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Showdown 8/22/20

(EAW intro plays.)

(RECAP: It shows Ryan Wilson extending the invitation for Cage to join Team Wilson at Territorial Invasion; it shows some more returiting from Ryan Wilson as he manages to get the Maidens of Malpractice on his team; it shows Harlow Reichert returning as Ryan tries to get Harlow to join the Showdown Brand Warfare team; Consuela Rose Ava does some recruiting of her own as she tries to get Raven Roberts, but to no luck. We see Ronan Malosi and James Ranger face off, but a distraction from Ryan Wilson gives James the victory. After the match, Ronan finds himself blindsided by Showdown’s newest signee, Christian DeMarco. We head towards the main event where the Answers World Champion, Jamie O’Hara takes on Justin Windgate, but Lethal Consequences attacks Jamie, leaving the champ beaten as he raises the Answers World Championship high in the air.)

(RECAP ENDS.)

(We go to a socially distanced EAW Performance Center in Newark, New Jersey as — )

(‘Popular Monster’ by Falling In Reverse blares the speakers and the socially distanced crowd gives no reaction to the music.)

(Christian DeMarco appears on the stage, wearing his ring gear, with a blue t-shirt thrown on over the top of him, with the text on it reading “#FreeDeMarco” on it. He marches to the ring quickly with a purpose. The crowd still doesn’t seem to care.)

Gavin Kirkland: Oh lord, this loser.

Deadprez: Hey come on now!

Gavin Kirkland: No, Dynasty’s celebrating getting this guy off their show and now he’s our pain in the ass. Nothing good can come from this.

Eve: I think you’re being a bit too harsh Gavin….

Gavin Kirkland: No.

Eve: Just give him a chance, he’s got a mic in his hand, let’s see what he has to say.

(Christian puts the microphone to his lips, but puts it on the mat, and out of pure emotion and adrenaline, rips his shirt off his body. Christian then scans the crowd and picks up the mic.)

Christian DeMarco: I’M FREE!!!!

Gavin Kirkland: Oh lord, the pain already.

Christian DeMarco: That’s right folks, Showdown is the home to me and Caliban! We bleed blue now, and we can’t be any more excited. It’s a chance to start fresh on EAW’s flagship brand, and I’m ready to start fresh. No more dead weight I have to carry around. No more stupid authority figures like ShittStan holding me down! I got signed to Showdown and I plan to grab this show by the horns and take it by storm!

(Christian takes a deep breath before continuing as he’s feeling pumped, fired and full of energy.)

Christian DeMarco: Yeah, you heard me right. I’m no longer a part of Dynasty, that show where ShittStan has an agenda and only plays favorites. He never liked me and I was proven right last night on Dynasty when he made those remarks about me being a bozo and not wanting to work hard and trashing the #FreeDeMarco movement. Also, that waste of space Jason McKormick I heard finally got canned, no longer sitting back and collecting a paycheck like he always did. You have no idea how hard it was to just even get him to get out of the chair and move, he was so unmotivated, People are so quick to judge me and the #FreeDeMarco movement, they didn’t know the shit I had to go through in that tag team. I tried my best to make everything work and the Losers Union mean something, but at the end of the day, I’m only a wrestler, not a miracle worker. That guy really fell to the bottomless pits of the Earth after he was a finalist in the King of Elite finals two years ago. I’m finally free from him, and I’m finally free from the grips of that general manager who always had the clamps on me never wanting me to level up.

Gavin Kirkland: This dude’s forreal right now? Seriously?! Loser’s Union was his idea, and he knew the fucking risk of tagging with someone like Jason McKormick. People trash his movement the same reason StarrStan canned his ass, he’s an annoying little attention seeking bitch. Stop talking, please.

Eve: :skip:

Christian DeMarco: I could stand here and tear ShittStan to pieces for his unprofessionalism towards me and my career. Those comments last night is all the evidence I need to show he was against me the entire time. And then, for no reason, I was fired. Like….what did I do to deserve that?! Mr. Wilson approached me and kindly offered me a contract to the blue brand, and it was like my career had seen the light it needed that it’s been searching for for too long now. I promise I won’t let Ryan down, and I promise I will become a champion one day, and I promise to grow up these ranks each and every day by my hard work and heart. I’m gonna make ShittStan regret letting one of his biggest assets go. A classic case of him not knowing what he had, but he will soon enough. He finally freed me, and it’s the biggest mistake he could have ever made, while being the biggest blessing in my career!

(Christian DeMarco once again takes a deep breath, running off adrenaline right now.)

Christian DeMarco: Dynasty is in the past now, and I’m looking to my future! SO ARE YOU READY SHOWDOWN?! BECAUSE I KNOW I AM! I THINK THE TIME FOR TALKING IS OVER! LET’S GET DOWN TO BUSINESS! I’M READY TO FIGHT!!

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

Socially Distancing Crowd: ONE FALL!!!!

Gina Romano: ALREADY IN THE RING…FROM APPLE VALLEY, MINNESOTA…WEIGHING IN 226 POUNDS…HE IS ‘THE OMEGA MALE’…CHHHHHHHRRRRIIIIIISSSSSSSTTTTIIIIIAAAAAAANNNNNNNN DEEEEEEEMAAARRRRRRCCCCCCOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

Gina Romano: INTRODUCING HIS OPPONENT…COMING TO THE RING… FROM LONG ISLAND NEW YORK….WEIGHING IN AT ONE HUNDRED NINETY-SEVEN POUNDS… ‘THE BLUEPRINT’ …LUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCCCCCCCCCCCAAAAAAAAAAAAAASSSSSSSSSSSSSSS JJJJJJJOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHNNNNNSSSSSOONN!!!!

(‘Young and Bitter’ by Hot Tag Media plays throughout the arena as the crowd boo’s while Lucas Johnson walks down the ramp and into the ring)

Deadprez: Lucas Johnson has been on a bit of a winning streak since his hard-fought victory at Pain For Pride, ‘The Blueprint’ has picked up some big-time victories over WoogieMan and Hall of Famer Cage. I’m excited to see what we get from him tonight!

(Ding! Ding! Ding!)

Deadprez: Christian DeMarco quickly charges at Lucas Johnson but ‘The Blueprint’ easily sidesteps DeMarco and slaps him forcefully in the back of the head! And I don’t think that was too smart by Lucas Johnson as Christian DeMarco quickly turns around and slaps Lucas Johnson across his face!

Eve: BOTH MEN ARE STARING ONE ANOTHER IN EACH OTHERS FACE AND HERE WE GO- LEFT FROM DEMARCO- RIGHT FROM JOHNSON- LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT- BOTH DEMARCO AND LUCAS JOHNSON CHARGE ONE ANOTHER AND— DOUBLE CLOTHESLINE THAT FLOORS BOTH MEN.

Gavin Kirkland: I love it when two competitors are thinking the exact same thing. While I must admit it makes them both look like idiots, it just shows you how far EAW has come in terms of talent and likemindedness. We’ve transcended the need for matches to be barbaric and violent. The same thing could be similarly said of women, they’ve moved on from eye candy to legitimate badasses.

Eve: Wow Gavin I think that’s the nicest and most sincere thing you’ve ever said since you’ve been employed here…you’re really starting to grow and blossom :wow:

Gavin: :skip: Yeah? Well if that’s the case Eve… does this mean you’re finally going to let me fu-

Deadprez: – CHRISTIAN DEMARCO AND LUCAS JOHNSON ARE BACK UP TO THEIR FEET AND BOTH MEN ARE STILL SWINGING WILDLY AT ONE ANOTHER! BOTH MEN HAVE SO MUCH TO PROVE, LUCAS JOHNSON IS FIGHTING TO KEEP HIS WINNING STREAK ALIVE! AND CHRISTIAN DEMARCO IS TRYING TO SOLIDIFY SHOWDOWN AS HIS HOME AFTER MAKING A SHOCKING DEBUT LAST WEEK!

Eve: Both men still trading punches neither one of them pushing ahead of one another- wait!! Christian DeMarco connects with a HUGE HAYMAKER that knocks Lucas Johnson on his knees! AND CHRISTIAN DEMARCO FOLLOWS THAT UP WITH A VICIOUS ENZIGURI TO THE BACK OF LUCAS JOHNSON’S HEAD!

Gavin Kirkland: Christian DeMarco is making the most out of this opportunity now and he wastes no time continuing his offense onslaught dropping knees into the chest and sternum of Lucas Johnson, who’s wincing in pain!

Deadprez: Since leaving Dynasty and making Showdown his home, Christian DeMarco has shown a new fiery attitude, and his action proves just that. The man from Apple Valley is absolutely having his way here and he springboards himself off the ropes and… CONNECTS WITH A BEAUTIFUL SPRINGBOARD ELBOW SQUARE ONTO THE CHEST OF LUCAS JOHNSON! Christian DeMarco showing us some amazing offense here tonight!

Eve: Christian DeMarco drops down to pick Lucas Johnson up- Christian turns Lucas around- HEAD CASE… THE TORNADO DD-

Gavin Kirkland: NO! Lucas Johnson had it scouted! Lucas Johnson counters and throws Christian DeMarco in the air, and DeMarco lands hard on his stomach and chest.. and all the wind may have been knocked out of him right there- BUT LUCAS JOHNSON DOESNT CARE AS HE RUSHES FULL SPEED TOWARDS THE GROGGY CHRISTIAN DEMARCO AND FLOORS HIM WITH A RUNNING KNEE STRAIGHT TO THE FACE!

Eve: Lucas Johnson has completely turned this match around, and now he’s the one on the offensive as he jumps up and.. STOMPS BOTH FEET DIRECTLY INTO THE CHEST OF CHRISTIAN DEMARCO! CHRISTIAN DEMARCO IS WRITHING IN PAIN AND LUCAS JOHNSON FINALLY DROPS DOWN TO MAKE THE PIN!

OOOOONNNNEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!

TTTTTWWWWOOOOOOOOO!!!!

Deadprez: Kickout at two from Christian DeMarco! Lucas Johnson is livid as he stomps away and the torso and midsection of Christian DeMarco! DeMarco has bruises all over his forearms and wrists from trying to soften the impact of these brutal stomps from Lucas Johnson, but if anything it looks like DeMarco is just digging himself a deeper hole.

Gavin Kirkland: I was going to make a remake regarding deep holes but I remembered children watch this broadcast… :wow: Anyway Lucas Johnson picks Christian DeMarco up and turns him around… SKULL CRUSHING FINALE—

Eve: NO! CHRISTIAN DEMARCO BREAKS FREE AND INSTEAD WRAPS HIS FREE ARM AROUND THE NECK OF LUCAS JOHNSON… CUTTER!! CUTTER! CHRISTIAN DEMARCO JUST PLANTS LUCAS JOHNSON WITH A CUTTER THAT SEEMINGLY CAME OUT OF NOWHERE!

DeadPrez: EXCELLENT THINKING AND RING AWARENESS BY CHRISTIAN DEMARCO TO COUNTER AT THE EXACT RIGHT MOMENT, NOW HE NEEDS TO GET UP AND PIN LUCAS JOHNSON TO PUT THIS MATCH AWAY…

Eve: Christians crawling over but look at how bruised up he is.. Christian DeMarco is literally black and blue — BUT HE SOMEHOW MANAGES TO GET HIS ARM ACROSS THE CHEST OF LUCAS JOHNSON!!!

OOOOOOONNNNNNNNNEEEEE!!!!!!!!!

TTTTTTTTWWWWWWOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!

THHHRRR—

Gavin Kirkland: No Lucas Johnson gets the shoulder up and Christian DeMarco looks confused! He landed that cutter with extreme precision and still wasn’t able to put Lucas Johnson away! Christian DeMarco is trying to get to his feet and he’s struggling here a bit… BUT NONETHELESS, HE IS UP AND HE’S BEGGING FOR LUCAS JOHNSON TO GET BACK TO HIS FEET..

Deadprez: …. AND LUCAS JOHNSON DOES… LUCAS JOHNSON TURNS AROUND— HE DOESN’T KNOW WHERE HE IS — LUCAS JOHNSON TURNS AROUND AND IS MET WITH

Eve: HEADCASE– CHRISTIAN DEMARCO CALLS IT THE HEADCASE– THE TORNADO DDT, ABSOLUTELY PLANTING LUCAS JOHNSON ON HIS HEAD!!!! CHRISTIAN HOOKS THE LEGS!!!!!!

crowd (counting along with the referee): OOOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNEEEEEE!!!!!!

TTTTTTWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!

THHHHHHRRRRRRRRREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!

Deadprez: HOW IN THE HELL DID HE..- HOW DID LUCAS JOHNSON SURVIVE THAT!!!? Lucas Johnson just kicks out at two and nine-tenths of a second and Christian DeMarco is pleading with the ref that his hand touched the canvas to make the count of three!

Eve: Christian needs to keep on the offensive here! He has Lucas hurt he just needs to put him away!! Christian DeMarco, gets to his feet and drags Lucas Johnson to the middle of the ring before ascending up the turnbuckle and to the top rope!

Gavin Kirkland: Christian is taking his sweet time here, and I don’t know if it’s cause he’s sore or if he’s just being extra cautious but now is not the time to slow down! Christian finally perches himself on the top rope and begs for Lucas Johnson to get back to his feet and Lucas Johnson is struggling to make it back to his feet— BUT HE DOES AND HE TURNS AROUND…

Deadprez: DIVING TORNADO DDT PLANTS LUCA- … NO! LUCAS JOHNSON CATCHES CHRISTIAN DEMARCO AND USES HIS OWN MOMENTUM AGAINST HIM AS HE THROWS CHRISTIAN OVER HIS HEAD AND LANDS A BRUTAL BELLY TO BELLY!

