(EAW intro plays.)
(RECAP: First, goes to The Visual Prophet cutting a promo before his match with Ryan Wilson. Viz gets a bit of a medical update on Nina Dobrev and claims that she won’t be the same woman again and that’s thanks to Mr. DEDEDE. Mr. DEDEDE comes out with a shit eating grin on his face. The two men get their words in with each other before Viz throws out the challenge to face Mr. DEDEDE at Territorial Invasion for the Answers World Championship. Mr. DEDEDE accepts the match, but he is going to raise the stakes with a Beat the Clock Challenge for next week. Viz beats Mr. DEDEDE’s time and he chooses the anything to tip the scales in his favor. If Mr. DEDEDE wins… well… let’s not go there. Second, it goes to The Visual Prophet taking on Ryan Wilson. We see highlights of the match, but Viz ends up making Ryan submit to the Viz Lock. It follows with a segment with Jenny Punk and Ryan Wilson later in the night. Ryan notes that almost every champion has a match at Territorial Invasion and he’s not looking to insert himself in a title match, but for a way to redeem himself from how things panned out last year in his Hardcore Championship match. Jenny gives Ryan the opportunity to qualify for the Conquer and Divide match at Territorial Invasion.
Third, it goes to Harlow Reichert clashing with Viktor Stone with Mark Michaels on commentary. Harlow is showing her amazing pure wrestling skills as Mark doesn’t seem impressed at all. Harlow ends up making Viktor submit to Great Expectations. Mark attacks her post match and states that this is the closest she will get to the PURE Championship. Fourth, it goes to Cameron Ella Ava clashing with Io Ishimori. It is a competitive battle between the two Female Elitists. After Cameron kicking out of a nearfall, Io flips out at the referee as Cameron manages to use that distraction to capitalize with a Breaking Barriers. Post match, Cameron celebrates in the ring and gestures for the Universal Women’s Championship on her waist as “Put Em Up” by Lupe Fiasco plays through the speakers. Kassidy Heart is on Showdown as she and Cameron are face-to-face in the ring. Cameron gestures for the title on her waist as Kassidy raises the title high in the air as a sign of her willing to take on Cameron at Territorial Invasion. Fifth, it goes to the never ending saga between Xander Payne and Myles as they take on the newly formed alliance of Chris Elite and Ahren Fournier. It is a competitive match, but before Xander can get the hot tag to Myles, Myles jumps off the apron. This leaves Xander eating a bunch of finishers and signatures from Ahren and Chris as they win the match.
Lastly, it pans to Jamie O’Hara backstage as Jenny Punk reviews his match from last week. She manages to point out Jamie escaping the cage during his match against Lance Blackfyre. She states that if Jamie does that at War Games, she forfeits the win for his team. If he loses against Lucas Johnson, Jenny may need to consider Jamie and if he’s fit enough to lead Showdown to victory. It goes to the Last Man Standing Match with Jamie and Lucas. Highlights of the match are seen. We see both men’s determination and will to never give up. It goes to Lucas on his knees as Jamie connects with In Excelsis off the stage. He follows that up with Genkai Cannon onto Lucas from the stage. Both men are being counted on as Jamie manages to get up before. It seems like Lucas is going to be able to make the count, but Jamie connects with another In Excelsis and keep Lucas down for the ten count. The match concludes with Jamie O’Hara standing tall.)
(“DNA” by Kendrick Lamar plays, cueing Saturday Night Showdown. After the Showdown introduction video is finished, it pans to ringside with the sold out crowd in the Allen Fieldhouse in the University of Kansas!)
(SCREENBAR — LAWRENCE, KANSAS!)
Gavin Kirkland: Welcome to another edition of Saturday Night Showdown! We are sold out at the Allen Fieldhouse in the University of Kansas! I can see all the college aged women around me! I don’t ever want to leave! It is me, the oldest college guy in this place, Gavin Kirkland!
Deadprez: I am Deadprez! We are two weeks from Territorial Invasion! The anticipation is killing me! By the end of tonight, we should know the final two men that will team with Jamie O’Hara for War Games! We also have a “Beat the Clock Challenge” tonight as we will watch the man who will face Mr. DEDEDE for the Answers World Championship at Territorial Invasion, The Visual Prophet take on one-half of the Unified Tag Team Championships, Constance Blevins!
Gavin Kirkland: Not only that, but we see Constance’s partner and the other half of the Unified Tag Team Champions, Minerva do everything in her power to make sure that Mr. DEDEDE does not beat Viz’ time in our main event! Winner of the “Beat the Clock Challenge” will have the power to shift this title match into her favor! If Mr. DEDEDE wins… :lupe:
Deadprez: Do we even want to get to that point?
Gavin Kirkland: No comment. Right now, we take you to Gina Romano in the ring with our opening contest! Take it away, Gina!
(“Hey Man Nice Shot” by Filter hits and Viktor Stone walks out onto the stage scanning the crowd soaking in the somewhat negative reaction the crowd is giving him before walking to the ring.)
Gina Romano: The following contest is a triple threat match set for one fall! Introducing first, making his way to the ring from Las Vegas, Nevada, weighing in at 225 pounds… VVVIIIIKKTTTTOORRR SSSSSTTTTOOOONNNEEEEE!!!
Deadprez: A guy I am becoming quite the fan of as of late. He’s put on great showings especially last week against the #1 Contender for the PURE Title. He’s come up short but has a chance to get some momentum rolling for himself in this triple threat matchup.
(“War” by Dance With The Dead hits and Santo Muerte comes out to dead silence from the crowd as he walks from the gorilla position to the ring.)
Gina Romano: On his way to the ring, from Death Valley, California, weighing in at two hundred pounds, “The Saint Of Death”……SSSAAANNTTTOOO MMMUUUERRTTTEEEE!!!!
Deadprez: Another guy looking to move in the right direction. We’ve seen how destructive this guy is and how much pain he loves to inflict on others. You just know he wants this win tonight.
( “Old Town Road” (Remix) by Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus plays, and Lance Blackfyre makes his way to the ramp from behind the curtain and just stares at his two opponents inside the ring as he begins to walk.)
Gina Romano: And their opponent, from Chicago, Illinois, weighing in at 380 pounds, “The Omen Of Destruction,” LLLLANNNNNNCEEEEEEEEEEEEEE BLACKFYYYREEEEEEEEEEEE!!!
Deadprez: Just…what isn’t there to say about this monster?! If I were Santo and Viktor I’d be shitting myself. This guys took Mr. DEDEDE and Jamie O’Hara to their limits in recent weeks. This big man is hungry for a win and it looks like he’s gonna stop at nothing to get it.
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Deadprez: And here we go! Both Santo and Viktor give a glance at each other knowing they gotta work together to eliminate the threat of Lance. And now both Santo and Viktor bullrush Lance trying to take the big man down but Lance nails Santo in his back and tosses him aside while he picks up Viktor and throws him over the top rope to the ground like a damn ragdoll!!
(Lance Blackfyre lets out a big roar.)
Gavin Kirkland: :lupe:
Deadprez: But Santo from behind hits the chop block on Lance bringing Lance down to one knee. And now Santo runs to the rope and bounces back and then runs right into a clothesline from Lance! Lance now picks up Santo effortlessly and places him in the corner and now hits shoulder thrust after shoulder thrust before grabbing Santo’s head with both of his gigantic hands and tosses him halfway across the ring! Lance feels he can end this early and now he looks at Santo in the opposite corner form him using the ropes to try to help pull him up and now Lance charges at him….SANTO SIDESTEPS IT!! Santo got out of harm’s way at the last second and Lance goes shoulder first into the ring post! Lance backs out of the corner holding his shoulder and Santo runs to the ropes and hits a running dropkick to Lance driving Lance through the middle rope to the outside!!
Gavin Kirkland: But Viktor turns around Santo in the ring and hits the DDT! Viktor picks up Santo knowing he’s gonna have to do more than that to get the victory and he has Santo in a suplex position but Santo is blocking it with his foot and Santo is going for a suplex of his own and he has Viktor in the air but Viktor lands on his feet and now he hits a jumping neckbreaker and goes for the cover!
Deadprez: Santo kicks out of it and Viktor picks up Santo not trying to waste any time here! Viktor trying to end it here going for Branches of Sins….the diamond cutter but Santo reverses it and hits a back body drop. Santo stands us and looks to the outside and sees Lance getting to his feet and he looks around before running to the ropes and leaps….TOPE CON HILO TO LANCE ON THE OUTSIDE!! Now there’s a way to keep the monster down! Santo now rolls back int he ring and Viktor has since recovered and is up to his feet and hits a running kick to the face of Santo! Santo looks rocked and now Viktor grabs Santo by the arm and transitions to Santo’s back side…GERMAN SUPLEX!!
Gavin Kirkland: Viktor is now eagerly awaiting for Santo to get to his feet!! BUT LANCE IS ON THE APRON NOW BEHIND HIM! LANCE GRABS VIKTOR BY HIS HEAD AND SLAMS HIS HEAD ON THE NEARBY TURNBUCKLE BEFORE DUMPING HIM OVER THE TOP ROPE! LANCE STEPS OVER THE TOP ROPE AND WAITS FOR SANTO TO TURNS AROUND BEFORE LIFTING HIM UP IN A POWERSLAM POSITION! LANCE WALKS AROUND WITH SANTO BUT SANTO IS TRYING TO FIGHT OUT OF IT! SANTO SLIPS OUT FROM BEHIND AND LANCE TURNS AROUND AND CHARGES AT HIM BUT SANTO COUNTERS WITH THE DROP TOE HOLD CAUSING LANCE TO GO FACE FIRST ON THE MIDDLE ROPE AND HE IS HANGING THERE NOW! SANTO RUNS TO THE ROPE AND DRIVES HIS KNEE INTO THE BACK OF LANCE’S HEAD AS HARD AS HE CAN!!
Deadprez: LANCE IS ON HIS KNEES HOLDING HIS HEAD AND NOW SANTO THROWS A KICK TO THE HEAD OF LANCE…BUT LANCE CAUGHT IT!! LANCE IS BACK TO HIS FEET HOLDING THE FOOT OF SANTO SHAKING HIS HEAD AT HIM…AND LANCE HITS A HARD CLOTHESLINE FLATTENING SANTO!! LANCE QUICKLY PICKS UP SANTO AND GRABS HIM BY THE THROAT GOING FOR TITANTIC PLUNGE..AND IT CONNECTS! THE CHOKESLAM HITS!! IS THIS IT?!
Deadprez: AND VIKTOR BREAKS UP THE PIN AT THE LAST SECOND! BOTH LANCE AND VIKTOR ARE TO THEIR FEET AND VIKTOR TRIES TO GO FOR A RUNNING HURRICANRANA BUT LANCE CAUGHT HIM! LANCE TRIES GOING FOR A POWERBOMB BUT VIKTOR IS THROWING REPETITIVE RIGHTS TO THE HEAD OF LANCE BEFORE REVERSING INTO A TORNADO DDT! AND NOW VIKTOR THINKS OF WHAT TO DO NEXT AND HE SEES LANCE IS UNDER THE BOTTOM ROPE AND HE RUNS AND HITS THE BASEBALL SLIDE TO LANCE CAUSING LANCE TO FALL TO THE OUTSIDE FLOOR AND NOW HE LOOKS BEHIND HIM AND BOTH HIM AND SANTO RUNS AND HIT A DOUBLE CLOTHESLINE ON EACH OTHER! ALL MEN ARE DOWN! WHO’S GONNA GET TO THEIR FEET FIRST?!
Gavin Kirkland: Viktor Stone is up to his feet first! He gets Santo Muerte to his feet! Fisherman’s suplex on Santo! Viktor gets up and Lance Blackfyre runs him over with a giant clothesline! Viktor crashes down to the mat! Lance wraps that giant ass hand around Viktor’s neck! This helps pick the smaller man up to his feet! Is he going for the Titanic Plunge?
Deadprez: Titantic Plunge on Viktor Stone! He falls on top of Santo Muerte! Lance Blackfyre with the cover! Is he going for the cover on both those men stacked on top of each other! The official is going along with the cover!
Gavin Kirkland: Viktor Stone kicks out at the last second! Lance Blackfyre is livid! Lance believes that this match should have been his for the taking! Viktor is still in this match and it seems to have pissed off Lance more than it should! Lance gets to Viktor to his feet! It seems like Santo Muerte is scrambling to his feet again! What is he going for a double Titanic Plunge? This would have taken out Santo Muerte earlier in this match if it wasn’t for Viktor breaking up the pin fall attempt! This may be over for both Viktor and Santo!
Deadprez: No! Viktor Stone and Santo Muerte look at one another before kicking Lance Blackfyre in the stomach! Are they going for a suplex on the bigger man? How is that going to be possible at all? It seems like they’re struggling with getting Lance off his feet! No! Lance counters! He connects with a double suplex on Viktor and Santo! That had to hurt like hell! Lance gets Santo on his feet and it seems like he’s getting The Saint of Death in position for Fears Origin! That deadly looking powerbomb is one of the last moves that I want to experience! Lance takes him up — Fears Origin!
Gavin Kirkland: The Branches on Sins on Santo Muerte before Lance Blackfyre could take that powerbomb down! Viktor Stone just jumped in order to connect with that cutter! I have no clue how that was possible, but it was cool to see! Viktor focus his attention on Lance! Viktor with a baseball slide underneath Lance’s legs! It seems like Viktor is looking for the strength to get Lance in a roll up, but this man is a freaking giant! It would be amazing if Viktor got Lance to do anything! Lance plants himself in a seated position onto Viktor —
Deadprez: — Not exactly, Gavin! Viktor Stone moves out of the way as Lance Blackfyre plants himself in a seated position in a painful way! Viktor is to his feet as he blasts Lance with a giant knee to his skull! That takes down the bigger man as Viktor is doing everything in his power to roll the bigger man out of the ring! Viktor is successful in doing so! Viktor gets turned around —
Gavin Kirkland: — Roundhouse kick by Santo Muerte that takes down Viktor Stone! Santo is still in this match, ladies and gentlemen! Santo picks up Viktor and it seems like he’s going for Headhunter, the inverted gory special on Viktor!
Deadprez: Viktor Stone manages to counter with a sunset flip on Santo Muerte! Viktor is up to his feet as Santo does the same thing — The Branches of Sins! Santo is planted with a diamond cutter once again as he goes for the cover!
(Lance Blackfyre is rising to his feet.)
(Lance slides into the ring.)
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
(“Hey Man, Nice Shot” plays once again as Viktor Stone gets up to his feet. It was a well-fought effort for him and he’s happy that this match went his way.)
Gina Romano: THE WINNER OF THIS MATCH….VIIIIIIKKKKKKTTTTOOOOOOORRRRRRRRR STTTTOOOOOOOONNNNNNNEEEEEEE!!!
Gavin Kirkland: What an excellent opener! Viktor Stone redeemed himself from submitting to Harlow Reichert last week! This was a well-earned victory for this man!
(The crowd begins to get antsy out of nowhere.)
Deadprez: Viktor Stone gets taken down. Who in the hell is that?
Gavin Kirkland: THAT’S ERIC HAVOC, DEADPREZ! THAT’S ERIC HAVOC FROM DYNASTY! ERIC HAS A HOLD OF VIKTOR STONE AS HE NAILS HIM WITH THE CHAOS IMPACT — A JUMPING CUTTER! SANTO MUERTE RUSHES TO ERIC HAVOC, BUT ERIC NAILS HIM WITH THE CHAOS IMPACT AS WELL! Eric begins to stomp the living hell out of Santo! Viktor is up to his feet, but he is met with a superkick by Eric which takes him out of the equation once again! What the fuck is all of this? Eric has a look of confidence in the world? He just took down two of Showdown’s rising talents by himself! The crowd does not like this man whatsoever! Boo this man, ladies and gentlemen! How dare he go into this show and make it about him?
