(EAW intro plays.)
(The scene fades into an excited Harper Lee walking inside the empty arena. She rolls her luggage behind her. Harper is more than excited to get back to the ring for the first time since Under Siege. Nothing would make her happier than to get a well-needed victory.)
???: Harper, just the person that I wanted to see!
(Harper Lee stops in her tracks at the sound and presence of the interim General Manager, Ryan Wilson. Ryan has a smile on his face as he seems pretty calm about the situation.)
Harper Lee: Hi Ryan, did I do anything wrong? :lupe:
Ryan Wilson: No, Harper; you didn’t do anything wrong, but I just wanted to bring some news to you. You see, we’ve been trying to get a hold of Veena Adams all day. We’ve heard from the EAW travel agents, who are responsible to book all the fights that Veena never made it to her flight from Greenwich. As General Manager on this, I am always thinking about circumstances like this. I need to think about what is going to be best for me and my roster, but unfortunately, we won’t be able to do you versus Veena this week.
Harper Lee (whispers): What a coward. I swear, she has to be hiding somewhere.
Ryan Wilson: I’m sorry, Harper, but Veena is not even at the arena tonight. It’s not like she’s hiding in this arena. I’m not feeding you a bunch of lies because I believe you need someone that is going to be fully honest with you.
Harper Lee: Does that mean I have to sit out tonight? I mean, I don’t mind watching the show, but I really wanted to be part of the show.
Ryan Wilson: Of course not. I’m finding you a replacement opponent for tonight. You will get your match with Veena when everything gets resolved. Keep your head up.
(Ryan Wilson walks out of the camera shot. Harper Lee is the only person left on the camera, but she seems pretty bummed about not getting her match with Veena Adams. She would have loved nothing, but to get her match with Veena and knock her down a couple of pegs, but Harper is going to make most with whatever opponent she’s now scheduled to face.)
(PREVIOUSLY ON SHOWDOWN…)
(RECAP: It begins with Ryan Wilson cutting his first promo since becoming interim General Manager of Showdown. He lays down the law, makes a couple of rules and lets people know if they’re good, they will be rewarded down the line.)
(It goes with the fuckery of The Bozo Victims Unit and Shaker Jones attacking Bruce Everett and Tom Ferrari before their triple threat match against Dray Fontana. It fast forwards to Shaker’s match against Bronson Daniels with him utilizing the Bozos to the best of his ability, but Bronson manages to counter Shaker’s roll up and steal the victory.)
(It pans to Veena Adams in a phone call with her Uncle Ryan Adams. She questions why she was not given the position of General Manager. Mr. DEDEDE explains that Veena is way more than a wrestler and he would be doing her a favor by showing her full potential to the entire world. After the phone call, she and Harper Lee have a confrontation. The two women have an exchange of words before Harper challenges Veena to a match next week on Showdown, but Veena doesn’t seem to want to, but eventually agrees to it.)
(It transitions to a backstage interview with former PURE Champion, Harlow Reichert. Harlow reflects on her emotions due to her title loss and where she believes that her future is going to take her. She says that she has a few ideas on what her road to Pain for Pride could be, but people will know soon enough.)
(It forwards to PURE Champion Jake Smith taking on Santo Muerte. This is a highly competitive and intense match up. Alexis Chambers seems unimpressed by the whole thing. Jake plans to put a stop to the match by getting out The Chambers Family PTSD Invoker — which is the same weapon that Jake used on Alexis’ older brother last year. Alexis manages to take the weapon away from Jake. We forward towards the ending of the match with Lance Blackfyre making his presence known. Alexis tries to stand up to him, but Lance begins to ragdoll the small woman. Jake tries to put a stop to Lance’s destruction. Santo manages to Tope Con Hilo himself on Jake before taking him to the ring and connecting with the Death Note to get the biggest victory of his career.)
(We pan to an interview with Cameron Ella Ava via satellite. The topics that get mentioned are her husband’s surgery and recovery, what the Triple Threat Match at Grand Rampage is looking like and her emotions towards it. Kyra Phillips brings up Jamie O’Hara’s aspirations to main event Pain for Pride and becomes Answers World Championship, which irritates Cameron and cuts the interview short.)
(It transitions to the whole fuckery between Mr. DEDEDE and Kassidy Heart becoming Quarantine-sitters for Xander Payne’s children. It pans to Xander Payne versus Jordan Payne with Xander’s wife Peyton Payne as the special guest referee. Highlights of this Match of the Decade bout are seen. We pan towards the ending of the match where the final of the whole fuckery between DEDEDE and Kassidy plays, which pisses Xander to where he connects with Last Sedation on Jordan for the win. The scene ends with Xander and Peyton leaving the ring and possibly the arena in search of their children.)
(COLD OPENING: Different parts of the EMPTY Cajundome in Lafayette, Louisiana are shown. Due to the COVID-19 outbreaks and thanks to Chris Elite’s Gawd Contract, fans will not have the opportunity to experience this edition of Showdown at the arena, but in the comfort of their own homes. The camera pans to the three announcers — Gavin Kirkland, Eve and Deadprez all in their special Gawdzilla Pro Masks and gloves; however, Gavin is wearing a hazmat suit.)
Eve: Welcome to this unique edition of Saturday Night Showdown! LIVE from the empty Cajundome in Lafayette, Louisiana!
Gavin Kirkland: I hope all the EAW Universe who was supposed to be in this arena tonight as long as everyone else watching this show is staying at home and washing their hands! This is an interesting scenario that EAW faced when we returned to the United States. We had to cut our last portion of the South America tour short. We went straight to the United States. Everyone who is scheduled to appear tonight — even me, Eve and Deadprez– were tested for Coronavirus earlier today and we’ve all tested negative. :blessed:
Deadprez: We in Elite Answers Wrestling are taking safety precautions to make sure that all of us are healthy. With Grand Rampage around the corner, we want to make sure that all of our Elitists are in the most healthy state possible. Any sign of a cough or sneeze will get the Elitists sent back to their homes, where they will be under quarantine.
Eve: I pray that this situation ends soon, but we like to thank everyone that tuned in to escape all the troubles of the world. We got an excellent show ahead of us tonight! In our main event, we see the Answers World Champion herself, Cameron Ella Ava clashes with The Bozo Victims Unit Head Detective, Shaker Jones!
Gavin Kirkland: Kyra Phillips will also conduct an interview between Cameron Ella Ava, Mr. DEDEDE and Xander Payne later in the show.
Deadprez: Despite the circumstances, we do plan to bring excitement to the table.
(“Starboy” by The Weeknd plays throughout the arena. Ahren Fournier comes out smiling and dancing around but stops in his tracks. He takes off his sunglasses and looks around the empty arena. He has no idea what’s going on. A butler looking man starts walking out onto the stage with Jennipurr on a pillow throne. She’s schleep. Ahren starts yelling, and making a scene.)
Ahren Fournier: What the hell is this?!! Where is the audience?! Why am I here?!! I REFUSE! I’LL SUE!! NO AUDIENCE NO AHREN!! LETS GO JENNIPURR!
(Ahren Fournier turns to walk out of the arena, but Ryan Wilson shows up with security stopping Ahren from going any further.)
Ahren Fournier: JENNIPURR ATTACK!
Ahren Fournier: KILL JENNIPURR KILL!!
Ahren Fournier: NO MERCY! GET EM!
(She is snoring.)
Ahren Fournier: Yeah alright.
(Ahren Fournier and the butler with Jennipurr walks down the ramp with an upset look on his face. He has the butler walk up the ring steps and sit on a middle rope for him. They both get in the ring, and Ahren directs for a mic.)
Deadprez: After the utter disappointment that was the ILLIONAIRES, I’m curious as to what Ahren has to say.
Eve: I’m sure he’ll be filled with excuses, so whatever he does say..
Gavin Kirkland: BAAAAAAA BAAAAAAA THE GOAT HAS ARRIVED!!
(Ahren Fournier’s eyes dart over to the announcers table)
Ahren Fournier: I can literally hear every word you’re saying, shuddup. Deadprez you think that the ILLIONAIRES were a complete and utter failure? A disappointment? A disaster? Well you’re right, it was; but you can’t blame me for the utter disgrace that Chris Elite is. Look at me, look at him; he is WOAT AF, and couldn’t even carry Jennipurr around let alone me. I joined the tag team division for the sole reason of becoming a Triple Crown Champion, I thought it would be ez pz. How hard could being the Tag Team Champion be right? It’s just where people that have nothing else to do go, and waste time for a second.. But this idea was planted into my head, by a lying, lazy, sack of shit known as Chris Elite. This man came to my dressing room with TEARS in his eyes, and talked some.. sniff sniff Please Mr. GOAT, I need some relevancy, could you please wave your magic wand and make me something special again? I was feeling nice of course, because I’m one of the nicest GOATS of all time. So I took this charity case in, and I tried to make the most of it.. But then…. We wrestled together.. And it came to me… THIS GUY SUCKS! No wonder I’ve beaten him 10 times. I had a lapse of judgement, and delusions of what could be. Very sad I know, I was made a fool because I’m just so kind.
Ahren Fournier: But no Oliver Twist Elite… You can put your little paws down, and shut your mouth, because you will not be getting any more relevancy from me. You lose all our matches, and then have the audacity to run away before I can slap you around. You are what I always knew you to be, terrible. But let’s move past it, that’s all done now.. It’s time to have our eyes toward the future. Ahren is single and ready to mingle if you know what I am saying. With the shackles off my hooves, I can start swinging at some dudes. I no longer have to have mental pep talks to some loser that isn’t at all what he claims to be in front of the cameras. No no, you’re good, don’t worry about what the internet says.. OMG you were World Heavyweight Champion, you’re so good.. SIKE BITCH! YOU TRASH! THE INTERNET WAS RIGHT. But yeah. I know none of you people in the arena tonight… All 3 of you… Bih’s.. Think that I still have it. No one thinks of Ahren Fournier as anything worth shit. That’s not what we’re going to be doing for much longer, because no one is going to disrespect the GOAT like that. I know that I have a lot of proving to do, Chris Elite did his best to try and ruin my career.. But It’s time to remind you all, how I got the name GOAT to begin with. It started against Ring Master, and I’m not stopping with that. Ring Master was just the beginning.. I showed that he is no Master of the Ring, he might as well be the Ring Mopper… HA get it?! Like a Janitor?? Announce team?? Hmm?
Gavin: RING MOPPER! THAT’S SUCH GOOD SHIT!
Ahren Fournier: Someone has a sense of humor, boom! People forget that I was the hottest thing in all of EAW for half the year last year. People forget that I am the greatest Interwire Champion of all time. I won the EAW Champion and carried Voltage on my back. The most premier talent that EAW has to offer. I transcend what it means to be a professional wrestler, and rest assured I am embarrassed that that title of “professional wrestler” is attached to my name, but I bear that burden on the regular. I am what every wrestler should aspire to be, a media mogul, a businessman, a pop culture icon, and a fashionista that could dress a wild baboon and make him a top model. Look into my eyes and see if I’m full of shit.
(The camera zooms into the intense look of Ahren Fournier. At that moment, you can see the look of determination and desires of his eyes. Everything in his is sick of being overlooked by the so-called “flavors of the month.” He is sick of him not being seen as the hottest talent on this brand and he wants all of that to change.)
Ahren Fournier: I don’t care about anyone’s opinion of me. Everyone has their favorites around here, but for 4 years, I’ve been here consistently, no breaks, doing what I do at a high level. Do I take the week off when I see fit? Sure, but I do it in the ring against lesser opponents that couldn’t touch me even on my worst day. You want to see a fire lit under the GOAT? You want to see me actually try? Well if you remember the last time I tried to show what I could do, I beat Jamie O’Hara and Mr. DEDEDE. I became Interwire and EAW Champion. Perhaps, I lost my way a little, but to my core, I know who I am, and that is better than all of you. I deserve to be on the posters that the fucking nerds that make them continously leave me off of. I deserve to be on the website that these fucking nerds refuse to put me on. I’m consistently left off of promotional shit, and why? Hmmm JEALOUSLY PERHAPS?! I have earned the right to be on every single poster ever created. But I guess things that make sense don’t really happen in EAW.. I mean Jaded Hearts are Tag Team of the Decade like.. LOL! What a Jaded company it continues to show itself to be..
Ahren Fournier: But let me just remind you.. All of you…. Every single one of you… I am better than you. You can point to the failure of the tag team, but you try to win with Chris Elite as a partner and tell me it’s possible. The man has accomplished two things in 10 years, and neither one of those accomplishments went very well. I have been consistently the most must see, ratings draw on Showdown and in EAW. I am the person that creates a new trend whenever I see fit. And now, with all the chips down, what more do I have to lose? My credibility has taken a hit, and it is time to get that back. Far too long we’ve had the same fucking people in Pain For Pride again and again doing the same shit. Someone leaves, comes back, and is given the world. What about me? What about Ahren? Do we really need to see Rex McAllister again? Do we really need to see some “shock” return to be handed a title again? Do we really need to have the same old shit that everyone is tired of seeing? OR! Or… It’s time for something new… It’s time for an old friend, that has been the unsung hero backbone of this company for years. To take this shit by the throat, and make it his bih. I’m not waiting around, and letting an opportunity come to me. I’m burning my own path into the fabric of this company. Jennipurr and I, we are taking our throne and it begins at Grand Rampage where I will throw thirty-nine other men and women for an opportunity to reclaim the Answers World Championship. I could care less on whether you’re Cage, Rex McAllister, Charlie Marr or whoever else you think MIGHT have the top spot… I’m coming for you and the GOAT, will reign supreme… The Road to GOATdemption.. Starts now.
(Ahren Fournier’s mic drops as “Starboy” picks up again.)
Gavin Kirkland: The GOAT adds his name to the Grand Rampage Match!!! :blessed: If there is anyone on the Showdown brand that could win the match, it has to be Ahren Fournier. He has a huge chip on his shoulder.
Eve: If Ahren is able to keep this energy going to the Grand Rampage, he could probably pull this entire thing for us.
Deadprez: Ahren Fournier has a ton of competition from Rex McAllister, Cage and Charlie Marr. There’s also the task to out last thirty nine other Elitists, but we’ll see how things pan out for Ahren!
(Commercial break promoting a recap of last night’s episode of Dynasty!)
Gina Romano: The following contest is a Triple threat and it is scheduled for ONE Fall! Introducing first from Saitama, Japan! Weighing in at 187 pounds, he is the “Silent Animal” MITSUBACHI!
(‘Black Honey’ by Thrice starts to play throughout the arena as MITSUBACHI slowly walks out. He looks at the ring and makes his way down, not paying attention to the empty arena around him, he slides in, sitting in the corner waiting for the match to begin.)
Deadprez: MITSUBACHI is here and he’s ready to make an impression for Showdown.
Eve: He really is, well-touted Japanese wrestler who we have seen and now he looks to make his home here in the EAW against a man with a cult following in Jordan Payne and Brian Perkins, we are looking at possibly the future on display tonight.
Gavin Kirkland: A very dangerous man looking to make a name for himself, but he has two other hungry wrestlers looking for the same thing.
(As Black Honey fades, ‘Nowhere to Run’ By Fozzy starts to play as Brian Perkins steps out, with a smirk on his face, he slowly makes his way to the ring.)