Eve: Christian DeMarco tried to one-up himself by going high risk to try and put Lucas Johnson away, but ‘The Blueprint’ saw right through that planned and countered with a vicious release german suplex and now both men are once again down! Both men in this match are going to leave worse-off than they did when they entered but this match has been nothing but both men fighting for their pride, even now it’s evident as they trade punches back and forth with each other as they both hold themselves up on their knees!

Gavin Kirkland: A left hand from Lucas that sends Christian DeMarco swaying back! But Christian DeMarco retaliates with a left of his own that nearly knocks Lucas Johnson on his back! LEFT HAND FROM LUCAS THAT SEND SPIT FLYING OUT OF THE MOUTH OF CHRISTIAN DEMARCO AND I THINK HE MAY HAVE LOST A TOOTH THERE AS WELL! BUT NONETHELESS CHRISTIAN SENDS BACK A LEFT OF HIS OWN THAT FLOORS LUCAS JOHNSON! WAIT!

Deadprez: KIP UP BY LUCAS JOHNSON AND HE IMMEDIATELY SENDS A SWIFT KICK TO THE JAW THAT KNOCKS CHRISTIAN DEMARCO DOWN TO THE CANVAS AND LUCAS JOHNSON FALLS DOWN ONTO DEMARCO AS HE HOOKS THE LEG!!! THIS ONE IS OVER!!!

OOONNNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TTTTTTWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

THHHHHRRRREEEEEEEEEEEEEE—

Deadprez: KICK OUT JUST AS THE REFEREE’S HAND WAS NEARING THE CANVAS TO SIGNIFY THE COUNT OF 3!! HALF A MILLISECOND AWAY FROM THIS MATCH BEING OVER AND CHRISTIAN DEMARCO KICKS OUT! I JUST DON’T UNDERSTAND HOW!! LUCAS JOHNSON PUT ALL THE REMAINING ENERGY HE HAD INTO THAT SOCCER KICK AND HE LANDED ALL OF IT SQUARE ON CHRISTIAN DEMARCO’S JAW! CHRISTIAN SHOULD BE OUT! LUCAS SHOULD BE OUT! BOTH OF THESE MEN HAVE SHOWN TONIGHT THAT THEY ARE LEGITIMATE COMPETITORS! AND IT’S BEEN A GREAT BACK AND FORTH EFFORT BETWEEN THE BOTH OF THEM BUT WHO IS GOING TO WALK AWAY WITH THE WIN HERE TONIGHT!?!

Eve: Christian DeMarco is laid out with his face on the canvas and Lucas Johnson is seated in the corner clutching his head trying to figure out how to put Christian DeMarco away. Lucas Johnson rises up in the corner and he’s stomping the ground trying to get Christian DeMarco to wake up and see him!!

Gavin Kirkland: Who does this guy think he is…Mr.DEDEDE?!!! Christian DeMarco is up on one knee but Lucas Johnson isn’t satisfied yet he’s yelling at Christian to get up and turn around and that’s exactly what Christian Demarco does and I DON’T THINK HE’LL LIKE THE VIEW AS HE TURNS AROUND INTO A CLAYMORE KI—

Deadprez: THERAPY SESSION!!!!! THERAPY SESSION!!!!! THE SUPERKICK FROM CHRISTIAN DEMARCO LANDS SQUARE ON THE JAW OF LUCAS JOHNSON WHO IS OUT COLD!!!!!! CHRISTIAN DEMARCO FALLS DOWN FOR THE PIN!!!!

OOOOONNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!

TTTTTWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!

TTTTTHHHHHHHHRRRRRREEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!

(Ding! Ding! Ding!)

Gina Romano: THE WINNER OF THIS MATCH…. CCCCCHHHRRRRRRRRRIIIIIIISSSTTTTIIIAAANNNNNN DEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEMMMMMMMAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRCOOOOOOOOO!!!

(‘Falling in Reverse’ by Popular Monster hits as Christian DeMarco lays on the Canvas as the referee walks over and raises his hand in victory.)

Deadprez: What a great match between these two, neither one of these men have anything to be ashamed of as they left it all in the ring here tonight! But tonight is what matters and tonight Christian DeMarco was the man who picked up the win! What a debut match!!!!

(Camera cuts to Christian DeMarco sitting up in the right and staring around before standing up and making his exit as the crowd boos him. He looks to his left and his right before heading to the back and the camera cuts to backstage.)

(The camera pans to backstage where we see James Ranger preparing for his match against Alexis Chambers. Going up against someone like Alexis is going to be a challenge task for him. That, add Dr. Bethany Blue at her corner, it’s almost a recipe for disaster, but he’s looking to pull off some major upset. Right now, he’s currently doing some arm stretches, focused on that.)

???: Just the man I want to see!

(James Ranger pauses his stretches before looking at Ronan Malosi in some poorly made black “Team Malosi” t-shirt with a flame as the background for the name. It’s nothing like the shirts from “Team Wilson,” but this is what Ronan was able to make with the tools that he had at home.)

James Ranger: For what reason? I’m surprised that you’re even standing here.

Ronan Malosi: You should be thankful that I am gracing you with my presence, James. I have been doing a little scouting. Looking to form the best team possible. Ryan Wilson managed to get the Maidens of Malpractice to join his match at Territorial Invasion. There’s the possibility that he could be having someone like Cage on lock. That’s three out of four members probably already on his team. By the looks of things, I’m very disappointed. I bodied Cage all that week of our Steel Cage match and the Maidens of Malpractice are two women, so it doesn’t seem like I got much to worry about, but I still feel obligated to form the team that will be close to my vision on Showdown and James, I feel like you could very well fit that vision.

James Ranger: What’s that vision?

Ronan Malosi: Look, I haven’t created the objective yet, but all I know is that: you’re part of that vision. I’ve been meaning to do that when I get off my shift at Applebee’s, but I normally pass out when I’m off work.Trust me, James. Even though, we got off on the wrong foot, you are one of the only people that I like on Showdown. We had a great match last week. You even defeated me. Yeah, it was out of sheer luck and Ryan’s bitch ass cost me the match, but holding a victory over Ronan Malosi is something that you should be honored about. It doesn’t happen to just anyone and for that, I would like to extend the invitation for you to join Team Malosi at Territorial Invasion.

James Ranger: What’s in it for me? If I help you become General Manager, what’s in it for me?

Ronan Malosi: Word on the street is that Ryan needed to bribe the Maidens of Malpractice with stuff, but there’s not much for me to promise you right now; however, if you manage to help me get into power, I can make this Showdown experience a lot easier for you. You’ve been on the losing end and it’s been tough for you to get back on the swing of things, but you have my utmost loyalty, James. :wow:

James Ranger: I have been on the losing end of things, but the turtle will eventually win the race against the rabbit. It’s something that I’m not trying to get myself down about. I’m always looking to get my hands dirty and help someone out. Honestly, if I were to compare Ryan Wilson or you, I think that you’re the lesser of two evils.

Ronan Malosi: Finally, someone sees it. :mjcry:

James Ranger: I’ll help you out, but it’s a risk with aligning with you, Ronan. If we’re on the losing end of this match —

Ronan Malosi: We’re not going to be on the losing end of this match. Team Wilson has women on his team. Like, are we supposed to think that Alexis Chambers and Dr. Bethany Blue are capable of being threats? :mjlol: I’d body both of those bitches if given the chance. There is no one as superior to them as Ronan Malosi. They made the wrong choice in not joining my team, but you can’t really expect for women to make the smart choice in these situations.

James Ranger: Honestly, I take any competitor seriously, but Alexis Chambers will be in for a surprise going up against me.

Ronan Malosi: That’s the spirit! Now, I made something for you!

(Ronan Malosi pulls out another poorly made “Team Malosi” t-shirt, exactly like his as James Ranger accepts it, looking at the “wonderful” t-shirt made.)

James Ranger: Did you make this?

Ronan Malosi: I made it all myself. :wow: !!!!!!!!

James Ranger: Yeah…I can tell.

Ronan Malosi: I got t-shirts coming in a few weeks from the Philippines. These are only temporary. Now, I’ll let you warm up for your match, but you won’t regret aligning yourself with me, James. Team Wilson won’t know what hit them!

(Ronan Malosi pats James Ranger on the back, almost startling James before Ronan leaves. James looks down on the t-shirt before fading into commercial break.)

(A commercial on why Ronan Malosi needs to become General Manager. A commercial paid by Ronan Malosi himself!)

(Showdown returns from commercial break with Gina Romano inside the ring.)

Gina Romano: The following contest is scheduled for…ONE FALL!!!

Socially Distanced Crowd: ONE FALL!!

(‘6:24’ by Danger booms through the Performance Center. James Ranger struts down the ramp and indulges in the boos from the audience.)

Gina Romano: FROM LONDON ENGLAND, WEIGHING IN AT 243 POUNDS, HE IS ‘THE BLACK MAMBA’ JAAAAAMMMMMESSSSSSSSSSS RANGER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Deadprez: Despite losing to Xavier Williams, James did give a good fight!

Gavin Kirkland: James Ranger became the first person to join Team Malosi at Territorial Invasion, so does that add a bit of a target on his back? Does that rub Ryan Wilson the wrong way?

Eve: Just like James told Ronan, aligning with Ronan could end up biting him in the ass, but it seems like that’s the risk that James is more than willing to take.

(‘Walking the Wire’ by Imagine Dragons begins to echo through the Performance Center.)

Gina Romano: ANNND HIS OPPONENT! FROM DETROIT MICHIGAN…WEIGHING IN AT ONE-HUNDRED AND SEVENTEEN POUNDS…ACCOMPANIED TO THE RING BY THE HER MEDICAL MANIACS PARTNER, DR. BETHANY BLUE…‘THE MOTOR CITY GODDESS’ AAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLLLLEEEEEEEEEEEEEXIIIIIIISSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

CHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMMMMMMMBBBBBBBBBBBEEEEEEEEEEEEERRRRRRRRRSSSSSSSS!!!!

Gavin Kirkland: Oh yes! My favorite medical team is in! These are two women I wouldn’t be opposed to giving me a prostate exam. :mjlit:

Eve: Gavin, no.

Deadprez: Oh geez. Well, let’s see how focused Alexis is now that she is a part of Team Wilson ahead of Territorial Invasion. She isn’t too keen with joining Team Wilson, but if it wasn’t for Dr. Bethany Blue, who knows where they would have been going into Territorial Invasion.

( DING! DING! DING! )

Eve: And This Match Is Underway!! Alexis is casually yet with agility seated on the middle rope looking at James like he was nobody and on the other hand, the man looks to be ready for a fight looking at the woman who is much smaller than him.

James Ranger: C’mon little bitch we ain’t got all night!

Alexis Chambers: Eat Ronan’s dick jackoff!

Social Distanced Crowd: OOOOOOOOH!!!!

Eve: Bethany giggles at the quick comeback from her assistant and gal pal which seems to annoy James who tries to strike first but Alexis blocks with a foot to the midsection followed by getting her legs up and goes for a hurricanrana from her position on the ropes!! What agility from the ‘Motor City Goddess’ as James goes down! Smirking, Alexis goes on the attack just as Ranger is going up, throwing herself at him with a Lou Thez Press followed by a slew of punches! Chambers has a strong start tonight and she doesn’t seem to want to stop until the referee forces her to get off her opponent. She pushes him which gets her a warning but she doesn’t seem to care at all as she goes to the ropes with speed and as James gets up she sends him back down with a running bulldog!! James’s face smacks onto the floor before he gets rolled to his back by Alexis who tries for a cover!

Official: One!

Gavin Kirkland: Damn it he kicked out already!

Deadprez: You really want her to win don’t you?

Eve: You can discuss this later gentleman as Alexis is going back on the attack quickly not giving much of a chance for the taller and heavier James to get some offense going! She gets him up, swings at his neck for a breaker bringing them both down on the mat. She repeats the maneuver she truly is in control of the match early on and she gets him up a third time whipping Ranger into a corner. She smirks, licking her lips before rushing towards James WHO CLIPS HER WITH A CLOTHESLINE!!

Gavin Kirkland: Oh No!!

Eve: Is the wind turning? James has an opportunity here to do some damage as he shakes his head to get rid of some cobwebs from Alexis’ assaults as he picks her up and waits he goes to one knee and goes for a European Uppercut! Chambers is reeling and then she goes down as the Black Mamba throws another Uppercut at her!!

Deadprez: You’d think he just made fun of her with that knee down.

Gavin Kirkland: Sonovabitch! She can’t help it if she’s 5 feet 2!!

Eve: This won’t stop Ranger from doing what he must in order to win this match and this continues with a snap suplex perfectly executed which sends Chambers to the mat once again! Ranger prowls around her cussing at her while Bethany on the outside is cursing at James as he flips her off with a one-hand bird and watches her dead in the eyes as he throws Alexis around in a series of German suplexes! The crowd counts after each one and following the third Ranger covers Alexis and hooks a leg!

Official: One! Two!!

Gavin Kirkland: YES!!

Deadprez: The fight is still on!!