(Eric Havoc is feeling proud of himself before turning himself around…)
Deadprez: HE NEEDS TO REMEMBER ABOUT LANCE BLACKFYRE! IT SEEMS LIKE ERIC HAVOC’S HEART DROPPED RIGHT THERE! LANCE GETS ERIC BY HIS THROAT! IT SEEMS LIKE HE’S GOING FOR ANOTHER TITANIC PLUNGE!
(The crowd begins to get antsy once again.)
Gavin Kirkland: LANCE BLACKFYRE GETS ATTACKED BEHIND WITH A STEEL CHAIR! WHO IN THE HELL WAS THAT? IS THAT MIKE GAMBINO? RONAN MALOSI! BOTH MEN FROM THE DYNASTY BRAND! I KNOW THAT ERIC HAVOC PUT THE OFFER OUT THERE FOR THESE TWO MEN TO JOIN HIM IN HIS QUEST TO GET EAW’S ATTENTION! JUST LIKE A PACK OF RABID DOGS, ERIC, MIKE AND RONAN ARE STOMPING ON AN ALREADY DOWN LANCE! THEY ARE TAKING THIS FREAK OF NATURE DOWN! ERIC IS DEMANDING FOR MIKE AND RONAN TO GET LANCE TO HIS FEET!
Deadprez: Lance Blackfyre manages to break himself free from the clutches of Mike Gambino and Ronan Malosi! He launches towards Eric, who escapes the ring? Eric can’t take the heat? Lance spears Mike in half as that takes him down! I don’t think Lance is going to let three men take him down with ease! Lance is somehow getting to his feet as he picks up Ronan Malosi! He’s going for Fears Origin!
Gavin Kirkland: LANCE BLACKFYRE GETS TAKEN DOWN AGAIN! ERIC HAVOC TOOK DOWN LANCE FROM THE TOP ROPE WITH A SLEDGEHAMMER IN HIS POSITION! BUT, IT SEEMS LIKE THAT IS NOT ENOUGH TO TAKE LANCE DOWN! ERIC RAMS THE SLEDGEHAMMER ONTO LANCE’S STOMACH AS THAT GETS HIM TO HIS KNEES! CHAOS IMPACT ON LANCE BLACKFYRE ONTO THE SLEDGEHAMMER! ERIC HAVOC, MIKE GAMBINO AND RONAN MALOSI JUST TOOK DOWN THREE OF SHOWDOWN’S TALENTS! IT SEEMS LIKE SHOWDOWN ISN’T SAFE FROM THE CRUSADE THAT ERIC HAS BEGUN!
(The last shot is of Eric Havoc, Mike Gambino and Ronan Malosi in the middle of the ring as they take in the negative reception of the crowd. It goes to commercial break.)
(Showdown returns from commercial break as it goes backstage to Jenny Punk, who is furious about what transpired during the post match with Viktor Stone, Santo Muerte and Lance Blackfyre. She has been on her phone as she is trying to get ahold of StarrStan, Dynasty’s General Manager. It seems like she got Starr’s voicemail again.)
Jenny Punk (on the phone): Hey, Starr! This is Jenny again and I want an explanation over why the hell members of your roster just attacked three of my men? It would have been best to keep someone like Eric Havoc on your brand! Now, he’s invaded Voltage and Showdown in a span of a week! This isn’t alright with me at all! No one dares to go into my show and attack Elitists on my roster! I just had security kick Eric, Mike and Ronan out of the arena. I have security all around the arena, so if they try that shit again, they won’t go easy on any of these men.
(A knock on the door is heard as Jenny Punk hangs up her phone.)
Jenny Punk: (sigh) Come in!
(Viktor Stone come rushing inside Jenny Punk’s office with a pissed off look on his face.)
Viktor Stone: What the hell was that out there? It should have been my moment to celebrate my victory! It should have gotten people to talk about me. Now, the only thing that people are talking about is Eric Havoc!
Jenny Punk: I get that you’re angry. I would be if I was you. I left a voicemail for Starr, but if he continues to not to answer, we’ll take matters into our own hands. There’s no way that I am going to let Eric, Starr or whoever is behind this whole crusade get away with it. It should have stayed on Dynasty and not manifested itself outside of the brand.
Viktor Stone: Whatever you have planned, I want in on it. There’s no way that I am going to let him embarrass me like that.
Jenny Punk: I’ll get back to you on that. I think I may have an idea.
(Jenny Punk smiles mischievously as fades into another scene.)
(The scene fades into Kyra Phillips backstage. She is standing behind a blue backdrop with a microphone in her possession. She has a bright smile on her face as she is excited to introduce us all to her next guest.)
Kyra Phillips: Ladies and gentlemen, my next guess will be challenging Mark Michaels for the PURE Championship at Territorial Invasion. Please give a warm welcome to Harlow Reichert!
(Harlow Reichert steps into the scene. The crowd in the arena gives her a positive reaction. It’s maybe because they like her over Mark Michaels. Harlow has a small and confident smile on her face.)
Kyra Phillips: Harlow, in a couple of weeks, you will face Mark Michaels for the PURE Championship. I want to know where your mindset is at this match? Any nerves or concerns?
Harlow Reichert: I’m not nervous about this match. Whatever Mark Michaels has stated that’s supposed to be a threat hasn’t rattled me whatsoever. Even the dumbest people on this brand could see that Mark likes to talk a big game. He believes by having the loudest voice; it’s supposed to intimidate me, but I’m still standing here, and he has not broken me. Mark has threatened to break me and a bunch of stuff, but I’m still standing here waiting for him to do that. He needs to realize that I am challenging to break. I’m not going to fall apart because he calls me ugly and a bunch of horrible things. If that’s going to be his way to rattle me, then yikes. Is this who is supposed to be our PURE Champion? Is this the champion that EAW can be proud of to represent as the face of pure wrestling? I don’t think so. He’s supposed to be the champion, but no one in that locker room takes him seriously. At Territorial Invasion, I will give everyone a PURE Champion that they can take seriously.
Kyra Phillips: Two weeks ago, we saw Mark Michaels trying to egg you on when you were on commentary. Last week, he attacked you after your match with Viktor Stone. What do you have to say about all of that?
Harlow Reichert: I like to pick and choose my battles, Kyra. If Mark dares to attack me like he did last week, there’s no doubt that I will do everything in my power to fight back. When it comes to Mark, there is no way that I am going to let him provoke me and try to get me to fight him back. That’s stuff requires me to think of a perfect time and place. If I attack someone just because I want to prove that I’m tougher than them, there’s a chance that the entire plan can blow up in my face. I strategize, Kyra. I think of the perfect moment to strike. I’m not going to do things on Mark’s terms. If he wants to call me out to fight him outside of an Olive Garden, then he can do that. It doesn’t make him tough because he does that. It makes him look like an idiot that is trying to convince everyone to take him seriously. Guess what? He’s not getting taken seriously. He can sense that no one takes him seriously. He probably feels like his title reign is slipping away. I’m winning that title at Territorial Invasion. Once and for all, I am going to prove that Mark isn’t worthy of being PURE Champion. No, he’s not worthy of being any champion in this company — DUCK!
(Harlow Reichert gets Kyra Phillps and ducks before a steel chair hit them in their faces. Instead of bashing their faces, the steel chair hits the blue screen. Both women look at each other and nod that they are okay. Harlow turns her attention in front of her.)
Mark Michaels: Dammnit, I was aiming for your face. At least, it did the one thing it was hoping to do, and that scared the hell out of you, Harlow.
(Mark Michaels appears in the camera shot. Harlow Reichert looks shocked at what occurred just moments ago. Mark has an evil grin on his face. Kyra Phillips gets out of the camera shot and leaves these two Elitists alone.)
Harlow Reichert: What the hell are you talking about, Mark? I’m not scared of nothing.
Mark Michaels: I saw that look on your face. You were scared.
Harlow Reichert: I was caught off guard that some maniac would throw a steel chair at me out of nowhere. What the hell was that? What did you plan to get out of me there?
Mark Michaels: I was hoping that would make you fight back. I want to see that fire come out of you, Harlow. Everyone sees you as this pure wrestler, but I want a fire within you when I face you at Territorial Invasion. I want you to go into the match and fight with everything you have. I am fully aware that some people want to see ANYONE dethrones me. They would have been cheering for days if RYAN WILSON out of all people took this title from me. I can’t let their heroes win, Harlow. I consider you as one of their heroes. It’s going to be music to my ears once I break down another one of their heroes and prove that no one in this god awful locker room should never doubt me. The heartbroken looks on their faces rallying you on are going to flutter my heart. Since that’s going to happen at Territorial Invasion, I might as well make you look good going into the event. For one time and one time only, I will allow you to punch me in the face.
(Mark Michaels turns his cheek in the perfect position for Harlow Reichert to punch him in the face. Mark taps his finger onto the side of his face.)
Mark Michaels: Come on, Harlow! I’m giving you one free punch! I’m not going to hurt you — Scouts honor.
(Harlow Reichert is looking back at Mark Michaels. She is contemplating and wonder if she should punch Mark in the face. Harlow is aware of what Mark is trying to do. In a way, he is trying to bait her and make her fall in his trap. That is the last thing that Harlow needs to happen.)
Harlow Reichert: As I said two weeks ago, there’s a time and place for everything. Now is not the time.
(Harlow Reichert walks away from Mark Michaels. Mark ends up shaking his head, knowing that he is going to think of something else to piss her off. The scene transitions to ringside.)
( ‘Another one bites the Dust’ by Queen hits the PA system, and the arena lights quickly set the mood prompting Visual Prophet to emerge through the curtain prepared for action. )
( DING! DING! DING! )
Gina Romano: The following is a BEAT THE CLOCK CHALLENGE CONTEST SCHEDULED FOR ONE FALL!!! Introducing first, from Detroit, Michigan weighing in at 230 POOOOUNNDSSS!!! THEEEEEEEEE VISSSUAAAAAAAAAAALLLL PRRRROPPPHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEETTTT!!!
Deadprez: I think you’re as much of a Vizzy fan as I am, Gavin. How excited are you for Territorial Invasion after what went down last week?
Gavin Kirkland: From the moment Visual Prophet’s career took off and began to electrify this company, it was clear he would be a major player in EAW! He raised the New Breed Title to new heights, he took Empire by storm, he was my personal favorite to win Cash In The Vault this year! Not to mention, a remarkable victory over a former World Champion and future Hall of Famer, Chris Elite. There are just some people who show up and quickly have massive effect on the landscape, and Vizzy’s one of them! Now he is weeks away from the biggest match of his career, and last week he made it clear that he is prepared, and unafraid of the challenge that awaits, when he meets The Gawd himself for the Answers World Title!
( ‘No More’ by Disturbed hits, and Constance Blevins walks out dressed to compete with her Unified Tag Team Championship around her waist, and with Minerva closely following her from behind. )
Gina Romano: And his opponent, accompanied by Minerva, she is 1/2 OF THE EAW UNIFIED TAG TEAM CHAMPIOOONS… COONNSTAAAAAAAAAAANCCEEE BLEEEEEEEEEEEEEVVINNNS!!!!
Deadprez: Viz is challenging The Gawd for the Answers World Championship at Territorial Invasion with no fear in his heart, but he needs to focus on the implications of tonight as well Gavin.
Gavin Kirkland: He’s facing a champion in her own right, not to mention a cutie with a new attitude! I just hope Minerva doesn’t come over here again and squeeze the life out of my phallus. That really hurt last time :mjcry:
Deadprez: You right, he is facing a champion, and a champion who feels like she along with her partner have been overlooked, under-valued, unappreciated. They feel in their minds that they haven’t gotten enough opportunities to prove themselves as a team, and in some ways I think they’re right.
Gavin Kirkland: Well if Connie can knock off the Beat The Clock Challenge participant and if Minerva can do the same tonight against Mr. DEDEDE, these two immediately become the talk of the show! It’s a very simple objective for both of these girls, win!
( DING! DING! DING! )
( TIMER: 0:00 )
Deadprez: Against a man like Visual Prophet that’s easier said than done.
Gavin Kirkland: You’re not kidding, but let’s go over the implications now while Visual Prophet and Constance Blevins engage in the collar & elbow tie up. The Beat The Clock Challenge for those who don’t know means Visual Prophet will have to compete not only to win this match, but as the timer indicates, he will have to try to put Constance Blevins away as quickly as he can in order to minimize the possibility of Mr. DEDEDE defeating Minerva in even quicker fashion later tonight in the Main Event. If Viz loses his match he will forfeit the Beat The Clock Challenge, leaving the stipulation of the Answers World Championship match at Territorial Invasion completely in the hands of the champion. If he wins his match against Constance and DDD cannot do the same against Minerva in a shorter time span than Viz, then Viz will earn the right to set the stipulation for that championship match.
Deadprez: Viz has the advantage in the lock up obviously due to the height and weight advantage, but Constance still holding her own. She is a champion and I have it on good word that the LAST thing Constance Blevins is tryna be, is some prop for DDD and Vizzy’s little game. There’s a lot of pride in these young ladies, as Viz catches her in a side headlock. He cups his hand under Blevins’ jaw, making eye contact with his opponent.
Visual Prophet: (off-mic) Say my name.
Deadprez: And Blevins swipes away the hand! Shoot kick to the thigh! Another one! A third! Constance Blevins firing off, sending stinging shots to the legs! Viz holding a hamstring and hobbling, and he fires back with a European uppercut as Constance comes after him! That knocks her down, but she gets right back up, and Viz comes after her with a running clothesline! Ducked by Constance! She rebounds off the ropes, and runs RIGHT INTO A RIGHT HAND FROM VISUAL PROPHET! ELBOW DROP planted into the chest following up! He gets up, rebounds off another set of ropes, and delivers a jumping leg drop! Dodged by Blevins, both Elitists rushing to their feet, and Viz swings again with a wild right! Ducked by Blevins, and she runs Viz into the corner from behind with a rear waistlock. Ducks a back elbow from Viz! And follows up with shoulder thrusts into the lower spine! She backs away again and charges right into his with a SPEAR TO THE LOWER SPINE!!! Bringing Viz dropping to his knees, head leaned against the middle turnbuckle pad, and favoring the small of his back!
Gavin Kirkland: Constance Blevins being coached by Minerva to stay on him, and she fires away from behind with consecutive vicious forearm smashes to the back of the head! The official counting away, not going to allow consecutive strikes into a cornered opponent. Blevins stops at the count of “four”, turns Viz around, and begins putting the boots to Visual Prophet.
( Timer: 1:30 )
Gavin Kirkland: Blevins takes Viz up out of the corner by the head following those mudhole stomps! Now she rattles his brains with a headbutt! Viz stumbles away, Constance comes after him, and Viz quickly takes her by the nape of the neck and dumps her through the ropes and out of the ring! He goes back to favoring the small of the spine, Constance is climbing back in, and Viz delivers a low dropkick knocking Blevins back down to the ringside floor! Minerva comes to her aid, and Viz twists and turns his back after having the UTTC’s shoulder blade spiked straight into the tailbone.
