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Showdown 6/11/22

( EAW intro plays…. )

( RECAP – A “Last Week: Showdown in Luanda” graphic shines across the screen. The show begins with TLA and Impact picking their poison. TLA will face Limmy Monaghan and Impact will face Adam Lucas in next week’s double main event edition of Showdown. Samael makes a dominant debut against Oliver Taylor. Amir Yusuf marks his intentions to make a huge impact on Pain For Pride. Jack Ripley confronts him and accepts his challenge. Abel Atami defeats Hoodlum in quick fashion. Cameron Ella Ava calls out Theron Nikolas, but Natasha comes out and walks away. Amir Yusuf defeats Katherine Helle. Candice Blair defeats Usagi Senshi for two points in the Iconic Cup Block B. Ronan Malosi defeats Roberto De La Rosa to fill the last spot in the Cash In The Vault ladder match. Theron Nikolas defeats ARIA barely before the time limit. Terry Chambers is revealed to be Limmy Monaghan’s opponent at Pain For Pride 15. Charlie Marr and Daryl Kinkade team for the first time in years to form MarrKade against the Off-Brand Amphetamines. Daryl KInkade punches Marr, leaving Kirk Redwood to roll him up and get the victory. The last shot of the recap is Off-Brand Amphetamines staring at MarrKade. ) 

( “Brick Wall” by A Day To Remember plays while it pans across the rowdy and raucous audience inside the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, California. Blue and white fireworks illuminate the venue while “WE WRESTLE” chants blare in unison. The camera continues to pan throughout various sections of the diehard fans before it eventually focuses in on Eve, Deadprez, and Gavin Kirkland standing by ringside with microphones in their hand ready to report. )

Gavin Kirkland: CALIIIFORNIAAA!!!!! WE WRESTLE!! WOOF! WOOF!! GET THE ROOF RAISED ON THIS BITCH!

Deadprez: Ladies and gentlemen, we live inside the Crypto.com Arena here in the heart of the City of Angels! Los Angeles, California, the city that hosted last year’s Pain For Pride as we are two weeks away from landing in Las Vegas to host the fifteenth anniversary of Pain For Pride!

Eve: Tonight, we continue to ramp up to the marvelous event! We have tons of action lined up for you tonight! Including two 24/7 Battle Royale showcases with Samael vs. Arthur Pleasant, and Hoodlum and Katherine Helle teaming up against SEROTONIN! Ronan Malosi and Jay Jerry Johnson wrestle weeks before they meet in the Cash In The Vault match. The number one contenders to the EAW Unified Tag Team Champions, Ice Aces face ARIA and Veena Adams. Jack Ripley makes his first Showdown in-ring appearance since last season against Abel Atami. 

Gavin Kirkland: That isn’t even the tip of the iceberg! We have made it official! It is in the books! Impact and TLA have picked their poison in two Pain For Pride quality matches! They will both revisit history as Adam Lucas and Impact clash, with TLA battling Limmy Monaghan in the main event. 

(‘Praise the Lord’ by Bandokay hits over the audio system in the arena, the atmosphere immediately taken up a notch as Charlie Marr walks through the curtain, his Saudi representative Sheik Omar following him. The boos heard throughout are louder than usual, Charlie having provoked the EAW fanbase of late. He dusts down his expensive suit and adjusts the watch on his wrist flaunting his wealth, before he starts to walk down to the ring, taking care to stay out of the reach of any fan who dare touch him.)

Deadprez: Well, it looks like we are going to open the show with an address by the Hardcore Champion.

Eve: And he looks twice as arrogant as before if that’s possible

Gavin Kirkland: This is a guy that has it all right now, and he’s making the most of it. Jealousy is not an attractive trait Eve.

Eve: Neither is looking down on the people who made you.

Gavin Kirkland: Like he cares. He could buy you if he wanted to. He could buy anyone.

Eve: No, he really couldn’t.

(Charlie enters the ring, the Sheik following and then taking a microphone from someone at ringside. Then, even with the noise levels in the arena almost drowning him out, the Sheik starts to speak.)

Sheik Omar: Ladies and Gentlemen, allow me to introduce to you quite simply the greatest champion of all time. The man who is single handedly taking this company to levels that have never been see before. These are groundbreaking times my friends, moments that you should remember for the rest of your lives. At Pain for Pride, he will once again uphold our great tradition and make the people of Saudi Arabia proud.

(Yet more boos annoy Charlie, his face contorting into a scowl as the Sheik continues.)

Sheik Omar: I give you the Elite Answers Wrestling Hardcore Champion… Charlie Marr.

(The Sheik applauds Charlie, who respectfully bows his head before taking the mic. Jeers meet this sickening moment for the EAW fanbase, Charlie turning and shouting at the top of his voice.)

Charlie Marr: SHUT UP AND SHOW SOME DAMN RESPECT!!!

Deadprez: Don’t think Charlie likes the reaction they are getting

Gavin Kirkland: Are you surprised? These fans get stupider every week I swear.

(Predictably, very little respect is shown, Charlie shaking his head in disappointment.)

Charlie Marr: Even now, you people do not understand. You cannot comprehend that you are witnessing something special for us all. In league with our Saudi friends, we have an opportunity to launch this company into the stratosphere, and yet you all boo us. Like some common garden trash? Even since I claimed the Hardcore Champion as my own, I have upheld it’s tradition, and made it into THE most wanted title in EAW. Limmy Monaghan and Adam Lucas merely played at being Hardcore, my name is synonymous with it.

(He points out over the crowd.)

Charlie Marr: You all now have a title that means something and isn’t seen as an afterthought. And that’s not because of them. It’s solely because of me. I promised you that things would change. You mocked me when I was going through my troubled times. But now look at me, the way I conduct myself, the way I dress… I AM Elite Answers Wrestling, and it’s about time you people understood that.

Crowd: CHARLIE SUCKS. CHARLIE SUCKS

Charlie Marr: No, your Momma sucks so that she can put food on your table, whilst I’m eating at the finest restaurants in the world

Eve: Wow…

Deadprez: He’s certainly not pulling his punches.

Charlie Marr: I should be applauded by you people like I am in Saudi Arabia. There, I am treated like royalty, and yet you people disrespect me at every turn. And it’s not better in the locker room either, where people still think it a good idea to get on my bad side. Take Daryl Kincade for instance.

(Cheers greet Daryl’s name, Charlie once again left shaking his head.)

Charlie Marr: Oh, you like him, do you? See, that’s my point exactly. Here is a man who cannot be called an Elitist. A man who is so obviously too immature to understand the company that he has signed for. You cheer him, and yet you all saw with your own eyes, him cost us our tag match last week. And why? Simply put because he couldn’t contain his jealousy towards me. I’m right, and you all know I am.

Gavin Kirkland: I saw it!

Deadprez: You would!

Charlie Marr: But no matter. You see Daryl has himself a little date with destiny at Pain for Pride. He believes that he going to be the Hardcore Champion heading into Season Sixteen, and guess what? He’s wrong. Let me make it clear to you all, and in particular to Mr. Kincade who I’m sure is sat in the back hanging on my every word. What I did at Grand Rampage, the lengths I went to, to ensure that I left with my title. It’s going to look like a Kids birthday party at Chuck E Cheese compared to what I am going to do to him. This title is everything… and Daryl Kin…

Voice: Oh, will you stop flapping your gums for just a second?

(The crowd roars as Daryl Kincade steps through the curtain and immediately makes a beeline for the ring, sliding under the bottom rope with microphone in hand. Charlie stands, a little intrigued as to what is going to come next before then speaking.)

Charlie Marr: You got a lot of courage coming out here I’ll give you that.

Daryl Kincade: Courage??? To stand up to a fossil like you. Don’t think so. See I’ve got another viewpoint on what happened last week, and that is that you betrayed me, because you know exactly the threat, I am to you and that title. You say it’s going to be even more brutal that Grand Rampage? Well, hell yeah Charlie bring it on because I am ready for anything. I’m not some punk just starting out Marr, it’s been a long road to bring me back to the ‘Game’ and I’ll be damned before I let an obnoxious shithead like you talk down to these fans and this company, just because you now have a little more dollar in your pocket. Money doesn’t mean talent Charlie. It just mean you can look like you’re heading into court like you do today. That is a nice suit though…

(Charlie nods, the two of them agreeing on something.)

Daryl Kincade: Thing is, even Armani can’t polish a turd. I’ve back on the big show Charlie, and now I’ve got there, I WILL be the next Hardcore Champion. And I don’t give a shit who you’ve got backing you, it’s still happening.

(Charlie turns to the Sheik, and puffs out his cheeks, before springing forwards)

Deadprez: CHEAP SHOT FROM CHARLIE MARR, ROCKS DARYL ON HIS HEELS!!!

Eve: And a few hard rights from Charlie to follow up, he’s taking out his frustration right here!

Gavin Kirkland: Charlie with an Irish Whip into the ropes… OOOOO, DEVASTING LARIAT COUNTER FROM DARYL KINCADE!

Eve: Charlie is stunned, Daryl is after him. Sheik Omar though jumps on Daryl back!

Gavin Kirkland: Such bravery!

Deadprez: Yeah, well the same can’t be said for Charlie, he’s getting out of there!

(Charlie slides out the ring, the Sheik jumping off thinking he can escape, but before he can, Daryl grabs him, the crowd on their feet.)

Deadprez: Daryl has that look in his eyes, he lifts the Sheik up… POWERSLAM INTO THE MIDDLE OF THE CANVAS!!!. SHEIK OMAR HAS BEEN DESTROYED!!!

Eve: And Charlie Marr not doing a damn thing about it!

Gavin Kirkland: Tactical move that’s all… it’s not like he’s scared or anything!

(In the ring Daryl stares at Charlie, before picking up the Sheik and holding him at the back of the neck, showing Charlie Marr what he has done. Daryl then pushes the Sheik away, Omar falling to the canvas.)

Deadprez: Message sent by Daryl Kincade, he’s coming for that Championship and not even Saudi Arabia will stop him.

Eve: I hope it’s given Charlie something to think about

Gavin Kirkland: Oh, it will, and believe me, Daryl Kincade will pay.

(The camera pans back to the ring, Daryl staring down Charlie who backs up the ramp simply pointing his finger as it fades into a commercial break.)

(The commercial break ends and the camera cuts to Gina Romano in the ring.)

Gina Romano: The following is the opening contest of Showdown with a Twenty-Minute Time Limit and it is scheduled for one fall!!

Crowd: ONE FALL!!!

(‘Thernody To The Victims of Hiroshima’ by Krzysztof Penderecki hits!!!)

Gina Romano: Introducing first from Under The Midnight Sun, Alaska weighing in at 225 pounds he is the “Plaguebeast” ARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRTHUR PLEASANTTTTTTTTTTT!!!!!!!!!!

(Arthur Pleasant makes his way out to the ring looking unstable like he could kill anyone in his way.)

Gavin Kirkland: What the hell? Did they say he is a Plaguebeast? Fuck that. I am NOT getting COVID again.

Eve: I’m pretty sure that’s not what that means. At least I hope that is the case. If not he really should be wearing a mask when he is wrestling.

Deadprez: I mean he shouldn’t be wrestling at all in that case. But luckily we here at EAW get everyone tested. And tonight the only thing that Arthur Pleasant has tested positive for is positively one mean ass motherfucker. And that spells bad news for his opponent here tonight.

(“Running After My Fate” by Jean-Pierre Taieb hits!!!)

Gina Romano: And his opponent from Parts Unknown weighing in at 285 pounds he is “The Grim Reaper” SAMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMAELLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!

(Samael makes his way out to the ring looking psychotic as security has to prevent him from assaulting fans at ringside.)

Gavin Kirkland: This match is what wrestling is about. Two big meaty men slapping meat. It’s what we are all here to see.

Eve: Facts only. These two wrestlers weren’t some skinny nerd recruited from the indy scene. These are professional athletes and professional asskickers. Unlike 90% of the audience they have actually touched a titty before.

Deadprez: Samael is a deranged lunatic. I don’t even want to speculate on who or what he might have touched in the past. I imagine he had been in prison or an insane asylum at least at some point and maybe that is where we are recruiting our wrestlers from now. I guess we will see if that strategy pays off.

(DING! DING! DING!)

Eve: We are underway as Samael and Arthur Pleasant stare each other down in the ring and they are ready to rumble here tonight on Saturday Night Showdown. The lockup commences in the middle of the ring with Samael seemingly getting the advantage… No! Arthur Pleasant fights back! Two giant men in the ring trying to overpower each other but this time Pleasant gets the advantage shoving Samael all the way back across the ring and into the opposite corner.

Gavin Kirkland: Samael does not look pleased that Arthur Pleasant did him like that as he backs out of the corner and they pace around the ring again. The lockup as this time Samael intends to overpower Pleasant. But Pleasant with a hard shove throwing Samael into the ropes! Samael ducks beneath the bottom rope and hits his hands on the apron in annoyance. It looks like the power game just is not going to be paying off for Samael here tonight and he is going to need to switch his strategy up if he wants to be successful. He needs to calm down and get back in the ring and control his rage. Unfortunately he seems to be a psychopath so that is easier said than done.

Referee: ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR! FIVE! SIX! SEVEN!

Deadprez: Samael gets back into the ring to face off against Arthur Pleasant. This time he dodges the lockup and goes around behind… Hard clubbing blows to the back of the head! Pleasant fires back with a hard forearm of his own! These two have said fuck it and are now just exchanging blows in the middle of the ring! PLEASANT! SAMAEL! PLEASANT! SAMAEL! PLEASANT! SAMAEL! SAMAEL! SAMAEL!

Eve: Samael takes control of the match hammering Arthur Pleasant into the ropes. Pleasant bounces back off the ropes as Samael comes flying at Pleasant with a Diving Punch to the face!!! Down goes Pleasant! Down goes Pleasant! Down goes Pleasant! It was a fight to see which of these two big men would give in first and it looks like Samael has knocked his opponent right down on his ass here tonight! The cover!

Referee: ONNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN-

Gavin Kirkland: Immediately Arthur Pleasant kicks out with authority! Samael is thrown off of him with force and immediately gets back on top of Samael and begins unloading punches. Samael keeping Arthur down as he stomps on him kicking and punching and taking out his frustrations on him. Pleasant spits and shakes it off as Samael pulls him back up and slams his head into the turnbuckle in the corner before continuing to unload punches. Samael drags Arthur to the opposite turnbuckle by the hair and repeatedly bashes his head into the turnbuckle. Arthur staggers out of the corner before turning around and eating a Big Boot to the face from Samael! Another cover!!

Referee: ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!! T-

Deadprez: Another kickout by Arthur Pleasant! Samael not able to put him away! Samael pulls Arthur right back up looking to do further damage here tonight. Samael with a hard Spinning Back Elbow to the jaw of Arthur knocking him back down but Samael doesn’t even bother going for the cover. Arthur right back up and he chops the chest of Samael hard as hell. But it has no effect! The headbutt from Arthur! Samael retaliates with a headbutt of his own. Both men busting their skulls open in an attempt to prove who the strongest is here tonight but neither will give in even as blood begins to form on each of their foreheads.

Eve: Samael and Arthur Pleasant exchanging chops in the middle of the ring as they both dare each other to hit each other. It looks like Pleasant is getting the better of Samael as he begins to chop repeatedly eventually knocking Arthur to the ground. Pleasant runs off the ropes… Diving Elbow Drop to Samael on the ground! But Samael moves out of the way! Arthur crashes and burns and hurt his arm there! Arthur holding his arm in pain as Samael runs off the ropes… RUNNING KNEE STRIKE TO THE SKULL!!! SAMAEL WITH YET ANAOTHER COVER! HE GOT ONE THE FIRST TIME! TWO THE SECOND TIME!!! THE THIRD TIME IS THE CHARM!!!

Referee: ONENNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!

Referee: TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Referee: THRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Gavin Kirkland: No! Arthur Pleasant kicks out just in time! Samael is enraged as he grabs Arthur by the throat and tosses him back first into the turnbuckle! Arthur’s neck snaps back in the corner as Samael goes in after him! But Arthur ducks the punch causing Samael to punch the top turnbuckle instead! Arthur now going in on Samael with repeated punches not letting up even after the referee intervenes! The referee has to try to force Arthur out of the corner. Samael comes out of the corner and gets a Running Shoulder Tackle from Arthur! Arthur was taking a lot of damage but suddenly he is rolling!

Deadprez: Arthur Pleasant runs off the ropes… Guillotine Leg Drop connects across the chest of Samael! Arthur locks in a Sleeper Hold looking to choke the life out of Samael who is using his size and strength to power back up to his feet. But Pleasant is doing his best to keep him grounded! But Samael is too strong! The hard elbow shots to the gut of Arthur as he breaks free! Big Samael off the ropes with a Running Lariat! No! Arthur ducks beneath! Arthur runs off the ropes… SPEAR! SPEAR! SPEAR!

Eve: Arthur Pleasant connects with the most thunderous Spear of all time! Arthur climbs on top of Samael and begins bashing his face in with repeated strikes and the eyes of Samael have rolled into the back of their head! Arthur is going to knock this motherfucker the hell out!!! Arthur really going in as he gestures to the ground with a cutthroat gesture. THE PLAGUEBEAST IS BEASTING HERE TONIGHT!!!!

Gavin Kirkland: Arthur Pleasant lifts up Samael into a Fireman’s Carry! Holy shit what strength!!!

Deadprez: THE CALAMITY PAIN CONNECTS!!! IT SHOOK THE ENTIRE RING! ARTHUR TO THE PIN!!

Referee: ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!

Referee: TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!

Referee: THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!1

(DING! DING! DING!)

Gina Romano: Here is your winner… ARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRTHUR PLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEASANTTTTTTTTTT!!!!!!!!

(‘Thernody To The Victims of Hiroshima’ by Krzysztof Penderecki hits as Arthur Pleasant has his arm raised in victory but immediately yanks his hand away as the referee slides out of the ring in fear.)

Gavin Kirkland: What a pleasant victory for Arthur Pleasant.

Deadprez: Fuck outta here with that. But nah seriously that was a dominant victory after a real fight between two big ass hoss motherfuckers. This is the kind of match I like to see and you can only see it here on Showdown.

Eve: Well there is a draft coming up but for now you are correct. Samael is an unpredictable beast though I doubt he is even capable of processing this loss he will be just as crazy and unstoppable going forward I am sure.

(The camera cuts to a commercial for the new Disney+ series Mr. Marvel. #Equality)

(We cut to the back, where Kyra Phillips is standing by.)

Kyra Phillips: I have with me two people who many are wondering if they can co-exist tonight. Veena, ARIA welcome.

(Both of the women nod, but there doesn’t seem to be anything like a ‘team’ atmosphere.)

Kyra Phillips: Tonight, you face the ‘Ice Aces’ in tag team competition when let’s face it, the two of you haven’t really gotten on well this past couple of weeks. The Ice Aces are known as one of the top tag teams around here so surely you have a plan?

Veena Adams: Yes, we have a plan. Of course, we have a plan. And it’s very simple. See, my status in this company is unquestionable. My family history speaks for itself. I am one of the premier female Elitists in this and so therefore it makes sense that I should be the Captain of the team. That being the case, then all ARIA here needs to do is follow my lead and everything will be fine.

Kyra Phillips: ARIA, do you have a response to that?

(ARIA is scowling at Veena, Veena shrugging her shoulders and not understanding what the problem is.)

ARIA: Yeah, I have a response.

Veena Adams: You can’t have a problem with my plan surely. It’s fool proof.

ARIA: Actually, yes, I do. I know how you work Veena, I know what you will do to win matches, so there isn’t even a one percent chance that I would ever ‘follow your lead’, because if I did, that’s not going to take us anywhere. The Ice Aces are my best friends, and what we are going to do is you follow MY lead, and we are going to wrestle them to see who is better. Any cheap stunts and there will be a problem.

