(“Misanthrope” By Local H hits as the Showdown intro begins to play before we cut to the live feed of the Barclays Center from outside the arena before we cut into the arena with all the fans cheering loudly before cutting to the stage as the pyrotechnics begin to rain all down in unity before we cut to Pierre and Deadprez donning a Brooklyn Nets Jersey)
Pierre: WE ARE LIVE!! FROM BROOKLYN, NEW YORK!! IN THE BEAUTIFUL BARCLAYS CENTER AND I CAN’T BEGIN TO TELL YOU HOW EXCITED THIS CROWD IS FOR THE BEST ACTION ON THE BEST SHOW!
Deadprez: THAT’S RIGHT! THE BEST ACTION ON THE LONGEST WEEKLY EPISODIC TELEVISION SHOW!! STARRING DEADPREZ AND THE SHOWDOWN ROSTER!!!
Pierre: Yeah okay, tonight we have a loaded card and a lot of new developments! As we push forward to the next time Showdown will be on Free Per View at the historic Territorial Invasion event!
Deadprez: We can’t start this show without mentioning that we’ve received an update on the condition of Michael Bishop! And we have found out that he has sustained several injuries since his Midsummer Massacre encounter with Diamond Cage that has led him to be sidelined and there’s no time table for his return! That sure as hell put a dent in the plans of the NEO Syndicate!
Pierre: Well the show must go on and it will as we start with some Elimination Match Action!
(Camera pans into the arena as Xavier Arnold, Eric Crane, Mason Massacre, Jason Ryan, Xtreme Demon, Sunami Tayo are all standing in the ring)
DING! DING! DING!
Pierre: And this elimination match is underway! All six men are in the ring waiting for a chance to strike at somebody….and WOAH CHAOS BREAKS OUT! Everybody is fighting one another. Tayo tosses Demon outside the ring as on the other side Eric Crane clotheslines Xavier over the top rope. Mason and Jason Ryan are left in the ring battling! Jason irish whips Mason and Mason rebounds with a running enziguiri! Mason lifts Jason up and drives him into the corner and now hitting several shoulder thrusts.
Deadprez: Meanwhile on the outside Sunami OH MY GOD tosses Demon full speed into the barricade back first! And my god he does it on the opposite end again! Sunami now lifts and places Demon in the ring and rolls in the ring following and is measuring Demon and……..THRUST FORCE KNEE! THAT’S IT!
Aaron Fitzpatrick: Xtreme Demon has been eliminated!
Pierre: Sunami is looking around on what next to do so he joins in on Mason in attacking Jason and Mason shoves Sunami back and it looks like Tayo did NOT appreciate that and he turns Mason around and throws him shoulder first into the ring post! Tayo seems to be setting up for Mercy Kill here but LOOK OUT OF NOWHERE XAVIER ARNOLD WITH THE ROLLUP ON TAYO!!!
Deadprez: NO TAYO GOT OUT OF IT!! Both back up to their feet and Tayo goes for the clothes;line and Xavier ducks and Tayo runs right into the arms of Jason Ryan as Jason lifts him in the air and COLT 45!! MY GOD!! THE COVER!!
Aaron Fitzpatrick: Sunami Tayo has been eliminated!
Pierre: But right as Jason gets up Xavier is right on him! Xavier going for the superkick but Jason catches the foot and spins Xavier and Xavier goes for a 360 enziguiri but Jason again sees it coming and ducks and and clotheslines the back of Xavier’s head! Jason seems proud of himself here with a arrogant smirk. And woah in comes Eric Crane! Eric Crane connects with a bulldog!
Deadprez: Eric now runs to the ropes and rebounds and hits the slingblade! Eric sees he has Jason on the brink of elimination and Xavier attacks Eric from behind. The reason…I don’t know why because Jason was as good as done and WOAH ERIC JUST HITS A QUICK DDT! Jason also collapses to the floor and Eric runs to the ropes looking for the curbstomp on Xavier but Xavier rolls out of the ring but WOAH THE CURBSTOMP ON JASON RYAN!! HE SAW JASON WAS STILL IN HIS PATH AND TOOK IT AS A CONSOLATION I GUESS! THE COVER!!
Aaron Fitzpatrick: Jason Ryan has been eliminated!
Deadprez: Eric desperately wants Xavier to get back in the ring as he is calling for him but WAIT OH NO ERIC LOOK BEHIND YOU!! Mason setting up for End of War but Eric somehow gets out of it and hits a spinning heel kick on Mason and Mason seems extremely dazed stumbling around and falls down to both knees and NOW THE CURBSTOMP AGAIN! COVERS!!
Aaron Fitzpatrick: Mason Massacre has been eliminated!
Pierre: AND XAVIER RIGHT AWAY IS BACK IN THE RING AND LOCKS IN THE SLEEPER HOLD! Eric is desperately trying to find a way out if this. Eric now drops to one knee. Eric reaching with all his will and MY GOD HE JUST POPPED UP AND HITS A BACK SUPLEX!! Eric is slowly pulling himself up to his feet as Xavier is trying to stir on the other side of the ring and Eric runs and clotheslines Xavier over the top rope but Xavier holds on and is on the apron.
Deadprez: Eric hasn’t turned around to notice it yet and now he finally does and Xavier grans the head of Eric and Xavier drops to the outside floor and my god I think Eric hurt his throat. Xavier slowly slides in the ring and realizes Eric is vulnerable and he grabs Eric’s arm and he is looking for Mona Lisa and Eric ducks under and runs to the ropes and goes for another clothesline but Xavier ducks and from behind hits a german suplex! And now he grans Eric’s arm again and MONA LISA CONNECTS!!! IS THIS IT?!?
