(EAW intro plays.)
(A recap of Grand Rampage is seen.)
(RECAP: The scene pans with highlights of the Universal Women’s Championship Match with champion, Minerva and challenger, Raven Roberts. It forwards to the ending of this match with Minerva looking to expose the turnbuckle. Raven tries to capitalize on the match with a clothesline, but Minerva manages to duck and Raven goes crashing head first against the turnbuckle. Minerva connects with Paradise Lost, but during the two count, Raven’s foot is underneath the bottom rope, but it goes unseen by the official and Minerva retains. The last shot is of Raven trying to argue with the official, but Minerva raising her title high in the air.)
(RECAP: The PURE Championship Match is seen. Champion Jake Smith faces Lance Blackfyre. Highlights of the Match are seen. Alexis Chambers’ involvement throughout the match is noted. Lance almost winning the match twice is noted. We highlight towards the ending of the match with “The Chambers Family PTSD Invoker” being smashed against Lance, but Lance still manages to kick out. For the last moments of the match, Jake goes for the Invoker, but Lance stops him. Alexis manages to low blow Lance as Jake connects with the Broken Wings, retaining the PURE Championship. The last shot is Alexis and Jake embracing one another with Jake raising the PURE Championship.)
(RECAP: It fasts forwards to the Grand Rampage Match and everyone from the Showdown roster’s performance in the match. It highlights Shaker Jones being instantly eliminated, Santo Muerte really being a banished EAW Elitist, Jacob Senn. Some of the talk of the night happened to be the performances of Ahren Fournier and The Ring Master. The Ring Master getting a ton of eliminations. Him, along with Ahren making it to the final four. Despite things not going their way, their performances will be remembered.)
(The scene pans to an empty EAW Performance Center in Newark, New Jersey.)
(SCREEN BAR — NEWARK, NEW JERSEY!)
Gavin Kirkland: EAW Universe, welcome to Saturday Night Showdown! Live from the EAW Performance Center!
Eve: Due to the COVID-19 situation, we will find our EAW shows being held in this center. The fans will have the opportunity of watching these shows from the safety of their houses, just like they did with Grand Rampage. What an insane event that was! I’m still a bit shook with some of the events that happened!
Deadprez: First off, congratulations to Rex McAllister from Voltage for winning Grand Rampage! Can’t wait to see him in a Pain for Pride main event for a third year in a row! :wow:
Gavin Kirkland: Shout out to The Ring Master and Ahren Fournier to be half of the final four! Half of the final four was from Showdown! We have no choice, but to stan! :wow:
Eve: To completely change to tone now, we will open the show with Jamie O’Hara giving an update on Cameron Ella Ava! I suppose, let’s begin with that. :lupe:
(“Ultimate Battle” by ZENTA echoes throughout the empty performance center as Jamie O’Hara steps out onto the stage in casual street clothes, awashed with a somber mood across his face. His eyes avoid the cameras as he walks down the ramp and slowly enters the ring via the steps.)
Deadprez: There are some moments in this company that we never forget. Most of them, we never forget for good reasons but I don’t think there’s anyone who is going to forget what happened at Grand Rampage to Cameron Ella Ava as much as we might want to forget.
Eve: There was a reason why the Showdown recap didn’t feature any recap of the Answers World Championship match. We’re not going to show that replay because nobody needs to see it. Not the footage, not even stills. We’ve all seen Cameron overcome incredible obstacles in her career, she had put herself through so much in her tenure to finally achieve that goal of becoming the Answers World Champion. But nothing I’ve ever seen in this company compares to that. And just knowing how proud, how happy Mr. DEDEDE is for what he did just makes me sick to my stomach thinking about it.
Deadprez: I can’t imagine how Jamie O’Hara feels either. It must have been excruciating having to watch his wife be left in such a state, knowing that he was powerless to stop it and helpless.
Gavin Kirkland: Nobody has been able to get a hold of Jamie all week for very understanding reasons. He wasn’t at Grand Rampage because of the injured knee he’s been dealing with since Under Siege and he wasn’t even permitted to travel to San Francisco at all because of the restrictions in place.
(“Ultimate Battle” by ZENTA dies down and the emptiness of the venue becomes evident. Pure silence fills the air as Jamie stands in the middle of the ring flat footed with a microphone in hand and the other switching between being clenched and wide open. Several times he tries to begin to speak but struggles to find the words, instead habitually scratching the side of his face looking for where to begin.)
Jamie O’Hara: There was one thing that I never wanted. Just one. I never wanted Cameron to be known as Jamie O’Hara’s wife. I never wanted her to be seen as less, as anything else but the Hall of Famer, the icon of this business that she is. I never wanted there to be a single thought that she was ever in my shadow or anything else of the kind. I never wanted to be the kind of person who felt like he always had to be there, always had to interject and be the “white knight” for her; Cameron always was and always will be great enough to stand on her own. And the consequence of all of that was knowing that anything could happen. No matter how much I want to be there, how much I want to protect her, how much I believe that it’s right, I know that I would only get in the way and be a detriment to her. Because this business injures and mames people on a near weekly basis; we put ourselves through hell just to win. Sometimes, the desperation of others can lead to truly horrific things.The same belief I have with Cameron with everything else in our lives extends to this business. I trust her to walk down to this ring every week by herself and handle her business without needing anyone else, just like she trusts me with my own business and even when we intersected. With my knee being in the shape it is, I couldn’t be in San Francisco even if I wanted to be thanks to all the current measures in place. But again, I trusted her. I trusted her knowing that what happened at Grand Rampage was always a possibility even if that possibility seemed so impossible. So, stuck at home in Los Angeles, I had no choice but to watch my wife, the person I love, the person I want to protect, my entire world, suffer at the hands of Mr. DEDEDE.
(Jamie pauses to collect his thoughts, clearly trying to bury some emotion.)
Jamie O’Hara: I was helpless. I was left to just sit in disbelief. I wanted to shout, I wanted to scream, I wanted to punch a fucking hole through the TV. I wanted to punch myself for not being there. I wanted to break down in that moment but instead all I could do was look and watch and try to come to grips with it. I couldn’t be there to comfort her, I couldn’t be there to help her or even just to hold her hand. I couldn’t give a fuck about anything else, all I wanted to do was be there for Cameron. One late night flight later and I’m sitting by her hospital bed. I’ve never suffered much in my life; injuries, heartbreak, anything of the sort was so minimal. But that was true suffering; those few hours were the worst hours of my life. I couldn’t eat, I couldn’t sleep for a good few days because how could anyone do that?
(Again, Jamie pauses to collect himself.)
Jamie O’Hara: And I’m supposed to give an update; the hardest part about it all is trying to put it into words without getting any emotion in the way. But with such severe burns and lacerations…and…and as tough and as resilient as Cameron is, her days in EAW…
(Jamie struggles for a moment, biting the tip of his thumb.)
Jamie O’Hara: …seem to be over. As doctors…and ummm…other medical professionals have told us…it’s unlikely she will ever be back in this ring, ever be able to compete again and do the thing she was born to do, do the thing that made her such a trailblazer and such an iconic figure in this company’s history. I’m never going to give up on her coming back and I’ll help her every day to get back to full health no matter what; even if I’m told it’s impossible because I know she won’t give up, I know she’ll never accept it. But as the doctors and all the wonderful medical staff helped fix her up, we learned something that was unexpected.
(Jamie takes a deep breath, still trying to process this little piece of information.)
Jamie O’Hara: A few tests later… an ultrasound…and…well Cameron is pregnant; six weeks to be exact.
(Audible muffing can be heard in the background from the announcers. Deadprez and Eve shocked with Gavin Kirkland celebrating before being shut up by Eve.)
Jamie O’Hara: I don’t know how much of a silver lining it can be with everything else, but at the very least everything is fine. What happened at Grand Rampage didn’t result in any harm or complications with the baby. It’s something that we’re both still processing, still trying to make sense of it all; it’s safe to say that it was the last thing on our minds, you could imagine our shock and concern. But still…
(O’Hara’s emotions turn to anger and spite, as he stares down the camera, raising his hand and pointing at it.)
Jamie O’Hara: Cameron’s career is over and it’s all because of you, Ryan. You took this business, things far, far more important than just being the Answers World Champion away from her. You took her career and you almost, just almost took so much more from us. I knew I made a mistake when I didn’t come back to this company to end what you began at the Draft almost two years ago. I never thought of it as my battle as I watched Cameron step up in my absence but when I saw her again in the hospital on Tuesday, after I had some time to allow it all to sink in…and I saw her bandages, I saw the stitches, I saw the medical papers and I saw that balloon suspended in mid air with blue and pink ribbons, I realised that this was never just a battle or two but this has ALWAYS been my fucking war. And it’s that realisation of how much worse it could have been that makes ignoring this, avoiding this, running away from this, something that I no longer have a choice in. It never should have reached this point, it should never have taken Cameron’s career to finally, just fucking finally make this something that needs to end. It’s a war I should have ended at Pain For Pride last year but it’s a war I’ll end now and sacrifice anything and everything in order to do so.
(Jamie steps back and looks down at his injured knee, looking back up with a wide grin splashed across his face before it returns back to the anger and spite.)
Jamie O’Hara: And I don’t care who I have to go through, where I have to begin or when. I don’t care what obstacles are put in my way or even the ones you yourself throw; my knee is 100%, it won’t slow me down and just about fucking nobody is going to stand between you and I finally settling this. And I know you, Ryan. I know how difficult you like to make the lives of those who dare to challenge you, how you enjoy leveraging their worst moments, their greatest fears against them. Yeah, anything and everything you desire to be manipulated can and will be, I’ll even put my demons on display for you to explore myself. I know full well of what I’m not just asking for, but fucking daring you to do. Test me. Test me and see just how far I’m willing to go to end all of this because for the first time in a long time, perhaps even the first time ever, you’re going to hate what you see. I swear it on everything I am and everything I have that it’s going to be a war unlike anything anyone has seen before. I’ll risk everything to make sure that I’m the only cunt left standing.
(“Ultimate Battle” by ZENTA hits as Jamie O’Hara drops the microphone and stares directly at the camera with focus and intent; the camera fades to another angle showing the Pain For Pride logo splashed across the screens in the background. After a few moments Jamie exits the ring and makes his way up the ramp.)
Deadprez: I don’t even know where to begin with everything we just heard :wow:
Eve: I…I’m struggling to accept that the legendary career of Cameron Ella Ava is over but also her and Jamie ar–
Gavin Kirkland: OH MY GOD YESSSS!!! I CAN’T BELIEVE IT, THE TWO MOST BEAUTIFUL ELITISTS IN ALL OF EAW ARE HAVING A CHILD. A FUTURE GODDESS OR A FUTURE ACE WILL IS COMING I CAN’T BELIEVE IT!!! :damn:
(Jamie pauses at the top of the stage and stands fixated on the Pain For Pride graphic on the screen with “62 Days Away” beneath it.)
Deadprez: The road to Pain For Pride, the road to Philadelphia has most certainly begun. Jamie O’Hara has made it clear, he wants to face the new Answers World Champion, he wants to face the greatest of all time Mr. DEDEDE and he won’t stop until he gets what he wants. This is a match that people have been wanting for and hoping to see for years now but it has become deeply personal, far more than any Championship. But he has just 62 days to make that match a reality and he won’t be the only one with their eyes locked on the same target.
(Jamie O’Hara runs his hand across the “62 Days” on the LED before vanishing behind the curtains and the camera fades to black.)
(Commercial break promoting Grand Rampage! Relive this entire event on the EAW Network…NOW!)
(Showdown returns with Gina Romano in the middle of the ring.)
Gina Romano: The following contest is a FATAL FOURWAY 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 Performance Center 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 the last few weeks, even at Grand Rampage, and all the wrestlers here want to make impressions because we are on the road to Pain For Pride!
Eve: MITSUBACHI is a star in the making and I know that tonight, he is going to impress but we have three other competitors ready to make an impact here.
Gavin Kirkland: He is a tough hombre but we also have a Greek God here, the 420 being represented and a man known as Legend!
(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: The next participant, hails from Ontario, Canada and weighs in at 258 pounds, he is “The Gift” CHRIS VALLIERE!!!!
(He wipes the arrogant grin off 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, ready for the match.)
Deadprez: A very impressive individual, we saw him make his debut teaming with that man in the ring and he showed us just how powerful he is.
Eve: He is fast for his size and extremely powerful, the strongest here tonight in this match.
Gavin Kirkland: He is all man, posing and the ladies love it, I like his chances tonight!
(As “Bad Reputation” fades, “Legends Are Made” by Sam Tinnesz starts to play throughout the Performance Center. Johnny Legend makes his way out, posing at the entranceway before making his way down to the ring. Keeping his eyes on the other two opponents, he slides into the ring and hops on to the second rope, looking around with a smirk on his face.)
Gina Romano: The third participant, he hails from Los Angeles, CA! Weighing in at 231 pounds! JOHNNY LEGEND!!!!
(He hops down and looks over at MITSUBACHI and Valliere arrogantly, brushing his hair back.)
Eve: Johnny Legend showed off his talents on Fight Grid last week in a loss to SEBAS but what we saw is a man who is fluid in the ring and with a win here, could catapult himself here on Showdown.
Deadprez: And we all know GM Ryan Wilson is watching carefully, looking for future stars in the company, a win here would open some eyes even with his loss to SEBAS.
Gavin Kirkland: The talent here is unmatched and these four men tonight are proof. Ryan Wilson has a lot to play with.
(“Legends Are Made” starts to fade, it is replaced by ‘Costa Rica’ by Dreamville, Bas & JID ft. Mez, Buddy, Jace, Reese LAFLARE, Ski Mask the Slump God, Smokepurpp & Guapdad 4000 begins to play around the arena. A chill Bronson Daniels comes out, fist bumping the air since there are no fans as he makes his way to the ring…)
Gina Romano: From Cocoa Beach, Florida, weighing in at 217 pounds, he is BRONSON DANIELS!
(Bronson all laid back, air fist bumps some more before splitting into the ring, he starts to look around, giving the thumbs up to the empty Performance Center, MITSUBACHI, Johnny Legend and Chris Valliere look on as the referee checks on all four members.)
Gavin Kirkland: And what a hell of a week Bronson Daniels had. Grand Rampage, 4.20.2020, the guy is primed and ready for this match tonight.
Eve: He is and after a big win with Jake Smith against MITSUBACHI and Chris Valliere right before the Grand Rampage PPV, Bronson’s stock is starting to soar, and a win here will put him in a very good place.
Deadprez: Four men with lots of talent, let’s get it on!
(The referee checks on all wrestlers before calling for the bell to start the match…)
(DING!!!! DING!!!!!! DING!!!!!!)
(All four wrestlers look around before MITSUBACHI goes right for Bronson Daniels, Chris Valliere and Johnny Legend tie up, Chris throws Legend into the corner with force, MITSUBACHI unloads with chops on Daniels.)
Eve: Legend already being manhandled by Valliere! He threw him like a rag doll! Unloading on some stiff punches and Legend is already in trouble! Valliere goes for one more but Legend gets out of the way, a stiff kick to the gut! A Dropkick out of nowhere right to the chin of Valliere and he has him stumbling back, he goes for another and Valliere throws him off, grabbing Legend by the chest, lifting him up in the air! He throws him on top of Bronson and MITSUBACHI! Legend rolls out of the ring, MITSUBACHI and Bronson get up to a DOUBLE CLOTHESLINE! Both men are down! Valliere is cleaning house to start the match!
Gavin Kirkland: Chris is showing his man pecs! Look at that Adonis! He is the next coming of Narcissus! Disposing of Legend and now almost taking the head off Bronson and MITSUBACHI! He’s not working by the hour, Valliere wants to end this thing quickly! He picks up Bronson, whips him into the ropes! He then grabs MITSUBACHI, whipping him into Bronson! He runs at them with a clothesline but MITSUBACHI MOVES OUT OF THE WAY AND BRONSON COUNTERS WITH A FLYING KNEE ON CHRIS VALLIERE! HE RAN FULL FORCE INTO THAT AND BRONSON IS DOWN FOR THE COVER!
Deadprez: MITSUBACHI PULLS HIM OFF AND JUMPS ON VALLIERE FOR THE COVER!
Deadprez: VALLIERE POWERS OUT! BUT BRONSON BEHIND MITUSBACHI WITH A SCHOOL BOY!
Deadprez: MITSUBACHI KICKS OUT! VALLIERE tries to clothesline Bronson but he quickly ducks, Valliere turns right into a superkick! Valliere falls through the ropes, Bronson grabs MITSUBACHI but hits Bronson with a forearm! Then a chop! And another chop! Bronson is reeling, MITSUBACHI with a spinning back hand, no! Bronson blocks it, kicks to the gut and Deadlift Gutwrench suplex! He doesn’t see Legend on the apron who JUMPS TO THE MIDDLE ROPES WITH A FLYING BODY PRESS ON DANIELS! HE QUICKLY GOES FOR THE COVER!
Eve: MITSUBACHI BREAKS IT APART! GRABBING A HOLD OF LEGEND AND HITTING A DDT! HE ROLLS OVER BUT IS DRAGGED OFF BY BRONSON WITH A STIFF GERMAN SUPLEX! MITSUBACHI IS TRYING DESPERATELY TO KICK OUT BUT BRONSON HAS AHOLD OF IT FOR THE COVER!
Gavin Kirkland: THANK GOD FOR THE GREEK GOD! VALLIERE BREAKS UP THE COUNT! A HUGE FOREARM TO BRONSON! AND ANOTHER! MITSUBACHI GETS UP, VALLIERE SCOOPS UP MISTUBACHI BUT HE SLIDES BEHIND HIM, QUICKLY HITTING AN ENZIGURI! VALLIERE FALLS RIGHT INTO A ROUNDHOUSE KICK BY BRONSON! INTO A FISHERMAN’S BUSTER BY MITSUBACHI! BUT HE CAN’T GO FOR THE COVER, TURNING INTO A GUNSMOKE! SPEAR BY BRONSON FOR THE COVER!
Eve: BREAK UP JUST IN TIME BY JOHNNY LEGEND! BRONSON GETS UP, ROUNDHOUSE KICK, NO! LEGEND DUCKS, BRONSON GETS A KICK TO THE ABDOMEN! DOUBLE ARM DDT! JOHNNY LEGEND IS NOW IN CONTROL AND HE COULD STEAL ONE RIGHT HERE!