Eve: Alexis Kicked Out!!! Doctor Blue is thrilled outside clapping her hands and cheering on her assistant as James grunts in annoyment before getting up and picks up Alexis in a standing sleeper hold! He is tall enough that Alexis is actually kicking her feet in the air not touching the mat at all!! She is flailing her feet, James’ grip is tight but then she moves her legs up almost to eye level with Ranger and swings down with all her might And flips Ranger over!

Eve: The grip is off! She is free! What a way to get out of a sleeper hold by Alexis Chambers!! She is a bit shaken as she gets to her feet followed quickly by Ranger who goes for a clothesline that is dodged by the Motor City Goddess! Both spins to face each other, she goes for a foot stomp which gets James to yelp in pain followed by a kick to the midsection. AND A DDT!!! Alexis doesn’t stop there she moves atop of Ranger and sets in for a crossface!! She is trying to end the match right now and Ranger is in a world of trouble now but wait! He is moving to his hands and knees with Alexis on his back still applying the hold! He grabs on to her back, he is on his feet what is he going to do?

Eve: ELECTRIC CHAIR AGAINST A CORNER!!!! THE MOVES SENDS ALEXIS DOWN HARD AGAINST THE TURNBUCKLES and Alexis looks out or barely moving! James is smirking looking at the damage he has done as he then leans against the top ropes nearby and looks down, throwing shade at Doctor Blue who throws some insults right back at him! Not a very smart move from James he should try to finish Alexis who is in a weakened state right now but he keeps on nagging the Doctor while the official is tending to Chambers looking to see if she is okay she signals that she is as she is sneaking up behind James AND GOES FOR A SCHOOLBOY PIN!!

Official: One! Two!!

Gavin Kirkland: FUCK!!!

Deadprez: Black Mamba kicks out of it!! He moves to his knees and Alexis who was on her feet connects from behind with a high knee that gets James to hang on the middle rope! What will Alexis do next? This is an opportunity for her! She runs to the opposite ropes, runs on Ranger’s back, goes over the top ropes, AND LANDS ON JAMES’ HEAD WITH A LEG DROP!! WOAW!! James is in trouble now as he rolls back inside the ring holding the back of his head slowly getting up to her feet as Alexis goes topside on one of the corners of the ring. She measures James up going for a top rope hurricanrana BUT JAMES CAUGHT HER INTO A POWERBOMB!! Wait he doesn’t let go! HE DRILLS HER WITH A SECOND!! AND WHAM THEN A THIRD WHICH HE TRANSITIONS INTO A COVER!!!

Official: One! Two!!

Gavin Kirkland: YES!!!

Eve: Chambers survives!!! Alexis is truly in serious trouble right now, Ranger has been having the upper hand on her for a while despite the encouragement of Doctor Blue on the outside! Alexis is whipped into a corner, James runs in to try and tackle her and it connects! He grabs her by the shoulders moving her to the center of the ring and he sets her up for the Sunset Finish! The Northern Lights Bomb connects! He goes for the cover!

Referee: One! Two!!

Gavin Kirkland: MY BABY KICKS OUT!!!

Deadprez: But she ain’t your…

Eve: Incredible feat from Alexis to stay alive through this hard time she’s going through! James looks angry that he hasn’t been able to put her away and he quickly goes to her hand goes in the air she’s about to tap out from the pa-WOAH!!!! DOCTOR BLUE WITH A SUPERKICK OUT OF THE BLUE TO THE FACE OF JAMES RANGER!!! HE LET’S GO OF ALEXIS AS THE REFEREE CALLS FOR THE BELL!!

( DING! DING! DING! )

Gina Romano: The Winner of This Bout As a Result of a Disqualification… JAAAAAAAMES RANGEEEEEEEEERRRRR!!

Gavin Kirkland: And They Aren’t Done With Him!!

Deadprez: That’s deplorable!!

Eve: And the Maidens of Malpractice are ganging up on James Ranger! They are nailing him with kicks and punches! It seems like they’re sending a message to Ronan Malosi and anyone that joins his team going into Territorial Invasion! They are doing a number on James who tries to fight back but the numbers game is too strong for him to handle and he-

Gavin Kirkland: You go, girls! You give it to him!

Deadprez: HEY LOOK!!!

Eve: IT’S RONAN MALOSI!!!! RONAN IS RUSHING IN FOR THE SAVE!!!! Bethany and Alexis saw him coming and they quickly scooted out of the ring making their way to the ramp looking towards the ring spitting insults at Malosi while the man stood next to James Ranger who he helped getting up! This surely will be scoring points in favor of joining his team, for James this will be something to think about for sure!

Ronan Malosi (off-mic): Come here, ladies!

Alexis Chambers (off-mic): It will happen in our terms!

(Ronan Malosi and James Ranger are staring intensely at Dr. Bethany Blue at Alexis Chambers before it fades to commercial break.)

(A commercial featuring Ryan Wilson on why Ronan Malosi will be an awful choice to be General Manager of Showdown. A commercial paid by Ryan Wilson.)

(‘’War’’ by Grandson hits the speakers as Jake Smith marches down the ramp with a focused look struck on his face)

Gina Romano: Introducing first…. from Venice, California…. weighing in at 210 pounds… ‘The Industry Ruler’… JAKEEEEEEEEEE SMITTTTHHHHHHHH!

Deadprez: One word to describe Jake Smith recently? Determined. He’s more focused than he’s ever been and it’s scary what he could do next

Eve: Jake’s been out for redemption since Pain For Pride. He’s become even more ruthless and sinister in recent weeks and that stone cold killer inside of him is creeping out. He faces a tough task in Mr 24/7 tonight and Jake will be looking to get the job done again

(“War” fades out as ‘’Last Strike’’ by Polo G replaces it. Jon Kelton confidently struts down onto the ramp and makes his way down to the ring to a mixed reaction from the crowd who ‘woo’ at him)

Gina Romano: And his opponent…. from Toronto, Ontario, Canada…. weighing in at 210 pounds… he is Mr 24/7…. ‘The Chosen One’… JONNNNNNNNN KELLLLTONNNNNNNN

Gavin Kirkland: That’s a one of a kind talent right there in Jon Kelton. People rarely come in at such a young age like he did a decade ago and they rarely find success like he did too. Now he’s back and better than ever

Deadprez: Jon’s not the 18 year old he once was, he’s a different breed now. He knows what he’s gotta do. He knows he’s gotta fulfil the potential and reach the heights expected of him then, it’s now or never

(DING! DING! DING!)

Eve: Here we go! Jake wastes no time and immediately gets up in Kelton’s face! Jake completely oozes confidence as he stares into the eyes of Mr 24/7. However, a grin slowly grows onto Kelton’s face AS HE GRABS A HOLD OF JAKE AND THROWS HIM OVER HIS HEAD WITH A BELLY TO BELLY SUPLEX!

Deadprez: Kelton immediately pounces onto Jake and hammers the former PURE Champion with devastating body shots! Kelton shoots back up to his feet and drags Jake up with him. He picks Jake up and drives him straight into the corner, clattering his back into it. Kelton ain’t stopping the onslaught – he keeps unloading on Jake with massive punches and strikes right into his stomach. Kelton hooks Jake’s arms over his shoulder, lifts him up into the air AND DROPS HIM DOWN WITH A MASSIVE SNAP SUPLEX! Kelton looks sharp tonight! He’s in his element with this dominant and quick start. He stands above Jake and looks down on him with a smirk. He backs up for a second and tells Jake to get his ass up!

Eve: Jake doesn’t look too happy about that at all but he accepts the invitation to get back up on his feet. He pulls himself up and the two men meet up again in the middle of the ring. Jake raises his hand in the air and Kelton follows. Jake thinks fast though and stomps on Kelton’s foot before getting him into a quick headlock!

Gavin Kirkland: Kelton tries to wrestle his way out the combat but Jake combats that with a smooth headlock takedown. Kelton manages to use his strength to roll Jake over his body but Jake keeps a hold of the headlock and gets onto a knee and gradually makes his way onto his feet, headlock still on. Kelton manages to quickly explode out of the headlock and get around the back of Jake. Jake quickly escapes through and gets around the back of Kelton! But Kelton quickly escapes and gets round the back of Jake! But Jake quickly escapes and gets round the back of Kelton THEN FOLLOWS THAT UP WITH A GRUELING BACKSTABBER, DROPPING JON KELTON DOWN ONTO THE MAT!

Eve: It’s Jake’s turn to take control here! He drags Kelton back up to his feet and throws him in the corner. He returns the favour and unloads on Kelton with body shots and kicks, knocking him down to the mat. Jake continues his attack on a seated Kelton with stomps right into his chest and upper body. Jake has that sinister look back on his face. He pulls Kelton up to his feet and irish whips him into the opposite corner. Jake follows him and runs at the corner…. but Kelton gets out of the way and Jake goes crashing into it! KELTON THEN CHARGES AT JAKE AND CRASHES INTO HIM WITH A CORNER SPEAR!

Deadprez: Kelton quickly drags Jake out of the corner and irish whips him into the ropes. Jake rebounds off them and comes running at Kelton. Kelton tries to swing and take him down with a mammoth clothesline but Jake ducks underneath it and continues running. Just as Jake is about to rebound off the ropes, he holds onto them and surprises Kelton. Kelton notices this and paces it towards Jake…. BUT JAKE SENDS HIM OVER THE ROPES AND HE GOES CRASHING OUT THE RING

Gavin Kirkland: BUT WAIT! KELTON DIDNT GO OVER THE ROPES, HE HUNG ON! Jake has no idea Kelton’s hung onto the ropes. Jake’s too busy gloating in the middle of the ring and drinking in his reception. Jake pats himself on his back and turns around INTO A TITANIC SPRINGBOARD CLOTHESLINE FROM KELTON

Deadprez: THAT BIH WAS OUT OF NOWHERE! KELTON CAME FLYING FROM THE HEAVENS Y’ALL

Eve: Kelton’s an extremely impressive athlete and moves like these are just a testament to his abilities. Kelton doesn’t seem like he wants to slow down the pace at all. As Jake sits up, Kelton knocks him back down with a big shoot kick into his chest. He brings Jake up to a knee and nails him with an array of elbows right into the side of his head. Kelton pulls Jake all the way up to his feet and hits him with one final nasty elbow, but Jake responds with a quick chop! And another one! And he hits him with another one! Jake follows that up with a big superkick… BUT KELTON RESPONDS WITH AN EVEN BIGGER DROPKICK RIGHT OUT THE CORNER

Gavin Kirkland: Kelton looks like an absolute animal here tonight. He pulls Jake up to his feet and throws him into the corner. Kelton backs up a couple of steps away from the corner before charging at Jake. JAKE COMES OUTTA NOWHERE WITH A BICYCLE KNEE STRIKE! JAKE EXPLODES OUT THE CORNER AND RUNS TO THE ROPES, HE REBOUNDS OFF THEM AND RUNS AT KELTON AND TAKES HIM DOWN WITH A RUNNING SINGLE LEGGED DROPKICK

Deadprez: That’s how damn quick Jake Smith can go from being dominated to dominating. Jake pulls Kelton up to his feet and gets him up on his shoulders. Kelton fights though. He hits Jake with elbows into the side of his head but Jake still keeps him up. Kelton keeps on unloading on Jake and eventually he drops him onto his feet. Jake immediately hits Kelton with a jumping knee, but Kelton responds with a European Uppercut! He has Jake stunned in the middle of the ring. Kelton rebounds off the ropes and runs at Jake.. BUT JAKE CATCHES HIM WITH A MASSIVE ENZIGURI! JAKE PICKS KELTON BACK UP ONTO HIS BACK AND NAILS KELTON WITH A MASSIVE AIR RAID CRASH! THAT AINT IT THOUGH! JAKE DRAGS KELTON ONTO HIS KNEES AND RUNS TO THE ROPES, HE REBOUNDS OFF THEM AND NAILS KELTON WITH THE COLD NIGHT HOMEEEE! THAT DEADLY SHINING WIZARD! JAKE GOES FOR THE FIRST PINFALL OF THE MATCH

Referee: ONEEEEEEEEE! TWOOOO-

Eve: Kelton manages to kick out! Just like we said earlier, Jake can flip any match on his head so quickly! He does it like nobody else on the roster. Jake gets back up onto his feet and meets Kelton, who’s crawled to the corner. He pulls him up and lifts him up then seats him on the top turnbuckle. Jake catches Kelton with a shot to the face before climbing up to the middle rope. Jake looks around the audience in attendance tonight and flips them off before unloading on Kelt-

Gavin Kirkland: KELTON PUSHES HIM OFF THOUGH! JAKE GOES CRASHING DOWN ONTO THE MAT! This is a chance for Kelton to get his head back in the game y’all! Kelton gets back up to his feet and stands tall on the top turnbuckle, BUT JAKE SHOOTS BACK UP TO HIS FEET AND TAKES HIM DOWN WITH A SUPERKICK TO HIS KNEE! KELTON GOES CRASHING DOWN ONTO THE MAT! JAKE WASTES NO TIME! HE PICKS KELTON UP AND SETS HIM UP FOR A POWERBOMB

Eve: BUT KELTON ESCAPES AND DROPS DOWN ON HIS FEET! KELTON BLASTS HIM WITH A QUICKFIRE UPPERCUT! KELTON THEN RUNS TO THE ROPES BUT BEFORE HE CAN REBOUND OFF THEM, JAKE HITS HIM WITH A PUMP KICK!

