(EAW intro plays.)
(SCREEN BAR – EARLIER TODAY.)
(The camera shows Ryan Wilson and his team for Territorial Invasion all seated around his office.)
Ryan Wilson: I just want to say, you have all been fantastic as of late. You have taken what has been thrown at you and you have gotten the job done! You are doing one HELL of a job, representing Team Wilson. And as a result of your fantastic efforts, how about I give you all the night off? Well…some of you, sorry Christian.
Christian DeMarco: Understandable.
Ryan Wilson: So Bethany…Alexis…instead of wasting your talents on lesser Elitists, how about us three instead go out and get some Applebees? My treat!
Christian DeMarco: Just a question…so you’re giving most of us the night off to go, do what exactly? Eat subpar food, deal with piss-poor service, and possibly expose most of our team to this shit disease that is roaming around?
Ryan Wilson: Um, something like that. But look, it’s not just any Applebees…it’s the same Applebee’s that that lowlife Ronan Malosi works at.
Alexis Chambers: How are you even sure that it’s the same location? And even if it is, Ronan won’t be there, he has an Interwire Championship match tonight, I doubt he’s-
(Christian cuts off Alexis Chambers, who in turn gives him a stern look.)
Christian DeMarco: Woah! I- have an Interwire Championship match tonight. And what that means is, I can break Ronan Malosi before we even step foot in the ring at Territorial Invasion. While that in itself is rewarding enough- walking out with the Interwire Championship would be a proverbial cherry on top!
Ryan Wilson: Ahhh, so you get it now, don’t you Christian? We aren’t going there to just go. We’re going to destroy everything good in Ronan Malosi’s life before he ever gets the chance to finish building his little “super team”. And as for your concerns Ms. Chambers – don’t you worry about your pretty little face about my intel or my intentions. I can one hundred percent say ALL of our evenings will go exactly how we planned them tonight.
(Alexis turns her attention back to Ryan. Wanting to say something about his ‘pretty face’ comment, she decides to go the Doc route and try to be the bigger person)
Alexis Chambers: Well then, I believe you said it was your treat?
Ryan Wilson: Indeed I did! You’ve all done a great job of surprising me week after week. I couldn’t have put together a better team. Dr. Bethany Blue, the most underappreciated Elitist I have on my roster, yet week after week she finds a way to put on some of the greatest matches this brand has seen. Alexis Chambers, you have that never-say-quit attitude and an inability to back down from challenges many would deem too big for your petite frame- nonetheless you still continue to push and fight- you’re exactly the person I’d like to align myself with, in this type of situation.
(Alexis nods her head in agreeance.)
Ryan Wilson: And last but most certainly not least Christian DeMarco, the future EAW Interwire Champion. Forced to slip away to the realms of nothingness on the C-Grade show known as Dynasty, but ever since you’ve been here, on the A- Brand, you’ve thrived. And tonight when you win the Interwire Championship you’ll show everyone exactly what happens when they come to Showdown- they become the best version of themselves- and it all happens under MY MANAGEMENT.
(Christian smirks, but Alexis rolls her eyes. Mid eye-roll, she looks over to Dr. Bethany Blue who hasn’t acknowledged Ryans words yet.)
Alexis Chambers: Bethany, you okay? What’s wrong…?
(Ryan and Christian turn to look at the good Doc.)
Dr. Bethany Blue: Thank you for the kind words, Ryan. But I thought we came here to talk strategy, or to form some kind of plan? I’m sorry if I’m a little distant, but I just feel as if you’ve lost sight of the task we have to accomplish. I appreciate you for giving us the night off Ryan, really I do. But, you do realize Ronan Malosi still has two more spots to fill on his team? Just last week he got Jon Kelton to agree to join his little merry band of misfits.
(Ryan Wilson scoffs.)
Ryan Wilson: Hey, Hey- I beat Jon Kelton-
Dr. Bethany Blue: You cheated and hired a referee to ignore his pin attempts, then fast count for you.
Ryan Wilson: Hey a win is a win. You should trust in your hardworking GM to make the right decisions when it comes to handling things like this. Now I will admit, Kelton joining him does make things different now. But hey Bethany, we can talk strategy when we get there. So until then, everyone enjoy your night off, go get cleaned up and get ready to join me for a night out — at Applebee’s. Well…except for you, Christian. But if you go online, pick out what you want, then we can bring you back a doggy bag.
Christian DeMarco: Fine by me. Hopefully, by the time you three get back, we can celebrate my new Interwire Championship as well!
Ryan Wilson: Yes! YES! That’s what I’m talking about, Christian. You bring that Interwire Championship Title to Team Wilson and I might even throw in free dessert for EVERYONE! I’m sure I got a coupon somewhere. Or hell, I can tell them it’s my birthday and get a free dessert. Molten lava cake for you my friend…just bring that gold to us!
Christian DeMarco: Sounds like a plan to me!
(RECAP: The scene pans to Ryan Wilson’s state of the union address where he addresses that anyone that aligns with Ronan Malosi is a traitor to him. It pans forward to Jake Smith being interviewed as he suggests himself in the Brand Warfare team. Consuela Rose Ava, Harlow Reichert and Raven Roberts appear as Harlow doesn’t seem too crazy about the idea, but Consuela agrees to let Jake in the team. Soon after, it’s followed by Ryan Wilson who completes his Brand Warfare team with the inclusion of SKA. It transitions to Ronan Malosi recuritting Jon Kelton in his team after promising a future Hardcore Match with him. We pan to highlights of Team Showdown — Xavier Williams, Justin Windgate and Jack Ripley being interviewed. Each man gets their shots in that interview. We go to the segment between Jamie O’Hara and Lethal Consequences. The biggest highlight is a ‘Beat the Clock’ Challenge being made for next week’s Showdown. Winner with the best time makes the stipulation for their Answers World Championship match.)
(‘Uncontainable’ by Set It Off plays, cueing the theme song for Saturday Night Showdown. It pans to the Performance Center in Newark, New Jersey. The socially distanced crowd is cheering out of their minds as –)
(‘Tougher Colder Killer’ by El-P featuring Big Mike and Despot hits as Lethal Consequences steps out onto the stage. The crowd boos him heavily as he brushes it off and makes his way down to the ring)
Gina Romano: The following contest is set for…
Crowd: ONE FALL!!
Gina Romano: And it is a BEAT THE CLOCK CHALLENGE!!!! Introducing first, from Oakland, California!! Weighing in at 230lbs!! He is ‘The Inevitable’… LETHAL CONSEQUENCES!!!
Deadprez: Hello everyone, welcome to Saturday Night Showdown and we’re starting off the night with the first match of the ‘Beat the Clock’ Challenge. The number one contender from Dynasty has made it clear that he wants to determine the stipulation for his match against Jamie O’Hara for the Answers World Championship at Territorial Invasion. He doesn’t want a regular singles match and because of that, him and the champ agreed on a Beat the clock challenge to determine who decides the match type.
Gavin Kirkland: These types of matches always put pressure on the guy or gal that has to either set the time or beat the time. Right now, LC gets the first go at the clock as he is the one that sets the pace. We’ll see if being the time setter works in his favor here tonight!!
(‘Young and Bitter’ by Hot Tag media hits as Lucas Johnson steps out onto the stage wearing Dr. Dre headphones. His music covers up the noise of the booing fans as he continues to make his way down to the ring)
Gina Romano: And his opponent!! From Long Island, New York!! Weighing in at 197lbs!! He is ‘THE BLUEPRINT… LUCAS JOHNSON!!!!
Deadprez: The former New Breed Champion is playing the role as the spoiler tonight. He’s trying to do whatever he can to prevent Lethal Consequences from getting a respectable time and if possible, pin him down himself.
Eve: Lucas is going to be a tough match for Lethal Consequences time limit or not. We’ll see how this match unfolds!!
(DING! DING! DING!)
Deadprez: There’s the bell, the clock is ticking, and this match has just begun!
Eve: Lethal Consequences quickly ties up with Lucas Johnson and immediately forces Johnson into the corner! LC lets go of Lucas and immediately begins firing away with body shots in the corner! RIGHT! LEFT! RIGHT! LEFT! Lethal Consequences grabs Lucas by the arm and does a powerful irish whip that sends him bolting across the ring to the other end!!!
Deadprez: And Lucas Johnson crashes hard against the turnbuckles at the other end! He hits the turnbuckles so hard that he bounces off to them.. AND INTO A RUNNING LARIAT BY LC THAT NEARLY TAKES HIS HEAD OFF!!! Lucas Johnson instantly hits the canvas as Lethal Consequences tries to get this one over with quickly with the pin!!
Gavin Kirkland: And there’s the kickout by The Blueprint!!
Deadprez: Boy that minute and thirty would have been a tough one for Jamie to beat, but Lucas Johnson isn’t giving up that easily! Lethal Consequences looks up at the stage and sees the time rising up with every second that passes. He gets up onto his knees and grabs Lucas by his hair as he raises his head off of the canvas.. AND LETHAL CONSEQUENCES NOW BEGINS TO THROW POWERFUL RIGHT HANDED SHOTS DOWN ONTO THE TOP OF LUCAS’ HEAD WHILE HOLDING IT INTO POSITION WITH HIS LEFT HAND!!
Eve: Lethal Consequences now stands up to his feet. He quickly stomps down onto the sternum of Lucas Johnson before reaching down, grabbing him by the head, then bringing him up to his feet! EUROPEAN UPPERCUT BY LETHAL CONSEQUENCES AS IT SENDS THE FORMER NEW BREED CHAMPION FALLING BACK INTO THE CORNER!!!
Gavin Kirkland: Lethal Consequences sees this as he runs to the opposite end.. THEN CHARGES IN AT LUCAS JOHNSON WITH A RUNNING LARIAT INTO THE CORNER!!!! IT CONNECTS AS LUCAS’ ENTIRE BODY GETS DRILLED INTO THOSE TURNBUCKLES!! Lethal Consequences takes a few steps back as Lucas, who is very groggy, steps out of the corner.
Deadprez: LC grabs Johnson by the wrist and irish whips him over to the far ropes!! LC bends over in preparation for a back body drop..
Eve: BUT LOOK! Lucas Johnson managed to prevent himself from bouncing back towards Lethal Consequences by grabbing a hold of the ring ropes just as he hit them! LC is still bent over.. AND LUCAS STEPS UP PENALTY KICKS LC RIGHT IN THE CHEST AS HE POPS STRAIGHT UP!!! Lucas now turns around and runs to the ropes behind him! He bounces back towards Lethal Conse-
Gavin Kirkland: SPINEBUSTER!!!! LETHAL CONSEQUENCES JUST CAUGHT LUCAS JOHNSON WITH THE LOW DOWN AS HE DRILLS JOHNSON RIGHT INTO THE CANVAS OF THE RING!! LC drops down and goes for the cover!!!
Deadprez: And there’s the kickout by Lucas Johnson!!!
Eve: The time continues to rise for Lethal Consequences right now, as he makes his way back up to his feet. LC now walks his way over to a nearby turnbuckle as he begins to scale up to the top rope. LC looks down at Lucas Johnson who is slowly getting up to his feet. Lucas raises his head as he sees LC leaping off of the top rope.. FLYING FOREARM SMASH BY LETHAL CONSEQUENCES!!!
Gavin Kirkland: NOBODY HOME!! Lucas Johnson manages to move out of the way at the last possible second as LC stumbles on his landing in the ring! Lucas stands behind LC, but he quickly spins the number one contender around and kicks him in the stomach!! NECKBREAKER BY LUCAS JOHNSON SMACKS THE BACK OF LETHAL CONSEQUENCES’ HEAD RIGHT AGAINST THE CANVAS OF THE RING!!! Lucas Johnson covers!!
Deadprez: And there’s the kickout by Lethal Consequences!!
Deadprez: Now if Lucas Johnson were to pin Lethal Consequences, I believe all it would take is a Jamie O’Hara victory over SKA for Jamie to choose the stipulation for the Answers World Championship match at Territorial Invasion.
Eve: Lucas is playing the role as the spoiler for Lethal Consequences plan of deciding the stipulation for his match against Jamie O’Hara, and I would say that he’s doing an incredible job seeing how he has found himself in the driver’s seat in this match!
Deadprez: Lucas Johnson makes his way back up to his feet as Lethal Consequences quickly rolls over and gets up onto his hands and knees.. STOMP TO THE BACK OF THE HEAD BY LUCAS JOHNSON!!! ANOTHER ONE THAT DRIVES INTO THE CENTER OF LC’s BACK!! That last stomp dropping LC flat onto the canvas!!
Gavin Kirkland: Lethal Consequences is down on the canvas right now, but Lucas Johnson grabs him and brings him up to his feet!! Lucas now wraps his arms around the body of Lethal Consequences as he sets up for a belly to belly suplex!!! WAIT NO!! LETHAL CONSEQUENCES USES HIS HEAD AND HEADBUTTS LUCAS RIGHT IN THE CHEST!!!! AGAIN!! AND AGAIN!!! Lucas releases his grip on Lethal Consequences as LC takes a step back.. EUROPEAN UPPERCUT BY THE INEVITABLE THAT SENDS LUCAS JOHNSON FALLING BACK TOWARDS THE SIDE ROPES!!
Eve: Look Gavin! Look at how Lucas Johnson landed!! His head and arms are hanging over the middle ropes!!
Gavin Kirkland: If you want to see something that hangs, you should come stop by my place sometime. :smugcena:
Eve: I’d rather not..
Deadprez: While Lucas has his head and arms hanging over that middle rope, Lethal Consequences runs to the ropes behind him.. He bounces back towards Lucas Johnson.. AND LC GOES FOR THE 6!!!! 1!!!!!! 9!!!!!!!!!