Eve: VALLIERE WITH THE BREAKUP! VALLIERE HAD A HOLD OF JOHNNY LEGENDS HAIR! RIGHT INTO A THUNDEROUS SIDEWALK SLAM! BUT MITSUBACHI IS RIGHT THERE WITH A SHINING WIZARD ON VALLIERE! MITSUBACHI CAUGHT HIM FLUSH ON THE FACE! HE DROPS DOWN FOR A COVER, NO! BRONSON DANIELS WITH HOLDING HANDS BEFORE A KNEE! MITSUBACHI GOES DOWN! HE POINTS TO THE ROPES AND NO ONE IS CHEERING!
Gavin Kirkland: He must still be high from 4/20! He is pandering to a crowd that doesn’t exist! He could go for a pin but instead he is climbing the ropes! Waiting as Legend, MITSUBACHI and Valliere are getting to their feet…. A HUGE MISSILE DROPKICK HITTING VALLIERE RIGHT INTO MITSUBACHI AND DANIELS LANDING ON LEGEND! Bronson is looking for crowd approval that he isn’t getting, shrugging his shoulders he doesn’t care! Valliere is getting up, Bronson runs at him, NO! HUGE POWERSLAM ON DANIELS! GOING FOR A QUICK COVER!
Deadprez: KICK OUT BY BRONSON! VALLIERE LOOKING TO FINISH THIS! HE GRABS BRONSON UP FOR A POWERBOMB! WAIT! MITSUBACHI RUNNING AGAINST THE ROPES… LARIAT! LARIAT ON VALLIERE! IT DIDN’T TAKE HIM DOWN! HE RUNS AGAINST THE ROPES AND ANOTHER LARIAT TAKING VALLIERE OFF HIS FEET! WHAT POWER BY MITSUBACHI! HE VALLIERE SLOWLY GETTING UP AND PICKING UP VALLIERE! HE COULD BE GOING FOR THE GO 2 SLEEP! NO! LEGEND WITH A SUPERKICK! RIGHT INTO THE FACE OF MITSUBACHI! HE DROPS VALLIERE AND FALLS TO THE MATS! LEGEND RUNS AGAINST THE ROPES, BRONSON BACK TO HIS FEET, VALLIERE ON HIS FOURS AND HE GETS HIT HARD WITH A FACE PUNT! BY GOD! VALLIERE ROLLS OUT OF THE RING WITH A HUGE FACE PUNT! HERE COMES BRONSON, LEGEND DUCKS, BRONSON TURNS INTO A FLYING KNEE SMASH! BRONSON STAGGERS BACK AND LEGEND WITH A REVERSE SUPLEX!
Eve: Bronson is down! Valliere is out on the floor! Legend is about to do more damage on Bronson, but he doesn’t see MITSUBACHI! HE IS UP, LEGEND TURNS INTO A LARIAT! LEGEND GETS BACK UP AND MITSUBACHI A SCOOP UP SLAM! NO! LEGEND FROM BEHIND LANDS ON HIS FEET! HE GOES FOR A GERMAN SUPLEX! NO! IT’S BLOCKED BY MITSUBACHI! HE SPINS AROUND, LEGEND BREAKS FREE! HE TRIES A SUPERKICK! NO! MITSUBACHI GRABS HIS LEG! DRAGON SCREW WHIP BUT HE HANGS ON PICKING LEGEND BACK UP INTO THE GO 2 SLEEP!
Deadprez: THIS IS ONE IS OVER! HE GOES FOR THE COVER!
Deadprez: BRONSON DANIELS JUST KNEED MITSUBACHI! HE DROPS ON LEGEND FOR THE COVER!!!!
(DING!!!!!!! DING!!!!!!!!! DING!!!!!!!!!)
Gina Romano: The winner of the Match….. BRONSON DANIELS!!!!!
(‘Costa Rica’ by Dreamville, Bas & JID ft. Mez, Buddy, Jace, Reese LAFLARE, Ski Mask the Slump God, Smokepurpp & Guapdad 4000 begins to play around the arena as Bronson gets up and nods, starts to strut a little as Legend rolls out of the ring. Valliere is leaning against the barricade holding his face. The referee raises his arms when suddenly MITSUBACHI quickly drops it down and gets right in Bronson’s face.)
Deadprez: Highway robbery and MITSUBACHI is letting it be known that he is not happy about Bronson stealing the pin!
Eve: I don’t blame him, MITSUBACHI had the match but Bronson at the last second was able to knee him off Legend and score the pinfall. A huge break for Daniels and a disappointing loss to MITSUBACHI who had the opportunity after Valliere was taken out of the match by Legend.
Gavin Kirkland: That’s the name of the game, he was smart, Bronson took advantage and came out a huge winner here tonight!
(MITSUBACHI pushes Bronson who in turn is trying to calm him down, MITSUBACHI pushes him again this time to the ground, Bronson gets back up but the referee is able to get between both competitors as he instructs MITSUBACHI to leave the ring reluctantly keeping his eyes on Bronson the entire time as he heads to the back and Bronson continues to celebrate his big win in the ring, but MITUSBACHI never takes his eyes off him.)
(A moment passes.)
(“Starboy” by The Weeknd plays throughout the arena as Ahren Fournier in his mink coat makes his way down the ramp. He’s carrying Jennipurr, and seems to be quite content.)
Gina Romano: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN…PLEASE WELCOME TO THE RING…. AHHHHHHRRRRREEEEEEEENNNNNNN FOOOOUUURRRRRRRRNNNNNIIIIIIEEEEEERRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!
Eve: Ahren Fournier seemingly opened a lot of people’s eyes at Grand Rampage. He entered at 24 and made it all the way to the final 4. He exceeded expectations and I’m very curious as to see where he goes next.
Gavin Kirkland: Whatever he decides to do, I’m sure it will be G-O-A-T.. GOAT!
Eve: Is he still doing that?
Gavin Kirkland: Hmm? What do you mean?
Eve: Oh nothing.
(Ahren Fournier grabs the microphone from Gina Romano.)
Ahren Fournier: First of all GINA… What is that short for? Vagina? Got her! Oh and you forgot to say “accompanied to the ring by Jennipurr” like WTF? Are you kidding me right now? What a shit job you’re doing. Like I’m offended, how could you do this to me? How could you do this to us? But hey, come here. Vag come here please..
(Gina Romano starts walking over to Ahren Fournier.)
Ahren Fournier: You know, I was in the final 4 of Grand Rampage right? Was a big deal. Come interview me.
(Ahren Fournier presents her the microphone.)
Gina Romano: Well-
(Ahren Fournier abruptly pulls the microphone back.)
Ahren Fournier: YES! You’re right! All the naysayers can suck my big old GOAT balls, why? Because I proved them all wrong.. Sure I didn’t win.. BUT! The showing that I had at Grand Rampage was the stuff of legends. How could someone that was thought of as an afterthought, come into Grand Rampage, and whoop all that ass? Because I’m GOAT, that’s how. Now I hope you all realize that I was right all along. Did you catch that National Elite Championship match? Hmm? Christopher Elite lost to Kassidy Heart, and was embarrassed. Not gonna lie, it was predictable. I came in and I did basically what I said I was going to do. I mean they asked me.. You’ll get a kick out of this vag, they asked me, AWEN WUT U GONNA DO WHEN YOU LOSE? Bih! I’m going to have a grand old showing, get that positive equity, and get that GOAT match regardless. New flash, you don’t actually have to win the match to actually get the same thing out of it. Hey, here’s the thing, what do you win for winning the Grand Rampage? The Main Event at PFP for the World Championship of your choice. Ok? Hmmm, let me see here. You get 1 World Title match, and there are 2 other World Championships.. Would appear that there are other options, and as the best person from Showdown in the Grand Rampage, I believe I shoot right to the head of the line. Who gonna deny me? I know what I deserve. I know when I decide to turn it up, there aren’t many that can get in my way. Guess what? I decided to turn it up, and I did what I said I was going to do. I’m not going to tell everyone what I deserve, or what I want, you already know. I am a future Hall of Famer, and I deserve to be given what Hall of Famers get. We are on the Road to Pain For Pride.. And I deserve to be given the most special matches of them all, matching my status in this company. Don’t give me matches with TNT, or Shaker Jones, or Sennte Muerte.. No. Give me the big matches that only the GOATS get.
Gina Romano: Do I still have to stand here?
Ahren Fournier: GASP…. Bitch.. OMG.. Oh are you still here? Please go away, you’re breathing my air…
(Gina Romano walks away flustered.)
Ahren Fournier: Ok now let’s talk about the GOAT in the room; I didn’t. Oh booo, yeah, it’s no bueno. Clearly the ultimate goal of Grand Rampage is that you win the match, and get all the accolades. But, I did something more. I didn’t need to win to show that I mean real business. Ryan Wilson has pinned this vendetta against me, saying that I’m lazy.. Oh I’m lazy Ryan? Hmm? Does a lazy person wrestle from 24 to 40? Top 4 shit? Hmm? No, that cannot be. I’m going into GOAT mode, I’m going to show everyone that you DON’T want Ahren Fournier to be serious. Lazy Ahren is dangerous, you saw lazy Ahren win the EAW Championship.. But laser focused Ahren? Someone gonna die. Ahren’s Odyssey to Pain For Pride goes through the cleverly named FPV Odyssey! And without question, Ahren Fournier will be in Pain For Pride.. Make no mistake about it. Whatever match I’m in at Odyssey, they better watch out, they better not think they’re getting the fun loving Ahren that gets along with everyone!
Gina Romano: Who?
Ahren Fournier: Bih… Doesn’t even matter, because that Ahren isn’t going to show up at Odyssey. Ahren doesn’t need to prove anything to Ryan Wilson.. I mean how is someone that hasn’t even been able to accomplish half the shit I have gonna tell me how to run my business of Fournier? Ryan, the judgemental sloot, wants to sabotage his own brand, by telling his BellGoat that he’s not good enough. Well Ryan, lemme show you sumn.. I don’t have to prove shit to you, but in the process of just being my GOAT self, you are going to learn a thing or two. I deserve nothing more than the Answers World Championship at Pain For Pride… And at Odyssey, you’re going to see why..
(Ahren Fournier drops the mic as “Starboy” picks up once again. Ahren has a look of determination before looking at the camera and into anyone that paid attention to his promo. Then, he, along with Jennipurr begins to exit the ring.)
Eve: It seems like it’s not only Jamie O’Hara with his eyes on Mr. DEDEDE, but Ahren Fournier has his aspirations to continue his mission to become Answers World Champion.
Deadprez: With a new champion on the horizon, those are two dangerous competitors that are coming after Mr. DEDEDE. :lupe:
(Commercial break recapping Dynasty last night.)
( Showdown returns from commercial break as “Old Town Road” hits as Lance Blackfyre makes his way out to the ring with a purpose and a look of anger after what had happened to him at Grand Rampage.)
Gina Romano: THE FOLLOWING CONTEST IS SET FOR ONE FALL!! INTRODUCING FIRST…FROM CHICAGO, ILLINOIS….WEIGHING IN AT THREE HUNDRED AND SIXTY FIVE POUNDS….LLLAAANNNCCEEE BBBLLLACCCKKFFFYYRRREEE!!!!
Eve: This man is on a mission tonight after what happened at Grand Rampage! He had Jake beat and the PURE Championship wo0n on COUNTLESS occasions, but Jake and Alexis screwed him over and he isn’t happy about it! He looks to rebound tonight and who knows, maybe a win could put him right back in line for another title shot.
(“Three Ain’t Enough” by Jim Johnston hits as Ring Master walks out and stands on the ramp. He takes a deep breath before making his way to the ring.)
Gina Romano: AND HIS OPPONENT…FROM SALISBURY, MARYLAND…WEIGHING IN AT THREE HUNDRED AND TWELVE POUNDS….TTTHHEEE RRRIINNGGGG MMAASSSTTEERRR!!!
Eve: And here comes Showdown’s MVP in the Grand Rampage match! What he did was just astounding! People thought he had a deathwish wanting to enter first but he proved he’s gonna be a star with his performance of 7 eliminations and lasting until the final 3! We know he’s gonna use that performance as a motivator to keep moving and to not let falling short faze him. What an opportunity he has tonight against a talent like Lance Blackfyre!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Eve: And this one is underway! Both men are looking to make a statement after coming up short in their own separate goals this last weekend at Grand Rampage! Both men make their way to the center of the ring and Lance still looks massive compared to Ring Master! Ring Master is showing zero intimidation though and we know that with his gutsy request to start Grand Rampage and his performance in the match, just amazing and not both men lock up in a collar and elbow tie-up!
Deadprez: Ring Master somehow gets Lance into a side headlock. but Lance pushes Ring Master off him and grabs him by the arm and pulls him in and connects with a hard clothesline to the chest of Ring Master! Lance Blackfyre positions Ring Master in an upright position in the corner, and now Lance delivers a hard slap right to the chest of Ring Master! Lance stands him up again and delivers another hard slap! The slaps on Ring Master’s chest can be heard ringing through the empty Performance Center! Lance Blackfyre now grabs a hold of Ring Master’s throat and is choking him out! The referee is trying to step in here!
Referee: ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR! FIV–COME ON BACK IT UP!!
Gavin Kirkland: The big beefy man backs up by force, but that doesn’t stop him as a second later he wings at Ring Master–But Ring Master ducked in and now Lance Blackfyre is the one in the corner and Ring Master is not wasting any time here! Ring Master is doing anything in his power to get an advantage over Lance and he’s throwing several right hands at the face of Lance before throwing several body shots! Ring Master now throws his right arm across the chest of Lance now and repeatedly clotheslines him in the corner! Ring Master now takes several steps back and lunges at Lance in the corner–But he runs into a huge big boot from Lance! Lance checks his lip for blood before going back on the attack!
Eve: Ring Master gets back to his feet and turns around–ANOTHER BIG BOOT FROM LANCE BLACKFYRE! Ring Master is stunned here and Lance Blackfyre now picks up Ring Master–WALKING SIDE SLAM FROM LANCE! LANCE COVERS!
Eve: Ring Master kicks out and Lance is ready for it as he picks Ring Master up quickly and throws him on his shoulder perhaps for a powerslam….But Ring Master slips out from behind and turns Lance around and throws several right hands at the face of the giant once again! Ring Master now runs to the ropes and rebounds leaping at Lance–BUT LANCE CATCHES RING MASTER IN A BEARHUG! Lance now is sucking the life out of Ring Master but Ring Master is trying his best to stay in this fight! Lance won’t let go but Ring Master begins raining down elbows on the back of Lance’s head causing Lance to release the hold, and OH MY GOD–RING MASTER WRAPS HIS ARM AROUND LANCE AND CONNECTS WITH A HUGE BELLY TO BACK SUPLEX! WHAT STRENGTH! HE COVERS!
Deadprez: Lance powers out of it! Ring Master hops on top of Lance on the ground and is throwing several rights and lefts! The referee forces a break between the two of them and now Ring Master grabs the leg of Lance on the ground, but Lance kicks Ring Master in the face with his other leg and then through pure power sends Ring Master through the middle rope to the outside floor using his feet! Lance now rolls out of the ring and goes back on the attack–But Ring Master switches spots with Lance and then drives him back first into the barricade! Ring Master now throwing repetitive headbutts at Lance now who’s balancing himself on the barricade! Ring Master grabs Lance by the head and runs looking to throw him head first into the ring post…BUT LANCE REVERSES IT AND THROWS RING MASTER HEAD FIRST INTO THE RING POST!
Eve: Lance Blackfyre now picks up Ring Master and rolls him back in the ring before sliding back in, he awaits for Ring Master to turn around and Ring Master finally does–LANCE BLACKFYRE GOING FOR A SPEAR–BUT RING MASTER CATCHES LANCE WITH A KICK RIGHT TO THE FACE! LANCE IS STUNNED! RING MASTER RUNS AND CONNECTS WITH HARD CLOTHESLINE…BUT THE BIG MAN DOESN’T FALL! RING MASTER RUNS TO THE ROPES AND HITS ANOTHER CLOTHESLINE…BUT THE GIANT IS STILL UP! RING MASTER RUNS TO THE ROPES ONE FINAL TIME….A THIRD CLOTHESLINE FINALLY TAKES DOWN LANCE BLACKFYRE!
Gavin Kirkland: Ring Master is feeling pumped up here! Ring Master runs to the ropes now and leaps high in the air–JUMPING BODY SPLASH FROM RING MASTER! THE COVER!
Eve: Lance kicks out again! Ring Master rises to his feet and is stalking Lance now, Lance turns around and Ring Master tries to go for the Big Ending–BUT THE WEIGHT OF LANCE IS TOO MUCH AND THEY COLLAPSE TO THE MAT! LANCE RIGHT AWAY THROWS SEVERAL ELBOWS TO THE BACK OF RING MASTER’S HEAD! LANCE BLACKFYRE NOW PICKS UP RING MASTER AND GRABS HIM BY THE THROAT–TITANIC PLUNGE! THE CHOKESLAM CONNECTS AND LANCE NOW IS GOING FOR THE COVER!!
Deadprez: RING MASTER GETS THE SHOULDER UP! Lance looks a bit annoyed but not for long because he picks up Ring Master up from the mat–Ring Master slaps the hands of Lance away from him and connects with a big headbutt causing Lance to stumble backwards! Ring Master walks up to Lance and Lance walks into the arms of Ring Master–BELLY TO BELLY SUPLEX!! HOW DID RING MASTER MANAGE TO DO THAT?!
Eve: Ring Master now takes a deep breath as Lance is rising to his feet, Ring Master runs to the ropes and connects with a vicious body tackle! Ring Master runs to the opposite ropes and connects with it again knocking Lance off his feet and Lance has no clue where he is right now! RING MASTER IS GONNA TRY AGAIN FOR THE BIG ENDING IT LOOKS LIKE!! OH MY GOD–RING MASTER CONNECTS WITH THE BIG ENDING! BUT IT DOESN’T LOOK LIKE HE GOT AS MUCH AS HE WANTED AS THEY LANDED AWKWARDLY, BUT RING MASTER GOES FOR THE COVER!!
