(As the camera fades into Showdown, Hurricane Hawk and Heidi Huxley are both standing in the offices of the General Manager, where Hurricane Hawk addresses the EAW Universe first….)
Hurricane Hawk: Hello and welcome to another edition of Showdown, our second here in Season 16. We have one of the greatest rosters in the company and look to bring you exciting action each and every single week. “WE WRESTLE” isn’t just some words put together to sell t-shirts, it is a devotion and a mission statement from the Blue Brand to bring its fans the absolute best in all of wrestling action. What that means is quite simple, we are dedicated to the sport and most importantly our working relationship with our new partners in Disney. To say that last week was quite a disappointment is an understatement as all heck had broken loose at the end of our Main Event.
(Heidi now speaks….)
Heidi Huxley: This is not some sort of controlled chaos, we want out Elitists to go into that ring and give it their very best, no questions asked. Disney is not trying to hinder anyone from making a living as professional wrestler, but what we do believe in is in the spirit of competition. So, starting next week we are going to start having team building sessions and seminars that EVERY Elitist on the Showdown brand will be expected to attend. This is not optional, those that do not want to comply will be fined and even suspended. I will admit that I don’t like this free for all stuff and Hurricane Hawk can attest to it. Also, there is one more thing, right Mr. Hawk?
(Clearing his throat, Hurricane Hawk nods…)
Hurricane Hawk: Yes… yes… of course. What we want here on the blue brand is the best in competition, with the roster we have, I think it is safe to say that we have one of the best ever, but with that comes competition and those that want to be the absolute best and so I would like to announce a few matches, but please keep in mind that anyone this week that breaks those rules and decides to go into business on their own? They will be disciplined. For now, though with Midsummer Massacre right around the corner in two weeks, I would like to announce a few matches signed. First Kassidy Heart versus Jack Ripley, Impact will defend his Answers World Championship against Chris Elite. And after last week with the bad blood, I have made it official. It will be Xander Payne versus Jake Smith versus Adam Lucas.
(Heidi smiles at the announcements.)
Heidi Huxley: Thank you so much for joining us here tonight in beautiful Montevideo, Uruguay! Enjoy the show and remember to watch us on Disney Plus, and get all of your EAW merchandise on the EAW Network and the Disney store!
Hurricane Hawk: Thank you all and enjoy Showdown as it starts….. RIGHT NOW!
(As Hurricane Hawk points, the camera fades to the beginning of Showdown.)
(EAW Intro plays…)
(RECAP– The show opened to Hurricane Hawk and Heidi Huxley standing in the center of the ring explaining all the great things that are going to happen this season. In the opening contest, the returning Komatsu Ogawa defeats Xerxes Godfrey. Afterwards, Jake Smith and Adam meet up backstage and exchange a mutual handshake. Next, Harley Lewis is victorious is a very impressive four way elimination match against Mary S. Atlas, Lila Vandran, and Alex Blade. Then New Breed Champion Alex Myers comes out to talk to the EAW fans before being confronted by Antonne Prudence and attacked by Abel Atami. Lucas Johnson then took on Veena Adams with Veena picking up the win.Then the Answers World Champion Impact came out to the ring to talk to the crowd, but was confronted by Chris Elite who issued a challenge for the Answer World Championship. Afterwards, Jon Kelton defeated Jay Jerry Johnson and Roberto De La Rosa to become the Number One Contender for the National Elite Championship.Then Kassidy Heart came to the ring and addressed the EAW Universe before being interrupted by Jack Ripley. Chris Elite then defeats Lexi in singles action. New Universal Women’s Champion Harper Lee comes to the ring to talk before Andrea Valentine came out and issued a rematch challenge for the Universal Women’s Title. Finally, in the main event, the match between National Elite Champion Donovan Duke and Adam Lucas and Xander Payne and Jack Ripley was ruled a no contest due to special commentator Jake Smith attacking Adam and Xander as Jack Ripley was taken out as he tried to leave by Kassidy Heart thanks to his actions from earlier. )
(“Brick Wall” by A Day to Remember plays throughout the arena while the camera pans across the very excited and raucous crowd at the Antel Arena in sensational Montevideo, Uruguay. The camera continues panning around the arena showing the numerous EAW fans in attendance that are filling up the sold out arena holding up their signs and wearing the shirts of the many EAW Elitists before settling down at ringside where Eve, Deadprez, and Gavin Kirkland are sitting at the commentary table ready to call all the amazing Showdown action.)
Deadprez: We are live at the sold out Antel Arena in Montevideo, Uruguay! Ladies and gentlemen, this is Saturday. Night. SHOWDOWN! Thank you for joining us in your homes tonight as we continue towards Midsummer Massacre. Tonight the blue brand is giving you an action packed show, especially after how last week’s show ended with a whole bunch of chaos everywhere.
Eve: You better believe it, Deadprez. Tonight we have Lucas Johnson taking on the Number One Contender for the New Breed Title in Abel Atami. We also have Xerxes Godfrey and Alex Blade going one on one in a match with major implications. We can’t forget the New Breed Champion Alex Myers is in action this week taking on the dangerous Komatsu Ogawa in non title action.
Gavin Kirkland: SHOWDOWN RULES!!! Of course Showdown is filled with WRESTLING action. We can’t forget that the other Champions of Showdown are here to compete. Like the Champion vs. Champion match tonight. We have two opportunistic champions in the Universal Women’s Champion Harper Lee taking on National Elite Champion Donovan Duke. Also, in what will be my favorite match of the night we have the beau… tough competitor in “The Mauler” Kassidy Heart taking on Holly Arrow.
Eve: Of course it would be your favorite match. But that’s not all. We are going to have the National Elite Champion Donovan Duke and his Number One Contender Jon Kelton facing off in the center of that very ring later tonight.
Deadprez: Finally, in our main event, we have tag team action once again as we have former Unified Tag Team Champions Jake Smith and Chris Elite… The Haircare Kings are back and they are taking on what could be a very dangerous team of New EAW Hall of Famer Xander Payne and #10Reignz himself, the Answers World Champion Impact. What a hard hitting match that will be. Earlier I talked about the chaotic ending to last week’s Showdown and it was addressed as we went on the air! So let’s go to Gina Romano and the call for the opening match!
(The camera pans to Gina Romano standing in the ring…)
Gina Romano: The opening contest has a fifteen minute time limit and it is scheduled FOR!
Crowd: ONE FALL!!
( ‘9 5 . South’ by J. Cole plays over the sound system of the Antel Arena as Atami is making his way to the ring looking ready and holding the ends of the damp white towel around his neck He is sided with by his personal business manager. )
Gina Romano: INTRODUCING FIRST! Accompanied to the ring by Antonne Prudence. From Upolu, Samoa! Weighing in at 251 pounds; He Is The Potentate! ABEEEEELLLLLL ATAAAAAMIIIIIIIIII!!!!!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: Here comes the Aspect making his way to the ring!
Deadprez: On the first Showdown of the season, the man made his presence known by attacking the New Breed Champion who he will fight against for the title at MidSummer Massacre! The message was sent, how will Myers respond?
Eve: We might find out tonight, but until then Atami seems to be a man on a mission and he is ready to get over the next obstacle standing between him and greatness.
( “Ready to Die” by The Notorious B.I.G. starts to play as Lucas Johnson makes his way to the ring to a mixed reaction from the crowd. )
Bella Braxton: AAAAAAAAND HIS OPPONENT! He is from Long Island, New York! Weighing in at 210 pounds; “THE EMPEROR OF VIOLENCE” LUCAS JOHNSON!
Gavin Kirkland: Last week’s loss against Veena Adams doesn’t seem to deter the man’s resolve and determination ahead of this match!
Deadprez: Absolutely and he made it clear through Social Media as well as through videos.
Eve: Now is an excellent opportunity for him to step up against one of the up-and-coming members of the Showdown roster!
( Ding! Ding! Ding! )
Deadprez: And this match is officially underway AND LUCAS IS NOT WASTING ANY TIME THROWING HIMSELF AT ABEL ATAMI THROWING PUNCHES AND ELBOWS TO QUICKLY TRY AND GAIN THE UPPER HAND EARLY IN THIS MATCH! Atami is backed into a corner and the referee is asking for separation early!
Eve: Look at Abel! He’s daring Lucas to come at him again!
Gavin Kirkland: Is the man insane?
Eve: Or maybe he feels like Johnson hits like a girl?
Gavin Kirkland: Maybe!
Deadprez: Atami is side-stepping along the ropes as Lucas is going at him again striking with fists blocked by Atami’s forearms! Abel is once again backed into a corner under the attacks of Lucas BUT he grabs the man with both arms locked in reverse and pushes Lucas in a corner now! The official is asking for separation again! Abel slowly backs away BUT DRIVES A HEADBUTT TO LUCAS!! HE FOLLOWS WITH ANOTHER AND THEN A FEW SHOULDERS!!
Gavin Kirkland: An elbow then a second by Abel chaining it with a series of quick jabs to the button on Johnson’ jaw! He keeps jabbing away as Lucas follows the ropes and goes to another corner before getting a series of stiff shoot kicks from Atami right to his chest of Lucas! It does look like they could chop down trees!
Deadprez: SUDDENLY LUCAS THROWS AN OVERHEAD STRIKE TRYING TO FOUND A COMEBACK! He throws another one! And he goes for a knife-edged chop on the chest of Atami who’s now back against the ropes!! And an elbow straight to the jaw of Abel has him reeling backward! BUT HE THROWS A CHOP OF HIS OWN THAT GETS LUCAS TO BACK AWAY!
Gavin Kirkland: Atami moves to gain velocity by bouncing against the ropes BUT LUCAS CLIPS HIM IN THE FACE WITH A PERFECT DROPKICK!! ABEL DIDN’T SEE THAT ONE COMING AND HE’S DOWN! Atami rolls to the outside trying to gather himself, and Lucas slides to the outside as well but on another side of the ring. He jogs, makes the corner, AND QUICKLY HOPS ON THE APRON THEN RAMS A KNEE TO THE FACE OF ABEL!!
Eve: Abel looks like he is out cold laid flat on the floor, Antonne is by his side now as Lucas peers down on his opponent from the apron while the official talks him up a bit.
Deadprez: That knee went straight to the temple of Able and he is slowly getting to his knees as Lucas is getting to him. He grabs his head AND SENDS HIM AGAINST THE TOP OF OUR TABLE!! Lucas is looking for some reaction from the crowd who responds by booing him!
Gavin Kirkland: He should focus on the task at hand and messing with the fans isn’t what will win him the match tonight. He goes inside the ring, standing with his hands on the top rope as Atami is getting up and against the apron. Johnson goes to springboard himself for an attack BUT ABEL MOVES ASIDE AND THROWS A KNEE UPWARD CATCHING LUCAS IN THE STOMACH!!
Eve: That just changed the tide of this match right there!
Deadprez: Lucas can be in alot of trouble as Able stares down at him before kicking him in the back a few times. Johnson rolls to sit on his butt holding his back as Abel sizes up the damage he’s done. He is waiting on Abel like a predator AND SUDDENLY CHARGES AND PUTS A BOOT RIGHT TO JOHNSON’S FACE!!
Gavin Kirkland: He then quickly goes and grabs Lucas by the hair AND SENDS HIM AGAINST THE STEEL STEPS! HIS FORCE SENT JOHNSON OVER THE THING AND DOWN ON HIS BACK! Abel in command as the referee is starting to count him and Lucas!
Referee: ONE! TWO!!
Deadprez: Abel not waiting long before whipping Lucas inside the ring and breaking the official’s count before moving Lucas up to his feet AND TAKES HIM DOWN WITH A ROUNDHOUSE KICK! Lucas backs himself to a corner and Abel is moving in on him not giving the man a break AS HE THEN PRESSES A BOOT AGAINST THE FACE OF JOHNSON AND AGAINST THE LOWER TURNBUCKLE!!!
Eve: The official orders Atami to stop and he does but not before he is counted up to four by the referee!
Gavin Kirkland: Lucas is in trouble now as the powerhouse that is Abel Atami is in control and grabs him by a leg dragging him to the center of the ring. Lucas is trying to get standing on one foot and suprisingly he does! He hops but Abel still holds one leg. Johnson tries for an enzuiguri BUT ATAMI SENDS HIM CRASHING DOWN BACK FIRST AFTER HAVING GRABBED BOTH LEGS! HE TRIES FOR A COVER!!
Eve: And Johnson lifts the shoulder up at two! Quite the arrogant pin from Abel that might end up costing him. Lucas doesn’t win as often as he’d like but it takes a whole lot more to take the veteran down!
Deadprez: I agree with you on that one Eve. Atami resumes the offense by throwing a series of elbows down on Lucas from a mounted position BUT LUCAS COUNTERS ROLLING AND NOW BEING ON TOP! BUT ATAMI ROLLS AWAY and nown both men are moving to a vertical base WITH ABLE GOING FOR A THROAT PUNCH AND THEN A DISCUS ELBOW SMASH TAKING DOWN LUCAS!
Gavin Kirkland: Johnson showing resilience as he is trying to get up but he is a tad slow from the onslaught of Atami. Johnson to the ropes sent by Abel who throws a boot to the gut of Lucas BEFORE SETTING HIM UP FOR A PUMPHANDLE SLAM THAT DRIVES JOHNSON HARD ON THE MAT! Abel picks the man up, a few elbows to the face for good measure before sending him into a corner THEN RUNS RIGHT BEHIND BEFORE DRIVING A KNEE RIGHT INTO THE SPINE OF LUCAS!!
Deadprez: Johnson is laid against the turnbuckle as he feels the pain of Abel’s forearms being thrusted against his spine several times! The official asks Atami to back away which he does but he goes right back not letting Lucas time to turn BEFORE GRABBING FIRM HOLD OF HIM AND THROW HIM HARSHLY OVER HIS HEAD WITH A GERMAN SUPLEX!
Eve: HE KEEPS THE HOLD AND IS IN A BRIDGE PIN SITUATION!!
Gavin Kirkland: Close doesn’t win matches, we both know this Eve!
Deadprez: Atami is looking at the referee who confirms the two count, outside of the ring we have Antonne yelling at the official to count faster the the complaint is ignored by the man in the zebra short as the action resumes. Atami with an overhead strike to the back of Lucas as he was getting to his feet sends him to his knees AND LUCAS THEN SHOVES AWAY A KICK THROWN TO HIS CHEST AND PROPELS HIMSELF UPWARD WITH AN EUROPEAN UPPERCUT THAT FELT LIKE A SHORYUKEN!!!
Eve: Really? A Street Fighter reference?
Deadprez: It is! Capcom won’t sue you over this you know. Though if Disney buys them one day…
Gavin Kirkland: Fantasy, what’s real though is Lucas Johnson apparently leading up a charge against Abel Atami with a series of jabs to the man’s jaw before whipping him to the ropes AND TAKE HIM DOWN WITH A BIG CLOTHESLINE! Abel is moving to get back on his feet as Lucas is going to the ropes himself AND NAAILS DOWN ATAMI WITH A SHINING WIZARD!! Abel trying to get up again, slower this time BUT HE’S TAKEN DOWN AGAIN WITH A RUNNING CLOTHESLINE!! AND A SECOND FROM LUCAS! AND A THIRD!
Eve: Lucas is on the offense but Atami keeps getting up somehow.
Deadprez: That doesn’t seem to deter Lucas who moves Abel up to his feet, a few punches to the face before grabbing at his head AND TAKING HIM DOWN WITH A NECKBREAKER! Nicely done by Lucas who quickly moves to his feet and awaits for Abel to do the same. The crowd boos the veteran as he is taunting his opponent to get up THEN TAKES ATAMI DOWN WITH A DOUBLE LEG TAKEDOWN!!
Gavin Kirkland: THE CHICKEN WING APPLIED BY LUCAS JOHNSON BUT LOOK HE QUICKLY TRANSITIONS TO A DIFFERENT SUBMISSION! HE HAS A TRIANGLE CHOKE LOCKED IN TIGHT!! THIS IS TROUBLE FOR ATAMI IS THIS HOW HE WILL END THE MATCH TONIGHT?? ABEL IS BATTLING AND FLAILING HIS FREE ARM LIKE A DEMON IN HOLY WATER TRYING AND SOMEHOW HE MANAGES TO HIM HIMSELF TO THE BOTTOM ROPE WHICH THE OFFICIAL NOTICED!
Eve: Referee is asking, telling rather Lucas to let go but he waits a little longer just to get a little more damage in! Atami rolls to the outside of the ring and Lucas is in hot persuit soon behind AND HE HUGS AT HIM BEFORE THROWING ATAMI BACKWARDS AND OVER HIS HEAD WITH A RELEASE GERMAN SUPLEX ON THE OUTSIDE FLOOR!! This must be hurting like a word I can’t say tonight and Lucas isn’t done. He turns and goes to Able forcing him to face the man AND GOES FOR A BELLY-To-BELLY SUPLEX AGAIN ON THE FLOOR SURROUNDING THE RING!!
Referee: ONE! TWO!!
Deadprez: What is Lucas going to do next now that the referee began the count? He’s hoping on the apron, looking down on Atami who has his back turned to hi-HE JUST THREW HIMSELF INTO A MISSILE DROPKICK! ATAMI GOT PUSHED RIGHT INTO THE GUARDRAILS AS HE WAS TRYING TO RECOVER!!
Referee: THREE!!! FOUR!!!!
Deadprez: Lucas not wasting anytime as he goes to Atami, kick to the gut and a few punches to the face before moving the man up IN A BRAINBUSTER POSITION!!! HE DROPS ATAMI ON THE APRON!!! ATAMI GOT BRAINBUSTED RIGHT ON THE HARDEST PART OF THE RING!!!
Referee: FIVE!!!!! SIX!!!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: This is an incredible opportunity for Lucas! Come on man DO SOMETHING!!
Eve: He’s doing something alright as he pushes Abel inside the ring and follows along THEN HOOKS THE LEGS!!
Lucas Johnson: THAT WAS THREE!!!
Referee: No! That was a two! Get back in the game Lucas that was a two and that’s IT!
Eve: Those two are delivering quite the entertaining match tonight. Lucas’ agility and skills versus Atami’s power and stiffness they dished it out against one another so far tonight to a point I wonder even who is going to win even at this stage!
Deadprez: Atami again with a series of jabs to Lucas who’s reeling the man is in trouble after he came up with a strong series of offensive moves to try and soften his opponent! Atami whips Johnson to the ropes, Lucas bounces Abel’s way the man tries for a spinning heel kick BUT LUCAS DUCKS LOW AND NAILS ATAMI DOWN WITH THE BLUEPRINT!!! THE CUTTER CAME OUT OF NOWHERE THIS IS HIS CHANCE TO FINISH THIS FIGHT!!
Gavin Kirkland: He looks like a shark smelling blood in the water he can taste the impending victory! But he needs to finish off his opponent! He goes to a corner, poised we all know what’s coming next folks he’s ready for the Killswitch!!
Lucas Johnson: THREEEEE!!!! TWOOOOO!!!! ON-
Eve: HEY WHAT GIVES??
Gavin Kirkland: HA! ANTONNE JUST GRABBED LUCAS’ FOOT AS HE WAS ABOUT TO CHARGE AT HIS CLIENT!! LUCAS SPINS AND LOOKS DOWN ON THE MANAGER WHO BACKS OFF FEIGNING INNONCENCE EVEN TO THE OFFICIAL!!
Eve: LOOK BEHIND LUCAS!!
Deadprez: Lucas turns to go back to Abel after a moment BUT GETS A FACE FULL OF FIST WITH ATAMI’S SPINNING BACK FIST!! HE WALKED RIGHT INTO IT!!! ATAMI QUICKLY SETS UP LUCAS FOR THE PENTAGRAM’S WATCH!! THE GOTCH-STYLE PILEDRIVER HE’S GOT LUCAS LIFTED UP AND DRILLS HIM ON THE HEAD!!!
