(EAW intro plays.)
(RECAP: Territorial Invasion is highlighted as we see matches like Bronson Daniels versus Alexis Chambers which concludes with a crafty ending; Consuela Rose Ava versus Sierra Bradford which ends up being a break out performance for Sierra, but Consuela manages to put Sierra away. We pan forward to Ryan Wilson versus Ronan Malosi as the two men push each other to the limit, but Ronan ends up getting a shocking victory. We then go to Jamie O’Hara versus Jack Ripley in our competitive main event as Jamie finds the strength to put away Jack and retain the Answers World Championship. The last recap is of the fatal-4-way number one contender’s match against Cage, Dr. Bethany Blue, Jake Smith and Dynasty’s Lethal Consequences. The match stores all of the positive traits of these Elitists, but it’s LC who takes out Cage. Bethany goes to break up the pin, but Jake pulls her out of the ring, giving LC the victory.)
(‘Uncontainable’ by Set it Off plays, cueing the music for Saturday Night Showdown. It pans to the arena with the socially distanced crowd cheering out of their minds as — )
(‘Kashmir’ by Led Zeppelin [Paratus] plays through the speakers of the EAW Performance Center as Jamie O’Hara walks out in his street clothes. The most notable thing is his trademark leather jacket and I guess, the Answers World Championship on his left shoulder. The socially distanced crowd pops off at the sight of the champion as he makes his way down the ring.)
Gina Romano: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN…PLEASE WELCOME AT THIS TIME…THE EAW ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPION … “THE ASCENDED MASTER” … JAMIE O’HARA!!!!!
Eve: Welcome everyone to Saturday Night Showdown! We begin this show with our Answers World Champion, Jamie O’Hara, who successfully defended his championship against Jack Ripley last weekend at Midsummer Massacre.
Deadprez: Shoutout to the amazing performance by Jack Ripley. He looked incredible out there and I can assure you that it won’t be the last time that he finds himself in a main event spot. He is too incredible to overlook —
Gavin Kirkland: GOD BLESS OUR ACE! :blessed: :blessed: :blessed: He was amazing last weekend! He showed the entire world why he is considered THE GOAT!
Eve: By the end of Midsummer Massacre, it was already determined what our Answers World Championship match at Territorial Invasion will be. It will be Jamie O’Hara defending the title against Dynasty’s own, Lethal Consequences! It was rather a shock that LC managed to win the match last weekend. He defeated three of Showdown’s brightest stars and the victory was well-earned for him.
Deadprez: Lethal Consequences went to Showdown and now, he has the possibility of taking the Answers World Championship. :lupe: I’m looking forward to what our Answers World Champion has to say about the entire ordeal.
(The camera pans to Jamie O’Hara already in the ring as he takes the microphone from Gina Romano. He stands in the middle of the ring as ‘Kashmir’ dies down. The crowd’s love and adoration is felt which puts a smile on the champ’s face.)
Jamie O’Hara: At Midsummer Massacre, Jack Ripley went into the match and believed that he had me all figured out. He tried to paint the narrative that I was some cruel human being. Don’t get me wrong – I’m a fucking cunt, but I’m not a cruel monster who mistreats pets. By the way – once corona ends, I will be getting a dog and naming it Pup Mahomes. I just think it’s going to be fucking adorable to be a family with a dog. By the way – this is the first time that Cameron is hearing the news about a dog, so I’m probably sleeping on the couch for the next week, but it’s going to be worth it. It’s going to have the best life possible and I guess, the baby will too, I don’t know yet. Now, before Cameron starts angrily calling me, I’m just going to say that I’m just playing minus the dog part because I’m already looking for dogs and there’s nothing that she can say to stop all of that. But, I am Jamie O’Hara, ‘The Ace’, the Answers World Champion, lover of dogs, babies and the Kansas City Chiefs. I support teams that send me to the early fucking grave and constantly let me down. I’m looking at you, Newcastle Knights. Please unblock me from your Twitter. I promise, I’ll be on my best behavior. :mjcry: What’s the reason that I’m here?
Jamie O’Hara: Oh yeah, I’m supposed to have some words for Lethal Consequences. At Midsummer Massacre, LC walked out with a victory. Good for him. He took advantage of the opportunity presented in front of him. Bethany and Jake were brawling outside of the ring. He only had to worry about Cage, who hasn’t been himself since losing the EAW Championship back in 2018, but who am I to take that away from him? There weren’t many people who believed that he would pull the entire thing off. Not in a million, billion years did anyone think that some flog from Dynasty would come onto Showdown and get himself an opportunity at a Showdown exclusive championship, but who am I to deny him of a match? He earned the match and there’s no fucking way that I am backing down from the challenge. Going into this season, I think that something has clicked with Lethal Consequences and he hasn’t been more motivated than ever. He wanted to win that match more than anyone in the match. He may not want to admit it. He may want to stand there with his hands inside his pockets and give the impression none of this shit matters, but I know that he wants to be a champion. He wants to push me off the throne that I sit on as I look down at the competition that stands in front of me. Jack Ripley was someone, who was so sure that my time was up. He tried to expose me as this ‘monster,’ but he only made himself look like a fucking hypocrite. Props to Jack for giving me a fight, but he was nowhere ready to take this championship away from me.
Jamie O’Hara: One of the things I noticed last week was that LC was expecting for Jack Ripley to pull this match off and become Answers World Champion. It was either that or he just assumed that Jack was the Answers World Champion because LC can’t bother to do enough research to know who is at least the World Champion that you’re going to be going after. As we head towards Territorial Invasion, I expect for LC to be another Jack Ripley. LC is going to take specific parts of my statements, twist them around in order to suit his narrative. He is going to to just envision that I said these things and cut his entire promo sounding like a dumb cunt, but it wouldn’t be the first time that any of my opponents have done that. With Jack, it was so easy because his approach towards me was based on his emotions rather than logic. He saw a triggering part when it came to my dog story and used that as an entire point going into this week. With LC, he doesn’t strike me as someone who will use emotions and let that dictate his approach towards me. He will probably be as calm as possible because he knows what’s on the line. He has an opportunity to spite the entire Showdown roster and take its main championship. He’s all about spitting people. He believes that his biggest revenge is being successful and by attaining the Answers World Champion, it proves that he is someone who got one up on everyone who has ever doubted him. As for me, I am not really focused on spitting people. There are going to be a ton of people who are angry at the idea that when I hold this title for a long time, I will break my own record, but they can stay mad. I’ll sleep well at night knowing that I got everything that I possibly want. Another historic championship reign, a baby and dog on the way and a wife, who loves me as much as I love her.
Jamie O’Hara: As for Lethal Consequences, I hope that we meet face-to-face one of these days. I’m aware that it’s probably not tonight since you’re on the other side of the Performance Center for Operation: Doomsday, but if he ever bothers to cross paths with me before Territorial Invasion, he knows where to find me. I’ll be on Showdown. I’ll be in this Performance Center. I’m not going fucking nowhere to the dislike of many Elitists in the back. I will still be the Ace of Elite Answers Wrestling. At Territorial Invasion, I will still be Answers World Champion. As for LC, he’ll find my knee driven against his fucking skull. When I warn people about my intentions going into the match, it’s something that they should be taking quite seriously, so I would think twice about what he says because I won’t shy away from giving him the same treatment that I gave Jack Ripley and Mr. DEDEDE or any other Elitist who has faced me in the ring. You’ve been warned, LC.
(Jamie O’Hara drops the microphone as he raises the Answers World Championship above his head. ‘Kashmir’ plays once again as you can see the look of determination on Jamie’s face.)
Eve: Powerful words from the Answers World Champion, who has been showing a bit of an aggressive nature these past few weeks, but if Midsummer Massacre set the tone for how this reign is going to go for him, then everyone on Showdown is going to need to be on a look out for that.
Deadprez: If I were LC, I would be thinking about how he approaches Jamie O’Hara because there is no fear in the eyes of the champion.
Gavin Kirkland: Jamie’s got this. 😤 Let’s get to our opening match of the night!
(The camera pans to Gina Romano in the ring.)
Gina Romano: The following contest is scheduled for One Fall!!
Crowd: ONE FALL!!
( ‘Escape’ by Rupert Holmes hits the Performance Center’s PA system as the Doctor of Stawbanomics is casually making his way to the ring looking like he has not a care in the world. )
Gina Romano: From the Strawberry Fields of Glasgow, England; STRAWBERRY… STEEEEEEEEVE!!
Gavin Kirkland: Despite the loss at MidSummer Massacre he looks… Casually… Ready for a fight that man!
Deadprez: Despite the loss, it was a great debut from the man from Glasgow! I look forward to seeing what he has in store for us tonight.
Gina Romano: Aaaaaand his opponent!!
( ‘Are You Ready’ by AC/DC plays over the PA system as TNT makes his way to the ring. )
Gina Romano: From Brisbane, Australia. Weighing in at 136 pounds! He is Dynomite … T! N! T!
Gavin Kirkman: For a guy with that name he doesn’t do much of a bang.
Deadprez: We haven’t heard of him in a while and he got humiliated by Maxwell on his last match on July 18th! Will the results be the same?
Gavin Kirkman: Quit foreshadowing man!
( Ding! Ding!! Ding!!! )
Eve: And here are folks this match is officially underway! Both men are looking ready to duke it up but Steve has a much cooler demeanor about it that his opponent who has his arms raised with his fists in front of him ready for battle. He dares Steve to throw in the first show and the Doctor of Strawbanomics leans his head to the side curious and intrigued. He seems to be thinking about what to do and then he moves close to TNT and goes for a series of weak kicks to the shin! TNT looks amused at the moment he lets Steve do his thing as he gets attacked by weak chops to the chest now.
Gavin Kirkman: That wouldn’t even hurt a fly!
Eve: For now it seems to amuse the small TNT who actually dares him to hit him ‘’more’’ which the Freshly Picked Steve obliges too! He goes for a deadly slap! TNT looks like he is actually blushing! Steve continues the lazy attacks by throwing a few weak punches to the chest of his opponent before going in for the Soul-Crushing Splash!! He is Hugging TNT!!
Eve: TNT does hug back his opponent but Steve doesn’t let go and with time TNT ends up pushing, more like shoving Steve away and shouts;
TNT: Okay mate that’s fun but we gonna fight or what eh?
Strawberry Steve: Meh.
Eve: He then follows it with the BFG!! He is blowing air at TNT who doesn’t seem to be affected what so ever but he does seem to be a bit annoyed by the careless attitude of his opponent. TNT decides he has enough and goes on the offensive he lunges in for a clothesline that is ducked Matrix Style by Steve! He turns around to face the Brisbane b-OHHHHH A SUPERKICK TO THE FACE OF TNT!!! HE GOES DOWN FAST!!! Steve goes to the ropes and delivers a quick and efficient running senton on TNT’s chest! What quickness from the man who was slow and uncaring just seconds ago! He quickly picks up TNT putting him on his feet and goes for the Flipping DDSTEVE!!! THE Front Flip DDT Connects!! He then goes from the Fruit Roll-Up! That’s a cover!