DING! DING! DING!
(“The Final Countdown” by Europe plays as Xavier rolls off Eric and rises to his feet and the referee raises his hand in victory)
Aaron Fitzpatrick: HERE IS YOUR WINNER….XXAAVVIIEERRR ARRRNNOLLLDDDD!!!!!
Pierre: What a battle that was between six of EAW’s newest youngest talent. All six of them have a bright future in the Land Of Elite but Xavier Arnold might be one step ahead of all of them with this victory tonight!
(Camera pans backstage to Diamond Cage in his locker room eating Popcorn as he watches Slenderman)
Cage: You mean to tell me I wasted all my damn time watching this shitty film ?
(Cage gets up and throws the popcorn at the TV before Jim Hammerlock runs in nervous pacing back and forth)
Cage: What the hell is wrong with you now?
Jim: I can’t do this man, I can’t do this, I ABSOLUTELY CANNOT DO THIS CAGE!! I CAN’T GO OUT THERE! I AIN’T THE SAME MAN I WAS TWENTY YEARS AGO!! THIS ISN’T MY SPORT ANYMORE, ALL OF YOU GUYS AND YOUR FLIPS, AND YOUR KNEE STRIKES AND ALL THE MMA SHIT! I AIN’T WITH IT!
Cage: Whoa, calm the hell down, don’t worry about it, this is great. You are the best tag team partner I could ever ask for
Jim: I got arthritis.
Cage: Look at you, in the prime of your life!
Jim: My back hurts.
Cage: Looks like you didn’t age at all!
Jim: I’m a member of AARP.
Cage: Don’t look a day over forty
Jim: I’M A GODDAMN SENIOR CITIZEN!!! LISTEN TO ME, I CAN’T DO IT!
Cage: Relax, it’s all covered, you are the king of old school, your knowledge of the business is way ahead of a Cody Marshall and a TLA and you’ll prove it.
Jim: King of Old School? I like that nickname
Cage: I figured you would, we’ve got this whole thing covered, you are teaming with the EAW World Champion, you are in the main event and the lights are on bright and our opponents can’t even stand each other, we’ve got this in the bag and most importantly we are going to win. You can bet your old ass!
Cage: I mean.. King of Old School ass?
(Jim picks up a chair and throws it before running out of the locker room fired up as camera pans back to the arena)
(The camera cuts to Aaron Fitzpatrick in the ring.)
Aaron Fitzpatrick: The following contest is to determine the number one contender to the EAW New Breed Championship!!!
(“Team Extreme” by Yung Flex hits!!!)
Aaron Fitzpatrick: Introducing first from Richmond, Virginia weighing in at 200 pounds… VIKTORRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR JACKSON!!!!
(Viktor Jackson makes his way to the ring looking determined.)
Pierre: Viktor Jackson is here and he looks very calm going into this match for the biggest opportunity of his career!
Deadprez: Viktor Jackson wants him some of that New Breed Championship and will do whatever he gotta do in that ring to get it!
(“Revolution” by Pennywise hits as the crowd cheers across the entire arena!!!)
Aaron Fitzpatrick: And his opponent from RIGHT HERE IN BROOKLYN, NEW YORK weighing in at 220 pounds… DRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRAKE KING!!!
(Drake King burst through the curtain as he celebrates with his hometown fans on the way to the ring.)
Pierre: Did you hear that ovation for Drake King! These fans welcoming the Brooklyn native home and there is no question who they want to see victorious here tonight!
Deadprez: Viktor Jackson will definitely be fighting at a disadvantage here tonight as the home field belongs to Drake King!!!
(DING! DING! DING!)
Pierre: We are underway as Drake King and Viktor Jackson lock up in the ring! Viktor with a quick headlock on Drake but Viktor counters sending Drake across the ring! Drake off the ropes takes Viktor down with a hard shoulder thrust! Viktor pulls himself up on the ropes… Drake with a Clothesline sends Viktor to the outside! Drake runs off the ropes… Drake tosses himself over the top rope taking his opponent out on the outside!
Deadprez: Viktor trying to get away but Drake with a Dropkick sending him into the barricade! Viktor shoves Drake away as he rolls back into the ring but Drake quickly follows back in as he goes up to the top rope! Flying Crossbody connects!!! The cover!!!
Pierre: Kickout by Viktor! Drake immediately grabs the neck of Viktor as he attempts to lock ina Sleeper hold but Viktor powers back up to his feet! Drake with a hard forearm to the head sending Viktor back up against the ropes! Drake charges in clobbering his opponent with hard forearms! Viktor trying to back off but Drake grabs him from behind… German Suplex outta nowhere!
Deadprez: Viktor sitting up holding his back in pain as Drake charges off the ropes! Running Knee! NO! Viktor dodges as he pulls himself back up to his feet! Clothesline! But Drake ducks it! Drake kicks Viktor hard in the gut! STUNNER OUTTA NOWHERE CONNECTS!!!
Pierre: Drake climbing to the top… 450 SPLASH! IT CONNECTS! THE COVER!!!
(DING! DING! DING!)
Aaron Fitzpatrick: Here is your winner and the new number one contender to the EAW New Breed Championship… DRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRAKE KING!!!
