(EAW intro plays.)
(The scene opens up on a view of such a display with some variations, the Canadian flag is there instead of the old Red White and Blue and the name Wilson is written instead of GOD above in the sentence In Wilson We Trust. We see then a figure long not seen before in Ian Ternivsky aka The Intern dressed in a sharp business suit moving his way to the podium and tapping on the mic which creates fuzz noise before he speaks.)
Ian Ternivsky: Good evening and welcome to tonight’s State of Showdown Address. Tonight our General Manager will be addressing the Showdown roster as well as the entire of the EAW Universe ahead of the battle to come during Territorial Invasion. There will be no questions following this segment at this time. Now without further adieu, the President of the Wilson Nation and Showdown’s General Manager; Mister Ryan Wilson!
(A side door opened and through it came Sylvain Primeau and Tony the Brujah St-Michel both dressed in black and white outfits giving them a presidential guard look despite Brujah’s monstrous stature. They stand behind the podium where the chairs are and then Ryan Wilson steps forth dressed in his the best business suit we ever saw him wear as he walks with purpose to the podium and adjusts the mic for his personal use.)
Ryan Wilson: My fellow Showdownians, in a matter of days now the very foundation of this great show risk to be shaken forever. At Territorial Invasion, the fate of the Blue Brand as the number one show of Elite Answers Wrestling is at risk of falling into the abyss and may never recover from it. Should the result of the match between Team Wilson and Team Malosi end up unfavorable to yours truly then the new General Manager will be a man who truly is inept at the job without having even had a taste of it. After all, the bastard still works at Applebees as we speak despite having secured himself a brand new Showdown contract for Season 14! Is this the type of General Manager this Brand needs? Of course not.
Ryan Wilson: I need to repeat it: The Man, Keeps A Job, As a Waiter… At Applebees! A company is notoriously known for various controversies which I will elaborate upon later in the days heading to Territorial Invasion. Showdown doesn’t need a man who stated recently that he would give himself title matches the first chance he gets. No, Showdown deserves a GM who has been working for it since he became it in March 2020. Showdown needs a GM who did say that he would grant himself title matches but did not jump at every chance he had to do so. Showdown needs Ryan Wilson as it’s General Manager, a man who has kept his words regarding his engagements to this brand! Not some bloke who got pissed on by a dog during Pain for Pride’s Hall of Fame ceremony.
(Wilson takes a sip of water from a glass that was made ready for him on the podium before continuing.)
Ryan Wilson: With Ronan Malosi at the helm of Showdown, you might as well shut down this show because he will run it to the ground! He will achieve what Mark Michaels could only dream to do: Destroy EAW from within and this is unacceptable for me! That is why I have surrounded myself with people as part of Team Wilson that, despite not getting along with all of them I trust each and everyone that have signed on to fight to keep me on as General Manager but more importantly fight to be able to preserve the integrity of the show and the quality of the Blue brand’s weekly presentations, something that Ronan Malosi will not achieve.
Ryan Wilson: I have said many times that I operate in order to light a fire under people’s ass in order to help them improve, I am attempting exactly that by putting the GM position on the line because should my team fail to deliver they will be partly responsible to bring upon this show an era of mediocrity due to the idiocies of a stupid and incapable General Manager who will not be there to work FOR them, he will do things to help himself in ways worse than I ever has so far. Showdown has been a show that has seen some of the best female performances in the history of the business perform and give everything they had to achieve their goals! Bethany Blue and Alexis Chambers are but two of those, Raven Roberts as well without forgetting Interwire Champion Consuela Rose Ava, Harlow Reichert, Sierra Bradford, and ‘The Mauler’ herself, Kassidy Heart! These women will be undermined, undervalued and reduced to a state seen only in an era of our history where men were stupid enough to think that the female gender were not their equals.
Ryan Wilson: Unfortunately, some of these spineless plebs are still in existence and one of them is none other than Ronan Malosi. With him at the helm of Showdown, these warrior women can forget any chances at getting the recognition that they deserve, instead, they will more than likely be treated as second class citizens and not like the proud athletes able to do just as well and even better than men that they are! This simply cannot be allowed to become a reality! Showdown is not a house that welcomes misogyny and never will however such a mentality will become rampant should Ronan be allowed to replace me as General Manager and I am sure this is not something anyone in their right frame of mind, even in 2020’s United States, would seriously want.
(Another sip or two of water from the President of the Wilson Nation.)
Ryan Wilson: As your General Manager, I have made my duty to select the best elements I could get my hands on even if some have been poached from other brands in order to have the best chance at fighting for Showdown. To those who have joined me and will join me know that you have embarked on a crusade not to bail my ass and keep me as General Manager no, you are fighting to preserve the integrity of this brand and keep it from being turned into an absolute joke at the hands of a bald-headed pissant buffoon who will never do this brand right and will never do right by you.
(He then looked straight at the camera, looking ahead with a gloom death stare in his eyes as the camera zoomed in on him.)
Ryan Wilson: And to those who have decided to join Ronan’s side, along with those who will follow suit soon enough you weak-minded pussies are traitors and enemies of The Wilson Nation and I swear to you ONCE Team Wilson is declared the winner of this battle there will be hell to pay for each and every single one of you fuckers who thought it was a good idea to follow Ronan Malosi. I will make sure that this becomes the biggest mistake you’ve made this season! Because siding with him you support mediocrity, you also support misogyny and…I can tell you that you don’t want to be on the wrong side of history. Because if you are, the consequences will be dire, I promise.
(Ryan takes a deep breath before looking back into the camera.)
Ryan Wilson: But that’s all about Territorial Invasion! We got an interesting couple weeks ahead of us. We’re gonna have some intriguing matchups and some very fun ones that will have EAW’s flagship show stand out and show why we’re the best show running today! And it’s gonna be because of matches like this one….
(The camera zooms in a bit.)
Ryan Wilson: Next week, right here on Showdown….the captain of Brand Warfare Consuela Rose Ava will defend her Interwire Championship! That’s right, she doesn’t have to defend it at the free-per-view, but she will get a defense in. It’s not gonna be any normal defense either.
(Ryan breathes again.)
Ryan Wilson: Consuela will defend the Interwire Championship in a TRIPLE THREAT MATCH! She will defend it against a member of Team Ronan, and a member of Team Ryan. The members are still to be determined later on.
(Ryan takes a sip of his water.)
Ryan Wilson: That’s all for now. Thank you so much, and enjoy the greatest show on the face of this planet….SATURDAY NIGHT SHOWDOWN!!!
(RECAP: We have Ronan Malosi trying his first attempt in recruiting and that gives him James Ranger for his team. Following that we have James take on Alexis Chambers, which ends in DQ after Dr. Bethany Blue gets herself involved. The two women attack James before Ronan comes out for the save. We have Consuela Rose Ava doing some recurriting of her own for Brand Warfare as she manages to get both Raven Roberts and Harlow Reichert to her team. Harlow Reichert takes on Cage, which gives her a huge victory over the Hall of Famer. Soon after, Ryan Wilson comes out and berates Cage. As Cage gets up, Christian DeMarco comes out and attacks Cage. Ryan announces that Christian is apart of Team Wilson. Xavier Williams takes on Justin Windgate and a highly competitive match up, but Xavier manages to pick up the victory. After the match, Xavier gets on the microphone and cuts a promo that offers Justin the final spot on Team Showdown’s War Games team. Justin shakes his head, accepting the offer. We cut to Jack Ripley taking on Ronan Malosi in the main event. The match is competitive, but Jack gets the win. The last shot is of him standing tall.)
(The scene fades into the Performance Center with the socially distanced crowd cheering before — )
( ‘Popular Monster’ by Falling In Reverse hits as Christian DeMarco walks out, feeling energized and pumped up.)
Gina Romano: THE FOLLOWING CONTEST IS A FATAL FOUR WAY MATCH SET FOR ONE FALL!! INTRODUCING FIRST…FROM APPLE VALLEY, MINNESOTA…WEIGHING IN AT 226 POUNDS…..CCHHRRIIIISSTTTIIIAAANNN DDEEEMMMAARRCCCOOOO!!!!!
Eve: One of our newest acquisitions, and to be honest, he’s made quite an impact so far. Picked up the win last week, and then attacked Cage, and then got picked for Team Wilson at Territorial Invasion. Not bad so far. And tonight, looks for another win to please Mr. Wilson that he made the right decision.
Gavin Kirkland: :snoop:
( ‘Blockbuster Night Part 1′ by Run The Jewels hits as CHRISTIAN then makes his way out to the ring, the fans in the crowd not having a clue who he is, but he doesn’t care as he demands that people bow to him.)
Gina Romano: AND MAKING HIS WAY TO THE RING…FROM “KING HENRY’S THRONE ROOM”…….WEIGHING IN AT 235 POUNDS….CCCHHRRRIISSTTTIIIAAAAANNNNN!!!!!
Deadprez: King Henry’s Throne Room?! :skip:
Eve: A guy making his debut tonight, and good lord, I can tell he’s already gonna be a pain. That egotisical attitude I can already sense and also with that attire. He talked quite a lot this past week, and I just hope he can back it up inside the ring though.
Gavin Kirkland: Wait, there’s two Christians’ in this match?! How do we tell who’s who?! :krabs:
Eve: Ima just call him for this match “New Christian” :wow:
( ‘The Man’ by The Killers hits as Taven Storm comes out behind the curtain, and he scans the crowd before looking at his two opponents inside the ring before slowly making his walk.)
Gina Romano: MAKING HIS WAY TO THE RING…FROM BIRMINGHAM…..WEIGHING IN AT 195 POUNDS….TTTAAVVEEENNN SSTTTOOORRRMMMM!!!!
Deadprez: Another fellow new to the blue brand making his debut tonight, and from what I heard, super talented and could a huge gem on this brand. Can’t wait to see what he does here tonight!
Gavin Kirkland: Finally, we have another gentleman in this place…like me! :blessed:
( ‘Escape’ by Rupert Holmes hits as Strawberry Steve comes out to a huge roar from the crowd. The crowd bangs on the plexiglass for the presence of Strawberry Steve.)
Gina Romano: AND MAKING HIS WAY TO THE RING….FROM GLASGOW, SCOTLAND…..SSSTTRRAAWWWBBEERRRRYYYYY SSSTTTEEEEVVVEEEEE!!!!!!
Deadprez: WE ARE IN THE PRESENCE OF THE GOAT STRAWBERRY STEVE!!!! WHAT MORE NEEDS TO BE SAID?!?! :blessed:
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Deadprez: And this fatal four way is off and running, and both Christians step to the center of the ring and both both them are just screaming in each other’s face. They’re going back and forth, it’s inaudible what they’re even saying. Eight beside them though, Tavern Storm step it and throws a punch at both of the Christians! And whoa both of the Christians throw Taven over the top rope!
Eve: AND BOTH CHRISTIANS BEGIN TO THROWING SHOTS AT EACH OTHER BACK AND FORTH!! These two want to rip each other apart….and look at the other side of the ring. Strawberry Steve is just chilling there watching all the action go down.
Gavin Kirkland: Tap me on the shoulder when this trash is over, I’m gonna listen to the Undisputed Podcast from yesterday I missed. That Skip Bayless is a hoot. :wow:
Eve: Gavin, do your darn job!
Gavin Kirkland: No.
Deadprez: Anywho, Strawberry Steve out of nowhere runs and clotheslines both Christians outside of the ring and they land on top of Taven! All three men are beginning to stir on the outside…and look at Strawberry Steve! STRAWBERRY STEVE TAKES OUT ALL THREE MEN AS HE LAUNCHES HIMSELF OVER THE TOP ROPE!
Eve: Amazing right there, and now Steve picks up DeMarco and throws him inside the ring and he follows suit behind him. Steve with a side kick to the side of DeMarco’s left leg! A kick to the the other leg! DeMarco has been corner now by Steve and Steve begins to throw several kicks and elbow shots to the face of DeMarco! And now Steve hops up the second turnbuckle above DeMarco and begins to rain down the punches!
ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR!
Deadprez: DEMARCO GOES UNDERNEATH AND THEM POWERBOMBS STEVE RIGHT IN THE CENTER OF THE RING! DEMARCO THEN FOLLOWS THAT UP WITH AN ELBOW DROP TO THE HEART OF STEVE! BEHIND YOU THOUGH DEMARCO! THE NEW CHRISTIAN RUNS UP BEHIND DEMARCO AND CONNECTS WITH A GERMAN SUPLEX THAT SENDS DEMARCO HALFWAY ACROSS THE RING!
Eve: New Christian is feeling a bit pumped but in comes Taven and cheapshots CHRISTIAN from behind! Several shots now to the back of the neck and back of CHRISTIAN, and now Taven connects with an irish whip and sends CHRISTIAN to the ropes, and Taven looks for the back body drop, but CHRISTIAN drops down and connects with an uppercut to the throat of Taven, and now a kick to the midsection, and a snap suplex from CHRISTIAN!
Deadprez: AND WHOA OUT OF NOWHERE STRAWBERRY STEVE CONNECT WITH A CROSSBODY ON TAVEN! Strawberry Steve turns his attention over to CHRISTIAN sitting in the corner….and Strawberry Steve runs and connects with the bronco buster in the corner on CHRISTIAN! And behind Steve, DeMarco comes in and throws him shoulder first into the ring post through the second turnbuckle! DeMarco looks around him–and Taven runs at DeMarco…but DEMARCO CATCHES HIM WITH A TILT A WHIRL BACKBREAKER! COVER!
Eve: Kickout, and now DeMarco transitions and lock in a headlock laying on the mat. DeMarco latches on to the headlock, but Taven is doing his best to fight out of it, and Taven gets back to a vertical base and then throws an elbow shot to the midsection of DeMarco, and then Taven counters with a back body drop! All competitors are down once more in this match…AND LOOK!!
Deadprez: FROG SPLASH FROM NEW CHRISTIAN ON TOP OF TAVEN!! BUT TAVEN GOT THE KNEES UP SAVING HIMSELF! Taven is back up to his feet and he begins to stomp the life out of Taven, and then from behind Strawberry Steve is back in the fight as he tries to roll up CHRISTIAN, but CHRISTIAN held on to the ropes and then Steve falls backwards, Steve is up and runs into an elbow from CHRISTIAN, and now CHRISTIAN with a kick to the midsection and places Steve between his legs….BUT DEMARCO IS BACK IN THE RUNG AND CONNECTS WITH A RUNNING CLOTHESLINE TO THE NEW CHRISTIAN TAKING HIM DOWN!