Referee: One! Two!! THREE!!!
( Ding! Ding!! Ding!!! )
( ‘Escape’ by Rupert Holmes hit as Steve gets off of TNT and gets to his feet letting his arms get raised lazily by the official. )
Gina Gambino: The winner of this bout: STRAWBERRRRRRRY STEEEEEEEEEVE!!
Gavin Kirkland: Impressive and dominant victory from him tonight!
Deadprez: TNT looked like the Pittsburgh Penguins yesterday; Absent! But Steve showed what he could do, he earned this win.
(‘Last Strike’ by Polo G Blasts through the Performance Center as Jon Kelton walks down to the ring with a microphone in one hand and a personalized gold and white storage clipboard with ‘ Mr. 24/7 ‘ engraved in the front in the other.)
Jon Kelton: Woo.
Socially Distancing Crowd: Woo.
(Jon Kelton places the 24/7 Contract at his feet before looking around at the crowd and beginning to speak.)
Jon Kelton: Last Saturday Night, I went to battle with Justin Windgate. Not only that, but I took him to his breaking point. And in return, he brought me to my own. And just when it seemed like we couldn’t go on anymore, we did. We both gave each other all we had and then some. We took that fight all over that arena, and we literally tore the house down! And when the smoke settled and the dust cleared, it was Justin Windgate’s arm that was found lying across my chest as we both were unconscious. It was Justin Windgate’s arm that was raised in victory to signify the end of the match.
(Jon Kelton looks around at the crowd as confusion and anxiousness has overpowered their facial expression.)
Jon Kelton: The fact that I was beaten, by what many would consider nothing short of a miracle… that just doesn’t seem right to me. And furthermore, the fact that people champion Justin Windgate for the same reason that they doubt me, THAT doesn’t sit right with me either. Justin Windgate left EAW and he was gone for close to a decade, and he comes back, wins the New Breed Championship and everyone acts like he’s the second coming of Jesus. That’s fine, but I come back, and in four weeks’ time, I win the HARDEST match of Pain For Pride Day Two – to become your 24/7 contract holder, and people still doubt me.
(Jon Kelton looks around at the crowd one more time letting their reactions settle before continuing to speak.)
Jon Kelton: For years now, I have been severely underrated. I have been severely underappreciated, and before you all start, just know these aren’t just claims- these are FACTS. And the proof is literally in front of you all. But like the sycophants you all are, you turn a blind eye when it’s me that’s faced with injustice. I had Ryan Wilson beat- no one said a damn thing, no one gave me justice for the way that match finished. I had Justin Windgate beat before Ryan Wilson came out and changed the stipulation mid matcg, yet no one said a thing, no one cared so long as the person they championed won. And like I mentioned before – I stand before you all today as your 24/7 Contract holder – but does that earn me a draft spot? No. Does that earn me a place on the Midsummer Massacre poster- where I nearly lost my life trying to prove that Showdown is the superior brand over Voltage and Dynasty? No. What I get is a loss on my record and a blatant slap in the face from the higher-ups that send down commands for this Dofus, Ryan Wilson to obey and instruct.
(The crowd begins to loudly boo at Jon Kelton as he pauses waiting for them to quiet down.)
Jon Kelton: By all means boo me, you are all more than welcome to have your opinions. You are all more than welcome to feel how you feel. I’m not out here to change your opinions of me. I’m not out here to make you fans of mine. I’m out here to prove a point. You see, Showdown is not what I expected it to be. It’s supposed to be the “land of opportunity”. A place where Elitists can come and make a name for themselves. A place where superstars are created. But, you look around and everything you see is the same old same old. Ryan Wilson talked about opportunity – yet we have an old ass, unmotivated bum like Cage in the main event every other week, and he wonders why his roster is stagnant and no one is progressing. You walk out here and you hand Jack Ripley the number one contendership and that sends what message to the entire locker room? Opportunities aren’t earned – they’re given? What type of bullshit is that? We’ve reached a point where the new Number One Contender for the biggest prize on our brand… ISN’T EVEN A MEMBER OF OUR BRAND! Yet again, another slap in the face to the hardworking men and women who show up to make this show what it is on a day to day basis.
(The crowd stops booing as everyone in attendance stops to ponder what Jon Kelton has to say.)
Jon Kelton: So now I’ve gotten your attention? I don’t care about being on a poster, a video package, or even headlining the f*cking show. I care about being treated like the future star I am. And for all of you sensitive people out there that are going to pick and choose my words and turn them into something it’s not, go ahead. I’m reaching a point where I don’t care who’s in front of me anymore. I’m done holding myself back from what I truly am. I’m done trying to play by everyone else’s rules. So from this day forward, I’m going to start doing shit my way. And I don’t care if you’re Ryan Wilson, Justin Windgate, Cage, I wouldn’t give a damn if it were Jamie O’Hara himself. Things are going to change, and I don’t care if I have to do it all myself. I came back to EAW for one reason and one reason only- and that was to become A WORLD CHAMPION. I’m done letting everyone else hold me back from accomplishing my goals.. my dreams. So from this moment on, understand one thing, no matter what idea or thought you have regarding me, shit has officially changed.
( ‘Last Strike’ by Polo G blasts throughout the Performance Center as Jon Kelton drops the microphone and picks up his 24/7 Contract Storage Clipboard and exits the ring and walks to the back.)
Gavin Kirkland: Some bold words from our Mr. 24/7 and the entire Showdown locker room is going to be on a look out for that!
Deadprez: I’m interested to see what Jon Kelton does with all of that, but let’s move on with the show.
( “If Ya’ Smell” by Adam Massacre echoes throughout the performance center to a positive reception. The Woogieman steps out to the stage to where he soaks in the atmosphere before confidently striding down the aisle and into the ring. )
Gina Romano: INTRODUCING FIRST! From Jacksonville, Florida, weighing in at 260 pounds….. THEEE WOOOOOGGGIEEEEMANNNN!!!
Deadprez: The Woogieman is here and he is ready for fight, but his opponent tonight is no ordinary opponent. Woogie has scoured the world for the best competition, and he gets one of the best talent signed to Elite Answers Wrestling today, also known as the current EAW Interwire Champion, Consuela Rose Ava. The Woogieman has yet to make it to the b-
Gavin Kirkland: IFFFFFF YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA SMELLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL-
Deadprez: As I was saying. The Woogieman has yet to establish himself in the upper echelons, and it’s only time that he gets his moment. But, in order to do that, he has to go through Consuela Rose Ava, and that will be a huge challenge for him.
( “We Appreciate Power” by Grimes blasts through the speakers to a humongous pop from the socially distanced crowd in attendance. With the EAW Intewire Championship lying squarely on her left shoulder, Consuela proudly marched onto the entranceway. She hoists up her championship belt and puts it back onto her shoulder before making her way down towards the squared circle. )
Gina Romano: AND HIS OPPONENT! From Los Angeles, California, weighing in at 120 pounds.. SHE IS THE EAW INTERWIRE CHAMPION… CONNNNSUUUEEELLLLA ROOOOSEEEEE AAAAAVVVAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: Do you think Consuela Rose Ava smells what the Woogieman is cooking? I can already smell the foul fish smell of Consuela overcoming what he’s cooking. God damn that’s strong. What manhole did Cuntsuela crawl out of now?
( DING! DING! DING! )
Eve: This match is underway as Consuela Rose Ava and Woogieman immediately square up into a collar-and-elbow tie-up. Woogie immediately uses his power advantage to muscle Consuela into the ground with a headlock, but Consuela locks in the headscissors, and Woogie kips-out of it! Woogie leapfrogs over Consuela, Consuela quickly pops off the canvas and LOOKS FOR A HURRICANRANA!.
Deadprez: BUT WOOGIE CATCHES CONSUELA AND USES THE OPPORTUNITY TO TRANSITION THE DANGLING INTERWIRE CHAMPION INTO A DOUBLE-LEGGED BOSTON CRAB! A FULL-FLEDGED BOSTON CRAB IS CINCHED IN ON CONSUELA AS WE MAY SEE A SUBMISSION FINISH OUT OF THE GATES OF THIS MATCH-UP!
Gavin Kirkland: BUT THE WOMEN MOVES AND ESCAPES THROUGH AND BETWEEN HIS LEGS! Woogie wraps his arms around his waist and deadlifts the woman off the canvas for a DEADLIFT GERMAN SUPLEX!
Eve: CONSUELA FLIPS OVER ONTO HER FEET AND EVADES THE FALL OF THE GERMAN SUPLEX! Woogie gets back up to his feet at the sight of a charging Consuela Rose Ava. Woogie swings for a clothesline, Consuela ducks the arm, jumps onto the turnbuckle, spins around and FLATTENS THE WOOGIE MAN WITH A PRECISION MISSILE DROPKICK TO THE CHEST!
Deadprez: Consuela Rose Ava continues with her offence as she grabs him by the wrist and pulls Woogie up to his feet. She peppers him with a huge knife-edge chop beneath the jaw, across the chest before she Irish whips her into the other side of the ring! Ava bends down, possibly for a back body drop or something of sorts! BUT WOOGIE GRABS HER HEAD AND LOOKS FOR A SNAP DDT!
Eve: BUT AVA TWISTS OUT OF IT AND NAILS WOOGIE WITH AN EXPLOSIVE FOREARM SMASH! Woogie is staggered whereas Ava now runs into the ropes! BUT WOOGIE GRABS HER TIGHTS AND PULLS HER BACK IN! GERMAN SUPLEX!! NO!! WAIST SWITCH AS AVA LEADS WOOGIE INTO THE ROPES WITH A WAIST LOCK! WOOGIE CLINGS ONTO THE ROPES AND AVA TUMBLES BACKWARDS ONTO HER FEET.
Deadprez: AVA CHARGES INTO WOOGIE! WOOGIE CROUCHES DOWN AND SENDS AVA OVER THE TOP ROPE, BUT THE INTERWIRE CHAMPION REMAINS ON THE APRON. Woogie goes for a right haymaker, but Ava blocks it and shoots up for a rope-assisted enziguri. Woogie blocks her attack and charges in for a shoulder thrust! AVA DODGES THAT AND SMASHES HIM WITH A ROUNDHOUSE KICK ACROSS THE CHEST!
Gavin Kirkland: To be honest, Consuela Rose Ava had me in the first half when she bent down.