Veena Adam: That right?

(Before ARIA can answer and things escalate, Lexi skips into view getting everyone’s attention. She waves, a huge smile on her face.)

Lexi: Anyone seen Limmy?

(Veena Adams is speechless for once, and just rolls her eyes not believing that Lexi could be so infatuated with someone like Limmy.)

Lexi: Well, has anyone or what?

ARIA: No, no one has seen him Lexi and seriously, you should get some help.

Lexi: Yes, you can help me find him. Thank youuuuu!

ARIA: No, I mean you are sick, you need professional help to get better. You’ve lost your mind.

(Lexi looks more than a little confused, but ARIA turns to walk away, not having the time for this. As she turns however, she is stunned to find none other than Sierra from Dynasty stood in front of her, ARIA’s face one of obvious shock. For a moment she is going to say something, Sierra smirks, winding her up.)

Sierra: Hey… bitches.

(ARIA shakes her head then once more she turns to walk away, but this time is obstructed by none other than Showdown General Manager Hurricane Hawk.)

ARIA: Can a girl not just leave a scene in peace?

Hurricane Hawk: Kyra, you can take your leave, I’ll deal with this.

Kyra Phillips: Thank you.

(Kyra walks away looking more than a little relieved to escape.)

Hurricane Hawk: I hope you Ladies are not going to cause me trouble. I’d hate to have to start handed out suspensions this close to Pain for Pride.

(He looks at all four of them, Lexi seemingly not paying much attention as she looks over his shoulder still conducting her search for the elusive Monaghan.)

Hurricane Hawk: Lexi, are you listening to me, this is important

Lexi: OK, but is it as important as Ice Cream?

Hurricane Hawk: Yes Lexi, it most certainly is.

Lexi: Then go ahead…

(She looks at the other three girls)

Lexi: This is going to be great.

Hurricane Hawk: I’ve been having a chat with Starrstan, and the two of us are in agreement that what we have here is a situation that must be resolved. ARIA, Veena, Lexi… the three of you have been going back and forth all season, and seem to have an issue with one another, an issue that needs to be resolved so that the three of you can finally look forwards.

Veena Adams: Only issue I have is you signing these bitches in the first place.

Hurricane Hawk: That said Veena, they have both proven their worth, and deserve and opportunity

Veena Adams: If you say so…

Hurricane Hawk: And so, we are going to sort this out at Pain for Pride. And seeing as Sierra has made it known that she is more than ready to take her spot at the top…

(Veena scoffs, and it even brings a smile from ARIA)

Hurricane Hawk: Then, at Pain for Pride, the four of you will be involved in a fatal four way match so that we can put all the aforementioned to bed. Good luck Ladies and enjoy your moment.

(All four of them look shocked for a moment, three of them realizing the permutations of such a match on the biggest of stages. Veena however then looks upset, and walks away seemingly not happy with the hand she had been dealt. Lexi just laughs…)

Lexi: That was NOT more important than Ice Cream, you lied.

(Hawk shakes his head and then takes his leave.)

Lexi: I’ll find Limmy now, he’ll make it all better and might rub… Ooo that makes me tingle in my private place.

(Lexi then walks off, heading off down the corridor. For a few tense moment Sierra and ARIA stand face to face, just looking at each other, until again Sierra smirks.)

Sierra: I’ll be seeing you soon ARIA.

(Sierra then walks away, ARIA shaking her head before walking in the opposite direction as the scene cuts.)

(With a hyped up crowd in attendance here at the Crypto.com Arena, the camera would eventually pan back out to ringside as we see the audience slowly start to settle down. They pay attention for the match up next. But first, our camera pans down to the ring, as we see Katherine Helle standing in the ring, waiting in her corner. Seconds later, the camera pans over to Gina Romano standing in a Pain For Pride-colored dress, holding an EAW-branded microphone.)

Gina Romano: The following contest had a twenty minute time limit and it is scheduled for… ONE FALL!

Crowd: ONE FALL!

Gina Romano: First, standing to my left… Katherine Helle!!!!!!

(Seconds later, ‘I’m So Sick’ by Flyleaf would hit the speakers, as a mixed reaction from the crowd would ensue. Panning over toward the stage, the camera would zoom in on Hoodlum who is exiting the curtains, staring down toward the ring – especially at his tag team partner – expecting her to do the same, to which she doesn’t. He somewhat shakes his head, before he begins to walk down the ramp.)

Gina Romano: Introducing her partner… hailing from The Slums of Toronto, Ontario… weighing in at 274 pounds… HOODLUM!!!!! 

Gavin Kirkland: A Canadian weighing 300 pounds… Xander???

Deadprez: We see a lot of the “can the co-exist” tropes here in Elite Answers Wrestling, and while this isn’t one of them, that expression says a whole lot. These two Elitists are singles wrestlers, and that could be said especially for Hoodlum. An up and coming EAW Elitist, having signed pen-to-paper almost two months ago to the date, and in just two weeks we witness his first ever Free-Per-View match, that being one at Pain For Pride as a competitor in the 24/7 Battle Royal! There’s no doubt that this Elitist wants to come out on top, but there’s a lot of hurdles he’ll have to jump over in order to get there. This being one of them… if he can succeed, there’s no doubting he will be a major player in that battle royal!

(Hoodlum is seen climbing up onto the apron, before entering the ring. He would brush past Katherine Helle, who still refuses to acknowledge him, before he climbs to the top rope and begins to pose. Eventually though, his theme song would fade out. The lights in the arena would fade dark, just for a few seconds, before light would be emitted from the titantron as a grungey video of Pandora Paisley with a scowl on her face, before cracking into a Cheshire Cat smile, would play – eventually, transitioning into Jonny Airhart twirling his cane with an Uno card in his mouth. Eventually, the two would burst out into a psychotic laugh as ‘Just Stop’ by Disturbed hits the speakers, the EAW audience erupting into boos. A lone spotlight would appear as Jonny Airhart and Pandora both walk into the stage, taking time to pose.)

Gina Romano: And their opponents; at a combined weight of 23 stone… 322 pounds… SEROTOOOONIIIIIIIN! 

Eve: Meanwhile, here come two Elitists who are very familiar with this situation – Serotonin! These two officially became a team at the very start of the year, eventually aligning with Lucas Knight – undoubtedly making themselves notable names on the Showdown brand. If there’s anyone who needs to be beaten in this match it’s these two, but given how they’re on the same page, it seems unlikely. Hoodlum and Katherine will have to try their absolute hardest to get through these two, and it’ll certainly be a tough job if they want to win. And that’s what it’s all about after all, winning. If Pandora and Jonny both pick up a victory heading into Pain For Pride, that could be detrimental for their victory…

(Soon, Jonny Airhart would enter the ring by sliding under the bottom rope, before he goes to sit on the middle. Following behind him, Pandora would enter too, though much slower, as she shows off her “assets” in the process-)

Gavin Kirkland: Gavin.exe has stopped working.

(-before eventually, Pandora would climb to the center of the ring. Jonny looks to their opponents, as Pandora licks her lips, before the two stand up, and head to their corner, awaiting the bell…)

Gavin Kirkland: more plz 

(DING! DING! DING!)

Eve: And we are underway, as Jonny Airhart starts off the match for Seretonin, staring across the ring at Hoodlum! Hoodlum offered to start this match off first, and Katherine Helle doesn’t seem too pleased about it – however, he was able to talk his way into starting off. He and Jonny Airhart begin to circle the ring, before they meet together in a lockup! Due to the weight and height advantage, Hoodlum is quickly able to overpower Jonny, dropping him down to a knee, before locking in that headlock! Hoodlum grabs him by the crown of his hair, before punching him directly in the forehead!

Gavin Kirkland: But the Uno Champ Kid, partner of Baddieora Paisley, doesn’t take that shit and jumps straight ack to his feet, before connecting with a punch of his own straight to Hoodlum’s gut! Hoodlum stumbles back, and throws another punch, however Jonny quickly ducks it and hits an elbow to Hoodlum’s jaw! Hoodlum is sent stumbling backward into the ropes, but attempts to rebound with a huge lariat- however Jonny hooks his arm around it, and slips behind… ‘CARD MAKER’- DENIED! Hoodlum shakes him off as he momentarily gains the upper hand, turning around to hit a rolling elbow!

Deadprez: Boot to the head from Jonny! Hoodlum has been left stunned, and now Jonny turns around and hits the ropes… only to meet a back elbow straight to the head! This sets Hoodlum up for a maneuver, as he too looks to hit the ropes… he charges forward with a HUGE lariat to the head, but Jonny stops him with a superkick straight to the head! Hoodlum drops to his knees, before Jonny is quickly able to follow up by lifting Hoodlum back up for a huge snap suplex! Though yet again, that weight imbalance is fucking him over! He can’t lift Hoodlum up properly!

Eve: And that grants Hoodlum an opportunity to knee him directly into the gut! Jonny almost instantly lets go of the hold, before he stumbles back just a few steps! Hoodlum grabs Jonny by the hair, before throwing him straight into the corner – releasing some punches following this! He connects with one to the head! Two to the head! Three! Four! Five! Six! And now he hits the irish whip, throwing his opponent into the opposite turnbuckles… WHO REBOUNDS WITH A SHOTGUN DROPKICK, DROPPING HOODLUM STRAIGHT TO THE MAT!

Gavin Kirkland: Both of these two did damage to the other, as they lay on the mat holding their damaged areas! Mommyrine Helle is begging to be tagged in as she shaking that thang on the apron, but that bozo Hoodlum is denying me my pre-nap material! She’s not gonna be able to hit the Yam Slam because of him! Ugh, disgusting. LUCKILY, THOUGH, JONNY AIRHART IS PUNISHING HIM FOR IT, AS HE SPRINTS UP AND HITS THE RUNNING SHOOTING STAR PRESS, A VERY NICE MANEUVER RIGHT THERE! HE SLIPS STRAIGHT INTO THE COVER FOLLIOWING THAT MOVE!!

OOOOONNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!

TTTTTTTWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!

Deadprez: Kick out! Hoodlum continues fighting, as he rolls away from Jonny, however Jonny isn’t done! He grabs Hoodlum by the leg, before dragging him to the corner! Here comes Pandora!

(TAG!)

Gavin Kirkland: YES! BEANS ON TOAST BABE IN THE MATCH!

Deadprez: Pandora Paisley slips through the ropes, before Jonny quickly rolls Hoodlum up to his feet! He then grabs him by the head, connecting with a jawbreaker, which spins him backwards into a huge back elbow from Pandora! He once again turns arou nd, before Jonny lifts him up for the bear hug, while Pandora turns and hits the ropes… BAM! ‘Lobotomized’ connects, as Pandora connects with that running lariat, knocking Hoodlum down onto the mat! Pandora into the cover!

OOOOOOONNNNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!

TTTTTTTWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

THRRRRRRRRRREEEEEEEEEE-

Deadprez: WAIT! KATHERINE HELLE RAN INTO THE RING IN AN ATTEMPT TO STOP THE COVER, BUT PANDORA RIPS HOODLUM’S SHOULDER OFF THE MAT AND STARES DIRECTLY INTO HER EYES! Pandora slams Hoodlum into the mat, before sprinting over to Katherine! ‘Love Tap’!!! The charging leaping knee strike to the head slams Katherine straight into the mat, knocking her directly off her feet! Pandora is about to bitch her, as she’s not done there! Pandora lifts Katherine up, and hits a back suplex, even twisting it in the air!

Eve: But as she does so, Hoodlum is able to sneak up and grab her by the hair! He lifts Pandora up to her feet, before hitting a lariat to the back of her head! Hoodlum got lucky that Pandora wasn’t going to allow Katherine break up that pinfall, but for how long can he stay lucky? He grabs Katherine by the wrist, and drags her back to her corner, definitely making sure she’s ready to be tagged in later on! However, don’t take your eyes off of Pandora, as she now charges in with a huge dropkick!

Gavin Kirkland: A variation of her running corner dropkick, this time using the dropkick to send Hoodlum into the turnbuckles, which knocks him straight into a seated position! Pandora Paisley stands straight back up to her feet, before she begins to stomp him in the corner! Pandora then turns around, and goes to her corner! She looks to tag Jonny in, but doesn’t notice Katherine Helle tagging herself in on the apron!

(TAG!)

(TAG!)

(TAG!)

Eve: Interesting strategy from Serotonin, as Pandora tagged herself out then back in again, thus allowing both of these two to compete in the same ring for just a short amount of time! Pandora Paisley runs over to the opposite turnbuckle, before leaping into the air and connecting with a running corner dropkick! It lands, and she rolls back to her feet! She grabs Hoodlum by the wrist and lifts him up to his feet, before throwing him to Jonny Airhart who slips behind… AND CONNECTS WITH THE RIPCORD LARIAT! Pandora Paisley quickly slides into the cover, seeking to pin Hoodlum, but she has absolutely no idea that Katherine Helle is the legal competitor!

Gavin Kirkland: AND HERE COMES THICC MOMMY! She slips through the ropes, before grabbing Pandora and lifting her off the cover! She spent her time pretty well hanging out on the apron, buying her time, just waiting to strike and now she does so! Katherine hits a punch to Pandora’s head, before turning to Airhart and delivering another! These punches aren’t stunning either competitor like she wants them too, but it’s keeping them at bay for just a few seconds! Katherine Helle turns her attention to Airhart, delivering knuckle arrows straight to the forehead, but she doesn’t realize Pandora behind her! Katherine Helle may have just cost this one for the team!

Deadprez: You may be right there Gavin, because it’s obvious Jonny is stalling here! Those punches aren’t doing much, and once Pandora is back to her feet, Jonny has all the rhyme and reason to fight back, clobbering her with a huge haymaker to the side of the head, spinning her around! Pandora then hits the ropes, as she goes for the spinning mafia kick… WHILE JONNY HITS THE LEG SWEEP! ‘CRIPPLING DEPRESSION’ CONNECTS ON KATHERINE HELLE, WHO WASN’T EVEN PAYING PROPER ATTENTION! SHE GOT LAYED OUT FOR IT! PANDORA COVERS!

OOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!

TTTTTTTTTWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

TTTTTTTTTTTHRRRRRRRRRRREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

(DING! DING! DING!)

Gina Romano: Here are your winners… SEROTONIN!!!!!!!!!!

(‘Just Stop’ by Disturbed hits the speakers, as Pandora Paisley with a grin on her face slides off of the cover, while Jonny Airhart shrugs and raises his arms. Relatively undamaged, aside from the damage Hoodlum tried his best to dish out, the two team members stand tall as the referee grabs both of them by the wrist, and raises their arms. Having won the 24/7 Battle Royal preview due to Katherine Helle’s mistake, the team scoffs before facing the hardcam.)

Eve: Welp, you can’t say that one wasn’t a surprise! Katherine Helle hasn’t been doing fantastic recently, and that performance may have just been the final nail in the coffin. She didn’t pull out all the stops, and made some poor choices, whereas Serotonin were able to pull out some great tag team moves!  There was absolutely no competition here, as the two with tag team experience mopped the floor with the team that didn’t. That’s not to say Hoodlum didn’t try, he absolutely did. And I’m sure if Katherine didn’t tag herself in, things may have gone smoothly… however her rookie mistake cost her.

Gavin Kirkland: NO! My big booty momma lost???

Deadprez: Get over it, Gavin. She couldn’t do anything against a team like Serotonin, especially not in a matchup that’s their speciality. Hoodlum gave it his best effort, but when it came to Katherine she fumbled it. Sorry to tell you, Gavin, but that’s all on her. Now, in somewhat dominant fashion – as only 3 of 4 Elitists got the upper hand in this match – we see Serotonin celebrate!

(As Serotonin pose on the top rope, the camera would zoom out, before eventually the duo climbs back down into the ring. They continue to celebrate, as the show fades out to commercial break.)

(A commercial for the Morbius TV show, MorbTVs, plays ft. Ronan Malosi before it comes back..)

[SCREENBAR – EARLIER TODAY IN LOS ANGELES]

(It opens with Mikaela Street smiling and waving, sitting at a local dining establishment with none other than Dynasty’s own, Terry Chambers.)

Mikaela Street: Hello EAW Universe! It is me! Mikaela Street and I am with none other than Terry Chambers who In just twelve days will face none other than Limmy Monaghan! Yes what an incredible match and with the rumor mill swirling, we are going to get the scoop from he himself! Hi Terry!

Terry Chambers: Hey Mikaela, lover the energy.

Mikaela Street: Thank you for joining me and let’s go ahead and get these questions started! First, welcome to Showdown! Everyone was surprised when you showed up last week, tell us how it felt to step in the Blue Brand?

Terry Chambers: It felt kind of like… I was home in a way. Showdown was the show four years ago where I started taking my career seriously. I had matches with the likes of Malcolm Jones, Heartbreak Boy, and Ahren when he was the top dog. I worked my way quite literally from the bottom on this brand. And of course, where Round Table tried killing me to send some kind of message to Hawk, only for me to come back and take them down and win my first championship in the process. It’s safe to say a lot has changed since then with both this show and myself. It’s good to be back, but the memories soon wore off and the task at hand became the clear focus, and that task is beating Limmy Monaghan. 

(Mikaela nods and asks the next question…)

You have had a tremendous career, becoming the EAW World Champion was the highlight of your career, can you tell us how that felt and what has motivated you since?

Terry Chambers: Well, winning the EAW Championship was the culmination of a lot of blood, sweat, and tears. All the times I was left for dead in this company and all the times I shot myself in the foot early on, to title matches where victory was snatched from my hands. The journey all the way to that moment, it was special to me and winning the title was one of my greatest moments. What follows next is exactly your question which is how do I motivate myself from it? Nobody can question I didn’t earn that championship because of the long list of names I beat that season, but more so, if it was all a fluke or do I just fumble the bag each time I reach the top. A lot of people in my shoes with the hardships I’ve faced would just take “former EAW Champion” and run away, but that’s just not the kind of competitor I am. I still feel there’s so much more to prove, the main point being that I’m not some charity case or one hit wonder. I’m ready to show one more and the people who decide to watch at Pain for Pride. 

(Terry smiles and looks focused as Mikaela is impressed how he is answering these questions, and follows with her next one…)

Last year you went down to injury, losing to Ahren Fournier, what can we expect from you in this Pain for Pride?

Terry Chambers: The answer hasn’t changed since Battle Of Egypt. I’m not at Pain for Pride to just be on the card or to collect a paycheck. There are two main things I want to accomplish at Pain for Pride. One being that I want to eliminate that shitty taste in my mouth of what happened last year at Pain for Pride. Injury or not, that badass season, just to end like that? Looking back on it, it just pisses me off. And two, to have Limmy eat those words he threw at me during Grand Rampage week. He wants to buy into the narrative that I’m washed despite me showing on several occasions the past few months that it isn’t the case. The best way to do that is on the grandest stage of them all. 

Mikaela Street: That makes total sense. Okay, so let me be quite blunt then… Why Limmy Monaghan?

Terry Chambers:  Why Limmy? Well, it’s quite simple. When Limmy first started in this company, I was there in his first big match at Fighting Spirit a few years back. Before Bethany finally joined the match, I took his and Mark’s best in a handicap match. He talked his shit and in the end, he failed. Two years later, he speaks the same exact shit about me. When we were in Grand Rampage, he wasn’t shy talking about how he’s a superstar and I’m just a washed up guy who can’t hold up with the new generation anymore. Me and him both had different opinions on how things would be in a one on one situation given Grand Rampage, you could be tossed out by literally anybody and it doesn’t prove they are better. Im not running from that one on one, no, I fucking want it. I’ve watched Limmy grow, and the stars aligned perfectly for us at Pain for Pride. I warned that if you’re not here to fight, don’t waste my time, and I know Limmy is going to bring the fight, but is going to learn it’s not enough and he waits just a little bit longer than he expected for his big breakout moment while I show, that I never went anywhere. 