(“Revolution” by Pennywise hits as Drake King has his arm raised in victory! The crowd explodes as Drake King jumps out into the fans who scream and celebrate with the hometown hero!)
Deadprez: Wow what a massive fail by Viktor Jackson! It’s like he didn’t even try!
Pierre: Come on Dead… Let’s be nice. Drake King earning himself a shot at the New Breed Championship. Viktor Jackson came up short but there will always be future opportunities for him to redeem himself!
(The camera cuts to a commercial for “Ragefest Destiny” chronicling the aftermath of Astraea Jordan’s Empress of Elite victory and the mass butthurt raging that ensued backstage.)
(We open up to “Till I Collapse” By Eminem playing as Nobi is shown standing inside the ring with a microphone as chants of “NOBI! NOBI NOBI” are being shouted as the music settles down)
Nobi: I haven’t been able to say this but I’m so thankful for the love Brooklyn and I’m so happy to be right back here in EAW! And with my time away I’ve done some reflecting on my career and holding the National Elite Championship was important, that meant everything to me, but not as much as one day being able to grasp a World Championship. I’m willing to do whatever it takes, not only for me but for my loyal fanbase who sticks by my side even when I haven’t managed to succeed and instead let them down!
(Nobi holds his head down before he immediately looks up)
Nobi: BUT THAT IS WHAT MAKES ME STRONGER! THAT IS WHAT MAKES ME WHO I AM! AND I SEE EVERYONE OUT HERE WANTING TO FIGHT FOR THE CHAMPIONSHIP AND I HAVE EVERY RIGHT TO DO SO MORE THAN ANYBODY, EVEN MORESO THAN TERRY CHAMBERS! So that’s why I’ve requested this time because I’m not going to go speak to Hurricane Hawk, and I’m sure as hell not going to slither my way to any opportunity, you’ve beaten me once but I am defined by my ability to keep getting back up and fighting and that is why I’ve held championship gold and you’ve done absolutely nothing so what the hell makes you think you are deserving of anything let alone a shot at the EAW Championship? I’m here to call you out, to let you know that you will not be fighting for the EAW Championship as long as I am standing here!
(“Can’t Be Touched” By Roy Jones Jr hits as Terry Chambers makes his way out in street clothes smiling as he stands on the stage)
Terry: You know I find this funny considering I beat you already and I thought that automatically places you behind me. But you believe that since you have heart that you are capable of beating me? Listen Nobi, things have changed since you last held a championship and even when you lost that championship you looked pathetic, you looked like a waste of time. And you are a waste of time now when you believe that you are in anyway shape or form going to get in my way of becoming the EAW Champion. If we have a series of matches, you’ll lose every time because my mind is dead set on being the absolute best and quite frankly since I’ve already beaten you I don’t see a need for wasting my time with you. And I will not waste my time with you.
???: I’m liking this action!
(Hurricane Hawk walks from behind the curtain)
Hawk: This is exactly what Showdown needs, hungry talent willing to absolutely shoot for the biggest championship on this show and in this company. The EAW Championship. And you know what Terry, you said something that got my mind flowing, got me to formulate an idea that I think will bring out the absolute best in the both of you. So starting next, we are going to have A BEST OF 7 SERIES BETWEEN NOBI! AND TERRY CHAMBERS!!!
Hawk: The winner of the best of seven will get an EAW Championship match and oh, one more thing, each match will have it’s own stipulation hand picked by me. Have nice night gentleman!
(Hurricane Hawk walks to the back as Nobi is shown smiling and Terry Chambers looks none too bothered by the announcement)
Pierre: WELL THIS IS BIG!! THESE TWO YOUNG MEN WILL COMPETE IN A BEST OF SEVEN!!! TO SEE JUST WHO IS THE BEST AND THE WINNER WILL GET AN EAW CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH!!
Deadprez: This is why Showdown is the place where stars are born, this series will make their careers because they will only get better, they will only fight harder! And I can’t wait for it to begin, plus a new stipulation every time they face! It doesn’t get no better than this!
(Commercial Break — Territorial Invasion Teaser)
(The camera cuts to Aaron Fitzpatrick in the ring.)
Aaron Fitzpatrick: The following contest is scheduled for one fall!!!
(“Pray For Em” by Meek Mill hits!!!)
Aaron Fitzpatrick: Introducing first… from Harlem, New York weighing in at 230 pounds… “VLone Vigilante” MALCOLMMMMMMMM JONES!!!
(Malcolm Jones makes his way to the ring looking to be in a good mood.)
Pierre: Malcolm Jones with a smile on his face he has to be happy after Astraea’s big win at Manifest Destiny last week!
Deadprez: Malcolm Jones hoping that some of that good fortune rubs off on him tonight!!!
(“Hard” by No Jumper, Tay-K, and Blocboy JB hits!!!)
Aaron Fitzpatrick: And his opponent being accompanied by Marco Core from Baltimore, Maryland… RICOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO CORRRRRRRREEEE!!!
(Rico Core comes out to the ring and hugs his brother before entering the ring looking to face off against Malcolm here tonight.)
Pierre: The Core Bros won their match last week but tonight Rico will go it alone against the man who main evented Pain for Pride Festival this year!
Deadprez: Rico Core looks ready to go!
(DING! DING! DING!)
Pierre: We are underway as Rico immediately charges in throwing Malcolm back with a Dropkick! Malcolm goes back first into the turnbuckle before falling forward onto his face in the ring! Rico quickly darting around outside of the ring as he goes to the top rope but Malcolm rolls out to the apron! Rico leaps off anyway grabbing Malcolm from behind slamming him down to the floor on the outside!