Eve: Woogieman is in la-la-land on the middle rope and dangles face down as Consuela Rose Ava most likely has a devastating maneuver in mind! She has proven time-and-time again that Consuela is not a person to be overlooked and Woogie may just feel how powerful the reigning EAW Interwire Champion can really be! AVA SPRINTS ACROSS THE APRON AND SHOOTS THE KICK!
Deadprez: WOOGIE SWINGS HIMSELF BACK INTO THE RING AND CONSUELA FAILS TO CONNECT WITH THE KICK!! WOOGIE QUICKLY GRABS THE BACK OF HER HEAD AND WHIPLASHES IT AGAINST THE TOP ROPE!! WOOGIE STUNS CONSUELA AND SHE GOES SPLATTERING FACE FIRST ONTO THE RINGSIDE FLOOR!! THIS IS AN OPPORTUNE MOMENT FOR THE PEOPLE’S WOOGIEMAN!
Eve: Consuela Rose Ava feeling the full effect of that sequence as Woogieman has bad intentions in mind! AVA IS RECALIBRATING HER MINDSET WHEREAS WOOGIEMAN IS SPRINTING THROUGH THE CANVAS!! HE REBOUNDS OFF THE ROPES AND CHARGES INTO AVA!! WHAT IS HE THINKING HERE? OH MY!! WOOGIEMAN SHOOTS FORWARD FOR A TOPE SUICIDA?
Deadprez: THE EAW INTERWIRE CHAMPION INTERCEPTS IN MID-AIR WITH A DEVASTATING ROUNDHOUSE KICK!! WOOGIE LANDED THE BACK OF HIS NECK FIRST ONTO THE EDGE OF THE APRON!! THE ROUNDHOUSE MIGHT’VE PARALYZED THE WOOGIEMAN FOR LIFE!! OH NO!!
Eve: Ava with a game-changing counter as the impact Woogie sustained after the roundhouse kick to the head may be detrimental to his winning possibilities in this match! Ava nails him with a spinning heel kick to the midsection before leaping onto the apron and LEAPING OFF TO CONNECT WITH A SLIDING KNEE STRIKE ACROSS THE JAW OF WOOGIEMAN!!
Gavin Kirkland: Oh how I’d love for those knees to be on my face….
Deadprez & Eve: :dahell:
Deadprez: The EAW Intewire Champion connects with the sliding knee strike, shattering the jaw of Woogie as she isn’t done yet! Ava excitedly slides into the squared circle, stands up and starts running the ropes! AVA RUNS THE ROPES AND SOARS THROUGH THE ROPES!! AND GOES AIR AVA INTO WOOGIEMAN WITH A PICTURE-PERFECT TOPE SUICIDA!!
Eve: SHE’S GOING FOR A SECOND ROUND!! AVA NOW SPRINTS THROUGH THE SQUARED CIRCLE AND SHOOTS THROUGH THE ROPES FOR THE SECOND TIME!! AND FLOORS WOOGIEMAN ONTO THE RINGSIDE FLOOR WITH A SPECTACULAR OF A TOPE SUICIDA!! WOW!!
Deadprez: BUT LOOK! AVA WANTS TO GO FOR A THIRD!! AVA WANTS TO PUT DOWN WOOGIE FOR GOOD AS SHE SLIDES BACK INTO THE RING WITH A SMIRK ON HER FACE! Woogieman has been absolutely caught off guard by the dangerous velocity of these tope suicidas and he’s about to eat another one of them! WATCH OUT WOOGIE!!
Gavin Kirkland: FISHWOMAN GOES FLYING!! :dame: !!
Eve: WOOGIEMAN CAUGHT HER IN MID AIR AND TOSSES HER INTO THE PLEXIGLASS DIVIDER WITH A RELEASE OVERHEAD BELLY-TO-BELLY SUPLEX!! A devastating maneuver to the outside and Consuela Rose Ava may be out for good! Woogie quickly inserts her back into the ring and hooks both legs for the win! SHOULDERS ARE DOWN!
Deadprez: CONSUELA POPS HER SHOULDER UP BEFORE THE THREE COUNT! Woogieman shows a look of frustration on his face, but immediately shakes it off and goes over to grab Consuela by her tights. Woogie EFFORTLESSLY PICKS HER UP AND DRIVES HER INTO THE CANVAS WITH A VERTICAL SUPLEX!! HE THEN KIPS-UP AND PROCEEDS TO CLIMB TO THE TOP TURNBUCKLE!!
Eve: Woogieman looking for a big, box-office maneuver here as he has taken his business to the top rope! IS HE LOOKING TO LAND A VICIOUS ELBOW DROP ACROSS HER CHEST?!?! NO!! CONSUELA SHOOTS OFF THE CANVAS AND LEAPS ONTO THE TOP TURNBUCKLE!! WOOGIE IS SHAKING AS CONSUELA CAME JUMPING ONTO HIM OUT OF NOWHERE!!
Deadprez: Woogieman gets peppered by a rainfall of brutal downward punches by Consuela before she stops and stands on both sides of the ropes.. Woogie sits on the top turnbuckle, dazed by the aforementioned strikes while CONSUELA JUMPS AND GETS THE FRONT HEADSCISSORS!! CONSUELA BRINGS HIM DOWN WITH A SUPER-RANA!!
Gavin Kirkland: THE GOAT COUNTERS IT INTO A POWERBOMB!! WOOGIE COUNTERED THE SUPER-RANA INTO A SUPER SIT-OUT POWERBOMB AS THE REFEREE COUNTS!! COUNT IT!! THAT HAS TO BE IT!! YES!
Eve: CONSUELA HOISTS HER SHOULDER UP! What an incredible counter by Woogie as he can’t believe it! He’s beside himself as he IMMEDIATELY CRADLES CONSUELA BY THE LEGS AND ATTEMPTS ANOTHER QUICK PINFALL!
Deadprez: AND CONSUELA GETS HER SHOULDER UP IN EVEN A FASTER RATE!! Woogieman is more frustrated than ever and he needs to channel that into connecting with another maneuver onto the EAW Intewire Champion instead of being buried in his thoughts! Woogie screams at Suela to get up to her feet as he’s crouched! Woogie is ready to end this!
Gavin Kirkland: THE LEGENDARY SPINEBUSTAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!
Eve: NO!! CONSUELA FIGHTS OUT WITH IT WITH REPEATED STRIKES TO THE HEAD!! She is able to evade the spinebuster, which usually leads to the people’s elbow and FOLLOWS UP WITH A ROUNDHOUSE KICK ACROSS THE LEFT EAR OF WOOGIE!! WOOGIE IS DOWN ONTO ONE KNEE!! WOOGIE IS STAGGERED AS CONSUELA NOW RUNS THE ROPES AND LEAPS ONTO THE MIDDLE ROPE!! AND SPRINGS OFF!! TWISTING CROSSBODY OFF THE SECOND ROPE!!
Deadprez: WOOGIE COUNTERS WITH A SPINEBUSTER IN MID-AIR!! HE CAUGHT HER AND SLAMMED HER DOWN WITH AUTHORITY AS HE IMMEDIATELY GETS UP TO HIS FEET AND STANDS OVER HER BODY!! HE’S SIGNALLING FOR IT!! HE SLIDES OUT HIS SHOULDER PAD AND THROWS IT INTO THE SOCIALLY DISTANCED AUDIENCE BEFORE RUNNING AND REBOUNDING OFF THE ROPES!! PEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEOPLEEE’SSS ELBOWWW!
Eve: SPANISH FLY!! CONSUELA CRUSHES WOOGIE INTO THE CANVAS WITH A STANDING SPANISH FLY COUNTER AS SHE GOES OVER FOR THE COVER!! SIDEPRESS COVER AS THE REFEREE SLIDES OVER FOR THE COUNT!! THIS COULD BE IT FOR THE WOOGIEMAN!!
Gavin Kirkland: KICK-OUT!! I KNEW WOOGIEMAN WOULD GET HIS SHOULDER UP!! HE’S A GOD AFTER ALL!! NO ONE CAN STOP THIS MAN!!
Deadprez: Well, it looks like Consuela Rose Ava is about to stop The Woogieman as she’s crouched up in the corner and perhaps, looking to finish him with the Knee Of Death? Consuela is seeking to advance with the finishing move that has won her many matches as Woogie winds up to his feet. HERE SHE GOES!! LA RADILLE DE LA MUERTE!!!
Eve: NO!! WOOGIE NAILS HER WITH A PICTURE-PERFECT DROPKICK!! AS CONSUELA WAS IN MOTION FOR THE KNEE OF DEATH, WOOGIE WAS ABLE TO SHOOT UP OFF THE GROUND AND COUNTER WITH A PRECISION DROPKICK!! CONSUELA IS OUT AS THIS OPENS UP THE WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY FOR CONSUELA!! HERE WE GO!!
Gavin Kirkland: HE HOOKS THE ARM!! THE BOTTOM!!! CONSUELA ABOUT TO GET FUCKED UP!!
Eve: CONSUELA MANAGES TO FLIP BACKWARD AS WOOGIE HOISTED HER UP!!! WOOGIE CHARGES IN IMPULSIVELY FOR A CLOTHESLINE!! SUELA DUCKS THE ARM!! REBOUNDS OFF THE CORNER TURNBUCKLES!! AND NAILS WOOGIE WITH THE KNEE OF DEATH!! THE KNEE OF DEATH CONNECTS AS SHE CRAWLS OVER FOR THE COVER!! COUNT IT, REF!!
( DING! DING! DING! )
( “We Appreciate Power” by Grimes hits to an eruption pop from the crowd as Consuela Rose Ava begins to gingerly make her way up to her feet. The referee hands her the EAW Intewire Championship to raise in the air while an exhausted Woogieman sits in the corner. )
Gina Romano: HERE IS YOUR WINNER….. CONNNSUELLLLLAA ELLLLAA AVAAA!!!
Eve: Consuela Rose Ava with another impressive victory over The Woogieman tonight and she does it in dominant fashion. However, Woogie did put up an awesome performance against her tonight, but Consuela was one step ahead there, countering The Bottom uranage with an incredible backflip and connecting with that knee of death.
Gavin Kirkland: Sigh… Fishwoman wins again…
Deadprez: Congratulations to our reigning EAW Intewire Champion!
(Showdown returns from commercial break with Gina Romano in the middle of the ring.)
Gina Romano: THE FOLLOWING CONTEST IS SCHEDULED FOR ONE FALL!!!
Socially Distancing Crowd: ONE FALL!!!
Gina Romano: Introducing First from Boca Raton, Florida– being accompanied to the ring by Alexis Chambers… She is DOOOOCCCCCCCCTTTTTOOOOOORRRRR BEEEEEEEEEEETTTTTTTTTHHHHHAAAANYYYYYY BBBBBBBLLLLLUUUUUUUUUUEEEEEEE!!