Eve: NO! LUCAS JOHNSON DUCKS HIS HEAD AS LC SPINS HIS LEGS ALL THE WAY AROUND HIM!!! LC loses his balance as he swings himself back into the ring! Lucas Johnson quickly pops up from that middle rope and sprints fast towards the corner!! He scales up the turnbuckles and makes it to the top rope!! LC finally catches his footing as he looks up at Johnson!!! MOONSAULT BY LUCAS JOHNSON!!!!! IT TAKES DOWN LETHAL CONSEQUENCES!!!!!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: Lucas Johnson is beginning to gain a lot of momentum here! He gets up to his feet and begins to drop forearm shots down onto the back of LC just as LC turned over to his stomach!! LC works his way up to his hands and knees as Lucas continues to fire away with these forearm shots!! AND LOOK!! Lucas Johnson locks in a front facelock on LC!!! He’s squeezing it tight and.. HE GATOR ROLLS WITH LC’S HEAD AND NECK WRAPPED INSIDE HIS ARMS!!!
Deadprez: This is only adding more time to the clock and isn’t working in Lethal Consequences’ favor!! LC is trying to break free, but Lucas Johnson has such a tight grip on LC’s head and neck!
Eve: But Lucas adjusts anyways, and transitions into a.. A CROSSFACE!!! CROSSFACE SUBMISSION MOVE IS LOCKED IN BY LUCAS JOHNSON!!! Lethal Consequences is trying to find a way out!! He’s reaching out for the ring ropes, but he’s nowhere near them!! Lucas Johnson continues to wrench at the neck of LC as time continues to rise on the clock!!!
Deadprez: BUT LC PETERSON ROLLS AND COUNTERS WITH A PIN!!!!!
Eve: LUCAS JOHNSON WITH A CRUCIFIX PIN AS A COUNTER ON LETHAL CONSEQUENCES AS HE NOW HAS LETHAL CONSEQUENCES’ SHOULDERS DOWN!!!!
Deadprez: AND THERE’S THE KICKOUT BY THE NUMBER ONE CONTENDER!!! This one was almost over right there!!
Deadprez: Lethal Consequences and Lucas Johnson both scramble up to their feet. Lethal Consequences looks over at Lucas then back at the clock that continues to increase in time. The higher that number rises, the better chance Jamie O’Hara has at beating the time!!
Eve: Lucas Johnson turns his head as well as he sees how much ti-
Gaving Kirkland: KICK TO THE ABDOMEN BY LC!!! AND THAT’S FOLLOWED UP BY A STUNNER!!!! Lucas Johnson is standing groggily in the ring right now after LC took advantage of his slight distraction!!!
Deadprez: Lucas Johnson is fumbling on his feet and that gives LC enough time to.. HIT THE LCR!!!! BACK ELBOW SHOT BY LETHAL CONSEQUENCES KNOCKS LUCAS JOHNSON STRAIGHT DOWN TO THE CANVAS!!! LC HOOKS THE LEGS!!!!
(DING! DING! DING!)
(‘Tougher Colder Killer’ by El-P featuring Big Mike and Despot hits as Lethal Consequences rises up to his feet. The crowd boos heavily as the referee grabs his arm and raises it high in the air)
Gina Romano: Here is your winner, setting the time to beat at 9 minutes and 23 seconds!!! THE INEVITABLE!!!!! LETHAL CONSEQUENCES!!!!!!!!!!
Deadprez: What a match that was!!! Lethal Consequences kept pushing the pace and attempted multiple pins throughout the match to get this one done and over with quickly.
Gavin Kirkland: Yeah, but Lucas Johnson put up quite the fight and extended this match out to be a little bit longer than what I assume Lethal Consequences hoped for.
Eve: Jamie O’Hara better hope that Lucas Johnson slowed Lethal Consequences enough because if he didn’t, then Lethal Consequences will be able to determine the match type at Territorial Invasion!
Deadprez: Well the time to beat is 9 minutes and 23 seconds. We’ll see if Jamie can beat that later tonight as he takes on one of Showdown’s newest talents, SKA, in the Beat The Clock Challenge later tonight!!
(Lethal Consequences is seen walking up the ramp with a focus look on his face before the screen fades to black)
(Commercial break promoting Jamie O’Hara defending the Answers World Championship against Lethal Consequences at Territorial Invasion on the EAW Network! )
(We open to the scene of Lucas Johnson sitting in the locker room, still sweaty and unshowered from his earlier match with Lethal Consequences. He has a towel in his right hand, wiping off the sweat that was all throughout his hair, his head hanging low.)
Ryan Wilson: THERE he is. How are you holding up, bud?
(Lucas looks up to see Ryan Wilson walk up to him.)
Lucas Johnson: I could be better.
Ryan Wilson: You did awesome out there!
(Lucas looks up at Ryan, a confused look on his face.)
Lucas Johnson: Awesome? I lost! The past month has not been kind to me.
Ryan Wilson: But you beat Cage…and you beat The Woogieman!
Lucas Johnson: Then I lost to your pet project, Christian DeMarco…or Caliban…or whatever the hell he calls himself right now. But then I lose to Harlow too? AND NOW LETHAL CONSEQUENCES??? It’s like I take two steps forward and then three steps back!!
(Albert Hitchman walks into the view.)
Albert Hitchman: OH! Mr. Wilson, what do we owe the pleasure?
(Ryan looks up at Albert, a smile appears on his face.)
Ryan Wilson: Good to see you, Mr. Hitchman. Just having a little conversation with one of Showdown’s brightest.
Lucas Johnson: Well right now, I don’t feel so bright.
Ryan Wilson: And that’s why I am here, Lucas.
(Ryan grabs a chair from off screen and then sets it down a couple feet from Lucas, the back of the chair facing the Showdown star. Ryan straddles the seat and sits down, resting his forearms on the top of the back of the chair.)
Ryan Wilson: I know you have it in you, Lucas. I saw that fire in your eyes the night you took Cage out. Sure the old man is getting a little long in the tooth, but if you want to walk around claiming you are one of the top dogs…you might want to still have a little bit of bite left. Amiright?
Lucas Johnson: I guess.
Ryan Wilson: Which is why when I look at you and…yeah, you’ve had a down couple weeks…but haven’t we all? I know you have it inside of you to pick yourself up, tighten your boot straps, and get back out there and show them the Lucas Johnson we here at Showdown have grown to love! Isn’t that right, Albert?
Albert Hitchman: Yes, sir!
Ryan Wilson: And just to show you how much I believe in you, I have a proposition for you. It seems Team Wilson is still one person short, just weeks before we have our match against Team Malosi at Territorial Invasion. As a sign of respect for the fighter I know you have deep down inside of you…I want YOU…Lucas Johnson…The Blueprint…The Wrestling Machine…to join Doctor Blue, Alexis Chambers and…
Lucas Johnson: That batshit crazy guy, Christian DeMarco?
Ryan Wilson: Well, not what I would call him, but yes….and Christian DeMarco.
Lucas Johnson: He is what started this little spiral of mine.
Ryan Wilson: Then use him to build yourself back up. Have you ever heard of the term ‘hair of the dog that bit you’? It’s mainly used for alcohol, but this fits PERFECTLY into your situation. Join the four of us on Team Wilson…complete our team…and you can use Christian as a partner, along with Doc or Alexis, to help pick your spirits up and bring you back to the top of your game.
(Lucas looks up at Ryan, then to Albert.)
Lucas Johnson: What do you think?
Albert Hitchman: I think it’s a splendid idea!
(Lucas turns and looks at Ryan, slowly standing to his feet. Ryan Wilson does the same, almost mimicking Lucas’ movements.)
Lucas Johnson: I’m in.
(Ryan does a little hop of joy, before reaching out and grabbing Lucas’ hand, shaking it.)
Ryan Wilson: WONDERFUL!!! With that being said, how about you go take a shower and get all cleaned up. I have a limo waiting outside for us. Dinner tonight, my treat!
Lucas Johnson: Sounds good to me, I am a little famished.
(Lucas tosses down his towel and walks off towards the showers.)
Albert Hitchman: So where are we going?
(Ryan turns to Albert and grimaces.)
Ryan Wilson: Oh…yeah, sorry Albert. I’m taking Team Wilson to Applebee’s…so it’s only me, Lucas, Alexis and Bethany. But, hey…you help keep little Lucas all riled up and ready to go heading into TI, and maybe I’ll buy you a steak dinner or something.
(Ryan reaches out at pats Albert’s stomach twice.)
Ryan Wilson: Sound good?
Albert Hitchman: I understand.
Ryan Wilson: Thanks, bud.
(Ryan turns, keeping his eye on Albert.)
Ryan Wilson: You, sir, have a good night.
(Ryan turns to walk off, jumps slightly and does a happy bell kick, before landing and walking off completely out of view.)
(The scene pans to Interwire Champion, Consuela Rose Ava at a table in catering, ready to compete for her title defense later tonight. With her, it’s the best of the Brand Warfare team — Raven Roberts, SKA and Harlow Reichert. Jake Smith had left to get something, but the more that Harlow waits, the more impatient that she becomes because she wants to prepare for her match against TLA later tonight.)
Harlow Reichert: Look, I gotta match that I need to compete for. I can’t be waiting for him any longer.
Consuela Rose Ava: Just give him another minute. He said that he had something for us.
Raven Roberts: This ought to be good…
Harlow Reichert: I can barely stand to be in the same room as him. Now, I gotta wait for him? Yeah, that’s not going to happen.
Consuela Rose Ava: I really need to talk to all of you about Territorial Invasion before we all —minus Raven and Jake — need to prepare for our matches. It’s one of the reasons why I wanted to get this out of the way.
SKA: Consuela, I really need to prepare for my match against Jamie. I need to get in the right mindset.
Consuela Rose Ava: I’m aware, SKA, but just give him another minute.
Harlow Reichert: Look, who the cat dragged in.
(At perfect timing, Jake Smith walks in with a box. It’s unclear of what’s in this box, but Jake places it on top of the table, before looking at the rest of the team, who has their eyes on him. Harlow has daggers at the former PURE Champion. Meanwhile, Jake is wondering why everyone’s looking at him.)
Jake Smith: Sorry, I took so long. I was waiting for a package to be delivered, but it will be worth the wait.
Consuela Rose Ava: It’s fine, Jake, but I figured that we just get this meeting thing out of the way.
(Everyone in the group goes silent as the eyes are on the Interwire Champion.)
Consuela Rose Ava: Harlow —
Harlow Reichert: Is this another lecture, Consuela? Have we been through this enough?
Consuela Rose Ava: I’m trying to get everyone on the same page before Territorial Invasion or the other brands are going to kick our ass. With all of the teams announced and formed, I think the one thing that we need to be is on the same page. I understand that we all have our opinions on each other due to history and what not, but I am going to ask once again that you, Harlow, cooperate with Jake and Raven. With Brand Warfare and the craziness within the match, there’s no knowing how this match will go down. If I somehow find myself eliminated and you, Jake and Raven or whoever are still in the match, how am I going to trust that you guys will be on the same page?
Jake Smith: Consuela, first off, can I praise you on making a fantastic decision with selecting me to be part of this match? I mean, the team was looking a bit worrying because of… *holds his left hand up and begins to point with his right, almost hiding the fact that he’s pointing at Harlow Reichert* you know, but I can assure you that you made a fantastic decision with selecting ME to be part of this match. Territorial Invasion is my domain. When my back is against the wall, I find a way to conquer the odds and make an impression.
Harlow Reichert: Did you win Divide and Conquer last year through?
Jake Smith: Beside the point, Harlow, but I can assure you that I’m not looking to hold any grudges going into this match. I like to think that since Under Siege, we’ve both grown and matured.
Harlow Reichert: You’re the reason why my career spiraled down. I went from being booked every week to being lucky to being booked once a month.
Jake Smith: Do you see this resentment? This is what is going to cost Showdown Brand Warfare.
Harlow Reichert: Why am I bothering with being part of this team? I’m never going to be on the same page as anyone.
SKA: Motivation brings unity. We are all motivated by something. Championship gold, fame, fortunate, etc. It’s what brings us together. Regardless of how we feel about one another, the best thing that we can do is be on the exact same page. We can’t succumb to our egos. I get it — we all have egos at times. I’ve been guilty for having an ego in the past, but it’s going to hurt our chances at Territorial Invasion, if we can’t learn to cooperate with one another. The primary focus should be to win the match and outlast Voltage and Dynasty. We need to leave history in the past. It’s something that I’m trying to do with this move to Showdown, but everything that’s happened to you, Harlow? That’s in the past. Your focus should be on proving why you are the best pure wrestler on the roster. It should be on proving that there is going to be no one that stops your rise to becoming the best that this company has ever seen. Consuela believes in you. It’s one of the reasons why she wanted you on this team. You don’t have to care about Jake or Raven. You don’t have to care about brand supremacy or brand loyalty, but fight for yourself out there. It’s what we can do when we believe that we have nothing to fight for.
Consuela Rose Ava: Basically, how I feel about the entire thing. Harlow, you’re an amazing athlete and despite how you feel about this entire situation, it doesn’t change my mind on my opinion towards you.
Raven Roberts: I understand that you’re not keen to be part of this match. I’m not someone who’s keen to be part of this match. If there is anyone who can relate to your resentment towards Ryan Wilson, it’s me. You’re upset about me putting you on the sidelines, but just think about everything that happened afterwards. You became PURE Champion. You were proving to be the best pure wrestler in the world. You have so much going for you. Despite losing at Pain for Pride, there is still a lot that you can offer to people. I’m willing to put any issues aside, but I am asking for you to do the same thing.
Harlow Reichert: Alright, I’ll put any issues aside.
Jake Smith: Even your issues against me? :mjgrin:
Harlow Reichert: Don’t push it, Jake.
Jake Smith: I’ll take that as a ‘yes.’
Consuela Rose Ava: Well, is it safe that we’re on the same page?
Harlow Reichert: We’re on the same page. Let’s keep it there.
Jake Smith: :blessed: In order to celebrate this unity…
(Jake Smith pulls off the tape from the box that was placed on the table.)
Jake Smith: I got everyone a gift. Reach inside and pull it out.
(Each member of the Brand Warfare team pull out a blue shirt, before looking at it.)
Consuela Rose Ava: ‘The Jake Smith Show.’ :skip:
Raven Roberts: In the Showdown font.
