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Showdown 7/18/20

(EAW intro plays.)

(PREVIOUSLY ON SHOWDOWN…)

(RECAP: The first recap is with newly crowned New Breed Champion, Bronson Daniels taking on Alexis Chambers. It highlights the competitive match up between the two of them. It heads towards the closing parts of the match where Jake Smith and Dr. Bethany Blue clash with each other. Eventually, it leads to Alexis sneaky away with a victory over the champion.)

(RECAP: It goes to Raven Roberts’ segment. Where she seems to be hyping up the crowd on Showdown, but the promo turns a complete 180° as she begins to claim that the crowd didn’t care for Raven as she had her entire personal life being mocked and ridiculed. Raven is not going to hold anything back. If she wants it, she is going to go get it. She vows that she is going to be making history again.)

(RECAP: It pans to Cage’s backstage interview with Kyra Phillips. Cage talks about his match at Pain for Pride. He has a goal where he wins another World Championship to his name and will maintain his reputation as one of the most feared men in the locker room.)

(RECAP: It highlights the main event match of Interwire Champion, Consuela Rose Ava taking on Mr. 24/7, Jon Kelton. These two Elitists are bringing everything that they have to offer. It has a couple of near falls in the match, but Consuela manages to lock in the “Suela Lock” on Jon as he passes out.)

(RECAP: It last shows newly crowned Answers World Champion, Jamie O’Hara cutting a promo in the ring. He talks about Pain for Pride and how much it means to be the World Champion. He sends a message to the entire Showdown locker room and tells for anyone to step up to him and prove him wrong. This leads to Jack Ripley coming out and announces his plan to become World Champion this season. The segment ends with Jamie raising his title high in the air and Jack looking at him with eyes of determination.)

(RECAP ENDS.)

(“Uncontainable” by Set It Off plays, cueing the music for Saturday Night Showdown. It pans back to ringside where the silver and blue pyro is going off. The socially distanced crowd behind the plexiglass is cheering out of their minds.)

Eve: It was a successful season premiere of Saturday Night Showdown! Lots of things from last week’s episode, but welcome to this week’s edition of Saturday Night Showdown! I am Eve!

Deadprez: I am Deadprez!

Gavin Kirkland: Gavin Kirkland here and just like Eve said, there was so much from last week’s Showdown that we can talk about, but I feel like Ryan Wilson will be giving us a bit more information as we head towards Midsummer Massacre, which is going to be an amazing event in itself! So let’s get to Ryan already in the ring!

(The camera pans to ringside with the socially distanced crowd cheering and holding their signs up. “The Only Thing They Fear Is You” by Mick Gordon is playing in the background as we zoom in various Elitists who are lined on the stage [six feet apart, of course]. The most notable Elitists are Cage, Raven Roberts, Jake Smith, and Ronan Malosi [who happens to be in the back]. All of them are not in the mood to be here and would rather be preparing for their matches later in the night. Shaker Jones is bored out of his mind. James Ranger is questioning why the fuck he’s even here. It’s safe to say that Justin Windgate is already high. The only two people who seem somewhat focused on what Ryan Wilson has to say are Consuela Rose Ava, Jon Kelton and Sierra Bradford. Meanwhile, we have our astound General Manager who is in the middle of the ring with a giant Showdown blue cake with his face on it. There’s a bunch of blue and white balloons scattered around the ring, almost like in an arch design. It’s safe to say that this edition of Showdown is almost like a celebration. His entrance music dies down.)

Ryan Wilson: Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to Saturday Night Showdown!

(The socially distanced crowd breaks out in boos!)

Ryan Wilson: Most importantly, welcome to my little celebration due to the success of the season premiere of Showdown!

(A mixed reaction from the crowd.)

Ryan Wilson: When Mr. DEDEDE went to me with this opportunity to become General Manager, I couldn’t believe it. Me and DEDEDE would have conversations about what is going on with EAW behind the scenes and I was amazed that he considered me for this role. I almost thought he was joking because I wasn’t in any title pictures. I had flown underneath the radar for a good while, but DEDEDE noticed me. He saw what I could bring the table and he took a risk in having someone, with zero experience in an authority role and seeing the magic that he can produce for the brand. It was thanks to me that Showdown had the most non-championship matches on the card. It’s because of me that I have been able to create a platform where the hardworking people of this brand are able to shine. It’s not just a select few people, but a variety of talent that I have been able to build up these past few months and this season, I hope to continue with making sure that Showdown stands out from all the other brands. People will see that at Midsummer Massacre. That’s one of the reasons why I brought everyone out here. I have a couple of announcements for Midsummer Massacre. Where’s Jack? Can he step forward?

(The camera ends up finding Jack Ripley in the second row as a few of the Elitists partway for Jack to step in the front. His eyes are focused on Ryan Wilson, more than willing to hear him out.)

Ryan Wilson: Now, Jack. Say what you want about me. I’m the reason why you were kicked off of Dynasty back in 2018, but I’m not here to rehash any of that. It must have stung to come close to winning Cash in the Vault, but it just didn’t seem to be your night; however, I did recognize the effort that you put the entire week. I noticed how much you gave it your all going into the match and it was one of the reasons why I wanted you on Showdown. This is the brand where you gathered a good chunk of your success with on Showdown as a three-time Unified Tag Team Champion and Mr. 24/7. You’ve accomplished everything in this company, but a World Championship. People are beginning to wonder when it’s going to be the moment that you win the big one? When is Jack Ripley going to become a World Champion? Just seeing your confrontation with Jamie O’Hara last week, I’ve gotten people on social media just begging for this match up! I am a person of the people and I am going to give the people what they want! At Midsummer Massacre, Jamie O’Hara will defend his Answers World Championship against Jack Ripley!

(The crowd cheers due to the blockbuster announcement. Jack Ripley has a small smile on his face and nods. He is aware of the huge opportunity that he has ahead of him and there’s no way that he plans to drop the ball on it.)

Ryan Wilson: Best of luck to you, Jack. You may get back in the line.

(Jack Ripley doesn’t argue as he gets back to the second row as Ryan Wilson continues his speech.)

Ryan Wilson: Now, that we have the Answers World Championship match already figured out. I am a man who likes to think ahead and what’s after Midsummer Massacre? That’s right, Territorial Invasion! Showdown came so close to winning last year and there’s no doubt that we are going to bring everything that we have, but I’m already thinking about who will the winner of Jamie/Jack face at Territorial Invasion, so I am going to have a show-stealing fatal-4-way number one contender’s match for the Answers World Championship. The lists of Elitists that I have selected are people who have never gotten a shot at a World Championship or it’s been a while since they’ve gotten an opportunity to vie for the World Championship. So at Midsummer Massacre, it will be Dr. Bethany Blue versus Jake Smith versus Cage versus the man from the red brand, making his yearly Midsummer Massacre appearance, Lethal Consequences! The winner will face the Answers World Champion at Territorial Invasion. These are some of the hungriest Elitists on the roster. There’s no doubt that these three, including LC, will bring everything to the table. All the luck to all of you.

(The camera pans to Dr. Bethany Blue with a huge smile on her face as Alexis Chambers pats her on the back. It goes to Jake Smith with a huge grin on his face as he high fives Bronson Daniels. It goes to Cage, who has a cold look on his face, ready to kill anyone who steps in his way.)

Ryan Wilson: I’m not done here, but I got another championship match to announce. Alexis, can you step upfront?

(Alexis Chambers rolls her eyes, but skips to the front where Ryan Wilson will be able to see her.)

Ryan Wilson: I get that I am not your favorite person around here, Alexis, but I am someone who recognizes your efforts. I watched your match against Bronson last week and I saw you beat the New Breed Champion. Normally, what happens when you defeat a champion is that it puts you in line for a future championship opportunity and that’s exactly what I am going to do here. At Midsummer Massacre, Bronson Daniels will put his New Breed Championship on the line against Alexis Chambers!

(The crowd cheers for another championship match being made!)

Alexis Chambers: :oh:

Bronson Daniels: :noah: !!!!!!!

Ryan Wilson: I expect you not to let me down. Now, get back to your spot.

(Alexis Chambers gets back to her spot next to Dr. Bethany Blue who ends up hugging her new friend for her opportunity.)

Ryan Wilson: Now, onto other matters —

???: Okay, I got some things to get off my chest!

(Ronan Malosi rushes to the front where Ryan Wilson will be able to see him. Somehow, Ronan has a microphone as he has an intense look on his face.)

Ronan Malosi: Now, I just wanted to air my grievances before my match against Cage tonight, so hear me out…WHY THE FUCK DO YOU HAVE ME FACING CAGE IN THE MAIN EVENT?!?!?!?

(The crowd cheers due to the main event match taking place tonight.)

Ronan Malosi: You people don’t want to see that match happening tonight! You see, Ryan! These fans don’t wanna see Ronan Malosi versus Cage!

Socially distanced crowd: YES WE DO! YES WE DO! YES WE DO!

Ryan Wilson: It seems like these fans want to see this match, Ronan. I heard the word backstage that you weren’t happy about being part of this match and it kinda makes it seem like you’re ungrateful for this opportunity. I thought that you wanted to be part of Showdown, Ronan? I thought that you would take part in ANY match in order for me to consider giving you a Showdown contract. Did you think that I was going to go easy on you?

Ronan Malosi: Of course not! You think that I’m complaining about this match because I’m afraid of Cage? :mjlol: Nah, I bodied that old bitch the entire week. I’m not afraid of him. I’m afraid FOR him! Do you have any idea of the ass beating that I plan to give him in this match?

(Ronan Malosi is completely oblivious to Cage who is now standing behind him. Ronan continues his rant.)

Ronan Malosi: Nothing is going to satisfy me more than whooping Cage’s old ass all over that Cage. I got no problems facing Cage and embarrassing that man. It’s such a shame that it couldn’t happen later onto the season, but I’m willing to kill someone to impress you enough to give me that Showdown contract. You might as well give me the contract right now because Cage has zero chance in defeating me. I’m not just going to face the man who has all of these accomplishments, but I am going to BEAT him as well. All this week, I have been brainstorming on all the shit that I plan to do in this match. What if I got Cage’s limp body and threw him down that ten foot cage structure? :whew: That would be amazing and that’s all because of you, Ryan. From the bottom of my heart, I want to thank you so much for this opportunity and I cannot wait to be a member of the Showdown roster! :wow: I’ll let you continue on with your so-called celebration!

(Ronan Malosi turns around before he’s face-to-face with Cage who looks more than willing to rip his head off.)

Ronan Malosi: Cage, buddy, pal, I didn’t see you there. :krabs: Excuse me!

(Ronan Malosi looks to walk past Cage, but Cage is not allowing that whatsoever.)

Ronan Malosi: Cage, I don’t want any beef with you. Let’s be civil here. :whoa:

(Cage nods, looking like he’s understanding what Ronan Malosi is trying to say. He turns himself around as – )

Gavin Kirkland: CAGE NAILS RONAN MALOSI WITH A HEADBUTT!!!!!

Eve: RONAN FALLS BACK AS HE TRIES TO SCOOT HIMSELF OUT OF THE WAY, BUT HE IS MAKING HIS WAY TOWARDS RINGSIDE!

Deadprez: Ronan is trying to get himself back to his feet as he steps back but bumps his back to the edge of the apron, but Cage rushes towards Ronan, taking him down with the clothesline! Cage hoists up Ronan and rolls him inside the ring! Cage slides himself into the ring as Ronan rapidly makes it to his feet and jumps on Cage before unloading with some punches towards ‘Explicit Content’ himself! I don’t think it’s the smartest thing to pick a fight with Cage!

(Ryan Wilson is completely amused with this fight as he stands near his cake watching Ronan Malosi and Cage beat the hell out of each other.)

Gavin Kirkland: Cage manages to roll himself on top of Ronan before throwing some rapid punches of his own! Cage gets Ronan by the collar of his shirt before nailing him with another headbutt! Ronan staggers back, but Cage gets Ronan to his feet! Cage has Ronan in position for Mercy Rule — Ronan manages to get out of the way as he backs away! He rushes towards Cage before nailing him with a Sleeping Pill! The giant running big boot!

Eve: Cage ducks out of the way at the last second! Sleeping Pill connects on Ryan Wilson who crashes onto his cake! :damn: :damn: :damn:

(The camera pans to Ryan Wilson who has completely fallen on his cake. From head to toe, he is covered in delicious blue and buttercream icing and vanilla flavored cake. Cage is looking at Ryan with so much amusement as Ronan Malosi looks to be in shock that his big boot landed on Ryan. The entire Showdown roster on the ramp is completely chucking and cracking up on the stage. As for Ryan, he looks completely fuming at the moment. This was supposed to be his segment to celebrate the success of Showdown from its season premiere and since he became General Manager, but it’s ruined now. Ryan tries to get himself up as he gets the microphone that is deep in a pile of cake before talking.)

Ryan Wilson: All I asked is for people on my roster to be on their best behavior as possible, but it seems like no one was able to give me that, so I am forced to retaliate and punish the person who caused the entire mess to begin with, YOU, Ronan. I was going to use this match as some sort of consideration on whether you get a contract or not, but I am going to announce tonight that if you lose this match tonight, you are BANNED from Showdown!

(Ronan Malosi’s eyes widen due to the new stipulation presented to him as Ryan Wilson drops his microphone. “The Only Thing They Fear Is You” plays once again as he exits the ring. Ronan and Cage stare down at each other in the ring.)

Gavin Kirkland: IF RONAN LOSES TONIGHT, HE’S BANNED FROM SHOWDOWN!

Eve: That’s a ton of pressure for Ronan Malosi to win this match! He NEEDS to defeat Cage, but Cage is looking to get himself a bit of a winning streak as he heads towards Midsummer Massacre! We still have more Showdown, so stay tuned!

(Commercial break.)

Gina Romano – Ladies and Gentlemen the following contest is scheduled for ONE FALL!!!

Gina Romano: The following contest is set for one fall! Introducing first, from Las Vegas, Nevada!!! Weighing in at 250lbs!! PRINCE WEALTHY!!!! MMAXXXXWEELLLLLLL!!!!!!

(“Slide” by Calvin Harris ft. Frank Ocean, Migos hits, as Maxwell walks out on to the stage as he peers over the small crowd as he pumps himself up as he makes his way down the ramp. Maxwell then walks up the steps as he moves through the ropes as stops in the middle of the ring and poses with arms out wide as there is a mixed reaction of boos and chants of “loser”.)

Gavin Kirkland: Woah what a reaction from the ungrateful crowd! Don’t they know he could buy them? Like, ALL of them?

Deadprez: This week he made it clear that he wants to win tonight, will he deliver?