(She nods and looks at her notes before putting them down and glaring right at Terry with her final question….)

Mikaela Street: Finally…. Any last words and is there truth to the rumor that this could be your last match?

Terry Chambers: Well, honestly, it feels like that question gets asked every time I compete on Free-Per-View. People like to look at the facts which is I’ve been in the company for almost nine years, and the fact I have three young children at home, and the fact that I’ve reached the mountaintop. Ive overcame all the adversity, I’ve shit down do many people, I’ve competed in the most brutal matches known to man thanks to my two years on Voltage, and I reached the top. People look at that and always ask me “what more is there to prove?” And honestly, only one thing, to show that I belong. To show people like Limmy I didn’t just luck into my success, but rather I earned everything I was given. Many people think I waited too long in my career to wake up and it cost me a lot more accolades in my career given how hot I started as a rookie. When I decided to come back and do the impossible which was face off against the Round Table by myself, I told myself I would stop only when I get that closure in my career. That the time will be right when I decide to step away, knowing that when I do leave, I can smile and have no regrets much like I always did the other times I left all those years ago. So to answer your question, I don’t really know if it’s my last match or not, it’s all about if I’ve achieved that closure I was seeking. Will it happen at Pain for Pride, who knows, but one thing is for sure is that I am bringing every drop of sweat and every ounce of blood I have into this match, and for Limmy’s sake, I hope he does the same because if not, he’s going to get run right over. Closure is unknown, but I still have something to prove. Last words? In Las Vegas, you roll the dice and live with the consequences, which is a phrase both me and Limmy are going to do come Pain for Pride weekend. May the odds be in your favor and God have mercy on your soul…because I won’t.

(Terry glares into the camera with intensity as Mikaela looks on then smiles and waves….)

Mikaela Street: You heard it from Terry Chambers and don’t forget, Pain for Pride is in TWELVE DAYS! Thank you Terry Chambers and remember…. Mikaela Knows Best!

(The camera fades into a commercial break.) 

(As it cuts back from the break, it fades to the ring.‘REBOUND!’ by JPEGMAFIA surrounds the arena with an aura of pure hatred and disgust. As it plays through the speakers, some fans are putting their heads down in disappointment at one of Voltage’s most active New Breeds. Spotlights begin going in different directions, some of them illuminating his features and baby-blue trunks. Jay begins walking through the curtains and out of the titantron, only to be met with loud boos and loud screams, none of them positive. He, however, couldn’t care less— as it’s exactly the reaction he wanted. Dropping to both knees, he stretches his arms out wide and poses on the entrance stage, before blowing a kiss to everyone in the audience, to which some ladies disapprove of. He then stands up, keeping his arms stretched out wide, and slowly turning as he makes his way down the entrance ramp. Refusing to go the ‘excessive’ way, he uses the steel steps and enters the ring through the middle rope. He holds the ropes close to the turnbuckle and begins warming up, awaiting his opponent.)

Gina Romano: THE FOLLOWING CONTEST HAS A TWENTY MINUTE TIME LIMIT AND IT IS SCHEDULED FOR ONE FALL! Introducing first, weighing in at 198 pounds, from Yokohama, Japan, the Charismatic Artist, JAY JERRY JOHNSON!

Eve: :notbad: He’s not exactly from Showdown, but I’m sure he’s no stranger to the brand. After all, EAW only allows the elite, and the elite are those who familiarise themselves with opponents from every corner of the globe, and Showdown is no exception. Clearly the crowd isn’t taking a liking to him, but he doesn’t care at all, and he’s just loving it!  

(‘REBOUND’ fades out as it is gradually taken over by another track, ‘Mo Money’ by Ben McLusky. The crowd continues to keep their heads down, some shaking it as there is nobody to root for in this match. Both of these guys are hated to absolute limits, and these people have had enough of it. He too is met with boos as he exits the entrance titantron, posing with a few bucks and throwing it all away in an elegant manner, the crowd barely wanting to grab it, having seen the hands it came from. He begins shouting in a rather boisterous manner, as he is met with a lot of thumbs-down reactions from the EAW Universe. Ronan, much like Jay, pays no mind to it and continues walking down the entrance ramp, before entering through the steel steps and stepping over the top rope, showing his height advantage over Jay. Unlike Jay, he only warms up with a few arm stretches and a neck shake, waiting for that bell to ring.)

Gavin Kirkland: Finally, an actual Showdown competitor, and not that skinny little bitch named Jay Jerry Johnson. That’s a stupid name and he should go kill himself for even suggesting that shit, damn. What a goddamn idiot, if you ask me. Ronan is the definition of a man, a billionaire and a wrestler all in one. He got this in the bag, and he’s going to stuff Jay’s little vagina in it too. 

(DING! DING! DING!)

Eve: I don’t know who to root for right now, but okay. Let’s just get into it, I guess. Ronan has the height advantage by about eight inches, and weighs almost 100 pounds more than Jay, it will be interesting to see how that plays out tonight. Despite this, he seems to have planned something, and is looking to show the world what versatility he has in this match. Jay doesn’t give him a second to think, however, as he lunges at Ronan and begins pummeling him with forearm smashes, knowing that to take out somebody bigger, he has to take them out much earlier. Ronan is a bit dazed and staggered, but he catches Jay mid-air during his fifth attempt, and throws him down on the mat with force. Jay is looking absolutely shocked right now, and his eyes are damn near popping out of their sockets! Ronan stands over him, but Jay picks himself up fast, and creates enough distance as the two begin circling each other.

Deadprez: Like a wild animal, Ronan is looking for an opportunity to just bite into the very scum that is Jay Jerry Johnson, and considering how these two have approached this match, I’d rather have Ronan Malosi win this shit, man. Ronan and Jay begin locking up, Jay giving it all he has to not allow Ronan to push himself back, but Ronan’s size advantage allows him to let go of his left hand, and begin locking in Jay’s arm for a standing arm-bar! However, Ronan sees this as an opportunity to go for something much greater, as he frees one hand and reaches for Jay’s jaw, twisting it sideways and coupling it with an arm stretch! Jesus, that’s some technical shit right there, Jay didn’t think he’d experience this on Showdown, did he?

Gavin Kirkland: Okay, DP. Calm your man-tits. It’s not like we’re a god awful brand, especially compared to Voltage. Yeah, yeah, there’s some technical grappling shit that would make Jake Mercer cream himself on a Tuesday night, but it’s not that good. Speaking of technical grappling shit, Ronan is just wrenching back on his neck, showing no signs of transitioning to another hold and is most likely going to bore the life out of everyone. What a dick, at least make it entertaining! Jay is in massive pain right now, and he’s just an inch away from having a snapped neck and a snapped arm, and Ronan going broke from hospital bills. It seems, however, that Jay is attempting to escape! He successfully wrenches the hand of Ronan off his ugly face, and leaves Ronan with only the shoulder! His other hand is free, and he uses that to clasp with his other hand, and they’re in each other’s exact same hold! 

Eve: Huh? Is that even possible? These aren’t Jiu-Jitsu Black Belts, they’re just fat guys with a penchant for rich shit and money. Interesting, truly. Ronan has the power advantage here, however, and he uses his big hands to pry one of Jay’s hands away, and abuses the wrist by twisting it! Jay is in big trouble, and Ronan begins twisting on it with every ounce of his being and somehow, Jay is still trying to hold in the pain that this man is causing him! Jay is just being straight up demolished right now, and he has to find a way to turn that tide to his favour! He’s been in this position before though, and immediately, he uses his free hand to clasp the attacked wrist, before dropping down and kicking Ronan’s hand off his wrist! Immediately, just a split second after, he kips up like a madman! 

Deadprez: And he’s just taunting him. Jay raised that middle finger right in his face and Ronan is not having it! Maybe it’s not a good decision to give your hand to the man that just abused your other one, so I guess he’s not too smart after all, damn. Ronan takes a hold of the finger, but Jay immediately spits in his face in an unexpected move! Ronan just got blinded, and Jay takes the finger out, before striking him with an elbow to the cranium! However, the international Treasure is able to regain his vision, and as Jay tries to go for a running uppercut, Ronan ducks down and strikes the side of his stomach with a vicious elbow, sending Jay stumbling back! That’s power from him right there, whether you like it or not. We’ve seen Ronan get technical a while ago, now it’s time to see his world-renowned striking power! Jay tries to use the ropes as leverage, but Ronan pulls him off it and begins landing uppercuts!

Gavin Kirkland: Jay isn’t surviving at all, and he knows he has to bring something special in order to win this match. Ronan strikes him with several uppercuts, and it brings Jay to the corner turnbuckle! Jay’s stuck there, and Ronan pummels him with several shoulder barges to the stomach, and Jay is almost out of it! He’s trying to lean back, but Ronan gets up on the ropes and begins landing mounted punches! MALOSI! MALOSI! MALOSI! MALO-, oh my lord! Jay just used whatever strength he had and loosely powerbombed him on the mat! Even JJJ is surprised that he could do that, and even I am! Ronan rolls to his side, but Jay is right there! He just stomps on his fingers without any setup, and Malosi is in massive pain! It’s smart from Jay, really. Attack his punch maker and you won’t have to worry about the strikes! Ronan shakes his fingers, and Jay tries to rebound off the ropes for a Penalty Kick-

Eve: BUT NO! Ronan being the veteran, dodges by an inch and grabs hold of Jay’s boots! With speed, he begins untying them, and almost got some laces loose right there! It’s not exactly against the rules, but the referee is simply trying to get Ronan to stop! He eventually stops, and this is met by a boot to the face by Jay Jerry Johnson, which Ronan has to stagger back because! It’s clear that Jay has become distracted by this and Ronan uses this to his advantage, rebounding off the ropes while Jay ties his shoes, and hits him with a dastardly Big Boot! Ronan just regained the momentum, and Jay is knocked the hell out, but realises that there’s no time to tie up his shoes, so he decides to wrestle with untied laces for now! Ronan picks him up and gets him in a clinch, but Jay pushes him against the referee and knocks the referee back! The referee is dazed, and Jay uses his opportunity to thumb the referee right in the eyes!

Deadprez: And Ronan was blinded by this attack! He didn’t see this coming, and the referee wakes up ignorant to what has occurred! Jay uses this to strike Ronan in the gut, and drop him down for a simple, yet deadly, DDT! Jay goes for the cover, the first of the match!

Referee: OOOOOOOOOONEEEEEE!

Referee: TTTWWWWWWWOOO-

Gavin Kirkland: And Ronan kicks out! Jay couldn’t believe it, and he mounts on top of Ronan, pounding him with absolute force! He’s just pummeling him with blows, but his groyne area is a bit too close to Ronan’s mouth, and I’m thinking something pretty disgusting is going to happen. If it does, I’m going to love it! Jay celebrates on top of Ronan, but he’s still mounted on top of him! I don’t think this is PG-13, so I love it! Ronan sneakily bites Jay’s thigh, using the same thigh as cover from the referee! Jesus, this is just a straight up cheat fest right here! Jay stumbles back, as Ronan spits on the mat! Jay’s holding his thigh area in pain, and Ronan decides to go for a display of power right here! He lifts Jay up, and throws him over his head for a Fallaway Slam! Jay just got tossed around, and Ronan looks proud at the damage he is causing! He hooks Jay’s legs in between his head, and throws him down for a powerbomb, causing Jay to bounce and involuntarily reel off the ropes-

Eve: ONLY FOR RONAN TO GET HIM WITH THE VERTIGO! The Deep Six connects, and Jay is stunned! Ronan decides to go for the cover, and hooks the leg and puts the shoulders down!

Referee: OOOOOOOOOOOONNNNNNNEEEEE!

Referee: TTTTTTWWWWWOOOOOOOOO!

Referee: THHHHHHHHHHREEEE-

Deadprez: And Jay kicks out! Ronan is surprised, as he thought Jay must’ve had close to no fight in him! Ronan gets to his feet, and lifts Jay off the ground, but Jay shoves him back, Ronan lunges but Jay strikes him with a Bicycle Knee! Jay grabs hold of his wrist and pulls Ronan towards him, and successfully hits the Ripcord Sling Blade! Jay waits for Ronan to get up on his feet, and as soon as Ronan does, Jay runs to his side, before driving him down for a Pretty Visitor! Both men have hit their signatures, and it’s almost time for one of them to finally crack under the pressure! Jay goes for the cover, his second of the match!

Referee: OOOOOOOOOOOOONNNNNEEEE!

Referee: TTTTWWWWWWWWWWOOOOOOO!

Referee: THREEEEEEEEEEE-

Gavin Kirkland: What a kick out by Ronan! He still has some fight left in him, and Jay is just as shocked as he was earlier! He knows that he has to go for his submission manoeuvre as quickly as possible, and Jay tries to hook the arm for the Jerry Special ‘96, but Ronan rolls over just in time, and spits in Jay’s face! That’s revenge for last time, and Ronan tries his best to get up to his feet, and when he does, he hits Jay with a devastating snap powerslam! Jay is out, but Ronan still isn’t satisfied by this and wants some more! He wants to end this match right here, and Jay gets up on his feet, but Ronan is right there! Jay has his vision back, but Ronan thumbs him right in the eyes, and blinds him for the Death-Ro! The End of Days takes Jay Jerry Johnson out and Ronan is going for the cover! 

Referee: OOOOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNNEEEE!

Referee: TTTTTTTWWWWWWOOOOOOOO!

Referee: THRRRRRRRRREEEE!

(DING! DING! DING!) 

Gina Romano: AND YOUR WINNER, THE INTERNATIONAL TREASURE, RONAN MALOSI!

Deadprez: Wow. That’s a wonderful and well executed win by Ronan Malosi in this match, and Jay Jerry Johnson put up a hell of a fight, but clearly, he was outsmarted and out-willed by the much larger Ronan Malosi!

(Ronan is celebrating in the center of the ring, as Jay rolls out, barely conscious after those powerful slams and blows by Ronan as it cuts to an ad for Pain For Pride.) 

(The camera cuts to Gina Romano in the ring.)

Gina Romano: THE FOLLOWING CONTEST HAS A TWENTY MINUTE TIME LIMIT AND IT IS SCHEDULED FOR…ONE FALL!!

Crowd: ONE FALL!!

(“7 Rings” by Ariana Grande plays to a chorus of boos from the audience as Veena Adams steps out onto the stage, but her theme quickly gets cut off with ‘DESTINY’ by Saori Yoshida, playing down ARIA, who brushes shoulders with Veena on her way to the ring, annoying her greatly.)

Gina Romano: Introducing first! At a combined weight of 248 pounds…THE TEAM OF VEENA ADAMS AND ARIA!!

Gavin Kirkland: Can they coexist?! Wait Trixie Stane hs here and we were supposed to get the Tag Team Champions on commentary tonight and… you can sit on my lap if you want.

(Trixie rolls her eyes and addresses the announcers.)

Trixie Stabe: You don;t just get to reap with greatness, alright? The tag team champions are not here to entertain anyone. When they decide to come out, they will.

(Trixie Stane walks off as the announce team looks perplexed.)

Eve: Well okay, the Off-Brand Amphetamines will not be on commentary tonight. Well, the show must go on. Only time will tell. But with the factor of Veena being… well, Veena. Who knows?

Deadprez: She isn’t the most likeable person in the world, but I don’t think she’d pass up a win if she can get one, even if it may with ARIA.

(‘Pinky! Pinky!’ by The Idol Formerly Known as LADYBABY plays out the Ice Aces now, who receives a thunderous reaction from fans, even ARIA is in the ring clapping for her teammates, tonight, opponents.)

Gina Romano: And their opponents! At a combined weight of 245 pounds…THEY ARE THE TEAM OF AYU MEGUMI AND USAGI SENSHI…THE ICE ACES!!

Eve: You’d have to think they have the advantage, seeing as they are a legitimate tag team.

Deadprez: But what about disadvantage? They’re going up against a friend, and one might think they could go easy.

Eve: This is all in the name of competition, we’ve seen friends compete before, and be fine after. I don’t see Ice Aces disbanding over something like that, but considering what we’ve seen in the past, I wouldn’t be surprised either.

(Usagi waits for Veena and ARIA to decide who’s gonna start off the match, both teammates arguing, but eventually land on ARIA.)

(DING! DING! DING!)

Eve: There’s the bell, and this matchup is officially underway. Not your usual start as both ARIA and Usagi Senshi shake hands before circling each other. Nice to see a sign of respect before these two friends square off with one another.

(Veena Adams is seen yawning on the apron.)

Eve: Of course, not everyone seems impressed, or even happy with the show of respect.

Deadprez: Regardless, ARIA and Usagi lock up in the center of the ring. ARIA gets the early advantage, taking Senshi to the ground with a side headlock takedown. The referee goes to count as Usagi has both shoulders on the mat, but quickly pops one up. ARIA releases the side headlock, opting to grab the wrist of Usagi instead, pulling her up to a vertical base, and wrings the arm.

Eve: ARIA transitions into a fireman’s carry takedown, BUT USAGI LANDS ON HER FEET, RUNNING OFF THE ROPES, AND DELIVERING A SHOULDER TACKLE! Senshi rushes into the cover!

ONNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEE!!

T-

Eve: Quick cover, but also a quick kickout there by Usagi, who tries scrambling back to her feet. ARIA beats her to it, grabbing Senshi by the wrist once more, and trying to Irish whip her into the ropes. But Usagi reverses last minute, sending ARIA into the ropes herself, and dropping down, making ARIA leap over the obstacle. But upon rebounding the ropes for a second time, ARIA runs right into an arm drag, holding it for an arm bar, having her knee pressed on the side of ARIA’s face.

Gavin Kirkland: These two are putting on a little clinic early. They’re almost a better pair than Veena Adams’ massive bazongas!

Eve: :roman: Hopefully she’ll hear that, and get you fired.

Gavin Kirkland: :krabs:

Deadprez: ARIA gets up to a seated position, soon powering back to her feet afterwards. Usagi tries to maintain the advantage, wringing the arm, and moving right into a hammerlock. ARIA looks for an escape, but takes a more straight up approach with the BACK ELBOW! You could see some spit fly out there as Usagi doubles over, favoring her mouth area. There’s some slight hesitation by ARIA before grabbing Senshi by the back of the head, and sending her out through the middle rope.

Eve: Usagi catches herself on the apron, kneeling as of right now, WHICH LEAVES HER OPEN FOR A SUPERKICK, FINALLY KNOCKING HER OFF! ARIA leaves the ring, and watches as Usagi uses the barricade to pick herself back up, a wise way of using the environment to your advantage. But now ARIA is gonna use the environment to hers, leaning Usagi up against the barricade, and catching her with a KNIFE EDGE CHOP!

Deadprez: ARIA rolls Senshi back into the ring, hooking her leg for a cover in quick fashion.

ONNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEE!!

TWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOO!!

Deadprez: Immediate kickout there, jolting Usagi up to a seated position, but ARIA lays her back down for another cover!

ONNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!

TWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!

Eve: Again, the shoulder inches up off the mat. Usagi rolls away from ARIA, creating slight separation as she pulls herself up in the corner. ARIA is in hot pursuit, snapmaring her down for a rear chinlock, wearing the opponent down. But Usagi fights back to her feet, delivering back elbows to the midsection of ARIA, breaking her grip, and allowing Senshi to follow that up with a knife edge chop! Returning the favor from earlier!

Deadprez: ARIA wants one of her own, but Usagi ducks underneath it, and catches her with ANOTHER knife edge chop! ARIA shoves Usagi back into the corner, and charges in! But runs right into the top turnbuckle face first as Usagi slips through the middle ropes! Senshi tries for a clothesline with her opponent on the apron, ARIA ducks underneath, but doesn’t duck the back elbow from Usagi, no doubt jacking the jaw of her opponent.