Rich Russillo: NOT LIKE THIS! DAMMIT THIS WAS A GOOD MATCH WHY DID IT HAVE TO END LIKE THIS!!
Eve: ATAMI WITH THE COVER!!
Eve: ATAMI WITH THE WIN!!
(DING! DING!! DING!!!)
( ‘9 5 . South’ by J. Cole plays over the sound system of the Antel Arena as Atami moves away from his defeated opponent and gets to his knees. Meanwhile the official is raising Abel’s lead arm to signal his victory. )
Gina Romano: HEEEERE IS YOUR WINNER! ABEL AAAA-TAMIIIIII!!!
Deadprez: ANTONNE JUST SLID INSIDE THE RING AND NOW BOTH HE AND HIS CLIENT ARE ATTACKING LUCAS WHO’S DEFENSELESS AT THIS POINT!! DAMN IT MAN YOU HAD THE MATCH WON WHAT ARE YOU TRYING TO PROVE HERE??? ATAMI PICKS UP LUCAS SETTING HIM UP FOR THE JUDGEMENT DAY FISHERMEN DRIVER!! HE NAILS IT BUT HE’S GOING AT IT ANOTHER TIME!!! AND OH GOD HE’S GETTING READY FOR A TH-
Gavin Kirkland: HEY WAIT A MINUTE!!!
Eve: THAT’S ALEX MYERS!!!!
Deadprez: THE NEW BREED CHAMPION RUSHES IN SKATEBOARD IN HAND AND TAKES A SWING AT ATAMI AS HE WAS ROLLING OUTSIDE OF THE RING!! MYERS CAME TO LUCAS JOHNSON’s RESCUE!!! THIS IS SENDING A MESSAGE TO ATAMI AHEAD OF HIS FIGHT WITH THEM AT WHAT COULD BE AT MIDSUMMER MASSACRE!!!
(Alex checks on Lucas who nods and stands up, they both look at the backtracking Abel and Prudence as the camera fades to a commercial.)
(The camera shifts to Hurricane Hawk in his office with Heidi Huxley, he stands there as Xerxes Godfrey, Alex Blade, Mary S. Atlas, Lila Vandran, Lexi, Harley Lewis, Komatsu Ogawa with Yoshiaki Tanaka and finally a beaten-up Lucas Johnson…..)
Hurricane Hawk: Okay, so I brought you all in here today because this is the heart of my roster. While all the attention is on Elitists like Impact, Kassidy Heart, Xander Payne, Jake Smith, Chris Elite, Adam Lucas, and the list goes on and on of the great talent we have here, not going to lie, Showdown is stacked from the top to the very bottom and so far all of you have come here and performed to a level that cannot be comparable to anyone else. As you have seen in the last season, every single member of my roster is important to me, I want each of you to feel as a part of it just like anyone else on here. That is why I have always believed in opportunities, for all of you to shine and show just how good you are and those who are successful Elitists can be challenged by the new crop of talent that we have here.
(Heidi Huxley chimes in….)
Heidi Huxley: This is why the culture of Disney is at full display, Walt Disney himself once said…. “If you can dream it, then you can do it!” and coming up on the Showdown in Madrid, Spain the week after Midsummer Massacre, we are going to have ourselves a Unique Opportunity Ladder Match as one of our Main Events and at the top of that ladder will be an opportunity for all of you to be able and grab, courtesy of Disney!
(The Elitists look at each other for a moment….)
Lexi: Wait… are you saying that this isn’t for a title? It’s for like…. Annual Passes?
(Heidi had a huge grin on her face….)
Heidi Huxley: Now why would I ruin the surprise. This is EAW by the way, and Showdown for that matter, I don’t think that we would just give out some random prize, right Mr. Hawk?
Hurricane Hawk: That is correct, Ms. Huxley. Lexi, you are very talented, have been a part of my roster here before and I look for big things from you and….
(But Hurricane Hawk is interrupted….)
Yoshiaki Tanaka: She sucks.
Lexi: Hold on a second here……
Yoshiaki Tanaka: ….. and swallows!
(Heidi’s eyes widen while Lexi looks in absolute shock….)
Lexi: Why you stupid mother f……
Heidi Huxley: STOP! We will not have cursing on here or fighting or you two will be fined and suspended! I cannot believe that you would say that sir, but why doesn’t it surprise me. Please, let us finish and do not interrupt!
(Harley Lewis though cuts in….)
Harley Lewis: Sorry to interrupt but if anyone in this room deserves any sort of Unique Opportunity than that is me, considering I am the only one who has done anything lately of worth. I mean, I did win an elimination match with these three losers here and…..
Alex Blade: Who are you calling loser? Read my resume….
Xerxes Godfrey: We have, and no one cares. Matter of fact, I’m about to beat your ass in a second, oops I said a bad word. Either way, our qualifying match is next, right boss?
(Hurricane Hawk nods…)
Hurricane Hawk: Yes it is.
Xerxes Godfrey: Good, See you out there.
(As Xerxes walks out, Blade takes a deep breath and follows him. That leaves Lila Vandran, Mary S. Atlas, Lucas Johnson, Komatsu Ogawa, Harley Lewis, and Lexi.)
Hurricane Hawk: Okay, so as you can see, we are going to have qualifying matches the next two weeks, the winners will secure their spot in the Unique Opportunity Ladder Match and it could be anything, including yes a shot at a championship. I want all of you to know that this doesn’t come very often, usually once a season, maybe twice depending on the circumstance. Last year Ayu Megumi won a shot at the Specialist Championship against Dr. Bethany Blue, so anything can happen right now and I hoper that you all take full advantage of it.
(Komatsu Ogawa walks off with Yoshiaki Tanaka, they slam the door behind them.)
Mary S. Atlas: I really look forward to the chance to prove myself!
Lila Vandran: Oh, this is going to be fun….. its going to be very fun!
(As Lila Vandran walks out, Mary has a huge smile on her face as she leaves as well. Harley Lewis starts to laugh and walks out as well leaving Lexi and Lucas Johnson….)
Lucas Johnson: So…. You like Ice Cream?
Lexi: Don’t talk to me.
(Lexi storms out leaving Lucas Johnson alone, still beaten, and sweaty. Heidi looks over at him with a disgusted look on her face….)
Hurricane Hawk: Lucas, I know how good you are, just keep going out there and do your best everything will turn out for the best, and this could be your chance to change your fortunes around to the disappointing start to the season.
Lucas Johnson: You know me, I never give up, the day I do is when I quit and leave this all behind.
Heidi Huxley: Good attitude, that’s the Disney way! Now go shower please, you smell.
(Lucas nods and walks out, leaving Heidi Huxley there with her arms crossed, glaring over at Hurricane Hawk….)
Hurricane Hawk: This is going to take some time, it will definitely be a slow process, but they will be on board, just takes a little getting used to for all of us.
Heidi Huxley: I am glad that you are starting to see it our way. It would be beneficial to Showdown, and I want this brand to be the absolute best with 100% compliance to our brand and our vision. Agreed?
(Hurricane Hawk again nods….)
Hurricane Hawk: I absolutely agree.
(The two then look on as the camera transitions to the ring with Gina Romano.)
Gina Romano: Ladies and Gentlemen, the following contest is scheduled for one, has a twenty minute time limit and is a Unique Opportunity Qualifying match!
(Uruguayan EAW fans roar with approval as the cameras float over various areas of the arena before returning to the ring where Gina stands with mic in hand.)
Eve: Listen to this crowd guys, they’re absolutely electric and up for this show tonight.
Deadprez: You’re damn right, the Disney law was laid down at the start of the show. We’re about to kick off the first match of the night!
Gavin Kirkland: Indeed we are and here is something else i’ve just realized now, every female in that locker room including you Eve are officially Disney Princesses, give us a tune!
Eve: Not in your life, Gavin. But enough of that, let’s get this party started!
Gina Romano: Introducing first… He hails from Alexandria, Egypt… XERXES GODFREY!!!
(All eyes focus on the stage when AWAKEN by Taku Iwasaki hits over the p.a system and golden sparks fall from the top of the stage in a waterfall-like manner. The young superstar Xerxes makes his way down to the ringside in a slow, laid back fashion, just soaking in the atmosphere and taking his time, focused and his attention unwavering.
Deadprez: This kid here isn’t letting this crowd rattle him, it’s always a challenge to compete overseas but he has that glint in his eye.
Gavin Kirkland: Surely that isn’t just the camera flashes man?
Deadprez: C’mon now dawg, you’ve been at this a long time like me. You know what it is I’m talking about.
Xerxes is poised, uncaring about the mood of the crowd and carries himself in a regal fashion. He climbs up the stairs and slowly enters the thing. All business, no fanfare. He walks to his corner and leans into it awaiting his opponent.
Eve: Well he looks all business tonight and who can blame him, this is a qualifier for a Unique opportunity. What that is, no one knows at this moment. But that won’t stop talent in giving their all.
(All of a sudden before Gina could get her introduction initially, the opening to “Been Good to Know Ya” by Marcin Przyulowicz hits over the p.a system causing a stir amongst the crowd. The arena’s lights dim down as green strobes begin to flicker on and off. It isn’t for long however as the beams of light can be seen being broken by a silhouette of a man.)
Gina Romano: And his opponent, he hails from Austin, Texas… He is ALEX BLADE!!!
(The lights come back on to reveal Alex Blade standing dead center on the stage looking down at the ring where Godfrey stands now leaning against the ropes motioning for him to hurry up.)
Gavin Kirkland: Oh wow, I think I like this kid already he is ready to get this show on the road. Demanding Alex Blade get his ass to the ring!
Deadprez: and Blade is in agreement.
(Alex Blade immediately begins to run down the ramp towards the ring and slides in, the moment he does Godfrey drops to his knees and starts to hammer away at the back of Blade. The crowd roars loudly as both men fight to their feet only for the referee to get in the way and separate them to their corners. Godfrey is smirking while motioning to Blade who is trying to push past the official. The referee tells him to wait with a warning which gets a moment of calm from Blade.)
(DING! DING! DING!)
Eve: The referee calls for the bell and that is exactly what Blade wanted, he charges out of the corner like a bat out of hell and looks for a Muay Thai knee strike but catches nothing by the top turnbuckle pad.
Gavin Kirkland: Godfrey dodged out of the way and quickly ran the ropes and as soon as Blade turned around those double knees were launched into his chest.
Deadprez: Oof I felt that from here but not as much as Alex Blade who got the full end of those knees. Godfrey back on his feet grabs hold of Blade and hip throws him over to his back and covers.
Eve: Kick out by Blade, overzealous pin cover by Godfrey there. But he pulls Blade up and sends him across the ring with an Irish whip. Blade hits the cables and returns to Xerxes only to get shoulder blocked from Blade. Blade looks down and runs the ropes now as Godfrey floats over to his stomach, Blade leaps over and stops as Godfrey gets to his feet.
Deadprez: Godfrey is unaware and is caught by a rear throw by Blade, Alex now diving onto Godfrey and covering for a pin. He even adds insult to injury with his elbow across his face for good measure…
Gavin Kirkland: NO! Kick Out from The one and only! Who immediately gets to his feet and holds his jaw unimpressed. Blade is back up smirking, and the two men lock up but it’s Godfrey with a side knee to the gut of Blade. He side steps and wrings out the arm before lifting it up and snapping it down with authority.
Deadprez: Blade felt that in the shoulder as he dropped to a knee, but he’s back up because Xerxes pulls him up and lifts the arm up and snaps it down with authority.
Eve: It’s like he’s trying to remove his arm from the socket! Blade holding at his arm as he pulls away shakes it out to get some blood flowing. Godfrey smirks and quickly locks in a sleeper hold on Blade in the middle of the ring!
(The crowd roars loudly as Blade starts flailing his arms outwards towards the nearest rope as Godfrey stands firm in the middle of the ring.)
Eve: Blade has nowhere to go and is showing signs of fading now…
Gavin Kirkland: Godfrey has that sleeper locked in tight… But Blade shifts his body a little and drives an elbow into the side of Godfrey, he hits another and another forcing a break of the hold. Godfrey winces a little, Alex Blade runs the ropes and looks for a clothesline but Xerxes hits a stiff front kick to the chest of Alex Blade, taking him down!!!!
Deadprez: I felt those double knees earlier but I felt THAT in the pit of my soul right now!! Xerxes drops to his knees and covers, now pushing HIS elbow into the face of Blade.
Gavin Kirkland: KICK OUT by Blade! Not sure how he managed that kick was like a log to the chest.
Eve: He’s as tough as they come, but I think even that took him by surprise there Gavin.
Gavin Kirkland: I couldn’t agree more Eve, wow look at that the Disney money is really changing things around here.
Eve: Very funny, focus on the match!
Deadprez: You both should! Godfrey is stalking Blade, like a lion does a gazelle right now.
(Blade rolls over holding his chest and trying to get his breath back while Godfrey circles around behind him just waiting.)
Deadprez: Blade gets to his knees and starts to get up but that is exactly what Xerxes was waiting for and lunges forward and connects with a superkick to the back of Alex Blade’s head, who now falls forward face first into the canvas…
Eve: Goodnight sweet prince!
Gavin Kirkland: Give him a kiss if you want him to wake up.
Eve: I think I’ll pass on that. But Xerxes has other plans to put the exclamation point on this match.
Deadprez: Godfrey pulls Blade up to his knees although he looks like deadweight at this point. But he isn’t letting that beat him, the kid has strength behind him as he locks both arms in a butterfly and hits the Piece of Eden!
Gavin Kirkland: Blade took the full brunt of that right there, along with that superkick and I think it’s all academic at this point. He rolls Blade onto his back and hooks both legs!
(DING! DING! DING!)
(The bell sounds and AWAKEN by Taku Iwasaki hits over the P.A System as the Uruguayan fans cheer loudly. Xerxes gets to his feet and has his arm raised by the official as Gina Romano announces.)
Gina Romano: Ladies and Gentlemen, the winner of this match as a result of a pin fall and has qualified for the Unique Opportunity in the future, THE ONE AND ONLY…. XERXES GODFREY!!!
Deadprez: Congratulations to Xerxes Godfrey on an impressive victory here tonight in Uruguay!
(The EAW Camera’s focus is on the ring where Xerxes Godfrey has now climbed the corner and looks out at the crowd confidently with a smirk on his lips. Meanwhile Alex Blade is being checked over by the official…)
(As the camera shifts backstage, we see Lexi moping around the back looking for anyone to give her some attention. Limmy Monaghan is gone, Adam Lucas seems to always be trying to avoid her. She has a pair of headsets on wandering the locker room. Lexi is singing rather loudly…..)
Lexi: ALLLLLL BBBBBYYYYYYY MMMMYYYYYYYYSEEEEEELLLLLLLFFFFFF…… IIIII DDDDDOOOOONNNNNNN’TTTTTT WWWWAAAANNNNNNAAAAAA BBBBBEEEEEEEE….. ALLLLLL BBBBBBBBBBBY MYYYYYYYYYYSSSSSEEEEEELLLLLLFFFFFFFF…… AAAANNNNNYYYYY…..
(But as she turns the corner, Lexi bumps right into Jake Smith who is getting ready for his match tonight in the Main Event….)
Lexi: Excus…. Oh, come on! Not you!
(Lexi takes off her headset….)
Jake Smith: Seriously, of all the places backstage, you had to run into me? Please go away.
Lexi: You know…. It’s only been a season removed from the last time we were on the same brand. The moment I saw that you were on Showdown, I actually threw up a little in my mouth.
(Jake rolls his eyes….)
Jake Smith: I think Bethany and I have moved on; I think you should too.
Lexi: You know, I find it kinda funny and maybe it is even coincidence that you and Adam Lucas of all people are going after each other’s throats, huh?
(Folding her arms, Lexi looks smug as Jake finally sighs and turns to face her.)
Jake Smith: here you go again. Trying to stir up trouble when all this is, is competition. Adam isn’t happy that I am the Cash in the Vault winner, he wants to prove that he can be better than me, whatever, I will prove him wrong over and over and over again. This has nothing to do with the past.
Lexi: You don’t think so? He’s looking right at the guy who not only won the Cash in the Vault but also took hi fiancé’s virginity? Maybe for you its forgetful because this whole stupid love triangle that we had was only worth $12 dollars for you Jake, but what you did was mentally scar us. Yeah. Maybe Bethany did move on, but do you actually think a studly muffin like Adam Lucas isn’t going to use that as a little more incentive to kick your scrawny dad bod ass?
(Hearing that, Jake tilts his head, walking up to her face….)
Lexi: I’m not that kind of girl anymore.
Jake Smith: Really?
Lexi: Yeah really.
Jake Smith: I was being sarcastic Lexi. Can you please just leave me alone. What happened is over, done. You go your way and I go mine. Whatever issues I have with Adam Lucas, I will deal with them all the way into Midsummer Massacre. Until then, I really do not care to rehash anything. Now please… leave, go bother someone else, clearly no one wants to talk to you, anyway.
(Titling her head, Lexi’s eyes narrow, glaring right at Jake Smith almost making him feeling uncomfortable.)
Jake Smith: Why do you keep staring at me like that?
Lexi: You still like her.
Jake Smith: Who?
Lexi: You know who.
Jake Smith: No…. I do not know who.
Lexi: That’s why Adam wants to kick your teeth in, why didn’t I see that!? Why didn’t I ever think that. You know that this was one big screw up but now you have the big bad and mad fiancé after you Jake, and you don’t know how to deal with it. How things come full circle huh?
Jake Smith: :comeagain:
(Lexi starts to giggle, pointing at Jake, completely running on whatever the first thought that has popped in her head which has him scratching his at the same time.)
Lexi: Wait until I tell Adam this…. It’s going to be great and…..
(But as she turns around, Holly Arrow is standing right behind Lexi, both ladies are face to face, Holly the bigger, stronger of the two.)
Holly Arrow: I have been looking forward to this for a very long time. I have heard nothing but awful things about you Lexi and for some reason, I had a feeling that the first person you would gravitate to was none other than Jake Smith. Doesn’t it get boring after a while? Always searching for the next man to victimize? Well Jake is off limits and I guarantee you that he is over everything that has happened between, you, him, and Bethany.
(Lexi chuckles some….)
Lexi: So, Holly Arrow, let me guess, just become you are big boned suddenly you think that I can be bullied around?
(Stepping on her tippy-toes, Lexi tries to size herself up against Lexi as Jake tilts his head trying to wonder what Lexi is trying to do, she even hulks herself up….)
Holly Arrow: Really?
Jake Smith: Don’t ask her that….. please.
(The two ladies stare at one another for a second….)
Lexi: I bet this turns you on, huh Jake? Two women about to throw down all because of you again. And they say I am the crazy one. You better watch your back biscuit. I don’t take too kindly to people getting in my face.
(Lexi tries to leave but Holly continues to block her path. Lexi then steps back and smirks…)
Lexi: You heard what Hurricane Hawk and Heidi Huxley said earlier. Go ahead, throw a punch. I dare you. Throw one.
Holly Arrow: I’ll save it for the ring. So what do you say? Lexi, put something where your mouth is that you don’t actually need to suck on, hmmm?
(Lexi’s eyes widen….)
Lexi: Like I would say no. But on one condition.
Holly Arrow: What is that?
Lexi: I get to choose the referee.
(Holly’s eyes shift to Jake who looks a bit socked that Lexi was actually pretty slick about this. Jake shakes his head…)
Holly Arrow: Go for it.
Lexi: Good! Ta Ta!
(Lexi skips off as Holly turns to Jake and sighs….)
Holly Arrow: I hate her.
(All Jake can do is smile and nod as the camera cuts to ringside for the next match with Guna Romano ready to make the announcement..)
Gina Romano: The following contest has a twenty minute time limit and it is scheduled for… ONE FALL!!
