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Showdown 2/27/21

(EAW intro plays.)

(RECAP: The recap opens with Kassidy Heart or King Kass now addressing the events from King of Elite and her winning the tournament to become the first ever female King of Elite winner. King Kass would then affirm that she plans to challenge Jack Ripley, however, she would go on to leave the date in the dark as of right now, perhaps playing a bit of mind games with the Answers World Champ. After that, Kensington Calhoun-Astor would make her presence known on the blue brand, but certainly not endearing herself with a member on it in Bronson Daniels, who would then get himself into a heated war of words with Kensington, Astor taunting Daniels for losing to Jack Ripley before Daniels claimed that he would bounce back from the loss at King of Elite by earning himself a shot at the Interwire Title that night in the number one contenders match. We then transitioned over to Consuela Rose Ava who announced that she has her eyes set on the Answers World Championship and along with some new found confidence, Consuela promised to go through anyone that stands in her way. James Ranger, Bashar Jackson, and Antoine Iacob competed against each other next in a triple threat match that would showcase all the competitors in said match up. In the end, James Ranger managed to come out victorious over all three men. Up next, Strawberry Steve let us know that he is tired of facing jokes here in EAW the caliber of SKA, DeMarco, and Shaker Jones and wanted some real competition. We would then find out what he meant by that when the competition turned out to be himself, effectively making a match for this week between Strawberry Steve…and Strawberry Steve. Up next, Ronan Malosi would run into Alissa Brady, who wants to be impressed by Ronan Malosi in his fatal four way match. But before we got to that, Jon Kelton and Londyn Zelaya would be present for an interview with Kyra Phillips, more light shed on Londyn and the partnership she has with Jon Kelton now. After that, we’d then go to the fatal four way match to determine the number one contender to Justin Windgate’s Interwire Title. Jon Kelton, Lucas Johnson, Bronson Daniels, and Ronan Malosi all put up great fights and each came close on numerous occasions but it would be Ronan Malosi walking out with the win after stealing it from Jon Kelton in the first place. Harlow Reichert was seen next for an interview with Kyra Phillips, riding a wave of momentum after her win over Xavier Williams at King of Elite. Harlow would then make a bold move in throwing out a challenge to the Answers World Champion in Jack Ripley for a title match this week. But that wasn’t the only big revelation we got because afterwards, Bethany Blue and Ryan Wilson had an interaction in Wilson’s office where Bethany Blue was demanding a trade. She wouldn’t get said trade but instead would get a match with Cage that got booked for Under Siege. But after finding out that big news, Bethany had to go out for a match with Justin Windgate that she would indeed win, perhaps setting the Hall of Famer in Cage on notice. Ryan Wilson would come out next to address his actions from King of Elite where he was revealed as the man to have attacked Xavier Williams all along. Ryan Wilson would go on to state that his actions were merely motivated due to the fact that he believes Xavier Williams is pretty much damaged goods. But speaking of Xavier Williams, he would not stay banned from the arena for long as he came out to get a few licks in on Ryan Wilson who retreated to the back, not wanting any more of Xavier Williams from there. More to undoubtedly come out of this story with Wilson and Williams! But we’d then go to our final match of the night in our main event between Raven Roberts and Jack Ripley, Jack making sure to accept the challenge of Harlow before the match. A back and forth match that would end with Jack Ripley reigning supreme over Raven Roberts, Harlow Reichert coming down on the ramp to staredown Jack Ripley before the show faded to black, undoubtedly building hype for what will be quite the matchup tonight. The recap ends.)

RECAP END.

(“Uncontainable” by Set It Off hits as blue and white pyro explodes on top of the stage and then the blue lights and lasers shine throughout the arena as the virtual fans are cheering ready for the show to begin.)

(SCREEN BAR — EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY!)

Deadprez: Welcome ladies and gentlemen to another edition of SATURDAY! NIGHT! SHOWDOWN!!!

Eve: Things were fast and furious last week after King Of Elite on the road to Under Siege, and things don’t plan on slowing down tonight, as we have a Midsummer Massacre rematch between Xavier Williams and Raven Roberts!

(Graphic for Xavier vs. Raven appears with the TONIGHT caption.)

Eve: And of course, we have Jack Ripley defending his Answers World Championship against the on fire Harlow Reichert tonight in the main event!

(Graphic for Harlow vs. Jack Ripley appears with the TONIGHT caption.)

Gavin Kirkland: Thicclow. :drool: Just imagine that championship wrapped around that waist. :drool:

Eve: Anyways, let’s get this show on the road!

(The camera cuts back ringside inside the World 1 Theatre as “Monster” by Skillet hits to the surprise of the virtual crowd who ERUPT with cheers as HRDO makes his way out through the curtain and onto the stage. It would be a lie to say that the look on the face of the Vice President of EAW is a pleasant one as he makes his way down to the ring. He makes his way up onto the apron and enters the ring.)

Gina Romano: Ladies and Gentlemen, please welcome at this time… the Vice President of EAW! H! R! D! O

(The crowd cheers again as Gina hands her microphone to HRDO before she leaves the ring and “Monster” fades out.)

HRDO: I really hate when I give people the opportunity to understand the mistakes they’re making once they’re given power and they refuse to listen. I was hoping after the last time that I was forced to come to Showdown and address the actions of the Showdown General Manager that he would have taken everything on board and begun to run this brand as he should, but unfortunately that isn’t the case. His actions haven’t changed, but instead they’ve gotten worse. I’ve had thousands of phone calls about Ryan Wilson. I’m stuck in constant meetings about the condition of Showdown; what our Elitist’s are being forced to go through, how thin the roster is becoming because of the General Manager and how this supposed vision for the brand isn’t helping Showdown, but that it’s destroying the brand. We’ve been more than lenient with Ryan Wilson; we’ve allowed him the opportunity to be the General Manager of this brand that we need him to be, but we’ve quickly come to the realisation that’s just not going to happen –

(Before HRDO can even begin to explain why he has come to Showdown “The Only Thing They Fear Is YOU” by Mick Gordon hits and Ryan Wilson quickly hurries through the curtain. He isn’t as jovial as he usually is and there’s no doubt that the seriousness of the situation he’s walking into is because of it. He makes his way up onto the apron and is handed a microphone before entering the ring as HRDO shakes his head.)

Ryan Wilson: HRDO, I want to stop you from doing something reckless here!

HRDO: It’s okay that you’re out here, Ryan, I was just about to ask for you to join me out here because I need you to be here in order to do my duty as Vice President. I gave you the benefit of the doubt weeks ago, but the message never got through to you. Instead of cleaning up the mess that you’ve created – you’ve only added fuel to a fire that was already burning greater than you were ever going to be able to handle. Do you know what you’ve actually done to Showdown, Ryan? You fired Sienna Bradford out of spite, you almost murdered Alexis Chambers on live television before FIRING her too before her match for the Unified Tag Team Championships that YOU were involved in! You hand Ronan Malosi opportunities that he never deserved after being the losing factor at King of Elite to become the No. 1 Contender to Justin Windgate’s Interwire Championship, simply because of this alliance with you – and you attempted to end the career of a Hall of Famer in Xavier Williams. In what world did you believe that there wasn’t going to be SEVERE repercussions for your actions, Ryan? You had the opportunity for a lifetime and you’ve done nothing but destroy the hard work that we’ve put into this brand for over a decade.

Ryan Wilson: I certainly haven’t!

HRDO: You don’t get to try to defend yourself here anymore, Ryan. You’ve had more opportunities that we should have allowed you to do the right thing, when the right thing was never going to come. Your “vision” for Showdown isn’t what’s best for the brand. Your “vision” is what was best for you, and you’ve tried to strike down anyone that you know is willing to stand against you. EAW isn’t going to stand for it, Ryan, and now we’re forced to be the ones that have to clean up the mess that you’ve created.

Ryan Wilson: I haven’t created a mess. Just because you can’t see what I’m trying to create, like everyone else barring a select few can’t, doesn’t mean I haven’t been doing the job that I’ve needed to do. Do you think that I really wanted to do the things that I have? Of course I haven’t, but a GREAT General Manager does what he needs to do because it’s what’s best for this brand, whether he likes what he’s doing or he doesn’t. Sienna Bradford may be thriving on Voltage, but she was a detriment to Showdown. Alexis Chambers was in that same boat, and with her dismissal from this brand – it gives Dr. Bethany Blue the opportunity to become everything that she can be! You can say what you want about Ronan being the new contender to the Interwire Championship, but I gave him the same opportunity that I did to Lucas Johnson, Jon Kelton and Bronson Daniels – I can’t be punished for the fact that Ronan stood up when the other three didn’t. And, let’s be honest – getting rid of Xavier Williams is doing you just as big of a favour as it would be for Showdown.

HRDO: That doesn’t give you the right to do what you’ve done!

Ryan Wilson: That gives me more than the right to do what I’ve done! All of the great general managers have done things that everyone didn’t believe their decisions were great, but time proved them wrong!

HRDO: I’ve seen where this road leads, Ryan.

Ryan Wilson: No, you’ve watched others fail where I’m going to succeed.

(HRDO takes a deep sigh as he continues to understand that they’re never going to get on the same page.)

HRDO: I told you that you’re not going to be able to talk your way out of this, Ryan. I’ve allowed this tirade to go on for far longer than I should have and I’m here to do something I should have done weeks ago.

Ryan Wilson: You don’t have to do this!

HRDO: Ryan Wilson… you’re fi-

(“Just Being Me” by NF hits before HRDO can finish what he came to Showdown to do. Xavier Williams slowly walks through the curtain to a THUNDEROUS eruption and onto the stage, his eyes locked completely on Ryan Wilson who backs away behind HRDO. Xavier has a microphone in hand as “Just Being Me” fades out.)

Xavier Williams: He’s right, HRDO. You don’t have to do this.

Ryan Wilson: You don’t have to be out here, Xavier. This has nothing to do with you.

Xavier Williams: It has everything to do with me, Ryan. You see, both HRDO and I have spent the week constantly talking about Showdown and the future of this brand. I was sitting backstage and I was going to continue to let him rid you of your power, but in some sadistic way – you were right about something. There’s been a lot of people that have found themselves in power that have done things that a lot of people haven’t agreed with at the time and it has ended up being the best thing possible. I agreed throughout the week with HRDO that I wasn’t going to come to Showdown this week with the intention of absolutely maiming you in order to ensure that I would be allowed access to the arena, no matter how many security guards you put around the arena to ensure that I can’t. So, you can take a step forward and stop hiding.

(A smile crosses the face of Ryan Wilson as he confidently leans back against the ropes.)

Xavier Williams: You can fire him, HRDO, but in the grand scheme of things – is Ryan still going to learn his lesson? He’s a man that has constantly spoken about wanting to do what he believes is the best thing for the brand – so, instead of taking his position away – give him the opportunity to fight for the opportunity to keep his vision rolling. I want to take his head off and he wants to keep his job. It kind of sounds like it’s the perfect opportunity to give us the chance to do both, don’t you think?

HRDO: Or, I can just end this all now.

Xavier Williams: You could, but what’s the fun in that? Aren’t these the moments that bring the best out of all parties involved?

HRDO: So you’re saying Xavier Williams against Ryan Wilson with his job as General Manager on the line.

Xavier Williams: Now we’re getting on the same page here!

Ryan Wilson: Woah, woah, woah! That isn’t fair! What are you going to put on the line?

Xavier Williams: I’ll put my career on the line, Ryan.

(Ryan goes wide-eyed as Xavier keeps his eyes locked down on the ring.)

Xavier Williams: I’ll give you the opportunity to do what you set out to do months ago. In one night you get the fight for your job and you get to fight to end my career, because let’s be honest – if I don’t win I’m not going to have a career here anymore. So, I’m willing to put absolutely everything on the line, just like you will.

(HRDO takes a look at both Ryan Wilson and Xavier Williams.)

HRDO: I’m going to regret this, but you have your match. It will be at Under Siege; Ryan’s position as Showdown General Manager against Xavier Williams’ career. Don’t let me down.

(Ryan chucks a fit in the ring as Xavier stands on the stage with that once signature smirk on his face as “Monster” picks back up and HRDO shakes his head. The camera fades slowly fades to black.)

(A commercial with Dr. Bethany Blue and Deshaun Watson airs in with them sitting by one another mad about their trade requests continuously being denied.)

Strawberry Steve beats Strawberry Steve for the BBB Bhampionship – TBP ASAP SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE!

Antoine Iacob: Revolutionary, innovator, genius, game-changer, these adjectives and so many more are all apt qualificatives to describe the man that is addressing you here tonight. My name is Antoine Iacob, and I am here to change the world.

Antoine Iacob: I have a body that is the desire of the ladies and the envy of men trying to have the same body as me. I workout as much as I spend hours in a meeting room. Working out has always been a hobby of mine, I take some level of pride in how I have built myself to be a force to be reckoned with not only when it comes to negotiating deals but when it comes to shredding it in the gym. I have worked with the elite, world-class professional trainers, some former wrestlers, nutritionists, coaches and other elements in order to be not only ring ready for my EAW debut which happened last week but show that I was ready at a higher level than most rookies could only dream of on their first match. That loss against mister Ranger and Bashar? Forgotten, a minor setback as I am awaiting for the next match in order to give you people your first real glimpse into my greatness and what I will bring to the ring and to this organisation as a whole.

Antoine Iacob: Furthermore, a body like mine is like a high end sports vehicle. You do not drive a Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita in the streets of New Jersey, no, you take it to a race track where it truly can express itself. You do not drive a 4.8 million dollar, 4.8liter, dual-supercharged V8 with over 1,004 horsepower piece of vehicular precision and engineering on dirt roads or drive it at slow speeds when such a vehicle is built to be pushed through its limits at high speeds and tight corners. A body built and trained like mine needs to be pushed, challenged, put to the test and what better way to do so than within the roped confines of a wrestling ring? This is the perfect environment to try out this incredible physique of mine and display to the world my flawless efficiency.

Antoine Iacob: I am not here because of the money, money for me has not been an issue for years now. I am set for life 10 times over, so much so that the numbers written on my Elite Answers Wrestling contract is what I give to charities on a yearly basis. Hold on.

(Antoine pulls out a tablet that was set behind his back hooked to his belt and uses a stylus pen to write something on it before showing to the camera what is on the screen. )

Antoine Iacob: You see this? That is a letter of engagement from me to the St-Joseph’s Children’s Hospital to invest 20 million dollars for renovations and the acquisition of high tech equipment over the next three years. They will name a wing after me with this, perhaps I will invest into giving this location a World Class medical center or I will upgrade its computer systems in order to optimize this place and truly just make it cutting but bleeding edge. World1 Theatre is truly impressive in itself but with my intelligence, my innovations, my expertise I can turn this place into a technological marvel the likes none sees before. None seen other than within the halls of Artificial Networks in Action of course. Unlike others who claim to be rich my money is legit, it was earned and it is being invested wisely, placed in strategic locations for maximised profit and quick bonification. That three hundred percent increase of the company from when I took it over three years ago? I can show you the books, all clear, a steady growth as a result of my methods and my sheer entrepreneurial brilliance.

Antoine Iacob: My debut was less than perfect, but I see my career as a program under development. I will work out any kinks, bugs, discrepancies in order to write the perfect code, the perfect match. You will see, I will show you. I have all the tools at my disposal in order to achieve what I have set myself to do. I have the total package, there will be obstacles along the way, but I never was stopped when I set myself a goal to reach. When I want something, I get it and Elite Answers Wrestling is not going to be any different.

(The camera then fades out as Antoine looks dead with his final words into the camera into darkness, before fading elsewhere.)

(The camera opens back up to Kyra Phillips standing by with a microphone in hand, smiling.)

Kyra Phillips: Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome my guest at this time, the returning CAGE!

(Cage steps into the frame with his hands on his waist awaiting the first question she will throw at him.)

Kyra Phillips: First off Cage, welcome back! What made you decide you wanted to make the leap back into the fold here on the blue brand?

Cage: Well, when I left during the summer, I wasn’t in a good place mentally, and I feel like I was just dragging myself here. I was here physically, but not in spirit if you know what I’m saying. Nobody deserves to see me wrestle or tear the house down if I’m not at my best. I never even thought about ever coming back, but I saw Showdown has been suffering. I saw how they have been starved for some star power, and I’ve been emotionally ready for quite some time now and I saw I could be the boost that Showdown was desperately needing and me being on the roster gets others to step their game up and earn their keep. I didn’t have to come back, but the way I left always left a sour taste in my mouth, and I didn’t want to end my career the way I left, so I’m back doing shit on MY terms, and Bethany is going to be one of my first victims on my road to redemption, at Under Siege. And yeah, Ryan Wilson said I didn’t have to show up until Under Siege if I wanted to, but nah fuck that, I’m all about that competition and I want the smoke with the entire roster. I want Bethany to see up and close just the fight she’s about to get into. I told Ryan I wouldn’t touch her in the building up to our match, which was hard because if you know me you know I always like to fire the first shot or let my opponent know who the fuck they’re stepping into the ring with. Bethany has seen me on my worse days earlier this season which she likes to brag about in her videos this past week. But she’s in for a huge reality check when I beat that ass at Under Siege and continue her freefall while I show everybody that I’m back and better than ever.

