first AND SHE FIRES A ROUNDHOUSE KICK TO KELTON’S HEAD!

Eve: KELTON DUCKS THE KICK AND GRABS THE LEG BEFORE PICKING UP CANDICE OFF THE MAT! WHAT POWER BY THE NATIONAL ELITE CHAMPION AS CANDICE IS NOW IN TROUBLE WITH THE POWERBOMB POSITION–

Gavin Kirkland: CANDICE COUNTERS WITH A HURRICANRANA! CANDICE TRIES FOR THE COVER, BUT KELTON KICKS OUT BEFORE A COVER CAN BE MADE! Candice springs back to her feet first as Kelton quickly follows–

Deadprez: SUPERKICK FROM CANDICE! PRINCESS POWERED SUPERKICK SENDS KELTON STUMBLING INTO THE CORNER! Candice follows Kelton into the corner and grabs his head before climbing onto the second rope.

Gavin Kirkland: CANDICE JUMPS OFF THE SECOND ROPE AND KELTON WAS JUST SPIKED ON HIS HEAD WITH “COLORS OF THE WIND”! TORNADO DDT BY CANDICE BLAIR AS SHE SCRAMBLES INTO THE COVER!

ONNNNNNNNNNNNNEEEEEE!

TWWWWWWWWWOOOOOOO!

THHHHHHHRRRRREEEEEEEEE!

Eve: OH COME ON! PANDORA PAISLEY PUTS KELTON’S FOOT ON THE BOTTOM ROPE AND THE REFEREE SAW THE FOOT! That stops the count and Candice can’t believe it. She takes a quick glance at Pandora, who gives her a wave.

Gavin Kirkland: Now Candice is yelling at Pandora. I thought Princesses weren’t supposed to lose their temper like that. I don’t care because that just makes Candice that much hotter… and we are close to witnessing a hot fight between Candice and Pandora.

Deadprez: What the hell is wrong with you, Gavin? That’s another story for another day, but Pandora has hopped onto the apron and now her and Candice are just yelling at each other. Candice is not happy that Pandora interfered.

Eve: CANDICE WENT FOR A RIGHT HAND, BUT PANDORA DUCKS OUT OF THE WAY! Candice is still yelling at Pandora telling her to get back on the apron, BUT HERE COMES JON KELTON! 

Deadprez: Kelton from behind with a waistlock AND KELTON LIFTS HER OFF HER FEET AND PLANTS CANDICE WITH A RELEASE GERMAN SUPLEX! GOOD GAWD! PRINCESS CANDICE DROPPED ON THE BACK OF HER HEAD!

Eve: Candice certainly felt that one and it was not very Disney friendly. Candice is crawling to get to her feet, but Kelton is right there to pull her in and apply the gutwrench.

Gavin Kirkland: Kelton picks up Candice and has her in the air in the powerbomb position BEFORE JUST DROPPING HER DOWN WITH A POWERFUL POWERBOMB, BUT HE KEEPS HOLD OF CANDICE!

Deadprez: Kelton just picks her up again in the powerbomb position AND HE JUST PLANTS HER WITH ANOTHER POWERBOMB!! CANDICE COULD BE OUT COLD AFTER THAT ONE, BUT KELTON LIFTS HER UP AGAIN!

Gavin Kirkland: I hate seeing this happen to a beautiful Princess, but Kelton is here to use Candice as an example for when he and Veena meet up once again. Kelton has Candice up AS HE IS LOOKING FOR THE POWERBOMB TRIFECTA–

Eve: LOOK AT CANDICE! CANDICE IS THROWING LEFTS AND RIGHTS IN THE HOPES OF GETTING FREE, BUT THE PUNCHES CAUSE KELTON TO LOSE HIS BALANCE AND HE FALLS BACK TO THE MAT!

Gavin Kirkland: CANDICE LANDED ON TOP OF KELTON AS THE REFEREE LOOKS TO DROP FOR THE COVER, BUT KELTON SHOVES CANDICE OFF HIM BEFORE A COUNT CAN BE MADE!

Deadprez: Kelton is still down as Candice hits the ropes. She does one front flip and then another BEFORE SHE DELIVERS A BASEMENT STYLE DROPKICK THAT CATCHES KELTON RIGHT IN THE FACE!

Eve: Candice calls that “Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo” and Candice is hoping to win this match before the clock strikes midnight. But the dropkick sent Kelton right into the ropes, so Kelton rolled right onto the apron.

Deadprez: Candice goes to grab Kelton, but KELTON WITH A RIGHT HAND THAT STAGGERS CANDICE BACK! Candice turns around AND KELTON JUMPS ONTO THE TOP ROPE AND CATCHES THE PRINCESS WITH A SPRINGBOARD KNEE STRIKE!

Eve: Knee strike caught Candice right in the jaw and Kelton is finding his way up to the proverbial high rent district one more time. Candice is getting back to her feet AS KELTON JUMPS OFF THE TOP ROPE LOOKING FOR A CROSSBODY!

Gavin Kirkland: NOBODY HOME! CANDICE HAD THE AWARENESS TO GET OUT OF THE WAY AT THE LAST MOMENT AND THE NATIONAL ELITE CHAMPION CRASHES AND BURNS ONTO THE MAT!

Eve: Candice grabs Kelton AND DELIVERS A POWERFUL HEADBUTT THAT DAZES KELTON! Candice brings Kelton all the way back up and whips him to the ropes–

Gavin Kirkland: But the National Elite Champion manages to reverse it and it is Princess Candice who hits the ropes. Candice rebounds, BUT SHE JUMPS UP AS SHE TRIES FOR THE SPINNING WHEEL ON KELTON! SPINNING WHEEL KICK ON THE WAY–

Deadprez: KELTON AVOIDS THE SPINNING WHEEL KICK AND CANDICE LANDS ON THE CANVAS! The wheel landed on zero as she quickly scrambles back up to her feet to not give Kelton any chance to build momentum–

Gavin Kirkland: AND SHE WALKS RIGHT INTO THE  “ONE HIT WONDER” BY THE NATIONAL ELITE CHAMPION! SUPERKICK RIGHT ON THE MONEY AND THE PRINCESS DROPS LIKE STONE! NOT HER FACE! Kelton rolls the Princess over and hooks the leg for the cover!

ONNNNNNNNNNNNNNEEEEE!

TWWWWWWWWWWOOOOOO!

THHHHHHHHRRRREEEEEEEE!

Eve: PRINCESS CANDICE KICKS OUT AT TWO! THIS MATCH GOES ON! The Princess is giving 

Gavin Kirkland: WOOHOO! I hope this match goes a long long time. My eyeballs are so happy! But right now, poor Princess Candice is down and Kelton is up and he drags 

Deadprez: Kelton is finding his balance on the top turnbuckle as he gets himself in position to try for the Shooting Star Press. KELTON IS READY FLY FOR THE SHOOTING STAR PRESS–

Eve: PRINCESS CANDICE WAS PLAYING POSSUM! PRINCESS CANDICE HITS THE TOP ROPE CAUSING KELTON TO LOSE HIS BALANCE AND HE LANDS CROTCH FIRST ON THE TOP TURNBUCKLE!!

Deadprez: Oh gawd! That was an ugly landing and he might be able to hit the high notes now after that one. Now Princess Candice is climbing her way onto the second rope. 

Eve: Candice now has herself positioned on the second rope as she grabs hold of Jon Kelton, who is still trying to recover on the top rope

Gavin Kirkland: THIS IS NOT GOING TO BE GOOD! KELTON IS SETUP TO TAKE A TRIP ON “MS. BLAIR’S WILD RIDE” AND HE WILL NOT ENJOY IT! HERE COMES THE WILD RIDE!

Deadprez: WHAT THE HELL? PANDORA PAISLEY WAS UP ON THE APRON AND SHE DELIVERED “PANDORA’S BOX” TO CANDICE BLAIR! MAFIA KICK TO THE SIDE OF HER HEAD!