Crowd: ONE FALL!!!
(‘Get Going’ by the Muddy Apes hits!!)
Gina Romano: Introducing first FROM KABUKICHO, TOKYO, JAPAN… he is “The Craftsman” KOMATSU OGAWA!!!
(Komatsu Ogawa makes his way from the curtain followed by his manager Yoshiaki Tanaka. Komatsu would show little to no emotion as Tanaka is nearly jumping out of his boots clapping, hyping up ‘The Drunken Heel King’)
Eve: This man is a pure menace, having the opening match to Showdown Season 16. Komatsu and Xerxes put on an absolute clinic, he looks to pick one up against New Breed Champion Alex Myers.
(‘Chum’ by Earl Sweatshirt hits the speakers)
Gina Romano: And his opponent…. They are currently living in AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND! Theyyyyy call him ‘The New Breed Savior!’ ALEX MYERRRRSSSSS!!!
(Alex Myers would walk out from the back slowly with their head raised high. They’d lift his championship up in the air before tossing it on their shoulder and making their way into the ring.)
Deadprez: Now, Komatsu may have started this season off with a big victory! But he isn’t facing another guy on the roster this goes around, this is the personification of an Elitist.
Gavin Kirkland: This dude is crazier than my Ex-Wife:mjlol.
Eve: You’ve never been married.
(DING! DING! DING!)
Eve: The bell rings as both men stand across the ring from one another staring the other down here. Alex Myers wastes no time as they run at Komatsu jumping up, MYERS NAIL A FLYING FOREARM SMASH!
Gavin Kirkland: Oh! Oh! Oh! Look! Komatsu is forced into the corner and Alex is now in the attack with a combination of forearms and punches! Call this Amber Heard vs Johnny Depp! Komatsu looks defenseless!!!!
Deadprez: This is the killer instinct that Myers has that I’m not sure Ogawa can match. What the hell is Alex doing?! Myers grabs the arm of Komatsu, laying it over the top rope as they balance themself on the middle rope and hang over the top rope…! ALEX HAS LOCKED IN A ROPE-HUNG ARMBAR! Alex absolutely got the edge in the early going of this competition.
Eve: Don’t count Komatsu out just yet as Alex breaks off the armbar at the count of three by the ref! Myers manages to balance their way on the apron as Komatsu is holding his arm in pain… rightfully so that the armbar doesn’t look like it would be a massage! Myers jumps over the top rope back into the ring….
Deadprez: Oh yeah! Myers gets themself fired up unleashing a series of serious blows to Komatsu, head, stomach, shoulders, everywhere! Alex is absolutely going ham of The Drunken Heel King standing tall still. He’s absolutely beating the Donald Duck out of Komatsu… but he’s refusing to fall down!
Eve: Alex Myers pushed Komatsu away and ran up for a nicely landed DROPKICK! Komatsu still refuses to fall! What’s going to get this man down… Myers makes it back up to their feet! What can they do to keep this man down?!
Gavin Kirkland: Probably nothing, kind of like I couldn’t do anything about the ex-wife taking both of my kids! :mjcry:
Eve: Again Gavin? Really?
Gavin Kirkland: Myers now wraps their arms around the waist of Komatsu attempting a German Suplex…. Attempt indeed but there’s no way Ogawa is going to let him be picked up by someone so much smaller. Komatsu manages to use his hip and toss Myers off of him to the left side of him and they lose the grip on Komatsu!
Eve: The Craftsman looks over at Alex and NAILS A EUROPEAN UPPERCUT! OH MY! Just that single uppercut has Alex fall back into the corner of the ring… the size difference clearly showing. Ogawa runs at Alex and SMASHES him into the corner of the ring, Myers slumps down into a seated position near the corner! Komatsu is feeling himself here, Komatsu Ogawa stands behind Alex… and puts his head under the arm of Myers. The Craftsman then lifts Alex Myers up grabbing the waist and thigh HITTING A BELLY TO BACK SUPLEX!
Deadprez: Oh my Mickin’ Mouse! Alex’s back crumbles on the mat as Ogawa gets back up to his feet and raises his arms high. Don’t celebrate too early is the best advice I’ve ever been given, Ogawa might need the same advice. What’s this? Tanaka is up on the apron but why? Tanaka is arguing with the ref about something, Ogawa seems to have noticed this and has dragged Alex over to the ropes. He’s pushing his throat of Myers down on the rope with his hands!!! What the hell?!
Gavin Kirkland: One, Two, Three, Four, Five, Six, Seven… the ref manages to get Tanaka off his back but the damage is already done! Alex Myers is holding their throat in pain and Komatsu seems to show zero mercy or care for what he’s just done!!!
Eve: Why should he? This is a match against the other man, Komatsu is simply doing his job even if it’s in a despicable way.
Gavin Kirkland: And I thought I was the insane one :mjcry:. Komatsu grabs their leg of Myers and makes sure it’s straight… he JUMPS DOWN ON THE LEG OF MYERS! A Double Foot Stomp right onto the leg!
Deadprez: This is a smart tactic to take the High-Flyer’s legs, you can’t fly without your legs, Gavin. Komatsu looks to lift up Myers… and he does just that right into a position for a Powerbomb! Komatsu didn’t even struggle to lift Myers up one bit, POWERBOOOO- NO! Myers uses his weight and falls down bridging his back and managing to turn the Powerbomb into a frankensteiner!
Eve: OUCH! I must say that it is extremely impressive that Myers was able to bring down the weight of The Drunken Heel King!
Gavin Kirkland: Well we can’t give him too many props because Myers looks more dead here than Komatsu and his skull was just driven right into the mat! That was extremely painful looking, it looks like Komatsu isn’t staying down for long, however!
Deadprez: Look at this man as he gets up almost just as fast as Alex does!!! Komatsu does look groggy however as he stumbles right up to his feet still holding his head as Alex comes running with a DISCUSS LARIAT! And they nail it! They nail it but it fails to knock Komatsu over… the Drunken Heel King falls back into the turnbuckle. He turns his back on Alex as it looks like he’s trying to catch his breath?!
Eve: That or he’s struggling to stand… Komatsu may be hurting himself here by not falling and taking back-to-back attacks from the New Breed Champ. Alex gets to Ogawa and it looks like they’re setting up for a Regal Plex? There’s no way this man is way too heavy for someone of Myers stature to lift him … he gets his leg lifted and he’s lifting him off into the air!!!! BUT NO! Komatsu shifts his weight and lands right on Alex Myers, crushing them, and turning the move around on them.
Gavin Kirkland: Many things in this match remind me of my ex-wife :mjcry:
Eve: Oh will you keep your mouth closed about your ex-wife already? Komatsu now looks to lift Myers up and connect with a traditional suplex… which he is successful in doing! But Komatsu rolls over, never letting go of the suplex position… he gets back up and nails another SUPLEX!!!! I guess it would be complete without a number trace… Komatsu gets Alex up in the air to complete the trilogy! Noooooooo! Alex gets his knee down on the skull of Ogawa making him release the hold.
Deadprez: This is one hell of a back and forth neither man can keep control for long enough to determine a clear-cut “favorite.” Alex backs up from The Craftsman and as Ogawa regains his balance connects with a beautiful Dropkick!!!
Gavin Kirkland: Phew! Thought Alex was going to go for- ok, ok enough with the wife jokes as Alex’s nails the Dropkick and Ogawa falls back off the ropes but comes back with a BIG BOOT RIGHT AS ALEX GETS UP! ALEX FLIPPED INSIDE OUT!!! The size difference, the strength, the beauty… I want this man to marry me!
Eve: …. ok. Myers gets turned inside out and Ogawa is raising his arms up like he’s one the dang match! This isn’t looking good for the champ as Ogawa gets a handful of hair as he looks to be setting Myers up for a POWERBOMB! HE HITS IT AND MYERS FOLDS LIKE A PANCAKE!
Deadprez: Ohhhhh mannnn! Eve, he doesn’t just hit, he’s always looking for the next move and the next move seems to be the exact same one! OGAWA GETS THEM BACK UP AND SLAMS HIM DOWN WITH POWERBOMB NUMBAAA TWO!
Gavin Kirkland: I’d be more excited if Komatsu didn’t make it very clear he’s making bad trilogies today, which are never made by Disney and you should watch every movie made by them! Komatsu gets Myers up in position…. THIS TIME HE POWERBOMBS MYERS STRAIGHT ON HIS KNEE?! Well that’s not going to feel good for either man!
Eve: It clearly doesn’t look! Komatsu is grabbing at his knee and Myers is making snow-angels… just not loving to make the wings…. Alex doesn’t look good at all! Komatsu groggily comes to his senses and tosses his arm over Alex’s I guess we have to say corpse at this point!?!??!??
DEADPREZ: NO?! WHAT THE HELL DO YOU MEAN NO ALEX GETS THEIR SHOULDER UP JUST BARELY! ALEX IS A DIFFERENT BREED MAN, THIS DUDE CAN TAKE IT ALL!
Gavin Kirkland: I’m shook, Alex Myers without a doubt should be down and Ogawa is pissed. Komatsu grabs Myers by the back of their neck and lifts them up in the most humiliating way possible! Komatsu wraps his arms around the waist of The Guardian Angel and crosses his arms… OH HOT DOG! KOMATSU HITS A CROSS ARMED GERMAN SUPLEX AND TO ADD SOME FLAIR HE’S BRIDGED IT TO GET A PIN ATTEMPT!!!!
Eve: NO Alex is still in this thing! Komatsu is completely confused as you can tell on his face, Komatsu looks to be arguing with the referee….?! Alex look at them, they’re getting back up! The heart and soul of Myers! Myers makes his way up to his feet and runs at Komatsu for a flying forearm attempt…. AND OGAWA PUSHES THE REF IN THE WAY! THE REF IS KNOCKED DOWN…!!!
Deadprez: Oh boy, this can’t be good for Myers. Tanaka immediately starts digging in his suit pocket… Myers is still very groggy and has backed himself in the corner after nailing the ref… Tanaka calls upon The Drunken Heel King and hands him something to wait a second…
Gavin Kirkland: Myers is running at Ogawa but… MYERS STOPS HIMSELF MID-RUN AS OGAWA SWINGS! Myers can see the hand of Komatsu… TANAKA HANDED OGAWA BRASS KNUCKLES!!!
Eve: Thank god! The ref is starting to get back up, forcing Komatsu to take the brass knuckles off… And look at Alex he nails Komatsu in the chest with a kick! And another kick… another… another! Komatsu falls down to both his knees as Myers continues with multiple kicks! Komatsu is in pain, his chest is extremely red!!!! Myers backs up slightly as he gains some momentum for one more KICK TO THE SKULL!
Deadprez: You’ve got to give this kid one thing, Myers can be inflicted with anything and still get up from it. Alex grabs the arm on The Craftsman and DECIDES TO BEND BACK ON ALL FIVE OF HIS FINGERS. Myers takes his middle finger… AND BENDS IT WITH WAY MORE FORCE THIS TIME!
Gavin Kirkland: Komatsu is not having a good time at all as he is screaming in terror. Ogawa manages to push Alex back with his free arm however! Thankfully, that wasn’t a very Disney friendly sight to see folks! Komatsu looks to make his way back up onto his feet… same with Myers.
Eve: Both of these elitists have truly given this match a lot… only one of them is allowed to be victorious. Myers makes it up to their feet first… RUNNING AT OGAWA NAILING A DROPKICK. Myers gets back up and hits a KNIFE EDGE CHOP! Alex goes back for another but Komatsu grabs their arm…! What is Komatsu Ogawa thinking here?
Deadprez: Whatever it is, it definitely won’t be good for Alex Myers! Komatsu turns Myers around and sets him up for a ROLLING CUTTER, MYERS SKULL SMACKING ONTO THE MAT! Just like that the entire pace of this match turns around…!
Eve: It does indeed, The Drunken Heel King gets back up and smiles… the most facial expression we’ve seen from this sick man since he’s come back. Komatsu getting a handful of hair from The New Breed Champ… Komatsu lifts him up on his shoulder… it looks like he’s going for THE IRISH CAR BOMB! BUT MYERS SLIDES DOWN THE BACK OF KOMATSU REGAINING ENOUGH CONTROL!
Gavin Kirkland: Myers has his arms now wrapped around the head of Komatsu… they’ve got a sleeper hold locked in, and locked in tight! Komatsu could fall asleep any moment here?!
Deadprez: Komatsu is fighting though, don’t count the big man out just yet Gavin… Komatsu is whaling his arms around trying to get The Guardian Angel to remove some of his grip… Komatsu is going red… this could be all she wrote!
Eve: KOMATSU LOOK… HES RUNNING BACKWARDS RIGHT INTO THE TURNBUCKLE! MYERS LETS GO BUT HE HANGS MANAGES TO STAY ON THE TURNBUCKLE AND THE ROPES!
Deadprez: Our New Breed Champ is being inventive as he keeps himself up, Komatsu looks to be groggy as he holds his neck in some agony…. WHAT IS ALEX PLANNING HERE… THEY’VE TURNING AROUND AND THEY’RE ON THE TOP ROPE!
Gavin Kirkland: That’s because he’s going for A SINNERS LULLABY TO A STANDING OGAWA… HE TURNS AROUND AND MYERS CONNECTS! Myers falls right onto the stomach of Komatsu and his shoulders are down. This is a pinfall ladies and gentlemen!!!!
(DING! DING! DING!)
Eve: Myers has done it, they have overcome the odds! Little ManVs Big Man, size doesn’t matter as long as you can outwork the other!!!
Gavin Kirkland: Man if only my wife thought the same way you do Eve.
(The two other commentators would clearly be completely thrown off by this comment as Deadprez decided to break the awkward silence.)
(‘Chum’ hits over the arena as Alex Myers is absolutely feeling themselves, holding their back in pain but nonetheless holding their championship with glory!)
Deadprez: You have to give it to both of these two but clearly Myers was just a better elitist today. Alex raises their belt up in glory, this celebration is one to bask in for our New Breed Champion!
(‘9.5. South by J. Cole hits as Abel Atami storms out onto the stage, he looks to make his way to the ring but out comes a frantic Antonne. Antonne would hold Abel back very aggressively.)
Alex Myers (Off-Mic): BRING IT! COME ON ABEL! SCARED?!
Antonne Prudence (Off-Mic): WOULD YA SHUT YO TRAP?! I’M HELPING YOU AND I DON’T EVEN LIKE YOUR GOOFY A- BUTT!
Eve: That could’ve ended up in a hefty fine for us, glad he corrected himself.
Gavin Kirkland: Ahhh only the cameras would’ve picked it up! We would’ve… we don’t condone that type of behavior! We love the kids here at EAW!!!
Eve: You love the kids… Gavin?
(Atami stood there as Antonne continued to reassure him of something as Myers raised their belt up pointing to themself. Clearly making the statement that they were the leader of The New Breed’s.)
Eve: Looks like Abel has been held back from doing something potentially similar to last week’s attack!
Gavin Kirkland: Give me a break, this big scary Samoan is held back by some small loud-mouth? Abel never wanted a fight, he’s just trying to get more TV time because he’s a joke! :mjlol:
Deadprez: I’m not sure what side to take on that debate Gavin, but I do know. Abel looks like he could kill Myers, but Alex did just prove tonight? It’s going to take a lot more than killing the young fella!
Eve: I have to side with Deadprez here.
Gavin Kirkland: Blah! Blah! This guy’s all talk, ooooh scary! The Samoan mamba is coming after Alex Myers, one of the best elitists around!
Eve: This isn’t very Disney friendly of you Gavin.
(Antonne would usher Abel backstage, both elitists keeping eye contact from the moment they came out to the moment Abel leaves. Alex Myers continued their celebration as we got to an ad.)
(The camera shifts backstage after the break with Kyra Phillips as she faces the camera with a smile on her face….)
Kyra Phillips: Another exciting night of action on Showdown here in Season 16, and I would like to introduce right now, a woman that Showdown made sure they went out of their way to draft and one that many are saying Season 16 could be hers for the taking, none other than Veena Adams!
(Veena walks in, all arrogant and not impressed with what has been going on so far here tonight.)
Kyra Phillips: We saw last week a big win over Lucas Johnson….
Veena Adams: That’s what we are calling it these days? A huge win over him? That is the problem here, Kyra, everyone keeps talking about this culture that the EAW and Disney have, but what about the one that has been consistently going on the last few years, you know the one, where Veena Adams is being disrespected? That is the one true culture that has been running amuck for years here and honestly I am getting pretty sick of it. It seems like no one takes me as a serious contender for anything these days and you know what? I embrace it. I really do because, Kyra, that just means they are not expecting what is coming.
(Kyra nods while seeing a rather animated Veena Adams pace a little….)
Kyra Phillips: With that said, we are on a new horizon as the Disney Corporation has made quite the blockbuster deal with the EAW as you know.
Veena Adams: Of course, I know, what is my last name? It doesn’t matter, because it could have been anyone that could have made the merger with the EAW, and I would still operate the same. Kyra, there are so many people here making a huge deal about what is happening with Disney, you saw Hurricane Hawk and Heidi Huxley on the beginning of the show, that is all great, but have I been bothered by it? No, there is only one thing that has my attention right now and that is championship gold. To be fair, I had the best season of my career so far in Season 15 here on Showdown, but all that has made me do is remind myself of what is next.
Kyra Phillips: We heard on Voltage that there was a concentrated effort to split both you and Charlie Marr up, what do you have to say about that?
(All Veena can do is shake her head and sigh….)
Veena Adams: What do you want me to say, Kyra? Sure, I am upset, not happy at all that Charlie and I were split. It was my honor to induct him into the Hall of Fame and I wanted to continue working with him because we have that chemistry, something that is not very often in the EAW. But Ad Infinitum is no more, at least for now, and I want to wish Charlie the very best on Voltage, because I know that he is going to kill it there. But enough of that, we are going to talk about me. I am what is important here, and you saw what I did last week and that’s fine, if Showdown wants to play it off as some historic, turn the corner victory, whatever fits their narrative, but this is about me. This is about Veena Adam no longer taking the backseat to ANYONE on this roster. For too long I have been wanting to get to the next level, always had the tools to do it, just never took the opportunity.
(She takes a second to compose herself…..)
Veena Adams: Let’s get one thing perfectly clear…. I am the PRINCESS OF WRESTLING…. Not some DISNEY PRINCESS or any of that crap. I am here for one reason and that is to…..
(Something catches the eye of Veena Adams as she stops and sees Esmeralda de la Rosa walking up, Veena slowly takes off her glasses as both women glare into the eyes of one another….)
Veena Adams: You are either stupid or crazy for interrupting me.
Esmeralda de la Rosa: Pardona me, but I could have sworn that you said that this was your season, looking for Gold. I can respect that but guess who else is looking for gold? That’s right Roberto de la Rosa.
Veena Adam: Right and he has his chance to attain a shot last week and fail, why are you wasting my time?
Esmeralda de la Rosa: Actually, you are wasting your own thinking that there are not others who want and deserve those same opportunities you claim. It is fair to say Roberto has done well for himself and has positioned himself for a chance too, but the only way that is ever going to come to fruition is if there is only one, right Veena?
Veena Adams: So, what you are saying is, it was a good idea to interrupt my interview time by coming here and challenging me, yes? That is what I am getting? Okay, I don’t turn back from any challenge. Here’s my answer…..
(Veena slaps Esmeralda so hard she spins, breaks the hell on her shoe and crumbles to the ground holding her face. Veena squats down and looks right at the fallen de la Rosa….)
Veena Adams: There’s my answer and let that be a lesson moving forward. If you ever interrupt me again or decide to hijack my interview time, the next time, I will send your broken body back to Bobby. So, tell your husband this, “Chica”. I am a very easy woman to find and if he thinks that he’s going to make a name off me, he better think again. Nothing has changed, nothing will ever change because there isn’t a person on this roster that is to stop me from reaching the top.
