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Showdown 7/23/22

(EAW Intro plays…)

(RECAP– The show opened up to Hurricane Hawk  and Heidi Huxley expressing their low tolerance for a chaotic locker room. In addition, three Midsummer Massacre matches were signed; Jack Ripley vs. Kassidy Heart, Impact vs. Chris Elite, and Xander Payne vs. Jake Smith vs. Adam Lucas. The opening match sees Abel Atami picking up a victory over Lucas Johnson assisted by Antonne. Huxley announced at the Madrid, Spain edition of Showdown after the Midsummer Massacre, there will be a Unique Opportunity Ladder Match. The likes of Xerxes Godfrey, Alex Blade, Lila Vandran, Mary S. Atlas, Lucas Johnson, Komatsu Ogawa, Harley Lewis, and Lexi throw their hats into the ring. Xerxes Godfrey defeats Alex Blade to qualify for the ladder match. Backstage tensions begin to rise as Lexi causes trouble with Jake Smith and Holly Arrow. The reigning EAW New Breed Champion, Alex Myers defeats Komatsu Ogawa in a valiant effort. Abel Atami comes out with an intent to attack Myers, but Antonne would hold him back. Veena Adams talks with Kyra Phillips about how exhausted she is of taking the backseat to the elitists of this company. She sets her sights on gold, only to get interrupted by Esmeralda de la Rosa. Adams slaps her, showing that no one ever interrupts her without consequence. EAW Universal Women’s Champion Harper Lee and EAW National Elite Champion Donovan collide in a Champion’s Showcase. Jon Kelton distracted Donovan, leaving Harper Lee to get the victory. Andrea Valentine would then come from out of nowhere and lay Harper Lee out, while Jon Kelton plays mind games with Duke as we ramp up to their championship match. Ryan Wilson talks with Showdown management, learning that Heidi Huxley sees a bright future in him as the perfect Disney villain. Jack Ripley lounges at ringside to watch Kassidy Heart submit Holly Arrow. In the main event, The Haircare Kings join forces against Xander Payne and Impact with Adam Lucas on commentary. Jake Smith would eventually confront and shove him at ringside. Impact picks up the victory for his team, but violence would soon unfold as Chris Elite would takedown Impact and Adam Lucas would get involved in the exchange. The final shot of the recap is “LET THEM FIGHT” chants ringing to referees holding all five men apart. ) 

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

Deadprez: We are live in the flesh here are the sold-out, packed SND Arena in Asuncion, Paraguay! Ladies and gentlemen, this is SATURDAY. NIGHT. SHOWDOWN! Thank you for joining us for the evening tonight as we are one week away from the first supershow under the Disney banner, Midsummer Massacre. We intend on leaving everyone satisfied and ready for the action that will unfold in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil!

Eve: Tonight! We will establish two more competitors for the Unique Opportunity Ladder Match two weeks from now in Madrid! Xerxes Godfrey defeated Alex Blade last night to get into this match. Now, we will see Mary S. Atlas goes up against Komatsu Ogawa, and Lila Vandras goes up against Harley Lewis for the opportunity to be in such an exciting match! 

Gavin Kirkland: I am so, so, so, so, so, so, sooo excited for tonight! Donovan Duke and Xerxes Godfrey face Jon Kelton, banned from ringside! Roberto De La Rosa looks to avenge his wife getting slapped into the fifth dimension against Veena Adams! Kassidy Heart will be at ringside to oversee Ryan Wilson vs. Jack Ripley! Jolly will join forces tonight against Adam Lexus and Lexi, to where Jabba the Hutt will join us at the commentary booth!

Deadprez: This will be a Showdown episode with enough wrestling to go around! Let’s get this show started!

(Suddenly the arena goes dark as the fans stand up and cheer. The music begins to play, it is the Disney Main Street Electrical Parade Soundtrack as the roar of the crowd is Thunderous. The Entrance Stage is lit up as a bunch of neon Toy Soldiers walk out  lining up the rampway….. then Mickey Mouse walks out as the crowd starts to chant…. )

Crowd: MICKEY!!!! MICKEY!!!! MICKEY!!!! MICKEY!!!!! MICKEY!!!!!

Gina Romano: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN LET’S GIVE A HUGE EAW SHOWDOWN WELCOME TO OUR GUEST OF HONOR. ….. MICKEY MOUSE!!!!

(Mickey Mouse comes out and waves to the crowd, he starts hugging the younger audience members as Gavin Kirkland is up to his feet jumping up and down….)

Gavin Kirkland: MICKEY!!!! I’M OVER HERE!!!! IT’S MICKEY MOUSE, EVE AND PREZ! HE IS HERE!

Deadprez: I have never seen you this excited for something like this and yes Mickey Mouse is here!

Eve: What an amazing way to start Showdown this week and we have Mickey Mouse here ready to get the action going!

(Mickey Mouse is high fiving fans and such as the crowd continues to cheer when the music switches to “The Lazy Song” by Bruno Mars blasts throughout the arena as the crowd cheers even louder when Mary S. Atlas walks out, she interacts with the fans and then hugs Mickey Mouse.)

Gina Romano: THE FOLLOWING IS THE OPENING CONTEST OF SHOWDOWN AND IT IS SCHEDULED FOR ONE FALL!

Crowd: ONE FALL!!!!

Gina Romano: INTRODUCING FIRST…. ACCOMPANIED TO THE RING BY MICKEY MOUSE! FROM ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI! WEIGHING IN AT 115 POUNDS! THE MOST WANTED….. MARY S. ATLAS!!!!

(The crowd roars once again as both Mary and Mickey walk towards the ring. Once at the bottom of the ramp, Mickey and Mary high five each other with Mary then leaping onto the apron while Mickey begins to walk around the ring and continuing to high five and hug fans in the front row. The child-like squeals from Gavin Kirkland can be heard from commentary…)

Gavin: OH MY GAWD, HE’S COMING OVER HERE!! MICKEY, MICKEY COME HERE!!!

(Inside the ring, Mary walks over to a corner and climbs before posing for the crowd as about as excitedly as Gavin is when Mickey Mouse approaches the commentary desk and the two share a big hug.)

Gavin Kirkland: I changed my mind. THIS is the BEST. DAY. EVER!!!!

Eve: Well it certainly feels like it is going to be one of those nights for sure. 

Deadprez: It’s great having Mickey out here man, but the focus isn’t on the mouse it’s on that woman in the ring and the man she will be facing in a few moments…

(Mary steps down from the corner and waves to some fans and back again to Mickey when her attention is drawn from him to the stage when “Get Going” by Muddy Apes hits over the P.A System and Gina Romano continues with her introductions as the crowd begins to boo.)

Gina Romano: AND HER OPPONENT… HE HAILS FROM TOKYO, JAPAN AND WEIGHED IN TONIGHT AT 258 POUNDS… BEING ACCOMPANIED TO THE RING BY YOSHIAKI TANAKA… HE IS THE DRUNKEN HEEL KING… KOMATSU OGAWA!!!!

(Once the opening of the song finishes the curtains part way and Yoshiaki Tanaka confidently walks out in his three piece suit and fedora first with a bottle of Suntory whiskey in hand. He quickly turns around and points the top of the bottle to behind him where the Drunken Heel King himself walks out onto the stage before both men look down at the ring.)

Deadprez: There he is, Komatsu Ogawa, one hell of an imposing figure if there ever was one and just have to wonder what is going through the mind of Mary S. Atlas right now…

Eve: It has to be what I am going to have to do to get that win tonight. Ogawa is twice her weight and then some which isn’t going to bode well for her. She will need to utilise her quickness without question but if anyone can do it, I believe it is her.

Gavin Kirkland: I agree she will need some magic to get the win over him tonight, but she has Mickey in her corner, the power of Disney damn it and dreams do come true, look at me I got to hug Mickey Mouse… Last time I did that I was just a snot nosed kid!!!

Deadprez: Dreams, magic don’t mean jack. Sure she has Mickey Mouse in her corner, she has the fans in her corner. But Ogawa has Tanaka with him and he could prove instrumental tonight. 

(Both Ogawa and Tanaka begin to walk down towards the ring, their eyes both fixated on the woman standing in the middle waiting for them, Mary S. Atlas. Tanaka takes the lead before walking around the ring, Ogawa stops at the bottom of the ramp where his attention is taken away from Mary and diverted towards Mickey Mouse for a moment.)

Gavin Kirkland: Don’t you even think about it! You leave Mickey alone!!!

Eve: I don’t think he heard you, why don’t you go over there and tell him to his face.

Gavin Kirkland: I said what I needed to say, i’m fine here thanks, Eve…

(The sound of Eve giggling is heard but the focus is back on Ogawa as he pulls himself up onto the apron before entering through the ropes. Mary backs up to a corner and looks laser focused while the Drunken Heel King walks over to his corner and paces back and forth while maintaining eye Contact with Mary…)

Gavin Kirkland: With the way he’s looking at her you don’t think someone has taken out a hit on Mary do you?

Deadprez: I don’t think this match would be happening right now if that were the case. Either way both look ready to get this show on the road as it were. 

DING! DING! DING!!

Eve: The referee calls for the bell and away we go! Mary and Ogawa step out of their corners respectively and begin to circle slowly. Ogawa not taking his eyes of Mary who turns briefly to get the crowd behind her. Mickey at ringside is doing his part as a chant start to form for her. 

Crowd: MARY! MARY! MARY!!

Deadprez: Mary got what she wanted from the fans, but the Drunken Heel King doesn’t like it one bit and charges at Mary in the corner. But she sees it coming and rolls out of the way quickly, causing Ogawa to catch the top turnbuckle only. It doesn’t faze him however as he charges back out for a running lariat next but Mary S. Atlas ducks that too and runs at the ropes.

Gavin Kirkland: Mary hits the cable and comes back to Ogawa who now attempts a big boot to the face but she slides through his legs, using that speed to get back up quickly and lunges to the back of Ogawa’s knee taking him by surprise.

(The crowd oohs a little.)

Eve: Ogawa feels that and clutches at his knee, Mary hits the ropes once again and now drops kicks at that same spot, this time Ogawa drops to a knee in pain. Mary is really throwing it at the drunken heel king right now and lookin good doing it!

Gavin Kirkland: She really is and she doesn’t look like she is done yet either. Mary clubs at the back of Ogawa’s head a few times before connecting with a Discus elbow and then running past him and hitting the ropes once again, using that speed of hers and launches herself at Ogawa and hits with a knee to the face.

Crowd: OOOOOOOH!!

Eve: The impact from that knee was heard all around the arena, but Ogawa hasn’t gone down. Mary runs the ropes again and launches ANOTHER knee at him and connects, rocking him some more. A step up enziguri takes Ogawa down to the canvas and Mary covers. 

Gavin Kirkland: Outside the ring Mickey is cheering her on while Tananka has removed his hat and thrown it on the ground in shock while shouting in Japanese at Ogawa…

(The official drops the canvas to count the pin cover, but he doesn’t even get to slap the canvas as The Drunken Heel King pushes Mary off him with such force she flies towards the ropes and falls to the outside at the feet of Mickey Mouse who holds his head in shock.)

Deadprez: WOW Not even a damn one count, and there is the power we were talking about earlier. Ogawa tossed Mary off like a rag doll, she couldn’t even get a one count from the official after that combination of moves. 

Eve: No she didn’t but that doesn’t mean she can’t, she got him down and you were wondering whether she could stand up to him. Proof is there, she can!

(Inside the ring Ogawa has now sat up and shakes the cobwebs out while Tanaka hits the canvas continuously. Outside the ring Mary is being helped to her feet by Mickey Mouse.)

Gavin Kirkland: The Drunken Heel King is back on his feet and looking for Mary, he isn’t happy and quickly rolls out of the ring and begins to walk around making a beeline for Atlas. Mary sees this as Ogawa runs at her but she quickly rolls back into the ring!

Eve: Ogawa looks to enter the ring, but a tap on his shoulder from Mickey grabs his attention. 

(Komatsu turns around and glares at the mouse who extends his arms looking to give him a true Disney Hug. Inside the ring Mary watches confused as well while Tanaka slides in looking to take advantage of the distraction and attack Mary from behind but the crowd warns her.)

Gavin Kirkland: It’s all happening, the referee is distracted with this scene between Mickey Mouse and Komatasu Ogawa, he hasn’t seen Tanaka enter and now tries to attack Mary from behind but this crowd got behind her and she threw him back out of the ring… 

Eve: Meanwhile the mouse still wants a hug and is Ogawa smiling?

(Ogawa grins and extends his arms as if to look for a hug with the mouse, as he approaches he grabs hold of Mickey and delivers a stiff forearm shot to the giant head knocking him down onto his ass. Komatsu stands over him ready to deliver another blow but Mary S. Atlas has hit the ropes, the roar from the crowd grabs his attention and he turns around into Mary who dives through the ropes and grabs hold of him and delivers a stunning tornado DDT into the one inch matting on the outside.)

Deadprez: HOLY HELL WHAT A DDT FROM MARY S. ATLAS!!

Eve: Come on Mary get him into the ring!!!

Gavin Kirkland: She hears you, and is trying but he is like deadweight but Mickey is helping her! Mickey Mouse is helping her get him into the ring!!! Komatsu is in the ring now and Mary is rolling away from the ropes and covers!

ONE!!!!

TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOO- 

Deadprez: NO! KICK OUT FROM THE DRUNKEN HEEL KING!! WOW SHE ALMOST GOT THE TWO! Mary sits up and looks at the official while Ogawa rolls away towards the ropes.

(As Ogawa does he notices Tanaka sitting against the barricade, wincing from what Mary did earlier. He may well be playing it up a little more for reasons.) 

Gavin Kirkland: Mary starts to get to her feet but hasn’t noticed Komatsu is back on his feet thanks to the ropes. But he noticed Tanaka on the ground outside over selling what Mary did moments ago. Which is smart for sure.

Eve: Mary stands up right but it’s too late for her as Ogawa runs at her and connects with a vicious running lariat which connects this time turning Mary inside out for a three-sixty spin before hitting the canvas.

Crowd: OOOOOOOOOH!

Deadprez: Ogawa pulls Mary to her feet and drops her to the canvas once again this time with a vicious European uppercut. She is wincing in pain right now, those powerful shots leaving their mark on her for sure!

(Mary is wincing and starts to try and crawl away from Ogawa who lifts her up by her top and trunks and carries her towards the rope before throwing her down onto the bottom rope throat first.)

Deadprez: Oh c’mon man there is no need for that! The drunken heel king is choking Mary out with that bottom rope as he holds onto the middle and has his boot on the back of her neck! 

Gavin Kirkland: The official isn’t having any of it though he is demanding he stops but Ogawa isn’t listening. However the referee now begins the five count.

ONE!

TWO!!

THREE!!!

FOUR!!!!

Eve: Ogawa releases the hold and walks away before for five count but that isn’t stopping because he heads back and does it all again only he drops a knee across the back of Mary instead. The official wasted no time counting again…

ONE!

TWO!!

THREE!!!

FOUR!!!!

Gavin Kirkland: Tanaka tells Ogawa to get off just in time before the five count, say what you will but he does NOT want to lose this to DQ when there is such an unique opportunity on the line and the referee is reprimanding him BIGTIME!!!

(The referee, just like Gavin said, is shouting at The Drunken Heel King and warns him that if he pulls something like that again, he WILL DISQUALIFY HIM. That causes the crowd to war, but shifts to boos as Tanaka approaches a coughing Mary Atlas who continues to lay on the bottom rope and goads her.)

Yoshiaka Tanaka: GIVE UP MARY! GIVE UP!!! 

Gavin Kirkland: Tanaka grabbing the face of Mary Atlas as shouts at her, she is a little worse for wear after those illegal holds on the ropes. But MICKEY!!! OH MY GOD MICKEY SHOULDER BLOCKS TANAKA AWAY FROM MARY!!!

Deadprez: Damn that was worthy of college football there, Tanaka went flying!! But Ogawa has seen red after that and rushes over and grabs hold of Mary Atlas and deadlifts her up and throws her over with a release german all in one fail swoop. 

(Mickey Mouse quickly moves to the aisle in case Ogawa chases him which he doesnt’ fortunately, but unfortunately for Mary his focus is her…)

Eve: Mary is in a lot of trouble her, The drunken heel king has his arms locked around ehr waist and he begins to hit the rolling german combo he is known for. One after the other each hitting hard than the last and finally he covers her, that has to be it…

ONE!!!

TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

THREEEEEEEEE-

Deadprez: NO!!!! KOTMASU OGAWA PULLS MARY UP!!! He shakes his head and points at Mickey Mouse.

Kotmasu Ogawa: THIS IS ON YOU!!!

(The crowd begins to boo loudly as Tanaka gets back to his feet and laughs at Mickey Mouse who stands in the aisle scared for MAry’s well-being now… Inside the ring Mary is being dragged up to her feet.)

Eve: Kotmasu isn’t letting Mary get away with what Mickey has done to Tanaka-san. He has her in a gutwrench now and lifts her up and slams into double knees!

Gavin Kirkland: The crowd is booing loudly and rightfully so, Mary was the woman they wanted to see win tonight but because of Mickey’s actions which I hate to say, they may have cost her!

Deadprez: May have, she’s dead to the world right now, look at her! Ogawa drops to his knees and presses down on Mary’s chest as he pins her.

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNNNNNNNE!!!!

TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE–

Eve: NO!!!! MARY KICKED OUT, HOW!? HOW DID SHE KICK OUT SHE LOOKED LIKE SHE WAS DEAD!!!

Gavin Kirkland: IT’S THE MAGIC OF DISNEY, EVE!! THERE IS A GLIMMER OF HOPE STILL IN THERE. The heart of Mary Atlas is still beating, still pushing her and keeping her in this match!!

(Mickey Mouse leaps up into the air excitedly and rushes back down to ringside and begins to slap the canvas hard in trying to get Mary back into this match. Ogawa shakes his head and grabs hold of her head before driving a stiff elbow into her temple. He pulls her up to her feet which are spaghetti legged at this point and runs the ropes looking to hit a Yakuza kick but in a last gasp attempt Mary Atlas spins with her momentum and leaps back attempting a Pele Kick!)

Deadprez: PELE KICK FROM MARY ATLAS OUT OF NOWHERE!!! 

(The crowd roars only to change it up to…)

Crowd: OOOOOOH!!

Eve: NO!! ATLAS TRIED IT BUT THE DRUNKEN HEEL KING CAUGHT HER IN MID AIR. SHE IS TRYING TO FIGHT THE HOLD BUT TO NO AVAIL, PILEDRIVER INTO THE MIDDLE OF THE RING BY THE DRUNKEN HEEL KING!!

Gavin Kirkland: HE FOLDED HER UP LIKE AN ACCORDION RIGHT THERE WITH THAT PILEDRIVER AND NOW THE COVER.

ONE!!!!

TWOOOOOOOOO!!!!

THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!

DING DING DING!!!

(The bell sounds and Get Going by the Muddy Apes hit’s over the P.a System as Yoshiaki leaps in the air excited and rolls into the ring with the bottle of Suntory Whiskey which he hands to Komatsu Ogawa as he stands to his feet.)

Gina Romano: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, THE WINNER OF THIS MATCH AND QUALIFIES FOR THE UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY MATCH…. THE DRUNKEN HEEL KING, KOMATSU OGAWA!!!

(The crowd booo’s loudly as Tanaka raises Ogawa’s arm in the middle of the ring, the Drunken Heel King opens the bottle and takes a large drink in celebration as he stands over Mary Atlas. While Mickey Mouse stands outside the ring holding his head with concern.)

Deadprez: Wow, what a match that was to kick tonight right there. Mary showed resilience near the end but Ogawa had her number with that piledriver. Gawd darn.

(Mary is seen rolling out of the ring as Mickey helps her out, he then raises her hand as the crowd begin to cheer, Mickey points at Mary and nods before the two hug as the camera fades to the back.)

(Transitioning backstage, we join cameras outside of Hurricane Hawk and Heidi Huxley’s office. In a similar vein to last week, the man who saunters into the frame is none other than Ryan Wilson! He’s whistling a tune and seems to be in good spirits, in spite of what occurred seven nights ago in Uruguay. He barged into their offices then, under the guise he’d be co-General Manager alongside Hawk and Huxley! But, his dreams were shot down and, aside from one comment from Heidi that seemed to leave a positive mark, Ryan Wilson left feeling disappointed and embarrassed. Perhaps second time’s the charm, as without knocking, Wilson saunters into the office again like he owns the joint. )

Ryan Wilson: I am here! Yes, yes and I have come up with a plan of action.

Heidi Huxley: What the— You have got to stop doing that!

Ryan Wilson: Ah, but it’s what defines me from the rest, isn’t it? I go against the grain, I take every moment and make a spectacle of it. Not every croissant gets to be eaten, Ms. Huxley. Is there no Mr. Hawk this week? Is he hiding behind the curtain?

Heidi Huxley: You’re.. Whatever. No, no. He’s attending to something else, but he’ll be back soon for tonight’s contract signing. I was just watching from back here. What did you want, Ryan?

( This was in fact true, there was no Hurricane Hawk present at the moment. It was just Heidi Huxley situated on a black, leather couch. The latest match that’d just taken place was on the monitor before her.. That was until Ryan Wilson barged over and turned it off! Heidi’s frustration is growing and she looks a little peeved at Ryan’s actions. In the monitor’s place, Ryan pulls a laptop out of his bag, placing it carefully on the table before the two of them. )

Ryan Wilson: I know last week wasn’t a good advancement of our relationship. I came here under false pretenses, and Hurricane Hawk shot them down. But it’s not him I wanted to speak with this week, actually, it’s you. You said something that left an impression and if you have the time I’d like to share with you some research I’ve been conducting.