Deadprez: THIS TIME, JAKE RUNS TO THE ROPES BUT BEFORE HE CAN REBOUND OFF THEM, KELTON NAILS HIM WITH A BIG ELBOW! KELTON DRAGS SMITH TO THE MIDDLE OF THE RING AND LOOKS FOR THE SPOILER ALERT! JAKE WONT LET HIM HIT IT THOUGH SO INSTEAD KELTON HITS JAKE WITH A GERMAN SUPLEX!

Gavin Kirkland: BUT JAKE LANDS ON HIS FEET AND NAILS KELTON WITH A SUPERKICK! HE THEN HITS HIM WITH A BICYCLE KICK! AND A PUMP KICK RIGHT INTO HIS HEAD! HE GOES FOR ANOTHER PUMP KICK BUT KELTON HITS HIM WITH A PUMP KICK OF HIS OWN INSTEAD! AND A BICYCLE KICK! AND THEN A SUPERKICK! KELTON GOES FOR A LAST SUPERKICK BUT JAKE DUCKS UNDERNEATH IT AND GOES FOR ONE OF HIS OWN… BUT KELTON EXPLODES OUT OF NOWHERE AND TAKES HIM DOWN WITH A MASSIVE ROLLING ELBOW! HE PICKS HIM UP BACK TO HIS FEET AND HITS HIM WITH THE SPOILER ALERT! THE SKULL CRUSHING FINALE! HE GOES FOR THE COVER

Referee: ONEEEEE! TWOOOO! THRE-

Eve: That sequence right there was absolutely mental! These two men are ready to leave everything in the ring for this victory. Kelton’s looking to secure that right now. He shoots up to his feet and pulls up Jake with him. THIS COULD BE IT! KELTON KICKS JAKE IN THE MIDSECTION! HE LOCKS HIS ARMS BEHIND HIM…. EGOOO TRI-

Deadprez: NO! JAKE GETS OUT AND HITS HIM WITH A SUPERKICK! JAKE GETS ROUND THE BACK OF HIM AND HITS HIM WITH A SUPERKICK RIGHT INTO THE BACK OF HIS HEAD! JAKE LIFTS KELTON INTO THE AIR…TOP PEA-

Gavin Kirkland: NO! KELTON TURNS THE BRAINBUSTER INTO A DDT! HE LAYS JAKE OUT WITH THE DDT! THIS IS KELTON’S CHANCE TO END IT! HE GETS UP TO HIS FEET AND PULLS JAKE UP WITH HIM! HE KICKS HIM IN THE MIDSECTION AND LOCKS HIS ARMS BEHIND HIS BA- JAKE ESCAPES! JAKE GETS OUT BEFORE HE CAN DO ANYTHING AND TAKES HIM OUT WITH A SUPERKICK RIGHT INTO HIS SKULL! JAKE QUICKLY PICKS KELTON UP AND LIFTS HIM INTO THE AIR… TOP PEAK FALL! THE TOP PEAK FALL CONNECTS! JAKE ISNT DONE THOUGH! JAKE LIFTS KELTON UP INTO THE AIR ONCE MORE AND NAILS HIM WITH ONE MORE TOP PEAK FALL BEFORE GOING FOR THE COVER

Referee: ONEEEEEEEEEE! TWOOOOOOOOOO! THREEEEEEEEEE!

(DING!! DING! DING!)

Gina Romano: AND YOUR WINNER… JAKKEEEEEEEEEEEEE SMITHHHHHHHHH!

Eve: That’s just what Jake Smith does – win! Another brilliant performance from the man, his head is completely in the game and there may be no stopping Jake for a while if he has this intensity and focus and determination

Deadprez: 100%. I’m interested to see where Jake goes after this victory!

(‘If Ya Smell’ by Adam Massacre hits as The Woogieman walks down the ramp with his Big Boogie Bhampionship in one hand and a microphone in the other. Woogie looks around surveying the crowd before he enters the ring as the crowd continues cheering.)

The Woogieman: Now I know each and every single one of you in the back saw me issue a challenge for anyone of you lazy son of a (redacted) to come out here and challenge the Woog to a match for his Big Boogie Bhampionship so I’m not going to waste my time much less these people’s time..

Gavin Kirkland (commentary): He does realize those people are just EAW elitist right like literally El Landerson is front and center… and they had a match together at Pain For Pride :skip:

The Woogieman: Much less my own time… so whoever you are I come on out!!!!

(Camera pans to the stage as the fans also turn their attention there)

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[20 seconds pass]

[40 seconds pass]

[a minute passes]

The Woogieman: So no one wants to rise to the occasion and challenge The Woog for his Bhampionship? Well I figured as mu-

( Generic music hits as the lights get dark in the Performance Center as Woogieman and the Crowd stare at the entrance ramp as we see a figure with a hood over their head walk down the ramp and enter the ring face to face with The Woogieman.)

The Woogieman: Who in the blue hell are you!?!

(The Hooded Figure takes his hood off to reveal himself as being none other than…)

Crowd: :eek:h:!!!!

Deadprez: Wait, that’s…

Eve.. IT’S SHAKER JONES!?!?!

( Ding! Ding! Ding!)

Gavin Kirkland: WOOGIEMAN IMMEDIATELY TAKES THAT MICROPHONE AND BASHES SHAKER JONES HEAD IN WITH IT!!! SHAKER JONES IS BARELY MOVING!!! WOOGIEMAN PICKS SHAKER JONES UP….— WOOG BOTTOM!!! WOOG BOTTOM!!!!! WOOGIE WALKS OVER TO THE OBVIOUSLY UNCONSCIOUS SHAKER JONES.. IS HE GONNA DO IT?!?!?

Deadprez: HE DOES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOOGIE LOCKS SHAKER JONES IN THE SHARPSHOOTER!!! ITS LOCKED IN AND THE PAIN IS WRITTEN ALL OVER SHAKERS FACE AS SHAKER JONES HAS NO CHOICE BUT TO… BUT TO TAP OUT!!! SHAKER JONES TAPS!!!!!!!!

(DING! DING! DING!)

(‘If Ya Smell’ by Adam Massarre hits as Woogieman celebrates with the Big Boogie Bhampionship)

Gina Romano: HERE IS YOUR WINNER AND STILL BIG BOOGIE BHAMPION…THE WOOOOOOOOOGGGGGGGGGIIIIIIEEEEEEMANNNN!!!!

Eve: Well this was a… interesting title defense for Woogieman, looking really dominant out there defending his Big Boogie Bhampionship! :wow:

Gavin Kirkland: :russwtf: Lets be honest here.. That match suck-

Deadprez:..- CONGRATULATIONS TO WOOGIEMAN AS HE SUCCESSFULLY DEFENDS HIS BIG BOOGIE BHAMPIONSHIP WE’LL BE BACK AFTER A QUICK MESSAGE FROM OUR SPONSORS!

( EAW 2K21 Ad plays Featuring Superstars such as Consuela Rose Ava, Jamie O’Hara, Jon Kelton and Jack Ripley)

(The scene pans to Interwire Champion, Consuela Rose Ava, sat down on the couch. She is looking at someone with a calm look on her face, but it’s unclear to who she is talking to exactly.)

Consuela Rose Ava: I am so glad that the two of you are able to be here at this moment, but I feel like I needed some answers from the both of you.

(The camera zooms out as it’s revealed that Consuela Rose Ava is talking to Harlow Reichert and Raven Roberts, who are sat on the opposite end of the table at catering. It wasn’t the ideal place to have this meeting, but Harlow is scheduled for a match shortly after, so it would be easier for her to go from catering and go towards the curtain. As for Raven, she isn’t booked for a match this week, so she’s got time.)

Raven Roberts: Is this even necessary?

Harlow Reichert: Yeah, why are you across from us?

(It can be seen that the table is a rectangular shape. It’s almost like those tables that you had in high school, but Harlow Reichert and Raven Roberts are on one end of the table while Consuela Rose Ava is at the other end by herself.)

Raven Roberts: Consuela, I love you, but you’re being a baby. We aren’t going to be able to converse like this. Get closer.

Consuela Rose Ava: I knew you were going to say that, but fine. :noah:

(Consuela Rose Ava scoots her chair several times until she’s at arms length with Raven Roberts and Harlow Reichert. Then, this entire thing can begin.)

Consuela Rose Ava: I guess, it’s obvious why I asked for the both of you to be here.

Harlow Reichert: I’m sensing this has something to do with Brand Warfare. The only reason I’m here is because it sure beats conversing with Ryan Wilson.

Raven Roberts: You got that right.

(Harlow Reichert and Raven Roberts grin at each other. Both are on the save wavelength with Ryan Wilson.)

Consuela Rose Ava: Look, I know how the two of you must feel with Ryan Wilson and/or Showdown as a whole. Either you weren’t keen to be on this brand or this brand left a sour taste in your mouth due to the reasons of last season, but I am not going to tell you that you’re not justified in feeling the emotions that you do for Showdown and/or Ryan Wilson. That’s your feelings and I’m not going to force you to feel anything else, but I was entrusted to find the best team possible for Brand Warfare at Territorial Invasion and Harlow…

(Consuela Rose Ava looks at Harlow Reichert.)

Consuela Rose Ava: You were the first person that I thought about. I know, you’re probably confused by why you were the first person I thought about, but I was amazed about your rise last season to the PURE Championship. You really elevated the hell out of that championship and if it weren’t for Jacob Senn in a mask, there’s a chance that you would still be champion and not feeling the way you are today. Since Under Siege, I get that things looked confusing for you. You went from competing every week, putting that PURE Championship on the line to barely finding yourself on the card and it must have sucked for you to find yourself in that situation. You’re an amazing competitor, regardless of how you feel about me, but if I’m going into this war, you’re one of the people that I want going into war with me. Ryan Wilson tried to assemble the team without me being aware, but perhaps, he was the wrong person to extend the invitation. I’m extending the invitation and I’m asking you to join my team for Brand Warfare. From last night — minus the part where we got our ass beat — I thought we worked well with each other and that’s what is going to separate us from the other brands.

Harlow Reichert: Not going to lie, but it took everything from me not to slap the shit out of you.

Consuela Rose Ava: :whoa:!!!!!!

Harlow Reichert: I don’t care about any of this, Consuela. I don’t care about Brand Warfare. I don’t care to watch the backs of other people. Do you really expect me to watch Raven’s back? Am I supposed to forget that she’s one of the reasons why I was on the shelf?

Raven Roberts: I did you a favor. If it wasn’t for me, you’d still be a dead tag team with Jax Walker.

Harlow Reichert: I can’t work like this, Consuela. I’m sorry, but I can’t do this. I did you a favor on last night’s Dynasty, but this is too much chaos for me.

Consuela Rose Ava: Listen Harlow, I don’t think of you as another body like Ryan Wilson probably thought that you would be. I get that you don’t care about Brand Warfare, but don’t think about this as fighting for Showdown, but fighting to prove that you can take on any Elitist from any brand. I do believe that you can go back to the same heights that you were as PURE Champion and you claim to be the best wrestler in the world? You claim to be the best PURE wrestler in the world? You really gonna let some bozo like Chris Elite get the upper hand on you? Harlow, you are better than that. You probably don’t have many people to trust on Showdown, but you can trust me.

Harlow Reichert: If it means that I can get out and prepare for my match, I’ll do it.

(The crowd cheers for the OFFICIAL inclusion of Harlow Reichert on Team Showdown.)

Harlow Reichert: But, I’m not fighting for brand supremacy. I’m not fighting because Ryan Wilson made me, but I’m fighting to prove that I am the best wrestler in the world and I need to prove that going up against the so-called “best” from Dynasty and Voltage. I’ll trust your judgement this once. Now, if you excuse me, I got a match with Cage to win.

(Harlow Reichert exits herself out of catering, leaving Consuela Rose Ava with Raven Roberts.)

Consuela Rose Ava: I know that you’ve had a tough time these past few months and I’m not holding that against you. You have the right to feel the way you do, but you were also someone else I had in mind going into Brand Warfare. The Beating Hearts of Voltage have a special place in my heart. I was a bridesmaid at your wedding and there’s nothing I wouldn’t do for you, but I’m asking for you to stand alongside me as we defeat Dynasty and Voltage. You did that at War Games last year. If there is someone who knows how to stand tall against the other brands, it’s you. You’re one of the best, Raven. Sometimes, you don’t get the credit that you deserve and you should. You don’t need to think about brand supremacy. Think about letting everyone know that Raven Roberts shouldn’t be messed with. She is the person that’s not waiting for an opportunity. She will take the opportunity herself. Take this opportunity and make the most out of it.

Raven Roberts: Okay, not because I care to prove that “WE BLEED BLUE” or whatever is going to be said going into Territorial Invasion. You’re my friend and I’ll do this as a favor to you, but I’m not looking to stand behind you, but next to you as we head into war with the other brands.

Consuela Rose Ava: I wouldn’t want anything else.

(Raven Roberts and Consuela Rose Ava share a small smile.)

Consuela Rose Ava: Thank you, Raven. You won’t regret this. I promise.

(The camera pans to Gina Romano already in the ring.)

Gina Romano: The following match is scheduled for ONE FALL!!! Introducing first…in her Showdown debut…from Christchurch, New Zealand…weighing in at one-hundred and thirty-seven pounds…MISS NO FUCKS GIVEN….HAAAARRRLOOOOOOOOWWWW REEEEEEIIICCHEEEEERRRRTTTT!!!

(Crowd goes absolutely berserk)

Gavin Kirkland: THICCLOW IS BACK!!!

Eve: Oh God.

