(EAW intro plays.)
(PREVIOUSLY ON SHOWDOWN…)
(We start this recap off with the in-ring segment featuring Xander Payne, who explains his attack on Mr. DEDEDE while revealing his intentions to go after the Answers World Championship. He calls Cameron Ella Ava out for an answer to his challenge, but Cameron doesn’t see why Xander deserves a title shot. Xander refreshes Cameron’s memory and claims that without him, Cameron wouldn’t be standing as the champion. However, Cameron claims that she never needed anyone’s help. Cameron teases the idea of giving Jamie a title shot, which annoys Xander. Xander has a heated response as it ends with Xander making a comment about Cameron’s miscarriage as Cameron strikes him with a Wonder Woman Punch. The two Elitists clash and when Xander scurries away up the ramp, Cameron accepts Xander’s challenge. Thus, making Cameron versus Xander for the Answers World Championship at King of Elite official.)
(We see Harlow Reichert defending the PURE Championship against Shane Gates in a winning effort. Highlights of the match are seen. Especially with Harlow rolling up Shane and retaining. Post-match, we see Lance Blackfyre power slamming Shane onto the announcer’s table.)
(We see The ILLIONAIRES going to Jenny Punk about who they will face at King of Elite. They tease about all of these different teams that are rumored to face them, but Jenny eventually reveals that Fire and Ice from Voltage will take on The ILLIONAIRES at King of Elite. Chris Elite and Ahren Fournier vow to give them a run for their money.)
(We have the main event of Showdown in their bracket semi-finals as Jamie O’Hara takes on Santo Muerte. Highlights of this amazing main event are seen. We get to the closing of the match with Jamie going for the Stardust Breaker, but Santo somehow counters with The Offering, but Jamie goes for the calf crusher and then follows that up with a kneebar, which eventually makes Santo submit. The recap ends with Jamie celebrating in the ring.)
(“DNA” by Kendrick Lamar plays, cueing the intro music to Saturday Night Showdown! It pans to ringside with the crowd screaming out of their minds, holding up their signs.)
(SCREEN BAR — MOSCOW, RUSSIA!)
Gavin Kirkland: EAW UNIVERSE, WELCOME TO SATURDAY NIGHT SHOWDOWN!!! TONIGHT WE HAVE AN EXCITING —
???: SHOWDOWN WILL NOT BE HAPPENING IF I HAVE ANYTHING TO DO ABOUT IT!!!!
(The crowd begins to boo at the masculine voice telling them that Showdown will not be happening. Without much of an entrance, Shane Gates walks out from the back in his street clothes and a microphone in his hand. His presence alone increases the booing from the EAW Universe and Shane doesn’t understand that. Shane begins to walk down the ramp as he talks.)
Eve: What in the hell is Shane Gates doing here? He’s not even scheduled to compete tonight.
Deadprez: He doesn’t look quite to happy and that should worry people. :lupe:
Shane Gates: I don’t give a fuck about how any of you feel about that, but Showdown is not going to be happening tonight unless I get what I want. Look, it hasn’t been the best several weeks for me. Despite all of my trials and setbacks, I decide you give you morons the blessing of being in the same arena as Shane Gates and this is how you repay me? EAW thinks that I’m delusional with the idea that everyone is out to get me, but…
(Shane Gates steps in between the middle ropes, inside the ring. He gestures for a steel chair, which the timekeeper slides underneath the bottom rope. Shane unfolds the chair and sits down on it, facing the ramp.)
Shane Gates: Last week confirms it. Let’s recap last week for your small-minded morons in the Megasport Sports Palace. There was I, accepting Harlow Reichert’s open challenge for the PURE Championship. I saw it as the wonderful opportunity to bounce back after that behemoth Lance Blackfyre robbed the victory in the King of Elite Tournament from me. It makes me sick to my fucking stomach that he’s the one continuing in the tournament by facing Cameron Ella Ava. That should be me in this position. It should be me representing the Showdown brand at King of Elite. It should be me living up to the nickname “The Fucking Dynasty of Showdown,” but that doesn’t seem to be in the cards for me. That doesn’t seem to be ahead of me. And, it’s thanks to ONE man. Lance Blackfyre.
(The crowd gives a mixed reception for Lance Blackfyre, who is scheduled to be in the main event match tonight.)
Shane Gates: Lance Blackfyre…Lance Blackfyre…LANCE FUCKING BLACKFYRE. You see my issues with Lance Blackfyre didn’t come out of the blue. Let me remind everyone — apparently, I’m a confusing as fuck man, but TRY to make sense of this— that my original focus was on Shaker Jones. Shaker Jones is the reason why I didn’t win at Reasonable Doubt. He was the reason for pushing me and Ryan Wilson off the turnbuckle. I was determined to make sure that I got back at Shaker for what he did at Reasonable Doubt. I was so focused on that task until…Lance Blackfyre decided to make his presence known. Just the sexual comments that he made towards my wife, Angela, was out of line. I decided to put my matters against Shaker Jones to the back of my fucking mind and focus on making sure that Lance paid for the things that he said about my wife. For those that may not believe it, but I am a compassionate man. There is nothing else as important in this world than my wife, Angela. I’m aware that she could fuck him up and defend herself, but as her husband, I knew I had to take matter into my own hands and defend her, her honor and my status as her husband. That is where my issues with Lance originated from and it’s evolved from there. I hate EVERYTHING about Lance Blackfyre. I hate how he thinks that he’s the greatest thing since sliced bread. I hate how he believes that he is untouchable on this brand. I hate how there has been no one on this fucking brand that is man enough to stand up to him and attest his claims that he deserves more than hanging around with the likes of me, Ryan Wilson and Shaker Jones. Nah, he believes that he should be hanging around the likes of Mr. DEDEDE, Jamie O’Hara and Cameron Ella Ava. He considers himself in the standard of the best, but he’s wrong.
Shane Gates: Going into the New Year, he thought that I would have dropped the idea of trying to get him to notice me. In a way, it seemed like that was the route I was going for. I thought when it comes to personal beef, I would have dropped the idea of trying to make Lance Blackfyre my bitch. I thought I would defeat him in the King of Elite Tournament and move on; however, when Lance moved out of the way and I knocked Angela off the apron, that pissed me off. You can all turn this around and claim that it’s Angela’s fault for getting herself involved in the match, but it’s Lance’s fault for causing me to make the collision. This issue goes back to Lance Blackfyre. I don’t think he even remembers what he did to me back in November, but I never fucking forget about him trying to make an advance towards my wife. I never forgot him needing to catch me off guard to advance to the next round of King of Elite. Even though Angela assured me that she was going to be fine, I wanted to move on from the mess and that’s what I saw the PURE Championship Open Invitational — as me moving on from the mess. It was me trying to get my first championship, but Harlow managed to roll me up and retained. However, Lance Blackfyre decided to stick his ugly nose into my business post-match and power slammed me through the table. It was then I knew that my issues with Lance have just begun. This is why I’m here tonight. Showdown isn’t happening. I am hijacking the show and I am going to make sure that this show doesn’t happen unless Lance Blackfyre comes out and faces me man-to-man. That’s if, he’s not too scared.
(Shane Gates is done with talking as he sits back and waits for Lance Blackfyre to come out. The crowd is growing in anticipation, wondering if Lance is going to come out.)
Gavin Kirkland: Is he really expecting for Lance Blackfyre to come out? :skip:
Eve: If Lance wants for his main event match to happen, he might as well.
(After a moment of waiting, “Old Town Road (Remix)” by Lil Nas X featuring Billy Ray Cyrus begins to play through the speakers. The crowd gives a mixed reception to Lance Blackfyre as it takes for some time for Lance to come out. A few seconds later, Lance comes out with an annoyed and angry look on his face. He has a main event match later tonight to focus on, so he sees this situation with Shane Gates was nothing more than a waste of his time. However, he plans to squash this situation as soon as possible. Lance has a microphone in his hand as he stands on top of the ramp.)
Shane Gates: Why you standing way over there, big guy?
(Shane Gates stands up from his chair and shoves it to the side aggressively. He is more than ready for a fight.)