Gavin Kirkland: I HATE SEEING SOMEONE SO BEAUTIFUL GET HURT! THE SHOT KNOCKED CANDICE OFF BALANCE FROM THE SECOND ROPE AND SHE FALLS HARD TO THE MAT!

Eve: NOT ONLY THAT! SHE BROUGHT KELTON DOWN WITH HER

Gavin Kirkland:  BUT THE MATCH CONTINUES! THE BEAUTIFUL PANDORA PAISLEY PULLING THROUGH IN THE CLUTCH HELPING HER FELLOW DEVOLUTION TEAMMATE WHEN HE WAS IN DIRE STRAIGHTS!

Deadprez: I DON’T KNOW HOW THE REFEREE DIDN’T SEE THAT BIG BOOT TO THE SIDE OF CANDICE’S HEAD! PANDORA GOT AWAY WITH ONE HERE AND LISTEN TO THIS CROWD GO ABSOLUTELY CRAZY!

Eve: LOOK! IT’S VEENA! VEENA ADAMS IS RUNNING DOWN THE RAMP AND HEADING FULL SPEED RIGHT TOWARDS THE RING AND PROBABLY RIGHT TOWARDS PANDORA PAISLEY!

Deadprez: VEENA JUST PULLED PANDORA OFF THE APRON! PANDORA WENT FOR ANOTHER “PANDORA’S BOX” BUT VEENA GETS OUT OF THE WAY AS PANDORA QUICKLY TURNS AROUND AND IS MET WITH A KNEE TO THE JAW BY VEENA!

Eve: PANDORA IS DAZED AFTER THE KNEE TO THE FACE AS VEENA APPLIES THE WAISTLOCK AND DROPS PANDORA ON THE BACK OF HER HEAD WITH A GERMAN SUPLEX!

Gavin Kirkland: OH NO! MY GIRL PANDORA IS DOWN AND POSSIBLY OUT AFTER THE GERMAN SUPLEX AS THE REFEREE IS HELPING CANDICE! VEENA GLARES AT PANDORA AS SHE ROLLS INTO THE RING AND RUNS RIGHT TO KELTON, WHO WATCHED THE WHOLE THING UNFOLD!

Deadprez: VEENA DUCKS THE CLOTHESLINE ATTEMPT FROM KELTON AND HE TURNS AROUND INTO THE BOOT FROM VEENA THAT DOUBLES OVER KELTON! VEENA HAS HOLD OF THE NAPE OF KELTON’S NECK!

Gavin Kirkland: MY GIRL VEENA GETS HER THUMB READY FOR “THUMBS UP”, BUT KELTON MANAGES TO GET FREE OF VEENA’S GRASP! I HATE SEEING TWO OF MY FAVORITES FIGHT! It makes me sad.

Eve: THE REFEREE IS STILL HELPING CANDICE AND CHECKING ON HER AS KELTON DELIVERS A KICK TO THE GUT BEFORE HE HOOKS BOTH OF VEENA’S ARMS! KELTON SWINGS HIS LEGS BACK FOR THE “EGO TRIP” DDT! 

Gavin Kirkland: VEENA MANAGES TO GET FREE FROM THE FUTURE SHOCK DDT AND SHE KICKS KELTON IN THE GUT BEFORE APPLYING A HEADLOCK! KELTON IS CAUGHT BEFORE VEENA SPINS OUT–

Deadprez: “A DARK TURN”! WHAT A SPINNING HEADLOCK ELBOW DROP TO THE BACK OF HIS HEAD AND KELTON GETS SPIKED TO THE MAT! KELTON IS DOWN AND VEENA IS GETTING HER BOOT READY!

Eve: VEENA IS EYEING KELTON AS KELTON IS STARTING TO GET BACK TO HIS FEET AND VEENA RUNS FULL SPEED LOOKING FOR “SKULL FRACTURE”! PUNT KICK ON THE WAY FROM VEENA– 

Deadprez:AND KELTON GETS OUT OF THE WAY OF THE PUNT KICK AND NOW HE HAS VEENA ON HIS SHOULDERS! THIS HAS TURNED INTO PURE CHAOS! KELTON BACKS UP TO THE CORNER BEFORE RUNNING FULL SPEED–

Eve: KELTON WITH A RUNNING POWERSLAM PLANTING VEENA DOWN ON THE MAT AND NOW JON KELTON IS CROUCHED IN THE CORNER WAITING FOR VEENA TO GET BACK TO HER FEET SO HE CAN MAKE AN EVEN BIGGER STATEMENT! 

Gavin Kirkland: HE ISN’T EVEN FOCUSED ON HIS OPPONENT CANDICE ANYMORE! VEENA IS GETTING BACK TO HER FEET AS JON HERE COMES KELTON WITH THE SPEAR! VEENA IS GOING TO EXPERIENCE “FINAL ATONEMENT”! 

Deadprez: BUT VEENA GETS OUT OF THE WAY OF “FINAL ATONEMENT”! KELTON HITS THE ROPES AND COMES BACK AND HE FALLS RIGHT INTO A SPEAR FROM VEENA! VEENA HITS A SPEAR OF HER OWN ON THE NATIONAL ELITE CHAMPION!

Gavin Kirkland: I AM SO TORN BETWEEN MY GIRL VEENA AND MY FAVORITE GROUP DEVOLUTION! THIS IS SO MUCH TORTURE! LOOK AT VEENA JUST BEATING

Eve: PANDORA IS NOW BACK INTO THE RING AND SHE IS HEADING RIGHT TOWARDS VEENA, BUT PRINCESS CANDICE WITH THE INTERCEPTION! CANDICE TACKLES PANDORA DOWN AND THEY ARE NOW FIGHTING!

Gavin Kirkland: OHHH THIS IS SUCH A HOT CAT FIGHT THAT I ALMOST CAN’T CONTROL MYSELF! I’M SURPRISED THE REFEREE HASN’T DISQUALIFIED ANYBODY YET! 

Deadprez: THE REFEREE HAS ALLOWED A LOT OF LEEWAY IN THIS MATCH AND NOW THEY ARE PUSHING THE LIMIT

Eve: ALL HELL HAS BROKEN LOOSE BETWEEN THESE FOUR COMPETITORS AND THEY ARE NOT LETTING UP! THE REFEREE IS DOING ALL THEY CAN TO TRY TO GET THIS MATCH BACK ON TRACK, BUT THEY ARE HAVING NO SUCCESS AT ALL!

Referee: THAT’S IT! RING THE BELL!

(DING! DING! DING!)

(The referee called for the bell and the crowd is booing the abrupt ending. The referee takes a brief second to jog over to Gina Romano to explain the ruling before Gina announces the final decision of the match.)

Gina Romano: Ladies and gentlemen, the referee has informed me that they are throwing out this match. Therefore, this match is a NO CONTEST!

(The crowd boos even louder at the announcement of the match ruling. The referee is doing whatever they can to try to stop the fighting between Pandora and Candice as well as Veena and Kelton.)

Deadprez: In what could be considered the biggest shock of the night, the referee has lost complete control of the match and it has got to the point where the referee was left with almost no choice but to throw the match out.

Gavin Kirkland: I don’t see the problem. This is Showdown and we settle issues in the ring. That was exactly what they were doing. The referee was just being dramatic about the whole situation.

(The referee is having so much trouble trying to break up the fights going on, so the referee was left with no choice but to wave down and ask for help.)

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

Eve: You can hear the crowd’s sentiment regarding this match and I honestly agree with them. I say let them fight, but there’s no doubt that these four will be meeting up again in the future.

(Extra referees and security have come down to the ring and they are separating the four competitors who have been fighting for a while to the sound of jeers from the crowd.)

Gavin Kirkland: OH COME ON!! There is no need for this. Why the hell do these damn referees and security show up in times like this?

Eve: Because if they don’t, Kennedy Street would get angry if any of her big time matches were ruined because a big time brawl wasn’t stopped.

