( EAW intro plays…. )
( RECAP – A “Last Week: Steel Cage Showdown” graphic shines across the screen. The show opens with the first steel cage match between Lucas Knight and Aurora Monroe. Aurora Monroe makes a leap of faith to culminate their feud as the victor. Samael defeats Hoodlum and Jae Richards in convincing fashion. Abel Atami introduces Antonne Prudence, a manager that will guide him into success. Lila Vandran pins Mary S. Atlas in the Iconic Cup Block A. The Rogues Gallery learns of their inclusion in the 24/7 Battle Royale. Usagi Senshi beats Lexi in the Iconic Cup Block B. Lexi continues to flirt with Monaghan and tells him that she will find him a Pain For Pride challenger. Daryl Kinkade makes his in-ring return and defeats Olivia Tate in the matter of minutes. Daryl tells Charlie that he is back to prove his worth, which he wants to do by putting the EAW Hardcore Championship on the line at Pain For Pride. Charlie Marr accepts. In a battle of both men bending the rules, Adam Lucas low blows Amir Yusuf to qualify into the Cash In The Vault ladder match. Soothsayer Hamasa makes her first appearance back in EAW to be by the side of Theron Nikolas. Cameron Ella Ava and Veena Adams clash in the Steel Cage. Theron Nikolas interferes and screws Ava. Adams gets the victory. TLA and Impact sign on the dotted line. Hawk announces that next week, TLA will choose Impact’s opponent, and Impact you choose TLA’s. The final shot of the video is an intense staredown between both Pain For Pride champion and challenger. )
( “Brick Wall ” by A Day To Remember plays while it pans across the rowdy and raucous audience inside the Luanda Multisports Pavilion in Luanda, Angola. Blue and white fireworks illuminate the venue while “WE WRESTLE” chants blare in unison. The camera continues to pan throughout various sections of the diehard fans before it eventually focuses in on Eve, Deadprez, and Gavin Kirkland standing by ringside with microphones in their hand ready to report. )
Gavin Kirkland: WE WRESTLE!! YEAH!!
Deadprez: Ladies and gentlemen, we are live here in the Luanda Multisports Pavilion in Luanda, Angola as we bring to you another action packed episode of Saturday Night Showdown! We are under three weeks away from the fifteen annual Pain For Pride, and I couldn’t be more excited!
Eve: Tonight, we get one step closer towards the mecca of professional wrestling. Oliver Taylor goes against Samael. Abel Atami will face Hoodlum. Amir Yusuf is slated to face Katherine Helle. Candice Blair Ava and Usagi Senshi battle in Block B of the Iconic Cup. Ronan Malosi and Roberto De La Rosa clash for the last spot in the Cash In The Vault ladder match. Theron Nikolas makes his first in-ring appearance with Natasha Agnello by his side against ARIA. Monaghan will learn of his Pain For Pride opponent. For the first time in years, MarrKade reunites against the tag team champions, Off-Brand Amphetamines! Will they co-exist?
Gavin Kirkland: They probably won’t. But, let’s get this party started!
(The camera pans to the ring as we see Hurricane Hawk in the ring with Impact and TLA already there with him to start the show, there is security outside the ring to make sure that things do not get out of hand.)
Hurricane Hawk: We are TWENTY Days away from Pain for Pride! Where these two men will collide for the Answers World Championship in one of the Main Events! I am super excited to be a part of this, and next week is building to be one of the biggest and the last shows of the year as our final one will be a year in review and a Pain For Pride preview. Last week I made an announcement, that it was going to be PICK YOUR POISON for both of these Elitists in what could be for one, their last match on Showdown this season with the draft looming. With that said, Impact and TLA will puck each other’s opponents in a DOUBLE MAIN EVENT SHOWDOWN!
(TLA takes the mic first. He then looks across at Impact….)
TLA: Orale vato, so let’s see homes, this is Pick Your Poison and El Jefe has given me first dibs. You know Imp, I thought long and hard about this and see, your boy, El Mero Mero, the World Champion needed to make this very interesting, so as I thought about it more and more, I came to the conclusion that all these people out here needed a match that would make them say… Ah! So the ore I thought about it, I finna was looking looking for the right hombre or mujer here to see who would give you the best of challenges. The more I thought about it, the more I decided that I had the perfect, el perfecto Elitist for you to face.
(As the crowd cheers, TLA and Impact do not take their eyes off each other as he continues to speak…)
TLA: So, the more I thought about it, the more your boy was com se dice… oh yes inclined to pick the absolute best opponent to take you on and give the best match possible. Listen closely cabron, I know what I’m facing at Pain For Pride, you are one of the toughest pendejos in the game, buey. But that doesn’t mean that I am going to go soft on you or even overlook what you can do, homes. Yo soy el campeon por razón! I beat the best and I will continue to beat the absolute best and that includes you!
TLA: Yes, really. So, when Picking your Poison, it had to be like a culebra, and so I have Chosen….
(TLA pauses for a moment as the crowd cheers.)
TLA: …. None other than…..
Impact: Oh, will you name them already!
(A smirk comes across the face of TLA before he finally answers….)
TLA: None other than…. ADAM LUCAS!
(The crowd explodes in cheers, Hurricane Hawk looks over at TLA, quite impressed as Impact doesn’t look very thrilled about it, but he has beaten Lucas before, so confidence is not lacking at all after the decision…)
Hurricane Hawk: Adam Lucas it is! He will be the man you face next week Impact. Now that TLA has chosen, it is your turn.
(The crowd cheers as both Elitists glare at one another, and Impact takes the mic, looking right at TLA….)
Impact: Adam Lucas, huh? Okay sure, whatever, I’ll embarrass him again. This gimmicky crap doesn’t surprise me at all, considering Hurricane Hawk here is always looking for some sort of cash grab. Well, this is Pain for Pride and I have waited a very long time to finally get my shot at the Answers World Championship and end this drought where I finally become a TEN-TIME World Champion, but until Las Vegas, if you want me to entertain all this, then fine.
(Impact walks up to TLA….)
Impact: I mean, we could pick opponents that don’t measure up to us, pull one of these rookies to face you in a tune up match, I mean, I could, but why would I do that. Instead, I want you to have a challenge, an Elitist that will run you through the ringer right before Pain For Pride and give them the opportunity to really make an impression, because I am such a giving guy.
(The crowd boos hearing him say that. Impact laughs a little, as he continues to speak….)
Impact: So, the more I thought about it, the more I realized that you need to face someone that would push you to all kinds of limits. An Elitist who is no stranger to you or even me. I wanted to make sure that you were getting the very best, I had two options, but one is kind of tied up elsewhere, so since you think that throwing Adam Lucas in front of me so how about you face…..
(Impact gets right in the face of TLA….)
Impact: LIMMY MONAGHAN.
(The crowd erupts in cheers.)
Hurricane Hawk: Then it is settled! Next week in the double Main Event…. Impact versus Adam Lucas and TLA versus Limmy Monaghan in Pick Your Poison! Good luck to both of you and let’s tear the house down at Pain for Pride! Now…. No fighting, I have security here to make sure that doesn’t happen. Shake hands and let the best man win!
(TLA and Impact once again glare at one another before finally shaking hands, but both bring each other nose to nose as Impact smirks and TLA smiles….
Before it cuts to a commercial break.)
(SAMAEL DEFEATS OLIVER TAYLOR – Match Will Be Added Soon!)
(We cutto the back where Kyra Phillips is standing by with Amir Yusef. Amir gets a mixed reaction from the fans but doesn’t seem phased as Kyra waits on her cue, before lifting the microphone to speak.)
Kyra Phillips: Ladies and Gentlemen I have with me Amir Yusef.
(Again, his name is cheered and booed in equal amounts.)
Kyra Phillips: Amir, I must ask you, last week you lost to Adam Lucas in controversial circumstances, a defeat that cost you a place in the Cash in the Vault match at Pain for Pride. Has the result sunk in yet, and if so what are your thoughts?
Amir Yusef: My thoughts huh? That’s a good one.
Kyra Phillips: I try
Amir Yusef: I was being sarcastic.
Kyra Phillips: Oh…
Amir Yusef: But, as I’m a nice guy, the answer to your question is quite simple. Adam Lucas got me. BOTH of us have changed our mindset recently, so it would be hypocritical of me to talk about controversy when it could have quite easily gone the other way. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not happy about the defeat, but if I was going to lose to anyone, at least its Adam, who I still regard as a friend, perhaps my closest even now.
Kyra Phillips: So, your friendship survived, and you are still on speaking terms?
Amir Yusef: From my point of view, most definitely, you’d have to ask him if he thinks the same. Just because we don’t agree on something, doesn’t suddenly make us sworn enemies. We both have our parts to play, and we’ll play them. And I wish him the best of luck at Pain for Pride. Me, I more on to the next challenge, namely Katherine Halle, and learning from my mistakes.
Kyra Phillips: Mistakes? Does that mean you have realized the error of your ways like Adam suggested?
(Amir shakes his head vigorously.)
Amir Yusef: No, that isn’t the case at all. When you fall as far as I did, there are bound to be a few missteps on the way back to the top. I mean the mistakes I made during the match that allowed Adam to claim the victory. I assure you that you won’t see more of the same thing evening. Katherine is going to find out firsthand exactly what I mean. Her pain, my pleasure.
Kyra Phillips: So onwards and upwards.
Amir Yusef: That’s right. Adam is one of the very best, I never deviated from that opinion. But I’m not going to let that defeat deter me from making good on the goals I promised myself when I returned to EAW. That’s MY goals… for the benefit of ME.
Kyra Phillips: Getting back to where you were before?
Amir Yusef: That’s right, and then this time going even further. The New Breed Championship was just the beginning. It’s time for Amir Yusef to show the world who he truly is.
Kyra Phillips: And who are you?
Amir Yusef: Who I am Kyra is a part of a new era of Elitists that are not going to stand by and let these returning ‘legends’ take the spots we have earned. Imagine that, working my ass off for as long as I have and then seeing the pomp and circumstance these relics get on their return. Kyra, I am sick and tired of seeing this ‘veterans’ and ‘hacks’ taking the place of those far more worthy of the opportunities. And I WILL do something about it, that’s a promise. Because I tried to be the heart and soul of this company. I tried to do the right thing, says the right things but where did it get me. All I got was shit on by those I was supposed to be representing. Well, no more. I’m done with all of that, and if any of these ‘legends’ have anything to say, let’s see how many of them dare say it to my face. This isn’t the last decade, this is the here and now and this is my time, not theirs. Disagree, I’m right here. I have no issue with ‘debating’ it with any of you.
Kyra Phillips: But these ‘legends’ of which you speak, they built this place.
Amir Yusef: Indeed, they did, you have no disagreement from me there. And you know what, I’d love to shake each one of them by the hand for giving me a platform on which to perform, IF they weren’t still stinking up the place, long overdue on their sell by dates. I swear, the locker room stinks like old people, you can’t get away from it.
(He sneers, Kyra shaking her head.)
Amir Yusef: They had their time, and they made good on their careers. But the fact of the matter is this isn’t their time any longer. It’s mine. And I can assure you Kyra that before this season is through, I WILL have made my moment, whatever that may be. And who is brave enough to suggest I’m a liar.
Kyra Phillips: I’m sure you won’t be short of volunteers.
Amir Yusef: Good, because I welcome any of those wrinklies to drag their zimmer frames out to the ring and claim that I’m wrong. Let them state their case, I’ll even listen and give them five minutes to state their case. But when they have spoken, it will then be my turn. And they won’t like what I have to say, and they will like even less what I do. Kyra, let me make it clear, I’m done playing second fiddle, but especially to those that no longer have a place here, denying the chance for this company to evolve into something even greater. People may not see it my way, but that’s their problem not mine. And to reiterate what I told Adam, what they think… I simply don’t care.
Kyra Phillips: Before we wrap this up and I let you go prepare for your match; do you have anything else you would like to say?
Amir Yusef: Well, as a matter of fact yes. Those that think this is a phase… don’t. This is me, doing what I need to do. For me. Nothing more. Nothing less. The old Amir Yusef is dead, and is never coming back, so don’t waste your time believing it ever will. This is what I needed to do, to succeed, and succeed is exactly what I’m going to do. One way or another, I’m getting my Pain for Pride opportunity, my moment… and then you will ALL understand that I was right all along.
(As Amir walks off suddenly he comes face to face with Jack Ripley as the crowd erupts in cheers and Kyra Phillips looks shocked.)
Kyra Phillips: Jack Ripley?
Jack Ripley: You talk a lot, so let’s see you back it up. Looking to get on Pain For Pride and not be another number in a battle royal or meaningless match? I’ll see you there. You’re welcome kid.
(Jack Ripley walks off as the crowd starts to roar and Amir looks absolutely shocked, Kyra smiles as Amir just stands there trying to make of all that just happened as the scene to Gina Romano for the next match.)
(Fading back to ringside, we see Hoodlum already standing in the corner of the ring, with ‘I’m So Sick’ by Flyleaf playing in the background. Numerous seconds go by, before eventually his theme song fades out. The camera then pans to Gina Romano, who is stood in the center of the ring, holding an EAW-branded microphone.)
Gina Romano: The following contest… is scheduled for ONE FALL!
Crowd: ONE FALL!
Gina Romano: Introducing to my left… weighing in at 274 pounds… HOOOOOODLUMMMMM!!!
(‘9 5 . South’ by J. Cole floods through the arena speakers, as the crowd then begins to cheer. The camera pans across to the arena stage, as we read “Abel Atami” on the titantron. The curtains open, however, Abel would not step out right away. Antonne Prudence would walk onto the stage, wearing an Abel Atami-branded tracksuit, clapping his hands, a grin sported on his face. He turns around to the stage once again, before extending his arms in a presentation-like manner. Abel Atami would then walk out onto the stage, wearing matching colors with Prudence, and a white towel around his shoulders. The two would then begin to walk down the ramp.)
Gina Romano: Introducing his opponent… weighing in at 227 pounds, hailing from Upolu Samoa… ABEEEEEEL ATAMIIIIIIIIIII!!!
Eve: And here comes Abel Atami! In recent memory, this young Elitist has been on a mission to prove himself, and with the upcoming Free-Per-View being Pain For Pride, now is the perfect time. With a new face supporting him in his corner, he could absolutely ride a wave into the show of shows, starting here tonight, that would be hugely beneficial for his overall season-ending performance. He is mere weeks away from what could be his make or break moment, and starting right now – just by judging his facial expressions – it is NOT one he seeks to waste!
(Abel Atami would walk up the steel steps, before entering the ring and running to the ropes. Abel Atami would instantly pose, before grabbing his towel and throwing it against the top rope, before it falls down to the outside. He would stare across the ring at his opponent while removing his jacket, as his theme song begins to fade out. He slows down in his corner, as he waits for the bell to ring…)
(DING! DING! DING!)
Eve: And we are underway-
Gavin Kirkland: OHHHHH SHIIIIIT, THE SAMOAN MAMBA GOING CRRRAZY!
Deadprez: You’re not wrong in the slightest, Gavin – nickname aside – as Abel Atami just sprinted forward and hit a bicycle kick so devastating, Hoodlum fell over the top rope! He crashes to the outside, and Antonne Prudence steps back with a grin on his face! He’s not engaging in combat, but he’s certainly encouraging Abel to do so! Abel slides underneath the bottom rope, and now starts an assault!
Eve: Abel begins to stomp on Hoodlum’s upper body, as he’s leaned against the steel steps! Abel is dead set on gaining a victory this week, and he’s going to do so at Hoodlum’s expense! Abel picks up his opponent, before slamming their head directly into the ring mat! Hoodlum is definitely going to come down with a bad case of the spins, as there’s no doubt he has a headache and his eyes are seeing double! He didn’t even get to protect himself, Abel just slammed his head down on the corner of the apron, before throwing him straight into the ring! Abel is wrestling a brawling style here tonight!
Gavin Kirkland: He certainly is, Evie Stevie! Abel grabs Hoodlum by the hair, and after lifting him up onto his two feet, he slams him directly into the turnbuckles! Face first, too! Abel is making sure this man comes down with vertigo following this match, as he’s now connecting with some devastating jabs in the corner! Abel Atami is weighing this man down, as heavily as he can, and making sure that he doesn’t come in with any early strikes in retaliation! He’s getting him stunned, just so he can gain early control here tonight! Abel grabs Hoodlum by the chin, before walking away from the corner…
Deadprez: Abel Atami connects with a snapmare, flipping his opponent here tonight into a seated position, before he then runs to the opposite side of the ring and hits the ropes… BAM! A penalty kick directly into Hoodlum’s head, knocking him straight down into the ring mat! Abel has been doing fantastic this week, and now he’s looking to close it here with a very dominant victory over his fellow EAW upstart! Mere weeks away from Pain For Pride, Abel Atami could secure some momentum in his bag, allowing himself to gain some eyes on him before the big Free-Per-View!
Eve: Exactly the case, Deadprez – if Abel Atami gets a completely dominant victory heading into the show of all shows in Sin City, there is going to be guaranteed eyes on him as long as he keeps it up! And as far as I’m concerned, I wouldn’t be surprised if Abel did keep it up! It’s clearly paying off here tonight, and he’s going to make this even more evident! Abel Atami grabs Hoodlum by the chin, lifting him up off the white ring mat, and faces the both of them toward the ring ropes!” Abel Atami sprints, and leaps onto the middle rope, as fast as he can go!
Gavin Kirkland: Springboard Roundhouse Kick to Hoodlum’s upper head, knocking him down to the ground knees-first, in just a matter of seconds! Abel completely spun him around with that kick, and now Hoodlum is near enough unconscious! He’s slumped over in the center of the ring, a few tiny droplets of blood staining the white mat! That kick perhaps dug a tooth into his gums, and cut him open! Abel Atami notices this, though, and now he’s not going to let it go!
