( EAW intro plays…. )
( RECAP – A “Last Week: Showdown” graphic shines across the screen. The show begins with Ronan Malosi fighting to not get on board the Symphony of the Seas cruise liner which all three brands broadcasted their shows from, but finally does when Kassidy Heart shows up. We then saw an Interbrand tag team match with four newcomers as Katherine Hlle teamed with Hoodlum but fell short to Voltage’s Wildcard and Robyn Valentine. Olivia Tate returned from filming a movie only to be interjected and slapped by Katherine Helle setting up a match for the Showdown after Grand Rampage. Caroline with the Empress of Elite, Dr. Bethany Blue in her corner defeated Jay Jerry Johnson in a Block B New Era Classic Match as did Sierra over Mary S. Atlas. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia presented Charlie Marr as their National Hero only for Ronan Malosi to interrupt which led to a brawl and was thrown over the side of the ship but lucky for Ronan he landed on one of the lifeboats. Aurora Monroe made sure to get her match with Lucas Knight after meeting with Hurricane Hawk. Miku Sakai was able to advance with a competitive match against Becca Black, Veena Adams as well had a wild match with Lexi which they ended up in the pool on the ships deck but Veena took home the victory over a very wet Lexi, which saw her earlier trying to get the attention of Limmy Mongahan the day before while Bethany and Adam Lucas watched. Pandora Paisley was confronted by ARIA and the Sacred Detective did a great job in finding out the real reason The Hellcat became a wrestler. The Main Event saw a Grand Rampage style match that pitted Amir Yusuf, Lucas Knight, Theron Nikolas and Limmy Monaghan as Scotland’s first son was able to win. Finally the show ended with the contract signing and it became violent when Adam Lucas attacked TLA and laid him out after stabbing him with a pen.
( It begins with a camera panning through the packed crowd inside the Mecca of Professional Wrestling, the famous Madison Square Gardens as the crowd is wild. Blue and white fireworks illuminate the stage while “WE WRESTLE” chants are chanted in unison. The camera continues to pan throughout various sections of the diehard fans before it eventually focuses in on Eve, Deadprez, and Gavin Kirkland standing by at ringside.)
Deadprez: WELCOME TO SHOWDOWN EVERYONE AND WHAT A NIGHT WE HAVE FOR YOU WITH JUST 7 DAYS AWAY FROM THE GRAND RAMPAGE AND EVERYONE HERE ON THE BLUE BRAND WILL BE JOCKEYING FOR POSITION! THIS IS THE HISTORIC MADISON SQUARE GARDENS AND WHAT A GO HOME SHOW WE HAVE TONIGHT WITH A LOT OF TOURNAMENT POINTS AT STAKE!
Eve: WE DO! IT IS SO LOUD IN HERE WE HAVE TO YELL BUT WHAT A STACKED CARD WE HAVE AND WHAT ABOUT TLA AND ADAM LUCAS!? AFTER THE SHOW ENDED LAST WEEK!? TALK ABOUT SOME BAD BLOOD! THOSE TWO WILL BE FACING FOR THE ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP AND TONIGHT THEY TALK EXCLUSIVELY WITH MIKAELA STREET! ALSO IN OUR MAIN EVENT, THE SPECIALISTS CHAMPION WILL GO ONE ON ONE WITH THE VERY TALENTED AND EXCITING, VOLTAGE’S OWN MARY S. ATLAS!
Gavin Kirkland: SOCCER MOM IS BRINGING IT THIS WEEK AND WE ARE IN NEW YORK CITY! DON’T FORGET WE HAVE MY SEXY HELLCAT TAKING ON ABEL ATAMI IN THEIR LAST MATCH OF THE NEW ERA CLASSIC AND IT IS ALL FOR PRIDE! MY KWEEN, VEENA ADAMS WHO LOOKED RAVISHING ALL WET WILL TAKE ON HARUKA KASHIMASHI AND CRAZY LEXI WILL LOOK TO GET SOME POINTS IN THE ICONIC CUP AGAINST KRISTEN MEYERS! ALL THAT AND A NEWCOMERS SHOWCASE!
Deadprez: BUT LET’S GO TO THE RING AS HURRICANE HAWK IS ALREADY THERE TO ADDRESS THE FANS!
(Hurricane Hawk stands in the middle of the ring with mic in hand as he looks out at the crowd as they continue to chant….)
Crowd: WE WRESTLE!!!! WE WRESTLE!!!! WE WRESTLE!!!!
(Hurricane Hawk looks proud of the reaction as he takes a moment to soak it all in before speaking…)
Hurricane Hawk: THANK YOU EAW UNIVERSE AND NEW YORK CITY!!! This is a very exciting time as after the Grand Rampage it is the road to Pain For Pride! Season 15 has been extremely exciting to say the least. From the very beginning until now we have had some of the best matches so far in all the EAW and it is because of the roster, we have in the back. I know that I have been questioned at times with some of the personnel decisions I have made throughout the year, some were good, some were questionable, others were bad but the one thing no one here can deny is that I care and love The Blue Brand! This now is where every Elitist in the back right now and those who have been in these tournaments across the three brands and Fight Grid need to up the ante and their game, why? Pain For Pride is the Showcase of the Immortals and I cannot think of a better place to talk about what is about to happen in a few weeks as the road is starting to get paved and all roads lead to Las Vegas at Pain For Pride!
(The crowd erupts in cheers as Hurricane Hawk nods.)
Hurricane Hawk: And that is why I am excited about Showdown’s chances in the Grand Rampage match this year! We have some of the absolute best athletes signed to EAW wrestling right here! The representation that we have in the Grand Rampage match has a lot of promise and I would be remiss if I didn’t mention how Impact almost won it last year. Grant it, he was a member of the Dynasty roster then, yet he stood by himself against all of Voltage’s New Eden and that is a testament of the fight that legend has, love him or hate him, the fact is Impact is definitely a favorite to win it. So is Limmy Monaghan who since his inception in the EAW has climbed the ladder of success and is a Main Event talent for us here on Showdown and we are so proud to have him. Theron Nikolas is another, who has come so close to gaining back what he once had and has a shot at the Answers World Championship at Battle of Egypt. Now I am sure that many including Theron are probably asking themselves, “Why am I in the Grand Rampage if I already have a title shot in Egypt”, right? My answer is WHY NOT!? Here is a man that has a shot to guarantee that he Main Events Pain for Pride and has two chances at it!? If he wins the Grand Rampage and comes up short in Egypt, he still gets that second shot, who wouldn’t want that? But then we have others that I think are going to surprise quite a number of people. Charlie Marr, the current Hardcore Champion who looks to put people on notice and could be a double champion. Ronan Malosi and while I may not see eye to eye with him, since Dia Del Diablo, he seems like a more serious threat. We have Amir Yusuf, The Rogues Gallery, Roberto De la Rosa, Ayu Megumi and Abel Atami, all Elitists hungry to make their marks AND you never know, with the Grand Rampage there are always surprises!
(The crowd loves the sound of that as they continue to cheer.)
Hurricane Hawk: But The Grand Rampage match itself isn’t the only thing happening for Showdown as TLA will defend the Answers World Championship against the hometown boy of New York City… Adam Lucas!
(The crowd explodes in cheers at the name Adam Lucas, the hometown hero and New York’s prodigal son….)
Crowd: ADAM!!!!!!! ADAM!!!!! ADAM!!!!!! ADAM!!!!!
Hurricane Hawk: We have seen the build up to this and to say it has not been volatile is quite the understatement. Adam and TLA are going to steal the show and when the Answers World Championship is on the line, one of them will be heading into Egypt as Champion and both of them deserve to Main Event Pain for Pride. The Answers World Championship is such a prestigious title and it is an honor to see the greatest Elitist in the last few years hold it and defend it with pride. We also have at the Grand Rampage our own Cameron Ella Ava taking on Andrea Valentine for the Universal Women’s Championship and what a treat that would be to house the top Women’s Division Championship right here on Showdown! I think I speak for all of us that we wish Cameron the best come next weekend and pave her road to Pain for Pride much like Harper Lee who will be defending the Specialists Championship against Ximenna Velazquez! Showdown is so well represented but …. There is also the Battle of Egypt: Alexandria Falls where we will see the Answers World Championship defended against Theron Nikolas!
(The crowd cheers, some boo…)
Hurricane Hawk: We also have Charlie Marr defending the EAW Hardcore Championship against Ronan Malosi! And we have our own Kassidy Heart involved in the Ladder Match with so many legendary women that will get the chance to compete for the Universal Women’s Championship at Pain for Pride. EAW Universe! This is an exciting time to be a fan and New York City! Time to buckle up for the ride because I am about to give way to Gina Romano so we can get Showdown started with live action!
(Gina Romano walks into the ring, the fans immediately rise and cheer knowing she is about to call the first match.)
Hurricane Hawk: Gina Romano… take it away!
Gina Romano: Thank you Hurricane Hawk!
(Hurricane Hawk leaves the ring to the cheers of the fans in New York City as it cuts back to Gina Romano in the ring.)
Gina Romano: THE FOLLOWING CONTEST IS THE OPENING BOUT OF SHOWDOWN WITH A TWENTY MINUTE TIME LIMIT AND IT IS SCHEDULED FOR…ONE FALL!!
Crowd: ONE FALL!!
(“I’m So Sick” by Flyleaf plays first, and outcomes Hoodlum to a mixed reaction from the fans as they stroll down to the ring.)
Gina Romano: Introducing first! Hailing out The Slums of Toronto, Ontario, weighing in at 274 pounds…THEY ARE THE NEGLECTED ANARCHIST…HOODLUM!!
Eve: Hoodlum had an impressive performance in that tag match with Katherine Helle, and I look forward to seeing another one tonight, possibly with them coming up on the winning this time.
(”You’re Not Here” by Akira Yamaoka is next to play, mostly garnering a positive reaction from fans as Katherine struts down to the ring herself, carrying an aura of confidence.)
Gina Romano: Hailing out of Los Angeles, California, weighing in at 142 pounds…SHE IS THE HELLRAISER…KATHERINE HELLE!!
Gavin Kirkland: SPEAKING OF!!
Eve: Katherine is becoming a favorite here on Showdown, especially after interrupting Olivia Tate, who you just know is still stewing about that.
Deadprez: Well, I don’t think Helle gives much of a damn seeing her demeanor.
(“Eatin’ Pussy/Kickin’ Ass” by Wheeler Walker Jr. plays out Vic Graves, who walks out to mostly boos.)
Gina Romano: Hailing out of Seattle, Washington, weighing in at 232 pounds…VIC GRAVES!!
Gavin Kirkland: Man, this is a theme song I can agree with.
Eve: I’m sure it is, weirdo. But here’s Vic Graves, looking to score a big win for himself in this newcomers showcase match, and if he plays things smart, that could be the case.
(“Catalina Fight Song” by Joyce Manor plays out Nick Hart, clearly cocky about his chances going into the match while receiving boos from the audience, who don’t put a dent in his smile.)
Gina Romano: Hailing out of Portland, Oregon, weighing in at 225 pounds…HE IS THE MAN OF 1000 PINS…NICK HART!!
Deadprez: Man of 1000 Pins?
Eve: That’s a strong title to have, and let’s see if he lives up to it. But pins are gonna be heavily watched by the participants in this match.
(‘Told You So’ by Paramore plays out Robyn Valentine, who matches the same confidence as others in the match.)
Gina Romano: Hailing out of Santa Monica, California, weighing in at 142 pounds…SHE IS THE PERFECT CHILD…ROBYN VALENTINE!!
Gavin Kirkland: Wooo!!
Eve: Robyn’s shown herself to be a bit cowardly thus far, but talented regardless, scoring a win alongside Wildcard, and this week, maybe she’ll do it without.
(“Dark Eternal Night” by Dream Theatre lastly plays out Wildcard, receiving cheers from a small part of the audience as she simply goes into this focused.)
Gina Romano: Hailing out of Parts Unknown…SHE IS THE AVATAR OF PAIN…WILDCARD!!
Eve: Looks like some are taking a liking to Wildcard.
Deadprez: Well, EAW is all about violence and brutality at times, so is this woman.
(All competitors space out as the bell is called for by the ref.)
(DING! DING! DING!)
Eve: There’s the bell, and all six competitors are ready to get this thing started. Katherine Helle decides her target, marching over to Robyn Valentine, who rolls out underneath the bottom rope, not wanting any part of that. But from behind, Nick Hart with a school on Helle!
Deadprez: Hoodlum breaks that up, backing Hart into the corner with rights. Meanwhile, Vic Graves is exchanging blows with Wildcard, hoisting them up for a body slam it looks like, but Wildcard slips out the back for a SCHOOL GIRL ROLLUP!
Eve: Again, Hoodlum saves his chances, breaking that pin up as well. Katherine regains a vertical base, but receives a kick to the midsection by Hart, who bounces her face first off the top turnbuckle, and now leaning her up against the ropes for an Irish whip! BUT HELLE SLIDES UNDER THE BOTTOM ROPE, CHASING AFTER VALENTINE, WHO RUNS AWAY, SLIDING IN THE RING TO GET AWAY FROM HELLE!
Deadprez: Katherine must not take kindly to seeing Robyn trying to sit outta this match, but Hart goes for a clothesline, which Robyn ducks underneath. Katherine slides in the ring after her, AND GETS CAUGHT WITH A DDT WHEN TRYING TO STAND HERSELF UPRIGHT! Cover is made, could this be it?!
Eve: Hoodlum breaks it up again, saving their and everyone else’s chances while Wildcard is on the outside mounting Vic with punches. But once getting up to a kneel, Robyn finally interjects herself with a club to the back of Hoodlum. Moving on to Nick, who she bounces face first off the top turnbuckle. Multitasking now as she turns attention back to Hoodlum, leaning them up against the ropes for an Irish whip!
Deadprez: BUT HOODLUM COUNTERS, SENDING ROBYN OFF THE ROPES INSTEAD! DROP DOWN, LEAP FROG! AND BOTH COMPETITORS WIND UP TAKING THEMSELVES DOWN WITH A DOUBLE CLOTHESLINE! Hoodlum, and Robyn both roll outta the ring to recover.
Gavin Kirkland: What a couple of idiots, Robyn’s hot though, so she makes up for it that way.
Eve: Nick is hammering Katherine in the corner with rights now, and here comes Vic Graves, having sent Wildcard shoulder first into the steel steps, now double teaming Katherine with stomps in the corner. Vic goes for a right hand, BUT KATHERINE BLOCKS, AND SCORES WITH ONE OF HER OWN! NICK TRIES TO SIMILAR, BUT GETS THE SAME RESULT, BEING STAGGERED BACK LIKE GRAVES!
Deadprez: Another right hand attempt, but Katherine gets the boot up, and begins fighting her way outta the corner with forearms to the face of Vic. Nick Hart looks to strike, but gets taken down with a stiff back elbow by Katherine, setting her sights back on a stunned Graves. Irish whip attempt into the corner, but Vic counters, sending Katherine instead.
Eve: GRAVES CHARGES IN, BUT IS SENT REELING BACK WITH AN ELBOW! Helle hops to the middle rope, TAKING HER OPPONENT DOWN WITH A MISSILE DROPKICK! Katherine regains a vertical base, BUT IN COMES NICK, HOPING TO BLINDSIDE KATHERINE, WHO- SEES IT COMING! KNOCKING HART DOWN WITH A CLOTHESLINE!
Deadprez: Katherine tries to whip Vic off the ropes, but he reverses, Irish whipping her instead. KATHERINE COMES BACK WITH A BICYCLE KICK, BUT GRAVES DUCKS UNDERNEATH, ALLOWING FOR NICK TO GET CAUGHT WITH IT AFTER HE HAD STOOD HIMSELF BACK UP BEHIND GRAVES! KATHERINE MAKES THE COVER WITH A HOOK OF THE LEG!
Eve: Vic lunged to break it up with a double axe handle! But Katherine saw it coming, moving out of the way, and letting him hit Nick instead! Vic stands himself up to be on the receiving end of a headbutt by Helle, knocking him back into the ropes. Katherine turns around to notice Hoodlum, and ducks under their running clothesline attempt, hitting one of her own after they turned around!
Deadprez: Hoodlum connected with a basement dropkick to the knee while grounded, causing Katherine to stumble forward into the arms of Vic Graves. SEVEN YEAR ITCH! STRAIGHT JACKET NECKBREAKER IN THE CENTER OF THE RING, SHOOTING THE HALF NOW FOR A COVER! THIS ONE MIGHT BE OVER!