Heidi Huxley: Ryan, Ryan. I appreciate the.. Enthusiasm. But I’m a very busy woman, matter of fact, aren’t you a busy man? You have a match tonight, don’t you? I’m sure you should be warming up or doing some research on Jack Ripley.

Ryan Wilson: I am not worried about that right now, I am worried about you. See, last week you said that I’d make a good Disney villain. But I don’t want to be good, I want to be great! I want to be the best Disney villain and impress you, impress Bob Chapek, impress every single individual working on this project, and make this company a cornerstone of Disney’s infamous, spell-binding production line!

Heidi Huxley, with a sigh: Go on..

( Ryan Wilson, after his laptop has booted up, opens a PowerPoint presentation. He has a giddy expression defining his face, a large smile on his lips, it’s clear he’s excited and motivated to show Heidi Huxley all of the research he has conducted! Heidi looks around, taking a hold of a bottle of coconut water, shaking head side-to-side. She can’t quite believe what is being pitched to her but she’s going to go along for the ride, what does she have to lose? Ryan is now ready to begin as he adjusts his clothing, even pulling a microphone from thin air and coughing into it far more times than is necessary. )

Ryan Wilson: I think I know now what makes a great Disney Villain!

( Ryan turns and clicks, as we go to the next page of the presentation. )

Ryan Wilson: The first point I’ll be discussing is an obvious one, many Disney villains crave vengeance or want power, it’s their main motivation! Think of Scar for example. He was the outcast of his family, left in the dark while Mufasa ruled over Pride Rock. But he wanted to rule and he wasn’t afraid to kill his brother if it meant achieving that power. It’s so comparable to wrestling, ruling with an iron fist. I want power, I want championships to carve out my own legacy and I’m not afraid to get nitty-gritty, my hands dirty, if it means winning championships and gaining power in the process. Just like Scar, I want power, I’ve also been left in the dark while this promotion parades around names like Myles, TLA and now, Impact.

Heidi Huxley: Alright, not a bad start. It’s nice to see you take initiative, but I mean you’re hardly the biggest man on Showdown. Sometimes pure power isn’t enough to overcome giants.

Ryan Wilson: Yes, yes exactly Heidi! I recognise that. But the villains that are one-dimensional are usually the weakest. That’s not going to be me, I assure you! See, if my power fails me then I have my charm to fall back on, don’t I? I’m a manipulator, you don’t have to go too far back in time to recognise some of the people I’ve charmed to do my bidding. Just like Claude Frollo, an evil and wicked villain. He was able to keep Quasimodo in line for so many years, using his persuasive skills and his manipulation, making Quasimodo believe the real world would never love him as much as he did. Admit it, you’re impressed! I spent many hours watching these movies and I’m going to become the biggest villain that wrestling has ever seen!

Heidi Huxley: You forgot to move onto the next slide..

Ryan Wilson: Rats, rats I tell you!

( Ryan proceeds to spend a lot of time fiddling through the presentation, even turning it off at one point and having to pull it back up. But, eventually he settles on the right page and lets Heidi read along before advancing again. )

Ryan Wilson: Sidekicks! All the good Disney villains have sidekicks, be it good or bad. But sometimes you can have a good mixture, right? A good mix of a couple of dim-witted fools ready to mindlessly carry out your tasks and spread your message. Other times? You need that loyal and intelligent and guiding light, a best friend, a loyal subject. Hades’ minions, Pain and Panic. Right? They’re comedic relief, but they still manage to keep Hercules distracted, they still manage to make an impact. I may have.. Let go of my minions, in truth. I had an intern, I had Sylvain and Tony. But I can totally get them back! Whatever it takes to become the greatest villain Showdown has ever seen and win championship gold this season.

Heidi Huxley: Okay, that’s great and all. But you mentioned that Disney villains need a competent sidekick to go alongside with their mindless minions.

Ryan Wilson: Miss Demi Knorr, of course. She has been helping me for the longest time and has proven to be a valuable asset. She’s like the LeFou to my Gaston, though I assure you she’s far more attractive than LeFou. She and I are a super team! I can count on her to not mess up the most simple of tasks.

Heidi Huxley: Can we maybe speed this along? I’m intrigued, I promise. But, you know. Running Showdown and all that. I have other people to see and things to do.

( Ryan Wilson moves forward a slide, opening the next page of his presentation. )

Ryan Wilson: These next couple of slides are about speech. How a villain uses their voice and makes it travel to incite and inspire. It goes hand-in-hand with motivation, having a goal and spreading that goal to your subordinates, to get them all on the same page. A bit like how the Disney executives, like yourself and Eden Sinclair, have to use their voices and their positions to get people on-side with this new project. Sometimes you have to get angry and shout for people to realize how serious a situation is. When you’re built-up with frustration, it’s difficult to be a smooth-talking leader. Like when Cruella, not you, shouts at her subordinates. Or Prince John in Robin Hood!

Ryan Wilson: But you also have to have a monologue and I love to monologue! I am all about bringing words to life and provoking thoughts from those listening, giving them something to sink their teeth into. Think about Jafar as he’s unveiling his plans, telling Aladdin what he’s going to do and how he’ll be powerless to stop him. Even if I am a villain, I want people to understand where I am coming from and why I’m doing what I am doing. I want them to believe in my plans and schemes as much as I do. I wouldn’t be a very good villain if I didn’t like what I was doing, would I?

Heidi Huxley: That’s a good point, you have to have passion and embrace the role otherwise you’ll end up looking foolish. It looks like you’ve done some good research here, Ryan.

Ryan Wilson: Of course! We only have twenty-four pages to go.

Heidi Huxley: HUH?!

Ryan Wilson: I’m kidding, I’m kidding. See? I’m all about charisma and charm. I can pull reactions and emotions just like that at the snap of my fingers. It’s an acquired skill.

Heidi Huxley: What’s next?

( Ryan turns and clicks, as we go to the next page of the presentation. )

Ryan Wilson: Fashion sense! You have to stand out before you have said a word. It’s all fine-and-well having minions, having a plan and the abilities to back it up. But nobody remembers an ugly villain, one who didn’t know how to dress and how to walk. Evil can look good so why shouldn’t it? Think about Cruella’s coat, or Claude Frollo’s religious attire. I should look like a star while I’m winning matches and winning championships. It’s imperative!

Heidi Huxley: Did you learn about the key color Disney uses for their main villains?

Ryan Wilson: I did indeed! Lime green. Don’t let other people hear that, though. From the villainous queen, to Ursula and Facilier’s spells using the color. Of course, Scar’s lair had an abundance of lime green smoke, when he was singing “Be Prepared”! It just works, it makes the individual seem more menacing and more evil, it’s a cool trick. Thankfully, I have green ensembles and I can wear green! I’ll be unstoppable. Speaking of singing, that’s actually my final point. Every good villain, scratch that, every great villain knows how to belt out a show-stopping tune. Think about it, that’s their calling card, their time in the sun. So I actually learnt every line to “Friends on the Other Side” and I’ll—

Heidi Huxley: No, no. That’s quite alright. I think I’ve seen enough.

Ryan Wilson: Are you sure, Heidi? I really put a lot of thought into this.

Heidi Huxley: Quite sure, actually! That was.. An enlightening display. But I’m actually impressed with your initiative. You took one off-handed comment and turned it into something wonderful, it’s clear you put a lot of time into this and what’s clear to me is while some of your colleagues are rebelling against this takeover, you are embracing it.

( Heidi Huxley’s words seem genuine. She extends a hand to shake Ryan Wilson’s own, who seems a little started but eagerly reciprocates the handshake. )

Heidi Huxley: If you keep this up? I really see this season being a successful one for you.

( Ryan Wilson thanks Heidi for her time and packs up his laptop, closing the PowerPoint presentation. As he exits the office, he almost bumps into Hurricane Hawk, who has returned from doing what he was doing previously. He seems a little perplexed, he’s bumping into Ryan Wilson more often than not these days! )

Hurricane Hawk: Do I even want to ask?

Heidi Huxley: That was surprisingly positive. I think some people are finally coming around to having me on board for this project! They’re starting to get it.

(As we see Heidi smiling, the camera fades down to ringside where Gina Romano is standing by to announce the next match.)

Gina Romano: The following contest has a 20 minutes time limit and is scheduled FOR! 

Crowd: ONE FALL!! 

( ‘Bilgewater’ by Brown Bird plays over the SND Arena’s sound system as Lina makes his way to the ring looking ready and very determined. )

Gina Romano: INTRODUCING FIRST! FROM MANCHESTER, NEW HAMPSHIRE! WEIGHING IN AT 103 POUNDS!! SHE IS THE DEVOUT DEVIL; LILAAAAAAAA VANDRANNNNNNNNNN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Gavin Kirkland: Here is a woman with a chip on her shoulder and a score to settle! 

Deadprez: Having lost to this week’s opponent in a four-way match during the first Showdown of the season she will be looking to get even against Harley.

Eve: Will she settle the score or will Lewis go 2 and 0? Time will tell.

( ‘I’m a Wanted Man’ by Royal Deluxe plays over the sound system as Lewis is looking confident as he makes his way to the ring. )

Bella Braxton: AAAAAAAAND HER OPPONENT! CURRENTLY RESIDING IN SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA!!! WEIGHING IN AT 196 POUNDS!! HE IS THE DON OF EAW: HARLEYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY LEWISSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!

Gavin Kirkland: Here comes the victor of July 9th’s four-way elimination match coming down the aisle right now! 

Deadprez: He made a good enough impression that he now has a chance to move forward in this Unique Opportunity proceeding!

Eve: He got the pin on Lila in the four-way elimination match, will he score another win on her tonight? We’re about to find out! 

( Ding! Ding! Ding! ) 

Deadprez: And this match is officially underway!!

Gavin Kirkland: AND LILA IS QUICKLY POUNCING ON HER OPPONENT!! LEWIS DIDN’T EVEN SEE IT COMING AND HE IS GETTING BATTERED BY FISTS AND ELBOWS FROM VANDRAN!!! She has him against a corner now she’s using him as a punching bag before she goes to the center of the ring AND RUSHES TO HIM WITH A CORNER DROPKICK!!

Deadprez: What a start to the match for the young woman!!! Not wasting anytime and showing us she means business! As if she’s letting out two weeks of pent up frustration out on Harley early on!!

Eve: Lila looking to impose her dominance early on in this match scheduled it must be reminded with a 20-minute time limit! Vandran with a series of punches to the self-proclaimed Don of Elite Answers Wrestling as she then goes to the opposite corner and quickly charges again ONLY TO BE TAKEN DOWN WITH A URANAGI FROM HARLEY WILLIAMS!! 

Gavin Kirkland: Just like that the tides of the match changed, just one move but Lila did well to start but she should’ve focused her efforts more on striking instead of running around. He moves to the center of the ring, giving her room to gather herself is that smart on his behalf? He raises a hand for a clinch BUT SHE KICKS IT AWAY! 

Deadprez: What a surprising maneuver that seems to startle Harley which is quickly taken advantage of by Lila who goes behind him and BRINGS HIM TO THE FLOOR WITH A TAKEDOWN! HE ALMOST GOT DROPPED ON HIS HEAD with that move and Lila is striking at the back of his head before the official orders some separation which doesn’t, please the eager woman at all. 

Gavin Kirkland: Harley is getting up to his feet and now once again both are looking at one another and they finally decide to go for a clinch! They lock up tight trying to force one another into abdicating and Harley manages to get Vandran into a headlock which is quickly reversed by Lila who snakes behind him and applies a wristlock! 

Deadprez: The move is reversed by Lewis but then Lila quickly takes things to the ground managing a snap mare takedown followed by a scissor headlock! She actually manages to grab an arm for an armlock as well BUT Lewis powers his way out of the move, Vandran didn’t have it properly locked in and he is quick to his feet while she’s on her stomach.

Gavin Kirkland: He grabs a leg of hers is he going for an Ankle l-NO HE DROPS A KNEE BEHIND HER AND GOES FOR A GROUNDED HEADLOCK!

Eve: Not much damage to be had right now as she quickly grabs hold of the nearby ropes which prompts the referee to order Lewis to let go of her which he does. She quickly turns around, trying for a leg sweep but Harley jumps AND TRIES FOR A STANDING SUPERKICK DUCKED BY VANDRAN WHO SUDDENLY POSITIONS HERSELF IN A… CRAP POSITION?? What the frick? 

Deadprez: Even Nick is confused as to what his opponent is actually doing AND SHE QUICKLY MOVES TO STAND ON HER HANDS AND SPINS HER LEGS LIKE CHUN LI’S SPINNING BIRD KICK WHICH CONNECTS A FEW TIMES BEFORE SHE GOES BACK TO STANDING UPRIGHT!

Gavin Kirkland: What the FLOCK? That came straight out of Street Fighter how is she able to pull that stunt! And look at Harley he can’t believe she actually pulled it off as he’s holding himself in a corner. Lila with a massive smirk on her lips as she dares him to come at her and Harley is a bit hesitant! 

Eve: Seems to me like Lewis is being thrown off his game! 

Deadprez: Harley looking like he almost doesn’t want to be here as Lila let’s out a warrior’s cry or perhap a crazy woman’s scream and charges Lewis like a mad velociraptor BUT LEWIS SKIPPED TO THE RIGHT AND FOLLOWED WITH A DROP TOE HOLD SENDING LILA FACE HER AGAINST THE SECOND TURNBUCKLE!

Gavin Kirkland: Was it reflexive or intentional? Who knows but it worked! Vandran looking to turn and face her opponent who then throws a series of jabs her way along with some cross punches and a few right hooks! Clearly Lewis is gaining his confidence back as the hits are striking harder as he goes alo-BUT LILA TURNS HIM AROUND AND AGAINST THE CORNER PUNCHING AT HIM RIGHT BACK! 

Eve: He ends up getting shoved by Vandran who goes to him quickly BUT gets taken down with a leg sweep! It doesn’t keep her down for long as she goes vertical again BUT GETS A KNEE TO THE FACE AS LEWIS WENT FOR A FLYING KNEE!! DOWN GOES VANDRAN but it doesn’t seem to keep her down for long. 

Deadprez: Pivoting his body he goes for a Muay Thai knee, spearing Lila with his knee which gets her to lean forward that was thrown with precision by Lewis who-

SMACK!!!!!

Eve: HOLY COW!!

Gavin Kirkland: LEWIS JUST THREW EVERYTHING HE’S GOT INTO A CAPOEIRA KICK THAT SENDS LILA VANDRAN HARD ON THE FLOOR!! GEE-ZUZ DID YOU HEAR THAT CONTACT SOUND???

Eve: We All Did! Lila First who seems to be in another timezone now!

Deadprez: Lewis hooks the legs!! 

OOOOONNNNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!

TWWWWWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Eve: She Kicked Out!!! 

Deadprez: Impressive by the young woman as this move can knock out UFC fighters and Lewis landed it perfectly!! He seems surprised, but he goes back to his feet ONLY TO DRILL DOWN A CRESCENT KICK DOWN TO LILA’S STOMACH!! She is moving to get back to her feet, that woman is showing her resiliency as she then gets brought back down with a well scouted European Uppercut! 

Gavin Kirkland: Smart move on her part to roll to the outside to try and recover from this attack sequence! Harley Lewis boasts to the crowd who returns his attention with a chorus of boos before he slides to the outside on another side of the ring. He goes in a quick jog before going behind an unsuspected Lila AND TAKES HER DOWN FACE FIRST WITH A RUNNING BULLDOG!!  

Eve: I’m willing to wager she might end up the night with a concussion that one by the looks of things!

Deadprez: Perhaps! But she doesn’t seem like she on her way to stop as she is moving to get to her knees. Meanwhile the referee is inside the ring notifying the two to get back between the ropes but Lewis doesn’t listen to him as he picks up Lila and scoops her up BEFORE GOING FOR A POWERSLAM!!! LILA’S SPINE SQUARE ON THE MAT THAT BARELY COVERS THE OUTSIDE FLOOR and Lewis doesn’t look like he’s done!

Referee: ONE! TWO!!

Eve: Meanwhile the referee is beginning his count but it ends at three as Harley picks up Vandran and rolls her inside the ring. He sets her up at the center of the mat before drilling a few kicks to her ribs she seems in trouble.

Deadprez: Looks like we are going to see him go topside! Lewis moving over the nearest corner climbing to the top standing on the turnbuckle HE’S GOING FOR A DIVING HEADBUTT BUT LILA ROLLS OUT OF THE WAY!!! HARLEY CRASHES FLAT ON THE MAT THIS IS A HUGE OPPORTUNITY FOR LILA RIGHT NOW BUT CAN SHE CAPITALIZE???

Gavin Kirkland: She looks quite banged up already but she is moving to her knees hitting her ribs trying to shoo the pain away while Lewis is squirming on the floor holding his stomach. Lila slowly but surely from her knees to her feet looking to try and make good on the opportunity that is right there before her. She shakes her cobwebs off and charges at Lewis, tackling him against ropes and both bounces off them. Lila goes to the opposite cords bouncing towards her opponent WHO SWINGS A SERIES OF QUICK KNIFE-EDGED CHOPS AT HER! BUT SHE STANDS HER GROUND!!! 

Eve: AND SHE SUDDENLY SCREAMS AND THROWS A PELE KICK RIGHT TO THE SIDE OF HARLEY’S FACE!!! WHAT A WAY TO TURN THINGS AROUND FOR THE NEW HAMPSHIRE NATIVE!!

Deadprez: It’s actually interesting to know that she is from Manchester, NH and Harley is from Manchester, England. 

Eve: Folks we have to go to a commercial break just as Lila is attempting to turn the table on Harley Lewis in this hard fought match! Don’t go anywhere this fight and Saturday Night Showdown will back RIGHT AFTER THIS!! 

( An few quick ads plays for local products and ends with one advertising MidSummer Massacre with focus on the EAW Anwsers World Championship match between Impact and Chris Elite. MidSummer Massacre is sponsored by LEGO’s Summer Vacation and is exclusively on Disney +! )

Deadprez: Ladies and Gentlemen we are back on this episode of Saturday Showdown LIVE from SND Arena in Asunción, Paraguay where Harley Lewis and Lila Vandran are currently battling to qualify for a unique opportunity! Just before the commercial break Lila had just gained the upper hand and she’s been giving the business to the man who defeated her two weeks ago in that four way match to start off the season!

Eve: We see her currently moving in on Harkey who is on his knees AND SHE KNOCKS HIM DOWNWITH A SINGLE LEG DROPKICK! He falls to his side but he gets picked up by the fan favorite as the crowd cheers her on! They want her to beat him up some more and she seems more like happy to oblige as she moves to try a Pele kick once more BUT LEWIS DUCKS! YET SHE NAILS HIM STILL WITH A GAMENGURI THAT GETS HIM FLAT ON HIS BACK!

Gavin Kirkland: She has some spunk that one and she doesn’t seem to be done just yet as she picks up Harley, SLAMMING him down with a classic scoop slam and she’s yelling at him to get back to his feel. He manages to only to get whipped into the ropes and HOISTED UP INTO A FLAPJACK THAT MAKES HIM LAND IN SIMILAR FASHION AS THAT HEADBUTT HE MISSED EARLIER! 

Deadprez: He looks in pain once more as he is retreating to the ropes, slowly pulling himself back up BUT HE GETS BROUGHT DOWN AGAIN BY A TRIANGLE DROPKICK FROM LILA!! HARLEY ENDS UP THROUGH THE ROPES AND TUMBLES DOWN ON THE GROUND MUCH THE THE CHEERS OF THE LIVE CROWD!!! 

Gavin Kirkland: Not going to lie I sort of liked that, I want more! Give it to him Lila!!!

Lila Vandran: GET BACK IN HERE!!!!!!

Gavin Kirkland: She seems in total control of this match right now as Harley slowly makes his way up on the apron. Lila goes to the opposite ropes she’s going for a shoulder to his gut BUT SHE IS GREETED BY A KNEE! Wait NO! She stopped just in a nick of time but she stays crouched!! Harley turns to the crowd letting them know how smart he is BUT LILA STANDS UP BEHIND HIM FROM INSIDE THE RING AND HOPS ON THE SECOND ROPE BEFORE GRABBING HIM INTO A FULL NELSON AND SWING HIM INSIDE THE RING WITH A SUPLEX!!!

Eve: What have we just witnessed?? I never saw someone use the second rope for a suplex! That is incredible! AND THE CROWD LOVES IT!! 

Deadprez: Harley is reeling as he somehow manages to get to his feet but his back is turned to Lila who is outside of the ropes now on the apron. SHE SPRINGBOARDS HERSELF INTO A NECKBREAKER WHICH SHE CHAINS INTO A PINFALL

OOOOONNNNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!

TWWWWWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Eve: That was close! But close never won anyone a match!

Deadprez: Correct and it doesn’t seem to deter Lila who quickly gets back to a vertical base and moves to the top turnbuckle of the closest corner! It’s her turn to try for high risk! Will she succeed where Lewis failed earlier? She leaps for a top rope stomp BUT LEWIS GOT OUT OF THE WAY JUST IN TIME! LOOK! LILA EXPECTED IT SO SHE ROLLED SAFELY TO NOT RISK A POTENTIAL LEG INJURY! 

