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Showdown 7/9/22

(EAW Intro plays…)

(RECAP– The recap starts off with Pain for Pride XV and showing off all the various moments involving the Showdown Elitists. Those moments included the rookie Samael winning the 24/7 battle royal. Also, The Ice Aces challenged for the Unified Tag Titles, Cameron Ella Ava and Theron Nikolas going to war, Jack Ripley taking on and defeating Amir Yusef. Fatal 4 Way Ladies action, Limmy Monaghan and Terry Chambers in an amazing match, the bloodbath between Charlie Marr and Daryl Kinkade for the Hardcore Title, and the participants of the Cash in the Vault Ladder match. Finally, TLA fought Impact for the Answers World Title and the recap ends with Impact winning the Answers World Championship and achieving his historic 10th World Title Reign.)

(“Brick Wall” by A Day to Remember plays throughout the arena while the camera pans across the very excited and very loud crowd inside the Movistar Arena in beautiful Bueno Aires, Argentina. The camera continues to pan around the arena showing the various EAW fans in attendance holding up their signs and wearing the merchandise of their favorite EAW Elitists before settling down at ringside where Eve, Deadprez, and Gavin Kirkland are sitting at the commentary table ready to call all the amazing Showdown action.)

Deadprez: Ladies and gentlemen, SEASON 16 IS FINALLY HERE! Everybody welcome to the first Saturday Night Showdown of the season. We are coming to you live at the beautiful Movistar Arena in Bueno Aires, Argentina. After one of the best Pain for Prides of all time and an amazing Draft Show, this is going to be a very exciting show.

Eve: That’s right. This is also a very historic Showdown with this being the first Showdown under the Disney umbrella. This is exciting to say the least. I wonder how this relationship will shape the season of Showdown. We have a lot of action for you here tonight.

Gavin Kirkland: WE WRESTLE!!!!! I am stoked for tonight’s show. Thanks to the Draft, we have a whole bunch of new faces on Showdown and so many beaut… amazing competitors ready to show what they got on the blue brand. Tonight we have so much action. We have a Fatal 4 Way Elimination match on tap. We also have the amazing Veena Adams taking on Lucas Johnson. 

Eve: Not only that. We have Hall of Famer Chris Elite taking on the dangerous Lexi in singles action. We also have the NEW Universal Women’s Champion Harper Lee and the NEW Answers World Champion Impact on the show for you.

Deadprez: It doesn’t end there. Tonight we figure out who the Number One Contender will be for the National Elite Championship. Triple threat action with Jon Kelton, Jay Jerry Johnson, and Roberto De La Rosa to determine who gets the honor of facing Donovan Duke for the title. In our Main Event, we have Donovan Duke teaming up with Adam Lucas to take on the team of two former World Champions in Xander Payne and Jack Ripley. What a main event to kick off the new season! But first let us go to the ring with the Showdown General Manager, Hurricane Hawk and he is with the Showdown Disney representative the beautiful Crue… Heidi Huxley! 

(The camera pans to Hurricane Hawk in the ring standing with none other than Heidi Huxley ready to welcome the fans in Buenos Aires, Argentina to the first show of Season 16…)

Hurricane Hawk: Bienvenidos a…. SHOWDOWN! AND WELCOME TO SEASON 16!!!

(The crowd erupts in cheers as Hurricane Hawk with a huge smile on his face, nods while Heidi Huxley looks on and smirks….)

Hurricane Hawk: This is a very important Season 16 as we have now a business relationship with Disney to bring all of you the best action in all of wrestling, Showdown has always been the WE WRESTLE brand and the transition to the new culture is not a difficult one. That is a reason why I feel like we have the absolute best roster in all of the EAW with a great mixture of the top Main Event talent and newer stars and some of the biggest breakout candidates this company has had. We have some familiar favorites back and some have gone on to Dynasty and Voltage, where I wish them the best of luck but as I concentrate on what the Blue Brand can bring, talking with Ms. Heidi Huxley here, our official Disney representative assigned to Showdown, I can’t help but smile at the opportunities that have presented themselves. 

(Heidi looks over at Hurricane Hawk and nods, before he steps back and allows her the floor.)

Heidi Huxley: I think what I am most excited about this season and our working arrangement between Disney and the EAW is the potential for bringing you the best in the sport of professional wrestling and the entertainment aspect as well. Season 16 will be like no other season ever seen in this company.As Hurricane Hawk and I have been talking since the Draft show this past week, I am really impressed with the roster he drafted and truth be told, the blue brand is going to stand out. With that said though, we cannot ignore what Disney brings to the table and how our partnership will revolutionize sports and entertainment.

(She turns to Hurricane Hawk who nods in return…)

Hurricane Hawk: That is right, We have so many things in store including this incredible tour of South America, Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and the states! We are going to have super shows, themed throughout the calendar year, Also those that we started Super Showdown that will feature the absolute best roster. First and foremost though before I continue, I want to thank those Elitists that were here last season who really elevated Showdown to that next level. Names like TLA, Limmy Monaghan, Charlie Marr, Amir Yusuf, yes… even Ronan Malosi who gave us such memorable moments. I would like to wish a speedy recovery to Pandora Paisley who tore her ACL and will be out of action for quite some time. Good luck in their future endeavors to Jonny Airhart for being an idiot and finally, I would like to welcome the new roster that are here, have returned or are just starting out, there are exciting times ahead. Hall of Famers, Main Eventers, some of the best young talent, with that said, wrestling will continue to be the emphasis in all of this and we really are excited.

Heidi Huxley: Yes, which also means branding! Disney and the EAW want every single one of you to experience it. With new merchandise from your favorite Elitists, as you can see the turnbuckles have the mouse ears on every other one and EAW on the rest, this is going to be huge, special themed events with some of your favorite movies and shows, so much more. I don’t really want to take anymore of your time, I think it is time that the show begins! Just remember what Walt Disney once said…. IF YOU CAN DREAM IT!? YOU CAN DO IT! 

(The crowd erupts in cheers as Hurricane Hawk smiles.)

Hurricane Hawk: YOU HEARD THE LADY! LET SHOWDOWN SEASON 16 BEGIN! Gina Romano…. It is all yours!

(As the arena starts to cheer, both Hurricane Hawk and Heidi Huxley step out of the ring while Gina Romano takes the mic in the center and calls the announcements of the first match…)

Gina Romano: The following contest is the opening match of Showdown and season 16 with a twenty minute time limit and it is scheduled for… ONE FALL!! 

Crowd: ONE FALL!!!

(‘Get Going’ by the Muddy Apes hits!!)

Gina Romano: Introducing first FROM KABUKICHO, TOKYO, JAPAN… he is “The Craftsman” KOMATSU OGAWA!!!

(Komatsu makes his way down to the ring with a serious looking expression on his face, meaning all business tonight. His manager Yoshiaki Tanaka follows behind him clapping in awe at his client!) 

Gavin Kirkland: Well he certainly doesn’t look like being in the mood for such a magical place… that being EAW. 

Eve: No yeah I think we all understood what you meant Gavin, Komatsu out here looking like he only wants to fight and who can blame him it’s been a while since we’ve seen him! 

(‘Awaken’ by Taku Iwasaki hits!!)

Gina Romano: And his opponent! Currently residing in LONDON ENGLAND…. He is the “One and Only” XERXES GODDDFREEYYYYYY!!!

(Xerxes makes his way out onto the stage as Golden Sparks fall down from the top of the stage, he makes a march down to the ring. He comes out wasting no time to get into the ring… And similar to his opponent showing little to no emotion whatsoever!) 

Deadprez: Well, there you go Gavin, Xerxes doesn’t seem too joyful either. 

Gavin Kirkland: They’re probably having an off day. I’m sure everyone is just oh so joyous to be stepping in a ring against a man they’re gonna have to beat up! :mjlol: 

(Xerxes makes his way into the ring and waits in the opposite corner from Komatsu. Both men would stare daggers into the opposing man’s eyes as ‘Awaken’ fades out…) 

(DING! DING! DING!) 

Gavin Kirkland: This is going to be a great competitive match! Both men are still standing there like the zombie people from I Am Legend! Komatsu however walks his way to the middle of the ring pounding on his chest! Is he asking Xeroxes to give him a chop! 

Deadprez: It seems so and Xerxes has no problem doing this as he walks up and delivers a mean chop to the chest of Komatsu!!! Ohhhh and another one that’s gotta leave a mark tomorrow!!! 

Eve: It looks like it’s Xerxes turn now as he holds his arms out spread apart… And a beautiful chop from Komatsu this time!

Gavin Kirkland: OH MY DONALD DUCK! Look at the way Xerxes clenched up, we have to keep in mind the size difference between these two men. I think Godfrey is done with the games as he turns around looking to return the favor but Komatsu catches his arm and Irish Whips him right into the corner!!!

Eve: Komatsu not playing any games running like a bull right as Xerxes with a running uppercut!!! And it connects as Xexres falls down like a slinky! Komatsu however continued the attack by picking Xerxes up and going for a Deadlift German Suplex…

Deadprez: NO SIR! Xerxes hits a back elbow on Komatsu making him release his hold. Godfrey now looks to continue the onslaught as he hits a Belly-To-Belly. It’s not going to keep the big man down for long though as he stumbles back up to his feet.. Godfrey attempts to throw a forearm but in return gets a Bicycle Kick right to the noggin!!!

Gavin Kirkland: It’s almost like every time Xerxes gets something going for him The Craftsman has something even bigger in return! Again the size difference is really a factor in this match here. “The Drunken Heel King” now again goes for that Deadlift German and unlike last time he’s successful in his attempt!!! 

Eve: What is Komatsu doing here??? It looks like the 258 pound man is going to fly here tonight! As he makes his way to the top rope Xerxes slowly lifts himself up into a seated position… PERFECT FOR KOMATSU TO JUMP DOWN AND NAIL A DOUBLE KNEE DROP! Goodness gracious Komatsu is leaving zero room for Xerxes to breathe here tonight!!!

Deadprez: You can’t blame him, it’s been a long time since he’s stepped in the ring. You don’t want that ring rust to show off, as he now walks over to Xerxes who’s down on the ground hurt! Komatsu goes to lift him up but Godfrey extends his legs and attaches a modified armbar!!! Komatsu may be a big man but Godfrey manages to pull him down and have OGAWA LOSE HIS BALANCE!!!

Eve: His face is turning bright red, he’s really struggling here, Godfrey could end things quickly. “The Craftsman” however uses his quick thinking and gains some balance on his left knee… posturing himself just right to be able to lift up Godfrey and connect with a ONE ARMED POWERBOMB!!! 

Gavin Kirkland: Well this certainly isn’t as entertaining as if I was to watch Veena Adams compete… because of the versatile moveset :mjcry: but it has been quite the performance! Ogawa stands up and rests on the ropes as he holds his arm! Look, look! Xerxes does not stay down as he gets up and as Komatsu approaches he eats a kick to the chest! Komatsu stumbles backwards but comes back for some more, Xerxes now with a roundhouse kick! Komatsu falls down to one knee!!! This could very well be the moment the match turns around for Godfrey. 

Deadprez: You’re Mickin’ right it could be! Xerxes running the ropes and nailing Ogawa with a majestic dropkick… Komatsu finally falls as Godfrey goes for the cover! 

ONE!!!!

Eve: Well certainly giving a valiant fight as he kicks out! It’s going to take a lot more than that to keep Komatsu down. We know what he’s capable of, both of these men are fighting for a winning start to the season! Godfrey is backing up into the corner, setting something up here as Komatsu gets up…! Xerxes runs at him but Ogawa goes for the clothesline!!!!!! Thankfully The One and Only is a little more keen than that as he baseball slides under the legs of Komatsu! Going for a schoolboy pinfall, this could very well be it! 

ONE!!!!

TWOOOOOO!!!!!

Gavin Kirkland: It COULD’VE BEEN! But it wasn’t as Ogawa got the shoulder up! So far it seems like this match could go anyway… Ogawa gets up and Xerxes does as well! Both men staring one another down in the middle of the ring… Godfrey goes for a kick to the chest but it’s caught as The Drunken Heel King kicks the leg of Godfrey before hooking the arms for a LIFTING UNDERHOOK DDT!!! 

Eve: Godfrey looks like he’s seeing stars above his head!!! 

Deadprez: Well you certainly can’t blame him, Komatsu doesn’t look to be done either as he lifts up Xerxes and… NAILSSSS A SPINEBUSTER!!! Komatsu is going for the pinfall as he hooks the leg of The One and Only! 

ONE!!!!

TWOOOOOOO!!!!

T——-!!!!

Eve: GODFREY WITH THE SHOULDER UP! Komatsu looks very displeased with the kick out from his opponent here as he stomps down on the back of Godfrey!!! Ouch!!! That can’t feel good! 

Gavin Kirkland: Of course it doesn’t :mjlol:, don’t count Xerxes out just yet though Eve, he’s come back from worse. Komatsu looks to lift him up once again he looks to be setting up a Suplex! Godfrey however starts repeatedly striking the abdomen of Ogawa!!! Forcing him to release his grip, Xerxes with a kick to the gut and a SNAP DDT!!! He’s taken Komatsu down once more but he doesn’t look like he has any interest in a pinfall just yet…

Deadprez: Godfrey looks like a cold-blooded killer right now stalking his prey! As he looks down at Komatsu and then around at the crowd before going up top… he’s looking to fly tonight! What does Xerxes have in mind??? A FROG SPLASH!!! —-No?! Hey wait a second…?!

Eve: Yoshiaki Tanaka, Komatsu’s manager gets up on the apron and pushes Xerxes down! Ah man, this was a great back and forth until the interference! The One and Only falling down back first holding his back in pain as Komatsu gets up… lifting Godfrey up and onto his shoulders for his SIGNATURE MOVE… THE BLOODY MARY!!!! AND HE CONNECTS WITH IT!!!

ONEEEE!!!!

TWOOOO!!!!!!

THR……..!!!

Deadprez: Wow! Again Xerxes being able to lift that shoulder up when it counts the most. Komatsu, not wasting any time in his frustration, lifts up Xerxes… he attempts to put Godfrey on his shoulder… but NO!!! Godfrey manages to knee Komatsu right in the gut… as Ogawa holds his stomach as Xerxes goes to the ropes and jumps off the middle rope nailing a Springboard European Uppercut!!!

Gavin Kirkland: What the hell?! Komatsu falls back, The Drunken Heel King still on his feet as Xerxes kips up to his feet. Godfrey runs at Ogawa and hits a Flying Forearm, and Komatsu falls! Xerxes is fired up and this match is going from a change of pace. Looks like the big man doesn’t have the same amount of stamina… who would’ve thought :mjlol:? 

Eve: This isn’t a time for jokes as Xerxes lifts up Komatsu slowly getting him on his knees here for a Flowing Snap DDT! This could be it! Xerxes has completely turned this match into his favor now! Godfrey looks around with a smile as he is looking to fly once more again… this time Xerxes just a little too fast for any shady business… he pays his knee and HITS A FLYING ELBOW DROP!!! He goes for the cover…

ONE!!!!

TWOOOOO!!!!

Deadprez: It may be changing direction into his favor, but that doesn’t mean it’s going to be easy to beat the man! Godfrey would begin to argue with the referee as Komatsu would begin to lift himself off the mat, but by the time Xerxes turned around OGAWA WOULD CONNECT WITH A SPINNING HEEL KICK! 

Gavin Kirkland: OH MY! Komatsu is absolutely not playing any games! Xerxes is laid out, and just to think a second ago he was on fire. Xerxes attempts to get himself up as Komatsu jumps up and slams down for a Double Foot Stomp to Xerxes legs! Ogawa wasting no time as Godfrey sits up Komatsu hooks the left arm of The One and Only before slamming repeated elbow strikes into the neck of Xerxes!!!! 

Eve: Man! Komatsu is holding some deep inner anger inside of him or something here! This man is on a mission to truly harm Xerxes! Komatsu finally stopped the strikes but now he hooks both arms as he now adjusts his grip to his waist before NAILLLING A BRIDGING GERMAN SUPLEX!!! Komatsu goes for the cover once more…!!

ONEEEEE!!!

TWOOO!!!!

Gavin Kirkland: And like my Ex-Wife Xerxes will not stop being persistent about taking the kids! In this case this match! Komatsu, clearly angry at this, grabs the ref by his collar! Hey, hey he needs to be careful not to get a disqualification. Xerxes gets himself up to one knee as Komatsu walks back over… Godfrey looks up and slaps Ogawa across the face! Well that wasn’t smart considering Komatsu is towering over him :mjlol:. 

Deadprez: What a goof! This dude is asking for a beating! Although look… Xerxes with all of his force and hits a KESAGIRI CHOP! Right into the neck of Komatsu, Ogawa holds his neck in pain as Xerxes gets himself back up and comes up behind The Drunken Heel King before locking in A SLEEPER HOLD!!!

Eve: Komatsu is struggling here now! Xerxes tightens his grip on Ogawa… Komatsu falls down to one knee here before completely falling down! Xerxes could make Komatsu pass out, this could be over right here, right now. Komatsu lifts his leg up just close enough TO MAKE THE BOTTOM ROPE! 

Gavin Kirkland: Xerxes has to release the hold… What can this man do to end this match in his favor?!? The One and Only getting up before backing up into the corner opposite the ring of Komatsu waiting and stalking him as he makes his way up to his feet. Xerxes makes a run over to Komatsu but we don’t get to see what he’s going for as Ogawa hits a HUGE FOREARM! Xerxes is trying to come back, grabbing at Komatsu’s arm, lifting it up high and trying to snap it backwards… Ogawa manages to push Godfrey back as Xerxes looks to hit a chest kick…. Komatsu catches the leg…. pushes the leg down before a huge European Uppercut to The One and Only!!! 

Deadprez: Komatsu now grabbing Godfrey into the beginning of a Powerbomb position…! The Drunken Heel King lifts him up and holds him in a Gutwrench Powerbomb position…. He’s going for From The Depths! OGAWA HITS THE MOVE RIGHT ONTO HIS KNEES! 

Eve: Oh my! Komatsu nails the move and grabs the ropes to get himself back up… Ogawa grabs the arm of Xerxes and lifts him up to his two feet. Xerxes looks up at Komatsu once more and HITS ANOTHER FOREARM! You have to give Godfrey one thing: he’s got the fighting spirit of a champion! Komatsu is pissed as he delivers right back with his own FOREARM! AND ANOTHER! AND ANOTHER! Xerxes is unstable on his feet and is going to fall down… Komatsu grabs him and lifts him up over his shoulder… KOMATSU LOOKS TO FINISH IT ALL WITH AN OVER THE SHOULDER REVERSE PILEDRIVER, ‘THE IRISH CAR BOMB!’

Gavin Kirkland: Komatsu lifts the leg, are we finally seeing the end of this match?! 

ONEEEE!!!

TWOOOOO!!!!

THREEEEE!!!!

(DING! DING! DING!)

(‘Get Going’ by the Muddy Apes hits the speakers and the audience gives out a mixed reaction of cheers and boos. Komatsu sits up as Yoshiaki Tanaka gets into the ring and helps Komatsu up and both men celebrate. Tanaka puts his hand on the shoulder of The Drunken Heel King… he did it! Komatsu raises his arms up high!)

Eve: That was certainly a battle between these two men! And what a win for Komatsu Ogawa!!!

Deadprez: This is certainly a great way to start off the season for him and could elevate him to a bigger stage for the rest of the season. 

Gavin Kirkland: You can’t count on Xerxes Godfrey in this match either. This may have been a loss for him, but he put up a real valiant effort. This is the best version of these two men we may have ever seen! 

(Komatsu and Yoshiaki Tanaka both stop celebrating. They both leave the ring, Tanaka holding the middle rope for his client to exit. Both heading up the ramp way to make an exit, the camera showing the exhausted face of Komatsu Ogawa as it fades into a commercial.) 

(We cut to the back after the commercial break, where Kyra Phillips stood by with none other than the Cash in the Vault winner Jake Smith. A roar of approval goes up from the capacity crowd which brings a smile to Jake’s face.)

Kyra Phillips: Jake, first let me just say, congratulations on your huge win at Pain for Pride!

Jake Smith: Thank you Kyra and thank you to the fans for that more than generous welcome.

Kyra Phillips: Yes, welcome to the Showdown brand.

Jake Smith: It’s a pleasure to be here again.

Kyra Phillips: How did you feel when you heard you would be drafted here?

Jake Smith: Excitement… a little trepidation. But mostly excitement. Last year, all I heard was how Hawk was turning Showdown into the wrestling brand, and probably more than any other that fits in with the new Disney ownership. Coming here, with the briefcase in tow and my shot at the Answers World Champion whoever that may be, that’s an exciting time. It almost guarantees that I will be World Champion this year.

Kyra Phillips: That’s quite the statement.

(Jake grins…)

Jake Smith: Don’t worry, it’s not the ‘old’ Jake coming back. Just right now I’m as confident as I have ever been, my belief is through the roof. I believe I can beat anyone, Cash in the Vault showed that, and whether its Impact or anyone else, the briefcase gives me an amazing opportunity. I might fall flat on my ass of course, but I don’t think so. It’s my time, and I’m honored by that being representing the blue brand.

Kyra Phillips: But you leave Voltage behind?

Jake Smith: I do, and I want to thank the Voltage fans for being a part of my transformation in Season fifteen. It was an amazing time for me, and it’s great that Chris Elite was drafted here as well. Another Elitist guaranteed one hell of a season. But there are so many who can claim that. The Cash in the Vault match alone had some of the greatest competitors ever placed in one match, and literally any one of us could have won. But it was my time, my moment, and I will continue to prove that every week against whoever steps up to me. I’m here for the long-haul Kyra. And it’s time to add more Gold to my resume. No matter who you are, or what you’ve done, I WILL become the Answers World Champion and answer all my critics who wrote me off last year.