Deadprez: Rico tossing Malcolm back into the ring as Malcolm looks to have hurt his leg! Rico kicks hard at the leg knocking Malcolm down as he looks to have his opponent reeling! Malcolm holding his leg in pain as he tries to escape the ring. Rico grabs him but Malcolm trips him sending Rico throat first into the ropes! Malcolm back up as he tosses Rico across the ring into the corner! Rico goes shoulder first into the corner!
Pierre: No wait! Rico leaped up onto the turnbuckle and fired back with a Diving Clothesline! Both men sprawled out as they return to their feet! No wait Malcolm Jones with a Rollup! But Rico rolls through! Rico across the ropes as he connects with a Running Dropkick to the face of Jones! The cover!
Deadprez: Kickout by Malcolm Jones! Jones rolling to the outside but Rico charges across the ring… Suicide Dive to the outside! Jones sent flying back as Rico is back up looking to do some more damage! Rico picks Malcolm back up as he tosses him towards the barricade! But Malcolm reversed! Malcolm tossing Rico into the barricade before dragging him backwards sending him head first into the ring post! Marco Core here at ringside watching on!
Pierre: Rico crawls back into the ring resting in the corner as Malcolm follows and begins stomping him down hard into the corner! Malcolm drags Rico back out as he lifts him up from behind… and connects with a devastating Backbreaker! Malcolm stomping away at his opponent on the ground before picking him back up. Malcolm grabs Rico by the arm… he whips him across into the corner and charges in… WATER WHIP CONNECTS!!! Malcolm with the cover!!!
Deadprez: Kickout by Rico Core! Marco willing his brother on at ringside as Rico tries to pull himself back up in the corner but Malcolm there to Gore his opponent with a series of hard Shoulder Thrusts into the turnbuckle! Malcolm taunting the crowd as he continues to do the damage on his opponent! Malcolm lifts Rico up and body slams him down onto the mat! Malcolm grabs Rico around the chin as he locks in a headlock but Rico is having none of that!
Pierre: Rico powering back up as he fires back with some hard right hands to the face of Malcolm! Rico shoved back by Malcolm… but he charges back and takes him down with a Clothesline! No Malcolm ducked it! Malcolm with a Running Enzuigiri and Rico is down! Malcolm resting for a second as he nearly lost control of the match. Malcolm planning his next move as he gets back up awaiting the return of his opponent! Wait Rico Core suddenly grabs Malcolm from behind! Reverse DDT!
Deadprez: Rico Core off the ropes as Malcolm returns to his feet… GREEN LIGHT CONNECTS! THE COVER!!!
Pierre: Kickout! Rico back up to his feet as he climbs up the top rope! Rico with a Flying Splash onto the chest of Malcolm Jones! The cover!
Deadprez: Another kickout! Both men slowly back up as they suddenly trade punches in the ring! Malcolm staggers back into the corner as Rico charges in with a leaping Splash! NO! Malcolm caught him and takes him down with a Falling Clothesline! Malcolm slamming Rico down with that maneuver as both men collapse to the mat to recover once more!
Pierre: As both Rico and Malcolm pull themselves back up using the ropes Malcolm back up first! But Rico grabs him by the leg wrestling him down into an Ankle Lock! Malcolm is going to tap out right here tonight! I can’t watch!
Deadprez: But Malcolm with all his strength throws Rico up over him! Rico releases the Ankle Lock as he collides with the ropes! Rico tries to roll back up but Malcolm grabs Rico from behind and locks in a Grapevine Choke! Rico immediately puts his leg on the ropes forcing the break! Malcolm up now as he is looking to finish things! Malcolm lifts Rico up onto the top rope but Rico is fighting back as they trade punches!
Pierre: Malcolm Jones backs up as he charges up to the top rope! Jones kicks Rico hard sending him falling off the top rope to the outside of the ring! Rico lands on his feet! But Jones leaps off with a Flying Crossbody onto Rico Core on the outside! Both men crash and burn as Marco Core runs in to check on his brother! But Malcolm Jones grabs him and tosses him over the announce table! Malcolm tosses Rico back in as he runs up to the apron and leaps up to the top rope!
Deadprez: Malcolm off the top with the 5 STAR SWAG SPLASH! THE COVER!!!
(DING! DING! DING!)
Aaron Fitzpatrick: Here is your winner… MALCOLMMMMMMMMMMMMMM JONES!!!
(“Pray For Em” by Meek Mill hits as the referee raises Malcolm Jones’ hand in victory!!!)
Deadprez: Malcolm did it! He is now the Emperor of Elite!!!
Pierre: I’m not sure if that’s how that works Dead… But Malcolm is continuing the winning for him and Astraea! This is a great week for Drillmatic!!!
(The camera cuts to a commercial for “Limited: The Sand Daddy Experience” as Steven Sanders launches a one man crusade to change the rules of EAW and place limits on its overprivileged Elitists.)
(Camera pans to Hurricane Hawk backstage in his office with his headphones on listening to a whole new batch of Soundcloud rappers before Damon Diesel and Shane Gates enter the office and Hawk takes notice to them)
Hawk: Anything I can do for yall?
Damon: Maybe let us know what the hell is going on here and how you are going to deal with our situation with Michael being sidelined for an unknown amount of time?
Hawk: That’s tough what happened to Michael but this gives you two the opportunity to like be on your own and get some success, maybe it’s a blessing in disguise, let that hurt go ma.
