(EAW intro plays.)
(The camera opens backstage into the Showdown locker room. Several elitists are seen talking to one another and even a few arguing. Eventually, the noise is broken by GM Hurricane Hawk, who stands on a chair and screams for the full attention of the roster.)
Hurricane Hawk: Hey everybody listen up. Called everyone in here because this is my first free-per-view since coming back, and there’s a lot of expectations. Part of those expectations is knowing I picked the right field for Grand Rampage and one of you guys will represent us as the winner.
(Some enlists go back and forth arguing saying it’s going to be them.)
Hurricane Hawk: Kelton, why not you dude? Ever since losing that 24/7 Contract, you’ve just been in constant search for your breakout moment. What better place to prove yourself in this match, and imagine what people would say if you were able to come out the victor?
(Kelton nods his head as Londyn stands next to him and smiles.)
Jon Kelton: You’re damn right.
Hurricane Hawk: Cage, one of the craziest muthafuckas we’ve ever had in this company. You went balls to the walls last year in this match and damn near won it all, but came up short. I just know that stings for you and I know deep down, you want that moment perhaps more than anybody. If you have that same effort with that motivation mixed in, who can really stop you? We have TLA visiting tonight and I KNOW you want that victory, and I expect that victory
(The camera pans to Cage’s face as he just looks on with his arms crossed.)
Hurricane Hawk: Raven.
(The camera pans to Raven next.)
Hurricane Hawk: You know what it’s like to main event Pain For Pride, and it didn’t end the way you wanted dealing with not only the loss, but the stuff you were put through. I’ve heard you the past couple weeks about how you want to get that top spot back you weren’t ready to give up yet, and much like the rest of the roster, you have just as good a chance of winning Grand Rampage here and punching your ticket. Starts tomorrow as well when you take the EAW Champion Terry Chambers down and show everybody Showdown has the superior talent, which is why I believe one of you are going to win Grand Rampage.
(Ryan Wilson rolls his eyes.)
Hurricane Hawk: I believe in each one of you and have all of your backs. I don’t like failure and I expect a Showdown rep to be the last man standing. I called everybody in here for a little team meeting to fire everybody up and realize just how much they want to be the one winning Grand Rampage. That little extra motivation.
Ryan Wilson: What a damn joke! Grand Rampage is every person for themselves. It’s not like we’re a team. You’re just stroking your own ego with this meeting and you know it, I would NEVER.
Hurricane Hawk: You seriously need to get past your ego and move on. You’re in the biggest match of the year and you’re still crying over a GM job. Just like everybody else, you have a fair shot to win Grand Rampage and if you used this anger towards that match rather than taking shots at me, you’d damn near be unstoppable. I hope you realize that and put it to good use.
(Ryan folds his arms.)
Hurricane Hawk: Thank you everybody, and good luck in your matches tonight, and good luck in the Grand Rampage match. Like I said, I have faith in each and every one of you in there. But tonight, let’s show why everybody on the Showdown roster are the people to beat!
(Hawk exits the locker room as Elitists stay behind and exchange glares with one another. The scene then transitions into last weekend’s recap.)
(RECAP: The recap opens with a contract signing between Kassidy Heart and Consuela Rose Ava with both stating their claim to the title, finally ending in a big stare off from the two. Strawberry Steve was interviewed next about his status in the Grand Rampage match, however, we ended up left ambiguous on that after Strawberry Steve would quickly deal with the intruding Ryan Matthews. Afterwards, we had our first piece of action between The Woogieman and Bethany Blue that ended with Bethany Blue having a dominating performance. Unfortunately, her celebration was cut quite short after Constance Blevins would attack, sending her a message.. Ahead of their match that night, Jack Ripley and Xavier Williams would confront each other, ensuring that both men were on the same wavelength ahead of their tag team match. The Interwire Champion in Ronan Malosi was seen next alongside Alissa Brady, hoping to leave the building in early fashion, but Kyra Phillips and soon Bronson Daniels would catch up to him, leaving Ronan to throw Alissa in the way of an oncoming attack and fleeing the building as fast as he could, leaving room for Bronson Daniels to hit savage mode on Alissa on the roof of a car. Jack Ripley and Xavier Williams were seen teaming up together to go against Jon Kelton and James Ranger. Both teams went back-and-forth, but Kelton’s walkout on his partner would seal the deal for Ripley and Williams to secure the win. Cage was seen letting Lucas know to watch and learn before his matchup against Raven Roberts that he would head into. Unfortunately for Cage, however, he wound up coming just a little bit short in their matchup, allowing Raven Roberts to pick up some momentum ahead of GR. Ryan Wilson had an interview up next, affirming to us his relationship with Ronan Malosi is still intact and that he plans to focus on singles for the time being and winning Grand Rampage. Consuela and Bronson would main event the show against each other with Kassidy Heart on commentary ringside. The match wouldn’t reach a full conclusion as Kassidy Heart interfered, attacking Consuela. Amidst the chaos, Ronan Malosi would run out and nail Death-Ro on an unsuspecting Daniels before Kassidy would powerbomb Ava through the announce table to close out the show. The recap ends.)
(“Uncontainable” by Set It Off hits as blue and white pyro explodes on top of the stage and then the blue lights and lasers shine throughout the arena as the virtual fans are cheering ready for the show to begin.)
(SCREEN BAR — EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY!)
Eve: WELCOME LADIES AND GENTLEMEN TO SATURDAY NIGHT SHOWDOWN!!!
Deadprez: Grand Rampage is officially one week away and you can just feel the electricity in the air!
Eve: For sure DP, not for just Grand Rampage, but tonight as well. Ae have the National Elite Champion visiting from Voltage to take on our very own Cage in a Grand Rampage preview match, and in our main event, King Kass takes on Xavier Williams which is sure to be a classic bout between two of Showdown’s best!
Gavin Kirkland: Let’s just get going shall we. Faster we go, the closer we get to the main event. :mjlit:
(The camera pans over to Gina Romano standing inside of the ring.)
Gina Romano: The following contest is scheduled for…
Virtual crowd: ONE FALL!!!
( Last Strike’ by Polo G plays over the building’s PA system as Kelton goes through the curtain and makes his way to the ring followed by Londyn! )
Gina Romano: INTRODUCING FIRST! Accompanied to the ring by Londyn Zelaya! From Toronto, Ontario, Canada, weighing in at 210 pounds. “THE CHOSEN ONE”, JONNNNNNNNNNNNNNN KELLLLLLLLTTTTTTTTTTTTTTONNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN!!
Gavin Kirkland: One week away from Grand Rampage he will be looking to gather some momentum headed towards the show in Arlington!
Deadprez: One week he is partners with James Ranger, the next he is facing the Black Mamba. This should be an interesting fight! He said there is no regret doing what he did last week to James, and I guess we’re about to find out as he steps into the ring with him in what should be a great preview matchch between two scrappy competitors.
( ‘Blazblue’ from the Alter Memory Soundtrack plays over the PA system as James is making his way to the ring looking square at his opponent the whole way. )
Gina Romano: AAAAAAAAND His Opponent! Accompanied to the ring by his wife Joyanne! From London, England! Weighing In at 243 pounds! He is The Black Mamba! JAAAAAAAAAMES RAN-GERRRRRRRR!!!
Gavin Kirkland: Another contestant in the 30-man battle royal next week! The Black Mamba will want to shove doubts away with a win tonight
Deadprez: He took the pin last week in the tag team match against Ripley and Williams. He surely will be looking to exact revenge on the guy who walked out on him last week.
( Ding! Ding! Ding! )
Eve: And this match is underway! Both men stare at each other in the middle of the ring both men looking to make the first move under the cheers of their respective significant other. Ranger lifts a hand for a test of strength which is engaged by Kelton. Both men are struggling but Kelton seems to be getting the upper hand as he slowly powers Ranger to his knees. Ranger seems to be having a hard time but he is hulking up! Back to his feet, he goes but he gets rewarded for his effort with a knee to the midsection! Irish whip to the ropes, Kelton tries to go for a clothesline which Ranger ducks with his own attempt at an assault! Superkick Strike!! NO! Kelton sidesteps and rolls out of the ring! That boot came inches from his face! I bet he was able to smell the leather off Ranger’s boot! Kelton rolls out of the ring meeting up with Londyn while James is calling him back inside the ring. Jon takes his time before climbing the ropes, moving inside and locking up with James with a clinch which becomes a grapple around the waist behind the back! Ranger does a standing switch and quickly rolls Jon for a school-boy pin BUT Kelton powers out of it with haste! The referee didn’t have time to count!
Eve: James got up first and runs into the ropes bouncing back towards Jon who goes for a leg sweep forcing Ranger to the ground! Leg drop on Ranger by Kelton who begins some offense before James could get to his knees he gets into position by the side and lifts Ranger up into a suplex position! Sit-Out Brainbuster! Kelton chains up by rolling James over for a lateral press followed by a cover!
Gavin Kirkland: Kickout from Ranger.
Deadprez: Too early!
Eve: Kelton moves up pulling Ranger with him and James takes the opportunity to throw a hard punch right on the jaw of Jon who is suddenly stunned! Ranger grabs him by an arm, whipping him into the ropes, and welcomes him on the return with a forearm smash! James throws a fist at Jon who throws one back! James then Jon! And back again they are wailing at each other and they brawl into a corner. Kelton ends up with the upper hand leaving the corner but turns and charges in for a bicycle kick which is grabbed by James! Kelton is skipping with the other foot and suddenly tries for an enziguri but Ranger saw it coming then ducks it with ease. Kelton falls to the ground as Ranger lets go of his arm and as he gets up James strikes with a standing dropkick! Kelton is down, Ranger too though not in pain and quickly gets up, running into the ropes he jumps for a splash that connects! Ranger goes for a few elbow drops then a leg drop doing some bodywork on Kelton before picking him up and spinning him around gets Kelton to his knees with a double axe handle to the back followed by a running high knee bounced off the ropes! Kelton is down-faced first and Ranger picks him up going for a series of german suplexes without letting go of his opponent! One German! Two!
Virtual Crowd: Three! FOUR!
Eve: And a fifth suplex then released by Ranger! He goes for a cover!
Referee: One! Tw-
Gavin Kirkland: Kickout by Jon!
Eve: Ranger isn’t done as he quickly gets vertical, Jon is much slower. Ranger goes to the nearest turnbuckle going up top waiting for Kelton and drills him good with a missile dropkick! Well done James! He quickly gets up and gets Kelton up once more. Irish whip into the ropes, Kelton tries a strike but Ranger ducks! Ranger tries for one of his own dodged by Jon who NAILS RANGER WITH A ROUNDHOUSE KICK! RANGER IS DOWN! Kelton picks him up! Hugging him from behind and he goes for a series of German suplexes of his own!! One German! Two!
Virtual Crowd: Three! FOUR!
Eve: And a fifth which is followed by a bridge cover!!
Referee: One! Tw-
Gavin Kirkland: Kickout by Ranger!
Deadprez: One easily forgets that both these men share similar moves, one of them being the german suplex!
Eve: Kelton keeps the offense going by moving to Ranger quickly, he hoists him up on his shoulders into a fireman’s carry which is turned into a Death Valley Driver! What impact this will hurt in the long run! Cover by Kelton!
Referee: One! Two!
Gavin Kirkland: Shit! Ranger kicked out again!
Deadprez: The resiliency of this man is not to be denied!
Eve: Kelton is annoyed by this as he grabs Ranger moving him to the corner and strikes him at the chest with knife-edge chops. Kelton lifts Ranger up to the corner smacking him around he is moving in for a superplex but Ranger blocks the attempt! Kelton tries for it again once more denied! Ranger is slowly fighting back with some elbows and fists before grabbing hold of Kelton’s head. What is he do-OH MY GOD A SWINGING NECKBREAKER FROM THE TOP ROPE!!! KELTON GOES DOWN HARD HE IS IN TROUBLE!! BOTH MEN ARE DOWN AT THE MOMENT but they are slowly getting to their knees facing each other. throwing haymakers at each other they are really not going easy at each other and Kelton goes for a kick to the mid-section of James before whipping him into the ropes. He gets him down with a clothesline but picks him up quickly again, to the ropes goes Ranger and then up FOR A POP-UP POWERBOMB!! THIS IS NO GOOD FOR THE BLACK MAMBA! KELTON LOCKS HIS HANDS TOGETHER AND WOAH HE LIFTS RANGER UP FOR A SECOND POWERBOMB!! AND THEN FOR A THIRD ONE HOLY CO-WAIT A MINUTE!!! RANGER MANAGES TO DO A REVERSAL AND NOW HAS KELTON’S SHOULDERS TO THE GROUND!!!!