Jake Smith: Look in the back.
(The Brand Warfare team looks at the back of the shirt where the statement ‘The Jake Smith Show’ continues ‘with… Consuela, Harlow, Raven and SKA.’)
Harlow Reichert: This is the ugliest shirt that I have ever looked out. It makes me eyes water.
(Harlow Reichert puts her shirt down, not wanting to look at it any longer.)
Consuela Rose Ava: It’s the thought that counts, Jake. Thank you.
(Raven Roberts pulls Consuela Rose Ava closer to whisper.)
Raven Roberts (whispers): Are we being expected to wear these?
Consuela Rose Ava (whispers): I got shirts coming in soon.
(Raven Roberts nods as Consuela Rose Ava looks at everyone.)
Consuela Rose Ava: I suppose, we got everything settled. Thank you for joining me all in this time. :wow:
Gina Romano: The following tag team contest is scheduled for …
Socially Distanced Crowd: One Fall!
( BxMxC by BabyMetal plays over the PA system as Jack Ripley makes his way to the ring, Justin is actually walking side by side with him. )
Gina Romano: Introducing first! At a combined weight of 427 pounds, they are the Straightshooter Jack Ripley and the XTreme Classic Justin Windgate!!!
Gavin Kirkland: They look like a strong team together!
Deadprez: They are also top tier talent of Showdown! They will be tough competition for the pair about to step through the curtain.
( ‘Blockbuster Night Part 1’ by Run the Jewels plays over the PA system as Christian, sided by a few Knights, gracefully makes his way to the ring. Strawberry Steve follows being with his casual strut. )
Gina Romano: Annnnd their opponents! The team of Christian and Strawberry… STEEEEEEEEVE!!!
Gavin Kirkland: Talk abou a mismatch of a team!
Deadprez: Doesn’t matter if they end up working well together!
( Ding! Ding!! Ding!!! )
Eve: Ripley is on the offensive quickly against Steve who suddenly grabs the Soft Style master going for a tight grab and drives him down to the floor with a Belly to Belly suplex right out of the gates! Christian is cussing in the corner about Steve’s reaction time but that doesn’t bother Jack who moves Steve up and delivers a stiff snap suplex followed by a quick series of elbow drops to Steve’s midsection! Jack doesn’t stop there wanting to make this fast-paced compared to the slow methods of the Strawberry man grabbing him by the scruff of the neck and shoving him harshly to a corner and begins to stomp a mud-hole in his midsection much to the cheers of the socially distanced crowd as he riles them up! He goes to his partner for a tag!
Eve: The XTreme Classic goes in moving to Steve propping up to stand as he then throws a few chops to the chest of Steve before going up top standing on the second ropes and throws in a series of 10 strikes which are counted by the crowd!!
Socially Distanced Crowd: One! Two! Three! Four! Five!
Gavin Kirkman: C’Mon Steve You Fucking Slouch!!!!
Socially Distanced Crowd: Six! Seven! Eight! Nine! OOOOOOOOHH!!
Eve: Justin Winds up his fist for the tenth and last shot!
Socially Distanced Crowd: TEN!!
Eve: Justin gets off the ropes backing away from Steve who walks a few steps ahead before of falling down cartoonishly!!
Gavin Kirkland: It’s like the Worms 2 against the floor! Hilarious!
Eve: He goes for a cover!
Gavin Kirkland: Christian quickly breaks the pin with a foot to the back of Windgate’s head!
Christian: Get in the damn game Steve! DAMN!!
Eve: Christian drags Steve in their corner so he can tag him while Justin rolled away holding his head.
Eve: Christian walks with a purpose to Jack throwing a hook at the man who tries to block but then receives a big boot to the face followed by a quick smack to Justin sending him outside of the ring. Irish whip to Ripley who goes into the ropes and dodges the clothesline Christian sent his way but ends up falling down at the end of a stiff shoulder block! Ripley gets up quickly but is clipped by a ripcord lariat throwing him down again with force! He follows with a series of knee drops to the ribs of Jack before hooking the leg and arrogantly put a forearm to Ripley’s face!
Referee: One! Tw-
Eve: Jack kicks out! Justin was nearby about to break the pin but Ripley managed on his own. Wait what is Justin doing he goes across the ring and PERFORMS AN XTREME LANDING ON AN UNSUSPECTING STEVE WHO WAS LOOKING AT HIS SHOES!!! HE GOES HEADFIRST ON THE OUTSIDE UNDER THE WOAH’S OF THE CROWD!! Steve looks to be out cold as Justin is all smiles before taunting Christian by taking an invisible hit at an invisible bong while making his way back to his corner. Christian looks on not believing what he just saw which gives Ripley an opportunity to strike as Christian was looking toward the inert body of his partner outside of the ring.
Eve: Ripley goes to the top ropes waiting for Christian to turn around and he delivers a Knee to the face from the top ropes!! Christian falls hard and actually manages to end up on his knees after he rolled on himself. Jack moves in quickly and throws in a series of kicks to the chest and stomach of Christian while the crowd cheers enjoying this a whole lot! Jack runs to the ropes gaining momentum he called for a running double knee strike BUT CHRISTIAN GETS UP!! JACK RAN RIGHT INTO A SIDEWALK SLAM!! He looks toward his corner, Steve is barely getting up to be able to make a tag which makes the rich man to groan in annoyance before moving onto some more offence on Jack, twisting his arm with an armbar followed to an elbow driven to the face of Jack and wraps a stiff arm around the neck of Ripley as he goes to the corner and finally tags Steve in!
Eve: Steve walks in grabbing Jack by the neck and throws a few soft fists to his head it looks as if he is ribbing him before letting him stand and throws in a series of Deadly chops! The crowd Oooh’s to those and Steve follows with the Deadly punch and the Deadly slap!
Gave Kirkland: I can’t believe this is making the crowd go crazy, this is weak ass shit!
Deadprez: You don’t get the point.
Eve: Strawberry Steve looks at his opponent before looking towards Christian who looks like he wants to be elsewhere right now. The Doctor of Strawbamonics throws a few week chops to the head of his opponent before letting go of him and slowly back down. He throws a soft kick to the shin! Then another! And a third but … doesn’t seem phased or hurt! Jack goes for a kick to the midsection to Steve who actually grabs it and shakes his head negatively ala T-1000 from Terminator 2 BUT JACK WACKS HIM WITH AN ENZIGURI!! Steve goes down but Jack gets him back up, grabs his head goes to the ropes, and RUN’S IT UP! HE RUNS TO THE ROPES AND THE SLICED BREAK NUMBER TWO IS PERFECTLY EXECUTED!! Ripley with the cover!!
Referee: One! Two!!
Gavin Kirkland: How did he kick out of that??
Deadprez: Strawberry Steve is a resilient man you should know this!
( We see Steve slowly backing off and away from Jack with a hand ahead of him. )
Strawberry Steve: TIME OUT, OW… TIME OUT.”
( He is backing away from Jack he is in his own corner now as he raises a hand expecting for Christian to tag his way in. )
Christian: Oh fuck this now! This is below me.
Gavin Kirkland: Wait what is he doing?
Deadprez: He’s leaving the match???
Eve: Looks like he is!! He is making his way to the ramp under the surprised gaze of Steve who gets clocked to the head by a Pele Kick!!!! Steve is dazed before falling to the ground while Christian is walking back towards the entrance area of the stage looking at what happens in the match as Ripley goes for a cover!
Referee: One! Two!
Gavin Kirkland: Steve Kicked Out!!!!!
Deadprez: He is in serious trouble now this match just turned into a handicap match!
Eve: We’re about to find out as we hear Justin yelling about finishing Steve let’s see if Jack will capitalize on this opportunity! He steps back just enough to tap his foot on the ground! He’s calling for it!!
Gavin Kirkland: YOU’LL FLOAT TOO!!!!!
Deadprez: It Connects!!! Steve drops like a tree on the floor!
Eve: Ripley for the cover!!
Gavin Kirkland: Christian still looks on!
Eve: JUSTIN PULLED JACK AWAY FROM STEVE!!! Jack is Stunned as Windgate quickly moves to apply the X-Grip on Steve who quickly ends up tapping out! The official calls for te bell!
( Ding! Ding!! Ding!!! )
( BxMxC by BabyMetal plays over the PA system as the referee raises Jack’s arm in victory. Justin joins him soon after. )
Gina Romano: The winners of this bout as a result of a submission: Justin Windgate and JAAAAACK RIPLEYYYYYYYYY!!!
Deadprez: Great match from two of the members of Team Showdown ahead of Territorial Invasion but what kind of ending was that? Why didn’t Justin allow Jack to take the pin?
Gavin Kirkland: Yeah, that is one thing but also why the fuck did Christian decided to leave like that? Strawberry Steve always fights the way he does. I guess he couldn’t stand that soft shit he pulls every week.
(Commercial promoting the War Games Match at Territorial Invasion.)
(The scene opens to see a lighten up Applebee’s sign. It zooms out to see a limo pulling up. Out steps Ryan Wilson, followed by Lucas Johnson freshly showered, and then the Maidens of Malpractice. Ryan reaches back inside the car and grabs a blazer and throws it on. He has the biggest grin on his face.)
Ryan Wilson: Okay, everybody ready?
Alexis Chambers: MASKS ON!
(Dr. Bethany Blue pulls out Showdown designed facemasks and passes them around. Bethany doesn’t look too happy as Ryan tries to lighten her spirits up.)
Ryan Wilson: Come on Doc cheer up! It’s a free dinner on me–
Dr. Bethany Blue: NOBODY SHOULD FREAKING BE OUT IN PUBLIC! THE WORLD IS IN CRISIS MODE RIGHT NOW! Besides, Applebee’s sucks.
(Alexis hugs Bethany and tries calming her down.)
Alexis Chambers: Shhhh! I don’t like this either, but we gotta do it. Let’s just try to have a good time okay?
(Bethany nods as Ryan leads the group into the restaurant. The place looks run down and old fashioned from in the dining room.The place is empty, not due to COVID, but the fact nobody likes Applebee’s.)
(Ryan and the group look around the nasty place, and then a waitress approaches them. The waitress asks how many, before leading them to a booth.)
(The gang takes a seat, and Bethany’s face turns to a look of disgust when she looks down next to her seat and she has something on her hands.)
Dr. Bethany Blue: EWWWWW!!!! IS THIS STEAK SAUCE?!?! DO THEY NOT CLEAN THESE BOOTHS?!
Alexis Chambers: I KNOW! LOOK! The table is sticky as fuck. Kids are likely spilling their sodas and the employees don’t wipe it down hard enough.
(Alexis grabs a napkin and helps Bethany clean her hands, as Ryan still has a smile on his face trying to keep the energy good. Lucas Johnson is trying to hold his laughter in.)
Ryan Wilson: Ladies, calm down. Let’s keep our spirits up. Man, I can’t believe Ronan actually works in this dump. The drywall is a mess, this table is not clean at all, and what do you know! We have been sitting here for like two minutes and nobody has come to ask us about drinks or taking our order. The place is EMPTY!
Dr. Bethany Blue: Like I said, terrible service.
(3 minutes go by before an attractive young waitress approaches them.)
Alissa: Hello, my name is Alissa, I’ll be taking care of you! Can I start you guys with some drinks?
Ryan Wilson: I got it…all waters with lemon.
(Alissa leaves the table and Alexis was trying to get her attention.)
Alexis Chambers: I was craving a Coke!
Lucas Johnson: Well…too bad honey.
(Alexis pulls back her fist wanting to punch Lucas, but Bethany restrains her. Ryan Wilson is trying to keep the peace.)
Ryan Wilson: HEY! This is supposed to be a good time! We need no animosity going into Territorial Invasion, not over a drink. Are there issues between you guys? I need to know now!
Lucas Johnson: Ask her! She’s the one who attacked me on social media and put my name in her mouth for no reason, over a stupid video game.
Alexis Chambers: I know it’s just a video game and I shouldn’t take any of it seriously, but being ranked below you, RONAN MALOSI, and even Christian, I felt disrespected. I’m sorry but not sorry. I feel everybody just loves to hate Alexis Chambers because it’s the cool thing to do in this company. Also, who actually likes Lucas Johnson anyways?!
Dr. Bethany Blue: Sister, they’re just numbers!
Ryan Wilson: Christian DeMarco deserves that rating and so does Lucas! Christian is gonna shoot up even higher next year when he adds being the Interwire Champion to his resume. Maybe if you had a better attitude and respected authority, you would have gotten a better score. A win at Territorial Invasion will help you do that, and I need all of you guys on the same page. I can see the looks you guys are giving each other, and so next week, Lucas is gonna team with the new Interwire Champion, Christian DeMarco, and they’re gonna take on the Maidens of Malpractice! Alexis, clearly you got problems with your teammates. You guys clearly need to blow off some steam. So you guys do that and when the match is done, I want us all on the same page. You guys got that?
Dr. Bethany Blue: Why am I in the match Mister Wilson?
Ryan WIlson: I can’t put one of my teammates in a two on one situation Doc. You guys need to get it out of your system!
(Alexis shrugs her shoulders as Lucas has a smile on his face. Bethany seems unamused. The waters all come from Alissa before asking if they’re ready to order. Ryan WIlson requests Caesar salad appetizers. Lucas Johnson requests to order the potato skins appetizer as he’s very hungry at the moment.)
Ryan Wilson: And can you bring over four vodka shots please?
Alissa: Yes sir, just give me one moment.
Ryan Wilson: After Territorial Invasion is over with, I promise you guys will get rewarded for helping me rid Ronan and his idea of thinking he can take over my job. I mean, just imagine him as the General Manager! He would likely make Alexis and Bethany fight in a mud pool again when they’re trying to put that part of their careers in the past. He would likely abuse Lucas Johnson and not realize the talent he has with him on the roster. He wouldn’t see the huge value in Christian DeMarco that I do. StarrStan can go fuck himself with those unprofessional comments he keeps making about Christian, like the ones he made before Andrea and Viz’s contract signing. I promise, all four of you are going to be a part of Showdown’s vision….RYAN WILSON’S vision!