Kyra Phillips: With that said, who…

(Kyra hesitates, as Adam Lucas steps into shot, a lesser roar from the crowd heard, mixed with a few boos, Kyra stepping back as the two stares at each other.)

Adam Lucas: Jake.

Jake Smith: Adam.

(Adam holds out his hand, which Jake takes.)

Adam Lucas: Congratulations, you earned that briefcase. I might not like losing, but if anyone was going to win, I’d prefer it if it was you. Especially how the draft turned out.

Jake Smith: Thanks, I appreciate that.

(Another roar greets this rare show of respect. Adam glances at the briefcase for a moment, obviously thinking about what could have been.)

Adam Lucas: It was refreshing to hear someone speak to me with at least a modicum of respect. It’s only right I show the same in return. Too much hate around here these days… I mean perhaps we should make people wear Mickey ears and calm down a little.

Jake Smith: Out of everyone in that Cash in the Vault match it was probably you who had the right to hate me. You didn’t make it about that.

Adam Lucas: We were both in the same boat Jake. Leave the crap to everyone else I say.

(Jake nods his agreement.)

Adam Lucas: Niceties out the way, welcome to Showdown. Thought I’d best welcome you aboard, seeing that this is my brand after all.

Jake Smith: Your brand huh?

(Jake smirk, Adam doing the same.)

Adam Lucas: Well, it will be by the time I’m through. The two of us were top draft picks for a reason, and although I don’t have the briefcase to help me along the way, I’m not accepting anything less than becoming the World Champion. Even if it is you that I have to knock over to get there.

Jake Smith: I didn’t expect anything less. And I must admit I am intrigued at the prospect of facing you one on one.

Adam Lucas: Like I said earlier in the week bro, I intend on being better than everyone this season, so no hard feelings, but if I must break your heart then that’s what I’m going to do. We may have a newfound respect, but once that bell rings…

Jake Smith: It’s on?

Adam Lucas: Damn straight it’s on. You got lucky at Pain for Pride…

Jake Smith: Luck didn’t come into it bro.

Adam Lucas: …but now we are both on the same brand, somethings gotta give. And that’s gonna be you, my friend.

Jake Smith: Alright, we’ll see.

Adam Lucas: Indeed, we will.

Jake Smith: Matter of fact, I’ll sit back with this briefcase and watch your match tonight, maybe even call the action. See if you are as good as you think you are.

(Adam grins again, literally taking no offense to that comment.)

Adam Lucas: Please do…

Jake Smith: Impress me Adam, let’s start this season the way we mean to go on huh?

Adam Lucas: I intend to.

(Adam walks off down the corridor, Jake watching him go before turning back to Kyra.)

Jake Smith: What is it you say? Reckon, right? Well I reckon this is going to be a fun season.

(Kyra smiles and then watches as Jake walks away, the scene fading to ringside with Gina Romano.)

(‘I’m a Wanted Man’ by Royal Deluxe begins to play throughout the arena. The camera pans to the ring as Gina Romano stands in the middle of the ring with a microphone in her hand. )

Gina Romano: THE FOLLOWING CONTEST IS A 4-WAYS ELIMINATION MATCH SCHEDULED FOR ONE FALL WITH A TWENTY MINUTE TIME LIMIT! INTRODUCING FIRST, CURRENTLY RESIDING IN SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA!!!.. WEIGHING IN AT 196 POUNDS!!… HE’S “THE DON OF EAW”!!.. HARLEYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY LEWISSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!

Eve: After losing the biggest match of his career at Pain For Pride against Joso, Harley is looking to make his comeback here in the first Showdown episode of Season 16 against Lila Vandran, Mary & Alex Blade. 

Gavin Kirkland: Don’t want to disrespect Harley but what is The Don of EAW? 

Deadprez: I heard he meant it to be something like a mafia don. Something that has the same meaning as the word “Boss”, I’m pretty sure. 

( Harley arrives in the ring as his theme music replaces by ‘The Lazy Song’ by Bruno Mars as Mary confidently makes her way down to the ring. )

Gina Romano: NEXT, FROM ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI, WEIGHING IN AT 115 POUNDS… SHE’S ‘MOST WANTED’… MMMMMMMAAAAAAARRRRRRRYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Gavin Kirkland: :sing: I love this song! One of my favorites, without a doubt! Such a talented woman with great taste in music!

Eve: Mary also took a loss at Pain For Pride this year just like Harley and she also looks forward to this match as she wants to bounce back on her track to winning again. 

Deadprez: Mary and Harley are two competitors that have a lot of potential in this match so this looks really interesting for Showdown here tonight.

( Mary keeps her eyes on Harley once she arrives at the ring. ‘Bilgewater’ by Brown Bird replaces Mary’s theme music as Lila makes her way to the ring. )

Gina Romano: NEXT, FROM MANCHESTER, NEW HAMPSHIRE… WEIGHING IN AT 103 POUNDS!!… SHE’S ‘THE DEVOUT DEVIL’… LILAAAAAAAA VANDRANNNNNNNNNN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Gavin Kirkland: Here comes Lily!

Eve: Lila. C’mon, Gavin. 

Gavin Kirkland: Hey, relax. It’s just a name. 

Deadprez: Lila is also another person who lost her match in a 24/7 Battle Royale same as Mary. Maybe tonight is the night for Lila to shine out there here on the first episode of Season 16’s Showdown.

( Lila slides into the ring as her theme is replaced by ‘Been Good to know ya’ by Marcin Przyulowicz as Alex Blade gradually walks down from behind the curtain down to the stage. Alex looks down at all three competitors in that ring and proceeds to make his way to the ring. )

Gina Romano: AND LAST, MAKING HIS EAW RETURN FROM AUSTIN, TEXAS.. WEIGHING IN AT 260 POUNDS!!!… HE’S ‘THE DARK ANGEL’… ALEXXXXXXXXXXXXXX BLADEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!

Gavin Kirkland: Who?

Deadprez: Alex has been around EAW for a short time in 2020 from what I heard. That’s why tonight is his returning night and maybe he looks to remark on his new beginning.

Eve: After being gone for two years, Alex is back to EAW and yes, like what Deadprez said, he’s here to restart his career and set things around here. 

(DING DING DING!!)

Eve: Annnnnd Four ways elimination match is underway! Four competitors approach each other but Lila quickly rushes to Harley at full speed and sends him back into his corner with a single-leg dropkick! Harley’s back crashes into the corner- Mary comes from behind and sends Lila flies across the ring with a german suplex!-

Deadprez: Lila lands on her feet but Blade comes from the side, jumps over her, takes her down and locks her up with a triangle choke hold! Lila is in trouble. While Lila is trying to fight herself out of Blade’s submission hold, Harley comes from behind Mary, who is watching them fighting and attacks her to the back of her head with a vicious flying knee. Harley quickly comes back to his feet and stomps the hell out of Mary! After losing to Joso at Pain For Pride this year, Harley looks more eager than ever in this match! 

Gavin Kirkland: That’s right! This match is absolutely notorious so far! All these four competitors, especially Mary! She looks very eager like Harley too! Maybe she might pull a victory over them here tonight! 😄 

Eve: :skip: …. Anyway, Harley starts to pick Mary back to her feet and throws her outside of the ring. Blade frees her, pushes her outside the ring using both feet, then rises back to his feet. He turns his attention to Harley. Harley doesn’t waste his time and goes for a front dropkick but Blade catches his legs, takes him down, lands his back on the mat, pushes him to a seated position and a backfist strike Harley!-

Gavin Kirkland: Mishka Mushka… Missed! Instead, Harley ducks under, kips back to both feet and a Crescent Kick to Blade!… But also missed! Blade steps to the side, grabs him from behind, goes for his legs and looks to turn Harley down into a reverse heel hook on his own. However, Harley goes by a more innovative way. He uses his free leg and stomps Blade repeatedly to let him go. Blade has no choice but to let Harley free from him.

Deadprez: Harley quickly gets himself back to both feet and blasts Blade’s face with a quick Enzuigiri! Blade steps away from Harley a bit. Harley quickly gets back to his feet once again and runs down to the ro-

Eve: :mjlol: Mary and Lila grab Harley both legs and pull him down under the bottom rope to the outside. Both women help each other and send Harley’s back crashing down to the barricade! 

(After Harley got taken down by both women, Mary looks to Lila and smiles at her.)

Mary St. Atlas (Off-Mic): Great job!-

Gavin Kirkland: RISING KNEE TO MARY OUT OF NOWHERE!!! A tactical offense brings Mary down to the floor and leaves her unconsciously. Lila picks Mary back to her feet and sends her back inside the ring. Once Lila came back inside the ring, Blade grabbed her and looked to lock her up with ‘Lock N’ Load’. Anaconda Vise by Alex Bla-

Deadprez: Mary comes from behind, back inside the ring and turns Blade inside out with a ripcord knee strike! Blade got taken down by Mary’s Ripcord Knee, causing him to catch a break at the corner. After all, Mary looks to steal Blade’s moment as she picks Lila back to her feet, lifts her and lands her with an inverted Alabama Slam! Lila is down and Mary drops down to make a pin! Would this be the first elimination of this match?

ONEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!

TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!

Gavin Kirkland: Nope! Lila Vandran kicks out before three! These two gorgeous women are going against each other and I can tell that these two have such great chemistry so far in this match! This is amazing! 

Eve: :mjlol:

Deadprez: :mjlol: … Oh look! Harley is back inside the ring! He swiftly picks Mary, grabs her head and sends a stiff Muay Thai Knee across her face. He holds her on, turns her around and a Northern Lights Suplex by Harley to Mary! Mary is down but Harley is yet to go for a pin. Harley changes his target to Lila, pulls her back to both feet by her wrist, lifts her upon his shoulder, turns to Mary and looks to stack Lila on Mary with a running powersl-

Eve: KHAO THONG FROM BLADE!! Blade came out of nowhere and delivered a Muay Thai Straight Knee Strike to Harley who was lifting Lila on his shoulder. Harley drops Lila off his shoulder and Blade suddenly rolls Harley up to score an elimination! 

ONEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!

TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!

THREE-

Gavin Kirkland: Somehow, Harley Lewis kicks out in time! 

Deadprez: Blade shakes his head in disappointment and gradually rises back to his feet, pulling Harley back to his feet with him. Blade sets Harley up for ‘Utsuri Goshi’, Hip Shift Throw sends Harley to fly-

Gavin Kirkland: HARLEY FLEW BY ‘UTSURI GOSHI’ AND LILA COMES OUT OF NOWHERE, CATCHES HARLEY IN A MID-AIR PERFECTLY AND TURNS HIM DOWN INTO A CROSSFACE ON HER OWN! HARLEY ISN’T IN A GOOD SPOT AT ALL!! 

Eve: Don’t forget that Blade is standing there. Blade stalks down to Lila’s right leg and is about to pull it up as he’s going for a reverse heel hook… MARY IS BACK FROM BEHIND WITH A BUZZSAW KICK TO THE SIDE OF BLADE’S HEAD!!! MARY CONTINUES TO GRAB BLADE AND A BRIDGING GERMAN SUPLEX TO HIM!!! MARY HOLDS HIM ON. THE REFEREE TURNS HIS ATTENTION TO BOTH COMPETITORS AND STARTS TO COUNT FOR A PINFALL FROM MARY!!

ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!

TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!

Deadprez: Alex Blade kicks out in time!

Gavin Kirkland: Alex Blade is still capable of maintaining this match. The referee quickly changes his focus back to Harley who tries to crawl down to the rope, looking to get himself out of Lila’s submission hold. Lila stretches more and tries to make Harley surrend-

Eve: After taking Blade down, Mary hops back to her feet and breaks both of them apart with A STANDING MOONSAULT  on both competitors’ legs! Lila holds her legs and rolls away then Mary hooks Harley’s leg up as she goes for a pin on him!

ONEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!

TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!

Deadprez: Kick out by Harley Lewis! Mary rolls down to the corner, uses the second rope to pull herself back to both feet and keeps her eyes on Harley. Mary tries to make Harley stand up while charging from the corner. Harley got back to his feet and slowly turned around to Mary. Mary runs up at full speed for ‘Headshot’!!!!-

Gavin Kirkland: DAMMIT, DONALD! HARLEY CATCHES HER LEG, THROWS IT AWAY AND A VAST ELBOW SMASH RIGHT ACROSS MARY’S JAW AND CONNECTS WITH A SHIRANUI!!!!

Eve: Mary is down on the mat. Harley rolls down under the bottom rope and stops at the apron. Harley grabs the second rope, rises back to his feet and comes all the way down from the air with a beautiful 450 splash!-

Deadprez: OH BABY!!!!! HARLEY’S FEET ARE ON THE ROPE BUT LILA FULLY RECOVERS, RUNS OVER TO THE SECOND ROPE AND QUICKLY TAKES HARLEY DOWN WITH A TRIANGLE DROPKICK! HARLEY TAKES A DROPKICK AND FALLS OFF THE TOP ROPE HE’S STANDING ON, LANDING THE BACK OF HIS NECK ON THE APRON AND ENDS UP FALLING DOWN TO THE CONCRETE FLOOR!!!

Gavin Kirkland: Oh damn! 🥺 That looks terrible for the Don of EAW. Heading back to the ring, Lila starts to capitalize on herself in the ring… Look behind you, Lilly! Blade runs from behind and sends “Khoa Chiang” to the back of Lila’s head! A destructive Muay Thai Diagonal Knee Strike causes Lila to fall to the mat! Blade picks her back to both feet, wraps her neck around and ‘The Étrangleur arrière nu’ !!!! Rear Naked Choke Slam by Alex Blade on Lila Vandran! Lila is down and Alex goes for a pinfall to take her out of this match!

ONEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!

TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!

THRE-!!

Eve: ‘HEADSHOT’!!!!! MARY BOUNCES BACK INTO THIS MATCH AND HITS BLADE FROM BEHIND WITH A SUPERKICK KNOCKING HIM OUT COLD! MARY PULLS BLADE DOWN AND GOES FOR A COVER!!!

ONEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!

TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!

THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!

Gina Romeno: Alex Blade has been eliminated!

Deadprez: Well, that’s a bad return. The first elimination goes to Mary but we have three more competitors to watch them in action. Mary slowly rises back to her feet after taking Blade out. Lila is still trying to get back into this match and Harley is recovering himself outside of the ring.

Gavin Kirkland: Mary’s attention turns to Lila who was still out from Alex’s signature. Mary picks Lila back to her feet, throws her into the corner, and runs up at full speed with a discus elbow across Lila’s face! Mary gets away from her, changes her target to Harley, runs across the ring and A Tope Con Hilo over the ropes!-

Eve: HARLEY HANGS HER ON! HARLEY CATCHES HER IN THE MID-AIR, CHANGES THE POSITION AND AN EXPLODER SUPLEX ON MARY, SENDING HER BACK CRASHING TO THE EDGE OF THE APRON!!!

Deadprez: Mary has been damaged by Harley’s exploder suplex as that caused her to stay down. Harley picks Mary back to her feet and sends her back under the bottom rope back inside the ring. Harley follows up by rolling back into it. Harley rises back to his fe-

Gavin Kirkland: IT’S LILY!! LILA, I MEAN. LILA STALKS FROM BEHIND AND ROLLS HARLEY UP TO TAKE HIM OUT OF THIS MATCH! 

ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!

TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!

THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!

Deadprez: Nope! Harley Lewis kicks out in time! Both competitors rise back to their feet. Harley looks for ‘Slide In The DM’s’ but Lila jumps over his legs and rolls back to her feet. Harley also rolls back to his feet. Lila runs down to the ropes, bounces back and looks for ‘Help Yourself’!!!-

Eve: Harley catches and takes both of Lila’s legs down, pushes her to the front into a seated position and an Axe kick to Lila! Harley picks her back to both feet quickly and lands her with a Regal plex! Harley drops Lila down and goes for a cover-

Gavin Kirkland: Pele kick from Mary to Harley! Harley stumbles down to the ropes. Mary hops back to her feet and runs down to Harley but Harley moves out of his way. Mary hits the ropes and Harley quickly sends a Muay Thai Knee to her head, and grabs her continually… ‘Jukebox Break-

Deadprez: Pele kick from Lila out of nowhere to Harley! Harley lets Mary off his shoulders and holds his head. Lila ascends back to her feet…

Eve: ‘SMITE’!!!

Gavin Kirkland: But wait! It didn’t hit Harley, He ducked under it and it hit Mary right across her jaw once she got back to her feet!! Lila didn’t have much time to be surprised and quickly stepped down to Harley and sent him back down to the mat with a Gamengiri! Lila takes her time to get back to her feet, walks over to Mary, and picks her up…. ‘REALITY BREAK’!!! A CRADLE DDT TO MARY!!! MARY IS OUT AND LILA HOOKS HER LEG FOR A PINFALL!!

ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

Gina Romeno: Mary S. Atlas has been eliminated!

Gavin Kirkland: :mjcry:

Deadprez: It’s okay, Gavin, We understand. 

Eve: Mary did great in her first match of Season 16 and I’m sure that she’s going to keep that kind of energy going in this season. Lila pushes Mary away after taking her out and Harley comes from behind with a roll-up! Lila quickly kicks out before the referee starts to count. Harley rises back to his feet so as Lila and looks for a European Uppercu-

Deadprez: Too bad! Lila catches him, sends him down to the mat, sets him in a seated position, runs to the ropes, bounces off the ropes and looks for a running single-leg dropkick! Harley moves out of the way by laying his back on the mat. Harley kips back to his feet, turns around and smacks Lila’s jaw with a beautiful Capoeira Kick! Lila falls and Harley connects her with a Snap DDT!! Lila’s head spiked and Harley covers for a pinfall!

ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!

Gavin Kirkland: Lila Vandran powers out before thre-

Deadprez: ‘THE QUEEN’S BLESSING’!!!! HARLEY PROCEEDS TO PULL LILA UP BACK TO HER FEET AND SENDS A RIPCORD KNEE STRIKE RIGHT ACROSS HER FACE. HARLEY HOLDS HER ON…. ‘NO MORE COUNTERMEASURES’ CONNECTS!!!! TIGER DRIVER ‘91 DRIVES HER HEAD DOWN TO THE MAT AND HARLEY SECURES A PIN OVER HER FOR A VICTORY!!!

ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!

TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!

THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!

Gavin Kirkland: :damn: !!!

Deadprez: :krabs: !!!

Eve: LILA VANDRAN’S RIGHT FOOT IS ON THE BOTTOM ROPE, THE REFEREE CALLS FOR IT! HARLEY CAN’T BELIEVE WHAT HE JUST WITNESSED! HE CANNOT BELIEVE WHAT LILA HAD JUST DONE TO HIM! 

Deadprez: Harley looks completely pissed at Lila who is still be able in this match after taking his signature and finisher in a row. Harley slowly rises back to his feet, grabs Lila by her chin and death-stares at her…

Harley Lewis (Off-mic): You…-

Gavin Kirkland: Harley pushes her back down to the mat and starts to beat the hell out of her. Harley throws his fist at Lila over and over. The referee tries to stop him but Harley pushes the referee away and keeps punching her. Harley stops punching and picks Lila back to her feet…. ‘Suck Your Madd-

Eve: WAIT THE REFEREE ISN’T THERE AND LILA USES THIS MOMENT TO HIT HARLEY WITH A LOW BLOW!! THE REFEREE GOT PUSHED AWAY AND HE DIDN’T SEE IT. LILA RUNS UP AND ‘MIND SPIKE’ TO HARLEY!! RUNNING BLOCKBUSTER TAKING HIM DOWN!!! LILA GOES FOR A PIN ON HARLEY!!!

ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!

TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!

THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!

….

Deadprez: HARLEY LEWIS WITH A KICK OUT!!! LILA IS VERY CLOSE TO PUTTING HARLEY DOWN AND SECURING A WIN BACK HOME FROM THIS MATCH!!

Gavin Kirkland: LILA IS ALMOST THERE. LILA HEADS DOWN TO THE APRON AFTER HARLEY IS KICKED OUT. HARLEY HOLDS HIMSELF DOWN AND TRIES TO GET BACK TO HIS FEET AS SOON AS POSSIBLE… ‘SWEET RELEASE!!!’ SPRINGBOARD FAMOUSER FROM LIL-

Eve: HEADBUTT TO LILA IN THE MID-AIR FROM HARLEY!! BOTH COMPETITORS ARE DOWN, WHAT A MATCH THAT HAS BEEN THROUGH SO FAR HERE IN SHOWDOWN!!! 

( Harley rolls down to the bottom rope while Lila rises back to her feet on her own. Harley pulls the second rope and gets himself back to his feet and Lila pushes herself off the mat to reach upon her feet. )

Deadprez: HARLEY LOOKS DOWN AT LILA, BOTH OF THEM YELL AND RUN TO EACH OTHER! LILA SENDS AN ELBOW SMASH RIGHT ACROSS HARLEY’S JAW. HARLEY QUICKLY COMES BACK WITH A SPINNING BACK ELBOW-

Gavin Kirkland: BUT LILA DUCKS UNDER, SNATCHES HARLEY DOWN AND LANDS HIM ON THE MAT WITH A BUTTERFLY SUPLEX!- BUT HARLEY STRUGGLES OUT OF IT, LANDS ON HIS FEET AND LEG SWEEPS LILA DOWN. HARLEY QUICKLY RISES BACK TO HIS FEET AND CONNECTS LILA WITH A SHOOTING STAR PRESS… HOPS BACK TO HIS FEET WITH LILA ON HIS SHOULDERS AS HE TRANSITIONED TO A SAMOAN DROP!!!-

Eve: WAIT!! LILA SLIDES DOWN TO BEHIND HIS BACK, TURNS HIM AROUND AND GOES FOR ‘REALITY BREAK’!!!

Deadprez: WHAT? HARLEY FLIPS OFF THE MOMENT, SHE LIFTS HIM UP IN THE AIR, LANDS ON HIS FEET, AND POPS HER UPON HIS SHOULDERS… ‘JUKEBOX BREAKER’!!!! HE HIT IT!! HARLEY LANDED IT AND DROPS DOWN FOR A COVER!!!

ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!

TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!

THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!

(DING DING DING!!!)

Gina Romero: HERE IS YOUR WINNER,  HARLEY LEWIS!!!!

Gavin Kirkland: Such a great wrestling match! Even though Mary didn’t win it, I’m glad that we have a great thing to kick off Showdown here today!

Eve: Harley is able to make his way back on his track of winning here tonight and I wish his best for tomorrow. Congrats, Harley Lewis.’

Deadprez: After taking a big L at Pain For Pride, this young man just proved that he has more to go and he’s not done with his EAW career yet. I also wish to see more from him too.

( ‘I’m a Wanted Man’ by Royal Deluxe as Harley rises back to his feet and the referee raises his hand and the scene fades out with Harley celebrating his victory over this match as it fades to an ad for Midsummer Massacre.)

(As it returns from the ad break, the camera pans into the arena as ‘Chum’ hits over the PA system, the crowd exploding as Alex Myers steps through the smoke, the New Breed Championship over his shoulder.)

Gavin Kirkland: This fine young individual bringing the New Breed Championship home. I love it.

Deadprez: This is really unnerving.

Gavin Kirkland: What?

Eve: You being nice… is unnerving.

Gavin Kirkland: Just telling it how it is. They are the New Breed Champion and deserve all the plaudits in the world.

(The other commentators are rendered speechless by this. Back at the top of the stage, Alex makes their way down to the ring, sliding under the bottom rope and taking a microphone from the ring announcer. They then wait a moment, allowing the crowd to hush, before they start to speak.)

Alex Myers: Thank you for that, it’s great to feel appreciated.

(Another ovation from the crowd makes them smile.)

Alex Myers: Being an Elitist is all about being able to seek out competition. Facing new challenges and opponents for this belt keeps things exciting. Showdown, well it seems like the perfect place for me to grow, and to hone my craft.

(They lift the New Breed Championship aloft.)

Alex Myers: The perfect place to defend this championship, against whoever believes themselves worthy. If you don’t know who I am, I am a person who welcomes those challenges with open arms, and never hides. I am a person who will always go that extra mile for this company and uphold what is right. I am ready to not only defend this title, but to also elevate it to even higher levels. Making the New Breed Championship a symbol for everything that is great about this company and its future. I stand here in front of you all promising to give my all for this brand, and take on any and all contenders…

(9 5 South hits, the crowd immediately changing, a chorus of boos ringing out as Antonne Prudence steps out onto the stage.)

Deadprez: Abel’s advocate out here, and it seems like he has something to say.

Gavin Kirkland: Obviously he is going to make a case for Abel Atami to be New Breed Champion. And rightfully so, Abel is quite the Elitist.

Eve: I’m never going to get used to his.

(Alex stands in the ring looking on as Antonne raises the mic, annoyed at the crowd reaction.)

Antonne Prudence: First, Alex, welcome to Showdown.

Alex Myers: Thank you for that well thought out welcome. I’m sure it was delivered with the utmost sincerity.

Antonne Prudence: Of course, everything I say is sincere.

(Antonne obviously misses the sarcasm, Alex rolling his eyes.)

Alex Myers: What can I do for you Mr. Prudence?

Antonne Prudence: Well, I was sitting in the back chilling, listening to you speak with such clarity, and it occurred to me that you don’t have to look very far for a challenger.

(Alex scowls, but then his eyes widen.)

Alex Myers: Hold on… Abel?

Antonne Prudence: That is correct.

Alex Myers: Look, I’ll be honest with you, I’m only just getting my feet wet on this brand, and I don’t know everything there is to know about Showdown. But forgive me, but if you believe that Abel Atami should be at the front of the queue after what I saw in Season fifteen… well, you’ve lost your mind.

Antonne Prudence: On the contrary, I believe he is the perfect person to represent the future of this company. But I accept, you don’t have to take my word for it.

Alex Myers: What do you mean?

Antonne Prudence: Let us show you…

Deadprez: ALEX, LOOK OUT!!!

(From behind, Abel Atami smashes into the back of Alex’s neck, sending the New Breed Championship flying across the ring and sending Alex into the ropes. Alex bounces off them but cannot avoid a huge forearm which takes him through 360 degrees. The fans are hating this, letting Abel know what they think, but he doesn’t care, and drops a leg across Alex’s throat in response.)

Deadprez: Alex Myers being decimated here!

Eve: And I don’t think Abel has finished!

Gavin Kirkland: This really isn’t what we expect of our company, we are family friendly!

(Alex is lifted to their feet by Abel, who lifts him up under the arms. Holding him there in position showing his strength.)

Deadprez: This isn’t good, a precarious situation for the New Breed Champion.

Eve: HUGE POWERBOMB FROM ATAMI. NEARLY PLANTED ALEX MYERS THROUGH THE CANVAS!!!

Gavin Kirkland: Absolutely no need. No need at all.

(Alex isn’t moving, and boos are heard throughout the arena as Antonne and Abel both look happy with themselves. Abel picks up the New Breed Championship and holds it aloft, the boos getting even louder.)

Deadprez: Abel Atami sending a message, a message that states quite clearly that he wants the New Breed Championship. After what has just happened, my guess is Alex Myers will be more than happy to give him his shot!

Gavin Kirkland: Has he earned it? I don’t think so. But revenge is a common motivator around here!

Eve: One thing is for certain, Alex Myers has been educated in how it’s going to be, bringing a title to Showdown!

(Abel throws the belt on top of Alex, and then slides out the ring, both he and Antonne making their way up the ramp. Alex starts to come to, the camera focusing on them, their eyes narrowing as they figure out what has just happened.)

Deadprez: Abel Atami just started something, but can he finish it? I think we are going to find out, maybe at the Midsummer Massacre!

(The scene fades to a recap of the Draft before it fades back to ringside and Gina Romano.)

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 sound system of the Moviestar Arena as The Princess of Professional Wrestling is making his way to the ring with a look of extreme confidence to herself.

Gina Romano: INTRODUCING FIRST! From Greenwich, Connecticut! Weighing in at 121 pounds; She Is The Golden NIECE! VEENA ADAAAAAAAAAAMS!!!!!!!!

Gavin Kirkland: The Queen of Showdown!

Deadprez: Veena ended Season 15th the best possible way by winning the Fatal Four Way she was a part of at Pain For Pride during night one. She pinned Lexi despite an effort from Aria to break the cover that came too late. 

Eve: Tonight, she is looking to continue where she left off and is aiming for one thing: Victory!

( “Ready to Die” by The Notorious B.I.G. starts to play as Lucas Johnson makes his way to the ring to a mixed reaction from the crowd. )

Bella Braxton: AAAAAAAAND HER OPPONENT! He is from Long Island, New York! Weighing in at 210 pounds; “THE EMPEROR OF VIOLENCE” LUCAS JOHNSON!

Gavin Kirkland: The Wrestling Machine is picking up steam and is looking to start off this new season on the right foot.

Deadprez: He was part of the 24/7 Battle Royal on the Pain for Pride Preshow in a losing effort, eliminated by Samael who emerged the winner of this event.

Eve: Another year another start for this veteran, question is will he finally catch his big break since his tenure as New Breed Champion? Will tonight be a preview of his whole season? We will see!

(DING! DING! DING!) 

Deadprez: And this match is officially underway! Both opponents quickly moved to the center of the ring and locked up into a clinch, quickly turning in Lucas Johnson’s favor due to his size. He takes Veena into a headlock before she moves with quickness behind him trying to maneuver him but it’s Lucas who moves behind Adams AND BRINGS HER DOWN WITH A TAKEDOWN!! 

Eve: What is she doing rolling out of the ring so early? 

Gavin Kirkland: The Queen is playing how she sees fit and thus outside of the ring she is at the moment but is followed soon after by Lucas trying for a baseball slide BUT Veena saw him arrive and takes a step to the side evading the plunging boot of her opponent BEFORE THROWING A THUMB TO THE EYE OF LUCAS WHEN HE MOVES TO FACE HER! The official is yelling but Veena is ignoring the warning before throwing a few punches at Johnson! He gets grabbed by the arm AND THEN IRISH WHIPPED INTO THE BARRICADES SURROUNDING THE RING! 

Deadprez: Veena playing a little dirty here to gain an edge and this offered the ascendency early on in this confrontation! The official is starting a count and Adams passing by Lucas throws a kick to the gut of her opponent before rolling inside of the ring and rousing up the crowd!

Veena Adams: This Is MY HOUSE! MY KINGDOM!! 

Eve: Listen to the crowd boo her! They don’t seem to agree with her claim.

Gavin Kirkland: How can’t they? She is part of EAW’s royal family as Mister Dedede’s niece! How is that so hard to acknowledge I will never understand. 

Deadprez: Meanwhile Veena goes back outside of the ring moving to Lucas who is back to a vertical base she moves to whip him BUT JOHNSON REVERSES AND SENDS HER CRASHING AGAINST THE BARRICADE NEAR US AND THE TIMEKEEPER’S TABLE!! Shoulder first goes to Adams who looks like she’s hurting!

Eve: Uh oh we best be careful gentlemen this can get ugly really quick! 

Gavin Kirkland: Veena is nursing that elbow already this can be a point of interest for Lucas to take advantage of as he picks her up forcing her to her feet. He throws a few punches to her face before pulling her past our announce table AND THEN IRISH WHIP HER AGAINST AGAINST THE BARRICADES! Back first this time! Lucas charges at Veena WHO POWERS FORWARD AND CLOTHESLINES JOHNSON! DOWN GOES THE WRESTLING MACHINE and he is getting kicked repeatedly by his opponent! 

Deadprez: Lucas is trying to block as best he can but he can only do so much as then Veena picks him up wanting to push him inside the ring BUT he reverses! Veena is now inside the ring as Lucas moves to the apron on the outside, Veena rushes to him trying to land a punch BUT SHE GETS LUCAS’ SHOULDER IN THE GUT THROUGH THE ROPES! Veena holds herself with the middle rope and Lucas hops over her then runs to the ropes and bounces towards his opponent WHO CATCHES HIM WITH A SUPERKICK!! 

Gavin Kirkland: He’s standing on his feet but is staggered! Veena to the ropes goes for a clothesline but it’s surprisingly ducked by Lucas! Adams rushes to the ropes bouncing and making her way to Lucas WHO WELCOMES HER WITH A SPINNING HEEL KICK!! HE GOES FOR A COVER!! 

Referee OOOON-

Eve: Not even a full one before she shoves him off her! 

Gavin Kirkland: He was holding her rather softly, probably from the superkick still ringing his head! 

Deadprez: Maybe Veena can try to take advantage of this situation but for the moment the momentum appears to be in Johnson’s corner as he picks up Adams and throws an uppercut that connects with her jaw making her stumble backward and get her back against the corner. AND LUCAS CHARGES IN WITH A CORNER CLOTHESLINE! VEENA’S FEET LIFTED OFF THE FLOOR but she holds herself with the top ropes! 

Gavin Kirkland: VEENA QUICKLY SPINS LUCAS AROUND AND THROWS MAD FISTS OF FURY AT HIM BODY SHOTS AND HITS TO THE FACE which he counters with a stiff elbow to the side of her face! She holds her jaw as Lucas quickly moves behind her AND TAKES HER FOR A SWING OVER HIS HEAD WITH A GERMAN SUPLEX!! 

Deadprez: Great counter from Johnson but he doesn’t let go of Veena HE GOES FOR A SECOND CLOTHESLINE!! AND THEN A THIRD BEFORE RELEASING HIS OPPONENT!! She is holding her back in pain as Lucas moves to his knees then quickly to his feet. He drags her to a corner and gets her standing. One jab! Two jabs! he throws a few more this is stunning Veena AND HE ENDS WITH AN ELBOW TO THE SIDE OF HER FACE!! 

Eve: He is on a roll right now! Lucas looks at the crowd with a smug look on his face before moving to the center of the ring, he charges AND BLASTS VEENA WITH A SHOTGUN DROPKICK!!! Veena looks knocked out!! Lucas grabs her by a foot and drags her to the center of the ring he wants to cover her! 

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

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

Eve: Better cover this time but the result remains the same! Veena kicks out! Lucas grunts and tries ag-WAIT LOOK!!! ADAMS IS ROLLING UP LUCAS!!! 

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

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

Gavin Kirkland: And Johnson lifts the shoulder up just in time!! What quick thinking despite the pain by the Queen of Showdown! I love it! 

Deadprez: This only proves that anything can turn around in a matter of seconds, one single move can change the direction of a match but now Lucas is looking a bit angry, and he is in a mounted position throwing elbows down on Veena WHO THEN ROLLS AND THROWS PUNCHES AT LUCAS HAVING REVERSED THE TIDE!! SHE GETS THEM BOTH UP AND WHIPS LUCAS INTO THE ROPES! SHE TRIES A CLOTHESLINE BUT MISSES! SHE TURNS AROUND! LUCAS IS INFRONT OF HER! 

Eve: BELLY-TO-BELLY SUPLEX BY JOHNSON TAKING DOWN VEENA HARD!!! He is quickly back to his feet and Veena is on her hands and knees now BUT NOT FOR LONG AS SHE IS TAKEN BACK DOWN WITH A DEVASTATING LOOKING DDT!!!! Lucas oughta try for a cover but he doesn’t! 

Gavin Kirkland: That idiot! But he doesn’t wait for the Princess to get back up he forces her to her feet TAKING HER DOWN with a neck breaker and he doesn’t stop there! Both are vertical once more; he scoops her up INTO A BRAINBUSTEEEEEEEER!!!!!! This doesn’t bode well for Veen-OH GOD NO HE’S GOING FOR THE CROSSFACE!!!!!

Deadprez: SHE’S TRYING TO FIGHT OFF THE PAIN TRYING TO REACH FOR THE NEAREST ROPES WHICH LOOKS SO FAR AWAY!!! SHE RAISES AN ARM IS SHE GOING TO TAP! THE HAND SHAKING BUT SHE CRAWLS CLOSER TO THE ROPES! SHE IS CLOSE TO MAKE IT!! IS SHE GOING TO SAVE HERSELF?? SHE DOES!!!!! The official orders Lucas to let go of her but he waits just a few more seconds for added damage which angers the crowd. Veena’s hand goes to the floor, the other clutching her b-LUCAS WITH A SPRINGBOARD MOONSAULT LANDS ON VEENA!!!! 

Eve: This could mean the end soon for Adams if she doesn’t find a way to turn the pressure on Johnson! He is looking to add further damage as Veena doesn’t move much. This is an opportunity for him as he goes topside to the nearest corner! He is standing atop of the thing, what is he going to do? SHOOTING STAR-

Gavin Kirkland: SPLAT!! HAHA VEENA ROLLED OUT OF THE WAY THAT IS AMAZING!!!

Deadprez: This is Veena’s big opportunity to score some offense because up until now things were not looking up too brightly despite some flashes and quick-witted reverses. Adams is on her knees hitting her back trying to chase the pain away before getting up to her feet and truck no! No one can argue about her resilience, but she will have to do more in order to win! Now is her chance to put some Hurt on Lucas as she goes for a CORKSCREW ELBOW DROP RIGHT OUT OF THE GATE! WOAH! 

Gavin Kirkland: Lucas is kept docile down on the floor as Veena does a kip-up to get back vertical! Rubbing her back a few seconds she goes for A CARTWHEEL KICK THAT LANDS ON THE BACK OF LUCAS!! 

Veena Adams: GET UP YOU PIECE OF TRASH!!!! 

Eve: Veena looking fired up despite the pain as she slaps the back of Lucas’ head he who is trying to get to his feet, he goes for a swing an uppercut in fact but Veena saw it coming AND SHE GRABS AT HIM AND BRINGS HIM DOWN WITH A QUICK SPRINGBOARD BULLDOG!! It almost looked like a DDT as Lucas turns to be on his back and Veena is throwing down with quick MMA style strikes! For chains it up with a variation between punches, elbows and palm strikes that Lucas tries to block as best he can! 

Gavin Kirkland: What is the official doing trying to fend her off Lucas?? 

Deadprez: Veena doesn’t see it but Johnson actually has a foot on the ropes nearby! She’ll need to be aware of her in-ring location to prevent situations like this in the future! She looks at the referee clearly unimpressed and staring daggers at him before she moves away from Lucas giving him time to get to his knees. She moves in from behind fast AND GOES FOR AN UNDERHOOK SUPLEX!! SHE DOESN’T LET GO OF JOHNSON AS SHE ROLLS AND GOES FOR ANOTHER UNDERHOOD SUPLEX!! AND THEN RELEASES HIM FOLLOWING A THIRD!!! She goes back to her feet before moving to Lucas quickly again AND NOW DOES A GERMAN SUPLEX WHICH SENDS HIM INTO A CORNER! She stands in the middle of the ring staring at him. 

Veena Adams: See? I can do this BETTER than you! Much like everything else!!

Gavin Kirkland: Veena always has choice words for her opponent, and offensive abilities to boot! I really hope she wins; this is wonderful! Ah heck here goes Lucas getting up again BUT HE GOES BACK DOWN AS HE TURNED TO FACE VEENA AND WAS MET WITH HER AND A RUNNING HIGH KNEE STRIKE!! She goes for a pinfall attempt with a forearm over his face!! 

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

Eve: An arrogant pin to say the least.

Deadprez: Agreed and Veena shrugs though she should’ve expected it. She looks around for options for her next move and goes to a nearby corner. She hops on the second rope waiting on Lucas who is getting up THEN GETS BROUGHT DOWN ONCE AGAIN WITH A DIVING EUROPEAN UPPERCUT! Well wait, he didn’t fall he backed himself against the opposite corner than the one just used by Veena leaning his back against it AND THEN GETS CRUSHED AGAINST THE TURNBUCKLES THANKS TO A FLYING CROSSBODY BY VEENA!!! 

Gavin Kirkland: She is slowly proceeding to dismantle Lucas as she drags him to the center of the ring he is sitting there and she’s behind him driving elbows right on top of his head before throwing a few stiff kicks to the back those MMA-inspired shoot kicks that could have a lasting effect on Johnson if unattended! 

Eve: She grabs him by the head moving close to the ropes! She tries to suplex him again, but he blocks with a leg! Now HE tries to lift her up but fails! Veena throws a knee to the gut of Lucas then goes to lift him up once more AND DROPS HIM ON THE TOP ROPES!! HIS RIBS FEELING THE WORST OF THIS ATTACK AS HE HANGS ON TOP OF IT!! Veena quickly running to the ropes bouncing and running to Lucas AND THROWS HER KNEES FORWARD WITH A METEORA RIGHT INTO THE SPINE OF JOHNSON!!! 

Gavin Kirkland: That will hurt bad in the morning! Veena quickly moving to him and whips him into the ropes WOAH BOTH OF THEM SUDDENLY TAKING EACH OTHER DOWN WITH THE SAME MOVE WITH A CLOTHESLINE!! Veena is down looking shocked and surprised, and Lucas is breathing hard following the latest string of attacks from his opponent! 

Eve: Who will win tonight folks? Will it Lucas? Maybe Veena? This match is hotly contested and perhaps the end is near just as Adams slams Johnson against a corner SHE SMASHES HIS FACE AGAINST THE CORNER TURNBUCKLE AGAIN AND AGAIN!! She quickly moves to the opposite corner she’s.. Is she? YES! SHE’S GOING FOR A SPEAR BUT Woah!!!!

Deadprez: LUCAS DUCKED OUT OF THE WAY AND THE MOVE SENT HER AGAINST THE POST BEHIND THE CORNER!! This is an incredible opportunity for Lucas who can smell the blood in the water! He himself moves to the corner Veena was at for her failed spear and he is waiting for the Lightswitch! He is prone, poised, and ready to strike if he connects with that move this could mean the end! 

Lucas Johnson: THREE!!! TWO!! ONE! 

Gavin Kirkland: There goes Lucas! THE LIGHTSWITCH C-NO!!!! VEENA LEAPED OVER THE MOVE AND LANDED ON TOP OF LUCAS INTO A THEZ PRESS FOLLOWED BY A SERIES OF VIOLENT STIFF PUNCHES TO THE FACE OF LUCAS!!! HOW DID SHE EVEN THINK OF DODGING HIS FINISHER THAT WAY??? 

Eve: That was impressive! 

Deadprez: Veena quickly moves to pick up Johnson and sends him into the ropes. She stops him with an elbow to the jaw and she tries to go for a Russian leg sweep! BUT WAIT!! LUCAS IS SUDDENLY SETTING ADAMS UP FOR THE KILLSWITCH! THE SKULL-CRUSHING FINA-WAIT NO! 

Eve: WHAT?? 

Deadprez: VEENA AT THE LAST SECOND TURNED THE TABLE AND PROPS LUCAS INTO THE TWISTED VEENA!!! IT LANDS!!!! LUCAS IS DOWN THIS IS A CHANCE FOR ADAMS TO WIN!!! She looks at the nearby corner, she hops atop of it looking down on Johnson sizing him up! What will she do?? Is it time for a FATAL VOW?? SHE GOES AIRBORNE!! IT IS!!! THE MOONSAULT DOUBLE FOOT STOP LANDS RIGHT INTO JOHNSON’S CHEST!!! HE’S DONE FOR!! 

Eve: VEENA WITH THE COVER!! 

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

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

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

Gavin Kirkland: That’s It, Folks!

(DING! DING!! DING!!!)

( ‘7 Rings’ by Ariana Grande plays over the sound system of the Moviestar Arena as The Princess of Professional Wrestling moves away from her defeated opponent and gets to her knees. Meanwhile, the official is raising her lead arm to signal her victory. )

Gina Romano: HEEEERE IS YOUR WINNER! VEE-NAAAAAAA ADDDDD-AAAAAAAAAMS!!! 