Deadprez: That was a pretty strong spear by Constance Blevins earlier, but I hope Viz realizes Mr. DEDEDE has perfected that move. I can tell assure him from first hand experience that DDD’s spears are only going to hurt a million times worse. Viz exits the ring, grabbing a hold of Constance Blevins who just got kicked dead in the face. He hoists her up with a military press, and drops her STERNUM FIRST against the barricade! The referee starting his count now, and Viz pulls her up again, before tossing her onto the corner of the apron, so that she’s laying next to the ringpost. And Viz backs away before delivering a KICK TO THE HEAD! SENDING CONSTANCE ROLLING INTO THE RING! The referees count at “four”, and Minerva closing in on Visual Prophet. Only for Viz to give her a nonchalaunt wave and a cheeky grin. I think he knows better than to antagonize someone like Minerva now, but then again if she swings on him that makes this Beat The Clock Challenge a whole hell of a lot easier for him. Vizzy takes his time before hopping back in the ring and he watches Blevins recover… and greets a recuperated Constance Blevins with a RUNNING KNEE LIFT TO THE JAW! BLEVINS ON SPAGHETTI LEGS, AND VIZ SCOOPS HER UP BEFORE SHE DROPS TO THE FLOOR WITH A ‘PROPHET DRIVER’!!!
Gavin Kirkland: BLEVINS MANAGES TO COUNTER WITH AN ARM DRAG! THEY BOTH SCRAMBLE UP! BLEVINS WITH A LOW DROPKICK TO THE SHIN BONE! She darts back up to her feet, SIDE KICK!!! BLASTING VISUAL PROPHET RIGHT ACROSS THE EARDRUM!!! BEFORE COLLAPSING TO THE MAT HERSELF! Constance rolls over to Visual Prophet holding her jaw, and hooks the leg.
Ref: OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!! TWOOOOO-
Deadprez: Shoulder up by The Sovereign! Constance Blevins not finished, she mounts over Visual Prophet starts unloading with consecutive right hands! Viz can hardly defend himself from those strikes!
( Timer: 2:50 )
Deadprez: Constance being yanked off of her opponent by the referee! Constance Blevins SHOVES the referee back! The crowd looks surprised by that, even the official looks taken aback! We know Constance Blevins has a lot of fight in her, but there’s this new energy, this air about her that’s different. The referee warning Blevins to tone it down, and to respect his authority as the official. Blevins heads right back to Visual Prophet and cracks away at his ribs with some stiff knee strikes! Each blow ringing off, one after another, and Viz crawls away to a corner as fast as he can in retreat! Viz pulling himself up, RUNNING KNEE TO THE MIDSECTION BY BLEVINS! Followed by repeated knee strikes into those very same ribs! Blevins pulling Viz away from the corner with a double underhook clutch, perhaps looking for a double underhook suplex! But Viz is using his size leverage, sandbagging himself, and forcing Constance to dig within herself to YANK VIZ UP OFF OF HER FEET, DEADLIFTING, WITH ALL SHE’S GOT!
Gavin Kirkland: COUNTER! CONSTANCE BLEVINS SENT HIGH INTO THE AIR AND CRASHING DOWN ON HER BACK WITH A BACK BODY DROP!
Deadprez: Gah damn look at how high she went! She practically hit the ceiling of this place!
Gavin Kirkland: Blevins rolling around, feeling the shockwaves of that crash, and she scrambles up to her feet! IKE TURNER SPECIAL!!!! BLEVINS TAKEN BACK DOWN WITH THE ROLLING BACKFIST, AND A COVER BY VIZ!!
Ref: OOOOOOOOOOOOOOONEE!! TWOOOOOOOOOO-
Deadprez: KICK OUT BY BLEVINS! Visual Prophet rolls over, lifts his legs, and does a dramatic kip up to his feet, showing off for the audience! He holds out his arms, spinning around in momentum, and riling up the fans while Constance Blevins is over in the corner. Viz turns his attention to Blevins, and goes charging after her! RUNNING CLOTHESLINE! Irish whip into the far corner, and Visual Prophet takes off LIKE A RAGING BULL!!! RUNNING SPEAR TO THE RIBS!!! NOBODY HOME!!! CONSTANCE, I DON’T KNOW OFF OF INSTINCT OR WHAT, JUMPS OUT OF THE WAY, AND VIZ HITS THE RING POST SHOULDER FIRST!!! Visual Prophet screaming in pain, and he collapses out onto the apron and down to ringside with a possibly dislocated shoulder! Viz dragging himself up desperately as quickly as he can, Constance Blevins being screamed at by Minerva to basically capitalize, and Blevins psyches herself up, shooting up to her feet and running the ropes – BEFORE SHOOTING HERSELF OUT OF THE RING AND TAKING VISUAL PROPHET BACK OUT WITH THE SUICIDE DIVE!!!
Gavin Kirkland: THIS BEAT THE CLOCK CHALLENGE MATCH HAS BEEN FAR MORE TUMULTUOUS FOR THE SOVEREIGN DADDY THAN HE COULD HAVE EXPECTED! AS WE APPROACH THE 6 MINUTE MARK OF THE TIMER, CONSTANCE BLEVINS HAS ASSUMED CONTROL FOR NOW AT ALL COSTS, WILL SHE MAINTAIN?
( COMMERCIAL BREAK. )
( Return from commercial, and the timer reads “7:49”. Constance Blevins has Visual Prophet writhing in pain on the ground with a grapevined ankle lock submission. )
Deadprez: It’s looking bad, all bad, for The Sovereign right now! We’re back live on Saturday Night Showdown here at the University of Kansas, over 16,000 in attendance watching with bated breath, after Constance Blevins took the ball and ran with it during the commercial break.
( Split screen footage captioned “During The Break” shows Constance Blevins delivering a German suplex at ringside, and jump cuts showing Visual Prophet attempting a running knee into the corner, only for Constance to evade it and deliver a knee-buster from behind, and transition into a grapevined ankle lock. )
Gavin Kirkland: Constance Blevins using one of Visual Prophet’s most effective tools in his arsenal against him, as the clock rapidly begins to pace forward! Visual Prophet looks up at the clock on the titantron, which reminds him of the stakes of this contest more than anything! Prompting him to keep moving forward and willing himself on despite the tremendous damage that grapevined ankle lock must be doing! VIZ DRAGS HIMSELF TO THE ROPES, AS WE’RE AT 8 MINUTES AND 30 SECONDS! Constance Blevins chooses to relent, and she stands up before tugging at both of Viz’s ankles in order to drag him back to the center of the ring.
Deadprez: But Viz is keeping a firm hold around the bottom rope, and now the middle ropes! Constance yanking backwards as hard as she can! Now Viz twists his body and lands on his feet! JUMPING ROUNDHOUSE!!! DUCKED BY BLEVINS! BLEVINS REELS VISUAL PROPHET IN FOR THE CRADLE DDT!!! VISUAL PROPHET COUNTERS OUT OF THE LIONESSTOUCH, WITH A SCHOOL BOY ROLL UP PIN!
Ref: OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONNNE!!! TWWWWWWWWWWWOOOOOOO, TH
Gavin Kirkland: Constance Blevins with the kick out after being caught completely off guard with that one! Blevins back up, she ducks a right hand from Viz, and a clubbing blow to the midsection! Irish whip into the ropes! Viz counters with an Irish whip of his own, and TAKES CONSTANCE – AS WELL AS HIMSELF – OVER THE ROPES AND OUT OF THE RING WITH A CLOTHESLINE!!! BUT VIZ CATCHES HIMSELF ON THE APRON, HOLDING THE TOP ROPE WITH BOTH HANDS, AND FLIPS HIMSELF BACKWARDS INTO THE RING! BAETHOVEN SPRINTS UP TO THE TOP TURNBUCKLE WITH ONE BOUND, WATCHING CONSTANCE BLEVINS DOWN AT RINGSIDE BELOW, AND IS PANTING, SCOWLING, STANDING HIGH ABOVE THE FLOOR WITH HIS ENEMY IN HIS SIGHTS! LEAPING OFF!!!! SOOOOOOARING ACROSS RINGSIDE AND DOWN BELOW, WITH A BOW TO THE HEART!!!!!! FROM THE TOP TURNBUCKLE ALL THE WAY DOWN TO RINGSIDE, PLANTING AN ELBOW PRECISELY INTO THE CHEST OF THE UNIFIED TAG TEAM CHAMPION!!!! THESE PEOPLE ARE GOING INSANE FOR THAT ONE, THAT WAS ABSOLUTELY ASTONISHING!
Deadprez: VISUAL PROPHET RISKED A WHOLE LOT, BUT WITH GREAT RISK COMES GREAT REWARD! BUT HOW MUCH DID THAT TAKE OUT OF HIM GAVIN?
Gavin Kirkland: PROBABLY QUITE A BIT! VIZ IS SLOW TO RECOVER, AND EVERY SINGLE SECOND IS VITAL! THE OFFICIAL COUNTING DOWN BOTH ELITISTS NOW!
( Visual Prophet stirs, and sits up, looking up at the timer which reads “9:30” )
Deadprez: Visual Prophet dragging the dead weight of Constance Blevins up from the floor. Minerva again slowly approaches him, shooting a piercing, intimidating glare in his direction. Vizzy takes a little bit of time to get Constance on the apron, and he rolls her back in the ring before sending himself back in at the ref’s count of “seven.” Viz climbs over Blevins with a cover!
Ref: OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! THRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR-
Gavin Kirkland: KICK OUT BY CONSTANCE BLEVINS! HOW THE HELL DID SHE KICK OUT AFTER THE BOW TO THE HEART?!?
Deadprez: A mixture of luck fury and passion Gavin! She had some extra time, afforded to her because she’s been wearing down on her opponent! Constance Blevins ain’t going down easily, not without a fight! Not at all if she can help it!
Gavin Kirkland: Visual Propet yanks Constance Blevins up from the floor… AND PLANTS A KISS TO HER FOREHEAD! BLEVINS KNOWS WHAT THE HELL THAT MEANS! SHE SPINS BEHIND VISUAL PROPHET! CHOP BLOCK TO THE BACK OF THE LEFT LEG!!! THAT BRINGS VIZ DOWN HOLDING HIS HAMSTRING, AND CONSTANCE REBOUNDS OFF THE ROPES DELIVERING A SHINING WIZARD!!!!
Deadprez: VIZ CATCHES CONSTANCE ON HIS SHOULDERS!!! HE’S STANDING, HOLDING HER UP HIGH FOR A POWERBOMB… RUNNING POWERBOMB INTO THE CORNER!!! … BUT VIZ’S LEG BUCKLES AND HE COLLAPSES TO A KNEE BEFORE THE COLLISION! CONSTANCE COUNTERS WITH THE CTO!!!! CONSTANCE TAP OUT, CATCHING VISUAL PROPHET WITH A GOGOPLATA!!! THE REFEREE WATCHING THE SHOULDERS OF BLEVINS, VIZZY DOING ALL HE CAN TO MAINTAIN LEVERAGE, AND CONSTANCE IS STACKED ON HER OWN SHOULDERS!
Ref: OOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!
Gavin Kirkland: CONSTANCE RELEASES THE HOLD, ROLLING BACKWARDS OUT OF THE PIN! VISUAL PROPHET DOG PILES HER AND HOISTS HER UP FROM BEHIND! INTO THE BULLHAMMER!!!! KISS TO THE HEAD DUCKED BY CONSTANCE BLEVINS, AND COUNTERED WITH THE DROP TOE HOLD! ANKLE LOCK SUBMISSION APPLIED BY CONSTANCE AGAIN! AGAIN, SHE’S TAKEN THAT DEADLY VIZ-LOCK AND USED IT AGAINST HIM! BUT THIS TIME VIZ IS ON HIS HANDS AND HAS LEVERAGE! VIZ SENDS CONSTANCE FLINGING FORWARD WITH A FRONT ROLL ESCAPE! Constance Blevins sticks the landing with the shoulder roll and rushes right back at Visual Prophet, LIONESSTOUCH!!!!
Deadprez: COUNTED INTO THE VDT!!!! REVERSE STO INTO A TWISTING DDT!!!
Gavin Kirkland: VISUAL PROPHET PANTING, FEELING THE ADRENALINE! HE’S GOT TO CAPITALIZE!
Deadprez: VISUAL PROPHET PLANTS A KISS TO THE HEAD TAUNT, AND CLOBBERS HER WITH A ‘KISS TO THE HEAD’ BULL HAMMER ELBOW ACROSS THE TEMPLE!!! WHAT A SHOT!!! HOOK OF BOTH LEGS!!!
Ref: OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!
( DING! DING! DING! )
( Timer: 11:11 )
( “Another One Bites The Dust” by Queen hits, and Visual Prophet sits up, having his arm raised and sweating profusely after the difficult encounter he just endured. )
Gina Romano: Here is your winner… THEEEEEEEEE VISSUUAAAAAAAALLL PRRROPPHEEEEEEEEEEEEET!!!
Deadprez: Vizzy takes it home in a hard fought encounter with a more than game Constance Blevins, and manages to seal the deal in exactly eleven minutes and eleven seconds!
Gavin Kirkland: I say this with all due respect (and a little bit of fear) for Minerva, but 11 minutes and 11 seconds is A LOT of time to give somebody like Mr. DEDEDE to win a match.
Deadprez: You probably right about that, and I think inside Viz wishes he could have been a little bit quicker, but he was up against a fighting champion tonight, and the same way Viz shouldn’t have underestimated Constance is the same way DDD shouldn’t underestimate Minerva.
( Minerva is seen at the aid of Constance Blevins, and Visual Prophet takes his lead looking up at the clock. )
Gavin Kirkland: One of the things that goes to Viz’s advantage is that Minerva is even more fired up knowing that if she were to lose, Heavenly Hell would be 0-2 for the evening.
Deadprez: Big facts. You can see it in her eyes, she has no intentions of letting that happen. And even if she doesn’t beat Mr. DEDEDE resoundly, she’s going to do whatever it takes to hold out as much as she can. We’ll see what happens later tonight when Minerva goes one on one with the Answers World Champion.
(The camera fades into a pacing Mr. DEDEDE in his expensive ass trailer wearing the “Honor White” Gawdzilla Pro tracksuit. He has his phone in his ear as he paces back-and-forth. By the look of frustration on his face, it seems like things are not going well for him. He looks at his phone and redials the number for what could be the tenth time in a span of a twenty-minutes. Nothing is on the line, but a simple voicemail. He hangs up, feeling more frustration before as he redials the number again.)
(A knock on the trailer door interjects Mr. DEDEDE’s anxious pacing. Mr. DEDEDE has the phone to his ear as he opens the door. The crowd delivers a nice pop when Kassidy Heart is on the other side, wearing an all white one piece romper outfit with a deep plunge neckline, held together by white laces. Kassidy has the Universal Womens Championship over one shoulder, and a pumpkin spice latte from Starbucks in the other hand as she takes another sip.)
Kassidy Heart: I apologize that I’m late. (steps inside Mr. DEDEDE’s trailer) You should be aware of the PSL craze. You know I’ve been waiting all year for this.
(Mr. DEDEDE squints his eyes.)
Mr. DEDEDE: Twelve phone calls, Kass. I called you twelve times, and you blow me off for some shitty latte?
Kassidy Heart: :whoa: Don’t you slander the legendary Pumpkin Spice Latte, the same drink you bought me the other day because I couldn’t stop talking about it. That was such a sweet surprise to wake up to, by the way.
Mr. DEDEDE: I got another sweet surprise you can wake up to :mjlit:
Kassidy Heart: :usure: Last time I woke up to one of your ‘sweet surprises’ I ended up married against my will.
( Kassidy Heart takes a seat on the cushy sofa in DDD’s trailer, resting her Pumpkin Spice Latte on the coffee table and making herself comfortable. DDD plops down right next to her. )
Mr. DEDEDE: (sighs) Seriously though, If you wanted something from Starbucks, I could have had one of the interns get it from you with no problem at all. Hell, I could have hired a barista to make you as many drinks as your heart desired. I had thought something happened to you, Kassidy. I know, you’re not used to somebody monitoring your exact whereabouts at all times. You’re an independent woman and as much as that is a massive pain in the ass for me.