Gavin Kirkland: Harley is trying to go for a superkick BUT SHE CAUGHT HIS LEG! SHE SWEEPS THE ONE HE STANDS ON! DOWN HE GOES AND SHE CHAINS IT WITH A STANDING MOONSAULT! She quickly gets back to her feel moving to the outside apron looking in quickly, she grabs hold of the ropes AND SLINGSHOTS HERSELF INTO A LEGDROP THAT CATCHES HARLEY!! 

Eve: Lewis looks to be in trouble now as this part of the match has been all Lila. She moves herself back on her feet and grabs at his ankles she steps forward SHE’S SETTING HIM UP FOR THE INVERTED SHARPSHOOTER! SHE IS TRYING TO END THIS MATCH RIGHT NOW!!

Deadprez: HARLEY LEWIS IN A WORLD OF PAIN AT THE MOMENT AND POSSIBLY SECONDS AWAY FROM LOSING IF HE TAPS OUT!! HE IS YELLING IN PAIN! THE OFFICIAL ASKING HIM IF HE WANTS TO GIVE UP!!

Referee: Do You Want To Call It Quits?? HARLEY!! DO YOU GIVE UP??

Harley Lewis: NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! BUZZ OFF YOU OAF!!!

Deadprez: BUT HE HAS A HAND SHAKING!! HOW MUCH OF THIS WILL HE BE ABLE TO WITHSTAND BEFORE ABDICATING?? He – Look! He is clawing his way towards the ropes! Lila is trying her best to pull with all of her weight and strength but the Don of EAW is almost 100 pounds heavier than her! HE’S GOT THE ROPES!! He looked like he almost was about to tap but he grabbed on and saved his chances of winning!

Eve: At least for now! 

Gavin Kirkland: The official is asking Lila to let go and she does so quickly, waiting behind Harley she seems ready to try and put him away as he is now on his knees with his back facing her! She goes to the ropes infront of him, DRILLING HIM DOWN WITH THE HELP YOURSELF! THE SINGLE LEG CODEBREAKER CONNECTS AND WIERDLY ENOUGH THIS SPRUNG HARLEY TO STAND ON HIS FEET BUT HE IS REELING!

Eve: HE’S STUNNED!!! THIS IS THE PERFECT OPPORTUNITY FOR LILA TO FINISH THIS!!! 

Deadprez: She gets him bent forward with a knee to the stomach! The crowd is cheering her on. This is her chance to put this match away and get even with Harley! This is her chance to leave with the win here tonight which she surely fought hard for! She goes for the ropes after calling for Sweet Release! She’s going for the springboard famousser!

Eve: WHAT????

Deadprez: GAVIN SUDDENLY IN A SURGE OF LIFE APPLIED THE SUCK YOU MUDDA SIT-OUT FACEBUSTER ON LILA WHO’S SEEING STARS!! THE TABLE HAS TURNED COMPLETELY NOW AND HARLEY HAS AN OPPORTUNITY!!! 

Gavin Kirkland: THE DEATH VALLEY DRIVER DROPS LILA DOWN HARD!!! HARLEY NAMES HIS VERSION OF IT THE JUKEBOX BREAKER!!! HE HOOKS VANDRAN’S LEGS! THIS ONE SEEMS TO BE OVER!!!

OOOOONNNNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!

TWWWWWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TTTTTTTTHHHHHHHHHHHRRRRRRRRREEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!

Eve: AND IT IS!!!!

(DING! DING!! DING!!!)

( ‘I’m a Wanted Man’ by Royal Deluxe plays over the sound system of the arena as Harley moves away from his defeated opponent and gets to his knees. Meanwhile, the official is raising Lewis’ lead arm to signal his victory. )

Gina Romano: HEEEERE IS YOUR WINNER!!!! HARLEYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY LEWISSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!

Deadprez: What. A. MATCH between these two athletes! WOAOW!!! 

Gavin Kirkland: I had ZE-RO expectations coming into this match I’m not going to lie and MAN has these two delivered a performance that should open eyes on their talent! Lila was aiming for a win tonight but to be honest she should be proud of her work despite losing because she gave Harley a win for his moolah! 

( As we are given a final shot of The Don celebrating a well-earned victory the scene fades elsewhere … )

(As it fades into the backstage area, we find Holly Arrow sitting quietly wrapping her wrist up with tape, she is thinking about the match tonight and how she needs a huge win with Jake Smith so that he can have some momentum heading into Midsummer Massacre. The very important tag team match and Main Event is one that Holly wants to prove to Showdown they made the right move in drafting her. When suddenly Jake Smith walks in….)

Jake Smith: Hey…. Are you alright?

Holly Arrow: Me? Sure… love. Just getting ready to kick the crap out of Lexi. She needs to leave you alone and after the things she said this past week and our little Social Media spat? How do you think I’m supposed to feel?

Jake Smith: Mad… angry, ready to take her head off.

(A smirk comes across the face of Holly….)

Holly Arrow: You’re trying to rile me up, so I actually go out there and hurt her, aren’t you?

 Jake Smith: Well… you know…. Maybe….. nah. I saw what was going on there, and truth be told, Lexi can’t let go what happened in Season 13. To be fair though, I did screw her and Bethany over, the whole bet with Bronson Daniels was pretty lame, so I get why she wants to harbor bad feelings, but hey, she will get her chance to get some hands on me, maybe that will be it, considering I have a lot more to focus and worry about with the Cash in the Vault Briefcase, Midsummer Massacre next week and everything else that is lining up, but I need to say something to you right now.

(Tilting her head, Holly glances over at Jake Smith, wondering what was on his mind as he sits next to her….)

Holly Arrow: This sounds serious.

Jake Smith: No… I mean yes…. Well, I mean maybe. I wanted to talk to you about tonight and this match. It’s not very often that we get to team up especially in something like this, the last time we were a semblance of a team it wasn’t always roses, the tournament and such, but our relationship has grown since, and you have been truly amazing to me, and I appreciate that. It’s been hard for me to turn a new leaf and people actually believe that I am trying so hard to be genuine and true, though it has been a lot easier lately, but at first there were a lot of doubters and you seemed to really stick by me, even after a rocky start with Josh and everything else. I just want to say thank you.

Holly Arrow: You are welcome and…..

Jake Smith: But…..

Holly Arrow: :francis:

Jake Smith: … no … no … I don’t mean it like that. But to be fair, this is not your problem. Lexi is not your cross to bear, she is mine. Who would have ever thought that at least Bethany can let it go and go concentrate on her own career, but Lexi needs this. She has to have the attention, so her career means something, anything really. Know what I mean?

Holly Arrow: With all due respect, we are a team heading into tonight, it’s not Chris Elite, it’s me. This is our fight, Jake, we are going into this just me and you against the world. I have no issues with Adam Lucas other than he wants what you have. You have to think about something Jake, don’t you think that the past does fuel him a little, I mean he is Bethany’s fiancé and while she may have moved on, I know that guys don’t like to think about their women being with other men and you were the other guy. All I am saying is this is more than just Lexi, there are ties with Adam here because of what has occurred, and you can’t go in this alone. So yeah, it is my problem too. Lexi made it my problem, Adam made it my problem and now we are in this together, or am I wrong here? Because I didn’t get into a stupid argument with Lexi just to let her get the better of us alright? And since we are going to have a match with a special referee that she gets to choose? This is going to be a prelude of things to come.

(Jake is rather impressed with the tenacity and focus of Holly Arrow. He nods, standing up and looking a little more confident, but he does seem concerned, maybe more about Holly than anything but doesn’t want to come across as a weakness.)

Jake Smith: I know that you are right, but let’s make a pact right now. We go out there and we watch each other’s backs, but we do not allow anything to deter us from finishing the job. Lexi is crazy, she may pretend that she isn’t but we all know that she is. Adam is not, but he is dangerous and you are right, I bet all that dude sees when he looks at me is the guy who took his fiancé’s virginity.

Holly Arrow: Do we really need to get that in deep? I think we get the picture Jake. So what do you say? You asked for a pact, so how about it…. Jolly?

(She sticks out her hand and Jake hugs her instead.)

Jake Smith: Jolly.

(The two glare each other in the eyes before the camera fades to a commercial break.)

(As it fades back from a commercial break, ‘AWAKEN’ by Taku Iwasaki echoes through the SND Arena. Xerxes walks out after a few golden sparks fall from the top of the titantron and entrance stage. A calm, yet confident look forms on his face as he walks down the entrance ramp and into the ring.)

Gina Romano: THE FOLLOWING CONTEST HAS A 20 MINUTE TIME LIMIT, AND IT’S SCHEDULED FOR ONE FALL! INTRODUCING FIRST, FROM ALEXANDRIA, EGYPT— HE IS THE ONE AND ONLY XERXES GODFREY!

(‘AWAKEN’ by Taku Iwasaki fades as it is quickly replaced by ‘The Outsiders’ by Eric Church. Donovan walks out in a more simplistic manner, as he is met with cheers from the crowd as he makes his way to the ring.)

Gina Romano: AND HIS OPPONENT, FROM STILLWATER, OKLAHOMA— HE IS THE OKLAHOMA GENTLEMAN, DONOVAN DUKE!

(DING! DING! DING)

Gavin Kirkland: AND IT SEEMS LIKE DONOVAN IS NOT LETTING XERXES GET ANY CHANCE TO BREATHE! HE KNOWS THAT HE’S THE BIGGER OPPONENT, AND TAKING HIM OUT IS CRUCIAL! DONOVAN LANDS A VICIOUS EUROPEAN UPPERCUT, AND NOW HE’S LANDING VICIOUS BLOWS TO THE SIDE OF XERXES GODFREY! NOW IT’S DONOVAN WITH SEVERAL KICKS TO HIS STOMACH, AND XERXES IS GASSED! DONOVAN IS LETTING IT ALL OUT RIGHT HERE, AND XERXES IS SMILING! HE PICKS HIMSELF UP OFF THE ROPES, AND NOW DONOVAN REALIZES WHO HIS OPPONENT IS! Donovan and Xerxes are circling the ring now, and it’s the two of them going for a collar elbow tieup! Donovan is dominating it though, as clearly the first attack worked to weaken Xerxes! 

Deadprez: And Xerxes is being pushed into the corner, but he’s stopping it! He shifts his weight to the front foot, and now it’s Donovan being pushed back— but Donovan does the same! He manages to keep himself stable and standing, and clearly the two of them are stalemated right now! Donovan manages to lock on one of Xerxes’ arms, though, and now he’s transitioning into an ARMBAR! DONOVAN HAS XERXES RIGHT WHERE HE WANTS HIM, AND XERXES IS IN PAIN! DONOVAN IS JUST ADDING INSULT TO INJURY AND PUSHING DOWN ON HIS SHOULDER WITH HIS ELBOW, BUT XERXES IS STANDING! HE MANAGES TO GRAB HOLD OF HIS WRENCHED ARM, AND DONOVAN PUSHES HIM FORWARD BUT—

Eve: XERXES RETALIATES WITH A HEADBUTT! BUT DONOVAN ALSO LANDED ONE OF HIS OWN AND DONOVAN STILL HAS THAT HOLD DOWN, AND IT’S CLEARLY AFFECTING THE FLOW OF THE MATCH! XERXES IS BACK TO A GROUNDED POSITION, AND NOW IT’S DONOVAN PULLING HIM IN FOR A BELLY TO BACK SUPLEX! DONOVAN JUST LAID HIM OUT, AND NOW IT SEEMS LIKE HE HAS AN ANSWER FOR EVERYTHING XERXES IS GIVING HIM! IS HE GONNA TAKE HIM TO SUPLEX METROPOLIS?

Gavin Kirkland: Did you just come up with that name?

Eve: YES! IT’S SO COOL, RIGHT!

Gavin Kirkland: Bi-

(Deadprez looks at him with a dead cold stare, and Gavin shuts up.)

Deadprez: AND NOW IT’S DONOVAN DUKE PULLING HIM UP, ONLY TO HIT HIM WITH A MASSIVE BOOT TO THE FACE! XERXES IS STUNNED, AND HE PULLS HIM BACK, ONLY TO LAND ANOTHER VICIOUS BELLY TO BACK SUPLEX! HE RUNS TO XERXES AGAIN, AND HE GETS HIM UP FOR A GERMAN SUPLEX! IT’S A SUPLEX WORLD OUT HERE AND MAYBE XERXES IS OUT OF IT! DONOVAN ISN’T GOING FOR THE PIN, THOUGH— HE WANTS TO MAKE IT HURT! DONOVAN IS RUSHING TOWARDS A DOWNED XERXES NOW, AND HE’S PICKING HIM UP BUT NO!

Eve: XERXES GODFREY IS FIGHTING BACK! HE’S TRYING TO FIGHT BACK RIGHT NOW WITH MASSIVE BLOWS TO HIS ABDOMEN! XERXES SHOVES HIM BACK, BUT IT’S NOT A SMART MOVE! DONOVAN USES THE MOMENTUM TO LAND A MASSIVE ELBOW TO HIS FACE, AND XERXES IS TRYING TO HOLD IN THE PAIN! HE LANDS AN ELBOW OF HIS OWN, BUT DONOVAN RETALIATES! DONOVAN! DONOVAN! DONO- NO! XERXES! XERXES! XER-NO! DONOVAN! DONOVAN AND WAIT, HE’S REELING THAT ELBOW BACK AND BOOM! DOOOOONNOOOOOOOVVAAAAAAAANNNNNN! A MASSIVE ELBOW CONNECTED AND XERXES IS DOWN ON ONE KNEE! DONOVAN IS LOOKING FOR A HEADLOCK, AND IT CONNECTS! HE’S LEAVING XERXES TO GASP FOR AIR!

Donovan Duke: (off-mic) When I’m through with you, tell Kelton to come see me.

Gavin Kirkland: Are you guys going to hog the commentary?

Deadprez and Eve: YES!

Gavin Kirkland: I hate y’all.

Deadprez and Eve: We hate you too!

(Gavin, in anger, interrupts Deadprez as he goes for another call.)

Deadprez: AND LOO-

Gavin Kirkland: AND LOOK! XERXES IS TRYING TO GET HIMSELF UP TO HIS FEET, BUT DONOVAN HAS HIM RIGHT THERE! HE THROWS HIM OVER FOR A HEADLOCK TAKEDOWN, AND RIGHT NOW, XERXES MIGHT HAVE NO OTHER WAY TO ESCAPE— BUT NO! XERXES MANAGES TO PUT DONOVAN IN A HEADSCISSORS, SHOULDERS ARE DOWN BUT DONOVAN PUSHES HIM OFF! XERXES RUSHES IN WITH A CLOTHESLINE, BUT DONOVAN DUCKS AND HOOKS THE ARM FOR A BACKSLIDE PIN! THE REFEREE BEGINS THE COUNT AS HE SEES THE SHOULDERS OF XERXES ARE DOWN! DONOVAN HAS HIM DEAD TO RIGHTS!

Referee: OOOOOOOOONNNNNEEEEEEEE!

Gavin Kirkland: BUT NO! XERXES MANAGES TO COUNTER WITH A BACKSLIDE OF HIS OWN! XERXES HAS THE REFEREE GOING FOR A COUNT, AND IT’S BARELY BEEN FIVE SECONDS SINCE THE FIRST! THE REFEREE IS GOING FOR THE COVER NOW! DONOVAN’S SHOULDERS ARE DOWN!

Referee: OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONNNNNNNEEEEEEE!

Gavin Kirkland: BUT NO! DONOVAN MANAGES TO LIFT HIMSELF UP, AND NOW HE LETS LOOSE FOR A BIT, AND DOES A BACKFLIP OVER XERXES, AND HE LIFTS HIM UP FOR A SITOUT FACEBUSTER! THE SITOUT FACEBUSTER CONNECTS AND DONOVAN SENSES BLOOD IN THE WATER! HE HAS BEEN IN CONTROL OF THE MATCH SINCE DAY ONE AND IT SEEMS LIKE THERE’S NO STOPPING! I AM THE BEST COMMENTATOR IN THE COMPANY! HOORAH—

Deadprez: Shut your geriatric looking rotten tomato of a face the hell up.

Eve: :damn:

Deadprez: DONOVAN HAS HIM CIRCLED, AND IT’S ALMOST LIKE XERXES HAS NO ANSWER FOR EVERYTHING HE’S DOING! XERXES IS JUST LIKE A SHARK IN THE OCEAN SURROUNDED BY A BUNCH OF WILD MEGALODONS RIGHT NOW, BUT HE’S SHOWING DONOVAN THAT HE’S GOING TO PUT UP A FIGHT! DONOVAN RUSHES IN FOR A PENALTY KICK, BUT NO! XERXES MANAGES TO DODGE IT! XERXES MANAGES TO DODGE THE PENALTY KICK AND KIPS UP FOR A POWERFUL DROPKICK! DONOVAN IS DOWN ON ONE KNEE, AND XERXES LANDS DEVASTATING SHOOT KICKS TO HIS CHEST! HE’S LOOKING TO MAKE HIM PAY FOR THOSE SUPLEXES EARLIER, THOUGH! HE GETS DONOVAN UP FOR A VERTICAL SUPLEX, AND IT CONNECTS! NOW HE’S GOING FOR ANOTHER! IT CONNECTS! DONOVAN IS GETTING ROCKED RIGHT NOW, AND XERXES IS LOOKING TO MAKE THIS MATCH A WAR! HE’S GOT HIS CHEST PUMPED UP AND HE’S READY TO GO!

Xerxes Godfrey: (off-mic) Tell him yourself, pussy.

Eve: And it seems like Xerxes said something Donovan didn’t like, and Donovan rushes him into the turnbuckle! Now he’s landing shoulder barges! DONOVAN! DONOVAN! DONOVAN! HE’S NOT SHOWING ANY SIGNS OF SLOWING DOWN OR STOPPING HERE IN THIS MATCH, AND XERXES IS GASSED! DONOVAN TUCKS UNDERNEATH, AND HE LIFTS HIM UP FOR A MILITARY PRESS! WHAT A DISPLAY OF STRENGTH, AND DONOVAN JUST DROPS HIM DOWN! HE’S NOT FINISHED, THOUGH— AND HE LANDS AN IMPECCABLE MOONSAULT, AND NOW HE’S GOING FOR THE COVER! HE’S HOPING TO MAKE THIS A REAL COVER, UNLIKE THE ONES WE HAD EARLIER! XERXES HAS HIS SHOULDERS DOWN, AND THE REFEREE IS BEGINNING THE COUNT! DONOVAN MIGHT HAVE IT WON RIGHT HERE!

Referee: OOOOOOOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNNNNNEEEEEEE!

Referee: TTTTTTWWWWWWWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOO!

Gavin Kirkland: AND A KICKOUT! XERXES KICKS OUT AND DONOVAN CAN’T BELIEVE IT! HE BROUGHT HIM THROUGH ALL THAT PUNISHMENT AND DESPITE ALL THAT, HE’S STILL UP AND KICKING! DONOVAN KNOWS HE CAN’T LET HIM SLIDE ANY LONGER, AND HE IMMEDIATELY MOUNTS ON TOP AND LANDS DEVASTATING BLOWS TO THE FACE! HE’S JUST GRINDING HIS FOREARM IN HIS EYE SOCKET OR BONE, AND DONOVAN IS GOING WILD! WE SAW THIS IN HIS MATCH AGAINST HARPER LEE! HE WENT WILD AS THE MATCH WENT ON, AND MAYBE WE’RE GOING TO SEE THE SAME NOW! DONOVAN PICKS XERXES UP, AND HE IRISH WHIPS HIM INTO THE ROPES, AND WHAT A SPINNING HEEL KICK! IT JUST TOOK XERXES OUT, AND DONOVAN IS LOOKING AS FEROCIOUS AS EVER! HE PICKS XERXES UP ONCE MORE, AND HE TRIPS HIM DOWN! HE APPLIES THE SPINNING TOE HOLD, AND TRANSITIONS IT INTO THE FIGURE FOUR LEGLOCK! THE FIGURE FOUR CONNECTS AND XERXES HAS NO WAY OUT OF IT! HE HAS TO GET CRAFTY IF HE WANTS TO SURVIVE! DONOVAN IS APPLYING THAT HOLD LIKE A MADMAN, AND NOW XERXES MIGHT HAVE TO TAP HERE! HE’S STRUGGLING NOT TO- BUT NO!

Deadprez: XERXES ROLLS OVER, AND NOW BOTH MEN ARE ON THEIR BELLIES! XERXES FEELS THAT DONOVAN IS MUCH WEAKER IN THIS POSITION, AND HE USES HIS INSANE FLEXIBILITY TO BEND UP, AND LAND A DEVASTATING ELBOW TO THE SPINE OF DONOVAN DUKE! BOTH MEN ARE FIGHTING USING WHAT THEY KNOW, BOTH PRO-WRESTLING AND SHOOT FIGHTING, AND CLEARLY THEY’RE AT A WAR RIGHT NOW! DONOVAN FELT THAT ELBOW, AND NOW IT’S XERXES LOOKING TO GO FOR ONE OF HIS SIGNATURES AFTER ESCAPING! DONOVAN GETS PUT IN A SUPLEX POSITION, AND XERXES LIFTS HIM UP! HE’S GOING FOR THE WHITE LUCIFER— BUT NO! DONOVAN MANAGES TO LAND A NECKBREAKER OUT OF NOWHERE! NOW IT’S HIS TURN TO TRY AND APPLY A FINISHER! HE’S HOLDING THAT BACK IN SEVERE PAIN RIGHT NOW, BUT HE’S TRYING TO KEEP IT TOGETHER! DONOVAN MANAGES TO LIFT THE LEGS UP, AND THE CROWD KNOWS WHAT’S GOING TO HAPPEN!