Gina Romano: AAAAAAND HIS OPPONENT!

(“Are You Ready” by AC/DC hits!!! And TNT makes his way out to the ring chewing tobacco as the crowd cheers for him.)

Bella Braxton: From Brisbane, Australia weighing in at 136 pounds he is “DYNOMITE” T!!!!!!! N!!!!!!!!

Off-Camera: CUT THE MUSIC!!!!!!

Gavin Kirkland: Uh?

( The camera turns to look at Prince Wealthy who has a mic in hand and up to his lips looking dead serious and straight to TNT who seems a bit confused but also disappointed. )

Maxwell: Before I proceed to use you as a mop around this ring ‘’TNT’’ I want you to get your midget ass in this ring. I got a few things to say to you!

Eve: Harsh words from a man who lost his match last week.

( The Australian slowly rolls under the bottom rope and adjusts his cap before moving up to the center of the ring to look up to his opponent tonight who is over a foot taller than him. )

Maxwell: Look at you man! How old are you? You look to be in your thirties yet you are sized like a pre-teen! And what about that embarrassing outfit you wear? How are you making your Country proud looking like a hick like that! You look like one of those southern redneck types that the United States is known for! Where is your Confederate flag little man? Where’s your six-pack of Bud? Where is your redneck pride or your hunting rifle or your pickup truck uh? Oh, wait! You don’t have any because you are too POOR to get a hunting license much less a decent wrestling outfit! Did you actually steal that shirt you wore or was it time that ripped off its sleeves? And to think you have been picked to be part of this roster! Why? Comic relief? Talent enhancement?

Tnt: Are you do–

( He immediately gets cut off by an annoyed Maxwell. )

Maxwell: HEYY! ROYALTY IS TALKING HERE PEASANT SO YOU BEST LISTEN WHEN A SUPERIOR IS TALKING TO YOU!! In fact! I grow tired of having you in front of me! Your simple presence is an affront to what I stand for and what I want in life! I want the money! I want power! I want fame! What I don’t want? To be associated with the working poor! See I am Upper Class! You? You are sewer filth! But I’m going to give you a chance, an opportunity to make a quick buck. Here…

Gavin Kirkland: What is he…

Deadprez: No way, is that a –

Eve: Is it a hundred dollar bill?

( Maxwell flashes the piece of paper before his opponent arrogantly. )

Maxwell: Here’s my offer peon, you lay on your back, you let me pin you for the victory and you get a taste of easy money. So what do you say uh Dino-Mite? Want to score an easy paycheck? It can’t get any easier than that.

( The crowd boos the idea and Tnt for a short moment seem to be seriously thinking about it. The official looks at the two of them ordering them to fight and then Tnt come up with his decision. He nods negatively. )

Tnt: NO!

( He smacks the hand that held the 100 dollar mark which flies off, Maxwell gets distracted and suddenly… )

Gavin Kirkland: WOAH LOOK AT HIM GO!!

Deadprez: He lunged at Maxwell into grabbing him by the hip and managed to take him down!

Eve: We have match folks!!

( Ding! Ding! Ding! )

Eve: Maxwell manages after getting pummelled a few times to get the smaller opponent off of him and moves back to a vertical base. Tnt goes for some midsection strikes to Maxwell before whipping him into the ropes and then flips him on his back with a hip toss! Maxwell gets up quickly but is brought down with a clothesline! He goes up again and the sequence is repeated a second time! A third sequence but now Tnt uses the Wealthy Prince’s momentum to throw him down in a bodyslam! But the moves don’t seem to affect the taller opponent much as he keeps on going!

Gavin Kirkland: Almost as if he is not selling…

Deadprez: What did you say?

Eve: Guys focus! Tnt isn’t intimidated at all by the taller and leaner man in front of him, he came in for a fight and he seems intent to produce one tonight and get momentum from his presence at Pain For Pride! He goes for some chest chops on Maxwell who ends up backing into a corner upon which the Australian is moving to kick a mudhole dry into him much to the pleasure of the socially distanced crowd! Tnt has the upper hand now and he is running to the opposite corner! He charges to strike at a down Maxwell BUT WAIT!! MAXWELL GETS UP AND COUNTERS WITH A POWERFUL URANAGE THAT DRILLS TNT DOWN!!

Gavin Kirkland: Just like that!!

Eve: Tnt is writhing in pain on the floor as Maxwell dusts himself off and looks down on his opponent with a cold stare. He backs up into the ropes as Tnt gets to his feet and NAILS HIM WITH A BIG BOOT! TNT is down again!! Maxwell continues the assault kneeling down by TNT’s side and throwing down some heavy forearms to the side of the head! This is getting ugly folks and Maxwell looks to want to make a statement tonight! He picks up the Brisbane native and positions him for WOAH A PUMPHANDLE GUTBUSTER!! He goes for the cover!!

Referee: One! TWO!

Gavin Kirkland: What the fuck??

Deadprez: Did he just…

Eve: Maxwell just broke his own count!! What is the meaning of this?? Moving up to his feet he yells at TNT telling him to get up which he does slowly BUT HE GOES DOWN AGAIN AS MAXWELL DELIVERS A SUPERMAN PUNCH!! TNT is down once more which brings a sadistic smile to the face of the man from Sin City who then goes topside in the nearby corner! SHOOTING STAR PRESS CONNECTS!!

Gavin Kirkland: COVER!!

Referee: ONE!!

Deadprez: HE BREAKS HIS OWN COUNT AGAIN?? TNT Is Helpless Right Now!!

Eve: The crowd boos massively and the official asks Prince Wealthy what he is doing which is ignored by the man with the money who picks up TNT and props him up in a corner. He backs up, measures the man, and charges in with a big boot!!! TNT looks like he is out cold! Maxwell needs to stop this!! He sighs looking bored now as he grabs at TNT, spins him upside down and moves to the center of the ring.

Gavin Kirkland: CHA-CHING!!

Eve: The Piledriver to TNT who is barely moving! Come on Maxwell, end this!! He goes for the cover.

Referee: One! Two!! THREEE!!! RING THE BELL!!!

( Ding! Ding! Ding! )

Deadprez: FINALLY!!

(“Slide” by Calvin Harris ft. Frank Ocean, Migos hits as Maxwell gets off of TNT and the official raises his hand in victory. )

Gina Romano: THE WINNER OF THIS BOUT: PRINCE WEALTHY… MAXWEEELLLLLL!!!!!

Eve: That was a clinic folks!

Gavin Kirkland: TNT had it coming if you ask me.

Deadprez: You out ya damn mind son.

Eve: In any case, Maxwell brutally delivered on his intentions to get his first win tonight. Wait what is he doing now?

( Standing atop of TNT, Maxwell puts a foot on the man’s throat after he went to grab a mic. He looks down on his victim tonight with utter despise in his eyes. )

Maxwell (off-mic): You should have taken the money.

( He spits on TNT before making his way out of the ring. )

(The scene pans to a very fuming Ryan Wilson backstage in his office. Ryan is sitting on his couch, covered completely from head to toe in cake, which he was pushed into thanks to Ronan Malosi. He has a mini white towel in his hand as she’s still trying to get the cake out of his ears.)

Ryan Wilson: I looked fucking ridiculous out there. Is it too difficult to have members of my roster just standing there and celebrate the success that my tenure as General Manager has been? I’m a simple man. I don’t ask for much, but somehow I’m public enemy number one?

(KNOCK! KNOCK!)

Ryan Wilson: *sigh* Come in!

(Ryan Wilson doesn’t seem to be in the mood for any talk, but he is looking to get this conversation over with. A door is heard opening as the Interwire Champion, Consuela Rose Ava, walks into the camera frame in her street clothes. She wears a pink face mask because she tends to be a germaphobe, but it’s still a mystery to how she manages to wrestle every other week. Ryan gets up from the couch to converse with Consuela.)

Ryan Wilson: Consuela, I don’t think that we’ve fully crossed paths with. It’s nice to meet you.

(Ryan Wilson extends his hand out for Consuela Rose Ava to shake.)

Consuela Rose Ava: Ryan, do you think it’s smart for me to shake your hand in the middle of a pandemic? :lupe:

(Ryan Wilson drops his hand to his side.)

Ryan Wilson: But, you bother to wrestle every other week. :skip:

Consuela Rose Ava: Because I’m VERY strict on my opponents being tested before facing me! I needed Jon Kelton to be tested for COVID-19 before he even faced me last week, but that’s beside the point! The reason why I am here is to talk about Midsummer Massacre and my next title defense.

(Ryan Wilson was finally reminded that Consuela Rose Ava had an appointment with him to talk about her next title defense.)

Ryan Wilson: Oh yes, I’m surprised that you went for me for your next title defense, but it shows that you’re more than ready to come to work, which was something that your youngest sister couldn’t bother to do until Grand Rampage.

Consuela Rose Ava: Candice is working on her work ethic, but I’ll try not to slack off, but let me just remind you that I got a daughter at home and she can be quite a handful, so please be courteous of my situation.

Ryan Wilson: Of course, respect for a family woman like yourself. Doing that and juggling a career is always difficult, but you make it seem effortless. How is she doing?

Consuela Rose Ava: She’s been great. I’ve been avoiding her from going out, but I’ve been coming up with innovative ways of keeping her at home and making sure that she’s busy and having fun.

Ryan Wilson: Fantastic, so about your next title defense, the blessing about this brand is that there are so many hungry Elitists to vie for the Interwire Championship. There’s no doubt that you against anyone is going to steal the show and elevate the title on your shoulder, but I wanna do things a bit more differently this time. Who do YOU want to face at Midsummer Massacre?

Consuela Rose Ava: You’re going to make me choose?

Ryan Wilson: Well, you’re one of the few people that hasn’t managed to piss me off. Let’s keep it that way, please.

Consuela Rose Ava: No one has asked me that before, but I’ve witnessed Showdown last week. The competition is amazing, so there’s plenty of Elitists who could be my opponent for Midsummer Massacre. 🤔

???: Hi, Ryan!

(Sierra Bradford, one-half of SASS [they ain’t dead, ffs], comes into the camera frame with a huge smile on her face. She has a more than cheery look on her face as Ryan Wilson and Consuela Rose Ava look at her. Consuela has a smirk on her face, almost like an idea has popped into her mind.)

Consuela Rose Ava: How about Sierra?

(Sierra Bradford raised a brow, clearly confused over what Consuela Rose Ava is talking about.)

Sierra Bradford: How about Sierra what?

Ryan Wilson: Well, Sierra, Consuela, and I were talking about Midsummer Massacre and who she wanted to face for the Interwire Championship and it seems like she’s leaning towards you?

(Sierra Bradford is taken a bit off guard, but has a small, nervous smile on her face.)

Sierra Bradford: Me?

Consuela Rose Ava: Yes, Sierra, you. It sucks that the last time that we faced each other, we had The Corvus stick their nose, and you were left with a bit of a tainted win. Yes, you got a victory over me, but I think that you would have liked to get a victory on your own merit.

Sierra Bradford: Yeah, I wasn’t too crazy about the victory and I was looking forward to crossing paths with you again but wasn’t expecting it so soon. But, me, getting a shot at the Interwire Championship? It would be more than an honor to step inside the ring with you, Consuela. If you’re really going to give me an opportunity to become Interwire Champion, then I more than accept it.

Ryan Wilson: *claps loudly* Excellent! It’s official Consuela Rose Ava will take on Sierra Bradford with the Interwire Championship on the line! This is truly going to be a match to steal the show! Best of luck to the both of you women!

Sierra Bradford: Thank you. Best of luck to you, Consuela.

(Sierra Bradford fist bumps Consuela Rose Ava as she accepts the fist bump.)

Consuela Rose Ava: Likewise, Sierra.

(The scene pans back to ringside.)

Gina Romano: THE FOLLOWING CONTEST IS SCHEDULED FOR ONE FALL!

Small Socially Distancing crowd in the Performance Center: ONE FALL!!!

( ‘6:24’ by Danger blasts throughout the Performance Center as James Rangers slowly walks down the ramp to loud boo’s )

Gina Romano: INTRODUCING FIRST FROM LONDON, ENGLAND HE IS ‘THE BLACK MAMBA’ JAMEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSS RANNNNNGERRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!

Crowd: Boooooooooooooo!!!!

Deadprez: James Ranger is a guy we haven’t seen much of this season, so I’m definitely looking forward to seeing what we get from him tonight!

(‘War’ by Grandson plays throughout the Performance Center as Jake Smith confidently walks down the Ramp to thunderous boo’s followed by Bronson Daniels who appears to be wearing street clothes with the New Breed Championship draped over his shoulder)

Gina Romano: AND HIS OPPONENT ACCOMPANIED TO THE RING BY THE NEW BREED CHAMPION BRONSON DANIELS, HE RESIDES IN ATLANTIC CITY, NEW JERSEY… HE IS ‘THE TRENDSETTER’ JAKEEEEEEEEEEEEEE SMIIIIIIIIIIIIITHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Eve: A former two time Pure Champion, Jake Smith had an incredible season last year, and I’m sure he’d like to grab a win here tonight to get this season started on the right foot! I’m excited to see what he brings to the table tonight!

(DING! DING! DING!)

Deadprez: James Ranger and Jake Smith are circling one another… Neither man making a move, and both trying to size one another up and pick their moment-! And it’s James Ranger that spots his first as he comes out of the gate charging at the smaller Jake Smith knocking him down to the canvas with a wicked clothesline.

Eve: Ranger picks Smith up off the canvas and onto his shoulder… AND SLAMS HIM DOWN TO THE CANVAS AGAIN WITH A FORCEFUL POWERSLAM! James Ranger isn’t going for the cover though- instead, he wants to do some more damage- DELIVERING STOMP AFTER STOMP TO THE CHEST AND TORSO OF JAKE SMITH!

Gavin Kirkland: I don’t think we’ve seen Jake Smith take this much of an L since he fumbled being with two girls at once and got himself face planted in mud. What a loser- could never let that happen to me. :wow:

Eve: Gavin- you know what- actually you’re probably right, NONETHELESS JAMES RANGER ONCE AGAIN PICKING JAKE SMITH UP AND ABSOLUTELY WHIPS HIM INTO THE CORNER ON THE OPPOSITE SIDE OF THE RING AND THE IMPACT OF SMITHS BACK COLLIDING WITH THE TURNBUCKLE INSTANTLY CAUSES SMITH TO FALL DOWN TO HIS KNEES— AND HERE COMES JAMES RANGER ONCE AGAIN SEIZING HIS OPPORTUNITY AND HE CONNECTS WITH A BEAUTIFUL RUNNING ENZIGURI RIGHT TO THE BACK OF JAKE SMITHS HEAD!! AND JAKE SMITH MIGHT BE OUT COLD!