Deadprez: That is very true and things are no doubt going to be heating up in the future involving these four, especially Venna and Jon. That is going to be a fight and it’s only going to get worse from here.

(The final shot has Candice, Veena, Kelton, and Pandora being separated by security and referees still trying to get at each other and fight some more as the camera cuts elsewhere.)

(Backstage we find none other than Mikaela Street and she is still looking for Caroline after what happened on The Last Stand two weeks ago. She stands in front of the women’s locker room still with no idea where Caroline went.)

Mikaela Street: Hey everyone, once again Caroline is nowhere to be seen. After what happened in the Disneyland Tokyo Park Brawl. Not even management knows what happened to her, but we are told that she will be here next week. Caroline is someone that has in the last year become one of the most unique and yet dangerous women in all of the EAW, and while Princess Candice Blair was able to score a victory, Caroline has been regarded as one of the fastest rising stars.

(Mikaela turns, Heidi Huxley, the Disney representative is there.)

Mikaela Street: Heidi! Oh hi! So, you have something to say about Caroline?

Heidi Huxley: Yes I do, while we understand that Caroline could have been injured, we have heard nothing from her. The information that you received is correct Mikaela, Caroline will be here next week. Now granted, none of us have actually talked to Caroline, so I have been forced to make this mandate. Caroline WILL be at Showdown next week; she WILL be present and accounted for. If she is not, then Caroline will be suspended indefinitely and without pay. This is coming right from the top.

(Mikaela looks a bit shocked by the reveal and the conditions of Caroline’s return. She then nods and tries to ask Heidi more questions.)

Mikaela Street: Suspended indefinitely? So, we don’t even know if she is going to show up is what you are saying?

Heidi Huxley: That is right. I am going to make this as clear as day. Caroline has had two weeks to reach out to us and she did not. This was her opportunity to do so, and she elected not to. We gave her the chance this week to come back and heard nothing. We have not been given any notice by medical staff or doctors on an injury, simply put, she just ignored our requests, did not answer our calls or anything like that, so that gives us no other choice than to do this if she is not physically here next week. That is all.

(Heidi walks out leaving Mikaela Street almost speechless, as she turns to the camera.)

Mikaela Street: Well, you heard it here, Caroline has one week to return, or she will be suspended indefinitely. Let’s see what happens next week. Back to ringside.

(Mikaela smiles as the camera changes to ring side.)

(Showdown came back from commercials as the cameras panned out towards the ring for a moment to show a table in the middle and a contract on it, as it seemed a contract signing for the match was going to happen soon enough. “Paint It Black” by The Rolling Stones starts playing on the speakers as the crowd immediately starts booing when hearing the song, as the National Elite Champion, Jon Kelton, comes out with the championship around his waist and a look of complete seriousness on his face, after everything that has happened, he was not here to play around for this kind of thing anymore, especially with such an important title match coming up at Road to Redemption against the woman that has tried chasing after him for the past few months.)

Eve: Here comes the National Elite Champion, Jon Kelton, with a more focused expression than normal from other nights, he and his team were unsuccessful in winning the Temple of Trials match and he ended up taking the responsibility of what happened, and he decided to take the full brunt of it by fighting Veena Adams at Road to Redemption for the National Elite Championship.

Deadprez: These two wrestlers have been going at each other for months, all by their lonesome or accompanied by others. Jon Kelton goes into this Marquee Event with a main objective in his mind, be able to shut down all doubts by anybody and finally prove that he can beat Veena Adams all by his lonesome. The answer to that problem will be resolved in a few weeks but right now the two of them will sign their contract for their match.

(Jon Kelton arrived completely alone, as he walked down the ramp with that same focused expression he arrived with, moving quickly to enter the ring, get on top of the corner and raise his championship to the crowd to get received with boos before dropping down and taking one side of the table. “7 Rings” by Ariana Grande starts playing and the reaction is completely opposite as the crowd gives loud cheers instead, Veena Adams calmly walks out with a serious and angry expression on her face as well, after everything that she had to deal with herself, she could not WAIT for the moment she is able to take her championship back.)

Eve: And here comes the challenger, Veena Adams! She has fought through a lot of things to be able to achieve this title shot against Jon Kelton and she deserves every bit of it after passing through a lot of hurdles to get to this point in the first place.

Deadprez: The woman has been basically chasing the National Elite Championship for months now trying to get it back on her waist and having to deal with Devolution in almost every turn she had to take on the path to get here but after being able to beat Devolution at The Last Stand alongside her teammates, she has finally been able to reach as close as she could towards the spot of the mountain she was at before while holding the belt and she is going to make sure she stays there this time for good.

Gavin Kirkland: Yeah, I think it is very clear here who I am rooting for on this match :mjgrin:

Eve: Aren’t we as commentators supposed to be completely unbiased, Gavin?

Gavin Kirkland: Every commentator has broken that rule, Eve.

Deadprez: I hate to say that he is right but…he is right.

Eve: Ugh.

Gavin Kirkland: WOOOO, LET’S GO VEENA! KICK THAT FRAUD’S ASS! :blessed:

(Veena calmly walked down the ramp with elegance and poise, taking in the cheers of the crowd for a moment before focusing on the ring and moving quickly to climb up the steel steps and enter the ring herself, as Veena stood over on the other side of the table and the two of them simply stared each other down, the two of them were wearing sunglasses but it was clear to see the disdain they had for each other on their looks. Veena’s theme died down and the two stood there in silence before Veena grabbed a microphone from the table and spoke up.)

Veena Adams: That’s weird, isn’t there supposed to be a mediator in these kinds of things?

(Jon moved quickly to pick his microphone up as well.)

Jon Kelton: Nah, I want to do this the right way, no mediator, no Ashlynn, no Devolution, just you and me to sign this contract.

Veena Adams: Oh, so NOW it is when you want to do things by yourself?

Jon Kelton: Here we go again…

Veena Adams: No, no, I am not going to stop reminding you until our match at Road to Redemption, because how does it feel? How does it feel having to continue to shout at a world that is completely deaf to your stupidity? How does it feel to shout from one of the tallest mountains in the world and not one person giving an absolute damn? Because everyone at the end of the day knows that you carrying that championship doesn’t mean anything at all, because at the end of the day everyone knows that I should be the one who should still hold that National Elite Championship and be the actual champion that this brand needs, and by this point I should have not lost it in the first place considering YOU still screwed me out of it.

Jon Kelton: How many times do you want me to tell you that what happened is me outsmarting you?

Veena Adams: And how many times do you want me to tell you myself that the excuse you are giving me right now is flimsy at best? Even if I ended up getting a debilitating disease the day of my Pain for Pride match and you actually beat me clean, I still would have done everything I could to get back into getting this match against you the right way, and guess what? That is exactly what I did, you know why after months of you happily trying to fool the world that you deserve to hold that championship and me being pushed away from ever touching you didn’t end up working out? It is because your sins were going to end up catching up with you, your incompetence as a wrestler and as a leader of a team was going to cost you, and even though the Devil works hard, Veena Adams works harder.

(The crowd cheered incredibly loudly at Veena’s response as Jon Kelton’s expression didn’t move a single inch. He simply grabbed the contract from the table, got out his pen and signed it before pushing it towards Veena as he began talking as well.)

Jon Kelton: Let me be as clear as possible so even someone as dense as Veena can hear this, have I decided to suddenly disappear off the face of the Earth? Have I decided to shut my mouth, take some time off and decide to wrestle once in a month because I have the privilege of being a champion? I haven’t done any of that, I haven’t done what Veena herself has done, I have been here wrestling almost every single week as your champion, as your National Elite Champion, call me a coward and grindrunner all you want, I have defended this championship either on TV or in Marquee Events, hell, I have doubled the defenses you have had as champion, maybe even triple if I want to shoot my shot at that metric, but I am not the same man I was when I fought you at Pain for Pride, I am not the same Devil that was born in that fateful night, I am a lot more stronger and ruthless than the night I took away your precious title from you.

Veena Adams: So strong that you have to pick up defenses against mediocre talent and have to steal victories against those that actually know what the hell they are doing?