( DDD takes Kassidy’s hand. )
Mr. DEDEDE: As independent as you’re used to being, you and I have established that it’s incumbent upon me to keep an eye on you. You are a representation and therefore an extension of me. You are my wife, and it is your mission to make sure that you (a) represent me, and (b) check in with me. Especially on a night like this when I need you.
( Kassidy smirks, rolling her eyes and shaking her head – finding humor in how high strung her arranged husband is. She scoots closer to DDD, looking up at him with a disarming grin. )
Kassidy Heart: Well I’m here, so I’m sure you’re happy now, right?
Mr. DEDEDE: Yeah, definitely better late than never. Listen, tonight, you’re going to be in my corner as I face Minerva.
Kassidy Heart: Since when?
Mr. DEDEDE: Since five minutes ago. Look, things didn’t go well for Constance in her match with The Visual Prophet, so I wouldn’t be shocked if Constance will help Minerva find a way to make sure that I don’t win this match. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m more than certain that on any given night I could defeat both of them at once. With a hand tied behind my back. They are women after all. They are weaker than me by proxy.
Mr. DEDEDE: With all due respect.
Kassidy Heart: Mhm.
Mr. DEDEDE: Despite all that, tonight, time is of the essence. I don’t have any time to dick around out there with these two salem witch bitches, having to deal with whatever schemes they come up with to save face for their earlier setback. Having you out there will help even the odds.
Kassidy Heart: Well, I guess I don’t mind.
Mr. DEDEDE: (lightly pinching one of Kassidy’s cheeks) That’s a good girl. Hey I want to show you something.
( DEDEDE stands up and takes Kassidy by the hand over to his vanity dresser. She looks at DDD through the mirror )
Mr. DEDEDE: Close your eyes. And don’t peek.
( Kassidy obliges, keeping her eyes closed. DEDEDE opens the drawer of his vanity set up and pulls out a matte black lace ‘Mirkwood’ eye mask. He stands behind Kassidy and puts it over her face, adjusting it before telling her to open her eyes. )
Kassidy Heart: What’s this about?
Mr. DEDEDE: (resting his hands on her shoulders) I want you to wear this while you’re out there at ringside with me tonight.
Kassidy Heart: Why would I do that? It’s not even Halloween. Why would I want to cover my face? Do you think I’m hideous or something?
Mr. DEDEDE: Oh stop, you already know that’s not the case. Don’t make it bigger than it is.
Kassidy Heart: (brushing her fingers against the suede fabric of the mask) I just think it’s silly. What am I going to do, scare Minerva into submission for you? I really don’t get it. I’d rather not have this on out there if you don’t mind.
Mr. DEDEDE: But I do mind.
( Kassidy pulls the mask up from her face, and looks up at DDD with a quizzical look on her face. )
Kassidy Heart: Why? At least explain the reasoning you have behind it. You know I don’t believe in having to hide who or what I am for anybody.
Mr. DEDEDE: To me it isn’t about hiding. It’s about expression. You know how I am, you see what I’ve done. I enjoy employing symbolism and using imagery to send messages, to others and to ourselves. I’d like this to sort of be a “thing” that you have for expression as well. I was just really inspired by your Doomsday match, everybody saw what The Mauler was capable of – and I’d like to express what you have inside of you in little ways.
Kassidy Heart: Yeah but-
Mr. DEDEDE: Besides! You didn’t have a problem wearing a mask out there last year at Pain for Pride Festival with the Jaded Hearts. If you’d wear it for Sienna, why couldn’t you wear it for me?
Kassidy Heart: That was a one time thing, it was just for Sienna and I to have fun.
Mr. DEDEDE: Are you saying you love Sienna more than me?
Kassidy Heart: Kinda :lupe:
Mr. DEDEDE: Oh my god you’re worsening my depression. :persevere:
Kassidy Heart: Oh please. Get over yourself for once will you? (sigh) Fine, whatever I’ll wear this out there, if it makes you feel better. Wouldn’t wanna hurt The Gawds wittle feelings. All I know is you’d better win out there tonight, otherwise it’ll kinda be useless.
( DEDEDE smiles and kisses Kassidy on the forehead, before pulling the mask back down over her eyes. He puts his hands around Kassidy’s waist, and the two look deep into each others eyes. DDD leans in closer with a look filled with lust, and Kassidy stops him just short of going in for a kiss. )
Kassidy Heart: One second dear, I have to use the bathroom. You wouldn’t happen to have one here would you?
Mr. DEDEDE: Sadly not. I brought in the shitty trailer tonight. Like I was going to use the boss one for a shitty state like Kansas.
( Crowd boos. )
Kassidy Heart: Alright, I think I saw one around the corner on my way in. Be back in a bit.
( Kassidy exits out of Mr. DEDEDE’s trailer. She walks a good amount before making it inside the arena.)
???: Halloween come early?
(Kassidy Heart looks straight as the camera points to Cameron Ella Ava with her back rested against the wall. )
Kassidy Heart: Excuse me?
Cameron Ella Ava: I was just being optimistic, we all know the weird shit DDD is into, I was hoping he wouldn’t subject you to that so soon. I know we’re opponents at Territorial Invasion, but I’m going to ask you this because that’s always been the person I am — are you okay?
Kassidy Heart: Why wouldn’t I be okay? Even if I weren’t, it’s not your business to question it.
Cameron Ella Ava: I’m sorry that Ryan Adams knocking you unconscious and marrying you for the entire world to see has me concerned. I don’t understand why you why didn’t you decide to leave the guy as soon as that happened?
Kassidy Heart: For somebody who had to deal with the worst of him all last year, I’m sure you know better than to think Ryan is a guy you can just “get rid of.”
Cameron Ella Ava: Says someone who won’t even bother to try. I don’t know why you’re bothering to make things work with a guy who has talked so much shit about women. Ryan is the same guy who tormented my family and me for months, but he deserves a chance?
Kassidy Heart: No one knows him the way I do, Cameron. He respects me more than any other woman in the world. Ryan doesn’t only respect me, but he admires me. He admires everything about me. Ryan doesn’t look at me at my best, but my worst. And as weird as he might be as a person, he is more than willing to help me with any situation that I have dealt with. He sees me as a counterpart. Marriage can be troubling, especially an arranged one, but we’re making it work. And maybe I’d like for it not to fall apart so easily. So what?
Cameron Ella Ava: Are you being watched? Because there’s no fucking way that anyone would want to make things work with that bastard.
Kassidy Heart: Well, I don’t come to this world to please Cameron Ella Ava. ?♀️
Cameron Ella Ava: No one should come to this world to appease anyone other than themselves. That was something that I learned in my previous relationship. He has similar traits to Mr. DEDEDE — hell, DEDEDE was my ex-boyfriend’s role model in more ways than one. My ex treated everyone like shit, and I used to believe that as long as he treated me right, everything he did was okay. The reason I stayed with him for over five years was that I thought that I could fix him and I could change him for the better. That is what I am sensing with you trying to make this marriage work. I’m not going to give you five years to realize that this marriage is the biggest mistake of your entire life, Kassidy. We may be opponents at Territorial Invasion. I am going to take that championship away from you, but I am trying to make sure that you don’t fall into that same path. Thank god, I never married my ex because it wouldn’t have been my decision. It probably would have been to make sure he doesn’t fall apart. I’m glad that when I got married, it was someone with who I loved very much and a mutual decision.
Kassidy Heart: I don’t believe I’m making a mistake, Cameron. If I were, I’d quickly rectify it, just like I did with Ahren. It’s hilarious how you think that my marriage with Ryan is a mistake. Do you know what happens between the two of us? If not, then you have no right to make assumptions or understand what goes on behind closed doors. How about you fuck off and mind your own business?
Cameron Ella Ava: Well, since you’re going to be in Showdown a little more often until Territorial Invasion, I’m going to try to take the opportunity to have you open your eyes. I’m real with you right now, Kassidy. Trust me. You’re going to end up with your heartbroken. You’re going to feel more pain, bitterness and resentment at the hands of that man than you ever have in your life. And unlike you, I didn’t need to spread my legs for him to realize that.
Kassidy Heart: (getting into Cameron’s face) What the fuck did you just say?
Cameron Ella Ava: I said, you’re making the worst mistake of your life. And when the dust settles, I hope you can live with that.
(With that, Cameron Ella Ava walked away from the camera shot. Kassidy Heart is left a little steamed that Cameron would butt into her business. At the same time, she hates anyone questioning her life decisions and basing their assumptions that they know nothing about.)
(“Young and Bitter” by Hot Tag Media Lucas Johnson walks down to the ring wearing his Beats by DRE headphones that was given to him by his manager Albert Hitchman as he blasts music with an intense look on his face. When Lucas reaches the ring apron his manager Hitchman gives him one last prep talk as he gives the middle finger to his doubters as he enters his yard.)
Gina Romano: THE FOLLOWING TAG TEAM CONTEST IS SCHEDULED FOR ONE FALL!
Crowd: ONE FALL!
Gina Romano: WHERE THE WINNERS QUALIFY FOR DIVIDE AND CONQUER!
(The crowd roars)
Gina Romano: INTRODUCING FIRST, already in the ring, accompanied by his manager, ALBERT HITCHMAN! He hails from Atlanta, Georgia. Weighing in at 205 lbs., he is the “THE WRESTLING MACHINE” LUCAS JOHNSON!!!
(The crowd boo, some cheer)
Deadprez: I always talk about the talent of this guy, he’s a special type of breed and the sky’s the limit here. He wants to break that ceiling, qualifying for Divide and Conquer could be it.
Gavin Kirkland: Sure, a win always makes things right. His partner has a lot to say usually, the question is their cohesiveness. They are no Heavenly Hell in which we saw Constance earlier and Minerva later tonight, they look better too, Prez.
Deadprez: No arguments here.
(My Way by Limp Bizkit plays loudly over the PA system as Ryan Wilson steps through the curtain leading up to the stage right under the titantron carrying a hockey stick which rests on his right shoulder. He is followed by a stoic looking Sylvain Primeau and the towering Brujah St-Michel who cracks his knuckles with a bestial smirk on his face walking behind the Canadian Studmuffin.)
Gina Romano: His partner, hailing from Montreal, Quebec and weighing in at 212 pounds, the “AGENT OF CHAOS” RYAN WILSON!!!
(Wilson takes lead walking slowly towards the ring looking at the crowd frowning at some of them until he makes his way inside the ring and goes to one of the turnbuckles climbing with agility up top and raises his hockey stick high above his head and yells. Doing this on another turnbuckle he then tosses the stick to Sylvain and stands in the middle of the ring talking strategy with Lucas Johnson.)
Deadprez: Where is Ryan Wilson, the man can back up his words.
Gavin Kirkland: For sure and he has an entourage, I mean who isn’t cool that has an entourage!
(The lights dim as “Firing Squad” by No Name Tim and Kashis Keyz plays throughout the arena. Sabin Richards and David Gibson walk out accompanied by their manager, Joseph Gracons. They start making their way toward the ring.)
Gina Romano: Their opponents, from The Netherlands, weighing at a total combined weight of 463 pounds. Accompanied to the ring by their manager, Joseph Garcons! Here are David Gibson and Sabin Richards… THE MECHANICAL ANIMALS!
(Both men stand in the middle of the ring and raise their arms up in the air. Garcons is proud to show them off as the crowd boos.)
Deadprez: One of the premiere tag teams on Showdown and they showed it at Midsummer Massacre against Heavenly Hell. They want another shot at those tag titles and are looking to make a statement tonight, had some tough defeats recently but this has huge stakes, it is a Divide and Conquer Qualifying Match!
Gavin Kirkland: The Animals are in the same boat as Lucas Johnson, a win here solves a lot and a qualifying spot at Divide and Conquer but Prez, I am telling you David Gibson has a Gypsy curse.
Deadprez: I don’t believe in that voodoo bullshit, playa.
Gavin Kirkland: Believe, trust me. If the Mechanical Animals lose tonight, don’t doubt me again.
(The referee checks all parties; he then instructs the people on the outside to stay in their corners or he will eject them all with a stern warning. David Gibson and Lucas Johnson start the match as the referee calls for the starts of the match…)
(DING! DING! DING!)
(Gibson and Lucas circle the ring and walk up standing face to face)
Deadprez: A stare down between these two and here we go, they are trading blows, the crowd is already going nuts! We got ourselves a Donny brook! Lucas backs up Gibson to the ropes, Lucas kicks him in the gut before whipping Gibson against the ropes but NO! Gibson hangs on and hits a short arm clothesline! Backing up Lucas, now he runs at him with a huge Clothesline, almost taking his head off!
Gavin Kirkland: Here comes Ryan Wilson but Sabin Richards cuts him off with a spear! Wilson rolls out of the ring, Sabin and Gibson are going to try and finish this early, they grab Lucas, Gibson from behind, Sabin hits the Deep Six! THEY HIT THE DEEP SIX! THIS COULD BE OVER!
Deadprez: Lucas kicks out! We have talked about the resiliency of this kid and just how tough he is and showed it right there! He’s in a lot of trouble though early in this match! Wilson is getting up on the outside, he doesn’t look happy, the Animals in control! They grab Lucas and throw him into their corner. Gibson tags Sabin who comes in and starts kicking Lucas in the midsection over and over! Lucas is in a lot of trouble early! WAIT! HE IS FIGHTING BACK! He punches Gibson! He punches Sabin backing him up and following with a DROPKICK! SABIN HITS HARD! Lucas runs against the ropes hitting a leg drop!
Gavin Kirkland: He rolls over and hits another one! Lucas grabs Sabin and drags him to the corner like a sack of trash! Tags in Ryan Wilson who is dropping the boots on him! Wilson picks him up hitting some devastating forearms! Sabin is wobbly! Wilson backs up, A MAFIA KICK CONNECTS! SABIN IS DOWN! WILSON DROPS FOR THE COVER!
Deadprez: KICK OUT BY SABIN RICHARDS! So much on the line here, the winners qualify for Divide and Conquer! Wilson drops a knee to his chest, slowly picking him up and Irish whipping Sabin to the turnbuckle! He charges in, Sabin gets the boot up! Wilson staggers back and Sabin with a REVERSE HEEL KICK! WILSON HITS HARD! SABIN HOPS ON THE SECOND ROPE WITH A LION SAULT!
Gavin Kirkland: HE HIT IT ON THE MONEY! HOOKING THE LEG FOR THE COVER!
Gavin Kirkland: WILSON KICKS OUT! Sabin quickly grabs Wilson and tags in Gibson! David Gibson drops an elbow! He grabs Wilson and picks him up hitting a stalling suplex, the blood went all to Wilson’s head! Gibson is not done! He grabs Wilson and tags in Sabin, Lucas Johnson trying to get in, but the referee stops him, The Mechanical Animals are working as the tag team they are and wait…. They have Wilson up FINAL JUDGEMENT! DOUBLE DDT! I DON’T THINK WILSON CAN SPELL CHAOS RIGHT NOW!
Deadprez: HE REFEREE WAS DISTRACTED BY LUCAS TRYING TO GET IN TO SAVE HIS PARTNER! SABIN NOW IN FOR THE COVER JUST AS THE REFEREE TURNS AROUND! THE MECHANICAL ANIMALS ARE GOING TO QUALIFY! ANOTHER COVER!
Deadprez: INCREDIBLE! WILSON KICKS OUT! Sabin can’t believe it! He tags in Gibson now! They pick up the weakened Wilson and Irish Whip him into the ropes but WILSON SPRINGS BACK WITH A DOUBLE CLOTHESLINE!
(Mixed Reaction from the crowd, some boo and some cheer. Wilson tries to crawl to the corner and tag Lucas.)
Gavin Kirkland: Here is his chance to get out of the ring! Gibson grabs him by the ankle, Wilson flips and kicks Sabin off! Gibson tries to grab his leg but Wilson kicks him off too, he gets to his feet and Sabin lunges but WILSON CATCHES HIM WITH FLASHING ELBOW! SABIN FALLS! GIBSON TRIES TO WRAP AROUND WILSON BUT HE TAGS! LUCAS JOHNSON IN A HOUSE OF FIRE!