(Harlow Reichert steps out onto the entrance ramp as ‘Eye Of The Tiger’ by New Found Glory fills the Performance Center. She stands at the top of the ramp, eyes the crowd, focused before heading towards the ring.)

Crowd (Off mic): HAR-LOW! HAR-LOW! HAR-LOW!

More Crowd (Off mic): WEL-COME-BACK! WEL-COME-BACK! WEL-COME-BACK!

(Slowly Harlow makes her way down the ramp. She is aware of the love and adoration of the crowd, but she’s trying her best to hide her happiness and focus on the match she’s going to have.)

Gavin Kirkland: I am SO happy to see her back in action!

Deadprez: I’m sure you are.

(Harlow slides into the ring under the bottom rope and pops up quickly, removing her sunglasses and tossing them into the crowd.)

Gavin Kirkland: Do you think if I ask her, she will give me her leather jacket?

Eve & Deadprez: NO!

(Harlow removes her jacket and hands it to the ref, before running to the turnbuckles and climbing up onto them…looking out onto the crowd.)

Gavin Kirkland: I’m i-

Eve: SHUT UP!!!

(Before Harlow even gets down off the turnbuckle, her music cuts out and is replaced by ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ by Nirvana)

Gina Romano: And her opponent…hailing from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada…weighing in at two-hundred and thirty pounds….HE IS JUDAS…HE IS THE EDGECRUSHER…HE IS…CAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGGGGGGGGGGGGGGEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

(Cage steps out of the back, a look of anger on his face. He stands at the top of the entrance ramp as the fans rain down boos on him.)

Gavin Kirkland: …

Eve: Cage has not had the best of times lately, but I am sure he figures he will turn his ship around in this match against Harlow.

Deadprez: The crowd seems pro-Harlow this week, but there’s no denying that they always respect her and her wrestling. However, I don’t think that Cage is going to be phased by the reaction. He wants to get himself back on track and win.

(Cage comes running down the entrance ramp, shedding off his vest, before finally sliding into the ring. Before the bell even starts, he lunges forward and begins to attack Harlow with right hooks)

(Ding! Ding! Ding!)

Deadprez: And Cage wasting NO time in welcoming Harlow back into action. Cage backs Harlow up into the corner. He stops with the hooks, stepping back, SPLASH into the corner. Harlow grabs at her abdomen as Cage steps back again…ANOTHER SPLASH!!! Harlow stumbles out of the corner and Cage LUNGES AT HER WITH A CLOTHESLINE…BUT HARLOW DUCKS UNDERNEATH!!! Cage stands up straight…BUT HARLOW JUMPS UP AND GRABS CAGE…BACKBREAKER!!

Eve: Harlow quick up to her feet. She reaches down and grabs Cage’s legs…she looks to end this early with a submission!!!

Gavin Kirkland: NO! Cage kicks her away, pushing her into the ropes. Cage slowly climbed to his feet…but Harlow has made her way onto the closest turnbuckle!!! She jumps…AND CAGE IS UP AND CATCHES HARLOW, KNEES ON HIS SHOULDERS…lucky…

Eve: AND CAGE LAUNCHES HARLOW FORWARD, SLAMMING HER BACK FIRST INTO THE TURNBUCKLE!!! Harlow barely lands on her feet and stumbles forward. Cage goes running and bounces off the ropes. He comes flying back…BUT HARLOW MEETS HIM WITH AN ENZIGURI!!! Cage stops dead and takes a few uneasy steps back. Harlow is up and runs, bouncing off the ropes herself…she comes flying back…BUT CAGE STOPS HER WITH A BIG BOOT TO THE FACE!!!

Gavin Kirkland: NOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

Eve: Cage grabs Harlow and whips her towards the ropes. Harlow bounces off of them…AND CAGE GOES FOR THE CLOTHESLINE, BUT HARLOW STOPS HIS PLANS WITH A DROPKICK TO THE CHEST!!! Harlow backup and she goes for the spinning roundhouse…but Cage blocks it. Cage spins around himself…SPINNING LARIAT CLOTHESLINE!!! Cage drops and quickly hooks Harlow’s leg!!!

OOOOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEE!

Gavn Kirkland: Kickout! Harlow isn’t going down THAT easy! Cage sits up, but Harlow FLIPS UP ONTO HER FEET!!! Cage is up to his feet…but Harlow is right there waiting for him as she grabs him around the midsection…SAITO SUPLEX! Harlow quickly backs up, she runs to the ropes…climbs up the turnbuckle…SPINNING FALCON ARROW!!! HARLOW COVER CAGE!

OOOOOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNNNNNEEEEEE!

TWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOO!!

Eve: KICKOUT by Cage! Harlow back to her feet. She goes to run against the ropes…BUT CAGE GRABS HER LEG AND SHE FALLS TO THE GROUND!!! Cage quick to climb over AND IS TRYING TO PUT HARLOW INTO THE CRIPPLER CROSSFACE!!! He…almost…has…it…all he has to do is get his fingers locked…in…

Deadprez: NO! HARLOW SLIPS OUT OF THE HOLD AND ROLLS AWAY! She is back up to her feet AND SO IS CAGE!!! Cage runs and grabs her…SUPLEX…BUT HARLOW LANDS ONTO HER FEET!!! She runs up and grabs Cage…SUPLEX OF HER OWN!!! Both are back up…and Cage grabs Harlow again…ANOTHER SUPLEX…AND SHE LANDS ON HER FEET AGAIN!!!!!!!! Cage turns around…roundhouse to the chest. Harlow goes running towards the ropes as Cage slowly follows. Harlow jumps up onto the second rope…comes flying back…SPRINGBOARD BACK ELBOW!!! Cage stumbles back again. Harlow goes running towards the ropes again…Cage barely able to stay up…Harlow jumps up onto the ropes…BACKFLIP…AND GRABS CAGE AROUND THE NECK…ATONEMENT!!! ATONEMENT ONTO CAGE!!! THIS HAS TO BE IT!!! HARLOW WITH THE COVER.

OOOOOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNNNNNNEEEEE!

TWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOO!!

THHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHRRRRRRRRRRRRRRREEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

Eve: NO! CAGE WITH THE KICKOUT!!! Harlow, not wasting any time is back up onto her feet. She reaches down to grab Cage…AND HE SITS UP AND HEADBUTTS HER!!! HARLOW REELS BACK AS THE REF IS YELLING AT CAGE! The Hall of Famer up to his feet. He grabs the dazed Harlow. He grabs the bent over Harlow…picks her up…POWERBOMB LUNGBLOWER!!! WELCOME BACK, HARLOW!!!

Deadprez: Cage back up and is LAYING into Harlow’s ribs with some solid kicks. He takes a few steps back…runs back at her AND PUNTS HER IN THE INJURED RIBS!!! HARLOW IS IN PAIN!!!

Gavin Kirkland: Cage looking to do more damage, reaches down and pulls Harlow to her feet. He scoops her up into a fireman’s carry…Cage stumbles a little…USHIGOROSHI-NO! HARLOW MANAGES TO SLIP OUT AND LANDS ON HER FEET! She quickly runs to the ropes as Cage turns around…she jumps…bounces..FLIPS…ATONEMENT!!! ATONEMENT ONTO CAGE!!! CAGE IS LAYING ON THE GROUND, BARELY MOVING!!!

Deadprez: Harlow taking her opportunity…she runs and climbs up the turnbuckle…WUTHERING HEIGHTS!!! WUTHERING HEIGHTS!!! SHE HIT IT!!! SHE HIT IT!!! SHE GOES FOR THE PIN!!!

OOOOOOOOOOOOONNNNEEEE!

TWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!

THHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

(Ding! Ding! Ding!)

Gina Romano: AND YOUR WINNER…HARLOW…REEEEEIIIICHEEERRRTTT!!!

Gavin Kirkland: OH MY GOD SHE DID IT!!! SHE BEAT CAGE!!! I LOVE HER!!!

Deadprez: You what?

Gavin Kirkland: I love…um…pizza?

Deadprez: Well Harlow rolls out of the ring as does the ref, so he can hold her hand up in victory. Meanwhile, Cage is just laying there in the middle of the ring. The Ice Queen is quickly making her way to the back after her EAW return match, while our resident Hall of Famer is just now managing to pull himself up to his knees…still shaken…still a little out of it.

(Harlow makes her exit, and her music fades as Cage sits up in the ring alone. He sits obviously frustrated, but angry. Yet another loss and this season has not started on the right note for the Hall Of Famer.)

(“The Only Thing They Fear Is You” by Mick Gordon hits as Ryan Wilson walks slowly from behind the curtain twirling a microphone in his hand. He signals to cut the music off as he doesn’t seem pleased with what he just saw.)

Ryan Wilson: Cage…Cage….Cage….oh brother! What happened to you?! All last season on Dynasty, you were reigniting that fire, and you were on one of the best runs of your career. I took notice of that, and that’s why I took a chance and drafted you to MY brand! You being a massive disappointment would be a HUGE understatement! You have let me down, you have let Showdown down, and most importantly, yourself down! Look at yourself Cage, you’re PATHETIC! You’re a shell of who you once were, and I can’t believe I asked you to represent my team. At this point in your career, you’re a fucking liability. I made an investment on you, and it backfired miserably as it turned into a bad one and I’m paying the steep price for it.

(Cage hasn’t moved in the ring, giving that cold, lifeless stare at Ryan on the top of the stage.)

Ryan Wilson: You’ve done nothing but lose, you lost at Midsummer Massacre, you just lot to a girl WHO DOESN’T GIVE A SHIT TO BE HERE! She made light work of you Cage, and let us not forget….YOU LOST TO LUCAS FUCKING JOHNSON OF ALL PEOPLE NOT TOO LONG AGO! That speaks VOLUMES on how far you truly have fallen Cage. I can’t believe I actually considered you being on my team, because as I said before, you’re a huge liability and a cancer to our team. You’re toxic and I’m glad I realized it before it was too late. Hey Cage, why don’t you do us all a favor, and stop humiliating yourself week in and week out inside of that ring, and finally just hang up the boots and call it a career. Every time you step inside that ring, you make me and my brand look bad and I can’t take it anymore! Either start giving a shit and actually do something positive for this show, or pack your bags and your arthritis meds and get out!

Cage(no mic): OH SHUT UP YOU GINGER NO TALENT HAVING FUCK! I’VE GOT MORE TALENT IN MY FUCKING PINKIE THAN YOU–

Deadprez: WHAT THE?! THAT’S CHRISTIAN DEMARCO!! HE’S ATTACKING CAGE NOW! LOOK UP THE RAMP, MR. WILSON IS SMILING FROM EAR TO EAR!

(Cage rises to his feet, and Christian DeMarco lays out Cage with a big boot. DeMarco drops down to his knees and begins yelling into the face of Cage like a madman, and then he stands up, takes off his blue #FreeDeMarco shirt, and then reveals a second shirt underneath that says “TEAM WILSON.”)

(Christian is still screaming at the top of his lungs as he exits the ring and meets Ryan at the top of the ramp. The two slap hands and share a quick hug before Ryan raises Christian’s hand up high.)

Ryan WIlson: LADIES AND GENTLEMAN, THE NEWEST MEMBER OF TEAM WILSON, A GUY WHO WILL GO ABOVE AND BEYOND TO MAKE SHOWDOWN THE NUMBER 1 SHOW IN THE COMPANY….CCHHRRSSSTTIIIAAANNNNN DDEEEMMMAARRCCCOOOO!!!!!

Gavin Kirkland: I know this guy didn’t just throw aside a Hall of Famer for THIS fucking dude…….

Ryan Wilson: Christian understands my vision, which is why I signed him. He’s going to be a big asset and tool for this brand. It all starts at Territorial Invasion. I don’t need Cage’s crazy and unpredictable ass to help lead Team Wilson to victory, because Christian here will ensure it and accept nothing less! All Cage does….is slow things down.

(Ryan drops the mic and the final shot is of Ryan holding the hand up of Christian as the scene fades to black.)

(Commercial break for Territorial Invasion. Watch Jamie O’Hara defend the Answers World Championship against Dynasty’s Lethal Consequences!)

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

Gina Romano: The following contest is set for ONE FALL!!! Introducing first…hailing from Detroit, Michigan….weighing in at two-hundred and twenty-five pounds…The XTREME CLASSIC…JUSTINNNNN WIIIIIINNNNDDDDGAAAAAAATTTTTEEE!!!

(Fans explode as ‘Smoke & Drive’ by Machine Gun Kelly pumps out of the speakers, filling the arena. Justin Windgate steps out of the back and looks out to the crowd with a solemn look on his face)

Deadprez: And here comes the former National Elite Champion!

Gavin Kirkland: Um…he held it for only one month.

Eve: But at least he held it. What title have you held?

(Justin Windgate slowly walks down to the ring, up the stairs and enters the ring through the middle ropes. He stands in the middle of the ring and looks around at the socially-distanced crowd. His music slowly fades out)

Gina Romano: And his opponent…coming to us from Pensacola, Florida…weighing in at one-hundred and ninety pounds….EAW HALL OF FAMER…THE YOUNG WOLF…XAAAAVIIEERRRR WIIIIILLLLIIIAAAAMMMMMSSSS!!!

(The Performance Center begins to fill with the sounds of ‘Break Free’ by The New Low as Xavier Williams steps out of the back. The same energy Windgate got for his entrance flows through the crowd as Xavier walks down to the ring, keeping his eyes locked on Justin)

Gavin Kirkland: Now THIS young man…he has the accolades, he has the former titles, he has that Hall of Fame status…

Deadprez: And right now, he has a match with Justin Windgate.

