(Once again, Showdown opens with Harper Lee walking into the empty arena. This time she’s walking into the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, rolling the suitcase behind her. Just like last week, Harper wears a huge smile on her face. She’s more than happy than to finally get her match with Veena Adams. After Showdown last week, she had heard from Interim General Manager, Ryan Wilson last week, that she’ll be getting her match with Veena. Now, it’s the opportunity to prove that Veena is nothing more than a coward and not as good as she thinks she is. She stops walking as she looks straight.)
Harper Lee: Hey, Ryan!
(Harper Lee puts her suitcase to the side as she looks towards Ryan Wilson, who seems to have an awkward look on his face.)
Ryan Wilson: Hey, Harper! You’re just the person that I’ve been trying to look for! I wanted to have a word with you.
Harper Lee: What’s up?
Ryan Wilson: Well… we’ve been trying to contact Veena and well, Veena’s not here again.
Harper Lee: What do you mean that Veena’s not here again?
Ryan Wilson: Well, happily, we were able to get a hold of Veena, but she strictly told me that she doesn’t perform on go home shows before FPVs or Supershows. She has a few strict things that she wants us to take under consideration as long as she’s on the Showdown brand. That means…
Harper Lee (completes the sentence): I’m not getting my match with Veena tonight.
Ryan Wilson: I’m sorry, Harper. I had just gotten the news just ten minutes ago. If I had more time, I would have gotten you a replacement, but with us trying to keep as many Elitists at home as possible, we may not have a suitable opponent for you.
(Harper Lee and Ryan Wilson look in front of them as Candice Blair walks into the camera frame. For the past few weeks, Candice has been quarantined in Camille’s house in Calabasas, but with Showdown being in Los Angeles, Candice decided to check out the show. Despite it being shitty circumstances, she was going to check out this show regardless.)
Candice Blair: Sorry, I had to make an introduction. :mjgrin:
Ryan Wilson: Hello Candice, I told you that you could wait inside my office.
Candice Blair: Yeah, but I get bored easily. Besides, I don’t think that you replaced the couch. It smells like cat litter and cheap body spray, which is an obvious sign that The ILLIONAIRES sat on the couch, so replace the couch, Ryan.
Ryan Wilson: Okay, Candice. Like I said, I will be there in a minute. Let me just finish some business with Harper.
Candice Blair: Also, I couldn’t help but hear that Veena is STILL ducking Harper? Geez, what’s with members of the Adams Family fearing women that start with the letter “H?” You got Ryan Adams STILL ducking Harlow Reichert. You have Veena ducking poor little Harper over here. All Harper wants to do is get in the ring. Is that too much for someone to ask for? :mjcry:
Harper Lee: Yeah, what she said, but I wouldn’t consider myself to be “poor little Harper,” Candice. I’m not someone that you should be feeling sorry for whatsoever.
Candice Blair: It wasn’t my intention, Harper. :whoa: All I’m saying is that you shouldn’t be surprised that Veena Whordams –Camille taught me that name– would duck you. This woman talks a big game. She’ll make it seem like we should be honored to be stepping foot in the ring against her, but we shouldn’t be, Harper. You’re as much of a competitor in the ring that she is. Look, I get that my track record on Showdown isn’t the best. I mean, I did hurt a couple people along the way. I got called a “little shit” by Jamie O’Hara and basically tried to use him to elevate my own career. I may have helped tear his meniscus, BUT we are still BEST FRIENDS after the entire thing! 😀
Harper Lee: Um, that’s great, but what does this concern me?
Candice Blair: Look, maybe, it’s just the knee strikes that Jamie gave me at Under Siege or the idea that I had not been outside since I got home from Under Siege. Maybe, it’s the quarantine talking, but I want to get back into the ring. We are going to start Pain for Pride season and there’s no denying that I want to play my part in the event. Look, if Veena’s gonna continue to be a pussy, then she can look at her nice television set in Greenwich and see two women who are much better than her in the ring.
Harper Lee: Are you challenging me to a match tonight?
Candice Blair: no.
Harper Lee: o.
Candice Blair: I can’t do it tonight. I didn’t bring any of my ring gear with me, but how’s the first Showdown after Grand Rampage?
Harper Lee: You’re on. Don’t back down from a fight like Veena now. :mjgrin:
Candice Blair: Honey, I’m better than Veena. I never back down from a fight. See you in two weeks, Harper.
(Candice Blair decides to put on her shades before walking away from Harper Lee and Ryan Wilson.)
Harper Lee: Well, I found my own opponent for a match in two weeks.
Ryan Wilson: Makes my job easier.
(The two look at the direction that Candice Blair left in before transitioning to the Showdown recap from last week.)
(PREVIOUSLY ON SHOWDOWN…)
(RECAP BEGINS: Ahren Fournier is in the ring cutting a promo over the events occurring with The ILLIONAIRES and introduces the “Road to GOATdemption.” He vows to win the Grand Rampage Match and have his GOATdemption conclude at Pain for Pride as Answers World Champion.)
(RECAP CONTINUES: Kyra Phillips conducts an interview with Cameron Ella Ava, Mr. DEDEDE and Xander Payne. Each of the Elitists gets their words across, but Xander delivers a right hand to DEDEDE, which results in a brawl between the two of them. He connects with a shoulder tackle to DEDEDE, which sends him crashing to Cameron, which brings her into the brawl. The whole thing erupts in chaos as DEDEDE flattens Cameron with a Grand Slam and stands tall with her Answers World Championship in possession.)
(RECAP CONTINUES: Jake Smith talks to Alexis Chambers before her match against TNT. He advises her on listening to him if she wants to be successful. It goes to Alexis’ match against TNT as it results in a victory. It pans to backstage where Harlow Reichert makes her presence known. Jake and Harlow rehash some bitter feelings towards each other and bicker back-and-forth. Harlow tells Jake that she’s no champion to her and Jake tells Harlow to prove that she’s a champion. Harlow challenges Jake to a one-on-one match for next week, but he denies the challenge and places Alexis into the match. After much hesitation from her, Alexis eventually agrees to the match.)
(RECAP: Harper Lee learns from Ryan Wilson that Veena Adams is not in the arena, but Ryan says that he’ll have an opponent for her. It pans to Harlow in the ring as we learn that it’s Shane Gates, who ends up being that opponent. The match is competitive, but Harlow ends up walking away with the victory.)
(RECAP CONTINUES: Lance Blackfyre faces Tom Ferrari and Bruce Evverrt in a two-on-one handicap match, which he dominates. After the match, he challenges Jake Smith to a match at Grand Rampage for the PURE Championship.)
(RECAP CONTINUES: The Ring Master goes to Ryan Wilson about being part of the Grand Rampage Match. He doesn’t want any spot in the match but wants to be number two and face Cage. Ryan tries to warn Ring Master about the type of competitor Cage is, but Ring Master is still determined to be number two in the match and Ryan agrees to it, saying that someone needs to be the sacrificial lamb in this match.)
(RECAP CONTINUES: It fast forwards to the main event with Cameron Ella Ava taking on Shaker Jones. We see a bunch of the fuckery from the Bozo Victims Unit, but somehow, Cameron manages to lock Shaker in the Ava Lock and get him to submit. The last shot as of her raising her title up in the air.)
(“DNA” by Kendrick Lamar plays, cueing the music for Saturday Night Showdown. It pans to the empty Staples Center.)
(SCREEN BAR– LOS, ANGELES, CALIFORNIA!)
(The camera pans to Gavin Kirkland, Eve and Deadprez in their Gawdzilla Pro masks and gloves. Once again, Gavin is wearing a hazmat suit like the weirdo he is.)
Eve: We are just a week away from one of the most unique and monumental Grand Rampages in recent memory! Welcome to Saturday Night Showdown! I am Eve!
Gavin Kirkland: Gavin Kirkland here and we’re here at an EMPTY Staples Center in Cameron Ella Ava’s hometown of Los Angeles, California!
Deadprez: I’m Deadprez. Like last week, due to the COVID-19 situation and Chris Elite’s Gawd Contract, we do Showdown in front of no audience. Everyone scheduled for tonight has been tested for coronavirus and all those tests turned out negative.
Gavin Kirkland: :blessed:
Eve: Excellent news, but speaking of Cameron Ella Ava’s hometown, we see the hometown girl in action. She teams with the two men she’ll be facing next weekend at Grand Rampage, Mr. DEDEDE and Xander Payne facing Shaker Jones, TNT and Jordan Payne.
Gavin Kirkland: You get three of the most fearful, dominating and talented forces joining together to face Cameron, DEDEDE and Xander? They’re fucked for sure!
Eve: We also have former PURE Champion, Harlow Reichert back in action against Alexis Chambers! With Jake Smith at her corner, I don’t think that he’ll be looking to play by the rules.
Deadprez: We also have some excellent Grand Rampage Preview Matches. Santo Muerte will take on Ahren Fournier and the man who will be taking part in Grand Rampage at number two, The Ring Master!
Gavin Kirkland: It’s not the only Grand Rampage Preview we have tonight! We begin the show with Lucas Johnson, Dray Fontana and Shane Gates! Take it away, Gina!
(“People=Shit” by Slipknot hits as Shane Gates makes his way out to the arena followed by his wife, Angela Grant. He mocks the hearing the crowd motion as the crowd is completely empty.)
Gina Romano: THE FOLLOWING CONTEST IS A TRIPLE THREAT MATCH SET FOR ONE FALL! INTRODUCING FIRST, FROM HUNTINGTON BEACH CALIFORNIA…WEIGHING IN AT TWO HUNDRED AND THIRTEEN POUNDS….”THE DYNASTY OF SHOWDOWN”…SSSSSHHHAANNNEEE GGAATTEESSSS!!!
(“Young and Bitter” by Hot Tag Media hits as Lucas Johnson makes his way out to the ring followed by Albert Hitchman trying to get him ready with a pep talk.)
Gina Romano: INTRODUCING NEXT…FROM LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK…WEIGHING IN AT ONE HUNDRED AND NINETY-SEVEN POUNDS…”THE WRESTLING MACHINE”…LLLUUCCCAASSS JJJOOHHHNNNSSOONNN!!!!
(“Pure Water” by Skepta hits as Dray Fontana steps out from behind the curtain. He glares around the empty arena before making his way to the ring with a determined look on his face.)
Gina Romano: AND MAKING HIS WAY TO THE RING…FROM THE UNITED KINGDOM….WEIGHING IN AT TWO HUNDRED POUNDS…..”PRINCE”….DDDRRRRRAAYYY FFFFOONNTTAANNNNAAA!!!!!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Eve: This triple threat match is underway and all three men are circling the ring, All three men are throwing shots at one another in the center of the ring, it’s a free for all right now! Shane gets out of the scuffle and rolls outside of the ring and is standing by his wife Angela, and both of them are talking strategy as Dray Fontana and Lucas Johnson are going at it right now in the ring! Dray has a hold of Lucas by the head and is throwing several right hands at Lucas and it drives Lucas right into the corner. Dray lifts Lucas in an upright position now as and throws his elbow into the side of Lucas’s face several times! Dray irish whips Lucas into the other corner but Lucas reverses it and sends Lucas into the corner before charging at him in the corner, but Dray stops him in his tracks by throwing another elbow, Dray Fontana now connects with a vicious headbutt causing Lucas to stumble backward!
Deadprez: Shane Gates pulls Dray out from under the bottom rope and throws him shoulder-first into the steel steps! Shane goes right back in the ring and charges at Lucas and he pounces on Lucas right away! Shane Gates drops Lucas to the mat by his legs and he’s looking to try to lock in the sharpshooter perhaps–But Lucas manages to reverse by pulling Shane back and Shane goes through the middle rope to the outside floor. Lucas stands to his feet and looks at Shane on the outside BUT WAIT! GERMAN SUPLEX FROM DRAY ON LUCAS FROM BEHIND!
Gavin Kirkland: DRAY WASTING NO TIME AS HE STOMPS ON THE GROUNDED LUCAS! DRAY PICKS UP LUCAS AND HAS HIM IN A SUPLEX POSITION–SNAP SUPLEX CONNECTS! AND OH SHANE GATES IS BACK IN THE RING AND GOES FOR A LARIAT BUT DRAY DUCKS IT AND KICKS SHANE IN THE MIDSECTION, BUT SHANE DRIVES DRAY BACK FIRST INTO THE CORNER! SHANE NOW WITH SEVERAL SHOULDER THRUSTS IN THE CORNER! SHANE NOW IS THINKING OF WHAT TO DO NEXT–WOAH LUCAS COMES CHARGING FROM BEHIND AND HE SPLASH BOTH COMPETITORS IN THE CORNER! LUCAS NOW STANDS OVER BOTH GUYS NOW AND HE’S DECIDING ON WHO TO GO FOR, AND SHANE IS UP FIRST AND LUCAS IS BEGGING HIM TO TURN AROUND–CLAYMORE! NO! LUCAS REVERSES INTO A INSIDE CRADLE!
Eve: LUCAS KICKS OUT AND BOTH MEN ARE UP ONCE AGAIN AND LUCAS RUNS TO CLOTHESLINE SHANE BUT SHANE DUCKS UNDER AND LUCAS IS MET BY DRAY FONTANA WHO WAS STANDING BEHIND SHANE–PELE KICK! GREAT SEQUENCE THERE AS SHANE IS OUT OF IT AND NOW SHANE TURNS AROUND DRAY AND GOES FOR PERHAPS A DDT, BUT SHANE TWIRLS OUT OF THE DDT AND THROWS A HARD FOREARM TO THE FACE OF DRAY–BUT DRAY BLOCKED IT AS HE CAUGHT THE HAND! DRAY FONTANA NOW TWISTS THE ARM AND IS WRENCHING ON IT! SHANE’S TRYING TO FIGHT BACK AS ANGELA IS ON THE OUTSIDE TRYING TO CHEER HIM ON! SHANE IS BACK TO A VERTICAL BASE AND HITS A KICK TO THE MIDSECTION CAUSING DRAY TO LET GO OF THE ARM, AND NOW SHANE IS HAMMERING DOWN ON DRAY’S BACK! HE HOOKS THE ARMS OF DRAY NOW AND TRIES LIFTING HIM UP FOR SOMETHING–BUT DRAY IS FIGHTING IT AS SHANE IS ONLY ABLE TO GET HIM HALFWAY UP OFF THE GROUND!
Deadprez: LUCAS COMES IN AND BREAKS UP THE ATTEMPT OF THE DOUBLE UNDERHOOK DDT IT LOOKED LIKE HE WAS PLANNING! LUCAS GRABS SHANE AND THROWS HIM THROUGH THE MIDDLE ROPE TO THE OUTSIDE AS HE TURNS HIS FOCUS BACK TO DRAY INSIDE THE RING! HE GOES TO THE CORNER AND LIFTS DRAY UP ON THE TOP ROPE AND GOES FOR A SUPERPLEX! DRAY IS NOT LETTING IT HAPPEN THOUGH AS HE IS USING HIS HEAD AS A BATTERING RAM HERE! DRAY MANAGES TO KNOCK LUCAS OFF THE TOP ROPE, AND NOW DRAY FONTANA STANDS HIGH BALANCED–AND SHANE GATES COMES OUT OF NOWHERE AND PUSHES DRAY TO THE OUTSIDE AND DRAY LANDS RIGHT ONTO THE BARRICADE! SHANE TAKES THIS TIME TO CLIMB TO THE TOP ROPE, AND HE GOES FOR A SPLASH ON LUCAS!! BUT LUCAS GOT THE KNEES UP!!