Jon Kelton: And you want to talk yourself about the defenses you had while champion?

Veena Adams: Then I guess the two of us are hypocrites, simply YOU are the one who is the loudest and most guilty out of the two.

(Jon was starting to get even angrier than before hearing Veena’s words thrown at him, he tapped his finger on the table for a moment before he decided on something and he began speaking.)

Jon Kelton: You know what, Veena? You just ended up getting lucky, the Temple of Trials match? It was just simply a rough patch in the path of Devolution, we have been so dominant the past few months that we were going to hit a wall in our way eventually, and we were going to fall, you promised so much that Devolution would end that night but we are still here, we are still going to be the people who run the show, because being in the group? I earned it. Holding this championship? I earned it. Having been one of the pillars of this brand? I earned that. I earned everything because of all of my hard work, all of my pain, all of the sweat, tears and blood I shed for this GODDAMN company who has not given me the respect and appreciation I DESERVE, do you hear me right Veena- DO YOU [BLEEP] HEAR ME?! YOU WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO WALK A MILE ON MY SHOES. YOU WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO ENDURE THE PAIN I ENDURED MYSELF ALL OF THESE YEARS TO GET TO HERE. You got the doors to this place wide open for you because of who you are related to, while I had to scratch and claw my way into all of the accomplishments that I have had thus far, complain about me taking my time succeeding here, don’t throw stones from glass houses when that same exact thing has happened to you, and it will happen again when we face at Road to Redemption, giving you a little bit of hope before taking it all away.

Veena Adams: …How dare you, Jon Kelton? HOW [BLEEP] DARE YOU RAISE YOUR VOICE AT ME? WHEN A BIT-[BLEEP] LIKE YOU WOULD TRIP OVER AND SUFFER A CONCUSSION WALKING ONE SECOND ON MY HEELS? BECAUSE YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND EITHER ONE BIT OF WHAT MY LIFE HAS BEEN LIKE. In fact, none of you know because most of my time here was being treated as if I did not matter, as if being the niece of the owner was everything that I had to bring to this company, but no, you can [BLEEP] and whine about how horrible you have been treated yourself but everyone took one glance at me and they already thought they knew everything about me, they thought that I wouldn’t succeed, they thought that I would never be a champion because of the way I acted, because of the way I carried myself, and fine, I did get a good start here because of my family, I never denied that, but everything else from that point onward was me, Veena Adams! I got better all by myself, I trained and became a better wrestler all by myself, because I could have just easily coasted like the other failed wrestlers this place has seen and just cash in a hefty check every month, but I never did that, I worked on myself, I worked to get to the level that I am at right now and I became someone undeniable through all of the undeniable facts I set in this place, I became National Elite Champion because Veena Adams was able to be the one to achieve that championship, and I didn’t need to pretend I am some devil to do that. I am the woman I am today because of me, I have someone I love with all of my heart, I have someone I can truly consider a best friend, and even though I was loathed and hated since the first second I was here, I got all of the people here to support me because of myself!

(The crowd cheered loudly once again, fully behind Veena as she continued talking and her tone got more serious than before.)

Veena Adams: While you? You are just someone pretending to be a character, someone strong and unstoppable that deep down doesn’t believe they are that, and at Road to Redemption, I expose the true Jon Kelton and show that the man in front of me does not deserve to be National Elite Champion… It is Veena Adams through and through.

(Veena then grabbed a pen herself and quickly signed on it as well as she threw the pen away and the two opponents stared at each other once more in complete silence before…)

Eve: VEENA TAKES OFF HER HEEL AND SHE THROWS IT RIGHT AT KELTON! SHE JUMPS OVER THE TABLE AND TACKLES HIM TO THE GROUND AS SHE STARTS PUMMELING STRIKES AT HIM, WHILE KELTON MOVES QUICKLY TO FIGHT BACK AND PUSH HER OFF HIM!

Deadprez: THE TWO OF THEM RACE UP TO THEIR FEET BUT BEFORE KELTON CAN DO ANYTHING, VEENA HIT A FOREARM STRIKE RIGHT AT KELTON’S FACE THAT PUSHES HIM CLOSE TOWARDS THE TABLE! Veena sees her opportunity, quickly throwing her other heel off to the side as she rushes towards the ropes to bounce off them and get speed…SHE GOES FOR A SPEAR TO SPEAR KELTON ONTO THE TABLE!

Gavin Kirkland: BUT THAT DEVIL OF JON KELTON IS ABLE TO REVERSE THE SPEAR, PICK UP VEENA AND THEN HIT A SPINEBUSTER ON HER AS VEENA ENDS UP BEING THE ONE TO GO THROUGH THE TABLE INSTEAD!

(The crowd rains boos down once more as Veena is laid out between the rumble of the table, as Jon Kelton goes to pick up the National Elite Championship and shouts loudly.)

Jon Kelton: (off-mic) ON ROAD TO REDEMPTION, THIS FARCE…ENDS!

(Jon then raised his National Elite Championship up in the air with the crowd raining boos down on him and on that note, Showdown fades away to commercials.)

(‘The Day’ by Porno Graffitti begins to play through the speakers of the Matthew Knight Arena. The crowd is giving a huge ovation for IDOL-GUN — Miku Sakai and Hikari Kanno, who walk out. Miku is live streaming from her iPhone, which is being held by a bedazzled selfie stick. The two of them make their way down the ramp and head towards the ring.)

Gina Romano: THE FOLLOWING MATCH IS A TAG TEAM MATCH AND IT’S SCHEDULED FOR ONE FALL!!!!!

Crowd: ONE FALL!!!!!

Gina Romano: INTRODUCING FIRST…THEY ARE THE TEAM OF ‘THE DREAMING IDOL’ HIKARI KANNO AND MIKU SAKAI…IDOL-GUN!!!!!!!!!!!

Gavin Kirkland: IDOL-GUN must be feeling good about themselves since their team came out victorious at The Last Stand. Excellent performances from the two of them. Now, these two are focused on reclaiming their spot in the top of the tag team division. The current champions are Jaded Hearts, who won the titles back at Wicked Games. But, when the time comes for that match, it’s going to be a good one for sure!

Eve: Individually, both have done pretty good. Hikari Kanno had a six month reign as Hardcore Champion. Miku Sakai was able to get to the finals of the Iconic Cup. She faced Kassidy Heart for the Universal Women’s Championship at House of Glass. 2024 is going to be HUGE for these two!

Deadprez: Yes, but I’m excited about how they plan to wrap up the year, but getting a victory over someone like Chef Viz and PJ Hendrx, who are competing in the Extreme Elimination Chamber for the Answers World Champion, could be a nice step in the right direction.

(‘Exhibit C’ by Jay Electronica begins to play through the speakers as PJ Hendrx walks out, full of swag and charisma. Then, ‘5 Milli’ by Icewear Vezzo plays immediately after as Chef Viz walks out. The two participants in the Extreme Elimination Chamber look at one another before making their way down the ramp.)

Gina Romano: INTRODUCING THEIR OPPONENTS…WEIGHING IN THE COMBINED WEIGHT OF 465 POUNDS…THEY ARE THE TEAM OF THE ‘PHANTOM’ PJ HENDRX AND …CHEF VIZ!!!!!!!!

Gavin Kirkland: Now, this is a good team on paper. Finally, Chef Viz gets his shot at the Answers World Champion. Once again, PJ Hendrx finds himself in this spot that he was in as a rookie once upon a time. Times have changed and PJ is looking to show everyone that he’s grown from the last time that he was part of the match. Meanwhile, Chef Viz hopes to finally capitalize on this opportunity and secure his third World Championship reign.

Eve: Chef Viz has been on the grind. He’s been working for this opportunity. But, he’s going to be in the ring with Elitists who may want it more than him. Right now, he is going to need to learn how to co-exist with PJ Hendrx? Are these two going to cooperate with each other or will egos get in the way? IDOL-GUN are former Unified Tag Team Champions. They have chemistry, but PJ and Viz are excellent competitors in their own right.