{Xavier Williams stops at the side of the ring, taking in the looks of the ring…Justin Windgate…the ref…everything}

Eve: Wait…Justin’s not waiting…he bounces off the ropes near us…runs…RUNNING SENTON OVER THE TOP ROPE ONTO XAVIER WILLIAMS….BUT XAVIER WILLIAMS WAS READY FOR IT, HE BRACING HIMSELF!!! BUT JUSTIN STILL CRASHES INTO HIM SENDING THEM BOTH TO THE GROUND!!!

(Ding! Ding! Ding!)

Deadprez: Xavier pushes Justin off of him as both men jump to their feet. Xavier swings at Justin with a right hook…BUT JUSTIN DUCKS…he grabs Xavier by the back of the head…runs and THROWS HIM INTO THE RING UNDER THE ROPES!!! Justin climbs up onto the apron, grabs the ropes…slingshots himself onto the top rope…AND HE JUMPS!!! THREE-SIXTY FROG SPLASH!!! JUSTIN GOES FOR THE EARLY PIN!!!

OOONNNEE!

TWWWWOOOOOO!!

Gavin Kirkland: Kickout!!!

Deadprez: Xavier rolls away from Justin and flips up onto his feet. Justin is up to his knees…DIVINITY!!! XAVIER WILLIAMS JUST LAID JUSTIN OUT WITH THE DIVINITY!!! HE HOOKS JUSTIN’S LEG!!!

OOOOONNNNEEE!

….

TWWWWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOO!!

THHHHHHRRRRRRRRRREEEEEEEEEEEEEEE-

Eve: LAST SECOND KICKOUT BY JUSTIN WINDGATE!!! Xavier Williams almost had it! Xavier up to his feet, measuring up the slowly moving Windgate. Xavier runs and bounces off the ropes, comes flying back…PUNT! NO! JUSTIN MOVES AND IS QUICK TO HIS FEET!!! He grabs Xavier and whips him into the ropes. Xavier comes flying back and Justin WITH THE GROUNDED SUPERKICK…BUT XAVIER SLID UNDERNEATH IT!!! Justin turns around XAVIER with a HUGE RIGHT HOOK. Justin stumbles back as Xavier launches forward WITH A CLOTHESLINE…BUT XAVIER DROPS UNDERNEATH IT!!! HE FLIPS BACK UP ONTO HIS FEET. Xavier stands up straight…BUT JUSTIN RUNS PAST HIM…GRABBING HIM AROUND THE NECK…UP THE TURNBUCKLE…

BAM!!!

Eve: RUN IT UP!!! RUN IT UP!!! XAVIER WILLIAMS IS LAYING FLAT ON HIS BACK AND IS NOT MOVING!!!

Deadprez: It doesn’t look like Xavier is going for the pin! He is up to his feet and quickly climbs the turnbuckle. He turns and is looking down at Xavier Williams…

Gavin Kirkland: Uh-oh.

Deadprez: He brings both hands up to his mouth and takes a hit from both blunts…he JUMPS…X-FACTOR!!! X-FACT-XAVIER GOT HIS KNEES UP AND JUSTIN LANDED SQUARE ON THEM!!! JUSTIN IS ROLLING AROUND IN PAIN!!!.

Gavin Kirkland: Xavier rolls over to the ropes and is using them to help pull himself up. Justin should have just gone for the pin!

Deadprez: Xavier watches as Justin is slowly rising to his feet, holding his abdomen in pain. Justin turns around AND IS MET WITH A CHOP TO THE CHEST!!! Justin stumbles…but spins…ROUNDHOUSE TO THE GUT OF XAVIER! Xavier himself stumbles back…BUT LAUNCHES FORWARD WITH A SUPERKICK…BLOCKED BY WINDGATE!!! Windgate returns the gesture…KNEE STRIKE TO THE JAW OF XAVIER AND WILLIAMS GOES STUMBLING BACKWARDS!!! Justin charges in… QUICK SUPERKICK AND WINDGATE IS ROCKED!!! He takes a few steps back…XAVIER COMES RUNNING AT HIM BUT JUSTIN LIFTED HIM UP AND TOSSED HIM INTO THE AIR…AND XAVIER LANDS ON JUSTIN’S SHOULDERS… FRANKENSTEINER BY XAVI-NO!!! JUSTIN LANDS ON HIS FEET!!!

Gavin Kirkland: Justin smirks and turns around to look at Xavier. Williams up to his feet…AND JUSTIN JUST FLIPPED HIM THE BIRD!!! AND THEN JUST SLAPPED HIM IN THE FACE!!!!!!!!! THE DISRESPECT!!!!!!

Eve: Windgate grabs the stunned Williams by the arm and WHIPS him towards the corner. Xavier turns and hits the turnbuckles hard. Justin comes charging…AND XAVIER EXPLODES OUT OF THE CORNER WITH A ROUNDHOUSE…BUT JUSTIN DUCKS UNDERNEATH IT!!! Xavier turns around…and KICK to the gut by Justin. Windgate grabs a bent over Xavier around the neck and by the tights…

Deadprez: No…no…NO! He’s too close to the ropes!!!

Eve: Justin lifts him up…SNAP SUPLEX…BUT XAVIER LANDS ON THE ROPES…SLINGSHOTTING HIM TO THE OUTSIDE!!! XAVIER WILLIAMS JUST LANDED HARD ON THE OUTSIDE MAT!!!

Gavin Kirkland: That looked like it hurt!

Deadprez: Even Justin is grabbing his arm. I’m sure it pulled his arm funny, the way it ripped Xavier out of his arms.

Gavin Kirkland: Justin climbs to his feet. He looks down at Xavier and chuckles.

Ref (Off mic): ONE!

TWO!!

THREE!!!

Gavin Kirkland: Justin drops to the mat and rolls out of the ring. He stands up next to Xavier, but quickly reaches down and grabs the former EAW World Champion, pulling the lethargic WIlliams to his feet. Windgate walks him over to the ring and pushes him into the ri…wait…he only has Xavier in the ring from the waist down? Justin climbs up into the apron…LEG DROP ACROSS THE CHEST OF XAVIER WILLIAMS!!!! HE ROLLS COMPLETELY INTO THE RING IN PAIN!!! Justin quickly slides into the ring and rolls Xavier up!!!

OOOOONNNNEEE!

TWWWWWWWWWWWWWWOOOOOOO!!

THRRRREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

Eve: NO!!! XAVIER WILLIAMS JUST GATHERED EVERY OUNCE OF STRENGTH HE HAD AND THREW HIS SHOULDER UP AT THE LAST SECOND!!! Justin sits up, shaking his head. He has Xavier down and injured…but Xavier is NOT giving up. Windgate up to his feet, running his chin and…thinking. He turns his back, looking at the ropes near us. He runs…bounces off of them…JUMPS over the downed Williams…bounces again…comes fly- XAVIER IS UP!!! HE JUMPS ONTO THE MIDDLE ROPE…JUMPS BACKWARDS…ASHES OF THE PHOENIX!!! ASHES OF THE PHOENIX!!! WHERE THE HELL DID HE GET THE ENERGY TO PULL THAT OFF?!?!?!

Deadprez: All he has to do is go for the pin! Justin has been beating him from ring post to ring post, but he can come out of this with the win. All he has to do is turn over and throw an arm over Windgate!

Gavin Kirkland: Justin hasn’t moved an inch since that Ashes of the Phoenix, meanwhile you have to look closely to see Xavier barely stirring!

Deadprez: Wait…Xavier slowly pushes himself up onto his elbows! Can he get to Justin Windgate and cover him for the win?

Gavin Kirkland: Not at this pace!

Deadprez: Xavier pulls himself…inching closer…and closer…and c…l…o…s….e…r….AND HE THROWS AN ARM OVER THE DOWNED XTREME CLASSIC!!!

OOOOONNNNNEEE!

TWWWWWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOO!!

THHHHHHHHHHHHRRR-

Eve: OH MY GOD!!! JUSTIN WINDGATE KICKED OUT!!! XAVIER TOOK TO LONG TO GO FOR THE PIN AND JUSTIN KICKED OUT!!!! Xavier rolls onto his back, his hands covering his face.

Gavin Kirkland: Justin finally moving, rolling over onto his stomach. He slowly pushes himself up onto all fours…while Xavier has rolled over to the ropes…and is trying to pull himself to his feet. And….he…DOES! Xavier Williams is up…and Justin has barely managed to pull himself to his knees. Xavier steps back…what is he-…WIDOWMAKER!!! WIDOWMAKER!!! XAVIER JUST LAID JUSTIN OUT FOR GOOD!!!

Deadprez: Xavier Williams learns from his early mistake…he drops down onto Justin Windgate with the cover!

OOOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEE!

TWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!

THHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHRRRRRRRRRRRRREEEEEEEEEE!!!

Eve: I almost thought I saw Justin get his shoulder up…but that poor guy is asleep!

(Ding! Ding! Ding!)

Gina Romano: AND YOUR WINNER….XAVIER WIIIIILLLLLIIIIAAAAAMMMMSSSS!!!

Deadprez: Xavier Williams makes it 10-0 since he’s returned! Is there anyone that is able to stop this man?

Eve: Both men looked fantastic. Justin looked amazing, but it wasn’t enough to put the Hall of Famer away.

(Justin Windgate rolls outside of the ring, obviously disappointed in himself that he came up short in the loss tonight. Xavier finishes celebrating his victory, before requesting a microphone in the center of the ring. “Break Free” begins to die down.)

Xavier Williams: Ay Justin, hold up a second.

(Justin turns around halfway up the ramp, holding his ribs in some pain. The crowd begins to anticipate what Xavier is going to say.)

Xavier Williams: There’s something about you. There’s just something about you that I like. Despite being a “oldhead”, you’ve risen up the ladder since you returned and have proven yourself to be an asset to whatever brand you’re on.You slayed that New Breed Title reign, and you put on one hell of a performance in Cash in the Vault. You came up short, but you don’t let setbacks stop you, do you? Much like the loss against me tonight, you’re not gonna let it phase you. I loved the fight you gave me.You’ve got all the tools Justin, and people ask me all the time who I think is gonna be a future World Champion, it’s so hard to just pick. But you…..you’re a GUARANTEED future World Champion!

(The crowd pops for that as Justin seems surprised that Xavier is giving him so much praise.)

Xavier Williams: In fact, if there was anybody on this brand I would choose to be on my side, you would be one of the first people I would pick.

(The crowd cheers once more as Justin and Xavier stare a hole through one another from the ramp into the ring.)

Xavier Williams: You know….Territorial Invasion is coming up, and there’s this match called War Games. I’m the captain, and Showdown needs the best team possible. Me and Jack have been looking for that third person to join us in battle….

(The crowd cheers loud as they pretty much know where this is going, along with Justin on the stage.)

Xavier Williams: I think you would be an excellent pick for War Games!

Deadprez: WHOA!! Xavier Williams just pretty much invited Justin to be him and Jack’s partner for War Games! Is Justin gonna accept?!

(After a few tense moments, Justin Windgate from the ramp nods his head at Xavier Williams in the ring before walking out, back into the backstage area.)

Eve: I THINK THAT’S A YES! OUR SHOWDOWN TEAM FOR WAR GAMES IS SET! XAVIER WILLIAMS, JACK RIPLEY, AND JUSTIN WINDGATE! WHAT A TEAM! To Voltage and Dynasty, I say GOOD LUCK!

(Final Commercial break for Territorial Invasion and the War Games Match!)

( DING! DING! DING! )

( “A Day To Remember Instrumental” by 2nd Sucks blasts through the speakers to a mixed reaction from the socially distant crowd as Ronan Malosi makes his way onto the entranceway. He poses on the stage, soaking in the atmosphere before making his way down towards the ring. )

Gina Romano: INTRODUCING FIRST! From Cape Town, South Africa, weighing in at 280 pounds… HE IS “THE HOT TAKE KING”, RONNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNANNNNNNNN MALOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOSIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII!

Gavin Kirkland: The hottest acquisition in Showdown history is here and he’s here to whoop some ass, and rest assured, he’s got a bullet with Jack Ripley’s name on it!

Eve: Ronan Malosi has undoubtedly shown every time he’s stepped into the ring on Showdown premises. He is slated to compete at Territorial Invasion with the opportunity of being sworn in to possess an authoritative role behind the scenes, also known as Ryan Wilson’s General Manager position. Ronan has carved a path of destruction since making his first appearance after Pain For Pride and Jack Ripley is stepping into the ring with a formidable opponent, for sure.

( As Ronan Malosi prepares himself in his designated corner, “BxMxC” by BABYMETAL begins to echo throughout the performance center. It prompts for Jack Ripley to jerk the curtain and present himself, to where he brandishes a bold smile in response to the positive reception from the crowd. )

Gina Romano: AND HIS OPPONENT! From Las Vegas, Nevada, weighing in at 202 pounds… “THE STRAIGHT SHOOTER”, JAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACKKK RIPLEEEEEEEEEEYYYYYYYYYY!!

Deadprez: Ronan Malosi may be walking into this match with tons of momentum and a lot proven, but Jack Ripley is not a force to be reckoned with. Jack Ripley is one of the best competitors on this roster. I’d say he’s one of the best performers in Elite Answers Wrestling currently, and this isn’t really an exhibition main event for Ronan Malosi, this is a test.