Gina Romano: The second opponent, he hails from Philadelphia, PA., weighing in at 190 pounds, “The Alpha” Brian Perkins!
(Perkins slides into the ring, looks over at MITSUBACHI before climbing the second rope and raising his hands, dropping down staring at his opponent.)
Eve: Good looking, fit and fast, The Alpha looks to dominate this match.
Gavin Kirkland: These two are under two hundred pounds, the heavyweight is about to come in.
Deadprez: Perkins looks ready, he and MITSUBACHI haven’t taken their eyes off each other.
(Nowhere to Run starts to die out, “Mad City” by Kendrick Lamar start to play, Jordan Payne stands at the top of the runway, raising his arm up before pointing at his opponents and heading down to the ring.)
Gina Romano: The final participant, from Coventry, England! Weighing in at 242 pounds, he is Jordan Payne!
(Jordan walks to the ring, taking his time, sliding in and posing in the middle of the ring.)
Deadprez: With new GM Ryan Wilson, Jordan was given the chance to face Xander Payne in last weeks main event, it was one Payneful encounter, but he shows us that this man can fight against some of the best in EAW.
Eve: We did and that’s why I think he has the edge in this match, the bigger man, he already has wrestled some of the top stars of Showdown, this is his match to lose.
Gavin Kirkland: These guys want to impress are glorious leader, Ryan Wilson, a win ere and he will take notice.
(The referee checks on all the competitors, he then signals for the bell.)
DING!!!!!! DING!!!!!!!! DING!!!!!!!
(All three wrestlers circle the ring, Jordan Payne stands in the middle and he points at both of the other competitors, MITSIBACHI and Perkins look at each other, shrug their shoulders and kick Jordan in the gut.)
Deadprez: MITSUBACHI and Perkins double kick Payne! They Irish whip him toward the ropes but DOUBLE CLOTHESLINE! Jordan picks up MITSUBACHI and throws him over the top rope! He quickly grabs Perkins, Irish Whips Backdrop! No! Perkins lands on his feet, a dropkick on Jordan, he gets right back up, another dropkick! Jordan gets back to his feet and they don’t see MITSUBACHI! He slides into the ring, Perkins turns around, CALF KICK! He Goes down! Jordan with a clothesline, MITSUBACH ducks, another Calf kick! Payne stumbles back, MITSUBACHI with a lariat! Payne down and rolls out of the ring!
Eve: MITSUBACHI playing it smart, ridding one competitor and now he can focus on the other, he grabs Perkins, but no! Jawbreaker by The Alpha! Perkins grabs MITSUBACHI, Northern Lights Suplex! The referee drops for the count!
Gavin Kirkland: MITSUBACHI KICKS OUT! Perkins picks him up, a whip into the turnbuckle, charging, Clothesline and followed with a bulldog! Perkins goes for the pin!
Deadprez: Payne out of nowhere! Rolls Perkins into a pinning predicament!
Deadprez: PERKINS KICKS OUT! MITSUBACHI SCHOOL BOYS PAYNE!
Deadprez: Jordan kicks out, he gets back up only to be met with a Chop! If there were fans in here right now we would be hearing WOOOO! Another chop on Payne but Perkins comes form behind MITSUBACHI, hitting a BACK CRACKER! WAIT! JORDAN WITH A DISCUS CLOTHESLINE! He takes Brian Perkins down!
Eve: Both wrestlers on the mat, Jordan picks up MITSUBACHI, he throws him into the ropes, catches him in a Sekai-Chimera Plex! MITSUBACHI is down, Payne turns as Perkins gets up, hooking him for a T-Bone Suplex throwing him half-way across the ring! Payne looks around, he smirks a bit and raises his arm to get what, a crowd reaction? Bless his heart. He’s wasting time!
Gavin Kirkland: That is the thing about these empty arena matches, we have to take into consideration that these wrestlers feed off the crowd, with no reaction, some may find it hard to motivate! Jordan is grabbing Perkins, he whips him into MITSUBACHI! Both butt heads, Payne waits until Perkins turns around, BELLY TO BELLY SUPLEX! MITSUBACHI is holding his head, Jordan runs at him with an STO! Payne hooks the leg for the cover!
Eve: MITSUBACHI KICKS OUT! Jordan is now jumping on Perkins for the cover!
Eve: PERKINS KICKS OUT! Payne is now starting to get a bity frustrated, he picks up Perkins by the hair, he’s going for the Payne Killer! NO! Perkins pushes him off right into the Scoop Powerslam on Payne by MITSUBACHI! Who goes for a cover!
Eve: Perkins drags MITSUBACHI off Payne! He jumps on him for the pin!
Eve: MITSUBACHI now drags Perkins off Payne! They are now coming to blows, MITSUBACHI with the forearms and slaps to his chest! He has him backed up against the ropes! MITSUBACHI goes for a lariat, Perkins ducks, REVERSE FRANKESTEINER! MITSUBACHI IS DOWN AND HE GOES FOR A MOONSAULT OFF THE SECOND ROPE! PERKINS HOOKS THE LEG FOR THE COVER!
Deadprez: JORDAN PAYNE BREAKS UP THE PIN! Perkins gets up and Payne quickly punches him right in the mouth! He staggers Perkins, setting him up with a suplex, lifting him up, NO! Perkins floats behind and ANOTHER REVERSE FRANKENSTEINER! Perkins hops on for the cover!
Gavin Kirkland: MITSUBACHI BREAKS IT UP! He wastes no time, chops Perkins! He retaliates with a fist, MITSUBACHI loads up and goes for a superkick, Perkins ducks, he hits a Calf Kick! No! MITSUBACHI ducks, hitting a SPINNING BACK FIST! THAT STUNNED PERKINS! MITSUBACHI hooks him up FISHERMAN’S BUSTER! THIS ONE IS OVER!
Deadprez: JORDAN PAYNE BREAKS THE PIN! This match was over! He takes MITSUBACHI, no, another chop! The chest of Payne is welted! ANOTHER CHOP! THE BRUISES ARE FORMING ON JORDAN PAYNE! He goes for one more, NO! PAYNE WITH A KICK TO THE STOMACH AND RED LIGHT SUPLEX! THE KNEE TO THE FACE OF MITSUBACHI! THIS ONE COULD BE OVER!
Eve: MITSUBACHI WITH THE SHOULDER UP! Payne is livid! He picks him up, setting up again for the Payne Killer! NO! PERKINS FROM BEHIND, SPINNING PAYNE AROUND! KICK TO THE MIDSCTION! HE IS GOING FOR A BUTTERFLY PILEDRIVER… NO!! SUPERKICK BY MITSUBACHI ON PERKINS! RIGHT ON THE MONEY AND HE DROPS! PAYN GETS UP! MITSUBACHI WITH ANOTHER SPINNING BACK FIST! JORDAN DUCKS, TRIPS UP MITSUBACHI! AND HOISTS HIM UP HITTING AN ALABAMA SLAM!
Gavin Kirkland: HE HIT ALL THAT! MITSUBACHI IS DONE! JORDAN GOES FOR THE COVER! NO! PERKINS WITH A SUNSET ROLL UP! PAYNE ROLLS THROUGH, PERKINS GETS BACK UP AND PAYNEKILLER! THE CUTTER HITS AND PERKINS IS OUT! JORDAN PAYNE WITH THE COVER!
Deadrez: NO!!!! MITSUBACHI PUNTED PAYNE IN THE FACE! HE ROLLS OUT OF THE RING! MITSUBACHI PICKS UP PERKINS, HESITATION DROPKICK FOR GOOD MEASURE! HE JUMPS ON PERKINS AND HOOKS THE LEG!
Eve: HERE COMES PAYNE FOR THE SAVE!
(Payne dives in a second too late to break the count….)
(DING!!!!!! DING!!!!!!!!!! DING!!!!!)
(MITSUBACHI rolls on to his knees as Jordan Payne slams the mat in frustration.)
Gina Romano: The Winner of the match….. MITSUBACHI!!!!!
(Black Honey by Thrice plays throughout the arena as the referee raises his arm in victory. He slowly rolls out of the ring as Jordan Payne looks on, Perkins starts to stir some.)
Deadprez: MITSUBACHI with a huge win and you know that General Manager, Ryan Wilson was watching carefully. All these wrestlers came to fight tonight, what a match.
Eve: MITSUBACHI made a statement, Jordan Payne was taken out just seconds before and he tried to make the save but it was too late, and like you said Prez, “Mr. Wilson” is watching.
Gavin Kirkland: MITSUBACHI was lucky, Jordan Payne had this match won and he took advantage, the Triple Threat rules can bite you in the ass. Travesty of justice!
(MITSUBACHI starts to head to the back while Jordan Payne looks on. Brian Perkins rolled outside the ring attended by the referee. MITSUBACHI nods before cracking a smirk staring at Payne.)
(Commercial break promoting Sunday Night Voltage!)
( The Showdown Broadcast transitions to Kyra Phillips standing in the center of the ring, with three folding director’s chairs as well as microphones placed in the seat of these chairs that are behind her. )
Kyra Phillips: There is no other time quite like this time of year if you’re a fan of Elite Answers Wrestling. Pain for Pride is obviously the pinnacle of every EAW season, but the momentum seems to spike upon the arrival of an event like the Grand Rampage. We are now just two weeks away from the 13th annual edition of the megaevent, with a lot of great matches and exciting features signed, sealed and delivered. Easily one of the most important matches comes from the Answers World Championship scene, where three of the most dominant forces on Showdown meet in a triple threat contest for that very Answers World Title. Right now I’d like to bring these three out here – beginning with the Chairman of the Board, and former 2x AWC, MR. DEDEDE!!!!!
( “Let It Go” by A$AP Ferg hits, and Mr. DEDEDE walks out through the curtain flanked by his wife, Kassidy Heart. The two are dressed particularly well, with Kassidy in a breezy spring dress and DDD in an opened gray blazer with a black t-shirt beneath. They enter the ring and DDD flashes Kyra a coy smile – the kind a serial molester would give one of his silent victims in passing. Kyra’s nonverbal discomfort is clear. DDD drags the director’s seat away from the other two, likely looking to create physical distance from Xander Payne, and he takes a seat. His leggy blonde wife opts to sit right in his lap. )
Kyra Phillips: Next we have a man who has run rampant all Season 13 putting several notable Showdown Elitists on the shelf, and scoring victories over the likes of Myles, Darkane, and Mr. DEDEDE –
( DDD shoots Kyra a look that could kill. )
Kyla Phillips: Ladies and gentlemen, XANDER PAYNE.
( Cane Hill – “It Follows” hits, and Xander Payne stomps out through the curtain dressed in Nike sweats and a “Paynekiller” pull-over hoodie, with his beard and his hair appearing to be unkempt. DDD sits there bracing himself, as Kassidy clings on to her husband in concern, and before Xander Payne can even enter the ring he stops and notices the half-dozen security crew members warning Xander not to make things physical. Xander stares them down for a while, before verbally assuring that he will keep his hands to himself. He enters the ring, and takes the directors chair furthest from DDD – all while never keeping his eyes off of him. )
Kyra Phillips: And of course last, but certainly not least, is the Champion herself, The Centerpiece of this brand, and The Goddess of Showdown as well as all of EAW – CAMERON ELLA AVA!!!
( “ULTRAnumb” by Blue Stahli hits, and Cameron Ella Ava walks out in tinted shades and a boho crop top, her hair in a ponytail and sporting the Answers World Championship proudly over her shoulder. Cam pretends to wave to the non-existent crowd, blows a kiss to the people on the cheap seats, and enters the ring. She greets Kyra with a warm smile before taking a seat at the center chair. Kyra stands off to the side, and Cameron is the first of the three interviewees to speak. )
Cameron Ella Ava: Lotta hostility in this ring right now :krabs: Let’s cool our jets guys please, the tension is making Kassidy and I scared. We are inferior women after all, even though we’re the only two people in the ring with actual titles. :troll:
Kyra Phillips: There’s no denying the tension as well as the deep history between all three of you.
Cameron Ella Ava: I know ! Not sure what’s giving me a headache worse, the 5G radiation or all of this animosity in the ring right now. :lupe: !!!
Mr. DEDEDE: Cammy Cam Cam do everybody here a favor and keep your mouth shut already, please? The way I see it, you opening your mouth is talking out of turn to begin with, especially since as far as I’m concerned I’m the only man in this ring right now.
( Xander Payne sits there, simmering with rage. Every word he speaks comes out as a slow, hate-filled crowd. )
Xander Payne: You think… you think..you’re a man.
Mr. DEDEDE: Considering a man’s role in this world is to protect and provide for his offspring, and considering the fact that you failed miserably to do so last week, I’d say those titties on you ain’t the only reason to call you Bitch.
Kyra Phillips: With all due respect, DDD, I do want to give the first question to the Answers World Champion – being that this is her title to defend and essentially her match to lose.
Mr. DEDEDE: Without any due respect, Kyra, I’ll have my wife rip your fucking face off if you EVER claim that fat sloppy sack of shit has EVER earned a win against me. Not on his life, not on his kids lives, not in this world or any other planet. Look at him, look at this disheveled, disgusting mess. How do you even call that human? Is this my competition? One’s dressed like a bimbo, the other’s dressed like a hobo. Is that a mustard stain on this dude’s hoodie? Did he even shower? Or bother to comb his hair today? No he didn’t bother. He can’t even keep himself together, how the fuck is he going to keep his family together?
( Xander bolts up from his seat, and the security at ringside all quickly rush up to the apron, warning Xander not to strike. )
Mr. DEDEDE: Listen to them Xander, they aren’t here to protect me, they’re here to protect you.
Cameron Ella Ava: That’s cute DDD. I don’t know if it’s a thing with men in general or just the insecure men, but you and Xander both tend to aim at the lowest hanging fruit which is seriously pathetic. Anything to distract yourselves from the truth. You’re reduced to cheap insults and digs on people’s looks because you haven’t earned a major victory this year, so far at least, and we’re 1/3rd of the way through it. You can’t belittle me any more and you can hardly belittle Xander Payne without going after his children because you have nothing else to work with. You’ve effectively been silenced. Everything you’ve had to say lately has been nothing but white noise, and at this point it’s all falling on deaf ears. Your words used to actually mean something around here, but every time you open your mouth they lose value, just being honest.
Kyra Phillips: Cam, if I can just cut in for a moment, you know what it’s like to face both DDD and Xander and come away with as the winner in both settings. You’ve successfully retained your Answers World Title against both men, so it’s clear you’re confident; however is the dynamic any different to you now in this Triple Threat match environment? And if so, how?
Mr. DEDEDE: What a stupid fucking question.
Xander Payne: For once I agree with this dickhead, you suck, Kyra.
Mr. DEDEDE: I really can’t believe I employ this moron.
Xander Payne: She’s awful, isn’t she.
Mr. DEDEDE: Makes Kristine Leahy and Erin Andrews look competent.
Cameron Ella Ava: I for one think that’s an excellent question, Kyra. 🙂
DDD & Xander: Of course you do.