Eve: Usagi brings ARIA to the corner, climbing to the middle rope, and trying to bring ARIA up there from the apron, having her in position for a suplex. But ARIA breaks free last minute, yanking on Usagi’s leg, and hanging her up on the middle rope, CONNECTING WITH A ROPE-ASSISTED ENZIGURI, CAUSING USAGI TO FALL OFF THE MIDDLE ROPE!

Gavin Kirkland: Right on the button!

Deadprez: ARIA sizes up Usagi as she slowly regains a vertical base, but gets taken right back off with a slingshot DDT! ARIA hooks the leg for a deep cover!

ONNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!

TWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOO!!

Deadprez: Close, but no cigar. However, Usagi was stunned with that DDT. ARIA sits to herself, thinking the next plan of attack, but Veena Adams extends her hand for the tag.

Eve: ARIA doesn’t look to thrilled about this, and seems to ignore her own partner, going to lift Usagi back to her feet.

Veena Adams: CMON, YOU DUMB CUNT! TAG!

ARIA: 🙄

**TAG!!**

Eve: Begrudgingly, ARIA tags out, and ever the opportunist, Veena rushes in with stomps on Usagi before attempting to stand her up! Usagi starts to fight back with shots to the body once up to a kneel though, stunning Veena long enough to stand up, and go for a clothesline! But Veena ducks underneath it, making a go behind on Usagi for a German suplex! But once being lifted off the ground, Senshi delivers a well-placed back elbow to mush of Veena Adams, escaping the predicament.

Gavin Kirkland: Usagi’s gotta be careful, we can’t have the money maker being damaged. 

Deadprez: While Veena checks for any teeth missing, Usagi runs off the ropes in front of her, BUT VEENA CATCHES SENSHI WITH A SNAP GERMAN SUPLEX, BRIDGING IT FOR THE COVER!

ONNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!

TWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!

Deadprez: Kickout at two, but look at ARIA, who extends her hand for a tag now. Which is some actual smart strategy that would keep both competitors relatively fresh. Veena looks to be pondering it, but goes over to her corner.

**TA-

Eve: What the- Veena swipes her hand away last minute. ARIA was able to put her hatred for Veena aside to make the tag, but it doesn’t look the same on Adams’ end, going back to work on Usagi, pulling her up by the hair. BUT USAGI BREAKS FREE, GOING FOR A KICK TO THE MIDSECTION, AND IT GETS CAUGHT BY VEENA, WHO SPINS HER AROUND, BUT LIVES TO REGRET IT AS USAGI LANDS A GAMENGIRI!

Deadprez: Both competitors are down, and Ayu Megumi sticks her hand out, seeing her partner is in peril. Usagi crawls over, Veena desperately grabs for the ankle, BUT USAGI LEAPS TO MAKE THE TAG ANYWAY!

**TAG!!**

Deadprez: AYU IS IN, AND SPRINGS OFF THE ROPES TOWARDS VEENA, WHO DUCKS UNDERNEATH WHATEVER MEGUMI HAD PLANNED! AYU ROLLS TO HER FEET, AND ADAMS RUNS IN! BUT RIGHT INTO A BICYCLE KICK, GETTING SPENT AROUND FOR A RIPCORD KNEE STRIKE STRIKE, AND VEENA FALLS TO A KNEE, ALLOWING AYU TO CONNECT WITH RYO NO IKARI! THE SUPERKICK LAYS OUT HER OPPONENT!

Eve: ARIA sees her team is in trouble, and in attempt to save their chances of winning, enters the ring, running at Ayu, who sidesteps ARIA, sending her out through the middle rope. Ayu looks out at ARIA, BUT WITH HER OPPONENT DISTRACTED, VEENA BOUNCES MEGUMI OFF THE ROPES FOR AN O’CONNOR ROLL, HAVING A HANDFUL OF TIGHTS!

ONNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEE!!

TWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOO!!

Deadprez: AYU ROLLS THROUGH FOR AN O’CONNOR ROLL OF HER OWN!

ONNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!

TWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!

THHH-

Deadprez: KICKOUT! BOTH COMPETITORS SCRAMBLE BACK TO THEIR FEET, AND VEENA ALMOST TAKES AYU OUT HER BOOTS WITH A DEVASTATING SPEAR! HOOKING THE LEG FOR A DEEP COVER! COULD THE UNLIKELY TEAM WIN HERE?!

ONNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!

TWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!

THHHHHRRRRREEEE-

Eve: NO! AYU GETS THE SHOULDER UP, MUCH TO THE ANNOYANCE OF VEENA! But she takes a deep breath, keeping herself in check as she drags Ayu in drop zone distance, climbing to the rope, back to her opponent. FATAL VO- NO! AYU NARROWLY GETS OUTTA THE WAY, AND VEENA ROLLS THROUGH BACK TO HER FEET! ADAMS CHARGES MEGUMI NOW, BUT GETS SENT UP AND OVER THE TOP ROPE AFTER BEING SIDESTEPPED!

Deadprez: AYU RUNS OFF THE ROPES FOR A SUICIDE DIVE, BUT GETS ROCKED WITH A JUMPING EUROPEAN UPPERCUT! Megumi falls back into the ring, BUT USAGI SLIDES IN, RUNNING OFF THE ROPES NOW, AND FLYING THROUGH THE MIDDLE WITH A SUICIDE DIVE! BUT OOH! VEENA SAW SENSHI WAS COMING, AND PICKED UP ARIA, WHO WAS CRAWLING BESIDE HER, PULLING HER OWN PARTNER IN HARM’S WAY TO TAKE THE DIVE FOR HER!

Eve: USAGI STANDS UP, CLEARLY NOT HAVING HIT HER DESIRED TARGET, BUT WITH HER EYES OFF VEENA, ADAMS SENDS HER OPPONENT BACK FIRST INTO THE STEEL STEPS! BUT WHAT VEENA DOESNT NOTICE IS AYU RUNNING OFF THE ROPES FOR A OVER THE TOP ROPE MOONSAULT PLANCHA, AND THERE WAS NO AVOIDING THAT ONE!

Deadprez: All competitors are down on the outside, and that might be a problem as the referee begins his count!

Referee: ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR! FIVE! SIX!

Deadprez: Ayu finally comes through, and realizes the count is happening, so rolls Veena back into the ring. Ayu climbs to the top rope, back facing her opponent, so this has to be the setup for Leap! BUT THIS TURNS OUT TO BE A MISTAKE AS VEENA STILL HAS SOME FIGHT LEFT IN HER, CROTCHING AYU ON THE TOP TURNBUCKLE, AND BRINGING HER DOWN TO A TREE OF WOE POSITION!

Gavin Kirkland: A devious smile forms across the face of Veena, and I just love when she gets like that!

Eve: Veena climbs to the top herself, AND HITS A DIVING DOUBLE FOOT STOMP TO THE CHEST OF AYU! THIS ONE IS OVER AS VEENA GETS HER DOWN, DRAGGING MEGUMI TO THE CENTER OF THE RING, AND HOOKING HER LEG FOR THE COVER!

ONNNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!

TWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!

THHHHHHHHRRRRRREEEEEEEEE-

Deadprez: KICKOUT! AND IF YOU SEE THE LOOK ON VEENA’S FACE, SHE CANT BELIEVE THAT DIDNT WORK!

Gavin Kirkland: NEITHER CAN I!

Deadprez: BUT SOMEHOW, SOMEWAY, AYU STAYS IN THIS THING, WHICH FRUSTRATES VEENA EVEN MORE, MOUNTING HER OPPONENT WITH PUNCHES IN BUNCHES! Veena finally relents, but the onslaught isn’t done there as Veena lands some stomps before getting pulled away by the referee, who scolds her. Usagi takes this time to pick herself up in the corner, AND HERE COMES VEENA WITH A HEAD FULL OF STEAM!

Eve: OOH! SHE RAN RIGHT INTO ANOTHER SUPERKICK FROM AYU! RYO NO IKARI HAS VEENA DOWN FOR THE COUNT IT SEEMS, BUT MEGUMI WANTS TO REALLY MAKE SURE THINGS ARE DONE, SPRINGING TO THE TOP ROPE FOR LEAP! THE MOONSAULT CONNECTS, AND SHE HOOKS THE LIMP LEG OF ADAMS!

ONNNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!

TWWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!

THHH-

Deadprez: ARIA! ARIA BREAKS IT UP, AND SAVES VEENA WITH A DOUBLE AXE HANDLE TO THE BACK! USAGI SLIDES IN THE RING TO MAKE A CHARGE AT ARIA, WHO SIDESTEPS WHATEVER SHE HAD PLANNED, AND SENDS HER SHOULDER FIRST INTO THE RINGPOST!

Eve: AYU FINALLY RECOVERS, AND GOES FOR A CLOTHESLINE ON ARIA, WHO TRAPS THE ARM FOR ZIRICON CUTTER! AYU GETS LAID OUT IN THE CENTER OF THE RING, AND YOU CAN SEE THE LIGHTBULB GO OFF IN VEENA’S HEAD, WHO CRAWLS INTO THE COVER, DRAPING HER ARM OVER AYU!

ONNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!

TWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!

THHHHHHHHRRRRRRREEEEEEEEEEEE-

Deadprez: NO! AYU MEGUMI STILL STAYS IN THIS THING, MUCH TO THE SHOCK OF VEENA ADAMS! BUT LOOK IN THE CORNER, ARIA IS BACK ON, AND STOMPS HER FOOT ON THE STEEL STEPS, RALLYING THE CROWD BEHIND HER AS SHE EXTENDS HER HAND FOR THE TAG! 

Eve: Looks like Veena is gonna finally give in as she crawls over, which has this crowd hot!

**TAG-

Eve: What the- once more, Veena fakes out ARIA, and the audience with the tease of a tag, and rolls out of the ring, much to the confusion of us all, especially ARIA.

Referee: ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR! FIVE!

Deadprez: Veena continues to head up the ramp, turning around to face ARIA with a smug smirk on her face.

Eve: It’s clear she doesn’t care much about walking out of this with the victory, and seems happy with costing ARIA one.

Referee: SIX! SEVEN! EIGHT! NINE! TEN!

(DING! DING! DING!)

Gina Romano: HERES YOUR WINNERS BY A RESULT OF COUNT OUT…THE ICE ACES!!

(Veena stays positioned up the stage, staring down at the ring, giving a sarcastic shrug as ARIA facepalms on the apron. Meanwhile, Usagi slides in the ring, helping Ayu back to her feet, which ARIA soon joins in on.)

Eve: Kudos go out to ARIA for trying to, and making this team work at times.

Deadprez: Yeah, but in the end, Veena Adams wasn’t looking to do the same, which was this team’s downfall.

Gavin Kirkland: What do you mean? Veena did try to make this team work, did you not see her put ARIA in the way of that suicide dive? That’s teamwork, taking the bullet for your partner.

Eve: Oh, will you stop it?

Gavin Kirkland: I’m-

Eve: FROM BEHIND! LEXI GRABS AHOLD OF VEENA ADAMS, AND THROWS HER FACE FIRST INTO THE LED MINITRON! NOW JUST BANGING THE BACK OF VEENA’S HEAD OFF OF IT REPEATEDLY!

Deadprez: And you can’t see Veena doesn’t somewhat deserve this, a take I’m sure the fans can agree with as they are cheering on Lexi right about now.

Eve: Looks like this fight is gonna get one more member as ARIA runs down to the stage, spinning Lexi around, and clocking her with a right hand!

Deadprez: SIERRA! WHERE DID SHE COME FROM?! SIERRA IS HERE NOW, AND ARIA DIVERTS HER ATTENTION AWAY FROM LEXI, TURNING AROUND TO FACE SIERRA!

Eve: THE TWO ARE ENGAGED IN SOME HOCKEY LIKE FISTICUFFS RIGHT NOW, EXCHANGING RIGHT HANDS!

Deadprez: Lexi doesn’t look to be done with ARIA yet, and understandably so, wanting some payback.

Eve: BUT VEENA ISNT DONE WITH LEXI, COMING FROM BEHIND, AND PUMMELING HER DOWN TO A KNEE, DELIVERING CLUBS TO THE BACK! ALL FOUR WOMEN ARE FIGHTING RIGHT NOW!

Gavin Kirkland: I question where all these women are coming from, but I’ll just sit back, and enjoy the moment.

Eve: Looks like the moments finna become even more chaotic in a minute.

(Ice Aces look like they’re gonna join in on the brawl, but stop themselves before exiting the ring, sensing something behind them, and turn around to notice the champions staring them down with Trixie Stane standing behind both men.)

Deadprez: You know it’s Pain for Pride season when we expect twists and turns like we are now.

Eve: Wonder if they’re gonna get physical like the four women on the stage.

Deadprez: Speaking of, security looks to finally be getting a hold on the situation, attempting to contain the women, who continue to break free from their clutches, just wanting to get at one another.

Gavin Kirkland: Oh God, they’re even pulling on hair.

Eve: But in the ring, Ice Aces close the distance between themselves and Off-Brand Amphetamines, showing no fear ahead of Pain for Pride 15, which could wind up being their crowning moment.

(Ice Aces and Off-Brand Amphetamines continue staring each other down with the champions eventually raising their titles high in the air, not caring about the fight still going on the stage area as we cut to the backstage area.)

(As the scene changes from the ring to Hurricane Hawk’s office, we find the GM there standing in front of the camera excited to talk about Pain For Pride….)

Hurricane Hawk: Hello EAW Universe! With Pain For Pride only 12 days away, we have all the matches now official, and I am truly excited to talk about them with all the Showdown faithful! So, as we know that the participants of the 24/7 Battle Royal participants are…

(But before he could start the door to his office opens and walks in Cameron Ella Ava. Hurricane hawk looks a bit surprised, but she is not happy at all and is back in her hometown as the crowd cheers…)

Hurricane Hawk: Hey Cam…. I’m in the middle of….

Cameron Ella Ava: With all due respect, I really don’t care what you are in the middle of, I am tired of this Natasha Agnello and everything she has tried to do here these last few weeks. I want to look at Theron right in the face and have him challenge me! Not some manager that was a DEDEDE flunky! I don’t give a damn what it takes Hawk, I am dead serious!

Hurricane Hawk: Look, Theron has been very scarce lately, he has not been around as much, Natasha has been doing all of his PR work, and I am sorry that you feel that way but if it is any consolation to you, Cameron, the match has been made and signed, it will be you versus Theron Nikolas at Pain for Pride!

(The crowd cheers as Cameron nods some, satisfied that has at least happened and is a sure-fire thing. She then calms down a little and shakes the hand of Hurricane Hawk.)

Cameron Ella Ava: I am sorry to bust in like this, I really am. But I had a lot of respect for Theron, I teamed up with him, I just didn’t understand how this just blew up in my face because I was supporting TLA as well, another friend but whatever, is what it is and….

(But before Cameron can finish her sentence, she is interrupted by Natasha Agnello who is standing in the doorway to Hawk’s office…)

Natasha Agnello: Ahem…

(Cameron slowly turns around as both women are face to face.)

Natasha Agnello: Pardon the interruption, Hurricane Hawk, but I couldn’t feel like needing to say a few words considering Cameron here seems to be a bit miffed about Theron’s absence. See, Cameron, right now you are not worth his time, because that is all reserved for Las Vegas at Pain for Pride. I already confirmed with Hurricane Hawk about the match, Theron requested it, he also sends his apologies that you are so worked up over nothing, for that will not compare to what happens in just 12 days.

Cameron Ella Ava: Really? Well tell Theron that if he has anything to say to me, come do it in my face. I am not waiting any longer. Next week, I’m inviting you and him in front of Hurricane Hawk and we are going to have ourselves a little adult conversation in the middle of the ring. I suggest you tell him to show up and do NOT come alone.

(As Cameron is about to walk past her and away, Natasha turns and whispers in her ear….)

Natasha Agnello: He’s a ghost.

(Cameron stops and looks at Natasha a bit perplexed as this time Natasha walks out of the office leaving Cameron looking on before she takes a deep breath, storming out herself. Hurricane Hawk watches both women walk away as the door slams shut.)

Hurricane Hawk: Okay, that was interesting, and I will make sure that we have that Cameron Ella Ava and Theron Nikolas summit! Now, since I already mentioned one of the matches, I can now get back to announcing the rest of the card and….

(Yet again the door opens and this time Harper Lee walks in….)

Hurricane Hawk: Does anyone know how to knock these days!?

Harper Lee: Yeah whatever, no welcome back to Showdown? No, I missed you Harper because you are a ratings draw, and I have been repping the Blue Brand all over the EAW becoming a finalist to the EAW Iconic Cup? I would have thought that you would want to showcase me here considering the heart grows fonder due to my absence. Anyway, I want Hikari Kanno here right now and we are about to have a debate.

Hurricane Hawk: That’s not possible, she has commitments to Voltage this week and I haven’t talked to Captain Charisma. Look, congratulations on making it to the finals and proving that Showdown has the best talent, but I need you to concentrate on the match and not do Harper things, know what I mean?

(She tilts her head a bit confused.)

Harper Lee: Harper things? Look, if you are not going to give me the time to talk about my greatness, then I will go to Voltage and confront Hikari Kanno myself and give her a piece of my mind. I don’t think you will have any objections to that, Correct?

Hurricane Hawk: I have no objections at all but Captain Charisma might, so I am telling you right now, that until it is cleared, you are staying on the Blue Brand and your travels are over for now.

Harper Lee: That’s cute, really is, but Hikari and I are going to have a little chat because I need everyone in the world to know just how great I am and will become the Iconic Cup winner, then imagine, Harper Lee… EAW Universal Women’s Champion. Has a good ring to it, right?

Hurricane Hawk: Yeah sure. Can you now get the hell out of my office, I really need to run down the card for Pain For Pride and after all these interruptions I am running out of time.

(Harper chuckles a little and then turns to walk away….)

Harper Lee: Call Le Capitan. Tell him the REAL Captain is heading over there tomorrow night and no one is going to stop me.

(She heads out as Hurricane Hawk sighs, then turns to the camera as they tell him to wrap it up….)

Hurricane Hawk: I am running out of time!? Come on!

(The scene suddenly fades to the ring with Gina Romano.)

Gina Romano: The following contest has a twenty minute time limit and it is scheduled for…ONE FALL!!!!!!

Crowd: ONE FALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(‘95. South’ by J. Cole begins to blast through the arena, as a huge mixed reaction flooded with boos pour down as, accompanied with Antonne Prudence at his side, Abel Atami walks through the curtain. Not giving the reaction a second thought, Abel Atami makes his way down to the ring, as Antonne seems to be talking gameplan with him.)

Gina Romano: INTRODUCING FIRST…FROM BY WAY OF THE PROVENANCE KNOWN AS UPOLU, SAMOA…WEIGHING IN AT 227 POUNDS…HE IS THE ‘POTENTATE’…ABEL ATAMI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Eve: Since aligning himself with Antonne Prudence, Abel Atami has been on an absolute roll, and here tonight he looks to beat a former Answers World Champion in Jack Ripley!

Deadprez: It won’t be an easy task, but we know that Abel Atami will be looking to put up a fight!

(Abel Atami continues to make his way down to the ring, before getting up onto the apron. He enters the ring as Antonne moves to ringside, and Abel backs into his corner. From there, ‘95. South’ fades away, as it is then replaced by ‘I Get Money’ from 50 Cent!!! Another mixed reaction is given, but this time it is more positive than negative, as Jack Ripley walks through the curtain! Looking focused, Jack Ripley would begin to make his way down to the ring.)