(The crowd cheers, some boo)
Deadprez: LUCAS IN! A FLURRY OF LEFTS AND RIGHTS ON GIBSON! A DROPKICK TO GIBSON! A DROPKICK TO SABIN RICHARDS! ALBERT HITCHMAN IS HAPPY RIGHT NOW LIKE HE JUST GOT FREE COUPONS TO THE GOLDEN CORRAL! JOSEPH GRACONS IS BESIDE HIMSELF! HE HOPS ON THE APRON! THE REFEREE TELLS HIM TO GET DOWN! We have seen these two at it before! Albert grabs Gracons! He drops him to the floor, they start pushing each other….. SUICIDE PLANCHA BY LUCAS JOHNSON ON BOTH ALBERT AND GRACONS! HE TOOK OUT HIS OWN MANAGER TOO!
Gavin Kirkland: LUCAS THREW CAUTION TO THE WIND AND DIDN’T CARE! WHAT IS MOST IMPORTANT IS THE WIN! LUCAS JOHNSON CHECKS ON ALBERT AND ROLLS BACK TO THE RING BUT GIBSON CATCHES HIM WITH A SNAP POWERSLAM! A QUICK COVER!
Deadprez: WILSON BREAKS UP THE COUNT! SABIN AND WILSON ARE NOW AT IT! WILSON GRABS HIM BY THE TIGHTS AND THROWS HIM THROUGH THE ROPES! HE GRABS WILSON BY HIS ANKLE AND TRIPS HIM UP! SABIN DRAGS HIM OUT OF THE RING! SABIN TRIES TO THROW WILSON INTO THE BARRICADE BUT HE REVERSES! SABIN STOPS RIGHT BEFORE HE CRASHES IN BUT WILSON CATCHES HIM WITH A SUPERMAN PUNCH! SABIN FLIES OVER THE BARRICADE INTO THE CROWD!
Gavin Kirkland: In the ring Gibson picks up Lucas in a TORTURE RACK! HE IS GOING TO MAKE HIM SUBMIT! GUTWRENCHING BUT WAIT! WILSON SLIDES IN AND HITS ANOTHER SUPERMAN PUNCH! GIBSON DROPS LUCAS! HE STAGGERS! WILSON THEN STRIKES WITH A MAFIA KICK! GIBSON IS DOWN BUT WILSON IS NOT THE LEGAL MAN IN THE RING!
Deadprez: LUCAS IS STARTING TO CLIMB THE ROPES! WHAT IS HE GOING TO DO! SABIN IS TRYING TO GET BACK OVER THE BARRIER!
(The Crowd roars as Lucas looks out…)
Gavin Kirkland: HE HITS THE RED ARROW! LUCAS HOOKS THE LEG AND WILSON JUMPS ON LUCAS FOR THE ADDED PRESSURE! WE HAVE A COVER!
(DING! DING! DING!)
Gina Romano: “THE WINNERS OF THE MATCH THE TEAM OF LUCAS JOHNSON AND RYAN WIIIIILLLLSOOOONNNNNN!!!!!!!!”
(“Young and Bitter plays throughout the arena as Lucas rolls out of the ring followed by Wilson. The two hug and celebrate, holding each other’s arms up in victory. They are joined by the entourage and Albert Hitchman who is still holding his back. Sabin rolls in and Gibson sits up holding his midsection, screaming in anger….)
Deadprez: HUGE WIN BY WILSON AND JOHNSON! THEY QUALIFY FOR DIVIDE AND CONQUER! AN UPSET I WOULD SAY!
Gavin Kirkland: I agree! It was a huge upset and the struggles of the Mechanical Animals continue! I am telling you Gibson has a Gypsy Curse! Nothing has gone right for him since they wrestled Heavenly Hell!
Deadprez: I am starting to believe you brah.
(Wilson and Johnson continue to celebrate as they walk up the ramp. Gracons is back in the ring upset while Sabin tries to calm Gibson down….)
( Camera opens up backstage where Io Ishimori is standing outside of Jenny Punk’s office. )
*knock knock knock*
( Io stands there waiting idly by. She quickly loses her patience. )
*KNOCK KNOCK KNOCK*
( Io stands there again, arms folded, and growls under her breath. )
*BANG BANG BANG BANG BANG*
Io Ishimori: HELLO? IS MY GENERAL MANAGER HERE? I’D LIKE TO HAVE A WORD!
???: Excuse me?
( A startled Io turns around, clutching her chest, and looks up at Max A. Million who is standing by her with a microphone. )
Io Ishimori: You shouldn’t sneak up on people! You scared Yoshi san!
( Max looks down at the plush cat with a confused look. )
Max A. Million: I um I apologize. I was just hoping to get some feedback on your match last week against Cameron Ella Ava.
Io Ishimori: Feedback? You want feedback from me? No sir. I won’t give you any.
Max A. Million: Why?
Io Ishimori: Because that’s not my job! My job isn’t to give my opinion, or evaluations, I am here to achieve greatness. Do you know who you should be asking for feedback on my performance? My careless general manager. But you’ll have to wait in line, because I’ve been waiting for at least SOME credit for taking a Goddess to her limit last week. But what do I get instead? LEFT OFF THE CARD!
Max A. Million: Would you say that you’re “underrated” in your own opinion?
Io Ishimori: Am I underrated? Am I underrated???
( Io takes up her plush cat, and looks it dead in the face. )
Io Ishimori: Yoshi san, am I underrated?!
Yoshi san: …
Io Ishimori: (looks off-screen) How about you, do you think I’m underrated??
( Camera shifts to off-screen, where EAW’s EVP of Intermedia Production, Ashten Cross is standing by a catering table sipping a cappuccino, minding his own business. He looks up, like a deer in the headlights. )
Ashten Cross: Huh?
Io Ishimori (approaching Ashten): Are you deaf? You heard what I asked! Am I underrated????
Ashten Cross: :lupe:
Io Ishimori: It’s a simple yes or no question!
Ashten Cross: Don’t take this the wrong way but..
Io Ishimori: But?
Ashten Cross: But.. I don’t even know who you are :krabs:
( Io Ishimori looks like she wants to explode with rage. Ashten cowers in fear, and then a lightbulb goes off in his head. )
Ashten Cross: Oh yeah that’s right! You’re that asian chick, the one who they were going crazy for in the production room last week against Cam. Yeah of course I know who you are silly. I mean, are you underrated? That was your question right? See now that’s tricky. Is anyone ever truly underrated?
Io Ishimori: Spare me with the philosophy! You know better than anyone –
( Jenny Punk interrupts the exchange. )
Jenny Punk: Excuse me guys, do you know who was banging on my door just a minute ago?
Ashten Cross: (points at Io) It was her, she says she’s underrated and that you’re a careless general manager for not giving her a match this week.
Io Ishimori: So you did hear what I said -_-
Jenny Punk: Well that’s a little rude don’t you think. I do have to admit though, it was a careless decision to not give you a match this week. You deserve a chance to prove yourself and display your talents after forcing the EAW Universe to take notice during your match against Cameron Ella Ava last week.
Io Ishimori: Now we’re talking. But tell me something that I don’t know. How are you going to repay me for what you’ve done?
Jenny Punk: Well let’s get this straight, I don’t owe you jack shit no matter how good of a showing you had against Cameron. You still lost, no matter how close to the brink you took her. Close only counts in horseshoes and handgrenades, missy. (looks down at Io’s plush doll) Right, Yoshi San?
Yoshi San: …
Io Ishimori: DON’T AGREE WITH HER!
Jenny Punk: Look, if there’s anything you and I both agree on, it’s the fact that you deserve to show off your abilities. What better place to do that than at the upcoming FPV event in Territorial Invasion?
Io Ishimori: Ooooo, what title will I be fighting for?
Jenny Punk: I didn’t say anything about a title sis. But I can pencil you in for the Divide and Conquer match that the other General Managers and I are planning to take place, involving Elitists from all three brands.
Io Ishimori: You know my ultimate goal is championship gold, Jenny.
Jenny Punk: I understand that. There may not be a championship involved in that match, but we are thinking of an incentive that could heighten the stakes of this match. Possibly by tenfold even. I’m positive it’ll be more than worth your while.
Io Ishimori: Very well. No matter the stakes, I fully intend to represent Showdown and show true leadership. I will prove to you why I am Showdown’s secret weapon, its hidden ace in the hole, and worthy of holding championship gold. Arigato.
( Io shoots a cold glare to Ashten Cross, and walks away. )
Ashten Cross: So how long until we see her in JET? :unamused:
(Showdown returns from break and cuts to the broadcast booth. Archimedes J. Manson and Kai Zolomon are seen sitting with Deadprez and Gavin.)
Deadprez: Ladies and gentlemen, welcome back to Showdown! As you can see, Gavin and I have been joined by the two men who will be challenging Felix Hartley for the New Breed Championship at Territorial Invasion. Kai, Archimedes, welcome to Showdown.
Archimedes J. Manson: Welcome back, in my case.
Gavin Kirkland: Last night on Dynasty, Archimedes, you made a statement by nailing my queen with a cutter and putting her through the Spanish announce table.
Archimedes J. Manson: I did make a statement because I know the world is counting me out of the New Breed Championship match before it even begins. No offense, my guy, but I’ve had a lot better run on Dynasty than you have had on Voltage, so the fact people are whispering that if anyone takes the championship from Felix, it’ll be you, is downright insulting to me.
(Archimedes is speaking directly to Kai.)
Kai Zolomon: Why would anyone take you seriously as a competitor when you treat absolutely everything like a joke?
Archimedes J. Manson: Just because I choose to have fun doesn’t mean that you can overlook me. You do that and you are going to find yourself the odd man out come Territorial Invasion, and I’ll be the one walking out as the new New Breed Champion.
(‘Jenny From The Block (Track Masters Remix)’ by Jennifer Lopez, Jadakiss, and Styles P. begins to play and the crowd immediately gets to their feet. They greet the feisty newcomer, Jenny Cien, with a mostly positive reaction, and ‘The Baddie’ smirks as she walks onto the stage.)
Gina Romano: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN… THE FOLLOWING CONTEST IS SCHEDULED FOR…
Crowd: ONE FALL!
Gina Romano: INTRODUCING FIRST… FROM PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA… PLEASE WELCOME ‘THE BADDIE’ JENNY CIEN!!!
Gavin Kirkland: :blessed: She gives me Latina fever, Deadprez! Jenny Cien and her phat ass taking on Felix Hartley and her fucking perfection has my dick already hard! Breh, it was hard the second these two opened their wet mouths and started going at it this week.
Deadprez: Well, I’m not sure I had that extreme of a reaction to the match announcement, but I’m stoked to see what Jenny and Felix have for one another. The time for talking is done and both of these women are two rising stars here in Elite Answers Wrestling. Jenny Cien looks to established herself as the next one up for a championship by defeating the New Breed Stallion here tonight.
(Jenny gets into the ring and gets herself set. Her music fades out and is quickly replaced by ‘Chun-Li’ by Nicki Minaj. A few seconds later, Felix Hartley steps out with the New Breed Championship raised in the air.)
Gina Romano: AND HER OPPONENT… FROM LAS VEGAS, NEVADA… THE NEW BREED CHAMPION, FELIX HARTLEY!!!
Gavin Kirkland: Where’s the lotion?
Kai Zolomon: I will beat the shit out of you if you do anything weird while I’m sitting beside you.
Gavin Kirkland: :krabs:
Archimedes J. Manson (directly to Felix as she walks by): How you feeling tonight?
(Felix pats her championship proudly and flashes Archimedes a charming smile.)
Felix Hartley (Off Mic): Like a winner.
(She blows her Territorial Invasion opponents a kiss before getting into the ring and turning her attention towards Jenny. The two women glare at one another as Gina takes the title from Felix and gets out of the ring.)
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Deadprez: These two immediately lock up and this is going to be a fight! Bruh, the way these two ripped into one another this week was scathing!
Kai Zolomon: Interesting size differential between the two as well. Felix is considerably taller than Jenny, but Jenny has a little bit more power behind her and muscle.
Gavin Kirkland: Just say she’s phat, damn. Jenny got that thick look going on :wow:
Deadprez: Jenny muscles Felix into the corner and starts choking her! The referee steps in, forces the two apart, but Jenny immediately back on the atta- no! Felix catches her with an elbow that sends Jenny staggering back! Jenny recovers and comes flying back at Felix, but Felix bends down and lifts Jenny up and over! She sends Jenny over the top rope… BUT JENNY LANDS ON THE APRON! JENNY SPINS FELIX AROUND AND UNLEASHES A MASSIVE SLAP TO FELIX’S KISSER!
Gavin Kirkland: YAAASSSS! YOU KNOW FELIX LIKES IT ROUGH!
Deadprez: Jenny leaps onto the rope and launches herself in the air, taking the New Breed Stallion down with a springboard crossbody!
Archimedes: Oh! Felix uses the momentum to roll through and she’s got Jenny! Felix is looking to hook Jenny in ‘The Me Too Movement’ already! Lemme make a note of that.
Kai Zolomon: Dude, no amount of note taking is going to get you a win come Territorial Invasion.
Gavin Kirkland: Jenny takes Felix down by the ankle and wraps her legs around Felix’s! Jenny with a nice little figure four! Felix doesn’t panic and is looking to reverse the hold, however Jenny isn’t about to let herself get stuck so she releases the submission and mounts Felix! Not sure why the fuck she’s punching her though, when they could have sex instead, but I digress. Jenny is wailing away on Felix now, but Felix knows how to take a pounding :mjlit:
Deadprez: Felix finally forces Jenny off of her and she rolls towards the ropes! Felix drops down to the outside of the ring, looking to collect her bearings but here comes Jenny!!! Suicide dive through the middle ropes and she lands on Felix! Jenny throwing more punches and giving the New Breed Champion everything she can handle! Felix fights her off but Jenny quickly grabs Felix by the hair and takes off running! She rams Felix headfirst into the ring post and Jenny Cien has come out on fire tonight!
Gavin Kirkland: Jenny rolls Felix back into the ring and goes for the first cover of the match!
Kai Zolomon: Kick out by Felix, but no surprise. I’m not walking into Territorial Invasion underestimating her resiliency or skill level.
Archimedes J. Manson: Neither am I, but she’s far from invincible, and I proved that last night on Dynasty.
Deadprez: Jenny is back up and she brings Felix with her! Jenny looking for a right hand, but Felix blocks the shot! Jenny tries again, but Felix with a headbutt! That catches Jenny off guard and she drops down to a knee, grabbing her head! Felix ruthlessly brings her knee up, catching Jenny right in the face and Felix rushes the ropes! Basement style dropkick catches Jenny in the back of the head! Jenny’s face slams into the mat and Felix quickly wraps her up in a crossface like submission hold! Felix just gets better and more well-rounded with every match she competes in, and has proven she’s able to handle whatever stipulation comes her way.
Gavin Kirkland: But my spicy little taquito is fighting hard and making her way to the ropes! This is where Jenny’s thickness comes into play! All that booty helping her inch her way towards the ropes, and force Felix to break the crossface. Jenny gets her hand on the bottom rope and Felix has no choice but to let go!
Referee: ONE… TWO… THREE… FOUR…
Deadprez: Felix breaks in time and gets up. She reaches for Jenny’s ankle, but Jenny catches her with a mule kick! Felix stumbles and Jenny forces herself up! She lunges towards Felix, but Felix ducks a clothesline! Jenny whirls around and looks to attack Felix from behind! Felix with a spinning heel kick but Jenny ducks underneath! She kicks Felix in the stomach, grabs her by the neck, and looks to spike her with a DDT!