Deadprez: James Ranger is utilizing a lot of his size and speed tonight- the perfect combination if you will. It wasn’t mentioned before but James Ranger actually has 30 pounds on Jake Smith! I’m not saying that matters or anything but it is definitely something to take into account. Anyways, James Ranger has Jake Smith seated in the corner and he’s just standing over him THROWING BRUTAL LEFTS AND RIGHTS AS JAKE SMITH CAN’T EVEN FULLY DEFEND HIMSELF IN THIS POSITION!

Gavin Kirkland: James Ranger throws one more vicious right and he backs away from Jake Smith before walking to the corner diagonal of him, and now he’s measuring. James Ranger is going to END JAKE SMITH HERE TONIGHT! Jake Smith is just motionless in the corner- he has no idea what is coming his way! JAMES RANGER TAKES OFF ON A FULL SPRINT!!! VICIOUS KNEE TO THE FACE OF JAKE SMIT- NO.. WAIT WHAT- BRONSON DANIELS PULLS JAKE SMITH OUT OF THE RING AT THE PERFECT TIME AND CALMLY WALKS AWAY- AND JAMES RANGER IS LIVID!!

James Ranger(off mic) : What are you doing?!

Bronson Daniels(off mic) : I don’t know what you’re talking about. I didn’t do anything.

James Ranger(off mic) : What the hell is your problem!?

Bronson Daniels(off mic): Funny that you ask, I’m actually trying to figure out how to use lightmode on discord..

James Ranger(off mic): Why the hell are you interfering in my match!?

Bronson Daniels(off mic) : I have no idea what you’re talking about I’ve just been over here minding my business.. supporting my friend.. Jeez man, take it easy..

Eve: AND JAMES RANGER HAS HAD IT! HE EXITS THE RING AND BEGINS CHASING AFTER BRONSON DANIELS WHO’S NOT EVEN WEARING THE PROPER ATTIRE TO BE MOVING AROUND AS QUICKLY AS HE IS- BUT JAMES RANGER IS ZEROING ON HIM- BRONSON SWIFTLY TURNS THE CORNER AND JAMES RANGER CATCHES HI- NO JAKE SMITH CONNECTS WITH A VICIOUS LARIAT CLOTHESLINE THAT SENDS JAMES RANGERS HEAD BOUNCING OFF THE THIN PADDING THAT COVERS THE HARD CONCRETE BELOW!

Deadprez: This is the opening Jake Smith needed, he quickly picks Ranger up and whips him hard into the steel steps before rolling back into the ring and rolling out to break the referee’s ten count! See that’s the high-level of ring awareness you have to possess to be a champion around here! Jake Smith knows what it takes to be successful and he’s utilizing everything he’s picked up along the way to perfect it- as he picks up an obviously hurt James Ranger and begins brutally bashing James Rangers head into the steel steps and the crowd counts along!

Crowd: One! Two! Three! Four! Five! Six! Seven! Eight! Nine! Ten!

Gavin Kirkland: Jake Smith rolls back into the ring and rolls back out once again breaking the referee’s ten count before going back to work delivering stomp after stomp into the chest of James Ranger who’s basically pinned between the steel steps and the mercy of Jakes Smith’s boots. Jake Smith recognizing that he too was in this position takes a few steps back- AND RUNS FULL SPEED STRAIGHT INTO JAMES RANGER WHOS BASICALLY SEATED AGAINST THE STEPS DELIVERING A BRUTAL KNEE TO THE HEAD OF JAMES RANGER WHOS HEAD JUST COMPLETELY BOUNCES OFF THE STEEL STEPS!

Eve: JAKE SMITH JUST NEARLY DECAPITATED JAMES RANGER! AND IT’S OBVIOUS HE’S STILL NOT JUST SATISFIED WITH WINNING THIS MATCH HE WANTS TO HARM HIS OPPONENT IN THE PROCESS! Jake Smith moves the steel steps out of the way as he rests James Rangers head on the ring post…Jake Smith charges forward— SUPERKICK SQUARE TO THE FACE OF JAMES RANGER WHOS HEAD WAS ABSOLUTELY JUST CRUSHED BETWEEN THE PRESSURE OF THAT RING POST AND THE FORCE OF JAKE SMITH ALONE!! JAKE SMITH ONCE AGAIN ROLLS BACK INTO THE RING AND BACK OUT BEFORE PICKING UP JAMES RANGER AND ROLLING HIM BACK IN! JAKE SMITH DROPS DOWN FOR THE PIN! THIS ONE HAS TO BE OVER!

ONEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

THRE——

Deadprez: NO KICKOUT BY JAMES RANGER! I FOR SURE THOUGHT THIS ONE WOULD BE OVER BUT NO JAMES RANGER IS SHOWING US TONIGHT THAT HE HAS HEART! HE HAS DRIVE! HE’S COMMITTED TO WINNING THIS MATCH AND NOTHINGS GOING TO STOP HIM!

Gavin Kirkland: Nothing except Jake Smith who picks James onto his knees AND CONNECTS WITH A SUPERKICK TO- NO JAMES RANGER DODGES IT AT THE VERY LAST SECOND- AND INSTEAD CONNECTS WITH A SWIFT LOW BLOW ON JAKE SMITH THAT PUTS HIM ON THE CANVAS WRITHING IN PAIN! Eh not like Smith needed them anyway… but nonetheless, the referee didn’t even see it- so I guess it’s legal. Ranger sits Smith up and holds his arms … —- SUNRISE TRIPLE!!!!! THREE KNEE STRAIGHT TO THE FACE OF JAKE SMITH AND YOU CAN SEE THE DAMAGE THAT CAUSED ON JAKE SMITH CAUSE HE ISNT EVEN MOVING RIGHT NOW!!!! BUT JAMES RANGER DOESN’T CARE- HE PICKS JAKE SMITH UP AND——- SUNSET FINISH! RANGER ALMOST DROVE JAKE SMITH THROUGH THE RING! THE PIN!!!!!!!

ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE-

Deadprez: — NO JAKE SMITH GETS THE SHOULDER UP AT 2.9!!! THIS MATCH WAS ALMOST OVER!!!!! THESE TWO MEN ARE TRYING TO SEND A MESSAGE NOT ONLY TO ONE ANOTHER BUT TO EVERYONE WATCHING THIS MATCH IN THE BACK! AND I THINK IT’S BEING HEARD LOUD AND CLEAR! James Ranger picks a barely conscious Jake Smith up once more— AND ABSOLUTELY PLANTS HIM ON THE MAT WITH A GROUNDSHAKING URANGE! I’M LIKING THIS SIDE OF JAMES RANGER- HE’S FOCUSED HE KNOWS IF HE CONTINUES WITH THIS TYPE OF IMPRESSIVE OFFENCE IT’LL BE A QUICK DAY IN THE OFFICE– ON THE OTHER HAND IF HE DOESN’T PUT JAKE SMITH AWAY SOON THIS MATCH MIGHT PULL A COMPLETE 180!

Eve: James Ranger climbs atop of Jake Smith and he has him in a grounded position- this cannot be good! JAMES RANGER IS THROWING PUNCH AFTER PUNCH ONTO THE MOTIONLESS JAKE SMITH AND THE REFEREE MIGHT HAVE TO STOP THIS ON— WAIT NO JAKE SMITH BEGINS TO COVER HIS FACE AND JAMES RANGER IS TRYING TO GET SMITH TO BREAK HIS GUARD- BUT INSTEAD JAKE SMITH HEADBUTTS RANGER AND RANGER ROLLS OVER CLUTCHING HIS OWN HEAD!

Deadprez: Beautiful desperation move out of Jake Smith there! That’s that ring awareness I was talking about before! Jake Smith tries to get to his feet and he does while James Ranger is still rolled over clutching his face. Jake Smith drops down to pick Ranger up and—- JAMES RANGER IS A BLOODIED MESS! THAT HEADBUTT FROM JAKE SMITH BUSTED JAMES RANGER OPEN AND HE IS A CRIMSON MASK!!!!! BUT JAKE SMITH SIMPLY JUST DOES NOT CARE AS HE CHARGES AT THE BLOODIED JAMES RANGER AND CONNECTS WITH ANOTHER VICIOUS KNEE THAT PRACTICALLY DECAPITATES JAMES RANGER!!!! I BELIEVE HE CALLS THAT ‘SO LONG AND GOOD NIGHT’!!!!!

Gavin Kirkland: James Ranger is literally sitting in a pool of his own blood. I have no idea why Jake Smith isn’t pinning him after a move like that!? Is this guy an idiot? Well I mean we know he is but- come on moron go for the cover get this match over with!

Eve: I THINK JAKE STILL DOESN’T FEEL AS IF HE’S DONE ENOUGH! JAKE SMITH ONCE AGAIN PICK JAMES RANGER UP— AND JAMES RANGER CAN BARELY EVEN STAND EVEN WITH JAKES ASSISTANCE— JAKE HAS HIM UP AND…. OH MY GOD—- JAKE PICKS RANGER UP IN THE SUPLEX POSITION… COULD IT BE— TOP PEAK FALL!!!! DROPPING JAMES RANGER HEAD FIRST STRAIGHT DOWN ONTO HIS KNE- WAIT NO JAMES RANGER SOMEHOW MANAGES TO COUNTER BY SHIFTING HIS BODY WEIGHT AND HE NOW LANDS ON HIS FEET BEHIND JAKE SMITH AND HE GRABS SMITH FROM BEHIND—- COILED EMBRACE!!!!!! THE OCTOPUS CHOKEHOLD IS LOCKED IN AND NOW RANGER IS LOCKING HIS LEG IN POSITION AROUND SMITHS NECK!!! IT’S LOCKED IN!!!!!!! JAKE SMITH IS STRUGGLING TO REACH THE ROPE! HE’S SO CLOSE BUT JAMES RANGER SHIFTS HIS WEIGHT IN AN ATTEMPT TO PUT MORE PRESSURE ON JAKE SMITHS NECK!

Deadprez: JAKE SMITH IS FADING RIGHT NOW!!! BUT WHAT IS BRONSON DANIELS DOING!?!?! BRONSON DANIELS IS ON THE APRON AND THE REFEREE IS TRYING TO GET SOME ORDER IN THIS MATCH… JAMES RANGER STILL HAS JAKE SMITH LOCKED IN THE COILED EMBRACE! BUT BRONSON’S TRYING TO LEND JAKE SOME OF HIS ENERGY IS THIS SHADES OF WHAT WE SAW LAST WEEK?

Bronson(off mic): BRO- GET- UP!!!! BRO-GET-UP!! BRO-GET-UP!

Crowd: BRO- GET- UP!!! BRO-GET-UP!!! BRO-GET-UP!!!

Bronson(off mic): BRO-GET-UP!!!! BRO-GET-UP!!!!!

Crowd: BRO- GET- UP!!!

Bronson(off mic): BRO- GET- UP! BRO-GET-UP!! BRO-GET-UP!

Crowd: BRO-GET-UP!!!!! BRO-GET-UP!!! BRO-GET-UP!!! BRO-GET-UP!!!! BRO-GET-UP!!!!!

Eve: It seems as if the entire crowd has shifted on its opinion of Jake Smith but I don’t think it’s enough to get Jake to power out of the Coiled Embrace.. He’s tired. These two men have been battling each other for the last fifteen minutes- there can’t possibly be much left in the tank for Jake Smith to rely on now.

Gavin Kirkland: Jake Smith isn’t moving but the referee has finally gotten Bronson Daniels to comply and get out of the ring and now he can finally do his job and administer the arm test! The referee goes to lift Jake’s arm up!!!

ONE!!!

Gavin Kirkland: Once more!!!

Two!!!!!!!

Gavin Kirkland: This is it!!!!! The referee gets closer in position to make sure Jake is actually still breathing before doing the third and final count!! He lifts Jakes arm up one last time —

Thr–

Eve: —– Jake Smith accidentally pulls the referee in for a headbutt and now the referee is out! But James Ranger still does not care- he’s tightening his grip more and putting more of his own weight on Jake Smith and now JAKE SMITH HAS NO CHOICE BUT TO TAP OUT!!! JAKE SMITH IS TAPPING OUT BUT THERE’S NO REFEREE TO MAKE IT OFFICIAL!!!! Jake Smith is writhing in pain and using his free hand to tap out but there is no one to break James Ranger’s grip! Jake Smith has stopped moving completely but regardless James Ranger has this submission locked in and he isn’t letting go anytime soon! There isn’t anyone that’s going to stop James Ranger now–

Deadprez: At least there wasn’t anyone– BRONSON DANIELS BEGINS STOMPING ON THE CHEST AND FACE OF JAMES RANGER! JAMES RANGER HAS NO CHOICE BUT TO LET GO OF HIS SUBMISSION- JUST TO EVEN GIVE HIMSELF A CHANCE TO DEFEND HIMSELF! HE’S COVERING UP BUT HE’S ALREADY ABSORBED A TON OF DAMAGE IN THIS MATCH AND BRONSON HAS NEARLY UNLIMITED ENERGY AS HE BEGINS THROWING LEFTS AND RIGHTS INTO THE ALREADY EXPOSED CUT ON JAMES RANGERS HEAD- AND JUST LIKE THAT MORE BLOOD BEGINS TO TRICKLE OUT!

Gavin Kirkland: Bronson picks Ranger up… —- ‘BITCH I KNOCKED YOUR HEAD OFF!!!’ THE ELBOW ABSOLUTELY FLOORS JAMES RANGER AND BRONSON DROPS DOWN TO PICK JAKE SMITH AND DRAPES JAKE SMITHS ARM ACROSS JAMES RANGERS BODY BEFORE QUICKLY EXITING THE RING! THE REFEREE HAS MADE IT BACK TO HIS FEET NOW AND HE HASN’T SEEN A THING- BUT HE DOES SEE THE COVER!!!!

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

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

THREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(DING! DING! DING!)

Gina Romano: HERE IS YOUR WINNER…. ‘THE TRENDSETTER’….. JAAAAAAAAAAKEEEEEEEEEEE SMIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIITHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!

(‘War’ by Grandson Blasts throughout the Arena as Bronson Daniels rushes into the ring to celebrate with an exhausted Jake Smith before giving him a Bro hug, as they’re met with mixed reactions/ mostly cheers)

Eve: Wow I just do not know what to say! What a match we saw- it looked like it could go either way up until the very end and although Jake Smith got the win you know James Rangers going to have something to say about the finish…

Gavin Kirkland: As he should he was cheated out of a victory- I thought Bronson Daniels was a so-called “good-guy”, why would he just interfere in a perfectly even match like that?

