(EAW intro plays.)
(RECAP: It recaps Minerva’s promo towards Kasey Kaos, which concludes with Kasey Kaos showing up to stage going “tick tock” over and over again. It features Ryan Wilson adding a stipulation to Veena Adams and Harper Lee’s match at Odyssey and it’s a spot in the Women’s No Way Out Match at Fighting Spirit. It pans to the competitive bout between Myles and The Ring Master. Throughout the match, you can see Myles targeting Ring Master’s head, which leads to his loss.)
(RECAP CONTINUES: It goes to the segment between Mr. DEDEDE and Chris Elite. A ton of back-and-forth between these men, but it is announced that DEDEDE vs. Chris will take place at Odyssey for the Answers World Championship. Kassidy Heart is banned from ringside and Chris’ Gawd Contract is on the line.)
(RECAP CONTINUES: Shane Gates manages to defeat Lucas Johnson and get into the PURE Championship Match at Odyssey. It transitions to Jake Smith and Alexis Chambers being interviewed by Kyra Phillips before Harlow Reichert and Xavier Williams confront them. Xavier adds the stipulation to their tag match, making it a Tornado Tag Team Match as Jake and Alexis accept the challenge. It ends with Harlow being a bit hesitant about the added stipulation, but Xavier tells Harlow to trust him.)
(RECAP CONTINUES: Lance Blackfyre and Ahren Fournier face off before Lance spears Ahren through the barricade. The match ends in a double count out before Ryan Wilson enters and announces that both Lance and Ahren will be part of the No Way Out Match.)
(RECAP CONTINUES: It goes to a confrontation between Candice Blair and Jamie O’Hara and this entire No Way Out Match. He asks if Candice trusts him to get the job done if she doesn’t qualify for the match. Candice says yes, but that doesn’t mean that she’s not going to try to qualify for the match. It forwards to the main event with her versus Ryan Wilson, which gets turned into a No Disqualification. Towards the end of the match, Shaker Jones gets involved in the match, taking down Ryan, which leads to Candice connecting with the Diamond Bridge on Ryan and winning the match for herself.)
(The scene pans into the EAW Performance Center in Newark, New Jersey with Showdown Interim General Manager, Ryan Wilson already in the ring. “Awaken” by Dethklok plays in the background before it dies down. Ryan takes a moment to process his thoughts before beginning.)
Ryan Wilson: Showdown viewers at home, I hope that all of you are excited for Odyssey! I believe it’s shaping up to be a fantastic card as a whole. You have the ‘People’s Champion’ Mr. DEDEDE putting his Answers World Championship on the line against Chris Elite; you have the lovely Minerva putting the Universal Women’s Championship against Kasey Kaos. You have the multi-time World Champion, Impact taking on Xander Payne; Harper Lee finally gets her hands on Veena Adams and the winner will move on to Fighting Spirit in the Women’s No Way Out Match; you have the PURE Triple Threat Match as Jake Smith puts his title on the line against Lucas Johnson and Shane Gates; you will also see Jake teaming up with Alexis Chambers to take on Xavier Williams and Harlow Reichert in a Tornado Tag Team Match! One of the highly anticipated matches is the No Way Out Match as the winner will face the Answers World Champion at Pain for Pride!
Ryan Wilson: Since we’re on the topic of the No Way Out Match at Odyssey, I just wanted to inform all of you on the status of The Ring Master, who suffered a concussion during his match with Myles last week. When Ring Master got to the back, he did a couple more concussion protocols and it was informed that he had suffered a severe concussion which is going to take about six to eight weeks to cover from. He was supposed to take part of the No Way Out Match, but due to the concussion, I have no other choice, but to pull the Ring Master out of the match. A replacement will be announced as soon as possible, but as of right now, the match will go on with just the five Elitists already announced for the match.
Ryan Wilson: Since we’re on the topic of Odyssey, we already have such an amazing card. I’m quite proud of myself, but I’m going to add another match to the card! I’ve recognized the efforts from Dray Fontana and MITSUBACHI these past few weeks. I’ve been more than pleased with their efforts and what they put in, so these two men, along with the efforts of Bronson Daniels, will face off in a Triple Threat Match. The winner of this match will receive a “unique opportunity” and I believe that should peak the interest of all of these men in the match. With Pain for Pride in the horizon, the unique opportunity will be something that any of these men can sink their teeth into. Now, moving onto business.
(Ryan Wilson takes a deep breath before continuing.)
Ryan Wilson: When I took this position as your Showdown General Manager, I wanted to put out the best product possible. I wanted nothing more than for the roster to see the vision I was putting out there. I’m not a complicated man. I didn’t think that I was asking for much. I was asking for the roster to step up and prove why they’re more than worthy to be part of my roster. I warned everyone that slackers would not be tolerated and would not be getting any opportunities on my watch. There are a few people, who aren’t on board with my vision. Instead of seeing things from my perspective, they want to label me a dictator. They want to see me as nothing more than a corrupt man who is trying to push his own agenda, but I don’t see things like that. All I see is a bunch of bitter men and women, who are pissed that whatever half-assed efforts that they’ve been putting for a good portion of this season will not be tolerated underneath my authority. When it comes to Jake Smith and his frustration of being double booked for Odyssey, he wants to think that I have some dark motivations about why I did that? It’s nothing complicated, but I want Jake to defend his PURE Champion and prove that he deserves the championship on his shoulder. I noticed his issues with Xavier Williams and Harlow Reichert and I made the match. It had nothing to do with being out for him. Instead, I see him as a man who can handle any setbacks and hurdles and I know that he will perform his ass off. Hopefully, after this is all said and done, he can get behind me and my vision for Showdown.
Ryan Wilson: But, for the past couple of weeks, it’s become known that there’s a man on Showdown, who clearly doesn’t see my vision of Showdown and to be quite honest, this man goes against my vision of Showdown. I’m talking about Shaker Jones. I have tried EVERYTHING to be as patient as possible, but Shaker Jones just doesn’t get it. The efforts that he’s put forward is not going to roll with me. During his match against DEDEDE, I knew I had to protect my ideal vision of Showdown and that’s Mr. DEDEDE as the Answers World Champion. Regardless of whoever was the challenger, I would have gone out there and done the same thing. It just happened to be Shaker Jones who was in that position. When it came to his match with Jamie O’Hara, I knew that the winner of that match, I was going to place them in the No Way Out Match, but I never expected for Shaker to defeat Jamie. Even though it would have brought a smile to my face to see Shaker mauled by the competition in the match, it would have been a waste of a spot. Does anyone REALLY believe that Shaker could win a match like that? But, what Shaker did last week? It was disrespectful because I would have put away Candice Blair if it wasn’t for him sticking his nose into my business. Now, people would say that it’s hypercritical and claim that I’ve stuck my nose in his business, but all I’ve been done is pushing my vision forward and that has NOTHING to do with Shaker Jones —
(Ryan Wilson is cut off as “I Love It Loud” by KISS is played through the PA. Shaker Jones comes out with a microphone already in his hands. He stands on the top of the stage with a pissed off look on his face, glaring at Ryan in the ring.)
Shaker Jones: Just say that you don’t like me and move on, Ryan. We all know that was the real reason why you’ve done what you’ve done these past couple weeks. You didn’t like the fact that I would have surpassed you if I defeated DEDEDE for the Answers World Championship. You would have been pissed at the idea that I would have possibly defeated Jamie O’Hara if it wasn’t for your involvement. I don’t buy any of the shit that you’ve been spewing about protecting your “vision” of Showdown. Nah, you’ve been trying to get rid of me from the moment that you’ve taken control of the brand. You’ve never liked me. I have always been the scapegoat for your failures because you’re too much of a pussy to take accountability for yourself. I have constantly lived rent free in your mind since the moment The Score ended about a year ago. Every opportunity you get, you have taken shots at me. You have dragged my name through the mud and you have done everything to make me feel inferior to you.
Ryan Wilson: That’s because you are, Shaker. Always are, always will be. Should I remind you who defeated you at Pain for Pride last year?
Shaker Jones: Yeah, I remember that clearly, but we find ourselves on the same brand a year later, Ryan. It’s inevitable that we would cross paths again. A year later, I’ve finally found a pack that respects me and I can rely on. A year later, you still remain a bitch.
Ryan Wilson: Wow, so edgy now, Shaker.
Shaker Jones: Yeah, I’m no longer the fun-loving guy that you defeated at Pain for Pride last year and I’ll prove that to you. I challenge you to a match at Odyssey. One-on-one.
Ryan Wilson: Yeah, that’s not going to happen, Shaker. I didn’t think that you’d want to embarrass yourself again. In favor of you, I am not going to accept this match.
Shaker Jones (chuckles): You see? I knew that you were going to do that, so I went to Chris Elite and I pulled a few strings. He LOVED the possibility of me smacking –in his words– “the dog shit out of you” at Odyssey and he made the match official.
(Ryan Wilson tries to put on a fake smile on his face, but he seems to be livid on the idea that he can’t overrule a Gawd Contract.)
Shaker Jones: At Odyssey, it’s going to be Shaker Jones versus Ryan Wilson. One-on-one.
Ryan Wilson: Wow, seem to be pretty bold. I’m aware that I can’t outrule a Gawd Contract, but I can add a stipulation to the match. At Odyssey, it will be me versus you, but I am going to take things up a notch and it’s going to be a …HARDCORE MATCH!
Gavin Kirkland: Ryan Wilson vs. Shaker Jones in a Hardcore Match! :damn: :damn: :damn:
(Shaker Jones has a grin on his face and chuckles before responding.)
Shaker Jones: You thought that you were going to get the last laugh here, Ryan? Well, I went to Chris Elite and he booked the match, but there’s also a stipulation to the match. If you lose the match, you’re TERMINATED as the Showdown Interim General Manager! See you at Odyssey, Ryan!
(The grin on Ryan Wilson’s face disappears as Shaker Jones drops the microphone as “I Love It Loud” plays once again. Shaker has a huge grin on his face as Ryan is yelling at Shaker for the added stipulation.)
Eve: If Ryan Wilson loses, he’s no longer Interim General Manager! The stakes and pressure just intensified for this match up!
Deadprez: There’s no denying that EVERYONE is rooting for Shaker Jones to win this match! This is gonna be good!
(Commercial break for the Answers World Championship Match featuring Mr. DEDEDE and Chris Elite next weekend on the EAW Network!)
(“Pure Water” by Skepta comes out as Dray walks out on the stage and stops to look around the empty Performance Center. He begins his walk to the ring with a focused look on his face.)
Gina Romano: THE FOLLOWING CONTEST IS SET FOR ONE FALL! INTRODUCING FIRST…FROM THE UNITED KINGDOM….WEIGHING IN AT 200 POUNDS….DDRRRAAYYY FFFONNNTTAANNNAA!!!!!
Deadprez: It’s been a tough few months for Dray, but we all know, all it takes is one win to turn the momentum around for yourself, and if there is anybody capable of doing that, it’s a competitor like Dray Fontana!
( ‘House of 1000 Corpses’ by Rob Zombie hits as Ashley Voorhees slowly walks out onto the stage. He has an evil look on his face as he stares down at the ring.)
Gavin Kirkland: :wtf: WHAT IS THIS?!?! MY SHEET SAYS A DEBUTING ASHLEY….WHERE IS SHE?!? IS THIS REALLY A SAUSAGE FEST?! :noah: Also, is he related to Jason or something with that last name?
Eve: Anyways, this man scares the hell out of me and he should to all of his opponents. What a chance to make your debut tonight against a talent as experienced as Dray Fontana!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Eve: Both competitors now lock up in the center of the ring and the two are fighting for the advantage over the other, and Dray manages to get Ashley in a side headlock! Ashley is trying his best to fight out of the headlock but Dray applies even more pressure…and Dray flips Ashley to the mat and has the headlock applied even stronger now on the mat! Ashley is trying his best to get to a vertical base but Dray Fontana isn’t making it easy for him to do so! Ashley now eventually gets to a knee, and then he’s standing completely now, and he connects with a back suplex to Dray!
Deadprez: Ashley is back to his feet and he begins to stomp on Dray on the ground. Dray is trying his best to crawl away from Ashley to avoid being stomped on but Ashley grabs Dray by his hair and pulls him up to his feet! Ashley Voorhees slams Dray down to the bat by the back of his head! Jesus Christ, this Ashley Voorhees guy is something serious!
Gavin Kirkland: Still false advertising! Who in their ever loving mind names their son one of the most popular women’s names in the world?!’
Eve: GET OVER IT! Anyways, Ashley is relentless with the attack still as he hops on Dray and begins raining down elbow shots to the head of Dray! Ashley gets up and looks in both directions before running to the ropes–LEAPING ELBOW DROP! BUT DRAY MOVED OUT OF THE WAY AND AVOIDS DISASTER! Ashley stands back up holding his elbow from missing the elbow drop and Dray Fontana sees this as a window to take control of this match–RUNNING SPINNING NECKBREAKER FROM DRAY ON ASHLEY! DRAY GOES FOR THE COVER!
Deadprez: Ashley stays in it! Dray doesn’t waste any time though as he picks up Ashley Voorhees and begins to set up for something–BUT ASHLEY THROWS A VICIOUS HEADBUTT AT DRAY! Dray stumbles back and Ashley goes for a spinning lariet–BUT DRAY DUCKED UNDERNEATH IT! Dray begins throwing several body shots to the rib cage of Ashley and then throws a big uppercut to the jaw of Ashley! It knocks Ashley back and Dray is following Ashley around the ring connecting with several uppercuts to the jaw! Dray now walks up to Ashley and underhooks both of Ashley’s arms for a belly to back suplex, but Ashley is refusing to let it happen!
Eve: Ashley is pounding away at Dray’s head, he’s smashing his elbow into the skull of Dray and it causes Dray to release the hold for the belly to back suplex, and Ashley goes for it once more–AND THE SPINNING LARIAT CONNECTS! HE MIGHT HAVE JUST KNOCKED DRAY’S TEETH DOWN HIS THROAT RIGHT THERE! ASHLEY GOES FOR A COVER HERE!
Gavin Kirkland: Dray stays in the fight! Ashley quickly rises to his feet and picks up Dray to his before lifting Dray Fontana on his shoulder in a powerslam position!Dray throws elbows of his own to try fighting out of this, and he manages to slip out from the back and bends Ashley backwards….REVERSE DDT PLANTS ASHLEY INTO THE GROUND! DRAY COVERS AGAIN!!
Deadprez: NO! Ashley stays in it and Dray now begins to make his way over to the top rope, we don’t see him go high risk much but he feels has to pull out all the stops in order to capture the win here tonight…but Ashley is up to his feet and rushes to Dray on the top! Ashley swipes Dray’s foot causing him to lose his balance! Ashley goes up top with Dray and going for a huge superplex here–AND ASHLEY VOORHEES CONNECTS WITH A MASSIVE SUPERPLEX! BUT OH NO–DRAY REVERSES IT INTO A CROSSBODY ON THE WAY DOWN! HOLY HELL! BUT OH NO AGAIN!! Dray reverses that and holds Dray up as he stands00REVERSES SIDE SLAM TO DRAY BUT DRAY LANDED ON HIS FEET! WHAT ATHLETICISM THERE FORM DRAY FONTANA! DRAY THROWS A HARD HEADBUTT TO ASHLEY KNOCKING HIM DOWN TO THE MAT!
Eve: DRAY CLIMBS TO THE TOP AND MEASURES ASHLEY!! RAAAPPTTTUURREEEE KILLLLEEERRR THE COUP DE GRACE TO ASHLEY VOORHEES BACK!! IS THIS GONNA DO IT?!!?
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
(“Pure Water” hits as Dray stands and gets his hand raised.)
Gina Romano” HERE IS YOUR WINNER….DDRRRAYY FFFONNTAANNNAAA!!!!