Gavin Kirkland: The purple haired goddess pushes Jenny off though! Jenny falls into the ropes, and Felix grabs her from behind! Neckbrea- NO! Jenny pushes Felix off! Both women lock up once again and it’s a fight for position! Felix backs Jenny against the ropes, but Jenny reverses with ease! It’s Jenny! Felix! Jenny! Felix! It’s Jenny who gets Felix in the corner but Felix catches Jenny with a knee! Felix grabs Jenny by the neck and slams her back into the corner! Felix with another knee, and she follows that up with a series of shoulder thrusts! Felix grabs Jenny and runs forward! DOGGY STYLE! SHE PLANTS JENNY WITH A STRATUSFACTION STYLE BULLDOG!!!
Archimedes J. Manson: I like the little booty slap Felix just gave to Jenny.
Gavin Kirkland: Me too :mjlit:
Deadprez: Felix with the cover!
Kai Zolomon: Jenny gets the shoulder up!
Deadprez: Felix is putting the boots to Jenny now! She’s stomping away on Jenny’s face, neck, and torso! Felix hoists Jenny up in the air and slams down across the top rope! Jenny falls to the apron and Felix slips to the outside! She’s nailing Jenny with those hammerfist like shots to the chest and the champ grabs Jenny by the hair… AND SHE DROPS JENNY FROM THE APRON TO THE GROUND WITH ANOTHER BULLDOG!!!
(Felix sets her eyes on Kai and Archimedes, flashing them both an arrogant grin.)
Archimedes J. Manson: Pay attention to your opponent, Felix. After all, she began the match by whooping your ass.
Gavin Kirkland: Felix takes Jenny and throws her into the ring steps! Felix is grabbing the ropes now and using her foot to press the side of Jenny’s face and head against the steel! The referee is screaming at Felix to get back in the ring before he has to start counting, but Felix pays him absolutely no attention and she goes back to kicking and stomping on Jenny! The Baddie is in a lot of trouble right now!
Deadprez: The referee has is up to a five count and Felix pulls Jenny up and rolls her back into the ring. ‘Ass, Class, and Sass’ slips in after her and goes for a cover!
Gavin Kirkland: Jenny gets her shoulder up!
Deadprez: Felix pulls Jenny up and looks to whip her into the ropes, but Jenny catches Felix with a forearm! Felix fires back with a right hand and she stomps on Jenny’s foot! Felix with a forearm now and she takes two handfuls of hair and drops Jenny face first into the mat! Felix goes for the leg, looking for what appears to be a kneebar type of submission, but Jenny flips over on her back and kicks her legs out! She catches Felix in the jaw, and Jenny quickly kicks Felix in the right knee! Felix immediately clutches her knee and Jenny springs up, wrapping her arm around Felix’s neck, and spikes her with a DDT!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: Jenny grabs Felix by the ankle and slams Felix’s knee into the mat! Jenny stomping away on that limb now, and that’s extremely smart on Jenny’s part. Taking away Felix’s legs is only going to help Jenny Cien as this match continues. Jenny looks for another figure four but Felix boots Jenny in the back with her good leg! Jenny puts the brakes on before she hits the ropes and quickly whips around! Felix is nearly back to her feet but Jenny hits that right knee with a dropkick! Jenny forces Felix’s shoulders to the mat and goes for a pin!
Deadprez: Shoulder up!
Gavin Kirkland: Jenny flips Felix over on her stomach and she plants her own knee into the back of Felix’s right one! Jenny grabs Felix’s leg and begins wrenching it back! Felix reaches back and grabs Jenny by the hair, but Jenny continues to bend Felix’s leg back at that unnatural angle!
Archimedes J. Manson: Flexibility :mjlit:
Gavin Kirkland: :mjlit:
Deadprez: Jenny From the Block taking that leg all the way back and Felix’s toe is touching her head :damn:
Kai Zolomon: That shit looks painful.
Gavin Kirkland: Felix is fighting back though! She hits Jenny in the arm with an elbow! That doesn’t break the grip, but Felix with a series of desperation elbows now! Jenny finally lets go but she maintains control of the right leg and slams Felix’s knee down into the mat! She quickly grabs Felix up and suplexes her into the ropes! The right leg snaps against the ropes and Felix grabs her knee! Jenny quickly grabs that leg and wraps it around the ropes! Felix slams her fist into Jenny’s head as the referee starts the count!
Referee: ONE… TWO… THREE… FOUR…
Archimedes J. Manson: Dude, The Baddie ain’t no joke!
Deadprez: No she’s not! Jenny Cien is a talented wrestler, not to mention a smart one and she is chopping her taller opponent down to size right now! Jenny stomps away on the knee and grabs Felix, dragging her to the center of the ring! Jenny with a standing moonsault on Felix and she hooks the legs for a cover!!!
Kai Zolomon: Felix showing her grit and kicking out once again.
Gavin Kirkland: Jenny Cien making my dreams come true once again as she mounts Felix! Jenny with punches and forearms now, and Felix is just having a tough time right now. The Baddie came to play tonight, and she’s not about to let this opportunity to defeat a reigning and defending champion slip through her fingers. Jenny grabs Felix by the hair and slams the back of Felix’s head into the mat! Jenny pushes herself up and goes over to the ropes! She climbs to the top and I think we’re about to see the Jenny-Sault! Jenny Cien has one of the prettiest moonsaults I have ever seen!
Deadprez: She’s absolutely going for the Jenny-Sault and Jenny launches herself in the air! Jenny flies through the air!!!! AND FELIX GETS HER KNEES UP!!!!
Kai Zolomon: How smart was that, though?! Felix might have temporarily derailed Jenny from finishing off the match with the moonsault, but all she did was further punish her own right knee.
Archimedes J. Manson: Act of desperation and could cost Felix. Imagine taking a L heading towards TI. CoUlDn’T bE mE.
Gavin Kirkland: Both women roll towards the opposite sides of the ring, and it’s Felix who is grabbing the ropes and attempting to pull herself up. Jenny is already back up, but she’s holding her stomach, and both of these women have fought hard so far. This match has a lot of heat behind it and I know that both women desperately want to win. Jenny staggers over to Felix and rakes her across the back! That gives her the chance to kick Felix in the back of the right knee and get the New Breed Champion back to the mat! Jenny slips out of the ring and grabs Felix by leg, dragging her towards the ring post! Jenny slams the right knee into the ringpost and Felix lets out a cry of pain! My poor baby! 🙁
Deadprez: It’s really not looking good for Felix Hartley right now and Jenny is back inside the ring! She grabs Felix and stacks her up for a pin!
Gavin Kirkland: FELIX REACHES UP AND GRABS JENNY IN A MODIFIED TRIANGLE CHOKE! JENNY IS FLAILING ABOUT AND FELIX IS TRYING TO WRAP HER LEGS AROUND JENNY! JENNY IS HAMMERING AWAY AT FELIX’S RIBCAGE BUT FELIX IS HANGING ON TO THE CHOKE FOR DEAR LIFE! JENNY HAMMERING AWAY AT FELIX AND SHE TURNS HER PUNCHES TO THE KNEE! JENNY PUNCHING THE RIGHT KNEE AND FELIX FINALLY LETS GO! FELIX HAS NO CHOICE BUT TO LET GO! JENNY SCRAMBLES AWAY FROM FELIX AND GIVES HERSELF A FEW SECONDS TO CATCH HER BREATH!
Deadprez: JENNY IS BACK UP NOW AND SHE’S LOOKING TO CONNECT WITH A RUNNING ELBOW DROP TO THE KNEE! FELIX ROLLS OUT OF THE WAY AND JENNY’S ELBOW SLAMS INTO THE MAT! JENNY CLUTCHES HER ELBOW AND FELIX ROLLS TOWARDS HER! FELIX IS GRABBING JENNY BY THE ARM AND ATTEMPTING TO TRANSITION INTO AN ARMBAR, BUT JENNY STARTS KICKING AT THE KNEE! FELIX KICKS BACK, GETS A GOOD GRIP ON JENNY’S ARM, AND SLAMS HER ELBOW FIRST INTO THE MAT! FELIX STARTS SLAMMING THE ELBOW INTO THE MAT OVER AND OVER AGAIN, AND JENNY IS GETTING A TASTE OF HER OWN MEDICINE NOW! FELIX TRANSITION INTO THE ARMBAR, BUT JENNY IMMEDIATELY KICKS HER FEET OUT AND LATCHES ONTO THE ROPES!
Gavin Kirkland: THE REFEREE FORCES FELIX TO LET GO OF THE HOLD AND THE NEW BREED STALLION CAN’T BELIEVE THE RING PLACEMENT!
Kai Zolomon: Felix is frustrated, it’s written all over her face.
Archimedes J. Manson: Frustration often leads to mistakes as well. The so-called ‘New Breed Stallion’ is going to have to pull herself together and figure out how to put Jenny Cien away.
Deadprez: Felix yanks herself up using the ropes and she’s very gingerly standing on her right leg! Jenny is back up as well and she’s favoring her elbow! Both women are running off adrenaline right now and it’s The Baddie who charges forward and she leaps on Felix’s back! Jenny wraps her legs around Felix’s waist and her arms around the neck, and she’s got a sleeper cinched in on Felix! Felix turns around and forces them back into the corner! She slams Jenny back against the turnbuckles but Jenny doesn’t let go! Felix claws at Jenny’s arms and slams her back against the turnbuckles again! She does it for a third time and FINALLY Jenny Cien is forced to let go! Felix with a back elbow that catches Jenny in the jaw! Felix turns around and chops Jenny right across the chest! Jenny clutches her chest but she fires off a chop of her own!
Gavin Kirkland: CHOP FEST! FELIX FIRES BACK! NOW JENNY! FELIX! JENNY! FELIX! JENNY! JENNY! JENNY! JENNY CIEN WITH ANOTHER CHOP! JENNY GOES FOR HER FIFTH IN A ROW BUT FELIX JUST PUNCHED HER IN THE THROAT! FELIX WITH A THROAT PUNCH AND JENNY CRUMBLES TO THE MATCH CLUTCHING HER THROAT! FELIX DROPS DOWN AND GOES FOR THE COVER!!!!
Archimedes J. Manson: Dude, Jenny Cien is legit.
Deadprez: Both women are hurt and exhausted and just laying there on the mat right now. It’s Felix who rolls off of Jenny and gets into a sitting position. Jenny rolls to her knees, and she’s rubbing her throat. These two have systematically picked one another apart tonight and it’s been an amazing match to watch.
Gavin Kirkland: They’re both back up and Felix limps over to Jenny! She throws a right hand, but it’s blocked by Jenny! Jenny catches Felix with a forearm, and follows it up with an uppercut! She kicks Felix in the injured right knee and drops her with another DDT!
Deadprez: I think we have an upset brewing…
Kai Zolomon: Oh man. I would LOVE nothing more than to see Jenny Cien knock the wind out of Felix’s sails tonight! Come on, Jenny!
Gavin Kirkland: JENNY IS BACK TO THE TOP ROPE NOW AND SHE’S LOOKING TO FINISH THIS MATCH! SHE GETS HERSELF SET FOR THE 100% SPLASH!
(Before Jenny can go for her version of the Imploding 450 Splash, ‘Hell on Heels’ by The Pistol Annies begins to blast across the PA system.)
Deadprez: Oh shit!
Gavin Kirkland: O-M-G A BLONDE!
(Jenny immediately drops down and glares at the stage, waiting for Kensingten Calhoun-Astor to strut her stuff out from behind the guerilla curtains.)
Deadprez: You know, it doesn’t shock me that Kensingten is making her way out here. Jenny cost her a huge match last week against Constance Blevins and eventually something is going to have to give between these two!
Gavin Kirkland: But I don’t even see Kensingten! :noah:
(Jenny continues to stare at the stage, a pissed off expression on her face.)
Jenny Cien (Off Mic): WHERE YA AT PUSSY?!
Kai Zolomon: Jenny needs to look behind her because Felix is back up and she sees her opponent distracted!
Deadprez: FELIX CLUBS JENNY IN THE BACK AND GRABS HER!!! TWISTED ARM DRAG TAKEDOWN! FELIX CONNECTS WITH #BADBITCH, HOOKS THE LEGS, AND GOES FOR THE COVER!!!!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Gina Romano: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN… HERE IS YOUR WINNER… FELIX HARTLEY!!!!
(Kensingten’s music cuts and after a moment of silence, it’s replaced by Felix’s theme. Felix gets to her feet, clearly favoring her right knee, and lets the referee raise her hand.)
(The sound of a headset being thrown down is heard and Kai rushes into the ring!)
Archimedes J. Manson: NAH MAN!
(Archimedes throws his headset down and he also rushes the ring!)
Deadprez: KAI AND ARCHIMEDES HAVE RUSHED THE RING AND A BRAWL HAS JUST ERUPTED BETWEEN THE THREE NEW BREED CHAMPIONSHIP COMPETITORS! THE STALLION JUST COMPETED IN A GRUELING MATCH BUT SHE IS FIGHTING BACK AGAINST THESE TWO WITH HER WHOLE HEART! KAI TAKES HER OUT AT THE KNEE, AND TURNS HIS ATTENTION TO ARCHIMEDES! THESE TWO ARE HAMMERING AWAY ON ONE ANOTHER AND IT’S ARCHIMEDES WHO MANAGES TO FORCE KAI INTO THE CORNER! KAI SLAMS HIS FIST INTO ARCHIMEDES’ FACE AND DRIVES KNEE UP INTO THE JAW OF HIS FELLOW NEW BREED CHALLENGER!
Gavin Kirkland: KAI GRABS ARCHIMEDES AND THROWS HIM OUT OF THE RING, LEAVING HIMSELF IN THERE WITH FELIX! :lupe:
Deadprez: Felix is using the ropes to pull herself up and despite just going through a grueling match with Jenny, she is motioning for Kai to bring everything he’s got! Kai obliges and he charges at Felix! Felix gets her elbow up and connects with Kai’s jaw! Kai staggers back and Felix runs right at him! Kai attempts to dodge her but Felix leaps in the air! SHE CATCHES KAI WITH ‘ASS, CLASS, & SASS’!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: :damn:!!! If Felix can catch Kai with that tilt-a-whirl headscissors at Territorial Invasion she will retain the New Breed Championship!!!
(Felix rolls out of the ring and drops to the ground, holding her knee but with a smirk on her face. Archimedes might have gotten the better of her last night, but this is the second time she’s been able to catch Kai Zolomon off guard. The referee has rushed over to Felix to check on her, but the only thing she cares about is the New Breed Championship. She snatches it from the referee and refuses to be helped, holding her title up in the air.)
(Showdown fades to commercial break.)
(The scene fades into ringside after the commercial break. “Odee” by a Boogie Wit Da Hoodie is playing in the background as it focuses on Chris Elite and Ahren Fournier in the ring with a microphone in each of their hands. The fans are unsure why the two of them are out there. They do not have a match for this edition of Showdown. The scene settles for a moment before “Odee” dies down.)
Chris Elite: Before I go off, let me establish something — I don’t give a fuck about what you think about me. I’m not even sure why this segment was labeled as Ahren and me being determined to get the respect that we deserve. If you believe that I am going to let a couple of dickeaters prevent me and Ahren come out here and express how we feel about everything going around, then that’s your mistake. Don’t you think that we’ve forgotten the words on the street? Whenever Ahren or I lose an important match, they wanna write us off as “jokes” and “losers.” They wanna ignore the fact that we’re former World Champions in our own right. “But, but, but Impact gave you that title reign.” Yeah and if I were really a charity case champion, I wouldn’t have held that title for five months. You motherfuckers like to belittle that reign, but I also defeated Ryan Adams! “But, but, but, that was a different version of Mr. DEDEDE!” “You wouldn’t beat Ryan Adams in 2019!” Is that a challenge because if I were to face Mr. DEDEDE today, I would knock him out so hard that he’ll think he’s Sheriff DEDEDE again.
