(EAW intro plays.)
(PREVIOUSLY ON SHOWDOWN…)
(RECAP: It begins with Jamie O’Hara giving a medical update on Cameron Ella Ava. He states that Cameron’s wrestling career is over and that’s because of Mr. DEDEDE. He points out that Cameron is six weeks pregnant and vows that he has 62 days in order to make his match against Mr. DEDEDE a reality.)
(RECAP: Xander Payne cuts a promo about how Grand Rampage should have been his night. He calls out Kassidy Heart, who he blames for the match not going his way. Instead of Kassidy, Impact comes out instead. The two men go back-and-forth with each other before Xander challenges Impact to a match at Odyssey. Impact seems to deny the challenge and goes to exit the ring before connecting with an Evisceration on Xander before accepting his match.)
(RECAP: We see highlights of Xavier Williams taking on Lucas Johnson before Xavier nails Lucas with a Ashes of the Phoenix. It fast forwards to a backstage segment featuring Xavier and the PURE Champion, Jake Smith, where he unintentionally suggests a match between him and Xavier for next week.)
(RECAP: Candice Blair takes on Harper Lee as highlights of the competitive bout is seen. It forwards towards the end of the match where Harper is close to putting away Candice. Veena Adams delivers the Skull Fracture on Harper before attacking her. After, Veena gets a mic and announces that her versus Harper will be for Odyssey.)
(RECAP: It goes to the colorful segment with the newly crowned Answers World Champion, Mr. DEDEDE dancing on the graves of his enemies like Xander Payne, Jamie O’Hara and Cameron Ella Ava. A ton of events happened in this segment just like the return of Cameron’s estranged father, Henrique Fernandez and Mr. PEPEPE making a cameo before being kicked in the nuts by Kassidy Heart. It goes forward to Shaker Jones interrupting the whole thing and challenging DEDEDE to a match for the Answers World Championship. Highlights of the match are seen before Shaker is backed against the corner by Kassidy. As she loses grip, Ryan Wilson comes out and connects with a helluva kick on Shaker before exposing his ref shirt. DEDEDE picks up Shaker with an MK Driver and gets the win. The last shot is of all of them celebrating the victory and Ryan shouting: “ALL HAIL THE PEOPLE’S CHAMPION!” The recap ends.)
(The scene fades into Interim General Manager Ryan Wilson looking directly to the camera and into the viewers at home. If there was a perfect opportunity to add boos, it would be here right now. Ryan has a grin on his face, looking all corporate and what not.)
Ryan Wilson: EAW Universe, it’s your General Manager Ryan Wilson here! Thank you to those that turned into Showdown last week. We learned a lot of fantastic news such as Jamie O’Hara expecting his first child with wife Cameron Ella Ava, whose wrestling career is over. We saw plenty of returns such as from the lovely Veena Adams and Henrique Fernandez. We saw men like Myles and Xavier Williams win their first matches back from hiatus. Last week, we saw three different matches being announced for Odyssey — Xander Payne vs. Impact; Veena Adams vs. Harper Lee and Minerva taking on Kasey Kaos with the Universal Women’s Championship on the line. The Answers World Championship and PURE Championship will be defended at Odyssey, but Odyssey will also mark the return of the match that we haven’t seen in some time now.
Ryan Wilson: The No Way Out Match. For those that may not be familiar with the No Way Out Match, six competitors will be featured in the match. Two Elitists will start off the match. The four other Elitists will be locked into these prison-like cells and elevated to the top corners of the structure when this match begins. Every five minutes, a new Elitist will descend and join the match. Once all competitors have joined the match, the first Elitist to get a pinfall or submission will be the number one contender for the Answers World Championship at Pain for Pride!
Ryan Wilson: This match will be a huge determining factor on the Showdown brand’s main event of Pain for Pride! Right now, I can tell you the first two competitors in the match. These two men won their matches last week. The first man to be given this spot is the returning Myles! I think that it will present him a unique opportunity to make a huge statement for his return and headlining Pain for Pride could be that! The second man to be given a spot in the No Way Out Match is one that I never thought I would consider, but his performance at Grand Rampage and his victory over Lance Blackfyre last week made me decide to add The Ring Master into the match! It was one of those things where I needed to put my personal dislikement of The Ring Master to the side in order to think about what could be best for Showdown. With two of the competitors announced for the match, four spots remain. I will be keeping my eyes on this entire show, seeing what impresses me around and hoping to add more people in this match. So, it would be best that people step the fuck up and impress me! Now, I’m not going to hold this show back anymore! Let the show begin!
(The scene fades into the empty EAW Performance Center in Newark, New Jersey! It slowly goes to Gavin Kirkland, Eve and Deadprez in the commentary booth. Once again, all of them are wearing face masks and gloves and looking at the camera.)
Eve: Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to another installment of Saturday Night Showdown! Last week was an action packed show! Just like you heard from Interim General Manager, Ryan Wilson, THREE matches are already announced for Odyssey and now, we hear about the return of the No Way Out Match! Myles and The Ring Master are the first two competitors in the match!
Deadprez: Just like Ryan Wilson said, the No Way Out Match will be a huge determining factor for our main event at Pain for Pride! But, what was the show last week? Ryan gave us a recap already, but it got me excited for tonight! In our main event “The Ace” himself, Jamie O’Hara will return to the ring as he faces “The Head Detective” Shaker Jones!
Gavin Kirkland: Not only that, but we will see PURE Champion, Jake Smith in action as he takes on Xavier Williams! With Alexis Chambers in Jake’s corner, she could shift this match in Jake’s favor. :lupe:
Eve: Our Universal Women’s Champion, Minerva is in action as she takes on one-half of the 420s, Bronson Daniels!
Gavin Kirkland: Right now, we open the show with Queen V’s Showdown debut! Take it away, Gina! :blessed: :blessed: :blessed:
(“Five Nights at Freddy’s” by the Living Tombstone plays through the speakers as TNT comes out from the back and looks towards the empty EAW Performance Center. TNT looks pretty confident going into this match as he makes his way to the ring.)
Gina Romano: THE FOLLOWING MATCH IS SCHEDULED FOR ONE FALL!!!! INTRODUCING FIRST…FROM BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA…WEIGHING IN 136 POUNDS…TTTTTTTTTTNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNTTTTTTTTTTTTTT!!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: TNT managed to get his big break on the go home show before Grand Rampagae. He was part of the winning team with Shaker Jones, who pinned the current Answers World Champion, Mr. DEDEDE!
Eve: Now, TNT has to face another Adams! It’s been quite some time since we saw Veena Adams in a wrestling match, but she claims that she’s been training and learning, so it should be interesting to see how she does against TNT!
Deadprez: TNT has lost more matches than he has won, but Veena’s kinda on the same boat as him. Something’s gotta change here.
(“ME!” by Taylor Swift featuring Brendon Urie plays as Veena Adams comes out from the back. She doesn’t seem to be in a rush to get to the ring. She seems pretty confident as she looks around the empty Performance Center as well. She looks at TNT in the ring, almost like she’s disgusted before making her way to the ring.)
Gina Romano: INTRODUCING HIS OPPONENT…FROM GREENWICH, CONNECTICUT… SHE IS “THE VANILLA GODDESS”…VEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEENNNNNNNNNNNNNNAAAAAAAAAAAA AAAAADDDDDDAAAAAAAAAMMMMMMMSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: Veena. 🤤🤤🤤
Eve: It’s about time that Veena Adams debuted on Showdown. It was at Under Siege that Veena announced that she was a part of the Showdown roster! It wasn’t until three weeks before Grand Rampage where Harper Lee threw out the challenge to face Veena found herself ducking Harper.
Deadprez: It wasn’t until last week where Veena made her return to Showdown attack Harper just before she was going to get the victory over Candice Blair. It was there where it was announced that Veena would take on Harper at Odyssey!
Eve: Veena will not be able to run and hide at Odyssey and I’ll be looking forward to that!
(DING! DING! DING!)
Gavin Kirkland: This is the Showdown debut that I have been waiting AGES for! Queen V versus TNT! There is a part of me that’s quite worried about her! TNT is the same man who took her uncle, Mr. DEDEDE to his limit! He was on the winning team that took down DEDEDE, Xander Payne and Cameron Ella Ava!
Eve: It’s been ages that we’ve seen Veena Adams inside the ring, but she’s been training! She’s been training for this moment! Veena is stepping up to TNT in the ring as he looks at her all mincing. Veena is looking at TNT down to up. It’s almost like she’s completely disgusted with looking at him!
Deadprez: VEENA ADAMS RAISES HER HAND TO SLAP TNT —
Gavin Kirkland: TNT MANAGES TO CATCH VEENA ADAMS’ HAND! TNT THROW VEENA BACK INTO A CORNER! BEFORE VEENA CAN GET OUT OF THE CORNER, TNT CONNECTS WITH A BODYSPLASH ON QUEEN V!!! Veena stumbles forward, but TNT manages to get her and connect with a sidewalk slam! TNT with the cover!
Veena Adams (off-mic): GET OFF OF ME, YOU UGLY PIECE OF SHIT!
Eve: Right as Veena Adams said that, she manages to push TNT off of her! So far, things are not looking good for her whatsoever! TNT manages to pick up ‘The Vanilla Goddess’ by her blonde hair before throwing her like a ragdoll across the ring! Veena is dizzy, but she manages to get to a vertical base before backing herself to a corner! TNT charges towards her, going for a running shoulder thrust, but Veena manages to jump over TNT before connecting with a sunset flip on him! Veena holds him there for the cover!
Deadprez: TNT manages to roll himself out of the way! Veena Adams gets to her feet and nails TNT with a knee strike to the skull! TNT goes down as Veena gets her knee and drives it against TNT’s skull! Some of the make up on TNT’s face is rubbing off, but it’s not stopping Veena one bit from knocking TNT down a peg or two! Veena thinks that TNT is above her and a waste of time, but that doesn’t mean that she’s not going to enjoy embarrassing the shit out of him!
Gavin Kirkland: Veena Adams gets TNT by the braids on his hair — SHE SMACKS THE SHIT OUTTA HIM!!! THIS SENDS TNT BACK AS VEENA IS LOOKING A BIT CONFIDENT AT THE MOMENT! BUT, TNT NAILS VEENA WITH A HEADBUTT THAT SENDS HER BACK A BIT! VEENA THROWS A PUNCH AT HIM, BUT TNT THROWS ANOTHER HEADBUTT TOWARDS HER, STAGGERING HER BACK AGAIN! TNT FOLLOWS THAT UP WITH A CLOTHESLINE!
Eve: TNT getting a bit of offense in this match up! This is the same man, who took Mr. DEDEDE to his limit on the build up to Grand Rampage! Now, it seems like he plans to get his second victory in EAW at the expense of his niece! TNT gets Veena up by her hair! She throws her against the ropes, but Veena manages to stop herself from rebounding as she kicks TNT away from her! But, TNT goes right after her and clotheslines her out of the ring!
Deadprez: NO! Veena Adams manages to catch herself on the apron! TNT goes to knock her off the apron, but Veena manages to stop him with a heel kick which staggers him back! Veena re-enters the ring befores topping TNT with a spear, a homage to her uncle Ryan! Veena begins to unload on a series of punches onto TNT! TNT is doing what he can to block these shots, but Veena is getting each one in! Maybe, all this training was for something! :wow:
Gavin Kirkland: Never underestimate the niece of Mr. DEDEDE, Deadprez! Veena Adams was trained by one of the best! Veena is going for the top rope! What move can we expect from her now?
Eve: Veena Adams situates herself on the top rope! Twisted Veena — a twisting moonsault on TNT!
Deadprez: NOBODY IS HOME! TNT MANAGES TO ROLL HIMSELF OUT OF THE WAY! HE MANAGES TO GET TO HIS FEET! HE TAKES A STEP BACK BEFORE STALKING VEENA ADAMS TO HER FEET! HE RUNS TOWARDS HER!
Gavin Kirkland: THE CURBSTOMP ON “THE VANILLA GODDESS!”
Eve: NO! VEENA MANAGES TO ROLL OUT OF THE MOVE! TNT STUMBLES FORWARD, BUT VEENA MANAGES TO NAIL HIM WITH A DARK TURN — SPINNING HEADLOCK ELBOW DROP ON TNT! VEENA HAS HER EYES ON THE TOP ROPE! IT SEEMS LIKE WE’RE GOING TO SEE HER HEAD TOWARDS THE TOP ROPE AGAIN! TNT IS DOWN! THERE IS NO STOPPING HIM AT THE MOMENT!
Deadprez: THE FATAL VOW — MOONSAULT DOUBLE FOOTSTOMP ON TNT! VEENA GOES FOR THE COVER!
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!
(DING! DING! DING!)
(“ME!” blasts through the speakers once again as Veena Adams get herself to her feet. She looks quite disgusted at a fallen TNT before standing in front of him and getting her hand raised by the official.)
Gina Romano: THE WINNER OF THIS MATCH… VEEEEEEEENNNNNNNNNNAAAAAAAAAAA AAAAADDDDDDDAAAAAAAAMMMMMMMSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: A wonderful Showdown debut for Veena Adams! I have been anticipating this moment since her debut at Under Siege and man was it worth it? :wow:
Eve: It was an impressive showing by Veena Adams, who wasn’t going to lose to TNT tonight. It sucks to be TNT. Someone who always gives it his all, but it wasn’t enough to keep up with Veena!
Deadprez: Could the result of the match be foreshadowing her match against Harper Lee at Odyssey? It’s something I want to know and we’ll see that in a few weeks, but congratulations to Veena on the successful debut match!
(The scene fades into Interim General Manager Ryan Wilson in the middle of a conversation with Lucas Johnson and Albert Hitchman. The two men seem really in tune with the conversation.)
Albert Hitchman: Things didn’t look good for Lucas last week, but I hope that it doesn’t make you think of him any differently, Mr. Wilson. I still believe that my client will be worthy to have by your side. You let someone like Xavier Williams have his victory, but I worry that with Xavier’s presence on Showdown, it puts him above all the other competition on Showdown. While there are those like Harlow Reichert, who are more than happy to see Xavier back on Showdown, I find it a bit of an inconvenience because if Xavier manages to defeat Jake Smith tonight, it could put him in line for a future PURE Championship opportunity —
Ryan Wilson: That’s part of the reason why I invited the two of you into my office. There’s no being around the bush with how I wanted to say this, but we need to get the PURE Championship off of Jake Smith.
(There is a hint of seriousness in Ryan Wilson’s voice as Lucas Johnson and Albert Hitchman look at each other with interest before looking back at Ryan. The three of them are on the exact same page and that’s amazing.)
Albert Hitchman: Couldn’t agree more, Mr. Wilson. Do you have any proposals on how to do the matter?
Ryan Wilson: Look, even with Xavier Williams’ return to Showdown, I do think it’s WAY too soon to see him be in contention for ANY championship, let alone the PURE Championship. I’m not going to let people who have been out of EAW for a few years, magically return and get a championship. That’s not how it works with MY vision of Showdown, gentlemen. I’ve been in your position before. I’ve been shafted to the side, so that some returning Elitist can get their moment in the sun, but that’s not happening on my watch.
(Ryan Wilson looks at Lucas Johnson.)
Ryan Wilson: Lucas, I know how much of a hard worker you are. Real recognizes real and there’s no denying that you’ve been working your ass off to get another championship opportunity. Despite losing to Xavier last week, it hasn’t made me think any less of you. I’ve lost to some main caliber talents in the past. The feeling sucks and I can relate to you, but I’m going to throw you a bone. You are one of the few talents that carries the Showdown flag. You’ve been loyal to this brand even before I was Showdown General Manager. With this new alliance, I am serious that this could be a beautiful alliance. Our beliefs line up with each other and that makes me more than happy to do this. At Odyssey, Jake Smith will be defending the PURE Championship against…LUCAS JOHNSON!
Lucas Johnson: That’s what I’m talking about! Someone that cares about his roster! Someone that is not going to cater to these returning Elitists! A real leader!
Ryan Wilson: Oh stop! You earned this opportunity, Lucas!
???: ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!?!?!
(Shane Gates walks into the camera shot with an annoyed look on his face. Angela Grant is next to her husband.)
Shane Gates: What did this bozo do to justify a shot at the PURE Championship?
Ryan Wilson: Hard work, dedication and loyalty, Shane. To be honest, I haven’t seen much of that from you.
Shane Gates: I don’t give a shit about this brand, but if there is anyone who has been busting their ass off this season despite the setbacks, it’s me. I could have quit when I wanted too, yet, I wasn’t like this one, who took their ball and went home after an ass beating by Xander Payne.
Lucas Johnson: You wanna go there, Shane? You’ll regret that real soon.
Shane Gates: Look at you. You think that just because you’re buddies at the right places that Ryan’s gonna protect you, huh? Nah, I don’t give a fuck if you’re friends with the INTERIM General Manager, I’ll still fuck you up — inside the ring or outside of the ring — it doesn’t fucking matter with me. I’ll take the both of you bozos on, if needed to be.