Referee: ONE! TWO!
Gavin Kirkland: FUCK That Was Close!!
Deadprez: Kelton keeps the match going!!!
Eve: What a surprise counter by Ranger to think he had to suffer two powerbombs in the process though what effect will it give to the rest of the match?? Kelton is livid he thought he had this match won as Ranger is sitting in a corner trying to recover. The Chosen One goes to the opposite corner. Poised for a strike will we see a corner spear? He charges in! RANGER DUCKS TO THE LEFT! KELTON’S SHOULDER KISSES THE RING POST HARD!! Ranger pulls him out of there and calls for the Coiled Embrace but suddenly feels woozy! Kelton notices it as he gets to his feet! Kick to the midsection and FINAL ATONEMENT!! RANGER GOES DOWN!! KELTON WITH THE COVER!!
Official: ONE! TWO!! THREE!!!
( DING! DING!! DING!!! )
( Last Strike’ by Polo G plays over the building’s PA system as Kelton gets his arm raised in victory by the official! Londyn is jumping, looking quite pleased. )
Gina Romano: The winner of this bout: JONNNNNNNNNNNNNNN KELLLLLLLLTTTTTTTTTTTTTTONNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN!!
Gavin Kirkland: Quick pace hard-hitting match we just saw between the two vets! Kelton won but Ranger gave a good show!
Deadprez: Indeed he has! I look forward to seeing what the two of them will do next week during the Grand Rampage now! Best of luck to both of them and congratulations to Jon for his win tonight.
(The last shot is Kelton celebrating before the scene fades elsewhere.)
(Showdown returns from break and cuts to the backstage area. Kyra Phillips is standing by and when she’s given the cue, a smile crosses her face.)
Kyra Phillips: Ladies and gentlemen, welcome back to Showdown! We are only one match in, and it’s been an amazing night so far! We’ve seen our general manager, Hurricane Hawk, address the locker room, and a great match between James Ranger and Jon Kelton that makes me even more excited for Grand Rampage. Speaking of next week’s tri-branded event, for the first time ever, the Answers World Championship will be defended in a match featuring two women. The champion, King Kass, will be defending against Consuela Rose Ava, in what I’m sure will end up being one of the most talked about matches of the night. Joining me right now is the champion herself. Please welcome the Answers World Champion, King Kass!
(The camera shot widens and sure enough, King Kass is standing beside Kyra. The champion, who will be competing in the main event later on tonight against Xavier Williams, is dressed in the purple version of her shorts ring gear. She wears a fitted Gawdzilla Pro© hoodie over top of it, with the Answers World Championship draped across her shoulder. Kassidy’s shortened blonde locks are straightened and tucked behind her ears, letting Kassidy’s face be the focus. She is the Crown Jewel after all, and that makes her the face of the entire professional wrestling industry.)
Kyra Phillips: King Kass, last week you sent a message to Consuela Rose Ava, disrupting her match against Bronson Daniels, and putting her through a table. What were you hoping to get across with that?
(King Kass can’t help but roll her eyes. Throughout her entire career, she has never hidden the fact that backstage interviews and sit-downs aren’t exactly her favorite things. She finds them unnecessary and redundant, but unfortunately, they are part of the job.)
King Kass: Oh I don’t know, Kyra. I was bored and thought it would be fun. I don’t really give a fuck if Consuela took it to heart or not. She’ll get hers at Grand Rampage when I shatter her dreams and successfully defend my Answers World Championship.
Kyra Phillips: Just a week after winning your second ever world championship, you basically opened the gates for anyone and everyone to step up to the plate and challenge you for that belt. It was Consuela who came out first and stated she wanted a chance to take the next step in her career and prove herself as world championship material. Now, you happily accepted that challenge, but since then, you seem to have grown annoyed by Consuela’s presence and her confidence. Why?
King Kass: Why wouldn’t I? I find it fucking annoying for anyone to believe they have a fighting chance against me, and right now, Consuela is the person who’s in my crosshairs. I understand the want and need to prove yourself on a bigger stage, but what I don’t get is why does she believe she can do that at my expense? Consuela has never even come close to beating me before, and she’s damn sure not going to do it when I have all the reason in the world to lay my life down inside that ring in order to keep what’s mine. I’m literally one match away from headlining Pain for Pride, unless some curveball comes my way, and I’m not going to allow anyone to fuck this up for me. The underdog story is cute. Once upon a time, I believed myself to be one. I know what it’s like to have your back up against the wall and that chip on your shoulder. I know Consuela wants to do the unthinkable. I know she wants to have her own moment in the sun. I know she wants world championship gold. What professional wrestler doesn’t? But this is not her story. This is not her fairytale. She’s not the one controlling the narrative and deciding what’s going to happen. The more she believes she can get the job done at Grand Rampage, the more annoyed I get. Believe it or not, I don’t like being completely cruel all the time. Sometimes I just want to go out and have a great match, and remind the world that in addition to being a fucking bad ass and blood thirsty bitch, I’m an incredible technical wrestler that puts literally everyone else in this company to shame. When people continue to push the narrative that they can and will beat me, and that they’re going to take away this championship that I literally fought tooth and nail for, I get cranky about it. People should just quietly bend the knee and kiss the ring of the undisputed King of EAW, and Consuela’s not doing that.
(King Kass lets out a long suffering sigh.)
King Kass: Because of her insolence and the fact she is stupid enough to dream about living in a world where she can call herself the Answers World Champion, I have to summon that mean streak and I have to bury her. People will learn one way or another that NO ONE in this company measures up to me. I am fucking invinciable right now. I can not be touched by anyone. I called my shot last year at the Draft Show and said I was going to be the world champion and that I was going to main event Pain for Pride. Every fucking thing I have said would happen, has happened, and there’s no getting around that. I’m at the top of my game and better than I have ever been. I know who I am, what I’m worth, and the fucking value I have as the face of this whole damned industry. I’m the King, the champion, and Consuela is fucking nothing. She is going to find that out real quick come Grand Rampage, and find her ass right back in the middle of the pack where she belongs. I may be a fighting champion. I may welcome all forms of competition. But I’m not ever going to take it easy on anyone, especially when they think they actually belong inside the ring with me. I’ve made history all season long. I’ve cemented myself as the future best of all time. I have taken my place at the top and put roots down, never to get anywhere else ever again. Victory is as good as mine, come Grand Rampage, and you know what? Go ahead and mark Pain for Pride down as a win for me as well. I’ll never suffer another defeat at that event ever again in my life, because someone like me just doesn’t make the same mistake twice. People can’t beat me these days, and I damn sure won’t be the one beating myself.
(Kyra nods her head but before she can get another question out, King Kass spins on her heels and heads off, and out of the scene.)
Kyra Phillips: O.
(After a few seconds, the Showdown backstage reporter is forced to come to the realization that King Kass isn’t coming back.)
Kyra Phillips: Well, I was going to ask King Kass about her match later on tonight against Xavier Williams and whether or not she feels Consuela will show up, but I don’t guess I will. I guess I’ll send it back up to you guys!
(After throwing the show back to Gavin, Eve, and Deadprez, Kyra smiles and Showdown fades to another commercial break.)
(Commercial for health insurance featuring Alissa Brady.)
(The scene opens backstage where Kyra Phillips is seen standing with a microphone.)
Kyra Phillips: Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome my guest…Xavier Williams!
(Xavier steps in the shot with his arms crossed.)
Kyra Phillips: Xavier, tonight you go one on one with the Answers World Champion, and I was wondering if I could get your thoughts on that?
Xavier Williams: I’ll just keep it short, I know we’re both walking in and gonna punch each other in the mouth as hard as we can just like when I faced off with her Grand Rampage opponent a few weeks ago, Consuela. Should be a hard fought fight, one that I will come out on top of, much like I will at Grand Rampage.
Kyra Phillips: Speaking of Grand Rampage, I wanted to get your thoughts on that.
Xavier Williams: I came back in a humble way. I took a backseat and didn’t want to just take the spotlight. I’ve been on this show for well over a year now, and when Ryan Wilson attacked me, I don’t know, something just awoke inside of me. Something letting me know who the hell I am, and I am the Best In The World. The win against Ryan didn’t strike my ego like Jack Ripley thinks it does. I got my payback on a guy who tried to take everything from me in a cowardly way, and I freed Showdown from his grip as a bonus. I’ve lost a few matches but it hasn’t changed my mindset. I could have entered Grand Rampage, but I don’t want to deal with that headache, so–
???: So you decided to step up to me instead.
(Jack Ripley enters the frame in casual attire.)
Jack Ripley: Honestly, I think taking your chances in the Grand Rampage would have been a better option than rolling the dice with me, the best wrestler on this planet with a chip on his shoulder after losing the World Championship.
Xavier Williams: I saw a situation, and the lightbulb went off in my head. Two of the best wrestlers with something to prove going at it one on one on a big stage. It doesn’t get any better than that. And knowing you and your pride, I knew you would accept it.
Jack Ripley: Its like I’ve said before, I have better things to do with my time rather than facing Xavier Williams in 2021. I’m just spitting facts here, why is a win over you considered a quality win anymore? You need to get over trying to go back into this Best In The World phase and join everybody back here in reality, where the true best in the world stands right before you.
Xavier Williams: Is that so?
Jack Ripley: Damn right.
Xavier Williams: Well, how about we make our match a little more interesting then, shall we?
Jack Ripley: What do you want? Wanna throw some kind of No DQ stip in there to save your sorry washed up ass from getting exposed by me in a clean match?
Xavier Williams: Not even close. How about instead of a regular singles match, we up the ante and make this a two out of three falls match? You talk this big shit about being the true best in the world? Back that talk up, chump.
Jack Ripley: You want me to embarrass you two times in one night? You’re on, but remember, YOU’RE the one who asked for this.
(Xavier delivers an uppercut to the throat of Jack Ripley.)
Eve: XAVIER TAKES A SHOT AT JACK! Jack did not see that coming, and now XAV THROWS JACK INTO A PILE OF STEEL BEAMS!
Deadprez: Xav has that smile on his face as he picks one of the beams up from the ground….AND HE WHACKS JACK RIPLEY ACROSS THE BACK WITH IT! AND AGAIN!!!! Something has snapped inside Xavier Williams!
Gavin Kirkland: END OF HEARTACHE FROM XAVIER AS THE BACK OF JACK’S HEAD BOUNCES OFF THE CONCRETE FLOOR!!
(Security rushes in and backs Xavier Williams up before he does any more damage. Xav still has that smile on his face as he backs away out of the camera view as a doctor checks on Jack, who is holding his head in pain.)
(Commercial advertising the 30 Man Grand Rampage match, LIVE next Saturday only on Free-Per-View!)
(The camera opens up to the backstage area where Ronan Malosi is shown next to Kyra Phillips practically in tears.)
Kyra Phillips: Ladies and Gentlemen, join me in welcoming my guest at this time, the Interwire Champion, Ronan Malosi!
Ronan Malosi: You guys can save the applause! I’m not here to spread happiness, or pander to you all.. I’M HERE FOR JUSTICE! JUSTICE IN THE SENSE THAT BRONSON DANIELS IS AN ABUSER TO WOMAN FAR AND WIDE!
Kyra Phillips: :whoa: Ronan I-
Ronan Malosi: NO KYRA! BRONSON DANIELS WAS WAY WAY OUT OF LINE! PUTTING HIS HANDS ON ALISSA! ATTACKING HER AND BEATING HER UNPROVOKED! WHO DOES HE THINK HE IS— CHRIS BROWN?? HE NEEDS TO UNDERSTAND THAT HIS ACTIONS HAVE CONSEQUENCES!
Kyra Phillips: What exactly do you mean by that? Could you specify a little more on what consequences you’re referring to Ronan–
Ronan Malosi: Are you stupid, Kyra? CONSEQUENCES IN THE SENSE THAT— I CAN NO LONGER COMPETE AT GRAND RAMPAGE, BECAUSE I HAVE TO TEND TO ALISSA’S INJURIES AT THE HANDS OF THAT SAVAGE, BRONSON DANIELS!
Kyra Phillips: Wait are you saying, you’re backing out of your match at Grand Rampage?