Eve: Uh-oh, Xerxes. You’re going for a ride. DONOVAN LIFTS HIM UP, AND HE SWINGS HIM AROUND! THE GAMBLER’S ROULETTE IS JUST GOING ON AND ON, AND CLEARLY— THERE’S NO STOPPING! XERXES MUST FEEL THE BLOOD RUSHING THROUGH HIS HEAD, AND DONOVAN IS STILL IN SOMEWHAT PRIME CONDITION TO KEEP GOING! DONOVAN IS KEEPING IT GOING, AND HE TOSSES XERXES ASIDE! NOW IT’S ANOTHER SUBMISSION HE’S LOOKING FOR, AND HE LIFTS THE ARM UP FOR A FUJIWARA ARMBAR! XERXES IS FEELING HIS SHOULDER BE PULLED AWAY FROM THE SOCKET, AND HE’S GOING FOR THE ROPES! XERXES IS TRYING TO REACH THE ROPES, BUT DONOVAN HAS HIM RIGHT THERE! HE HOOKS THE OTHER ARM, AND STANDS HIM UP FOR A FULL NELSON! DONOVAN KNOWS HE CAN’T KEEP HIM HERE FOREVER, SO HE DROPS HIM ON HIS HEAD FOR A MASSIVE TIGER SUPLEX! DONOVAN IS GOING TO KEEP THIS MATCH IN HIS FAVOUR, AND RIGHTFULLY SO IF HE CONTINUES THAT MASSIVE ARRAY OF POWER MOVES! DONOVAN MANAGES TO PICK XERXES UP, BUT XERXES PUSHES HIM INTO THE ROPES! HE TRIES TO GO FOR A ROUNDHOUSE KICK, BUT DONOVAN DODGES! 

Gavin Kirkland: NOW XERXES MANAGES TO STILL TRAP THE ARMS TOGETHER, AND BOOM! THE DEATHLY HALLOWS CONNECTS! THE CHIMERAPLEX JUST DROPPED DONOVAN ON HIS HEAD AND XERXES IS GOING FOR THE PIN! HE’S LOOKING TO END THE MATCH RIGHT HERE AND PULL OFF ONE OF THE BIGGEST UPSETS OF HIS ENTIRE CAREER! SHOULDERS ARE DOWN AND THE REFEREE IS NOW BEGINNING THE COUNT! CAN XERXES DO IT?

Referee: OOOOOOOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNNNEEEEEEEE!

Referee: TWWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Referee: THHHHHHHHHRRRRRREEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

Deadprez: BUT DONOVAN KICKS OUT JUST IN THE NICK OF TIME! XERXES IS SITTING UP IN PURE DISAPPOINTMENT, BUT LITTLE DOES HE KNOW THAT HE’S GIVING DONOVAN A CHANCE TO RECOVER! DONOVAN MANAGES TO SIT HIMSELF UP, AND HE WRAPS HIS BICEPS AROUND XERXES’ NECK FOR A REAR NAKED CHOKE! THE REAR NAKED CHOKE CONNECTS AND XERXES IS TRYING TO GASP FOR AIR! HE DIDN’T SEE THAT COMING! DONOVAN IS WRENCHING BACK ON THAT NECK FOR DEAR LIFE, BUT XERXES MANAGES TO WIGGLE TO THE ROPES AND FORCE A BREAK! DONOVAN RELEASES, BUT HE LANDS A DEVASTATING ELBOW TO XERXES’ TRAPS! XERXES’ NECK MIGHT BE STIFF TOMORROW, AND DONOVAN KNOWS THAT HE HAS TO KEEP ATTACKING THAT NECK! DONOVAN IS JUST PUMMELLING HIM WITH STRIKES TO THE NECK, AND HE RESTS XERXES ON THE ROPES! XERXES IS GASSED THE HELL OUT, AND DONOVAN IS LOOKING FOR A PENALTY KICK—

Eve: IT CONNECTS! XERXES’ NECK MIGHT’VE SNAPPED RIGHT THERE, AND DONOVAN IS LOOKING FOR ANOTHER ONE! DONOVAN CONNECTS IT AGAIN, BUT THIS TIME TO XERXES’ EARS! A MODERATELY STRONG KNEE DROPS ON HIS HEAD, AND DONOVAN PULLS HIM TOWARDS THE CENTRE OF THE RING, AND HE’S LOOKING TO END THE MATCH RIGHT HERE! HOWEVER, DONOVAN PICKS HIM UP, AND HE’S GOING FOR THE DRAWING DEAD! THE MICHINOKU DRIVER CONNECTS AND NOW IT’S DONOVAN GOING FOR THE COVER! HE JUST HIT TWO SIGNATURES IN THIS MATCH, AND XERXES DOESN’T LOOK GOOD AT ALL! DONOVAN HAS THE SHOULDERS DOWN, AND NOW THE REFEREE IS LOOKING FOR THE COVER! HE MIGHT HAVE IT WON RIGHT HERE!

Referee: OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNNNEEEEEEE!

Referee: TWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!

Referee: THRRRRRRRRRRREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE-

Gavin Kirkland: KICKOUT BY GODFREY! BOTH THESE MEN ARE GOING TO WAR TONIGHT, AND IT SEEMS LIKE DONOVAN IS WINNING THAT WAR SO FAR! DONOVAN PICKS HIM UP, BUT XERXES MANAGES TO LAND A EUROPEAN UPPERCUT OUT OF NOWHERE! XERXES LANDS THE TASKMASTERY! HE’S COPYING DONOVAN’S SPINNING BACKFIST, AND IT SEEMS TO HAVE WORKED! DONOVAN IS DOWN AND NOW IT’S XERXES GOING FOR THE COVER! CAN HE DO IT RIGHT HERE AND PULL OFF A MAJOR UPSET IN SHOWDOWN? THE REFEREE SEES THAT THE SHOULDERS ARE DOWN, AND HE BEGINS THE COUNT!

Referee: OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONNNNNNNEEEEEEE!

Referee: TTTTTTTTTWWWWWWWWWWOOOOOOO!

Referee: THHHHHHHHHHHHHHHRRRRRRREEEEEEEEEEEE-

Deadprez: KICKOUT BY DONOVAN! IT SEEMS LIKE BOTH THESE MEN ARE NOT LOOKING TO LET EACH OTHER WIN THAT EASY! IF THESE TWO DIDN’T RESPECT EACH OTHER BEFORE, THEY SURE AS HELL SHOULD AND MUST RESPECT EACH OTHER NOW! HE PULLS DONOVAN UP, AND HE KICKS HIM IN THE GUT! HE’S LOOKING TO GO FOR THE PIECE OF EDEN RIGHT HERE, AND IT MAY CONNECT! HE HAS THOSE ARMS HOOKED, BUT NO! DONOVAN TACKLES HIM DOWN TO THE GROUND AND IT SEEMS LIKE HE’S GONNA GO FOR THE SWING A SECOND TIME! HE’S LOOKING FOR THAT SWING, BUT XERXES KICKS DONOVAN OFF HIM! HE KIPS UP, AND LANDS A DEVASTATING FRONT DROPKICK TO THE OKLAHOMA GENTLEMAN! THE OKLAHOMA GENTLEMAN IS DOWN ON ONE KNEE, AND XERXES IS LOOKING FOR PAYBACK! HE PUSHES DONOVAN INTO THE ROPES, AND LANDS A DEVASTATING PENALTY KICK TO HIS EARDRUM! DONOVAN HAS TO ROLL OUT OF THE RING, BUT XERXES ISN’T SATISFIED! HE PULLS HIM BACK INSIDE THE RING AND HE WANTS TO WIN THIS MATCH HONOURABLY! XERXES IS NOW DRIVING HIS ELBOW INTO THE FACE OF DONOVAN DUKE, AND HE’S JUST KEEPING IT THERE! HE’S JUST USING THAT POINTED END TO TRY AND PUSH WHATEVER BRAIN PARTS HE HAS OUT OF HIS BODY, AND IT’S PAINFUL TO WATCH!

Eve: These two men are pushing the boundary of what is allowed on Disney-era EAW, and that’s exactly what we need! Showdown is pure wrestling, after all! XERXES IS JUST LANDING DEVASTATING HEADBUTTS TO A DOWNED DONOVAN DUKE, AND IT SEEMS AS IF HE’S NOT LETTING UP AT ALL! XERXES IS GOING ON FULL ATTACK MODE RIGHT NOW, AND DONOVAN DOESN’T HAVE THE LEAST BIT OF AN ANSWER FOR IT! BUT WAIT— DONOVAN MANAGES TO DODGE A HEADBUTT AND XERXES GOES SKULL-FIRST INTO THE MAT! DONOVAN ROLLS TO CATCH HIS BREATH, BUT MANAGES TO PICK HIMSELF UP BY WAY OF THE ROPES! DONOVAN MANAGES TO PICK HIM UP, AND HE HOOKS HIM ON HIS BACK! HE’S LOOKING TO END THIS MATCH RIGHT HERE— 

Gavin Kirkland: BUT XERXES IS FIGHTING OUT OF IT! HE KNOWS THIS IS NOT A GOOD POSITION TO BE IN, BUT TO NO AVAIL! DONOVAN IS TOO QUICK, AND HE LANDS A DEVASTATING KICK TO HIS MIDSECTION! DONOVAN KNOWS THAT IF HE DOESN’T FINISH THIS NOW, IT’S GOING TO FIND A WAY TO BITE HIM LATER ON IN THE MATCH! HE GETS XERXES INTO A WIDOW’S PEAK POSITION, AND HE DRIVES HIS KNEES INTO THE MAT FOR THE ROYAL FLUSH! THE ROYAL FLUSH CONNECTS AND IT’S DONOVAN LOOKING FOR THE COVER! DONOVAN HAS XERXES’ SHOULDERS DOWN, AND THE REFEREE IS GOING FOR THE PIN!

Referee: OOOOOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNNNNEEEEEEEE!

Referee: TTTTTTTTTTTWWWWWWWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOO!

Referee: THRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRREEEEEEEEEEE!

(DING! DING! DING!)

Gina Romano: AND YOUR WINNER, DONOVAN DUKE!

Eve: Wow, what a performance Donovan has put on in this match. These two men went to war and there’s no discrediting what Xerxes did either! He pulled out every trick he had, but sometimes there’s always a better person on a better day, and Donovan was that better person!

(Donovan celebrates in the ring, before walking out. Xerxes rolls out of the ring and proceeds to take an opposite route as it fades to an ad for Midsummer Massacre.)

(As the show returns from the ad, ‘Chum’ by Earl Sweatshirt hits, the crowd jumping to their feet. The noise steps up even a little more as Alex Myers appears at the top of the ramp with the New Breed Championship over his shoulder. They stand at the top of the ramp, taking in the reaction before starting to make their way down to the ring.

Deadprez: The New Breed Champion on their way to the ring, and it looks like they have something to say.

Gavin Kirkland: And we should listen to every single word. Alex is a champion in this fine company.

Eve: I’ll never get used to this. Not ever.

(Alex walks around the ring, and then slides under the bottom rope, grabbing a mic from one of the crew. They then take position in the center of the ring, a smirk forming on their face as they call for quiet. The fans hush, eager to hear what Alex has to say)

Deadprez: This crowd on tenterhooks here, when Alex has something to say it is usually explosive.

(The camera flicks back to Alex, who takes the belt from his shoulder and holds it out in front.)

Alex Myers: I know… this championship belt is treated as one of the ‘lesser’ titles. However, its reputation as such doesn’t match the prestige. I get it, seriously I do. This is the first step, the first step towards greatness. But it is a required step, and one that every Elitist should take. When I came to this company, the New Breed Championship was the target. I didn’t come out of the blocks claiming to be a World Championship contender like some. I knew what I had to do, and I understood the process. And I followed that process to the letter.

Deadprez: There’s someone who knows how this company works. There are a few people in the back that would do well to listen in.

Alex Myers: Thus, when I got my opportunity, I made the most of it. Look what I had to do to get my hands on this belt.

(He places it back on his shoulder.)

Alex Myers: I had to throw one of my best friends in a pool of electrified eels. I could have killed a man in pursuit of the championship. I defeated Jon Kelton, one of the most established Elitists in the World. I survived Aurora Munroe and Ruler at Pain for Pride so I could continue to enhance this title and what it means. Everything I have been asked, every opponent that has been thrown my way, I have done my absolute best to prove that I am deserving of this position, this honor as a champion in EAW. And going forwards, I will continue to do so.

(A roar is heard from the crowd as they appreciate the sentiment.)

Gavin Kirkland: A very popular individual

Eve: And a very confident one.

Alex Myers: Being on this brand is special, no question. It’s been said many times already just how talented this Showdown roster is. I don’t shy away from that though, and why should I? The blue brand gives me the opportunity to show how good I am, every single week. I want to face the best in this company, and on a roster that boasts Impact the Answers World Champion, Xander Payne, Kassidy Heart and so many more, I know I’ll get my chance. But just like winning the New Breed Championship was a step, so is climbing the ladder. And as such, along the way I must beat bums like Abel Atami…

(Boos now fill the arena, which makes Alex smirk.)

Alex Myers: I know, I know… it sucks, it really does. But it must be done. That match however won’t take place at Midsummer Massacre, and is now scheduled to take place in Rome, Italy. That doesn’t change a thing however, as it’s a match I will still win. A match I am confident I will win. In fact, Abel, why don’t you and your butt buddy Prudence get yourself out here and try and convince me otherwise.

Deadprez: Alex calling the shots

Gavin Kirkland: Enter Abel Atami…

(Abel walks through the curtain, Antonne behind him, following and struggling to keep up. Boos fill the arena again, as Abel climbs the steps, Alex relaxing against the ropes. Abel snatches a mic, and turns, getting right in the New Breed Champions face.)

Abel Atami: You think you’re funny don’t you Myers?

Alex Myers: Well… yeah, I do.

(Giggles are heard in the crowd, Abel looking out over them with an angry look.)

Abel Atami: People like you…

Alex Myers: Champions?

Abel Atami: No, idiots that cannot understand my worth. You make me sick trying to make me the butt of all jokes.

Alex Myers: You certainly are the butt bro.

Abel Atami: NO MORE!!! This season, it starts right now. I’m going to take that title from you, then we’ll see who’ll be laughing.

Alex Myers: No Abel… no you won’t.

(Antonne takes the mic from Abel, lifting it to his lips.)

Antonne Prudence: You really are full of yourself, aren’t you? It’s kinda ironic that Disney are calling the shots, seeing as you are nothing more than a Disney princess. All you have been to Abel is a Crash Test Dummy, someone for him to throw around as and when required. And in Paris, the same will be said. That’s Alex Myers was nothing more than a fraudulent Champion and was NEVER Abel Atami’s equal.

Deadprez: HUGE RIGHT HAND FROM ATAMI!!

Gavin Kirkland: Oh, come on that’s a cheap shot if ever I saw one.

(Distracted by Prudence, Abel gets the jump on Alex, and forces him back into the corner, landing a flurry of punches.)

Eve: Abel in control, Alex just trying to defend himself right now.

(Abel then grabs his hand and whips him into the ropes, but Alex jumps up on the second rope and springboards backwards.)

Deadprez: Crossbody… takes Abel to the floor.

(Alex gets a few punches in, but Abel gets back to his feet, Alex lifting a knee into Abel’s face which sends him backwards, Atami though bouncing off the ropes with a clothesline, which Alex ducks’ underneath. At that point officials swarm the ring, separating the two of them and sending them to opposite sides of the ring.)

Eve: Officials getting control of the situation and sending Abel from the ring. You can bet Heidi won’t like this.

Deadprez: Lots of hatred between these two… even more now.

(Abel rolls out the ring, pointing at Alex who shrugs off the officials saying his ok.)

Gavin Kirkland: This hasn’t been sorted… it will be in Paris for sure when these two go head-to-head.

Deadprez: I dread to think how that’s going to go. One thing for certain, that will be one heck of a match

(Alex stands at the ropes, as Abel backs up the ramp, neither taking their eyes off each other as it fades to a commercial break.)

(As it returns from commercial break, the camera pans to Gina Romano ready to call the next match.)

Gina Romano: The following contest has a twenty-minute time limit and it is scheduled FOR! 

Crowd: ONE FALL!!

(‘7 Rings’ by Ariana Grande plays over the arena following a look of pure confidence. Veena Adams would make her way to the ring with a smile and grin on her face.) 

Gavin Kirkland: Mama Mia, daddy is hungry!!!

Eve: There is no way you just said that. 

Deadprez: Can we get a new commentary partner? No seriously. 

Gavin Kirkland: I meant like hungry…. South American cuisine is to die for! 

Gina Romano: Being accompanied to the ring by Esmeralda De La Rosa; From Hidalgo, Mexico. Weighing in at 225 pounds. HE IS THE “EL PADRASTRO” ROBERTO DE LA ROSA!

(Roberto De La Rosa would make his way to the ring with a look of sternness and seriousness, he wasn’t playing any games after last week. He didn’t care to acknowledge the boo’s from the arena, rather simply made his way to the ring with Esmeralda.)

Eve: Roberto is fighting for his women tonight more than anything! Being disrespected right in front of him – he has to pick up a win tonight or what kind of a man is he?

Deadprez: That’s a bit harsh, Veena is a talented athlete if Roberto can’t get the job done nobody should take shots at his manhood. 

Gavin Kirkland: I’m questioning my Disney happiness folks. 

Eve: Oh my gosh. 

(De La Rosa gets in the ring as he and Veena Adams both make direct eye contact. Roberto’s face snares with anger as Veena shows an expression of disgust… she is not impressed by The El Artista!) 

(DING! DING! DING!) 

Deadprez: Let’s get this show started… As Roberto wastes zero time to get the match underway! Not being modest as he looks for a Big Boot right away! Veena quickly ducks as De La Rosa’s leg has been pushed over the top rope!!!

Eve: Veena is going to take advantage of this, as she NAILS MULTIPLE KICKS RIGHT TO THE LEG OF ROBERTO!!! Roberto manages to get his leg down and holds it in pain. Those kicks don’t look like they feel good, as Veena… SLAPS DE LA ROSA!

Gavin Kirkland: YEAH THAT’S WHAT YOU GET! GO VEENA! I LOVE YOU, THIS IS WHAT DISNEY IS ALL ABOUT WOOO!!! Veena.. no! It looks like she may have enraged the bull, Roberto is only seeing red as he grabs her by the sides of her head and TOSSES HER LIKE A RAGDOLL TO THE OTHER SIDE! 

Deadprez: Not sure who he thinks he is :mjlol: the height difference is only two inch… Gavin, is this your script? What works, works man. De La Rosa continues his pursuit of an attack as he mounts Veena for a flurry of MMA-style punches! Veena does her best to dodge but many connect even with her efforts to evade. 

Gavin Kirkland: She needs to protect her beautiful face is all!!! Veena has adjusted herself in a second of Roberto catching his breath and manages to get Roberto over her for a MONKEY FLIP! De La Rosa landed back first on the mat!!!

Eve: That was very impressive as both of these elitists got back up to their feet! A stare-down seems to start before both tie up in the middle of the ring! Veena gets the upper hand managing to get De La Rosa in a headlock before taking him down keeping the lock intact. 

Deadprez: Adams is really wrenching, but Roberto manages to lift his legs and get head scissors locked in! Roberto pushes his weight to the side Veena’s neck is being pressed against on the mat!!! This doesn’t look comfortable for ‘The Golden Niece’ whatsoever!

Gavin Kirkland: My girl- 

Eve: Shut up, De La Rosa seems to release some pressure for a second here before Veena manages to lift his leg up and free herself from the hold… Adams holds onto that leg as she gets up and is trying to lock in a SHARPSHOOTER!

Gavin Kirkland: ‘The Princess Of Pro Wrestling’ gets the hold locked in but… it doesn’t seem to be as tight as it can be. Regardless, ‘Painmaker La Rosa’ doesn’t seem to be having a good time. He inches a bit to the ropes and GETS HIS HAND ON THE BOTTOM ROPE. 

Eve: Thankfully, if Adams got that Sharpshooter locked in we could’ve had an early win for Veena Adams. De La Rosa pulls himself up using the ropes but before he has any time for a breather, Adams runs at him clotheslining him straight out of the ring!!!

Deadprez: La Rosa smacks his head right on the apron! He’s holding his head, he looks to be real groggy and Veena is continuing her attack! Adams bounces off the opposite set of ropes from where the clothesline took place! 

Gavin Kirkland: SUICIDE DIVE! NO! Roberto catches her as she glides out from the middle rope with a HARSH Forearm Smash! Veena Adams slumps out onto the ring apron as Roberto gets her in a Powerbomb position… god would I love to be him right now. 

Eve: AND LIFTS HER UP ALL THE WAY….. BEFORE SLAMMING HER SMACK DAB ON THE APRON! Ouch! That’s gotta hurt!

Deadprez: That’s gotta hurt bad Eve, as Roberto is now resting himself on our commentary table! Veena looks to be out…! She’s not moving at all!

Roberto De La Rosa (Off-Mic): YOU DON’T DISRESPECT ESMERALDA!!!

Gavin Kirkland: Noted. 

Eve: Roberto seems to be getting visibly more angry and upset as the match goes on. He’s making his way to Veena right now as the referee is still counting.  

REF: SIX! 

Eve: De La Rosa however rolls in the ring and out, resetting the count for the ref, what else does he want outside of the ring?! Roberto comes close to Adams but he’s caught as she gets her legs around his head and uses ropes to shift her weight and get Roberto to smack HEAD FIRST INTO THE RING POST!!! 

