(EAW intro plays.)
(RECAP BEGINS: Ryan Wilson begins the show with recapping the events of the previous Showdown as well as naming the first two participants in the No Way Out Match at Odyssey — Myles and The Ring Master. It fast forwards to a segment with him, Albert Hitchman and Lucas Johnson, who show their concerns about Xavier Williams being in for a PURE Championship, but Ryan informs them that he refuses to give Xavier a shot at the title due to him being gone for a few years, but instead makes Jake Smith versus Lucas Johnson, but Shane Gates doesn’t seem to be okay with the match up. Ryan gives Shane an opportunity to let himself into the match, but he needs to defeat Lucas in order to make the PURE Championship Match at Odyssey a Triple Threat Match.)
(RECAP: It highlights the successful Showdown debut of Veena Adams, who successfully defeated TNT. It fast forwards to the competitive match with Harper Lee taking on Myles. Near the end of the match, “ME!” by Taylor Swift featuring Brenden Urie plays, which distracts Harper and lets Myles capitalize for the victory.)
(RECAP: It fast forwards to Mr. DEDEDE looks to strip Chris Elite of his Gawd Contract. DEDEDE cuts a promo stating that Chris cancelling the Asia part of the tour was the last straw with him and he informs everyone that the Gawd Contract doesn’t overrule “The Gawd” and he looks to to set Chris’ Gawd Contract on fire. HRDO comes out and him and DEDEDE get in a back-and-forth exchange. HRDO claims that it’s not Chris who is losing his way, but DEDEDE himself. He claims that the only way to take away Chris’ Gawd Contract is by taking it like a man and by combat.)
(RECAP: It highlights the match between PURE Champion Jake Smith and Xavier Williams. It forwards towards the ending of the match as Xavier manages to connect Ashes of the Phoenix on Jake. Before Xavier can go for the cover, Alexis Chambers attacks Xavier before it turns into a two-on-one mugging. Alexis brings in the Chambers Family PTSD Invoker, but Harlow Reichert manages to come into even the odds as Jake and Alexis escape out of the ring. It gets announced that Jake and Alexis would take on Xavier and Harlow at Odyssey.)
(RECAP: It goes to Lance Blackfyre requesting Ryan Wilson to be part of the No Way Out Match. Ryan wonders why he would let Lance into the match, but Lance warns Ryan on what happens if he won’t, but Ahren Fournier comes into the shot and requests for Ryan to let him into the match, but Ryan denies the opportunity to Ahren. Lance tells Ahren to go away before these two go back-and-forth with each other. After a bit, Ryan announces that both will get the opportunity to earn their way into the match by facing each other next week.)
(RECAP: Later in the show, Candice Blair goes to Ryan Wilson about the No Way Out Match. She claims it’s the only way to avenge Cameron, but just like with Ahren Fournier, he denies her the opportunity in the match, claiming that she’s undeserving, but allows her the opportunity to earn her way into the match…against him.)
(It goes to the main event with Jamie O’Hara taking on Shaker Jones. Near the end of the match, Shaker takes down Jamie with a Whipsmash, but before he could go for the cover, Ryan Wilson comes out and claims that it goes against his vision of Showdown and injects the rest of the Bozo Victims Unit from the match as chaos erupts at ringside, but Jamie manages to win the match. After the match, Ryan comes out again and lets Jamie know that he earned his spot in the No Way Out Match at Odyssey. The recap ends with him celebrating in the ring.)
(The scene fades into the EAW Performance Center.)
(“Children of the Son” by Pipe Choir plays through the empty PA. Minerva comes out with the Universal Women’s Championship on her shoulder. She raises the title high in the air.)
Gina Romano: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN…PLEASE WELCOME AT THIS TIME… THE EAW UNIVERSAL WOMEN’S CHAMPION… “THE GYPSY MOTH” … MIIIIIIIIINNNNNNNNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEERRRRRRRRRRRVVVVVVAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: Hello, everyone! Welcome to Saturday Night Showdown! We begin the show with the super hot and eerie Minerva! Last night on Dynasty, she graced everyone’s presence as she was ringside during her opponent at Odyssey, Kasey Kaos’ match against Chris Elite! The match would end in disqualification as Minerva would end up attacking Kasey as a personal message to what she has to expect at Odyssey!
Deadprez: It can be argued that Kasey Kaos was seconds away from making Chris Elite tap out! If it wasn’t for Minerva, that probably would have been the result of the match up, but Minerva needed to lay out Kasey!
Eve: She enjoyed being sprayed ‘The Dark’ on her, even licking it off her face. :lupe:
Gavin Kirkland: Do you blame her? I’d do the same thing.
Eve and Deadprez: :skip:
(Minerva is already seen in the ring with a microphone in her hand as her entrance music dies down. Minerva takes a moment to decide on what she wants to say.)
Minerva: About a year ago, I was getting comparisons about looking a bit like my sister-in-crime, Constance Blevins. Now, I’m getting comparisons to the newcomer, Kasey Kaos. Kasey has the dark and mysterious presence that these people gravitate towards. Over time, it seems like she has won the hearts of the EAW Universe for the way and is that great? It’s not. When I first came into the scene, I wasn’t your prototypical barbie doll that you see getting the opportunities. I needed to scratch and claw for my opportunities because I wasn’t getting them handed on a silver platter. But Kasey? She was handed nothing more than a participation trophy for her efforts at Grand Rampage.
Minerva: Good ole StarrStan saw her efforts at Grand Rampage and that’s supposed to justify her reasoning to get a shot at the Universal Women’s Championship? I appreciate hard work more than anyone else, but I was given NONE of that when I was busting my ass off on Empire. I needed to earn my way to the Iconic Warfare Match. I needed to earn my shot at the Empire Tag Team Championships. Hell, I needed to earn my way towards the Unified Tag Team Championship Match at Pain for Pride unlike the rest of the competition, who just were inserted into the match. It’s no denying that this company has had it in for me since day one. I was overlooked by women like Andrea Valentine, Kassidy Heart, Felix Hartley, Serena Bennett and all the glorified barbies and divas that this company had to offer. Now, it seems like Kasey Kaos is the new flavor of the month in the women’s division. Despite being dark and eerie like myself, she hasn’t had it difficult whatsoever. In a way, that pisses me off how she was able to get this opportunity so easily, but I can assure Kasey that it’s going to be the only opportunity that she gets anytime soon.
Minerva: Kasey Kaos hasn’t been in the ring with a woman who is similar to her in a way. She has my perseverance. She has my ability to get up whenever taken down. I sprayed ‘The Dark’ at her and she smiled — just like I would have smiled if I had the same thing done to me. I took her down with Paradise Lost and she got right back up and I looked at the smile on her face. She didn’t stay down like my previous opponents. She didn’t just accept me taking her down. To me, that’s refreshing. I love being in the ring with an opponent who isn’t going to accept getting taken down. But, it’s also very annoying because it normally means that they’re going to be stubborn to keep down, but I like challenges. I embrace challenges like that and will not hesitate to use every tool in my arsenal to take down ‘Miss Mayhem’ herself. I’m not intimidated by Kasey Kaos.
Minerva: Last night on Dynasty, my purpose was to send a message to her and give her something to be impressed about. As Universal Women’s Champion, I needed to make an impression and let you know why I am holding this championship and why she won’t be touching this championship anytime soon. To me, this is nothing more than a little test for Kasey. This is only a little test to see how far she’s come along since her debut, but let’s remember that she hasn’t been in EAW for long. She hasn’t been in the ring with a champion like myself. This will be a true testament to see if she’s just nothing more than a flavor of the month with a dark and eerie presence or if she’s the real deal around these parts. I look forward to this match with her at Odyssey. I look forward to Kasey being another victim in my championship reign.
Minerva: When I said that the Universal Women’s Championship is going to take me to Pain for Pride, I mean it. Nothing is going to stop me from getting in that main event spot at Pain for Pride. I also see that at Fighting Spirit, a women’s No Way Out Match will take place. The winner of the match faces me at Pain for Pride. I’ll be watching the match real closely. Don’t think for a second that I haven’t forgotten about that match. It doesn’t matter if you’re Kasey Kaos or any of the women in the No Way Out Match, but I am taking no prisoners.
(Minerva drops her microphone before raising the Universal Women’s Championship high up her head as “Children of the Son” plays again.)
Eve: A huge statement from Minerva to Kasey Kaos and the women in the No Way Out Match at Fighting Spirit!
Gavin Kirkland: Minerva is really determined to retain that title at Odyssey and then at Pain for Pride! By how she managed to take Kasey Kaos down on last night’s Dynasty, I don’t see what’s going to stop Minerva from retaining the title in two weeks!
Deadprez: Wait! Look at the stage!
(The scene pans to Dynasty Elitist, Kasey Kaos on top of the stage, looking at Minerva. Minerva turns towards the stage as she manages to look at Kasey with a glare. Kasey is not moving forward to the ring. She seems quite comfortable on top of the stage. She tilts her head to the side before back to center.)
Kasey Kaos (off-mic): Tick, tock, Minerva. Tick, tock. Tick, tock. Tick, tock.
(Kasey Kaos forms a smirk on her face as Minerva raises the Universal Women’s Championship above her head, making sure that Kasey gets a good look at it. The scene fades to commercial break.)
(Commercial previewing tomorrow night’s very unique episode of Voltage!)
(The camera cuts back to ringside where ‘Nightcrawler’ by Travis Scott ft. Swae Lee & Chief Keef is heard blasting across the speakers.)
Deadprez: Well as you can see we have been joined by Bronson Daniels.
(The camera cuts out to reveal that the entire announce table has been enveloped in a cloud of smoke.)
Eve: Well maybe you can’t actually see. But I assure you that Bronson Daniels is currently at ringside with us.
Gavin Kirkland: Help! I can’t breathe! gagging noises
Eve: Gavin hasn’t gagged this much since the last time he visited our boss’ office.
Gavin Kirkland: Save me Eve! Take me away to someplace beautiful!
Deadprez: Anyway… what are you doing out here Bronson?
Bronson Daniels: Yoooo it should be obvious! I am out here to get fucking high! Oh and also to scout the competition! Just chill out and enjoy this match.
Eve: Well I will try if we can even see it… Might have to watch this one on our monitors…
(The camera pans up into the ring where Gina Romano is shown waving the smoke out of her face with her hand.)
Gina Romano: The following is a tag team match and it is scheduled for one fall!!! Introducing first!!!
(“Renegade” by Styx hits!!!)
Gina Romano: Introducing first from Austin, Texas weighing in at 260 pounds he is “The Renegade” ALEX BLADEEEEEEEEEEE!!!
(Alex Blade comes out to the ring praising God as he makes his way to the ring holding a rosary.)
Gavin Kirkland: Praise the lawd!
Eve: Don’t let your eyes deceive you. He may be a man of god but he is as sick and devious as any devil.
Deadprez: Truly a psychotic and dangerous individual. I’m not so sure I would want to team with him.
Bronson Daniels: Needs to get some of that good kush and chill out if you want my opinion.
(“Long Hard Times to Come” by Gangstagrass hits!!!)
Gina Romano: And his partner from Lexington, Kentucky weighing in at 220 pounds… “The Alpha Assassin” RAYLAN BRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRREEEEEEEEEEEEEEESS!!!!
(Raylan Brees comes out pointing trigger fingers towards the ring.)
Gavin Kirkland: Candice Blair is in the main event tonight. Get ready Eve because just like his song says there will be some Long Hard Times to Come tonight!
Bronson Daniels: He bringing guns out to the ring? Get the fuck down!
Deadprez: Chill it is just his fingers…
(“Pure Water” by Skepta hits!!!!)
Gina Romano: And their opponents… first from Kingston Upon Thames, England, United Kingdom weighing in at 200 pounds… “The Boss of Life” DRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRAY FONTANA!!!!
(Dray Fontana comes out looking aggressive and ready to kick some ass.)
Bronson Daniels: He ain’t no boss of my life! But for real where is he from again? That shit is long as fuck bro.
Gavin Kirkland: I don’t know I don’t pay any attention to those kinds of details.
Deadprez: I’m sure you don’t Gavin. But it is extremely important.
Eve: I would argue that the entrances are the most important part of any match.
(“Black Honey” by Thrice hits as a loud buzzing noise is heard from backstage.)
Gina Romano: And his partner from Sōka, Saitama, Japan weighing in at 187 pounds he is “The Silent Animal” MITSUBAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACHIIIIIIIIIIIII!!!!!!!!!!
(MITSUBACHI makes his way to the ring holding a glass case. The camera zooms in on it showing some sort of insect inside.)
Deadprez: MITSUBACHI is a strange man who lives in the environment of wild insects and understands everything about them. MITSUBACHI actually means honey bee in Japanese.
Gavin Kirkland: I see. That means that later tonight when Candice Blair comes out she too will be my MITSUBACHI <3 <3
Eve: You wish. But for real what kind of bugs is he bringing out here tonight? They seem very loud…
(The camera zooms in on them getting a close look at the massive insects inside.)
Bronson Daniels: Bro those are Murder Hornets!!!
Gavin Kirkland: I’m leaving.
Eve: Sit your ass down.
Deadprez: Those things better not escape the cage or I am suing the shit out of this company. I heard their stings feel like hot metal. This seems like a weapon that should be on Voltage not here on Showdown where we value our employee’s health and wellbeing.
(Security officers are shown confiscating the Murder Hornets from MITSUBACHI and taking them backstage as he yells profanities at them in Japanese.)
Bronson Daniels: He big mad.
(DING! DING! DING!)