Shane Gates: Why don’t you join me in the ring?
Lance Blackfyre: And jeopardize my health going into this important match later tonight? Even though destroying your ass wouldn’t have me breaking a sweat, I am not going to risk it because unlike you, I got things to focus on that are more worthy of my time than slumping it with the likes of you. Unlike you, I am MAIN EVENTING another addition to Showdown. Meanwhile, you don’t find yourself on this week’s card. The only way that you get an ounce of camera time around here is by having a failed attempt at trying to hijack a show and seeing if that gets you anything. Congrats, that worked. You see, Shane. The advance that I made to your wife back in November? It served one purpose and that was the rally you up and get underneath your skin. I mean, I get off in that kind of fun. However, it seems like you had some personal issues with me meanwhile I couldn’t give a damn about you. Shane, it was nothing more than getting in the competitive spirit. It’s not my fault that you’re a fragile piece of shit, who can’t handle the spirit of competition. Perhaps, if you had my strong mindset and body, you would have defeated me. Instead, I did everyone a favor by wiping the King of Elite Tournament of a disgusting stain such as yourself. You had no right stepping into the ring against someone like myself. I saw that I was going to face you and I knew that I needed to wipe whatever dream you had in this tournament and make sure that you were left with nothing at all. That’s what I got. Now, you’re looking to place whatever blame onto me because you can’t hold yourself accountable for any shit. You’re too fragile to even consider the idea that you’re going to remain in the same spot you are while I am going to surpass you time after time again and that begins with becoming King of Elite. If I have to admit something, I couldn’t care less about being King of Elite. My only concern is the prize and that’s a future World Championship match — something that you will never get near.
Lance Blackfyre: I don’t have any personal vendetta against you, Shane. You’re nothing more than pain in the ass. You’re nothing more than a distraction in this King of Elite Tournament and I thought by power slamming you through the announcer’s table, that will make you realize that your issues with me are nothing more than one-sided. Even if we clashed once again, it might as well be a one-sided match because I can fucking break you without breaking a god damn sweat. That’s a well-known fact. I have established that I have been overlooked for so fucking long and by taking you down, that should let everyone in this locker room know that you can’t take down Lance Blackfyre. You can’t take someone with my size, built and knowledge down. Men have tried and men have failed. That is the same thing with my opponent tonight. I’m moving on to bigger and better things, Shane. There’s not a damn thing you can do to ruin all of that.
Shane Gates: Is that so? You don’t intimidate me, Lance. You can intimidate most of these Elitists in the back, but you’re not going to intimidate me. That is what makes you intriguing because you haven’t been tested much. You haven’t faced a man who questions your ability to intimidate and dominate your competition, but I plan to be the first person in order that. I’l let you have your main event match, Lance. EAW Universe, I’ll let you have your Showdown, but this isn’t the last of my troubles with you, Lance. Mark my words, I’ll get my hands on you and make you my bitch.
(Shane Gates spikes the microphone down. “PEOPLE = SHIT” by Slipknot begins to play throughout the arena. Shane has a death glare at Lance Blackfyre, who rolls his eyes at Shane before making it to the back.)
Eve: Well… this was truly a unique way to begin this edition of Showdown. Welcome to those who just tuned in, I am Eve. I am joined by my partners, Deadprez and Gavin Kirkland!
Deadprez: For the past few weeks, it’s been unclear what Shane Gates’ issues with Lance Blackfyre were, but it was nice to see get some knowledge and backstory in all of that. While Lance may be focused on his main event match, it seems like Shane will be waiting for Lance if it all seems to fall apart for Lance tonight.
Gavin Kirkland: Speaking of Lance Blackfyre, he is scheduled to face the Answers World Champion, Cameron Ella Ava in the main event tonight. The winner faces Jamie O’Hara in the Showdown bracket finals for King of Elite. The winner will represent Showdown in the King of Elite finals!
Eve: Not only that, Gavin, but Harlow Reichert will have ANOTHER PURE Championship Open Invitational! We have no idea who will accept the challenge, but that’s the beauty of these open invitational!
Deadprez: Right now, we open the show with the man who came up short in defeating Jamie O’Hara in last week’s main event!
(“War” by Dance with the Dead hits as Santo Muerte comes out to a silent reaction from the crowd. He makes his way to the ring with dangerous intentions.)
Gina Romano: THE FOLLOWING CONTEST IS SET FOR ONE FALL! INTRODUCING FIRST….FROM DEATH VALLEY, CALIFORNIA…WEIGHING IN AT TWO HUNDRED POUNDS…”THE SAINT OF DEATH”,,,,,SSAANNTTTOOO MMUUERRRTTTEE!!!!
Eve: Santo is on a damn mission tonight, you can see it in his walk. He’s not happy coming up short last week against Jamie O’Hara in the King Of Elite tournament. Santo is gonna take the disappointment from that loss and use it to his advantage in this matchup. I wouldn’t wanna be his opponent. :lupe:
Gina Romano: AND HIS OPPONENT ALREADY IN THE RING….FROM DUBLIN, IRELAND….LLIAAMM O’SULLLIIVVAANN!!!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Eve: Liam is circling the ring trying to pick his spot here against Santo! Both men put up their right hand to test the other’s strength and WOAH…Santo with a kick to the midsection! Santo now hammering at Liam’s back not holding back! Santo pushes Liam to the corner and now Santo charges at him…but nobody home!
Gavin Kirkland: Liam turns him around and kicks him in the midsection and puts him in a powerbomb position…but Santo counters it with a back body drop! Liam stands up holding his back and walks right into a superkick from Santo! Liam is on wobbly legs right now and Santo…SUPERKICK AGAIN AND LIAM BOUNCES OFF THE ROPES AND SANTO PLACES HIM BETWEEN HIS LEGS….DEATH VALLEY DESTROYER! THE FRONT FLIP PILEDRIVER CONNECTS BEAUTIFULLY!
Deadprez: SANTO ISN’T DONE YET! HE GRABS LIAM BY HIS ARM ON THE GROUND! HE’S GONNA BREAK IT! LOOK! LIAM TAPS OUT!!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Santo Muerte (no mic): No mercy.
Eve: OH MY GOD SANTO DOES IT ANYWAY!! SOMEBODY NEEDS TO GET HELP FOR LIAM OUT HERE! SANTO TAKING OUT HIS FRUSTRATIONS FROM LAST WEEK OUT ON POOR LIAM! THIS MAN IS DANGEROUS!
Deadprez: That may be an understatement.
(The referee reluctantly raises Santo’s hand as “War” plays again.)
Gina Romano: HERE IS YOUR WINNER…SSAANNTTOO MMUUERRTTEE!!!!
Eve: Santo showing everybody here tonight he isn’t going anywhere and that last week’s loss was just a minor setback.
(The scene fades into Showdown General Manager, Jenny Punk backstage on her phone. She is walking back-and-forth on the phone. The General Manager seems to be focused on the phone call that she fails to hear someone knocking on her door. A knock on the door is heard again, but Jenny still doesn’t hear it.)
Jenny Punk: I hardly believe that Shane Gates had that power to hijack the show and make sure that Showdown didn’t resume. Even if Shane kept his word, we could have had security out there to detain him. The least of my worries on this brand is Shane and I have better things to focus on than Shane Gates believing that he has the power to do anything on this brand. I’m trying to make sure that The ILLIONAIRES are in top shape, so they can defeat Fire & Ice at King of Elite. However, making sure that these two are focused on the prize is going to be quite a challenge, but I like challenges. I want them to win to validate myself that I made the right decision to invest in them and what they can do for the Showdown brand. I’m very protective of my investment and The ILLIONAIRES should be protected at all costs.
(A louder knock on the door is heard. This causes Jenny Punk to look up.)
Jenny Punk: Come in! (To the person on the other line) Look, I’ll call you back. I got some business to deal with.
(Jenny Punk hangs up her phone as she hears the door open. The crowd begins to boo as they see Jake Smith walking into the camera shot. It’s safe to say that Moscow may not be too crazy about Jake, but that’s the least of his worries.)