Deadprez: What an impressive victory to start off the season by Veena tonight! She took it to Lucas and managed to do what was necessary in order to claim her first win of Season 16! Congratulations! 

Gavin Kirkland: On the other end of this match, Lucas didn’t do badly for himself as per usual he never gives a bad performance however victory was not the reward to be tonight. This is only the first match, he will bounce back next week… Or whenever.

(The last shot is of Veena celebrating and smirking as it fades to commercials.)

(We cut back to the arena, where Mikaela Street is already in the ring)

Deadprez: Mikaela out here waiting for someone.

Gavin Kirkland: Waiting for me I’ll bet… to go out for dinner, nothing more. We are family friendly now.

(“M3tamorphosis” by Playboi Carti ft. Kid Cudi hits over the PA system, the fans jumping to their feet in anticipation of the now ten-time World Champion.)

Mikaela Street: BUENOS ARIES…. PLEASE WELCOME THE TEN TIME WORLD CHAMPION…. AND THE CURRENT ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPION…. IMPACT!!!

Eve: Well I guess we have our answer. We are about to be joined by the new Answers World Champion!

(Impact walks out onto the stage, and looks at the title draped over his shoulder, a smirk forming on his face. Tapping it with his hand, he starts to make his way down to the ring, Mikaela applauding as he does, He climbs the steps and stands there for a few moments, a smug look on his face, before he heads into the ring, once there the arena explodes in pyro, celebrating the new Champion.)

Deadprez: Impact looking happy with himself and rightfully so. Not many have achieved what he has in this company!

Gavin Kirkland: One of the best Prez, no question about and that match at Pain for Pride with TLA was an instant classic!

(Impact milks the reaction, both the good and the bad, enjoying the spotlight, Mikaela waiting for first his music, and then the reaction to die down. When it finally does, Mikaela lifts the mic and starts to speak.)

Mikaela Street: Welcome back to Showdown Impact, and congratulations!

(Impact shifts the belt on his shoulder.)

Impact: Thank you. It seems like an age I have been speaking of winning ten World Championships, so to finally have achieved my goal. Well, as you can imagine I am ecstatic.

Mikaela Street: Feels good?

Impact: The best, though I will hold back on saying I told you all so.

Mikaela Street: Elaborate for us. This was the culmination of a long journey, with many bumps in the road. Surely you have more to say.

Impact: Elaborate? Well, I’m a firm believer that actions have far greater power than words. There are many around here that speak eloquently, but do not have the necessary skills to succeed. I speak, and then I do, but a large proportion of this roster only do half that, the half that doesn’t matter. I prefer to let my ring work do the talking.

Mikaela Street: You certainly and totally did that in Season Fifteen.

Impact: That I did. Throughout the season I came to this ring, and I defeated the very best this company had to offer. Yes, there were moments of failure, but I always rebounded in the best way possible. Even though I defeated Adam Lucas at Dia Del Diablo I watched as he took MY shot. Even though I was given the odds of winning Grand Rampage to get that shot, I outlasted everyone and stood as the sole survivor. Then at Pain for Pride, on the grandest stage of them all, I defeated TLA and became a ten-time World Champion, something that will never be surpassed. I said I would. And I DID IT. Who else can say that?

Mikaela Street: Andre Walker?

(Impact chuckles to himself.)

Impact: Yeah, he got me on the draft show, not gonna lie. Chump got lucky once, but can he do it again, I very much doubt it. I don’t want to talk about Walker though, I want to talk about TLA. A man who was a great Champion and fought as hard as he possibly could. As much as I can’t stand him, I respect what he did with this belt. And after our show stealing match, I knew how much it meant to him, which was why I shook his hand. Will Andre do the same? I doubt it. I’ve said it time and time again, I am the very best around, bar NONE. And no matter what anyone thinks, that WILL remain the case, my legend is now solidified forever. NO ONE can say any different…

(Impact is stopped in his tracks, as ‘Invincible – Pop Smoke’ hits over the PA, the fans jumping to their feet as Chris Elite appears at the top of the ramp. Impact does not look amused or impressed.)

Deadprez: Well, there is one person who may say something a little different. Chris Elite joining us here on Showdown!

(Feeding off the reaction, Chris makes his way down the ramp and towards the ring, fist bumping with several of the fans as he does.)

Gavin Kirkland: Chris with a new lease of life after teaming with Jake Smith, the two of them having an epiphany last year!

Eve: Chris Elite one of the more popular Elitists, and he looks like he has something to say.

(Impact takes a couple of steps back, intrigued more than annoyed by the interruption. Chris Elite slides under the bottom rope and into the ring, to a roar of approval. Keeping his eyes on Impact, he leans over and grabs a mic, looking out over the fans before turning to Impact, and lifting the mic.)

Chris Elite: Hi bozo… remember me?

(The crowd roars again, Chris smirking, Impact dismissing him with a roll of the eyes…)

Chris Elite: Let me remind you, just in case old age has caught up with you and the memories a little muddled. I’m the guy who was a part of the Liquid Swordz that beat you and DEDEDE in the Grand Prix tournament. Ring any bells?

(Impact tilts his head, still listening and not impressed….)

Chris Elite: Since that moment, you’ve never been the same, regardless of that shiny draped over your shoulder.

Impact: Are you finished?

(Elite shakes his head.)

Chris Elite: I’m only just getting started, Grandad. See, here on Showdown I’m told that things are done properly, and with decorum.

Impact: That’s what they reckon.

Chris Elite: So, I thought I would reintroduce myself to you, and remind you that things are not quite as simple as they seem. See, my good friend Jake claimed the Cash in the Vault briefcase, so there is no doubt he lays in weight. But I think it only right to remind you that I personally am in possession of the GAWD contract that gives me any match at any time… whatever I want really. You may well be Mr. ‘Ten Times’, and you can claim that title now forever. But THAT title on your shoulder, that’s a totally different story. All I have to do Impact is click my fingers, hand in that contract and boom… your reign is over. Yes, you have your legend Impact, and I congratulate you. But that strap… the moment I hand the contract in, it’s mine.

(Impact nods, understanding Elite’s logic…)

Impact: Finished now?

Mikaela Street: Now hold on guys, remember who’s watching.

Impact: Oh, I’m not looking for trouble, or to upset our paymasters. All I have to say in addition is, you’ve no need to use the contract. Keep it. Because I’ll beat you’re a… butt at Midsummer Massacre, and I’ll do it for free.

(The crowd roars, a smirk forming on Elite’s face, nodding as he agrees to the match and the opportunity. Chris Elite holds of his hand, offering it to Impact, but Impact just shakes his head and walks off, rolling out the ring and up the ramp.)

Chris Elite: Impact?

(Impact turns around, looking straight at Chris.)

Chris Elite: Thank you.

(Impact just chuckles to himself and heads through the curtain, Chris Elite smiling at Mikaela before beginning his own walk up the ramp, high fiving the fans.)

Deadprez: Still to be confirmed, but I think a huge match has just been made. Impact’s first challenger has been decided, and it will be Chris Elite looking to climb the mountain!

Eve: Chris Elite wasting no time getting started, but what will Jake think about this!

Gavin Kirkland: They are all proud competitors… I can’t wait for that match!

(Chris turns to the fans and applauds them, before heading through the curtain.)

Deadprez: Things heating up here already on the first Showdown of season sixteen!

(Chris celebrates with the fans as Impact has disappeared to the back. A commercial for the new rules that Disney has instilled upon the EAW is playing before cutting back to ringside and Gina Romano.)

(The camera cuts back to ringside where the camera focuses on Deadprez at the commentary table.)

Deadprez: Welcome back to Saturday Night Showdown. Before we continue with our next match of the evening, allow me to introduce our special guest commentator for this next match. He is the EAW National Elite Champion, Donovan Duke.

(The camera shot widens to show the entire commentary table, including National Elite Champion Donovan Duke, who is at the end of the table next to Eve.)

Deadprez: Donovan, thank you for joining us tonight. I know you have an important match later tonight, so we are glad we can get your opinions on the competitors in this match.

Donovan Duke: Thank you. I am glad to be here. This match not only has huge implications on the people in the match, but also myself. I’m glad to see who will be next to step up.

Eve: We’re glad to have you here at the table, but right now, let’s send it up to Gina Romano for the ring introductions. 

(Camera cuts to Gina Romano standing in the ring with a smile on her face as she starts the introductions for the next contest of the evening.)

Gina Romano: Ladies and gentlemen, this next contest is scheduled for ONE FALL with a thirty minute time limit!

Crowd: ONE FALL!!

Gina Romano: And it is a TRIPLE THREAT MATCH to determine the Number One Contender for the NATIONAL ELITE CHAMPIONSHIP!

(“Drugs You Should Try It” by Travis Scott starts playing as Jon Kelton enters the arena. Accompanying Jon to the ring is the lovely London Zelaya.)

Gina Romano: Introducing first! Making his way to the ring and accompanied by Londyn Zelaya. From Dallas, Texas. Weighing 207 pounds. Here is “THE CHOSEN ONE” JON KELTON!

Gavin Kirkland: Here comes Jon Kelton heading to the ring and on his arm is London Zelaya. London is such a valuable asset to Jon Kelton and will certainly provide him with whatever he needs to succeed.

Eve: Jon Kelton had an amazing performance at Pain for Pride in the Cash in the Vault ladder match. He didn’t pick up the win, but he opened eyes on what he could do in the ring. He can continue that ascension here tonight with a win here in this match.

Donovan Duke: Honestly, Jon has become such a smooth operator in the ring with his moves and style becoming so fluid. He has certainly put in the work to get him to this point in his career. 

(Jon enters the ring and takes his corner in the ring as his entrance music fades off. Seconds later, “Antihero” by LISA starts playing as Jay Jerry Johnson enters the arena and heads to the ring)

Gina Romano: Introducing his opponents! First! From Yokohama, Japan. Weighing 206 pounds. Here is “THE CHARISMATIC ARTIST” JAY… JERRY… JOHNSON!

Deadprez: Here comes Jay Jerry Johnson making his way to the ring. This is a golden opportunity for Jay to get that breakthrough win that he needs.

Eve: Jay has been up and down during his time in Elite Answers Wrestling and now he’s starting to get the puzzle pieces to put together to start his climb to the next level of his career.

Donovan Duke: I’ve been in the ring on a few occasions and I can say that Jay is probably the most technically gifted in the ring. But he also has a tendency to cut corners here and there to get the job done. It could pay off for him tonight.

(Jay enters the ring and takes his corner while shooting a look towards Jon as his music fades away. After a few moments of silence, “Por Mi Mexico” by Lefty SM ft. Santa Fe Klan starts playing as Roberto De La Rosa enters the arena to a mixed reaction from the crowd as he heads to the ring. Accompanying Roberto to the ring is Esmeralda.)

Gina Romano: Being accompanied to the ring by Esmeralda De La Rosa. From Hidalgo, Mexico. Weighing 225 pounds. Here is “EL PADASTRO” ROBERTO DE LA ROSA!

Deadprez: Here comes Roberto De La Rosa down to the ring as the third and final participant in this triple threat match and look 

Gavin Kirkland: It’s always such an honor when Roberto brings Esmeralda with him to the ring. Esmeralda is a joy to have around the ringside area. A very classy lady who always assists in bringing success Roberto’s way. 

Donovan Duke: He has shown major strides since we last fought. Roberto is one of the most ruthless and intense people I’ve seen. He just looks for any opening he can exploit to bring him victory. 

Eve: Roberto was very close to winning the 24/7 Battle Royal, so it’s only a matter of time before he finds the success he desires. Winning this match could get him on the right path. We’ll see how it plays out for him tonight. Roberto is about to get in the ring and this match is about to begin.

(Roberto enters the ring and takes his corner as Esmeralda stands at ringside and his entrance music fades off. The referee talks to all three competitors before walking back to the center of the ring and calls for the bell.)

(DING! DING! DING!)

Deadprez: Here we go! Triple threat action with major implications on the line. If they make it through this triple threat match. They will also get to call themself the Number One Contender for Donovan’s National Elite Title. THE ACTION STARTS HEAVY AS JAY AND ROBERTO JUST START POUNDING ON JON KELTON!

Eve: They believe that Jon is the biggest threat in this match and they want to neutralize him as much as they can in order to better their chances of winning. Donovan, who would you like to defend your title against the most out of all three in the match right now?

Donovan Duke: Honestly, I’m more than ready to defend my title against any of the three in the ring. No matter who wins, I am excited for any one of them to win to become my next challenger.

Gavin Kirkland: Right now, Jon Kelton is in trouble early on as Jay and Roberto bring him back to his feet and whip him to the ropes. Kelton with the rebound AND HE IS TAKEN DOWN TO THE MAT WITH A DOUBLE BIG BOOT TO THE FACE! Londyn is worried already since the game plan looks to be taking her man out of the equation.

Deadprez: Jay now takes a chance to mount Jon and just pound lefts right into Jon’s skull, BUT LOOK AT ROBERTO! HE HITS THE ROPES AND REBOUNDS AND AS JAY ROLLS OFF OF JON, ROBERTO HITS A LEG DROP RIGHT ACROSS JON’S THROAT! ROBERTO ROLLS INTO POSITION AND GOES FOR THE COVER!

ONNNNNNNEEEEEE!

TWWWOOOOOOOO!!

TH-

Gavin Kirkland: Jon Kelton gets the shoulder up and Londyn breathes a sigh of relief that her man didn’t get taken out early in this match. But that doesn’t stop the opposition. Roberto pulls Jon back to his feet and puts Jon in a full nelson.

Donovan Duke: Effective strategy so far in this match. The question is how long will it work for them before it completely backfires. 

Eve: Good point from the champion as Jay gets ready to deliver a spinning back kick to Jon…. BUT JON GOT FREE AT THE LAST SECOND AND JAY KICKS ROBERTO IN THE GUT! MISCUE RIGHT THERE! But here comes Jon! Jon hits the ropes and DELIVERS A DOUBLE DROPKICK! 

Gavin Kirkland: The dropkick sends Roberto through the ropes and out of the ring and Jay going face first against the top rope. Jay stumbles back and he goes right into the waiting arms of Jon Kelton WHO PICKS HIM UP AND DROPS JAY WITH THE RELEASE GERMAN SUPLEX!

Deadprez: Jay was dropped on the back of his head as he slowly got back to his feet, BUT JON WAS WAITING FOR HIM! JON WAS ON THE TURNBUCKLES AND JON JUMPS AND TAKES JAY DOWN WITH A CLOTHESLINE FROM THE SECOND ROPE!

Donovan Duke: That’s the veteran instinct and the fluidity of Jon Kelton. He always tries to stay one step ahead of his opponents and that was an example to watch out for. 

Eve: You better believe it. Jay caught that clothesline right under the chin and he might have been knocked loopy as Jon goes into the cover.

ONNNNNNNNNNNEEEEEE!

TWWWWWWWWWW—

Deadprez: ROBERTO IS BACK IN THE RING AND HE JUST KICKED JON RIGHT IN THE BACK OF THE HEAD! Roberto was not happy with getting kicked out of the ring by Jon. Jay rolls over to the ropes to get his senses about him as Roberto stays on Jon.

Gavin Kirkland: Roberto has a handful of Jon’s hair and he starts spinning in a circle! Londyn isn’t gonna like that at all. ROBERTO IS ABOUT TO TURN JON INTO A HUMAN FRISBEE! ROBERTO WITH A REVERSE GIANT SWING AND HE JUST SLINGS JON HALFWAY ACROSS THE RING!

Eve: JON LANDS FACE FIRST WITH A SPLAT ON THE MAT AS ROBERTO CLAPS AWAY THE STRANDS OF JON’S HAIR FROM OUT BETWEEN HIS FINGERS! Roberto now has the advantage as he brings Jon back to his feet and whips him to the ropes. Kelton rebounds and ROBERTO CATCHES HIM AND THROWS HIM ACROSS THE RING AGAIN WITH A BELLY TO BELLY SUPLEX!

Donovan Duke: I’ve been on the other end of moves like that from Roberto before. They never feel good. I can guarantee that they hurt and they feel even worse when Roberto is in a bad mood… kind of like right now.

Deadprez: Jon is holding his back in pain as Roberto hits the ropes again. Roberto rebounds as Jon sits up. ROBERTO IS LOOKING FOR A METEORA–

Gavin Kirkland: WAIT! ROBERTO STOPS AT THE LAST SECOND AND JUST SLAPS KELTON ACROSS THE FACE! WHAT A FAKE OUT! Look at the ladies at ringside. Londyn is yelling for Jon to get back in this match and Esmeralda is cheering loudly.

Eve: Esmeralda might start cheering more as Roberto backs up against the ropes AND CATCHING JON IN THE FACE! THAT COULD HAVE CAUSED SOME INJURY RIGHT THERE AS ROBERTO GOES FOR HIS FIRST COVER OF THE MATCH!

ONNNNNNNNNNNEEEEEEEE!

TWWWWWWWWWOOOOOOO!

THHHHHHRRRRRREEEEEE-

Deadprez: WAIT A SECOND! JAY JUST GRABBED ROBERTO’S ANKLE AND DRAGS HIM OFF OF JON! Roberto is back to his feet and he is not happy about Jay ruining the cover. They are just glaring at each other.

Jay Jerry Johnson: (off-mic) What are you doing?

Roberto De La Rosa: (off-mic) What are YOU doing? I was going for the pin!

Gavin Kirkland: ROBERTO AND JAY ARE NOW JUST FIRING OFF AT EACH OTHER WITH FOREARMS TO THE FACE! First the miscue early in the match. Now the debacle with the pinfall. I think it’s safe to say that this little alliance is over. 

Donovan Duke: In a match where it’s every man for themselves, alliances are going to crumble as quickly as they are made. Case and point right there. Now Jay and Roberto are just hauling off on each other. 

Deadprez: Donovan’s not wrong as Jay gets the advantage in the slugfest as he takes Roberto to the ropes and then whips him to the ropes on the other side–

Eve: Roberto shows his power and reverses the Irish Whip and Jay hits the ropes. Jay rebounds and Roberto grabs Jay and goes for a backbreaker, BUT JAY SPINS OUT OF IT! JAY IS ON ROBERTO’S SHOULDER! Jay slides off the shoulder AND COUNTERS WITH A SPINNING BACKFIST RIGHT TO THE BACK OF ROBERTO’S HEAD!

Gavin Kirkland: Roberto was staggered after that shot, but he is still on his feet. Jay turns Roberto around AND HE JUST BACKHANDED ROBERTO RIGHT IN THE TEMPLE! ROBERTO COULD BE IN DREAMLAND RIGHT NOW!  

Deadprez: Jay grabs Roberto by the neck and Jay falls back AND PLANTS ROBERTO WITH THAT STO! ROBERTO’S FACE MEETS THE TURNBUCKLE AND THE TURNBUCKLE DOESN’T TASTE LIKE CANDY!

Eve: Jay brings Roberto back up and shoves him back into the corner. Now Jay is looking for something as he backs up. JAY RUNS FULL SPEED TO THE CORNER TOWARDS ROBERTO–

Gavin Kirkland: SPEAR BY JON KELTON! WHERE DID HE COME FROM? HE MIGHT HAVE JUST TAKEN JAY OUT OF HIS BOOTS WITH THAT SPEAR! JAY LANDS HARD AND JON KELTON GOES FOR THE COVER! IS THAT SPEAR ENOUGH?

ONNNNNNNNNNNNEEEEE!

TWWWWWWWWOOOOOO!

THHHHHHHHRRRRREEEEEE!

Deadprez: JAY GETS THE SHOULDER UP RIGHT BEFORE THREE! That was very close to ending the match right there. But Jay stays alive in this match which in turn also keeps Roberto alive.

Donovan Duke: That’s why triple threat matches can be so dangerous. You can take out one person from the equation, but you sometimes tend to forget about that third person in the match and it could cost a person. Perfect example is what we witnessed. Jay took out Roberto for a moment and Jon swooped in and took everything for himself. 

Gavin Kirkland: Jon knows that he needs to stay on his opponents in order for him to have a chance to walk away with the win. Jon now gets on the back of Jay and HE IS THROWING FOREARMS RIGHT TO THE BACK OF JAY’S HEAD!

Deadprez: Jon takes a second to stop the ground attack and brings Jay back to his feet and doubles Jay over and takes him back down to the ground with a snap suplex. Now it looks like Jon Kelton is climbing up to the top turnbuckle.

Eve: Jon Kelton is calling for Jay to get back to his feet. Jay is slow to rise but he is back up. Jon jumps off the top rope. JON LOOKING FOR A CROSSBODY–

Gavin Kirkland: PRETTY VISITOR BY JAY JERRY JOHNSON! KELTON WAS IN MIDAIR AND COULDN’T CHANGE DIRECTION SO JAY WAS ABLE TO GET ALL OF THAT CUTTER! KELTON IS DOWN AND POSSIBLY OUT! ALL JERRY NEEDS TO DO IS GO FOR THE COVER–

Deadprez: TALON DE AGUILA! WE FORGOT ABOUT ROBERTO DE LA ROSA! JAY JUST GOT SPEARED AGAIN! THIS TIME BY ROBERTO! JAY CRASHES AGAINST THE MAT ONCE AGAIN! Roberto is the only man standing as he goes for the cover on Jay. Will it be Donovan vs. Roberto? Roberto hooks the leg!

ONNNNNNNNNNNNEEEE!

TWWWWWWWWWOOOO!!

THHHHHRRRRRRREEEEE!!

Eve: JAY GETS THE SHOULDER UP AT THE VERY LAST MOMENT! ROBERTO CAN’T BELIEVE IT! Roberto was so close to becoming Number One Contender, but he looks over at Jon who still hasn’t moved and Roberto goes for the cover on Jon.

ONNNNNNNNNNEEEEEEE!

TWWWWWWWWWOOOOO!!

THHHHHHHRRRRREEEEEE–

Deadprez: JON GETS THE SHOULDER UP RIGHT BEFORE THE THREE! Roberto can’t believe another kick out just happened and he is getting more and more frustrated by the second. 

