(EAW intro plays.)
(RECAP: The recap opens with action between James Ranger and the newcomer in Johnny Andrews, which saw Johnny come out on top with an upset victory, utilizing his Skull Cracker finishing move. After that, we moved on to Kassidy Heart reliving her rise to the top here in EAW as she closes out on saying she really hasn’t risen to the top until her name is spoken alongside Jamie O’Hara’s. Hurricane Hawk was seen backstage hyping fans up on some Pain for Pride matches regarding Showdown before he was interrupted by Ronan Malosi, who demanded an apology from Hawk for his girlfriend in Alissa Brady, and him being forced to defend his title against Bronson Daniels. Ryan Wilson would intrude, going into a back-and-forth with Malosi before the two had the stakes for their match raised, the match now being over the vacated New Breed Championship. Bronson Daniels was featured in a hard fought match against Justin Windgate, which would unfortunately end in a double count out between the two. Xavier and Harlow was seen for an interview with Kyra Phillips, who didn’t really get much answers out of them as the two were very vague in their responses, mainly making it known that Harlow planned on beating Kelton that night. Up next, we saw a last sixth effort from Consuela is saving her friendship with Andrea and Raven by seeing a psychiatrist, but this would ultimately backfire and end up making a match between the three at Pain for Pride instead. Afterwards, Kelton went up against Harlow Reichert, who managed to come out on top, building momentum. Kyra Phillips interviewed Jamie O’Hara next, who was interrupted by Bronson Daniels, who affirmed to Jamie that next week wasn’t gonna be a warmup, but Jamie made sure Bronson knew he wasn’t holding back next week either. And in the main event, we got the team of Ronan Malosi and Ryan Wilson taking on Theron Nikolas and Jack Ripley. Both sides featured some tension, but it would end with Nikolas and Ripley walking out victorious. But from there, Ryan and Ronan brawled to the back after their loss, and Ripley wouldn’t hesitate to land two You’ll Float Too superkicks on the man who’s been a thorn in his side these past couple of weeks, standing tall as the show faded to black. The recap ends.)
(“Uncontainable” by Set It Off hits as blue and white pyro explodes on top of the stage and then the blue lights and lasers shine throughout the arena as the virtual fans are cheering ready for the show to begin before we pan over to the commentators desk.)
Eve: HELLO AND WELCOME TO THE SECOND TO LAST EPISODE OF SHOWDOWN BEFORE THE GRANDDADDY OF EM ALL, PAIN FOR PRIDE!
Deadprez: As always, I’m Deadprez, Eve, and the infamous Gavin Kirkland. And guys, I gotta be honest, I’m excited for the show we have lined up here.
Gavin Kirkland: I’m physically excited to see Raven, Andrea, and Consuela as a team. :mjlit:
Eve: Yeah, tonight they’ll be teaming up with each other to take on the team of Mitsubachi, Jack Ripley, and Justin Windgate. But let’s not forget another equally star studded match with combustible written all over it as Bronson Daniels takes on Jamie O’Hara in the main event.
Deadprez: Yeah, but let’s not waste anymore time in getting there because it looks as if our esteemed General Manager has something to say tonight!
(The camera cuts to the ring as the Showdown General Manager, Hurricane Hawk already stands in the ring with a microphone in hand. He would usually have a smile on his face, but it’s obvious that the reason that he’s opening the show isn’t one that he’s too particularly happy about.)
Hurricane Hawk: I’ve had an entire week to think about how I want to handle a situation that I had hoped would have turned out differently. I gave them the opportunity to put their differences aside, but it didn’t solve anything. Instead, it simply resulted in things ending the same fashion that it has throughout the last few weeks. When I was given the chance to speak to Theron Nikolas after he had returned during the Grand Rampage – I believed in the things that he said that he wanted to do. I accepted the offer to be the Showdown General Manager because I wanted to help this brand after it had suffered through what Ryan Wilson had done while in power. I listened to Theron Nikolas as he said that he wanted to help someone on this brand; help them find the things that he believed they were missing in order to reach a potential greater than most in this company will ever have, but it has only created hostility between two people that obviously aren’t going to find a way to reach a middle ground; a constant circle that isn’t going to lead towards a greater purpose. But, instead a constant circle that’s going to lead to two bulls continuously locking horns. So, the question that I’ve been trying to figure out is – what do I do now?-
(“BxMxC” by BABYMETAL hits as the virtual crowd ERUPTS before an unimpressed Jack Ripley makes his way through the curtain and down to the ring. He shakes his head as he makes his way up onto the apron, being handed a microphone and entering the ring.)
Hurricane Hawk: I was going to ask you to come here in a moment, Jack, but-
Jack Ripley: Keep your mouth shut. I want you to ask yourself: what did you really think was going to happen last week, Hawk? Did you REALLY think that last week was going to change anything? Did you REALLY believe that we were going to put everything aside and that I would accept everything that he has been saying? I’ve been trying to ignore it all; I don’t care about Theron Nikolas. He’s a part of a past that I’ve moved on from, while he clings onto a period of time where he actually held onto a piece of importance. But, both he and YOU couldn’t allow me to do that. You, knowing that he’s always been someone that has NEVER given a shit about anyone else but himself, bought into an idea that he actually cared about something that doesn’t benefit himself? Do you REALLY believe that he wanted to come to Showdown with the intention of actually helping the brand, instead of sucking it dry of any worth that he can give to himself? You really can’t be that stupid.
Hurricane Hawk: I don’t think you want to say anything that you’re going to regret, Jack.
Jack Ripley: Trust me, I’m not going to regret anything that I’m saying when we both know that I’m right. I’ve always been right, Hawk. I’ve always been the person that has been able to see him for everything that he’s been, and I was the ONLY person smart enough to cut myself away from him before he could cut me down like he tried to do with everyone that he sided himself with. I was the only person smart enough to see that his sole intention was to use everything that he possibly could to push himself forward at the expense of every single person in this company. But, instead to doing the best thing for this brand, which was obviously fucking keeping him off it – you bring him back! You bring him back and you buy into everything that he’s spewing. You buy into this belief that this brand is a better place with that fucking leech on it. YOU created this, Hawk. YOU’RE forced to deal with a situation that YOU created by allowing him to slither his way back through those doors.
“I see a red door
And I want it painted black
No colors anymore
I want them to turn black…”
(“Paint It Black” by Hidden Citizens hits as boo’s roar from the virtual crowd before Theron Nikolas slowly makes his way through the curtain and onto the stage. He has a microphone in hand and the hint of a smile on his face as he looks at both Jack Ripley and Hurricane Hawk who stand in the ring.)
Theron Nikolas: It’s unfortunate when those who believe they see everything are actually blind, Jack. I apologize for last week, Hawk. I kept my side of the deal, but my friend standing in the ring couldn’t do the same. He instead wanted to take matters into his own hands and refuse to see what we were both trying to accomplish.
Jack Ripley: What are you trying to accomplish, Theron?
Theron Nikolas: We both-
Jack Ripley: You speak when I give you the chance to speak.
(Theron grits his teeth as Jack Ripley stares straight back up the ramp.)
Jack Ripley: This isn’t about me, Theron. This is about you. This has always been about you. You proved that the moment that you mentioned the fact that I was happy waiting for the chance to take back the championship that I lost. Simply, because I didn’t do what you did. I didn’t lose the Answers World Championship and run. I, instead, picked myself back up and continued moving forward. I walked into Grand Rampage against someone the world KNEW that I was leagues above and proved it undoubtedly by beating him TWICE without dropping a fall. But, you had to try to create the idea that it wasn’t good enough. You had to try to create this idea that I somehow need your help – when in reality – you need mine Theron. You’ve always needed my help. You’ve always needed someone else to prop you up because you’ve never been able to stand on your own two feet. You never would have kept that Answers World Championship hostage without the help of Mr. DEDEDE. You never would have won the Answers World Championship without the help of the Liquid Swordz at Operation: Doomsday. You would have lost your career to Ronn Banks at Pain for Pride if he wasn’t there to save YOU. Ronn proved that at Grand Rampage when he took your chance to walk into the Main Event of Pain for Pride in a matter of minutes.
(The smirk on the face of Theron is gone as Jack Ripley continues to run him down.)
Jack Ripley: You’re nothing. You’ve always been nothing; and you can’t stand me because of it. You can’t stand the fact that I walked away from the 1% and accomplished everything that I did on my own. You can’t stand the fact that I found success in every aspect that you couldn’t. You can’t stand that I conquered the world because of my own merit, after you spent so long looking down at people like me – while you always needed the rest of the world to prop you up onto a pedestal that you never deserved to stand on. So, you came back in hopes that you would be able to clutch back onto my career in the hopes that it would be able to help yours. But, I’m so much smarter than that, Theron. You’re right. I’m going to thank you, Theron. Thank you for proving that I’m far greater than you’ve ever been. Thank you for proving that you’ve always been what I’ve always known that you are. A leech. A weasel. A man worth less than the scum that I wipe from the bottom of my boots. A man that ran away the moment that he proved that he was never a “God Emperor”, and was truly a man that was worthless.
Theron Nikolas: …
(Theron was speechless for possibly the first time in his entire career, until that smirk returned to his face.)
Theron Nikolas: If that’s how you truly feel, Jack. Prove it. I wholeheartedly wanted to help you, Jack. I knew that it wasn’t going to be easy, but I had faith in an idea that you would be able to see through what the rest of the world had always depicted me as, but I was wrong. I guess you can’t really help those who tell themselves that they don’t need it. Sometimes they’re just happy setting themselves up for the failures that they’ve become far too accustomed to. So, rather than standing to the side with the hopes that you’ll see things for what they actually are – give me the chance to prove it to you personally. Hawk said that he needed to find a solution to this problem he has, and we both know that that solution is, Jack. We’ve always really known where our story was always going to lead. The noble warrior standing before his God Emperor. So, why don’t we do it on a stage that’s never going to be greater for our war to commence.
(Theron, Jack and Hawk all look up at the Pain for Pride since sitting behind them.)
Theron Nikolas: We do it at Pain for Pride.
(Jack Ripley immediately nods his head.)
Jack Ripley: Gladly.
Theron Nikolas: That’s where you’re really going to thank me, Jack. That’s when you’ll finally be able to see things as I do. When you find yourself on your knees before the man that you believed held you back. The moment where you’ll finally break yourself free from the shackles that sit around your ankles, and move away from a mentality that will always hold you back. The mentality that will truly give you the opportunity to become the thing that we BOTH wanted you to become. You’ll thank me the moment you realise that I’ve just helped you become the REAL High Roller.
(“Paint It Black” by Hidden Citizens picks back up as Hawk nods his head confirming the match between Theron Nikolas and Jack Ripley at Pain for Pride. Both Theron and Jack don’t take their eyes off each other from the stage and the ring respectively, with the shot of the Pain for Pride sign looming in the background before the camera cuts to commercial.)
(Commercial for a code on Doritos to win a day to hang out with Jake Smith. Nobody entered.)
Gina Romano: The following contest is scheduled for…
Virtual Crowd: ONE FALL!!
( “Young and Bitter” by Hot Tag Media play over the sound system of World1 Theatre as the Blueprint walks down to the ring focus on his eyes. )
Gina Romano: Introducing FIRST! From Long Island, New York! Weighing in at 210 pounds! He is The Wrestling Machine! LUCAAAAAAS JOOOOOHN-SOOOOOON!!
Gavin Kirkland: Lucas is looking to gather steam ahead of the 24/7 Battle Royal at Pain for Pride after Hurricane Hawk gave him an opportunity to be part of the event!
Deadprez: Lucas has done well for himself lately he needs to keep the momentum upward and eventually things will work out for him!
( ‘Sing For The Moment’ by Eminem plays over the sound system of World1 Arena as the newcomer makes his way to the ring looking quite confident in himself. )
Gina Romano: AND HIS OPPONENT! WEIGHING IN AT 215 POUNDS! HE IS THE SHAMAN OF SEXY! HE IS JOHNNYYYYYYYY AND-REEWWWWWWWS!!!
Gavin Kirkland: Coming off a debut win last week against James Ranger, the Shaman of Sexy is full of confidence heading into this match!
Deadprez: It was an impressive display last week let’s see if he will fare as well against a former New Breed Champion!
( Ding Ding Ding! )
Eve: And this match is officially underway!! Both men circles each other at the center of the ring, Lucas tries a feint to attempt to grab the legs of Andrews for a takedown but the newcomer is quick on his feet Lucas ends up on his knees with the attempt, and Johnny with swiftness smacks him on the back of the head defiantly! The nerve on that guy and LOOK! Johnson springs forward and brings his opponent to the floor with a double-leg takedown! He sprung like a snake poised to strike what quickness and Lucas go to work with a series of strikes to Johnny who ends up reversing it and then throws some of his own but then gets stopped by Lucas who threw in a thumb to the eye making Johnny get off of him. Now Johnny is on his knees and Lucas is getting up throwing a few jabs to the face and jaw of Johnny before backing into the ropes and run-in with a big clothesline taking down the Shaman of Sexy!
Gavin Kirkland: He shouldn’t have smacked Lucas as he did.
Deadprez: Maybe he will wizen up during the match. A few more jabs are thrown in before he whips Andrews into a corner! Charging in he throws himself in a splash across the body!
Eve: He surely will have a chance too but right now this is all Lucas as he picks up Johnny by the hair and whips him into the ropes, on the bounce back the Blueprint delivers an uppercut that stops his opponent dead in his tracks then drops to the ground like a log! He goes on a mounted position MMA style and begins to throw down some elbows until he is rolled over by Andrews who goes on the offense with a series of closed fist punches followed by a headbutt from Lucas that seems to put Andrews in a dazed state for a short second as manages to reverse the move going back on a top guard position AND SUDDENLY GOES FOR THE KIMURA LOCK!! THE KIMURA LOCK IS APPLIED AND ANDREWS IS IN TROUBLE! JOHNSON IS LOOKING TO END THIS EARLY!!
Deadprez: However, Andrews manages to free himself quickly as Lucas did not bring his opponent’s arm to his chest fast enough for him to move it out of the way and free from the hold. Both men go back to a vertical base and into a clinch this time controlled by Johnson who Irish Whips Johnny to the ropes! RUNNING CLOTHESLINE! Andrews goes down but quickly gets back up! Another clothesline! And a third one Andrews keeps getting up but suddenly GERMAN SUPLEX BY JOHNSON!! He Used Johnny’s Momentum Against Him! Down goes the LA native and Johnson attempts a quick cover!
Gavin Kirkland: Andrews kicks out!
Deadprez: Not even close!
Eve: Both men are going back to their feet, Andrews looks angry and Lucas looks smug both go to meet each other but Johnny rakes Johnson’s eyes which doesn’t please the official giving the big man a warning he doesn’t seem to have heard! He throws in a series of punches to Johnson some to face some to the ribs as Lucas backs up into a corner! Andrews is going at it throwing in chops against the chest of Lucas while the virtual crowd responds to it with!