Eve: AND ITS ROBYN SAVING THE MATCH FOR HERSELF WITH A DOUBLE AXE HANDLE TO THE BACK OF GRAVES! Robyn grabs Vic by the back of his head, and tries to send him out through the middle rope. BUT VIC COUNTERS LAST MINUTE, SENDING HER INSTEAD!
Deadprez: HERES WILDCARD BACK IN, CHARGING AT VIC, HOPING FOR REVENGE AFTER BEING THROWN IN THE STEEL STEPS! BUT GETS TOSSED OVER THE TOP ROPE WITH A BACK BODY DROP, MANAGING TO CATCH HERSELF! Vic turns around to a forearm, knocking him back, and allowing Wildcard to re-enter the ring.
Eve: And Vic backpedals, bouncing off the ropes, BUT RUNS RIGHT INTO A SPINEBUSTER! Graves rolls out of the ring. But Wildcard isn’t done, sliding out of the ring to reign down on him with stomps. Vic gets stood up, and almost whipped into the corner of the barricade, but reverses, sending Wildcard instead, who crawls over to ringside in front of the rampway area.
Deadprez: Vic stands her up, and lands some right hands before quickly getting out of the way AS ROBYN FLEW THE ROPES WITH A SUICIDE DIVE, ONLY HITTING WILDCARD! Hoodlum sends Nick out through the middle rope, BUT WITH THEIR BACK TURNED, VIC COMES FROM BEHIND WITH AN ELBOW TO THE REAR OF THEIR SKULL!
Eve: Hoodlum tumbles out through the middle rope off that impact, but catches themselves on the apron, hitting Vic with a forearm as he charged in! Hoodlum re-enters the ring, AND PLACES VIC ON WOBBLY LEGS WITH A ROLLING ELBOW, FOLLOWING THAT UP WITH A SNAP BRAINBUSTER IN THE CENTER OF THE RING! MODIFIED VERSION OF POISON DART CONNECTS AS HOODLUM HOOKS THE LEG!
Deadprez: AND ITS NICK BREAKING UP THE COUNT! PLANTING HOODLUM WITH A POWERBOMB, AND TURNING ATTENTION TO VIC, WHO PICKS HIMSELF UP IN THE CORNER! NICK CHARGES IN WITH A CLOTHESLINE, AND VIC FALLS PRONE TO THE CANVAS AFTER THAT!
Eve: Nick begins climbing to the top rope, perching himself up there! But Katherine stops whatever he had planned with a right hand, climbing to the middle rope for a superplex! Hoodlum gets in the mix, climbing to the middle rope for a double superplex now. But here comes Vic to powerbomb both men off FOR A TOWER OF DOOM!
Deadprez: Everyone is down as Vic sinks in the corner. BUT GETS CAUGHT WITH A HESITATION DROPKICK FROM ROBYN, WHO JUST SLID BACK IN THE RING, PICKING HER SPOT! COVER IS MADE ON HOODLUM!
Gavin Kirkland: YES!
Eve: KICKOUT AT TWO! Robyn goes over to Helle, hooking the leg!
Eve: And Katherine kicks out, much to the frustration of Valentine, who leans back against the ropes, mapping out her plan of attack. BUT WILDCARD LEAPS ON THE APRON BEHIND ROBYN, DELIVERING A HEADBUTT TO THE BACK OF NECK! Wildcard enters the ring, and notices Nick charging at them! Wildcard fights that off with right hands, backing Hart up, BUT HE SWINGS THE TIDE BACK IN HIS FAVOR, GRABBING THE FRONT OF WILDCARD’S TRUNKS FOR LEVERAGE, PULLING HER FACE FIRST INTO THE MIDDLE TURNBUCKLE!
Deadprez: Katherine slides back in the ring, picking Robyn up. Suplex attempt by Helle, but Valentine slips out the back, shoving Katherine into the ropes. BOTH COMPETITORS COLLIDE WITH A DOUBLE BIG BOOT, TAKING EACH OTHER DOWN! Vic whips Hoodlum in the corner before charging in, BUT RUNS STERNUM FIRST INTO THE TOP TURNBUCKLE AS HOODLUM MOVES OUT THE WAY!
Eve: Hoodlum approaches Vic, but eats a kick to the gut before being launched in the center of the ring with a release powerbomb! Nick charges at Wildcard while she’s leant up on the apron, BUT WILDCARD SENDS HIM UP AND OVER BY LOW BRIDGING THE TOP ROPE! Nick spills to the outside, and once using the ropes to pick himself back up, WILDCARD SACRIFICES HER OWN BODY TO CLOTHESLINE HIM OVER! BUT THEY BOTH WIND UP SPILLING TO THE OUTSIDE AS WELL!!
Deadprez: And now Robyn clubs Hoodlum on the back in the center of the ring before whipping them into the ropes! Valentine ducks down, maybe for a back body drop. BUT HOODLUM COUNTERS WITH A SUNSET FLIP POWERBOMB!
Eve: VALENTINE ROLLS THROUGH TO HER FEET, AND STACKS HOODLUM UP FOR A COVER!
Eve: HELLE IS BACK IN THE MATCH WITH AN O’CONNOR ROLL ON ROBYN!
Deadprez: THERES HOODLUM WITH A SMALL PACKAGE ON KATHERINE!
Eve: HELLE KICKS OUT! All three scramble back to their feet, staring each other down, but Robyn scores a kick to the gut on Hoodlum! And holds them in place for Katherine. Helle thinks about it, quite apprehensive, but bounces off the ropes! OOH! FROM THE OUTSIDE, VIC PULLED BOTH FEET OUT FROM UNDER HER, CAUSING HELLE TO CRASH FACE FIRST ON THE CANVAS!
Gavin Kirkland: That woman can crash face first on my “canvas.”
Deadprez: Vic slides back in the ring as Robyn drops Hoodlum with a German suplex! Graves gets caught with rights by Valentine, who watches Katherine pick herself back up with assistance from the ropes, urging her to help him. And out of wanting sheer revenge on Graves, obliges by double Irish whipping him off the ropes.
Eve: DOUBLE CLOTHESLINE ATTEMPT BY THE PAIR, BUT GRAVES DUCKS UNDERNEATH, BOUNCING OFF THE ROPES AGAIN FOR A DOUBLE CLOTHESLINE ON BOTH, TAKING KATHERINE AND ROBYN DOWN!
Deadprez: Hart gets up on the apron, but gets barreled into with a running back elbow by Vic, knocking him off. AND HOODLUM GETS TAKEN DOWN WITH A SUPERKICK BY VIC ONCE GETTING BACK TO THEIR FEET AS WELL!
Eve: Vic taunts to the audience, BUT LOOK BEHIND YOU! GRAVES TURNS INTO A CHOKESLAM EXPLODER BY WILDCARD! Almost off pure instinct, Vic rushes back to his feet, and gets hoisted up for a gutwrench powerbomb! BUT NICK SLIDES BACK INTO THE RING, SPEARING WILDCARD IN THE BACK, MAKING THE SYKE OUT HAPPEN, BUT ALSO INFLICTING DAMAGE ON WILDCARD!
Deadprez: Cover is made on them with Vic taken out!
Deadprez: BOTH KATHERINE AND ROBYN SAVE THE MATCH WITH A DOUBLE AXE HANDLE, AND SEND HART OVER THE TOP TO THE OUTSIDE, BOTH GRABBING THE BACK OF HIS HEAD, I DONT EVEN THINK THAT DOUBLE TEAM WAS INTENTIONAL! Katherine, and Robyn stare each other down afterward, and I think Robyn is trying to convince Katherine to work together again. But I’m not sure if Helle’s having it.
Eve: OOH! POKE TO THE EYE BY VALENTINE TURNS HELLE AROUND FOR THE BELIEVE OR SEE IT BLUE THUNDER POWERBOMB! Katherine rolls out of the ring, having been betrayed by that snake Robyn.
Gavin Kirkland: What’s there to betray? They aren’t tag team partners. It’s everyone for themselves.
Eve: Now you wanna cape for her, huh?
Gavin Kirkland: What did I say earlier? She’s hot! Of course imma cape for her!
Deadprez: BUT ROBYN GETS SPUN AROUND FOR THE ANARCHIST ALCHEMY! SPINNING SAMOAN DROP CONNECTS!
Gavin Kirkland: NOOO!!
Eve: BUT BEFORE HOODLUM CAN EVEN ATTEMPT A COVER, WILDCARD IS BACK UP, AND LANDS ANOTHER CHOKESLAM EXPLODER, LAUNCHING HOODLUM ON THE STILL DOWNED VIC GRAVES FROM THE SYKE OUT POWERBOMB EARLIER! WILDCARD RUSHES INTO THE COVER ON VIC, WHO JUST MIGHTA BEEN WOKEN UP FROM HIS NAP WITH THE WIND BEING TAKEN OUT OF HIS SAILS!
(DING! DING! DING!)
Gina Romano: HERES YOUR WINNER…WILDCARD!
(“Dark Eternal Night” by Dream Theatre plays as Wildcard gets her hand raised by the ref, having been through a chaotic battle.)
Eve: Damn, was hoping it’d be a Showdown competitor to walk outta this thing victorious, but credit where credit is due, Wildcard put on an impressive showing, winning this thing fair and square.
Deadprez: Yeah, this was a newcomers showcase, and everyone definitely showcased themselves, especially Wildcard.
Gavin Kirkland: Pour one out for Robyn. :mjcry:
(Wildcard leaves the ring as the camera cuts to Katherine ringside, favoring her back while pulling herself up using the apron.)
Eve: WHAT THE-
Deadprez: FROM BEHIND, OLIVIA TATE COMES INTO THE FOLD, WHIPPING KATHERINE BACK FIRST INTO THE BARRICADE, THEN SHOULDER FIRST INTO THE STAIRS, KNOCKING THE TOP ONE OFF!!
Eve: OLIVIA TATE MOUNTS KATHERINE WITH PUNCHES, AND SHE CANT EVEN COVER UP!
Deadprez: THIS HAS TO BE ABOUT KATHERINE RUINING HER RETURN TO SHOWDOWN!
Gavin Kirkland: She’s hot too, but right now, scares me. :lupe:
Eve: YEAH, LOOK IN THE EYES OF TATE, ONE OF FURY RIGHT NOW AS THE REFEREE TRIES TO PRY HER OFF KATHERINE, BUT OLIVIA BREAKS FREE TO MOUNT HER WITH MORE PUNCHES!
Deadprez: THE REFEREE AGAIN HAS TO RETRIEVE TATE IN HOPES OF PRYING HER OFF, BUT SHE CONTINUES GETTING HER LICKS IN WITH STOMPS ON HELLE BEFORE THE REFEREE FINALLY PULLS HER AWAY COMPLETELY!!
Eve: The medical team swarms Helle now, who looks to be unmoving after that assault. Olivia really did a number.
Deadprez: Guess we learnt something from this, and that’s don’t mess with Olivia Tate.
(Olivia’s hair is all ruffled as she has a look of complete anger on her face, storming to the back while medics attend to Helle with the camera fading to the backstage area..)
(Lexi is pictured getting ready for her match and going through her pre-match routine. She looks confident, and ready to go after some impressive performances of late. With a nod, she walks out her dressing room, making her way through the corridors until she turns a corner and spies Limmy Monaghan, who had just finished watching the Newcomers match on one of the several monitors installed around Madison Square Garden. He hasn’t noticed her, so seeing him she starts to limp quite heavily. As she gets closer, she bumps into him on purpose, looking horrified. Limmy looks at her, and rolls his eyes, turning his attention back to the monitor.)
Lexi: I’m so, so sorry. I didn’t see you there. I’m in so much pain here it’s affecting my eyesight.
(Limmy continues to watch the monitor, aware of what happens when you give Lexi your attention.)
Lexi: I can’t walk straightly it seems due to this bad injury I have with my foot. It’s really, REALLY bruised you know?
(She holds it up so that he can see it, but he still isn’t looking. Lexi however has no intention of giving up.)
Lexi: I really need a good masseuse before this match. I mean, I’ll still win of course, because I’m that good, but a massage right now would be soooo nice. A massage from a big strong man who most definitely knows what he is doing.
(Finally, Limmy turns around, and then back to the monitor, finally fixing on her, Lexi’s eyes widening as she gives him her best smile. Was he finally seeing what she had seen around the pool on the cruise ship last week. She’d given him her best moves, and he’d managed to still remain ‘hard to get’ but perhaps he was finally being ground down.)
Limmy Monaghan: Yeah, that sucks.
(Lexi puts her foot down and scowls, Limmy turning back to the monitor but Lexi of course persisting.)
Lexi: I’m so excited about Bethany and Adam, they are the best couple in the world. And now that they are engaged, I think they need their own space, so I’ve decided to give it to them as I need to leave them alone, even though they would love me to hang around. It’s a shame though because I’ve never really taken a tour of New York, and usually I would have tagged onto them. I’d love to see the sites, and I wish I had someone that I could see them with… take in the views.
(Limmy sighs but once again takes his attention from the monitor for a moment and again turns to Lexi.)
Limmy Monaghan: I see your problem, but they have dogs that you can rent. Perhaps you should look into that? Man’s best friend and all that. Problem solved.
(Lexi now looks absolutely dumbfounded that he would suggest something like that and doesn’t seem to be picking up on the fact she wants to do the tour with him. She decides that she needs to be a lot more obvious. He however once again goes back to the monitor as she grits her teeth, and then struggles to put weight on her foot again, holding onto him tightly for support.)
Lexi: I thought, seeing that we have been talking to each other one social media, that you might want to help me. I have our conversation saved on my phone, it’s even my wallpaper so that I can look at it all the time.
Limmy: O-Kay… hold on, wasn’t it your other foot before.
(Lexi realizes that it is indeed the wrong foot but ignores the comment. Limmy seems more than a little troubled with her behavior that is turning almost stalkerish, but Lexi isn’t finished, not by a long shot.)
Lexi: My ringtone is your entrance music; did you know that?
Limmy: Errmm, no.
Lexi: Yeah, I love it when you walk down to the ring looking all masculine… and hot.
(Lexi looks down at Limmy’s hands, and who knows what she is thinking, but she bites her bottom lip.)
Lexi: I heard you have strong hands. I love strong hands. How about after my match we…
(Suddenly Limmy looks excited, and Lexi fully expects him to have broken, and be ready to accept her invitation. In a short space of time, the plans in her head she has gone from them dating, to getting married and having kids, Beth and her going to prenatal classes together. Her life is complete.)
Limmy Monaghan: THEY HAVE NEW YORK STYLE PIZZA IN CATERING. Why have I not been told this before? This is immense news!
(Limmy takes off down the corridor, Lexi watching him go, the dream life disappearing before her eyes. Her face reddens more and more, until finally she stomps her feet in frustration and tears at her hair.)
Lexi: WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH HIM??
(The camera fades on her poor little frustrated face… having lost out quite clearly to NY style pizza as we fade to a commercial break.)
(As we return from commercial break, the camera cuts to Gina Romano in the ring.)
Gina Romano: THE FOLLOWING CONTEST IS SCHEDULED FOR…ONE FALL!!
Crowd: ONE FALL!!
Gina Romano: AND IS A MATCH IN BLOCK B OF THE ICONIC CUP TOURNAMENT!
(“Mr. Brightside” by The Killers plays out Lexi to a negative reaction from fans, not that she cares, smiling in route to the ring.)
Gina Romano: Introducing first! Hailing out of Detroit, Michigan, weighing in at 117 pounds…SHE IS THE MOTOR CITY MACHINE GUN…LEXI!
Eve: Lexi’s looking to score another win here on Showdown by scoring a win over Kristen Myers in the Iconic Cup.
Gavin Kirkland: Hope she does afterwards, gimme the same show she did Limmy!
(“Flying On My Own (Dave Audé Remix)” by Céline Dion is next to play, receiving a much more positive reaction as Kristen comes out high fiving fans on her way to the ring.)
Gina Romano: And her opponent! Hailing out of Aurora, Colorado, weighing in at 95 pounds…SHE IS THE FIVE FOOT WONDER…KRISTEN MYERS!!
Deadprez: Certainly outmatched physically, but speed wise, agility wise, that’s where Lexi loses.
Eve: Yeah, if Kristen Myers utilizes that fast paced action to her advantage, I’m not sure if Lexi can keep up, or even keep her grounded.
(The competitors stare each other down from the corner as the bell rings.)
(DING! DING! DING!)
Eve: There’s the bell, and we are set for another match in the Iconic Cup Tournament. Both competitors start off with a collar and elbow tie-up, jockeying for position. But Lexi backs Kristen into the corner, causing the ref to begin his count, hoping to force a break between the two.
Referee: ONE! TWO!