Gavin Kirkland: LANCE STAYS ALIVE! Ring Master is sitting on the mat wondering what to do next to put Lance away as the Big Ending wasn’t enough! Ring Master stands up and begins trying to pick Lance Blackfyre up off the mat–but LANCE CONNECTS WITH A HARD UPPERCUT TO THE JAW OF RING MASTER! RING MASTER STUMBLES BACK AS LANCE IS GETTING BACK TO A VERTICAL BASE, BOTH MEN ARE UP AND THEY BOTH RUN AT EACH OTHER–DOUBLE CLOTHESLINE ON TO ONE ANOTHER! BOTH MEN ARE DOWN NOW! WHO WANTS THIS MATCH MORE NOW IS THE QUESTION!
Eve: LANCE IS UP TO HIS FEET A TAD BIT QUICKER, AND NOW LANCE HITS A BIG BOOT ON RING MASTER–BUT LANCE DUCKED IT AND NOW HE RUNS TO THE ROPES ONCE MORE AND LANCE LOWERS HIMSELF FOR A BACK BODY DROP–BUT RING MASTER USES HIS MOMENTUM AS HE’S RUNNING AND THROWS HIS KNEE RIGHT INTO THE SIDE OF LANCE BLACKFYRE’S HEAD! RING MASTER GRABS THE HEAD OF LANCE AND NOW DRIVES HIS KNEE INTO THE FACE OF LANCE REPEATEDLY! RING MASTER IS BEGGING LANCE TO STEP TO HIM–SPINEBUSTER FROM RING MASTER! RING MASTER IS LOOKING TO PUT THIS MATCH AWAY AND SECURE THE VICTORY RIGHT NOW!
Deadprez: RING MASTER SLAPS THE MAT WAITING FOR LANCE TO GET UP AND TURN AROUND AND LANCE FINALLY DOES–HE LIFTS LANCE ON HIS SHOULDER FOR BIG ENDING–BUT NO!! LANCE SLIPPED OUT FROM THE BEHIND AND HE THROWS A HARD FOREARM INTO THE BACK OF RING MASTER’S HEAD!! RING MASTER IS DOWN TO ONE KNEE AND NOW LANCE RUNS TO THE ROPES AND GOES FOR ANOTHER BIG BOOT ON THE DOWNED RING MASTER–BUT RING MASTER SIDE STEPS IT AND THROWS A FOREARM OF HIS OWN!! BOTH MEN ARE EXCHANGING BLOWS NOW! RING MASTER! LANCE BLACKFYRE! RING MASTER! LANCE BLACKFYRE! RING MASTER! RING MASTER! RING MASTER! RING MASTER SEEMS TO HAVE GAINED CONTROL BACK AND NOW HE RUNS TO THE ROPES ONCE AGAIN–BUT LANCE……SHATTERED JOY!!
Gavin Kirkland: NO! THE RING MASTER IS ABLE TO DUCK SHATTERED JOY! THE RING MASTER NAILS LANCE BLACKFYRE WITH A GIANT CLOTHESLINE BEFORE CONNECTING WITH A BODY SPLASH! NOW, HE PICKS UP LANCE! LOOK AT THAT AMAZING STRENGTH FROM RING MASTER! HE HOISTS LANCE UP ON HIS SHOULDER — BIG ENDING! THE OVER-THE-SHOULDER CUTTER! HE GOES FOR THE COVER!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
(“Three Ain’t Enough” hits as The Ring Mater stands up after a well-fought battle and gets his hand raised by the referee.)
Gina Romano: HERE IS YOUR WINNER….THE RING MASTER!!!!
Eve: Wow, what a win and what a fight between these two. The Ring Master proved that he is a wonderful asset to the Showdown brand. He proved that at Grand Rampage. Lance Blackfyre put up a great fight but The Ring Master was the better win as he got the rebound win. Congrats to The Ring Master!
(A moment passes, providing enough time for The Ring Master to finish his celebration and exit the ring.)
(“It Follows” by Cane Hill blasts through the speakers of the EAW Performance Center. Out comes Xander Payne, who has a pissed off look on his face. To say that he was not happy about the outcome of Grand Rampage would be an understatement, but Xander thought that Grand Rampage was going to be his moment. Instead, he watched a man he could not stand get another championship reign; however, he doesn’t think that it was his fault. To him, it was Kassidy Heart’s fault and he promised to make someone pay for Grand Rampage.)
Gina Romano: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN…PLEASE WELCOME AT THIS TIME… XAAAANNNNNNNNNDDDDDDEEEEEERRRRRRRRRR PAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYNNNNNNNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!
Deadprez: To Xander Payne, Grand Rampage should have been his night. He was supposed to gain his first World Championship. He was supposed to avenge his family. Instead, he watched Mr. DEDEDE add another championship reign to his list of accomplishments.
Gavin Kirkland: We’ve heard nothing from Xander all week until he made an appearance on Dynasty. Xander was looking to call out Kassidy Heart and point fingers on her involvement during the Answers World Championship match. Instead, it seems like he got the receiving end of Sienna Jade’s lashing. I don’t think that Xander is forgetting about Sienna’s warning of watching his back.
Eve: I don’t think that Xander cares about Sienna at all. This is about Kassidy Heart, who played a role in his match at Grand Rampage. I’m not sure what Xander Payne has in mind being out here, but it has to do something about Grand Rampage.
(The scene pans to Xander Payne in the ring with a microphone in his hand. His face is turned to the stage as his entrance music dies down. He is focused on the stage, hoping that his message gets across to whoever he is going to be talking about.)
Xander Payne: Grand Rampage should have been MY night. It should have been MY moment. It should have been an opportunity to avenge my family after the hell that Ryan Adams has put them through. I should be walking into Payne for Pride 3 as the Answers World Championship. Instead, I get to bore myself to death with witnessing another Ryan Adams World Championship reign. It’s going to be another reign that these ingrates don’t give a fuck about. The only way that Ryan Adams could have defeated me is by handcuffing me to that whore, who should have known her place and it was nowhere near the Answers World Championship scene. The biggest favor that Ryan did for everyone was rid Showdown of one annoying whore. At least, someone like Jamie O’Hara knew the purpose of his wife and that’s to be at home carrying his child. Something tells me that if Cameron Ella Ava’s tragic fall didn’t occur at Grand Rampage, she wouldn’t be the champion regardless, but I digress. We won’t be seeing Cameron again. Bye, Cameron! You won’t be missed! Anyway, that was the only good thing to come out of that match. What would have made things better would be the Answers World Championship next to me. It should have been me walking into Payne for Pride 3 as the Answers World Champion. If there was anything to take away from this match, I was not pinned in the match. Ryan Adams needed to kill Cameron Ella Ava to reclaim the championship. He picked on the weaker woman because he knows that he won’t be able to defeat me. I had his number at Xander Siege. Xander Payne holds a victory over Mr. DEDEDE. He didn’t want to pick on me because I’d fuck him up and there would be NO way that he would be able to recover from the situation. Grand Rampage left a lot of unfinished business between me and Ryan Adams and I want to do everything in my power to settle things between me and him. But, I can’t do that with Kassidy Heart clinging onto him like a lost puppy.
Xander Payne: It’s the reason why I went to Dynasty. I wanted to go to the direct source of why I’m not standing as the Answers World Championship and that’s because of Ryan Adams’ whore, Kassidy Heart. Kassidy handing the pair of handcuffs to Ryan was the reason for my downfall. It was the beginning of the end no matter how hard I tried to turn the tides of the match. Kassidy can pretend to try to be innocent. She can pretend that she had no part for my downfall, but this is one of the situations, where I needed to look at the small details. The handcuffs and WHO gave Ryan those handcuffs. People need to get it through their thick skulls and realize that Kassidy Heart isn’t innocent. She’s as much of a piece of shit as Ryan Adams is. Two peas in a fucking pod. This bitch will continue to sing his praises despite murdering someone at Grand Rampage. She will continue to worship the ground he fucking walks on and it annoys the fuck out of me. Kassidy Heart, I know you’re back there somewhere with Ryan Adams, clinging onto him like the gold digging bitch you are. If you want to prove that you’re not some incompetent whore, come out and face me. I can wait here all night. I have nothing to do at the moment.
(Xander Payne extends his arms out, waiting for Kassidy Heart to come out, but Kassidy’s music isn’t played. Nothing is happening and it seems to annoy Xander.)
Xander Payne: Come out, Kassidy. I’m not playing games at all.
Xander Payne: Well, if you’re not coming out here, I’m going to find you back there and drag you by your roots.
(Xander Payne begins to exit the ring before … “I Gave You Power” by Nas begins to play throughout the speakers of the empty EAW Performance Center.)
Gavin Kirkland: WHAT IN THE HELL?!??!?!
Eve: IS THAT?!?!?!
(A moment passes before nine-time World Champion, Hall of Famer and Dynasty Elitist Impact comes out in his street clothes. He has a serious look on his face as Xander Payne seems to be a bit surprised at the moment, not expecting for Impact, out of all people, to show himself.)
Deadprez: IT’S IMPACT! NINE-TIME WORLD CHAMPION, EAW HALL OF FAMER AND DYNASTY ELITIST! WHAT IN THE WORLD IS HE DOING ON SHOWDOWN?
Gavin Kirkland: I have no clue, but Xander Payne was expecting for Kassidy Heart to be out here. Instead, he gets Impact!
(Impact is seen inside the ring as he gets a microphone standing across from Xander Payne. Impact’s music dies down. Both of these men stare at each other before Impact decides to speak, but gets cut off by Xander.)
Xander Payne: I’m sorry, are you looking for the nearest retirement home?
Impact: I love coming into any brand and being thrown the most generic insults known to man. It’s not the first time that I’ve been insulted by some ugly fat fuck like yourself about my age.
Xander Payne: It’s ironic that you’re calling someone an ugly fat fuck, ugly fat fuck. :mjgrin:
Impact: I don’t resort to childish games from the other Elitists. I didn’t get nine World Championships by getting myself wrapped in immature arguments by men like yourself, Xander. I was in the back. I heard what you have to say and from the advice of a veteran like myself and a “veteran” like you claim that you are, I’ve lost matches way more than you have in this company. There were matches where I was screwed in and I SHOULD have walked out as the champion. Instead of quitting whenever things get tough, I sucked it up. I became one of the most resilient motherfuckers on the roster. I eventually became the man in which NONE of these other Elitists will be able to compare and get as many accolades as me. Mr. DEDEDE can’t touch me. Jamie O’Hara can’t touch me. Everyone’s favorite Elitist won’t be able to compare to me in this company because I pride myself in being the best wrestler that this company has had the fortune of seeing. I was in your position once upon a time, Xander, but I didn’t become the “Most Watched Champion in History” by wallowing in my setbacks. I’ve had my share of lumps, but it’s what creates character, Xander. I took those losses, bottled up the pain of defeat and I harnessed that pain to re-emerge and become something that no other man or woman will be able to replicate.
Xander Payne: I really didn’t come to Showdown to get lectured by you, grandpact. You are just like Mr. DEDEDE in a way and it’s not because all of these morons constantly compare the two of them. If it means anything, both of you are shit human beings who deserve to have your career decay away with all of the other oldheads. No one wants you here, Impact. No one asked for you to be on Showdown. I’m not sure if you have alzheimers, but Dynasty was LAST night. This is Saturday Night Showdown.
Impact: I know what show I’m on, you dumb fuck. No, I didn’t come to Showdown to give you some advice. By the way, you’re a fucking idiot for reject my advice. Do you not understand how many people would PAY to get my advice, but it’s whatever. There’s a reason why I’m here, Xander. You REALLY thought that I was going to let you get away with talking shit about my girl?
Xander Payne: That’s it? :mjlol: There goes Impact being a white knight for his whore. Man, does it get tired of fighting for your fragile girlfriend, wife — I don’t know the status of your guys’ relationship nor do I give a crap about it, but don’t you get tired about fighting your whore’s battles? I didn’t realize that Sienna Jade is a spineless bitch who hides behind her friends in higher power like Kassidy Heart. She’ll hide behind you because she knows how much you and Ryan Adams are buddies around here. I mean, he did give you a Gawd Contract once upon a time. If Sienna had such an issue with what I said, she could tell me to my face instead of crying to you, expecting you to play white knight to her. I would recommend that you stop talking right now. I’m not in the mood to talk; however, I would not be opposed to taking whatever anger I have out on you.
(Impact raises a brow, feeling intrigued by Xander Payne’s last sentence.)
Impact: You think that taking out your anger on me would be the smartest thing to do? I’m not someone that you can easily push around, Xander. I’m a whole different breed. I’m nothing like the other talents that you’ve faced before. This isn’t just a generic statement that people like to say around here, but I truly mean what I say.
Xander Payne: Prove that at Odyssey. Xander Payne versus Impact. One-on-one.
(Impact forms a giant smirk on his face and shakes his head. He doesn’t seem intrigued with Xander Payne’s challenge.)
Impact: Nah, that’s not going to happen. I got better things to do with my time.
(Impact goes to turn and exit the ring.)
Eve: EVISCERATION ON XANDER PAYNE!!!!!
Deadprez: Xander Payne falls to his back and it’s Impact that stands on top of the “Paynekiller!”
(Impact looks at a fallen Xander Payne, before getting the microphone that Xander dropped when Impact connected with the Evisceration. He crotches down to Xander and puts the microphone close to his lips.)
Impact: On another hand… it would be fun to wipe the floor with you, Xander. See you at Odyssey.
(Impact drops the microphone as “Can I Live?” by Jay-Z plays through the speakers. He gets to a vertical base and looks at Xander Payne one last time before exiting the ring. Xander is still trying to process what is going on.)
Gavin Kirkland: Impact versus Xander Payne at Odyssey?!?!?
Eve: What a huge match made for Odyssey —
(Eve begins to hear through her headpiece and nods her head.)
Eve: By the blessing of Interim General Manager, Ryan Wilson, this match is now official!
Deadprez: First match for Odyssey is set! If these are the types of matches to expect, it’s going to steal the entire weekend!
(Commercial break for Odyssey feauturing Mr. DEDEDE, Jake Smith, Minerva, Harlow Reichert and Ahren Fournier.)
( Showdown returns from commercial break as “PEOPLE = SHIT” by Slipknot blasts through the speakers into the empty performance center. Shane Gates comes out from the back with his wife and manager, Angela Grant is next to him. Shane has a focused, but frustrated look on his face.)
Gina Romano: THE FOLLOWING MATCH IS SCHEDULED FOR ONE FALL!!! INTRODUCING FIRST…BEING ACCOMPANIED TO THE RING BY ANGELA GRANT…FROM HUNTINGTON BEACH, CALIFORNIA…WEIGHING IN 213 POUNDS… HE IS “THE DYNASTY OF SHOWDOWN” … SHHHHHHAAAAANNNNNNNNEEEEEEEE GAAAAAATTTTTTTEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: Shane Gates’ run at Grand Rampage wasn’t one that he had on one, but he did manage to win his Triple Threat Match on the Showdown before Grand Rampage. It should be enough to prove to everyone that you shouldn’t sleep on Shane Gates! He is an amazing athlete, but he needs to want to succeed!
Eve: He had a good war of words with Myles this week, but that’s just talk. Whatever happens in the ring is going to matter. Could you imagine Shane knocking off Myles on his first match back on Showdown?
Deadprez: It would be amazing for Shane Gates and it could propel him to the next level. I may put him in contention for an opportunity at the PURE Championship! You never know what could come out of this victory!
(“PEOPLE = SHIT” dies down as “Enemy Strike” by Yuki Hayashi plays through the speakers. For the first time since Territorial Invasion, Myles comes out from the back with a serious, but focused look on his face. He seems to be pretty thrilled with the lack of fans in attendance tonight, but he won’t show it in his face.)
Gina Romano: INTRODUCING HIS OPPONENT…FROM MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA…WEIGHING IN 227 POUNDS… HE IS “THE MANIFEST”….MYYYYYYYYYYYYLLLLLLLLLEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSS!!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: Welcome back to Showdown, Myles! He made his return at Grand Rampage as he eliminated a Payne in Jordan Payne! Out of everyone that could have returned at Grand Rampage, I wasn’t expecting him after Xander Payne put him on the shelf for several months.
Eve: It was amazing to see Myles back, but it looks like he’s no longer the Myles that people really embraced and were familiar with. He doesn’t seem to care about the fans. In fact, he’s more than happy to be performing at an empty arena. He claims that the fans will be a distraction to him!
Deadprez: Well, it seems like he won’t need to worry about the fans in the match, just Shane Gates! Let’s get this match underway!
(DING! DING! DING!)
(Myles and Shane Gates step to the middle of the ring. Both men are staring down each other, looking to see who makes the first move out of the two of them. Shane is getting some trash talking in, while Myles looks very calm.)
Gavin Kirkland: SHANE GATES DELIVERS A QUICK SLAP TO MYLES’ FACE!
Eve: And, Myles is using his finger to check for blood on his lips, but it seems like everything is fine with him.
Myles (off-mic): Is that all you got, Shane? Hit me again.
Deadprez: Oh geez. :lupe: Shane does not hesitate but to smack Myles across the face again! It seems like Myles is a bit bored and this much has just begun! Myles has a smirk on his face as Shane seems to be confused for the moment! For someone as unpredictable as Shane, he finds himself a bit confused over the response that Myles has given him!
Gavin Kirkland: MYLES DELIVERS AN UPPERCUT OUT OF NOWHERE, STAGGERING SHANE BACK TOWARDS THE ROPES! MYLES GETS SHANE BY ONE OF HIS ARMS BEFORE IRISH WHIPPING HIM TO THE OTHER SET OF ROPES, BUT SHANE MANAGES TO STOP HIMSELF BEFORE COUNTERING MYLES’ WHIP! IT’S MYLES THAT REBOUNDS OFF THE OTHER SET OF ROPES! Shane gets Myles by his arms and goes for a hip toss, but Myles manages to land on his feet before getting Shane, connecting with an arm drag! Myles quickly manages to get back to his feet! Shane does the same thing after, but gets caught with another arm drag by the former Unified Tag Team Champion!