( DING! DING! DING! )

Deadprez: This match is underway now as Jack Ripley and Ronan Malosi begin to size up in the middle of the ring. These two have been itching and waiting to go to war the entire week and they finally get their chance to bring the fight to each other! MALOSI IMMEDIATELY MUSCLES RIPLEY INTO THE CORNER AND THE REFEREE TRIES TO SEPARATE THE GRIP!

Eve: RONAN IMMEDIATELY IRISH WHIPS HIM INTO THE OPPOSITE CORNER AND FOLLOWS FROM BEHIND! Ripley safely slides into the corner, leapfrogs over the incoming Malosi and ROLLS INTO THE CANVAS. RONAN TURNS AROUND AS RIPLEY GOES FOR THE KICK!! “YOU’LL FLOAT TOO”!!! NO!!! RONAN GRABS HIS FOOT BEFORE HE COULD CONNECT AND SPINS HIM AROUND!!

Deadprez: RONAN WITH THE WAIST LOCK BEFORE SNATCHING HIS WRIST AND TWISTING HIM AROUND!!! HE PULLS HIM AND LIFTS HIM UP FOR THE REVERSE STO!! MALOSI IS GOING FOR “THE DEATH RO”!! BUT RIPLEY IS ABLE TO EVADE IT AS HE ESCAPES AROUND THE BACK AND BOTH MEN FREEZE ON EITHER SIDE OF THE RING AS THEY HAVE GOTTEN IN A STALEMATE! Both men have a bold smirk on their face as they almost hit their finishing moves onto each other. These two possess extremely devastating finishing moves in their arsenal. Jack Ripley has laid out his competition with his patented superkick while Malosi has caused a ruckus with that brutalizing reverse sto.

Gavin Kirkland: These two do have signatures that can put you out like a light within a heartbeat, but man these two put me to sleep every time they perform.

Eve: They do not! Ripley immediately goes in for a technical hold, but Ronan snatches his wrist, twists it around and USES IT TO SLAM RIPLEY OVER ONTO HIS BACK!! Ripley landing flat on his back as he quickly retaliates and charges into “The Hot Take King”. RONAN SIDESTEPS THE CLOTHESLINE AND FLATTENS HIM WITH A HUGE SHOULDER TACKLE!! Jack Ripley appears embarrassed as he reels into the corner turnbuckles while Ronan taunts him!

Deadprez: Ronan Malosi looks disappointed as he waited all week for this only to manhandle the much more accomplished Jack Ripley! Malosi however needs to stop the act where he underestimates Jack Ripley because the second Ripley gets into gear, Malosi is going to have a huge dilemma on his hands if he wants to walk out of tonight with a victory.

Eve: This is a huge opportunity for Ronan Malosi and he himself knows that, but sometimes he can’t just help himself when it comes to his huge ego. Ronan continues to taunt him even more before Ripley rebounds off the ropes and circles around Malosi’s back! WAIST LOCK CINCHED IN BY RIPLEY, BUT NOT FOR LONG AS RONAN RUNS WITH HIS HANDS AROUND HIS WAIST INTO THE ROPES!

Deadprez: Ronan holds onto the third rope while Ripley relinquishes the waist and rolls backwards onto his feet! Ronan with a smirk on his face as he DASHES TOWARDS RIPLEY!! RIPLEY GOES TO THE SIDE AND SWEEPS THE LEG!! RONAN IS ON HIS BUTTOCKS NOW AS RIPLEY CHARGES IN AND GOES FOR SUPERKICK!!

Eve: MALOSI GETS HIS HANDS UP TO PROTECT HIMSELF, BUT RIPLEY FAKED THE SUPERKICK, SPINS AROUND AND NAILS HIM WITH A SPINNING HEEL KICK!! MALOSI ROLLS INTO THE OTHER SIDE OF THE RING AS RIPLEY PUT EVERY DAMN ENERGY INTO THAT SPINNING HEEL KICK TO THE JAW!

Deadprez: Ronan Malosi now experiencing how dangerous Ripley is as RIPLEY IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWS UP WITH QUICK ROUNDHOUSE KICKS TO THE CHEST! Ronan is being sullied in the corner turnbuckles by Ripley as he places his hands on him and SHOVES HIM AWAY! BUT RIPLEY IS TOO FAST AS HE REELS BACK IN AND NAILS HIM WITH A HUGE SPINNING HEEL KICK TO THE GUT!!

Eve: That kick drove the absolute wind out of him as Ripley continued with the attack to the midsection! Ripley is implementing his dangerous striking pedigree and he is going to make Malosi pay for the way he ridiculed a few moments ago! Ripley peppers him down with numerous downward punches before turning around and rebounding off the opposite corner buckles! CORNER FOREARM SMASH!!

Deadprez: BUT RONAN GRABS HIM IN MID-AIR AND HOLDS HIM UP!!! AND SLAMS HIM DOWN ONTO THE TURNBUCKLES!! RIPLEY IS IN TROUBLE AS HE WENT BACK AGAINST THE TURNBUCKLES. RONAN FLATTENS HIM IN THE CORNER WITH A CLOTHESLINE BEFORE HOISTING HIM UP IN THE AIR AND THROWING HIM SEVERAL FEET ACROSS THE SQUARED CIRCLE WITH A BIEL THROW!!

Eve: RONAN LOOKING PISSED OFF FROM THE QUICK OFFENSIVE STRIKES FROM RIPLEY AS HE NOW CHARGES INTO HIM!!! RIPLEY INTERCEPTS WITH A GAME CHANGING YAKUZA KICK!! BUT RONAN IS ABLE TO REBOUND OFF THE ROPES AND REEL BACK INTO THE DIRECTION OF JACK RIPLEY!

Deadprez: RIPLEY GOES FOR A CLOTHESLINE OF SORTS, BUT RONAN DUCKS THE ARM AND SLIDES BENEATH THE BOTTOM ROPE!! HE GOES AROUND THE RINGPOST AND SLIDES BACK IN!! AND GOES FOR A CLOTHESLINE!! BUT RIGHT AS HE GOT INTO THE RING, RIPLEY HOPPED OVER THE ROPES!! RONAN TURNS AROUND AND RUNS RIGHT INTO A SLINGSHOT SPEAR!! RIPLEY WITH THE FIRST COVER OF THIS MATCH!!

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

T-

Deadprez: KICK-OUT!! Jack Ripley almost had Ronan there as he continues to be on the attack! Stomp after stomp and jab after jab. Ripley is trying to break down Ronan, which is the right strategy to do right now as he needs to weaken the bigger man! BUT RONAN’S STRENGTH IS TOO POWERFUL AS HE SHOVES HIM AWAY! Ripley goes sliding into the other corner of the ring as it gives the opportunity for Ronan to get a breather!

Eve: BUT RIPLEY COMES RUNNING IN!! RONAN LIFTS HIM UP AND HE GOES OVER THE TOP ROPE!! RIPLEY WITH A SHOULDER THRUST THROUGH THE ROPES BEFORE HE USES THE ROPES TO SLINGSHOT INTO THE AIR!! BUT RONAN WITH A PUNCH!! RONAN INTERCEPTS WITH A HUGE HAYMAKER STRIKE AND RIPLEY GOES SPLATTERING DOWN ONTO THE RINGSIDE FLOOR!

Deadprez: Ripley went crashing down pretty hard onto the concrete padding as Ronan now cautiously rolls beneath the bottom rope and out of the squared circle. He stalks Ripley from behind before CHARGING INTO HIM!! RUNNING LARIAT!! NO! RIPLEY DUCKS THE LARIAT AND HOPS ONTO THE APRON!! RIPLEY JUMPS OVER HIS PUNCHES AND CLOCKS HIM WITH AN APRON SUPERKICK!!

Gavin Kirkland: What kind of main event is this. Where did the females go?

Eve: RIPLEY SPRINTS ACROSS THE APRON AND SOARS!! CANNONBALL SENTON!! NO!! RONAN MANAGES TO GRAB HIM IN MID-AIR AND HOLD HIM UP IN A CRUCIFIX BOMB!! AND HE PLANS ON LAUNCHING HIM INTO THE RINGPOST!! BUT RIPLEY ESCAPES OUT OF IT, COMES FROM BEHIND AND PUSHES MALOSI FACE FIRST INTO THE LED RINGPOST!!

Deadprez: RIPLEY NOW TURNS HIM AROUND AND HOISTS HIM UP ONTO HIS SHOULDERS!! AND DRILLS HIM DOWN WITH A DEATH VALLEY DRIVER!! WHAT STRENGTH BY RIPLEY AS HE NOW ROLLS HIM INTO THE RING AND CLIMBS ONTO THE APRON! Jack Ripley is looking to go aerodynamics here as he’s perched on the top turnbuckle!

Eve: BUT RONAN COMES OUT OF NOWHERE AND PLACES A CHOKEHOLD ONTO THE NECK OF RIPLEY!! A ONE-HANDED CHOKE IS APPLIED AS HE’S POSSIBLY LOOKING FOR THE CHOKEHOLD INTO A KNEE LIFT!! HE PULLS HIM OFF THE TURNBUCKLE!! BUT RIPLEY ADAPTS IN MID-AIR AND GROUNDS HIM WITH A SENSATIONAL HURRICANRANA!!! RONAN IMMEDIATELY GETS UP BUT GETS NAILED BY A PRECISION DROPKICK!! “THE STRAIGHT SHOOTER” GOES FOR THE SECOND PINFALL ATTEMPT IN THIS MATCH!!

ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!

TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!

Deadprez: KICK-OUT!! Ronan Malosi is stunned as Ripley forces him into the corner and begins to lean him against it! He lifts his hand up in the air and POUNDS HIM WITH A HUGE KNIFE-EDGE CHOP!! A CHOP BETWEEN THE JAW AS HE GOES FOR ANOTHER ONE THAT SENDS MALOSI SLOWLY BACKWARDS INTO THE CORNER TURNBUCKLES!! RIPLEY GOES FOR A THIRD ONE!!

Eve: RONAN DUCKS THE CHOP AND NAILS HIM WITH A OPEN PALM STRIKE ACROSS THE CHEST!! RIPLEY IS DOWN AS RONAN LIFTS HIM UP FOR ANOTHER OPEN HANDED CHOP!! BUT RIPLEY WITH A LAST MINUTE KICK THAT STUNS MALOSI!! MALOSI IS STAGGERING AS RIPLEY COMES OFF THE TOP TURNBUCKLE!!

Deadprez: BUT RONAN DUCKS DOWN AND NO ONE’S HOME!! RIPLEY GOES CRASHING DOWN ONTO THE CANVAS CHEST FIRST AND RONAN IS NOW LOOKING TO PICK UP THE PIECES!! RONAN GRABS HIS HAND AND PULLS HIM UP TO HIS FEET!!

Gavin Kirkland: RIPLEY WITH AN ENZIGURI KICK OUT OF NOWHERE!! MAN JUST CAME BACK FROM THE DEAD!!

Eve: Ronan Malosi was looking to go for the “Death-Ro” but Ripley shocked him with an enziguri out of nowhere! Malosi gets back up to his feet but RIPLEY JUMPS UP AND CLOCKS HIM WITH ANOTHER STEP-UP ENZIGURI!! RONAN MALOSI IS NOW ONTO BOTH KNEES AS THIS IS A WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY FOR “THE STRAIGHT SHOOTER”!!!

Deadprez: “YOU’LL FLOAT TOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO”!!! NO!!! RONAN DUCKS THE SUPERKICK!! RIPLEY REBOUNDS OFF THE ROPES AND INTO MALOSI. MALOSI PICKS HIM UP AND TWIRLS HIM AROUND.. TILT-A-WHIRL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! “DEATH-RO!!” A TILT-A-WHIRL MOTION INTO THE “DEATH-RO” CONNECTS!! NO!! RIPLEY MANAGES TO TWIST AROUND AND ROLL MALOSI INTO A JACKKNIFE COVER!! THIS COULD BE IT!!

ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!

TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

T-

Eve: KICK-OUT!! RONAN MALOSI POWERS OUT OF AT THE LAST SECOND AS RIPLEY IMMEDIATELY STANDS TO HIS FEET!! AND CONNECTS WITH THE SUPERKICK!! “YOU’LL FLOAT TOO” CONNECTS!! THE SUPERKICK THAT’S WON RIPLEY MANY MATCHES IN THE PAST CONNECTS AS HE GOES FOR THE COVER!! BOTH LEGS ARE HOOKED!!

ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!

TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!

TH-

Deadprez: RONAN GETS HIS SHOULDER UP!! Jack Ripley is shocked as he gets off of Ronan’s body and focuses his attention to the top turnbuckle! RIPLEY IS LOOKING FOR THE SHOOTING STAR PRESS!! LAST TIME HE WENT FOR A HIGH-RISK MANEUVER, NOBODY WAS HOME!!! THIS HAS TO CONNECT!!

Eve: BUT RONAN GETS UP TO HIS FEET AND GRABS AHOLD OF RIPLEY’S NECK!! RONAN CLAWS HIS THROAT WITH ONE HAND AS HE BEGINS TO JOIN HIM ON THE TOP ROPE!! BOTH COMPETITORS IN A PRECARIOUS POSITION HERE, ESPECIALLY RIPLEY!! IF RONAN COULD CONNECT WITH WHATEVER HE HAS IN MIND HERE, THAT COULD BE GAME OVER FOR “THE STRAIGHT SHOOTER!!!”