(Veena stands back up and smirks as she walks off. Kyra Phillips quickly checks on Esmeralda to see if she is alright as the camera fades to ringside with Gina Romano to call the next match.)
(‘Sweet Dreams’ by Eurythmics, Annie Lennox & Dave Stewart plays through the arena’s speakers as the Disney-loving crowd jumps for joy. Harper is loved by everyone, and deep down she adores having manipulated these many foolish men and women. Harper comes out of the titantron and heads to the entrance ramp, preparing to eye down everyone who cheers her on as she walks to the ring.)
Gina Romano: THIS MATCH IS SCHEDULED FOR ONE FALL! INTRODUCINY FIRST, FROM CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA, THE WOMAN WITHOUT FEAR, CAPTAIN HARPER LEE!
(‘Sweet Dreams’ by Eurythmics, Annie Lennox & Dave Stewart fades out as it is replaced by ‘The Outsiders’ by Eric Church. Donovan Duke comes out to a lot of cheers, which irritates Harper. She doesn’t want the spotlight to be stolen, and yet Donovan’s raw, genuine goodness resonates with the crowd more. Everyone is cheering him on as he makes his way to the ring.)
Gina Romano: AND HER OPPONENT, FROM STILLWATER, OKLAHOMA, THE DECIMATOR— DONOVAN DUKE!
(He gets up on the apron, and in the ring as he lifts up the National Elite Championship. The crowd cheers as the referee checks on both before calling for the bell…)
(DING! DING! DING!)
Gavin Kirkland: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, WE ARE OFF—
(Eve interrupts him, and Gavin is forced to shut up.)
Eve: LAAAAAADDDDDDIIIIIEEEEEESSSS AND GEEEEEEENNNTLEMEN, WE ARE OFF TO ONE OF THE BIGGEST MATCHES OF THE EVENING! DONOVAN DUKE, THE NATIONAL ELITE CHAMPION AND HARPER LEE, THE UNIVERSAL WOMEN’S CHAMPION ARE HERE AND ARE MORE THAN READY TO PLAY! BOTH OF THEM LOOK ABSOLUTELY SHREDDED IN THE PREPARATION TO THIS MATCH, AND LET’S SEE IF EITHER ONE OF THEM CAN GET THE WIN THEY SO DESPERATELY WANT! WOOOO! THAT’S HOW YOU DO IT, GAVIN!
Gavin Kirkland: Bro.
Deadprez: Dang, Gavin. You gonna let her disrespect you like that? If that was me, I wouldn’t let that slide. However, that’s just me personally. I wouldn’t take that much disrespect, dawg. You gotta show her you hold your own around here, feels like you been pushed around too much lately.
(Deadprez is smiling at his instigation attempt, and Gavin is furious.)
Gavin Kirkland: AAAAAAANNNNNNNNDDDDD DONOVAN IS GOING FOR A COLLAR-ELBOW TIE UP! THE MORE TECHNICAL WRESTLER IS KEEPING IT GROUNDED, AND HARPER IS STUNNED! DONOVAN PUSHES HER INTO THE TURNBUCKLE, AND HARPER IS TRYING TO USE HER TOES TO STOP THE FORCE, BUT IT’S NOT WORKING! DONOVAN BACKS HER AGAINST THE TURNBUCKLE, AND THE REFEREE BEGINS THE COUNT OFF! DONOVAN RELEASES BEFORE HE CAN TRY, THOUGH! HARPER LOOKS ANGERED, AND DONOVAN IS REMAINING CALM,
TRYING TO KEEP THE GROUND GAME IN HIS ADVANTAGE AS THE MATCH GOES ON! Harper is trying to scout Donovan, and SHE RUSHES! NO! DONOVAN STEPS OUT AND SLAMS HARPER DOWN! HE HAS HER IN A WAISTLOCK ON THE GROUND, AND DONOVAN HAS THE UPPER HAND EARLY ON IN THE MATCH! HARPER IS TRYING TO FIGHT OUT OF IT, BUT DONOVAN LOOKS ADAMANT ON KEEPING HER THERE! SEE EVE, THAT’S HOW YOU CALL A MATCH!
Deadprez: You know, Eve, if that was me, I wouldn’t let him disrespect—
(Eve turns off Deadprez’s microphone, and he has no words to say when it turns on, knowing the Disney guidelines.)
Eve: AND NOW DONOVAN IS LIFTING HER UP! HE HAS THE STRENGTH ADVANTAGE IN THIS MATCH, AND HARPER IS TRYING TO FIGHT OUT OF IT! DONOVAN IS STRUGGLING TO APPLY A BELLY TO BACK SUPLEX, AND HARPER USES HER SUPERIOR AGILITY TO NUDGE HER WAY TO THE ROPES, BOUNCE OFF IT AND NOW HARPER HAS ESCAPED HIS GRASP! DONOVAN IS TRYING TO KEEP HIS COOL, AND HARPER IS JUST DANCING AROUND THE RING! HOWEVER, GOOD GUY DONOVAN IS ALLOWING HER TO GET HER DANCE MOVES IN! HARPER MIGHT BE FEELING HERSELF A BIT TOO MUCH, AS SHE HAS THE HANDS RAISED AND PREPARED FOR A NO-NO THING—
Deadprez: BUT DONOVAN INTERCEPTS HER WITH A DOUBLE LEG TAKEDOWN! NOW HE’S LOOKING TO MAKE THIS MATCH IN HIS FAVOR, AS NOW HE’S JUST RAINING DOWN BLOW AFTER BLOW! IT’S TIME FOR DONOVAN DUKE TO GET ONE OF THE BIGGEST WINS OF SEASON 16, AND DONOVAN IS NOW INCHES AWAY FROM DOING SO! HE HAS THE UPPER HAND HERE, AND DONOVAN IMMEDIATELY PICKS HARPER UP, ONLY TO THROW HER OVERHEAD FOR A BELLY TO BACK SUPLEX! HARPER IS STUNNED, AND NOW DONOVAN IS LOOKING TO KEEP THE ONSLAUGHT! HE PLACES HER AGAINST THE TURNBUCKLE, AND NOW HE’S LANDING MASSIVE SHOULDER BARGES TO HER STOMACH! SHE DIDN’T SEE THIS COMING, AND YOU CAN TELL! DONOVAN IS OUT FOR BLOOD, AND DONOVAN LANDS A MASSIVE EUROPEAN UPPERCUT! HE’S LANDING MORE OF THESE, AND IT’S ALL DONOVAN AS THE MATCH JUST BEGUN! DONOVAN WHIPS HER INTO THE TURNBUCKLE-
Gavin Kirkland: BUT CAPTAIN HARPER MANAGES TO SWIPE THE MOVE AND NOW HE’S PUT HIM IN A STICKY POSITION! SHE WHIPS HIM INTO THE OPPOSITE TURNBUCKLE, AND NOW IT’S CAPTAIN HARPER WITH A MASSIVE ELBOW SMASH TO DONOVAN DUKE! SHE KNOWS SHE CAN’T GIVE HIM ANY CHANCE TO BREATHE, AND NOW SHE’S RAINING BLOW AFTER BLOW ON HIM, AND DONOVAN IS DOWN TO ONE KNEE! DONOVAN IS HOLDING ONTO THE ROPES, AND HARPER WITH A PENALTY KICK TO HIS EARDRUMS! DONOVAN IS NOW OFF BALANCE, AND HARPER GOES IN FOR ANOTHER PENALTY KICK TO HIS JAW! DONOVAN IS OUT, BUT HE’S TRYING TO KEEP THE FIGHT! HARPER MANAGES TO PULL HIM UP, AND IS LOOKING TO WHIP HIM INTO THE ROPES—
Eve: BUT DONOVAN STANDS HIS GROUND! THAT’S A BIG MISTAKE, THOUGH, AS HARPER LANDS A QUICK STEP UP ENZUIGIRI TO THE BACK OF HIS HEAD! HARPER IS KEEPING HER CHANCES IN THIS MATCH ALIVE, AND NOW SHE’S LANDING MASSIVE BLOWS TO HIS SPINE! SHE’S KICKING HIS LOWER BACK, KNOWING THAT IT GENERATES A LOT OF HIS POWER! GENIUS WRESTLING FROM HARPER HERE, AND DONOVAN CAN’T HELP BUT FEEL PROUD UNDERNEATH THAT HIS OPPONENT HAS ACTUALLY STUDIED THIS LEVEL OF COMBAT! HARPER IS JUST GRILLING THOSE BLOWS INTO HIS BACK, AND IT SEEMS LIKE THERE’S NO WAY OUT! DONOVAN HAS TO FIGHT THROUGH THE PAIN, AND HARPER IS TAKING DOWN HIS LOWER HALF! SHE TRIPS HIM DOWN, AND JUMPS UP, STOMPING DOWN ON HIS THIGHS! SHE’S COMING WITH A PLAN, AND IT’S UP TO DONOVAN TO SEE HOW HE RESPONDS TO IT!
Gavin Kirkland: AND NOW IT’S HARPER FLEXING IN THE MIDDLE OF THE RING! DONOVAN LOOKS DAZED, AND NOW IT’S HARPER KEEPING THE FIGHT ALIVE BY GOING AFTER HIS LEGS AGAIN AND AGAIN! SHE’S JUST TARGETING THOSE TREE TRUNKS, AND DONOVAN MIGHT BE PREDICTING A PATTERN HERE! DONOVAN CATCHES ONE LEG, HARPER TRIES TO LAND A ROUNDHOUSE, BUT DONOVAN DUCKS! DONOVAN PULLS HER IN AND LANDS A VICIOUS GERMAN SUPLEX DOWN ON THE MAT! HARPER JUST GOT KNOCKED BACK, AND DONOVAN IS HOLDING HIS LOWER HALF IN ABSOLUTE PAIN! IT’S NOT EASY TO EXERVE THAT MUCH ENERGY, ESPECIALLY AFTER BEING ON THE RECEIVING END OF BLOWS FROM SOMEONE LIKE HARPER LEE! DONOVAN IS KEEPING THE MATCH SLOW, AND HE MANAGES TO WHIP HER INTO ANOTHER TURNBUCKLE, BUT HE KNOWS HE CAN’T KEEP UP THE FAST PACE ANY FURTHER! DONOVAN IS RESTING IN THE CENTER OF THE RING, AND HARPER REBOUNDS OFF IT! SHE’S LOOKING FOR A BOOT TO HIS FACE—
Deadprez: BUT HARPER MISSES! DONOVAN DODGED IT AND HE TOOK HER DOWN TO THE MAT! HE’S LOOKING TO RETURN THE MATCH TO HIS TERRITORY, AND NOW HE’S LOOKING FOR SOMETHING INSANE! DONOVAN HAS THE HOLDS KEPT ON LOCK, AND HE’S LOOKING FOR A MASSIVE SIDE CONTROL! HE HAS THAT SIDE CONTROL LOCKED IN GOOD, AND HARPER IS TRYING TO FIGHT OUT OF IT! THOSE ELBOWS BOTHERED DONOVAN, BUT HE MANAGES TO KEEP HER ARMS DOWN AND MAINTAIN SIDE CONTROL! HARPER IS TRYING TO ROLL OVER, BUT DONOVAN USES THIS AS A CHANCE TO APPLY A REAR NAKED CHOKE! THE REAR NAKED CHOKE CONNECTS AND NOW HARPER HAS TO FIGHT OUT OF IT! SHE HAS TO STAY ALIVE RIGHT HERE, NO MATTER HOW HARD IT MAY SEEM! HARPER IS LOOKING FOR THE ROPES, AND DONOVAN TRIES TO REACH IT BEFORE SHE DOES, BUT IT GIVES HER A CHANCE TO MOVE FURTHER! SHE SLIPS OUT OF HIS GRASP AND NOW DONOVAN HAS TO BREAK THE HOLD! THE ROPE BREAKKK!!!
Gavin Kirkland: Donovan is stunned! HE SEES THE CHANCE TO HIT HER WITH SOME PAYBACK, AND HE LANDS A VICIOUS PENALTY KICK TO THE SIDE OF HER HEAD! AND NOW HE GOES FOR ANOTHER, STRIKING HER EAR! HE’S LOOKING FOR ANOTHER, AND IT HITS! DONOVAN IS FIGHTING OUT OF PURE INSTINCT RIGHT NOW, AND HARPER IS CLEARLY BEING OVERWHELMED BY ALL OF IT, REALLY! DONOVAN IS SCREAMING IN THE MIDDLE OF THE RING, AND HARPER IS TRYING TO REGAIN CONSCIOUSNESS! SHE MANAGES TO PULL HERSELF UP, BUT DONOVAN CHARGES AND THROWS HER OUT OF THE RING! HARPER JUST LANDED ON HER BACK, AND DONOVAN IS LIKE A RABID DOG LOOKING FOR SOMEBODY TO BITE! THE REFEREE IS NOW BEGINNING THE COUNT!
Eve: BUT DONOVAN DOESN’T WANT A COUNTOUT VICTORY! HE WANTS TO MAKE A STATEMENT, AND HE EXITS THE RING AND TOSSES HARPER BACK INSIDE! DONOVAN PICKS HER UP, AND HE SLAPS HER IN THE FACE! HE SLAPS HER AGAIN! HARPER DOESN’T KNOW WHERE SHE IS, AND DONOVAN PICKS HER UP AND THROWS HER OVER HIS HEAD FOR A MASSIVE EXPLODER SUPLEX! DONOVAN IS JUST MAD WITH RAGE RIGHT NOW, AND HE’S NOT STOPPING WITH THE SUPLEXES! DONOVAN HAS THE WAISTS LOCKED, AND HE LANDS A GERMAN SUPLEX, KEEPS THE LOCK ON, AND TRANSITIONS INTO ANOTHER GERMAN SUPLEX! HE’S JUST KEEPING IT COMING, AND HARPER IS LOOKING ABSOLUTELY STUNNED RIGHT NOW! SHE CLEARLY DID NOT SEE ANY OF THAT COMING! DONOVAN KNOWS THAT THE MATCH COULD BE WON RIGHT HERE, AND HER TURNS HER OVER, AND GOES FOR A COVER! THE SHOULDERS ARE DOWN!
Deadprez; BAH GAWD, SHE JUST KICKED OUT! SHE JUST KICKED OUT OF THE GERMAN SUPLEXES AND DONOVAN IS FURIOUS! HE THOUGHT IT WOULD BE ENDED RIGHT HERE, BUT CLEARLY, SHE STILL HAS SOME OTHER PLANS! DONOVAN IS STARTING TO LOSE IT, AND HE’S GOING FOR MASSIVE STOMPS TO HER STOMACH! HARPER MIGHT BE ON THE VERGE OF LOSING HER FIRST MATCH SINCE SHE BECAME UNIVERSAL WOMEN’S CHAMPION! DONOVAN IS GOING MAD, AND RIGHT NOW, IT SEEMS LIKE HER ONLY OPTION IS TO BE THE CALM, SMART AND TACTICAL ONE IN THIS MATCH! HARPER ROLLS OUT OF THE RING, THOUGH! DONOVAN IS IRRITATED, AND HE THROWS HER BACK INSIDE! HE ENTERS THE RING ONCE MORE, BUT HARPER POPS UP WITH A KNEE RIGHT TO HIS CHIN! DONOVAN IS STUNNED, AND HE TRIES TO RUSH IN, BUT NO!
Gavin Kirkland: THE MATRIX EVASION! SHE JUST LIMBO DODGED THAT CLOTHESLINE, AND SHE KIPS UP FOR A PELE KICK! DONOVAN IS KNOCKED DOWN TO A KNEE, AND HARPER SEES THIS AS HER CHANCE! HARPER HOOKS THE HEAD IN BETWEEN HER ARM, AND DROPS HIM DOWN FOR A MASSIVE SNAP DDT! THE SNAP DDT CONNECTS AND IT’S HARPER GOING FOR THE COVER! BOTH SHOULDERS ARE DOWN, AND SHE MIGHT HAVE THIS CHANCE RIGHT HERE! THE REFEREE BEGINS THE COUNT!
Eve: BUT DONOVAN KICKS OUT! HARPER KNOWS THAT SHE CAN’T DESCEND INTO THE SAME LEVEL OF INSANITY THAT DONOVAN HAS DISPLAYED! NOW IT’S HARPER WAITING FOR HIM TO GET UP, WHICH HE DOES! DONOVAN IS DAZED AND HARPER LANDS A VICIOUS BICYCLE KICK! DONOVAN IS STILL STANDING, AND NOW IT’S HARPER GO TO FOR ANOTHER DDT! DONOVAN MANAGES TO KEEP HIMSELF STANDING, THOUGH! HARPER HAS TO LOCK IT IN FOR A GUILLOTINE, BUT DONOVAN MANAGES TO LIFT HER UP AND THROW HER DOWN ON THE MAT WITH FORCE! NO FANCY SMIDGY STUFF, JUST GOOD OLD BRAIN BASHING! HARPER MANAGES TO PULL HERSELF UP, BUT DONOVAN FEINTS A CLOTHESLINE, HARPER GOES FOR THE MATRIX EVASION, BUT DONOVAN LANDS A LEG DROP RIGHT ON HER HEAD! HARPER’S SPINE ALMOST SNAPPED AS HE DID THAT, AND DONOVAN KNOWS THAT THIS IS ANOTHER CHANCE TO GO FOR THE COVER! DONOVAN HAS THE SHOULDERS DOWN AND THE REFEREE BEGINS THE COUNT!
Gavin Kirkland: BUT HARPER KICKS OUT! SHE CLEARLY IS STILL IN THIS MATCH, WHETHER DONOVAN LIKES IT OR NOT! DONOVAN NEEDS TO END THIS IF HE WANTS TO WIN, AND DONOVAN IS JUST NOW UNLEASHING ALL HIS MIGHT BY PICKING HER UP AND PUTTING HER IN A DELAYED VERTICAL SUPLEX WITH ONE HAND! ONE HAND! HARPER FEELS THE BLOOD RUSHING TO HER HEAD, AND DONOVAN DROPS HER DOWN! THE SUPLEX CONNECTS, AND HE’S STILL LOOKING TO GO FOR MORE! DONOVAN ROLLS HER OVER AND KEEPS THE HEADLOCK ON, AND HE GOES FOR ANOTHER DELAYED SUPLEX! IT CONNECTS! DONOVAN IS GOING FOR THE THIRD ONE, AND IT CONNECTS! HARPER IS GETTING BATTERED IN THIS MATCH, AND DONOVAN IS LOOKING TO GO FOR NUMBER FOUR— BUT NO! HARPER MANAGES TO DROP HIM DOWN FOR A CUTTER, AND NOW IT’S HARPER’S TURN TO GET AN ONSLAUGHT! SHE GETS UP ON THE TOP ROPE, LOOKING FOR A DIVING SENTON—
Eve: AND IT HITS! HARPER IS JUST TAKING IT TO THE SKIES, AND SHE DOESN’T SEEM TO BE STOPPING ANYTIME SOON! SHE JUMPS UP ON THE TOP ROPE, AND THE CROWD IS ON THEIR FEET! IT’S ALMOST THAT TIME, AND NOW HARPER LEAPS OFF FOR A DIVING MOONSAULT! THE DIVING MOONSAULT CONNECTS AND NOW IT’S HARPER GOING FOR THE COVER! BOTH SHOULDERS ARE DOWN AND IT’S CLEAR THAT THE WINNER ISN’T SO CLEAR AT ALL AS THE MATCH GOES ON! THE REFEREE LOOKS GASSED WITH THE AMOUNT OF NEAR FALLS THAT HAS HAPPENED IN THIS MATCH!