Dr. Bethany Blue: Yes sir! That’s why we agreed to team with you, because we know you’re fair and the right man for the job. You’re one of the most trustworthy people I have ever known.
Alexis Chambers: :usure:
(Lucas’ water is already more than halfway gone as he seems to have been very thirty. Ryan looks at him and then nods his head in agreement to what Bethany was saying.)
Lucas Johnson: Yes sir, you saw something in me when you aligned with me wanting to take the PURE title last season. I’m happy to be aligned with you because I owe you so much for believing in me when nobody else did, and that includes offering me the final spot on your team just earlier tonight.
(Alissa walks over with four vodka shots and hands them to all four of them. Ryan asks Alissa to stay there for a second.)
Ryan Wilson: Glasses up! HERE’S TO A BETTER SHOWDOWN….HERE’S TO CELEBRATING CHRISTIAN’S INTERWIRE TITLE VICTORY LATER TONIGHT…HERE’S TO TEAM WILSON!!
(All four of them clink their glasses together.)
Alexis Chambers(under her breath): Yay whatever.
(The four take the shot together, with Bethany giving a loud “WOW!” afterwards while Lucas gives a nasty face.)
Ronan Malosi: Miss Alissa dear, you know Ronan Malosi who works here?
(Alissa begins to slowly laugh before beginning to burst out in laughter. The gang seems amused.)
Alissa: Man…do I have some stories for you!
(The camera backs away from the scene as Alissa is revealing stories and funny details about her own co-worker as the scene ends and pans to ringside.)
(‘Eye Of The Tiger’ by New Found Glory blasts through the speakers as Harlow Reichert struts out onto the entrance ramp with finesse. With confidence, Harlow makes her way down the ramp and rolls into the ring)
Gina Romano: The following match is scheduled for one fall! Introducing first… from Christchurch, New Zealand… weighing in at 137 pounds… MISS NO FUCKS GIVEN….. HARRRRLOWWWWW REICCCHERRTTTT!
Eve: Dripping in confidence as per usual, Thicclow is in the house! She’s been racking wins ever since her return to Showdown and she ain’t looking to slow down
Deadprez: She’s gotta play a big role in the Brand Warfare match, tonight she gets to take on one of the biggest stars on the opposition team – she’s gotta make an impact
(‘Eye Of The Tiger’ fades away as “Ambitionz az a Ridah” by Tupac fills the arena. TLA comes out with his low rider to an ear deafening amount of cheers. He steps out of the vehicle and makes his way down to the ring, swimming in the applause)
(DING! DING! DING!)
Eve: And this one here’s underway… BUT OUTTA NOWHERE, TLA COMES CHARGING AT HARLOW AND LANDS A MASSIVE SHOTGUN DROPKICK, SENDING HARLOW INTO THE CORNER! Harlow hobbles back out the corner and TLA quickly grabs a hold of her and throws her over the top rope. TLA rebounds off the ropes and dives through them…SUICIDE DIVE! TLA TAKES HARLOW OUT!
Deadprez: It ain’t time to slow down for TLA. He pulls Harlow back up to her feet and pushes her into the ring. TLA climbs onto the apron as Harlow stumbles up to her feet. Harlow finally makes it all the way up… AND TLA JUMPS ONTO THE ROPES AND DIVES AT HARLOW… SPRINGBOARD DIVING KNE-
Gavin Kirkland: NAH! Harlow gets out the way and grabs TLA around the waist. TLA fights back though. King Kale strikes Harlow with elbows and elbows to the side of her head… but Harlow lifts him up into the air and slams him back down with a Bridging German Suplex! The referee’s forced to make a count
Deadprez: TLA gets a shoulder up and Harlow lets go! She wastes no time though, shoots back up to her feet and nails TLA with a grueling double foot stomp right into his stomach! Harlow then pulls him up to his feet and irish whips him into the corner. Harlow points at her opponent before dashing at him… CORNER FOREA- NO! TLA gets his legs up and Harlow gets two boots right into her face! TLA catches his breath before seating himself up on the top rope.
Eve: Harlow’s not having that though. She storms back up to her feet and runs up onto the ropes! She unloads on TLA with hammer blows right into his head! Harlow’s rapid here, she keeps going and going with these shots to the head, weakening TLA
Gavin Kirkland: Look at Harlow now! She’s tryna set up a massive Superplex from the top rope! She hooks the arm but TLA is relentless. TLA comes back with body shot after body shot right into the side of Harlow’s body. Harlow responds though, she responds with body shots of her own… but TLA’s too much for her and she shoves her off the top rope! TLA gets out his seated position and stands on his feet, he gets up onto the top rope and stands tall above Harlow. TLA looks down on her with a growing smirk on his face. TLA shrugs his shoulders… AND SOARS THROUGH THE AIR… HE CONNECTS WITH A FROG SPLASH!
Eve: The crowd is pumped up tonight! The few in attendance at the performance centre are going wild for TLA! He rolls back up to his feet and pulls Harlow up with him. TLA gets round the behind of Harlow and nails her with a dropkick into her back, knocking her in between the middle ropes. TLA whirls his arms, he’s signalling for it! TLA runs to the ropes,he rebounds off them and spins on the opposite ropes…. 3….0….5-
Deadprez: NAH, HARLOW GETS OUT THE WAY! TLA spins through the ropes and gets back on the apron and onto his feet. Harlow rushes back up to her feet too and charges at TLA.. but TLA connects with an enziguri, stunning Harlow! TLA JUMPS UP ONTO THE ROPES.. BUT NO! HARLOW GRABS HIM OFF THE ROPES AND GETS HIM ONTO HER SHOULDER
Gavin Kirkland: BUT TLA THINKS FAST! TLA THINKS FAST AND TAKES HER DOWN WITH ELBOWS TO THE SIDE OF HER HEAD, TLA GETS OFF THE SHOULDERS! HE IMMEDIATELY LOOKS FOR A VERTICAL SUPLEX… BUT HARLOW REVERSES IT AND TURNS IT INTO THE FALE’S END! THE KIWI CRUSHER! HARLOW GETS THE COVER
Referee: ONEEEEEE! TWOOO-
Eve: TLA KICKS OUT! Harlow looks down and nods her head. She nods her head and gets up onto her feet. The crowd is on their feet tonight! Harlow brings TLA up to his feet and looks to end it all! HARLOW JUMPS UP FOR THE FLYING KNEE… BUT TLA EVADES THE KNEE! TLA gets out the way .. AND TAKES HARLOW DOWN WITH A CARTEL KICK! TLA’S GOT THE CONTROL NOW! TLA drags Harlow up to her feet! TLA kicks Harlow in the gut, looking for that Mexican Destroyer..
Deadprez: BUT HARLOW THINKS FAST! BEFORE TLA CAN SET IT UP, HARLOW GETS BACK UP AND HITS JERICHO WITH THE FLYING KNEE! IT CONNECTS RIGHT UNDER THE CHIN, TLA GOES CRASHING DOWN! THIS COULD BE IT! HARLOW GETS DOWN AND LOCKS IN THE TWISTER! THE LES MISERABLES COMBINATION HAS COMMENCED
Gavin Kirkland: TLA’S REACHING! TLA’S FIGHTING! HE’S TRYNA WRESTLE HIS WAY OUT OF THIS! HARLOW’S RELENTLESS THOUGH! HARLOW AINT LETTING GO! SHE’S GOT THE TWISTER IN TIGHT! TLA’S LOSING IT! HE’S WAILING HIS HANDS AROUND EVERYWHERE! HE’S TRYNA TAKE HARLOW OUT BY HARLOW IS RESISTING! TLA STRETCHES HIS HANDS OUT TO THE ROPES… BUT IT AINT ENOUGH! TLA FADES AWAY! THE REFEREE RINGS THE BELL!
(DING! DING! DING!)
(‘Eye of the Tiger’ plays as Harlow Reichert lets go of the submission hold.)
Gina Romano: And your winner…. HARLOWWWWW REICHERT!
Eve: WHAT A DAMN MATCH! Harlow’s resilience and relentless paid off and her reward is a massive win!
Deadprez: Showdown’s just picked up a MAJOR win in this Brand Warfare preview. This is bound to give everyone confidence going into Territorial Invasion!
(The scene opens back into the local Jersey Applebee’s, and it’s later in the night as Team Wilson finishes the party platter Ryan ordered for them to share. They all seem a bit tipsy after taking a few shots. Their waitress, Alissa, is still telling them stories about Ronan as they are laughing hysterically.)
Alissa: And then Ronan asks me out when he first started here, and the arrogance he displayed when doing it is what made it even funnier. He goes “Babe, I’m a wrestler for EAW!” I respond back “You didn’t even get drafted did you?! He had nothing to say as his smile disappeared. Then I follow that by going “Didn’t you just get peed on by a dog dude?!” He walked away and avoided talking to me for a bit. The guy is so clumsy too, I can’t keep count of how much food we have wasted because he can’t stop dropping it.
(The group lets out a loud laughter.)
Dr Bethany Blue: Oh my goodness.
Alissa: I rejected him, and then about a month ago, he approached me with this swagger going…”How bout now?! I just won an official contract against Ryan Wilson!” He held his hand out expecting me to take it, and then I go “Is that supposed to impress me or something dude?” and he once again wiped the smile off his face.
(Ryan WIlson’s laughing face turns serious as Alissa just pretty much dogged him. Alissa is unaware as she still reveals embarrassing things about her coworker.)
Ryan WIlson: I’M Ryan Wilson! That’s enough, just give us the check. You ain’t impressed with someone beating me? Well, let’s see how impressed you are with this less than ten percent tip you’re going to get! Run along!
Dr. Bethany Blue: RYAN! THAT WAS COMPLETELY RUDE!!…..But she kinda deserves it. HAH! Oh my gosh, thank you for inviting us Mister Wilson, I feel me and Alexis have really really gotten closer to you and you have brought us closer together! AIN’T THAT RIGHT ALEXIS?! WHAT A NIGHT! WOOO!!!!
(Alexis seems weirded out by Bethany’s behavior. She gives an awkward smile as Bethany is giggling up a storm.)
Alexis Chambers: Doc, are you drunk? You’ve only had a few shots.
Lucas Johnson(as he’s finishing off a chicken wing): She’s fine, just let her be!
Dr. Bethany Blue: YES LUCAS!
(The Doctor and Lucas Johnson high five one another across the table.)
Ryan Wilson: LOOK OVER THERE!
(The group gets up and laughs as they see the Employee Of The Month wall. Ronan Malosi is the Employee of the Month for the months of June and July, but not August.)
Ryan Wilson: Oh my lord, he really does care about this job. He’s won the award two times and he’s only worked here for three months. :skip:
Random Busboy: Yeah, he works like this is his life, like Applebee’s is his main priority, even though he works for the top wrestling company in the world. When he found out he didn’t win the Employee of the Month award for August, the dude was crying in literal tears.
(The team burst out in laughter once more as the busboy carries the dirty dishes through the “Employees Only” door.)
Lucas Johnson: Well no wonder he sucks at wrestling, dude puts all his energy into this shitty ass place.
Dr. Bethany Blue: HEY! LANGUAGE!!!
Lucas Johnson: :krabs: SORRY DOCTOR BLUE! I gotta use the restroom really quick, excuse me.
Ryan Wilson: I’m gonna pay this bill ladies.
Both Alexis and Bethany: K.
Dr. Bethany Blue: Watch this.
(Dr. Bethany Blue in her drunken state takes out her lipstick from her bag and then begins to draw lipstick on the lips of the picture of Ronan Malosi. Alexis can’t help but giggle, as she then pulls a pen out of her back pocket and joins in on the fun.)
Alexis Chambers: Look!
(Alexis Chambers writes a thought bubble over the top of Ronan’s head in the picture, and she makes it say **I’M A SEXIST PANSY ASS BITCH!**)
(Doctor Blue takes the pen from Alexis and crosses off the word “BITCH” and then writes “BEE-ITCH” next to it before handing the pen next to Alexis and then throws herself on Alexis in laughter, with Alexis trying to hold her partner and best friend up. Ryan then goes up to the other picture of Ronan that the Maidens didn’t touch under the July section and then smashes it on the ground and steps on it.)
Dr. Bethany Blue: TAKE THAT YOU SEXIST PIG!!
(The manager of Applebee’s comes out and sees what the three of them are doing, he is very unhappy seeing them destroy property. The manager’s overweight and his name tag reads “Kevin.”)
Kevin The Applebee’s Manager: ALL OF YOU STOP! You are damaging store property. Ronan Malosi is an AMAZING worker and he earned those spots on the wall! I want all of you out NOW! You all are banned from this Applebee’s!
Ryan Wilson: You act like you’re hurting our feelings. I’m pretty sure there was a bug on our platter! Also, I am a hundred percent positive I saw a rat running across the dining room floor! We’re leaving! LUCAS!!!! LET’S GO MAN!!
(Ryan again screams for Lucas inside the bathroom before him and the Maidens Of Malpractice walk to the front door of the restaurant and exit. Alexis is still trying to hold Bethany up from falling.)
Kevin The Applebee’s Manager: DON’T EVER COME BACK!
(Kevin then walks back into the restaurant.)
Alexis Chambers: Alright, let’s get out of here and get Bethany back to the hotel and in her own bed!
Ryan Wilson: Wait….where’s Lucas?!
(The camera and the group turn to see Lucas leaving the front door of the establishment, and out follows him is Alissa the waitress. She giggles at whatever he’s saying and then blushes. She then writes something on a piece of paper and hands it to him. They both go their separate ways as Lucas leaves and Alissa goes back into the restaurant.)
(Lucas walks back to the group with a swagger to him.)
Ryan Wilson: What was that all about?
Lucas Johnson(with a grin): Well, you know that waitress Ronan’s been chasing a while…..I JUST GOT HER NUMBER!
(Lucas flashes the paper before putting it in his pocket. Ryan WIlson has the biggest smile on his face as he pats Lucas on the shoulder. Alexis gives a :notbad: kind of look still holding Bethany.)