Ryan Wilson: That is not happening anytime soon, my friend. But, do you believe that you should get a crack at the PURE Championship?
Shane Gates: Despite losing to Myles, I put on an amazing performance. Just like with Lucas, I expect the same energy from me. Or are you just gonna play favorites? I thought you weren’t going to be biased, Ryan?
Ryan Wilson: I’m not, Shane, but you know what? I’ll throw a bone to you too. If you win your match next week, I’ll place you in the PURE Championship Match at Odyssey, making it a triple threat in the process.
Shane Gates: Fine, I’ll take that. Who am I facing?
(Ryan Wilson pats Lucas Johnson in the back before smirking at Shane Gates.)
Ryan Wilson: Lucas Johnson. You beat Lucas — which I don’t see happening — you’re in the match. If not, well, I hope you like catering because that’s where you’ll be at Odyssey. Now, please, exit my office.
(Shane Gates looks at Ryan Wilson, fighting the urge to smack the shit out of him. He looks at his opponent for next week, Lucas Johnson, who has a smirk on his face, feeling a bit untouchable at the moment before exiting out of the office.)
Albert Hitchman: Excellent move, Mr. Wilson. Next week, Lucas Johnson will get rid of Shane Gates. No worries about that.
(Albert Hitchman, Lucas Johnson and Ryan Wilson all exchange looks with each other before the scene transitions elsewhere.)
( Return to the EAW Performance Center )
( Drake – “Landed” hits over the sound system. Smoke billows from the stage and the Answers World Champion/EAW Chairman, Mr. DEDEDE walks through the curtain in a fly metallic silver bomber jacket and dark shades on to mask the rage in his eyes. His loyal wife, Kassidy Heart, follows closely behind holding both DDD’s Answers World Championship and her own National Elite Title. She is wearing a slightly unzipped fitted bomber jacket stylistically matching her husband, tiny black denim shorts, platform style designer sneakers and a black choker with little spikes on it. Her hair is back in a bun with a bandana around it, and she is also carrying a small drawstring bag on her back. )
Gina Romano: Please welcome the NATIONAL ELITE CHAMPION KASSIDY HEART, AND THE ANSWERS HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION MR. DEDEDE!!!!
Eve: The EAW Chairman and Answers World Champion appeared to be enjoying the time of his life last week on Showdown, but it sure is interesting what a difference a week can make, because he appears to be all business tonight.
Deadprez: If you ain’t up on the latest current events, Fight Grid was the first to break the story! Chris Elite has officially CANCELLED the Asia tour planned for this month of May, which in part would have brought three of our brand-exclusive FPVs to China, Japan and South Korea respectively.
Gavin Kirkland: Our great fans of the Eastern Hemisphere were so excited to come see us :mjcry: Including my mail ordered 12 year old Pinoy bride :mjcry:
Eve: Officer, arrest this man.
Deadprez: Chris Elite has been throwing his weight around with that Gawd Contract in unprecedented ways over the past couple of months, but he may have gone too far this time at least in the eyes of the EAW Chairman.
Eve: If what we’ve been told is remotely true, this night may very well end with Chris Elite not having a contract in EAW at all.
( DDD is in the ring with Kassidy by his side holding a microphone while his music dies down. DDD takes a second to collect his thoughts. )
Mr. DEDEDE: In 2017 an ex-EAW executive who shall not be named once infamously let their opinion be known that Chris Elite had gotten, and I quote, “too big for his britches.” Now this is nearly three years ago to this day mind you. At the time when this executive expressed that opinion, naturally it came off as hate. It seemed like a remark of contempt from a snotty, biased member of the board who felt that the Gawd Given Greatness sensation sweeping the EAW Universe wasn’t ‘Dungeons & Dragons’ enough for them. It wasn’t ‘R.R. Martin’ enough for them. And I sure as hell had more than my fair share of problems with Chris myself, but to keep it in proper context, we were talking about the Chris Elite that sought to become the World Heavyweight Champion for the first time. This was the Chris Elite that was focused on becoming a breakout star. This was the Chris Elite who was fresh out of a career defining, once-in-a-lifetime victory, and truly in his heart wanted to become the face of this entire industry.
So when this executive voiced that opinion pretty much everybody – including me – had the instinctual collective reaction of “shut up, nerd.” And here we are now, three years later, and we’ve come to see exactly what the illusion of power can do to change a person. Chris Elite eventually went on to win the World Heavyweight Championship, he’d eventually go on to become one of the most marketable faces in the entire business. But somewhere along the way he had lost his way. Somehow, somewhere, it wasn’t about being the absolute best to Chris anymore. It wasn’t about being the face of the industry, it wasn’t about his name putting the “Elite” in Elite Answers Wrestling. Somewhere along the way Chris Elite lost the one redeeming quality about him. His pride.
It no longer mattered, to him, whether he was the best or not. He’d rather spend a year of his career wasting away with a bum even more complacent than himself. Then when he gets sick of that, he goes to Dynasty, NOT to be the best. Not to challenge the status quo. He goes to Friday Night Dynasty to engage in a petty squabble with an out of touch mangey sack of shit who hasn’t been a reliable asset to this company since the 2018 walkout. Then he gets scared shitless of some overhyped Moo Shu flu and motions for no audiences at any of our venues. That was strike one. Then the cocksucker fails at defeating my wife at the Grand Rampage so to cope with his own failure he’s going to book my wife in compromising positions and hijack the rest of her season. She and I both agreed that I wouldn’t play “guardian angel” and allow her to fight her own battles at all times, but in my mind, that was strike two. Then this insecure no hairline having flaming pussy decides he’s going to dig into MY POCKETS and directly attack MY WEALTH. From “Gawd Given Greatness” to some croaky voice caramel midget playing God at my expense. Prideless. Gutless. Third and final strike.
( DDD digs into the inner pocket of his bomber jacket, pulls out a folder, and holds it up to the camera. )
Mr. DEDEDE: Here’s the thing about power, power does suit well in the hands of the prideless. Those who are forced to make “power plays” to compensate for their own inadequacy have no business holding power.
In the case of this Gawd Contract, my own creation, uncovered from its resting place six miles below the EAW Headquarters basement in a biometric access-only chamber; this level of authority was never meant to enter the hands of any other EAW Elitist other than myself. From its inception in 2014 to now, very seldom have there been exceptions to this rule, and unfortunately Chris Elite has been able to become one of these exceptions. But I’m going to have to make Chris Elite the example. A Gawd Contract does not supersede the authority of an actual Gawd. The will of the Chairman comes before the will of some chump with a really nice pension who got the luckiest break of his life. So what you’re seeing in my hands right now is the physical “Gawd Contract” of Chris Elite.
( DDD tosses the contract to the floor. )
Mr. DEDEDE: And here’s where every ounce of so-called “authority” Chris Elite has in this company belongs. (to Kassidy) Baby let’s give this piece of shit the Cameron Ella Ava treatment.
( Kassidy nods and sets down both championship belts in her possession. She removes the drawstring bag from her back, opens it up, and unveils a canteen of lighter fluid. )
Eve: What is that? What are they doing?
Gavin Kirkland: KASSIDY HEART IS DOUSING CHRIS ELITE’S GAWD CONTRACT WITH LIGHTER FLUID! THEY’RE GOING TO SET CHRIS’ GAWD CONTRACT ON FIRE!
Mr. DEDEDE: Let’s put the finishing touches to this shall we? Let’s burn all of Chris Elite’s so-called “authority” up in smoke.
Kassidy Heart: As you say, my king.
( Kassidy removes a book of matches from that drawstring bag, and strikes one of the matches. She is just a moment away from setting Chris Elite’s Gawd Contract on fire, when- )
( “Monster” by Skillet hits. )
Deadprez: OH BOY!
Eve: LOOK WHO IT IS!
( DDD and Kassidy stop in their tracks and turn their attention to the stage. Out comes the EAW VP & Chief Operating Officer, HRDO, who has an unamused look about him as he walks to the ring dressed in his usual corporate attire. )
Eve: THE EAW VICE PRESIDENT AND COO HIMSELF, HRDO!
Gavin Kirkland: What is he doing here!?
Eve: Your guess is as good as mine Gavin, but you can tell by DDD and Kassidy’s expressions that neither of them were expecting him to be here.
Gavin Kirkland: Well HRDO is basically right down the avenue anyway, plus he IS historically speaking the king of fire-bending, so maybe he’s here to offer better suggestions as for how to set Chris Elite’s Gawd Contract ablaze!
Deadprez: Somehow I seriously doubt that.
( HRDO enters the ring and he is handed a microphone from a stagehand. He thanks them, then turns his attention to DDD and Kassidy. )
HRDO: (unamused) What are you guys doing.
Mr. DEDEDE: What does it look like we’re doing? What are you doing here anyway, aren’t you supposed to be back at the office? Quit shirking your responsibilities and most importantly quit distracting Kassidy and I.
HRDO: DDD, first of all, you’re one to talk about “shirking responsibilities”. You’ve skipped out on every single executive zoom meeting for over the last couple of weeks now. When’s the last time you’ve even logged into your Outlook? Secondly, I’m not here to avoid any part of my job. In fact, it is my job as chief director of daily operations to be out here right now and stop you from what you’re doing.
Mr. DEDEDE: Um, whoa rewind there for a second my friend. The People’s Champ has got far more important matters to address than hearing board members kvetching about their revenue incentives. And secondly, I’m here right now doing YOUR job, actually. Chris Elite has gotten way out of line, that son of a Bitch wants to play ‘boss’ but he doesn’t want to deal with any of the bullshit that comes with actually being a boss. Hey what do you think you’re doing?!
( HRDO picks up Chris Elite’s Gawd Contract from the floor and shakes off the lighter fluid from it. )
HRDO: Dude, what you need to understand before anything else, is that you created this monster. You devised this contract to be as powerful and all-encompassing as it is. And now it’s working against your favor for the first time. That gives you no excuse to breach the contract and hold the entire company liable over it.
Mr. DEDEDE: NO. That’s where you’re wrong. Chris does not have the authority to make the kind of moves that he’s made over the past couple of months, and to suggest otherwise is completely ludicrous. Before I reassumed my role as the EAW Chairman I wasn’t booking matches for entire brands, and I damn sure wasn’t cancelling fan attendance or derailing entire tours on a fucking whim.
HRDO: DDD, you aren’t being honest.
Mr. DEDEDE: WHERE am I lying?!
HRDO: You know as well as I do that Chris may be pushing the limits of this contract to the brink, but he’s within the rights of booking matches, and your own fine print clearly dictates that a Gawd Contract holder has, quote, “vast and limitless rights to ensure a non-hazardous work environment excluding all athletic in-ring activity without competitive or financial ramifications.” I certainly think sending the EAW roster to the epicenter of an ongoing global pandemic is MORE THAN grounds for a Gawd Contract holder to step in and exercise their right to intervene. And it isn’t just me that agrees with this notion, it’s the entire EAW board.
Mr. DEDEDE: You’ve got to be kidding me.
HRDO: Look man do you want me to be honest? You know I’ve always been brutally honest with you. I’ve never been hesitant to tell you the inconvenient truth that you don’t want to hear. I think if there’s anybody who’s “losing his way”, it’s you.
( DDD gives HRDO a piercing look. )
HRDO: I read through this Gawd Contract multiple times over the last few days, because even I was taken aback by the moxie of Chris to cancel the Asia tour. But when I read that contract, written up and devised by you, it felt like I was reading the words of a completely different human being than who you are now. That contract was written to provide the optimal environment for the greatest wrestler the world has ever seen to continue to compete under a corrupt authoritarian style regime. It was written just before the beginning of the Zack Crash era and it was an integral part of what helped end the Zack Crash era.
By no means has Chris Elite’s handling of this contract been perfect, but it is a shame what you’ve allowed yourself to become with your own power. You’re drunk from it, mad with it, and ultimately it feels like you are consumed by it. You created this contract to resist against corrupt authority, and now you’ve become more and more like the corruption that you once rebelled against. Even the board that you’ve had around your pinky finger for over the last 3 years are starting to question your leadership. Especially after they all had to veto you and Andy’s proposed $600 million dollar budget cuts that would have included some of their jobs, as well as most of this rosters.
Eve, Deadprez and Gavin Kirkland: :lupe: !!!!
Mr. DEDEDE: It’s not my fault that I care more about this company’s bottomline more than the rest of you.
HRDO: No Ryan, it seems to me as though you only care about YOUR bottomline. Not this company’s. We still had the best financial first quarter in the history of this company, but your interest isn’t in this company, your interest is in winning.
Mr. DEDEDE: Let me stop you right there because you’re goddamn right. I am obsessed with victory in life. So fucking what. You’ve been here from the beginning HRDO, you know damned well that when Mr. DEDEDE wins, EAW wins. It’s really that simple. It’s always been that simple. We are heading into our thirteenth Pain for Pride fresh off of the most successful first quarter in this company’s history, and we are going to have our most successful second quarter in this company’s history, because of who will be headlining that event as it’s champion. Yes that’s right, ME. And even the board can’t deny it for a second.
Hey remember back at the inaugural Pain for Pride? When the biggest and most hyped singles match of the match occurred between “Mr. DEDEDE” and “HRDO”? Special Guest Referee: Ronn Banks himself?
HRDO: How could I forget.
Mr. DEDEDE: And Ronn had a decision to make as to who needed to go over that night. Do you remember that?
HRDO: Like it was just yesterday.
Mr. DEDEDE: And that single decision would be one that kept this company afloat for 13 years counting. You want to know why? Because Mr. DEDEDE didn’t need to defeat HRDO at Pain for Pride. Mr. DEDEDE was a millionaire multi-time champion with Hollywood tugging at his mighty penis. In reality EAW NEEDED MR. DEDEDE TO DEFEAT HRDO AT PAIN FOR PRIDE. And the dynamic hasn’t changed since goddammit. EAW needs me in all of my glory, it requires my leadership and my vision to remain above water. And by interfering in my affairs you are interfering with my leadership, with my vision, and with EAW’s success.
Kassidy Heart: That’s God. :wow:
HRDO: DDD…. I’m not letting you filibuster your way out of why I’m here. You’re not going to get me riled up by rubbing the past in my face. Besides, you already suffered the nastiest taste of karma you could think of when Ronn Banks gave you a knee to the face at that same event just three years later, and cost you an entire year of your career. Oh yeah and the ironic part about that was… it was MY decision to make. 🙂
( DDD gives HRDO a death glare. )
HRDO: So I’m content with history and the way it’s played out. Everything that happened was necessary for us to be where we are now. However it is necessary now that I stop you from putting EAW into an unneeded legal quarrel at the absolute worst time possible. You know what kind of legal authority defends this Gawd Contract, and you know the untold losses that this company would face should you breach this contract. So you, of all people, should know that if you want to get that Gawd Contract out of Chris Elite’s hands – there’s only one way possible to take it from him.
( HRDO gets into DDDs face. )
HRDO: You take this contract out of his hands, like a fucking man. And you do it by combat.
( DDD and HRDO have a tense staredown with Kassidy watching closely like a hawk nearby, ready to get physically involved if need be. However HRDO cocks a smile and “Monster” by Skillet hits over the sound system. HRDO gives that sinister laugh of his and continues to walk to the back with the Gawd Contract in his hands. DDD is muttering foul words under his breath and Kassidy offers to cheer him up. )
Eve: The VP holding the Chairman & CEO to task, reminding him that Chris Elite’s usage of the Gawd Contract is the “monster that he created”, and offering some pretty solid counsel despite the traded barbs going back and forth.
Gavin Kirkland: Man did that get tense! I thought we were in 2008 again for a second because it looked like they were about to come to blows!
Deadprez: It is always a profound moment when DDD and HRDO are in the same ring at the same time, but HRDO appears to be damned right. Chris may be taking the Gawd Contract to a new level but you can’t fault a guy for exercising the loopholes that he earned. If DDD really wants to take that contract from Chris’ hands, there’s only one way he’ll be able to do it.
Gavin Kirkland: I can’t get over the proposed budget cuts :krabs: Must of been a lot of people on the chopping block if they were $600 million dollars worth :lupe: !!! Then again Gawd loves me tho so I’m sure I’d be safe :wow:
Eve & Deadprez: :usure:
( DDD nods his head after some dialogue from his wife and appears to agree to a suggestion made by Kassidy. He tugs Kassidy in by the choker on her neck for a quick peck on the lips, gives her a bit more verbal affirmation, and the two take their leave while HRDO’s music continues to play. The camera transitions elsewhere. )
(The camera cuts to Gina Romano in the ring.)
Gina Romano: The following is a Tag Team Match set for one fall!!!
(“Bolt Thrower” by Mercenary hits!!!)
Gina Romano: Introducing first from Brooklyn, New York weighing in at 236 pounds he is “The Mercenary” MIKE GAMBINO!!!
(Mike Gambino comes out to the ring clearly drunk as he staggers into the ring.)