Deadprez: Impressive win against an impressive new talent in Ashley Voorhees. I know for sure this isn’t the last we’ll see of these guys. Congrats to Dray!
(A moment passes before the next match.)
(The screen goes pitch black and a series of words are shown on the screen although all bloody. They say the words “PEOPLE=SHIT” As Shane Gates theme is blasted and fire is blasted out from the stage. Shane Gates comes out with his wife in tow. Shane wears his signature airplane jacket from his Japan days although all scratched and bloodied up. Shane walks down the ramp with Angela Grant Shane and proceeds to spit into the empty chairs as he laughs and continues to walk down the ramp…)
Gina Romano: This Tag Team Match is scheduled for ONE FALL! Introducing first, from Huntington Beach, California, weighing in at 213 pounds…. “THE DYNASTY OF SHOWDOWN” SHANE GATES!!!
(The referee holds the ropes open for him as Shane Gates steps in, climbing the second rope, he raises his arms in the empty arena while Angela claps.)
Deadprez: Here is Shane Gates, and this will be a quite interesting team, last week they faced each other and Gates took advantage of Lucas Johnson and Albert Hitchman’s tricks with his own and now is in the PURE Championship match with Lucas and Jake, all competitors in this match.
Eve: That is right, this is all about momentum going into Odyssey next week.
Gavin Kirkland: These guys are going to implode as a tag team.
(Gates theme dies down, “Young and Bitter” by Hot Tag Media starts to play, Lucas Johnson walks down to the ring wearing his Beats by DRE headphones that was given to him by his manager Albert Hitchman as he blasts music with an intense look on his face.)
Gina Romano: And His partner, accompanied by his manager, ALBERT HITCHMAN! He hails from Atlanta, Georgia. Weighing in at 205 lbs., he is the “THE WRESTLING MACHINE” LUCAS JOHNSON!!!
(Lucas reaches the ring apron his manager Hitchman gives him one last prep talk as he gives the middle finger to his doubters as he enters his yard.)
Deadprez: They are at each other’s face already and the match hasn’t started yet.
Eve: They have no hope in winning if they are not going to get along. Jake Smith and Alexis Chambers may be an odd couple and you never know if Dr. Bethany Blue is around, as we saw last week on Voltage when Alexis attacked the Doctor but I bet that will factor into this.
Gavin Kirkland: I hope she is here; I have this tickle in my throat….
(Lucas’ theme dies down, when Strobe lights flash everywhere as “War” by Grandson plays to the empty arena. Jake Smith comes out as charismatic as he can be as he slicks his hair back, he takes a cocky look at the camera before holding up the PURE Championship. Alexis comes skipping out and heads to the ring as Jake smirks and follows.)
Deadprez: Here they are, the PURE Champion and Alexis Chambers, the sister of Terry Chambers.
Gavin Kirkland: Terrence… Terrence Chambers. That’s what the Doc calls him.
Eve: Don’t let him hear you call Terry that. Alexis and Jake have a very interesting relationship, one that seems to be getting better with Alexis’ acceptance of Jake’s methods.
(As they make their way to the ring. Jake looks around at the empty crowd, Alexis is already sliding in the ring, sitting on the ropes. He enters the ring before taking a spin and raising his arms in the air. Jake makes his way to his corner and lays on the top turnbuckle as “War” fades off, glaring at Alexis who smirks, before coming down and getting ready for the match…)
Deadprez: With Odyssey just a week away Jake and Alexis will be facing Harlow and Xavier, they need to be on the same page, Jake again is doing double duty in the Triple Threat against his opponents tonight. A lot at stake.
Eve: Sure is, he knows that and so does Alexis. After the battle with each other last week, it will be interesting to see Shane Gates and Lucas Johnson get along.
Gavin Kirkland: This tickle in my throat, I need a Doctor….
(The referee checks on both teams, as Gates and Lucas are already arguing on who is going to go in first. He calls for the bell…)
(DING!!!!!! DING!!!!!!!! DING!!!!!!!!)
(Jake starts off with Lucas as he won the argument on who was starting, they lock up, Jake drops to one knee for leverage and pushes Lucas to the ropes, he doesn’t break clean, forearming Lucas repeatedly…)
Deadprez: Jake Smith coming out of a house of fire and he wants to send a message to his opponents quickly! Lucas Johnson already in trouble, Jake whips him but Lucas reverses and grabs Jake in a Gorilla Press Slam! Jake stands up holding his back right into a lariat! Lucas hops to the second rope and Jake gets back to his feet, he doesn’t know where he is and takes a Double Hammer right to the head for a quick Cover!
Eve: Jake with a quick kick out and he is going right to the turnbuckle! Lucas is trying to get him out, but Jake is holding on for dear life, grabbing his leg, Lucas pulls him out, but Jake quickly hits an Enzinguiri! Lucas falls to one knee, Jake runs against the ropes, a BASEMENT DROPKICK right to Lucas face! And look at Gates, he has no desire to get in the ring! Jake picks him up, whips him into the turnbuckle, running in with a high knee that connects! TAGGING IN ALEXIS! She comes in and starts biting Lucas! The referee starts the count!
Eve: Alexis breaks it up, backing up and charging in with a shoulder block! She climbs him like a Spider Monkey! Hooks the front headlock into a DDT! Rolling over for a cover!
Gavin Kirkland: Lucas Kicks Out! He needs to tag, has been in the match since the bell rang and Shane Gates seems like he is in no hurry to take the tag! Alexis picks him up, a couple of forearms to stun Lucas, before running against the ropes, a dropkick on Lucas but he doesn’t fall, staggering back, she runs against the ropes again, flying body pre…. No! Lucas catches her in midair, releasing an overhand backdrop on Alexis! He goes to tag Shane Gates, but he walks from the corner! Shane seems to be talking to Angela! They are talking strategy!
Deadprez: Oh, come on brah! He ain’t taking the tag! Gates is fiddling around and here comes Alexis with the back cracker! Lucas is in trouble! She runs and hops on the ropes with a huge Lionsault! Alexis makes the cover!
Deadprez: LUCAS KICKS OUT! Hitchman is not yelling at Gates, Angela is not in the manager’s face! This has become a volatile situation unfolding right before our eyes! Gates is now arguing with Hitchman from the apron, Lucas is picked up by Alexis, she Irish Whips him into Gates! No Lucas reverses, Alexis is caught quickly by Gates with a huge forearm, she stumbles right into a Lucas Johnson Belly to Belly Suplex! He goes for the pin!
Eve: ALEXIS KICKS OUT! Lucas drags her to the corner, he screams for a tag, Gates starts to walk away but he SLAPS Gates on the back! He is shocked as Lucas grabs the ropes and pulls him in! Gates flips on his back hitting hard on the mats! Lucas is screaming at him to be a partner and get in there! Angela looks on shocked! Gates is up, he is yelling at Lucas when Alexis DROPKICKS HIM FROM BEHIND! GATES KNOCKS LUCAS OFF THE APRON! GATES TURNS INTO LIGHTS OUT! ALEXIS WITH THE SUPERKICK RIGHT ON THE MONEY! SHE COVERS GATES!
Eve: SHANE GATES KICKS OUT! ALEXIS IS IN SHOCK! SHE RUNS TO THE CORNER, SHE IS GOING FOR HER ELEVATED MOONSAULT BUT JAKE SMIT TAGS IN! LOOK AT HER! SHE IS IN SHOCK! Jake is in the ring, he sizes up Gates, who turns into THE PARALYZER! HE HOOKS THE LEG FOR THE COVER!
Gavin Kirkland: SHANE GATES KICKS OUT AGAIN! Jake is beside himself! He picks up Shane, hooks him for the flip over piledriver, NO! Gates back body drops him, Jake gets up, running right into the KILLSHOT! HE CAUGHT JAKE WITH ALL OF THAT! GATES ISN’T GOING FOR A COVER! HE IS SLOWLY GETTING UP, WAITING FOR JAKE TO GET UP! LUCAS NOW IS ASKING FOR A TAG! GATES IS LOOKING AT HIM!
Gates: YOU WANT A TAG!?
Lucas: TAG ME ASSHOLE!
(Gates reaches over and tags Lucas in!)
Deadprez: GATES TAGGED LUCAS! LUCAS IS IN AND…. GATES JUST DROPPED LUCAS JOHNSON WITH THE DEADMAN! GATES JUST LAID OUT LUCAS AND HE IS LEAVING! GATES IS LEAVING! ALBERT HITCHMAN IS BESIDE HIMSELF!
(Shane Gates grabs the hand of Angela and they head toward the back, Jake gets up smiling, looking at Alexis. Hitchman is beside himself, screaming at Gates who gives him the middle finger, heading toward the back….)
Eve: SHANE GATES HAS LEFT LUCAS JOHNSON TO DIE! LOOK AT JAKE! HE PICKS UP LUCAS AND HITS BROKEN WINGS!!!! HE JUST HIT THE BROKEN WINGS!!! Wait…. Alexis wants a tag, Jake points at Lucas, then nods, tagging in Alexis who climbs to the tope rope!
Gavin Kirkland: This could be it! HEARTSTOPPER!!!!! ALEXIS LANDED THAT MOVE RIGHT ON THE MONEY! SHE HOOKS THE LEG AND GOES FOR THE COVER!!!
(DING!!!!!!!!!! DING!!!!!!!!!!!!! DING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
Gina Romano: The winners of the match! The Team of JAKE SMITH AND ALEXIS CHAMBERS!!!!!
(“Walking the Wire” by Imagine Dragons plays throughout the Performance Center as Alexis jumps up and down and then into Jake’s arms, planting a kiss on his lips as he quickly lets her go and pretends that never happened. He smiles and raises her arm in victory as Albert Hitchman pulls Lucas out of the ring.)
Deadprez: Huge win by Jake and Alexis! There was a little victory kiss at the end, I know someone is not going to be very happy with that but nonetheless, Shane Gates left Lucas Johnson to dry and that was the end of that. Jake and Alexis pick up momentum heading into their respective matches at Odyssey!
Eve: It was about teamwork and both Gates and Johnson showed they couldn’t put their egos aside, Gates had enough and walked out on Lucas. Huge win for Jake and Alexis, and like you said, a certain Doctor was watching this.
Gavin Kirkland: Now I think I have a fever, where is my Doctor?
(Jake and Alexis continue to celebrate in the ring as Lucas is being attended to by Hitchman on the floor.)
(Commercial break for Gateway to Glory! When you’re done watching Showdown, you might wanna check that out.)
(The scene opens backstage to Ryan Wilson talking on his phone to an anonymous person on the other end.)
Ryan Wilson(on the phone): Yes, Odyssey does look amazing. Pain For Pride from Showdowns end looks good too. It’s shaping up to be an amazing night. My vision is coming forth…
???: Just the man we wanted to see!
(Ryan stops talking and hangs up the phone as he stares forward.)
Ryan Wilson: I’ll have to call you back. Anyways, what do you guys want?!
(Alexis Chambers and Jake Smith enter the scene. Ryan has an amused look on his face.)
Alexis Chambers: You’re going to let me compete in the Women’s No Way Out match at Fighting Spirit.
(Ryan Wilson chuckles.)
Ryan Wilson: Now WHY would I do that?! You’re lucky I dont fire you young lady, for the way you spoke to me on social media.
Jake Smith: Truth hurts, huh?
Alexis Chambers: BE-CAUSE, I was screwed out of a Specialists Title match a few weeks ago by that rat-faced whore Dr. Bethany Blue. You have done NOTHING to try to make this right, you even were kissing Bethany’s ass after my complaint. What kind of GM does that against his own talent?! All me and Jake have to do is go to the Board and prove your vendettas against us and poof….(Alexis snaps her fingers) your small amount of relevancy….is gone.
Jake Smith(under his breath): Hot. :ohlawd:
Alexis Chambers: What was that Jake?
Jake Smith: :krabs: NOTHING!
(Alexis smirks as she turns her attention back to Ryan.)
Alexis Chambers: So….what’s it going to be?
Ryan Wilson: I do everything for a reason Ms. Chambers. I believe the Doctor did you a favor. I think you’re above that Specialists Title, I thought you were destined for something bigger. But by your attitude in the ring and with your mouth the past few weeks, I think I was wrong. You want in that match so badly don’t you? Do you have any idea what you’re asking for? Going up against the likes of Raven, possibly Camille and either Harper or Veena?
Alexis Chambers: I want the smoke.
Jake Smith: With my mentality she’s adapting to, nobody stands a chance. Do your job right for once and put her in. She deserves it after she was robbed of a Specialists Title shot. SHE should be the one who should be facing Darcy tonight in Wyoming.
Ryan Wilson: You know what….you got it! Because it’s more of a punishment than a reward in your case. You’re gonna get squashed and learn a thing or two about humility. Maybe then….you will respect your boss! You will respect authority, young lady!
Alexis Chambers: Yeah….okay. Thanks…..
(Alexis Chambers flips off Ryan as she turns around and pushes Jake forward out of the office. Ryan has a look of anger after Alexis flipped him off.)
Ryan Wilson: What a…..weird couple.
(The scene pans to ringside as “Black Honey” by Thrice plays through the speakers as MITSUBACHI comes out with a focused and determined look on his face.)
Gina Romano: THE FOLLOWING MATCH IS SCHEDULED FOR ONE FALL! INTRODUCING FIRST…FROM SOKA, SAITAMA, JAPAN…WEIGHING IN 187 POUNDS… “THE SILENT ANIMAL”…. MITSUBACHI!!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: There is no way that this man weighs more than Xander Payne. :skip:
Eve: MITSUBACHI has been on a roll these past couple of weeks. In tag team action of course, but he’s looked fantastic in those matches, helping Dray Fontana to victory; however, it’s going to be a different story at Odyssey as it will be every man for himself to earn themselves a “unique opportunity.”
Deadprez: I’m intrigued over what this unique opportunity will be, but MITSUBACHI has all the tools to be the future of this brand. He could win this match.
(“Children of the Son” by Pipe Choir plays through the speakers as Minerva walks out with a confident look on her face.)
Gina Romano: INTRODUCING HIS OPPONENT…FROM COYOTE FLATS, TEXAS…SHE IS THE EAW UNIVERSAL WOMEN’S CHAMPION… “THE GYPSY MOTH”…MINERVA!!!!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: At Odyssey, Minerva faces Dynasty’s Kasey Kaos in her next title defense. Minerva has one more title defense to go before getting to Pain for Pride, but I don’t think that Minerva has faced anyone like Kasey before.
Eve: It’s going to be an interesting match up because neither women are going to back down from this fight! Both are talented on their own right and I think this may be tough for Minerva to win, but it’s not impossible!
Deadprez: Minerva is talented as hell, but Kasey is going to give her a run for her money! I’m more than anticipating this match!
(DING! DING! DING!)
Eve: Both of these Elitists need some momentum going into Odyssey! Minerva has the title defense against Kasey Kaos. MITSUBACHI has that triple threat match against Dray Fontana and Bronson Daniels for a “unique opportunity.” I feel like this is going to be an interesting match up.
Deadprez: The two Elitists lock up, but it’s MITSUBACHI who goes for a wrist lock on Minerva! But, Minerva manages to elbow him in the face! Minerva then manages to apply a wrist lock of her own, but MITSUBACHI manages to get Minerva in a side headlock! Minerva manages to push him towards the ropes! Minerva goes for a clothesline, but MITSUBACHI MANAGES TO DUCK THE CLOTHESLINE BEFORE REBOUNDING HIMSELF FROM THE OTHER SET OF ROPES BEFORE CONNECTING WITH A SLINGSHOT SPEAR THAT TAKES DOWN THE UNIVERSAL WOMEN’S CHAMPION! MAN, IT SEEMS LIKE MINERVA FELT THAT! MITSUBACHI manages to get to his feet as he grabs a fistfull of Minerva’s hair before spinning himself around and connecting with a back kick to her stomach! MITSUBACHI rebounds himself off the vertical set of ropes to connect with an axe kick, which knocks the champion to her knees! MITSUBACHI manages to go towards Minerva’s face before nailing her with a knee strike! This takes ‘The Gypsy Moth’ down as MITSUBACHI looks to put Minerva away!