Deadprez: It looks like we are starting things off here with MITSUBACHI against Alex Blade. MITSUBACHI CHARGES IN WITH A VICIOUS LARIATOOOO!!! Alex Blade sent flipping out of control as he lands hard in the corner. He pulls himself up… But MITSUBACHI charges in… and throws a hard shoulder thrust right into his opponent! Blade lifted up under the force of MITSUBACHI’s shoulders as he lands up on the top rope! He grabs the back of MITSUBACHI’s head trying to struggle free but MITSUBACHI cannot be stopped! Hard uppercut right there from MITSUBACHI rocking Blade on the top rope… He’s going to fall! No he balanced himself… He leaps off!!! Blade rolls through! Sunset Flip on MITSUBACHI!!!
Referee: ONE!!!! TWO!!!!!!!!!
Eve: Kickout right there from MITSUBACHI… but Alex Blade quickly transitions into a Crossface! No! Back elbow from MITSUBACHI breaks free! He grabs Blade around the neck as he pulls him back up… He drops him back first onto his knee! Blade falls down but pulls himself up on the ropes… MITSUBACHI rolls up Alex Blade!
Gavin Kirkland: Near immediate kickout from Alex Blade!!! MITSUBACHI pulls him back up as he kicks his ankle from behind dropping him to one knee… MITSUBACHI off the ropes… Running Bicycle Kick right to the face of Blade!!!! Down goes Blade with a thud as he slowly rolls out of the ring… MITSUBACHI looking to take some advantage here… He goes out onto the apron looking behind him what does he have planned here… ASAI MOONSAULT OFF THE APRON!!! HE LANDS RIGHT ON TOP OF ALEX BLADE ON THE OUTSIDE!!! MITSUBACHI throws Blade back into the ring as he follows in… But Raylan Brees trips him up on the ropes as he is climbing back into the ring!!! MITSUBACHI lands face first in the ring. He gets back up yelling at his opponent’s partner to mind his own business… But a rollup from Alex Blade from behind!!!!
Referee: ONEEEEEEE! TWO!!!!!!!!!!!! THR-
Bronson Daniels: Brooo he kicked out! That’s some big brain shit right there. I’m out here scouting these motherfuckers and I see homie pulling some straight up sneak shit. Legit shit right here I’m learning all kinds of things from these losers.
Bronson Daniels: I mean yeah. When they face me that is.
Eve: It looks like Alex Blade has had enough of dealing with MITSUBACHI as he makes the tag in to his partner Raylan Brees. In comes Brees and he is immediately on the attack stomping a mudhole into MITSUBACHI!!! It looks like Dray Fontana is calling for MITSUBACHI to tag him in now but I doubt Raylan intends to allow that to happen! Raylan running the ropes as MITSUBACHI is trying to make his way back to his feet… but a Baseball Slide connects right into his legs knocking him back down! Raylan slides in looking to make the pin right here… But MITSUBACHI rolls out of the ring to the apron! Raylan grabbing MITSUBACHI… But MITSUBACHI pulls him down neck first over the top rope! Raylan falls back into the ring gasping for air as MITSUBACHI quickly goes for the pin!
Referee: ONE!!!!!!! TWO!!!!!!!!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: Kickout from Raylan Brees. Dray Fontana calling MITSUBACHI over to his corner… He makes the tag! In comes Dray Fontana the freshest man in the match as he starts to hammer away at Raylan Brees! He lifts him up over his shoulders… BURNING HAMMER CONNECTS!!! The cover!!!
Deadprez: Raylan Brees powers out of the cover with authority! Raylan back up to his feet now as the Burning Hammer clearly had no effect! He is trading blows with Dray Fontana as they go back and forth! It appears that Dray is gaining the advantage here… No wait! Raylan off the ropes… Superkick connects! Raylan waiting for his opponent to get back up… Running Crossbody takes him down! But he doesn’t go for the cover instead stalking his opponent from behind… Running Cutter! No! He gets shoved off… but he lands on the ropes and Springboards off… right into a Tornado DDT! The cover!!!
Referee: ONE! TWO! THRE-
Bronson Daniels: Bro did he kick out of a Burning Hammer at less than one? I can’t be seeing this shit right. Like I see some crazy shit sometimes. One time I had an extra finger but like I still don’t know where that went. I keep looking but I ain’t never find it yo. For real can you help me out?
Gavin Kirkland: I got you Bronson. I will help you find it.
Bronson Daniels: crying Thank you Gavin. You are a true friend.
Gavin Kirkland: crying
Eve: Kickout from that Tornado DDT by Raylan Brees. He pulls Dray Fontana back up… but Dray rakes the eyes of his opponent! Raylan falls back… Dray with a chop block to the back of his leg… he transitions it right into an Ankle Lock! He’s gonna snap his ankle off! Raylan struggling to get to the ropes but Dray has it locked in tight! He crawling! He gonna make it all the way across the ring! Can he do it? Raylan really feeling the struggle. Believing in the struggle. Knowing the struggle. But can he make his escape? He almost there! Almost has his finger right where it needs to be!
Gavin Kirkland: Shoutout to the newest EAW Hall of Famer Chris Elite who more than anyone always has his finger right where it needs to be.
Deadprez: He gets his finger on the bottom rope! The referee orders the break!
Referee: ONEEEEEEEE! TWOOOOOOOO! THREEEEEEEEEE!! FOURRRRRRRRRRRR!!! FIVEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!! BREAK IT UP! I’M WARNING YOU! OH YOU BEING A LITTLE BITCH HUH? YOU KNOW WHAT I WILL DO TO YOU MOTHERFUCKER?
Dray Fontana: You what mate?
Referee: Oh shit.
Dray Fontana: That’s what I thought.
Deadprez: Dray Fontana breaks the hold as Raylan Brees is shown holding his ankle in pain. The damage may have already been done!!! Dray reaches down looking to grab the ankle of Raylan… but he rolls him up into a Small Package!
Referee: ONE! TWO!!! THREEEEEEEEEEE!!!!
(DING! DING! DIN-)
Eve: No! The kickout!
Bronson: Bro did you hear the bell ring a couple times? I could have sworn I heard it…
Deadprez: What are you talking about? The bell only rings when the match is over. Just like a three count. You can’t actually kick out after the bell rings or after a three count. If you are seeing that then you really must be living in some kind of different world…
Bronson Daniels: Mind blown.
Eve: Dray Fontana pulls Raylan Brees back up… but Raylan bitch slaps him hard across the face! Holy shit that scowl from Dray is terrifying! He slaps Raylan back! He grabs him from behind… grabs the arm… flips over and… RAPTURE KILLER CONNECTS! MY GOD THE ROTATION! BAH GAWD THE COVER!!!
Referee: ONEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!! TWOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!! THRRRRRRRRRRRRREEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!
(DING! DING! DING!)
Gina Romano: Here are your winners the tag team of Dray Fontana and MITSUBACHI!!!
(“Pure Water” by Skepta hits as the referee raises up the winner’s arms in victory!)
Bronson Daniels: Wow what a match! Congrats bros!!!
(Bronson Daniels is shown standing up on the announce table and clapping for his opponents.)
Gavin Kirkland: They are in the ring… that’s the other way?
Bronson Daniels: Nah bro I am pretty sure I see them over there…
Deadprez: It’s an empty building. There’s nobody that way…
(Bronson Daniels turns around to look at the ring. Dray Fontana is shown smirking at him alongside MITSUBACHI.)
Bronson Daniels: Oh shit! There they are!!!
Eve: audibly facepalms
Bronson Daniels: I did some good scouting. I learned a lot. I am going to beat their asses when we do some wrestling but for now I gotta go get me some of that good herb. I ran the fuck out already! That match was long!
Deadprez: It wasn’t even that long… but anyway congratulations to the winners and good effort to everyone else. Showdown is the future as we prove each and every week and these men are a big part of the reason why! Stay tuned for more of that sexy blue brand action! Ryan Wilson vs. Candice Blair in the main event! Five stars! Five stars! Five stars! Ten stars!
(The camera cuts to a commercial for Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul, South Korea which features the owners of the arena breaking down in tears because their dreams of hosting an EAW FPV was shattered by the coronavirus.)
(Showdown returns from commercial break as the camera pans to Veena Adams on the couch in Ryan Wilson’s office. Veena seems completely bored out of her mind as she looks at her phone at her social media accounts. Veena had been informed that Ryan wanted to see her in his office and Veena wondered if she did anything wrong. Even then, it’s not like she can go to her Uncle Ryan to clear the air, but Veena isn’t afraid of someone like Ryan. In her heart, she believed that she wasn’t afraid of anyone. She’s an Adams for crying out loud. They’re afraid of nothing. A moment passes as she heards a door open. Veena looks up from her phone as a disgusted look forms on her face.)
Veena Adams: Oh gawd, Handjob Leewhore…
(The camera turns to Harper Lee who is standing just a couple feet. She closes the office door as she tries to keep a calm composure on her face, but Harper cannot help herself to chuckle.)
Harper Lee: Not going to lie, you’re creative with your nicknames.
Veena Adams: Whatever. 🙄 Why are you here? Are you looking to secure your Pain for Pride spot?
Harper Lee: No, Ryan Wilson asked me to come here because he wanted to talk about Odyssey. I’m guessing with you here, he wants to talk to both of us about Odyssey.
Veena Adams: Wow, you are so smart. I would have not come to that conclusion on my own. 🙄
Harper Lee: I’m surprised that you even bothered to show up. I thought you would have ducked me again.
Veena Adams: Let’s be real Handjob, you aren’t worth my time. You aren’t the competitor that I am in the ring. I mean, come on. I was trained by the best that wrestling has to offer. You were trained by someone who got dumped via promo video. :mjlol: When we face each other at Odyssey, I will wipe the floor with you and show you that your place is nowhere near with the likes of me. It’s laughable that you even think that you can defeat me in a wrestling match. Did you see what I did to TNT last week? It’s almost like dealing with you. Both of you are fucking dumb and need to realize that you have no part in being in this brand, let alone this company. I’m going to embarrass you more than I did a few weeks ago and if I’m lucky, you’ll begin to realize that you don’t belong here and you never did.
Harper Lee: The comparison to TNT seems like a stretch, Veena, but I’m not going to be an easy person to defeat at Odyssey. You overlooking me is going to be a mistake on your part. It’s what you have done EVERY TIME, you face any of the women. Every time, it has bit you in the butt. Instead of learning from these mistakes, you continue with it, hoping to get a different result every time and you never do. Odyssey will not be anymore different from all your past matches with some of these women. You are going to be surprised when you don’t put me down in record time. Even with TNT, you had a bit of a struggle with him and we’re supposed to believe that you’re going to take me down with an ease? I don’t believe that, but continue to do you, Veena.
Veena Adams: I will.
(The door is heard opening again as Interim General Manager, Ryan Wilson walks inside. He can sense that the tension between Veena Adams and Harper Lee and it’s almost putting negative energy into the air.)
Ryan Wilson: Ladies, it seems like you got settled, but there’s a reason why I asked for the both of you to be here. Last week on Voltage, Captain Charisma announced the No Way Out Match to determine the number one contender for the Universal Women’s Championship at Pain for Pride. Now, I’m not here to hand anyone spots without earning them themselves, but I noticed that you’re one out of the two women’s matches on the card, so I figured why not raise the stakes for your match? At Odyssey, your match will be a No Way Out Qualifier. The winner of the matches moves onto Fighting Spirit to take part of the match.
Harper Lee: Wow, even more of a reason on why I need to defeat you at Odyssey, Veena.
Veena Adams: Oh please, I would love anything to wipe the floor with you, qualify for the match and wipe the floor with the rest of the whores in the match. What a way to prove that all of the other women are shit than winning the No Way Out Match and then headlining Pain for Pride? If the sight of me headlining Pain for Pride does not make your blood boil, then nothing will.
Harper Lee: No one’s blood is going to boil because I’m going to win at Odyssey. Do you not realize if you’re inserted inside the No Way Out Match, then it’s going to create a target on your back. Every woman that you’ve wronged and claimed that you hated is going to target you. Even though it may be satisfying to watch, it would be such a waste of a spot. Don’t you think so?
Veena Adams: It’s not, Handjob Leewhore, but you’ll see at Odyssey that you were wrong to be this confident. Never underestimate an Adams.
(Veena Adams bumps her shoulder on Harper Lee’s shoulder before making her way out of the office. The last shot is of Harper Lee looking at the direction that Veena left in. Her eyes are full of determination. With this added prize, it adds a ton of pressure to make sure that Veena does not win this match. If Veena wins this match, there’s no knowing what she’ll do in that No Way Out Match. The scene fades to ringside.)
(The camera fades back to the empty Performance Center as “Three Ain’t Enough” by Jim Johnston hits. The Ring Master steps out onto the stage with a wide, goofy smile across his face but it turns to disappointment in seeing no fans around the ring. Until he sees the camera, which returns his smile and plays it up to the fans watching at home as he makes his way to the ring.)
Gina Romano: The following contest is a No Way Out Preview match! Scheduled for one fall! Making his way to the ring, from Salisbury, Mayland! Weighing in at three hundred and twelve pounds! THE RIIIINNNNNGGGGG MMMMAAAAASSSSSTTTTTTEEEEERRRRRRRR!!!!
Deadprez: I don’t think any of us can really get over just how impressive The Ring Master was at Grand Rampage. What a stage, an opportunity it was for him to shine! And last week all that effort was rewarded when our General Manager Ryan Wilson granted him an opportunity to possibly headline Pain For Pride? Can you imagine it?