Eve: LUCAS NOW TRANSITIONS INTO A CROSSFACE! SHANE GATES MAY HAVE NOWHERE TO GO, ANGELA IS GOING NUTS ON THE OUTSIDE TRYING TO WILL HER HUSBAND TO GET TO THE ROPES! SHANE IS REACHING BUT IT DOESN’T LOOK LIKE HE HAS MUCH LEFT HERE–SPLASH RIGHT ONTO THE BACK FROM A FLYING DRAY FONTANA ON TOP OF LUCAS JOHNSON! DRAY TURNS LUCAS OVER AND GOES FOR THE COVER!
Gavin Kirkland: DAMMIT! LUCAS STAYS IN IT! DRAY FONTANA STANDS TO HIS FEET NOW AND PICKS UP LUCAS BUT LUCAS SLAPS HIS HANDS AWAY AND HITS A KNEE TO THE GUT LUCAS NOW SLAMS DRAY TO THE MAT BY THE BACK OF HIS HEAD! LUCAS TURNS AROUND AND–SHANE GOES FOR A FLYING HIGH KNEE–BUT LUCAS JOHNSON CAUGHT HIM AND REVERSED IT INTO A SPINEBUSTER! LUCAS COVERS!
Eve: DRAY IS UP AND PICKS UP LUCAS AND THROWS HIM SHOULDER FIRST INTO THE RING POST THROUGH THE SECOND ROPE! DRAY CAN FEEL VICTORY AND HE TURNS AROUND TO FOCUS HIS ATTENTION BACK TO SHANE GATES–SHANE IS BACK UP AND KICKS DRAY IN THE MIDSECTION–CALIFORNIAN DESTROYER!! THE CROSS LEGGED SAMOAN DRIVER! SHANE WITH THE COVER!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
(“PEOPLE=SHIT” hits as Shane Gates stands and gets his hand raised from the referee first and then by Angela Grant.)
Gina Romano: HERE IS YOUR WINNER……SSSHHAANNNEEE GGGAATTTEESS!!!!
Eve: Great win for Shane here tonight, one he really needed. We’ll see what he can do with this and use it as a momentum builder going into Grand Rampage!
(Commercial for 5 Hour Energy featuring Cage and Rex McAllister.)
(The scene pans to Ryan Wilson in his office, talking to a backstage assistant. The conversation between the two of them, but we see Ryan handing a coffee to the assistant.)
Ryan Wilson: This coffee is cold.
Backstage assistant: That’s because it’s iced coffee.
Ryan Wilson: It’s been raining all week. It’s cold outside. Do you think anyone with some common sense would drink iced coffee?
Backstage assistant: Probably not.
Ryan Wilson: Bingo, now take it back and tell the barista I want hot coffee.
(The backstage producer nods as he exits himself out of the office. Lucas Johnson and Albert Hitchman walk into the office. Lucas has a towel wrapped around his shoulder, having just wrestled moments ago.)
Ryan Wilson: Lucas, Albert, what can I do for you?
Albert Hitchman: Mr. Wilson, I am sorry if this is an inconvenience, but I figured that this would be a fantastic time to approach you. We are aware that you are a busy man. You have recently been promoted to GENERAL MANAGER. I don’t even want to use “interim” with you because you are someone who DESERVES to be General Manager, Mr. Wilson. Now, as General Manager, you will do everything you can to steer the ship and not have it go down the same path as Voltage and Dynasty. So far, you have done a brilliant job with making Showdown the A-SHOW. The show that people should be tuning every week to see. You are a wonderful representation of the hard work that this brand has to offer. Hard work pays off and that’s something that my client, Lucas Johnson has embedded into his mind. Now, what’s the reason why I am here? It’s really simple, but I feel like Lucas can provide him with something that can not only benefit him and you, but Showdown as a whole.
Ryan Wilson: I’m interested, but I wanna hear it from Lucas.
Lucas Johnson: Ryan, I am going to be forward with you, but Showdown is filled with the most self-centered and greedy people that I have ever met. People on this brand are so in it for themselves that the Showdown brand has become a last priority for a majority of the brand. Besides you and me, there is no one who is willing to defend Showdown and raise the blue flag in the air. I mean, has anyone come up to you about wanting to do anything for Showdown?
Ryan Wilson: Well, no. You would be the first.
Lucas Johnson: You see, that’s a shame. It just establishes my point that people are only looking for themselves. Take the Grand Rampage for themselves, there’s not going to be a single Showdown guy that’s doing this for Showdown, but for themselves. I mean, don’t get me wrong, EVERYONE wants to win Grand Rampage. It would be amazing to main event Pain for Pride, but I want to assure you that I will be thinking of the Showdown brand at Grand Rampage and trying to be the representation that you AND Showdown deserve. The Ring Master is not going to be that representation and happily, he is someone that I don’t see lasting long in the match. Ryan, it’s a wonderful decision you made, but I am not going to be the enemy in that match up. We’ve teamed with each other in the past and we’ve always seemed to gel with each other. I think that we can make something out of that.
Ryan Wilson: Like what, exactly?
Lucas Johnson: At Grand Rampage, if we’re in the match at the same time, I think we’d be perfect allies. We could really look out for each other in the match. As long as one of us wins the match, we’d not only do Showdown a favor, but EAW a favor. Let’s establish, there is going to be no one from our brand that holds a candle to ANY of us. At Grand Rampage, people are going to be looking out for themselves. If there is any match in EAW, that reveals the true colors of people, it’s Grand Rampage. People will team up with each other to get rid of the competition before turning on one another. I can tell you straight forward that it’s not going to be me in the match. I care about this brand so much. I would like for the two of us to be the final two in the match. Maybe, it’s the cannabis getting the best of me, but I want positive vibes between the two of us and for Showdown.
Ryan Wilson: I’m all in for the idea. You do have a point, Lucas. We’ve always gelled together. I even think that this so-called “alliance” between the two of us can extend beyond Grand Rampage if everything pans out well next weekend. We both believe in the greater good for the Showdown brand and that’s something that I can get on board with.
Albert Hitchman: That’s excellent! We knew that you would make the right decision, Mr. Wilson!
(Ryan Wilson shakes Albert Hitchman’s hand before shaking Lucas Johnson’s hand, solidifying their agreement.)
Lucas Johnson: I can assure you that this will go beyond Grand Rampage, Ryan. This is going to be the start of something beautiful.
Ryan Wilson: Agreed, now if you excuse me, I got General Manager duties.
(Lucas Johnson and Albert Hitchman escort themselves out of the office, leaving Ryan Wilson to adjust his papers. The scene transitions elsewhere.)
Gina Romano: The following contest is a Tag Team Match and it is scheduled for ONE Fall! Introducing first from Saitama, Japan! Weighing in at 187 pounds, he is the “Silent Animal” MITSUBACHI!!!!
(‘Black Honey’ by Thrice starts to play throughout the arena as MITSUBACHI slowly walks out. He looks at the ring and makes his way down, not paying attention to the empty arena around him, he slides in, sitting in the corner waiting for the match to begin.)
Deadprez: MITSUBACHI is here and he’s ready to make another impression for Showdown as he did last week int hat triple threat.
Eve: He showed just how good he is and now he gets a chance to team with a monstrous man in Chris Valliere against the 420’s, another win here will be huge in the eyes of General Manage, Ryan Wilson.
Gavin Kirkland: He is turning heads and his partner is a Greek God…. Or a Canadian God though I didn’t know they had those.
(As Black Honey fades, Adelitas Way “Bad Reputation” hits, the lights dim to near darkness. From the curtain, Valliere emerges and stands at the top of the ramp. A spotlight hits and he breaks out into a combination of bodybuilding poses with a pose known as the ‘Most Muscular’ and the ‘Front Double Bicep’ to accentuate his physique.)
Gina Romano: His partner, hails from Ontario, Canada and weighs in at 258 pounds, he is “The Gift” CHRIS VALLIERE!!!!
(He wipes the arrogant grin off of his face and breaks into a stern facial expression as he progresses down the ramp. As he reaches the bottom of the rank he stops, takes a look either side of him before walking to the steel steps and climbing up them and into the ring. Once into the ring, he climbs onto the turnbuckle and flexes his biceps once more while MITSUBACHI looks on and nods.)
Gavin Kirkland: Holy shit, he ate Jamie O’Hara! What a physique!
Deadprez: That guy looks photoshopped playa!
Eve: Wow, he has muscles on top of muscles, I look forward to what he brings here tonight, the 420’s have their hands full!
(As he continues to pose, the theme music dies down and “Homecoming” by Lil Uzi Vert starts to play throughout the arena, Jake Smith and Bronson Daniels start to walk out, Alexis follows Jake, as he looks around at the empty arena, carrying his Pure Championship around his waist, he shrugs his shoulders, she smirks and they both start making their way to the ring. Bronson is a sad panda, he can’t interact with anyone so he starts doing air fist pumps to imaginary people in the crowd.)
Gina: Their opponents, accompanied to the ring by ALEXIS CHAMBERS! At a total combined weight of 426 pounds! The Pure Champion, “The Mightiest One” JAKE SMITH and “The Euphoric Machine” BRONSON DANIELS…. THEY ARE THE 420’s!!!!!
(Jake slides into the ring while Alexis stands on the outside corner, Bronson slowly rolls in, he goes to fist pump the opponents, MITSUBACHI does but Valliere scoffs and poses, Bronson looks startled and backs up a little posing too as Jake pulls him to the corner.)
Deadprez: Two talented wrestlers that can do it all here, and in tag team competition, let’s see what how good they are. Pure Champion, and a future Champion. Alexis Chambers with them, this is an odd relationship, but Jake sees so much in her. This will be good.
Eve: Contrasts in styles, this will be a great tag team match, the key will be how MITSUBACHI and Valliere get along. Jake and Alexis, well I know one person that doesn’t like this at all, glad she is not on Showdown though we have seen on Social Media the interactions between Dr. Bethany Blue and General Manager, Ryan Wilson
Gavin Kirkland: All those muscles….. oh yeah and Jake is dumb. You have a sexy, gorgeous, smart, Iconic and bright Doctor who he can have or he decided to tutor this Detroit ragamuffin though I will admit like I always have she is a hottie.
(The referee checks all four competitors as he calls for the bell…)
(DING!!!!!!!! DING!!!!!!!! DING!!!!!!!!!!!)
(Jake and MITSUBACHI start off the match, they circle the ring and lock up, Jake quickly rolls behind him, taking down MITSUBACHI.)
Deadprez: MITSUBACHI taken down by Jake Smith already and he waits to get up, they lock up again and this time MITSUBACHI hoists up Jake and slams him to the mats! Jake gets up quickly and pushes the Japanese star, he pushes back! Jake falls to the mats! He gets up again mad, a headlock, MITSUBACHI quickly throws him into he ropes, Jake bounces back, Shoulder block! MITSUBACHI is down! Jake runs again, kip up my MITSU right into a Hurricarana! He goes for a quick cover!
Eve: Jake kicks out MITSUBACHI, though is all over him, he grabs his long hair, snapmare! Oh, that has got to hurt! SNAPMARE AGAIN! He has strands of his hair tied up in the fingers! Jake gets back up, MITSUBACHI lifts him up over his shoulders, Jake falls behind him, pushing MITSU into Bronson who hits a forearm, MITSUBACHI stumbles back and Jake hits a Release German Suplex! HE TAGS BRONSON IN!
Gavin Kirkland: Here comes Bronson and he picks up MITSU, Running Jumping Knee! MITSUBACHI hit hard! Bronson is working it to the crowd that isn’t even here, what is he doing!?
Eve: Is he high!?
Deadprez: My man is high!
Gavin Kirkland: He is talking to the crowd, look at Jake yelling at him to focus, Alexis is covering her face trying not to laugh. Bronson turns and MITSUBACHI hits a Calf Kick! Bronson stumbles and MITSU TAGS IN VALLIERE! HERE COMES THE BEEF! OH DADDY!
Eve: Don’t get too excited Gavin!
Deadprez: VALLIERE IS HUGE! HE STARTS POSING! Look at Bronson, he is in awe! Jake is shaking his head, Alexis is smiling! Chris is posing like he is on a bodybuilding circa, too bad there aren’t any freaks here! Bronson starts posing with him! Valliere’s arms are huge and Daniels is now trying to feel them!
Gavin Kirkland: He is just like me right now, I am smitten by his body! Wait, Bronson tries to give him a fist pump, Jake is screaming NO!
(Bronson waiting for the Fist Pump, when suddenly Chris Valliere almost takes his head off with a massive clothesline!)
Deadprez: He almost decapitated Bronson! The power of this man! He is picking up Bronson who is stunned, a Guerilla Press! He walks around the ring, ready to drop him! Here comes Jake and Chris THROWS BRONSON ON JAKE SMITH! Bronson gets up, T-BONE SUPLEX! VALLIERE IS POSING AGAIN! He puts his foot on Bronson for the cover!
Eve: BRONSON KICKS OUT! Valliere is a specimen! He grabs Bronson, throwing him into the corner! TAGGING IN MITSUBACHI who quickly climbs the top rope DROPPING A KNEE BEHIND BRONSON! HE GOES FOR THE COVER!
Deadprez: BRONSON KICKS OUT AGAIN! MITSUBACHI runs against the ropes, SLINGSHOT SPRINGBOARD DROPKICK ON BRONSON! MITSUBACHI WAITS, HE HUST A LARIAT JUST AS BRONSON STOOD UP! MITSUBACHI IS ABOUT TO PICK UP BROINSON AND HERE IS JAKE SMITH WITH A BULLDOG!
Gavin Kirkland: Jake smith put a stop to that quick! Alexis Chambers is looking on, shaking her head! Why, that was a brilliant move and if she wants to succeed in the EAW and especially the best brand, Showdown, she better take notes! Jake is dragging Bronson to the corner but here comes Chris Valliere! A running elbow on Jake! He grabs Bronson back to his feet; he whips him into MITSUBACHI who goes for the Scoop Slam, but BRONSON RETALIATES WITH GUNSMOKE! HE CAUGHT MITSU WITH THE SPEAR!
Eve: Here comes Valliere! NO! JUMPING KNEE STRIKE BY BRONSON AND HE TAGS IN JAKE SMITH! JAKE AND BRONSON WAIT AS VALLIERE TURNS RIGHT INTO THE DELIRIUM! THE DROPKICKS KNOCK THE BIG MAN DOWN! JAKE TURNS TO MITSU, GRABBING HIM! NO! MITSU WITH A CHOP TO THE THROAT! JAKE IS STUNNED! MITSUBACHI CHARGES IN, CAUGHT BY A SNAP POWERSLAM! MITSU SITS UP AND JAKE POINTS TO ALEXIS!
Jake: TAKE NOTES AND WATCH THIS!
Gavin Kirkland: JAKE HITS THE SO LONG AND GOODNIGHT! WHAT A STRIKE ON MITSUBACHI! HE GOES FOR THE COVER!
Deadprez: MITSUBACHI KICKS OUT! VALLIERE IS BACK IN THE CORNER!
Alexis: LOOK AT WHAT?
(Alexis starts giggling annoying Jake some)
Gavin Kirkland: And this is why you date the Doc! She will respect you Jake and she is hot!
Eve: Alexis is simply showing her amusement in all of this! Jake grabs MITSUBACHI, he tries to whip him into the turnbuckle, but MITSU reverses, Jake puts on the breaks, he turns around right into the KOUTOUBU KICK! JAKE FALLS AND MITSU TAGS VALLIERE! THE GREEK GOD IS IN THE RING, HE HOISTS UP JAKE INTO A TORTRUE RACK!