Deadprez: I think Bronson was just trying to help out his friend! You don’t choke out a man while they’re already tapping and on the brink of passing out! I think what Bronson did was save his friend from possible and probable disaster, and I honestly think we need more people like him!

(The scene fades to one-half of the Unified Tag Team Champions, Raven Roberts backstage warming up for her match against Shaker Jones. Raven is lasered focused and doesn’t seem to be in the most pleasant mood to talk to anyone. Kyra Phillips gets into the camera shot with a microphone in her hand.)

Kyra Phillips: Raven, do you have time for a small interview?

(Raven Roberts stops her arm stretches before looking at Kyra Phillips.)

Raven Roberts: I can spare you a moment or two.

Kyra Phillips: Excellent. Raven is about a moment, you will be squaring off against Shaker Jones and you have the opportunity to turn your luck upside down going towards Midsummer Massacre. What’s racing through your mind right now?

Raven Roberts: Taking out all the aggression that I SHOULD have taken out on Minerva at Pain for Pride onto Shaker Jones. I don’t think it’s a secret that I look back at my performance at Pain for Pride and believed that the match should have gone differently in my book. I wanted to go out there and make Minerva regret ever bringing my personal issues into the light. Instead, it seemed like she exploited my emotions. She took advantage of my mental state going into this match and that’s one of the reasons why she retained. Now, she plans on doing the same thing to Serena Bennett. Minerva proved in the match that she’s nothing more than a fucking bitch. I am anticipating the day that she gets that Universal Women’s Championship snatched away from her. With someone like Darcy May Morgan lingering around the corner, that day may arrive sooner than later for her. However, if that doesn’t happen, then I’ll be more than happy to take that title away from her when I get the opportunity to do so.

Kyra Phillips: With Midsummer Massacre on the corner, is there anywhere on the card that anyone that you want to face?

Raven Roberts: It seems like Jack Ripley beat me to punch in facing Jamie O’Hara and I wasn’t quick enough on facing Consuela Rose Ava, so it seems like I’m forced to take a different route, but what Ryan Wilson needs to see is that I’m not going to take a backseat to the action. I could care less about where on the card I’ll go, but I want in on Midsummer Massacre.

???: I can relate to you in a way, Raven.

(Xavier Williams steps into the camera shot as Raven Roberts looks at Xavier with a slight smirk on her face.)

Raven Roberts: Is that so?

Xavier Williams: Indeed. For me, I could care less about where I go on the card. Hell, I’m looking towards sitting this entire event out because there’s no single competition that has my eye. I’m not looking towards any titles or big opportunities to my name, Raven. I’m looking for another opportunity to prove that I more than belong to this company, let alone this brand. Raven, I look at your loss at Pain for Pride and I sympathize with you. I’ve been on the same boat with you. I’ve been in the position where I thought that I could have done more. At Pain for Pride X, I wanted to prove that my days as the Best in the World weren’t behind me, but it was Jamie, who ended up ending my tenure in this company. What I wished people told me was that loss at Pain for Pride wasn’t the end of the world for me. There were so many things in the match, where I wished it could have happened, but I’m not going to stand here and place the blame on anything other than myself for my loss.

Raven Roberts: That’s good for you in all, but no one asked for you to give your life story, Xavier. I don’t want you to sympathize with me and my struggles; however, if you want to challenge me to a match –

Xavier Williams: I never was going to challenge you, Raven. I don’t see you as anyone of interest to face at Midsummer Massacre. All I did was let you know that there was someone who sympathized with you and everything that you’ve gone through. This brand isn’t evil, Raven. There’s still a good few people on this brand. Please, don’t ruin that for yourself.

Raven Roberts: You don’t think I’m good enough to face you, Xavier? What gives you the right to stand there, all high and mighty because I’m not good enough to face the “great” Xavier Williams?

Xavier Williams: I never thought of myself as high and mighty, Raven. You came to that conclusion on your own. I get it, you’re still emotional from Pain for Pride. The loss still stings you and you’re lashing out due to that emotion. It’s something that I’ve told Harlow not to do in the past, but I’ll leave you to your last-minute warming up. I don’t want to ramble on any longer.

(Xavier Williams leaves the camera shot as Raven Roberts looks a bit peeved off as she continues her stretching. The scene fades to black.)

(Commercial break.)

(Showdown returns from the commercial break as “I Love It Loud” (Wolf Howl Intro) by Kiss hits as the camera pans from the stage around the half-empty Performance Center before spotting Shaker coming through a door with the words ‘Exit Only’ just above the door. As he makes his way toward the ring, the Performance Center fills with boos and a few Woos.)

Eve: With the ever-growing concern with Mr. Wilson he advised that The Detectives of the BVU stay backstage during the matchup and to say the least Shaker wasn’t too happy about that decision as you can see here tonight.

(Shaker makes his way to the ring enter via the steps as he wipes his boots on the apron before entering the ring through the second rope before propping himself up in the turnbuckle.)

Gavin Kirkland: Shaker failed to pick up the victory against Cage last week and tonight he is looking to make revenge a little sweeter with Raven if you know what I mean.

Gina Romano: The following contest is set for one fall! Introducing first, residing in Boston, Massachusetts. Weighing in at 238 pounds!!! THE CANADIAN WOOOOOOOLF!!! SHHHHHAAAKKER JOOOOONES!!!!

(“I Love It Loud” fades out as ‘In My Bones’ by The Score hits as Raven Roberts makes her way out on to the stage wearing her normal attire with a long trench coat on as she unzips the jacket and reveals one half of the Unified Tag Team Championships and allows the coat to fall to the floor as the more of the crowd begins to boo.)

Gina Romano: And his opponent!! Weighing in at 139 pounds, residing out of Atlanta, GA She is ONE HALF OF THE EAW UNIFIED TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS! “THE HUUUUUNTRRRESSSSS!!!” RAAAAAVEEN ROOOOBBBBERTS!!!!

(Raven then squats down as a loud BOOM! pops as she leaps into the air as a few fireworks go off in the background. Raven then runs quickly down the ramp and slides headfirst into the ring sliding up on to one knee before running up the turnbuckle and raising your hands as the crowd gets louder with boo’s.)

Eve: Raven is getting these mixed reactions due to the comments she made last week about the Showdown fans. I would have to agree with what she said. And as a strong independent woman as myself, I am sure she is going to make easy work of Shaker tonight just to prove that point.

Deadprez: Either way I am excited to see Raven here on Showdown. She managed to hold a championship of some sort all season 13 and I don’t see anything but good things coming to her even if she demands it, she’ll make sure that she gets it.

Gavin Kirkland: No doubt! Like I said last week she has been a beautiful asset to this company, and I am just waiting my turn…I mean to commentate her matches this season.

Deadprez: Nice save there Gavin. I saw where you were going with that and you saved yourself a smack across the face and possibly an ass-kicking from our own EAW World Champion Rex McAllister.

(Gavin gives Deadprez a dirty look as he dodges a backhand from Eve.)

(Ding! Ding! Ding!)

Eve: The match is a go as both Raven and Shaker both rush each other as they collide in the middle of the ring like two bulls tied up in an elbow-collar lock up, but Shaker with the weight and out muscles Raven pushing her back a few steps before she stomps on one of Shaker’s feet loosening up the grip of Shaker. Raven explodes upwards with a knee-knocking Shaker back. Raven goes for a roundhouse catching Shaker in the stomach sending him into the ropes as he bounces off Raven goes for a superkick. Shaker avoids the kick and rolls himself out of the ring.

Gavin Kirkland: Smart thinking by Shaker, get the fuck out the ring and take a small breather and get them goddam spaghetti legs together. Spoke too soon, Shaker doesn’t see Raven running the ropes, Raven dives through ropes as Shaker makes it to his feet but it’s too late to avoid the Suicide dive. WAIT! WHAT! FLIGHT DESTROYER!

Deadprez: Raven’s making statements out here with that no fucks giving she built her reputation on over there on Voltage. Raven then drags Shaker up to his feet but Shaker is fighting with a punch in the mid-section then another, but Raven there with a clubbing ax handle to the back. Raven grabs Shaker by the back of the head and by his tights as she slides him up onto the apron.

Eve: Raven hops to the apron to one knee as she pulls herself up using the ropes. Shaker is already making his way to his feet. Shaker goes for a punch but Raven blocks it with both hands, Shaker grabs Raven by the arm and throws her up into the fireman’s carry. Shaker goes running across the apron…Looks like he is going for a desperation move. Raven slips off the back of Shaker…Shaker turns back but is met with a rope insisting Enziguri knocks Shaker back. Raven goes for a Talon but Shaker catches in mid-air and walks out a side slam on to the apron.

Gavin Kirkland: Oh, if Raven would have connected with that Talon, it would have sent him into the plexiglass barrier. The way she landed on that apron anyone would be in pain. Shaker sits up on the apron and dusts his hands and shrugs his shoulder. Shaker hops from the apron and drags Raven over the apron and drops an elbow in the back of Raven. Shaker with the upper hand as he walks off and then comes full force with a running knee lift sending Raven rolling back into the ring. Shaker hops back up to the apron using the ropes to pull himself up and steps into the ring. Shaker not taking the chance and waits for Raven to fully get up who is now facing away from Shaker as he runs the ropes…Shaker goes for the Whipsmash connecting sending Raven turning inside out. Shaker goes for the cover.

OOOONNEEEEE!!!!

TTTWWWWOOOOO!!!!

Deadprez: Kick out by Raven. Shaker quickly rolls Raven to her stomach locking one arm in his legs as he tries to lock the other arm to fully put Raven into The TMNT but Raven really fighting it as she kicks her legs out toward the ropes, trying to pull herself toward the ropes but Shaker has the other arm locked and all he needs to do is lock the hands around Raven’s face and Shaker will have this in the bag. Raven kicks her feet out one more time but barely missing the bottom rope Shaker now has the TMNT fully locked in but Raven gets one last kick in and the toes hook the bottom rope.

Ref: Break it Shaker her foot is on the rope.

Eve: Shaker is relentless about releasing the hold.

(Ref gets in to pull Shaker off as he walks backward staring down on Raven who is grabbing at her shoulder as she rolls out of the ring.)

Ref: Shaker when I say release you need to release, next time I’ll ring that bell.

Eve: Ref really stepping in and doing his job, seems someone wants to keep their job during this pandemic. Shaker offers her entrance into the ring, he’s even holding the ropes for her. Raven reaches up to grab a handful of rope to pull herself up but Shaker quickly hops up and backs up. Raven reaches for the rope once again but Shaker rushes the ropes and tries to reach through the ropes to grab her but Raven lays in a fist sending Shaker back. Raven leaps up to the apron and up the outside turnbuckle as she makes it to the top Shaker meets her at the bottom as he forearms her across the chest causing her to go into the seated position upon the top rope.

Gavin Kirkland: This is not the best place for either of them. Both of them have some deadly finishers from up there and this could end in a bad way. Shaker takes a punch to the top of the dome as he makes it to the second rope. Shaker then slams in a European Uppercut catching Raven off guard as Shaker fully standing on the top turnbuckle as he tries to drag Raven up by her hair, she pulls on foot up and begins a fury of elbows to Shaker before one last hard punch to the jaw of Shaker sending him to his back on the mat.

Deadprez: What’s this? Detective Biggums is at ringside, wait there’s the rest of the BVU surrounding the ring. Biggums leaps to the apron looking to grab at Raven’s foot but is stopped by the ref as he stands in between telling him to get down. Raven seeks the opportunity and leaps over onto Detective Biggums’ shoulders rotating around and dropping back… Spike Hurricanrana to Biggums in the apron sending him off the ring and on to the floor as Raven barely grabs the bottom rope saving herself from falling off the apron.

(The crowd erupts in cheers and Woos as Raven pulls herself to her feet as Shaker finally gets to his feet.)

Eve: Raven goes to hop to the top rope but Detective Ty grabs a hold of Raven’s foot keeping her from entering the ring. Raven is fighting off Ty finally freeing her foot and turns into Shaker delivering a forearm to the back of the neck of Raven. Shaker now turns Raven around and pulling her into a suplex…This could be bad for Raven being brought into the ring like this will send chills up your spine. Shaker attempts to pull Raven up but she grabs a hold of the ropes keeping her feet planted to the apron. Raven with a punch to the side of Shaker. Shaker attempts to pull Raven up once again, pulling Raven up into a vertical suplex. Raven slams her knee on to the top of Shaker head causing him to lose his balance as he stumbles back into the corner.

Gavin Kirkland: Raven landed on the top turnbuckle perfectly. Raven kicks Shaker in the back of the head sending him slumped over as Raven finds her footing. Raven goes for the Aerial Ace, she leaps up for a shooting star press and crashes down on to Shaker with a double knee sending them both to the mat. Raven not hesitating goes straight to Shaker and rolls him into the Fujiwara Armbar…Raven has the Wing Breaker locked in and she’s going ham on pulling that arm out of place as Shaker screams in pain as he tries to reach out for the ropes.

Deadprez: Raven showing no mercy for Shaker here tonight. If Shaker doesn’t tap, Raven will snap his elbow and pull his shoulder out of the socket. Detective Asson is on the ring apron and gets the attention of the ref as he begins to try and chase her off. Meanwhile, it only opened up a distraction for Detective Biggums to reach up and grab Shaker by his hand and pull him to the ropes and Asson jumps down the ref turns to break the hold as he begins to count.

OOOONNWEEEEE!!!

TTTWWWOOOO!!!!

TTHHHRREEEE!!!!!

Eve: Raven finally breaks the hold at a count of four and a half. Raven stands up and starts dropping down stomps to the back of the neck of Shaker…Finally, Biggums reaches in and drags Shaker out by one leg. Raven goes through the ropes to grab Shaker but Shaker slaps Raven’s hand back and reaches up and pulls down snapping Raven’s head back off the second rope sending her to her back in the middle of the ring. Shaker quickly hops to the apron and rolls into the ring. Shaker pulls Raven to her feet and pulls her head in for a setup. He attempts to lift her up for a powerbomb, which could be her Last Ride. Shaker rolls her up and lifts her up as high as he can reach and slams Raven down onto her shoulders.

Gavin Kirkland: Shaker connects with the Gonzo Bomb. Folds her up.

ONNNNEEE!!!!

TTTWWWOOOO!!!!

THRREEEE….

Gavin Kirkland: Raven uses Shaker’s own momentum and rolls through and quickly moves to her feet and goes for a spinning back kick landing right across Shaker’s face sending him down to the mat. Raven quickly moves to the corner and climbs the turnbuckle she leaps to her perch as she scopes out Shaker laying in on the mat motionless. she stands tall and takes flight as she flips and twists in mid-air landing on her back across the body of Shaker she reaches over and hooks a leg.