Ahren Fournier: These dumb idiots are writing off my title reign as well. I can feel your pain, my friend. “Your title reign wasn’t memorable!” “It took you three Storybook Endings to put down Cage at Road to Redemption!” “You used Kassidy Heart to keep the EAW Championship!” You’re damn right with the second statement. I still managed to become a champion. As for the third statement, when has Kassidy Heart not been used by any man? That’s beside the point though. The reason that we’re out here is simple. Anyone with your Peabody of a brain would be able to understand our reasoning for being out here. Territorial Invasion is in a few weeks. But, we’re not on the card? Are we not even in talks for any matches at all? Are you seriously going to shaft two former World Champions who have always bust their asses for the opportunities they’ve wanted? We live in a world where Ryan fucking Wilson gets a spot at Territorial Invasion? :mjlol:
Chris Elite: This is the reason why I hate this place, Ahren. I usually don’t pay attention to any shit that doesn’t have “Chris Elite,” but I couldn’t help, but notice that we have no role going into Territorial Invasion. I thought after defeating two tag teams, it would put us on the right check to challenge for the Unified Tag Team Championships and gets us that Triple Crown. Dickeaters didn’t think that we would last a week as a team. From the first day of this pact, they wanna write us off as not threats. They need to understand that when you have two of the most diverse Elitists joining forces, you need to take it seriously. It’s nothing to joke about at all. The reason for this alliance is simple — to stop the dickeating and cornballs. To make a statement not only in the tag team division but in EAW as a whole. I don’t give a fuck who steps in our way, but we’ll knock them on their asses and make them regret messing with us.
Ahren Fournier: Exactly, we’re going to be the GOAT tag team in this company. We don’t listen to anyone. We do whatever the fuck we want, and we don’t care about the consequences. Instead of waiting for our opportunity to come to us because that was nothing more than a waste of our time, we are going to demand a chance to prove why Chris and I shouldn’t be left off anything. The Showdown locker room may not treat us seriously. They’ll mock the way we dress and talk because we’re not like them at all. Chris and I thought long and hard about this, but if it means to bring pride to Showdown and makes people finally stop writing us off like nothing at all, we are going to make the most significant impact possible. We are stepping into War Games.
Chris Elite: Jamie O’Hara, get your bitch ass out here —
(“Ultimate Battle” by ZENTA plays through the speakers as the crowd gives a standing ovation for Jamie O’Hara who walks out with a smile to his face. Chris Elite and Ahren Fournier want to get straight to the point and have this discussion.)
Gavin Kirkland: Here’s are fantastic captain of Team Showdown! Serena Bennett could never be as great of a captain as Jamie! I have said this over and over, but I really adore Showdown’s chances this year!
Deadprez: Jamie still needs to look for two members to put on his team. Voltage has Andrea Valentine, Raven Roberts, and Ms. Extreme. Last night, it was announced that Darkane and TLA will walk with Serena Bennett at Territorial Invasion for Dynasty. Showdown General Manager Jenny Punk made it clear with Jamie last week that he needs to have his team assembled. Chris and Ahren could be it, Gavin!
(“Ultimate Battle” fades as the crowd is still cheering on Jamie O’Hara in the ring. Jamie already has a microphone in his position as he thinks about what he is going to speak.)
Jamie O’Hara: Yeah, nah. What makes you think that I’m going to let you join Team Showdown?
Ahren Fournier: Uh, why wouldn’t you pick us? We’re GOAT!
Jamie O’Hara: :usure:
Chris Elite: Honestly, you would be out of your mind not to choose us. Who would you instead team up with you: Shane Gates and Shaker Jones or hottest tag-team in EAW at the moment? Currently, 2-0, more handsome than you can dream of being and someone that you can rely on. Without knowing it, Jamie; we have similar goals. We are both seeking for something. For us, it’s not to be written off as jokes and not to have our terrible losses label us as “choke artists.” We noticed that you can come inches close to capturing the Answers World Championship at Pain for Pride, but people still label you as the GOAT. People don’t write you off as a man that can’t get the job done. With you, you’re looking for some sort of redemption and proving that you’re not deserving of the “Worst Husband of the Year” award. It’s unclear that winning War Games for Team Showdown will do that for you, but this isn’t a job that you can do alone. You are going to need a back up, or Voltage and Dynasty are going to eat you alive in this match.
Ahren Fournier: I get it. I totally get it — you don’t believe that we’re worthy enough to stand next to you, Jamie. You’re just like everyone else who believes that we aren’t fit enough to be in the position that we are today. But what gives you the right to judge us? Are we supposed to forget that I managed to pin you in the middle of the ring in Season 11 on Voltage? Are we supposed to ignore the fact that my partner dethroned your historic eleven-month reign? I haven’t forgotten. Chris hasn’t forgotten and deep inside, you haven’t forgotten at all. It’s better to have us standing side-by-side than as enemies. Chris is right, you can’t do this alone.
(The three men go silent for a moment as does the crowd. Here and there, you can hear the fans encouraging Jamie O’Hara to make the right decision. Jamie looks around the sea of fans as he ponders.)
Jamie O’Hara: When I accepted this role as Showdown’s team captain, I knew that it was my mission to find the perfect team and prove that the talent on Showdown isn’t what you can find on the other brands. I’m expecting pure excellence from whoever stands next to me as we approach War Games. It’s what was embedded in my mind. It’s what’s made me the best. It’s going to be something that is embedded in your thoughts. There is nothing I would love more than to turn Voltage and Dynasty’s dreams of being the superior brand to ashes. To watch those arrogant smug on their faces just fade away just like their chance at victory. I’m fully aware that all three of us have different agendas in our minds. You don’t want to be “written off” for your failures. I seek redemption for not being there for my wife when she needed me the most. You do have a point, I’m not sure if winning this match will eliminate the feeling, but it’s going to be a step in the right direction. Winning this match only strokes my ego and proves that I am the single fucking greatest wrestler that this company has to offer. For these past few weeks, I have had my eye up and down this Showdown roster. I’ve enjoyed picking up the smallest details about what keeps this roster motivated. I have been in the ring with both of you men. When you want something, you will do everything to attain it. That’s like me. I’m not looking for lowly contenders to bring to War Games. I’m looking for the best.
Chris Elite: (gets closer to Jamie’s face with intensity) You have the best right at your face.
Ahren Fournier: You also have a GOAT.
Jamie O’Hara: War Games is not a match to joke around. I am going to need the two of you to prove that you’re serious about this match. I’m not looking for quitters. I am looking for men who I know will have my back and be the very presence of excellence.
Chris Elite: Just say your answer.
Jamie O’Hara: (sighs) Alright, you’re both in.
(The crowd begins to cheer for the announcement. Jamie O’Hara sticks out his hand for Chris Elite to shake it. Jamie then extends his hand for Ahren Fournier to shake, solidifying themselves as part of Showdown’s War Games team. “Odee” plays once again as Jamie leaves the ring, leaving Chris and Ahren to celebrate in the ring.)
Deadprez: Jamie O’Hara finally has his War Games team settled! He will bring Chris Elite and Ahren Fournier along for the match!
Gavin Kirkland: We have The Ace, Gawd Given Greatness and The GOAT on one team. :wow: This is going to be one exciting team, but if these two men can manage to put their differences and histories aside, they could win this entire thing.
(Camera pans across the packed crowd as Gina Romano begins to speak.)
Gina Romano: Ladies and Gentlemen… the following is the second half of the beta the clock challenge and it is our MAIN EVENT OF THE EVENING!!
Gina Romano: And it is scheduled for…
Crowd: ONE FALL!
(“Children of the Son” by Pope Choir hits as Minerva makes her way out onto the stage accompanied by Constance Blevins, still showing some signs from her match earlier in the night. Both have their Unified Tag Team Championships around their waists.)
Gina Romano: Introducing first, making her way to the ring from Coyote Flats, Texas, weighing in at 125 pounds… accompanied by Constance Blevins… ahebis one half of the EAW Unified Tag Team Champions… MMMMMMIIIIINNNNNEEEEEERRRRRRRRRRRVVVVVVAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!
(Minerva and Constance make their way down towards the ring, already seeming to talk strategy.)
Gavin Kirkland: YES! Gavin’s Gorgeous Goth Gypsy Gems are here in the main event!
Deadprez: Results aside, Heavenly Hell have certainly been holding their own in these high profile matchups. And if there’s ever a match where you need to be able to hold your own, it’s against Minerva’s opponent tonight!
Gavin Kirkland: Lets just hope the Chairman isn’t going to bring Death, Destruction, and… that other thing.
(Minerva hands her Championship to Constance before sliding into the ring, sliding herself sexually across the mat and posing for the camera with her tongue out. Then her music cuts and is replaced by “Let It Go” by A$AP Ferg as Mr. DEDEDE steps out onto the stage, followed by Kassidy Heart. The Chairman has the Answers World Championship around his waist and Kassidy has her Universal Women’s Championship over her shoulder.)
Gina Romano: And her opponent, making his way to the ring from the Ryan Adams Estate in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, weighing in at 227 pounds… accompanied by Kassidddy Heart… he is the Answers World Champion… MMMMMIISSSTTTTEEEERRRRRR DDDDDEEEEEEEEEEEEDDDDDDEEEEEEEEEEEDDDEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!
(DEDEDE and Kassidy start making their way down to the ring. DEDEDE has a malicious look in his eyes and licks his lips as he stares at Minerva in the ring. Minerva blows him a kiss, which doesn’t phase the Chairman but seems to annoy Kassidy.)
Gavin Kirkland: NO! MINERVA! IM THE ONE YOU SHOULD KISS! NOT—
Deadprez: Are you going to publicly state that you want to take something that was given to Ryan Adams? The man already sonned you earlier this season.
Gavin Kirkland: …………..
Deadprez: that’s what I thought. Just a reminder for everyone at home. This is in fact a beat the clock challenge. Earlier tonight, the Visual Prophet won in eleven minutes and eleven seconds. So this match will operate on a countdown of that same amount of time. If the chairman wins in that amount of time, he wins the challenge. If time expires, the match is a no contest and the Visual Prophet wins the challenge.
(DEDEDE slides into the ring, looking at Minerva as Xander Payne looks at cake. He stands to his feet, removing the Answers World Championship and holding it high in the air while pointing to himself. The referee goes to take the championship so the match can begin, but DEDEDE simply puts a middle finger in his face before handing his gold out to Kassidy.)
(A clock reading 11:11 appears on the tron.)
(DING! DING! DING!)
Deadprez: We are underway with this beat the clock challenge! Minerva stands in her corner, holding her confidence even in the presence of Gawd himself. Mr. DEDEDE however has a similar look in his eyes as he did when he poured that wax over Nina! Minerva sees this and steps herself forward! Minerva holds up her middle and index fingers and… she licks them?
Gavin Kirkland: Gawd… watching Minerva like this and knowing what the Chairman probably would like to do to her… this is like the opening sequences of an adult film.
Deadprez: Minerva still licking her fingers and now DEDEDE watching her with a twisted smile. I think he’s enjoying this little show she’s putting on! He’s gripping the ropes and stroking them back and forth… But Kassidy Heart on the outside looks pissed!
Kassidy Heart (off mic): RYAN YOU ARE MARRIED! STOP BEING A FUCKING PERVERT AND WIN! YOU DON’T HAVE TIME TO WASTE!
(DEDEDE glances back at the clock which now reads 10:36.)
Mr. DEDEDE (off-mic): I got time.
Deadprez: Brilliant strategy by Minerva to recognize that the Chairman can’t resist a beautiful woman and playing into that! Remember she doesn’t have to win this match! Just survive it! Minerva now moving her hands around her body as she swings her hips back and forth, recapturing the chairman’s attention. Minerva now giving him a little spin! BUT DEDEDE TACKLES HER FROM BEHIND! MINERVA TAKEN DOWN FACE FIRST TO THE MAT BY THE MUCH LARGER CHAIRMAN AND DEDEDE IS LAYING ON TOP OF HER!
Mr. DEDEDE: You know most girls like to say no… but they’re like you… they ask for it because they like to tease… I wonder how tight this ass is…
Gavin Kirkland: DEDEDE IS HUMPING MINERVA! IT IS A PORN!
Deadprez: BUT BLEVINS TO THE RESCUE! DEDEDE tried to start humping Minerva in the ring but Constance grabbed her partner’s hands and dragged her out of the ring from underneath DEDEDE! The referee shouting at Constance that she can’t interfere even though the tone in his voice makes him sound like he’s not upset that she did! Constance stands between her partner and the ring, checking on Minerva… BUT DEDEDE NOW GRABBING CONSTANCE BY THE HAIR AND LIFTING HER UP TO THE RING APRON! DEDEDE NOT HAPPY THAT CONSTANCE KEPT HIM FROM PLEASING HIMSELF!
Gavin Kirkland: BUT MINERVA JUST SLID BACK INTO THE RING! SHE ROLLS DEDEDE UP FROM BEHIND! CONSTANCE DROPS DOWN TO THE FLOOR, SAFE FOR NOW! THE REFEREE HAS THE COUNT!
Ref: ONEEEEEEEEEE! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
Deadprez: Kickout from the Chairman! But Minerva caught him focused on other things there and nearly had the element of surprise! Minerva quick to her feet now, dropping the sexuality act and trying to take it to the Chairman while she has the chance! DEDEDE is up to one leg as Minerva hits the ropes! SHOTGUN DROPKICK TO THE FACE BY MINERVA! The chairman is knocked back! Still quickly trying to get to his feet! But Minerva hits the ropes again! PUNT KICK! RIGHT ACROSS THE CHAIRMAN’S TEMPLE! DEDEDE DROPS TO THE MAT AND MINERVA MAKES A QUICK COVER!
Ref: ONEEEEEEEEEE! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
Deadprez: BUT DEDEDE JUST LAUNCHED MINERVA OFF OF HIM! Gawd damn! The power of the Answers World Champion! Minerva looks stunned! I think she believed she had the upset victory there! But now isn’t the time to stop the offense! DEDEDE is clutching at his head as he tries to get up! Minerva now back to her feet! She turns around and runs to the ropes again! Picking up momentum! MINERVA CHARGES IN!
Gavin Kirkland: SPEAR! SPEAR! SPEAR! DEDEDE JUST PRESSED OFF THE GROUND AND THREW HIMSELF AT MINERVA AND NEARLY TORE HER IN HALF! DEDEDE is still loopy from the shots to the head but he tries to go for the cover! YAY! THATS MY MINNIE! Minerva widely tolling to the outside of the ring to avoid getting pinned!
Deadprez: Did you just shout “yay” on an EAW broadcast that Mr. DEDEDE didn’t get what he wanted?
Gavin Kirkland: Imma just start an Indeed.Com profile while we’re here.
Deadprez: DEDEDE now looking annoyed inside the ring. He glances back at the clock which now shows 8:47 and now it may be settling in that he needs to end this as quickly as possible! DEDEDE slides out of the ring and is stalking Minerva! But here comes Constance Blevins! She stands between the Chairman and Minerva, playing protector! She refuses to just let him attack her like this and— SPEAR! SPEAR TO CONSTANCE BLEVINS! And there’s no way she’s at one hundred percent after her match earlier in the night! DEDEDE now grabbing Blevins up and taking her by the hair! The chairman hurling the smaller woman over the barricade and into the fans! Looking to manhandle both of the Tag Team Champions here tonight! DEDEDE steps over to Minerva and just places his boot on the back of her head! He steps over, putting his full weight on her skull!