Ronan Malosi: Once again, are you stupid, Kyra? I’m not backing out of a thing. I’m simply taking the noble route, and taking care of a helpless woman, abused and victimized by a savage heathen like Bronson Daniels. I can’t compete in a championship match, knowing she’s at home suffering! I mean if we’re being honest, Kyra, the match should have been rescheduled anyway because of my jaw– but that’s a conversation we can have at a later time, but make no mistake, I promise you Bronson, I’m going to get my revenge, and when I do you’re going to wish you never crossed m–
???: That’s quite the message.
(The camera pans to show Hurricane Hawk enter the scene as he stands beside Ronan Malosi, who now has a look of concern on his face.)
Hurricane Hawk: No seriously, Ronan, that was an emotional masterpiece you just put on. But it doesn’t matter, you have an obligation as Interwire Champion to defend your belt when it is asked of you, not on your own terms. If champions got to decide when they could and couldn’t defend their belt, I doubt you’d be standing here as champion right now, right?
Ronan Malosi: What are you trying to say?
Hurricane Hawk: Isn’t it obvious, Ronan, what i’m trying to say is that your match at Grand Rampage is still on, and it is still going to be for the Interwire Championship. So do with that as you will, and um, good luck champ.
(Hurricane Hawk pats Ronan Malosi on the shoulder before turning his back to him and walking away out of the frame.)
Kyra Phillips: Well um do you have anything to say about what just transpired Rona–
Ronan Malosi: You know what? I don’t give a hell what Hurricane Hawk has to say, he wants me to defend my belt at Grand Rampage? Fine, so be it. But it’ll be Bronson Daniels funeral, and that blood will be on Hurricane Hawk’s hands. I will run through Bronson Daniels, and I will walk out of Grand Rampage as the Interwire Champion, just like I will walk into Pain For Pride as Interwire Champion, and there isn’t a damn thing anyone can do about it.
Ronan Malosi: Ryan is going to start the job tonight, and I’m going to finish it at Grand Rampage, that’s if you even make it. Kiss your ass goodbye Bronson!
(Ronan Malosi exits leaving Kyra Phillips standing, lifting a brow as the camera fades back to the ringside area.)
( “The Only Thing They Fear Is You” by Ryan Wilson hits through the speakers to a rainfall of boos. Ryan Wilson jerks the curtain and makes his way onto the entranceway with Ronan Malosi by his side. Both men pose on the stage: Ronan Malosi raises his EAW Interwire Championship in the air while Wilson raises both fists. Chained Fury storms down the ramp and enter the ring. )
Gina Romano: INTRODUCING FIRST! Accompanied to the ring by the EAW Interwire Champion, Ronan Malosi, from Montreal, Quebec, Canada, weighing in at 220 pounds… WILDSIDE… RYAAAAAAAAAAAAAN WILLLLSONNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN!!
Gavin Kirkland: HOW DID I FORGET!! THE HOT TAKE KING HIMSELF IS SITTING RINGSIDE WITH US!! THIS NIGHT JUST GOT BETTER!!
Deadprez: Well, this might be the last time we see Ronan Malosi as the EAW Interwire Champion on the Showdown episode again. He took the title off Justin Windgate at Under Siege, defended it against Lucas Johnson, and will have the opportunity to prove himself at Grand Rampage against Bronson Daniels. Bronson Daniels has been virtually unstoppable thus far and will be a formidable threat to his championship reign.
Gavin Kirkland: What kind of disrespect is this! Show some respect to your true King!
( Ronan Malosi stands at ringside while Ryan Wilson prepares in his corner of the ring. “Runnin’” by Metro Boomin’ & 21 Savage echoes throughout the arena to a humongous pop. Bronson Daniels nonchalantly makes his way onto the entranceway. He takes a deep breath on the stage before moseying down the ramp with confidence. )
Gina Romano: AND HIS OPPONENT! From Brooklyn, New York, weighing in at 210 pounds… BROOOOONNNNSONNNNN DAAAANIELLLLLSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!
Eve: Bronson Daniels is a week away from getting his shot at the EAW Interwire Champion. Ever since he lost his EAW New Breed Championship, Daniels has had months of this drought where that sweet nectar championship gold has been absent in his life. At Grand Rampage, he has the opportunity to do so. However, he must go through the behemoth titan that is Ronan Malosi. Both Bronson Daniels and Ronan Malosi have been rising stars on the horizon and it will be an interesting clash at Grand Rampage. Bronson is walking into this match with intention, in hopes to gain momentum and to show Ronan Malosi exactly what happens when you mess with the Freelighter.
( DING! DING! DING! )
Deadprez: This match is underway as both men meet in the center of the ring. They quickly engage in a collar-and-elbow tie-up, but Wilson uses his slight weight advantage to muscle Daniels into the corner. Wilson complies with the referee count, relinquishes the hold, and now Irish whips Daniels into the opposite corner. Daniels turns it around and sends Wilson into the corner instead. Wilson goes into the corner as Daniels receives him and takes him down with an arm drag. Wilson winds up and gets taken down with another on- NO! Wilson snatches his arms and pulls him up. Daniels uses the momentum to slide over his shoulders and pulls him down for a sunset flip! DANIELS IS ALREADY AIMING TO LOCK IN THAT LEBRONSON SPECIAL!! BUT WILSON IS ABLE TO ROLL BEFORE HE COULD CINCH IN THAT SPIDER TWIST AND NAILS HIM WITH A KICK TO THE FACE!!! A straight shot kick to the jaw courtesy of Wildside Ryan Wilson as Ryan now hovers over and puts him in a grounded headlock.
Eve: Wilson nearly crossed the great divide and would have succumbed to a submission finisher not even three minutes into this match. He keeps Daniels put in the center of the ring, but not for any longer as he starts to fight out of it! Daniels with quick punches to the gut! He tries to escape the headlock, but Wilson sticks his knee into the midsection! Wilson then pulls him back for the headlock, but Daniels goes around the waist and attempts a german suplex! WIlson slaps the wrists away and throws an elbow back! Daniels ducks it, snatches him from the front and goes for a northern light suplex! BUT WILSON WITH THE POINT OF ELBOWS, CRACKS THE BACK OF HIS HEAD!! DANIELS IS DOWN ONTO ONE KNEE AS WILSON PULLS HIM AND GRABS THE HEAD!! AND DRILLS HIM DOWN WITH A SNAP DDT!! WHAT A NASTY ELBOW FOLLOWED BY A SNAP DDT!! WILSON ROLLS HIM OVER AND HOOKS BOTH LEGS!! THE FIRST COVER TO BE RECORDED IN THIS MATCH!!
Gavin Kirkland: KICK-OUT!! What a devastating elbow by Ryan Wilson. There is a reason he is allied with the reigning EAW Interwire Champion. Nothing but infinite talent for those who ally with the Hot Take King. Ryan immediately positions Bronson Daniels into a grounded chinlock off that cover. I am sorry, but look at Ronan Malosi standing there. What an amazing physique. If I was Alissa Brady, I would definitely be all over that right now. Daniels is now beginning to break free of that chinlock. Wilson goes over to the front, flips him over with a snapmare takedown, and rebounds off the rope! PENALTY KICK!! NO!! DANIELS DUCKS IT, BUT WILSON RICOCHETS BACK AND NAILS HIM ON THE BACK OF THE HEAD WITH AN ELBOW SMASH!! !! Daniels has definitely been slowed down by that elbow to the crown of the head earlier as Wilson continues to take advantage of that! WILSON THROWS HIM DOWN WITH A SCOOP SLAM AND HOOKS BOTH LEGS!! THIS COULD BE IT!!
Eve: KICK-OUT!! Wilson definitely has found a discrepancy in Bronson Daniels’ system with that elbow in the head and he will be sure to take advantage of that throughout the match. Wilson gathers him onto his feet and throws him into the ropes. Daniels rebounds forward off the ropes and Wilson smashes his elbow in the lower spine! Daniels unintentionally rebounds off the ropes again and Wilson drives his elbow once again into the lower back of Bronson Daniels. Wilson picks him up from behind and places him onto the top turnbuckle. Wilson is looking to take this match to the next level!!! Wilson and Daniels are up on the top turnbuckle in an extremely precarious position. Wilson is attempting a back superplex, but Daniels with elbows to the back of the head! Elbow follows another, but Wilson stops it and clubs the back of Daniels’ head! There goes the targeting of the head as Wilson now hoists him up for the back suplex! WILSON GOES FOR THE BIG TIME BACK SUPLEX!
Deadprez: BRONSON COUNTERS IT INTO A SUNSET FLIP POWERBOMB!! BUT WILSON HOLDS ON!! WILSON IS HOLDING ON FOR DEAR LIFE!! BRONSON EVENTUALLY LETS GO AND GOES TO GRAB HIS HEAD!! WILSON SEES IT AS AN OPPORTUNITY TO RAIN DOWN ONTO BRONSON WITH PUNCHES!! A BARRAGE OF PUNCHES IMPLEMENTED IN THE CORNER OF THE RING!! ONE! TWO! THREE!! FOUR!! FIVE!! SIX!! SEVEN!! EIGHT!! NINE!!!!!! BRONSON IS BEING PEPPERED WITH STRIKE AS WILSON CLENCHES HIS FIST AND NAILS HIM IN THE CROWN OF THE HEAD WITH THE GRAND FINALE HAYMAKER!! Bronson slides down the turnbuckle into a seated position as Wilson stands on the top turnbuckle and pats himself on the shoulder. Wilson with a smirk on his face as Bronson may be out!
Gavin Kirkland: NO!! BRONSON PULLS HIMSELF UP AS WILSON WAS BRAGGING ABOUT HIS PUNCHES!! WILSON IS SHOCKED AS BRONSON HAS NOW SUCCESSFULLY DETACHED HIM FROM THE CORNER AND CARRIES HIM AWAY IN A POWERBOMB POSITION!! AND HE DRIVES HIM DOWN INTO THE CENTER OF THE RING WITH A SIT-OUT POWERBOMB!! THE REFEREE SLIDES OVER FOR THE COVER, BUT BRONSON INSISTS ON GETTING UP AND DEADLIFTING WILDSIDE WILSON UP OFF THE CANVAS!! AND HE SLAMS HIM DOWN WITH A SECOND POWERBOMB!! WILSON IS IN TROUBLE NOW AS BRONSON ROLLS HIM OVER!! AND CONNECTS WITH A BICYCLE KNEE RIGHT TO THE MUSHER!! BRONSON SHATTERS HIS JAW WITH THE KNEE AS WILSON IS OUT!! BRONSON HOVERS DOWN!! SHOULDERS ARE DOWN!! THIS COULD BE IT!
Eve: WILSON GETS HIS SHOULDER UP!! Bronson with a swerve powerbomb out of nowhere just a couple of moments ago as he gets up to his feet. Bronson is looking to finish this match as he stands in the corner! Wilson is in the crosshairs of LeBronson! Wilson gingerly gets up to his feet and feels the effects of the two consecutive powerbombs! BRONSON CHARGES OUT OF THE CORNER!! AND HE TWISTS AROUND!! FOR THE SPINNING ROUNDHOUSE KICK!! HE GOES FOR THE CHROME HEART TAGS!!! BUT WILSON GRABS HIS LEGS AT THE LAST SECOND AND ATTEMPTS TO TURN HIM AROUND INTO THE FOURTH WALL BREAK!! BRONSON IS ABLE TO TWIST AND SEND WILSON REELING INTO THE OTHER SIDE OF THE RING!! CLOSE CALL!!
Deadprez: WILSON GETS UP FIRST AND CLOCKS BRONSON RIGHT IN THE JAW WITH A DISCUS ELBOW SMASH!!! BRONSON TURNS AROUND AND QUICKLY RESPONDS WITH AN ELBOW SMASH OF HIS OWN! WILSON REELS AND LEANS AGAINST THE ROPES AS BRONSON NOW COMES CHARGING IN LIKE A MACK TRUCK!! BRONSON SOARS INTO THE AIR AND INTO THE ARMS OF WILSON!! BRONSON WITH A CROSSBODY INTO WILSON THAT SENDS BOTH MEN OVER THE TOP ROPE!! IT IS A FRENZY HERE ON THE GO HOME SHOW!!!
Eve: WHAT THE!?!?!? WILSON WITH A FALLAWAY SLAM OFF THE CROSSBODY!! HOW DID HE DO THAT!??! AS BRONSON TOOK HIM DOWN WITH THE CROSSBODY, WILSON WAS ABLE TO HOLD ONTO HIM, LAND ON HIS FEET AT THE SAME TIME AND TOSS HIM OVER FOR THE FALLAWAY SLAM!! INCREDIBLE COUNTER OF SORTS BY WILSON AS HE NOW BRINGS HIM BACK INTO THE RING!! BRONSON GOT DECIMATED BY THAT FALLAWAY SLAM AS WILSON NOW COMES OFF THE TOP TURNBUCKLE!! AND HE SPLASHES DOWN ONTO HIM WITH A SENSATIONAL FROG SPLASH!! WILSON WITH THE SIDEPRESS COVER! COUNT IT, REF!