Dr. Bethany Blue: OOOHHHHHHH!!!!! WAY TO GO SHARKY!!!
Ryan WIlson: ATTABOY!
(Ryan opens the limousine and Alexis helps Bethany in first, before Ryan follows them inside. Before Lucas slams the door shut, he looks into the camera.)
Lucas Johnson: Eatin ‘Good In The Neighborhood.
(Lucas gives a wink before pulling the limo door shut and the scene fades with the car beginning to drive away from the parking lot.)
(The scene pans back to Gina Romano in the middle of the ring.)
Gina Romano: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN…our next match is scheduled for ONE FALL and is part of the BEAT THE CLOCK CHALLENGE!!! Our previous time for the night, as set by Lethal Consequences at nine-minutes and twenty-three seconds. If Jamie O’Hara can pin his opponent in that time or less, then HE will get to choose the stipulation for their Territorial Invasion Answers World Championship Match!!!
Gina Romano: Introducing first, from Los Angeles, California…weighing in at one-hundred and ninety pounds…HE IS YOUR E-A-W ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPION…JAMIE OOOOOOOOO’HAAAAAARRRRAAAA!!!
(Fans explode as ‘Kashmir’ by Led Zeppelin fills the Performance Center. Jamie steps out of the back, his EAW Answers World Championship title over his shoulder. He lightly cracks his neck, moving his head from side to side before making his way down the ramp)
Eve: This should be an interesting matchup.
Gavin Kirkland: Well I’ve got my money on anyone other than Jamie O’Hara!
Deadprez: I really don’t think that is a smart plan there, Gavin.
Gavin Kirkland: And why is that?
(Jamie gets to the ring, reaching up and using the ropes to pull himself up onto the apron and into the ring. Once inside he walks over to the closest turnbuckle, climbs up onto the second rope and lifts the Answers World Championship into the air)
(Fans pop louder)
Deadprez: That right there is why.
(Jamie hops down off the ropes, removes his leather jacket, and hands both the jacket and title to the referee)
(His music fades out)
Gina Romano: And his opponent…from Rotterdam, Netherlands…weighing in at two-hundred and sixty-nine pounds…HE IS THE ELITE ANSWER…SSSSSKKKKAAAAAAA!!!
(‘The Negative’ by Silent Season replaces the silence in the Center)
(Fans pop, just not as loudly as they did for Jamie)
(SKA walks out of the back and looks out onto the Showdown crowd)
Eve: They sure gave SKA a mountain to climb in his first match on Showdown this season! Can the King of Respecc Style defeat the Ace of Elite Answers Wrestling?
Gavin Kirkland: Yes, yes he can.
Deadprez: Well we are about to find out!
(SKA walks down to the ring, sliding in under the ropes and quickly jumping up to his feet. He walks over and gets a foot or two away from Jamie as his music ends)
Gavin Kirkland: SLAP HIM!!!
(SKA holds out his hand, offering a pre-match handshake. Jamie looks down at it, then back up to SKA before reaching out and shaking SKA’s hand.)
Gavin Kirkland: Fine…SNEAK ATTACK!!!
(SKA and Jamie let go of each other’s hands and take a few steps back, away from each other.)
Eve: Shut up, Gavin. Nobody cares what you would have done in your own little imagination.
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
(A clock appears on the screen that says ‘9:23’ and begins to tick down)
Deadprez: And here we go folks. SKA and Jamie are slowly walking around the ring, before locking up in the middle. SKA quickly makes use of his size advantage and spins Jamie around, grabbing him in a headlock. SKA uses his weight, pushing down on Jamie O’Hara, driving the Answers World Champion down to one knee.
Eve: But Jamie begins to retaliate! An elbow to the abdomen causes SKA to loosen the grip. And ANOTHER causes him to let go! Jamie back up on to both feet! He grabs SKA…whips him towards the ropes. SKA comes flying back…BUT JAMIE JUMPS OVER HIM!!! DID YOU SEE THAT HEIGHT?!?!
Gavin Kirkland: SKA bounces off of the other side, comes flying back towards Jamie…but Jamie bounces off the ropes opposite of SKA. They both charge at each other…but SKA hops and Jamie rolls. SKA lands on his feet and turns around to go after Jamie…
(Fans pop loudly)
Eve: JAMIE WAS UP TO HIS FEET AND CAUGHT SKA WITH A SUPERKICK TO THE JAW!!! SKA stumbles back…
Eve: …and James charges forward, JOHN WOO DROPKICK AND SKA GOES FLYING INTO THE CORNER!!! Jamie back to his feet and charges SKA, jumping and PLOWS into SKA with that jumping high knee! Jamie backs away as SKA stumbles forward and falls to the mat. Jamie drops down and hooks his leg.
Ref (Off mic): OOOOOOONNNNNEEEEE!
Gavin Kirkland: Kickout by SKA! Jamie wastes no time though, reaching down and helping the Norde up to his feet. Jamie scoops him up and SLAMS him back down onto the mat. He rolls SKA over…wait…what is he doing?
Deadprez: Jamie O’Hara runs over and climbs up the closest turnbuckle. He turns and looks down at the face down SKA…HE JUMPS…GENKI CAN-
Gavin Kirkland: SKA MOVED AND JAMIE LANDS ON HIS OWN HEELS!!! SKA is slowly back up to his feet and Jamie charges…CLOTHESL- NO! SKA DUCKED UNDERNEATH AND GRABBED JAMIE…LIFTING HIM UP INTO A RACK! SKA tosses him up into the air, dropping down to the ground onto his back…KNEES UP AND JAMIE JUST LANDED BACK FIRST! FINNISH BACKBREAKER!!! SKA maneuvers himself over to Jamie for, putting all his weight onto the Champ.
Eve: And Jamie with the last second kickout! Jamie looks like he is in pain, grabbing at his back after that move.
Deadprez: Well his time to beat is now down to just a hair more than seven minutes. He better start finding a way to put SKA down for good. SKA up to his feet, grabbing Jamie and lifting him up as well. SKA showing a HUGE amount of strength, lifting Jamie up back first across his shoulders. Oh wait…oh no…is he going for it?
Gavin Kirkland: OH BOY…I THINK HE IS!!!
Deadprez PROJECT RES- NO! JAMIE SLIPPED OFF OF THE HOLD SKA HAD HIM IN! SKA turns around…KICK to the knees, causes the big man to drop to one knee. Jamie with a quick kick to the shoulder, causes SKA to lean forward a little. Jamie runs back and bounces off the ropes. He comes flying back…RUNNING BASEMENT DROPKICK TO THE FACE OF SKA AND THE BIG MAN CRUMBLES ONTO HIS BACK!!!
Eve: Jamie with the co- NO! The ref is calling it off because SKA’s right leg is under the rope! Jamie quickly jumps to his feet, grabs the limp arms of SKA and pulls him towards the middle of the ring. After a few feet, Jamie lets go and looks down at the injured SKA. HE’S GOING FOR IT AGAIN!!! Jamie runs up to the closest turnbuckle…climbs up it and turns around. He jumps…GENKI CANNON!!! NO!!! SKA MOVES AGAIN, BUT JAMIE WAS READY!!! Jamie lands squarely on his feet as SKA is up to his knees. Jamie charges…PENALTY KICK!!! SKA’S CHEST IN RED WITH THE IMPRINT OF THE TOP OF JAMIE’S BOOT!
Deadprez: Jamie looks up at the clock on the video board, then turns and drops down onto SKA.
Gavin Kirkland: Kickout! It’s going to take more than some wimpy soccer kick to keep SKA down!
Eve: Jamie sits up and looks at SKA, rubbing the sweat off his own face. Jamie slowly up to his feet, steps up to SKA who is still flat on his back. AND HE JUST LANDED A HARD BOOT INTO SKA’S RIBS!!! And another…AND ANOTHER!!!
Deadprez: Jamie turns and looks at the time again.
Deadprez: He turns back around…AND SKA IS UP AND STANDING RIGHT IN FRONT OF HIM!!! Jamie pulls back and ROCKS SKA’s jaw with a right hook…but SKA slowly turns his head back towards Jamie! O”Hara pulls back…ANOTHER RIGHT HOOK BUT SKA BLOCKED IT!!! AND HE ANSWERS WITH HIS OWN RIGHT HOOK!!! And a left…and a right…and a left. He has the Champion on his heels, up against the ropes…
Gavin Kirkland: AND A LEFT HOOK SENDS JAMIE OVER THE TOP ROPE TO THE OUTSIDE!!! JAMIE IS LAYING FACE DOWN ON THE OUTSIDE MAT!
Ref (Off mic): ONE!!
SKA (Off mic): No…don’t count him out. I’ll go get him. I don’t want a cheap win.
Eve: SKA slides under the ropes and pulls Jamie to his feet. He slides O’Hara onto the apron, then back into the ring. As he climbs up to the apron himself, he stops and looks at the timer.
Eve: SKA showing some true respect for his adversary tonight as he steps back into the ring with the downed Champ. SKA walks over and pulls the dazed Jamie to his feet. MES-CUTT AND THE CHAMP IS DOWN AGAIN!!! SKA rolls over him for the pin attempt…
Gavin Kirkland: Jamie with a HARD kickout. SKA sits up and smiles as he sees Jamie roll over onto his stomach.
Deadprez: SKA back up to his feet, helps Jamie up to his own. He whips the champ into the corner…and Jamie slams HARD! Jamie stumbles, turning around…AND SKA OUT OF NOWHERE WITH THE IED, CORNER DROPKICK!!! Jamie stumbles forward and falls face first onto the mat. SKA grabs the ropes, slingshots himself up onto the second rope…SPRINGBOARD MOONSAULT ONTO THE CHAMP!!! SKA GOES FOR THE COVER!!!
Eve: AND JAMIE WITH THE QUICK KICKOUT!!! The Champ suddenly looks fired up as SKA moves off of him and he FLIPS UP ONTO HIS FEET. SKA barely gets time to get up on his own, BEFORE JAMIE UNLOADS ON HIM WITH A SPINNING BACKHAND!!! SKA wobbles backwards against the ropes. Jamie steps up and smacks him with a HUGE chop to the chest! And ANOTHER!!! The welts are forming on SKA’s chest as Jamie takes a few steps back. SKA stumbles forward feeling at his red chest…
Eve: Jamie runs over and climbs to the top turnbuckle. He turns…AND JUMPS AT SKA…SLINGBLADE AND SKA IS DOWN!!! Jamie goes for the pin.
Deadprez: And SKA with the kickout. Both men look a little winded, but with the clock down to under four minutes, Jamie better hurry up.
Gavin Kirkland: WHO LET HIM IN HERE???
(Lethal Consequences steps out of the back and stands at the top of the entrance ramp. The crowd begins to boo him)
Eve: Jamie isn’t paying any attention as he knows he is in a time crunch. He picks SKA up…but SKA retaliates with a HARD european uppercut. Jamie stumbles back slightly…and SKA goes for the kick to the gut…BUT JAMIE GRABS HIS LEG!!! DRAGON SCREW LEG WHIP AND BOTH MEN ARE ON THE GROUND AGAIN!!! Jamie is crawling over onto SKA…it looks like he…IS TRYING TO LOCK IN THE SOUTHERN CRUCIFIXION!!! BUT SKA IS FIGHTING IT SOMETHING FIERCE!!!
Gavin Kirkland: Well while those two are playing footsies…Lethal Consequences is slowly making his way down to the ring. He stops and looks at the timer, laughing and clapping when he notices there isn’t much time left.
Deadprez: SKA manages to break free and get up to his own two feet. Jamie quickly follows behind him. Jamie whips SKA to the ropes…AND HE STILL DOESN’T”T SEE LETHAL CONSEQUENCES!!! SKA flies back and stops in front of Jamie…JAWBREAKER!!! SKA GOES FOR THE PIN!!!
Deadprez: Jamie pushes up to break the pin count!
Gavin Kirkland: Lethal walks around the ring and is now standing right in front of us. This way he can watch the match and has a good view of the timer from here.
Eve: Jamie up before SKA could get to both knees. Jamie with a HUGE kick to the ribs of SKA. He steps back…AND DELIVERS A PENALTY KICK ONTO SKA’S RIBS!!! He looks up at the timer and then back down at SKA. Jamie reaches down and pulls him to the middle of the ring, turning to walk away…BUT SKA GRABS HIS LEG AND TRIPS HIM, CAUSING HIM TO CRASH DOWN ONTO THE MAT! SKA scurries over… and grabs Jamie’s arm. HE’S GOT THE CHAMP INTO A ARMBAR!!!
Deadprez: O’Hara looks to be in pain as SKA is trying to grab that second arm to put him in a scissored armbar! SKA…LETS GO OF THE ARM AND JAMIE IS QUICK TO JUMP UP. He grabs the rising SKA by the head, pulling him to his feet. He whips him into the corner…SKA SLAMS CHEST FIRST INTO THE CORNER. He steps back…turns around…TIGER KNEE BY JAMIE O’HARA!!! SKA STUMBLES BACK INTO THE CORNER!!! Jamie charges forward and UNLEASHES SOME MACHINE GUN BACKHAND CHOPS!!!
Gavin Kirkland: Jamie steps back…letting SKA lean forward…SUPERKICK!!! SKA JUST CRUMPLED DOWN ONTO THE MAT!!! Jamie O’Hara grabs the legs of the King of Respecc Style and pulls him into the middle of the ring. He looks up at the time, seeing the time is below two minutes.
Crowd (Off mic): LET’S-GO-JA-MIE!!! *CLAP, CLAP, CLAP-CLAP-CLAP*
Deadprez: Jamie is breathing hard, looking out onto the crowd…now over to us…AND HE NOTICES LETHAL CONSEQUENCES FINALLY!!! JAMIE OVER TO THE ROPES, YELLING AT HIM!!!
Eve: Lethal Consequences is laughing at Jamie’s tirade as he slowly walks over to the stairs…then slowly up onto the apron, taking his sweet time.