Deadprez: BUT HE STILL KICKS OUT! DONOVAN DUKE IS STILL IN THE GAME AND HARPER CANNOT BELIEVE IT! SHE THOUGHT DONOVAN WOULD BE PUT AWAY AFTER THAT MASSIVE ONSLAUGHT THAT SHE HAD UNLEASHED! HOWEVER, IT’S HER TURN TO GET SOME REVENGE OF HER OWN! HARPER KNOWS THE MONSTER DONOVAN IS WHEN THE MATCH GETS THIS HOT, AND HARPER LEE MIGHT NEED TO FINISH IT WHILE SHE STILL HAS THE DAGGER IN HER HANDS, A METAPHOR OF COURSE! DONOVAN IS DOWN ON BOTH KNEES LIKE HE’S IN A CHURCH, BUT HARPER LEE HITS HIM WITH A SERMON HE DOESN’T LIKE! THE RUNNING METEORA CONNECTS AND NOW IT’S HARPER LEE KEEPING THE DAGGER IN HER HANDS! SHE’S LANDING KICKS OUT OF PURE INSTINCT, AND NEITHER DONOVAN OR HER MIGHT BE ABLE TO KEEP THIS MATCH GOING AT THIS INTENSE PACE, ALTHOUGH THAT’S WHAT WE SAID EARLIER. THESE TWO TALENTS HAVE INSANE CONDITIONING, AND IT’S OBVIOUS THAT NEITHER OF THEM WANT TO LET THE OTHER WIN! HARPER PICKS DONOVAN UP, BUT SHE’S MET WITH A HEADBUTT THAT PUTS HER DOWN TO TWO KNEES! BOTH DONOVAN AND HARPER ARE SLAPPING EACH OTHER IN THE MIDDLE OF THE RING, AND IT’S A BACK AND FORTH BETWEEN TWO OF THE BEST SHOWDOWN COMPETITORS! DONOVAN REPEATEDLY GOES IN FOR SEVERAL OPEN HAND STRIKES, BUT HARPER DISRUPTS THE MOTION WITH A LEFT JAB TO THE FACE! HARPER TRIES TO GO FOR ONE MORE, BUT DONOVAN BLOCKS IT AND PUSHES THE ARM AWAY! DONOVAN NOW LANDS A MASSIVE HEADBUTT AND BOOM! HARPER IS DOWN!
Eve: DONOVAN IS INCHES AWAY FROM FINALLY PUTTING AN END TO THIS THING, AND HE HOPES TO DO IT RIGHT NOW! DONOVAN IS JUST LANDING MASSIVE BLOWS, AND HE PICKS HER UP! DONOVAN HAS THE LEGS LOCKED IN, AND HE LIFTS HER UP FOR THE DRAWING DEAD! THE MICHINOKU DRIVER CONNECTS AND NOW IT’S DONOVAN LOOKING FOR THE COVER! BOTH OF HARPER’S SHOULDERS ARE DOWN AND IT’S DONOVAN GOING FOR THE COVER! THE REFEREE BEGINS THE COUNT RIGHT HERE! THE REFEREE IS ALSO IN THE FIGHT AS HE NEEDS TO BE ALERT FOR THESE TYPES OF MATCHES!
Gavin Kirkland: BUT SHE STILL KICKS OUT! HARPER LEE HAS A LOT OF FIGHT STILL LEFT IN HER, BUT HOW MUCH WE’LL NEVER KNOW UNTIL THE MATCH IS OVER! BOTH HARPER LEE AND DONOVAN ARE SHOCKED THAT THE MATCH IS THIS CLOSE, AND DONOVAN IS LOOKING TO END IT RIGHT HERE! DONOVAN HAS HER PICKED UP IN A POWERSLAM POSITION, BUT HARPER IS FIGHTING OUT OF IT! HARPER TURNS BEHIND HIM, AND LIFTS HIM UP OVER HER HEAD FOR AN OLYMPIC SLAM! THE RAGNAROK CONNECTS, AND DONOVAN IS OUT OF IT! NOW IT’S HARPER GOING FOR THE COVER IN THIS MATCH, LOOKING TO SECURE ONE OF THE BIGGEST W’S OF HER ENTIRE CAREER!
Deadprez: BUT HE KICKS OUT! DONOVAN IS ONE TOUGH SON OF A DISNEY PRINCESS AND THERE’S A LOT LEFT IN HIM! DONOVAN IS TRYING HIS BEST TO STAY ALIVE, BUT DONOVAN MIGHT NEED TO DO MORE THAN SURVIVE IF HE WANTS TO WIN! HARPER IS JUST LAUNCHING ELBOWS ON HIS CRANIUM, AND NOW DONOVAN MIGHT NEED TO JUST ENTER SURVIVAL MODE, BECAUSE HARPER LEE HAS THAT DAWG IN HER, AND SHE’S GOING FOR A REAR NAKED CHOKE! DONOVAN IS ABOUT TO FADE OUT, BUT HE MANAGES TO STAND UP AND THROW HER DOWN FOR A JUDO THROW! DONOVAN DROPS DOWN, AND NOW HE’S GOING FOR THE ARMBAR! THE ARMBAR AND HE’S WRENCHING THAT ARM BACK! HARPER IS TRYING TO SEEK OUT THE ROPES, BUT DONOVAN IS PROVING TO BE ONE STRONG SON OF A GUN AND HE’S NOT ALLOWING HER TO DO SO! NOW IT’S DONOVAN SLAMMING HIS QUADS ONTO HER FACE, AND HARPER MIGHT NEED TO TRY SOMETHING DIFFERENT! HARPER IS JUST EATING THOSE BIG MEATY QUADS, AND NOW IT’S DONOVAN TRYING TO KEEP THAT HOLD STILL LOCKED IN! HARPER IS TRYING TO SURVIVE, BUT DONOVAN IS KEEPING THE HOLD LOCKED IN! HE MIGHT HAVE THE MATCH WON VIA TAP OUT!!!! HE HAS THE WIN SO CLOSE AND HE KNOWS HE CAN’T LET UP RIGHT HERE! BUT WAIT—
???: (off-mic) Hell naw.
Eve: THAT’S JON KELTON! KELTON JUST WALKED THROUGH THE CROWD AND HE HAS SALTED POPCORN IN HIS UANDS! KELTON IS LOOKING ON WITH A SMUG LOOK, AND DONOVAN IS DISTRACTED! HARPER MIGHT SEE A CHANCE TO ESCAPE, AND SHE DOES! SHE ESCAPES BUT DONOVAN MANAGES TO CATCH HER WITH AN UPWARD KICK! HARPER IS STUNNED, AND DONOVAN PUSHES HER INTO THE ROPES AND NOW HE’S LANDING MASSIVE SHOULDER THRUSTS HER INTO THE MIDDLE OF THE TURNBUCKLES! HE’S JUST TAKING IT LIKE A DAWG ON ATTACK MODE, AND IT’S ALMOST LOOKING NOT SO GOOD FOR HARPER’S CHANCES OF WINNING! KELTON IS LOOKING ON AS DONOVAN IS JUST DESTROYING HARPER LEE, AND RIGHT NOW HE’S CHEERING DONOVAN ON!
Jon Kelton: (off-mic) GO DONOVAN! WOOOO!
Gavin Kirkland: AND KELTON IS DISTRACTING DONOVAN! HARPER JUST HAD A MOMENT TO BREATHE, AND DONOVAN REALIZES IT! DONOVAN ATTEMPTS ANOTHER MASSIVE UPPERCUT, BUT HE MISSES! NOW IT’S HARPER LANDING A MASSIVE KICK TO THE BACK OF HIS HEAD, AND SHE GERMAN SUPLEXES DONOVAN INTO THE MAT! SHE’S GOING FOR THE PIN, BUT DONOVAN RELEASES! NOW HE’S GOING FOR A CREATIVE ROLLUP, BUT HARPER MANAGES TO PULL BACK AND NOW SHE’S IN THE ROLL-UP POSITION! KELTON IS LOOKING ON, AND DONOVAN IS DISTRACTED! HE DOESN’T KNOW WHERE HE IS RIGHT NOW! HARPER HAS THE SHOULDERS DOWN AND THE REFEREE IS GOING FOR THE COUNT! HARPER MIGHT HAVE IT WON HERE! DONOVAN DOESN’T KNOW WHERE HE IS!
(DING! DING! DING!)
Gina Romano: AND YOUR WINNER, THE UNIVERSAL WOMEN’S CHAMPION, HARPER LEE!!!!
Eve: THE UNIVERSAL WOMEN’S CHAMPION, HARPER LEE DID IT! DONOVAN WAS CAUGHT IN THE PIN AND HARPER HAS PULLED THIS ONE OUT!
Deadprez: HARPER JUST WON HERE, BUT IT LOOKS LIKE THE CELEBRATION MIGHT BE CUT SHORT—
???: (off-mic) Not a chance, Harper.
Gavin Kirkland: OH SHI….SHUCKS! THAT’S THE FORMER UNIVERSAL WOMEN’S CHAMPION, ANDREA VALENTINE! SHE’S EYEING DOWN HARPER LEE AND BLOCKING HER WAY! HARPER IS HAVING CLOSE TO NONE OF IT RIGHT NOW AND IT’S VISIBLE! ANDREA IS BLOCKING HER WAY TO LEAVE AND SHE’S BUTTING HEADS WITH THE CURRENT WOMEN’S CHAMPION!
Andrea Valentine: (off-mic) I had you, Harper. I had you. Keep looking over your shoulder.
Eve: AND IT DOESN’T LOOK LIKE HARPER IS IT! SHE’S ITCHING TO PUNCH ANDREA WHILE SHE’S LOOKING BACK, BUT SHE JUST ROLLS OUT INSTEAD ESPECIALLY AFTER WHAT HURRICANE HAWK AND HEIDI HUXLEY HAD TO SAY TO START THE SHOW! BUT JON KELTON JUST JUMPED OVER THE RING BARRICADE! THE POPCORN IS ALL OVER THE PLACE AND NOW HE’S ROLLING IN TO EYE THE CHAMP! HE’S NOT SAYING ANYTHING, THOUGH— AND HE HELPS HIM UP! Kelton has the title in hand, and that may be a taste of what’s to come! DONOVAN AND KELTON ARE LOOKING AT EACH OTHER, AND JON IS JUST FAKING HIM OUT BY PRETENDING TO WEAR IT!
Jon Kelton: (off-mic) Look at this beauty, Donovan. Mmm, now I see why you fight for it. Here’s the title though, I want you to hold it and make sure it’s in good condition.
(Jon Kelton hands Donovan the National Elite Championship, and Donovan is trying his best to remain calm. Kelton rolls out of the ring as Donovan looks on, before the camera shifts to the backstage area in the offices of Hurricane Hawk.)
(Ryan Wilson appears in the back, walking through the corridors looking more than a little pleased with himself. He shuns greetings from the crew members, believing him above them, and only comes to a halt as he stands outside Hurricane Hawks office. With a smirk he steps inside, happy that it is empty, and he walks around the desk, sits himself down and places his feet up on the desk.)
Ryan Wilson: Yeah, this will do nicely. It’s so good to be home.
(As Ryan scans the office, noting a few changes that he is going to make, Hurricane Hawk walks in with Heidi in tow, Hawk immediately scowling as he sees the scene before him.)
Hurricane Hawk: What you doing? Get your feet off my desk Ryan.
(Ryan apologetically holds up his hands, and surprisingly does as he is told.)
Ryan Wilson: My bad, don’t want to scuff up the woodwork, I get that.
(Ryan walks over and throws his arms around Hawk who looks more than a little awkward. He then turns to Heidi, who politely declines.)
Ryan Wilson: You did the right thing bringing me back bro. It’s nice to see someone with a little intelligence around here.
Hurricane Hawk: Excuse me?
Ryan Wilson: Well, with Disney now on board, you realized that you needed someone with GM experience to help you through the turbulent waters, so you turned to me, after all I was the GM of this brand in Season fourteen. And what a stupendous reign it was as well.
Hurricane Hawk: Ryan…
Ryan Wilson: No, it’s ok, you shouldn’t be ashamed asking for help. In fact, I’d call it genius that you traded me to Showdown at the start of this season, and before things got out of hand. You know your limitations, and that’s admirable. I want you to use my astute leadership skills, and together, we will raise Showdown to the next level. And with Disney on board, then it’s a given really, that Showdown will be elevated above the rest, where it should be.
Hurricane Hawk: That was quite a speech, don’t you think Heidi?
(Heidi nods her agreement, taking in her first impressions of Ryan Wilson, Ryan not even aware he was being judged.)
Ryan Wilson: Like I say, I am a leader of men, Churchillian in my nature. It truly is the perfect fit. My second coming will go down in history as one of the greatest returns of all time
Hurricane Hawk: You know the worst part about all of this. You believe the words that are coming from your mouth.
Ryan Wilson: I only speak the truth Hawk, you know this.
Hurricane Hawk: Well, seeing as we are speaking ‘truths’ how about I give you a few of my own?
Ryan Wilson: Sure, I’m not above compliments, I fully endorse them in fact. Lay it on me home slice.
Hurricane Hawk: I traded you to Showdown as a favor for one of my colleagues who didn’t believe that you were the right fit for Dynasty…
Ryan Wilson: What!!! That’s not right. You’re joking right?
Hurricane Hawk: It is Ryan, they believed that you didn’t fit into their philosophy, so I made them a deal that cost me a very young, but up and coming talent who is destined to go places.
Ryan Wilson: You’re lying… in front of missy here.
Heidi Huxley: My name is Heidi, Ryan
Ryan Wilson: Yeah? Whatever Sister.
Hurricane Hawk: I didn’t bring to Showdown to be a Manager, or to ‘help’ me out with anything. You’re not hear to stand shoulder to shoulder with Heidi and advise on the Disney ethos. Everyone knows that the last time you were in charge you darn near destroyed Showdown, scarring many Elitists to this day, some who had to leave Showdown to save their careers. I had to pay the price for your insubordination. I had to take it on the chin, and deal with the fallout for months. There isn’t a chance in hell… can I say hell?
(He turns to Heidi who nods her head.)
Heidi Huxley: I think that’s ok just this once.
Hurricane Hawk: Anyway, I won’t be making those same mistakes and placing you anywhere near a position of power. You are here to wrestle, the job you are paid for. And that’s it. Winning championship if you are good enough, but NEVER enter this office again without my say so. Understand?
(Heidi just looks on and smirks, happy with the way Hawk was dealing with this situation. Ryan however… not so happy.)
Ryan Wilson: This is ridiculous, and you know it. You are going to let all my experience go to waste based on a foolish grudge. The picture you paint isn’t the truth, and I should sue you for liability. In fact, I’m going to sue Disney…
Hurricane Hawk: And now you are starting to sound like Ronan Malosi.
Ryan: I AM RYAN WILSON DARN IT!!! I deserve more than this obvious jealousy towards me. By the time I’m through Hawk, you are going to realize that Ryan Wilson IS Showdown, and then you’ll be begging me for my help. And you know what, you won’t get it. You had your chance, and you blew it…
(Ryan turns to leave, obviously furious, but stops as he hears Heidi chuckling. Slowly he turns to face her.)
Ryan Wilson: Find something funny because I don’t. Let’s hear it.
(Heidi doesn’t back now, and the grin remains on her face.)
Heidi Huxley: I think you would make the perfect Disney Villain. I can see a bright future for you on our Showdown brand.
(Ryan digests the words, and then slowly a smile forms on his face. He nods, and then leaves the office, that smile growing further still. Hawk looks at Heidi, not sure what he just heard as the scene cuts away.)
Gina Romano: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, PLEASE WELCOME… JACK RIPLEY!!!
( ‘Blue World’ by Mac Miller plays throughout the arena as Jack Ripley comes out and walks down to join the commentary booth. Jack puts his headphone on and starts to sit quietly. )
Jack Ripley: Hi.
Eve: Hey Jack. It’s great to see Jack coming around and join us here tonight to watch Kassidy Heart closely, don’t you think, Gavin.
Gavin Kirkland: Mhm, it’s getting more interesting around here as last week, Jack made it clear to Kass about how annoying she was but that didn’t back Jack down from go up against Kass very soon!
Deadprez: Jack really had something in his mind to do something like that last week but I can tell that this man has no fear in the EAW Hall of Famer at all.
Crowd: ONE FALL!!
( ‘Zetsubousei’ by Soraru plays throughout the arena as Holly Arrow confidently makes her way down to the ring. )
Gina Romano: INTRODUCING FIRST, WRESTLING OUT OF CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND!!! WEIGHING IN AT 149 POUNDS!!!… SHE IS ‘THE FINAL GIRL’ !!!… HOLLYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY ARROWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: Here comes Holly Arrow. Speaking of her…
Gavin Kirkland: What? I was going to say she’s a talented woman and looks very confident towards her match here tonight against Kassidy Heart, what do you think HUH?
Eve: Nothing, I’m just curious what you are going to say.
Deadprez: Holly came out here tonight against Kassidy Heart and of course, I can’t wait to see what she’s going to bring to the table here tonight too. This is going to be fun to watch.
( ‘Partition (Smearcase Trap Remix)’ by Beyoncé replaces Holly Arrow’s theme music as Kassidy Heart quickly walks down from the stage to the ring as she doesn’t seem to be in her mood today. )
Gina Romano: AND HER OPPONENT, WRESTLING OUT OF SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA… WEIGHING IN AT 141 POUNDS!!!… EAW HALL OF FAMER… ‘THE NECRO MAULER’!!!.. KASSIDYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!… HEARTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Deadprez: And here come Kassidy Heart, she doesn’t seem to be very pleased towards her match here tonight against Holly.
Eve: Maybe this have nothing to do with Holly
(DING DING DING!!!)
Deadprez: Holly Arrow takes on Kassidy Heart is underway with Jack Ripley watching from the ringside here with us!
Gavin Kirkland: Kassidy looks very eager to end this match as fast as possible here tonight against Holly as she sprints out of her corner so as Holly. Holly runs down and looks for a discus back elbow but Kassidy ducks under, grabs her arm in a mid-run, turns things around and sets her up for ‘DEDEDE DDT’ !!!!
Eve: But Holly hangs on! Holly pushes Kassidy to the corner and connects Kassidy with a roundhouse kick to her chest! Holly pulls Kassidy away from the corner, and sends her down on her knees. Holly runs down to the ropes, bounces back and goes for a sliding STO!
Gavin Kirkland: :oh: Wait! Kassidy comes back faster than Holly as she moves out of her way. Kassidy rises back to her feet, runs down to the ropes, rebounds from the ropes and goes for a sliding lariat on Holly instead!-
Deadprez: Holly also moves out of her way, quickly goes behind Kassidy and seizes her up for a german suplex! Kassidy escapes by sending a back elbow to Holly while she is lifting her up in the air. Kass turns around and an Enzuigiri kick Holly! Holly stumbles back to the ropes but swiftly returns Kassidy with a spinning gut kick when she rises to both feet.
Gavin Kirkland: Kassidy holds her gut and Holly grabs her, jumps onto Kassidy’s back and drops Kassidy to the mat with a Sunset Flip Powerbomb! Holly can connect it and quickly goes for a pin!
Gavin Kirkland: Kassidy holds her gut and Holly grabs her, jumps onto Kassidy’s back, and drops Kassidy to the mat with a Sunset Flip Powerbomb! Holly is able to connect it and continues to go for a pin!
Eve: Kassidy Heart kicks out! Holly hops back to her feet, pulling Kassidy’s wrist with her then sends her to the ropes behind her. Kassidy bounces off the ropes and Holly runs up to her as she goes for a cartwheel Pele kick! But Kassidy dashes to the side, Holly lands on her feet and Kassidy rushes down to Holly for a running dropkick! Holly falls to the mat and ends up rolling down outside the ring.