Jenny Punk: Jake, what can I do for you?
Jake Smith: When I lost the PURE Championship at Road to Redemption, there was a ton of people wondering if I was going to pull a Mark Michaels and get my rematch clause. I admit — that would have been so simple for me to do, but Harlow Reichert defeated me. I made wrong move and she was able to lock in her submission move. Losing the title was something I never believed it was going to happen, but I wasn’t going to claim that I was entitled to a rematch. You’ve said this with a series of talents, but we EARN things on Showdown.
Jenny Punk: Someone finally gets it. :wow:
Jake Smith: That is the reason why I am here, Jenny. I want to earn another opportunity at the PURE Championship.
Jenny Punk: Why not just accept one of Harlow’s open challenges? I’m not too crazy about this “open invitational” that Harlow is doing. I don’t believe in handing anyone opportunities, but it’s been wonderful to see Elitists like Shane stepping up to the challenge and taking her on. I love Harlow’s purpose for doing these open challenges and it’s not normally me to encourage for someone to seek out an opportunity like that when it’s being presented to someone, but if the opportunity is there, take it.
Jake Smith: Yeah, it would be smart of me to take advantage of Harlow’s open invitational, but I don’t want this rematch to occur on a random episode of Showdown. I want this title match at King of Elite. I’m aware that there could be someone that takes the PURE Championship away from Harlow, but if there’s the possibility that she’s the champion at King of Elite, I want to be the man standing across from her in the ring. Jenny, Road to Redemption has ate me alive and it’s something that I’m not able to move on from. I’m not asking for a rematch. I’m asking for an opportunity to EARN my match at King of Elite.
???: Wow, look at you so righteous, Jake.
(Jake Smith rolls his eyes as the familiar feminine voice appearing in the background. A moment passes as Alexis Chambers walks into the camera frame and into the conversation with Jenny Punk and Jake.)
Jake Smith: Hello, Alexis. So glad that we can meet face-to-face than exchanging back-and-forth on social media. :mjgrin:
Alexis Chambers: Hahaha. You’re funny. 🙄
Jake Smith: Flattery gets you nowhere on Showdown, Alexis. The hell are you doing here anyway?
Alexis Chambers: I just wanted to thank Jenny Punk once again for agreeing to book me versus Dray Fontana. I know, she’s not too crazy about people booking their own matches, but it meant a lot that she gave me this opportunity.
Jenny Punk: It’s my pleasure, Alexis. It was unique to see someone new take the initiative and make their own debut match. Just don’t drop the ball on it, sweetheart because it may be the last time I allow you to pull a power move like that.
Alexis Chambers: I don’t plan on letting anyone down. Not like Jake did at Road to Redemption.
Jake Smith: Hahaha. You’re funny. 🙄
Alexis Chambers: A wise man told me that flattery gets you nowhere on Showdown. :mjgrin:
Jake Smith: Must be a great guy. :wow:
Alexis Chambers: Not really, he tried to murder my brother last season.
Jake Smith: Did he die though?
Alexis Chambers: That doesn’t make what you and your buddies did any good, Jake. It’s a shock that none of you are in jail for what you did, but I suppose, that’s the beauty of EAW. However, if you manage to pull the same shit that you did to him, I won’t hesitate to end you myself.
Jake Smith: Let’s not get carried away, Alexis. :whoa:
Jenny Punk: Okay, I think I’ve heard from the two of you enough. Jake, I’ll see what I can do with your request. Alexis, you should head towards the ring. Your match is next.
Alexis Chambers: Indeed it is. Time for me to make an impression, toodles.
(Alexis Chambers smiles at Jenny Punk before shooting a glare Jake Smith’s way before leaving the office. The scene ends with Jake Smith trying to process the entire situation. He told Jenny what he wanted to tell her, but was not expecting for Alexis to make her presence felt and Jake felt that presence for sure.)
(Commercial break for King of Elite as TLA defends the World Heavyweight Champion against Drake King! Live on the EAW Network in three weeks!)
(“Walking the Wire” by Imagine Dragons starts to play throughout the arena as Alexis Chambers slowly walks out, looking out to the crowd, listening to the cheers of the fans as she starts skipping down to the ring, high fiving the fans and stopping for a little selfie here and there toward the ring.)
Gina Romano: The following contest is scheduled for ONE FALL!
Crowd: ONE FALL!!!!
Gina Romano: Introducing first, from Detroit, Michigan! Weighing in at 117 pounds! She is the “MOTOR CITY GODDESS” ALEXIS CHAMBERS!
(Sliding into the ring, Alexis Chambers is on her knees, brushing her hair back before standing up and laying on the top turnbuckle with a smirk on her face waiting for her opponent.)
Deadprez: Here is Alexis Chambers, the Motor City Goddess right out of Detroit and the little sister of Voltage’s own Terry Chambers.
Gavin Kirkland: I can’t believe this beautiful thing came out of the vagina as that ugly dude, Chambers. She has to be adopted.
Eve: Whatever Gavin, they are blood related and Alexis wants to make a name for herself much like her older brother the man who has taken Voltage by storm in the last year, I am excited to see what she can do against someone like Dray Fontana who has been on fire here on Showdown.
(As Chamber’s music fades, the lights go out in the arena. ‘Pure Water’ by Skepta hits the speakers to a choir of boos from the crowd. A flashing white light flicker in the arena until it turns back to black. The titantron reads ‘UNRULY X UNRIVALLED’ and a spotlight flashes down, Dray Fontana is in it with his eyes closed and his fingers in his ears, closing out the boos from the crowd.)
Gina Romano: Her opponent hails from Kingston Upon Thames, England! Weighing in at 200 pounds! He is “PRINCE” DRAY FONTANA!
(He marches down to the ring. He gets up on the apron and raises his hands in the air before entering the ring. As he enters the ring, he gets to the middle of it and gets onto his knees and a spotlight shines down on him, he slams the mat three times and jumps up to his feet and points a finger gun at the crowd!)
Gavin Kirkland: This guy is just as ugly as Terry Chambers and just as dangerous. Prince Dray is here to fight and I fear for Alexis, I need to make sure she knows that I am here for moral support.
Deadprez: That girl would eat you alive, brah. Dray Fontana is a fighter, he takes no prisoners, gives no mercy and is one of the toughest guys in the EAW. Welcome to the show Alexis!
Eve: She is going to be tested here right out of the gate. We are going to see just what this young woman can do against one of the fastest rising stars on Showdown.
(The referee checks both wrestlers, nods and calls for the bell…)
(DING!!!! DING!!!! DING!!!!)
(Dray and Alexis circle the ring as they lock up…)
Deadprez: Dray quickly with a knee to the gut, Irish Whipping the smaller Alexis into the corner and he comes off with a huge clothesline! She is down already, Dray picks her up by the hair with a huge forearm and another backing her back into the turnbuckle, Irish Whipping her into the opposite buckle, charging in but NO! Alexis with a Sunset Flip!
Eve: Alexis trying to make short work of the match!
Eve: Dray Fontana with a statement kick out! He turns and Alexis hits him with a dropkick, staggering back and then another, he stumbles and falls to the mats, she quickly runs to the ropes with a MOONSAULT! NO! Dray gets his knees up, she stands holding her gut, she looks hurt already and Dray with a snap suplex! He has her down, forearm to the face for the cover!
Deadprez: NO! ALEXIS KICKS OUT! She was able to sneak out of it and Dray is all over her with kicks and punches!
Gavin Kirkland: Leave her face alone!
Deadprez: Get in there and defend her honor!
Gavin Kirkland: Nah, I’m good. Dray has her though again, he picks Alexis up for a bodyslam but she sneaks out from the back, rolls him up for a pinfall!
Deadprez: Dray Kicks out! Alexis is trying to find some momentum here, and it is stopped! HUGE ROUNDHOUSE KICK BY DRAY LAYING OUT ALEXIS! THIS COULD BE IT GUYS!