Eve: Shane Gates manages to find himself back to his feet, but Myles manages to push him onto the set of ropes before going for some knee strikes to the ribs of Shane! Myles connects with a punch to the back of Shane’s neck, which takes ‘The Fucking Dynasty’ to an all fours position! Myles jumps over Shane and connects with a basement dropkick to the side of Shane’s head! Myles aggressively gets Shane back to his feet using his skull — BUT SHANE MANAGES TO HEADBUTT MYLES IN THE SKULL, KNOCKING HIM BACK A BIT! SHANE FOLLOWS THAT UP WITH A PUNCH TO MYLES’ FOREHEAD, SENDING HIM BACK EVEN MORE! SHANE PULLS MYLES CLOSER TO HIM BEFORE GOING FOR AN EAT DEFEAT, WHICH IS A FOOT STOMP FACEBREAKER! THAT SENDS MYLES BACK AS SHANE RACES FOR THE COVER, HOPING THAT THIS WILL PUT HIM AWAY!
Deadprez: Myles kicks out quickly and Shane Gates shakes his head at this match continuing on! Shane picks up Myles by his hair before throwing him face first towards the corner! Myles manages to turn himself around as Shane begins to stomp on the ribs of ‘The Manifest.’ Shane doesn’t want to be the opponent, who is placed in these matches to make his opponent look good. Shane wants to be treated seriously, but is what he’s doing at the moment going to be good enough?
Gavin Kirkland: Shane is standing on the top turnbuckle, so that he’s hovering over Myles. Shane begins to throw some punches to the top of Myles’ head. ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR! FIVE! MYLES HOISTS SHANE UP IN THE AIR IN A POWERBOMB POSITION! SIX! SEVEN! EIGHT! NINE! TEN! MYLES CONNECTS WITH A POWERBOMB ON SHANE, BUT LOOK AT HERE, EVE AND DEADPREZ! MYLES PICKS UP SHANE AGAIN BEFORE CONNECTING WITH A SPINNING SITOUT POWERBOMB! MYLES HOLDS SHANE THERE FOR THE COVER!
Eve: Shane Gates manages to roll himself out of the pinfall position and up to his feet! Myles gets to his feet as well as Shane goes to swing a punch at Myles, but Myles stops him with a back kick! Shane drops to his knee! MYLES PULLS SHANE CLOSER TO HIM BEFORE CONNECTING WITH A SNAP DDT! SHANE IS CLUTCHING THE BACK OF HIS HEAD AS MYLES HAS A SMIRK ON HIS FACE! COULD HE BE LOOKING TO END THIS MATCH NOW?!?!?
Deadprez: For someone as unpredictable as Shane Gates, the best thing that Myles can do is wrap up this match! Myles gets Shane to his feet in position for the De Facto, the spinning pumphandle Samoan drop!
Gavin Kirkland: But, Shane Gates manages to slide out of the move before Myles could connect with it! Shane rolls himself out of the ring! Shane is touching the side of his head, indicative that he knew that Myles was going for that move! Shane gestures for his wife, Angela Grant, to approach him! What in the world could the two of them be plotting this time?
Eve: If I were Myles, I’d be quite concerned at the moment, but he seems quite calm at the moment; however, I’m not sure for how much longer! I bet he would love nothing more than for this match to continue! Myles looks at the ropes behind him before he rounds off of them — TOPE CON GIRO, THE SUICIDE DIVE TO THE OUTSIDE! SHANE MANAGES TO PUSH ANGELA OUT OF THE RING ON TIME AND EATS THE DIVE FROM MYLES! BOTH OF THE ELITISTS ARE DOWN! IF THE EAW UNIVERSE WERE IN THIS PERFORMANCE CENTER TONIGHT, THEY WOULD BE IMPRESSED BY THE SPOT!
Deadprez: It seems like the official is going to begin his count. Both Shane Gates and Myles are down. Who will be the first of them to get back to their feet!
Gavin Kirkland: It seems like it’s going to be Myles that will be the first man up to his feet! Slowly, he manages to muster up energy to get to his feet! He manages to get Shane Gates up by the nape of his neck before rolling him back inside the ring! Shane yells for the official to check on him! What’s going on here?
Eve: ANGELA GRANT JUST DELIVERED A LOW BLOW TO MYLES! ‘THE MANIFEST’ DROPS DOWN TO HIS KNEES! ANGELA WITH A GRIN ON HER FACE, MANAGES TO BACK AWAY AND WOULD YOU LOOK AT THAT? All of a sudden, it seems like Shane is alright enough to roll back into the ring, pick up Myles by his hair and roll him back into the ring! Shane slides underneath the bottom rope and joins Myles back inside the ring! Shane gets to a vertical base and begins to stalk Myles up to his feet! Shane is really feeling anxious before he runs towards the former Unified Tag Team Champion! Bullet2Head — the head kicks into a shining wizard on Myles! Shane with the cover!
Deadprez: Myles kicks out at two! Shane Gates shoots a death glare at Myles before rising back to his feet! He picks up Myles aggressively into a powerbomb position! Are we going to see Shane going for a powerbomb?
Gavin Kirkland: WRONG! IT SEEMS LIKE SHANE GATES CONNECTS WITH A CANADIAN DESTROYER BEFORE FOLLOWING THAT UP WITH A FROG SPLASH ON MYLES! SHANE CALLS THAT ‘DRAGON’S FLIGHT!’ SHANE IS IN PERFECT POSITION FOR ANOTHER PIN FALL ATTEMPT!
Eve: Myles manages to kick out once again as Shane Gates slaps his hands against the mat! You can see the frustration on Shane’s face! He would love nothing more than to end this match! You can tell that he’s fed up with being the cannon fodder for almost everyone on Showdown! It’s about time that Shane Gates makes himself into the threat that he’s always believed that he is! Shane is back to his feet and it seems like he’s more than ready to wrap up this match! Shane gets Myles up and once again, Shane gets Myles in a powerbomb position! We saw Shane connect with Dragon’s Flight moments ago, but I hardly doubt that Shane is looking to use that as the move to end this match! Shane gets Myles to a powerbomb position again!
Deadprez: Myles begins to connect with some elbows to the top of Shane Gates’ skull! The elbow shots look like they’re slowing Shane down! A couple more elbows to the top of Shane’s skull as Shane manages to drop Myles behind him, but Myles manages to land on his feet! Shane turns himself around, but Myles manages to connect pele kick, that staggers Shane back a bit! Myles gets Shane by one of his ankles before connecting with a drop toe hold! Shane rolls himself to his back before Myles connects with a series of punches! Shane is trying to cover these punches, but Myles is nailing him with each one! Myles goes from the punches to elbow shots to the face! Myles is almost like a madman at the moment! Wait! Look at the apron!
(The camera pans to Angela Grant on the apron, trying to get Myles’ attention! For that slight second, it seems like Myles’ eyes are off of Shane Gates and into Shane’s wife. Myles gets up to his feet and stares down Angela.)
Gavin Kirkland: MYLES THROWS A PUNCH TOWARDS ANGELA GRANT, BUT ANGELA MANAGES TO DUCK THE PUNCH AND STEP OFF THE APRON! SHANE GATES FROM BEHIND! HE GETS SHANE IN A ROLL UP! SHANE HAS MYLES BY HIS TIGHTS!
OOOOOOOOONE!!!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! THR–
Eve: No! Myles manages to get out of the roll up! Shane Gates thought it was going to be so easy to steal the victory here! Angela did provide him with an opening, but it wasn’t enough to keep Myles down long enough to win the match for himself! Myles is back to his feet! Shane is back to his feet as well! Shane runs towards Myles, who nails him with a knee strike! That seems to stagger back Shane, but Myles connects with another knee strike to Shane as that sends him bouncing towards the ropes! Myles ends up picking up Shane Gates for Wrath of Pandora — Canadian rack into a DDT! The move connects, but it seems like Myles is not done just yet! He gets Shane back to his feet! But, at the apron!
Deadprez: Angela Grant can’t seem to not stick her nose where it doesn’t belong! Once again, it seems like she’s assisting Shane Gates with another distraction! MYLES PICKS UP SHANE GATES AND THROWS HIM ONTO ANGELA, KNOCKING HER OFF THE APRON! SHANE WITH A CONCERNED LOOK ON HIS FACE, BUT MYLES MANAGES TO GET SHANE UP — DE FACTO! THE MOVE CONNECTS AS MYLES GOES FOR THE COVER!
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!
(DING! DING! DING!)
(“Enemy Strike” plays once again as Myles gets off of Shane Gates before getting his arm raised by the official. Angela Grant gets her husband and rolls him out of the ring, glaring at Myles as they leave ringside.)
Gina Romano: THE WINNER OF THIS MATCH… MYYYYYYYYYLLLLLLLLLLLEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: Myles makes his return to Showdown and defeats Shane Gates! A more than wonderful way to set the tone for how he wants his run on Showdown to be going into the rest of the season! I think he’s really rejuvenated and has a different perspective for things! Should be excited how it goes for him!
Eve: Shane Gates bought the fight into this match! Even Angela Grant got a few punches in, but it was not enough to secure him the victory. Knowing Shane, it will only frustrate him even more and that may be pretty terrifying to see! :lupe:
Deadprez: If Myles keeps pulling off victories like this, there’s no doubt that he could be holding another championship again!
Gavin Kirkland: Hopefully, he has no one to slow him down this time.
(The scene pans to Ryan Wilson backstage in his office. Ryan is talking to an official and it happens to be the same official from Minerva’s match against Raven Roberts at Grand Rampage. Ryan seems firm, but more than willing to let the official plead his case.)
Ryan Wilson: You were trusted with an important thing and that was to officiate the Universal Women’s Championship Match at Grand Rampage. One of the most important matches other than the other World Championship Matches and Grand Rampage, but how could you let the match conclude the way it did. All over social media, people aren’t talking about how Minerva was able to defeat Raven Roberts, but the so-called “controversy” with Raven’s foot being under the bottom rope.
Official: I should have been more aware of my surroundings, Ryan.
Ryan Wilson: That’s MISTER Wilson to you, what is your name again?
Official: James, Mr. Wilson.
Ryan Wilson: Well, James, your little lack of awareness caused Minerva to have a tainted victory. Do you think that people are going to take Minerva seriously by this little error?
(A knock on the door as heard.)
Ryan Wilson (to whoever’s knocking): Come in!
(The Universal Women’s Champion, Minerva walks into the scene. The championship rests nicely on her left shoulder as she seems to be a little intrigued over why the official from her title defense at Grand Rampage is with Ryan Wilson.)
Minerva: Is this a terrible time? You did request me to come here around this time.
Ryan Wilson: No, Minerva. It’s actually a more than perfect time for you to come. You see, I wanted to apologize to you personally about Grand Rampage.
Minerva: What’s there to apologize to you about? I went in there, fought my ass off and retained.
Ryan Wilson: You see, it was this official (places hand on official James’ shoulder) that caused your title defense to be a bit tainted. It ruined a perfect match, where you would have brought Showdown as much pride as possible.
Minerva: You know what? People kept pointing out a Raven’s foot being underneath the bottom rope, but I don’t recall seeing anything during the match. If anything, I thought that you’d be angry about the exposed turnbuckle, me poking and biting Raven. Not that I personally care about anyone’s feelings about how I handle my business inside of the ring, but normally, it seems to ruffle a couple feathers on how I handle things inside the ring.
Ryan Wilson: None of that matters. You did the right thing for you and for Showdown as a whole. As long as the Universal Women’s Championship remains on Showdown, you can light someone on fire for all I care.
(Minerva’s eyes brightened up at the last sentence.)
Ryan Wilson: Don’t go lighting up anyone on fire.
Minerva: No promises on that. :mjgrin: But, I’m so glad that you see things from my perspective, Mr. Wilson. Jenny Punk would never condone on anything that me and Constance did, but it seems like you’ve already proven to be a smart businessman, who wants the best for his brand. For me, I could care less about Showdown. This brand didn’t treat me or my sister like the champions that we deserved to be, but I hope that you don’t become another corporate puppet that disrespects us like Jenny did in the past. Maybe, that opinion could reverse with you in power. Never say never.
Ryan Wilson: You are someone that this company should revolve itself around, Minerva. This isn’t me buttering you up or anything, but when facing you in the ring, I knew there was something special about you. There’s a star quality in you and you must be treated like the star you are. The reason I brought you here wasn’t to tell you that I blame the official for ruining this title defense for you, but to have you look ahead towards Odyssey. Did you watch Dynasty last night?
Minerva: No, but I’ve gotten the news for my next title defense. Kasey Kaos, right?
Ryan Wilson: Correct. She’s been someone I’ve kept my eye on since her arrival on the scene. I’ve been trying to trade Shaker for her, but Starr Stan isn’t budging, but it’s whatever, but at Odyssey, you will be defending the Universal Women’s Championship against the woman, who had an excellent performance at Grand Rampage, Kasey Kaos. She reminds me a bit of you, Minerva. Not just the dark and mystic about you, but both of you will not stop at anything to accomplish your goals. Both of you are intimidating and I plan for this to be one of the matches to steal the show at Odyssey.
Minerva: Don’t beg on me stealing the show because that was already to plan for myself. Mr. Wilson, I made a promise that the Universal Women’s Championship was going to lead me to Pain for Pride and I’ll be damned if anyone else gets in the way of that. Also, don’t be too hard on the official. If anything, he made the right call. :mjgrin: Good talk.
(Minerva turns on her heels to leave Ryan Wilson’s office. The last shot as of the official looking relieved and Ryan looking at the direction that Minerva left in.)
(SPLIT SCREEN: Lucas Johnson and Albert Hitchman on the left side. Xavier Williams on the right side. Both men are heading towards the ring.)
Gavin Kirkland (in the background): I HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS MATCH ALL WEEK! XAVIER WILLIAMS TAKES ON LUCAS JOHNSON AND IT’S NEXT!
(“Young and Bitter” by Hot Media Tag blasts through the speakers as Lucas Johnson walks out with Albert Hitchman next to him with a small white towel in his hands. Lucas has his beats on as he looks quite confident going into this match. Albert is trying to give Lucas some last minute advice on his way to the ring.)
Gina Romano: THE FOLLOWING MATCH IS SCHEDULED FOR ONE FALL!!! INTRODUCING FIRST… BEING ACCOMPANIED TO THE RING BY HIS ADVOCATE ALBERT HITCHMAN…FROM LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK…WEIGHING IN 197 POUNDS … HE IS “THE WRESTLING MACHINE”…LUUUUUUUUUUCCCCCCAAAAAAAASSSSSSSSSSS JOOOOOOHHHHHHNNNNNNNNNSSSSSSSSOOOOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNNNNN!!!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: I find Lucas Johnson to be an interesting first opponent for Xavier Williams. These two interacted with each other at Grand Rampage as it seemed like Albert Hitchman wanted to take Xavier back underneath his wing, but it seems like Xavier is not the type of man to do that anymore. Instead, he wants to make it to the top with his own hard work and not having to take any shortcuts.
Eve: There’s no doubt that someone like Xavier Williams could return and get thrusted onto the top spot on Showdown, but he doesn’t want that at all. He wants to earn his own opportunities and moments and it’s something that Xavier has taught Harlow Reichert about in the past.
Deadprez: Lucas Johnson has been underneath the wing of Albert Hitchman, who once did that to Xavier Williams a few years back. Lucas has been training for this match all week. I think having someone like Albert at your corner, could be beneficial. There is no one else that knows Xavier than Albert, so I would not be shocked if there was information passed around on how Lucas should beat Xavier.
Gavin Kirkland: You’re right, Deadprez. With information like that, it’s almost like Lucas Johnson is being awarded with all the tools he will need to beat Xavier Williams, but will that happen? We’ll have to see!
(“Young and Bitter” dies down as “Day of Fate” by Jonathon Young replaces it. For the first time in a few years, Xavier Williams walks down the Showdown ramp. He looks around the empty scenery before focusing on Lucas Johnson in the ring.)
Gina Romano: INTRODUCING HIS OPPONENT…FROM PENSACOLA, FLORIDA…WEIGHING IN 190 POUNDS…HE IS “REBORN”….XAAAAAVVVVVVVVIIIIIIEEEEERRRRRRRRRRR WILLLLLLLLLLIIIIIAAAAAAMMMMMMMMSSSSSSSSS!!!!!
Eve: Seeing Xavier Williams on Showdown was a vision I didn’t think we’d see again. Xavier had an interesting return to Showdown on the show before Grand Rampage as he showed up in the midst of his student, Harlow Reichert, getting herself in a little bit of an argument against PURE Champion, Jake Smith and Alexis Chambers.
Deadprez: Then, he made his presence known at Grand Rampage with a confrontation with Lucas Johnson! It seems like Ryan Wilson used that confrontation to book the match for this Showdown! It is one of the more interesting matches on the card! Lucas Johnson, when motivated and pushed, is able to perform at the best level. He’s a former New Breed Champion for a reason!
Gavin Kirkland: There’s a reason why Xavier Williams was called the “Best in the World” once upon a time! There is no one that can touch this man in the ring! Lucas is going to figure that out soon!
(DING! DING! DING!)
Eve: This is an interesting match for Xavier Williams on his first night back on Showdown! When was the last time that Xavier was on Showdown? 2016? Is this REALLY Xavier’s first match in four years?
Deadprez: Around that time — like 2015 to 2016, Xavier Williams was one of Albert Hitchman’s best clients. We all saw Albert lead Xavier to greatness. It’s the same wish that Albert must wish for Lucas Johnson!
Gavin Kirkland: But, there’s a bit of struggle from Albert Hitchman, who has been working with Lucas for quite a while now, but not really as much success as Albert had with Xavier. The rise of Xavier Williams is something that keeps Albert hopeful, but does he think that his client stands a chance going up against a Hall of Fame talent like Xavier?
Eve: For his first match back, you can see that Xavier Williams is calm, cool, and collected. These two had an interesting back-and-forth exchange earlier this week, but I suspect for this to be an even greater match!
Deadprez: Lucas Johnson is offering Xavier Williams a test of strength. Xavier looks to accept that test of strength. There’s only a seven pound difference between these two Elitists. It’s not much at all! The two of them aren’t moving at the moment! The two of them are doing everything in their power to move the other towards the set of ropes, but none of them is willing to give this up!