Gavin Kirkland: HE IS GOING TO BREAK JAKE IN HALF! HERE COMES BRONSON BUT MITSUBACHI CUTS HIM OFF! JAKE MIGHT SUBMIT! NO!!!! JAKE RAKES CHRIS VALLIERE’S EYES! HE DROPS HIM! THE REFEREE IS TRYING TO GET MITSUBACHI OUT! CHRIS IS BLINDED, HERE COMES BRONSON!
Deadprez: THE REFEREE IS PREOCCUPIED WITH MITSUBACHI! THE 420’s ARE IN THE RING, VALLIERE IS TRYING TO GET HIS BEARINGS! THE LAST SHMOKE! JAKE AND BRONSON HIT THE LAST SHMOKE! JAKE GOES FOR THE COVER AS THE REFEREE TURNS TO MAKE THE COUNT AND BRONSON CUTS OFF MITSUBACHI AS HE TRIES TO BREAK THE COUNT!
(DING!!!! DING!!!!!! DING!!!!!!!)
(Valliere tries to kick out at the count of three but it is too late, Jake and Bronson roll out of the ring and raise their arms in victory.)
Gina Romano: THE WINNERS OF THE MATCH…. THE 420’s!!!!!!
(Alexis shakes her head staring at Jake who smiles, Bronson starts strutting to the back as Jake grabs Alexis hand and escorts her out.)
Deadprez: Highway robbery, the 420’s stole this one from Valliere and MITSUBACHI! They were the better team but we cannot take anything away from their opponents and I don’t think Alexis appreciated that.
Gavin Kirkland: The Greek God fell short but damn it, Jake… It’s all about the Good Doctor not the Detroit trash!
Eve: Great match but unfortunately the 420’s were a little smarter than them tonight and Gavin, you better be careful what you say about Terry Chambers sister.
(Valliere sits up, slamming the mat while MITSUBACHI paces the ring, as the 420’s continue to celebrate and Alexis rolls her eyes.)
(The scene pans to Alexis Chambers warming up backstage before her big match against Harlow Reichert. Thanks to Jake Smith, she got placed into his match due to the fact that he feels like he has nothing to prove to the former PURE Champion, but Alexis hasn’t ever been someone who shys away from any challenge. Despite how things look for her, she’ll always give it her best. At this moment, Alexis is already in her ring gear as she’s stretching out her arms, looking focused.)
???: Hey, Alexis.
(Harlow Reichert gets into the camera frame as she’s already in her ring gear as well. Normally, it’s odd to see her go up to her opponents before the match. Personally for Harlow, she’d be annoyed if someone did that to her. She is someone who doesn’t want her focus to get messed up just moments before going into a match. Alexis Chambers stops warming up before providing Harlow with her attention.)
Alexis Chambers: Hi, Harlow. What’s up?
Harlow Reichert: I understand that it sounds pretty odd for me to see you before heading to the ring. With us being opponents, I hate to throw you off your game, but I feel like I won’t get another opportunity to talk to you about this one thing.
Alexis Chambers: What did you need to talk about?
Harlow Reichert: I wanted to talk about Jake.
(Alexis Chambers sighs, clearly not ready for the conversation, but willing to listen to Harlow Reichert.)
Harlow Reichert: I get that it’s not something you want to talk about, but I think that you’re making a big mistake, Alexis. The Jake you’ve been getting these past few weeks versus the Jake that I’ve known since the first day he’s entered this company are clearly two different people. Alexis, I don’t want you to fall in with the wrong crowd and Jake Smith is the wrong crowd. Ever since you showed up, he’s treated you nothing like shit and all of a sudden, he wants to take you underneath his wing? I don’t buy any of this. That’s clearly an agenda in his mind and this is going to hurt your career in the long run. I get it, you don’t know me. You think that you shouldn’t take the advice of someone who doesn’t even know you and your story, but as a person, I would love nothing more than for you to realize that aligning with Jake Smith is going to bite you in the butt.
???: Really, Harlow?
(Jake Smith enters the camera frame. The PURE Championship is resting nicely on his shoulder. He had just competed in a tag team match with Bronson Daniels, so there’s still a bit of sweat in him, but it’s nothing to be disgusted about.)
Jake Smith: You’re really going to go up to Alexis before her big match against you? Is this all a plan to throw her off her game?
Alexis Chambers: It’s fine. She really wasn’t throwing me off my game.
Harlow Reichert: Don’t turn this against me, Jake. All I am doing is being a concerned human being. If that means warning you about the type of person you are, then so be it.
Jake Smith: Alexis didn’t ask for your advice nor does she want it.
Alexis Chambers: It’s fine, Jake. She was just looking out for me.
Jake Smith: No, it’s not fine, Alexis. It’s important that you know who to listen to around this company, but let me quiz you right now: are you going to listen to a champion? Or are you going to the person that I beat for this championship?
Harlow Reichert: Oh, you didn’t need to go there, Jake.
(Jake Smith and Harlow Reichert begin to bicker with each other. Alexis Chambers is caught in the middle of everything, trying to get a word in, but is unable too.)
Alexis Chambers: THE TWO OF YOU STOP!
(Alexis Chambers’ raising her voice, stops the bickering between Harlow Reichert and Jake Smith. Both of them are completely surprised that Alexis raised her voice at them.)
Alexis Chambers: Look, I would love for people to stop dictating what I should or shouldn’t do. I’m a grown woman who can make her own decisions. The both of you need to stop looking at me as someone who needs assistance and her handheld in this company.
Jake Smith: If it wasn’t for me, you probably would have gotten defeated by TNT out of all people. As for you Harlow, you better learn to stay the fuck out of her business or I’ll make you stay out of her business.
Harlow Reichert: I like to see you try, Jake. I normally don’t codone to backstage attacks, but I’ll make an exception for you.
(Harlow Reichert gets closer to Jake Smith, but Alexis Chambers gets in the middle of both of them, using her hands to separate the both of them. All three of them begin to bicker with each other. Alexis is trying to play peacemaker, but Harlow and Jake are just seconds away from brawling backstage.)
Jake Smith: Bitch, what the fuck are you looking at?
(Jake Smith’s eyes are off of Harlow Reichert and onto something else. In the process, it makes Harlow Reichert calm down enough to see what Jake is talking about. Alexis Chambers calms down as well. The whole fighting has seemed to stop before looking at whatever is across from them.)
(The camera slowly moves to the person who is looking at this whole confrontation looking on and it’s none other than… Xavier Willams. The person who is most surprised by Xavier’s presence is none other than the woman who Xavier took underneath his wing, Harlow Reichert. Harlow had heard nothing from Xavier being on this edition of Showdown, but normally, Xavier has a tendency to show up without any sort of announcement.)
Harlow Reichert: Xav…
(Xavier Williams looks at Jake Smith, Alexis Chambers and Harlow Reichert and without saying a word, he walks away from the scene, leaving the three other Elitists with a confused and puzzled look on their faces.)
Eve (in the background): Well, that was an interesting turn of events, but Alexis Chambers takes on Harlow Reichert and it’s next!
(Commercial break featuring Cameron Ella Ava defending the Answers World Championship Match against Mr. DEDEDE and Xander Payne at Grand Rampage next weekend!)
(The camera cuts to Gina Romano in the middle of the ring.)
Gina Romano: Ladies and gentlemen the following contest is scheduled for… ONE FALL!!!
(‘Eye of the Tiger’ by New Found Glory plays up as Harlow Reichert makes her way out from the backstage area. She stands square in the center of the stage as she looks around the arena, she has a warm smile on her face as clearly she’s missed being in the ring. She stands there for a moment before making her way down to the ring.)
Gina Romano: Introducing first… from Christchurch, New Zealand… weighing in at 157 pounds… MISS CONSISTENCY AND RESILIENCY… HARLOW REICHERT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Deadprez: Last time we saw Harlow in the ring was at Under Siege, she was taken out of the PURE Gauntlet after getting pinned by Jake Smith for him to win the PURE Championship. But now it’s best she moves away from that because now she’s back in in-ring competition to behold and of course in the perfect way possible. But the question is, does she still have it?
Eve: Are you stupid DP? She never damn lost it, they don’t call her Miss Consistency and Resiliency for nothing. If anything this is more shaking off the cobwebs and taking the next step forward in her future which is now if you didn’t know that. I’m sure Harlow is going to fight like she never had to take a break in the first place.
Gavin Kirkland: :noah: A month without that sweet beautiful Thicclow is too much for me and little Gavin as well, we are both displeased, but now… :blessed:
(Harlow enters the ring and stands there for a moment giving a slow nod before heading up to the top rope and raising her hands in the air with a bright smile and jumping off and heading to her corner as ‘Eye of the Tiger’’ fades out. ‘Walking The Wire’ by Imagine Dragons then proceeds to play up as Alexis Chambers makes her way out to the stage as Jake Smith follows. She gives a few skips as she circles around the stage while Jake is clearly shaking his head and giving a deep sigh at the “happiness” of Alexis Chambers, something he hasn’t heard of. Alexis begins to make her way to the ring with determination on her face as she skips down the ramp.)
Gina Romano:: And her opponent, accompanied to the ring by the PURE Champion, Jake Smith… from Detroit, Michigan… weighing in at 117 pounds… THE MOTOR CITY GODDESS… ALEXIS CHAMBERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Deadprez: How about Alexis Chambers? We can talk about how she got that well-earned win against Tnt last week and also the guidance of Jake Smith that has apparently been doing her well. She’s pushed herself off the ground and persisted forward to get to a point now where she’s in the ring with a former PURE Champion in Harlow!
Eve: And there’s nothing that’s going to tell that she doesn’t have a chance in this match, if anything she is capable of pulling out a win and believe me do you know how much that would do for a competitor like her? That would bring her miles forward and set her up for big things in the future that would put a smile on everyone’s face, she’s destined to come into this match giving it her all, and we’re about to see that tonight.
Gavin Kirkland: :blessed: This is a glorious day, first Harlow returns, then Alexis- NO JAKE! GETAWAY FROM THE BROADCASTERS BOOTH… but of course, the lotion does not wait for the frail-
Eve: I swear to god you touch that thing and I punch you in the face.
Gavin Kirkland: You’ve moved on from bitchslaps I see, :mjcry:
(Alexis rolls into the ring as she walks around the ring before propping herself up on the ropes and leaning against it with her arms spread across the top rope with a big smile before heading to her corner and jumping in place preparing and warming up as ‘Walking The Wire’ fades out.)
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Eve: These two waste no time going at one another! Collar and elbow tie up, but Harlow, who has the distinct size advantage over Alexis, is able to back the smaller girl into the ropes with relative ease! The referee is right there to call for a break, but it’s not needed because Alexis plants her hands right on Harlow’s chest and pushes her back. The Motor City Goddess circles the former PURE Champion, and both competitors engage one another again. This time it’s Alexis who gets the better of Harlow and she immediately goes for the arm! She wrenches Harlow’s arm behind her back, but Harlow immediately catches Alexis in the side of the head with an elbow! Harlow has been cleared to compete, but the extent of that injury really isn’t known, and it’s smart of Alexis to target that so early in the match.
Deadprez: Harlow takes advantage now, and hooks her leg around Alexis, flipping her to the mat! It’s Harlow with control of Alexis’ arm now, and she’s got Alexis on her back. Harlow’s got her knee planted firmly in Alexis’ chest now as she works over the left arm. Harlow might already be thinking of ending this match early with ‘Great Expectations’, and we all know that bridging fujiwara armbar is a pretty deadly finisher, guys. Harlow continues to hold on and manipulate the situation. She is torturing Alexis by bending her fingers back at awkward angles and twisting around the wrist.
Gavin Kirkland: As great Thicclow looks like right now, Alexis is doing a great job of keeping her shoulders off the mat!
Eve: Harlow rises up just a bit, looking to drop a knee down on Alexis’ arm, but that allows Alexis to roll over and get to her feet, and now both competitors are back up! Alexis outmaneuvers Harlow, drops down into a somersault, and just like that she has taken control of this match again! Harlow is in trouble as Alexis grabs the wrist and twists it all the way around! Harlow tries to use her free arm to grab at Alexis, but Alexis does a great job of evading the takedown! Harlow is forced down to her knees, but she flips over, which breaks the wrist lock and allows her to grab Alexis in a front facelock! That was such a nice counter from the former PURE Champion!
Gavin Kirkland: She lookin’ nice tonight too :mjlit:
Deadprez: Harlow maintains her advantage and brings both of them back up to a vertical base. She goes for a shoulder claw on Alexis, which allows her grab the wrist and snap it to the side! Alexis lets out a cry and falls to the mat, holding onto her wrist and Harlow immediately begins to put the boots to her! Alexis wisely rolls towards the ropes and grabs on, which forces Harlow to stop her attack and back off just a bit. As soon as Alexis releases the ropes, Harlow grabs her by the arm and pulls her back to the center of the ring! Harlow stomps on the arm a few times before grabbing Alexis’ wrist and locking her in a figure four armlock!
Gavin Kirkland: The referee is checking to see if Alexis wants to quit, but she’s shaking her head! Harlow knows that it’s going to take a lot more than this to put someone as feisty as Alexis Chambers away so she releases the hold and stomps away on the arm some more! Alexis is clutching her left arm, and once again Harlow grabs her wrist! She drops down and places her knee across Alexis’ face and bends Alexis’ wrist all the way back until it’s practically touching her own arm! :damn:
Eve: Alexis rolls over to the side and somehow finds her way back to her knees as Harlow continues to manipulate her. Alexis forces them both back up and throws a series of desperation punches at Harlow’s mid-section! Harlow finally lets up, and Alexis throws a stiff right hand to the jaw of the former champ! The force behind that blow seems to have caught Harlow a bit off guard, and Alexis levels her with another straight right hand! Remember, in PURE Rules there are no closed fists, and it’s been awhile since Harlow’s found herself in a regular match. Alexis catches her with a third straight right hand and now she’s got Harlow backed into the corner! Alexis leaps in the air and catches Harlow right in the face with a dropkick! Alexis quickly gets back to her feet and Harlow stumbles out of the corner, but guys! Alexis with a drop toehold! Harlow eats a face full of mat and Alexis grabs Harlow by the leg and slams her knee down into the mat!
Deadprez: :oh: Now that’s smart strategy on Alexis’ part. Harlow is the more powerful competitor of the two, and taking away her legs is a good way to keep her on the ground and keep this match more even.
Gavin Kirkland: Maybe Alexis really is learning a lot from Jake Smith :wow:!!!!
(The camera cuts to the outside of the ring and focuses in on Jake. The PURE Champion hasn’t taken his eyes off the match this entire time and he seems pleased with what he’s seeing from Alexis right now.)
Deadprez: Alexis is back up now and she’s got Harlow’s leg wrapped in her arms! She’s working on the leg now, twisting and stretching it, definitely wanting to make sure some of Harlow’s power is taken away. Harlow is reaching for the ropes, but Alexis has them positioned perfectly in the center of the ring, but Harlow is being forced to use her arms to lift herself up from the ground. She attempts to twist herself around but Alexis slams Harlow’s knee into the mat once again! Harlow is obviously favoring her knee now as she attempts to sit back up. Alexis absolutely unloads a series of shoot style kicks that are connecting with Harlow’s arm that was injured back at Under Siege! Alexis is now pulling Harlow up by the hair and she whips her across the ring into the ropes! Alexis catches Harlow on the rebound with a Lou Thesz press and she is unloading on Harlow now! Punch after punch lands on Harlow’s face and she is looking great in this match right now! Harlow finally forces Alexis off of her, but Alexis is right back on the attack! She drops a double axe-handle to Harlow’s knee, grabs the leg, and pulls Harlow into a single leg Boston crab!