Shane: We aren’t going to split, but what we are going to continue to fight for the NEO Syndicate, we won’t go down as a bunch of failures like other failed stables. This is still 2/3rds of the best talent on this entire roster and we came in here with a proposition!
Hawk: Proposition? I don’t know what yall are into but I ain’t joining yall, Generation Genesis bettah.
Damon: We wouldn’t want a guy whose head is so far shoved up Cameron Ella Ava’s ass to be on our side, we are giving you the offer, let us be the co captains of Showdown’s team at Territorial Invasion!
(Hawk looks at both Damon and Shane before he burst out in laughter)
Damon: What the hell is so funny?
Hawk: Nothing, I’m just, I don’t know I could of sworn yall came in here demanding shit :mjgrin:
Damon: We are the best you’ve got and I suggest you take action now before your brand gets shown up against the others. We are a unit and we are the best unit to represent Showdown and not only represent but captain the team to victory!
Hawk: You know what, give me some time to think about it, that’s the best I can do for you two, but I do know your match is next so you better get going!
(Damon and Shane glare at Hawk who puts his headphones back on before leaving)
Hawk: BITCH IM A P, BITCH IM A G, TOOK THAT LIL BITCH NOW THAT BITCH OFF THE LEASH!
(Camera pans to Aaron Fitzpatrick standing inside the ring)
Fitzpatrick: The following contest is a tag team match and is scheduled for one fall!
Crowd: ONE FALL!!!
(“This Fire Burns” by Killswitch Engage hits as Shane Gates and Damon Diesel make their entrance)
Fitzpatrick: Introducing first, making their way to the ring at a combined weight of 415 pounds… Shane Gates… Damon Diesel… THE NEEEEEOOOOOOO SSSYYYNNNDDIIICCAATTTEEE!!!
(“Warriors” by Imagine Dragons hits as the Dragon Slayers make their entrance)
Fitzpatrick: And their opponents, making their way to the ring at a combined weight of 407 pounds… Mike Shaw… Sam Steele… THE DRRRRAAAGGGOONNNN SSSLLLAAAYYYEEERRSSS!!!!!
Pierre: Tag Team action set to go here on Showdown! What are you looking for out of this match, Deadprez?
Deadprez: I expect to see the Dragon Slayers use their long term experience as a tag team to create isolation and target the head of Shane Gates. Remember, he took a piledriver onto a steel chair with a raised dent last week. There’s no way his head and neck are already back to one hundred percent.
Pierre: Interesting to see how that plays as Damon Diesel also took some punishment last week in that same match. Referee looks set to go!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Deadprez: Gates and Shaw will start us off. The two meet in the middle of the ring for a lock up and immediately Gates twists out and into a wrist lock. Looking to work his game and grind his opponent down into submission. He rotated the wrist lock up and torques the hand back further. Now he yanks on it as Shaw shouts in pain! But look at Shaw! He rolls backwards and untwists his arm! Gates still has control of the hand… BUT A STEP UP ENZIGURI FROM SHAW! He connected right with the jaw of Shane Gates! Shane is stunned and Shaw hits the ropes! Big dropkick to the legs of Gates and now Shaw wraps the side headlock on! But Gates realizes where he is now! The submission specialist is looking for his opening… HES GOT IT! He slid his arm up and into the head lock and wrapped Shaw’s elbow to create an armbar! Now Gates rises to his feet while maintains the single arm armbar, and a stiff kick to the back of Shaw’s knee! Now he releases the arm and vices the head of Shaw!
Pierre: Look at the crank on the neck! Shaw is hurting here! BUT STEELE IS IN THE RING AND DELIVERS A RUNNING KNEE TO THE SKULL OF SHANE GATES! Damon Diesel tries to run in but the referee stops him! Steele returns to his corner and now both Shaw and Gates are looking to tag out! First man there gains the advantage for his team! Both men reaching! Tag made to Steele! Gates is almost there! Steele rushes! He wants to keep Gates in! Gates lunges…
Deadprez: HE MAKES THE TAG! Here comes Damon Diesel with a head of steam that lives up to his name! He hurls Steele into the corner with force and just unloads lefts and rights into him! Ref is forced to start the count!
Diesel steps away with his hands up, breaking the referees count. But he goes right back to— THUMB TO THE EYE FROM STEELE! And now here comes Steele with leg kicks trying to take the base of Damon away from him!
Pierre: Can’t hit those big suplexes without your legs to support you! Now Diesel drops to a knee and— WHAT A KICK TO THE FACE OF DAMON DIESEL! And now Steele drops on top of him! Trying to grind the technical powerhouse down! Steele is driving his elbows into the latissimus muscle of Damon’s back! So many nerve endings right there and Diesel is in serious pain! Now Steele drives the knee into Diesels spine and pulls him up into a stretch! And now Steele smashes Diesel’s head into the mat! Steele steps away and scouts his next move while Diesel rolls to the ropes, but no tag to be made because Gates is on the outside! He begins to pull himself up BUT HERE COMES A RUNNING KNEE FROM STEELE!
Deadprez: BUT DIESEL SCOOPS UNDER HIM AND DUMPS STEELE TO THE OUTSIDE! Diesel takes a knee and tries to catch his breath! And look! Shane Gates is up and sees Steele! He goes over and starts to lay in shots! Lefts and rights pounding into Steele! Now he grabs him and runs him— OH! FACE FIRST INTO THE RING POST! STEELE IS BUSTED OPEN! But here comes Shaw now! Clubbing forearm knocks Gates down from behind! Diesel is up now! He looks at the chaos on the outside! Hits the ropes! SUICIDE DIVE!!!