(‘Bad Medicine’ by Bon Jovi blasts throughout the Performance Center as Bethany Blue walks down the ramp with Alexis Chambers trailing closely behind her. As Bethany enters the ring she receives a mixed reaction from the crowd.)
Deadprez: Bethany Blue was so close to being number one contender for the Answers World Championship before she got into a little entanglement with the partner of the man she’s facing tonight. So you know she’s got a chip on her shoulder and something to prove here tonight.
Gina Romano: AND HER OPPONENT FROM COCOA BEACH, FLORIDA- WEIGHING IN AT TWO HUNDRED-TEN POUNDS… HE IS THE NEW BREED CHAMPION….. BRRRRROOONNNNSOOOONNNN DDDAAAAANNNNNIIIIEEELLSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!
(‘Nightcrawler’ by Travis Scott hits as Bronson Daniels confidently walks down the ramp with his New Breed Championship wrapped around his waist. He stares at Alexis Chambers and smirks before entering the ring where he is met with an ovation of cheers.)
Eve: Bronson Daniels successfully defended his championship in a brutal yet thrilling match against Alexis Chamber. Although he won the match, many people have been saying he only escaped by the skin of his teeth- so he also has something to prove here tonight.
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Deadprez: Here we go, as Bronson Daniels quickly shoots towards Bethany Blue for a takedown- BUT THE DOCTOR SIDE STEPS IT AND INSTEAD SENDS A SWIFT KICK TO THE FACE OF BRONSON DANIELS WHO LOOKS ABSOLUTELY SHOCKED!
Eve: I don’t think he’s shocked, I think he’s enraged! Bronson Daniels quickly hops back up onto his feet and goes charging at Bethany Blue again, but this time he locks his arms around her waist and pulls upwards!!! Belly to Belly suplex on Bethany Blue who goes flying across the ring!
Gavin Kirkland: That is absolutely no way to treat a lady, Bronson. :skip:
Eve: As if you’d know how to treat a lady.. :wow:
Deadprez: Bethany Blue makes it back up to her feet and she’s quickly met with a jumping clothesline from Bronson Daniels- who continues to stomp away at her back and torso! Bronson has a chip on his shoulders, tonight folks! Bronson picks Bethany Blue back up to her feet… ROUNDHOUSE KICK!!!
Eve: NO – Bethany Blue ducks under at the last second and instead locks the arms of Bronson Daniels— TIGER SUPLEX!!! Bethany Blue just dropped Bronson Daniels right on the back of his head! Bethany’s looking to fly as she climbs up the turnbuckle now— KNEE DROP
RIGHT TO THE CHEST OF BRONSON DANIELS FROM THE SECOND TURNBUCKLE!!!! Bethany drops down for the pin!
Gavin Kirkland: Bronson Daniels gets the shoulder up at one and a half! But Bethany looks unphased by it- almost as if she knew Bronson would kick out! Bethany walks over to Bronson Daniels and jumps up… DOUBLE KNEES RIGHT INTO THE STERNUM OF THE NEW BREED CHAMPION WHO’S NOW GASPING FOR AIR!!!
Deadprez: Bethany Blue has shifted the momentum of this match in her favor! Bethany realizes what a win over the new breed champion means for her future and she isn’t letting up, landing vicious stomps and knees into the New Breed Champion who went through hell less than a week ago!
Eve: Bethany doesn’t care she lifts the New Breed Champion up and grabs him by the neck- what’s going on here? Bethany turns Bronson around…
Eve: GRADE C2!!!!!!! THE INVERTED REVERSE DDT AND IT CONNECTS ON BRONSON DANIELS!!!!!!!!!!!!! BETHANY HOOKS THE LEGS!!!!!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: NO! Bronson Daniels gets the shoulder up once again and Bethany Blue looks upset by it this time! She thought she had Bronson this time, Bethany picks Bronson up and whips him into the corner and she quickly follows suit- charging at the New Breed Champion- AND SHE CONNECTS WITH A TURNBUCKLE CLOTHESLINE…
Eve: No- BRONSON DANIELS CATCHES BETHANY BLUE MID-FLIGHT AND SLAMS HER DOWN HEADFIRST WITH A WICKED URANAGE!!! Bronson Daniels has just turned the tide of this match back in his favor and he’s not letting up as he picks Bethany Blue back up with an arm wrapped around her neck and delivers … ANOTHER VICIOUS URANAGE THAT KNOCKS THE WIND RIGHT OUT OF BETHANY BLUE!
Deadprez: This is what a motivated Bronson Daniels looks like- not wasting any moment and constantly moving with forward motion- he’s going in for the kill now! Bethany Blue is using the ropes to make it back to her feet- that last uranage from Bronson Daniels definitely rattled her a bit- as she turns around —
Gavin Kirkland: — BITCH I KNOCKED YOUR HEAD OFF!!! NO, Bronson Daniels fakes it just as Dr.Bethany Blue ducks down — GUNSMOKE –corkscrew Roundhouse Kick straight to the temple of Dr.Bethany Blue who thought she had scouted what Daniel’s was about to do! Bronson Daniels hooks the legs!
Deadprez: KICK OUT AT TWO AND A HALF, FROM BETHANY BLUE!!! BRONSON DANIELS ISN’T WASTING ANY TIME AS HE DROPS A STIFF KNEE TO THE TORSO OF BETHANY BLUE!
Bronson(off mic): 4-20!!!!!!!!!
Eve: 420 DROP RIGHT ON TOP OF BETHANY BLUE!!!! AND SHE IS IN A BAD WAY RIGHT NOW- BRONSON DANIELS PUT AS MUCH OF HIS WEIGHT AS HE COULD INTO THAT JUMPING DOUBLE LEG DROP! Bronson once again hooks the legs of Dr. Bethany Blue…
Gavin Kirkland: Bethany Blue has her foot on the rope! This match is still on!!!! Bronson Daniels is furious he thought it was over- he drags Bethany Blue to the center of the ring and retries for the pin!
Deadprez: Shoulder up- this time from Bethany Blue!!! AND BRONSON DANIELS IS FURIOUS!!! Bronson Daniels gets on top of Bethany Blue and starts firing off lefts and rights into the face and temple of his opponent!!! Bronson isn’t just looking to win this match anymore he’s trying to send a message to everyone in the back and more importantly he’s trying to send a message to the person that’s ringside in support of Bethany Blue– Alexis Chambers.
Eve: Bronson has not taken his eyes off her all night and while she’s been more than respectful and cordial regarding interfering in this match- Bronson still has yet to give up his relentless attack on her friend!!! Bronson picks Bethany Blue up once more… SUPERKICK THAT NEARLY KNOCKS THE GOOD DOCTORS HEAD OFF!!!! And on the outside, it looks like Alexis is a little shaken up at the damage her friend is sustaining in this physical match!
Bronson to Alexis(off mic): NEW BREED CHAMPION BITCH!!!
Gavin Kirkland: Bronson drops down to make the cover on Bethany Blue!
Deadprez: Bronson Daniels lifts Bethany Blues’ head to stop the count! I told you all, Bronson Daniels doesn’t just want to win this match- it’s personal for him- he has a message to send to everyone! Wait what’s going on… here
Alexis Chambers(with microphone): Hey Bronson…. You should be more mindful of where you keep things..
Eve: Alexis Chambers has Bronson Daniels New Breed Championship!!!
Bronson Daniels(off mic): Put my shit down. What the hell are you doing!?!?
Alexis Chambers(off mic): Come get it… it’s right here…
Eve: The referee is still checking on Dr.Bethany Blue who has barely moved since the onslaught brought on by Bronson Daniels… meanwhile, Bronson attempts to exit the ring- WHERE HE GETS ABSOLUTELY FLOORED BY ALEXIS CHAMBERS WHO TRIES TO CAVE HIS SKULL IN WITH BRONSON’S OWN NEW BREED CHAMPIONSHIP BELT!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: THE REFEREE DIDN’T SEE ANYTHING- BRONSON JUST FALLS FACE FIRST ON THE CANVAS AND NOW BETHANY BLUE IS MAKING IT BACK UP TO HER FEET!!! Bethany drops down for the cover on Bronson!!!!!
Eve: How did…?
Deadprez: KICK OUT JUST MILLISECONDS BEFORE THE REFEREE WAS ABOUT TO REACH THE COUNT OF THREE. Bethany Blue and Bronson Daniels have been going at each other all match… Bethany can’t have much left and I don’t even think Bronson knows where he is after Alexis Chambers rocked him with the New Breed Championship… NONETHELESS, BETHANY IS BACK TO HER FEET AND SHE’S WAITING FOR BRONSON TO GET BACK TO HIS …
Eve: Bronson’s slowly starting to come to… he’s using the ropes to regain his footing, but I don’t think he has too much left… Bronson turns around…. —
Gavin Kirkland: — CODE BLUE!!! BETHANY BLUE CONNECTS WITH THE CODE BLUE…. THAT HAS TO BE IT!!! BETHANY BLUE DROPS DOWN AND HOOKS THE LEGS!!!!!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
(‘Bad Medicine’ by Bon Jovi plays as Alexis Chambers slides into the ring to celebrate with Dr. Bethany Blue before dropping the New Breed Championship belt onto Bronson Daniels chest.)
Gina Romano: HERE IS YOUR WINNER….DOOOOCCCCTTTOOOORRRR BEEEEEEEEETTTTTTHHHHHAAAANNNNNNNYYYYY BBBBBBBLLLLLLLUUUUUUUEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!
Deadprez: WHAT A MATCH FOR BOTH OF THESE COMPETITIVE FLORIDA NATIVES! It could have gone either way, and it was literally up in the air from the beginning of the match, but thanks to a little help from Alexis Chambers– Bethany Blue was able to take home a big-time victory over the current New Breed Champion!
(Camera shows Bethany Blue and Alexis Chamber celebrating as Bronson Daniels gets attended to by medical personnel before the camera cuts to backstage.)
(The scene pans to Ryan Wilson backstage who is doing some paperwork for Territorial Invasion. Ryan is signing a couple things that aren’t clear to anyone, but he looks like a businessman doing business things. :wow: A knock on the door is heard as the General Manager gets to his feet, putting his papers down on his desk before walking over. Xavier Williams enters the camera shot as the crowd in the Performance Center pops for the Hall of Famer.)
Ryan Wilson: Xavier, I’m so glad that you could see me before your big match. First off, congratulations on your match at Midsummer Massacre? Is it 6-0 now?
Xavier Williams: It’s 8-0, but thanks. What exactly did you want to see me?
Ryan Wilson: You’re aware that Territorial Invasion is around the corner?