Deadprez: KICK-OUT!! Wilson thought that was it. Bronson instinctively rolls under the bottom rope and rests on the apron. Wilson gets up to his feet and starts thinking of what to do next. Bronson is out like a light on top of the apron. Wilson is about to do something crazy. Wilson gets his hands on both of the ropes. HE SLINGSHOTS OVER AND GETS HIS LEGS ONTO THE TOP TURNBUCKLE!! STARSHIP PAIN ONTO THE APRON!! NO!!! BRONSON ROLLS OUT OF THE WAY AND WILSON GOES FACE FIRST UNPROTECTED ONTO THE HARDEST PART OF THE RING!! BRONSON GOES INTO THE RING AND RUNS THE ROPES!! HE SOARS OVER THE TOP ROPE!! AND PANCAKES WILSON ON THE RINGSIDE FLOOR WITH THE BACK PLANCHA!! RONAN IS STARTING TO GET NERVOUS AT RINGSIDE AS BRONSON BRINGS HIM BACK INTO THE RING!! BRONSON SPRINGBOARDS OFF THE TOP ROPE!!! AND HE FLOORS WILSON WITH AN AXE CHOP!! BRONSON ISN’T DONE YET AS HE COMES OFF THE ROPES!! AND HE LANDS ONTO WILSON WITH THE DOUBLE LEG DROP!! FLYING BRONSONS IN THE CENTER OF THE RING!! HE GOES FOR THE COVER!
Eve: OHHHH!! SO CLOSE!! Bronson Daniels looking what to do next as he emerges to his feet! He stands in the corner as Wilson gets up to his feet! Bronson has determination in his eyes! HE STOMPS OUT OF THE CORNER AND JUMPS UP AS WILSON TURNS HIS HEAD AROUND!! BRONSON SWINGS FORWARD FOR THE BATMAN PUNCH! WILSON CONNECTS WITH A ROUNDHOUSE KICK TO THE CHEST IN MID-AIR!! BRONSON IS STUNNED AS WILSON NOW COMES OFF THE ROPES!! AND HE GOES FOR HIS SUPERMAN PUNCH!! BRONSON ROLLS THROUGH AND DODGES THE SUPERMAN PUNCH!! BOTH MEN MISSING THEIR SIGNATURE PUNCHES AS THEY BOTH COME OFF THE ROPES!! DANIELS SHOOTS UPWARDS FOR THE BATMAN PUNCH WHILE WILSON SOARS INTO THE AIR FOR THE SUPERMAN PUNCH!! AND BOTH MEN GO CRASHING INTO EACH OTHER IN THE CENTER OF THE RING!! THEY BOTH THOUGHT OF THE SAME THING AS WE HAVE A STALEMATE HERE IN THIS WONDERFUL MATCH!
Deadprez: Both men have fought it out this entire match! Ryan Wilson is proving that he can go the long run in the Grand Rampage while Bronson Daniels is showing Ronan Malosi what he will do to him! Both get up to their feet and start exchanging blows! Punch from Daniels! Forearm from Wilson! A forearm from Daniels! Another forearm from Daniels! Daniels is overpowering Wildside Ryan Wilson as he now spins around!! AND STUFFS HIS FACE WITH A DISCUS FOREARM SMASH!! WILSON IS STAGGERED!! BRONSON COMES OFF THE ROPES!! AND SHE SPINS AROUND FOR THE CHROME HEART TAGS!! SPINNING ROUNDHOUSE KICK!! BUT NO!! RYAN GRABS HIS LEGS ONCE AGAIN AND SLINGSHOTS HIM INTO THE TURNBUCKLES!
Gavin Kirkland: BRONSON LANDS ONTO THE SECOND TURNBUCKLE!! HE JUMPS OFF!!! WILSON COUNTERS IT MID-AIR WITH THE CUTTER!! WAIT NO!! CHAOS THEORY MISSES AS BRONSON FAKED IT! WILSON JUMPS UP AND CRASHES DOWN ONTO THE TURNBUCKLES AS BRONSON FAKED THE JUMP AS HE NOW FLIPS OVER!! WHAT IS BRONSON DOING HERE!! RONAN IS YELLING AT RYAN TO GET UP!! BRONSON JUMPS OVER!! WHAT THE?!?!?! AND HE CORKSCREWS IN THE AIR!! CORKSCREW FLYING BRONSON’S OFF THE TOP TURNBUCKLE!! A CORKSCREW DOUBLE LEG DROP OFF THE TOP TURNBUCKLE INTO THE HEART OF RYAN WILSON!! COVER!! COVER!! OH NO!! THIS COULD ACTUALLY BE IT!
( Ronan Malosi jumps onto the apron and distracts the referee from recording the pinfall. )
Deadprez: THERE IS RONAN MALOSI ON THE APRON!! RONAN INTERFERES IN THIS MATCH AS USUAL AND DISTRACTS THE OFFICIAL FROM COUNTING THE PIN!! ONE!! TWO!! THREE!! BRONSON HAS THIS MATCH WON, BUT RONAN IS STOPPING FROM THIS MATCH FROM BEING ENDED IN HIS CHALLENGER’S TERMS!! RONAN IS ARGUING NONSENSE WITH THE REFEREE AS BRONSON IS FUMING!!! BRONSON IS APOPLECTIC AS HE GETS UP TO HIS FEET AND CONFRONTS RONAN!! BOTH MEN ARE ARGUING NOW AS RYAN WILSON GETS UP TO HIS FEET!! RONAN WITH A SMILE ON HIS FACE AS RYAN CREEPS UP FROM BEHIND AND JUMPS UP FOR THE CUTTER! CHAOS THEORY!!
Eve: WILSON COLLIDES INTO MALOSI!! BRONSON SAW IT COMING AND THREW RYAN RIGHT INTO MALOSI!! CHAINED FURY COLLIDES HEAD HERE ON THE GO HOME SHOW AS WILSON CAN’T BELIEVE IT!! BRONSON IS LAUGHING AND HAS A HUGE SMILE ON HIS FACE AS WILSON TURNS AROUND!! BRONSON SPINS AND CONNECTS WITH THE CHROME HEART TAGS ONCE AGAIN!! WILSON IS OUT LIKE A LIGHT AS BRONSON LOOKS TO FINISH IT UP!! HE PULLS HIM UP TO HIS FEET. HE KICKS THE MIDSECTION, PULLS HIM IN, HOOKS BOTH ARMS AND LIFTS HIM UP!! AND DROPS HIM RIGHT DOWN ONTO THE KNEES!! SAVAGE MODE CONNECTS!! SAVAGE MODE CONNECTS!! COVER!
( DING! DING! DING! )
( “Runnin’” by Metro Boomin & 21 Savage blasts to a huge pop as Bronson Daniels gets up to his feet and gets his hand raised by the referee. Bronson Daniels slowly steps out of the ring as Ronan slides into the ring and checks up on Wilson. He helps Wilson up and starts arguing with him.)
Gina Romano: HERE IS YOUR WINNER… BRONNNNSONNNN DAAANIIIELLSS!!
Ryan Wilson (off-mic): What the hell was that just now?
Ronan Malosi (off-mic): :comeagain: Bitch, you the one that hit me!
Ryan Wilson (off-mic): ARE YOU JOKING ME? I HAD THIS IN THE BAG. I TOLD YOU THAT I COULD’VE BEATEN BRONSON DANIELS BY MYSELF AND YOU JUST HAD TO STICK YOUR NOSE IN MY BUSINESS.
Ronan Malosi: Well, you were about to be pi- You know what. I have enough to deal with nowadays. Fuck out of my face.
( Ronan Malosi shoulder brushes Wilson, exits the ring and throws his EAW Interwire Championship over his shoulder. He angrily stomps around ringside while he doesn’t look back at the recuperating Ryan Wilson. Bronson Daniels sneaks around the steel steps as Ronan Malosi makes his way around the ringpost. )
Deadprez: CHROME HEART TAGS!! CHROME HEART TAGS!! BRONSON DANIELS JUST LAID OUT RONAN MALOSI WITH THE SPINNING ROUNDHOUSE KICK FROM OUT OF NOWHERE!! JUST LIKE THAT, THE CHAMPION IS OUT ON HIS FEET!! BRONSON DANIELS SENDING A MESSAGE AND GETTING REVENGE FROM LAST WEEK’S HIT AND RUN AS HE STANDS TALL. Ryan Wilson is gathering his thoughts in the squared circle as he has no intentions on saving Ronan! What is this now? Bronson takes the EAW Interwire Championship away from Malosi and holds it over his head! Could this be reality at Grand Rampage?
( Bronson Daniels stands tall over Ronan Malosi with the EAW Interwire Championship in the air. He throws it on him before making his way to the back. )
(Commercial for Dr. Bethany Blue’s own person one shot vaccine. Take it at your own risk. :lupe:)
(The camera pans to the backstage drawing area where Hurricane Hawk is seen rolling the tumbler that holds the Grand Rampage entry numbers inside while he begins to address a lined up Showdown roster.)
Hurricane Hawk: For those that are new to this or just don’t know, in this holds your entry number to the EAW Grand Rampage match. Once it stops spinning, you will reach inside and pick out your number, I hope that is understood. What I also hope to be understood is that I expect nothing but a win from a member of this Showdown roster, so we can continue to show that this is the number one brand in all of EAW right now. This roster is filled to the brim with talent and I could see almost each and every single one of you walking out the winner. But that’s not my decision, it’s all up to you and how much effort you decide to put in at Grand Rampage. Is that understood?
(Kelton and Londyn step up as the first in line.)
Londyn Zelaya: Oh, it’s understood loud and clear, Mr. Hawk. Hopefully it’s understood by the rest of this roster that whatever number Kelton draws, it really doesn’t matter. Because Kelton is gonna do one thing and that’s win, something he did against James Ranger tonight, and something he did against a Hall of Famer like Cage.
(Lucas Johnson is seen in the background having to keep an annoyed Cage at bay as the tumbler stops rolling and Kelton goes to reach in, but Londyn does so instead, pulling out a number from inside and taking a gander at it alongside Kelton, who soon turns as he storms out after briefly locking eyes with James Ranger, who steps up to get his number after Kelton and Londyn leave.)
James Ranger: Guess it wasn’t too lucky of a draw, but I don’t care what number I end up getting, I’m grateful to be in this Grand Rampage in the first place. I wanna thank you for my spot, Hawk, and at Grand Rampage, I wanna prove why I deserve it. Because it seems that everybody around here is counting me out, everybody here is sleeping on James Ranger. But the haters have always been my motivators around here in EAW, and to be honest, I hope everyone around here stays sleeping on James Ranger. Because I’m gonna take advantage and tip toe my way to victory.
(James nods at Hawk before drawing his entry number that he takes a peek at before nodding at Hawk once more and leaving. Ryan Wilson steps up to the plate afterwards, obviously having some animosity towards Hurricane Hawk.)
Ryan Wilson: Ya know, I’m slightly cautious to reach into this thing, because knowing you, I’m sure you wouldn’t be above rigging out to make sure I get a number like one, maybe even two. We both know you’ve had it out for me since day one you’ve returned here to Showdown, ruining the show that I made great again.
(Hurricane Hawk rolls his eyes.)
Hurricane Hawk: Can you just please pick a number already?
Ryan Wilson: Hold on, I’m not done. Because whatever number I get, I’m gonna win Grand Rampage, whether you like it or not. And to be honest, I’d prefer the latter because I’d love to see the look on your face when I’M the breadwinner for Showdown going into Pain for Pride, and when I’M your soon to be Answers World Champion. :mjgrin:
:Hurricane Hawk (secretly covering his mouth): :mjlol:
(Ryan Wilson draws his number and looks quite pleased with what he got before walking off after giving a small smirk to Hawk. Cage and Lucas Johnson both step up together next, looking to draw their numbers together, but giving a little speech first.)
Cage: I don’t care what Kelton said, I don’t care what any of you say. I’M going to be the one that walks out victorious at Grand Rampage, well, either me or my bud Lucas here.