Deadprez: Oh he certainly isn’t, Gavin, as he bends down and grabs Hoodlum by the hair yet again, before slowly pulling him back off the ground! Hoodlum’s eyes have completely rolled into the back of his head, undoubtedly unconscious here, but Abel isn’t content with the result just yet! He could pin him and he may as well be out, but Abel wants to make sure that there’s no doubting that he is the superior Elitist here tonight! Abel hits a jab to Hoodlum’s chest, before sprinting to the ropes… AND HITTING A SECOND SPRINGBOARD KICK STRAIGHT TO THE JAW! HOODLUM IS OUT!
Gavin Kirkland: He hit that man with the DayQuil before knocking him out with the NyQuil, and now he’s about to end the match completely! Hoodlum was completely knocked out by those kicks, but even then, Abel Atami isn’t going to let that be the finale of the match! He’s making sure those nails are completely hammered into the coffin, rather than simply hoping for the best! Part of me wants him to take the risk, but the other side of me respects the awareness, and persistence in making sure that it doesn’t screw him over!
Eve: I agree, Gavin – Abel making sure that Hoodlum remains down on the ground for the three count is the best thing that he can do here! He is very evidently searching for that dominant victory, making sure that people don’t underestimate him any more, and he’s going to make sure that it’s 100% happening. You both said that he could’ve pinned Hoodlum and got this over with, but he definitely does not want to. He doesn’t want to pin him and risk a kick out, he wants this to be over and done with in a matter of seconds! And that couldn’t be any more evident, as he leaps onto the middle rope once more…
Deadprez: SPRINGBOARD KICK, FOR A THIRD TIME IN A ROW! Hoodlum falls directly onto his knees, before Abel grabs him from behind!
Gavin Kirkland: Abel spins him around, before placing him in between his legs! He lifts him off his knees, before placing him in the Gotch-Style position! He’s about to end this match right now… AS HE LEAPS, AND SITS OUT WITH THE PILEDRIVER! ‘PENTAGRAM’S WRATH’!!! THE GOTCH-STYLE PILEDRIVER CONNECTS, AND HOODLUM IS OUT OF IT! HE SHOOTS THE HALF, AND MAKES THE COVER! !!
(DING! DING! DING!)
(‘9 5 . South’ by J. Cole hits the speakers, as the EAW audience lets out a cheer. Abel Atami is seen rolling away from Hoodlum, barely having broke a sweat, as the referee grabs his wrist and raises his arm, all the while he returns to a standing position. Antonne Prudence, standing on the outside, is heard clapping before he walks up the steel steps, and enters the ring. He pats the referee on his shoulder, before lightly shoving him away. He grabs Abel by his wrist, and raises it up high.)
Eve: What a win for Abel Atami here tonight! He didn’t let Hoodlum get a second to breathe, and he came in clutch with a hugely dominant victory over his fellow rookie. As mentioned earlier, we are mere weeks away from Pain For Pride, and here is Abel picking up victories in such a dominant fashion. There’s no doubt that he’s someone to pay attention to heading into that event.
Gavin Kirkland: Absolutely! He may have not got the victory at Grand Rampage, but he’s accomplishing exactly what he wanted – to make a name for himself. It’s impossible to deny that he’s doing exactly that, as he racks up an amazing victory! Great show of speed, strength, and smarts!
Deadprez: No matter what his match is at Pain For Pride, it’d be impossible to deny that he’s one of, if not the favorite to win the match as long as he continues down this path. In just a few short weeks we may see the best version of Abel Atami we have ever seen, and it’s only up from there!
(Abel Atami and Prudence celebrate in the center of the ring, before the duo turns to the apron. They exit the ring, as Antonne helps his client exit, before they start to walk up the ramp. They turn back to face the ring, and Abel raises his arms. For just a few short seconds, the camera lingers on him, before fading out into darkness to an ad for Showdown next Week and a Double Main Event!.)
(As we fade back, ‘ULTRAnumb’ BY Blue Stahli hits over the speaker system, the fans jumping to their feet, recognizing who is about to make an appearance. As Cameron Ella Ava appears at the top of the ramp, the crowd steps up a notch, Cameron applauding and thanking them for their reaction. With a spin which shows of her attire, she then walks down the ramp, interacting with the fans as she does.
Deadprez: No doubt this lady is as popular as ever but looks like she has something on her mind.
Eve: I think I can guess… it must be something to do with last week and her loss last week, but more in particular the circumstances.
Gavin Kirkland: Or she’s just another airtime hog?
Deadprez: I don’t think we could ever say that about a legend like Cameron
Gavin Kirkland: You, maybe not. Me, I say what the heck I want.
Eve: And don’t we know it?
(Cameron reaches the ring and climbs the steps, looking out over the crowd. She then turns and bends through the strands which gets another roar of approval, before then taking a microphone and standing in the center of the ring. Her music dies down, and she calls for quiet which she almost instantly gets such is the respect for her.)
Cameron Ella Ava: You know what guys; I’m going to just come out and say it. The first half of season fifteen was great. I won a lot of matches and positioned myself for opportunities. Management, the fans… I had the backing I needed for this season to be an outright success. But it hasn’t turned out that way. The second half, the business ends as we head into Pain for Pride, it’s been one missed chance after another. After walking so hard to be right there ready to take advantage, I’ve failed to make the most of the opportunities. And that kinda hurts.
(Boos ring out as the fans obviously don’t agree with her.)
Deadprez: These fans trying to convince her that she’s wrong.
Gavin Kirkland: Yeah, but is she wrong?
Eve: Not now Gavin.
Gavin Kirkland: What don’t we like the truth around here?
Cameron Ella Ava: And you know, I’m sick of it, really, I am. I’m Cameron Ella Ava, a member of one of the most famous, most prestigious wrestling families in the world. I’m not going to sit by and let this season end in a whimper. Anyone that knows me, knows that simply isn’t my way. I’m not going to let there be any more distractions. And talking of distractions, I feel that I need to address something else that has troubled me of late, perhaps even more than the missed opportunities. Of course, I’m talking of Theron Nikolas getting involved in my match last week and distracting me enough for me to be on the end of an embarrassing loss. Yes, I allowed myself to be distracted, so that’s on me. But why Theron? Why were you even there in the first place?
(She stalks the ring obviously troubled by what had transpired and rightfully so.)
Cameron Ella Ava: Theron, I know you are listening in the back, so pull up a chair. You had no purpose being in that match, you had no right to come to the ring. You can be an asshole, who can’t… I get that. But no matter what, I have always supported your cause Theron, and always had your back. I needed answers, so I went over it time and time again. I watched the match back, took in your mannerisms to understand. And after a while, I could only come to one conclusion. There IS only one conclusion why you would treat me like this, with so much disrespect.
(She pauses, although she knew the answer, or at least she was certain, it didn’t make it any easier to take.)
Cameron Ella Ava: All of THIS, is quite simple because I had the ‘audacity’ to be at the Battle of Egypt in support of TLA. Your reaction, your action is nothing more than petty jealousy, simple as that. I have the answer, don’t I Theron, and yet still… I don’t get it. Theron, because I know you so well, I feel like I can be straight. I thought better of you. But this, it’s just pathetic. So, Theron, I’m going to ask you once. Come on out here and if it’s not jealousy that led you to screw me over… TELL ME WHY!!!
(The tension in the arena starts to build as Cameron leans on the top rope, her eyes narrowed and staring up the ramp.)
Cameron Ella Ava: If you truly respect me Theron, you’ll get out here and explain why.
(‘Your turn’ by Memphis May Fire kicks in, and Cameron nods her head, happy that he is going to come out and face her. The music is met with boos no doubt, but when Natasha Agnello, walks down the ramp, the boos intensify still further.)
Deadprez: Theron staying in the back it seems… his representation is coming to give Cameron answers… or at least I hope so for Natasha’s sake.
(Natasha steps into the ring, Cameron taking a couple of steps back to respectfully give her room. Cameron holds out her microphone, but Natasha shakes her head and steps forwards, almost in Cameron’s face.)
Eve: Now that is something that you do not want to be doing.
Gavin Kirkland: I’d hazard a guess that she simply doesn’t care.
(Natasha then smirks, and lifts her arm, pointing directly at the Pain for Pride sign, the fans erupting.)
Gavin Kirkland: Does that mean…
Deadprez: I’m no detective, but I think Cameron just got her answer. Is it true though… does Theron Nikolas want Cameron Ella Ava at Pain for Pride?
(Natasha chuckles to herself and pins on her heels, exiting the ring, Cameron watching as she does, her face reddening with anger.)
Deadprez: I’m sure we are going to hear more on this, but I think Cameron has her answer. Theron Nikolas wants her on the grandest of stages. What a match that would be.
Gavin Kirkland: It’s like I always say… don’t ask the questions if you don’t like the answers.
Eve: I’ve a feeling this one won’t go away.
(The camera pans to Natasha who backs up the rampway, Cameron never taking her eyes away from her. Natasha simply smiles and waves before leaving through the curtain as it cuts to an ad for a great Optometrist recommended by Dr. Bethany Blue.)
(As the show fades back, ‘A Stranger I Remain’ by Metal Gear Rising plays through the speakers of the Luanda Multisports Pavilion, as the loud and upbeat track gets the crowd on their toes. His titantron plays before he does, as Amir comes in about ten seconds from the start of the music, and poses in synchronisation with each beat that plays. After a few beats, he focuses and walks down the entrance ramp with nothing but eyes that scream determination and pain. His silver-black gear adds this aura of intimidation, as he enters the ring and waits for his opponent’s music to hit.)
Eve: AND HERE COMES THE IRREPLACEABLE, Amir Yusuf! He’s shown nothing but excellence in this season, and I’m sure he’s looking to keep a fast and steady pace of success heading into Pain for Pride. The Rookie of the Year has shown why he’s been given that title!
Gavin Kirkland: You know I’m going to root for the woman, right?
Deadprez: We know, we know. Just keep your dick in your pants and don’t start slinging your 2 inch millimeter defeater all over the place. Nobody wants to see a saggy sea lion on live television, Gavin.
Gavin Kirkland: Fuck you, man.
Eve: Lol. He has a point, you know.
(‘A Stranger I Remain’ fades out, as it is immediately replaced by ‘You’re Not Here’ by Akira Yamaoka. Katherine comes out of the gate directly, as opposed to Amir taking a few seconds to step out of the titantron. A fierce look forms on her face, clearly bottling in some anger and pain which she aims to unleash on her opponent. Some of this anger is let out in the form of a primal scream, which she stomps her foot on the ground to emphasise the impact of which. Once she’s finished, Katherine moves down on the entrance ramp and shows no fear amidst her match with one of Showdown’s best and brightest.)
Gavin Kirkland: I like her boobies. They’re poking out like two shotguns ready to give me all that milk!
Eve: (off-mic) Why do I have to be on the same commentary team with this motherfucker-
Deadprez: That’s the name of the game, Eve. Anyways, Katherine has been radio silent and it’s going to be fun to see whether or not she’s gotten in Amir Yusuf’s head that way.
Gavin Kirkland: She can get in my head, alright. She can get me into any position, alright. I love women, especially women with boobies like that.
(DING! DING! DING!)
Eve: Well, this is going to be quite the contrast of styles. Katherine might have a bit of a strength edge, but Amir has shown to be quicker, more experienced and a lot more refined in the big stage of EAW Showdown. Now it’s certainly time for both of these two to clash, as Amir and Katherine want to go for a test of strength! They lock hands, and Amir and Katherine are moving back and forth, both of them seeming to be equal in strength early on. Amir, however, seems to be toying with her, as Katherine uses the few seconds of a slip-up to push him into the corner turnbuckle. The referee counts to five as Katherine rubs her forearm into his face!
Deadprez: And Katherine lets go! She knows that holding it far too long would be way too fucking risky, and she wants to win this match, but not at the risk of a DQ. Amir pushes her off his face, and raises his hands in the air, signalling her to step back a little bit. The referee directs Katherine to the other corner, as they clash in a Collar Elbow Tieup- BUT NO! Amir ducks down and avoids the grapple, going for a waistlock and shoving her facefirst on the SAME turnbuckle! Katherine wasn’t able to block that, and it’s costing her! Amir sees her staggering in the corner, and he runs into her for a forearm smash! She’s not getting any breathing room, whatsoever. Amir is just stomping on her, starting with the gut and pushing her down into a sitting position!
Gavin Kirkland: Oh, how I wish I could get her into a sitting position and pleasure myself with her mouth, I like big titty goth bitches, as the kids nowadays call it. Amir shouldn’t be doing that to my one out of all the women in the locker room, whatever is the number— girlfriends, because I am the hottest commentator in all of EAW history and I’ve slept with so many of them, ahh…
(Eve gives Gavin a pretty mean stare, and subtly points at the ongoing action in the match.)
Gavin Kirkland: Oh, yeah— there’s a match going on. Amir is just pressing on her with his boot, her jaw literally bending at the mere force Yusuf is applying! It’s clear that the referee is not biassed, much like I am, and giving Amir the same exact count he gave Katherine earlier! He begins the count!
Eve: AND AMIR LETS GO! He’s screaming at the referee right now, holding up a five sign and pointing at Katherine! Amir, however, knows what is legal and what isn’t. He walks over to Katherine and gets her into a leaning position on the ropes, and lands several hard knife-edge chops! Damn, that must hurt! Amir is going for his tenth, and it connects! Several hard chops are just pounding on the chest of Katherine Helle, and the crowd is booing with every chop! He stops, and whips Katherine into the opposite turnbuckle- BUT NO!
Gavin Kirkland: Mommy finally gets some offense, lets go, mommy. She reverses the Irish Whip and in turn, whips Yusuf into the same turnbuckle he aimed for earlier! Amir staggers back at the reversal, and it gives Katherine an opportunity to go for a BIG BOOT in the corner! Wish she can do that to me, mommy-
Deadprez: Man, I should just smack you up right now. I’d beat you up in the same way Katherine Helle is just showing her strength right now! She turns him to the side and as Amir is falling in a bent position, Katherine deadlifts him and uses her body as a lever for a DEADLIFT SUPLEX! But Amir flips and lands on his feet, and it just stunned Katherine for a quick minute. Amir sees the exact moment to strike, and hits her with a Step-Up Enzuigiri! Jesus, that might’ve just made her go night-night! He sees a moment where she’s staggered on the ropes, and Amir lifts his leg up for a HELLUVA KICK! IT’S OVER! HE JUST MADE HER GO TO THE SHHHHAAAADDDDOOOOWWW REALM!
Gavin Kirkland: NO, MOMMY! GET UP PLEASE! The kids need you at home, and so do I. I hate you, Amir. I hope you get run over and die, you fucking cunt. That’s my wife right there, and she gets up! That’s my girlfriend, woo! Amir, you just messed up right now, and this is going to be your absolute ‘Helle’, heh. Get it, Eve? Helle; ‘Hell’?
Eve: Alright, shut up. Stop trying to be funny, please. Leave that to Abel Atami to make everyone laugh with- my bad, I lost my temper with you. Katherine is stuck in a loop of pain, but she’s still trying to keep fighting and keep pushing through! Katherine is patiently walking to the centre of it all, but Amir is just fighting with pure aggression! Blows and blows are just raining down on her, but Katherine shoves him into the ropes, and kicks him right in the gut! Amir is stunned, and Katherine lifts him up and slams his groin area down on her knee for an inverted Atomic Drop! Amir holds his groin in pain, and Katherine sees this as an opportunity to go for a Big Boot-
Gavin Kirkland: THAT’S MOMMY POWER RIGHT THERE! SHE’S SUPER HOT, LOOK AT THOSE BADONKERS! WOOOOOOO! TIE ME UP! Mommy— I mean Katherine, runs at Amir for a Big Boot, but she’s met with a devastating SUPERKICK! Damn you, Amir. Why do you have to fuck up all the fun, eh?
Deadprez: And here comes Amir, he’s just waiting it out and hoping for his plan to come into fruition. It seems like Katherine is still standing, and yet she’s dazed, confused and shit, she’s everything in between. Katherine comes closer, and Amir kicks her right in the belly! She’s being spun 180 degrees, and bent like a goddamn limbo game, as Amir goes for the WHEN REALITY HITS! IT CONNECTS! REALITY REALLY HIT KATHERINE AND DAMN, IT’S A PAINFUL ONE. Amir goes for the cover to end the match right here!
(DING! DING! DING!)
Deadprez: AND HE GETS IT! HE JUST PICKED UP A MUCH NEEDED WIN! Amir’s momentum is safe as we head closer to the end of the season, and as we culminate everything at Pain for Pride on June 24th, live on FPV.
Gavin Kirkland: OOP- that’s just not very good. I hate you, Amir. I want to kill you right now. Just wait until I get my hands on you, you goddamn idiot-
Eve: Oh well, it’s how it is in EAW, Gavin. The hungrier person wins, and although Katherine tried her best, it wasn’t enough to match Amir’s determination to successfully pick up the win. Nonetheless, hopefully the future looks bright for her after this crushing loss.
(Amir celebrates in the center of the ring, as Katherine rolls out and heads backstage, holding her neck in pain.)
(Lexi is stalking the corridors, looking for the now love of her life Limmy Monaghan. Whether he’ll still have that status by the end of the show, who knows? But right now, he is indeed the lucky guy.)
Lexi: OK, so we didn’t get Ice Cream, but he seemed happy. I mean, why shouldn’t he be happy, look at me. He’s a lucky guy. But I gotta play it cool, and not come across too needy. He won’t like that. Or maybe he will? Oh, love is so complicated.
(She pauses for a moment, imaging Limmy stood in front of her.)
Lexi: So, did you like that? No, No… too in his face. Gotta be more subtle. How did you like my tongue down… NO LEXI!!! Come on, there must be a way to approach it.