Xavier Williams: Indeed, I’m aware.
Ryan Wilson: Last weekend, I announced that Consuela would be team captain for the Brand Warfare match at Territorial Invasion, but then, I realized that there’s another match that I gotta be thinking about. It’s a match that you’re quite familiar with.
Xavier Williams: War Games.
Ryan Wilson: Bingo. Now, Xavier, I’m aware that you won the very first War Games in 2014?
Xavier Williams: I got the winning pin too. :mjgrin:
Ryan Wilson: Well, how would you feel about doing that again?
Xavier Williams: Stepping into War Games?
Ryan Wilson: Not only that, but be the TEAM CAPTAIN?
(The crowd in the area cheers at the possibility of Xavier Williams being team captain and leading Showdown in War Games. Xavier seems quite surprised at what Ryan Wilson is telling him.)
Ryan Wilson: There is no one else on this brand that I would trust you with the team captain role than you, Xavier. You’ve led your team to victory in 2014. You weren’t even the captain, but you fought to give Zack Crash the role of chairman. Just like I’m confident that you will fight to give Showdown the victory. Last year, we came quite close to winning War Games. We had Jamie O’Hara, but he fell short in winning the match for his team. We watched Voltage win War Games. The year before, we had Cage eat the pin as Dynasty took the victory, but I believe that it’s Showdown’s turn. We have some of the best talent on this brand. Old heads, new heads and everyone in between, we have the competition to beat in this match. I think that Showdown has the capability of surprising people this year and I think that people are going to be surprised with me selecting you as team captain. They really shouldn’t be since you have the experience of winning War Games. You were the first person that I had in mind for this opportunity and I would love nothing more than for you to accept this role.
Xavier Williams: Okay, I’m up for it. On one condition.
Ryan Wilson: Anything.
Xavier Williams: I select the two other people joining me in the match.
Ryan Wilson: Okay…fine. I’ll put the trust that you will have the most efficient team possible, but I just Showdown to win this match. If they don’t win, it falls on your shoulders, Xavier. Who knows how I will respond to the entire thing, but it’s not going to be pretty.
Xavier Williams: Losing is not an option for me. I haven’t lost a match since returning, won the first War Games match and looking quite forward to assembling the best team possible and giving Showdown the victory this year.
Ryan Wilson: That’s exactly what I wanted to hear. You’re free to go.
(Xavier Williams looks to escort himself out of the office, but Xavier halts himself before turning back and looking at Ryan Wilson.)
Xavier Williams: By the way, I got word from Harlow’s brother, Aron. He heard from her two days ago and it seems like Harlow’s more than ready to return. She’ll be meeting with you next week.
Ryan Wilson: Will be looking forward to that.
(Xavier Williams nods before exiting the office as Ryan Wilson goes back to his paperwork.)
(“Break Free” by The New Low blasts through the speakers as Xavier Williams makes his way onto the stage to a deafening roar of cheers from the crowd in attendance. He bops his head and makes his way down to the ring)
Gina Romano: And his opponent!! He is from Pensacola, Florida!! Weighing in at 190lbs!! ‘THE YOUNG WOLF’ XXXXAVIIERRRR WILLLLLLLLIAMMSSSSSSS!!!
Deadprez: Xavier’s coming from a major win against Raven Roberts at Midsummer Massacre tonight, he’ll for sure be looking to keep that momentum going
Gavin Kirkland: Damn straight, Xavier’s been on a roll recently. No way he’s looking to slow down any time soon
(Break Free fades out as ‘6:24’ by Danger booms through the Performance Center. James Ranger struts down the ramp and indulges in the boos from the audience.)
Gina Romano: AND HIS OPPONENT, FROM LONDON ENGLAND, WEIGHING IN AT 243 POUNDS, HE IS ‘THE BLACK MAMBA’ JAAAAAMMMMMESSSSSSSSSSS RANGER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Eve: At Midsummer Massacre, we described Xavier as a man on a mission, this man right here is a man on a mission too
Deadprez: Hell yeah, James Ranger has shown immense signs of potential recently, he just needs to tap into that. A big win against Xavier Williams could do special things for the kid
(DING! DING! DING!)
Eve: And this one’s underway! Talent and charisma is oozing throughout the ring. Xav and Ranger meet in the middle of the ring and James is the first to get into his opponent’s face. Ranger looks down at Xavier with a confident grin struck on his face. Xavier looks up at James before looking back down, shaking his head and smirking.
Deadprez: AND THAT’S IT! Xavier quickly nails James with a forearm! But James returns the favour with a forearm of his own! Xavier strikes James with another one and James hits Xavier with another one! James and Xavier aggressively go back and forth at each other in the middle of the ring. James looks like he’s got the upperhand here. Ranger fakes going for a forearm and nails Xavier with a kick right into his gut… and a big clubbing blow to his back! James seizes the opportunity at hand. He rebounds off the ropes and runs at Xavier BUT NO! Xavier catches him with a big jumping knee knocking Ranger down to the mat! It’s Xavier’s turn to rebound off the ropes. Xavier points down at James and handsprings off the ropes-
Gavin Kirkland: AND JAMES RANGER KIPS UP TO HIS FEET AND NAILS XAVIER WITH A CRAZY BIG BOOT TO HIS BACK IN MID AIR! That’s the explosiveness mixed with the pure strength that James Ranger possesses!
Deadprez: James gets back into the flow of things. He pulls Xavier back into the middle of the ring. James rolls him over onto his back and locks his arms around his waist…RANGER THEN PULLS XAVIER ALL THE WAY UP INTO THE AIR AND LANDS A MASSIVE GERMAN SUPLEX! RANGER AINT DONE THERE! RANGER KEEPS A HOLD OF XAVIER. HE ROLLS OVER XAVIER AND GETS UP ONTO HIS FEET BEFORE NAILING XAVIER WITH ANOTHER MASSIVE GERMAN SUPLEX! YOU’D THINK HE’D BE FINISHED HERE BUT RANGER JUST AINT DONE! HE ROLLS OVER WILLIAMS ONCE MORE, LIFTS HIM UP INTO THE AIR AND HITS HIM WITH A FINAL BRIDGING GERMAN SUPLEX! THE REF COUNTS
Referee: ONEEEEE! TWOOO-
Eve: Xavier manages to get his right shoulder up. That doesn’t kill Ranger’s momentum though! Xavier tries to roll away from damage but Ranger pounces on top of Williams and unloads on him with a flurry of body shots and punches! Ranger finally gets off Xavier and pulls him up to his feet. He grabs a hold of Xavier’s wrist and whips him into the corner and follows him towards it BUT XAVIER ACCELERATES UP THE CORNER AND FLIPS OVER RANGER!
Gavin Kirkland: XAVIERS STILL GOT THAT ENERGY Y’ALL! RANGER TURNS AROUND AND RUNS AT XAVIER BUT HE TAKES RANGER DOWN WITH A DROPKICK! RANGER POUNCES BACK UP TO HIS FEET AND GETS TAKEN DOWN BY ANOTHER DROPKICK! RANGER GETS UP TO HIS FEET ONCE MORE BUT XAVIER IMMEDIATELY IRISH WHIPS HIM INTO THE ROPES, RANGER REBOUNDS OFF THEM AND CHARGES AT XAVIER….BUT XAVIER STRIKES HIM WITH A DIVING UPPERCUT! RANGER GOES FLAT DOWN ONTO THE MAT
Eve: Xavier wipes his hands off to the applause and cheers from the collective in attendance at the EAW Performance Centre. A smile grows on Xavier’s face BUT THAT SMILE DISAPPEARS AS RANGER, LIKE A LION, SHOOTS BACK UP TO HIS FEET, LOCKS HIS ARMS AROUND XAVIERS WAISTS AND LIFTS HIM UP INTO THE AIR…GERMAN SUPLEX!
Deadprez: BUT XAVIER LANDS ON HIS FEET! RANGER DOESNT NOTICE! JAMES SLOWLY TURNS AROUND BUT XAVIER CLASHES INTO HIM WITH A MASSIVE BICYCLE KNEE STRIKE!
Gavin Kirkland: Xavier has James flat in the middle of the ring. He looks down at his opponent before slowly looking up towards the top ropes – Xavier looks at it before shrugging his shoulders and making his way onto the apron. Xavier climbs up the turnbuckles and stands tall on the top rope BUT IN A FLASH OF A SECOND! THE RESILIENT JAMES RANGER GETS UP TO HIS FEET AND RUNS UP THE TOP ROPE! HE GRABS A HOLD OF XAVIER AND TRIES TO DESTROY HIM WITH A BELLY TO BELLY BUT XAVIER FIGHTS BACK! HE NAILS RANGER WITH HEADBUTT AFTER HEADBUTT, KNOCKING RANGER OFF THE TOP ROPES
Deadprez: Xavier’s in control now, he has Ranger stunned on his feet in the middle of the ring. Xavier climbs back onto the top rope and stands tall. He points at Ranger BEFORE DIVING INTO THE AIR AND NAILING RANGER WITH A DIVING CROSSBODY SPLA-
Eve: NO! RANGER CATCHES XAVIER IN MID AIR! RANGER HAS XAVIER IN HIS POSSESSION! HE PROPS XAVIER UP ONTO HIS SHOULDERS NOW! BUT XAVIER NAILS HIM WITH ELBOW AFTER ELBOW RIGHT INTO THE SIDE OF RANGERS HEAD! XAVIER MANAGES TO FIGHT OUT OF IT AND GETS OFF HIS SHOULDERS! XAVIER QUICKLY DASHES AT RANGER….. BUT RANGER GRABS A HOLD OF XAVIER, LOOKING FOR THAT BELLY TO BELLY AGAIN! BUT XAVIER USES HIS STRENGTH TO PUSH DOWN AND FORCE RANGER BACKWARDS! XAVIER MANAGES TO PUSH RANGER ALL THE WAY TO THE ROPES AND BOTH MEN GO FLYING OVER THEM AND CRASH DOWN ON THE OUTSIDE!