Cameron Ella Ava: Ignore them, hun. The Triple Threat match is obviously always going to be a different dynamic, but let’s face it, between the three of us? It’s personal. That asshole who signs our checks have dragged both Xander’s and my own family through the coals for his own amusement. He’s done and said things that I will never forgive him for for as long as I live, and I’m sure Xander feels the same way even if the only thing they can agree upon is ganging up on women. But as messed up as a triple threat match can be for a champion, I literally just came out of Under Siege proving what I think of the odds. And if you want to know what I think, I could give a fuck less about them. I defy them every time – and if I can’t defy the odds I turn them to my favour, and that’s what I plan on doing at the San Francisco bay.
Kyra Phillips: What do you feel separates you from your challengers heading into Oracle Park?
Cameron Ella Ava: The difference between DDD and Xander and myself is easy to be found, it’s where our focuses lie. Xander’s focus is on revenge, DDD’s focus is on spite, and I’m telling you right now that’ll be their Achilles heel. They’re distracted with one another, they want to make up for what they feel they’ve robbed of each other. I don’t have that problem. I am at peace with my history concerning both men, even DDD. I don’t have to forgive him for a damn thing he’s done, but when I took that Answers World Championship from him and defended it against him in back-to-back matches, for me I got a sense of closure. I know I don’t have to prove jack shit to this man. The only thing I have to worry about now is making it to Pain for Pride as the Answers World Champion, and I’ll tell you right now Kyra, that has been my dream for as long as I can remember. I have obsessed with the idea of walking into Pain for Pride as THE World Champion, in THE marquee match, to end the weekend with the fireworks and fanfare. It hurts that I won’t get to punch my ticket to the Pain for Pride headline with my people of California surrounding me, but sold out house or empty stadium the meaning is all the same. I not only intend on making it to the main event of Pain for Pride, I NEED to make it to the main event of Pain for Pride. For me, for Jamie, for everyone who’s ever believed in me, or supported me during tough times. I need it more than I need anything else in the world.
Mr. DEDEDE: How is Jamie, by the way?
Cameron Ella Ava: Better than you, thanks. You don’t need to worry about him, you should probably worry about yourself especially when Xander gets his hands on you.
Kyra Phillips: Xander, I wanted to come to you. It’s a…touchy subject, regarding last week. If it isn’t visible in your body language, it’s palpable by the aura around you that the rage is still there after what happened with your children –
( Xander makes direct eye contact with Kyra, giving her a murderous look. )
Kyra Phillips: How have your kids and your wife been able to manage?
Xander Payne: Look stop pretending that you care about the wellbeing of my family, okay? Really, it is an insult to my intelligence, as it is every time you talk. If you must know, the kids are fine. My son Ameer was shaken up, sure, and we had to test my daughter for every disease in the book after that disgusting swine had its hands on her. And by swine, I mean Kassidy. But make no mistake about this, we aren’t the victims here. My children are going to move on with their lives and grow up to be happy and healthy successful children. My wife is going to continue doing a brilliant job raising them, in her natural environment, which is home. Exactly where I’ll send Cameron after I rid her of that Answers Word Title, so that she can actually be a useful wife to her husband.
You don’t need to be concerned about my kids at all, because it’s not my kids who are going to have to suffer with the long term ramifications of what happened last weekend. It’s DDD’s son and daughter. And I don’t have to lay a hand on them, or babysit them, or sneeze on their french fries, to exact my revenge. All I really need to do is take their father away from them. See contrary to what Ms. Airhead over here thinks, I have no problem dealing with the truth, I am very much in touch with reality. I don’t give a damn about engaging in mind games, because I know against a guy like DDD I’ll never win them. I’ll never be able to fuck with his head the same way he is able to fuck with others’. I may not have what it takes to break him mentally. But what I’ve proven that I can do, time and time again, is break him physically.
I’ve proven that when I exert myself over him, I dominate him.
Mr. DEDEDE :dame:
Xander Payne: You can wipe that dumb look off your face ‘Sheriff’, I’ve made you my bitch for nearly half a year now, and the part that really really sucks actually for you is…the worst has only yet to come. I am going to deprive your son of a father. You will not be able to walk your daughter down the aisle. You will not be able to hold your grandchildren. You won’t even be able to produce any children from that gold digging slut on your lap. You won’t have an arm to throw the spiral to your son, you won’t have any legs to stand on ,because if I have anything to do with it, I’m going to rip you apart limb from limb.
( Kassidy takes the mic from DDD’s hand. )
Kassidy Heart: Is that right? Then why haven’t you done it already?
Xander Payne: Excuse me? I need a translator, I don’t speak “Tramp”.
Kassidy Heart: And I don’t speak big mouthed pussy, which is exactly what you are. You’re all talk, fatass. And it’s getting fucking annoying. You have had five months to put Ryan away and all you have to show for it is an illegitimate victory and mentally scarred children. My king is right about you, you aren’t a man. And there isn’t anybody who knows that quite like Peyton does.
( Xander rolls his eyes. )
Kassidy Heart: Get over yourself and face the facts. You may be able to live with yourself for putting your kids in harm’s way, but do you honestly think anybody believes Peyton feels the same way? You’re fucking kidding yourself if that’s actually the case. One thing that I can guarantee about Ryan is that he can protect what he loves better than any man in the world. But you almost had your entire world ended last weekend, for God’s sake you allowed your five-year-old daughter to end up in the arms of The Mauler. You may as well have allowed her in a cage with a lion. What would have stopped me from twisting her little head off her shoulders? What would have stopped me from ripping her open in front of your son and bathing in her blood?
Cam & Kyra: :picard:
Kassidy Heart: That’s right fat fuck, speechless for once right? The answer is nothing. Do you think Peyton feels protected and provided for? Of course not. I held back on those little shits because they were still children, but if I ever see them OR your wife in my vicinity ever again, I won’t hesitate in giving them what they deserve. The Mauler sends her regards.
Mr. DEDEDE: Perfectly said my queen. Get that dumb stupid look off your face, Xander. You know damn well she means every last word that she says. Hell even Cam knows it, even Kyra knows it, women know when they see a man who can or cannot protect them. Just take a fucking objective look at yourself in the mirror for once you out of touch ogre. No woman ON EARTH would make you their knight in shining armour, unless they’re lobotomized like the dumb cunt waiting for you at home. You don’t have what it takes to be a leader – not in your own household, and not in my company. You got the rub of a lifetime getting to end the decade of EAW programming with your ugly mug as the final visual, but that’s about as good as it gets for your Shrek looking ass. Come Grand Rampage, I fucking promise you fatso, it’s all ogre. It all comes to an end. It all comes to a head like a coin. Word for the wise: Before you come for the Gawd’s head, make sure you can keep yours.
Kyra Phillips: From a man like you, DDD, who’s won it all and done it all, and perhaps knows more about the feeling of Pain for Pride season than anyone else in history, what significance does this year’s Pain for Pride season have for you? And how important would it be for you to walk into this year’s PFP as Champion?
Mr. DEDEDE: Well if you haven’t noticed, I’ve never done it. I have never entered Pain for Pride as the premiere champion, and everybody knows when you’re the World Champion you’re the focal selling point of the entire company. I don’t even have to spell out how imperative it is that I carry the banner into Pain for Pride 13. Look at the times we are living in, look at the world around us. EAW is desperately needed by the masses, we are vital to the fabric of society. We are an essential organization – as recognized by the great state of New Jersey – hence why our offices and facilities continue to remain operational until further notice. However it’s deeper than our day to day functions, it’s about what we represent.
Don’t you understand? People need a sense of normalcy now more than ever. People NEED me to succeed, and that’s no hyperbole. EAW is all so many people have to cope with their desperate situation in the midst of this crisis. It is paramount for the mental health of our fans across the nation and all across the world. Wrestling needs, now more than ever, for its primary figurehead of nearly two decades to stand firm in the face of tragedy. They need an unwavering, uncompromising leader to hold frame at any and all times. While the limp wristed commissioners of other sports organizations close shop at the slightest cough or a sneeze, I continue to carry the torch UNABASHEDLY. In these uncertain times – I am here to remain the constant that I always have been. This industry can only withstand the current global circumstances by rallying around it’s Gawd.
So in reality Kyra, it’s bigger than me. I’m the Elitist of the Decade. I am the greatest in-ring performer to ever live. I’m as gorgeous as I am wealthy. I have the woman of my dreams. And a billion dollars, and a very large underground bunker to sustain myself when SHTF. Yet I’m still on the front lines, selflessly, for the good of this business. For the peace of mind of the entire EAW Universe during this trying period. Mark my words, my 8th World Championship will be my most important one yet. There may be nobody in the stands to watch it, but there will be tens if not hundreds of millions living vicariously through me – as though they were in my shoes, and holding that title up with their own two hands. This win will be for the good of the people, and in these dark days, I will embody more than ever the aptly given title of: The People’s Champion.
Xander Payne: …
Cameron Ella Ava: I don’t even have the words. DDD you’ve done nothing but make a mockery of this title. You effectively held it hostage, and you think people are looking for more of the same? Sorry to disappoint you, but they aren’t. What people around the world want to see is a fighting champion, and I’ve been that for 4 and 1/2 months. I’m a proud champion whether it’s in the main event with former world champions like Illionaires, or like tonight when I’ll be in the ring with Shaker Jones, somebody you would sooner look down on and cancel the match over “load management.” While you’re still ducking and hiding in the presence of Harlow Reichert, I’m taking this belt to any arena across the planet, empty or full, and taking on all comers.
Mr. DEDEDE: That’s the thing with you dizzy dumb broads, everything is about “me, me, me”. All you’re effectively doing is trying to smear me while talking yourself up. This Pain for Pride season is going to be a TEAM effort. There isn’t an “I” in “TEAM” you insensitive cunt, we are in a global crisis for crying out loud. Like every good team, the people need a leader; and neither you nor Xander have the leadership quality inside you. The facts are the facts. Our beautiful fans cannot rally behind the likes of people as petty and impetuous as you two. Our public requires a leader of strength, stability, consistency, and in case you’ve been living under a rock for the last 15 years – I am the constant.
( DDD and Kassidy stand up from their seat. )
Mr. DEDEDE: But those are just promises. Bold promises. Still nothing more than words. And I’ve run out of the time, or the patience, for words. Going forward my sole solitary interest will be towards taking action. They speak much louder, after all. And the dust is settled and the smoke clears the silence – literally and figuratively – of my critics and my detractors, will be deafening. That’s God.
( DDD does the “wrap it up” hand motion, cueing the end to the interview. He and Kassidy make their way towards the ropes in order to exit the ring, but Xander quickly stands up. )
Xander Payne (no mic): Where the hell do you think you’re going. You don’t seriously think you’ll get to leave on your own don’t you? When have I EVER allowed that to happen? I’m not going to start now you fucking piece of shit.
Eve: XANDER WITH A RIGHT HAND! DDD DUCKS IT! AND DDD STARTS TEEING OFF, WHILE KYRA PHILLIPS QUICKLY BAILS FROM THE RING! XANDER EATING SHOT AFTER SHOT, AND DDD REBOUNDS OFF THE ROPES TO CHARGE BACK FOR A CLOTHESLINE!
Deadprez: XANDER CUTS HIM OFF WITH A RUNNING SHOULDER TACKLE, SENDING DDD FLYING INTO CAMERON ELLA AVA! THAT KNOCKS BOTH OF EM’ DOWN!
Gavin Kirkland: UH OH!
Eve: And the security crew rushes into the ring! Xander takes them down, one by one, with haymaker-like shots! He sends one security guard out of the ring with a clothesline! Takes another guard by the nape of the neck and tosses him over the ropes down to ringside! And a DOUBLE SHOULDER BUMP sends two more guards tumbling out!!! Xander scoops up the 5th guard in his arms – BUT CAM TURNS XANDER AROUND! RIGHT HANDS FROM THE ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPION! CAMERON ELLA AVA NOT TAKING TOO KINDLY TO XANDER’S RECKLESS ABANDON! SHE CAREENS OFF THE ROPES BEHIND HER – KNOCK BITCHES OUT!!! THAT TAKES XANDER PAYNE TO THE GROUND!!!
Deadprez: And now Cameron is crouched over, sizing Xander up, waiting for him to pull himself back up to his feet! You can see it in her eyes, Cameron Ella Ava wants to send Xander’s head right off his shoulders with GODDESS’ TOUCH!!!
Gavin Kirkland: LOOK OUT!!! DDD GRABS CAM FROM BEHIND, AND SENDS HER SHOULDER FIRST INTO THE RING POST!!!!
Eve: DDD WITH THAT CHEAP SHOT FROM BEHIND TO TAKE OUT CAM! AND NOW HE CHARGES OVER TO XANDER –
Deadprez: XANDER WITH A KICK TO THE MIDSECTION! HOOKS BOTH ARMS!!! WE BOUT TO SEE THE PAYNEKILLER AGAIN?!?!?
Eve: KASSIDY HEART JUST SMASHED ONE OF THOSE DIRECTOR’S CHAIRS OVER THE BACK OF XANDER’S HEAD!!! OH!!! LOW BLOW!!!! DDD WITH A STIFF CLUBBING SHOT BELOW THE BELT!!! DDD PICKS UP THE ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP CAM DROPPED TO THE FLOOR AFTER HIS BODY WAS UNCEREMONIOUSLY SENT INTO HERS, AND HE CLUBS THE SOLID GOLD SURFACE OF THE TITLE STRAIGHT OVER XANDER’S SKULL!!!
Deadprez: CAMERON ELLA AVA COMING AFTER DDD NOW! SHE JUMPS ONTO HIS BACK AND IS FIRING AWAY WITH A BALLISTIC FLURRY OF PUNCHES! BUT KASSIDY DRAGS CAMERON RIGHT OFF OF HIM! CAM WITH A RIGHT HAND TO KASS! TURNS AROUND – BANG!!! DDD SLAMS THE TITLE OVER THE SKULL OF THE WORLD CHAMPION, SENDING HER TO THE GROUND!!!
( Mr. DEDEDE rips off his blazer and makes his way over to one of the corners, with his sights set on a recovering Xander Payne. )
Gavin Kirkland: You can see the malice in his eyes!!! DDD is in a zone right now, trying to set an example before the Grand Rampage, and furthermore make an example out of both of his opponents!!!! Xander Payne makes the treacherous journey up from the floor – ONLY TO BE DRILLED RIGHT THROUGH WITH A SPEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAR!!!!!
( Kassidy claps and audibly cheers on her man, trash talking on his behalf. DDD’s sights return to Cameron Ella Ava, who is using the ring ropes to pull herself up. )
Eve: Cameron has no earthly idea where she is!!! She’s completely oblivious to the fact that a predator has his sights on her, and most importantly, her World Title DDD REELS CAM INTO HIS CLUTCHES, AND FLATTENS HER WITH A DEVASTATING GRAND SLAM!!!!!
( “Let It Go” hits on the sound system, and DDD raises the Answers World Championship over his head while raising the corna with his other hand. He drops the title over Cam, surveys the scene, and pulls Kassidy in for a kiss. )
Gavin Kirkland: THE GAWD HAS SPOKEN LOUD AND CLEAR, NOT WITH WORDS, BUT WITH ACTIONS!
Deadprez: Ain’t no statement quite like laying out the competition two weeks ahead of the prize fight. DDD’s the king of psychological warfare, and whether either of them like it or not, he has built a nice comfortable nest for himself inside the heads of Xander Payne and the Answers World Champion, Cameron Ella Ava.