Eve: Alexis is already in trouble early in the match! Dray grabs a hand full of hair, SNAPMARE BY THE HAIR! ANOTHER SNAPMARE BY THE HAIR! AND ANOTHER ONE FOR GOOD MEASURE! THE PAIN! ALEXIS IS IN HUGE TROUBLE HERE AS DRAY DEAD LIFTS HER UP WITH A FALLAWAY SLAM! ALEXIS FALLS HARD OUT OF THE RING AND ON TO THE FLOOR BUT DRAY ISN’T DONE!
Gavin Kirkland: He is right out here in front of us! The referee is starting the count!
Gavin Kirkland: DRAY GRABS ALEXIS, SLAMMING HER PRETTY FACE ON THE ANNOUCNE TABLE, COME ON! HE SLAMS HER FACE AGAIN! DRAY FONTANA IS MAIMIN THIS YOUNG WOMAN! NOT HER FACE DAMN IT!
Eve: She is rolled back into the ring, Dray is rolling in after her. He is waiting for her as he picks up Alexi, going for A SIT DOWN POWERBOMB! NO! ALEXIS IS FIGHTING THROUGH! SHE IS PUNCHING HEAVY LEFT AND RIGHT! DRAY STAGGERS! HE DROPS HER! ALEXIS ON HER FEET! SHE BACKS UP! FOH!!! WHAT A SUPERKICK! DRAY FALLS! SHE MOONSAULTS ON HIM FOR THE COVER!!!!
Deaprez: DRAY GETS HIS SHOULDER UP! THIS IS ONE TOUGH BASTARD! Alexis waits as Dray gets to his feet, she runs to the ropes, as he gets up LOU THESZ PRESS! SHE IS PUNCHING A HOLE IN HIS HEAD! THIS GIRL CAN FIGHT! SHE CAN REALLY GO! THE CROWD IS CHEERING LOUDLY! WAIT, SHE IS GOING TO THE SECOND ROPE, WHAT IS SHE IS DOING!?
Eve: HURRICARANA! NO! DRAY HOLDS HER THERE FOR A MOMENT BEFORE HITTING THE SIT DOWN POWERBOMB! HE HIT IT ALL AND THIS ONE IS OVER!
Gavin Kirkland: HOW THE HELL DID SHE KICK OUT!? SHE KICKED OUT AT THE POSSIBLE LAST SECOND! DRAY FONTANA IS IN SHOCK! HE CAN’T BELIEVE IT! WE ALL ARE!
Eve: WOW! HE IS WASTING NO TIME! DRAY PICKS HER BACK UP AND RUNS TO THE ROPES, UXU! NO! SHE DUCKS! ALEXIS WITH A BACKSPIN KICK, NO DRAY CAUGHT, LIFTING HER UP INTO THE GERMAN SUPLEX! DRAY GETS BACK UP AS ALEXIS IS GETTING TO HER FEET, THE PARAMOUNT!
Deadprez: THE V-TRIGGER! HE HIT IT! GOING FOR TE COVER! THIS ONE IS OVER!
Eve: ARE YOU KIDDING ME!? FOOT ON THE ROPE BY ALEXIS CHAMBERS AND DRAY IS ARGUING WITH THE REFEREE! HE IS HOLDING UP THREE FINGERS, THE REF SAYS TWO! THE CROWD LETS HIM KNOW IT!
Gavin Kirkland: WHAT A WOMAN! I THINK I’M IN LOVE! SHE KICKED OUT OF THE PARAMOUNT AND A SIT OUT POWERBOMB! I CAN’T FATHOM THIS! DRAY IS PISSED! HE HAS THE REFEREE BY THE SHIRT, HE MIGHT KNOCK HIM THE HELL OUT! WAIT, ALEXIS IS SLOWLY GETTING UP, SHE HITS A BACKCRACKER! DRAY IS DOWN, SHE IS CLIMBING THE TOP ROPE!
Eve: SHE HITS THE HEART STOPPER! ELEVATED MOONSAULT OFF THE TOP ROPE AND WE HAVE THE COVER! THIS ONE IS OVER!
Deadprez: WHAT THE HELL!? TELL ME I DIDN’T JUST SEE DRAY FONTANA KICK OUT! HE KICKED OUT! WHAT A MATCH BY THESE TWO! ALEXIS IS SHOCKED TOO! SHE IS CLIMBING THE TOP ROPE AGAIN! SHE IS WAITING FOR DRAY! A FROGSPLASH BODY PRESS! NO! DRAY CATCHES HER IN MID-AIR! HE DROPS ALEXIS RIGHT ON HIS KNEE FACE FIRST!
Eve: THIS COULD BE IT! DRAY GRABS HER FOR FONTANA 97! THIS IS OVER!
Gavin Kirkland: ALEXIS IS GETTING PICKED UP BUT WAIT! SHE FALLSD WITH HIM INTO AN INSIDE CRADLE!
(DING!!!! DING!!!!! DING!!!!!)
(Alexis looks shocked as she rolls out of the ring, the referee pointing to her as “Walking the Wire” plays throughout the arena, Dray Fontana looks shocked and stunned, glaring at the referee.)
Gina Roman: The winner of the match… ALEXIS CHAMBERS!!!!!!
(She raises her hands in victory, starting to make her way back as the crowd cheers. Dray is in the ring getting to his feet….)
Deadprez: HUGE WIN FOR ALEXIS! SHE CAUGHT DRAY AND HE WAS SHOCKED!
Eve: She was resilient and wow! Simply wow! Snuck in and got a huge win!
Gavin Kirkland: She can’t be a Chambers! Wait…. What is Dray doing?
(Dray argues with the referee, suddenly he kicks him in the midsection…)
Deadprez: HE KICKED THE REFEREE IN THE MIDSECTION! HE DID NOT AGREE WITH THE COUNT! FONTANA 97’! THE REFEREE IS OUT!
Eve: THAT IS GOING TO COST HIM! COST HIM BIG!
Gavin Kirkland: I didn’t like the ref that much anyway.
(Dray Fontana rolls out of the ring, he throws the steel steps out and starts arguing with fans before slowly making his way up the ramp way.)
(The scene fades with The ILLIONAIRES — Ahren Fournier and Chris Elite and the Bozo Victims Unit — Detective Ty, Detective Biggums and Detective Asson backstage. The ILLIONAIRES are warming up for their match. Meanwhile, Detective Ty is looking through a pair of binoculars behind a box crate. Detective Asson is sitting on top of the box crate, filing her nails and Detective Biggums has his back pressed up against the wall, looking all cool and tough.)
Detective Asson: What are we supposed to be doing again?
Detective Ty (looking through the binoculars): Don’t you remember, Asson? Detective SKabler told us to look for someone to recruit into the Bozo Victims Unit. He believes that the more of us there are, the stronger our grasp on the Showdown brand.
Detective Asson: Oh yeah, I knew that. 😅 Did SKabler give us any qualities for this new recruit?
Detective Ty: Just look for someone that can easily be molded. Someone who can adjust to their settings and is always hungry to improve and succeed. SKabler wants someone who isn’t afraid to get their hands dirty and always thinks about the team.
Detective Biggums: Have you seen anyone that catches your eye?
Detective Ty: Not yet. Wanna take a look?
Detective Biggums: Yeah, I’ll take a look.
(Detective Ty hands the pair of binoculars to Detective Biggums before he looks through them.)
Detective Biggums: Ty, you suck at looking for anything. I caught something that catches my eye.
Detective Ty: Where?
(Detective Biggums points straight ahead.)
Detective Ty: THAT’S DETECTIVE ASSON’S ASS, BOZO!
Detective Biggums: I know. :mjgrin:
Detective Asson: You two are the worst. 😒
???: Nice work, Biggums. :mjgrin:
(Chris Elite walks into the camera shot with Ahren Fournier next to him. Ahren is clutching to Jennipurr as he joins his partner.)
Chris Elite: Ty, you suck like always.
Detective Ty: :mjcry:
Chris Elite: How has the search been doing? Found anyone that could be a fit for the Bozo Victims Unit?