Deadprez: You hate to see it.
Eve: Sure do.
Gavin Kirkland: This guy looks like he is going to be a real beast out here tonight. Unfortunately he is being teamed up with that disgusting tramp Lisa Wren.
(“Don’t Sweat The Technique” by Eric B and Rakim hits!!!)
Gina Romano: And his tag team partner from British Columbia, Canada weighing in at 150 pounds LIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIISA WRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRREN!!!!
(Lisa Wren comes out to the ring looking disgusted with her tag team partner.)
Eve: Earlier this week Lisa called her own tag team partner Mike Gambino a “lackluster white boy”.
Deadprez: Well I mean… just look at him.
Gavin Kirkland: I am tired of Lisa Wren’s racism! Mike Gambino is a legend and deserves to be treated as such! On behalf of the entire white race I do declare that…
Eve: I’m going to cut you off right there before you really mess up again Gavin…
Gavin Kirkland: :lupe:
(“Pure Water” by Skepta hits!!!)
Gina Romano: And their opponents… First, from Kingston Upon Thames, England in the United Kingdom weighing in at 200 pounds he is “The Boss of Life” DRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRAY FONTANA!!!!
(Dray Fontana comes out clenching his teeth looking ready to kill someone.)
Deadprez: I think Dray wants to make someone tap out this week.
Gavin Kirkland: I hope it is Lisa. Maybe she will consider dying her hair blond after that. I might consider being a fan of hers.
(“Black Honey” by Thrice hits!!!)
Gina Romano: And his tag team partner from Sōka, Saitama, Japan weighing in at 187 pounds he is “The Silent Animal” MITSUBACHI!!!!
(MITSUBACHI comes out carrying a massive beehive as he makes his way down to the ring.)
Gavin Kirkland: Fuck that. I’m leaving.
Eve: Don’t worry. MITSUBACHI is an expert on wild insects. I’m sure he knows what he is doing.
Deadprez: Why did he feel the need to bring that out here however. That is the real question.
Gavin Kirkland: No cap I can’t trust a man who has his name in all caps.
(DING! DING! DING!)
Eve: We are underway as it looks like Dray Fontana will be starting things out against Lisa Wren. Mike Gambino is shown barely able to stand on the apron and walk a straight line to reach his corner. It doesn’t look like he will be much use in this match. I guess it is going to be Lisa taking on these two men all by herself. What a strong independent woman who don’t need no man.
Gavin Kirkland: All women need a man Eve. And that man is me! Gavin!
Deadprez: I’m sure that is true but what is also true is that Lisa just took out Dray Fontana with a Running Hurricanrana out of nowhere! What an explosive high flying way to start out this match! Lisa is wildin’! Lisa Wren uses her flexibility to launch herself into the air with a Cartwheel before she comes crashing down with a back flip onto Dray. Dray reeling as Lisa quickly hooks the leg!
Eve: Quick kickout from Dray Fontana. Lisa Wren immediately back on the attack with a series of hard kicks into the back of Dray. Dray grimaces in pain as Lisa continues to go in. But it looks like Dray realized he has to fight back as he rolls out of the way of Lisa’s kick! But she winds up even harder… ROUNDHOUSE KICK! NO! Dray ducks it! He grabs her by the…
Gavin Kirkland: :ahh:
Deadprez: He grabs her leg and pulls her in! EXPLODER SUPLEX CONNECTS! Lisa Wren in a bad way here now as Dray quickly transitions himself on top of her and locks in a vicious Armbar. He is wrenching on that arm and she is screaming in pain. Not really sure what to do here. Luckily her partner Mike Gambino is coming to the rescue! No wait it looks like he doesn’t know where he is and the referee forces him back into the corner. But the distraction allowed Lisa Wren to use her other arm! She punches Dray Fontana right in the balls! A low blow behind the referee’s back and Dray is forced to break the hold! Lisa back up now as she grinds the back of her boot on the face of Dray who is grimacing and spitting trying to get her away. Lisa pulls him up… and she slaps the shit out of him! Dray spins around… School Girl rollup from behind!
Referee: ONEEEEEEEEE! TWO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SHE HAS THE TIGHTS!!! THRE-
Eve: Kickout by Dray Fontana!
Gavin Kirkland: Dray back up as he realizes that Lisa Wren almost stole one real quick right there. They immediately lock up with Dray pushing Lisa into the ropes. The referee quickly breaks things up with a fast count. Lisa shoves Dray back… HARD KICK CONNECTS TO THE JAW OF LISA WREN! Damn Dray is not the biggest man but that was one hell of a punt kick right there to be able to hit the jaw of Lisa standing tall! That flexibility tho! Down goes Lisa as she spins around landing throat first on the middle ropes. Dray now running from across the ring… He leaps into the air and turns sideways… landing with a splash across the back of Lisa! Ouch that was painful! Dray isn’t finished yet tho! He grabs Lisa and tosses her shoulder first into the corner! Lisa crashes into the corner… right into her partner Mike Gambino! Both Lisa and Mike go tumbling out of the ring and onto the floor!
Deadprez: TAG! Dray Fontana making the tag to MITSUBACHI! And Lisa Wren on the outside now pulling herself up as she rolls back into the ring! But wait what the hell?
Eve: The referee is stopping Lisa Wren from getting back in.
Referee: You are not legal! Get outta here! OUT! OUT! OUT!
Gavin Kirkland: It looks like the referee is counting it as a tag when Lisa Wren was thrown into Mike Gambino! That means Mike is the legal man! Lisa can’t believe it!
Deadprez: Lisa Wren rolls out of the ring as she grabs Mike Gambino and forces him up into the ring. Mike looks like he doesn’t know where he is. MITSUBACHI shrugs as he goes for the cover.
Referee: ONEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!
Eve: KICKOUT AT THE LAST MINUTE BY MIKE GAMBINO!
Gavin Kirkland: Damn I can’t believe this and neither can mitsubachi.
Deadprez: Hmm I feel like you are somehow saying his name wrong. It is all capital letters by the way Gavin.
Gavin Kirkland: How can you tell if I am pronouncing capital letters?
Deadprez: Oh trust me. I will know.
Gavin Kirkland: :lupe:
Eve: Anyway MITSUBACHI pulls Mike Gambino up to his feet. He chops his opponent hard across the chest. Mike dancing in place now in the ring as he is clearly reeling from that strike. But MITSUBACHI is not finished! Another chop! And another one!
Gavin Kirkland: Anotha one.
Deadprez: MITSUBACHI chopping the hell out of Mike Gambino’s chest tearing flesh off with each strike. Mike’s chest beaten red and bloody here… He is wobbling… and he falls forward flopping on his face! MITSUBACHI pulls him up… He flips him up in Power Bomb position… but wait Mike flips it around he spins around to face behind MITSUBACHI while sitting on top of his shoulders. But look at that smirk on MITSUBACHI’s face!
Gavin Kirkland: BACHI SLAMS MIKE FONTANA FORWARD ANYWAY! RIGHT DOWN INTO A PACKAGE PILEDRIVER! MIKE GAMBINO REKT! HE HOOKS THE LEG IMMEDIATELY AS HE LANDS IN THE RING!
Referee: ONE! TWO! THRR–
Eve: But MITSUBACHI lets his opponent out! It looks like he is not finished yet! He looks across the ring. Lisa Wren is standing there and she is glaring at him.
Lisa Wren: Bring him over here. Tag me in. Make this a real fight.
MITSUBACHI: Okay. That’s fair. Let’s go!
Deadprez: It looks like MITSUBACHI is bringing Mike Gambino over to Lisa Wren! He doesn’t want to beat this hack! He wants a real fight!
Eve: MITSUBACHI now dragging Mike Gambino’s lifeless body over to Lisa Wren! He holds out Mike’s hand for Lisa to tag it!!! Lisa goes for the tag!
Gavin Kirkland: But BACHI quickly pulls the hand away! He tricked her! He lifts Gambino up over his head!!! GO 2 SLEEP CONNECTS! THE COVER!!
Referee: ONEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!! THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!
(DING! DING! DING!)
Gina Romano: Here is your winners… the team of MITSUBACHI AND DRAY FONTANA!!!!!!!!!
(“Black Honey” by Thrice hits!!! MITSUBACHI is joined in the ring by Dray Fontana and the referee raises both men’s arms in victory. Lisa Wren looks disgusted as she immediately abandons her partner and storms backstage.)
Deadprez: Well I was definitely hyped to see MITSUBACHI and Lisa Wren fight in what could have been some hard hitting action… but at the same time I can’t blame MITSUBACHI for taking the guaranteed win over Mike Gambino.
Gavin Kirkland: Really winning is what matters in this business. Competition is great and all but if Lisa Wren was so concerned about her partner being dead weight then she should have made sure he never entered the match.
Eve: Well she tried but ultimately she was unsuccessful at that. So despite the circumstances we still should give props to the victors here tonight for an impressive tactical victory. I am sure some people might see MITSUBACHI’s actions as cowardly but like you said he had his arm raised in victory so it is hard to fault him for what he did here tonight. There will I am sure be many more nights for him in his future where he does not have the luxury of choice and will have to step in the ring against someone like Lisa Wren… but tonight is not that night!
(The camera cuts to a commercial promoting preservation of the endangered pangolin species. Donate to the cause now and stop Xander Payne from eating them today.)
(Showdown returns from commercial break to Gina Romano in the middle of the ring.)
Gina Romano: The following Contest is Scheduled For ONE FALL! Introducing first, he hails from Austin, Texas! Weighing in at 260 pounds! He is the “THE RENEGADE” ALEX BLADE!!!!
(“Renegade” by Hed P.E. plays throughout the arena, as Alex Blade slowly comes out, the lone spotlight on him, posing while extending his arm out, staring at the ring. After a few seconds he starts to make his way toward the ring, staying focused on the task at hand.)
Deadprez: We know this man has been a star in multiple places, now he is here in the EAW and he doesn’t get any reprieve, as he faces one the best in Xander Payne. Alex Blade can make an EAW career splash right here tonight.
Eve: And early too as Ryan Wilson was excited to get him in the fold and he threw Blade to the sharks, it is not sink or swim, it is a fight for your life, but we all know this man can, it will be a great match to watch.
Gavin Kirkland: A huge reputation he brings to the EAW and the Showdown brand, now let’s see what he can do against Xander Payne.
(Blade gets to the apron, hops into the ring and stands on the second turnbuckle, he then spreads his arms and stands there for a moment as his music fades out and it is replaced by “It Follows’ by Cane Hill. Xander Payne slowly walks out staring right at Alex Blade, standing at the entranceway for a moment before slowly making his way toward the ring.)
Gina Romano: His opponent, From Toronto, Ontario, Canada weighing in at 255 pounds! “THE PAYNEKILLER” XANDER PAYNE!!!!!
(Xander Payne storms down to the ring, rolling in and standing on the second turnbuckle to no fans, so he can’t get the negative reaction he usually does. Stepping down, he stares right at Alex Blade.)
Deadprez: Here he is, and last night we saw him lay out Impact and Sienna Jade on Dynasty with no remorse ruining their match and now tonight he looks to make a statement with a well-traveled wrestler, dawg.
Eve: We all know that Xander Payne does what he wants, when he wants, and tonight is no different. One thing, if he takes Alex Blade lightly, he will find himself on the losing end of this match.
Gavin Kirkland: Xander Payne is in a league of his own and he’s proven it time and time again.
(The referee checks both competitors before signaling for the match to start…)
(DING!!! DING!!!! DING!!!!)
(As both men circle the ring, they are about to lock up when suddenly Xander Payne pokes Blade in the eyes, he kicks him in the gut, quickly whipping him into the turnbuckle and following with a clothesline!)
Deadprez: Xander wasting no time on Alex Blade! He poked his eyes, whipped him to the corner and now he is kneeing him continuously and without any remorse! Xander is not working by the hour that’s for sure! The referee now trying to get in the middle to stop this onslaught but Xander Payne is jumping right in his face! He doesn’t want to hear any of it! Arguing with the referee, he turns toward Alex Blade, and he gets a right hand! And another from Blade! He is unloading on Xander and caught by surprise! Blade backs him into the ropes, CLOTHESLINES XANDER OVER!!!
Eve: Alex Blade a house of fire! He rolls out of the ring and is going after Xander! Another right, and a left, before slamming Xander on the apron. The referee is already making the count!
(1…. 2….. 3….. 4…… 5…… 6….. 7……)
Eve: Blade rolls him back in! He goes after Xander who is scurrying to the corner, Blade needs to stay on him, but he is trying to play this fair, wait! Xander grabs him by the waistline and rams Blade into the turnbuckle! He stuns him, right into an exploder suplex! Blade flew halfway across the ring! Blade gets right back up and Xander with a superkick! Blade goes down and Xander with the pinfall!
Gavin Kirkland: Blade Kicks out with authority! Xander doesn’t stop though! HE is stomping a mudhole in Blade! Welcome to the EAW and Showdown brand! The referee is trying to stop Xander from this, who pushes him off, that could have been a disqualification! Xander picks him back up by the hair, forearm! Another forearm, going for a short arm clothesline, Blade ducks Xander and gets kicked in the gut into a Springboard Bulldog! Blade is starting to get back to his feet, he has Xander stunned, he can’t shake it! Blade climbs to the top rope…. ELBOW RIGHT ON XANDER’S CHEST! WE MAY HAVE AN UPSET!!!
Deadprez: Xander kicks out! Look at Blade, not stopping, he runs against the ropes as Xander is trying to get to his feet, SHINING WIZA… NO! XANDER MOVES OUT OF THE WAY, ALEX COMES BACK RIGHT INTO A PUNCH! NO IT’S A FAKE OUT! DDT BY XANDER! HE PLANTED BLADE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE RING! HE DOESN’T GO FOR A COVER, HE RUNS TO THE ROPES, CLIMBING UP TOP….. SENTON ON BLADE!
Eve: What a move for such a big guy who lies about his weight! He goes for the cover!
Eve: BLADE KICKS OUT! HE KICKS OUT! XANDER IS IN SHOCK! WE ARE IN SHOCK! Xander unloading with fists again, picking up Blade by the hair, he goes to set him up for the PAYNEKILLER! BUT WAIT NO! BLADE BACK BODY DROPS XANDER! HE GETS UP AND SHINING WIZARD BY BLADE! THAT CONNECTED! He isn’t going for the three count! He picks up Xander, whipping him against the ropes to a reverse back kick right on the money! Xander stumbles out of the corner, as Blade climbs to the top, Xander turns into a FLYING CLOTHESLINE! XANDER PAYNE IS DOWN! ALEX BLADE SCREAMS AS HE RUNS AGAINST THE ROPES…. MIDDLE ROPE MOONSAULT HE HOOKS THE LEG AND WE MAY HAVE A HUGE UPSET!
Gavin Kirkland: XANDER KICKS OUT! THESE TWO ARE GOING AT IT AND DON’T CARE! ALEX BLADE KNOWS HE IS IN THE RING WITH ONE OF THE TOP ELITISTS IN THE EAW AND HE IS NOT GIVING HIM ANYTIME TO BREATH! ALEX BLADE PICKS HIM UP, WRENCHES HIS ARM BEHIND THE BACK, SCOOP SLAM ON XANDER WHO SCREAMS IN PAIN! BLADE GRABS HIM AGAIN, HE GOES FOR A SUPLEX, NO!!! XANDER FALLS BEHIND HIM! GRABBING ALEX BY THE WAIST GERMAN RELEASE SUPLEX! BLADE IS FOLDED IN HALF! LOOK AT XANDER! HE LOOKS LIKE HE IS DONE AND WANTS TO FINISH THIS MATCH! GRABBING BLADE BY THE HAIR, PICKING HIM UP FOR ANOTHER ATTEMPT AT THE PAYNEKILLER! HE HOISTS HIM UP…. BLADE FIGHTS IT AGAIN! HE PICKS UP XANDER OVER… ALABAMA SLAM!!!!
Deadprez: MY GOD! WE HAVE AN UPSET! BLADE DROPS FOR THE COVER!!!
Deadprez: XANDER WITH THE SHOULDER UP! BLADE LOOKS AT THE REFEREE WITH THREE FINGERS UP BUT HE COUNTS ONLY TWO! STAY ON HIM BLADE! HE JUMPS ON XANDER! HE IS TRYING TO APPLY THE LOCK n’ LOAD! THE ANACONDA VICE! XANDER IS SCREAMING TRYING TO PREVENT IT! HE KNEES BLADE! AGAIN! AGAIN! BLADE BREAKS THE HOLD! HE GETS UP, HOLDING HIS HEAD, HERE COMES XANDER TO HIS FEET, HE GOES FOR A CLOTHESLINE! BLADE DUCKS! KNEE BY BLADE ON XANDER! HE STUMBLES BACK!
Eve: BLADE HAS XANDER DOWN TO ONE KNEE! HE GOES FOR ANOTHER SHINING WIZARD! NO!!! XANDER SPRINGS UP AND CATCHES ALEX BLADE WITH THE LAST SEDATION!