Deadprez: Holly has been taken down to outside of the ring. She tries to capitalize herself but Kassidy wastes no time as she runs down to Holly and brings her down over the ropes with a Beautiful Tope Con Hilo!- BUT HOLLY COUNTERS HER IN A MID-AIR WITH A KNEE STRIKE!!! KASSIDY IS DOWN!!! HOLLY PICKS HER BACK TO BOTH FEET AND PROCEEDS TO DROP HER DOWN ON THE CONCRETE FLOOR WITH A STRAIGHT JACKET SUPLEX, CRASHING HER NECK FIRST TO THE FLOOR!!!
Gavin Kirkland: That’s crazy energy for a cute girl like Holly! Even the former Answers World Champion didn’t expect that from her! Holly slowly rises back to her feet as she walks over to Kassidy, still down on the floor, and picks her up by pulling the back of her pant. Holly grabs Kassidy and rolls her under the bottom rope. Holly jumps upon the apron, walks over to the corner and climbs up to the top rope. Holly goes up high and comes all the way down with ‘Holly-Go-Round’ !!!-
Eve: WAIT, KASS IS BACK TO HER FEET!!! HOW IS SHE DOING THAT???? KASSIDY RUNS UP ON THE SECOND ROPE, AND USES BOTH LEGS TO JUMP OVER HOLLY AS SHE SEIZES HOLLY AND HERSELF DOWN FROM THE TOP ROPE AND TRANSITS INTO A TRIANGLE CHOKE!! WHAT A MOVE BY THE FORMER ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPION!!!
Deadprez: HOLLY IS GOING NOWHERE AND KASSIDY KEEPS HER TIGHTLY UNTIL SHE IS GOING TO TAP OUT. KASSIDY LOCKS IT TIGHTLY- WAIT NO, KASSIDY LETS HER OFF GO, GOES AROUND, GRABS HOLLY FROM BEHIND AND TAKES HER DOWN TO THE MAT WITH A VICIOUS BRIDGING DRAGON SUPLEX!!! SHE PROCEEDS TO GO FOR A PIN ON HER!!!
Gavin Kirkland: Holly Arrow isn’t going anywhere as Deadprez said! She lifts her shoulder in time before three! Kassidy rolls down to the corner, grabs the second rope and uses it to pull herself back to her feet. Kassidy looks down at Holly-
Eve: KASSIDY GOES FOR ‘GO TO GAWD’ BUT HOLLY CATCHES HER IN A MID-RUN WITH A BRUTAL HEADBUTT THEN CONNECTS KASSIDY WITH A SINGLE KNEE BACKSTABER!!!
Deadprez: HOLLY PULLS KASSIDY BACK TO HER FEET ONCE AGAIN AND SENDS HER BACK DOWN TO THE MAT WITH A FULL NELSON SUPLEX!!! KASSIDY’S NECK CRASHED DOWN ON THE MAT!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: HOLLY ISN’T GOING FOR A PIN YET, SHE’S ROLLING DOWN UNDER THE BOTTOM ROPE, RISES BACK TO HER FEET AND WAITS PATIENTLY FOR KASSIDY TO COME BACK TO HER FEET…. KASSIDY STARTS TO RISE BACK TO HER FEET AND HOLLY GOES FOR A SPRINGBOARD KNEE STRIKE!!! SHE LANDS IT ACROSS KASSIDY’S FACE!! HOLLY ROLLS BACK TO KASS AND HOOKS HER LEG FOR A PIN!!!
Eve: Close but not close enough! Kassidy Heart kicks out!
Deadprez: These two women have been fighting fiercely against each other in this match. Holly gets back to her feet after taking Kassidy down to the mat with a springboard knee strike. Holly sends Kassidy into the corner, follows her down to the corner and connects her with a European Uppercut! Followed by Back Elbow then Holly snapmares Kass-
Gavin Kirkland: HOLLY SNAPMARED HER BUT KASSIDY QUICKLY ROLLS BACK TO HER FEET AND SENDS HOLLY DOWN TO THE MAT WITH A VICIOUS LARIAT, TURNING HOLLY ALL THE WAY AROUND IN 360 DEGREES!! HOLLY IS DOWN BUT KASSIDY IS PULLING HER BACK TO BOTH FEET AND TAKES HER DOWN ONCE AGAIN WITH AN ARM-PULLING LARIAT-
Eve: HOLY SMOKE! HOLLY FLIPS OVER KASSIDY’S ARM, TWISTS KASSIDY ALL THE WAY AROUND AND DROPS HER DOWN TO THE MAT WITH A SWINGING NECKBREAKER!!-
Deadprez: BUT WAIT! KASSIDY PUSHES HER OFF AT THE MOMENT HOLLY IS ABOUT TO DROP HER. KASSIDY PUSHES HOLLY OVER THE ROPES, HOLLY BOUNCES AND KASSIDY GOES FOR A DROPKICK- HOLLY HALTS HERSELF IN A MID-RUN, KASSIDY LANDS HER BACK ON THE MAT AND HOLLY SECURES HER LEGS AND GOES FOR A SHARPSHOOTER!!! BUT KASSIDY PUSHES HOLLY AWAY USING HER RIGHT FOOT, SENDING HOLLY DOWN TO THE ROPES, HOLLY BOUNCES BACK AGAIN AND KASS QUICKLY RISES BACK TO HER FEET AND TAKES HOLLY DOWN WITH A KITCHEN SINK KICK!!
Gavin Kirkland: HOLLY IS TAKEN DOWN BY A KITCHEN SINK. KASSIDY SETS HER IN A SEATED POSITION, RUNS BACK TO THE ROPES AND CRASHES A SLIDING ELBOW SMASH ACROSS HOLLY’S JAW!! KASSIDY IS DONE? NO, NOT YET!! SHE PULLS HOLLY BACK TO HER FEET ONCE AGAIN, AND SEIZES HER UP FOR ‘SPIRITUAL GIVER’!!! HOLLY’S BACK LANDED AND KASSIDY GOES FOR A PIN!!
Eve: HOLLY ARROW SOMEHOW KICKS OUT!!! KASSIDY LOOKS TOTALLY MAD ABOUT WHAT SHE JUST SAW BUT SHE MIGHT HAVE TO END IT ALL HERE. KASSIDY GOES ALL THE WAY UP TO THE TOP ROPE, HOLLY IS STILL TRYING TO GET HERSELF BACK TO BOTH FEET. KASSIDY STANDS ON THE TOP ROPE…
Gavin Kirkland: ‘MAXX SOLARIS’ !!!!!!!!
Deadprez: WAIT NO! HOLLY MOVES OUT OF HER WAY AND KASSIDY LANDS HERSELF ON THE MAT!!! KASSIDY PUSHES HERSELF OFF THE MAT BACK TO BOTH FEET AND HOLLY WHO IS ALSO COMING BACK TO HER BOTH FEET RUNS AT HER AND BRINGS HOLLY DOWN TO THE MAT WITH ‘FIST OF KHONSHU’ !!!!!!!!!-
Eve: KASSIDY DUCKS UNDER AND TRIES TO GO FOR A DRAGON SUPLEX BUT HOLLY SEND A BACK ELBOW TO HER EYE!! HOLLY TURNS BACK TO KASSIDY AND ALSO TRIES TO SEND KASSIDY DOWN TO THE MAT WITH AN EXPLODER SUPLEX BUT KASSIDY SENDS A FEW SHOTS OF KNEE TO HOLLY’S GUT!! HOLLY HAS NO CHOICE BUT TO HOLD DOWN HER GUT, KASSIDY QUICKLY PULLS HOLLY UNDER HER WING AND LOOKS FOR ‘DEDEDE DDT’ !!!
Gavin Kirkland: HOLLY IS ALSO YET TO GIVE IT UP!! HOLLY PUSHES KASSIDY BACK TO THE CORNER, GRABS HER WRIST, SETS HER IN A DDT POSITION, RUNS UP TO THE SECOND ROPE AND SPIKES KASS WITH A TORNADO DDT!!
Deadprez: ANOTHER BAG THAT GETS FUMBLED! KASSIDY TOSSES HOLLY DOWN TO THE MAT WHEN SHE IS IN THE AIR. HOLLY PUSHES HERSELF OFF THE MAT AND KASSIDY IS GOING FOR ‘NORVINA LIGHTS’ !!!
Eve: BUT NO! HOLLY POPS BACK TO HER FEET IN TIME AND FINALLY TAKES KASSIDY DOWN WITH AN INAZUMA LEG LARIAT!!!!! ABOUT THE DAMN TIME THAT SOMEONE STAYS DOWN!! THIS HAS BEEN SHOWN THAT NONE OF THESE WOMEN ARE GOING TO GIVE THEMSELVES UP!!!
( The crowd roars in cheer and excitement at how this match has been through so far. Holly and Kass start to get on their knees and look at each other. )
Gavin Kirkland: Both women are looking to go at one another this time, and YES! I’M NOT WRONG!! HOLLY TAKES HER TURN FIRST AND SENDS A STIFF PALM STRIKE TO KASSIDY!! KASSIDY WASTES NO TIME AND RETURNS HOLLY IN FAVORS WITH A PUNCH RIGHT INTO HER FACE!! HOLLY HOLDS HER JAW AND QUICKLY COMES BACK WITH A SHOOT KICK TO KASSSIDY’S GUT!!! THIS TIME, IT DOES ENOUGH DAMAGE TO GIVE KASSIDY A REACTION OF A PAIN BUT KASSIDY REFUSES TO SPEND TIME WORRYING ABOUT HERSELF AND A SLAP TO HOLLY’S FACE FROM KASSIDY!! ALSO A SLAP FROM HOLLY TO KASSIDY!!! AHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!1
Deadprez: BOTH WOMEN ARE GOING AT EACH OTHER OVER AND OVER BUT IT KEEPS GOING!! KASSIDY SENDS A ELBOW SMASH TO HOLLY’S JAW AND HOLLY COMES BACK WITH A RUNNING SHOOT KICK TO KASSIDY’S GUT!! KASSIDY HOLDS HER GUT AND REPLIES TO HOLLY WITH AN ENZUIGIRI KICK!! HOLLY STUMBLES AND FALLS DOWN TO THE ROPES….
Eve: SHE BOUNCES BACK AND A RUNNING KNEE STRIKE TO KASSIDY!!! OH WHAT?! KASSIDY TAKES LESS THAN A SECOND THIS TIME AND TAKES HOLLY DOWN WITH A DROPKICK TO HER FACE BUT HOLLY IMMEDIATELY COMES BACK TO HER FEET AND ‘FISH OF KHONSHU’ TO KASSIDY!!!!!..
Gavin Kirkland: WHAT IN THE MR. TOAD’S WILD RIDE IS GOING ON????
Deadprez: KASSIDY ALSO COMES BACK TO HER FEET AS IF NOTHING HAPPENED AND SENDS HOLLY DOWN WITH ‘GO TO GAWD’ !!! BOTH WOMEN ARE OUT!! WHAT AN AMAZING EXCHANGE FROM THESE TWO TOP FEMALE TALENTS OF SHOWDOWN, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN!!
( Both women are completely and the referee gives them enough time to get back to their feet. The referee checks on both women and they seem like this unfinished business is still going. )
Eve: Holly and Kassidy start to get back on their feet, their eyes look closely at each other and this makes this contest looks more interesting than eve-
Jack Ripley (Off-Mic): HEY KASS!
Gavin Kirkland: :lupe:
Deadprez: JACK JUST CALLED KASSIDY OUT FROM THE BOOTH WHICH THAT CAUGHT HER ATTENTION. KASSIDY IS ABOUT TO WALK DOWN FROM THE RING TO JACK BUT HOLLY ROLLS KASSIDY FROM BEHIND AND ATTEMPTS TO GET A WIN HERE!!!
Eve: KASSIDY HEART KICKS OUT IN TIME!!! SHE QUICKLY RISES BACK TO HER FEET AFTER ESCAPING A PINFALL SO AS HOLLY. BOTH WOMEN POP BACK TO THEIR FEET AND HOLLY GOES FOR A DISCUS BACK ELBOW BUT KASSIDY DUCKS UNDER AND SUCCESSFULLY SENDS HOLLY CRASHING DOWN TO THE MAT WITH A BRIDGING DRAGON SUPLEX!!!
Gavin Kirkland: KASSIDY LETS HOLLY OFF GO, SENDS HOLLY DOWN INTO A SEATED POSITION AS SHE RUNS AT FULL SPEED TO HOLLY AND PUTS HER DOWN TO THE MAT WITH A SLIDING SWINGING BACK ELBOW TO HER FACE!!! HOLLY IS OUT AND KASSIDY DROPS DOWN FOR A PINFALL!!!
Deadprez: BUT AGAIN, HOLLY ARROW KICKS OUT!!-
Eve: KASSIDY PULLS HOLLY OFF THE MAT AND PUTS HER IN A SLEEPER HOLD ON HER OWN!! IT IS LOCKED IN TIGHTLY AND HOLLY IS GOING NOWHERE!!
Gavin Kirkland: HOLLY IS TRYING HER BEST TO REACH THE ROPE WHILE KASSIDY IS MAKING HER SUFFER WITH A SLEEPER HOLD. HOLLY IS TRYING TO USE HER RIGHT HAND TO CATCH A BOTTOM ROPE BUT KASSIDY SEES IT COMING AND ROLLS HER BACK WITH HER IN A SUBMISSION HOLD. HOLLY TRIES TO HIT KASSIDY WITH A BACK ELBOW BUT KASSIDY MOVES HER HEAD AND PUTS MORE PRESSURE ON HER MOVE!!
Deadprez: HOLLY LOOKS VERY CLOSE TO TAKE A LEAVE AS SHE STARTS TO FADE…
Gavin Kirkland: CMON HOLLY!!!…
Deadprez: NOPE! SHE RAISES HER RIGHT HAND!! SHE STILL HAS SOME FOR KASSIDY AND KASSIDY IS TIRED OF MAKING THIS WAY TOO LONG!!! KASSIDY LETS HOLLY OFF GO AND SENDS A CLUBBING BLOW TO THE BACK OF HOLLY’S HEAD AS SHE FOLLOWS UP WITH A STRAIGHT JACKET SUPLEX!!! ‘CHANEL N°5’ CONNECTS!!! KASSIDY HOOKS HOLLY’S LEG AND GOES FOR A PINFALL!!
Gavin Kirkland: THAT’S CRAZY!!!!!
Deadprez: UNBELIEVABLE!! HOLLY RAISES HER SHOULDER UP AND KASSIDY CAN’T EVEN BELIEVE THAT HOLLY IS STILL ON FOR THIS MATCH!!!
( The crowd is cheering for Holly after she is kicked out once again and leaves Kassidy shocked about what she just witnessed. Kassidy turns back to Holly behind and looks absolutely mad. )
Gavin Kirkland: NO! DON’T DO HOLLY LIKE THAT!!
Eve: I DON’T THINK SHE CARES ABOUT YOU, GAVIN. KASSIDY TURNS HOLLY AROUND TO FACE HER AND KASSIDY STARTS TO BEAT THE HELL OUT OF HOLLY BY THROWING A BARRAGE OF STIFF PUNCHES AT HOLLY OVER AND OVER!! THE REFEREE TRIES TO COMPEL KASSIDY TO STOP BUT THAT DOESN’T WORK AT ALL. THE REFEREE HAS NO CHOICE BUT TO PULL KASSIDY AWAY FROM HOLLY!! KASSIDY’S EYES LOOK ABSOLUTELY ON FIRE. THE REFEREE CHECKS ON HOLLY AND HOLLY NODS HER HEAD AS SHE IS YET TO GIVE UP ON THIS MATC-
Deadprez: A SLIDING DROPKICK FROM KASSIDY TO HOLLY!!! BUT THIS TIME, HOLLY ROLLS OUT OF HER WAY, RISES BACK TO HER FEET AND HITS KASSIDY WITH A CALF KICK!! HOLLY PICKS KASSIDY BACK TO HER FEET, PUSHES HER BACK TO THE ROPES AND GOES FOR A RUNNING KNEE STRIKE!! HOLLY HOLDS KASSIDY ON, TURNS HER AROUND AS SHE FOLLOWS UP WITH A TIGER SUPLEX!!!…
Gavin Kirkland: AND HOLLY IS NOT DONE YET! HOLLY ROLLS BACK TO BOTH FEET WITH KASSIDY WRAPPED AROUND HER NECK BY HOLLY’S ARMS. HOLLY SETS THINGS AROUND AND…
Eve: ‘CANCEL CULTURE’ !!!! SHE LANDS IT!! KASSIDY IS DOWN AND HOLLY GOES FOR A PIN!!!
Deadprez: KASSIDY HEART KICKS OUT!! KASSIDY HEART KICKS OUT!!!
Gavin Kirkland: THIS MIGHT NOT BE IT FOR HOLLY BUT I’M SURE THAT MY GIRL WILL DO IT!!! CMON HOLLY!!! SHE’S GOING UP TO THE TOP ROPE AND KASSIDY IS STILL STAYING DOWN!!!…
Eve: HOLLY IS STANDING ON THE TOP ROPE AND KASSIDY IS STILL STRUGGLING GETTING BACK TO BOTH FEET!! HOLLY JUMPS OFF THE TOP ROPE AS SHE COMES ALL THE WAY FROM THE AIR WITH ‘HOLLY-GO-ROUND’!!!-
Deadprez: ‘THE SHINING’ !!!! ‘THE SHINING’ !!!! HOLLY WENT FOR ‘HOLLY-GO-ROUND’ BUT KASSIDY LEFT A SPACE FOR HOLLY TO LAND ON HER MOVE INSTEAD!! KASSIDY LOCKS HER WITH A TRIANGLE CHOKE!!! HOLLY IS TRYING TO FIGHT OUT OF HER WAY BY LIFTING UP KASSIDY BUT KASSIDY USES ALL THE STRENGTH SHE HAS LEFT FOR HOLLY TO MAKE HER SURRENDER!!! HOLLY…
Gavin Kirkland: HOLLY LIFTS KASSIDY UP AGAIN, POPS KASSIDY UP TO THE AIR, AND CATCHES KASSIDY WITH A ROUNDHOUSE KICK TO HER HEAD!!! KASSIDY IS FAINTING AFTER THAT KICK AND HOLLY LIFTS HER UP AGAIN FOR ‘PLAYER’S HATER DEGREE’ !!!!-
Eve: KASSIDY SENDS HER DOWN TO THE MAT WITH AN ARMDRAG INSTEAD. HOLLY ROLLS BACK TO HER FEET BUT KASSIDY TRIPS HOLLY DOWN BY HER LEGS AND LOOKS FOR ‘NECRO MAULER’ !!!
Deadprez: HOLLY FINDS A SMARTER WAY FOR HER AS SHE SLIDES UNDER KASSIDY’S LEGS TO BEHIND HER! HOLLY SNATCHES KASSIDY FROM BEHIND AND TAKES HER DOWN WITH A GERMAN SUPLEX!!!-
Gavin Kirkland: NO NO WAIT!! KASSIDY LANDS ON HER FEET!!! HOLLY NOTICES AND TURNS AROUND AT HER BUT KASSIDY QUICKLY GETS HOLLY IN FOR ‘THE BRIGHTON FLY’!!! A BEAUTIFUL SPANISH FLY BY KASSIDY!!! HOLLY IS DOWN AND KASSIDY GOES FOR A PIN! WOULD THIS BE IT???
Eve: NO!!! HOLLY KICKS OUT ONCE AGAI-
Gavin Kirkland: KASSIDY WASTES NO TIME AS SHE IMMEDIATELY PULLS HOLLY BACK TO HER FEET AFTER SHE KICKED OUT!! KASSIDY SENDS HOLLY TO THE CORNER AND QUICKLY FOLLOWS HER UP WITH ‘RAPTURE’!!! A HELLUVA KICK FROM KASSIDY!! KASSIDY KEEPS HOLLY AT THE CORNER, STEPS AWAY FROM THE CORNER AND ANOTHER ‘RAPTURE’ TO HOLLY!!!
