(EAW intro plays.)
(RECAP: The recaps opens with the edition of the Rated R&R Show that we saw that last week, hosted by Ronan Malosi and Ryan Wilson with their special guest being the new Showdown general manager, which we soon found out was the returning Hurricane Hawk, who would not just put them on notice but the entire Showdown locker room as well, making it known he plans to get Showdown back on track, getting the show off to a hot start. And from there, we moved on to our first match of the evening with Cage vs Jon Kelton, where Kelton managed to eek out a surprise victory over the Hall of Famer, although using a little assistance from the ropes, which would only go on to make Cage angry, who would have to somewhat compose himself to give a little pep talk to Lucas Johnson, making sure he knew to win his match that night against Ronan Malosi. But after that, James Ranger went on to meet with Hurricane Hawk, who would secure Ranger a spot in the Grand Rampage match! We then went to our second piece of action as Consuela Rose Ava took on Xavier Williams, which would end with Consuela Rose Ava getting her hand raised in victory, scoring a huge win there. We heard from Bethany Blue after that, giving her thoughts after her Under Siege match with Cage and giving her thoughts for the no holds barred match she has scheduled with Ryan for tonight, making it known she was gonna put an end to this rivalry once and for all, and letting it known she’s after championship gold. We’d see some aftermath from earlier with Jon Kelton and London Zelaya hijacking an interview, taunting the doubters who didn’t believe after Londyn promised Kelton to be on the rise here on Showdown, and would announce his entry in the Grand Rampage match. But another competitor in said match, Cage, would attack Kelton from behind, still bitter from what had transpired earlier, alerting Jon Kelton that no one is gonna stand in his way of winning Grand Rampage. After that, we had a match with some huge title implications for Grand Rampahe as Bronson Daniels and Kensingten Calhoun-Astor squared off to determine the challenger for Ronan Malosi’s Interwire Championship at Grand Rampage, which Bronson Daniels earned his opportunity to after a hard fought match. But he didn’t get to celebrate his victory for long as Ronan Malosi crashed the party, clocking Bronson over the head with his championship and standing over the challenger. A signal of things to come, perhaps? Raven Roberts was seen for an interview with Kyra Phillips, reflecting on her time back here on Showdown so far, and letting us know she’s entering the already shaping up Grand Rampage match this year. And it was then time for our main event, which featured Lucas Johnson and Ronan Malosi, both men competing over the Interwire Championship, but in the end, there can only be one winner and that man was Ronan Malosi, who retained his Interwire Championship over Lucas Johnson, solidifying himself as the man Bronson Daniels will face at Grand Rampage. And after that, it was then time for the celebration of Kassidy Heart’s big win at Under Siege, scoring herself the Answers World Championship, but Consuela Rose Ava went on to crash the party, making her intentions known she wants Kassidy Heart in a match at Under Siege, which was soon accepted, which closed an awesome follow up show to Under Siege. The recap ends.)
(“Uncontainable” by Set it Off hits as Showdown’s blue and white lights shine throughout the World 1 Theatre. It pans to the virtual fans cheering waiting for the show to begin. The camera pans to the commentary trio.)
Eve: WELCOME EVERYBODY TO ANOTHER EDITION OF SATURDAY NIGHT SHOWDOWN!!
Deadprez: The fast track to Grand Rampage continues as we have Ms. Extreme visiting tonight against our very own Raven Roberts in a Grand Rampage preview match! A battle of Beating Hearts sisters. Also, our championship match is set for Grand Rampage as Consuela challenged King Kass!
Gavin Kirkland: I personally can’t wait for that…:shaq:
(Eve slaps Gavin across the back of the head.)
Eve: AND OFF WE GO HERE TONIGHT!
(“BxMxC” by BABYMETAL blasts through the speakers as Jack Ripley, former Answers World Champion, comes out with a serious look on his face. The crowd showers him with love and adoration as he goes down the ramp.)
Eve: And we kick things off with the now former Answers World Champion!
Gina Romano: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN…PLEASE WELCOME AT THIS TIME… JACK RIPLEY!!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: This is the first time that we’re seeing Jack Ripley since Under Siege. He had faced King Kass in a Steel Cage match for the Answers World Championship. It was a wonderful match up which exemplified the best traits of both Elitists, but it was Jack who would end up losing his championship to the King.
Eve: It’s been about two weeks since we’ve heard from Jack Ripley. He’s been quiet from social media, so it was unclear about what was next from him or if he’ll ever appear on Showdown again.
Deadprez: I’m really interested to hear what Jack thinks about everything that happened with him at Under Siege. What’s his mindset as he heads towards Grand Rampage and the end of the season?
(Jack Ripley stands in the middle of the ring with his microphone. His entrance music fades, but the sound of the crowd’s love for him has not. He takes a moment to hear the reception of the crowd before deciding to speak.)
Jack Ripley: The next time that I looked at everyone, I would have hoped that it was still as EAW Champion. Unfortunately, Kassidy Heart ripped the championship away from me. After I had time to adjust to the idea that I no longer held the Answers World Championship, I felt like I let myself down. I had an expectation to go up and defeat the best competition to offer. It was something that I asked for weeks about and the idea that I couldn’t defeat Kassidy was surprising to me. I am not taking away from the talented wrestler that Kassidy is, but I know that I can beat Kassidy and I know that I have what it takes to main event Pain for Pride. It fucking sucks that it got ripped away from me at the finish line. It was so close to getting to that Pain for Pride stage. It had always been a dream to headline Pain for Pride and take my place in immortality. It’s the ultimate place where people prove to be the best and become a legend in the wrestling business. Without the Answers World Championship, what’s next for Jack Ripley? Now, getting my rematch clause for Grand Rampage isn’t going to happen with Consuela Rose Ava getting her shot next, it seems like I’m forced to go on a different route to finish my season strong, but whatever that may be, it’s not going to stop me from continuing on my journey back to the World Championship picture and get that second reign.
Jack Ripley: I guess, the loss to Kassidy means that I have something to prove. I’ve always been confident in my skills as a wrestler. I do believe that no man or woman can touch me inside the squared circle, but there’s still people out there — from my peers backstage to the EAW Universe, who may believe that Jack Ripley is going to take the fall from grace because Kassidy knocked him out of the main event picture, but I don’t believe that whatsoever and I refuse for anyone to knock me out of the main event picture that I busted my ass for three fucking years to place in. Now, I get how my Answers World Champion looks to some of the critics who believed that I would never become more than a tag team wrestler. “Jack Ripley’s fifteen minutes of fame has run out!” “Jack was never supposed to make it in the main event,” “Jack never belonged in the spot that he was!” I’m aware of what people have been saying about me, but I look at it as an opportunity to prove to them that it was the spot that I always belonged in. I made the most out of my reign and I’m fucking proud to state that I never shied away from the competition given to me. I always embraced the idea of competition that I was more than willing to accept Impact’s open challenge on Dynasty. I am someone who was willing to step out of the comfort of his brand to look for the competition that he desired. That’s the same energy that I am going to have at this moment.
Jack Ripley: I am Jack fucking Ripley. I went from being the top tag team wrestler, three-time Unified Tag Team Champion with David Davidson to dethroning Jamie O’Hara’s six-month reign on top of Showdown and becoming Answers World Champion. Nobody takes it under consideration that I managed to do all of that. I’ve managed to overcome all the bullshit that this company and the people in it has thrown at me and come back stronger than ever. I vow to end my season strong and to then, find my way back into the World Championship picture and this time around, no one is going to take that away from me —
(Jack Ripley is cut off when “I Was King” by ONE OK ROCK blasts through the speakers of the World 1 Theatre. Xavier Williams comes out as Jack looks quite curious on why Xavier is out there. It was his time to speak, so Jack believes that this should be interesting.)
Gavin Kirkland: What in the world does Xavier Williams want?
Eve: I don’t know, but it seems like we’re going to figure that out.
(Xavier Williams’ music dies down as he is sown with a microphone in his hands. He stands across the ring from the former Answers World Champion.)
Xavier Williams: I can relate to you, Jack. I’ve experienced the feeling being knocked off your pedestal as you watch someone who has been propped up for the position take your spot. It’s the worst feeling in the world to realize that your reign on top ended so prematurely and it sucks even more when you realize that you will forever be seen as the bridge between one long reign to possibly another long reign of dominance. You begged for WEEKS for competition. You had to seek out your respective brand for that competition. You didn’t like the competition being thrown at your feet and you did something about it. You resorted to action and that’s something that’s highly admirable. You were a fighting champion and did the most with what you were given. Now, you’re looking to find yourself back on the right track. You’re left with having to sit back and watch Kassidy Heart’s reign go on while you are stuck with having to rebuild yourself from the loss at Under Siege. You were someone who never shied away from the competition and you believed that there was very little competition in this brand, but perhaps, you need to step out of the main event scene and open your eyes to the competition in front of you, Jack. You claim that you have something to prove whether to yourself or other people, but so do I.
Jack Ripley: I can understand that because a victory over Ryan Wilson doesn’t give you the right to step up to me. I mean, congratulations on ending Ryan’s reign as General Manager. You did the entire locker room a favor, but it’s still Ryan Wilson. Do you realize that? Are we going to pretend that Ryan was actually any good? His General Manager spot came from the idea that Ryan Adams wanted some stooge to control and he was too much of a dumbass to realize that. Yes, he gave a valiant effort at Under Siege, but is it really a surprise that you would get the victory, Xavier? For someone who prides himself in being the ‘Best in the World,’ you haven’t really had many matches that proved that. Each time that you’ve gone up with someone that could be considered as elite competition, you’ve barely finished the match without having someone interfere in it.
Xavier Williams: It’s a shame, but I liked to believe that Under Siege was the start of something new. I understand that with everyone that I’ve managed to defeat cleanly, you may not be compelled to realize that I am the competition that you desire. It’s something that I’ve needed to prove each time that I stepped inside the ring and it’s something that I want to do against you, Jack. I am challenging you to a match at Grand Rampage. Once again, we find our careers crossing paths with each other. We stood united as War Games partners and now, I want to stand across the ring from you. Two competitors who want nothing more than to get ourselves back on track. A match between two great wrestlers on a big stage as Grand Rampage. No crazy stipulations or chaotic environment, but a showcase between two wrestlers who want to solidify their spots at the Pain for Pride card, but don’t want to go through the chaos of a Grand Rampage match.
(Xavier Williams extends his hand for Jack Ripley to shake and accept his challenge.)
Xavier Williams: What do you say?
(The virtual crowd is egging on Jack Ripley to accept the challenge. He takes a moment to look around, thinking about his answer.)
Jack Ripley: You’re on.
(Jack Ripley shakes Xavier Williams’ hand, accepting his challenge for Grand Rampage.)
Deadprez: A match made for Grand Rampage! Jack Ripley accepts Xavier Williams’ challenge! This is gonna be a great showcase between two fantastic wrestlers!
(“BxMxC” plays again as Jack Ripley and Xavier Williams stare down at each other before Xavier Williams exits the ring and walks up the ramp. Jack looks back at Xavier. These are two Elitists who have everything to prove at Grand Rampage, but only one of them will be able to walk out of the match as the winner.)
(The scene then fades to black as both men stare down at one another.)
(Commercial for PainHub featuring Michigan Basketball fans.)
(The camera pans around the arena to show an excited crowd watching from home before cutting to the ring where Gina Romano is standing to announce the competitors for our next set of action.)
Gina Romano: The following contest is scheduled for…
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!!
Gavin Kirkland: This is an opportunity for James as he will be observed by the new General Manager Hurricane Hawk tonight!
Deadprez: Ranger is yet another participant added recently in the Grand Rampage Match! Tonight will be a chance for Ranger to show Hawk that putting him in that match was the right decision!
( “Escape” by Rupert Holmes plays over the sound system.)
Gina Romano: AND HIS OPPONENT! Hailing from the Strawberry Fields of Glasgow, Scotland, it doesn’t matter what he weighs in at tonight…he is freshly picked…the Doctor of Strawbanomics but more importantly he is THE Big Bherry Bhampion!!STRAWBERRY STTEEEEEEEEEEVVVVVVVVVVEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!