Eve: DeMarco mounts on top of the new CHRISTIAN and begins to throw several rights and left and raining down elbow drops to the top of the skull as he is trying to cover up to protect himself, and now DeMarco picks up CHRISTIAN and he has him wrapped around the waist, but CHRISTIAN isn’t letting it happen so easily fighting with everything he’s got throwing several back elbow shots to the face of DeMarco! AND NEW CHRISTIAN REVERSES AND NOW HE FACES DEMARCO’S BACKSIDE, AND NEW CHRISTIAN GOES FOR A GERMAN SUPLEX…BUT DEMARCO HOOKS THE ROPES SAVING HIMSELF! Elbow strike from DeMarco, and DeMarco manages to switch sides, and he back body drops CHRISTIAN over the top rope to the outside floor!
Deadprez: DeMarco takes a second to catch his breath–BUT HE BETTER WATCH OUT AS TAVEN ROLLS HIM UP FROM BEHIND!!
Eve: KICKOUT!! Both men are back on their feet here and then DeMarco goes for the clothesline but Taven ducks and then twirls DeMarco around and connects with a swinging neckbreaker! Taven may have just shifted the momentum in his favor here, BUT STRAWBERRY STEVE ONCE AGAIN OUT OF NOWHERE DROPKICKS TAVEN BACK FIRST AND TAVEN GOES FLYING THROUGH THE SECOND ROPE TO THE OUTSIDE FLOOR! STRAWBERRY STEVE IS PUMPED UP, AND THE EAW RECRUITS ARE BANGING ON THE GLASS IN ANTICIPATION CHEERING STEVE ON!
Gavin Kirkland: Ight I’m back. The headphones are out. I stopped listening to Undisputed, there was too much talk of politics rather than spor–THIS MATCH IS STILL GOING ON?! :noah:
Eve: :skip: Indeed, and you;re missing great action! Do your job and call the match!
Deadprez: Steve sees DeMarco sitting in the corner, and now Steve brings DeMarco to his feet and brings him to the center of the ring, and a combination of strikes connects from Steve before he runs to the ropes–STRAWB RIDER!!!!! THE ROUGH RIDER!! BUT NO! CHRISTIAN DEMARCO CATCHES HIM IN A POWERBOMB POSITION!! AND DEMARCO LAUNCHES STEVE–BUT STRAWBERRY STEVE REVERSES IT INTO A HURRICANRANA CHANGING GEAR IN MID AIR THAT SENDS DEMARCO FACE FIRST INTO THE SECOND TURNBUCKLE! DEMARCO IS STUNNED NOW AS HE TURNS AROUND–
Eve: STRAWB RIDER!!!!! IS STRAWBERRY STEVE GONNA PICK UP THE HUGE WIN HERE?!
Deadprez: TAVEN SLIDES IN AND BREAKS UP THE PINFALL!! Now Taven brings up Steve nailing away at the back, before Steve slaps the hands away, and now both Taven and Steve are battling it out exchanging shots back and forth with one another, and Steve seems to be getting the upper hand, and now he backs up and goes for the high knee…BUT TAVEN CATCHES HIM , AND THEN HE CONNECTS WITH A TILT A WHIRL SIDE SLAM!
Eve: TAVEN THEN REACHES DOWN AND GOES TO PICK UP STEVE, BUT CHRISTIAN DEMARCO IS BACK INSIDE THE RING AND HE NAILS TAVEN IN THE BACK OF THE HEAD KNOCKING HIM DOWN! REPETITIVE ELBOW DROPS FROM DEMARCO NOW AS HE TRIES TO KEEP TAVEN DOWN! AND NOW THE NEW CHRISTIAN RUNS UP FROM BEHIND DEMARCO, AND THEN CONNECTS WITH A HUGE GERMAN SUPLEX AND DEMARCO LANDED HARD ON THE BACK OF HIS HEAD THERE!
Gavin Kirkland: This new CHRISTIAN guy now begins to stalk his prey, taking a look on who he wants to target between Taven and Steve, and he targets Strawberry Steve….AND NEW CHRISTIAN BIG BOOTS STEVE OVER THE TOP ROPE TO THE OUTSIDE FLOOR! NEW CHRISTIAN THEN TURNS HIS ATTENTION TO THE CENTER OF THE RING, WHERE TAVEN IS MAKING HIS WAY UP TO HIS FEET! HE’S MEASURING TAVEN…..THE RUNNING YAKUZA KICK! HE CALLS THAT THAT “DOWN GOES THE PREY!!” WHAT A DEBUT WIN THIS IS GOING TO BE FOR HIM HERE!!
Eve: LOOK! LOOK!! CHRISTIAN DEMARCO GRABS NEW CHRISTIAN BY THE TIGHTS AND THEN THROWS HIM TO THE OUTSIDE THROUGH THE SECOND ROPE! DEMARCO GOES FOR THE COVER ON TAVEN!!
Eve: LOOK! THE NEW CHRISTIAN IS SLIDING BACK INTO THE RING! HE’S GONNA BREAK IT UP!!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Gina Romano: HERE IS YOUR WINNER…..CCCHHRRIISSTTTTIIAAANNNN DDEEEMMAARRCCCOOOO!!!!!!
(“Popular Monster” hits as Christian DeMarco slides out of the ring, and he celebrates and bangs on the plexiglass beside him. He is feeling absolutely ecstatic. CHRISTIAN is inside the ring right where the pinfall took place, he looks disappointed he didn’t get there in time. He then looks on with disgust.)
Eve: Wow, big win for DeMarco, he was in the right place at the right time, and he took advantage of it. Some more momentum being built up for Team Wilson.
Gavin Kirkland: Am I supposed to be impressed or sum by that?
(The final shot is of Christian DeMarco celebrating on the top of the stage, before panning to CHRISTIAN inside the ring feeling disappointed.)
(The scene pans to Kyra Phillips backstage.)
Kyra Phillips: We are just a few weeks away from one of the most anticipated tri-brand FPVs of the season, Territorial Invasion. As of last week, our Showdown War Games team is already set with the inclusion of Justin Windgate and we’re still looking for two members on Showdown’s side at Brand Warfare, but right now, I have with me the man, who is still looking for his spot on the card, but is confident that he’ll be at Territorial Invasion. Ladies and gentlemen, Jake Smith!
(Jake Smith enters the camera shot with a shit-eating grin on his face.)
Kyra Phillips: Now Jake, at Midsummer Massacre, you failed to get a shot at the Answers World Championship, but you made sure that Dr. Bethany Blue didn’t win the match either. As the matches for Territorial Invasion fall together, it seems like you found yourself left out on the card.
Jake Smith: Kyra, if I wasn’t going to get myself a shot at the Answers World Championship, I was going to make sure that Bethany wasn’t either. It seems like these issues between the Mile-High Club and the Maidens of Malpractice are placed in the back burner for all of this “brand supremacy” that gets shoved down our throats around this time of year, but I’m hoping that Bethany and Alexis forget about our little issues and that, I am finally able to move on with my life. Move on to bigger and better things, but does that mean I am going to be left off the Territorial Invasion card? Fuck no, is anyone going to forget that Territorial Invasion last year was a breakout moment for myself? I was this close to become New Breed Champion after Jenny Cien ended that aspiration for me. I’m almost a bit surprised that Consuela Rose Ava hasn’t approached me on being part of the Brand Warfare team because I stole the entire show last year. Not only that, but it’s one of the things that lead me to be traded onto Showdown, win the PURE Championship a few weeks being on the brand and become a key part of this brand. It would be a shame for me to not be in Brand Warfare.
???: Would it really?
(The camera pans to the rest of Showdown’s Brand Warfare team, Interwire Champion, Consuela Rose Ava, Raven Roberts and Harlow Reichert, who is dressed up before her match against Lucas Johnson later tonight. The three women look like a united force as they look at Jake Smith.)
Jake Smith: Now, hear me out…
Harlow Reichert: mutters underneath her breath This ought to be good.
Jake Smith: Since I became a part of Showdown, the ratings have skyrocketed to a different level. It’s one of the reasons why I was the Elitists on Showdown with the most amount of camera time last season. Are we gonna forget that Under Siege?
Harlow Reichert: I like to forget about that event.
Jake Smith: I know, you do, Harlow, but almost every segment featured me. I became one of the most segment worthy people on the show. I carried Showdown on my back last season. I became the second-ever two-time PURE Champion and there’s now doubt that I’ll be elevated to the main event scene. There’s no doubt that I can take on Jamie O’Hara and give him a run for his money, but he’s a little occupied with Territorial Invasion, but I don’t plan to sit on my ass and let this event pass me by. I want to make an impression and prove that Dynasty and Voltage would kill to have Jake Smith on their brand.
Raven Roberts: Why did StarrStan trade you last season though? 🤔
Jake Smith: I bet StarrStan cries every night knowing that he traded a star like myself to Showdown for a complete bust like Jenny Cien. But ladies, hear me out, Jake Smith in your Brand Warfare team would secure Showdown the victory. I went the hardest in the Divide and Conquer Match last year. I bodied everyone in that match including Jenny Cien, but my performance doesn’t get the appreciation that it deserves; however, it shouldn’t be questioned on how dedicated I am a part of these matches. I am willing to team with women that I despise — Hi Harlow — to secure us the victory. Consuela, you got yourself a cute little team at the moment, but I would make this team a billion times better.
(Consuela Rose Ava is hearing Jake Smith out before looking at Raven Roberts and Harlow Reichert for any guidance.)
Harlow Reichert: Are you REALLY expecting me to work with JAKE SMITH out of all people? This guy took the PURE Championship away from me. He took advantage of the work left on by my two previous opponents and got himself his second reign at the expense of me. He’s the reason why I found myself going spiraling down and having little to no direction and It’s one thing to work with Raven, but Jake? I can’t do this, Consuela.
Raven Roberts: I personally don’t care. If not Jake, who else are we expecting to fill out this team? Everyone’s either in War Games or Team Ronan and Team Malosi. We’re being left with limited bodies to add to our team.
(Consuela Rose Ava hears the worries and concerns of both Raven Roberts and Harlow Reichert before looking at Jake Smith.)
Consuela Rose Ava: You’re in.
Jake Smith: :blessed: !!!!!!
Harlow Reichert: :noah: !!!!!!
Consuela Rose Ava: One condition: I don’t want you rehashing your beef with Harlow and Harlow, I don’t want you to be passive aggressive towards Jake. I don’t want you to fight amongst each other. I get that the two of you don’t like each other, but I’m hoping that the two of you put your differences against each other aside and focus on winning at Territorial Invasion.
Harlow Reichert: I really don’t care about this point. I’ll do the stupid match, but I’m really trying to trust your judgement, Consuela, but I’m doubting the decisions that you’ve been making.
Consuela Rose Ava: I believe that this won’t be bad.
Raven Roberts: I get that Jake can be an annoying piece of shit —
Jake Smith: I heard that!
Harlow Reichert: Good.
Raven Roberts: But, we need to all be on the same page or Dynasty and Voltage is going to kick our asses.
???: That’s right, Raven.
(Ryan Wilson walks into the camera shot more than ready for his match against Justin Windgate in the main event tonight. He has a huge grin on his face as he looks at his mostly formed Brand Warfare team.)
Ryan Wilson: We all need to be on the same page or Dynasty and Voltage is going to wipe the floor with us, but we’re not going to give them that satisfaction. In fact, I have been doing my part to make sure that we got the best people possible for your team. I have been aware that Showdown doesn’t have enough bodies to make sure that we meet our quota for Territorial Invasion, but I was able to find you guys the LAST member for Showdown’s Brand Warfare Match!
Jake Smith: This ought to be interesting.
(As Ryan Wilson was done talking, it almost seemed like it was the perfect cue to walk in the newest Showdown signee, SKA, into the camera shot. SKA stands there calm and silent, not saying a word, but stares at Jake Smith, who tries to not show any concern.)
Ryan Wilson: I managed to get one of the hungriest Elitists on my brand. SKA is someone who I believe will be a perfect fit to Brand Warfare. I expect him to respect this brand enough to honor it and be willing to do anything for it.
SKA: I can assure you that I am going to be someone that puts in the work. Not because I want too, but I NEED to. All of you are established in your own ways. You’ve dominated your respective divisions and I don’t see it as discouragement. I see it as motivation, so that I can reach your level one day. Being surrounded with athletes like you is going to make me put in the work and motivate me to contribute to the demise of Dynasty and Voltage. What you four need to know is that I don’t stand behind anyone. I don’t want to stand behind any of you. I want to stand next to all of you as we head into battle. I know the intensity of Brand Warfare. I’ve been pouring myself on video after video, absorbing as much knowledge as I possibly can in order to prepare myself for this match, but to be stepping foot into the match is going to be a different story, but I am prepared for it. When you instill faith in me, I will rise to the occasion and get the job done.
Ryan Wilson: You have an amazing way with words. :wow: Such a shame that Team Wilson couldn’t claim him, but there’s no doubt that you’ll be a great fit for Brand Warfare.
Harlow Reichert: Great! We got our team filled! I am soooo loving to be part of this team! It’s not like I have had an issue with a few people on this team, but it’s whatever. Now, if you excuse me, I gotta prepare for my match and make Lucas Johnson my bitch again. Bye.
(Harlow Reichert turns on her heels and walks the opposite direction, leaving Ryan Wilson and the four other members of Brand Warfare by themselves. By the tone of Harlow’s voice, you can tell that she isn’t crazy about the inclusion of Jake Smith and just seeing Ryan’s face manages to piss her off in some sort of way.)
(Scene fades elsewhere.)
(The camera transitions backstage to see Jon Kelton warming up and doing some stretches for his upcoming match with Jack Ripley. He is caught off guard by a voice.)
???: Well, well, well!
(Jon Kelton rolls his eyes as him and everyone else knows that annoying voice.)
Jon Kelton: Can you go away….like…now?
(Ronan Malosi enters the scene, smiling from ear to ear. He ignores the last request Jon just made as he crosses his arms.)
Ronan Malosi: Hey come on now, I want no trouble with you! I just wanted to come by, and wish you luck tonight in your match with Jack Ripley.
Jon Kelton: Don’t need it from you. Now scram.
Ronan Malosi: But that’s not the only reason why I’m here right now Jon.
Jon Kelton: :noah: Can’t you just go away?!
Ronan Malosi: HERE ME OUT! Okay, I am officially offering you a spot on Team Mal–
Jon Kelton: Huge pass.