(“Enemy Strike” by Yuki Hayashi takes over as Myles makes his way out to the stage. A grin does little to hide the colder and more confident demeanor of Myles who stretches his arms out as he makes his way to the ring, ignoring the camera and thus the fans at home.)
Gina Romano: And his opponent! From Melbourne, Australia! Weighing in at two hundred and twenty seven pounds! HE IS ‘THE MANIFEST’!!!! MMMMMYYYYYYYLLLLLLLLLEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: I DON’T HAVE TO IMAGINE IT DEADPREZ BECAUSE THIS MAN RIGHT HERE IS GONNA BE THE ONE! And he’s going to make it THREE STRAIGHT WINS since coming back last month!
(DING! DING! DING!)
Deadprez: The bell rings and we’re underway! A No Way Out preview match, a great opportunity for both of these men to build on top of a fantastic number of weeks starting back at Grand Rampage. Both men lock up at the center of the ring into a collar and elbow tie up! Myles gets the upper hand by taking control of the wrist and twisting it around. The sharp turn of Ring Master’s wrist being distorted in another direction causes him to jolt but swing wildly. But with Myles being the quicker man he drops beneath it, releasing the wrist control and floats behind into a waist lock but Ring Master fires away with a back elbow connecting with Myles flush on the jaw! That might have stunned Myles a bit as he reels towards the ropes before coming charging back, immediately racing towards Ring Master looking to take his larger and more built opponent off his feet with a shoulder block.
Eve: :wow: Ring Master barely flinches! He’s even gesturing to do it again!
Deadprez: And Myles complies. With confidence Myles bounces back off the ropes and again tries to knock Ring Master off his feet with a shoulder block but AGAIN Ring Master stands firm with both feet planted. Ring Master indicating that he wants to be tested for a third time BUT MYLES CONNECTS WITH A FOREARM TO THE SIDE OF THE JAW! No more attempts as Myles begins to fire away with repeated forearms to the jaw, trying to bring Ring Master down to his knees. But Ring Master manages to back himself up into the ropes and the referee intervenes to break Myles away.
Ref: ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR!
Gavin Kirkland: That’s a cowards way out! Refusing to stand and fight toe to toe with Myles.
Eve: Rules are rules Gavin.
Deadprez: Myles does raise his hands BUT HE TRIES TO RAKE THE EYES OF RING MASTER! But Ring Master sees it coming and swats the right hand of Myles away before connecting with a closed right fist of his own! It’s enough to send Myles stumbling back towards the center of the ring and Ring Master explodes forwards! Taking Myles down with a body tackle! Ring Master immediately scrambles into the cover and hooks a leg.
Gavin Kirkland: Of course Myles kicked out! It’s going to take more than a lame little body tackle to keep him down!
Eve: He’s well aware of that as he immediately takes control of the head of Myles who tried to reach up off the canvas and cinches in the sleeper hold! The tree-trunk like arm of Ring Master being wrapped beneath the jaw of Myles, trying to wear him down, forces him to take big gasps for air. Myles now though, trying to fight back to a vertical base but has to now carry the more than three hundred pound body weight of Ring Master on his back! And Ring Master cinches the sleeper hold in a little deeper, trying to keep Myles down on the canvas. Myles’ knee buckles slightly and causes him to drop down to a single knee, the weight feeling a little too much at the moment.
Deadprez: But Myles doesn’t relent and exerts as much energy as possible to reach back to a vertical base and he does! Ring Master tries to cinche it in deeper without the hold becoming an illegal one and Myles seizes the opportunity to spin out still holding onto one of Ring Master’s arms– LARIAT!!!
Gavin Kirkland: BAH GAWD DID YOU SEE THE SWEAT GO FLYING OFF THE CHEST OF RING MASTER? MEAT SLAPPING MEAT :drool:
Eve: And Ring Master definitely felt the full force of that one! Wavering on his feet as Myles takes the chance to catch his breath…AND RING MASTER DROPS HIM BACK DOWN TO THE CANVAS WITH A HEADBUTT!!! STRAIGHT INTO ANOTHER COVER!
Ref: OOOONNNNNNEEEEEEE!!!! TTTTTTWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!
Deadprez: Kickout from Myles! Getting that shoulder up off the mat just after the count of two! This match hasn’t quite been favorable for Myles so far with Ring Master just having a little too much size, power and weight for Myles to take control of this match. Both men now back to their feet but it’s Ring Master applying the pressure, firing away with a backhand chop across the chest, sending Myles reeling into the corner. Ring Master now following up with a second before taking control of the wrist and whipping Myles across the ring. But Myles gets a foot up on the middle turnbuckle and connects with an elbow, stunting a charging Ring Master but again, Ring Master tries to shake it off and comes racing back! This time Myles steps out of the way but Ring Master has the awareness to stop himself from crashing into the corner. ENZIGURI TO THE BACK OF THE HEAD FROM MYLES! It might have just rocked Ring Master enough to create an opening! Ring Master slumps down to a knee with his back still turned to Myles– WHO DELIVERS A STIFF STOMP TO THE BACK OF THE HEAD! GOOD LORD! THE BOOT BEING VICIOUSLY DRIVEN INTO THE BACK OF RING MASTER’S HEAD WHO TURNS TO COVER UP! A SECOND AND THIRD STOMP BEFORE THE OFFICIAL STEPS IN.
Ref: ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR!
Eve: And again Myles pauses adhering the official’s warning. Ring Master pulls himself back to his feet but Myles is there to meet him! Myles pulls Ring Master towards the center of the ring, hoisting him up for a suplex, all three hundred and twelve pounds in an impressive display of his strength …and dropping Ring Master back down to the mat with a Falcon Arrow with an emphatic thud! He hooks the legs for a cover!
Ref: OOOONNNNNNEEEEEEE!!!! TTTTTTWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: RING MASTER KICKS OUT! HE STAYS ALIVE! The eyes of Myles not showing frustration or concern, just someone whose trying to figure out his next course of action. He knows how impressive and how big a win here tonight would be heading into Odyssey in two weeks time.
Deadprez: The wheels are beginning to spin in the mind of Myles as Ring Master takes full advantage of the moment to roll outside the ring to catch his breath. Though look, Myles rises to his feet with bad intentions on his mind! Myles races towards the opposite side of the ring before charging back– TOPE CON GIRO!!! THE DIVE OVER THE TOP ROPE– BUT RING MASTER CATCHES HIM! RING MASTER WITH HIS BASE PLANTED MANAGES TO CATCH MYLES AND LAUNCHES MYLES INTO THE BARRICADE WITH THE BELLY-TO-BOOTY!
Gavin Kirkland: :damn: :damn: :damn: He just wiped Myles out completely!
Eve: But that might have just been the last ounce he had! Ring Master is down and out right next to Myles. Not even the referee knows what to do! Both men are only just now beginning to stir on the ground, looking to get back to their feet at all.
Deadprez: And despite the blow he took it’s Myles who’s back up first, throwing a wild right punch that connects! But Ring Master responds with one of his own! These two competitors for the No Way Out match are slugging it out; blow for blow, punch for punch! SUPERKICK! NO! A superkick from Myles is blocked by Ring Master! But now Ring Master swings for the Power Clothesline but Myles ducks and cuts him off with a calf kick! SUPERKICK! This time it connects! Ring Master tries to remain upright, at a vertical base but Myles grabs him by the back of the head AND RAMS HIM INTO THE EXPOSED, UNFORGIVING STEEL RING POST! A NASTY COLLISION WITH THE RING MASTER’S HEAD COLLIDING FLUSH, SENDING HIM CRUMBLING TO THE FLOOR. OH WOW THAT WAS A SICKENING THUD THAT ECHOED THROUGHOUT THE EMPTY PERFORMANCE CENTER!
(The official steps out of the ring again to check on Ring Master who barely moves. But as the official checks on Ring Master, Myles interjects himself in between and forces the referee away)
Myles (No Mic): No, no, no, no, no. We’re not done yet.
Gavin Kirkland: Damn it I was to love you Myles but you’re making it extremely difficult to do so! Ring Master might have a concussion from that impact.
Eve: I don’t think he cares at all Gavin!
Deadprez: No he doesn’t! Myles drags Ring Master back up to his feet using the straps and rolls him back into the ring. Ring Master has been slowed right down, he’s barely able to stir on the canvas but Myles immediately pounces into the full mount and begins to rain down stiff forearm shots, aiming for the temple, the upper side of Ring Master’s head. One, two, three, four, five, six over and over again. Now the forearms change to elbows to the crown. The boney point of the elbow being driven right into the very top of Ring Master’s head who is barely capable of covering up, barely able to protect himself from these unforgiving and relentless shots.
Gavin Kirkland: The official warns Myles to give Ring Master a chance but I don’t think Myles is interested at all! He smells blood in the water and he’s not letting Ring Master get even a second to breath.
Deadprez: Myles pulls Ring Master back to his feet but Ring Master is in no shape, he stumbles back into the ropes, trying his best to cling to the top to keep himself up right.
Eve: And I don’t like the gaze in Myles’ eyes at all. A methodical approach, he’s just willingly picking apart Ring Master as he desires and Ring Master isn’t in any kind of capacity to even stand on his feet, let alone continue in this match.
Deadprez: I think it’s about to get worse, Eve. A lightbulb might have just flickered on in the mind of Myles who begins to try to trap the arms of Ring Master in the ropes! Ring Master still with enough wherewithal to realise the dire straits he finds himself in as he tries to fight off Myles, trying to stop himself from being tied up in the ropes. But Myles simply brushes off every wayward, lacking punch thrown by Ring Master and he successfully ties the arms of Ring Master in between the top and middle ropes! Myles backs away…AND CHARGES FORWARD WITH ALL HIS ENERGY TO CONNECT WITH A SICKENING RUNNING KNEE STRAIGHT TO THE UNPROTECTED SKULL OF RING MASTER! HIS HEAD SNAPPING BACK ON IMPACT BUT STILL TIED UP IN THE ROPES! MYLES BACKS OFF, CHARGERS AGAIN AND CONNECTS WITH A SECOND RUNNING KNEE! RING MASTER IS TRYING TO REMAIN AWAKE, REMAIN ALERT, TRYING TO UNTIE HIMSELF WITH THE REFEREE TRYING TO ASSIST.
Gavin Kirkland: LOOK OUT!!!
Deadprez: A THIRD RUNNING KNEE CONNECTING ON A HAPLESS RING MASTER! THE REFEREE BARELY ABLE TO GET OUT OF THE WAY BUT MANAGED TO GET AT LEAST ONE ARM OF RING MASTER’S FREE FROM THE ROPES. RING MASTER COMPLETELY COLLAPSES FORWARD TO THE FEET OF MYLES! MYLES, SHAKING HIS HEAD, HE KNOWS HE HAS THIS MATCH DONE! MYLES HOISTS A DAMN NEAR LIFELESS RING MASTER UP OFF THE CANVAS AND INTO THE PUMPHANDLE POSITION. HE LIFTS HIM UP! DE FACTOOOO!! THE SPINNING PUMPHANDLE SAMOAN DROP CONNECTS DRIVING RING MASTER INTO THE CANVAS. MYLES COVERS WITHOUT EVEN HOOKING THE LEG.
Ref: OOOONNNNNNEEEEEEE!!!! TTTTTTWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!! TTTTHHHHHHRRRRREEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!
(DING! DING! DING!)
(“Enemy Strike” by Yuki Hayashi hits as Myles slowly rises to his feet, always remaining above Ring Master and staring down at him even as the referee raises his hand in victory before snatching it away. Myles pauses for a moment to enjoy his victory over his defeated opponent.)
Gina Romano: Here is your winner…MMMMMYYYYYYYLLLLLLLLLEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!
Deadprez: What was otherwise a fantastic back and forth battle ultimately came down to Ring Master taking a blow to the head that he couldn’t recover from and a blow in which Myles took full advantage of! Love it or hate it, we all know The Ring Master wouldn’t have given up and as long as the match was still going on, Myles wasn’t letting him get a chance to recover.
(The referee helps The Ring Master exit the ring as a second and third medical official assists. One of the doctors begins to conduct a concussion test.)
Eve: Some real concern for The Ring Master here tonight and we hope for the very best. But as you said Deadprez, Myles just did everything he had to do and now he’s one week closer to an opportunity of a lifetime with all the momentum in the world!
(The camera focuses on Myles, standing at the top of the stage with a wide grin on his face looking down at Ring Master and the medical staff as the camera fades to black.)
(Commercial break recapping last night’s Dynasty.)
( Showdown returns from commercial break as “Invincible” by Pop Smoke plays through the speakers of the EAW Performance Center. Chris Elite walks out through the curtain dressed in a “May SK” jean jacket vest and an unzipped hoodie beneath as well as his ring gear for bottoms. He is accompanied by Big Mike, and the two make the short walk to the ring in order for Chris to address recent events. )
Gina Romano: Ladies and Gentlemen please welcome at this time… CHRRRRIIIIISSS EEEEEELLIIITEEEEEEEEEE!!!!
Deadprez: The man with the Gawd Contract and originally Showdown’s own Chris Elite is in the house tonight.
Gavin Kirkland: Don’t you dare sell this man short, Deadprez! We aren’t just looking at any regular Elitist! We’re also talking about a Class of 2020 EAW HALL OF FAMER! Gawds Given Greatness was a legend from day one, but what an exclamation point this induction will be to really an incredible run he’s had over the last number of years!
Eve: You really are an asskisser aren’t you Gavin.