Lucas Johnson: That’s right, because we’re two men with something to prove going into Grand Rampage. Not just to any of you, not just to these fans, but to ourselves as well. Because when one of us wins, it’ll be Cage proving that he is still the same legend he’s always been or it’ll be me showing that I’m the greatest wrestler on the Showdown brand. Nothing more, nothing less.
(Cage and Johnson both draw with Lucas having a more negative reaction while Cage carries a more confident one.)
Cage: Numbers don’t matter, we’ll be fine as long as we stick together.
(Lucas nods as him and Cage begin to leave before Cage comes face to face with Raven Roberts.)
Cage: You better not think I’m gonna overlook you for a second at the free-per-view. Come Grand Rampage, I’m gonna finish the job, aka something I should’ve done a year ago with that boy toy husband of yours
Raven Roberts: I’ll guess we’ll see about that, huh?
(Cage stares a hole into Raven before he finally walks off alongside Lucas and she goes up to get her number, giving a speech similar to everyone else thus far.)
Raven Roberts: Before I pick this number, I want everyone to know that any friendship, any respect, that’s all out the window. The only thing you are is someone standing in the way of me main eventing Pain for Pride, and I’d hate to be that person, because I’m willing to do anything it takes to get back into that main event. I don’t care who I have to eliminate, I don’t care who I have to go through. Come Grand Rampage, I’m on the hunt and you’re all just the prey.
(Raven goes to draw her number but is quickly attacked from behind by the duo of Cage and Lucas Johnson!)
Eve: Cage and Lucas looking to make a quick statement at the expense of Raven right there. Grand Rampage being every person for themself.
(Security steps in with Hawk quite quickly to separate them all from each other as the camera fades to black with both men backing up out of the scene as Raven looks up holding the back of her head with an annoyed look on her face.)
(The camera fades back to the ring.)
Gina Romano: THE FOLLOWING CONTEST IS SCHEDULED FOR ONE FALL!!
World 1 Theatre: ONE FALL!
Gina Romano: INTRODUCING FIRST…RESIDING IN THE POON PALACE, IN MIAMI, FLORIDA…..WEIGHING IN AT TWO HUNDRED-TEN POUNDS…HE IS THE NATIONAL ELITE CHAMPION!!! T!!!!! L!!!!! A!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
( ‘Ambitionz az a Ridah’ by Tupac plays as TLA walks downs the ramp with the National Elite Championship draped over his shoulder as the virtual crowd cheers him on )
Gina Romano: AND HIS OPPONENT, FROM EDMONTON, ALBERTA, CANADA, WEIGHING IN AT TWO HUNDRED THIRTY POUNDS… HE IN THE MAN KNOWN AS…..CAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGEEEEEEEE!!!!!
Deadprez: A rare Showdown appearance for the National Elite Champion, who’s here tonight to lock horns with another imposing adversary, in Cage. TLA has been on a roll as of late, since he’s won the National Elite Championship, but the man he faces tonight might be his biggest obstacle since, and yes, we’re including New Eden.
( ‘Ambitionz az a Ridah’ fades out as “Smells Like Teen Spirit” By Nirvana plays as Cage makes his way down the ramp and into the ring with Lucas Johnson following closely behind him as the crowd boo’s him upon his arrival )
Deadprez: Lately things have not been going Cage’s way. He hasn’t won a match in about a month, and you know having his disciple Lucas Johnson at his side tonight isn’t lowering the pressure at all.
Eve: Cage is going to have to be on his game, 100% tonight, because TLA isn’t someone you can afford to make a mistake against!
( Ding! Ding! Ding! )
Deadprez: Cage and TLA both rush one another and engage in a test of strength! ITS LOOKING LIKE CAGE HAS THE ADVANTAGE HERE— NO… TLA SHIFTS HIS WEIGHT AND NOW HE’S IN CONTROL AS HE PLACES CAGE IN A HEADLOCK!
Eve: But look at Cage– Cage is maneuvering TLA towards the ropes to break TLA’s headlock— CAGE WHIPS TLA INTO THE ROPES AND TLA BOUNCES OFF— Cage runs forward… LARIAT CLOTHESLIN— NO WAIT.. TLA DUCKS THE CLOTHESLINE AND INSTEAD GOES FOR A SWIFT SOCCER KICK TO THE MIDSECTION THAT DOUBLES CAGE OVER! TLA grabs Cage by the neck and SPIKES HIM WITH A DDT!
Gavin Kirkland: I’ve been hearing a lot about this Poon Palace place, I’m going to check the yelp reviews! But in the meanwhile, look at how agile TLA is as he kips back up onto his feet after spiking Cage’s head with that DDT!
Deadprez: That’s one thing I like about TLA. The guy is a showman, he knows he’s good and he goes out there and shows it every single time! Look at him poking fun of Cage! And I don’t think Cage liked that too much as he gets up and slaps TLA across the face! I believe Cage calls that the BITCH MAKER! He just slapped the taste out of TLA’s mouth!! AND NOW CAGE HAS MOUNTED TLA AND HE’S THROWING PUNCH AFTER PUNCH INTO THE FACE AND BODY OF TLA! ALL OF THESE PUNCHES CAGE IS THROWING ARE GOING UNANSWERED!!!
Eve: Cage has become unhinged as he gets off of TLA and brings him back onto his feet— Cage whips TLA into the ropes and Cage begins charging after TLA– TLA BOUNCES OFF THE ROPES AND CAGE TURNS TLA OUT WITH A VICIOUS RUNNING LARIAT! Cage is fired up! Cage goes for the cover!!!
Gavin Kirkland: TLA easily kicksout of that! But man if Cage keeps up this offensive onslaught it’ll be hard for TLA to do anything ever again :wow: ! Cage once again picks TLA up onto his feet, but this time instead of whipping TLA– Cage instead has him by his neck— What is Cage looking to do here?
Deadprez: I don’t know but it looks like Cage is lift TLA up in a suplex position! Cage has TLA! He has him up in that suplex position– but Cage hasn’t executed the move yet!?!? What is Cage doing?
Eve: Maybe he’s just trying to gain an advantage? Maybe he’s letting the blood flow to the head of TLA or some sinister strategy like that?
Gavin Kirkland: Look at Cage, do you think a guy like that really has a plan? Whatever Cage is doing, it’s probably just determinant on what’s going to cause and inflict the most damage to his opponent!
DeadPrez: As much as I hate to say it…you might be right Gavin– LOOK AT CAGE….HE STILL HAS TLA IN THAT SUPLEX POSITION BUT — NO NO— OH MY GOD! CAGE JUST DROPPED TLA HEAD FIRST RIGHT ONTO HIS KNEE!! I KNEW CAGE WAS UP TO NO GOOD! I KNEW HE WAS LOOKING TO DO SOMETHING DEVIOUS BUT HE MIGHT HAVE JUST KILLED A MAN! TLA ISN’T MOVING AND CAGE HAS A SINISTER GRIN ON HIS FACE AS HE CRAWLS OVER TO MAKE THE COVER!
Eve: TLA…SOMEHOW MANAGES TO GET THE SHOULDER UP!!! I DON’T FOR THE LIFE OF ME KNOW HOW!! BUT TLA KICKS OUT OF WHAT I BELIEVE CAGE LIKES TO CALL…HOOK, LINE AND SINKER! Cage can’t believe his eyes, heck…I can’t believe my own!
Gavin Kirkland: Cage picks TLA up once more except this time Cage turns his back to TLA and grabs him by the neck— WAIT OLD SCHOOL EXPULSION!!!! CAGE HITS TLA WITH THE OLD SCHOOL EXPULSION!!!! THIS HAS GOT TO BE IT!!!! CAGE GOES FOR THE PIN!! THIS MATCH IS OVER!!!
Deadprez: TLA KICKS OUT AT THE VERY LAST SECOND! AND NOW BOTH CAGE AND LUCAS JOHNSON SEEM TO HAVE DOUBT IN THEIR EYES! Cage has no idea how to put TLA away!
Eve: Doubt has definitely started to set in, Cage has hit TLA with everything but the kitchen sink! If Cage wants to win this he needs to hit something big! He needs to– WAIT CAGE HOOKS TLA BY HIS ARMS…I THINK HE’S GOING TO TRY TO FINISH THE NATIONAL ELITE CHAMPION RIGHT NOW— CAGE KICKS HIS FEET FORWARD— MERCY RULE!! MERCY RULE CONNEC— NO ….TLA REVERSES THE MERCY RULE AT THE LAST SECOND AND ROLLS UP CAGE!! TLA HAS CAGES PANTS!!!
Gavin Kirkland: Cage barely kicks out!! TLA almost stole one there! I don’t know how he had enough wherewithal to counter the Mercy Rule but he did… AND NOW LOOK! CAGE IS ON HIS KNEES TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT THE HELL JUST HAPPENED…BUT LOOK— TLA RUNS FORWARD AND CONNECTS WITH A METEORA TO THE FACE OF CAGE!! DOUBLE KNEES KNOCKING THE FORMER EAW CHAMPION ON HIS BACK!
DeadPrez: BUSINESS HAS PICKED UP! TLA is going to the top, he’s ascending up the ropes, trying to make up for lost time in this match, seeing as he was on the other side of the momentum… meanwhile Cage has virtually no idea what’s going on– after that hard fought match against Raven Roberts last week, Cage probably still is far from 100% but he’s looked phenomenal tonight nonetheless!
Eve: TLA has reached the top rope and he’s perched up there, waiting for Cage to get back to his feet!! Cage is one a knee… and TLA is waiting… waiting for his moment, waiting for his opportunity!!! CAGE MAKES IT BACK TO HIS FEET AND TURNS AROUND…. TLA LEAPS OFF THE TOP ROPE…. DIVING CROSSBODY ONTO CAGE!!! DIVING CROSSBODY CONNECT—
Gavin Kirkland: CAGE JUST CAUGHT TLA IN MIDAIR!!! CAGE CATCHES TLA IN MIDAIR!! TLA HAS NOWHERE TO GO! HE’S AT THE MERCY OF CAGE!!! CAGE LIFTS TLA UP IN THE AIR— GORILLA PRESS SLA—- NO! TLA SHIFTS HIS WEIGHT AND WRAPS HIS HEADS AROUND THE HEAD AND NECK OF CAGE BEFORE FLIPPING BACK— TLA REVERSES THE GORILLA PRESS SLAM INTO A FRANKENSTEINER!!! TLA PLANTS CAGE ON HIS HEAD ONCE AGAIN!!!
DeadPrez: THIS IS THE OPPORTUNITY TLA NEEDED… TLA PICKS CAGE BACK UP ONTO HIS FEET… AND DAMN NEAR KNOCKS HIS HEAD OFF WITH AN UPPERCUT!!! I BELIEVE TLA CALLS THAT A VERY MEXICAN UPPERCUT— WHATEVER THE HELL HE CALLS IT, IT JUST KNOCKED CAGE INTO A DIFFERENT TIMEZONE!
Eve: I don’t think TLA is done, just yet… TLA quickly kicks Cage in the midsection, doubling over the Hall of Famer, before PLANTING HIM WITH THE MEXICAN DESTROYER! TLA ONCE AGAIN PLANTING CAGE ON HIS HEAD.. AND LUCAS JOHNSON HAS NO CHOICE BUT TO WATCH AS TLA HOOKS THE LEG OF CAGE!!
(Ding! Ding! Ding! )
( ‘ Ambitionz az a Ridah’ by Tupac plays as TLA gets his arm raised by the referee before he starts celebrating his win )
Gina Romano: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN…HERE IS YOUR WINNER….THE NATIONAL ELITE CHAMPION….T!!!! L!!!! A!!!!
Deadprez: What a tough loss for Cage here tonight, this is definitely not the way he wanted to end the go home show before Grand Rampage starts next week!
Eve: But what a match! Hopefully we can see these two match up again!
(The camera shows TLA celebrating once more before fading to commercial.)
(Commercial for TLA’s new Poon Palace Barber Shop.)
(SCREEN BAR – EARLIER THIS WEEK AT THE PRIVATE PRACTICE OF DR. BETHANY BLUE IN NEWARK, NJ)
(The beautiful Dr. Bethany Blue sporting her lab coat, long slacks white blouse and matching Louboutin heels seeing her last patient of the day, he is getting a COVID-19 Vaccination. Nurse Goldstein administers the shot and has him go sit down for fifteen minutes.)
Dr. Bethany Blue: Thank you for coming Mr. Lichtenstein, I know you are super excited about getting your second vaccination, now go out with the misses, but remember still social distance and wear your mask!