Detective Ty: SKabler, are you sure we’re looking at the right brand? I haven’t seen anyone that could be a proper fit for the Bozo Victims Unit. Most of these men and women on the brand are only in it for themselves rather than for the team.
Chris Elite: You right. Showdown is filled with dickeaters, but Ahren and I manage to rise above all the dickeating that this brand has to offer.
Ahren Fournier: That’s right, Christopher. We have managed to do fine for ourselves. On Voltage, we managed to surprise Rex McAllister during his match and we cost him a chance to become King of Elite. To be honest, we did Voltage a favor by saving them from a boring and mediocre King of Elite that Rex McAllister would most likely be.
Chris Elite: Indeed we did, but will the fans thank us? Nope, they’ll be looking forward to Rex getting some “revenge.” They’ll want nothing more than for Fire & Ice to defeat The ILLIONAIRES at King of Elite. Apparently, we aren’t going to compare to someone as established as Rex McAllister. We aren’t going to compare to a bitch like Raven Roberts. We’re better than them, Ahren. We have a lot to live up to with this match. Road to Redemption didn’t go our way, but we’re planning to walk into King of Elite, square up to this vanilla couple and prove that they got NOTHING on The ILLIONAIRES —
Detective Ty: SKabler, I think we found someone!
Chris Elite: Interrupt me again and I’ll smack the shit outta you.
Ahren Fournier: Omg, I think Ty did find someone!
Chris Elite: Biggums, bring him to me.
Detective Biggums: Will do.
(Detective Biggums walks past The ILLIONAIRES and Bozo Victims Unit.)
??? (off-camera): What in the hell are you doing?
Detective Biggums (off-camera): YOU ARE COMING WITH ME!!!!
??? (off-camera): I don’t want any trouble, man!
(A bit of a scuffle is heard in the background before it quiets down. A few moments pass before Detective Biggums walks back into the camera shot with…SHAKER JONES. Detective Biggums had Shaker by the collar of his shirt before placing him down. Shaker looks a little guarded, reading to attack if The ILLIONAIRES bring him any trouble.)
Chris Elite: Hi, how are ya? 😀
Shaker Jones: The hell is wrong with your face?
Chris Elite: Excuse me, sir.
Shaker Jones: I don’t want any trouble here. I was just minding my business before your friend believed it was a good idea to get me by my collar and bring me here.
Detective Asson: Yeah, Detective Biggums has such an aggressive way to get things done, but’s it’s effective. (places her hand on Shaker’s chest) It’s Shaker, right?
Shaker Jones: Shaker Jones, madam.
Detective Asson: It’s nice to meet you, Shaker. We apologize for how you were brought here, but it’s all for a great cause. Won’t you tell him more about it, Bhrissy?
Chris Elite: Of course, I will. You see, Shaker. I think that you could use a little guidance in your career. What’s better than having a former World Heavyweight Champion and future Unified Tag Team Champion like myself to help you out?
Shaker Jones: Why would I let you help me out?
Ahren Fournier: Why WOULDN’T you let Chris or myself help you out? Hmm? Why wouldn’t you? Look, I’ve heard everyone in the back saying that we’re selfish and only think of ourselves, but that’s not who The ILLIONAIRES are. We are some of the most caring, compassionate and good-looking people that this company has at the moment.
Chris Elite: Straight facts, GOAT. The Bozo Victims Unit is just the one group in this company that isn’t selfish. We think of the team rather than ourselves. However, we’re always the first people to recognize other people and their efforts to get better. Shaker, there’s no denying that you have all the potential to become a star in this company. You may not have the best run this company, but that was me when I started off in EAW; however, about a decade later and I’m one of the most desired talents to be on ANY brand. Ahren and I are the hottest tag team in this company. We may not be the champions, but we’re are on the path to becoming Unified Tag Team Champions. Yeah, we had a terrible night at Road to Redemption, but that’s never stopped Ahren and I. Just like a loss shouldn’t stop you, Shaker. The Bozo Victims Unit is the answer to your prayers at night. This is a group of some of the smartest, fearless and hard-hitting men and women in the world. They’ve got each other’s backs through thick and thin. Why wouldn’t you want to be associated with all of that?
Shaker Jones: Well, the last group I was apart of didn’t go so well. :lupe:
Ahren Fournier: I don’t know what you’re talking about, but there is no catch to this, Shaker. This is the opportunity of a lifetime and we got people knocking at our door just DYING to be part of the Bozo Victims Unit.
Detective Ty: We really don’t —
(Detective Biggums slaps Detective Ty upside the head. Ty silently tries to hide the pain.)
Chris Elite: Look, you’re a hard worker and I recognize hard work when I see it. It’s such a shame seeing someone like that piss break loser Ryan Wilson getting more camera time than you, but we’ll wipe the floor with him in just a matter of moments.
Ahren Fournier: Sigh, we still need to win the match. I guess, we gotta head to our match, Chris.
Chris Elite: Yeah we do. Shaker, just think about the opportunity presented for you. A spot in the Bozo Victims Unit. It can help elevate your career. Associating yourself with some of the most wonderful detectives in the world and with the hottest tag team in this company is life-changing for you. You would be an idiot to pass up on this opportunity.
(Chris Elite hands Shaker Jones a business card.)
Chris Elite: Call me, if you want in.
(Shaker Jones nods his head as he looks at the information on the card. The ILLIONAIRES and Bozo Victims Unit, leave Shaker to think about things. Detective Asson winks at Shaker’s way, but Shaker doesn’t really pay much attention to it.)
Shaker Jones: Life-changing opportunity?
(With those words, Shaker Jones continues to think about things before fading elsewhere.)
(Commercial break featuring Andrea Valentine defending the EAW Championship against Terry Chambers! Live on the EAW Network in three weeks!)
(Showdown returns from the commercial break as “Awaken” by Dethklok plays through the speakers as the crowd gives a negative reception to Ryan Wilson. Ryan has a cold look on his face, gazing around the sold-out crowd in Moscow, Russia.)
Gina Romano: THE FOLLOWING MATCH IS SCHEDULED FOR ONE FALL!!!
Crowd: ONE FALL!!!!!
Gina Romano: INTRODUCING FIRST…FROM MONTREAL, QUEBEC, CANADA…WEIGHING IN 220 POUNDS…HE IS “WILDSIDE”…RYYYYYYYYYYYYAAAAAAANNNNNNNNNNNNNN WILLLLLSSSSSSOOOOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNNNNNNNN!!!!!
Eve: Last week on Showdown, Ryan Wilson faced The RingMaster as the match resulted in a double count-out! Apparently, Ryan was serious about this new hard-hitting and aggressive side to himself, but The RingMaster wasn’t going to take any of that.
(“Awaken” dies down as it’s replaced by “Three Ain’t Enough” by Jim Johnson. The crowd gives The RingMaster a nice reception as he walks out from the back. He hypes the crowd up before looking at Ryan Wilson.)
Gina Romano: INTRODUCING HIS PARTNER…FROM SALISBURY, MARYLAND…WEIGHING IN 312 POUNDS…THHHHHHHHEEEEEEEEEEE RIIIIIIIIINNNNNNNNGGGGGGMASSSSSSSSTTTEEEEERRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!
Deadprez: Here is a man who has slowly, but surely won the favor of the EAW Universe these past few weeks. The RingMaster may strike you as someone who wants to have fun, but inside the ring, it’s all business with him. Going up against caliber talent like The ILLIONAIRES? It’s what he is going to need to stay at the top of his game and he can’t do that without facing the best.
Gavin Kirkland: I’m not convinced that Ryan Wilson and The RingMaster are going to be able to co-exist long enough to win the match! They’re going up against a powerful tag team in The ILLIONAIRES, who have an opportunity to earn themselves a future shot at the Unified Tag Team Championships at King of Elite!
(“Three Ain’t Enough” dies down, but “Money in the Power” by Kid INK plays through the speakers. The crowd gives The ILLIONAIRES a mixed ovation. Ahren Fournier and Chris Elite are in matching ring attire but customized to their own liking.)