Deadprez: Oooooh boy, De La Rosa holds his nose… checking for blood but of course, this is family-friendly. We’d never draw anything of the sort… Adam rolls into the ring resting still from the Powerbomb and Roberto follows. The action will continue inside of the ring. 

Gavin Kirkland: As Roberto rolls in he’s met with a kick to the gut!!! As Veena jumps up on the middle rope… and WAITS FOR ROBERTO TO NOTICE… DIVING EUROPEAN UPPERCUT!!! Roberto De La Rosa is knocked down and so is Veena 

Eve: Both elitists have had such a back and forth match, we can’t consider this in anyone’s favor! 

Deadprez: Gotta agree there, as both elitists seem to be tired… WELL MARK MY WORDS WRONG! Both have just jumped up to their feet! WOW! Veena smiles at Roberto, but De La Rosa makes sure to keep a face of aggression. Absolutely not letting Veena get to him at all during this match!!!

Eve: Roberto tries for a huge punch but misses! Veena gets behind him and NAILS AN AMAZINGLY GOOD BRIDGING GERMAN SUPLEX! The shoulders of Roberto are down! A pinfall is happening! 

ONEEEE!!! 

Gavin Kirkland: The shoulder is up at just the count of one! Roberto is not finished with this match and that shows very clearly. As he gets back up after Veena does… once again that stare down between these two starts. 

Eve: But Roberto wants to partake in none of it as HE HITS A HUGE LARIAT but catches Veena before she falls down by her arm!!! De La Rosa Irish whips her into the opposite corner before going for the BIG BOOT THAT HE MISSED EARLIER ON! Veena Adams has slumped down into a seated position against the turnbuckles. 

Deadprez: ‘El Artista’ is tired of Veena Adams and he’s stalking his prey…. He backs to the opposite corner of the ring, north to south for these two. Adams is not being comprehensive at the moment as she looks to be in too much pain! Roberto now RUNNING AT VEENA WITH A DROPKICK!

Gavin Kirkland: It looks like ‘The Golden Niece’ has become one with the RING as she is SQUISHED! Man! Roberto gets himself back up as he taunts, slapping his chest here in a cocky manner it seems he’s celebrating already! 

Eve: We’ve seen how getting cocky has made elitists pay the price before let’s hope this is not to be the case for Roberto tonight! De La Rosa makes his way over to a hurt Adams lifting her up by her two arms. He’s dragging her to the middle of the ring. 

Deadprez: She doesn’t look good here Eve, what does Roberto want?! NEVER MIND HE TELLS US AS HE HITS A KNEE STRIKE TO HER SKULL! But he hasn’t let go of her arms. HE HITS ANOTHER… AND ANOTHER! THREE KNEE STRIKES TO HER HEAD!!! 

Eve: Finally he’s let go, Veena falls back first down to the canvas as ‘El Artista’ has painted a clear picture. He wants to hurt Veena Adams. Roberto looks down at VEENA AS HE JUMPS DOWN ONTO HER WITH A MEAN LOOKING ELBOW DROP! 

Deadprez: Roberto HITS IT! He doesn’t just hit it but he doesn’t stop there… he’s getting Adams back up once more and wraps his arms around the waist of Veena Adams… What’s he going for ?!? A BIG BELLY TO BACK SUPLEX!!! WHICH HE HITS AND ROLLS OVER VEENA FOR THE PINFALL!!! 

Gavin Kirkland: Looky here, he’s got the supermodel pose down as he’s going for a pinfall! What an arrogant way to pin someone. 

ONEEEEEE!!!!

TWOOOOO!!!!

TH-!

Deadprez: Roberto is shaken! Veena Adams has lifted her shoulder off the mat! The fight in her is clear as De La Rosa is beginning to start an argument with the referee! Taking his eye off the prize, Veena looks up to the argument taking place… SHE TAKES ADVANTAGE OF A SCHOOLBOY PIN ATTEMPT??! 

ONE!

TWOOOO!!!

Eve: Nope! De La Rosa getting his shoulders up! He gets up quickly here as Veena is waiting for him with a SLAP! She’s smiling, she’s taking an homage to last week when she slapped Esmeralda!!! Roberto is fuming he swings big and again misses! 

Gavin Kirkland: He’s letting frustration get to him! Veena though gets a good position to NAIL A KESAGIRI CHOP! I think he felt the effect of that one, she painted a big red mark on his chest there! ‘The Golden Niece’ grabs the back of De La Rosa’s head and uses her free arm for a nice FOREARM SMASH! 

Eve: Not just one Gavin! She’s continually hitting them now! All the way backing the ‘Painmaker’ into the corner. He’s trying to block them to the best of his abilities but she’s still landing flush on the mark! Roberto gets a quick KNEE UP INTO HER GUT! 

Deadprez: Ouch! Veena nearly falls backwards as Roberto takes the chance to RUN TO AND NAIL A RUNNING KNEE TO THE SKULLLL OF VEENA ADAMS!!! ADAMS IS OUT! Roberto is going for the cover…!

ONEEEEEEE!!!

TWOOOOOOOOOOO!!

THREEEEEEEEEE-!

Gavin Kirkland: YES VEENA THE QUEEEENNN HAS KICKED OUT!!!! Veena has hung on for dear life as Roberto is confused; he’s infuriated at the fact he didn’t put this match away! Roberto has walked over to the corner of the ring… what’s he doing?

Eve: It looks like he’s stalking his prey waiting for her to get back up… which she is slowly doing right now!!! Veena is groggily standing on her feet and Roberto has started running towards her!! WHATEVER HE WAS GOING FOR DOESN’T MATTER SHE CATCHES HIM WITH A SPEAR! 

Gavin Kirkland: Oh my!!! She has cut him in half, Roberto has been folded like a pancake. This could be all she wrote, Veena lifts her arm over De La Rosa…!!!

ONEEEEEE!!!

TWOOO!!!

Deadprez: ALMOST!! This match could’ve been called then and there but it wasn’t. Man! What a back and forth effort from these two elitists! I’m not sure who’s walking away with the competitive edge…?! 

Eve: I couldn’t give an answer either as Veena looks to mount De La Rosa and starts raining down HOOKS AND JABS! Once more La Rosa is trying to block them but it’s not working…!! 

Gavin Kirkland: Woah! Roberto shifts the weight and he’s now the one on top! He’s raining down his own punches to Veena now! These two really have said anything you can do? I can do better!!! Veena is doing her best to avoid them but Roberto has landed some nasty rights!!!

Deadprez: De La Rosa let’s go here… he looks like he’s debating on what his next love should be. He’s debating how he should put this match away, looking at this match. I’m not sure he’ll be able to put Veena away with just a few more moves!

Eve: Roberto picks Veena up by her hair, and he’s tugging! That can’t feel nice at all on her scalp! Roberto has Adams in position under his arm and he’s lifting her up… THIS COULD BE!! THIS COULD BE THE DE LA ROSA CLASSIC HE’S GOING FOR!

Deadprez: Veena though manages to push past whatever he was going for and get out of it! Veena SLAPS ROBERTO IN THE FACE!!! That could’ve been a dire mistake, Roberto looks mad….

Eve: You think? He was just slapped! Veena needs to stop playing mind games and start playing real games. Roberto takes a hold of Veena by her hair and pushes her into the corner…. BEFORE DRIVING HIS SHOULDER INTO HER ABDOMEN!!! AND AGAIN!!!! AND AGAIN!!! THREE TIMES!!! Roberto is backing up and he’s going for what I assume to be a charged up fourth!!!!! 

Gavin Kirkland: It doesn’t matter what he was going for Veena puts her knee up and it connects with the skull of Roberto De La Rosa!!!! VEENA PUSHES DE LA ROSA INTO THE CORNER BUMPING THE REF!!! Hey, what’s going on now? Veena is yelling at Esmeralda??? Esmeralda has gotten herself up on the apron????!!!!

Deadprez: It looks like we’re having a cat fight here folks, Veena and Esmeralda are arguing back and forth!!! BUT VEENA NAILS ESMERALDA IN THE FACE WITH A FOREARM! 

Eve: Woahhhh this seems to have caught the attention of Roberto as he rushes over and PUSHES VEENA BACK TO CHECK ON ESMERALDA! 

Deadprez: Taking your eye off the prize will cost you!

Roberto De La Rosa (Off-Mic): What’s wrong with you, you stupid BLONDE PER….

Gavin Kirkland: YESS VEENA! HE DOES NOT GET TO FINISH HIS SENTENCE AS VEENA GETS HER ARM UNDER AND SHES GOING FOR A SCHOOLBOY PINFALL!!! 

ONEEEEEEEEE!!!! 

TWOOOOO!!!

THREEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!  

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

(‘7 Rings’ hits as Veena Adams rolls out of the ring quickly to make an escape from Roberto… Veena has a huge smile on her face mocking Roberto in the process. She wipes away the fake tears while walking up the ramp way…. De La Rosa looks furious!)

Gavin Kirkland: What a win here for Veena Adams huh?!?!?

Eve: She picked up the cheap victory in a cheap way and she’s mocking him like she earned something Gavin!!!

Deadprez: No such thing as a cheap win! Veena Adams came out on top tonight and that’s more than enough for me to give her praise! 

(Veena makes her way to the back… leaving an angry Roberto in the ring alone as the cameras fade elsewhere….) 

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

Kyra Phillips: Ladies and Gentlemen… Xander Payne.

(Xander comes into shot, a mixed reaction from the crowd greeting the ‘Best Wrestler in the World’.)

Kyra Phillips: Xander, last week you and Impact…

Xander Payne: If you are going to say that we beat our opponents… don’t. There was a certain inevitability around last week that doesn’t bear focusing on. What you should be focusing on is that one again Xander Payne showed that he is the ‘best wrestler in the world’ and pretty much carried the main event.

Kyra Phillips: That not how it looked to me

Xander Payne: No, and it wouldn’t, would it? You’re one of those still waiting at the station. Hesitating, and not jumping on the Xander Payne bandwagon. Ignorant to the truth staring you in the face.

Kyra Phillips: That truth being?

Xander Payne: For you, and those like you… once AGAIN. It’s getting quite tiresome and highly repetitive. I am the very best on Showdown, and NO ONE can touch me. What I do, no others can. Not Impact or Kassidy Heart, not Jake Smith or Jack Ripley, and certainly not Adam Lucas. No one.

Kyra Phillips: I’m sure there are many that would disagree with that.

Xander Payne: Yes, and that doesn’t surprise me either. After all, anyone that doesn’t think themselves capable of hanging with me doesn’t deserve their place in this company. You can think, you can believe, but of course it doesn’t make it true.

Kyra Phillips: Let’s talk about your match at Midsummer Massacre, against two of those individuals that you have already mentioned, Jake Smith and Adam Lucas

Xander Payne: OK…

(There is a momentary pause, both waiting for the other to speak. Kyra looks towards the camera, unsure what to do. Whilst Xander never takes his eyes off her, as if waiting for a question.)

Kyra Phillips: So, do you have any thoughts?

Xander Payne: Oh, I’m sorry. I thought when you led with that, I was going to get a question that was a little more intriguing.

Kyra Phillips: I’m sorry to disappoint you.

Xander Payne: Don’t worry, I’m used to it. But to answer your question, it would be remiss of me to say anything other than Jake Smith and Adam Lucas are two of the very best on Showdown. I admit, their skills are more than adequate but you see it doesn’t matter because I am, say it with me, the best in the world. I’m sure the EAW fanbase are salivating at the possibility of a five-star match that steals Midsummer Massacre. But the fact of the matter is the only person stealing the show at that event will be me.

(Kyra nods her head, understanding at least what he was saying.)

Kyra Phillips: But surely you see it as a huge opportunity to place yourself at the front of the queue when it comes to the Answers World Championship. After all, you do say that you are superior to Impact when it pertains to between the ropes.

Xander Payne: I know it’s easy to say the words, after all Jack Ripley has made a career out of it. The proof is in the pudding so to speak.

(Kyra stops herself from doing a ‘weight’ gag, and just listens.)

Xander Payne: So therefore, I’m going to prove it by wrestling my opponent to their skills and their strengths. I’m going to wrestle THEIR way, and then beat them at their own game.

Kyra Phillips: And that proves you superior?

Xander Payne: It does. By proving what they can do, Xander Payne does better. It will show just how versatile I am, and how I can adapt to any circumstance and what my opponent, whoever they are, throws at me. And ultimately, it will show that I will do whatever it takes to become a world champion, and that starts at Midsummer Massacre, in front of the eyes of the world.

Kyra Phillips: Considering who your opponents are, that is quite a tall order.

(Xander chuckles to himself, but maintains his composure, and the smirk on his face.)

Xander Payne: As I have already stated, Adam Lucas and Jake Smith are no doubt ‘competent’ at what they do. Both have shown that they have all the tools necessary to have at least an above average career. I mean, Adam Lucas has gained himself a reputation for blowing up in the big matches and bottling it whenever he gets close to claiming success. Plus, I know from experience that his fiancée Bethany hits a whole lot harder than he ever will. Jake Smith did well at the Cash in the Vault, but let’s face it, that’s his only claim to fame, and the only reason he is here and able to experience the thrill of wrestling me. Would anyone be talking about him if he didn’t hold the briefcase?

(Xander shakes his head at Kyra.)

Xander Payne: Would anyone be talking about Adam Lucas if he wasn’t Hawk’s favorite ‘go to’ guy? Or if his fiancée wasn’t the Empress of Elite?

(He shakes his head again.)

Xander Payne: Facts are fact Kyra, Jake has always been in my shadow, and Adam… well, he’s just Adam, isn’t he? Harmless really. Both have their fans, both may have a modicum of success, but are either of them at the same level as Xander Payne? Not a chance. They shouldn’t be embarrassed though Kyra, because no one is. That is how you get to call yourself the best in the world. And no one can prove otherwise.

Kyra Phillips: So, I guess you are confident you will win the triple threat?

(Xander rolls his eyes.)

Xander Payne: I’m always confident, no matter who I face. This match will be no different. It’s going to be nice to sit back tonight and watch Jake and Adam go out of their way to impress me. To try and show that our match at the Free-Per-View isn’t the foregone conclusion it most definitely is. Not gonna lie, it won’t be easy, it should never be easy. But it is inevitable. And the sooner Jake and Adam recognize it, the better. Now, if you would excuse me… it’s time to prove that I’m also the best commentator in the world.

(Xander walks off down the corridor, Kyra watching him go as the scene fades.)

(The camera fades back to the show with Gina Romano stands in the middle of the ring with a microphone in her hand. )

Gina Romano: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, PLEASE WELCOME, EAW HALL OF FAMER… KASSIDY HEART!

( ‘Partition (Smearcase Trap Remix)’ by Beyoncé plays throughout the arena as Kassidy Heart makes her way down to the commentary table and joins Gavin Kirkland, Eve & Deadprez. )

Gavin Kirkland: Hey, Kas-

Kassidy Heart (Off-Mic): Shut up or I’ll kill you, Gavin.

Gavin Kirkland: :mjcry:

Eve: :mjlol:

Gina Romano: THE FOLLOWING CONTEST AS A TWENTY MINUTE TIME LIMIT AND IT IS SCHEDULED FOR….

Crowd: ONE FALL!

Gina Romano: INTRODUCING FIR-

???: Ahem.

Gavin Kirkland: What?

Deadprez: :comeagain:

Eve: Is that-

(Gina Romano and the crowd look to the stage following an unknown voice in confusion. The crowd starts to rain down a negative reaction once Demi Knorr makes her way out to the ring. )

Demi Knorr: Good evening, Asuncion…. MY NAME IS MISS DEMI KNORR IT IS AN HONOR FOR ME TO WELCOME YOUR FAVORITE SHOWDOWN GENERAL MANAGER THAT EVERYONE HERE ARE VERY THRILLED TO MEET HIM!

Crowd: BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!

Demi Knorr: INTRODUCING FROM MONTRÉAL, QUÉBEC, CANADA! WEIGHING IN AT 220 POUNDS! HE IS THE ARCHIVIST! RYAN… JOSEPH… WILSON!!!

( ‘The Only Thing They Fear Is You’ by Mick Gordon plays throughout the arena as Ryan Wilson comes out with an evil smirk on his face. Ryan gives Demi a thumb-up then walks down from the stage over to the ring. )

Gavin Kirkland: Well folks, that was a welcome that didn’t make the audience feel very welcome. Regardless, Tonight, Ryan wants to prove he’s a good Disney villain and can make Hendi impressed in him! And here, Jack Ripley is the first thing for him to make a proof!

Eve: Ryan is really serious about things like this, in my opinion. However, even if that is what he really wants, I hope it will benefit the relationship contract between EAW and Disney.

Deadprez: Ryan’s commitment this time may not seem like something that makes any sense to wrestling, but when it comes to working with Disney, I also hope to see good results from this man.

(Ryan roams around the ring and warms up as ‘Blue World’ by Mac Miller plays throughout the arena as Jack Ripley makes his way down to the ring in a fighter mood. Jack looks down at Kassidy while he is making his way down from the stage. Jack turns his attention to Ryan in the ring then he enters )

Gina Romano: AND HIS OPPONENT, FROM LAS VEGAS, NEVADA!… WEIGHING IN AT 205 POUNDS!!!… HE’S A ‘STRAIGHT SHOOTER’ !!!!… JACKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK… RIPLEYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!

Eve: Here comes Jack Ripley! At this moment, Jack’s only goal is Kassidy, and he seems to be refusing to give up on her soon to prove that she is wrong about him.

Deadprez: Jack is the man who wants to prove that he is ‘Face of Showdown’ and it’s nobody but him. I think that’s the reason why Jack started this between Kassidy and her. 

Gavin Kirkland: You know, Having Jack as ‘Face of Showdown’ is not a bad idea-

Kassidy Heart (Off-Mic): :francis:

Gavin Kirkland: Sorry!

(DING DING DING!!!)

Eve: The singles match between Jack Ripley and Ryan Wilson has officially started! These two great competitors looked ready today, especially Jack, who wanted to send a message to Kassidy Heart. THE BELL RINGS AS RYAN WASTES NO TIME. RYAN CHARGES AT JACK AND GOES FOR ‘SUPERMAN PUNCH 2.0’!!! BUT JACK CATCHES RYAN’S RIGHT ARM, AND TAKES HIM DOWN TO THE MAT. JACK HOPS BACK TO HIS FEET AND RUNS DOWN FOR ‘BELIEVE IT OR NOT!’ !!!

Gavin Kirkland: Well that is not close for Jack! RYAN CATCHES HIM WITH BOTH HIS KNEES AND ROLLS JACK UP! JACK QUICKLY KICKS OUT BEFORE THE REFEREE STARTS TO COUNT. BOTH MEN RISES BACK TO THEIR FEET AND JACK STEPS UP TO RYAN WITH ‘YOU’LL FLOAT TOO!’ !!!! RYAN MOVES OUT OF HIS WAY, GOES BEHIND AND LIFTS JACK UP FOR ‘LA BOMBE BLEU’ !!!-

Deadprez: JACK ESCAPES WITH A BACK ELBOW TO RYAN’S FACE. JACK LANDS ON HIS FEET AND SENDS A STIFF CHOP TO RYAN’S CHEST! JACK DIDN’T WASTE HIS TIME IN THE SLIGHTEST AND RUSHES TO THE ROPES. JACK BOUNCES OFF THE ROPES BUT RYAN CATCHES JACK WITH AN ENZUIGIRI KICK! JACK STUMBLES DOWN TO HIS KNEES BUT RYAN RISES BACK TO HIS FEET AND SNATCHES JACK FOR A GUTWRENCH SUPLEX! 

Eve: But no matter how hard he tried, Jack could find his way out in the end. AS RYAN LIFTS HIM INTO THE AIR, JACK SQUIRMS AND LANDS BEHIND RYAN. JACK PULLS RYAN BY HIS HAIR FROM BEHIND AND TAKES HIM DOWN WITH AN INVERTED DDT! RYAN IS ATTACKED FROM BEHIND WHICH GIVES JACK A CHANCE TO DEAL MORE DAMAGE TO HIS OPPONENT. AFTER BEATING RYAN PROBABLY, JACK TAKES RYAN OUTSIDE THE RING WITH HIM AS JACK SLIDES THROUGH UNDER THE BOTTOM ROPE AND PULLS RYAN DOWN WITH HIM. JACK HURRIEDLY LIFTS RYAN AND THROWS HIS FACE INTO THE RING’S POLE! 

Gavin Kirkland: Ryan is currently in danger but I believe he will be able to make a comeback in this match against Jack Ripley. Jack shows no signs of backing away from Ryan. Jack grabs Ryan and proceeds to send Ryan down to the barricade! Ryan’s spine was severely crushed before Ryan fell to the concrete in pain. Jack walks coldly toward Ryan before throwing him back into the ring. Jack hops up to the apron and waits for Ryan to return to his feet…

Deadprez: JACK JUMPS DOWN TO RYAN FOR A SLINGSHOT DDT BUT RYAN CATCHES JACK IN A MID-AIR WITH A DROPKICK!!! JACK’S FACE IS BUMPED INTO A DROPKICK!!! RYAN SWIFTLY PICKS HIM BACK TO HIS FEET AND THEN LANDS HIM WITH A NORTHERN LIGHT SUPLEX!!! RYAN HOOKS JACK’S LEG AND GOES FOR A COVER!! 

ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!

TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!

Eve: Jack Ripley with a kick out! 