Mr. Lichtenstein: Yes, Doctor, sure will!
Dr. Bethany Blue: Great! Take care of our patient and make sure that he is comfortable!
Nurse Goldstein: Of course, Dr. Blue.
(Satisfied with her last patient, the Doctor makes her way back to the office, there she takes off her reading glasses and looks at some charts and appointments for tomorrow. After a few minutes she can hear some commotion, looking up Regyna storms in….)
Dr. Bethany Blue: Regyna, relax, what is it!?
Regyna: Dr. Blue, there is someone here to see you…. It’s….
(The Doctor’s assistant is pushed out of the way and walks in Constance Blevins in all black, holding the EAW Specialists Championship which catches Bethany’s eyes. She looks a little surprised that Constance Blevins had actually accepted her invitation, she just didn’t expect her at the office.)
Constance Blevins: You wanted to see me?
(Nurse Goldstein walks in, Regyna leaves to tend to the last patient as The Nurse and Dr. Blue before she comes away from her desk standing in front of Constance.)
Constance Blevins: I was told you had invited me and here I am. Last week I meant it when I said to watch your back.
Dr. Bethany Blue: I was unconscious thanks to your attack, I didn’t hear anything until I watched it again, but I get it, after what I did to you, I understand fully that retaliation was indeed coming, but that goes both ways, Constance. See, I don’t want you to look at this as anything other than business. It is nothing personal really, you have something that I want and well, I am going to get it. I understand, I really do, but see, after the Grand Rampage last year, I wanted the chance to redeem myself, Hurricane Hawk said there was nothing for me, so I made something for me, you.
Constance Blevins: That was a mistake, Bethany.
Dr. Bethany Blue: DOCTOR…. DOCTOR Bethany Blue, we are not punched on the EAW clock, Constance, you are at my Private Practice, I am a Doctor right now, address me as that.
Constance Blevins: Whatever, you could have easily come to me and asked for a match, there was no need for theatrics, so I answered back appropriately.
(Dr. Bethany Blue shrugs her shoulders.)
Dr. Bethany Blue: I could have, but why? I needed to send a message, much like you felt had to last week on Showdown, we are even as of right now, sure. This is not about us, it is about the Specialists Championship, and understand, I am a little salty right now this is not at Grand Rampage, so Battle Of Egypt, the Specialists Championship on the line, you and me, what do you say?
Constance Blevins: I am certain that was the plan after you attacked me, it could be anywhere, but at least count your lucky stars that you didn’t get humiliated two years in a row at Grand Rampage. See Bethany…. Sorry Doctor Bethany Blue, I survived Kasey’s house of Kaos to win this belt, I will do whatever it takes to keep it, nothing scares me.
(That sparked something in Bethany as she starts walking closer to Constance, both women are face to face.)
Dr. Bethany Blue: Is that a fact? And I beat a Hall of Famer and Hardcore Icon to get my chance at some gold Constance all in his own game. I put down a man I called a friend just to make a point. I am not afraid of you or anything that could stand in my way of getting the title. You seem…. Nervous?
Constance Blevins: I wouldn’t pass it by you two that this was a trap.
(Bethany giggles a little.)
Dr. Bethany Blue: This is the safest place you can be Constance, I told you that I am not a wrestler right now, I am a Doctor, you have nothing to be concerned about. Besides, your former tag team partner, Minerva is a patient of mine, relax, there is nothing to worry about.
Constance Blevins: With all due respect, I don’t give two shits if you are Minerva’s doctor or not. But since you took the time to bring me out here to talk, I guess I could at least entertain it. Now that I did, I am leaving, before something happens.
Dr. Bethany Blue: You’re not leaving yet.
(Constance tilts her head, glaring right at Bethany Blue….)
Constance Blevins: Oh yes, I am.
Dr. Bethany Blue: Two things, the first? You never answered my question. Since we cannot wrestle at Grand Rampage, will you accept my challenge for the Specialists Championship at Battle Of Egypt?
(The two women have a very uncomfortable stare down before Constance finally answers.)
Constance Blevins: Yes, challenge accepted.
(Bethany smiles as Nurse Goldstein comes up behind Constance with a syringe…)
Dr. Bethany Blue: Secondly, have you been vaccinated for COVID-19, Connie? I can’t be wrestling you if you’re still in danger of contracting the virus. Since you made your way out here and surprised us with a visit, I am going to give you one on the house. Nurse.
(As Nurse Goldstein takes out the syringe and is ready to administer the vaccine, Constance grabs the nearby rolling chair and kicks it into Bethany, clipping her knees and she falls forward. She then turns and kicks the Nurse in the gut, slamming the Specialists Championship in her face though the Nurse was able to cover and block some of the impact with her arm, she then turns and Bethany tackles her to the ground! The roll around for a few seconds trying to rip each other apart before Nurse Goldstein grabs Constance off Bethany but she elbows Goldstein and she falls into the equipment, but before she can react Constance gets a heel of Bethany’s shoe right in her face and part of her injured eye, buckling over as Bethany takes off her other heel and throws it at her hitting her face, then with the heel of her foot, bone to bone Bethany strikes Constance with the TJD causing her to fall over the bed and to the floor, Nurse Goldstein is back up, she grabs Constance arm and injects her with the syringe as Bethany straddles the Specialist Champion…)
Dr. Bethany Blue: You stupid bitch! Don’t you ever come to my office and make a mess of it again! This is a place of medicine! I was giving you the goddamn vaccination! But no, you want to play tough girl, huh!?
(Bethany picks up Constance by the hair and slams her to the floor a few times, Constance is unconscious.)
Dr. Bethany Blue: Watch my back!? No bitch, YOU BETTER WATCH YOURS! You want to disrespect me in my line a work!? I will rip your other eye out with a scalpel if you ever walk into my private practice again!
(Bethany pushes Constance head down and gets up, fixing her hair and placing her heels back on. Security walks in for the building as Bethany points to Constance.)
Security: Dr. Blue!? Regyna went and got me, is everything alright!?
Dr. Bethany Blue: Yeah, Frank. Get this piece of shit out of my office.
Security Guard: Right away!
(As the security guard picks up Constance, Nurse Goldstein helps him lift her up, dragging her out of the building, Bethany sneering, pacing and almost raging screams out loud…)
Dr. Bethany Blue: I gave you the Johnson & Johnson Vaccination! You are fully vaccinated when I beat you for the Specialists Championship in Egypt! I hope you get blood clots
(Glaring into the camera, a scowl forms on her face.)
Dr. Bethany Blue: Bitch.
(The Good Doctor continues to pace before starting to pick things up and fix up her office as Regyna walks in to help.)
(Final commercial break.)
(The camera pans to Gina Romano in the ring.)
Gina Romano: The following contest is scheduled for…ONE FALL!!
Virtual Crowd: ONE FALL!!
(‘I Was King’ by ONE OK ROCK plays to a loud ovation from the virtual fans as Xavier Williams starts to make his way down to the ring.)
Gina Romano: Introducing first! Residing in Pensacola, Florida, weighing in at 220 pounds…HE IS THE BEST IN THE WORLD…XAVIER WILLIAMS!!
Deadprez: Tonight, Xavier Williams has the opportunity of a lifetime when he takes on Kassidy Heart, I mean, beating our Answers World Champion could put him very much in life for a title shot in the future.
Eve: True, but you have to wonder if he can focus right now knowing that he has a 2 out of 3 falls match to look forward to at Grand Rampage. Especially after the attack he pulled on Jack earlier tonight.
Deadprez: Well, he needs to make sure his head’s in the game, we know what happened the last time someone’s head supposedly wasn’t and that was Ronan Malosi, and we watched him get pretty much destroyed by King Kass.
(Xavier sits on the top turnbuckle as he awaits the arrival of his opponent in Kassidy Heart, who’s ’Monster’ by Kanye West theme song soon plays as she makes her way down to the ring with the Answers World Championship around her waist.)
Gina Romano: And his opponent! Hailing out of Sydney, Australia, weighing in at 138.5 pounds…SHE IS THE ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPION…KING KASS!!
Eve: Just like Williams, Kassidy Heart has a huge match to look forward to at Grand Rampage when she defends her title against Consuela Rose Ava, someone who’s out to secure her first World Title here in EAW.
Gavin Kirkland: I’ll tell you what, I got something hard for Kassidy Heart to take on before Grand Rampage. :mjlit:
Eve: I’ll gladly call her over here so she can kill you.
Gavin Kirkland: :whoa: Save that energy for Williams!
Deadprez: I’m sure Kassidy Heart will as she looks to send one final message to Consuela ahead of their match. You also have to wonder if she should have eyes at the back of her head here tonight wondering if Consuela will retaliate after last week.
(Kassidy hands off her title and entrance gear off as she stares a hole into Xavier from across the ring before the referee signals for the bell to ring.)
(DING! DING! DING!)
Eve: There’s the bell and this match between Kassidy Heart and Xavier Williams is officially underway here as both competitors circle each other to start off before finally locking up! Kassidy and Xavier both jockey for position before it’s Kassidy who gets the upper hand by backing Xavier up into a corner! The referee soon has to intervene after Kassidy has him pinned up in there too long and she obliges to the referee’s demand by breaking the tieup. Of course, Kassidy certainly didn’t break it instantly.
Deadprez: Heart gives Xavier some space for him to come out of the corner and both circle each other once more before attempting another lockup! But it’s Kassidy who makes a go behind Xavier and soon takes him down to the mat with a side headlock! Xavier uses those legs of his to entrap Kassidy in a headscissors, successfully managing to find a way out of that headlock! Kassidy Heart manages to slip out of it though before scrambling to her feet after gaining some separation from Williams!
Eve: Both competitors lock up for a third time now and its Kassidy Heart once again getting the advantage with an arm wrench! Kassidy Heart has some firm control over that wrist before Xavier uses that athletic ability of his to flip off a headstand and follows that up with an arm drag on Kassidy Heart! Heart quickly gets up to her feet and runs into another arm drag from Williams, this time he turns it into an arm lock afterwards, and you can see the knee of Williams just grinding into the cheek of Heart! Kassidy realizes she’s in quite the predicament and scoots her way over to the ropes, which she wraps her legs around.
Gavin Kirkland: I wish she’d wrap her legs around me. :shaq:
Deadprez: Xavier releases Heart and backs away from Heart at behest of the referee! Kassidy Heart uses the ropes to get back to her feet and Xavier goes back over to her where he gets caught in a side headlock by Heart! Luckily for Williams, he’s close to the ropes and uses them to bounce Heart off of him! BUT KASSIDY COMES BACK WITH A DROP TOE HOLD THAT SENDS WILLIAMS DOWN FACE FIRST INTO THE MAT! Williams clutches at his face, but Kassidy runs off the ropes beside him while he does this!
Eve: Williams is able to drop down, forcing Kassidy to leapfrog over and go running off the ropes again! But Kassidy Heart manages to grab ahold of the top rope, preventing herself from running back into the waiting Xavier Williams! XAVIER CHARGES IN- BUT GETS CAUGHT WITH A BACK ELBOW FROM KASS THAT STUNS HIM! Xavier is temporarily doubled over after that, however, he soon recovers, only to waltz into a step-up enziguri from Heart! And you can look at the eyes of Xavier Williams, that one caught him flush!
Deadprez: Yeah, and Kassidy Heart looks to follow up with multiple stomps on the downed Williams, who looks to find reprieve in the corner! The punishment doesn’t end there though as Kassidy Heart continues to stomp a sunken Williams in that corner! Kassidy Heart brings him to the center of the ring afterwards and soon plants him with a snap Suplex! Kassidy is gonna look for the early win here!
Eve: But Xavier isn’t looking for an early defeat as he quickly kicks out! Kassidy isn’t phased and is quick to lock in a side headlock to a seated Xavier! Williams looks to pry her arm from around him but it’s no use as Kassidy has the hold in tight and just continues to wrench and wrench and wrench. Xavier finally begins to build a rally after a while, working his way back to his feet here and delivering back elbows to the midsection of Heart, who staggers back over to the ropes! WILLIAMS LOOKS TO SHIFT THE MATCH BACK INTO HIS FAVOR AS HE RUNS TOWARDS KASSIDY- BUT SHE SIDESTEPS HIM AND SENDS HIM TUMBLING TO THE OUTSIDE AND THROUGH THE MIDDLE ROPE!