Deadprez: You got that right! This is gonna be good! Let’s get it underway!

(DING! DING! DING!)

Gavin Kirkland: Hikari Kanno is starting things off for IDOL-GUN as Chef Viz steps into the ring! Viz is rubbing his hands against each other, knowing that he is going to LOVE whatever is going to happen! The two Elitists begin to circle around like a clock! Hikari knows that she is at a disadvantage! Chef Viz is bigger and stronger, so IDOL-GUN is going to need to be VERY cautious to how they interact with someone like Viz!

Eve: The two Elitists go to lock up! But, Chef Viz manages to shove the former Hardcore Champion to the horizontal set of ropes! Hikari is telling the referee to get Viz out of the way! But, just like that, Viz displays his strength into the spotlight and shows to be a problem early on in this match! Miku Sakai is hyping up her partner at their corner! Hikari is trying to get herself back into the game! The two Elitists go to lock up once more, but Viz shows to be the stronger out of the two! He manages to get Hikari by her shoulders and throw her into one of the corners!

Deadprez: Chef Viz is not giving Hikari Kanno any time to process the situation around her! He runs towards her, connecting with a body splash, which I’m surprised didn’t squish her to death! Hikari collapses to a seated position on the second turnbuckle as Viz manages to pick her up and connect with a palm strike to the chest of ‘The Dreaming Idol,’ which was enough for her to fall back down! You can tell that stung Hikari! But Viz goes to pick her up once more and he goes for a knife edge chop to one-half of IDOL-GUN’s chest!

Gavin Kirkland: BUT, HIKARI KANNO MANAGES TO DUCK HERSELF OUT OF THE WAY AT THE LAST VERY SECOND! NOW, SHE SHOVES CHEF VIZ TO THE CORNER AS SHE CONNECTS WITH SOME RAPID KNIFE EDGE CHOPS TO THE CHEST OF THE FORMER WORLD CHAMPION! BUT, LOOK AT THIS, IT’S ALMOST LIKE CHEF VIZ IS WEARING PADDING WHERE HIS CHEST IS BECAUSE HE’S CERTAINLY NOT FEELING THOSE KNIFE EDGE CHOPS! Hikari is looking a little peeve, almost like she knew that Viz should be in pain! Now, she proceeds to drive her boot against the gut of the Hall of Famer! Then, she proceeds to throw some punches to the head of Viz!

Eve: Hikari Kanno gets Chef Viz by his wrist, looking to whip him to the corner across from them! Viz counters that whip, sending Hikari to the corner! Hikari is slammed into the corner, but she manages to pick herself up! Viz, not giving any sort of warning, charges at her like a train! BUT, HIKARI MANAGES TO JUMP OVER, CAUSING VIZ TO RAM HIS SHOULDER AGAINST THE RING POST AT THE CORNER! HIKARI SITS ON THE BACK OF VIZ AND PROCEEDS TO CONNECT WITH A SUNSET FLIP! IS IDOL-GUN GOING TO STEAL THIS??

OOOOOONNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!

Gavin Kirkland: No! Chef Viz manages to drive his feet against the face of Hikari Kanno, which causes her to fall to her back! Viz manages to get Hikari back up and gets her in a front headlock! Viz hoists up the former Unified Tag Team Champion up in a vertical position! But, he doesn’t go back for the vertical suplex! It seems like he’s going to do some squats with Hikari in a vertical position in the air! PJ Hendrx looks kind of impressed! Miku Sakai is not amused as she’s screaming for Viz to let down her partner! But, Viz takes Hikari back with a vertical suplex! Hikari lands on her tailbone as she tries to find herself back to her feet, but Viz kicks Hikari in her gut before following it up with a DDT, springing Hikari on the top of her head!

Eve: Chef Viz is looking towards the other half of IDOL-GUN, Miku Sakai, who doesn’t look to be happy whatsoever! She is someone who is quite protective of Hikari Kanno and will get herself involved if she needs to! Viz with a smirk on her face as he’s telling Miku to step up and face him and it seems like Miku might try it — NO! HIKARI MANAGES TO CONNECT WITH A DROPKICK TO THE SPINE OF THE HALL OF FAMER! HE FALLS TO HIS KNEES AS HE FALLS TOWARDS THE SECOND ROW OF ROPES! HIKARI DRAPES VIZ’ HEAD ON THE ROPES! SHE BEGINS TO CHOKE HIM WITH THE RING ROPES!

Referee: (off-mic) ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR! FIVE! LET GO OF HIM, HIKARI!

Deadprez: Hikari Kanno holds her hands up where the referee can see them, but she goes back to her corner and tags in Miku Sakai into the match!

Referee: (off-mic) TAG!

Gavin Kirkland: Miku Sakai makes her first appearance in this match up! She steps into the ring as she charges towards the back of Chef Viz’ neck with a meteora! NOW, IT SEEMS LIKE IT’S MIKU’S TURN AS SHE STEPS ON THE BACK OF THE FORMER WORLD CHAMPION! SHE PULLS THE ROPES UP, WHICH SOMEHOW, APPLIES MORE PRESSURE AND I THINK THAT THE REFEREE MAY NEED TO STEP IN ONCE MORE!

Referee: (off-mic) ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR! FIVE! GET OFF OF HIM, MIKU!

Eve: Miku Sakai rolls her eyes as she steps off of Chef Viz! Miku is waiting for Chef Viz to turn himself around! Miku tries to get some height for herself and connects with a monkey flip! BUT, VIZ MANAGES TO HOLD MIKU INTO PLACE! SLOWLY, HE BEGINS TO FIND HIS WAY BACK TO HIS FEET BEFORE HOISTING HER IN A POWERBOMB POSITION! MIKU IS THROWING SOME PUNCHES TO THE TOP OF VIZ’ SKULL, TRYING TO GET HERSELF DOWN! BUT, IT SEEMS LIKE IT’S NO USE AS VIZ THROWS HER INTO THE TURNBUCKLE! VIZ FOLLOWS THAT UP WITH A CLOTHESLINE TO THE CORNER! MIKU FALLS FORWARD AS VIZ HOOKS HER BY THE LEG AND CONNECTS WITH A HIP TOSS!

Deadprez: Miku Sakai falls into seated position as Chef Viz goes right behind her, nailing a basement dropkick to her spine! Miku falls to her side as Viz goes for the cover!

OOOOONNNNNEEEEEEEEE!!!!

TTTTT—

Gavin Kirkland: Miku Sakai with the kick out! Chef Viz manages to get Miku Sakai up in a front headlock position! He begins to throw some stiff punches on her spine, trying to weaken her in that way! He still keeps her in that position before going back and allowing for PJ Hendrx to tag himself into the match! The two men stare at each other, knowing that they need to co-exist and work with each other? Is PJ going to do that?

Referee: (off-mic) TAG!

Eve: Yes! PJ Hendrx, the same man who defeated Daryl Kinkade to advance for the Extreme Elimination Chamber, gets himself into the match! Chef Viz connects with a knee to the gut of the former Unified Tag Team Champion as PJ runs towards the side of Miku with a pump kick that takes Miku down! We see that Hikari Kanno is trying to get the attention of PJ, but PJ looks at Hikari and winks at her before turning his attention towards Miku and connecting with a back kick! HE RUNS TO THE ROPES IN FRONT OF HIM, SPRING BOARDING OFF OF THEM AND CONNECTING WITH A SPRINGBOARD ROUNDHOUSE KICK THAT TAKES MIKU DOWN TO HER KNEES! PJ is starting to feel good about himself as he runs the ropes in front of him, rebounding off of them and connecting with a sliding clothesline, knocking Miku to her back! PJ goes for the cover!

OOOOONNNNNNNEEEEEEE!!!!