OONNEE!!!!!

TTWWWOOO!!!!

Deadprez: Shaker kicks out at two. That should have done it but I feel Shaker has a lot to prove out here. Raven quickly wrenches Shaker head into a guillotine…Shaker desperately tries to fight but Raven swings them thick thighs over his body and locks in the scissor hold. All she has to do is stretch out that body and he’ll have no choice but to tap. Raven digs in deep and pulls as hard as she can but Shaker is able to fight it which causes Raven to loosen up to gather a second wind. Raven attempts to pull on the body of Shaker but Shaker uses the momentum and rolls Raven over but it only causes Rave to pull that stretch harder as Shaker reaches for the ropes with one leg able to get it on to the rope.

Eve: Ref calls for the break and Raven quickly breaks the hold and rolls over and pulls herself to her feet. Shaker dragging himself up with the ropes as both Raven and Shaker meet in the middle of the ring…Shaker with a forearm Raven quickly responds with a chop across the chest of Shaker…Shaker with a wild forearm to the side of Raven’s head…Raven retaliates with hard kick to the thigh of Shaker then another to the side of the other leg. Shaker stumbles back….Raven quickly with a spinning heel kick connecting with another Facelift sending Shaker to one knee. Raven runs the ropes and comes in with a bullet-like Claymore…Talon connects Raven falls down onto Shaker hooks both legs.

OOONNEEE!!!!

TTTWWWWOOO!!!!

THRREEEEE!!!!!!!

(Ding! Ding! Ding!)

(‘In My Bones’ by The Score hits as Raven rolls off Shaker as the ref hands her the Unified Tag Title as he helps her to her feet to raise her hand. Raven quickly rips her hand from the ref and grips the title tight as she rolls out to the apron and sits on the side holding her title up. The crowd gives mixed reactions from the crowd as Raven hops from the apron as Shaker is being helped up by the Detectives of the BVU.)

Gina Romano: HERE IS YOUR WINNER! “THE HUNTRESS” RAVEN ROBERTS!!!!

Deadprez: Shaker tried his best out here tonight but last week Raven made it point that Showdown is in for a rude awakening. She came out here and did exactly what she does best no matter if it’s the Women’s Division, New Breed Division, or even defending the Tag Team Division with her Husband. She means what she says.

Eve: Exactly right, I knew she would come out and make it known that she isn’t going to take the shit from the fans nor the members of the blue brand.

(The camera pans backstage to see Jake Smith and Bronson Daniels talking. Jake has a towel over his shoulder from his match earlier on in the night. Bronson Daniels is in casual attire with the New Breed Title on his shoulder.)

Bronson Daniels: This is ridiculous bro!

Jake Smith: I know, but you’ll be fine.

Bronson Daniels: I don’t understand why I’m in this mess bro.

Jake Smith: We were both caught talking about our plans in that catering room.

Bronson Daniels: It’s still bullshit, you were the one who slept with both of them. I made a friendly bet. I have a title to defend and reputation to build, I hate being involved in this, I’m completely innocent. And NOW I have to defend my New Breed Title against Alexis Chambers at Midsummer Massacre?!

Jake Smith: We’re in this together, you and me. You need to know we are not going to let Alexis and Bethany halt our plans for the future here on this show. Come on, you know her victory over you last week was a fluke. You are superior in every way.

Bronson Daniels: Well duh, but this is still bullshit, I don’t wanna be fighting your battles. This is my first title defense and Alexis is a dangerous competitor, she will pull out all the stops in order to win, just like she did last week.

Jake Smith: Calm down! I was here when Alexis first started, I taught her many things inside the ring and out. She will soon find out she is NOTHING without me. She owes everything positive that happens in her career to me, she’s gonna learn that soon enough. Believe me, Bronson, you have nothing to worry about. This is an easy first defense for you!

Bronson Daniels: I still have my doubts about all of this, but I’m gonna make sure I start this reign off the right way. I will not let that troll take away my hard work in order to capture this championship. I was dragged into this mess, but I’m gonna show her (and Bethany) that if you wanna drag me into all this and poke at me, don’t be surprised when I fight back and show you your place. Alexis is smart, but she’s also the dumbest person on this roster. She stands no chance against me in the ring, it took a low blow to beat me before, but it’s gonna take a whole lot more than that to take this championship from me.

Jake Smith: You’re damn right, I will teach you everything you need to know about her in order for you to put her down and keep your title. On the other hand, I’m gonna elevate myself to the top of the food chain and position myself as the next Answers World Champion when I defeat three other competitors at Midsummer Massacre. It’s time for me to show my worth and show I’m more than just a PURE Champion.

Bronson Daniels: Midsummer Massacre is going to be our night, I’m gonna put Alexis down and you’re gonna punch your ticket to greatness. We’re going to be celebrating and at Territorial Invasion, we’re gonna celebrate as double champ and rule Showdown together with an iron fist.

Jake Smith: And after that, we’re gonna go after the Tag Titles, and we’re not only gonna rule Showdown, we’re gonna rule this entire company with all the gold we’re gonna hoard.

Bronson Daniels: Man, that sounds good to me bro.

Jake Smith: It all starts with one tiny step at a time, and we both take those steps at Midsummer Massacre! Nobody will stop us, not Alexis Chambers, not Dr. Bethany Blue, NOBODY!

Bronson Daniels: NOBODY!

(Bronson Daniels and Jake Smith are pumped up as they continue their walk down the hallway. The scene fades to black.)

(Commercial break.)

(Showdown returns from commercial break with Gina Romano in the middle of the ring.)

Gina Romano: Ladies and Gentlemen the following contest is scheduled for ONE FALL!!!

Crowd: ONE FALL!!

( “Young and Bitter” by Hot Tag Media echo through the Performance Centre as Lucas Johnson walks out onto the stage, accompanied by his manager Albert Hitchman. He has a pair of Beats headphones on, consequently canceling out the noise from the crowd. Lucas looks across at his manager before both nod their heads and marches down the ramp. At the bottom of the ramp, Lucas hands his headphones to Hitchman before rolling into the ring)

Gina Romano: Introducing first! Accompanied to the ring by his manager Albert Hitchman! Weighing in at 197 pounds. He is the Blueprint; LUCAAAAS JOOOOOHN-SOOOOOOON!!!

Gavin Kirkland: Ain’t nothing more serious than a guy wearing Beats headphones in his entrance

Deadprez: For real, Lucas looks intense man. He’s coming off a nice win against Raylan Brees so I’m sure he’ll want a repeat of that tonight

(“Young and Bitter” fades out as “Last Strike” by Polo G blasts out the speakers. Jon Kelton steps out onto the stage with a confident smirk

Gina Romano: AND HIS OPPONENT! From Toronto, Ontario, Canada, weighing in at 210 pounds…. JOOONNNNNNNN KELLLTONNNN!!!

Eve: Kelton’s stock’s been on the rise recently! He suffered a devastating loss to the Interwire Champion Consuela Rose Ava last week but that shouldn’t be a reason to count him out this week

Deadprez: Definitely. Regardless of last week’s loss, Kelton’s still on fire and untouchable on some occasions!

(DING! DING! DING!)

Deadprez: This match is officially underway! Kelton’s the aggressor in this situation as he charges towards Johnson, but Lucas slides out of the way of Kelton’s march and quickly shoots up to his feet then nails Kelton with a shoot kick to the side of his right leg. Johnson follows that up with another one. Kelton though continues to march closer towards Lucas but each time he gets closer, Johnson defends himself with a kick to that right leg. Kelton picks up the pace here and quickly runs towards Lucas with a big clotheslin-

Gavin Kirkland: Nope! Johnson ducks under the clothesline attempt and nails Kirkland with a jumping knee strike to his upper back, staggering the bigger man! Johnson notices an opportunity and tries to take advantage of it. Johnson runs to the ropes and rebounds off them, Johnson charges at Kelton….BUT KELTON TAKES HIM DOWN WITH A MASSIVE CLOTHESLINE! KELTON HOOKS THE LEG

Referee: ONEEEEE! TW-

Eve: Johnson swiftly gets a shoulder up at one and stumbles up to his feet using the ropes to himself up – Kelton follows suit and stands up too. Kelton keeps Lucas guarded on the ropes and strikes him with a body shot, and another, and one more! Kelton then grabs a hold of Lucas’ arm and Irish whips him into the ropes. Lucas rebounds off them and comes running back at Kelton, The 24/7 Battle Royal Winner swings his arm out, looking to take Lucas down, but Lucas ducks under and keeps on running. He rebounds off the opposite ropes and runs at Kelton, THIS TIME JUMPING INTO THE AIR FOR THE DIVING CLOTHESLINE-

Deadprez: BUT KELTON CATCHES LUCAS OUT OF MID AIR! KELTON GRABS THE BLUEPRINT AND LIFTS HIM UP INTO THE AIR! LUCAS WAILS HIS LEGS AROUND IN PANIC! KELTON THROWS HIM DOW-

Gavin Kirkland: NO! LUCAS FIGHTS BACK! LUCAS KEEPS ON ASSAULTING KELTON WITH KICKS AND STRIKES RIGHT INTO HIS STOMACH! KELTON’S FORCED TO LET GO OF HIM!

Deadprez: NOW LOOK AT LUCAS! LUCAS BOMBARDS KELTON WITH KNEE STRIKES RIGHT INTO HIS STOMACH! LUCAS UNLOADS ON KELTON UNTIL KELTON DROPS DOWN TO HIS KNEES IN PAIN! NOW LUCAS HAS AN OPPORTUNITY! Lucas runs to the ropes, he rebounds off them and sprints at Kelton…

Gavin Kirkland: BUT KELTON SPRINGS UP TO HIS FEET AND CONNECTS WITH A COLOSSAL BELLY TO BELLY SUPLEX, ABSOLUTELY THROWING LUCAS ACROSS THE RING!

Eve: KELTON AINT DONE THOUGH! By his foot, Kelton drags Lucas Johnson back into the middle of the ring and pulls him up to his feet. Kelton rebounds off the ropes and darts at Lucas…WHO NAILS KELTON WITH A SINGLE LEG DROPKICK, KELTON’S STUNNED! LUCAS REBOUNDS OFF THE ROPES AND SPRINTS AT KELTON….AND CLASHES INTO HIM WITH A DISCUS LARIAT! BOTH MEN COME CRASHING DOWN TO THE MAT AND LUCAS GOES FOR THE COVER!

Referee: ONEEEEEE! TWOOOO-

Eve: Kelton manages to kick out! A look of frustration creeps up onto Lucas Johnson’s face as he slams the mat in anger. However, his manager Albert Hitchman shouts some words of advice towards him

Albert Hitchman (off-mic): THE LEG! THAT RIGHT LEG!

Deadprez: Lucas seemingly takes his advice and nods his head at his manager. Lucas grabs a hold of the ropes and makes his way up to his feet. On the other hand, Kelton manages to get up to his feet too. Lucas quickly makes his way towards Kelton and hammers him with an array of kicks straight into that right leg targeted earlier

Eve: Kelton can only stay on his feet for so long and eventually drops down to a knee in pain. Johnson continues the assault on his opponent. He grabs a hold of Kelton’s head and nails him with a knee strike right into Kelton’s face, knocking him down flat onto the mat! Lucas doesn’t waste any time at all, he grabs a hold of Kelton’s leg and drags him towards the center of the ring. Lucas keeps hold of that right leg and hits Kelton with another nasty kick into it!

Gavin Kirkland: Lucas strikes Kelton with another sharp kick to the already battered right leg but Kelton uses his other to fight back. He drives his boot into the face of Lucas, but Lucas retaliates and hits him with another strike to the right leg. That doesn’t stop Kelton though! Kelton uses his strength to unload on Lucas with strikes to the face with the free left leg! However, for each strike Kelton hits, Lucas hits another on that leg

Deadprez: THEY START UNLOADING – KELTON WITH LEFT LEG STRIKES TO THE FACE AND LUCAS WITH SHARP KICKS TO THE ALREADY BATTERED RIGHT LEG! BOTH MEN ARE RELENTLESS AND UNFORGIVING AS THEY CLATTER EACH OTHER WITH STRIKES-

Eve: Lucas looks to have the upper hand here. Kelton lets out a scream of pain and Lucas continues to unloa- BUT NO! KELTON BARGES LUCAS OFF HIM WITH A BIG KICK WITH HIS FREE LEFT LEG!

Deadprez: Kelton hobbles up to his feet using the ropes, Johnson does the same. The two men meet in the middle of the ring and Johnson attacks first, striking Kelton with a forearm smash. Kelton retaliates and follows that up with a forearm smash of his own! Lucas quickly responds to that with a two shoot kicks to that right leg, knocking Kelton down to a knee

Eve: Lucas rushes to the ropes and rebounds off them, he comes back and charges at Kelton…. BUT KELTON CONNECTS WITH AN UPPERCUT KNOCKING LUCAS INTO THE ROPES

Deadprez: BUT NO! LUCAS HANGS ONTO THE ROPES AND RUNS AT KELTON….PENDULUM LARIATTTTT

Gavin Kirkland: NOPE! KELTON CRASHES INTO LUCAS WITH A MASSIVE SPEAR! HE HOOKS THE LEG!

Referee: ONEEEEE! TWOOOOOO! TH-

Gavin Kirkland: Kelton thought he had it there! This has been an incredible back and forth match so far! Kelton rolls up to his feet and stands above Lucas’s body. He looks down at The Blueprint and just sighs and watches as he tries to pull himself up to his feet using Kelton’s body. Kelton shakes his head and manhandles Lucas Johnson, pulling him up to his feet. Kelton then puts Lucas Johnson up on his shoulders!

Eve: KELTON COULD BE LOOKING FOR AN F5 HERE! BUT NO! LUCAS FIGHTS OUT OF IT WITH ELBOWS RIGHT INTO KELTON’S HEAD! KELTON HAS TO DROP HIM

Deadprez: Lucas lands back on his feet and strikes Kelton with a big roundhouse kick! It only stuns Kelton though as he comes back and nails Lucas with a mighty headbutt, stunning Lucas too! Kelton glances over his shoulders at the ropes. He runs at them and rebounds off the-

Gavin Kirkland: NO! NO! LUCAS FOLLOWS HIM AND MEETS HIM WITH A BIG BOOT RIGHT INTO HIS FACE! LUCAS DRAGS KELTON TO THE MIDDLE OF THE RING AND SPINS HIM AROUND…..SKULLL CRUUSSSHINGGGGG FINALLEEEEE! HE COVERS HIM!