Ronan Malosi: :krabs: COME ON JON! You have nothing going on at Territorial Invasion, and I know you’re hungry to make a statement, and teaming with me is a great chance to do that because after all….any match I’m in is the main event baby! :blessed:
Jon Kelton: I do wanna be on the card, but not with you as my leader. No chance in hell.
Ronan Malosi: Think about it for a second Jon, you are the holder of the 24/7 Contract, and you’ve done nothing but impress in your matches since arriving on Showdown. The two main matches being War Games and Brand Warfare…..THEY DIDN’T WANT YOU! Doesn’t that get under your skin and make your blood boil? Xavier Williams didn’t consider you. You know damn well Consuela ain’t considering you given the fact she beat you and likely thinks you’re a weak link and would drag the team down. This is the best match you’re going to get, and this is a perfect opportunity to show what you’re made of and make the best of a bad situation.
(Jon Kelton looks like he might be thinking it over. Ronan is very hopeful now seeing the look on Jon’s face.)
Jon Kelton: Maybe, for once in your life, you’re right. I am a bit disappointed I didn’t get picked for one of those matches, but I’m not going to let it stop me from leveling up. Nobody thought I’d stand a chance in the battle royal at Pain for Pride, and I walked away with the contract. People love to doubt, me, and I love even more to prove them wrong and shut them the fuck up. But this…I just don’t know man….I can’t have that rep or that stain on me for teaming with you and getting you an actual position of power here in EAW. I just…can’t.
Ronan Malosi: You and I both know you’ll regret it when you’re watching one of our biggest shows of the year from the sidelines. We both don’t like one another and that’s fine, but we’re aligned for a common goal. You know it deep down that I am the lesser of the two evils when it comes to Ryan Wilson. You know deep down you want to see him get taken down and then go back to getting embarrassed on the active roster on a full time basis again. You’re a veteran, a very good one and you’re a future champion with that golden ticket in your hand, and this will only help you. I can promise you when I become the new General Manager, my vision for Showdown has JON KELTON!
(Jon thinks it over before just giving out a loud grunt, as if he doesn’t like what he’s about to say.)
Jon Kelton:…..Fine! I’ll do it.
Ronan Malosi(as he extends his hand): WONDERFUL! I just recruited one of the top guys on this brand Ryan doesn’t know he has! Our team is looking mighty fine, and I promise you won’t regret this decis–
Jon Kelton: You didn’t let me finish.
Ronan Malosi: Oh.
Jon Kelton: If I’m going to be associated with you, I at least want something in return so I don’t feel guilty.
Ronan Malosi: You got it! When I become GM…you will get a title sho–
Jon Kelton: Nah fam, I already got that secured right here in my hand with this 24/7 contract. :mjpls:
(Ronan gives a confused look, as if he doesn’t know what else Jon could have meant by what he said.)
Jon Kelton: You said it yourself, we don’t like each other. If I’m going to do you a favor, you’re gonna do me one. I wanna do something that everybody in the locker room wants to do to you…kick the living shit out of you.
(Ronan gulps as he has his hands up in defense.)
Jon Kelton: If I agree to this, me and you sometimne in the very very near future are gonna go one on one….in a HARDCORE MATCH!
(There is awkward silence between the two, before Ronan slowly nods his head.)
Ronan Malosi: That’s a sacrifice I’m willing to make. You’re on. So we have a deal, partner?
(Ronan extends his hand once more.)
Jon Kelton(as he slowly shakes the hand): Deal.
(Ronan slaps Jon on the right pec before walking off with a smile on his face.)
Jon Kelton: Don’t you EVER touch me again!
( Showdown returns from commercial break as it pans to backstage, just before the match opposing them to the Maidens of Malpractice, we see Ronan Malosi alongside James Ranger who seems rather excited about something. )
James Ranger: Oh this is going to be great!
Ronan Malosi: What are you talking about? My victory at Territorial Invasion? Of course, it will be!
James Ranger: No no, that’s in the future man, you need to focus on the now. I just came back from the production truck and I asked them to use a special theme just for us!
Ronan Malosi: Why on Earth did you go and do that?
James Ranger: Why wouldn’t I? I want to show support and solidarity to the next General Manager! This is a great way to do so! Trust me man it’s gonna be amazing.
( Ronan doesn’t seem too sure as he gets a pat on the back from his partner as they make their way to the backstage area right behind the stage. )
Gina Romano: The following taaaaag team contest is scheduled for…
Socially Distanced Crowd: ONE FALL!!
( “Hard Boiled Heavies” from the Sonic Mania soundtrack begins to play much to the confusion of the fans who are not too sure what to make of the music they hear. )
Gavin Kirkland: What the actual fuck?
Deadprez: Sonic music?
Gavin Kirkland: That’s the song to show Unity and Solidarity to team Malosi??
(James Ranger walks through the curtain and on the stage pumped up by the theme song while Ronan looks like he’d rather be elsewhere and shouts to James asking him what the frick is this!)
Gina Romano: Making their way to the ring first! At a combined weight of 523 pounds, the team of James Ranger and RONAN… MAAAALOSIIIII!!!
Gavin Kirkland: Ronan had a strong showing last week as he faced Jack Ripley, he ended up losing but it could’ve been anyone’s game.
Deadprez: On his end, James had a DQ win against Alexis Chambers last week thanks to the good Doctor’s interference. Now he has a shot at going 2-0.
(The sounds of sirens start around the arena, before the beats to “We Will Rock You” start to play. Alexis Chambers comes skipping out and then points to her opponents laughing! Right behind her is Dr. Bethany Blue who stops, smirks, and covers her lips but clearly she is giggling at the expense of Malosi and Ranger. )
Gina Romano: Aaaaand Their Opponents! Weighing in at a total combined weight of 242 pounds! Here is Dr. Bethany Blue AND Alexis Chambers…. “The Maidens of Malpractice”….THE MEDICAL MANIACS!!!!!!
(Alexis gets to the ropes, she hangs sitting on them as the Good Doctor walks in, climbing to the second turnbuckle, raising her hands with a smirk on her face while Alexis skips around the ring. )
Gavin Kirkland: Can you believe this shit? They Are Laughing At Ronan and James!!
Deadprez: Wouldn’t you with the theme song they have tonight?
Gavin Kirkland: Well…
(Ding! Ding! Ding! )
Eve: And this match is officially underway! Both teams are facing each other in the center of the ring and WOAH!! DOUBLE BIG BOOTS FROM RANGER AND MALOSI TO BLUE AND CHAMBERS’ FACES!! How sudden was that!! Both women roll outside of the ring as the socially distanced crowd is booing for the men in the match. Malosi is laughing while Ranger is gesturing to the ladies to get back into the ring. Ronan goes to his corner while both girls move back inside, Alexis goes to her corner and Doctor Blue heads to face Ranger and they lock into a clinch!
Eve: Blue has the upper hand and throws Ranger to the ropes with an Irish Whip. She tries to knock him down with an elbow but James ducks the move, he bounces off the ropes then jumps over Bethany who ducked to the ground. Bethany turns to face Ranger throwing a knee up that connects with Ranger who ends up to the ground! She fouls mouths James a bit before driving an elbow to his face followed by a second one and a third! Clearly she wants to make him regret his decision to side with Ronan tonight!
Deadprez: I feel Ronan might regret it too with that theme song from earlier.
Eve: The Doctor is trying to go for a Sharpshooter but Ronan rushes in but he gets clocked in the face by Blue bringing the taller man down and rolling out of the ring. Bethany moves to grab James and takes him down with a scoop slam before making her way to one of the corners of the ring measuring distance then throwing herself at Ranger with an elbow drop! It connects and she goes for a cover!
Gavin Kirkland: Quick kick out by Ranger!
Eve: Bethany moves James up and twists his arm keeping control before moving to the corner and tagging Alexis in!
Eve: Chambers goes to the top turnbuckle and drops down on Ranger’s arm with an axe handle and then she charges at the opposite corner smacking Ronan Malosi who hops off the apron! She then moves back to Ranger twisting his arm again but he counters forcing her own arm in a twist then throws a thumb to her eyes before making his way to his corner to tag in Ronan!
Gavin Kirkland: Look at the height difference between the two!
Eve: In comes the leader of his team for Territorial Invasion who grabs a hold of Alexis’ head who throws him into the ropes. Ronan bounces towards Chambers and harshly tackles her to the floor! Ronan has a massive size advantage over the petite Alexis Chamber but we all know she can fight with the biggest and meanest of them! Ronan is not someone she is intimidated by as she goes to a corner followed by Ronan who smirks and then dares her to do something!
Eve: She is easily over a feet smaller than him and there she goes to the ropes getting momentum trying to knock him down he then moves ducking her again she bounces off the ropes he jumps over her and then as she gets back from the ropes Ronan jumps again anticipating Alexis but she stops just in front of him and throws a thumb to the eyes of Malosi!! She steps back against the ropes and cartwheels her way up his neck bringing him down with a hurricanrana with her legs around his head before she began pounding at his face with fists of fury!!! She then quickly goes to give a smack to James at his corner before moving to Ronan who reverses the Irish Whip she got him into! He throws in a strong elbow but she dodges under it! He turns, trying again but she baseball slides under him and goes tries for a superkick but he grabs her leg grinning BUT SHE THROWS IN AN ENZIGURI TAKING HIM DOWN!!! She goes for a cover!!
Official: One! Two!
Deadprez: And a kickout by Ronan Malosi!
Eve: Alexis twists the arm of Ronan as he brings him to her corner tagging in the good Doctor!
Eve: The Doctor keeps the arm twisted on Ronan before kicking him in the belly and then throw a stiff punch at him Ronan goes down and she grabs his legs before driving a foot in his midsection dangerously close to his man parts! She then goes down on him choking him with her bare hands but the official is counting she won’t be able to keep the hold for long or she risks disqualification! She moves up and then pulls hard at Ronan’s arm as if trying to dislocate it before moving in for a hot tag to Alexis Chambers!
Eve: Chambers goes with a kick to the chest followed with yet another armbar but then she moves to tag Bethany back in!
Eve: Blue goes back in the action and Irish Whips Ronan No the move is countered sending the Doctor into the ropes but she cringes in pain as James kicked her in the lower back! She goes to her knees as Ronan grabs her head and slams it against the center turnbuckle before pushing Doctor Blue outside of the ring. He goes to the official giving him some flack out of nowhere keeping his gaze away from what James is doing as he Irish whips Bethany against the security rail surrounding the ring!
Eve: He then proceeds with a snap suplex and a shin kick before shoving the Doctor back into the ring with a satisfied smile so is Ronan who can now pick off what’s left of the doctor as he goes to a knee and wraps an arm around her neck trying to put her to sleep! The Doctor seems to face but manages to stay in the fight by punching Ronan in the midsection which has him loosen up the hold eventually! Bethany reverses the headlock she tries to go for the sleeper again BUT RONAN LIFTS HER OFF THE GROUND AND DRILL HER DOWN THE THE HOT TAKE HELLFIRE!! The Deep Six out of nowhere!! COVER!!
Official: One! Two!!
Gavin Kirkland: Thank god!!
Deadprez: She kicked out of it!! How did she do that?
Eve: She is a strong and resilient one I can tell you that! Ronan moves into a mounted position atop of the Doctor who he pummels with close handed fists wanting to punish her and Alexis for daring to oppose him as-
Gavin Kickland: Oh hell look who’s coming down the ramp!!!
Deadprez: It’s the General Manager! And he is holding a cellphone in one hand, what is his about?
Ryan Wilson: HEY RONAN!!!
( Ronan Malosi stops his assault on Alexis Chambers, holding her by the hair. He looks menacingly towards his rival. )
Ronan Malosi (off-mic): Get the fuck out of here loser! Can’t you see I’-
Ryan Wilson (off-mic): Don’t give a shit! I got your boss from Applebee’s on the phone here! Says you’re fired!
Ronan Malosi (off-mic): WHAT???
Eve: ALEXIS IS GOING FOR A ROLL-UP!!!!!!
Gavin Kickland: RANGER IS RUSHING TO GET THE PIN!!!
Deadprez: HE GETS SUPERKICKED BY THE GOOD DOCTOR!!!!
(Ding! Ding! Ding! )
(“We Will Rock You” by Artist Taylor Momsen, Maria Brink & Lizzie Hale plays over the PA system while Ronan Malosi is on his knees irate while Alexis rolls out of the ring laughing followed by Doctor Blue )
Gina Romano: The Winner of this bout: Alexis Chambers and Bethany Blue… The Maidens Of Malpractice!!!!
(We see Ryan Wilson toss the cellphone over the ring where Ronan Malosi quickly picks it up already pleading to get his job back but then he stops and looks at Ryan who is raising the arms of the winning team tonight. )
Ronan Malosi (off-mic): YOU MOTHERFUCKER!! NO ONE IS ON THAT PHONE!!!
Gavin Kirkland: It was a ruse???
Deadprez: HA!! So smart from the General Manager that is incredible I love this!
(The scene pans to Kyra Phillips in an undisclosed location at the Performance Center.)
Kyra Phillips: Hello everyone; we are TWO WEEKS away from Territorial Invasion. One of the most talked about matches of the entire event is our yearly War Games match. As of last week, we learned that it would be Justin Windgate, who takes that last spot, joining Jack Ripley and Hall of Famer, Xavier Williams in representing the Showdown brand against Dynasty’s Specialists Champion, Sarah Price and Liquid Swords, Impact and Mr. DEDEDE and Voltage’s Malcolm Jones, a newly resurrected Drake King and Ms. Cash in the Vault, Darcy May Morgan. Now, it’s already looking like a stealer match, but gentlemen, thank you for joining me.
(The camera pans to Team Showdown — Xavier Williams in the middle, Jack Ripley on Xavier’s right side and Justin Windgate with a blunt on Xavier’s left side.)
Jack Ripley: Pleasure to be here, Kyra.
Kyra Phillips: Now, when thinking about who would be representing Showdown at Territorial Invasion, I never did think that Ryan Wilson would consider to have the three of you in a team.
Jack Ripley: It shouldn’t be much of a surprise, Kyra; when you have two previous War Games winners in Xavier and myself, is it such a shock to put us in the same team?
Xavier Williams: When Ryan Wilson appointed me as a captain, I don’t think that he was expecting me to add Jack or Justin in my War Games team. I saw some hesitation with Ryan, when he gave me the trust to make the team, but I’m fully confident with the men that I selected.