Gavin Kirkland: DEDEDE looking to make a statement here! But he can’t waste his time! He grabs Minerva now by the hair and pulls her to her feet! The Referee telling him to get back inside but DEDEDE just threatening to fire him for being a pussy! DEDEDE now goes to roll Minerva into the ring— BUT MINERVA DROPS INTO A CHOP BLOCK AND TAKES OUT THE CHAIRMAN’S KNEE! Minerva showing signs of life after that spear that has put away so many in the past! Still clutching at her abdomen, she tries to pull the man who outweighs her by over a hundred pounds up to his knees! Minerva grabs him by the head! DDT! She just planted the Chairman’s head into the outside floor ! Minerva doing whatever she can to wear down the Answers World Champion!
Deadprez: Looks like the ref isn’t going to give her much room to breath though! Minerva will have to get DEDEDE back inside the ring! Minerva trying to drag him up slowly! Pulling the Chairman up so she can move the match forward!
Deadprez: Minerva has him up and pulling him in— BUT DEDEDE SPRINGS TO LIFE AND PICKS MINERVA UP! DRIVING HER BACKWARDS INTO THE STEEL RING POST! MINERVA’S SPINE CONNECTS WITH THE STEEL AND HER SKULL JUS BOUNCED OFF OF IT! DEDEDE HOLDING NOTHING BACK HERE!
Gavin Kirkland: DEDEDE JUST BASHING MINERVA’S SKULL AGAINST THE RING POST!! I THINK— YEAH SHES BUSTED OPEN! MINERVA BLEEDING FROM THE BACK OF HER HEAD NOW AS THE BLOOD IS SPLATTERING ON THE RING POST!
Deadprez: Minerva in real trouble here as DEDEDE continues to ignore the count and just tosses Minerva to the side! Here comes DEDEDE… WHO TAKES OFF! DEDEDE SPRINTING A LAP AROUND THE RING! BUILDING MOMENTUM!
Deadprez: DEDEDE halfway around! Kassidy Heart looks confused by her husband! But I think I know what he’s planning! THE CHAIRMAN ON THE FINAL STRETCH! MINERVA ABOUT TO HER FEET! SPEAR!
Gavin Kirkland: BUT MINERVA GETS OUT THE WAY AND DEDEDE GOES SHOULDER FIRST INTO THE STEEL STEPS! DEDEDE ON HIS KNEES CLUTCHING HIS ARM!! MINERVA GRABS HIM BY THE HAIR AND PULLS HIM TO HIS FEET!
Deadprez: Minerva gets the Chairman to his feet and runs him to the apron! She rolls him up onto the apron and under the bottom rope! Minerva slides herself under the rope and into the ring! She climbs herself up to the top rope! DEDEDE is till down! HELL’S BELLS! The split legged moonsault! Minerva connects! She almost bounces off as she clutches her own abdomen after the impact! Doing whatever she must to get this massive win! She hooks the leg! The ref goes to count!
Ref: ONEEEEEEEEEE! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOO! THR—
Deadprez: BUT THE ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPION POWERS OUT AGAIN! MINERVA IS BESIDE HERSELF! She’s only going to have so many chances to take this match and they’re slipping through her fingers! She goes to try and pin him one more time— BUT DEDEDE REACHES UP AND GRABS HER BY THE THROAT! HE ROLLS HER OVER AND FORCES HER DOWN, THROTTLING HER WITH HIS BARE HANDS!
Ref: THATS AN ILLEGAL CHOKE! LET HER GO! ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR! FI—
(DEDEDE shoots up off of Minerva and grabs the referee by the collar)
Mr. DEDEDE (off-mic): WHO THE FUCK DO YOU THINK YOU’RE TALKING TO?!?
(DEDEDE glances up at the clock that now reads 5:37)
Deadprez: MINERVA UP TO HER FEET SHE LEAPS ONTO DEDEDE’S BACK AND WRAPS HER ARMS AROUND HIS THROAT! TRYING TO LOCK IN A CHOKE OF HER OWN!! BUT DEDEDE GEABS HER BY THE HEAD AND THROWS HER FORWARD! BUT MINERVA ROTATES IN MID-AIR AND USES THE MOMENTUM TO HURL THE LARGER MAN INTO A HIP TOSS! The chairman didn’t see that coming and rolls quickly to his feet! But Minerva still with the offense! Can’t give him room to breathe! But the chairman takes off! Going to hit it again! SPEAR!
Gavin Kirkland! BUT MINERVA HOPPED UP INTO THE AIR! SHE JUMPS OVER THE SPEAR AND HITS A DOUBLE FOOT STOMP TO DEDEDE’S BACK AND SENDS HIM CRASHING TO THE MAT! SHE DROPS ON TOP OF HIM! LOOKING TO APPLY THE OWL OF MINERVA! NO! NO! DEDEDE ROTATES OVER! GRABBING MINERVA BY THE HEAD AND SMASHING HER BACK INTO THE MAT! THAT BLOODY MESS ON THE BACK OF HER HEAD LEAVING A RED PRINT ON THE MAT! DEDEDE HAS HER! MK LOCK! THE REVERSE MUTA LOCK IS APPLIED! THIS COULD BE IT!
Deadprez: DEDEDE HAS IT LOCKED IN TIGHT! MINERVA DIGGING AND CLAWING FOR HER WAY OUT! TURNING! TWISTING BUT SHE HAS NOWHERE TO GO! SHE MAY HABE NO CHOICE! SHE HAS TO TAP! Wait—
Gavin Kirkland: Is the chairman loosening the hold? Can we get a close up? What’s happening?
Deadprez: Minerva… is she… SHE IS! Minerva sucking on one of DEDEDE’S fingers! And he’s loosening the hold! In a desperate move, Minerva playing again into DEDEDE’S depraved desires! And he likes it! Minerva holding onto his hand and continuing to suck! But DEDEDE looks like he’s going to try and take it a step further…. oh gawd. He’s loosening the belt on his tights! Minerva has a disgusted look in her eyes as DEDEDE acts like he’s going to ask her to go all the way here…
Kassidy Heart (off-mic): SHES PLAYING YOU! YOU DEPRAVED PERVERT! FOCUS ON THE MATCH!
Deadprez: Kassidy Heart up on the apron now shouting at her husband! Kassidy looks livid at Ryan’s behavior here! But here comes the referee now arguing with Kassidy and telling her to get down! She’s already mad and not taking well to being told what to do!
Gavin Kirkland: BUT LOOK BACK IN THE RING! MINERVA BITING ON THAT FINGER NOW AND DEDEDE SUDDENLY IN PAIN AS SHE QUICKLY STANDS OVER HIM! Still not sure if he hates it or like it though…
Minerva (off-mic): Cameron told me you liked testicular torture!
Deadprez: MINERVA WITH A FULL FORCE KICK RIGHT BETWEEN THE LEGS OF THE CHAIRMAN!! DEDEDE LOOKS LIKE HIS EYES ARE GONNA BULGE OUT OF HIS HEAD! THE REFEREE DIDN’T SEE ANY OF IT! THE REFEREE TURNS BACK JUST IN TIME TO SEE MINERVA GRAB DEDEDE BY THE HEAD! PARADISE LOST! THE INVERTED DDT! IT CONNECTS! MINERVA’S DONE IT! MINERVA HAS HIM! SHE HOOKS BOTH LEGS DEEP!
Ref: ONEEEEEEEEEE! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOO! THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!
Gavin Kirkland: OH MY GAWD! THE CHAIRMAN KICKS OUT AT 2.9! MINERVA CANNOT BELIEVE IT! SHE HAS BEEN SO CLOSE SO MANY TIMES BUT ITS NOT ENOUGH TO PUT THE ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPION AWAY!
Deadprez: DEDEDE rolling out of the ring now with only 2:45 on the clock! He has to get something going or this match may be forced to be a no contest! He stands to his feet on the outside, clutching at his skull and his groin after the Paradise Lost and trying to plan his next move! Kassidy is pleading with him to get back in the ring and finish it quickly—
Gavin Kirkland: DEDEDE has been trying to finish with Minerva all match, but he has to win too.
Deadprez: DEDEDE getting himself together but here comes Minerva! SUICIDE DIVE! SHE KNOCKS THE AWC BACK INTO THE BARRICADE! DEDEDE IS HURTING BUT HERE COMES KASSIDY! Kassidy Heart now yelling at Minerva to get the fuck away from her husband and get back in the ring! BUT CONSTANCE BLEVINS FROM BEHIND TAKING KASSIDY OUT WITH A TAG TEAM TITLE BELT! I THOUGHT SHE WAS GONE! CONSTANCE RETURNING TO GET GET KASSIDY AWAY FROM HER PARTNER BY NAILING THE UNIVERSAL WOMENS CHAMPION IN THE BACK OF THE HEAD WITH A TAG TEAM TITLE BELT! CONSTANCE NOW HELPING MINERVA GET THE CHAIRMAN AND ROLL HIM BACK INTO THE RING! THE REFEREE SCREAMING HIS HEAD OFF AT CONSTANCE TO GET AWAY AND NOT TO INTERFERE! SHE BACKS UP WITH HER HANDS OFF AND HERE COMES MINERVA LOOKING ONE MORE TIME TO CREATE THE BIGGEST UPSET OF HER CAREER! A LITTLE UNDER TWO MINUTES LEFT! MINERVA GOING TO GO FOR IT ALL! SHE PULLS RYAN ADAMS UP! TRYING TO LIFT HIM FOR THE PRINCESS KILLER!! THAT TOMBSTONE PILEDRIVER THATS BROUGHT HER SO MUCH SUCCESS! IF SHE HITS THIS IT HAS TO BE IT! SHE SCOOPS HIM UP!
Gavin Kirkland: BUT THE CHAIRMAN SWINGS HIS WEIGHT BACKWARDS AND NOW HAS MINERVA UP ON HIS SHOULDER INSTEAD! DEDEDE WITH A RUNNING CHARGE AND DROPPING MINERVA FACE FIRST INTO THE TURNBUCKLE WITH A SNAKE EYES! MINERVA IS STAGGERED IN THE CORNER! DEDEDE GOING TO ATTEMPT ANOTHER SPEAR! BUT MINERVA ROLLS HERSELF UNDER THE BOTTOM ROPE AND OUT TO THE APRON! Minerva has been playing the intellectual role all match long! Playing to DEDEDE’S depravity and trying to keep herself in an advantage when possible! She’s using this quick chance to catch her breath and regather herself before getting back inside! She drops to the outside and runs around a corner of the ring before sliding back in, keeping control of the distance between herself and the world champion!
Deadprez: But DEDEDE isn’t too pleased with her playing possum right now! He closes the gap quickly and begins to fire off on Minerva! Minerva being knocked back into the corner! She’s starting to wear down and the size and strength advantage coming into play for the Chairman! BUT MINERVA DROPS DOWN AND ROLLS OUT OF THE RING AGAIN! DEDEDE look back at the clock and there’s only 1:02 left to finish the match! Minerva sees this too and she grins! The referee goes to begin a ten count but Minerva slides herself back in on the far corner before sliding out again! Keeping the count nullified! Minerva is stalling this match to its end! The final seconds are ticking away! DEDEDE now sending the urgency of the situation rolls out of the ring and immediately charges for Minerva! Minerva slides back into the ring and hits the ropes! DEDEDE sliding back into the ring and goes to grab her! BUT MINERVA BASEBALL SLIDES UNDERNEATH DEDEDE AND BACK TO THE OUTSIDE! She’s standing there just waving at him now! Not running away but keeping just enough distance to remain in control!!
(DEDEDE checks the clock which reads 0:39)
Deadprez: DEDEDE YELLS AT THE REF TO STOP COUNTING! HE GRABS THE ROPES AND THROWS HIMSELF TO THE OUTSIDE WITH A PLANCHA! NO MORE GAMES! HE HAS ONLY SECONDS TO WIN THIS MATCH! DEDEDE LANDS ON HIS FEET AND IMMEDIATELY GIVES CHASE! MINERVA SPRINTS AROUND ONE CORNER OF THE RING AND DODGES PAST KASSIDY HEART WHO TRIES TO CORRAL HER! AND CONSTANCE BLEVINS NOW STEPPING IN THE PATH OF MR. DEDEDE BEFORE HE CAN GRAB HER AND SHOVE HER OUT OF THE WAY! DEDEDE IS FRUSTRATED AND DESPERATE!
(DEDEDE checks the clock to see 0:21)
Gavin Kirkland: MINERVA’S GONNA DO IT! SHES GONNA DO IT! SHE JUST HAS TO SURVIVE!
Deadprez: DEDEDE IN HOT PURSUIT THOUGH! HES GAINING ON HER! The REFEREE IS FED UP AND LOOKS LIKE HE MAY START THE COUNT AGAIN! MINERVA SLIDES BACK INTO THE RING TO BREAK THE REFEREES COUNT AGAIN! SHE HITS THE ROPES TO TRY AND KEEP HER MOMENTUM—
Gavin Kirkland: SPEAR! SPEAR! SPEAR! DEDEDE FINALLY HIT THE SECOND SPEAR ON MINERVA! SHE DROPS TO THE MAT! SHE COULD HAVE INTERNAL BLEEDING AFTER THAT IMPACT! DEDEDE MAKES THE PIN! SEVEN SECONDS ON THE CLOCK!
Deadprez: BUT CONSTANCE BLEVINS IS ON THE APRON NOW! THE REFEREE IS DISTRACTED AND NOT MAKING THE COUNT BECAUSE CONSTANCE WON’T DROP DOWN! CONSTANCE ARGUING WITH THE REFEREE! BUT KASSIDY HEART NOW YANKING BLEVINS OFF THE APRON AND THROWING HER BACK INTO THE BARRICADE! HEART NOW YELLING FOR THE REF TO LOOK! THE REFEREE SEES DEDEDE MAKING THE PIN! HE DROPS DOWN TO COUNT!
(DING! DING! DING!)
(DEDEDE rolls off of Minerva and raises his hands in the air, looking victorious. As the referee says something to Gina.)
Gina Romano: Ladies and Gentlemen… in the result of this match… the time expired before the three count was made. Therefore… THIS MATCH IS OFFICIALLY A DRAW!
(DEDEDE immediately looks enraged. He begins to berate the referee and demand the decision be changed. Constance now helps roll Minerva out of the ring, helping her to her feet. Kassidy joins DEDEDE in the ring as they both argue with the ref.)
Deadprez: I can’t believe it! Minerva stood against Gawd himself and was able to make it a draw! I know she wanted a win, but very few can say they’ve achieved this!
Gavin Kirkland: I never doubted her for a second. Never.
Deadprez: But What does this mean for the Answers World Championship match at Territorial Invasion?
(Heavenly Hell get their tag team title belts and begin to make their exit. “Another One Bites The Dust” by Queen takes over the speakers. Heavenly Hell stops around the top of the ramp as The Visual Prophet comes out with a huge shit eating grin on his face. He checks Minerva out for a bit as Minerva gives a seductive smirk before making her way up to the back with Constance. Mr. DEDEDE is fuming because of how things went in his match. Viz looks at Mr. DEDEDE and grins at the possibilities he can do to turn this match into his favor!)
Gavin Kirkland: Since Mr. DEDEDE failed to beat The Visual Prophet’s time, Viz gets to decide the stipulation for the Answers World Championship Match at Territorial Invasion. I don’t think that DEDEDE was expecting to lose this challenge.
Deadprez: I’m curious to see what Viz has in mind for this match. But, that’s it for this episode of Showdown? Signing off for Gavin Kirkland, I am Deadprez! Goodnight!
(The last shot as of The Visual Prophet stand on the ramp with a huge smile on his face. Mr. DEDEDE is still pissed in the ring as Kassidy Heart tries to calm him down before it fades to black.)
(EAW logo buzzes.)