Referee: ONEEEEEE! TWOOOOOOOOO! THREEEE-

Eve: KELTON KICKS OUT AGAIN! LUCAS DOESN’T WASTE ANY TIME! HE WANTS TO END IT HERE! LUCAS PULLS HIMSELF UP TO HIS FEET AND CRAWLS UP THE TOP ROPE! HE HAS KELTON INSIGHT…..LUCAS DIVES OFFF….REDDDD ARRROWWWWWW!!

Deadprez: KELTON ROLLED OUT THE WAY! KELTON GOT OUT OF THE WAY OF LUCAS JOHNSON’S FINISHING MOVE! KELTON POUNCES UP TO HIS FEET AND PULLS LUCAS JOHNSON UP TO HIS FEET…..HE KICKS JOHNSON IN THE MIDSECTION…..HE LOCKS BOTH OF HIS ARMS BEHIND HIS BACK….AND DROPS HIM FACE FIRST ONTO THE MAT! THE EGO TRIP! KELTON FALLS TO THE MAT AND GETS HIM ARM ON LUCAS…THE REFEREE COUNTS

Referee: ONEEEEEEE! TWOOOOOOOOOO! THREEEEEEEE!

(DING! DING! DING!)

Gina Romano: And your winner….JONNNNNNNNNN KELLLTONNNNNNNN!

Deadprez: That’s ANOTHER impressive performance from the 24/7 Contract winner! He’s been on a roll since returning

Eve: For sure! Anyone who thought he couldn’t bring that spark back is being proven wrong day by day…

(The camera fades to the backstage where Kyra Phillips is standing in the halls of the Performance Center with a microphone in hand.)

Kyra Phillips: Ladies and gentlemen please welcome at this time, the number one contender to Jamie O’Hara’s Answers World Championship at Midsummer Massacre, Jack Ripley!

(The camera pulls back as Jack Ripley enters the frame, dressed in his ring gear and with a confident smirk on his face.)

Kyra Phillips: Last week you confronted Jamie O’Hara and made your intentions clear as the first person who wants to challenge him and your wish to be the first number one contender to the Answers World Champion was granted. Did you expect this at all and are you prepared to face Jamie in just two short weeks?

Jack Ripley: I won’t lie, I am a bit surprised. I mean if I knew it was as easy as simply walking up, standing face to face with the Champion, and making my intentions clear, then I would have done it ages ago! I expected to have to beat one, two, even three others who want to challenge for the title. Showdown this season has who? Cage? Raven Roberts? Xavier Willams? There’s a lot of challengers but I’m not going to act as if I’m not a legitimate challenger. I’m not going to act as if I don’t deserve this as well as anyone else, as much as the names I’ve mentioned or any others who want a shot at the Champion. Did I expect to come to Showdown this week to find out that I have that chance? Not at all and if people want to think less of me as a challenger because I didn’t ‘earn’ it any other way, then so be it; as far as I’m concerned those opinions and those people are completely irrelevant.

As for whether I’m prepared? Kyra, I’ve been prepared for this opportunity for a long, long time. All the ups and downs, the years seemingly stuck in one place treading water, leaving and coming back, overcoming Charlie and coming close to winning CITV, I’ve been preparing for this match for a long time. Do you really think that it bothers me that this chance is only two weeks away? It doesn’t matter if it’s two weeks, one week or hell, if that opportunity arrived tonight, I’ve been building towards this for so long that it simply doesn’t matter when or where I’ll be well and truly ready. People might not believe that I’m the most worthy of the most deserving and so be it. But when that bell rings and the moment comes, I’m going to prove beyond any doubt that I’m ready for this chance, ready to become a main event star in Elite Answers Wrestling. I absolutely belong here at the top, facing the best there is and I’m not going to waste my opportunity come Midsummer Massacre…

(Jack’s eye is drawn away and his words cut off as a wide grin appears.)

Jack Ripley: And speak of the devil…

(The camera shifts to the left to show Jamie O’Hara walking into frame with the Answers World Championship glistering on his shoulder. The two smile and nod at one another)

Jack Ripley: Never shy of putting his two cents in are you, whether it’s wanted or not.

(Jamie points to himself ‘shocked.’)

Jamie O’Hara: Oh don’t mind me really, I was just conveniently walking by when I heard you speaking. Congratulations on becoming the number one contender, the very first challenger to my Championship, and don’t worry, as far as I’m concerned you are more than deserving of the opportunity, you’ve earned it with the last several months being back in this company. I’ve got no doubt that you’re well prepared for this; you’re going to prove a lot of people wrong and that eagerness truly is commendable…but there’s just one problem, just one slight problem. How are you going to make this time different, Jack? How are you going to be any different to so many others who have stood in the same position you’re in now, the hopefuls who wanted to cement their places at the top…only to fall just short?

(Jack drops his head for a second with a wide grin on his face. He disagrees with the notion that he will suffer the same fate as others)

Jack Ripley: It’s convenient for you isn’t it? You’ve got a history of opponents in my position; a long list of examples to fall back on; I’m sure you already have some idea in your head about how this is all going to plan out huh? I know I’m the underdog in this situation, that’s not something which is escaping me at all. I know that the world doesn’t think that I stand much of a chance, that I’m the ‘dreaded’ first challenger to your reign. I’m the first off the rank and I don’t have a remote chance at all in beating you. And I’m fine with that, I really am. I’m fine with everyone expecting so little of me because I see it as a blessing more than a curse; a blessing where I have nothing to lose and everything to gain. But more importantly, it’s a blessing where as long as you doubt me and you don’t see me as a legitimate threat to your reign, then you will be in for a great surprise for what happens next; when I defeat you and take that title you spent so long chasing away in an instant.

Jamie O’Hara: What happens next? Well then, just remember one thing. A lot of people have told me not to underestimate them, that they’ll surprise me and there hasn’t been a surprise that has gotten the best of me yet. Especially…especially when they lack the experience of standing against the likes of me. It’s all good to say the right things, Jack. You can believe the words you’re saying, you can believe that you’re capable of being the great, ever eluding exception but it’s another to be able to live up to it all. You’re right, I’ve watched numerous men walk down the same path you’re walking down, arguably more talented men and I’ve watched them all stumble and fall at my feet. But anything can happen, right? As long as you’re still fighting, you’re a chance, right? Two weeks, Jack. Two weeks and we’ll see just how great you can and will become. Best of luck out there tonight.

(As Jamie walks past Jack, he pauses with his hand hovering over his shoulder. Jamie hesitates for a second but decides to continue on. Jack smirks and looks back at Jamie walking away as the camera fades back to ringside.)

(Camera pans back to ringside to Gina Romano in the middle of the ring.)

Gina Romano: Our following contest is scheduled for ONE FALL!

Gavin Kirkland: OH BOY! Here come the ladies!

(“BxMxC” by Babymetal begins to thump out of the speakers)

Gina Romano: Introducing first…from Las Vegas, Nevada…weighing in at two-hundred and two pounds…JACK RIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIPLLLLLLLLLLLLLLEEEEYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!

(Jack steps out of the entrance and looks out on the minimal crowd as they jump to their feet and cheer for him. He slowly begins to walk down to the ring, banging on the plexiglass separating him from the fans.)

Gavin Kirkland: Can we hurry up to the important fighter?

Eve: Last week we saw Jack, he was verbally tearing into Jaime O’Hara. He put Jaime on notice!

Deadprez: Well tonight is a fresh start for both our competitors.

(Jack makes his way down to the ring and uses the stairs to walk up onto the apron. Looking out to the crowd he raises one hand and the fans respond with a small pop.)

Gavin Kirkland: See, no one cares about him.

Eve: No, it’s just because we still don’t have that many fans here.

Gavin Kirkland: We can agree to disagree.

Eve: Whatever.

Gavin Kirkland: But I’m still right.

(Jack stands in the middle of the ring as his music cuts out.)

Deadprez: Get ready to contain yourself, Gavin.

Gavin Kirkland: Oh, I’m going to contain myself alright.

(The sounds of a heartbeat filled the arena. Suddenly it flatlines as the chords of “Bad Medicine” by Bon Jovi fills the air.)

Gina Romano: And his opponent…being accompanied to the ring by Alexis Chambers…from Boca Raton, Florida…weighing in at one-hundred and twenty-five pounds…DOCTORRRRRR BETHANYYYYYYYYY BLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUEEEEEEEEE!

(The lights go out and a lone spotlight shines down onto the entranceway. Dr. Bethany Blue steps out of the back with Alexis Chambers by her side. She looks out to the crowd who are giving her an extremely mediocre pop. She rolls her eyes and looks back to Alexis, pointing to the crowd.)

Gavin Kirkland: See, they are already talking about coming down to say hi to me.

Deadprez: Maybe she’ll check your temperature when she gets down here…anally.

Gavin Kirkland: One can only hope.

(Dressed in her Doctor’s coat and her shiny wrestling gear, the two of them slowly walk down to the ring. Occasionally she stops and looks at the crowd through the plexiglass, giving them disgusted looks.)

Eve: Last week we saw Alexis Chambers earn the win with a little help from the Doctor. Will we see any assistance tonight?

(Both ladies walk up the steps, only for Alexis to take the lead and hold the rope open for Dr. Bethany to step through. As she enters the ring she looks at Jack Ripley with another look of disgust before turning to the ref, her music ending.)

BLUE (off mic): Shouldn’t you be wearing a mask?

(The ref ignores her and calls for the bell.)

(DING! DING! DING!)

Eve: The doctor quickly removes her coat and tosses it to Alexis, who is standing a few feet from our table.

Gavin Kirkland: Did I tell you guys that I am in love?

Eve: Jack and Bethany quickly lock up in the middle of the ring. The doctor with a quick advantage as she whips Jack into the corner. He bounces off the turnbuckles…turns around…HUGE splash by Dr. Blue, sending Jack into the corner and down onto his rear end.

Deadprez: Dr. Blue takes a few steps back and looks to be…inspecting Jack’s chest.

Eve: Probably looking for any bruising.

Deadprez: She turns to the ref and is talking to him…from a distance, covering her own mouth with her hand. Jack back to his feet…grabs the Doc…REVERSE DDT!

(Semi-loud pop by the crowd.)

Deadprez: Jack hooks the leg, going for the cover…

OONNNNNNNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

Gavin Kirkland: And Dr. Beth with the kickout! The Doc is quick to sit up and she is looking sexy…I mean, pissed.

Eve: Blue up to her feet before Jack is up. She runs to the closest ropes and bounces off of them as Jack is finally to his feet. She comes at him with a clothesline, but he ducks under it. Dr. Bethany stops dead, turns, swings a right at Jack, but he backs away to avoid it…she swings left and he ducks it again…but he grabs her from behind around the neck…NECKBREAKER!

Deadprez: The doc is on the ground, grabbing her neck.

Gavin Kirkland: I volunteer to give her a neck rub!

Deadprez: Jack is quickly back up and climbs to the top turnbuckle…he points to the crowd…MOONSAULT OFF THE TOP ROPE! BUT DR. BETHANY JUMPS UP AND HITS A DROPPING JACK RIPLEY WITH THE REMEDY!!! Still grabbing at her own neck…she slowly lays on top of him and hooks the leg.

OOOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNEEEE!

TWWWWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!

THHHHHHHHHHHRRRRRRRRRRRE-

Eve: Kickout by Jack. But while both competitors are sitting there catching their breath…Dr. Blue seems to be inspecting Jack’s neck from a slight distance. Jack starts to move a little more and Bethany backs away and uses the ropes to pull herself to her feet.

Alex (Off mic): Let’s go, Doc!

Gain Kirkland: I agree! Let’s-Go-Doc! Let’s-Go-Doc!

(The crowd does not follow the chant.)

Gain Kirkland: HEATHENS!!!

Deadprez: Dr. Bethany backs into a corner and is watching was Jack slowly and very wobbly gets to his feet. Alexis is up onto the apron and is whispering into her ear. Jack seems to be stretching out his neck while the ladies are still talking.

Eve: Why is she just standing there?

Gavin Kirkland: They are probably discussing strategy.

Deadprez: Jack turns, sees them talking. He charges…HUGE SPLASH INTO THE CORNER BUT DR. BETHANY MOVES AND ALEXIS CATCHES IT ON THE APRON. ALEXIS CHAMBERS GOES FLYING TO THE OUTSIDE, HITTING THE GROUND HARD!!!

Gavin Kirkland: NO!!!

Eve: Jack turns around…MISSILE DROPKICK TO JACK RIPLEY…IT SENDS HIM THROUGH THE ROPES TO THE OUTSIDE. The Doc is not taking her time…she climbs to the top turnbuckle…looking down at Jack. Jack uses the apron to pull himself up…Dr. Blue jumps…AND SHE LANDS ON HIS SHOULDERS…HURRICANRANA!!! AND JACK SLAMS INTO THE ANNOUNCERS TABLE!!!

Ref: ONE…

TWO

THREE

Deadprez: Bethany backs up and she rolls into the ring, breathing heavily.

Gavin Kirkland: It’s so hypnotic to see her breath that hard.

Eve: Stop it!

FOUR

FIVE

Deadprez: Jack is back up and is slowly walking to the apron!

SIX

Gavin Kirkland: ALEXIS GRABS HIM…JACK PUSHES HER AWAY…

SEVEN

EIGHT

Deadprez: YOU’LL FLOAT TOO! ONTO ALEXIS CHAMBERS AND SHE SLAMS HER HEAD INTO THE PLEXIGLASS! SHE IS DOWN! SHE IS DOWN!

NINE

Eve: And Jack quickly rolls back into the ring…almost getting counter out.

Gavin Kirkland: Dr. Blue looks horrified. She is at the ropes.

Dr. Bethany Blue (Off mic): Alexis? ALEXIS?

Deadprez: Jack is getting up to his feet and Dr. Blue turns around, an angry look on her face.

Eve: Well the medics are down here looking at Alexis and they already have a stretcher coming down for her.

Gavin Kirkland: Not my sweet girl!

Eve: Inside the ring Dr. Blue runs up to Jack, Jack swings but the Doc ducks…european uppercut and Jack is caught off guard. He stumbles back against the ropes. Dr. Blue grabs his arm and WHIPS him across the ring. He bounces off the ropes, comes flying back…HUGE FLYING CLOTHESLINE by Bethany!

Gavin Kirkland: And they are wheeling the injured Alexi Chambers up the ramp and into the back!