( DDD and Kassidy take their leave, with smug looks on their faces while Xander and Cameron are in the ring recovering. )
Eve: If DDD manages to do what he did just now, at Oracle Park, he is walking away with the Answers World Championship. But he isn’t in the ring with people who were born yesterday. Whether he wants to admit it or not, he is sharing the title fight with two of the select few who have figured out a way to best him in competition. Winning that Answers World Championship for a record third time won’t be nearly as easy of a feat as he makes it out to be, but only a fool would underestimate a man who’s accomplished all that he’s accomplished. Consider tonight to be a painful reminder.
( DDD continues his leave, with Kassidy close by him, appearing satisfied by his handiwork in the form of his laid out opponents. )
(The scene transitions backstage to see Alexis Chambers walking to the ring with Jake Smith in casual attire following behind her. Alexis Chambers comes to a stop in annoyance.)
Alexis Chambers: JAKE! I already told you earlier this week I don’t need your help against TNT!
Jake Smith: Yes, you do! This is your first match under my wing and you need me out there. Also, I wouldn’t miss it for the world because I need to see first hand just how much work needs to be done.
Alexis Chambers: So are neither of us gonna bring up what happened last week? When you helped me against Lance after he attacked me, we saw a side of you we very rarely see. What was that all about?
Jake Smith: I was just protecting my investment, nothing more. Also the fact he interrupted my match made me even angrier which is why I went nuts and seemed overprotective of you. Please don’t think about that and stay focused on your match tonight. Tonight, we take the first step on your journey to the top of the Showdown ranks!
Alexis Chambers: But was all that shit you did to me throughout the week necessary?
Jake Smith: YES! Welcome to the Land Of Elite young lady! This ain’t a place for sunshine and rainbows. If you wanna be successful you gotta put in the work and pay your dues. If you think waking up at 4am to go train is bad, you haven’t seen anything yet. Believe me though Alexis, this is for your own good. Listen to me, and I’ll lead you down the path to success. It all starts out there with TNT. You BETTER beat him. You get what I’m trying to say, Alexis?
Alexis Chambers: I guess I have no choice because you’ll just keep stalking me anyway.
Jake Smith: :skip: It’s NOT stalking!
Alexis Chambers: :usure: Yeah, okay. I could have you arrested right now if I really wanted to for when you entered my hotel room without permission the other night in the middle of the night. But…… What are you trying to get out of this, Jake?
Jake Smith: I just wanna see you succeed, Alexis. I don’t want to see you go five years without a title like your brother did. I want good things for you, believe it or not. After this is over, maybe this will turn into a friendship between us, who knows.
Alexis Chambers: I can’t say I trust you right now Jake, but I can say I appreciate the effort you’re going through to try taking me under your wing when you have a championship to defend. Like I told you earlier this week, this may or may not work. I guess we’re gonna see.
(Alexis crosses her arm and moves her face closer and slowly starts to smile. Jake is at a loss for words at what’s going on.)
Alexis Chambers: Yeah, if this goes well, maybe, just maybe…..we can be friends.
(Alexis’ smile disappears as she moves back and begins walking.)
Alexis Chambers: Alright, let’s go. I have a match to win. Don’t you dare try anything out there. I’m watching your every move.
(Alexis walks away from the shot and a grin comes across the face of Jake Smith before following her shortly after before the scene fades.)
(“Five Nights At Freddy’s” by The Living Tombstone plays. TNT comes out to the empty arena with a focused look on his face. He feels quite confident about this match up.)
Gina Romano: THE FOLLOWING MATCH IS SCHEDULED FOR ONE FALL!!! INTRODUCING FIRST…FROM BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA…WEIGHING 136 POUNDS….TTTTTTTTNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNTTTTTTTTTTTTT!!!!!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: Here is the same man that gave Mr. DEDEDE a run for his money a few weeks ago on Showdown! He came short of getting a future opportunity at the Answers World Championship.
Eve: He still hasn’t managed to get a win on Showdown, but that could change with this week. His opponent hasn’t been able to get a solid victory on Showdown yet.
Deadprez: That is true, but if anyone can give DEDEDE a run for his money, it should make his opponents want to take TNT seriously.
(“Walking the Wire” by Imagine Dragons replaces “Five Nights At Freddy’s”. Alexis Chambers comes out with PURE Champion, Jake Smith next to her. Jake is telling her some advice on her way to the ring.)
Gina Romano: INTRODUCING HIS OPPONENT…BEING ACCOMPANIED TO THE RING BY PURE CHAMPION, JAKE SMITH…FROM DETROIT, MICHIGAN… SHE IS “THE MOTOR CITY GODDESS” … ALLLLLEEEEEEEXXXXXXIIIIIISSSSSSSSSSSS CHHHHAAAAMMMMMMMBBBEEEEERRRRRSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!
Eve: These two cannot stand each other. It’s amazing that Alexis Chambers hasn’t ripped Jake Smith’s head from his neck.
Deadprez: Come on now, it seems like Jake really wants to help Alexis out and realize her true potential on Showdown. Alexis has proven to be an excellent wrestler, but I feel like there could be something that Jake brings out of her!
Gavin Kirkland: Man, Jake Smith has to be the luckiest bastard in the world. Got Alexis Chambers and Dr. Bethany Blue. :wow:
Deadprez: I don’t think he’s dating either of them, Gavin.
Gavin Kirkland: If he wants to prove that he’s not a cuck, might as well get on it.
(DING! DING! DING!)
Eve: Alexis Chambers is looking back at Jake Smith, but — TNT CLUBS ALEXIS IN THE BACK OF THE HEAD WHEN SHE WAS FOCUSED ON JAKE! TNT BEGINS TO PUNCH ALEXIS IN THE FACE! ALEXIS IS DOING EVERYTHING IN HER POWER TO DEFEND HERSELF, BUT TNT IS NAILING HER WITH EACH SHOT! TNT gets up as he gets Alexis by her hair before throwing her face-first to the turnbuckle! Alexis manages to turn herself around as TNT connects with a clothesline! Alexis stumbles forward, but TNT picks up ‘The Motor City Goddess’ before following that up with a sidewalk slam! TNT with the cover!
Deadprez: ALEXIS CHAMBERS MANAGES TO KICK OUT QUICKLY! LOOKING AT JAKE SMITH AT RINGSIDE, YOU CAN TELL THAT HE’S GETTING A BIT IRRITATED. PERHAPS, HE BELIEVED THAT THIS MATCH SHOULD HAVE ENDED RIGHT AWAY!
Jake Smith (off-mic): COME ON, ALEXIS! IT’S TNT! YOU SHOULDN’T BE STRUGGLING!
(Alexis Chambers tries to roll herself, but gives a look to Jake Smith.)
Alexis Chambers (off-mic): SHUT UP, CUCK!
Gavin Kirkland: She scrambles up to her feet! TNT is the first person to his feet! TNT runs towards Alexis Chambers with a clothesline, but Alexis ducks the clothesline! She rebounds off the ropes before connecting with a Lou Thesz Press on TNT! ALEXIS BEGINS TO PUNCH AWAY WITH TNT, GETTING BACK AT HIM FROM JUST MOMENTS AGO! IT SEEMS LIKE ALEXIS IS GETTING A BIT FIRED UP AS SHE MAKES HER WAY TO HER FEET! TNT GETS TO HIS FEET SHORTLY AFTER, BUT ALEXIS DELIVERS WITH A BACK KICK THAT GETS HIM TO CLUTCH HIS STOMACH! Alexis throws TNT shoulder first against the ring post at the corner!
Eve: TNT’s right shoulder lands awfully as he falls onto ringside near Jake Smith! Jake manages to distance himself from TNT, letting Alexis Chambers get the job done! TNT begins to rise to his feet, BUT ALEXIS MANAGES TO CONNECT WITH LIGHTS OUT — THE SUPERKICK MAKES TNT STUMBLE BACK, BUT HE MANAGES TO FIND HIS BALANCE AGAIN! ALEXIS SEEMS CONFUSED ABOUT WHY THAT WASN’T ABLE TO TAKE HIM DOWN! ALEXIS GOES FOR ANOTHER SUPERKICK, BUT TNT MANAGES TO CATCH HER FOOT BEFORE PULLING HER CLOSER AND CONNECTING WITH A BODYSLAM! MAN, ALEXIS LANDS ON HER BACK ON THE EDGE OF THE APRON!
(TNT looks over to Jake Smith, who is backing away, holding his hands up in defense, wanting nothing more to do with him.)
Deadprez: Alexis Chambers rolls herself inside the ring! TNT gets back inside the ring! He stalks Alexis back to her feet before running towards her and nailing her with a hurricanrana! Oh my god, Alexis was spiked on the top of her head! I think this may be over, guys!
Gavin Kirkland: ALEXIS CHAMBERS KICKS OUT!!!! Man, I thought that was over! TNT isn’t the lightest person in the roster. He could probably give Xander Payne a run for his money! TNT gets Alexis up by her hair! It seems like he’s just a few seconds away from ending his match! HE PUTS UP ALEXIS AND GETS HER ON ONE SHOULDER! HE’S LOOKING FOR THE OVER THE SHOULDER CUTTER — BIG ENDING, WHICH MAY OR MAY NOT BE THE RING MASTER’S FINISHER, BUT I’M NOT GOING TO SAY ANYTHING ABOUT IT!
Eve: No! Alexis Chambers manages to slide out of the finisher before TNT manages to connect with the move! TNT manages to turn around, BUT LIGHTS OUT BY ALEXIS! IT DOESN’T STAGGER HIM BACK! ANOTHER LIGHTS OUT! IT DOESN’T STAGGER TNT! ALEXIS GOES FOR A THIRD LIGHTS OUT AND TNT STARTS TO GET TO HIS KNEES! ALEXIS TAKES A STEP BACK BEFORE RUNNING TOWARDS TNT FOH — SHINNING WIZARD CONNECTS! ALEXIS GOES FOR THE COVER!
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!
(DING! DING! DING!)
(“Walking the Wire” plays as Alexis Chambers gets to her feet. Jake Smith gets into the ring and meets with her.)
Gina Romano: THE WINNER OF THIS MATCH…ALEXXXXXXIIISSSSSSSSSSS CHHHHAAAAMMMMMMBBBEEEEEERRRRRSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: Alexis Chambers gets a well-needed victory after weeks of facing a few setbacks! She looked impressive tonight!
Eve: Jake Smith is probably going to take all the credit for her win. :unamused:
(The official puts down Alexis Chambers’ arm as she looks at Jake Smith, almost like she’s waiting for some input for the matchup, but nothing is said. Instead, she gets a head nod from him.)
Deadprez: Maybe, this partnership between the two of them is going to do massive favors for Alexis Chambers. It will be interesting to see how these two progress with each other.
(Showdown returns from the commercial break as it pans to the backstage area.)
???: You see that wasn’t that bad.
(It is revealed to be PURE Champion Jake Smith walking next to Alexis Chambers, who had just defeated TNT in an impressive way. Alexis seems pretty hyped up about her victory. It was something that she needed after her match with Santo Muerte didn’t result in the way that she could have hoped.)
Alexis Chambers: Well, that’s how you win a match, Jake. :mjgrin:
Jake Smith: Whatever, Alexis. :unamused:
(Jake Smith had an unamused look on his face. Alexis Chambers had an idea of what was bugging him.)
Alexis Chambers: Are you still down about your match last week?
Jake Smith: Yeah, because Santo Muerte has a victory over me now. Should I be expecting to defend this championship against him? Ryan Wilson is going to be out to get me for sure, so I wouldn’t be shocked if that ends up happening.
Alexis Chambers: Don’t let Ryan Wilson have that kind of power over you, Jake. Continue to be yourself and let your talent shine through. Also, try not to cheat.
Jake Smith: No promises on that. :mjgrin:
???: Jake, sup bro?
(Jake Smith’s good friend and fellow EAW Elitist, Bronson Daniels, walks into the camera shot with a huge smile on his face. He and Jake do one of those guy handshakes. Alexis Chambers looks on without saying a word.)
Jake Smith: Bronson, it’s been good. Few hiccups these past two weeks, but better things are ahead of me. How about you?
Bronson Daniels: I’m excited about my match next. I get to redeem myself and wipe the floor with Lucas Johnson. I’m confident that I have this match in the bag.
Jake Smith: It’s LUCAS JOHNSON, Bronson. You have nothing to worry about with him. I live rent free in his mind, so he probably won’t even be focused with you in the match. Besides, I know how good you are in the ring. Not even a fraction of your potential has yet to be seen in EAW.
Bronson Daniels: Also, I got the news, bro. First off, I’m going to be in the Grand Rampage Match! I didn’t think I’d get a crack at the Grand Rampage, but it’s the perfect place to break out. Second, the 420’s are going to be a thing! I know we agreed after the Grand Rampage, but I got a little ahead of myself. I just went to Ryan Wilson and got us our first tag team match together and it’s for NEXT WEEK!
Jake Smith: Really? That’s awesome! Bronson, the only way that you’re able to grow is by learning from the best. It’s what Alexis is doing at the moment.
Alexis Chambers: In my defense, it was you learning something from me this week. :mjgrin:
Jake Smith: Hahaha, you’re funny. Bronson, I’m looking forward to next week.
Bronson Daniels: I am too. The 420’s are going to take over the Tag Team Division. Gotta get to my match. Talk later?
(Bronson Daniels and Jake Smith do one of those guy handshakes before Bronson ends up leaving Jake and Alexis Chambers. The two of them look at the direction that Bronson left in for a moment.)
Alexis Chambers: The 420’s? :skip:
Jake Smith: That team name is goat. Well, it was when we were smoking a couple joints.
Alexis Chambers: :skip:
Jake Smith (looks straight ahead): May I help you?
(The camera points over to…Harlow Reichert. Harlow is still wearing the white tape over her injured arm that she had suffered at Under Siege. Harlow had just returned from the trainer’s room to get an evaluation for her arm. Jake Smith doesn’t look to be in a mood to talk to Harlow. It’s the first time that these two have crossed paths since Under Siege. To say that there’s STILL some bad blood between the two of them is an understatement. At this point, these two are completely sick of one another.)
Harlow Reichert: Oh, nothing. Just went to the trainer’s room to get my arm — that you kinda help injured — checked out. But, I couldn’t help, but cross paths with you, Jake. I’m surprised that Alexis hasn’t strangled you yet.
Jake Smith: She almost did when I called her at four in the morning this other day to train.
Alexis Chambers: I STILL don’t forgive you about that. :unamused:
Jake Smith: You got over it. Let’s move on, Alexis. We’re not going to waste our time with Chokelow over here.
Harlow Reichert: For being “Chokelow,” you almost didn’t walk out as PURE Champion. I would have put on the best performance of my career, but you got lucky at Under Siege, Jake. Good for you on capitalizing on being the last man in the Gauntlet. Everyone knows that when I am in the best shape to compete, I’m nothing more than a flawless competitor in the ring. You capitalized on someone who had been through hell and back. Let’s not forget that I went through four other men before getting to you. If it was any other man in your spot, they probably would have been standing as PURE Champion, but if we faced off again, it’s pretty obvious who would be standing as PURE Champion.