Gavin Kirkland: Lucas Johnson manages to kick Xavier Williams in the stomach out of nowhere! Xavier was a bit focused on the test of strength, failing to realize that the kick from Lucas was coming! Lucas throws a punch to Xavier! And another one! And another one! Xavier finds himself back into the ropes as Lucas gets Xavier by the arm and whips him off the ropes, but Xavier counters the whip, so that it’s Lucas that rebounds him off the ropes, but the Hall of Famer manages to deliver a picture-perfect dropkick, stopping Lucas in his momentum! Xavier kip ups to his feet before getting Lucas up by the nape of his neck! Both competitors find themselves to their feet as Xavier begins to apply a side headlock on the former New Breed Champion!
Eve: Lucas Johnson is trying to push himself out of the headlock, but Xavier Williams is wrenching in the headlock even more! Lucas is trying to push Xavier towards the other set of ropes in front of him, but he still maintains control of the headlock! Xavier manages to get Lucas and connects with a headlock takedown! Lucas rushes to get his foot on the bottom rope! Xavier doesn’t waste his time, but releases the hold! Xavier creates a bit of distance between him and Lucas. Lucas uses the assistance of the ropes to get himself to his feet! Xavier rises to his feet as he’s gesturing for Lucas to give him everything that he has to offer. Xavier is allowing for Lucas to gain some momentum for himself going into the match!
Deadprez: I don’t think that Lucas Johnson appreciates that gesture. He doesn’t need for Xavier Williams to let him get a couple of hits in!
Gavin Kirkland: But, that doesn’t mean that Lucas isn’t going to take Xavier up on that opportunity! Lucas Johnson rushes forward towards Xavier Williams with a big clothesline, but Xavier manages to duck the clothesline, rebound himself off the ropes with a front handspring before connecting with a back elbow, knocking down Lucas! LUCAS FINDS HIS WAY BACK TO HIS FEET, BUT XAVIER IS THE FIRST MAN TO HIS FEET BEFORE RUSHING TOWARDS ‘THE WRESTLING MACHINE’ AND CONNECTING WITH A CRUCIFIX PIN! XAVIER IS LOOKING TO GET THE VICTORY HERE!
Eve: LUCAS JOHNSON ROLLS OUT OF THE WAY, BUT XAVIER WILLIAMS IS THE FIRST MAN UP TO HIS FEET AND CONNECTS WITH AN ENZIGURI, WHICH TAKES LUCAS TO ONE KNEE BEFORE CONNECTING WITH A SUPERKICK THAT SENDS THE FORMER NEW BREED CHAMPION TO HIS BACK!
Deadprez: Lucas Johnson gets a shoulder up! Xavier Williams manages to get Lucas in a chokehold! Lucas seems to be stuck for the time being as Xavier manages to keep ‘The Wrestling Machine’ down! Xavier applies more pressure onto the hold as Lucas is trying to reach for the ropes! Xavier is doing what he can not to let Xavier go! Lucas is trying to remove the grasp that Xavier has on him, but Xavier is not planning on letting go anytime soon! Albert Hitchman is slamming his hands against the canvas, trying to rally on his client! Lucas has a look of determination on him as he’s trying to rip away Xavier’s grasp! Lucas is trying to dig his nails into the flesh of the ‘Reborn,’ and it’s somehow enough to get Xavier’s grasp off of him!
Gavin Kirkland: Lucas Johnson connects with a back elbow to Xavier Williams’ face! It’s not enough to stagger him, so Lucas connects with another elbow to Xavier’s face! This time, the elbow creates a bit of distance for Lucas before dropping Xavier with a giant clothesline! Lucas gets Xavier up by the nape of his neck before pulling him closer before connecting with a suplex! Lucas gets Xavier in a grounded headlock before throwing several punches to the top of Xavier’s head! Lucas goes from the punches to elbow to the top of his head before getting himself to a vertical base! Lucas gets Xavier up to his feet by his arm before whipping him towards the ropes! XAVIER REBOUNDS OFF THE ROPES, BUT IS MET WITH A BIG BOOT BY LUCAS! THE BOOT TAKES XAVIER DOWN! LUCAS RACES FOR THE COVER!
Eve: XAVIER WILLIAMS GETS A SHOULDER UP! NOW, LOOK AT THIS, GUYS! IT SEEMS LIKE LUCAS JOHNSON IS GOING FOR A SUBMISSION MOVE HERE!
Gavin Kirkland: IT SEEMS LIKE HE’S GOING TO THE KIMURA LOCK! :lupe: This isn’t the move that Xavier would want to be in at the moment! If Lucas manages to get this move locked in, it could be the beginning of the end for Xavier Williams! This could snap Xavier’s arm if it wanted too! It would be something that shifts the match to Lucas’ favor and by the look of Albert Hitchman’s smirk, it seems like it may be going there! Xavier is shaking his head no! He knows how troubling this submission move could be for him!
Eve: Xavier Williams connects with a headbutt to Lucas Johnson! Instantly, this releases the hold that Lucas had on him! Xavier rolls himself out of the way as Lucas manages to get to his feet first! Lucas connects with a running dropkick as that sends Xavier staggering back against the ropes! Lucas charges towards Xavier with a big boot, but Xavier manages to duck the big boot before sending Lucas over the top rope!
Deadprez: LUCAS JOHNSON MANAGES TO CATCH HIMSELF ON THE APRON! XAVIER WILLIAMS RUSHES TOWARDS LUCAS BEFORE CONNECTING WITH A SPINNING FOREARM AS THAT SENDS THE FORMER NEW BREED CHAMPION! LUCAS FALLS TO RINGSIDE, BUT IT SEEMS LIKE XAVIER IS GOING TO KEEP THIS UP! I WONDER HOW HE’S GOING TO DO THAT? XAVIER GOES OVER THE TOP ROPE!
Gavin Kirkland: SASUKE SPECIAL — XAVIER WILLIAMS WITH A CARWHEEL OVER THE TOP ROPE SUICIDE MOONSAULT ON LUCAS JOHNSON! THE MOVE MANAGES TO CRASH LUCAS TO THE FLOOR, BUT IT SEEMS TO HAVE LITTLE TO NO IMPACT ON XAVIER, WHO MANAGES TO LAND ON HIS TWO FEET! Albert Hitchman has a look of shock on his face as he seems to be impressed with the move as well! For one of the first times in the match, Albert looks at his former client! Xavier manages to form a smirk on his face before turning his back to focus on Lucas, BUT LUCAS MANAGES TO SHOVE ‘REBORN’ INTO THE STEEL STEPS! LUCAS USES THE EDGE OF THE APRON TO GET HIMSELF BACK TO HIS FEET! XAVIER MANAGES TO REGAIN HIS BALANCE BEFORE GOING AFTER LUCAS, BUT LUCAS MANAGES TO CONNECT WITH A GIANT CLOTHESLINE! LUCAS GETS XAVIER TO HIS FEET BEFORE THROWING HIM HEAD FIRST AGAINST THE APRON! XAVIER STAGGERS BACK, BUT LUCAS MANAGES TO BATTERY RAM HIM AGAINST OUR ANNOUNCER’S TABLE!
Eve: Lucas Johnson rushes towards Xavier Williams again before getting Xavier by one of his arms before Irish whip him to the edge of the apron! LUCAS FOLLOWS THAT UP WITH A CLOTHESLINE THAT MAKES XAVIER’S BACK COLLIDE WITH THE EDGE OF THE APRON AGAIN! LUCAS GETS XAVIER BY HIS HEAD BEFORE THROWING HIM HEADFIRST AGAINST THE RING POST! OH GOD, HIS HEAD JUST BOUNCED OFF THE APRON! XAVIER FALLS TO HIS BACK, BUT IT SEEMS LIKE LUCAS IS GOING TO END THIS MATCH AS HE ROLLS THE FORMER WORLD CHAMPION BACK TO THE RING! Lucas slides himself back inside the ring as he slowly goes for the cover on Xavier! Lucas has a grin on his face as Albert Hitchman seems confident that this is the ending of this match!
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!!!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!! THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE —
Deadprez: XAVIER WILLIAMS KICKS OUT!!!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: Lucas Johnson and Albert Hitchman’s jaws drop to the floor! Both men are completely speechless! They thought that this was going to be enough to take Xavier Williams down! Xavier is still alive and kicking in this match up, proving that it’s going to take a lot more to get this guy down! Lucas gets Xavier to his feet! Albert points to the top rope! He’s advising for Lucas to go for the ‘Red Arrow,’ which is also known as corkscrew shooting star press! Xavier is down! It doesn’t seem like he’s moving a muscle whatsoever! I think Lucas is just moments away from getting the biggest victory of his career! Lucas from the top rope!
Eve: REEEEEEEDDDDDDDDD AAAARRRRROOOOOOOWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!
Deadprez: XAVIER WILLIAMS NAILS LUCAS JOHNSON WITH A SUPERKICK OUT OF NOWHERE! :damn: :damn: :damn:
Gavin Kirkland: HOW IN THE HELL DID XAVIER WILLIAMS DO THAT? THAT IS AMAZING! IT SEEMS LIKE XAVIER WAS PLAYING POSSUM LONG ENOUGH FOR LUCAS JOHNSON TO GET TO THE TOP ROPE! Unfortunately for Lucas, it seems like he took a bit too long with getting off the top rope! He needs to be quick with things! You can’t let a Hall of Famer like Xavier Williams get a small amount of recovery time! Both of these Elitists are down at the moment! Albert Hitchman is hitting the apron, trying to get Lucas to his feet! Lucas is someone who needs to get the upper hand on this match up! Lucas is trying to scramble to his feet, but it seems like Xavier beats him to the punch! Xavier nails Lucas Johnson with a picture-perfect dropkick! Lucas gets to his feet instantly, but Xavier nails Lucas with another dropkick! And another drop kick! Lucas is trying to back away to the corner, but Xavier runs towards Lucas before connecting with a hesitation dropkick!
Eve: Lucas Johnson falls to a seated position! Xavier WILLIAMS FOLLOWS THAT HESITATION DROPKICK WITH A SHINOSEPPUN — A CORNER SHOTGUN DROPKICK TO A SEATED LUCAS! THAT SHOTGUN DROPKICK MUST HAVE TAKEN A BIT OF THE ENERGY AWAY FROM LUCAS! XAVIER PULLS LUCAS BY HIS LEG AND GOES FOR THE COVER!
Deadprez: Lucas Johnson kicks out! Xavier Williams manages not to wallow on Lucas kicking out! He seems more than focused to have this match end! Xavier is stalking Lucas back to his feet! Xavier is gesturing for Lucas to get to his feet! Are we going to see Xavier hitting one of his finishers? He can either go for End of the World or Ashes of the Phoenix — wait, hey! Look at the apron!
(The camera pans to Albert Hitchman standing on the apron. For the second time in this match, Albert is staring at Xavier Williams. Albert is trying to get Xavier’s attention and for that moment, it seems like Xavier is going to give him his attention.)
Albert Hitchman (off-mic): It’s not too late to reconsider, Xavier. I think that you’ve made your point here. This match doesn’t need to be concluded. Join me and I can take you back to the top of this company! I can make you the ‘Best in the World’ again!
Gavin Kirkland: XAVIER WILLIAMS STARES BACK AT ALBERT HITCHMAN, AND SHAKES HIS HEAD, BUT LOOKS FROM BEHIND! LUCAS JOHNSON MANAGES TO ROLL UP XAVIER! HE HAS XAVIER BY HIS TIGHTS!
Eve: BEFORE THE OFFICIAL CAN GET IN POSITION FOR THE COVER, XAVIER WILLIAMS MANAGES TO ROLL HIMSELF OUT OF THE PIN FALL ATTEMPT! XAVIER SPRINGBOARDS FROM THE ROPES —
Deadprez: ASHES OF THE PHOENIX! THE SPRINGBOARD CUTTER CONNECTS TO LUCAS JOHNSON! XAVIER WILLIAMS WITH THE COVER!
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!!!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!! THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!
(DING! DING! DING!)
(“Day of Fate” plays once again as Xavier Williams rolls off of Lucas Johnson. Albert Hitchman rolls Lucas back into the ring. Lucas gets an arm over Albert as he assists Lucas out of ringside. Xavier Williams gets up as he gets his arm raised by the official, really excited about the victory.)
Gina Romano: THE WINNER OF THIS MATCH….XAAAAAAAAVVVVVVIIIIIIEEEERRRRRRRRR WILLLLLLLLIIIIIIIAAAAAAAAMMMMMMMMMMSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: That was an excellent match up right there! Xavier Williams looks better than ever in this match up! I think he’s really back and looking to rebuild himself to the heights that he had before!
Eve: Despite what most people think of Lucas Johnson, he really proved that he wasn’t going to let Xavier Williams push him around in the ring! We saw some gruesome stuff from him at ringside, but it was a matter of him taking way too long to put Xavier down! That’s something that he can’t be doing with someone as established as Xavier!
(The camera pans to Harlow Reichert watching the match backstage with a small smile on her face. Despite Lucas Johnson and his dirty tricks, she was glad to see Xavier Williams pull off the victory. It pans to Xavier celebrating back in the ring.)
Deadprez: Welcome back to Showdown, Xavier Williams! Make this run mean something!
(Commercial break previewing Voltage tomorrow night on the EAW Network!)
(The camera cuts backstage to Xavier Williams making his way through a hallway; he’s still obviously feeling the effects of his return match to Showdown as…)
Xavier Williams: And have I done to earn this unpleasant surprise.
(The camera pans across revealing Jake Smith standing in front of Xavier with the PURE Championship hanging from his shoulder. An arrogant smirk plastered across his face shows the confidence that he has.)
Jake Smith: I don’t think that’s the best way to address a champion, Xavier.
(Jake adjusts the PURE Championship on his shoulder as Xavier takes a deep sigh.)
Xavier Williams: Just tell me what you want.
Jake Smith: Oh, this isn’t about what I want. This is about something I know that you want. Don’t think I have no idea about your little interruption two weeks ago. We both know that Harlow isn’t going to take this championship from me, but when an owner whistles her mongrel is always going to come running.
Xavier Williams: Excuse me?
(Jake laughs as Xavier stares back with a look of confusion.)
Jake Smith: Don’t act stupid.
Xavier Williams: And what gives you the idea that I care about anything that you’ve done? What’s happened between you and Harlow in the past, or whatever is going on with Alexis attacking Harlow in order to prove something we all saw coming weeks ago – it’s none of my business. Harlow’s a big enough girl to take care of her own business, and “we both know” that when it comes to a man that needed to capitalise on the damage that four other men had done before you tried to pick at the bones while almost STILL falling flat on your face. She doesn’t need my help, nor do I think she would even want it. But, you keep doing you, Champ.
(Xavier pushes past Jake as a nasty scowl crosses the face of the PURE Champion.)
Jake Smith: At least you know your role. Good dog.
Xavier Williams: Let’s not write checks that your mouth can’t cash, Jake.
Jake Smith: Let’s not get too ahead of ourselves thinking that just because you beat a man that goes down more than two dollar hooker that you think you can stand against your superior.
(Xavier stops and turns his head back towards Jake with the hint of a smile across his face.)
Xavier Williams: That’s a great idea, Jake. I accept.
Jake Smith: What?
Xavier Williams: Xavier Williams standing up against the PURE Champion! We’ll do it next week! That’s a brilliant idea, Champ.
Jake Smith: I didn’t –
Xavier Williams: No, you don’t have to say another word. It’s on; I’ll go and speak to whoever is in charge here and we’ll get it sorted. Good luck.
(Xavier makes his leave as Jake Smith looks on. Jake shakes his head as he looks at his PURE Championship before the camera cuts elsewhere.)
(The camera cuts to Gina Romano in the middle of the ring.)
Gina Romano: Ladies and gentlemen the following contest is scheduled for…
Gina Romano: … one fall?
(‘Debate Scrum’ by Masafumi Takada plays up as Harper Lee makes her way out to the stage. She looks around with a smile before looking down on her shirt. To the shock of absolutely no one she’s wearing a Myles shirt over her in-ring gear as she looks at it with a “fan-club obsessed” smile and makes her way down to the ring.)
Gina Romano: Introducing first… from Charlotte, North Carolina… weighing in at 118 pounds… HARPER LEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Deadprez: Interesting shirt Harper possesses. Anyways, Harper has been on a roll these past few weeks! She’s managed to take down every challenger in her way so far since bouncing back from Under Siege and believe me when I say if she’s able to win tonight, imagine how much a win like the one she could be able to accomplish tonight could go for her?
Eve: Big things for sure. She’s very capable of doing so and believe me maybe this will lead her to a championship? The paths are endless and this is just one of many. I’m sure either way, win or lose it’s not going to rain on her parade.
Gavin Kirkland: I want to rain something down on her :mjgrin:
(Harper goes up to the top rope quickly and spreads her arms out before jumping down to the mat and going to her corner. She takes off the Myles fanshirt that she has over her attire as she clutches it to her chest for a moment as ‘Debate Scrum’ fades out. ‘Diva’ by Beyoncé then plays up as Candice Blair struts out to the stage. She looks straight to the ring before posing on the stage and making her way down to the ring with a grin on her face.)
Gina Romano: And her opponent… from San Francisco, California… weighing in at 126 pounds… THE HOT COMMODITY… CANDICE BLAIR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Deadprez: As for Candice she made an appearance on Showdown two weeks ago where she per say encountered Harper. Of course a challenge was put out and now we’re here. I’m sure you guys are as hyped as you are, even if this isn’t Veena Adams coming out to the ring at this moment to face Harper!
Eve: Well last time we saw her was at Under Siege and from what we could see she absolutely killed it as always. This is a challenge that of course she couldn’t back down from and of course we’re here. Both treat each other with mutual respect yet one person can come out with the win and I believe Candice is confident in her choice of who.
Gavin Kirkland: :noah: It’s so hard to pick!!!
Eve: Cause they’re both blonde? Figured.
(Candice makes her way up the steel steps as she continues to strut onto the apron. She stands on the apron for a moment before entering the ring and spreading her arms out in the center of the ring before heading to her corner and beginning to warm up as ‘Diva’ fades out and the Ref signals for the bell.)