(The virtual crowd goes berserk as Strawberry Steve begins strolling his way to the ring, not having a single care in the world.)
Gavin Kirkland: I don’t get why people lose their shit over him!
Deadprez: No one expects you to! Just enjoy the ride you are about to embark on my friend. This is going to be fun.
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Eve: And here we go, this match is officially under way! Ranger and Steve both staring at each other both looking ready to go and duke it out against each other tonight.
Gavin Kirkland: You mean Ranger is ready to go, I mean look at Steve he looks like.
Deadprez: Wait is he actually…
Strawberry Steve: Zzzzzzzz….
Gavin, Deadprez and Eve: He Is Sleeping!!
Gavin Kirkland: The fuck is this? The Big Bham Champion has sleep apnia??
Deadprez: Or is it that he is bored enough to allow him to go like that?
Eve: No way this can’t be real! James watches his opponent in disbelief before waving a hand over the sun glassed eyes of Steve who doesn’t budge at all it’s like he is in another timezone! The Black Mamba takes a step back and goes for a superk-NO! Steve ducked while James was mid swing and casually rolls out of the ring and puts his hands in his pants pocket slowly strutting away from the action.
Gavin: What action? The guy didn’t do shit!
James Ranger: Ready when you are Steve! But I ain’t got all night!
Strawberry Steve: SIGH! Fiiiine!
Eve: This seems to be enough for Steve to roll back into the ring and stand up to Mamba James Ranger still with his hands in his front pockets the two are staring at one another.
Strawberry Steve: You sure about this? If I unload you gonna drop quicker than a… Well you’re gonna drop!
James Ranger: Give me your best shot.
Eve: Steve raises his shoulders mouthing ‘Whatever’ and goes for a set of Deadly kicks! A series of weak kicks to James’ shin the virtual fans in attendance are cheering on the Champion while Ranger doesn’t seem affected at all. He follows up with a series of Deadly chops to the of Black Mamba and then The Deadly Slap! A stroke to the face by Steve! He ends it with a Flying Deadly Kick! What elevation by Steve!
Gavin Kirkland: Sure, all two full centimeters!
Deadprez: The Triple B Champion gets up to his feel and dusts himself up before looking proudly yet lazily at his opponent.
Strawberry Steve: How about that? Am I kicking your ass or what?
James Ranger: Holy Molly Stevie! Those are some crazy effective moves. Mind if I try them?
Strawberry Steve: Well I’m not-OWW!!
Eve: Black Mamba with a stiff shin kick to Steve who skips on a foot in pain! Ranger follows with a series of well aimed knife-edge chops to the chest of his opponent! For sure those will leave a mark but we can’t see anything through Steve’s shirt! Ranger chains up a series of hard slaps to the face of Steve before taking him down with a dropkick that gets his sunglasses flying!
Gavin Kirkland: Now that’s how you strike ladies and gentlemen!
Deadprez: Steve clearly is playing on beginner tonight while James has his setting on hard!
Eve: Steve moves to his knees holding his face as he then looks down on the mat and spots his glasses. His eyes went wide as he picks them up carefully in his hands.
Gavin Kirkland: Oh no…
Deadprez: His glasses are broken! Look at him staring down at his glasses he is turning red with anger!
Strawberry Steve: YOU BROKE MY FUCKING GL-YEEEEET!!!!
Eve: Steve had no idea of what was happening around him as he was getting angry it allowed James to go behind him and grab on to throw him over his shoulder into a German Suplex! Followed by another German! And a third which he applies into a pin!
Referee: One! Two!
Gavin Kirkland: Close!!
Deadprez: Not close enough! Steve got the shoulder up!
Eve: Steve looks angrier now as he quickly gets up as if the trio of suplexes didn’t affect him, oh wait, it did he is stubbling now his head spinning as he holds his temple. James got up as well and throws a European Uppercut right on the button sending Steve into the ropes he hangs onto them and he gets nailed by a sidestep high kick by Ranger who is in control as Steve gets down on the mat it looks like he is seeing stars!
James Ranger: Come on mate! I thought you were built different!
Eve: Ranger grabs Steve by the hair and backs him up against a corner and, what is he doing he is shoving Steve’s hands in his own front pockets? Moving him by the shoulders, Ranger gets Steve to his knees, James goes to the ropes for another running high knee but Steve rolls, ducking and quickly gets to his feet with his hands still in his pockets! Running Dropkick on James who goes against the turnbuckle! Ranger retreats to the outside wanting a breather but Steve doesn’t give him such opportunity as he runs through the ropes with a suicide dive colliding with James squeezing him against the railing surrounding the ring! Steve quickly grabs Ranger shoving him inside the ring meanwhile he is going vertical up the top of a corner! He sizes Ranger who is slow to get up but he gets back down to the floor as Steve connects with a diving crossbody! Steve gets up quickly followed by Ranger who tries to clothesline Strawberry as he charges his way but the master of strawb style ducks low and goes against the ropes! He leaps into the air for a Superman Punch! Down goes Ranger! Steve with a cover!
Gavin Kirkland: Ranger breaks the count!
Deadprez: Steve will have to do more if he wants to defeat Black Mamba tonight.
Eve: Steve tries to maintain the offensive as he gets up quickly and goes for a running senton on James which connects followed by a running headbutt to the stomach! Odd move from the Bhig Bherry Bhampion who looks more like he stumbled then pulled an unusual move!
Eve: Steve tries to go for a superkick but James grabs the leg that was aimed at his jaw with both hands before throwing it down to the floor with force. He throws a boot to the midsection! He quickly mimics blowing air into a balled fist, pretending to chuck some dice behind him before starting off with a mule kick which connects! He is setting Steve up for a double underhook pump handle! He lifts Steve up! Stalling Facebuster!!! Steve gets slammed down into the ring with force! James transitions with a cover!
Gavin Kirkland: Steve now breaks the count!
Deadprez: James looks like he had seen enough! He is calling for the Coiled Embrace! The Spinning Inverted Figure-4 Leg Lock gets applied tightly on the legs of Strawberry Steve who is screaming in pain! Will he tap out? He is about to-HE DOES!! STEVE TAPPED! RANGER IS THE VICTOR!!!
Referee: ONE! TWO!! THREE!!!
(DING!!! DING!!! DING!!!)
( ‘Raise Up The Lights’ by the Riot Music Team blares and James Ranger gets his arm raised by the official. Soon after his wife steps inside the ring to hug her winning husband.)
Gina Romano: The winner of this bout by submission….JAMES RANNNNNGERRRRRR!!!
Gavin Kirkland: Quite an unusual match this week! But a victory for Black Mamba regardless!
Deadprez: He needed this win to gain momentum ahead of Grand Rampage! This is a good start on his road to the show! Congratulations on the win James! Better luck next time Steve! Maybe if he hadn’t fall asleep…
(The segment cuts into a commercial with Strawberry Steve sleeping on a bed from Sleep Country.In the ad we see a dream bubble where he counts strawberry as a normal man would count sheeps.)
(The camera then opens backstage where we see Lucas Johnson sitting on his own in the locker room, just reflecting on his thoughts, thinking about how he came up short last week of becoming the Interwire Champion. Out of nowhere, a hand grabs him by the shoulder, and it is revealed to be Lucas’ mentor, the Hall of Famer Cage.)
Lucas Johnson: Cage, man, I know you’re disappointed–
Cage: Disappointed? Now why would you think such a thing?
Lucas Johnson: Well, you said last week either I win the title, or else.
Cage: Hey, I was just trying to light a fire up your ass, and clearly, it didn’t work as you came up short. But you need to pick yourself up dude.
Lucas Johnson: It’s not that easy. I knew I could beat Ronan, and it slipped through my fingers, and now the narrative continues that I can’t get the job done when it counts. It seems just like one never ending cycle.
Cage: And that’s why I took you under my wing. I see that fire inside of you that you apparently don’t. You just didn’t want it more than Ronan Malosi, and THAT’S saying something. You want to know an example? You’re sitting here feeling sorry for yourself drowning yourself in pity. I lost to Bethy back at Under Siege and you don’t see me walking around sad do you? I declared for Grand Rampage and finishing the job from last year. I lost to Jon Kelton last week and did I mope around? Nah, I went after him and I beat the hell out of him and sent a message to him and the rest of the Grand Rampage competitors.
(Lucas takes a second to listen to the words from his mentor.)
Cage: Get over it, move on, and earn your next opportunity like you did back at Under Siege. I know of a match where you’ll be perfect in to cement your legacy. Just imagine me and you together in it…
Lucas Johnson: Grand Rampage.
Lucas Johnson: Me and you?
Cage: We’re both dangerous mothafuckas with something to prove in it, and with both of us working together, there’s not a soul who can stop us in it.
Lucas Johnson: And if it comes down to the two of us?
Cage. WHEN. WHEN we’re the final two, I guess with both of us having something to prove, we’re gonna see who truly wants it more then I suppose.
(Lucas stands to come face to face with Cage.)
Lucas Johnson: I’m in.
(Cage shoves Lucas.)
Cage: That’s what I like to hear. We got some work to do.
(Cage exits as Lucas follows as the camera transitions elsewhere.)
(The camera opens up to show Kyra Phillips waiting patiently for her guests to arrive.)
???: Kyra, baby hurry up we’ve got places to be.
(The camera turns to show Londyn Zelaya and Jon Kelton step into view.)
Kyra Phillips: Well alright then. Ladies and Gentlemen my guests at this time, Jon Kelton and Londyn Zelaya. I was hoping we could get a little insight on what transpired last week between you and Cage, as well as your thoughts on your opponent for tomorrow, TLA.
Jon Kelton: The truth is, no one, gives a damn about Cage. But that isn’t why I did what I did. No- my reasoning is actually far deeper than that. Because if I really wanted to, I could have ended Cage’s entire career in the blink of an eye. But I don’t want to go that route, I want to embarrass him in front of hundreds of thousands of fans, millions watching at home. I want him to know and understand that he never, and I mean never was better than me, and at Grand Rampage that sentiment will never have been more true.
Kyra Phillips: So do you have any regrets about how everything went down?
Jon Kelton: No. No regrets. Because no one cared when I was out there fighting my hardest, doing things the right way, AND BEING CHEATED, out of opportunity after opportunity. So why should they care now when I do the exact same thing, they were so nonchalant about others doing?
Kyra Phillips: But how will your fans feel about this new change in attitude? A lot of people look up to you?
Jon Kelton: And if they choose not to support me then that’s on them, it doesn’t make me lose any sleep at all. Londyn what about you?
Londyn Zelaya: Sleeping like a baby.
Jon Kelton: At the end of the day this is who I am, and I’m no longer going to water myself down, trying to appease the same people who would rather see me drown. So hate me or love me, it won’t matter. Tomorrow I’m going to run through TLA, and in a few weeks, I’m going to run through twenty-nine other elitists, and stake my claim for immortality, when I win the Grand Rampage.
Kyra Phillips: Well there you have it folks, Jon Kelton & Londyn Zelaya… it’s um…always a pleasure.
Londyn Zelaya: I’m sure it is. :mjpls: Pleasures definitely all yours, anyway we have places to be, chat soon Kyra.
(Jon Kelton and Londyn Zelaya walk away as the camera pans back to Kyra Phillips with a look of confusion. The camera pans back to the ring.)
(The camera cuts to Gina Romano in the ring.)
Gina Romano: The following contest is scheduled for…ONE FALL!
Virtual Crowd: ONE FALL!!
(‘No Censor’ by Zone 2 causes the audience to fill the arena with boos as Ryan Matthews makes his way out from the back, not really paying attention to the hate he’s getting as he continues his stride.)
Gina Romano: Introducing first! Hailing out of Sin City, Las Vegas, Nevada, weighing in at 291 pounds…RYAN ‘THE REAPER’ MATTHEWS!!
Deadprez: I gotta say, this Ryan fella gives me vibes of someone else, I truly just can’t put my finger on it yet.
Gavin Kirkland: I can, he gives me vibes of legend in the making.