Jake Smith: Yeah, me (he admires the championship on his left shoulder). Well, I like to think of Under Siege as a blessing in disguise for the both of us. I’m done with you, Harlow. It’s surprising because this PURE Championship means a lot to you. It must pain you that this championship is with someone like me, who will elevate the title and make it the best mid-card championship in this company. You see, Harlow. These petty title defenses that you did on Showdowns? It’s not going to happen in my reign. If someone wants to come after my championship, they are going to need to EARN it. If you decide that you want to step up to me and get your “rematch,” might as well earn it because you won’t be getting one from me by just talking to me.
Harlow Reichert: As shocking as it sounds, I don’t want the PURE Championship. I find more amusement in seeing you make a mockery of yourself every week. Yes, the PURE Championship is being ridiculed and tarnished by someone like yourself. By just holding onto the championship, Jake, you have basically pissed on the prestige that I spent these past three months trying to rebuild. Despite being the one out of two men to hold the PURE Championship more than once, you have a lot before you can begin to fill the shoes of someone like StarrStan. Jake, it doesn’t matter that you have the championship. You are not my PURE Champion. You are no champion to me.
(Jake Smith adjusts the championship on his shoulder. His eyes never leave the determined stare of Harlow Reichert.)
Jake Smith: Well, if you pride yourself on being a champion, despite not being a champion, why don’t you prove it?
Harlow Reichert: Might as well. I got the green lit by physicians to compete again. How about a one-on-one next week? If I’m not going to be part of the Grand Rampage, might as well take you down.
Jake Smith: I’m not going to be facing you, Harlow. Like I said, I’m completely done with you, but …
(Jake Smith smirks at Alexis Chambers next to him. Alexis is confused over why Jake is staring at her, but she eventually gets the hint.)
Alexis Chambers: I’m not fighting your battles.
Jake Smith: If you think that you’re above TNT in the ring, might as well go up against the supposed “best” on Showdown. I’ll be at your corner to advise you.
Harlow Reichert: Jake Smith trying to take someone underneath his wing is something that I can’t fathom. It’s a recipe for disaster. Come on, Alexis, I won’t bite. I may out wrestle you, but I don’t bite. :mjgrin:
Alexis Chambers (to Harlow): Okay, you’re on. Show me why you’re considered one of the women to beat on Showdown.
Harlow Reichert: I plan too. See you next week, Alexis. Jake.
(Harlow Reichert delivers a death glare to Jake Smith before leaving the area. Jake feels uncomfortable with the stare, but looks towards Alexis Chambers, who gives him the same stare as Jake looks straight ahead, avoiding any eye contact.)
(Scene transitions back to ringside.)
(The camera cuts to Gina Romano in the middle of the ring)
Gina Romano: Ladies and gentlemen the following contest is scheduled for…
(‘R.I.P. SCREW’ by Travis Scott ft. Swae Lee plays up as Bronson Daniels struts out to the ring. He has his eyes squinted shut as he looks around expecting a crowd but instead is left with shock as the only thing he sees is empty stands around him. He raises an eyebrow as he’s clearly more confused than anything else. After a while of standing there, he gives a shrug and begins to make his way to the ring. He interacts with the “crowd” but instead is only fist-bumping the air like the crowd is there the whole time)
Gina Romano: Introducing first… from Cocoa, Florida… weighing in at 216 pounds… THE EUPHORIC MACHINE… BRONSON DANIELS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Deadprez: Bronson Daniels is coming in on practical sky-high as he enters this match with practically you could say all the confidence in the world. He’s boasted the whole week that he’s undefeated in singles competition, could you possibly question if that could change and that a tally could be added in the losers column tonight?
Eve: Well if anything ‘The Euphoric Machine’ is full of surprises of his own, it’s a wait and see moment that we have on our hands. Who knows, he may be speaking his word, he’s shown countless times that despite his laidback lifestyle he is not someone to sleep on when you enter the ring. I wouldn’t be surprised at the end of the day if he manages to come out with the win and keep his undefeated singles competition schtick going on!
Gavin Kirkland: Bronson Daniels has taught me a lot in the span of the few weeks he’s been here. He’s taught me if you smoke more pot then it will further increase your endurance-
(Bronson makes his way up the steel steps and onto the apron as he leans across the ring ropes for a moment before grabbing onto the ropes and jumping into the ring in the process throwing the sandals he was wearing across the ring. He takes a spin as he slams his hand to the ground in a kneeling position and spreads his arms out with his eyes closed and a smug look on his face before standing up and absolutely vibing to his music before heading to his corner and shadow-boxing as ‘R.I.P. SCREW’ fades out. ‘Young & Bitter’ by Hot Tag Media Works then plays up as Lucas Johnson makes his way out to the stage. Albert Hitchman follows close behind him as he holds up a bottle of CBD Oil (Not sponsored in any way by EAW) as he looks at Lucas with a smirk. Lucas stands on the stage for a moment as he gives a nod to Albert before beginning to make his way to the ring with confidence yet determination at the same time)
Gina Romano: And his opponent… accompanied by ALBERT HITCHMAN… from Long Island, New York… weighing in at 197 pounds… THE WRESTLING MACHINE… LUCAS JOHNSON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Deadprez: As for Lucas Johnson, he and Albert Hitchman have been sailing a very rocky boat, to say the least. Something’s gotta give for both of them as clearly they think they deserve more than what they’re already given, hell they’re targetting our current PURE Champion, Jake Smith as well hoping to prove a point. Possibly this could be a way?
Eve: Yeah beat his tag partner that’s certainly something to rattle the champions bones, I guess? But either way, it doesn’t change the fact he’d want nothing more than the win given to him and I’m sure he’s going to do everything to right his wrongs at this moment. Who knows maybe Albert Hitchman will flash his CBD Oil in Bronson’s face and distract him gaining Lucas the win, who knows? Although at this point it’s highly unlikely that Lucas Johnson could come out with a win with his track record, I would not take the benefit of the doubt away from him though, not for a moment. He’s a wildcard, to say the least, and I feel like we’re going to get a dose of that tonight.
Gavin Kirkland: You see with this CBD Oil Albert Hitchman so graciously gave me, it’s taught me to lubricate-
(Lucas Johnson makes his way up the steps and onto the apron as Albert Hitchman stands with his arms crossed at the ringside area. Lucas slowly makes his way into the ring taking his time before going over to the center of the ring and spreading his arms out looking up at the ceiling before looking at Bronson and shaking his head before making his way to his corner and beginning to warm up and get ready for the match as ‘Young & Bitter’ fades out. Both competitors are staring a hole into one another as the Ref signals for the bell ending the tense atmosphere)
(DING! DING! DING!)
Deadprez: Here we go as this grudge match is underway! Bronson and Lucas quickly circling around before quickly beginning to lock up in a test of strength! Both of them jockeying for position as Lucas manages to swing around and manipulate Bronson’s arm from the back. Bronson trying to swing around as well and escape but Lucas has that hold locked in tight! LUCAS PUSHING BRONSON CHEST FIRST RIGHT INTO THE TURNBUCKLE! Lucas separating away as Bronson is grabbing his chest in pain and Lucas gets ahold of him! LUCAS CONNECTING AND DROPPING BRONSON DOWN TO THE GROUND WITH A NECKBREAKER!
Eve: Bronson in pain as he’s quickly grabbing the ropes and pulling himself up to his feet as Lucas is quickly beginning to circle around once more. BUT BRONSON CLOCKING HIM RIGHT ON THE NOSE WITH A LEFT HOOK SENDING HIM DOWN TO A KNEE! Bronson taking advantage of this as he grabs Lucas! BRONSON WITH A DOUBLE UNDERHOOK PILEDRIVER CONNECTING AS LUCAS IS SLAMMED RIGHT INTO THE GROUND!
Gavin Kirkland: The platonic strength of the pot smokers are boosting Bronson to new heights as he’s seemingly turned things around and gained the advantage in this match! Bronson quickly bringing Lucas up as he sends him to the ropes using an Irish whip! LUCAS WITH A SHOULDER TACKLE THOUGH TAKING BRONSON RIGHT DOWN TO THE GROUND! Bronson getting up though yet Lucas is just a bit quicker on the recovery! LUCAS WITH A SHINING WIZARD ON A KNEELING BRONSON DANIELS!
Deadprez: Bronson is grabbing his head as he’s trying to roll away at this moment. He manages to get out to the ringside area as Lucas is realizing and leaving the ring to follow him as well. Lucas grabbing him as he’s bringing Bronson around the ring slowly! LUCAS THROWING BRONSON RIGHT INTO THE STEEL STEPS! Bronson crumbles down as Lucas slowly rolls into the ring. Bronson regaining leverage as he pulls himself up and rolls himself into the ring-
Eve: ALBERT HITCHMAN! ALBERT HITCHMAN IS TRYING TO KEEP BRONSON’S LEG AS A SOUVENIR AS HE PULLS HIM NOW ALLOWING HIM TO GET INTO THE RING! BUT BRONSON! GUNSMOKE! GUNSMOKE! BRONSON CONNECTING WITH THE SPEAR OUT OF NOWHERE TAKING HITCHMAN DOWN TO THE GROUND! Bronson shook up as he quickly rolls into the ring out of anger but this does not seem to look good for him!
Gavin Kirkland: FULL NELSON LEGSWEEP FACEBUSTER! BABY SHARK CONNECTS WITH A BIG MOVE AS BRONSON IS OUT COLD! ALBERT HITCHMAN MIGHT’VE JUST COST BRONSON THE MATCHES AS LUCAS ROLLS HIM OVER AND GOES FOR THE PIN!
Deadprez: ROPE BREAK! BRONSON GRABS HIS HAND ON THE BOTTOM ROPE AS THE REF NOTICES IN THE NICK OF TIME! Lucas could not be more seething in anger at Bronson’s kip-up as he pulls himself up to his feet. Lucas pushing himself into the corner as he’s yelling at Bronson now to pull himself up to his feet as he seems he wants to end this definitely now that he has him where he wants him. Bronson is up as Lucas runs towards him! CLAYMORE KICK!
Eve: BRONSON INVADES IT! BRONSON INVADES THE BOOT AS HE PUSHES THE REF IN THE WAY! THE REF IS DOWN! LUCAS IS CONFUSED AT THE CIRCUMSTANCES AS LET’S ADMIT HE PROBABLY EXPECTED THIS MATCH TO BE SAID AND DONE AT THIS MOMENT! Lucas shaking his head now faced with pure anger as he runs at Bronson who’s retreating in the corner. WHAT!
Gavin Kirkland: YES! HOLY SHIT! BRONSON JUST TOOK A HIT OF A BLUNT HE PULLED OUT OF HIS TRUNKS AND BLEW THE SMOKE RIGHT INTO THE FACE OF LUCAS! LUCAS IS COMPLETELY DAZED AS HE’S COUGHING AND MOVING AWAY FROM THE SMOKE! BUT WATCH OUT! BRONSON DASHING THROUGH THE SMOKE AS LUCAS DOESN’T SEE IT COMING FROM ‘THE EUPHORIC MACHINE’!
Deadprez: GUNSMOKE! SPEAR CONNECTS AS LUCAS IS COMPLETELY NAILED TO THE GROUND AND OUT! Bronson falling into the corner as he’s completely dazed from all of this sudden action but I’m sure he’s feeling it now! Lucas trying to crawl up but Bronson is coming towards him. BRONSON WITH FURIOUS ELBOWS RIGHT TO THE BACK OF HIS NECK AS LUCAS IS COMPLETELY OUT OF IT BUT BRONSON IS BEGINNING TO LOCK IT IN!
Eve: BRO JUST TAP OUT! THE TWISTER IS LOCKED IN! LUCAS IS SCREAMING LIKE HELL AS HE’S TRYING TO REACH OUT BUT BRONSON HAS HIM TRAPPED AND COMPLETELY SUBDUED! IS HE GOING TO TAP OUT?! HE IS! HE’S NODDING FURIOUSLY AS THE REF IS UP ON HIS FEET AND QUICKLY SIGNALING FOR THE BELL!
(DING! DING! DING!)
(‘R.I.P. SCREW’ then plays up again as Bronson Daniels still has that hold locked in on Lucas Johnson. He has a face of fury as finally the Ref is quickly running over and forced to separate both Bronson and Lucas from each other before Lucas gets subdued. Lucas rolls out of the ring as he’s helped by Albert Hitchman who is still feeling the effects of the Gunsmoke up to his feet. Bronson points to him with a goofy smirk before strutting around the ring starting to celebrate pointing to members of the crowd, in reality, he’s just pointing to empty chairs in empty stands joyfully)
Gina Romano: Ladies and gentlemen here is your winner… BRONSON DANIELS!!!!!!!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: THE POWER OF THE WEED HAS BESTOWED UPON SIR BRONSON DANIELS A WIN! THE STREAK CONTINUES!
Deadprez: :wtf: Bronson Daniels coming out with a win that could’ve possibly settled the score with Lucas Johnson. Those two have been butting heads with one another and finally, it ends tonight with the misfortune of Lucas Johnson accidentally striking the Ref causing Bronson to take advantage using his own dirty tactics and pulling out the win!
Eve: I’ll admit even I’m a bit unsure about that ending myself but what do you expect. If anything it shows craftiness and I will not take that away from him. This is a much-deserved win gained for ‘The Euphoric Machine’ and I’m sure this won’t be the end of his excellent time from his tenure here on the Showdown brand!
(Bronson continues to celebrate around as he climbs up to the top rope and brings his head up in the air basking in the glory before turning his head over to Lucas Johnson as he breaks down in laughter just at the pure sight at him. Lucas is still furious as Albert Hitchman is aiding him to the back, every once in a while he turns his head over to look at Bronson in the ring as he gives a few coughs still from the match and shakes his head before he disappears into the backstage area. Bronson jumps off and falls to a kneeling position spreading his arms out with a big smirk on his face as that’s the last shot as Showdown fades out to elsewhere.)
(Commercial break promoting the EAW Championship Match between Andrea Valentine and Malcolm Jones on the EAW Network in two weeks!)
(The camera fades back into the empty arena as both Bruce Everett and Tom Ferrari are standing in the ring trying to strategize.)
(“Old Town Road hits as Lance Blackfyre makes his wya to the rign with a purpsoe not taking his eyes on his opponents.)
Gina Romano: INTRODUCING THEIR OPPONENT….FROM CHICAGO, ILLINOIS…WEIGHING IN AT THREE HUNDRED AND SIXTY FIVE POUNDS….”THE OMEN OF DESTRUCTION”….LLLLAANNCCEEE BBLLLACCCKKKFFYYRREEE!!!!
Gavin Kirland: I don’t wanna be those two dweebs in the ring right now after what happened to Lance last week at the hands of Jake Smith. Nuff said.
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Eve: Both men look scared shitless as they look at Lance not taking his eyes off them! Bruce runs at him and Lance back body drops him to the outside! Tom tries running at him BUT LANCE HITS A BIG BOOT!
(Lance Blackfyre lets out a big roar.)