Gina Romano: INTRODUCING THEIR OPPONENTS…WEIGHING IN THE COMBINED WEIGHT OF 420 POUNDS…THEY ARE THE TEAM OF “THE GOAT” AHREN FOURNIER AND “GAWD GIVEN GREATNESS” CHRIS ELITE!!!! THHHHHEEEEEEEEE ILLLLLIIIIIOOOOONNNNNNNNNNNNNNAAAIIIIIRRRRRREEEEESSSSSSSSSS!!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: The legends are here! :blessed: :blessed: :blessed: If I can recall, this will be The ILLIONAIRES first match of 2020 and they would love nothing more than to start things off in a good note! These two have spent the first few weeks of the New Year getting lectured by Jenny Punk over their performances at Road to Redemption, but I think The ILLIONAIRES will turn things around for themselves!
Eve: Ahren and Chris are cocky, arrogant and flashy, but when these two put their minds into it, they are superb athletes and that’s something that Fire & Ice needs to be on a lookout for at King of Elite!
Deadprez: This match should be no issue for The ILLIONAIRES, but Ryan Wilson and The RingMaster are not going to give up without a fight!
(DING! DING! DING!)
Gavin Kirkland: This brilliant match is underway as we see the lord and saviors of The Showdown brand, The ILLIONAIRES taking on the mismatched team of Ryan Wilson and The Ring Master! We have our beloved GOAT, Ahren Fournier starting things off for The ILLIONAIRES. Meanwhile, you see the RingMaster is going to take one for the team!
Eve: This is an interesting match up here, but RingMaster has the huge opportunity to see how he compares to a former World Champion such as Ahren Fournier. The two Elitists are circling around each other, doing their best to look for an opening to get this match going! Ahren goes in for the standard lock-up, but The RingMaster manages to go for the waist instead — waist takedown on The GOAT! The RingMaster takes down the former EAW Champion! Now, we’re seeing some basic wrestling move as RingMaster connects with a grounded front headlock as he slowly gets himself back to his two feet! RingMaster still has a good hold of Ahren, but Ahren manages to push RingMaster towards the horizontal set of ropes and holds it there for a second! It seems like the referee is going to begin his count!
Referee: ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR!
Ahren Fournier (off-mic): I HAVE UNTIL THE COUNT OF FIVE!
Deadprez: He has a point there — THE RINGMASTER CONNECTS WITH A POWERFUL CLOTHESLINE! Ahren Fournier had his eyes off The RingMaster for that slight second! You can’t really be giving The RingMaster all the time to get his head back into the match or you find yourself eating a powerful clothesline by him! The RingMaster picks Ahren Fournier up before whipping him to the corner! No! Ahren manages to counter the clothesline as The RingMaster goes flying to the corner! Ahren bolts for the corner with The RingMaster in! Ahren with a knee strike to the face of The RingMaster!
Gavin Kirkland: THIS FREAK OF NATURE JUST GOT AHREN FOURNIER BY HIS KNEE! THE RINGMASTER GETS THE GOAT IN POSITION BEFORE CONNECTING WITH A GIANT EXPLODING SUPLEX! Ahren Fournier crashes onto the corner! The landing there was not so goatly, but he’ll find a way to survive it! Now look at the corner, Ryan Wilson is demanding for The RingMaster to tag him into the match! RingMaster doesn’t seem like the person that wants to argue with someone like Ryan Wilson. Trust me, it’s not worth the headache!
Eve: Ryan Wilson finds himself to be the legal man in the match! Ahren Fournier is trying to get back to a vertical base! Ryan charges towards Ahren with a dropkick! The dropkick sends Ahren back into the corner! Ryan proceeds to stomp on Ahren, making sure that Ahren doesn’t have the energy to get back to his two feet! The stomps on Ryan begin to be a bit frantic and it seems like the referee of the match is going to pull back Ryan away from Ahren!
Deadprez: It seems like at that particular moment, Ahren is able to make it to a vertical base. Ahren should utilize the time to think of a gameplan.
Gavin Kirkland: Are you serious, Deadprez? You don’t think that The ILLIONAIRES didn’t come into this match PREPARED? How do you know that none of this stuff is part of the gameplan? These two are cunning and smart as they come and I don’t seem them taking the loss here! The ILLIONAIRES are the top Elitists in this company and they need all the momentum in the world when it comes to facing Fire & Ice at King of Elite! Ryan Wilson turns his attention from the referee’s lecture back to Ahren Fournier! The two Elitists are back to their feet as they go to lock it up! Both men don’t want to find themselves pushed against the ropes, but it seems like Ahren is going to find himself being pushed against the ropes, BUT AHREN SWEEPS RYAN’S FEET UNDERNEATH HIM! Ryan finds himself on his back before Ahren gets on top of Ryan, delivering his best set of punches!
Eve: People seem to forget that Ahren Fournier is VERY talented when it comes to those punches and knee strikes. He has an MMA and Boxing background that doesn’t get mentioned around here, but Ahren gets his elbow and begins to bash it against the forehead of Ryan Wilson! It wouldn’t be the first time that Ryan gets knocked out by a couple of elbows, but that should be something that he avoids with this match! He not only has himself to rely on but his partner as well! Ahren rises back to his feet as Ryan Wilson is trying to crawl to his corner. AHREN FOURNIER CONNECTS WITH A SHARP KICK TO RYAN’S STOMACH, KNOCKING HIM TO HIS BACK AGAIN! Ahren grabs Ryan by his leg and takes him near The ILLIONAIRES’ corner! Ahren gets his foot and presses it against the skull of Ryan before tagging in Chris Elite into the match!
Deadprez: Ahren Fournier gets Ryan Wilson in position before connecting with a backdrop! Chris Elite follows that backdrop with a beautiful moonsault from the top rope! Chris lands on Ryan and he’s in the perfect position for the cover! Chris looking to put away Ryan Wilson for his team!
Referee: OOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!
Gavin Kirkland: Ryan Wilson manages to kick out! It’s been said on a couple of occasions, but Ryan is too stubborn to keep down! He has faced multiple occasions when he’s pinned against former World Champions and he’s lost those matches. Yet, he remains hungry and continues to get better with each match that he takes a part of! Chris Elite manages to get Ryan and connects with a rolling snapmare! Chris gets in front of Ryan before connecting with a cartwheel and following that up with a dropkick! Ryan falls to his back, but Chris follows that with a standing double foot stomp moonsault on Ryan! Chris goes for another cover!
Eve: The RingMaster steps inside the ring and gets Chris Elite by his head before throwing him into the corner! He came to Ryan Wilson’s aid before the pinfall was even counted! The RingMaster connects with a series of turnbuckle thrusts on the former World Heavyweight Champion! Ahren Fournier decides to get himself involved in the ring! He has his arms wrapped around the waste of The RingMaster! Deadlift German Suplex on The RingMaster by Ahren! The RingMaster rolls out of the ring to recover as Ahren makes it back to his corner! If I can recall, Ryan Wilson and Chris Elite are the legal men in this match! It seems like we’re going to resume the action of these two! Chris rushes towards Ryan before connecting with a slingshot! Ryan gets back to his feet, but Chris manages to connect with a back kick to Ryan’s stomach, stopping him from completely getting back up to his feet! Chris pulls Ryan closer before connecting with a fisherman’s suplex! Ryan finds himself in a seated position, but Chris runs towards him with a Who Shot Ya! A penalty kick to Ryan!
Deadprez: Ryan Wilson seems out of it after the penalty kick that he needed to roll himself underneath the bottom rope, but Chris Elite isn’t planning to waste any time here! Chris connects with a baseball slide dropkick to Ryan Wilson, who was laying on his side! Ryan falls to the outside as Chris looks at the ropes in front of him as a smirk form on his lips! What in the world is Chris coming up with? Chris hops over the top rope and lands on the apron! Springboard moonsault to Ryan Wilson on the outside! THE SPRINGBOARD MOONSAULT LANDS ON RYAN, BUT IT SEEMS LIKE THE RINGMASTER ISN’T GOING TO STAND THERE AND LET RYAN LOSE THE MATCH! THE RINGMASTER GETS CHRIS ELITE ONTO ONE SHOULDER BEFORE THROWING HIM SHOULDER FIRST AGAINST THE RING POST! THE RINGMASTER ALMOST THREW CHRIS LIKE HE WAS A FREAKING LAWN DART! THE STRENGTH OF THIS MAN! Meanwhile, The RingMaster gets Ryan Wilson and rolls him back into the ring! The RingMaster is demanding to be tagged into the match!