Referee: ONE! TWO!
Gavin Kirkland: Minerva manages to push MITSUBACHI off of her! Minerva begins to roll back to her feet as MITSUBACHI rushes towards her, but Minerva nails him with a calf kick! MITSUBACHI bends forward in response as Minerva manages to pull him and throw him towards one of the corners! MITSUBACHI turns himself around, BUT MINERVA BEGINS TO CONNECT WITH SOME MUD HOLE STUMPS TO THE NEWCOMER! HE TRIES TO STAND HIMSELF UP, BUT THE STOMPS ARE GETTING HIM INTO A SEATED POSITION! MINERVA BEGINS TO STOMP ON HIS FACE AND THE STOMPS BEGIN TO BE UNHINGED FOR THE TIME BEING!
Referee: ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR! FIVE!
Eve: The referee manages to pull Minerva away from MITSUBACHI. For a moment, it seems like Minerva and the referee begin to bicker, but Minerva turns her focus away from the referee and back to her opponent in this match! MITSUBACHI decides to take advantage of that small distraction by throwing a punch towards Minerva’s way! But, Minerva throws another punch to MITSUBACHI! MITSUBACHI throws a punch towards Minerva as she staggers back, but she throws a punch back to him as he staggers back! MITSUBACHI CONNECTS WITH A HEADBUTT TO THE UNIVERSAL WOMEN’S CHAMPION, BUT MINERVA THROWS A HEADBUTT BACK TOWARDS HIM! MINERVA GETS HIM BY HIS ARM BEFORE CONNECTING WITH MANY SHORT ARMED CLOTHESLINES, TAKING THE MAN DOWN EACH ONE OF THEM!
Deadprez: Minerva gets MITSUBACHI to his feet before connecting with a forearm that takes him down to his knee! MITSUBACHI gets to his knee before connecting with a forearm of his own, staggering the champion back a bit! MITSUBACHI manages to create some distance between himself and Minerva before connecting with a low dropkick to Minerva’s feet, knocking her down to her knees! MITSUBACHI connects with a giant knee strike which staggers Minerva’s head back, but she manages to regain her balance as MITSUBACHI BEGINS TO GO FOR THOSE DEADLY SHOOT KICKS OF HIS! MITSUBACHI IS NAILING THE CHAMPION WITH EACH ONE! HE IS NOT HOLDING BACK WHATSOEVER! MITSUBACHI NAILS MINERVA WITH ANOTHER KNEE AS THAT TAKES THE CHAMPION TO HER BACK!
Referee: ONE! TWO!
Gavin Kirkland: Minerva manages to kick out as MITSUBACHI shakes his head before getting Minerva closer to him and delivering some sharp knees to Minerva’s left shoulder! MITSUBACHI gets Minerva in an inverted position before connecting with an inverted snap DDT on Minerva! Man, that looked pretty brutal! MINERVA IS CLUTCHING THE BACK OF HER NECK AS MITSUBACHI BEGINS TO STOMP ON THE FACE OF THE UNIVERSAL WOMEN’S CHAMPION! HE HAS HIS WEIGHT ON THE SIDE OF MINERVA’S FACE AS THE REFEREE BEGINS HIS COUNT!
Referee: ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR! FIVE!
Eve: MITSUBACHI delivers a huge stomp to the side of Minerva’s face before backing away, giving the champion some time to get to her feet! Minerva slowly rises to her feet, but MITSUBACHI rushes towards her before connecting with a dropkick! Minerva finds her back against the corner as MITSUBACHI manages to make his way to his feet! MITSUBACHI BACKS AWAY A BIT BEFORE RUNNING TOWARDS MINERVA AND CONNECTING WITH A HESITATION DROPKICK TO THE CHAMPION! NORMALLY, THIS WOULD BE HIS GO-TO FINISHER, BUT HE’S AWARE THAT IT WON’T WORK FOR SOMEONE ON MINERVA’S LEVEL! Minerva stumbles forward in response as MITSUBACHI rebounds himself off the ropes to connect with a lariat to the Universal Women’s Champion! MITSUBACHI springs back to his feet as he looks to continue the offense on Minerva!
Deadprez: Minerva rolls herself underneath the bottom rope and onto ringside! She’s buying herself some time as she clutches the back of her neck! MITSUBACHI REFUSES TO HAVE HIS TIME WASTED AS HE SPRINGBOARDS HIMSELF OUT OF THE RING AND CONNECTS WITH A SUICIDE DIVE ON THE CHAMPION! THIS MANAGES TO TAKE MINERVA DOWN! MITSUBACHI MANAGES TO GET BACK TO HIS FEET AS HE GETS MINERVA BACK TO HER FEET! HE GETS MINERVA BY HER HAIR BEFORE SMASHING HER HEAD AGAINST THE EDGE OF HER APRON! It staggers her back in response, but MITSUBACHI manages to pick Minerva up before throwing Minerva behind him with a German suplex! But, look at this! Minerva manages to land on her feet as MITSUBACHI turns himself around! Minerva pushes him towards the edge of the apron! She pulls him by the arm and throws a forearm to his face! MITSUBACHI falls to his knee as Minerva takes a step back before connecting with a calf kick! This sends MITSUBACHI to his back, but Minerva picks him up and throws him back into the ring!
Gavin Kirkland: Minerva gestures for MITSUBACHI to get to his feet! Slowly, he begins to get to his feet as Minerva runs towards him before connecting with a running spinning neckbreaker on him! Minerva goes for the cover!
Referee: OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!
Eve: MITSUBACHI gets a shoulder up! Minerva locks a chokehold on MITSUBACHI, but MITSUBACHI manages to get to his feet, but look at this! Minerva manages to apply a sleeper hold on MITSUBACHI! MITSUBACHI is trying to escape the sleeper hold! The longer he finds himself in this move, the more likely he’ll pass out to the move! He begins to stumble to the corner and slams Minerva against the corner, but Minerva maintains hold of the sleeper hold! MITSUBACHI goes to slam Minerva against the corner again, but he is not able to get himself out of the sleeper hold! He slams Minerva against the corner for a third time and he manages to get Minerva out of the sleeper hold! He manages to turn himself around and charges towards Minerva at the corner, but Minerva has her foot up in order to stop MITSUBACHI from getting further!
Deadprez: But, MITSUBACHI manages to get Minerva’s leg before connecting with a dragon screw leg whip on her! MITSUBACHI retakes control of the match! MITSUBACHI gets Minerva and begins to apply a Boston crab on the Universal Women’s Champion! Minerva is in some trouble at the moment! Minerva is trying to reach for the nearest bottom rope! MITSUBACHI is pulling Minerva away from any sort of ropes! At this moment, it seems like he’s trying to weaken the champion and turn this match into his favor! He’s had a great showing so far in this match up, but we are going to see Minerva’s resilience, stubbornness and refusal to stay down!
Gavin Kirkland: MITSUBACHI GETS HIS KNEE AND PRESSES IT AGAINST THE SKULL OF MINERVA! ALL THAT PRESSURE ON HER SKULL IS NOT GOING TO BE GOOD FOR THE CHAMPION! MINERVA DOESN’T LOOK LIKE SHE WANTS TO SUBMIT! SHE KNOWS THAT KASEY KAOS IS WATCHING THIS MATCH SOMEWHERE, LOOKING TO SEE WHAT SHE CAN UTILIZE TO HER ADVANTAGE! If MITSUBACHI manages to create an injury for Minerva, it could be something that Kasey could exploit during their match! Minerva is grinding her teeth, trying to fight through the pain! MITSUBACHI is yelling for Minerva to throw the towel in Japanese — at least, that’s what I’m thinking he’s saying! I’m not very fluent in Japanese. :lupe:
Eve: It seems like Minerva may be unable to get to the bottom rope! She may need to look for another way to counter the Boston crab! It seems like Minerva is trying to turn her body inside out! MITSUBACHI is shaking his head, knowing that his grasp on the Boston crab is slowly fading away! Minerva has her body turned inside out as MITSUBACHI goes flying a couple feet away from him! Minerva clutches to the ropes as she helps pick herself to her feet! MITSUBACHI rushes towards her, but Minerva elbows MITSUBACHI in the face! Minerva springboards from the ropes and connects with crossbody on MITSUBACHI! She lands on him as she has him there for the cover!
Referee: OOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Deadprez: MITSUBACHI manages to roll himself out of the pinfall attempt! Look at this! He has Minerva as he connects with a scoop powerslam on the Universal Women’s Champion! We thought that Minerva was going to find a bit of momentum for herself, but MITSUBACHI turned this match back into his favor! MITSUBACHI gets Minerva high up before connecting with a fisherman’s buster and goes for another pin on Minerva!
Referee: OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: Minerva kicks out at two! MITSUBACHI can sense that this match is almost over for him! He may be moments away from getting the biggest victory of his career! MITSUBACHI GETS MINERVA TO HER FEET BEFORE GETTING HER ON HIS SHOULDERS IN A FIREMAN’S CARRY STYLE! OH MY GOD, IS HE GOING FOR THE GO 2 SLEEP? THIS IS THE ONE FINISHER HE SAVES FOR THE MAIN EVENTERS IN THIS COMPANY AND MINERVA IS ON THE LIST! BUT, MINERVA IS ELBOWING MITSUBACHI IN THE FACE AS SHE MANAGES TO SLIDE TO HIS BACK! MINERVA PUSHES HIM TOWARDS THE ROPES AND IT SEEMS LIKE SHE’S GOING TO ROLL HIM UP! SHE HAS HIM BY THE TIGHTS!
Referee: OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!!!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Eve: No! MITSUBACHI manages to roll himself out of the pin! MITSUBACHI is to his feet as Minerva gets to her feet as well! MITSUBACHI pulls Minerva towards him before connecting with a side Russian leg sweep, but Minerva manages to turn herself around before kicking MITSUBACHI in the stomach before pulling in him for a snap DDT! Minerva rises back to her feet and she pulls MITSUBACHI near one of the corners! Minerva bounces on the top rope before giving an Arabian press to MITSUBACHI. She calls that Hell’s Bells!
Deadprez: No! But, MITSUBACHI MANAGES TO ROLL HIMSELF OUT OF THE WAY! MINERVA LANDS ON HER STOMACH HARSHLY AS MITSUBACHI MANAGES TO GET BACK TO HIS FEET AS HE GETS MINERVA BACK TO HER FEET BEFORE REBOUNDING HER OFF THE HORIZONTAL SET OF ROPES! HE RUNS TOWARDS HER, NAILING HER WITH A HESITATION DROPKICK, BUT MINERVA SIDE STEPS AND MANAGES TO GET MITSUBACHI IN AN INVERTED FACELOCK POSITION! PARADISE LOST ON MITSUBACHI! MINERVA QUICKLY GOES FOR THE COVER!
Referee: OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!!!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!
(DING! DING! DING!)
(“Children of the Son” plays again as Minerva rises back to her feet to get her arm raised by the official. MITSUBACHI rolls himself out of the ring.)
Gina Romano: THE WINNER OF THIS MATCH…MINERVA!!!!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: My beautiful Minerva getting a well-needed victory going up against a very talented MITSUBACHI. He performed excellently! He stepped up to the champion, but Minerva seemed to be the smarter person in the match as she saw the move coming and was able to think quickly on her feet to connect with Paradise Lost!
Eve: MITSUBACHI is talented and he shouldn’t forget that. He still has a huge “unique opportunity” to look forward to at Odyssey. This victory shouldn’t hold him back whatsoever!
Deadprez: Nah, the kid is tough and talented! He shouldn’t be too down about that —
???: Tick tock, Minerva!
(“Children of the Son” dies down as Minerva looks towards the titantron and looks into the eyes of her opponent, Kasey Kaos via satellite.)
Kasey Kaos: We’re more than anticipating our match next weekend. We know that you are going to bring something extra special for us, but let us warn you: whatever you have usually done, it will not be enough to stop us. You cannot hurt us, Minerva. You can spray your mist at us and we’ll laugh at your face. Do you think that it was going to be enough to keep us down? No, we are quick to react. We will always get up and smile. It will not be enough to keep us down. It will not be enough to win you the match. Tick tock, Minerva. Your reign ends next weekend.
(Static goes off before we regain connection and it transitions elsewhere.)
(The scene pans to Kyra Phillips backstage with the Showdown backdrop behind her. She has a smile on her face as she holds a microphone in front of her.)
Kyra Phillips: Ladies and gentlemen, we are a week away from Odyssey. There are a ton of great matches already announced for the event, but the match that people need to be on a look out for is Harper Lee versus Veena Adams. The winner of the match would move on to Fighting Spirit the following weekend and compete in the Women’s No Way Out Match. The winner of that match would move on to challenge for the Universal Women’s Championship at Pain for Pride! Right now, I have one of the women competing for a spot in the No Way Out Match, Veena Adams!
(Veena Adams walks into the camera shot with an annoyed look on her face. Veena is looking at her perfectly manicured nails as Kyra Phillips begins wondering whether to begin her questions.)
Veena Adams: I’m listening. Begin.
Kyra Phillips: Veena, for weeks, Harper Lee has been waiting for an opportunity to get her hands on you. Now, she gets that opportunity at Odyssey. How are you feeling going into the match?
(Veena Adams takes the focus off of her nails and looks at Kyra Phillips.)
Veena Adams: Fucking fantastic. When I faced off against TNT a few weeks ago, it was EXACTLY what I needed to shake off any of the cobwebs. It’s been awhile since I had a wrestling match. Even then, my record in singles matches haven’t been the greatest, but what I did to TNT a few weeks ago isn’t compared to the hell that Handjob Leewhore has in store for her at Odyssey.
(Not much to Veena Adams’ knowledge, Harper Lee is sitting down at the makeup chair and feet away from Veena, listening into what Veena has to say about her.)
Veena Adams: Who in the hell does this whore thing she is? Believing that she can call the shots for when we clash in the ring? Does she not know who I am? I’m an Adams, bitch. I am wrestling royalty. I am the niece of the man who signs your checks, Kyra. If I wanted too, I could have you fired.
Kyra Phillips: :krabs:
Veena Adams: Handjob Leewhore isn’t any different from the whores that I had to tolerate during my time on Voltage. All these women who believe in “female empowerment” and accomplishing anything that they set their minds too. I, for one, am probably the only woman who is aware of her spot and it’s nowhere clashing with men. Even though I could drag any of these men across the ring. I’ll do that if I have too, but it’s not my desire too. My desire is in showing all of these whores that they aren’t compared to me. Not one bit. Handjob Leewhore thinks that she can waltz around here thinking that she’s gawd greatest gift to wrestling like all of these other whores in this company and we’re supposed to cater to their fragile egos. It’s management’s fault for making them believe that nothing can stop them and that they can set out to break out of the women’s division and compete with the men and take their championships. It makes me fucking sick, Kyra. It’s not how things are supposed to be, but Handjob reminds me of a vanilla bitch on Voltage. Does Blandra Valenwhore ring a bell? Well, both her and Harper are as boring as fuck. Their matches put me to sleep and both put on forgettable performances. Yet, we’re supposed to worship the ground these whore walk out. Couldn’t be me.
(Harper Lee continues to look and hear the promo that Veena Adams is cutting in the interview section from the makeup department.)