Deadprez: LANCE RUNS TO THE ROPES AND HITS THE SHATTERED JOY BICYCLE KICK!! TOM IS FUCKING OUT!! LOOK OUT!! BRUCE IS ATTACKING LANCE FROM BEHIND BUT LANCE GRANS HIM BY THE HEAD AND SCREAMS IN HIS FACE! HE THROWS BRUCE HALFWAY ACROSS THE RING!! HE PLACE BRUCE BETWEEN HIS LEGS….FEAR ORIGIN!!! THE SITOUT POWERBOMB!!
Eve: LANCE IS LOOKING DOWN AT BOTH LIFELESS MEN AND PICKS THEM BOTH UP WITH BOTH OF HANDS….HE HOLDS EACH ONE OF THEM WITH ONE HAND BY THE THROAT…..TITANIC PLUNGE TO BOTH BRUCE AND TOM!!! HE STACKS BOTH MEN ON TOP OF EACH OTHER AND PLACES HIS FOOT ON TOP OF THEM!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Gina Romano: HERE IS YOUR WINNER…..LLLAAANNCCEE BBLLACCKKFFYYRREE!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: Told ya.
(Lance Blackfyre kicks both men out of the ring then demands a microphone.)
Lance Blackfyre: Okay, now that I got that out of the way, it’s time to get down to business. JAKE SMITH! You’ve been a thorn on my side for quite some time now, and I’ve been dying to get my hands on you one way or another.
(Lance takes a deep breath.)
Lance Blackfyre: Last week, I came down to get a closer look at your match, but your little girlfriend got in my way for no reason. I tossed the stupid bitch aside cause she was blocking my view, and then…you had the audacity to hit me over and over and over again with that barbed wire baseball bat. It made my mission to destroy you even stronger!
(Lance calms down after being a bit angry.)
Lance Blackfyre: That’s why I’m challenging YOU Jake Smith…for the PURE Championship…AT GRAND RAMPAGE!
(Lance pauses for a second.)
Lance Blackfyre: If you’re the champion you say you are and wanna make this second reign memorable, you’ll accept. I look forward to your answer.
(Lance tosses the mic down as “Old Town Road” picks back up and he exits the arena.)
Gavin Kirkland: He just challenged Jake Smith for the PURE Championship? :lupe: :lupe: :lupe: Is Jake Smith going to accept the challenge?
Eve: I’ve heard some rumors about Jake Smith wanting nothing more than for Lance Blackfyre to shut up, but we’ll see how this all pans out.
(The scene transitions to the backstage locker room where Santo Muerte looks at the television in front of him. He had just seen the confrontation between Lance Blackfyre throw out the challenge to Jake Smith. Knowing how confident Jake is, he will most likely accept the challenge, so Grand Rampage is out of the window and Santo feels a wave of emotion rushing through him. He managed to defeat the PURE Champion last week. In a way, it seems like things are beginning to look up for him.)
Santo Muerte: “The Chosen Bastard” has his next title defense already said in stone. All he needs to do is accept the challenge, but he’s so prideful, he won’t hesitate to accept the challenge. It doesn’t matter where his path takes him, but it will lead to the same destination: death. Last week on Showdown, I did what many people believed was impossible and that was shut Jake Smith up. For once, “The Chosen Bastard” was left speechless and in a pit of rage. He walked into this match, believing that this match was going to be like our previous encounter. I warned him. I warned him the best way I could, but he didn’t listen. He was too prideful in himself. His pride was his downfall last week, just like it will be his downfall at some point. It’s going to be the reason why he ends up losing the PURE Championship. Will it be against me? That’s up for El Rey to decide. At the end of the day, I am only a disciple who wants to get El Rey’s message out to anyone who believes that they are not immune to death. Death doesn’t care if you’re an Ace. It doesn’t care if you’re a Gawd or Goddess. In Jake Smith’s case, it doesn’t matter if you’re mighty. Last week, I had a conversation with El Rey. We discussed my future in Elite Answers Wrestling and at the moment, it does not concern the PURE Championship. Instead, El Rey has other things in his mind.
(Santo Muerte takes a deep breath before continuing.)
Santo Muerte: It involves the Grand Rampage. Twenty-nine men and women vying for an opportunity to headline Pain for Pride. An opportunity to capture the attention of anyone who comes across me. An opportunity to spread El Rey’s messages and warn everyone that death is upon them. Death isn’t something that you can’t avoid and for the women listening to me, it doesn’t discriminate. An example of what happened to Harlow Reichert at Under Siege. She may have rolled me up, but I began her spiral downhill. With Alexis Chambers, she came into the match feeling as confident as ever that she was going to take me down, but I knocked her unconscious before I had the opportunity to snap her arm back. If we cross paths again, I won’t hesitate to snap her arm back. This is what the other Elitist in the match needs to be taken into consideration. I am going to be part of the Grand Rampage, and I would like for any of them to know, I’m not holding back. Normally, I despise matches with multiple Elitists. I prefer one-on-one matches, but if El Rey has this in store for me, who would I be to deny him of that? An opportunity to show twenty-nine men and women that the man that is going to stand in front of them is a force of pure violence and destruction. They won’t be able to run from death at that moment. I will break the bones of anyone who I place my hands on. No one is untouchable in this match. It doesn’t matter if you’re Cage, Rex McAllister, Ahren Fournier, Ryan Wilson or anyone else who gets added into the match, but none of you are immortal. None of you are untouchable when “The Saint of Death” crosses paths with you.
Santo Muerte: If given the opportunity to do so, I will break the arm of every man and woman in this match if I have too. I will take no prisoners. I will hold back and I will return with a prize to El Rey. Will it be a couple of arms? Or will it be with the biggest prize of them all and that’s a future World Championship Match at the grandest stage of them all? The unpredictability of this match piques my interest. I vow to make an impression that none of you will be able to forget. People can look at me and say “Santo is overhyped,” “Santo doesn’t want to win this match enough,” “Santo can’t hack it with the best,” but I plan to prove all the critics who don’t believe me and El Rey’s words wrong.
Santo Muerte: Miedo Muerte.
(The camera pans to ringside.)
(‘Debate Scrum’ by Masafumi Takada hits as Harper Lee comes out with an annoyed look on her face. She makes her way to the ring and demands a microphone.)
Harper Lee: I don’t care that Veena is too scared to show her face here tonight, I came to this arena tonight for a FIGHT and that is exactly what I am going to get! I don’t care who it is, I want a match against someone right now. Bring it on.
Eve: That’s one of the reasons why we love this girl.
Gavin Kirkland: Other reasons to….:mjlit:
Deadprez: Who’s gonna be her opponent?
(“PEOPLE = SHIT” by Slipknot blares as Shane Gates makes his way to the ring followed by Angela Grant. He puts his ear to the empty crowd mocking the empty arena expecting the boos he always gets.)
Gina Romano: MAKING HIS WAY TO THE RING….ACCOMPANIED BY ANGELA GRANT….FROM HUNTINGTON BEACH, CALIFORNIA….WEIGHING IN AT TWO HUNDRED AND THIRTEEN POUNDS….”THE FUCKING DYNASTY OF SHOWDOWN”…..SSSHHHAANNNEEE GGGAATTTEEESSS!!!!
Eve: Shane Gates! This should be interesting to say the least. He saw an opportunity with Harper needing an opponent for tonight and he’s taking full advantage of it. He’s been on a string of bad luck with bad losses but all it takes is one win to turn it around for him. He’s got the talent, but I can’t wait to see him try to back it up against someone like Harper Lee right now!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Eve: This match is underway and both competitors now lock up in the center of the ring, Shane backs Harper Lee into a corner, He has Harper cornered now and the referee steps in to get some separation between the two. The referee pushes Shane back, but Shane over the top of the referee’s back slaps Harper as hard as he can! :oh:
Gavin Kirkland: That pretty face! :mjcry:
Deadprez: Harper Lee isn’t happy about that as she charges at Shane has hard as she can! She’s throwing several shots at the head of Shane Gates as Shane is covering up before rolling to the underneath the bottom rope in retreat! That isn’t stopping Harper though as she’s right on his tail! Harper throws a right hand at Shane and Shane is still trying to escape Harper right now but Harper still won’t let up as she grabs him by the head and slams him head first off the steel steps! Harper Lee is pissed off from that slap and she’s letting Shane Gates know it right now!
Eve: BUT LOOK! Angela Grant gets in the face of Harper Lee! She has her hands on her hips pretty much begging for Harper to do something about it! Harper brushes her off but before she can turn around Shane attacks her from behind, Shane is hammering awa now at Harper Lee! Shane picks up Harper and whips her full speed into a corner barricade! Shane gives a smirk now proud of what he’d done so far, and he picks up Harper and rolls her back inside the ring. Shane slides back in the ring and Angela is giving him instructions as he approaches Harper Lee in the corner but Harper throws a kick to the stomach of Shane, and now Harper takes this opportunity to run from the corner at Shane–but Shane counters it with a flapjack!
Deadprez: Shane transitions immediately into a headlock! Harper is scrambling to try to find a way out of this headlock but Shane is wrenching down on the hold! Harper manages to get up to a knee as the sleeper hold is still locked and then she manages to get to both feet, and Harper drives her body backwards driving Shane into the corner causing Shane to finally let go! HARPER NOW GRABS SHANE BY THE HEAD AND GOES FOR A RUNNING BULLDOG–BUT SHANE HOLDS ON AND LIFTS UP HARPER AND TRANSITIONS HARPER’S BULLDOG ATTEMPT INTO A SIT-OUT FACEBUSTER! SHANE COVERS!!
Eve: HARPER KICKS OUT OF IT! SHANE PICKS UP HARPER RIGHT AWAY AND HAS HER BY THE WAIT BUT HARPER THROWS A FEW ELBOWS TO SHANE’S FACE AND NOW HARPER SWINGS WILDLY BEHIND HER BUT SHANE DUCKS IT AND NOW SHANE PUTS HER IN A DDT POSITION–BUT HARPER TWIRLS OUT OF THE DDT AND CONNECTS WITH A ROUNDHOUSE KICK RIGHT TO THE SIDE OF SHANE’S HEAD! SHANE IS STUNNED HERE AND HARPER PULLS SHANE IN AND GOES FOR THE JUMPING FLATLINER–AND IT CONNECTS! HARPER NOW GOES FOR THE COVER HERE!
Deadprez: SHANE KICKS OUT AND HARPER FLIPS SHANE ON HIS STOMACH AND LOCKS IN THE CROSSFACE! THE CROSS FACE IS LOCKED IN IN THE CENTER OF THE RING, CAN SHANE FIND A WAY OUT OF IT HERE?! SHANE IS REFUSING TO TAP OUT HERE AS HE’S REACHING FOR THE ROPES, HE’S SLOWLY MAKING HIS WAY THERE BUT HARPER ISN’T MAKING IT EASY! OH NO!! SHANE’S WIFE ANGELA GRABS HIS ARM AND HELPS HIM ESCAPE BY PULLING HIM OUT OF THE RING! THE CROWD DID NOT LIKE THAT!
Eve: What crowd? :skip:
Gavin Kirkland: ANGELA IS CHECKING ON HER HUSBAND AND OH SHIT HARPER COMES FLYING OUT OF NOWHERE WITH THE SUICIDE DIVE TAKING OUT BOTH ANGELA AND SHANE! HARPER NOW PICKS UP AND ROLLS SHANE BACK IN THE RING AND HARPER CLIMBS UP THE APRON AND GOES TO THE TOP ROPE, SHE WAITS FOR SHANE TO TURN AROUND–CROSSBODY FROM THE TOP ROPE FROM HARPER LEE! BUT SHANE ROLLS THROUGH AND PICKS HER UP AND HAS A HOLD OF HER–SPINNING SIDE SLAM FROM SHANE–BUT HARPER REVERSES THAT INTO AN ARM DRAG!!
Eve: BOTH COMPETITORS ARE UP AND SHANE GOES FOR A HARD CLOTHESLINE BUT HE MISSES WILDLY AS HARPER DUCKS AND SHE HAS A HOLD OF SHANE BY THE WAIST–GERMAN SUPLEX FROM HARPER LEE AND SHE BRIDGES IT INTO A PIN!
Eve: SHANE KICKS OUT AGAIN! HARPER IS UP TO HER FEET AS IS SHANE AND GOES FOR THE BICYCLE KICK–BUT SHANE GOES UNDERNEATH AND LIFTS HARPER UP FOR THE POWERBOMB, BUT HARPER IS FIGHTING IT THE BEST SHE CAN HERE! HARPER TRIES TO REVERSE IT INTO A HURRICANRANA, BUT HARPER FAILS AS SHE’S HANGING AND SHANE STILL HAS AHOLD OF HER, AND NOW HE PULLS HER BACK UP…BUCKLE BOMB FROM SHANE GATES AS HARPER’S HEAD HITS HARD ON THE TURNBUCKLE PAD! AND NOW HARPER STUMBLES RIGHT INTO A SPINNING HEEL KICK FROM SHANE GATES! THAT KICK CAUSES HARPER TO FALL OUT OF THE RING UNDERNEATH THE BOTTOM ROPE!!
Deadprez: SHANE GRABS HARPER ON THE OUTSIDE FROM INSIDE THE RING THROUGH THE MIDDLE ROPE BUT HARPER THROWS A HARD FOREARM RIGHT INTO THE FACE OF SHANE CAUSING SHANE TO STEP BACK INTO THE RING! HARPER SLOWLY CRAWLS BACK INTO THE RING AS SHE’S MEASURING UP SHANE GATES RIGHT NOW…SHANE TURNS AROUND–SHE WRAPS HER ARM AROUND SHANE’S HEAD GOING FOR STREETS OF RAGE!! THE GUILLOTINE CHOKE!! BUT SHANE OUT OF DESPERATION DRIVES HARPER BACK FIRST INTO THE CORNER! SHANE NOW HITS A SHOULDER THRUST TO HARPER IN THE CORNER! SHANE NOW DELIVERS SEVERAL CLOTHESLINE SHOTS TO THE CHEST OF HARPER LEE IN THE CORNER BEFORE WALKING TO THE OPPOSITE CORNER–SHANE CHARGES!!! BUT HARPER GOT HER FOOT UP STOPPING SHANE! SHANE RETREATS HOLDING HIS FACE IN PAIN AS HARPER TURNS AROUND IN THE CORNER–SHE SPRINGBOARDS OFF THE SECOND ROPE–SHE CONNECTS WITH A SPRINGBOARD TORNADO DDT! WHAT A MANEUVER FROM HARPER LEE RIGHT THERE!
Eve: SHE ISN’T COVERING THOUGH, WHY? I THINK SHE WANTS TO MAKE SURE SHE HAS VICTORY IN HAND! SHE CRAWLS TO THE NEAREST CORNER NEAR HER AND BEGINS PULLING HERSELF UP, SHE’S BEGGING FOR SHANE TO GET TO HIS FEET! ANGELA IS GOING BALLISTIC ON THE OUTSIDE TRYING TO WAKE SHANE UP AS HE’S STILL WOOZY! SHANE TURNS AROUND AND HARPER RUNS AT HIM GOING FOR FINAL DESTINATION!! BUT SHANE COUNTERS IT BY CATCHING HARPER WITH A SPINEBUSTER! SHANE TRIES PICKING UP HARPER ONCE AGAIN BUT HARPER SLAPS SHANE;S HANDS AWAY FROM HER AND CONNECTS WITH A STANDING ENZIGUIRI RIGHT THE HEAD OF SHANE GATES! SHANE IS ON SPAGHETTI LEGS ONCE AGAIN HERE AS HARPER RUNS TO THE ROPES LOOKING FOR FINAL DESTINATION AGAIN PERHAPS–BUT SHANE COUNTERS IT AGAIN BY CATCHING HARPER WITH A SUPERKICK OUT OF NOWHERE! HE KICKS HARPER IN THE MIDSECTION AND LIFTS HER UP!! HE’S GOING FOR DEAD MAN–AND IT CONNECTS!! THE INVERTED SITOUT SIDE POWERSLAM!!! SHANE HOOKS THE LEG OF HARPER NOW!!