Pierre: These men are just brawling now! And Diesel has just taken out Shaw with that dive! He grabs ahold of the bloodied Steele and rolls him into the ring! He rolls in right behind… LOOK AT THE STRENGTH! He just deadlifts Steele up in gutwrench position and slams him to the mat! Better be careful! That left leg was shaking! That’s where he took damage from those early leg kicks! Diesel goes for a quick pin!
Not enough! But Diesel isn’t phased! He’s pulling Steele up… LOOKING FOR THE SPINNING BOMB!!!!!!
Deadprez: But Steele pushes his way off… ROUNDHOUSE TO DIESEL’S TEMPLE! He could be out on his feet! Gates and Shaw have returned to their corners! And Diesel stumbles back and looks for a tag! Steele rushes to prevent the tag… BUT GATES USES HIS LONG ARMS TO SLAP DAMON’S BACK! I don’t think Steele saw the tag! He’s clinched up on Diesel and drilling knees into Damon! But Gates comes in behind and wraps the arms! BUG GERMAN SUPLEX! And now Steele is reeling as Diesel rolls out of the ring!
Pierre: Now look! Gates has Steele on his stomach! Grabs one underhook… IF HE GETS THIS NEXT UNDERHOOK HES GONNA LOCK IN THE DECAPITATER!!!! This could end the match! Steele is fighting it! But Gates is sliding his grip into place…
Deadprez: Shaw just pulled Gates off from the outside! Spins him around! OH MY! SHAW JIST GRABBED GATES’S HEAD AND SMASHED IT INTO THE RING APRON! GATES LOOKS LIEN HES OUT COLD! Steele grabs him now! Pulls him back into the ring! And now he lifts Gates up to his feet! Devastating knee strikes to the abdomen of Shane Gates! Now Shaw climbs in the ring! Steele grabs Shane by the head and tries to lift him into a suplex… but Shane struggles against it and drives himself back into the corner for stability! Steele follows right along and begins to lay a few shots before seating Shane up on the turnbuckle… Grabs him and lifts him up… DELAYED BRAINBUSTER POSITION! THEY’RE GONNA HIT CHASING THE DRAGON!!!!!! HERE COMES THE ROUNDHOUSE FROM SHAW!!!!!!
Pierre: DAMON DIESEL!!!! DAMON JUST SLID IN THE RING AND CAUGHT SHAW UNDERNEATH THE LEG AND FLUNG HIM OVER THE ROPES AND TO THE OUTSIDE WITH AN EXPLODER SUPLEX!!!!!! Steele is forced to drop Shane down to the mat, barely moving! Diesel goes for Steele, but Steele hits with a stiff kick to the left leg and Damon collapses to the mat in pain! Steele just shoved Damon out of the ring with his foot! Turns his attention back to Gates! He begins to pull Gates up… gets him in position! He’s still gonna go for the Brainbuster to take advantage of Gates’s head still being hurt!!!!
Deadprez: BUT GATES JUST ROLLED BACKWARDS INTO A SMALL PACKAGE!
Steele kicks out immediately! BUT GATES DOESNT CARE! HE JUMPS ON TOP OF STEELE AND ROLLS HIM OVER! DECAPITATER LOCKED IN! DOUBLE UNDERHOOK CROSSFACE IS APPLIED! STEELE IS IN AGONY! HIS PARTNER IS NOWHERE TO BE SEEN! STEELE HAS NO CHOICE!! HE TAPS!!!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Fitzpatrick: Here are your winners by submission… Damon Diesel… Shane Gates… THE NEO SYYYYNNNNNDDDIIIICCCAATTTEEEE!!!!
(“This Fire Burns” by Killswitch Engage hits as Damon rolls into the ring, still clutching his leg, but he manages to stand and celebrate with Shane)
Deadprez: What a win here for Gates and Diesel! They just beat two men who were fighting for the Unified Tag Belts at PFP! What does this mean for the going forward?
Pierre: I suppose that’s up to the GM. But I’d guess the future is bright for these two.
(Commercial for anti-bullying campaign, “It’s good to be OK” featuring Drake King)
(We open backstage up to Eve standing by in the interview area)
Eve: Ladies and Gentleman! The Interwire Champion, The Heart Break Boy!
(HBB Steps into the scene donning shades with the Interwire Championship over his shoulder)
HBB: How are you today?
Eve: I’m fine, but how are you doing after the actions of Ahren Fou-
HBB: I’msorry to cut you off there beautiful but these young bloods as I view them, or Young GOAT’s in this case feel the need to result to mindgames, it wasn’t mind games that made me beat Ahren for the Interwire Championship, it was experience, it was years of stopping and stealing the show and it was years of chasing after gold that just made the old GOAT just that much better! My response to Aaron is simple, I’m going to teach him a lesson in humility, and I’m going to do it in that ring where I do my best talking.
Eve: What do you mean by that?
HBB: I mean I have a challenge, a proposition for Ahren but I know he isn’t here tonight so I’ll say it to his face next week but, with this challenge, it’ll be an offer he absolutely cannot deny!
(HBB smiles before walking off)
(Camera pans to Aaron Fitzpatrick standing inside the ring awaiting the main event)
Aaron: The Following Tag Team Contest is YOUR MAIN EVENT OF SHOWDOWN!! AND IT WILL BE CONTESTED UNDER ONE FALL!!