Gavin Kirklan: Eve with the dickeating :noah:
Eve: In all seriousness I’m definitely not an anti-Chris Elite gal. Congratulations are certainly in order to Chris for an amazing feat, there are very few things as validating in this business as entering the EAW Hall of Fame. We’ve seen World Champions come and go, authority figures come and go, different people come and bear the banner for EAW, but a Hall of Fame ring puts you in a distinct class. However Chris Elite isn’t here to reflect upon his career, Chris Elite is here to respond to the EAW Chairman Mr. DEDEDE himself after having his Gawd Contract nearly taken from his hands during last week’s Showdown.
Deadprez: Last week DDD was going to literally set Chris Elite’s Gawd Contract in a blaze, but he was stopped by the EAW Vice President HRDO himself and reminded that…well… it ain’t that easy!
Gavin Kirkland: In The Chairman’s defense, he feels as though Chris Elite has far exceeded the limitations of that contract with some of the decisions Chris has made. It’s Chris Elite who is the reason why we are running shows from the EAW Performance Center, and in the move that set DDD off perhaps more than any other, he has single handedly CANCELLED our May Asia Tour! The Chairman’s ire has brought Gawd Given Greatness here to Showdown tonight to respond, and we will hear from him right now.
( “Invincible” dies down and Chris Elite has a microphone in hand. )
Chris Elite: Iight so Ima just address the elephant in the room here… I’m really a Hall of Famer :krabs: !!!!!!!!
( Big Mike gives Chris Elite a one-man round of applause. Chris Elite takes it in. )
Chris Elite: Not gonna lie I found out yesterday and it meant a lot then but it’s really starting to hit me :lupe: I’m wondering if I should prepare my speech or just speak from the heart completely off of the dome piece. Nonetheless my Hall of Fame ring is going to be a special moment, one that is long time coming, and it’s not the only ring I plan on securing if you know what I mean.
Big Mike: You getting married, Bhris?
Chris Elite: No stoopid I mean I plan on becoming champion again. That’s still my long term goal and the goal of every single wrestler. Becoming champion was what put that drive in me to beat Jamie O’Hara the so called “greatest champion in EAW history” and beat Ryan Adams the so called “greatest Elitist of all time”. And not even disputing either of those claims but I damn sure proved that there’s more to me than just some sideshow act that these eaters used to take me as.
And speaking of Ryan Adams I see he’s big mad because I moved my weight around and fucked up his stupid little schedule. All because I refused to do his bidding and let his draconian leadership get us all killed. Listen I was not about to fuck around and fly to Asia just to contract some Wanton Flu to line this bozos pockets. Shitting me. Like Ima catch Asian AIDS just to finance his gold digging broads fancy living lifestyle, again shittin me. I’ll let this whole company go the way of Neiman Marcus before I compromise my health and I know what yall might be thinking, “Oh Chris if you don’t wanna performance in Asia then stay off the cards” :dahell: Then how the fuck am I supposed to remain competitive, are you dumb. Listen I am a COMPETITOR, I am not even cool with being left off of cards most shows, why do you think I got sick of being on Showdown? That stupid bitch Jenny Punk thought she owned me and thought she could play with my career because she was kissing my dick and telling me all the things I wanna hear. “Chris you and Ahren are the true faces of my brand” behind the scenes mean while I’m taking the backseat to Jamie and his now deceased wife.
Anyways Ryan if you really have a problem with how I conduct business you could always say wassup then , you know like a man would. I’m not even hard to find either like I’m the loudest one in the room most times. But you just wanted to terminate my GAWD contract like the pussy whipped bitch you are and my friend I’m sorry but I don’t respect that. Plus you would have sank your whole fucking ship for no good reason because believe me I had my Jewish lawyer read through that shit more than a few times and this thing really is bullet proof. You would think you would know better than to trip wire your own landmines so to speak but I know you old and senile so you prolly don’t even know how powerful your own fucking contract is-
( “Let It Go” by A$AP Ferg hits, and Mr. DEDEDE walks out through the curtain dressed in a full Brioni ‘Primo’ suit with the top two buttons of his shirt undone. He carries the Answers World Championship over one shoulder and has a microphone of his held in another hand. DDD stops at the top of the ramp and his music slowly dies down. )
Chris Elite: Mr. Adams what a pleasure it is for you to finally join us !
Mr. DEDEDE: Chris, truly a pleasure.
Chris Elite: Fashionably late Mr. Adams as usual, say it is weird seeing you without your wife to protect you.
Mr. DEDEDE: I figured I’d spare her the anguish of having to see your shit-eating disgusting little face again.
Chris Elite: O my bad I figured you was too busy pimping her out to big black men again, since that is your fetish after all.
Mr. DEDEDE: If that were true I’d have pimped her out to your guy over there Big Mike, but I know you would rather save him for yourself.
Chris Elite: And what gives you that impression faggo- I mean o fearless leader 😃
Mr. DEDEDE: Well word on the street is you use those fingers for a lot more than shitposting on the internet.
Chris Elite: Damn hard foul chief Ima have to hit you with a TEC. Speaking of which how is Amari Steele doing by the way?
Mr. DEDEDE: Couldn’t tell you Chris, hey look I want to be the first one to come out here and congratulate you for your induction into the 2020 EAW Hall of Fame :clap:
Chris Elite: You’re too kind !!!
Mr. DEDEDE: In the words of Henrique Fernandez I am truly misty eyed. I am an emotional wreck. I am on the verge of sobbing at any moment. I am just so proud.
Chris Elite: Wow tears already and I ain’t even reached my final form yet, wait til I use the Gawd Contract to name the Hall of Fame after myself! 😀
Mr. DEDEDE: Wait til l I fire your ass myself 😀
Chris Elite: Wait til I sue you and the company myself 😀Wait til I run the company myself 😀Wait til I send you running to the very same weebs you blackballed myself 😀
Mr. DEDEDE: Not even in your wildest fantasy Chris. Not even in the most vivid fever dream imaginable could it ever happen. Be satisfied that you are allowed to even make it to the Hall of Fame period in the first place buddy. I damn sure ain’t the guy who nominated you to make it, yet I’m willing to tolerate your induction all the same. What I cannot tolerate is the blatant dick swinging afforded to you only by my Gawd Contract. I know you are a confused guy in many many ways Chris, after all you’re a bald headed bum with an absentee father and a light skin boriqua for a mother who doesn’t know whether he has the hood pass or not to say the n-word. Homophobic as a muthafucka but does full splits in spandex to entertain the marks. Then claims he doesn’t care about the very same heavy breathing neckbeards when he dresses like a Marvel comic book character. You in every way are a confused sack of a shit and I can think of no better example than your perception of power. And the illusion that you have of it. And by illusion, I really mean, the lies you convinced yourself of when you told yourself you actually have any power to begin with.
Chris Elite: OK Ryan, so then go ahead and bring back the crowds already bozo. Go ahead.
( DDD shakes his head and smirks. )
Chris Elite: Nah go ahead, bring back the Asia tour then. Go and do it right now.
( No response. )
Chris Elite: Exactly. PUSSY. You can’t. PUSSY. THAT’S power. Listen I ain’t on no Game of Thrones shit, I’m not here to usurp you on some Lannister shit and become the next supreme leader over everybody’s lives. I know you need authority to make yourself feel special Ryan but I promise you we are not all as desperate for attention and thirsty for validation as you are. But you need to understand like your wife needs to understand that Chris Elite is gonna do what Chris Elite wants to do. I don’t think it makes me a bad guy or worthy of your contempt just because I don’t need to grovel at your feet and kiss your ass the way the rest of this company does. Everyone else is too damn scared to speak up and defend themselves against Big Bad Ryan Adams but I already did it once and become a very successful man doing it. All I’m looking for is more success and there’s not a gotdamn thing your old flabby ass can do about it Mr. People’s Champ. Take that L as a lesson and not a loss and let the hurt go ma.
Mr. DEDEDE: You know what now that you mention my wife, even though she isn’t here already, I’ll be totally honest with you Chris. She’s the reason why I’m here right now to address you tonight. Because after HRDO got in my face and inserted himself in my business, it was Kassidy right there beside me who had the integrity to tell me exactly what I needed to hear. You want to know what Kassidy told me? She told me, “HRDO is right.”
Yeah, as it turns out, what I needed to hear wasn’t exactly what I wanted to hear. But she told me right in this ring last week, off the hot mic, that HRDO is right. I don’t need to confront you with litigation, or with contractual termination. You won that Gawd Contract the exact same way you are destined to lose it. That’s what SHE told me. And instantly I understood, not just because it was coming from her, but because when you put it that way it makes goddamn sense. And Chris this is where you come in. Because you claim to be a competitor right? You claim to be hungry for a challenge right? Well you’ve got Diamond Cage next week at Gateway To Glory. And I’m here to tell you right now, that the following week at Odyssey, you come face to face with ME.
Gavin Kirkland: MR. DEDEDE VS CHRIS ELITE AT ODYSSEY?!
Chris Elite: Now you speaking my language Ryan. But there is just one problem.
Mr. DEDEDE: And what would that be?
Chris Elite: I don’t have to do shit you tell me bozo. Fuck you suck my dick. Who the fuck are YOU to tell I gotta show up to Odyssey and do a god damn thing? I’ll show up to be topped off by your big tittied DSL having wife before I show up to face you. Fuck outta here.
Mr. DEDEDE: So in other words you’re too chicken shit.
Chris Elite: No, in other words, you want very badly for it to be DDD vs SK III with my Gawd Contract up for grabs. But what’s in it for me? You haven’t answered that part. You just magically assume “because my name is Ryan Adams and I’m 400 years old” that shit is gonna go your way. That ain’t how the real world works my guy. You supposed to be this clever business man right? You good at making deals right? Well you businessman, and I’m a business…man. As far as I’m concerned I don’t do shit unless it’s for profit. So I’ll ask you again, what’s in it for me?
( DDD gives Chris Elite this death glare, not expecting this kind of rebuttal from him. )
Mr. DEDEDE: I’ll put my Answers World Title on the line.
Eve, Deadprez & Gavin: :damn: !!!
Chris Elite: Ayo can’t stunt you piqued my interest with that one! You and me? Answers World Title? IDK though not sure if I like Kassidy at ringside. I don’t need this bitch biting my head off any time her husband is on the brink of defeat.
Mr. DEDEDE: Then I’ll keep Kassidy away from that match. I don’t have any problems doing away with you.
Chris Elite: (thinking) OK OK that sounds a little bit more like it!
Mr. DEDEDE: Then it’s settled.
Chris Elite: Not yet chief. So far so good. DDD vs Elite for the Answers World Title, no Kassidy ringside, with my Gawd Contract on the line. Issa good start. But it aint enough just yet.
( DDD can barely contain his anger. )
Chris Elite: Don’t worry old man I’m willing to negotiate with you. After all you already have something to sacrifice in that Answers World Title, and I have something to sacrifice with my Gawd Contract on the line. But see I still don’t fuck with the idea of being put in a match by another man. Letting another man book your matches is a lot like letting another man call you daddy :dame: And I ain’t with that suspect shit. But I am willing to compromise with letting you book me in a match for Odyssey… if I get to book YOU in a match of my own… against somebody of my choosing. Just to humble you a bit, show you that you not really God.
Mr. DEDEDE: (gritting his teeth) What match, against who.
Chris Elite: snaps his fingers Ima genius. I think I know the right person. The bitch you been ducking for months now. Next week live on Showdown you are going to go one on one… with HARLOW REICHERT!
Eve: :mjlol: YES !!!!!
Deadprez and Gavin: :damn: !!!!
Mr. DEDEDE: You have to be fucking kidding me.
Chris Elite: If you want to see me in the ring at Odyssey, I better see you in this ring next week.
( “Invincible” by Pop Smoke comes back on and Chris Elite drops the mic. Chris and Big Mike joke with one another in the ring while DDD stands on the stage simmering with rage. )
Eve: TWO HUGE MATCHES HAVE BEEN ANNOUNCED! AT SHOWDOWN’S FPV ODYSSEY TWO WEEKS FROM TONIGHT WE WILL SEE CHRIS ELITE AGAINST MR. DEDEDE IN A “CONTRACT VS TITLE” MATCH, WHERE IF CHRIS ELITE LOSES, HE WILL NO LONGER HAVE THE GAWD CONTRACT!
Deadprez: And if Chris wins, he becomes the ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPION!
Eve: AND NEXT WEEK, this is great, NEXT WEEK, DDD MUST FINALLY GO ONE ON ONE AGAINST HARLOW REICHERT HERSELF – A WOMAN WHO WAS ROBBED OF AN ANSWERS WORLD TITLE OPPORTUNITY! I CAN’T WAIT FOR HARLOW TO GET HER HANDS ON DDD!
Gavin Kirkland: Our Chairman looks like he’s got murder on his mind :lupe:!!!! I hope Chris realizes the severity of the situation he’s in! DDD is still on his head and after seeing what happened to Cameron Ella Ava I don’t think you particularly want a guy like this as your enemy!
Deadprez: Chris Elite knows what it’s like to have DDD as his enemy from the past and he’s come out for the better, but this time he could come out with an Answers World Championship!
Eve: High stakes situations making for some exciting times, at long last we are getting DDD vs Harlow :blessed:
(The screen goes pitch black and a series of words are shown on the screen although all bloody. They say the words “PEOPLE=SHIT” as Shane Gates’ theme is blasted and fire is blasted out from the stage. Shane Gates comes out with his wife in tow. Shane wears his signature airplane jacket from his Japan days although all scratched and bloodied up. Shane walks down the ramp with Angela Grant. Shane proceeds to spit into the empty chairs as he laughs and continues to walk down the ramp…)
Gina Romano: This Match is scheduled for ONE FALL! Introducing first, from Huntington Beach, California, weighing in at 213 pounds…. “THE DYNASTY OF SHOWDOWN” SHANE GATES!!!