Deadprez: KASSIDY HEART LOOKS TO ALREADY HAVE A DEVIOUS LOOK IN HER EYE THIS EARLY INTO THE MATCH UP! AND SHE BOUNCES OFF THE ROPES BEFORE GOING FULL STEAM AHEAD FOR A SUICIDE DIVE THAT CRASHES INTO WILLIAMS ON THE OUTSIDE AS HE GOES BACK FIRST INTO THE BARRICADE! KASSIDY HEARTS SENDS HIM BACK INTO THE RING AFTER THAT AND LOOKS FOR ANOTHER COVER!
Eve: Another kickout by Xavier Williams! Again, Kassidy Heart is immediately back on the offensive afterwards with a fist drop to the face of a downed Xavier Williams, who volts up in pain to a seated position after that! And Kassidy Heart straps in a rear chinlock! Xavier gets to his feet after a while in that and Kassidy almost has him in a Muay Thai clinch as he faces towards her! Williams throws some shots to the midsection of Heart, but she answers back with a stiff knee to the rib cage before whipping Williams into the corner! KASSIDY HEART GOES FULL STEAM AHEAD TOWARDS WILLIAMS IN THAT CORNER!
Deadprez: WILLIAMS GETS THE BOOT UP, STAGGERING KASSIDY HEART BACK! WILLIAMS CHARGES INTO HEART, WHO ATTEMPTED WHAT LOOKED TO BE A CLOTHESLINE ATTEMPT, BUT WILLIAMS DUCKS UNDER IT AND RUNS OFF THE ROPES BEHIND HEART! HEART TRIES TO STOP HIM ONCE MORE WITH A CLOTHESLINE ATTEMPT BUT WILLIAMS DUCKS UNDER AND RUNS OFF THE ROPES AGAIN AND INTO KASSIDY WITH A DROPKICK THAT TEMPORARILY TAKES HER DOWN!
Eve: Yeah, keyword: temporarily, as Kassidy Heart didn’t stay down for long before attempting a punch to the head of Williams, but he blocks it with his arm, AND PUNCHES KASSIDY WITH HIS FREE ONE! KASSIDY ATTEMPTS ANOTHER PUNCH, BUT THE SAME RESULT HAPPENS! THIS TIME WITH KASSIDY GETTING A ROUNDHOUSE KICK THROWN AT HER INSTEAD OF A PUNCH! AND THE IMPACT OF THAT KICK CAUSES KASSIDY HEART TO TURN A FULL 180 AROUND!
Deadprez: BUT A BENT OVER HEART THROWS A THRUSTING SIDE KICK INTO THE MIDSECTION OF XAVIER WILLIAMS THAT DOUBLE HIM OVER! KASSIDY HEART BOUNCES OFF THE ROPES IN FRONT OF HER- BUT RUNS RIGHT INTO A SUPERKICK FROM WILLIAMS THAT KNOCKS HER DOWN! XAVIER LOOKS TO TAKE TO THE SKIES AFTERWARDS, SCALING THOSE ROPES PRETTY QUICK!
Eve: BUT KASSIDY CUTS HIM OFF WHILE HE WAS ON THE MIDDLE ROPE, SCALING TO THE MIDDLE ROPE HERSELF AND THROWING PUNCHES TO THE HEAD OF XAVIER WILLIAMS! XAVIER IS GONNA HAVE TO TRY AND ENDURE THESE CAUSE THAT WON’T BE A PLEASANT FALL IF HE FALLS DOWN ALL THE WAY TO THE OUTSIDE! KASSIDY HEART COCKS HER ARM BACK FOR ANOTHER PUNCH, BUT XAVIER TAKES AN OPENING AND SLAMS HER DOWN FACE FIRST ON THE TOP TURNBUCKLE!
Gavin Kirkland: NO! WATCH THE FACE!
Deadprez: I DON’T THINK XAVIER GIVES A DAMN WHAT YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT GAVIN AS HE CONTINUES TO SLAM KASSIDY DO- OH! KASSIDY HEART GETS HER HANDS IN FRONT, BLOCKING XAVIER FROM DOING IT ONCE MORE AND SLAMMING HIM DOWN ON THE TOP TURNBUCKLE NOW! XAVIER FALLS TO THE APRON WHERE KASSIDY GRABS HIM BY HIS HAIR! BUT XAVIER CONNECTS FLUSH WITH A STERN ROPE-ASSISTED ENZIGURI THAT KNOCKS KASSIDY HEART OFF THE MIDDLE ROPE!
Eve: XAVIER BEGINS TO AWAIT A KNEELING KASSIDY HEART TO TURN AROUND AND DROPS HER WITH A SPRINGBOARD FOREARM ONCE SHE DOES! XAVIER HOOKS BOTH LEGS FOR THE COVER!
Eve: KASSIDY HEART KICKS OUT! XAVIER GRABS AHOLD OF HER HEAD AND BRINGS HER BACK TO HER FEET- KASSIDY HEART LIGHTLY SHOVES WILLIAMS AWAY THOUGH! BUT A SUPERKICK FROM WILLIAMS SENDS KASSIDY HEART REELING BACK AND TUMBLING OUT THROUGH THE MIDDLE ROPE! KASSIDY HEART SOON GETS TO HER FEET AND WILLIAMS ATTEMPTS TO FLY WITH A SASUKE SPECIAL TO THE OUTSIDE! BUT KASSIDY HEART AVOIDS IT, FORCING WILLIAMS TO LAND ON HIS FEET! AND KASSIDY HEART TAKES ADVANTAGE OF HER OPENING TO WHIP WILLIAMS BACK FIRST INTO THE STEEL STEPS!
Deadprez: KASSIDY GRABS WILLIAMS AND ROLLS HIM BACK INTO THE RING! WILLIAMS TRIES TO GET HIS WITS ABOUT HIM AND GET BACK TO A VERTICAL BASE, BUT KASSIDY HITS A RUNNING BICYCLE KICK TO THE BENT OVER WILLIAMS, WHO FALLS DOWN TO ALL FOURS! KASSIDY HEART AIMS TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS MOMENT BY HEADING TO THE TOP ROPE! SHE’S SUCCESSFUL IN HER EFFORTS, BUT KASSIDY GETS TO KNOW WHAT IT FEELS LIKE TO BE CUT OFF THIS TIME, COURTESY OF XAVIER WILLIAMS, WHO CROTCHES HER UP THERE!
Eve: WILLIAMS ONLY MAKES IT TO THE MIDDLE ROPE, HOWEVER, BEFORE KASSIDY HEART SLAMS HIM FACE FIRST ON THE TOP TURNBUCKLE! AND KASSIDY HEART FOLLOWS UP WITH A SUNSET FLIP POWERBOMB OFF THE TOP! KASSIDY HITS THE GROUND, BUT XAVIER BACKFLIPS OFF THE MIDDLE ROPE AND TO THE CENTER OF THE RING! AND YOU CAN SEE THE LOOK OF SHOCK WASH OVER KASSIDY, WHO CANT BELIEVE WHAT JUST HAPPENED THERE!
Deadprez: XAVIER WILLIAMS PUT THAT ATHLETIC ABILITY TO GOOD USE AND NOW HE’S BECKONING KASSIDY HEART TO BRING IT ON! KASSIDY HEART DOES JUST THAT BY CHARGING OVER AT XAVIER IN THE CENTER OF THE RING! BUT HE BAITED HER IN AND CAUGHT HER WITH A SPANISH FLY! XAVIER HOOKS THE LEG OF HEART!
Eve: KASSIDY HEART KICKS OUT! THE ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPION REFUSES TO GO DOWN EASY, NOT LIKE WE EVEN EXPECTED HER TO! XAVIER WILLIAMS GETS TO HIS FEET AND AWAITS KASSIDY HEART TO GET BACK TO HER FEET! WILLIAMS HITS A BIG BOOT AND IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWS UP WITH A BACK ELBOW THAT KNOCKS KASSIDY OVER INTO THE ROPES! WILLIAMS BOUNCES HER OFF, BUT KASSIDY REVERSES THE IRISH WHIP! HEART BENDS OVER, POSSIBLY LOOKING FOR A BACK BODY DROP! WILLIAMS KICKS UPWARDS AND INTO HER FACE, STUNNING HER!
Deadprez: WILLIAMS RUNS PAST KASSIDY HEART AND SPRINGS OFF THE MIDDLE ROPE! BUT KASSIDY HEART CATCHES HIM IN MID AIR WITH A SNAP GERMAN SUPLEX THAT DROPS HIM ON THE BACK OF HIS HEAD! BOTH COMPETITORS ARE FATIGUED AND KASSIDY HEART TAKES A WHILE BEFORE CRAWLING ON TOP OF WILLIAMS FOR THE PIN!
Eve: WILLIAMS GETS THE SHOULDER UP, BUT YOU HAVE TO THINK IF KASSIDY HEART WAS JUST A LITTLE BIT MORE QUICKER, WOULD THAT HAVE FINISHED THE JOB?
Gavin Kirkland: Of course it would’ve, I saw the eyes of Williams gloss over after that German!
Eve: KASSIDY HEART CLIMBS THE TOP TURNBUCKLE AGAIN, PERHAPS LOOKING TO LAND THE MOVE SHE WAS TRYING TO ATTEMPT EARLIER OFF THE TOP ROPE! KASSIDY HEART LEAPS OFF, BUT XAVIER GETS THE FOOT UP ON THE GROUND! KASSIDY HEART HAD IT SCOUTED AND CATCHES THE FOOT OF WILLIAMS BEFORE ROLLING HIM TO BOTH FEET!
Deadprez: KASSIDY HEART RUNS TOWARDS WILLIAMS WITH THE INTENTIONS OF A SPEAR IN MIND- BUT XAV CAUGHT HER IN A SMALL PACKAGE!
Deadprez: KASSIDY HEART KICKS OUT AND BOTH SCRAMBLE BACK TO THEIR FEET! HOWEVER, XAVIER EATS A LEAPING CLOTHESLINE FROM KASSIDY HEART AFTER HE DOES SO, AND XAVIER IS DOWN! Kassidy Heart slowly gets to her feet and slowly brings Xavier Williams back to his feet also! Kassidy Heart lifts Williams up in the air for some Suplex type of move- BUT WILLIAMS COUNTERS IT INTO STUNDOG MILLIONAIRE! KASSIDY HEART IS DAZED ON HER FEET AND WILLIAMS BRINGS HER UP FOR A POWERBOMB! BUT LOOK AT HEART!
Eve: HEART IS HAMMERING WILLIAMS WITH PUNCH AFTER PUNCH TO THE HEAD WHILE SHE’S IN THE FOR THAT POWERBOMB! WILLIAMS STUMBLES BACKWARDS OFF THE IMPACT OF SAID PUNCHES AND BOTH COMPETITORS GO CRASHING OVER THE TOP ROPE AND TO THE OUTSIDE! BOTH KASSIDY HEART AND XAVIER WILLIAMS LOOK TO BE ALMOST COMPLETELY DOWN AND OUT AS THE REFEREE BEGINS HIS COUNT ON BOTH COMPETITORS!
Referee: ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR!
Deadprez: THE OFFICIAL HAS BEGUN HIS COUNT AND IM SURE BOTH COMPETITORS AREN’T LOOKING FOR THE MATCH TO THE END THE WAY IT’S LOOKING TO RIGHT ABOUT NOW!
Referee: FIVE! SIX! SEVEN!
Eve: BOTH COMPETITORS ARE FINALLY STARTING TO SHOW SIGNS OF LIFE! KASSIDY HEART BEGINS TO USE THE RING APRON TO HELP HER UP! WILLIAMS OPTS TO USE THE BARRICADE, BUT THEIR BOTH ONLY TO ONE KNEE DUE TO THE FATIGUE THEY’VE OBTAINED THROUGHOUT THIS MATCHUP!
Referee: EIGHT! NINE! TE-
Deadprez: OH! BOTH COMPETITORS MANAGED TO SLIDE IN THE RING, JUST IN THE NICK OF TIME! BOTH GROGGY COMPETITORS GET TO ONE KNEE AND SOON NOTICE THEY’RE FACING TOWARDS EACH OTHER! KASSIDY THROWS A PUNCH! XAVIER THROWS A PUNCH! KASSIDY FIRES BACK WITH ANOTHER! XAVIER DOES THE SAME! KASSIDY! XAVIER! KASSIDY! XAVIER!