Deadprez: OOH! Kick to the gut by Lexi, who just unloads with stomps in the corner, sinking Myers down to a seated position before standing her up to lean Kristen up against the ropes. Irish whip! But Myers hangs on, LEXI CHARGES IN! Only to eat a back elbow, the smack being heard from here! Lexi staggers back, and Kristen begins nailing her with forearms in the center of the ring!
Eve: Lexi turns the tide with a spinning back kick to the midsection, now scoring forearms of her own, backing Kristen up against the ropes for another Irish whip! Lexi ducks down, perhaps signaling for a back body drop. BUT KRISTEN DELIVERS A PENALTY KICK RIGHT TO THE FACE, STAGGERING LEXI, WHO TRIES TO ANSWER BACK WITH A CLOTHESLINE!
Deadprez: BUT KRISTEN ROLLS UNDERNEATH IT, AND BACKFLIPS INTO A HEADSCISSORS TAKEDOWN ON LEXI!
Eve: Lexi rushes back to her feet, and is on the receiving end of a dropkick, causing her to roll out of the ring. We know Kristen likes to fly, and she does exactly that, SOARING THROUGH THE ROPES WITH A SUICIDE DIVE! Lexi’s downed, and gets rolled back into the ring, picking herself in the corner farthest from her opponent. Smart move by Lexi, creating separation, and forcing Kristen to come to her.
Deadprez: But once doing so, Lexi gets the boot up on Myers, and hops to the top turnbuckle. ROPE-ASSISTED ENZIGURI BY KRISTEN CRACKS LEXI RIGHT IN THE NOGGIN, STUNNING HER ON THE TOP TURNBUCKLE! Kristen begins ascending, but gets bounced face first off the turnbuckle! LEXI TRIES TO SCORE AN AVALANCHE SUNSET FLIP POWERBOMB-
Eve: But Kristen hangs on to the top rope, and Lexi continues trying to peel her off with a powerbomb.
Gavin Kirkland: Face all in Kristen’s coochie like I wanna be.
Deadprez: Okay… Lexi abandons the powerbomb idea, grabbing Kristen by the hair, and peeling her off the middle rope with a mat slam! Lexi exits the ring, and pulls Kristen into the ringpost by her legs, WRAPPING THAT LEFT ONE AROUND THE RINGPOST! Kristen scoots back, favoring that knee, but Lexi is like a shark that smells blood in the water now, reigning with big boots to the sternum.
Eve: Kristen gets pinned up in the corner, and Lexi delivers kicks to the knee before connecting with a dragon screw leg whip! Kristen rolls to the middle of the ring where the referee checks on her condition, and if she can continue, but it looks as if Myers will. Lexi goes in, and grabs the leg as Kristen makes her way to a somewhat vertical basing, hopping on one foot, AND ATTEMPTING AN ENZIGURI WITH THE FREE ONE! BUT LEXI DUCKS UNDERNEATH!
Deadprez: And slams her knee on the canvas! Kristen rolls in agony, and Lexi begins stomping on the knee before landing a foot DDT! Lexi delivers a kick to the back of Myers’ knee, and tries to pull her to the center of the ring, but Kristen grabs hold of the bottom rope, stopping Lexi from doing so. And Lexi goes in, reigning down to the head of Myers, who tries her best to cover up.
Eve: Thankfully, the referee pulls Lexi away, allowing some time for Kristen to recover, but it’s not enough as Lexi still pulls Myers to the center of the ring for a single leg Boston crab, really wrenching back on it!
Gavin Kirkland: Always good to see how flexible some women are.
Deadprez: Kristen doesn’t quit, rolling onto her back, and delivering some kicks to the face of Lexi with her free foot, knocking her down to a knee! Kristen pulls herself up with assistance from the ropes, trying to pump some life back into her knee before turning around into A BASEMENT DROPKICK BY LEXI!
Eve: Kristen gets brought back to her feet by Lexi, barely able to put any pressure on that legs, and comes close to lifting her up for a shinbreaker. BUT KRISTEN FIGHTS OUT OF IT WITH ELBOWS TO THE BACK OF LEXI’S HEAD! But the mistake was having her back turned to Lexi afterwards, who pulls Myers in by the rear of her trunks for a BACK SUPL- NO! Kristen backflips out of it, landing on her feet, but also that leg!
Deadprez: Myers stumbles back into the corner, and pounds on her injured before attempting to run on it. But that wasn’t gonna last long as she falls down to a knee. Lexi goes for a clothesline, BUT KRISTEN TRAPS THE ARM FOR A SHIRANUI! Using Lexi’s own finisher against her! Kristen needs to capitalize as she picks herself up with assistance from the ropes.
Eve: Lexi stands herself up as well, and approaches her opponent, GETTING A BOOT TO THE FACE AS A RESULT! Kristen using her healthy leg! Myers staggers over to the corner, AND LEXI RUNS IN, FULL HEAD OF STEAM! But Kristen side steps, and hammers Lexi with right hands in the corner. Lexi tries sending Myers up and over her shoulder to the outside, but Kristen catches herself on the apron, utilizing that healthy leg.
Deadprez: Lexi turns around to eat a strong forearm strike, reeling her back a bit as Myers gingerly climbs to the top rope! …DIVING CROSSBODY! KRISTEN HOLDS IT FOR THE COVER, HAVING BOTH LEGS HOOKED!
Eve: Lexi kicks out! Kristen stands her back up, and lifts Lexi for a fireman’s carry, or rather attempts to. But the leg gives out, and she tags Lexi with a forearm, knocking her back in the corner. Kristen marches with a purpose, BUT GETS KICKED IN THE KNEE, DROPPING HER PRONE TO THE CANVAS! Lexi grabs a handful of hair, and bounces Kristen face first off the top turnbuckle, lifting her to the top afterwards.
Deadprez: Kristen momentarily fights off Lexi with a boot to the face, and tries perching herself on the top turnbuckle. LEXI YANKS KRISTEN OFF THE TOP ROPE BY HER LEG, THE BACK OF MYERS’ HEAD HITTING THE TOP TURNBUCKLE!
Eve: Kristen crumples to the canvas, and Lexi takes this time to ascend to the top rope, back facing her opponent. Myers is sprawled on the canvas for HEART STOPPER! THE MOONSAULT CONNECTS! LEXI IMMEDIATELY HOOKS THE LEG FOR A COVER!
Deadprez: SHOULDER UP! Kristen still has a lot of fight left in her, and Lexi’s gonna look to extinguish it, pulling Myers back to her feet with a front facelock. Lexi’s gonna go for a suplex- but Myers drops down to a knee, making it hard for her opponent. Lexi stands Kristen back up, and wants to try for for it again, BUT MYERS FLOATS OVER, SLIPPING OUT THE BACK! LEXI TAKES A WILD SWING WHILE TURNING AROUND, BUT KRISTEN DUCKS IT!
Eve: MYERS GOES FOR A CODEBREAKER, BUT LEXI SIMPLY HOLDS HER IN PLACE, PUSHING MYERS OFF! Kristen clutches at her knee, BUT LEXI TAKES ADVANTAGE WITH A SUPERKICK! COVER IS MADE AFTER LIGHTS OUT!
Deadprez: ONCE AGAIN, KRISTEN GETS THE SHOULDER UP!
Gavin Kirkland: Watching this match, that’s not the only thing that’s up.
Eve: Lexi stalks Kristen as she slowly regains a vertical base, and grabs her in position for the FOH. BUT FUCK OUTTA HERE GETS AVOIDED WITH A SCHOOL GIRL ROLLUP!
Deadprez: Kickout, and both competitors scramble back to their feet, Lexi a bit quicker than Myers. LIGHTS OUT TEASE! BUT LEXI SUPERKICKED THE KNEE INSTEAD! Kristen is down to a kneel, and is about to be on the receiving end of another superkick. …BUT MYERS CATCHES THE BOOT, AND SPINS LEXI AROUND FOR A REVERSE RANA, SPIKING ALEXIS ON HER HEAD!
Eve: Kristen rolls out onto the apron, and lines the downed Lexi up for a SPRINGBOARD LEG DROP! KRISTEN USED ONE LEG FOR THAT, WHICH TAKES IMPECCABLE BALANCE! COVER IS MADE, HOOKING THE LEG!
Deadprez: Another kickout, and Myers pounds the mat in frustration, knowing she must put Lexi away quickly with that bad leg being a factor. KRISTEN LEAPS IN THE AIR FOR A CORKSCREW SPLASH! BUT LEXI GETS THE KNEES UP, TAKING THE WINDS OUT OF HER OPPONENT’S SAILS! Lexi positions herself behind Myers on all fours.
Gavin Kirkland: :mjlit:
Eve: BUT KRISTEN SLIPS THROUGH THE LEGS OF LEXI, AND SHE TURNS AROUND TO EAT A FOREARM SMASH! Lexi returns with one of her own. KRISTEN FIRES UP, AND BEGINS HAMMERING LEXI WITH REPEATED FOREARMS! Another kick to the knee drops Kristen to a knee, and Lexi tries for a bicycle knee! KRISTEN AVOIDS!
Deadprez: Lexi spins around right into an enziguri, putting her on wobbly legs! BICYCLE KNEE CONNECTS REGARDLESS! Lexi takes a moment to catch a breather, but while doing so, Kristen regained a vertical base, AND ATTEMPTS ANOTHER BACKFLIP INTO A HEADSCISSORS TAKEDOWN! BUT LEXI SIDESTEPS, THEN CONNECTS WITH THE SUPERKICK TO THE SIDE OF A KNEELING KRISTEN’S SKULL! LIGHTS OUT CONNECTS FOR A SECOND TIME! HOOK OF BOTH LEGS!
Eve: AND MYERS STILL KICKS OUT! We are seeing a stunning display of resilency on the part of Kristen, but Lexi’s starting to get a plan, an idea while her opponent is prone, lifting Myers up, and pinning her in the corner, hoisting Kristen to the top turnbuckle, possibly for a superplex of sorts.
Deadprez: Lexi climbs to the middle rope, delivering shots to the head. BUT KRISTEN SLIPS THROUGH THE LEGS OF LEXI, AND LANDS SHOTS TO THE LOWER BACK AREA! Lexi mule kicks Kristen to knock her back a bit, and turns around to seat herself on the top turnbuckle.
Eve: KRISTEN’S BACK THOUGH, SHOWING SOME PERSISTENCE ON HER END! STUNNING LEXI WITH A RIGHT HAND, AND SLOWLY CLIMBING TO THE TOP ROPE! Pain is etched across the face of Myers, BUT SHE STILL TAKES LEXI OFF THE TOP TURNBUCKLE WITH A HURRICANRANA!
Deadprez: Lexi scrambles back to her feet, almost off of instinct alone, AND KRISTEN SPIKES HER WITH A RUNNING SATELLITE DDT! Myers favors that knee, having to endure so much pain to do something simple like run, causing her to take some time to cover. But eventually scoots into it, feintly hooking the leg of Lexi!
Eve: OOH! LEXI GETS THE SHOULDER UP! SHE NEEDS TO DO SOMETHING, AND DO SOMETHING FAST, BECAUSE RIGHT NOW, THAT PLAN TO ATTACK THE KNEE OF MYERS LOOKS TO BE BLOWING UP IN HER FACE! Kristen has all the potential to put Lexi away now, especially after that beautiful DDT.
Deadprez: Kristen grabs Lexi by the arm and leg, dragging her closer to the corner, which I’m sure brings her one step closer to putting things away. Kristen bangs on her knee, trying to pump some life back in it, and seems to work as she climbs the top rope with a bit more speed. Lexi’s lost on the canvas, clearly doesn’t know where she is, and might be done for.
Eve: WAIT! Lexi has some wherewithal, rolling to the center of the ring in hopes of avoiding whatever Myers has planned by creating distance between the two.
Deadprez: BUT I DONT THINK IT MATTERS AS KRISTEN TAKES TO THE SKIES WITH A SHOOTING STAR PRESS!
Eve: AND ALMOST HIT HER TARGET AS WELL! BUT LEXI SAT HERSELF UP TO NARROWLY AVOID THE MOVE!
Deadprez: Kristen stands herself up, favoring her midsection, AND LEXI DROPS HER WITH FOH! HOOKING THE LEG!
(DING! DING! DING!)
Gina Romano: HERES YOUR WINNER… LEXI!!
(“Mr. Brightside” by The Killers plays as Lexi rises off the mat to have her hand raised in victory with a chorus of boos in the background.)
Eve: Whether you like her methods, Lexi had a gameplan, and stuck with it.
Deadprez: Picking the knee of Kristen Myers, and making sure she made those high flying moves null and void.
Eve: But regardless, Kristen managed to persevere at times, fighting through the pain, but in the end, she went to the high risk district, and it did not pay off.
Gavin Kirkland: I’ll help “console” her if needed.
(Lexi heads to the back as the camera cuts away.)
(SCREEN BAR – EARLIER TODAY)
(The camera shifts to Mikaela Street who is sitting down with Adam Lucas, as he will face TLA for the Answers World Championship at Grand Rampage. As she gets comfortable, Mikaela waves to the camera.)
Mikaela Street: Hello EAW Universe and welcome! I am so excited right now to talk to my guest, one of the top Elitists in the EAW, Adam Lucas! It is such a pleasure to sit down with you again, Adam. First off, this is the biggest match of your career, how do you feel stepping into Grand Rampage?
Adam Lucas: It’s great to be here as well Mikaela and great that it’s without thousands of Mexicans baying for my blood.
(He laughs as she smiles.)
Adam Lucas: But to answer your question, it’s an absolute mixture of emotions that I’ve never experienced before. Obviously, this is my very first one on one Answers World Championship match, so I’ve made sure that my preparations have been spot on. I won’t say that I’m feeling any more pressure due to the occasion, but I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t nervous. This is a big deal for me, everything I dreamed of when I was starting out at Icon. I refuse to let it pass me by without giving my absolute all. Which is a good thing because I’m going to need everything, I have in my locker to knock over someone like TLA. And that might surprise you considering what has happened of late, but I do respect TLA and his abilities and deep down I still think he’s a cool guy, and one heck of a champion. I don’t care for the way he’s gone about things in the run up to our match at Grand Rampage, but none of it has come as any real surprise. TLA has done what he believes is the right way to ensure he remains Champion, just as I have reacted in the way I saw fit to BECOME champion. Only one of us will be correct, I’m going to make damn sure it’s me. I think the overriding emotion right now is one of excitement. I’m excited to show the entire world what I can do against the current ‘best in the world’.
(Nodding in agreement, Mikaela asks the next question…)
Mikaela Street: In recent weeks a lot of people have been questioning your recent attitude and frustrations, what would you say to your critics?
Adam Lucas: I get it, I know how it looks and seems. I’ve heard the rumors, that I have Impact in my ear as if he is some kind of puppet master, when the fact is that is a million miles away from the truth. I’m the first to admit when I took a chair to TLA’s skull, that was borne of frustration, but only after TLA had refused the tag that could have won us the match, instead of TLA pandering to his own ego to make him look good. Since then, this tour of Mexico, TLA has done his very best to make me look like a frustrated asshole and I’m not going to pretend he hasn’t done a decent job. The oh so obvious fake handshake, just so he could drop me in his home country for instance and have his heroes welcome… all for show. Yes, there HAS been a change in attitude, and that’s because there needed to be for me to be able to exist here. I needed that evolution to be able to stand toe to toe with one of the biggest game players in Elite Answers Wrestling. I needed that attitude ‘tweak’ so that the following week I had the courage to, still in front of his adoring fans, put that pen through his hand, and then plant him through a table, without any remorse. Those boos and jeers, they were new for me I’ll admit. It was a strange sensation to hear an arena give me shit like that, but still it was more than understandable. I wouldn’t have understood that before. Prior to Dia Del Diablo, I allowed Impact to get away with his bullshit… I was never going to let TLA do the same. And honestly Mikaela, it would have taken a fool to stand by and allow myself to be treated like that. And I ain’t a fool. Hopefully he recognizes that now.
(She nods again, this time looking a little uncomfortable in asking the next question….)
Mikaela Street: I must ask this…. Lexi. Are you finally done with her?
Adam Lucas: You didn’t have to ask.
Mikaela Street: Only asking the questions that the fans want answered.
Adam Lucas: Fair enough. Did anything ever truly start? I mean yeah, in the beginning I did my best to be ‘nice’ to her because she was a friend of Beth’s. I knew the history they had, so I took it all with a pinch of salt, letting her do her thing whilst at the same time making sure she didn’t go too far. I think it was Dia Del Diablo when I finally realized that someone wasn’t quite right with her, so from there on in I tried to maintain some distance. As Beth has said, Lexi needs to seek help before she does hurt someone or herself. I believe she’s latched onto Limmy now, and I wish her luck with that, because I don’t think for one second, he’ll be as forgiving as I was. But, even so, I don’t hate her, she’s just mixed up. I hope she gets the help she needs and soon.