Deadprez: Ripley is flat on his back as Bethany climbs up to the second turnbuckle…AND COMES CRASHING DOWN KNEE FIRST INTO JACK’S CHEST!!! The Doc goes for the cover…

ONNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEE

TWWWWWWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Deadprez: Jack with the kickout! Dr. Bethany hesitates, inspecting the bruise on his chest, before getting back to her feet. She pulls Jack up to his feet…runs and bounces off the ropes…TJD! NO! JACK DUCKS UNDER IT!!! Dr. Beth turns around YOU’LL FLOAT TOO!!! NO! DR. BETHANY MOVES OUT OF THE WAY AND JACK RIPLEY JUST ROCKED THE REF!!! THE REF IS DOWN!!! THE REF IS DOWN!!!

Eve: Jack turns around…AND FINALLY DR. BLUE DOES CONNECT WITH THE TJD!!! THIS COULD BE IT!

Gavim Kirkland: Wait…who is that coming out…

Eve: IT’S JAKE SMITH!!! Dr. Blue doesn’t seem hit yet.

Gavin Kirkland: Oh…and Bronson Daniels just slid out from underneath the ring? What is he doing? He looks like he is going through the Doctor’s coat.

Deadprez: Jake is on the apron and Dr. Blue finally sees him. What does he have in his hand? Is that…is that twelve dollars? A ten and two ones?

Eve: Isn’t that the price of Bronson and Jake’s bet?

Deadprez: Dr. Blue looks pissed…she leaves the downed Jack Ripley on the mat and is just eyeing up Jake Smith.

Gavin Kirkland: Wait…Bronson slides into the ring…AND STABS A NEEDLE INTO DR. BLUE’S NECK!!! WHAT THE HELL IS HE DOING??? The Doc turns and looks at Bronson who is holding one of her syringes.

Eve: Meanwhile Jake Smith is waking up the ref.

Deadprez: AND HERE COMES ALEXIS CHAMBERS OUT OF THE BACK WITH A KENDO STICK!!! JAKE AND BRONSON GO RUNNING AS BETH’S PARTNER SHAKES OFF AN INJURY AND TRIES TO COME OUT TO SAVE HER PARTNER!!!

Gavin Kirkland: The ref is up and The Mile High Club has hightailed it out of sight!

Eve: I’m curious what was in that needle.

Deadprez: Jack Ripley appears to be slowly getting up as Dr. Blue turns and looks at him. She slowly walks over and lands a kick to the midsection. She grabs him to pick him up…but…it doesn’t seem she can. Jack pushes her off and wobbily stands to his feet.

Eve: The Doc is looking at her hands, shaking them like something is wrong.

Gavin Kirkland: Jack rushes forward…YOU’LL FLOAT TOO!!! NO! Dr. Blue ducks it…but stumbles and falls to her knees on the mat. Jack turns around and picks Dr. Blue up to her feet…but it doesn’t even look like she can stand…it’s almost as if he has to hold her up.

Deadprez:Jack tries to whip her…but The Doctor doesn’t even take a step. She just falls completely to the mat, face first.

Gavin Kirkland: BRONSON DRUGGED HER!!!

Eve: Jack sees the opportunity! He flips Dr. Blue onto her back…hooks the leg…

OONNNNNNNNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

Gavin Kirkland: NO! Not like this!!!

TWWWWWWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOO!!

Eve: I don’t think she is even SLIGHTLY moving.

THHHHHHHHHHHHHHRRRRRRRRRRREEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

Deadprez: Did she move?

(DING! DING! DING!)

Eve: Nope.

Gina Romano: And your winner….JACK RIIIIPPPPPPPPPPLLLLLLEEEEEEEEEYYYYYYYYYY!!!!

Gavin Kirkland: Alexis quickly rolls into the ring and is checking on Dr. Blue. The ref is calling for the paramedics. Bethany is breathing and her eyes are wide open…but it’s almost like she can’t move.

Deadprez: I am VERY curious about what needle Bronson used…and why Dr. Blue had it in the first place!

(Commercial break.)

( Showdown returns from the commercial break as the instrumental version of ‘2nd Sucks’ by A Day to Remember blasts through the speakers to an eruption of boos. Ronan Malosi arrogantly makes his presence known on the entranceway, smirking and posing on the stage before he makes his way down the aisle and into the squared circle. )

Gina Romano: INTRODUCING FIRST! From Cape Town, South Africa, weighing in at 280 pounds.. “MR MAIN EVENT”, ROOOOOONNNNANNNNN MAAALLLLLLOOOOOSSSII!!

Gavin Kirkland: Welcome ladies and gentlemen to the ultimate showdown between the balding men!

Deadprez: Gavin, you know if they find out you said that, either Ronan or Cage will come out and beat you up.

Gavin Kirkland: So, what! They can come over here and give me a big beating! I am due for a good beating anyways.. Being on abstinence is hard you know..

Eve: Anyways… Ronan Malosi is heading into this cage match with something huge on the line. If he loses this match, he will be banned from Showdown events, and since Malosi is on a fierce hunt for a contract, this would put a damper on his mission. This should be no easy feat for the self-proclaimed “Mr. Main Event” as he is stepping into a cage nonetheless with the uncensored, “Explicit Content” Cage.

( As Ronan Malosi adjusts himself to the caged environment, ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ by Nirvana hits to a mixed reaction. Cage explodes out of the guerilla curtains and steps onto the entranceway. He hypes himself up and the crowd before zealously and seriously striding down towards the caged ring. )

Gina Romano: AND HIS OPPONENT! From Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, weighing in at 230 pounds…. “EXPLICIT CONTENT’, CAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGE!!

Deadprez: You’re correct, Eve. Ronan Malosi is going to have his hands full tonight against this man. This is a huge opportunity for Ronan Malosi to prove himself. If he wants to raise his stock, then he should go for a clear victory over Cage compared to a simple escape. But, it’s going to be hard to put someone as strong and dangerous as Cage to sleep.

( DING! DING! DING! )

Deadprez: Our main event is officially underway as RONAN QUICKLY SPRINTS TO THE SIDE AND LEAPS ONTO THE TOP ROPE!! RONAN TRYING TO FINISH THIS CAGE MATCH FROM THE GATES, BUT CAGE QUICKLY GETS AHOLD OF HIS FEET, TAKES OUT HIS FOUNDATION AND MALOSI GOES FACE FIRST INTO THE ROPES! Malosi attempted to take the easy way out of this match, but Cage stops him and pummels him with punch after punch!

Eve: Huge haymakers to the face before Cage clutches his wrist and IRISH WHIPS HIM INTO THE OPPOSITE CORNER!! MALOSI BOUNCES OFF THE CORNER AND CAGE EXPLODES ONTO HIM WITH A LARIAT! WHAT A LARIAT AS CAGE NOW PICKS HIM UP AND SLAMS WITH DOWN WITH A SCOOP SLAM!! AND PROCEEDS TO REBOUND OFF THE ROPE, JUMP UP AND DRIVE HIS ELBOW INTO THE HEART ONTO RONAN MALOSI!!! QUICK COVER!!

ONE…

T-

Gavin Kirkland: Damn did Cage really think he was going to finish off Ronan Malosi with that? Guess the homeless school system failed him.

Deadprez: CAGE QUICKLY PICKS RONAN UP AFTER THE PIN ATTEMPT AND LAWN DARTS HIM INTO THE CAGE WALL!! RONAN GOES SPIRALLING DOWN THE WALL AS CAGE PULLS HIM BACK INTO THE RING BY HIS NOSE AND PICKS HIM UP FOR ANOTHER LAWN DART POSSIBLY!!

Eve: NO!! RONAN SLIPS OFF HIS SHOULDERS AND THRUSTS INTO THE ROPES!! Ronan reels backwards while Cage rebounds off the ropes! HE GOES FULL SPEED AHEAD INTO MALOSI!! BUT HE CONSUMES THE POINT OF RONAN’S ELBOWS!! MALOSI HAS HIM TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED AS HE TURNS AROUND AND BEGINS STEPPING UP THE ROPES!! CAGE SHOOTS FORWARD, BUT RONAN SAW IT COMING AS HE SMASHES THE SOLE OF HIS BOOT THROUGH HIS FACE!! CAGE IS DOWN COMPLETELY AS RONAN BEGINS TO CLIMB FASTER!!

Gavin Kirkland: Ronan Malosi is the more girthy and thicker opponent, which means someone of his size will have trouble climbing up the walls, but it seems like Ronan was prepared as he is halfway up the cage!

Deadprez: WAIT!! CAGE GETS BACK ONTO HIS FEET ONCE AGAIN!! HE PLACES HIS HEAD BETWEEN HIS LEGS AND HOLDS ONTO HIM!! LOOK AT THIS STRENGTH FROM CAGE AS MALOSI HAS NOW DETACHED HIS HANDS AND IS IN AN EXTREMELY PRECARIOUS!! CAGE HAS HIM ON HIS SHOULDERS AND CARRIES HIM INTO THE CENTER OF THE RING….. AND DROPS HIM WITH A SIT-OUT ELECTRIC CHAIR FACEBUSTER!!

Eve: “Explicit Content”, Cage grounds his opponent with a devastating facebuster as he now returns to his feet. Cage doesn’t even consider the option of escape because he wants to inflict as much damage as he can on Ronan Malosi! Ronan talked shit about him and he is going to pay for every word that spouted out of his mouth! CAGE PLACES A STOMP INTO THE MIDSECTION OF MALOSI!! AND DOES IT AGAIN!! AND AGAIN!! AND AGAIN!! AND AGAIN!! ANDA GAIN!!

Deadprez: Ronan Malosi is just getting battered as a ground punching bag before Cage pulls him up to his feet and kicks his midsection. HE TRAPS BOTH ARMS!! HE’S GOING FOR THE MERCY RULE!! NO!! MALOSI PICKS HIM UP, FLIPS HIM OVER AND PLOPS HIM DOWN ONTO THE CANVAS WITH A BACK BODY DROP!! CAGE RETREATS INTO THE CORNER AS MALSOI TURNS AROUND AND CHARGES INTO HIM!!

Gavin Kirkland: CAGE GETS HIS FOOT UP!! That stopped Malosi in his tracks and Cage now mantles himself on the top turnbuckle! AIR CAGE PERHAPS?? NO!! MALOSI CHARGES INTO TAKES OUT THE LEGS!! CAGE JUMPS OVER HIS SHOULDERS AND ROLLS INTO THE CANVAS!

Eve: RONAN GOES FOR A LARIAT BUT CAGE DUCKS IT!! CAGE COMES OFF THE ROPES AS RONAN PICKS HIM UP!! CAGE TILT-A-WHIRLS AROUND MALOSI’S BODY!! HE SPINS AROUND AND HOOKS BOTH ARMS!! WHAT THE!! TILT-A-WHIRL MOTION INTO THE MERCY RULE!! NO!! RONAN LIFTS HIM UP INTO THE AIR AND FLATTENS HIM CHEST-FIRST ONTO THE CANVAS!!

Deadprez: Ronan has evaded the Mercy Rule ddt two times so far as he now grabs his arm, pulls him in AND CLOCKS HIM WITH A PULL-IN KITCHEN SINK KNEE!! Cage goes down as Ronan stands in the middle of the ring to bask in the atmospheric environment! He soaks in the boos before he hoists him onto his shoulders, runs AND LAWN DARTS HIM FACE-FIRST INTO THE STEEL CAGE WALLS!! THAT’S GOTTA HURT AS RONAN IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWS IT UP WITH ANOTHER LAWN DART TOSS!!

Eve: BUT CAGE ESCAPES OUT OF THE HOLD AND ANKLE BLOCKS HIM!! RONAN COLLAPSES ONTO HIS KNEES AND THIS GIVES THE PERFECT OPPORTUNITY FOR CAGE TO ESCAPE!! BUT HE ELECTS NOT TO AS HE COMES OFF THE ROPES AND DASHES TOWARDS “THE HOT TAKE KING”!!

Gavin Kirkland: “THE HOT TAKE KING” HOISTS HIM UP INTO THE AIR!! AND CAGE GOES FACE FIRST INTO THE CAGE!! RONAN MALOSI WITH A POP-UP ALLEY OOP INTO THE CAGE WALL! CAGE SLIDES DOWN THE WALL AS MALOSI NOW STEPS UP ONTO THE ROPES!

Eve: I don’t think Ronan is trying to climb out. He is above Cage’s head right now and I don’t know what he’s thinking here! BUT CAGE SLIDES BETWEEN THE ROPES AND HACKS OFF RONAN’S LEGS! RONAN IS DANGLING FROM THE MIDDLE ROPE AS CAGE SNATCHES HIS HEAD AND PULLS HIM OUT!! WITH A ROPE-HUNG NECKBREAKER!! COVER!!

ONE….

TWO…

Deadprez: “THE HOT TAKE KING” GETS HIS SHOULDER UP AT TWO!! Cage quickly now pulls him up to his feet, hooks the arm and grabs the tights! HE ATTEMPTS TO LIFT HIM UP INTO A SUPLEX!! BUT RONAN BLOCKS IT AND HOISTS HIM UP INSTEAD!! AND CRUSHES HIM WITH A SUPLEX INTO A KNEE LIFT! CAGE IS IN LA LA LAND AS HE REELS INTO THE ROPES…

Gavin Kirkland: THE LUNATIC REBOUND LARIAT!!

Eve: JUST AS CAGE WAS ABOUT TO REBOUND OFF THE MIDDLE ROPE, RONAN GRABS HIS LEGS AND TRAPS HIM HANGING FROM THE BACK OF HIS NECK!! AND HAMMERS “EXPLICIT CONTENT” INTO THE GROUND WITH AN INVERTED ALABAMA SLAM!! MALOSI ROLLS HIM OVER AND GOES FOR THE SIDEPRESS COVER!!

ONE…..

TWO……

Deadprez: KICK-OUT! Ronan becomes frustrated as he gingerly gets up to his feet. He pulls Cage up and grabs his throat! He’s advancing for a chokeslam, BUT CAGE ESCAPES OUT OF IT AND STICKS A FOREARM SMASH RIGHT ONTO THE MUSTER!! MALOSI IS STAGGERED AS CAGE RUNS AND REBOUNDS OFF THE ROPES….

Gavin Kirkland: BUT “THE HOT TAKE KING” GRABS HIM AND SPINS HIM AROUND!! HOT TAKEEE HELLLFIREE!! WAIT NO!! AS RONAN WAS SPINNING AROUND FOR THE SPINNING BACK SLAM, CAGE SNATCHES HIS HEAD AND DRILLED HIM DOWN WITH A STUNNER!!