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Eve: Candice and Harper fly at each other and lock up! Both women jostle back and forth for positioning, but it’s Harper Lee who drives her elbow into Candice’s stomach and is able to lock her in a side headlock! Harper works on the neck, and Candice attempts to muscle her way out. Candice is able to gain control of Harper’s arm and work her way free. She stays in control and works over the wrist, but Harper doesn’t panic. Harper heads for the ropes… uses them as a springboard, and she frees herself! She rolls away from Candice, kips up to her feet, and flashes the youngest Ava a bright smile!
Deadprez: “The Hot Commodity” nods her head because she knew that this match wasn’t going to be a walk in the park. Harper Lee has proven herself to be a dangerous competitor here in EAW, and she’s certainly not a pushover. The two women circle one another, and Harper darts forward with a clothesline! Candice ducks underneath and grabs Harper by the waist and attempts to wrestle her down to the mat! Harper fights back with elbows that connect with Candice’s face! Candice is forced to release the waistlock and Harper is able to run the ropes! She uses them as a springboard once again and this time she takes Candice down with a back elbow!
Gavin Kirkland: Harper quickly grabs the legs for a cover!
Deadprez: Easy kick out for Candice! Harper stays on her, though, and immediately locks in a sleeperhold. Candice isn’t one for quitting, so she’s trying to work her way free. Harper is hanging in there even though Candice is using her legs to push them both back up to a vertical base. Candice is a little taller and a little stronger than Harper, and she uses that to her advantage. She reaches up and uses Harper’s hair to snapmare her into a sitting position! Candice follows up with a shoot style kick that lands right between Harper’s shoulders and she hits the ropes! The momentum propels her forward and she strikes Harper in the back of the head with a running knee strike!
Eve: Candice doesn’t go for the cover, though! STANDING MOONSAULT! Both of Candice’s knees crash into Harper’s mid-section and now she’s going for the cover!!!!
Deadprez: Kickout by Harper!
Gavin Kirkland: Candice stays on the attack, mounts Harper, and begins throwing hands! Blonde on blonde action 🤤🤤🤤🤤 I am so here for it! Harper is struggling to fight back, which really makes this whole exchange even sexier, but she finally manages to block that right hand of Candice’s and throws her off! Harper tries to get up, but Candice catches her with a lunging forearm to the face! Harper is knocked on her back and Candice looks to pounce, but Harper is able to get her feet up and knock Candice back! Harper is finally able to get up and she immediately looks to hit a big boot and keep Candice on the mat!
Eve: Candice ducks the big boot, but Harper is able to put the brakes on before she crashes into the corner! She turns around as Candice comes flying at her, and Candice misses the splash attempt! Candice’s face bounces off the top turnbuckle and Harper grabs her by the hair and smashes Candice’s face off the turnbuckle again!!! She whips Candice around and chops the absolute HELL out of her!
Deadprez: Harper takes off running around the ring and she flies back at Candice, nailing her right in the face with a running corner forearm smash!!! Candice’s head snaps back and Harper follows that up with a massive European uppercut! Candice is trying to climb the ropes, but look at Harper! Harper puts a stop to that by grabbing Candice and lifting her up into a powerbomb position!!! Harper slams Candice down onto the mat, grabs her legs, and flips over for a bridging pin!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: :blessed: Candice lives to fight some more!
Eve: Harper helps Candice up and both women exchange a series of right hands. It’s Harper who comes out on top with that exchange and she takes Candice by the arm and looks to whip her into the ropes! Candice ducks the lariat attempt on the rebound and she makes sure to hook her arms once she reaches the ropes. Harper runs towards her, but Candice gets her feet up!!!
Deadprez: ONLY FOR HARPER TO DROP INTO A BASEBALL SLIDE, END UP OUTSIDE THE RING, AND SHE GRABS CANDICE’S LEGS!! SHE JERKS CANDICE DOWN AND CAUSES ‘THE PLOT TWISTER’ TO EAT A FACE FULL OF MAT!!! HARPER PULLS CANDICE TO THE OUTSIDE AND DARTS BACK INTO THE RING! CANDICE IS SLOW TO RISE TO HER FEET AND HERE COMES HARPER WITH A SUICIDE DIVE THROUGH THE ROPES!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: BOTH WOMEN ARE DOWN!!!!
Eve: Harper Lee is looking amazing tonight! She’s been waiting patiently to get a match she could sink her teeth in, and it looks like she is rising to the challenge that Candice Blair is presenting to her. Harper quickly grabs Candice and whips her into the apron of the ring! Candice’s back hits hard, and Harper grabs her, rolling her back into the ring! Harper quickly goes up to the top… ‘LIGHT GRENADE’!!!!
Deadprez: THE SWANTON BOMB CONNECTS ON CANDICE AND HARPER IS GOING FOR A COVER!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: CANDICE GETS HER SHOULDER UP!!!
Deadprez: Harper takes a moment to catch her breath before getting back to her feet. She hauls Candice up, looking to hoist her up in the air, but Candice manages to block it, and she is able to fight back against Harper. Candice with punches to the ribcage area, which forces Harper to let go and back off. She gives Candice just enough room to throw herself into a handstand and she brings Harper down with a head scissors!!!
Gavin Kirkland: :noah:!!! The flexibility!!!!
Eve: Candice immediately grabs Harper’s leg and attempts to lock her in a knee bar! Harper immediately kicks her free leg out and gets to the ropes, and Candice has no choice but to break the hold before she can even lock it in properly! Candice doesn’t waste any time, though! She pulls Harper away from the ropes and goes right back to the leg! She stomps on Harper’s knee several times and looks for a figure four!!!
Gavin Kirkland: Harper kicks Candice away, but Candice uses the ropes to come right back, and she lands a leg drop right across Harper’s throat! Candice quickly transitions into a triangle style choke, and Harper is in trouble now! She’s not panicking and she is looking to reverse this! Harper is attempting to grab a hold of the knee Candice is using to choke her. She manages to shift her way and get Candice’s thigh to the mat, and she gains control of Candice’s calf! Harper is attempting to transition into a calf slicer submission but Candice is able to keep her leg straight, shift her hips, and she rolls Harper onto her back! Candice quickly grabs the knee, looking for the kneebar once again, but Harper is by the ropes once again and she pulls herself away from Candice! Holy shit, what an exchange! I’m rock fucking hard :whew:!!!!
Deadprez: That was incredible, and both of these women give one another a look of mutual respect. I love this match.
Eve: This match has been wonderful. Both women have shown their mat skills here tonight, and their tenacity. Elite Answers Wrestling is home to the best women in the business and I’m proud to be calling this match right now featuring two of the brightest stars we have. Both women have gotten back to their feet, and it’s Harper who initiates another lock up! She manages to force Candice back against the ropes but Candice is quick to reverse! Harper follows suit, and now it’s Candice who manages to back Harper into the corner! Candice loves the strong style brand of wrestling and she’s incredible when it comes to striking, and those kicks she is throwing are stiff as hell! She is lighting up Harper Lee and turning Harper’s chest and arms bright red!
Gavin Kirkland: Candice grabs Harper by the hair and drags her out of the corner, nailing her with a series of straight right hands to the face. Candice is rocked, but she still has enough wherewithal to strike back! Candice nearly stumbles, but she fires back! Now it’s Harper! Both women are punching the shit out of each other and this the kind of abuse we stan!!!! LET’S GO CANDICE! LET’S GO HARPER!! CANDICE!!! HARPER!!!! CANDICE!!!!! HARPER!!!!!! CANDICE!!!!!!! HARPER!!!!!!!!
Deadprez: HARPER! HARPER! HARPER! HARPER WITH A MASSIVE RIGHT HAND AND SHE FOLLOWS IT UP WITH A SPINNING BACK FIST! CANDICE FALLS INTO THE ROPES! HARPER GOES TO CLOTHESLINE CANDICE, BUT CANDICE DUMPS HER UP AND OVER!
Eve: BUT HARPER LANDS ON HER FEET!!! HARPER WITH A CLUBBING BLOW TO THE BACK OF CANDICE’S HEAD AND SHE SPRINGS UP ON THE ROPES!!! SPRINGBOARD DROPKICK TO THE BACK OF CANDICE’S HEAD! HARPER IMMEDIATELY DROPS DOWN AND GOES FOR A CROSSFACE SUBMISSION, BUT CANDICE SNATCHES THE ARM AND GOES FOR AN ARMBAR! CANDICE LOCKS IN AN ARMBAR OUT OF NOWHERE AND HARPER IS IN SHOCK! SHE CAN’T BELIEVE CANDICE WAS ABLE TO GET HER IN AN ARMBAR AND SHE IS TRYING TO GET TO THE ROPES! HARPER IS SO CLOSE TO GETTING HER FOOT ON THE ROPES, BUT CANDICE ROLLS THEM OVER! CANDICE IS IN AN UPRIGHT POSITION NOW AND SHE IS PULLING UP ON THE ARM! HARPER IS SCREAMING IN PAIN BUT SHE’S NOT GIVING UP! HARPER WILDLY KICKS HER LEGS UP AND SHE SOMEHOW GRABS CANDICE IN A HEADSCISSORS!!!! HARPER DIGS DEEP AND SLAMS CANDICE’S SHOULDERS TO THE MAT!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: CANDICE KICKS OUT!!!!
Deadprez: CANDICE ROLLS BACKWARDS AND GETS TO HER FEET AND SHE GOES RIGHT AFTER HARPER! SPEAR! SPEAR! CANDICE WITH A SPEA-
Eve: HARPER LEAPS OVER HER AND CANDICE CAN’T STOP HERSELF FROM CRASHING INTO THE CORNER! HARPER QUICKLY GRABS HER AND ROLLS HER UP!!!
Deadprez: ANOTHER KICK OUT FROM CANDICE!
Gavin Kirkland: A look of frustration crosses Harper’s face because she’s not able to put Candice away! She’s still favoring her arm, and Candice Blair is already back up! Candice comes at Harper and connects with a big boot! Harper hits the mat and Candice wastes absolutely no time in grabbing her up and hooking her for the ‘Candy Destroyer’!!!!
Eve: I don’t think she has it locked in properly, because Harper is able to free her arms and pull Candice down! Harper with punches to Candice! Candice rolls over and now she’s punching Harper! These two are brawling all over the ring now, just wanting to prove to the other they are the better wrestler! I love this so much!
Gavin Kirkland: IS THAT A NIP SLIP FROM CANDICE?!
(Candice quickly adjusts her top and goes back to wailing away on Harper.)
Gavin Kirkland: //tenor.com/view/lotion-gif-10403352
Eve: Well Candice loves publicity…
Deadprez: HARPER MUSCLES CANDICE OFF AND PULLS HERSELF UP! CANDICE RUSHES HER BUT HARPER DROPS HER WITH A DROP TOEHOLD!!!! HARPER QUICKLY FOLLOWS UP WITH A DOUBLE FOOT STOMP TO THE BACK! HARPER IS DOWN AND SHE GRABS CANDICE IN THE GUILLOTINE CHOKE! ‘STREETS OF RA-
Gavin Kirkland: VEENA ADAMS! VEENA ADAMS! VEENA ADAMS! OHMYGOD I’M HAVING A STROKE!!! ‘QUEEN V’ JUST HIT THE RUN AND TOOK OUT HARPER LEE WITH THAT RUNNING PUNT KICK TO THE HEAD SHE CALLS ‘SKULL FRACTURE’!!!! HARPER LEE IS DONE AND THE REFEREE IS CALLING FOR THE BELL!!!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Eve: VEENA GRABS CANDICE BLAIR UP AND TOSSES HER OUT OF THE RING! VEENA IS LEFT ALONE WITH HARPER, AND HARPER ISN’T MOVING AT ALL RIGHT NOW! A WICKED SMILE JUST CROSSED VEENA’S FACE! SHE DRAGS HARPER OVER TO THE CORNER AND PUTS HER IN A SITTING POSITION!
Gavin Kirkland: YES! YES! YES! GAWD YES! LORD JESUS! HAVE MERCY! A ‘FUCKING’ MEN!!!! :dead: :dead: :dead:
Deadprez: :damn: BRONCO BUSTER ON HARPER! Veena is just really humiliating this young woman right and she seems to be enjoying the hell out of herself. Veena finally gets off Harper and she turns around, shoving her butt right into Harper’s face! This is so uncalled for.
Gavin Kirkland: ME NEXT! FOR THE LOVE OF GAWD ME NEXT!!!!
(Veena glances over her shoulder and laughs at the unconscious Harper Lee, before demanding a microphone.)
Veena Adams: Awwwwwwwwww wittle happy go lucky Harper Warper!!!! You don’t look so happy now, do you bitch? Did you really fucking think that I was going to waste my time facing some dumb slut who probably does voiceovers for anime porn in her spare time on Showdown? The fact you did actually think that is cute as fuck, and absolutely fucking pathetic. But that pretty much just sums up Harper Lee in a nutshell.
(Veena stares down at Harper in absolute disgust.)
Veena Adams: I’m not going to face just anyone, unless I absolutely want too, and it has nothing to do with fear. I’m a fucking Adams and people like us aren’t about to waste our time on people who aren’t worth it unless it’s on a much bigger stage where we can do even more damage. After having a little chit chat with Ryan Wilson, I have decided that at Odyssey, it will be Harper Lee one on one with Veena Adams, and trust me, I am more than fucking ready. I have been training day in and day out, just waiting for the perfect moment to strike. I let Harper have her 15 minutes of fame, leeching off a burnt out hashtag that speaks some nonsense about my Uncle Ryan fearing that fat cunt that Xavier Williams is pity fucking on the low. Now it’s time to teach this bitch a lesson and show the rest of the skunts on Showdown that I’m here to get my career back on track and finally fulfill my potential. No more fucking around and you can bet on that.
(Veena drops the microphone down on Harper’s chest and steps on her face on her way out of the ring. “ME” by Taylor Swift featuring Brendon Urie begins to blast across the PA system. The evil Adams spawn drops down to the ground and confidently strolls back up the ramp. Candice Blair has gotten back in the ring and she is checking on Harper, shooting daggers at the back of Veena’s head. There is no love lost there either.)
Eve: Well that was a shocking turn of events, to say the least, and honestly I’m pretty pissed. Candice Blair and Harper Lee were having one hell of a match and Veena Adams just ruined it.
Deadprez: Veena has a tendency to ruin a lot of things, and there’s no doubt that there’s going to be hell to pay once Harper processes what just happened to her. She is no pushover and I’m pretty sure Veena is gunna learn that the hard way.
Gavin Kirkland: I’m out of lotion…
(The camera cuts to the ring a final time, which shows Candice explaining to Harper what happened as they watch the replay on the videotron.)
(Showdown fades to commercial break.)
( OPEN: A completely redesigned EAW Performance Center arena. The audience-less venue has been transformed into a “shrine”, of sorts, for the EAW Chairman and reigning Answers World Champion. The LED support beams along the curtained off audience section read boldly lettered words “#TrustGawd”, and display still-shots of some of DDD’s greatest career moments. The black curtains themselves are replaced with one of a royal gold hue to present a regal, high-class environment fit for a Gawd. The rampside as well as the ring are covered in festive decor meant for a celebration fit for a king. The ring is carpeted off, a very large present stands in the center of the ring assumed to be a gift for the EAW Chairman. The ring also contains a VERY GRAPHIC marble statue of Mr. DEDEDE and Kassidy Heart eloping wearing only their respective championships around their waists. The genitalia has to be blurred out for obvious reasons. Gina Romano is standing by. )
Gina Romano: (reading from a script) Ladies and Gentlemen at home and members of the EAW Universe, please join me in giving me a warm welcome to the man of the hour, the Greatest of All Time, the only Elitist to hold a World Title in THREE DIFFERENT DECADES. And most important… Your People’s Champion, MISTER DEDEDE!!!!!!
🚨 WEE-WOO 🚨 WEE-WOO 🚨 WEE WOO
( We get a view of a space on the left side of the ramp. The location usually dedicated for production equipment has now been transformed into a “graveyard” location. We see a number of tombstone among the makeshift dirt and grass. )
( Tombstone 1: Xander’s marriage. )
( Tombstone 2: Jamie’s bum knee. )
( Tombstone 3: Cameron Ella Ava. )
🚨 WEE-WOO 🚨 WEE-WOO 🚨 WEE WOO 🚨 WEE-WOO 🚨 WEE-WOO 🚨 WEE WOO 🚨 WEE-WOO 🚨 WEE-WOO 🚨 WEE WOO 🚨 WEE-WOO 🚨 WEE-WOO 🚨 WEE WOO
( Now playing: Sada Baby – “Slide” )
Gavin Kirkland: AYYYY
( An ambulance pulls up to the grave site, and we see Mr. DEDEDE wearing a suit and the Answers World Championship around his waist recreating the music video for Slide. DDD is holding a shovel in one hand, and a bottle of Hennessy VSOP in the other hand. )
Gavin Kirkland: AYYYY
( DDD’s dance is so infectious, his gaze towards the commentary table have suddenly got Deadprez and Gavin out of their seats and dancing with him. Disco lights permeate throughout the performance center, as DDD continues his dance on top of the ambulance. )
Gavin Kirkland: SLIDE
Gavin Kirkland: SLIDE
Gavin Kirkland: SLIDE. OMG HE’S WATCHING US! CMON EVE! DO IT WITH US BEFORE YOU GET FIRED!
( DDD descends from the ambulance, and is now dancing and thrusting his hips above Cameron Ella Ava’s grave. DDD takes a swig from the bottle of VSOP before pouring some over the headstone in her honor. )
Gavin Kirkland: The 8-time World Champion and reigning Answers World Champion appears to be on cloud nine after a momentous victory at the Grand Rampage!
( “Slide” continues in the background, and DDD treats the shovel like a golf putt and swings to knock over Cameron Ella Ava’s grave. He measures his shovel, this time standing over the grave of Jamie O’Hara’s knee. )
Gavin Kirkland: GAWD WITH ANOTHER HOLE IN ONE! C’mon Eve what do you think is he gonna nail the next one?!
Eve: He’s not even playing real golf.
( DDD swings and knocks over the grave of Jamie’s knee. )
Gavin Kirkland: GOOOOOOOOOOOAL!!!! OUR GAWD WITH THE PRECISE HAND-EYE COORDINATION! WHAT CAN’T THIS MAN DO! SERIOUSLY, WHAT CAN THIS MAN NOT DO?! HE’S A WORLD CHAMPION, HE’S A MULTI BILLIONAIRE, GENIUS INVESTOR, COURAGEOUS LEADER! MENSA MEMBER!