Eve: Each time he strikes! Quickly Johnson’s chest is growing red and Johnny changes his strategy going from palms to fists striking hard he then begins to use his feet stomping the former New Breed Champion against the turnbuckle before getting to grab him and WOAH!! EXPLODER SUPLEX FROM THE CORNER!! ANDREWS WITH THE COVER!!
Referee: One! TWO!!
Gavin Kirkland: Lucas kicks out!! That Suplex came out of nowhere!
Eve: Lucas almost got taken out by Johnny, but he was able to kick out before the third strike of the official. Johnson took a devastating explode as he slowly gets up to his feet after he rolled outside of the ring. Andrews slides beneath the bottom rope and out of the ring and makes his way around the ring post. Johnson turns around and ANDREWS CHARGES INTO HIM!! CLOTHESLINE!! JOHNSON DUCKS IT AND GRABS HIS HEAD FOR THE NECK BREAKER!! DENIED!
Deadprez: Andrews turns him around and nails him with a forearm smash before turning him around, grabs him by the wrist, and spins him around! RIPCORD RIGHT HOOK!!! Johnson ducks down and evades the hook. Johnson yanks him in by the wrist, and pulls him in for a NASTY RIGHT HOOK TO THE FACE!! Andrews lightly absorbs it as it doesn’t take long for him to absorb. His opponent looks up to the seething man! JOHNNY PULLS HIM!! BUT JOHNSON MANEUVERS AROUND AND DRIVES HIM INTO THE RINGSIDE FLOOR WITH A JUMPING NECK BREAKER!! Johnson with a devastating maneuver onto the hard ringside floor! Andrews writhes in pain, grabbing his neck as Johnson now measures him up in the ringside area. The official is up to the count of four as Johnson steps forward and swings forth for a roundhouse kick! Andrews grabs his foot and spins him around! But, the momentum given to Johnson allows him to CONNECT WITH A SPINNING HEEL KICK DRIVEN INTO THE MIDSECTION OF THE SHAMAN OF SEXY!
Eve: The Prince of Parkour backpedals towards the steel steps as the Wrestling Machine climbs onto the apron. Johnson points his finger at him. He has him in his crosshairs! JOHNSON SPRINTS ACROSS THE APRON AND LEAPS OVERHEAD ONTO THE ANDREWS! JUMPING KNEE STRIKE!! BUT JOHNNY COUNTERS IT IN MID-AIR!! ANDREWS CALCULATED IT AND GRABS HIM IN MID-AIR, SPINNING HIM AROUND AND DRIVING HIM ONTO THE RINGSIDE FLOOR WITH A DDT!! ANDREWS MAY HAVE TAKEN JOHNSON OUT OF THIS MATCH ALREADY!! Andrews slides back inside of the ring rousing the crowd provoking them and they respond to him with a chorus of boos! Lucas is slowly getting back up to his feet trying to make his way inside the ring but gets grabbed by Johnny and body-slammed hard! Andrews is quickly running over and climbing the turnbuckle. He turns to Lucas who is still flat on his back SHOOTING STAR PRESS BUT LUCAS MOVES!!!
Eve: Johnny crashes on the mat and looks to be in a world of hurt as he holds his stomach while being on his knees and LUCAS IS BACK UP ONTO HIS FEET!!! LUCAS CHARGES HER! SHINING WIZARD!!! He is back up to his feet and grabs Andrews, pulling him back up. Lucas grabs his arm tightly and gets her in a wristlock! Andrews bends down, trying to alleviate some of the pain, but he still looks like he is hurting. Wait! Johnny is back upright AND DOES A FLIP FORWARD, PULLING HIS ARM AWAY FROM LUCAS!!
Gavin Kirkland: Andrews turns quickly swings at Lucas with a right hook but Johnson ducks underneath, grabbing Johnny as he stands back up following WITH RUSSIAN LEG SWEEP!!! Lucas quickly maneuvers on the ground AND GETS ANDREWS IN AN ANKLE LOCK!!! LUCAS IS APPLYING THE PRESSURE HARD ONTO JOHNNY’S ANKLE!!! Lucas wrenches that ankle EVEN TIGHTER as The Shaman of sexy is reaching for the ropes but Lucas pulls him away from them to the middle of the ring! He loosens his hold to get a better grip BUT JOHNNY USES THAT TO SLIP OUT!!! He jumps to her feet and turns around to see a charging Lucas Johnson! Johnny drops down and swings in a calf kick then a LEG SWEEP and Lucas drops to the mat. Johnny quickly gets to his feet, runs and bounces off the ropes jumping SPRINGBOARD SHOOTING STAR PRESS RIGHT ON LUCAS!!!
Deadprez: WHAT ATHLETICISM BY THE NEWCOMER!!!
Eve: Johnny is fast to stand back up. He begins to LAY into the downed Lucas Johnson with some kicks to the ribs. Lucas flips over onto his back, holding his side in pain. Andrews stops with the boots and runs over to the corner and gets climbing to the top turnbuckle in a flash. He turns to look at Johnson he is airborne with THE MOONLIGHT DRIVE!!! BUT LUCAS SLID TO THE OUTSIDE OF THE RING AND ANDREWS COMES DOWN HARD!!! Johnny again hurting with a high-risk move that didn’t pay off and rolls out of the ring. Meanwhile Johnson sprints through ringside and DRIVES HIS FOREARM ONCE AGAIN ATOP THE CROWN OF THE PRINCE OF PARKOUR!!
Deadprez: The Blueprint imposes his will at ringside as he now pulls Johnny back up to his feet. He turns him around, wraps arms around his waist, and looks behind him at the barricade as JOHNSON STARTS HOISTING ANDREWS UP INTO THE AIR!! JOHNSON IS GOING TO SEND HIM CRASHING THROUGH THE BARRICADE WITH A POWERFUL GERMAN SUPLEX!! Johnson moves Andrews rolling him into the ring and gets on for a cover!
Referee: One! Two!! THR-
Gavin Kirkland: Johnny Kicked OUt!!!
Eve: Lucas can’t believe it! What resilience by the man who is only at his third match in EAW! Johnson looks like he wants to finish this match right now he stares at Andrews who is slow to get up and then waits for the right moment to throw himself for a BLUEPRINT! THE JUMPING CUT-NO! Andrews Shoves Lucas away who bounces into the ropes and comes back towards him! Andrews with a clothesline ducked to the side by Johnson who charges into the ropes! Andrews turns around LIIIIIIIIIIIGHTSWIIITTTTTCCHHHHH!!!! THE CLAYMORE KICK CONNECTS ON ANDREWS!! JOHNNY IS DOWN! LUCAS WITH THE COVER!!
REFEREE: ONE! TWO!! THREE!!!
( DING! DING!! DING!!! )
( “Young and Bitter” by Hot Tag Media play over the sound system of World1 Theatre as the Blueprint gets his arm raised over his head in victory. )
Gina Romano: Ladies and Gentlemen the winner of this bout: LUCAAAAS JOHNNNN-SOOOOOONN!!
Gavin Kirkland: What a great match we just witnessed tonight!! Great action and very competitive!
Deadprez: And a well-earned victory for Lucas Johnson who shows he is ready for his opportunity ahead of Pain for Pride! Andrews gave a good effort but tonight was not meant to be, he will bounce back. I have a feeling he has learned a great deal out of this match tonight. This will not stop him.
(The camera then fades to black.)
(The camera opens with MITSUBACHI in the backstage area, stretching as he gets ready for his match before talking to the camera.)
MITSUBACHI: Throughout my entire career, people have questioned my work ethic, they’ve even questioned on if I even deserve to be standing across from Bronson Daniels at Pain for Pride, Dray Fontana included, but last week, I shut him and all of my doubters the hell up when I punched my ticket for Pain for Pride, and proved without a shadow of a doubt that I am the true contender to the Interwire Title and I deserve to be standing across the ring from Bronson at Pain for Pride. And if Bronson doesn’t see things that way and prefers to write me off for the event, then so be it, because it’ll come at a price, and that pride will be your EAW Interwire Championship. Because much like you, Bronson, I’ve put my name on the map here in EAW since last season, and nobody expected me to be in this spot, hell, not even myself. But now that I am, I’ll be damned if I let this slip through my fingertips. Because while I have work ethic, while I have potential, what good is it if I don’t even use it? At Pain for Pride, I need to work harder than I’ve ever worked before, and at Pain for Pride, I need to outwork Bronson Daniels, who I’d like to mention I’m keeping an eye on in the main event tonight. Because Bronson, you have the opportunity of a lifetime when you share the ring with the greatest of all time, Jamie O’Hara. And while Jamie may put quite a dent in you, what he does is gonna be nothing compared to what I do in our match. Because I’m getting real tired of the disrespect around here, and the only way to make that die down is by shocking the world at Pain for Pride. And I have you know I’m ready to do exactly th-
(Mitsu is cut off as Bronson walks in with the Interwire Title draped around his shoulder, giving a round of applause for Mitsubachi.)
Bronson Daniels: Congrats, you beat Dray Fontana. But Mitsu, I’ve shared the ring with talent the likes of Jack Ripley, Consuela Rose Ava, Justin Windgate, and now coming up shortly, Jamie. I realize that everyone needs to make a great impression on their first title defense, and I vow to do that at Pain for Pride, putting an end to your fifteen second of fame just like I did Ronan Malosi’s.
Mitsubachi: Funny, cause I’m looking to do the exact same thing to you.
Bronson Daniels: Oh, really?
MITSUBACHI: Really. And for the record, I’m not Ronan Malosi, so don’t treat me as such. I’m not anybody from the Showdown roster. You haven’t been in the ring with me in over a year, and I’m telling you right now that you’re in way over your head when that bell ringw. Much like you, I’ve been busting my ass off since the start of the season, and I’ve been in the ring with some of the greats. I may not have any championships to my name like you, but I can safely say nobody has developed as quickly as I have, the spotlight was never on me enough to see that. An example, people see this match as Bronson’s first defense, while writing me off completely not even giving me a shred of a chance. I’m not gonna be looking to run away right when I hear the bell ring, I’m gonna be looking to drive my knee right into your face.
Bronson Daniels: Just gonna keep this short and sweet. You have the opportunity of a lifetime. A one on one shot at a championship at Pain for Pride. This isn’t no flyby night gig. And what are you gonna do? You’re gonna fucking choke like you have done all season long. You’re damn right people see this as an easy defense for me, because nobody can fucking touch me right now in the ring, especially MITSUBACHI. It’s time you stop living in a fantasy land thinking this is your moment, and realize you’re just a statistic.
MITSUBACHI: All it takes is just one chance. You would know with both of your championship wins mostly including your New Breed Title win last year at Pain for Pride. All it takes it one chance…and I plan on taking full advantage of that and stand the brand new INTERWIRE CHAMPION!
(Both Mitsubachi and Bronson Daniels stare each other down before Bronson blows Mitsubachi off and walks away, and the camera fades to black as Mitsubachi goes back to preparing for his match later on in the night.)
(The camera opens to a video package, looking at the Chained Fury structure and environment.)
Narrator: You can run, but you can’t hide.
(The package camera moves around the structure.)
Narrator: Chained Fury. A match type so barbaric. A match that will slice a good amount of time off your career. A fifteen foot high cage made with nothing but chain. The ring ropes replaced with chains. The turnbuckle padding removed from each corner, and a chain tied to each competitor’s wrist. For only the second time in history..
(The camera cuts to the vicious first ever Chained Fury match between Ryan Wilson and Ronan Malosi back at Reasonable Doubt. It goes in between cuts of the shell both men went through that night, before Ryan Wilson standing tall in the end with the victory.)
Narrator: What we thought was the end, was only the beginning. It all began with a Draft night decision.
(The camera cuts to the beginning of the season, where Ronan Malosi would go undrafted, and would often invade Showdown looking to get a contract. Ryan would place him in several situations, where he would fail to earn it. The two would then square off at Midsummer Massacre.)
(The camera cuts to Midsummer Massacre 2020, where we see Ronan Malosi defeat Ryan Wilson, to earn his Showdown contract.)
Narrator: Not even scratching the surface.
(The camera cuts to Ryan interrupting Roman’s celebration of his win, with them making a five on five match for Territorial Invasion, where the winning team would earn the captain Ryan or Ronan the Showdown GM spot. The camera then cuts to Territorial Invasion, where the teams would square off. The Maidens Of Malpractice would end up saving the day, earning the win together, saving Ryan’s job.)
Narrator: The things people do to get under the skin of their enemy.
(The camera switches to Ronan Malosi befriending Ryan Wilson’s mother, Magdalena in his hometown. He would befriend her and earn her trust, before brutally assaulting her smashing her head through a car window. Tensions boiled over to the point both men wanted to kill each other, and thus, the Chained Fury match was born.)
(The package skips ahead to after Reasonable Doubt. Ryan Wilson as Showdown goes off the air offers to pick up a downed Ronan after he apologizes earlier in the night, and both men went on to form the team–Chained Fury.)
(The camera cuts to different times the former enemies were working together, or laughing together or talking strategy. It shows clips of them working together in several tag team matches.)
Narrator: The problem still existed from within…
(The video package then shows Chained Fury’s few failed attempts at the tag team championships, as Ronan and Ryan have miscommunication issues. It transitions next to Ronan winning the Interwire Championship, and shows a shot of Ryan perhaps feeling jealous of Ronan’s singles competition success. We see Ryan losing his GM spot at Under Siege, and after it seems Ronan wanted very little to do with Ryan Wilson anymore.)
Narrator: The finger pointing was at an all time high as the two were at each other’s throat.
Ryan Wilson: (in the package) I was the one who picked you up when you were down!
Ronan Malosi: (in the package) You were always jealous of me, which is why you aligned with me.
(The package transitions to Battle Of Egypt, where Ryan was suspecting betrayal, which he was right as he saw it coming and one upped Ronan. The two would express their desire to be a champion, and Hawk last week decided to spice their match at Pain for Pride up by making it for the vacated New Breed Championship!)
(The package transitions between shots of the Chained Fury structure, and the New Breed Title.)
Narrator: Both men won’t be the same walking out of the second ever Chained Fury match, but only one will be able to call themselves, champion.
(The final shot is Ronan and Ryan staring off with Chained Fury II font in the front, and the New Breed Championship in the background.)
(Commercial break with SKA and EDP445 just yelling at one another before it’s cut off.)
(The camera opens into the office of GM Hurricane Hawk. He has a smile as he stands in front of his desk.)
Hurricane Hawk: Hello, and I hope you guys are enjoying the program so far. I’m here to deliver a few announcements about the biggest show of them all, Pain for Pride.
(The crowd cheers.)
Hurricane Hawk: The card from Showdown’s side is starting to take form, and there;s one match that everybody is wondering will get made. As you have been seeing the past couple of weeks, the bond between the Beating Hearts seems to be getting weaker and weaker as it culminated last week in that therapy session. In the end, it was suggested by Consuela to face both of them at Pain for Pride, and, as the general manager, I personally would love to see that match with three of the best this brand has to offer taking out their aggression while having a point to prove on the grandest stage of them all. Consuela wants to show she’s a sure fire future World Champion and a main eventer, while Andrea wants to eliminate everything bad that has happened to her this season with a win at Pain for Pride, the event she came up short in last year, and Raven, wants to have her chapter on this year’s Pain for Pride end on a happy note as we’re all familiar with how ti went down last year, and with how on fire she’s been this season since returning, she can very well do that. So, I am officially announcing right now that at Pain for Pride, it will be Consuela Rose Ava versus Raven Roberts versus Andrea Valentine in a triple threat match. Should definitely be a show stealing match that I’m very much looking forward to!