(The referee holds the ropes open for him as Shane Gates steps in, climbing the second rope, he raises his arms in the empty arena while Angela claps.)
Deadprez: Here is Shane Gates, a staple in the Showdown brand and a huge opportunity for him, winning tonight means he is added to the PURE Championship Match along with the very man he will face tonight and Jake Smith, the Champion.
Eve: That is right, we have some high stakes here and Shane Gates wants that opportunity.
Gavin Kirkland: He better be ready because the man he’s facing already has his spot in the match and proven why.
(Gates theme dies down, “Young and Bitter” by Hot Tag Media starts to play, Lucas Johnson walks down to the ring wearing his Beats by DRE headphones that was given to him by his manager Albert Hitchman as he blasts music with an intense look on his face.)
Gina Romano: And His opponent, accompanied by his manager, ALBERT HITCHMAN! He hails from Atlanta, Georgia, weighing in at 205 pounds… he is the “THE WRESTLING MACHINE” LUCAS JOHNSON!!!
(Lucas reaches the ring apron his manager Hitchman gives him one last prep talk as he gives the middle finger to his doubters as he enters his yard.)
Deadprez: Already with a title shot and he is looking to deny Gates, this match is going to be a war.
Gavin Kirkland: Both of these guys have been climbing the ladder, Gates thinks he should be in that match, guess we will see just how bad he wants it.
Eve: This match will tear the roof off and they look ready to get this started. I am sure Jake Smith and Alexis Chambers are watching intently.
(Referee checks both men before signaling for the bell…)
(DING!!!!! DING!!!!! DING!!!!!)
(Lucas and Gates circle the ring before locking up.)
Deadprez: Lucas quickly uses his strength! He powers Gates back with a hard forearm to the chest, then another! And another! He is really beating him down early, a whip to the ropes, clothesline, no Gates ducks, bounces back from the ring and flying body press! NO! Lucas catches him in mid-air and SLAMS Gates down! Running against the ropes dropping a huge elbow! He doesn’t go for a count, instead picking Gates up by the hair, HE LIFTS HIM UP IN A GUERILLA PRESS SLAM! E HAS HIM UP IN THE AIR…. EYE RAKE BY GATES!
Eve: Lucas is forced to release the hold! Gates falls behind him, wrapping his arms around Lucas, German Suplex! He released it and took Lucas over! Gates is bouncing off the middle rope, LEG DROP on Lucas and he goes for the first cover!
Eve: Lucas kicks out quick! Gates knows that the power is on Lucas’ side, he needs to use his speed and savvy to win this match with so much on the line. We also know that Jake Smith is watching with Alexis Chambers somewhere in this building and he doesn’t want another participant in the match!
Gavin Kirkland: Who would!? Gates is trying to weasel his way into this, but I can appreciate Angela, as she is yelling encouraging words to her husband and yet looking over and winking at me! Gates though is trying to beat down Lucas with a series of boots! He is kicking him down, a good strategy, the last thing he wants is Johnson getting back up! Gates runs against the ropes, he tries a punt kick! Lucas gets out of the way at the last minute, he turns right into a Belly to Belly suplex! Hitchman is happy, screaming out to his client as he takes the advantage!
Deadprez: Gates strategy is not working, he is trying to go toe to toe with this man, Lucas can break him apart! If he wants to be a part of the PURE Championship match, he better figure something out fast! As Lucas is right there when Gates is up, a few stiff rights to Gates stifles him, kicking him in the stomach, Gator Roll! Lucas jumps on Shane Gates for the cover!
Eve: Shane Gates kicks out! Lucas is pounding away on him, lifting him quickly to his feet and a vicious Irish Whip into the turnbuckle! Lucas charges in but Angela quickly pulls Gates out of the way, Lucas rams hard into the turnbuckle! He stumbles back right into THE KILL SHOT! SPINEBUSTER INTO A SUPERKICK! LUCAS IS DOWN AND GATES RUNNING TOWARDS THE ROPES, MOONSAULT! HE GOES FOR A COVER!
Eve: LUCAS POWERS OUT! He kicked right out of that! Gates is in shock, but he is wasting no time, a Shining Wizard! NO! LUCAS DROPPED DOWN, TRIPS UP SHANE GATES, THEN MUSCLES HIM UP INTO THE GERMAN SUPLEX, MY GOD WHAT POWER! WE HAVE ANOTHER COVER!
Gavin Kirkland: KICK OUT BY GATES AT THE LAST SECOND! HIS DREAM OF A PURE CHAMPIONSHIP WAS ALMOST GONE! Lucas has been in control for most of this match, he grabs Shane Gates, going for a Swagger Bomb and HE CONNECTS! ALBERT HITCHMAN IS YELLING AT ANGELA AND TELLING LUCAS TO CLIMB THE ROPES! LUCAS GETTING TO THE VERY TOP, WHAT IS HE DOING!? SHOOTING STAR PRESS!!!! NO! GATES WITH THE KNEES UP! LUCAS LANDED AND IS BUCKLED OVER HOLDING HIS STOMACH AND HERE COMES GATES! HE WRENCHES LUCAS INTO DEAD MAN!!! THE INVERTED SITDOWN SIDE POWERBOMB!!!!
Deadprez: WE ARE ABOUT TO SEE THE PURE CHAMPIONSHIP BECOME A TRIPLE THREAT!!! THE REFEREE IS THERE FOR THE COVER!
Deadprez: HITCHMAN PULLS GATES OFF! LOOK AT ANGELA JUMP RIGHT IN THE FACE OF HITCHMAN! HE JUST MIGHT HAVE COST GATES THE MATCH! GATES CAN’T BELIEVE IT! HE PICKS UP LUCAS AND LIFTS HIM UP FOR CALIFORNIA DESTRUCTION! NO! LUCAS BLOCKS IT, A HEAD BUTT ON THE CHIN OF GATES STUNS HIM! SKULL CRUSHING FINALE!!! GOODNIGHT SHANE GATES THIS ONE IS OVER!
Eve: THIS TIME ANGELA PULLS LUCAS OFF GATES! HE IS IN SHOCK! THE REFEREE IS ARGUING WITH ANGELA! LUCAS GETS UP, HE GRABS SHANE GATES, SETTING HIM UP AS GATES IS SLOWLY STANDING UP WOBBLY…LUCAS RUNS WITH THE CLAYMORE KICK! NO!!! GATES FALLS LITERALLY TO THE MAT AND LUCAS JUST CRASHED AND BURNED!!!! GATES SLOWLY GETS UP, HE RUNS AGAINST THE ROPES AND HITCHMAN TRIPS UP GATES! HE FALLS TO THE MATS! LUCAS IS GETTING BACK UP AS HITCHMAN THROWS HIM SOMETHING! WHAT IS THAT!? LOOKS LIKE A SMALL PIPE! AND HERE COMES ANGELA! SHE PUSHES HITCHMAN DOWN! HE IS CRAWLING FROM HER IN FEAR AS LUCAS IS READY TO HIT GATES WITH THE OBJECT!
Gavin Kirkland: LUCAS SEES WHAT IS HAPPENING! HE RUNS OVER AND GRABS ANGELA BY THE HAIR! THE REFEREE IS TRYING TO BREAK IT UP, AS THE OFFICIAL HAS THE ATTENTION OF ANGELA, LUCAS TURNS BACK AROUND AS GATES GETS TO HIS FEET, LUCAS SWINGS, MISSES! GATES KICKS LUCAS IN THE GUT! DDT RIGHT ON THE METAL OBJECT! HITCHMAN IS GETTING UP YELLING AS ANGELA PUSHES HIM AGAIN!
Deadprez: THE REFEREE TURNS AS GATES COVERS LUCAS! IT IS ABOUT TO BECOME A TRIPLE THREAT!!!!
(DING!!!!! DING!!!!! DING!!!!!)
Gina Romano: THE WINNER OF THE MATCH AND HE WILL BE INCLUDED IN THE PURE CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH AT ODYSSEY! SHANE GATES!!!!!!!!!!!
(“People=Shit” starts playing throughout the arena as Gates rolls out of the ring, Angela jumps in his arms as they start to celebrate. Lucas is holding his head, slowly stirring as Albert Hitchman slides into the ring and checks on his client.)
Deadprez: Their plan backfired! Lucas had it, Gates was ready and now we have a Triple Threat At Odyssey! What a match and both tried to cheat each other out, it was the last one with tricks who took it here.
Gavin Kirkland: Hitchman and Angela played a huge part in this and now Jake Smith is wondering how he will defeat two top athletes when he doesn’t even need to be pinned to lose the PURE Championship! Angela got her man the win with a distraction while Hitchman cost his client!
Eve: They are not happy about this but Odyssey has become that much more interesting! Shane Gates pulls one out, and one of the biggest wins this season for the Gates!
(Lucas sits up, holding his head, slamming the mat as Hitchman tries to calm him down, while Shane and Angela laugh at them while making their way up the ramp toward the back.)
(The scene pans to Kyra Phillips backstage with the Showdown blue backdrop behind her. Kyra has a smile on her face as has the microphone closer to her.)
Kyra Phillips: We are just two weeks away from Odyssey, Showdown’s last stop until Pain for Pride XIII. For Odyssey, we have already a ton of matches announced for the show. We have the No Way Out Match as the winner will have the opportunity to face the Answers World Champion at Pain for Pride. We have our Universal Women’s Championship Match as Minerva will be putting the title on the line against Kasey Kaos. We have Impact facing Xander Payne. Last week, another match was made and it got the entire EAW Universe buzzing about it. Right now, I have two of the participants for the Tag Team Match at Odyssey…Alexis Chambers and the PURE Champion, Jake Smith!
(Jake Smith and Alexis Chambers come into the camera frame. Jake has the PURE Championship on his shoulder as he has his eyes on his championship. Alexis seems to be focused on Kyra Phillips and the interview.)
Kyra Phillips: Jake, Alexis, in two weeks, both of you will be stepping into the ring with former PURE Champion, Harlow Reichert and the Hall of Famer, Xavier Williams, what are your thoughts about this match up?
Alexis Chambers: Is this match even necessary? Like I said to Ryan Wilson on the feed, Jake already has to think about his PURE Championship defense. Not only does he have Lucas Johnson, but just moments ago, he saw that he has Shane Gates to worry about. Yeah, both of them are losers who constantly lose, but Jake should have his mind on focusing on this title defense and not this pointless tag team match which is going to do NOTHING for him. What in the world is Ryan Wilson thinking? I swear, he has it out for Jake. I mean, that must be the reason why he’s double-booked Jake for Odyssey. It’s all part of his plan that the PURE Championship goes to a “yes man” like Lucas Johnson who hasn’t been relevant since — well, he’s never been relevant at all. Shane Gates is as much of a loser as Lucas Johnson and it just shows that Ryan Wilson doesn’t know how to run this shitshow.
Jake Smith: Now, Alexis, I don’t need you to play white knight for me, but it’s so fun to watch you do that. :mjgrin: But, Alexis is exactly right with this whole situation, Kyra. Ryan Wilson wants nothing more than to pry this PURE Championship away from me. He thinks that putting me in two matches at one night is going to be the way to take this championship from me, but he is going to need to try a lot harder in order to do that. Ryan Wilson is nothing more than a corrupt dictator who will stop at nothing to get his way or in his case to get his “vision” of Showdown through. He can claim that this is all to make me step up and be the champion he wants me to be, but he’s asking the wrong man in order to get the job done. I’ve always showed up for all of my matches. I poured everything inside that squared circle. My methods aren’t the best. People have said that my actions at Grand Rampage are nothing more than disgusting, but I’m still the PURE Championship. This PURE Championship is not going to leave my side. In the words of the former champion, this PURE Championship means the world to me and I’m going to be champion for a long, long, long time. Now, speak of the devils…
(The camera turns to Harlow Reichert and Xavier Williams, who had been standing in the back, looking at this interview going on. Harlow and Xavier go up to Jake Smith and Alexis Chambers.)
Harlow Reichert: That’s not my quote, Jake, but it’s not shocking since you’re really not good at listening to other people.
Xavier Williams: Both of you love to hear the sounds of your own voices, huh?
Jake Smith: I do love to hear the sound of my voice. Thank you very much for noticing that, Mr. Hall of Famer.
Xavier Williams: Harlow and I are hearing all of this concern about Jake being booked for two-matches at one night and Harlow thought it was hilarious.
Harlow Reichert: Man, Cameron Ella Ava would be disappointed in you with all of this whining. She knows a thing or two about being double booked for matches, but she’s a workhorse. The PURE Championship is supposed to be a workhorse championship. It doesn’t matter if the champion is in one match or two, but it’s your job as the champion to represent that championship. It doesn’t matter if the title is on the line or not. It doesn’t matter if you consider this tag team match as something pointless, but it’s the perfect opportunity for you to prove that you can handle whatever is thrown at you. You can handle these various opponents and still, you can come out on top.
Xavier Williams: Does Ryan Wilson have it out for you? Maybe, maybe not, but that should not hold you back in this match. Ryan shouldn’t be a concern for any of you in this tag team match. Jake, I’ve always loved that PURE Championship has represented. It’s supposed to be a personification of the best wrestler in this company, Jake. Last week, I had you beat with an Ashes of the Phoenix and if it wasn’t for Alexis’ involvement, I would have defeated the man who is supposed to be the best wrestler in this company. Embrace the challenge ahead of you, Jake. Don’t succumb to the pressure of having to compete in two matches in one night. It will not end well for you.