(She brings her hand up, holding her chin thoughtfully.)
Lexi: So… about that kiss.
Lexi: Yes, that’s it. Perfect. Now I just got to find the guy. I can’t wait to see him again.
(She starts walking down the corridor, basically ignoring anyone who even tries to talk to her. Eventually she reaches the end, and turns around the corner, bumping straight into Veena Adams.)
Veena Adams: Will you watch where you are going? I’m walking here.
Lexi: Err, like… I’m sorry. I was concentrating. I’m looking for Limmy have you seen him?
Veena Adams: No, I haven’t seen your dreamboat.
Lexi: Isn’t he just the cutest. I could eat him all up in one go. To hell with the carbs.
(Veena’s mood changes, after all she is still happy after her victory last week. She looks at her wristwatch and decides that she has time for a little fun.)
Veena Adams: Well, I don’t get what you see in him, I doubt that he’s even a real man.
Lexi: He’s ALL man thank you very much.
Veena Adams: Oh, that’s cute, and I guess you’re all woman as well?
Lexi: Of course.
(Veena shakes her head dismissively.)
Veena Adams: Lexi, can I ask you a question? In fact, scrub the niceties, I’ll ask you anyways. Do you understand just how pathetic you look right now?
(Lexi scowls, not enjoying Veena’s quick change in attitude.)
Lexi: I do not. What’s wrong with trying to be your best for your man?
Veena Adams: This is your BEST. Oh my, you are even more deluded than I thought you were. Do you know how stupid you looked when you wrestled on the Cruise Ship? Ratings went down fifty percent, people turned off and watched Dancing with the Stars…
Lexi: I LOVE that program, perhaps me and Limmy can go on it
Veena Adams: Lexi, I’m going to level with you babe. Right now you are seen as nothing more than the locker room joke.
(Lexi now starts to get annoyed, and her demeanor visibly changes.)
Lexi: I am NOT!!!
Veena Adams: I’m only trying to help you
Lexi: No, you’re not. You’re making fun of me, and you should ask everyone I’ve faced, NO ONE makes fun of me.
Veena Adams: That’s quaint… do you know who I am?
Lexi: Well, durr… of course I do. And that’s why I can’t wait for the chance to shut you up.
Veena Adams: Be that as it may, do you have the time? Seeing as you seem to spend most of your time chasing every man out of the Showdown locker room.
Lexi: That’s a lie.
Veena Adams: It is?
Lexi: Yes, and I’ll show you. Limmy loves me, and the minute I find him…
Veena Adams: That’s my point little girl. Limmy hasn’t been seen all day
Veena Adams: Your sweetheart couldn’t even bring himself to show he’s that sick of you.
(Lexi starts to get angry now, and she let’s her emotions show. Veena wasn’t letting her off the hook now though.)
Veena Adams: And what about Adam Lucas. You couldn’t even pick up someone like him when you decided to scrape the barrel.
Lexi: He’s with Bethany…
Veena Adams: Yeah, he is… but probably only so he doesn’t have to deal with you. Dude would rather get hitched than spend any time with you. Doesn’t that tell you something?
(Lexi stamps her foot, clearly annoyed, and Veena knows it.)
Veena Adams: There isn’t a man alive that would want to be with you Lexi, and it’s about time you came to terms with that. Maybe you’d have more luck if you tried the same sex?
(Lexi turns to storm away, obviously having had enough, but then suddenly she lunges at Veena who sees it coming and ducks, Lexi hitting ARIA square in the face who was just walking round the corner and on the way towards the ring. For a moment ARIA is stunned, Lexi holding up her hands.)
Lexi: I’M SORRY!!
(But ARIA isn’t in the mood for apologies, and she smashes Lexi in the face sending her backwards, and then gives Veena Adams a shove for good measure. Veena looks down at her chest, and then at ARIA.)
Veena Adams: Oh no you didn’t?
(Veena then explodes with a right hand, knocking ARIA back into the wall, as Lexi jumps onto Veena’s back, refusing to let go. Veena though flips her over, Lexi landing on the concrete and about to be jumped on, when ARIA tackles Veena to the floor, landing rights and lefts as Veena tries to cover up. Lexi then dives on, the three of them rolling around on the floor trying to get their hits in, until finally officials run down the corridor and each grabs one of the girls, dragging them away.)
Veena Adams: You’ll both pay for this.
ARIA: Yeah, well you know where I am Veena.
Lexi: BUT AS ANYONE SEEN LIMMY??
(Veena scoffs as she shrugs off the official and heads off. ARIA shakes her head at Lexi, before heading in the direction of the Gorilla Position. Lexi stands there for a moment, watching them go before holding out her hands.)
(The scene shifts to the ring and Gina Romano for the next match.)
Gina Romano: The following contest is scheduled for…
Crowd: ONE FALLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Gina Romano: And it is an Iconic Cup Block B match!!!
(“Diva” by Beyoncé hits to cheers from the crowd.)
Gina Romano: Introducing first from San Francisco, California weighing in at 126 pounds she is “The Main Character” CANDICCCCCCCCCEEEE BLAIR AVAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!
(Candice Blair Ava makes her way out to the ring to explosive cheers from the crowd as she high fives all her fans on the way to the ring.)
Deadprez: Candice Blair Ava looking supremely confident here tonight. She has a tough task ahead of her but I can respect the determination.
Gavin Kirkland: I can respect that she is blond.
Eve: Usagi Senshi intends to wipe that confidence off her face here tonight. Candice may think she has this match in the bag but Usagi is fighting for something very real.
( “A Cruel Angel’s Thesis” – Yoko Takahashi hits!!!)
Gina Romano: And her opponent from Fukuoka, Japan weighing in at 130 pounds she is “The Cryptic Ace” UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUSAGI SENSHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII!!!!!!!!!!!
(Usagi Senshi makes her way out to the ring filled with determination. The crowd cheers her on as there is now a split reaction between both competitors. Dueling chants begin as the entire crowd turns on each other each side filled with hate for the other depending on which wrestler they like more.)
Eve: I stan Usagi. She might not win this tournament but that isn’t going to stop her from trying her best. Usagi 5ever <3
Gavin Kirkland: I see she is not blond so I guess I will have to root for Candice.
Deadprez: Usagi Senshi a future legend here in EAW. It doesn’t matter if she wins the tournament or not her efforts in it have won over all of our hearts.
(DING! DING! DING!)
Deadprez: We are underway as Usagi Senshi immediately charges across the ring firing away at Candice Blair Ava battering the shit out of her real aggressively. They are right in the center of the ring battling it out until Usagi whips Candice across the ring. No! Candice counters whipping Usagi back into the corner of the ring. But Usagi runs up the turnbuckle and leaps off the top rope backwards. MOONSAULT BACK INTO THE RING CONNECTS!!!!-
Gavin Kirkland: NO! Candice Blair Ava grabs Usagi Senshi in midair by the leg whirling her around and driving her to the mat neck first. Usagi came into this match extremely aggressively looking to make a statement. She is fighting for pride here and that may have cost her as Candice bided her time until she made a costly high risk mistake. Now her neck may be severely damaged and look at the smile on Candice’s face. She knows that she done did good. Candice intends to dominate this entire match and no matter how determined Usagi is to fight as hard as she can despite her position in this tournament she intends to counter all of that.
Eve: Candice Blair Ava grabs onto the head of Usagi Senshi and pulls her into the middle of the ring. Snap DDT connects! Candice driving Usagi down head first to the mat with force! Candice now with the graceful cover as she slides atop Usagi.
Deadprez: Usagi Senshi with the will to fight on as she manages to kick out! Usagi may not win this tournament but she will not go down without one hell of a fight! Usagi in the fight as Candice Blair Ava looks to take that fight away from her by applying a Sleeper Hold. Usagi kicking and squirming trying to get out of this before she goes to sleep permanently. Usagi showing some of that fire that she been known for as she manages to get back up to her feet. Usagi hammering away at Candice with shoot kicks to the legs and headbutts to the face ultimately turning around and breaking free of the Sleeper Hold. Usagi with the headbutt knocking Candice off the ropes. Candice bounces off of them up towards Usagi who catches her and pulls her up. EMERALD FLOSION CONNECTS!!! USAGI FALLS ATOP CANDICE TO GET THAT COVER IN REAL QUICK!!!
Gavin Kirkland: But Candice Blair Ava kicks out with force! Usagi Senshi busting out that Emerald Flosion you know she be going old school busting out them ancient Japanese techniques that Candice has never even heard of. Usagi is the first to recover back up to her feet. But Candice grabs her leg from the mat! Candice tugs hard trying to pull Usagi down as Usagi falls head first into the corner hitting her head on the bottom turnbuckle. An intelligent move from Candice who started this match showing off but has proven herself to be resourceful and vicious when necessary. Of course we should expect that from her.
Eve: Candice Blair Ava wraps herself around the leg of Usagi Senshi as she is going for a Figure 4 Leglock. But Usagi kicks her lower back throwing her away before she can get the Figure 4 applied! Candice backs off the ropes as Usagi gets back up… but Candice connects with a Running Enzuigiri!!! No! Usagi dodges it as Candice crashes and burns. Hard shoot kicks to the chest from Usagi and a Buzzsaw Kick for good measure knocking Candice the hell out! Candice collapses to the mat face first as Usagi comes off the ropes with a Running Knee Drop as she rolls through showing off that athleticism while also getting that practical damage in on the opponent.
Deadprez: Usagi Senshi grabs Candice Blair Ava and pulls her up into the air! Usagi going for a Sit-Down Powerbomb! No! Candice flips over her back from behind rolling her up into a Sunset Flip! Candice looking to steal this thing here tonight!
Gavin Kirkland: Nah nah nah! The kickout from Usagi Senshi who stays alive! Usagi not letting Candice Blair Ava steal this match from her! Usagi rolls right back on up to her feet and meets Candice in the center of the ring as they begin to exchange shots. CANDICE! USAGI! CANDICE! USAGI! CANDICE! USAGI! CANDICE! USAGI! USAGI! USAGI! USAGI! USAGI!
Eve: All hell has broken loose as these women are straight out brawling in the ring! They are throwing everything they got into these punches and it looks like Usagi has taken control and is rocking Candice something fierce! But Candice now fighting back! No! Usagi counters that! Usagi with one hell of a haymaker sending Candice flying up over the top rope to the outside! Usagi not even going to take a moment in the ring to showboat! This is about pride! This is about hustle! Usagi shoves the referee out of the way and goes after Candice outside the ring! She grabs Candice by the hair and bashes her face repeatedly into the ring steps ! Usagi is wylin’!
Deadprez: Usagi Senshi throws Candice Blair Ava back first into the announce table before throwing her up onto the apron! Usagi up on the top rope now! Usagi off the top with a Double Diving Foot Stomp right to the chest of Candice! Prolly popped a titty implant with that one! But now Usagi rolling Candice back on up into the ring to go for the cover! This is it! OMG! Candice being blown the fuck out here tonight and Usagi has this thing won most definitely! The cover!!!
Gavin Kirkland: NO! SOMEHOW CANDICE BLAIR AVA KICKS OUT! USAGI SENSHI IS SHOOK! Usagi pulls Candice back up and bashes her head repeatedly into the turnbuckle! Usagi whips Candice across the ring and charges in!!! LARIATOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Eve: NO! CANDICE BLAIR AVA MOVES OUT THE WAY!!! USAGI SENSHI CHARGES IN WILDLY SLAMMING INTO THE CORNER!!! SHE TURNS AROUND!!!!
Deadprez: Candice Blair Ava rolls up Usagi Senshi with a Small Package!
(DING! DING! DING!)
Gina Romano: Here is your winner… CANDICE BLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAIIIIIIIIRRRRRRRRR AVA!!!!!!!!!!!
( “Diva” by Beyoncé hits as Candice Blair Ava has her arm raised in victory.)
Deadprez: GOOD LAWD SHE DID IT! CANDICE WINS THIS TOURNAMENT MATCH!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: I sure hope that Usagi is OK. I should go in the ring to check on her honestly.
Eve: No. That is what the chains are for remember.
Gavin Kirkland: How could I forget.
Deadprez: Usagi Senshi slowly getting back up so she is probably alright. She is pissed though! OH SHIT CANDICE LOOK OUT BEHIND YOU!!!
(Candice Blair Ava slowly turns arou-)
Deadprez: But Usagi Senshi just has her hand extended! Candice Blair Ava accepts the handshake! What incredible sportswomanship we are seeing here tonight! You gotta love it!
Gavin Kirkland: Damn I was hoping she would be salty about losing and lose her shit.
Eve: Well Usagi Senshi has more class than that. She really has nothing to be ashamed of after tonight and this tournament as a whole she has done her best and really brought many more eyes towards her work than were on her before. The future is bright here in EAW!!!
(The camera cuts to a commercial which is starting to morb.)
(As the camera pans to the back, it shows Lucas Knight hurt from last week, standing, holding a cane while Pandora Paisley and Jonny Airhart stand with him in their street clothes.)
Lucas Knight: Things have not gone as planned. Aurora Monroe should have been beaten last week. You two should be tag team champions, not those two wankers in Stane and Redwood and to see that the Ice Aces are getting another shot is sickening! Now I am hurt, will probably miss Pain for Pride, but that doesn’t mean either one of you have to. I though have a few questions that need to be answered and I am going to start with you, Jonny.
Jonny Airhart: What’s up, boss?
Lucas Knight: Do you respect me?
Jonny Airhart: Of course, I do, why do you ask.
Lucas Knight: I just want to make sure, because you see, when I look at the Rogues Gallery, I see talent, I see ambition, I do not see unity. There is a lot more that could have happened with us this season and truth be told, who knows what will happen on Draft Day, we may not end up being together, I don’t know. So, for me, it is very important that we have a mutual understanding and finish strong, show the EAW that we are not some joke.
(Pandora though rolls her eyes and looks away….)
Lucas Knight: Is there a problem, love? Because the way I see it, ever since you took a little punishment for your failures, you have been a real pain in the arse and have even entertained this whole thing with ARIA. Far as I am concerned, you have not been a very good teammate.
(The Hellcat sighs, turning back to face Lucas Knight….)
Pandora Paisley: Good mates don’t beat them up for learning on the job. I do everything for you Lucas, I know I have screwed up, embarrassed you, done some pretty shitty things, including matches I should have won and public intoxication. You have seen me at the best and worst, I get it but that doesn’t give you the right to assault me! I don’t know what the bloody hell I did to deserve that, but if you want to question me? Maybe you should question yourself!
(Lucas Knight sighs and walks up to her with the help of his cane..)
Lucas Knight: Enough of this shit, who’s side are you on, love!?
Pandora Paisley: You know exactly who’s side I am on. So next week, book Serotonin against anyone, I don’t care! And I will show YOU and Jonny exactly who’s side I am on!
(Storming away, she slams the door behind her, as he looks over at Jonny Airhart.)
Lucas Knight: She gets to prove it, but all I want to say is this…. Don’t trust her mate.
(Jonny regrettably nods as he heads out following Pandora, the camera fades to the ring and Gina Romano calling the next match.)
( DING! DING! DING! )
Gina Romano: The following is a Cash In The Vault qualifying match set for one fall! With a twenty minute time limit.
( “Por Mi Mexico” by Lefty Sm & Santa Fe Khan echoes throughout the Luanda Multisports Pavilion. It is immediately accompanied with an eruption of boos as smoke begins to cover the stage. Roberto De La Rosa emerges onto the entranceway with Esmeralda by his side. He stands stoically on the stage before marching down towards the ramp and into the squared circle. )
Gina Romano: INTRODUCING FIRST! From Hidalgo, Mexico, weighing in at 245 pounds… Accompanied to the ring by Esmeralda, HE IS “EL PADRASTRO,” ROBERTO DE LA ROSA!!
Deadprez: Roberto De La Rosa and Ronan Malosi are slated to clash tonight for the very last slot in the Cash In The Vault ladder match. Whoever wins this match will join the ranks of Jake Smith, Jay Jerry Johnson, Jon Kelton, SOSA Henderson, and Adam Lucas for that prestigious briefcase. Everyone knows how significant it is to a career if the briefcase was to be acquired. Ask Myles; a man who is on a career run as of right now. The current playing field is peppered with Elitists who would definitely benefit from reaping the benefits of the briefcase, but it would be important to keep their eyes on this match.
Eve: Currently, the Cash In The Vault ladder match will include Elitists who like to depend on their athleticism, on their agility, on their flexibility, on their dexterity. While that is not a bad thing, but take note that one of these two men, whoever it may be, will pose a huge threat in that environment. Both Roberto De La Rosa and Ronan Malosi are massive athletes, and they will definitely stick out like a sore thumb in Las Vegas. They both excel in power, in strength, while also being able to maneuver around with what a man half the size could. Whoever advances tonight will definitely be a huge roadblock to any of the current Elitists looking to elevate their career to the next level, but with that comes a huge target on their back.
( Esmeralda discuss strategy with Roberto in their designated corner while his theme song is eventually replaced with “Mo Money” by Ben McLusky. The Luanda audience boos even louder as Ronan Malosi nonchalantly prances onto the stage. Serotonin slowly walks behind him. Malosi starts shuffling across the stage, taunting the crowd, and showcasing his designer wrestling attire. Roberto scrunches his nose and looks unimpressed to what he is seeing, but Esmeralda begins to calm him down. Malosi climbs up the steps and continues to showboat in the ring. )
Gina Romano: AND HIS OPPONENT! Accompanied to the ring by SEROTONIN. Weighing in at 285 pounds… He is “The International Treasure,” ROOOONANN MALOOOSIII!!!
Gavin Kirkland: Poor people get depressed! Wealthy people put your heads up! Ronan Malosi is here! The richest man in all of professional wrestling. Do you know how many women this guy can buy? Ain’t nothing that this man can get.. Other than an EAW championship. Or an actual reign.