Hurricane Hawk: And that’s not all, as you all saw last week when I suggested Lucas compete in the 24’/7 battle royal, I am here to announce more competitors that will take part in that match and have a chance to make a life changing moment for themselves. BBB Bhampion, the GOAT, Woogieman, Strawberry Steve, and an up and comer who I think has a VERY bright future here, Johnny Andrews! All of them will be joining Lucas Johnson and I expect one of them to pull out the victory for Team Blue!
Hurricane Hawk: Oh, and as you just saw, a little video package that highlighted Chained Fury II, I think I’m gonna add a little bit of flavor to it. We all know it’s a chain link cage, with the turnbuckles removed, and the ropes replaced with chains with a chain attached to both men’s wrists, but I am going to demand that all chains in the match is wrapped in barbed wire. It’s Pain for Pride, and you gotta add the little touch to it considering both Ryan and Ronan have competed in it befor–
???: I’M NOT AN ANIMAL!!
(Almost on cue, Ronan walks in, hand in hand with his girlfriend, Alissa Brady who is covered up with a coat, wearing a neckbrace.)
Ronan Malosi: It’s a damn shame I’m even competing against Ryan in the first place at an event like this, but now you’re going to put barbed wire on every inch of the chains there is? There’s almost literally no safe place to be.
Hurricane Hawk: Your point is?
Ronan Malosi: I should be defending the Interwire Championship! Not fidding with Ryan Wilson again. He’s so easy, even Alissa here could beat him in the ring.
(Alissa looks like she had just seen a ghost, tugging Ronan’s arm to stop from continuing.)
Hurricane Hawk: That right?
Alissa Brady: Umm, no way in–
Ronan Malosi: YES! I can guarantee if they were to fight tonight, she could kick his ass, even as injured as she is.
Hurricane Hawk: You know, I’ve done some digging around and have gotten some information, Alissa, you were allowed to take that neckbrace off weeks ago. And not just that, I’ve heard you’ve been putting in some work trying to make it as a wrestler.
Alissa Brady: Well, I’m just being cautious, and yes, but in no way am I ready to compete no–
Ronan Malosi: Oh believe me, she’s ready to fight! She’s told me on countless occasions how she could make Ryan bow to her.
(Hawk glances over to Alissa , and she looks as if its true. Alissa rolls her eyes almost in disbelief as it seems Ronan is trying to throw her into the fire.)
Hurricane Hawk: Well, since Alissa seems to be fine, and Ryan wanted competition tonight, I’ll make the match.
Alissa Brady: BUT–
Ronan Malosi: You got this babe! Don’t worry, I’ll be there right with you, and trust me, if Ryan dares do anything to seriously harm you, I’ve got you back. Get pumped up, I know you can take him out! And then, it makes it easier at Pain for Pride for me. I won’t get hurt as bad, and I will bring home some gold for us once again, as I will stand the New Breed Champion! :blessed:
(Ronan kisses the nervous Alissa quickly before pulling her by the hand and pulling her out of the office, as Hawk awkwardly waves goodbye as the camera pans to a commercial.)
(Commercial break advertising Ms. Extreme vs. Darcy May Morgan for the Universal Women’s Championship at Pain for Pride!)
(The camera cuts to Gina Romano in the ring.)
Gina Romano: The following contest is scheduled for one fall!
Crowd: ONE FALL!!!
Gina Romano: Introducing first…
(‘The Only Thing They Fear is YOU’ from Mick Gordon hits to boos from the crowd.)
Gina Romano: From Montréal, Québec, Canada weighing in at 220 pounds he is “The Architect” RYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYAN WILSONNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN!!!!!!!!!!
(Ryan Wilson makes his way out to the ring looking confident in his chances and like this is going to be an easy night for him.)
Deadprez: I wonder if Ryan Wilson is even comfortable with this match. He is laying hands on a young lady who doesn’t deserve it! Is she even a trained wrestler?
Eve: I have no idea but she shouldn’t be stepping into the ring with someone like Ryan Wilson otherwise. Why is Ronan letting his woman do this? He basically threw her to the wolves when suggesting the match to Hawk, almost pleading for it.
Gavin Kirkland: I’m just glad we have another blonde here on Showdown! I’d rather see Alissa wrestle anyday rather than that ugly baldy Ronan!
(Metallica – Sad But True (Instrumental) hits to even louder boos from the crowd.)
Gina Romano: And his opponent being accompanied by Ronan Malosi weighing in at 122 pounds she is ALISSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSA BRADY!!!
(Alissa Brady steps out onto the stage as she takes off her overcoat to reveal a skimpy bikini wrestling outfit showing as much skin as the network can legally get away with.)
Gavin Kirkland: OH MY GOD YES!!! THIS IS THE MATCH OF THE NIGHT!!!
Eve: Well, this is quite something to say the least. I guess she wasn’t hurt as we all thought based on her mannerisms.
Deadprez: Well I guess that is one way to get noticed in your debut… Not sure how that is going to translate to wrestling skills.
(Suddenly Ronan Malosi runs out onto the stage and picks up the overcoat as he wraps it around Alissa to shield the crowd from getting a good view of her assets.)
Gavin Kirkland: No… NO!
(The crowd boos loudly as Alissa Brady tries to struggle away from Ronan Malosi but he keeps her fully covered as they make their way down to the ring. Ryan Wilson is shown in the ring not caring about any of this as he does his pre-match stretches and warmup waiting for his opponent to finally get there.)
Eve: I mean he can’t cover her the entire match right? Like he can’t stand in the ring and cover her with the jacket while she is wrestling? So what is the point of this?
Deadprez: It’s sad to see a man simp this hard. Alissa is dumb enough to think that this is Ronan showing he cares for her. But in reality Ronan is just a jealous douchebag who thinks that the rest of the world shouldn’t lay eyes on his girlfriend. Maybe send her out in full burqa next time if you want to be that controlling. Believe it or not most of us have seen women in wrestling gear before so this isn’t particularly shocking for any of us.
Gavin Kirkland: BUT WE HAVEN’T SEEN ALISSA IN WRESTLING GEAR BEFORE! WE NEED TO SEE IT! I NEED THIS! COME ON!
Eve: I’m guessing Ronan had her gear packed up knowing he planned of trapping her in this match like we saw moments ago with Hawk?
Deadprez: Well maybe one of us here hasn’t seen a woman’s body before so this is really exciting for him…
Eve: I’d look way better than her in that outfit. Oh god… She really needs a better diet than Applebees.
Deadprez: Oh right Applebees… well this doesn’t look promising. Hopefully Ryan shows some mercy and ends this match quickly. Just because Ronan is too cowardly to get in the ring himself doesn’t mean this poor lass should have to suffer serious injuries here tonight.
(Gavin Kirkland gets up from the commentary table as Alissa Brady walks by and snatches the jacket away from her exposing her… wrestling gear.)
Eve: Gavin get back here!
(Eve pulls Gavin Kirkland back to the commentary table as Ronan Malosi tries to confront him and takes the jacket back. However, Alissa Brady has already rolled into the ring by this time and the referee is calling for the bell.)
Ronan Malosi: What is wrong with you Gavin? Are you that jealous of my fine ass girlfriend?
Gavin Kirkland: Yes. Never thought I’d see the day I wished I was Ronan Malosi. :wow:
(DING! DING! DING!)
Eve: We are underway as Ryan Wilson is squaring off against Alissa Brady who as far as I know has no wrestling training. This is going to be over fast folks knowing Ryan’s skill. That is unless Ryan decides to drag this out. Toy with her and mess with Ronan Malosi’s head. But he isn’t that sadistic of a human being is he? Not to mention her injury… Although it seems like she isn’t even hurt?
Deadprez: Yeah that is strange maybe she just is trying to hide it to look tough. Let’s see…
Gavin Kirkland: Oooh yeah she a tough bitch! I like that! Show him what you got treat him real ruff!
Deadprez: Ignore him. Now we are starting things off here as Ryan Wilson locks up with Alissa Brady in the ring. He immediately takes her down wrestling her to the mat with ease. Not even putting up much of a fight. Ryan allows her back up. This time Alissa walks in and slaps him.
Alissa Brady: You need to learn to treat a lady right! Be a real man like my Ronan!
Ryan Wilson: :wtf:
Eve: I can relate.
Gavin Kirkland: Yes! You tell him Alissa! Ryan needs to be nicer and maybe then he can score the hot babes like Alissa! Ronan is clearly much better with women than he is!
Deadprez: Ryan Wilson grabs Alissa Brady and pulls her up in the air taking her down with a Suplex! She screams out in pain! Uh oh did he just aggravate her injury? I hope she is okay!
Eve: Alissa Brady pulls herself back up as she squares off with Ryan Wilson with an angry look on her face.
Alissa Brady: How very dare you!
Deadprez: Alissa Brady charges in wildly pummeling Ryan Wilson aggressively back into the corner. Ryan is blocking almost all of the shots as she continues to just pound away.
Ronan Malosi: YES! YOU GO GIRL! GET HIM!
Eve: But Ryan Wilson grabs her by the hair and tosses her over the top rope! NO! SHE’S GOING TO LAND HEAD FIRST OUTSIDE THE RING!!! AHH!
(Ronan Malosi rushes in to catch her before she can fall.)
Gavin Kirkland: Wow this man’s simp game is even stronger than mine. I need to take some notes!
Deadprez: Stop it Gavin! Please! Ronan Malosi is directly interfering in this match and it should be a disqualification to be honest! You hate to see it!
Ronan Malosi: Come on Alissa. You are making me look bad… Here let me help cool you down…
(Ronan Malosi pulls out a bottle of Aquafina water from his pocket and begins dumping it on Alissa Brady drenching her. She starts coughing at hacking as she accidentally breathes in the water before shoving Ronan away and trying to dry herself off.)
Gavin Kirkland: Yes good idea Ronan! Get her all wet and wild! I know this is probably the only way he can get her wet… but still!
Alissa Brady: What the hell are you doing Ronan? Stop it!
Ronan Malosi: I will always be right here for you babe.
Eve: Alissa Brady back in the ring now as she shakes off her hands and brushes her wet hair back before climbing back into the ring. Ryan Wilson is looking annoyed as he asked the referee to count her out but apparently that isn’t how this match is going to end.
Deadprez: Alright we are back to wrestling as Ryan Wilson and Alissa Brady square off and Ryan should honestly just end this. It is starting to get humiliating… Ryan and Alissa square up and Ryan eas-
Eve: NO! Alissa Brady catches Ryan Wilson with an arm drag taking him down! Wilson back up and Alissa hits him with a Dropkick sending him back into the corner. Alissa charges in leaping up on his neck… Hurricanrana out of the corner! Alissa leaps up onto the top rope and comes off with a Corkscrew Press as she makes the cover on Ryan Wilson!
Gavin Kirkland: Holy shit Alissa Brady just almost beat Ryan Wilson! Somehow he kicked out!
Ronan Malosi: Hey! Alissa I didn’t know you could do moves like that! :shaq:
Eve: Well apparently Alissa Brady can actually wrestle which nobody had any idea about but that is lucky for her because you need to at least know how to wrestle to compete in Elite Answers Wrestling.
Alissa Brady: Hahaha well actually I don’t really know what I am doing. That just came to me I’m just going with the flow.
Ronan Malosi: :eek:h:
Deadprez: Well it seems like Ronan only cares about Alissa making him look bad otherwise he wouldn’t be this invested in this match.
Gavin Kirkland: What are you talking about Dead? Ronan is in love with this woman and doesn’t want her to get hurt! He doesn’t care about wins and losses, he just wants her to be safe, that’s all!
Eve: Right… well anyway Ryan Wilson and Alissa Brady lock up once more with Alissa going behind Ryan and throwing him back with a German Suplex. She holds on! One more German… She holds on again! Alissa with a Triple German Suplex!!! Ryan Wilson is laid out as Alissa spits on him and climbs up to the top rope! Alissa is going high risk looking to put Ryan down once and for all! ALISSA WITH A SHOOTING STAR PRESS OFF THE TOP ROPE!!!
Deadprez: No! Ryan Wilson moves out of the way! ALISSA JUST TOOK OUT THE REF BY MISTAKE!!! :damn:
Ronan Malosi: :noah: Come on don’t hit the referee! You have to win this match! What are you doing?! Did our wrestling seminars teach you nothing?! You’re embarrassing me!–I mean… I hope you are okay babe
Eve: Ryan Wilson now seeing a chance to capitalize here! Ryan Wilson pulls Alissa Brady back up! MIC DROP CONNECTS!!! THE SMALL PACKAGE DRIVER!!!
Deadprez: But Ryan Wilson knows the referee is down! He has Alissa beat here and is trying to revive the refer-
Gavin Kirkland: RONAN MALOSI FROM BEHIND WITH A LOW BLOW!!! RONAN HITS RYAN WITH A LOW BLOW!!! RONAN CONNECTS WITH THE DEATH-RO!!!
Eve: Ronan Malosi now grabbing Alissa Brady and dragging her over Ryan Wilson! No! This match can’t end like this!!!
Deadprez: The referee is moving! NO!
(Ronan Malosi slides out of the ring as the referee begins his count.)
Eve: NOT THIS WAYIII
Deadprez: Ryan Wilson gets out of it at the last minute! Both competitors back up now… MIC DROP!!! RYAN WILSON GETS ALL OF IT! THE COVER!!!
(DING! DING! DING!)
Gina Romano: Here is your winner… RYANNNNNNNNNNNNNNN WILSONNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(‘The Only Thing They Fear is YOU’ from Mick Gordon hits as Ronan Malosi enters the ring looking furious about Ryan’s victory over Alissa Brady who is still completely unconscious.)
Gavin Kirkland: NO! SHE DIDN’T DO IT! THE HOT BLONDE LOST!!! THIS WORLD SUCKS!!! SCREW YOU RYAN!
Eve: Oh are you kidding me? She didn’t deserve it! Ryan Wilson was the rightful winner there.
Deadprez: I mean… well she did better than I expected. I didn’t even know she could wrestle! But of course just being able to wrestle isn’t enough to beat a veteran like Wilson…
Gavin Kirkland: Of course she can! You can tell how talented women are just by looking at them! You can tell she is much better than Ryan just by how sexy she is!
Eve: Don’t you start. It was clear to me that in spite of Alissa apparently being able to wrestle and having some skill… Ryan Wilson had this match won and he did win! And Ronan Malosi just couldn’t keep himself out of it either… Ugh… There is going to be hell to pay at Pain for Pride mark my words!