(Xavier Williams looks at Jack Ripley before looking at Kyra Phillips.)
Xavier Williams: Jack Ripley was a no brainer for me. He entered War Games back in 2018 and was part of the winning team. He is a tag team specialists; capturing the Unified Tag Team Championships on THREE separate occasions, a record for this company. If there is any man who is able to make Team Showdown look like a cohesive unit and have us stand as a united force, it’s Jack Ripley. His performance against Jamie O’Hara at Midsummer Massacre was remarkable. To see a man go into the match, where the odds weren’t stacked in his favor and prove that he more than belonged to hang around in the main event scene is amazing. We have constantly seen him in the mid-card scene as a workhorse. He had a fantastic reign as National Elite Champion and I will say that he is one of the most under appreciated talents in this company. He’s constantly gotten himself the shitty end of stick. He’s had to watch talent after talent surpass him and get to that World Championship a lot faster than him, but he’s continued to keep his head up high and work hard. People give Jack a lot of shit about him “not being able to win the big” one, but there’s no doubt that he is a future World Champion. His moment is going to come.
(Xavier Williams looks at Justin Windgate with his blunt before looking back at Kyra Phillips.)
Xavier Williams: Just like Justin Windgate’s moment is going to come. I said it last week enough, he is a future World Champion. Ever since returning, he’s been on a whole other level since his return about a year ago. He won the Extreme Enigma Battle Royal at Road to Redemption; he won the New Breed Championship; he was this close to winning Cash in the Vault at Pain for Pride —
(A cough is heard from Jack Ripley. Perhaps, that match still strikes a cord with him.)
Xavier Williams: Anyway, Justin is someone who constantly works hard. Whenever he is placed in an opportunity like this, he manages to amaze anyone who watches him. He is a tremendous athlete and I wanted someone who was going to go into the match and give it everything that he has to offer. He is someone who is willing to put his body on the line for the sake of winning. I need people who are a bit like me in the way. Justin has been wrestling for a long, long time, yet, whenever he steps into the ring, he feels like one of the new guys in the back. There was not many people I would have trusted with an opportunity like this, but I trust Justin with this role and I hope that he shows everyone that he should be a champion in the future.
Kyra Phillips: This question is for Justin. Justin, did you ever see yourself getting this opportunity at Territorial Invasion?
Justin Windgate: There’s not a more satisfying feeling than to have all of your efforts in this craft being noticed. On Dynasty, I was overlooked by those like Darcy May Morgan and SOSA Henderson. There were occasions, where I felt like people weren’t paying attention to me, but I tried to remain as calm as possible. On Showdown, things have been a bit slow and boring for me. Despite defeating Jon Kelton at Midsummer Massacre, I still find myself like one of the lower card talents, who are just waiting for their one opportunity to make their own. Facing Xavier Williams last week, I had him beaten on a couple occasions, but I failed to walk out with the victory, but I walked out with something and that’s with Xavier recognizing me and my efforts. Xavier is one of the best. He has made stars like EAW Champion, Rex McAllister and former PURE Champion, Harlow Reichert. If there is someone who knows a thing or two about creating stars, it’s Xavier and for someone to see that within me, is surreal. Stepping into War Games with Xavier and Jack Ripley is going to be one of the most challenging matches of my career, but I’m more than pumped up to take part of the match. I feel the pressure. I can’t let Xavier regret ever letting me part of the team. I can’t let down Showdown or the EAW Universe. I can’t let myself down. I need to go into this match and help Team Showdown to victory.
Kyra Phillips: Now Jack, this is familiar territory for you as it is for Xavier, so how are you feeling about everything?
Jack Ripley: Me and Xavier are the ones with experience at War Games; however, I’m not going to be ignoring what someone like Mr. DEDEDE is going to bring to the table. He was part of the same winning team as me back in 2018. Not only that, but you add someone like Impact to the team and then, someone as loved as Sarah Price? That seems to be the winning combination. Just like with Voltage, you got Malcolm Jones, Drake King and Darcy May Morgan on the other team. What’s going to be the common thing that all of these people say towards me? “yOu hAvEn’T wOn a wOrLd tItLe” — excuse me for my immaturity, but this match is going to be nothing more than a dick measuring contest, where people try to talk down others while painting themselves as perfect. Have any of you heard some of the shit that the other teams have been saying about us?
Kyra Phillips: This kind of segues me to my question to Xavier. Xavier, on last week’s edition of Voltage, Malcolm Jones referred to you as lazy. Any response to that?
Xavier Williams: No.
Justin Windgate: :mjlol:!!!!!!!
Xavier Williams: Just messing around, but I wish he would have specified on WHY I was lazy instead of throwing insults left and right to hype up this match anymore than it already is. Why would Malcolm Jones call me lazy? Because I don’t scream and insult people in every video I post? Because I don’t walk around with a huge stick up my ass 24/7? I would rather remain calm in hectic situations instead of giving in to other people’s games? To him, it’s confusing on why someone like Ryan Wilson would trust me to be team captain of Team Showdown, when Captain Charisma doesn’t seem thrilled with Malcolm in anything Voltage related. I think that he was executing for his unique opportunity to revolve around a World Championship, but it seems like it’s going to be a while till he gets that match.
Jack Ripley: It seems like Drake King HANDING Malcolm Jones that briefcase at Bloodsport is kind of the story of Malcolm Jones’ career. Being handed things and never really having to work for the things that he wants. Same energy with DEDEDE and Impact. Both can put minimal effort and get World Championship reigns out of nowhere.
Justin Windgate: Their power. 🤤
Jack Ripley: :skip:
Justin Windgate: I don’t know about you guys, but I’m really looking forward to stepping into the ring against Darcy again. I feel like we have some unfinished business at Pain for Pride.
Jack Ripley: I rather off myself than suffer through another Darcy May Morgan promo. Her twenty three videos during Pain for Pride week were horrific…
Justin Windgate: Wasn’t it twenty-five?
Xavier Williams: Come on guys, I bet her videos aren’t bad.
Justin and Jack: Yes, they are.
Jack Ripley: Not gonna lie, but I hated your videos too, Justin.
Justin Windgate: Are you not aware of how much time, dedication and blunts it took to make my videos? :wtf:
(Before Justin Windgate and Jack Ripley could begin bickering for that ridiculous reason, Xavier Williams halts both of these men.)
Xavier Williams: Gentlemen, calm down. This is what the other brands want from us. They want us to be as divided as possible because it increases their chances of winning.
(Jack Ripley and Justin Windgate calm themselves down, trying to brush off any pettiness that these men felt moments ago.)
Xavier Williams: My daughter has more maturity than the two of you combined. 😒
Kyra Phillips: ANYWAY, how about we conclude this interview with asking the three of you how much winning War Games would mean to you?
Jack Ripley: It would mean that I can win when it matters. There are a few people who don’t believe that I can win when it matters. I can win a simple match on Showdown, but when it comes to big matches like title matches or War Games, I may drop the ball on the opportunity. I know I’m an amazing athlete. As Xavier said in the beginning of this interview, I am one of the most under appreciated talents in this company. I am constantly being overlooked because they wanna cater to some of these new talents, who drop the ball eight out of ten times. How has that worked out for you, EAW? Not as well as they hoped. I’m not meaning to sound bitter, but I’m going into War Games to impress. I really want to help fight to get Showdown their first victory. Dynasty won in 2018. Voltage won last year and now, it’s Showdown’s turn.
Xavier Williams: Not only do I keep my undefeated streak intact, but I proved that I made the right choice by returning in May. I don’t think that people were expecting much from me. They weren’t expecting me to defeat Harlow Reichert. They were expecting for me to defeat Raven Roberts; however, I keep racking up these victories, but not much people are noticing that, but I like flying underneath the radar. I don’t need to make the most noise. I don’t need to talk about this small undefeated streak of mine. I got into each match and prove that I am one of the best for a reason. Winning at Territorial Invasion, would solidify that even more.
Justin Windgate: Much like Xavier, it proves to me that I made the right choice to return to EAW about a year ago. It’s crazy because I was part of the ‘Dynasty versus The World’ match at Territorial Invasion last year. Now, I’m main eventing the entire event. Winning this match proves that Xavier calling me a future World Champion isn’t just something that he used to butter me up to join him, but it’s a fact. People see me as nothing more than someone who smokes weed. There’s not many people who may believe that I have what it takes to be a World Champion, but I do. At Territorial Invasion, Showdown plans to turn a lot of doubters into believers. I’m WINDGATE 4:20, that’s Jack Ripley and he’s Xavier Williams and if you’re not a member of Team Showdown, then be prepared for the smoke.
Kyra Phillips: :whew: Enough said. Thank you gentlemen for your time.
(Commercial break promoting the War Games Match at Territorial Invasion.)
Gina Romano: The following match is scheduled for ONE FALL!!!
Gina Romano: Introducing first…from Dallas, Texas…weighing in at two-hundred and ten pounds…he is The Chosen One…MR. TWENTY-FOUR/SEVEN….JOOOON KEEEEELLLLTTOOOONNNN!!!
(‘Last Strike’ by Polo G pumps through the soundsystem as the fans give out a mixed reaction of cheers and boos, but a decent pop none-the-less. Jon kelton walks out of the back with a smile on his face)
Gavin Kirkland: Future Champion right here, folks! He’s going to make quick work of Ripley!
Eve: I don’t think Ripley is going down that easy.
(Jon slides into the ring under the bottom rope and quickly jumps to his feet. He looks out onto the crowd, his arms out wide in appreciation of himself)
Gina Romano: And his opponent…
(Kelton’s music quickly cuts out and is replaced by ‘BxMxC’ by Babymetal. Fans pop LOUDLY)
Gavin Kirkland: They don’t know what’s good for them!
Gina Romano: …from Las Vegas, Nevada…weighing in at two-houndred and two pounds…the Straight Shoot…the Rip Daddy…JACK RIIIIIPPPLLEEEEEEEEYYYYYYY!!!
(Jack Ripley steps out of the back and stands at the entrance ramp for a mere second or two, before running down to the ring and quickly sliding in under the ropes)
Deadprez: Jack Ripley jumps to his feet…AND BEGINS TO PUMMEL JON KELTON INTO THE CORNER!!! THE MATCH HASN’T EVEN OFFICIALLY STARTED!!!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Deadprez: Ripley catches Kelton off guard with that quick attack. Jack steps back…HUGE CHOP TO THE CHEST OF JON KELTON!!! AND ANOTHER…AND ANOTHER…AND ANOTHER!!! Ripley steps away as Kelton’s chest is lit up! Jon steps forward…AND RIPLEY LUNGES FORWARD WITH ‘YOU’LL FLOAT TOO!’ BUT MISSES!!! Kelton ducked to the side AND THROWS A SHOULDER INTO JACK’S PIVOT LEG, SENDING HIM DOWN TO THE MAT! Kelton back up. He runs, bouncing off the ropes HUGE DROPKICK TO THE SIDE OF JACK’S HEAD!!!
Eve: Kelton back up and he looks out onto the crowd…brushing off both shoulders.
Gavin Kirkland: Look at that SWAG!!!
Deadprez: Kelton turns around and grabs Jack…pulling him to his feet. He pushes Ripley towards the ropes, which Ripley bounces off…AND IS MET WITH A HUGE BOOT TO THE FACE!!! NO!!! RIPLEY LATCHES ONTO THE ROPES! Kelton puts both feet on the gr- RIPLEY OUT OF NOWHERE WITH AN ENZIGURI!!! KELTON STUMBLES SIDEWAYS AND DROPS TO A KNEE. Jack takes a step back…and runs forward…DAYLIGHT SLAYING TIME!!! DAYLIGHT SLAYING TIME!!! RIPLEY DROPS DOWN FOR THE COVER!!!
Gavin Kirkland: NO! Kelton with the kickout! Ripley quickly gets back upright. Kelton up right behind him. Jack turns…kick to the gut, causing him to bend over! Jon grabs Ripley around the waist…picks him up for a powerbomb…BUT RIPLEY REPLIES WITH MULTIPLE PUNCHES TO KELTON’S HEAD! Kelton drops Jack and he lands on his feet…Kelton charges forward…SPINNING LARIAT…BUT RIPLEY DUCKS!!! Ripley runs forward, jumps up onto the ropes…SPRINGBOARD MOONSAULT! BUT KELTON DUCKS RUNS PAST IT AND RIPLEY LANDS ON HIS FEET!!! Kelton turns around…kick to the gut by Ripley…kick to the jaw by Ripley…ELBOW TO THE SIDE OF THE HEAD BY RIPLEY! Jack Ripley pulls back AND LUNGES FORWARD WITH A RIGHT HOOK…BUT KELTON DUCKS IT!!! Ripley spins around, turning his back to Mr. Twenty-Four/Seven. Kelton lunges forward and grabs Ripley…SPOILER ALERT!!! SPOILER ALERT!!! KELTON HOOKS RIPLEY’S LEG!!!
Deadprez: And RIPLEY with the kickout this time!
Eve: Kelton quickly climbs to his feet. He reaches down and pulls Ripley to his feet. Uh-oh, he hooks Jack’s arms behind his back…this could be the end. Jon his Ripley set up for it…EGO TRIP!!! NO! JACK IS BACK DOWN ON HIS FEET. HE LIFTS KELTON UP AND TOSSES HIM WITH A BACK BODY DROP OVER THE ROPES!!! KELTON CRASHES DOWN HARD ON THE MATS OUTSIDE OF THE RING!!! Jack takes a few steps back…changes course and starts running…AND JUMPS…BUT JON KELTON MOVES OUT OF THE WAY AND RIPLEY MISSES HIS SUICIDE DIVE MARK, CRASHING INTO THE BOTTOM OF THE PLEXIGLASS WALL!!!
Ref (Off mic): ONE!
Eve: That didn’t look pleasant! Kelton uses the wall to balance himself as he gets back up to his feet. He reaches down and pulls a semi-lethargic Jack Ripley to his feet…and SLAMS his face into the Plexiglass. The fans are booing Kelton as he grinds Ripley’s face into the plexiglass. Is…is that a smile on his face?
Deadprez: Well they have been going at it all week.
Gavin Kirkland: Kelton pulls Ripley from the plexiglass, turns…AND WHIPS JACK INTO THE RING POST!!! RIPLEY STUMBLES BACKWARDS. Kelton runs up and pushes him up onto the apron…then into the ring. Quickly Jon climbs up onto the apron, grabbing the ropes and looking out onto the crowd.