Donovan Duke: Roberto is very good in the ring, but this might be the biggest weakness in his game is the temper he is known to have. The more frustrated he gets, the more he starts throwing decorum out the window. If he wins this match, he can’t pull that with me because I have no issue taking advantage of his temper.

Gavin Kirkland: Roberto drags Jon back to his feet and just throws him right out to the floor right out in front of Londyn and she runs over to check on Jon as Roberto goes back to Jay Jerry Johnson. Londyn is such a caring person who always makes sure to check on the wellbeing of Jon Kelton. 

Eve: Mmhmm. Sure. But Roberto does grab the legs of Jay and brings them up. THAT’S THE LASSO FROM EL PASO!  SUBMISSION MOVE RIGHT HERE! JAY YELLING OUT IN PAIN! IF JAY GIVES IT UP, ROBERTO EARNS HIMSELF A SHOT AT THE NATIONAL ELITE TITLE!

Deadprez: THE REFEREE IS CHECKING WITH JAY TO SEE IF HE WANTS TO GIVE IT UP, BUT HE IS GIVING THE REF A RESOUNDING NO ANSWER! LOOK AT THE GRIT OF JAY! He is using all the upper body strength he can muster to drag himself to the ropes.

Donovan Duke: I gotta give it to Jay Jerry Johnson. His attitude hasn’t always been the best, but he does have a lot of determination within his being and it has helped him on many occasions. It’s that grit that Deadprez talked about that has given many opponents trouble and it would be something I would need to watch out for.

Gavin Kirkland: LOOK AT JAY! HE IS SO CLOSE TO THE ROPES, BUT ROBERTO JUST DRAGS JAY BACK TO THE CENTER OF THE RING! Look at Esmeralda at ringside so excited and happy for Roberto since he’s about to win this match. I’m happy for Esmeralda too.

Deadprez: JAY IS STILL IN PAIN AND IT LOOKS LIKE HE IS ABOUT TO TAP OUT RIGHT HERE AND RIGHT NOW! JAY’S HAND IS UP AND ROBERTO IS ABOUT TO WIN THIS MATCH–

Eve: JON KELTON IS BACK IN THE RING AND HE JUST GRABBED ROBERTO’S HEAD AND DROPS HIM WITH THE AVADA KEDAVRA! HEADLOCK DRIVER BY JON KELTON NOT ONLY PLANTS ROBERTO ON HIS HEAD, BUT FREES JAY FROM THE LASSO FROM EL PASO! ROBERTO IS DOWN AND KELTON GOES FOR THE COVER!

ONNNNNNNNNEEEEEE!

TWWWWWWWOOOOO!!

THHHHHRRRREEEEEEE!! 

Gavin Kirkland: ROBERTO KICKED OUT! THE REF WAS ABOUT AN INCH AWAY FROM COUNTING THREE AND ROBERTO KICKS OUT WITH WHATEVER ENERGY HE COULD FIND! WHAT DETERMINATION NOW BEING SHOWN BY ROBERTO!

Donovan Duke: That determination of Roberto had to meet the veteran skill of Jon Kelton head on just now. Jon Kelton has the most experience in this match and has probably forgotten more things than the other two have learned. It’s that bag of tricks along with everything else that has helped Jon Kelton become a very formidable foe. It has been great watching the three different styles clashing together in this match. I’m definitely taking notes.

Deadprez: This has been a very exciting and very competitive matchup between these three competitors all for the chance to compete for the National Elite Champion. Right now, Jon Kelton is the only man standing right now.

Eve: Kelton takes a chance to end the match as he drags Roberto to the corner and Kelton climbs up to the top rope once again and he is hoping for better luck this time.

Gavin Kirkland: Roberto still hasn’t moved after the headlock driver and Jon quickly jumps off the top rope! HE JUST DELIVERED A DOUBLE FOOT STOMP RIGHT TO THE CHEST OF ROBERTO DE LA ROSA!

Donovan Duke: Jon Kelton has the ability to execute moves from all different styles. Power, high flying, submission. Kelton’s repertoire has a little bit of everything and that can keep a person off kilter. I think this has been a great match. They all are showing how much they want to be my next challenger.

Deadprez: Kelton on his feet as he goes for the cover, BUT JAY IS BACK TO HIS FEET AND TAKES JON DOWN WITH A SLINGBLADE RIGHT ACROSS THE THROAT! Kelton is down and Jay is back in control of this match.

Donovan Duke: You have got to have eyes in the back of your head if you want to survive a triple threat match. Right now, it could be Jay Jerry Johnson who walks away with the Number One Contendership.

Eve: Right now it’s Jay looking to end this match right now. He crouches in the corner waiting for Kelton to get back to his feet. Jay is looking for Parallelism. That Claymore Kick could win it for him if he hits it. Kelton is back to his feet AND HERE COMES JAY AT FULL SPEED–

Deadprez: KELTON FELT IT COMING AND HE LIFTS JAY IN THE AIR AND COUNTERS THE PARALLELISM KICK WITH A HUGE SPINEBUSTER! THE BACK OF JAY’S HEAD SNAPS BACK AGAINST THE MAT AS HE ROLLS TO THE ROPES, BUT JON FORGOT ABOUT ROBERTO!

Gavin Kirkland: Roberto with a dropkick to the back of Jon Kelton and taking him down into the corner. ROBERTO RUNS FULL SPEED AND SPLASHES JON AGAINST THE TURNBUCKLES! ROBERTO NOW LIFTS JON UP AND SETS HIS FEET ON THE BOTTOM ROPE BEFORE LIFTING KELTON UP IN THE AIR!

Eve: ROBERTO HAS KELTON UP IN THE GRITO MEXICANO POWERBOMB! KELTON WALKED TO THE MIDDLE OF THE RING! ROBERTO STARTS THE SPIN OF THE POWERBOMB TO MAKE SURE GET FULL IMPACT OF THE POWERBOMB—

Gavin Kirkland: KELTON GOT HIMSELF FREE MIDSPIN FROM THE POWERBOMB AND LANDS ON HIS FEET BEHIND ROBERTO! ROBERTO QUICKLY TURNS AROUND AND IS KICKED IN THE GUT BY JAY! ROBERTO DOUBLED OVER AND JON STARTS HOOKING THE ARMS! THIS MIGHT BE THE ANTI EQUATION! FUTURE SHOCK DDT ON THE WAY– 

Deadprez: BUT IT WAS JAY JERRY JOHNSON WITH A ROARING ELBOW TO THE BACK OF THE HEAD AND KELTON LETS THE DDT GO! JAY SPINS JON AROUND AND CATCHES HIM RIGHT IN THE FACE WITH A ROUNDHOUSE KICK!

Gavin Kirkland: Kelton was just knocked out of the ring with that roundhouse kick from Jay and that could be it for Kelton for the night, BUT ROBERTO FROM BEHIND  WITH A FOREARM TO THE BACK OF JAY’S HEAD! JAY BOUNCES OFF THE ROPES SO HE STAYS ON HIS FEET! ROBERTO PICKS HIM UP AND DROPS JAY ACROSS THE KNEE WITH A BACKBREAKER! 

Eve: JAY WAS JUST PLANTED WITH THAT BACKBREAKER AND HE HOLDS HIS BACK IN PAIN ONCE AGAIN! BUT ROBERTO IS RIGHT ON HIM. ROBERTO PICKS HIM UP AND KICKS HIM IN THE MIDSECTION AND PUTS HIS HEAD DOWN. ROBERTO LIFTS HIM UP! ROBERTO GOING FOR THE CALLING CARD PILEDRIVER! IF ROBERTO HITS IT, IT’S OVER!

Donovan Duke: That is some serious power by Roberto, especially since he’s been through a whole lot this match. Roberto wants the win and he wants it bad. Let’s see if he gets it!

Deadprez: JAY SHIFTS HIS WEIGHT AND GETS BACK DOWN ON HIS FEET AND JAY COUNTERS THE CALLING CARD WITH A BACK BODY DROP! ROBERTO HOLDING HIS LOWER BACK AS HE GETS BACK TO HIS FEET, BUT HE IS MET BY JAY WHO KICKS HIM IN THE GUT AND HAS HIS HEAD DOWN!

Gavin Kirkland: Esmeralda is yelling for Roberto to get out of it, but it might be too late. Poor Esmeralda has to watch as JAY FIGHTS THROUGH THE BACK PAIN AND ROBERTO IS LIFTED IN THE AIR AND HE IS DROPPED BY JAY AND THE ALT + F4! THAT WAS A DANGEROUS MOVE BY JAY JERRY JOHNSON!

Donovan Duke: You can say that again. Jay can be dangerous whenever he gets the chance and he might be the one I defend my title against next.

Eve: ROBERTO JUST GOT DROPPED RIGHT ON HIS HEAD AFTER JAY’S VERSION OF THE TIGER DRIVER ‘98! JAY THINKS HE HAS THIS MATCH IN THE BAG AS HE GOES FOR THE COVER! IS JAY ABOUT TO BECOME THE NUMBER ONE CONTENDER RIGHT NOW?

ONNNNNNNNNNNEEEEE!

TWWWWWWWWOOOOO!

TTHHHHHRRRREEEEEEE–

Deadprez: WAIT A SECOND! HERE COMES JON KELTON! WHERE DID HE COME FROM? HE JUST SWOOPED BEHIND JAY AND ROLLED HIM UP! SCHOOLBOY BY KELTON! IS KELTON GOING TO STEAL THE WIN HERE WITH THE DANGEROUS ROLL UP?

ONNNNNNNNNNEEEEE!

TWWWWWWWWWOOO!!

THHHHHRRRREEEEEEE!!

(DING! DING! DING!)

(“Drugs You Should Try It” starts playing again as Jon quickly rolls out of the ring and Jay sits up in shock as the referee rolls out of the ring and follows Jon.)

Gina Romano: Here is your winner and the Number One Contender for the National Elite Championship… JON KELTON!

(The referee raises Jon Kelton’s arm in victory as Londyn raises the other arm as Jay pounds his fists into the mat since he can’t believe he got caught by Jon before he rolls out of the ring in frustration.)

Deadprez: What a match we just witnessed. Any of the competitors in this match could have walked away with the victory, but it was the veteran instinct of Jon Kelton that saw him take advantage of Jay’s handiwork to pick up the win.

Gavin Kirkland: I agree that Roberto and Jay put up such an amazing fight in the match and both could have walked away with the win on numerous occasions. Right now, seeing the smile on Londyn’s face just radiates around the arena. I mean I am happy for Londyn as well. Jon Kelton has just got a chance to become National Elite Champion.

Eve: You have to feel a bit bad for Jay Jerry Johnson. He took Roberto out and was looking to lock up the victory for himself, but he took his eye off the ball for one brief second and it just slipped away. So what do you think about your new Number One Contender, Donovan?

Donovan Duke: I agree with what Deadprez said. The win could have gone to any of the three in the ring. Jon Kelton played his cards right and now he’s the next challenger for my title. I’m excited for our match and what we can bring to the table.

(After Donovan said that, Jon and Londyn find their way over to the commentary table and stand right in front of the commentary table.)

Deadprez: Well, here is your challenger. Donovan, it was a pleasure having you on commentary with us. Thank you for your help with calling this amazing match.

Donovan Duke: The pleasure is mine. Thank you for having me, Deadprez.

(Donovan takes off his headset and stands up from the commentary table as he looks at Jon Kelton on the other side of the table.)

Eve: Champion and Challenger locking eyes. We give all credit in the world to Roberto De La Rosa and Jay Jerry Johnson, but congratulations to Jon Kelton on the huge victory. Now we will have Donovan Duke and Jon Kelton competing for the National Elite Title. What a match that will be!

(The final shot shows Donovan and Jon looking at each other with smiles on their faces as Donovan slowly holds the National Elite Championship in the air as the scene fades to a commercial break.)

(After returning from the commercial break. The camera switches to ringside when suddenly ‘Partition (Smearcase Trap Remix)’ by Beyoncé starts to play throughout the Movistar Arena. The fans get up and boo loudly, some cheer as the stunning Kassidy Heart walks out wearing black spanks, a red halter top and clear platform slides. Looking around, she shakes her head and walks slowly to the ring…)

Deadprez: A very determined, angry, and rather silent Kassidy Heart since losing to Andrea Valentine at Pain For Pride which many of us didn’t expect, we all know how much she prides herself as a World Champion and while she wrestled one hell of a match, she wasn’t able to capture the Universal Women’s Championship. Now we are going to see what Kassidy Heart will do in a position she doesn’t find herself in often, missing out on a title shot. The question is could this be it for Kassidy? Can she recover? With her we just don’t know.

Eve: And there have been rumors about what Kassidy is going to do next, maybe nothing, she is not the kind of woman that is used to being away from the Championship picture and do you honestly think she will settle for anything less? No, Kassidy Heart is a Main Event player that is a Hall of Famer and has broken records on a yearly basis, coming off the greatest season and a half that anyone has ever seen. There is a reason Hurricane Hawk drafted her with one of his top picks, win or lose, doesn’t matter, this woman is a champion.

Gavin Kirkland: And that hair! We really didn’t see Kassidy the last couple of months on Showdown, she was over on Dynasty and involved in the Universal Women’s Championship picture, so this is the first time we have seen this bit… beautiful Kween in quite some time and that look she has! It’s kinda scary.

(Kassidy Heart gets in the ring as Gina Romano announces her….)

Gina Romano: EAW Universe and Buenos Aires! Please welcome the Hall of Famer…… “THE NECRO MAULER” KASSIDY HEART!!!!

(She gets a huge ovation, both boos and cheers, she takes the mic from Gina who quickly gets out of the ring. Standing there for a moment, Kassidy looks out at the crowd as they continue to cheer and jeer….)

Kassidy Heart: I didn’t ask for this time to address the EAW Universe, I demanded it. When you are a woman in my position, there is a certain stature you hold and granted I should be standing here with the Universal Women’s Championship around my waist. To say that I am not a little disappointed, even a bit embarrassed at the fact I didn’t defeat Andrea Valentine at Pain For Pride is an understatement, because she had to go where no one has ever been in her shoes. See, Andrea Valentine has always been the woman that all of you cheer for, even though she had a little lapse in morality last season, she in turn has defeated some of the best, like Andre Walker, Xander Payne, The Visual Prophet, Dr. Bethany Blue, Ms. Extreme, Cameron Ella Ava, and the list goes on and one, so there really shouldn’t be any shame in not standing here as the Universal Women’s Champion, right?

(Kassidy snickers some before her green eyes look up into the camera…)

Kassidy Heart: No…. I am ashamed because I am FAR beyond the levels of any of the Elitists she has defeated and stand here constantly getting their praises and awarded for doing what I have been doing on a weekly basis…. WINNING! There isn’t a single person in this company that can touch my run from late 2020 until just these last few weeks, but all I start hearing after Pain for Pride is that Kassidy Heart is on the decline!? I actually find that very cute and hilarious if I’m to be honest, all because Andrea Valentine had to dig deeper than she has ever dug before and was able to squeak a victory out, then suddenly all I’m peppered with is how much better she is than me? No honey, that is where this argument becomes a one-sided conversation because ONE match doesn’t define a career and the beauty about the EAW is that everything comes full circle and this will not be the last time we will meet, oh it will happen again and the results will be different, but obviously it will not be for the Universal Women’s Championship now as she then turned while I am watching with my husband and allows a HACK like Harper Lee to steal the Championship from her and truthfully I don’t know who I feel worse for, Andrea for being stupid enough to allow that to happen, all of you for having to watch that insufferable waste of space as the Champion, us the Elitists for now knowing she will get more TV time, how much can the torture continue or even the Good Doctor on Voltage for continuing to sit on her crown and subjecting us to this garbage. I’m not going to have to worry about any of that, because you see the Champion? Is the same woman I forced to tap out last season because she was too scared to continue.

(Some of the crowd cheer at that, others boo because it is Kassidy Heart….)

Kassidy Heart: Do you know what power is? Knowing that Harper is looking over her shoulder right now scared to death that I am going to come after her. That Impact who the last time we were in the ring I pinned him is also looking over his shoulder wondering when I am going to walk out here and challenge him for MY Answers World Championship. THAT is power! THAT is who Kassidy Heart is and it seems like most of you have forgotten that. I have lost TWO matches in almost two years and both times the competitors had to dig so deep to even be lucky enough to pull it off. That is why Hurricane Hawk brought me back, this is why Showdown has the best roster in the EAW right now, because I am in it! Pain For Pride 15 isn’t going to define me! That match with Andrea isn’t going to be my legacy, oh no honey, it has already been forged in steel! But I know what you are thinking, what is next for Kassidy Heart? Like you didn’t know whether I have a title or not I am the measuring stick of this company! I am the opportunity, I am the chance, I am the one that everyone wants to beat and say they could because it instantly makes them a success while I just come out here everyday and do my job and do it better than anyone else. Does anyone really believe I’m not going to get World Championship gold around my waist again?

(As she starts laughing, it suddenly stops, her eyes narrow glaring into the camera….)

Kassidy Heart: Wrong… I will be a World Champion again…. But I control it, not you, not Hurricane Hawk, not the Blue Brand, not Disney….. only Kassidy Heart. I know that all of you want this to be the beginning of my “decline”, that I have already peaked and can never duplicate what I have already accomplished here? Correct? What wishful thinking, it’s adorable, it really is, but if any of the Elitists on Showdown, even Dynasty and Voltage believe that I am no longer the one to beat? Then let me be the first to burst your bubble. With that said….

(Suddenly she is cut off when “Blue World” by Mac Miller starts to play throughout the arena as Jack Ripley comes out. He looks around and smiles, heading to the ring. Kassidy looks stunned and annoyed, staring right at him as he walks toward the ring, getting a mixed reaction from the crowd.)

Deadprez: Now this is interesting! Jack Ripley, another Showdown roster signee is making his way toward the ring and we all know that Kassidy won the Answers World Championship from Ripley!

Eve: And I think he remembers that as it is written all over his face. He is focused on Heart as he gets to the apron and enters the ring.

Gavin Kirkland: Jack Ripley is here, and I hope that he and Kween Kassidy have a very intelligent conversation to entertain us and the fans!

Eve: You are too much.

(Jack slides in with a camera in hand and walks up to Kassidy…)

Jack Ripley: I hope you were done, because I think everyone else was listening to you Kassidy.

(If looks could kill right now, Jack Ripley would be dead, but Kassidy says nothing and instead takes a few steps back.)

Jack Ripley: I was standing in the back and heard what you had to say, and you know what? I’m glad. It actually brought a smile to my face when I was drafted to Showdown and why wouldn’t I be considering I won the Blue Brand the first pick of the Draft. When your name came up and then mine, seeing the rest of the names that were brought here as well, knowing that I am in the Main Event tonight, I finally felt home in the spot where I deserve to be, at the top of the Showdown brand, but what I can’t seem to shake off though Kassidy is this little dark cloud that follows me everywhere when I come down to the ring and that is March 27, 2021…. Inside of a steel cage…. The night you took my Answers World Championship and that was the beginning of your legendary run. I could come out here like so many others have and complain about Season 14 here, but it was another time, not what it is now, so it’s a moot point, but there is one feeling I will always remember after all that time scratching and clawing my way to the very top of the EAW…. How it felt to be a World Champion.

(The crowd cheers and some boo as Jack paces some, keeping his eyes on Kassidy who hasn’t taken hers off Ripley….)

Jack Ripley: On the same night that your reign of terror began in that Unsanctioned match against the Doc at Road to Redemption 2020, it was the crowning moment of my career, the night I survived the Extreme Elimination Chamber and pinned Jamie O’Hara in the middle of the ring to become the New Answers World Champion, but that reign lasted what? Three Months? ALL that time for THREE MONTHS!? No… no… Kassidy, that never sat well with me. Another thing, where was my rematch? It never happened, I was pretty much cast aside and had to forge my own path again, so fast forward a year later, took some time off, had some memorable matches on Dynasty, whatever, there was one person that stayed in my mind the entire time as I watched you over here dominating…. KASSIDY HEART.

(This time he gets right up to her face, Kassidy though doesn’t budge, not even blinks, burning holes in each other with their glares.)

Jack Ripley: It could have happened at Pain For Pride with a few other pieces, but instead you went had your match with Andrea and I had to teach some punk that he hasn’t even come close to paying his dues. I’m not here to play games, I’m not here to waste my team. The way I look at it? A win over the former record-breaking Answers World Champion is a direct pass to a shot at Impact or whoever has the belt. Besides, you and I have some unfinished business. So, “Measuring Stick”, “The Opportunity”… how about you and me at the Midsummer Massacre.

(The arena erupts in cheers as both Elitists stare at one another. Finally, Kassidy raises the mic to her lips with a sheepish grin on her beautiful face.)

Kassidy Heart: Your funeral.

(She drops the mic and walks past him and out of the ring, ‘Partition (Smearcase Trap Remix)’ by Beyoncé starts to play as Jack glances over his shoulder and smirks, nodding his head as Kassidy continues to the back not turning around once.)

Deadprez: We will have to wait for this to be made official! But could we be seeing a rematch from Under Siege 2021! Kassidy Heart taking on Jack Ripley and talking about some wounds in this match that never healed! What a way to kick off the Season!

Eve: This is going to be a war if the match is officially made for Brazil! Jack wants it and Kassidy obliged! Wow! We are making all kinds of statements with the Showdown roster here tonight and it is only the first night of Season 16!

Gavin Kirkland: What a wonderful and beautiful human being Kassidy is by accepting the challenge in such a pleasant matter! What a match this is going to be!

Eve: Really, Gavin?

(Jack watches on as Kassidy continues making her way to the back, slowly fading to an ad for a 1 day pass for all Disney Parks with the purchase of a Ronan Malosi “I Mickey Mouse Everything” t-shirt!.)