Kyra Phillips: What are your goals now that you’re back?

(Cage gives Kyra a look as if he’s confused by the question.)

Cage: My goals? First, beat Lucas ass tonight and show he can’t hold a candle to me inside that ring despite what happened last summer in my last match, wreck anyone else in my path on the way to Under Siege, and take down that overrated ass doctor who’s name somehow stays relevant despite losing her championship over a year ago that she lucked into in the first place. Maybe once I’m done with her, she’ll realize she’s overstayed her welcome and go do that shit full time elsewhere. But hey, after Under Siege, build the brand name of Cage back to where it once was. Let me remind everybody here that I was the face of this brand two seasons ago holding the EAW Championship for many months. I have a long history with this brand, and like I said earlier, I’m doing things on my terms and I plan to have another run at the top while I’m here whether it be this season or wherever I go next season. My last run in this company when I was putting in match of the year candidates night in and night out over on Dynasty, very few people in this company could touch me, and I’m telling all you right now, I’m just as good if not better than I was. People poke fun at me because of my age, but people only use that because it’s the only argument they can come up with because they know they can’t touch me inside that ring when I actually give a shit. I’m one of the most decorated wrestlers in this history of this industry, and I’m not satisfied yet. I want more, and that’s exactly what I’m going to get, and it starts with taking Bethany’s ass out at Under Siege. And I want the entire roster to stay on red alert from now until Under Siege is over, because Cage is back and he wants blood, and nothing is going to stand in his way from reaching the pinnacle once more.

(Cage walks away from the interview set as scene fades to black before cutting elsewhere.)

(The scene opens backstage inside GM Ryan Wilson’s office. He is on the phone with somebody going crazy about how Xavier wormed his way into this match between them at Under Siege.)

Ryan Wilson: This is ridiculous! I had HRDO right where I wanted him–NO!! HE WAS NOT GOING TO FIRE ME!

(Ryan kicks his feet up on his desk.)

Ryan Wilson: How could he fire me looking at a few negative points? My good for this brand has far outweighed the few questionable decisions I’ve made. I am looking out for Dr. Bethany Blue and am pulling out all the stops she reaches her full potential like how we saw flashes of last season when she was on Voltage. I brought back Cage, and you just saw what he had to say moments ago, he’s HUNGRY! That’s only good for the brand, and yes, I did give Ronan a shot, but I didn’t hand him anything! He had to EARN that contendership spot and he did outlasting three other talented competitors who wanted it just as much as he did,

???: Ryan, can I have a word.

(Ryan hangs up the phone as he welcomes in the guest.)

(Lucas Johnson steps into the frame.)

Ryan WIlson: Yes, Lucas, what can I do for you?

Lucas Johnson: Well, I just wanted to talk to you about perhaps still getting that Interwire title shot. You saw just how badly I wanted it last week, and luck just wasn’t on my side.

Ryan Wilson: Why would I do that? Ronan Malosi won that match fair and square. That’s the thing with fatal four ways, you never know what’s going to happen, so I don’t think that is going to happen with em gifting you a shot. I’m already on thin ice with HRDO for making good business choices. But, I do like you coming in here and wanting your shot.

Lucas Johnson: You said you saw potential in me when I ended SKA’s career and took his spot in the chamber, and I’ve done nothing but step up since then. I’ve shown just how much I want to rise up that ladder to success. All I need is just one shot, please, Ryan, give me one chance at the Interwire Championship.

(Ryan puts his finger to his chin thinking on it.)

Ryan Wilson: Well–

???: Nah!

(Kid Ohio steps into the frame next.)

Kid Ohio: I had Justin’s number going into King Of Elite. He got the best of me one night, but he can’t do it twice. You and everybody else knows he can’t lace my boots on his best day. If there is anybody who deserves a second chance at the Interwire Championship, you’re looking at him. I’m kinda insulted you didn’t have me part of that contender’s match last week. At least I’m fresh and new….you KNOW this guy right next to me is going to blow it like he always does.

Lucas Johnson: Wanna put that to the test right now? I’ll lay your ass out right here!

(Ryan gets in between both of them.)

Ryan Wilson: Look, the Interwire title match is already set, but you both have made some compelling points. I can’t give you guys a title shot for free, but I can have you earn it. At Under Siege, there’s going to be a contendership match, and you two are the first two participants that will be apart of it!

(Lucas and Kid exchange nods.)

Ryan Wilson: Prove to me how much you guys want it. I’m giving you guys botha second chance to do that. More details about the match and the participants will be known further down the line. Now if you will excuse me.

(Ryan Wilson leaves his office as Kid Ohio and Lucas Johnson exchange looks at one another as the camera fades to black.)

(Commercial featuring Candice Blair on the streets of Jersey protesting for $15 minimum wage. She’ll literally protest for anything it seems. :wow)

(The camera opens to see Gina Romano smiling in the center of the ring ready to announce the competitors for the next match.)

(“Young and Bitter” by Hot Tag Media blasts through the speakers to an uproar of boos. Lucas Johnson jerks the curtain and strolls onto the stage with confidence. He smirks and ignores the crowd’s presence while he strides down the aisle and into the ring. )

Gina Romano: INTRODUCING FIRST! From Long Island, New York, weighing in at 210 pounds.. THE BLUEPRINT… LUUUCASSS JOHNSSONN!N!

Eve: In the past few years, Lucas Johnson has received stump after stump. He hasn’t been able to achieve much success compared to others, but lately, it has been looking onwards and upwards for him. Lucas Johnson had an incredible performance with Jon Kelton weeks ago at Under Siege, and I won’t be surprised if I see him holding championship gold by the end of this year. Lucas Johnson has been on top of his game more than usual lately and tonight, he has the opportunity to maintain it by spoiling Cage’s return to the Showdown ring.

(As Lucas Johnson shadowboxes and prepares himself in the corner of the ring, “Smells Like Teen Spirit” by Nirvana echoes throughout the World 1 Theatre. His theme song is accompanied with a huge ovation of cheers as Cage steps out to the stage. With his first time back in the ring in months, the audience welcomes his presence. Lucas Johnson, however, looks at him with disdain.)

Gina Romano: AND HIS OPPONENT! From Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, weighing in at 230 pounds… HE IS THE EDGECRUSHER… CAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGE!!

Deadprez: Cage is back in the Elite Answers Wrestling squared circle and you better know, that the EAW Answers World Champion is in peril with him being around. Cage is one of the most extreme, bad-to-the-bone, S.O.Bs that this place will ever see in its course of history and he’s back tonight. However, he goes toe-to-toe with that individual Lucas Johnson. Lucas Johnson has been on fire lately and scoring a victory over Cage will surely give him the rub he needs. However, we all know that Cage has no intentions on having his return match spoiled.

( DING! DING! DING! )

Deadprez: This match is underway as Cage and Lucas Johnson stand on either side of the ring. Lucas Johnson has massive intentions on spoiling Cage’s return to the Saturday night soil and as of this very moment, he has the opportunity to do so. Both competitors rendezvous in the center of the ring before they engage in the usual collar-and-elbow tie-up. Cage muscles him into the corner and adheres to the referee’s five-count. He gradually lets go of Johnston and pats his chest with both hands before backing away. Lucas Johnson seems a tad disrespected as he comes out of the corner. They circle the perimeter of the canvas before engaging in another collar-and-elbow tie-up. This time Lucas Johnson uses his power to get Cage into the corner turnbuckles. The referee is able to separate them, but Lucas Johnson momentarily resists! AND HE LANDS A NASTY SLAP ACROSS THE CHEEKS OF THE EDGECRUSHER!

Eve: That might not have been a good idea on the end of Lucas Johnson as CAGE COMES STORMING OUT OF THE CORNER AND UNLOADS RAPID-FIRE STRIKES ONTO HIM!! One of the rules of thumb is to never disrespect someone like Cage and Johnson is finding out the consequences to his actions! Cage with punches and jabs to the torso in the corner before he pulls him in by the wrist! AND SINKS HIS KNEE INTO THE MIDSECTION OF JOHNSON!!! Lucas Johnson trembles onto both knees as Cage now turns him around and hooks him from behind. Cage hoists him up for the back suplex! Lucas Johnson is able to flip over his shoulders and onto his feet. Cage notices and swings for a clothesline. Johnson kicks the midsection and snatches the head! FOR A SNAP DDT!

Gavin Kirkland: NO!! Cage manages to get out of it and travels around the waist! HE ATTEMPTS FOR A GERMAN SUPLEX! Johnson nails him in the side of the head with a back elbow and sprints towards the ropes! He rebounds off! CAGE CHARGES RIGHT PAST HIM!! JOHNSON TURNS AROUND TO THE SIGHT OF CAGE REBOUNDING OFF THE ROPES!! AND CAGE STEAMROLLS RIGHT THROUGH THE FORMER EAW NEW BREED CHAMPION WITH A LARIAT!! WHAT AN EXPLOSIVE LARIAT AS CAGE DROPS DOWN FOR THE FIRST PINFALL OF THIS MATCH!! SHOULDERS ARE DOWN!!

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Deadprez: KICK-OUT!! Cage is back on the offence as he brings Lucas Johnson up to his feet. He forces him into the corner before grabbing him by the wrist! HE IRISH WHIPS HIM INTO THE CORNER!! Johnson goes blasting against the turnbuckles and walks right into the clutches of Judas! CAGE HOISTS HIM UP INTO THE AIR AND SENDS HIM FLYING WITH A BACK BODY DROP!!! JOHNSON GOES CRASH LANDING INTO THE CANVAS! Cage pulls him up to his feet and hooks him up for the suplex! He has him suspended into the skies! AND HE SLAMS HIM DOWN WITH A VERTICAL SUPLEX! Cage surprisingly doesn’t go for the cover as he now gets him up against the corner! HE IRISH WHIPS HIM INTO THE OPPOSITE SIDE OF THE RING ONCE AGAIN!

Eve: Lucas Johnson is able to slide safely into the corner of the ring! Cage realizes and charges into him! JOHNSON NAILS HIM IN THE MIDSECTION WITH A SPINNING HEEL KICK!! That drives the wind out of his chest as Cage is down onto one knee! Johnson pulls him up and starts peppering away! Jabs to the torso! Roundhouse kick to the left thigh! He sweeps the legs and ENDS THE COMBINATION STRIKES WITH A JUMPING KNEE STRIKE ACROSS THE CHEST OF CAGE!! WHAT A KNEE DROP AS JOHNSON DOESN’T GO FOR THE COVER! Both men need to inflict most damage in order to win! Johnson starts ascending the turnbuckles. He has a high-risk maneuver in mind here as Cage winds up to his feet! JOHNSON IS PERCHED!

Gavin Kirkland: Cage sees him and tries to take out the foundation beneath him. Johnson soars over his shoulders and rolls into the other side of the ring. Johnson rebounds off the ropes and drives his foot into the musher! Brutal shoot yakuza kick courtesy of the man with the ham as he now looks to run into the ropes.. BUT LOOK!!! CAGE CHASES HIM AND SLIDES BENEATH THE BOTTOM ROPES!! HE SNATCHES HIS FEET IN THE PROCESS AND PULLS HIM OUT OF THE RING!! WHAT THE?!?! AND HE SLAMS HIM AGAINST THE EDGE OF THE APRON WITH A WHEELBARORW SUPLEX!! LUCAS JOHNSON GOES NECK FIRST ONTO THE HARDEST PART OF THE RING AND THAT HAS TO BE IT!! MY GOD!! Cage quickly throws him into the ring and steps onto the apron. He climbs onto the turnbuckles while Johnson is laid out in the center of the ring! CAGE JUMPS OFF FOR THE ELBOW DROP!

Deadprez: WHAT!?!? CAGE LANDS RIGHT INTO THE CLUTCHES OF JOHNSON’S ARM TRIANGLE!! ARM TRIANGLE HOLD CINCHED IN!! IMAGINE IF LUCAS JOHNSON SPOILS THE EDGECRUSHER’S RETURN WITH A SUBMISSION FINISH!! THAT WOULD DO SO WELL FOR LUCAS JOHNSON FUTURE HERE ON SHOWDOWN!!! THE ARM TRIANGLE HOLD IS LOCKED IN TIGHT AND CAGE HAS NOWHERE TO GO BUT UP!!! Cage starts to hoist Lucas Johnson up! The power of Cage can not be undermined! Johnson is trying his best to weaken Cage and bring him back down to the ground! BUT IT IS TO NO AVAIL AS CAGE CONTINUES TO HOIST JOHNSON UP INTO A POWERBOMB POSITION!!! OH NO!! LUCAS JOHNSON HAS GOTTEN THE HOLD RELEASED!! CAGE LIFTS HIM UP!! AND SLAMS HIM DOWN ONTO BOTH KNEES! THE POWERBOMB LUNGBLOWER!! OH MY GOD!! THAT HAS TO BE IT!!

ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!
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Eve: LUCAS JOHNSON POPS HIS SHOULDER UP AT TWO! Cage keeps putting gas on the pedal as he pulls Lucas Johnson up to his feet. He grabs his wrist from behind and spins him around! THIS IS IT!! HE HITS THE MURDER, DEATH, KILL!! NO!!! LUCAS JOHNSON MANAGES TO GRAB HIS ARM AND HOOK THE OTHER ONE!! AND HITS THE FULL-NELSON FACEBREAKER!! THE FULL NELSON FACEBREAKER CONNECTS AS JOHNSON ROLLS HIM OVER FOR THE COVER!! HE HAS THE LATERAL PRESS!! CAGE’S RETURN IS SPOILED!! IT’S SPOILED!! SHOULDERS ARE DOWN!

ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!
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Gavin Kirkland: CAGE POWERS OUT AT TWO!! Lucas Johnson can’t believe it as he now steps through the ropes. He makes his way across the apron and starts to climb the turnbuckles! Johnson going for another high risk maneuver once again as the last time failed on his end! LOOK!! CAGE EMERGES TO HIS FEET AND JUMPS ONTO THE TOP TURNBUCKLE WITH JOHNSON! BOTH INDIVIDUALS AT A PRECARIOUS POSITION AS JOHNSON TRIES TO FIGHT HIM OFF!! JOHNSON IS TRYING TO USE HIS HEIGHT DIFFERENTIAL ON THE TOP TURNBUCKLE, BUT IT DOESN’T WORK!! CAGE HOOKS THE ARM AND THEY BOTH GO OFF!!! FOR A SUPERPLEX!! CAGE ROLLS THROUGH FOR POSSIBLY THE BRAINBUSTER!! BUT JOHNSON WITH AN INSIDE CRADLE!! INSIDE CRADLE!!

ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!
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THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!

Eve: NO!!! CAGE GETS OUT OF THAT PREDICAMENT AT THE LAST POSSIBLE SECOND!! BOTH INDIVIDUALS GET UP TO THEIR FEET!!! JOHNSON LANDS A YAKUZA KICK ACROSS THE HEAD!! BUT IT DOESN’T FAZE THE EDGECRUSHER!! JOHNSON GOES FOR ANOTHER YAKUZA KICK!! BUT CAGE GRABS HIS BEARD HALF-WAY THROUGH!!! JOHNSON IS FROZEN AS CAGE NOW BEGINS TO SLAP THE LIVING SHIT OUT OF HIM!! SLAP AFTER SLAP!! HE IS JUST POUNDING HIS CHEEKS (PAUSE) AS HE NOW LETS GO AND SPINS AROUND!! FOR THE DISCUS LARIAT!!! BUT JOHNSON KICKS HIS ARM AWAY!! CAGE GRABS HIS ARM IN PAIN AS JOHNSON NOW KICKS HIM IN THE BACK OF THE HEAD WITH ANOTHER YAKUZA KICK!! YAKUZA KICK AFTER YAKUZA KICK NOW AS HE TURNS CAGE AROUND!! CAGE WITH A HEADBUTT! JOHNSON WITH A DISCUS FOREARM!! CAGE NOW REBOUNDS INTO THE SECOND ROPE! AND OFF INTO JOHNSON!! BUT JOHNSON RUNS PAST HIM AND COMES OFF! AND KICKS CAGE’S HEAD OFF WITH THE CLAYMORE KICK!! CLAYMORE KICK CONNECTS!! JOHNSON GOES OVER FOR THE COVER!

ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!
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THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!