Eve: He’s one of the true in ring powerhouses we have around here in EAW currently, and tonight he looks to out power Bronson Daniels.
Deadprez: I’m sure someone needs to tell him that, from what I’ve heard, the dude thinks he’s going head-to-head with Jon Kelton. :dahell:
(Ryan settles in the ring, awaiting his opponent who’s music soon blares as the crowd goes berserk for ‘Runnin’ by 21 Savage and Metro Boomin, and a smiling Bronson Daniels comes out from the curtain before heading to the ring.)
Gina Romano: And his opponent! Residing in Brooklyn, New York, weighing in at 210 pounds…THE FREE LIGHTER…BRONSON DANIELS!!
Deadprez: Last week, Bronson Daniels defeated Kensington Calhoun-Astor to punch his ticket for Grand Rampage, earning a shot at Ronan Malosi’s Interwire Championship. This week, Bronson Daniels looks to build even more momentum towards said match by scoring a win over Ryan Matthews here.
Eve: Yeah, and if I’m being honest, Ryan Matthews may just be the perfect opponent for Bronson Daniels heading into Grand Rampage. I mean, he shares some similarities with Ronan Malosi in the sense that both try to use strength to their advantage in matches.
Deadprez: Yeah, but at least Ronan Malosi has…some brains to back up his brawn, we have yet to see any of that on display from Mr. Matthews here.
Eve: Yeah, but he may surprise us tonight. He has only had one match thus far in EAW, and he can use his last match with Voltaire as learning experience. And if he beats Daniels, this could potentially put him in contention for the Interwire Championship.
(‘Runnin’ fades out as Bronson Daniels gets down from the corner after doing his pose and locks eyes with Matthews in the opposite corner. The referee makes sure both men are ready before signaling for the bell to ring.)
(DING! DING! DING!)
Eve: THERE’S THE BELL AND RYAN IS IMMEDIATELY LOOKING TO CHARGE BRONSON DANIELS IN HIS CORNER, BUT DANIELS IS TWO STEPS AHEAD WITH A DROP TOE HOLD THAT SENDS MATTHEWS FACE-FIRST INTO THE MIDDLE TURNBUCKLE! RYAN IS HURTING AFTER THAT AND BRONSON DANIELS TAKES THIS TIME TO POST IN THE OPPOSITE CORNER, WAITING FOR MATTHEWS TO TURN AROUND!
Deadprez: HE GETS HIS WISH AS MATTHEWS STUMBLES OUT OF THE CORNER AND TURNS AROUND INTO CHROME HEARTS TAG! BRONSON DANIELS CONNECTED NOTHING BUT FLUSH WITH THAT SPINNING ROUNDHOUSE KICK!
Eve: MATTHEWS IS DOWN AND GETS LIFTED UP OFF THE GROUND BY BRONSON DANIELS FOR THE LIFTING DOUBLE UNDERHOOK GUTBUSTER! AND RYAN MATTHEWS MAY HAVE- NO, JUST HAS GOTTEN THE WIND TAKEN OUT OF HIS SAILS WITH SAVAGE MODE! AND BRONSON DANIELS MAKES THE COVER!!
Eve: What the? Bronson Daniels just raised Matthews’ shoulder off the mat!
Gavin Kirkland: I don’t get it, why would he do that? He had the match won right then and there.
(Bronson Daniels looks into the camera.)
Bronson Daniels: Aye, Ronan! I know you’re watching, this is for you!
Eve: Bronson Daniels eyes Ryan Matthews from the corner behind him as it looks like Bronson Daniels is using Matthews to send a message here!
Deadprez: Ryan is able to bring himself to a kneeling position, AND BRONSON DANIELS RAMS THE BACK OF HIS ELBOW INTO THE SIDE OF MATTHEWS’ HEAD! AND RYAN MATTHEWS LOOKS AS IF HE’S GONNA NEED SOME LIFE SUPPORT AFTER THAT, BRONSON DANIELS FINALLY MAKES THE COVER ONCE MORE, AND I BELIEVE THIS WILL BE THE FINAL TIME!
(DING! DING! DING!)
Gina Romano: HERE’S YOUR WINNER…BRONSON DANIELS!!
(‘Runnin’ by 21 Savage and Metro Boomin plays again to a loud ovation from the EAW audience as Bronson Daneils gets his hand raised by the ref, looking over his shoulder to be certain Ronan won’t be able to pull the same thing he did last week.)
Deadprez: Well, tonight didn’t necessarily go the way of Ryan “The Reaper” and I’m sure he’s gonna be looking to take to social media to voice his displeasure soon.
Gavin Kirkland: I’d be surprised if he even remembers his login info after the elbow Daniels gave him there.
Eve: Yeah, Bronson Daniels set out to make a statement and make a statement he most certainly did at Ryan’s expense.
Deadprez: Yeah, and notice how Ronan Malosi is “mysteriously” nowhere to be found now that Bronson Daniels is expecting an attack from him.
Gavin Kirkland: Aw, give it a rest, Deadprez! The Hot Take King would be out here dropping Bronson Daniels, but he has a match later on tonight.
Deadprez: Didn’t stop him last week. :mjpls:
(Bronson Daniels heads to the back as the medics tend to the unresponsive Ryan Matthews, soon helping him out of the ring and to the backstage area while the camera fades to black.)
(Commercial of Londyn Zalaya advertising her OnlyFans.)
(The camera opens inside the office of Hurricane Hawk, as he is typing on his laptop at his desk, before a sudden knock is heard.)
Hurricane Hawk: Come in.
(The crowd cheers as Dr. Bethany Blue and Nurse Goldstein enter the office of the new General Manager. Hawk and Dr. Bethany Blue exchange smiles as Hawk extends his hand as Bethany shakes it.)
Hurricane Hawk: Dr. Bethany Blue, it’s amazing to meet you. It’s a shame you came into this company just as I got pushed out of my position in my first term as GM. I still watched and was a fan of your work, and glad to have you on my roster.
Dr. Bethany Blue: Means a lot, and it’s refreshing to finally have an authority figure here who doesn’t play any politics and just lets things play out in the ring. First of all, I just want to thank you for giving me the chance to finally put Ryan Wilson in my rear view mirror, and finally get revenge after the hell he put me through like leaving the love of my life for dead, and suspending me for defending myself.
Hurricane Hawk: My pleasure. It should be a bloodbath between you two out there. Good chance for both of you to get it out of your system.
Nurse Goldstein: She was also serious about what she said last week.
Hurricane Hawk: You must be Nurse Goldstein.
(Hawk extends the hand and she shakes it, before focusing his attention back to Bethany.)
Hurricane Hawk: What exactly?
Dr. Bethany Blue: About how I want championship gold. This has been a rocky season for me, and I’ve gotten the wheels back on track, and after I put Rayn Wilson in my past later on, I want championship gold, I believe I have earned a shot at some gold.
Hurricane Hawk: I agree with you that you have had a strong comeback this season, and it needs to be rewarded in some way. But at the moment, my hands are tied. I can’t do anything for you.
(Bethany crosses her arms.)
Hurricane Hawk: We don’t have anything available right now, but if you stay the course, I am SURE an opportunity will present itself.
Dr. Bethany Blue: An opportunity will present itself huh?
Hurricane Hawk: I’m sure of it. But now, you have a No Holds Barred match to worry about, and I wish you the best of luck in the match.
Dr. Bethany Blue: Thank you. Oh and yeah, the door’s always open if you need a checkup or something.
(Dr. Bethany Blue walks out as Goldstein follows and eyes down Hawk, as Hawk just glares around him as the scene fades back to ringside to the commentary trio.)
(The camera closes in on Deadprez at the commentary table.)
Deadprez: Right now, I want to provide you guys with a medical update with former Interwire Champion, Justin Windgate, who suffered an injury by the hands of Ronan Malosi at Under Siege. Not only that, but Ronan was still feeling the attacks of when Ronan F10ed him from the stage two weeks before Under Siege. Justin has been at home for two weeks recovering from his injuries. Justin, are you able to hear me?
(A split screen separates Deadprez with “East Rutherford, New Jersey” on the left side of the top corner and former Interwire Champion, Justin Windgate with “Detroit, Michigan” on the left side of the top corner as well.)
Justin Windgate: Yes, I can hear you fine.
Deadprez: Justin, I’m glad that you could sit down to talk with us. I guess we can begin this interview by asking you how you’re doing? The last time that we saw you was on the receiving end of an attack by Ronan Malosi at Under Siege, but it’s been two weeks, so any update that you want to give us?
Justin Windgate: I’m hurt, DP. I’m really fucking hurt. Going into Under Siege, people had questions on whether Ronan F10ing me on the side of the stage was going to play factors on my performance, but I refused to go into my title defense and allow people to think that they are going to be see a weakened version of ‘The Xtreme Classic,’ but I tried to hide through the pain and focus on the match. I did that, I lost the match and my ribs feel like fucking hell. My ribs feel like I got hit by a car. A few days after Under Siege was when I felt the pain becoming excruciating worse. It hurt to get myself out of bed and go on with my daily activities such as walking and working out. I was quite bed written for a few days after Under Siege, but slowly, I’ve been regaining my energy, trying to slowly go back to my normal routines. There’s a part of me that’s lucky that the pain wasn’t more serious. It was the same thing that my doctors told me before walking into my title defense at Under Siege. When they cleared me, I figured it was “great, cool” and I never thought that I would find myself in the same situation any time soon. I was more focused on getting myself cleared, so I can place my focus and energy to my title match, but I never did think that Under Siege would be where my title reign ended and I never expected myself to lose my championship to… Ronan Malosi, out of all people.
Deadprez: As I mentioned, Ronan Malosi put on an excellent performance and dethroned your reign as Interwire Champion, but after the match, it seemed unnecessary to hit you with a third Death-Ro, but what is your opinion on that?
Justin Windgate: There was some part of me that hoped that Ronan Malosi would show a bit of humility following his first championship win, but it seemed like Ronan Malosi’s character to kick someone when they’re already down or in my case, injure them when they’re obviously injured after the match. At the end of the day, I knew the man that I was facing and it was a man who threw me to the side of the stage and left my status going into Under Siege in question. I knew that I would be getting a different version of Ronan Malosi and from the match, I got EXACTLY that. This man didn’t have losing in his mind. He knew that when facing one of the brightest stars on Showdown, he was going to need to exceed all the expectations that people have on what to expect from him. He knew that people were going to look at this match and believe that Ronan was going to lose another title defense, but he was on a whole other level that night. The week after he F10ed me off the stage, I saw him trying to get the Interwire Championship without having to defeat me for the title. That rubbed me the wrong way because I knew that I could still go out there and compete. I knew that I could be medically cleared before Under Siege and I would go on to defend and retain my championship. At any possibility, I had to be cleared to compete at Under Siege, I was going to do that. I didn’t really pay attention to the doctors saying that they ‘advise’ me on not to compete at Under Siege. Ronan would have LOVED to see me get taken out of the match, but I am not someone that likes to take the advice of other people, especially from doctors and medical professionals. Nothing keeps me down from stepping into that ring and doing one of the things that I love and that’s wrestling.
Deadprez: What’s your thoughts on Ronan Malosi being the Interwire Champion?
Justin Windgate: Are we really going to live in a world where Ronan Malosi is going to enter Pain for Pride as the Interwire Champion? Who had Ronan Malosi being a champion in their 2021 bingo card? I certainly didn’t and in my bingo card, there’s a ton of crazy shit that’s in there and I may have had a blunt or two when I did the bingo card? :lupe: But, Ronan had ONE good night. He was the man at the right place or time. He saw something that he could take advantage of and he took it. It was smart on his part, but let’s not forget that it took two Death-Ros to keep me down and even then, I managed to sit myself after. Despite finding myself defeated, I refuse to stay down. I tried to pick myself up, but I need the assistance of the medical personnel to help me. With a new General Manager on the horizon, I do think that it’s going to be difficult for Ronan to keep that title in the long run. One mistake and it’s going to cost him the title. I know that Ronan’s fifteen minutes of fame will run out before he finds himself directionless again.