Veena Adams: Handjob Leewhore isn’t worth my time. That’s why I didn’t bother showing up to our match on Showdown two weeks before Grand Rampage. I didn’t even bother showing up for the go-home show because the match is a huge waste of my time. I know that I’m better than here in every single way. It shouldn’t be debated whatsoever. I got nothing to prove to her. She likes to think that I’m “ducking” her or whatever, but really, I’ve been utilizing my precious time in training my ass off and making sure that I’m in perfect shape going into Pain for Pride. I have a clear vision of getting to Pain for Pride and that begins with embarrassing Handjob and exposing her for being the mediocre talent she is. I’m aware that anyone stepping into the ring with me will be given their best match, but I’m no miracle worker and I can’t promise that I’ll carry Harper into a five-star match, but I am going to try. That’s the woman I am. :wow:
(Harper Lee gets off from her makeup chair before getting some translucent powder from the table. She takes the cap off and begins to walk over to Veena Adams and her interview. Harper stands behind Veena. Kyra Phillips is trying to get Veena’s attention, but is debating on whether to say something or let Veena continue her promo.)
Veena Adams: If anything, Handjob is going to need someone like me to gain some attention to this match. If it was her and anyone else, it would be such a snoozefest. I’m in the match and there’s already interest in what I am going to be doing in the match. I feel confident going into the match. I feel confident that I am going to embarrass Handjob Leewhore at Odyssey —
(Veena Adams is cut off as a shit ton of translucent powder is dumped onto her head. Veena is caught off guard. Not believing that there’s powder all over her. She slowly turns around and stares at Harper Lee with the powder in her hands.)
Harper Lee: Oops.
(Harper Lee throws the powder to the side before kicking Veena Adams in the stomach and throwing punches at Veena. Veena stumbles back a bit as she manages to deliver some punches to Harper. Harper staggers back a bit before Veena pounces on Harper with a Lou Thesz press, throwing some punches of her own. Before you know it, a bunch of referees come to separate the two women. Both of them are trying to kick each other, but the referees manage to separate them. It’s clear that there is tension between these two women and who would not blame Harper for responding in the way that she is. Normally, she’s easy going, but she refuses for Veena to drag her name through the mud.)
Veena Adams: AT ODYSSEY, YOU’RE GOING TO BE MY BITCH!
Harper Lee: WE’LL SEE ABOUT THAT!
(The referees go to take Harper Lee away from Veena Adams. Both of these women are yelling back and forth at each other. The last shot as of Veena Adams being held back by referees. The look of anger is on her face as the scene fades to ringside.)
(“Nightcrawler” by Travis Scott featuring Swae Lee and Chief Keef plays through the speakers as Bronson Daniels comes out with a confident look on his face.)
Gina Romano: THE FOLLOWING MATCH IS SCHEDULED FOR ONE FALL! INTRODUCING FIRST…FROM COCOA, FLORIDA…WEIGHING IN 216 POUNDS… “THE EUPHORIC MACHINE” … BRONSON DANIELS!!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: This man weighs more than Xander Payne? :skip: I find that hard to believe.
Eve: Bronson Daniels looked impressive against the Universal Women’s Champion two weeks ago. This week, he goes up against the man who’s fought for the Answers World Championship on a couple occasions! This is probably one of the toughest matches of his career so far!
Deadprez: Bronson Daniels looked amazing against Minerva, so I’m interested to see what he brings to the table for this match! I can assure you that Dray Fontana and MITSUBACHI are going to be watching this match closely!
(“It Follows” by Cane Hill blasts through the speakers as Xander Paynes comes out with a serious, but angry look on his face.)
Gina Romano: INTRODUCING HIS OPPONENT…FROM BRAMPTON, ONTARIO, CANADA…WEIGHING IN 159 POUNDS…”THE PAYNEKILLER”…XANDER PAYNE!!!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: Add a hundred pounds more to his weight and it seems accurate, but that’s just me being nice.
Eve: Xander Payne has a very important match with Impact next weekend. He needs to make an impression going into this match. He could be watching the match.
Deadprez: Xander Payne has been in Answers World Championship matches this season, he’s taken out men, but going up against Impact is one of the toughest things that he could do. But first, he needs to get through this match, but Bronson is going to make that tough on him!
(DING! DING! DING!)
Gavin Kirkland: Bronson Daniels rushes towards Xander Payne, but Xander pops him up and connects with the Last Sedation, the pop up powerbomb, but Bronson manages to land on his feet before connecting with a punch to Xander, but the punch doesn’t seem to stagger Xander one bit as he manages to throw a punch to Bronson, but Bronson isn’t staggered by the punch whatsoever. Bronson manages to rush towards Xander with a knee strike to his stomach, but Xander manages to catch Bronson’s knee, pushing it away from him before pushing him towards the ropes! Bronson manages to rebound himself off the ropes and connects with Gunsmoke, a spear to Xander, but Xander manages to leap front himself out of the way! Bronson side steps, but Xander manages to get Bronson by his waist throwing him behind him with a German suplex!
Eve: But look at this, Gavin! Bronson Daniels manages to catch himself on his feet as Xander Payne turns himself around! Bronson rushes towards Xander before connecting with a nasty looking knee strike to Xander’s skull! This knocks the bigger man to his back!
(Bronson Daniels feels good about knocking Xander Payne’s back to the mat, he does his own variation of the Toosie slide and shuffle called the “Broosie slide and futsal” next to Xander.)
Deadprez: BRONSON DANIELS FOLLOWS THAT UP WITH A RUNNING SENTON ON XANDER PAYNE BEFORE GOING FOR THE FIRST PINFALL OF THE MATCH!
Gavin Kirkland: Xander Payne’s fat ass kicks out at one and look at this, guys! BRONSON DANIELS MANAGES TO TRAP THE ARM OF XANDER BEFORE CONNECTING WITH A FEW STIFF ELBOWS TO XANDER IN THE FACE! IT DOESN’T MATTER HOW MANY TIMES THAT BRONSON ELBOWS XANDER IN THE FACE, HE WILL REMAIN THAT UGLY! Bronson gets Xander up to his feet before connecting with another elbow to the back of Xander’s neck, knowing him down to one knee! Bronson takes a step back before charging towards Xander and connecting with a roundhouse kick, but Xander manages to duck the roundhouse kick before delivering a chop block to the back of Bronson’s knee, knocking the newcomer down to his back! Xander gets to a vertical base before getting Bronson up by his hair before throwing him head first to the corner!
Eve: XANDER PAYNE CONNECTS WITH A SERIES OF MUDHOLE STOMPS TO THE STOMACH OF BRONSON DANIELS AS THAT KNOCKS HIM TO A SEATED POSITION! XANDER CONTINUES TO STOMP ON BRONSON AS HE TAKES A STEP BACK! XANDER RUNS TOWARDS BRONSON AT THE CORNER BEFORE CONNECTING WITH A CANNONBALL SENTON TO BRONSON AT THE CORNER! MAN, BRONSON IS SQUISHED LIKE A PANCAKE AS XANDER ROLLS HIMSELF BACK TO HIS FEET! XANDER TAKES ANOTHER STEP BACK BEFORE RUNNING TOWARDS BRONSON AND CONNECTING WITH ANOTHER CANNONBALL SENTON ON HIM! XANDER ROLLS BACK TO HIS FEET AND IT LOOKS LIKE HE’S GOING FOR A THIRD CONSECUTIVE CANNONBALL SENTON ON BRONSON! The move connects as Xander gets Bronson by his leg and pulls him away from the ropes! Xander goes for the cover on Bronson!
Referee: ONE! TW–
Deadprez: Bronson Daniels manages to get a shoulder up! Xander Payne gets Bronson up to his feet before picking him up and throwing him towards the horizontal set of ropes! Bronson rebounds off of those ropes as Xander manages to get Bronson by one of his arms before connecting with a hip toss! BRONSON LANDS ON A SEATED POSITION AS XANDER JUMPS IN FRONT OF BRONSON BEFORE CONNECTING WITH A KNEE STRIKE OF HIS OWN, KNOCKING BRONSON TO HIS BACK! XANDER BEGINS TO THROW SOME PUNCHES TO BRONSON BEFORE GETTING HIM TO HIS FEET AND PICKING UP BRONSON BEFORE CONNECTING WITH A SLEEPER SUPLEX! Man, I think that Bronson landed on the back of his head with that move! Now, it seems like Xander is going to take advantage of that! Xander gets Bronson to his feet before connecting with a bear hug on Bronson!
Gavin Kirkland: Bronson Daniels seems to be in a bit of trouble as Xander Payne shows no signs of releasing that bear hug! Xander is going into this match to make a statement and send a message to his Odyssey opponent, Impact. Meanwhile, Bronson would like to have some good momentum going into his “unique opportunity” triple threat match against Dray Fontana and MITSUBACHI! The official is asking Bronson if he wants to submit and end this match, but Bronson is shaking his head no! He wants to keep this match going! Getting a victory over Xander would be a big deal to Bronson! Pun intended on big!
Eve: Bronson Daniels delivers a mean headbutt to the forehead of Xander Payne! But, Xander maintains the bear hug on Bronson! Bronson connects with another headbutt to Xander and this time, this makes Xander release the hold on Bronson! Bronson drops to his feet as he creates a bit of distance, BUT XANDER RUSHES TOWARDS HIM WITH A GIANT CLOTHESLINE, KNOCKING BRONSON DOWN! XANDER GETS BRONSON TO HIS FEET BEFORE THROWING HIM SHOULDER FIRST AGAINST THE RING POST AT THE CORNER! THE FORCE OF THAT SEEMED BRUTAL AS BRONSON DROPPED TO RINGSIDE! XANDER BEGINS TO EXIT OUT OF THE RING AND GETS ON THE APRON! HE’S STALKING FOR BRONSON TO GET TO HIS FEET BEFORE CONNECTING WITH A SOMERSAULT SENTON ON BRONSON!
Deadprez: Bronson Daniels tries to catch Xander Payne, but Xander manages to land on Bronson! Xander gets to his feet instantly as he gets Bronson by his hair and throws him towards the front part of our table! It was enough to shake our table! Xander gets Bronson by his head again as he throws Bronson head first on top of our desk! Bronson staggers back, but manages to get into a seated position! XANDER MANAGES TO GET BRONSON TO HIS FEET BEFORE GETTING HIM BY HIS ARM AND THROWING HIM TO THE STEEL STEPS! BRONSON’S BACK CRASHES ONTO THOSE STEEL STEPS AS YOU CAN SEE THE LOOK OF PAIN ON HIS FEET! XANDER TAKES A FEW STEPS BACK BEFORE RUNNING TOWARDS BRONSON WITH A NASTY BOOT KICK!
Gavin Kirkland: But, Bronson Daniels manages to move out of the way at the last second! Xander Payne’s leg gets stuck in between the ring post and steel steps! BRONSON GETS TO HIS FEET AS HE MANAGES TO DROPKICK XANDER’S LEG IN! XANDER DROPS TO A SEATED POSITION IN RESPONSE TO THAT AS BRONSON SEPARATES THE STEEL STEPS FROM XANDER’S LEG AS BRONSON GETS XANDER AND ROLLS HIM BACK INSIDE THE RING! BRONSON GETS TO THE TOP ROPE AS HE’S WAITING FOR XANDER TO GET TO A VERTICAL BASE BEFORE CONNECTING WITH A MISSILE DROPKICK TO XANDER IN THE FACE! XANDER ROLLS TO HIS KNEES, BUT BRONSON RUSHES TOWARDS HIM WITH A KNEE STRIKE TO THE FACE! Xander falls to his back as he scoots himself to the corner! Bronson rushes towards Xander with a hesitation dropkick to Xander at the corner!
Eve: He manages to get Xander to his feet before connecting with a few turnbuckle thrusts! Bronson Daniels gets Xander sat up on top of the turnbuckle before standing on the turnbuckle himself! What in the world is Bronson Daniels up to? Is he going for a superplex from the top rope?
Deadprez: It seems like he is, Eve! But, Xander Payne is trying to push Bronson Daniels off of him! He wants no part of this potential superplex from Bronson! Bronson remains on the turnbuckle as he’s not letting Xander push him down! BRONSON HEADBUTTS XANDER ON TOP OF THE SKULL BEFORE GETTING ALL “159 POUNDS” OF XANDER AND CONNECTING WITH A SUPERPLEX FROM THE TOP ROPE! THE SUPERPLEX TAKES BOTH OF THESE MEN DOWN! BRONSON IS CLUTCHING TO HIS LOWER BACK IN PAIN AS HE SLOWLY GOES OVER FOR THE COVER ON XANDER!
Referee: OOOOOOOOOOOONE!!!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: Xander Payne kicks out! Bronson Daniels doesn’t sit on that for too long as he manages to get to his feet as Xander goes to his knees! Bronson gets Xander by his wrists and it seems like he’s going for the ‘Holding Hands before a Knee’ which is a double wristlock knee strike! Bronson’s knee collides to Xander’s skull again, knocking the bigger man to the mat again! Those knees are Bronson are quite lethal in this match up! It might give Jamie O’Hara a run for his money! Bronson follows that up with a double foot stomp onto the stomach of Xander! Now, he takes a couple steps back from Xander! Bronson is gesturing for Xander to get off his fat ass, but it seems like Xander is just going to rest on his knees for just a second!
Eve: IT SEEMS LIKE BRONSON DANIELS IS NOT GOING TO WAIT FOR XANDER PAYNE TO GET TO HIS FEET AS HE RUSHES TOWARDS XANDER WITH A BITCH, I KNOCKED YOUR HEAD OFF! THAT SHARP ELBOW COLLIDING WITH THE BACK OF XANDER’S SKULL! XANDER DROPS FACE FIRST AND BRONSON DANIELS GOES FOR A COVER! IS BRONSON JUST A FEW SECONDS AWAY FROM GETTING THE BIGGEST VICTORY OF HIS CAREER?
Referee: OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!
Deadprez: Xander Payne gets his hand on the bottom rope! The official is waving off the count as Bronson Daniels gets on his knees, wondering what in the hell is he going to need to do in order to put down Xander? I really thought the elbow was going to be enough, but it just shows that Xander is a difficult man to keep down! It’s something that Impact needs to be aware of going into their match next weekend! Bronson gets to a vertical base as he gets Xander back to his feet as well! Bronson gets Xander in a piledriver position! It seems like we’re going for the Last Smoke on Xander!
Gavin Kirkland: BUT, LOOK AT THIS! XANDER PAYNE MANAGES TO SWITCH POSITIONS WITH BRONSON DANIELS AND COUNTER HIS PILEDRIVER WITH HIS PACKAGE PILEDRIVER ON HIS OWN! FOR ALL THE CRAP I GIVE XANDER, THAT WAS PRETTY IMPRESSIVE TO SEE! PAYNEKILLER ON BRONSON! XANDER GOES FOR THE COVER!
Eve: Nope! Bronson Daniels manages to roll himself underneath the bottom rope and drop himself to ringside! You can see the pissed off look on Xander Payne’s face forming! He knew that this was going to be it for him! Now, it seems like this match is going to continue on! As you look towards Bronson at ringside, you can see the smirk on his face! He believed that it was a smart move on his part! Xander rolls himself out of the ring to retrieve Bronson from ringside!
Deadprez: Bronson Daniels manages to push Xander Payne against the edge of the apron! Bronson is trying to shake the feeling of the Paynekiller, but he nails Xander with a knee strike to the skull again! Bronson tries to roll Xander back inside the ring as he heads for the top rope again! Earlier in the match, he connected with a missile dropkick to Xander. I wonder what he’s planning to go for next? Bronson has his eyes on Xander before flying off the top rope and connecting with a crossbody on Xander!