Deadprez: CAGE IS STILL IN THIS!! LUCAS JOHNSON CAN’T BELIEVE IT! LUCAS JOHNSON IS IN THE CORNER, READY TO POP OFF AS CAGE IS GINGERLY GETTING UP TO HIS FEET!! BOTH MEN HAVE EVIDENTLY PUT UP A GOOD FIGHT AGAINST EACH OTHER AS LUCAS JOHNSON IS COUCHED IN CORNER!! CAGE IS UP TO HIS FEET!! LUCAS JOHNSON ADVANCES FOR THE SECOND CLAYMORE KICK!! WAIT!! CAGE CATCHES HIM INTO A POWERBOMB POSITION!! CAGE HAS HIM HOISTED UP AS HE NOW POPS HIM UP INTO THE AIR!! AND HE CATCHES BOTH ARMS!! AND DRILLS HIM DOWN WITH THE DOUBLE UNDERHOOK DDT!! MERCY RULE!! MERCY RULES CONNECTS! HE HOOKS BOTH LEGS AS CAGE HAS WON THIS MATCH!! IT IS ACADEMIC FROM HERE!

ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!
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THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!

Eve: NO!!!!!!!!!!! WHAT!?!? LUCAS JOHNSON IS ABLE TO LIFT UP HIS SHOULDER AT THE LAST SECOND!! CAGE IS IN DISBELIEF!! CAGE PULLS LUCAS JOHNSON UP TO HIS FEET AND SNATCHES THE WRIST!! CAGE IS LOOKING TO END THIS NOW!! CAGE SPINS HIM AROUND FOR THE MURDER, DEATH, AND KILL? What the!?!?! Lucas Johnson drops down! Right as Cage was about to pull him in for the lariat! Johnson with a smile on his face as he just smartly avoided the pull-in clothesline!! Johnson is just sitting there as CAGE JUST STARTS TO STOMP ON HIM!! HE GRABS BOTH ARMS AND JUST STARTS TO RAIN DOWN STOMPS ONTO THE UNPROTECTED FACE OF LUCAS JOHNSON!! CAGE IS OBLITERATING THE MAN!! SOMEONE STOP THIS!!

Gavin Kirkland: CAGE JUMPS UP FOR A FINAL STOMP!! AND HE CONNECTS WITH IT!! CAGE NOW QUICKLY PULLS HIM UP TO HIS FEET AND HOOKS BOTH ARMS!! AND LIFTS HIM UP FOR AN ELEVATED MERCY RULE!! NO!! JOHNSON GETS OUT OF THE DDT!! WHAT THE!?!? HE PULLS HIM BY THE WRIST!! AND TURNS CAGE INSIDE OUT WITH HIS OWN VERSION OF THE MURDER, DEATH, KILL!! AN INSULT TO INJURY BY LUCAS JOHNSON AS HE NOW CLIMBS THE ROPES!! LUCAS JOHNSON IS PERCHED!! AND HE SOARS OFF FOR THE RED ARROW!! THE CORKSCREW SHOOTING STAR PRESS!!

Eve: KNEES UP!! CAGE GETS HIS KNEES UP AS JOHNSON WENT DIVING RIGHT INTO HIS KNEES!! CAGE NOW QUICKLY BRINGS LUCAS JOHNSON UP TO HIS FEET!! HE HOOKS BOTH ARMS AND SMILES BEFORE HE DRIVES HIM DOWN WITH THE MERCY RULE DDT!! THE DOUBLE UNDERHOOK DDT AS CAGE ISN’T GOING FOR THE COVER!?!? CAGE STILL HAS BOTH ARMS HOOKED AS HE SMIRKS AND HOLDS ONTO THEM WHILE HE BRINGS JOHNSON UP TO HIS FEET!! CAGE ALREADY HIT A SECOND MERCY RULE, WHAT DOES HE HAVE IN MIND NOW!!! CAGE HOISTS HIM UP WITH THE DOUBLE UNDERHOOK!! AND HE SPIKES HIM DOWN WITH THE ELEVATED VARIATION!! TWO MERCY RULES IN A ROW!! COUNT TO ONE THOUSAND!!!

ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!
TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!
THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!

( DING! DING! DING! )

( “Smells Like Teen Spirit” by Nirvana plays to a huge pop as Cage lets go of Lucas Johnson leg and gets up to his feet. The referee raises his fist in victory as Cage looks down at Lucas Johnson and begins to check up on him. )

Gina Romano: HERE IS YOUR WINNER… CAGE!!!

Deadprez: The Edgecrusher is back in full swing and better than ever. What an impressive performance against Lucas Johnson tonight, and let the ending of that match be a forewarning to everyone else on the Showdown roster. Underestimate Cage and you will be put down! Lucas Johnson learned first-hand on how powerful and dangerous Cage is tonight. However, Johnson did put up a great fight and nearly put him away to spoil his return, but Cage reigns victorious on tonight’s Showdown edition!

( Cage pushes the referees away as he grabs Lucas Johnson. Johnson doesn’t know who’s picking him up. Cage pulls him out of the ring by the feet and begins to help him up the ramp.)

Gavin Kirkland: :comeagain:

Eve: This is very interesting. Cage is helping Lucas Johnson up the ramp as we speak. We all knew that Cage had some veneration for his opponent tonight, but we didn’t expect this. Cage walks out of the World 1 Theatre with a successful return to the ring, but he also shows great sportsmanship against his opponent tonight!

(The camera cuts to black.)

(Commercial for Subway featuring Xander Payne. I guess this is a step in the right direction cause they need a new Jared.)

(SCREEN BAR – BACKSTAGE)

(We open up with none other than the beautiful and sass Kensington Calhoun-Astor inside her kitchen ready to get on with some Country Cookin’. She is all decked out in a black skirt, red top, heels and apron, her hair up in a ponytail as she looks to be cooking up some culinary delights, it is the first time this award-winning segment has been on Showdown, as she had made it a staple on Voltage before. She looks to be forming something in a bowl with a nice salad and fresh ingredients next to it.)

Kensingten Calhoun-Astor: Looooooorrrrd, will you look at me, honey! I am so excited to bring you Country Cookin’ here on Showdown, y’all have no idea what you have been missing! It is too bad for Voltage, but whatever, it is the Blue Brand’s gain. Now tonight, while I am cooking this culinary delight, I like to surprise my guests with food from where they are from, I want to introduce to you at this time, Bronson Daniels!

(Bronson Daniels is seen walking in and sitting at the counter, he is in his street attire, braids down and doesn’t look at all thrilled to be there.)

Bronson Daniels: Let me guess, you making fried chicken and collard greens, right?

(Kensingten looked surprised that he would even insinuate this. He has no idea of her culinary talent.)

Kensingten Calhoun-Astor: Bronson, sugar plum, we went through this already last week on Showdown. I am a changed woman and besides, I am not that person. Now I will say that I do make one of the best Fried Chickens in the South, my old help Ida May Davis taught me back at the homestead growing up.

Bronson Daniels: You mean Plantation.

Kensingten Calhoun-Astor: No, I mean homestead. Look Bronson, call this a chance for us to talk things out, get to know one another over a nice meal. Today I am cooking a Cocoa Beach, Florida favorite! Crab Cakes and a Strawberry fields salad! How does that sound!?

Bronson Daniels: Let me guess, you going to wash it down with grape soda?

Kensingten Calhoun-Astor: No silly, Ida May was also good at making the best sweet tea available, so here you go, a glass for you, call it a peace offering.

(Kensingten pours a glass of tea and slides it over to Bronson who nods, hesitant to drink it, he smells it first, then sees Kensingten reach out her glass for them to toast, which they do. Bronson and Astor drink, Bronson makes the “not bad” face as she smirks, turning around and forming the crab cakes and searing them.)

Kensingten Calhoun-Astor: I am just so happy that you could join me today and….

Bronson Daniels: Wait… I don’t want to be here, management forced me here alright I wouldn’t be anywhere near you or your cooking otherwise.

Kensingten Calhoun-Astor: No need to be rude, Bronson, I am trying here. You continue insinuating and calling me nasty things, what is a Southern Christian Woman like myself supposed to do? Remember where it got you the last time.

Bronson Daniels: Yeah bitch, you cost me the shot at the Interwire Championship! All I want to do right now is kick the shit out of you for that purse filled with bricks!

(Kensingten starts to laugh a little, flipping the crab cakes.)

Kensingten Calhoun-Astor: You got it all wrong! YOU cost yourself the Interwire Championship match being rude to a lady like me. I am not going to fight you right now, I have to save myself for Voltage tomorrow night against Candice Blair, I would have to plea for my Saudi friends to release Lisa Wren, we don’t want that.

Bronson Daniels: Uh, yes we do! And you are the reason I am not facing Justin Windgate at Under Siege!

Kensingten Calhoun-Astor: Then maybe you shouldn’t have said those horrible things to me. I am a changed woman, I know that my actions in the past spoke for themselves, but you have to believe that people change and honey I have like a caterpillar turning into a beautiful butterfly, time to spread my wings and looks at this, them Crab Cakes smell so good, don’t you agree?

Bronson Daniels: The only thing I smell is your bullshit.

Kensingten Calhoun-Astor: LANGUAGE! Now instead of being so defiant, how about you try my food and then you will see just how good I can cook and learn to appreciate that I went to a lot of trouble to try and get this right! Now shut up and try my culinary cuisine and stop being sour grapes, and afterwards, I made a Key Lime Pie just like in Florida!

Bronson Daniels: Whatever, I am getting tired of this, just give me it before I decide to go against management and kick your whistling dixie ass right here.

(Kensingten rolls her eyes and serves the crab cake and salad on a plate, she makes herself one as well and places the pan next to her.)

Kensingten Calhoun-Astor: Alright, don’t be bashful sugar plum, go on, take a bite and tell me how delicious all those tastes are bouncing up and down in your mouth!

(Bronson sighs, reluctantly taking a bite of the crab cake, chewing it some before spitting it out.)

Bronson Daniels: What the fuck was that!? That’s not crab cakes, that was horrible, are you being serious right now!? You know what, fuck this! Last week you took away my opportunity to become Interwire Champion….

(Kensingten interrupts him….)

Kensingten Calhoun-Astor: Hey! First off you asked for it insulting me that way! Second of all, had you acted like a gentleman none of this would have happened!

Bronson Daniels: I’m done with this shit, I’m kicking your ass, I don’t care what manag….

(Before Bronson can react, Kensingten throws her plate of crab cakes at his face, the plate smashing him as well, she then grabs the hot pan and swings hitting Bronson right on the side of the head as he crumbles to the floor! Kensingten throws the pan down and walks over to Bronson who is slowly stirring holding her head, she squats down pointing at him.)

Kensingten Calhoun-Astor: You sir need to learn how to treat a lady! No dessert for you, Bronson! Maybe next time you want to start throwing out accusations, might want to think about who they are addressed to! Don’t ever MESS with a Southern girl.

(She stands up and fans herself, giggling a little, grabbing a crab cake and taking a bite out of it before spitting it on Bronson. She steps over him as you can hear her laughing as Bronson can barely move with food smothered all over him. The camera then fades to black.))

(A commercial for hair-care featuring Justin Windgate as he shows off the many different uses while Ronan Malosi sobs in the background.)

(The camera pans around the arena to show an excited crowd watching from home before cutting to the ring where Gina Romano is stood to announce the competitors for our next set of action.)

Gina Romano: The following contest is scheduled for…ONE FALL!!

Virtual Crowd: ONE FALL!!

(The crowd road as ‘Raise Up The Lights’ by the Riot Music Team blares and James Ranger makes his way out from the curtain, alongside his wife in Joyanne Ranger as the two talk strategy on their way down to the ring.)

Gina Romano: Introducing first! Hailing from London, England, weighing in at 243 pounds, accompanied to the ring by Joyanne Ranger…”THE BLACK MAMBA”…JAMES RANGER!!

Eve: The fans love themselves some James Ranger, hell, I love seeing James Ranger. Every time he’s out here, he displays nothing but potential in that ring on the daily, him almost becoming Interwire Champion at Road to Redemption helped show just that.

Deadprez: True, but were long removed from Road to Redemption, and James has been running into a lot of hurdles since said event. Working his way to get back to or above that level, but not exactly getting there as of yet.

Eve: Correct, but you know what they say? Hard work pays off, I mean, look at our current Answers World Champion. Jack Ripley wouldn’t be where he is right now without all the hard work he put in, he had setbacks much like James Ranger, but he kept coming back. And if James does that, things will undoubtedly look up for him soon.

Deadprez: I don’t disagree with you. James certainly has the possibility to be soemthing great, especially if he takes down Consuela Rose Ava tonight. Do you know how much a momentum boost that could be?

Eve: Oh, I know. It could certainly put James Ranger back on the map, and possibly position him next in line for a title opportunity. Ya know, once things wrap up between Ronan Malosi and Justin Windgate that is.

Deadprez: Yeah, and we know that Ranger has history with both men. Teamed with Ronan at Territorial Invasion, and got the title sorta stole out from under him by Justin Windgate who inserted himself in the match with the 24/7 Contract. I’m sure James would relish in taking the title off Windgate in retaliation.

(James crouches down into his corner, awaiting the arrival of Consuela as Joyanne continues to whisper strategy into his ear. Meanwhile, “We Appreciate Power” by Grimes is heard as Consuela Rose Ava begins making her way down to the ring, carrying some confidence that we don’t always see accompanying her, along with determination.)

Gina Romano: And his opponent! Hailing out of Frias, Spain, weighing in this morning at 120 pounds…SHE IS “THE PERFECTIONIST”…CONSUELA ROSE AVA!!

Gavin Kirkland: :mjlit:

Deadprez: Last week, Consuela put the roster on notice. She let everyone know that she’s going to bring out nothing but her best every match she’s in, she’s coming for blood, and she’s coming to prove herself ahead of Under Siege because she’s on the hunt for her first Answers World Championship.

Eve: Set the roster on notice? Nah, I think Consuela set the roster ablaze because everyone has to be on notice with the message she issued last week. A determined, a confident Consuela spells out danger for EVERY person she steps in the ring with, and I hope James Ranger realizes that. But to be fair, I don’t really know what’s going through Ranger’s head as of this moment, he hasn’t had much to say as of this week.

Deadprez: I’d have to imagine that James Ranger isn’t taking Consuela any less seriously than before, he’s been in the ring with this woman, he knows what it’s like to battle this woman, he knows that you can’t underestimate her for a second. You see Joyanne whispering the strategy into James’ ear, and that strategy may just come into play tonight if Ranger were to score a victory.

(“We Appreciate Power” fades out as Consuela Rose Ava and James Ranger stare each other down, eye-to-eye from across the ring, as the referee takes notice of the status of both competitors and signals for the bell to ring.)

(DING! DING! DING!)

Eve: The bell has rung, and this one is officially underway! Both competitors closing in on each other in fighting stance before locking up! Consuela Rose Ava is the one to get the advantage with a wrist lock, firm control over that risk, you can see Ranger trying to pry the hands of Consuela off of his wrist, but Consuela is holding her grip tight.

Deadprez: Yeah, but now she’s gonna transition into a headlock, another move in tight by Consuela! James is gonna try to get himself out of this now by pushing Consuela over towards the ropes to possibly bounce her off! But look at Consuela, leaning back against the ropes, keeping a firm stance, making sure that Ranger can’t push her off the ropes. But James instead opts to back Consuela over into the corner while stuck in this headlock. The referee gonna have to intervene, and break Consuela off of Ranger!

Eve: James is free, AND ATTEMPTS AN ELBOW STRIKE ON CONSUELA IN THE CORNER, BUT SHE AVOIDS IT AND SHOVES HIM INTO THE CORNER HERSELF! AND NOW CONSUELA IS ON THE OFFENSIVE WITH SHOTS TO THE BODY OF RANGER, WHO EVENTUALLY IS ABLE TO PUSH HER AWAY, creating some distance between the two!

Deadprez: CONSUELA TRIES TO CHARGE BACK IN AT RANGER IN THE CORNER! BUT RANGER WITH A HUGE BACK ELBOW OUT OF IT THAT STUNS HER! RANGER JUMPS TO THE MIDDLE ROPE! DROPKICK ATTEMPT BY JAMES, BUT CONSUELA SIDESTEPS IT! AND CONSUELA RUNS OFF THE ROPES TO LAND A SNAPPY HURRICANRANA THAT CAUSES RANGER TO RETREAT TO THE OUTSIDE!

Gavin Kirkland: Why can’t she wrap her legs around my face like that? :noah:

Deadprez: Bro, how are you not fired yet?

Eve: James Ranger remains on the outside, possibly having to reassess here after what just went down in the ring, you can see James talking to Joyanne again, so that’s most likely what’s going down here. Consuela seems to have no time for all of that and is beckoning James to get back in the ring! James isn’t one to back down from a challenge and does exactly that!

Deadprez: JAMES IS COMING IN HOT AT CONSUELA ROSE AVA! BUT CONSUELA HAS HIM SCOUTED WITH A SCORPION KICK THAT CONNECTS FLUSH RIGHT BETWEEN THE EYES OF JAMES! JAMES STAGGERS AND SIMULTANEOUSLY BOUNCES OFF THE ROPES TO COME BACK WITH A STIFF EUROPEAN UPPERCUT THAT STUNS CONSUELA THIS TIME!