Gavin Kirkland: :whew: I’m proud of what I’m seeing right now. Damn gurl you fine. Though I wish she would move more. Wake her up Ronan!
Deadprez: Well Ronan Malosi was absolutely humiliated again this week. Not sure he even gives a damn about this girl other than how it makes himself look but whatever. If she ain’t gonna respect herself then why should I?
(Ronan Malosi is shown trying in vain to complain about the situation to the referee as the camera fades to commercial. Ronan is ignoring Alissa completely as Ryan goes to check on her but then says screw it and leaves as Alissa is completely unattended to.)
(The camera cuts to a commercial for The Sims EAW expansion pack. Now your Sims can spend their entire day on their computer writing matches and promos. They no longer even need to eat or sleep because efedding covers those things.)
(The camera opens to see Gina Romano in the ring waiting to announce the next match.)
Gina Romano: Ladies and gentlemen, this next match is set for one fall–
???: So…this is Showdown?
???: Seems like it.
(Gina is confused as the camera pans to the entrance.)
(Slowly and also, uninvitedly, Miku Sakai and Hikari Kanno, IDOL-GUN, the Unified Tag Team Champions, make their way out from the back. Instantly, the Showdown crowd begins to boo at their very present. Both of them look around the virtual crowd with so much disgust. The first sentence came from Hikari and the response came from Miku. Both of them have microphones in their hands and the Unified Tag Team Championships on their shoulders.)
Hikari Kanno: I can tell. I can see the mediocrity and garbage all around here. :yikes:
Miku Sakai: I can’t believe that you thought that this was a good idea.
(IDOL-GUN steps inside the ring and takes center stage. The crowd is booing louder. Obviously, not liking anyone talking shit about the brand that they’re loyal to.)
Hikari Kanno: Excuse me for trying to think about the less fortunate, Miku. It’s not everyday that the Showdown brand is blessed with elite competition such as ourselves. This is the same brand that allows for glorified memes like Ronan Malosi and Ryan Wilson to have their own Pain for Pride match and with a championship on the line. You do realize that there’s a chance that either of those two will be New Breed Champion after Pain for Pride is all said and done? That should be enough to shut down this shit show.
Miku Sakai: Imagine being a champion in the same company as these two queens? It’s something that I’m not able to fathom. Just like I haven’t been able to fathom the thought about a world where IDOL-GUN are not the Unified Tag Team Champions. At this point, I’m starting to think that there is no one who will be able to take these titles off of us. By the looks of things, it seems like we’ve defeated everyone that we’ve needed to defeat to make sure that these titles don’t slip away from our beautifully manicured hands. We’ve carried the tag team scene on our fucking back since February and we’ve shown no signs of stopping. We’ve shown no signs of slowing down. We’ve shown no signs of having even the slightest chance of having anyone walk away with the gold that we spent the last four months defending with as much honor and prestige as possible. We’ve had teams like The Maidens of Malpractice, The Realm, Chained Fury, Insurgency, etc., try to tell us that things were going to be different when the face us, but it seems like we’re always left with the same result and that’s with IDOL-GUN raising those Unified Tag Team Championships over our heads. They kept trying to convince us that they are going to be the team that dethrones us, but we’ve sat down quite comfortably on our metaphorical thrones, waiting for something interesting to happen.
Hikari Kanno: We’ve watched all of EAW’s teams step up to the plate, trying to stake their claims on our Unified Tag Team Championships and each and everyone one of them have failed. The need for competition in the tag team division has gotten so pathetic, they have teams forming out of nowhere in order to take down IDOL-GUN. Holly Arrow and Kensi, SOSA Henderson and Chris Elite are two of the awful examples of these makeshift teams that are trying to take us down. I don’t blame people trying to join forces to take us down and trying to add another statistic to their pathetic, empty resumes, but it just seems kind of sad at the moment. You wouldn’t think that a couple of ‘rookies’ would be getting the best out of talent that’s been roaming around this company longer than us, but that seems to be the case with a lot of the teams that we’ve crossed paths with recently and the Showdown brand is no different. Why is it that all the divisions on this show are absolute garbage? The tag team division was always garbage anyway. There’s only one team — if you can call them that —was Chained Fury, a team that we’ve made them bow to us on two occasions. Imagine being such an awful brand that the best competition that you could have provided us was Chained Fury? You’re all lucky that we work great with whatever we get thrown at us.
Miku Sakai: You’re welcome for the ratings spike though. Roll the footage, monkeys.
(The camera rewinds to the ending of last week’s footage of Voltage. It highlights Harlow Reichert saying that her and Xavier Williams will come full circle as they become Unified Tag Team Champions before panning back to ringside.)
Miku Sakai: Just like all the other teams on Showdown, stay in your place. Harlow and Xavier, even in the prime of their careers, can’t touch IDOL-GUN on their worst days. We can defeat those two at their hundred percent with our seventy-five. Imagine thinking that you’re good enough to dethrone us? What makes Harlow and Xavier any different from a Holly and Kensi or a SOSA and Chris? To me, it seems like they are a combination of those two teams. Harlow the green and lack of experience like SOSA, Kensi and Holly, but Xavier has the so-called ‘longevity’ such as Chris Elite. But, we’re supposed to think that the two have the winning formula that is going to make them successful at Pain for Pride? Are we going to expect those two to put on a performance to remember at Pain for Pride? Nah, it feels like we’re going to need to carry them to a match at Pain for Pride. Those two will put on a decent fight, but the only thing that they’ll be leaving with is that Pain for Pride paycheck and then go back to hibernation like they always do while IDOL-GUN continues to reign supreme over the tag team division. I mean, it’s not the first time that those two have ever taken the step back after coming off crushing losses, so at least, IDOL-GUN would be giving them the excuse this time around. You’re welcome.
Hikari Kanno: I really can’t wait for IDOL-GUN to put a crushing end to their aspirations of becoming Unified Tag Team Champions—
(“Eye of the Tiger ” by New Found Glory cuts Hikari Kanno off. Miku Sakai rolls her eyes, knowing that she is going to find herself annoyed at a matter of seconds while Hikari pauses and stands straight, trying to listen to her Pain for Pride opponents. Harlow Reichert and Xavier Williams come out. Just like on Voltage last week, the two of them stand on top of the ramp as they talk to IDOL-GUN.)
Xavier Williams: We could come out here and continue this exchange from Voltage, but really, we said what we needed to say on Voltage.
Hikari Kanno: Good point, Xavier. We’ve talked a lot, so how about you do us a favor and answer our questions, starting with —why do you deserve a shot at our titles in the very first place considering that this is only your second match teaming with each other?
Harlow Reichert: We could ask you guys the same question considering that IDOL-GUN wound up in a tag team title match only a month into your career?
Miku Sakai: Maybe, it has something to do with only defeating the then-EAW World Champion and his number one contender leading up to their huge match at King of Elite? I mean, it’s not like we constantly gloated about every chance that we got. We had the first few weeks in our careers that Elitists would kill to have. From our debut matches, we were pinned against some of the elite competition that the Voltage brand has to offer. We were headlining Voltage in our SECOND week! We were out wrestling the previous Unified Tag Team Champions during our THIRD week! Honestly, from those first three weeks, we’ve done better than most Elitists in this company! It would have been easy to just hand us the titles, but you want to dismiss the work that we’ve done and say that we didn’t deserve our opportunity at the Unified Tag Team Championships? Do you know how stupid you sound?
Hikari Kanno: Still, you haven’t answered our question. What makes you think that you deserve a shot at the Unified Tag Team Championship? What separates you from all the other random teams that we’ve faced in the past?
Harlow Reichert: If it means anything, Xavier and I are more relevant than the random tag teams that you’ve faced. SOSA Henderson is nothing more than a man who stumbled to a World Championship reign that people never expected from him. Chris Elite hasn’t been relevant since 2018. Holly Arrow is nothing more than someone who is trying not to lose her footing and Kensi? Don’t get me started on her, but the only relevance that she’s done is marrying a Saudi prince and getting a makeover. I can’t speak for Xavier, but I only speak for myself. I’m a former PURE Champion — one of the best pure wrestlers that this company has to offer. I defeated three former World Champions in 2020 and stepped toe-to-toe with some of EAW’s VIPs and despite dropping off face of the earth, I had EAW knocking on my door, trying to get me to return to save their brand.
Xavier Williams: I’m ‘Best in the World.’ Nuff said.
(Harlow Reichert and Xavier Williams step inside the ring to stare down at IDOL-GUN. Xavier still has the microphone close to his lips as he continues to speak. The Unified Tag Team Champions are listening to the Hall of Famer loud and clearly.)
Xavier Williams: But really, Harlow and I have kept an eye on the competition for the Unified Tag Team Champion and we realized that we could do so much better than the competition that has already stepped up to take you on. We know that we can be better representatives to the Showdown brand than Chained Fury could ever imagine being. We know that we can give you a bigger fight than Insurgency, The Realm, Chained Fury and SOSA and Chris could have ever given you. The commonality that Harlow and I share is that we’ve both experienced the feeling of hitting rock bottom. We both know the strength it takes to get ourselves out of that hole that people constantly try to keep us both in. We both know what we deserve and it’s time for the two of us to collect at Pain for Pride. We weren’t going to stand and watch some team step in and announce their aspirations for the Unified Tag Team Championships, knowing that we could do so much better than them. We aren’t going to let anyone less deserving than us get to those championships before us. And most importantly, we aren’t going to let two cunts like you step into our ring.
(IDOL-GUN exchanges looks with each other, almost not taking Xavier Williams or Harlow Reichert seriously; however, Xavier and Harlow maintain that serious and intense look on their faces. Those two are not playing games, but IDOL-GUN is always looking to get underneath people’s skin.)
Harlow Reichert: You heard the man — stay the fuck out of our ring.
Gavin Kirkland: XAVIER WILLIAMS AND HARLOW REICHERT SPIKE THEIR MICROPHONES SIMULTANEOUSLY ON THE SKULLS OF IDOL-GUN!!!!!!
Eve: THE UNIFIED TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS COLLAPSE TO THEIR KNEES AS XAVIER WILLIAMS AND HARLOW REICHERT BEGIN TO UNLOAD ON IDOL-GUN WITH A SERIES OF STRIKES, BUT MIKU SAKAI MANAGES TO GET TO A VERTICAL BASE, BUT HARLOW CONNECTS WITH AN ‘ATONEMENT’ ON MIKU, WHO MANAGES TO ROLL OUT OF THE RING, LEAVING HIKARI KANNO ON HER OWN! XAVIER BEGINS TO PICK UP HIKARI AS HE TAKES HER DOWN WITH A ‘END OF HEARTACHE’ — THE REVERSE BULLDOG ON HIKARI! NOW, IT SEEMS LIKE XAVIER IS GOING TO PICK UP A ‘DEATH’S DANCE!’
Deadprez: Miku Sakai pulls Hikari Kanno from underneath the bottom rope as the two of them begin to make their way up the ramp, but Xavier Williams and Harlow Reichert roll themselves underneath the bottom rope and go to chase IDOL-GUN, but IDOL-GUN is up on the ramp at this moment! Xavier and Harlow are at the bottom of the ramp, looking at the champions, who had just retrieved their belts from the referee!
(“Eye of the Tiger” plays once again as Harlow Reichert and Xavier Williams look at their opponents at Pain for Pride. IDOL-GUN raises their title above their head, letting them know who are the champions in this situation.)
Gavin Kirkland: Things escalated to the next level here tonight on Showdown! This match at Pain for Pride is getting more interesting!
(Commercial break with several elitists encouraging everybody to get vaccinated for COVID-19 so we can go back to our normal lives as soon as possible.)
(The camera cuts to Gina Romano in the ring.)
Gina Romano: THE FOLLOWING CONTEST IS SCHEDULED FOR…ONE FALL!!
Virtual Crowd: ONE FALL!!
(‘We Appreciate Power’ by Grimes plays the team of Consuela, Raven, and Andrea. There’s clearly some slight tension between the three as they make their way down to the ring.)
Gina Romano: Introducing first! WITH A COMBINED WEIGHT OF 364 POUNDS! THE TEAM OF CONSUELA ROSE AVA, RAVEN ROBERTS, AND ANDREA VALENTINE!
Gavin Kirkland: I think I’m a paradise with this team. :shaq:
Eve: :wow: I think I’m intrigued on if these three’ll be able to work together properly, especially with what we’ve seen to down these past couple of weeks, Consuela having to try and keep these two from fighting, but ultimately coming to a head last week, all three competitors being booked for a match at Pain for Pride.
Deadprez: Here’s hoping this match will force these three to not fight and more so unite against the team of Ripley, Mitsu, and Windgate here.
(‘We Appreciate Power’ wraps up and is soon replaced ‘BxMxC’ by BABYMETAL, which plays the team of Jack, Mitsubachi, and Windgate down to the ring.)
Gina Romano: And their opponents! WITH A COMBINED WEIGHT OF 614 POUNDS! THE TEAM OF JACK RIPLEY, MITSUBACHI, AND JUSTIN WINDGATE!!!
Eve: It’s all about momentum with this team, each member is looking to build momentum going into their respective Pain for Pride matches.
Deadprez: And when you got guys like Mitsu, Jack, and Justin, building momentum won’t be too hard from the looks of it.
(All teams settle in their respective corner as Consuela and Windgate look to start off things.)
(DING! DING! DING!)
Eve: The bell has rung, and here we go, this match is officially underway! It looks as if both Windgate and Consuela will be starting things off for their respective teams as we see a lockup in the center of the ring between the two! Windgate gets the early advantage, backing Consuela up against the corner, and throwing shots to the body and now head of Consuela, WHO FIGHTS BACK, DRIVING WINDGATE INTO THE CORNER NOW! AND CONSUELA BEGINS LIGHTING UP THE CHEST OF JUSTIN WITH REPEATED SHOOT KICKS!
Deadprez: JUSTIN SHOVES CONSUELA BACK AND CHARGES AT HER WITH A CLOTHESLINE! BUT CONSUELA DUCKS UNDER AND CATCHES HIM WITH A DROPKICK THAT SENDS HIM UP AGAINST THE ROPES! CONSUELA GRABS THE BACK OF WINDGATE’S HEAD AND BRINGS HIM OVER TO HER CORNER, WHERE SHE LOOKS TO TAG IN RAVEN!
Deadprez: THE TAG IS MADE, AND RAVEN COMES IN, CATCHING JUSTIN WITH A KICK TO THE MIDSECTION WHILE CONSUELA HELD HIM IN PLACE! AND NOW RAVEN IS FIRMLY IN CONTROL WITH FOREARM SMASHES THAT ARE FOLLOWED BY AN IRISH WHIP OFF THE ROPE! RAVEN CONNECTS WITH A HIP TOSS! WINDGATE MOVES TO A SEATED POSITION OFF THAT HIP TOSS, BUT UNFORTUNATELY GETS CAUGHT WITH A DROPKICK TO THE SIDE OF THE HEAD FROM RAVEN AFTER AN IMPRESSIVE BACK HANDSPRING, SHOWING OFF SOME ATHLETICISM!