Deadprez: Ronan Malosi has been on a hot streak recently, showing that he wants to be taken seriously in this climate. What better way for him is to put the icing on the top by winning this match and winning the Cash In The Vault briefcase. That is on the line for him. Malosi can either get himself one step closer to a world championship opportunity, or he can join his associates in the 24/7 Battle Royale. Both men are battling for a Pain For Pride spot that many wish they had. This is a once-in-a-life-time opportunity and both recognize that they can not pass up on it and squander.
( DING! DING! DING! )
Deadprez: This match is underway as Ronan Malosi and Roberto De La Rosa circle the ring before engaging in a massive test-of-strength. Malosi seems to be getting the upper hand here, but Rosa is able to quickly turn the tides and muscle him into the ropes. The referee begins the five count, but Malosi quickly switches and now Rosa has his back against the ropes. The referee restarts the five count, and MALOSI SHOOTS WITH A PUNCH RIGHT TO THE SIDE OF HIS RIBS!! ALMOST A LIVER SHOT AS ROSA FALLS TO HIS KNEES! The referee isolates both of them as Rosa gets up off one knee as he has an understanding face. Rosa was caught lacking as both men circle the ring before engaging in a collar-and-elbow tying. It is like two freight trains crashing into each other as Malosi eventually transitions the collar-and-elbow into a headlock. He has Rosa grounded as he wrenches the neck, but Rosa gets the leg scissors. Malosi tries to escape out of it, but Rosa keeps his leg shut tight around his head.
Eve: Ronan Malosi tries to kick out of the leg scissors, as Rosa now arches his back to apply even more pressure! Malosi is able to twist and turn his lower body and rolls Rosa over. Malosi irish whips Rosa into the ropes. Rosa rebounds off and attempts to take Malosi off his feet with a shoulder block! Malosi doesn’t even lose balance as he simply rebounds off the ropes! AND HE TRIES TO FLOOR ROSA WITH ONE OF HIS OWN! Rosa remains on a vertical base as he reels off the ropes! AND HE GOES FOR ANOTHER SHOULDER BLOCK! Malosi absorbs the shoulder block as he comes rebounding off the ropes! Rosa gets sent into the ropes with the shoulder block, but he conveniently rebounds off the ropes and puts every ounce of energy he has in him for another shoulder block! Malosi steps to the side and catches him by surprise! AND MALOSI LOOKS TO POUNCE HIM INTO THE SKIES!! BUT ROSA GOES AROUND THE WAIST AND HE QUICKLY GOES FOR THE SLEEPER HOLD!! WILL IT BE NIGHT NIGHT FOR MALOSI ALREADY?!?! MALOSI DROPS DOWN AND TURNS HIM AROUND VIA A WRIST LOCK!! AND HE LOOKS TO GO FOR THE DEATH-RO!! CAN HE CONNECT!?
Deadprez: Rosa quickly drops down and slides down his leg! Both of their hands are still clamped together as Malosi tries to escape with a back elbow. Rosa ducks beneath and he hoists him up with a pumphandle! Malosi hovers over his shoulders and runs past him! Rosa with a leapfrog and jumps down. Malosi is clear of him as he rebounds off the ropes! Rosa tries to get him off the rebound, but Malosi holds onto the ropes at the last second. Rosa charges into Malosi and Malosi choreographs a back body drop over the top rope! Rosa saw it coming and used the momentum to simply hop over his left! AND HE ABSOLUTELY BLASTS THE JAW OF MALOSI WITH A FOREARM SMASH!! AND HE DRIVES HIS FOREARM INTO THE HEAD A SECOND TIME BEFORE BACKING HIM UP INTO THE CORNER!! AND HE NOW RUNS INTO THE CORNER AND BACK FOR A THIRD FOREARM SMASH!! BUT MALOSI SWINGS HIS ELBOW AND IT CONNECTS TO STUN ROBERTO! Roberto is swaying back and forth as Ronan pushes him into the corner! He traps his hands on his back with a double hammerlock AND HE STARTS TO PEPPER THE MIDSECTION WITH LEFTS AND RIGHTS!
Gavin Kirkland: This is the quickly placed strikes of Ronan Malosi as he now ends it grabbing him by both sides of the neck! AND HE TOSSES HIM TO THE OTHER CORNER WITH A BIEL TOSS!! ROBERTO DE LA ROSA WITH AN UGLY LANDING AS HE LANDS RIGHT ON HIS HEAD!! MALOSI WITH A VICIOUS LOOK ON HIS FACE AS HE NOW MOUNTS ON TOP OF HIM!! AND HE APPLIES THE GROUND AND POUND!! THE MOVE NAME TO WHAT I DO TO MY CAMERON ELLA AVA BLOW UP DOLL BACK HOME!! RONAN MALOSI DEALS DOWN QUICK PUNCHES TO THE HEAD AS ROBERTO DE LA ROSA THROWS UP HIS ELBOWS TO TRY AND PROTECT HIMSELF FROM THE STRIKES! Ronan Malosi ends the hailstorm of punches and he applies a seated cobra clutch to De La Rosa! The former EAW Interwire Champion dealt some huge offense to De La Rosa. Esmeralda looks on in concern while hot Pandora Paisley and ugly Jonny Airhart look on in confidence! Malosi begins to throw down elbows th the back of the head, but they aren’t of use as Roberto begins to fight out of it! Roberto displays some fighting spirit as he attempts to fight out of the seated cobra clutch!
Deadprez: Both men get up to a vertical base as Malosi still has the cobra clutch applied! Roberto De La Rosa puts his foot up on the second turnbuckle and uses it to put his entire body weight onto Malosi! Malosi falls and Rosa rolls backwards onto his feet! AND HE REBOUNDS OFF THE ROPES!! RONAN TRIES TO MOVE WITH MORE AGILITY, BUT ROSA IS TOO FAST FOR HIS SIZE AS HE TAKES HIM DOWN BY THE LEGS!! DOUBLE LEG TAKEDOWN AND NOW IT IS HIS TURN TO APPLY THE GROUND AND POUND OFFENSE! A FURY OF BIG ELBOWS HERE! 12-6 ELBOWS RAINING DOWN ONTO MALOSI AS HE TRIES TO ABSORB THE BLOWS WITH HIS ELBOWS! ROSA NOW TRIES TO FOLLOW IT UP WITH A DROPKICK!! BUT MALOSI MIRACULOUSLY COUNTERS IT BY CATCHING HIM INTO A POWERBOMB POSITION! AND ROSA QUICKLY GETS OUT OF IT AND CONNECTS WITH A DROPKICK FROM OUT OF NOWHERE! ROSA QUICKLY GETS UP TO HIS FEET AND RILES UP THE CROWD HERE!! ROSA IS EN FUEGO AS HE IMPATIENTLY WAITS FOR RONAN MALOSI TO EMERGE TO HIS FEET!
Deadprez: Roberto De La Rosa with a spinning heel kick to the midsection before he clamps his left hand. He approaches the ropes and he quickly moves up the ropes! AND HE SPLIT-LEGS OFF THE TOP ROPE!! AND HE FLIPS OVER AND THROWS RONAN MALOSI OVER ONTO HIS BACK WITH A SENSATIONAL ARM DRAG!! THERE IT IS THE LUCHADORE BACKGROUND OF DE LA ROSA! ESMERALDA APPLAUDS ALONG WITH SOME PEOPLE HERE IN LUANDA! Roberto De La Rosa with a proud smile on his face, but he quickly triggers into a concentrated posture as he sees Malosi using the ropes to get up to his feet! ROBERTO TO DE LA ROSA GOES FOR THE SPEAR!! THE TALON DE AGUILA MISSES!! MALOSI MOVED OUT OF THE WAY AND ROBERTO WENT THROUGH THE ROPES AND DARTED HIS FACE INTO THE BARRICADE!! MALOSI HAD THAT SCOUTED AS HE NOW RUNS THE ROPES!! WHAT IS HE THINKING HERE!?!? HE BASEBALL SLIDES ACROSS THE RING AND BENEATH THE BOTTOM ROPE TO RINGSIDE! AND HE FOLDS ROSA WITH A DEVASTATING LARIAT!
Gavin Kirkland: Ronan Malosi asserting his male dominance here in this match. He stops basking in the boos and picks Roberto De La Rosa up to his feet! AND HE GRABS ONTO HIS TIGHTS!! AND HE THROWS HIM SHOULDER FIRST INTO THE STEEL STEPS! ROSA CLUTCHES HIS LEFT ELBOW IN PAIN AS MALOSI PICKS HIM UP!! AND HE HOLDS ONTO HIS HEAD AND RUNS WITH THE MAN!! AND HE ABSOLUTELY DESTROYS THE UPPER BODY OF ROBERTO AS HE WHIPS HIM RIGHT INTO THE CORNER BARRICADE!! I JUST SAW THE FRONT ROW MOVE BACK AS THE BARRICADE WAS MOVED A COUPLE OF INCHES BACK WITH THE IMPACT! Malosi is dominant here as he brings Rosa up to his feet yet again! He presses him up against the barricade! AND HE BEGINS TO RAIN DOWN FOR A SECOND TIME WITH ELBOWS TO THE FACE!! ONE! TWO! THREE!! FOUR!! FIVE!! SIX VICIOUS ELBOWS BEFORE HE LETS ROSA DROPS DOWN TO THE FLOOR!! RONAN SPREADS HIS ARMS AND STANDS OVER ROSA TO SHOW HIS POWER IN THIS MATCH!
Deadprez: Esmeralda comes from behind and turns Malosi from behind! Malosi just stares brazenly at the woman while Esmeralda hesitates from putting her hands on him! Malosi with a smirk on his face as Serotonin comes around the side and begins to confront the valet! Malosi turns around! AND ROBERTO COMES FLYING OFF THE APRON!! AND DELIVERS THE JUMPING KNEE TO THE FACE!! RONAN MALOSI TURNED AROUND RIGHT INTO THE BORDER CRASHER AS HE IS TAKEN OFF HIS FEET!! ROBERTO DE LA ROSA QUICKLY PICKS HIM UP!! HE NODS TO ESMERALDA AS HE NOW LIFTS HIM UP INTO A GERMAN SUPLEX!! AND HE THROWS HIM DOWN INTO THE STEEL STEEPS WITH A VICIOUS RELEASE GERMAN SUPLEX!! RONAN MALOSI BANGED THE BACK OF HIS HEAD RIGHT ONTO THE TOP OF THE STEEL STEPS AS THEY MAY HAVE CONCUSSED HIM!! BOTH MEN ARE JUST TRYING TO BEAT THE LIVING HELL OUT OF EACH OTHER, AND THAT GOES TO SHOW HOW MUCH THESE TWO MEN WANT TO GAIN THAT LAST SPOT IN THE CASH IN THE VAULT MATCH AT PAIN FOR PRIDE FIFTEEN!
Gavin Kirkland: I had no idea what just happened right now as I was looking at that juicy ass of Esmeralda! Pandora Paisley then walked over here and I was in heaven! Roberto is a lucky man! Roberto brings Ronan back into the ring and does not look to record a cover. He applies a cravate hold. Ronan Malosi begins to send body shots to escape out of the cravate wrenching hold! Roberto now begins to deal knee strikes! Repeated knee strikes to the front of the face as he follows it up! A KNEE FACEBREAKER!! AND THEN HE SLAMS HIM DOWN WITH AUTHORITY WITH A SAITO SUPLEX!! ROSA IS NOT DONE YET!! HE ROLLS INTO THE RING, JUMPS ONTO THE SECOND TURNBUCKLE, SHUFFLES TO THE TOP TURNBUCKLE AND HE FLIPS OVER!! AND HE FLATTENS RONAN MALOSI WITH ALL 245 POUNDS WITH A SENSATIONAL MOONSAULT FROM THE TOP ROPE!! ROBERTO DE LA ROSA LOOKS TO GO TO PAIN FOR PRIDE!!
Deadprez: KICK-OUT!! Ronan Malosi gets his shoulder up as SEROTONIN was nearly about to stick their nose into the match! Roberto De La Rosa pulls Ronan Malosi up to his feet! AND HE GOES FOR HIS PILEDRIVER FINISH! THIS IS WHAT HE LABELS AS THE CALLING CARD!! BUT RONAN MALOSI FLIPS HIM OVER AND ROSA LANDS RIGHT ONTO HIS SPINE!! MALOSI NOW GRABS HIM BY THE HAND AND GOES FOR THE DEATH-RO!! BUT ROSA WITH A FOREARM SMASH!! MALOSI PULLS HIM AGAIN, BUT ROSA COUNTERS WITH ANOTHER FOREARM SMASH!! AND ANOTHER FOREARM SMASH!! AND ANOTHER!! MALOSI LETS GO OF THE HAND AND TRIES TO STRIKE WITH A LEFT HAYMAKER!! BUT ROBERTO SPINS AROUND!! AND STUNS MALOSI, BRINGING HIM ONTO BOTH KNEES WITH A DISCUS FOREARM SMASH!! FOREARM SMASH AFTER ANOTHER AS ROBERTO NOW GOES FOR THE SPEAR!! ROBERTO CONNECTS WITH TALON DE AGUILA!! NO!! MALOSI EVADES ONCE AGAIN AS ROBERTO GOES FACE-FIRST INTO THE SECOND TURNBUCKLE!
Gavin Kirkland: AND RONAN NOW TURNS HIM AROUND!! AND PULLS HIM IN FOR THE DEATH-RO!!!! WHAT THE!??! ROBERTO DE LA ROSA FLIPS OVER USING THE MOMENTUM!! AND HE SPLITS THE FORMER INTERWIRE CHAMPION IN HALF WITH A SPEAR!! TALON DE AGUILA!! RONAN MALOSI DID NOT EXPECT THAT AS ROSA LOOKS TO SHOOT THE LEG!! BUT RONAN ROLLS UNDER THE BOTTOM ROPE!! ROBERTO IS UNABLE TO GET THE COVER AS HE DROPS DOWN TO BOTH KNEES IN DISAPPOINTMENT!! RONAN INSTINCTIVELY GOT OUT OF THE RING! THE NEXT LEVEL IN RING AWARENESS, BUT THAT MAY HAVE SAVED HIM A COUPLE OF SECONDS AWAY FROM BEING PINNED IN THIS MATCH! ROSA IS UPSET, BUT IT IS AS IF A LIGHT BULB POPPED UP OVER HIS HEAD!! ROSA WITH A SMIRK AS HE NOW WALKS THROUGH THE ROPES AND JOINS MALOSI ON THE APRON!
Eve: Ronan Malosi has just recovered from the spear as HE LOOKS UP!! AND ROBERTO DE LA ROSA CHARGES IN LIKE A FREIGHT TRUCK!! AND HE DRIVES RONAN INTO THE HARDEST PART OF THE RING WITH A SECOND SPEAR IN A ROW!! A SECOND CONSECUTIVE TALON DE AGUILA!! YOU COULD HAVE HEARD THE THUD OF THAT SPEAR ALL THE WAY FROM OUR HEADQUARTERS AS ROSA DOUBLED DOWN ON THE SPEAR!! MALOSI IS BEGINNING TO COUGH AND WHEEZE BLOOD AS ROSA NOW ROLLS HIM INTO THE RING!! ROSA IS GOING TO FINISH THIS NOW!! THERE IS NO WAY RONAN RECOVERS FROM THIS NOW!! ROSA WAITS FOR MALOSI TO EMERGE TO HIS FEET BEFORE HE JUMPS ONTO THE SECOND ROPE!! AND HE GOES FOR THE REVERSE FRANKENSTEINER!! THE WHITE ROSE!! MALOSI TRIES TO COUNTER IT, BUT ROSA IS ABLE TO FLIP OVER NEARLY 300 POUNDS INTO THE INVERTED SPIKE HURRICANRANA!! THIS CAN BE IT!! ROBERTO IS GOING TO CASH IN THE VAULT!
Deadprez: JONNY AIRHART PULLS THE REFEREE OUT OF THE RING!!! YOU HAVE GOTTEN TO BE KIDDING ME! I FIGURED AIRHART WOULD MAKE THE SAVE! PANDORA PAISLEY IS JUST STARING AT THIS GOING ON, NOT EVEN HELPING AS AIRHART IS ARGUING WITH THE REFEREE!! AIRHART IS CRITICIZING THE REFEREE AS IF HE KNOWS THE DAMN!! THE REFEREE LETS HIM GO AND SLIDES BACK INTO THE RING!! BUT HERE COMES ESMERALDA!! ESMERALDA WITH A ROUNDHOUSE KICK TO AIRHART!! AIRHART GETS KNOCKED OUT AS EVERYONE HERE IN LUANDA CAN’T BELIEVE IT!! PAISLEY FINALLY STEPS IN AND ABSOLUTELY BULLDOZES ESMERALDA WITH A FOREARM SMASH!! ROBERTO’S EYES BEGIN TO POP OUT OF HIS FACE AS HE HAS JUST SEEN HIS GIRL GET TAKEN OUT!! ROBERTO IS JUST ABOUT TO GET OUT OF THE RING TO CONFRONT PAISLE-
Gavin Kirkland: RONAN MALOSI SNEAKS UP TO HIS FEET!! AND HE ROLLS AIRHART OVER INTO A SCHOOL-BOY COVER!! AND HE HAS THE TIGHTS DOWN!! HISTORY REPEATS!
Eve: ROBERTO DE LA ROSA KICKS OUT!! RONAN CAN’T BELIEVE IT!! BOTH MEN EMERGE TO THEIR FEET AT THE SAME TIME!! RONAN PICKS ROSA UP INTO A FIREMAN’S CARRY!! BUT ROSA REVERSES IT AND ROLLS HIM UP INTO A SUNSET FLIP!! AND NOW ROBERTO HAS THE TIGHTS PULLED DOWN!! OH MY GOD!! THE IRONY!!