Crowd (Off mic): RIP-LEY! RIP-LEY! RIP-LEY!
Jon Kelton (Off mic): KEL-TON! KEL-TON! KEL-TON!
Crowd (Off mic): FUCK-YOU-KEL-TON! CLAP! CLAP! CLAP-CLAP-CLAP!
Jon Kelton (Off mic): TWENTY-FOUR-SE-VEN! CLAP! CLAP! CLAP-CLAP-CLAP!
Eve: Kelton mocking the fans cheers for Ripley. AND RIPLEY WITH A SHOULDER TO KELTON’S GUT OUT OF NOWHERE!!! Kelton STILL holds on tightly. Ripley pulls back…AND ANOTHER SHOULDER TO THE ABDOMEN! Kelton loses his grip with one hand…but grabs back on. RIPLEY WITH ANOTHER SHOULDER THROUGH THE ROPES! KELTON LOSES GRIP WITH HIS OTHER HAND…BUT MANAGES TO GRAB BACK ONTO THE ROPES! Ripley moves back one more time…AND LUNGES FORWARD WITH ANOTHER SHOULDER, BUT KELTON SLINGSHOTS OVER THE ROPES…GRABBING RIPLEY AND ROLLING HIM UP FOR THE PIN!!!
Deadprez: And RIPLEY with the kickout! Kelton AND Ripley back up to their feet. Kelton charges Ripley…AND RIPLEY WITH A HIP TOSS! Kelton jumps back up…charges again…ANOTHER HIP TOSS! Kelton back up once more…charges…ANOTHER HIP T- KELTON LANDS ON HIS FEET! He holds onto Jack’s arm and maneuvers to grab his other arm…spins Ripley around…AVADA KEDAVRA!!! KELTON JUST HIT RIPLEY WITH THE AVADA KEDAVRA!!! THIS IS IT!!! Kelton drops for the cover.
Gavin Kirkland: NO! HOW THE HELL DID RIPLEY KICKOUT OF THAT!!! HOW IN THE BLUE HELL DID HE MANAGE TO KICK OUT AFTER THE AVADA KEDAVRA!!!
Eve: Kelton sits up and he looks in absolute shock. He thought he had Ripley down for the count. But its going to take a lot more than a few fancy moves to put down Jack Ripley.
Gavin Kirkland: Kelton climbs back up to his feet and looks down at Ripley who just rolled over onto his knees. He reaches down and grabs Jack, pulling him to his feet…RIPLEY REACHES UP AND GRABS KELTON…JUMPING SHOULDER JAWBREAKER!!! THE FORCE OF WHICH JUST LAUNCHED KELTON HEAD OVER HILLS, DOING A THREE-SIXTY ONTO HIS STOMACH!!!
(Fans pop again, loudly)
Deadprez: Ripley is back up to his feet and he stumbles over to the corner. He turns and looks at Jon Kelton who is slowly pushing himself up. Ripley bends down slightly…watching Kelton move around. Could he be getting ready to end this match?
Gavin Kirkland: Kelton slowly back up onto his feet. Ripley waiting…and waiting…Kelton turns towards him…YOU’LL FLOAT- NO! KELTON MOVES OUT OF THE WAY AND GRABS RIPLEY AROUND THE WAIST! GERMAN SUPLEX BUT RIPLEY LANDS ON HIS FEET. Ripley grabs the ropes as Kelton is back up. Kelton turns around…MOONSAULT OFF THE ROPES BY THE STRAIGHT SHOOTER! RIPLEY TRIES FOR THE QUICK COVER!
Eve: Kickout! Ripley wastes no time though, flipping up onto his feet. He grabs Kelton, pulling him to his feet…and WHIPS him chest first into the turnbuckle! Kelton hits hard, grabbing his chest as he backs away from the corner. BUT RIPLEY OUT OF NOWHERE WITH A RUNNING DOUBLE KNEE STRIKE TO THE BACK OF KELTON! MR. TWENTY-FOUR/SEVEN COLLAPSES TO THE MAT! RIPLEY WITH ANOTHER QUICK COVER!!!
Deadprez: NO! Kelton kicks out!!! Ripley moves off of Kelton and BOTH MEN FLIP UP ONTO THEIR FEET! Ripley charges Kelton AND CHOPS HIM HARD IN THE CHEST…sending Kelton into the ropes. Jack continues the attack…WITH ANOTHER CHOP! AND ANOTHER! AND ANOTHER!
Gavin Kirkland: Jack steps back and lunges forward, WITH ANOTHER CHOP! BUT KELTON CATCHES HIM OFF GUARD WITH A KICK TO THE GUT! He grabs the bent over Ripley, locking his arms behind Jack’s back. THIS COULD BE IT!!!
Eve: RIPLEY SLIPS OUT!!! He spins around Kelton and lands a kick to the midsection. Oh BOY…he has Kelton set-up for the Ripple Effect!!! He spins around and lifts Kelton up into the air…BUT KELTON IS TRYING TO THROW HIS WAIT AROUND…CAUSING RIPLEY TO LEAN FORWARD…AND THE MOMENTUM HAS SHIFTED AS KELTON IS DOWN ONTO HIS FEET!!! KELTON LETS OUT A SCREAM…AND LIFTS RIPLEY UP INTO HIS OWN VERSION…POETIC JUSTICE!!! POETIC JUSTICE!!! KELTON JUST REVERSED THE RIPPLE EFFECT INTO POETIC JUSTICE!!!
Deadprez: Both men look spent…but Kelton is slowly pulling himself to his feet, using the ropes. He reaches down and pulls Jack to his feet…but he pulls him over, picks him up…and sits him on the top turnbuckle. What is head doing?
Gavin Kirkland: Kelton himself steps up onto the first rope…then onto the second rope. He stands Ripley up…uh-oh…he puts his arm around Jack’s neck…JUMPS TO THE TOP ROPE…SPANISH F- NO!!!!!!!!!!
Eve: RIPLEYJUST GRABBED KELTON AROUND THE WAIST AND BELLY TO BELLY SUPLEXED HIM FROM THE TOP TURNBUCKLE TO THE MAT ON THE OUTSIDE!!! NEITHER MAN IS MOVING!!!
Ref (Off mic): ONE!
Deadprez: I think we may need a medic…neither Ripley nor Kelton have moved an inch yet.
Gavin Kirkland: WAIT…KELTON IS STARTING TO MOVE HIS HEAD!!!
Eve: And SO IS RIPLEY!
Deadprez: Well it doesn’t matter…because I don’t think either of them are going to be even close.
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Deadprez: Told you.
Eve: Well the medics are rushing down the ramp right now. Both of these men gave it their all here tonight and both need some quick medical attention to make sure they are okay!
Gina Romano: Ladies and gentlemen…due to a DOUBLE COUNTOUT…this match has been ruled a NO CONTEST!!!
Gavin Kirkland: Double countout?!??! :noah: We can’t end things like this.
(The camera pans to Jon Kelton, who is sitting himself up, feeling disappointed that he could defeat Jack Ripley. Meanwhile, Jack is feeling pissed off that he couldn’t put away Jon. Both men wanted nothing more than to gain the upper hand for Territorial Invasion and prove that they are worthy to be part of their respective team, but it didn’t happen.)
(Both men are being assisted back to their feet as they head to the back before we move on with the show.)
(‘If Ya Smell’ by Adam Massacre plays throughout the Performance Center as The Woogieman walks down to the ring with the Big Boogie Bhampionship over his shoulder and a microphone in his hand as the crowd cheers upon his entering of the ring)
The Woogieman: I’m not going to waste anyone’s time, let alone my own- so I’m going to make this short and sweet. Last week I issued a challenge to anyone who thought themselves man enough to take the Big Boogie Bhampionship off The Woog…this week I’m out here to do the same. So I’m done with talking. Anyone that wants a shot at my Big Boogie Bhampionship- come on down, this is your chance right here right now.
(The Woogieman throws the microphone and the Big Boogie Bhampionship on the canvas as he intently focuses his attention on the entrance ramp.)
(Fifteen seconds pass.)
(The lights in the Performance Center dim as ‘ Forgive Me’ by Versus The World blasts over the PA System. Meanwhile, we see the outline of a figure we can’t decipher appear at the top of the ramp.)
(The mystery opponent starts moving further down the ramp as ‘Forgive Me’ continues playing in the background before he enters the ring and gets right in The Woogieman’s face.)
(The lights return to normal as we see The Woogieman reach down to pick up the microphone he threw down earlier as ‘Forgive Me’ fades in the background.)
The Woogieman: And, who the hell exactly are yo-
(The hooded figure snatches the microphone out of Woogieman’s hand before removing his hood to reveal himself as …)
Deadprez: :damn: UNDEFINED? FORMER HOLDER OF THE 24/7 CONTRACT!?!?!
Eve: WOOGIEMAN HAS NO IDEA WHAT HE’S IN FOR HERE TONIGHT!
Gavin Kirkland: Can they just get this sure-to-be dumpster fire over with already…
Undefined: I am everything you’re not “Woogieman” I’m great. I am a winner in my own right. Hell, I’m sort of a legend around here. I’m Undefined!!!!
Everyone on commentary: :usure: !!!!
Undefined: So the question isn’t who I am- the question should be, who the hell are you!?
(The Woogieman snatches the microphone back from Undefined.)
The Woogieman: Let that be the first and last time, you or anyone else attempts to snatch or take anything- AND I MEAN ANYTHING from The Woog. But, I know who you are. Maybe, I should have been more specific when I initially asked my question because what I wanted to know was…WHO THE HELL DO YOU THINK YOU ARE? You’re no legend. You’re no winner. You’re still a nobody, even ten, eleven, or however the hell many years later it’s been since you debuted in this place. But I’ll tell you one thing, it doesn’t matter to me, how long you’ve been here, who you are, or even where the hell you’ve been for the last decade- you, just like Shaker Jones last week will still fall to me.
(Undefined calls for the microphone to retort as The Woogieman launches the microphone hard into the chest of Undefined who groans before continuing to speak.)
Undefined: Tough talk from a man who’s only competition to date was a Spanish commentator. But, I’ll play along with Woogie, because even if you do manage to beat me here tonight, I’ve got a friend that’s been itching to take you out. But no worries, he’ll have to wait another time because I’m taking your Big Boogie Bhampionship here tonight!
(Undefined throws the microphone on the ground before completely removing his hoodie and tossing it outside the ring as a referee enters the ring to start the match.)
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Deadprez: UNDEFINED AND WOOGIEMAN LOCK UP WITH ONE ANOTHER AS, WOOGIEMAN SHIFTS HIS WEIGHT AND OUTMANEUVERS UNDEFINED, LOCKING HIS ARMS AROUND UNDEFINED’S WAIST AND DRIVING HIM TO THE CANVAS!
Eve: WOOGIEMAN DOESN’T STOP THERE HE SENDING KNEE’S INTO THE BACK AND SIDE OF THE GROUNDED UNDEFINED AND ALL UNDEFINED CAN DO IS SCREAM OUT IN AGONY AND FRUSTRATION!
Gavin Kirkland: Wait… Undefined slides out from Woogies grip- WELL ATLEAST HE’S TRYING TO… HE’S SENDING ELBOW AFTER ELBOW TO THE HEAD AND TEMPLE OF THE BIG BOOGIE BHAMPION… god I hate saying that..
Deadprez: WOOGIEMAN RELEASES HIS GRIP AND NOW IT’S UNDEFINED WHO’S ON THE OFFENSIVE AS HE RUSHES WOOGIEMAN AND KNOCKS HIM DOWN WITH A HUGE LARIAT CLOTHESLINE! WOOGIE MAY HAVE BEEN TURNED INSIDE OUT THERE- WAIT UNDEFINEDS CALLING FOR WOOGIE TO GET UP AGAIN… WOOGIE GETS UP AND TURNS AROUND…
Eve: — ANOTHER LARIAT CLOTHESLINE BUT THIS TIME WOOGIE LANDS ON THE BACK OF HIS HEAD AND THIS ONE COULD BE OVER IF UNDEFINED CHOOSES TO GO FOR THE PIN!!!!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: WHAT THE HELL IS THIS IDIOT DOING?!?! HE’S NOT GOING FOR THE PIN????!!?! YOU BASICALLY JUST KNOCKED HIS HEAD OFF HIS SHOULDERS PIN HIM!!!!
Deadprez: WAIT A MINUTE- I’VE SEEN THIS BEFORE! I’VE SEEN UNDEFINED TO THIS BEFORE!!! HE’S IN THE CORNER STALKING WOOGIEMAN!!!! HE’S CALLING FOR THE BIG BOOGIE BHAMPION TO GET TO HIS FEET AND WOOGIE IS AS GROGGY AS EVER BUT HE’S APPROACHING HIS FEET… HE’S USING THE ROPES TO MAKE IT BACK UP AND HE DOES… WOOGIE TURNS AROUND INTO A — A DEVASTATING SPEAR THAT NEARLY BREAKS HIM IN HALF!!!!
Eve: UNDEFINED GOT ALL OF THAT SPEAR AND WOOGIE IS MOTIONLESS ON THE GROUND AS UNDEFINED CRAWLS OVER FOR THE COVER!!!! THIS IS IT!!! NEW BHAMPION!!!
Gavin Kirkland: WHAT THE HELL??? KICK OUT AT TWO AND A HALF FOR WOOGIEMAN?! HOW THE HELL DID HE KICK OUT OF THAT? THAT SPEAR WAS ABOUT AS PRECISE AS ANY I’VE SEEN IT WAS DAMN NEAR AS GOOD AS ONE OF Mr.DEDEDE!!!! AND WOOGIEMAN KICKS OUT OF IT AT 2!!!?
Deadprez: UNDEFINED ISN’T HAPPY AT ALL WITH THE REFEREE INSINUATING THAT HE REFS COUNT WAS SLOW ON PURPOSE BUT NONETHELESS HE RETURNS BACK TO THE CORNER!!! UNDEFINED WILL SPEAR WOOGIEMAN ALL NIGHT IF HE HAS TO AND I THINK ANOTHER PINPOINT ACCURATE SPEAR LIKE THE ONE WE SAW MOMENTS BEFORE WILL PUT AN END TO WOOGIEMANS NIGHT AND HIS BIG BOOGIE BHAMPIONSHIP REIGN!!!