Eve: WINDGATE LOOKS TO CRAWL OVER TO HIS CORNER, LOOKING FOR A TAG, BUT RAVEN CUTS HIM OFF BEFORE STANDING WINDGATE UP AND DROPPING HIM WITH A SNAP SUPLEX! A COVER IS MADE, COULD WE BE SEEING AN EARLY VICTORY HERE?!
Eve: NO! WINDGATE STAYS IN THIS THING WITH AN EMPHATIC KICKOUT! RAVEN GRABS THE HEAD OF JUSTIN AND BRINGS HIM UP TO HIS FEET! BUT WINDGATE BREAKS OUT OF ROBERTS’ CLUTCHES TO CATCH HER WITH A NICE STEP UP ENZIGURI! THE BIRD OF PREY IS ON WOBBLY LEGS, GIVING OPPORTUNITY TO WINDGATE, WHO TRAPS HER IN A FRONT FACELOCK BEFORE BRINGING HER INTO HIS CORNER, PERHAPS GONNA GET THAT TAG HE WAS LOOKING FOR EARLIER!
Deadprez: AND HE DOES! JACK RIPLEY HAS OFFICIALLY INSERTED HIMSELF INTO THIS MATCH, AND WINDGATE TRANSFER RAVEN OVER TO RIPLEY, WHO GETS HER IN A FRONT FACELOCK OF HIS OWN NOW! BUT LOOK AT THIS! RAVEN RAMS RIPLEY BACK FIRST INTO THE CORNER, CAUSING HIM TO RELEASE HIS HOLD OVER HER! AND RAVEN BEGINS TO LAND KNIFE EDGE CHOPS ON RIPLEY, AND THOSE THINGS RING THROUGHOUT THE ARENA! ROBERTS SENDS RIPLEY INTO THE OPPOSITE CORNER, JACK COMES STUMBLING OUT AND INTO A CODEBREAKER ATTEMPT FROM RAVEN! BUT THE STRAIGHT SHOOTER MANAGES TO HOLD HER UP, NOT ALLOWING HER TO DROP DOWN WITH THE FACEBREAKER AND INSTEAD PLACES HER ON THE TOP TURNBUCKLE!
Eve: RAVEN FIRES OFF ON JACK WITH A KICK TO THE FACE THAT CREATES DISTANCE BETWEEN THE TWO, ALLOWING RAVEN TO SOAR OFF THE TOP ROPE WITH A MISSILE DROPKICK! RAVEN NOTICES ANDREA EXTEND HER HAND FOR THE TAG, AND THERE SEEMS TO BE SOME RELUCTANCE, BUT RAVEN ULTIMATELY TAGS ANDREA IN!
Gavin Kirkland: :blessed: ANDREA IS IN, AND HERES HOPING WE SEE A WARDROBE MALFUNCT-
(Consuela temporarily covers the mouth of Gavin, so she can takeover.)
Eve: ANDREA IS IN, AND SHE MAKES HER WAY OVER TO RIPLEY, WHO WAS LOOKING TO RECUPERATE IN THE CORNER! BUT IT LOOKS LIKE HE’S BAITED HER IN WITH A KICK TO THE ABDOMEN, ANDREA IS THEN DRIVEN INTO THE CORNER BY RIPLEY, WHO BEGINS TO LAND KNIFE EDGE CHOPS ON VALENTINE! BUT ANDREA DOESNT TAKE THAT LYING DOWN AND RETALIATES WITH KNIFE EDGE CHOPS OF HER OWN, FIGHTING HER WAY OUTTA THAT CORNER! BOTH COMPETITORS ARE IN THE CENTER OF THE RING NOW, AND ANDREA LOOKS TO RUN OFF THE ROPES IN FRONT OF A GROGGY RIPLEY!
Deadprez: BUT JACK PULLS HER BACK IN BY THE WAISTBAND OF HER TRUNKS AND TRIES TO LAND A BACK SUPLEX! BUT VALENTINE FLIPS OUT OF IT, AND THERE’S A BACKSLIDE FROM ANDREA!
Deadprez: KICKOUT BY RIPLEY, WHO’S A BIT QUICKER IN GETTING TO HIS FEET THAN ANDREA IS, LEAVING HER OPEN TO A SNAP DDT FROM JACK! ANDREA JUST GOT SPIKED ON HER HEAD, AND RIPLEY USES THIS SLIVER OF OPPORTUNITY TO TAG IN MITSUBACHI!
Deadprez: AND BUSINESS IS PICKING UP AS HE STOMPS DOWN ON THE PRONE BODY OF VALENTINE! MITSU BRINGS HER BACK UP TO A VERTICAL BASE, AND SLAMS HER DOWN FACE FIRST ON THE TOP TURNBUCKLE! MITSUBACHI CREATES SOME SPACE BEFORE CHARGING IN THE CORNER WITH A RUNNING DROPKICK! ANDREA DROPS DOWN TO A KNEEL IN THAT CORNER, AND MITSUBACHI SHOWS OFF HIS UNORTHODOX STYLE WITH A FOOT VIBRATION TO VALENTINE! THE REFEREE ADMONISHES MITSUBACHI AND SEPARATES HIM FROM ANDREA!
Eve: MITSUBACHI ADHERES TO THE ORDERS OF THE REFEREE BEFORE RUNNING FULL STEAM AHEAD TO ANDREA IN THAT CORNER ONCE MORE! BUT VALENTINE GETS THE BOOT UP! THAT ONE TURNS MITSUBACHI AROUND WITH ITS IMPACT AS HE STARTS TO HOBBLE TO THE CENTER OF THE RING! ANDREA LOOKS TO TAKE MITSU DOWN WITH A RUNNING BULLDOG, BUT MITSUBACHI HAD IT SCOUTED AND SHOVED ANDREA INTO THE ROPES! VALENTINE COMES REBOUNDING BACK AND INTO A SHOOT KICK FROM MITSUBACHI THAT’LL STOP ANYONE IN THEIR TRACKS!
Deadprez: MITSUBACHI SENDS ANDREA INTO HIS CORNER NOW, HOLDING HER THERE AS HE GRINDS HIS FOREARM INTO HER FACE WHILE MAKING A TAG!
Deadprez: HERE COMES JUSTIN WINDGATE, WHO TAKES ADVANTAGE OF THE TRAPPED VALENTINE, THROWING HIS BOOT INTO HER GUT! WINDGATE MAKES A QUICK TAG OUT TO RIPLEY BEFORE DROPPING ANDREA WITH A SNAP SUPLE, PUTTING HER IN POSITION WHILE JACK SCALES THE TOP ROPE, BACK FACING HIS OPPONENT! AND RIPLEY FLIES WITH A BEAUTIFUL MOONSAULT ONTO ANDREA! RIPLEY TRIES TO MAKE A COVER OFF OF IT!
Eve: THERES A KICKOUT BY VALENTINE! BUT CAN I JUST SAY THAT THESE THREE IN MITSU, JACK, AND WINDGATE SEEM TO BE WORKING IN PERFECT UNISON! MEANWHILE, YOU JUST KNOW THERES SOME UNEASY TENSION BETWEEN THE OTHER TEAM! IF CONSUELA WASNT THE GLOW HOLDING THESE TWO TOGETHER, ID EXPECT TENSIONS TO FLARE ANY MINUTE NOW! BUT FOCUSING ON THE IN RING ACTION, RIPLEY HAS ANDREA IN A FRONT FACELOCK AND ATTEMPTS TO SPRING OFF THE TOP TURNBUCKLE WITH A TORNADO DDT!
Deadprez: BUT ANDREA SHOVES HIM OFF BEFORE HE CAN COME DOWN WITH SAID DDT! ANDREA TRIES TO RUN AT RIPLEY, ONLY TO GET CAUGHT IN A DROP TOE HOLD! AND RIPLEY TRANSITIONS TO A CROSSFACE! ANDREA IS IN SOME SERIOUS TROUBLES AS HE WRENCHES BACK ON IT, PUTTING SOME SERIOUS TENSION ON THE NECK! BUT VALENTINE IS QUICK THINKING AND ROLLS RIPLEY’S BACK AGAINST THE MAT WHILE REMAINING IN THAT CROSSFACE! AND ANDREA HOOKS THE LEG FOR A PIN!
Eve: RIPLEY KICKS OUT, SIMULTANEOUSLY RELEASING THE HOLD BEFORE CATCHING VALENTINE WITH A NICE ENZIGURI THAT COLLAPSES HER DOWN TO THE MAT! RIPLEY MAKES A TAG OUT TO MITSUBACHI, WHO JOINS THE FRAY! AND MITSUBACHI DRIVES HIS KNEE DOWN ONTO THE STERNUM OF VALENTINE WITH A JUMPING KNEE DROP! MITSUBACHI GETS UP TO HIS FEET AND CONNECTS WITH ANOTHER! MITSUBACHI GONNA TEST HIS LUCK FOR A THIRD TIME WITH ANOTHER JUMPING KNEE DROP!
Gavin Kirkland: YES!! ANDREA GETS OUT THE WAY JUST IN THE NICK OF TIME! CMON, CAPITALIZE QUEEN!!!
Deadprez: IT LOOKS LIKE SHES GOING TO AS ANDREA RUNS OFF THE ROPES BEHIND THE KNEELING MITSUBACHI FOR A RUNNING BULLDOG! MITSU TENDS TO HIS FACE AS HE LIES PRONE ON THE MAT! ANDREA SENSES THIS IS HER MOMENT AS SHE BEGINS TO CRAWL OVER TO THE CORNER! BOTH RAVEN AND CONSUELA HAVE THEIR HANDS EXTENDED! CAN ANDREA MAKE IT?! …NO! NOT IF MITSUBACHI HAS ANYTHING TO SAY ABOUT IT AS HE GRABS THE LEG OF VALENTINE, WHO ROLLS OVER TO HER BACK AND SHOVES MITSU AWAY WITH BOTH FEET! ANDREA DIVERTS HER ATTENTION BACK TO HER CORNER, AND LOOKS FOR THE TAG!
Eve: TAG IS MADE AND CONSUELA IS IN! AVA COLLIDES HERSELF INTO MITSUBACHI WITH A RUNNING FOREARM SMASH, SENDING HIM UP AGAINST THE ROPES! CONSUELA WHIPS HIM OFF- NO! MITSU REVERSES IT, SENDING AVA OFF THE ROPES INSTEAD! AND THERES A CLOTHESLINE ATTEMPT FROM MITSU ON THE REBOUNDING ROSE, BUT SHE DUCKS UNDER IT AND CONTINUES TO RUN OFF THE ROPES! CONSUELA GOES FOR A HURRICANRANA! BUT MITSU STANDS HIS GROUND BEFORE PULLING UP CONSUELA INTO A POWERBOMB POSITION! IT LOOKS LIKE A BUCKLE BOMB ATTEMPT IS GONNA HAPPEN HERE!
Deadprez: BUT CONSUELA NIPS THAT IN THE BUD WITH A NOW SUCCESSFUL HURRICANRANA ATTEMPT AS MITSU GETS SENT FACE FIRST INTO THE TOP TURNBUCKLE! CONSUELA GETS UP TO HER FEET AND GRABS THE ARM OF MITSU, HOPING TO WRESTLE HIM DOWN TO THE MAT FOR THE SUELA LOCK I PRESUME! BUT MITSUBACHI SMASHES HER IN THE MOUTH WITH A FOREARM! MITSU BUILDS MOMENTUM TOWARDS AVA! BUT AVA LANDS A BASEMENT DROPKICK RIGHT TO THE KNEE OF MITSU, HANGING HIM UP ON THE MIDDLE ROPE! CONSUELA GOES OUT ON THE APRON AND TEAMS WITH RAVEN TO CONNECT WITH DOUBLE RUNNING BIG BOOTS TO BOTH SIDES OF MITSUBACHI’S HEAD!
Eve: IF THAT DOESNT GIVE HIM A SPLITTING HEADACHE AFTER TONIGHT, I DONT KNOW WHAT WILL! BUT MEANWHILE, CONSUELA CLIMBS TO THE TOP ROPE! MITSUBACHI BARELY LOOKS TO KNOW WHERE HE IS FROM THE LOOKS OF IT! CONSUELA’S GONNA LOOK TO FLY HER- OH NO! MITSUBACHI ATTEMPTED TO SWIPE CONSUELA OFF THAT TOP ROPE, BUT SHE ANTICIPATED IT AND JUMPED OVER HIM! MITSUBACHI TURNS AND RUNS RIGHT INTO A SPANISH FLY FROM CONSUELA, WHO USED THAT MOMENTUM OF HIS AGAINST HIM! A COVER IS MADE NOW, HOOK OF BOTH LEGS!
Deadprez: RIPLEY AND WINDGATE RUN IN TO BREAK IT UP, WINDGATE DELIVERING A STOMP TO THE BACK OF CONSUELA! BUT BOTH ANDREA AND RAVEN RUN IN TO BACK THEIR TAG TEAM PARTNER AS THE TWO CLEAR HOUSE ON RIPLEY AND WINDGATE, CLOTHESLINING THEM OVER THE TOP BEFORE PURSUING THEM ON THE OUTSIDE! BUT THIS LOOKS TO HAVE DIVERTED THE ATTENTION OF CONSUELA, WHO GETS CLOBBERED IN THE BACK OF HER HEAD BY MITSUBACHI WITH A NORTHERN LARIAT!
Eve: THE CHAOS ON THE OUTSIDE CLEARS UP AS MITSU GETS THE TAG OUT TO WINDGATE, WHO TAKES DOWN CONSUELA WITH A KNEELING SUPERKICK AS SHE GOT UP TO ONE KNEE! JUSTIN CAPITALIZES ON HIS ATTACK, NOW LOOKING TO WEAR DOWN CONSUELA WITH A REAR CHINLOCK! AVA STARTS TO POWER BACK TO HER FEET, HOWEVER, THROWING BACK ELBOWS TO THE MIDSECTION BEFORE FINALLY FREEING HERSELF OF WINDGATE’S GRIP! CONSUELA TRIES TO TAKE OFF, BUT WINDGATE PULLS HER BACK IN BY THE HAIR!
Deadprez: CONSUELA DOESNT LOOK TO HAPPY ABOUT THAT AND CATCHES WINDGATE FOR A STRONG FOREARM THAT SENDS HIM TUMBLING OUT THROUGH THE MIDDLE ROPE! BUT JUSTIN CATCHES HIMSELF ON THE APRON BEFORE CONSUELA RUNS AT HIM AND DRIVES HER SHOULDER INTO HIS ABDOMINAL REGION, SENDING HIM FACE FIRST INTO THE TOP PART OF THE BARRICADE! CONSUELA PURSUES HIM ON THE OUTSIDE, RAMMING JUSTIN’S BACK INTO THE BARRICADE AND SOON THE RING APRON!
Eve: WINDGATE GETS SENT BACK INTO THE RING BY CONSUELA, WHO MAKES A QUICK COVER!