(As the ad ends, ‘Invincible’ by Pop Smoke plays through the arena speakers as Chris Elite comes out to a lot of smoke. He’s met with cheers from the fans, lots of claps as he makes his way down the entrance ramp and into the ring.)

Gina Romano: THE FOLLOWING CONTEST IS SCHEDULED FOR ONE FALL WITH A TWENTY MINUTE TIME LIMIT! INTRODUCING FIRST, FROM BROOKLYN, NEW YORK— GAWD GIVEN GREATNESS, CHRIS ELITE!

Deadprez: THE GAWD GIVEN GREATNESS, THE ABSOLUTE EPITOME OF MAN IN CHRIS ELITE IS HERE IN SHOWDOWN! What an honor to have him here, and what an honor to call his first ever Season 16 match in Showdown!

(‘Mr..Brightside’ by the Killers plays through the arena speakers as Lexi comes out of the titantron with a cocky smile on her lips. She keeps this confident and almost chaotic nature as she goes down the entrance ramp and into the ring.)

Gina Romano: AND HIS OPPONENT, FROM DETROIT, MICHIGAN— THE MOTOR CITY MACHINE GUN, LEXI!

Eve: And here comes someone trying to make a name for herself in Season 16! After a loss to Veena Adams at Pain for Pride, you know she’s looking to make Season 16 her own!

(DING! DING! DING!)

Gavin Kirkland: AND NOW IT’S TIME TO SEE WHO WILL COME OUT THE BATTLE BETWEEN TWO INSANELY QUICK COMPETITORS OF SHOWDOWN HERE TONIGHT! CHRIS AND LEXI ARE BOTH FIRED UP AND READY TO GO TO WAR, AND IT’S TIME ONE OF THEM GOES TO WORK! CHRIS AND LEXI ARE EYEING EACH OTHER DOWN, AND THEY’RE CIRCLING THE RING! CHRIS MAKES THE FIRST MOVE EARLY ON AND WANTS TO FINISH THIS MATCH EARLY! LEXI ATTEMPTS A COLLAR-ELBOW TIEUP, BUT CHRIS DUCKS UNDER, FLIPS HER OVER AND PUSHES THE LEGS DOWN FOR A PIN!!! THE FIRST COVER AND WE’RE BARELY 10 SECONDS IN!

OOOOOOOOOONNNNNEE-

Eve: AND SHE KICKS OUT! LEXI KICKS OUT AND CHRIS IS TRYING TO KEEP THE PACE UP! LEXI TRIPS CHRIS UP, FLIPS HIM OVER AND ATTEMPTS THE EXACT SAME THING! BOTH COMPETITORS LOOKING FOR A PIN ATTEMPT EARLY ON IN THIS MATCH!

OOOOOOOOOONNNNNEE-

Deadprez: AND NOW IT’S CHRIS WITH THE KICKOUT! CHRIS ROLLS HER OVER, AND HE’S TRYING TO KEEP HER DOWN! CHRIS GETS UP AND ATTEMPTS TO STOMP HER FACE IN BUT LEXI DODGES IT, KIPS UP AND NOW THEY’RE BOTH IN A STALEMATE POSITION! IT’S AN EQUALLY POSITIONED WAR HERE TONIGHT, AND THIS CAN’T GET ANY BETTER FROM HERE, CAN IT? 

Gavin Kirkland: I don’t know, DP. I got some high expectations. Chris and Lexi are ready to keep on throwing hands, and Lexi attempts a flying elbow smash, BUT CHRIS SIDESTEPS AND SWEEPS HER OFF HER FEET! CHRIS JUMPS UP AND LANDS A POWERFUL ELBOW DROP AND NOW LEXI’S DOWN! CHRIS KNOWS THAT ALTHOUGH LEXI MAY BE SOMEWHAT CONTROVERSIAL, SHE IS SOMEONE TO LOOK OUT FOR, AND HE’S TRYING TO PUT HER OUT RIGHT HERE! CHRIS BRINGS LEXI UP TO A BENT POSITION, AND HE SHOVES HER UP FOR AN AXE KICK TO THE JAW! LEXI’S STAGGERED AND HOLDING ON TO THE CORNER FOR DEAR LIFE! CHRIS SEES THIS AS AN OPPORTUNITY TO KEEP ON GOING, AND HE MIGHT BE GOING FOR IT RIGHT HERE! HE’S GOING FOR THE HAWK EM—

Eve: AND IT CONNECTS! THE RUNNING DOUBLE KNEES CONNECT AND LEXI IS OUT! CHRIS IS SHOWING THAT VETERAN EXPERIENCE EARLY ON, AND LEXI HAS NO ANSWER FOR ANYTHING HE’S DOING! CHRIS IS RAINING DOWN STOMPS ON HER, AND HE’S HOLDING ONE IN!!! THE REFEREE SEES THIS AND BEGINS THE COUNT OFF! 

OOOOOOOOOONNNNNEE!

TWWWOOOOOO-

Deadprez: AND CHRIS RELEASES! HE’S LOOKING PEACEFUL AND LIKE HE’S GIVING A CHANCE FOR LEXI TO GET UP, BUT HE HITS HER WITH ANOTHER STOMP TO THE FACE! THE REFEREE IS TRYING TO TELL HIM TO STOP, AND CHRIS IS OBLIGING! HE’S SQUATTING IN THE MIDDLE OF THE RING AND WAITING FOR LEXI TO GET UP! LEXI MIGHT BE OUT RIGHT HERE! LEXI TRIES TO GET UP, AND CHRIS FAKES HER OUT! HE’S NOT ACTUALLY GOING FOR A MOVE, AND HE’S JUST TOYING WITH HER RIGHT NOW! LEXI IS TRYING TO CATCH A BREATHER, BUT HERE COMES CHRIS ELITE WITH A EUROPEAN UPPERCUT!

Gavin Kirkland: AND LEXI IS SHOWING SIGNS OF FIGHT! LEXI DODGES THE UPPERCUT AND NOW CHRIS IS HOLDING THOSE KNUCKLES IN PAIN! LEXI IS STRIKING HIM WITH KICKS FROM THOSE TREE TRUNK LEGS! CHRIS IS GETTING CAUGHT OFF GUARD, AND NOW LEXI IS LANDING ELBOWS OF HER OWN! LEXI IS JUST TAKING THE FIGHT TO CHRIS ELITE WITH A POWERFUL BACKSPIN KICK! CHRIS IS GETTING ROCKED RIGHT NOW, AND IT’S NOT LOOKING GOOD! LEXI HITS HIM WITH A PELE KICK, AND NOW SHE’S GOING FOR THE EUROPEAN UPPERCUT THAT CHRIS ELITE MISSED EARLY ON—

Eve: AND NOW IT CONNECTS! LEXI IS JUST ROCKING HIM WITH UPPERCUTS, AND NOW IT’S CHRIS IN THE CORNER! LEXI HITS HIM WITH A HURRICANRANA, AND NOW IT’S LEXI STOMPING MUDHOLES ON CHRIS ELITE’S CHEST! LEXI! LEXI! LEXI! AND SHE STOPS! NOW IT’S LEXI STARING CHRIS DOWN AND PLAYING MIND GAMES! SHE’S POSING IN THE CENTER OF THE RING NOW! CHRIS IS DOWN AND THERE’S NOTHING HE CAN DO RIGHT NOW! LEXI IS LOOKING TO TAP HIM OUT WITH A CROSS ARMBREAKER, BUT CHRIS IS STILL IN THE FIGHT! CHRIS GRIPS HIS WRENCHED HAND AND SLAMS HER HEADFIRST INTO THE MAT! LEXI DIDN’T SEE THAT COMING, AND NOW IT’S CHRIS STOMPING A MUDHOLE ON HER CHEST!

Deadprez: CHRIS! CHRIS! CHRIS! CHRIS! HE’S JUST NOT STOPPING WITH THOSE MUDHOLE STOMPS! IT’S TIME FOR CHRIS TO OPEN HER MATA, AND HE PICKS HER UP INTO A STANDING POSITION! HE GRABS HOLD OF HER ARM AND THE MOOD SWINGS CONNECTS! THE FRONT FLIP SNAPMARE DRIVER JUST TOOK LEXI OUT, AND NOW HE’S GOING FOR THE COVER! BOTH SHOULDERS ARE DOWWWWNNNNN!

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONNNNNNNEEE!

TTWWWWWWWWWOOOOO-

Gavin Kirkland: AND LEXI KICKS OUT! CHRIS HAS GIVEN IT CLOSE TO HIS ALL AND SHE’S STILL IN THE FIGHT! AND NOW IT’S CHRIS GOING FOR MASSIVE SHOTS TO HER MIDSECTION, JUST GROUNDING AND POUNDING ON HER IN A MILLION DIFFERENT WAYS! CHRIS IS GOING ALL OUT LIKE A BULLDOG AND CHRIS LANDS A POWERFUL KNEE DROP TO TAKE HER BREATH AWAY! IT’S INSANE HOW WELL CONDITIONED HE IS, AND NOW IT’S TIME FOR CHRIS ELITE TO CONTINUE HIS ONSLAUGHT OF QUICK AND INNOVATIVE OFFENSE! CHRIS LEAPS OFF THE SPRINGBOARD AND LANDS A POWERFUL SENTON BOMB ONTO LEXI! WHAT A MATCH THIS EARLY ON! SHE’S ALMOST OUT OF IT!

Eve: CHRIS IS GOING FOR ANOTHER PIN!!!!! HE’S GOT THE SHOULDERS DOWN AND HE FEELS THAT IT’S ONLY RIGHT HE ENDS THE MATCH RIGHT HERE!!! CHRIS WAITS FOR THE REFEREE TO COUNT, WHICH HE DOES!!! THE REFEREE COUNTS AND CHRIS IS SMILING AT THE LIGHTS!

 OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONNNNNNNEEE!

 TTWWWWWWWWWOOOOO!

THHHHHREEEEE-

Deadprez: AND LEXI KICKS OUT AGAIN! CHRIS IS JUST TAKING HER TO HER LIMIT, BUT IT SEEMS LIKE SHE’S PUSHING PAST IT! CHRIS IS SEATED AND NOW CAN’T HELP BUT LET THE EMOTIONS FLOW! LEXI IS DESPERATE FOR SOMETHING TO GO HER WAY, AND SHE PULLS CHRIS DOWN BY HIS NECK, THROWS HIM OVER HER BACK AND NOW SHE PUTS HIM IN THE CROSSFACE! SHE’S SHOWING JUST HOW GOOD OF A WRESTLER SHE CAN BE WHEN ENRAGED AND MOTIVATED! CHRIS IS ALMOST ABOUT TO TAP! HE’S SHAKING THAT HAND, AND HE STILL HAS SOME FIGHT LEFT IN HIM! CHRIS IS JUST FIGHTING AND LANDING ELBOWS TO LEXI’S JAW WITH WILD INSTINCT, AND THEY’RE LANDING! LEXI RELEASES THE HOLD, AND NOW IT’S CHRIS TO GET UP! HE’S HOLDING HIS NECK IN PAIN, THOUGH!

Gavin Kirkland: AND CHRIS ELITE RUNS OFF THE ROPES AND ATTEMPTS TO LAND A PENALTY KICK, BUT LEXI IS RIGHT THERE! LEXI STRIKES HIM WITH A SUCKER PUNCH FROM OUT OF NOWHERE, AND LEXI HITS HIM WITH AN UPPERCUT! SHE DROPS DOWN AND THE REFEREE IS KEEPING AN EYE FOR A POTENTIAL LOW BLOW! SHE DOESN’T DO IT, THOUGH! NOW IT’S CHRIS TO PUT HER INTO A CLINCH, BUT AMIDST ALL THE CHAOS LEXI LANDS A LOW BLOW! THE REFEREE DIDN’T SEE IT, AND HE CAN’T MAKE A CALL! HE’S FORCED TO CONTINUE THE MATCH, AND LEXI IS JUST LANDING HEAVY FISTS DOWN ON CHRIS’ JAW! GOSH DANG! AND NOW LEXI IS THE ONE WITH A JUMPING DDT! NOW IT’S HER TURN TO GO FOR THE COVER! BOTH SHOULDERS ARE DOWN!!!! 

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONNNNNNNEEE!

TTWWWWWWWWWOOOOO!

THREEEEEE-

Eve: AND LEXI KICKS OUT! NOW IT’S TIME FOR LEXI TO CONTINUE THE VIOLENCE! SHE’S EMPTYING OUT ALL HER ANGER ON CHRIS ELITE WITH THOSE MASSIVE BLOWS, AND AMIDST ALL THAT QUICKNESS, SHE RAKES HIS EYES! THE REFEREE COULDN’T SEE IT AND CHRIS IS BLINDED! LEXI’S RAINING DOWN ELBOW AFTER ELBOW, NOT STOPPING UNTIL SHE’S SATISFIED! LEXI BEGINS STRIKING DOWN CHRIS WITH HEADBUTTS ON THE GROUND! 

Deadprez: BUT CHRIS DODGES ONE! LEXI HITS THE MAT HEADFIRST AND CHRIS TAKES ADVANTAGE OF THIS WITH A REAR NAKED CHOKE! CHRIS WITH THE REAR NAKED CHOKE AND LEXI IS TRYING HER ABSOLUTE BEST TO NOT FADE OUT WITH THAT INSANE CHOKE! SHE’S KEEPING IT ALIVE, BUT CHRIS ELITE HAS THOSE BICEPS FLEXED AND SHE IS ALMOST ABOUT TO FADE OUT OF IT! CHRIS AND LEXI ARE FIGHTING LIKE THEY’RE ON THE MEAN STREETS OF BROOKLYN AND IT’S PROVING TO BE A CHALLENGE FOR THE BOTH OF THEM! CHRIS HAS THAT REAR NAKED CHOKE LOCKED IN, BUT LEXI IS TRYING TO WRENCH THOSE FINGERS BACK! CHRIS IS TRYING TO KEEP THAT HOLD LOCKED IN, BUT LEXI BEGINS BITING ON THEM! CHRIS HAS TO LET GO, AND HE DOES!

Chris Elite; (off-mic) You are one mean lady!

Gavin Kirkland: AND IT’S CLEAR THAT ELITE WAS SHOCKED THAT LEXI COULD DO SOMETHING LIKE THAT! LEXI’S JUST MOCKING HIM RIGHT NOW, AND CHRIS IS ANGERED! HE KNOWS THAT HE HAS TO FINISH THIS MATCH IN HIS FAVOR OR IT’S GAME OVER! LEXI IS INCHES AWAY FROM A SUPERKICK, AND SHE MOVES CLOSER TO ATTEMPT IT— BUT CHRIS ELITE JUMPS UP AND STRIKES HER WITH AN OPEN YA MATA! THE JUMPING KNEE STRIKE CONNECTS AND NOW SHE’S DOWN! CHRIS GOES FOR THE PIN RIGHT HERE! HE’S HOPING THAT THIS IS IT!!!

OOOOOOOOOONNNNNEE!

TWWWWWWWOOOOOOO!!

THREEEEEEEEEEEE!

Eve: BUT LEXI KICKS OUT! SHE’S PROBABLY OUT OF IT RIGHT NOW, THOUGH! CHRIS IS GOING FOR SOMETHING MASSIVE HERE, AND HE TAKES IT TO THE SKIES! CHRIS JUMPS OFF THE TOP ROPE AND LANDS A MASSIVE 450 SPLASH— BUT NO! LEXI GETS THE KNEES UP AND CHRIS JUST ATE A KNEEPAD TO THE JAW! HE’S OUT AND SO IS LEXI! THEY’RE BOTH INCHES AWAY FROM EACH OTHER AND YET, NEITHER OF THEM CAN DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT! CHRIS IS TRYING TO GET UP TO HIS FEET, BUT HE’S STRUGGLING AND FALLING AGAIN! LEXI IS DOING THE SAME, BUT SHE’S FAILING AS WELL! THE REFEREE IS STRUGGLING TO CALL THIS MATCH A NO CONTEST, BUT I SAY LET THEM FIGHT! LET THEM BEAT THE HELL OUT OF EACH OTHER! CHRIS AND LEXI ARE STRUGGLING TO GET UP, AND IT’S A RACE AGAINST TIME TO SEE WHO WILL GET UP FIRST!

(Both Chris and Lexi are trying to get up, the referee is sweating and the crowd is on their feet.)

Gavin Kirkland: CHRIS REACHES OUT! LEXI REACHES OUT! CHRIS PULLS HIMSELF UP FIRST AND IT’S HIS TURN TO BEGIN POUNCING ON LEXI, BUT SHE BEGINS SCRATCHING THE BACK OF HIS EARS! LEXI IS FIGHTING LIKE A CHEETAH RIGHT NOW, AND CHRIS IS TRYING TO KEEP IT IN HIS CONTROL! CHRIS ELITE WITH SEVERAL ELBOWS FROM NOWHERE! HE’S IN ATTACK MODE AND NOW IT’S LEXI’S TURN TO BE IN DEEP, DEEP WATERS! LEXI IS ALMOST OUT!!! CHRIS IS FIGHTING LIKE A WOUNDED ANIMAL RIGHT NOW, AND HE’S NOT SHOWING ANY SIGNS OF STOPPING! THAT IS, UNTIL HE GOT TIRED! CHRIS STOPS OUT OF FATIGUE AND LEXI TAKES THIS AS AN OPPORTUNITY TO GET BACK UP! CHRIS IS STILL UP, AND SO IS LEXI! CHRIS IS INCHING TOWARDS HER, TRYING TO GRAPPLE HER BUT THE LIGHTS OUT CONNECTS! THE SUPERKICK TAKES HIM OUT AND NOW IT’S LEXI WITH THE COVER HOPING TO END THIS MATCH! BOTH SHOULDERS ARE DOWN AND CHRIS IS LOOKING UP AT THE LIGHTS! THE REFEREE GOES FOR THE COVER!

OOOOOOOOOONNNNNEE!

 TWWWWWWWOOOOOOO!

THREEEEEEEEEEEE!

Eve: BUT CHRIS KICKS OUT! LEXI IS SHOCKED AND SHE THOUGHT THAT IT WAS OVER! SHE THOUGHT THAT THE MATCH WAS OVER AND NOW SHE’S HOPING TO END IT SOME MORE! SHE GETS UP ON THE TOP ROPE AND IS LOOKING TO HIT ANOTHER ONE OF HER SIGNATURES! SHE BREATHES IN THE HOT, EXCITING AIR AND LEAPS OFF FOR A HEART STOPPER! THE MOONSAULT CONNECTS AND LEXI PICKS HIM UP! SHE’S GOING FOR THE LEXI LOCK! THE OCTOPUS STRETCH IS JUST WRENCHING CHRIS ELITE BACK! HE’S TRYING TO SURVIVE AND HANG ON, BUT LEXI IS SHOWING NO SIGNS OF STOPPING! SHE’S BENDING THOSE FINGERS BACK AND SNAPS THE DIGITS! CHRIS IS IN ABSOLUTE PAIN RIGHT NOW, AND YET HE’S STILL TRYING TO FIGHT OUT OF IT! What an absolute madman! He’s got that dawg in him, for sure.

Deadprez: THOSE MEAN STREETS OF BROOKLYN HAVE TAUGHT HIM A THING OR TWO, AND IT’S SHOWING! CHRIS IS ALMOST THERE, AND LEXI MIGHT HAVE TO RELEASE THE HOLD! HOWEVER, CHRIS CATCHES A MOMENT OF FATIGUE AND CLASPS LEXI AND THROWS HER OVERHEAD FOR A BELLY TO BACK SUPLEX, BUT HITS THE NECKBREAKER MID AIR! THE FUSION DANCE CONNECTS AND NOW LEXI IS INCHES AWAY FROM A LOSS! CHRIS GETS THE COVER, THE SHOULDERS DOWN AND REFEREE READY TO COUNT! HE CHECKS IT OUT AND SEES A POTENTIAL PIN COVER RIGHT HERE! CHRIS SMILES UP AT THE LIGHTS AGAIN! HE MIGHT HAVE IT RIGHT HERE!

OOOOOOOOOONNNNNEE!

TWWWWWOOOOOO!

THREEEEEEEEE!

Gavin Kirkland: AND SHE KICKS OUT! LEXI KICKS OUT OF THE FUSION DANCE! CHRIS DOESN’T KNOW WHAT TO DO RIGHT NOW AND HE’S IN SHOCK! HE CLEARLY DID NOT SEE THIS COMING AT ALL, AND IT’S DAMN CLEAR THAT LEXI MIGHT STILL HAVE THE DETROIT DAWG IN HER AS WELL! THE CROWD IS WILD AND EVERYONE IS ON THEIR FEET! WE ARE WITNESSING A NEW ERA IN PROFESSIONAL WRESTLING EVERYBODY!!! WOOOOOO!

Eve: Why are you so excited? This isn’t a 5 star Jim Meltzer classic in the Tokyo Dome, this is a Showdown, albeit GREAT, Showdown match!  Calm down, and open ya mata— Gavin! Hehe, I’m funny. CHRIS IS LOOKING TO CAP IT OFF RIGHT HERE, AND HE’S GOT LEXI IN HIS SIGHTS! HE’S FEELING THE ADRENALINE GOING THROUGH HIS VEINS RIGHT NOW, AND HE’S INCHES AWAY FROM A WIN! HE FEELS THE CROWD, HE FEELS THE ENERGY AND IT’S TIME THAT HE KICKS OFF HIS SHOWDOWN SEASON 16 DEBUT WITH A BIG WIN OVER LEXI!  HE’S GETTING ALL HYPED UP, AND CHRIS ATTEMPTS A SUPERKICK, BUT LEXI DODGES AND STRIKES JUST AN INCH BELOW HIS NO-NO AREA! LEXI’S PLAYING WITH THE RULES RIGHT NOW, WHAT A BEAST! LEXI IS STRIKING HIM WITH SEVERAL KICKS TO THE STOMACH, AND SHE HAS CHRIS ELITE’S HEAD WITHIN HER GRASP! SHE ATTEMPTS THE STANDING SHIRANUI, BUT CHRIS HITS AN ATOMIC DROP! LEXI DIDN’T SEE THAT COMING AND NOW CHRIS HAS AN OPPORTUNITY RIGHT HERE! CHRIS IS PUMPING HIS LEGS UP WITH SOME SQUATS, AND NOW CHRIS SEES A SHOT HERE!