Eve: UNDEFINED IS SEETHING!! HE’S YELLING FOR WOOGIE TO GET UP- BUT THE CHAMPION HAS TO BE HURTING! WAIT A MINUTE— WOOGIE IS ON HIS FEET. WOOGIE TURNS AROUND INTO A –
Gavin Kirkland: A SPEAR–
Deadprez: NO. WOOGIE COUNTERS!! WOOG BOTTOM! WOOG BOTTOM CONNECTS ON UNDEFINED! BUT WOOGIE ISNT GOING FOR THE PIN! WOOGIE INSTEAD PICKS UNDEFINED UP AND— WAIT A MINUTE WHERE THE HELL IS WOOGIE GOING?!?!?!?
Eve: WOOGIEMAN IS WALKING OVER TO THE CORNER… WAIT IS HE? HE IS. WOOGIE SEATS UNDEFINED ON THE SECOND TURNBUCKLE BEFORE CLIMBING OVER HIM AND STANDING ATOP THE FIRST TURNBUCKLE! WHAT THE HELL IS WOOGIEMAN PLANNING!?!?
Gavin Kirkland: Most likely- something idiotic. But nonetheless, it’ll be fun to see one of them get hurt :mjlol: !
DeadPrez: .. :russwtf:.. WOOGIEMAN IS ON THE TOP ROPE… AND HE REACHES DOWN TO PULL UNDEFINED UP FROM THE SECOND ROPE ONTO THE TOP ROPE WITH HIM… WOOGIE PLACES HIS ARM ACROSS THE CHEST OF UNDEFINED…. WAIT A MINUTE!!! AVALANCHE WOOG BOTTOM FROM THE TOP ROPE!!! WOOGIE JUST ABSOLUTELY PLANTED UNDEFINED AND NOW WE HAVE THE COVER!!!
(DING! DING! DING!)
Gina Romano: HERE IS YOUR WINNER AND STILL…. BIG BOOGIE BHAMPION….. THE WOOGIEMAN!!!!!!!
(‘If Ya Smell’ by Adam Massacre plays as The Woogieman is handed his Big Boogie Bhampionship before he climbs out the ring and walks up the ramp holding it high in the air for everyone to see.)
Deadprez: What an effort shown by Woogieman here tonight! Although he successfully defended his title here tonight you’ve got to wonder about that mysterious friend Undefined was talking about that wanted a piece of The Woog.
Eve: I am very curious but beyond that. Congratulations Woogieman, excellent title defense!
Gavin Kirkland: Ehh, I guess it was better than last week. But not a whole lot better. But still better :wow:
(Camera shows The Woogieman with a smile on his face and the Big Boogie Bhampionship over his shoulder before he turns to walk to the back as the camera cuts to a commercial break.)
(Commercial for Applebee’s featuring Ronan Malosi.)
(Showdown returns from commercial break with Gina Romano inside 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….HAAAARRRLOOOOOOWWWW REEEEEEIIICCHEEEEERRRRTTTT!!!
(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, almost with a careless swagger to herself, looking out onto the EAW crowd. Slowly, Harlow makes her way down the ramp, feeling as confident than ever about this match.)
Gavin Kirkland: THE ICE QUEEN IS IN THE HOUSE!!!
Deadprez: Calm down there, bucko.
(Harlow slides into the ring under the bottom rope and pops up quickly, removing her sunglasses and tossing them into the crowd. 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.)
(Harlow’s music fades out as she gets down off the turnbuckle, stretching her arms and watching the entrance.)
Gina Romano: And her opponent…
(‘Young and Bitter’ by Hot Tag Media fills the arena.)
Gina Romano: …standing at one-hundred and ninety seven pounds…from Long Island, New York…beginning accompanied to the ring by his manager Albert Hitchman…THE WRESTLING MACHINE…LUCAS JOOOOOOOOHNNNNNNNSSSSSOOOOOOONNNN!!!
(Lucas steps out of the back, followed closely behind by Albert Hitchman. Lucas has a pair of headphones on, but his focus is directly on Harlow who stands in the ring.)
Gavin Kirkland: How did this wonderful specifiman lose to that idiot DeMarco last week?
Eve: Same way Harlow beat Cage. Two people step into the ring, one wins…one loses. Please don’t start your garbage already.
(Lucas slides into the ring under the bottom rope and is quickly up to his feet, taking off his Beets by Dre headphones and tossing them over the ropes to Albert who waits on the outside.)
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Deadprez: And our match is off! Both Lucas and Harlow meet in the middle of the ring, instantly locking up. Lucas has a size advantage over Ms. Reichert, but that has not stopped Harlow from destroying her opponents in the past.
Gavin Kirkland: I-
Eve: NO! Harlow gains the advantage, with a STIFF knee into Lucas’ abdomen. Johnson lets go of Harlow and doubles over, only to be met with ANOTHER knee…but THIS time to the face. Lucas drops down to one knee. Harlow runs over and bounces off the ropes, getting a full head of steam as she comes flying back towards Lucas…DROPKICK AND THE BLUEPRINT CRUMPLES COMPLETELY TO THE MAT! ONE OF HIS LEGS IS UNDER THE ROPES! Harlow quickly back to her feet. She walks over and grabs Lucas Johnson, pulling up back up to a doubled-over standing position. She hooks her arms onto his back…oh no…this early?
Gavin Kirkland: THE DIVINE COMEDY!!! HARLOW JUST BROKE LUCAS IN TWO WITH THE DIVINE COMEDY!!! HARLOW GOES FOR THE EARLY PIN!!!
Gavin Kirkland: HOW THE HELL DID HE KICK OUT OF THAT?!?!?
Deadprez: Lucas Johnson isn’t going down that easy.
Gavin Kirkland: But…but…it was The Divine Comedy!!!
Eve: Harlow back up to her feet, quickly running over and climbing the turnbuckle. She turns to Lucas who is still flat on his back…jumps…DIVING FOOT STOMP! BUT LUCAS MOVES!!! Harlow stomps down hard and her knee buckles! Harlow turns and LUCAS IS BACK UP ONTO HIS FEET!!! LUCAS CHARGES HER! SHINING WIZARD!!!
Deadprez: Lucas doesn’t seem to want to take the early bait though. He is back up to his feet and grabs Harlow, pulling her back up to hers. Lucas grabs her arm tightly…and gets her in a wristlock! Harlow bends down, trying to alleviate some of the pain, but she still looks like she is hurting. Wait…Harlow is back upright…AND DOES A FLIP FORWARD, PULLING HER ARM AWAY FROM LUCAS!! Harlow turns quickly…swings at Lucas with a right hook…but Johnson ducks underneath, grabbing Harlow as he stands back up…RUSSIAN LEG SWEEP!!! Lucas quickly maneuvers on the ground…AND GETS HARLOW IN AN ANKLE LOCK!!! LUCAS IS APPLYING THE PRESSURE HARD ONTO HARLOW’S ANKLE!!! But Harlow is looking cool, calm, and collected. Lucas wrenches that ankle EVEN TIGHTER!
Eve: The Ice Queen is reaching for the ropes…but Lucas pulls her away from them to the middle of the ring! He loosens his hold to get a better grip…BUT HARLOW USES THAT TO SLIP OUT!!! She jumps to her feet and turns around to see a charging Lucas Johnson…Harlow drops down…LEG SWEEP and Lucas drops to the mat. Harlow quickly gets to her feet, runs and bounces off the ropes…jumps…DOUBLE FOOT STOMP TO THE BACK LUCAS JOHNSON”S HEAD!!!
Deadprez: Harlow fast to stand back up. She begins to LAY into the downed Lucas Johnson with some nice boots to his ribs. Lucas flips over onto his back, holding his side in pain. Harlow stops with the boots and runs over to the corner…climbing to the top turnbuckle in a flash. She turns to look at Johnson…jumps…WUTHERING HEIGHTS!!! BUT LUCAS SLID TO THE OUTSIDE OF THE RING AND HARLOW COMES DOWN HARD!!!
Eve: She looked like she bounced a good foot off the ground after that impact.
Gavin Kirkland: Lucas slides back into the ring, quickly going over and grabbing the leg of Ms. Reichert…BUT SHE IS FIGHTING BACK!!! LUCAS TRYING TO GRAB HER FOR THE TWISTER LOCK…BUT HARLOW WILL NOT GO QUIETLY!!! Lucas gives up on the lock, letting go, but quickly turning and running towards the ropes. He bounces off and comes flying back…HARLOW DUCKS AND LUCAS JUMPS OVER HER!
Deadprez: Wasn’t much…she still is just on her knees.
Gavin Kirkland: Lucas hits the other ropes and comes flying back. Harlow ducks down again, BUT LUCAS SLAMS INTO HER WITH A DROP KICK TO THE SIDE OF HER HEAD!!! LUCAS WITH THE COVER!
Eve: KICKOUT! Harlow is holding the side of her face where Lucas kicked her, but she did manage to get out of the pin! Lucas back up to his feet, looking down at the slow moving Harlow. She makes it up to her knees…and finally up to her feet. AND LUCAS POUNCES!!! HE GRABS HER ARM AND DROPS THEM BOTH TO THE GROUND! HE IS TRYING TO LOCK IN THE MACHINE BREAK!!! HARLOW IS FIGHTING HARD!
Deadprez: Harlow lifts her head…AND HEADBUTTS LUCAS SQUARE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CHEST, CAUSING HIM TO LET GO OF HER BAD ARM!!!
Gavin Kirkland: He could have done some real damage there! That was the arm she hurt at Pain For Pride.
Deadprez: Lucas and Harlow slowly back up…Harlow still holding her head from the dropkick…Lucas pressing on his chest where Harlow just headbutted him. Lucas Johnson gets the jump on Harlow, grabbing her around the abdomen, but Harlow is fighting back! She manages to push her arm in between Lucas’s arm and her waist…breaking up the hold. But she grabs his arm and turns…getting HIM in an armbar! She ducks under it…AND THEN DROPS…PUSHING DOWN ON THE TOP OF HIS ARM, FORCING HIM TO HIS KNEES!!! She pushes down even harder and Lucas is now chest down on the ground, while she sits…WRENCHING that arm!
Eve: Wait…Harlow moves and presses his arm against his back. She is trying to move her own body so that she could probably switch him to the Great Expectations submission hold she does so well. WAIT…LUCAS HAS MANAGED TO GET ONTO HIS KNEES! He uses his free arm to grab Harlow around the neck…AND FLIPS HER OVER ONTO HER BACK…LETTING HIS OTHER ARM FREE! Harlow quickly sits up…and both of them jump back to their feet. Harlow charges with a clothesline, but Lucas ducks. She turns around…AND LUCAS WITH A RUNNING CLOTHESLINE OF HIS OWN…BUT HARLOW DUCKS AS WELL!!! Both competitors run in opposite directions…bounce of the ropes on the opposite sides of the ring…come charging at each other…DOUBLE CLOTHESLINE AND BOTH OF THEM ARE FLAT ON THEIR BACKS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE RING!!!
Gavin Kirkland: Harlow rolls over onto her stomach and reaches for the rope to help pull herself up. Meanwhile Lucas is just trying to reach for the rope himself. Both of them grab it and are slowly pulling themselves up to their knees…then to their feet. Lucas goes running to the other side of the ring, bounces off the ropes…Harlow turns…AND SHE SENDS HIM OVER THE ROPES WITH A BACK BODY DROP!!!
Deadprez: BUT HE GRABBED THE ROPES AND MANAGED TO LAND ON THE APRON!!!
Gavin Kirkland: Harlow turns around…Lucas springboards himself onto the top rope…he jumps…OVER Harlow…BUT GRABS HER ON HIS WAY DOWN AND ROLLS HER UP FOR THE QUICK PIN!!!
Eve: Harlow with the obvious kickout! She looks pissed though as she is up to her feet before Lucas. She grabs Lucas, pulling him to his feet…she whips him to the corner and he hits HARD back first. Harlow charges at him…AND JUMPS FOR THE SPLASH…BUT LUCAS GRABS HER AND TOSSES HER UP AND OVER HIM!!! SHE LANDS ON THE TOP IN A SITTING POSITION!!! Lucas turns and climbs up onto the ropes…grabbing Harlow and forcing her to turn face forward towards the ring. HE JUMPS AND GOES FOR THE HURRICAN-NO!!! HARLOW PUSHES HIM AWAY IN MID JUMP!!! LUCAS CRASHES DOWN TO THE MAT IN A CRUMPLED MESS!!!
Deadprez: Harlow quickly gets to her feet…WUTHERING HEIGHTS!!! WUTHERING HEIGHTS ONTO THE DOWNED LUCAS JOHNSON!!! HARLOW HOOKS HIS LEG…
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
(Fans pop loudly.)
Gina Romano: And your winner…HARLOW…REIIIIICHHEEEEERRRTTT!!!
Gavin Kirkland: Thicclow picks up another victory since her return! If there is anyone in Brand Warfare that these other brands need to be on a look out for, it’s Harlow Reichert!
(‘Tougher Colder Killer’ by El-P featuring Killer Mike and Despot plays through the speakers as the socially distanced Showdown crowd boos as Lethal Consequences comes out with a chill look on his face.)
Gina Romano: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN…PLEASE WELCOME AT THIS TIME… ‘THE INEVITABLE’… LETHAL CONSEQUENCES!!!!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: Before we move onto our main event, we are going to hear a couple words from the number one contender for the Answers World Championship, Lethal Consequences!
Eve: Let me remind everyone that LC managed to win the match back at Midsummer Massacre by defeating Dr. Bethany Blue, Jake Smith and Cage in a fatal-4-way. People were quite surprised to see that happen, but LC didn’t seem quite surprised.
Deadprez: This little feud between Jamie O’Hara and Lethal Consequences got a little personal last week on Dynasty. Jamie went onto Dynasty and had a few words with Lethal Consequences. Things got quite heated with the two men, but it led to Jamie getting the upper hand.
Gavin Kirkland: LC isn’t probably happy with how things panned out for him last week, but now, it seems like it’s his turn to walk onto his opponent’s brand.
(The camera pans to Lethal Consequences already inside the squared circle as he grabs the mic from Gina Romano. ‘Tougher Colder Killer’ fades as LC begins to speak.)
Lethal Consequences: There’s a ton of people who prayed for my downfall.
(The crowd goes silent.)
Lethal Consequences: There are a ton of people who would have liked for me to stay in the lane that they’ve made for me; to never touch the main event level and become a World Champion. There are a ton of people who tried to keep me as low on the card as they possibly could because they didn’t like anything that I had to say about how things were run around here. I asked about Midsummer Massacre and it was: “we’re gonna punish you for that!” When I returned a couple years ago, it was difficult to get myself out of the hole that I was pushed down too. It was difficult to get all of these people to not slander the name of “Lethal Consequences” and for me to be treated like the legend I know that I am.