Jake Smith: I’ll be ready for the two of you just like I’ll be ready for Lucas Johnson and Shane Gates. Like you said to me and Lucas, Xavier — anything is possible in this company. I’m going to walk into Odyssey and I’m going to defeat everyone in my two matches.
Xavier Williams: You seem confident, Jake, but why don’t we raise the stakes for this tag team match?
Alexis Chambers: What did you have in mind?
Xavier Williams: Let’s make our tag team match at Odyssey a Tornado Tag Team Match.
(Suddenly, Harlow Reichert’s eyes widened at the words “Tornado Tag Team Match.” To her, it seems like a recipe for disaster. If the possibility of weapons getting involved becomes a reality, it may not end up well for her.)
Jake Smith: :oh: I like the sound of that. What do you think, Alexis?
Alexis Chambers: I like the sound of that as well. If you can make that stipulation happen, then Odyssey is going to be VERY interesting.
Xavier Williams: Consider it done. I’ll go to Ryan Wilson and make it happen.
(Jake Smith and Alexis Chambers nod before making their way out of the interview spot, leaving Xavier Williams and Harlow Reichert by themselves. Harlow waits for Jake and Alexis to be far away from the spot before speaking.)
Harlow Reichert: A TORNADO Tag Team Match? Xav, do you know how chaotic that sounds? This is going to be a clusterfuck and I’m not sure if I’m going to be able to handle that.
Xavier Williams: Lo, I’m going to need you to trust me here.
(Xavier Williams puts his arm around Harlow Reichert’s shoulders.)
Xavier Williams: We got this.
(Harlow Reichert removes Xavier Williams’ arm from her shoulders.)
Harlow Reichert: We better got this. I’m trusting you, Xav.
(Harlow Reichert leaves the spot as Xavier Wiliams follows her. The scene fades back to ringside.)
(Old Town Road” hits as Lance Blackfyre walks out with a determined look on his face.)
Gina Romano: THE FOLLOWING CONTEST IS SET FOR ONE FALL AND IS A QUALIFYING MATCH FOR THE NO WAY OUT MATCH! INTRODUCING FIRST…FROM CHICAGO, ILLINOIS…..WEIGHING IN AT 365 POUNDS…..LLAAANNCCEEE BBBBLLAACCKKFFYYYRREEE!!!!
Eve: Gotta respect this man for his will to wanna be in this No Way Out match, he went up and demanded it and he has a chance to qualify but it isn’t going to be easy because he has to go through a former EAW Champion in Ahren Fournier tonight in order to do that.
(“Starboy” by the Weeknd hits as Ahren Fournier makes his way out carrying a red pillow with Jennipurr laying on top of it. Jennipurr is wearing the same exact “GOAT” outfit Ahren got “for” Jamie and Cameron’s unborn child last week. Ahren Fournier has a smug look on his face as Lance doesn’t take his eyes off him in the ring.)
Gina Romano: AND HIS OPPONENT…FROM PAWTUCKET, RHODE ISLAND….WEIGHING IN AT 210 POUNDS…AAAAHHRREEENN FFFOOUURRRNNIIIEERRRR!!!!
Deadprez: The man who’s on a mission! The ILLIONAIRES are in the past and he can truly focus on himself. Top four in Grand Rampage, he made it clear he was coming after the Answers World Title weeks ago and now he has the chance to prove it and complete the first step of that quest by qualifying for No Way Out!
(Ahren sets the pillow with Jennipurr on it on a throne at ringside that was placed there at the request of Ahren.)
Ahren Fournier(no mic): Watch daddy work my queen!
Eve: Isn’t this a bit excessive?
Gavin Kirkland: Jennipurr is royalty, and this is what royalty gets! :wow:
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Eve: And this one is underway as both competitors go for a collar and elbow tie up! LANCE IS ABLE TO US HIS POWER AND SHOVE AHREN BACK! Ahren looks stunned as Lance taunts at him and dares him to step forward! Ahren Fournier doesn’t show any fear as he steps up in Lance’s face!
Ahren Fournier(no mic): WHO DO YOU THINK YOU A–
Deadprez: WOAH! Lance Blackfyre grabs Ahren by the head and throws him in the corner and now he holds Ahren up in an upright position, LANCE SLAPS THE CHEST OF AHREN AS HARD AS HE CAN! YOU CAN HEAR THE ECHOES FROM THE EMPTY PERFORMANCE CENTER! OUCH!! Lance stands Ahren up again and connects with a slap to Ahren’s chest once again! Ahren’s chest now looks like red hamburger meat! Lance grabs Ahren by his throat now–LANCE TOSSES AHREN ALL THE WAY ACROSS THE RING AND AHREN IS SEATED IN THE OPPOSITE CORNER!
Gavin Kirkland: THE BIG BOY COMES RUNNING AS FAST AS HE CAN AT AHREN! Ahren moves out of the way and sends Lance Blackfyre shoulder first into the ring post through the middle turnbuckle! Lance falls to the outside floor and Ahren now is taunting inside the ring before slowly climbing out of the ring and making his way towards Lance! Lance is using the steel steps as leverage and Ahren walks up behind Lance, Ahren bounces Lance off the steel steps face first! Ahren is slowly but surely chopping down the big man and now Lance slides down back first down the side of the steps and he’s in a seated position, Ahren is repeatedly stomping on the head of Lance! Ahren now steps back several steps–AHREN CHARGES LOOKING TO DRIVE HIS KNEE INTO THE HEAD OF LANCE AGAINST THE STEPS!!
Eve: LANCE MOVES AND AHREN JUST DROVE HIS OWN KNEE HARD INTO THE STEPS! Ahren is holding his knee in serious pain as Lance begins to make it back onto his feet, Ahren turns around and walks into a big headbutt from Lance! Lance grabs Ahren by the head and drives him back first into the barricade right next to him! Uh oh…Lance is looking over at the throne Jennipurr is sitting at…..
(Lance Blackfyre roars as loud as he can in front of Jennipurr, causing her to put her head down in fear.)
Gavin Kirkland: HOW DARE HE!
(Gavin throws his headset down and stands, Lance notices and looks at him causing Gavin to sit back down.)
Eve: DO SOMETHING GAVIN!
Gavin Kirkland: I just pulled a muscle, that’s all. He was gonna get it!!
Eve: :usure: Anyways….AHREN RUNS UP BEHIND LANCE AND IS HAMMERING ON THE BACK OF LANCE’S HEAD!! AHREN IS UPSET RIGHT NOW AS HE REPEATEDLY BOUNCES LANCE’S HEAD OFF OUR ANNOUNCE TABLE!! Ahren rolls in the ring to break the referee;s ten count before immediately rolling back out, Lance is seated against our announce table Ahren tries again–AND AHREN DRIVES HIS KNEE RIGHT INTO THE HEAD OF LANCE AGAINST THE ANNOUNCE TABLE! Ahren gets on his knees and throws several right hands into the skull of Lance Blackfyre! You mess with Jennipurr, you got a price to pay! :wow:
Deadprez: Ahren is trying to lift up what is pretty much dead weight that is Lance Blackfyre and he’s having a tough time doing that, OH MY! LANCE PICKS UP LANCE BY HIS STOMACH AND HOLDS HIM HIGH IN THE AIR!! LANCE THROWS AHREN STOMACH FIRST ONTO THE BARRICADE AND FOLLOWS IT UP BY THROWING A KNEE TO THE SIDE OF AHREN’S FACE AND AHREN COLLAPSES TO THE OUTSIDE FLOOR FROM THE BARRICADE! Lance Blackfyre picks Ahren up with ease, and he holds Ahren in the air while walking around with him at ringside before finally tossing Ahren over the top rope from the outside back into the ring! Lance grabs the ropes as he pulls himself on the apron and begins to step back into the ring over the top rope but Ahren’s back on his feet and rushes to Lance and connects with a high knee to Lance’s nose!
Eve: Lance is stuck on the top rope now and Ahren takes his time to repeatedly drive his knee into the temple of Lance! Ahren takes a few steps back and climbs up to the second turnbuckle….dropkick right to the face of Lance and Lance falls back inside the ring! Ahren follows it up by connecting with a high elbow drop right into the heart of Lance Blackfyre! Ahren goes for the cover!
Gavin Kirkland: Holy shit! Lance just threw Lance off of him! Ahren is in complete shock at how easily Lance just kicked out and he isn’t happy as he tries going back on the attack! Ahren hops on Lance Blackfyre! Ahren is wailing away on Lance as Lance is trying his best to cover up and Lance after a while manages to push Ahren off him but Ahren is back to his feet waiting for Lance to rise back to his feet, Lance gets to his feet and turns around to face Ahren–AHREN RUNS FOR THE CLIMAX KNEE STRIKE!–BUT LANCE HOLDS UP AHREN IN THE AIR USING HIS POWER! LANCE BLACKFYRE REPOSITIONS LANCE IN THE AIR AND NOW HAS A BEAR HUG LOCKED IN TIGHT ON AHREN! LANCE IS SQUEEZING THE ABSOLUTE LIFE OUT OF AHREN RIGHT NOW AS AHREN IS TRYING TO FIGURE OUT A WAY OUT OF THIS!
Eve: AHREN IS TRYING TO REACH FOR THE ROPES BUT LANCE LOCKS IT IN TIGHTER NOW SWINGING AHREN BACK AND FORTH! AHREN MIGHT PASS OUT HERE FROM THE BEAR HUG–BUT OH MY–AHREN IS RAINING DOWN ELBOWS ON THE TOP OF LANCE’S HEAD BUT LANCE STILL ISN’T LETTING GO! THIS MIGHT BE AHREN’S LAST GASP AS HE RAINS THEM DOWN EVEN HARDER NOW, AND LANCE FINALLY LOOSENS THE GRIP ON THE BEAR HUG, AHREN TAKES A FEW STEPS BACK HOLDING HIS STOMACH TRYING TO GET SOME AIR BACK IN HIS LUNGS, LANCE SHAKES THE COBWEBS OUT OF HIS HEAD AND WALKS TOWARDS AHREN, AND AHREN CONNECTS WITH A BACKHAND SPINNING ELBOW RIGHT OT THE FACE OF LANCE BLACKFYRE!!
Deadprez: LANCE IS STUNNED AND DROPPED TO ONE KNEE–SUPERKICK RIGHT TO THE FACE FROM AHREN TO LANCE! AHREN GOES FOR ANOTHER COVER!!
Gavin Kirkland: LANCE POWERS OUT OF IT AGAIN!! Ahren takes a look around him and gets to his feet, Lance begins to walk over to the top rope and begins to ascend up the top rope, Ahren stands tall and looks down at Lance–AHREN LEAPS FOR THE DOUBLE FOOT STOMP! BUT LANCE ROLLS OUT OF THE WAY AND AHREN MANAGES TO SEE IT COMING AND ROLLS THROUGH AND HE’S BACK TO HIS FEET AND HE RUNS AT LANCE WHO’S ON A KNEE AND HE RUNS INTO A BIG BOOT FROM LANCE STOPPING AHREN IN HIS TRACKS! AHREN STUMBLES BACK AS LANCE NOW RUNS TO THE ROPES AND GOES FOR SHATTERED JOY!! THE BICYCLE KICK IS GONNA TAKE AHREN’S HEAD CLEAN OFF! BUT AHREN MANAGES TO DUCK UNDER JUST IN THE NICK OF TIME!
Eve: AHREN NOW TAKES THIS OPPORTUNITY TO RUN TO THE ROPES HIMSELF AND GOES FOR CLIMAX AGAIN–BUT LANCE CATCHES HIM BY THE THROAT! LANCE LIFTS AHREN HIGH IN THE AIR!!! TITANIC PLUNGE!! THE ONE HANDED CHOKESLAM CONNECTS RIGHT IN THE CENTER OF THE RING! LANCE DROPS DOWN NOW AND GOES FOR THE COVER NOW!
Deadprez: AHREN FOURNIER SOMEHOW GETS THE SHOULDER UP! GOAT DOING GOAT THINGS! Lance now stands back up and picks up Ahren and now easily throws him over his shoulder, I have no idea what Lance is planning here now as he walks around the ring before stopping in the center–Ahren now is trying to fight out of whatever Lance is gonna try and he manages to reverse into a sunset flip! BUT LANCE IS TOO BIG AND AHREN IS TRYING TO TAKE LANCE DOWN–AND LANCE LOOKS DOWN AND GRABS AHREN BY THE THROAT AND PULLS HIM RIGHT BACK UP TO HIS FEET! OH MY! LANCE ROARS RIGHT IN THE FACE OF AHREN AND AHREN FACE FILLS WITH FEAR AS LANCE IS GRASPING HIS THROAT! :lupe:
Eve: LANCE LIFTS AHREN FOURNIER HIGH BY THE THROAT AGAIN–BUT LANCE REVERSES IT BY STEPPING FROM BEHIND –AHREN FOURNIER CHOP BLOCKS LANCE FROM BEHIND AND TAKES THE GIANT DOWN TO A KNEE, AHREN RUNS TO THE ROPES ONCE MORE AND HITS A SHINING WIZARD TO THE BACK OF LANCE BLACKFYRE’S HEAD! AHREN IS KEEPING THE MOMENTUM GOING AS HE RUNS TO THE CORNER AND CLIMBS THE TOP ROPE ONCE AGAIN–THE DOUBLE FOOT STOMP TO THE CHEST OF LANCE! IS AHREN MOVING ON TO ODYSSEY?!?!