Lethal Consequences (Off mic): What’s the matter, Jamie? Can’t beat my time? Can’t end this former Voltage punk? Does the champ not have it in him anymore?
Jamie O’Hara (Off mic): Get in this ring right now and we can find out!
Lethal Consequences (Off mic): And let you win your match by default? Fuck that! I want that stipulation in MY pocket. I don’t need to give the soon-to-be ex-Champion ANY advantages!
Jamie O’Hara (Off mic): So you’re scared of me, then?
Lethal Consequences (Off mic): Nope, I’m just being smarter than you.
Gavin Kirkland: That time is ticking down quickly, Jamie better hurry up if he has a chance at this.
Jamie O’Hara (Off mic): Being smart by coming down to the ring for me to whoop your ass right here?
Lethal Consequences: Nope. Being smarter to distract you while your clock ticks down…and your opponent gets to his senses.
Eve: SKA OUT OF NOWHERE, GRABS JAMIE AND PULLS HIM DOWN ONTO THE MAT FOR THE ROLL-UP PIN!!!
Deadprez: NO!!! JAMIE WITH THE KICKOUT AND HE QUICKLY MOVES AWAY FROM THE KNEELING SKA AND JUMPS TO HIS FEET.
Deadprez: IN EXCELSIS!!! IN EXCELSIS TO THE JAW OF SKA!!! JAMIE DROPS DOWN FOR THE COVER…
(A loud horn blows through the Performance Center as the timer on the board is down to zero)
Gavin Kirkland: LETHAL CONSEQUENCES HOPS OFF THE APRON LAUGHING!!! JAMIE FAILED TO BEAT HIS TIME!!!
Gina Romano: Ladies and gentlemen! Due to this being a Beat the Clock challenge and the time has expired, this match has been ruled a NO CONTEST!!!
(Lethal Consequences is smiling as Jamie O’Hara is clearly frustrated that he would let someone like LC throw him off his game completely. Perhaps, Jamie felt a little confident that SKA was done for, but it seemed to cost him the match. Meanwhile, SKA is able to say that the Answers World Champion had a difficult time with putting him down.)
Eve: This means that Lethal Consequences won the ‘Beat the Clock Challenge’ and will pick the stipulation for his match against Jamie at Territorial Invasion!
Deadprez: Giving LC that kind of power isn’t going to give Jamie any favors!
(The camera pans to Ronan Malosi doing some stretches before his Interwire Championship match. Clearly, it seems like Ronan is focused and there is nothing that can block his vision going leaving the match as champion. It would be a wonderful thing for his career and it would almost complete his story of being a free agent to champion to eventually, being General Manager.)
???: He said no.
(James Ranger and Jon Kelton approach Ronan Malosi backstage. Jon has his fancy 24/7 metal clipboard in his position. The two members of Team Malosi almost look at Ronan with disappointment.)
Ronan Malosi: *places his hands on his hips* This recruiting was going to be more difficult than anticipated.
(James Ranger and Jon Kelton nod their heads in agreement.)
Jon Kelton: I told you that getting The Woogieman was going to be hard.
James Ranger: The Woogieman drives a hard bargain, but we can’t afford him, Ronan.
Ronan Malosi: Fuck that guy. We don’t need him. He would only drag the team down. In fact, I think the team looks fantastic without The Woogieman! We got one of the hottest rising stars in James Ranger —
James Ranger: I’ve been here before. :lupe:
Ronan Malosi: We got one of the hottest old heads in Jon Kelton —
Jon Kelton: I’m not that old. :skip:
Ronan Malosi: As much as we don’t see eye-to-eye, gentlemen. You are part of MY vision for the Showdown brand.
Jon Kelton: What’s that vision?
Ronan Malosi: Young. I like them young.
Jon & James: :dame:
Jon Kelton: You saying some suspicious things, Ronan.
Ronan Malosi: I didn’t mean it like that. :whoa: I meant, that I am really fond of the younger generation.
Jon & James: :dame:
Ronan Malosi: Not like that. :whoa: I mean, that the youngsters are the future. I’m going to be pushing thirty in December, so you can’t always rely on me to carry the Showdown brand on my back like I’ve been doing since I’ve arrived on the scene. We gonna need people like you to help carry Showdown on your backs. If only people got in board with my vision.
James Ranger: Ronan, you heard Ryan Wilson’s warning last week. Anyone who considers aligning with you is almost like aligning with a traitor. It would be a gamble with aligning with you and lose at the end.
Ronan Malosi: We’re not going to lose, James.
Jon Kelton: We better fucking not. You promised me a Hardcore Match against you.
Ronan Malosi: I did. :krabs:
James Ranger: Word on the street is that Team Wilson is completed and we still got two empty spots within our team. Territorial Invasion is in about three weeks. We need to get things moving.
Ronan Malosi: This is so hard. :noah: How come no one wants to team with me, man? 🥺
Jon Kelton: We ain’t gonna see a grown ass man cry. I don’t wanna be here.
???: This is pathetic.
(Ronan Malosi, Jon Kelton and James Ranger turn to face…Maxwell. The same man who hasn’t been seen since Midsummer Massacre. Maxwell is wearing a nice designer suit, but the one thing that people can’t seem to take their eyes off is the protective mask. He looks at the three men who were having a conversation.)
Jon Kelton: Dude, what the fuck happened to your face?
Maxwell: We’re not here to talk about myself, but I couldn’t help, but hearing your dilemma, gentlemen and I want in.
(The three members of Team Malosi look at each other.)
Jon Kelton: What’s the catch?
Maxwell: Let me establish something, I don’t care about this little issue between Ronan Malosi and Ryan Wilson. I think that Ryan Wilson made the greatest mistake of his life by giving his last spot to Lucas Johnson, the same man who took me out at Midsummer Massacre. One of the reasons why I am wearing this protective mask. I really don’t care about who wins between Team Ronan and Team Malosi, I just want to beat the shit out of Lucas Johnson. If that means aligning with the three of you, I am going to do that. You can’t afford to hear anyone else rejecting your offer to align with you, so what is it going to be?
Ronan Malosi: You’re in.
(Maxwell nods, loving the answer to that.)
Maxwell: Smart choice, Ronan. Perhaps, you aren’t so hopeless at all.
(Maxwell turns on his heels and walks away, leaving the three other members of Team Malosi by themselves.)
James Ranger: What the fuck is with that face mask? :skip:
Ronan Malosi: Hot take: I like the mask. It gives him a unique look.
Jon & James: :skip:
(Final commercial promoting the Team Ronan versus Team Malosi match at Territorial Invasion.)
( “Popular Monster” by Falling In Reverse hits through the speakers to an ear-deafening reaction from the socially-distant crowd. Caliban jerks the certain and arrives onto the entranceway. He scans the atmosphere with a smirk on his face and begins stomping down the ramp with conviction. )
Gina Romano: INTRODUCING FIRST! From Apple Valley, Minnesota, weighing in at 226 pounds… HE IS “THE RECKONING”, CHRISTIANI DEMARCO
Eve: Christian DeMarco, also known as Caliban made it point several times this week that he will do anything he can to make sure that he walks out of tonight’s main event with a championship to his name. He seems more ambitious and ruthless than ever, but his two opponents tonight are not going to be easy to go through, and he knows that he’s going to go through hell and high water tonight.
( While DeMarco prepares himself in his designated corner, the instrumental of “A Day To Remember” by 2nd Sucks echoes throughout the performance center. Ronan Malosi walks onto the entranceway by an eruption of boos. With a smile, he dismisses the audience’s displeasure and calmly moseys down the aisle. )
Gina Romano: AND HIS OPPONENTS! FIRST! From Cape Town, South Africa, weighing at 280 pounds…”THE HOT TAKE KING”, RRRRRRRRROOOOOOONNNANNNNN MALOOOOOOOOOOSIIIIIIIIIIIII!!!!!!!
Deadprez: We are near the two-week mark separated from Territorial Invasion, and I know Ronan Malosi is willing, ready, and able for his T.I match, but imagine Ronan Malosi leading Team Malosi into battle as the EAW Intewire Champion. That would surely give him an abundance of momentum and trust heading into team warfare, and we all know Ronan Malosi is going to try and make the best out of this opportunity.
( Ronan Malosi and Christian DeMarco begin to exchange words in the middle of the ring before “We Appreciate Power” by Grimes blasts through the speaker. Consuela Rose Ava proudly makes her presence known on the stage with the EAW Intewire Championship on her shoulder. She stares a laser into Malosi’s and Caliban’s eyes while striding down the entranceway. )
Gina Romano: AND from Frias, Spain, weighing in at 120 pounds… SHE IS THE EAW INTERWIRE CHAMPION…. “THE PERFECTIONIST”, CONNNNNNNNNNSUELLLLLLLLLLLLLAAAA ROOOOOOOSEEEEE AVVVVVVVVAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!
Deadprez: Consuela Rose Ava’s EAW Interwire Championship reign takes a pit stop toni-
Gavin Kirkland: Is it just me… Or I just feel like something is really hard right now….
( DING! DING! DING! )
Deadprez: This match is underway AS DEMARCO IMMEDIATELY DARTS INTO MALOSI WITH A JUMPING FOREARM SMASH!!! DEMARCO UNLOADING STRIKE AFTER STRIKE ONTO “THE HOT TAKE KING” HERE AS CONSUELA ROSE AVA STAYS IN HER DESIGNATED CORNER! She is just watching the madness unfolding in front of her eyes as DeMarco continues to pepper Malosi with jabs and punches. MALOSI CLAWS HIS HEAD AND THRUSTS HIM TWO-HALVES ACROSS THE CANVAS!
Eve: CONSUELA RUSHES OUT FROM HER CORNER AND SEIZES THE OPPORTUNITY!! SHOTGUN DROPKICK ONTO MALOSI!! NO!! CONSUELA FAILS TO LAND IT AS HE CAUGHT HER IN MID AIR!! “THE HOT TAKE KING” AS HER DANGLING UPSIDE DOWN FROM HER SHOULDERS AS HE NOW HOISTS HER UP!! BUT CONSUELA TUMBLES OVER HIS SHOULDERS AND ROLLS HIM UP INTO A JACKKNIFE!!
Gavin Kirkland: Ronan Malosi is a lucky man!
Deadprez: RONAN THRUSTS CONSUELA AWAY AND THAT SENDS HER INTO THE TALONS OF CHRISTIAN DEMARCO!! DEMARCO GRABS HER TIGHTS AND TOSSES HER THROUGH THE ROPES!! The champion splatters onto the ringside floor courtesy of Caliban as he now turns around and charges into Malosi! MALOSI INTERCEPTS AND LIFTS HIM UP FOR A CHOKESLAM!!d
Eve: BUT CALIBAN GETS AN ARM TRIANGLE LOCKED IN!! HE GOT IT CINCHED IN IN MID AIR!!! Ronan Malosi is in a precarious position as he uses his strength to hoist him up and over the top rope! AND DEMARCO USES THE ROPE FOR FURTHER DAMAGE!! RONAN MALOSI SCREAMING IN AGONY BEFORE HE USES HIS FOOT AND KICKS IT BACK!! AND HE DRIVES IT AGAINST THE BACK OF DEMARCO’S HEAD!
Deadprez: DeMarco drops onto the floor as Malosi quickly recovers from the arm triangle. Ava slides back into the ring and runs towards Ronan from behind! RONAN TURNS AROUND AT THE LAST SECOND AND CLOCKS AVA WITH A HUGE HAYMAKER!! AVA TUMBLES INTO THE CORNER TURNBUCKLES AS RONAN JUST KNOCKED THE SHIT OUTTA HER! !
Gavin Kirkland: NO!!! NOT HER BEAUTIFUL JAW!!
Eve: BUT LOOK!! RONAN MALOSI IS LOOKING TO GO AIRBORNE HERE AS HE SEES CHRISTIAN DEMARCO ON THE OUTSIDE AND BEGINS TO BE QUICK ON HIS FEET!! “THE HOT TAKE KING” ABOUT TO TAKE FLIGHT HERE!! HE SHOOTS THROUGH THE ROPES!! BUT CHRISTIAN DEMARCO COMES OUT OF NOWHERE AND INTERCEPTS ON THE APRON WITH A KICK TO THE FACE!! MALOSI IS HUNG FACE-DOWN ONTO THE MIDDLE ROPE HERE AS DEMARCO MAY HAVE SAVED HIMSELF FROM BEING TURNED INTO FLAT STANLEY!!
Deadprez: DeMarco definitely saved himself from being entangled in a catastrophic flattening as he takes a couple of breathers before he removes himself from our announcer’s desk! TOPE CONSUELA HILO!!!! DEMARCO GETS FLATTENED BY CONSUELA ROSE AVA!! THE CHAMPION WITH AN AERIAL ASSAULT OVER RONAN MALOSI FROM OUT OF THIN AIR AS SHE NOW BRINGS HIM BACK INTO THE RING!!
Eve: ROPE-ASSISTED ENZIGURI ONTO THE DOME OF RONAN MALOSI AS SHE NOW SLINGS HERSELF UP ONTO THE TOP ROPE!! AND SPRINGBOARDS OVER ONTO HER COMPETITION!! WITH A SENSATIONAL MISSILE DROPKICK!! BOTH MALOSI AND DEMARCO GET GROUNDED INTO OPPOSITE CORNERS!!
Deadprez: Consuela Rose Ava brandishes a smirk on her face as she looks to see that both of her challengers are in perfect position for a raid of strikes! CONSUELA CHARGES INTO RONAN AND SMASHES HIM INTO THE CORNER WITH A DROPKICK!!! SHE IMMEDIATELY GETS BACK UP TO HER FEET AND DOES THE SAME TO DEMARCO!! SHE GETS UP AND CONNECTS WITH A SECOND ONE TO MALOSI!! AND ANOTHER ONE TO DEMARCO!!!! CONSUELA IS EN FUEGO AS SHE GOES FOR A THIRD!!!