( A sincere smile comes from him as Mikaela smiles back, asking the next question.)
Mikaela Street: You are coming home, and we all know that you will have that home field advantage in New York City, does that make a difference in your approach and like TLA in Mexico when Showdown took a tour there, could that help you overcome the Champion?
Adam Lucas: I’ve said many times that the fans cannot pin someone’s shoulders for the three count. But as TLA showed, to have that many people at your back, giving you that support when you feel like you have nothing left, it can make a massive difference. It doesn’t make a difference to my approach, in that I’m not going to be looking to show off or anything like that, as TLA was. What it does make a difference to is the punishment that I could potentially take. They start cheering my name, and the adrenaline starts pumping. It could be the difference between a two, and a three count. That is the ‘home field advantage’ that you speak of. It gives me an extra string to my bow that I wouldn’t have had should the match have taken place in Mexico so of course I’m stoked with the location, and what it will mean to me celebrating in front of all those fans. But it also adds to the nerves, because one thing I certainly don’t want to happen is losing and letting them all down in the place where I was born. I know that should I lose; it will hurt that little bit more being in my hometown, but at the same time I know that it will mean more to become Answers World Champion for the first time in the Yankee Stadium than it would anywhere else. It’s something I need to thrive on, and I firmly believe that I will. That’s said, I firmly believe I would have thrived in this position regardless of venue. As I truly believe I can take TLA down anywhere. If I didn’t, I wouldn’t be here.
Mikaela Street: If you had anything left to say to TLA after what happened last week, what would it be?
Adam Lucas: I’d say to him that just like everyone before, he has made assumptions, with none of them based on fact. He’s taken me on his little tour of Mexico, he’s attempted to humble me in front of his people. He’s done his best to show that I’m not ready to become Champion, and yet here I am, bold as brass, HIS humility the image that everyone currently has engraved on their minds, his body broken amongst the wreckage of a table. When I was announced, TLA gave me a short shrift, even after everything I went through against Impact. Every contender he has beaten thus far has been given more props than I… TLA prefers to focus on the fact I’m a ‘nice guy’. Mikaela, the one thing I hope TLA has taken away from this build to Grand Rampage is that there is far more to me than being the ‘everyman’ that everyone got behind. The man who allowed people to live their dreams off the back of his accomplishments. I hope TLA now understands that I’m not just one of the most proficient wrestlers on this roster, but that I am also one of the toughest sons of a bitches on the planet. And if he is to take me down, he is going to have to work harder than he has, in his entire life. He can laugh at me as much as he likes… he’ll be laughing on the other side of his face by the time I’m through. Whilst at the same time lacking his favorite piece of bling.
Mikaela Street: Last question…. When is the wedding date to Dr. Bethany Blue!?
(Adam laughs at the complete change in direction.)
Adam Lucas: I’m sure Beth won’t mind me saying, but we will be getting married on August the 27th 2022. Obviously, I’m not going to reveal the location, but it will be a quiet affair with friends and family and won’t be taking place on EAW television like others I could mention.
Mikaela Street: And babies?
(Adam laughs again as Mikaela grins, shaking his head.)
Adam Lucas: One thing at a time Mikaela. Right now we are both concentrating on our careers so who knows?
(They both shake hands.)
Mikaela Street: That’s it for now but remember, I will be talking to TLA later as well, see you then!
(Mikaela waves as Adam nods and tips his hat before cutting to the backstage area.)
(We cut to the back, where Kyra Phillips is standing by looking as professional as ever.)
Kyra Phillips: Hope you are all enjoying the shows thus far. Ladies and Gentlemen, my guest at this time… Ronan Malosi
(The camera pans out to a very audible booing from Madison Square Garden. Ronan rolls his eyes, not giving it a single moment thought. He knew they were bluffing.)
Ronan Malosi: Don’t you mean the Grand Rampage winner and next Hardcore Champion Kyra?
Kyra Phillips: Well, that’s a matter of opinion. And it seems like Madison Square Garden disagrees with you.
Ronan Malosi: And yet mine is the only opinion that matters.
(The boos grow louder; Ronan raises his hands and waves his fingers as if conducting an orchestra.)
Kyra Phillips: Ronan, in just a few days’ time…
Ronan Malosi: Yes, yes… in just a few days’ time it will be Grand Rampage, and your hero, don’t deny it, we know it’s true, will head into a match with many other individuals with their eyes on the same prize. Admittedly, theirs is a fool’s errand, as they have very limited chances of success, and everyone knows that the real star of that match will be myself. However, I think we all know who is going to win, the others are simply making up the numbers for me to knock down and make my victory that more impressive.
Kyra Phillips: You do realize the odds, right?
Ronan Malosi: I do, but you are talking about the odds that every others person have, not me. I have one thing that every other person doesn’t, that being that I am Ronan Malosi, and they are not. I bring heart, I bring courage, I BRING STAR QUALITY to every event in which I compete. Hence why I am the odds-on favorite to outlast every other Elitist, and take home the grand prize.
Kyra Malosi: I’m not really surprised but you seem very confident
Ronan Malosi: And why shouldn’t I? Look at me Kyra…
(She doesn’t, but Ronan continues regardless.)
Ronan Malosi: See, you don’t, because you know that just like every fan in that arena, you’ll fall in love with the one man capable of leading this company on his shoulders. They boo, they jeer… simply to conform to the agenda that Hurricane Hawk puts forth, but the reality is every one of them wants to either be me or be on me. I’m going to win the Battle Royal Kyra quite simply because I am BETTER. And it doesn’t matter who tries to stop me, they simple will NOT succeed.
Kyra Phillips: OK, so say IF you do win Grand Rampage…
Ronan Malosi: No, WHEN I win Grand Rampage. Say it.
(Kyra shakes his head but does as she is told.)
Kyra Phillips: OK, ‘when’ you win Grand Rampage and claim your place at Pain for Pride, what’s next?
Ronan Malosi: The simplest of questions are the best are they not Kyra? Anyways, after winning I will head into Battle of Egypt and I will defeat that big eared idiot Charlie Marr for the Hardcore Championship. That done, I will then head into Pain For Pride and become Ronan ‘Two titles’ when I become the Answers World Champion.
Kyra Phillips: Last week, Charlie Marr showed that he had different idiots for Battle of Egypt.
Ronan Malosi: And so what?
Kyra Phillips: I’m just saying that it won’t be as easy as you make it sound.
Ronan Malosi: And yet everything I do; I make it look easy.
Kyra Phillips: It didn’t look that easy last week
(The crowd cheers as Kyra references what happened on the cruise ship only seven days ago. Ronan was almost killed. Again.)
Ronan Malosi: What? So, because Charlie Marr got lucky once, it changes things? I’ve always had his number, and if it hadn’t been for the sun reflecting from his knock off Rolex, then it would have been Marr drowning in the ocean. Mind you, those ears do make impressive buoyancy aids. Anyways, I’ve always had his number, and next time he won’t get so lucky. But do you know why these fans cheered when you mentioned it?
Kyra Phillips: No, but I’m sure you are going to enlighten me.
Ronan Malosi: They cheered because I’m still right here, even after all the crap I’ve had to deal with of late. I was placed in a horrific Lake of Fire match with that animal Kassidy Heart, and yet it didn’t kill me, I’m still here. I went through hell and back for the sake of this company, and without a single thought for myself, and Kassidy Heart, DEDEDE’s little pet, couldn’t finish the job. Last week, did you see the footage when it looked like I’d plummeted into the waters below, the tears in the eyes of everyone who was on that ship, the fear in their bones when they thought I had died.
Kyra Phillips: No, I didn’t see any of that.
Ronan Malosi: Well, it happened Kyra, and I realized there and then that I cannot disappoint these fans or put them through that heartache anymore.
(The crowd once again dismiss his words, but Ronan carries on regardless.)
Ronan Malosi: I’ve never again going to leave them wondering if I shall live or die, and I’m going to pay them back with some of the marquee performances of season fifteen.
(Kyra by now seems to have lost the will to live. Ronan totally ignoring everyone’s reaction and narrating his own rhetoric.)
Ronan Malosi: I’m going to end this season with three championships. Grand Rampage, Hardcore, and Answers World Championship, and then go down as THE most dominant Elitist of ALL TIME. I’m here to make sure that…
(Ronan cuts off, looking over Kyra’s shoulder, a look of shock and fear etched on his face.)
Ronan Malosi: Kass…
(He almost runs away from Kyra, wanting to get as far away as he possibly can. Kyra is confused and looks over her shoulder as Veena Adams comes into view. Kyra looks at Ronan scuttling away, and then turned to Veena shrugging her shoulders.)
Veena Adams: What’s his problem?
(Again Kyra shrugs, Ronan now out of view, as the scene cuts to ringside.)
( DING! DING! DING! )
Gina Romano: THE FOLLOWING IS AN ICONIC CUP BLOCK B MATCH!
( “7 Rings” by Ariana Grande blasts throughout the speakers of Madison Square Garden. Veena Adams jerks the curtain and steps out the entranceway to a monsoon of boos. )
Gina Romano: INTRODUCING FIRST! From Greenwich, Connecticut, weighing in at 121 pounds.. SHE IS “THE PRINCESS OF PROFESSIONAL WRESTLING,” VEEENAAA ADAMS!!!!
Deadprez: Veena Adams has another opportunity to earn more opportunities here in the Block B of the Iconic Cup tournament. She has her hands full against the up and coming newcomer known as Haruka Hashimashi who has been hungry to make a name for herself. Adams has said multiple times that she intends on making Saturday Night Showdown her own kingdom, and that will definitely happen if she wins this block and perhaps wins the finals of the tournament.
( “CALLING” by Siam Dream begins to play as the negative mood immediately turns into an ear-deafening positive reception from the New York City crowd. Haruka Kashimashi steps out to the entranceway, smiling and waving towards the crowd as she makes her way down to the ring. )
Gina Romano: AND HER OPPONENT! From Sopporo, Hokkaido, Japan, weighing at 128 pounds.. SHE IS “THE PRODIGIOUS VALKYRIE,” HARUUKKAA KASHIMASHI!!!
Deadprez: Haruka Kashimashi has been steadily learning how to adapt and move in this extremely competitive environment with every match. The Iconic Cup is great because it offers a huge opportunity to every woman here in Elite Answers Wrestling. If Haruka wants to fulfill her lifelong childhood dream, then the Iconic Cup is definitely the best route for her to take at this point in her career. She is definitely going to bring a fight to Veena Adam tonight. We will have to see.
( DING! DING! DING! )
Deadprez: This match is underway as Veena Adams and Haruka circle the ring before engaging in a collar-and-elbow tie-up. Veena Adams goes around the waist and attempts a waist takedown, but Haruka counters and brings Adams into a grounded headlock. Adams tries to maul away at the head to weaken the head, to no avail, and she changes direction and goes for a leg scissors. The leg scissors frees Veena Adams of the headlock, as Haruka rotates around while in it. She attempts a handstand escape from the leg scissors, but Adams grabs both legs and brings her back down. She tries to apply torque to one of the legs, but Haruka kicks forward and goes for a headstand yet again! SHE KIPS UP OUT OF THE HEAD STAND!! AND GOES FOR A DROPKICK!! BUT VEENA ADAMS QUICKLY ROLLS OUT OF THE WAY AND INSERTS HERSELF OUT OF THE RING!
Eve: There is the technical proficiency that Veena Adams needs to beware of from Hakura Kashimashi. It was smart for her to quickly get out of the ring and rethink her strategy, but here comes Hakura as she slides out of the ring and goes around the ring post! ADAMS IS CLUELESS AS SHE TURNS AROUND AND GETS CLOBBERED WITH A FILTHY FOREARM SMASH COURTESY OF THE PRODIGIOUS VALKYRIE! HARUKA KASHIMASHI BRINGS HER BACK INTO THE RING AND GOES FOR A PIN! BUT YET AGAIN, VEENA ADAMS ROLLS OUT OF THE RING TO RETREAT FROM HER OPPONENT! AND HARUKA KASHIMASHA GOES FOR A BASEBALL SLIDE!! BUT ADAMS PULLS BACK THE APRON SHEETS!! HARUKA IS STUCK BETWEEN THE APRON AND THE SHEETS!
Gavin Kirkland: BRILLIANT!! THE CELEBRAL OF VEENA ADAMS IS SUCCESSFUL!! KASHIMASHI HAS NOWHERE TO GO AS SHE NOW TURNS HER HEAD! AND ADAMS TAKES ADVANTAGE OF THE STICKY SITUATION BY SMASHING HER JAW WITH A JUMPING KNEE STRIKE!! AND NOW VEENA ADAMS JUMPS ONTO THE APRON!! AND SHE RUNS ACROSS IT!! AND ABSOLUTELY BLASTS THROUGH THE SIDE OF HASHIMASHI’S HEAD WITH A PRECISION PENALTY KICK!! HASHIMASHI MIGHT BE OUT OF THE COUNT AS VEENA ADAMS NOW JUMPS ONTO THE TURNBUCKLES AND SOAKS IN THE BOOS FROM THE MADISON SQUARE GARDEN HERE TONIGHT!
Deadprez: Veena Adams stops boasting on the top turnbuckle as she now pulls Haruka Kashimashi back into the center of the ring by her shoulders. Haruka Kashimashi is on all fours whereas Veena Adams rebounds off the ropes! AND SHE GOES OVER AND CONNECTS WITH A SCISSORS STOMP TO KASHIMASHI!! AND SHE FOLLOWS IT UP WITH AN ELBOW SMASH TO THE BACK OF THE HEAD!! VEENA ADAMS WITH A BEAUTIFUL COMBINATION OF STRIKES AS SHE NOW HOOKS THE LEG AND GOES FOR THE FIRST PINFALL ATTEMPT OF THE MATCH! WILL THIS BE IT!?!
Gavin Kirkland: HARUKA HOISTS HER SHOULDER UP AT TWO! Veena Adams now puts her back into another headlock. We have already seen Veena Adams use her excellent in-ring IQ to outsmart the newer Hashimashi as she continues to strengthen the chokehold around the neck. Hakura begins to resist out of the headlock, but Adams puts a cap on the resistance with a knee to the midsection. She lets go of the headlock and runs the ropes! ADAM REBOUNDS OFF THE ROPES!! AND HARUKA SLIDES THROUGH THE OPENING BETWEEN HER LEGS! AND SHE GOES FOR A HURRICANRANA!! BUT VEENA ADAMS CATCHES THE LEFT LEG AND HARUKA FALLS RIGHT INTO THE ENTRAPMENT OF A SINGLE-LEG BOSTON CRAB! SINGLE LEG CRAB LOCKED IN AS HARUKA SCRAMBLES TOWARDS THE ROPES!
Deadprez: VEENA ADAMS’ SINGLE LEG CRAB DOESN’T LAST FOR AS HARUKA GETS HER OTHER FOOT AND USES TO THRUST VEENA ADAMS OFF HER LEG! HARUKA GETS UP TO HER FEET!! VEENA CHARGES TOWARDS HER, BUT HARUKA GOES AROUND THE WAIST AND GOES FOR A GERMAN SUPLEX!! VEENA SLAPS THE WRIST AND THROWS A BACK ELBOW!! HARUKA STEPS BACK AND AVOIDS IT!! ROUNDHOUSE KICK TO VEENA!! FOLLOWED BY A ROLLING ELBOW SMASH TO THE BACK OF HER HEAD!! AND NOW HAKURA BLASTS HER BACK WITH A DEVASTATING BACKSTABBER!! HARUKA CALLS THIS HARUKA’ SENSATIONALISM AS SHE HOOKS THE LEG AFTER SUCH A HARD-HITTING COMBINATION OF MOVES!
Eve: KICK-OUT! Haruka Kashimashi gets up to her feet and patiently waits for Veena Adams to get up to her feet. Haruka now runs the ropes and springboards off the second rope! SHE MOONSAULTS OVER!! VEENA ADAMS SLIDES TOWARDS THE ROPES AND HARUKA LANDS ON HER FEET! AND VEENA ADAMS GOES FOR A SPEAR!! BUT HARUKA MIRACULOUSLY BACKFLIPS OVER AND EVADES THE SPEAR!! ADAMS LOOKS CONFUSED AS SHE TURNS AROUND!!