Eve: WINDGATE WITH A KICKOUT! CONSUELA STANDS HIM BACK UP AND ATTEMPTS A SUPLEX! BUT WINDGATE SLIPS OUT THE BACKDOOR BEFORE RUNNING TOWARDS THE CORNER AND GRABBING CONSUELA IN A SNAPMARE AS HE DOES SO! BUT HIS ATTEMPT AT LANDING RUN IN IT UP DOES NOT PAY OFF AS CONSUELA HANGS ON TO THE ROPES WHILE HE BACKFLIPS OVER HER! CONSUELA TRIES A LA RODILLA DE LA MUERTE ATTEMPT! BUT WINDGATE SIDESTEPS AND SHOVES HER INTO HIS CORNER!
Deadprez: JUSTIN TRIES TO RUN IN, BUT SHE GETS THE BOOT UP! AND LOOK AT CONSUELA ROSE AVA, BACK ELBOWING RIPLEY AND LANDING A PUNCH ON MITSUBACHI BEFORE SHE CHARGES HERSELF AT WINDGATE AGAIN, ONLY TO GET CAUGHT WITH A SUPERKICK! WINDGATE COLLAPSES TO THE MAT BEFORE BEGINNING TO CRAWL OVER TO HIS TEAMMATES! WHAT HE DOESNT NOTICE IS CONSUELA DOING THE SAME!
Eve: BOTH COMPETITORS MAKE A TAG! ANDREA AND RIPLEY ARE IN FOR THEIR RESPECTIVE TEAMS! JACK LOOKS TO LAND A PUNCH ON ANDREA, WHO BLOCKS IT WITH HER FOREARM AND BEGINS TO THROW PUNCHES OF HER OWN, ALL STUNNING JACK, AND ALLOWING HIM TO BE WHIPPED OFF THE ROPES! BUT ANDREA RUNS OFF THE SAME ROPE AS JACK, CONFUSING HIM AS HE STOPS IN HIS TRACKS AT THE MIDDLE OF THE RING AND TURNS AROUND! ANDREA TILT-A-WHIRLS HERSELF AROUND RIPLEY WITH A HEADSCISSORS TAKEDOWN NOW!
Deadprez: ANDREA CLIMBS TO THE TURNBUCKLE, LINING RIPLEY UP BEFORE TAKING OFF WITH A DIVING CROSSBODY! ANDREA SPRINGS BACK TO HER FEET TO KNOCK BOTH WINDGATE AND MITSUBACHI OFF THE APRON! RIPLEY IS DISCOMBOBULATED AS HE TURNS AROUND AND ALMOST GETS DROPPED WITH THE XOXO! BUT THAT INVERTED STOMP FACEBREAKER IS AVOIDED BY RIPLEY, WHO CAUGHT ANDREA WITH A SUPERKICK TO THE KNEE AS SHE WRINGED HIS ARM! AND LOOK AT RIPLEY, WHO HAS A DEVIOUS LOOK IN HIS EYES, ATTEMPTING THE YOU’LL FLOAT TOO ON VALENTINE, WHO DUCKS UNDER IT!
Eve: ANDREA CAPITALIZES WITH A DROPKICK! BUT RIPLEY BUMPS INTO THE REF, STUNNING HIM FOR A LITTLE WHILE, HAVING HIS BACK TURNED TO THE COMPETITORS OF THE MATCH AS HE FAVORS HIS HEAD! ANDREA TAGS OUT TO RAVEN ROBERTS, WHO COMES IN! BUT RIPLEY JUST PUSHED ANDREA INTO RAVEN, PERHAPS NOT EVEN REALIZING A TAG WAS MADE THERE! RIPLEY HEADS OVER TO HIS CORNER WHERE HE FINDS BOTH MITSUBACHI AND WINDGATE STILL RECUPERATING AFTER BEING KNOCKED OFF BY VALENTINE, WHO RIPLEY NOW TURNS HIS ATTENTION BACK TO!
Deadprez: BUT THAT PROVES TO BE A HUGE MISTAKE AS RIPLEY IS PULLED OUT FROM UNDER THE ROPES BY THERON NIKOLAS! AND THERON IS LOOKING TO JUST BEAT THE HELL OUT OF RIPLEY WITH PUNCHES IN BUNCHES! BUT JACK STARTS TO FIGHT BACK, THROWING PUNCHES THERON’S WAY BEFORE CLOTHESLINING HIM OVER THE BARRICADE! RIPLEY GOES AFTER THERON AS THE TWO BRAWL IN THAT CROWD AREA BEFORE THERON GETS THE ADVANTAGE, DRIVING RIPLEY’S FACE INTO THE LED BOARD FAN PANEL! AND THIS STUNS RIPLEY ENOUGH FOR HIK TO GET DROPPED WITH GOD’S REQUIEM!
Eve: CMON NOW! WHY DID THERON HAVE TO RUIN SUCH A PERFECTLY GOOD MATCH?!
Deadprez: I DONT KNOW, BUT WHAT I DO KNOW IS THAT RAVEN AND ANDREA SEEM TO BE GOING BACK AND FORTH ARGUING WITH ONE ANOTHER, RAVEN SEEMS TO BELIEVE THAT ANDREA BUMPED INTO HER ON PURPOSE! CONSUELA IS TRYNA CALM BOTH TEAMMATES DOWN FROM THE APRON, BUT ITS NO USE AS ANDREA ATTEMPTS TO SLAP RAVEN IN THE FACE! RAVEN DUCKS UNDER, AND CONSUELA ENDS UP CATCHING AN INADVERTENT FOREARM STRIKE FROM VALENTINE THAT KNOCKS HER OFF THE APRON! BUT ANDREA TURNS AROUND TO CATCH THE CLAYMORE KICK FROM RAVEN, WHO SEEMS TO BE FRUSTRATED, PERHAPS HITTING THE MOVE OUT OF INSTINCT THERE!
Eve: BUT RAVEN NEEDS TO FOCUS AS MITSUBACHI RUNS PAST HER AND CRASHES INTO CONSUELA ON THE OUTSIDE WITH A SUICIDE DIVE! RAVEN FINALLY TURNS ATTENTION BACK TO THE MATCH, BUT GETS CAUGHT IN A DROP TOE HOLD FROM WINDGATE, WHO LOOKS IN THE NO X-SCAPE! THE SUBMISSION FINISHER OF WINDGATE IN THAT CHICKEN WING OVER THE SHOULDER CROSSFACE!
Deadprez: THE REFEREE RECOVERS AND TURNS AROUND AS HE SEES THIS GOING ON! THE HAND OF RAVEN GETS RAISED IN THE AIR, AND COULD THE BIRD OF PREY TAP HERE?!
Gavin Kirkland: CMON! SOMEBODY SAVE HER!
Eve: OH MY- WHAT THE HELL?! JON KELTON JUST POUNCED ON WINDGATE, LAYING IN STRIKES! AND THE REFEREE IS GONNA HAVE NO CHOICE BUT TO CALL IT HERE!
(DING! DING! DING!)
Eve: THE REFEREE MAY HAVE CALLED THE MATCH, BUT THE ACTION IS NOT STOPPING ONE BIT AS NOW MYLES MAKES HIS PRESENCE KNOWN, ATTACKING KELTON! BUT MYLES GETS ATTACKED BY ANDRE WALKER NOW! WALKER IS UNLOADING ON MYLES IN THE CORNER BEFORE CLOTHESLINING HIM OVER THE TOP ROPE!
Deadprez: KELTON LOOKS LIKE HES GONNA PURSUE WINDGATE AGAIN, BUT HE GETS PULLED OUT THE RING BY LIMMY MONAGHAN, WHO BRAWLS WITH KELTON! BUT THE FORMER SPECIALISTS CHAMPION IN CONSTANCE BLEVINS NOW MAKES HER PRESENCE KNOWN AND SHES ATTACKING WINDGATE IN THE RING! BUT JUSTIN MANAGES TO GET AN UPPER HAND AFTER SENDING HER OUT OVER THE TOP ROPE!
Eve: ALL COMPETITORS FOR THE CASH IN THE VAULT ARE BRAWLING RINGSIDE NOW BEFORE ALL WORKING THEIR WAY TO THE BACK! ANDREA STANDS ALONE IN ALL THE CHAOS NOW INSIDE THE RING! BUT NOT FOR LONG AS CONSUELA TAKES HER OUT WITH LA RODILLA DE LA MUERTE!
(Consuela points at the Pain for Pride sign as she stands over Andrea and looks down to deliver a message.)
Consuela Rose Ava: Pain for Pride is my moment! I told you I wasn’t gonna be playing peacekeeper long, and both of you guys have yourselves for this!
(Consuela stands tall after all of the madness that just ensued, as the camera then goes to its final commercial break.)
(Final commercial break once again advertising Pain for Pride LIVE in 2 weeks from Inglewood, California at SoFi Stadium!)
(The camera opens backstage, to what seems like a dark location, that is until the Specialists Championship comes into view, and then then camera zooms out as Bethany stands in casual attire, with the championship on her shoulders as she taps on the title with her red fingernails, looking dead into the camera.)
Dr. Bethany Blue: People don’t understand just how much this truly means to me. The chase for this championship I had to take starting with one of my most humiliating matches of my entire career to date, facing Darcy last year at Grand Rampage. There were points after that match where I just felt checked out. I thought I had a boyfriend who made it all worthwhile though who was there for me in the bad times, but it turns out I was wrong as I was part of some degrading bet. And, after so many people had high hopes for me based on how my season started, I ended up rolling around naked in mud, on the grandest stage of them all. The only good thing that came from that mess was that it was the start of me and my fiance’s relationship. If it wasn’t for that, I would have that completely blacked out from my mind. I have to live with that every day no matter how much I go out there and I bust my ass, and it’s to the point it’s getting very frustrating.
Dr. Bethany Blue: I want that barbie doll Candice Blair, and that Karen, Ashley Flores, to know just who the hell I am. I’m the woman who shocked the world and won the Interwire Championship when nobody thought she would do so. I’m the woman who went undefeated for the longest time. I’m the woman who balances two professions perfectly, I’m the woman who beat the Hall of Famer Cage in his own environment, and I’m the woman who stands here as the Specialists Champion going into Pain for Pride. I’ve been through so much, and I’ve worked so damn hard to get to this point to have either one of you take it away from me this fast. Winning this Specialists Championship was truly one of the greatest nights of my life, and after I retain at Pain for Pride and hold my championship high, it will be even better. The scary thing about all of this Candice, Ashley, is that this Specialists Championship reign is only the beginning of what I’m going to accomplish in my wrestling career. I’ve rebuilt myself from the ground up this season, and it’s going to culminate with me capping it off with a victory on the grandest stage of them all to know Dr. Bethany Blue is a major player on whatever brand I get put on after the Draft. And both of you have no choice but to just sit back and watch.
Dr. Bethany Blue: I’ve entertained everything these two women have said the past week or so, and there comes a point you just get tired of it, and realize you have a job to do, and I refuse to let my guard down because yes, I’m aware that I don’t even have to be involved in the decision to lose everything I’ve worked so hard for in winning this championship. Candice Blair is just somebody who constantly hears over and over again that someday she will be a champion, and with this moment, why not now? Because Dr. Bethany Blue stands in your way, that’s why. You can tear the house down much like you did back in October when you competed for the Universal Women’s Title, but much like how that went, you’re going to be on the outside looking in, disappointed once more. And Ashley just gives off that “vAccInEs kILl mOrE PEoPlE tHAn cOViD” type of woman and that alone makes my blood boil. Given the fact the girl just walked through the door and is being given a shot at immortality on the grandest stage. I hear all about how she has so much potential and how well she’s done, but nobody on that Dynasty brand is Dr. Bethany Blue nor on the Voltage brand Candice has faced. I’m in the best shape of my life, and I’m in the best possible mindset, and I can safely say neither of you can hold a candle to me, and I’m going to prove it at Pain for Pride.
(Dr. Bethany Blue sighs as she glances over at her championship on her shoulder, and she looks back to the camera with that cute but evil look into the camera.)
Dr. Bethany Blue: I’m going to make the biggest opportunity of both of your careers, into a night neither of you will forget when you realize you are inferior to Dr. Bethany Blue in every single way. I’m going to make both of you wish you never stepped into the ring with a woman like me. I would say bring your best, but that won’t be near enough to take this championship away from me. I would say good luck, but neither of you have that on your side either. Dr. Bethany Blue is the Specialists Champion, and will be until I do exactly what Andre Walker did with the New Breed Championship. Get used to it.
Dr. Bethany Blue: I’ll see you both soon enough.
(Dr Bethany Blue looks dead into the camera again as the camera zooms to get a shot of the Specialists Championship once more, before the camera pans back to ringside.)
( “Runnin” by 21 Savage & Metro Boomin blasts through the speakers to a huge pop. With the EAW Interwire Championship around his waist, Bronson Daniels arrives to the occasion with pep in his step. He unhooks the championship and raises it in the air at the end of the ramp before he slides into the ring. )
Gina Romano: INTRODUCING FIRST! From Brooklyn, New York, weighing in at 210 pounds…. HE IS THE EAW INTERWIRE CHAMPION.. THE GAMECHANGER.. BRONNNSONNNNNNNNNNNNN DANIELLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!
Eve: Bronson Daniels has been a great EAW Interwire Champion since Grand Rampage, but he has the opportunity to put that champion reputation up for grabs at Pain For Pride. Dynasty’s Mitsubachi has the opportunity to bring the championship to Friday nights, but we all now Bronson Daniels has other plans. Of course, there is no other way better to prepare your championship defence in the grandest stage of them all by having an exhibition with one of the greatest to ever do it, Jamie O’Hara.
Gavin Kirkland: And the man with the greatest thighs to ever exist.
Deadprez: Bronson Daniels knows how important of a match this would be. Mitsubachi and Kassidy Heart will be watching this match. All eyes are on the Showdown main event and under pressure, guys like Bronson Daniels and Jamie O’Hara perform at the utmost highest level possible. I can’t wait to see these two tear it.
( “Kashmir” by Led Zeppelin echoes throughout the World 1 Theatre to a reaction that would register on the richer scale. In his iconic usual attire, Jamie O’Hara jerks the curtain and makes his presence known. He smiles at the digital crowd before he pops his collars and makes his way down the ring. )
Gina Romano: AND HIS OPPONENT! From Los Angeles, California, weighing in at 190 pounds.. JAMIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE O’HARA!!!
Eve: This man goes by many aliases, but what fits the description most is that Jamie O’Hara has definitely climbed to the top to the point where he stands alone on the apex. Jamie O’Hara has slew every walk of life in this dog-eat-dog industry, and he has an opportunity to expand his illustrious career by regaining the EAW Answers World Championship through Kassidy Heart. Nonetheless, while Jamie O’Hara may be an undying legend in this industry, he has his hands full in L.A as Kassidy Heart is no human.
Deadprez: King Kass is on another level and she has reached beyond that level every single time she is under the spotlight. She will be watching this match, but she better hold that championship close because Jamie O’Hara is here to show that he has no ring rust. He is here to demonstrate to the whole wide world that he hasn’t lost his step and Kassidy better be well aware of what she is messing with.