Eve: Harlow is very aware of her ring positioning right now and to her credit, she is not panicking. She reaches out to see how far the ropes are from her, and she just can’t quite reach them at this moment. As shown at Under Siege, we know Harlow has a lot of grit and quite the pain tolerance, and she is using her forearms to crawl her way towards the ropes despite Alexis hanging on to this submission!
Gavin Kirkland: Thicclow to stronk. She gets to the ropes and the referee is telling Alexis to break.
Referee (Off Mic): Come on, Alexis. ONE… TWO… THREE… FOUR… FI-
Eve: Alexis finally lets go and the referee begins to admonish her. HEY!
(With the referee tied up with Alexis, Jake seizes the moment and kicks Harlow’s hand, smashing her fingers against the ropes.)
Deadprez: The referee didn’t see that but Alexis did! She is staring a hole in Jake right now!
Gavin Kirkland: Jake feigning innocence, but nevertheless, Alexis needs to stay on Harlow right now. Miss No Fucks Given isn’t the type of opponent you want to give a breather too. She’s able to recover quickly and strike from any position, and if Alexis truly wants to win this match, she can not afford to let up right now.
Eve: I hate agreeing with you, Gav, but you’re right. Alexis makes her way back over to BUT SMALL PACKAGE! HARLOW PULLS ALEXIS DOWN INTO A SMALL PACKAGE!!!
Deadprez: KICKOUT BY ALEXIS BUT SHE ALMOST GOT GOT!
Gavin Kirkland: Both are back up but Harlow is clearly favoring the knee! Alexis swings, looking for a lariat, but Harlow ducks and grabs Alexis from behind! Alexis blocks the attempted German suplex, and strikes Harlow in the temple with an elbow! She slips behind Harlow now and takes her down with a German suplex!!! Alexis bridges up for a pin, but Harlow rolls to the side and she’s got the arm! HARLOW WITH AN ARMBAR! HARLOW WITH AN ARMBAR! ALEXIS CHAMBERS IS TRAPPED!!!!
Eve: ALEXIS IS TRYING TO FIGHT HER WAY OUT OF THIS BUT HARLOW HAS THAT ARMBAR CINCHED IN TIGHTLY! ALEXIS IS KICKING HER LEGS TOWARDS THE ROPES AND SHE SEEMS TO BE MERE CENTIMETERS AWAY FROM GETTING HER FOOT ON THAT BOTTOM ROPE!
Deadprez: HARLOW IS USING HER LEGS TO BRIDGE UP NOW, BUT SHE’S NOT ABLE TO FULLY GET HER LEGS UNDER HER! THAT WORK ALEXIS DID ON HARLOW’S LEG MIGHT BE SAVING HER RIGHT NOW! HARLOW’S GRIP SLIPS JUST A BIT AND ALEXIS THROWS HER FOOT OUT ONE LAST TIME!!!
Referee (Off Mic): ONE… TWO…
Gavin Kirkland: Harlow releases the armbar!
Eve: Jake Smith has made his way over to Alexis and he is trying to give her some advice while she is holding her arm in obvious pain! Harlow is quickly back on the attack, and stomps on the arm right in front of Jake! Jake holds the PURE Championship up, but Harlow ignores him and pulls Alexis away from the ropes! She jerks Alexis up, levels her with a huge uppercut, and sends her into the corner! Harlow tests her knee and rushes forward… RUNNING LEAPING LARIAT!!! ALEXIS FALLS TO THE GROUND AND HARLOW BACKS UP… AND RUNS AGAIN! RUNNING CANNONBALL SENTON!
Gavin Kirkland: THICCLOW CRUSHING THE LITTLE CHAMBERS GIRL!
Deadprez: Harlow pulls Alexis out of the corner and stacks her up for a pin!
Eve: Alexis kicks out!
Gavin Kirkland: Harlow grabs Alexis up and lifts her in the air! She is setting Alexis up for ‘Harlow’s Inferno’! The spinning torture rack slam connects and Harlow once again goes for another cover!
Deadprez: JAKE JUST PULLED THE REFEREE OUT OF THE RING!
Referee (Off Mic): The fuck you doin’??
Jake Smith (Off Mic): I don’t like the way that cameraman looked at me! I feel attacked!
Jake Smith (Off Mic): Hear me out! He’s supposed to be filming the action, right? Well he literally looked away from the camera, stared me right in the eyes, and was basically saying ‘I’m going to fu-
Deadprez: HARLOW WITH A BASEBALL SLIDE OUT OF THE RING BUT JAKE PULLS THE REFEREE IN FRONT OF HIM! HARLOW CONNECTS WITH THE REF AND HE GOES DOWN! JAKE QUICKLY SCURRIES TO THE OPPOSITE SIDE OF THE RING WHILE HARLOW SLAMS HER HAND DOWN ON THE RING APRON IN SHEER FRUSTRATION! ALEXIS IS BACK UP AND SHE IS REACHING THROUGH THE ROPES, GRABBING HARLOW BY THE HAIR! ALEXIS PULLS HARLOW BACK ONTO THE APRON, AND HARLOW REACHES THROUGH THE ROPES AND NAILS ALEXIS WITH SEVERAL STIFF LOOKING RIGHT HANDS! ALEXIS DRAGS HARLOW BACK INTO THE RING AND HAMMERS HER FISTS DOWN ON HARLOW’S NECK AND BACK! ALEXIS HAS THE FORMER PURE CHAMPION IN A PRECARIOUS POSITION AND SHE SPIKES HARLOW’S HEAD INTO THE MAT WITH A DDT!!!!
Eve: THIS IS THE OPENING ALEXIS HAS BEEN WAITING FOR AND SHE QUICKLY GOES TO THE ROPES! ALEXIS CLIMBS ON TOP AND SHE LAUNCHES HERSELF INTO THE AIR! HEART STOPPER! THE ELEVATED MOONSAULT CONNECTS ON HARLOW REICHERT AND ALEXIS CHAMBERS HOOKS THE LEGS FOR THE PIN!!!
Gavin Kirkland: THE REFEREE IS STILL ON THE OUTSIDE! ALEXIS LETS OUT A FRUSTRATED CRY AND RELEASES HARLOW, AND SHE TURNS HER FURY ON JAKE!
Alexis Chambers (Off Mic): This is what happens when you get involved in the match!
Jake Smith (Off Mic): The cameraman tried to attack me!
Alexis Chambers (Off Mic): :skip: No one tried to attack you except for Harlow and thanks to you using the referee as a shield, I have no one to count!
Eve: The dysfunctional duo continue to argue while the referee finally pulls himself back into the ring! Harlow is stirring as well and she sees Alexis arguing with Jake! Harlow gets back to her feet and she sneaks up behind Alexis!
Jake Smith (Off Mic): SHE’S UP!
Deadprez: ‘ATONEMENT’! HARLOW CONNECTS WITH THE BACKFLIP DDT AND SHE TRANSITIONS THAT INTO ‘GREAT EXPECTATIONS’! THIS TIME ALEXIS ISN’T EVEN CLOSE TO THE ROPES AND TRY AS SHE MIGHT, SHE CAN’T ESCAPE THIS TIME! ALEXIS IS TAPPING! SHE HAS NO CHOICE!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Gina Romano: HERE IS YOUR WINNER… HARLOW REICHERT!
(“Eye of the Tiger” by New Found Glory hits the PA System and Harlow lets go of the submission immediately. She rolls onto her knees and brushes her hair out of her face, looking down at Alexis, who is clutching her arm. Harlow gets to her feet and allows the referee to raise her hand, while Jake jumps on the apron, seemingly about to check on Alexis.)
Gavin Kirkland: Big win for Harlow tonight as she starts to pick up the pieces and rebuild after her PURE Championship loss at Under Siege. Alexis Chambers fought hard, but she let her argument with Jake distract her and ultimately that cost her the win tonight.
Eve: The way Harlow is glaring at Jake has stopped the PURE Champion from entering the ring. She turns to Alexis and extends her hand.
(Alexis stares up at Harlow, but she finally takes her hand. Harlow helps her up, gives her a handshake, and nods her head in a sign of respect.)
Deadprez: It’s always good to see true sportsmanship here on Showdown. Alexis Chambers has a lot of talent and bright future ahead of her and Harlow knows that this match could have gone either way to- HEY!
Gavin Kirkland: ALEXIS JUST CLIPPED HARLOW IN THE KNEE AS HARLOW WAS EXITING THE RING! FOH! THE SHINING WIZARD CONNECTS ON HARLOW! THE FUCK YOU WERE SAYING ABOUT SPORTSMANSHIP, DEADPREZ?
Eve: Alexis Chambers leaves the rings and brushes right past Jake! Even the PURE Champ looks a little shocked by this turn of events! He takes a look at Harlow Reichert, who is down in the ring, and looks at Alexis, and look at that smirk! Jake quickly hurries to catch up to Alexis and boy. I would love to be a fly on the wall for their conversation.
Deadprez: Well that was a shocking turn of events. Harlow won the match, but it seems like Alexis is the one who ended up making the statement.
(The camera takes a final look at Harlow, who is now being helped by the referee, and Showdown fades into a commercial.)
(Commercial break featuring Andrea Valentine defending the EAW Championship against Malcolm Jones at Grand Rampage next weekend!)
(Showdown returns from commercial break as it fades into Kyra Phillips backstage. The Showdown backdrop is in front of her as she holds a microphone closer to her. She wears a bright smile on her face while looking at the camera.)
Kyra Phillips: We are just a week away from one of the most memorable Grand Rampages in recent memory, but with me, is a champion, who is expected to defend their championship, but against who? We’ll have to see, but ladies and gentlemen, please welcome the PURE Champion, Jake Smith!
(Jake Smith walks into the camera shot with the PURE Championship on his shoulder. To say that this is a crazy night would be an understatement. He started off the night successful with teaming with Bronson Daniels. It may have taken a turn for the worse with Alexis Chambers’ match against Harlow Reichert. Jake is still trying to process everything that Alexis did in the post match, but he’s trying to push that into the back of his mind.)
Kyra Phillips: Now Jake, last week on Showdown, Lance Blackfyre challenged you to a match at Grand Rampage for the PURE Championship. All this week, we have waited for an answer from you. Have you thought about Lance’s challenge?
Jake Smith: Lance Bitchfyre picked on the wrong man two weeks ago on Showdown. He thought that he interfered in the match because he wanted to? That was his only reason when we crossed paths for the first time. He thought that he could try to hurt Alexis, when she had no role in the situation between him and I. For weeks, Lance Blackfyre has done everything in his power to try to take me down. Even before Under Siege, he cost me a win against The ILLIONAIRES. He cost me the victory over Santo Muerte, who couldn’t touch me in the squared circle. It must piss someone like Lance off knowing that I never had intentions to get the PURE Championship back and STILL, I managed to walk away with the gold. The reason why I entered the Gauntlet was hoping that I would get my hands on his bitch ass. Winning the PURE Championship was nothing more than a bonus. One of the downsides of the entire match was not getting my hands on Lance and shutting him up once and for all. Now, he threw a wonderful challenge to me last week after taking down glorified wrestlers, who would never reach even a fraction of the success that I have been able to accomplish. Lance Blackfyre wants a shot at MY PURE Championship? I’ve taken down that giant and made him look like a fucking bitch each time that we stepped foot inside the ring. It’s nothing that I should be worried about. This title defense almost seems like a waste of my time. I have nothing to prove to Lance at all. I would have loved nothing more than for Lance to EARN his opportunity —
(Jake Smith stops talking as Lance Blackfyre comes into the camera shot with an intense look on his face. Kyra Phillips holds the microphone towards him.)
Lance Blackfyre: I’m the reason why you have that championship on your shoulder, Jake. I was the man who nearly destroyed Harlow Reichert and made her almost leave ringside on a stretcher. You were the man who ended up picking up the scrapes I left at ringside. I allowed you to capitalize on Harlow and get that historic second championship reign. Regardless of who was the winner in the Gauntlet, I would still be going up to them like I am with you and demand for an opportunity for the PURE Championship. Last week, I put out the challenge for you and your title. This week, I’m demanding for an opportunity to face you, Jake. Deep down, you should be thanking me that you’re even walking around with your dick swinging, believing that you’re the king of the mid card or whatever the fuck that you’re calling yourself. You’re no king, Jake. You’re nothing more than a jester, who hasn’t realized that the only reason that they’re holding the PURE Championship is because of sheer luck. It didn’t require any skill for you to take the title from Harlow Reichert. She was already broken by the time that you went out there. Even then, you almost didn’t beat her. :mjlol:
Jake Smith: I’m getting REALLY tired about people commenting on that. No, it didn’t matter which number I came out in the match, the result would still be the same. In fact, if I showed up in the match earlier, there’s no doubt that Harlow would have been eliminated from the match earlier than most people anticipated. Being in the ring with her on a few other occasions, really opened my eyes on what I needed to do in order to defeat her. As I told her, I’m not looking to rehash this so-called “rivalry.” At this point, it has become nothing more than a drag and we don’t need that. That eliminates her as a contender to face at Grand Rampage. Meanwhile, you have Santo Muerte, who is still talking to imaginary religious figures, who tell him on whether not to pursue a championship or not. It seems like “El Rey” has other plans for Santo, so that eliminates him as a contender. After much thought and consideration, I denied you of an opportunity. It’s a simple reason: I have nothing to prove to you. I’ve defeated you already nor do I want the prestige of the PURE Championship to go down with you as a contender —
(Lance Blackfyre grabs Jake Smith by his throat, getting up off his feet.)
Jake Smith (struggling to breathe): Look, let’s not do things that we’re going to regret, Lance. Just put me down.
Lance Blackfyre: Accept my challenge, Jake.
Jake Smith (struggling to breathe): I would rather not.
(Lance Blackfyre still has a hold of Jake Smith’s throat and lifts him higher.)
Jake Smith (struggling to breathe): Ugh, fine. Now let me down.
Lance Blackfyre: :mjgrin:
(Lance Blackfyre connects with the Titanic Plunge on Jake Smith. Jake crashes hard to the floor as a medical personal race to Jake Smith’s aid. One of the men being Bronson Daniels, who just wants to make sure that his friend is going to be okay. A few referees are telling Lance to leave the scene.)
Lance Blackfyre: See you at Grand Rampage, Jake. This is going to be great.
(Lance Blackfyre leaves the scene as it pans to Jake Smith being able to hold his head up as he grabs onto his throat, looking at the direction that Lance left in with a pissed off look on his face.)
(“War” by Dance With The Dead hits, as Santo Muerte steps out onto the stage. He’s dressed in an all-black attire, as the camera gets a closeup visual of his face. We can see that Muerte has a violent look in his eyes, as he stares out into the distance towards the ring. He continues to make his way down the ramp.)
Gina Romano: The following contest is a triple threat match set for ONE FALL!!! Introducing first.. From Death Valley, California.. Weighing in at 200lbs! He is The Saint of Death!!!! SANTOOOOOOO MUERTEEEEEEEE!!!