Eve: DEMARCO SIDESTEPS CONSUELA’S DROPKICK AS HE CHARGES INTO RONAN!! RONAN COMES IN AT THE SAME TIME, BUT DEMARCO ROCKS HIS JAW WITH A JUMPING KNEE STRIKE!! DEMARCO SHATTERS HIS JAW AS HE TURNS AROUND AND RECEIVES THE SAME FATE!! CONSUELA WITH A LEAPING KNEE STRIKE OF HER OWN AS SHE REELS INTO THE CORNER!!
Deadprez: SHE SPRINTS TOWARDS DEMARCO!! DEMARCO SIDESTEPS OUT OF THE WAY AND SHE ENDS UP INTO RONAN INSTEAD!! RONAN LIFTS HER UP IN THE CORNER, OVER THE TOP ROPE AND SHE LANDS FACE-FIRST ONTO THE APRON!! OUCH!!!
Eve: It’s only Malosi and DeMarco standing in the ring now. DEMARCO WITH A WELL-PLACED YAKUZA KICK ON THE BUTTON!! MALOSI IS STAGGERING AS DEMARCO NOW COMES OFF THE ROPES AND SOARS HIGH INTO THE AIR!!! MALOSI, HOWEVER WITH HIS TIMING, CATCHES DEMARCO IN MID-AIR AND HOISTS HIM UP INTO THE SKIES!!
Deadprez: BUT DEMARCO GRABS HIS HEAD IN MID-AIR AND COUNTERS IT INTO A GUILLOTINE!! A GUILLOTINE IS LOCKED IN AS DEMARCO IS TRYING TO WIN BY SUBMISSION HERE IN THE CENTER OF THE RING!! NO WAY MALOSI IS GOING TO GIVE IN THIS SOON INTO THE MATCH!! Christian DeMarco has been extremely imperative in his words the past week and he has brought the fight thus far out of the gate in this match, but making the bigger man submit will be a HUMONGOUS victory for Team Wilson!
Eve: MALOSI IS DOWN ONTO ONE KNEE!! “THE HOT TAKE KING” IS FADING AND LOSING LIFE AS WE MAY BE ON THE CUSP OF SEEING THAT RESULT, DEADPREZ!!! BUT MALOSI GETS UP ONTO HIS TWO FEET AND BEGINS WALKING BACKWARDS!! HE IS APPROACHING VERY CLOSE TO THE ROPES AS CONSUELA ROSE AVA BRINGS HERSELF ONTO THE APRON!!
Deadprez: AVA USES THE ROPES TO CATAPULT OVER!! AND GRABS DEMARCO’S HEAD AND PLANTS HIM WITH A BLOCKBUSTER NECKBREAKER!! THIS BREAKS UP THE GUILLOTINE HOLD AS RONAN MALOSI ROLLS BENEATH THE BOTTOM ROPE AND RECUPERATES DOWN ON RINGSIDE!
Gavin Kirkland: What a tremendous intervention by the EAW Intewire Champion. That maneuver was just as impressive as her OnlyFans stuff, if not, better!
Deadprez: Consuela Rose Ava doesn’t have an OnlyFans.
Gavin Kirkland: Yes she does? What do you think I am paying my hard earned money for?
Eve: Consuela Rose Ava continues her offense here as she grabs a hold of DeMarco and begins to hammer him with roundhouse kicks to the chest! He now irish whips him into the opposite corner! Caliban goes into the corner AND AVA COMES FROM BEHIND!! AVA EATS A YAKUZA KICK TO THE MOUTH!!
Deadprez: THAT ROCKED HER AS DEMARCO NOW SITUATES HIMSELF ON THE TOP TURNBUCKLE!! SOARS OFF AND GRABS CONSUELA’S HEAD TO SPIN AROUND!! TORNADO DDT!! NO!!! AVA DROPS HIM ONTO HIS KNEE!! HE COUNTERS IT INTO A BACKBREAKER AS SHE NOW IMMEDIATELY HOISTS HIM UP INTO THE AIR WITH HIS TIGHTS!! AND DRILLS HIM INTO THE CANVAS WITH A SNAP BRAINBUSTER!! BOTH LEGS ARE HOOKED!!
Eve: KICK-OUT!!! Consuela now begins to ascend the turnbuckles! Ava going for a high-risk maneuver, probably a top-rope moonsault onto DeMarco! BUT CALIBAN RETURNS TO HIS FEET AND DRILLS THE BACK OF HER LEGS WITH A SUPERKICK!! HE THEN PROCEEDS TO HOOK HER HEAD AND BEAR HER ONTO HER BACK!! HE HAS HER IN AN ARGENTINE BACKBREAKER RACK AS HE NOW SPINS HER AROUND!!
Deadprez: CHRISTIAN DEMARCO SWINGS HER AROUND INTO A BLUE THUNDER BOMB!! BUT CONSUELA COUNTERS IT WITH A HURRICANRANA!! CONSUELA WITH A SENSATIONAL HURRICANRANA COUNTER THAT SENT DEMARCO REELING INTO THE OPPOSITE CORNER OF THE RING!!
Eve: THIS PRESENTS THE WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY FOR CONSUELA TO END IT!! CONSUELA GETS BACK UP TO HER FEET AND USES THE TURNBUCKLES AS MOMENTUM BEFORE SHE SPRINTS TOWARDS DEMARCO!!! THE KNEE OF DEATH!!! NO!!! MALOSI TURNS HER INSIDE OUT WITH A DEVASTATING LARIAT!! WHAT A LARIAT!!
Deadprez: DEMARCO COMES RUNNING IN OUT OF HIS CORNER!!! RONAN MALOSI GRABS DEMARCO AND THROWS HIM HIGH UP INTO THE AIR!! AND PLANTS HIM WITH A POP-UP POWERBOMB WITH A STANDING PIN!!! RONAN IMMEDIATELY ROLLS HIM OVER ONTO HIS FEET BEFORE THE OFFICIAL COULD COUNT… CALIBAN REBOUNDS OFF THE ROPES!!
Eve: AND MALOSI SPINS HIM INTO THE “HOT TAKE HELLFIRE” THE SPINNING BACK SUPLEX CONNECTS AS HE GOES FOR THE COVER!!! THIS COULD BE IT!!
Gavin Kirkland: SHE BREAKS IT UP!! YAAAASSS QUEEN, SLAY!!!!!
Eve: Consuela Rose Ava manages to intervene on the count that could’ve ended her championship reign! She saved her reign right there and then, but it may be the ending for her. Ronan grabs her by the wrist, pulls her up to her feet and BRINGS HER IN!!! SHE GRABS HER FOR THE REVERSE STO!! “DEATH-RO”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Deadprez: NO!! AVA SWINGS BACKWARDS ONTO HER FEET AND REELS INTO THE CORNER!!! SHE STOPS HIM IN HIS TRACKS WITH A BIG BOOT KICK TO THE JAW BEFORE SITUATING HERSELF ON THE TOP TURNBUCKLE!! AND SETTING OFF FOR A MISSILE DROPKICK!!
Eve: RONAN GRABS HER FOOT AND PUTS HER IN THE ANKLE LOCK!! THE ANKLE LOCK IS CINCHED IN BY “THE HOT TAKE KING” AS CONSUELA IS TRAPPED IN THE CENTER OF THE RING!! BUT CONSUELA TWISTS HER BODY AND SENDS RONAN FLYING ONTO HIS BACK!
Deadprez: CONSUELA GETS UP AND CLOCKS MALOSI WITH A STEP-UP ENZIGURI KICK!! WHAT AN ENZIGURI KICK AS DEMARCO COMES FROM BEHIND AND PUTS HER IN A SLEEPER HOLD!! A STANDING SLEEPER HOLD AS NO ONE IS GIVING CONSUELA A REST!! CONSUELA LEANS DOWN AND THROWS DEMARCO’S OVER HER SHOULDERS!!
Eve: RONAN CHARGES IN!! “SLEEPING PILL”!!!! CONSUELA DUCKS THE SLEEPING PILL BIG BOOT AND SOARS UP ONTO THE BACK OF MALOSI’S SHOULDERS!! WHAT IS THIS!!! INVERTED FRANKENSTEINER!! BUT MALOSI USES HIS ECLIPSING STRENGTH TO HOLD ONTO CONSUELA!!
Deadprez: RONAN MALOSI AVOIDING A HUGE DISASTER RIGHT TH- DEMARCO NAILS HIM WITH A FLUSH SUPERKICK!! AND IT SOFTENS MALOSI UP AND ALLOWS FOR CONSUELA TO SWING BACKWARD….. AND CRUSH “THE HOT TAKE KING” WITH AN INVERTED FRANKENSTEINER!!! MY GOD!! THAT COULD BE IT!!
Eve: DEMARCO DRILLS CONSUELA WITH A SUPERKICK THE SECOND SHE GOT UP!! CONSUELA IS DOWN AS DEMARCO STEPS THROUGH THE ROPES AND CLIMBS THE TURNBUCKLES!! THIS IS IT!! CONSUELA IS IN THE LANDING ZONE!! ONCE CALIBAN CONNECTS WITH THE SHOOTING STAR PRESS, WE WILL CROWN A NEW INTERWIRE CHAMPION!!!!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: NO!!! ROLL OUT OF THE WAY!!!
Deadprez: CONSUELA KIPS-UP TO HER FEET!! TALK ABOUT A RESURRECTION HERE AS SHE SHOOTS UP ONTO THE TOP TURNBUCKLE… HOOKS THE SIDE OF CHRISTIAN DEMARCO.. AND FLIPS OVER!!!!! FOR A SUPER SPANISH FLY OFF THE TOP TURNBUCKLE INTO THE CENTER OF THE RING!! THAT HAS TO BE IT!! THE CHAMPION RETAINS!! CONSUELA ROSE AVA RETAINS!!
Eve: RONAN MALOSI BREAKS IT UP WITH A DOUBLE-AXE HANDLE AT THE LAST SECOND!!! Consuela is beside herself! She is apoplectic! How in the world did Ronan even muster the energy to break up the hold after that inverted frankensteiner! That man is probably concussed right now!
Deadprez: Well, whatever Ronan Malosi has in mind for his future here in Elite Answers Wrestling may be driven into the abyss as Consuela Rose Ava is ready in the corner, ready to drive her knee into his jaw! This is it for “The Hot Take King”! CONSUELA IS REVVING UP THE ENGINE!!
Gavin Kirkland: LA MUERTE DE LA RADILLE!!!!
Eve: MALOSI SNATCHES HER IN MID-AIR AND PLANTS HER WITH A STANDING PIN POWERBOMB!!! HE THEN ROLLS AVA UP TO HER FEET AND SPINS HER AROUND RIGHT AS HE RETURNS TO HIM….. HE GOES FOR THE “HOT TAKE HELLFIRE”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NO!! CONSUELA GRABS HIS HEAD AND CRADLES HIM INTO A SMALL PACKAGE!!
Deadprez: MALOSI POWERS OUT OF THE SMALL PACKAGE PIN BUT CONSUELA MANAGES TO IMMEDIATELY TRANSITION IT INTO THE “SUELA LOCK”!! HER PATENTED SUBMISSION HOLD THAT’S WON HER COUNTLESS MATCHES IN THE PAST IS LOCKED IN AND “THE HOT TAKE KING” IS IN IMMENSE TROUBLE!!
Gavin Kirkland: RONAN IS LITERALLY A LUCKY MAN!! I’D KILL FOR MY ARM TO BE BETWEEN HER THIGHS!!
Eve: LOOK AT CHRISTIAN DEMARCO!! HE SOARS INTO THE AIR FOR A STANDING SHOOTING STAR PRESS!! CONSUELA RELEASES AND GETS OUT OF THE WAY AND DEMARCO LANDS IT ON MALOSI!!! CONSUELA NOW HOVERS OVER DEMARCO’S LEFT SIDE AND PUTS HIM IN THE “SUELA LOCK”!! THE SUELA LOCK IS IMPLEMENTED ON CALIBAN AS CHRISTIAN DEMARCO IS NOW IN THE PRECARIOUS POSITION!!
Deadprez: Malosi is out cold on the sidelines while DeMarco is on the brink of tapping out! He is on the cusp of reaching his breaking point and if he continues to bear this much pain much longer, then it may lead to career-threatening injuries! BUT DEMARCO IS FIGHTING THROUGH THE PAIN!! HE IS ON HIS FEET NOW AS HE DEADLIFTS CONSUELA ROSE AVA OFF THE GROUND!! AND FLIPS HER OVER!!!
Eve: AND SENDS HER COLLIDING INTO THE TURNBUCKLES WITH A DEADLIFT FALLAWAY SLAM!!! CHRISTIAN DEMARCO WITH A MOVE OF DESPERATION AS HE CONTINUES TO FIGHT THROUGH THIS TRIPLE THREAT MAIN EVENT!! HE KNOWS WHAT’S AT STAKE AND THAT IS CONSUELA’S EAW INTERWIRE CHAMPIONSHIP!!
Deadprez: CHRISTIAN DEMARCO KNOWS HOW VALUABLE THIS OPPORTUNITY IS AND HE CANNOT LET IT SLIDE!!! DeMarco gingerly ascends to his feet, evidently exhausted from what has transpired in this match, but he looks like he’s ready to finish this! DeMarco wants to finish this now as he pulls Consuela up to her feet… He sees Ronan Malosi wind up to his feet as he facelocks her head…..
Eve: DEMARCO RUNS WITH THE FRONT FACELOCK AND USES THE ROPES TO SPIN HIM AROUND!! HE NAILS RONAN WITH A KICK IN THE PROCESS AND DRILLS THE CHAMPION WITH A TORNADO DDT!! THE “HEAD CASE” TORNADO DDT CONNECTS AS DEMARCO NOW GETS UP TO HIS FEET AND FIXATES HIS FULL ATTENTION ONTO RONAN!! MALOSI WINDS UP TO HIS FEET ONCE AGAIN AND TURNS AROUND!! DEMARCO GETS AHOLD OF “THE HOT TAKE KING” AND HOISTS HIM UP!! WHAT STRENGTH!! AND PLOPS HIM DOWN ONTO CONSUELA WITH A SCOOP SLAM!!