Deadprez: AND HARUKA GOES FOR A SPANISH FLY!! BUT ADAMS COUNTERS AND PUSHES HARUKA OFF HER AT THE LAST SECOND!! HARUKA FALLS FLAT ON HER CHEST AND NOW VEENA ADAMS BLASTS THE BACK OF HER HEAD WITH A KESA GIRI CHOP!! AND NOW ADAMS QUICKLY ASCENDS TO THE TOP TURNBUCKLE!! AND SHE SOARS OVER AND DELIVERS WITH AN EMPHATIC TWISTING MOONSAULT!! TWISTED VEENA CONNECTS!! THIS HAS TO BE IT!
Gavin Kirkland: NOPE!! HARUKA KASHIMASHI IS STILL IN THIS MATCH! This is all for the Iconic Cup here as both women want these points! They want their big match! Veena Adams gets up to her feet and now waits in the corner. She stretches her arms against the ropes while Haruka Kashimura gets onto all fours! AND NOW VEENA ADAMS GOES FOR THE SKULL FRACTURE! BUT HARUKA FALLS BACKWARDS AND ROLLS UP TO HER FEET!! AND CONNECTS WITH A ROUNDHOUSE KICK THAT SENDS VEENA ADAMS REELING INTO THE CORNER TURNBUCKLES!! ADAMS IS UP AGAINST THE TURNBUCKLE AS NOW HARUKA KASHIMASHA CHARGES TOWARDS HER!
Deadprez: HARUKA CHARGES TOWARDS HER IN THE CORNER! A KICK TO THE FACE WHILE SHE MOVES OVER THE TOP ROPE! SHE SWEEPS THE LEFT LEG, SEATING HER INTO THE CORNER AND SHE SLINGSHOTS OVER THE TOP ROPE!! AND CONNECTS WITH A SLINGSHOT DROPKICK TO THE FACE OF VEENA ADAMS! HARUKA KASHIMASHI WITH THE BEAUTIFUL AND YET SATISFYING SPEEDIN’ BULLET 2 HEAVEN CORNER COMBINATION AS SHE NOW RUNS THE ROPES!! AND SHE LOOKS TO FINISH VEENA ADAMS WITH THE RUNNING PENALTY KICK! SUNKISSED RHODONITE!
Eve: WAIT!! VEENA ADAMS GRABS THE FOOT IN MID-AIR!! AND SHE GOES FOR AN ANKLE LOCK!! BUT HARUKA HAS HER OTHER FOOT ON THE GROUND, AND SHE ROTATES OVER!! AND STUNS VEENA ADAMS WITH A KICK TO THE FACE!! ADAMS FALLS THROUGH THE ROPES AND RESTS ON THE ARPON! Haruka Kashimashi walks over and grabs Veena Adams head! ADAMS PULLS DOWN ON HER HEAD AND STUNS KASHIMASHI’S NECK ONTO THE TOP ROPE! HARUKA GRABS HER NECK IN PAIN!
Deadprez: HARUKA IS IN AGONY AS ADAM NOW STEPS THROUGH THE ROPES! WHAT THE!?!? HARUKA IMMEDIATELY CLAPS BACK AND PENALTY KICKS ADAMS THROUGH THE ROPES! SHE DELIVERS THE DEVASTATING SUNKISSED RHODONITE PENALTY KICK AS SHE WAS STEPPING THROUGH THE ROPES AS HARUKA NOW ROLLS HER OVER AND PINS HER DOWN WITH A JACKKNIFE COVER! COME ON!! THIS HAS TO BE IT!! FOR THE 2 POINTS!
Gavin Kirkland: KICK-OUT!! Haruka Kashimura nearly put away Veena Adams right there! Kashimura sees Veena Adams laid out smack dub in the center of the ring and looks back at the top turnbuckle. She smiles as we know what comes next! Haruka steps through the ropes and climbs to where she is most comfortable! Adams is still laid out on the canvas whereas Kashimura looks to take this to the next level! Haruka knows that she has to go high risk if she wants to defeat someone on the level of Veena Adams! AND NOW HARUKA IS PERCHED ON THE TOP TURNBUCKLE WITH HER BACK TURNED!! AND SHE GOES FOR THE PHOENIX SPLASH!!
Deadprez: VEENA ADAMS GETS UP AT THE LAST SECOND AND LUNGES HER ENTIRE BODY INTO THE ROPES!! HARUKA LOSES BALANCE ON THE TOP TURNBUCKLE AND FALLS RIGHT ON TOP OF IT!! HARUKA IS STUCK IN A TREE OF WOE AS NOW ADAMS QUICKLY RUNS THE ROPES!! AND SHE CONNECTS WITH A PUNT KICK TO THE HANGING HARUKA!!! HARUKA IS KNOCKED OUT IN THE TREE-OF-WOE POSITIONED IN RESULT OF THAT SKULL FRUCTURE PUNT KICK!
Eve: VEENA ADAMS NOW CLIMBS TO THE TOP TOPE!! HARUKA IS UNCONSCIOUS, BUT SHE IS IN PRIME POSITION!! AND NOW ADAMS SOARS OFF THE TOP!! AND SHE STOMPS A HOLE INTO HARUKA WITH THE TREE OF WOE FOOT STOMP!! LEAVE YOU BREATHLESS CONNECTS AS YOU MIGHT AS WELL COUNT TO ONE MILLION!! VEENA ADAMS WINS THIS BLOCK MATCH!
( DING! DING! DING! )
( “7 Rings” by Ariana Grande hits to ear-deafening boos as Veena Adams immediately gets off Haruka Kashimashi and poses in the center of the ring in celebration. )
Gina Romano: HERE IS YOUR WINNER… VEENAAA ADAMS!!
Deadprez: A very hard-hitting match between two technical wrestlers and Veena Adams comes out on top! She now gains two points with a pinfall victory over Haruka Kashimashi!
Gavin Kirkland: What a beautiful match! And I am not talking about how bricked up I was behind the announce table! These two wrestled at a high level on none other than a wrestling oriented show, and that is what we love to see! Congrats to Veena! Hmm. I wonder if I could get some of that corporate pussy?
(Veena continues to celebrate as it fades to a commercial for Battle of Egypt: Alexandria Falls.)
(SCREEN BAR – EARLIER TODAY)
(The camera shifts to Mikaela Street who is sitting down with TLA, as he will defend against Adam Lucas with the Answers World Championship on the line at Grand Rampage. As she gets comfortable, Mikaela waves to the camera.)
Mikaela Street: Hello AGAIN EAW Universe and welcome back! I am so excited right now to talk to my next guest, THE EAW Answers World Champion…. TLA!
(He winks at Mikaela as she blushes a little.)
Mikaela Street: First off, welcome how does it feel to be the Answers World Champion and the trust Hurricane Hawk has put on you to represent Showdown with all of these top-level defenses, I mean he really is putting you through the obstacle course, right?
TLA: Yo jefe be a cruel jefe. He be keepin’ a vato down with all of this shit. You know I am quitting the company real quick. Este mexicano be overworked and underpaid out here. It is time for a change!
(Her eyes widened…)
Mikaela Street: !
TLA: Nah nah for real tho it’s all luv and all respeto out here. I be proud to be reppin’ the blue brand and flying that flag like only the real ones do. It be feelin’ muy bien to be the champ once again out here taking on all comers. You know it has already been one hell of a run we stay beastin’ on these defenses tho. I was fired from this company three times and blacklisted for five years. Ain’t nobody would believe a decade ago where I would be standing here today. So when it comes to an obstacle course of challengers made up of the best wrestlers in the world. I say bring it on there ain’t nothing I ain’t prepared to take on con mis manos.
Mikaela Street: I have to ask, many feel like you don’t respect Adam Lucas. Is that true or is this part of your game?
(She looks on awkwardly before answering….)
Mikaela Street: I guess you don’t then.
TLA: Nah nah I got all the luv and respect in the world for the homie. In fact I’m just doing what he asked me to do from the very beginning. Back a month ago y’all know I was teaming with the gringo and he was all down and out after being handed that L from Impact. He be talkin’ about how he lookin’ for some ruthlessness. He be lookin’ for that quality you need to have in order to win. So I show him exactly that. Disrespectful tho? Nah it’s all part of the game and homie hit me with a chair. Hittin’ up the cabeza something fierce so you know I had to get that venganza in. Pero I accepted his apology at the same time. I accepted that shit ruthlessly frfr.
(Smiling a little in relief, she then asks the next question…)
Mikaela Street: There is no doubt that you have had the home field advantage the last month or so during our tour in Mexico, but now you will be defending the Answers World Championship in Ada Lucas’s hometown of New York City where he will have a huge advantage, how do you handle something like that, and could that make him even a bigger threat?
TLA: Yo Adam gets the home field advantage but that also means that homie gets all the pressure. We gonna find out if he gonna crack under that pressure or if he going to win the big one in front of all he familia y amigos. Momentos like that are what EAW is all about. Almost makes me feel bad that imma have to make sure that it doesn’t happen. Lo siento NYC. Ya boi keepin’ on keepin’ on and keepin’ this title belt on.
(A huge grin forms on the face of TLA.)
Mikaela Street: Everyone knows that it doesn’t end here, if you defeat Adam, there is Theron Nikolas in two weeks and then possibly Impact at Pain For Pride, how do you prepare for all of these main event caliber future or current Hall of Famers?
TLA: I prepare by being a current main eventer and a current Hall of Famer. Nah fuck outta here. My ego ain’t running that wild just yet. You know I be beastin’ and feastin’ in that gym. Pumpin’ that iron something fierce. I’ve been in the ring with both Theron and Impact before and I know how good they be but they know how good I be too. I think that combined knowledge gonna make for some real fireworks especially at the end of Pain for Pride when ya boi still standing tall with this title. We be doin’ defenses on defenses on defenses. But what happens when there ain’t nobody left to defend against? La gente merece respuestas.
Mikaela Street: How is Steroid Dawg?
TLA: Steroid Dawg mah dawg that. A good dawg that. You know y’all should really ask her yo self.
Mikaela Street: :whoa:
TLA: Nah don’t worry Steroid Dawg ain’t here. She would eat you.
Mikaela Street: :lupe: !!!
TLA: You have to help me Mikaela. Steroid Dawg just keeps getting bigger. Year after year. I don’t know what to do anymore. She doesn’t seem to age either. She’s been alive for like a ridiculously long time for una perra. I think something unnatural is going on and we have to get to the bottom of it.
Mikaela Street: Uh… I love dogs but… uh…. You’re on your own there.
TLA: :picard: !
Mikaela Street: Finally, any last words for Adam Lucas?
TLA: Fuck you Adam. I’m going to kill you in your sleep pendejo.
(Again Mikaela looks a bit nervous…)
Mikaela Street: I see. I will be calling the police then.
TLA: Fuck! Not the feds. Not again. Es broma chica. Tranquilo. Nah you see Adam we goin’ to war cabrón and I know that deep down you ready as fuck for this moment. So am I. We are going to steal the show and live up to the legacy of all the greatest wrestling matches that New York City has had in the past… then we gonna surpass all of em. If y’all thought the payback I gave you when I accepted that disculpa was disrespectful tho. Wait until you see what I got in store for you when the oro be on the line. You know imma be slicin’ and dicin’ with my machete you best come at me next time with more than a pen dawg.
(TLA winks at the camera as Mikaela again looks a little uncomfortable before nervously smiling and waving to the camera…)
Mikaela Street: Thank you so much for being here TLA…. and uh…. Watch Grand Rampage! Yeah… that’s it EAW Universe, remember that Mikaela Knows Best! XOXO!
(Mikaela and TLA start some small talk as the camera fades to the ring and Gina Romano in calling the next match.)
Gina Romano: Ladies and Gentlemen… The following contest is scheduled for one fall…
Crowd: ONE FALL!!!!
Gina Romano: And has a ten minute time limit and is a New Era Classic Group D match!
(The EAW crowd roars loudly as now all eyes divert to the stage…
The arena goes dark….
The sound of a Hellcat scratching through the screen is seen with a roar….
Fireworks blast off the entrance as “Just Stop” by Disturbed plays throughout the arena…..
The beautiful and confident Pandora Paisley walks out in her black and cheetah print wrestling gear, fedora and glasses, standing at the entrance way looking out into the crowd as they shower her with a mixed reaction. She lowers her glasses and winks, looking around at the crowd, screams and then smirks before turning to look behind her which is when Lucas Knight and Johnny Airhart walk out respectively to boos from the crowd…)
Gina Romano: Introducing first, hailing from Blackpool, England… She is being accompanied to the ring by the Rogues Gallery… PANDORA PAISLEY!!!!
(All three now pose on the stage for a moment before walking to the ring, each with a determined look in their eyes. Pandora starts to jaw jack, sometimes yelling obscenities at some fan’s even at one point being held back by Knight with one particular fan. Once at ringside Pandora gets to the apron and hops up to the ring as the crowd looks on, flipping over the ropes back first. Once inside the ring Pandora goes to the corner, climbing it and posing in her own confident way before dropping down and walking to the middle of the ring where she takes off her entrance attire, she then walks over to her corner where Lucas and Johnny stand by the aisle waiting for her opponent…)
Gavin Kirkland: Rogues Gallery out in full force here tonight, looking to get back to winning ways which I think Pandora is well equipped to do tonight.
Eve: For once I’ll agree with you, but it won’t be an easy task and we all know how Lucas Knight handles failure for those under him. Just look at what he did to Pandora a few weeks ago.
Gavin Kirkland: I’d rather forget.
Deadprez: That was uncalled for without a doubt, but you’re right that will be playing in her mind and against a talented dude like Abel Itami the Hellcat had better be on her guard, the wrestling world is watching.
Gina Romano: And her opponent…
(The lights go out causing the crowd to buzz with excitement as the opening to 9 5 . South” – J. Cole hit’s over the P.A System. An assortment of lights beam around the arena before focusing onto the stage as the curtain’s part ways where Abel Itami confidently walks out onto the stage.)
Gina Romano: Hailing from the Provence known As… Upolu, Samoa! He is ABEL ITAMIIIIII!!!
There is a mixed reaction from the crowd, they’re torn between booing and cheering the man. Abel stars out towards the ring and the ringside area while holding both sides of the towel that hangs around his neck. His focus right now are the two men at ringside, Lucas Knight and Johnny Airhart. He begins to walk down the aisle towards the ring, still confident as always only now he stops at the base of the aisle where Lucas stands, the two men going eye to eye.
Eve: Oh dear… What is going to happen here?
Deadprez: I don’t know but neither man is moving.
Both men stare eye to eye, Abel just looking for a reason to do something. Lucas has his hand up signalling for both Johnny and Pandora to do nothing. Lucas instead smiles and extends a hand.
Lucas Knight (Off Camera): You’ve got nothing to worry about mate, Johnny and I are just observers here. Good Luck.
Gavin Kirkland: Don’t trust him, he’s a snake.
(Abel looks down at the hand of Knights and back at the Alpha King and shakes his head before heading off in the opposite direction, not shaking the hand. The look on Knight’s face says it all, he clearly took offence to that but Atami doesn’t care one single bit. He leaps up onto the apron and enters the ring before quickly scaling a corner and looking out to the crowd. He removes the towel and drops it down to the floor before climbing down and leaning into the corner to wait for the match bell to ring.
Deadprez: Focused look there on Abel tonight, huge opportunity for him to get a valuable win and get one over the Rogues Gallery.
Eve: They have been coming up a little short here and there, Lucas Knight not successful in last week’s Grand Rampage preview.
DING!!! DING!!! DING!!!
Gavin Kirkland: The bell sounds and away we go! Pandora and Abel come out of their respective corners and begin to circle each other. Neither wants to make the first move and weigh up their options before locking up in the middle of the ring. Abel grabs hold of and locks in an arm bar which he transitions into a hammer lock. OOF! Pandora swings a wild elbow and connects with the side Abels jaw which forces the break of the hold. I felt that shot from here.
Eve: No doubt there was some venom behind it that’s for sure, but that only motivated Abel more it seems. A boot to the gut of Pandora and another, he grabs hold of her head and delivers a stiff right hand of his own. Pandora doubles back against the ropes and abel looks for The Superkick however Pandora is quick to duck under the attempt and in doing so rolls him up with the hook of the tights!
Deadprez: KICK OUT BY ABEL! The official was none the wiser to the hooked shorts of Abels and it’s Atami who is back to his feet first as is Pandora now. Abel not even wasting time on complaining to the official and going back on the offensive with a knee to the gut of Pandora. He clubs her back twice before pulling her back up and Irish whipping her across the ring.
Gavin Kirkland: Knight and Airhart watch on the outside as Pandora returns from the Irish whip into the slingblade from Abel Itami who now covers.