Deadprez: Miku Sakai with the kick out! PJ Hendrx gets Miku in a front headlock! He connects with a couple of punches to her spine before pulling her closer and connecting with a snap suplex! But, PJ pops himself back into position before connecting with another snap suplex! Once again, he pops himself back into position before connecting with a third snap suplex! This time, Miku lands right at the turnbuckle at the corner! Miku is upside down as PJ manages to stand on the second turnbuckle before connecting with a double foot stomp onto the gut of Miku! Miku is crying out in pain, clutching to her stomach! PJ manages to get Miku up to her feet and connect with a gut wrench suplex as that takes back the former Unified Tag Team Champion! We see that Miku is trying to get herself back to her feet, but PJ runs towards her, looking to connect with a sling blade!

Gavin Kirkland: BUT, MIKU SAKAI MANAGES TO GET HERSELF OUT OF THE WAY! SHE MANAGES TWIST HERSELF BEHIND PJ HENDRX! HE GETS HER ARMS AROUND THE WAIST OF THE ‘PHANTOM,’ LOOKING TO TAKE HIM BACK WITH A GERMAN SUPLEX! IT SEEMS LIKE SHE DOES THAT, BUT PJ USES THAT MOMENTUM TO TAKE HIMSELF BACK AND LAND ON HIS FEET! MIKU TURNS AROUND AS PJ TRIES TO CATCH HER WITH THE ELEMENT OF SURPRISE AND TAKE HER BACK WITH A SUPERKICK, BUT MIKU DUCKS THE SUPERKICK! HE STUMBLES FORWARD AND IT’S MIKU THAT CONNECTS WITH A SUPERKICK TO THE BACK OF PJ’S HEAD! THIS TAKES PJ FORWARD AS MIKU GRABS A GOOD HOLD OF PJ, USING THAT MOMENTUM TO FOLLOW THAT UP WITH A BULLDOG!

Eve: PJ Hendrx falls on his face! Miku Sakai begins to go on the second turnbuckle and connects with an Arabian press on PJ! Miku goes for the pin on PJ!

OOOOOONNNNNNNEEEEEEEE!!!!

TTTTWWWWWOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!

Deadprez: PJ Hendrx with a kick out! Miku Sakai gets PJ by his arm before applying an arm bar! But, it seems like Miku is looking to use anything that she can to end this match! But, PJ manages to roll herself over and pin Miku’s shoulders to the ground! But, Miku realizes what PJ was intending to do and gets her shoulders up! She releases her grasp on PJ and creates a bit of distance within herself! PJ and Miku manage to get to their feet at the same time! PJ goes right after the former Unified Tag Team Champion! But, Miku connects with a standing dropkick as that takes PJ off track! He falls to the ground as Miku manages to use the ropes in front of her to springboard and connect with a forearm to PJ, who was trying to get himself back to a vertical base! PJ falls to his back!

Gavin Kirkland: We see that Chef Viz is looking at Miku Sakai! Almost like he’s trying to egg on one-half of IDOL-GUN! But, Miku tells Chef Viz to “talk to the hand” before moving on and getting PJ off the mat! Miku gets PJ and connects with a knife edge chop as that takes PJ back! She connects with another knife edge chop as he falls back to the horizontal set of ropes! MIKU GRABS PJ BY HIS WRIST, LOOKING TO WHIP HIM TO THE SET OF ROPES ACROSS FROM THEM! BUT, PJ COUNTERS THAT WHIP, SENDING MIKU TO THE ROPES! PJ TRIES TO GO AFTER HER WITH A KNEE TO HER FACE, BUT MIKU CONNECTS WITH A SHOULDER BLOCK AS THAT TAKES PJ BACK!

Eve: Miku Sakai springboards off the ropes and connects with a falling inverted DDT as that takes the former Interwire Champion down! Miku is looking back to her corner as she tags in her best friend and tag team partner, Hikari Kanno, back inside the match!

Referee: (off-mic) TAG!

Deadprez: Hikari Kanno makes her second appearance in this match up! She and Miku Sakai displayed some tag team chemistry by kicking PJ Hendrx in the stomach and taking him back with a suplex! Miku takes Hikari’s spot in the corner as Hikari goes for the cover on PJ!

OOOOOOONNNNNNNNEEEEEEEE!!!!!

TTTTWWWW—

Gavin Kirkland: PJ Hendrx with a kick out! Hikari Kanno rolls her eyes as she connects with a chin lock on the ‘Phantom!’ It seems like Hikari is trying to wear down PJ, but PJ begins to find his way back to his feet! It seems like Hikari may not have a strong enough grasp to keep PJ down! But, Hikari clubs PJ in the back of his head! She gets him into position before taking him back with a sleeper suplex! PJ falls back, but he finds a way to roll to his knees! HIKARI CONNECTS WITH A GIANT KNEE TO THE SKULL OF THE FORMER INTERWIRE CHAMPION! PJ FALLS BACK TO THE CORNER! WE SEE THAT HIKARI IS GETTING HER BOOT AND DRIVING IT AGAINST THE FACE OF PJ! THEN, SHE PROCEEDS TO STOMP ON HIM!

Eve: Hikari Kanno is doing what she can to weaken PJ Hendrx! She picks up PJ and proceeds to throw some stiff punches as that seems to be enough to take PJ into a seated position! HIKARI EXTENDS HER FOOT AND ATTEMPTS A CORNER FOOT CHOKE TO THE NECK OF THE FORMER INTERWIRE CHAMPION! PJ IS TRYING TO GET HIKARI’S FOOT OFF HIS NECK, BUT I THINK THAT THE REFEREE IS GOING TO BEGIN HIS COUNT HERE!

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

Deadprez: The former Hardcore Champion steps on the second rope and begins to unload on some punches to the top of PJ Hendrx’s head! But, it seems like PJ manages to get himself out of the situation before connecting with a reverse powerbomb as Hikari eats the turnbuckle! She collapses to the floor as PJ connects with a dropkick to the back of Hikari’s head as she crashes to the corner! PJ uses the momentum of that dropkick to climb himself up and backflip himself from the corner! Hikari tries to turn herself around as PJ goes right after her with rapid punches to Hikari! Then, he gets a good hold of Hikari before connecting with an exploder suplex! This sends Hikari back to the IDOL-GUN corner!

Referee: (off-mic) TAG!

Gavin Kirkland: PJ Hendrx tries to stop Miku Sakai from entering the ring, bUT MIKU CONNECTS WITH A SHOULDER THRUST THROUGH THE MIDDLE ROPE AS THE ‘PHANTOM’ GETS SENT BACK! MIKU ENTERS THE RING AS SHE JUMPS ON TOP OF PJ WITH A THESZ PRESS AS SHE BEGINS TO SCRATCH AND CLAW AT PJ LIKE SHE WAS SOME RABID ANIMAL! PJ IS TRYING TO GET HIMSELF OUT OF THE SITUATION, BUT MIKU GOES RIGHT AFTER HIM WITH A FOREARM THAT KNOCKS HIM BACK! MIKU PROCEEDS TO SLAP PJ’S HEAD, TRYING TO TAKE HIM DOWN! SHE RUNS THE ROPES, REBOUNDING OFF OF THEM AND CONNECTING WITH A DROPKICK AS THAT SENDS PJ DOWN!

OOOOOONNNNNNNEEEEEEEE!!!!!!

TTTT—

Eve: No! PJ Hendrx with the kick out! But, Miku Sakai is looking towards Chef Viz’ way, giving a ‘L’ sign on her forehead, directed towards him! Miku gets PJ up in a side front headlock before taking PJ down with a hammerlock DDT! BUT, NOW, WE SEE THAT MIKU IS TRYING TO MAKE SOME QUICK WORK HAPPEN AS SHE BEGINS TO APPLY A FIGURE FOUR LEG LOCK ON THE FORMER INTERWIRE CHAMPION! PJ IS TRYING TO SHAKE HIMSELF OUT OF THE MOVE, BUT MIKU STEPS ON HIS STOMACH A COUPLE OF TIMES! SHE MANAGES TO APPLY THE MOVE AS PJ HENDRX BEGINS TO SCREAM LOUDLY DUE TO THE PAIN!