Eve: BOTH COMPETITORS ARE THROWING SOME HOCKEY LIKE FISTICUFFS AS THEY WORK BACK TO THEIR FEET! KASSIDY LIGHTLY SHOVES XAVIER BACK AND THROWS A HUGE PUNCH! BUT XAVIER DUCKS UNDER IT AND MAKES A GO BEHIND ON KASSIDY! HE GRABS ONE ARM FOR A RIPCORD, BUT KASSIDY HEART COUNTERS WHERE WE’D USUALLY SEE THE HOOK KICK AND INSTEAD CONNECTS WITH A SPINNING HEEL KICK ACROSS THE JAW OF WILLIAMS!
Gavin Kirkland: MIGHT’VE JUST SAW HIS TOOTH FLY RIGHT OUT AND OVER THE BARRICADE AFTER THAT!
Deadprez: THE DAZED WILLIAMS TAKES A WILD SWING AFTER THAT HEEL KICK, BUT HE GETS A LITTLE BIT OF A TWIST OF FATE AS KASS DUCKS UNDER IT THIS TIME AND MAKES A GO BEHIND! KASSIDY WRAPS HER ARMS AROUND WILLIAMS FOR A REAR WAISTLOCK AND BRINGS HIM UP AND DOWN FOR A GERMAN SUPLEX! BUT THE HANDS OF HEART STAY LOCKED AND SHE DROPS WILLIAMS WITH ANOTHER SUPLEX!
Eve: ONCE AGAIN, THE HANDS OF KASSIDY STAY LOCKED AND SHE PLANTS WILLIAMS DOWN WITH THE THIRD AND FINAL GERMAN SUPLEX, COMPLETING THE KASSPLODER PLEX TRIFECTA! KASS JUMPS INTO THE COVER!
Eve: LOOK! XAVIER WILLIAMS GETS HIS FOOT ON THE BOTTOM ROPE AS THE REFEREE BRINGS THIS TO THE ATTENTION OF KASSIDY! WILLIAMS GRABS AHOLD OF THE BOTTOM ROPE WITH HIS HANDS AND PULLS HIMSELF OUT TO THE APRON AFTERWARDS, USING SOME RING AWARENESS!
Deadprez: KASSIDY GETS ON THE APRON HERSELF AND LIFTS UP THE PRONE WILLIAMS FROM BEHIND! SHE HOOKS BOTH ARMS, ALMOST IN LIKE A FULL NELSON, AND SHE ATTEMPTS TO LIFT HIM UP FOR A DRAGON SUPLEX ON THAT APRON! :damn:
Eve: BUT XAVIER WILLIAMS’ ARMS AREN’T COMPLETELY DANGLING IN THE AIR, THEIR ALMOST TO HIS SIDES WHICH MAKES HIM ABLE TO GRAB THE TOP ROPE WITH HIS RIGHT HAND, PREVENTING KASSIDY HEART FROM SUCCESSFULLY PULLING OFF THAT SUPLEX! KASS IS TRYING TO WILL WILLIAMS UP, BUT HE’S HOLDING ON TO THAT ROPE FOR DEAR LIFE BEFORE DELIVERING A BACK ELBOW TO THE FACE OF KASSIDY THAT SENDS HER REELING BACK ON THAT APRON!
Deadprez: A LIGHT BULB ALMOST GOES OFF IN WILLIAMS’ HEAD AS HE STARTS RUNNING TOWARDS THE TURNBUCKLES! BUT KASSIDY PULLS HIM BACK IN BY THE WAISTBAND OF HIS TRUCKS AND ATTEMPTS TO HOOK THE ARMS FOR THE DRAGON SUPLEX AGAIN! BUT SHE ONLY GETS AS FAR AS A HALF NELSON BEFORE WILLIAMS BACKS ELBOWS HER RIGHT IN THE MUSH ONCE MORE!
Eve: XAVIER BUILDS UP A FULL HEAD OF STEAM BEFORE SPRINGING OFF THE PART THAT CONNECTS THE TURNBUCKLE TO THE RINGPOST, AND HE DROPS KASSIDY HEART WITH ASHES OF THE PHOENIX ON THE APRON! AKA THE SPRINGBOARD CUTTER AS BOTH ROLL OFF THE APRON AND ON THE OUTSIDE AFTERWARDS!
Deadprez: XAVIER GETS TO ONE KNEE AND STARTS SLAPPING SOME LIFE INTO HIS BACK THAT HIT PRETTY HARD ON THE APRON BEFORE RUNNING BACK AND INTO THE RING AND OFF THE ROPES! KASSIDY HEART GETS BACK TO HER FEET BEFORE GETTING KNOCKED RIGHT BACK DOWN WITH A SASUKE SPECIAL FROM WILLIAMS, WHO THROWS HER BACK INTO THE RING AS SHE LIES IN DIVING DISTANCE AS HE CLIMBS ON THE TOP TURNBUCKLE!
Eve: AND YOU CAN HERE THE CROWD’S EXCITEMENT GROW AS XAVIER WILLIAMS STANDS HIMSELF COMPLETELY UP ON THE TOP TURNBUCKLE BEFORE CRASHING DOWN ONTO KASSIDY WITH A SHOOTING STAR PRESS!! WILLIAMS IMMEDIATELY TRANSITIONS INTO A PIN AFTERWARDS AND THIS MAY PUT AN END TO THE ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPION!
Deadprez: KASSIDY HEART BARELY GETS THE SHOULDER UP IN TIME! HOW IN THE WORLD DID THAT NOT FINISH THE MATCH RIGHT THERE?!
Eve: WE KNOW KASSIDY HEART, WE KNOW SHE CAN ABSORB JUST AS MUCH PUNISHMENT SHE CAN GIVE OUT THERE IN THAT RING!
Gavin Kirkland: We also know she’s ho-
(Eve gives a hard smack across the face of Gavin.)
Gavin Kirkland: :will: Now why must you always do that to me?
Eve: You know why. :mjpls:
Deadprez: MEANWHILE IN THE RING, XAVIER WILLIAMS HAS HAD ENOUGH OF THE GAMES AND THINKS ITS TIME TO END THIS THING ONCE AND FOR ALL! KASSIDY HEART GETS BROUGHT UP FOR DEATH’S DANCE, A MOVE THAT’S FINISHED SO MANY PEOPLE OFF HERE ON SHOWDOWN! BUT KASSIDY WIGGLES ONE OF HER ARMS FREE IN THAT DOUBLE UNDERHOOK CANADIAN RACK AND BEGINS THROWING SOME ELBOWS TO THE TOP OF XAVIER WILLIAMS’ HEAD!
Eve: KASSIDY SLIPS OUT BEHIND WILLIAMS AND SHOVES HIM BACK FIRST INTO THE CORNER! KASSIDY HEART CHARGES IN WITH RAPTURE!!! THE HELLUVA KICK CONNECTS AND WILLIAMS COMES COLLAPSING OUT OF THE CORNER! KASSIDY HEART SEES THAT NOW’S HER CHANCE AND SLIDES NEXT TO THE PRONE BODY OF XAVIER WILLIAMS AND TRAPS HIM IN THE SUBMISSION WE’VE COME TO KNOW SOME WELL! AND JUST LIKE THE DEATH’S DANCE HAS PUT AWAY MANY PEOPLE HERE ON SHOWDOWN AS WELL!
Deadprez: THATS RIGHT! THE LOUIS VUITTON OF WRESTLING MOVES IS LOCKED IN AS KASSIDY HEART LEGSCISSORS BOTH THE ARMS OF WILLIAMS AND PROCEEDS TO DELIVER HEADBUTTS TO THE SHOULDER, ONLY GIVING EXTRA INCENTIVE FOR WILLIAMS TO CALL IT QUITS HERE! XAVIER WILLIAMS HAS NOWHERE TO GO AS HE LOOKS DAZED IN THE SUBMISSION HOLD LOOKING TO BE FADING THANKS TO THE HALLUVA KICK BEFOREHAND!
Eve: KASSIDY HEART TIGHTENS THE HOLD BEFORE BEGINNING TO DELIVER MORE RAPID HEADBUTTS TO THE SHOULDER AND XAVIER WILLIAMS DAMN NEAR LOOKS OUT OF IT–THE REFEREE CHECKS ON XAVIER–AND HE CALLS IT!
(DING! DING! DING!)
Gina Romano: HERE’S YOUR WINNER…KASSIDY HEART!!!
(‘Monster’ by Kanye West plays to a mixed reaction with some members of the audience looking to rather see Williams win, but Kassidy Heart releases him from her submission hold as she gets her title handed back to her and soon her hand raised in the air by the ref in victory.)
Gavin Kirkland: WHAT A MATCH!…and ass on Kassidy Heart. :mjlit:
Eve: Ignore this bozo, that was a tremendous match between these two competitors and definitely one that deserves to close us out on the road to Grand Rampage.
Deadprez: Yeah, these two put everything they had into that match, and if they were able to absorb and dish out punishment to each other like that, imagine how much more they’re gonna be dishing out to their respective rivals at Grand Rampage, where Williams faces off with Ripley in a 2 out of 3 falls match, and where Kassidy faces off with Consuela Rose Ava for the Answers World Cha-
(‘We Appreciate Power’ by Grimes plays to a raucous reaction from the crowd as Consuela Rose Ava begins to make her way down to the ring with a mic in hand, cutting Kassidy Heart’s celebration short.)
Eve: Business is about to pick up, because speaking of Consuela, she’s here and it looks as if she’s gonna confront Kassidy Heart out in the ring.
Gavin Kirkland: Fine by me, seeing these two together is good for my health. :mjgrin:
(Consuela steps in the ring and begins to speak into the microphone.)
Consuela Rose Ava: You and everybody else say I’m not world championship material? Well…
(Consuela steps to Kassidy Heart and gets in her face to send a message.)
Consuela Rose Ava: I DON’T CARE!
Eve: OH NO! KASSIDY HEART GETS TACKLED DOWN TO THE MAT BY CONSUELA, WHO IS UNLOADING A FLURRY OF PUNCHES ON KASSIDY HEART, WHO’S TRYING TO COVER UP THE BEST SHE CAN RIGHT NOW! BUT THOSE PUNCHES ARE HITTING AND THEIR HITTING HARD! CONSUELA LOOKING TO GET REVENGE FOR HOW SHOWDOWN WENT OFF THE AIR LAST WEEK!
Deadprez: KASSIDY HEART FINALLY GETS CONSUELA OFF AFTER PUSHING HER AWAY WITH BOTH FEET! KASSIDY HURRIES BACK UP, BUT GETS CAUGHT WITH LA RODILLA DE LA MUERTE!! THE SUELA LOCK AND LOCKED IMMEDIATELY AFTERWARDS AND CONSUELA IS WRENCHING BACK THE FARTHEST SHE CAN ON THAT HOLD!
Gavin Kirkland: LOOK AT KASSIDY TRYING TO FIGHT OUT OF IT, BUT SHE’S TOO TIRED AND WEAKENED TO DO ANYTHING ABOUT THIS SITUATION! SHE’S TRAPPED AT THE MOMENT!
Eve: THIS ISN’T A MATCH, THERE ISN’T ANY ROPE BREAKS, KASSIDY HEART HAS NOWHERE TO GO AS SHE BEGINS FADING! SHE’S EXHAUSTED AS WELL GOING THROUGH A HELL OF A MAIN EVENT! AND LOOK INTO THE EYES OF CONSUELA ROSE AVA, SHE IS LIKE A WOMAN POSSESSED RIGHT NOW WITH NO INTENTION OF LETTING GO ANYTIME SOON!
(Multiple officials look to pry Consuela off of the fading Kassidy Heart before security finally manages to do it, blocking Consuela off from getting to the downed Kassidy. But the Answers World Title catches Consuela’s eye on the floor and she lifts it up with a determined look on her face.)
Eve: WHAT A STATEMENT MADE BY CONSUELA ROSE AVA TONIGHT! AND IF YOU DIDN’T THINK SHE COULD DO IT BEFORE, DO YOU THINK SHE CAN DO IT NOW?! BECAUSE IF SHE SUCCESSFULLY PULLS THAT OFF ONCE MORE AT GRAND RAMPAGE, WE WILL UNDOUBTEDLY HAVE A NEW ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPION!
Gavin Kirkland: Don’t forget that Kassidy was also very exhausted. I’m sure it’s not going to be that easy at Grand Rampage, but from what we’ve seen and heard from Consuela the past few weeks, she’s going to die trying.
Deadprez: And shit, even tired and exhausted, our champion still didn’t tap or give up. That just shows you how hard it’s going to be to get that championship off of her, but Consuela is more than up for the challenge.
(Consuela faces the hard cam as she continues to hold that title in the air to major fanfare as the show soon fades to black.)
(EAW logo buzzes.)