Deadprez: BUT RIPLEY REPEATEDLY BASHES THE POINT OF HIS KNEE INTO THE BACK OF HIS NECK!! RONAN MALOSI IS BEGINNING TO LOSE FIGHT HERE AS RIPLEY BEGINS TO SOFTEN HIM BEFORE PROCEEDING TO SLIDE DOWN HIS BACK!! RIPLEY IS LOOKING FOR THE SUNSET FLIP POWERBOMB!!

Eve: BUT MALOSI HOLDS ON FOR DEAR LIFE ONTO THE TOP TURNBUCKLE!! BUT RIPLEY WITH A SUPERKICK TO THE HEAD!! MALOSI IS STUNNED AS RIPLEY NOW DETACHES HIM FROM THE TOP TURNBUCKLE!! RUNS WITH HIM INTO THE CENTER OF THE RING ON HIS SHOULDERS!! AND SLAMS HIM DOWN WITH A SIT-OUT POWERBOMB!! COVER!!

ONNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEE

TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!

TH-

Deadprez: KICK-OUT! Ripley can’t believe it! Jack Ripley is beside himself as he can’t believe that Ronan Malosi was able to get his shoulder up after that! Malosi is exhausted from what pain he has sustained throughout this match as Ripley looks to end this! Jack is looking to end this now! He screams at him to get up to his feet in the corner!

Gavin Kirkland: THE SUPERKICK!!

Eve: RONAN MALOSI WITH A LARIAT OUT OF NOWHERE!! MALOSI TURNS RIPLEY INSIDE OUT, BUT LOOK!! RIPLEY IS BACK UP TO HIS FEET JUST LIKE THAT!! RIPLEY IS UNFAZED AND UNRUFFLED BY THE LARIAT AS MALOSI CAN’T BELIEVE IT!! RIPLEY GOES FOR THE SUPERKICK ONCE AGAIN!

Deadprez: MALOSI DUCKS THE SUPERKICK AND IMMEDIATELY EXITS THE RING!! HE GOES AROUND THE RINGPOST AND SLIDES BACK IN!! FOR A LARIAT!! BUT RIPLEY WITH THE SUPERKICK!! “YOU’LL FLOAT TOO” CONNECTS BUT MALOSI ISN’T GROUNDED!! MALOSI COMES OFF THE ROPES!! AND TURNS RIPLEY INSIDE OUT WITH THE BIG BOOT!! MALOSI COLLAPSES ONTO RIPLEY AND THE REFEREE BEGINS TO COUNT!!!

ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!

TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!

THRE-

Eve: RIPLEY HOISTS HIS SHOULDER UP AT TWO!! MALOSI IS APOPLECTIC!! Malosi is frustrated as he now grabs him by the wrist and starts to repeatedly drive his knee into his face! Malosi is showing no mercy as he looks to finish this match for once and for all! MALOSI CONTINUES TO SEETH AS HE PULLS RIPLEY IN FOR THE “DEATH-RO”!!

Deadprez: RIPLEY SPIKES HIM WITH A CANADIAN DESTROYER!! MALOSI DRILLED HIM WITH A CANADIAN DESTROYER COUNTER AS HE NOW QUICKLY GETS UP TO HIS FEET!! AND QUICKLY ASCENDS TO THE TOP TURNBUCKLE!! RONAN MALOSI HAS BEEN KNOCKED UNCONSCIOUS BY THE FLIP PILEDRIVER AS RIPLEY IS UP ON THE HORIZON!! HE FLIPS OVER FOR THE SHOOTING STAR SPLASH!!

Eve: RIPLEY LANDS ON HIS FEET AS RONAN ROLLED OUT OF THE WAY ONCE AGAIN!! RIPLEY TURNS AROUND TO THE SIGHT OF A CHARGING RONAN MALOSI!! RONAN JUMPS UP FOR THE “SLEEPING PILL”!! BUT RIPLEY DUCKS OUT OF THE WAY AND MALOSI CRASHES HIS FOOT INTO THE TOP TURNBUCKLE!!

Deadprez: Ronan Malosi screeches in pain as he holds his right leg in agony! Ripley with a smile on his face as he comes off the ropes and NAILS HIM IN THE RIGHT KNEE WITH A SLIDING DROPKICK!! RIPLEY CONTINUES WITH THE OFFENSE AS MALOSI QUICKLY GETS UP BUT GETS GROUNDED WITH A HUGE ANKLE BLOCK!! RIPLEY HAS FOUND A DISCREPANCY AND THIS MIGHT BE THE WINNING FACTOR!!

Eve: RIPLEY WITH A SUPERKICK TO THE RIGHT KNEE!! RONAN MALOSI IS DOWN ON BOTH KNEES!! “THE STRAIGHT SHOOTER” SHOOTS FOR THE WINNING SUPERKICK!! BUT RONAN GRABS HIS FOOT IN MID-AIR AND PUTS HIM IN THE ANKLE LOCK!! THE ANKLE LOCK IS LOCKED IN BY RONAN MALOSI, BUT IT IS NOT FULLY ACTIVATED!!

Deadprez: JACK RIPLEY USES HIS OTHER FOOT TO LAND A STEP-UP ENZIGURI!! BUT RONAN DUCKS THE FOOT AND RIPLEY IS NOW FULLY GROUNDED!! IMAGINE HOW AMAZING IT WOULD BE IF RONAN WALKED OUT OF TONIGHT VICTORIOUS WITH A SUBMISSION VICTORY OVER SOMEONE SUCH AS JACK RIPLEY!! THAT WOULD BE AMAZING!

Eve: You never expect for someone as broad and giant as Ronan Malosi to implement an ankle lock in the center of the ring, and that is what makes Ronan Malosi so great! Malosi has the element of surprise by his side every time he steps through those ropes and into the ring and Jack Ripley is getting a taste of said element of surprise!

Deadprez: RIPLEY GRABS HIS RIGHT FOOT AND BEGINS TO PUNCH IT! MALOSI SCREAMS IN PAIN AS RIPLEY PULLS HIM DOWN BY THE FOOT AND CINCHES IN A HEEL HOOK!! THIS ISN’T GOOD!! A HEEL HOOK IS CINCHED IN ON THE PREVIOUSLY TARGETED RIGHT LEG AND THIS MIGHT BE OVER FOR “THE HOT TAKES KING”

Eve: BUT MALOSI IS ABLE TO MUSTER THE STRENGTH TO CRAWL HIMSELF TO THE BOTTOM ROPE QUICKLY!! MALOSI ESCAPES BUT RIPLEY REFUSES TO LET HIM TAKE A BREATHER!! RIPLEY WITH MULTIPLE ROUNDHOUSE KICKS TO THE RIGHT LEG!! MALOSI IS BEING RENDERED USELESS BY “THE STRAIGHT SHOOTER” AS RIPLEY HOPS HIGH INTO THE AIR AND STOMPS INTO THE BACK OF HIS KNEE!!

Deadprez: MORE DAMAGE DONE TO MALOSI’S RIGHT LEG AS RIPLEY IS NOW RUNNING!! AND SQUASHES HIM INTO THE CORNER WITH A JUMPING FOREARM SMASH! RIPLEY RUNS TO THE OPPOSITE CORNER!! AND CONNECTS WITH ANOTHER ONE!! A FLURRY OF FOREARMS TO THE FACE BEFORE RIPLEY PULLS HIM IN!! AND CORKS HIM WITH A DRAGON SCREW!!

Eve: JACK RIPLEY IS IN A COMFORTABLE POSITION AS RONAN MALOSI IS IN DEEP SUFFERING AS OF THIS MOMENT! Malosi instinctively rolls out beneath the bottom rope and stumbles to the ringside floor as Ripley has a smile on his face! RIPLEY RUNS THE CANVAS!! AND SOARS THROUGH THE ROPES!! TOPE SUICIDA CONNECTS ONTO MALOSI!! MALOSI IS FLATTENED ONTO THE FLOOR AS RIPLEY IS GOING FOR A SECOND!!

Gavin Kirkland: “The Hot Take King” deserves so much better. This is disrespect to our future Showdown General Manager!

Deadprez: RIPLEY HAS INSERTED HIMSELF BACK INTO THE SQUARED CIRCLE!! HE RUNS THE ROPES FOR THE SECOND TIME!! AND FLIES!!!!!!! BUT MALOSI CATCHES HIM IN MID AIR! AND SPINS HIM AROUND!! AND DRILLS HIM WITH NO MERCY ONTO THE RINGSIDE FLOOR WITH “HOT TAKE HELLFIRE”!! THE “HOT TAKE HELLFIRE” CONNECTS ON THE OUTSIDE AS RIPLEY IS DOWN AND OUT!!

Eve: RONAN FIGHTS THROUGH THE AGONY FROM HIS RIGHT LEG AND PUTS HIM BACK INTO THE SQUARED CIRCLE!! MALOSI STEPS ONTO THE APRON AND ENTERS THROUGH THE ROPES!! THIS COULD BE IT!! RONAN PAINFULLY GRABS HIS WRIST AND PULLS HIM IN FOR “DEATH-RO”!!!!! THE REVERSE STO!!!

Deadprez: BUT RIPLEY USES THE MOMENTUM TO SAFELY FLIP BACKWARDS ONTO HIS FEET!! HE EVADES “DEATH-RO” AS HE QUICKLY REELS INTO THE CORNER!! MALOSI LIMPS AND RUNS TOWARDS RIPLEY!! RIPLEY GETS HIS FEET UP AND HOVERS OVER THE TOP ROPE!! RIPLEY WITH A ROPE-ASSISTED KICK TO THE FACE!!

Eve: RIPLEY HAS BOTH HANDS GRIPPED ONTO THE TOP ROPE!! MALOSI IS STAGGERED!! JACK RIPLEY HAS HIM WHERE HE WANTS HIM!! HE USES THE ROPES TO SLINGSHOT HIMSELF, HOVERS OVER TO SNATCH MALOSI’S HEAD AND DROP HIM WITH THE SLINGSHOT DDT!!

Deadprez: “DEATH-RO”!! HOW IN THE WORLD!! HOW IN THE ALMIGHTY!! MALOSI COUNTERS THE SLINGSHOT DDT INTO THE REVERSE STO AS HE FLIPS HIM OVER FOR THE COVER!! RONAN MALOSI WITH THE VICTORY HERE TONIGHT!! COUNT IT, REF!!

ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!

Deadprez: JACK RIPLEY GETS HIS SHOULDER UP!! ARE YOU KIDDING ME!! RONAN IS PISSED OFF!! HE QUICKLY GETS UP TO HIS FEET AND HE’S LOOKING POSSESSED!! RONAN PICKS HIM UP WITH THE LITTLE ENERGY HE HAS LEFT IN RESERVE AND PLACES HIM ON THE TOP TURNBUCKLE!! RONAN IS MOVING MORE ANGRILY THAN EVER AS HE JOINS HIM ON THE TOP TURNBUCKLE AND PICKS HIM UP ONTO HIS SHOULDERS!! HOW IS RONAN ABLE TO OPERATE LIKE THIS WITH THAT RIGHT FOOT!!!

Gavin Kirkland: HE’S EAW’S FAVOURITE SON!! WHAT DO YOU THINK!!!

Deadprez: RONAN HAS HIM ON HIS SHOULDERS AS HE SWINGS HIM AROUND!!! OH MY GODDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD!

Eve: RIPLEY GRABS HIS HEAD IN MID-AIR!! AND DRILLS HIM OFF THE TOP TURNBUCKLE WITH A DDT!! A DDT THAT LAYS RONAN OUT AS RIPLEY QUICKLY MAKES HIS WAY TO THE TOP TURNBUCKLE!! AIN’T NO WAY RONAN RECOVERING FROM THAT!! RIPLEY IS PERCHED!! HE SOARS!! AND LANDS THE SHOOTING STAR SPLASH ONTO THE BULLSEYE!! RIPLEY GOES FOR THE COVER!!

ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!

TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!

THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

( DING! DING! DING! )

( “BxMxC” by BABYMETAL blasts through the speakers to a humongous pop as Jack Ripley lets go of Ronan’s leg and gingerly makes his way up to his feet. )

Gina Romano: HERE IS YOUR WINNERRR….. JACCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCKKKKKKK RIPLLLLLLLLLLLLLEYYYYYYYYY!!

Eve: Jack Ripley takes the victory, but can we talk about how Ronan Malosi was able to dominate “The Straight Shooter” at this match? You can tell by the look on Ripley’s face, he was surprised. He was dumbfounded by the fight that Ronan Malosi brought to him on tonight’s main event, and that ladies and gentlemen, proves that Ronan Malosi is not someone to underestimate. Ronan Malosi keeps proving night after night, that forgetting to draft him was a huge mistake, and a majority may not respect his opinions, beliefs, and methods, but you cannot deny his resilience and persistence in trying to establish himself a serious competitor.

Gavin Kirkland: Exactly! Don’t mess with “The Hot Take King!”

Deadprez: Both individuals are heading into Territorial Invasion with huge matches. Ronan Malosi will ride his team against Ryan Wilson’s while Jack Ripley will be wearing the Dynasty warpaint. For any Voltage and Dynasty competitor who’s watching Showdown, watch out for Jack Ripley, because what he accomplished tonight against Ronan Malosi is not even close to what havoc and skill he will unveil inside the Wargames Cage. Congratulations to Jack Ripley and have a good night!

(EAW logo buzzes.)

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Voltage 8/23/20