Deadprez: And here comes Santo Muerte! A couple of weeks ago, Santo managed to pick up an impressive victory over the reigning PURE Champion, Jake Smith. You would expect Santo Muerte to have his focus on taking that championship from Jake, but that isn’t the case.
Eve: Nope. Last week, Santo Muerte made it known that he has his focus set on winning the Grand Rampage match next week.
Deadprez: There may be many people doubting Santo Muerte, but that isn’t stopping him. He said that it doesn’t matter who crosses paths with him in the Grand Rampage match. It could be Cage, Rex McCallister, Ahren Fournier, or the General Manager himself, Ryan Wilson.. Whoever it is, no one is untouchable when they cross paths with the Saint of Death, Santo Muerte!
(“Starboy” by the Weeknd hits, as Ahren Fournier steps out onto the stage. He has a very determined look on his face, as he is aware that he may see both of the men he’ll be competing against tonight in the Grand Rampage match itself. Ahren continues to make his way down the entrance ramp)
Gina Romano: And his opponent!! From Pawtucket, Rhode Island.. weighing in at 210lbs!!!! THE GOAT!!!!! AHREEEEEENNNNNN FOURNIERRRRRR!!!
Gavin Kirkland: Speaking of people crossing paths with Santo Muerte.. I don’t think anyone wants to cross paths with this man right here.
Deadprez: The former world champ came out to the ring last week and told the world how he felt about everything going on in his career right now. Stating things about his former partner, Chris Elite holding their team back. To feeling as if the same men are showcased on Pain For Pride, on the posters, on the movies, and everything EAW. Ahren wants that. He feels that he deserves to be looked at as one of the faces that represents this company, and a win at the Grand Rampage would most certainly do that.
(“Three Ain’t Enough” by Jim Johnson hits, as The RingMaster steps out onto the stage. He begins jumping up and down, then proceeds to slap himself in the face to hype himself up before the match. He’s aware of the level of competition that he is up against, but he isn’t scared. In fact, this match is exactly what The RingMaster wants heading into the big FPV next week. The RingMaster makes his way down to the ring)
Gina Romano: And their opponent!! From Salisbury, Maryland.. Weighing in at 312lbs!!! CHOC LESNARR… THE RINGMASTERRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!
Deadprez: A few weeks ago, The RingMaster made it known that he wanted to enter the Grand Rampage match with the toughest journey to victory. He wanted to be entered in at the number one spot, but due to Chris Elite’s GAWD contract, it was Cage who ended up taking that slot.
Eve: But last week, The RingMaster entered Ryan Wilson’s office, and requested to be the second entrant in the Grand Rampage, and now he finds himself entering that match with Cage from Dynasty as the first two entrants.
Gavin Kirkland: Who would want to start the Grand Rampage match against Cage? To be alone in the ring with him early on in the match is risky if you ask me.
Deadprez: Risky or not, The RingMaster is up for the challenge. He wants to make Showdown proud and represent this brand the best that he can. Entering second will put a lot of eyes on him that’s for sure, and with the amount of attention he gets, this could be the match that showcases how talented the RingMaster really is. Plus, if he wins the entire thing, he’ll have a world title shot coming his way. I like the determination the RingMaster has heading into next week’s FPV.
(DING! DING! DING!)
Deadprez: And there’s the bell! All three Elitists are looking at one another, waiting for the first person to strike.
Eve: AND THAT’S THE RINGMASTER, AS HE GOES AFTER AHREN FOURNIER WITH A RIGHT HOOK TO THE SIDE OF THE HEAD! AND ANOTHER!! Ahren tries to fight off the much larger opponent with a stiff right handed punch to the chest, but The RingMaster shoves Ahren into the corner turnbuckle!
Gavin Kirkland: And now The RingMaster turns around and quickly starts throwing rights and lefts at Santo Muerte! Santo Muerte with a couple elbow shots in return, but it’s the RingMaster who grabs Santo by the arm, and whips him to the corner!
Deadprez: And Santo Muerte crashes back first against Ahren Fournier in the corner! Both men lean against that corner turnbuckle! RUNNING BODY SPLASH BY THE RINGMASTER ONTO BOTH AHREN AND SANTO MUERTE IN THE CORNER!!
Eve: Impressive showing by The RingMaster here. He’s going to need this energy at The Grand Rampage if he plans on winning the entire thing as the second entrant!
Gavin Kirkland: The RingMaster steps back out of the corner and runs to the far ropes, as both Santo Muerte and Ahren Fourner step out of the corner groggy. The RingMaster bounces back! DOUBLE POWER CLOTHESLINE!!!! IT CONNECTS, AS THE RINGMASTER NEARLY RIPPED BOTH OF THEIR HEADS OFF RIGHT THERE!!
Deadprez: Both Ahren and Santo Muerte are down in the center of the ring. Both men are clutching at their head and necks, as The RingMaster looks down at them. The RingMaster grabs both men, and brings them up to their feet. He pulls them in!! DOUBLE SNAP SUPLEX!!!
Eve: NO LOOK! Both Ahren and Santo Muerte have the same idea, as they wrap their legs around The RingMaster’s to prevent themselves from being suplexed! The RingMaster again tries to suplex his opponents, but they are defending it well!
Deadprez: SNAP SUPLEX BY AHREN AND SANTO ONTO THE RINGMASTER!!! THEY JUST SUPLEXED THE LARGEST MAN IN THE MATCH TOGETHER, AS THE RINGMASTER CRASHES BACK FIRST ONTO THE MAT!!!
Gavin Kirkland: The RingMaster gets back up to his feet. ROUNDHOUSE KICK BY SANTO MUERTE ONTO THE RINGMASTER!! The RingMaster is still standing up. He’s groggy, but still standing. SUPERKICK!!! Santo Muerte now with a superkick that connects right onto the jaw of the RingMaster!!! The RingMaster falls back against the side ropes, he rebounds.
Deadprez: AND AHREN FOURNIER WITH A KNEE STRIKE THAT SENDS THE RINGMASTER DOWN TO THE CANVAS!! WHAT A SHOT BY THE FORMER WORLD CHAMPION!!!
Eve: Look it’s Santo Muerte! He’s standing on the top rope! He leaps into the air! DIVING HURRICANRANA ONTO AHREN FOURNIER!!! NO!!! Ahren catches Santo Muerte in mid air!! Ahren keeps hold of Santo, as he walks over to the RingMaster who is still down on the mat!
Deadprez: POWERBOMB!!! Ahren Fournier just powerbombed Santo Muerte’s body into The RingMasters body!! Both men are down, and Ahren hooks Santo’s legs!
Referee: ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! THREEEEEE-
Gavin Kirkland: And there’s the kickout by Santo Muerte!
Deadprez: Ahren Fournier gets up to his feet. He grabs Santo by his limbs, and drags him over by the corner turnbuckle.
Eve: What does Ahren have in mind here?!
Deadprez: Ahren Fournier is making his way over to the corner, as he climbs up onto the middle rope. He’s facing Santo Muerte below him. Fournier leaps into the air!! DOUBLE FOOT STOMP FROM THE MIDDLE ROPE!!!
Gavin Kirkland: NO!! Santo Muerte rolled out of the way, behind Ahren just in time, as Ahren Fournier stumbles on his feet! BUT SANTO FROM BEHIND!! HE ROLLS AHREN UP!!!
Referee: ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! THRE-
Gavin Kirkland: Kickout by Ahren!!
Deadprez: Santo Muerte quickly gets up to his feet, as Ahren Fournier follows right after. Kick to the side of the leg by Santo Muerte! Another! And another! Ahren is in pain, as he reaches down by his calf where he is getting kicked. And now an open hand chop to the chest by Santo Muerte! Ahren clutches at his chest in pain! ROUNDHOUSE KICK!!! Santo Muerte with a roundhouse kick onto Ahren Fournier!! Ahren stumbles on his feet, as he’s groggy! Santo Muerte runs to the far ropes! He bounces back!
Eve: BODY TACKLE BY THE RINGMASTER OUT OF NOWHERE ONTO SANTO MUERTE WHO WAS RUNNING FULL SPEED AT AHREN FOURNIER!! The RingMaster gets up to his feet, and turns his attention to Ahren Fournier.
Gavin Kirkland: PROTECT YOUR NECK!!! CLOTHESLINE FROM HELL BY AHREN FOURNIER ONTO THE RINGMASTER!!!
Deadprez: NO!!!!! The RingMaster ducks under the arm and runs to the ropes! Ahren turns around, as The RingMaster bounces back.. ANOTHER BODY TACKLE BY THE RINGMASTER AS AHREN IS TAKEN STRAIGHT TO THE MAT!!!
Eve: The RingMaster is really taking it to his opponents here tonight. He makes his way over to Santo Muerte who’s still down on the mat, and grabs him by the mask. Santo is brought to his hands and knees before The RingMaster connects with a powerful headbutt that sends Santo back down to the canvas. The RingMaster still focusing on Santo, as he connects with multiple punches to the top of his head!
Gavin Kirkland: And now the Ring Master grabs Santo by the arms, and drags his body right next to Ahren’s, as both men lay flat in the center of the ring. Ahren slowly tries to get off the mat, but the RingMaster quickly gets on top of him and connects with two right hands and another headbutt that forces Ahren Fournier to lay flat on the mat next to Santo Muerte. The RingMaster gets up to his feet! He runs to the ropes! He rebounds!! RUNNING JUMPING SPLASH BY THE RINGMASTER ONTO BOTH OF HIS OPPONENTS!!!! IT CONNECTS!! The RingMaster puts an arm over both of his opponents for the pin!!
Referee: ONEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! THRREEEEEEEEEEEEEE-
Deadprez: DOUBLE KICKOUT BY SANTO MUERTE AND AHREN FOURNIER!!!!
Eve: The RingMaster gets back up to his feet. He’s not wasting any time getting back onto the attack, as he grabs Santo Muerte and brings the Saint of Death up to his feet. The RingMaster now lifts Santo up in the air, and gorilla presses the masked fighter as if he were a barbell in the weight room!!
Deadprez: A light barbell at that! Look at the strength of The RingMaster right here! He has Santo Muerte pressed up in the air effortlessly! The RingMaster walks over to the corner with Santo pressed up top! AND THE RINGMASTER DROPS SANTO MUERTE FACE FIRST ONTO THE TURNBUCKLE!!! Santo’s face smashes against the turnbuckle, as he backs out of the corner groggy! He’s covering his face, as the RingMaster runs to the far ropes, bounces back, and goes for a running boot to the face of Santo Muerte!!
Gavin Kirkland: NO!!!! The Saint of Death dodges that kick at the last second, as The RingMasters leg goes over the top rope!! The RingMaster has found himself in a very uncomfortable position. A position that could prevent him from enjoying the pleasure of beautiful blonde women!
Gavin Kirkland: I’m just stating how I see it.
Eve: (Rolls her eyes) You and these blonde girls.. Or women in general..
Deadprez: The RingMaster still in horrible position as his legs split the ropes. He’s definitely in pain as we can all see it in his face! Santo Muerte has managed to make it up to his feet, as he walks over to The RingMaster and dropkicks him!! The RingMaster falls over to the rope and lands onto his shoulder on the ring apron while holding onto the bottom rope!!
Gavin Kirkland: Do you notice how The RingMaster didn’t settle for accepting the fall to the ringside floor?
Deadprez: Most definitely. The RingMaster has been getting a lot of negative responses to his request to enter the Grand Rampage match so early, and right now he is giving us the perfect example as to why we shouldn’t count him out. He is fighting to show that it’s going to take a lot in order to eliminate him at the Grand Rampage!!
Eve: Santo Muerte makes his way back over to The RingMaster, and begins to stomp down onto the chest and shoulder of The RingMaster from inside of the ring, while The RingMaster lays on his side on the apron! Santo continues to stomp down The RingMaster!
Deadprez: But look! It’s Ahren Fournier! He’s back up to his feet, as he grabs Santo Muerte from behind, and turns him around! Ahren grabs Santo by the arm and pulls him in for.. FOR THE CLIMAX!!! RIPCORD KNEE STRIKE CONNECTS ONTO SANTO MUERTE, AS THE MASKED IS KNOCKED OUT COLD FOR A SECOND AND FALLS THROUGH THE MIDDLE ROPES, AND LANDS DOWN TO THE RINGSIDE FLOOR!!
Gavin Kirkland: Ahren Fournier now walks over to the RingMaster, and grabs him by the arms! Ahren uses all of his strength to try and pull the RingMaster back inside the ring ropes, but the heavier opponent is making it challenging for the former world champ. Ahren lets go of The RingMaster’s arms and begins throwing elbow strikes at the top of his head. The RingMaster is fight his way back up now, as he gets to his hands and knees before connecting with rights and lefts to the abdomen of Fournier! Fournier still trying to keep the pressure on the RingMaster with those elbow shots, but it’s the RingMaster who shoves Fournier back! The RingMaster now makes it up to his feet!
Deadprez: SUPERKICK TO THE SHIN BY AHREN FOURNIER!!! NO!! The RingMaster prawls his legs back, and drops down to his knee to avoid the kick! SUPERKICK TO THE FACE BY AHREN ONTO THE KNEELING RINGMASTER!!! IT CONNECTS!!! That combination and set-up is what Ahren likes to call “Star Struck”, as it sends The RingMaster falling down to the canvas!!
Eve: But look! It’s Santo Muerte! He’s back up onto the apron! He’s making his way over to the corner, as he begins to climb up to the top turnbuckle!
Gavin Kirkland: But Ahren Fournier sees this, as he walks over to Santo Muerte and begins to connect with stiff punches before Muerte can even get all the way to the top! Ahren with a right hook! And another! Santo Muerte now with a kick to Ahren! He’s trying to fight Ahren off, but again Ahren with another stiff punch! Santo with another kick! Ahren with a punch! Santo with another kick! And another! Santo with a third kick to Ahren Fournier’s chest, as that one pushes Ahren back a bit! Ahren Fournier charges back at Santo Muerte in the corner!!
Deadprez: And another huge kick by Santo Muerte, as it catches Ahren Fournier right at the jaw!! Ahren clutches at his jaw in pain, as he is definitely seeing stars from that shot! Santo Muerte gets himself up onto the top rope! He leaps into the air! DIVING HURRICANRANA!!!!!
Eve: PROTECT YA NECK!!! CLOTHESLINE FROM HELL BY AHREN FOURNIER, AS HE CATCHES SANTO MUERTE WITH IT IN MID-AIR!!! SANTO IS OUT COLD!!
Gavin Kirkland: And now Ahren Fournier gets up to his feet!
Deadprez: RUNNING BIG BOOT BY THE RINGMASTER!!! THE RINGMASTER WAS ABLE TO MAKE IT UP TO HIS FEET AND CONNECT WITH INCREDIBLE SHOT TO THE FACE OF AHRENN!!
Eve: And that big boot sends Ahren falling back against the ring ropes, he rebounds! PROTECT YA NECK!!!!! CLOTHESLINE FROM HELL!!!
Deadprez: NO!!!!! The RingMaster ducks underneath the arm and gets from behind Ahren! Ahren turns around! POWER CLOTHESLINE BY RINGMASTER!!!! NO!!! Ahren dodges it, keeps the arm, and pulls The RingMaster in for THE CLIMAX!!! RIPCORD KNEE STRIKE!!!!!
Eve: NO!!!! The RingMaster ducks his head, as Ahren’s knee goes flying right over him! The RingMaster ducks his shoulder! And he lifts Ahren up onto his shoulders!! The RingMaster walks to the center of the ring! He’s looking for it! He’s going for the Big Ending!!