Deadprez: BUT, CHEF VIZ STEPS INSIDE THE RING AND CONNECTS WITH A HUGE BODY SPLASH TO MIKU SAKAI, WHICH FLATTENS HER DOWN! THEN, CHEF VIZ IS PULLING PJ HENDRX TO HIS CORNER TO TAG HIMSELF BACK INTO THE MATCH!

Referee: (off-mic) TAG!

Gavin Kirkland; Chef Viz gets himself into the match!

Referee: (off-mic) TAG!

Eve: As does Hikari Kanno! The two Elitists manage to get tags from their partners as Hikari runs into the ring! Chef Viz tries to take her down with a clothesline, BUT HIKARI DUCKS! SHE DELIVERS A CHOP TO CHEF VIZ’ CHEST! BUT, VIZ IS UNMOVED! HE LOVES THAT HIKARI IS NAILING HIM WITH SOME STIFF CHOPS TO THE CHEST AND HE DOESN’T SEEM TO HAVE ANY REACTION! THEN, HE CONNECTS WITH A GIANT PALM STRIKE TO HIKARI’S CHEST AS THAT CAUSES HER DOWN DROP DOWN TO HER KNEE! But, she manages to find her way back to her feet quickly! Viz manages to get a hold of her, trying some punches at her direction as she goes back to the ropes! Viz manages to clothesline her out of the ring —

Deadprez: But, the former Hardcore Champion holds onto the ropes! Hikari Kanno springboards herself back inside the ring and connects with a slingshot DDT! BUT, VIZ MANAGES TO HOIST HER UP IN THE AIR AND DROP HER STOMACH FIRST ON THE TOP ROPE! THEN, VIZ CONNECTS WITH A HIGH KICK THAT SENDS HER TEETERING BACK INSIDE THE RING! CHEF VIZ MANAGES TO GET HIKARI IN A FRONT HEADLOCK BEFORE HOISTING HER UP AND CONNECTING WITH A FISHERMAN’S SUPLEX! HIKARI GOES DOWN! BUT, MIKU SAKAI IS COMING TO THE AID OF HER TAG TEAM PARTNER BY CONNECTING WITH A THESZ PRESS ON CHEF VIZ! ‘CATCH SCRATCH FEVER’ ON THE HALL OF FAMER! BUT, PJ HENDRX RACES BACK INSIDE THE RING AND CUTS MIKU WITH A ‘TELEKINESIS’ — HIS VARIATION OF THE SPEAR AS THAT SENDS MIKU OUT OF THE RING!

Gavin Kirkland: BUT, IT SEEMS LIKE PJ HENDRX IS NOT DONE HERE AS HE LAUNCHES HIMSELF THROUGH THE MIDDLE ROPE AND TAKES MIKU SAKAI DOWN WITH A SUICIDE DIVE! THEN, PJ ROLLS HIMSELF BACK INSIDE THE RING AND CONNECTS WITH A ‘TELEKINESIS’ FOR HIKARI KANNO, WHO WAS TRYING TO GET HIMSELF TO HER FEET! BUT, LOOK AT THIS, HIKARI IS STILL TRYING TO FIND THE WILL TO CONTINUE THIS MATCH! SHE IS TRYING TO FIND HER WAY BACK TO HER FEET, BUT CHEF VIZ CONNECTS WITH THE ‘IKE TURNER SPECIAL’ — THE SPINNING BACK FIST BEFORE CONNECTING WITH ‘KISS TO THE HEAD’ — THE BULL HAMMER ELBOW STRIKE TO HIKARI AS VIZ GOES FOR THE COVER!

OOOOOOOONNNNNNNEEEEEEEEE!!!!!

TTTTWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!

TTTTTHHHHHRRRREEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!

(DING! DING! DING!)

(‘5 Milli’ begins to play through the speakers once more as Chef Viz manages to rise back to his feet. The referee gets each of Viz’ and PJ Hendrix’s arms, raising them up in the air.)

Gina Romano: THE WINNERS OF THIS MATCH…THE TEAM OF CHEF VIZ AND PJ HENDRX!!!!!!!!

Deadprez: The tandem of Chef Viz and PJ Hendrx manages to pull this match off! I was concerned about how these two were going to click. It seemed like things could have potentially gone down that path, but they found a common ground in order to put away the former Unified Tag Team Champions and ‘Temple of Trials’ victors!

Gavin Kirkland: They did the effective thing by making sure that Miku Sakai was taken out of the equation, leaving Hikari Kanno vulnerable for a ‘TELEKINESIS’ and a ‘Kiss to the Head’ to top it off. It’s an effective way to put down a talented competitor like Hikari!

(Miku Sakai manages to pull Hikari Kanno out of the ring. The two of them are clearly disappointed in themselves as they make their way towards the back. Meanwhile, Chef Viz and PJ Hendrx look at each other and resume the whole banter about walking out of the Chamber as the winner.)

Eve: There was nothing too complicated about this. Just effective strategy coming into play. But, it’s every Elitist for themselves at Road to Redemption for the sake of becoming Answers World Champion.

(Showdown fades to the last commercial of the night.)

(As Showdown returns from the last commercial break, “Her” by Megan Thee Stallion plays throughout the arena as Kennedy Street is standing in the middle of the ring. The crowd boos her heavily as the Sexy Flawless General Manager of Showdown looks around and winks, waving at the fans.)

Deadprez: The General Manager of Showdown kept her word, she said last week that by the end of the show today, that Madison Kaline would have to announce her partner, or she would be going at it alone against Devolution’s British Invasion and I am going to tell you right now, Pandora Paisley and Halsey Neel are jackal’s, and they are looking for that kill so Madison better of found someone.

Eve: Kennedy did bring up a good point last week though Prez, and while I don’t agree with our General Manager very often, she did speak facts. Madison Kaline has no friends or allies; the woman has pissed off literally everyone in this company at one time or another. She is going to find it.

Gavin Kirkland: Not only that, but she also made enemies out of every authority figure in the company. She can’t even find someone from Voltage or  Dynasty. Hate to say it, but the British Invasion is going to feast on the carrion, and it will be glorious!

(As the music dies down, Kennedy along with AJAX, her bodyguard, speaks.)

Kennedy Street: Thank you all here in Oregon for that warm reception! Everyone loves Kennie even in this backwoods state!

(The crowd boos even louder as she smiles.)

Kennedy Street: Oh, you really shouldn’t, but thank you again, honey.  So, I made a promise last week that I would give Madison Kaline until the END of Showdown tonight to announce her tag team partner after I took her out of the chamber and made her realize that there is only ONE boss here and t5hat is Kennedy Street! Last season, dealing with Ms. Extreme prepared Kennie for situations like this, but learning from the mistakes made when dealing with that bitch, but Madison Kaline wants to come into Showdown after Kennie drafted her, thinking Showdown was going to get an incredible veteran presence and Hall of Famer, not some entitled twat.

(Kennedy paces a little before she finally turns and looks to the entrance.)

Kennedy Street: Kennie warned Madison, and now this is the last segment of Showdown, so we need an answer now, who did she find as a tag team partner…. If ANYONE!? And furthermore….

(Suddenly “O Fortuna” by Carl Orff starts to play throughout the arena. There is a mixture of cheers and boos as Madison Kaline walks out to the ring with purpose, especially after what happened last week when she was laid out after losing to Usagi Senshi thanks to The Devolution. Kennedy smirks, watching her walk to the ring, she grabs a mic and steps through. The music dies down.)

Kennedy Street: We are not going to beat around the bush, Madison. Tell me right now….

(But the General Manager is quickly cut off.)

Madison Kaline: SHUT UP!

(Kennedy’s eyes widened, she is shocked that Madison Kaline talked to her in that way, just then AJAX goes to make a move, but Kennedy stops him.)