Deadprez: Both men slowly stumble up onto their feet using the apron for assistance. James takes the first shot and lands a big forearm on Xavier. Xavier responds to that with an ear-deafening chop, stunning James! Xavier grabs a hold of James by the wrist and then throws him into the announce table before nailing him with another one of those deafening chops! James fights back though. He nails Xavier with another chop of his own, and another, and one massive one knocking Xavier to the ground! James quickly drags Xavier up to his feet… AND GOES FOR THAT BELLY TO BELLY AGAIN BUT THIS TIME OVER THE ANNOUNCE TABLE! HE LIFTS XAVIER UP IN THE AIR BUT XAVIER HITS JAMES WITH SHOTS TO THE HEAD! JAMES LOOKS LIKE HE’S ABOUT TO RELEASE XAVIER BUT HE TRIES EVEN HARDER TO NAIL HIM WITH THAT BELLY TO BELLY! HE LIFTS XAVIER HIGHER INTO THE AIR…. BUT XAVIER KEEPS FIGHTING! HE LANDS RELENTLESS AND RECKLESS SHOTS RIGHT INTO THE SKULL OF JAMES RANGER! XAVIER IS GOING CRAZY HERE AND HE AINT SLOWING DOWN! FINALLY, RANGER DROPS XAVIER
Gavin Kirkland: NO! RANGER TURNS IT INTO A BEAR HUG! RANGER HAS A BEAR HUG LOCKED RIGHT OUTSIDE THE RING! HE SQUEEZES AS XAVIER WAILS HIS ARMS UNCONTROLLABLY! XAVIER HAS NOWHERE TO GO! RANGER HAS IT LOCKED IN OUTSIDE THE RING FOR HIS OWN ENJOYMENT! BUT LIKE USUAL, XAVIER FIGHTS! HE BEATS ON JAMES’ BACK RELENTLESSLY! BUT JAMES SQUEEZES EVEN TIGHTER AND TREATS XAVIER LIKE A RAG DOLL! HE BULLIES HIM IN THE BEAR HUG! THAT IS NEVER GONNA STOP XAVIER! XAVIER KEEPS ON FIGHTING AND FIGHTING AND FINALLY
Eve: XAVIER GETS OUT OF THE BEAR HUG! Xavier goes crashing down on the mat and James follows suit. Xavier rests on the apron and regains his breath
Deadprez: Once again, the pair slowly make their way up to their feet. Xavier’s the first up this time and nails Ranger with a massive Roundhouse kick! Ranger’s still on his feet though! BUT NOT ANYMORE CUZ XAVIER GETS ROUND THE BACK AND NAILS HIM WITH THE END OF HEARTACHE!
Eve: XAVIER’S IN THIS! HE ROLLS INTO THE MIDDLE OF THE RING AND HOLDS ONTO THE ROPES. HE LOOKS DOWN AT RANGER WHO’S TRYING TO PULL HIMSELF UP TO HIS FEET WITH THE ROPES! WHAT’S XAVIER GONNA DO HERE?! XAVIER LOOKS DOWN AT RANGER WHO MAKES HOS WAY UP TO HIS TWO FEET
Xavier Williams *off mic*: Fuck it
Eve: XAVIER JUMPS ONTO THE ROPES AND SOARS THROUGH THE AIR BEFORE BLASTING JAMES RANGER WITH A GOLIATH SPRINGBOARD FOREARM SMASH!
Gavin Kirkland: HOLY SHIT THAT WAS CRAZY FROM XAVIER WILLIAMS! HE FLEW LIKE AN EAGLE THROUGH THE AIR AND BLASTED RANGER WITH THAT FOREARM
Deadprez: Ay look back at the action! Xavier’s up to his feet first and he gets Ranger back into the ring, he goes for the cover too!
Referee: ONEEEEEEEEEE! TWOOOOOOOO! THRRR-
Deadprez: Ranger just about gets a shoulder up there! Xavier’s not gonna rest until he ends this match though! Xavier stands up tall and pulls Ranger up to his feet too. XAVIER RUNS TO THE ROPES, HE JUMPS OFF THEM…ASHESSSSS OFFFF THE PHOEEENI-
Eve: JAMES CATCHES HIM IN MID AIR WIH A MASSIVE GERMAN SUPLEX! HOLY SHIT! BUT NO! XAVIER LANDS ON HIS FEET! XAVIER CHARGES AT JAMES BUT RANGER CATCHES HIM WITH A EUROPEAN UPPECUT!
Gavin Kirkland: RANGER THEN PICKS XAVIER ALL THE WAY UP INTO THE AIR AND SLAMS HIM DOWN TO THE MAT… RANGER CONNECTS WITH THE SUNSET FINISH! THE NORTHERN LIGHTS BOMB! RANGER GOES FOR THE COVER
Referee: ONEEEEEEEEEEEEE! TWOOOOOOOOOOO! THREEEE-
Eve: XAVIER KICKS OUT AGAIN! Ranger’s ready to end this all here. He pulls Xavier up to his feet before kicking him in the gut and putting him in position for the Final Horizon! A glaring smirk grows on Ranger’s face. RANGER HOOKS THE ARMS AND LIFTS XAVIER
Deadprez: XAVIER BATTLES OUT OF IT THOUGH! XAVIER PUSHES RANGER OFF HIM AND NAILS HIM WITH A QUICK SPIKE FRANKENSTEINER! RANGERS HEAD GOES CRASHING INTO THE CANVAS!
Gavin Kirkland: RANGER TRIES TO GET UP TO HIS FEET BUT XAVIER SENDS HIM BACK DOWN WITH A 720 KICK RIGHT INTO HIS SKULL!
Eve: ITS TIME TO END IT! XAVIER FORCES RANGER UP TO HIS FEET! XAVIER RUNS TO THE ROPES AND BOUNCES OFF THEM BACKWARDS… ASHESSSSS OFFFF THE PHOENIXXXXXX! IT CONNECTS! THE OSCUTTER! XAVIER GOES FOR THE COVER
Referee: ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! TWOOOOOOOOOOOO! THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!
(DING! DING! DING!)
Gina Romano: And your winner….XAAAAAAAVIERRRRRRRRR WILLLIAMMMSSSSSSS!
Deadprez: That’s a classic win for The Young Wolf! Another mesmerising show of resilience, talent and experience from Xavier!
Gavin Kirkland: Ranger looked unstoppable at times. On so many occasions, Ranger came straight outta nowhere and hit Xavier with a big move but it just weren’t enough tonight.
(The scene pans to Kyra Phillips backstage with a microphone in her hands.)
Kyra Phillips: Ladies and gentlemen, Midsummer Massacre was a success for the Showdown brand. One of the most talked about matches on the card was Jamie O’Hara versus my next guest, please welcome, ‘The Straight Shooter,’ Jack Ripley!
(Jack Ripley comes into the camera shot. He is still a bit down that he failed to defeat Jamie O’Hara last weekend, but he tries to be in good spirits.)
Kyra Phillips: Jack, last weekend, you put on an incredible performance against Jamie O’Hara, but it wasn’t enough to capture the Answers World Championship. All over social media, people have been praising your performance. Some of them believed that this was the match to solidify you as a main event stay, but what are your emotions about everything?
Jack Ripley: It was a tough pill to swallow, Kyra. I believe that I should be standing as Answers World Champion. I should have fulfilled the one thing that I have been wanting to accomplish in these last two years. I was supposed to silence the critics who believed that I would be nothing more than a ‘tag team guy’ or someone who is destined to be in the mid card, struggling to make that jump to the main event spot with the likes of Jamie O’Hara. I wanted nothing more than for last weekend to be my moment, but it didn’t happen and I was disappointed in myself. I was disappointed that I let down the fans who have supported me since day one. I am constantly trying to pull off these big matches and win and it upsets me that I wasn’t able to get the job done. I know I have the star factor. I know that I am untouchable in the ring. I know I am one of the best on Showdown, but it’s just not enough to win the big one. I don’t want to make it seem like I’m bitching about not being able to win a World Championship, but I still believe that I’ll be successful this season. Showdown is one of the brands that I got the most success in and I’m trying to look at the big picture when it comes to these losses. Perhaps, there’s bigger things in store for me. In these times, I’m trying to remain optimistic and trying to push forward.
???: It’s in these setbacks, that the best thing we do is push forward.
(Jack Ripley looks across from him as Xavier Williams steps inside the camera shot with a calm demeanour in his face.)
Xavier Williams: I was in your position once, Jack. I’ve been casted aside for some newer talent. I busted my ass off for so long and never did I believe I was given the recognition that I believed I was entitled to. Despite being called the ‘Best in the World,’ I had people question whether I was good enough to be standing on top of the mountain, but I kept pushing forward. Even when things looked tough for me, I kept pushing myself as hard as possible. On this run alone, it seems like I can’t relate to you. I’m undefeated on this run in EAW, but I have never truly lost the feeling of being in your shoes, Jack. Losing to Jamie O’Hara is a tough pill to swallow and there is no one who can relate to you more than you. It was losing to him at Pain for Pride X, which caused me to leave this company for three years. I would hate for the same thing to happen to you. You’re an exceptional talent. You are the future of this company. Despite being her for a few years, I truly believe that we haven’t cracked a fraction of what you’re capable of.
Jack Ripley: I appreciate the kind words from you, Xavier. I can assure you that I’m not contemplating leaving this company. Losing to Jamie was a bitter pill to swallow, but like I said, I am going to remain as optimistic as possible and push forward.
Xavier Williams: I’m glad that you are, but I couldn’t help, but overhear you think that you have what it takes to be champion again in the future. I truly believe that you are capable of being a champion in the future, but I also think that you’re capable of standing alongside me.
Jack Ripley: What do you mean?
Xavier Williams: Ryan Wilson entrusted me with being team captain of this year’s War Games and I want you to stand alongside me as we head into battle.
(The crowd in the Performance Center pops for the possibility of Jack Ripley standing alongside Xavier Williams in War Games. Jack seems to be a bit caught off guard by what Xavier tells him.)
Jack Ripley: War Games? Despite losing and all the losses I suffered, you want me in War Games?
Xavier Williams: We’re going to ignore the fact that you won the War Games match for Dynasty in 2018? You were part of the team and I believe that you’re more than capable of going into the match and winning it. We’ve both won War Games in the past, Jack. There’s two former winners in one team. That’s what is going to make us stand out from the rest of the competition. We got two heads who are more than familiar with being inside the structure. We’ve won the structure, so what’s going to stop us from winning again?
(Jack Ripley listened to Xavier Williams’ words and thought for a moment.)
Jack Ripley: Not going to lie, it sounds a bit appealing to win another War Games.
Xavier Williams: When we’re both at our best, there is no one that can touch us, Jack. I wouldn’t have come to you, if I didn’t see the greatness that you possess.
Jack Ripley: Okay, I’m in.
(The crowd in the Performance Center cheers at Jack Ripley accepting Xavier Williams offer to be in War Games. Xavier has a smirk on his face.)
Xavier Williams: I knew that you’d like the opportunity.
Jack Ripley: Just a question – who are you thinking about the third person?
Xavier Williams: I got a few people in mind, but leave that up to me. I’m hoping to have our team completed real soon.
(Jack Ripley nodded, believing Xavier Williams with what he had to say. Xavier leaves the camera shot as Jack looks on, knowing his role going into Territorial Invasion is now.)
(Scene pans back to the ring with Gina Romano standing in the middle of the ring.)