Gavin Kirkland: NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Deadprez: CHRISTIAN DEMARCO WITH COLOSSAL STRENGTH RIGHT THERE, ABLE TO LIFT UP THE BIG MAN TO ADD FURTHER DAMAGE TO THE CHAMPION!!! AND THAT TOOK THE RONAN MALOSI THREAT OUT IN THE PROCESS!! DEMARCO NOW JUMPS AND SPRINGBOARDS OFF THE SECOND ROPE…. AND LANDS A SPRINGBOARD MOONSAULT ONTO THE CHAMPION!! DEMARCO CONNECTS WITH “THE PANIC ATTACK” AS HE CLOSES IN TO BEING A NEW CHAMPION!! COVER!!
Gavin Kirkland: CONSUELA HOISTS HER SHOULDER UP!!! DEMARCO IS SHOCKED!! DEMARCO NOW GETS UP TO HIS FEET WITH NO SECOND THOUGHTS!! HE CLIMBS TO THE TOP TURNBUCKLE!! AND IMMEDIATELY SETS OFF FOR THE SHOOTING STAR PRESS!!!
Eve: CONSUELA ROLLS OUT OF THE WAY!! DEMARCO IS ABLE TO LAND SAFELY!!!!! MALOSI COMES OUT OF NOWHERE AND CONNECTS WITH THE “SLEEPING PILL” BIG BOOT!! HE GOT HIM ON THE BUTTON AS MALOSI NOW GRABS HIS WRIST AND PULLS HIM IN!! FOR THE DEATH-RO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IT CONNECTS!!!
Deadprez: BUT CONSUELA CONNECTS WITH THE KNEE OF DEATH AT THE SAME TIME!!! RONAN MALOSI DRILLED CHRISTIAN DEMARCO WITH THE “DEATH-RO” BUT CONSUELA TOOK HIM OUT WITH THE KNEE OF DEATH!! CONSUELA NOW HOOKS BOTH OF RONAN’S LEGS!! THIS IS IT!! THE CHAMPION RETAINS!!
Eve: CHRISTIAN GRABS THE REFEREE’S HAND AT THE LAST SECOND!! THE REFEREE WAS ABOUT TO DO THE THIRD FINALIZING COUNT, BUT DEMARCO GRABS HIS HAND BEFORE HE COULD DO IT!! DEMARCO WITH A DESPARE LOOK ON HIS FACE AS THE REFEREE TRIES TO SHAKE HIM OFF!!!
Gavin Kirkland: WHAT A STUPID MOVE!!! CONSUELA WITH A ROUNDHOUSE KICK TO THE FACE!!!
Deadprez: CONSUELA CLOCKED HIM CLEAN WITH THAT ROUNDHOUSE KICK AS IT SENDS HIM THROUGH THE ROPES AND OUT OF THE RING!! CONSUELA THINKING CRAZY RIGHT NOW AS SHE BEGINS TO RUNS THE ROPES… SHE SHOULD BE FOCUSING ON RONAN MALOSI HERE AS SHE SOARS OVER THE TOP ROPE!! FOR THE “TOPE CONSUELA HILLLLLLLLLLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!”
Eve: OH NO!!! NOBODY IS HOME AND CONSUELA LANDS UNPROTECTED ONTO THE STEEL RAMP!! OH MY GOD!! THAT’S GOT TO BE IT!! NECK-FIRST INTO THE STEEL AS CHRISTIAN DEMARCO SMARTLY SIDESTEPPED OUT OF THE LANDING ZONE AT THE LAST NANO-SECOND AND CONSUELA MAY BE OUT FOR GOOD!!!
Deadprez: CONSUELA IS KNOCKED OUT UNCONSCIOUS AS ALL CHRISTIAN NEEDS TO DO IS CAPITALIZE!! BUT HE IS TOO EXHAUSTED AND PHYSICALLY HURT TO DO SO!! HE IS TAKING A LOT OF TIME TO CAPITALIZE AS HE FINALLY GETS HIS HANDS ON AVA…. WHAT THE???
Eve: IT’S MEMBERS OF TEAM RONAN MALOSI!!!! WHAT IN THE WORLD??? MAXWELL WHO RETURNED EARLIER TONIGHT GRABS HIS FROM THE SIDE WHILE JON KELTON AND JAMES RANGER RUNS DOWN THE RAMP!! TWO SUPERKICKS TO DEMARCO COURTESY OF KELTON AND RANGER AS MAXWELL IMMEDIATELY HOISTS HIM UP INTO THE AIR AND DRIVES HIM AGAINST THE HARDEST PART OF THE RING WITH A URANAGE SLAM!! OH MY!!
Deadprez: THIS PREMEDITATED ASSAULT AGAINST CHRISTIAN DEMARCO IS PAYING DIVIDEND TO RONAN MALOSI AS THE THREE COMRADES THROW THE DEFENCELESS DEMARCO BACK INTO THE RING!! MALOSI ROLLS OVER AND THROWS HIS ARM OVER HIS BODY!! WE HAVE A NEW CHAMPION!!!
Eve: AND CHRISTIAN STILL GETS HIS SHOULDER UP!! HOW IN THE WORLD?!??!! I CAN’T BELIEVE IT ANYMORE…. CHRISTIAN DEMARCO SHOWING HIS HEART AND SOUL TONIGHT. DEMARCO SHOWCASING HOW STRONG MENTALLY AND PHYSICALLY HE IS, AND I CAN’T EVEN COMPREHEND THE FACT THAT HE JUST SURVIVED THAT BEATING FROM CONSUELA ROSE AVA AND TEAM MALOSI!! HOW?!?! JUST HOW!?!?
Deadprez: It’s all about resilience and Christian DeMarco still has a lot of gas left in his tank! This is the determined mindset you need to have to be a champion and DeMarco is on the fast lane to being one! However, Ronan Malosi is looking like a possessed animal and if he succeeds with his next move, then that is lights out for Caliban!
Gavin Kirkland: WHERE’S CONSUELA!! WHERE THE HELL IS SHE??!?! IS SHE IN THE KITCHEN OR SOMETHING?? SAVE THIS MATCH!
Eve: RONAN COMES OUT OF THE CORNER TOWARDS THE VULNERABLE CHRISTIAN DEMARCO!!!!! “SLEEPING BILL”!!! NO!! DEMARCO MANAGES TO DUCK UNDER THE BIG BOOT AND SOAR OVER THE TOP ROPE!! AND TAKE OUT KELTON, MAXWELL, AND RANGER WITH A HUGE SOMERSAULT!! BIG TIME MOVE AS DEMARCO IMMEDIATELY SLIDES BACK INTO THE RING!!
Deadprez: THE TEAM MALOSI MEMBERS ARE TAKEN OUT MOMENTARILY BUT RONAN TURNS HIM INSIDE OUT WITH THE “SLEEPING PILL” BIG BOOT!!! THE BIG BOOT OBLITERATES CHRISTIAN DEMARCO AS MALOSI NOW PICKS HIM BACK UP AND PULLS HIM IN FOR THE REVERSE STO!!! “DEATH-RO”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Eve: BUT DEMARCO MANAGES TO GET THE HEADSCISSORS FROM BEHIND!! AND DRILL RONAN MALOSI WITH A FLIP PILEDRIVER!! THE FLIP PILEDRIVER CONNECTS!! CHRISTIAN DEMARCO LITERALLY WITH A MIRACLE AS HE CONNECTS WITH “THE ENLIGHTENMENT”!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: WHERE THE HELL IS SHE?!?!
Eve: I HAVE NO IDEA WHERE DEMARCO IS GETTING ALL OF THIS ENERGY FROM AS HE STEPS THROUGH THE ROPES WITH DETERMINATION AND IS NOW PERCHED ON THE TOP TURNBUCKLE!!! CHRISTIAN DEMARCO IS ABOUT TO GO AGAINST ALL ODDS!! HE IS ABOUT TO CONQUER ADVERSITY!! HERE HE GOES!!! HE FLIPS OVER!!!!! “THERAPY SESSION!!!!”
Deadprez: THE SHOOTING STAR PRESS CONNECTS ONTO THE HEART OF MALOSI!!! DEMARCO GOES FOR THE COVE-
Gavin Kirkland: KNEE OF DEATH!! THE KNEE OF DEATH OUT OF NOWHERE CONNECTS ONTO DEMARCO!! WHERE DID SHE COME FROM!?!?!
Eve: HOW IN THE HELL DID SHE CONNECT WITH THAT AND WHERE DID SHE COME FROM!?!?!? CONSUELA ROSE AVA JUST CAME ALIVE AS SHE NOW ELEVATES MALOSI INTO AN ELECTRIC CHAIR POSITION!! AND DRILLS HIM WITH THE ONE-HANDED ELECTRIC CHAIR DRIVER!!! THE LEMON PLEDGE!!! THIS IS ACADEMIC FROM HERE…. COVER!!
( DING! DING! DING! )
( “We Appreciate Power” by Grimes plays to a ear-deafening reception from the performance center audience as Consuela Rose Ava immediately rolls out of the ring and starts making her way down the ramp. Maxwell, Ranger, and Kelton are seen getting up after getting taken down from that “Tope Consuela Hilo” as Christian and Malosi are being examined by health officials. )
Gina Romano: HERE IS YOUR WINNER… AND STILL THE EAW INTEWIRE CHAMPION. CONNNNNNNNNNNSUELLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLAAAAAAAA ROSSSSSSSSSSSEEEEEEEEEEEE AVAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!
Eve: Consuela Rose Ava retains her championship in a hard-fought defence against DeMarco and Malosi! Ava definitely escaped this match as these two put her to the absolute limit! What a triple threat main event we were just treated to.
Gavin Kirkland: Oh my god… Those two women on the turnbuckles…. I am about to BUST.
( The camera shows Alexis Chambers and Dr. Bethany Blue on their own top turnbuckles. Ronan Malosi looks at them in confusion as he turns around to see Ryan Wilson on the apron behind him. )
Deadprez: Team Wilson is present as Alexis and Blue are perched on the turnbuckles with an unhappy look on their faces! Ryan Wilson is staring into the pupils of Ronan Malosi as HE THROWS HIS THUMBS DOWN!! AND CHAMBERS AND THE DOCTOR SOAR OFF THE TURNBUCKLES ONTO TEAM MALOSI!! TEAM MALOSI GO DOWN AS MALOSI BECOMES TO APPEAR NERVOUS!!
Eve: MALOSI CHARGES INTO WILSON!! BUT LUCAS JOHNSON OUT OF NOWHERE WITH THE CLAYMORE KICK!! RONAN MALOSI IS OUT AS LUCAS JOHNSON JUST LAID HIM OUT!! WHERE THE HELL DID LUCAS EVEN COME FROM!!!! Alexis Chambers and Dr. Bethany Blue lay the assault to the three members at ringside as Ronan Malosi is on the butting end of a multi-individual assault!
Deadprez: Ronan Malosi is in deep trouble, and the three individuals he can only count on, are down-and-out! Ronan needs to get out of this predicament ASAP!!! Lucas Johnson with a ground-and-pound on “The Hot Take King” before DeMarco comes from the shadows and throws Johnson away!
Eve: Christian DeMarco picks Ronan up to his feet!! AND CLOCKS HIM WITH A SUPERKICK!! AND THAT SUPERKICK SENDS RONAN INTO WILSON!! AND WILSON CONNECTS WITH A JUMPING CUTTER!!! WILSON WITH THE “CHAOS THEORY” CUTTER!!! SOMEONE STOP THIS BEFORE THIS GETS EVEN WORSE!!
Gavin Kirkland: Idk what’s happening but Alexis and Bethany….. Mhm…
Deadprez: Lucas Johnson now begins to run the ropes!! AND SOAR INTO THE AIR!! TO FLATTEN KELTON, RANGER, AND MAXWELL WITH A HUGE CROSSBODY DIVE!! JOHNSON WITH A SENSATIONAL AERIAL ASSAULT AS THE THREE MEMBERS ARE SURELY OUT FOR GOOD!!
Eve: AND ALEXIS CHAMBERS AND DR. BETHANY BLUE ARE TOLD BY WILSON TO BRING OUT SOMETHING! They begin to search beneath the apron behind the sheets as Lucas Johnson slides back into the ring. Christian DeMarco and Ryan Wilson continue to sully Malosi in the squared circle as they want to make an example two weeks before Territorial Invasion!
Deadprez: Alexis Chambers and Dr. Bethany Blue brings out an APPLEBEES BARREL!! A HUMONGOUS ONE TO MENTION!!! THIS IS JUST INSULT TO INJURY RIGHT HERE!! RYAN WILSON IS LOOKING TO SEND MORE THAN A MESSAGE!! HE WANTS TO END RONAN MALOSI EARLY!! HE IS IMPATIENT AND HE HAS HAD ENOUGH!!
Eve: They bring the barrel into the ring… Ryan Wilson stands in the center of the ring as DeMarco and Johnson hold Malosi by the side and hoists him up! WILSON GRABS HIM FROM THE FRONT AS CHAMBERS AND BLUE HOLD ONTO THEM AS WELL!! THE ENTIRE TEAM ELEVATES THE LEADER OF TEAM MALOSI UP INTO THE AIR!!!
Deadprez: AND THEY DRIVE MALOSI INTO THE APPLEBEES BARREL WITH A PENTA-POWERBOMB!! A POWERBOMB MANNED BY ALL MEMBERS OF TEAM WILSON THAT SENT RONAN MALOSI THROUGH THE APPLEBEES BARREL!! RYAN WILSON SENDING MORE THAN A MESSAGE TONIGHT!!!
Gavin Kirkland: Is this foreshadowing of what we can expect from Territorial Invasion?
Eve: Could be, but that’s all the time we have. Signing off on behalf of Gavin and Deadprez, I’m Eve! Goodnight from the EAW Performance Center!
(The last shot of Team Wilson celebrating in the ring as it pans to the Team Malosi members who were on the receiving end of the assault.)
(EAW logo buzzes.)