Gavin Kirkland: PAISLEY!! HELP THE MAN!!
Deadprez: JONNY AIRHART JUMPS ONTO THE APRON AND HE DISTRACTS THE REFEREE!! THE REFEREE STOPS COUNTING AS HE IS THREATENING TO KICK SEROTONIN OUT!! PANDORA PAISLEY TURNS AROUND AND ESMERALDA PUSHES HER INTO THE STEEL STEPS!! AND SHE JUMPS ONTO THE APRON!! AND HE PUSHES JONNY AIRHART INTO THE RINGPOST!! ESMERALDA CLEARING HOUSE HERE AS RONAN MALOSI PUSHES ROBERTO AWAY!! RONAN NOW DIVERTS HIS ATTENTION TO RINGSIDE!! AND HE DRIVES HIS FOOT INTO THE FACE OF ESMERALDA ON THE APRON!! RONAN MALOSI JUST ASSAULTED ESMERALDA AS THAT MAY HAVE BEEN THE BIGGEST MISTAKE OF HIS LIFE!! THE CAMERA PANS IN ON THE PISSED OFF LOOK ON ROBERTO’S FACE AS RONAN JUST LAUGHS AT HIM!! RONAN IS JUST POINTING AT HIM, GIGGLING AWAY AS HE IS JUST DOING MORE THAN PUSH THE BUTTONS ON THE MEXICAN SENSATION!
Eve: ROBERTO IMMEDIATELY CHARGES IN AT RONAN FOR A SPEAR!! BUT RONAN GETS HIS KNEES UP!! RONAN MAY HAVE JUST ANGERED HIM TO SUCKER HIM IN FOR AN EASY STRIKE!! ROBERTO IS STUNNED BY THAT KNEE AS RONAN NOW PULLS HIM IN FOR THE DEATH-RO!! BUT ROBERTO COUNTERS AND GOES OVER THE SHOULDERS!! AND HE PULLS HIM UP!! AND HE SPIKES HIM DOWN WITH THE PILEDRIVER!! OH MY GOD!! THE CALLING CARD CONNECTS!! THIS HAS TO BE IT!! ROBERTO GOES TO CASH IN THE VAULT!
Deadprez: KICK-OUT!! RONAN MALOSI THROWS UP HIS SHOULDER AT THE VERY LAST SECOND!! I CAN’T BELIEVE IT!! Roberto De La Rosa is apoplectic as he emerges to his feet! He is in a very conflicted state with seeing Esmeralda down and out at ringside! He shows his teeth and crunches his nose as he sees Ronan trying to collect himself in the middle of the ring! ROBERTO PICKS HIM UP BY HIS HEAD!! AND HE APPLIES THE SLEEPER HOLD!! HE IS GOING TO MAKE RONAN MALOSI PAY BY PUTTING HIM TO SLEEP!! THE ULTIMATE METHOD OF HUMILIATION AS HE IS GOING TO MAKE HIM SEE GOD HERE!! RONAN IS TRYING TO SWING OUT OF IT!! HE IS TRYING TO REACH FOR THE ROPES, BUT ROBERTO SMARTLY APPLIED THE CARTEL EXECUTION SMACK DAB IN THE MIDDLE OF THE RING! AND NOW MALOSI’S ARM MOVEMENTS LESSEN AS HE SEEMS TO FADE TO SLEEP!!
Gavin Kirkland: RONAN MALOSI’S EYES ARE TWITCHING!! HE ISN’T MOVING HIS ARMS AS HE IS DOWN ON BOTH KNEES!! ROBERTO SCREAMS AS HE IS PUTTING EVERYTHING HE HAS IN THIS!! THIS IS ALL FOR THAT FINAL SPOT IN THE CASH IN THE VAULT MATCH!! RONAN IS GOING TO SLEEP!! BUT NO!! RONAN SCRUNCHES HIS FIST AND LUNGES HIS BODY INTO THE ROPES!! AND ROBERTO’S NECK COLLIDES INTO THE TOP ROPE!! ROBERTO WHEEZES FOR AIR AS THAT WAS A BRILLIANT COUNTER!! RONAN ALSO COUGHING AND WHEEZING EVEN MORE AFTER BEING IN THAT REAR-NAKED CHOKEHOLD FOR A LONG AMOUNT OF TIME!! BOTH MEN ARE TRYING TO GET OXYGEN IN THEIR SYSTEM AS RONAN GETS UP!! AND HE STANDS RIGHT OVER THE BODY OF ROBERTO, WHO IS ON ALL FOURS!! THIS REMINDS ME OF A PORNO SCENE THAT I WATCHED LAST NIGHT!! AND NOW RONAN CROUCHES DOWN AND JUST HOLDS ONTO HIS JAW!
Ronan Malosi (off-mic): You see Esmeralda right there? She is what you call in your little dialect, a PUTA! HAHAHAH!
Eve: THIS IS TOO PERSONAL!! BUT ROBERTO SLIDES UNDER HIS LEGS!! AND HE APPLIES THE SLEEPER HOLD AGAIN OUT OF NOWHERE!! RONAN WAS TOEING A LINE AND WAS TRYING TO PISS HIM OFF EVEN MORE, AND ROBERTO TOOK ADVANTAGE OF IT AND PUT HIM BACK INTO THE ENTRAPMENT OF THE CARTEL EXECUTION WITHIN THE MATTER OF SECONDS!! THE SPEED OF THE MAN IS RIDICULOUS AS RONAN’S CONFIDENCE GOT AHEAD OF HIM!! RONAN IS SURELY GOING TO SLEEP NOW!!
Deadprez: BUT RONAN WITH HIS BIGGER SIZE!! HE BACKS UP AND ROBERTO CRASHES INTO THE TURNBUCKLES!! BUT ROBERTO IS RESILIENT!! HE MAINTAINS THE SLEEPER HOLD AS RONAN REPEATEDLY THRUSTS HIM BACK INTO THE TURNBUCKLES!! ROBERTO HAS NO CHOICE TO MOUNT ON TOP OF HIS BACK LIKE A BACKPACK!! AND HE IS SEATED ON THE TOP TURNBUCKLE WHILE APPLYING THE SLEEPER HOLD!! RONAN IS IN BIG TROUBLE, BUT THE REFEREE IS COUNTING TO FIVE!! RONAN IS REPEATEDLY TOUCHING THE ROPES TO SIGNAL A ROPE BREAK!! ROBERTO IS NOT LISTENING!! ROBERTO IS PISSED!!
Gavin Kirkland: ROBERTO IS NOT LETTING GO!!
Eve: ROBERTO SNAPS OUT OF IT AND LET’S GO!! BUT RONAN QUICKLY RESPONDS WITH A RIGHT HOOK TO THE FACE ON THE TOP TURNBUCKLE!! RONAN SLUMPS ROBERTO WITH THE DREAM CRUSHER AS ROBERTO IS KNOCKED OUT ON THE TOP TURNBUCKLE!
Gavin Kirkland: ROBERTO WAS IN A WHOLE OTHER DIMENSION AND HE WAS QUICKLY BROUGHT BACK DOWN TO EARTH WITH THAT PUNCH!! AND NOW RONAN GRABS ONTO HIS LEFT HAND!! AND HE PULLS HIM OFF THE TOP TURNBUCKLE!! AND HE CATCHES HIM! AND HE SPIKES HIM DOWN WITH THE DEATH-RO!! THE LIFTING INVERTED STO CONNECTS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE RING AS HE CRADLES HIM!! NO SEROTONIN AND ESMERALDA IN SIGHT!
( DING! DING! DING! )
( “Mo Money” by Ben McLusky follows an ear-deafening rumbling of boos as a look of relief overcomes the face of Ronan Malosi. Malosi immediately gets up to his knees and raises both fists in the air. Pandora Paisley and Jonny Airhart eventually regain consciousness and slide back into the ring. They celebrate with Ronan Malosi while Roberto De La Rosa remains unconscious in the middle of the ring. )
Gina Romano: HERE IS YOUR WINNER!! AND JOINING THE CASH IN THE VAULT LADDER MATCH AT PAIN FOR PRIDE… ROOOOOONANNNN MALOOOSII!!
Deadprez: Ronan Malosi has punched his ticket to Pain For Pride 15 as we learn who fills the final spot in the Cash In The Vault ladder match! Malosi fought tooth and nail, and he is one step closer towards the world championship reign that he has been working his ass off for years!
Eve: Ronan Malosi knew that he could weaponize the mental presence of Roberto and I wouldn’t be surprised if Pandora knocking Esmeralda out wasn’t calculated beforehand! Roberto let his emotions get over him yet again, and Malosi walks out as the victor! Congratulations to Ronan Malosi!
(The camera pans from the ring to the back for a special Announcement by Hurricane Hawk as he sits at his desk….)
Hurricane Hawk: This will not take long, as we will get right back to the action, but I wanted to talk about the 24/7 Battle Royal and the importance of this match. As we all saw, Donovan Duke and Justin Windgate the last few years have made incredible career strides with the contract, and this will be no different. We saw the names chosen on Dynasty last night, well tonight I am about to announce all the participants that will headline it for Showdown. First I would like to announce Roberto De La Rosa and even though he lost to Ronan Malosi earlier, he still has a chance to make his own cash in. There is also Abel Atami who was super impressive earlier and looks to climb the ladder of success in the EAW. There is also Hoodlum who will look to bounce back. New signee’s that I see as a huge deal next season, Arthur Pleasant, and the very scary Samael. Katherine Helle who is extremely impressive and looks to make a name for herself. And finally we can also include Serotonin, a tag team that is rising slowly up the rankings in the division and this would do wonders for their careers.
(The crowd cheers at the names heard….)
Hurricane Hawk: These are exciting times in the EAW and I look forward to seeing all of these great wrestlers really make an impact! Thank you and back to the show!
(The camera fades to ringside for the next match.)
Gina Romano: The following contest is scheduled for…ONE FALL!!!!
Crowd: ONE FALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :blessed:!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(‘DESTINY’ by Saori Yoshida blasts throughout the arena, to an EXPLOSION of pouring cheers as ARIA would walk through the curtain with Ayu Megumi by her side! ARIA would begin to walk down the ramp, with Ayu by her side as they begin to interact with all the fans in attendance.)
Gina Romano: INTRODUCING FIRST…ACCOMPANIED BY AYU MEGUMI…FROM CHANDLER, ARIZONA…SHE IS THE ‘SACRED DETECTIVE’…ARIA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Crowd: ARIA! ARIA! ARIA! ARIA! ARIA! ARIA!
Eve: The last time that ARIA and Theron Nikolas had faced off against each other, ARIA had a star-making performance, but unfortunately fell short to Theron. Tonight, she faces off against Theron once again, and ARIA looks to pick up the win this time!
Gavin Kirkland: My Sexy Detective and my favorite Blonde Haired Joshi~ 🤤
Deadprez: Shut up.
(ARIA would make her way into the ring, as she backs into her corner and ‘DESTINY’ fades away, where it is then replaced by ‘Your Turn’ by Memphis May Fire. Almost immediately, drowning boos are poured down on Natasha Agnello who walks through the curtain, and following suit is Theron Nikolas. Theron would begin to make his way down to the ring, not giving a shit about anyone.)
Gina Romano: HERE IS YOUR OPPONENT…ACCOMPANIED BY NATASHA AGNELLO…FROM EDMONTON, ALBERTA, CANADA…WEIGHING IN AT 224 POUNDS…THE ‘GHOST’…THERON NIKOLAS!!!!!!!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: MY SOOTHSAYER AND GOD EMPEROR!!!! 🤤🤤🤤
Eve: AND HERE IS THERON NIKOLAS! Most recently, Theron Nikolas has changed once more, as it seems he is looking to fight back for the God Emperor. He cost Cameron Ella Ava her Match against Veena Adams last week, but now he has to face ARIA this week, and he has to realize that ARIA is NOT going to back down.
(Natasha would give Theron a peptalk, as Theron would enter the ring, he backs into his corner, and ‘Your Turn’ would fade away, as the referee calls for the bell!)
(DING! DING! DING!)
Eve: ARIA IMMEDIATELY RUNS AT THERON NIKOLAS AND CATCHES HIM WITH A DROPKICK! THERON FALLS BACK INTO HIS CORNER AND NOW ARIA IS CONNECTING WITH LEFTS AND RIGHTS! From the getgo ARIA is showing her will to not back down as she is overwhelming Theron in the corner right now, and Theron can’t stop it! Theron tries to push ARIA away, but ARIA grabs the arm of Theron and catches Theron with an armdrag, and Theron Nikolas goes down!
Deadprez: But Theron Nikolas gets right back up to his feet, and before she knows it, ARIA goes down after a vicious clothesline from Theron Nikolas! ARIA has fallen down, and now Theron Nikolas is going to take advantage of this, dropping down to his knees and throwing those lefts and rights right into the face of ARIA! Theron has been showing a more ruthless side to him and it is showing more and more right now as he grabs ARIA, picking her up and throwing her straight into the turnbuckle in the corner chest first. ARIA slowly staggers out of the corner, but she is immediately caught with a lifting high knee right to the head by Theron, and she just crumbles below!
Gavin Kirkland: Come on my Sexy Detective, get back in this! ARIA is crawling around, but Theron Nikolas isn’t going to give her any time, as he drives his knee right into the head of ARIA once more. Theron is just taking all the time in the world, just breathing in the mixed reaction from the EAW Universe that he is being given right now, but I think he could care less about it, as he drags ARIA back up to her feet once more..BUT ARIA STOMPS ON THE FOOT OF THERON! WOOOOO!!!! :blessed:
Eve: Can you calm down? ARIA is given some space here as Theron Nikolas backs away, but it isn’t enough space as Theron just goes right back on the attack..but look! ARIA is fighting Theron off!! We know how much spirit ARIA has, and I don’t think that it is going to be any different in this Match here tonight, especially considering she may be looking to right some wrongs from last time! Theron tries to once more go on the attack, but again ARIA fights him off, AND ARIA JUMPS ONTO THERON AND TWIRLS AROUND, CATCHING THERON WITH A TILT-A-WHIRL DDT!!! ARIA spikes Theron’s head into the mat and goes for the early cover!!
Deadprez: But an easy kickout by Theron Nikolas as he gets straight back up to his feet, but ARIA meets him to his feet, catching Theron off guard with another armdrag-
Gavin Kirkland: OUCH! :lupe: THERON NIKOLAS JUST SUCKER PUNCHED ARIA RIGHT IN THE FACE! I hope she is okay. :krabs: ARIA staggers away but Theron follows suit, catching ARIA with a boot right into the chest, as that forces ARIA to rebound off the ropes, as she is met with another boot to the chest, and this time ARIA just falls to her knees. Theron now just slapped ARIA right across the face! You can tell that ARIA is starting to get fired up, but it doesn’t matter as Theron knees ARIA right in the face!
Eve: ARIA’s momentum has once again been put to rest, as Theron is just treating ARIA like a punching bag right now! Theron once again drops down and starts to connect with those lefts and rights, as this time it looks to be a bit more ruthless and aggressive than before. ARIA is trying to protect herself, but Theron’s aggression is too much for her. Theron picks ARIA back up to her feet, and throws her off the rope as ARIA rebounds, and Theron catches her onto his shoulders, and drops her down onto his knee with the ushigoroshi!!
Deadprez: ARIA’s neck snapped against the knee of Theron Nikolas, and now she is holding her neck, while Theron still isn’t giving her any space whatsoever! Theron once again pulls ARIA back up to her feet, and he throws her into the corner, running straight at her-..but ARIA dodges it! ARIA now runs off the ropes, but Theron catches ARIA and slams her right back down on the ring mat! Theron now grabs ARIA by the feet, and turns her around and back up, and another lifting knee high strike!
Eve: ARIA quickly gets away as she stumbles over to the ropes, as the referee tries to hold Theron Nikolas back, but Theron pushes the referee out of the way and knees ARIA right into the gut. Theron now grabs ARIA by the hair, and as the referee tries pulling Theron off, Theron moves into the corner, and smashes ARIA’s face right into the turnbuckle! Theron starts to repeatedly smash ARIA’s face into the corner, as the referee is finally able to force Theron away from ARIA-…but not before Theron gets a cheap shot in kicking ARIA right in her knee!
Gavin Kirkland: Please please please be okay..maybe I need to go help her-
Gavin Kirkland: :mjcry: ARIA staggers out of the corner, but Theron Nikolas grabs ARIA once again and hits a quick vertical suplex right in the center of the ring! ARIA is down and Theron picks ARIA right back up, and hits her with yet another quick vertical suplex! ARIA is once more down as Theron Nikolas now cockily grabs ARIA into a cover in the center of the ring, and this could be it early on here!
Deadprez: But ARIA is able to get the shoulder up, and Theron Nikolas does not look happy with that decision! Ayu Megumi is cheering for her Ice Aces partner on the outside, and it seems that Natasha is going to get up in the face of Ayu!
Gavin Kirkland: OOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :shaq:
Deadprez: Ayu and Natasha seems to be arguing on the outside, as Theron gets distracted by this, and that gives ARIA enough time to get back up to her feet and she catches Theron with a backstabber! Theron goes wobbling into the ropes and rolls out onto the other side of the ring. Smart move.
Eve: ARIA goes over to the ropes looking to exit the ring, but Theron reaches through the middle rope and pulls ARIA’s head down into it, causing her to go stumbling back. Theron slides back in and runs off of the ropes behind ARIA, but as he’s running back towards ARIA she catches Theron with a huge discus clothesline!! Theron gets dropped momentarily but he gets up to a quick knee.
Gavin Kirkland: Hope ARIA knows what to do next- OH SHE DOES. LOOK AT THAT! Stern kicks right to the back of Theron Nikolas, causing him to fall back down to both knees! Theron tries to turn around in order to block the next oncoming kick, but ARIA goes for the head instead!! My girl is popping off!