(“Smells Like Teen Spirit” By Nirvana hits to a BIG ovation as Jim Hammerlock runs out ahead throwing shadow punches and Diamond Cage walks out with a smirk on his face and the EAW Championship strapped around his waist)
Aaron: Introducing first, the team of The EAW World Champion DIAAAAMONNNDDD CAAAAGEEEE!!! ANDDD JIMMY JIM HAMMERLOCK!!!!
Deadprez: I can’t believe this is actually a sanctioned match. We are watching a 70 year old man step inside of an EAW ring, I haven’t seen a guy taped up and smelled like so much vapor rub since Mr. DEDEDE!
Pierre: This is surely going to be an interesting tag team match! Cage with the only man he can basically trust in this world against a dysfunctional tag team in two guys who absolutely hate each other but insist on becoming the EAW Champion!
(“Ambitionz Az A Ridah” hits as TLA makes his way out to a LOUD reaction from the fans as he drives out a custom low rider before he parks at the side of the ramp and begins making his way to the ring)
Aaron: Introducing the opponents first, Residing in The Poon Palace in Miami, Florida! Weighing in at 210 Pounds!! T!!!!! LL!!!!!!!!!!! AAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!
(TLA’s music stops as he stands across the ring looking at Cage and Jim who is still shadow boxing before “God’s Gonna Cut You Down” By Johnny Cash plays as Cody Marshall begins making his entrance down the ramp to a Mixed Reaction)
Aaron: Introducing his partner, from Dallas, Texas! Weighing in at 305 Pounds!! “The Lethal Weapon” COOODDDDYYYYYYYYY MAAAARSHAAAALLLLL..!!!
(Cody continues walking his way down the ramp and into the ring as he gets nose to nose with TLA before brushing past him)
Pierre: As weird as it sounds, Cage and Jim might have an actual chance in this match!
Deadprez: If Cody and TLA go ahead and lose to this deranged old man and Jim Hammerlock as well then I’ll be surprised!
(DING! DING! DING!)
Pierre: And we have Cage and TLA starting this off as they meet for the collar and elbow tie up! Cage quickly dominant with his control has he gains a side headlock on TLA! TLA though not looking to stay long in the side headlock as he immediately resorts to driving his elbow into the mid-section of Cage to create distance! Cage breaks his side headlock as TLA FIRES AN OPEN PALM SLAP TO THE CHEST OF CAGE! Cage though quickly responding as he sends a big Knife Edge Chop of his own to the chest of TLA! TLA though hooking Cage and fires a forearm smash right to his face! Cage backing up into the ropes, TLA running at Cage, CAGE BACK BODY DROPS TLA OVER THE TOP ROPE! But TLA lands on the apron and quickly makes his way to the turnbuckle as he begins to climb! TLA perched as Cage turns around! TLA LEAPS!! CAGE WITH A BOOT TO THE MID-SECTION!! He quickly goes behind! Wrist lock! MURDER! DEATH!! No TLA DUCKS THE INCOMING LARIAT! And TLA quickly with a european uppercut to the face of Cage, TLA hooking Cage with a front facelock, AND HE CONNECTS WITH A SNAP SUPLEX! He plants Cage into the mat as Cage immediately sits up holding his lower back! TLA running off the ropes as he comes forward! AND HITS A DROPKICK STRAIGHT TO THE FACE OF CAGE!
Deadprez: TLA popping up to his feet, but Cody Marshall immediately slaps the back of TLA as TLA turns around and Cody enters the ring telling TLA to get out to the apron! Things looking like it could reach a boiling point right here as the referee gets in the middle of these two, and Cage begins stirring as Cody stares down with TLA, TLA though obliges and goes to the apron as Cody turns, AND HE RUNS FOR A BIG BOOT AT CAGE!! Cage though ducks, RIGHT HAND! CHOP! RIGHT HAND! CHOP! RIGHT HAND! CHOP! Cage unloading as he quickly backs Cody up before whipping him to the ropes! Cody coming forward as CAGE SWINGS FOR A CLOTHESLINE! But it had no effect! Cody still standing but he’s rocked! Cage runs again, AND CONNECTS WITH ANOTHER CLOTHESLINE! But Cody still won’t go down! Cage getting pissed off as he begins unloading, BACKHAND SLAP! AND ANOTHER BACKHAND SLAP! AND AS CAGE SPINS! CODY SPINS AS WELL!! DISCUS LARIAT BY CODY MARSHALL TAKING CAGE’S HEAD OFF!! Cody stopping the offense of the EAW Champion! Cody immediately grabbing Cage up by his feet, And he lifts him on his shoulders! HE COULD BE GOING FOR A POWERSLAM!
Pierre: HE RUNS!! BUT CAGE DROPS OFF HIS SHOULDER!! Cage latches onto the ropes! CODY RUNNING AT CAGE WHO PULLS DOWN THE ROPE AS CODY FALLS OVER AND ONTO THE FLOOR!! TLA laughing from the apron at Cody as Cody rises up,
Cody: WHAT THE HELL IS SO FUNNY?