Deadprez: LEXI IS FADING OUT, AND SHE’S ABOUT TO COLLAPSE! CHRIS KNOWS HE HAS TO MAKE THIS WORK, AND HE ATTEMPTS A SUPERKICK! THE SUPERKICK LAYS LEXI OUT AND NOW CHRIS IS LAUGHING AT THE LIGHTS WHILE ATTEMPTING THAT CREATIVE AND CRAZY COVER! BOTH LEGS AND SHOULDERS ARE DOWN, AND LEXI MIGHT HAVE TO BE ROLLED OUT OF THE RING! CHRIS GOES FOR THE PIN AND THE REFEREE COUNTS!

OOOOOOOOOONNNNNEE!

TWWWWOOOOO!

THREEEEEE!

(DING! DING! DING!)

Gina Romano: HERE IS YOUR WINNER, CHRIS ELITE! 

Eve: Wow. What a war between two elite level competitors. Insane.

Deadprez: CONGRATS TO CHRIS FOR ACHIEVING A WIN IN SUCH A HIGH-OCTANE HEART ATTACK MATCH! WOOO!

(Chris Elite celebrates in the ring as Lexi is rolled out, visibly unconscious and tired as the camera fades to footage of Harper Lee cashing in her Iconic Cup at the Draft Show before cutting back to ringside.)

( ‘Sweet Dreams’ by Eurythmics screams through the Movistar Arena, signaling the arrival of the new Universal Women’s Champion, Harper Lee! Having cashed-in the opportunity that came hand-in-hand with her Iconic Cup victory at the EAW Draft Show, she put then champion Andrea Valentine down for the count with her now notorious ‘Sleeping on the Floor’ maneuver. The moment her entrance music hits, the Argentinian crowd churn out an overwhelming, almost deafening negative reaction! Boos and jeers make-up most of what is heard on the broadcast; while inside the arena you’d have to really concentrate to find Annie Lennox’s singing! It’s clear that such a reaction doesn’t bother Harper Lee whatsoever, who is now situated on the entrance ramp. She holds her championship high into the air, egging on the crowd to put in some more effort to their less-than-ideal welcoming. As Harper situates the championship around her waist we cut to the ringside commentators table. )

Deadprez: Well I believe that’s a reaction most of us were expecting. The hostility tonight almost matches what occurred last week in Orlando! Harper Lee may have realized her dreams in becoming the Universal Women’s Champion. But at what cost? Her actions were abhorrent, I’m not at all surprised that the Buenos Aires crowd tonight are making themselves heard!

Gavin Kirkland: Abhorrent? I guess so. But ultimately Harper Lee would have had to cash-in on somebody no matter the situation. In my opinion? She did what she had to do. We’re in a combat sport and kindness isn’t always reciprocated. Going off Harper’s history, we know she’s one to roll the dice when it comes to her perception. You saw how she was smiling after the referee raised her hand last week. I don’t think she cares about being disliked!

Eve: Was the lead pipe really necessary, though? Poor Andrea looked concussed! She didn’t have a fighting chance and it was a bottom-of-the-barrel, evil move by Harper!

Gavin Kirkland: Necessary or not, Harper did what she had to, ensuring that when the referee rang the bell she was in the best position to capitalize! We’d all be laughing at her had Andrea retained the Universal Women’s Championship last week. So as much as it pains me to give Harper credit for hurting my future wife, it worked, and that’s all that matters!

Deadprez: Look you two, we could go back-and-forth about this all day. But it’s clear the fans in Argentina share the same sentiments as those back in the United States. What Harper did is difficult to justify! The boos haven’t stopped since her entrance music hit, and now she’s almost made it to the ring. It looks like we’re going to get some kind of explanation, some hint of what this new champion’s reign will look like, any moment now!

( Harper Lee has indeed made it down the entrance ramp, ascending the steel steps and bringing herself over the middle rope to get into the ring. The “Woman Without Fear” showcases such a nickname, once more raising her new Universal Women’s Championship and goading those packed into the arena to show their disdain for her. After some time, Harper decides she’s had enough playing around. She gestures for a microphone from a ringside attendant and situates herself in the middle of the ring. Her theme music stops, and after some time, the crowd quietens down too. This allows Harper to bring the microphone up to her lips. )

Harper Lee: The last couple of months have been a whirlwind for me. From losing at Dia del Diablo and losing the Specialists Championship to Ximena Velasquez, to winning the Iconic Cup and now? Winning the Universal Women’s Championship. You could say it’s an extreme turnaround of fortunes for me. Now I get it, what I did wasn’t popular. Andrea is a fan favorite, she was on this amazing, written-in-the-stars run. But honestly? I don’t care. Sometimes unpopular decisions have to be made for the betterment of civilization. The best women’s wrestler in the world should be holding this championship. That wrestler is me.

Harper Lee: I am sure Andrea, and by extension Dr. Bethany Blue, feel cheated. They feel like what I did last week was unfair. But this was always inevitable, ever since I lost the Specialists Championship, me holding this championship was inevitable. The Iconic Cup allows me to do what I did to Andrea, why wouldn’t I take advantage of such a privilege? People are so angry and wound-up because I had a plan, one I set in motion and pulled off successfully? Maybe if you stopped worshiping false icons, you’d realize what I did was well within the rules of this game. EAW’s resident doctor has had months to make use of her Empress of Elite win. Andrea even said it herself, since the second she beat Ms. Extreme? She had a target on her back.

Harper Lee: The wrestling world is in disarray because I took my shot and didn’t miss. Sometimes fairytales don’t get to play out and that’s okay. But this was always the next step for me and I’m not ashamed to have utilized my Iconic Cup victory to its fullest extent.

Harper Lee: I mean think about it for a moment. We were heading into a new season, with new owners looking for people to step up, to rise to the challenge. We always hear that same-old monologue with each season, see the same articles. Who’ll break the mold? Who will seize the occasion and the unfamiliarity of a new season and shock the world? Last week was the perfect time to cash-in and shock the world. Nobody saw it coming. People are calling me a thief, people are acting like I did some disgusting, deprived act. But I heard a bell ring, I saw Andrea get to her feet, I saw her try and throw a punch at me. What’s the issue? The manner in which I won is not the problem, it’s the woman who ended up winning that you all hate.

Harper Lee: But I don’t care. I did what was best for me, we’re in a sport where you have to be selfish and have to be your own biggest fan. Disney were egging people on to make a show and amaze them. Nobody is talking about Andre Walker and Impact’s match. Nobody is talking about Minerva and Ronan Malosi. Instead? They’re all talking about “Captain” Harper Lee.

Harper Lee: On the subject, let’s review shall we? Let’s talk about what I have done in my career to get to this point. Former Tag Team Champion, captain of Team Showdown at Territorial Invasion. I’ve been the greatest Specialists Champion since Brody Sparks. The potential has always been there, it’s always been whispered like a close-kept secret how good I’ve been. The woman I beat last week cannot compare to me. Really think about it. I’ve achieved in the past two weeks what ninety-percent of women that come into this company can’t do in a lifetime. I’m already above them, all these women from past eras. I could retire right here, right now, in Buenos Aires, Argentina and be a future Hall of Fame Inductee. I’m already a living legend!
( At the mention of their country, the crowd descended into raucous and jeers. Harper Lee emits an insincere laugh, shaking head from side-to-side. It’s too easy! While having achieved so much within her young career, it seems the Argentinian faithful don’t agree with Harper’s statements about being a living legend! This continues for some time, with the commentary booth remarking that if Harper continues, her safety might be in jeopardy from this hostile crowd in the Movistar Arena. This audience really doesn’t like the new Universal Women’s Champion. Matter of fact, their only cheers have come at the mention of Andrea Valentine! )

Harper Lee: This new season, Disney overseeing this company’s continued rise, it’s going to be the best and most prosperous season yet. I can just feel it, because as long as I hold this championship? It’s the top-tier belt, unopposed. I have beaten some big, big names and I have waged war with the top women in this company. My legacy will be cemented this season. I’ve done virtually all there is to do! Aside from defending this, my baby, the top prize in all of women’s wrestling! Wins over Hikari Kanno, over Andrea Valentine, they’ve set me up for greatness and this season? Will be the season of Harper Lee because

( ‘Roll With Me’ by Charli XCX begins to play! I repeat, ‘Roll With Me’ roars through the Movistar Arena and the fifteen-thousand fans in the arena come unglued! Andrea Valentine is here! Harper Lee audibly squeeks into the microphone. She looks like she’s seen a ghost! The shock on Harper Lee’s face is indescribable. Just seven nights ago, she struck Andrea Valentine on the back of the head with a lead pipe, pinning her for the Universal Women’s Championship and tonight Andrea has risen from that loss, being cheered like a deity in Buenos Aires, Argentina! )

Gavin Kirkland: My queen has come to claim the throne once more! She’s alive and well and the Argentinian crowd are rightfully worshiping her presence! Look at her, bask in her beauty!

Eve: You holding up okay over there, Gavin?

Deadprez: It seems like Andrea had heard enough of Harper patting herself on the back! Though I’ve got to say, I think we’re all shocked to see her out here following what went down in Orlando last week! Harper seemed so intent to crown herself as the face of the Disney era but it seems Andrea may lay claim to wrangling that accomplishment from her, along with the Women’s Universal Championship she lost last week!

Eve: Actions have consequences, you two! Did you see Harper’s face when Andrea’s music hit? I think she wasn’t expecting to see her for a long, long time. I’m sure Harper had wiped her hands of Andrea, congratulating herself in a job well-done. But Andrea has come to burst Harper’s bubble and the Movistar Arena appears elated with her arrival!

Gavin Kirkland: I think I’m going to faint!

( As Gavin Kirkland furiously sips down water, Andrea Valentine waves and encourages the crowd to make some noise. It’s clear Harper Lee isn’t a fan of Andrea’s unexpected arrival and her antics that have followed. It takes some time for the crowd’s energy to fade away, who knew that Andrea had such a fervent following, way down in Buenos Aires? But she opts to stick to the entrance ramp, opposed to joining Harper down in the ring. The crowd settles down shortly after Andrea’s music comes to a stop. Andrea’s glistening smile fades, as she brings the microphone in her hand from from her side and places it before her face. )

Andrea Valentine: Thanks for the amazing reception, you guys! I want to thank the thousands of people who have sent me well-wishes through social media, too. But you guys know me well enough by now, nothing keeps me down for too long. Harper knows that too, and I’ll admit you got me last week. I didn’t see it coming, and I have to congratulate you on that. After beating Ms Extreme, after defending and fighting some of the best in the game, I thought I finally understood how this sport works, what I needed to do to keep a hold of my belt and solidify myself as one of the best to ever step foot into that ring.

Andrea Valentine: You crushed all of that, Harper. You have a right to look so smug and to give yourself some credit. I’m still struggling to sleep at night from the headaches your little attack has given me. You took a lot more than my championship on the EAW Draft show. But I’ve got to say I’m a little shocked that you seemed to be under the impression I wouldn’t be here. Just because it’s in the rules? Just because you cashed-in your Iconic Cup and took me out? It doesn’t mean this is over. Matter of fact? It’s only just begun between us.

Andrea Valentine: You obviously have no idea who you’re messing with. I’ll give you some props, you’re a great wrestler Harper! You deserved to win that Iconic Cup, and as you’ve rightfully pointed out you would have probably become the face of the division down the line even if you hadn’t beaten Hikari Kanno. But I have been down and out before. This isn’t the first time I’ve been blindsided, I doubt it’ll be the last. I have walked through fire to get ahold of the belt sitting on your shoulder. I have beaten the best this company has to offer, I’ve beaten Dr. Bethany Blue, The Visual Prophet, even Andre Walker!

Andrea Valentine: This year has been so blessed for me. I really felt like I’ve made a change to the industry. I held that championship for so long, defended it against some of the best, main evented Pain for Pride against Kassidy Heart! I even got inducted into the Hall of Fame! But you have put a dark cloud over all of that. Harper, you may think you’re on top of the world. But the difference between you and I? Is that I don’t need to sneak attack and cheat against the women I face to defend that, the Universal Women’s Championship. You don’t deserve to be standing there but I can’t change the past.

Andrea Valentine: So let’s put that to the test, shall we? Midsummer Massacre. Andrea Valentine vs. Harper Lee. No lead pipes, no cash-ins. Face me and give yourself the chance to prove to all of these people that your win last week wasn’t a fluke! Better yet? Give me the opportunity to kick, punch and slam that nasty little smirk off of your face Harper! Let’s settle this and see who really deserves to be the champion of this division!

( Andrea’s words are filled with determination and passion. The crowd reacts in-tune, they’re on board with Valentine’s suggestion and are going nuts! The possibility of seeing Andrea and Harper go at it is an intriguing one, given how their prior encounter went down. Everyone inside the Movistar Arena seems enamored with the idea! Well, everyone but Harper. She cuts through the cheers like a katana through watermelon, her words stopping the crowd in their tracks! )

Harper Lee: Oh, would you all like to see that? Andrea Valentine getting a crack at me and this beautiful, shimmering Universal Women’s Championship? Well it’s on, Andrea… Right after I’ve gone through every other woman in this company. You can’t be serious, can you? Just because you’re popular, doesn’t mean you can just show up and demand things whenever you want, honey! I’m the champion, I pick who I face, if I accepted every woman who staked a claim to this belt then I’d never catch a break! I’ll tell you what Andrea, wait patiently at the back of the line and I’ll give you a call in a couple of years. How’s that?

Andrea Valentine: I see, I see. So much for being the new face, I guess. I mean personally? I’d want to show out for Disney at every available opportunity. But not everyone is built like me. All those people calling your win a fluke will be laughing right now—

Harper Lee: Andrea, Andrea. Let’s not be so rash! You know, I’ve given it some thought. And you’re right. Disney want a fighting champion, don’t they? And I guess, though it’s not a priority whatsoever to me, these people want a fighting champion, too. So I’m down. It’s on. But only because I say that it’s on, okay? Midsummer Massacre, Harper Lee beats Andrea Valentine again and defends her belt in the biggest match possible. Not to add, it’ll be before a deserving country like Brazil! I’m going to give Disney what they want, and I’m going to show them that it wasn’t a fluke when I cashed-in on you. I know that I am better than you, soon enough? The whole world is going to know that too. So I’ll see you then, Andrea. It’s on!

( What a match! Andres seems pleased with her work, while Harper Lee is fired-up before the crowd who are booing her Brazilian-related comment. But some of them are still cheering, as we’re likely to see these two behemoths at the top of the women’s division go at it! Andrea’s music hits as she waves to the crowd and blows Harper a kiss, she soon disappears to the back as we cut to the commentators desk, who are elated at this announcement! )

Deadprez: What a moment, what a match! I wasn’t expecting to see Andrea Valentine whatsoever tonight, let alone witness her work herself into a rematch with Harper Lee! This will be a huge bout, should it be approved. Andrea is probably the most deserving of the opportunity and this one will answer a lot of questions. Was Harper Lee’s cash-in a fluke? Or does she really possess the abilities to put Andrea Valentine away twice in one month?

Gavin Kirkland: Andrea! If you’re listening, I’m sorry for doubting you! My queen, please forgive me for siding with that generic soccer mom. She did you wrong! I’m so sorry!

Eve: Seek help!

( Harper Lee begins to vacate the ring and walk up the entrance ramp. The scene fades to black as we transition elsewhere in the show. But it’s all-but-confirmed, at Midsummer Massacre we’ll see what is a highly anticipated rematch between Harper Lee and Andrea Valentine! As we cut to the final commercial break of the night.)

(The Camera pans to the ring after the break where Gina Romano stands by for the Main Event….)

Gina Romano: THE FOLLOWING CONTEST IS THE MAIN EVENT OF THE EVENING! IT IS A TAG TEAM MATCH WITH TV TIME REMAINING AND IT IS SCHEDULED FOR ONE FALL!!!

Crowd: ONE FALL!!!!

Gina Romano: Introducing team number one…. First from Las Vegas, Nevada! THE STRAIGHT SHOOTER…. JACK RIPLEY!!!!

(“Blue World” by Mac Miller starts to play throughout the arena as Jack Ripley comes out. He looks around and arrogantly smirks, heading to the ring. As he reaches the apron, Jack stands there for a moment and poses but as his music fades it is replaced with “It Follows” by Cane Hill. The fans immediately erupt in boos…)

Gina Romano: His partner! From Toronto, Ontario! Weighing in at 255 pounds…. He is “THE BEST IN THE WORLD”….. XANDER PAYNE!!!!

(Xander Payne slowly walks out, fists clenched, storming to the ring. He looks intense and ready to make an impression as a member of Showdown before rolling to the ring and screaming. Jack Ripley and Xander Payne look at one another and nod….)

Deadprez: Main event time! And we see two of the top draft picks that Showdown took in the ring right now and they will be facing two more of the top Draft picks…. But we have right now with us, none other than Jake Smith, the Cash in the Vault winner! I know that you were advertised to be at ringside, but welcome to the commentary booth!

Jake Smith: Thank you, I appreciate it. What a great time to be in the EAW and especially Showdown, talk about some of the best right here in one brand. You are looking at four coming up.

Eve: And yourself. You were also the ace for Showdown General Manager, Hurricane Hawk. What do you think of this match here tonight?

Jake Smith: Well, you saw my confrontation with Adam Lucas earlier, we all know that is going to be a collision course, but right now you are looking at former and future World Champions here and one Hall of Famer.

Gavin Kirkland: Always good to see you Jake, you smell fantastic, like…. Like Cucumber Melon.

Jake Smith: :bye:

(As “It Follows” by Cane Hill starts to die down, it is replaced by “The Outsiders” by Eric Church. The fans get up and cheer as Donovan Duke walks out holding the National Elite Championship. He heads to the ring slapping hands with the fans…..)

Gina Romano: The Opponents! First from Stillwater, Oklahoma! Weighing in at 212 Pounds, He is the National Elite Champion…. “THE OKLAHOMA GENTLEMAN” DONOVAN DUKE!!!!

(Duke continues to head toward the ring as he gets to the outside, staring up at Xander and Ripley when his music dies down and it is replaced by “You Know My Name” by Chris Cornell. The fans once again erupt in cheers as Adam Lucas slowly walks out and then heads to the ring with purpose….)

Gina Romano: And his partner! Hailing from New York City, New York! Weighing in at 231 Pounds…. He is…. “THE NEXT LEVEL”….. ADAM LUCAS!!!!!!!

(The crowd continue to cheer as he walks up and reaches to where Donovan is, they both slap forearms before sliding into the ring ready to take on Jack Ripley and Xander Payne…)

Deadprez: Donovan Duke! The National Elite Champion and Adam Lucas, a man who almost became a World Champion last season and it will not be long before we see gold around his waist! This is going to be an incredible match and it looks like both are ready to team together and work as a unit!

Eve: They really are and will have to if they are going to walk out victorious here tonight!

Gavin Kirkland: My man, Adam, and the fiery Donovan Duke, two of the absolute best guys out there!

Jake Smith: What did they do to Gavin Kirkland?

Eve: Disney.

(The referee checks both teams as Donovan starts and Ripley starts, the referee then calls for the bell for the match to start….)

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

(Duke and Ripley circle the ring before locking up, Ripley with a quick arm drag but Duke is right back up, Ripley comes in but Duke trips him up, jumping on him for a pin but doesn’t even get a one count, as Ripley kips back up, Duke though catches Ripley with an arm drag himself….)

Deadprez: Both of these Elitists haver started the feeling out process and they are on each other right now! Ripley is back up and Duke charges in, no! Ripley catches Duke with a hip toss, but Duke counters while on the mat with a double kick to the chest pushing Ripley back, this time Duke kips up and Ripley charges in, but Duke is able to catch Jack with a side headlock takedown, but Jack quickly turns to the side!

ONE!!!!!

Deadprez: Duke is able to push off the mat keeping the headlock intact as he gets up to his knees, and now to his feet, but Ripley with a push into the ropes, Duke bounces off, shoulder tackle by Ripley! Duke is down and Ripley bounces off the ropes, Duke with another kip up and a POWERSLAM! RIPLEY LOOKS STUNNED AND IS UP, DONOVAN DUKE HITS A DROPKICK AND RIPLEY GOES DOWN AGAIN! HE IS BACK UP ONLY FOR DUKE TO HIS ANOTHER ARM DRAG AND LOCK IN THE ARM BAR AS HE REACHES OVER AND TAGS IN ADAM LUCAS!

Jake Smith: First tag of the match and I have to admit, these two seem to be on the same page, I am a little surprised by that considering their past…. I guess all our pasts.

(Adam Lucas comes in, bouncing off the ropes with a huge elbow, Duke lets go as Adam then picks up Ripley and throws him into the turnbuckle….)

Eve: Adam Lucas charges in and Ripley quickly gets out of the way! NO! Adam stops and Ripley has no clue, turning around and a huge right! Another right! And another haymaker! Ripley is teetering back and Adam Lucas with a discus punch! Ripley falls to the mat and rolls out of the ring! Adam Lucas looks on as Xander Payne is checking on Ripley and…. SUICIDE DIVE BY ADAM LUCAS AS THIS CROWD GOES NUTS!

Crowd: THIS IS WRESTLING!!!! THIS IS WRESTLING!!!! THIS IS WRESTLING!!!!

Gavin Kirkland: ADAM LUCAS FLEW THROUGH THE ROPES AND TOOK OUT RIPLEY AND PAYNE! HE PICKS RIPLEY BACK UP AND THROWD HIM BACK IN THE RING, ADAM RUNS AGAINST THE ROPES WITH A CORKSCREW ELBOW AND THE COVER!