Gavin Kirkland: The RingMaster finds himself into this match as he jumps off the apron and goes to retrieve Chris Elite from ringside! The RingMaster gets Chris by his skull before bouncing it off against the edge of the apron! Chris falls back in reaction to that! He crashes down to a seated position! The RingMaster gets Chris in a bear hug position, but I don’t think that this grizzly bear is in a mood for hugging as he rams Chris back first against the ring poster! You can see the look of pain on one-half of The ILLIONAIRES! The RingMaster gets Chris and throws him inside the ring! RingMaster gets back in the ring as well as he looks to go for the cover on Gawd Given Greatness himself! I’m not sure if this is going to be enough to put him down!
Referee: OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!
Eve: Ahren Fournier steps inside the ring, making the referee stop his counting and help save the match for The ILLIONAIRES. The RingMaster gets back to his feet — CHRIS ELITE MANAGED TO DELIVER A LOW BLOW TO THE RINGMASTER. :damn: :damn: :damn: RingMaster cripples down to his knees as that allows Chris to have some opening in this match! Ahren makes his way back to his corner as Chris slowly gets to his feet! HE PULLS RINGMASTER CLOSER TO HIM BEFORE CONNECTING WITH FACE VALUE! A BEAUTIFUL HAMMERLOCK DDT ON RINGMASTER! CHRIS GOES FOR THE COVER THERE!
Deadprez: In the hell? The RingMaster kicks out at one! The ILLIONAIRES don’t seem to be shocked whatsoever. Ryan Wilson is recovering at the corner as he took some of the beatings from The ILLIONAIRES. Chris Elite goes back to The ILLIONAIRES’ corner and tags in Ahren Fournier back into the match!
Gavin Kirkland: We see the fresher member of The ILLIONAIRES back into the match! Ahren Fournier seems to be stomping on body parts of The RingMaster, almost as if he was a dead animal. After a moment, Ahren begins to pick up the right arm of The RingMaster and slams it against the ring mat! Ahren doesn’t waste anytime there as he goes for his variation of the cross arm breaker! Call to Arms on The RingMaster! It seems like Ahren is going to try to get a submission victory for The ILLIONAIRES! He is hoping that this is all he is going to need to do in order to win, but RingMaster is trying to get his foot onto the bottom rope! Since Ahren is occupied with trying to injure one of RingMaster’s arms, he might as well try to use his feet to get to the bottom rope!
Eve: It seems like he followed your advice there, Gavin! The referee sees RingMaster’s foot on the bottom rope and before he can make his usual five-count, Ahren Fournier releases the hold and tries to move on to the next best thing for him to do! Ahren is back to his feet. RingMaster gets to his feet, but Ahren manages to connect with a shining wizard that knocks RingMaster to the side! Ahren gets RingMaster to his knees before getting him by his wrists — The Climax on the RingMaster! The RingMaster falls forward in response to that ripcord knee strike, but Ahren has a sinister grin on his face! The RingMaster is on all fours, but he is more than ready to wrap up this match for The ILLIONAIRES! Ahren rebounds from the horizontal ropes — Storybook Ending! Curbstomp onto the skull of The RingMaster!
Deadprez: Not exactly, Eve! The RingMaster manages to move his head out of the way in the last second! RINGMASTER PICKS UP THE GOAT BEFORE CONNECTING WITH A GORILLA PRESS SLAM! RINGMASTER JUST CREATED A BIT OF OPENING FOR HIMSELF AS HE’S CRAWLING TO HIS CORNER! RYAN WILSON IS MORE THAN READY FOR THE HOT TAG!
Gavin Kirkland: RYAN WILSON IS CAUGHT BY HIS ANKLES AS HIS FOREHEAD COLLIDES WITH THE HARD PART OF THE APRON! CHRIS ELITE SENSED THAT HOT TAG COMING FROM THE RINGMASTER!! AHREN FOURNIER MANAGES TO SWEEP THE FEET OF THE RINGMASTER!! THAT TAKES HIM DOWN! CHRIS GETS RYAN WILSON BY HIS HEAD AND THROWS HIM TOWARDS THE BARRICADE! Ryan crashes towards the barricade, startling the guy in the front row!
Eve: The guy is holding up a sign. I don’t think Chris is going to like the sign.
(The camera pans to the guy decked out in a Fire & Ice hoodie and some very spiffy glasses. He holds up the sign as Chris Elite, almost looks pissed by what’s on the sign.)
Chris Elite (reads the sign): Russa. Blasting. Bombs. Like. Chris. Elite. Blasts. His —
Deadprez: The guy in the front row delivers a nasty punch to Gawd Given Greatness!
(The guy throws his sign to the side before taking off his hoodie and glasses in an aggressive way, revealing himself to be one-half of Fire & Ice and former World Heavyweight Champion, Rex McAllister! The Showdown crowd is screaming out of their mind at Rex McAllister revealing his true identity.)
Gavin Kirkland: THAT’S VOLTAGE’S REX MCALLISTER!! ONE-HALF OF FIRE & ICE! THE SECOND BETTER HALF TO RAVEN ROBERTS!!!
Eve: Chris Elite is in total shock as he goes right after Rex McAllister, but Rex connects with another forearm to Chris! Rex hops over the barricade! Chris is trying to back away from the situation. Chris is aware that he’s in the middle of the match, but Rex’s appearance is throwing Chris and possibly THE ILLIONAIRES, off their game for the time being! Rex has such a coy smile on his face. He is so calm, cool and collected here!
Deadprez: For those that don’t watch Voltage, let me inform you all that The ILLIONAIRES are responsible for WHY Rex McAllister is no longer vying for the King of Elite crown. Last week on Voltage, Ahren Fournier and Chris Elite made an appearance and connected with a double powerbomb through the Voltage announcer’s table! It seems like Rex is going to get a bit of revenge for himself!
Gavin Kirkland: That’s if The GOAT has anything to do about it! He rebounds from the ropes! It seems like we’re going to see a flying goat! Ahren Fournier with a suicide dive!!
Eve: The RingMaster just stopped Ahren Fournier in his tracks with a power clothesline! That was enough to knock Ahren to his back! Chris Elite turns himself around! Look at who’s at the apron!
Deadprez: RYAN WILSON JUST KNOCKED CHRIS ELITE OUT WITH A SUPERMAN PUNCH!!!!! Chris falls back and lands in Rex McAllister’s arms! THE REX EFFECT — REX USING THE ASSISTANCE OF THE EDGE OF THE APRON TO SPRING HIMSELF TO COMPLETE THE MOVE!!! THE RINGMASTER GETS AHREN FOURNIER AND CONNECTS WITH BIG ENDING!! THE OVER THE SHOULDER CUTTER! RYAN WILSON TAGS HIMSELF INTO THE MATCH BEFORE RYAN PICKS HIM UP — MIC DROP!! THE PACKAGE PILEDRIVER!!! WHAT THE HELL IS CHRIS ELITE!??!?!
Gavin Kirkland: REX MCALLISTER TOOK CHRIS ELITE OUT OF THE EQUATION!!! CHRIS ELITE IS OUT!!!
(Rex McAllister looks proudly at a laid out Chris Elite before hopping over the barricade, high-fiving a few fans along the way as he looks back to see how this match ends.)
Eve: RYAN WILSON WITH THE COVER!!!!
Referee: OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!
(DING! DING! DING!)
(“Awaken” plays through the speakers as Ryan Wilson has a shocked expression on his face. The referee raises Ryan’s arms high in the air along with The RingMaster’s, symbolizing them as the winners of the match. Rex McAllister has a small smirk on his face, hoping that he got a bit of revenge for The ILLIONAIRES screwing him out of King of Elite on Voltage last week.)