Eve: CONSUELA ANSWERS JAMES BACK WITH A EUROPEAN UPPERCUT OF HER OWN THAT JACKS HIS JAW! AVA RUNS OFF THE ROPES HERSELF THIS TIME, BUT GETS CLOTHESLINED OVER THE TOP ROPE TO THE OUTSIDE BY A RECOVERED RANGER! JAMES TAKES TO THE TOP ROPE AS CONSUELA STIRS ON THE OUTSIDE! JAMES TAKES FLIGHT!!

Deadprez: BUT CONSUELA CATCHES HIM IN THE POSITION YOU’D USUALLY SEE FOR A URANAGE, OR ANOTHER MOVE CONSUELA IS NONE FOR IN THE SPANISH FLY, A MOVE THAT SHE’S LOOKING TO ATTEMPT HERE- JAMES! JAMES DRIVES THE BACK OF HIS ELBOWS INTO THE SIDE OF CONSUELA’S FACE, FORCING HER TO RELEASE HIM!

Eve: Consuela goes reeling up the ramp a bit after those elbows connected! BUT SHE’S RIGHT BACK ON THE ATTACK, RUNNING TOWARDS JAMES RANGER, WHO POPS HER UP OVERHEAD, AND CONSUELA LANDS ON THE APRON! HUGE BICYCLE KICK BY CONSUELA FROM THE APRON! JAMES GOES TUMBLING ALL THE WAY BACK AND NOW HE’S IN A SIMILAR POSITION TO THE ONE HE WAS AT ROAD TO REDEMPTION!

Deadprez: James’ head is leaned against that ringpost, while he’s attempting to recover! CONSUELA RUNS IN TO HIT THE PENALTY KICK- JAMES MOVES OUT OF THE WAY ONCE AGAIN! BUT THIS TIME CONSUELA HAS IT SCOUTED, STOPPING HER FOOT BEFORE IT HITS THE RINGPOST! BUT FROM BEHIND, RANGER RANGER SWEEPS THE LEG WITH HIS HAND AND CONSUELA GOES DOWN BACK FIRST ON THE APRON BEFORE BEING ROLLED BACK INSIDE THE RING!

Gavin Kirkland: Did you see how her boobs jiggled once she fell? :shaq:

(Eve bonks Gavin with a rolled up magazine before nonchalantly continuing to commentate.)

Eve: JAMES JUMPS TO THE TOP ROPE FROM THE APRON! CONSUELA IS ON WOBBLY LEGS AS SHE MAKES HER WAY BACK TO HER FEET, BUT ITS REVEALED TO BE ALL A PLOY! SHE SUCKERED RANGER IN AS SHE RUSHED HIM WHILE HE WAS POSTED ON THE TOP ROPE!! HUGE FOREARM SMASH FROM CONSUELA!

Deadprez: AVA CLIMBS TO TOP ROPE AND ATTEMPTS TO SPANISH FLY RANGER OFF THE TOP! AND SHE- DOESNT! RANGER GRABBED HOOKED HIS LEG ON THE TURNBUCKLE TO PREVENT HIMSELF FROM GOING DOWN WITH CONSUELA WHO BACKFLIPPED OFF THE TOP! BUT STILL MANAGED TO LAND ON HER FEET!

Eve: RANGER SOARS THROUGH THE SKIES AGAIN, BUT ONCE AGAIN, CAUGHT LIKE HE WAS WHEN HE ATTEMPTED A DIVE TO THE OUTSIDE EARLIER! THE SPANISH FLY OF CONSUELA CONNECTS THIS TIME! AND CONSUELA BACKS HERSELF UP INTO THE CORNER! WAITING FOR JAMES TO GET TO HIS FEET, LOOK AT THE PANIC ON THE FACE OF JOYANNE RANGER, SHE KNOWS WHAT’S COMING NEXT!

Deadprez: LA RODILLA DE LA MUERTE!!! THE RUNNING KNEE CONNECTS, AND CONSUELA IMMEDIATELY SHOOTS INTO THE SUELA LOCK! THE LEBELL LOCK LOCKED IN AND JAMES HAS NO WHERE TO GO AS HE’S ALREADY PRETTY MUCH OUT AFTER THAT KNEE! AND IT’S OVER! JAMES RANGER TAPS!! JAMES RANGER TAPS OUT!!

(DING! DING! DING!)

Gina Romano: HERE IS YOUR WINNER…CONSUELA ROSE AVA!!

(“We Appreciate Power” by Grimes plays once more as Consuela releases her hold on Ranger to get her hand raised in victory by the referee.)

Gavin Kirkland: CONSUELA WON! I AM ROCK HARD WITH EMOTIONS RIGHT NOW!

Eve: I don’t wanna know what you mean by that. But I do know that you’re right when you say that Consuela won! She beat James in what was a very impressive outing for both competitors!

Deadprez: And Consuela shows what we mentioned earlier, a confident, a focused Consuela is a dangerous Consuela.

Eve: She shows more of what she did out there tonight, Consuela will be a champion again in no time, I’ll tell you that.

(The camera fades to black with the final image of Consuela making her way to the back after victory, James Ranger looking mightily disappointed while being consoled by his wife.)

(Commercial advertising Voltage tomorrow night! See the new EAW Champion Terry Chambers defend his title against Minerva in the main event!)

( The camera pans back to the ring where we see Gina Romano in the center with a microphone )

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

World 1 Theatre: ONE FALL!

Gina Romano: AND IT IS A TAG TEAM MATCH!

( ‘ The Only Thing They Fear is You ‘ by Mick Gordon plays as Ryan Wilson walks out from behind guerilla with a huge smile on his face he makes it halfway to the end of the ramp before stopping, as ‘The Only Thing They Fear is You‘ fades out and ‘ Fire Storm A ‘ by Herman’s Langschwert starts playing as Ronan Malosi walks out with his arms spread open and a grin on his face, he meets Ryan Wilson on the ramp as they both enter the ring together where the virtual crowd is shown visibility voicing their dislike )

Gina Romano: INTRODUCING FIRST, AT A COMBINED WEIGHT OF 500 POUNDS! THE TEAM OF RYAN WILSON AND RONAN MALOSI…..CHAAAAAAAAAAAAIIIIIIIIIIINNNNNNEEEDDDDDDDDDDD FUUUUUUUUUURRRRRRRRRRRRYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!

DeadPrez: The Unlikely Duo of Ronan Malosi and Ryan Wilson is something no one saw coming a few short months ago, but these two men have been tearing it up as of recent, with the Unified Tag Team Championship barely escaping their grasp on two occasions, these two are LEGIT, but their opponents tonight are far from pushovers.

Gina Romano: AND THEIR OPPONENT… FIRST FROM BOCA RATON, FLORIDA…..WEIGHING IN AT ONE HUNDRED TWENTY-FIVE POUNDS…
SHE IS…..DOOOOOOOOCCCCCCTTTTTTTOOOOOOORRR BEEEEEEEETTTTTTHHHAAAAAAANNNNNYYYYYY BBBBBBBBBBBBBBLLLLLLLLUUUUUUEEEEE!!!!!!!!

( ‘ Fire Storm A ‘ by Herman’s Langschwert stops playing as ‘Bad Medicine ‘ by Bon Jovi starts playing as Dr. Bethany Blue makes her way to the ring receiving mixed reactions from the virtual crowd )

Eve: Last week Dr. Bethany Blue picked up a tough victory over her soon-to-be tag partner here tonight, so I’m curious if they’ll even be able to work together. But if there’s one thing I know, it’s that Bethany Blue is a professional to the highest degree and if I was Chained Fury, I’d be a little worried!

Gina Romano: AND HER PARTNER….FROM DETROIT MICHIGAN….WEIGHING IN AT TWO HUNDRED TWENTY-FIVE POUNDS… HE IS THE EAW INTERWIRE CHAMPION….THE XTREME CLASSIC….JUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUSSSSSTTTTTTTINNNNNNNNNN WINNNNNNNNNNNDDDDDGAAAAATEEEEEEE!!!!!

(‘ Bad Medicine ‘ by Bon Jovi fades out as ‘ Smoke and Drive ‘ by MGK plays as Justin Windgate walks out from behind the curtain with the EAW Interwire Championship draped over his shoulder as he pauses at the top of the ramp before taking in the view of all the virtual fans cheering and supporting him, as he then makes his descent into the ring staring down Ronan Malosi )

( We see both teams talk strategy before Bethany Blue and Ronan Malosi each enter the ring to start this thing off )

( Ding! Ding! Ding! )

DeadPrez: Ronan Malosi and Bethany Blue, start us off as the much bigger Ronan Malosi charges at Bethany Blue knocking her to the ground with a clothesline before he picks her back up to her feet and grips her by her wrist– Irish whip into the corner—NO RONAN MALOSI DOESN’T RELEASE BETHANY BLUES WRIST INSTEAD HE PULLS HER BACK TO HIM…AND CONNECTS WITH A URANAGE!

Eve: Ronan Malosi showing off some of his creativity here tonight, cause I don’t think we’ve ever seen that from him, as he walks over to the downed Bethany Blue and starts delivering kick after kick into the spine and back of The Good Doctor! Ronan Malosi grabs Bethany Blue, by the hair, and PRACTICALLY STANDS HER TO HER FEET— BEFORE LAUNCHING HER ACROSS THE RING!

Gavin Kirkland: I don’t know I bet Bethany probably likes it rough like that. No harm no foul :wow:

DeadPrez: .. uh.. Anyway.. Ronan Malosi has been in control of this match since the very beginning and if that’s any indication of what we can expect from this match, it’s going to be a very long night for the team of Bethany Blue and Justin Windgate! Speaking of Justin Windgate– look at Ronan Malosi taunting Justin Windgate!

Ronan Malosi(off mic, yelling at Justin Windgate): I’m going to take your title! Enjoy your little reign while you can, has been. You’re looking at the face of EAW!

Justin Windgate(off mic, responding back to Ronan Malosi): No one in EAW wanted you! Go back to working the grill for Arbys kid.

Ronan Malosi(off mic, to Justin Windgate): IT WAS APPLEBE– SMMMMMMMAAAACCKK

Eve: BETHANY BLUE! BETHANY BLUE! BETHANY BLUE MADE IT BACK TO HER FEET AND PROMPTLY SUPERKICKED THE— AND EXCUSE MY FRENCH— ABSOLUTE HELL OUT OF RONAN MALOSI! Bethany might have used up a little too much of her energy right there as she falls back down to the canvas after connecting with that superkick!

Gavin Kirkland: That superkick landed pinpoint accurate on the jaw of Ronan Malosi who is lying flat on his back on the mat stunned! Ronan Malosi just got his CHIN CHECKED! And Dr. Bethany Blue is crawling towards Justin Windgate to make the tag— BUT LOOK RONAN MALOSI IS STIRRING! RONAN MALOSI SEE’S BETHANY INCHING CLOSER AND CLOSER TO JUSTIN WINDGATE AND HE’S TRYING HIS HARDEST TO CUT HER OFF! BUT BETHANY IS RIGHT THERE! BETHANY JUMPS TO MAKE THE TAG TO WINDGATE AND —

DeadPrez: RONAN MALOSI KNOCKS JUSTIN WINDGATE OFF THE APRON, PREVENTING BETHANY BLUE FROM MAKING THE TAG! Ronan Malosi now focuses his attention on Bethany Blue dragging her to the center of the ring! Ronan Malosi bounces off the rope—LEG DROP— NO!! Bethany Blue rolls out of the way and kips up to her feet, as Ronan Malosi sits there writhing in pain! Bethany Blue see’s her opportunity– RUNNING METEORA! CONNECTING WITH THE DOUBLE KNEES TO THE FACE OF RONAN MALOSI PRACTICALLY DENTING IN THE SKULL OF THE NUMBER ONE CONTENDER FOR THE INTERWIRE CHAMPIONSHIP!

Eve: BETHANY BLUE GOES FOR THE COVER!!!!!

ONE!!!!!!
TWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
THR—-

Gavin Kirkland: Ronan Malosi gets the shoulder up! Bethany Blue expected as much as she brings Ronan Malosi back to his feet before sending him into her corner and charging at him delivering a huge missile dropkick square in the chest of Malosi!

DeadPrez: It looks like Justin Windgate has recovered and made his way back to the apron– and now he’s asking for Bethany to tag him in, to which she does!

( TAG )

Eve: And now the Interwire Champion is in the match and he starts unloading on Ronan Malosi, delivering vicious rights and lefts with that leave Ronan Malosi seated in the corner and Justin Windgate notices this as he backs away and charges at Ronan Malosi– RUNNING METEORA— THE DOUBLE KNEES CONNECTING WITH THE FACE OF RONAN MALOSI WHO APPEARS TO BE OUT OF IT!

Gavin Kirkland: JUSTIN WINDGATE GOES FOR THE PIN!!!

ONE!!!!!
TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!
THR—–

DeadPrez: NO RONAN MALOSI GETS THE SHOULDER UP! Ronan Malosi is looking worse for wear here folks. He desperately, desperately, needs to make a tag to his partner! Justin Windgate helps Ronan Malosi up to his feet– SUPERKICK! No, wait… RONAN MALOSI DUCKS UNDER THE SUPERKICK AND SEND JUSTIN WINDGATE OVER INTO HIS CORNER! MALOSI CHARGES AFTER WINDGATE INTO THE CORNER— STINGER SPLASH— NO– JUSTIN WINDGATE MOVES OUT OF THE WAY AND RONAN MALOSI CRASHES INTO THE TURNBUCKLE!

( TAG )

Eve: Ryan Wilson just tagged himself into the match, and I don’t think Justin Windgate even noticed it! Justin Windgate rolls Ronan Malosi up but the referee isn’t counting Windgate’s pin! The referee is trying to explain to Justin that Ronan isn’t the legal man– AND OH RYAN WILSON CREEPS UP BEHIND JUSTIN WINDGATE AND FLOORS HIM WITH A SWIFT LEG KICK TO THE SIDE OF THE HEAD!

Gavin Kirkland: Ryan Wilson doesn’t stop there instead he’s looking to go high risk– as he climbs up the top rope and launches himself off connecting with a BEAUTIFUL DIVING FOOT STOMP– NEARLY PUTTING A HOLE THROUGH THE TORSO OF JUSTIN WINDGATE! Ryan Wilson goes for the pin on the Interwire Champion!

ONE!!!!!
TWOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!

DeadPrez: Justin Windgate kicks out! And Ryan Wilson is looking to go back to the well now– oh no.. I think Ryan Wilson has something else in mind! Ryan Wilson sends Justin Windgate into the corner, and starts ascending the rungs, standing above Justin Windgate– and Justin you do not want to be in that position — as RYAN WILSON STARTS REIGNING DOWN PUNCHES INTO THE CHAMPION! Justin Windgate’s eyes looked glazed over— HE DOES NOT KNOW WHERE HE IS– Ryan Wilson stops his onslaught as Justin Windgate is motionless in the corner — Ryan Wilson steps back and measures the motionless Windgate before charging at the Champion—– DRIVEBY KICK!!! Ryan Wilson nearly just kicked Justin Windgate’s head off!

Eve: This match has been extremely physical, and who could expect anything less when you’re dealing with four of Showdowns best! Ryan Wilson crouches down to get eye level with the nearly unconscious Justin Windgate– before SLAPPING JUSTIN WINDGATE ACROSS THE FACE! It looks like Ryan Wilson is out here to send a message, and that message is going to be heard loud and clear!

Gavin Kirkland: All that slap did was wake Justin Windgate up and piss him off, as the champion barely manages to get to his feet- Ryan Wilson charges Justin Windgate once again– RUNNING SUPERKICK— Wait… this time it’s Justin Windgate who ducks underneath Ryan Wilsons superkick and instead spins Ryan Wilson around and grasps him by the neck–JUSTIN WINDGATE HAS RYAN WILSON SET UP FOR A MODIFIED RUN IT UP!!! IT CONNECTS JUSTIN WINDGATE GOT ALL OF THAT!

DeadPrez: But man Justin Windgate has got to be dog tired! He crawls over to hook the leg of Ryan Wilson!

ONE!!!!!!
TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!
THR—

Eve: PIN IS BROKEN UP BY RONAN MALOSI! Ronan Malosi might have just saved this match for his team BUT HE INVERTENTLY FELL ON THE REFEREE TOO! THAT’S 280 POUNDS FALLING ON THE BACK OF YOUR SKULL! AND WAIT — LOOK– IT’S BETHANY BLUE! BETHANY BLUE CHARGES RONAN MALOSI AND ABSOLUTELY FLOORS HIM WITH CONCUSSION PROTOCOL- THE KICK TO THE BACK OF THE SKULL CONNECTS- AS BETHANY BLUE TAKES RONAN MALOSI OUT OF THE SCENARIO! THIS MATCH IS STILL GOING ON AND WE HAVE NO REFEREE NOW!