Deadprez: AND HE PULLS TLA DOWN!! AND TLA AND CODY LOCKING EYES!!! BUT LOOK!!! CAGE!!! HE FLIES THROUGH THE MIDDLE ROPE FOR A SUICIDE DIVE INTO BOTH MEN!!! All three men are down on the outside floor and, oh god what the hell, look that old bastard is climbing inside the ring! And he, HE BEGINS, WELL SLOWLY!! CLIMBING THE TOP ROPE!! HE’S CLIMBING!! AND HE!! HE FLIES FOR A MOONSAULT INTO EVERYBODY!! THAT OLD MAN JUST DID A MOONSAULT OFF THE TOP TURNBUCKLE!!! AND HE’S TAKEN EVERYONE OUT!!
Jim: MY HIP!! MY DAMN HIP!!!
Pierre: AND LOOK!! Cage immediately crawls his way over to Jim Hammerlock as he aggressively grabs him up and sends him inside the ring! Cage also grabbing Cody Marshall and he sends him inside the ring as well, Cage following as he begins climbing the top turnbuckle! Cage, HE’S PERCHED AS CODY BEGINS TO RISE!! CAGE IS PERCHED!! AND HE CONNECTS WITH A DIVING ELBOW DROP TO A STANDING CODY MARSHALL!! Cage immediately popping up to his feet, he has that crazed look in his eye! Cage waiting for Cody Marshall to rise up to his feet! Cody is up! As Cage and Jim WITH BOOTS TO THE MID-SECTION!! AND THEY BOTH APPLY FRONT FACELOCK’S!! THEY ARE GOING FOR DOUBLE SUPLEXES!!
Deadprez: BUT LOOK!! Jim holding his lower back, and Cage is looking confused! BUT TLA QUICKLY STORMS INSIDE THE RING AND HE CONNECTS WITH A SUPERKICK TO JIM HAMMERLOCK!!! DOWN GOES JIM! DOWN GOES JIM!!
Cage: YOU SON OF A BITCH!
Pierre: CAGE DOUBLE LEG TAKEDOWNS TLA! AND HE BEGINS DRIVING RIGHT HANDS INTO HIS FACE!!! CAGE UNLOADING WITH RIGHTS AND LEFTS!! Before TLA pushes him off!! Both men scrambling! CAGE RUNS!! TLA WITH A JUMPING ENZIGURI!!! AND CAGE TURNS RIGHT INTO A CHOKE!!! CODY GRASP HIM BY THE THROAT AND HE LIFTS HIM!! ONE ARMED CHOKESLAM PLANTS DIAMOND CAGE INTO THE CANVAS!!! AND CODY HOOKS HIS LEG!!
Deaprez: CAGE KICKS OUT!! AND CODY CAN’T BELIEVE IT!! I thought he had him beat right there, but look on the outside of the ring! Jim Hammerlock grabbing a chair, AND WHAT THE HELL IS THIS?!?!?! HE BEGINS SMASHING HIMSELF IN THE FACE WITH THE CHAIR!! AND HE’S JUST BUSTED HIMSELF OPEN AND IT’S LIKE HE’S FIRED UP!! HE MAKES HIS WAY INSIDE THE RING!! AND HE’S CHALLENGING CODY AND TLA!!
Jim: C’MON!!! I’LL TAKE YA BOTHS ON!!
(Cody and TLA look at each other confused)
Pierre: AND TLA SWINGS AT JIM! BUT HE BLOCKS!! RIGHT HAND BY HAMMERLOCK!! HE CONNECTS!! AND HE SWINGS AT CODY!!! AND HE SWINGS RIGHT BACK AT TLA!! AND HE GRABS TLA AND HE SENDS HIM OUTSIDE OF THE RING!! AND HE TURNS HIS ATTENTION BACK TO CODY AND BEGINS DELIVERING RIGHTS! AND LEFTS!! RIGHTS!! AND LEFTS!!! BUT CODY QUICKLY HOOKS HIM BY THE THROAT!!!! HE LIFTS HIM FOR A CHOKESLAM!! CAGE WITH A CHOP BLOCK TO THE BACK OF HIS LEG!!! Cody, making his way to the apron! TLA just returns holding his nose! Cody reaching for the tag! TLA DROPS DOWN!! TLA DROPS DOWN AND FLIPS THE BIRD AT CODY!! I KNEW IT WAS A MATTER OF TIME!! Cody irate! HE’S YELLING AT TLA!!! DEMANDING TLA COMES BACK TO THE RING!! AND CODY TURNS AROUND!! CAGE IS UP AND HE RUNS AT CAGE!! BUT CAGE MOVES OUT OF THE WAY OF A LARIAT ATTEMPT!!! HE HOOKS CODY FROM BEHIND!! WRIST LOCK!! TRANSITIONED!!!! MURDER!!! DEATH!! KILL!!! LARIAT CONNECTS!!! CAGE HOOKS THE LEG!!
(DING! DING! DING!)
(“Smells Like Teen Spirit” By Nirvana hits as TLA is back in his lower rider with a smirk on his face as Cage and Jim Hammerlock have their hands raised)
Aaron: HERE ARE YOUR WINNERS!!! THE EAW CHAMPION!!! DIAMOND CAGE AND JIM HAMMERLOCK!!
Pierre: What the hell did we just see?
Deadprez: We just saw TLA leave Cody high and dry to fight two angry old men! What the hell?
Pierre: This rivalry between these three men just gets a new element added every single week! That’s it for Showdown! Join us next week as we bring you more action on the longest weekly episodic show in EAW History! I’m Pierre signing off for Deadprez when I say! GOODNIGHT!! FROM BROOKLYN!
(One last shot of an angry Cody Marshall watching Cage and Jim celebrate)
(Camera fades to black)
(EAW Logo Buzzes)