Deadprez: THIS HAS TO BE IT BUT KASSIDY IS NOT GOING FOR A PINFALL AT ALL!! KASSIDY IS PULLING HOLLY FROM THE CORNER, MAKING HER FACE FACING THE MAT AND ELBOW, SMASHING THE BACK OF HER NECK OVER AND OVER AND OVER!!!
Eve: THE REFEREE TRIES TO STOP KASSIDY ONCE AGAIN BUT KASSIDY HEARD IT ENOUGH. SHE IS SICK OF HOLLY! KASSIDY PICKS HOLLY BACK TO HER FEET, SENDS HOLLY DOWN TO THE ROPES AND GOES FOR ‘GO TO GAWD’ ONCE A-
( Holly suddenly falls to the mat instead of bouncing back from the ropes. Kassidy stops in a mid-way and looks at Holly in disappointment. )
Gavin Kirkland: HOLLY JUST DONE!! STOP THIS MATCH!! THIS IS TOO MUCH TO WATCH FOR ME!! CMON KASS PLEASE, LET HOLLY LIVE ONE DA-
Kassidy Heart (Off-Mic): SHUT UP, GAVIN!
Gavin Kirkland: :mjcry:
Deadprez: Holly looks really done and maybe it’s time for Kassidy to do something to conclude this match. She looks really ready to finish Holly based on her eyes and movements towards Holly at this point. Kassidy walks over to the lifeless body of Holly Arrow…
Eve: Kassidy mercilessly pulls Holly back to her feet by her hair…
Kassidy Heart (Off-Mic): You’re nothing to me-
Gavin Kirkland: OH LOOK!! A ROLL-UP BY HOLLY!! A ROLL-UP ON KASSIDY AND THE REFEREE STARTS TO COUNT!!!
Deadprez: KASSIDY HEART KICKS OUT IN TIME!! THAT WAS VERY CLOSE FOR HOLLY!!! HOLLY GETS BACK TO HER FEET AS FAST AS POSSIBLE SO AS KASSIDY. KASSIDY RUNS TO HOLLY BUT HOLLY CATCHES AND GOES FOR ‘TOTEM KILLER’ !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Eve: OH WAIT NO!!! KASSIDY LANDS ON THE SIDE INSTEAD!! KASSIDY QUICKLY GOES BEHIND HER AND ‘NECRO MAULER’ !!!! THE HURT LOCK BY KASSIDY ON HOLLY!!!…
Gavin Kirkland: NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!
Deadprez: HOLLY HAS NO CHOICE!! SHE TAPS!! THE MATCH IS OVER!!!
( DING DING DING!!!!!!! )
Gina Romano: HERE IS YOUR WINNER BY SUBMISSION… KASSIDY HEART!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: :will:
Eve: Damn, what a match! This is amazing and Holly did her best out here to bring Kassidy to her limits. However, winners are winners. Congrats, Kassidy.
Deadprez: That’s rig-
( ‘Partition (Smearcase Trap Remix)’ by Beyoncé hits as Kassidy slowly rolls away from Holly and the referee checks on both competitors. Jack pops out of the chair, takes off the headphone and rolls under the bottom rope to inside the ring. The referee raises her hand in the air, turns back to Jack and sees him look for trouble. Kassidy turns around to Jack. Both Kassidy and Jack look at each other. Jack’s act starts to get more corky so as Kassidy. Both of them look to crash each other but officials run down to the ring and separate them apart way before they start a fight. The final shot shows bunch of security guards in the middle of the way between both Kassidy and Jack then the scene fades to elsewhere. )
(We cut backstage, where Kyra Phillips is standing by with microphone in hand.)
Kyra Phillips: Hope you are all enjoying the show… please welcome my guest currently, the EAW National Elite Champion… Donovan Duke.
(The camera pans out and reveals Donovan, and we hear a loud roar from the fans watching on the giant screen.)
Donovan Duke: Thank you Kyra, and thank you…
(He points at the screen)
Donovan Duke: For that warm welcome. It really is good to be here.
Kyra Phillips: Donovan, I’m going to start with last week, you and Adam Lucas tag teaming against the team of Xander Payne and Jack Ripley. It was quite a match wasn’t it?
Donovan Duke: You know, no one really gave us a chance against them, certainly not Xander and Jack, but I think we matched them in every department. They tried to tell us that we wouldn’t work well together, and yet I believe we proved otherwise until all hell broke loose. The most important thing was that Adam and I showed that we are not here to make up the number and we are in no way overawed by those with more experience than ourselves. I have no doubt that if that match had continued, we would have won, for now that’s good enough for me. The no contest was a shame, but no matter, most of all I am excited to be here on Showdown in matches such as that, and the one I just had earlier tonight with Harper Lee. Again, I hope that Harper and I showed that we are far from an afterthought and fought as if both titles were on the line like any Elitist should.
Kyra Phillips: Is that what it is all about for you? The competition?
Donovan Duke: Without a shadow of a doubt. I just look around the locker room at the huge names that count Showdown as their home. If I can come out of this season with my head held high and my Championship reign intact, then I’ll be ecstatic.
Kyra Phillips: Going back to the National Elite title, you’ve accepted all challenges to that belt, haven’t you?
Donovan Duke: I never shied away from anything in my life Kyra, and I’ve no problem defending my title if it gives me the opportunity to prove myself still further. I now know Jon Kelton is next, and there is very little doubt he has a hell of a lot to prove. Facing someone like Jon is precisely my point. Jon is exactly the kind of challenge I am looking for. After his New Breed title run, he is hungry for more, he wants my title, it’s up to me to stop him. Anything less than my best, and I’ll fail. So, Jon can be assured, I will give everything to walk out of Midsummer Massacre STILL National Elite Champion.
(At that point, Jon Kelton walks into shot, looking determinedly at Donovan, the two of them not breaking the stare. Jon looks at the National Elite title and goes to tap it, but Donovan knocks his hand away which Kelton just smirks at.)
Kyra Phillips: Jon, thank you for joining us. Did you hear what Donovan had to say about your challenge?
Jon Kelton: Yeah, I heard. Loud and clear in fact
Kyra Phillips: Do you have anything to say in response?
Donovan Duke: Okay… stop…. You already pulled one stunt in the ring earlier, coming back for more now? You have more to say? Fine…. Spill it!
(Jon smirks at the dig, he’d heard it all before.)
Jon Kelton: I got something to say alright. See, ever since I was traded away from Showdown, I’ve dreamed of the moment I would return. It was a huge mistake that I had to leave in the first place, it seems fitting that I commence a new season here. In the back, in meetings with management, I’ve pleaded for this moment, and now I’m back. Home.
(This gets a predictable pop from the crowd, but Jon continues regardless.)
Jon Kelton: See, if I’m going to win more Gold this season, I can’t think of a better place to do it. I’m stoked to be back on the blue brand, but it’s not just about happiness, it’s about making good on opportunities. The New Breed Championship was a start. The National Elite Championship is the continuation. I thank you Donovan for being a stand-up guy and champion, but it isn’t going to be enough I’m afraid. You and I both know that I have your number, and your title reign is almost at an end.
Kyra Phillips: Donovan?
(Donovan smirks, after all this was exactly what he had been craving.)
Donovan Duke: I get that Jon, I get the bravado coming off an impressive title reign, but I’m afraid you thoughts are misguided. See, I’m ready to defend this title against anyone. I’m determined to go down as the greatest holder of this title EVER. And I know that’s quite a statement considering, but I know I can do it. You’re exactly the kind of opponent I wanted for my first title defense on Showdown, but I’m going to make damn sure it isn’t my last. Ultimately, Midsummer Massacre will end one way. You disappointed when it is over and walking away empty handed, and Donovan Duke STILL National Elite Champion. You know it, I know it, and those fans know it.
(Jon smirks, nodding his head and obviously enjoying the altercation.)
Jon Kelton: Is that right?
Donovan Duke: I reckon so. Yeah.
(There is a momentary silence as the two just look at each other, sizing one another up. Neither shows any real emotion, and neither seem irritated. Both just watch that match right here, right now, but are willing to wait for the big stage. Finally, Jon takes a step back.)
Jon Kelton: We’ll see… CHAMP!!!
(He walks away, the grin still on his face, Donovan shifting the title on his shoulder till he walks away in the opposite direction, cutting to the last commercial break of the evening.)
(The camera cuts back to the ringside after the commercial break where Gina Romano is standing in the middle of the ring with a microphone in hand ready to announce the final match of the evening.)
Gina Romano: This next contest is our MAIN EVENT OF THE EVENING! It is a tag team match and it is scheduled for ONE FALL!
Crowd: ONE FALL!
Gina Romano: With TV TIME REMAINING!
(“Shake It” by Metro Station starts playing and the Montevideo crowd goes absolutely crazy as the Haircare Kings enter the arena and head to the ring.)
Gina Romano: Introducing first! Making their way to the ring. At a total combined weight of 420 pounds. Here are CHRIS ELITE AND JAKE SMITH… THE HAIR! CARE! KINGS!
Deadprez: Listen to the ovation for the former Tag Team Champions! They are loved everywhere they go. Before we go too much about talking about the Haircare Kings, allow me to welcome our special guest commentator. He is “The Next Level” Adam Lucas. Adam, thank you for joining us for this match to give us your insight.
Adam Lucas: Thank you. I wouldn’t miss this match especially since I’m a little invested with this situation. It will be interesting to see how this match turns out.
Eve: Especially since last week’s tag team match didn’t get a formal ending due to the brawl that broke out. Let’s see if cooler heads prevail as the Haircare Kings enter the ring for their first tag team match as formal members of the Showdown roster.
(Jake and Chris enter the ring and take their corner as their entrance music fades off. Seconds later, “It Follows” by Cane Hill starts playing as Xander Payne enters the arena to loud boos from the crowd.)
Gina Romano: Introducing their opponents. First, making his way to the ring from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Weighing in at 255 pounds. Here is EAW Hall of Famer and “THE BEST WRESTLER IN THE WORLD” XANDER PAYNE!
Gavin Kirkland: Did Gina Romano announce Xander at 255 pounds? That sounds a little lo… high. Xander looks great! There’s no way that he weighs 255. No wonder he considers himself the Best Wrestler in the World.
Adam Lucas: I wouldn’t agree with what Xander calls himself, but if it helps him sleep at night, then I guess he can keep calling himself that. Even though it isn’t true.
Deadprez: Xander Payne does have reason to be on a high horse. He’s a Hall of Famer and he got one of the biggest victories of his career at Pain for Pride and he is looking to pick up a victory here tonight.
(Xander enters the ring and glares at his opponents as he takes his corner and his entrance music ends. After a moment of silence, “M3tamorphosis” by Playboi Carti ft. Kid Cudi starts playing as the Answers World Champion Impact enters the arena.)
Gina Romano: His tag team partner! From Seattle, Washington. Weighing 221 pounds. Here is the reigning Elite Answers Wrestling Answers World Champion… IMPACT!
Eve: #10Reignz is in the house! He might not be the most popular guy on the roster, but he is one of the most respected.
Adam Lucas: He set me on fire, but I can recognize how good he is in the ring.
Deadprez: This will be an interesting team to say the least. Impact and Xander don’t exactly have meshing personalities. They have the skills to get the job done, but in order to do that, they will have to work together or The Haircare Kings are going to walk all over them. Either way, the Answers World Champion is in the ring and our tag team main event is about to begin.
(Impact is in the ring and gives an annoyed look to his tag team partner and shoots a look to his future challenger Chris Elite from across the ring. The referee checks both teams before walking back to the center of the ring and calling for the bell.)
(DING! DING! DING!)
Deadprez: Here we go! Bell has rung and our main event is underway. We have Xander Payne starting off along with Jake Smith for the Haircare Kings. Both competitors go for a lock up in the center of the ring–
Gavin Kirkland: XANDER PAYNE REVERSES COURSE AND TAKES JAKE DOWN WITH A DOUBLE LEG TAKEDOWN AND HE IS JUST THROWING LEFTS AND RIGHTS INTO JAKE’S FACE! I don’t think there is any love lost between these two.
Eve: You can also include the man at the table with us in that statement. They went at it hard last week after the match and it looks like it isn’t ending anytime soon. Who do you think has the advantage in this match, Adam?
Adam Lucas: A lot happened last week, but to answer your question, the easier answer would be The Haircare Kings because they have so much more time and experience working as a team. Plus, Xander Payne has such a huge ego that I wouldn’t be surprised if Impact backhands him.
Deadprez: There are so many combustible elements in this match and there could be an implosion at any point in this match. Xander Payne is still throwing fists but the referee tells Xander to open the fists.
Eve: Xander surprisingly obliges and he pulls Jake back up to his feet by the hair and whips him into the corner AND XANDER PAYNE WITH A CORNER SPLASH! JAKE SQUASHED AGAINST THE TURNBUCKLE AS XANDER PULLS HIM BACK STANDING BY THE HAIR!
Gavin Kirkland: Jake standing in the corner AND XANDER WITH A KNIFE EDGE CHOP! DID YOU GUYS HEAR THAT FROM OVER HERE! THAT SOUNDED LIKE IT HURT!
Adam Lucas: Oh yeah. I heard that and I have felt that on more than one occasion. Xander can be a great competitor if he can stop boasting and singing his own praises. But that won’t stop anytime soon because it is Xander Payne.
Deadprez: That first chop looked like it knocked the wind out of Jake and XANDER JUST CHOPPED HIM AGAIN! AND AGAIN! AND AGAIN! XANDER CALLS THAT THE MACHINE GUN CHOPS!
Gavin Kirkland: Look at Jake’s eyes bug out of his head. Those chops to the chest will either give him bigger chest muscle or will deflate him. Jake is gasping in the corner trying to get the wind back but Xander won’t let that happen.
Eve: Xander pulls Jake out of the corner and looks to suplex Jake into the corner. JAKE UP IN THE AIR BUT HE SLIDES OFF AND LANDS BEHIND XANDER! JAKE COUNTERS WITH A DROPKICK AND SENDS XANDER CHEST FIRST INTO THE TURNBUCKLE!
Adam Lucas: Look at Jake grab Xander by the back of the head and plant him with that inverted DDT. Gotta give it to Jake. He didn’t become Mr. Cash in the Vault by luck. It’s creativity and astuteness that has brought him success.
Deadprez: True statement there and now Jake drags Xander as well as he can into his team’s corner and he tags in Chris Elite into the match.
Gavin Kirkland: Chris Elite into the match as they lift Xander back to his feet. Chris hits the ropes and Jake snapmares Xander over AND CHRIS ELITE WITH A BASEMENT DROPKICK TO XANDER’S FACE!
Deadprez: Xander Payne down as he holds his face and falls back to the canvas. Elite adds extra damage with a standing moonsault as he hooks the legs for the first cover of the match.
Eve: Xander up before two. It’s too early to take out Xander this early. It’ll be tough to hold Xander down at this point.
Gavin Kirkland: I would agree with you. Haircare Kings are going to have to do a lot more to keep down 355 pounds. It’s a very tough task.
Deadprez: I think Xander is 255, Gavin. Be nice and don’t be adding extra numbers where they don’t need to be. Anyways, Chris brings Xander back to his feet and whips him to the ropes. Xander with the rebound and Elite takes him back down with A HUGE BACK BODY DROP!
Gavin Kirkland: Did I get the number wrong. Whoops. Sorry, I was going to reply much quicker but there was a little tremor after that back body drop. I mean that was a dangerous maneuver to take down a tough competitor in Xander Payne.
Adam Lucas: That’s what they are going to need to do. They need to keep Xander grounded because if Xander shows his power, the match will be over. Chris Elite is good at what he does, I experienced that during the King of Elite match.
Eve: Xander holding his back and rolling towards the ropes, but Chris Elite is hot on his trail, BUT XANDER PAYNE PULLS THE FRONT OF CHRIS’ TRUNKS AND SENDS HIM FACE THROAT FIRST INTO THE TOP ROPE! JUST AS QUICK AS THAT XANDER PAYNE REVERSES FORTUNE!
Deadprez: Xander Payne back to his feet as he brings Chris Elite back to his feet AND HE FIRES AN ELBOW TO THE BACK OF ELITE’S HEAD! ELITE STAGGERED AND XANDER PAYNES LOCKS HIS ARMS AROUND ELITE’S WAIST AND THROWS HIM BACK WITH A GERMAN SUPLEX!
Adam Lucas: There’s the other side of Xander Payne. Underhanded tactics that help turn momentum in his favor at any moment with those moves. Chris Elite just experienced that the hard way.
Eve: Xander whips Chris into his team’s corner AND CLOTHESLINES HIM, BUT XANDER MISSED THE CLOTHESLINE AND SENDS HIM CHEST FIRST INTO THE CORNER! ELITE BACKS UP AND DROPKICKS XANDER IN THE BACK AND THAT SENDS HIM INTO FALLING STRAIGHT INTO IMPACT!
Gavin Kirkland: The referee is going to count that as a legal tag as Impact slapped the back before he crashed down to the floor. Xander kicked out of the ring by Chris Elite. Now Elite is hitting the far side ropes before running full speed back to the same ropes–
Deadprez: CHRIS ELITE SPRINGS UP TO THE TOP ROPE AND JUMPS AS HE TAKES IMPACT BACK DOWN TO THE MAT WITH A SPRINGBOARD SENTON! LISTEN TO THE CROWD GO CRAZY FOR THAT HIGH RISK MOVE!
Adam Lucas: Chris Elite is probably the best highflier in this match which is a great combination with Jake Smith and his more technical style. That’s why they were such successful tag team champions.
Eve: Elite with the advantage as he brings the Answers World Champion to his feet and ELITE JUST WHIPS IMPACT INTO THE STEEL STEPS! IMPACT SENT BACK FIRST INTO THE STEPS!
Deadprez: Chris Elite making a big statement right now before his Answers World Title match with Impact. Now Elite brings Impact back to his feet AND HE JUST PLANTED HIM WITH A SUPLEX ON THE TOP OF THE STEEL STEPS! ELITE TRYING TO DO WHATEVER HE CAN TO WEAKEN THE CHAMPION BEFORE MIDSUMMER MASSACRE!
Gavin Kirkland: That’s because Chris Elite is an amazing competitor and he worked so hard to be a great tag team with Jake Smith and now he wants to find himself at the top of the mountain once again by becoming World Champion.
Deadprez: Elite brings Impact back to his feet and sends him back into the ring… actually in the ring for the first time this match as he hears the referee’s count reach seven and he rolls back into the ring himself.
Eve: Chris Elite is waiting for Impact to get back to his feet. Impact is up and Elite with a kick to the gut and doubling Impact over. Elite grabs Impact’s head and grabs his legs and lifts him up AND DROPS HIM WITH A FISHERMAN’S SUPLEX! IMPACT LANDS HARD ON THE BACK OF HIS HEAD AND ELITE BRIDGES UP AND GOES FOR THE PIN!
Deadprez: IMPACT GETS THE SHOULDER UP! CHRIS ELITE PICKS HIM UP AND WHIPS IMPACT TO HIS CORNER! Elite back in his corner and he tags Jake Smith back into the match.
Gavin Kirkland: Jake is back in the match AND THE HAIRCARE KINGS WITH ANOTHER DOUBLE TEAM MOVE! DOUBLE BACK ELBOW TO IMPACT’S FACE AND HE IS STAGGERED BUT NOT OFF HIS FEET!
Adam Lucas: Impact is tough and very successful, but The Haircare Kings right now is tag team wrestling personified. Quick tags and fluid maneuvers that helped them work so well together.
Eve: Jake has a hold of Impact’s head, but IMPACT GETS FREE AND COUNTERS WITH A HEADBUTT RIGHT TO MIDDLE OF JAKE’S FOREHEAD!! WOW! JAKE LOOKS DAZED RIGHT NOW AND MIGHT BE OUT ON HIS FEET!