Gina Romano: Ladies and gentleman, the next match is scheduled for ONE FALL and is the MAIN EVENT OF SHOWDOWN!
Gavin Kirkland: Can’t we just forgo this match and get to that train wreck known as Roman Malosi?
Eve: It’s Ronan Malosi!
Gavin Kirkland: That’s not what Jason McKormick said!
Gina Romano: Introducing first…from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada…weighing in at two-hundred and thirty pounds…HE IS EXPLICIT CONTENT! HE IS JUDAS! HE IS THE EDGE CRUSHER…CAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGGGGGGGGGGGGGGEEEEEEEEE!!!
(‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ by Nirvana pups out of the speakers as Cage steps out from the back, dressed in a leather vest and a pair of black tights. He stops at the top of the entrance way and looks out onto the small crowd that is responding to him with a mixture of cheers and jeers)
Deadprez: I’m sure Cage is still pissed off after what happened to him at Midsummer Massacre.
Eve: Wouldn’t you be as well if Jake Smith screwed you over not once, but twice?
Gavin Kirkland: I still can’t believe that one of those Dynasty heathens stole a shot for OUR title!
(Cage walks down to the ring, taking his vest off in the process and just throwing it on the ground)
Deadprez: I’d be a little fearful, if I was Lucas Johnson here tonight. He’s about to step into the lion’s den with one hell of a hungry lion.
(Cage’s music ends as he slides in under the ropes and hops up to his feet)
Gina Romano: And his opponent…hailing from Long Island, New York…weighing in at one-hundred and ninety-seven pounds…HE IS THE BLUEPRINT…THE WRESTLING MACHINE….LUCAS JOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHNNNNNNNNNSOOOOOOOONNNNNNN!!!
(‘Young and Bitter’ by Hot Tag Media blares out over the crowd as the boos almost drowned it out. Lucas Johnson steps out of the back with a pair of Beats by DRE headphones on, followed by his manager Albert Hitchman. He slowly walks down to the ring, Albert tagging along slowly)
Gavin Kirkland: Such response from the crowd, it’s almost deafening.
(Lucas stops at the ring and turns to his manager)
Deadprez: CAGE REACHES OUTSIDE THE RING AND GRABS LUCAS JOHNSON’S HEADPHONES. He pulls back…AND WHIPS THEM INTO THE CROWD!!! Lucas Johnson turns and looks at Cage in disgust.
Cage (Off mic): Quit fucking around and get in the ring, you little piece of shit.
Eve: Cage is holding his arms out to the side, goading Lucas Johnson.
Gavin Kirkland: And it seems Lucas has officially been goaded as he slides into the ring, but is met with some boots to the ribs by Cage!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Deadprez: Cage grabs the already beaten-up Lucas and pulls him to his feet, then scoops him up. He walks over and places him upside-down in the corner. Cage quickly runs over to the other corner…turns…running start…DROPKICK INTO THE FACE OF LUCAS JOHNSON!!! The Blue Print is just dangling there…looking like he is already out of it.
Eve: Cage back up to his feet. He pulls Lucas up and grabs him around the neck…OLD SCHOOL EXPULSION!!! CAGE JUST HIT THE OLD SCHOOL EXPULSION WHILE LUCAS WAS HOOKED ONTO THE ROPES!!! CAGE WITH THE QUICK COVER!
Gavin Kirkland: And Lucas with the kickout! Cage still seems to be caring some anger over from Midsummer Massacre.
Deadprez: Well wouldn’t you? He let LC walk onto Showdown and steal a shot at OUR title. And not only that, we all watched as Jake Smith let it happen!
Eve: Cage grabs Lucas by the neck and pulls him to hi-LUCAS WITH A HEADBUTT TO CAGE’S CHEST! Cage stumbles back from the surprise attack…Lucas charges forward…CLOTHESLINE INTO THE CHEST OF CAGE…BUT CAGE JUST STUMBLES INTO THE ROPES! Lucas runs back to the opposite end of the ring, bounces off the ropes…comes flying back…he goes for another clothesline…
Gavin Kirkland: CAGE DUCKS AND THROWS LUCAS OVER THE ROPES WITH A BACK BODY DROP!!! BUT LUCAS LANDS ON THE APRON! The former New Breed Champ uses the ropes to slingshot himself up onto Cage’s shoulders…HURRICANRANA AND BOTH MEN FALL TO THE OUTSIDE MATS!!! Lucas is the first one up and he looks at Cage, who has just rolled onto his side.
Deadprez: Lucas quickly up onto our table…he looks down at Cage then turns around…MOONSAULT!!! BUT CAGE JUMPED UP AND GRABBED HIM IN MID-AIR!!! Cage positions Lucas…runs…AND SMASHES LUCAS FACE-FIRST INTO THE PLEXIGLASS DIVIDERS!!!
Eve: The twenty-seventeen Hall of Famer is still holding Lucas over his shoulder. He takes a few steps back…stops…CHARGES THE DIVIDER AGAIN…BUT LUCAS WRIGGLES FREE AND LANDS ON HIS FEET! Cage stops short of the plexiglass and turns around…
Gavin Kirkland: LUCAS CHARGES CAGE…JUMPS UP ONTO THE EDGE OF OUR TABLE RUNNING…jumps off our table…SHINING WIZARD!!! Cage stumbles back up against the plexiglass. He looks seconds away from collapsing to the ground! Lucas back to his feet…runs about ten feet away…AND HE COMES CHARGING BACK…SPEAR INTO THE PLEXIGLASS DIVIDER! BUT IT DID NOT BREAK!!!
Deadprez: They must have put extra support in these things after we’ve seen people being thrown through them.
Gavin Kirkland: Lucas up to his feet and his is eyeing up Cage here, but he makes a b-line for the ring, sliding in under the ropes.
Eve: Cage is slowly getting up…and stumbling towards the ring.
Deadprez: Cage manages to hop up onto the apron and step in the ring through the middle ropes.
Gavin Kirkland: Lucas better do something soon. It may be early, but he has Cage a little out of it…and that may be his ticket to taking down the former World Champion.
Eve: Lucas comes charging at Cage…CLOTHESLINE! BUT CAGE STANDS STRONG AND BARELY BUDGES! Lucas looks at him in amazement. Lucas goes running and bounces off the opposite ropes…he comes back…WITH ANOTHER CLOTHESLINE! BUT CAGE DOESN’T MOVE!!! Instead he looks like he is getting pissed! Lucas goes running again, bouncing off the ropes…CLAYMORE KICK!!! NO! CAGE DUCKED UNDERNEATH IT!!! Lucas turns around…MERCY RULE!!! MERCY RULE!!! Cage drops for the cover!
Deadprez: Wait…the ref is up to his feet telling Cage to get up! Lucas’s foot is on the ropes!
Eve: I think I just saw Albert Hitchman put it there.
Gavin Kirkland: Either way, Cage is not happy. He is up to his feet and is in the ref’s face.
Cage (Off mic): How about you control that little peon out there?
Ref (Off mic): I’ll keep an eye out. You get back to the match.
Deadprez: Cage calling out Albert to the ref. I wonder how long before Cage blows up on everyone.
Eve: It actually looked like he was at that point before he even got into the ring.
Deadprez: Cage turns around and Lucas is up to his feet. Cage walks over and comes down with a right…but Lucas blocked it! Cage tries again…blocked again! Cage this time with a left…BUT IS BLOCKED AGAIN! Lucas pulls back…HUGE UPPERCUT AND IT SENDS CAGE STUMBLING BACK! Lucas reaches forward and grabs Cage…irish whip into the ropes. Cage bounces off them and comes flying back…Lucas drops to the mat and Cage hops over him. Lucas back to his feet as Cage bounces off of the other ropes and comes back towards the middle of the ring. Lucs sidesteps Cage…SKULL CRUSHING FINALE!!! LUCAS DROPS DOWN FOR THE PIN!
Eve: NO! CAGE KICKS OUT AT THE LAST SECOND! Lucas wastes no time though, jumping to his feet and climbing up the nearest turnbuckle…he stands at the top….RED ARROW!!!
Gavin Kirkland: CAGE MOVES!!! CAGE MOVES!!! LUCAS COME CRASHING DOWN ONTO NOTHING!!! Cage up to his feet as Lucas is grabbing his abdomen, rolling around on the mat. Cage walks over to Lucas…and places a HUGE boot to his ribs…then another…THEN ANOTHER!!!
Deadprez: Cage grabs Lucas and pulls him to his feet…KNEE TO THE MIDSECTION and Lucas tries to double over but Cage pulls him back up straight…HEADBUTT TO THE CHEST FROM CAGE AND LUCAS STUMBLES BACK AGAINST THE ROPES!!! Cage walks over to Lucas…AND WRAPS HIS ARMS UP IN THE ROPES!!! The ref is over there talking to Cage, reprimanding him.
Eve: Cage pulls back…HUGE CHOP TO THE CHEST OF LUCAS JOHNSON!!! Cage pulls back…AND ANOTHER HUGE CHOP!!!
Deadprez: The ref just jumped in between Cage and Lucas, yelling at him about tying Lucas up in the ropes. Albert Hitchman is up on the apron, untangling Lucas from the ropes.
Gavin Kirkland: Cage is shaking his head as the ref is laying into him. Cage…HAS HAD ENOUGH! HE PUSHES PAST THE REF AND CHARGES LUCAS…BUT LUCAS DUCKS AND CAGE SLAMS INTO ALBERT HITCHMAN!!! HITCHMAN GOES FLYING OFF THE APRON AND SLAMS FACE FIRST INTO OUR TABLE!!! ALBERT HITCHMAN IS BUSTED OPEN AND IS BLEEDING FROM HIS FOREHEAD!!!
Eve: Cage turns around…AND LUCAS ROCKS HIM WITH A HUGE FOREARM TO THE FACE! Cage stumbles back and Lucas grabs him by the arm…whipping him…NO! REVERSAL! Lucas bounces off the ropes…AND JUMPS OVER A CHARGING CAGE!!! Lucas lands on his feet as Cage turns around…SUPERKICK! NO! CAGE DUCKS UNDER THE KICK AND GRABS LUCAS’ OUT-STRETCHED LEG!!! Cage throws Lucas’ leg down, spinning him…BUT LUCAS COUNTER’S IT COMING BACK WITH A SPINNING ELBOW STRIKE TO THE TEMPLE OF CAGE!!! The Edmonton native takes a step back, looking a little dazed. Lucas steps forward and lands a HUGE right into the gut of Cage…then a left…then a right…THEN JUST A BARRAGE OF ABDOMEN STRIKES!!! Lucas takes a step back…AND CAGE CHARGES HIM, TRYING TO GRAB HIM BUT LUCAS DROPS DOWN AND PULLS DOWN THE ROPES! CAGE GOES FLYING TO THE OUTSIDE!!!