Gavin Kirkland: Xander Payne catches Bronson Daniels from midair before rolling himself onto his feet! Xander connects with a spinning sidewalk slam on Bronson, but he doesn’t go for the cover there! NO! XANDER GETS BRONSON UP BY HIS HAIR BEFORE PUSHING HIM TOWARDS THE HORIZONTAL SET OF ROPES — LAST SEDATION! NO! BRONSON MANAGES TO LAND ON HIS FEET! XANDER TRIES TO GO AFTER HIM WITH A CLOTHESLINE, BUT BRONSON DUCKS THE CLOTHESLINE AND HE TRIES TO GO BITCH, I KNOCKED YOUR HEAD OFF AGAIN, BUT XANDER MANAGES TO DUCK THE ELBOW! HE PICKS UP BRONSON WITH A CANADIAN RACK AS HE DROPS BRONSON TO HIS KNEE! XANDER GETS BRONSON TO HIS FEET, BUT BRONSON MANAGES TO THROW A PUNCH TO XANDER! XANDER THROWS A PUNCH TO BRONSON! BRONSON THROWS A PUNCH TO XANDER! XANDER THROWS A PUNCH TO BRONSON! BRONSON! XANDER! BRONSON! XANDER! BRONSON! XANDER! BRONSON! BRONSON! BRONSON!
Eve: Xander Payne is staggered back as Bronson Daniels rebounds himself off the ropes!
Deadprez: XANDER PAYNE MANAGES TO POP UP BRONSON DANIELS BEFORE CONNECTING WITH A POWERBOMB! LAST SEDATION CONNECTS ON BRONSON OUT OF COMPLETELY NOWHERE! XANDER MANAGED TO CATCH BRONSON OFF GUARD WITH THE MOVE AS HE QUICKLY GOES FOR THE COVER!
Referee: OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!
(DING! DING! DING!)
(“It Follows” plays once again as Xander Payne manages to get to his feet! Bronson Daniels rolls himself out of the ring as that leaves Xander to celebrate in the ring.)
Gina Romano: THE WINNER OF THIS MATCH…XANDER PAYNE!!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: That was an amazing match as Xander Payne manages to catch Bronson Daniels off guard with the Last Sedation!
Eve: Once again, Bronson Daniels looked amazing going up against main caliber talents. It’s nothing to be discouraged about. He pulled off some amazing stuff in this match and looked amazing against Xander! If it wasn’t for Xander being near the bottom rope after that first elbow from Bronson, I think that he would have won this match!
Deadprez: It was just a matter of Xander Payne having wonderful ring awareness which is something that Bronson Daniels showed in the match as Xander went for the Paynekiller and Bronson rolling himself out of the ring to avoid the pinfall attempt!
Gavin Kirkland: I hope that Impact is watching because this is the level of competitor he is going to need to be on a look out for!
(Backstage, the camera fades in to show Jamie O’Hara and Ahren Fournier, who is holding Jennipurr standing by talking. Ahren seems trying to convince Jamie that he really wants to restore their “friendship”, but Jamie isn’t having any of it.)
Ahren Fournier: Listen I’m REALLY trying here.
Jamie O’Hara: I’m sure you are.
(Jamie O’Hara shakes his head, rolling his eyes in disbelief. Ahren Fournier throws his arms up in the air bothered by Jamie’s stubbornness.)
Ahren Fournier: OMG WHAT ELSE DO I NEED TO DO? I BOUGHT YOU ALL THOSE PRESENTS FOR YOUR THE LITTLE GOAT.
Jamie O’Hara: They were fucking useless, they were for your dumb cat…
Ahren Fournier: HEY. STOP IT.
(Ahren Fournier covers Junnipurr’s ears.)
Ahren Fournier: Uncle Jamie didn’t mean what he said at all. No he didn’t!
(Ahren Fournier looks back towards Jamie O’Hara with disappointment but Jamie just shrugs and rolls his eyes at the antics of his tag partner.)
Jamie O’Hara: Mate, it’s bad enough that I’ve got to team with you tonight so I don’t want to put up with whatever bullshit you’ve been trying to string me along with these last few weeks about being friends. I’m not in the mood to deal with anything else but making sure I get to Odyssey and win it and I’m absolutely not in the mood to deal with you.
Ahren Fournier: Why all the hostility? Sigh, Jamie, look, you don’t think much of anyone else and especially not Myles or Lance but we need to be on the same page tonight. We can’t have you going ahead and ruining everything because your panties are all twisted and in knots. And what better way could we get along and ensure the GOAT and the Ace work perfectly as a team than by restoring the friendship that was destroyed.
Jamie O’Hara: Coronavirus, please fucking save me from this.
Ahren Fournier: NO! I mean it! You’re a very important person to me…
Jamie O’Hara: I think I’m going to be sick.
Ahren Fournier: Bih shut it and lemme talk. Remember when I beat you on Voltage way at the start of 2018? That was when everyone started to take me seriously, when I was no longer seen as or treated as a joke. That was the start of Ahren Fournier who went on to become one of the greatest and most dominant Interwire Champions in recent memory! And even when you didn’t have faith in me, still I became the GOAT Answers World Champion.
(A prideful Ahren Fournier takes a moment to bask as Jamie O’Hara looks on disinterested.)
Jamie O’Hara: Okay..and?
Ahren Fournier: You’re supposed to be my BFF and understand my struggles. Ugh. For months now people have kept saying I’m lazy, that I’m not motivated, that I’m uninspired and it’s awfully mean. Pfft, look at Grand Rampage and tell me that I wasn’t putting my full effort in! Even though I made it to the final four and I had a performance that I was proud of, nobody was talking about it at all; I was overlooked for nobodies like The Ring Master and Myles returning. Everyone just went back to calling me lazy, unmotivated and uninspired. :mjcry: But winning the No Way Out match will get people talking about me. They won’t be able to ignore it any longer. The same Ahren Fournier that defeated you, reigned as Interwire Champion and became the GOAT Answers World Champion will take his spot at the top of the company back!
Jamie O’Hara: It’s refreshing to hear something genuine from you for once. And I guess I can see where you’re coming from, but my reasons in winning the No Way Out match are far, far bigger than that. A match with Mr. DEDEDE has been something that is long overdue and all that has gone on between myself, Cameron and him, has gone on far too long. I can empathise with your motivations, Ahren, but I won’t lie and say that I understand where you’re coming from because I don’t. I’ve never had an issue with people paying attention to me, ever since day one I’ve had everyone – suits, fans, opponents – looking at me. And despite all the new talent that has come and gone over the years, even without being the World Champion I’ve remained head and shoulders above them all. I’ve continued to evolve, I’ve continued to get better and I’ve reached a point where I can begin to call myself the Greatest Of All Time…the GOAT. But you? You keep calling yourself the “GOAT” stangating yourself and thinking that the same thing that worked for you then will work now. Meanwhile? I’ve always been on top of my game, always been the very best version of myself possible and I expect nothing less than to beat every single one of you inside the No Way Out match. And then I’ll go on to the main event Pain For Pride for the second year in a row and I’ll go and be a part of the greatest main event this company has ever seen.
(Tension begins to fill the air as the two stare back at one another over the clashing motivations and intentions both men share. Ahren Fournier tries to alleviate the tension by breaking first with a soft laugh.)
Ahren Fournier: Same old Jamie O’Hara really and I’m not saying you’re wrong, whatever it is has worked for you all this time; you’re still the same confident “ledge” you were back then. But our respective motivations aside, again you and I need to be on the same page. Despite us being on a collision course at Odyssey with the same aspirations with winning and main eventing Pain For Pride, the rift your heart has created between us can still be overcome. I believe in us. I believe that our friendship can be restored.
Jamie O’Hara: We were never fri–
Ahren Fournier: Shh.
(Ahren Fournier raises his finger and rests it against Jamie O’Hara’s lips. Jamie’s eyes show nothing but disgust as Ahren shakes his head in disagreement.)
Ahren Fournier: There’s no need to lie, there’s nobody around to hear you.
(Both men turn and look at the camera for a brief second before Jamie O’Hara swats Ahren Fournier’s hand away.)
Jamie O’Hara: First of all, don’t touch me again. Don’t ever do that again. Second, I still don’t know what kind of game you’re playing but if you try and pull any ‘funny business’, I’ll make sure you come to regret it come Odyssey.
Ahren Fournier: Jamie, friend, father of my future GOATchild, I’ve already told you the reason why I’m going to be there to fight you until the end at Odyssey and I was completely honest about it. Look at the very least you should be able to trust me to pick up my end in this match, right?
(Ahren Fournier sticks his hand out for Jamie O’Hara to shake it. Jamie hesitates to shake it, knowing full well that it doesn’t mean anything and he still doesn’t trust Ahren. After a brief moment, Jamie reluctantly shakes Ahren’s hand.)
Jamie O’Hara: Yeah, sure.
(The tension finally lifts as Jamie O’Hara and Ahren Fournier smile, putting the duo on the same page ahead of their tag team match as the camera fades to black.)
(Commercial break promoting the No Way Out Match at Odyssey next weekend on the EAW Network!)
(Showdown returns from commercial break with Gina Romano in the middle of the ring.)
Gina Romano: Ladies and gentlemen the following is a tag team match scheduled for one fall! Introducing first, please welcome our special guest commentator, Candice Blair!
(‘Diva’ by Beyoncé hits, and Candice Blair wastes no time making her way down the entrance ramp, walking down the ring towards the commentary table. She has a commentary headset in hand, and she puts it on as she takes a seat next to the commentary table.)
Deadprez: Candice, glad you could join us for this No Way Out preview match!
Candice Blair: Thank you, but I wouldn’t miss something like this. I get to see four of my opponents go at it. Obviously I’m gonna want to see this go down.
Gavin Kirkland: Trust me Candice, nobody is happier to see you here than me.
Candice Blair:… Thanks?
(‘Enemy Strike’ by Yuki Hayashi hits, and Myles makes his way out to the stage. He doesn’t waste any time and immediately begins making his way down the ramp and into the ring, and in the meantime, ‘Old Town Road (Remix) by Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus hits, and Lance Blackfyre begins to do the same. These two clearly don’t care for each other much, but both look like they’re just as focused as each other to win.)
Gina Romano: Making their way to the ring… The team of MMMYYYYYLLLEESSSSS, AND LAAANNCEEE BLAAACKFYYYRREEE!!!!!!
Deadprez: And here we go! This honestly is a tag team I don’t see working together very well, but the damage they can do as individuals will surely make this no easy match. Myles has been on a streak of wins since he came back to Showdown, and we’ve all seen what Lance Blackfyre is able to do.
Candice Blair: It’s a shame Lance just isn’t very good, Myles is gonna have to carry some serious dead weight here.
Eve: Well I’m sure Myles believes the same thing to be honest, and from the looks of it he’s ready to do just that.
Gavin Kirkland: Yeah whatever Eve. Candice what were you saying-
(‘Starboy’ by the Weeknd hits, and Ahren Fournier makes his way to the stage. He stops at the top of the entrance ramp with a cocky smile on his face, as ‘Ultimate Battle’ by ZENTA [EAW Edit] follows. Jamie O’Hara then begins making his way out to the stage, and begins walking down the ramp as Ahren follows. The two make their way into the ring, rarely breaking eye contact from their opponents tonight.)
Gina Romano: And their opponents…. the team of AAAHHREENNN FOOUURRRNNNIIEERR, AND JAAAAMMMIIIIEEEEE OOOOOO’HHAAAAARRRAAAAA!!!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: Jamie!
Candice Blair: Bestie!
Deadprez: If these two manage to co-exist, this could actually turn out to be a phenomenal tag team. Both men are former World Champions, and that alone speaks to the talent shared between both men. This isn’t an impossible match for Lance and Myles, but there’s no doubt that it’s going to be an uphill battle.
Eve: Well we’ve seen plenty of surprises happen around here. Do you think tonight could be one of those nights? We all saw the Ringmaster’s performance at Grand Rampage, but Myles both beat him and concussed him when they faced each other.
Candice Blair: It’d take a lot to get a surprise win here for Myles and Lance. They’re gonna have to work for a win here, it isn’t easy to just “surprise” Jamie.
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Deadprez: The bell rings, and now this match is underway! Myles and Jamie are starting this match off, and the first thing both men do is go face to face with each other. Both men have met in the ring before but their past experience clearly isn’t stopping Myles from looking as confident as ever. He has a grin on his face, as if he’s simply waiting for Jamie to make a move, but Jamie isn’t buying into Myles’ game here. MYLES WITH A SLAP- NO! JAMIE CAUGHT MYLES’ HAND! JAMIE CLEARLY NOT APPRECIATING THAT SHOW OF DISRESPECT THERE, AND NOW HE GOES FOR A SLAP OF HIS OWN- JUST FOR MYLES TO CATCH JAMIE’S HAND THIS TIME! MYLES NOW WITH A KICK TO THE MIDSECTION, AND NOW HE RUNS THE ROPES-
Eve: JAMIE DUCKS WHAT LOOKED LIKE A LARIAT ATTEMPT FROM MYLES, AND NOW IT’S JAMIE RUNNING THE ROPES! WOW!! HUGE FRONT DROPKICK TO THE CHEST BY JAMIE, CAUSING MYLES TO ROLL OVER TO THE ROPES, AND NOW JAMIE CHARGES IN, JUST FOR MYLES TO TOSS HIM OVER THE TOP ROPE! JAMIE MANAGES TO LAND ON THE APRON, AND HE HITS MYLES WITH A ROPE ASSISTED ENZUIGIRI BEFORE HE COULD CAPITALIZE! Jamie now beginning to climb up- NO! MYLES WITH AN ELBOW, AND NOW HE GRABS JAMIE AND SETS HIM UP FOR A SUPLEX, PULLING HIM INTO THE RING- BUT JAMIE KNEES MYLES IN THE HEAD BEFORE DROPPING DOWN TO HIS FEET!
Gavin Kirkland: Jamie now, going for a step up enzuigiri- but Myles ducks the kick before pulling Jamie off the ground! Deadlift German suplex- no!! Jamie managed to land on his feet, and now Myles turns around, but he doesn’t look shocked at all! Instead he still just has that smirk on his face as he stands back up! I don’t like having to watch this match with the only actually hot woman here being on commentary instead of wrestling, but I have to admit it’s pretty cool seeing these two clash like this!
Candice Blair: I’ve already faced Jamie before, and I’m already familiar with what he can do, but this is actually my first time being able to see Myles compete in person. I think the team I’m rooting for is obvious though. I’ll have to beat him at Odyssey, but Jamie and I are still best friends. He and Ahren’s got this.
Deadprez: Myles and Jamie now locking up, but Myles is now able to power Jamie into the corner!
Referee: One! Two! Three! Four! F-
Deadprez: Myles letting go of Jamie now- BEFORE DRIVING HIS KNEE INTO HIS MIDSECTION! Myles now with a snapmare, and now he holds Jamie in a rear chinlock, and Candice, if you ask me it looks like Myles is looking right in your direction.
Candice Blair: Of course he is. He’s trying to send a message, I get it. Too bad it’s not going to actually amount to much soon.
Deadprez: Well I guess we’re just gonna have to see about that. Jamie now starting to get to his feet- AND MYLES NOW TRANSITIONS INTO A BACK SUPLEX- BUT JAMIE MANAGED TO LAND ON HIS FEET!
Eve: DRAGON SUPLEX BY JAMIE O’HARA! Myles using the ropes, pulling himself back to his feet, AND THIS TIME JAMIE MANAGES TO TAKE MYLES OUT OF THE RING WITH A CLOTHESLINE! MYLES MANAGED TO JUST BARELY LAND ON HIS FEET IT LOOKS LIKE, BUT JAMIE IS ALREADY TAKING OFF, RUNNING THE ROPES! TOPE CON HILO- WAIT! MYLES CATCHES JAMIE! THE STRENGTH OF MYLES ON DISPLAY HERE, AS HE JUST POWERBOMBED JAMIE ON THE OUTSIDE OF THE RING, BUT WAIT, MYLES ISN’T FINISHED JUST YET! SPINNING SIT OUT POWERBOMB BY MYLES!! JAMIE IS DONE FOR!