Deadprez: Any update on when we will see you compete again?
Justin Windgate: At the minimum, the doctors won’t clear me until Grand Rampage. It sucks that I can’t put my rematch clause in for the Interwire Championship since Bronson Daniels already has the opportunity to face Ronan and try to take the title from him and the match already set, but when one door closes, another one opens. Now, I gotta worry about the next step in my career and that’s becoming World Champion. Within the past two weeks, I’ve heard people declaring their names for the Grand Rampage and why not just throw my hat in it? I am declaring myself for Grand Rampage, DP.
(The virtual crowd cheers at another loved name joining the Grand Rampage match.)
Deadprez: What an announcement! Justin Windgate has declared himself for the Grand Rampage match! Do you have any messages for the other competitors in the match?
Justin Windgate: I’m going to return better than ever, DP. As much as Under Siege sucked, it almost seemed like a blessing in disguise for me. It’s given me a bit of an opportunity to heal some nagging injuries that I had as well as recover from the injuries that Ronan gave me. That’s something that all the other participants will need to take under consideration. I am going to be providing the extra advantage of not having to compete in these so-called ‘Grand Rampage Preview’ matches, but that doesn’t mean that I won’t be scouting the competition, doing the homework from the sake of my home in Detroit. No one is going to need to worry about any ring rust because I’m ready to give the smoke to any Elitists who step up to me. I am going to outlast the twenty-nine other competitors in this match and earn my spot in the Pain for Pride main event. I’ve heard all of the talk about people who believe that I am more than destined to take my spot in the World Championship picture and I am not going to let someone like Ronan Malosi ruin my story and keep me down. No one is capable of keeping Justin Windgate down, but it will be fun to see every Elitist in the Grand Rampage do that.
Deadprez: Justin, it was nice to hear from you. I wish you a speedy recovery and good luck with Grand Rampage.
Justin Windgate: Thank you.
(The scene fades to a commercial advertising TGI Fridays, before Ronan Malosi steps in and cuts it off screaming “NO!”)
(The camera opens to see Gina Romano standing inside the ring ready to announce the next match.)
Gina Romano: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN THE FOLLOWING CONTEST IS SCHEDULED FOR ONE FALL…. AND IT IS A NO HOLDS BARRED MATCH!!!
Gina Romano: Introducing first, from Montreal, Quebec, Canada … weighing in at Two Hundred- Twenty Pounds.. RRRRYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYAAAAAANNNNN WIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIILLLLLLLLLLLLLLSSSSSSSSSSSSOOOOONNNN!!!!!!!
(‘The Only Thing They Fear Is You’ by Mick Gordon plays as Ryan Wilson makes his way down the ramp as the virtual crowd expresses their resentment and dislike for him.)
Deadprez: Ryan Wilson’s entire world was flipped upside down, at Under Siege, and it’s seeming like he’s struggling to put the pieces of his life and purpose back together, but a win here tonight will definitely push him in the right direction!
Eve: While that is true, a loss here tonight could have just the opposite effect, it’s not going to be easy to beat a motivated Dr. Bethany Blue!
Gina Romano: AND HIS OPPONENT, from Boca Raton, Florida, weighing in at One Hundred- Twenty-Five Pounds… DOCTOR BEEEEETTTTTTHHHHHHAAAAAAANNNNYYYY BBBBBLLLLLLLLUUUUUUUUUUEEEEEEE!!!
(‘The Only Thing They Fear is You’ fades as ‘ Bad Medicine ‘ by Bon Jovi plays and Dr. Bethany Blue makes her way down the ring receiving cheers and praise from the virtual audience.)
Gavin Kirkland: She could give me a physical anytime anyday :ahh:
Deadprez: She is set out for revenge tonight. Don’t forget the hell Ryan Wilson put this woman through during his tenure as the General Manager. And tonight, this is her chance to finally rid Ryan from her life and get that closure she needs, but will she be able to get it? We’re about to find out!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Deadprez: No Holds Barred here tonight, that means anything goes! As Ryan Wilson charges at Bethany Blue– who jumps pulls down the top rope sending Ryan Wilson to the outside— WAIT BETHANY LAUNCHES HERSELF AT RYAN WILSON NOW AND KNOCKS HIM DOWN WITH A VAULTING PLANCHA!!! This match just started and these elitists are already trying to kill each other!
Eve: Ryan Wilson can barely believe his eyes– in the matter of mere seconds he went from trying to take charge to being at Bethany Blue’s mercy! Bethany Blue isn’t stopping there as she grabs Ryan Wilson by the head and practically muscles him over to the steel steps and SMASHES HIS FACE INTO THEM! Bethany Blue is letting off months and months of frustration here, and Ryan Wilson is absolutely at her mercy, as she continues pounding his face into those metal, unforgiving steel steps!
Gavin Kirkland: I wish she’d pound m–
Deadprez: Dr. Bethany Blue is like a woman on fire here tonight! As she picks up Ryan Wilson once more and whips him into the barricade NEARLY BREAKING IT ON IMPACT! Ryan Wilson has got to try to find a way to get back into this match here tonight!
Eve: Wait a minute, Dr. Bethany Blue is looking for a weapon of some sort, as she goes under the ring, and pulls out a….OH MY GOD…. THATS A…
Gavin Kirkland: …THATS A TABLE WRAPPED IN BARBED WIRE! WHAT HORRIFIC— KINKY— THINGS DOES BETHANY BLUE HAVE IN STORE FOR RYAN WILSON HERE TONIGHT?
Deadprez: Dr. Bethany Blue slides in the ring, and begins setting up that table in the middle of the ring, as we see Ryan Wilson struggling on the outside to make it back up to his feet— Bethany slides out from the ring to the outside to go get Ryan Wilso— NO RYAN WILSON GRABS BETHANY BY HER TRUNKS AND THROWS HER FACE FIRST INTO THE BARRICADE!
Eve: Ryan Wilson was playing possum to an extent! Look as Ryan Wilson lifts Bethany Blue up and drops her torso first on that barricade, knocking the air out of her lungs— before charging at her and OH MY GOD— RYAN WILSON WITH A RUNNING SUPERKICK THAT DAMN NEAR KNOCKS BETHANY BLUE’S HEAD CLEAN OFF HER SHOULDERS! Ryan Wilson used every muscle in his body for that kick, and I think Bethany Blue is out!
Gavin Kirkland: Ryan Wilson rolls Bethany back into the ring, before going for the pin!!!
Deadprez: BETHANY BLUE KICKS OUT AT TWO! Ryan Wilson understands beating Bethany Blue is no easy feat, as he rolls out of the ring, and goes under it, and pulls out a steel chair– wait not just that, Ryan Wilson has a kendo stick as well! Ryan Wilson slides back into the ring, with his weapons, and drops the steel chair before approaching Bethany Blue with the kendo stick– and he strikes her with it, and Bethany Blue lets out a blood-curdling scream, but Ryan Wilson doesn’t care, Ryan Wilson continues swinging that kendo stick, and you can already see the welts forming on the back of Bethany Blue! Her entire back is red and bruised, and Ryan Wilson still has not stopped swinging away with that Kendo Stick!
Eve: RYAN WILSON IS A MAD MAN, I STOPPED KEEPING TRACK OF HOW MANY TIMES HE’S STRUCK BETHANY BLUE WITH THAT KENDO STICK BUT IT’S BEEN AT LEAST 40 TIMES! AND DR. BETHANY BLUES BACK LOOKS LIKE SOMETHING OUT OF A DAMN HORROR MOVIE!
Gavin Kirkland: Ryan Wilson drops that kendo stick, and picks up the steel chair, man you people say I’m off but this guy is just plain sick!
Deadprez: Ryan Wilson picks up the steel chair and— sits down on it?? Ryan Wilson has a big stupid grin on his face, look at him. He’s enjoying this! He wants to get into Bethany’s head, he wants to break her spirit! And he’s doing a damn good job, as he kicks his feet up on the torso of Bethany Blue from a seated position in that chair! That is technically a pin attempt! The referee slides over to count!
Eve: HOW IN THE WORLD DID BETHANY BLUE MANAGE TO KICK OUT OF THAT!!? Ryan Wilson CANNOT believe his eyes right now! Bethany Blue is a bleeding battered mess, and still Ryan Wilson isn’t able to put her away!
Gavin Kirkland: Wait- maybe you spoke too soon, Eve, Ryan Wilson picks Bethany up…CHAOS THEORY— THE CUTTER CONNEC— WAIT… Bethany Blue holds onto Ryan Wilson’s waist and instead throws him onto that still seated steel chair! And Ryan’s back just contorted to accommodate that steel!
Deadprez: Bethany Blue still has some fight in her as she folds that steel chair now, and goes to work on chopping down Ryan Wilson! BETHANY SWINGS THAT STEEL CHAIR STRAIGHT INTO THE FACE OF RYAN WILSON AND OH MY GOD…RYAN WILSON IS A CRIMSON MASK! RYAN WILSON IS BLEEDING PROFUSELY HERE, BUT I DONT THINK BETHANY COULD CARE LESS! CAUSE BETHANY SWINGS THAT CHAIR ONCE MORE WITH ALL HER MIGHT– AND HE DENTS AROUND THE HEAD OF RYAN WILSON! STEEL MEETS FLESH AND BONE AND I DON’T THINK ANYONE WON THAT BATTLE! RYAN WILSON IS LEAKING HERE TONIGHT, BLOOD IS LITERALLY DRENCHING HIS FACE, AND BETHANY BLUE’S BACK LOOKS LIKE SOMETHING OUT OF A SAW MOVIE! BUT NONETHELESS, THESE TWO ARE OUT HERE TRYING TO PUT ON A HEROIC DISPLAY!
Eve: THIS TIME IT’S BETHANY BLUE WHO GOES FOR THE COVER ON RYAN WILSON! THIS MATCH IS OVER!
Gavin Kirkland: RYAN WILSON BARELY! JUST BARELY GETS HIS SHOULDER UP BEFORE THE THREE COUNT! AND NOW ITS BETHANY BLUE WHO CAN’T BELIEVE HER EYES!
DeadPrez: Bethany knows she’s going to have to do something big here to put Ryan Wilson away, so she’s climbing up to the top, SHE’S LOOKING TO GO HIGH RISK! But those open lashes and wounds on her back are slowly down her ascension tremendously, but nonetheless Bethany Blue is fighting through the pain here tonight— but look Ryan Wilson is SOMEHOW BACK ON HIS FEET AND HE MEETS BETHANY BLUE HALFWAY UP THE TURNBUCKLE BEFORE GOING UP HIMSELF! NOW BOTH OF THESE COMPETITORS ARE FIGHTING AND TEETER-TOTTERING NEARLY EIGHT FEEL ABOVE THE RING!
Eve: Bethany punches Ryan Wilson, who starts swaying and falling before Ryan Wilson regains his balance and sends a punch to Bethany Blue which causes her to do the exact same! And now both competitors are trading punches, but someone’s going to hand to get the best of someone here tonight! AND IT LOOKS LIKE IT’S GOING TO BE RYAN WILSON WHO HOOKS THE HEAD OF BETHANY BLUE—- RYAN WILSON IS GOING FOR A SUPERPLEX !! BUT Bethany Blue is still fighting! She’s trying her hardest to escape this, but Ryan Wilson isn’t budging—- RYAN WILSON SHIFTS HIS WEIGHT—-SUPERPLEX THROUGH THE BARBED WIRE TABLE THAT BETHANY BLUE SET UP EARLIER IN THE MATCH!!!
Gavin Kirkland: RYAN WILSON JUST SUPLEXED BETHANY BLUE THROUGH THAT BARBED WIRE TABLE!! THIS MATCH IS OVE—
Deadprez: NO WAIT A MINUTE—-BETHANY BLUE MANAGES TO ESCAPE RYAN WILSON’S GRASP AT THE VERY LAST MINUTE AND SHE COUNTERS THE SUPERPLEX IN MIDAIR AND TURNS IT INTO A DIVING CROSSBODY OF SORTS, SHIFTING HER WEIGHT TO MATCH RYAN WILSONS MOMENTUM! BETHANY BLUE JUST LANDS ON RYAN WILSON AS HE CRASHES THROUGH THAT TABLE UNDER THE PRESSURE OF BOTH OF THEIR WEIGHT!!! BETHANY BLUE IS IN POSITION FOR THE PIN!!!!!!!