Eve: ARIA manages to keep Theron Nikolas down after overcoming a small mistake of hers, and now she is just on top of him wailing with huge elbow strikes and fists! Theron Nikolas is close enough to the ring ropes though and grabs the bottom one, which initiates the referee’s five count, causing ARIA to get up off of him. Theron Nikolas pulls himself out under the bottom rope and sits up on the apron, staring dead into the eyes of ARIA who waves him over, asking him to bring it on!
Deadprez: Theron Nikolas steps through the ropes now and squares up with ARIA. He looks for a straight right hook to the temple, but ARIA ducks under it and blasts Theron with a left! And now a right by ARIA! She kicks Theron Nikolas straight in the gut and grabs his head now, running off of the turnbuckle, landing a huge Tornado DDT!! ARIA isn’t finished yet as she lifts Theron Nikolas off of the mat and jumps up looking for a hurricanrana- But Theron Nikolas throws her off and into the ropes-
Gavin Kirkland: BUT AS ARIA BOUNCES OFF OF THE ROPES, THERON NIKOLAS DASHES AT HER AND LANDS A DEVASTATING SPEAR!! NOO NOT MY GIRRLLL. SHE’S DOWN FOR THE COUNT, OH NO.
Gavin Kirkland: YES. ARIA KICKS OUT OF THE SPEAR. SHE’S STILL IN THIS MATCH!!! Theron Nikolas has a look of pure ANGER in his eyes now! ARIA has to get up or get out of this ring in order to get free of this tricky situation.
Eve: But Theron Nikolas isn’t having any of this! He starts to kick the hell out of ARIA as she did to him previously in this match! Stomp after stomp to ARIA’s prone body. Theron gets up and yells at the crowd whilst going through the ropes and into the apron. ARIA begins to stumble in the ring as Theron Nikolas ascends to the top turnbuckle, AND ARIA GETS ABSOLUTELY KNOCKED WITH A MISSILE DROPKICK TO THE BACK OF THE HEAD!! Theron Nikolas arises to his feet again, spreading his arms out and soaking in a mixed reaction!
Deadprez: Theron Nikolas knows that if ARIA is kicking out of his signature wrestling moves then he hasn’t done enough yet. He HAS to stay on top of her with offense, which he is. Like- Look at that! ARIA managed to get into a seated position in the corner, but Theron Nikolas ran right into her face with a huge knee strike!! ARIA rolls out of the ring now and is met by Ayu Megumi who reaches down, asking if her close friend is okay.
Gavin Kirkland: I would go over to ARIA as well to make sure if she was okay, but unfortunately I have to sit here and call the action. Just.. One day I will be there to comfort you-
Eve: Enough, Gavin. But anyways, back to the action. ARIA is able to get up to her feet on the outside, but she’s staggering. Ayu Megumi watches close by in fear as Theron Nikolas is in the ring taunting the crowd, and especially The Ice Aces. ARIA manages to roll in but immediately gets met with an enziguri!! ARIA falls flat again at the foot of Theron Nikolas.
Deadprez: This guy has nasty feet and hand strength. One devastating hit and you’re out of it, easily. I wouldn’t wanna be on the physically painful end of any of Theron’s moves. Theron Nikolas now pulls ARIA up to get feet and grabs her into a waistlock, landing a German Suplex with a bridge!!
Eve: Yet ARIA stays alive!! She is continuing to prove her worth in this match up, showing no clear signs of giving up any time soon- WOAH! THERON NIKOLAS GRABS ARIA FROM THE FLOOR AND ROLLS THROUGH WITH HER ON HIS SHOULDERS AND NOW LANDS AN USHIGOROSHI!! He isn’t done yet as he runs off of the ropes and lands a double foot stomp to the chest!! ARIA’s upper body and the solid ring mat just meaning together after having Theron’s knee planted dead into her spine!!
Gavin Kirkland: Oh god. Theron Nikolas looks pissed off. He’s crouching down in the far corner compared to where ARIA currently is, raking through his hair… C’mon ARIA. Get outta there… Something bad is gonna happen.
Deadprez: But ARIA sees Theron Nikolas preparing for something in the corner and is asking him to bring it! She wants the challenge! Theron Nikolas follows through and begins to dash towards ARIA- BUT THERON NIKOLAS GETS CAUGHT IN THE ZIRCON CUTTER!!! ARIA HAD IT PREPARED AND SHE KNEW WHAT SHE WAS DOIN’ THE WHOLE TIME!.. But both are now down.
Gavin Kirkland: HAHAHAHAHAKIWWOWOOO OH MY GOD WOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!
Eve: ARIA may have just found the perfect opening back into this matchup, as she was waiting for Theron’s own ego to get shattered beyond the point of being enraged. But could she have paid a price as well by using all of her remaining energy into only one move?
Gavin Kirkland: Never!!
Deadprez: Both Elitists have managed to grab onto the top rope on the same side of the ring, pulling themselves up. The two lock eyes.. And ARIA strikes first with an elbow!! But Theron Nikolas rolls out of the ring and grabs hold of ARIA’s leg, trying to pull her out- But ARIA with a punt-like kick to the top of Theron’s head sends him to the floor!!!
Eve: ARIA take a step back now, looking down at Theron who is trying to get up as quickly as possible on the outside- AND SHE’S MAKING THE RUN OFF OF THE ROPES FOR THAT SUICIDE DIVE- WHAT??? NATASHA GETS IN THE WAY OF THERON AND ARIA HITS THE SUICIDE DIVE ON HER INSTEAD!?!!
Gavin: WHATTHEFUCK?? I-…GIRL ON GIRL ACTION-
Deadprez: AND NOW THERON NIKOLAS HITS THE HEADHUNTER ON THE OUTSIDE OF THE RING TO ARIA!! The Busaiku Running Knee Strike!! Incredible strategy and timing off of that sequence right there!! Thanks to Natasha, Theron has switched the match right back into his favor just like that. And ARIA might have just got robbed! Theron is ecstatic.
Gavin Kirkland: This should be a disqualification finish- I uh. A no contest. Anything- Anything else but this. This is uncalled for. Theron Nikolas taking the phrase at any means necessary to the fullest as he rolls ARIA’s limp body into the ring… And now a cover.
Gavin Kirkland: YO. YO- OH WOW. ARIA HAS KICKED OUT ONCE AGAIN THIS TIME!!
Eve: Theron Nikolas might have taken a little bit too long celebrating and trying to get ARIA into the ring after hitting the Headhunter to get that three count. Who knows if that was just luck, or true resilience by ARIA. BUT, nonetheless ARIA has been extraordinarily impressive. Theron clearly hasn’t expected this much heart from ARIA, even after their previous encounter, and I think that the heart of ARIA is just pissing him off more. :lupe:
(Ayu Megumi continues to cheer ARIA on, as ARIA slowly gets back up to her feet once more, as Theron Nikolas can be seen even more pissed off.)
Deadprez: ARIA is back up to her feet, but not for long as Theron Nikolas runs straight at her-..BUT ARIA DODGES IT AND ROLLS THERON THROUGH..AND INTO A KNEE STRIKE! Theron is weary and now ARIA runs the ropes, and catches Theron Nikolas with a neckbreaker! ARIA perfectly executes that neckbreaker, but I don’t think that she’s done there as she gets back up to her feet..only to drop back to her knees?? WAIT! ARIA IS GOING TO KNOCK SOME SENSE INTO THERON AND GIVE HIM A TASTE OF HIS OWN MEDICINE!
Gavin Kirkland: :notbad: A vicious side of my Sexy Detective? :drakelike:
Eve: Well..I don’t think that this is a vicious side of ARIA, but more so ARIA simply giving Theron Nikolas a taste of his own medicine while trying to beat some sense into him, as she starts throwing those rights and lefts! Theron is trying to protect himself, but much like earlier, the positions have been switched, and now it’s Theron who is struggling to defend himself! ARIA starts to elbow Theron in the face, before getting back up to her feet, bringing Theron with her as she throws Theron full force into the corner..and then catches him with that clothesline!
Gavin Kirkland: THAT’S MY GIRL! ARIA now finds herself in control of this Match once again as Theron tries to get away, but he can’t as ARIA grabs a hold of Theron, and grabs him by the waist as she pulls him in…and into a snap dragon suplex! Theron’s neck snaps against the ring mat, and my beautiful looks to take the moment of opportunity and use it to her advantage! ARIA now runs off the ropes before catching Theron with a dropkick right into the face! Theron goes back down!!
Deadprez: ARIA takes a breathing moment as she looks towards Ayu, who continues to cheer on her best friend as I don’t even think Theron Nikolas knows where he is-..WAIT! THERON IS UP ON HIS FEET! THERON IS BACK UP AND ARIA TURNS AROUND, BUT THERON GRABS A HOLD OF HER…THERE IT IS! GHOST’S REQUIEM!! THE SWINGING REVERSE STO CONNECTS AND THIS IS IT!!
Eve: WAIT WHAT? ARIA WAS ABLE TO PUSH HERSELF OFF! ARIA DIDN’T GO DOWN AND SHE DROPS DOWN, BEFORE CATCHING THERON IN A ROLLUP POSITION-..BUT THERON HOLDS ON AND DROPS DOWN ONTO ARIA, TURNING THE PIN INTO HIS FAVOR!
Gavin Kirkland: ARIA IMMEDIATELY KICKS OUT AS THERON GOES INTO A SEATED POSITION, AND ARIA GRABS HIM INTO A SCHOOLBOY ROLLUP-..BUT ARIA ROLLS THROUGH IT, AND THERON GETS BACK UP TO HIS FEET BUT ARIA RUNS THE ROPES AND CATCHES THERON NIKOLAS WITH A SLINGBLADE!!!! ARIA is staying on Theron Nikolas at all costs, and she continues to stay in this Match looking to pick up a huge victory! ARIA is pounding the mat, as the whole EAW Universe is cheering her on, and giving her the motivation that she needs to keep pushing!
Deadprez: ARIA gets back up to her feet, but Theron isn’t far behind as he is making his way back up to his feet as well…but senses it as she turns her focus right towards Theron and catches him with a chop right to the chest!
Gavin Kirkland: SEXY SENSES!!! :blessed:
Deadprez: Dawg. ARIA now catches Theron Nikolas with yet another chop! And another! And another! ARIA is connecting with rapid speed chops across the chest of Theron, and now she goes to irish whip him, but Theron holds his stance…but that doesn’t matter as ARIA kicks Theron right in the knee, before irish whipping him towards the rope, Theron rebounding..and ARIA grabs a hold of Theron, before spinning him around, and connecting with the falcon’s arrow!! ARIA connects with the falcon’s arrow, but she can’t get the cover as Theron rolls away once again.
Eve: ARIA can be seen starting to get frustrated, but she continues to keep a coolhead, as she gets back up to her feet once more, and goes on the chase of Theron-…but Theron catches ARIA by the leg, and drops her throat first onto the middle rope! Theron now quickly gets back up to her feet, and grabs ARIA before throwing her to the outside once again, and now he looks to be climbing to the top rope! ARIA is stirring back up to her feet, and Theron Nikolas is standing on the top rope..AND HE JUMPS OFF AND HITS A DIVING METEORA ONTO THE OUTSIDE!!
Gavin Kirkland: :damn:!!!! ARIA CAUGHT THERON NIKOLAS IN MIDAIR WITH AN ENZUIGIRI! THERON CRUMBLES DOWN AND ARIA IS SHOCKED THAT SHE WAS EVEN ABLE TO PULL THAT OFF, BUT THAT MOMENT OF REALIZATION AND REALITY DOESN’T LAST FOR LONG AS BEFORE SHE KNOWS IT, SHE IS CRUMBLING DOWN WITH THERON FROM EXHAUSTION! That was very unexpected, but both Elitists are down on the outside, and the referee is forced to start a count!
Deadprez: ARIA is slowly getting her way back up to her feet, with the help of the barricade, but Theron Nikolas ain’t that far behind. ARIA makes it up to her feet and notices Theron, and she grabs him..ramming Theron right into the ring post head first!!! But ARIA falls down to a knee right after Theron made impact with that post, and Theron is staggering around outside near us! ARIA is trying to get back up, and get into the ring!
Eve: ARIA slowly makes it back up once again, and she looks to get herself into the ring…BUT THERON GRABS ARIA BY THE FOOT! ARIA is almost into the ring, but Theron pulls her off the apron…AND RIGHT INTO THE BARRICADE! AND AGAIN! THERON IS RAMMING ARIA INTO THE BARRICADE, AND NOW INTO THE APRON! Theron now grabs a hold of ARIA…and he’s lifting her up?? THERON SPINS AROUND AND DROPS ARIA WITH A TWISTING BRAINBUSTER ON THE OUTSIDE OF THE RING! ARIA is out cold, and Theron drags himself into the ring!!!
Gavin Kirkland: :lupe: She isn’t moving! She needs help! I need to go help her!-
Eve: You’re staying right here.
Crowd: ARIA! ARIA! ARIA! ARIA! ARIA!
(ARIA has not moved whatsoever, but the EAW Universe continues to shout her name, in hopes to get her back up to her feet. As the Crowd continues chanting for ARIA, some movement, barely any however, starts to be made.)
Gavin Kirkland: MOVEMENT IS BEING MADE! COME ON BABY!!!!!
Deadprez: ARIA MADE IT UP TO A KNEE, BUT SHE HAS TO GET INTO THE RIGHT! The heart, the dedication, the fight of ARIA is being unmatched here, but if she doesn’t get in the ring, then the end of her fight, her heart, her dedication ends here, and it will be in a way she will NOT like!
(Suddenly, Ayu Megumi would come around the corner, and starts to shout at ARIA in Japanese. ARIA hears it, and looks towards Ayu, before nodding as she gets back up to her feet..)
Gavin Kirkland: ARIA’S UP! ARIA’S UP! ARIA IS UP AND SHE MAKES IT INTO THE RING-.
Deadprez: ARIA JUST FELL BACK DOWN! THE REFEREE COUNTS TO TEN! THERON NIKOLAS WINS THIS MATCH BY COUNTOUT GODDAMNIT!!
Eve: THE MATCH IS STILL ON! THROUGH IT ALL, ARIA WAS ABLE TO DIVE RIGHT INTO THE RING NEAR MILLISECONDS BEFORE THE TEN COUNT, AND THERON NIKOLAS DOES NOT LOOK HAPPY! ARIA IS PUTTING ON A STAR-MAKING PERFORMANCE HERE, BUT I DON’T THINK THERON CARES ABOUT A STAR-MAKING PERFORMANCE, AS HE GRABS A HOLD OF ARIA, AND DRAGS HER UP TO HER FEET!!
Theron Nikolas: (Off-Mic) Your road ends here.
ARIA: (Off-Mic) …NO IT DOESN’T!!!!!
Deadprez: GHOST’S REQUIEM!!!!!!!!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Deadprez: THERON NIKOLAS SENDS ARIA TO THE SHADOW REALM WITH THE GHOST’S REQUIEM-
Eve: ARIA PUSHED OUT OF IT! ARIA PUSHED OUT OF IT AGAIN! ARIA RUNS THE ROPES AND HANDSPRINGS…’ZIRCON INJECTION’!!!!!! THE HANDSPRING CUTTER CONNECTS AND THERON NIKOLAS GOES DOWN! THIS CAN’T BE HAPPENING! ARIA IMMEDIATELY BRINGS THERON BUT UP TO HIS FEET, AND PULLS HIM ONTO HER SHOULDERS…’JUDGING STRIKE’!!!!!!! DEATH VALLEY DRIVER CONNECTS AND THERON NIKOLAS IS OUT! ARIA GOES FOR THE PIN! ARIA WINS! ARIA WINS! ARIA HAS BEATEN THERON NIKOLAS HERE TONIGHT THIS IS INSANE!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: FUCK!!! THERON NIKOLAS KICKS OUT!!! ARIA CAN’T BELIEVE IT AND-…
Deadprez: WAIT! THERON NIKOLAS IS UP AND GRABS ARIA! THERON FORCES ARIA BACK TO THE GROUND, AND HE LOCKS HER WRIST! THERON STARTS TO REPEATEDLY DRIVE HIS BOOT RIGHT INTO THE SKULL OF ARIA AND ARIA IS LOSING CONSCIOUSNESS FAST!!
Eve: THERON NOW PULLS ARIA BACK UP TO HER FEET WHILE HER WRIST IS STILL LOCKED..AND HE TRANSITIONS IT INTO A SHORT ARM LARIAT!!!! THE TOUCH OF HEROINE LITERALLY TAKES ARIA’S HEAD OFF, AND THAT HAS TO BE IT!!!
Gavin Kirkland: ARIA CRUMBLES DOWN TO THE FLOOR, AND THERON DOES AS WELL, AS HE DRAPES HIMSELF OVER ARIA INTO A COVER! THIS HAS TO BE IT!!!
Deadprez: NOJFEDIOFIF32INOG3F2IOM3F2OIP ARIA POWERS OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!! ARIA POWERS OUT! ARIA USED ALL HER STRENGTH AND POWERED OUT OF THE COVER AFTER TOUCH OF HEROINE! THERON NIKOLAS IS SEETHING! THERON CAN’T BELIEVE THIS! WHAT DOES HE HAVE TO DO TO KEEP ARIA DOWN?!?!?
(Theron Nikolas begins to get back up to his feet, while ARIA is still down and out on the mat below. Theron starts to take a breathing room, but before he could do it, suddenly heard across the speakers…)
Gina Romano: THERE ARE 5 MINUTES LEFT REMAINING OF THIS MATCH!!! I REPEAT, THERE ARE 5 MINUTES LEFT REMAINING!