Lethal Consequences: “LC can’t hang in the new era!” “LC should pack his belongings and call it a day!” I’ve heard these jamokes drag my name through the mud and insult everything about me. They wanna come up with their own little narratives about how I don’t belong here with them. These past two seasons were the darkest times of my career and like I said last week on Dynasty, Jamie O’Hara is the representative of all of that. He is one of those ‘ELITE’ motherfuckers who come into this company and get strapped a rocket to the tippy top of this company and EAW just clamors and adores them while ignoring that they have an irreplaceable talent like myself who should be elevated to the World Championship picture. It’s a shame that I needed to waltz into another brand, defeat these ‘elite’ talents and get a shot at their brand’s World Championship. There’s a lot of people on this brand who are angry about that, but aren’t they gonna be pissed when I TAKE their Ace’s championship and prove that this brand doesn’t compare to Lethal Consequences.
(‘Kashmir’ by Led Zeppelin blasts through the speakers, cutting off Lethal Consequences as the Answers World Champion, Jamie O’Hara walks out with the title on his shoulder. Jamie walks to the ring, gets a microphone and stands across from LC in the ring. ‘Kashmir’ dies down.)
Jamie O’Hara: I’m a representative of how the times have changed, LC.You’re a representative of someone who is still in touch with how things were back then.
(Lethal Consequences is silent, but listening to Jamie O’Hara.)
Jamie O’Hara: You see me as someone who is supposed to be the last remaining thing from the dark time of your career. By taking this Answers World Championship for yourself, it makes you seem like you conquered that little ‘elite era’ that you talk so much about. All I’ve seen from you is the failure to hold yourself accountable for shit. It isn’t because of old management, regimes and other Elitists who were holding you down. That was all because of you. EAW could have not shoved a rocket up my ass and pushed me to the moon, but from the first day that I walked through those doors, I gave them a reason to do so. I became the standard that a good chunk of these Elitists are struggling to reach and surpass. It’s been amusing to see Elitists walk into those doors believing that they’ll be the “next Jamie O’Hara,” but none of them have come close, no?
Jamie O’Hara: None of them have reached that bar that I have set. There is no one on Showdown who can lace up my boots in the ring. With you, LC; you can’t never lace up my boots, but you can lick the ground I walk on if you please. At Territorial Invasion, I am going to send you crawling back to Dynasty with zero championship in your possession. You’ve already filled your quota of being part of the Showdown brand in the season. You overstayed your welcome and if there is anyone to show you the door, it’s going to be me.
(Lethal Consequences chuckles at Jamie O’Hara’s little warning.)
Lethal Consequences: I overstayed my welcome? It seems like you overstayed your welcome as the Answers World Championship, Jamie. I’m going to do you the favor by taking that championship from you and sending your ass back to Japan. But, I’m not really in the mood to be facing you in a standard match, how about we make things a bit more interesting?
(The socially distanced crowds’ interest peaks a bit as well as Jamie O’Hara’s.)
Lethal Consequences: Next week, let’s have ourselves a cute little “Beat the Clock Challenge.” The winner with the best time picks the stipulation for our match at Territorial Invasion.
Jamie O’Hara: I won’t play into your delusions, but I’ll play into this game of yours just this once, but when I win the Beat the Clock Challenge, you’re going to like the stipulation that I pick out for our match. Good luck, LC. You’ll need it.
(Jamie O’Hara drops the mic as ‘Kashmir’ plays once again. Jamie exits the ring before looking at Lethal Consequences in the ring, raising the Answers World Championship high in the air.)
Gavin Kirkland: A Beat the Clock Challenge for next week! The winner picks the stipulation for the Answers World Championship match at Territorial Invasion?!?!
Eve: Just got word from Ryan Wilson and there WILL be a Beat the Clock Challenge next week! It makes the Answers World Championship match at Territorial Invasion a bit more interesting!
( “Smoke And Drive (Remix)” by Machine Gun Kelly blasts through the speakers to a loud mixed reaction from the crowd. Justin Windgate jerks the curtain and makes his appearance known on the entranceway. He scans the atmosphere before making his way down towards the ramp and into the squared circle. )
Gina Romano: INTRODUCING FIRST! From Detroit, Michigan, weighing at 225 pounds… HE IS “THE XTREME CLASSIC”, JUUUUUUUUUUUUUUSTINNNNNNNN WINDDDDDDGATEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Eve: We are weeks away from witnessing brand warfare courtesy of Territorial Invasion. Justin Windgate will be walking into the annual event donning blue colours, but before he represents his brand, he is slated to prove himself against a brash Ryan Wilson. While Windgate is looking to prove why he deserves his Wargames position, Ryan Wilson looks to demonstrate that he is the greatest general manager-wrestler hybrid to ever exist in Elite Answers Wrestling.
( As Justin Windgate prepares in his designated corner, “The Only Thing They Fear Is You by “Doom Eternal OST” begins to echo throughout the arena. Ryan Wilson nonchalantly steps out to the stage with a huge smile on his face. He mocks the audience before happily jumping up and down the aisle into the squared circle. )
Gina Romano: AND HIS OPPONENT! From Montreal, Quebec, Canada, weighing in at 220 pounds. HE IS THE GENERAL MANAGER OF SHOWDOWN, “WILDSIDE”, RYYYYYYYYYYYANNNNNNNNNNNNN WILLLLLLLLLLLLLSONNNNN!!!
Deadprez: When it comes to the squared circle and even as an authority figure, Ryan Wilson has always been a hit or miss. H-
Gavin Kirkland: A HIT OR MISS? ARE YOU KIDDING ME, DEADPREZ? Do you even hear yourself, right now? Where are you even getting this information, huh? Ryan Wilson has proven himself as the most equitable authority figure that this company has ever seen, and not only as that. He has proven to be one of the most talented members of this roster to date. So, what are you talking about hit or miss?
( DING! DING! DING! )
Deadprez: This match is underway as Wilson and Windgate now engage in a test of strength. Both individuals look to determine who’s the strongest physically and mentally between the two of them, and this test of strength will determine the physical aspect of it. Wilson, however, changes plans and goes around the waist to ground Windgate with a waist takedown.
Eve: Wilson rolls around the body and initiates a front facelook before Windgate leans him against the ropes and whips him off. Wilson comes off the ropes, Windgates jumps down, and Wilson jumps over. Windgate leapfrogs over Wilson’s head. Wilson grabs him in mid air to try another waist takedown, but Windgate grabs his head and pulls him down into a headlock. Wilson immediately gets a headscissors withs, Windgates skips-up onto his feet, and both men gather up to their feet at the same time.
Deadprez: WILSON WITH AN ARM DRAG!! WINDGATE GETS UP TO HIS FEET AND GETS GROUNDED WITH ANOTHER ARM DRAG!! The Showdown General Manager now has an arm lock cinched in on Justin, but Windgate is quick to fight out of it as he rolls him over his shoulders. WINDGATE JUMPS UP FOR A ROUNDHOUSE KICK!! WILSON DUCKS THE FOOT AND GOES FOR A GERMAN SUPLEX!! WINDGATE FLIPS OVER ONTO HIS FEET!! HE SAFELY EVADES THE GERMAN SUPLEX AS HE COMES OFF THE ROPES AND MOVES ONTO WILSON WITH A WHEELBARROW.. OH! WILSON COUNTERS IT INTO A WHEELBARROW SUPLEX!! COVER!!!
Eve: KICK-OUT!! Wilson is quick to follow up on that wheelbarrow suplex as he begins to repeatedly stomp a mudhole into him in the corner turnbuckles! Wilson brushes the sole of his boot across his face before pulling him up and Irish whipping him into the opposite corner! Justin Windgate slides smoothly into the canvas. Wilson charges into him! BUT GETS CLOCKED WITH A FLUSH SUPERKICK!! A FLUSH SUPERKICK TO THE JAW AS WINDGATE NOW SPRINTS AND LEAPS ONTO THE MIDDLE ROPE!! AND BACKFLIPS OFF AND ONTO WINDGATE WITH A MOONSAULT!!
Deadprez: BUT WILSON CATCHES HIM IN MID-AIR!! WILSON HAS HIM ON HIS SHOULDER AS HE NOW SWINGS HIM AROUND….. AND WINDGATE TURNS IT INTO A TORNADO DDT!! WINDGATE SPIKED THE GENERAL MANAGER AS HE ROLLS HIM OVER FOR THE COVER!!
Eve: RYAN WILSON POPS HIS SHOULDER UP!! Windgate needs to inflict more damage if he wants to beat him this early as he now pulls him up to his feet and nails him with a spinning heel kick to the midsection. Wilson is stunned as WINDGATE RUNS INTO THE ROPES!! WILSON OUT OF NOWHERE POPS UP AND SENDS HIM OVER THE TOP ROPE WITH A CLOTHESLINE!!
Gavin Kirkland: OUR GENERAL MANAGER IS ABOUT TO GO FLYING HERE!! WAIT!! NO!!!
Eve: WINDGATE SNATCHES WILSON’S FEET AND PULLS HIM OUT TO THE RINGSIDE AREA!! WINDGATE GOES FOR ANOTHER KICK TO THE MIDSECTION, BUT WILSON GRABS HIS FOOT, THROWS IT AWAY AND NAILS HIM WITH A HUGE FOREARM SMASH TO THE FACE!! WINDGATE IS STAGGERING AS WILSON COMES RUNNING!! WINDGATE WITH A SPEAR!! WINDGATE SPLITS WILSON IN HALF ON THE OUTSIDE WITH AN EXPLOSIVE SPEAR OUT OF THIN AIR AS HE NOW BRINGS HIM BACK INTO THE RING!!
Deadprez: Wilson is in la-la-land here as WINDGATE WALKS THE ROPE, SPRINGBOARDS OFF AND CAPSIZES THE GENERAL MANAGER WITH A SENSATIONAL HURRICANRANA!! ROPEWALK HURRICANRANA CONNECTS AS WINDGATE ROLLS HIM OVER AND HOOKS BOTH LEGS!! BOTH SHOULDERS ARE DOWN!!
Eve: KICK-OUT!! Justin Windgate quickly places Wilson into a chinlock. This has been a hard-hitting match thus far and Wilson is now showing some struggle! Wilson is fighting through the chinlock, directing shoulder strikes into his midsection, but WINDGATE RELINQUISHES THE HOLD AND DROPS HIM WITH A SNAPMARE!! WINDGATE COMES OFF THE ROPES AND DRILLS HIM WITH A SLIDING KNEE DROP!! COUNT IT, REF!
Deadprez: WILSON BRINGS HIS SHOULDER UP AND WINDGATE IMMEDIATELY TRANSITIONS INTO A HEADLOCK!! Windgate trying to wear down Wilson as much as possible as Wilson’s style depends solely on his volatility! If Windgate is able to remove Wilson of all that energy and explosiveness, then he will have this match in the bag! However, that is a very difficult task as Wilson has known to be extremely resilient in the past!
Eve: Wilson begins to fight out of the headlock once again! Windgate however relinquishes it once again, hooks the arm, and DROPS HIM WITH A SNAP SUPLEX!! Wilson is grounded whereas Windgate steps through the ropes and begins to ascend the turnbuckles! Wilson is in deep trouble if he doesn’t move away from the landing zone!
Gavin Kirkland: OUR GENERAL MANAGER SHOOTS OFF THE GROUND AND LEAPS ONTO THE TOP TURNBUCKLE WITH WINDGATE!! WINDGATE IS CAUGHT BY SURPRISE AS WILSON HOPS UP, GETS THE LEG SCISSORS AND SENDS WINDGATE FLYING OFF THE TOP TURNBUCKLE WITH A MONEY AVALANCHE HURRICANRANA!! THAT’S OUR GENERAL MANAGER RIGHT THERE!!
Eve: Ryan Wilson with a blockbuster maneuver right there that bought him some time! Justin Windgate was in complete control of this match, but “Wildside” Ryan Wilson with a wildcard sequence that caught him by surprise and just like that, the complexion of this match has changed! Wilson is taunting him in the corner as Windgate is across from him, stunned and pulling himself up the corner turnbuckles!
Deadprez: WILSON BOUNCES OFF THE TURNBUCKLES AND SPRINTS TOWARDS WINDGATE!! WINDGATE IS ABOUT BE ON THE RECEIVING END… OF A HELLUVA KICK!!! NO!!! WINDGATE WITH A SUPERKICK TO THE JAW!! WINDGATE MET HIM HALFWAY AND SCRAMBLED HIM WITH A PRECISION SUPERKICK ON THE BUTTON AS HE NOW PULLS HIM AND PLACES HIS HEAD BETWEEN HIS LEGS!!! HE HOISTS HIM UP INTO A POWERBOMB!! WILSON USES THE MOMENTUM TO TURN IT INTO A SUNSET FLIP POWERBOMB!! WILSON CRADLES HIM DOWN!! THIS COULD BE IT!!
Eve: WINDGATE POWERS OUT AT TWO!! Wilson almost had him right there and then! Ryan Wilson needs to milk the hell out of this window of opportunity right now as he has Justin Windgate down to his disposal! A ROUNDHOUSE KICK TO WINDGATE!! WINDGATE GOT CLEANED WITH THAT ROUNDHOUSE THE SECOND HE GOT UP TO HIS FEET AS WILSON NOW COMES OFF THE CORNER!! AND LEAPS INTO THE AIR!! SUPERMAN PUNCH!!
Deadprez: WINDGATE SIDESTEPS THE SUPERMAN PUNCH!! AND DROPS WILSON ONTO THE BACK OF HIS HEAD WITH A RELEASE GERMAN SUPLEX!! BUT LOOK!! WILSON IS UNFAZED BY THE GERMAN SUPLEX!! WILSON LOOKING LIKE AN ANIMAL POSSESSED AS HE CHARGES INTO HIM!! WINDGATE TURNS HIS HEAD AROUND AND GETS DRILLED WITH A SPINNING HEEL KICK!!
Gavin Kirkland: NO!! WINDGATE WAS ABLE TO EVADE IT AND FLATTEN WILSON WITH A LEG SWEEP!!! A LEG SWEEP EVASION FROM WINDGATE AS HE NOW SPRINGS UP TO HIS FEET!! HE FLIPS BACKWARDS OVER WILSON…. AND HOISTS HIM UP INTO A DEADLIFT GERMAN SUPLEX… WITH A BRIDGE!!!