Eve: What a hero. Who needs a Kim Jong Un around when you have him..
( DDD continues his energetic happy dance, unscrewing the bottle of VSOP and holding it between his legs before pouring some out over the grave of Xander’s marriage. He takes his time to “masturbate” with the bottle, stroking his hand up and down the neck of it before continuing his celebration to the ramp. )
( DDD stops. )
( DDD turns to the camera. )
Mr. DEDEDE: I think it’s time.
Camera Man: What is it time for sir?
“It’s time for da percolator”
Gavin Kirkland: OH MY!
“It’s time for da percolator”
Deadprez: NOW? IT’S TIME NOW?
“It’s time for da percolator”
“It’s time for da percolator”
( Now playing: Cajual Records – “Percolator” )
( DDD is suddenly surrounded by half a dozen backup dancers, who all begin pop, lock and dropping it at the center of the ramp along with him. DDD’s obnoxiously yells “BEEP-BOOP-BEEP-BOOP” to imitate the instrumental of the song. )
( The stage graphics now all collectively read “People’s Champion”. They are backed by two men carrying a large banner showing Cameron Ella Ava’s dead body following her brutal slaughter at the Grand Rampage. )
Eve: What the fuck is this.
Gavin Kirkland: CELEBRATION TIME EVE! ARE YOU FEELING PERCOLATED?!
Eve: I’m feeling nauseated.
( Confetti falls from the ceiling completely littering the performance center with streamers. A dangerous amount of pyro goes off at the top of the ramp, and DDD’s grand celebration ends up with him jumping from the apron and “crowd surfing” into his own backup dancers. )
Deadprez: The Answers World Champion is taking it back to the old school dinosaur days when we would share the same bus and ride town to town, selling out ballrooms and eventually making our way to sports venues night to night! What you know about this Gavin?! This is some old school, this from back in the DAY DAY!
Eve: The Answers World Champion is sure enjoying himself fresh off the win- HEY!
( DDD tosses some of his liquor into the commentary booth, hosing Deadprez, Eve and Gavin Kirkland. )
Eve: I hate him.
Gavin Kirkland: That wouldn’t be the first time you’ve been showered by a man Eve!
( Eve punches Gavin square in the face, knocking him out of his chair and down to the floor. )
Eve: The Answers World Champion is enjoying himself TOO MUCH. This was an expensive shirt and he totally ruined it.
Gavin Kirkland: (from the floor, whimpering) Not the first expensive shirt another guy ruine- AHHH AHH!!!!
( Eve gets up and stomps Gavin repeatedly in the face. Gavin continues weeping, writhing on the floor in pain until his mic gets cut off. )
( Mr. DEDEDE is in the ring dusting himself off after being released from the audience. “Percolator” is still playing in the background. He surveys the scene, big cheeky smile on his face, and he is handed a microphone from one of the stage hands. )
Mr. DEDEDE: Yeah. YEAH!
( The music dies down, and DDD removes the Answers World Championship from his waist before holding it up with one hand. )
Gina Romano: Again… your People’s Champion, MR. DEDEDE!!!!
( DDDs backup dancers stand outside the ring cheering and jumping for joy, giving their best North Korean-style gunpoint celebration of their Supreme Leader. )
Mr. DEDEDE: Thank you! You are all far too kind. Excuse my presence as you can clearly see I’m a little right right now. In the words of Nas “Plenty henny in me,” “envy was simply the trend, see, my enemy was every hater that was bigger than me.” Hmm come to think of it if that’s the case I don’t really have no enemies, by that logic. Nobody in this world is bigger than Gawd.
People of the world, people of the EAW Universe watching me from home all across the world, you are witnessing history. This right here. This Answers World Title currently in my posession right now. This is the single greatest moment of my career. This is my defining achievement, it is the culmination of three different decades. Three decades of dominance, of opulence, of mastery over my own mind to will myself into mastery over this craft. But if I can be quite honest with you all, this moment wouldn’t be complete without the centerpiece to my empire. It needs to be shared with the only person in the world who deserves to be in my presence and bask in the same glory as I. So I’d like you all to stand up from your loveseats, rise from your gaming chairs, and pay homage… to the radiant, the extraordinary, the gifted golden Gawdess herself. My wife KASSIDY HEART.
( “Monster” by Kanye West hits over the PA system. Kassidy Heart walks out through the curtain with the National Elite Championship around her waist. She is dressed in destroyed denim shorts with a black cold-shoulder style crop top, black combat boots, and her hair down and strained. She has a big bottle of champagne in one hand, and gives her husband a sweet smile before entering the ring with her. Kassidy’s music dies down upon her entry into the ring, and DDD calls for a wine glass to be provided to him by a stagehand. )
Kassidy Heart (with DDD’s mic held to her face): Let’s propose a toast babe. Three decades of Gawdliness. Three decades of sheer excellence.
Mr. DEDEDE: As brilliant as you are beautiful. Hell yea let’s do it.
( DDD gives Kassidy the wine glass and DDD pops open the bottle of expensive champagne. He pours the wine into Kassidy’s glass, and because there is no other glass for him to drink from, he raises up the bottle itself. )
Kassidy Heart: 🥂
Mr. DEDEDE: 🥂
( The two take drinks – Kassidy from her wine glass, and DDD from the entire damned bottle of Champagne. DDD wipes his mouth with his sleeve. )
Mr. DEDEDE: This reminds me of 2008 when Masters won his first World Championship and seriously thought he was better than me. Twelve years later and he’s nobody while I’m untouchable.
Kassidy Heart: Isn’t that the case for all of our enemies hunny?
Mr. DEDEDE: Sure is. Oh you gotta luv it. Hey remember that stupid spit take shit he used to do? What was it again? Cue the music.
( “King of Kings” by Manowar plays, and the arena lights imitate that of Masters’. DDD steps through the ropes while Kassidy stands there and simply laughs at her drunk husband. DDD stands on the apron chugging as much Champagne into his mouth as he can. He pauses, melodramatically, on the apron… )
Mr. DEDEDE: //media3.giphy.com/media/xT0xeypD8bUggAU3D2/source.gif
Kassidy Heart: :mjlol:
Deadprez: :mjlol: an oldhead reference I can relate to.
Gavin Kirkland: (still on the floor) Eve I think you punctured my left eye 😢
Eve: Don’t make me get the other one.
( DDD re-enters the ring, ending his Masters impersonation. )
Mr. DEDEDE: So glad to have you here with me Kass. My enemies are pathetic. They have been from day one. Year twelve, title eight, I am the greatest every hour. My enemies are the opposite of everything I represent. They’re repulsed by what I stand for. It just so happens I stand for excellence. I remain the everlasting standard. This Answers World Championship reign doesn’t reflect that. This reign is not meant to symbolize my greatness. I’ve spent an entire career being my own symbol. I’ve been the Prince to my own Prince, I’ve lived a lifetime living out “The Prince” like it wasn’t in print. Machiavelli with the legendary status of Makaveli. And I don’t mean the Hall of Famer either. This reign is my latest, and my greatest inspiration – like the Teddy P song I make love to my wife to. And it means more than every other feat I’ve accomplished combined, because this time… it’s bigger than me.
(Looking into the camera)
Mr. DEDEDE: This time this championship isn’t about me. Not in the world we’re in. Not in the international, planetary crisis we are faced with. This championship represents you. This reign is for you. It exists, in commemoration, of you. The People. And I made a vow, I solemnly swore to the millions of you at home – unsure about your future, unsure about where the next government check’s from, uninspired by your so-called leaders. While your President tells you to drink bleach, I have something far more divine for you all to drink. The gift of Gawd himself. The greatest gift yet. Because this Answers World Championship reign will be my greatest reign yet. It will be my longest, most demonstrative, most dominating reign of my entire career by far. It’ll make my last reign look like a practice run in comparison.
And speaking of gifts.
( DDD peers over to the large present sitting in the ring. He looks back at his wife lovingly. )
Mr. DEDEDE: Baby, you shouldn’t have.
Kassidy Heart: What do you mean hun?
Mr. DEDEDE: You know what I mean. I’m very curious to see what you got the man who already has everything.
Kassidy Heart: Oh, that?
Mr. DEDEDE: Yeah. What is it? Maybe a makeshift wall to chain you to during punishment time?
Kassidy Heart: Uhh, about that… I didn’t get you that. You know I love to treat my king. But the best I had to work with was that bottle of champagne you spilled all over ringside :lupe:
Mr. DEDEDE: Oh, well-
( Daddy Yankee – “Rompe (Explicit)” )
Gavin Kirkland: OHHHHHHH MYYYYYYYY
Eve: What is HE doing here :dahell:
( Walking out to the stage is none other than – )
Gavin Kirkland: HENRIQUE FERNANDEZ :blessed:
( Cameron Ella Ava’s estranged father, Henrique Fernandez walks out to the stage. DDD’s eyes light up as though he were witnessing the resurrection of Jesus himself. Henrique is carrying a bouquet of flowers, and he stops to look at the site of his daughter’s grave. Henrique instead gives his daughter’s grave the middle finger, yells “Pendejo” and continues to the ring. )
Deadprez: We haven’t seen this man since he got blasted with The Equalizer at Road to Redemption 2018, courtesy of Cameron Ella Ava!
Eve: A WELL DESERVED Equalizer shot, by the way. What is this disgusting absolute piece of dogshit doing here anyway? Isn’t he old and at risk?
Gavin Kirkland: HENRIQUE IS THE GOATIEST GOAT OF ALL TIME! WE’RE TALKING ABOUT THE PROUD PATRIARCH OF THE ENTIRE AVA WRESTLING CLAN! HE MAY AS WELL BE AMERICA’S DAD! AND HE’S COME TO PAY HIS RESPECTS TO THE GAWD! I could CRY!
( Henrique Fernandez gives Mr. DEDEDE a big, elongated hug. )
Eve: Look at them embracing each other like long lost soulmates. :dahell: This asswipe is really celebrating the death of his own daughter.
( Henrique seemingly has tears of joy welling up in his eyes. The two are still in each other’s embrace, holding each other for moments. “Rompe” dies down. Henrique gives Kassidy’s hand a gentlemanly kiss, and though Kassidy is no fan of Henrique, she is willing to humor the unusually close bond between him and her husband. )
Mr. DEDEDE: Papi! Padrino! I don’t even know what to say! You know you didn’t have to come all this way!!!
Henrique Fernandez: Stop it mi hijo 🥺 I do. I HAVE to. I have to witness the son I never had, in his moment of glory, for my own eyes. Your achievements as a man far exceed that of any other man that I could ever know. What you accomplished at Grand Rampage
( Henrique does a ‘Chef Kiss’ )
Henrique Fernandez: Magnifique! My son, you are phenomenal.
Mr. DEDEDE: Thank you, truly. Coming from you, it is an honor. You are an inspiration to me and to many other men out there. #HenriqueHive is alive and well. Genuinely, as I always say, I hope my child grows up to be as masculine as you.
Henrique Fernandez: I hope I grow up to be as masculine as YOU.
Mr. DEDEDE: No u.
Henrique Fernandez: No U!
( The two chuckle at their little inside joke. )
Henrique Fernandez: My son, it is only right that I bring you your flowers. You are truly God’s gift upon the world. Especially in these times of great despair and uncertainty. You are truly the cornerstone for what is keeping us all going as people. No, seriously! These flowers represent two magical words. Two powerful words. Two words that I as a father never got to hear even once despite all I’ve done for four little, ungrateful, spoiled bastard daughters. These flowers represent the words: “THANK YOU.” Thank you, Mijo, from the world.
Eve: Oh brother.
Henrique Fernandez: People like you are what keep this country running. People like you are the lifeblood to AMERICA. You know me, I am AMERICANO! To the core! I am a proud, working, immigrant patriot, father of four. I will stand by you in a heartbeat my son, because at Grand Rampage you did this world a very big favor. You saved it from the clutches of mediocrity. You have raised the standard my son. Not only that pokes DDD in his chest YOU have BECOME the standard.
( Henrique begins overdramatically sobbing. He rushes into DDDs arms, bawling his eyes out with tears of joy. DDD holds him by the shoulders. )
Henrique Fernandez: I’m making an ass out of myself I know!
Mr. DEDEDE: No no. You aren’t. You’re truly passionate. You are a proud patriot, a father of four ingrates, a true American. You represent the People who I hold this title for, papi. People like you are who will keep me going. Henrique, from the heart; you have always been one of the most well-intentioned, genuinely good human beings that I’ve ever met. Those are incredibly hard to come by, but they stand out from a mile away. If there is anybody who deserves to have a champion like me fighting for them, it’s you.
Henrique Fernandez: 🥺
Mr. DEDEDE: Hold yourself together papi what would the bitches think if they saw you like this!
Henrique Fernandez: Ryan my son you are truly a gift. I-I am truly misty eyed. But it is for good reason. You have truly lived up to my legacy. I cannot tell you how many times I watched what you did last weekend over, and over, repeatedly. I’m telling you if I were to go to sleep that night and never woken up I would have died a happy man. Thank you for that, truly.
Mr. DEDEDE: I appreciate that boss. Well you coming out all the way from California is more than thanks enough, but you get me this too???
( DDD motions to the gigantic present in the ring. )
Mr. DEDEDE: I mean Henrique! Really! I know you are a generous man but you didn’t have to blow the bag for me Jefe!
Henrique Fernandez: Um no mijo actually I did not. Don’t get me wrong you deserve the world and then some, but I am still trying to save up a little bit of money for when they eventually re-open the strip joints.
Mr. DEDEDE: Hmmm.
Henrique Fernandez: That thing is huge. A bit over my budget, unfortunately.
Kassidy Heart: Maybe we should see what’s inside it.
Mr. DEDEDE: I dunno :lupe: Whenever there’s a randomly placed life-sized object in the middle of a wrestling ring it never ends well.
Kassidy Heart: That’s true. But now I’m curious.
( Kassidy creeps up to the large life size present, and presses her ear against it. She wiggles the box a little bit, testing how heavy it is. She then begins ripping open the wrapper. )
( Kassidy lets out a squeal, and the box is kicked open by the person inside of it. )
Eve: WHO THE HELL IS THAT?
Gavin Kirkland: IT’S MR. PEPEPE!!! THE GAWD’S BIGGEST FAN!!!
Eve: WHERE ARE HIS CLOTHES?
( Mr. PEPEPE is naked. He is wearing a replica Answers World Championship belt, except the wording on it reads “Gawd’s REAL Greatest Creation” with an arrow pointing down to his penis. )
Mr. PEPEPE: GAWD I’VE WAITED THREE DECADES!!! THREE LONG DECADES FOR THIS DAY!!!
Mr. DEDEDE: Security!
( Mr. PEPEPE runs up to DDD to give him a hug. Kassidy jumps in the way to protect her husband, and she catches the butt naked stalker with a kick square in the nuts. )
( Security enters the ring and drags Mr. PEPEPE out while he’s holding his unmentionables. DDD, Kassidy and Henrique look on completely baffled. )
Mr. PEPEPE: (while being dragged out) GAWD WHY HAVE YOU FORSAKEN ME?!?!?
Eve: Ladies and Gentlemen we’re very sorry you had to see that.
( “I Love It Loud (Wolf Howl Intro)” by Kiss plays over the sound system. Shaker Jones walks out to the stage spoiling for a fight. )
Deadprez: Here comes The Canadian Wolf, Shaker Jones!
Gavin Kirkland: What does this doofus think he’s doing here?! He has no business on a momentous occasion like the one we were all just witnessing!
( Shaker stops at the top of the ramp. His music dies down, and he watches in disgust as Mr. PEPEPE is hauled away by security. He refocuses his attention back to DDD in the ring. )
Shaker Jones: DDD, why don’t we put an end to this clown show and stop while you’re ahead. This little circle jerk party you’ve thrown for yourself is really, really hard to watch. If there were any “People” watching any of this at home, they’ve long switched the channel by now. So thanks a lot. Thanks for derailing a perfectly good episode of Showdown with your nonsense.
But I have a solution. I have the answer to the ratings slump that this brand will be on so long as a cheapskate like you is on top as the World Champion. It’s real simple actually. Why don’t you go ahead and prove your worth as the Answers World Championship by defending that title against me.. right here, RIGHT NOW.
Gavin Kirkland: This guy can’t be serious!
Eve: He seems dead serious to me. I like it!
Shaker Jones: Well? What do you say, Mr. “People’s Champion”?
Kassidy Heart: Uhh, Shaker?
Shaker Jones: Yes?
( Kassidy points in a random direction. )
Kassidy Heart: The BBB division is that way, I believe. Kindly escort yourself out of the business of adults, and back to the kiddie division where you belong.
Shaker Jones: Listen dollface, why don’t you shut your mouth and let your husband speak for himself. DDD let’s face it, there’s still a dark cloud hanging over your head. You know that you aren’t a real World Champion unless you’re willing to take on any and all comers. Especially the ones who’ve had your number, like me. Need I remind you that I beat you, ONE-TWO-THREE, in the middle of that ring just two weeks ago in that very ring. It has been my dream to be a World Champion in EAW, I’ve had it on my vision board for years and years. It just so happens that I have to get through the greatest Elitist to ever live to accomplish my dream. But if I’ve done it once, I know damn well I can do it twice! What do you say? Do you have the manhood, DDD? Or is your manhood in Kassidy Heart’s purse!
( DDD cocks Shaker a grin. Kassidy urges DDD not to even entertain him, but DDD lifts up the microphone to his lips. )
Mr. DEDEDE: This won’t be long. Get a referee.
( “I Love It Loud” comes back on, and Shaker Jones is now FIRED UP after the confirmation of an Answers World Title opportunity. )
Eve: CHALLENGE: ACCEPTED! And just like that, we have an Answers World Championship match soon to be underway! An official is already making his way to the ring, it looks like they’re really going to do this! Do not go anywhere, Mr. DEDEDE puts the Answers World Championship on the line – NEXT!