Gavin Kirkland: LANCE ONCE AGAIN KICKS OUT!! Ahren stands up and just begins stomping the life out of Lance Blackfyre now! Ahren has lost his shit and has no idea what to really do to put Lance away! Ahren now takes several steps back and is begging for Lance to rise up–STORYBOOK ENDING! THE CURBSTOMP!! BUT LANCE IS BACK UP AND TURNS AHREN INSIDE OUT WITH A CLOTHESLINE!! LANCE PICKS UP AHREN BY THE HEAD AND PUTS HIM IN A POWERSLAM POSITION–BUT AHREN SLIPS OUT FROM BEHIND AND GRABS LANCE BY THE ARM AND TURNS HIM AROUND–CLIMAX!!!! THE RIPCORD KNEE STRIKE!! THE BIG MAN ISN’T DOWN YET THOUGH AS HE’S DAZED!! AHREN RUNS TO THE ROPES WITH FULL SPEED–PROTECT YA NECK!!! THE CLOTHESLINE FROM HELL!!! BUT OH NO LANCE STUMBLES AND FALLS THROUGH THE MIDDLE ROPE TO THE OUTSIDE! AHREN IS LOOKING DOWN AT LANCE ON THE OUTSIDE IN ABSOLUTE DISBELIEF!
Eve: Ahren slowly rolls out of the ring and puts his hand son his hips wondering how he’s gonna get the dead weight of Lance back in the ring, Ahren begins trying to lift Lance back up but Lance connects with a vicious headbutt! Ahren stumbles back and then walks right into another big boot from Lance! Ahren falls back into the timekeepers area and he doesn’t have a clue where he is at the moment! LANCE RUNS FULL SPEED AT AHREN!! LANCE SPEARS AHREN THROUGH THE BARRICADE! BOTH MEN GO CRASHING THROUGH, AND I THINK LANCE MAY HAVE DONE MORE DAMAGE TO HIMSELF THERE! THE REFEREE BEGINS HIS COUNT!
ONE! TWO!! THREE!! FOUR!!!
(Instant replay of the spear through the barricade.)
Eve: NOT THIS WAY! BOTH COMPETITORS ARE BEGINNING TO STIR! LANCE IS CRAWLING OUT OF THE RUBBLE REALIZING THE MATCH MIGHT SLIP AWAY FROM HIM HERE! AHREN IS STILL OUT!
Deadprez: LANCE IS OUT OF THE RUBBLE NOW AND HE BEGINS TO CRAWL TO THE RING! AHREN IS STIRRING IN THE RUBBLE NOW!
Eve: LANCE IS GONNA ROLL BACK INTO THE RING TO BEAT THE COUNT—BUT OH MY GOD AHREN GRABS A HOLD OF HIS LEG WHILE ON THE GROUND! LANCE IS TRYING TO SHAKE OFF AHREN!!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Eve: OH MAN!!! A DOUBLE COUNTOUT! AHREN LETS GO OF THE LEG AND LANCE ROLLS BACK INTO THE RING IMMEDIATELY. THE REFEREE GOES OVER TO GINA!
Gina Romano: Ladies and gentleman, the referee has declared this a double countout!
Deadprez: So…what does this mean regarding Odyssey?
(Ryan WIlson runs out as fast as he can to try to sort this out. Him and the referee are talking and exchanging words with one another. Lance Blackfyre is upset because he felt he was on his way to winning. Ahren Fournier is back up to his feet and chilling over at the throne Jennipurr is sitting on waiting on a ruling not saying a word, upset with himself he let it come to this. Ryan WIlson then walks over to Gina Romano and Gina nods her head as Ryan makes his way back up the ramp and through the curtain.)
Gina Romano: Ladies and gentleman, Mr. Wilson just informed me that due to the result, BOTH Lance Blackfyre and Ahren Fournier will advance to the No Way Out match at Odyssey!
(Lance throws his hands up in annoyance as Ahren just shrugs his shoulders as he grabs the pillows from the throne Jennipurr was sitting on and he leaves with her.)
Eve: WOW! Both men laid it on the line to advance, and now both have a chance to headline Pain For Pride because they’re both in No Way Out! Sucks the way this match ended but congrats to both of them I guess!
(The camera fades to the backstage area of the EAW Performance Center. Candice Blair and sitting against a flight case tying her laces, preparing herself for her upcoming match against Ryan Wilson.)
???: There you are.
(The camera pulls back to show Jamie O’Hara standing there, with a rare smile on his face. The two hug for a moment before Candice settles back down on the case.)
Candice Blair: Hey, I haven’t seen you in weeks, you avoided…well tried to avoid…everyone last week and I haven’t heard from you at all. How are you holding up?
Jamie O’Hara: I’m fine, I’m fine. Sorry, I shouldn’t be ignoring just everyone and I wanted to know how you’re holding up yourself?
Candice Blair: I’m doing the best I can, you know? It’s not easy, but if I’m going to get even for what happened, I can’t let it get me down; just like you aren’t.
Jamie O’Hara: That’s what I was hoping to talk to you about, actually.
(Jamie O’Hara stands there for a moment, scratching the side of his head and trying to find the starting point.)
Jamie O’Hara: I know we’ve had our differences over the last couple of months, with Under Siege and all, but what happened at Grand Rampage..I know it hasn’t just shaken me to my core, but everyone else, including you. I’m aware of what I’m doing, what I’m asking for and what I’m hoping to walk into but I’m not sure I can say the same about you. We share the same common goal in wanting to take Mr. DEDEDE down and to do it at Pain For Pride and so I understand what’s going through your mind. I get how important this match tonight is for you and how important the Now Way Out match at Odyssey is, it’s the one shot either of us have. But if you win? He’s more than likely going to be waiting for you on the other side. In that case, as hard as I might try to be happy for you I’m not sure you’re prepared for the emotional turmoil and the significance that comes with facing him.
(Jamie O’Hara pauses, again cautiously thinking of his next words as Candice Blair continues to tie her laces up. Jamie understands how driven Candice is and what she wants to achieve, but doesn’t want to dash her hopes. )
Jamie O’Hara: I don’t want to bring it back up but you do remember what happened last time he got involved in your family’s life, right? He brought your father back into your lives purely to antagonise and make it as difficult as possible. He made Cameron’s life miserable, he found a way to exploit the most painful aspects of her life for his own enjoyment and he did it simply because he could. It’s just…I don’t know if you can go through everything she went through, what I’m willing to put myself through. You’ve never been in a place like it; where someone is digging through the worst nightmares you bury deep to use it all against you, let alone being in a match of that importance. I don’t want to doubt you Candice…but he’s going to break you and he’s going to break you easily.
(Candice Blair takes a moment to think through everything Jamie O’Hara had just said. If there’s anyone who she would listen to, anyone she would believe, it would be Jamie. Eventually her thoughts break and she shakes her head in disagreement.)
Candice Blair: Well, you’re sweet for being concerned and you’re right about one thing, I don’t have experience in a match like it or ever faced someone like him; there’s some things that maybe I can’t prepare myself for. I understand where you’re coming from with everything, truly, but do you really think that I haven’t considered it? I’ve thought this through enough to be confident that I can do it. Don’t forget I’ve seen what he can do in person, only one of us was there last time he tried to tear my family apart. You’re just looking out for me and I appreciate it, but I’m not walking into this blindly and I’m not doing this irrationally. She’s my sister, she’s one of the most important people in my life and I love her so much that I’m willing to walk into hell itself just to walk back out having avenged everything he did to her. Just like you’re willing to do the same for the love of your life. I don’t care what he might do, I don’t care what the expectations are, I just don’t care and I’m not backing down. We both have the same goal, the same objective; we want the same outcome. If I win tonight and I do go on to win the No Way Out match at Odyssey, I promise I won’t be letting Cameron and the rest of the family down. And that includes you too.
Jamie O’Hara: Then what about me? I mean, the odds are in my favour to win it. I’ve been through that match before and won it, I’m no stranger to the stage and the expectation that comes afterwards; I’ve had my fair share of wars and dealt with the same bullshit that’s to come for whichever one of us it is. More importantly, I see through everything that he is, everything he’s done and will absolutely see through everything he throws at me. Do you trust me to get the job done if you can’t win tonight?
(A brief silence hits as Candic Blair takes a moment to consider her response.)
Candice Blair: Yeah…I do.
(Surprised, a warm smile appears on Jamie O’Hara’s face. He drops his head for a brief moment to try and hide it, but Candice Blair smiles herself and raises a finger up.)
Candice Blair: But don’t get it twisted, I’m winning tonight and I’m going to Odyssey. You might think that I’m not ready for it, that I’m unprepared, that I can’t stand up to whatever bullshit he throws in my way and you may be right, but I’d rather give myself the chance rather than letting fear and doubt stop me from ever trying. You may not trust me to get the job done if I end up winning at Odyssey but I’ll be the one who takes away your right to be the one who fights for Cameron, fights for our family at Pain For Pride and it’s something you’re just going to have to accept.
(Jamie O’Hara hesitates for a moment before cracking a smile and letting out a deep breath, relaxing his shoulders.)
Jamie O’Hara: In that case, I would be there every step of the way…but we’ll see. Good luck out there, Candice.
(Candice Blair smiles to herself as Jamie O’Hara backs away with his hands dug into his pockets.)
Candice Blair: Do you really think I need it?
(Jamie O’Hara shrugs his shoulders as Candice Blair looks on unimpressed by his lack of faith before the camera fades to the final commercial break.)
(Commercial break promoting Odyssey and the No Way Out Match in two weeks on the EAW Network!)
(Showdown fades back in and cuts to the ringside area. Showdown General Manager, Ryan Wilson, is already in the ring, getting prepared for his No Way Out qualifying match against Candice Blair. Gina Romano steps forward to begin making the introductions.)
Gina Romano: Ladies and gentlemen… the following contest is a No Way Out qualifying match and it’s scheduled for… ONE FALL! Already in the ring, from Montreal, Quebec, Canada… weighing in at 220 pounds… he is the Showdown General Manager… RYAN WILSON!!!!
Eve: Welcome back to Showdown and I’m excited for this main event! Ryan Wilson looks focused tonight, and he seems determined to take care of Candice Blair here tonight!
Deadprez: These two met back in December for a chance to qualify for the King of Elite tournament. Thanks to Kensingten Calhoun-Astor, Ryan was able to defeat Candice and earn his way into the Showdown tournament. Tonight, the stakes are high for these two, as a chance to head to Odyssey and compete for a Pain for Pride main event spot is on the line.
Gavin Kirkland: I am absolutely salivating over the prospect of Candice Blair main eventing Pain for Pride. Imagine the posters :noah:!!! Maybe she’ll pull her top down a little bit and have another nip slip 🤤🤤🤤🤤🤤
(“Diva” by Beyoncé begins to play across the PA system.)
Gavin Kirkland: Speaking of :blessed: :blessed: :blessed:
Gina Romano: And his opponent… hailing from San Francisco, California… weighing in at 126 pounds… she is the ‘Hot Commodity’… CANDICE BLAIR!!!
Eve: Well, this is arguably one of the biggest opportunities Candice Blair has ever been given in professional wrestling. A lot of people say she doesn’t necessarily deserve it, but I completely understand why she wants a crack at competing for the Answers World Championship. This goes beyond competing for the belt. It goes beyond being in a Pain for Pride main event.
Deadprez: It’s all about avenging her family.
Gavin Kirkland: With that in mind, you have to wonder if Candice can keep her emotions together in this match. There will be no second chance if she lets Ryan get the better of her tonight and get another win at her expense.
(Candice is in the ring now, and she’s more than ready for this match. Her eyes lock on Ryan’s, and he gives her an arrogant grin in response. The referee checks with both competitors and calls for the bell.)
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Deadprez: Ryan charges at Candice and immediately takes her down with a massive clothesline! Candice hits the mat and Ryan starts putting the boots to her! He stomps all over Candice’s chest and stomach, before grabbing her by the hair and pulling her up. Candice shoves Ryan off, but he immediately answers with a massive chop that forces Candice back against the ropes. Ryan chops her again, and Candice grips her chest in obvious pain. Ryan flips Candice over into a sitting position and drives his knee into her back! Ryan follows that up by leaping over Candice and running the ropes! He uses them for momentum and strikes Candice with a running big boot to the face! Ryan immediately goes for the cover!
Gavin Kirkland: Candice kicks out!!!
Eve: Ryan pulls Candice to her knees and immediately starts wrenching her neck. He’s got her in a modified version of the camel clutch, except he is forcing her head to the side. That is putting even more pressure on Candice’s neck, and Ryan has them positioned perfectly in the center of the ring. The General Manager has started strong tonight, and there’s no doubt he is going to pull out all the stops. Ryan wants championship gold perhaps more than any other Elitist. It has eluded him time and time again. Tonight he could take a major step in getting himself in a position to possibly win a world championship!
Gavin Kirkland: With all due respect to our esteemed GM, Candice Blair isn’t going to let Ryan dominate this match the entire time! I will admit that Ryan looks great so far, but we’ve seen Candice take major names to their limits since arriving on the scene. The powers that be need to find some way to lock this woman into a full-time contract because she’s got ‘major star’ written all over her.
Deadprez: I don’t disagree, although something tells me you want Candice to be some other type of star.
Gavin Kirkland: :mjlit:
Eve: The referee is asking Candice if she wants to give up, but of course she refuses. Ryan takes his fist and clubs her in the side of the head, breaking the hold! Ryan is back up and once again he has a hand full of hair. Candice throws a few punches that connect with his midsection, but Ryan drives his knee into Candice’s stomach! He follows that up with a brutal clubbing blow to the back and Candice is sprawled out on the mat right now. I don’t think this is how she envisioned this match going, guys.