Gavin Kirkland: XANDER DROPS FOR THE COVER AND HOOKS THE LEG!!!!
Gina Romano: The winner of this match….. XANDER PAYNE!!!!!!!!!
(Xander rolls off as “It Follows’ by Cane Hill starts to play, he lies on the mat for a moment, crawling to the ropes as Alex Blade turns to his side, stirring some, the referee raises Xander’s arm as he rolls out of the ring and falls to one knee, but gets up as Blade is being checked on by the referee….)
Deadprez: What a match and Alex Blade came to fight against one of the top Elitists here in EAW and you have to be impressed! Xander had to earn this one tonight!
Eve: He did and continues to show why this man is one of the best on any brand. As for Alex Blade, he is here and showed he could hang with the best tonight, keep an eye on this man, his reputation precedes him.
Gavin Kirkland: Close but Xander is a winner again, he is a God of Wrestling.
(Xander starts to walk around the ring, raising his arms in the air and making his way toward the back, the referee checks on Alex Blade who is now sat up, nodding he is okay and watching Payne celebrate. A few minutes pass before the next match begins.)
(The camera cuts to Gina Romano in the middle of the ring.)
Gina Romano: Ladies and gentlemen the following contest is scheduled for… ONE FALL!!!
(‘Enemy Strike’ by Yuki Hayashi plays up as Myles makes his way out to the stage. He looks around the Performance Center to absolutely no fans in attendance and of course can’t help but give a smirk in response to it. He crouched down for a moment as he stood back up raising his arms in the process before making his way down the ramp and heading to the ring.)
Gina Romano: Introducing first… from Melbourne, Australia… weighing in at 227 pounds… THE MANIFEST… MYLES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Deadprez: Here comes ‘The Manifest’ Myles! Last week he got a big win over Shane Gates in his return match and now he moves on as he absolutely dominates the competition in his way. But now this week he’s facing an interesting opponent to say the very least.
Eve: I can definitely say she is not an interesting opponent but it is a unique situation that Myles has been placed in. He gives no pity in this though and I know that either way you look at it, no matter how you do frankly, Myles will still go through hell to make sure he keeps the momentum he gave himself going since he returned at Grand Rampage.
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(Myles makes his way to the bottom of the ramp as he runs forwards and slides between the ringpost and the bottom turnbuckle and to the right side of the ring as he sits at a kneeling position on the apron. He gets up and enters the ring as he spreads his arms out with a smirk on his face before heading to his corner as ‘Enemy Strike’ fades out. ‘Debate Scrum’ by Masafumi Takada plays up as Harper Lee makes her way energetically out to the ring. On the stage she makes sure to flaunt her Myles fanshirt to Myles who is crouching in his corner looking absolutely disgusted by the sight of this. Harper gives a shrug at the response as she makes her way down the ramp and to the ring.)
Gina Romano: And his opponent… from Charlotte, North Carolina… weighing in at 118 pounds… HARPER LEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Deadprez: As for Harper Lee I’m sure she’s been waiting for this moment to even interact with Myles to say the least. Although it hasn’t been going so smoothly they’ve improved to be able to tolerate each other :blessed:. None the less despite that they’ve been pitted against each other in singles competition.
Eve: Yet despite that one-sided love that’s not going to stop Harper from heading in there and putting on a fight. Because she wants this win more than anything, the Myles fanclub is not going to stop her in any way and who knows I’m not going to be surprised if she does manage to win!
(Harper Lee makes her way up the steel steps and up to the top rope where she spreads her arms out before jumping down and circling around and looking at Myles with a smile which ‘The Manifest’ shrugs off as Harper readies up and goes to her corner and begins to warm up as ‘Debate Scrum’ fades out and the ref signals for the bell.)
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Eve: Oh dear. Harper Lee looks starstruck at the moment. She is literally just a few feet away from Myles and it doesn’t appear as if she can contain her excitement.
Gavin Kirkland: Myles looks completely disgusted by her enthusiasm and shakes his head as Harper extends her hand.
Deadprez: Harper is insisting that Myles shake her hand and Myles replies by slapping the taste right out of Harper’s mouth! Harper looks shocked, but Myles doesn’t give her a chance to react! He grabs her by the throat and throws her into the corner! Myles stomping her down into a sitting position! Myles backs up just a bit and rushes towards Harper! RUNNING KNEE STRIKE! Myles’ knee connects with Harper’s face and she is knocked silly! Myles isn’t done! RUNNING BIG BOOT!!! His foot connects with Harper’s face! Myles follows it up with knee strike after knee strike to the face!
Gavin Kirkland: Jesus Christ. Myles really hates his fans, doesn’t he?!
Eve: Myles is finally dragging Harper out of the corner and she looks completely out of it! Myles sits Harper on the top rope and he hoists her up in the Candian Rack position!! ‘WRATH OF PANDORA’!!! The Canadian Rack into a DDT lays Harper out on the mat!
Gavin Kirkland: Myles doesn’t go for the cover though! He’s smirking down at Harper’s fallen body and he reaches down, ripping the ‘Myles’ t-shirt from her body!!! :damn: WHAT IF SHE DIDN’T HAVE ANYTHING ON UNDERNEATH OF THAT?!
Deadprez: Myles wipes his face with the shirt and tosses it out of the ring! He’s down on the ground and punching Harper! The referee is trying to intervene but Myles shoves him away! He gets a warning and Myles finally rolls off Harper, and gets back to his feet. He drags poor Harper to her feet and looks to strike her with a right hand, but Harper is somehow able to block the shot! Myles seems a little surprised by this, and that allows Harper to catch Myles with a kick to the stomach, and she drops him to his knees with an elbow to the back of the head. Harper tries to shake off the beating she just took in the opening moments of this match, and she quickly runs the ropes behind Myles! Harper uses the momentum to nail Myles in the back of the head with a dropkick! Harper quickly darts to the ropes once again and uses them to spring herself into the air! MOONSAULT!!! Harper lands on top of Myles and she grabs the leg!
Gavin Kirkland: MYLES KICKS OUT!
Eve: Harper knows she has to stay on Myles, especially when he began the match in such an aggressive fashion. She cinches in a headlock and attempts to keep him grounded, but Myles uses his size and strength advantage to power them both back up. He elbows his way out of the hold and seizes Harper by the wrist, whipping her into the ropes! Harper ducks a clothesline and hooks her arms onto the ropes, stopping her momentum. Myles comes at her, but Harper catches him in the jaw with a stiff looking kick! That causes Myles to stagger back and Harper lunges forward and takes him down with a nasty looking lariat! Myles immediately rolls to the outside, onto the apron, and Harper hunches over, trying to regain her composure.
Deadprez: Myles is quick to pull himself up and he gets back into the ring. Harper straightens up and I don’t think she’s gunna offer a handshake this time. Both competitors cautiously circle one another, and it’s Harper who makes the first move! She wants to lock up, but Myles immediately grabs her by the arm and starts working over the wrist. Harper appears to be in some pain, but she’s not panicking. Myles is twisting around her wrist, and Harper is forced to a knee. She immediately flips forward, which alleviates the pressure on the wrist, and she’s back! She forces Myles’ arm behind his back but Myles immediately drives them both backwards and Harper is squashed against the turnbuckles!
Gavin Kirkland: Myles immediately whips around, looking to connect with a spinning heel kick, but Harper darts underneath him and runs to the opposite side of the ring! Myles turns around as Harper comes flying back at him and she nails him right in the face with a huge dropkick! Harper’s up and she fires off a series of knife edge chops that redden Myles’ chest! Myles manages to shove Harper back, but she’s not stopping! Harper begins to unload on Myles! Her kicks and strikes are connecting all over Myles’ body! He’s not able to defend himself at the moment and Harper leaps up, connecting with a jumping knee strike to Myles’ jaw!!! Harper grabs Myles by the hair and drags him to the center of the ring. She takes him down into a sitting position with a snapmare and follows it up with a dropkick to the back of the head! Harper runs around Myles and superkicks him right in the jaw! Myles falls back and Harper quickly goes for a cover!!!
Eve: Another kick out from Myles!
Deadprez: Harper quickly goes back to work and mounts Myles! She strikes him with several forearms to the face and pulls him up! Harper with an uppercut to the jaw and now she’s driving her knee into Myles’ stomach! Harper grabs Myles by the hair and leaps in the air! She drives Myles face into the mat and goes for another cover!!!
Gavin Kirkland: Myles kicks out again!!!
Eve: Frustration flickers across Harper’s face, but she knows it’s going to take a huge effort to put Myles away. She jerks him up into a sitting position and wraps him in a rear chinlock! Myles quickly grabs her hands and uses his strength to pry Harper’s hands apart, and he’s able to catch her in the jaw with an elbow! Harper falls back and Myles rolls over, he looks for an armbar!!! Harper quickly flips herself over, avoiding the submission, but Myles maintains control, pulls Harper towards him, and locks her in a crossface!!! Harper is screaming in pain and look at the smile that just crossed Myles’ face! He seems to be enjoying her cries, guys! :lupe:
Deadprez: Well this is definitely a different version of Myles. He’s more aggressive now and he is literally toying with Harper Lee at the moment. Harper is desperately reaching for the ropes, but Myles shifts his hands so they’re placed directly over her nose and mouth! She is being smothered while her neck is being wrenched, and Harper might have to give up! She’s got a big match coming up at Odyssey against Veena Adams, and she needs to think about that.
Gavin Kirkland: I don’t think Harper will ever give up against Myles! She knows that winning this match could send a huge message to Veena, and that’s why I’m confident Harper is going to fight for all she’s worth right now. Harper continues to struggle, but I respect the fact she is digging deep and hanging on. The longer this goes on, the more excited Myles is becoming. I think he’s having a ball right now. He must enjoy the fight to get a woman to submit. I can relate. :wow:
Eve: You’re gross.
Deadprez: Myles pulls back even further and what the hell? He just let go! Harper’s face slams into the mat and Myles slaps her across the back of the head!
Eve: That’s rude.
Deadprez: Myles takes Harper by the hair and he throws her across the bottom rope! Myles is choking Harper now and the referee once again has to try and step in! Myles glares at the official and places his knee right across the back of Harper’s neck!
Referee: ONE… TWO… THREE… FOUR…
Gavin Kirkland: Myles releases the choke and he jerks Harper back to the center of the ring by her ankle! He drops an elbow down across her chest and pulls her back to her feet! Harper is struggling to stand and Myles strikes her in the chest with a chop! He chops her again, follows it up with a palm strike to the chest and then a kick! Myles hits the ropes and comes back with a running knee lift! Harper crumbles to the ground and Myles pulls her back towards the ropes! He quickly traps her arms in the ropes and Harper’s eyes widen in fear! She tries to free herself but Myles just smashed her in the face with a running knee strike! Spit flies out of Harper’s mouth and Myles runs at her again! Another knee strike! Myles is going awf now! He flies at Harper again and strikes her a third… fourth… and fifth time!!!! Blood is pouring from Harper’s nose now and Myles strikes her for a sixth and final time! He frees Harper, drags her away from the ropes, and goes for the cover!
Eve: HARPER GETS HER SHOULDER UP!!!
Gavin Kirkland: :lupe: Did Myles just laugh about that?
Deadprez: He’s laughing. There’s no denying that and what the fuck is he gunna do to poor Harper Lee now?!
Eve: :lupe: I’m worried. Myles pulls Harper and hooks her. I think he is going to end the match with ‘De Facto’! But look at Harper! She is fighting for all she’s worth! She got completely murdered by Myles just a few moments ago but she is throwing those lefts and rights with everything she has left in the tank! Those punches are connecting with Myles’ ribcage area and he lets go, which allows Harper to break free! She’s running off adrenaline right now and she hits the ropes! Harper lunges forward and she absolutely destroys Myles with a running knee! Myles is forced back into the ropes and Harper grabs him by the arm… RIPCORD KNEE! MYLES IS DOWN! HARPER IS SUMMONING EVERYTHING SHE HAS LEFT IN THE TANK TO ATTEMPT TO PUT THIS MATCH AWAY! SHE IS GOING TO THE TOP ROPE! HARPER LEE IS UP TOP!!!
Gavin Kirkland: WE KNOW HARPER ISN’T AFRAID TO TAKE A RISK NOW AND THEN, AND IT LOOKS LIKE SHE WANTS TO TAKE ONE IN AN ATTEMPT TO PUT MYLES AWAY! HARPER STANDS ON THE TOP NOW AND SHE LAUNCHES HERSELF OFF!!! ‘LIGHT GRENADE’! THE SWANTON BOMB! IT CONNECTS ON MYLES! ALL HARPER HAS TO DO IS ROLL OVER AND COVER HIM! COME ON HARPER!
Deadprez: SHE’S GOT IT! THE REFEREE IS MAKING THE COUNT!!!
Eve: NOT YET! MYLES GOT THE SHOULDER UP AT THE LAST POSSIBLE SECOND! HARPER IS IN SHEER DISBELIEF! SHE THOUGHT SHE HAD THE MATCH WON! SHE’S THROWN EVERYTHING SHE CAN AT MYLES BUT HE HAS BEEN TOO STRONG!
Deadprez: Harper doesn’t need to let this bother her! She’s got her head in her hands, trying to think of her next move, but she needs to act quickly. Myles is already sitting back up! Harper slams her forearm into his face! It’s not enough to phase Myles! She tries again, and this time puts even more force behind the shot! Harper with another forearm! Myles snatches her by the hair and headbutts her! Harper is dazed! Myles with another headbutt! Harper is forced to roll out of the way! She pushes herself up on all fours as Myles rises to his feet! Harper is shaking the cobwebs out but Myles looks like a vulture right now! He is circling Harper Lee and he kicks her right in the ribcage! Harper falls to her side and grabs her ribs, and Myles kicks her again! Harper curls up into the fetal position and Myles reaches do-
Gavin Kirkland: SHE GRABBED HIM! HARPER GRABS MYLES INTO A SMALL PACKAGE! SHE WAS PLAYING POSSUM!!!
Eve: MYLES KICKS OUT! HARPER SPRINGS BACK UP AND LEAPS ON THE ROPES! SPRINGBOARD BACK ELBOW AS MYLES WAS GETTING TO HIS FEET! HE’S DOWN AND HARPER SHOWS US AN INCREDIBLE AMOUNT OF STRENGTH AS SHE DEADLIFTS MYLES UP AND HITS HIM WITH AN EXPLODER SUPLEX INTO THE TURNBUCKLES!!! HARPER QUICKLY GRABS MYLES BY THE LEGS AND TIES HIM INTO THE TREE OF WOE POSITION!!!
Gavin Kirkland: HARPER BACKS UP INTO THE OPPOSITE CORNER AND RUNS TOWARDS MYLES!!! BASEMENT STYLE DROPKICK CONNECTS WITH HIS FACE!!! HARPER IS OUT OF THE RING NOW AND SHE IS GOING TO THE TOP ROPE! I KNOW SHE’S NOT ABOUT TO DO WHAT I THINK SHE’S GUNNA DO!!!!
Deadprez: BRUH! We’ve all seen the training videos that Veena Adams has been releasing on Instagram! She’s got a finisher called ‘Leave You Breathless’ which is a diving double foot stomp to the chest or head of her trapped opponent! :lupe:
Gavin Kirkland: Oh this is real fucking ballsy of Harper Lee, and she’s up there smiling like the cat who just ate the canary.
(It’s quite the image to see a bloody nosed Harper Lee smirking as she stands on the top turnbuckle.)
Eve: I LOVE IT! HARPER WITH THE DIVING DOUBLE FOOT STOMP TO MYLES’ HEAD!!! SHE HITS HER KNEES AND ROLLS FORWARD, BEFORE HOPPING BACK UP AND UNTYING MYLES!!! HARPER PULLS HIM AWAY FROM THE ROPES AND HOOKS THE LEGS! THIS MATCH IS OVER!!!
(“ME” by Taylor Swift featuring Brendon Urie begins to blast across the PA system right as the referee’s hand is about to go down! All eyes turn to the entrance ramp.)
Gavin Kirkland: YES! :blessed: :blessed:
Deadprez: What is Harper doing?! She’s let of Myles and is getting up! :noah: Harper, no!
Eve: I don’t think Harper wants to be humiliated by Veena for a second week in a row! Harper had Candice Blair beat last week when Veena showed up and punted her right in the skull! I don’t blame Harper for getting up and guarding herself right now!
(Veena’s music continues to play, but the woman herself doesn’t walk out.)
Gavin Kirkland: Where is Veena?!
Deadprez: Harper is wondering the same thing, because she is looking all over the arena and standing guard!
Eve: Harper has her back turned and Myles is making his way back to his feet! He’s a bit confused about what’s going on but he clubs Harper in the back of the head! Harper drops to her knees and Myles strikes her with a series of rapid fire elbows to the skull! He picks Harper up AND THERE IT IS! THE DE FACTO CONNECTS WITH A DISTRACTED HARPER LEE! SPINNING PUMPHANDLE SAMOAN DROP!! :noah:!!!! That’s such a shame! Harper had this match won!! :noah:!!!