( DING! DING! DING! )
Deadprez: This match is underway as Bronson Daniels and Jamie O’Hara stare at each other before promptly engaging in a collar-and-elbow-tie-up. Daniels twists his body and moves his body around via an underscrew, goes around the waist and takes him down. A waist takedown from the Interwire Champion as Jamie is able to use his technical expertise to counter it into a headlock. He continues to wrap his shoulder around the neck before Daniels gains speed and pushes him into and off the ropes. Daniels leans over and seems to choreograph a back body drop!
Eve: O’Hara jumps over his shoulders for a sunset flip! Daniels changes course and kicks him right in the musher! O’Hara grabs his jaw in pain as Daniels now comes from the ropes! AND HE FLIPS OVER HIS SHOULDERS WITH THE SUNSET FLIP!! O’HARA ROLLS OFF THE MOMENTUM ONTO HIS FEET AND GOES FOR THAT BASEMENT DROPKICK! Daniels gets out of the way at the last second, hooks O’Hara by the side on the ground, rolls him over, and deadlifts him with that gutwrench! THE POWER AS HE GOES FOR THE DEADLIFT GUTWRENCH SUPLEX! O’Hara is able to wiggle out of his clutch! He kicks the midsection, nails him in the same area with a spinning heel kick, and finishes it off with a kick to the face! O’Hara runs and rebounds off the ropes into his directioN!
Gavin Kirkland: Daniels turns around and leapfrogs over his shoulders in a backwards motion. O’Hara goes at it for the second time, but Daniels leapfrogs in front over his shoulders! AND HE GOES FOR THE LEAPING BACK ELBOW AS O’HARA COMES OFF THE ROPES!! HOWEVER, THE FORMER WORLD CHAMPION CATCHES HIM IN MID-AIR AND THROWS HIM DOWN WITH A BACK SUPLEX!! NO!! Bronson flips onto his feet! Both men go face-to-face! O’Hara swings for a punch, Bronson hooks that arm, spins him around, and sweeps the legs out of him! Bronson successfully took the foundation out from beneath him as he now proceeds to rebound off the ropes! AND HE LEAPS INTO THE AIR!!
Eve: BRONSON WENT UP IN THE AIR TO UNLEASH THE FLYING BRONSONS, BUT O’HARA CAUGHT HIM IN MID-AIR BY THE LEGS INTO A POWERBOMB POSITION!! O’Hara got up to his feet in the nick of time for that counter as he now brought him closer into the ropes. Daniels realizes his surroundings as he intentionally leans backwards into the ropes! BRILLIANT AS HE USES THAT SLINGSHOT HIMSELF AND GAIN THE MOMENTUM TO ROLL O’HARA UP INTO THE SUNSET FLIP ROLL!! SHOULDERS ARE DOWN!
Gavin Kirkland: KICK-OUT!! That was an impressive way to escape the powerbomb. Daniels and O’Hara emerge to their feet and charge into each other once again! O’HARA LEAPS INTO THE AIR AND NAILS HIM IN THE SIDE OF THE HEAD WITH A LEAPING FOREARM SMASH!! It doesn’t completely knock him down as the impact sends him rebounding off the second-rope! DANIELS LEAPS INTO THE AIR!! LEAPING CLOTHESLINE!! O’HARA GRABS HIS ARM IN MID-AIR, SPINS HIM AROUND AND GRABS HIS HEAD!! SNAP DDT!! SNAP DDT!
Deadprez: Daniels pushes him into the ropes and grabs his arms as he receives him! DANIELS TRIES TO SPIN HIM AROUND FOR THE SPINNING ROUNDHOUSE KICK!! O’HARA COUNTERS IT AND GETS HIM TO FALL WITH THE BACKSLIDE!! BOTH SHOULDERS ARE DOWN!
Eve: KICK-OUT!! BUT O’HARA CLOCKS HIM IN FRONT OF HIS FACE WITH A HUGE BASEMENT DROPKICK THE INSTANT HE GOT ONTO HIS KNEES!! O’Hara does not go for the cover as he chooses to muscle Bronson into the corner. He punches him in the midsection before doing so as he leans him up against the turnbuckles! AND STARTS LAYING ONTO HIM FOREARM SMASH AFTER FOREARM SMASH!! He knees him in the midsection before pulling him adjacent to the ropes. He throws the arm over and hooks the tights! SNAP SUPLEX! NO!! Bronson hooks his arm onto the shoulder and maintains his footing. Jamie knees him in the midsection to put a cap on the resistance and successfully gets the snap suplex.
Deadprez: Jamie still does not go for the cover as he places both hands on the top rope. He stands over his supine opponent before using the ropes to add more impact in his stomps! He begins to stomp over and over again onto the upper torso of Bronson Daniels! He does so nearly ten times before winding his foot up for the last one! He revs up the engine! AND HE JUMPS UP FOR THE FINAL STOMP! BUT BRONSON ROLLS OUT OF THE WAY!!
Gavin Kirkland: O’Hara was caught off guard as he charged into Bronson! BRONSON WITH AN ARM DRAG!! O’HARA GETS UP AND GETS FLOORED WITH ANOTHER ONE!! O’HARA DOESN’T KNOW WHERE THIS HYPED UP ACTIVITY IS COMING FROM AS BRONSON SQUASHES HIM IN THE CORNER WITH A BACK ELBOW BEFORE IRISH WHIPPING HIM INTO THE OPPOSITE CORNER! O’Hara collided into the turnbuckles, but it wasn’t enough impact to knock him off his feet! BUT, THIS COULD BE AS BRONSON MOVES UP THE TURNBUCKLES!! AND HE JUMPS OFF! AND AXES O’HARA AT THE TOP OF THE HEAD!! BRONSON WITH THE AXE CHOP AS HE IS ALL FIRED UP HERE IN THE SHOWDOWN MAIN EVENT!
Deadprez: This is the type of energy Bronson Daniels will need to retain against MITSUBACHI at the Stairway to Immortality. O’Hara is able to quickly wind up to his feet, but he shouldn’t have as Daniels explodes onto him with a double axe handle strike. O’Hara gets grounded with another one as he angrily gets up to his feet and charges into him like a mack truck! Daniels sidesteps him, O’Hara rebounds off the ropes and BRONSON JUMPS UP FOR THAT DROPKICK!! WHAT THE!?! O’HARA JUMPS AT THE SAME TIME, GRABS HIS LEGS AND SLAMS HIM DOWN WITH A SIT-OUT POWERBOMB!! A SEAMLESS COUNTER FROM THE DROPKICK INTO A POWERBOMB AS O’HARA FOLDS HIM OVER!! COUNT IT, REF!!
Eve: BRONSON DANIELS GETS HIS SHOULDER UP!! Jamie gets up to his feet and he looks like he means business! He crouches on the second turnbuckle while Daniels gets up to his feet in the opposite direction! JAMIE NOW CHARGES INTO HIM!! AND LEAPS FOR THE JOHN WOO DROPKIC- WAIT!! DANIELS GRABS HIS FEET IN MID-AIR AND SLINGSHOTS HIM INTO THE TURNBUCKLES!! JAMIE GOES CRASHING FACE-FIRST INTO THE TOP TURNBUCKLE AS HE WALKS BACKWARDS INTO THE HANDS OF DANIELS!! DANIELS WITH A GERMAN SUPLEX!! HE GETS THAT SUPLEX BEFORE GETTING UP TO HIS FEET! AND HE COMES OFF THE ROPES!
Deadprez: CHROME HEART TAGS!! Jamie O’Hara ducks the spinning roundhouse kick! AND HE CONNECTS WITH A ROLLING GAMENGIRI KICK RIGHT ON THE BUTTON! Daniels is out cold as O’Hara now crawls into the corner and sizes him up! Daniels gingerly emerges in the opposite ends! AND O’HARA NOW COMES FOR THE JOHN WOO DROPKICK ATTEMPT NUMBER TWO!! DANIELS JUMPS UP GOES FOR THE MUSHROOM STOMP!! BUT O’HARA SAW IT COMING AND ELEVATES HIMSELF EVEN MORE!! AND CLOCKS HIM RIGHT IN THE FACE WITH THE DROPKICK!! O’HARA ADAPTED IN MID-AIR WITH THAT DROPKICK AS HE NOW PICKS HIM UP!! AND HE GETS HIM IN THE PUMPHANDLE!! AND DRILLS HIM ONTO THE KNEE WITH THE GALACTIC BUSTER!! PUMP HANDLE LUNGBLOWER IN THE CENTER OF THE RING!! BACKPRESS COVER!
Gavin Kirkland: KICK-OUT!! Jamie O’Hara almost had him there with the Galactic Buster as he now brings Daniels up to his feet. He grabs him from behind and holds onto his wrist as he spins him around! IS HE GOING FOR IT!! HE PULLS HIM IN FOR THE STARDUST BREAKER!! BUT DANIELS JUMPS UP FROM THE RIPCORD AND GETS IN THE BATMAN PUNCH! BATMAN PUNCH ON THE BUTTON, BUT O’HARA GAINS SECOND WIND AND STILL GOES FOR THE STARDUST BREAKER!! AND O’HARA ELECTS TO GO FOR A LARIAT INSTEAD!!
Deadprez: Bronson grabs his arm and uses it to flip him over! He places his head between his legs and hoists him up! AND HE PICKS HIM UP AND DROPS HIM WITH A POWERBOMB!! HE ISN’T DONE YET AS HE FLIPS HIM OVER!! HE NAILS HIM IN THE HEAD WITH A KNEE STRIKE!! AND HE PLUCKS HIM OFF HIS KNEES IN A SUPLEX POSITION!! AND DRILLS HIM IN THE CENTER OF THE RING WITH A BRAINBUSTER!! A DEVASTATING BRAINBUSTER AS BRONSON HOVERS OVER FOR THE COVER!! THIS COULD BE IT!
Eve: KICK-OUT!! Bronson Daniels is starting to get furious in this match. This has been an evenly-matched competition between both competitors thus far as Bronson looks to end it right here right now! Bronson comes out of the corner and nails him in the midsection with a superkick! It drives the air out of his chest as Daniels retreats back to the corner! He charges into him, spins around and goes for Chrome Heart Tags! JAMIE JUMPS AND COUNTERS IT IN MID-AIR WITH A SLING BLADE!! WHAT A COUNTER AS JAMIE STEPS THROUGH THE ROPES AND CLIMBS THE TURNBUCKLES!!
Deadprez: Jamie O’Hara is perched on the top turnbuckle! Bronson is laid out on the canvas as he is in the landing zone! O’HARA SOARS UP IN THE AIR!! GENNNKIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII CANNNNNNNNNNNNNNNONNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN!!! WAIT!! BRONSON GRABS HIM IN MID-AIR AND GRABS HIS FOOT!! JAMIE FELL RIGHT INTO AN ANKLE LOCK!! BRONSON PULLED HIM RIGHT INTO THE ANKLE LOCK!! JAMIE IS IN DEEP TROUBLE AS THIS IS THE SAME WAY BRONSON WON HIS EAW INTERWIRE CHAMPIONSHIP!! JAMIE LOOKS LIKE HE IS ABOUT TO TAP BEFORE HE TWISTS HIS BODY INWARDS!
Gavin Kirkland: BRONSON DANIELS TRIPS OFF AND GOES FAST FIRST INTO THE SECOND TURNBUCKLE!! DANIELS GOT KNOCKED OUT AS JAMIE NOW GETS UP TO HIS FEET!! HE SPRINTS ACROSS THE RING INTO THE DIRECTION OF DANIELS’ LOCATION!! AND HE DROPKICKS HIM FROM BEHIND!! AND O’HARA GOES FACE-FIRST INTO THE CANVAS ONCE AGAIN!! JOHN WOO DROPKICK FROM BEHIND AS O’HARA NOW PULLS HIM UP TO HIS FEET!! AND HE GRABS HIM FROM BEHIND!! AND HE HOISTS HIM UP!! VISUAL IDENTITY!!
Deadprez: FLIP PILEDRIVER!! DANIELS TURNS THE BELLY-TO-BACK PILEDRIVER WITH A CANADIAN DESTROYER!! JAMIE O’HARA GETS DROPPED ONTO THE TOP OF HIS HEAD AS DANIELS STORMS TO THE OTHER SIDE OF THE RING!! HE PULLS DOWN THE SHOULDER PAD!! AND HE GOES FOR THE SLIDING ELBOW SMASH!! BITCH I KNOCKED YOUR HEAD OFF!
Gavin Kirkland: O’HARA INTERCEPTS WITH A PELE KICK!! HE HIT THAT PERFECTLY ONTO THE CROWN OF THE HEAD AS DANIELS SLOWLY STUMBLES THROUGH THE ROPES AND SPLATTERS ONTO THE RINGSIDE FLOOR!! BRONSON IS IN PRIME POSITION FOR O’HARA AS HE NOW RUNS THE ROPES!! DANIELS USES THE BARRICADE TO GET UP TO HIS FEET WHILE O’HARA SOARS INTO THE SKIES!! AND HE FLATTENS THE INTERWIRE CHAMPION ON THE OUTSIDE WITH A HALL OF FAME TOPE CON HILO!
Deadprez: WHAT A TOPE CON HILO AS HE NOW THROWS BRONSON INTO THE RING!! AND HE GOES FOR THE COVER!! BUT BRONSON QUICKLY ROLLS OUT OF THE WAY, POSSIBLY OFF INSTINCT AND RECUPERATES AT RINGSIDE!! Jamie O’Hara responds to his departure from the ring and shoots through the ropes! AND HE CLOCKS BRONSON IN THE SIDE OF THE HEAD WITH A BASEMENT SLIDING DROPKICK!! BRONSON JUST GOT SENT TO THE GULAG WITH THAT DROPKICK AS JAMIE SEEMS A BIT MORE AGGRAVATED!
Gavin Kirkland: With tensions rising with Jamie and the queen, you oughta bet that the Hall Of Famer has been a bit tight on his way to Pain For Pride 14. Jamie grabs Bronson by the tights and just slams him into the steel steps! He grabs him and drives him once more into the steel steps! The sheer impact of Bronson going into the steel steps isolated it from the ringpost as Jamie looked at it with nasty intentions in mind! Jamie smashes his face into the steel steps before placing his head between his legs! JAMIE HOISTS HIM UP INTO A POWERBOMB!!
Deadprez: BRONSON SLIPS OUT OF HIS SHOULDERS AND LANDS ONTO HIS FEET!! Jamie was about to powerbomb him onto the steel steps, but Bronson luckily avoided that disaster! Jamie turns around and gets clocked with an elbow to the face. Bronson now runs up the steel steps and leaps onto the barricade! CHROME HEART TAGS OFF THE BARRICADE!! NO!! JAMIE GRABS HIM ON THE BARRICADE AND PUSHES HIM OFF IT!! JAMIE NOW RECUPERATES AFTER HE JUST SENT BRONSON TO HIS DEATH ON THE OUTSIDE FLOOR!