Deadprez: IMPACT GRABS HOLD OF JAKE AND HOOKS HIS ARMS! JAKE UP IN THE AIR AND HE IS DROPPED ACROSS IMPACT’S KNEE WITH A POWERFUL DOUBLE UNDERHOOK BACKBREAKER!
Gavin Kirkland: Jake is holding the small of his back in pain as Impact comes off the ropes AND DROPS A HUGE LEG DROP ACROSS JAKE’S CHEST AND THROAT! Impact takes advantage of the situation and goes for the cover and hooks the leg.
Eve: JAKE SMITH KICKS OUT AT TWO! Now it’s time for the Answers World Champion to go to work. This was one of the things that Haircare Kings needed to avoid and that’s letting Impact do what he does best and that is beat down an opponent.
Gavin Kirkland: So you are saying that they didn’t want Impact to make an Impact? :mjlol:
(The whole commentary table collectively groans after Gavin says that pun.)
Deadprez: Gavin, please never do that type of pun ever again. That was horrible. Nice try though.
Gavin Kirkland: :mjcry: You guys just wouldn’t know good comedy. That was pure punny gold.
Adam Lucas: Not really. It was amusing at best. Sorry, Gavin. But Impact just picked Jake up and threw him into the corner by the hair. Impact’s arsenal might not be pretty or flashy but it gets the job done.
Eve: Impact used Jake like a human frisbee. That’s the downfall of long hair since it can be used as a weapon AND NOW IMPACT THROWS JAKE INTO THE OTHER CORNER BY THE HAIR AGAIN! THAT HAD TO HAVE PULLED SOME HAIR OUT OF JAKE’S HEAD!
Deadprez: Jake brought up into the corner and pushed against the turnbuckles AND IMPACT JUST CHOPPED THE HOLY CINDERELLA OUT OF JAKE’S CHEST! THIS IS THE SECOND TIME THIS MATCH THAT JAKE HAD TO FEEL THE KNIFE EDGE CHOPS!
Gavin Kirkland: AND IMPACT JUST DID IT ONCE AGAIN! JAKE HOLDING ONTO THE ROPES TO STAY ON HIS FEET! IMPACT HAS ONE OF THE HARDEST CHOPS IN THE BUSINESS AND LOOK AT JAKE’S CHEST!
Deadprez: Jake’s chest is so red after the pain he went through this match. Impact clotheslines Jake and Jake comes stumbling out of the corner AND IMPACT CATCHES JAKE RIGHT IN THE FACE WITH THE SPINNING KICK! What a move! I’m surprised that Impact hasn’t gone for the tag yet.
Adam Lucas: I’m not surprised by it. I believe that Impact believes he could win this match single handedly if he could. I think he could do it too.
Eve: I think he’s choosing to tag out for the moment and he drags Jake to his corner. Xander looks like he is trying for the tag, but Impact looks to be just out of arm’s reach. Possibly for Impact’s own personal amusement.
Gavin Kirkland: Xander does not look happy that Impact is seemingly teasing him and Xander looks to be yelling at Impact. I think Impact had enough fun at Xander’s expense AND HE JUST SLAPS XANDER’S ARM HARD AND I GUESS THAT MEANS A TAG HAS BEEN MADE!
Deadprez: Xander is back into the match and Xander did not like that tag one bit. Xander just slams Jake down hard as he turns back towards Impact and lets him hear it. I’m surprised Xander and Impact have lasted this long because these two are not even on the same page.
Adam Lucas: Two explosive personalities on the same team are only hurting their chances of winning. Especially against a well established tag team like Jake and Chris. He’s also making a big mistake right now not staying on his opponent.
Eve: I’ll agree with you there. Xander has spent way too much time after that slam yelling at Impact. Now he’s back on Jake Smith, AND JAKE JUST ROLLED HIM UP! INSIDE CRADLE AND XANDER’S SHOULDERS ARE DOWN!
Gavin Kirkland: XANDER GETS HIS SHOULDER UP RIGHT BEFORE THE THREE! XANDER ABOUT GOT CAUGHT WITH THAT JUMBO SIZED CRADLE AND LOST THE MATCH FOR HIS TEAM! The Best Wrestler in the World about had a major slip up right there.
Deadprez: Alright, Gavin, enough of those remarks at Xander. Xander might not be the most likable person on the roster, but he is a remarkable competitor who can get the job done at any second. Now both men are back to their feet and Xander has hold of Jake–
Eve: JAKE WITH A JAWBREAKER AND THAT SENDS XANDER BACK A BIT! JAKE COMES BACK WITH A CLOTHESLINE AND JAKE IS STILL ON HIS FEET! JAKE HITS THE ROPES AND COMES ACROSS WITH A LARIAT AND XANDER IS STILL ON HIS FEET!
Adam Lucas: It can take a lot to knock Xander off his feet, especially if he’s not in a good mood and Jake is going to have to figure out something if he wants to get Xander down to the mat again.
Deadprez: And that’s exactly what he is going to do. Jake hits the ropes and it looks like he is going for a shoulder tackle, BUT JAKE CHANGES AT THE LAST SECOND AND CATCHES XANDER ACROSS THE THROAT WITH A SLINGBLADE! THAT WAS ALMOST A MODIFIED RUSSIAN LEG SWEEP AND XANDER IS FINALLY DOWN ON THE MAT!
Gavin Kirkland: That took a lot of effort to get Xander down but Jake got him down AND CHRIS ELITE HAS HIMSELF POSITIONED ON THE TOP TURNBUCKLE AND WITH XANDER STILL DOWN, JAKE GOES FOR THE TAG!
Eve: ELITE ON THE TOP TURNBUCKLE AND HE JUMPS OFF THE TOP TURNBUCKLE AND HE JUST XANDER WITH THE 450 SPLASH! ELITE GOT THE SPLASH RIGHT ON THE MONEY AND THAT MIGHT BE ENOUGH! ELITE HOOKS THE LEG!
Deadprez: XANDER KICKS OUT AT TWO! THE REFEREE WAS COMING DOWN FOR THAT THIRD COUNT AND HE SHOWS POWER BY KICKING OUT WITH THE AUTHORITY THAT HE DID!
Adam Lucas: That’s why he was a former World Champion, it’s because of determination like that. I would respect him more if he didn’t have such a cruddy attitude.
Gavin Kirkland: Chris Elite brings Xander back to his feet and Xander manages to swipes Elite’s hands away AND HOLY WHEN YOU WISH UPON A STAR! XANDER PAYNE WITH THE OBLIVION! BURNING HAMMER RIGHT TO CHRIS ELITE’S FACE! THAT COULD HAVE BROKEN HIS NOSE RIGHT THERE!
Eve: Elite is holding his face and the referee is checking on Chris to make sure that everything is good with Chris Elite. The referee makes a motion that all is good with Elite. Xander could have gone for the cover but instead he brings Elite to his corner AND IMPACT ACCEPTS THE TAG!
Deadprez: Impact back in the match and he would love an opportunity to beat down his future challenger for his Answers World Title. Impact grabs Chris Elite by the head and runs straight forward AND ELITE JUST PLANTED WITH THAT POWERFUL BULLDOG!
Adam Lucas: Elite just takes more damage to his face and Impact would love an opportunity to get some momentum over Chris Elite. It could happen because it looks like Xander and Impact are finally gelling as a team. Shows that anything could happen.
Gavin Kirkland: I agree because that is a shocker, honestly seeing Xander Payne working well with anybody but this is Showdown and SHOWDOWN IS AWESOME! Anyways, Impact has found himself on the second rope!
Eve: Chris Elite has slowly made it back to his feet AND IMPACT COMES OFF THE SECOND ROPE AND HITS A BEAUTIFUL SPRINGBOARD DROPKICK RIGHT TO CHRIS ELITE’S FACE AND TAKING HIM BACK DOWN TO THE MAT!
Deadprez: Impact now has a hold of Chris Elite and grabs his arms. Full nelson applied by the Answers World Champion and IMPACT HOISTS ELITE BACK TO HIS FEET! ELITE IS SETTING UP FOR THE HAIL MARY!
Gavin Kirkland: WHAT A PLAY THAT WOULD BE IF IMPACT HITS HIS FULL NELSON FACEBUSTER! IMPACT LIFTS ELITE FOR THE HAIL MARY, BUT ELITE WRAPS HIS LEGS AROUND IMPACT’S WAIST AND ROLLS FORWARD! MODIFIED VICTORY ROLL! THE REFEREE IS CHECKING IMPACT’S SHOULDERS TO SEE IF THEY ARE DOWN… AND THEY ARE!
Eve: IMPACT ROLLS BACK AND HE STILL HAS HOLD OF ELITE IN THE FULL NELSON POSITION AND LIFTS HIM UP IN THE AIR AND JUST PLANTS HIM WITH THE HAIL MARY! NOW HE HITS THE FULL NELSON FACEBUSTER! ELITE LANDED HARD AS IMPACT GOES FOR THE COVER! WILL THE HAIL MARY IN THE 4TH QUARTER GIVE IMPACT THE VICTORY?
Deadprez: IT’S OV– NO! IT’S NOT OVER! HOLY HOUSE OF MOUSE! THAT WAS SO SO CLOSE TO ENDING BADLY FOR THE HAIRCARE KINGS! Chris Elite was so close to being counted down but he fired his shoulders off the canvas and it keeps the Haircare Kings’ chances alive in this match.
Adam Lucas: Gotta give it to Elite. He is not going to go down without a fight and he is no doubt going to be a formidable foe for Impact. I wouldn’t mind another crack at Impact in the future.
Gavin Kirkland: It certainly could happen this season for you because you are a very tough competitor. Speaking of Impact, Impact is throwing Elite into the corner and he tags back in Xander Payne.
Deadprez: Xander is back in the match as Impact puts Chris Elite on the top rope and here comes Xander. Xander standing on the second rope and he has hold of Chris Elite and THEY BOTH COME OFF THE TURNBUCKLE AND XANDER PAYNE WITH A HUGE SUPERPLEX! BOTH MEN COME CRASHING DOWN TO THE MAT!
Eve: Xander is electing not to go for the cover as he whips Chris Elite to the opposite corner. Xander at full speed AND XANDER WITH A HUGE SPLASH IN THE CORNER SENDING ELITE SITTING IN THE CORNER!
Adam Lucas: Xander Payne is getting geared up to strike. Chris Elite looks to be in a huge mess of trouble. He better think and think fast.
Deadprez: That’s very true as Xander Payne backs up to the opposite corner. XANDER RUNS FULL SPEED AND HE’S GOING FOR THE HEATWAVE CANNONBALL–
Gavin Kirkland: ELITE GETS OUT OF THE WAY AND XANDER CRASHES INTO THE TURNBUCKLES HARD AND HE ALMOST LANDED ON HIS HEAD AS HE SLOWLY GETS BACK TO HIS FEET!
Eve: XANDER IS BACK UP TO HIS FEET BUT HE IS COMPLETELY UNAWARE ABOUT WHAT’S ABOUT TO HAPPEN AS CHRIS ELITE COMES OFF THE ROPES CATCHES XANDER IN THE FACE WITH A KNEE STRIKE! OPEN YA MATA CONNECTS! AND BOTH MEN COLLAPSE TO THE MAT!
Deadprez: The referee begins the count as both men slowly start crawling to their respective corners to tag their partners into the match. Jake Smith is going crazy in the corner because he wants back in this match in the worst way.
Adam Lucas: They are going to have to fight the count too as they might not beat the count at this rate.
Gavin Kirkland: The ref has made it to six and Xander Payne is almost there… and HE TAGS IN IMPACT!
Deadprez: Impact is in and runs straight for Chris Elite to make sure that he doesn’t get the tag. He grabs Elite’s leg and brings him back to his feet, BUT ELITE COUNTERS WITH AN ENZUIGIRI KICK AND LEAPS FOR JAKE SMITH—
Gavin Kirkland: HE GOT IT! JAKE SMITH IS BACK IN AND HE IS A HOUSE OF FIRE! AND HE SPRINGS OFF THE ROPES AND TAKES IMPACT DOWN WITH A NECKBREAKER! IMPACT BACK TO HIS FEET AND JAKE TAKES HIM BACK DOWN WITH A LARIAT!
Adam Lucas: Here comes Xander Payne trying to run interference and take down Jake Smith–
Deadprez: BUT JAKE PULLS DOWN THE TOP ROPE AND XANDER TUMBLES OUT OF THE RING AND TO THE FLOOR AND CHRIS ELITE IS NOT FAR BEHIND AND HE JUMPS ONTO THE ROPES AND TAKES XANDER DOWN WITH A SPRINGBOARD MOONSAULT AND THEY ARE FIGHTING OUTSIDE THE RING!
Eve: JAKE HAD HIS ATTENTION TOWARDS THE BRAWL THAT HE DID NOT SEE IMPACT COME BACK TO HIS FEET AND IT COST HIM! IMPACT HAS COME BACK WITH ANOTHER SPINNING KICK TO JAKE’S HEAD! JAKE WAS KNOCKED LOOPY ONE MORE TIME AFTER THAT KICK AND JAKE HAS A GLAZED LOOK IN HIS EYES AS HE IS STILL ON HIS FEET! THAT’S EXACTLY WHAT IMPACT WANTED AS HE GOES FOR JAKE!
Gavin Kirkland: IMPACT PICKS UP JAKE AND IT LOOKS LIKE HE IS ABOUT SET UP FOR ABSOLUTION! MICHINOKU DRIVER ON THE WAY. THIS COULD EASILY END THE MATCH RIGHT HERE IF HE HITS IT! HERE COMES ABSOLUTION–
Deadprez: JAKE GOT FREE AND JAKE JUST COUNTERED THE ABSOLUTION WITH A MODIFIED DDT AND THAT PLANTED IMPACT RIGHT ON THE TOP OF HIS HEAD AND JAKE ROLLS OUT TO THE ROPES! Why exactly is he doing that?
Eve: Who knows why Jake does what he does. Anyways, Jake rolls out to the floor and he now finds himself outside the ring and he locks eyes with Adam Lucas. Why is he walking over here when we know he has a match going on right now. I guess all is not completely forgiven between these two especially after last week.
(Adam catches Jake walking over to the announce table and Adam stands up and starts talking to Jake.)
Adam Lucas: What are you doing here right now? You have a match to finish right now so you have no time to talk to me.
(Jake makes a reply to Adam and the two continue to argue at the table.)
Gavin Kirkland: It looks like things between these two are about to reach a boiling point. Alright, you two. Now is not the time to fight. At least take it away from the table.
Adam Lucas: You should not be arguing with me. You need to get your butt back in the ring and work on winning the match. So how about you j—.
Deadprez: JAKE JUST SHOVED ADAM BACK AND THAT PLANTED HIM BACK IN THE CHAIR! TAKE A LOOK AT ADAM’S FACE! HE DID NOT APPRECIATE THAT AT ALL! Ok, Adam. Calm down. Remember that cooler heads prevail. There will be a time and place and this is not it.
(Adam nods his head, but he still has a glare on his face towards Jake as he takes his headset off and tosses it on the commentary table.)
Eve: COOLER HEADS DID NOT PREVAIL THIS TIME! LOOK AT ADAM! HE JUST JUMPED IN THE CHAIR AND JUMPED OVER THE ANNOUNCE TABLE AND HE HAS JUST TAKEN DOWN JAKE SMITH! HERE WE GO! THESE TWO MEN ARE GOING AT IT OUT ON THE FLOOR IN FRONT OF US! LOOK AT ADAM AND JAKE GO!
Gavin Kirkland: I DON’T THINK THE REFEREE SAW THE LITTLE SCUFFLE THAT WENT ON OUTSIDE THE RING BETWEEN JAKE AND ADAM! NEITHER MAN LOOKS TO BE VERY HAPPY BUT AS MUCH AS JAKE WANTS TO KEEP FIGHTING, HE HAS A MATCH TO GET BACK TO AND HE ROLLS BACK INTO THE RING!
Deadprez: JAKE IS STILL ARGUING WITH ADAM FROM INSIDE THE RING! JAKE DID NOT LIKE THAT LITTLE SCUFFLE AT ALL, BUT JAKE TURNS AROUND AND HERE COMES IMPACT! IMPACT WITH THE EVISCERATION! DOUBLE KNEE FACEBREAKER CONNECTS AND JAKE LOOKS LIKE HE IS OUT COLD! IMPACT GOES FOR THE COVER AND HOOKS THE LEG!
(DING! DING! DING!)
(“M3tamorphosis” starts playing again as Impact rolls off of Jake and Xander reenters the ring.)
Gina Romano: Here are your winners! The team of Xander Payne and the Answers World Champion, Impact!
(The referee raises the arms of Xander and Impact in victory as Jake manages to roll over to the side of the ring to recover as Adam looks over from where he was standing.)
Deadprez: What an amazing tag team match we just witnessed from four of the best that Showdown has to offer. Jake and Chris had this match in the bag, but it was the unfortunate altercation between Jake and Adam Lucas that ultimately cost The Haircare Kings the victory.
Eve: But that shouldn’t take away from the effort that both teams showed in this match up, but we can offer our congratu– WAIT A SECOND!
(Impact turns around and he is met with a clothesline from Chris Elite.)
Gavin Kirkland: CHRIS ELITE JUST TOOK DOWN THE ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPION! HE WANTS TO MAKE A STATEMENT AND YOU CAN SEE HOW BAD HE WANTS TO BECOME ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPION.
Eve: AND HERE COMES XANDER PAYNE! YOU HAVE TO BELIEVE XANDER HAS NO ISSUE WITH GETTING INTO A FIGHT AND BEATING SOMEBODY UP!
Deadprez: Xander helps Impact gain the advantage and now both men are delivering boots to Chris Elite and just making him pay, BUT HERE COMES JAKE SMITH! HE IS BACK TO HIS FEET AND HE TAKES DOWN XANDER WITH A LOU THESZ PRESS! JAKE IS THROWING LEFTS AND RIGHTS IN XANDER’S FACE. THIS IS JUST WHAT HAPPENED LAST WEEK!
Gavin Kirkland: It all started with a cannonball and these two are still fighting after that miscue from last week. These two still have a bunch of bad blood and it looks like it isn’t easing up any time soon.
Eve: HERE COMES ADAM LUCAS! HE’S SPENT ENOUGH TIME SITTING ON THE SIDELINES AND NOW HE’S BACK IN THE FIGHT AND HERE WE ARE AGAIN! XANDER, JAKE, AND ADAM ARE FIGHTING AGAIN!
(After Adam gets into the fights, more referees come out and try to break up the chaos going on in the ring.)
Deadprez: Here come some more referees to help break up all this chaos going on in the ring right now. BUT LOOK AT CHRIS ELITE GET OUT OF THE GRASP AND JUST START POUNDING ON IMPACT AGAIN! NOW JAKE AND XANDER ARE GETTING BACK INTO THE THICK OF THINGS!
Gavin Kirkland: What a shame! These hard working referees can’t break up the five of the most intense competitors and they are still fighting. Just let them continue the fighting. It’s going to make Midsummer Massacre that much more interesting.
(After realizing the referees out there will not be enough, the referee calls for more backup to help the situation and now more referees along with some members of EAW security coming out to make sure everybody is separated.)
Deadprez: Here comes security and more referees to break up this brawl and the crowd is booing the break up brigade. They want to see them keep going at it. As much as we would like to stay with all this action, we are out of time. For Gavin Kirkland and Eve, I am Deadprez. Good night everybody from Montevideo, Uruguay.
(The final shot shows referees and security trying to break up the brawls between Chris and Impact as well as Jake, Adam, and Xander even though they are all doing everything they can to try and continue fighting. The crowd is continuing to chant “LET THEM FIGHT” as the shot fades to black.)
(EAW Logo Buzzes)