Eve: PANDORA KICKS OUT BEFORE TWO! The crowd groans a little but it’s Abel Itami in control as he mounts Pandora not giving her a chance to gather her senses. He fires off right hand shots which she attempts to block. Pandora here looks like she could be in trouble here but NO. Johnny Airhart is on the apron now and Abel quickly jumps off Pandora and rushes to the ropes!
(Abel does exactly that, looking to clothesline Johnny off the apron, but he is too quick as he jumps back down. Obviously doing what he set out to do.)
Deadprez: Pandora back on her feet now thanks to that assist from Johnny Airhart. The referee reprimands him while Pandora and Abel go back at it. Pandora connects with a right hand of her own before switching it up to a forearm shot. Abel blocks and goes for a haymaker of his own which Pandora ducks under and goes behind him. Pandora lifts Abel up and hits a back body drop before rolling away.
(Outside we see Lucas watching while the referee continues to argue his point with Airhart who seems to be doing it now on purpose. Abel winces a little and rolls over to his stomach and starts to get back to his feet but is stopped in his tracks when Pandora rakes her nails across the back of Abel Itami causing him to scream out in pain before falling towards the ropes.)
Gavin Kirkland: OOOOOOOOOOOUCH!! That ain’t foreplay let me tell you, she raked those nails just like a damn hellcat!
Deadprez: The officials attention is back on the match finally no thanks to Johnny Airhart but that distraction could prove enough with that rake to the back of Abel. Abel is now holding his back while the official checks on him having told Pandora to back away much to her annoyance.
Eve: Lucas has called her over and is telling her something, god knows what but whatever it is it seems to have calmed her down.
Gavin Kirkland: It looks like she drew a little blood from his back, she’s gonna love that!
Deadprez: Abel tells the official he can continue which was the signal Pandora needed. She sprints across the ring and drops an elbow across the back of Abel Itami which flattens him out on the canvas. She is back up and hits a leg drop across the back of his head. And another and ANOTHER!!!
Eve: Multiple leg drops in quick succession from Pandora to the back of Abels head, and now she rolls him over quickly for a cover hooking both legs.
Gavin Kirkland: NOOO! Atami kicks out!! He rolls away and gets to his feet quickly as does Pandora. She rushes him but is taken down by a clothesline! But the Hellcat pops back up to her feet only to get taken down again and again with another clothesline. Pandora is up one final time only to get scooped up and slammed down into the canvas. Abel quickly runs up and vaults to the top turnbuckle!
Deadprez: Like a damn cat himself! He turns and wastes zero time before leaping off the top rope and driving an elbow to the chest of Pandora Paisley! The crowd loved that unlike Knight and Airhart. He covers!!
Eve: NOOO!! KICK OUT BY PAISLEY!! Airhart leaps onto the apron but this time Abel Atami is wise to it and is up and hits a Superkick on Airhart! Johnny falls to the outside and holds his jaw which Lucas watches…
(Knight is seen walking over to where Airhart is and shaking his head and looking back at the ring. Abel is inviting Knight into the ring, his confidence rising with Pandora down however that is what he thinks. Pandora isn’t down.)
Eve: Abel invites Knight into the ring, possibly looking for the DQ but Pandora sneaks up from behind and locks her arms around his waist and hits a back suplex. Atami rolls to the ropes and holds his back again.
Gavin Kirkland: Pandora doesn’t go on the offensive though, she exits the ring to check on Airhart to see if he is okay. God what I would give to get some attention from a woman like Pandora like that. She helps Johnny to his feet and…
Deadprez: SUICIDE DIVE FROM ABEL ATAMI!!! The distraction from Airhart to Pandora was enough to give Abel time to get back to his feet and hit that Suicide dive on both of them!!! Knight shakes his head in disbelief while looking at some fans who goad him. Abel’s focus though is Pandora who he pulls up and throws into the ring apron with authority.
Eve: Abel pushes her back and tells the crowd to shush.
Abel Atami: Shhhhhhhhhh
(The crowd goes quiet for a moment and the only sound that is heard is a loud thunderous slap to the chest of Pandora Paisley.)
Crowd: OOOOOOOOH!!! ONE MORE TIME!!
Eve: The crowd wants another and Abel gives it to them, he hits a second chop and then a third each one seemingly hitting harder than the last! Pandora pushes Abel away to try and create some separation but he catches up to her with a double axe handle to the back causing her to stumble into the ringpost.
Gavin Kirkland: Pandora has looked better in other matches at this point, but Abel isn’t letting up. He rolls her into the ring, with the hellcat getting to her feet best she can. Abel rolls in after her and is back up and rushes Pandora.
Deadprez: PAisley had other ideas though and a spinning heel kick just misses Abel who ducked under the attempt as he runs the ropes. Paisley spins on her heels but its too little too late as a running boot catches her hard. Knight slaps the canvas now thoroughly annoyed as Abel Atami covers.
Eve: NOOOOOOO!! Pandora kicks out, Knight was screaming blue murder almost at her to kick out and she did just that. Abel pulls her up while looking at Knight who is not happy. He locks in a front face lock and now Knight gets onto the apron, oh boy here we go…
(Knight has leapt onto the apron, Abel quickly lets go of Pandora who drops down to the canvas momentarily. Abel tells Knight to get into the ring but just stands there.)
Deadprez: Knight isn’t moving off that apron, the official now interjecting as well. Abel is goading Knight like the fans were earlier. But he isn’t letting them get to him, he’s just smiling…
Gavin Kirkland: And theres why, Pandora is up and hits a russian leg sweep from behind Abel Atami. She rolls over and looks to be seething now herself. Knight points at Abel and demands she finishes him.
Eve: Pandora nods and grabs hold of Atami and rolls him onto his stomach before grabbing his arms. Oh god we know what this is, what she is thinking of doing. The crowd anticipates it themselves and OOOOOH’s after the curb stomp.
Deadprez: Vicious curbstomp there from Pandora, there was an exclamation point on the end of THAT one let you tell me courtesy of Lucas Knight. Paisley flips Abel Atami over and covers hooking both legs, that has to be it.
Eve: NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! KICKOUT BY ABEL ATAMI!!! SHE CAN’T BELIEVE IT! AIRHART CAN’T BELIEVE IT!! KNIGHT CAN’T BELIEVE IT!!
(Pandora sits up and holds her head in surprise, she shakes her head and begins to argue with the official that it was three, but he is adamant it is two.)
Gavin Kirkland: Come on now Pandora don’t argue with the referee, it is getting you nowhere! Focus on Abel Atami, that is what Knight’s face is saying.
Deadprez: Abel rolls away towards the ropes and starts to pull himself, Pandora turns and rushes at Atami for the Love tap but Atami rolls through and is up on his feet and connects with an elbow!! Pandora stumbles into the ropes before staggering towards Abel Atami who scoops her up and hits a backbreaker!
(Pandora cries out in pain now holding her back. Atami is back on his feet and already scaling the corner looking for another elbow drop. As Atami steadies himself, once again Johnny Airhart leaps onto the apron to do something but as he approaches Atami. It is Abel who leaps off and hits a clothesline to the outside which takes Johnny off his feet as Atami lands on his feet at ringside.)
Crowd: HOLY SHIT!
Eve: Wow, talk about landing on your feet! Pandora might be the Hellcat but Abel is giving her a run for her money in the feline department right now.
Deadprez: Abel rushes around the ring before sliding back in, the official is looking at Johnny Airhart who is laid out completely. Pandora is down and everything is going Abels way, he too now looks at Airhart from the ring, the official now holding him back as Abel talks trash while Jonny stirs.
Gavin Kirkland: Johnny is getting back to his feet outside the ring. Inside the ring Pandora is still down.
(The crowd is rowdy right now for the chaos that is ensuing in the match, Abel is hyped as he feeds off the crowd. He turns to focus back on Pandora however it isn’t her he finds, it’s Knight who clocks him with a stiff right hand behind the officials back. Atami drops like a ton of bricks as his lights have been put out. Knight drags Pandora on top of him before exiting the ring.)
Eve: OH MY GOD, WHAT DID HE HIT HIM WITH?!
Gavin Kirkland: I DON’T KNOW BUT THE OFFICIAL IS BACK IN ON THIS MATCH AND SEES THE COVER!!
Deadprez: OH NOT LIKE THIS!!
DING DING DING!!!
Gina Romano: Ladies and gentlemen, the winner of this match as a result of a pin fall and scoring Two Points in the New Classic Era… PANDORA PAISLEY!!!!
(Just Stop by Disturbed hits over the P.A System as boos immediately begin to fire off from the capacity crowd. Lucas Knight rolls into the ring and gets to his feet before helping Pandora up to hers and raises her arm. She doesn’t even look like she knows what is what right now but Lucas hugs her before being joined by Johnny Airhart as well.)
Eve: What a crock! What did he hit him with?!
(A Replay comes up momentarily for the benefit of those watching at home to reveal that the moment Abel Atami turned around, Lucas hit him with a pair of Brass Knuckles which he promptly put back into his jacket pocket.)
Gavin Kirkland: Simple yet effect, brass knucks are a popular choice that is for sure.
Deadprez: Popular or not, Abel got robbed tonight.
(Abel is being tended to by the physician at ringside, the referee is also trying to figure out what is going on but Lucas Knight quickly kicks Abel to the outside and takes the mic from Gina Romano….)
Lucas Knight: I will see this piece of excrement at the Grand Rampage but more important is Pandora.
(She looks at Lucas Knight again a bit confused.)
Lucas Knight: I now know for a fact you are not ready to compete at the Grand Rampage after tonight, this waste of space should have been dealt with quickly and swiftly, instead he almost beat you. After the last week when making Danny Tanner submit, I was certain you had turned the corner, love. I guess I was wrong.
Pandora Paisley: WRONG!?
(Lucas Knight sighs, turning to Pandora and smiling almost regretfully, rubbing the bottom of her smooth chin and silky skin….)
Lucas Knight: Yes, wrong. Maybe I have too much faith in you right now, when I see the talent, the total package, I want it to translate to success but when is that going to happen!? This match should have been academic! But love, this is the building blocks of a young career and I know you will continue growing in time. Until then….
(A vicious backhand knocks Pandora down and on her back. Lucas shakes his head with remorse, he then points at Jonny Airhart who nods and slides out of the ring attacking Abel Atami.)
Deadprez: JONNY AIRHART GRABS ATAMI AND THROWS HIM INTO THE BARRICADE! HE IS KICKING HIM DOWN AND LUCAS IS STANDING OVER PANDORA!
Eve: How could he hit her!? This is too much! THIS IS TOO MUCH!
Gavin Kirkland: It’s discipline! She was a bad kitty but not her beautiful face!
(Lucas hears the crowd cheering, he turns around and sees ARIA running down to the ring,)
Deadprez: ARIA IS MAKING A BEELINE TO THE RING AND SLIDES IN SHE TACKLES LUCAS KNIGHT DOWN WITH A THESZ PRESS! SHE ISN;T TOO HAPPY ABOUT LOSING OUT ON THE NEW ERA CLASSIC AND SHE HAD SEEN ENOUGH! ARIA IS ALL OVER LUCAS BUT HERE COMES JONNY AIRHART AND ARIA JUMPS ON JONNY TOO!
Eve: ARIA IS A BALL OF FIRE AND SHE IS WAILING ON JONNY AIRHART BUT LUCAS IS BACK UP….FLYING NECKBREAKER ON ARIA! DAMN IT!
(ARIA is down rolling on her back holding her neck as Lucas and Jonny begin kicking her down! ARIA is trying to cover up but she can’t, Knight picks her up where Jonny holds her up in a Full Nelson. Knight has the mic…)
Gavin Kirkland: They have ARIA now! Where are the Ice Aces!?
(The camera shifts to the back as the Ice Aces are trying to get out of their locker room but a steel pipe has the door locked. They can’t get in and from a distance we see Ronan Malosi smiling as he walks away whistling.)
Gavin Kirkland: That’s where they are at! Ronan and the Rogues are brilliant! They did this on purpose! They were suckering ARIA out here!
(Pandora is slowly back up to her feet, holding the side of her face.)
Lucas Knight: Now this is your chance, love! Show her! Show me! I did this for you! YOU ARE THE HELLCAT! SHOW ARIA WHY YOU ARE THE FUTURE OF THIS COMPANY!
(Pandora looks at ARIA, her fists are balled up ready to strike her, seething, breathing heavily but suddenly the fans start to cheer as Pandora lowers her arms and stance, she hesitates for a moment and looks at Lucas Knight…. Shaking her head regretfully…)
Eve: PANDORA IS REFUSING TO STRIKE ARIA!
Deadprez: ABEL ATAMI IS IN THE RING WITH A STEEL CHAIR AND HE JUST CRACKED THE BACK OF JONNY AIRHART WHO CRUMBLES TO THE MAT AND ROLLS OUT OF THE RING! HE TAKES A SWING AT LUCAS KNIGHT BUT HE DUCKS AND JUMPS OUT OF THE RING TOO ALONG WITH PANDORA!
(Officials run to the ring, helping the ones that are already there, separating everyone. The Rogues Gallery retreats to the back as ARIA rolls out of the ring while Abel is inside the ring with a chair as the chaos continues to ensue and everyone is separated…)
Eve: WE NEED TO GET ORDER RESTORED! WE WILL BE RIGHT BACK!
(The camera fades to a commercial break amid the scene.)
(As it fades back from the commercial break, it cuts to Gina Romano inthe ring ready to announce the Main Event… ‘Sweet Dreams’ by Eurythmics, Annie Lennox & Dave Stewart plays, prompting a ton of boos from the fans. Harper Lee walks out to the stage dressed to compete with her Specialists Championship in tow. )
( DING! DING! DING! )
Gina Romano: The following is an Iconic Cup Block A tournament match scheduled for ONE FALL, and it is our MAIN EVENT OF THE EVENING!!! Introducing first, already making her way to the ring, she is our EAW SPECIALISTS CHAMPION… HARPERRRRRRRRR LEEEEEEEEE!!!
( ICONIC CUP NAMEBAR: “Harper Lee / 2 wins / 0 losses / 0 draws – 4 points” )
Gavin Kirkland: Here comes our resident overachiever! An abusively prominent fixture of our season who just HAS to get her hands on another accolade. And wouldn’t you know it? She’s walking into her third match in the Iconic Cup tournament with two wins and zero losses :eyeroll: Does she ever not find herself completely exhausting?
Deadprez: I doubt Harper ever gets tired of winning. It’s not enough to be one of the longest reigning champions of the season, she’s done a bang up job in the Iconic Cup tournament so far, bumping off Lisa Wren and Lila Vandran. As usual even with the butting heads with Kassidy Heart, and the ongoing tiff with Ximena happening on Dynasty, she’s still managed to stay focused on each and every match.
Eve: Harper has pretty big expectations to fulfill. It comes as no surprise that Harper is as locked in as she’s been, considering After all she’s in a tournament dedicated to the great Brody Sparks holding the same title that Brody made famous.
Gavin Kirkland: Oh come on you did NOT need to try and make this sentimental.
Eve: :shrug: Wasn’t trying.
Garvin Kirkland: Well now I’m crying anyways.
( ‘Nothing Helps’ by ONE OK ROCK comes on and the crowd cheers as Mary S. Atlas makes her entrance, embracing the love of the audience. )
( ICONIC CUP NAMEBAR: Mary S. Atlas / 0 wis / 2 losses / 0 draws – 0 points” )
Gina Romano: And her opponent, from St. Louis, Missouri, she is a member of the ELECTRIC SAVAGES, MARRRYYYY S. ATLAAAAAAAS!!!
Gary Kirkland: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzge_j-_PME
Eve: :snoop: Can you let Mary make her entrance in peace? It’s been 5 seconds!
Gavin Kirkland: THAT’S WHAT SHE SAID!
Deadprez: Why would you self drag like that :mjlol:
Gavin Kirkland: I can have candor when the moment calls for it Deadprez! I’m just saying, if I had the night with a woman like Mary she’d drain my soul out of my balls in a heart beat! Mary Atlas? More like Mary Atlast you’re here to sit on my face! :blessed:
Eve: Okay that’s more than enough, can we please switch subjects?
Deadprez: The score card speaks volumes for where both ladies are coming into this main event match from. Mary most definitely is in a place where she needs to up the ante, especially without her partner in crime Becca Black out there to support he.
Eve: That’s right Hurricane Hawk made absolutely sure that the Electric Savage / Queens Court rivalry would have no place spilling into Showdown – especially not in the middle of the Iconic Cup tournament of all places. It goes without saying that the ideal turnabout is to decide who out of their respective blocks are the most worthy to advance to the finals at Pain for Pride.