Madison Kaline: That’s right, you keep that ogre at bay! We both know that I EARNED the right to be in the Extreme Elimination Chamber and get a shot at the Answers World Championship and you TOOK that from me! I want to be a World Champion again, but you thought those other two hussies were going to win and that didn’t happen! Now, suddenly you want to have this Devolution jump me from behind and cost me a match with Usagi last week and that is alright with you!? NO! I have been in this company far too long and have seen your type come and go! I came to Showdown to elevate this company and all you have done is try to slow it down out of pettiness and jealousy! Trust me, what happened between you and Camille never went unnoticed, I saw how you are with women that have carried the mantle here for a long time and this is no exception! Thing is…. I have made a lot of enemies in my time. I have pissed a lot of people in my time, Kennedy, I can own up to that and yeah…. I have had a hard time finding someone to be my tag team partner.

(This brings a smile to Kennedy’s face, almost to the point of laughter, the Sext Flawless General Manager starts to circle Madison….)

Kennedy Street:   Why is Kenie not surprised at this development, honey? Considering you are truly one of the most aggravating and annoying bitches that Kennie has ever met. It really is a shame though Madison that no one is willing to come and tag with you, guessing that you are ALL by yourself, huh, honey?

Madison Kaline: I know that you are taking great pleasure in this Kennedy, I really do, and I hope that you realize that even by myself? I can take on your two skanks! I also…..

(Before she can finish the sentence, the lights go out, with a scream the voice of “God Save The Queen!” peppers the arena as suddenly “Rise” by Ashes Remain starts to play throughout the arena. A lone spotlight shines on two women standing back to back as the fans boo, it is Pandora Paisley and Halsey Neel. The music hits its chorus when both women turn, Pandora screams as Halsey Neel smiles wickedly, they both pose.)

Deadprez: Devolution’s British Invasion is here! And look at these two women, new look, new attitude, and they are a sect of the Devolution who promises to bring home tag team gold!

Eve: You want to talk about two of the most dangerous women in this company, the hungriest who are willing to do whatever it takes to succeed, you are looking at them!

Gavin Kirkland: GOD SAVE MY QUEENS!

(Kennedy looks over at Madison Kaline and smirks.)

Kennedy Street: We’ll see about that honey.

(Pandora and Halsey reach the ring, they both slide in, Halsey on her knees as Pandora stands over her, suddenly the fireworks go off, and a war torn British Flag drops from the rafters as the crowd boos harder. The music dies down as Kennedy hands the mic over to Pandora Paisley.)

Pandora Paisley: So, let me get this right, flower. You actually think that you stand a chance against us? You really believe that without a partner you’re going to just play martyr especially against two women that are already pissed off about what happened at The Last Stand!? Wasn’t it bad enough that you decided to disrespect the law and order of the EAW. Walking in here thinking that Showdown was going to bow to your bloody needs, love? Then soon found out that You’re nothing more than some cunt5 who has hit her expiration date. You had the chance to be in the Extreme Elimination Chamber, instead your idiocy and disrespect took your arse right out of it and now you’re about to receive the biggest beating of your life, here’s why. Halsey and I are stopping at nothing until we become the Unified Tag Team Champions. But before we can do that, it is time that we start cleaning out the dirty laundry around here, and that means you.

(Pandora hands the mic to Halsey Neel who has no qualms about getting right in the face of Madison Kaline.)

Halsey Neel: Seems like you stepped in the shits, huh? Look at big bad Maddie, the legend, the Hall of Famer, the former World Champion, standing all by herself because there isn’t a single soul in the EAW that would ever team with you. All you had to do was be respectful to Kennedy and not put yourself ahead of everyone else, but then again, this is all about The Devolution and what we are and represent on Showdown. And what stands in our way? The typical established order and you are one of them. So, at Road to Redemption, we are going to make an example of you. The way Pandora and I look at it, you have about 60 seconds to find yourself a partner.

(Madison’s eyes narrow some, before she finally responds….)

Madison Kaline: What happens in 60 seconds, Halsey?

Halsey Neel: Well….

(Pandora strikes Madison from behind, knocking her down to the mat. Kennedy and AJAZ quickly get out of the ring and watch from the outside as Halsey and Pandora start laying the boots to the fallen Madison.)

Deadprez: DEVOLUTION JUST LAID THE BOOTS TO MADISON KALINE AND THEY ARE ATTACKING HER! PANDORA HIT HER FROM BEHIND AND LEVELED MADISON! HALSEY NOW PICKS HER UP AND WHIPS MADISON INTO THE TURNBUCKLE, SHE CHARGES IN WITH A HUGE BOOT AND PANDORA FOLLOWS WITH A TORNADO FOREARM!

Eve: MADISON TAKES A HUGE BLOW TO THE FACE AND SHE LOOKS ALMOST OUT! PANDORA AND HALSEY ARE TEARING HER APART! HALSEY PICKS UP MADISON, SHE POINTS AT PANDORA WHO RUNS AGAINST THE ROPES…. HALSEY SWEEPS MADISON FROM BEHIND AS PANDORA HITS THE SPINNING HEEL KICK!

Gavin Kirkland: TOTAL ELIMINATION! MADISON KALINE WAS BEHEADED AND NOW THEY ARE LOOKING TO FINISH HER AND…..

(Suddenly the crowd starts to rumble, they see a figure in a jacket and hat, boots and jeans running through the crowd, Kennedy’s eyes widen as they jump the railing and slide into the ring…. They take off the hat as the crowd erupts in cheers, Pandora Paisley, and Halsey Neel both turn around in shock….)

Eve: OH MY GOD!!!!!

Gavin Kirkland: YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME!!!!

Deadprez: IT’S RAVEN ROBERTS!!!!!!

Eve: PANDORA CHARGES IN AND RAVEN SPEARS HER OUT OF HER BOOTS! HALSEY NEEL RUSHES IN AND RAVEN ROBERTS HITS THE TALON! THE TALON …. NO! PANDORA QUICKLY PULLS HALSEY OUT INTO HER ARMS BEFORE IT HIT AS THEY BOTH FALL TO THE FLOOR GLARING UP TO THE RING IN ABSOLUTE SHOCK!

Crowd: HOLY SHIT!!!!! HOLY SHIT!!!!! HOLY SHIT!!!!!!!

Gavin Kirkland: HOW!?!?! HOW!!?!?!?!?

(Raven Roberts grabs the mic and points at Kennedy Street.)

Raven Roberts: YOU WANTED MADISON TO FIND HERSELF A TAG TEAM PARTNER FOR ROAD TO REDEMPTION! WELL, SHE HAS ONE….. ME!

(The crowd erupts in cheers as ‘In My Bones’ by The Score starts to play throughout the arena. Madison Kaline looks shocked, as these two women have a lot of history together especially against each other, but there developed what seems to be a mutual respect. Raven Roberts extends her hand and Madison takes it as she helps her back on her feet. They nod and the handshake seals the deal.)

Deadprez: KENNEDY STREET CANNOT BELIEVE IT AND SHE JUST SIGHS, AS PANDORA AND HALSEY LOOK ON, PANDORA SCREAMS AND TRIES TO GET IN THE RING, BUT HALSEY HOLDS HER BACK AS THEY BACK UP, IT PROMPTS THE BRIT, DELILAH ROSE TO COME OUT AND HELP! THEY ARE BACKTRACKING NOW!

Eve: I CANNOT BELIEVE WHAT I AM ABOUT TO SAY… BUT WE ARE GOING TO HAVE RAVEN ROBERTS AND MADISON KALINE TEAM UP IN 2024! AND AGAINST THE DEVOLUTION’S BRITISH INVASION!

Gavin Kirkland: I THOUGHT REX MCALLISTER HAD HER TIED UP IN THE BASEMENT!

Deadprez: WHAT A WAY TO END SHOWDOWN! GOODNIGHT EVERYONE!

(The stare down continues as Raven Roberts sits on the ropes and invites Devolution in. Madison holds her face in pain and next to Raven in solidarity while Pandora is continued to be held back by Halsey and Delilah.)

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Written by Mikaela Street

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