Gavin Kirkland: :damn: MYLES IS PICKING HARPER UP AGAIN! HE TAKES HER OUT WITH ANOTHER DE FACTO JUST BECAUSE! MYLES IS NOW GOING FOR THE COVER! AND THAT’S ALL SHE WROTE!!!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Gina Romano: HERE IS YOUR WINNER…. MYLES!!!!
(Myles lingers on Harper for a moment as “Enemy Strike” by Yuki Hayashi begins to play, admiring the damage he did to the rising upstart. He finally gets up and doesn’t even bother letting the referee raise his hand.)
Deadprez: Well that’s one hell of an ending. For the second week in a row, Harper Lee had her match won, but Veena Adams managed to come in and play spoiler.
Gavin Kirkland: :whoa: Hold on a second, Deadprez. Veena never even stepped foot on that stage. You don’t know for sure if she had anything to do with her theme music playing.
Eve: :mjpls: Give me a fucking break! You know damn well that Veena is hellbent on fucking with Harper and making sure Harper knows who has the advantage going into their match at Odyssey. She caused a distraction on purpose and caused Harper to lose out on another bigtime victory!
(Myles has rolled out of the ring and is making his way up the ramp, pleased to be done with his superfan and moving on to something else. As for Harper, she is sitting up and wiping the blood away from her nose. There’s disappointment on her face, and a touch of anger in her eyes. No doubt she’s gunna be ready for Odyssey.)
(Once again, we’re at Ryan Wilson’s office. This time, Ryan’s the only person in his office as he’s on his phone. A knock is heard on the door. Ryan places his hand on the speaker.)
Ryan Wilson (to the person out the door): It’s open!
(A door is heard opening as it takes a moment to see Lance Blackfyre walk into the camera shot. Ryan Wilson goes back to his call before hanging up and providing Lance with his undivided attention. Lance is looking all intimidating, but Ryan is going to do his best not to anger the giant and get his office destroyed.)
Ryan Wilson: What can I do for you, Lance?
Lance Blackfyre: Normally, I’d try to flirt with Jenny Punk, but for reasons, I can’t seem to do that with you. I don’t roll like that. I mean, I remember shit being so simple and now, it’s like I’m aware that I can’t use that trick to get myself opportunity after opportunity. Grand Rampage was not my night, but let it be known that Jake needed to utilize his broad in order to retain the PURE Championship. I had the match won on a few occasions. I was robbed of the PURE Championship, but it’s whatever, I’ve moved on from the matter and would love to shift my focus on a match that’s more suited for a man like myself — No Way Out Match. If you’re going to be handing opportunities to men that got their ass beat last week, might as well look my way because I want in on the No Way Out Match.
Ryan Wilson: What makes you think that I’m going to give you this match, Lance?
Lance Blackfyre: Do you want to know what happens if you don’t?
Ryan Wilson: Let’s not get hasty here, Lance. :whoa:
???: Ryan, just the man that I wanted to see!
(Ahren Fournier walks into the camera shot with Jennipurr in his arms.)
Ahren Fournier: This No Way Out Match thingy? I want to win the match as well. Let me in the match, Ryan.
Ryan Wilson: Ahren, we both know that’s not going to happen whatsoever. :mjlol:
Ahren Fournier: Come on, Ryan. :noah: I’ve been busting my ass off these past couple weeks! I was in the FINAL FOUR of Grand Rampage! My first Grand Rampage! I deserve more credit than most people give me! I proved at Grand Rampage that it was never me holding Chris Elite down, but Chris Elite holding me down! Now, I understand that the Road to GOATdemption took an unexpected turn, but winning the No Way Out Match is my LAST chance in main eventing Pain for Pride and getting my true goatdemption in dethroning Mr. DEDEDE! Do me a favor, Ryan. Let me in the match. 🥺
Ryan Wilson: In the words of the great philosopher Cameron Ella Ava, may she rest in peace, “no.”
Ahren Fournier: :skip: I don’t think she’s dead. Just her career. At least, she has a baby to fall back on, which reminds me, I need to find Jamie, before his match, but Ryan, PLEEEEEAAAAASSSSEEEEE let me in this match.
Lance Blackfyre: Scram, Ahren. I was here first.
Ahren Fournier: SCRAM?? I am the pride of Showdown! I am the man who should be getting all of the attention for the good I did at Grand Rampage, but once again, The GOAT gets ignored for men like The Ring Master?!??! How dare he get a spot in the No Way Out Match before me?!?!?
Lance Blackfyre: You had one good night, Ahren. I’m bigger. I’m stronger and there’s no doubt that I can fuck you up in the ring. And I’ll fuck up your cat too.
(Lance Blackfyre towers over Ahren Fournier, who looks up at Lance. Jennipurr buries her head against Ahren’s chest, trying to hide from Lance.)
Ahren Fournier: Imma keel you. No one scares Jennipurr like that. 😡
(Before Ahren Fournier could kneel Lance Blackfyre, Ryan Wilson steps in again.)
Ryan Wilson: Oh god, this is getting pathetic. If the two of you want a shot at the No Way Out Match, you are going to need to EARN it. Men like The Ring Master and Myles? They earned their spot in the match and that’s exactly what the two of you will need to do. Next week, it’s going to be Lance Blackfyre versus Ahren Fournier. The winner moves onto Odyssey to take part in the No Way Out Match. How is that?
Lance Blackfyre: It’s good.
(Lance Blackfyre smirks before leaving the office. Ahren Fournier looks at the direction that Lance left in, before looking at Ryan Wilson.)
Ahren Fournier: I’ll play your game, Ryan, but I’ll improve your vision for Showdown when I move on to Pain for Pride and take the title off your golden boy, DEDEDE. I hope that is something that you can live with.
Ryan Wilson: If you want part of the No Way Out Match, you better step up to the plate. I can assure you that slackers like yourself will be left behind if you let that happen.
(Ahren Fournier goes to respond to Ryan Wilson, feeling offended with having his worth ethic being criticized, but closes his mouth before leaving his office. Ryan Wilson smirks before the scene transitions elsewhere.)
(“Day of Fate” by Jonathon Young blasts through the speakers as Xavier Williams walks from the back into the empty EAW Performance Center. Xavier seems confident, but calm going into this match.)
Gina Romano: THE FOLLOWING MATCH IS SCHEDULED FOR ONE FALL!!! INTRODUCING FIRST…FROM PENSACOLA, FLORIDA…WEIGHING IN 190…HE IS “REBORN”…XAAAAAAAAVVVVVVVVVIIIIIEEEEEERRRRRRRRRRRRR WILLLLLLLLLLLIIIIIIIIAAAAAAAAAAAAMMMMMMMMMMSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: What a successful debut by Xavier Williams last week on Showdown! He managed to defeat Lucas Johnson! It was backstage, where he had a confrontation with PURE Champion, Jake Smith and somehow, this match got made!
Eve: I don’t think that Jake Smith intended to get Xavier Williams in a match, but here we are! Xavier looked fantastic last week! Probably in the best shape that he’s ever been and he’s looking to get himself on the Odyssey card in someway!
Deadprez: Xavier Williams is more than willing to prove himself to anyone who steps up to the plate with him. Jake Smith is going to be stepping into the ring with a Hall of Famer! He needs to come into this match with a game plan or Xavier is going to eat him alive.
(“Day of Fate” dies down as “War” by Grandson replaces it. Jake Smith comes out with the PURE Championship on his waist. Alexis Chambers stands next to him with her hands on her back. Jake unbuckles the championship before raising it high up in the air, making sure that Xavier looks at it.)
Gina Romano: INTRODUCING HIS OPPONENT… BEING ACCOMPANIED TO THE RING BY ALEXIS CHAMBERS … FROM VENICE, CALIFORNIA…WEIGHING IN 210 POUNDS….HE IS THE EAW PURE CHAMPION…”THE MIGHTIEST ONE”…JAAAAAAAAAAAKKKKKKKKKKKKEEEEEEEEEEEEEE SMMMMMMMMMIIIIIIIIIITTTTTTTTHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: Alexis Chambers looks sexier than ever! Meanwhile, Jake Smith has his eyes to Xavier Williams inside the ring! Xavier is looking more than excited to begin this match up, but Jake is taking his sweet time getting into the ring! The champion can show up whenever he wants too!
Eve: Jake Smith retained at Grand Rampage against Lance Blackfyre, but it’s because of Alexis Chambers. I swear, he must be corrupting the poor girl! There’s no way that she’d be more than willing to agree to any of this! Alexis, blink twice if you need help!
Deadprez: It was very controversial for Jake Smith to retain, but a win is a win in his book! As long as he’s the champion, nothing that anyone says is going to change that!
(DING! DING! DING!)
Gavin Kirkland: The two Elitists circle around before locking up! The two of them aren’t moving, hoping that the other one begins to weaken up a bit, so they can push them towards the ropes. After some time, it seems like the PURE Champion manages to back the Hall of Famer against the ropes. He holds it there for a moment!
Referee: ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR!
Eve: Jake Smith pats Xavier Williams in the chest before backing away with a cocky grin on his face! Xavier manages to get himself together before going into a lock up with Jake once again! This time, it seems like Jake is losing a bit of his stance with the lock up, so he elbows Xavier on his forehead, making him release the lock up! Jake throws a punch to Xavier which staggers him back for a moment before getting him by his arm and whipping him towards the horizontal set of ropes! Jake bends down, but Xavier manages to roll on Jake’s back and order to get to his feet! Jake manages to turn himself around as he is met with a clothesline by the Hall of Famer! Jake gets to a vertical base, but Xavier nails him with a superkick which makes the champion fall back to the ropes! Xavier runs towards Jake with a big boot! Jake stumbles forward as Xavier follows up the big boot with a back elbow! Xavier goes for the cover!
Deadprez: Jake Smith kicks out at two! Now, it seems like Xavier Williams is applying a grounded headlock on the champion, but Jake doesn’t want to stay down for long! He manages to pick himself up, but Xavier still maintains hold on Jake! Jake is trying to shove Xavier, but Xavier has his feet planted on the mat! He seems to have a pretty firm hold of the headlock and refuses to break it! Jake is trying to use his hands to separate Xavier’s arms and break the headlock! Jake manages to break free of the headlock, but Xavier manages to maintain his momentum by pushing the PURE Champion onto the ropes! Xavier with a roll up!
Gavin Kirkland: NO! XAVIER WILLIAMS MANAGES TO GET JAKE SMITH AND CONNECT WITH A GERMAN SUPLEX WITH A BRIDGE AS HE HOLDS THE CHAMPION THERE FOR THE COVER!
Eve: Jake Smith manages to roll himself out of the German as he wobbly gets back to his feet! Xavier Williams manages to get to a vertical base himself as he runs towards Jake with a roundhouse kick, but the champion manages to duck the kick before getting Xavier by his ankle and connecting with a drop toehold! ‘Reborn’ falls front first! THE CHAMPION HAS FOUND AN OPENING IN THIS MATCH! HE MANAGES TO GET XAVIER BY THE BACK OF HIS NECK BEFORE DRAPING HIM HEAD FIRST ONTO MIDDLE ROPE! JAKE WITH A ROPE CHOKE ON THE HALL OF FAMER!
Referee: ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR! FIVE!
Deadprez: THE PURE CHAMPION RELEASES THE HOLD AS HE BEGINS TO BACK AWAY FROM XAVIER WILLIAMS FOR A BIT BEFORE CONNECTING WITH A KNEE STRIKE TO THE BACK OF XAVIER’S HEAD! XAVIER’S HEAD BOUNCES A BIT AS JAKE PLACES HIS KNEE ON THE TOP OF XAVIER’S HEAD AND BEGINS TO APPLY PRESSURE LIKE THAT!
Referee: ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR! FIV–
Gavin Kirkland: Jake Smith releases the hold as he gets Xavier Williams by his head and throws him head first against the corner! Xavier manages to turn his body around, but he finds himself in the perfect position for Jake to begin stomping on the ribs of Xavier! Jake takes a few steps back before running towards Xavier at the corner and connecting with a running uppercut! Jake gets Xavier by the neck and connects with a rolling snapmare! Jake jumps in front of Xavier before connecting with a superkick, sending Xavier to his back! Jake gets Xavier’s right arm before bending it back! I don’t think I’m going to like what’s going to happen next! :lupe:
Eve: THE PURE CHAMPION STOMPS ON XAVIER WILLIAMS’ ARM! YOU CAN SEE THE LOOK OF PAIN ON XAVIER’S FACE! AT THE SAME TIME, YOU CAN SEE THE SMIRK ON JAKE SMITH’S FACE! XAVIER GOES TO CLUTCH HIS ARM, BUT JAKE MANAGES TO GET XAVIER’S ARM AGAIN BEFORE BENDING IT BACK AGAIN AND STOMPING ON IT! THE LOOK OF PAIN REAPPEARS ON XAVIER’S FACE! It seems like Jake has found a target to go after in this match up! Say what you want about Jake Smith and how he’s been getting the job done in recent memory, but there’s a reason why he’s the PURE Champion!
Deadprez: It can be debated it’s because of that woman at Jake Smith’s corner.
(The camera pans to Alexis Chambers who looks at the match from underneath the bottom rope, studying everything that’s going on.)
Gavin Kirkland: Alexis Chambers. 🤤
Eve: :skip: Alexis Chambers is a pretty big reason for why Jake Smith remains the PURE Champion. With Alexis at Jake’s corner tonight, what’s to say that they don’t have anything planned underneath their sleeve?
Deadprez: I don’t think that Jake Smith was keen on facing Xavier Williams, but he somehow got himself into this match. So far, it seems to be working in Jake’s favor! Jake gets Xavier by his right arm and begins to apply an armbar on Xavier! Is Jake looking to make the Hall of Famer submit? Could you imagine if Jake manages to make Xavier Williams submit? That would be one of the most impressive victories of his career so far? Not only is he going to defeat Harlow Reichert, but he’s going to defeat the person who took Harlow underneath his wing?
Gavin Kirkland: Hold that thought, Deadprez! Xavier Williams is not looking to submit anytime soon! He submitted at Pain for Pride, but I don’t think he plans to submit to Jake Smith. Xavier would love to prove that he’s better than Jake Smith. Jake is provided with an opportunity to step up to the plate against a Hall of Famer. It’s going to be a true test to him as a champion. But look here! Xavier Williams is trying to clutch for that bottom rope, but Jake is pulling the arm back, making sure that Xavier doesn’t move a muscle! The official is asking Xavier if he wants to throw in the towel and live to compete another day, but he’s shaking his head no! He wants for this match to continue on! Xavier is trying to drag his body to the nearest bottom rope! Jake is shaking his head no! The moment that Xavier gets to that bottom rope, it could smell trouble for the champion!
Eve: XAVIER WILLIAMS GRASPS ONTO THE BOTTOM ROPE! JAKE SMITH MUST RELEASE THE HOLD!
Referee: ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR! FIVE! LET GO, JAKE!
Deadprez:Jake Smith manages to release the arm bar as he gets to his feet! Xavier Williams manages to take some time to rest, but Jake cannot let Xavier take some time to recover! Give Xavier a minute to recover and it could mean the difference between victory and loss! Jake gets Xavier to his feet, but Xavier manages to push the champion away from him, looking to create a bit of an opening for himself! But Jake nails Xavier with a superkick, which staggers Xavier back towards the ropes! JAKE GETS XAVIER BY HIS INJURED RIGHT ARM BEFORE SENDING HIM TOWARDS THE ROPES! XAVIER MANAGES TO STOP HIMSELF FROM REBOUNDING OFF THE ROPES! HE USES HIS LEFT ARM IN ORDER TO STOP HIMSELF! JAKE CHARGES TOWARDS XAVIER, BUT XAVIER SENDS THE CHAMPION OVER THE TOP ROPE!
Gavin Kirkland: Jake Smith manages to land onto the apron as Xavier Williams manages to turn himself around and connect with a punch to Jake! Jake manages to duck the punch! HE GOES UP AND MANAGES TO GET XAVIER’S RIGHT ARM AND DRAPS IT OVER THE TOP ROPE! JAKE HAS A GOOD HOLD OF XAVIER’S ARM BEFORE JAKE JUMPS DOWN TO RINGSIDE! XAVIER’S ARM SPRINGBOARDS OFF THE TOP ROPE! XAVIER STAGGERS BACK, TRYING TO GET SOME FEELING BACK TO HIS ARM! JAKE IS GRINNING AT RINGSIDE AS HE GESTURES FOR ALEXIS CHAMBERS TO COME TOWARDS HIM.
(Alexis Chambers goes over to Jake Smith as he begins to whisper something into her ear. Alexis’ facial expression cannot be described. It just seems serious and like she’s actually listening to Jake for once.)