Deadprez: IT’S SHANE GATES, DRAY FONTANA, AND LUCAS JOHNSON!!! They all slide into the ring, as Gates attacks Santo, and Dray and Lucas go after Ahren and The RingMaster!!! The RingMaster drops Ahren, as both of them get attacked by Dray and Lucas! Meanwhile, Santo is taking punches to the face by Shane!! The referee is calling for the bell!!
(DING! DING! DING!)
Gavin Kirkland: Dray Fontana has The RingMaster back against the corner turnbuckles, as he’s firing away with left and rights! Santo Muerte is sitting in another corner, as Shane Gates is stomping down onto his body!! And then there’s Ahren down on the ground in the center of the ring getting hit with elbow shots by Lucas Johnson!!
Deadprez: The RingMaster is now fighting back as he is trading punches with Dray Fontana!! Ahren is trying to get up onto his hands and knees, but Lucas Johnson is continuing to drive these elbow shots down onto his body! Shane Gates has Santo sitting in the corner, but pulls him out, and grabs him by the back of the mask!! And Shane Gates tosses Santo Muerte over the top rope!!
Eve: But Santo Muerte lands on the apron, as he hangs on to the top rope!!! Gates now firing away with punches! Santo is responding with punches of his own now!!
Gavin Kirkland: Back over at the other end of the ring, it’s the RingMaster who shoves Fontana back, as Fontana takes a few steps from out of the corner! He charges back at the RingMaster!!
Deadprez: BODY TACKLE BY THE RINGMASTER!! It sends Dray Fontana down to the canvas, as he rolls under the ring ropes, and down to the ringside floor!!
Gavin Kirkland: And now Ahren has made it to his feet, as both him and Lucas Johnson are trading shots with one another!!!
Deadprez: DOUBLE BODY TACKLE BY THE RINGMASTER ONTO LUCAS JOHNSON AND AHREN FOURNIER!!!! Lucas Johnson rolls to the side of the ring, under the ropes, and down to the ringside floor!!! Ahren rolls off to the side of the inside of the ring near the ring apron!
Eve: Meanwhile, Santo Muerte and Shane Gates are still trading punches with one another! Santo is still standing on the apron, as Gates stands in the inside of the ring!!
Deadprez: LOOK! IT’S THE RINGMASTER AGAIN!!! HE CHARGES AT MUERTE AND GATES!!! DOUBLE BODY TACKLE AGAIN!!!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: SHANE GATES SIDE STEPS AT THE LAST SECOND, AS THE RINGMASTER GOES THROUGH THE MIDDLE ROPES AND TACKLES SANTO MUERTE!!! BOTH ELITISTS LAND ONTO THE FLOOR AT RINGSIDE!!!!
Deadprez: Shane Gates is looking down at both Santo Muerte and The RingMaster with some relief, as that wouldn’t have went well if he didn’t get out of the way. He turns back around..
Eve: PROTECT YA NECK!!!!! CLOTHESLINE FROM HELL BY AHREN FOURNIER ONTO SHANE GATES!!! AND THE SPEED AND MOMENTUM FORCES BOTH MEN TO GO OVER THE TOP ROPE AND DOWN TO THE RINGSIDE FLOOR!!!!!
Deadprez: I DON’T KNOW WHAT THE HELL WE JUST WITNESSED, BUT ALL 6 OF THESE MEN ARE DOWN AND OUT HERE AT RINGSIDE!!!
Gavin Kirkland: All 6 of these men want to cement their legacy by winning this Grand Rampage match next week and headlining Pain for Pride 13!!
Eve: The emotions are rising! It’s that time of year!
Deadprez: This is where every Elitist pushes their limits in order to achieve something special! Something great! This is for the Grand Rampage! This is for Pain for Pride!! Will one of these 6 men make it happen next week on the 19th?!?! We’ll find out at the Grand Rampage!!!!
(The camera shows all of the bodies surrounding the ring. All 6 men are seen struggling to get up to their feet. They all look at one another at ringside. The determination and readiness is seen in their eyes, as each one of these men believe that they can be the one to headline Pain for Pride 13. The camera eventually fades elsewhere.)
(SCREEN BAR — EARLIER THIS WEEK.)
(The scene fades into Minerva sitting on a chair around the lower level seats in the Staples Center. She looks straight ahead of her towards the ring with a reflective look on her face. On the arm rest, there is the Universal Women’s Championship. Minerva is wearing a black hoodie and skinny jeans paired with some black platforms. Her feet are resting high up on the chair across from her. She takes a moment to take the scenery in before beginning.)
Minerva: In one week, I will be walking into my first title defense as Universal Women’s Champion. I always envisioned myself as the Universal Women’s Champion. It was a matter of when it was going to happen. Following my loss of the Unified Tag Team Championships and with the blessing of my dear Constance Blevins, I knew that I needed to cash in the Iconic Cup that night. Regardless of whoever walked out as champion, I was planning on cutting that celebration real short. Raven Roberts ended up being the woman I cashed in my Iconic Cup in. I ended the reign of the longest-reigning Universal Women’s Champion to date. It seems like Raven wasn’t able to handle that. She immediately issued out the challenge to face me at Grand Rampage and as champion, I stepped up to the plate because I have the advantage going into the match. Not only is it my first title defense, but Raven is going to succumb to the emotion of getting her championship back, she’ll never see her demise coming. Raven can argue that I need to be on the lookout for her claymore kick. I’ve seen that kick nail the skull of every man and woman who steps into the ring with her. I was one of those women on Voltage last week, but it’s not going to happen again. I refuse to fall victim to Raven Roberts and contribute to her getting a historic second championship reign. I refuse to let go of this championship so prematurely. Everyone would love nothing more than to see Raven reclaim the championship, they feel like she was robbed of it, but I’m looking to keep this reign going. After Grand Rampage, I hope that Raven moves on from this chapter and her career and moves onto something that isn’t going to provide her with much heart break.
Minerva: The Universal Women’s Championship is going to provide her with that heart break. Who knows what’s going to happen with Raven after I defeat her at Grand Rampage? It’s not going to be continuing her quest to reclaim this championship. She can go ahead and challenge for the Unified Tag Team Championships with her ken doll of a husband. Such a shame that she’s letting that opportunity go down to waste. At least a team like The ILLIONAIRES would have utilized that opportunity, but this waiting game with Raven is so pathetic. It’s nice to know that the champions that Heavenly Hell elevated to new heights is nothing more than a consultation prize when things don’t go your way at Grand Rampage, but it’s not something worth getting upset about. My only focus at the moment is this Universal Women’s Championship. It’s dominating any Elitists that dares to stand toe-to-toe against me. I proved it in my match against Ryan Wilson last week. I don’t give a damn if you’re some authority figure on Showdown. I don’t care if you’re some uninformed man in the locker room or if you’re just another glorified barbie doll slut in this business, but I will leave you laying as I stand tall in the end. Out of the three previous champions, I am the only one that truly matters. I’m the only one worth talking about. I am the example of hard working paying off. I am the example that you don’t need to be some shit talking Bratz doll like Serena Bennett. You don’t need to be some barbie doll slut like Kassidy Heart. You don’t need to be some goodie-two-shoes like Raven Roberts. All you need to be is the hardest working woman in the business. All you need to do is keep being yourself and you will get to your destination.
Minerva: My championship reign was not a fluke. It wasn’t a fifteen minutes of fame with me. It’s the real deal. I’m planning to keep this championship for as long as I can. This championship is going to be the reason why I get to the Pain for Pride stage. It’s going to be the reason why I will go down as one of the most dominating champions in the young history of the Universal Women’s Championship. There’s not many people who believe that I’m not capable of doing that. There’s not many people who believe that I’ll make it out of this title defense. They would love nothing more than to get their perfect pretty champion that you can put on the billboards and posters. Just because I’m holding this championship doesn’t mean I’ll succumb to all of that. No, I’ll continue to remain myself. I’ll continue to be the best that this company has to offer. I’m not going to allow myself to slide back into the cannon fodder role. I refuse to insert myself in situations where I’m being positioned to lose. As long as I’m the champion, that’s not going to happen anytime soon. Raven Roberts will not understand that, but she is walking into this title defense with a disadvantage. It’s not because her emotions will get the best of her, but it’s also the unawareness that I am clearly the better competitor in the ring than her. At Grand Rampage, she’ll realize all of that. Most importantly, I will STILL be the Universal Women’s Champion.
(Minerva relaxes herself as she continues to look at the empty scenery in front of her. The scene fades elsewhere.)
( Showdown returns from the break and “I Love it Loud” (Wolf Howl Intro) by Kiss hits, as Shaker Jones steps out onto the stage with Detective Biggums, Detective Ty, and Detective Asson, aka The Bozo Victims Unit, following right behind him. Shaker is wearing black leather tights to go along with his black leather jacket, as he walks down to the ring )
Gina Romano: The following two-on-three handicap contest is the main event of the evening, and it is set for one fall! Introducing first, from Inglis, Manitoba, Canada!!! Weighing in at 238 POOOUNNDS!!! He is accompanied by the Bozo Victims Unit!! THE CANADIAN WOLF!!!! SHAKERRRRRRRRRRRR JONESSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!
Eve: It is now main event time, and though the Staples Center has been closed to the general public, it appears we still have an audience!
( The camera shows some of the few available front row seats where Xander Payne’s son, Ameer Payne, is seated. Joining him are his mother, Payton Payne, and his little sister, Seneca. The girls are wearing Xander Payne’s merch, and Ameer is wearing one of Myles’ t-shirts. )
Gavin Kirkland: These fools are going to get themselves killed!! Are they deaf or did they not hear the threats coming from The Mauler last week?! :damn:
Eve: Luckily for them Kassidy Heart is not in the building tonight. Nevertheless, Xander Payne’s son Ameer was initially invited to watch his father compete tonight as requested by the EAW Chairman himself, but it has become a family affair it seems. I don’t know Deadprez, I think I’ve got to question the willingness to comply on the part of the Payne family.
Deadprez: It is for sure a major, major risk, but can only hope they got some sort of back up plan in case things get hairy. Just because Kassidy Heart isn’t here doesn’t make them safe.
( Cut to the announce desk. )
Eve: To keep you all updated, as you all just heard Gina Romano referred to this main event match as a “handicap match”. That is because as we have just been notified, one of the participants in this match, Jordan Payne, will be unable to attend due to travel difficulties stemming from the current global events.
Gavin Kirkland: Luckily Shake & Bake has the BVU at his side to serve as a little bit of a cavalry, so to speak! Who the hell needs equal numbers when you’re teaming up with a walking living legend like TNT!
Eve: And according to Showdown General Manager Ryan Wilson, there is a “no contact clause” in effect prohibiting physical provocation between any of the three participants in the Answers World Championship match. Meaning DDD, Xander and Cameron have to cooperate as a unit, or they’ll jeopardize their spot in the Answers World Title match.
Gavin Kirkland: YAY TEAM! All three of these individuals have held Tag Team Championships in the past, I fully trust in their abilities to cooperate as a unit!
( “Five Night At Freddy’s” by The Living Tombstone plays, and TNT walks out pumped up and filled with energy. )
Gina Romano: His partner, from Brisbane, Australia weighing in at 136 POOOUNDS!!! TTTTTTTTTT NNNNNNNNNNN TTTTTTTTTTTTTT!!!!
Deadprez: But focusing on the actual match at hand. You got to admire the heart of Shaker Jones, despite a string of rough losses he is still walking out here with his head up high and a very focused look about him. TNT looks damn serious about this himself, you can tell he’s hungry for a main event victory.
Gavin Kirkland: Even if the building’s empty, Shaker Jones is main eventing Saturday Night Showdown in the STAPLES CENTER against some of the best in the entire business! He had better be focused, millions are still watching, and this is still very much a big deal especially considering the odds!
Eve: The odds, obviously staggering, considering they’re short a partner due to Jordan Payne’s travel issue and not being able to return from England on time.
Gavin Kirkland: I was looking so forward to seeing the GOAT :mjcry: but at least we have the baby-GOAT, TNT, as consolation :blessed:
( “Let It Go” by A$AP Ferg comes on, and Mr. DEDEDE walks out through the billowing smoke dressed to compete, and wearing a “Gawdzilla” t-shirt. The noticeable absence of his wife Kassidy is felt. )
Gina Romano: And their opponents! Introducing first, residing in The Ryan Adams Estate weighing in at 235 POOOUNNDSS!!!! “THE GAWD” MMMISTEEEEEEEEER DEEEEEEEEEEEEEDEEEEEEEEEEEDEEEEEEEEE!!!
( DDD approaches the Payne family at ringside with a predatory look on his face. Payton Payne stands up, backing away with her two children. Ameer Payne rebels against his mom and leans over the barricade, booing him LOUDLY and giving him a thumbs down. )
Eve: WHAT THE HELL?!?! DDD GRABS AMEER BY THE SHIRT COLLAR!!!
Deadprez: AND AS YOU WOULD EXPECT, HERE COMES XANDER PAYNE!!! XANDER COMES CHARGING DOWN THE AISLE TO PROTECT HIS BOY! DDD SEES HIM COMING AND RETREATS BEHIND US! WATCH OUT!
( Xander rushes over to the announce desk, and DDD jumps over the barricade and sprints deep into the floor concessions unit. Xander Payne jumps over the barricade to come after him, but DDD rushes up a flight of steps and Xander stops right at the bottom of the steps. He is screaming at DDD, demanding him to get back there. )
Gavin Kirkland: What does Xander think he’s doing?! There is a no contact clause in effect!
Deadprez: DAMN THE CLAUSE GAVIN, WHEN YOU MESS WITH A MAN’S SON ALL BETS ARE OFF!
( DDD is hiding behind a vacated hot-dog stand to protect himself in case Xander follows him. )
Mr. DEDEDE (off-mic): I’m protecting you you fat son of a Bitch! You broke motherfucker! I’m protecting your interests! You can’t feed your family without that title match! You NEED that pay day! Don’t forget that!
( Xander Payne goes back to ringside to check in with his family, and Ameer assures his father that he’s alright. Xander rolls into the ring and demands the referee get the match started. )
Gina Romano: Already in the ring, from Toronto, Ontario, Canada, “THE PAYNEKILLER”, XANDEEEER PAAAAYYYNEEEEE!!!
Deadprez: Xander Payne is HOT, he doesn’t wanna wait any longer, he wants to blow off some steam right now!
Eve: And you can’t blame him.
( “ULTRAnumb” by Blue Stahli hits, as Cameron Ella Ava steps out onto the stage. She’s wearing a red top to go along with some black bottoms and a red snapback that she has turned all the way around. The Answers World Championship is also strapped around her waist, as she begins to walk down the ramp and towards the ring. )
Gina Romano: And their tag team partner! From Los Angeles, California!! She is the Goddess of Elite Answers Wrestling!!! The Centerpiece!! Your EAW ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPION!!! CAMERRRRRONNNN ELLLLLLLAAA AVAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: In an unexpected twist, TNT is marching right into Xander Payne’s face as the Answers World Champion makes her way down the aisle! TNT is getting hyper competitive, and Xander wants no parts of it, he shoves TNT back with a hand right to the face! TNT slaps Xander on the chest, pushing him back! And there’s a BIG EUROPEAN UPPERCUT TO KNOCK TNT DOWN! Xander Payne is demanding that the official gets this match underway, he doesn’t even want to wait for either of his teammates!