Eve: Jack Ripley with a kick out! Tonight, if Ryan wants to prove that he could be a great Disney villain, then this is his test to impress Heidi, even if Jack doesn’t have the goal of wanting to do that. Ryan pulls Jack back to his feet and throws him into the corner. Ryan runs down and looks for a corner attack, but Jack rolls out of his way, moves to the side, rolls Ryan down to his knees and sends a kick to the side of his head! Jack quickly gets up to his feet, seizes Ryan under his guard and takes him down with a Snap Suplex!-

Gavin Kirkland: Oh wait! Ryan grabs the referee to stop Jack from taking him down with a Snap Suplex! Let him go, Ryan!-

Deadprez: RYAN PULLS AND THROWS THE REFEREE AT JACK. JACK CATCHES HIM AND LOOKS AT HIM IN CONFUSION BUT RYAN QUICKLY SENDS A SPINNING HEEL KICK ACROSS JACK’S FACE!!! RYAN THROWS THE REFEREE AWAY FROM JACK AND GOES FOR A ROLL-UP!!

Eve: INSTEAD, JACK ROLLS BACK TO HIS FEET, SNATCHES RYAN BY HIS HEAD AND A TORNADO DDT BY RYAN, SPIKING HIS HEAD TO THE MAT!!! Ryan is down but jack is not done.. Jack grabs Ryan and throws him again through the ropes to the outside of the ring. Jack goes under the top rope, leans on the pole while standing on the apron and waits patiently for Ryan to get back to his feet….

Gavin Kirkland: JACK JUMPS DOWN TO RYAN AND GOES FOR A HURRICARANA FROM THE APRON BUT RYAN CATCHES HIM!!! RYAN LIFTS HIM UP AND SENDS HIS BACK CRASHING DOWN TO THE BARRICADE WITH A RUNNING POWERSLAM!!!! 

Deadprez: Jack cries out in pain but smiles on Ryan’s face. Ryan slowly roses again after successfully landing Jack. Ryan begins to pull Jack up again before tossing Jack, sending his gut to the edge of our commentary table! Ryan isn’t done yet, He proceeds to grab Jack and sends his back crashing down to the apron! After all that, Ryan ends it by sending Jack down to the steel steps! This isn’t good for Jack at all, but Jack probably won’t take much time to recover to pay Ryan back in even more pain soon. Ryan throws Jack back inside the ring before rushing to climb the top turnbuckle.

Eve: A BEAUTIFUL WHISPER IN THE WIND BY RYA- JACK CATCHES RYAN WITH BOTH KNEES LIFTING HIGH AND RYAN LANDS HIS BACK ON THEM!! JACK PULLS RYAN DOWN WITH A ROLL-UP AND GOES FOR A PIN!!!

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

TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!

Gavin Kirkland: Ryan Wilson kicks out in time!

Deadprez: This was considered almost no one dared to give up on anyone, especially Jack, do whatever it takes to signal disaster for Kassidy who is watching him here with us. Jack slowly rises to his feet again after countering Ryan in time. Jack pulls Ryan by his hair before sending him into the corner again. Jack runs up and looks for a Double Running Knee Strike to Ryan at the corner! Ryan moves out of his way, rolls under Jack’s legs, quickly hops back to his feet and sends Jack down to the mat with a Russian Legsweep!…

Eve: Ryan continues his progress on Jack by rolling Jack down, making him face the floor and going for STF! It’s definitely locked! Ryan now controls his opponent as he wants, but Jack doesn’t seem to back down in the slightest! Jack cries out in pain as Ryan uses all his strength to make Jack give up. Jack tries to crawl and stretches his hand to catch the bottom rope not far away from him…

Gavin Kirkland: RYAN LETS HIM OFF GO, PULLS JACK AWAY FROM THE BOTTOM ROPE AND TURNS JACK DOWN WITH A SCORPION CROSSLOCK BUT JACK USES BOTH FEET AND PUSHES RYAN AWAY FROM HIM. RYAN HITS THE ROPES. HE BOUNCES BACK AND JACK QUICKLY RISES BACK TO HIS FEET TO CATCH RYAN WITH A BELLY-TO-BACK SUPLEX!!! 

Deadprez: Jack is about to go for a pin but Ryan quickly rolls underneath the bottom rope down to the outside of the ring again. Ryan spends his time trying to recover, but Jack slowly sneaks behind Ryan before swinging Ryan down to the barricade! Jack quickly grabs him again and sends Ryan down to the concrete floor with a Snap Suplex! 

Eve: Both sides were hurt and Kassidy seems to have nothing to do but sit quietly, watching. Jack is the one who took a hit on Ryan which allowed him to get back to his feet first. Jack gets back to both knees and looks at Kassidy. He stops looking at her before returning to his feet and walking over to Ryan. Jack picks Ryan back to his feet and sends him into the barricade once again! Jack looks at Kassidy after sending Ryan to the barricade and then throws him back inside the ring. 

Gavin Kirkland: Jack gets back into the ring and Ryan still looks hurt from the impact outside. Jack walks over to Ryan before grabbing him. Jack sends a stiff chop that sounds like a gunshot. It hit Ryan’s chest, causing him to cry out in pain loudly! Jack puts Ryan back into the corner and gives Ryan another one! 

Deadprez: JACK SPITS TO HIS HAND AND GOES FOR ANOTHER ONE BUT RYAN DUCKS UNDER, CAUSING JACK CHOPS THE TURNBUCKLE!! JACK SHAKES HIS HAND IN PAIN AND TRIES TO RECOVER AS FAST AS HE CAN BUT RYAN RUNS BACK AT JACK. RYAN SENDS A KNEE TO JACK’S GUT AND SPIKES HIM WITH A DDT!!! \\

Eve: RYAN QUICKLY GOES UNDER THE TOP ROPE AND DIVES DOWN ON JACK AS HE LANDS A SPRINGBOARD LEG DROP ON HIM!!! A SPRINGBOARD LEG DROP LANDS ON JACK’S NECK AND RYAN GOES FOR A PIN!!

ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!

TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!

THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!

Gavin Kirkland: Jack Ripley kicks out- 

Deadprez: Ryan pulls Jack back to his feet after he is kicked out. Jack lifts him up and brings him down to the mat with a sidewalk slam! Jack is in no mood to let Ryan take a little break and relentlessly charges into Ryan’s face with a cluster of punches! 

Eve: Jack hurts Ryan badly, but the referee also tries to stop him. The referee is about to count, but Jack lets Ryan go and ends up stomping on Ryan’s face. Jack doesn’t care much about what the referee has to say. Jack picks Ryan back to his feet and sends him to the ropes. Jack looks to catch Ryan with an arm drag but Ryan uses both arms to hold down the top rope. Jack misses it and runs down to Ryan… RYAN MOVES OUT OF HIS WAY. JACK STOPS HIMSELF IN TIME BEFORE HITTING THE ROPES. JACK TURNS AROUND AND RYAN SEIZES JACK FOR A BULLDOG!! 

Gavin Kirkland: Ryan takes Jack down with a bulldog and picks him back to his feet again. Ryan aims at the corner behind him and sends Jack’s shoulder right into the ring’s pole! As Ryan goes to the apron with Jack, Jack falls to the apron. Jack tries to get back to his feet while he is on the apron. RYAN GRABS JACK FOR A SNAP SUPLEX ON THE APRON BUT JACK STRUGGLES!! JACK STRUGGLES AND LANDS ON HIS FEET; JACK PUSHES RYAN AWAY AND GOES FOR ‘DAYLIGHT SLAYING TIME’!!!!…

Deadprez: RYAN CATCHES HIS KNEE!! RYAN CATCHES JACK’S KNEE, PUSHES IT AWAY, GRABS HIM AND TAKES HIM DOWN WITH A BRAINBUSTER ON THE APRON!!! JACK ESCAPES BY LANDING ON HIS FEET BEHIND RYAN ONCE AGAIN!! JACK QUICKLY POPS DOWN TO OUTSIDE AND USES HIS RIGHT-HAND TRIPS RYAN ON THE APRON!! RYAN LANDS HIS BACK ON THE APRON!! JACK GRABS RYAN AND THROWS HIM DOWN TO THE WALKWAY… 

Eve: RYAN TRIES TO GET BACK TO HIS FEET AND JACK GOES FOR ‘YOU’LL FLOAT TOO’ AT RYAN BUT RYAN MOVES OUT OF HIS WAY, CATCHES JACK AND SENDS HIM DOWN TO THE WALKWAY WITH ‘LE CRABE DU QUÉBEC’ !!!!!!!!!! ITS WORKED THIS TIME!! RYAN GOT HIM AND HE QUICKLY GETS BACK INSIDE THE RING WHILE JACK MIGHT NOT GET BACK TO HIS FEET ANYTIME SOON! 

Referee: ONE!…

TWO!…

THREE!…

FOUR!…

Eve: The referees start counting due to the delay in Jack’s recovery. Ryan is currently resting in the ring, but Jack rises to his feet even though he’s not in the best shape after taking Ryan’s signature…

Referee: FIVE!…

SIX!….

SEVEN!….

Gavin Kirkland: Now Jack is trying to crawl into the ring to get back up as quickly as possible but can he do it???..

EIGHT!-

Deadprez: He did it! Jack gets back inside the ring in time-

Eve: FROG SPLASH!! FROG SPLASH OUT OF NOWHERE FROM RYAN WILSON ON JACK RIPLEY’S BACK!!! RYAN ROLLS HIM UP AS HE GOES FOR A PIN!! WOULD THIS BE IT BETWEEN THESE TWO???

ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!

TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!

THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!

Gavin Kirkland: JACK RIPLEY WITH A KICKOUT! THIS KICK-OUT UPSET RYAN WITH HIS TIRED AND DISSATISFIED EXPRESSION THAT HE IS YET TO PUT JACK RIPLEY DOWN! 

Eve: Still unable to defeat Jack, Ryan had a lot for him to take down his adversary today. Ryan begins to stand up and look at Jack with malice in his eyes. Jack grabs the middle rope and pulls himself back to his feet… RYAN SPRINTS DOWN WITH AN UPPERCUT QUÉBÉCOIS AT JACK BUT JACK RUNS UP TO RYAN INSTEAD AND ‘DAYLIGHT SLAYING TIME’ TO RYAN!!!…

Deadprez: RYAN MOVES OUT OF HIS WAY TO THE SIDE. JACK TURNS HIS ATTENTION BACK TO RYAN AND RYAN COMES AT JACK WITH A SUPERKICK TO JACK’S JAW, AND FOLLOWS WITH A HIGH KNEE TO HIS JAW AND LOOKS TO PROCEED WITH A DISCUS LARIAT TO BRING JACK DOWN WITH ‘THE FOUR-HIT COMBO’ BUT JACK WITH A SPINNING BACK KICK ACROSS RYAN’S JAW!!….

Gavin Kirkland: RYAN FAINTS BUT HE TURNS AROUND TO HIT THE LAST NAIL IN THE COFFIN WITH A STIFF HEADBUTT AT JACK!! TWO COMPETITORS ON BOTH SIDES FELL IN A DAZE AND PAIN! WHAT A MATCH THAT HAS BEEN THROUGH, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN!!!!

( The audience is becoming more excited about the competition than ever. The two of them fall to the mat and look totally tired. Jack looks absolutely DECKED from that stiff headbutt while Ryan Wilson tries his best to crawl down and reach the bottom rope. )

Eve: Both men are totally out, but it seems Ryan is the first one to be back to his feet. Ryan pulls the middle rope and turns his attention back to Jack, who just got back to his knees…. 

Gavin Kirkland: RYAN CHARGES JACK WITH A RUNNING KNEE BUT JACK RISES BACK TO HIS FEET IN TIME AND CATCHES RYAN WITH AN ARM DRAG!! RYAN GETS BACK TO HIS FEET IN PAIN AND JACK CONNECTS RYAN WITH A DOUBLE KNEE BACKBREAKER!!! JACK HOOKS RYAN’S LEG AND GOES FOR A COVER!!

ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!

TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!

THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!

Deadprez: RYAN WILSON KICKS OUT! HE KICKS OUT-

Eve: JACK PICKS HIM BACK TO HIS FEET INSTANTLY RIGHT AFTER HE KICKED OUT… ‘RIPPLE EFFECT’ !!!!!!!!!!

Gavin Kirkland: WAIT MINNIE WAIT! JUST WAIT! 

Deadprez: RYAN STRUGGLES AND LANDS ON HIS FEET!! HE ESCAPES, PICKS JACK FROM BEHIND AND SENDS HIM DOWN TO THE MAT QUICKLY WITH A SWINGING NECKBREAKER!! JACK IS DOWN BUT RYAN IS NOT DONE. 

Eve: RYAN GETS BACK TO HIS FEET QUICKLY AND NAILS JACK WITH ‘CHEMIN DE CROIX’!!! CRUCIFIX POWERBOMB BY RYAN WILSON ON JACK RIPLEY!! RYAN DROPS DOWN FOR A PIN!! WOULD THIS BE IT?????

ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!

TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!

THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!

Eve: JACK RIPLEY GETS HIS SHOULDER UP, LEAVES RYAN MAD BY THE INCIDENT THAT JUST HAPPENED AGAINST HIM! 

( Ryan looks completely upset about what just happened as his reaction turns out to be him punching the mat repeatedly and hardly. Ryan tries to ask the referee but the referee makes it clear for him. Ryan gets back to his feet, walks over to the referee and talks to him in a bad mood. )

Ryan Wilson (Off-Mic): THAT WAS THREE, WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU???

Referee: Look man, it was two, that what I g-

Ryan Wilson (Off-Mic): HEY! HEY! YOU SHUT YOUR MOUTH, YOU LILO-LOOKING IDIOT! LOOK, I’M A FORMER SHOWDOWN GENERAL MANAGER AND THIS IS HOW YOU TREAT ME????? TELL ME! TELL ME, YOU SON OF A B-

Gavin Kirkland: Woah! Hey now! 

Eve: JACK RIPLEY IS BACK! JACK COMES FROM BEHIND, ROLLS RYAN UP BUT HE DOES NOT GO FOR A PINFALL! JACK SENDS RYAN DOWN TO HIS KNEES AND SENDS A KICK TO THE SIDE OF RYAN’S HEAD! JACK POPS BACK TO HIS FEET, PICKS UP RYAN AND LIFTS HIM FOR ‘RIPPLE EFFECT’ ONCE AGAI-

Deadprez: OH!

Gavin Kirkland: RYAN ESCAPES AGAIN THEN HE PUSHES JACK TO THE REFEREE! JACK ACCIDENTALLY HITS THE REFEREE AND CAUSES THE REFEREE TO FALL DOWN TO THE MAT! JACK TURNS AROUND TO RYAN AND RYAN WITH A LOW BLOW!! A MASSIVE LOW BLOW TO JACK! RYAN WITH A MAGISTRALE CRADLE ON JACK AND HE GOES FOR A COVER! THE REFEREE RETURNS TO THE MATCH AND STARTS TO COUNT! 

ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!

TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!

THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!

Deadprez: JACK RIPLEY SURPRISINGLY KICKS OUT!! WHAT???? HOW DID HE STILL KICK OUT???? RYAN CAN’T EVEN BELIEVE IT!!!

Eve: The fight continued and Ryan couldn’t resist what happened, no matter how bad he felt right now. At this point, Ryan was starting to look a lot angrier than the first. His vendetta against Jack grew even more from the beginning. Ryan slowly rises back to his feet, leans at the corner, and closely keeps his eyes on Jack. 

Gavin Kirkland: RYAN RUNS DOWN TO THE ROPES, BOUNCES OFF THE ROPES IN A HANDSPRING STYLE AND LOOKS FOR A LETHAL INJECTION!!-

Deadprez: AN INVERTED DDT!! AN INVERTED DDT!! JACK COUNTERS RYAN’S LETHAL INJECTION WITH AN INVERTED DDT IN A MID-AIR!! RYAN IS NOT GOING ANYWHERE, JACK RISES BACK TO HIS FEET…. ‘BELIEVE IT OR NOT’ !!!!

Eve: OH! A RIGHT BOOT KNOCKS JACK ALSO IN A MID-AIR!! RYAN LIFTS UP HIS BOOT IN TIME AND LETS JACK CRASH HIS CHIN ON IT!! RYAN BARELY GETS UP AND FALLBACK PINS JACK FROM BEHIND!!!

ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!

TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!

THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

Gavin Kirkland: JACK KICKS OUT AGAIN!! THAT WAS VERY CLOSE FOR RYAN!! 

Eve: RYAN TRIES TO GET BACK TO HIS FEET AND JACK IS COMING DOWN TO RYAN WITH ‘YOU’LL FLOAT TOO’ !!!!

Deadprez: RYAN DUCKS UNDER, ROLLS DOWN TO THE SIDE, RISES BACK TO HIS FEET, PUSHES JACK TO THE REFEREE ONCE AGAIN!! BUT JACK HALTS HIMSELF THIS TIME, BOTH MEN ARE SAF-

Gavin Kirkland: LOW BLOW FROM RYAN WILSON AGAI- WHAT?

Eve: JACK USES BOTH LEGS TO CATCH IT!! HE CATCHES RYAN WITH BOTH LEGS AND CLASPS ON RYAN’S RIGHT HAND!! JACK PULLS RYAN BACK AND THROWS HIM TO THE REFEREE INSTEAD!!! RYAN HITS THE REFEREE THIS TIME!!!

Deadprez: RYAN IS IN SHOCK WITH WHAT HE JUST ACCIDENTALLY DID BUT LESS THAN A SECOND, RYAN GETS HIS FIGHTER MOOD BACK, TURNS BACK AROUND TO JACK… ‘YOU’LL FLOAT TOO’ TO RYAN’S ONE-EYED TROUSER SNAKE!!! 

Gavin Kirkland: THAT CAUSES RYAN TO FEEL INTENSE PAIN THAT MADE HIM CRY OUT LOUD!!! RYAN HOLDS IT AND FALLS TO HIS KNEES…. 

Eve: JACK CARELESSLY SKIPS TO RYAN AND ‘YOU’LL FLOAT TOO’ ACROSS RYAN’S JAW!!! RYAN LOOKS TOTALLY OUT AS HE IMMEDIATELY FALLS TO THE MAT AND LOOKS COMPLETELY UNCONSCIOUS!!! JACK DROPS DOWN. THE REFEREE CRAWLS BACK AND STARTS TO COUNT!!!

ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!

TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!

THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!

( DING DING DING! )

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

( ‘Blue World’ by Mac Miller plays throughout the arena as Jack rolls away from Ryan and holds down his gut. )

Gavin Kirkland: A tough win for Jack Ripley against Ryan Wilson. Ryan really did it all for his role but well, your winner means your winner.

Deadprez: I can see how serious Ryan is towards this thing but it’s great to see him show some efforts but regardless, Jack wins this match to send a message to Kassidy.

Eve: Oh Kass-

( Kassidy gets out of her seat, enters the ring and looks down at Jack. Jack gets back to his feet and both of them start to stare down at each other…)

Gavin Kirkland: Hey, what the-

Deadprez: RYAN ATTACKS KASSIDY FROM BEHIND WITH A RUNNING KNEE STRIKE!! WHAT IN THE WORLD IS WRONG WITH THIS MAN???

( Kassidy falls down to the mat in pain and Ryan quickly rolls down to outside the ring. Jack then quickly reacts… )

Eve: ‘YOU’LL FLOAT TOO’ AT KASSIDY HEART FROM JACK RIPLEY!!! WHAT IS GOING ON????

(Jack, with eyes of murder, looks down at the unconscious Kassidy while Ryan is outside the ring, laughing at Kassidy. The final shot shows Jack looking at a lifeless body of Kassidy and poses then the scene fades to elsewhere backstage. ) 

(As the camera transitions backstage, the crowd cheer as it shows Adam Lucas walking with purpose already in his ring gear ready for his match to start soon in the Main Event. He heads over toward the ring, when he passes a corner and Lexi is there leaning against the wall in her wrestling gear as well, wearing her backwards ball cap, looking adorable as ever but of course, she is about as soft as a cactus. Adam stops and sighs, turning to her looking not only intense but ready for this match….)

Lexi: Hello partner.

Adam Lucas: Not now, Lexi. We have a match coming up, let’s get this over with and move on.

Lexi: You know we are Eskimo siblings, right.

(Adam doesn’t want to hear another word from her and starts walking away but she quickly grabs him by the arm, and he yanks it away….)

Lexi: I was joking! Ice breaker!?

Adam Lucas: Not even close! Do not touch me Lexi, lets get that out of the way right now! I already said it throughout the entire week that I am not happy about teaming with you and feel like I am going to be carrying the load much like Beth did with you and it’s too bad that you take that as an insult, but it is true and even you have admitted to it. I am willing and ready to win the match tonight all by myself if I must.

Lexi: NO! You don’t have to carry me or do anything yourself! How many times do I have to tell you how much I respect you and care about Bethany! I still love her, okay! Not in that way, you know what I mean.

Adam Cole: Actually, I don’t.

(Lexi lets out a huge grunt while pacing….)

Lexi: Okay…. Okay…. Let’s reset this right now! Listen to me closely, I am not your enemy! I love Bethany for what we shared, and she saved my life, I would not be here right now if it wasn’t for her and I get it, gives Bethany nuclear heat in the locker room because nobody likes me! I think I’m cute, right!?

Adam Lucas: Lexi…..

Lexi: Just tell me if I am cute or not!

Adam Lucas: You are very cute Lexi; your looks have nothing to do with this! It’s your approach and how you creep on me and women maybe, I don’t know but no one likes you because you are an overbearing little nuisance! I would call you a lot worse, but we are PG now! Listen to me closely alright? We have a very important tag team match that Bethany I am sure would want us both to work together and win. I don’t need the extra bull crap, alright!