Eve: WHAT A UNIQUE COUNTER TO THE HOT TAKE HELLFIRE, BUT RONAN IS STILL ON HIS FEET!! CAGE TURNS AROUND TO THE SIGHT OF A CHARGING “HOT TAKE KING”!! CAGE SIDESTEPS OUT OF THE WAY AND MALOSI GOES NOSE DIVING INTO THE CAGE WALL!

Deadprez: Cage removes him from the ropes, connects with a trifecta of forearm smashes before LIFTING HIM UP!! HE HOISTS RONAN ONTO HIS SHOULDERS WITH A FIREMAN’S CARRY!! AND DROPS HIM RIGHT ONTO THE BACK OF HIS HEAD WITH AN USHIGOROSHI NECKBREAKER!! CAGE NOW QUICKLY HOPS ONTO THE TOP TURNBUCKLE!! AND DRIVES HIS ELBOW INTO THE CHEST OF MALSOI WITH AN ELBOW DROP!! COVER!

ONE….

TWO….

T-

Eve: RONAN KICKS OUT!! Cage now picks him up onto his shoulders! THE POWER AS HE NOW HAS HIM IN A CANADIAN ROCK!! POSSIBILITY TO SPIN HIM INTO THE CANADIAN RACK POWERBOMB!?!? NO!! RONAN ESCAPES, PUSHES HIM INTO THE ROPES AND SPLITS CAGE IN HALF WITH A SPEAR!! COVER!!

ONE…

TWO…

T-

Gavin Kirkland: KICK-OUT! Malosi takes a breather before grabbing his neck! PERHAPS ANOTHER CHOKESLAM!! MALOSI DRIVES HIS KNEE INTO THE MIDSECTION BEFORE PICKING HIM UP!! THE SPINE SPLLITTERR!!! NO!! CAGE COUNTERS WITH THE DIAMOND CUTTER IN MID-AIR!! A DIAMOND CUTTER AS CAGE QUICKLY PICKS HIM UP AND HOOKS BOTH ARMS!!

Eve: MERCY RULE!! NO!! MALOSI SPINS AROUND AND HEADBUTTS HIM!! HE GRABS HIS HAND AND PULLS HIM IN!! PULL-IN CLOTHESLINE!! NO!! CAGE DUCKS AND GOES AROUND HIS WAIST!! HE SPINS HIM AROUND FOR THE BITCHMAKER!! NO!! BUT MALOSI GRABS HIS HAND AS HE WAS GOING FOR THE RIPCORD SLAP!!

Deadprez: MALOSI TWISTS HIS HAND, FORCING HIM TO RELINQUISH THE OTHER WRIST LOCK AND GRABS AHOLD OF HIS NECK!! MALOSI HOISTS CAGE UP!! AND DRIVES HIM ACROSS HIS KNEE! THE SPINE SPLITTER CHOKESLAM BACKBREAKER CONNECTS AS RONAN GOES FOR A COVER!! BACKPRESS COVER!

ONE…

TWO…

T-

Eve: KICK-OUT!! Ronan can’t believe it as he now grabs him and throws him into the opposite corner. Malosi is now climbing up the ropes! He is trying to escape but CAGE COMES FROM OUT OF NOWHERE AND HOOKS HIS ARM!! AND DRIVES HIM OFF THE TOP ROPE WITH A SUPLEX!! HE THEN ROLLS BACK WITH THE SUPLEX STILL INTACT AND LIFTS MALOSSI UP AGAIN!!

Deadprez: MALOSI GETS OUT OF IT!! CAGE COMES OFF THE ROPES AS MALOSI GRABS HIM INTO A FIREMAN’S CARRY!! HE ROTATES AROUND FOR THE F-10!! BUT CAGE COUNTERS THE F-10 INTO A SMALL PACKAGE ROLL-UP!! THIS SHOULD BE IT!!

ONE….

TWO….

Gavin Kirkland: CAGE QUICKLY ROLLS OUT OF IT AND HOOKS HIS ARM!! AND HOISTS HIM INTO A DEADLIFT KNEECAP BRAINBUSTER!! WHAT COLOSSAL POWER ON DISPLAY FROM CAGE AS HE WAS ABLE TO DO COMPLETE THE HOOK, LINE, AND SINKER COMBINATION WITH BRUTE STRENGTH!! SHOULDERS ARE DOWN!!

ONE…

TWO….

T-

Eve: RONAN POPS HIS SHOULDER UP!! Cage has now perched himself onto the top turnbuckle! Cage has not gone for the escape once in this match! HE SOARS INTO THE AIR FOR ANOTHER ELBOW DROP…. BUT RONAN GRABS AHOLD OF HIS THROAT!! AND PULLS HIM OFF THE TURNBUCKLE AND CLOCKS HIM WITH A KNEE STRIKE!!! THE TOP ROPE CHOKEHOLD INTO A KNEE LIFT CONNECTS!! CAGE GOT FLATLINED AS RONAN NOW LOOKS FOR THE DEATH-RO!!!

Gavin Kirkland: BUT CAGE WITH A SLAP!! A DEVASTATING SLAP TO THE FACE!! RONAN IS ANGRY NOW AS HE PULLS HIM IN AGAIN FOR THE DEATH-RO!! BUT CAGE REPEATEDLY SLAPS HIM!! SLAP AFTER SLAP AFTER SLAP!! RONAN LETS GO OF THE WRIST HOLD AS CAGE NOW UNLOADS DEVASTATING BACKHANDS TO THE FACE!!

Deadprez: RONAN IS JUST ABSORBING TO THE BLOWS!! CAGE GOES FOR THE DISCUS LARIAT!! BUT RONAN GRABS HIM!! DEATH-ROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! NO! CAGE USES RONAN’S GIVEN MOMENTUM TO FLIP OVER AND CONNECT WITH MERCY RULE!! THE DOUBLE UNDERHOOK DDT CONNECTS AS CAGE GOES FOR THE COVER!!

ONE…

TWO….

TH-

Eve: KICK-OUT!! RONAN KICKS OUT AT THE LAST SECOND AS CAGE CAN’T BELIEVE IT!! CAGE NOW IS CLIMBING TO THE TOP OF THE CAGE!! RONAN IS KNOCKED OUT AS CAGE IS EITHER LOOKING TO LAND A DEATH-DEFYING AERIAL ASSAULT OFF THE TOP OF THE CAGE OR IS TRYING TO ESCAPE!!

Deadprez: BUT LOOK!! RONAN IS TUGGING ON HIS LEG BUT HE DOESN’T HAVE THE STRENGTH TO SUCCESSFULLY REMOVE HIM FROM THE CAGE WALLS! RONAN BEGINS TO CLIMB THE ROPES AS CAGE IS ON THE VERGE OF ESCAPING!! THESE TWO ARE ON A SLOW AND STEADY RACE TO GET OUT OF THE CAGE BUT RONAN FINALLY GETS AHOLD OF CAGE!

Gavin Kirkland: BOTH COMPETITORS ARE EXCHANGING STRIKES AGAINST EACH OTHER ACROSS THE CAGE CORNER!! THEY ARE ADJACENT FROM EACH OTHER ON TOP AS THEY CONTINUE TO TRADE STRIKES!! THEY ARE IN A VERY, PRECARIOUS POSITION AND IF EITHER ONE OF THEM LOSE THEIR FOOTING, THEIR CAREER COULD BYE-BYE IN A HEARTBEAT!!

Eve: CAGE KICKS THE MIDSECTION AND HOOKS BOTH ARMS!! NO! NO! NO!! HE CAN’T BE LOOKING FOR THE MERCY RULE DDT OFF THE CAGE!! BUT RONAN MALOSI MANAGES TO BLOCK THE “EXPLICIT CONTENT” ATTEMPT OF MERCY RULE!! BOTH OF THESE INDIVIDUALS GAMBLING WITH THEIR FUTURE AS RONAN NOW HOOKS THE TIGHTS!!

Deadprez: HERE IT IS!! SUUUUUUUUUUUUUUPERRRPLEXX OFF THE TOP OF THE CAGE!! RONAN MALOSI DRIVING CAGE OFF THE TOP OF THE CAGE INTO THE CENTER OF THE SQUARED CIRCLE WITH A SUPERPLEX!! A SUPER-SUPERPLEX AS RONAN MALOSI CRAWS OVER FOR THE COVER!!

ONEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!

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

THREEEEEEEEEEEEEE

Gavin Kirkland: WHAAAAT!?!?! CAGE MUSTERS THE ENERGY TO GET HIS SHOULDER UP AT THE LAST POSSIBLE SECOND!! RONAN MALOSI IS TOO BEAT AND BATTERED UP TO PROCESS THIS B.S!! RONAN GINGERLY GETS UP TO HIS FEET AND SIGNALS FOR THE END HERE!! COULD IT BE?!!

Eve: If Ronan Malosi loses this match, his chances of getting a Showdown contract will be reduced to impossible! AND HE KNOWS HOW IMPORTANT OF A LOSS THAT WOULD BE IT!! Ronan has put up a great fight against the highly-versed Cage! He has proven that he should’ve been drafted and he is on the verge of setting that fact into the stone!! RONAN GOES FOR THE DEATH-RO ONCE AGAIN!!

Deadprez: BUT CAGE GOES AROUND HIS WAIST!! AND SPINS HIM AROUND!!! MURDER!!! DEATH!!! KILL!!! THE RIPCORD CLOTHESLINE TURNS RONAN MALOSI INSIDE OUT AS CAGE GOES FOR THE COVER!! COUNT IT, REF!!

ONEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

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

THREEEEEEEEEEEEEE-

Eve: RONAN POPS HIS SHOULDER UP!! CAGE IS APOPLECTIC!! CAGE IS ASKING THE REFEREE IF IT WAS TWO OR NOT AND HE JUST CAN’T BELIEVE IT!! CAGE NOW QUICKLY HOOKS BOTH ARMS!! THIS COULD BE IT!! HE GOES FOR THE ELEVATED MERCY RULE DOUBLE UNDERHOOK DDT!

Deadprez: BUT RONAN PUSHES HIM AWAY!! AND DECKS HIM WITH THE SLEEPING PILL!! THE RUNNING BIG BOOT TAKES OUT CAGE AS RONAN PULLED THAT OUT OF NOWHERE!! BUT LOOK!! CAGE REBOUNDS OFF THE MIDDLE ROPE!! AND TAKES OUT RONAN IN RESPONSE WITH THE LUNATIC LARIAT!! BOTH MEN ARE DOWN!!

Gavin Kirkland: “The Hot Take King” and “The Edgecrusher” are down-and out as the crowd are applauding both men for their efforts! This has been a cool match thus far, but the fact that these two have kept fighting each other in the ring instead of going for the escape shows how much heart, soul, determination these two have!

Eve: Both individuals are using each other to help each other up! Ronan Malosi and Cage both exhausted from what they’ve put into this cage match as THEY NOW EXCHANGE STRIKES! FOREARM SMASH FROM RONAN!! A HAYMAKER PUNCH FROM CAGE!! FOREARM FROM CAGE!! FOREARM FROM RONAN!! BACK AND FORTH THEY GO!!

Deadprez: RONAN WITH A LOW BLOW!! RONAN WITH A KICK THAT WENT BELOW THE BELT AS CAGE GOES DOWN LIKE A ROCK! RONAN WITH A SMILE IN HIS FACE AS THE CROWD RAINS DOWN ON HIM HARD WITH BOOS!! MALOSI NOW GETS BACK UP TO HIS FEET AND CAGE HAS NOT MOVED AN INCH!!

Gavin Kirkland: Ronan got him right in the hairy balls! He now begins to climb the ropes as the referee is checking on him! RONAN IS ON THE VERGE OF WINNING THIS CAGE MATCH!! IMAGINE HOW HIGH HIS STOCK WOULD RISE IF HE GOT A VICTORY OVER SHOWDOWN’S RESIDENT HOMELESS MAN!

Eve: WHAT THE!?!? RYAN WILSON IS OUT HERE!! AND HE PEPPER SPRAYS RONAN MALOSI!! “THE HOT TAKE KING” JUST TOOK A DOSE OF PEPPER SPRAY CHEMICALS IN THE EYES FROM OUR SHOWDOWN GENERAL MANAGER AS HE SCREAMS IN AGONY!! RYAN WILSON CAME OUT OF NOWHERE!! WHY THE HELL IS HE DOWN HERE AND WHY THE HELL DID HE DO THAT??

Deadprez: That’s what you get I suppose! Ryan Wilson’s commemorative party was spoiled due to the recklessness of Ronan Malosi, and he is paying the price of that. If the stipulation of being banned from Showdown wasn’t enough!

Eve: Wilson with a serious smirk on his face as he makes his way back up the ramp. CAGE GETS AHOLD OF THE BLINDED MALOSI!! HE HOOKS BOTH ARMS FOR THE DOUBLE UNDERHOOK!! HOISTS HIM UP INTO THE AIR!! AND SPIKES HIM THE MERCY RULE!! THE ELEVATED DOUBLE UNDERHOOK DDT ONTO MALOSI AND THAT IS BALL GAME!

ONNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN!!

TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!

THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE-

( DING! DING! DING! )

Gina Romano: HERE IS YOUR WINNER… CAAAAAGGEEE!!

Gavin Kirkland: So, Cage is the superior balding elitist. But, what I want to know is why that gingerbread man was out here and sprayed something in his face. What was it? Water? Milk? Alcohol? Semen, perhaps?

Eve: It was most likely pepper spray. Ryan Wilson has obviously taken alot of offence from going face first into the cake, and even though he put Malosi’s eligibility to ever be apart of the Showdown roster on the line tonight, he still had to cost him the match. Everyone hates Malosi, but you’ve got to give a hand to him. Malosi put on an impressive performance against the explicit Cage.

Deadprez: With Cage now walking out of tonight as apart of the winner’s circle, Ronan Malosi is now banned from Showdown!

( Cage has gingerly made his way to the top of the cage, where it holds onto the cables holding up the cage and celebrates. Wilson stands at the top with a smile on his face whereas Ronan Malosi is still trying to get the pepper spray out of his eyes. Security personnel walk past Wilson and make their way into the cage. )

Deadprez: AND LOOK! Security personnel are carrying the damaged Ronan Malosi out of the ring! Malosi doesn’t even know what’s happening as they just carry him up the ramp and out of here! Ryan Wilson clearly wants to get rid of Ronan Malosi and that is understandable as he did ruin his party, but this shit might be too far… Too far…

Eve: Ryan Wilson just cost Ronan Malosi a chance to be part of Showdown. This is too far, Deadprez.

Gavin Kirkland: For Ronan Malosi, it’s a bummed way to end this edition of Showdown, but join us next week as we get closer to our road to Midsummer Massacre!

(EAW logo buzzes.)

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Voltage 7/19/20