Gavin Kirkland: :krabs:
Eve: I COMPLETELY FORGOT ABOUT THE 20 MINUTE TIME LIMIT, AND LOOK AT THERON NIKOLAS! HE’S PANICKING! THERON PICKS ARIA UP..BUT SHE’S FIGHTING HIM OFF! ARIA is fighting Nikolas away, as she then catches him in a schoolboy!!
Deadprez: BUT THERON KICKS OUT-…BUT ARIA TRANSITIONS INTO YET ANOTHER ROLLUP!!! THIS COULD BE IT!!!
Gavin Kirkland: THERON NIKOLAS KICKS OUT ONCE AGAIN, AND ARIA GOES TO TRANSITION INTO YET ANOTHER ROLLUP, BUT THERON GETS OUT OF IT THIS TIME AND BOTH OF THEM MAKE IT UP TO THEIR FEET…
Eve: JUMPING DOUBLE FOOT STOMP BY ARIA!!! ARIA CAUGHT THERON WITH THE DOUBLE FOOT STOMP AND THEY BOTH COLLAPSES TO THE GROUND!! ARIA is pulling through, looking just to be recognized, and it is paying off right now! She may be able to defeat a future Hall Of Famer here tonight in Theron Nikolas! ARIA is not going to give up at all right now! ARIA is pulling herself back up to her feet, but Theron can be seen getting back up as well!
Gavin Kirkland: THERON RUNS STRAIGHT TOWARDS ARIA BUT SHE CATCHES HIM WITH A GERMAN SUPLEX!!
Gina Romano: THERE ARE 2 MINUTES LEFT REMAINING OF THIS MATCH!!! I REPEAT, THERE ARE 2 MINUTES LEFT REMAINING!
Gavin Kirkland: :krabs::krabs::krabs:!!!!!!!!!!!
Deadprez: ARIA IS PANICKING, BUT LOOK! SHE NOTICES THAT THERON IS DOWN, AND SHE IS HEADING TO THE TOP ROPE! ARIA IS STANDING STILL ON THE TOP ROPE, AS SHE HAS HER BALANCE…BUT SHE’S WASTING TIME! SHE’S WASTING TIME-
Gavin Kirkland: 2TF!!!!!! TO THE FUTURE!!!!!!!!!
Gina Romano: THERE IS 1 MINUTE LEFT REMAINING OF THIS MATCH!!! I REPEAT, THERE IS 1 MINUTE LEFT REMAINING!
Eve: THERON NIKOLAS MOVED OUT OF THE WAY OF THE 2TF! HE AVOIDED THE SPIRAL TAP! THERON QUICKLY PULLS ARIA BACK UP TO HER FEET…’GHOST’S REQUIEM’!!!!!!!
Deadprez: ARIA COUNTERS IT AGAIN INTO ZIRCON CUTTER! ZIRCON CUTTER CONNECTS AND THERON NIKOLAS GOES DOWN AND ARIA LIFTS HIM UP TO HIS KNEES! ARIA IS PANICKING LOOKING AROUND, BUT LISTEN!!!!!
Gina Romano: THERE ARE 30 SECONDS LEFT REMAINING OF THIS MATCH!!! I REPEAT, THERE ARE 30 SECONDS LEFT REMAINING!
Gavin Kirkland: 30 SECONDS???-
Deadprez: ARIA RUNS OFF THE ROPES, AND SHE HITS J4A!!! JUSTICE FOR ALL CONNECTS THE RUNNING KNEE STRIKE CONNECTS!!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: WAIT! NASTAHA AGNELLO TRIPPED HER UP-
Eve: GHOST’S REQUIEM!!!! ARIA STUMBLED RIGHT INTO THE SWINGING REVERSE STO, AND ARIA IS OUT OF IT! THERON CRAWLS HIS WAY TO THE COVER…AND HE MAKES IT!!!
Gina Romano: THERE ARE 10 SECONDS LEFT REMAINING OF THIS MATCH!!! I REPEAT, THERE ARE 10 SECONDS LEFT REMAINING-
(DING! DING! DING!)
Gina Romano: …HERE IS YOUR WINNER OF THIS MATCH…THERON NIKOLAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(‘Your Turn’ begins to blast through the arena once again, to absolute silence from everyone in attendance as Nastaha Agnello would roll into the ring, Theron gets up to his feet, and instead of the referee raising his hand, Nastaha does it herself.)
Gavin Kirkland: …Wow.
Deadprez: Well gawd damn…
Eve: ARIA is a fucking star, and she proved it here tonight! She took Theron Nikolas to nearly a 20 Minute Draw, and the only reason she lost this Match was due to Natasha Agnello. Congratulations to Theron Nikolas on this win, but DAMN, congratulations to ARIA on the star-making performance!
Gavin Kirkland: YOU GOT THAT RIGHT! MY GURL-
Deadprez: Dawg calm DOWN.
Gavin Kirkland: HEY WHAT WAS THAT FOR?!
Eve: QUIT IT!
Deadprez: Eve, you are 100% correct! Theron Nikolas may have won this Match here tonight, but if it wasn’t for Natasha, ARIA would’ve had this Match won! ARIA proved as to why she is one of the best rising Elitists here on the Showdown Roster and in EAW to date!
(Theron and Natasha would continue to celebrate his victory, as Ayu Megumi would check on ARIA, ARIA looking absolutely crushed at the result of the Match, but Ayu reassures to ARIA just how great of a performance she pulled tonight, as they hug, and the Camera fades to a commercial break.)
(As the camera pans to the ring, as ‘King’s Dead’ by Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, Future, James Blake starts to play as the crowd erupts in cheers. Limmy Monaghan slowly walks out headed to the ring with a very intense look on his face.)
Deadprez: Here is Limmy Monaghan and like many others that have found themselves in, he is searching for an opponent, one that is worthy of a challenge so that he could have his Pain For Pride moment and build up to Season 15 with some momentum, whether it be on Showdown or any of the other brands that could draft him.
Eve: Limmy has a huge match next week in the Main Event against TLA in the Pick Your Poison, but tonight it is all about wanting to know his road into Pain For Pride.
Gavin Kirkland: The Monarch is here!
(As Limmy head into the ring, he stands on the apron and looks out at the crowd as they cheer.)
Gina Romano: PLEASE WELCOME…. LIMMY MONAGHAN!
(The crowd continues to cheer as he gets in the ring, takes the mic and points to the fans before speaking on the mic….)
Limmy Monaghan: I have been watching around at other promotions to what has been happening in recent weeks, and I am not alone. I know there are other Elitists that feel the same way as me, no doubt about it. But in order for me to really get a handle and grasp on things, I cannot worry about them, I need to worry about ME. Pain for Pride is the biggest event of the year, I don’t plan to lose. Last year was pretty painful and not prideful, not winning the Cash in the Vault set the pace for the season, but with Season 16 coming and more experience under my belt, because I plan to be a World Champion sooner rather than later.
(The crowd cheers at his doctrine but can tell that Limmy still has a lot bothering him.)
Limmy Monaghan: But first thing is first, I need to find an opponent at Pain For Pride, I need to be in a match that means something! I need to face an opponent that when I win, it will go down in the history books as a moment that no one will forget. I’m also not delusional, I see what is being created around me. There are a lot of Elitists that have their spots already but here I am, waiting to see mine. Soi like I already said a few weeks ago, I will say it again…. I am calling anyone out that wants a chance to make history! Because I know that there is someone out there ready and willing to do whatever it takes to make a Pain For Pride moment.
(As the crowd continues to cheer, Limmy paces the ring waiting for anyone to come out. He leans against the ropes and continues to wait as the crowd becomes more and more restless.)
Deadprez: Limmy Monaghan wants a challenger! He is waiting for anyone to step up to the plate, but will he find one!? We have seen others in different brands also searching for opponents, but it would be a damn shame if he didn’t have an opponent set at Pain for Pride!
Eve: That is true, here is an Elitist that was moments away from becoming a World Champion, and next week he will face TLA one more time to make a point in the Pick Your Poison stipulation!
Gavin Kirkland: Whatever it is that…..
(Suddenly “Natural” by Imagine Dragons plays throughout the arena as the crowd stands in shock and Dynasty’s own Terry Chambers walks out. The crowd starts to cheer as Limmy looks on, tilting his head some glaring at the former EAW World Champion.)
Deadprez: IT’S TERRY CHAMBERS! THIS MAN HAS BEATEN SOME OF THE BEST IN THE EAW AND WAS A FORMER WORLD CHAMPION! WE SAW THAT HE WAS LOOKING FOR AN OPPONENT TOO AT PAIN FOR PRIDE AND HERE WE ARE! LOOK AT HIM! HE IS MAKING HIS WAY TO THE RING AND THE FANS ARE CHEERING WILDLY!
Eve: ASK AND YOU SHALL RECEIVE! THERE HAS BEEN RUMORS CIRCULATING THIS COULD BE TERRY’S LAST MATCH FOR A LONG TIME IF EVER BUT WE WILL SEE!
Gavin Kirkland: THIS IS ABOUT TO GET GOOD!
(Terry makes his way to the ring and grabs a mic, he then paces a little before his theme dies down.)
Terry Chambers: I was in the back listening to you talk Limmy, and I know I’m part of the red brand here, but I had a similar dilemma as I too was looking for a challenge, but then I decided to look elsewhere, see what was going on when it came to Voltage and Showdown, and here we are. Limmy, I know how close you came to become a World Champion. You were a great Hardcore Champion. I also remember when you were some comedy act back at Fighting Spirit 2020 when Bethany and I teamed up against you and Mark Macias, where you have grown so much in that time. Then as I was thinking, it donned on me, Limmy…. That I want my opponent to be special, I want to face an Elitists who IS a future World Champion and with that said, I am ready to extend my hand and make it official. Limmy Monaghan versus Terry Chambers at Pain For Pride and lets make the moment that we both want.
(As the crowd roars, he extends his hand out. Limmy looks at it for a moment, then back at the crowd. He paces a bit before finally shaking it as the crowd cheers….)
Deadprez: AND IT IS OFFICIAL! TERRY CHAMBERS WILL TAKE ON LIMMY MONAGHAN AT PAIN FOR PRIDE! COULD THIS BE TERRY’S LAST MATCH IN EAW! WHAT A MOMENT FOR LIMMY MONAGHAN TO BE THE GUY WHO SENDS HIM OUT!
Eve: IT REALLY IS! AND LIMMY HAS HIS PAIN FOR PRIDE ROAD SET!
Gavin Kirkland: RETIRE HIM LIMMY!
(The two men continue to handshake as it fades to a commercial break.)
(The camera cuts to Gina Romano in the ring.)
Gina Romano: THE FOLLOWING CONTEST IS SCHEDULED FOR…ONE FALL!!
Crowd: ONE FALL!!
(“Praise The Lord” by Bandokay plays out Charlie Marr, who’s seen clutching the Hardcore Title close to his chest before stopping at the end of the rampway, allowing “Primrose” by Dream State to play next, and Daryl Kinkade strolls down next to Charlie, the two briefly locking eyes before heading into the ring, obviously not thrilled to be teaming.)
Gina Romano: Introducing first! At a combined weight of 465 pounds…THE TEAM OF CHARLIE MARR AND DARYL KINKADE!!
Eve: Notice how they weren’t called MarrKade, because tonight isn’t a United front.
Deadprez: No, these two men aren’t a team anymore, I’d say they’re a ticking time bomb waiting to explode.
Gavin Kirkland: We saw Charlie work together with Ronan, maybe he’ll be able to do the same with Daryl.
Eve: That’s true, but only time will tell.
(“People are Strange” by The Dead South plays down the Unified Tag Team Champions, being flanked by Trixie Stane. The crowd our pretty much in between, some rooting for MarrKade, others rooting for Off-Brand Amphetamines.)
Gina Romano: And their opponents! At a combined weight of 476 pounds…THEY ARE THE CURRENT EAW UNIFIED TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS…OFF-BRAND AMPHETAMINES!
Deadprez: Even if Charlie and Daryl do get back into the groove, they still have a pretty big mountain to climb, that being our current EAW Tag Team Champions.
Eve: At Battle of Egypt, they beat both Haircare Kings, AND High Rollerz.
Deadprez: That’s pretty impressive, and I don’t see this wave of tag team momentum stopping anytime soon.
(Kirk waits in his respective corner as both Marr and Kinkade bicker on who’s starting off, ultimately deciding on Daryl.)
(DING! DING! DING!)
Eve: There’s the bell, and after a brief squabble on the apron, it looks like Daryl Kinkade is gonna start things off for his team against Kirk Redwood. Both competitors circle each other before locking up in the center of the ring, jockeying for position before Redwood backs Daryl into the ropes, forcing the referee to intervene with a five count.
Deadprez: Kirk stays pushing on the face of Kinkade, and doesn’t look like he’s planning to stop anytime soon, we know he can get aggressive in that ring.
Referee: TWO! THREE!
Eve: Finally, he relents, backing away from Daryl, who’s clearly annoyed with Kirk’s actions, and wastes no time marching toward his opponent. However, Kirk had it scouted, making a go behind on Kinkade for a rear waistlock, cinching it tighter and tighter. Meanwhile, Daryl successfully pries those hands apart, and wrings the arm of Redwood before pulling him into a standing side headlock.
Deadprez: Kirk goes to rebound Daryl off the ropes, but Kinkade skids down to a knee. Kirk fights back to a vertical base, and presses his foot down on the back of Daryl’s knee, bringing him to a kneel, and Redwood slips out of the headlock, trapping his opponent with a hammerlock. Daryl regains his footing, AND IS RIGHT TO THE POINT WITH A BACK ELBOW! Stunning Kirk long enough to tack that standing side headlock back on, really wrenching on it.
Eve: Kirk bounces Daryl off the ropes, freeing himself from the headlock. BUT REDWOOD IS DOWNED AS DARYL CAUGHT HIM WITH A SHOULDER BLOCK UPON REBOUND! Kinkade runs off the ropes, causing Kirk to turn over to his belly. Daryl hops over, and runs off the ropes again, TAKING KIRK DOWN WITH ANOTHER SHOULDER TACKLE!
Deadprez: Redwood is quickly back to his feet, and Kinkade grabs him by the back of his head, sending Kirk out through the middle rope. But Kirk lands on his feet, getting up on the apron! Daryl notices this, and rushes in, but wanders right into a forearm, turning Kinkade around as he staggers to the center before doubling over. The referee checks on Daryl, but with his back turned to Kirk, CHARLIE MARR TAKES ADVANTAGE, KNOCKING REDWOOD OFF THE APRON WITH A RUNNING BIG BOOT!
Gavin Kirkland: That’s what happens when you venture into enemy territory.
Eve: After shaking the cobwebs out his head, Daryl comes to realize what happened, and clearly isn’t happy with Marr’s actions, not feeling as if he needed any interference there. But Charlie doesn’t seem to care very much about what Daryl thinks at all, simply extending his hand for a tag, and after some brief consideration, Daryl does it.
Deadprez: Charlie’s the legal man now, and looks to reap his reward, picking up Redwood, AND DRIVING HIM BACK FIRST INTO A CORNER OF THE BARRICADE! Charlie rolls Kirk back into the ring, AND SLINGSHOTS OVER THE ROPE FOR AN ELBOW DROP!
Eve: But while doing so, Daryl tagged Charlie on the back, which I don’t think Marr even realizes as he went for the cover, BUT RUSHES OUTTA THE WAY RATHER QUICKLY, SEEING DARYL SLINGSHOT HIMSELF OVER THE TOP ROPE NOW WITH A SOMERSAULT SENTON! Charlie looks ticked off with his partner’s actions, knowing he could’ve been easily caught in the crossfire, but the referee escorts Charlie out of the ring, and goes to count the cover of Kinkade, who hooks the leg of Kirk!
Deadprez: There’s a kickout by Redwood, who gets brought back to his feet by Daryl, connecting with an elbow smash afterwards that has Kirk reeling into his and Charlie’s corner. Kinkade approaches, but before he can inflict some further damage-
Eve: Charlie tags himself into the match, much to the annoyance of Daryl, who steps out onto the apron as Charlie goes to work with a knife edge chop, echoing throughout the arena!
Eve: Daryl returns the favor, tagging himself in now, and scoring a knife edge chop of his own!
Deadprez: Charlie’s back in now, and lands a knife edge chop! At this point, I think these two are competing.
Deadprez: Daryl’s in now, AND HITS A WICKED KNIFE EDGE CHOP, PROBABLY LOUDEST OF THE BUNCH SO FAR!
Eve: Charlie’s in, and jaw jacks with Daryl while he’s on the apron, saying watch what I’m about to do here. …KNIFE EDGE CHO- NO! KIRK DUCKS UNDERNEATH IT, AND CHARLIE ALMOST HITS DARYL, BUT NARROWLY STOPS HIMSELF! The two lock eyes now, tension rising. BUT KIRK COMES FROM BEHIND WITH A SCHOOL BOY!
Deadprez: KICKOUT! AND BOTH COMPETITORS SCRAMBLE BACK TO THEIR FEET, BUT CHARLIE TAKES KIRK DOWN WITH A BIG LARIAT, SWINGING THE MATCH BACK INTO HIS TEAM’S FAVOR! Charlie drives his knee into the back of a seated Kirk Redwood before locking him up in a rear chinlock.
Eve: Redwood powers back to his feet, delivering back elbows the midsection, and escaping with a jawbreaker. Kirk is on wobbly legs, still a bit dazed from the onslaught he’s taken thus far, AND WALKS RIGHT INTO A PENDULUM BACKBREAKER BY MARR! COVER IS MADE!
Deadprez: KIRK GETS THE SHOULDER UP! Charlie grabs the foot of Redwood, and drags him into his corner, allowing Daryl to tag him on the back!
Eve: Daryl enters the ring, and Charlie Marr exits. KINKADE LEAPS IN THE AIR FOR A KNEE DROP, LANDING RIGHT ON THE CHEST OF REDWOOD!