Gavin Kirkland: It’s not impossible for Mary to turn it around even though I’d love nothing more than to turn her around, however it is going to take an extraordinary effort to put herself in any sort of serious running for Block A.
Deadprez: It’s gonna take serious effort to beat Harper Lee no matter who you are. It’s a heluva wall in between Mary and her first set of points, but that’s a wall that she looks ready to climb.
( DING! DING! DING! )
Gavin Kirkland: There’s a joke in there about “walls” and what I’d like her to climb but I’m going to refrain because Eve is on the verge of hitting me. What I will say though is that looks can be deceiving, Mary can want to earn herself two or even three points tonight, but I highly doubt Harper is up for giving away a submission again the way she was for Kassidy Heart.
Deadprez: Like hell she is. You can see Harper getting in Mary’s face, talking smack, but Mary has been on the offensive lately especially in her rivalry with Queens Court and we can see that in the way she mushes Harper in her face! Mary and Harper snap right into a collar and elbow, really going at it under the close supervision of the referee. Harper turns that into a side headlock eventually taking Mary to the ropes. Mary tries to push out of it but Harper ends up bringing Mary to the mat with a side headlock takeover. There’s a head scissors by Mary to get out of that, they come up, but Harper puts Mary right on her back with a shoulder bump!
( Harper stands over Mary S. Atlas shaking her head and sharing discouraging words )
Gavin Kirkland: Harper is flat out encouraging Mary to stop wasting everyone’s time and roll over already :mjlol: I admit Harper can be unintentionally funny, even for a soccer mom.
Deadprez: KICK TO THE FACE FROM MARY WHILE SHE’S ON HER BACK! I’ll bet you Harper didn’t find that funny! Mary glides up to her feet and hits a big time shoot kick to the knee! A hobbling Harper is bracing her right leg, Mary comes in for a strike, but Harper blocks that and takes Mary down with a big haymaker! She rises… DRAGON FIST!!!
Eve: Mary catches the oncoming arm and spins Harper a full 360! NICE PELE KICK SENDS HARPER LEE THROUGH THE ROPES AND ENDING UP AT RINGSIDE! Harper was not a fan of that, she storms back into the ring and wants some kind of running strike, but Mary dips underneath and comes rebounding off of the ropes with a beautiful slingblade! Hooks both legs!
Ref: OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONNNEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!! TTTTT-
Gavin Kirkland: Hardly a “two”, hell I think it was a one, but she certainly folded Harper in half there. Mary beats Harper to the punch and whips her into the corner. MARY MIGHT WANT ‘9 MILES’ — BUT HARPER COUNTERS THE HELLUVA KICK WITH A ROLLING CONVERSION INTO THE CALF CRUSHER!!!
Deadprez: Oh oh oh! Almost! Mary was almost trapped in Harper’s ‘Devil’s Fruit’ but she finds a way to get enough leverage to have her free leg planted on the ground, and now GOT A WHEELBARROW PIN COUNTER OUT OF THE CALF CRUSHER!
Ref: OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONNNEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!! TTTTTTTTTTTT-
Eve: Another kick out right before “Two”, Harper is taken up onto Mary’s shoulders for a brief moment before Harper lands behind her and SLAMS A FOREARM STRIKE TO THE LOWER BACK AREA! Mary drops to the floor with a grunt on that! Harper isn’t letting up for a moment, sending down stomps to her grounded opponent and ignoring anything the official has to say about it. She’s sending close to a dozen stomps down on any open part of the body that she can find! Mary rolls to the apron allowing Harper to back away and get as much momentum as she needs, before running forward and sending Mary flying off the apron with a baseball slide!
Gavin Kirkland: Let the bodies hit the floor, Mary hit the floor damn hard. Leave it to Harper to put 110% into a bloody baseball slide.
Deadprez: I don’t know if there’s a single move that Harper delivers without maximal effort, she almost never phones it in no matter the opponent no matter the night.
( Harper Lee descends to ringside and makes an insulting remark which riles up the New York City crowd. She notices Mary S. Atlas holding her left arm as she is almost back up. )
Deadprez: HARPER TAKES MARY’S ARM AND SLAMS IT INTO OUR DESK NOT ONCE, NOT TWICE, BUT THREE TIMES! Mary tries to create separation, Harper right on her tail though but MARY WITH ANOTHER SHOOT KICK! Not so fast Harper has the kick scouted, spins Mary around and Mary clocks her with a back elbow! Both ladies stumble to the ground temporarily but not for more than a couple of seconds, Mary paces around the ring steps looking for some more separation presumably before she goes back on the offense –
Eve: HARPER TAKES THAT ARM AND SLAMS IT AGAINST THE RING APRON! Now sends her back into the ring. Harper climbs over The Princess Of Missouri for a cover.
Gavin Kirkland: Kick out. Harper isn’t taking her chances, she grabs Mary by both of her wrists and is actually thinking about finishing this?? She has both arms trapped leading into a potential curb stomp, EVEN PLACING THE FOOT ON THE BACK OF HER NECK, BUT MARY OVERPOWERS HER AT THE LAST SECOND WITH A DOUBLE ARM TAKEOVER! Mary’s trying to deal with the soreness on her arm caused by Harper, but Harper’s too quick to the draw for her to handle, blasting her with a roaring forearm strike sending Mary against the ropes.
( Harper Lee wrings Mary S. Atlas’ left arm against the top ring rope, prompting a count from the official. )
Ref: Not the ropes Harper, let go! 1! … 2! …. 3! …. 4! …
Deadprez: Harper relents, but not without a toe kick right to Mary’s bicep! Mary rolls out of the ring and is leaned back against the apron for some reprieve.
Crowd: LET’S GO MARY! :clap: LET’S GO MARY! :clap: LET’S GO MARY! :clap: LET’S GO MARY! :clap: LET’S GO MARY! :clap: LET’S GO MARY! :clap:
Harper Lee (off-mic): Aww you guys! I love you too! 🙂
Eve: HARPER IS TAKING OUT THE FANFARE MARY IS RECEIVING OUT ON HER! PULLING MARY OFF OF THE GROUND BY HER HAIR, AND DRAGGING HER BACK INTO THE RING! Harper brings Mary to enough of a vertical position to twist the arm at a high angle, really doing what she can to bend Mary’s arm at an unnatural angle, using both of her hands to do it!
Gavin Kirkland: Mary however retorts with a stomp to the foot! Simple but effective! Harper wants another forearm, but Mary traps the arm, spins behind and twists Harper around RIGHT INTO A DISCUS ELBOW! Harper’s dropped to all fours and she’s guided up from the mat with a rear waistlock, and SENT RIGHT OVER WITH A NICE GERMAN SUPLEX!!! COVER!
Gavin Kirkland: Two count only. Mary rises at the same speed as Harper, purely for observational purposes only, until they’re both at a knee! AND THERE’S A WHAMMY OF A BUZZSAW KICK TO THE SIDE OF THE HEAD! ANOTHER COVER!
Deadprez: Shoulder comes flying up, but not with the same quickness as a second ago.
Gavin Kirkland: I’m surprised it didn’t knock her the hell out! Mary is going right back to work with a series of strikes targeting the head! Harper’s trying to cover herself up and the referee himself is having to get involved due to the rapidfire nature of those strikes!
Ref: Let up Mary, she’s on the ground! 1! 2! 3! 4!
Eve: Mary backs away holding up her hands, nodding and complying with the official. You can see the physical discomfort in Harper’s body language not just from the pain but from not being in the drivers seat. Even in the middle of a match she is still just as subject to her pride as at any other point in her day. Mary has allowed Harper to come to a rise and she tries to take Harper’s head off with a reverse roundhouse!!! Harper managed to avoid it and she pushes Mary into the ropes, comes right after her with a JUMPING REVERSE BULLDOG!!!!
Deadprez: But Mary clutches the ropes just in time! Harper got nothin’! She hits the deck and Mary SPRINGBOARDS OFF OF THE MIDDLE ROPE FOR ‘CUTTER CULTURE’!!!!!! GOT IT, MARY S. ATLAS MIGHT BE GETTING HERSELF ANOTHER TWO POINTS TONIGHT!
Gavin Kirkland: SHOULDER UP BY HARPER! But what a counter by Mary!
Deadprez: A highly intuitive display from that young lady, something you’d expect to see from wrestlers 10 years her senior. Mary Atlas heads to the corner, performing the ritualistic ‘Goldprint stomps’ made famous by the legendary Heart Break Boy. Madison Square Garden is clapping and stomping in unison, in support, while Harper finally makes it back up… INTO A ‘HEADSHOT’!!!!!
Eve: SUPERKICK DOES NOT CONNECT! ‘DEVIL’S FRUIT’ COUNTER BY HARPER TAKES MARY TO THE GROUND!!! THAT WAS A SICK TRANSITION AND IT WAS EXACTLY WHAT HARPER LEE NEEDED! MARY IS TRYING TO ARCH HER BODY UP FOR THE SAME KIND OF COUNTER THAT SHE DID BEFORE, BUT HARPER YANKS BACK ON THE TRAPPED LEG AND HAS BASICALLY SUBVERTED ALL OF THE LEVERAGE OUT FROM UNDERNEATH MARY’S LEGS!
Gavin Kirkland: You can see Mary digging her nails into the canvas and taking great big drags towards the ropes!
Harper Lee (off-mic): THINK ABOUT YOUR TEAM, MARY! YOU WOULDN’T WANT TO BE USELESS AGAINST QUEENS COURT, DO YOU?!
Gavin Kirkland: MORE PRESSURE ON MARY, MENTALLY AS WELL AS PHYSICALLY! HARPER KEEPS FINDING CONTINUAL WAYS TO ADD MORE TO WHAT I ALREADY BELIEVE WAS A MAXIMALLY APPLIED SUBMISSION! MARY MIGHT NOT HAVE MUCH OF A CHOICE, AND UNFORTUNATELY THE SOCCER MOM HAS A POINT, SHE HAS A HUGE MATCH AGAINST THREE HALL OF FAMERS TO PREPARE FOR! SHE CANNOT BE A LIABILITY TO HER TEAM!
Eve: Mary isn’t letting that faze her, she twists her body around to get her fingers an INCH beneath the bottom rope! The referee calls for the hold to be broken! What a relief that’s got to be for Mary Atlas as well as some of these fans.
Deadprez: Harper isn’t hesitating to break the hold, she’s moving purely logically and not emotionally, and instead is dragging Mary away from the ropes by the same leg and hits a stomp directly into the left shoulder! Got to love how random some of Harper’s attacks are, they keep you off guard and keep her opponents paranoid for lack of a better term. She lifts the right leg and hits a STOMP behind the knee! Turns Mary around from her back onto her front and wants a SINGLE LEGGED CRAB! PERFECTLY APPLIED!
Gavin Kirkland: Mary really should not have let herself be caught in that, she’s right back to where she started! HARPER IS ACTUALLY PULLING BACK EVEN FURTHER, SHE IS JUST ABOUT FOLDING MARY IN HALF! FIRST OF ALL :damn: THAT FLEXIBILITY :drool:
Eve: I don’t think it’s flexibility when you’re being forced into that position, Gavin 😐
Gavin Kirkland: MOTHER MARY I NEED TO TURN MARY INTO A MOTHER IF IT’S THE LAST THING I DO!
Deadprez: HOLD UP, MARY JUST MANAGED TO REACH BACK AND IS TAKING HARPER TO THE MAT WITH A NECK CRANK, AND COUNTERS OUT OF THE SINGLE LEGGED BOSTON CRAB WITH A MUTA LOCK!!! DESPERATION FORCED MARY TO PULL THAT OUT OF HER HAT, AND IT MIGHT EVEN BE WHAT LETS HER PULL AWAY WITH THE WIN!
Eve: Harper Lee is using pure strength to tear away at Mary’s grip, and rotate her body just enough to fight her way out of the Muta Lock. It certainly helps when you’ve been able to deal some damage of your own the way Harper did to Mary’s arm, which you can see is covered with bruises. Mary is fighting back and is trying to re-apply the Muta Lock!!! But Harper slams a number of headbutts into Mary’s head! The two have each other in a mutual headlock of sorts, but Mary’s too shaken up to keep it going, Harper is in control!
Gavin Kirkland: DISCUS LARIAT FROM HARPER!!! BICYCLE KICK COUNTER BY MARY! SHE FOLLOWS UP, REAR WAISTLOCK INTO THE RIPCORD KNEE STRIKE!!! Nobody home! Harper baseball slides beneath the uncoming knee behind Mary, and as Mary turns around Harper sends her into the turnbuckle with a HARD Irish whip. Spine rattling collision into the corner has got Mary staggering out of the corner — WHAAAAMMM!!! A RUNNING ‘RED SKULL’!!!! WHAT AN UNGODLY HEADBUTT BY HARPER, AND SHE DROPS RIGHT OVER THE CHEST FOR A COVER!
Deadprez: Mary is still in this! That was a crazy fucking strike, just the sound of it even had the hard to impress New York City crowd shook. Harper takes her time to clear her mind and circle the ring, no doubt formulating a game plan and knowing full and well that she has the opportunity to do that. She’s takes Mary up and into her arms, backpedaling towards one of the turnbuckles, wanting an EXPLODER!
Eve: MARY DIGS HER NAILS INTO HARPER’S FACE AND HER EYES! SHE’S CLAWING AND MIGHT EVEN BE IMPALING THE SPCIALISTS CHAMPION OUT OF AN EFFORT TO AVERT THAT THROW, AND IT SEEMS TO HAVE WORKED, MARY SHIFTS HER WEIGHT IN HER FAVOR AND COUNTERS WITH A BRAINBUSTER!!!!!! HARPER JUST GOT SPIKED RIGHT ON TOP OF HER HEAD! MARY IS STILL ROLLING THROUGH THOUGH, INTO A SMALL PACKAGE!
Eve: Kick out!
Gavin Kirkland: What a brainbuster rolled through into a small package! I’d like Mary to have my small package.
Deadprez: Harper rolls out to the apron trying to use to the ropes to get herself back up. Mary is getting air back into her lungs and is actually taking the same amount of time as Harper to get to her feet. Mary, still in the ring, takes another moment before turning to — OHH!!! SLINGSHOT SPEAR BY HARPER, CUTTING RIGHT THROUGH MARY ATLAS!!! HOOK OF THE LEG!
Deadprez: Kick out by Mary! WOW what resilience it took by Harper to come back from that brainbuster at the right place and the right time!
Eve: It is a rare gift to be able to move into the right places unconsciously as you would with actual planning, which is what Harper does in that ring every single night.
Deadprez: Always appearing to be a step ahead. It’s as if she knows where she is at all times, or maybe she’s just got enough in her arsenal to be able to whip out the most devastating attacks at any moment’s notice. Maybe a little bit of both!
Gavin Kirkland: La dee da dee da, slob on her knob. Good grief, you two!
Eve: Hey we have to sit here and withstand you sexualizing Mary, let us appreciate their actual talents!
Gavin Kirkland: Excuse me Eve but have you seen that ass?! That IS a talent!
Deadprez: Mary is already back up with expressions of fatigue all over her face, WATCH OUT! ‘HOUSE OF BALLOONS’!!!!!!!
Eve: MARY COUNTERS OUT OF THE BACKSTABBER WITH A TILT-A-WHIRL GUTBUSTER AT THE LAST SECOND!!! AWESOME, AWESOME COUNTER BY MARY, AND SHE’S BACK ON THE GROUND DRAGGING HERSELF TO THE NEAREST CORNER!
( Mary is sweating with bruises all over her left arm, she uses the turnbuckle to pull herself up and the “Let’s Go Mary” chants resume from the sold out Madison Square Garden. )
Gavin Kirkland: MARY ATLAS IS VISIBLY WINDED BUT YOU CAN HEAR THAT THE CROWD IS ON HER SIDE, AND IT MAY BE ENOUGH TO PUSH HER BACK OVER THE LINE AND GET HER HER FIRST TWO POINTS OF THE ICONIC CUP! SHE’S UP TO THE 2ND ROPE… SOON TO BE 3RD…
Deadprez: STEP UP KNEE STRIKE!!! MIDDLE ROPE VARIATION OF THAT UNFORGIVING SHOT DAMN NEAR SENT MARY’S HEAD FLYING OFF! Thankfully it’s still on her shoulders, and Harper is on Mary’s headtop, climbing up that same corner sending down a number of strikes right to the face. She hoists Mary up to a crouched over base at the top rope, high above the ring, and Mary comes back down with some forearm strikes of her own! She’s up to four! Five! Six!