ONE!!!!!!!!!!

TW…..

Gavin Kirkland: Jack Ripley kicks out! Adam Lucas quickly picks him up, whipping him into the turnbuckle, Ripley reverses, Adam hits hard chest first, I felt that one in my man boo….. chest! Adam stumbles back and Ripley with a German Release Suplex!

Jake Smith: High risk, high reward but Jack Ripley is such a master in the ring, he can cut it off and make you pay for it. Adam now finds himself in trouble.

Eve: This is the opening he needed and tags in Xander Payne! We wondered howe well any of these teams were going to work together, with the history between Adam and Donovan Duke when he was Insurgency to Xander and Jack Ripley, but it looks like all four men are working well with their partners and here comes Xander! Stomping the fallen Adam Lucas, bouncing off the ropes with a Cannonball Senton and he hit that right on the money!

Deadprez: He did and with that extra weight it took the air right out of Adam! Xander now picks up Adam by the hair, what a textbook BELLLY TO BELLY AND HE GOES FOR THE PIN!

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

TW….

Jake Smith: Quick kickout! I have been in the ring with both men here and it is going to take a lot more than that to beat Adam Lucas!

Deadprez: Xander though has taken control and he picks up Adam this time whipping him into the ropes, he lowers his head for a back body drop, NO! ADAM LUCAS WITH A SMALL PACKAGE!!!!

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

TWO…..

Deadprez: HE ALMOST CAUGHT HIM BY SURPRISE! But Xander is back up and he is walloping Adam Lucas…. But Adam is fighting back! Both men are laying into each other as Xander is taking the worse of it, Adam with a few stiff rights and he bounces off the ropes, clothesline! NO! Xander ducks, Adam turns and Xander with a forearm! It stuns him and Xander with a T-BONE SUPLEX ON ADAM! HE ROLLS OVER AND TAGS IN JACK RIPLEY!

Gavin Kirkland: Ripley is in, and he grabs Adam…. Snap sup….. NO! ADAM LUCAS WITH A SWINGING NECKBREAKER AND HE JUMPS TO THE CORNER AND TAGS IN THE NATIONAL ELITE CHAMPION! DONOVAN DUKE IS IN AND HITS A CLOTHESLINE AT THE RECOVERING JACK RIPLEY! HE THEN RUNS AND ELBOWS XANDER PAYNE… NO! XANDER DUCKS AND CATCHES HIM, JACK RIPLEY HITS DAYLIGHT SLAYING TIME AND DONOVAN DUKE GOES DOWN! RIPLEY QUICKLY TAGS XANDER PAUN AND HE IS IN THE MATCH! WHAT GREAT WRESTLING ACTION WE HAVE HERE!

Eve: And while Gavin is admiring the great wrestling here, it looks like team Ripley and Xander have cut the ring in half for Donovan Duke! He is down in the corner and Xander Payne hitting those repeated knee strikes into the chest and face of Jack Ripley who is trying to get out of the corner! Now he is driving the knee into the neck and chest, as Jack drops and holds Duke in place… HERE COMES ADAM LUCAS BUT THE REFEREE STOPS HIM AND NOW JACK IS CHOKING DUKE WHILE XANDER IS LAYING THOSE KNEES INTO HIM! COME ON REFEREE!

(The crowd erupts in boos as Adam finally goes back to the corner and the referee turns only for Ripley to be back on the Apron and Xander telegraphing Duke in the corner, backing up some before charging in….)

Jake Smith: SENTON IN THE CORNER AND HE SQUASHED DONNOVAN DUKE! THAT IS A LOT OF GIRTH THERE AND HER MAY HAVE CAVED DUKE’S CHEST IN! I think we have all felt that once or twice and admittedly Xander and Jack are working really well as a tag team right now!

Deadprez: They really are and there is no doubt that Adam Lucas can see Duke is in a lot of trouble as Jack tags in now and Xander picks up Duke, setting him up over his knee as Jack comes down with an elbow! What a tandem move by these two and he goes for a cover!

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

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

T….

Deadprez: DONOVAN DUKE KICKS OUT! If there is one thing you can say, the National Elite Champion is extremely tough and it is going to take a lot more than that, but he needs to get out of the corner and tag out if they are going to have any chance in defeating this fine team of Jack Ripley and Xander Payne!

Eve: You are right, and Jack now grabs the legs of Duke and turns him over, locking in what seems to be a Boston Crab and Donovan Duke is writhing in a lot of pain! Adam Lucas looks on concerned knowing that his partner is in a world of hurt! Ripley leans back and he starts putting the pressure on lower back and legs as Donovan Duke is doing everything that he can to steer the pressure off his lower back, but Jack Ripley is bending back!

Jake Smith: HE is planting his feet and with that leverage, Jack can really hurt the back of Donovan! This is wrestling 101 from four of the very best in this industry but I fear that this will be over pretty quickly if Donovan doesn’t find some way to escape this!

(Duke bites down on his knuckles because of the pain as he tries to once again muscle up and….)

Gavin Kirkland: ADAM LUCAS BREAKS IT UP! HE HAD ENOUGH AND XANDER PAYNE IS IN THE RING AND BOTH WRESTLING STUDMUFFINS ARE GOING AT ONE ANOTHER! THEY ARE BOUNCING MEAT AT ONE ANOTHER AND THE REFEREE IS TRYING TO STOP THEM, BUT JACK RIPLEY IS BACK ON DONOVAN BUT AGAIN DUKE ROLLS HIM UP FOR A PIN! THE REFEREE DOESN’T SEE IT!

(The crowd counts….)

Crowd: ONE!!!! TWO!!! THREE!!!! FO….

(The referee quickly turns and sees the pin as he goes for the count….)

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

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

Deadprez: JACK RIPLEY KICKS OUT! Adam Lucas and Xander Payne have been separated and Jack grabs the foot of Duke and tags out! Xander is in, and SENTON FROM THE APRON ON DUKE! XANDER POINTS AT ADAM LUCAS WHO TRIES TO GET IN BUT THE REFEREE IS QUICKLY THERE TO STOP IT, XANDER TAKES THE OPENING AND HE PICKS UP DONOVAN DUKE, WHIPPING HIM INTO THE CORNER AND HARD SPLASH IN THE CORNER, FOLLOWED BY A BULLDOG! EXCELLENT CHAIN WRESTLING AND XANDER GOES FOR THE PIN!

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

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

THREE……

Jake Smith: Donovan Duke is so tough! He gets a shoulder up! I still remember how Duke became the National Elite Champion, he’s a smart competitor but Xander and Jack Ripley might be too much! Xander sits Duke up and Stiff kick to his back, and he runs against the ropes, flip over face smash! Great move by Xander and now he is working on Duke’s back! Wrapping his leg, bending him over on his back…. A SURFBOARD!

(Donovan Duke starts to scream in pain as Adam is pacing in the corner yelling at the referee but Xander has it the surfboard locked in, he bends Duke back some more as the crowd starts to cheer….)

Crowd: DUKE!!!! DUKE!!!! DUKE!!!! DUKE!!!!

Eve: The crowd is behind Duke and Lucas, but both have been dominated by the team of Xander and Ripley! I don’t know how much more Duke can take! Wait…. Jack Ripley is getting on the top rope and here comes Adam Lucas… wait not again! The referee stops Adam Lucas and JACK RIPLEY WITH A FLYING KNEE ON DUKE HITTING HIM RIGHT ON HIS CHEST! JACK ROLLS OUT OF THE RING AND THE REFEREE TURNS AND XANDER HAS RELEASED THE HOLD AND HE GOES FOR THE PIN!

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

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

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

Gavin Kirkland: ADAM LUCAS BREAKS IT UP! AND HE HAS GONE NUTS! LUCAS PEPPERING XANDER WITH LEFTS AND RIGHTS, BACKING HIM TO THE CORNER…. BUT THE REFEREE AGAINT IS DOING A WONDERFUL JOB LIKE ANY DISNEY REF WOULD DO AND STOP ADAM AND HERE COMES XANDER TAGGING IN JACK RIPLEY! HE GRABS DONOVAN DUKE, PICKING HIM UP OVER HIS SHOULDER AND HE IS GOING TO LAWN DART HIM…. NO! DUKE ESCAPES FROM BEHIND AND THROWS JACK CHEST FIRST INTO THE TURNBUCKLE! HE STUMBLES BACK INTO AN OVER THE HEAD BELLY TO BELLY SUPLEX!!! WHAT AN INCREDBILE WRESTLING MOVE BY DONOVAN DUKE WHO ACTUALLY DEFEATED MR. DEDEDE ONCE!

(Duke holds his back as he tries to crawl to his corner as Jack Ripley is slowly starting to get back up, he grabs the leg of Duke, who flips over and kicks him off….)

Deadprez: Can Donovan Duke make the tag! He is getting closer and closer… here comes Jack and Donovan dives….. HE TAGS IN ADAM LUCAS! WHO IS A HOUSE OF FIRE! JACK TAKES A SWING BUT ADAM BLOCKS IT AND HE UNLOADS ON JACK RIPLEY, RIGHT AFTER RIGHT AFTER RIGHT! BACKING HIM INTO THE ROPES, HE WHIPS JACK AND CONNECTS WITH A POWERSLAM! XANDER IS IN AND ADAM LUCAS CATCHES HIM WITH A HUGE BACK BODY DROP! XANDER IS BACK UP AND ADAM LUCAS WITH A CLOTHESLINE THAT TAKES HIM OVER THE TOP ROPE AND HE HITS THE FLOOR HARD BUT RIPELY IS RIGHT BEHIND ADAM, GRABBING HIM FROM BEHIND, AND, NO! HUGE ELBOW THAT STAGGERS RIPLEY BACK AND WAIT… HE CHARGES IN….

Jake Smith: ADAM LUCAS CONNECTS WITH SPINE BUSTER! ADAM GOES FOR THE COVER!

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

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

THRE…..

Jake Smith: Jack kicks out and Adam is not letting him get off that easy! He has Jack back up to his feet and whips him into the turnbuckle, here comes Adam… CORNER STINGER SPLASH!!! Jack stumbles out of the corner and ADAM HITS THE HONOR BOMB! THIS COULD BE IT!

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

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

THREE………..

Eve: XANDER PULLS ADAM OUT OF THE RING!  THROWING HIM INTO THE BARRICADE… ADAM HITS HARD AND HERE COMES DONOVAN DUKE WITH A SENTON CANNONBALL FROM THE APRON ON TO XANDER PAYNE AS THE CROWD ERUPTS!

Crowd: THIS IS AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THIS IS AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!! THIS IS AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Eve: DONOVAN DUKE JUST TOOK OUT XANDER PAYNE AND….. WAIT….. SPRINGBOARD SPLASH ON TOP DONOVAN DUKE! JACK RIPLEY PICKS UP ADAM LUCAS AND THROWS HIM INTO THE RING, JACK ROLLS IN AND AS ADAM GETS UP…. HE HITS MULTIPLE KICKS ON ADAM BEFORE A VICIOUS SNAP DDT!   GOING FOR THE COVER!

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

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

Gavin Kirkland: ADAM KICKS OUT! JACK SHAKES HIS HEAD AND PICKS UP ADAM, LEVELING HIM WITH A FEW FOREARMS WHILE XANDER AND DONOVAN RECOVER OUTSIDE THE RING! HE WHIPS ADAM INTO THE TURNBUCKLE AND RUNS UP WITH A DOUBLE KNEE!!! NO! ADAM GETS OUT OF THE WAY AT THE LAST SECOND! JACK HITS THE ROPES HARD FALLING BACK AND ADAM SHIFTS TO THE APRON, HE WAITS AND…..

Deadprez: NO! XANDER PAYNE DRAGS HIM DOWN TO THE FLOOR AND BOTH MEN START TO BRAWL! XANDER GRABS ADAM AND THEY ARE RIGHT IN FRONT OF US!

Jake Smith: THEY SURE ARE AND XANDER THROWS ADAM…. WAIT ADAM REVERSES…. CHANGES COURSE AND HE…… LOOOOOOOOOK OOOOOUUUUUUT!!!

(CRASH!!!)

(Adam Lucas reverses and launches Xander Payne over the announce table and right on top of Jake Smith crushing him under the force of Xander’s body!)

Deadprez: WE WERE ABLE TO GET OUT OF THE WAY IN TIME BUT JAKE SMITH WAS NOT SO LUCKY! XANDER WAS THROWN OVER THE ANNOUNCE TABLE AND LANDED RIGHT ON JAKE SMITH! ADAM LOOKS ON BUT SLIDES BACK ON THE APRON, JACK IS BACK UP AND…..

Eve: HE GOES FOR THE BUCKSHOT LARIAT…… NO! JACK DUCKS AND ADAM BOUNCES OFF THE ROPES, HE COMES BACK BUT HE GETS HIT WITH A RUNNING REVERSE HEEL KICK! ADAM IS STUNNED AND JACK RIPLEY LOOKS LIKE HE IS SETTING UP FOR THE SUPER KICK! ADAM GETS UP AND…..

Deadprez: …. DEALER’S CHOICE BY DONOVAN DUKE! THE SPIINNING BACK FIST STUNS JACK RIPLEY AS ADAM SEES THE OPENING, HE QUICKLY HOPS BACK OVER THE ROPES….. AND… BUCKSHOT LARIAT! HE TOOK THE HEAD OF JACK RIPLEY AND GOES FOR THE COVER! XANDER IS STILL DOWN!

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

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

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

Gavin Kirkland: JACK RIPLEY JUST GOT HIS SHOULDER UP AND NO ONE CAN BELIEVE IT! Adam Lucas looks at the referee in shock!

(Adam holds up three fingers, but the referee shakes his head holding up only two. Adam can’t believe it as he gets up and reaches over and TAGS IN Donovan Duke! Adam picks up Jack in a bearhug, Donovan Duke runs against the ropes….)

Eve: DONOVAN DUKE WITH A CLOTHESLINE! THEY DELIVERED A MODIFIED HEART ATTACK AND THIS COULD BE IT AS DUKE HOOKS THE LEG FOR THE COVER!!!

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

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

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

Deadprez: XANDER PAYNE MAKES THE SAVE AND THIS MATCH CONTINUES! PAYNE IS KICKING DUKE AND HERE COMES ADAM LUCAS BUT PAYNE CATCHES HIM WITH THE OVERDOSE! ADAM DROPS TO THE MAT AND OUT OF THE RING! XANDER GRABS DUKE, THROWING HIM SHOULDER FIRST INTO THE CORNER!

(Xander screams at Jack Ripley who is slowly trying to get up….)

Xander Payne: TAG ME!!!!!

(Xander is back in his corner, stretching out as Jack Ripley is back up and he dives to tag in Xander…)

Gavin Kirkland: XANDER PAYNE IS BACK IN AND DUKE IS IN THE CORNER TRYING TO GET UP, XANDER RUNS AT HIM…. HEATWAVE!!! XANDER’S GIRTH CRUSHED DUKE IN THE CORNER! HE IS DRAGGING OUT DUKE AND CLIMBS TO THE TOP ROPE, DUKE IS PRONE! HE IS DOWN AS XANDER CLIMBS THE TOP ROPE! HOLY DONALD DUCK! HE… HITS….. THE CORKSCREW SHOOTING STAR PRESS! XANDER PAYNE LANDS IT AND THIS ONE COULD BE OVER! HE HOOKS THE LEG!

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

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

THREEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Eve: NOOOOO!!!! THIS TIME DONOVAN DUKE KICKS OUT!!! HE KICKS OUT AND EVERYONE IS STUNNED!!!! XANDER LOOKS AT THE REFEREE COMPLETELY SHOCKED AND SLAMS HIS HANDS QUICKLY TOGETHER BUT THE REFEREE SHAKES HIS HEAD!

Referee: HE KICKED OUT AT TWO!!!!

(Jake Smith is finally stirring, as Deadprez checks on him…)

Deadprez: Jake Smith is still down…. You okay dawg?

Eve: Xander Payne has Donovan Duke up, throws him against the ring…… HE GOES FOR THE LAST SEDATION!!!! NO!!!! DONOVAN DUKE WITH A HURRICARANA ON XANDER AND HE FALLS INTO THE ROPES! DONOVAN DUKE PULLS XANDER FROM THE ROPES, FLIPPING HIM OVER….. AND HE STARTS TO SWING…. THE GAMBLER’S ROULETTE! LISTEN TO THE FANS….

Crowd: ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR! FIVE! SIX! SEVEN!

Gavin Kirkland: HOW IS DUKE SWINGING THAT FAIRLY BIG PUNGENT MAN!

Crowd: EIGHT! NINE! TEN! ELEVEN! TWELVE! THIRTEEN! FOURTEEN! FIFTEEN!

Deadprez: HE ISN’T STOPPING!!!!

Crowd: SIXTEEN! SEVENTEEN! EIGHTEEN! NINETEEN AND TWEN……

Deadprez: YOU’LL FLOAT TOO! JACK RIPLEY OUT OF NOWHERE JUST HIT DONOVAN DUKE WITH THE SUPERKICK AND HE IS OUT! BUT XANDER CAN’T GET UP! HE IS TOO DIZZY! JACK JUMPS BACK AT THE CORNER! HE IS SCREAMING FOR A TAG!

Jack Ripley: TAG ME IN FATSO!!!!

(Duke and Xander both lie on the apron. Adam Lucas is getting right back up to the apron and he is also screaming for a tag, but Duke is barely moving, Xander is finally stirring….)

Eve: Both men are down, and the referee is going to start the count!

Referee: One! Two! Three! Four…..

(Xander turns over, trying to lift himself up, Duke on the other hand is still lying there…)

Referee: … Five! Six! Seven! Eight! Nine…..

Eve: XANDER CRAWLS ON TOP OF DUKE AND HE IS GOING FOR THE COVER!

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

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

THREE…………………………..

Eve: DONOVAN GETS A SHOULDER UP! THERE WAS TOO MUCH TIME WASTED BETWEEN THE KICK AND WHEN THE COVER OCCURRED! DONOVAN IS SLOWLY TRYING TO CRAWL AS XANDER IS GETTING RIGHT BACK UP, HE TURNS AND LAUNCHES AT DUKE BUT ………

Deadprez: HE TAGS! ADAM LUCAS RUNS IN AND XANDER TRIES TO CLOTHESLINE HIM, HE DUCKS AND LARIATS JACK RIPLEY AS HE WAS TRYING TO GET INTO THE RING! JACK RIPLEY SPILLS TO THE OUTSIDE AND ADAM SPRINGS BACK…. THE LAST SEDATION!

Gavin Kirkland: NOOOOO! ADAM LUCAS FLIPS AND LANDS, XANDER CHARGES IN…. LEVEL UP!!!!!

Eve: JAKE SMITH!!!! SMITH JUST SPEARED BOTH MEN AND THE REFEREE IS CALLING FOR THE BELL!!!!

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

(Jake Smith starts kicking Xander, then Adam Lucas, back to Xander as he unties his hair and drops on Xander, belting him with stiff rights. The referee is telling Gina the decision….)

Gina Romano: I HAVE BEEN TOLD BY THE REFEREE THAT HE HAS STOPPED THIS BOUT AND RULED IT A NO CONTEST!!!!

Deadprez: A NOT CONTEST THANKS TO JAKE SMITH AFTER ADAM LUCAS HAD THROWN XANDER INTO HIM AT THE ANNOUNCE BOOTH AND BOTH DONOVAN DUKE AND JACK RIPLEY ARE ON THE OUTSIDE BUT ADAM LUCAS IS GETTING BACK UP AND JAKE IS TRYING TO KEEP HIM DOWN! ADAM IS BACK UP! AND HE IS THROWING FISTS AT JAKE SMTIH! BOTH MEN ARE NOW TEEING OFF ONE ON ONE…..

Eve: BOTH MEN HAVE A LOT OF BAD BLOOD WITH EACH OTHER STEMMING FROM PAIN FOR PRIDE AND…. WAIT…. XANDER PAYNE IS BACK UP… AND NOW ALL THREE MEN ARE BRAWLING IN THE RING! LOOK AT JACK RIPLEY THOUGH, HE IS BACKING DOWN THE RAMPWAY TOWARD THE BACK!

(Donovan Duke is leaning against the guardrail, hurt, and trying to get his breath back, in the ring though Xander Payne forearms Jake Smith! He then forearms Adam Lucas…. Suddenly it breaks out into a melee as the referee’s and officials come running out….)

Crowd: LET THEM FIGHT!!!! LET THEM FIGHT!!!! LET THEM FIGHT!!!!!

Deadprez: REFEREE’S ARE STARTING TO TRY AND TAKE THESE THREE MEN APART! BUT THEY CONTINUE AT GETTING AT ONE ANOTHER!

(There are half a dozen officials now separating Xander Payne, Jake Smith and Adam Lucas. Jack Ripely looks on and smiles at the entranceway when he turns around…..)

Eve: RUNNING BICYCLE KICK BY KASSIDY HEART FROM BEHIND AND THAT WAS BAREFOOT, BONE ON BONE AND JACK RIPLEY HAS BEEN LAID OUT! KASSIDY HEART STANDING OVER THE FALLEN JACK RIPLEY WHILE THE MAYHEM GOES ON!

(The camera then switches to the offices of Hurricane Hawk where he is seen watching on the monitors and standing next to him is Heidi Huxley not amused at all. Hurricane Hawk sighs as she leans in…)

Heidi Huxley: You better fix this.

(Before storming off, leaving Hurricane Hawk watching. In the arena the chaos is still going on in the ring with Xander, Jake and Adam while Donovan Duke is continues to lean against the guardrail. The camera finally pans at Kassidy’s sneer on her face, eyes narrowed staring at the fallen Jack Ripley while the crowd continues to cheer and boo. It focuses on the face of Kassidy Heart as it trembles in anger.)

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Written by Mikaela Street

Dynasty 7/8/22

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