Eve: Bronson Daniels was pushed beyond the barricade as Jamie O’Hara now takes a breather on the steel steps. This has been an amazing match thus far and these men have proven why they are two of the very best we can offer on Saturday nights! Jamie gets up off his knees as Bronson Daniels is nowhere to be see- Wait a second!
( Jamie O’Hara gingerly gets up to the feet while Daniels slowly emerges to his feet. He has both hands up on the barricade and jumps onto it. )
Eve: BRONSON DANIELS FROM OUT OF COMPLETE NOWHERE WITH A LEAPING FOREARM SMASH OFF THE BARRICADE!! JAMIE O’HARA, INCLUDING ALL OF US AT THE COMMENTARY BOOTH SURELY DID NOT ANTICIPATE! Bronson slams him against the steel steps and gets a ground-and-pound in! This has surely lit a fire within the Game Changer as Bronson now IRISH WHIPS HIM INTO THE BARRICADE!! O’HARA SCREAMS IN PAIN AS BRONSON SLAMS HIM ONCE MORE!!! BITTER SWEET REVENGE FROM EARLIER AS BRONSON NOW RUNS AROUND RINGSIDE!! WHAT IS HE THINKING HERE!?!?
Deadprez: DANIELS STEALS A MOVE OUT OF O’HARA’S PLAYBOOK AND EXPLODES ONTO HIM AT RINGSIDE WITH A JOHN WOO DROPKICK!! O’HARA GOES CRASHING AGAINST THE BARRICADE!! Bronson Daniels with a troll smile on his face as he now grabs Jamie and throws him into the ring. Both men insert themselves back into the squared circle whereas Daniels ascends the turnbuckles. Jamie O’Hara is laid out in the center of the ring! THE INTERWIRE CHAMPION IS ABOUT TO TAKE FLIGHT!! AIRRR BRONSONNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN!!
Eve: OH MY GOD!! BRONSON WITH THE DOUBLE FOOT STOMP!! GENKI CANNON TO THE BACK OF THE HEAD AS DANIELS JUST PULLED ANOTHER COPYRIGHT INFRINGMENT ON THE HALL OF FAMER!! HOW IRONIC IS THIS!! DANIELS IS ABOUT TO PICK UP ONE OF THE BIGGEST WINS OF HIS CAREER WITH THE MAN’S FINISHING MANEUVER!! BACKPRESS COVER!! THIS COULD BE IT!
Deadprez: NO!!! BRONSON DANIELS CAN’T BELIEVE IT!! Daniels is just running off pure instinct right here as he can’t fathom that Jamie O’Hara was able to believe it! He shakes it off and just keeps pushing through as he kicks Jamie in the midsection! O’Hara is swaying side to side! BRONSON RUNS AND JUMPS ONTO THE SECOND ROPE!! AND HE SPRINGBOARDS OFF FOR THE CHROME HEART TAGS!! RIGHT ON THE BUTTON!!
Eve: WAIT!! JAMIE GRABS HIS LEGS IN MID-AIR!! O’Hara has a clutch of both of his legs, but Bronson grabs the bottom rope with both hands. Jamie tries to yank him off the bottom rope, but it is to no avail! BRONSON USES THE LAST PULL TO SLINGSHOT ONTO HIS FEET!! BUT JAMIE GRABS HIS ARMS IN MID-AIR AND TWISTS HIM AROUND!! RIPCORD KNEE STRIKE!! STARDUST BREAKER!! BRONSON CATCHES HIM IN MID-AIR INTO A FIREMAN’S CARRY!! AND HITS NIGHT NIGHT!! FIREMAN’S CARRY DROPPED INTO THE KNEE STRIKE AS JAMIE NOW FALLS INTO THE ROPES!
Deadprez: INNNN EXCELSIS!! JAMIE O’HARA JUST HIT THAT OUT OF INSTINCT AS HE CONNECTS WITH THE KNEE STRIKE RIGHT TO BRONSON’S JAW!! JAMIE PULLS BRONSON BACK UP TO HIS FEET AND GOES AROUND HIS WAIST. What is the hall of famer doing here? The challenger for Kassidy Heart’s championship wants to make a statement out of Bronson as he spins him around!! AND PULLS HIM IN FOR THE KNEE!! AS IF THE IN EXCELSIS WASN’T ENOUGH INITIALLY, JAMIE MAKES MORE OF A STATEMENT WITH HIS PATENTED STARDUST BREAKER!! DANIELS IS OUT LIKE A LIGHT AS JAMIE–
Eve: WAIT– IT’S KING KASS! KASSIDY HEART ROLLS INTO THE RING AND CLUBS JAMIE O’HARA OVER THE BACK OF HIS HEAD WITH THE METAL CAST WRAPPED AROUND HER RIGHT ARM!!
(DING! DING! DING!)
(The referee calls for the bell as King Kass strikes Jamie O’Hara over the back of the skull. He collapses to the canvas, clutching his head but King Kass drops down, rolls him over and begins to strike the metal cast over the forehead, eventually drawing blood after only a few shots. Bronson Daniels hesitates leaving for a second, but eventually backs away with his Interwire Championship, recognising the danger of the situation and not being able to do anything to help O’Hara.)
Deadprez: THE REFEREE HAS NO CHOICE BUT TO ABANDON THE MATCH AS KASS IS JUST CONTINUING TO DRIVE THE METAL CAST PROTECTING THE HEALING BROKEN ARM OVER AND OVER AGAIN! SHE HAS NO DOUBT HELD ONTO WHAT HAPPENED AT BATTLE OF EGYPT AND IS TAKING THIS CHANCE HERE TONIGHT TO LEVEL HER OPPONENT IN TWO WEEKS TIME AT PAIN FOR PRIDE IN A SIMILAR WAR.
(The thick running blood of Jamie O’Hara begins to coat the metal arm of King Kass)
Eve: THE CUTS IN THE DESIGN OF THE CAST ARE RAZOR SHARP AND THEY’VE BUSTED JAMIE O’HARA OPEN. SHE HAD THAT IN MIND FROM THE VERY BEGINNING, MAKING THE MOST OF AN UNFORTUNATE SITUATION AND TURNING THAT CAST INTO THE DEADLIEST WEAPON SHE CAN POSSIBLY THINK OF. EACH BLOW ONLY DOING MORE AND MORE DAMAGE WITH ZERO REMORSE BEHIND HER INTENTIONS.
Gavin Kirkland: NO! SOMEONE STOP THIS! IT’S NOT JUST THE BLOOD, BUT THE BLUNT FORCE TRAUMA OF THAT UNFORGIVING MATERIAL COLLIDING WITH HIS SKULL. HE MIGHT BE CONCUSSED, HE MIGHT SUFFER MEMORY LOSS! GODS. HE MIGHT FORGET WHO I AM!!
Deadprez: KASSIDY DOESN’T CARE FOR THE HEALTH OF JAMIE O’HARA AS SHE GRINDS THAT CAST, THE MULTIPLE SHARP EDGES GRATING THE SKIN OF O’HARA, RIPPING AND SHREDDING EVERY BIT OF HUMAN FLESH IT TOUCHES. AND BY THE FLOW OF THAT WATERFALL OF BLOOD IT’S NOW MULTIPLE WOUNDS OPENED UP ACROSS THE FOREHEAD. WE QUESTIONED WHETHER OR NOT KASSIDY HEART WOULD BE ABLE TO MAKE IT TO PAIN FOR PRIDE AFTER BATTLE OF EGYPT BUT JAMIE O’HARA MIGHT BE NOW RACING THE CLOCK AFTER TONIGHT.
Eve: HARDLY AN INCH OF THAT ONCE GLIMMERING METALLIC CAST IS VISIBLE, AS KING KASS’ ARM IS DRENCHED IN THE BLOOD OF JAMIE O’HARA. I DON’T KNOW IF KASS IS PICKING HAIR OR PIECES OF FLESH OUT OF EACH CREVICE OF HER CAST.
(Jamie slumps to the canvas in a heap, near on motionless as King Kass stands above him. His blood drips from the metal cast, staining his back and the white ring mat. Kass exits the ring, snatching a microphone away from the timekeeper’s area and returns to the ring. She stands over O’Hara once more with a wide, proud grin on her face as the crowd roars with disapproval)
King Kass: Where’s my applause? Don’t you people love this? Don’t you love it when violence spills blood like this? It seems that it’s all well and good when those you support, those you favour take their opportunities and strike others who have their guard down. You lap it up, you enjoy the very nature of someone being bloodied and victimised and yet the moment that the same is done to them, you hate it. What I’ve just done is simply reacting in an appropriate, equal way.
(Kass uses her boot to turn Jamie’s head to the side, the gasps of air from his lungs creating ripples on the layer of blood on the ground)
King Kass: For those who missed it, what exactly did you say last week about this wonderful gift you left me, Jamie? Come on now, don’t be shy…
(Kass grabs a handful of Jamie’s hair and raises his head up off the canvas; the features of his face barely visible through the thickness of the blood. She lowers the microphone to his face)
Jamie O’Hara: …
King Kass: You need to speak up so all your fans can hear you.
(Jamie tries to utter a word but gulps on the blood immediately flowing into his mouth. King Kass simply lets go and like a sack of bricks, Jamie collapses back to the canvas)
Gavin Kirkland: My boy…look how she massacred my boy. :mjcry:
King Kass: But I’m the one who’s pathetic, right? No, no. Where’s that confidence, where’s that spirit, where is that undeniable sense of self-belief that nothing in this world can tear down the almighty, legendary and ‘immortal’ Ace? Considering the blood that’s on my arm, those cuts and the lump swelling on your head, there definitely is something that can tear you down and render you completely and utterly helpless and, well, you’re a rather kind and considerate person handing it right to me. If you don’t mind, Jamie, I would like to steal something you said when I was laying in this exact same position; you’re swinging in and out of consciousness to the point where I’m not sure you’re going to understand a bit of what I’m going to say but I do hope that you’re clinging to enough sense to be aware of this. I have something wonderful to tell you, tell the world really and it involves what I would consider your greatest failure in this company. Even worse than that failed tag team that fell apart because of your ego or how your selfishness and gluttony almost made your life today – your marriage to Cameron and the birth of precious Hathaway. The failure where you ruined someone’s life completely.
(The crowd murmurs with scattering jeers as King Kass ponders her next choice of words)
King Kass: In all this incredible posturing to ensure that the seemingly final moments of your career are witnessed as you standing over me, standing over the likes of Bronson Daniels as vastly superior, you have forgotten my place in your precious world. You’re forgetting my place and you’re forgetting the reach I have in this company. Everyone likes to reach for the low hanging fruit and simply call me Ryan’s whore, but even then, being Ryan’s ‘whore’ has perks. There’s so much talk of being irreplaceable, of being someone that nobody else can live up to replacing…but you did try to find someone who would indeed replace you, didn’t you? You plucked him from your own, rather small circle, trained him up and sent him here to someday emerge as the next Ace. As someone you considered ‘worthy’ of getting the praise, the comparisons. Sick and tired of all those Jamie O’Hara ‘clones’ some tried to become or were expected to become, you tried to create one yourself. And how did that turn out? How did the nurturing and the developing of someone who you put more faith and belief in to live up to those incredibly high expectations? Just like your efforts as a father, it was a failure.
(The socially distant crowd erupts with disapproval. The mention of his student and his fatherhood spurs Jamie to lift his head up off the canvas and point it towards Kass; disdain barely visible on his face)
King Kass: He was a failure of a project and even when he simply stopped showing up to work, people wanted to keep him around. They continued to invest in him for the pure reason that he was hand picked and trained by you. He failed a second time yet, despite it all someone, somewhere still believed in him and kept him employed until after Pain For Pride; without pay of course. All I had to do was say ‘please’, I got the very thing I wanted and no matter what, Hawk’s hands were tied, he had no choice but to sign off on it. So next week, whether he wants to be here or not, Jalyn Garcia will face the King.
(A mix reaction of jeers and hushed surprise fills the air as King Kass grins)
Deadprez: We haven’t seen or heard from Jalyn Garcia in months, not since Territorial Invasion or soon after. But King Kass wants to clearly send one final message to O’Hara ahead of Pain For Pride, reminding him of his failures–
King Kass: And I do hope that you’re sitting there at ringside to witness this, Jamie. What I’ve done tonight will pale in comparison to the beating that poor boy is going to receive next week and there won’t be anyone else to blame but you. The man who pushed him into this world, the man who couldn’t even prepare him for it and the man who sent him on his death march that led him right to this terrible, awful fate. His life will never be the same after the trauma that’s inflicted on him and it won’t be me who destroyed his life, Jamie; he and everyone else will point the finger at you, the man who led us to this point. Your greatest failure in this business will no longer be hidden, it will be abhorrently clear that the value of being considered the ‘Ace’ of this company dies with you and your time has almost run out.
(“Monster” by Kanye West blares through the World 1 Theatre to a chorus of boos from the crowd. King Kass places her boot across the back of Jamie O’Hara’s skull, rolling his face right into the pool of blood once more. She raises the Answers World Championship with her left hand and raises the blood covered cast likewise almost as if it was a trophy of what she had done.)
Deadprez: Whether you believe it’s justified or not, whether she had any right to do what she has done tonight, King Kass has delivered an equal response to what transpired back in Cairo at Battle of Egypt. We’ve watched the career of Jamie O’Hara unfold over the years and the only time I can remember him being left in this state, this bloodied, hapless state, is when the 1% put him on the shelf for six months. And this time it wasn’t the work of a group of individuals, instead it was simply the Answers World Championship unleashing a torrent of physical abuse.
Gavin Kirkland: NO! NO! NO! I CAN ONLY COUNT THE AMOUNT OF WEEKS I HAVE LEFT WITH HIM AND THIS CAN’T BE IT. THIS CAN’T BE THE WAY JAMIE O’HARA FINISHES HIS CAREER HERE ON SHOWDOWN! SOMEONE GET SECURITY, SOMEONE CALL THE POLICE!
Eve: I have to agree with Deadprez, Gavin. Whether you agree with what has happened or not, whether you liked it or not, King Kass got her revenge for what would have been an incredibly embarrassing moment several weeks ago. Jamie O’Hara, just like he, didn’t see this coming. A brilliant match between O’Hara and Daniels might be overshadowed but it can’t be understated just how big of a victory in this absolute war for King Kass!
Deadprez: I’m sure next week’s main event of King Kass against the former student, the former New Breed Champion, the former member of Dynasty, Jalyn Garcia, is going to
But ladies and gentlemen that’s all we have for this week’s edition of Saturday Night Showdown! Next week is the Season 14 finale! One last stop, one last chance, one last opportunity to make a statement before we reach the stairway to immortality, Pain For Pride Fourteen! On behalf of Eve and a despondent Gavin Kirkland, I’m Deadprez, goodnight!
(King Kass rolls her boot off Jamie’s head and steps through the ropes. She turns back towards Jamie, a smile on her face admiring her handiwork with the Answers World Championship resting on her shoulder. After a moment, several referees and medicos rush past her towards the ring; on the jumbotron in the background they can be seen tending to a motionless Jamie O’Hara as the camera fades to black)
(EAW logo buzzes.)