Eve: Xavier Williams is not looking to have his time wasted before connecting with the SASUKE SPECIAL — CARTWHEEL OVER THE TOP ROPE SUICIDE MOONSAULT! JAKE SMITH MANAGES TO MOVE OUT OF THE WAY! ALEXIS CHAMBERS EATS THE SASUKE SPECIAL! THIS COWARD JUST LET ALEXIS EAT THAT MOVE! I KNOW THAT ALEXIS IS BEYOND INNOCENT AT THIS POINT, BUT COME ON NOW! Xavier manages to land on his feet while looking at Alexis, who seems to be quite pissed about the whole confrontation! Xavier turns himself around and Jake Smith manages to connect with a superkick, which staggers the Hall of Famer back! Alexis is in an all-fours position and manages to get Xavier by his ankles before tripping him back! Shouldn’t that be a disqualification?
Deadprez: I don’t think that the official saw Alexis Chambers’ involvement for that little spot, so Jake Smith is in the clearing! Xavier Williams is down on his back! JAKE GETS XAVIER TO HIS FEET BEFORE CONNECTING WITH A PARALYZER — SPINEBUSTER ON THE TOP OF THE BARRICADE! :damn: I think that Xavier landed on the back of his neck there! I don’t think that Jake intended for the spinebuster to have that outcome, but anything to win the match, right? Xavier is clutching the back of his neck as he manages to stand to a vertical base, but Jake manages to closeline the Hall of Famer over to the empty seats of the EAW Universe! I have no idea why the official hasn’t counted out any competitor yet, but he’s being REALLY lenient at the moment!
Gavin Kirkland: We’ve gotten complaints over the Showdown referees, but I don’t think that Ryan Wilson has done anything about them, but it makes things a ton more interesting! It seems like Jake Smith is not going to make the effort to get Xavier Williams! I think that Jake would like nothing more than for this match to end. Jake manages to roll himself back into the ring! Alexis Chambers is looking back at Xavier and he hasn’t moved a muscle! Jake demands for the official to begin his count! If there’s an opportunity for Jake to win this match, it has to be right now!
(The camera pans to Xavier Williams over on the other side of the barricade. He is clutching to the back of his neck, trying to muster up the energy to get back into this match. Alexis Chambers is gesturing for the official to count a bit faster.)
(Xavier Williams begins to scramble onto his feet, which panics Alexis Chambers a bit. Alexis is looking at Jake Smith to do something.)
(Jake Smith manages to turn the official around, stopping his count in the process! Xavier Williams manages to get a foot over the barricade as Alexis Chambers has a bit of panic on her face! Alexis races over to the timekeeper’s area and gets her hands on something.)
Eve: Xavier Williams manages to get back to ringside!
Deadprez: ALEXIS CHAMBERS BLASTS XAVIER WILLIAMS WITH THE RING BELL!!!! :damn: :damn: :damn: !!!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: Alexis Chambers comes in a clutch for Jake Smith! I think it’s safe to say that Xavier Williams is dead now! He just dropped to the ground after the ring bell to the head! Alexis picks up Xavier’s body! She seems to be struggling to pick up Xavier! But, it seems like she’s looking to roll Xavier back inside the ring!
Eve: It seems like Alexis Chambers manages to roll Xavier Williams back into the ring! Xavier hasn’t moved a muscle! Jake Smith has a huge grin on his face as he goes for the pin on Xavier! Is he really going to get a victory like this? Is this something that Jake is going to be proud of?
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!
Deadprez: XAVIER WILLIAMS KICKS OUT AT THE LAST SECOND!!!!!!
(A look of shock appears on Jake Smith’s face. He has no idea how Xavier Williams still has energy to continue on with this match. He wasn’t sure on how the ring bell to the skull was not enough to keep him down. It should have been a three count to him.)
Gavin Kirkland: Jake Smith is completely speechless at the moment! I don’t think that he expected for Xavier Williams to kick out, but this is Xavier Williams for crying out loud! This man has a ton of heart! He is one that is difficult to keep down! Jake looks over to Alexis Chambers, who seems to be surprised that Xavier manages to kick out! JAKE MANAGES TO GET TO HIS TWO FEET! JAKE IS LOOKING TO END THIS MATCH UP RIGHT NOW! JAKE MANAGES TO GET XAVIER IN POSITION FOR ‘BROKEN WINGS,’ THE SNAP SWINGING NECKBREAKER! BROKEN WINGS ON XAVIER WILLIAMS!
Eve: NO! XAVIER WILLIAMS MANAGES TO TWIST HIMSELF OUT OF BROKEN WINGS! XAVIER CONNECTS WITH END OF HEARTACHE — THE REVERSE BULLDOG OUT OF NOWHERE! HE PLANTS JAKE SMITH TO HIS BACK AND GOES FOR THE COVER!
Deadprez: Jake Smith kicks out at two! Xavier Williams doesn’t seem to phased about it, but he’s now the one that’s looking to end this match now! Xavier begins to stalk the PURE Champion up to his feet! We saw Xavier hit this move on Lucas Johnson last week and it seems like we’re going to get this same move this week! XAVIER KICKS JAKE IN THE STOMACH AS SOON AS HE GETS TO HIS FEET! XAVIER SPRINGBOARDS OFF THE ROPES — ASHES OF THE PHOENIX — THE SPRINGBOARD CUTTER ON JAKE SMITH!
Gavin Kirkland: ALEXIS CHAMBERS ENTERS THE RING AND BEGINS TO UNLOAD ON THE BACK OF XAVIER WILLIAMS’ HEAD!
(DING! DING! DING!)
Eve: Once again, it seems like Alexis Chambers was there to save Jake Smith from a loss! Xavier Williams was seconds away from getting a victory over the PURE Champion! ALEXIS IS THE REASON WHY HE WASN’T ABLE TO DO THAT! ALEXIS IS STALKING XAVIER TO HIS FEET BEFORE SHE RUNS TOWARDS THE HALL OF FAMER AND CONNECTS WITH FOH — THE SHINING WIZARD! Xavier falls to his back! Jake Smith manages to get to his feet as Alexis manages to roll herself out of the ring for the moment! JAKE GETS XAVIER TO HIS FEET BEFORE CONNECTING WITH BROKEN WINGS! ONCE AGAIN, XAVIER IS DOWN!
(The camera pans to Alexis Chambers looking underneath the ring and pulling out ‘The Chambers Family PTSD Invoker.’ Alexis has a huge grin on her face as she rolls herself back inside the ring, handing the barbed wire baseball bat to Jake Smith.)
Deadprez: OH GOD NO! WE ALL SAW WHAT THOSE TWO DID TO LANCE BLACKFYRE AT GRAND RAMPAGE! THIS IS PART OF THE REASON WHY HE LOST THE MATCH! NOW, IT SEEMS LIKE XAVIER WILLIAMS IS GOING TO BE THE NEXT ON THE HIT LIST!
(Alexis Chambers holds Xavier Williams by his arms as Jake Smith goes to swing the bag.)
Gavin Kirkland: LOOK AT THE RAMP!!!!!
Eve: IT’S HARLOW REICHERT! THE WOMAN THAT XAVIER WILLIAMS TOOK UNDERNEATH HIS WING! JAKE SMITH GOES TO SWING THE BAT AT HARLOW, BUT THE FORMER PURE CHAMPION MANAGES TO DUCK AS HARLOW MANAGES TO CONNECT WITH ATONEMENT — BACKFLIP DDT ON THE CURRENT PURE CHAMPION!!! ALEXIS CHAMBERS GOES RIGHT AFTER HARLOW, BUT HARLOW CONNECTS WITH A LES MISERABLES — THE FLYING KNEE INTO THE TWISTER! HARLOW HAS THE TWISTER APPLIED TO ALEXIS!!!!!
Deadprez: Alexis Chambers is screaming, trying to get the submission hold off of her —
Gavin Kirkland: Jake Smith comes in a clutch as she manages to pull Alexis Chambers away from Harlow Reichert from underneath the bottom rope!
(Harlow Reichert tries to get her hands on Alexis Chambers, but she and Jake Smith are able to escape and go up the ramp, looking at Harlow and Xavier Williams inside the ring. Harlow goes over to Xavier to check on him. “Eye of the Tiger” by New Found Glory blasts in the background. The two pairings are staring at each other.)
Eve: Thank god for Harlow Reichert! Who knows what would have come of Xavier Williams if she decided not to show up!
Deadprez: Xavier Williams was moments away from getting a victory over Jake Smith, but Alexis Chambers decided to interfere in the match! If it wasn’t for Harlow, who knows what would have happened? Harlow has had her issues with Jake Smith since December. Alexis has grown to be a thorn on her side due to the actions from her during their match on the go home show before Grand Rampage. If there is anyone that knows a thing or two about Jake and Alexis, it’s Harlow.
Eve: What’s that? Oh, okay. I will make sure to inform them.
(Eve is speaking to someone through her headpiece.)
Gavin Kirkland: Who was that, Eve?
Eve: I just got word by Interim General Manager Ryan Wilson that Harlow Reichert and Xavier Williams will be getting their hands on Alexis Chambers and Jake Smith at Odyssey in a tag team match!
Deadprez: It was already confirmed earlier tonight that Jake Smith will be defending the PURE Championship against Lucas Johnson and if Shane Gates wins next week, it could be a Triple Threat! I swear, Ryan Wilson has something underneath his sleeve.
Gavin Kirkland: Whatever it is, this tag team match is going to be must see!
(Commercial break recapping the events of last night’s Dynasty.)
(For the third time tonight, the scene pans to Ryan Wilson in his office. He had just made another match for Odyssey involving Harlow Reichet, Xavier Williams, Alexis Chambers and PURE Champion, Jake Smith. This time, he is at his desk, doing some paperwork. It’s been such a crazy night involving various Elitists. First, it was Shane Gates. Then, it was Lance Blackfyre and Ahren Fournier. Sadly, it’s not going to be the last of Elitists interrupting him as …)
???: Ryan Wilson, just the guy I want to see!
(Candice Blair walks into the camera shot with a huge smile on her face. Despite being an emotional mess at Grand Rampage, it seems like Candice has managed to calm herself down a bit to complete the match with Harper Lee. Now, Candice is at the stage, where she’s more than ready to get her Showdown run going a bit more than it was before. Still, the emotional impact that Cameron’s career ending lingers in Candice’s mind and she has an idea on two on what she needs to do in order to make sure that Cameron’s spirit is alive in her.)
(Ryan Wilson smiles and puts down the paper before walking over to Candice Blair.)
Ryan Wilson: Look at who decided to show up to work this week? Let me guess, you want something?
Candice Blair: I do, Ryan. I want to avenge my sister and the No Way Out Match is the way to do it. Add me into the match.
Ryan Wilson: Like I told Ahren, we both know that’s not going to happen. Besides, a spot in that match could go to much deserving Elitists than someone who decides to come into work whenever she pleases.
Candice Blair: That’s the beauty of a part-time contract, Ryan. You could never.
Ryan Wilson: Continue to flex that cute little contract, Candice, but you said that you weren’t going to rely on that much anymore, but that doesn’t mean that I am going to hand you a spot in the match. Look, condolences to you and your entire family about what transpired at Grand Rampage, but I’m not giving pity opportunities to you.
Candice Blair: I’m not asking for you to give me pity opportunities. I’m asking for an opportunity to EARN my way into the match. My sister’s career ended at Grand Rampage. Once again, I had to experience one of my sister’s wrestling career end due to a tragic injury. Cameron had a mission to get to Pain for Pride and headline the entire event. Now, she can’t do that, so it’s my mission to make sure that I do the one thing that she set herself on doing. Cameron had her entire heart on being in the Answers World Championship match at Pain for Pride. For the second fucking year in a row, she had a crisis derail her plan on doing that. Ryan, I understand that you may hate the idea that I’m only here half the time, but whenever I do show up to fucking work, I give it EVERYTHING that I have to offer. I’m so good, Jamie O’Hara hasn’t been that mean to me since Under Siege. Yeah, I understand that my record isn’t flawless, but I’ve clashed with a ton of amazing talent and just like you, I may fall short, but I leave an impression out there.
(Ryan Wilson listens to what Candice Blair had to say before taking it under consideration. Candice Blair has a look of fire in her eyes. There is nothing in this world that is going to stop her from avenging Cameron and setting out to do the one thing that Cameron was supposed to do and that was headline Pain for Pride. Candice is aware it seems like a hilarious thing for her to proclaim, but it’s her sister. She would do anything for her sister.)
Ryan Wilson: You’re a talented competitor when you can be, Candice. I despise the idea of you believing that you can show up when you want too, but if you insist on EARNING your opportunity at Odyssey, then I am going to give that to you. If you manage to win your match next week, you can be part of the No Way Out Match.
Candice Blair: Great! Who am I facing next week?
(Ryan Wilson has a smirk on his face, before going all serious.)
Ryan Wilson: Me.
(The room goes completely silent.)
Ryan Wilson: The last time that we faced in the ring in December, you overlooked me.
Candice Blair: You won via distraction.
Ryan Wilson: It was still a victory, Candice. If you want your shot at avenging your sister, all you need to do is to defeat me and you’re in the No Way Out Match. Are you backing down now?
Candice Blair: Not one bit. I’ll take you on and I’ll do the one thing that I wish I could have done back in December and that’s defeat you.
Ryan Wilson: We’ll see about that, Candice. See you next week.
(Candice Blair nods before exiting out of Ryan Wilson’s office. The last shot is of Ryan Wilson walking back to his desk. The scene transitions elsewhere.)
(The arena is completely dark as “Children of the Sun” By Pipe Choir hits. On the titantron we can see a silhouette of a woman walking down a dark alley. A lone spotlight then shines bright on the stage where we see Minerva on her knees. She’s wearing all black, licking her lips, and slowly crawling before getting up to her feet to continue down the ramp and towards the ring.)
Gina Roman: THE FOLLOWING CONTEST IS SCHEDULED FOR ONE FALL!!! Making her way to the ring, from Coyote Flats, Texas!!! Weighing in at 125lbs… SHE IS THE UNIVERSAL WOMEN’S CHAMPION!!!! MINERVA!!!
Deadprez: And here’s the champ! Last week she wasn’t in action, but we did get to hear from her regarding her win against Raven Roberts at Grand Rampage.
Gavin Kirkland: Minerva stated that she didn’t care how she won. The fact that she won is all that matters to her. All of the controversy surrounding that match is dead to her. Instead she looks ahead as her next contender was announced last week on Dynasty.
Eve: That’s right! Minerva will be set to defend her title against the up and coming Kasey Kaos next!! Both of those women share a darker vibe as well as the determination to accomplish whatever they want! Their title match should be a great one. But for now, Minerva will face another strong rising talent in Bronson Daniels!
(“Night Crawler” by Travis Scott ft. Swae Lee and Chief Keef hits, as Bronson Daniels steps out onto the stage with some bloodshot eyes. We all know what he was up to before this match. Bronson points at Minerva then taunts at her by putting an imaginary blunt up to his lips then doing a cutthroat gesture to the champion. Minerva doesn’t look too pleased about that series of taunts, as Bronson continues making his way down to the ring.)
Gina Romano: And her opponent.. From Cocoa, Florida!!! Weighing in at 216lbs.. THE EUPHORIC MACHINE!!!! BRONSON DANIELS!!!!!
Deadprez: Last week, Bronson picked up a victory in a fatal 4 way match where he stole the pin at the very end. Controversial victory?
Eve: I wouldn’t really say that it was as controversial as the victory that Minerva had at Grand Rampage. He moreso just took advantage of the situation he was in. Johnny Legend was down and Bronson pinned him. That’s all there is to it.
Gavin Kirkland: And if the opportunity presents itself, I wouldn’t be surprised if we saw Bronson “escape” with another victory like the one he had last week. The woman he is facing is no ordinary woman. She’s got that dark, gothic, emo type vibe with her. It’s kinda hot if you ask me. But with that vibe comes the pain and punishment that she can unleash at any moment. She’s dangerous to compete with. Bronson will need to be on his A-Game and take advantage of every opportunity that comes his way to keep her from controlling this match.
(DING! DING! DING!)
Deadprez: And here we go! Bronson Daniels and Minerva are standing in their respective corners. They both slowly make their way to the center of the ring and lock up!! Bronson quickly forces in a standing side headlock! He’s squeezing Minerva’s head and neck really tight!! But Minerva quickly begins to throw elbow shots into the abdomen of Bronson! Bronson’s grip is released as Minerva creates some separation! Closed right hand by Minerva onto Bronson! Now a left! Back to the right! Bronson staggers back but is immediately met with a strong kick to the midsection by Minerva! Bronson clutches at his abdomen in pain as Minerva turns around and runs to the far ropes! She bounces back! RUNNING CLOTHESLINE BY MINERVA!!! NO!!! BRONSON DANIELS DUCKS UNDER THE ARM AND GETS BEHIND MINERVA!!! She turns around!
Eve: And Bronson Daniels with a kick to her stomach! Bronson pulls Minerva in! He’s looking for that snap suplex!