( FINAL Commercial Break )
( RETURN TO SHOWDOWN: Shaker Jones has Mr. DEDEDE pinned to the corner, sending shoulder thrusts into the midsection. Mr. DEDEDE is dressed in slacks and dress shoes, but has removed his suit jacket and button-down shirt for the impromptu Answers World Championship match up. Shaker Jones is dressed to compete, and is prepared to compete as well, having taken control of the match from the early going during the commercial break. Kassidy Heart stands by at ringside to support her man. )
( SCREENBAR: Answers World Championship match )
Eve: What began as a self-professed “People’s Champion” basking in his own glory has now unraveled into an impromptu Answers World Championship match between Mr. DEDEDE and Shaker Jones. It was just before the break where Jones would interrupt DDD’s celebration and rub his victory from two weeks ago in DDD’s face. DDD accepted Jones’ challenge, promising to make quick work of the Canadian Wolf, however it has been a long commercial break for our Answers World Champion. Shaker has been on the offense from the very beginning!
Gavin Kirkland: Shaker may have gotten a few licks in during the break, but he was probably sitting back there for six hours to will himself into calling out The People’s Champion – meanwhile our Gawd hasn’t even gotten the chance to stretch yet! There may be an entire pre-match routine like all of the greatest athletes in history have, the man is wrestling in shoes that cost more than my house for Christs sakes!
Deadprez: Shaker takes DDD across the ring with an Irish whip but DDD manages to counter the whip. Shaker springs off of the turnbuckle and attempts to counter with a SUPA DUPA DISASTER KICK!!!
Eve: Nobody home! DDD side steps it, Shaker rolls through, he and DDD go right back at each other. Shaker ducks underneath the oncoming clothesline! DDD turns around! GIVE EM’ THE BOOT!!!!!!! BICYCLE KICK SQUARE TO THE NOSE OF THE ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPION!!! THAT IS THE EXACT SAME MOVE THAT PUT DDD AWAY TWO WEEKS AGO! SHAKER JONES COULD BE CLOSING IN ON THE VICTORY OF A LIFETIME! COVER AND A PIN!
Gavin Kirkland: KICK OUT AT ONE!
Eve: Shaker Jones backs up from the floor, looking at DDD in astonishment. But I think Shaker needs to realize regardless of the circumstances that took place two weeks ago on Showdown, he’s still in the ring with one of the greatest Elitists to ever live. He will have to treat this match accordingly, and as you like to say Deadprez, keep his foot on the gas! Shaker hovers over DDD and is sending closed fist punches into the side of the champion’s head. DDD can barely cover himself up, and Kassidy calls for the referee to stop the closed fists from coming in succession. The ref interferes, backing Shaker away as DDD recovers himself. Shaker shoots an incredulous look to The Mauler, a woman known for her knack for violence calling somebody out for “closed fists” is pretty laughable.
Gavin Kirkland: The things you do for love! If only you were that loyal to DDD back in the day Eve, maybe you’d be married to a billionaire right now!
Eve: Don’t make me hit you again, Gavin.
Deadprez: Shaker pulls DDD up and bashes his head into the turnbuckle. DDD fires back with a wanton right hand, barely catching Shaker across the jaw! Shaker fires back with a kick to the ribs, DDD sinks into a seated position on the middle turnbuckle and Shaker continues with a flurry of boots into the midsection! Shaker takes The Gawd out of the corner and sends him careening off the ropes with an Irish whip – and catches DDD coming back with a low dropkick to the legs! DDD down to a knee! BIG TIME DDT FROM SHAKER! DRILLING THE ANSWERS WORLD CHAMP RIGHT ON THE MAT!!!! Mr. DEDEDE rolls out of the ring, over to the aid of his wife ‘The Mauler’ Kassidy Heart.
Gavin Kirkland: Kassi being a good little loyal crumpet, and man is her body just driving me up the wall. I’m getting heart palpitations looking at that ass-to-waist ratio :ohlawd: Truly a sight to behold! LOOK OUT!!!
Eve: SLINGSHOT FOREARM SMASH, OVER THE ROPES, TAKING DDD OUT!!! AND JUST NARROWLY MISSING KASSIDY AS WELL!!! Shaker is instructed by the referee to bring this match back into the ring, and Shaker stares Kassidy down before doing just that. He scrapes the champion up from the floor… BUT NOT WITHOUT SENDING DDD CRASHING HARD INTO THE BARRICADE!!! Kassidy Heart approaches Shaker ready to fight him, but the official slides out of the ring and stops her – knowing damn well she was ready to rip Shaker’s head off just now. In the meantime Shaker Jones brings DDD back into the ring before following him in slowly but surely. Shaker is watching DDD pull himself back together and eventually get up from the mat, and SHAKER IS POSITIONING HIMSELF CORRECTLY! SPRINTING TO THE ROPES IN FRONT OF DDD! AND REBOUNDS OFF THE ROPES FOR A HANDSPRING BACK ELBOW!
Deadprez: DDD CATCHES HIM IN MID AIR WITH A TIGER SUPLEX! DUMPING SHAKER INTO THE BACK OF HIS HEAD! Shaker Jones recovers at the corner very quickly albeit mostly due to the momentum of that throw! DDD COMES AFTER HIM, “RAPTURE”!!!!!!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: Nobody home! Shaker moves out of the way! DDD quickly untangles his leg from the corner, but there’s a running European uppercut to the cornered Answers World Champion! Shaker takes DDD out of the corner and wants to decapitate him with a rolling lariat! BUT DDD CATCHES HIM MID-ROLL WITH A SPINNING BACKFIST!!! GUNSHOT-LIKE IMPACT RIGHT TO THE EARDRUM!!! AND DDD GRABS SHAKER FROM BEHIND WITH A REAR WAISTLOCK, INTO AN O’CONNOR ROLL TRANSITIONED INTO THE CROSS ARMBAR!!! SHAKER JONES HAS BEEN, AS YOU LIKE TO SAY DEADPREZ, “CAUGHT SLIPPING” WITH THAT ARMBAR TRANSITION!
Deadprez: And his submissions-gifted wife looks proud watching it from ringside. Shaker Jones is fighting real hard to get himself some kind of leverage. DDD is rearing back as best as he can with that armbreaker but Jones is smart enough to know that the further from the ground he is, the better! He manages to curl DDD up to his shoulders, the referee is using his hands to check whether both of the champ’s shoulders are on the mat!
Deadprez: DDD trying his best to adjust himself. BUT SHAKER HAS ENOUGH LEVERAGE TO TRY AND POWER DDD UP FROM THE FLOOR!!! THAT IS A GROWN MAN HE IS DEADLIFTING UP FROM THE CANVAS, AND SHAKER DROPS DDD RIGHT ON THE BACK OF HIS HEAD WITH I GUESS YOU CAN CALL A MAKESHIFT POWERBOMB!
Eve: Shaker Jones backs away favoring that arm, and lets off a ton of aggression with a punt kick square to the ribs! DDD rolls away grunting in pain. Shaker takes some time to shake off the discomfort of that left limb that was caught in DDD’s clutches. He then walks over to DDD who’s at the ring ropes looking for some reprieve. And Shaker presses DDD’s windpipe against the middle rope and further asphyxiates the champion with a knee pressed against the back of the head!
Ref: 1! 2! 3! 4!
Eve: Shaker relents before planting a relentless stomp across the side of the head! He drags DDD by the boot away from the ropes, and hits a nasty stomp right into the ankle and achilles area! He keeps hold of that same leg, and plants an elbow drop cross that very same shinbone! Shaker going for a grounded leg lock, just doing what he can to really keep the clamps down on the Answers World Champeen.
Deadprez: Y’all gonna use my phrases all night aren’t you.
Eve: Your way with words are just so infectious Deadprez <3
Gavin Kirkland: Agreed, you are a commentary mastermind <3
Deadprez: Aw shucks <3
Eve: DDD uses his free leg to send a couple of kicks into Shaker, whatever it takes to create separation. DDD attempts to crawl away, but Shaker catches that hurt right leg, flips DDD onto his stomach and hoists him up just to DROP HIM KNEE FIRST INTO THE CANVAS!!! DDD sits up favoring his knee, and Shaker delivers a sliding forearm smash right across the bridge of the nose! It may not be conventional but Shaker Jones is doing anything and everything possible to win!
Gavin Kirkland: So playing dirty is deplorable and despicable when some people do it, but when it’s a fan favorite they’re “proving their will to win” is that right Eve?
Gavin Kirkland: You disgust me.
Deadprez: Shaker Jones picks DDD up from the ground, straightening him up for something. But DDD rocks his jaw with a right hand! Follows up with another! Another! A big uppercut for the road sending Shaker backpedaling into the ropes. DDD shakes off the damage to his leg and charges for a running clothesline to the outside! BUT SHAKER JONES COUNTERS WITH A FLAPJACK, SENDING DDD GUT FIRST INTO THAT STUFF UPPER RING ROPE AND FLOPPING DOWN TO THE APRON! DDD is using the ropes to desperately pull hisself back up, but Shaker SPRINGBOARDS OFF THE ROPES NEARBY AND CONNECTS WITH THAT SUPA DUPA KICK HE WAS GOING FOR EARLIER!!! DDD IS ABOUT TO FALL OFF THE APRON LIKE A TREE THAT’S BEEN SAWED DOWN! BUT SHAKER YANKS HIM BY THE ARM THROUGH THE ROPES, INTO THE RING, AND COVERS HIM WITH THE HOOK OF BOTH LEGS! THIS COULD BE IT YOU GUYS!
Ref: OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!
Gavin Kirkland: GAWDZILLA GETS THE SHOULDER UP! Don’t you dare question the tenacity of our Answers World Champion, it’s going to take so much more to finish off an 8-time World Champion and Hall of Famer! Shaker Jones had better be ready to bring the kitchen sink to this fight, because he’s gonna need it! Jones delivers a few crosses to the face of The People’s Champ, before applying a snug side headlock. He is forcing DDD to fight for every inch. Kassisy is slamming her hands against the apron, talking up her husband and verbally willing him to fight his way out of that hold. It takes a bit of time but DDD eventually makes it up to a knee. He reaches up with both hands to grab the side of Shaker’s head and try to sling him off of him. But Shaker PUMMELS his fist into DDD’s chest. And is going for a SLEEPER HOLD SUPLEX!!!
Eve: DDD LANDS ON HIS FEET BEHIND SHAKER! HOOKS BOTH ARMS! AND TWISTS SHAKER JONES INTO A DOUBLE UNDERHOOK – LOOKING FOR THE MK DRIVER!!!!
Deadprez: SHAKER WITH THE BACK BODY DROP! SAVING HIS SKIN ON THAT ONE! DDD is back up, and SHAKER REBOUNDS OFF OF THE ROPES FOR THE WHIPSMASH!!!! DDD DUCKS UNDERNEATH THE CLOTHESLINE FROM HELL AND SENDS SHAKERS MOMENTUM INTO THE ROPES! SHAKER BOUNCES OFF THE ROPES WITH A HANDSPRING BACK ELBOW!!!
Eve: INTO THE REFEREE!!! DDD JUST YANKED THE OFFICIAL IN HIS WAY, AND SHAKER ABSOLUTELY CLOBBERED THE OFFICIAL WITH THAT FEROCIOUS ELBOW! Shaker looks down at the ref in shock, turns to DDD – AND IS TAKEN DOWN BY A CORKSCREW CROSSBODY FROM DDD!!! Mr. DEDEDE blindsided his opponent there, and now he’s instructing his wife to bring something into the ring. Kassidy Heart is digging underneath the apron, searching for the right foreign object to introduce into this match now that the official is temporarily out of the equation.
Gavin Kirkland: And Kassidy pulls out… WHAT DO YA KNOW…. A LOUISVILLE SLUGGER! HOW APPROPRIATE, ISN’T IT EVE?!
Eve: It’s the very same weapon that was used to put DDD’s lights out at the hands of Xander Payne’s 11-year-old son, Ameer. Kassidy Heart slides that louisville slugger into the ring for DDD to take into his hands. The Answers World Champion has a look of pure evil in his eyes, he wants to exact revenge in the absolute worst way.
Deadprez: A man with his level of combat skill is the last person you want with his hands on any sort of weapon. It just spells bad news for you and yours. DDD has both hands around the handle, tapping the head of the bat into the canvas and standing behind Shaker Jones who has no idea what’s about to hit him! Shaker is just now getting up to his feet! For the love of God man don’t turn around!!! Watch your damn back!!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: SHAKER TURNS AROUND!!! BATTER UP!!!! DDD DECAPITATES HIM WITH A SWING OF THAT SLUGGER!!!!
Eve: DUCKED BY SHAKER! DDD SWINGS FOR THE LEGS THIS TIME! SHAKER JUMPS OVER THE ONCOMING BAT! AND HE KICKS THE BASEBALL BAT OUT OF DDD’S HANDS!!!
Gavin Kirkland: WHAT IS THIS KUNG FU SHIT?! HOW IS SHAKER EVEN CAPABLE OF THIS?!
Eve: DDD IS STUNNED!!! SHAKER RUSHES AT HIM!!!! WHIPSMASH!!!!! CLOTHESLINE FROM HELL TURNS DDD INSIDE OUT!! YOU COULD HEAR THAT COLLISION FROM EAW HEADQUARTERS!!! HE PUT HIS ABSOLUTE ALL INTO THAT ONE! And watch out Kassidy Heart has now entered the ring! She lunges for the Louisville slugger, but Shaker grabs it! Kassidy has one end, and Shaker has the other end! They are playing tug-o-war with that louisville slugger, and whoever comes out on the losing end may come out much, MUCH worse for wear than the other!!!
Deadprez: Shaker and Kassidy are jockeying for position, struggling to wrestle the bat away from each other! Shaker is backed against the turnbuckle and Kassidy appears to be losing her grip on her end- HOLD UP!!!!!
Eve: WHAT THE HELL!!!
Gavin Kirkland: RYAN WILSON!!!! FROM OUT OF NOWHERE, SHOWDOWN GENERAL MANAGER RYAN WILSON JUST BEHEADED SHAKER WITH THE HELLUVA KICK!!!!
( Ryan Wilson stands over Shaker with a scowl on his face. )
Ryan Wilson: YOU WILL NOT INTERFERE WITH MY VISION FOR THIS BRAND! DO YOU HEAR ME?! YOU STAY IN YOUR LANE, IF YOU KNOW WHAT’S GOOD FOR YOU!
Deadprez: AND NOW THE MAULER IS ANGRY! KASSIDY HEART GRABS THAT BASEBALL BAT AND HOISTS IT HIGH OVER HER HEAD, BEFORE SMASHING IT OVER THE BACK OF SHAKER’S NECK!!!! FOR THE LOVE OF GOD!!!
( Ryan Wilson rips the uniform shirt off of the referee, and wears the striped shirt for himself. By the powers vested in his Showdown General Manager duties, he has made himself the referee. )
Gavin Kirkland: DDD IS SMILING LIKE A KID IN A CANDY STORE! HE SCRAPES SHAKER JONES UP FROM THE FLOOR, STOP IT GAWD, HE’S DEAD ALREADY! DDD DOUBLE UNDERHOOKS POOR SHAKER, AND…. MK DRIVER!!!!!! DOUBLE UNDERHOOK PILEDRIVER! COVER!!!!
Ryan Wilson: OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!
( DING! DING! DING! )
( “Let It Go” by A$AP Ferg hits, and Mr. DEDEDE slowly gets up from the floor. Ryan Wilson jumps around for joy, celebrating as though he won the FIFA World Cup, and once DDD is up Wilson raises DDD’s arm in victory. )
Gina Romano: Here is your winner and STILLLLLL EAW ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPION!!!! MMMISSTEEEEEEEEEEEEEEERRRR DEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE DEEEEEEEEEEEE DEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!
( Kassidy Heart wraps the Answers World Championship around her husbands waist, and Wilson drops before his knees and bows to the Answers World Champion. )
Gavin Kirkland: KNEEL!!!!! LIKE A GOOD WOMAN EVE, KNEEL BEFORE THE ALMIGHTY GAWD!!! WHAT A PERFORMANCE FROM THE ELITIST OF THE CENTURY! WHAT AN ALL TIME CLASSIC SHOWING!
( Kassidy locks lips with her husband, and Ryan Wilson jumps around for joy declaring DDD to be “The People’s Champion”. )
Deadprez: The Showdown General Manager seems to be making it crystal clear exactly what he thinks of his champion.
Gavin Kirkland: AND WHY WOULDN’T HE?! MR. DEDEDE AS THE WORLD CHAMPION IS THE BEST POSSIBLE THING THAT CAN HAPPEN FOR YOUR BRAND, FOR YOUR SPORT, FOR YOUR ORGANIZATION! THAT IS A GOD DAMNED FACT!
Eve: Gavin can you get off of stooge mode for just one second?!
Gavin Kirkland: SINCE OUR POTUS IS RECOMMENDED THAT YOU INJECT HOUSEHOLD ITEMS INTRAVENOUSLY, WHY DON’T YOU GET SOME OF THE GIFT OF GAWD IN YOUR VEINS :ahh: DRINK IT IN, EVE! DRINK IT IN FOR THE PEOPLE’S CHAMPION!
Ryan Wilson: ALL HAIL THE PEOPLE’S CHAMPION!
Gavin Kirkland: ALL HAIL THE PEOPLE’S CHAMPION!
Ryan Wilson: LONG LIVE THE PEOPLE’S CHAMPION!
Gavin Kirkland: LONG LIVE THE PEOPLE’S CHAMPION!
Ryan Wilson: LONG REIGN THE PEOPLE’S CHAMPION!
Gavin Kirkland: LONG REIGN THE PEOPLE’S CHAMPION!
Ryan Wilson: GOD SAVE THE PEOPLE’S CHAMPION!
Gavin Kirkland: GOD SAVE THE PEOPLE’S C-
Deadprez and Eve: GAVIN SHUT UP!
( Ryan Wilson continues chanting “ALL HAIL THE PEOPLE’S CHAMPION” , and DDD and Kassidy continue to celebrate DDD’s victory as if he actually earned it. DDD raises his Answers World Title to the camera, pats the face of the belt and talks himself up before taking his leave. He and Kassidy make their way up the ramp, proud of what they accomplished, which is the final scene before the broadcast eventually comes to an end. )
( EAW logo buzzes )