Lexi: Am I talented!?

(Adam rolls his eyes….)

Adam Lucas: Yes, you are.

Lexi: Smart!?

Adam Lucas: Now you are pushing it.

Lexi: OMG… stop! Lie to me!

(A sigh slips out….)

Adam Lucas: Extremely smart.

Lexi: Okay. Do you trust me!?

Adam Lucas: NO! And I am not going to lie about that one, the answer is NO, I do not trust you Lexi, you can’t concentrate on the task at hand. I have asked you time and time again to leave me alone, to respect what Bethany and I have, to stay in your lane. If you want me to trust you then that is earned no given, simple as that.

Lexi: Then let me earn it!

(This time Adam looks a bit shocked but at the same time wasn’t really buying it, but nonetheless, he was ready, willing, and able to do whatever it took in order to get what he wanted out of her in the tag team match, to be his partner and carry her her own load.)

Adam Lucas: Then help me win tonight. No ice cream celebrations, no simping people like me or Limmy Monaghan, I know how much you hate Jake, but I don’t need that to become a huge distraction. Jake is the reason why I am not holding that Cash in the Vault briefcase, okay? He is, this has nothing to do with anything else. I know that Jake screwed you and Bethany over, played you both and pitted the two of you against each other but that is the past. Beth is not that woman anymore and I hope that neither are you. It’s bad enough that I am teaming and facing two individuals that can weaponize the intimacy of my future wife against me, but I promise you this Lexi, I don’t know Jake from Lexi from Holly if that continues, are we clear?

(Lexi nods….)

Lexi: I admire you.

Adam Lucas: What?

Lexi: I admire you because it takes a real man to not think about the woman he is about to spend the rest of his life with giving it to some sack of sh…. You know like Jake Smith first. You are a true man and I love you for it. I have your back out there tonight and I give you my word…. That I will make sure that I amt he best partner that you will ever have! See you out there!

(Lexi turns and walks off leaving Adam there watching her, seething some after what she said, as the camera pans back to Lexi who smiles as she skips away. The camera fades to the ring to Heidi Huxley and Hurricane Hawk.)

(The camera pans to Heid Huxley and Hurricane Hawk as both are standing in the middle of the ring. There is a table set up, Hurricane Hawk speaks….)

Hurricane Hawk: EAW Universe, fans of Showdown, everyone here in Paraguay! In exactly one week from tomorrow, we will all witness Midsummer Massacre, the first Free Per View under the Disney Banner in the EAW. It is a huge and momentous occasion. We have Jack Ripley against Kassidy Heart, a Triple Threat between Xander Payne, Adam Lucas and Jake Smith. Finally, the Answers World Championship will be on the line as Impact will defend the title for the first time since winning it against none other than Chris Elite!

(The crowd cheers at the sound of Chris’ name….)

Heidi Huxley: That is right, and we are about to do the official contract signing for one of the Main Events on the Midsummer Massacre card, so may I introduce to you right now, the challenger….. CHRIS ELITE!

(Invincible by Pop Smoke starts to play as the crowd gets to their feet and cheers. Chris Elite walks out to the ring, serious as he looks around and nods, high fiving some fans before getting to the ring, he enters, stands on the ropes and poses as he is peppered with camera flashes. Dropping down as he goes to sit at one end of the table.)

Heidi Huxley: Welcome Chris. May I introduce to you at this time…. He is the EAW World Champion for TEN TIMES…. IMPACT!

(The crowd boos as “M3tamorphosis” by Playboi Carti ft. Kid Cudi starts to play. Impact walks out slowly with the Answers World Championship draped over his shoulder. He looks around and smirks before he gets into the ring, staring at Chris Elite before sitting down on the other side of the table…..)

Hurricane Hawk: Gentlemen…. Thank you for joining us. This is a huge match for the Showdown brand between two of the very best. I take great pride in the roster we have constructed this season so far and look forward to seeing what you two do moving forward, but this is a marquee match that under the banner of Disney will really bring forth new and old fans alike. I have brought you out here in good faith!

Heidi Huxley: That is correct! This is the new culture! The Disney way and we are going to use Showdown as our platform! The safe space for the EAW to use as an example of what family friendly entertainment is all about and that is by first showing how we can bring two athletes together in signing a contract without the typical fight or someone getting thrown through a table. Hurricane Hawk is an incredible GM that understands the VISION. He gets what we are trying to do here and with that said, I would like to now look at both of these two top stars in the EAW and have them sign this contract to make their match official!

(The crowd cheers loudly as Heidi takes out a folder with a contract on it, she then places it in the middle of the table, before turning to Chris Elite.)

Hurricane Hawk: Before both of you sign this contract, I would like first as is customary to say a few things to each other. We are going to have a violent free contract signing here, there is no need for anyone to get physical, that happened last week in the tag team match. So Chris Elite, you are up first and then please sign the contract.

(Heidi slides the contract over, Chris Elite takes the mic and looks across at Impact….)

Chris Elite: You and I have a lot of history between each other, I don’t think that is any secret. We have gone up and down the road in the ring, with so much on the line in the past. The last few years before last season, seemed like a bit of a joke, even a blur. I found myself in a lot of trouble, not always accomplishing what I set out to do, which was frustrating to say the least, but at I knew that one day I would be back right here, ready to face a man like you in the ring and this time for the Answers World Championship. Karl, we have wrestled a thousand times over and none of that matters now man. We all remember the Grand Prix tag tournament, probably the last time anything that big was on the line and I walked out with the trophy. Grant it nothing came out of it, but whatever, semantics. This is different though, the chance to make a wrong into some rights. I ain’t perfect man, no one ever said that and I sure as heck don’t need some GAWD Contract to give me an advantage, but what I do know? Is that I have waited long enough for my time.

(The crowd cheers, they even start chanting…..)

Crowd: ELITE!!! ELITE!!!! ELITE!!!! ELITE!!!!!

Chris Elite: I appreciate that, I really do. You know, my partner turned a new leaf last season in Jake Smith, no one ever gave him credit and last week, you and Xander beat us, we all know why. But we aren’t gonna cry about it, we keep moving forward. Look, you can knock me down 999 times, I will get up 999 times and stay stood for the 1000. Everyone in this company knows what that Championship means and the people who held it. I am telling you this right now… I am coming for it and there isn’t a person who is gonna stop me from getting it.

(Chris grabs the pen and signs the contract, he then slides the folder over across the table at Impact who looks on with a smirk on his face.)

Heidi Huxley: Thank you so much for that Chris Elite! That is the Disney Spirit! Compassion! Chivalry and bravery! All traits that Mr. Elite here holds. Now Impact, you are next.

(Impact doesn’t say anything for a moment, then he grabs the contract, and he signs it much to the surprise of everyone, sliding it to Heidi.)

Heidi Huxley: You have nothing to say?

Impact: Oh, I have plenty to say but I wanted to sign the contract for, so we are all on the same page. Chris, you don’t bother me. I am neither sympathetic or apathetic to the challenge. I look at you and what I see is a desperate man, Chris. You’re right, you have been an underachiever for most of the past few seasons before last year, maybe it was the nostalgia that drove the point home with the whole EAW 15 shtick or maybe it had to do with so much more, like the fact you were never on my level and were always mid.

(Chris Elite slowly sits up from his chair. Heidi looks a bit nervous, as Hurricane Hawk tries to back her up.)

Impact: I wasn’t impressed or shocked by your challenge, I also wasn’t saddened because you see Chris, you’re the itch I have to scratch again and again and again. It boggles my mind sometimes when I look at a man with so much power like yourself and yet you’re powerless, that speaks volumes Chris, it really does. But in order for you to be the Answers World Championship, you need a lot more than what you are showing now and why? This title demands it. Just look at the last what…. Four champions alone. Jamie O’Hara, Jack Ripley, Kassidy Heart and TLA, all Hall of Famers or future Hall of Famers, now grant it, so are you but I think a lot of times the EAW likes to give out some charity, that is why guys like you and Jake Smith exist. But see, Chris, when it comes to the EAW and the Answers Worlds Champion there is only ONE TEN TIME and that is me. I’m a foundation, not a cornerstone. I am a trendsetter, not a gimmick. I am a leader, not a follower. I am the reason half these punks in this industry are wrestlers, not some flashy, fly by night, idiot like yourself that doesn’t even know what power is. See, I do, and you are looking at it. So, there is your contract, signed, sealed, and delivered. If you will excuse me now, I have better things to do with my time.

(Impact stands up and so does Chris Elite, Heidi Huxley gets in between both….)

Heidi Huxley: I NEED FOR BOTH OF YOU TO END THIS NOW AND GET OUT OF THE RING! We are a family program, and we will not have this type of behavior!

(Chris though smirks….)

Chris Elite: That’s funny you say that Impact because everyone knows that you have one foot in the grave and another on a banana peel. Listen to me closely, hope the hearing aid works. That title is coming to me. Don’t act like you didn’t hit a snag either, we all do that is the beauty of this business, but all it takes is a couple of matches and opportunities and suddenly you are right back where he needs to be, and that is me. Call me whatever you want…. After Sunday? You can call me champ.

(The crowd roars as Chris drops the mic in front of Impact and turns to walk off, Impact though charges Chris as Hurricane Hawk pulls Heidi Huxley out of the way int his arms but…..)

Deadprez: BOX OFFICE SMASH!!!! CHRIS ELITE HIT IMPACT WITH THE BOX OFFICE SMASH AND IMPACT GOES DOWN!

Eve: CHRIS PICKS UP THE MIC!

Chris Elite: Sorry Ms. Huxley…. But sometimes Disney is kinda violent.

(Chris picks up Impact…..)

Gavin Kirkland: FOR THE SAKE OF MICKEY MOUSE WHO IS HERE TONIGHT…. DON’T!!!!!

(CRASH!!!!!)

Deadprez: IMAPCT WAS JUST POWERBOMBED THROUGH THE TABLE AND LAID OUT! LOOK AT CHRIS ELITE, HE HOLDS UP THE ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP! IS THAT WHAT WE WILL SEE COME MIDSUMMER MASSACRE!

Eve: THE CONTRATC IS SIGNED AND THE MESSAGE WAS SENT!!! HEID HUXLEY IS NOT HAPPY!

(Invincible by Pop Smoke starts to play as Chris Elite holds up the Answers World Championship in the air while Impact lays in the table rubble. Heidi looks on furious as Hurricane Hawk screams at Chris Elite to leave the ring, he smiles though and possess as the fans continue to cheer, fading into the last commercial break of the night.)

(The camera returns to from the commercial break to ringside where Gina Romano is standing in the middle of the ring with a microphone in hand, ready to announce the final match of the evening. )

Gina Romano: Ladies and gentlemen, this next contest WITH TV TIME REMAINING is a tag team match scheduled for ONE FALL!

Crowd: ONE FALL!

(“Polaris” by BLUE ENCOUNT starts playing as the crowd goes absolutely crazy in cheers for Jake Smith and Holly Arrow as they enter the arena. In Holly’s hand is a leash leading to the floor where we see Josh, who is making his return as they head to the ring. )

Gina Romano: Introducing first! Making their way to the ring. Being accompanied by Josh. They are the team of “MR. AND MRS. CASH IN THE VAULT” JAKE SMITH AND HOLLY ARROW!

Deadprez: Welcome back to Showdown and it is MAIN EVENT TIME! Tag team action on deck and here we see the couple Jake Smith and Holly Arrow making their way to the ring. And look who’s back with his mom and dad. Josh the dog has made his return to EAW. We can’t forget who has joined us at the broadcast table. The third man in Midsummer Massacre’s Triple Threat Match. EAW Hall of Famer and the… “Best Wrestler in the World” Xander Payne. Thank you for joining us.

Xander Payne: Of course. Not only am I the Best Wrestler in the World. Tonight, I am going to show why I can also be the Best Commentator in the World.

Eve: Gee… thanks. We can’t wait to hear what you have to say for this match. 

Xander Payne: This is going to be an interesting match. I have two questions to start. When did Holly and Jake get married? Or does Gina Romano know something we don’t. Second, why is that furball getting a ring introduction?

Gavin Kirkland: The family that stays together heads to the ring together? Who knows. But what we all know is that this match is going to be good. The men have been fighting nonstop since the season began and the women had a little confrontation last week. Now it’s time for the talking to stop and the fighting to begin.

(Holly quickly hands Josh over to the timekeeper before joining Jake in the ring. The two take their corner as Jake’s entrance music fades off. After a moment of silence, “You Know My Name” by Chris Cornell starts playing as a mixed reaction comes from the crowd as Adam Lucas enters the arena. Not far behind Adam is Lexi, who is glaring at Holly from the top )

Gina Romano: Introducing their opponents. They are the team of “THE NEXT LEVEL” ADAM LUCAS AND “THE MOTOR CITY MACHINE GUN” LEXI!

Deadprez: Now this team is a case of strange be… roommates. Lexi wants to be friends with Adam, but Adam could care less about Lexi. It is going to be interesting to see how these two can work together. IF these two can work together. 

Xander Payne: To be honest, I’m not sure how anybody can work with Adam Lucas. But that’s just my opinion.

Eve: There are a lot of combustible elements in this match and it could explode at any second. This match could go either way and it looks like Lexi doesn’t want to wait! Ref better hurry and call for the bell.

(Lexi storms into the ring and makes a beeline for Holly, but Adam catches her at the last moment and pushes her into their corner. The referee makes sure that both teams are calm enough to start the match and not begin with a brawl. As soon as that happens, the referee calls for the bell.)

(DING! DING! DING!)

Deadprez: Here we go! Tag team main event is underway! Lexi wants to start against Holly Arrow, but Adam just shoves Lexi to the corner. It looks like it will be Adam Lucas and Jake Smith starting this match

Xander Payne: Look at them. The bell just rang and Adam and Jake already looked ready to fight. If they destroy each other now, they are just going to give me the victory at Midsummer Massacre.

Gavin Kirkland: That could certainly happen but we have a lock up in the center of the ring. The bigger and more powerful Adam Lucas takes advantage with a side headlock, but Jake Smith gets free and counters into a hammerlock. ADAM LUCAS WITH AN ELBOW TO THE SIDE OF THE HEAD!

Eve: Jake Smith staggered as he is whipped into the ropes. Jake rebounds and ducks the Adam Lucas clothesline and hits the ropes on the other side and HE TAKES ADAM LUCAS DOWN WITH A HEADSCISSOR TAKEOVER! LUCAS SENT FOR THE RIDE!

Xander Payne: Leave it to Jake Smith to somehow turn this match into his favor early on. Adam is back up and Jake takes him down with a clothesline. Jake won’t be able to do that to me. Hope he realizes that.

Deadprez: Jake now hits the ropes AND GOES FOR THE ELBOW DROP, BUT ADAM ROLLS OUT OF THE WAY AND JAKE FINDS NOTHING BUT CANVAS! Jake holding his elbow as he gets back to his feet, BUT ADAM COMES FROM BEHIND WITH A QUICK ROLLUP! SHOULDERS ARE DOWN!

ONNNNNNNNNEEEEEEE!

TW–

Gavin Kirkland: Jake up at one and Adam has the side headlock on Jake. Listen to Lexi on the apron. She wants in this match!

Lexi: (off-mic) ADAM! TAG ME IN! I WANT HIM! GIVE ME HIM! GIVE ME HIM!

Eve: I think Lexi wants to possibly impress Adam and get on his good side. Adam rolls his eyes and pulls Jakes towards his corner and lets Lexi tag into the match.

(TAG!)

Deadprez: Lexi now in the match and she comes off the second rope and LEXI WITH AN AX HANDLE FROM THE SECOND ROPE! Lexi is in control BUT NOT FOR LONG AS JAKE JUST CLOBBERS HER WITH A SHOULDER TACKLE!

Xander Payne: With almost 100 pounds in weight difference, it was only a matter of time before a reverse of fortune would happen. Now that Lexi is in the ring, Holly Arrow has her arm out and she wants the tag bad. 

Gavin Kirkland:  Jake sees that Holly wants the tag and whips Lexi into the corner AND JUST SPLASHES HER! LEXI IS DOWN AND HOLLY GETS THE TAG!

(TAG!)

Deadprez: Holly Arrow in the match and Lexi saw that! LEXI ROLLS OUT OF THE RING AND HOLLY FOLLOWS AND NOW THE CHASE IS ON! LEXI DOES NOT WANT TO FIGHT WITH HOLLY AT THE MOMENT!

Eve: LEXI ROLLS BACK INTO THE RING AND SO DOES HOLLY. LEXI QUICKLY RUNS INTO HER CORNER AND TAGS IN ADAM LUCAS! There was no contact made between the ladies and Lexi got away scott free.

(TAG!)

Gavin Kirkland: Adam Lucas is back in the ring and he is giving Lexi the riot act right now. He did not like what went down between the ladies

Adam Lucas: (off-mic) What are you doing? What was that? I thought you had this! Instead you run around the ring and have her chase y–

Deadprez: HOLLY ARROW WITH A DROPKICK TO ADAM’S BACK AND SENDS HIM INTO THE ROPES AND CRASHING INTO LEXI! LEXI JUST GOT KNOCKED OFF THE APRON! HOLLY JUMPS ON ADAM’S BACK AND PULLS HIM DOWN WITH A CRUCIFIX!

Xander Payne: Look at Adam trying to fight it, but Holly is using all of her body weight to pull Adam back! It’s actually kind of funny watching Adam struggle against Holly. Look at Lexi get back onto the apron and try to grab Adam.

Eve: Lexi trying to prevent Adam from falling, BUT SHE MISSED! HOLLY GOT ADAM OVER AND ROLLS HIM UP! CRUCIFIX PIN HAS ADAM’S SHOULDERS DOWN!

ONNNNNNNNEEEEEE!

TWWWWWWOOOOOO!!

TTHHHHH–

Deadprez: Adam gets his shoulder up. I think it’s safe to say that this match has been a nightmare so far for the Adam and Lexi team. And not The Nightmare Before Christmas. Adam is back up and he is glaring at Lexi. As he glares at Lexi, HOLLY COMES FROM BEHIND WITH A CLOTHESLINE TO THE BACK OF THE NECK!

Xander Payne: At this rate, this match won’t be lasting much longer because Lexi and Adam just can’t stand each other as Holly snapmares Adam over and tags in her boyfriend Jake back into the match.

(TAG!)

Gavin Kirkland: Jake back into the match as Holly and Jake hit the ropes and THEY DELIVER A DOUBLE DROPKICK TO THE FACE OF ADAM LUCAS! The couple and team of Holly and Jake are working like a well oiled machine as expected. 

Eve: Jake elects to not go for a cover and instead he is choosing to do more damage before going for the pin. Now Jake brings Adam back to his feet and sends him to the corner. Adam lands and Jake quickly follows with a clothesline–

Deadprez: ADAM LUCAS WITH AN ELBOW TO JAKE’S JAW AND THAT STAGGERS HIM! ADAM COMES OUT OF THE CORNER AND DUCKS ANOTHER CLOTHESLINE FROM JAKE! ADAM BEHIND JAKE AND HE JUST PLANTS JAKE WITH A GERMAN SUPLEX! ADAM BRIDGES UP AND GOES FOR THE COVER!

ONNNNNNEEEEEEEE!

TWWWWWWOOOOOO!

THHHHHHHRRRRR—–

Gavin Kirkland: JAKE GETS THE SHOULDER UP AND ADAM IS STILL ON THE ATTACK AS HE LAYS THE BOOTS TO ONE OF HIS OPPONENTS AT MIDSUMMER MASSACRE

Xander Payne: Look at Jake trying to find a way to get free from all the kicks from Adam. I can guarantee that nothing like that will happen to me next week. I am expecting nothing but victory at Midsummer Massacre.

Eve: Adam has the advantage right now and Lexi is wanting to get back in the match and get the tag. You can hear her yelling all the way over here.

Lexi: (off-mic) ADAM! TAG ME IN! I GOT IT THIS TIME! COME ON! TAG! ME! IN!

Adam Lucas: (off-mic) SHUT UP! I GOT THIS!  I’LL TAG YOU WHEN I AM READY!

Deadprez: Adam Lucas brings Jake back to his feet and he looks at Lexi jumping around like a banshee wanting to get the tag and Adam just shakes his head. He is wondering how he got into this situation as HE JUST DROPPED JAKE WITH A DISCUS PUNCH TO THE JAW!

Gavin Kirkland: Jake dropped like a rock and Adam is still listening to Lexi cheer and yell at Adam to tag her into the match. Adam looks like he has a migraine right now. Not just with Lexi but this whole night in general.

Lexi: (off-mic) ADAM! TAG ME IN! I CAN DO THIS! TRUST ME!

Adam Lucas: (off-mic) OH ALRIGHT ALREADY! IF IT WILL SHUT YOU UP FOR A MINUTE, I’LL TAG YOU IN!

(TAG!)

Deadprez: Well Lexi got her wish and she is back in this match. Lexi is in the ring and she delivers a slap right to Jake’s face. Now she’s asking for Adam to hold onto Jake for a second. 

Eve: Adam has Jake in a Full Nelson as Lexi hits the ropes. Lexi with the rebound AND LEXI GOES FOR THE LOU THESZ PRESS, BUT JAKE GETS FREE AT THE LAST SECOND AND TAKES ADAM DOWN! ANOTHER MISCUE FOR TEAM ADAM AND LEXI!

Xander Payne: I would be more sympathetic to Adam that this match is not going his way, but right now we are enemies so it is kind of amusing seeing everything Adam tries backfire. Again I say, unless something changes, this could be the beginning of the end for Adam’s team.