Deadprez: Nice to see Charlie and Daryl working together for at least a brief second as Kinkade covers!
Eve: Immediate kickout after the count of two, and Kirk tries getting back to his feet, but Daryl grabs ahold of his wrist, Irish whipping him into the corner! AND KINKADE CHARGES IN FOR A EUROPEAN UPPERCUT! DARYL SENDS HIM TO THE OPPOSITE CORNER NOW, BUILDING UP A FULL HEAD OF STEAM! EUROPEAN UPPERCU-
Deadprez: NO! KIRK GETS BOTH KNEES UP! AND HOPS TO THE MIDDLE ROPE, LEAPING OFF WITH A BLOCKBUSTER! Both competitors are down, and Daryl is clutching at the back of his head. Kirk begins crawling over to Solomon Stane, who’s just itching to get in the match. Kinkade begins to come too, however, and starts crawling over to Marr himself.
Eve: TAG MADE WITH BOTH MARR AND STANE BECOMING THE LEGAL MEN FOR THEIR RESPECTIVE TEAMS! EACH MEN CHARGE AT ONE ANOTHER, SOLOMON TAKES CHARLIE DOWN WITH A CLOTHESLINE! MARR IS QUICKLY BACK TO HIS FEET, RUNNING OFF INSTINCT, AND GETS LEVELED WITH ANOTHER CLOTHESLINE! Charlie pops up once more, but this time, staggers back into the corner, LEAVING HIMSELF OPEN FOR A RUNNING JUMPING BACK ELBOW BY SOLOMON!
Deadprez: CHARLIE GETS GRABBED BY THE THROAT, AND BROUGHT TO THE CENTER OF THE RING! ARE WE GONNA SEE TRIUMPH OF TRUTH?! …NO! CHARLIE BLOCKS IT FROM HAPPENING WITH A KNEE TO THE GUT! STANE PUSHES MARR BACK INTO THE ROPES, CAUSING HIM TO REBOUND OFF, AND BENDS DOWN, PERHAPS SIGNALING A BACK BODY DROP!
Eve: BUT CHARLIE COMES BACK WITH A PENALTY KICK RIGHT TO THE FACE, AND RUNS OFF THE ROPES BEHIND STANE, WHO COMES BACK WITH A JUMPING CORKSCREW ROUNDHOUSE KICK! CHARLIE MARR IS DAZED, AND GETS PLANTED WITH TRIUMPH OF TRUTH! SITOUT CHOKESLAM FINALLY CONNECTS!
Deadprez: Solomon has that dangerous look in his eyes now, not even going for the cover, and stalking, waiting for Charlie to get back to his feet. BUT LOOK AT THIS! DARYL SLIDES BACK INTO THE RING, AND RUSHES TOWARD SOLOMON, ONLY TO BE SIDESTEPPED AND SENT OVER THE TOP ROPE!
Eve: Daryl is back to his feet, and looked like he was gonna go back in there. BUT KIRK RUNS OFF THE APRON WITH A DIVING KNEE STRIKE, WIPING THEM BOTH OUT RINGSIDE! Solomon turns around to realize that Charlie Marr has picked himself up in the corner, AND TRIES FOR ANOTHER RUNNING JUMPING BACK ELBOW! BUT CHARLIE AVOIDS IT, RUNNING OFF THE ROPES NOW!
Deadprez: SOLOMON COMES STUMBLING OUT OF THE CORNER, AND CHARLIES ATTEMPTS A BIG BOOT, BUT STANE CATCHES HIM FOR A SIT-OUT POWERBOMB! HOLDING IT FOR A COVER!
Eve: THAT TOOK SOME POWER ON STANE’S END, BUT CHARLIE MARR MANAGES TO STAY IN THE FIGHT!
Gavin Kirkland: But for how long is the question!
Eve: Finally, you speak up on something.
Gavin Kirkland: Sorry, I’ve just been busy watching Trixie Stane ringside… :mjlit:
Deadprez: Solomon is poised to put Charlie away now.
(‘Pinky! Pinky!’ by The Idol Formerly Known as LADYBABY blares throughout the arena, playing down both Ayu Megumi and Usagi Senshi, each member having steel chairs in their hand, diverting Solomon’s attention from the downed Charlie Marr.)
Eve: Uh-oh. This isn’t looking good, could Ice Ages be aiming to send an early message going into Pain for Pride 15?
Deadprez: If so, Solomon Stane looks ready, inviting those two to enter the ring.
Eve: Can he really take them though? After all, Ice Ages are fresh. He, on the other hand, is not.
Gavin Kirkland: And if the idiot hasn’t realized by now, they have steel chairs!
(Usagi and Ayu briefly look at one another before setting up the chairs at the end of the rampway, taking a seat to watch the action further unfold.)
Eve: Can’t say they didn’t have me there with those steel chairs, but I’m glad they’re gonna let the match roll on.
Deadprez: This is the main event of Showdown, last thing these fans wanna see it end with is disqualification. Regardless, Stane issues a threat to both competitors about coming down there before returning focus to Charlie Marr, WHO LOOKS TO SCORE A BLINDSIDE ATTACK ON STANE, BUT GETS HOISTED UP IN A FIREMAN’S CARRY! KEY OF SOLOMON!
Eve: YOU MIGHTA SPOKE TOO SOON THERE AS CHARLIE SLIPS OFF THE SHOULDERS BEHIND STANE, WHO TURNS AROUND, AND RUNS RIGHT INTO A FRONT POWERSLAM! An exhausted Charlie simply keeps his arm draped across the chest of Stane as the referee begins the count!
Deadprez: AND A KICKOUT AT TWO, MARR ALMOST KNOCKED OFF THE TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS! You can see some frustration on Charlie’s face, but he ultimately watches as Solomon picks himself up in his respective corner, however, no Kirk in sight.
Eve: CHARLIE CHARGES IN WITH A CORNER BICYCLE KNEE STRIKE! BUT ISNT DONE JUST YET, RUNNING OFF THE ROPES NOW!
Eve: TAG! THERES A TAG! CHARLIE HAD HIS BACK TURNT WHEN RUNNING, AND KIRK SEIZED THE MOMENT, CLIMBING TO THE TOP ROPE NOW, AND DIVING OFF WITH A CROSSBODY AS CHARLIE COMES REBOUNDING BACK NOW! Solomon crumples to the canvas before rolling out the ring, therefore, can’t come into save his partner as CHARLIE ROLLS THROUGH THE CROSSBODY, HOOKING THE LEG ON REDWOOD FOR A DEEP COVER!
Deadprez: KICKOUT! AND BOTH COMPETITORS ARE ALMOST IMMEDIATELY BACK TO THEIR FEET! KIRK WINDS UP WALKING RIGHT INTO A SPINEBUSTER BY MARR! HEADMASTERS RITUAL COULD BE THE MOVE THAT PUTS THIS MATCH AWAY AS CHARLIE MAKES THE COVER!
Eve: REDWOOD STAYS IN IT, AND CHARLIE STARTS POUNDING THE MAT IN FRUSTRATION, WHICH IS REALLY STARTING TO SEEP IN! Marr grabs the ankles of Kirk, but gets kicked back into his corner!
Deadprez: TAG IS MADE, MAKING KINKADE THE LEGAL MAN NOW AS HE ENTERS THE RING, SEEING THAT KIRK HAS GOTTEN BACK TO HIS FEET, BUT NOT FOR LONG, LANDING A SUPERKICK! BUT WAIT! CHARLIE MARR ALSO THREW A BIG BOOT IN THERE TO KIRK REDWOOD, AND FOR THOSE THAT DONT KNOW, THATS AN OLD TAG TEAM MANEUVER OF MARRKADE CALLED TALE OF TWO CITIES!
Eve: IM NOT EVEN SURE IF THAT WAS ON PURPOSE AS BOTH COMPETITORS GLANCE AT EACH OTHER, BUT DARYL QUICKLY REFOCUSES HIMSELF, SCRAMBLING INTO A COVER ON REDWOOD!
Eve: AGAIN, RESILIENCE IS SHOWN AS KIRK KICKS OUT! TURNING HIMSELF OVER IN THE PROCESS, AND THERES NO WASTED MOTION ON DARYL’S END, ATTEMPTING FOR THE KINK, WHICH IS HIS NAME FOR THE ARM TRAP CROSS-LEGGED STF! BUT ONCE TYING THOSE LEGS UP, KIRK REALIZED THE DANGER HE WAS IN, AND QUICKLY CRAWLED OVER TO THE BOTTOM ROPE, GETTING BOTH HANDS ON IT! The referee pulls Daryl away, and this allows Kirk to slide out to the apron.
Deadprez: DARYL BREAKS FREE FROM THE REFEREE’S SCOLD, AND CHARGES OVER TO KIRK, BUT RUNS RIGHT INTO A STEP-UP KNEE STRIKE! Daryl got caught flush, and stumbles to the center of the ring before collapsing down to a knee. Kirk goes to re-enter the ring, BUT CHARLIE TRIES FOR A REPEAT OF EARLIER, RUNNING AT KIRK ON THE APRON! BUT REDWOOD HAS HIM SCOUTED, SCORING A SUPERKICK!
Eve: MARR GOT KNOCKED OFF THE APRON, OPENING UP ROOM FOR KIRK TO RE-ENTER THE RING, AND BARRELS INTO MARR WITH A RUNNING KNEE TO THE BACK OF THE HEAD! BLITZKRIEG BOP! REDWOOD SHOOTS THE HALF, AND HOOKS BOTH LEGS FOR THE VICTORY!
Deadprez: KICKOUT BY KINKADE! Solomon is back on the apron now, and his hand stretched for the tag! Kirk pulls Daryl up by the wrist, and was gonna try to direct him into the corner. BUT GETS IRISH WHIPPED INTO MARRKADE’S INSTEAD! RUNNING BICYCLE KNEE STRIKE TAKES STANE OFF THE APRON! DARYL TURNS ATTENTION BACK TO REDWOOD, AND CRASHES INTO HIM WITH ANOTHER RUNNING EUROPEAN UPPERCUT!
Eve: DARYL STARTS TO HAMMER HIM WITH A FLURRY OF STRAIGHT EUROPEAN UPPERCUTS NOW, KIRK HAS NOWHERE TO GO AS HES PINNED UP IN THAT CORNER! KINKADE BRINGS REDWOOD TO THE CENTER OF THE RING NOW FOR A CROSS LEGGED FISHERMAN BRAINBUSTER! BUT BEFORE HE CAN GET HIM UP, SOLOMON PEELS DARYL AWAY FROM KIRK WITH A GERMAN SUPLEX INTO THEIR CORNER!
Deadprez: Kinkade remains seated there, glossed over as Solomon steps out to the apron, urging Kirk to crawl over for a tag. Redwood’s on all fours, and gets some wits about him, crawling over to his corner.
Eve: SOLOMON STANE IS IN THE MATCH, AND GRABS DARYL IN POSITION FOR A SUPLEX!
Deadprez: Tag back out to Redwood, and if I’m to guess, must be setting up for End of the Rainbow as Kirk enters. CHARLIE MARR IS BACK IN, STOPPING ANYMORE FROM HAPPENING AS HE TAKES OUT SOLOMON WITH A RIGHT HAND, SENDING HIM TUMBLING OUT THROUGH THE MIDDLE ROPE!
Eve: CHARLIE TURNS AROUND TO FACE KIRK NOW, AND TRIES FOR THE DISCUS LARIAT! BUT REDWOOD DUCKS BELOW IT, AND CHARLIE WIPES OUT HIS OWN PARTNER IN KINKADE WITH THE CHARING CROSS! MARR CANT BELIEVE IT AS THAT WAS NOT HIS INTENTION!
Deadprez: KIRK COMES FROM BEHIND, WHIPPING CHARLIE INTO THE ROPES, POSSIBLY HOPING TO SEND HIM OUT OF THE RING! BUT MARR STOPS HIMSELF, GRABBING ONTO THE TOP ROPE WITH ONE HAND, AND HALTING A CHARGING KIRK IN HIS TRACKS WITH A BACK ELBOW! BUT SOLOMON STANE SLIDES BACK IN THE RING, CLOTHESLINING BOTH HIMSELF AND CHARLIE OVER THE TOP ROPE!
Eve: Kirk fell to all fours after that back elbow, but upon realizing what just happened, crawls over to the downed Daryl, having this win well in hand it seems like as he drapes his arm over the chest of Redwood.
Deadprez: CHARLIE BREAKS IT UP, SLIDING IN THE RING, AND PUSHING KIRK OFF THE COVER! Solomon tries getting back on the apron, but only makes it a knee before Charlie knocks him off with a running knee to the side of his face! Marr turns around, and back body drops a running Kirk Redwood to the outside. Charlie steps out onto the apron, and watches as both Kirk and Solomon pull themselves up.
Eve: CHARLIE DIVES OFF ONTO BOTH MEN WITH A DOUBLE CLOTHESLINE, SACRIFICING HIMSELF TO TAKE OUT OFF-BRAND AMPHETAMINES! ALL COMPETITORS ARE DOWN!
Referee: ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR! FIVE! SIX! SEVEN!
Deadprez: COUNT OF SEVEN, BUT KIRK ROLLS BACK INTO THE RING!
Gavin Kirkland: :lupe:
Deadprez: Charlie realizes he’s not the legal man, so goes over to Daryl, and tries pulling him up in a front facelock. At this point, it’s 225 pounds of dead weight he’s dealing with.
Referee: EIGHT! NINE! T-
Eve: CHARLIE MANAGES TO ROLL DARYL BACK INTO THE RING! But Kinkade looks like he doesn’t know where he is, slowly working his way back to a vertical base. KIRK REDWOOD LOOKS TO TAKE ADVANTAGE, SPRINGING OFF THE MIDDLE ROPE! BUT DARYL COMES TOO, SPRINGING UP THERE HIMSELF, AND TAKING KIRK DOWN WITH A RUSSIAN LEGSWEEP!
Deadprez: Daryl pulls Kirk up to his feet in a full Nelson! BUT REDWOOD BACKPEDALS DARYL BACK FIRST INTO HIS CORNER!
Deadprez: CHARLIE MARR TAGGED HIMSELF IN, AND DARYL REGAINS CONTROL OVER KIRK, SPINNING HIM AROUND TO FACE MARR, WHO CLIMBS TO THE MIDDLE ROPE! OFF WITH THEIR HEAD! DIVING UPPERCUT, DRAGON SUPLEX COMBO!
Eve: But before Charlie can go for the cover off that, Daryl spins him around, wanting an explanation for the Charing Cross he got caught with earlier!
Deadprez: OH NO! Charlie simply shoves Daryl back, attempting to place focus back on the match!
Gavin Kirkland: Cmon, there’s a time and a place for this, not here, not now. Please, the match is won.
Eve: OOH! DARYL TURNS HIM AROUND, CLOCKING MARR WITH A RIGHT HAND, CAUSING HIM TO STAGGER BACK INTO A SCHOOL BOY BY KIRK REDWOOD!
(DING! DING! DING!)
Gina Romano: HERES YOUR WINNER…OFF-BRAND AMPHETAMINES!
(“People are Strange” by The Dead South plays as Kirk lies on the canvas, exhausted from the match he just took part in. Meanwhile, Charlie is on both knees, having each hand on his head in shock at what just happened.)
Eve: Tag Champs pick up the win, but with some assistance from Daryl Kinkade, who wasn’t gonna put up with Charlie Marr anymore.
Gavin Kirkland: I called it! I knew they were a ticking time bomb.
Deadprez: Actually, that was me.
Gavin Kirkland: :scusthov:
Eve: BUT LOOK AT THIS, AN INFURIATED CHARLIE SPEARS DARYL OUT OF THE RING, AND MOUNTS HIM WITH PUNCHES!
Deadprez: BUT THE DUO SWITCH SPOTS, AND KINKADE HAMMERS MARR WITH RIGHT HANDS NOW!
Eve: CHARLIE KICKS HIM AWAY, AND STAGGERS BACK TO HIS FEET, REELING BACK AFTER THOSE PUNCHES, LEANING HIMSELF UP AGAINST THE CORNER OF A BARRICADE!
Deadprez: DARYL CHARGES IN, AND CLOTHESLINES BOTH HIMSELF AND MARR OVER!
Eve: THEIR BACK UP NOW, AND ARE JUST EXCHANGING RIGHTS! THE TENSION HAVING REACHED AN ALL TIME BOILING POINT HERE!
Deadprez: CHARLIE RAKES THE EYES OF DARYL, AND STARTS STUMBLING TO THE EXIT! BUT KINKADE IS IN HOT PURSUIT, CATCHING CHARLIE WITH A SHOT TO THE UPPER BACK AREA, CAUSING HIM TO CRASH FACE FIRST INTO THE EXIT DOOR, STAGGERING OUT OF IT!
(Daryl and Marr brawl out the arena, and Solomon enters the ring with both Tag Titles in one hand, helping Kirk up with the other, and handing him off his title. Trixie praises both men for the effort, but all turn around once realizing that Ice Ages have slid in the ring.)
Eve: Once again, they get me, and I think even the champions, who looked weary there that Ice Ages were gonna strike.
Deadprez: But no, looks like they’re simply staring down with the champions, and I’ll tell you what, this is match you’re gonna wanna keep an eye out for at Pain for Pride.
Eve: They’re gonna leave it all on the line, especially Off-Brand Amphetamines, who just won the titles, and I don’t think are ready to part ways just yet.
Deadprez: But with that said, our time is running out.
Gavin Kirkland: :noah:
Eve: So, we thank you for joining us this edition of Showdown, and hope you tune in next week, because we are on the road to Pain for Pride, and everything is something to watch out for.
(The hard cam stays tight on a shot of both competitors having a staredown before Off-Brand Amphetamines raise the title high up.)
(EAW Logo Buzzes.)