Gavin Kirkland: Myles sending Jamie back into the ring now, and I’ve gotta admit, Jamie isn’t looking too good right now! Jamie is probably the best looking guy in the match, so I’m rooting for him just as much as you are Candice, but right now Myles is taking it to Jamie! Myles dragging Jamie into his corner, probably so Jamie can’t make the tag, but Myles isn’t looking for a tag either! Instead, MYLES DRIVES HIS SHOULDER INTO JAMIE’S MIDSECTION! MYLES BACKING INTO JAMIE’S CORNER NOW, AND NOW HE CHARGES IN- BUT NOBODY’S HOME! JAMIE MOVED OUT OF THE WAY OF THAT LARIAT ATTEMPT AND CHARGED INTO HIS OWN CORNER, BUT NOW HE’S RUNNING FULL SPEED AT MYLES WHO SEEMS TO NOT KNOW WHERE HE IS! SHOTGUN DROPKICK INTO THE TURNBUCKLES!
Deadprez: Myles is still standing, but I don’t think Jamie is done! Jamie running back into his corner, and-
Deadprez:…. And Ahren just tagged himself in. Jamie looks a bit confused on what Ahren’s doing, BUT NOW HE CHARGES IN ANYWAY! CORNER KNEE TO MYLES! Jamie now leaving the ring, AND THAT ALLOWS AHREN TO CHARGE IN AS WELL! AHREN FOURNIER WITH A-
Eve: LANCE JUST TAGGED HIMSELF IN! Lance just tagged himself in before Ahren could go for whatever he was gonna hit Myles with, and even Myles looks a bit annoyed at Lance going into business for himself! Ahren and Lance just looking at each other face to face- AND NOW AHREN GOES AFTER LANCE WITH A SERIES OF PUNCHES! AHREN PUNCHING LANCE IN THE MIDSECTION WITH PUNCH AFTER PUNCH, DOING WHATEVER HE CAN TO TAKE DOWN THIS MONSTER, BUT LANCE IS ABLE TO GRAB AHREN’S ARM BEFORE TURNING HIM INSIDE OUT FOR A SHORT ARM CLOTHESLINE!
Gavin Kirkland: Well Candice, what do you have to say about these two? You’re gonna be facing them in the No Way Out match as well after all.
Candice Blair: I don’t think anything needs to be said about these two to be honest.
Gavin Kirkland: Nothing? Nothing at all.
Candice Blair: Nothing.
Gavin Kirkland: Look I just need an excuse to watch you instead of the match, can you at least try and think of something?
Candice Blair:…. Okay..? I’m confident enough in my own abilities against those two so I’m not exactly intimidated by either of them. I guess this match will serve as a reminder of some sort of what they can do.
Deadprez: Ahren is stunned in the corner now, AND NOW LANCE IS CHARGING IN AT AHREN, BUT AHREN WAS ABLE TO GET OUT OF THE WAY, SENDING LANCE CRASHING INTO THE RING POST! AHREN NOW, WITH A STOMP RIGHT ONTO THE BACK OF LANCE’S LEG! Lance pulling himself out of the corner, BUT AHREN IS ABLE TO KICK LANCE’S LEG OUT FROM UNDER HIM AFTER A SERIES OF REPEATED KICKS! AHREN NOW WITH A KNEE TO LANCE’S FACE, AND NOW HE RUNS THE ROPES-
Eve: RIGHT INTO POSSIBLY THE BIGGEST BACK BODY DROP I’VE EVER SEEN! LANCE JUST TOSSED AHREN RIGHT OVER HIS HEAD, AHREN HAD TO BE SEVEN FEET IN THE AIR JUST NOW! Ahren crash landing down onto the mat, and now he has to roll out of the ring! Ahren taking a walk around the ring, clearly taking some time to recover, meanwhile Lance is simply waiting for Ahren to enter the ring! Ahren slowly climbing back onto the apron, and honestly I have no idea how Ahren is supposed to take Lance down here.
Gavin Kirkland: Ahren slowly re-entering the ring, AND LANCE IMMEDIATELY CHARGES AT AHREN WITH THE SHATTERED JOY- BUT AHREN ROLLS UNDER LANCE, DODGING THAT BICYCLE KICK! Ahren now, WITH A CHOP BLOCK TO THE BACK OF LANCE’S LEG! LANCE IS DOWN AS THE KICK MISSING TOOK HIM OFF BALANCE, AND NOW AHREN IS GOING FOR THE FIRST COVER OF THE MATCH, PURPOSEFULLY LIFTING UP THE LEG HE HAS BEEN ATTACKING THIS MATCH SO FAR!
Gavin Kirkland: And Lance just kicked out immediately. Well, kicked out is an understatement. He just pushed Ahren all the way back to his feet.
Candice Blair: That’s kind of impressive I guess.
Deadprez: Ahren now tagging Jamie O’Hara in as Lance gets back to his feet, and I remember Lance and Jamie actually faced each other one on one months ago in a match where Jamie was able to get the win. Lance back to his feet, and he charges at Ahren, but Ahren kicks that bad leg out from under Lance, allowing Jamie to drop him with a DDT- WAIT A SECOND! JAMIE TRIED TO HIT A DDT, BUT LANCE LIFTS JAMIE OFF THE GROUND WITH ONE ARM AS HE GETS TO BOTH FEET! LANCE CHARGING INTO THE CORNER, AND HE PLANTS JAMIE IN THE CORNER WITH A URANAGE!
Eve: Jamie is hurt, and now Lance irish whips him into his teams corner! Lance charging in, AND HE HITS A RUNNING SPLASH ON O’HARA, JUST FOR MYLES TO TAG HIMSELF BACK IN! Myles clearly didn’t take too kindly to Lance doing the same a while ago, and now he goes on the offensive as he begins stomping Jamie out in the corner! Myles somehow managing to deadlift Jamie up into a powerbomb position- JUST FOR JAMIE TO TURN IT INTO A SUNSET FLIP BOMB! THE COVER NOW BY O’HARA, AND MYLES MAY HAVE JUST COST HIS TEAM THE MATCH HERE!
Gavin Kirkland: Nope, Myles managed to kick out!
Candice Blair: That was close. Would’ve been an embarrassing way to end his winning streak.
Gavin Kirkland: Yep, but now things aren’t looking much better for Myles as JAMIE GOES FOR IN EXCELSIS- MYLES MOVES OUT OF THE WAY! MYLES WITH A KICK TO THE MIDSECTION NOW, AND HE LIFTS HIM UP! WRATH OF PANDOR- NO! JAMIE SLIPS BEHIND MYLES BEFORE GRABBING HIM FROM BEHIND, AND NOW JAMIE HITS ANOTHER DRAGON SUPLEX! JAMIE PULLING MYLES BACK UP TO HIS FEET THOUGH, AND BE TAKES HIM DOWN WITH A RIPCORD LARIAT! JAMIE WITH ANOTHER COVER!
Deadprez: MYLES GETS THE SHOULDER UP! Jamie not wasting any time here as he picks Myles up, and there’s the ripcord, INTO THE BICYCL- NO! MYLES CAUGHT JAMIE’S KNEE, AND NOW HE TURNS JAMIE AROUND BEFORE PULLING HIM IN FOR HIS OWN RIPCORD KNEE STRIKE! MYLES JUST PUT JAMIE DOWN WITH A HUGE BICYCLE KNEE, AND I THINK JAMIE MIGHT BE OUT COLD! THE COVER BY MYLES, FOR WHAT WOULD BE HIS BIGGEST WIN SINCE HIS RETURN!
Eve: NO, HE CAN’T GET IT! JAMIE MANAGES TO GET THE SHOULDER UP JUST BEFORE THE REFEREE COULD HIT THE MAT FOR A THIRD TIME!
Candice Blair: Myles is blowing it.
Eve: But look Candice, I don’t think Myles is too upset with Jamie kicking out. In fact, he actually looks pretty happy that he kicked out. Myles nodding in what looks to be satisfaction, BUT NOW HE JUST STOMPED RIGHT ONTO JAMIE’S FACE! Myles has been very impressive tonight, and honestly at this rate he very well may put away Jamie O’Hara right here!
Gavin Kirkland: Myles is lifting Jamie up now, and he’s trying to trap his arms in the ropes- BUT JAMIE MANAGES TO PUSH HIM AWAY WITH BOTH FEET! JAMIE CHARGING AT MYLES, AND JAMIE MANAGES TO DUCK A CLOTHESLINE ATTEMPT BY MYLES, BEFORE HOISTING HIM UP! VISUAL IDENTITY!! THE VISUAL IDENTITY CONNECTS, BUT INSTEAD OF GOING FOR THE COVER, JAMIE QUICKLY TAGS IN AHREN FOURNIER! AHREN GRABBING MYLES BY THE ARM NOW, AND AHREN LOCKS IN THE CALL TO ARMS!! THE CALL TO ARMS IS LOCKED IN ON MYLES, IS MYLES GOING TO TAP OUT FOR THE FIRST TIME!?
Deadprez: MYLES IS STRUGGLING RIGHT NOW, AND AT THIS POINT I FEEL LIKE ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN! MYLES, WAIT, MYLES IS GETTING TO HIS FEET! MYLES CLEARLY TRYING AS HARD AS HE POSSIBLY CAN TO PERHAPS ESCAPE THIS SUBMISSION, AND- OH WAIT A SECOND! WHAT’S MYLES DOING HERE!? MYLES IS PULLING AHREN UP INTO A POWERBOMB POSITION, AND NOW HE JUST HIT AHREN WITH A TURNBUCKLE POWERBOMB! BOTH MEN ARE DOWN, BUT WHAT A SHOWING BY MYLES TONIGHT! Myles slowly backing up into his own corner and he looks at Lance Blackfyre who clearly is eager to get in on the action, AND FINALLY LANCE AND MYLES SHOW A SIGN OF TEAMWORK AS MYLES TAGS LANCE IN!
Candice Blair: It took them the entire match just to learn how to work as an actual team.
Eve: Well Myles especially already has enough tag team experience, but in a match like this there’s probably not much point in actually getting along with your partner, seeing as they’re all gonna be fighting each other soon.
Candice Blair: I guess you’re right. It’s still pretty odd to me though. Surely big bad Myles and Lance should be able to put their differences aside and destroy Jamie and Ahren. Maybe they’re just not what they hype themselves up to be.
Eve: Well, I don’t exactly have a response to that. Lance deadlifting Ahren up with one arm and he’s aiming for a chokeslam, BUT AHREN HITS A KICK TO LANCE’S MIDSECTION! LANCE LET GO, BUT THERE’S ANOTHER KICK NOW! LANCE IS BACKED INTO A CORNER, AND NOW AHREN IS STOMPING AWAY AT LANCE’S MIDSECTION! SURPRISINGLY LANCE IS THE ONE THAT LOOKS LIKE HE’S IN TROUBLE HERE! THIS MATCH MIGHT ACTUALLY GO IN THE FAVOR OF JAMIE AND AHREN!
Gavin Kirkland: LANCE SHOVES AHREN AWAY! LANCE CHARGING IN, OMEN OF DOOMSDAY! AHREN IS OUT! LANCE KNOWS HE’S GOT THE MATCH WON, AND NOW LANCE GOES FOR TBE COVER!
Gavin Kirkland: WOW! AHREN FOURNIER MANAGES TO GET THE SHOULDER UP THIS TIME! Lance looking over at the referee before looking back down at Ahren, and Lance thought that was it but clearly that’s not the case! Lance picking Ahren up now, and I’ve got to wonder what he’s thinking here!
Candice Blair: See I knew they weren’t gonna be able to get the job done. I have no reason to be scared of any of the people I’m facing at Road to Redemption, especially Lance, Ahren, and even Myles.
(Hearing the comment from the apron, Myles begins laughing to himself, which catches Candice’s attention.)
Candice Blair: What’s so funny?
Deadprez: Myles is walking over here, this can’t be good.
Myles (Off-Mic): You. You’re funny.
(Candice gets out of her seat and takes off her headset, standing face to face with Myles, who clearly looks unintimidated.)
Candice Blair (Off-Mic): I’m going to win the No Way Out Match.
Myles (Off-Mic): Pfft, yeah right.
Eve: MYLES JUST SHOVED CANDICE BACK DOWN INTO HER SEAT! CANDICE LOOKING BACK INTO THE RING AND HE HAS NO CLUE WHAT’S GOING ON, AND NOW CANDICE TAKES MYLES DOWN WITH A TAKEDOWN!
Gavin Kirkland: MYLES AND CANDICE ARE HAVING A BRAWL RIGHT IN FRONT OF US, MEANWHILE LOOK! LANCE HAD BEEN TRYING TO SET UP FOR THE FEARS ORIGIN, BUT AHREN HAS MANAGED TO COUNTER IT! STAR STRUCK! AHREN HIT THE SUPERKICK TO THE BAD SHIN, BEFORE HITTING A SUPERKICK TO THE FACE, BUT LANCE ISN’T DOWN YET! THE REFEREE IS CLEARLY TOO FOCUSED ON THE MATCH TO NOTICE, BUT IT LOOKS LIKE MYLES AND CANDICE ARE BEGINNING TO FIGHT UP THE RAMP! AHREN NOW RUNNING THE ROPES, AND HE HITS LANCE WITH THE STORYBOOK ENDING!!!
Deadprez: AHREN NOW PULLING LANCE TOWARDS HIS CORNER WITH ALL HIS MIGHT, AND THERE’S THE TAG TO JAMIE! JAMIE O’HARA NOW CLIMBING UP TO THE TOP ROPE, AND THERE IT IS! THE GENKI CANNON, RIGHT TO THE BACK OF LANCE’S HEAD AS IT LOOKED LIKE HE WAS STARTING TO GET UP ONCE AGAIN! JAMIE NOW WITH THE COVER, AND AHREN IS HELPING WITH THE PIN! THIS MAY BE IT, MYLES IS CLEARLY NO LONGER CONCERNED WITH THIS MATCH!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Gina Romano: Here are your winners…. THE TEAM OF AHREEEENNN FOOUUURRRNIIERR, AND JAAAAMMIIIIIEEE OOOO’HAAAAAARRRAAAAA!!!
Deadprez: That was an amazing match and all, but quick question. Where did Myles and Candice go?
Eve: Oh dear, it looks like they’ve made their way to the back, are they still fighting?
Deadprez: Surely this can’t be good. Well, as for the match I don’t really know what to say. All four competitors more than demonstrated what they can do leading up to Odyssey, but clearly tensions are higher than ever. Myles and Candice are probably going to be the two to watch out for after this. There’s no doubt that they both want to be the ones to win this match, even if it’s for entirely different reasons.
Eve: Yeah, and as for the three in the ring, Jamie and Ahren’s talent is self explanatory. We all know what these two can do, but even then they had a tough time taking down Lance. I’m excited for this No Way Out match. These guys are gonna give it their all.
Gavin Kirkland: Of course she ran away… Why did she have to run away..?
Eve: Are you talking about Candice?
Gavin Kirkland: Who else would I be talking about?
(‘Ultimate Battle’ hits as Eve facepalms at the commentary table. Jamie O’Hara and Ahren Fournier both get to their feet, and allow their hands to be raised by the referee. There’s a bit of tension there between the two knowing they have to face off soon, but they are able to brush it off just for now, celebrating their victory with Ahren Fournier having a big grin on his face, as Lance Blackfyre rolls out of the ring and it pans to backstage.)
(The scene pans to Harlow Reichert stretching for her big match against Answers World Champion, Mr. DEDEDE. Finally, Harlow gets her match against DEDEDE, but she can’t help, but feel a bit nervous about the match. There’s no knowing what DEDEDE is capable of. This is the same man that basically killed Cameron Ella Ava in order to win the Answers World Championship. There’s no knowing what he could do to Harlow. DEDEDE didn’t hold back with his promo earlier this week, so there’s no imagining what he’d do in the ring.)
???: There’s a lot on your mind, Lo.
(Xavier Williams walks into the camera shot, making Harlow Reichert stop stretching for the time being.)