Gavin Kirkland: NO!!! Minerva is able to use her legs to hook around Bronson’s. This prevents Bronson from lifting Minerva into the air! Another attempt by Bronson!! But it’s no use! Wait a second! Minerva is unhooking her leg from Bronson’s and she uses the hold and turns it into a swinging neckbreaker of her own! Bronson is down clutching at the back of his head and neck!
Eve: Minerva now gets up to her feet. She grabs Bronson and brings him up to his feet as well! Minerva whips Bronson to the ropes! Minerva bends over! He bounces back!! Wait no he doesn’t! Bronson grabs a hold of the ropes to prevent himself from rebounding back! It looks like Minvera is waiting to hit a back body drop onto Bronson, but Bronson walks up to his bent over opponent and kicks her right in the chest as she pops right up! Bronson turns around and runs to the ropes! He bounces back! RUNNING JUMPING KNEE INTO MINERVA’S FACE!!! THAT ONE DROPS THE CHAMPION!!!!
Deadprez: Minerva slowly gets back up to her feet, but Bronson is already there! He grabs Minerva and slams her with a german suplex! The Universal Women’s Champion is clutching and arching her lower back after that landing!
Gavin Kirkland: But Bronson isn’t done just yet! He gets back up and grabs Minerva by the hair. He brings her up to her feet. Bronson now with a back handed chop! Another! And another! Minerva is clutching at her chest after being hit with each of those strikes! Bronson now grabs Minerva by the arm and whips her towards the ropes! Minerva runs to the ropes! She bounces back and runs INTO A ROUNDHOUSE KICK BY BRONSON DANIELS!!! NO!! Minerva dodges the kick! She turns around! GUNSMOKE!!!! SPEAR BY BRONSON DANIELS!!!!! BRONSON TAKES OUT THE CHAMP! He goes for the pin!
Referee: ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!! THRRR-
Deadprez: And there’s the kickout by Minerva! Bronson almost picked up the big victory right there.
Eve: Bronson Daniels now gets up onto one knee and grabs Minerva by the head. He attempts to bring Minerva up to her feet, but she quickly begins to strike him with closed fist punches to the abdomen! Bronson backs away as Minerva is now up to her feet! She charges at Bronson with a running clothesline! NO! Bronson ducks it once more! Minerva turns around!! GUNSMOKE AGAIN!!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: NO!!!! MINERVA REVERSES IT INTO A SCOOP SLAM AS SHE DROPS BRONSON BACK FIRST ONTO THE CANVAS!! Minerva gets herself up to her feet and kicks Bronson right at his side! Bronson yelps in pain then turns onto his hands and knees! Minerva with another kick! This time it’s off to the side but connects right into the center of Bronson’s abdomen! Bronson drops flat with his stomach against the canvas! Minerva isn’t wasting any time though, as she grabs Bronson by the head and neck. She brings him up to his feet and quickly drives her knee right into his abdomen. Minerva now adjusts Bronson’s body as she has him in an inverted Facelock!! TWILIGHT!!! MINERVA JUST LANDED AN ELBOW DROP INTO BRONSON’S CHEST FROM THAT INVERTED FACELOCK POSITION!!! MINERVA FOR THE PIN!!!
Referee: ONNNNNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE TWWWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO THHREEEEEEEE-
Eve: And there’s the kickout by Bronson Daniels! Minerva back up to her feet. She walks over to the corner! Minerva now has herself set up on the top rope facing away from the ring! She drops down and has her thighs bounce off of the top rope! HELL’S BELLS!!! THAT’S THE SPLIT LEGGED MOONSAULT!! NO!!!! BRONSON ROLLS OUT OF THE WAY IN BETWEEN MINERVA AND THE TURNBUCKLE AS MINERVA LANDS ON HER FEET! Minerva stumbles back a little bit due to the amount of momentum she had coming down with that moonsault! Bronson has rolled into the corner and he’s using the ropes and turnbuckles to climb up to his feet! He’s now up to his feet as he leans back first against the turnbuckle!!! RUNNING CORNER CLOTHESLINE BY MINERVA!!!!!
Deadprez: NO!!! Bronson side steps at the last second as Minerva goes chest and face first into those turnbuckles! Minerva clutches at her face in pain as she backs up out of the corner! Bronson Daniels quickly runs back into the corner and climbs up the ropes! Minerva has no idea! Bronson Daniels leaps into the air!!! MISSILE DROPKICK!!!! IT CONNECTS!!! MINERVA IS FLAT ON THE CANVAS!!
Gavin Kirkland: And now Bronson Daniels walks over to Minerva and grabs her by the legs! DEADLIFT POWERBOMB BY BRONSON DANIELS!! HE HITS IT AS IT KNOCK THE WIND RIGHT OUT OF MINERVA!!!!
(Bronson Daniel’s is seen getting hyped up after hitting the deadlift powerbomb. He then begins to dance along with the steps he is chanting out)
Bronson Daniels (Off-Mic): RIGHT FOOT UP! LEFT FOOT SLIDE! LEFT FOOT UP! RIGHT FOOT SLIDE BRO! BASICALLY I’M SAYING EITHER WAY WE BOUT TO BROOSIE SLIDE!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: BROOSIE SLIDE!!
Eve: That’s no bad :notbad:
Deadprez: MINERVA FROM BEHIND!! SHE ROLLS BRONSON DANIELS UP!!! SHE GETS A HOLD OF HIS TIGHTS AND THE REFEREE DOESN’T EVEN SEE IT!!!!
Referee: ONNNNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!! TWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!! THHHHREEEEEEEEEEEEEE-
Gavin Kirkland: BUT BRONSON DANIELS ROLLS THROUGH AND BACK UP TO HIS FEET!
Eve: Minerva is still on her knees trying to get up-
Deadprez: KICK TO THE SIDE OF THE HEAD BY BRONSON DANIELS!!!! MINERVA INSTANTLY FALLS BACK DOWN TO THE CANVAS!!! Minerva rolls onto her back as Bronson walks his way over to her. What’s this? He’s extending his hand out to give Minerva what looks like a high five- NO HE SLAPS THE CHAMPION RIGHT ACROSS THE FACE!!! Minerva clutches at her right cheek in pain as that slap had to sting!! Bronson with another slap across the face!! Another! This time it’s to the left side of her face!!! Minerva is clutching at her face as Bronson walks over to her lower body. I wonder what he has in mind!
Gavin Kirkland: I’ll let you know what I would have in mind if I had the chance to get a hold of Minerva’s lower body. She’s not my type, but the gothic, dark, shit could be a little kinky-
Eve: Umm.. I think Deadprez was talking about what WRESTLING Maneuver Bronson had in mind.
Deadprez: I was, but that doesn’t mean Gavin doesn’t want to “wrestle” Minerva either :mjgrin:
Eve: JOINT MANIPULATION!!!! Bronson Daniels grabbed Minerva’s leg by the ankle and turned her over to apply the ankle lock!!! Bronson Daniels is wrenching at that ankle! He’s trying to break it off!!! Minerva is in tremendous pain! She’s trying to inch her way over to the ropes, but it’s no use! Bronson pulls her back into the center of the ring with that ankle lock applied!!
Deadprez: Minerva is now fighting her way off of her stomach! She desperately needs to get out of this hold! She finally rolls onto her back and begins kicking Bronson Daniels with her free leg!! Bronson lets go of the ankle as Minerva drives another kick into his midsection while she lays on her back on the canvas!! Bronson staggers back a few steps, as Minerva gets to her feet. She doesn’t put so much pressure on her ankle and actually falls back as she leans against the ring ropes! Bronson now makes his way over to Minerva and connects with a forearm to the top of the head! Another! And another! Bronson now takes a step back and kicks Minerva right in the midsection! Bronson now grabs Minerva and lifts her up into a fireman’s carry!! Bronson walks over to the center of the ring!! NIGHT NIGHT!!!! BRONSON DROPPING MINERVA INTO A KNEE STRIKE FROM THAT FIREMAN’S CARRY!!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: NO!!! Minerva squirms out of the fireman’s carry before Bronson could hit the move! Minerva lands behind Bronson!! She turns him around.. AND POKES HIM IN THE EYES!!! THE REFEREE DIDN’T SEE IT AS HE WAS STANDING BEHIND BRONSON DANIELS!!! Bronson yelps in pain as he clutches at his eyes!! Minerva now with a kick to the stomach! It forces Bronson to bend forward!! Minerva now runs to the side ropes, she bounces back towards Bronson… SCISSOR KICK!!!!! IT CONNECTS!!!! Bronson is down in the center of the ring!! As Minerva is standing up on her feet. She looks down at Bronson and grabs him by the head to bring him up to his feet! She hooks her arm across his chest and hooks right above his shoulder!! She lifts him up!! BLACK WEDDING!!! ELEVATED STO!!!!!
Eve: NO!!!!! Bronson Daniels is fighting it by elbowing Minerva right into the side of her head! Minerva lets go of her hold on Bronson as Bronson kicks Minerva in the midsection! He hooks both of her arms!! I think he’s trying for his double underhook piledriver!! WAIT NO!!! BACK BODY DROP BY MINERVA!!! Bronson crashes onto the canvas, but pops up due to the momentum!! Bronson turns around as does Minerva. She makes her way over to Bronson-
Deadprez: ROUNDHOUSE KICK BY BRONSON DANIELS!!! IT CONNECTS!!! Minerva is standing groggy in the ring as Bronson Daniels grabs her and lifts her up into a piledriver position! He adjusts her legs!!! LAST SMOKE!!! CRADLE TOMBSTONE PILEDRIVER!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: BUT MINERVA ROLLS THROUGH BEFORE DANIELS COULD HIT THE PILE DRIVER!!! SHE STILL HAS A HOLD OF DANIELS AS NOW SHES THE ONE WITH THE PILEDRIVER!! Minerva steps her legs back over Daniels arms!! She jumps and spins!! TPK!!!! THE SPINNING TOMBSTONE PILEDRIVER CONNECTS!!! And Minerva looks down at the unconscious Bronson Daniels!! She licks the side of his face in an evil way and goes for the pin!!!!
Referee: ONNNNNNNNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE TWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO THHHHREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!
(DING! DING! DING!)
(“Children of the Sun” by Pipe Choir hits, as Minerva stands up and gets her hand raised by the referee. Afterwards, the referee is handed the Universal Women’s Championship then hands it to Minerva.)
Gina Romano: HERE IS YOUR WINNERRRRRRRRR!!! THE UNIVERSAL WOMEN’S CHAMPION!!!! MINERVA!!!!!!!!!!!
Deadprez: What a great back and forth action between both Bronson Daniels and Minerva.
Gavin Kirkland: You said it! These two went at it from start to finish, but in the end it was Minerva who pulled out the victory.
Eve: This was a great showing by the reigning Universal Women’s Champion. There is no doubt in my mind that Kasey Kaos was keeping a close eye on this match.
Deadprez: And although Bronson lost, he definitely had a great performance against one of the world champions in this company. The future continues to look bright for the young smoker.
(Minerva is seen walking up the ramp with her championship resting on her shoulder. The screen then shows Bronson Daniels using the ring ropes to get up to his feet as he looks at Minerva. The screen eventually fades backstage.)
(The camera fades to the backstage area of the empty EAW Performance Center where Jamie O’Hara is warming himself up for his upcoming match, highly focused and ready to face Shaker Jones. His focus is suddenly broken as the camera pulls back to reveal Ahren Fournier standing beside him.)
Jamie O’Hara: I’ve got little time and even less patience, so what the fuck do you want?
Ahren Fournier: Easy there, come on! I’m not here to antagonise you or make your life difficult, we’re all aware that things are difficult already. And I get that you and I haven’t been on the best of terms, I understand that you may harbor some negativity about me but that’s okay. That’s okay because sometimes best friends don’t see eye to eye. Sometimes they’re not on the same page, they don’t get along, they bicker and they fight but in times like these, these truly trying times, best friends always find one another. I just want you to know, from the bottom of my heart…
(Ahren Fournier drops his hand on Jamie’s shoulder before Jamie O’Hara promptly shrugs it off with disgust.)
Ahren Fournier: I’m here for you.
Jamie O’Hara: Fuck off.
Ahren Fournier: IT’S TRUE! Bih for the last two weeks I’ve been concerned about you. I’ve been calling every single day but for whatever reason they all keep immediately going to voicemail.
Jamie O’Hara: Yeah, because I blocked your number. Why would I want to hear from you of all people?
Ahren Fournier: Oh please I’m sure that’s a mistake, I’m sure you’ve had a lot of irrelevant dumb people trying to contact you so you must have just made a mistake; I can’t imagine my BFF blocking my number intentionally. And then I tried to find you last week but you left right away. I get that you don’t want to talk to anyone and you’re more prickly and uptight than you usually are but it’s me, your GOAT pal, I’m the one person who you can open up to now that Cameron isn’t here. Who else is gonna be there to watch your back? Bih, I don’t know if you’ve realised this yet but you have a whole lot of people who don’t like you and not too many friends…except for me! And I even want to apologise for what I did to you last year. Even though it was Christopher’s idea to turn on you and even though I never wanted to do it and even though my hand was forced I’m still sorry. I’m sorry for saying you were a bad team captain because we all know WE weren’t the reason why we lost! I’m sorry that I even turned on you the following week. And given the GOAT I am, I’ll even forgive you for even throwing me into the sea.
(Ahren Fournier lowers his head, softly closing his eyes with a smile. After a brief, awkward pause Ahren raises his head to show Jamie grinning from ear to ear, bewildered that he hasn’t apologised himself.)
Jamie O’Hara: Oh did you expect me to apologise for it? I’m not going to apologise No, never ever. That was fucking hilarious :mjlol: But thanks, I needed a good laugh.
Ahren Fournier: OMG…I’m trying to open up to try and mend your broken heart. Fine, whatever. The point of all this is that when I heard the news last week that you and Cameron were expecting a child, I just knew that uncle Ahren had to get something. And maybe my words can’t heal the broken heart Christopher Elite and The Illionaires left you, but maybe this will.
(Ahren Fournier raises a small box, wrapped in white wrapping paper and a pink bow on top. Jamie O’Hara unties the bow to reveal a small goat onesie.)
Ahren Fournier: Isn’t it adorable? It’s a little pink GOAT outfit!
Jamie O’Hara: This seems a little small even for a baby.
Ahren Fournier: Not at all, it’s perfect! When I saw I knew I just HAD to get it for you two for your future little GOAT. But that’s not all…
(Ahren Fournier raises another small box, wrapped again in white wrapping paper and another pink bow. Jamie O’Hara accepts the present with confusion and caution, unwrapping it again. This time revealing two pairs of small, tiny pink socks.)
Ahren Fournier: NOW THESE ARE DELIGHTFUL! They’re adorable, cute little socks, little mittens for her little feet–
Jamie O’Hara: Hang on :lupe:
Ahren Fournier: What’s wrong? Don’t you like them? AREN’T THEY JUST THE CUTEST THOUGH.
Jamie O’Hara: You know the gender hasn’t been determined yet? I mean, I get the sentiment and all and I do appreciate it, don’t get me wrong. But this feels a little too excessive, a little too much; we won’t find out the gender for another two months or so. Also…
(Jamie O’Hara raises both presents, one in each hand.)
Jamie O’Hara: Did you buy these for your cat?
Ahren Fournier: WHAT?!?! NO!
Jamie O’Hara: And there’s a tag on this onesie showing you how to put on your cat. AND ARE THESE KITTEN MITTENS?
(Ahren Fournier snatches the presents out of Jamie’s hands and frantically puts them down and away.)
Ahren Fournier: I must have made a mistake, a little awkward isn’t it? If you don’t want them, I guess I’ll just take them for Jennipurr. But look, I really want to clear the air between us. Ever since The Illionaires ended I’ve had time to think about the mistakes made, how different things could have been. Just remember the days when we teamed up together,, how optimistic we were going into Territorial Invasion. Remember how we buried the hatchet for saying all those terrible things way back? We can do it again; it can be like that again, it can all be just a little water under the bridge! What do you say, huh, we can go back to the good ole days?!?
(Ahren Fournier softly smacks the back of his hand across Jamie O’Hara’s chest, though Jamie just shakes his head, bringing his palm up to his face.)
Jamie O’Hara: Enough. Just enough. I don’t know what game you’re trying to play, but either way I’m not fucking interested; dealing with your shit is the last thing I want to think about. And thing is Ahren, I don’t even hold anything you and Chris did after Territorial Invasion or the shit Cameron and I dealt with afterwards, why would I? I’m sure there is another world where none of Grand Rampage happens and I’d probably even consider this. But that’s not the case. When it comes to Showdown, when it comes to this, I have just one single thought on my mind and that’s getting to Pain For Pride. I don’t care about what you think, what others think, if I’m alone or I have ‘friends’, none of that is going to stop me. And the only thing I have to say to you is don’t fucking get in my way. Not now, not next week, not next month, otherwise I’ll leave you with a face that not even that dumb fucking cat of your’s will love.