Gavin Kirkland: MY GIRL HARPER GETS THE SHOULDER UP!! THAT WAS CLOSE! :whew:
Eve: ANGELA THOUGHT THAT WAS IT AS A LOT OF US DID, SHE’S INSTRUCTING SHANE TO STAY ON THE ATTACK AND NOT GIVE HARPER ANY TIME TO RECOUPERATE! SHANE GATES NOW PICKS UP HARPER FROM THE MAT WITH URGENCY AND PLACES HER BETWEEN HIS LEGS, WHAT COULD HE BE PLANNING? BUT HARPER IS TRYING TO FIND A WAY OUT AND SHE DOES WITH THE BACK BODY DROP! SHANE’S IN THE CORNER AND HARPER CHARGES AT HIM FOR THE SPLASH–BUT NOBODY’S HOME!! SHANE NOW GOES FOR THE ROLL-UP FROM BEHIND BUT HARPER ROLLS THROUGH IT AND STANDS TO HER FEET AND HITS A FRONT DROPKICK TO THE FACE A THE SEATED SHANE GATES!
Deadprez: HARPER MAKES HER WAY TO THE TOP ROPE NOW WITH URGENCY AND SHE’S WASTING NO TIME, SHE’S PULLING OUT ALL THE STOPS, SHE GOING FOR PERHAPS A DIVING ELBOW DROP–BUT SHANE GETS UP AN THROWS HIMSELF ON THE TOP CAUSING HARPER TO LOSE HER BALANCE ON THE TOP ROPE, SHE A SITTING DUCK UP THERE NOW AND SHANE GATES GOES UP TO THE TOP ROPE WITH HER! HE THROWS SEVERAL RIGHT HANDS TO THE SKULL OF HARPER LEE BEFORE THROWING HER ARM OVER HIS HEAD FOR THE SUPERPLEX–BUT HARPER IS REFUSING TO LET IT HAPPEN! HARPER LEE THROWS SEVERAL BODY SHOTS NOW TRYING TO FREE HERSELF! SHE FINALLY FREES HERSELF AND SHE STANDS OVER SHANE GATES–SUNSET FLIP POWERBOMB!! BUT SHANE GATES HELD ON!! HARPER IS PULLING AS HARD AS SHE CAN HERE AND SHANE CAN’T HOLD ON AS HARPER PULLS HIM OFF THE ROPES…..POWERBOMB FROM HARPER LEE! HARPER LEE CAN SENSE VICTORY IS NEAR HERE!
Eve: OH NO!! ANGELA IS ON THE APRON AND HARPER THROWS THE HARDEST RIGHT HAND SHE CAN THAT KNOCKS ANGELA OFF THE APRON!! BUT SHANE GATES FROM BEHIND ROLLS UP HARPER! HE’S GOT THE TIGHTS! HE’S GOT TIGHTS!!
Gavin Kirkland: OHHH SHIITTT!! HARPER SOMEHOW MANAGED TO GET OUT OF THAT PIN AND BOTH ARE UP AND RUN AT EAHC OTHER AND SHANE CATCHES HER WITH AN UPPERCUT TO THE JAW! PLEASE DON’T HURT THAT FACE!!! :lupe:
Deadprez: SHANE GATES STANDS ABOVE HARPER AND TAUNTS TO THE EMPTY ARENA! HE’S TAKING HIS TIME SOAKING THIS I’M THINKING HE’S GOT THIS! HE PICKS UP HARPER SLOWLY NOW AND PLACES HER BETWEEN HIS LEGS WITH A SMILE ON HIS FACE AND HE LIFTS HER UP FOR THE ACES HIGH POWERBOMB!! BUT HARPER SLIPS OUT FROM BEHIND AND RUNS TO THE ROPES AND SHANE TURNS AROUND AND IS MET WITH FINAL DESTINATION!!! THE BICYCLE KNEE CONNECTS! THE THIRD TIME WAS THE CHARM BUT WILL IT BE ENOUGH TO PUT SHANE GATES AWAY?!?!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
(“Debate Scrum” hits as Harper stands exhausted and gets her hand raised by the referee.)
Gina Romano: HERE IS YOUR WINNER……HHHAARRRPPPEERRR LLLEEEEEE!!!!!!!
Eve: What a match between these two! It wasn’t a match Harper was expecting but one she’s likely proud of! Give credit to Shane, his string of bad luck just unfortunately continued tonight. He got a little too cocky in the end and it ended up costing him.
(The scene pans to Ryan Wilson backstage in his office on his cell phone. He seems to be preoccupied with the call, ignoring everything else in front of him. A moment later, a knock is heard on the door. Ryan rolls his eyes, knowing that it’s probably another Elitist to worry about, but it’s just a part of the job for him.)
Ryan Wilson (to the door): Come in! (to whoever is on the phone) I’ll call you back. General Manager duties.
(Ryan Wilson hands up the phone as the door opens. The Elitist walks in as the camera reveals that it’s nothing more than The Ring Master. Ryan rolls his eyes, before putting on his best fake smile possible. The Ring Master is nothing more than a pain in the ass to Ryan, but he is trying to remain as professional as possible.)
Ryan Wilson: Are you here to talk about a potential trade because I would be more than happy to send you to Dynasty or Voltage.
The Ring Master: Much to your dismay, Ryan; I’m remaining on Showdown.
Ryan Wilson: Is that all you wanted to tell me? What could you possibly want, Choc?
The Ring Master: I know, that we’ve had our differences in the past, but if you let me in the Grand Rampage, you will not regret it.
Ryan Wilson: The Grand Rampage Match? You know that there are people just declaring themselves in the match. Ahren did so earlier tonight. I did last week. You’re in the match, Choc. Is that all?
The Ring Master: I’m not sure if you’ve watched my videos.
Ryan Wilson: I don’t get who would?
The Ring Master: Look, I get that you’re interim General Manager and whatnot, but I am fighting the temptation to slap you across the room. I’m glad to be in the Grand Rampage match, but I want more in this match. Thanks to Chris Elite using the Gawd Contract to have Cage be the first entrant in the match, it took away my shot at being the first man in the match, but I’m optimistic. It’s going to take massive balls for anyone to do this, but I want to be the second man at the Grand Rampage Match.
Ryan Wilson: Do you realize that you would be starting this match off with Cage? I couldn’t even defeat Cage at Christmas in Dubai. He would wipe the floor with you, Choc. Getting into the ring with Cage is almost like having a death wish. It’s laughable for you to believe that you have a shot at throwing him over the top rope. He would throw you over the top rope with no problem at all.
The Ring Master: Many people would be scared of starting Grand Rampage with Cage, but I embrace all challenges in front of me. There are not many people who would scratch for an opportunity to face Cage in the ring. He’s a former EAW Champion. He’s one of the best in this company. A Hall of Famer for a reason and I want to be able to take on whatever he plans to throw at me. I’m planning to go all out for this matchup. Being part of the Grand Rampage match, there’s going to be men like Cage, Rex McAllister and Charlie Marr who are going to bring everything to the table. Not many people are expecting anything from me going into this match. It’s unknown if the Showdown brand has anyone to raise the blue flag with pride.
Ryan Wilson: They have me, duh.
The Ring Master: As I said, it’s unknown if the Showdown brand has anyone to raise the blue flag with pride. I plan to be the man that does that. I want to be number two in the Grand Rampage, Ryan. We’ve had beef, but I am willing to put that aside in order to represent this brand and make it proud.
Ryan Wilson: I disagree because I fully believe that I am more than capable of representing this brand with honor and respect that someone like Ahren Fournier won’t be able too, but someone has to be the sacrificial lamb in this Grand Rampage. Someone has to start things off with Cage and it might as well be you. I’m glad that you’re more than willing to be the first eliminated in this match. :wow:
The Ring Master: I won’t be the first eliminated in this match, but if we cross paths in the match, I’m not holding back, Mr. INTERM General Manager.
(The Ring Master shoots a glare at Ryan Wilson before leaving the office. The last shot is of Ryan Wilson with a huge smirk on his face before turning to his desk. The scene fades to commercial break.)
(Commercial break promoting the Answers World Championship Match. Watch Answers World Champion, Cameron Ella Ava defend her title against Mr. DEDEDE and Xander Payne on the EAW Network in two weeks!)
(Showdown returns from commercial break as “I Love it Loud” (Wolf Howl Intro) by Kiss hits, as Shaker Jones steps out onto the stage with Detective Biggums, Detective Ty, and Detective Asson, aka The Bozo Victims Unit, following right behind him. Shaker is wearing black leather tights to go along with his black leather jacket, as he walks down to the ring)
Gina Romano: The following contest is the main event of the evening, and it is set for one fall! Introducing first, from Inglis, Manitoba, Canada!!! Weighing in at 238lbs!! He’s accompanied by the Bozo Victims Unit!! THE CANADIAN WOLF!!!! SHAKERRRRRRRRRRRR JONESSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!
Deadprez: Shaker Jones and the Bozo Victims Unit went to work last week, as they took out both Bruce Everett and Tom Ferrari backstage. As a result of those actions, the triple threat match that was scheduled between Bruce, Tom, and Dray Fontana was cancelled.
Eve: And since that match was cancelled, we went right to Shaker Jones’ match against Bronson Daniels, where Shaker fell short after Daniels countered Shaker’s pin with a rollup of his own to escape with the victory.
Deadprez: Although that match didn’t end up going the way that Shaker had hoped, you can’t deny the fact that he’s been pretty impressive these past few months after going under Chris Elite’s wing and becoming the leader of the Bozo Victims Unit.
(Shaker is seen inside the ring, taking his black leather jacket off, and handing it over to Detective Biggums who stands on the outside of the ring along with the other members of the Bozo Victims unit. The Kiss track eventually cuts.)
(“ULTRAnumb” by Blue Stahli hits, as Cameron Ella Ava steps out onto the stage. She’s wearing a red top to go along with some black bottoms and a red snapback that she has turned all the way around. The Answers World Championship is also strapped around her waist, as she begins to walk down the ramp and towards the ring)
Gina Romano: And his opponent! From Los Angeles, California!! Weighing in at 130lbs!! She is the Goddess of Elite Answers Wrestling!!! The Centerpiece!! Your EAW Answers World Champion!!! CAMERRRRRONNNN ELLLLLLLAAA AVAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!
Deadprez: Speaking of Chris Elite. Here’s a woman that actually managed to not only beat Shaker Jones’ mentor in Chris Elite, but she also defeated Elite’s Illionaire’s partner, Ahren Fournier back at Under Siege to retain her Answers World Championship.
Eve: Cameron Ella Ava has definitely been on a roll ever since she won that Answers World Championship back at Road To Redemption. She has taken on every challenge that has come her way no matter how many people have doubted her in the process, and that’s why she is still standing before us as not only the first ever woman to win the Answers World Championship, but as the Answers World Champion in general.
Gavin Kirkland: Last week Cameron Ella Ava wasn’t with us in Ambato, Ecuador. Instead she was back at home in Los Angeles, California with her husband, Jamie O’Hara, as he’s still recovering from his injuries. This COVID-19 “Stay at home” order also kept the champion at home, but I’m sure Jamie enjoyed that. You know I would if I was quarantined with her. I’d probably talk her into dying her hair blonde, but if I was quarantined with her, at least I know I’d have something fun to do. :mjlit:
Deadprez: :notbad: I’m sure she kept Jamie occupied, but even when she was quarantined back in Los Angeles for the week, Cameron was able to do a split screen interview with Kyra Phillips. We learned last week that Xander Payne would join Mr. DEDEDE and the champion herself in the Answers World Championship Match at the Grand Rampage. Cameron understands the level of difficulty it will be to walk out of Grand Rampage the same way she walked in, Answers World Champion, but she intends on using that match as an opportunity to prove why she is the best Elitist in this company. Tonight she can give Xander and Mr. DEDEDE a preview of what’s to come at the Grand Rampage with this match against Shaker Jones.
(Cameron Ella Ava unstraps her Answers World Championship and raises it high in the air for Shaker and the rest of the Bozo Victims Unit to see. Shaker shakes off Cameron’s gesture as he looks unimpressed with the World Champion. Cameron lowers the belt and hands it over to the referee. The referee walks over to the side of the ring and hands the championship belt over to the person who rings the bell. Meanwhile, Cameron Ella Ava takes her red snapback off, places it off to the side out of the ring, and prepares for the match)
(DING! DING! DING!)
Deadprez: There’s the bell! Shaker Jones is speaking to the Bozo Victims Unit, as they try to pump him up for the big match. Shaker turns around to face Cameron.
Eve: AND THERE’S THE CHAMPION WITH THE WONDER WOMAN PUNCH! THAT FOREARM SMASH KNOCKS SHAKER JONES RIGHT INTO THE CORNER! Cameron Ella Ava is wasting no time getting this fight going against Shaker Jones! Jones is propped up against the corner, as Cameron walks over to him and kicks him in the stomach with her right foot! Cameron now grabs Shaker’s arm, as she attempts to Irish whip him to the other corner!
Gavin Kirkland: But Shaker reverses it with an irish whip of his own, as Cameron Ella Ava crashes against the turnbuckle at the other end of the ring! Shaker Jones now charges at Cameron Ella Ava! RUNNING BODY SPLASH IN THE CORNER BY SHAKER JONES!!! NO! The Champion moves out of the way, as Shaker slams against the turnbuckle chest first! Shaker slowly gets out of the corner while holding his chest in pain, as Cameron Ella Ava kicks him in the stomach and connects a quick snap suplex that sends him straight to the mat!!
Deadprez: Cameron stands right up and quickly drops her knee down onto Shaker Jones’ face! What an impressive knee drop by the champion!! Cameron gets back up to her feet. She walks over to the corner, and begins to climb up to the top rope!
Eve: Wait look at the other side of the ring! It’s Detective Asson standing in the opposite corner! She’s banging on the top turnbuckle and cheering on Shaker Jones! The referee sees this, as he walks over to Detective Asson at the other side of the ring!
Deadprez: But look! It’s Detective Biggums! He has walked his way over to Cameron Ella Ava, as he stands right by her from the outside of the ring, she has no idea he’s there, as he tugs on her left leg and her legs split the ropes!! She just fell into a seated position on the top turnbuckle due to Detective Biggums interference and the referee has no idea, as he has his focus on Detective Asson at the other end of the ring!!
Gavin Kirkland: But look at Shaker! He’s gotten himself up to his feet! He charges at the ring ropes! He leaps up and springboard kicks Cameron right across the face as she sits on the top turnbuckle!! That’s what he calls the Supa Dupa Kick!! Detective Asson drops down from the ring apron, and the referee turns back around and puts his focus back on Cameron Ella Ava and Shaker Jones!