Deadprez: But Cage just looks stunned as he pops up to his feet. Wait…Albert Hitchman, bloodied face and all, just turned Cage around and is yelling at him.
Gavin Kirkland: The ref better do something abo- CAGE HAD ENOUGH AND PLANTED ALBERT HITCHMAN WITH THE MERCY RULE TO THE MATS ON THE OUTSIDE!
Lucas Johnson (Off mic): ALBERT!
Eve: Cage gets up and slides into the ring as Lucas is looking down at Albert, who is bleeding all over the mats. Someone needs to come out and check on this poor guy.
Deadprez: Lucas turns and both he and Cage are staring each other down. Lucas charges at Cage…Cage reaches out to grab him, but Lucas slides down between Cage’s legs. Lucas quick to jump and grabs Cage by the neck…BACKSTABBER!!! Cage rolls onto his stomach grabbing at his back. Lucas flips up onto his feet. Lucas reaches down and pulls Cage up to his feet. He scoops Cage up…and puts up on the top turnbuckle?
Eve: What does this man have planned?
Gavin Kirkland: Lucas climbs up to the top turnbuckle , grabbing Cage around the neck. He’s going for a su-NO! CAGE GRABS THE ROPES! Lucas tries again…but Cage denies him. HEADBUT TO THE CHEST OF LUCAS JOHNSON! Lucas lets go completely of Cage.
Deadprez: Cage with an elbow to Lucas’s ribcage…and Cage stands to his own feet. Both men star standing on top of the turnbuckle. Cage hits right hook into Lucas’ ribcage, dubbing him over…AND CAGE GRABS HIM FOR A…wait…he’s aiming that DDT to the outside…
Gavin Kirkland: Oh this is going to be interesting.
Eve: Don’t do it Cage, you’ll kill the guy if you hit that to the outside.
Deadprez: He positions Lucas…MERCY RULE TO THE OUTSIDE FROM THE TOP OF THE TURN-
Gavin Kirkland: He’s going to kill Lucas!
Deadprez: OH MY GOD, NO!!! LUCAS JUST MUSTERED ALL HIS STRENGTH AND BACK BODY DROPPED CAGE TO THE INSIDE OF THE RING!!!
Eve: Cage crashed down HARD!!!
Gavin Kirkland: Lucas Johnson turns around..RED ARROW!!! RED ARROW!!! RED ARROW!!!
Eve: LUCAS JOHNSON GOES FOR THE COVER!!!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
(The fans, despite not liking Lucas Johnson much, explode)
Deadprez: LUCAS JOHNSON JUST PULLED OFF THE HUGE UPSET!!!
Gina Romano: And your winner…LUCAS JOOOOOOOOOHHHHNNNNNNSOOOOONNNN!!!
(‘Young and Bitter’ by Hot Tag Media fills the Performance Center)
Gavin Kirkland: Lucas doesn’t even give the ref time to raise his hand. He is quick to slide to the outside to check on Albert Hitchman.
Eve: It seems Albert is awake and semi-okay, but he has a pretty good size gash on his forehead. He may need to have that looked at.
Deadprez: But Albert is shrugging it off…AND HE RAISES LUCAS JOHNSON’S HAND IN VICTORY!!!
(The camera focuses on Albert lifting up Lucas’ hand. The ref slides out of the ring and raises his other hand into the air.)
(One final commercial break.)
(The scene opens and it pans around ringside to see decorations around the plexiglass and the ring aprons. The hard cam ring apron reads “SHOWDOWN’S BIGGEST ACQUISITION”. And inside the ring we see a red carpet, a black recliner chair, blue and white balloons tied to the corners. And in the center of the ring, is the cheapest champagne you could ever find sitting inside some ice. There is also the four red flashers above the ring posts, which we all know what that means.)
(“A Day To Remember” by 2nd Sucks hits as Ronan Malosi walks out with his arms wrapped around two prostitute looking ladies. He is wearing a very cheap tuxedo, as if you could get it with a certain amount of tickets at Chuck-E-Cheese. His smile is as big as an ocean as he soaks it all in, including the boos. He walks the ladies up the steps before holding the rope down letting them enter first before entering. He takes a look at everything around him, like he wasn’t expecting all of this and he didn’t do it himself. He gives a very “touching” look. He then asks for a microphone.)
Ronan Malosi: WOW! You didn’t have to do all this for me Mr. Wilson! I mean, I AM your biggest acquisition after all, so I get you had to make me feel as welcomed as possible!
(The crowd boos as the two women are all over Ronan Malosi as he talks.)
Ronan Malosi: I told ALL of you! None of you believed me or believed in me that I would get the contract I so rightfully deserved! I went into Midsummer Massacre…AND I DESTROYED RYAN WILSON! AND NOW I AM YOUR LEADER ON SATURDAY NIGHTS AND THERE IS GOING TO BE SOME CHANGES!
Ronan Malosi: This show is a huge mess, and with the star power that I have, I’m going to fix it and bring Showdown back to the promised land! This show is the flagship of EAW and it hasn’t really felt like that since Ryan Wilson took over as GM. Get ready, because whether you like it or not, I’m taking Showdown…BY STORM! Ryan might technically have the power….but I run the show around here, and why?…..Because I CAN! I’m just that good! This celebration is needed, because Ronan Malosi draws the ratings, it’s been proven time and time again! Oh my gosh, just imagine what our numbers are going to be tomorrow when everybody found out Ronan Malosi’s long awaited celebration was in the main event! :whew:
(The crowd boos Ronan.)
Ronan Malosi: YOU’RE BOOING ME?! Why?! Because I’m much more successful than you? Do you hate me because you ain’t me? Are you all jealous I’m the ratings draw on this show and I’m now the highest paid wrestler on this roster?! It’s all fine with me. I got what I wanted, I got the ladies, I got the ratings, and I got the drinks to celebrate….ladies…if you will.
(The two ladies open up the cheap bottle of champagne and pour three glasses, they hand Ronan his and he holds his glass up to the hard camera.)
Ronan Malosi: Cheers to me, and cheers to a better Showdown!
(Ronan Malosi quickly chugs the champagne down as he puts his glass down.)
Ronan Malosi: What better way to celebrate this occasion…THAN THE FIRST OFFICIAL SHOWDOWN EDITION OF HOT TAKES?!?!
(The red flashing lights go off above the ring and the siren sound goes off.)
Ronan Malosi: HOT TAKE! Jamie O’Hara ain’t got nothing on me! Dude was overrated and still is! I would wipe the floor with his scrawny ass and I would carry that championship with pride and lead Showdown into greatness. Just IMAGINE Ronan Malosi as the Answers World Champion!! :whew: :whew: :whew:
(Ronan laughs as the “Hot Takes” effects keep going off.)
Ronan Malosi: HOT TAKE! Consuela Rose Ava?! That girl will NEVER be as good as her twin! EVER! Come on now, if I were to have a shot at her, it wouldn’t even be a match! All I’d have to do is hold her head back and do whatever I want. You might as well hand me the title. She has bad taste in men too, I can GUARANTEE you I’d satisfy her better than Terry Chambers can! :wow:
Ronan Malosi: HOT TAKE! What tag teams are there here? The Mile High Club which is a nickname for airplane sex? Them two have something going on?! Anyways, there’s the Maidens of Malpractice…..them two will implode and hate each other again in no time! They were nothing and always will be! The only hope for Showdown getting the tag team titles is ME! In fact, I COULD WIN THE TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS ALL ON MY OWN, BECAUSE I’M SO TALENTED LIKE THAT!!
(“The Only Thing They Fear Is You” by Mick Gordon hits and Ryan Wilson walks to the ring very unamused to what he’s hearing. Ronan has his arms wrapped around the women as he takes another sip of the champagne.)
Ryan WIlson: I’m glad you won, now I can do this….RONAN MALOSI…..YOU’RE FIR–
Ronan Malosi: GO AHEAD! Prove to everyone what a coward you are going back on your word. All you’re doing is showing I’m superior to you if you fire me because you’re salty I beat you!
Ryan Wilson: Dude, what the hell is all this? You won a match….to earn a contract as the lowest paid superstar on this roster. And you’re out here celebrating like you just won the World Title?
Ronan Malosi: What do you mean? After I won, I requested so many zeroes on that contract because I earned it.
Ryan Wilson: No, you signed a contract, that was organized by me. You are the lowest paid superstar not only on Showdown, but in this entire company!
(The crowd laughs as Ronan gives an unamused face.)
Ryan Wilson: Also, slow your damn role. This is STILL my show. You getting lucky at Midsummer Massacre changes nothing. Now you need to know…I’m your boss now. You work…FOR ME! And we’re not finished yet. I cannot have a loss to Ronan Malosi haunting my career! This is over when I say it is, because whatever I say goes!
Ronan Malosi: NO! I AM DONE WITH YOU! I HAVE ZERO TO PROVE!
Ryan Wilson: Whatever I say goes Ronan. Learn to accept it!
(Ronan Malosi rakes his hand over his bald head in annoyance.)
Ronan Malosi: THIS IS BULLSHIT! WHAT AN ABUSE OF POWER! You’ve been at this for far too long, and you know what….HOT TAKE! I would make a FAR BETTER general manager than you could EVER be.
(Ryan Wilson thinks to himself for a moment.)
Ryan Wilson: Is that right?!
Ronan Malosi: You’re damn right! You play the favorites and don’t give fair opportunities! With my talent, I could lead Showdown into the future!
Ryan Wilson: You know what, I’m so confident, I’ll put my GM spot on the line!
(The crowd cheers as Ronan’s face lights up like a Christmas tree.)
Ryan Wilson: At Territorial Invasion, find four other guys who would ACTUALLY wanna team with you, if that’s possible. You and your four against me and my best four. The winner gets pride, and control of Showdown!
(Ronan Malosi smiles from ear to ear as he gets in the face of Ryan Wilson.)
Ronan Malosi: You’re on little buddy! This is gonna be light work! I might as well tell you my plans for after Territorial Invasion right now–
Ryan Wilson: No. The battle lines have been drawn. You becoming GM is the last thing I will ever let happen.
(Ryan Wilson takes a shot at Ronan which causes Ronan to roll underneath the bottom rope exiting the ring. Ryan Wilson pours himself a glass of the cheap champagne, takes a sip then spits it out in disgust. He then pops the balloons and destroys the banners. Ronan Malosi is on the stage and going ballistic.)
Ronan Malosi(no mic): YOU RUINED IT! YOU RUINED IT!!!
(Ryan stares down Ronan as the camera fades.)
(EAW logo buzzes.)