Eve: STILL Ryan Wilson somehow finds a way to kick out! These two have such disdain for one another that their hatred alone won’t truly allow them to feel the damage that’s accrued to them tonight, but once that adrenaline is gone, these two are going to be more than sore! Bethany Blue is trying to figure out how to put Ryan Wilson away, Ryan Wilson is trying to figure out how to put Bethany Blue away! This match has culminated into something more than I initially thought was possible! Bethany picks Ryan Wilson up once more… BUT RYAN WILSON KICKS BETHANY BLUE IN THE MIDSECTION…. WHIPLASH!!!! RYAN WILSON JUST STOLE BETHANY BLUE’S OWN MOVE AND USED IT AGAINST HER NOW HE’S GOING FOR THE PIN! HE HOOKS THE LEGS!!!
Gavin Kirkland: NO!! DR. BETHANY BLUE KICKS OUT! BETHANY BLUE KICKS OUT OF HER OWN MOVE! AND RYAN WILSON IS ONCE MORE IN SHOCK AND DISBELIEF!
Deadprez: Ryan Wilson picks Bethany Blue up once more…and whips her into the ropes… Bethany bounces off the ropes and runs back, RYAN WILSON CATCHES HER SNAP POWERSLA— WAIT NO BETHANY COUNTERS AND SLAPS THE HELL OUT OF RYAN WILSON! I think you could call that a BITCH SLAP! And Ryan looks shocked, but he doesn’t get much time to react as Bethany Blue elbows him in the mouth!
Eve: Ryan Wilson’s face is already a bloodied mess, but I think now he may have lost a tooth! Ryan Wilson has his hands over his mouth, and yep! His mouth is now bleeding, he turns around— CHAOS THEORY!! BETHANY BLUE HITS RYAN WILSON WITH HIS OWN FINISHER!!! CHAOS THEORY RIGHT ONTO THE STEEL CHAIR!!!! AND NOW BETHANY STANDS AND MEASURE RYAN! SHE HAS BEEN WAITING FOR THIS MOMENT FOR A LONG TIME! “SAY AHHHHHH!!!!!!” THE MANDIBLE CLAW IS LOCKED ON RYAN!!!! RYAN IS TRYING TO FIGHT IT, BUT HE BEGINS TO FADE AND HIS EYES ROLL OVER! HE’S OUT!!!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
(‘Bad Medicine’ by Bon Jovi hits as Bethany Blue struggles to make it back to her feet.)
Gina Romano: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, THE WINNER OF THIS MATCH…DOOOOCTOOOOOR BEEEEEEETTTHHHAAANNNNYYY BLLLLLLLLUUUUUUEEEEE!!!!
Deadprez: Bethany Blue and Ryan Wilson gave each other more than the other could handle here tonight and it showed! Either one of them could have beaten the other, but tonight was Bethany Blue’s night and she had a lot to prove! Great win and great match!
(The camera shows Bethany Blue having her hand raised as the virtual crowd celebrates her victory )
(The camera fades with one final shot of Bethany Blue looking triumphant before cutting to commercial.)
(Woo-sah Anger Management and Yogo featuring Anger Management expert Chris Elite airs; control your energy, control your destiny :mjgrin:.)
(The camera opens backstage outside of Ronan Malosi’s locker room door. We then see Bronson Daniels, still in his ring gear from earlier with a t-shirt thrown on over him. He’s ready for a fight after the attack Ronan pulled on him after his match with Kensingten last week.)
Bronson Daniels: Time to face the music you bald bitch!
(Before Bronson can open the door, out steps Ronan Malosi’s girlfriend, Alissa Brady, wearing a Ronan Malosi croptop showing off cleavage. She arrogantly steps in the front of Bronson Daniels.)
Alissa Brady: Going somewhere?
Bronson Daniels: Getcho whore ass out of my way, I got a receipt for your little boyfriend.
Alissa Brady: No can do buddy. Ronan is the Interwire Champion, and he has more important things than to sit here and go back and forth with you. He’s about to compete in a Champion vs Champion match with the Answers World Champion, King Kass.
Bronson Daniels: I don’t give a shit, get out of my way or–
Alissa Brady: Or what?! Huh?! You gonna hit a defenseless woman who’s not a wrestler? How big of you do such a thing.
Bronson Daniels: I won’t hesitate.
Alissa Brady: You don’t got the balls.
(Ronan Malosi steps out and stands behind Alissa, wrapping his arms around her neck as the Interwire Title drapes over his shoulder.)
Bronson Daniels: You really hiding behind the tramp? :mjlol:
Ronan Malosi: Don’t talk to the most beautiful woman in the world that way.
Bronson Daniels: Fucking simp.
(Ronan tries to reach out for Bronson, but Alissa holds him back.)
Alissa Brady: Baby! You’re the champ! You’re the champ! He’s not worth it!
Bronson Daniels: Come on, take a shot, I fucking dare ya you bitch!
(Ronan smiles as he backs up back behind Alissa as Alissa gives a smug look at the face of Bronson.)
(Ronan Malosi begins to close his locker room door as he smiles holding the Interwire Title up so Bronson can see it.)
Ronan Malosi: I’ll see you at Grand Rampage.
(Bronson Daniels shakes his head as Bronson is left alone with Alissa again.)
Bronson Daniels: You can run, but your dumbass can’t hide forever. Your fifteen minutes of fame come to an end, so cherish them while you can. I’ll also cherish seeing Kass embarrass you again later tonight.
(Alissa Brady does the beat it motion.)
Bronson Daniels: Slut.
(Bronson walks away from the scene as Alissa clenches her fists before turning around and reentering Ronan’s locker room screaming as the scene fades back to ringside.)
( “Firestorm A” by Herman’s Langschwert, Wolfgang Killian echoes throughout the World 1 Theatre to boos. Ronan Malosi enters the entranceway with the EAW Interwire Championship over his head. He poses on the stage before briefly making his way down to the squared circle.)
Gina Romano: From Cape Town, South Africa, weighing in at 280 pounds.. HE IS THE EAW INTERWIRE CHAMPION.. ROOOOOOOOOOOONANN MALOSII!!
Deadprez: Ronan Malosi is fresh off his first successful championship defence against Lucas Johnson, and now he has a fantastic opportunity against King Kass. I am very certain Malosi is walking into this match looking for revenge. Kassidy is the reason he was knocked out of the King Of Elite tournament, and what a better way to return the favour by asserting himself as the superior champion here on Saturday nights. However, Ronan has been out of character this week and has been silent. But, as everyone always says. Actions speak louder than words.
Gina Romano: AND HIS OPPONENT! From Sydney, Australia, weighing in at 138.5 pounds.. SHE IS THE EAW ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPION… KIIIIIIIIIIIIINGGG KASS!!
( While Malosi prepares himself in the ring, “Monster” by Kanye West blasts through the speakers. She receives a huge pop as she shows up with the EAW Answers World Championship around the waist. She holds it up in the air while approaching the squared circle with a smile on her face. )
Gavin Kirkland: Man. If only I didn’t run out of my lotion a few matches ago.
Eve: About that silence, King Kass must feel somewhat disrespected that Ronan Malosi did not lean into the conversation. This is advertised as a champion versus champion and the fact that Ronan went silent, confused and most likely disrespected Kass. For sure, Kassidy is going to guns blazing into this match and I am excited to see how this match will go. They both had an extremely competitive match in the King Of Elite tournament and we have been anticipating this rematch ever since! Let’s get it over with!
( DING! DING! DING! )
Deadprez: This match is underway as RONAN MALOSI IMMEDIATELY CHARGES IN AT THE BELL!! RONAN MOTIONS FORWARD FOR THE BIG BOOT, BUT KASSIDY SAW IT COMING AND SIDE STEPS! Ronan misses that kick he calls the sleeping pill as he turns around and sees Kassidy coming! KASSIDY SENDS HIM REELING INTO THE CORNER TURNBUCKLES WITH A JUMPING FOREARM SMASH!!! Ronan’s idea backfired as Kassidy comes off the corner adjective to Malosi! MALOSI EATS A FOREARM SMASH TO THE FACE!!!! Kassidy continues to pepper away with the forearm smashes as Ronan is in trouble. Kassidy tries to Irish whip him, but Ronan turns it around and sends her into the other corner. Both champions parlaying in an already intense start to this match as RONAN CHARGES INTO KASSIDY!! KASSIDY GETS HER FEET UP!! BUT RONAN CATCHES HER FOOT AND NAILS HER IN THE JAW WITH AN ELBOW SMASH!! RONAN NOW GRABS HER BY THE OTHER FOOT!! KASSIDY IN A PRECARIOUS POSITION AS SHE IS NOW DANGLING UPSIDE DOWN FROM THE SHOULDERS OF THE INTERWIRE CHAMPION!! THE WORLD CHAMPION IS IN TROUBLE AS RONAN FLIPS HIM OVER FOR THE INVERTED ALABAMA SLAM!!
Eve: Kassidy is able to use the momentum to snatch the top rope and bring both bodies over the top rope with a slingshot of some sort! King Kass and Ronan Malosi deposit on the ringside floor as they both get up to their feet! Ronan swings for a right! Kassidy blocks it and nails him in the chest with a roundhouse kick! AND ANOTHER ONE!! AND ANOTHER ONE!! The world champion is peppering away as Kassidy goes for a final roundhouse kick! Ronan intercepts and grabs her foot. He goes over and under, and hoists the world champion into a powerbomb position! RONAN IS LOOKING TO TOSS HER ACROSS THE THEATRE!! BUT KASSIDY RAINS DOWN HIM WITH A DOWNFALL OF PUNCHES!! Ronan is stunned, but he continues to hold Kassidy up into the air. He sees that tossing her over is not a viable option and just drops her onto the apron. Kassidy is able to land safely as she gets up to her feet. Ronan turns around! KASSIDY CHARGES FOR A SPEAR!! RONAN JUMPS OUT OF THE WAY AND KASSIDY GOES HEAD FIRST INTO THE STEEL STEPS!!
Deadprez: BUT KASSIDY STOPS HERSELF IN HER TRACKS! That would’ve not ended well for the world champion, but look what lies behind! RONAN BEGINS TO STOMP AND CHARGE LIKE A DAMN MACK TRUCK INTO THE DIRECTION!! BUT KASSIDY GETS OUT OF THE WAY AND RONAN IS THE ONE WHO GOES CRASHING INTO THE STEEL STEPS! RONAN SCREAMING IN PAIN AS HE WENT SHOULDER FIRST INTO THE STEEL STEPS. KASSIDY NOW PULLS HIM UP TO HIS FEET!! SHE STICKS HER ELBOW INTO THE BACK OF HIS NECK. KASSIDY GRABS HIM BY THE WAIST!! AND WOW!! THE POWER OF THE WORLD CHAMPION!! KING KASS DEPOSITS RONAN OVER THE BARRICADE AND ONTO THE CONCRETE FLOOR WITH A RELEASE GERMAN SUPLEX!! King Kass with her monster strength that people always continue to underestimate as Ronan Malosi is getting dominated in this match thus far! Ronan doesn’t even know where he is as Kassidy slides back into the ring. Malosi gingerly emerges to his feet while Kassidy has something in mind! WHAT DOES THE WORLD CHAMPION HAVE IN MIND HERE!?!