Eve: WILSON POWERS OUT!!! What athletic ability and strength showcased by Justin Windgate! The fact that he flipped backward, got the waist lock and was able to deadlift Wilson into a bridging german suplex. That was goddamn impressive and I’m surprised Wilson was able to hoist his shoulder up after that suplex! Wilson has rolled out of the squared circle as Windgate cautiously steps through the ropes.
Deadprez: WINDGATE RUNS ACROSS THE APRON!! WILSON TRIES TO SWEEP HIS LES, BUT WILSON CARTWHEELS AND LANDS ONTO HIS FEET!! WINDGATE WITH A SUPERKICK!! NO!! WILSON GRABS HIS LEG AND TURNS HIM AROUND!! BIG FOREARM SMASH FROM WILSON!! WINDGATE IS SWAYING NOW AS WILSON CHARGES INTO HIM!! WINDGATE SIDE STEPS OUT OF THE WAY AS WILSON GOES OVER THE STEEL STEPS!!
Eve: WINDGATE IS RECUPERATING NOW AS HE HAS NO IDEA THAT WILSON HAS BEEN LEFT UNRUFFLED!! OH NO!! WILSON RUNS ACROSS THE RINGSIDE AND SHOOTS BETWEEN THE RINGPOST AND TURNBUCKLES!! HE SNATCHES WINDGATES HEAD AND SPINS HIM INTO A DEVASTATING TORNADO DDT!! WHAT A DDT AS HE NOW GETS HIM BACK INTO THE RING!! WILSON SLIDES IN AND GRABS THE ARM!! HE HOOKS HIM UP AND DRILLS HIM WITH A FISHERMAN DRIVER!! OH MY GOD!! THIS HAS TO BE IT!! COVER!! COUNT IT, REF!!
Deadprez: WINDGATE GETS HIS SHOULDER UP!! Wilson can’t believe it! Wilson now quickly pulls Windgate up to his feet and hooks both arms! WILSON IS LOOKING FOR THE “MIC DROP”!! THE SMALL PACKAGE PILEDRIVER!! NO!! WINDGATE TWISTS OUT OF IT AND CLOCKS HIM WITH A STEP-UP ENZIGURI!!
Eve: WHAT A ENZIGURI KICK AS WINDGATE GETS UP TO HIS FEET AND SNATCHES THE HEAD BY THE SIDE!! HE SPRINTS INTO THE CORNER WITH IT AND STEPS UP THE TURNBUCKLES!! WINDGATE WITH THE “RUN IT UP”!!! NO!! WINDGATE IS UNABLE TO CONNECT WITH THE CORNER SHIRANUI AS WILSON THREW HIM ONTO THE TOP TURNBUCKLE!!
Gavin Kirkland: Ryan Wilson is about to make him pay as the amount of disrespect Windgate has shown towards our general manager has been astronomically stupid! Wilson is climbing up the turnbuckles towards where WIndgate is stunned and whatever he has in mind here, could end the match!
Eve: It could! Wilson is up on the top turnbuckle with his arm around the head of Windgate! Both competitors are in an extremely precarious position! IS THE GENERAL MANAGER LOOKING FOR AN INVERTED SUPERPLEX!! NO!! NO!!! WAIT!! WINDGATE USES ONE OF HIS FOOT TO PUSH OFF THE TOP OF THE RINGPOST AND GRABS WILSON’S HEAD IN MID AIR!! AND DRILLS HIM WITH AN AVALANCHE SHIRANUI CUTTER!!! “RUN IT UP” OFF THE TOP TURNBUCKLE AS WINDGATE QUICKLY GOES FOR THE COVER!! SIDEPRESSSSSSSSSSSS!!!
Deadprez: KICK-OUT!! Wilson remains alive in this match as Justin Windgate is beside himself! Justin Windgate is in disbelief and one-hundred percent apoplectic! That shiranui off the top turnbuckle was devastating but it isn’t enough to put down the Showdown general manager! Windgate is in the corner as he impatiently signals for the end!
Gavin Kirkland: Ain’t no way is this addict going to defeat the general manager!
Eve: WILSON WITH A YAKUZA KICK OUT OF NOWHERE!! WINDGATE EATS WILSON’S BOOT AS HE’S STAGGERING!! WINDGATE IS ON SPAGHETTI LEGS AS WILSON GOES FOR ANOTHER YAKUZA KICK!! BUT JUSTIN WITH A SUPERKICK INTERCEPTION!! A SUPERKICK TO THE FACE AS WILSON IS DOWN!! WILSON HAS BEEN KICKED SUBCONSCIOUS AS WINDGATE NOW RUNS INTO THE CORNER AND MOVES UP!!
Deadprez: WINDGATE SPRINGS OFF THE TOP TURNBUCKLES… SPINS AROUND!! TORNADO DDT!?!?! NO!! WILSON WITH A YAKUZA KICK IN MID-AIR!! YAKUZA WITH IMPECCABLE TIMING RIGHT THERE AS HE PICKS WINDGATE UP!! HE PULLS HIM IN FOR A LARIAT!!!! BUT WINDGATE DUCKS THE LARIAT AND COMES OFF THE ROPES!! HE MOVES AROUND WILSON’S BODY…….. AND SPINS HIM AROUND INTO THE X-GRIP!!
Eve: TILT-A-WHIRL SPIN DROPPED INTO THE X-GRIP SUBMISSION HOLD AND RYAN WILSON IS NOW IN DEEP TROUBLE!! WILSON ROLLS BACKWARDS, BUT WINDGATE ROLLS HIM RIGHT BACK INTO THE X-GRIP!! RYAN WILSON IS ON THE VERGE OF TAPPING OUT!! COME ON RYAN!!!
Gavin Kirkland: NO!!! NO!! THIS IS NOT HOW IT’S SUPPOSED TO END!! GOD DAMNIT!!
Deadprez: BUT WILSON MANAGES TO GRAB HIS LEGS!! AND TURN IT INTO THE DOUBLE-LEGGED BOSTON CRAB!! WILSON APPLIES PRESSURE TO THE LOWER BACK OF JUSTIN WINDGATE HERE AS HE HAS THE “FOURTH WALL BREAK” CINCHED IN!! BOTH INDIVIDUALS PUTTING EACH OTHER IN THEIR PATENTED SUBMISSION HOLDS AS WILSON HAS SUCCESSFULLY TURNED THE TABLES!!
Eve: BUT WILSON GOES FLYING INTO THE OTHER SIDE OF THE RING!! WINDGATE WITH A DOUBLE FOOT THRUST AS HE HAS ESCAPED OUT OF THE BOSTON CRAB SUBMISSION HOLD!! BOTH INDIVIDUALS GET UP TO THEIR FEET SIMULTANEOUSLY!! WILSON GOES FOR THE “CHAOS THEORY”!! WINDGATE SHRUGS HIM OFF HIS SHOULDERS!! AND CLOCKS WILSON WITH A PELE KICK!! BUT WILSON REBOUNDS OFF THE ROPES AND NEARLY DECAPITATES WINDGATE WITH A LARIAT!! BOTH MEN ARE DOWN!!
Deadprez: What an eventful match this has been so far as these two have surely put each other to the limit! Ryan Wilson and Justin Windgate showing how great the action here on Saturday Night Showdown is! BOTH MEN ARE NOW UP!! WILSON WITH A FOREARM SMASH!! WINDGATE WITH ONE OF HIS OWN!! WILSON AND WINDGATE CONTINUE TO EXCHANGE FOREARM SMASH!! FOREARM SMASH AFTER FOREARM SMASH AS WINDGATE IS NOW OVERPOWERING WILSON!!
Eve: WINDGATE STOPS MOMENTARILY AND COMES OFF THE ROPES!! BAD MISTAKES AS WILSON SHOOTS UP AND DECAPITATES WINDGATE ONCE AGAIN WITH A LARIAT!! RYAN WILSON IMMEDIATELY BRINGS WILSON UP TO HIS FEET!! HE SHOOTS THE MIDSECTION AND SNATCHES THE HEAD!! STUNNNNNNNNNNNNNERRRRRRR!! NO!! WINDGATES GRABS HIS HEAD AND PULLS HIM DOWN!! HE HAS HIM FROM BEHIND!! THE REVERSE CUTTER!! NO!! WILSON SPINS OFF THE “CLASSIC ENDING”, JUMPS UP AND DRILLS WINDGATE WITH “CHAOS THEORY”!!! THE JUMPING CUTTER CONNECTS AS WILSON GOES FOR THE COVER!!!
Deadprez: KICK-OUT! JUSTIN WINDGATE POWERS OUT AND RYAN WILSON IS PISSED OFF LIKE A MOTHERFUCKER!! WILSON GETS UP AND SHOVES THE REFEREE ONTO THE GROUND AS HE CANNOT BELIEVE FOR A LEGITIMATE SECOND THAT WINDGATE WAS ABLE TO HOIST HIS SHOULDER UP AFTER THE CHAOS THEORY!! WINDGATE REMAINS TO BE ALIVE AND WILSON REFUSES TO ACCEPT REALITY!!
Gavin Kirkland: Don’t worry Wilson! Just pick him back up onto his feet and connect with another “Chaos Theory”. That’s all you have to do!
Eve: Ryan Wilson might do that as he aggressively grabs ahold of his jaw and pulls him up to his feet! Wilson spits in Windgate’s face before JUMPING UP HIGH INTO THE AIR AND GRABBING HIS HEAD!! FOR THE “CHAOS THEORY”!!!! WAIT NO!! WINDGATE DROPS DOWN AT THE SAME TIME AND ROLLS HIM INTO THE “X-GRIP”!! THE “X-GRIP” IS CINCHED IN ON THE GENERAL MANAGER HERE!!!
Deadprez: WILSON IS TRAPPED IN THE CENTER OF THE RING, COURTESY OF JUSTIN WINDGATE’S SIGNATURE “X-GRIP” AND WE MAY SEE IT!! WE MAY SEE THE SHOWDOWN GENERAL MANAGER SUBMIT TO JUSTIN WINDGATE THREE WEEKS BEFORE TERRITORIAL INVASION!! JUSTIN WINDGATE IS ON THE CUSP OF SECURING A HUGE VICTORY!!
Gavin Kirkland: DON’T BE FOOLISH DEADPREZ!! RYAN WILSON IS A MAN OF CLASS AND HE WILL NEVER SWOOP DOWN TO THE LEVEL OF LOSING TO A HELLION SUCH AS JUSTIN WINDGATE!!
Deadprez: WILSON GRABS THE REFEREE’S COLLAR AND PULLS HIM IN!! AND THE REFEREE COLLIDES INTO JUSTIN WINDGATE!! YOU’VE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME!! WILSON SCREAMING AT THE OFFICIAL TO NOT DISQUALIFY HIM AS WINDGATE IS BLINDED!!! BOTH INDIVIDUALS BANGED HEADS AGAINST EACH OTHER AND WINDGATE’S VISION IS MOMENTARILY DOWN!!
Gavin Kirkland: HAHA!! I TOLD YOU!! THE SHOWDOWN GENERAL MANAGER ALWAYS WINS!!!
Eve: WILSON PULLS JUSTIN WINDGATE UP TO HIS FEET AS THE IMPAIRED REFEREE LOOKS IN COMPLY WITH WILSON’S ORDERS!!! AND HE CONNECTS WITH THE STUNNER!! “GAME OVER” FOR THE FORMER EAW NEW BREED CHAMPION!! THE “GAME OVER” STUNNER CONNECTS AS WILSON NONCHALANTLY GOES FOR THE COVER!! THIS CAN’T BE IT!! NO!!
Gavin Kirkland: …………………..GOD DAMNIT!!! WHO LET THIS FUCKFACE IN!!
Eve: IT’S RONAN MALOSI!! RONAN MALOSI PULLED THE MAIN EVENT OFFICIAL OUT OF THE RING BEFORE THE THIRD COUNT!! RYAN WILSON WITH HIS JAW DROPPED AS RONAN HAS JUST EVENED OUT THE ODDS FOR JUSTIN WINDGATE!! RYAN WILSON SHOOTS THROUGH THE ROPES!! AND GROUNDS RONAN MALOSI WITH A TOPE SUICIDA!!
Deadprez: The hatred between Ronan Malosi and Ryan Wilson has been brewing for months! Ronan Malosi paid the price with that tope suicida impact as Wilson and the referee insert themselves back into the ring. Justin Windgate is still knocked out from that “Game Over” stunner as Wilson proceeds to walk over and get ahold of Windgate…
Eve: WINDGATE WITH A SMALL PACKAGE!! OH MY GOD!!
( DING! DING! DING! )
( “Smoke And Drive (Remix)” by Machine Gun Kelly fills the loud performance center as Justin Windgate immediately lets go of the small package and slides out of the ring as Ryan Wilson looks up at him with complete and utter shock. )
Gina Romano: HERE IS YOUR WINNER!!! JUSTIN WINDGATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Eve: WINDGATE 4:20 SAYS I JUST ROLLED YOU UP!!
Deadprez: Justin Windgate with a humongous victory over Ryan Wilson! If it wasn’t for Ronan Malosi’s interference, Ryan Wilson would be making victory laps around the squared circle. Ronan Malosi’s presence in this match would pay dividends to Justin Windgate, but to be honest. If Wilson didn’t abuse his authority and use the referee as a human weapon while he was in the “X-Grip”, Wilson would’ve tapped out. So, both sides took their fair share of screwjobs.
Gavin Kirkland: B-U-L-L-S-H-I-T. YOU KNOW WHAT THAT SPELLS??? BULLSHIT!! JUSTIN WINDGATE KNEW DEEP INSIDE HIS HEART THAT HE COULDN’T LEGITIMATELY DEFEAT RYAN WILSON AND THAT’S WHY HE WENT FOR THE CHEAP ROLL-UP!! JUSTIN WINDGATE IS A FLUKE!! YOU HEAR ME?!?!
Eve: Ronan Malosi has been without a shadow of a doubt, been living rent-free in Ryan Wilson’s mind, and tonight’s interference proves just that! These two individuals have been sticking their noses into each other’s business and it continues with Justin Windgate gaining momentum weeks before Territorial Invasion with assistance of Applebee’s employee of the month, Ronan Malosi!
(The last shot is with Ryan Wilson flipping out inside the ring. Justin Windgate raises his hand up in victory as Ronan Malosi grins at ringside.)
(EAW logo buzzes.)
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