Eve: HARPER CUTS HER OFF WITH A DEADLY SPLITTING PUNCH STRAIGHT TO THE MIDSECTION! MARY IS STUNNED AND SHE IS IN EXTREMELY DANGEROUS TERRITORY NOW… HARPER JOINS MARY UP AT THE TOP TURNBUCKLE, AND DIVES OFF WITH AN ENORMOUS SPANISH FLY!!!! PLANTED RIGHT INTO THE CENTER OF THE RING, HOOK OF BOTH LEGS!
Gavin Kirkland: KICK OUT!!! THAT WAS NANOSECONDS FROM THREE!!!
Deadprez: This crowd can’t believe it!
Eve: I myself can’t believe it! I thought for sure that was more than enough to put Mary away, I’d say the same about anybody in her shoes.
Deadprez: Harper looks deadass annoyed, she’s getting more and more sick of this match as the clock ticks forward. Rather than sitting there and pouting much more Harper wants to put this away, she picks Mary up without letting too much time pass. It’s taking a bit longer than usual because she’s having to lug Mary’s dead weight up, but once she does SHE HAS HER SET UP FOR RAGNAROK!!!
Gavin Kirkland: MARY LANDS BEHIND HER, SMOOTHLY CONVERTING INTO AN INSIDE OUT ARMDRAG! Harper’s back up, Mary can’t even beat her to the punch, and HARPER HITS A RETALIATORY SHINING WIZARD! NO FEINT SHINING WIZARD TRANSITIONED INTO A REVERSE ROUNDHOUSE KICK TO THE BACK OF MARY’S HEAD.
Eve: BUT MARY USES THE ONCOMING BOOT AT THE LAST SECOND TO SPIN HARPER AROUND, AND CAUGHT HER WITH THE RIPCORD KNEE STRIKE!!! Harper drops to her face, and Mary is clawing into the right position while the fans are fully immersed in the drama of this main event Iconic Cup Block A match.
Deadprez: Harper’s fought her way up, ONLY TO BE TAKEN BACK DOWN WITH A TRIANGLE DROPKICK! MARY SCRAMBLES OVER HARPER TO COVER!!!
Ref: OOOOOOOOOONNNEEEEE!!! …
Gavin Kirkland: SOCCER MOM STAYS ALIVE!
Deadprez: Mary buries her face in her hands, knowing that she was on the cusp of putting the EAW Specialists Champion away, but Harper had enough left in the tank.
Eve: it’s taking everything for Mary to keep it together, but she knows that she has to, and the supportive MSG audience is waiting on her next move with bated breath. Harper Lee is doing all that she can to create some separation and hopefully find an escape route maybe. Mary has her locked in her sights, look at the competitive fire, she is willing herself into her next move!
Deadprez: AND IT MIGHT BE HER BIGGEST MOVE YET!! HANDSPRING OFF THE ROPES INTO CUTTER CULTURE!!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: NO NO NO! HARPER PUSHED OUT! HOUSE OF BALLOONS!!!!!!!! THIS CAN’T BE!!!
Deadprez: WHATEVER WIND WAS LEFT IN MARY S. ATLAS WAA JUST DRIVEN RIGHT OUTTA HERE, THERE’S A COVER, COUNT TO 20!
( DING! DING! DING! )
Gina Romano: HERE IS YOUR WINNER AND SCORING TWO POINTS! THE SPECIALIST CHAMPION…. HARPER LEE!!!!
(‘Sweet Dreams’ by Eurythmics, Annie Lennox & Dave Stewart plays as Harper rolls off wincing in pain but with a smile on her face as the referee holds up her arm in victory. She takes the Specialists Championship and raises it in the air as to almost taunt her opponent at Grand Rampage, Ximena Velazquez.)
Deadprez: Big win for Harper Lee and two points. As she continues her dominance in the Iconic Cup tournament but now she heads into the Grand Rampage and defends the title against Ximena, Harper has been on a roll and right now nothing can stop her!
Eve: Mary S. Atlas brought the fight for sure but ultimately fell short. She had some chances to take it but in the end the champion was too much.
Gavin Kirkland: She is still hot and has that going for her! But a great win for Soccer mom!
(Harper continues to pose as the feed cuts to an ad for Grand Rampage and the last commercial break….)
(As the camera cuts back from commercial break, “M3tamorphosis” – Playboi Carti ft. Kid Cudi starts to play throughout the arena as the fans stand up and boo.Impact slowly walks down to the ring showing off his abs wearing a jacket with no shirt on.)
Deadprez: We are joined by Impact and the spotlight is on him with one week away to the Grand Rampage and the chance to Main Event Pain For Pride! Everyone knows that he wants to make sure the match is his and Hurricane Hawk forced him to defend it.
Eve: But if ANYONE can do it? It is Impact, we saw him almost do it last year against none other than New Eden and this year is no different!
Gavin Kirkland: Hard to bet against this man, and look at those abs, he went from fat to bodybuilder in like three weeks!
(Impact gets to the ring with a mic in hand…)
Impact: Being in the Grand Rampage to SECURE, make no mistake about it, that is exactly what I am doing, securing my spot at Pain for Pride because I have ALREADY EARNED IT. Unlike the 29 other Elitists in this match that are trying to win theirs, this should be a foregone conclusion. Tell me what I did wrong? Help out a kid that needed some guidance and now he is stabbing World Champions with pens, that was ALL me. Yet Hurricane Hawk sees it as if now instead of my road already paved there, I need to protect it and that is exactly what I will do. The Grand Rampage is a huge opportunity for any of these losers to finally make it big and Main Event the biggest spectacle of the year which I have done on countless occasions just like winning the Grand Rampage.
Crowd: YOU SUCK!!!!! YOU SUCK!!!!! YOU SUCK!!!!
(Impact just smirks not giving a care about what anyone thinks of him right now.)
Impact: Unlike so many others in this business the last thing I will claim this to be is some conspiracy against Impact. I’m too old and wise to think any differently. I look at TLA and Adam Lucas, don’t really care either way how you New Yorkers feel about your hometown boy, but what are they wrestling for, huh? Who faces me at Pain For Pride. I already beat Adam and as for TLA? I have already beaten him too and this time I get my title back, but the only way to preserve it? Is to win the Grand Rampage. I looked at the list, I’m not that impressed. Truth be told, Showdown has the ONLY chance of winning the Grand Rampage as you saw last year when I almost took the victory over New Eden and it took THREE of them to eliminate me after I had almost won the whole thing! What makes you think that I won’t do it again? The Grand Rampag…..
(Suddenly he is interrupted with the sounds of ‘King’s Dead’ by Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, Future, James Blake as the crowd stands up and cheers as Limmy Monaghan walks out. Impact looks toward the entrance way as he gets a standing ovation as Limmy walks to the ring with mic in hand….)
Deadprez: Limmy Monaghan is here and he’s heard enough from Impact!
Eve: And while Impact did make some valid points. There are 29 other wrestlers that are looking to Main Event Pain For Pride as well!
Gavin Kirkland: This is about to get real interesting!
(Limmy walks to the ring with a mic….)
Limmy Monaghan: I have been waiting all night for this Impact, for you to come out here and claim the Grand Rampage is all yours because there is some self-entitlement in doing so. I get it, I think we all get it to be fair. I just don’t think I really give a damn if I’m to be transparent here. I don’t care if it is ten times for you or not, the fact is the rest of us? We have just as good a chance as any, because remember…. It is the luck of the draw and what would happen if you ended up number one? Think you can pull a Drake King again this year? No, because there isn;t a Myles or a Minerva to have your back in doing so.
(Limmy slides in the ring as Impact looks on amused…)
Impact: Shut up jackass. Are you being serious right now, I think the ONLY reason you came out here is because after losing to TLA nobody gives a damn about Limmy Monaghan.You’re a lot like Adam Lucas, all the talent in the world and no brain to control it. It is a shame really, but if you are going to come out here and disrupt my time? Then maybe you won’t make it to the Rampage, kid.
Limmy Monaghan: I think its sad actually Impact, because you;re already convinced and this is yours for the taking but what you haven’t realized is that you have the biggest bullseye on your back and there isn’t a single person in the Grand Rampage who is NOT gunning for you. If you want to get froggy? We can jump right now and….
(But before he could finish his sentence, “The Rumbling” by SiM starts to play throughout the arena as a reaction of mixed boos and cheers blanket it, Theron walking out with purpose and grace, he too has a smirk on his face and walks by the announce table with mic in hand….)
Deadprez: THERON NIKOLAS IS NOW OUT HERE! PARTICIPANTS IN THE GRAND RAMPAGE ARE COMING OUT AS IMPACT WAS MAKING HIS DECREE AND NOT VERY MANY TOOK KIND TO IT!
Eve: Theron is out here with a purpose, and a guaranteed show at TLA or Adam Lucas in a few weeks in Egypt or not will not change what he wants to accomplish at the Grand Rampage!
Gavin Kirkland: I don’t know what to do with all these abs in the ring right now!
(Theron slides in and stands in front of both Elitists…..)
Theron Nikolas: There is a lot of talk out here about who is winning what. It is no secret I have been very frustrated with this past season, but like the mantra goes, it doesn’t matter how you start, but how you finish. And my story has been told and truthfully I don’t like it, but winning at the Grand Rampage? Well while also having a title shot already I wouldn’t mind having the option of two things, one a second chance if something goes wrong in Egypt, and two? If I win at the Grand Rampage and Egypt? I GET TO CHOOSE MY OPPONENT and it won;t be any of you two!
(The crowd oh’s as Limmy and Impact both look at Theron who cracks a smirk.)
???: This is cute!
(The fans erupt in boos recognizing the voice, they then see Ronan Malosi, Jonny Airhart and Lucas Knight walking out in tandem.)
Lucas Knight: I see three wanks in there talking about what seems to be the guarantee, but see fellas, men like Ronan and myself have been in this game far too long to fall for it, especially Theron and Impact? Come on mates, you two are veterans, the Grand Rampage is the ultimate game of craps. Either one of you and yes, Limmy you too can roll snake eyes and be 1-2-3 having no bloody chance at winning.
Ronan Malosi: That’s what I love about this British Gent, he knows how to articulate how sorry all three of you are in the ring. Ronan Malosi? The Rogues Gallery, minus Pandora of course but she will still be a presence, we are going to do what New Eden did last year and then? Then we will…..
Impact : SHUT THE HELL UP!
(The crowd actually cheers as Ronan is interrupted. He looks rather perturbed and looks over at Lucas Knight who nods, the three of them storm the ring….)
Deadprez: AND WE HAVE A DONNYBROOK! ALL SIX MEN ARE IN THE RING NOW AND THEY ARE FIGHTING! JONNY AIRHART IS GETTING PUMMELED BY LIMMY AS LUCAS KNIGHT AND THERON ARE TRADING BLOWS! RONAN AND IMPACT ARE LIKE THE HATFIELDS AND THE MCCOYS! AND WAIT A SECOND….. HERE COMES CHARLIE MARR!
(Charlie Marr slides in without anyone knowing with a chair and slams it on the back of Airhart who falls to his knees, he slams it on Ronan! He slams it into Theron….he….._
Eve: AYU MEGUMI OUT OF NOWHERE DIVES OFF THE TOP ROPE RIGHT ON CHARLIE MARR AND THE CHAIR GOES FLYING! AYU WHO IS PARTICIPATING IN THE GRAND RAMPAGE IS ALL OVER MARR! IMPACT GRABS RONAN AND SLAMS HIM INTO THE TURNBUCKLE!
(The crowd roars….)
Gavin Kirkland: AMIR YUSUF IS RUNNING DOWN TO THE RING! HE SLIDES IN AND DROPKICKS LIMMY MONAGHAN! THE FANS ARE ERUPTING! HE DROPKICKS RONAN MALOSI! CHARLIE MARR IS THROWING AYU OFF HIM AND IS BACK UP BUT SHE FLIES AND BODYPRESS ON MARR! NO HE CAUGHT HER AND THROWS HER ON LUCAS KNIGHT!
(FInally the crowd stands and looks at the big man slowly walking out, Roberto De La Rosa as he cracks his knuckles and bolts into the ring….)
Deadprez: ROBERTO DE LA ROSA IS HERE! HE SLIDES RIGHT IN AND HUGE SPINEBUSTER ON AYU MEGUMI! HE LIFTS UP JONNY AIRHART AND THROWS HIM OVER THE TOP ROPE BUT NO! AIRHART RAKES HIS EYES AND DROPS TO THE MAT, HE HANGS DE LA ROSA BY THE NECK! AS ALL THESE GRAND RAMPAGE PARTICIPANTS ARE IN THE RING!
(Limmy fights back on Theron now, as Impact is choking Lucas Knight with his boot, Amir is now on Charlie Marr as the crowd loves the scene they are watching…)
Eve: LIMMY SEES JONNY ON THE APRON AND RUNS AT HIM BUT HIST DE LA ROSA INSTEAD! AS HE FLIES OVER THE TOP ROPE BUT HANGS ON, RONAN THOUGH RECOVERS AND RUNS TO THE ROPES THROWING LIMMY AND ROBERTO OVER THE TOP ROPE! THE FANS ARE STUNNED AS LIMMY LANDS ON HIS FEET AND RONAN IS LAUGHING WHEN AYU MEGUMI DROPKICKS RONAN FROM BEHIND AND LIMMY HOLDS DOWN THE ROPES AS RONAN GOES FLYING OVER!
(The crowd explodes in cheers as Ronan looks shocked but Ayu is quickly grabbed by Lucas Knight and launched over the top rope!)
Gavin Kirkland: WE ARE GETTING A MINI PREVIEW RIGHT NOW OF THE GRAND RAMPAGE! THERON NIKOLAS AND IMPACT ARE FIGHTING IN THE CORNER AND THEY ARE LEANING TOWARD THE ROPES, BOTH MEN ARE LIFTED BY CHARLIE MARR AND THROWN OVER THE TOP ROPE! THERON HANGS ON AND IMPACT IS SHOCKED! WOW! CHARLIE MARR AND…. NO! AMIR YUSUF FROM BEHIND GRABS MARR AND THROWS HIM OVER AND HERE COMES JONNY AIRHART AND LUCAS KNIGHT THEY DOUBLE CLOTHESLINE AMIR OVER THE TOP ROPE AND THE ROGUES GALLERY STANDS TALL!
(The crowd boos when suddenly the crowd cheers…..)
Deadprez: Wait…. What?! ABEL ATAMI SLIDES IN FROM BEHIND AND HE CLOTHESLINES BOTH ROGUES GALLERY MEMBERS DOWN! HE GRABS JONNY AND THROWS HIM OVER THE TOP ROPE ON RONAN BU RONAN SIDE STEPS AND JONNY LANDS FLAT ON HIS BACK ON THE OUTSIDE! RONAN WASN’T ABOUT TO CUSHION THE FALL WITH IS OWN BODY! LUCAS KNIGHT FROM BEHIND AND HE GRABS ABEL, RONAN TAKES HIM FROM THE OUTSIDE AND ABEL IS THROWN OUT OF THE RING AND LUCAS KNIGHT IS THE LAST MAN STANDING AND…. GOD’S REQUIEM! THERON FROM BEHIND AND LUCAS KNIGHT WAS PLANTED! BACK TO HIS FEET AND THERON EASILY THROWS HIM OVER THE TOP ROPE!
(“The Rumbling” by SiM starts to play throughout the arena as Theron stands in the middle of the ring alone. Impact is now up and watching with disdain as Limmy looks on nodding, the Rogues Gallery and Ronan huddle back up, Charlie Marr is in a seated position looking into the ring, the rest are watching as Theron raises his arms….)
Eve: COULD THIS BE A TASTE OF THINGS TO COME! WE WILL FIND OUT IN SEVEN DAYS AT GRAND RAMPAGE! THIS IS ONLY A THIRD OF THE FIELD, WHAT WILL HAPPEN! AS YOU CAN SEE IT IS ANYONE’S GAME!
Gavin Kirkland: I’M JUST EXCITED TO SEE WHAT HAPPENS NEXT WEEK! ALL THESE DIFFERENT THINGS GOING ON AND ALL THESE ABS! WHAT A CARD WE HAVE FOR GRAND RAMPAGE!
Deadprez: THIS COULD BE A GLIMPSE INTO THE FUTURE! WE WILL FIND OUT! FOR EVE AND GAVIN KIRKLAND… WE WILL SEE YOU AT GRAND RAMPAGE LIVE FROM YANKEE STADIUM! GOODNIGHT EVERYBODY!
(The last shot is of Theron Nikolas and Impact glaring at one another while Limmy and Ronan are face to face as the Rogues Gallery pulls Ronan, the chaos ensues with all the participants in the Grand Rampage surrounding the ring.)
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