(Jamie O’Hara’s face turns from serious to a grin; Ahren stares back at Jamie in disgust for insulting Jennipurr)
Jamie O’Hara: But hey, water under the bridge, isn’t it, mate?
(Jamie O’Hara smacks the back of his hand across Ahren’s chest with more force with Ahren stumbling back a bit. Jamie’s grin slowly fading to show a lack of care and enthusiasm.)
Jamie O’Hara: Now, if you would excuse me, I’ve got a match.
(Jamie O’Hara picks up his leather jacket and walks away from a still stunned Ahren Fournier. Ahren watches Jamie with disgust as the camera fades to black.)
(Commercial previewing Voltage for tomorrow night!)
( Showdown returns from commercial break as “I Love It Loud” by Kiss hits as Shaker Jones walks out onto the stage followed by BVU members, Ty, Biggums, and Asson. Biggums is rubbing Shaker’s shoulders while Ty is giving him a pep talk on the way to the ring.)
Gina Romano: THE FOLLOWING CONTEST IS SET FOR ONE FALL! INTRODUCING FIRST…. ACCOMPANIED BY THE BOZOS VICTIMS UNIT….FROM INGLIS, MANITOBA, CANADA….WEIGHING IN AT TWO HUNDRED AND THIRTEEN POUNDS…..SSSHHHAAAKKEEERRR JJOOONNESSS!!
Eve: This man just can’t catch a break it seems. :mjcry: He has come off an embarrassing performance at Grand Rampage when he was eliminated in seconds, and last week came up short of becoming Answers World Champion giving DDD a good fight.
Deadprez: You can blame Ryan Wilson and his “vision” for Showdown being the reason why Shaker lost last week. This week, he has a tough opponent, but all he needs is that one win and his career is bound to turn around, and what a way he can do that by defeating the best to do it tonight in Jamie O’Hara!
(“Ultimate Battle” by ZENTA hits as Jamie O’Hara walks out with a knee brace over his injured knee. He walks out and scans the empty Performance Center before looking forward to Shaker in the ring. He begins slowly making his way to the ring.)
Gina Romano: AND HIS OPPONENT….FROM LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA…WEIGHING IN AT ONE HUNDRED AND NINETY POUNDS…..JJJAAAMMMIIIEEE OOOO’HHHHAAARRRAAA!!!!!
Deadprez: And here comes Jamie! Tonight is his first time in action since Under Si–
Gavin Kirkland: I’VE MISSED THOSE ABS! :blessed: DID I EVER SAY HIM AND CAM ARE EXPECTING A BABY?! WHAT A TIME TO BE ALIVE!!
Eve: Yes, you’ve mentioned it a lot. Anyways, This man is not in the mood for any games, and I wouldn’t wanna be Shaker tonight. We saw the passion and anger with his words last week when he promised to go after DDD for what happened to Cameron. Tonight’s his first match back since his injury, I can’t wait to see him in action!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Eve: And our main event is underway here as Shaker and Jamie begin circling the ring. The Bozo Victims Unit stands ringside pounding the mat cheering on Shaker as both men raise their right hand to test each other’s strength, and Shaker tries kicking Jamie in the midsection, but Jamie catches the leg of Shaker! Jamie shakes his head as Shaker tries pleading a little bit before Jamie spins Shaker around then nailing Shaker with a forearm right to the face of Shaker Jones! Shaker backs away from Jamie now as Jamie slowly starts to approach Shaker again, and Shaker tackles Jamie by the waist and takes him to the ground! Both competitors now are throwing shots at each other and Shaker uses the rope next to him and pulls himself out of the ring, and then he’s greeted by Biggums holding him and trying to pump him up!
Detective Biggums(no mic): THAT’S RIGHT! NO FEAR SHAKER! NO FEAR!
Deadprez: Jamie seems unamused about this entire thing and is in no mood to play any games tonight as he’s about to get out of the ring–But Detective Ty hops up on the apron on the opposite end of the ring and Jamie swings and knocks him off the apron, AND SHAKER FROM BEHIND ATTACKS JAMIE! Shaker Jones is hammering down shots now in Jamie O’Hara! Shaker Jones is not letting up on the attack now as Jamie is grounded and Shaker is repeatedly stomping on the body of Jamie! The BVU on the outside is loving every second of this as they’re yelling at Shaker to stay on the attack!
Eve: Shaker Jones now picks up Jamie and has him in a suplex position–SNAP SUPLEX FROM SHAKER! Shaker is right on Jamie’s tail as Jamie stands up in a corner and Shaker grabs Jamie by the throat and is choking him in the corner!
Referee: ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR! FIV–BACK IT UP SHAKER!!
Gavin Kirkland: Disqualify this man, like who the hell does he think he is trying to choke The Ace out like this?! :wow: But anyways, Shaker finally backs himself up, Shaker takes a few seconds before trying to go back on the attack on Jamie, BUT SHAKER WALKS RIGHT INTO A BACKHAND FROM JAMIE! Shaker is stunned and Jamie goes on the offense now as he runs at Shaker in the center of the ring–RUNNING HURRICANRANA FROM JAMIE ON SHAKER! Shaker now stands himself up in the corner and Jamie runs and leaps and drives his knees right into the chest of Shaker Jones! Jamie holds himself up and monkey flips Shaker right in the center of the ring!
Eve: Jamie’s feeling pumped up a bit as he waits for Shaker to finish rising to his feet and to turn around, Jamie charges at Shaker once more and connects with a diving front dropkick driving Shaker back and the back of Shaker’s head bounces hard off the second turnbuckle! Shaker is now in a seated position in the corner–JAMIE RUNS FULL SPEED AND DRIVES BOTH KNEES RIGHT INTO THE HEAD OF THE SEATED SHAKER! JAMIE DRAGS HIM FROM THE ROPES AND GOES FOR THE COVER!
Deadprez: Jamie right away gets to his feet and begins pulling Shaker Jones up off the mat–SHAKER CHOP BLOCKS THE FRONT OF JAMIE’S SURGICALLY REPAIRED KNEE!! Jamie right away drops to a knee and Shaker throws repetitive elbow strikes onto the back of Jamie’s head! Shaker Jones looks around him looking what to do to stay on offense, and Shaker now runs to the ropes and throws his knee right into the side of Jamie’s head as hard as he can! Shaker right away goes for a cover!
Gavin Kirkland: And a kick out form the most beautiful man alive! :blessed: And now look at Shaker! Shaker stands up and grabs the leg of Jamie–SHAKER DRIVES HIS ELBOW INTO THE KNEE OF JAMIE O’HARA! SHAKER IS DOING WHATEVER IT TAKES RIGHT NOW AND HE’S LIKE A SHARK WHO SMELLS BLOOD IN THE WATER NOW! JAMIE IS SCREAMING IN PAIN AS SHAKER IS ATTACKING THE KNEE! SHAKER NOW REMOVES THE CAST ON JAMIE’S KNEE AND HE LOCKS IN A HALF BOSTON CRAB!
Deadprez: Shaker has the half Boston crab locked in on Jamie’s bad knee! Shaker is wrenching back as hard as he can, he’s yelling now at the Ace to give up and just tap out, but we all know Jamie has way too much pride to do such a thing! Jamie now begins his crawl to the bottom rope, and Jamie is dragging Shaker but Shaker still won’t let go of the submission hold! Jamie is almost there-AND SHAKER KNOWS THAT AS HE LETS GO AND DRAGS JAMIE BY THE LEGS TO THE CENTER OF THE RING AND SHAKER LOOKS TO REAPPLY THE BOSTON CRAB! BUT JAMIE USES HIS FEET AND THROWS SHAKER THROUGH THE SECOND ROPE TO THE OUTSIDE FLOOR!
Eve: Jamie right now is pulling himself up using the ropes as a bit of leverage but Shaker Jones is back up rather quickly on the outside and he slides back in the ring and charges at Jamie–JAMIE CATCHES SHAKER IN HIS TRACKS BY CONNECTING WITH A HIGH KNEE TO THE NOSE OF SHAKER JONES! SHAKER JONES IS STUNNED ONCE AGAIN AND HE BOUNCES OFF THE ROPES AND WALKS RIGHT INTO A SHOTGUN KICK FROM JAMIE O’HARA!! SHAKER JONES MAY BE COMPLETELY OUT OF IT HERE AS JAMIE GOES FOR ANOTHER COVER!
Deadprez: WOAH SHAKER GETS THE SHOULDER UP! Jamie O’Hara stands up now and makes his way over to the corner and begins ascending up the turnbuckle, Jamie balances himself on the top rope as he looks down at Shaker’s lifeless body on the mat–GENKI CANNON!! BUT NO!! NOBODY IS HOME AS JAMIE DOESN’T CONNECT BUT HE ROLLS THROUGH AND GETS BACK TO HIS FEET AND SHAKER RUNS AT JAMIE AND GOES FOR A CLOTHESLINE–BUT JAMIE DUCKS AND RUNS TO THE ROPES AND REBOUNDS AND CONNECTS WITH A SLINGBLADE ON SHAKER! SHAKER IS BACK UP TO HIS FEET QUICKLY AND HE TURNS AROUND–KICK TO THE MIDSECTION FROM JAMIE! JAMIE HOOKS BOTH ARMS OF SHAKER JONES–GALACTIC BUSTER!! HE DRIVES BOTH KNEES INTO THE BACK OF SHAKER JONES! THE COVER ONCE MORE!!
Gavin Kirkland: YOU’RE KIDDING! DETECTIVE ASSON PLACES SHAKER’S FOOT ON THE ROPE! WHAT A PIECE OF GARBAGE! NO I TAKE THAT BACK! NO I DON’T! I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO THINK!!! :krabs:
Eve: Jamie is on both knees now as he looks at all three members of the BVU on the outside and has an unamused look on his face, all members are mocking Jamie now as they keep pointing at Shaker’s foot on the ropes, and now Jamie slowly gets to his feet and begins picking up Shaker once again, but Shaker throws a hard uppercut to the jaw of Jamie! Jamie is knocked back….SHAKER GOES FOR A CLOTHESLINE FROM HELL–BUT JAMIE DUCKS THE CLOTHESLINE AND CONNECTS WITH A ROUNDHOUSE KICK TO THE HEAD OF SHAKER! JAMIE MIGHT BE LOOKING TO PUT THIS MATCH AWAY HERE…BUT WHAT THE HELL?! DETECTIVE TY IS BACK ON THE APRON ONCE AGAIN AND JAMIE RUNS AND KNOCKS HIM OFF THE APRON! DETECTIVE BIGGUMS IS ON THE OPPOSITE END AND JAMIE RUNS AND DROPKICKS HIM OFF THE APRON! ASSON IS ON THE APRON NOW AND JAMIE CONNECTS WITH A LARIAT TAKING HER OUT!
Deadprez: JAMIE TURNS AROUND–WWWHHIIPPPSSSSMMMASSSSH!!!!! THE CLOTHESLINE FROM HELL NEARLY TAKES OFF THE HEAD OF JAMIE O’HARA!! IS SHAKER GONNA DO IT?!
Gavin Kirkland: JAMIE KICKS OUT! OH THANK THE LAWD!!
???: I WILL NOT ALLOW THIS TO HAPPEN ON MY SHOW!
(Ryan Wilson walks out with a microphone on the stage.)
Ryan Wilson: NO! I will not allow the BVU to constantly keep interfering in matches because Shaker isn’t talented enough to get the job done on his own!
(The BVU members are at the end of the entrance way arguing with Ryan at the top of the stage screaming at him.)
Ryan Wilson: This does NOT fit the vision of MY show! That is why I am DEMANDING all three of you at ringside, get to the back RIGHT NOW! If Shaker wants to prove he’s not the dead weight to my brand as everybody knows him to be, he will compete in this match by himself!
(The BVU members walk up and get into a shouting match with Ryan Wilson. Ryan Wilson is face to face with Detective Ty, Detective Ty shoves Ryan and Ryan turns back and throws a kick to the face of Ty knocking him down, Biggums is not happy as he steps into the face of Ryan.)
Ryan Wilson: TAKE YOUR STEROIDED ASS TO THE BACK AND TAKE YOUR HOE WITH YOU! LEAVE NOW!!
Eve: OH MAN CHAOS IS BREAKING OUT, WHILE IN THE RING SHAKER JONES IS LOOKING ON AT WHAT’S HAPPENING AND HE CAN’T BELIEVE WHAT HE’S SEEING! SHAKER TURNS AROUND–ANOTHER SUPERKICK FROM JAMIE! BUT SOMEHOW SHAKER WAS ABLE TO CATCH THE FOOT AND SHAKER CONNECTS WITH A DRAGON SCREW ON JAMIE! SHAKER IMMEDIATELY PICKS UP AND IS GOING FOR THE WIN HERE AND PLACES JAMIE BETWEEN HIS LEGS, HE’S LOOKING FOR THE GONZA BOMB PERHAPS–
Deadprez: SHAKER HAS JAMIE HIGH IN THE AIR–BUT JAMIE REVERSES BY DROPPING DOWN AS SHAKER WAS LOOKING FOR THE EXTRA ELEVATION FOR THE LAST RIDE, JAMIE THROWS A HARD FOREARM RIGHT INTO THE BACK OF SHAKER JONES HEAD! SHAKER JONES IS DOWN TO A KNEE HOLDING HIS HEAD AND NOW JAMIE….JAMIE RUNS OFF THE ROPES AND GOES FOR A PENALTY KICK–BUT SHAKER DUCKS IT AND TURNS IT INTO A ROLLUP PIN! SHAKER HAS THE TIGHTS! SHAKER JONES HAS THE TIGHTS!!
Eve: JAMIE STILL MANAGES TO KICK OUT OF IT! BOTH MEN ARE UP QUICKLY AND SHAKER GOES FOR THE WHIPLASH ONCE MORE! BUT JAMIE DUCKS IT AND RUNS FULL STEAM TO THE ROPES AND SHAKER TURNS AROUND–IIIINNN EEEEXXCCCEEELLSSSSIIISSS!!! THE KNEE STRIKE CAUGHT SHAKER WHEN HE WAS LEAST EXPECTING IT! JAMIE COVERS SHAKER!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
(“Ultimate Battle” by ZENTA hits as Jamie O’Hara stands and gets his hand raised by the referee. Ryan Wilson smiles at Jamie O’Hara celebrating in the ring. Mostly, he’s just staring at Shaker Jones coming short of a loss again.)
Gina Romano: HERE IS YOUR WINNER….JJJAAMMMIIIIEEE OOOO’HHHAARRRAAA!!!!!
Eve: Great effort from Shaker there, but Jamie once again in his first match since Under Siege shows why he’s the Ace and he comes away with the victory!
Deadprez: Ryan Wilson decided to stick his nose in business that didn’t concern him towards the closing parts of the match! Shaker did everything he could to make sure that it didn’t play a factor for him, but Jamie O’Hara is way too fucking good to stop!
Gavin Kirkland: That’s our Ace. 🤤
???: Alright, Jamie. Before I let you resume your celebration, I just wanted to say a few things to you.
(The camera pans with Ryan Wilson with a microphone on the top of the stage. Jamie O’Hara stares at Ryan, wondering what Ryan has to say Jamie’s entrance music dies down.)
Ryan Wilson: First off, condolences to what happened to Cameron. I know, it’s been a difficult time for you and your family. Second, when deciding on who I wanted to pick for the No Way Out Match, it should have been a no brainer to pick you, but I don’t hand out pity opportunities and that’s something that I made clear with your sister-in-law, so I was pretty tough on you going into this match. With this main event, I figured that the winner of this match would move on to take part of the No Way Out Match at Odyssey. On one hand, it would have been hilarious to see Shaker be obliterated in the match, but there was no chance that he’d defeat you. On the other hand, I just care so much about my vision of Showdown going through that I want the best of the best in the match. Let me announce to you and everyone at home that you, Jamie, will be the third man inserted into the No Way Out Match.
(For the first time in a while, a small smile formed on the face of Jamie O’Hara. A smile, genuine smile. Despite these past few weeks being difficult for him, being placed in this No Way Out Match is going to make his match against Mr. DEDEDE at Pain for Pride a reality.)
Ryan Wilson: You earned it. Now, I’m going to stop talking and let you continue your celebration.
(Ryan Wilson turns to the back as “Ultimate Battle” plays once again. Jamie O’Hara continues to celebrate inside the ring.)
Gavin Kirkland: THE NO WAY OUT MATCH JUST GOT MORE SEXIER!!!! :blessed: :blessed: :blessed:
Eve: What an announcement from Ryan Wilson, but it’s very deserving on Jamie O’Hara’s part! It’s a no brainer that he should be part of the match! It seems like things are looking up for him a bit!
Deadprez: It’s been an amazing show, but that’s all the time we have now! Signing off for Gavin Kirkland and Eve, I am Deadprez! Goodnight from the EAW Performance Center!
(EAW logo buzzes.)