Gavin Kirkland: MY MAJESTY LEAPS ONTO THE TOP ROPE!!! AND SPRINGBOARDS AWAY!! AND SHE SOARS OVER THE BARRICADE AND ONTO RONAN MALOSI WITH A CROSSBODY!! RONAN MALOSI IS DOWN AND OUT!! WHAT A HIGH RISK MANEUVER AND IT CERTAINLY PAID OFF FOR MY KING OF ELITE!! Ronan Malosi just got pancaked onto the ringside floor, but both individuals took a fall onto the concrete floor. Kassidy gets up to her feet and grabs Malosi. She tosses him over the barricade and inserts him back into the ring. Kassidy springboards off the top rope! AND TAKES HIM DOWN WITH A SPRINGBOARD CLOTHESLINE!! SPRINGBOARD CLOTHESLINE DECKS THE INTERWIRE CHAMPION AS KASSIDY DOES NOT ELECT TO GO FOR THE COVER!! Interesting choice by the King as she now stands in the corner.
Eve: King Kass is looking to do more damage to her opponent. Ronan is sluggishly getting up to his feet while KASSIDY MANEUVERS HER BODY UP THE TURNBUCKLES!! AND SHE FLOATS OVER FOR THE MOONSAULT!! TOP-ROPE MOONSAULT!! BUT IT IS DENIED AS RONAN CATCHES HER IN MID-AIR!! THE INTERWIRE CHAMPION SWINGS HER OVER!! WAIT!! KASS GRABS HIS HEAD IN MID-AIR AND SPINS HIM AROUND!! AND SPIKES HIM DOWN ONTO THE TOP OF HIS HEAD WITH A TORNADO DDT!! WHAT A SATELLITE DDT AS KASSIDY GETS UP TO HER FEET!! AND SHE SPRINGBOARDS OFF THE SECOND ROPE!! AND LANDS A BEAUTIFUL MOONSAULT ACROSS THE CHEST OF THE INTERWIRE CHAMPION!! KING KASS GOES FOR THE FIRST COVER IN THIS MATCH!!
Deadprez: KICK-OUT!! Kassidy starts to become frustrated as she gets up and STARTS STOMPING AWAY THE CHAMPION!! KASSIDY GRABS BOTH ARMS AND JUST BEGINS TO STOMP AND STOMP ONTO HER OPPONENT! This is pure brutality from the King Of Elite as the referee now separates. BUT KASSIDY FOLLOWS IT UP WITH A HUGE PUNT KICK TO THE SIDE OF RONAN’S HEAD!! RONAN HAS TO BE DONE BUT KASSIDY HAS NO INTENTIONS ON LETTING THIS MATCH GET DONE AND OVER WITH ANY TIME SOON!! KASSIDY GRABS THE ARM AND GOES FOR THE CROSS ARMBREAKER!! GAWD’S GIFT!! BUT RONAN PUSHES HER AWAY AND ROLLS HER UP WITH A SCHOOL BOY COVER!! OH NO!! THIS COULD BE IT!!
Deadprez: KICK-OUT!! AND KASSIDY HITS THE PAINFULLY EVER AFTER!! KASSIDY IMMEDIATELY HIT THE CURB STOMP AS SHE GOT OUT OF THE SCHOOL BOY COVER AND RONAN IS OUT!! BUT KASSIDY CAN’T COVER HIM AS HE INSTINCTIVELY ROLLED OUT OF THE RING! Kassidy is pissed off as she rolls out of the ring. Ronan is trying to collect his thoughts as he’s on all fours!! KASSIDY JUMPS OFF THE TOP OF THE STEEL STEPS AND DRIVES RONAN’S HEAD INTO THE RINGSIDE FLOOR WITH ANOTHER CURB STOMP!! A SECOND PAINFULLY EVER AFTER AS KASSIDY NOW BRINGS HIM INTO THE RING!! KASSIDY MAY BE CLOSING INTO A QUICK VICTORY!!
Eve: BUT LOOK!! RONAN IS INSTINCTIVELY STAYING OUT OF THE SQUARED CIRCLE AS KASSIDY NOW STEPS BACK OUT ONTO THE APRON!! RONAN IS JUST TRYING TO SURVIVE IN THIS MATCH!! BUT KASSIDY SPRINTS ACROSS THE APRON!! AND SPIKES HIS SKULL ONTO THE HARDEST PART OF THE RING WITH A CURB STOMP!! A THIRD PAINFULLY EVER AFTER ONTO THE APRON AS SHE NOW BRINGS HIM BACK INTO THE RING!! RONAN IS JUST DEAD WEIGHT AT THIS POINT!! BUT KASSIDY IS NOT DONE YET!! RONAN IS BARELY ON ALL FOURS IN THE CENTER OF THE RING AS KASSIDY IS JUST COLLECTING THE SCRAPS!! KASSIDY REBOUNDS OFF THE ROPES!! SOARS INTO THE AIR!! AND STOMPS RONAN OUT IN THE CENTER OF THE RING!! A FOURTH PAINFULLY EVER AFTER AND YOU MIGHT AS WELL COUNT TO ONE FUCKING THOUSAND! BOTH SHOULDERS ARE DOWN!!
Deadprez: KING KASS LETS GO OF RONAN MALOSI AT THE LAST SECOND!! THIS IS THE SAME THING SHE DID TO DANTE FORD!! THIS IS JUST INSULT TO INJURY AT THIS POINT AS RONAN MALOSI IS BASICALLY OUT!! KASSIDY WITH A VICIOUS LOOK ON HER FACE AS SHE HOOKS THE ARM!! MALOSI IS ESSENTIALLY SUBCONSCIOUS WITH THOSE FOUR CONSECUTIVE CURB STOPS!! KASSIDY CINCHES IN THE ARM BAR!! THE GAWD’S GIFT IS LOCKED IN AND RONAN MALOSI QUICKLY TAPS OUT!! KASSIDY WINS THIS CHAMPION VERSUS CHAMPION MATCH WITH EASE!!
( DING! DING! DING! )
( “Monster” by Kanye West plays to a surprised pop as King Kass wastes no time in getting out of the ring. She takes her EAW Answers World Championship away from ringside and makes her way up the ringside while Ronan Malosi has just gained consciousness. )
Gina Romano: HERE IS YOUR WINNER.. BY SUBMISSION!! KASSSSSSSSIDYY HEART!!
Gavin Kirkland: WOW!!
Deadprez: What an interesting champion versus champion match and I don’t think I have ever seen such a one-sided version of it. Kassidy Heart made Ronan Malosi’s silence pay with pure domination. Heart proved tonight that you do not bet against the King, or you shall meet the same fate as the EAW Interwire Champion.
Eve: Exactly! Heart wins this champion versus champion match with ease and domination and she moves on to bigger and better things!
(Commercial break advertising Voltage tomorrow night.)
(Showdown comes back from commercial break as ‘We Appreciate Power’ by Grimes blasts through the speakers. The crowd cheers as Consuela Rose Ava makes her way out to the stage with a smile on her face as she does so. She points around to the virtual crowd before looking towards the ring and making her way down the ramp and towards it. She circles around before making her way up the steel steps and entering into the ring. She stops at the center of the ring and scans the crowd with a smile on her face before being handed a mic from the timekeeper’s area. After a bit ‘We Appreciate Power’ fades out and Consuela makes her way over to the center of the ring, letting the crowd cheer just a little bit longer, before she begins to speak)
Consuela Rose Ava: I figure I should talk about what happened last week, but it should be pretty self explanatory. I came out there and I threw myself into the Answers World Championship picture, a spot which I believe I deserve by the way. There’s not much to repeat other than the same sentiments that I’ve repeated before, but I feel the need to say them again because why not. :wow: I was standing backstage last week listening to King Kass speak her mind on wanting to be challenged and pushed to her limit but believing that it wasn’t going to happen. Then que the music, and there I was. I stated exactly what I thought and I spoke my mind, and that was the fact that I was World Championship ready. Now, as much as anyone and their mother can say it, I firmly believe that. I firmly believed and still do believe that somehow, someway, I would be a World Champion, and that fell right into place now come Grand Rampage.
(The crowd continues to show their support for ‘The Perfectionist’ as she once again looks around with the same smile plastered on her face, taking a moment before continuing)
Consuela Rose Ava: King Kass can say that she’s on a whole other level, she can say that she’s one of the best, not just female, but elitist in this entire company. But as clairvoyant as it may sound, the time will come for me to have the Answers World Championship firmly around my waist. And her being the apparent best and “in another league” is not going to stop me from getting there. Because it didn’t really matter if Jack Ripley retained or King Kass won the title, I was still going to find my way into the title picture and here I am. Because if there was a time more than ever to come to this realization that I can be World Champion? It’s now. I’ve talked constantly about how Season 14 has been a coming of age for me, how I’ve developed and grown since then, fine tuning myself to damn near perfection, and with that? I’ve gained the confidence I’ve always lacked to take the leap into the World Title picture.
Consuela Rose Ava: Now as good as being Interwire Champion and a multiple time Specialists Championship may look on paper, it’s not enough for me. I stay complacent for a good reason and that’s because the one position I believe I can reach has not quite exactly been reached just yet. There’s still so much to do and at Grand Rampage beating King Kass for the Answers World Championship will knock the top thing off my bucket list of “must-do’s” in my wrestling career. Because just as I was out to prove that my ceiling wasn’t just the Specialists Championship when I went in search of the Interwire Championship, I’m here to prove my ceiling isn’t the Interwire or Specialists Championship either, that I can do more than just that. You never want to live with “what ifs” dangling over your head. You never know if you don’t step out of your comfort zone. It’s taken a long time, I’ve grown, developed, but now more than ever I feel that I’m ready, and that’s a lot coming from myself.
Consuela Rose Ava: I’ve challenged the best and I’ve beaten the best and that’s when I knew I was ready. Winning at Under Siege gave me that satisfaction that I desired and beating Xavier Williams last week only helped that, I feel that I’m ready. I’m ready for whatever King Kass has to throw at me come Grand Rampage and believe me when I say she better be ready for whatever I throw back at her in response. Because she is going to be seeing a Consuela Rose Ava never seen before, because an opportunity like this doesn’t come and go like this. I will not accept anything less than holding that championship in my hands.. I walk into Grand Rampage with something to prove to everyone, and whether anybody likes it or not, I was meant to be a World Champion. I’ve prided myself on being on that level like the rest and it was only a matter of “when”, the perfect opportunity, I’ve always loved making sure I painstakingly chose my points. And what better than Grand Rampage. You know, Grand Rampage, the exact event last year when I cashed in my 24/7 Contract to win the Interwire Championship. Albeit not in the most flattering way :krabs: but hey it works. And just as I won a title last year, consider that the same this year. When I pin King Kass’ shoulders clean to the mat, and from there, become your new Answers World Champion.
(Consuela drops her mic down as “We Appreciate Power’ plays up once more. She smiles as she rolls out of the ring and looks around from the bottom of the ramp to the excited virtual crowd after what they just heard from Consuela. She nods as she makes a Championship gesture around her waist, before making her way up the ramp as that’s the last thing seen before Showdown transitions to elsewhere from there.)
(Final commercial break.)
(The camera cuts to Gina Romano in the ring.)
Gina Romano: The following contest is scheduled for…ONE FALL!!
Virtual Crowd: ONE FALL!!
(‘Gangsta’ by New Years Day plays to a positive reaction from the virtual fans to Ms. Extreme as she makes her way down to the ring, looking a mix of confident yet focused for the match ahead against Raven Roberts.)
Gina Romano: Introducing first! Hailing out of Calabasas, California, weighing in at 135 pounds…SHE IS THE RED QUEEN…MS. EXTREME!!!
Deadprez: This week, Hurricane Hawk and Captain Charisma made a deal and what a deal it was, allowing Ms. Extreme to be here on Showdown to give the fans a little Grand Rampage preview. A battle between two Beating Heart sisters.
Gavin Kirkland: Believe me, no one is more excited than me. :mjlit:
Eve: I’m gonna hope you’re talking about the match. But still, this is a Grand Rampage preview, but this might as well be Grand Rampage altogether because neither of these women are gonna hold anything back in this match tonight.
Deadprez: You got it, they’re both in this for a common goal and that’s gaining momentum towards the big event. For Ms. Extreme, it would be huge for her to knock off a former World Champion and Cash in the Vault winner. And for Raven Roberts, it would be big for her to knock off someone the caliber of Ms. Extreme and help prove that Showdown is the best brand running around here in EAW.