Gina Romano: AND HIS OPPONENT…FROM LAS VEGAS, NEVADA…WEIGHING IN AT 202 POUNDS…’STRAIGHT SHOOTER’…JACK RIPLEY!!!!!!!!!!! 

Gavin Kirkland: Jack Ripley made his return to Showdown just last week, throwing out a challenge for Pain For Pride against the recently changed Amir Yusuf. We haven’t heard an answer from Amir as of yet, but I’m sure we will be getting one.

Deadprez: But here tonight, in his return Match on Showdown, Jack Ripley faces Abel Atami!

Eve: And although Abel Atami looks to put up a fight, we all know what Jack Ripley is capable of, and we all know that he is ready!

(Jack Riipley gets into the ring, and he backs into his corner. The Referee is about to start the Match as ‘I Get Money’ fades out, but suddenly, ‘A Stranger I Remain’ by Metal Gear Rising begins to play throughout the arena, as a negative reaction is poured down.)

Deadprez: Speak of the devil…

(And then, Amir Yusuf walks through the curtain. Amir begins to walk down the rampway, as he and Jack Ripley both lock eyes. Amir begins to make his way around ringside, looking towards Antonne, before stopping in front of the commentators table. Once ‘A Stranger I Remain’ finally cuts out, the Referee finally starts the Match!)

(DING! DING! DING!)

Eve: Immediately Abel Atami runs right at Jack Ripley, but Ripley moves out of the way before grabbing Abel by the waist, and he drops him down with a takedown, before rolling around and driving his knee right into the head of Abel before backing off, throwing an early warning shot! Abel Atami gets back up to his feet, as the two then lockup in the middle of the ring, Abel being able to get the advantage as he grabs Jack into a side headlock, but as he goes to drive him down, Jack Ripley transitions into a side headlock of his own, wrenching that in!

Deadprez: Abel Atami is able to push Jack Ripley up against the ropes, before throwing him off as Jack runs the ropes, and he catches Abel with a shoulder tackle! Jack shrugs it off, as he runs the ropes once more, but Abel quickly pops up to his feet, stopping Ripley right in his tracks as he stalls him into the middle of the ring, before running the ropes himself and catching Jack with a shoulder tackle of his own, as Ripley goes down and Abel shows off! But he pays the price for that as Jack Ripley quickly takes him by the leg and drops him down to the mat.

Gavin Kirkland: Jack Ripley is able to move up to his feet, as he runs the ropes, but Abel Atami moves out of the way, getting back up to his feet as well, and Jack Ripley fakes Abel out a roundhouse kick, taking the window of opportunity to quickly grab Abel, and connects with a quick DDT! Jack Ripley quickly gets back up to his feet, and he looks straight towards Amir Yusuf, who is watching on the outside. Jack smirks, before turning his attention back to Abel, as he gets Abel back up to his feet.

Eve: Jack Ripley irish whips Abel Atami into the corner, as he runs straight at him, only to be caught with a big boot by Abel! Jack staggers backwards as Abel takes advantage, grabbing Ripley by the arm, before twisting around and bringing it around the back into a chicken wing position, before twisting him back around and towards him…and I don’t think the referee could catch it as Abel pokes Ripley right in the eyes! Abel then grabs Ripley by the waist, before turning him towards the corner, as he drives Jack Ripley right into the turnbuckles back first.

Deadprez: Antonne Prudence cheers Abel Atami on, while Amir Yusuf seems to just look at him funny. Back to the action however, as Abel continues to pull Ripley back towards him, just to push him into the turnbuckles once more! Abel repeatedly does it, but eventually, Jack Ripley manages to stop it, as he stops himself from going into that corner, before pulling himself out of the situation, and catching Abel Atami right in the mouth with a right hand as Abel backs away.

Eve: Jack Ripley zones in, as he grabs Abel Atami by the hair, but the referee is forced to back Ripley away! Ripley lets go of Abel…but he grabs a hold of his arm quickly and catches Abel into an armdrag, as they go down, and Jack holds onto his arm, as he begins to wrench on it! Atami tries to fight out of it, but Jack keeps him down, as he continues to wrench in that armhold. Jack lets go, but not before catching Abel with a kick right to the side of the head, as Abel Atami falls over!

Gavin Kirkland: Jack Ripley backs away, as he allows Abel Atami to get back up to his feet on his own. Abel does manage to get back up to his feet, as it seems that Jack Ripley wants to go for another lock up! Abel accepts it-…wait no! Abel catches Ripley with a knee right to the side! Ripley bends over as Abel drops to his knees, and he pulls Ripley over into a rollup!

OOOOONNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!

TWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!

Deadprez: But Jack Ripley kicks out! Jack immediately gets back up to his feet, grabbing Abel by the arm once more, as he pulls him up to his feet, before tapping on his shoulder…AND HE SLAPS ABEL RIGHT ACROSS THE BACK OF THE HEAD :mjlol:!!!!! Abel doesn’t take too kindly to that, as he swings wildly at Ripley, but he ducks the swing…AND HE SLAPS ABEL ACROSS THE FACE!

Jack Ripley: (Off-Mic) BE A MAN!

Amir Yusuf: …:mjlol:

Eve: Abel Atami swings once more at Jack Ripley, but he ducks it again, taking Abel by the waist and throwing him down to the mat, before slapping him around the head repeatedly! Jack is making a complete fool of Abel as Abel has to force himself away and into the corner! Antonne runs over to Abel, as it seems that he is whispering in the ear of Abel, as he slowly gets back up to his feet, and Jack just turns his focus once more to Amir.

Gavin Kirkland: Jack Ripley’s back is still turned towards Abel Atami, as I think Abel is about to strike! Abel runs up on Ripley…

Deadprez: ABEL ATAMI FALLS BACK IN ABSOLUTE SHOCK AS JACK RIPLEY JUST FAKED HIM OUT WITH THE ‘YOU’LL FLOAT TOO’ SUPERKICK!!! Abel Atami once more backs away as he gets back up to his feet with the help of the ropes, as Jack Ripley is just laughing it all up! Abel runs at Jack, but Jack moves out of the way…but Abel is able to grab Jack by the head as he whiplashes Jack’s head right against the mat! :lupe: I don’t think Abel is in much of a good mood right now…

Eve: Abel Atami drops down to his knees, as he starts whaling lefts and rights all on Jack Ripley! Jack is trying to protect himself but to no avail as Abel continues to connect with those rights, before he grabs the head of Ripley and just starts pounding it right against the mat, until the referee has no choice but to force him off Ripley! Abel makes it back up to his feet, looking towards Amir Yusuf as Jack Ripley gets up to a knee…and Abel catches him with a boot right to the face! Abel hooks the leg again!

OOOOOOOONNNNNNNNNEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Gavin Kirkland: Jack Ripley kicks out once more, and Abel Atami quickly gets back up to his feet, as he drags Jack Ripley up with him, and connects with a forearm right to the jaw! Abel starts to overwhelm Jack into the corner, as he starts connecting with rights right to the abdomen of Jack, as Jack pushes him away…but Abel grabs Jack by the arm, before throwing him over his shoulder, and connecting with a stiff kick right to the back, as Jack tenses up!

Deadprez: Abel Atami now runs off the ropes, but Jack Ripley is able to get right back up and out of the way, sending Abel off the otherside of the ropes he runs the ropes across from him, and they both meet in the center of the ring…WHERE JACK CATCHES ABEL WITH A STIFF ENZIGURI TO THE SIDE OF THE HEAD, AND THAT DAZES HIM! Ripley immediately gets back up to his feet, grabbing Abel by the jaw as he connects with an uppercut! Abel Atami begins to stagger around the ring, but Jack grabs him by the head and throws him over his shoulders into a seated position…

Eve: But Jack Ripley just brings him back up to his feet! Jack now runs off the ropes, and then he jumps onto Abel Atami, connecting with a hurricanrana!! Abel is caught as he tries to get back up to his feet, but Jack runs towards him and catches him with a sliding elbow strike right upside the head, and that forces Abel to roll out onto the apron. Jack moves back up to his feet as he is working at 100 miles per second right now!, running off the ropes as he charges towards Abel..but Abel catches him with a backhand!

Gavin Kirkland: Abel Atami grabs a hold of Jack Ripley from the outside of the apron now, as he jumps over the ropes-

(SLAP!)

(Gavin Kirkland would spit out the water he was just about to take a drink of, falling out of his chair and accidentally knocking his headset off.)

Gavin Kirkland: (Off-Mic) KOMFWKOF3MKGIMPIF3MPPOFEPLEFPO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Deadprez: JACK RIPLEY JUST SLAPPED THE SHIT OUT OF ABEL ATAMI, CATCHING HIM OUT OF MIDAIR AS ABEL CRUMBLES DOWN ONTO THE APRON AND DOWN BELOW!

Jack Ripley: :notbad:

Eve: Gavin can you please get up-

Deadprez: JACK RIPLEY NOW RUNS THE ROPES AS ABEL ATAMI IS TRYING TO GET BACK UP TO HIS FEET, AND HE DIVES THROUGH THE MIDDLE ROPE CONNECTING WITH A SUICIDE DIVE, AS ABEL ATAMI FLIES OVER OUR COMMENTARY TABLE…and onto Gavin…

Eve: I TOLD YOU TO GET UP!

Abel Atami: :dead:

Gavin Kirkland: :dead:

Deadprez: :lupe: Well while we just had a collision of two…species…over here at the commentary table, it looks like Jack Ripley is going to get right into the face of Amir Yusuf! It seems like the two are talking shit to each other, but we can’t understand what they are saying as Amir seemingly moves out of the way, allowing for Jack to grab Abel, and drag him out of the wreckage and into the ring. Jack gets back in as well, as Abel Atami slowly gets back up to his feet…but Ripley grabs behind and pulls him, before dropping him down with a back body drop, and he hooks the leg, for the win!

OOOOOOOONNNNNNNNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Eve: But Abel Atami manages to get the shoulder off the mat at a count of two! Jack Ripley moves to his knees, raking through his hair as he gets back up to his feet, and he just kicks Abel around! Abel slowly makes it up to a knee, as Jack softly rebounds off the ropes, looking to connect with a knee strike, but Abel dodges it, before getting up to his feet and grabbing Jack from the back, hitting a release german suplex!

(Eve would look down at Gavin, and just shake her head as he has yet to get up.)

Deadprez: Abel Atami makes his way back up to his feet, and now he just starts to stomp on the prone body of Jack Ripley! Abel pulls him back up to his feet, before throwing him off the ropes, and catching him with an arm drag. Jack Ripley immediately gets back up to his feet, but is caught with yet another arm drag from Abel! I think Abel Atami has had enough of being embarrassed here tonight, as he now overwhelms Jack against the ropes, catching him with a stiff forearm!

Eve: Jack Ripley staggers towards Abel Atami, and staggers into yet another stiff forearm that drops him down to a knee! Abel runs off the ropes, but as Jack gets back to his feet, Atami stops right in his tracks at the ropes! Jack runs towards Abel Atami, but Abel holds down the ropes and Jack Ripley falls out onto the apron as Abel quickly moves to the middle of the ring…but wait! Jack held onto the ropes and stayed in the ring, as Abel notices it, now being the one to run right at Jack, but Ripley catches him and grabs him by the head!

Deadprez: But look! Abel is able to get Jack Ripley to release his grip, and now it’s Abel who grabs Jack by the head…AND ABEL ATAMI BOUNCES THE THROAT OF JACK RIPLEY RIGHT OFF THAT TOP ROPE, FORCING JACK TO FALL DOWN AND ATTEND TO THAT NOW DAMAGED THROAT! Jack Ripley is having difficulty breathing as Abel Atami runs the ropes, and he swings his knee…and that landed right against the throat! Jack Ripley is rolling around as he is coughing quite a bit, as it is getting harder and harder for him to catch his breath, and Amir is enjoying what he is witnessing!

Eve: Abel Atami kneels down to Jack Ripley, as it seems that he is trash talking the former Answers World Champion, before he begins to pull him back up to his feet…but Jack Ripley breaks free from his grasp, catching him with a knee right to the gut. Jack looks to run the ropes, but he instantly has to stop as it is getting more difficult to breathe, and Abel takes advantage as he grabs Jack by the trunks, before putting him back right into a forearm to the back of the neck!

(Gavin Kirkland can be seen finally getting back up to his feet, looking around before sitting back down in his seat, and putting the headset back on.)

Eve: Finally.

Gavin Kirkland: Hi.

Deadprez: Anyways…Jack Ripley falls down to a knee from that forearm strike, but it looks like Abel Atami is not done, bringing Jack right back up to his feet, much to the enjoyment of Antonne Prudence, as Abel starts to drag Jack to the middle of the ring. Jack is trying to fight back, but it won’t work like that as Abel Atami hooks Jack Ripley’s leg, pulling him up into the air…AND ABEL DROPS JACK RIPLEY WITH THE FISHERMAN’S DRIVER!!! Jack is out of it, and Abel goes for the cover!

OOOOOOOONNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TTT-

Gavin Kirkland: Jack Ripley kicks out, but I don’t think Abel Atami likes that, as he just goes into yet another cover!

OOOOOOOONNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TTTTTT-

Eve: Jack Ripley kicks out once more!…but why is Abel Atami going for yet ANOTHER pin??

OOOOOOOONNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TTTTTTTTT-

Deadprez: Kickout again!!! :francis:

Gavin Kirkland: SMART STRATEGY BY ABEL ATAMI! IT’S ALREADY HARD ENOUGH FOR JACK RIPLEY TO BREATH, AND THE CONSTANT NEED TO KICK OUT WILL MAKE IT WORSE!…but he goes for it again? Maybe it is getting excessive..

OOOOOOOOO-

Eve: JACK RIPLEY KICKS OUT ONCE MORE, BUT THIS TIME WITH QUICKNESS AS JACK IS IMMEDIATELY BACK UP TO HIS FEET! ABEL ATAMI IS SHOCKED BY THIS…for some reason, AS ABEL GETS BACK UP TO HIS FEET AS WELL, RUNNING AT JACK RIPLEY, BUT JACK DODGES IT! Jack pulls Abel down into a schoolboy, but he rolls through it, getting back up to his feet…AND JACK RIPLEY LOOKS TO CONNECT WITH ‘YOU’LL FLOAT TOO’!!!!!!

Deadprez: ABEL ATAMI ON INSTINCT MOVES OUT OF THE WAY OF THE SUPERKICK, GETTING BACK UP TO HIS FEET JUST TO RUN AT JACK RIPLEY AGAIN! Once more Jack Ripley dodges Abel, as Abel is sent running off the ropes, and Abel looks to connect with a flying clothesline…but Jack just moves out of the way! Abel Atami crashed and burned, but he just gets right back up to his feet…JUST TO BE KNOCKED RIGHT BACK DOWN WITH THAT CHOP BY RIPLEY!

Gavin Kirkland: Abel Atami makes it back up to a knee as Jack Ripley runs the rope, but Abel is able to move out of the way, Jack stopping right in his tracks as Abel is up, and he runs the ropes, before hand springing…AND ABEL GOES FOR ‘JUDGMENT DAY’!!!! THE HANDSPRING CUTTER CONNECTS-

Eve: ‘YOU’LL FLOAT TOO’!!!! JACK RIPLEY CATCHES ABEL ATAMI RIGHT IN THE BACK OF THE HEAD MIDAIR WITH THE SUPERKICK, AND ABEL ATAMI JUST CRUMBLES DOWN AS HE IT!!! JACK RIPLEY HOOKS THE LEG!

OOOOOOOONNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TTTTTTTTTTTTTHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(DING! DING! DING!)

(‘I Get Money’ begins to blast through the arena once again to a mixed, but mostly positive reaction as Jack Ripley gets back up to his feet to celebrate his win! The Referee raises the arm of Ripley, before exiting the ring as Antonne Prudence pulls Abel Atami out of the ring.)

Antonne Prudence: :francis:

Gina Romano: HERE IS YOUR WINNER…JACK RIPLEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Eve: WHAT A RETURN HERE TO SHOWDOWN FOR JACK RIPLEY!!!!!

Gavin Kirkland: My head still hurts…

Eve: Your fault.

Deadprez: Abel Atami put up a fight here tonight, but in the end it wasn’t enough, as Jack Ripley picks up a much needed victory on the road to Pain For Pride!

(Jack Ripley would continue to celebrate his victory in the middle of the ring, as the Camera begins to fade away…but suddenly…)

Gavin Kirkland: :krabs:

Eve: ‘WHEN REALITY HITS’!!! JACK RIPLEY WASN’T EXPECTING IT AND AMIR YUSUF HITS THE ROLLING CUTTER FROM OUT OF NOWHERE! RIPLEY IS OUT OF IT AND NOW AMIR YUSUF IS JUST LAYING WASTE TO RIPLEY!

Deadprez: LEFTS AND RIGHTS, AND RIPLEY CAN’T EVEN DEFEND HIMSELF BECAUSE HE WAS LAID OUT COLD BY THE ROLLING CUTTER! :lupe: Amir Yusuf now grabs a hold of Jack Ripley, before locking in the Koji Clutch! ‘Time To Die’ is locked in, and it is locked in tight as Jack Ripley has absolutely nowhere to go, and he is completely out of it!

(After a few moments, Amir Yusuf would let go of the Koji Clutch, before getting back up to his feet. He grabs a Microphone, and looks down at a knocked out Jack Ripley.)

Amir Yusuf: Amir Yusuf? Versus Jack Ripley? Pain For Pride? You’re on.

(Amir would throw down the Microphone, laughing at a fallen Jack Ripley, as he would exit the ring, and walk up the ramp.)

Eve: The Old School versus The New School at Pain For Pride…it’s on!!

(The final image is of Jack Ripley, who is completely out of it as the Referee runs into the ring to check in on him. The Camera fades to a commercial.)

(The camera pans to the ring with Gina Romano….)

Gina Romano: THE FOLLOWING CONTEST IS A PICK YOUR POISON MATCH WITH A 20 MINUTE TIME LIMIT AND IT IS SCHEDULED FOR ONE FALL!

Crowd: ONE FALL!!!

Gina Romano: INTRODUCING FIRST…. FROM NEW YORK CITY! WEIGHING IN AT 231 POUNDS…. HE IS THE NEXT LEVEL…. ADAM LUCAS!!!!

(“You Know My Name” by Chris Cornell plays throughout the arena as Adam Lucas slowly walks out, he gets a huge ovation from the fans, a few boos but mostly a positive rection as he is focused heading to the ring, high fiving a few before heading to the ring.)

Deadprez: Here is a man that has a lot to prove, and Cash in the Vault could be his ticket to a World Championship. But this match? It’s personal for Adam Lucas and Impact knows it, which is why TLA chose Adam and rightfully so. This is going to be a hard hitting one.

Eve: It really is, and we can already look at the determination in Adam, he has so much penned up aggression, we are seeing it with him and with his fiancé over on Dynasty, they have had enough.

Gavin Kirkland: I would do anything to make my fiancé happy too!

(Adam gets to the ring and climbs to the second rope, looking out at the crowd as his theme dies down and it is replaced by M3tamorphosis” – Playboi Carti ft. Kid Cudi as the crowd starts to boo. Emerald green strobe lights center on Impact with his back turned in a Jesus pose. As the lyrics start in “M3tamorphosis” he gyrates forward with double fist pumps, engaging the crowd, hostile in this case, sometimes exposing his bottom row of teeth in homage to the late, great Kobe Bryant’s signature Mamba Scowl.)

Deadprez: And here is the man that will try to become a ten-time World Champion! But tonight, TLA picked his poison and here we are.

Eve: We saw what happened at Dia Del Diablo, honestly since then, Adam Lucas has been a changed man and now we are going to see these to go head-to-head here tonight!

Gavin Kirkland: Both men looking for momentum heading into Pain For Pride, something has to give!