( DING! DING! DING! )
Eve: Xander takes TNT up from the mat and sends him into the corner, before firing away with hammer-like blows to the mid section! Xander takes TNT out of the corner and sends him FLYING ACROSS THE RING WITH A BIG TIME BEAL!!!
Gavin Kirkland: Not a difficult thing to do considering he’s not even 200 pounds.
Deadprez: :dahell: You really believe this big ol burly corn shucking biscuit eating hillbilly is underneath 200 lbs?!
Gavin Kirkland: The stats don’t lie DP.
Deadprez: What did I tell you about calling me that sus shit.
Eve: Xander’s got TNT by the neck, and slams his own head into his opponents for a thunderous headbutt! Follows up with an elbow drop to the chest! Xander runs off the ropes and comes right back with a big time BACK SENTON! And he sits up beating his chest, letting out a primal yell! The audience is eating this up! And by audience, I of course mean the Payne family sitting here at ringside. Cameron Ella Ava calls for Xander Payne’s attention.
Xander Payne (to Cam): What do you want.
Cameron Ella Ava (to Xander): You’re going to need to tag me in. Go be with your family. I’ve got this match covered.
Xander Payne: I don’t need you bitch.
Cameron Ella Ava: What did you just call me?
( Cameron Ella Ava steps in the ring and confronts Xander. )
Deadprez: The Answers World Champion isn’t going to take that disrespect too kindly. She is asserting herself, as she should, and reminding Xander that he ought to show some respect. Xander ain’t backing down either, and the referee is advising the two to let cooler heads prevail.. ONLY FOR TNT TO BRING XANDER ONTO HIS SHOULDERS WITH A ROLL UP!
Ref: OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!! TWO!!!!
Eve: KICK OUT BY XANDER! Both men back up quickly. TNT FIRING AWAY WITH SOME CHEST CHOPS! XANDER PAYNE EATING REPEATED KNIFE EDGE CHOPS!
Gavin Kirkland: RIGHT TO THE MANBOOBS!
Eve: AND XANDER FIRES BACK WITH A RIDICULOUS PALM STRIKE, TURNING TNT INSIDE OUT!!!! TNT rolls around clutching his chest that is going to look like mince meat after all’s said and done. Shaker Jones already wants in on this, and Xander Payne acknowledges that. He picks up TNT and brings him near their team corner to taunt Shaker and feign like he’s going to allow TNT to tag out of this… only for Xander to take TNT to a different corner and bash his face into the middle one! Before using his boot to press TNT’s head against that middle turnbuckle!
Ref: 1! 2! 3! 4!
( Xander relents, but not without giving the official some attitude. Mr. DEDEDE has finally summoned up the gumption to return to ringside, and he climbs up to Xander’s corner where he stands right by Cameron Ella Ava. )
Mr. DEDEDE: Just like the good old days huh Cammy :troll:
Cameron Ella Ava: Fuck off.
Deadprez: Xander carries TNT in his arms and walks around the ring a bit, displaying his strength before staring DDD right in the eyes and delivering an OVER-THE-KNEE BACKBREAKER!
Xander Payne (to DDD): That’s how I’m going to break your back, old man.
Eve: Xander pulls TNT up to his shoulders and delivers an INVERTED USHIGOROSHI!!! CHEST FIRST INTO THE KNEE!!! TNT IS UP TO BOTH KNEES CLUTCHING THAT BEATEN CHEST, LOW SUPERKICK FROM PAYNE!!! And Xander strolls over to the far corner and steps through the ropes in order to climb up all the way to the top, he’s got to be thinking front splash! Hold on now, Detective Ty climbs up to the apron, Xander kicks Ty away! Detective Asson is up to the apron as well! Payton is screaming for the referee to do something, but the official is too focused on Ty and doesn’t see Asson YANK XANDER BY THE LEG, AND CROTCHING HIM RIGHT AT THE TOP TURNBUCKLE!
Deadprez: DDD and Cam peep the fuckery but they’re not too pressed by it, not as though either of them object to what’s happening to Xander. Payton on the other hand is livid –
Gavin Kirkland: Don’t know why she would be! Whatever’s down there, she can’t even find it!
Deadprez: Xander is gingerly making his way down from the turnbuckle, but it’s given TNT enough time to crawl over to his team corner after the beating he had to take, and tag Shaker Jones into this match! Detective Biggums aka Big Mike cheering him on from ringside! There’s a running shoulder block taking Xander down! Careens off the ropes for a running forearm smash right into the face! Xander sent tumbling, gets back up, and Shaker takes him by the wrist to send him into the corner with an Irish whip! Payne reverses the whip, and Shaker springs off the turnbuckle!!! JUST TO CATCH XANDER RIGHT ON THE JAW WITH A SPRINGBOARD SUPA DUPA KICK!!!! SPRINGBOARD DISASTER KICK, AND A HOOK OF THE LEG! THIS COULD BE SHAKER’S NIGHT!!!
Ref: OOOOOOOOOOOOOOONEEEEEEEEEE!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO-
Eve: Shoulder up! Xander Payne’s family is at the edge of their seat, and I think even they know Xander is being caught off guard here. Shaker Jones regardless of the assistance he’s getting from the BVU is not the guy you want to just write off. This isn’t the Big Bhaker Bhampion Shaker Jones, this is someone who has made big strides to his own personal performance and it has been showing this season more than ever. Xander Payne instinctively rolls to his corner to recover, and DDD takes the opportunity to tag himself in.
Gavin Kirkland: But look at this! The Gawd picks Xander Payne up, and tosses him through the ropes, sending him tumbling to the outside! The referee is admonishing him for that.
Eve: Wasn’t there a rule in place about no contact between the three Triple Threat match participants?
Deadprez: Something tells me the EAW Chairman isn’t going to voluntarily recuse himself from the Answers World Championship match.
Gavin Kirkland: Oh pls. Get real. That’s as much contact as Xander is going to get from his wife tonight after being crotched on the top rope like that! No big deal. It looks like The Gawd is gonna tag out of this thing, offering up his hand to Cameron Ella Ava… but Cameron SLAPS him on his chest, and steps into the ring herself. DDD is telling her to watch it, but our champion is as sassy as she is ASSy, I mean gootness gracious look at that wagon! But ye, Cameron focuses on Shaker Jones who is just chomping at the bit to get another shot at the Answers World Champion following his unsuccessful bout from last week, and the two begin to lock horns.
Deadprez: Shaker catches Cameron in a side headlock, Cameron attempts to bring him into the ropes and toss Shaker right off her – but Shaker reels her in for an Irish whip into a CLOTHESLINE! Nobody home! The champ ducks the oncoming arm, and there’s a kick right to the ribs from Cam! Ducks the wild right from Jones! Cam drives her shoulder into his midsection and the two TUMBLE DOWN TO RINGSIDE THROUGH THE ROPES, AT THE BOTTOM OF THE RAMP! Almost like she speared him to the outside, and the BVU appear to be closing in on the Answers World Champion, but she rolls right back in the ring. Detective Ty and Detective Biggums will Shaker Jones back up to his feet, showing their support for their leader… LOOK OUT!!!
Gavin Kirkland: CAMERON ELLA AVA WITH A TWISTING PLANCHA, OVER THE ROPES TO THE OUTSIDE!!! SHE TAKES DOWN SHAKER, WHILE THE REST OF THE BVU SCRAMBLE AWAY! SO MUCH FOR THEIR “LEADER”, THEY ALL GOT THE HELL OUT OF DODGE WHEN THE GOING GOT ROUGH!
Eve: Cameron drags Shaker up from the floor now after the referee orders her to bring this match back in the ring… and Cam sends Shaker RIGHT INTO DETECTIVE ASSON!!! PERHAPS PAYBACK FOR THE INTERFERENCE SHE CAUSED EARLIER IN THE MATCH! Now she turns her head in the direction of Biggums and Ty, issuing them a warning!
Cameron Ella Ava (off-mic): Stay the FUCK out of my business, you hear me?!
Ty & Biggums: :krabs: !!!!
Eve: The Answers World Champion laying down the law! Cam pulls Shaker up off of Detective Asson and rolls him back into the ring before following him in. Cameron Ella Ava picks a corner to set herself up at, and stalks her proverbial prey as Shaker attempts to bring himself back to a vertical… the moment he does, CAM GOES RUNNING FORWARD!!!! LOOKING FOR IN EXCELSIS!!!!! NOT SO FAST, SHAKER DUCKS UNDERNEATH IT AND ROLLS CAMERON UP TO HER SHOULDERS, HOOKING THE RIGHTS!
Ref: OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOO-
Eve: CAM ROLLS THROUGH IT, AND CONVERTS IT INTO AN ARMTRAP CROSSFACE… NO LOOK AT THIS! SHE MODIFIES INTO A SEATED FUJIWARA ARMBAR!!! WHO ELSE DO YOU KNOW DELIVERS THAT?! YOU GUESSED IT, SHADES FROM HER SISTER CAMILLE AVA! CAMERON HAS “RED HANDED” LOCKED IN TIGHT AND SHAKER APPEARS TO HAVE NOWHERE TO GO! THE 2/3RDS OF THE BVU ARE SCARED SHITLESS TO GET INVOLVED, AND THE OTHER HAS BEEN INCAPACITATED! SHAKER IS AT HIS WITS END, THAT MIGHT BE IT FOR THE CANADIAN WOLF!
Gavin Kirkland: NOT SO FAST, LOOK WHO IT IS! THE GOAT HIMSELF TNT! HE YANKS CAM OFF OFF OF SHAKER AND APPEARS TO BE GOING FOR SOMETHING-
Eve: WONDER WOMAN PUNCH!!!
Deadprez: CAM JUST KNOCKED TNT’S BLOCK OFF!!! YOU GOT TO BE DAMN STUPID TO COME AFTER THE ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPION WHEN SHE’S INTENSE AS THAT!
Gavin Kirkland: Uh all kidding aside, have you seen one of TNT’s promos? Let’s just say this may be a ‘handicap’ match in more ways than one.
Eve: And now Cameron Ella Ava turns back to Shaker Jones, but instinct has brought him away from the center of the ring and over to the apron! The champion walks over to the other side of the ring to bring Shaker back into this fight, but what’s this?? Shaker grabs a fist full of her hair, and is attempting to restrict her movement – wait a second?! Detective Ty!!! He’s hidden behind the apron, and he’s applying a set of handcuffs, one to the middle rope and another around Cam’s wrist! What the hell is the meaning of this?!
Ref: WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU’RE DOING?!
Deadprez: The BVU have effectively handcuffed Cameron to the middle rope! And the referee is trying to intervene, trying his best to help Cameron pull herself out of those handcuffs, GOOD GAWD, SHAKER JONES REBOUNDS OFF THE ROPES AND CATCHES HER ACROSS THE CHEST WITH A CLOTHESLINE FROM HELL!!!! THAT SENDS HER FLIPPING THROUGH THE ROPES, TANGLED UP, AND DANGLING ABOVE RINGSIDE!!!
Gavin Kirkland: THAT IMPACT! THAT CAR CRASH! Look at poor Ameer, she’s frightened by what she just saw :mjcry:
Deadprez: Check this out! DDD is close enough to where he can drag Cameron Ella Ava to his corner and tag himself in, despite her being cuffed to the middle ropes! DDD has declared himself to be the legal man – BUT FROM RINGSIDE, XANDER PAYNE YANKS DDD OFF THE APRON BY HIS ANKLE! DDD LANDS ON HIS FEET, BUT TURNS TO XANDER, GOING NOSE TO NOSE WITH HIM! DDD warns Xander not to get physical, and Xander SHOVES him back!!! DDD’s just about had it! HE SPRINTS OVER AT XANDER AND DELIVERS A SPEAR!!!!!
Eve: XANDER SIDE STEPS IT, AND DDD ACCIDENTALLY SPEARS THROUGH DETECTIVE TY!!!!
( DDD looks up at Xander from the ground, and Xander simply gives him a shrug. Xander leans over the barricade and digs his hand into the bucket of popcorn held by Ameer. He begins stuffing popcorn in his mouth. )
Ameer: Hey! >:(
( Mr. DEDEDE looks down at the fallen Detective Ty, looks up at Xander with his family, and switches his gaze to the handcuffed Cameron Ella Ava who is still receiving assistance from the official. A little smile creeps upon his face. DDD then begins to pull the police vest off of Detective Ty. )
Eve: What is DDD doing?
( DDD puts on the police vest for himself, then rolls back into the ring trying it out for size. )
Mr. DEDEDE (to Cam): Hey Cam!
( Cameron stops what she’s doing and looks at DDD. )
Mr. DEDEDE: Remember this???
( “Carrera Lu” by Lupe Fiasco hits, and Mr. DEDEDE begins gyrating his hips. )
Gavin Kirkland: COULD IT BE?!?!
( DDD begins pantomiming the mannerisms of “The Sheriff.” )
Gavin Kirkland: THE SHERIFF IS BACK!!! FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY, GAYNOS AND WONDER WOMAN HAVE RETURNED! AND IN SOME SORT OF JAMES GUNN-MEETS-GEORGE LUCAS CROSSOVER, THEY HAVE ALIGNED THEMSELVES WITH JABBA THE HUTT!!!
( Xander shoots Gavin Kirkland a death glare. )
Xander Payne (to Gavin): EXCUSE ME, there’s no crowd, I can actually hear you. Douchebag.
Seneca Payne (to her mother): Mommy, what’s a dooshbag?
Gavin Kirkland: DDD is stealing Shaker Jones’ “tranquilo” taunt!!! No! He’s perfecting it! He’s playing the cock guitar!!! Shaker doesn’t have any idea what to make of this, and quite frankly none of us do, but it’s provocative! It gets the people going!
Deadprez: SHAKER GOING FOR ANOTHER CLOTHESLINE FROM HELL!!! DDD DUCKS IT, SHAKER TURNS AROUND –
Gavin Kirkland: THE REAR VIEW!!!! HE DELIVERED THAT BETTER THAN ASTRAEA EVER COULD! WHAT OTHER 40 YEAR OLD MAN DO YOU KNOW CAN DELIVER A SPLIT THAT WIDE, THAT HIGH IN MID AIR?! I’M TELLING YOU IT’S THE FAIRY DUST COURSING THROUGH HIS VEINS :wow: THE FACE THAT RUNS THE PLACE HAS BECOME THE TWINK THAT TICKLES US PINK, AND CAMERON ELLA AVA IS LITERALLY BURNING WITH RAGE!
Eve: DDD is doing all this to taunt her, you got to imagine she is having vietnam-style flashbacks to 2018.
Gavin Kirkland: Shaker Jones is recovering at the corner now, and in comes Detective Biggums!!! He is coming to defend his BVU leader! BUT THE GAYWAD CATCHES HIM WITH A MANDIBLE CLAW!!!!
Eve: To the groin.
Gavin Kirkland: TO THE GROIN!!! THAT VICE GRIP IS GOING TO POP THE DETECTIVE’S BIGGUMS UNTIL THEY’RE REDUCED TO LITTLEUMS!