Gavin Kirkland: Ryan Wilson is stirring now, and Justin Windgate is struggling to pull himself back up to his feet— BUT SOMEHOW SOMEWAY HE DOES, AND HE CHARGES AT RYAN WILSON GOING FOR AN ENZIGURI…– BUT RYAN WILSON HAD IT SCOUTED AND CATCHES JUSTIN WINDGATE BY HIS FEET AND INSTEAD FLAPJACKS THE INTERWIRE CHAMPION FACE FIRST INTO THE MAT!

DeadPrez: Ryan Wilson goes for the pin! But there’s no one to make the count! And I think Ryan Wilson is realizing this now, as he stands back up— only to come face to face with Dr. Bethany Blue! Who does not look thrilled!

Ryan Wilson: (Off mic to Bethany) Hey Bethany, how you been these days! :mjgrin:

Dr. Bethany Blue: (Off mic to Ryan) Don’t talk to me. Do you not realize what you’ve done?

Ryan Wilson: (Off mic to Bethany) I’M TRYING TO HELP YOU, BETHANY!

( Dr. Bethany Blue shoves Ryan Wilson, to which Ryan Wilson restrains himself, as Bethany continues shoving Ryan Wilson. Finally Ryan Wilson exerts himself and pushes Bethany Blue back as she falls down and rolls out of the ring )

Gavin Kirkland: Wait— IS THAT?!–IT’S XAVIER WILLIAMS! XAVIER WILLIAMS IS ON THE ARPON AND HE TURNS RYAN WILSON AROUND— HOTSHOT—DROPPING THE SHOWDOWN GENERAL MANAGER JAW FIRST ON THE RING ROPE!

DeadPrez: Xavier Williams isn’t done there as he bounces off the top rope knocking Ryan Wilson down with a springboard clothesline! Xavier is calling for Ryan Wilson to get up… Ryan Wilson is struggling to make it back to his feet—- XAVIER DOESN’T CARE AS HE WRAPS HIS ARM AROUND THE NECK OF RYAN WILSON—END OF HEARTACHE !! IT CONNECTS AS XAVIER WILLIAMS EXITS THE RING AND HOPS OVER THE BARRICADE TO MAKE HIS GETAWAY, MEANWHILE RYAN WILSON ROLLS HIMSELF OUT OF THE RING AND UNCEREMONIOUSLY ONTO THE FLOOR– leaving only an unconscious referee and Justin Windgate in the ring!

Eve: We know these two are slated to face each other at Under Siege but the stakes of that match got raised a lot higher earlier, as we found out, Ryan Wilson will be putting his position as Showdown General Manager on the line, while Xavier Williams will be putting his entire career on the line.

DeadPrez: It seems like Xavier came out here to fire the first shot, and man oh man was it heard loud and clear!

Eve: I’m looking forward to that one too ‘Prez. But back to the action.. near the bottom of the entrance ramp, Bethany Blue is making it back to her feet, and wait– what the hell!?!?!?! SOMEONE JUST GRABBED BETHANY BLUE AND SLAMMED HER BACK FIRST INTO THE RING APRON!

Gavin Kirkland: WAIT! HEY, THAT’S CAGE! IT’S CAGE! CAGE IS ABSOLUTELY ASSAULTING THE HELL OUT OF BETHANY BLUE! REPEATEDLY RAMMING HER SPINE FIRST INTO THE RING APRON! BETHANY BLUE IS HELPLESS HERE! EVERYONE IN THIS MATCH IS DOWN, AND BETHANY BLUE IS OUT THERE BEING DEMOLISHED BY THAT FUCKING PSYCHOPATH CAGE!

DeadPrez: Cage waited for his moment, just like Xavier Williams did before him! But what I’m not understanding is why? Cage said he wouldn’t touch Bethany until Under Siege! What the hell has gotten into him!?!?! He made a deal with Ryan! :dahell: Bethany Blue looks like she just got ran over by a damn SUV — and Cage still isn’t done as he grips Bethany’s arms behind her back– MERCY RULE! THE DDT CONNECTS! Bethany Blue is out cold!! And Cage, just like Xavier Williams before him, has made his presence in this match unbeknownst to the referee who is just now starting to stir a little!

Eve: But look who is up!! Ronan Malosi is the only person standing in this match, and I think he notices it now as he slides back into the ring with a huge smile on his face!

Gavin Kirkland: Ronan Malosi picks Justin Windgate up to his feet– Ronan pulls Windgate in— DEATHRO! DEATHRO CONNECTS— WAIT NO— JUSTIN WINDGATE REVERSES AT THE LAST MOMENT AND SUCCESSFULLY LANDS ON HIS FEET, AND RONAN LOOKS BACK IN CONFUSION!

DeadPrez: Ronan turns around — LOW BLOW! Justin Windgate kicks Ronan Malosi below the belt and Ronan Malosi drops down to his knees– as Justin Windgate runs towards the Number One Contender for his championship .. SUPERKICK TO THE SKULL OF RONAN MALOSI, AND RONAN MALOSI MAY BE OUT COLD! But, Justin Windgate isn’t taking any chances as he scales up the turnbuckle perching himself on that top rope!

Eve: Justin Windgate might be looking to end it here tonight, as he LAUNCHES HIMSELF OFF THE TOP ROPE X-FACTOR! X-FACTOR! IT CONNECTS! Justin Windgate goes for the pin!!! But the referee is still trying to get his bearing!! Justin Windgate hooks the leg while shaking the referee!! RONAN MALOSI ISN’T EVEN THE LEGAL MAN IN THIS MATCH! BUT THE REFEREE DOESN’T EVEN KNOW THAT! The referee sees the pin and slowly begins to count!!!

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

TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!

THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!

(DING! DING! DING!)

Gina Romano: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, HERE ARE YOUR WINNERS, THE TEAM OF BETHANY BLUE, AND THE EAW INTERWIRE CHAMPION, JUSTIN WINDGATE!

(‘ Smoke and Drive’ by MGK Plays as Justin Windgate makes it back up to his feet and is handed his Interwire Championship.. He takes a look around the arena and see’s all the human carnage before, stepping out to help up Dr. Bethany Blue. Bethany hugs Justin before she starts crying at the sight of Cage at the top of the entrance ramp )

DeadPrez: I’m actually fairly surprised with how well Justin Windgate and Dr.Bethany Blue worked together this week. Hopefully, this isn’t the last time we see them compete as partners together!

Eve: I agree! There was a lot packed into this match here tonight, and even though the ending will be viewed as controversial, there’s no doubt in anyone’s mind, those four competitors stand near the tip-top of the upper-echelons of Showdown elitists. Congratulations to Bethany Blue and Justin Windgate for an amazing performance.

Gavin Kirkland: Wait a minute, was Ronan Malosi even the legal man? :mjwhat: This is gonna add in to his conspiracies likely.

(Camera shows Bethany and Justin Windgate celebrating one last time before fading to commercial )

(Commercial for hair care products featuring Jake Smith.)

(The scene pans to Showdown Consultant Alissa Brady doing some typing on her laptop. A moment passes before she hears a knock on her door. She stops her typing and shuts the laptop closed before responding.)

Alissa Brady: (to the door) COME IN!

(The door is heard opening as Alissa Brady stands up at the sight of Ronan Malosi. She has a smirk on her face as Ronan walks inside the office with a swagger of confidence. He sits on her desk in a rather seductive way that makes her want to blush, but she knows that Ryan Wilson can walk in at any second and catch them in the act. Instead of playing along, she slaps Ronan on the shoulder.)

Alissa Brady: Ronan, please remove yourself from my desk.

Ronan Malosi: Why? You don’t like the view?

(Alissa Brady smirks and looks down at her shoes in a shy manner before looking up at Ronan Malosi.)

Ronan Malosi: Well?

Alissa Brady: Well, what?

Ronan Malosi: I’m ready for that date now? Do I need to remind you that I won last week?

Alissa Brady: I said that I would think about it. I never guaranteed that I’d go out with you on a date.

(Ronan Malosi rises up from the desk and freaks out.)

Ronan Malosi: I DID WHAT YOU SAID! :noah: COME ON, WHAT ELSE MUST I DO?

Alissa Brady: Last week was a good first step…

(Alissa Brady walks around and stands behind Ronan Malosi rubbing his chest with her hands as Ronan seems to be kinda aroused at the moment.)

Alissa Brady: …but, the real test is if you can beat someone like Justin Windgate and become Interwire Champion…

(Alissa Brady stops rubbing his chest.)

Alissa Brady: …but, I don’t think so.

(Alissa Brady stands in front of Ronan Malosi with her hands folded across her chest.)

Ronan Malosi: :comeagain:

Alissa Brady: You heard me, I don’t think that you’ll be able to defeat Justin at Under Siege.

Ronan Malosi: That’s where you’re wrong, Alissa. Did you see what I did last week? I defeated and OUTSMARTED three other men who would have loved a shot at the Interwire Championship. I defeated THREE potential contenders who would have killed to have a shot at Justin Windgate, but it was ME! It was RONAN MALOSI, who stood tall and walked away with the victory. I proved everyone who ever thought of me of being a joke wrong. I showed everyone who has called me ‘trash’ that I am better than what they dream of being. Despite the conspiracy, Alissa, I found a way to win. That match didn’t matter about the garbage that occurred at King of Elite. It didn’t care that I came SO close to defeating Kassidy Heart and becoming King of Elite. I knew that I had it within me to win the match. There’s going to be a lot of people who will do what they can to take this victory away from me. “Bronson Daniels should have won!” “It was Lucas Johnson’s time to shine!” “Jon Kelton needed this match!” All of these neckbeards are trying to tell me that I don’t deserve this match. :mjlol: Happily, the conspiracy did not win last week, Alissa and I can vow to everyone that it won’t win at King of Elite. Justin can’t deny the fact that I belong in this match. I earned my way in this match, just like I am going to earn that Interwire Championship and beat his ass at the same time.

Alissa Brady: Let’s hope it works out like that.

Ronan Malosi: I am not done here, Alissa. I don’t only promise to defeat Justin Windgate and become Interwire Championship, but I vow to win your love.

(Alissa Brady forms a small smile on her face as she places her hand on the side of Ronan Malosi’s face.)

Alissa Brady: We’ll see about that.

(Alissa Brady turns on her heel and leaves the office. Ronan Malosi smirks as he sits on her desk as he picks up a pink pen with a poof on top of it. He begins to smell it, knowing that her hands were on it. As Alissa takes a few steps out of her office, Interwire Champion, Justin Windgate bumps into her.)

Justin Windgate: Hey, I was just about to meet you in your office. I wanted to talk to you or Ryan about something.

Alissa Brady: I’ll talk with you later, Justin. Gotta deal with this one thing first.

(Alissa Brady continues her walk down the hall as Ronan Malosi makes his way out of the office. His back is against the door with a cocky grin on his face.)

Ronan Malosi: (shouts to Alissa) That Interwire Championship is gonna look good wrapped around me!

(Ronan Malosi sighs and gets himself in almost like a daydream trance.)

Ronan Malosi: And so will you. 😍

???: Um…

(Ronan Malosi breaks out of his trance and realizes that Justin Windgate is standing in front of him with a weirded out look on his face.)

Ronan Malosi: That wasn’t for you.

Justin Windgate: You’ve been known for saying a lot of sus things, so I wouldn’t put it past you.

(Justin Windgate walks away, weirded out again as Ronan Malosi looks completely embarrassed with himself. The scene fades elsewhere.)

(The scene transitions back to the ring where Gina Romano stands ready to announce the next match.)

(‘Just Being Me’ by NF hits, as Xavier Williams steps out onto the stage. The virtual crowd gives a loud reaction to the hall of famer. He looks out towards the arena, and continues to make his way down the entrance ramp and towards the ring.)

Gina Romano: The following contest is set for.. ONE FALL! Introducing first.. From Pensacola, Florida.. Weighing in at 220lbs.. He is the BEST IN THE WORLD!!! XAVIER WILLIAMS!!!

Deadprez: There is so much on the line for Xavier WIlliams at Under Siege as we just found out that his career will be on the line against Ryan Wilson earlier in the night.

Eve: When you think of Xavier’s career, you think of the 2 world titles he has held, the Cash in the Vault that he won back in 2014, his status as a grand slam champion, and so much more.. All of that could become nothing more than history after Under Siege, and I doubt Williams would want that. This match against Raven Roberts should definitely be a great match as preparation heading into his Under Siege Match against Ryan Wilson.

(‘In my Bones’ by the Score hits, as Raven Roberts steps out onto the stage to a loud reaction of cheers. Raven waves her hand out into the air, then begins her walk down to the ring.)

Gina Romano: And his opponent.. From Atlanta, Georgia.. Weighing in at 134lbs.. THE BIRD OF PREY… RAVEN ROBERTS!!

Eve: Since returning, Raven has been incredible. Defeating the current Universal Womens Champion at King of Elite, then taking the Answers World Champion, Jack Ripley to his limit in last week’s main event. Xavier Williams isn’t a reigning champion, but he has the experience of being a world champion on 2 separate occasions. If Raven performs exactly how she has been since her return, then this should be a good one!

(DING! DING! DING!)

Deadprez: There’s the bell! Xavier Williams and Raven Roberts are starting this one off by circling around in the center of the ring! They lock up, and Roberts quickly transitions into a standing side headlock! She drops down to her knee to apply more pressure, but Xavier Williams is quick to wrap his arms around her waist! Williams brings Roberts up to her feet to alleviate the pressure, then shoves her off as Roberts heads towards the ropes!! Roberts hits the ropes.. SUPERKICK BY XAVIER WILLIAMS ON THE RETURN!!

Eve: Not so fast Stew! It looks like Raven managed to grab a hold of those top ropes to prevent herself from springing back towards Xavier Williams! That was well thought out by her too, because that superkick could have knocked her head right off of her shoulders!! Raven smirks out to Xavier Williams, as he spins back around to face her. He brushes his hair back, as both Raven and Xavier walk towards one another in the center of the ring. Forearm shot to the head by Xavier Williams! That shot has Raven staggering back! But Raven quickly responds with a kick to the side of Xavier’s leg!! Williams comes back with a forearm shot across the top of the head!! ROUNDHOUSE KICK BY RAVEN ROBERTS NOW!! NO!! Xavier Williams ducks underneath the leg as Roberts spins around!! END OF HEART ACHE ZIG ZAG FROM BEHIND BY XAVIER WILIAMS CONNECTS AS HE SLINGS ROBERTS’ HEAD STRAIGHT DOWN TO THE CANVAS OF THE RING!!! That one had to hurt!!

Gavin Kirkland: Xavier Williams springs back up to his feet, as Raven Roberts turns onto her stomach, and tries to work up onto her hands and knees. She gets up onto one knee.. KINGS FALL!!! KNEELING SUPERKICK BY XAVIER WILLIAMS!!! NO!!! RAVEN ROBERTS CATCHES THE LEG!! SHE DROPS DOWN AND WRAPS HER LEGS AROUND HIS.. KNEE BAR!! THE KNEE BAR IS LOCKED IN!! Xavier Williams is definitely feeling this, as he begins to panic!! Williams is extending his arms out, trying to reach the ropes, but Raven is wrenching on that knee bar hard!! She isn’t allowing Xavier Williams to think as she continues to pull back on that leg!! He’s freaking out and flailing his arms!!

Deadprez: Wait a second, look! Xavier Williams is starting to take deep breaths now! He isn’t freaking out from the pain as much, and instead he forces himself up to a seated position with his hands. What’s this!?! He’s now scooting himself closer and closer to the side ropes while Raven continues to pull hard on that leg!! You can tell how much pain Xavier Williams is going through now based on his facial expressions, but luckily for him, he’s stopped panicking, and started to inch his way closer to the ropes! He’s almost there!! He’s still scooting, as he drags Raven’s body with him.. And.. HE GRABS THE ROPES!!! Raven instantly unlocks her knee bar, and rolls away, before getting back up to her feet. Meanwhile, Xavier Williams is pulling himself up to his feet with the ropes, but we can definitely see that his right leg is a little weak after going through that knee bar!

Eve: Yeah, that knee bar submission put a lot of pressure on that knee, and since Raven was wrapping her legs around Xavier’s, and squeezing so tight, she managed to cut off some blood circulation in the process. It might take Xavier a couple of minutes before he can fully use his leg again. This is the perfect opportunity for Raven to take advantage! AND THAT’S EXACTLY WHAT SHE DOES AS SHE BLASTS XAVIER WILLIAMS IN THE FACE WITH THE FACELIFT!! THAT SPINNING HEEL KICK DROPS WILLIAMS DOWN TO HIS KNEE!! Roberts now grabs a hold of Xavier, and brings him back up to his feet. She whips him to the far ropes.. He rebounds back.. HIP TOSS BY RAVEN ROBERTS!! Williams lands in a seated position, as Roberts back handsprings.. THEN CONNECTS WITH A PICTURE PERFECT DROPKICK TO THE FACE OF XAVIER WILLIAMS!!! ROBERTS GOES FOR THE PIN!!!

ONNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNEEEEEEE!!!!

TWWWWW-

Gavin Kirkland: And there is the kick out at one and a half by Xavier Williams!! Roberts gets back up to her feet. She looks off to the side and begins to run to the ropes.. LIONSAULT!!! LIONSAULT ONTO XAVIER WILLIAMS!!! NO!!! WILLIAMS GETS HIS KNEES UP AS ROBERTS COMES CRASHING DOWN ONTO THEM!! Raven rolls off of Williams and wraps her arms around her abdomen in pain. She transitions into a seated position, and begins taking deep breaths, as that counter to her lionsault took all of the wind right out of her. Williams is slowly turning over, onto his stomach, then up to his hands and knees. He turns his head and sees Raven Roberts still down in a seated position. He forces himself back up to his feet.. SNAP KICK TO THE SPINE BY XAVIER WILLIAMS!! He just soccer kicked the back of Raven Roberts just now, and she instantly falls back down against the canvas of the ring!! Williams now turns around and runs to the far ropes! He bounces back.. RUNNING SHOOTING STAR PRESS!! IT CONNECTS!! Williams instantly gets back up to his feet as Raven Roberts holds onto her midsection while still being down on the canvas of the ring. Williams then springs up onto the middle rope im the corner.. 540 SENTON!!! IT CONNECTS!!! This is the fast paced offense that Raven Roberts was trying to eliminate earlier with that knee bar, but it looks like Xavier finally has his legs functioning normally again!!

Eve: Williams gets to his feet, and steps his way through the ropes and onto the ring apron. He hangs onto the top ropes, as Raven Roberts is slowly getting herself up to her feet. She stands.. SPRINGBOARD CLOTHESLINE BY XAVIER WILLIAMS!!! NO!!! RAVEN ROBERTS REVERSES IT INTO A CODEBREAKER!! Williams drops to the canvas hard and begins rolling off to the side, where he then rolls himself under the bottom rope, and leans up against the ring. That shot definitely rocked the former 2x World Champion just now. He did not see it coming, and Raven hit that move at the right time!

Deadprez: What I don’t think Raven wanted was for Williams to catch a breather after getting caught in her codebreaker. She could have possibly ended this match right then and there, but the ring awareness from Xavier Williams might have saved him just now. Williams finally backs away from the ring.. He looks up.. AND IT’S RAVEN ROBERTS WITH THE FLIGHT DESTROYER!! SUICIDE CANADIAN DESTROYER ONTO XAVIER WILLIAMS!!! SHE JUST SNAPPED HIS HEAD STRAIGHT INTO THE THINLY PADDED RINGSIDE FLOOR AND THIS CROWD IS GOING WILD!!! Williams may have played it smart with his ring awareness by getting away from Roberts when he could, but Roberts wasn’t allowing him to get away that easily! She now rises up to her feet, as she brings Williams up to his. He’s dazed. He’s confused. But Roberts is showing no mercy as she gets low and lifts Williams up!! HUNTRESS BOMB!!! SITOUT SPINEBUSTER BY RAVEN ROBERTS!!! The amount of pain Williams is going through in this match is incredible. Roberts has shown so much wrestling talent in this ring, and has managed to keep Williams grounded for the most part. Going into a match against the former 2x World Champion, grounding him is something that you need to do if you intend on winning, and Roberts has done an excellent job so far. The referee has just now gotten up to the count of 7, as Raven stands back up to her feet, grabs Xavier Williams, and slides him into the ring. Roberts now follows after as she slides in as well and goes for the pin!!

ONNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!

TWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!

THHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHRRRRRRRR-

Gavin Kirkland: And there’s the kick out by Xavier Williams!! That was close, but Roberts wasn’t able to finish the job right there. Raven manages to get back up to her feet, as she reaches down to grab Xavier Williams. She brings him up to his feet as well, as she wraps her arms around his shoulder.. What’s this!?! T-BONE SUPLEX BY RAVEN ROBERTS!!! NO!!! IT’S REVERSED BY XAVIER WILLIAMS AS HE HITS THE STUNDOG MILLIONAIRE!!! CORKSCREW FALLING STUNNER!!! Raven’s head snaps back, as she is stunned!! The former Universal Women’s Champion drops down to her knee since she can’t maintain her balance.. She tries to stand back up.. DIVINITY!! 720 KICK TO THE BACK OF THE HEAD BY XAVIER WILLIAMS CONNECTS AS RAVEN ROBERTS DROPS FACE FIRST DOWN ONTO THE CANVAS OF THE RING!!! Williams is back in control of this match!

Eve: Williams grabs Raven from off of the ground, and brings her up to her feet. He irish whips her as she runs to the far ropes! Roberts bounces back.. BIG BOOT TO THE FACE BY XAVIER WILLIAMS STUNS ROBERTS ONCE AGAIN!! She’s barely able to stand, as Xavier follows it up with a back elbow to the spine!! Roberts clutches at her back in pain, then faces Williams.. DROPKICK BY WILLIAMS!! WHAT A MOVE BY XAVIER WILLIAMS AS THAT DROPKICK SHOVES RAVEN ROBERTS INTO A SEATED POSITION IN THE CORNER!!! Williams isn’t slowing down though as he charges in.. RUNNING SHOTGUN DROPKICK INTO THE CHEST OF RAVEN ROBERTS, AS SHE GETS DRILLED BACK INTO THE CORNER TURNBUCKLES!!! Roberts falls off to her side, and Williams quickly grabs her by the leg and arm, as he drags her towards the center of the ring. Williams then climbs up to the top rope. Oh no.. What is he doing? What is he thinking!! He’s looking down at Raven Roberts, then leaps into the air.. SHOOTING STAR PRESS!! IT CONNECTS!!! Williams clutches at his stomach in pain after experiencing the impact of that advanced aerial move, but still manages to work up to his feet. The 2x World Champion now walks his way over to the opposite corner, and begins to scale himself up to the top rope!! He’s thinking high risk again!?!? 450 SPLASH!!!! HE CONNECTS WITH IT AND FLATTENS RAVEN ROBERTS IN BETWEEN HIM AND THE CANVAS OF THE RING!! He hooks the legs of Raven Roberts, and goes for the pin!!!!

ONNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEE!!!!

TWWWWWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

THRRRRRRRRREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE-

Deadprez: ROBERTS GETS HER SHOULDER UP AT THE LAST POSSIBLE MOMENT!! Xavier looks upset after that close three count. He did two very damaging moves to the body of Raven Roberts, and still wasn’t able to put her away. Roberts has always been a tough competitor, and this match between her and Xavier Williams is showing exactly why that is. She is a fighting Elitist that wants to reclaim her spot at the top. The only way she can manage to do that is by defeating Xavier Williams tonight no matter how much he ends up putting her through..

Eve: At the same time Deadprez, she’s managed to take a lot out of Xavier Williams as well. Look at how heavily he is breathing. Williams knows that Ryan Wilson is watching this match like a hawk, and so he’s bringing a great fight to the ring, but unfortunately for him, that fight has to be against Raven Roberts who is fighting for her own goals and is making it that much harder for him. Williams slowly gets up to his feet, as Roberts slowly follows right after. Williams reaches and grabs Roberts by the arms.. RIPCORD HOOK KICK BY WILLIAMS!! NO!! ROBERTS DUCKS UNDERNEATH THE LEG, THEN COUNTERS WITH A ROUNDHOUSE KICK!!! NO!!! XAVIER WILLIAMS MANAGES TO DUCK UNDERNEATH THAT KICK BY RAVEN ROBERTS!! Raven spins back around to face Williams.. AND HE TAKES HER DOWN WITH A DISCUSS CLOTHESLINE!!! Raven hits the canvas hard, then pops back up to her feet with the help of momentum. Williams grabs a hold of Roberts, then flips her upside down before hooking her legs up around the top rope in the corner!! He then releases Roberts, as she hangs upside down!! Williams now exits the ring through the ropes, and gets himself up on the ring apron. He makes his way over to Raven’s turnbuckle, and begins to climb up onto the top rope. Oh no.. This can’t be good for the Bird of Prey!! Williams looks directly into Raven’s eyes, as she desperately sits up, and tries to unhook her legs from that top turnbuckle.. TREE OF WOE DOUBLE FOOTSTOMP BY XAVIER WILLIAMS!!! SHE DIDN’T FREE HERSELF IN TIME, AS WILLIAMS JUST DROPPED RIGHT INTO HER CHEST!! Williams looks intense as he gets to his feet and turns his head to see Raven Roberts still hanging upside down in the corner. I don’t think he’s done guys. Williams turns around and faces Roberts.. He charges in.. HESITATION DROPKICK TO THE FACE OF RAVEN ROBERTS!!!

Deadprez: NO!! RAVEN ROBERTS USES WHATEVER STRENGTH SHE CAN MUSTER UP AS SHE PERFORMS A SITUP IN ORDER TO EVADE THAT DROPKICK!! Meanwhile, it’s Xavier Williams who bashes his boot up against the middle turnbuckle!! Williams drops to the canvas and grabs at his leg in pain. Williams is down while Roberts is sitting up in the corner trying to free her legs. She manages to get one leg free, then begins to work on the other, as Xavier Williams begins to work up to his feet. He’s finally standing as he looks up and sees Raven Roberts standing on the top rope now after she finally frees herself.. What’s this!?! SHOOTING STAR KNEE DROP DOWN ONTO THE BACK OF XAVIER WILLIAMS HEAD!!! BOTH ELITISTS ARE DOWN!!!

Gavin Kirkland: What a match this has been. Both Elitists are down next to each other in the center of the ring. They have both managed to wear the other person down, and now the referee begins to count. They’re breathing heavily, trying get some air, as the referee reaches the count of four!! Williams turns to his side then grabs one of the side ropes to help him up to his knees. At the other end of the ring, it’s Raven Roberts who is doing the same thing, but she’s working up faster than Xavier!! The referee’s count is now up to eight, and neither Elitist is up to their feet!! Raven gives a strong pull on the ropes, and finally stands!! She beats the count!! We are at a count of nine now, and.. WILLIAMS BEATS THE COUNT TOO!! WAIT WHAT’S GOING ON!?!?

Eve: IT’S RYAN WILSON!! RYAN WILSON JUST RAN DOWN THE ENTRANCE RAMP AND HOPPED ONTO THE RING APRON BEHIND RAVEN ROBERTS!!! FOREARM SMASH TO THE BACK OF HER HEAD!!! RAVEN DROPS DOWN AND THE REFEREE IS CALLING FOR THE BELL!!!!

(DING! DING! DING!)

Deadprez: Ryan Wilson just cost Xavier Williams this match, and now he is staring right at the tired Williams! Xavier drops down to his knee from exhaustion from this match against Raven Roberts, but that allows Ryan Wilson to charge in!! SNAP DDT BY RYAN WILSON CONNECTS!!! Ryan’s job is on the line once more at Under Siege, and he’s making sure Xavier Williams understands that he will make his life a living hell up until that match!! Wilson now pelts Williams with numerous stomps.. He then quickly rolls underneath the bottom rope, then searches under the ring for something.

Eve: What is he looking for!?!

Gavin Kirkland: THAT LOOKS LIKE A PIPE!! A METAL PIPE!!! Ryan Wilson has a metal pipe in his hands!! The Showdown General Manager slides himself into the ring, and makes his way over to Xavier Williams.. Ryan Wilson raises the pipe high up in the air.. AND HE SWI-

Deadprez: RAVEN ROBERTS JUST CONNECTED WITH A FOREARM SHOT TO THE BACK OF RYAN WILSON!! Ryan turns around and tries to fight her off, but she’s firing away with punches as Wilson is backed up against the ring ropes!! Ryan can’t dodge any of these punches, but manages to drop to the canvas of the ring, and roll outside to ringside with the pipe in his hand! Wilson is frustrated as he wishes he could do more to break down Xavier Williams, but luckily it was Raven Roberts who came in for the save!!

Eve: Ryan Wilson and Xavier Williams have so much on the line heading into Under Siege. One man’s career is on the line, while the title of General Manager is on the line for the other. These two have so much at stake, and it’s quite obvious that Ryan Wilson will do whatever it takes to keep his job!!!

(Ryan Wilson is seen holding his head in pain while walking up the entrance ramp. He’s staring back at Raven Roberts and Xavier Williams who has just gotten back up to his feet. The tension is high between both Ryan Wilson and Xavier Williams and it’s clear to see that this is only just the beginning of what is to come between these two Elitists. The screen eventually fades elsewhere.)

(Final commercial break.)

(Showdown returns with “Monster” by Kanye West playing through the speakers. The King of Elite, King Kass is walking towards commentary as she demands a couple of stage hands to place her ruby and diamond jeweled golden throne next to Deadprez and away from Gavin Kirkland.)

Eve: Welcome everyone back to Showdown! For this lovely main event, we were welcomed by the 2021 King of Elite, King Kass on commentary!

(Before King Kass takes a seat, she places her headset on and looks at Gina Romano.)

King Kass: I noticed that you didn’t introduce me, Gina. Do I need to remind you who I am again?

(Gina Romano shakes her head before placing the microphone closer to her lips.)

Gina Romano: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN…PLEASE WELCOME…THE 2021 KING OF ELITE…KING KASS!!!!!!!

(King Kass takes a seat on her throne as Gavin Kirkland looks at her with heart eyes.)

Gavin Kirkland: It’s such an honor for us to be in your presence, King Kass.

King Kass: Of course it is, Gavin. It’s not everyday that you’re blessed with having someone important like me on commentary.

Deadprez: Any reason for being out here?

King Kass: I’m just here to scout out the so-called “Answers World Champion” in action and I expect to see something interesting. The King of Elite is going to be in their presence, so I’m expecting to be wowed.

(“Eye of the Tiger” by New Found Glory plays as Harlow Reichert, ‘Miss No Fucks Given’ walks out from the back with a look of confidence on her face. She is laser focused as she heads towards the ring in one of the most important matches of her career.)

Gina Romano: THE FOLLOWING MATCH IS YOUR MAIN EVENT OF THE EVENING AND IS SCHEDULED FOR ONE FALL!!!!

Virtual Crowd: ONE FALL!!!!!

Gina Romano: …AND, IT’S FOR THE EAW ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!! INTRODUCING FIRST…THE CHALLENGER…FROM CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND…’MISS NO FUCKS GIVEN’… HARLOW REICHERT!!!!!!

Eve: Harlow Reichert threw out the challenge to Answers World Champion, Jack Ripley for this match! She loved that Showdown has a champion who is willing to fight and defend his championship at any time and place, but she was so confident when she threw out the challenge. She was on the high when getting the victory over Xavier Williams and there’s nothing that can stop her.

Deadprez: Probably the best PURE wrestler that this company has to offer. She is a wonderful submission technician. She is someone who had her spirit crushed for a long while, but I hope that regardless of what could happen tonight, she remains with a level head and she uses this match as a learning experience.

Gavin Kirkland: She may look like she doesn’t care about this match, but I can tell that she’s clearly focused. She was promised a match for the Answers World Championship back in 2019 and it seems like she completely moved on from it, but I suppose, you can look at this as a match that she should have gotten around that time.

King Kass: This bitch walked out every week for about a month, expecting for Ryan to give her the time of day. It got so pathetic, but I knew that I should have put her in her place even harder, but I guess, everything worked out for her.

(“BxMxC” by BABYMETAL replaces “Eye of the Tiger as Jack Ripley comes out with the Answers World Championship wrapped around his waist. He looks laser focused at Harlow Reichert in the ring.)

Gina Romano: INTRODUCING HER OPPONENT…FROM LAS VEGAS, NEVADA…WEIGHING IN 202 POUNDS…HE IS THE CURRENT EAW ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPION… ‘THE STRAIGHT SHOOTER’… JACK RIPLEY!!!!!!

Gavin Kirkland: Here is the man who ended Jamie O’Hara’s six month reign on top of Showdown back at Road to Redemption, Jack Ripley accomplished the one thing that had been haunting him in his career and that was becoming Answers World Champion. Jack has a Hall of Fame resume, so there was no doubt that he would find himself in this position.

King Kass: I hear all this talk about Jack Ripley having heart, determination and all of those traits that the EAW Universe loves, but he doesn’t deserve that Answers World Championship on his shoulder. He had his feel-good moment, but like I said, I already have the contract that reveals the end of this oh so heart-warming transitional reign.

Eve: Jack Ripley has one successful title defense against Bronson Daniels at King of Elite. It was a fantastic showing for Jack, but Harlow Reichert is a completely different competition. She relies on her submissions. She relies on PURE wrestling and who knows if Jack will be able to adjust to all of that?