(‘Gangsta’ fades out and into ‘In My Bones’ by The Score as the crowd goes berserk for the EAW Hall of Famer, who makes her way down to the ring, clearly anticipating the match with Extreme as much as the fans are.)
Gina Romano: And her opponent! Residing out of Atlanta, Georgia, weighing in at 134 pounds…SHE IS THE BIRD OF PREY…RAVEN ROBERTS!!!
Gavin Kirkland: She can swoop me up any day of the week. :shaq:
Eve: :dahell: We talked about how Raven Roberts is looking for the momentum going into Grand Rampage, but speaking of Grand Rampage, it is documented that Raven Roberts could be a favorite going into that match.
Deadprez: I’m not surprised, Raven is nothing but determined going into Grand Rampage, and who isn’t? Raven says she’s coming to get back her top spot she wasn’t ready to give up when she left. She’s main evented Pain for Pride in the past, and wants to do it for a second straight year.
(Raven Roberts settles in the ring as ‘In My Bones’ cuts off, staring down Ms. Extreme from across the ring, both women having small smirks on their faces, given their friendship. The referee soon signals for the bell.)
(DING! DING! DING!)
Eve: There’s the bell and both women begin to circle each other around the ring, but both aren’t long to make a move, initiating a collar-and-elbow tie up. Both women jockey for position before Ms. Extreme manages to back “The Bird of Prey” into the corner! The referee is quick to get involved and we get a rare clean break between these two with Extreme backing up to the center of the ring.
Deadprez: Raven is short to follow her there as the two lock horns once more in the collar-and-elbow! Ms. Extreme goes behind Roberts with a rear waist lock, Roberts manages to go behind with a rear waist lock of her own, however! Ms. Extreme gets herself out of this predicament though with a snapmare and rear chinlock on the seated Roberts!
Eve: Ms. Extreme soon needs to transition to a side headlock as Raven Roberts makes it back to her feet, Raven tries to throw back elbows into the abdomen of Ms. Extreme, but she hangs on to the headlock before Raven bounces her off the ropes! MS. EXTREME COMES BACK WITH A SHOULDER BLOCK THAT KNOCKS ROBERTS DOWN!
Deadprez: Ms. Extreme runs off the ropes beside Roberts- BUT GETS HIP TOSSED TO THE MAT! RAVEN DOES THE BACK HANDSPRING AND WAS LOOKING TO ATTEMPT THE DROPKICK THAT USUALLY FOLLOWS! BUT MS. EXTREME IS QUICK TO ROLL TO THE OUTSIDE, NOT WANTING WHAT SHE KNEW WAS GONNA COME NEXT!
Eve: MS. EXTREME DOESN’T SPEND TOO MUCH TIME ON THE OUTSIDE, HOWEVER, CHARGING BACK INTO THE RING AND AT RAVEN ROBERTS, WHO ATTEMPTS TO TAKE HER DOWN WITH A QUICK CLOTHESLINE IT SEEMS THAT GETS DUCKED UNDER! RAVEN ROBERTS SWINGS WILDLY AS SHE TURNS AROUND, BUT MS. EXTREME AVOIDS THAT AND MANAGES TO POP OFF WITH A EXPLODER SUPLEX!
Deadprez: Raven Roberts finds herself in the corner and Ms. Extreme delivers some stomps on her sunken opponent! Ms. Extreme brings Raven to her feet and whips her into the opposite corner! BUT RAVEN SPRINGS UP TO THE MIDDLE ROPE AND THROWS HERSELF INTO MS. EXTREME WITH A BACK ELBOW! RAVEN TRIES TO FOLLOW THAT UP WITH A SPRINGBOARD- MS. EXTREME STOPS THAT FROM HAPPENING AS SHE SHOVES ROBERTS, WHICH SENDS HER TUMBLING OVER THE TOP ROPE AND TO THE OUTSIDE!
Eve: MS. EXTREME TAKES THIS SLIVER OF OPPORTUNITY TO RUN OFF THE ROPES AND ALMOST GOES THROUGH THEM FOR A SUICIDE DIVE, BUT RAVEN STEPPED ONTO THE APRON JUST IN TIME TO BLOCK THE SUICIDE DIVE WITH A KNEE STRIKE! MS. EXTREME STAGGERS BACK AS RAVEN ROBERTS ATTEMPTS TO DO A LITTLE HIGH FLYING HERSELF WITH A SPRINGBOARD!
Deadprez: BUT MS. EXTREME CUTS THE LEGS FROM OUT UNDER ROBERTS, WHO GETS HANGED UP ON THE TOP ROPE BEFORE FALLING DOWN TO THE MAT! MS. EXTREME ATTEMPTS TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS WITH A PIN!
Gavin Kirkland: There’s a kick out at two, and thankfully I get to see these two ladies asse- wrestle some more!
Eve: Raven gets to all fours after that kickout and Ms. Extreme traps her in a grounded front facelock as both competitors slowly work back to their feet! Raven Roberts shows off a little strength, lifting Ms. Extreme off the ground and shoving her off the front face lock as Ms. Extreme lands on her feet! RAVEN ROBERTS BUILDS UP SOME STEAM AND ATTEMPTS A CODEBREAKER!
Deadprez: BUT MS. EXTREME HOLDS ROBERTS ON THE CODEBREAKER, NOT ALLOWING HER TO COME DOWN WITH IT FOR THE IMPACT AS MS. EXTREME SHOVES ROBERTS OFF THIS TIME AND TO HER FEET! MS. EXTREME RUNS HER WAY AT ROBERTS, ONLY TO GET CAUGHT WITH A NORTHERN LIGHTS THAT ROBERTS BRIDGES HERSELF ON!
Eve: ROBERTS KICKS OUT AND TRIES TO CREATE SOME SEPARATION BY MOVING HERSELF OVER INTO THE CORNER! MS. EXTREME CHARGES IN AT ROBERTS, WHO GETS THE BOOT UP, ONLY FOR HER FOOT TO BE CAUGHT BY MS. EXTREME, WHO USES THE FOOT TO TRY AND TOSS HER OVER THE TOP ROPE! BUT RAVEN ROBERTS CATCHES HERSELF ON THE APRON, GRABS AHOLD OF THE BACK OF MS. EXTREME’S HEAD AND SLAMS HER DOWN FACE FIRST INTO THE TOP TURNBUCKLE!
Deadprez: MS. EXTREME REELS BACK AFTER THAT, AND RAVEN ROBERTS HEADS BACK INTO THE RING! SHE LOOKS FOR AN ATTACK ON MS. EXTREME, WHO SLIPS BEHIND HER AND DROPS ROBERTS RIGHT ON THE BACK OF HER HEAD WITH A GERMAN SUPLEX! RAVEN ROBERTS IS QUICK BACK TO HER FEET, HOWEVER, ALMOST RUNNING OFF OF INSTINCT AS SHE LOOKS TO BE OUT ON HER FEET HERE!
Eve: MS. EXTREME RUNS AT ROBERTS THIS TIME, BUT RAVEN SIDESTEPS AN ATTACK FROM MS. EXTREME, GRABBING THE BACK OF HER HEAD IN THE PROCESS AND TRYING TO SEND HER OUT OVER THE TOP! BUT JUST LIKE ROBERTS, MS. EXTREME CATCHES HERSELF ON THE APRON, HOWEVER, UNBEKNOWNST TO ROBERTS WHO IS TURNT AROUND, TRYING TO CATCH HER BREATHE!
Gavin Kirkland: Someone tell Raven to stay bent over like that! I gotta get out my phone!
(Kirkland pulls out his phone after scrambling to find it before Eve takes it out of his hands and tosses it over the barricade.)
Gavin Kirkland: :mjcry: I don’t have warranty on that.
Eve: I don’t care, focus on the match, bozo!
Deadprez: MS. EXTREME SPRINGBOARDS HERSELF OFF THE TOP ROPE TO BULLDOG THE BENT OVER ROBERTS, WHO JUMPS TO HER FEET AFTER THAT, CLUTCHING AT HER FACE! MS. EXTREME BOUNCES OFF THE ROPES IN FRONT OF ROBERTS, WHO JUMPS ON HER WITH A LOU THESZ PRESS, REIGNING DOWN WITH STRIKE AFTER STRIKE AFTER STRIKE BEFORE MS. EXTREME MANAGES TO SHOVE HER OFF THE MOUNT!
Eve: MS. EXTREME QUICKLY SCRAMBLES BACK TO HER FEET AFTER THAT, ONLY TO GET CAUGHT WITH A ROUNDHOUSE KICK FROM ROBERTS! RAVEN SHOVES THE STUNNED MS. EXTREME BACK INTO THE ROPES AND TRIES THE HUNTRESS BOMB! BUT MS. EXTREME COUNTERS THAT SIT OUT SPINEBUSTER WITH A HURRICANRANA!
Deadprez: RAVEN ROBERTS JUMPS BACK TO HER FEET, COMPLETELY CAUGHT OFF GUARD AFTER THAT COUNTER DONE BY MS. EXTREME, WHO CHARGES AT RAVEN ROBERTS, ONLY TO GET CAUGHT AND NOW PLANTED WITH THE HUNTRESS BOMB, RAVEN ROBERTS HOLDS IT FOR A COVER! WILL THIS DO IT?!
Eve: NO! MS. EXTREME KICKS OUT, BUT IT’S EVIDENT SHE’S A LITTLE BIT GLAZED AS SHE LIES ON THE MAT! RAVEN ROBERTS REALIZES THIS AND SIZES HER UP AS SHE SLOWLY MAKES IT BACK TO HER FEET! RAVEN ROBERTS GOES IN FOR THE CLAYMORE, BUT MS. EXTREME ROLLS HER UP WITH A SCHOOL GIRL BEFORE ROBERTS WAS ABLE TO LEAP INTO THE AIR! MS. EXTREME DOESN’T HOLD THE PIN AND INSTEAD OPTS TO ROLL ROBERTS TO HER FEET!
Deadprez: AND MS. EXTREME CATCHES HER FLUSH WITH A FLYING SPINNING HEEL KICK THAT HITS ROBERTS RIGHT ON THE BRIDGE OF THE NOSE! RAVEN IS CLEARLY A LITTLE DISCOMBOBULATED HERE AND STAGGERS BACK OVER TO THE ROPES, TO WHICH SHE PROMPTLY GETS CLOTHESLINED OVER! MS. EXTREME BOUNCES OFF THE ROPES, AND FLIES THROUGH THEM WITH A SUICIDE DIVE AS THE MOMENTUM CAUSES RAVEN ROBERTS TO COLLIDE BACK FIRST WITH THE BARRICADE!
Eve: MS. EXTREME GRABS THE BACK OF ROBERTS’ HEAD AND LOOKS TO SEND HER INTO THE RING! BUT RAVEN ROBERTS IS SHOWING SOME RESISTANCE, KEEPING AHOLD OF THE BARRICADE WITH ONE HAND BEFORE MS. EXTREME TURNS BACK TO REALIZE WHAT’S GOING ON AND GETS DRIVEN BACK FIRST INTO THE RING APRON BY ROBERTS!
Deadprez: AND NOW THE SHOE IS ON THE OTHER FOOT AS IT’S RAVEN ROLLING MS. EXTREME INTO THE RING NOW! ROBERTS CLIMBS TO THE APRON! AND SPRINGS OFF, THIS TIME COMING ONTO MS. EXTREME WITH AN ATTEMPTED SPIKE RANA, BUT MS. EXTREME COUNTERS! DROPPING RAVEN DOWN ONTO HER BACK WITH A POWERBOMB, BUT LOOK AT ROBERTS!
Eve: RAVEN STILL HAS HER LEGS TIED AROUND THE HEAD AND NECK AREA OF MS. EXTREME!
Gavin Kirkland; I wish I could capture this moment right now but someone broke my phone! :mjpls:
Eve: LOOK AT MS. EXTREME, HOWEVER, MAKING SURE ROBERTS HAS HER SHOULDERS DOWN ONTO THE MAT, TRYING TO GET A PIN OUT OF THIS SITUATION!