Deadprez: A fucking yo
( Ameer Payne is laughing his ass off. Payton Payne tries desperately to shield her children’s eyes. )
Gavin Kirkland: DDD CACKLES HIS SINISTER ASS OFF, THERE’S A REASON WHY THEY CALL HIM THE RECTAL PROLAPSER! THE KING OF THE CLEVELAND STEAMER! SAN FRANCISCO’S FAVORITE SON! IF HE GOES INTO THE GRAND RAMPAGE ON THIS KIND OF ROLL, HE IS DESTINED TO WALK OUT WITH THE ANSWERS WORLD TITLE! Now his attention is refocused on Shaker! He is still recovering at the corner, and DDD backs up all the way while Cam is forced to kneel there and watch all of her insecurities come to life! THE SHERIFF TAKES OFF! SPRINGS OFF OF DETECTIVE BIGGUMS’ BACK, AND CATCHES SHAKER JONES IN THE CORNER WITH A JUMPING T-BAG!!!! SUPER BRONCO BUSTER! THOSE COLD ROLLED BALLS OF STEEL GO SMACKING SHAKER RIGHT ACROSS HIS FACE! THAT’S VINTAGE SHERIFF!!!
Eve: Cold rolled WHAT NOW
( Xander Payne is still at ringside now completely hijacking his son’s bucket of popcorn, highly entertained by what he’s seeing. )
Gavin Kirkland: I’ll be surprised if poor Shaker isn’t concussed!
( Shaker Jones falls flat on his face. Another referee manages to free Cameron from the ropes, and Cam immediately storms into the ring to confront DDD. )
Mr. DEDEDE (off-mic): Jesus bitch can’t you take a joke :dahell:
Gavin Kirkland: Really though why is she so mad? :skip: Has she no sense of humor?!
Eve: WATCH YOUR BACK!!! TNT FROM BEHIND!!! CAM SHOVES DDD ASIDE BEFORE TNT CAN BLINDSIDE HIM, AND CAM DELIVERS THE GODDESS’ TOUCH!!! NEARLY TAKING TNT’S HEAD OFF HIS SHOULDERS!!!
( DDD looks down at Cameron as she glares up at him from one knee. He appears “touched” by her generosity. Cam stands up to set the record straight. )
Cameron Ella Ava (to DDD): Don’t get the wrong idea, that’s you at Grand Rampage mother fu-
Deadprez: SHAKER JONES SHOVES DDD FROM BEHIND AND SENDS HIM COLLIDING INTO CAMERON! Cam is taken down and is sent rolling out of the ring, and Shaker Jones is beating down on The Gawd with everything he’s got! Rights and lefts just unloading and hitting DDD into his kidneys, his ribs, and over the head now as DDD attempts to roll over and defend himself! Shaker unleashes the stomps too, putting the boots to the 7-time World Champion, and ripping off his Sheriff vest, essentially ending the run of “The Sheriff”. Shaker Jones winds up that vest, and CRACKS IT OVER DDD’S BACK TO CREATE A WHIPLASH EFFECT!
Eve: Shaker Jones reels DDD in, and lifts him to DROP HIM RIGHT ON THE BACK OF HIS HEAD FOR THE GANSO BOMB!!! SHAKER HOLDS IN THE PIN!!!
Ref: OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOO-
Eve: DDD kicks out! Shaker Jones is going to go right back to the well here and deliver another Ganso Bomb, although DDD is creating some resistance! Shaker keeps DDD in a front facelock and is nailing him with several knee thrusts into the chest and shoulder area, before finally delivering ANOTHER GANSO BOMB!!! THIS TIME SHAKER DEADLIFTS HIM UP FROM THE CANVAS, RUNS TOWARDS THE CORNER, AND SENDS DDD INTO THE CORNER WITH A BUCKLE BOMB!!!! DDD stumbles out of the corner holding the small of his back, and Shaker sprints off of the ropes as quickly as he can in order to potentially end this match with another RUNNING WHIPSMASH!!!! BUT DDD CUTS OFF THE CLOTHESLINE FROM HELL WITH A ROLLING BACKFIST! THAT ALMOST KNOCKED SHAKER’S BOTTOM ROW OF TEETH OUT! AND HE TAKES SHAKER BY THE NAPE OF THE NECK BEFORE HE CAN FALL OVER, AND TOSSES HIM OVER THE ROPES AND OUTSIDE THE RING!!! ….
Deadprez:….RIGHT INTO XANDER PAYNE! LAYING HIM OUT!
Gavin Kirkland: Oh no!!! The popcorn!!! It’s flying everywhere :damn: !!!! Kinda like my nut when Cam does that little spin move during her entrance :shaq:
Deadprez: Yeah not gonna lie that shit does make my dick jump a little bit-
Deadprez: My fault.
Gavin Kirkland: DDD comes rolling out of the ring, seemingly proud of being able to lay Xander Payne out without so much as touching him. Because we have a faithful unbiased chairman who respecks the rules. But now he’s coming face to face with the Payne family..
Mr. DEDEDE: Take a long look at your husband, your father, for what he really is. He’s not the athlete that I am. He’s not the MAN that I am. He could never provide you the type of life that I provide my wife, and my children. He is INFERIOR, and by proxy, SO ARE ALL OF YOU.
( Little Seneca begins whimpering in her mother’s arms. Payton Payne keeps telling DDD to back off, and DDD promises to show them all how much more of an athlete he is. He returns to the ring, while Xander and Shaker cover at the same time. )
Eve: DDD going about his usual scummy antics, and this time he runs the ropes again! Xander Payne and Shaker Jones both have no idea what’s coming for either of them! LOOK OUT!
Deadprez: SOMERSAULT TOPE, CLEARING THE ROPES, AND TAKING BOTH HIS OPPONENT AND PARTNER DOWN WITH THAT “VINTAGE” DEDEDE!!!
( DDD sticks the landing perfectly, and stands there with a petrifying menacing gaze directed towards the Payne family. He approaches them yet again. Payton Payne gives DDD a look of disgust, shaking her head at him. )
Mr. DEDEDE: You know something bitch I don’t like your fucking attitude.
Ameer Payne: Don’t call my mother a bitch.
Mr. DEDEDE: OR WHAT. What are YOU going to do about it, BRAT.
( Little Seneca begins crying. Payon attempts to comfort her, and Ameer physically shrinks in fear. )
Mr. DEDEDE: That’s what I thought. You’re pathetic, and you’re destined to follow the ways of your broke ass parents. We’re all victims of paying for the sins of our father. You’re going to grow up to be a fat virgin loser just like he is. Your little sister is going to grow up to be a big time slut, just like your mother is. Do you hear me?! Give it 20 years tops. She’ll be sucking muthafuckas off on the ordinary while you’re daddy’s dead from coronary, DO YOU UNDERSTAND.
Ameer: *simmering with rage* What did you just say…
Mr. DEDEDE: ARE YOU STUPID OR ARE YOU DEAF? I SAID your baby sister will be sucking my son off for a main event push in 20 years tops, MARK MY WORD-
Eve: NO WAY!!!!
( Ameer Payne tosses his iced soda into DDD’s face, getting him right in the eyes. )
Deadprez: AMEER…..WHAT HAVE YOU DONE……
Gavin Kirkland: DDD GRABS AMEER BY THE NECK AND TOSSES HIM OVER THE BARRICADE!
Eve: THAT IS AN 11 YEAR OLD CHILD!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: AMEER PAYNE IS SOBBING AND CALLING FOR HIS MOMMY, BUT DDD SHOVES PAYTON PAYNE BACK INTO THE ROW OF EMPTY CHAIRS BEHIND HER!!! SENECA IS SCREAMING AND CRYING!
( Ameer Payne crawls over to his father, who is still hardly conscious. He begs for his fathers’ help, but DDD throws Ameer off of him. DDD then picks up Xander from the floor and sends his body crashing into Cameron Ella Ava’s, just as she is recovering near the barricade. DDD heads back to Ameer and drags him by the ankle. The young boy screams and cries, begging DDD to let go. )
Eve: HAS THIS SON OF A BITCH HAVE NO SCRUPLES?! HE IS TARGETING A FUCKING LITTLE KID!
Gavin Kirkland: SOMEHOW AMEER ESCAPES DDDS GRASP AND RETREATS UNDER THE RING! DDD letting Ameer know he can’t stay under there forever! He lifts up the apron and demands that Ameer comes out, but the young boy isn’t budging!
Deadprez: DDD’s calling for the official now.
( The referee exits the ring at DDD’s orders, and DDD commands him to find Ameer Payne. )
Ref: You want me to go UNDER there?!
Mr. DEDEDE: Do it now. Find him, secure the ringside area.
Ref: Sir, he’s just a child. What is wrong with you?!
Mr. DEDEDE: NOW, or you’re fired. Do your damned job.
( The referee hesitates for a moment. DDD towers over him to intimidate him. The official eventually digs up the apron and climbs underneath the ring to search for Ameer. )
Deadprez: The referee is under the ring searching, but look! From the other side of the ring, Ameer Payne crawls out!
Gavin Kirkland: And look what’s in his hand! It’s a Louisville Slugger!!!!
Eve: DDD SPOTS HIM OUT OF THE CORNER OF HIS EYE! DDD CHASES AFTER AMEER PAYNE! HE RUNS PAST XANDER PAYNE, AND RUNS PAST CAMERON ELLA AVA WHO IS STILL DOWN AND OUT, IN ORDER TO CIRCLE THE RING! YOU CAN HEAR SENECA SCREECHING IN FEAR FOR HER BROTHER’S SAFETY! AMEER IS HALFWAY UP THE RAMP, BUT HE TRIPS OVER HIS OWN FEET AND HAS COMPLETELY NO PROTECTION FROM THIS REAL LIFE MONSTER!
( DDD rips the bat out of Ameer Payne’s hand and takes it from him. He drags Ameer by the back of the shirt down the ramp and tosses him into the ring. DDD enters the ring himself. )
Gavin Kirkland: Oh no.
Eve: For the love of God, DDD.
( DDD stands over the 11-year-old boy with the Louisville Slugger baseball bat in his hand, and Ameer Payne can do nothing but cower in fear. )
Mr. DEDEDE: I’m going to finish off what I started two weeks ago you worm. On your knees.
( Ameer is holding back tears, and he drops slowly to one knee. )
Mr. DEDEDE: HURRY UP. Or your mother and your sister are next.
( Ameer croaks out “okay, okay”, tears dripping down his face, as he is on both knees. )
Mr. DEDEDE: Put your hands behind your head. NOW.
( Ameer does what DDD says. )
Gavin Kirkland: DDD COCKS BACK THE LOUISVILLE SLUGGER, READY TO END LITTLE AMEER’S LIFE BEFORE IT STARTED!
Deadprez: LOOK OUT!!! FROM BEHIND!!!! IT’S SHAKER JONES!!! SCHOOL BOY ROLL UP FROM BEHIND!!! BUT THERE’S NO REFEREE TO COUNT THE PIN! I DON’T THINK SHAKER IS AWARE OF WHAT’S BEEN GOING DOWN THESE LAST FEW MINUTES!
Eve: I don’t think I’ve EVER been more happy to see Shaker Jones in my life!
Deadprez: DDD kicks out, scrambles back up! THE ’87!!!!!!! DDD SIDE STEPS THE JUMPING CUTTER! SHAKER HITS THE FLOOR, BUT COMES RUSHING BACK UP AND GOES RIGHT AFTER DDD! DDD CUTS HIM OFF WITH THE BIG BOOT!!! STOPPING HIS MOMENTUM DEAD IN HIS TRACKS! NOW MR. DEDEDE BACKS AWAY INTO THE FAR CORNER OF THE RING, WAITING AND PRACTICALLY READY TO POUNCE OUT OF HIS SKIN! SHAKER DOES HIS DAMNDEST TO GET BACK UP AS QUICKLY AS HE CAN, BUT HE’S IN THE WRONG PLACE AT THE WRONG TIME! DDD COMING AT HIM!
Gavin Kirkland: SPEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRR!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: AMEER PAYNE!!!! AMEER PAYNE!!!! HE HITS DDD OVER THE FACE WITH THAT SLUGGER!!!! LOUISVILLE SLUGGER RIGHT TO THE FACE!!!!!!
Eve: YES!!!!!!!!!! THANK GOODNESS!!!!!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: DDD’S BELL HAS BEEN TOTALLY RUNG!!! THE LIGHTS ARE ON BUT NOBODY’S HOME!!!! SHAKER JONES WITH ‘GIVE EM THE BOOT!!!!! BICYCLE KICK LAYING DDD OUT!!!
Deadprez: YOU GOTTA BE KIDDING ME!!!
Gavin Kirkland: XANDER PAYNE FINALLY COMES TO AND PULLS HIS SON OUT OF THE RING, AND THE REFEREE CLIMBS OUT FROM UNDER THE RING! I DUNNO IF HE WAS HIDING OR IF THERE’S SOME SOUND BARRIER UNDER THERE, BUT AT THIS POINT WHO CARES! SHAKER JONES COVERS!
Ref: OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONEEEEEEEEEE!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!
( DING! DING! DING! )
Gavin Kirkland: SHAKER JONES HAS JUST PINNED MR. DEDEDE!!!
Deadprez: NO FUCKING WAY!!!
( “I Love it Loud” (Wolf Howl Intro) by Kiss comes back on, and the BVU rushes into the ring to celebrate with their leader. Shaker Jones is jumping up and down, soaking in this massive victory. )
Gina Romano: Here are your winners, the team of TNT AND SHAKEEEERR JOOOOOOOOOOONES!!!!
Deadprez: BREH… I’VE SEEN IT ALL.
Eve: SHAKER JONES HAS SCORED WITHOUT QUESTION THE BIGGEST VICTORY OF HIS EAW CAREER! WITH SOME UNEXPECTED HELP FROM AN UNLIKELY PLACE, HE JUST PINNED MR. DEDEDE IN THE MAIN EVENT OF SHOWDOWN, AND IT COULDN’T HAVE HAPPENED TO A NICER GUY!
( Xander Payne is at ringside holding his son close, seeming completely dumbfounded by what happened. Payton Payne and little Seneca are clapping and cheering, giving Shaker Jones every bit of fanfare that they can. Cameron Ella Ava also pulls herself back up to her feet, appearing to be both shocked and amused at the result of this match. )
Gavin Kirkland: THIS MAY CHANGE THE CAREER TRAJECTORY OF SHAKER JONES FOREVER! But we need to check on DDD!!! You don’t just get hit by a Louisville Slugger in the face without being seriously hurt!!! This could throw a wrench in the Answers World Championship match if he isn’t okay!!!
Eve: If you’re looking for sympathy towards that bastard, you can count me out! DDD got exactly what he deserved, talk about karmic justice!
Deadprez: Ameer Payne is smiling like he done just hit the lotto, and you can’t blame him, he emptied out his RAGE with that home run swing, and I’m shocked it wasn’t DDD’s head that was sent into the stands! Let’s take another look!
( REPLAY: Mr. DEDEDE is ready to decapitate 11-year-old Ameer Payne with the Louisville Slugger, before he is caught off guard by Shaker Jones. DDD caught Shaker with the big boot, and before he could deliver a spear, Ameer Payne caught him directly in the face with that same Louisville Slugger. We see the shot to the face from different angles, including one showing half of DDD’s face going scrunched up off of the sheer impact. )
( Return to the live feed, and the BVU is carrying Shaker Jones on their shoulders while DDD is laid out completely unconscious. Cameron Ella Ava looks on mostly indifferent, and the Payne family are all clapping for Shaker. )
Eve: What a wonderful way to end an exciting night :wow: Shaker Jones has become the man of the hour, and DDD gets what he rightfully deserves. The next time you’ll hear from us, we will have a Grand Rampage winner, hopefully from the Showdown side, but until then – for Gavin Kirkland and Deadprez, I’m Eve, we’ll see you at Oracle Park!!!
(EAW logo buzzes.)