Eve: That distraction by Detective Asson and Detective Biggums bought Shaker enough time to avoid whatever Cameron had planned, and actually gave him an opening to strike the champion!! Shaker now walks over to Cameron in the corner and connects with a forearm strike to her face! He grabs her from off the top rope, turns around, AND POWERBOMBS CAMERON ELLA AVA!! He drives his elbow into her groin on the way down, and that right there is the Sledge-O-Matic!!! Shaker Jones hooks the leg!!
Referee: ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! THR-
Deadprez: And there’s the kickout by the Answers World Champion!!
Gavin Kirkland: Shaker Jones now begins to break down the champion, as he drives multiple stomps down onto her limbs! The other 3 members of the Bozo Victims Unit stand on the outside of the ring cheering Shaker on!
Deadprez: Shaker Jones grabs Cameron by the hair and brings her up to her feet. He connects with another forearm strike to her head that causes her stagger back! Shaker turns around and charges at the ropes! He bounces back and goes for a handspring back elbow!! NO!! Cameron Ella Ava ducks the elbow, as Shaker Jones goes right past her! Cameron turns around, and Shaker goes for a right hook!! No!! Cameron ducks that as well, then pops up!! She grabs Shaker Jones, and connects with the STO Backbreaker!!! She keeps a hold of Shaker Jones and follows it up with a reverse STO as she plants his face right into the mat!! Cameron Ella Ava covers!!
Referee: ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE-
Gavin Kirkland: Wait no!! Detective Ty just got the referee’s attention and he’s pointing at Shaker’s foot! It’s on the bottom rope! Detective Ty just grabbed Shaker’s boot and placed it on the bottom rope without the referee seeing, but he made sure that the referee saw that the foot was resting on that bottom rope!
Eve: And now Cameron Ella Ava gets up and is arguing with the referee about the fact that the Bozo Victims Unit are getting away with all of these cheap tricks and tactics! The referee looks confused, as he believes he’s calling this match accordingly!! Cameron is still letting him hear it, but it’s Shaker Jones who rolls up Cameron Ella Ava from behind!! The referee drops down to count!!
Referee: ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! THR-
Deadprez: And there’s another kickout by the champion!
Eve: I don’t know how Cameron Ella Ava could possibly win this match with those three roaming around the ring and assisting Shaker Jones! What was supposed to be a one on one contest is turning into a four on one handicapped match right before our eyes!
Gavin Kirkland: Shaker Jones gets back up to his feet, as does Cameron Ella Ava. He grabs the champion by the arm and whips her to the far ropes! Cameron bounces back! GIVE EM THE BOOT BICYCLE KICK BY SHAKER JONES!! NO! Cam ducks underneath the leg and gets behind Shaker! Shaker turns around! ROUNDHOUSE KICK!! NO!! Shaker Jones ducks the kick to his face, then stands straight up, as Cameron Ella Ava loses her balance due to the amount of effort she put into that kick! Shaker Jones lifts the champion up onto his shoulders in a fireman’s carry position!! SHAKERMAKER!!!! FIREMAN’S CARRY CUTTER BY SHAKER JONES CONNECTS, and Shaker Jones goes for the pin!!
Referee: ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! THREEEEE-
Gavin Kirkland: And there’s another kickout by Jamie O’Hara’s quarantine hobby!
Gavin Kirkland: She may not be a blonde, but you can’t tell me that’s not what she is.
Deadprez: Shaker Jones gets up onto one knee, as he gets Cameron Ella Ava into a seated position! He wraps his arms around her head, and locks in the dragon sleeper!! Cameron Ella Ava is trapped in that dragon sleeper by Shaker Jones! Shaker is wrenching back on the neck of Cam, as she’s screaming in pain! He’s trying to rip the champion’s head off, and the Bozo Victims Unit is enjoying every second of it at ringside!!
Eve: This is not the position that she wants to be in, and it looks like Cameron is trying to fight her way out of it. She uses her core strength and willpower to fight her way up to her feet! Shaker still has the dragon sleeper locked in as both competitors are standing, but Shaker with a dragon sleeper back breaker! He just snapped Cameron Ella Ava down onto his knee, as he keeps that dragon sleeper hold locked in tight! He stands back up with Cameron’s head still locked up, and he does another dragon sleeper backbreaker!
Gavin Kirkland: Cameron Ella Ava is trying to get out of this hold, but Shaker is making that a difficult task to do. Shaker still has Cameron’s head locked in that dragon sleeper, as he stands up once again! He’s going for another backbreaker!!
Deadprez: No!! Cameron Ella Ava was able to connect with some elbow shots to Shaker Jones’ midsection, as he loosened up the grip around Cam’s head! Cam with another back elbow shot! And another! Cam with a third elbow shot and Shaker Jones lets go of the sleeper hold! Cam is free! She runs to the far ropes, bounces back!! GIVE EM THE BOOT!!! THIS TIME THE BICYCLE KICK CONNECTS ONTO CAMERON ELLA AVA, AS SHAKER JONES DROPS DOWN FOR THE PIN!!!
Referee: ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE-
Eve: But again, Cameron kicks out!
Gavin Kirkland: Cameron Ella Ava is down on the mat. Shaker Jones is looking at that corner turnbuckle! I wonder what he has in mind!
Deadprez: Shaker Jones gets up and makes his way over to the corner! He climbs up to the top rope and gets himself set up on the top turnbuckle!! He leaps in the air! DIVING BODY SPLASH ONTO CAMERON ELLA AVA!!!!
Eve: NO!! CAM ROLLS OUT OF THE WAY, AS SHAKER JONES BELLY FLOPS RIGHT INTO THE MAT! HIS FACE AND TORSO SMACK THE CENTER OF THE RING!!! Cameron Ella Ava uses the side ropes to assist herself up, as Shaker Jones slowly gets himself up to his feet! Cameron walks over to Shaker, and connects her Snapback, a snapmare facebreaker, as she cracks his face up against her knee before completing the snapmare and sending him into a seated position! Cameron Ella Ava stands right back up. She’s behind Shaker Jones, and connects with a dropkick that lands directly in the center of his back while he was in that seated position! Shaker lays flat on the mat!
Gavin Kirkland: Cameron Ella Ava gets back up to her feet, as she looks down at Shaker Jones! But look! It’s Detective Biggums! Big Mike just grabbed at Cameron’s boot from under the rope at ringside! Cameron Ella Ava turns around and faces Big Mike, as he hops up onto the ring apron! The referee is making his way over to both Elitists! BUT DETECTIVE BIGGUMS SHOVES CAMERON ELLA AVA, AND HIS MONSTEROUS STRENGTH FORCES CAMERON TO ACCIDENTALLY ELBOW THE REFEREE IN THE FACE AFTER GETTING SHOVED!!! THE REFEREE FALLS STRAIGHT TO THE MAT AND HE LOOKS LIKE HE MAY BE OUT COLD!!!
Deadprez: Cam looks at the referee, and notices that he isn’t moving. She looks back at Detective Biggums who’s standing on the ring apron as well as the other two Bozo Victims Unit members who are behind him at ringside. GODDESS’ TOUCH!!!! CAMERON ELLA AVA JUST CONNECTED HER RUNNING ENZIGURI ON DETECTIVE BIGGUMS, AS HE FALLS OFF OF THE RING APRON AND LANDS ON THE GROUND AT RINGSIDE!!!
Eve: Cameron Ella Ava looks like she’s had enough of these cheap tricks by the Bozo Victims Unit, as she exits the ring, and goes right at them! Right hand jab by Cameron Ella Ava onto Detective Asson!! Right hand jab onto Detective Ty! Another Jab onto Asson! Another one onto Detective Ty! Cameron Ella Ava is firing away at these two!! She takes a step back!! AND CAMERON ELLA AVA TAKES BOTH DETECTIVE TY AND DETECTIVE ASSON DOWN WITH A CLOTHESLINE!!!
Gavin Kirkland: BUT IT’S DETECTIVE BIGGUMS WHO TAKES OUT CAMERON ELLA AVA WITH A BIG BOOT THAT SENDS HER RIGHT DOWN TO THE GROUND AT RINGSIDE!!!
Eve: No matter what she does, this numbers game seems to be too much for her to handle.
Deadprez: That’s for sure! But look! Shaker Jones has gotten himself up in the ring! He notices the referee is knocked out right beside him then sees Cameron Ella Ava on the ground down at ringside! He’s pointing at Detective Biggums and signaling for him to do something big here! Detective Biggums nods and reaches down and grabs Cameron Ella Ava by the head! He lifts her up to her feet, then gorilla presses the Answers World Champion in the air!! Shaker Jones climbs up to the top rope! This doesn’t look good for the champion at all!! AND SHAKER JONES LEAPS IN THE AIR FROM THE TOP ROPE AND GOES FOR A FLYING FOREARM SMASH ONTO CAMERON ELLA EVA WHO’S PRESSED UP IN THE AIR AT RINGSIDE BY DETECTIVE BIGGUMS!!
Eve: NO!!! CAMERON SQUIRMS HER WAY OUT OF THAT GORILLA PRESS JUST IN TIME, AS SHE LANDS RIGHT BEHIND DETECTIVE BIGGUMS! THIS CAUSES SHAKER TO MISS ENTIRELY AND STUMBLE RIGHT PAST THEM ON HIS LANDING!! Cameron Ella Ava shoves Big Mike, as his face smashed against the steel ring post! Detective Biggums clutches at his face in pain, as he turns around! IN EXCELSIS!!!! RUNNING BICYCLE KNEE BY THE GODDESS OF EAW RIGHT ONTO BIG MIKE, AS HE INSTANTLY FALLS TO THE GROUND AT RINGSIDE!! THE ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPION JUST TOOK OUT DETECTIVE BIGGUMS!!!!
Deadprez: BUT IT’S SHAKER JONES!! HE JUST CONNECTED A MEAN FOREARM TO THE BACK OF CAMERON’S HEAD, AS SHE FALLS DOWN TO ONE KNEE!!! Shaker grabs Cameron by the head and brings her up to her feet! He irish whips her hard, as she crashes back first against our announce tables!!! Shaker Jones now walks over to Cameron, and delivers are strong right hand to the top of her head! And another! And another! Three powerful shots by Shaker Jones right here!
(Shaker looks over at Big Mike who’s knocked out after getting hit by that running knee from Cameron earlier. He then looks over at Detective Asson and Detective Ty who are just now getting up to their feet! Shaker walks over to the both of them and points at Cameron Ella Ava. He gives them instructions, as they both nod)
Eve: What’s going on here!?!
Gavin Kirkland: AND DETECTIVE ASSON CHARGES AT CAMERON ELLA AVA!!!! BACK BODY DROP!!!!!
(Cameron Ella Ava connects with a back body drop onto Detective Asson, as Asson flips over the announce table, and crashes between Eve and Deadprez who quickly moves out of the way to avoid getting nailed by her on the landing. Gavin Kirkland looks down at Detective Asson)
Gavin Kirkland(to Detective Asson): :eek:h: Hey girl, fancy seeing you on this side of the table :smugcena:
Eve: (Adjusting her seat, as Detective Asson is in their space) We’ve got a match going on right now Gavin!!!
Deadprez: LOOK IT’S DETECTIVE TY!! HE’S CHARGING AT CAMERON ELLA AVA NOW!!!
Gavin Kirkland: IN EXCELSIS!!!! ANOTHER RUNNING BICYCLE KNEE BY CAMERON ELLA AVA!!! THIS TIME ONTO DETECTIVE TY!!! The referee has gotten back up on the inside of the ring, and Cameron is looking directly at Shaker Jones! AND BOTH COMPETITORS CHARGE AT ONE ANOTHER AND BEGIN TRADING PUNCHES BACK AND FORTH!!! CAM!!! SHAKER!!! CAM!!! SHAKER!! CAM WITH ANOTHER PUNCH!! AND ANOTHER!!! CAM WITH THREE UNANSWERED PUNCHES, AS SHE GRABS SHAKER BY THE HEAD AND SLAMS HIS HEAD DOWN ONTO THE RING APRON!!! Cameron Ella Ava now grabs Shaker Jones and slides him into the ring!
Eve: Shaker Jones slowly gets up to his feet in the ring, as Cameron Ella Ava slides herself inside by going under the bottom rope!
Deadprez: But now it’s Shaker Jones who takes advantage as he quickly stomps down onto Cameron Ella Ava before she can get up to her feet after sliding back into the ring! Shaker with another stomp! And another! Shaker Jones turns around and runs to the far ropes! Cameron Ella Ava slowly gets up to her feet! Shaker Bounces back!! WHIPSMASH!!!! CLOTHESLINE FROM HELL!!!!!
Eve: NO!!!!! CAMERON ELLA AVA DODGES IT AND TRIPS SHAKER JONES UP!!! AVA LOCK!!!! CAMERON ELLA AVA JUST LOCKED IN THE MODIFIED INVERTED STF!!!! SHE’S WRENCHING BACK ON SHAKER’S HEAD!! HE HAS NOWHERE TO GO!!! ALL OF THE BOZO VICTIMS UNIT MEMBERS ARE OUT COLD AT RINGSIDE!!! SHAKER REACHES FOR THE ROPES!!!!
(TAP! TAP! TAP! TAP!)
Deadprez: AND SHAKER JONES TAPS OUT!!! THIS ONE’S OVER!!!!
(DING! DING! DING!)
(“ULTRAnumb” by Blue Stahli hits, as Cameron Ella Ava lets go of the submission hold and rises up to her feet. The referee raises her arm in the air, as she is handed her Answers World Championship right afterwards. Cameron Ella Ava continues to celebrate her hard earned victory)
Deadprez: What a match by the reigning Answers World Champion! She had to dig deep and overcome the odds tonight, and somehow, someway she did just that!!
Eve: This was definitely an impressive win for the champion! I’m sure both Mr. DEDEDE and Xander Payne were watching closely, and if they saw we what saw, then they should know that if anything, The Champion looks a great as ever even with her two week absence from the ring!
Gavin Kirkland: We can’t forget to acknowledge Shaker Jones tonight. Although he ended up losing to the Goddess of Elite Answers Wrestling, he put up an incredible fight and nearly had this match won on several different occasions! With the help of the Bozo Victims Unit, Shaker continues to progress as a competitor, and everyone in that ShowDown better take notes, because that is a dangerous man that’s for sure!
Deadprez: Definitely! It was a great effort by Shaker Jones. He almost avenged the loss that his mentor Chris Elite and Ahren Fournier took at the hands of Cameron Ella Ava back at Under Siege, but the champ proved to be too much for him and the rest of the Bozo Victims Unit here tonight! We’re getting closer and closer to the Grand Rampage, and it’s clear to see that Cameron Ella Ava is locked in and ready to defend her title once again against the best that ShowDown has to offer!!!
(Cameron Ella Ava is seen standing on the top rope raising her Answers World Championship in the air and posing towards the camera for all of the viewers watching at home. The camera then shows Shaker Jones and the rest of the Bozo Victims Unit walking back up the stage together. They are all assisting each other on their walk back due to the amount of pain they went through in this match. The camera focuses back onto Cameron Ella Ava with her Answers World Championship before the screen fades to black.)
(EAW logo buzzes.)