Harlow Reichert: Well yeah, it’s DEDEDE. I know, I’ve been waiting for this match since November, but it’s actually here and I’m just trying to get my thoughts sorted out because I don’t want any of that holding me back in this match up.
Xavier Williams: You can’t let DEDEDE get underneath your skin, Lo. That’s how he operates, especially with the women in this company. That’s why he talked about me during his promo earlier this week because he knows that’s what’s going to get your rallied up.
Harlow Reichert: I sense that from a mile away, Xav, but DEDEDE proved that he was nothing more than a colossal piece of shit. I’m aware that I could have mentioned his little sex minion that has an awful case of Stockholm Syndrome, but —
Xavier Williams: But, you wanted to be the bigger person and that’s commendable. You didn’t need to go there and I couldn’t be proud of you for taking the high road. Going into the match with DEDEDE, you are going to need to do that. I know how DEDEDE operates and despite this being a different version of DEDEDE, he will not stop with trying to play as many mind games as possible. In these matches, you need to keep a calm head, Lo. That’s all you can do with DEDEDE. The moment that you show some emotion, he will try to exploit it. You can’t let him do that. Just like you can’t find yourself doing that at Odyssey. Despite it being different scenarios and opponents, DEDEDE, Jake Smith and Alexis Chambers will do the same thing if you give them that opening.
Harlow Reichert: I’ve been preparing for this match against DEDEDE since November, Xav. Despite the nerves, I feel confident going into this match. Just like I’ll feel confident ending this entire ordeal with Jake Smith and Alexis Chambers. Jake Smith has been the bane of my existence for a majority of this season. It’s time for me to put those issues with him to bed. For this match, I just wanted to tell you this, I was wondering if I can go out by myself? :lupe:
Xavier Williams: I don’t see why not? I’m not the one with any issues with DEDEDE and I understand that this is an issue that needs to be resolved by you. I’m a little hesitant since Kassidy will most likely be out there, but I’m trying to have faith in you and that you can handle her by yourself. I’ve trained you well, Lo. This is the type of match that you’ve been waiting for. Now, it’s time for you to do the unthinkable and that’s defeat Mr. DEDEDE and prove that no one should be denying you as one of the best pure wrestlers in the world.
Harlow Reichert (with a smirk): One of the best pure wrestlers?
Xavier Williams: :mjgrin:
Harlow Reichert: Whatever, Xav. But, it’s time for me to put Mr. DEDEDE in his place.
Xavier Williams: Show him who’s boss, Lo.
(Harlow Reichert smiles as she hugs Xavier Williams before she walks to the ring. Xavier smiles as his student as it fades to black.)
(Final commercial break previewing this week’s Voltage.)
(Showdown returns from commercial break with Gina Romano in the middle of the ring.)
( DING! DING! DING! )
Gina Romano: The following contest is scheduled for ONE FALL and is our MAIN EVENT OF THE EVENING!!!!
( “Let It Go” by A$AP Ferg hits, and Mr. DEDEDE walks alongside his wife Kassidy Heart through the billowing smoke. The pair are both sporting their ring gear, with DDD wearing a self-commemorative #ThreeDecadesOneGawd t-shirt and proudly carrying his Answers World Championship over his shoulder. His dark shades hide the disdain on his face having been all but forced to compete in this match. )
Gina Romano: Introducing first, accompanied by the National Elite Champion Kassidy Heart! He hails from The Ryan Adams Estate in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, weighing in tonight at 230 POUNDS!!!! “THE PEOPLE’S CHAMPION” MMMISTEEEEEEEEERRRRRR DEEEEEEEEEEEEEE DEEEEEEEEEEEEEE DEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!
Eve: I love it 🙂 You can practically see the steam coming out of DDD’s nostrils! Imagine being so upset that you finally have to honor a long ignored commitment to give Harlow Reichert the match she finally deserves :wow:
Gavin Kirkland: Now wait a second Eve in The Gawd’s defense, which hopefully he can hear despite the blaring music, what makes Harlow deserving of a match against DDD anyway?! Sure she may have won the rights for an Answers World Title match at Reasonable Doubt, it’s not like DDD promised her a damned thing, it was all that incompetant old hag Jenny Punk’s doing!
Eve: DDD was a champion and as a champion he should have been willing to take on all deserving contenders, and Harlow EARNED and in my opinion is still owed an Answers World Title shot! She may not be getting that tonight, but thanks to Chris Elite, she’s at least getting her shot at retribution. This could end up becoming one of the opportunities in that young lady’s life, and there’s nothing DDD can do about it! HAA HAA!
( DDD is in the ring warming up for the upcoming match. Kassidy says a few words to him, offering her opinion for how his strategy should go. )
( “Let It Go” is replaced with “Eye of the Tiger” by New Found Glory, and Harlow Reichert walks out to her spotlight on the stage with a face absolutely beaming with confidence. She is noticeably absent of Xavier Williams, willing take on this challenge by herself. )
Gina Romano: And his opponent… from Christchurch, New Zealand, weighing in at 157 POUNDS!!!! “THE ICE QUEEN” , HARLOOOOOOOOOOWWW RRRRREICHEEEEEEEEEEEEEERTT!!!!
Deadprez: Not gonna lie I share in your opinion that Harlow truly does deserve this match, Eve. We haven’t seen Harlow getting in the spotlight too many times this season, and when she has, it was by bringing the spotlight to herself with her amazing consistency and resiliency. She has forced the people to take notice, really she has forced the hand of everybody from the EAW Universe all the way up to the top brass. I especially like seeing how she’s not at all deterred by the challenge of facing a guy like DDD. This girl is only 23 years old for cryin out loud! When I was trading World Titles with that man in the ring she was learning her ABCs!
Eve: To your point Deadprez, in order to make it to the very top of this business you almost have to learn to have nerves of steel. I use that term loosely because really it’s not exactly something that can be taught, even if your mentor is Xavier Williams, but we can see clearly that Harlow has earned her right to be as confident as she is.
( Harlow and DDD share the same ring set to compete for the first time. She removes her coat and her sunglasses, letting the reality sink in that she is competing in the main event of Showdown against DDD. As her music dies down, Gina Romano chimes in. )
Gina Romano: Ladies and Gentlemen I have just been informed, as decreed by the Gawd Contract of Chris Elite, this match must take place with NO ringside participants!
Mr. DEDEDE: WHAT?
Gina Romano: Therefore Kassidy Heart is now BANNED from ringside!
Kassidy Heart: EXCUSE ME?!
Gavin Kirkland: THAT’S NOT FAIR!
Eve: HOW ISN’T IT FAIR? It’s a one on one match with no interference, the better person is going to win! That’s exactly how it should be!
Gavin Kirkland: I mean it’s not fair to ME! How am I going to ice grill Kassidy’s luscious plump juicy peach when she’s backstage?! I need that tight hot young body in front of me at all tiemz!!!
Deadprez: Not to mention Kassidy took the first flight out of Wyoming last night just to end up ejected from ringside. If I’m Kassidy I would hate Chris more than I assume she already does now.
( Kassidy Heart, despite being the Chairman’s wife, is no match for the gravitational pull to the backstage area that all are subject to courtesy of ringside ejection. Kass continues to walk backstage and protest Chris’ decision. An apoplectic DDD shakes his head, and Harlow waves The Mauler goodbye before turning her sights back on her opponent. )
( DING! DING! DING! )
Eve: Mr. DEDEDE and Harlow Reichert for the first time ever are set to compete and there is no better place than for the main event of Showdown – a mere six days before our final Showdown exclusive FPV of the season, Odyssey, takes place. There’s no need to spell out for everybody the kind of mental advantage it would be for Harlow to knock off the Greatest of All Time before competing alongside another legend in his own right in a tornado tag contest this upcoming weekend.
Deadprez: DEDEDE and Harlow are circling the ring, doing all the algebra and solving all the equations in their head. Take their personalities aside and you got, in my mind, two ‘aliens’ in this game who operate at twice the mental capacity of most of their opponents and seem to move like they’re two seconds in the future. This shit is gonna be a –
Gavin Kirkland: WHAT THE?
( DDD slaps the referee. )
Referee: :dahell: !!!!!
Eve: :skip: !!!!!
Harlow: :skip: !!!!!
Mr. DEDEDE: :mjgrin: !!!!!
Referee: WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU?!
Mr. DEDEDE: :krabs: !!!!
Eve: Oh God. Don’t tell me.
Harlow: For fucks sakes.
Referee: DO YOU REALIZE WHAT YOU’VE JUST DONE?!
Mr. DEDEDE: I think.
Referee: YOU JUST ASSAULTED AN OFFICIAL DURING A MATCH FOR CRYING OUT LOUD! WHAT IS YOUR PROBLEM HUH?! DO YOU HAVE ANYTHING TO SAY FOR YOURSELF?!
Mr. DEDEDE: You’re right. I realize the error of my ways and I’m sorry.
Referee: GET THAT STUPID SMIRK OFF OF YOUR FACE! DO YOU THINK BECAUSE YOU’RE THE CHAIRMAN THAT YOU GET TO BE ABOVE THE RULES?! IN THIS RING THEY APPLY TO YOU LIKE THEY WOULD ANYBODY ELSE!
Mr. DEDEDE: You know what, that’s completely fair.
Referee: 13 YEARS DDD, I’VE BEEN A VETERAN OFFICIAL FOR THIS COMPANY FOR 13 YEARS! I AM THE AUTHORITY IN THIS RING! ALL YOU HAD TO DO WAS WRESTLE A CLEAN MATCH, AND YOU RUINED IT!
Mr. DEDEDE: So what are you going to do about it? :smugcena:
Referee: (Scoff) WHAT AM I GONNA DO ABOUT IT? WHAT AM I GONNA DO ABOUT IT??? I’LL TELL YOU WHAT I’M GONNA DO ABOUT IT – YOU JUST COST YOURSELF THIS MATCH MISTER!
Eve, Harlow and Deadprez: :wtf: !!!!!!!
Mr. DEDEDE: No, please 🥺 oh no!
( The referee goes to call for the bell, but Harlow rushes up and pleads with him to change his mind. The referee has tunnel vision and is refusing to listen to what Harlow has to say. However he turns to DDD and notices him concealing his laughter, and comes to an awakening of the stunt DDD was trying to pull. )
Referee: On second thought… the match says! THIS MATCH WILL CONTINUE!
Mr. DEDEDE: :wtf:
Eve: THANK GOD!
Gavin Kirkland: Boy that ref really needs to take a chill pill. Maybe The Gawd was only trying to give his face a hi-five.
Eve: Thank you to the official for seeing through DDDs crap and not giving him what he wanted! And Harlow is wasting no time with it now, going right after him with a flurry of forearms flattening the face of the Answers World Champion, the so-called “People’s Champion” who didn’t even so much as want to give the people what they’ve clamored for – a 1 on 1 match against Harlow! Harlow attempts an Irish whip only for DDD to counter it; DDD comes after her but Harlow stops the momentum with a baseball slide and hits a body-trip to the legs, followed by a DOUBLE FOOT STOMP right into the small of the back!
Deadprez: DDD rolls away quickly and finds some short term solace in one of the corners, and by short term I really only mean two seconds! Harlow comes right at him with a RUNNING EUROPEAN UPPERCUT! GETTING A LOTTA HEIGHT ON THAT! She sends him to the opposite turnbuckle and is right on his ass, this time with a BIG TIME CORNER FOREARM SMASH!!! SHE TAKES HIM OUTTA THE CORNER WITH A RUNNING FACEBREAKER – not so fast, DDD escapes her grip and tumbles through the ropes, bailing out to ringside right here in front of us.
Gavin Kirkland: The Chairman takes his time climbing back up to the apron, and you can tell it is wearing Harlow’s patience into dust. She wanted this opportunity, she had better be prepared for the aggravation that comes with being in the ring with a guy as cerebral as The People’s Champ. Don’t forget this is a guy who can go from playing cat & mouse to going full on Gawdzilla at a moment’s notice.
Eve: WOW some actual insightful observations out of you for once Gavin, I’m impressed. I concur, DDD is capable of playing whatever role is suited for his success. Harlow’s head has to remain on a perpetual swivel – even if there is no Kassidy at ringside to back him up.
Deadprez: DDD gets back in the ring and this time he is offering a collar and elbow tie up, willing to play into Harlow’s preferred style or at least he’s pretending that he is. Harlow motions with her hands to come closer, she is accepting his offer, and the two engage in a – not so fast! Harlow with a standing switch followed by a roll up! DDD rolls through the pin attempt! LOW SUPERKICK FROM HARLOW!!! CAUGHT UNDER DDDS ARM!!! DDD quickly stands up, WINDMILL KICK FROM HARLOW! DDD CATCHES THE OTHER LEG UNDER HIS OTHER ARM BUT HARLOW TURNS IT INTO A WHEELBARROW FORWARD ROLL TO BRING DDD TO THE MAT! DDD sits up, Harlow rolls backwards up to her feet and CLOCKS HIM WITH A RUNNING LOW DROPKICK TO THE BACK OF THE HEAD!
Eve: She waits for DDD to rise up using the ropes, analyzing the environment and picking her spot. Once DDD is standing, support from the ropes and all, Harlow delivers a SPRINGBOARD BACK ELBOW FROM THE PERPENDICULAR SET OF RING ROPES!!! AND THAT SENDS DDD CRASHING THROUGH THE ROPES HE’S USING FOR SUPPORT AND LANDING RIGHT ON THE APRON! Harlow hastily rolls out to the apron and is backed away far on the other side of it, locked in on the opportunity. DDD sits up and HARLOW STORMS AT HIM WITH AN SOCCER KICK RIGHT ON THE APRON!!! DDD ROLLS BACK INTO THE RING AND HARLOW FOLLOWS HIM IN WITH A COVER!
Ref: OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONEEE!!! TWWWWWWWW
Gavin Kirkland: The Gawd kicks out! I’ll give Harlow credit, she’s trying to control the pace of this match so far and I suppose she isn’t doing a terrible job. Still gonna take a lot more to break down our Gawd and I hope she’s got the stamina for that – I like a woman with STAMINA
Deadprez: Harlow is helping The Champ up from the mat, and she’s just hammering away with some stiff, and I mean stiff knife edge strikes to the chest! Lighting that boy UP! There’s a shoot kick to the hamstring to cut him down a slight bit, now she’s hooking that arm, going for possibly a vertical suplex, but DDD is holding his ground this time around, and he actually ends up overpowering her with a vertical suplex of his own! Harlow has a lotta techniques that involve throwing her opponents around, but she is in the ring with a man with a significant height and weight advantage.
Eve: Not something she’s new to but to add to your point, if anyone knows how to throw their frame around, its DDD. Some of the things he can do at his height are quite frankly unprecedented. The two recover at the same time and DDD takes Harlow back down with a jumping shoulder block! Scramble back to her feet! Another jumping shoulder block! Harlow recovers! DDD looks like he wants a running lariat, but Harlow ducks under that and catches him from behind with a hold of the waist! Snap German Suplex! Not yet DDD leg trips her to the mat, catches her left arm between his legs! BUT REICHERT HAS GOT THE INFINITI LOCK WELL SCOUTED, SHE ROTATES HER BODY AT A 180 DEGREE ANGLE AND ENSURES THAT HER FEET ARE PROPPED UP ON THE BOTTOM ROPE!
Deadprez: Smart move. You got to know your proximity to those ropes at all times, it can bail you out from catastrophe when you least expect it.
Gavin Kirkland: DDD drags Harlow away from the ropes with a fist full of her hair, the ref isn’t happy with that but Harlow is firing back with a couple of clubbing strikes to the body. DDD responds with a knee to the tummy!
Mr. DEDEDE: Don’t lose your lunch you fat bitch.