Deadprez: Jack is normally a highflyer, but there’s no risk that he won’t take to make sure that his championship remains with him. He wants to be the champion that fights at any time, place and anywhere. He wants to prove that he can take on all challengers. It doesn’t matter the level, but he wants credible title defenses. He wants to feel like he’s made the most out of this reign and that’s awesome to think of!

(DING! DING! DING!)

Gavin Kirkland: The Answers World Champion invites his challenger to a test of strength in which she accepts. The collar and elbow tie up is applied. Harlow Reichert and Jack Ripley are fighting to push the other to one of the corners, but Harlow gets Jack by the wrist and applies a wristlock! But, it seems like Jack counters her wristlock by applying a wristlock of his own before transitioning to a side headlock, but Harlow manages to fight out of the headlock real quick. Harlow looks at Jack, knowing exactly that he is going to be a tricky person to take down for sure.

King Kass: It’s more difficult to take me down, Gavin. If I go down, my opponent goes down with me. Is Jack Ripley or Harlow Reichert ready for that? With me in the ring, there’s not going to be such a thing as a ‘test of strength’ and all that pure wrestling stuff, it’s going to be a constant battle of domination and I won’t stop until I am the last woman standing.

Eve: Jack Ripley and Harlow Reichert go for another collar and elbow tie up again, but Jack manages to apply a wristlock on the former PURE Champion before picking her up for a deadlift German suplex, but Harlow manages to keep her feet planted on the ground! Jack tries to go for the deadlift German suplex again! This time, Harlow is hoisted up with her feet, but she manages to take the champion down with a snapmare before she begins to apply the chinlock on ‘The Straight Shooter!’ She manages to transition from the chinlock to headscissors, but Jack is showing some signs of rolling back to his feet, but Harlow manages to keep Jack in the headscissors! SHE USES ALL OF HER STRENGTH TO CONNECT WITH A PUSH UP HEADSCISSORS SLAM ON THE CHAMPION! BUT, HARLOW MAINTAINS THE HEADSCISSORS BEFORE SHE CONNECTS WITH ANOTHER HEADSCISSORS SLAM ON JACK! AND ANOTHER ONE! AND ANOTHER ONE! AND ANOTHER ONE! WITH THAT ONE, SHE RELEASES THE HEADSCISSORS BEFORE RISING BACK TO HER FEET!

Deadprez: Jack Ripley tries to get back to his feet, but Harlow Reichert manages to stop him with a picture perfect dropkick as she manages to send him towards the ropes! Harlow bolts towards the champion, connecting with a monkey flip as Jack is flipped back into a seated position! Harlow rushes towards the seated champion before nailing him in the back of the head with a knee strike! Jack is taken down as Harlow goes for the cover!

OOOOOONNNNNNNEEEEEE!!!!

Gavin Kirkland: Jack Ripley manages to kick out! There’s no way that he is going to lose this match! Both of the Elitists get back to their feet as Harlow manages to connect with a calf kick to the ribs of the champion, but Jack manages to get her by the leg before using it to spin her around, but Harlow manages to hit the champion with a spinning backfist, but Jack manages to block the backfist before picking her up and connecting with a back-to-belly suplex on his challenger! Harlow is taken to the ground as Jack manages to throw a couple of punches to her skull before picking her up by her hair and throwing her head first against the corner! Jack begins to kick her in the ribs as that manages to take her to a seated position! When Harlow finds herself in the seated position, he manages to get his foot and place it against her throat as the referee begins to count!

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

Eve: The Answers World Champion needs to be careful not to get himself disqualified. Of course, he would retain the title still, but he’s been asking to face competition and he can’t lose going up against competition. Jack Ripley takes a step back as he allows for Harlow Reichert to get back to her feet! Slowly, you see Harlow rising up to her feet as she uses the ropes as a way to help her, but Jack manages to rush towards her before nailing her with a flatliner! Jack goes for the cover!

OOOOONNNNNEEEEEEE!!!! TTTTWWWW–

Deadprez: Harlow Reichert kicks out! I thought that was a beautiful flatliner that Jack Ripley hit her with! It was enough to take his challenger down for the time being, but it’s going to take a lot to keep Harlow down! Jack manages to get Harlow up by her arm before whipping her towards the horizontal set of ropes! Harlow manages to catch herself before she could rebound off the ropes! Jack manages to rush towards his challenger, but Harlow manages to push him away for a second before nailing Jack with a springboard back elbow, but Jack manages to catch Harlow from mid-air! Jack turns his body at one of the corners before having the intentions of going for a lawn dart!

King Kass: With Harlow, she’s an expert in pure wrestling. She prides herself in being one of the best pure wrestlers on the roster. There have been a couple of matches where I’ve seen her get a little aggressive and hardcore. The same thing applies with Jack, but when facing me in the ring, it’s going to get ugly. I may look amazing at this moment, but I’m not afraid to be aggressive. DaddyGawd has worked with me on controlling my anger and not letting ‘The Mauler’ out so simply. When crossing paths with one of them, it’s going to take a lot to get that horrible side of me. Jack proceeds to throw Harlow with that lawn dart —

Gavin Kirkland: BUT, HARLOW REICHERT MANAGES TO SLIDE HERSELF OUT OF THE SHOULDER OF THE ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPION AS HE GOES SLAMMING FRONT FIRST AGAINST THE CORNER! HARLOW SEES HER OPENING BEFORE GOING FOR AN O’CONNOR ROLL PIN WITH THE BRIDGE! SHE IS GOING TO SNEAK AWAY WITH THE VICTORY THERE!

OOOOOONNNNNNEEEEEEEEE!!!! TTTTTTWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

Eve: BUT, JACK RIPLEY MANAGES TO COUNTER BEFORE PINNING HER SHOULDERS AGAINST THE MAT WITH A BACKSLIDE PIN!

OOOOOOONNNNNNEEEEEEE!!!!! TTTTTTTWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

Deadprez: HARLOW REICHERT MANAGES TO SLIDE OUT OF THE PIN! THE CHAMPION AND CHALLENGER ARE UP TO THEIR FEET AS JACK RIPLEY MANAGES TO CONNECT WITH A GIANT SLAP ACROSS THE FACE OF ‘MISS NO FUCKS GIVEN.’ I don’t think that was the best approach. You don’t want to get someone like Harlow Reichert angry! Normally, she tends to be quite calm and it takes a lot for her to snap, but with these types of matches, it’s not uncommon for people to let their emotions get the best of them! Harlow manages to shove Jack and it seems like she’s more than inviting the challenge from the champion. She wants the champion to hit her with everything that he has to offer. She wants the best from Jack Ripley!

King Kass: First off, that was a nice little sequence there. Second, dumb fucking bitch thinks that this isn’t going to bit her in the ass? Jack gave her a nice slap across her face, which is kinda hilarious actually.

Gavin Kirkland: Jack Ripley swings a punch at Harlow Reichert, BUT HARLOW MANAGES TO DUCK THE PUNCH AT THE LAST SECOND, BUT SHE MANAGES TO GET JACK BY HIS ARM! HARLOW IS TWISTING HERSELF AND JACK AROUND! SHE’S TRYING TO SET UP FOR THE FUJIWARA ARMBAR, BUT ‘THE STRAIGHT SHOOTER’ ISN’T LETTING THAT HAPPEN! HARLOW GIVES UP WITH TRYING TO GO FOR THE SUBMISSION MOVE AND INSTEAD, SHE GOES FOR THE ARM DDT! Jack staggers back, holding back his arm! Harlow manages to follow that up with a dropkick as Jack goes crashing against the ropes! Harlow rushes towards the champion before getting his right arm and having it over the top rope! Harlow jumps out of the ring before pulling down Jack’s right arm as he goes jumping back! Harlow manages to springboard off the rope rope before taking Jack down with a tilt-a-whirl DDT! Harlow goes for the cover!

OOOOOOOONNNNNNEEEEEEEEEE!!!!! TTTTTTTTWWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOO!!!!

Eve: Jack Ripley kicks out! Harlow Reichert manages to get Jack by his right arm before applying a standing armbar! Then, she goes from the standing armbar to a standard armbar as she manages to trap the champion in the middle of the ring! Jack finds himself in a bit of trouble as Harlow is holding that right arm to the best of her ability, making sure that she finds a way to strain it! With all the potential submission finishers that she has, she could go for any of them to end the match! Jack is trying to use his other arm to reach for the bottom rope, but there’s no success there! The champion needs to scramble for some sort of way to get out of the armbar or we could be seeing Harlow Reichert as the new Answers World Champion!

Deadprez: I wouldn’t be opposed to the idea of Harlow Reichert being Answers World Champion, but this is supposed to be Jack Ripley’s moment! He has been waiting for ‘real’ competition to step up to the plate and face him! I don’t see Jack submitting right here, but he is going to need to be smart and think for some other way to get out of the armbar!

King Kass: It’s still bittersweet knowing Jack deprived the world of the match they really wanted to see which was Jamie O’Hara versus myself for that very championship. Jack overachieved, and since then has cried for weeks about facing solid competition and adding credibility to his reign. It’s gotten sad and pathetic at this point. It’s almost like the Answers World Championship is screaming for me to save it from the state that it is in at the moment.

Gavin Kirkland: JACK RIPLEY IS TRYING TO TURN HIS BODY TOWARDS HARLOW REICHERT! I THINK THAT HARLOW FEELS THAT HER GRASP OF THAT ARMBAR IS SLOWLY FADING AWAY FROM HER AS JACK MANAGES TO PIN HARLOW’S SHOULDERS TO THAT MAT —

OOOOONNNNNNEEEEE–

Eve: Harlow Reichert realized what Jack Ripley was trying to do, but look at this, Gavin! HARLOW MANAGES TO COUNTER WITH A OMOPLATA CROSSFACE! SHE HAS THAT CROSSFACE APPLIED TO THE ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPION! But, Jack manages to get his foot on the bottom rope! Harlow must release the hold there as she does so with no hesitation at all! Harlow is back to her feet! Jack is still clutching that arm of his, but he manages to make it back to a vertical base! Harlow goes over to get Jack, but Jack manages to shove Harlow away from the second! ‘YOU’LL FLOAT TOO!’ The superkick on Harlow Reichert!

Deadprez: NO! Harlow Reichert manages to duck the superkick! She had that deadly superkick scouted! There’s some way that Jack hits that move that is quite dangerous! Harlow knows that she needs to watch out for it! Jack was able to stop himself from falling over after Harlow ducked the superkick! Harlow manages to get herself up, but Jack manages to connect with a knee strike to her face as she was getting herself to her feet! Harlow falls to one knee as Jack pulls her closer and connects with a slingshot suplex on his challenger! Jack manages to get back to his feet as Harlow is slowly getting back to her’s, BUT JACK MANAGES TO GET HER BY THE ARM AND WHIP HER TOWARDS THE OTHER SET OF ROPES! HARLOW MANAGES TO REBOUND FROM THE ROPES AS JACK MANAGES TO CONNECT A TILT-A-WHIRL BACKBREAKER ON HARLOW! HE MANAGED TO USE SOME OF HER MOMENTUM AGAINST HER!

King Kass: That was a nice way to use some of her momentum against her. I’m aware that he would weigh more than me when facing me in the ring. I’m at a disadvantage when it comes to my height and weight, but much like Harlow, when I lock you in one of my submission holds, Jack is going to find himself in some trouble. It’s difficult to escape some of my moves and if Jack is not prepared for what when it comes to Harlow, he’s not going to be ready to face me anytime soon.

Gavin Kirkland: Now, it seems like Jack Ripley is going to do what he can to weaken Harlow Reichert and retain his championship! Jack begins to apply a chinlock on his challenger! He raises her chin up before applying more pressure onto the chinlock! Harlow finds herself in trouble at the moment! Jack goes from the chinlock to elbowing her on the side of her face with his left elbow! Then, he uses his good arm to apply a headlock on ‘Miss No Fucks Given,’ but let me just remind everyone that Harlow had been targeting Jack’s right arm, so there’s no knowing if Jack is taking that into consideration as this match continues! Jack manages to drop down to a knee as he wrenches in that headlock, applying more pressure! Harlow is trying to do what she can to push the champion and set herself free of the headlock, but Jack is looking to keep her down as much as she possibly can!

Eve: Harlow Reichert is trying to wrap one of her arms around the waist of Jack Ripley! It’s almost like she’s trying to lift him off his feet, but Jack saw what she was trying to do before connecting with an elbow shot to the back of her head! This manages to take her down to one knee! JACK MANAGES TO TAKE A COUPLE OF STEPS BACK BEFORE DOES THE ‘GUN’ GESTURE WITH HIS HANDS AND IT’S POINTED TO HARLOW REICHERT’S SKULL! JACK RUSHES FORWARD BEFORE TAKING DOWN THE FORMER PURE CHAMPION WITH A ‘DAYLIGHT SLAYING TIME,’ THE RUNNING KNEE TO THE BACK OF HARLOW’S SKULL! THIS KNOCKS HARLOW TO HER SIDE, BUT JACK GOES FOR THE COVER!

OOOOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEE!!!! TTTTTTTTTTWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

Deadprez: Harlow Reichert kicks out at two! Jack Ripley proceeds to elbow Harlow in the skull, before picking her up by her hair! JACK CONNECTS WITH A SIDE HANDED CHOP TO THE CHEST OF HARLOW, BUT HARLOW CONNECTS WITH A PALM STRIKE TO THE CHEST OF JACK! JACK WITH THE SIDE HANDED CHOP TO HARLOW’S CHEST, BUT HARLOW CONNECTS WITH A PALM STRIKE TO JACK’S CHEST! BOTH OF THEIR CHESTS ARE GETTING REDDER BY THE SECOND! BUT, THESE TWO ARE NOT LETTING IT GO! THEY ARE TRYING TO SEE WHO IS THE HARD HITTER OUT OF THE TWO OF THEM! JACK! HARLOW! JACK! HARLOW! JACK! HARLOW! JACK! HARLOW! JACK CONNECTS WITH A NASTY LOOKING HEADBUTT TO THE SKULL OF ‘MISS NO FUCKS GIVEN,’ BUT HARLOW CONNECTS WITH A HEADBUTT TOWARDS THE MOUTH OF THE ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPION!

(The camera shows Jack Ripley’s mouth beginning to bleed thanks to the headbutt by Harlow Reichert.)

King Kass: I love the appearance of blood in a match. 😍 For all I care, these two could rip each other apart and I’ll be sitting back and admiring the entire thing.

Gavin Kirkland: The champion is bleeding out of his mouth. He did say that he wanted competition and this is the competition that he’s going to be getting. Jack Ripley checks his mouth to look at the blood. There’s a part of him that looks quite impressed that Harlow managed to do that. There’s another part of him that would love nothing more than to take this beautiful woman down!

Eve: I don’t think that Harlow Reichert was expecting any blood in this Answers World Championship match, but I think that she expected for this match to be as brutal as it just got. Harlow is trying to shake the cobwebs out of her head! She’s trying to get herself back into this match! Meanwhile, Jack Ripley is looking to continue this match! He rushes towards her with a clothesline, but Harlow manages to duck the clothesline, get Jack in position and counter with a STO on the champion! Harlow goes for the cover here!

OOOOOOOONNNNNNNNEEEEEEEE!!!! TTTTTTTTTWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOO–

Deadprez: Jack Ripley kicks out! Harlow Reichert knows that she needs to figure out a way to get Jack down for the three count! She manages to pick up Jack by his injured right arm before delivering an Irish whip as Jack goes flying to the corner! He does the best he can to get himself out, BUT HARLOW RICHES TOWARDS HIM WITH A RUNNING UPPERCUT! JACK STAGGER FORWARD AS HARLOW CONNECTS WITH A SNAPMARE BEFORE FOLLOWING THAT UP WITH A SHOOT KICK TO THE BACK OF THE CHAMPION! HARLOW CONNECTS WITH ANOTHER SHOOT KICK TO JACK RIPLEY’S BACK! SHE GETS IN FRONT OF HIM BEFORE NAILING HIM WITH A THIRD SHOOT KICK! AND A FOURTH! AND A FIFTH! SIXTH! SEVENTH! EIGHT! NINTH! TENTH! HARLOW SPINS HERSELF AROUND BEFORE NAILING HIM WITH A SLIDING CLOTHESLINE!

Gavin Kirkland: Harlow Reichert is gesturing for Jack Ripley to get back to his feet! I have no idea what Harlow is planning to do next, but with the focused look on her face, I don’t think that it’s going to be a good thing for Jack! Jack is slowly rising back to his feet, but Harlow, in some way, manages to get Jack onto her shoulders! Look at the strength of ‘Miss No Fucks Given!’ The fireman’s carry into a neckbreaker on the Answers World Champion! Jack Ripley is taken down again as the champion finds himself in a world of trouble at the moment! Harlow is looking great so far, but when does she not look great? She’s probably the prettiest person on Showdown!