Gavin Kirkland: That could be true. But Lexi looks to be in shock that she missed the Lou Thesz Press. She feels bad and is trying to check on her tag team partner, but Jake turns her around AND JAKE PLANTS HER WITH A HARD HITTING SPINEBUSTER!

Deadprez: Lexi landed hard and Holly once again has her hand out for the tag. She didn’t get her chance to get her hands on Lexi last go around. Now she wants another chance at Lexi. Jake has a lock on Lexi’s arm as he tag Holly back into the match.

(TAG!)

Deadprez: Holly gets back into the ring as Lexi gets free from Jake. Lexi sees Holly and her eyes go wide! HOLLY WITH A DOUBLE LEG TAKEDOWN AND HERE WE GO! NOW LET’S GET IT ON!

Eve: HOLLY MOUNTS LEXI AND SHE IS THROWING LEFTS AND RIGHTS INTO LEXI’S FACE! LISTEN TO THIS CROWD GO CRAZY THAT HOLLY HAS HER HANDS ON LEXI! THEY ARE LOVING IT! 

Xander Payne: Holly is cheating! Doesn’t the referee see that? She has a handful of hair as she shoves Lexi into the corner. COME ON REF, Mrs. Jake Smith is cheating!! Disqualify her!

Gavin Kirkland: She might have had a handful of hair and the referee did admonish Holly about the hair pulling as Lexi is in the corner AND HOLLY IS THROWING KICK AFTER KICK INTO LEXI’S MIDSECTION! The referee is telling Holly to get Lexi out of the corner and BAM! WHAT A KICK TO LEXI’S FACE! THAT MIGHT HAVE KNOCKED LEXI OUT COLD!

Deadprez: Holly puts Lexi on the top turnbuckle and Holly quickly follows. Holly locks the head AND HERE COME BOTH WOMEN DOWN TO THE MAT! HOLLY WITH A SUPERPLEX OFF THE TOP ROPE! BEAUTIFUL MOVE BY HOLLY ARROW AS SHE GOES FOR THE COVER AND HOOKS THE LEG!

ONNNNNNNNEEEEEE!

TWWWWWWWOOOOO!!

THHHHRRRREEEEEEEE!

Eve: LEXI GETS THE SHOULDER UP RIGHT BEFORE THE THREE COUNT! BUT HOLLY IS BACK ON THE MOUNT POSITION AND IS THROWING MOST FISTS TO LEXI’S FACE! BUT LEXI HAS ENOUGH STRENGTH TO PUSH HOLLY OFF AND SCRAMBLE TO THE CORNER–

Gavin Kirkland: IT WAS A DECOY! HOLLY FOLLOWED LEXI INTO THE CORNER AND LEXI RAKED HOLLY’S EYES  AND SENT HER FACE FIRST INTO THE TURNBUCKLE! AND IT LOOKS LIKE LEXI’S EYES HAVE JUST GONE RED!

Xander Payne: Way to go, Holly! You did it now. She just got her mad. Holly got Lexi mad and Holly might pay the price.

Deadprez: Lexi is back to her feet AND LEXI JUMPS ON THE SECOND ROPE! SHE GRABS HOLLY’S NECK AND SPRINGS OFF THE TOP TURNBUCKLE AND PLANTS HOLLY WITH A MODIFIED BULLDOG! HOLLY GOES FACE FIRST INTO THE MAT! 

Eve: That was a creative move by Lexi as Holly just tasted the mat. Holly trying to get back to her feet AND LEXI SLAPS HOLLY IN THE BACK OF THE HEAD! Now Lexi has a hold of Holly’s head and takes Holly down with a snap suplex. 

Gavin Kirkland: Holly needs to be careful and not let Lexi build up any momentum like she is now because that could easily turn the tide of the match in Lexi and Adam’s favor. Speaking of that, LEXI WITH A FRANKENSTEINER SENDING HOLLY FOR THE RIDE AND INTO LEXI’S CORNER!

(TAG!)

Deadprez: With a sign of good things to come, Adam willingly takes the tag from Lexi and now I think they are figuring out what they need to do to survive this match. Maybe even win. Adam and Lexi both lock up Holly and take her down with a double suplex.

Xander Payne: Better late than never to figure it out. But it might be a little too late for them to actually win this match. Nothing new, Jake and Adam will both taste defeat when they formally step into the ring with me.

Gavin Kirkland: Adam Lucas back into the match and picks Holly up and whips her into her own corner. What is Adam doing? Holly looks confused as well AND ADAM IS POINTING TO JAKE SMITH! ADAM WANTS JAKE! It looks like Holly is gonna oblige.

(TAG!)

Deadprez: Jake Smith is back in the match and he walks right up to Adam Lucas and they are face to face right now. Look at Adam and Jake just arguing and jaw jack with each other… AND HERE WE GO! ADAM AND JAKE ARE BRAWLING ONCE AGAIN! LOOK AT THE FISTS BEING THROWN AT EACH OTHER!

Eve: THESE TWO ARE JUST TEARING EACH OTHER APART! IF THEY ARE DOING THIS NOW, IMAGINE WHAT THEY WILL DO IN THEIR TRIPLE THREAT MATCH! THEY ARE GOING TO BEAT THE HELLO OPERATOR OUT OF EACH OTHER! ADAM WITH A DOUBLE LEG TAKEDOWN AND NOW IT’S A KNOCK DOWN DRAG OUT FIGHT!

Xander Payne: Honestly, they can keep on doing this. Take each other out and make the road easier for me to win… not that me winning wasn’t already the conclusion in the first place. WOW! Look at that shot from Adam Lucas. That might have loosened something in Jake’s mouth.

Deadprez: Adam brings Jake back to his feet and whips him into the corner. Adam comes in fast AND ADAM WITH A STINGER SPLASH IN THE CORNER! JAKE COMES STUMBLING OUT OF THE CORNER AS ADAM LUCAS GOES FOR A HIP TOSS–

Gavin Kirkland: NOT JUST A HIP TOSS! HER TURNED THE HIP TOSS INTO A CRADLE PILEDRIVER! THAT’S THE HONOR BOMB! JAKE SPIKED RIGHT ON THE TOP OF HIS HEAD! JAKE ISN’T MOVING AS ADAM GOES FOR THE COVER! 

ONNNNNNNNNEEEEEEE!

TWWWWWWWOOOOOO!

THHHHHHRRRRREEEEE!

Eve: JAKE BARELY GOT THE SHOULDER UP! THIS MATCH WAS ALMOST OVER BUT JAKE FOUGHT HIS SHOULDER OFF THE MAT! What a match this has been. Both teams are fighting hard and showing exactly why they want to win.

Xander Payne: They are all pulling out all the stops in this match. They are going full force and if they keep doing that, they won’t have anything to give at Midsummer Massacre.

(TAG)

Deadprez: Adam tags Lexi back into the match and Lexi is on the second rope. LEXI JUMPS AND PLANTS JAKE ON HIS HEAD AGAIN! TORNADO DDT FINDS ITS MARK! But Lexi does not go for the cover. I think she knows that she wouldn’t be able to put Jake away at that moment.

Xander Payne: The more damage they cause to Adam and Jake, the easier it’s going to be for me. I mean look at Lexi just kicking Jake over and over again.

Gavin Kirkland: Lexi showing amazing intensity in this match. Jake is back to his knees AND LEXI WITH A BACK SPIN KICK TO JAKE’S FACE AND BACK DOWN HE GOES! NOW LEXI USING ALL HER STRENGTH TO PULL JAKE BACK TO HER CORNER AND SHE TAGS ADAM LUCAS BACK IN!

(TAG!)

Deadprez: Adam Lucas back in the match and HE JUST DROPS THE ELBOW RIGHT ACROSS JAKE’S THROAT! Adam is not playing games, ladies and gentlemen. Adam right now is strictly business. 

Eve:  Now we are at the point in the match where everybody is going to do whatever they can to end the match and get the victory for their team. Adam brings Jake back to his feet AND ADAM JUST FIRES A BEAUTIFUL STANDING DROPKICK TO JAKE’S FACE! JAKE TURNED INSIDE OUT!

Deadprez: BUT HE KICKED JAKE TO HIS OWN CORNER! HOLLY REACHING FOR THE TAG BUT ADAM DRAGS JAKE AWAY FROM THE CORNER! ADAM HAS A GRASP ON JAKE’S LEG! 

Gavin Kirkland: Adam grabs the other leg and it looks like he is setting up for the Lucas Lock. Adam Lucas going for his version of the Sharpshooter, that submission could end it all if Jake is not careful.

Xander Payne: Jake has been beaten down a lot in the last few minutes, but he is still fighting it. Gotta give him some credit for fighting as long as he is. But how much longer can it last?

Deadprez: ADAM IS STEPPING IN AND CROSSING THE LEGS! IF HE STEPS OVER, THE MOVE IS LOCKE– WAIT A SECOND! JAKE THROWS A LAST DITCH EFFORT PUNCH TO THE GUT AND THAT CATCHES ADAM OFF GUARD! ADAM DOUBLED OVER AND JAKE GRABS HIS NECK AND ROLLS HIM UP! INSIDE CRADLE!

ONNNNNNNNNNEEEE!

TWWWWWWOOOOOO!!

THHHRRREEEEEEEEE!!

Eve: THAT WAS SO CLOSE! ADAM KICKS OUT, BUT MAN! JAKE WAS SO CLOSE TO STEALING THE WIN RIGHT THERE! ADAM LUCAS IS QUICKER AS HE IS BACK TO HIS FEET!

Gavin Kirkland: ADAM GRABS JAKE AND SETS HIM UP FOR A POWERBOMB! ADAM THROWS JAKE UP IN THE AIR BUT JAKE GETS FREE AND LANDS ON HIS FEET! JAKE WITH A ROUNDHOUSE KICK TO THE SIDE OF THE HEAD BEFORE HE DOUBLES ADAM OVER–

Deadprez: BROKEN WINGS! BROKEN WINGS FROM JAKE SMITH! SNAP SWINGING NECKBREAKER TAKES ADAM LUCAS OUT AND BOTH MEN ARE NOW DOWN! THE REFEREE CHECKS BOTH COMPETITORS BEFORE STARTING THE TEN COUNT!

Eve: Adam Lucas got knocked loopy with that neckbreaker and he is trying to get his wits about him as now both Adam and Jake are crawling to their corners to try and tag out to their partners. 

Xander Payne: This is getting interesting. The match could end with a double countout if neither of them can tag in their tag team partner in time before the referee reaches ten.

(TAG!)

Gavin Kirkland: Might have spoken too soon as the referee reached at and Adam tags in Lexi and Lexi runs full speed towards Jake and Jake is an arm’s length away from Holly. LEXI GRABS JAKE’S LEG AND STARTS TRYING TO DRAG JAKE AWAY FROM HIS CORNER!

Eve: JAKE IS TRYING TO FIGHT IT, BUT LEXI IS HOLDING ON TIGHT! LEXI DOING ANYTHING SHE CAN TO PREVENT JAKE FROM GETTING THE TAG! JAKE ROLLS ON HIS BACK AND KICKS LEXI RIGHT IN THE FACE AND SHE LOSE GRIP ON JAKE! JAKE IS CRAWLING AS FAST AS HE CAN TO GET TO HIS CORNER! JAKE IS A FINGERTIP AWAY FROM HOLLY. JAKE REACHES FOR THE TAG–

(TAG!)

Deadprez: HE GOT THE TAG! HOLLY ARROW IS BACK INTO THE MATCH AND SHE IMMEDIATELY TAKES LEXI DOWN WITH A SPRINGBOARD NECKBREAKER! LEXI PLANTED AND HOLLY PULLS LEXI TO HER FEET AND STARTS THROWING FOREARMS INTO LEXI’S FACE

Eve: Lexi blocks the Irish whip and Lexi gets the advantage with a thumb to the eye! Holly trying to get the sting out as she gets whipped into the corner

Deadprez: LEXI RUNS INTO THE CORNER AND HOLLY SPRINGS OUT AND CATCHES LEXI WITH A MODIFIED SLINGBLADE! LEXI LANDS HARD AND HOLLY IS NOW ON THE SECOND ROPE! 

Gavin Kirkland: Holly Arrow is calling for Lexi to get back to her feet. Lexi is trying to shake the cobwebs out as he makes it back to her feet. HOLLY ARROW GOING FOR A CROSSBODY OFF THE SECOND ROPE, BUT LEXI GETS OUT OF THE WAY AT THE LAST SECOND. HOLLY ARROW FINDS NOTHING BUT CANVAS!

Xander Payne: I think that crossbody was way too predictable to scout. No wonder it was so easy for Lexi to avoid that and for Holly to crash and burn after that.

Eve: HOLLY LANDED HARD AFTER MISSING THAT CROSSBODY AND LEXI IS LOOKING FOR HER SUPERKICK THAT SHE CALLS LIGHTS OUT! LEXI WANTS TO TURN HOLLY’S LIGHTS OUT! HOLLY MAKES IT BACK TO HER FEET AND LEXI GOES FOR THE LIGHTS OUT–

Gavin Kirkland: HOLLY GETS OUT OF THE WAY OF THAT SUPERKICK FROM LEXI! LEXI TURNS AROUND LEXI IS MET WITH A ROUNDHOUSE KICK FROM HOLLY ARROW! SHE CAUGHT THAT RIGHT TO THE SIDE OF THE HEAD!

Deadprez: LEXI FALLS LIKE A STONE AFTER THAT KICK AND HOLLY MAKES HER WAY TO THE TOP ROPE! This high flying stuff isn’t exactly Holly Arrow’s forte, but when she does choose to fly, you better know she is ready to make it count.

Xander Payne: I can give you that. I mean I don’t necessarily see the glamor of high flying, but if it gets the job done, go for it. 

Eve: Speaking of high flying, HERE COMES HOLLY ARROW! HOLLY LOOKS TO BE GOING FOR HER HOLLY GO ROUND! IF SHE HITS IT, IT COULD BE OVER! LEXI IS BACK TO HER FEET AND HOLLY FLIPS–

Gavin Kirkland: HOLLY WENT FOR THE HOLLY GO ROUND AND LEXI CAUGHT HER! LEXI THOUGHT QUICK AND SHE COUNTERED THE HOLLY GO ROUND INTO A POWERBOMB! HOLLY CRASHED AND BURNED AS LEXI STACKS HER UP FOR THE PIN! THIS COULD END THE MATCH RIGHT HERE! DOES LEXI WIN IT HERE?

ONNNNNNNNNNNEEEEE!

TWWWWWWWOOOOOO!

THHHHHHRREEEEEEEE!

Eve: HOLLY KICKED OUT! HOLLY GOT THE SHOULDER UP AND LEXI CAN’T BELIEVE IT! LEXI JUST LET OUT A SCREAM OF FRUSTRATION THAT THE POWERBOMB DIDN’T GET THE JOB DONE! LEXI IS POUNDING HER FISTS INTO THE APRON AND SHE LOOKS TO BE ON THE VERGE OF A BREAKDOWN! I don’t know about you, but Lexi has something evil in mind as Holly uses the ropes to get back to her feet. 

Gavin Kirkland: LOOK AT JAKE! JAKE WAS READY TO BREAK UP THE PIN. Jake Smith is still in the ring AND HERE COMES ADAM LUCAS WITH A SPEAR TO JAKE! NOW THE MEN ARE FIGHTING AND IT LOOKS LIKE THINGS HAVE BROKEN DOWN AS JAKE AND ADAM ROLL OUT TO THE FLOOR!

Deadprez: HOLLY ARROW IS  HANGING ONTO THE ROPES AS SHE MAKES IT BACK TO HER FEET AND LEXI COMES AT HER WITH A CLOTHESLINE! LEXI CAUGHT HER ACROSS THE THROAT AND BOTH WOMEN GO OVER THE TOP ROPE AND HIT THE FLOOR!

Xander Payne: Somehow Lexi managed to stay on her feet. I guess there is a method to her crazy madness. Maybe Lexi and Adam can actually win this match. Good for him. Because we all know he isn’t going to win at Midsummer Massacre.

Gavin Kirkland: LEXI DID STAY ON HER FEET WITH THE CLOTHESLINE AND NOW SHE IS WALKING OVER TO THE TIMEKEEPER’S TABLE! LOOK AT LEXI! SHE JUST THREW THE TIMEKEEPER RIGHT TO THE FLOOR! SHE IS HARDCORE! LOOK AT JOSH! POOR DOGGY JUST JUMPED INTO GINA’S LAP!

Eve: LOOK WHAT LEXI PICKED UP! THAT’S THE TIMEKEEPER’S STEEL CHAIR! SHE HAS THE CHAIR AND SHE IS WALKING OVER TO HOLLY WHO IS STILL DOWN ON THE FLOOR! SOMETHING HAS SNAPPED IN LEXI! 

Xander Payne: I always figured she wasn’t playing with a full deck of Disney cards. Now Lexi is winding up and getting ready to strike. I can tell you that Jake Smith is not going to like this. His little girlfriend is about to get up close and personal with a steel chair–

(WHACK!)

Deadprez: OH MY EPCOT CENTER! WHAT A SHOT FROM THAT STEEL CHAIR! LEXI JUST CRACKED THAT CHAIR RIGHT ACROSS HOLLY’S BACK! LEXI DIDN’T EVEN BOTHER HIDING THE CHAIR! THE REFEREE IS CALLING FOR THE BELL! YOU GOTTA BELIEVE THAT WAS A DISQUALIFICATION! THAT WAS A BLATANT CHAIR SHOT!

(DING! DING! DING!)

(As the bell rings, Lexi has a sadistic grin on her face as she brings the chair back and hits Holly in the back with the chair once again.)

Gina Romano: Here are your winners as a result of a DISQUALIFICATION! The Team of JAKE SMITH AND HOLLY ARROW!

Deadprez: OH HOLY SWISS CHEESE! DID YOU HEAR THAT SHOT?

Gavin Kirkland: OH DID I EVER! You could hear that chair shot from all over the arena.

Deadprez: Can’t say there’s no shock there with the disqualification. What is wrong with this woman? That woman is crazy! These two women are still outside the ring. Holly tries to get away and Lexi is not far behind. SHE IS STILL POUNDING HOLLY WITH THAT STEEL CHAIR!

Eve: NOW LOOK! Adam and Jake are back in the ring and they are arguing about what went down AND NOW ADAM AND JAKE ARE GOING AT IT IN THE RING?

Xander Payne: Those two fighting without me? Yeah, I don’t think so. See you guys later.

(Xander throws down his headset and jumps from the announcers table and now he gets in the ring.)

Gavin Kirkland: Xander Payne is in the ring and HERE WE GO! ROUND THREE BETWEEN THESE THREE MEN! THEY ARE NOT GOING TO WAIT UNTIL MIDSUMMER MASSACRE! THEY WANNA FIGHT AGAIN HERE AND NOW!

(Extra referees are starting to head to the ring to break these three up yet again. As the men are being broken up, Holly has made it back to their feet and she and Lexi have both gone over the barricade and are fighting into the crowd.)

Deadprez: Three weeks of Showdown and we have ended with a brawl. Midsummer Massacre is going to be good. Look at the referees trying to break these three up.

???: STOP IT! STOP THIS RIGHT! I’VE HAD ENOUGH OF THIS?

Gavin Kirkland: Who in the world is that?

(The three men trying to fight in the ring look up to the top of the entrance ramp and see Hurricane Hawk coming out with a microphone in hand.)

Eve: This is going to be good. Here comes Hurricane Hawk. I wonder what he has to say.

Hurricane Hawk: THAT IS ENOUGH! I AM SO SICK AND TIRED OF HAVING TO BREAK YOU THREE UP EVERY WEEK! THE SEASON HAS ONLY BEEN GOING ON FOR THREE WEEKS AND FOR THREE WEEKS YOU THREE HAVE MANAGED TO FIND YOURSELF FIGHTING!

(Hurricane Hawk takes a deep breath before continuing on.)

Hurricane Hawk: I am sick of this. I am fed up with this and I have had enough of this. You three need to learn how to get along with each other. I don’t care how you do it, but it needs to be done because you three will be representing Showdown at Territorial Invasion!

(The crowd erupts into huge cheers as Xander, Jake, and Adam are completely stunned at the announcement.)

Gavin Kirkland: Oh wow! What a team this will be! Xander Payne, Jake Smith, and Adam Lucas representing Showdown at Territorial Invasion. What a threat this trio will be. Voltage and Dynasty better watch out.

Hurricane Hawk: Now I know that you three will be competing in a triple threat match, so you can fight it out then. But I have decided to add a little extra incentive to your match. You three will represent Showdown at Territorial Invasion! But there is more because the winner of the match at Midsummer Massacre will be TEAM CAPTAIN OF TEAM SHOWDOWN!

(The crowd erupts into cheers once again as the participants are in complete shock as they glare at each other.)

Deadprez: OH MY GOSH! THREE COMBUSTIBLE ELEMENTS IN ONE MATCH AND THE WINNER WILL THE CAPTAIN OVER THE OTHER TWO! I CAN’T WAIT UNTIL MIDSUMMER MASSACRE! WE ARE OUTTA TIME! GOODNIGHT EVERYBODY! 

Eve: OH, I LIKE THIS! I LIKE THIS ALOT! 

(The final shot shows the three men in the ring still being held back by the referees. The three men have given up on brawling and just look at each other still in shock at the announcements sprung on them as the scene fades to black.)

(EAW Logo Buzzes…)

Written by Mikaela Street

Update on Dynasty’s August 19th Supershow + two matches announced!

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