Gavin Kirkland: ANOTHER KNEE TO THE MIDSECTION FROM DDD! NOW A DOUBLE UNDERHOOK! LOOKING FOR THE MK DRIVER!!!! Harlow slips free from the lifting double underhook brainbuster! Snatches the leg! DRAGON SCREW LEG WHIP ON DDD!!! No! DDD YANKS THE LEG AWAY AND CATCHES HER WITH A REVERSE ROUNDHOUSE! Catching her right across her jaw; and now he stops Harlow from falling to the mat, performs a fake Irish whip before reeling her back into a JUMPING REVERSE STO! AND NOW A TRANSITION INTO THE KOJI CLUTCH! AND THIS TIME DDD MADE SURE THAT THERE’S NO, WHAT WAS THAT BIG WORD YOU USED EARLIER DEADPREZ? PROXIMITY! YEAH, NAH, THE ONLY THING SHE HAS ANY PROXIMITY TO NOW IS A BIG FAT L!
Eve: Well Harlow Reichert hasn’t given up yet! The ref is watching closely to ensure that both of DDD’s shoulders aren’t on the mat, because his right certainly is! Harlow’s giving it everything she’s got to get the champion off of her shoulders, but that calf is being driven directly into her throat! DDD screaming at Harlow and telling her to QUIT, telling her to GIVE UP, words that are no doubt grating against her ears – yet HARLOW USES THOSE LONG LEGS TO ROLL DDD ONTO HIS SHOULDERS!!!
Gavin Kirkland: JUST FOR DDD TO ROLL RIGHT THROUGH AND TRANSITION INTO THE INFINITI LOCK!!!
Eve: BARREL ROLL EVASION BY HARLOW TO END UP ON TOP OF DDD, AND COUNTER WITH “GREAT EXPECTATIONS”!!! PHENOMENAL AWARENESS AND QUICKNESS FROM THE FORMER PURE CHAMPION, SHOWING YOU EXACTLY WHY SHE MADE IT TO THAT LEVEL IN THE FIRST PLACE!!!
Deadprez: DDD NOW HAS TO RELY ON HIS POWER, USE HIS SHEER BRUTE FORCE, AND MUSCLE HIS WAY OUT OF THAT PREDICAMENT. IT LOOKS LIKE HE DOES, HE MANAGES TO OVERPOWER HARLOW, SPIN ONTO HIS BACK AND ROLL HARLOW UP TO HER SHOULDERS WITH A SEATED BACKSLIDE PIN!
Ref: OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONEEE!!! TTTTTTTT-
Gavin Kirkland: Kick out by Harlow! The two scramble up, Harlow is actually quicker to the draw, and HARLOW CATCHES DDD WITH A PUNT KICK TO THE FACE WHILE HE’S DOUBLED OVER! DDD REFLEXIVELY FIRES BACK WITH A JUMPING CORKSCREW EUROPEAN UPPERCUT!!! DESPERATION RETORT FROM THE GAWD THAT MIGHT JUST PUT REICHERT AWAY, HOOK OF THE LEG!
Ref: OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONEEE!!! TWWWWWWWWWWWO-
Deadprez: Harlow with the shoulder up! DDD gets up to one knee and you can see the much more tense look about him. DDD takes Harlow up by the neck and does a one handed BEAL over the ropes to send Reichert plummeting down to the ringside floor, rough landing. This is when being in the ring with DDD becomes dangerous. You can feel the mood switch, shit is palpable to everyone in the arena whether it’s a closed set or a sold out stadium, and Harlow had better know what to do when that happens. DDD rolls out of the ring at a snail’s pace muttering some pretty harsh things about Harlow under his breath, just enough for Harlow to already be back on her feet – so that DDD can sink his shoulders into her midsection and drive her with his full force SPINE FIRST into that barricade! Backs her away, sinks his shoulders again, and sends her with ANOTHER DRIVE! Harlow lets out an exasperated grunt, which’ll tell you exactly how hard she was sent into that barrier. DDD now decides to send her RIBS FIRST against the damn ring apron!!! Follows up with a STIFF RIGHT HAND, to knock Harlow back to the ground!
Gavin Kirkland: You won’t see THAT in your PURE matches, Harlow!
Ref: Let’s take this back into the ring DDD!
Eve: DDD again rips Harlow up from the floor by the roots of her hair, and presses the side of her head against the sharp part of the apron. Again spewing disgusting bile that I won’t even repeat, and he’s DRIVING HER TEMPLE-FIRST INTO THE APRON, PROMPTING YELLS OF AGONY FROM REICHERT! DDD combs Harlow’s hair out of her face, wedges her head against the apron and BRINGS DOWN AN ELBOW AGAINST HER TEMPLE! Harlow drops down to her bottom, and DDD takes Harlow by the wrist to slowly hoist her up and send her running KIDNEYS FIRST ACROSS RINGSIDE, INTO THE BARRICADE!
Gavin Kirkland: RRRRRRRRRRRAPTURRRRRRRRRRRRE!!!! RUNNING HELLUVA KICK SENDS HARLOW FLYING OVER THE ‘CADE AND INTO THE EMPTY CHAIRS OF THE AUDIENCE SECTION!!! DEDEDE dusts his hands off and casually strolls back into the ring. He asks the referee if he plans on counting any time soon. The man has got a point! Do your job Mr. “13 year vet!”
Gavin Kirkland: Reichert is clearly in a bad way, she just took one of DDD’s most brutal strikes and she’s a long ways away from getting back into the ring. DDD knows exactly how to put somebody’s willpower to the test, Harlow better not have expected a good clean fight because when you’re in the ring against DDD you’re almost never in one. All the world’s a battlefield for someone like him, which is why he’s such a winner!
Eve: Harlow has used the chairs to pull herself up from the concrete floor, and she’s laying on her side against the empty chairs wiping blood from her nose after having a ferocious boot sent straight against it.
Ref: 6!!!! 7!!!!
Eve: DDD continues to talk heaps of trash, Harlow finally manages to climb over the barricade, but she stumbles to all fours at ringside.
Ref: 8!!!! 9!!!!
Deadprez: SAFE! HARLOW WITH A MAD DASH SLIDES INTO THE RING! BUT DDD COMES DOWN ON HER HARD WITH A FLURRY OF ELBOW STRIKES OVER THE HEAD! NOT EVEN GIVING HER ROOM TO BREATHE HERE, and now DDD uses the ropes to aid in a sequence of stomps…. before pressing both of his heels right into Harlow’s ribs, again, with the assistance of the ropes!
Ref: 1!!! 2!! 3!! 4!! That’s enough DDD!!!
Deadprez: DDD ignores the referee’s count, he made it perfectly clear that he doesn’t care if he gets disqualified AT ALL. The official pulls DDD away from the ropes and off of Harlow, and DDD goes right back at Harlow to pull her up from the mat and send her into the ropes. Harlow rebounds back into DDD’s arms and he drops her with a scoop slam! LIGHTNING QUICK REBOUND OFF THE ROPES! CORKSCREW ELBOW DROP RIGHT INTO THE HEART! And a hook of both legs!
Ref: OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
Eve: Kick out by Reichert! DDD not phased, knowing after sending an elbow throw Harlow’s chest that he’s in the driver’s seat. He picks Harlow up from the mat and brings her onto a shoulder to set his sights for one of the turnbuckles! DDD THINKING A LAWN DART THROW TO SPIKE HARLOW’S HEAD INTO THE CORNER!!! Reichert manages to escape at the last second and land on her feet from behind him! SNAP GERMAN SUPLEX!!! STANDING SWITCH COUNTER FROM DDD! ROLLING BACKFIST! HARLOW DUCKS IT, AMAZING NORTHERN LIGHTS SUPLEX FROM HARLOW! SHE TOOK THE CHAMP RIGHT OFF OF HIS FEET, AND HARLOW CONTINUES TO ROLL THROUGH AND SEND BOTH KNEES INTO DDD’S FACE VIA A METEORA!
Deadprez: Harlow with a nice surge showing off her resilience and her ability to pull from deep inside of herself to get herself out of those proverbial valleys. Harlow is taking some time to recover, DDD appears to have beaten her to a vertical base, but Harlow makes sure to come right after him with a flurry of European uppercuts on DDD in the corner! Unloading with them unrelenting blows! BUT DDD MANAGES TO SINK HIS HEAD DOWN AND POP HARLOW UP, AND FLAPJACK HER FACE FIRST AGAINST THE RINGPOST!!! HARLOW FLOPS DOWN TO THE MAT HARD, HER BRAIN JUST WENT BOUNCING OFF OF THAT STEEL, SHE COULD HAVE GOTTEN A CONCUSSION OFF OF THAT ONE!
Gavin Kirkland: And The Gawd steps out to the apron to scale that very same turnbuckle! You can almost visibly see the lightbulb going off in his head, the opportunity to put this match away is becoming as clear as day! DDD stands all the way at the top turnbuckle, HE’S READY TO TAKE FLIGHT!!! THAT’S GAWD!!!!! CORKSCREW NORTH STAR!!!!!
Eve: CORKSCREW SHOOTING STAR PRESS – HITS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING! HARLOW AT THE VERY LAST SPLIT SECOND MANAGES TO MOVE OUT OF THE WAY! WE HAVEN’T SEEN DDD GO FOR THE CORKSCREW SSP IN A WHILE, BUT HARLOW IS ENOUGH OF A STUDENT OF THE GAME TO EXPECT SOMETHING LIKE THAT OUT OF HIS BAG OF TRICKS! DDD is scrambling, scratching and clawing up to his feet. Harlow uses the ropes with one hand while favoring the area of her head that just went crashing into steel with the other, she’s dazed but she sure as hell isn’t down!
Deadprez: APPARENTLY NOT BY A LONGSHOT! HARLOW COMES AT DDD!
Eve: LES MISERABLES!!!! FLYING KNEE CATCHES DDD RIGHT UNDER THE JAW! AND HARLOW, RUNNING ON FUMES, DROPS OVER DDD FOR THE COVER!
Ref: OOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!
Gavin Kirkland: KICKOUT BY DDD!!! Harlow didn’t get to go for that judo throw that usually follows ‘Les Mis’, but it’s a lot better than where she was a few minutes ago! Harlow eventually gathers herself and waits for DDD to come to, laser focused on the opportunity that’s arisen for her. DDD is – is trying to use the official to help drag himself back up, he’s got a hand on the referee’s pant leg and eventually he’s up! HARLOW COMES RIGHT AFTER DDD AGAIN!!! LES MISERABLES AGAIN!!!!
Deadprez: DDD YANKS THE REFEREE IN HIS WAY! HARLOW TAKES THE OFFICIAL OUT BY MISTAKE!! DDD TURNS HER AROUND! GRAND SLAM!!!!!!!!
Eve: JUDO THROW COUNTER!!! DDD DARTS UP FROM THE MAT, HARLOW SPRINGBOARDS OFF THE ROPES FOR ANOTHER SPRINGBOARD BACK ELBOW! CAUGHT BY DDD! DDD CATCHES HER IN A FULL NELSON, TURNS AND TWISTS THAT DOUBLE UNDERHOOK, NOW LOOKING FOR THE MK DRIVER AGAIN! THAT WAS AN INCREDIBLE COUNTER FROM THE CHAMPION, BUT HARLOW IS REFUSING TO GO DOWN, SHE’S GOING FOR A GRAPEVINE LEG TRIP TO BRING DDD TO THE MAT
Deadprez: But DDD is centering his gravity and he is refusing to go down!
( DDD pulls down one of his knee pads as quickly as possible before Harlow can take him down )
Gavin Kirkland: SWEET LORD, CRANIUM CRACKING KNEE SHOTS AGAINST HARLOW’S TEMPLES, AND INTO HER SKULL! DDD UNLOADING THESE UNMERCIFUL KNEE STRIKES INTO THE SKULL, HARLOW HAS ALREADY TAKEN SO MANY UGLY NASTY SHOTS TO THE HEAD IN THIS MATCH! A THIRD KNEE! FOURTH! FIFTH! SIX EXPOSED KNEE STRIKES….. AND NOW THE GAWD MUSCLES UP THE NEARLY OUT-OF-IT HARLOW WITH THAT UNDERHOOK AGAIN!!! MK DRIVER!!!!
( The lights go out. )
Eve: What’s the deal?!
Gavin Kirkland: Did New Jersey cut our power off?! Is EAW an unessential business now?!
Deadprez: Something tells me New Jersey ain’t got nothing to do with this.
( BANG!!!! )
( The lights return, and Chris Elite is now standing over Mr. DEDEDE after delivering a Box Office Smash in the dark. )
Gavin Kirkland: CHRIS ELITE?!
Deadprez: CHRIS ELITE IS IN THE BUILDING, AND HE HAS JUST PUT DDD’S LIGHTS OUT IN MORE THAN ONE WAY!
Chris Elite: You thought shit was really gonna go your way :skip: Not tonight B. Not tonight!
Deadprez: AND KASSIDY HEART COMES BOLTING DOWN THE RAMP AND INTO THE RING! CHRIS ELITE IS HIGHTAILING IT OUT OF HERE, BUT THE MAULER IS ON HIS ASS! CHRIS IS HEADING FOR THE HILLS, HOPPING THE BARRICADE AND RUNNING UP THE FIRST FLIGHT OF STAIRS HE CAN FIND, BUT KASSIDY HOPS THE BARRICADE AND IS CLOSING IN ON HIM! CHRIS CLIMBS UP ONE OF THE PLATFORM STRUCTURES, AND QUICKLY SPRINTS THROUGH THE EXIT DOORS, LEAVING KASSIDY IN HIS DUST!
Eve: BUT IN THE RING HARLOW CATCHES DDD WITH ANOTHER LES MISERABLES!!!! HOOK OF THE LEG, KASSIDY HAS JUST CAUGHT WIND OF WHAT’S GOING ON!
Gavin Kirkland: QUICK KASSIDY SAVE THE GAWD!
Eve: THE OFFICIAL IS BARELY AWAKE, BUT HE SPOTS HARLOW LAYING OVER DDD!
Ref: (slowly) OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!!!
( Kassidy runs down the flight of steps, and jumps over a row of chairs to enter the ringside seating area. )
Ref: (slowly) TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!
( Kassidy jumps over the barricade and slides into the ring. )
( DING! DING! DING! )
( Harlow immediately exits the ring before Kassidy can get her hands on her, and “Eye Of The Tiger” hits over the PA system )
Eve: SHE DID IT!!!
Gina Romano: HERE IS YOUR WINNER… HAAAAAAAARRRLLOOOOOOOOOOOW RRREIIICHEEEEEEEEEEEEEERTTT!!!
Deadprez: HARLOW NABS THE PRIME TIME VICTORY, TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THE OPENING!
Eve: I DON’T THINK HARLOW HAS A CLEAR CONCEPT OF WHAT EXACTLY WENT DOWN, HER EYES ARE VERY MUCH GLAZED OVER, BUT SHE’S AWARE ENOUGH TO KNOW THAT SHE’S WON! HARLOW REICHERT HAS BEATEN MR. DEDEDE!
Gavin Kirkland: And Kassidy is PISSED about it! Can you blame her? Her husband was screwed!!! Our People’s Champion was screwed by that bald little traitorous bastard Chris Elite!
Deadprez: You weren’t calling him a bald little bastard last week when you were smooching his booty! Let’s call a spade a spade here, Chris Elite got the absolute better of DDD and there was nothing, not even in his executive powers, that he could do to stop it!
( Harlow is continuing her celebration in the ramp, and Kassidy can only offer the evil eye in her direction while remaining at the aid of her man. )
Eve: Harlow’s probably not going to like the exact replay of what went down, you can already tell she’s suspicious of what happened although it wouldn’t shock me if she’s running on autopilot judging by the glazed over look in her eyes – but soak it in Harlow because a win is a win! You got the retribution you deserved! For Deadprez and Gavin Kirkland, Eve here signing off, we’ll see you all at ODYSSEY!
( Harlow’s music continues to blare and the official raises her arm on the ramp before going back to icing his own head. The screen fades to black. )
( EAW logo buzzes )