King Kass: Excuse me, Gavin? Have you forgotten that I’m here? There is no one that is prettier and better of a wrestler than the King.

Gavin Kirkland: My apologies, my King.

Eve: Harlow Reichert has really impressed in this match so far, but Jack Ripley is the Answers World Champion for a reason. He’ll find a way to turn this match back into his favor! People can argue that he may or may not be letting Harlow have her moment, but we’ll see as this match progresses! Jack is holding the back of his neck as he tries to get back to his feet, but Harlow manages to take him down with a running lariat! Jack manages to get back up to his feet, but Harlow manages to take him down with a clothesline! Jack manages to get back to his feet, but Harlow manages to take him down with a dropkick! Harlow manages to get Jack up to his feet and whips him to the corner! Harlow rushes to Jack at the corner with a clothesline, but ‘The Straight Shooter’ manages to jump onto the top turnbuckle! Harlow manages to stop herself before colliding with the corner, but she ends up eating a kick from the champion!

Deadprez: Harlow Reichert manages to meet Jack Ripley at the top turnbuckle, BUT JACK THROWS A PUNCH TO HARLOW IN HOPES TO KNOCK HER BACK DOWN! HARLOW MANAGES TO MAINTAIN HER PLACE ON THE TOP ROPE, BUT SHE THROWS A PUNCH TO JACK AT THE TOP ROPE! JACK THROWS ANOTHER PUNCH TO HARLOW, BUT HARLOW THROWS A PUNCH TO JACK! JACK WITH A PUNCH TO HARLOW! HARLOW WITH A PUNCH TO JACK! JACK! HARLOW! JACK! HARLOW! JACK! HARLOW! HARLOW! HARLOW! HARLOW! HARLOW! JACK MANAGES TO CONNECT WITH AN ELBOW ON THE BACK OF HARLOW’S NECK, HOPING THAT IT KNOCKS HER OFF A BIT! JACK CONNECTS WITH ANOTHER ELBOW TO THE BACK OF HARLOW’S NECK! JACK MANAGES TO GET HIMSELF IN POSITION BEFORE CONNECTING WITH A SUNSET POWERBOMB FROM THE TOP ROPE! JACK HAS HARLOW IN THE PERFECT POSITION! IS THIS GOING TO BE ENOUGH TO RETAIN?

OOOOOOOONNNNNNNNEEEEEEEE!!!!! TTTTTTTTWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOO!!!!!! TTTTTTTT–

Gavin Kirkland: HARLOW REICHERT KICKS OUT!!!!

King Kass: Wow, she lasted longer in this match than I anticipated. :notbad:

Eve: Jack Ripley looks a bit puzzled at the moment, but he knows that he can’t allow himself to be phased! Harlow Reichert has been stepping up to the plate to the best of her abilities, but Jack knows that the more advanced competition that he faces, the more difficult it’s going to be to take them down! Jack manages to get Harlow and sets her up in the middle rope! I think that Jack is looking for a middle rope DDT on Harlow, but Harlow manages to jump down from the apron! BUT, JACK RUSHES TOWARDS HER BEFORE LAUNCHING HIMSELF OUT OF THE RING WITH A TOPE SUICIDA INTO A TORNADO DDT! WHAT IN THE HELL WAS THAT? THAT WAS AMAZING! HARLOW FINDS HERSELF DOWN, BUT JACK IS GETTING BACK TO HIS FEET! HE MANAGES TO GET A GOOD HOLD OF HARLOW REICHERT AND POWERBOMBING HER TO THE BARRICADE! :damn: :damn: :damn:

Deadprez: Harlow Reichert landed on her neck awkwardly thanks to Jack Ripley powerbombing her to the barricade! It just shows how much Jack wants to keep that Answers World Championship around his waist! Jack manages to get on the apron! HE HAS HIS EYES ON HIS CHALLENGER WHO IS SHOWING NO SIGNS OF GETTING UP TO HIS FEET AS — ‘BELIEVE IT OR NOT!’ THE SHOOTING STAR PRESS CONNECTS ON HARLOW REICHERT AT RINGSIDE! The two Elitists are down as the virtual crowd is applauding these two for their performances! There’s no denying how much these two want to walk out of Showdown as the Answers World Champion! Both of them are putting their bodies on the line for Showdown’s top prize!

Gavin Kirkland: Slowly, you can see Jack Ripley getting to his feet! That shooting star press knocked some of the energy out of him! BUT, HE STILL MANAGES TO KEEP GOING! HE MANAGES TO GET ONTO THE OTHER SIDE OF THE BARRICADE! HE WAITS FOR HARLOW REICHERT TO RISE BACK TO HER FEET BEFORE NAILING HER WITH A SLINGSHOT DDT ONTO THE RINGSIDE FLOOR! THE CHAMPION AND CHALLENGER ARE IN THE GROUND, BUT JACK KNOWS THAT HE NEEDS TO KEEP GOING AND GET BACK INSIDE THE RING! He is trying to drag Harlow Reichert’s body back inside the ring, but it’s no luck at the moment! Harlow drops down, but Jack is way too stubborn to give up, so he rolls Harlow’s body underneath the bottom rope! Jack slides underneath the ring before going for the cover? Is this going to be enough to retain his Answers World Championship?

OOOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEE!!!! TTTTTTTTTTWWWWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOO!!!! TTTTTTTTTTHHHHHHHHRRRRRRRR–

Eve: HARLOW REICHERT KICKS OUT!!!!!

Deadprez: Jack Ripley cannot believe it, but ‘Miss No Fucks Given’ is still alive and kicking in this match! Jack seems a bit shocked that Harlow Reichert was able to kick out at the last second, but you gotta give Harlow her props for keeping up with the current Answers World Champion! Jack is one of the underappreciated workhorses of this company, but Harlow is someone who has grown to be a workhorse herself! Jack knows that he is going to need to pull out another way to keep Harlow down! Jack manages to get Harlow up to her feet! He manages to get her in position for the vertebreaker that he calls ‘Ripple Effect.’ IT’S A MOVE THAT WE DIDN’T SEE IN THIS MATCH, BUT IT COULD BE JACK’S SHOT TO TAKE DOWN HARLOW, BUT HARLOW DROPS DOWN TO HER KNEES! I’M NOT SURE IF IT’S BECAUSE SHE KNEW WHAT JACK WAS PLANNING TO DO OR THAT SHE’S EXHAUSTED AND JUST NEEDED TO COLLAPSE, BUT IT COULDN’T HAVE HAPPENED AT A MORE PERFECT TIMING!

King Kass: Oh come on now, I was getting a bit bored of this match. I thought that we were going to see a bit more blood, so this is a bit underwhelming for me. Harlow headbutting Jack in the nose gave me hope that this was going to get more aggressive and bloody, but it’s just gotten more aggressive. Nothing bad about that; they’re doing alright, but come on. Blood :noah:

Gavin Kirkland: Jack Ripley tries to pick up his challenger to connect with a half and half suplex, but Harlow Reichert remains on her knee! She doesn’t want Jack to connect with any moves at the moment! Jack slaps the top of her head! It seems like he’s trying to egg her on, BUT JACK SLAPS HARLOW ON HER HEAD! HE MANAGES TO GET HARLOW BY HER HAIR AND HARLOW MANAGES TO CONNECT WITH A GIANT SLAP ACROSS THE FACE OF THE ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPION! YOU CAN SEE THAT HARLOW IS FIRED UP AS SHE MANAGES TO CONNECT WITH A BASEMENT DROPKICK TO THE LEGS OF THE CHAMPION! She manages to drop Jack to one knee before nailing him with a superkick of her own, which staggers him back a bit! Jack manages to capture his balance on his knees, but Harlow manages to run towards him before connecting with a spiked hurricanrana! Jack’s head is spiked against the mat! Harlow is back to her feet as she’s gesturing for Jack to rise back to her feet!

Eve: At the first sign of Jack Ripley rising back to his feet, HARLOW REICHERT MANAGES TO SPRINGBOARD FROM THE ROPES AND CONNECTS WITH A ‘ATONEMENT,’ THE BACKFLIP DDT ON JACK RIPLEY! HARLOW IS UP TO HER FEET AS SHE’S GETTING HERSELF FIRED UP! I THINK THAT SHE KNOWS THAT SHE’S MOMENTS AWAY FROM CAPTURING THE ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPION! All she needs to do is hit her finisher to get the job done! Harlow looks at Jack and mocks him with her ‘gun’ gesture that he did with her earlier in the match before running towards him! Flying knee strike to the chin of the Answers World Champion! She follows that with a ‘Twister,’ but Jack manages to get to the bottom ropes before Harlow can lock in that move! Jack knows how much of a submission specialist Harlow is! She gets you in one of those submission holds and it’s game over!

Deadprez: Harlow Reichert goes to get Jack Ripley from the ropes, BUT JACK MANAGES TO CATCH HER WITH A DROP TOE HOLD AS HARLOW’S FACE MEETS THE ROPES! JACK TAKES A COUPLE OF STEPS BACK BEFORE RUNNING TOWARDS HARLOW, WHO HAS HER HEAD DRAPED ON THE MIDDLE ROPE AND CONNECTS WITH A METEORA! THE DOUBLE KNEES MEET THE BACK OF HARLOW’S HEAD! JACK CONNECTS WITH A ROPE CHOKE ON THE CHALLENGER AS THE REFEREE MAY NEED TO GET IN THE WAY TO BREAK THE COUNT!

Referee: ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR! FIVE! LET GO, JACK!

Gavin Kirkland: Jack Ripley releases the hold as Harlow Reichert falls back to the mat, trying to look for a breather or two! I don’t understand how Harlow has the energy to continue on, BUT JACK IS LOOKING AT THAT TOP ROPE AND I THINK THAT HE’S GOING TO HIT A SECOND ‘BELIEVE IT OR NOT!’ OF THE MATCH! THE FIRST TIME HE HIT THE MOVE WAS WITH HARLOW AT RINGSIDE! IS HE GOING TO CONNECT WITH THIS MOVE FOR A SECOND TIME! JACK SETS UP HARLOW IN THE PERFECT POSITION FOR THE SHOOTING STAR PRESS! JACK MANAGES TO GET ON THE TOP ROPE! HARLOW IS DOWN AND UNABLE TO MOVE! JACK IS MOMENTS AWAY FROM MAINTAINING HIS CHAMPIONSHIP! ‘BELIEVE IT OR NOT!’

Eve: ‘ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF SOLITUDE!’ THE LEAPING TRIANGLE CHOKE ON THE ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPION! SHE HAS JACK RIPLEY COMPLETELY TRAPPED IN THE MIDDLE OF THE RING! SHE MANAGED TO COUNTER ‘BELIEVE IT OR NOT!’ TO ‘ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF SOLITUDE!’ HOW IN THE WORLD WAS THAT POSSIBLE?

(King Kass stands up, feeling very engaged in the match. Is Harlow Reichert going to get the job done? Is Jack going to look for a way out? Her eyes are glued to the match inside the ring.)

Deadprez: Look at this! Jack Ripley is not fading completely down! It seems like he is trying to find whatever strength that he can use to get the triangle choke off of him! He tries to lift Harlow Reichert up and slam her back against the mat, but Harlow is not letting go of the submission move! Harlow is so determined to make Jack pass out to ‘One Hundred Years of Solitude!’ Jack tries to lift Harlow up again and slam her back first against the mat again, but Harlow manages to maintain the submission hold! Jack needs to think of some sort of way to get out of this hold before he passes out completely! Harlow has made Elitists pass out to her submission holds in the past and if she really wants to, she’ll add Jack Ripley to that list!

Gavin Kirkland: JACK RIPLEY MANAGES TO PIN HARLOW REICHERT’S SHOULDERS DOWN! IS HE GOING TO SNEAK AWAY WITH THE VICTORY!

OOOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNNEEEEEEEE!!!! TTTTTTTTTTTWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! TTTTTHHHHHRRRRR–

Eve: Harlow Reichert manages to lift her shoulder up! But, Jack Ripley manages to get his foot on the bottom rope barely! Harlow needs to release the hold, but it seems like Harlow managed to weaken Jack as much as she could! But, she knows that it’s not enough to keep Jack down for the three count! She needs to make sure that he stays down long enough for her to win the Answers World Championship! She looks towards the top rope! She sees that Jack is in the perfect position for that top rope! Harlow races for the top rope! She situates herself on the top rope. Her eyes never leave the sight of Jack Ripley, who hasn’t moved a muscle! I cannot imagine what is racing in the back of Harlow Reichert’s mind? Is she really going to do it?

King Kass: Oh my gawd, she might actually do it…

Deadprez: BECOME THE SECOND WOMAN TO WIN THE ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP! ADD MORE TO YOUR LEGACY, HARLOW! ‘WUTHERING HEIGHTS,’ THE CORKSCREW SHOOTING STAR PRESS ON JACK RIPLEY!

Gavin Kirkland: NO! ‘BELIEVE IT OR NOT!’ THE SUPERKICK NAILS HARLOW REICHERT FROM MID-AIR! HARLOW DROPS DOWN, BUT JACK RIPLEY MANAGES TO GET HARLOW IN POSITION FOR THE ‘RIPPLE EFFECT!’ THE VERTEBREAKER CONNECTS ON ‘MISS NO FUCKS GIVEN!’ IS THIS ALL SHE WROTE?

OOOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEE!!!! TTTTTTTTTTTTWWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! TTTTTTTTTTTTTHHHHHHHHHHHHHHRRRRRRRRRRRREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!

(DING! DING! DING!)

(“BxMxC” plays again as Jack Ripley rolls off of Harlow Reichert and finds himself in a seated position. The referee hands him the Answers World Championship as Jack rises back to his feet.)

Gina Romano: THE WINNER AND…STILL EAW ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPION…JACK RIPLEY!!!!

Gavin Kirkland: WHAT A MAIN EVENT! WHAT A WAY TO END SHOWDOWN! Jack Ripley retains against Harlow Reichert! This was nothing more than a wonderful showcase between two Elitists who pour their hearts and souls in everything that they did! I thought I came into the match knowing who would walk out as the winner, but it became unclear half way through the match! I felt like Jack or Harlow could have won this match!

Eve: What a performance between two of the best that Showdown has to offer! Jack Ripley is someone who can handle himself in stipulations and the standard wrestling match! He’s had two unexpected contenders for the Answers World Champion and it only makes me wonder who his next challenge is going to be?

(Harlow Reichert is holding the back of his neck as she walks to Jack Ripley. “BxMxC” dies down a bit. The two competitors look at each other as the virtual EAW Universe applauds the two of them for their performances tonight. Despite the results, the fans cannot deny that these two tore the house down. Jack sticks his hand out to Harlow, who ponders for a moment. She looks around the virtual crowd who are all egging her on to shake his hand as she finally accepts his hand shake. Jack gets Harlow by the waist and raises her hand up as the crowd cheers. Harlow exits the ring, leaving to Jack to resume his celebration.)

Gavin Kirkland: That loss is going to make Harlow that much stronger. She’s a tremendous athlete with a bright future ahead of her. There’s no telling where things are going to head for her, but this won’t be the last championship match that she’s in this season. She’ll find her way to another championship match! I just know it!

Eve: Look at the ring!

(Jack Ripley turns around to look at King Kass standing across from him in the ring. She holds her head with poise and confidence. Her eyes look at the Answers World Championship on Jack’s shoulder before she nods her head and reaches into the back pocket of her jeans. She taunts Jack with the contract a bit and Jack replies by raising his Answers World Championship up high as “BxMxC” plays through the speakers. King Kass places the tiara back on her head as she exits the ring. She begins to walk up the ramp.)

Deadprez: Did that look like what I think it looks like?

Gavin Kirkland: I wonder if King Kass’ contract is dated for Under Siege? Why else would she have been out here tonight if she wasn’t scouting her opponent for the event?

(King Kass and Jack have locked eyes and King Kass lazily hands over the contract to Jack. He places the championship across his shoulder, takes the paper from her, and unfolds it. Obviously he knows now, and nods his head.)

Jack Ripley: (off-mic) I’ll see you at Under Siege.

(With a sarcastic bow to the King, Jack hands the paper back to her and rolls out of the ring. He makes his way up the ramp, leaving King Kass standing in the ring with a smile on her face.)

Eve: I think that’s exactly what that means! King Kass versus Jack Ripley for his Answers World Championship at Under Siege! What an announcement! But, unfortunately, that’s all the time we have tonight! Signing off for Gavin Kirkland and Deadprez, I’m Eve and goodnight from East Rutherford!

(The last shot is of King Kass looking at the stage at Jack Ripley celebrating. The champion continues to enjoy his moment, soaking in the cheers from the virtual crowd as Showdown fades out.)

(EAW logo buzzes.)

Written by Jaron Collins

Dynasty 2/26/21

Most Valuable Elitist #261