(After sauntering down to the ring, Impact energetically enters, shaking and stretching the ropes. This behavior varies depending on the seriousness of the circumstance. The referee checks on both competitors before he calls for the bell….)

(DING!!! DING!!! DING!!!)

Deadprez: ADAM LUCAS AND IMPACT CHARGE AT EACH OTHER AND START BEATING THE HELL OUTTA ONE ANOTHER! FIST AFTER FIST AFTER FIST! ADAM GETS THE UPPER HAND! ANOTHER SHOT AND ANOTHER AND ANOTHER AS IMPACT STUMBLES BACK, A FOREARM AND ANOTHER, BEFORE ADAM WHIPS HIM INTO THE ROPES, BACK BODY DROP!

(Impact quickly rolls out of the ring but Adam Lucas rolls out right after him….)

Eve: Impact is trying to regroup but Adam Lucas is right behind him! He starts to run around the ring as Adam is behind him, impact slides in and Adam slides right behind him, a huge elbow to the back of his neck that stuns Adam Lucas! He is picked back up and whipped into the turnbuckle! Impact charges in….

Gavin Kirkland: NO! Adam with a huge boot! Impact stumbles back and Adam with a SPEAR! IMPACT WAS TORN IN HALF AND THIS ONE COULD BE OVER ALREADY!

ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TWO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Deadprez: IMPACT KICKS OUT! Adam Lucas picks up Impact by the hair, a forearm after forearm, another whip into the ropes, Adam goes for a clothesline, NO! Impact ducks, Adam runs against the ropes, Impact hits a clothesline of his own! Adam falls against the ropes and bounces back… swinging neck breaker! Adam is down and Impact on top for the cover!

ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Deadprez: Adam kicks out and Impact drops a knee! And another knee! Impact drives his elbow into the face of Adam Lucas as the referee begins the count!

Referee: 1….2….3…..4…..

(Impact lets go, but is right back at it again driving his elbow into the face of Adam Lucas as the referee again makes the count….)

Referee: 1….2….3…..4…..

(Impact stops right before the count, only to do it one more time….)

Referee: 1….2….3….4…..

(This time he stops and gets back up to his feet, picking up Adam by the hair, and slamming his face into the turnbuckle. )

Eve: Impact is now taking methodical control of this match and wearing Adam Lucas down, even toying with him! Ramming Lucas head into the turnbuckle over and over, he is stunned! Impact now with a massive shoulder block! And another! And another! Driving that shoulder into the midsection of a prone and hurt Adam Lucas! He peels Adam from the corner, and snap suplex! Impact with a cover!

ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TW…..

Eve: Adam with a quick kick out and Impact sits him up, driving the knee into the back of Lucas over and over before picking him back up, kicking Adam in the midsection, running against the ropes, swinging neckbre…. NO! Adam pulls back! Impact overran him, turns, kick to the midsection… DDT!

(Adam Lucas hits a DDT before kipping up as the crowd cheers.)

Gavin Kirkland: Adam takes control! Impact is down and Adam Lucas is showing why hot Doctor’s fall in love with him! He is climbing up to the top rope, Impact is down, and Adam  is flying….. HUGE SPLASH BY ADAM LUCAS! THE MONEY SHOT AND HE HOOKS THE LEG FOR THE COVER!

ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!

TWO!!!!!!!!!!!

Gavin Kirkland: THE OLD ROCKER KICKS OUT! Adam looks a little surprised! He picks up Impact, hooking into a front face lock, Adam with a huge suplex! But Adam hangs on! He rolls over, picking up Impact yet again in another suplex, and he plants Impact!

Deadprez: Adam Lucas has taken over, running against the ropes, Corkscrew elbow on the chest of Impact. Adam though drops to his knees…. AND HE STARTS PUNCHING IMPACT IN THE FACE! HE TRIES TO COVER UP BUT THAT ONLY BLOCKS SOME OF THE PUNCHES! THE REFEREE NOW GETTING IN THE WAY!

Referee: 1….2….3….4…..

Deadprez: Adam stops right before the count of five and….. HE DOES IT AGAIN! ADAM LUCAS RELENTLESS IN HIS APPROACH!

Referee: 1….2….3….4…..

Deadprez: Okay! He breaks up the count by the referee, picking him up by the hair, lifting him over the shoulder but Impact is able to sneak from behind, he pushes Adam into the ropes, SNAP GERMAN SUPLEX! THAT FOLDED ADAM IN HALF! IMPACT ONCE AGAIN TAKEN CONTROL! HE GRABS ADAM AND HITS A BACKBREAKER RIGHT OVER HIS KNEE AND HOLDS LUCAS!

(Adam screams in pain as Impact continues to work on his back. Adam is laying over the knee of Impact, before he rolls him off, landing hard on the mat, Impact then locks in the bow and arrow…..)

Gavin Kirkland: That looks like it hurts! Adam Lucas is screaming in pain! Impact wants to break his back, gotta love two meaty men trying to make each other scream! Adam is in a whole lotta trouble! Don’t know how much more of this he can handle! As we see Adam slowly fading!

(Adam starts to go limp as the referee checks on him, but he quickly snaps out of it, grabbing the arm o f the referee and screaming “NO!” so that the official knows that he is far from done. Adam now starts to shake some, as Impact cannot hold on….)

Eve: Impact breaks the hold, but the damage is done! He is back up and kicking Adam in the back over and over! He is not stopping for anything right now and is looking to destroy whatever hopes he has left! Impact has been on another level lately and this proves it yet again! Impact runs against the ropes, another knee to the back of Adam and he picks him up, throwing Lucas into the ropes, he ducks and ADAM HOOKS HIS HEAD…. QUICK PILEDRIVER AND THIS COULD BE OVER!

ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TWO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

THRE…..

Eve: IMPACT WITH A KICK OUT! ADAM IS IN A BIT OF SHOCK BUT HE GRABS IMPACT BY THE LEGS… AND HE GOES FOR THE LUCAS LOCK! HE TURNS IMPACT OVER AND HAS IT LOCKED IN! THE REFEREE CHECKS ON IMPACT AS HE SCREAMS IN PAIN BUT IS TRYING TO GET TO THE ROPES!

Gavin Kirkland: THIS COULD BE IT AND HOW HUMILIATING WOULD IT BE IF IMPACT WERE TO SUBMIT HERE! WHAT WOULD THAT DO TO HIS CONFIDENCE AGAINST SOMEONE LIKE TLA! BUT IMPACT IS TRYING TO LIFT HIMSELF UP! HE IS USING IT TO CRAWL TO THE ROPES AND HE IS REACHING…. HE IS REACHING……

(Impact looking to reach out and grab the ropes….)

Deadprez! He reaches the ropes! Impact reaches the ropes, but Adam Lucas is not letting go! He isn’t letting go as the referee starts the count!

Referee: 1….2….3….4…..

Deadprez: He breaks the hold! Adam Lucas though grabs Impact’s legs and drags him back out to the ring…. BUT IMPACT WITH A ROLLUP!

ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!

TWO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TH….

Deadprez: Adam kicks Out! He is back to his feet and picks up the hurt Impact, a Forearm to the chest! And another! And Another! Whipping him into the turnbuckle! Adam charges in, Impact with the big boot! Adam stumbles back and Impact comes out TURNING TIDES! HE HIT THAT WITH PRECISION AND IT HAS ADAM LUCAS BACK UP DISORIENTED AND THE ABSOLUTION! IMPACT WITH TWO OF HIS MAIN MOVES AND THIS ONBE COULD BE OVER AS HE HOOKS THE LEG FOR THE COVER!

ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TWO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

THRE……

Eve: ADAM KICKS OUT! HE KICKS OUT AND IMPACT LOOKS A BIT SHOCKED! HE STARTS WAILING ON HIM! PUNCH AFTER PUNCH! AND THE REFEREE AGAIN HAS TO ADMINISTER THE COUNT!

Referee: 1….2….3….4…..

(Impact flips the referee off and does it again….)

Referee: 1….2….3….4…..

(Impact lets go and stands, holding his lower back, pacing around, and waiting for Adam Lucas to get back up to his feet.)

Eve: Impact is looking to finish this off! He has Adam in his sights, he wants to end this quickly as Adam is slowly getting back up….. and Impact charges…. FIST OF FURY, NO! ADAM LUCAS WAS ABLE TO DUCK IT! IMPACT TURNS AROUND AND…. HONOR BOMB! WHAT A MOVE AND THE FANS STAND TO THEI4R FEET AS THIS ONE COULD BE OVER! HE GOES FOR THE COVER!

ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TWO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

THREE……………..

Eve: IMPACT GETS A SHOULDER UP! ADAM LUCAS IS IN SHOCK! HE CAN’T BELIEVE IT AS HE IS BACK UP TO HIS FEET, SIGNALING THE END TO THE FANS!

Crowd: THIS IS AWESOME!!!!!! THIS IS AWESOME!!!!! THIS IS AWESOME!!!!!!

Gavin Kirkland: IMPACT IS UP, ADAM LOOKS TO BE READ AND… LEVEL UP! NO! THE POP UP POWERBOMB MISSED AS IMPACT WAS ABLE TO FLOAT THROUGH, LOCKS UP ADAM FROM BEHIND… THE HAIL MARY! HE JUST CONNECTED WITH THE HAIL MARY AND IMPACT RUNS AGAINST THE ROPES AND…. FLIGHT SIGHTS! THE LIONSAULT AND HE HOOKS THE LEG FOR THE PIN!

ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TWO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

THREE………….

Gavin Kirkland: WHAT A MANLY MAN! THICCANY’S FIANCE KICKS OUT AT THE LAST POSSIBLE MILLISECOND! IMPACT LOOKS ABSOLUTELY FLOORED HERE! HE CAN’T BELIEVE IT!  IMPACT SLAMS THE MATS AND HE STARTS ARGUING WITH THE REFEREE! BUT THE REFEREE IS SHOWING TWO FINGERS, I WOULD PROBABLY PUT THOSE FINGERS DOWN BEFORE IMPACT BREAKS THEM!

(Impact starts to slap his hands fast alluring to the count being very slow but the referee doesn’t care, he stands his ground as Impact finally turns and picks up Adam….)

Eve: And Impact runs against the ropes, clothesline…. NO! ADAM LUCAS DUCKS AND HE TURNS…. STEP UP ENZINGUIRI OUT OF NOWHERE BY IMPACT AND HE FALLS TO THE MAT! IMPACT NOW GRABS HIS LEGS AND HOOKS TRYING TO TURN HIM OVER…. THE WALLS OF IMPACT! THE WALLS OF IMPACT AND ADAM LUCAS IS LOCKED IN BUT HE IS CLOSE TO THE ROPES AND IMPACT IS TRYING TO SHIFT AND MOVE TO THE CENTER OF THE RING….BUT NO! ADAM LUCAS IS CRAWLING TO THE ROPES!

(Adam bites down on his hand trying to fight the pain as he stretches to the ropes…..)

Deadprez: HE GETS TO THE ROPES AND NOW IMPACT NEEDS TO BREAK THE HOLD! THE REFEREE IS COUNTING NOW!

Referee: 1….2….3….4…..

(Impact breaks the hold. He drags Adam back to the middle of the ring and tries to put it on again…)

Deadprez: ADAM USES HIS LEGS TO POWER OUT! IMPACT FLIPS OVER ON HIS BACK AND ADAM CLEARLY IN PAIN SLOWLY IS GETTING BACK TO HIS FEET AND HE STRIKES IMPACT WITH A RIGHT HOOK! AND ANOTHER! IMPACT THOUGH THROWS A HAYMAKER AS WELL! AND ANOTHER…. NO! HE IS BACKED UP TO THE ROPES AND ADAM WHIPS HIM, BUT IMPACT TURNS IT AROUND, TOO CLOSE TO THE ROPES AND BOTH WRESTLERS BUTT HEADS! THEY ARE DOWN!

(Adam Lucas and Impact are both down, lying on the mat as the referee administers the count….)

Referee: 1….. 2….. 3….. 4…..

(Adam is on his knees as is Impact when the crowd starts to cheer loudly and TLA slowly walks out in the entranceway and stays there. He looks on as the crowd goes bananas…)

Gavin Kirkland: TLA IS HERE! HE IS WATCHING AND LOOK AT IMPACT! HE FINALLY REALIZES THAT TLA IS HERE!

Referee: 4….. 5…… 6…… 7……

Gavin Kirkland: Impact is back up and he is pointing at TLA….. wait a second….

Deadprez: ADAM LUCAS WAS ALREADY UP AND HE WAS ON THE APRON…. HE FLIPS OVER THE ROPES…. BUCKSHOT LARIAT ON IMPACT! THIS ONE IS… NO! IMPACT FALLS OUT OF THE RING! HE FALLS OUT OF THE RING AND LOOK AT ADAM LUCAS…. IMPACT BARELY ABLE TO GET TO HIS FEET AND… SUICIDE DIVE BY ADAM LUCAS!

Crowd: THIS IS AWESOME!!!! THIS IS AWESOME!!!!! THIS IS AWESOME!!!!!

Eve: Adam Lucas and Impact are down on the floor as the referee starts to count!

Referee: 1….2….3….4…..

Eve: Adam is trying to get up and he goes to Impact who is down, picking him back up and…. Thumb to the eye! Adam Lucas is blinded and Impact now grabs Adam AND SLAMS HIS HEAD ON THE APRON! IMPACT CONTINUES TO LOOK AT TLA WHO IS WATCHING WHILE SMILING!

Referee: 5…. 6…. 7…… 8…..

Deadprez: IMPACT NOW IS GOING TO THROW ADAM AGAINST THE STEEL POST AND HE FLIPS OFF ADAM AND THEN TLA WHIPPING ADAM INTO THE STEEL POST…..

Referee: EIGHT!!!!!

Deadprez: ADAM REVERSES AND IMPACT HITS CHEST AND FACE FIRST INTO THE POST!

Referee: NINE!!!!!!

Deadprez: ADAM ROLLS BACK INTO THE RING AND IMPACT IS DOWN ON THE OUTSIDE!

Referee: TEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(DING!!! DING!!! DING!!!)

Gina Romano: THE WINNER OF THE MATCH AS A RESULT OF A COUNTOUT….. ADAM LUCAS!!!!

(“You Know My Name” plays throughout the arena as Adam Lucas is in his knees with a smirk on his face as the referee raises his hand in victory. Impact is holding  the side of his head after crashing into the steel post, turning back shocked as he looks into the ring, then back at TLA who is laughing before turning and going to the back. Impact thinks about heading back In the ring but instead glares at Adam before turning and storming toward the back as well.)

Deadprez: A small distraction is all that was needed, and Adam Lucas threw Impact right into the steel post and rolled back in the ring in time for the ten count and Adam has a huge win over a Main Eventer at Pain for Pride! TLA was watching and Impact couldn’t keep his eyes off, and it cost him!

Eve: Give Adam credit though, he knew to throw Impact right into the steel post, he saw the opening and while this may not be the way he wanted to win, it is a good momentum builder heading into Pain for Pride and the Cash In The Vault match!

Gavin Kirkland: Highway robbery! Impact was robbed but…. But Adam was smart, and he took advantage of the situation!

(Adam is back on his feet, inviting for Impact to get back in the ring but he wants nothing to do with it as he heads backstage, leaving Adam to celebrate in the ring as it slowly fades to a commercial break.)

(Once again, we cut to the back after the commercial add break and Kyra Phillips who is standing with mic ready.)

Kyra Phillips: Ladies and Gentlemen, Ronan Malosi

(Boos ring out as the camera zooms out a little and reveals the man himself, looking as smug as ever.)

Ronan Malosi: Good to see the effort you put into that. When will you people ever learn?

(Kyra shrugs, and continues with her interview.)

Kyra Phillips: Ronan, we saw you qualify for Cash in the Vault at Pain for Pride…

Ronan Malosi: Like there was ever any doubt.

Kyra Phillips: Well, that’s the thing Ronan, you have to admit, people DO doubt you, even with everything you have achieved.

(Ronan rolls his eyes, tired at always having to constantly prove himself when in his eyes he had no legitimate reason to.)

Ronan Malosi: Kyra, you can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make it drink. Time and time again I have shown my capabilities and my worth. Every single week I show up and carry the Showdown brand on my broad shoulders. It goes without question that if the Answers World Championship is being mentioned then I should be a part of that equation every time. The fact I even had to qualify makes a mockery of my obvious abilities and drawing power. I am going to win Cash in the Vault it’s a given. Fact is, I AM Showdown and it’s about time…

(Ronan is interrupted as the camera pans to show Adam Lucas walking down the corridor, sweaty and winded after his confrontation with Impact just moments ago.)

Ronan Malosi: And here you have a prime example of what I am talking about Kyra, someone who seems to get all the breaks.

(Adam, who was paying very little attention to the interview, stops in his tracks.)

Adam Lucas: Sorry, did I just hear you right?

Ronan Malosi: I don’t know, I mean you don’t seem to have a decent grasp of the English language, did you?

Adam: I’m sure, correct me if I’m wrong, you just claimed that I get all the breaks?

Ronan Malosi: Bravo… next week we move on to the two times table.

(Adam looks at Kyra who holds up her hands, and then back to Ronan.)

Adam Lucas: You know what, you’re right. I get everything given to me on a plate, I’ve not earned a goddamn thing in the over two years I’ve been here. I didn’t have to quality for Cash in the Vault… same as you. I didn’t get screwed over at Grand Rampage by an incompetent referee who if he’d done his job, you would be heading into Cash in the Vault for the chance to claim a briefcase allowing you to face ME. Ronan, fact is… you don’t get the shots because you never earn them and would prefer to take short cuts. And even when you do, you STILL fail. Go back to being an influencer or something, because when it comes to EAW, you don’t have what it takes to be World Champion.

(He points over his shoulder and towards the arena.)

Adam Lucas: And those fans… they know it better than anyone.

(The crowd roars their approval at that comment, Ronan shrugging it off as always.)

Ronan Malosi: You think you have it all sussed out now don’t you? You think it’s all plain sailing from here because you’ve developed a bit of an ‘attitude’. Bro, I was showing attitude long before you got here, and those fans may boo and jeer, but they know full well who out of the two of us would be the better Answers World Champion.

Adam Lucas: I agree… they do. Me.

Ronan Malosi: What have you done since you’ve been here? One poxy title reign is all you have to show.

Adam Lucas: Yeah, beating DEDEDE’s dead easy.

Ronan Malosi: One big name… what else? Every single time you’ve faced anyone of note, you’ve fallen flat on your face. Me however…

Adam Lucas: This will be interesting

Ronan Malosi: EVERY week, I am the man on their lips. I have taken the Rogues Gallery and made them stars…

Adam Lucas: You made Lucas Knight… a legend, a star?

Ronan Malosi: That I did. Every match I’m in is rated five stars without question. It’s only a matter of time till that World title is mine.

Adam Lucas: Hell will freeze over first.

Ronan Malosi: Yeah, well strange things happen. I mean, who would have thought Adam Lucas would let go of all his morals huh?

(Adams’ eyes narrow at the accusation.)

Ronan Malosi: The man who spoke about the right way… dropping a referee on his head in a hissy fit. You want to know what kind of Elitist becomes World Champion Adam; you are looking at him. Bu you know what, I’m glad that your fiancée finally managed to open your eyes and show you that nice people finish last. I’m glad she had the opportunity to do one last thing for you to help your career. Because once I win Cash in the Vault, she’ll realize that what SHE needs is a real man to tend to her needs…

(This triggers something, no one speaks about Bethany like that and Adam throws a hard right which knocks Ronan backwards narrowly missing Kyra. Ronan then responds with a tackle that takes Adam down to the floor and then he starts hammering home on Adams face. Ronan then picks Adam up, looking to throw Adam into the concrete wall, but Adam counters headbutting Malosi on the nose, before smashing a forearm into his face, and then kicking him in the stomach. Adam then grabs Ronan and throws him straight into a pile of stacked crates, the wood splintering around him. Adam for a moment just stood there to catch his breath, before turning to Kyra, holding the mic under his mouth.)