Eve: ROBERTS GETS HER SHOULDER OFF THE MAT, BUT MS. EXTREME PROCEEDS TO HULK UP BEFORE LIFTING ROBERTS OFF THE GROUND AND SLAMMING HER BACK DOWN WITH A QUEEN’S RAMPAGE! BUT RAVEN ROBERTS AGAIN KEEPS THOSE LEGS TIGHT AROUND THE HEAD AND NECK AREA! MS. EXTREME LIFTS HER UP AGAIN AND DROPS HER WITH ANOTHER QUEEN’S RAMPAGE!
Deadprez: ROBERTS TEMPORARILY RELEASES BUT IMMEDIATELY WRAPS HER LEGS AROUND THE HEAD AND NECK AREA, FOR AN ALMOST TRIANGLE CHOKE KINDA SUBMISSION AGAIN! BUT ONCE AGAIN, SHE IS LIFTED UP OFF THE MAT AND DROPPED WITH ANOTHER QUEEN’S RAMPAGE THAT LOOKS TO MAY HAVE FINALLY, POSSIBLY TEMPORARILY DIMMED THE LIGHTS OF RAVEN ROBERTS!
Eve: MS. EXTREME SCAMPERS TO THE TOP ROPE, AND ARE WE GONNA SEE IT?! MS. EXTREME FLIES OFF SAID TOP ROPE WITH BLIND FURY! BUT THE DIVING DOUBLE FOOT STOMP DOES NOT CONNECT AS RAVEN ROBERTS ROLLS OUT OF THE WAY! MS. EXTREME LANDS ON HER FEET, BUT YOU CAN TELL THAT MAY HAVE TOOK ITS TOLL AS SHE FAVORS HER KNEE!
Deadprez: RAVEN ROBERTS SNEAKS BEHIND MS. EXTREME BEFORE PULLING BOTH LEGS OUT FROM UNDER HER, CAUSING HER TO DROP DOWN TO THE MAT FACE-FIRST AFTER BEING TRIPPED! AND LOOK AT RAVEN ROBERTS, WHO SCRAMBLES TO THE SIDE OF MS. EXTREME BEFORE LOCKING IN THE WING BREAKER AKA A FUJIWARA ARMBAR AND MS. EXTREME SCREAMS AS AGONY AS RAVEN ROBERTS WRENCHES BACK ON THAT ARM!
Eve: RAVEN ROBERTS SAID THERE WOULD BE NO FRIENDSHIPS IN THIS MATCH AND HER WORDS ARE PROVING TRUE HERE AS SHE’S DOING WHATEVER THE HELL SHE’S GOTTA DO TO WIN HERE! BUT NOTICE MS. EXTREME HERE, TRYING TO INCH HER WAY OVER TO THE ROPES! AND SHE MAY COMES CLOSE TO THEM! BUT RAVEN ROBERTS USES THE BOTTOM ROPE TO SEND HERSELF AND MS. EXTREME BACK IN THE CENTER OF THE RING WITH THAT ARMBAR!
Deadprez: MS. EXTREME IS GONNA HAVE TO FIND A WAY TO BE CREATIVE HERE AND SHE SOON DOES, ROLLING TO HER BACK AND SOON SIDE AS SHE FINDS A WAY TO ROLL ROBERTS OVER TO BOTH SHOULDERS IN THAT ARMBAR!
Deadprez: RAVEN KICKS OUT, BUT SUBSEQUENTLY HAS TO RELEASE THE HOLD IN THE PROCESS! BOTH GET BACK TO THEIR FEET, RAVEN A BIT QUICKER THAN MS. EXTREME, WHO FAVORS HER ARM FOR A BIT! AND THIS LEAVES HER OPEN FOR A ROUNDHOUSE KICK THAT SENDS HER STAGGERING AND BOUNCING OFF THE ROPES! BUT MS. EXTREME COMES BACK WITH A CALF KICK THAT KNOCKS RAVEN DOWN!
Eve: Ms. Extreme gets back to her feet after that and delivers kicks to Raven, who tries to bring herself back up using the ropes! Ms. Extreme continues to reign down with kicks and now forearms to the kneeling Raven, BUT RAVEN EXPLODES BACK TO HER FEET WITH FOREARMS OF HER OWN! RAVEN ROBERTS GOES FOR ANOTHER, BUT MS. EXTREME TAKES A LITTLE WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY TO THROW A HEADBUTT AT ROBERTS WHO REELS BACK OVER TO THE ROPES AGAIN!
Deadprez: RAVEN ROBERTS TRIES TO IRISH WHIP HER OFF OF THEM, BUT MS. EXTREME TWISTS THE ARM AROUND AS SHE REVERSES THE IRISH WHIP, THROWING A KICK TO THE MIDSECTION OF MS. EXTREME, WHO IS IN A SIMILAR SITUATION TO THE ONE RAVEN ROBERTS WAS JUST IN, GETTING IRISH WHIPPED OFF THE ROPES!
Eve: MS. EXTREME DOESN’T COME BACK AS SHE HOLDS ON TO THE ROPES WITH BOTH HANDS, STOPPING HERSELF FROM DOING SO! RAVEN CHARGES IN- ONLY TO GET CAUGHT AND SUBSEQUENTLY DAZED WITH A BIG BOOT FROM MS. EXTREME, WHO CHARGES AT RAVEN NOW! ONLY TO GET CAUGHT WITH A HIP TOSS THAT SENDS HER TO A SEATED POSITION AS ROBERTS BACK HANDSPRINGS AND THIS TIME LANDS THE DROPKICK ONTO A SEATED MS. EXTREME!
Deadprez: AND LOOK AT RAVEN, STALKING HER PRAY FROM THE CORNER AS MS. EXTREME SLOWLY WORKS HER WAY BACK UP TO HER FEET, PERHAPS UNKNOWING OF WHAT AWAITS HER AS SHE TURNS AROUND!
Gavin Kirkland: DON’T TURN AROUND, MS. EXTREME, I NEED THIS MATCH TO GO ON LONGER! :lupe:
Deadprez: MS. EXTREME TURNS AROUND FOR A TALON ATTEMPT MADE BY RAVEN, BUT MS. EXTREME DROPS DOWN TO HER BACK, AVOIDING THE CLAYMORE KICK AS RAVEN LANDS ON HERS! RAVEN ROBERTS GETS BACK TO HER FEET AND INCIDENTALLY WALTZES BACK INTO A BELLY TO BACK SUPLEX ATTEMPT BY MS. EXTREME, WHICH RAVEN BACKFLIPS OUT OF, SHOWING SOME GRACE!
Eve: RAVEN SHOVES MS. EXTREME INTO THE CORNER, WHICH MS. EXTREME COMES STUMBLING OUT OF, LEAVING HER SUSCEPTIBLE FOR A CODEBREAKER BY ROBERTS! BUT MS. EXTREME CATCHES AND HOLDS HER LIKE EARLIER, MANAGING TO TURN AROUND AND PLACE RAVEN ON THE TOP TURNBUCKLE! MS. EXTREME THROWS SOME PUNCHES TO HEAD OF ROBERTS AS SHE FOLLOWS HER UP THERE!
Deadprez: MS. EXTREME HOOKS HER UP AND IT’S LOOKING LIKE WE’LL SEE A TOP ROPE SUPERPLEX, THE HEIGHT ON THESE ARE NO JOKES AND CAN HURT BOTH PARTIES INVOLVED, AND RAVEN ROBERTS CLEARLY DOESN’T HAVE THAT IN HER SCHEDULE, THROWING PUNCHES TO THE MIDSECTION OF MS. EXTREME, MANAGING TO GET HERSELF RELEASED FROM THE CLUTCHES!
Eve: AND LOOK AT RAVEN! GRABBING AHOLD OF THE BACK OF MS. EXTREME’S HEAD AND SLAMMING HER DOWN FACE FIRST ON THE TOP TURNBUCKLE! RAVEN MAY HAVE SOME INTENTIONS IN MIND AS SHE DOES THAT ONCE MORE! PERHAPS LOOKING TO GET MS. EXTREME INTO POSITION FOR THE RAVEN’S WINGS, BUT MS. EXTREME IS MAKING THAT EXTREMELY DIFFICULT, KEEPING AHOLD OF THE TOP ROPE!
Deadprez: RAVEN GRABS THE BACK OF MS. EXTREME’S HEAD ONCE MORE AND IS GONNA LOOK TO SLAM HER DOWN AGAIN, BUT MS. EXTREME NIPS THAT IN THE BUD BEFORE IT CAN HAPPEN WITH A BACK BODY DROP OFF THE TOP
ROPE AND RAVEN ROBERTS COMES TUMBLING DOWN HARD!
Gavin Kirkland: Well, if Raven Roberts wants to come crashing down on something har-
Eve: No, you bozo!
Gavin Kirkland: :kyrie:
Deadprez: MEANWHILE IN THE RING, MS. EXTREME BRINGS HERSELF TO THE TOP TURNBUCKLE AND STALKS RAVEN ROBERTS LIKE SHE’S THE BIRD OF PREY! MS. EXTREME TAKES OFF THE TOP ROPE WITH THE ALL FAMILIAR GLASS CEILIN- RAVEN ROBERTS HELD MS. EXTREME UP BEFORE SHE COULD COME DOWN WITH THE IMPACT OF THAT DIVING STUNNER!
Eve: MS. EXTREME GETS SHOVED OFF OF RAVEN ROBERTS, AND MS. EXTREME ATTEMPTS TO CHARGE AT HER! BUT RAVEN ROBERTS SIDESTEPS AND SENDS MS. EXTREME TUMBLING THROUGH THE MIDDLE ROPE! RAVEN ROBERTS RUNS OFF THE ROPES AND IT’S LOOKING AS IF SHE’S GONNA FLY! BUT MS. EXTREME TRIES TO RUSH HER BY RUNNING INTO THE RING AND DUCKING UNDER A CLOTHESLINE ATTEMPT MADE BY ROBERTS!
Deadprez: BOTH WOMEN CONTINUE RUNNING AS THEY BOTH GO OFF THE OPPOSITE ROPES TOWARDS EACH OTHER–AND CAMILLE CONNECTS WITH A LEAPING FOREARM THAT CONNECTS ACROSS THE BRIDGE OF THE NOSE OF RAVEN ROBERTS! CAMILLE NOW CRAWLS UNDER THE ROPE AND CLIMBS UP THE TURNBUCKLE–BBBLLINNNNNDDD FFFUURRRRYYYYY!!!!! THE DIVING DOUBLE FOOT STOMP CONNECTS ON RAVEN! CAMILLE NOW HOOKS THE LEG FOR THE COVER!!
(DING! DING! DING!)
Gina Romano: HERE IS YOUR WINNER…MS. EXXTTRREEEMMMMEEEE!!!!
(“Gansta” by New Years Day plays as an exhausted Ms. Extreme stands up and has her hand raised high in the air. Raven begins to stir on the mat.)
Eve: Wow. If that’s what the Grand Rampage preview looks like, I’d hate to see the Grand Rampage itself!
Deadprez: Yeah, both competitors beat the absolute tar out of each other here tonight, and showed exactly why they’re gonna be respective forces to be reckoned with in Grand Rampage. But tonight was Ms. Extreme’s night, and what a win for her!
Eve: That match requires a lot of resilience, a lot of stamina, and this match shows they both possess just that. Taking each other’s best moves on the chin and saying “give me more!”
(Camille celebrates in the ring before being approached by Raven, who extends her hand for a handshake that is soon accepted by Ms. Extreme, much to the delight of the Showdown fans, before Raven begins leaving the ring for Camille to celebrate.)
Eve: It’s always good to see sportsmanship displayed in the world of Elite Answers Wrestling. And thankfully, that’s the high note we’re gonna close this show out on as we are unfortunately running out of time.
Deadprez: Yeah, we’ll see ya next week as we go full speed ahead on the road to Grand Rampage!
(Ms. Extreme celebrates in the ring as the final shot of Showdown as the show soon fades to black.)
(EAW logo buzzes.)