Gavin Kirkland: Ryan stomps on Candice’s back a few times and she is forced to roll towards the ropes! Candice attempts to pull herself up, but Ryan nails her in the kidney area with a knee! He helps her maintain her balance, spins her around, and absolutely destroys her chest with a series of rapid fire knife-edge chops! Candice is hurting and once again, Ryan snaps her down into a sitting position. He rushes the ropes and comes flying at Candice, who immediately gets her arms up to protect her face, but Ryan drives his foot into her shoulder instead! Smart move, from our Showdown leader!!!
Deadprez: Ryan works on the shoulder now, stomping on it and now he is down, wrenching that arm behind Candice’s back. She is reaching for the ropes, but Ryan maintains control, but look at that smile on his face.
Ryan Wilson (Off Mic): You want the ropes, huh?
Eve: Ryan pulls Candice over to the ropes and uses them to choke her! The referee steps in and begins to administer the count, but Ryan waves him off!
Ryan Wilson (Off Mic): I’m the GM of Showdown! There will be no disqualifications in this match!
Gavin Kirkland, Eve, and Deadprez: WHAT?!
Deadprez: :damn: Did he just make this match No DQ?!
Gavin Kirkland: Well, it’s not like there will be any restrictions in a No Way Out Match. All six competitors will be surrounded by cages and steel. Anything goes in there, and I guess anything goes in this match now! The referee looks a little perplexed about this decision, but Ryan continues to choke Candice, while screaming at Gina to announce the stipulation.
Gina Romano: :skip: Uhhhh… ladies and gentlemen, the following match will now be a No Disqualifications Match…
Eve: Welp that makes it official and Ryan Wilson is taking full advantage of that! Candice Blair is in a lot of trouble, and Ryan FINALLY drags her away from the ropes. Candice is gasping and choking, desperately trying to get air back into her lungs, and Ryan is quick to kick her in the back of the skull! He follows it up with a kick right to the face, leaving Candice flat on her back! Ryan drags her to the corner and climbs to the second rope and there is a double foot stomp! Ryan lands right in the middle of Candice’s stomach, driving all the wind right out of her, and he goes for the cover!!!
Deadprez: Candice gets her shoulder up!
Gavin Kirkland: My little fighter! All Avas are hard to keep down unless you force the issue :mjlit: Ryan looks to continue punishing Candice, and now that he’s got her up, he sends her into the ropes! Candice manages to duck the clothesline attempt and she comes flying back at Ryan! Ryan catches her as she jumps in the air and looks for a spinebuster, but Candice nails him in the top of the head with several elbow strikes! She fights her way to her feet, but Ryan slips behind her and grabs her by the waist! He tries for a German suplex, but Candice connects with several back elbows that force Ryan to let go! Candice runs the ropes and she comes back at Ryan with a sliding dropkick that takes him out at the feet! Candice is back up now! :blessed: Praise Gawd! She waits for Ryan to sit up and now she runs the ropes again! Sliding forearm connects with Ryan’s jaw and Candice is on top of him now! She is peppering him with forearms! She is finally in this match, getting her first real taste of offense! Ryan is eating those shots and Candice switches to a choke! The referee doesn’t step in thanks to the rule change, and Ryan is kicking and thrashing under Candice! CHOKE ME NEXT, MY LITTLE CANDY CANE!!!!
Deadprez: Ryan finally grabs Candice by the hair and throws her off, but she is right back up! Candice begins kicking and stomping Ryan, not allowing him to get to his feet! Ryan is trying to get up, but Candice snatches him up by the hair, hooks him, and brings him down with a beautiful Northern Lights Suplex into a bridging pin!!!
Gavin Kirkland: Ryan kicks out!
Eve: Ryan returns to a sitting position and Candice grabs him in an inverted headlock! She slams her fist down onto Ryan’s back but he uses his strength to push them both back up! Candice continues to punch the shit out of Ryan, but Ryan slams his fist into her gut! Candice fires back with a nasty little knee strike, and Ryan punches her again! Candice with another knee! She knees him again, clubs him in the back of the neck, and nails him with an uppercut! Candice grabs Ryan by the arm and tries to Irish whip him into the corner, but Ryan reverses and it’s Candice who slams into the turnbuckles! She immediately grabs her lower back, and Ryan flies at her… BUT CANDICE GETS HER FEET UP! She catches Ryan in the face, forcing him back, and Candice scrambles up and stands on the middle rope! She flies off and catches Ryan in the top of the head with a double axe-handle! ‘The Hot Commodity’ kicks Ryan right between the legs! Ryan falls to his knees, holding his junk, and here comes Candice with a running knee strike! Ryan Wilson is down! STANDING MOONSAULT THAT CANDICE LANDS ON HER KNEES! SHE JUST DESTROYED RYAN WILSON’S FACE AND HE’S BLEEDING FROM THE NOSE NOW! CANDICE QUICKLY GOES FOR THE COVER!!!
Deadprez: RYAN KICKS OUT!
Gavin Kirkland: Candice doesn’t waste any time and she pulls Ryan up! She sends him to the corner and nails him with a running corner clothesline! Candice follows up with several precise kicks and strikes, and she nails Ryan with a massive forearm! Candice goes for a second forearm, but Ryan is able to get his hand up and block the shot! Candice tries again, but once again Ryan is able to block and he rakes Candice across the face! He quickly grabs her, forces her into the corner, and hits her with a solid right hand to the jaw! Ryan keeps her from falling and he punches her again! The General Manager checks his nose, looks disgusted over the fact Candice drew blood, and he slams his fist right into her nose!
Eve: :lupe: did you just hear a crack??
Deadprez: Blood begins to pour from Candice Blair’s nose, and Ryan Wilson is more than pleased over that! :damn: HE JUST GRABBED HER NOSE WITH HIS FINGERS AND JERKS IT TO THE SIDE! Surely, it’s broken now, right??
Eve: :lupe:! Ryan grabs Candice by the hair and he slams her face off his knee! He forces Candice back into the corner and Ryan backs up just a bit. He runs towards Candice and leaps in the air… LOOKING FOR THE SUPERMAN PUNCH! SUPERMAN PUNCH!
Gavin Kirkland: BUT CANDICE DUCKS UNDERNEATH RYAN’S LEGS!!
Deadprez: Ryan crashes into the turnbuckles and Candice quickly rolls him up!
Eve: RYAN KICKS OUT!
Deadprez: Both quickly get back to their feet and it’s Ryan who looks for a lariat! Candice ducks, catches him with a roundhouse kick! She looks to send Ryan into the corner, but he quickly reverses! Ryan charges at Candice, but she pushes herself out of the corner and nails him with a drop toehold! Ryan’s face slams into the second turnbuckle, and Candice begins rapidly kicking him in the back of the head! Ryan’s face is being forced into the turnbuckle over and over again, and Candice finally pulls him back! She forces Ryan’s back against the turnbuckles and she stomps him down into a sitting position! Her foot continues to connect with the face of Ryan Wilson, and now she’s backing up… running kick to the face! Candice jerks Ryan out of the corner by his foot and goes for a cover!!!
Gavin Kirkland: Ryan kicks out!!!
Eve: Candice and Ryan get themselves up, and it’s Candice who tries to hook Ryan for a suplex! Ryan fights his way free, and uses a thumb to the eye that forces Candice to back off! He pops her in the nose with a vicious right hand, which causes Candice to fall to the mat! She is holding her nose, writhing around on the ground in pain, and Ryan takes a few seconds to shake off the effects of the match. These two have battled back and forth since the bell rang, and neither one wants to let this opportunity slip through their fingers. Ryan pulls Candice to the ropes, and he places his foot on her face! Ryan is stepping on Candice’s face now! Candice is slamming her fist into his leg, but that doesn’t seem to phase Ryan at all! Ryan grinds his foot down on Candice’s face before raising it up and stomping right now down on her nose!
Deadprez: Candice’s face is a bloody mess right now and Ryan looks to finally put this match away. He pulls Candice up and whips her into the ropes. CHAOS THEORY CONNECTS ON THE REBOUND!!! THE RKO HAS LAID OUT CANDICE BLAIR! RYAN WILSON IS GOING TO ODYSSEY TO COMPETE FOR A CHANCE TO HEADLINE PAIN FOR PRIDE!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: He’s not going for the cover though! He is standing over Candice and smirking! Ryan kicks Candice onto her stomach and he grabs her by the legs! ‘FOURTH WALL BREAK’!!! RYAN HAS CANDICE LOCKED IN HIS VARIATION OF THE BOSTON CRAB! CANDICE’S EYES ARE WIDE OPEN NOW AND SHE IS SCREAMING IN PAIN! THE REFEREE IS ASKING CANDICE IF SHE WANTS TO QUIT BUT THE PRIDE AND EGO OF CANDICE BLAIR, PLUS WHAT SHE’S FIGHTING FOR, WILL NOT ALLOW HER TO DO THAT! SHE SHAKES HER HEAD AND TRIES TO REACH FOR THE ROPES! THE MATCH IS NO DQ SO EVEN IF SHE GETS TO THE ROPES, RYAN DOESN’T HAVE TO BREAK THIS HOLD! CANDICE HAS NO CHOICE BUT TO FIND SOME OTHER WAY OUT, TAP OUT, OR PASS OUT!!!
Eve: IMAGINE RYAN WILSON IN THE NO WAY OUT MATCH! THIS MAN HAS FOUGHT HIS ENTIRE CAREER FOR OPPORTUNITIES LIKE THIS! TO HAVE A CHANCE TO POTENTIALLY HEADLINE PAIN FOR PRIDE IS SOMETHING RYAN HAS PROBABLY DREAMED OF SEVERAL TIMES OVER!
Deadprez: CANDICE IS FIGHTING FOR ALL SHE’S WORTH BUT THIS IS A FIGHT SHE IS LOSING! SHE’S GOT HER HAND UP AND SHE’S TA-
Gavin Kirkland: RYAN LETS GO OF CANDICE AS SHAKER JONES HITS THE RING! SHAKER RUNS FOR RYAN, BUT RYAN DUCKS THE LARIAT! SHAKER FLIES BACK AT RYAN AND SPRAYS HIM IN THE FACE WITH GREEN MIST! THAT MIST HAS BLINDED RYAN WILSON AND SHAKER GRABS HIM AND HOISTS HIM UP IN THE AIR!!! THE LAST RIDE!!!! SHAKER JUST DESTROYED THE GENERAL MANAGER WITH ‘THE GONZO BOMB’ AND RYAN IS OUT!!! THE NO DISQUALIFICATION STIPULATION THAT RYAN IMPLEMENTED INTO THIS MATCH MIGHT HAVE JUST COST HIM A CHANCE TO HEAD TO ODYSSEY TO COMPETE IN NO WAY OUT!!!
Deadprez: SHAKER HAS BAILED AND CANDICE BLAIR LOOKS PISSED!
Eve: CANDICE HAS RETURNED TO HER FEET AND SHE IS ABOUT TO PICK UP THE PIECES THAT SHAKER JONES LEFT HER! I DON’T THINK SHE WANTED TO WIN THIS WAY, BUT CANDICE’S OWN PAIN FOR PRIDE GOAL IS ON THE LINE! SHE SNATCHES RYAN INTO A SITTING POSITION, HOOKS HIS ARMS FROM BEHIND, AND SOMERSAULTS OVER HIM INTO A BRIDGING POSITION!!! THIS IS AN INCREDIBLE VARIATION OF THE CATTLE MUTILATION SUBMISSION! CANDICE CALLS THIS ‘DIAMOND BRIDGE’!!!
Deadprez: RYAN WILSON IS OUT OF IT ALREADY AND THE REFEREE SEES HE’S NOT RESPONSIVE! HE CALLS FOR THE BELL AND CANDICE BLAIR HAS WON THIS MATCH THANKS TO HELP FROM THE HEAD DETECTIVE OF THE BOZO’S VICTIM UNIT!!!!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Gina Romano: AND YOUR WINNER OF THIS MATCH… CANDICE BLAIR!!!!
(“Diva” by Beyoncé begins to play and Candice releases the submission and rolls to the side. She is beaten, tired, and annoyed with the way she just won, but she’s also overcome with emotion knowing that she’s given herself a chance to potentially head to Pain for Pride and face Mr. DEDEDE for the Answers World Championship.)
Gavin Kirkland: Well that’s a shitty fucking ending for Ryan Wilson in this match, and no doubt Shaker Jones will have hell to pay. The GM had this match won, but Shaker made sure Ryan didn’t advance to the Odyssey.
Deadprez: On the other hand, Candice Blair has gotten the chance she wanted, which was to compete in the No Way Out Match. She wants an opportunity to avenge her sister, Cameron, and make Mr. DEDEDE pay for ending Cameron’s career.
Eve: I can’t wait to see how Candice handles this occasion. Odyssey will see her step into the biggest match she’s ever had with some of the best Elitists not just on Showdown, but in the entire company.
(The referee lets go of Candice’s hand he had been raising, and drops down to check on Ryan Wilson. The Hot Commodity rolls out of the ring and begins to make her way up the ramp before she stops. Candice turns around and there’s no mistaking where her gaze goes. She is looking up at the Pain for Pride sign that is hanging from the ceiling of the Performance Center. She wipes the blood from her face and nods her head, knowing that she is one win away from competing for the Answers World Championship.)
(EAW logo buzzes.)