Adam Lucas: Season Sixteen… will be the year that Beth and I become world champions…

(Ronan tries to get up, but Adam kicks him one more time.)

Adam Lucas: Like Bob Dylan sang… And the times? They are a changin’….

(Adam walks off and down the corridor leaving Ronan moaning in pain. In only takes another few moments until Serotonin is on the scene, helping him to his feet.)

( DING! DING! DING! )

Gina Romano: The following is your main event and is scheduled for one fall! With a twenty minute time limit!

( “King’s Dead” by Kendrick Lamar echoes throughout the Crypto.com Arena. It is immediately accompanied with an ear-deafening pop. Limmy Monaghan slowly paces onto the entranceway, nodding his head, and feeling the loud reaction he has been given. He stops on the stage, raises his fist, and is serenaded by even louder cheers and pyrotechnics. Limmy Monaghan smiles proudly and walks down the ramp. )

Gina Romano: INTRODUCING FIRST! Hailing from Glasgow, Scotland, weighing at 224 pounds… HE IS “THE LEADER,” LIIIIIMMYY MONNAGHANN!

Gavin Kirkland: The Leader, the Monarch, the Ultimate Despair, the Last Son of Scotland, the Blueprint, the Gold Standard, the Blueprint, my Idol, my Icon, my Limommy, the Greatest Of All Time, the Barbaric Carnivore Hunter, the Hibernian God, the Glasgow Cow, the soon to be Champ That Runs The Camp, the Showdown Top Dog: LIIMY MONAGHAN HAS ARRIVED! We have learned that Monaghan will be slated to face Chambers at Pain For Pride, but we get to continue the saga of TLA and Limommy with a third one!

Deadprez: The two men who will main event Pain For Pride for the EAW Answers World Champion, being TLA and Impact, were given the opportunity by Hurricane Hawk for them to pick the other person’s last opponent before Pain For Pride. He called it, picking their poison, and tonight we get to see how they bode against their opponents. TLA chose Impact to revisit the man who he defeated at Dia Del Diablo and unarguably influenced into channeling the new attitude today, Adam Lucas. Impact decided to do the same, picking Limmy Monaghan, a man who has been known to have legendary matches with TLA throughout the entire season. This will be the fourth time these two will share the ring.

( Limmy Monaghan waits in the middle of the ring as his theme song is overlapped with “Ambitionz az a Ridah” by Tupac. The Las Angeles crowd surpasses their previous reaction as they erupt to the arrival of the EAW Answers World Champion. TLA approaches the entranceway, championship around his waist, and his signature smirk planted on his face. He raises his championship and is showered in gold sparks from the ceiling. He holds his championship in front of him, pointing it right at Limmy before he makes his way down to the squared circle. )

Gina Romano: AAAAND HIS OPPONENT! From The Poon Palace, in Miami, Florida, weighing in at 210 pounds… HE IS THE EAW ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPION…. “LA PANTERA SEXUAL,” T! L! A!

Gavin Kirkland: LA PANTERA SEXUAL! THE BADDEST HOMBRE ON THE PLANET!! THE FRANCHISE!! THE FLYING TACO!! THE FORMER PROPHET OF ALLAH!! THE BEASTIN’ BADASS!! THE PENIS P-

Deadprez: Alright, you don’t need to list all of their monikers. The EAW Answers World Champion has arrived, and you know that we are bound to have another banger. The first time these two faced off in the season, was in the second Showdown main event. The July 17th 2021 edition was where these two faced off in a stellar performance to establish who will be the EAW Answers World Championship Number One Contender. TLA would win with an avalanche gotch-style flip piledriver, but would go on to unsuccessfully challenge for Kassidy Heart’s championship at the time. 

Eve: Their next fight would be on March 36, 2022, where TLA teamed with Adam Lucas to go up against Limmy Monaghan and Theron Nikolas. Unlikely duos, but TLA and Adam Lucas would disrupt and it would lead to Limmy Monaghan getting the pinfall victory. Pinning the world champion would earn him an opportunity to face TLA for the EAW Answers World Championship on the April 9, 2022 Super Showdown Edition. Limmy Monaghan and TLA would fight to a Match Of The Year Contender, and it was down to who would make the biggest mistake. Monaghan was too slow, and TLA was able to jump off the top turnbuckle, spin and hit the Mexican Destroyer, which would seal the deal. TLA has unarguably gotten Monaghan’s number the entire season. How cool that they faced the second main event of the season, and they are slated to face the second last main event of the season.

Gavin Kirkland: These two know each other so well. Bless TLA for ending the tyrannical reign of Kassidy Heart. I have no doubt that these two will be doing counter for counter. It will come down to the same idea last time. These two will take advantage of who will make the most mistakes. It will be up to who will be smarter, more methodical, much more agile. Although this won’t be for the world championship, Monaghan is fighting for the right to say that he succeeded. Monaghan believes he embodies the “Hustle” that TLA holds highly. He wants to end the season on a band rather than whimper. He wants this victory more than ever. TLA knows that, and that is what is going to make this match watchable. This could very well be TLA’s last match as EAW Answers World Champion, and he is going to make it count. Limmy knows that he can use this match as a platform to showcase that he is still outworking everybody in the locker room. Both men know this match is a testament to their worth walking into Pain for Pride, and they dare not screw it up! SO LET’S GET THIS SHIT ROCKIN!!

( DING! DING! DING! )

Deadprez: This match is underway! Both men stand on either sides of the ring, staring right at each other as Los Angeles is more than ready for this match! “T! L! A!” and “LET’S GO LIMMY ” break out throughout the entire Crypto.com arena. Monaghan and TLA momentarily bask in the moment before circling the ring and clashing into a collar-and-elbow tie-up! Monaghan begins to get the upper hand in this power exchange, but TLA suddenly powers up and corners Monaghan into the ropes. 

Eve: The referee steps in to separate them, as they mutually break it up. While there is some level of hatred between these two Elitists, there is a lot of respect for the blood, sweats, and tears they both shared in matches all season. TLA steps back as both competitors look to hit reset to that exchange as they engage in another collar-and-elbow tie-up. Monaghan immediately transitions into a waist hold. TLA successfully maneuvers out of the waist hold with a standing switch. TLA hoists him up for a takedown, Monaghan gets his left arm wrapped around his head and counters it with a headlock. TLA immediately gets the leg scissors on the ground, but Monaghan hastily kips-up out of it. Monaghan rebounds off the ropes while TLA leapfrogs over him! TLA jumps down and Monaghan hops over him! Monaghan comes off the ropes as TLA GOES FOR A DROPKICK!! MONAGHAN CATCHES HIM INTO A SIT-OUT POWERBOMB!! WHAT A COUNTER!

ONEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!
TWOOOOOOO-

Gavin Kirkland: KICK-OUT OF THE LIMOMMY BOMB! Limmy Monaghan with a beautiful counter to the dropkick sequence as he now traps the world champion into a headlock. Decelerating La Pantera Sexual might be the best thing here, but the champ begins to show some resistance! TLA powers up to his feet and rebounds Monaghan off the ropes. But to no avail as Monaghan maintains the headlock smack dab in the center of the ring. TLA tries to counter by lifting him up into a back suplex! Monaghan with a punch to the crown of the skull! Monaghan follows it up by twisting out of the headlock, holding him down and REPEATEDLY KICKS HIM RIGHT IN THE FACE!! UNPROTECTED KICKS TO THE FACE! HE FLOORS HIM WITH A LEG SWEEP!! AND THEN HE SPLASHES DOWN ONTO HIM WITH A SHOOTING STAR SPLASH!! BUT TLA COUNTERS IT INTO AN ARM TRIANGLE!! THE WHEREWITHAL OF THE CHAMPION ON DISPLAY AS MONAGHAN ALMOST FINISHED THAT COMBINATION OF STRIKES!

Deadprez: Monaghan desperately tries to escape the arm triangle choke. Everyone knows how quick it is to be put to sleep, and that simply isn’t his intention here tonight. Monaghan now begins to get to a vertical base with his feet and hoists him up with one hand! LOOK AT THE POWER OF THE FORMER HARDCORE CHAMPION!! AS HE NOW DROPS HIM DOWN ONTO HIS KNEE!! POWERBOMB HOLD DROPPED ONTO THE KNEE BACKBREAKER AS TLA HOLDS HIS LOWER BACK IN PAIN!! WHAT A PHENOMENAL COUNTER THERE BY MONAGHAN! MONAGHAN BLASTS HIS LOWER BACK WITH A PENALTY KICK!! MONAGHAN NOW QUICKLY FOLLOWS IT UP! AND HE ABSOLUTELY PENETRATES THROUGH HIS TORSO WITH A PENALTY KICK!! MONAGHAN QUICKLY HOOKS THE LEG OFF THE KICK!

ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!
T-

Eve: KICK-OUT! Limmy Monaghan now restrains him with a chinlock, digging his knee into his lower back. While divided, you could see the crowd clapping and encouraging TLA to escape out of the chinlock. TLA begins to notice the energy inside the Crypto.com Arena and he begins to resist out of the chinlock! TLA grabs both of his hands and removes them from his face! MONAGHAN LIFTS HIS FOOT UP AND KICKS HIM STRAIGHT IN THE LOWER BACK!! AND HE NOW WRENCHES HIS HEAD ONCE AGAIN!! AND HE REPEATEDLY HEADBUTTS HIS HEAD OVER AND OVER AGAIN!! TLA FALLS BACKWARDS, BUT IMMEDIATELY REBOUNDS OFF THE ROPES!! AND HE CONNECTS WITH A KNIFE-EDGE CHOP!! TLA GAINS SECOND WIND OFF THE HEADBUTTS, AND MONAGHAN TRIES TO RESPOND WITH A FOREARM SMASH!! BUT TLA SPLITS HIS CHEST WITH ANOTHER KNIFE-EDGE CHOP! AND ANOTHER ONE!! AND ANOTHER ONE!! THE CHAMPION IS LIGHTING HIM UP!! AND TLA GOES FOR THE FIRST MEXICAN UPPERCUT OF THE MATCH!! BUT MONAGHAN HAD IT SCOUTED AND GOES FOR A BACKSLIDE PIN!

Deadprez: BUT TLA HOLDS ONTO HIS LEFT ARM AND GOES FOR THE CROSS ARMBREAKER!! CROSSED PATHS INCOMING!! NO!! MONAGHAN PULLS OUT HIS ARM AWAY FROM TLA!! LIMMY WITH A KICK TO THE LEFT KNEECAP!! FOLLOWED BY A KICK TO THE FACE!! A ROUNDHOUSE KICK TO THE CHEST!! AND THEN HE BLASTS HIS JAW WITH A FLUSH SUPERKICK!! LIMMY MONAGHAN NOW RUNS THE ROPES!! TLA POPS OFF HIS KNEES, CHASES HIM FROM BEHIND AND COMBUSTS ONTO HIM WITH A PICTURE-PERFECT DROPKICK IN THE ROPES!! MONAGHAN IS STAGGERED AGAINST THE ROPES AS TLA NOW RUNS THE ROPES HIMSELF!! MONAGHAN FOLLOWS HIM FROM BEHIND!! AND HE DRIVES HIS FOOT INTO THE FACE OF TLA RIGHT AS HE WAS ABOUT TO REBOUND OFF THE ROPES WITH A SHOOT KICK!! LIMMY PULLS THE ROPES INWARDS TO PUSH TLA INTO THE CENTER OF THE RING ONTO HIS KNEES!

Eve: AND LIMMY MONAGHAN LOOKS TO BE ON HIS WAY TO VICTORY AS HE LOOKS TO STAMP THE MURDER TO EXCELLENCE KNEE STRIKE!! MONAGHAN SOARS INTO THE AIR TOWARDS TLA!! THE CHAMPION DUCKS DOWN, AND ROLLS HIM OVER!! AND HE CROSSES BOTH OF HIS LEGS TOGETHER AND CINCHES IN THE AR15!! THE HIGH-ANGLE TEXAS CLOVERLEAF WITH THE KNEE ON THE BACK!! THIS IS AN OLD MOVE FROM THE PLAYBOOK OF THE CHAMPION!! MONAGHAN DEFINITELY DID NOT EXPECT THIS AS TLA CONTINUES TO APPLY PRESSURE TO THE LOWER BACK!! MONAGHAN NOW BEGINS TO DIG HIS ELBOWS INTO THE RING, STROKING AND SWIMMING HIS WAY TOWARDS THE ROPE FOR A POTENTIAL ROPE BREAK!! BUT THE KNEE ON THE BACK IS DEFINITELY STOPPING ANY SORT OF MOVEMENT THAT MONAGHAN IS TRYING TO MAKE!! CAN WE SEE MONAGHAN SUBMIT HERE IN THE CENTER OF THE RING!

Deadprez: TLA IS NOT ABLE TO GET THE FULL POTENTIAL OF THE CLOVERLEAF DUE TO THE DAMAGE THAT HAS BEEN DONE TO HIS LOWER BACK THROUGHOUT THIS MATCH! THE PAIN IS STILL FRESH! MONAGHAN IS ABLE TO SOMEHOW GET HIS HANDS AROUND HIS KNEES AND TAKES HIM DOWN BY IT!!! MONAGHAN QUICKLY GETS UP TO HIS FEET!! AND HE STOMPS HIS FEET INTO THE LOWER BACK!! THAT HAS GOT TO HURT!

Eve: TLA nurses his lower back as he uses the ropes to get up to his feet! MONAGHAN WITH A THRUST KICK TO THE FACE THAT STUNS HIM!! THE CHAMPION IS STUNNED AGAINST THE ROPES AS MONAGHAN LOOKS TO TRY AND GET THE MURDER TO EXCELLENCE KNEE STRIKE!! SECOND TIMES, THE CHARM!! NO!! TLA POPS UP WITH A HURRICANRANA!! AND HE SENDS MONAGHAN FACE FIRST INTO THE ROPES!! WE KNOW WHAT COMES NEXT! LOS ANGELES IS ROWDY AS THEY KNOW AS WELL!! TLA REBOUNDS OFF THE ROPES!! AND HE GOES FOR THE TIGER FEINT KICK!! AND IT CONNECTS!! NO!! MONAGHAN GRABS HIS LEGS!! TLA DESPERATELY HOLDS ONTO THE SECOND ROPE!! MONAGHAN YANKS HIM OFF THE ROPES, AND TLA CONVENIENTLY LANDS SPINE FIRST ONTO HIS KNEE!! MONAGHAN TURNED IT INTO A BACKBREAKER AS HE NOW CINCHES BOTH LEGS!! AND HE SQUATS INTO THE DOUBLE LEG BOSTON CRAB!!

Deadprez: How ironic is this! This is the submission hold made famous by TLA’s challenger at Pain For Pride! Imagine how embarrassing it would be if TLA would submit to Impact’s finisher weeks before the match! It would definitely damage his moral heading into the match, but TLA is not going down without a fight! TLA gets more elevation using his elbows to get him off the canvas! And he begins to crawl and climb his way towards the ropes! LIMMY SQUATS DOWN EVEN MORE!! AND NOW TLA IS STUCK LITERALLY A COUPLE OF FINGERTIPS EVEN MORE!! LIMMY IS DIGGING INTO THE LOWER BACK!! CAN TLA TAP OUT HERE!! I GUESS WE COULD CALL THIS THE WALLS OF MONAGHAN!! WHAT WILL TLA HERE DO!! TLA SUDDENLY GAINS POWER AND THRUSTS MONAGHAN TOWARDS THE CENTER OF THE RING!! TLA SURVIVES THE WALLS OF MONAGHAN AS HE SLOWLY GETS UP TO HIS FEET!

Gavin Kirkland: Limmy Monaghan is obviously faster here as he approaches TLA! TLA FIGHTS BACK WITH THE BEST HE CAN WITH A KNIFE-EDGE CHOP!! Monaghan is taken aback by it, but it doesn’t take long for him to pipe back with a forearm smash! TLA WITH A KNIFE-EDGE CHOP!! MONAGHAN WITH A KNIFE-EDGE CHOP OF HIS OWN!! TLA!! MONAGHAN!! BOTH MEN EXCHANGING KNIFE-EDGE CHOPS!! AND MONAGHAN GOES FOR A DISCUS FOREARM SMASH!! BUT TLA HOOKS THE ARM AND GOES FOR THE CROSS ARMBREAKER!! MONAGHAN COUNTERS YET AGAIN BY BRUSHING HIM OFF HIS SHOULDERS!! AND HE CONNECTS WITH A JUMPING SPINNING HEEL KICK TO THE BACK OF THE HEAD!! TLA IS DOWN ON BOTH KNEES AS MONAGHAN PICKS HIM UP FOR THE URANAGE!! HE WANTS TO GO FOR ASYSTOLE!! BUT TLA MOTIONS AROUND HIS SHOULDERS AND ROLLS HIM DOWN WITH A CRUCIFIX PIN!

ONEEEEEEEEEEEE!!
TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Deadprez: CLOSE CALL RIGHT THERE!! BOTH MEN GET UP TO THEIR FEET!! MONAGHAN GOES FOR THE ELECTRIC CHAIR!! TLA COUNTERS IT AND GOES FOR THE FLIP PILEDRIVER!! MONAGHAN WITH A DOUBLE LEG TAKEDOWN AS HE ROLLS HIM OVER FOR A BELLY-TO-BACK PIN!

ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!
TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!

Eve: TLA ARCHES UPWARDS AND ROTATES MONAGHAN AROUND!! AND TLA HAS GOTTEN HIM INTO POSITION FOR THE MEXICAN DESTROYER!! MONAGHAN COUNTERS AND GOES AROUND THE WAIST!! AND HE HOISTS HIM UP FOR THE DEATH NOTE!!! BUT TLA WIGGLES OFF HIS SHOULDERS!! AND HE TURNS HIM AROUND!! MEXICAN UPPERCUT!! MONAGHAN RESPONDS WITH A FOREARM SMASH!! FOREARM SMASH!! UPPERCUT!! FOREARM SMASH!! UPPERCUT!! FOREARM SMASH! UPPERCUT!! UPPERCUT!! UPPERCUT!! UPPERCUT!! MONAGHAN IS STARTING TO GET OVERPOWERED HERE!

Deadprez: TLA WITH A DISCUS MEXICAN UPPERCUT!! MONAGHAN COUNTERS AND PEDDLES A DEVASTATING THRUST KICK TO THE BACK OF THE HEAD!! TLA IS STUNNED AS MONAGHAN TURNS HIM AROUND BY THE SHOULDER!! AND TLA BLASTS THROUGH HIS HEAD WITH AN OPEN-HAND CHOP!! A SWAG SHOT DELIVERED TO THE FACE OF MONAGHAN AS HE DOESN’T EVEN KNOW WHERE WE ARE AT!! MONAGHAN IS IN LA-LA-LAND AS A RESULT OF THE SWAG SHOT!! AS TLA NOW TURNS HIM AROUND!! AND HE DROPS HIM ONTO THE BACK OF HIS NECK WITH A FILTHY GERMAN SUPLEX-

Eve: AND LIMMY MONAGHAN IMMEDIATELY POPS UP TO HIS FEET!! MONAGHAN ROARS AS HE SOMEHOW ABSORBS ALL OF THE STRENGTH!! EVERYONE HERE IN CALIFORNIA RALLIES BEHIND HIM AS HE RUSHES INTO AN OBLIVIOUS CHAMPION!! TLA COUNTERS HIM AT THE LAST SECOND BY STEPPING OUT OF THE WAY!! MONAGHAN COMES OFF THE ROPES!! TLA POPS HIM INTO THE AIR!! AND HE EVISCERATES HIM WITH THE POP-UP MEXICAN UPPERCUT!! THAT MOMENT JUST TO GET CLOBBERED WITH THE VERY MEXICAN UPPERCUT!! TLA IS NOT DONE YET!! HE JUMPS ONTO THE TOP TURNBUCKLE!! AND HE CONNECTS WITH A SHOOTING STAR SPLASH!! 

ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!
TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!
T-

Gavin Kirkland: LIMOMMY THROWS HIS SHOULDER UP!!! Limmy Monaghan had a moment of comeuppance right there following the German suplex, but it caused him to be impulsive and he ran right into that Very Mexican Uppercut. You can see Monaghan crutching his jaw, holding it in place after being subjected to one of the most devastating strikes in the game! TLA gets up to his feet while Limmy lays down near the bottom rope. TLA and Limmy has been at each other’s necks in this match, bringing something new to the table. TLA still continues to favour his lower back as he now runs into Limmy on the ground! HE HANDSPRINGS INTO THE ROPES AND HOOKS THE LEFT ARM OF MONAGHAN!! AND HE LANDS ON HIS FEET AND BRINGS LIMMY UP WITH HIM!! AND HE SENDS HIM FLYING INTO THE AIR WITH AN ARM DRAG!!! A HANDSPRING JAPANESE ARM DRAG!! JUST AS I WAS TALKING ABOUT GOING OUTSIDE THE BOX!!

Deadprez: Limmy Monaghan goes three-thirds across the ring from that modified arm drag as TLA gets him up to his feet. He hooks both arms and slams Limmy over with a double underhook suplex! Tiger suplex from La Pantera Sexual as he now walks towards the turnbuckles. Does he go for what I think he is going for? He did this to Theron Nikolas at Battle Of Egypt! HE HANDSTANDS ON THE TOP TURNBUCKLE!!! AND HE HOVERS OVER, AND LEG SPRINGS OFF THE TOP ROPE!! LEG SPRING MOONSAULT!! MONAGHAN GETS HIS KNEES UP!! MONAGHAN HAD IT SCOUTED!! AND HE NOW HOOKS THE ARMS AND ROLLS TLA OVER!! AND HE HOOKS IN THE OVER-THE-ARM CROSSFACE!! AFTER LAUGHTER IS APPLIED IN THE MIDDLE OF THE RING!! MONAGHAN COULD FINALLY GET HIS DESIRED FOR VICTORY OVER THE WORLD CHAMPION!! BUT TLA HAS BEEN ABLE TO SOMEHOW MUSTER THE STRENGTH TO CLOSE THE DISTANCE TOWARDS THE ROPES!! CAN HE GET ON THE ROPE BREAK!

Eve: LIMMY KICKS OFF THE SECOND ROPE AND USES IT TO ROLL TLA BACK INTO THE CENTER OF THE RING!! THE WORLD CHAMPION WAS FINGERTIPS AWAY FROM ESCAPING THE AFTER LAUGHTER!! TLA IS BEGINNING TO FADE!! MONAGHAN IS SCREAMING AND ROARING!! ALL OF HIS WORK THIS SEASON CULMINATING WITH TAPPING THE WORLD CHAMPION OUT WOULD MEAN SO MUCH TO HIM!! BUT TLA IS ABLE TO POWER OUT!! AND HE PICKS LIMMY UP!! AND HE MOVES HIS BODY AROUND IN A TILT-A-WHIRL MOTION!! BUT LIMMY WITH A RUSSIAN LEG SWEEP!! AND HE LOOKS TO ROLL HIM BACK INTO THE AFTER LAUGHTER!! BUT TLA USES THE MOMENTUM TO ROLL UP TO HIS FEET!! AND HE CONNECTS WITH A BASEMENT MEXICAN UPPERCUT! MONAGHAN GETS FOLDED LIKE AN ACCORDION AS TLA BRINGS HIM UP TO HIS FEET!

Deadprez: TLA GOES AROUND THE WAIST AND SPINS HIM AROUND HOLDING THE WRIST!! AND HE STEAMROLLS OVER THE FORMER HARDCORE CHAMPION WITH A RIPCORD MEXICAN UPPERCUT!! TLA IS NOT DONE YET!! TLA brings him up to his feet and the Irish whip him into the corner! AND HE FOLLOWS HIM WITH A MEXICAN UPPERCUT!! TLA RUNS BACK AND FORTH THE CORNERS!! AND CONNECTS WITH A CORNER MEXICAN UPPERCUT!! AND TLA GOES FOR A SECOND ONE!! AND A THIRD ONE!! AND A FOURTH ONE!! AND A FIFTH ONE!! AND TLA WITH A BACKHAND, FOLLOWED BY A ROPE-ASSISTED ENZIGURI TO THE FACE!! AND HE NOW CIRCLES BACK FOR A GRAND FINALE!!

Gavin Kirkland: LIMMY MONAGHAN CATCHES HIM IN MID-AIR!! AND HE SPIKES HIM INTO THE CANVAS WITH ASYSTOLE!! THE HIGH-ANGLE URANAGE FROM OUT OF NOWHERE!! LIMMY MONAGHAN SPIKES HIM RIGHT ONTO HIS NECK AS NO ONE EXPECTED THAT TO HAPPEN! Monaghan gingerly emerges to his feet and wipes the sweat off his face. He leans against the turnbuckles while TLA gets up onto both knees off all fours! AND MONAGHAN GOES FOR MURDER TO EXCELLENCE!! BUT TLA ROLLS TO THE SIDE!! AND TLA WITH THE CARTEL KICK!! BUT MONAGHAN STEPPED OUT OF THE SIGHT!! AND HE GOES FOR THE MURDER TO EXCELLENCE!! AND IT FINALLY CONNECTS!!

Deadprez: DID YOU HEAR THE THUD TO THE HEAD!?!?! THE KNEE HEARD AROUND THE WORLD HERE IN THE CRYPTO.COM ARENA AS MONAGHAN NOW PICKS HIM UP INTO THE ELECTRIC CHAIR!! AND HE IS GOING FOR THE DEATH NOTE!! BUT TLA FLIPS OVER OFF HIS SHOULDERS!!! AND LANDS ON HIS FEET AND HE BLASTS MONAGHAN WITH THE CARTEL KICK! BUT MONAGHAN CONVENIENTLY COLLAPSES ONTO TLA WITH A LATERAL PRESS! MONAGHAN IS LAID ON TOP OF TLA AS BOTH SHOULDERS ARE DOWN!! THE IRONY!! WILL IT END LIKE THIS!??! NO WAY!

ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!
TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!
THR-

Eve: NO!! TLA ALMOST GOT CHEATED OUT OF HIS OWN COUNTER AS HE NOW PUSHES MONAGHAN’S BODY OFF OF HIM!! TLA whistles and twirls his fingers before he walks through the ropes. He begins to ascend the turnbuckles while Limmy Monaghan slowly gets up to his feet. Monaghan is winded by that cartel kick whereas TLA is waiting for him to get up on the top turnbuckle! TLA is just picking away at him at this point! AND TLA JUMPS OFF!! AND HE LOOKS TO FLIP MONAGHAN OVER FOR THE MEXICAN DESTROYER!! BUT MONAGHAN REVERSES IT AND HOLDS HIM UP FOR BERMUDA’S END!! BACK-TO-BELLY KNEELING PILEDRIVER!! BUT TLA MIRACULOUSLY FLIPS OFF HIS BACK!!! I DON’T EVEN KNOW HOW THAT HAPPENED AS TLA COMES FROM BEHIND!! AND HE GOES FOR A BASEMENT MEXICAN UPPERCUT!

Deadprez: BUT MONAGHAN CATCHES HIM IN MID-AIR!! AND HE LOOKS TO TRAP TLA INTO THE AFTER LAUGHTER!! BUT TLA TWISTS AND ROLLS OUT OF THE CROSSFACE!! AND HE CONNECTS WITH A KNEE TO THE FACE!! TLA WITH A KNEE OF HIS OWN AS HE NOW BRINGS MONAGHAN UP!! AND HE GOES FOR THE FLIP PILEDRIVER!! HE HAS HIM SET UP!! AND HE NOW FLIPS HIM OVER!! BUT MONAGHAN COUNTERS YET AGAIN BY REVERSING INTO THE ELECTRIC CHAIR POSITION!! AND HE GOES FOR THE DEATH NOTE!! BUT TLA GRABS HIS ARM AND ROLLS HIM OVER FOR THE CROSS ARMBREAKER!! MONAGHAN LOCKS BOTH OF HIS FINGERS!! TLA QUICKLY TRIES TO KICK THE HANDS AWAY AS MONAGHAN HAS THE MONKEY GRIP IN! THIS GRIP EFFECTIVELY STOPS TLA FROM GETTING THE FULL EXTENSION OF THE ARM!

Eve: TLA TRIES TO KICK DOWN ON THE MONKEY GRIP!! BUT MONAGHAN USES THIS TO TWIST HIS BODY OVER AND DEADLIFTS TLA UP OFF THE GROUND!! WITH ONE ARM YET AGAIN!! AND HE HOISTS HIM UP ONTO HIS SHOULDERS IN AN ELECTRIC CHAIR!! NO WAY!! LOOK AT THE POWER!! BUT TLA REVERSES THE MOMENTUM AND SPIKES MONAGHAN WITH A REVERSE HURRICANRANA!! TLA CONTINUES TO HAVE AN ANSWER FOR THE DEATH NOTE! MONAGHAN IS DOWN ON BOTH KNEES AS TLA NOW JUMPS ONTO THE TOP TURNBUCKLE!! AND QUICKLY JUMPS OFF!! FOR THE ROTATION MID-AIR INTO THE FLIP PILEDRIVER! THIS IS WHAT BEAT MONAGHAN LAST TIME!!

Gavin Kirkland: LIMOMMY WITH MURDER TO EXCELLENCE IN MID-AIR! OH MY GOD!! OH MY GOD!! AND NOW LIMMY HOISTS HIM UP INTO THE ELECTRIC CHAIR!! AND HE DRIVES HIM DOWN SUCCESSFULLY WITH THE DEATH NOTE!! NEW CHAMP!! I MEAN, LIMMY!! LIMMY! WINS!! LIMM WINS!! THIS HAS TO BE IT!!

ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!
TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!

Deadprez: NO!!!!! EVERYONE HERE IN LOS ANGELES HAS THEIR JAWS DROPPED TO THE FLOORS AS EVERYONE THOUGHT THAT DEFINITELY WOULD HAVE BEEN IT FOR THE WORLD CHAMPION! Limmy Monaghan is contemplating, looking up at the headlights as he questions what is enough to put away the reigning EAW Answers World Champion! This has been the biggest puzzle to solve for Monaghan. Monaghan has yet to beat TLA in one-on-one competition, and if he never does it, it will forever bother him! 

Eve: Monaghan gets up to his feet! AND HE CONNECTS WITH ANOTHER MURDER TO EXCELLENCE!! TLA IS JUST DEAD WEIGHT AT THIS POINT! Monaghan brings TLA up to his feet. He turns him around and hoists him up into the electric chair! AND HE GOES FOR THE SECOND DEATH NOTE IN A ROW!! AND THIS MUST BE IT FOR THE CHAMP!

Gavin Kirkland: TLA MIRACULOUSLY SLIDES DOWN HIS SHOULDERS!! AND TLA CONNECTS WITH A MEXICAN UPPERCUT THAT BRINGS MONAGHAN TO A KNEE! I DON’T EVEN KNOW WHERE TLA IS GETTING THIS FROM!! TLA IS STRUGGLING TO KEEP HIMSELF ON A VERTICAL BASE WHILE LIMMY IS STUNNED IN A KNEELED POSITION!! TLA REBOUNDS OFF THE ROPES!! AND HE GOES FOR A DISCUS MEXICAN UPPERCUT!! BUT LIMMY GOES AROUND THE WAIST!! AND HE CONNECTS WITH A SNAP DRAGON SUPLEX!!

Eve: MONAGHAN GETS UP AND QUICKLY REBOUNDS OFF THE ROPES!! AND HE GOES FOR MURDER TO EXCELLENCE!! THIS ONE HAS TO SEAL THE DEAL FOR MONAGHAN!! BUT TLA LEAPS INTO THE SKIES!! AND HE LAUNCHES HIS ENTIRE BODY LIKE A MISSILE WITH A RUNNING MEXICAN UPPERCUT!! TLA JUST LUNGED HIS ENTIRE BODY INTO THE FACE OF MONAGHAN WITH THAT UPPERCUT AS HE JUST TURNED HIM INSIDE OUT!! TLA IS UNABLE TO GET THE ARM ON THE BODY FOR THE PIN!

Deadprez: MONAGHAN ROLLS OUT OF THE RING RIGHT BEFORE TLA COULD GET WHAT COULD HAVE POTENTIALLY BEEN THE PINFALL! TLA SLOWLY GETS UP TO HIS FEET! I DON’T EVEN KNOW WHAT HE IS OPERATING ON!! THE CROWD IS CHANTING “FIGHT FOREVER” HERE! WE HAVE ALL NIGHT FOLKS! Limmy Monaghan and TLA delivering yet another Showdown classic here in Los Angeles, California. The final main event showdown of the season and these two are showcasing what Showdown has to offer! This is wrestling! This is the premiere of professional wrestling! Only that! No funny business! This is authentic! This is real! This is what we are all about! Blood and guts! Grit and determination! Heart and soul! This is what these two symbolize! The two top male workhorses of Saturday nights! La Pantera Sexual vs. The Leader! 

Eve: Limmy Monaghan is barely able to keep his feet planted at ringside! Limmy is wobbling, unsteady on the ground as TLA NOW RUNS THE ROPES!! AND HE JUMPS OFF THE TOP TURNBUCKLE!! AND HE SPINS OFF!! AND GOES FOR THE CORKSCREW PLANCH-

Gavin Kirkland: LIMOMMY INTERCEPTS THE CORKSCREW PLANCHA WITH MURDER TO EXCELLENCE!! THE BICYCLE KNEE STRIKE IN MID-AIR!! THIS IS ACADEMIC FROM HERE!!

( The crowd begins to buzz and turn their heads around while Limmy Monaghan attempts to bring TLA back into the ring. )

Deadprez: LIMMY IS TRYING TO BRING ALL OF THAT DEAD WEIGHT IN!! HE IS ABLE TO PUT HIS ENTIRE REMAINING ENERGY INTO PEDDLING HIM INTO THE RING!! THE REFEREE CHECKS UP ON TLA AS LIMMY HYPES HIMSELF UP AT RINGSIDE BEFORE LOOKING TO CLIMB BACK INTO THE RI-

Eve: RANDOM ACT OF VIOLENCE!! WHAT IN THE WORLD?!?! TERRY CHAMBERS CONNECTS WITH THE KICK TO THE FACE AND DUMPS LIMMY BACK INTO THE RING!! THE REFEREE WASN’T LOOKING!! TLA WASN’T LOOKING!! CHAMBERS MAKING A STATEMENT WITH A TRULY RANDOM ACT OF VIOLENCE!! 

Gavin Kirkland: TERRY IMMEDIATELY HOPS THE BARRICADE AND ESCAPES THROUGH THE CROWD!! THE REFEREE AND TLA LOOK CONFUSED AS THEY SEE LIMMY MONAGHAN LIGHTS OUT IN FRONT OF THEM!! MONAGHAN HAS TO BE UNCONSCIOUS!! HE IS KNOCKED OUT!! HE IS BLACKED OUT!! THIS IS SO UNFAIR!! THAT FATASS JUST HAD TO PUT HIS NOSE IN THIS BUSINESS!

Deadprez: TLA has no idea that Terry Chambers just helped him! He unknowingly climbs to the top turnbuckle! Monaghan is still out cold in the center of the ring! AND HE CRASHES DOWN ONTO MONAGHAN WITH THE CORKSCREW 360 SENTON!! TLA LANDS THE BURNOUT ONTO THE CHEST OF MONAGHAN AS HE HOOKS THE LEG WITH CONFIDENCE!

ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!
TWO!!!

THREEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

( DING! DING! DING! )

( “Ambitionz az a Ridah” echoes throughout the Crypto.com Arena and is accompanied by a huge pop. TLA continues to be oblivious to Terry Chambers’ assistance in this match as he is handed the EAW Answers World Championship. He looks at the titantron as it shows Terry Chambers smirking on the stairwell in the crowd. He stares in confusion, but raises his championship either way. )

Gina Romano: HERE IS YOUR WINNER… T! L! A!

Deadprez: TLA continues to remain undefeated in the TLA-LIMMY saga, but that can be chalked up to the assistance of Terry Chambers! TLA is impervious to what just happened, but Limmy was on his way to finally getting his sought after victory over the world champion. Chambers picked his time, and he caught Limmy by surprise with what was the purest definition of a random act of violence. Limmy did not have his eyes at the back of his head, and that inevitably and unfortunately cost him in this match.

Eve: This definitely raises the tensions between Terry Chambers and Limmy Monaghan weeks before their Pain For Pride showdown. TLA successfully defeats the opponent that Impact personally handpicked, but I don’t know if he’ll be too happy about the way he got that victory. TLA continues to raise the EAW Answers World Championship high and proud! Thank you everyone for watching!

Gavin Kirkland: Mommy didn’t win. It is so unfair! Terry Chambers is a piece of shit and I hope he gets murdered and gets his head chopped off in Las Vegas! I hope Chambers gets murdered! This guy fucking sucks! I hate this man! I hate Chambers. I hate Chambers. I hate Chambers. His sister is hot though. 

Deadprez: Th-

( While TLA celebrates on the announce table, his legs is suddenly yanked. )

Eve: IMPACT IS HERE!! IMPACT IS IN THE BUILDING AS HE HAS JUST SWEEPED TLA OFF THE TABLE!! WHERE THE HELL DID HE COME FROM!! TLA JUST PLANTED HIS FACE OFF OUR ANNOUNCE TABLE AS IMPACT REPEATEDLY PUNCHES DOWN ONTO HIS FACE!! IMPACT IS TRYING TO DRAW BLOOD OUT OF HIM AS HE NOW THROWS TLA FACE FIRST INTO THE RINGPOST!! I DON’T THINK IMPACT IS TOO HAPPY SEEING THAT MONAGHAN DIDN’T DEGRADE HIM WEEKS BEFORE THEIR PAIN FOR PRIDE BOUT!

Deadprez: Impact whips his head into the other ringpost before picking him up and rolling into the ring! Impact climbs onto the apron and steps through the ropes. He waits for TLA to get up to his feet! This is the ultimate humiliation! Come on, man! TLA just went through an agonizing performance! AND IMPACT GOES FOR THE EVISCERATION! BUT TLA HAD IT SCOUTED AND FLIPPED BACK FOR THE CARTEL KICK!! IMPACT GOES DOWN!

Eve: TLA JUST OUTSMARTED THE CHALLENGER! IMPACT THOUGHT HE COULD HAVE EASILY MADE HIS STATEMENT LIKE THAT, BUT TLA IS NOT STUPID!! HE DARED MISTAKE TLA FOR A FOOL, AND THAT COST HIM!! TLA CAUGHT HIM BY SURPRISE AS HE JUST KNOCKED IMPACT OUT WITH THAT CARTEL KICK!!

Deadprez: TLA GETS THE LAST LAUGH OUT OF IMPACT, BUT HELL WILL BE PAID FOR NEXT WEEK ON THE FINAL SHOWDOWN BEFORE PAIN FOR PRIDE 15!! THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR WATCHING!! AND MAKE SURE TO TUNE IN!

( The final shot of Showdown is TLA holding up his EAW Answers World Championship and staring right into a disgruntled Impact. )

( EAW logo buzzes. )

Written by Mikaela Street

Dynasty 6/10/22

Most Valuable Elitist #321