Gina Romano: THE WINNERS OF THIS MATCH…THE TEAM OF THE RINGMASTER AND RYYYYYYYYAAAAAAAAAAAAANNNNNNNNNNNN WILLLLLLLSSSSSSSOOOOOOONNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN!!!!
Deadprez: What the hell just happened?!?!?!?
Gavin Kirkland: Rex McVanillaster just screwed The ILLIONAIRES out of this tag team. Do you not realize that we’re going to hear Ryan Wilson brag about this till the end of time!! This is as bad as Mark Michaels winning the PURE Championship at Pain for Pride!! DO YOU NOT REALLY WHAT REX JUST DID?!?!?!?
Eve: Ryan Wilson and The RingMaster pulled out an upset on Showdown!
Gavin Kirkland: WHAT IN THE HELL?!?!?!? RYAN WILSON JUST KNEED RINGMASTER WHERE THE SUN DOESN’T SHINE!!!! RYAN THROWS RINGMSTER TO THE OUTSIDE AND JOINS HIM SOON AFTER!!! RYAN GETS THE RINGMASTER BY HIS HEAD AND THROWS HIM AGAINST THE STEEL RING POST!!! OH GOD, I COULD ALMOST HEAR THE SOUND OF RINGMASTER’S SKULL BASHING AGAINST THE RING POST! RINGMASTER FALLS BACK AS RYAN GOES OVER TO THE TIMEKEEPER AND GETS HIS STEEL CHAIR! RYAN SLAMS THE STEEL CHAIR SHUT!! RINGMASTER LOOKS LIKE HE’S TRYING TO GET BACK TO HIS FEET!
Deadprez: Ryan Wilson ramps the front of the steel chair to the stomach of The RingMaster! The RingMaster falls to one knee before Ryan slams the steel chair onto RingMaster’s back! Ryan is not stopping with one slam of the steel chair! He goes for a second! A third! A forth! A fifth! A sixth! A seventh! An eight! Nine! Ten! It seems like the referee of the match has had enough and swipes the steel chair away from Ryan Wilson.
Eve: This is completely a different side to Ryan Wilson than most are familiar with! He has a cold look on his face as he sees The RingMaster getting to his feet! Ryan runs over the top of the steeL steps before connecting with a Chaos Theory on The RingMaster ringside! The EAW Universe is not quite too happy about Ryan Wilson’s actions! A few more referees check on The RingMaster as Ryan smiles, feeling proud of his work, before making his way to the back.
Gavin Kirkland: Despite win or loss, it doesn’t matter. Ryan Wilson always makes a statement and it’s something that the Showdown locker room needs to be on a lookout for!
(Harlow Reichert is warming up backstage. The crowd in the arena delivers a big pop for the PURE Champion, who is set to defend her championship up next. Harlow is aware of how important these title defenses are going to be. She is going into these defenses with zero knowledge of the opponent who will be stepping up to her and with how Shane made his presence known last week, Harlow is literally going to need to keep her head on a swivel and not turn her back on anything.)
???: Hey, Harlow.
(Harlow Reichert stops warming up at the sound of a feminine voice. Her eyes connect with Showdown General Manager, Jenny Punk with a small smile on her face.)
Harlow Reichert: What’s up, Jenny? I got a title defense to prepare for.
Jenny Punk: That’s exactly what I wanted to talk about with you. I know, it may be the second week that you’re doing these “open invitationals” and all, but I can’t help, but show a bit of concern about what these challenges will do for you in the future. Harlow, you’re set to defend your championship at King of Elite and I don’t want you to overwork yourself before King of Elite. Whatever happens to my roster is going to fall in my hands and with the amount of talent that I’ve lost this season so far, I don’t want your name to be added to the list.
Harlow Reichert: Jenny, I’m fine. I’m one of the workhorses of the Showdown brand. They don’t call me “Miss Consistency and Resiliency” for nothing. I can take on anything placed in my way and the thought of “overworking” myself isn’t something that I am familiar with. I am probably one of the only people on this brand that can keep up the consistency and wonderful work ethic with any match that I am placed in. You should be aware of my purpose of these challenges —to never deny anyone of a championship match and prove that I am the best pure wrestler on the roster. To be able to not know who I am stepping into the ring with and be able to prevail is an amazing feeling and it shows people that it doesn’t matter what is placed in front of me, I manage to find a way to win.
Jenny Punk: I love the purpose of these challenges, but it goes against everything that I’ve tried to establish on Showdown. One of the biggest things is everyone needed to EARN their opportunities. I don’t like the concept of you giving out title shots like candy. Showdown is still my show and I just wanted to inform you that you will be defending your title at King of Elite against an Elitist that EARNS their opportunity at the title.
Harlow Reichert: Cool. I’ll take on anyone placed in my way.
Jenny Punk: That’s the spirit. Next week, I’m setting up a number one contender’s match and the winner faces you at King of Elite. It’s going to be based on performances that I’ve seen within the past couple of weeks from various Elitists. It can be from in-ring performances, win/loss records or who has shown to be the hungriest for any opportunities, but I can expect you to watch this match very closely.
Harlow Reichert: I wouldn’t miss an opportunity to scout the competition and pick out their strengths and weaknesses.
Jenny Punk: Good, just be careful with these defenses, Harlow. This not only could exhaust you at some point, but it’s going to make the target on your back a lot bigger. You never really know who is going to step up to take you on.
Harlow Reichert: These title defenses have prepared me to expect the unexpected and it reflects outside the ring as well. Now if you excuse me, I got a title to retain.
(Harlow Reichert puts on her black leather jacket, sunglasses and the PURE Championship on her left shoulder. She looks more than ready to compete before grinning at Jenny Punk before walking away from the camera shot. The last shot is of Jenny with a small smile on her face with a tint of concern about Harlow, but hopefully, if all goes well for her.)
Gavin Kirkland (in the background): HARLOW REICHERT’S PURE CHAMPIONSHIP OPEN INVITATIONAL IS UP NEXT! STAY TUNED!
(Commercial for the upcoming MLK Day NBA game featuring the New Orleans Pelicans and the Memphis Grizzlies. Watch as Zion Williamson is too pussy to play because he’ll be shown up by Ja Morant.)
(The camera opens and the crowd is cheering as “Eye of the Tiger” by New Found Glory is already playing and Harlow Reichert is in the ring with a microphone. She wears her ring gear and has the PURE Championship over her shoulder.)
Harlow Reichert: Last week, Shane Gates came out here and gave me everything he had. He attacked me from behind. He blindsided me and intimidated the referee into starting the match while I was knocked to the mat. Even with all that added to the fact that I didn’t know he was the one accepting my challenge, and he still couldn’t get it done. He came close. I’ll give him his credit. But as evidenced by the belt on my shoulder, I’m still the champion. I hold my technical ability up against anyone. That’s how confident I am. I didn’t even have to hit a finisher on Shane to beat him. I simply caught him when his guard was down, when he assumed he had it in the bag. So after that display, I only have one question.
Who’s next? I’m here. I’m ready. The Harlow Reichert PURE Championship Open Challenge continues tonight!
(The crowd erupts in cheers at the announcement.)
Harlow Reichert: I won’t let my title reign go unnoticed. We’re here to make a mark on this company. Who wants it?
(Harlow then hands the microphone out to Gina Romano before holding the title in the air and staring at the stage, waiting for her challenger.)
Harlow Reichert (off-mic): COME ON! LETS DO THIS!
(“Debate Scrum” by Masafumi Takada hits the loudspeakers to cheers and a grin comes over Harlow’s face. Harper Lee walks out onto the stage stretching and looking fired up as she walks down the ramp.)
Gina Romano: Ladies and gentlemen the following contest is scheduled for…
Crowd: ONE FALL!
Gina Romano: And it is for the EAW PURE Championship!!!
Gina Romano: Introducing first, the challenger, making her way to the ring from Charlotte, North Carolina… weighing in at 133 pounds… HARPER LEE!!!!
Eve: YES! This is a matchup I can get excited for! Harper Lee has been an up and comer in EAW recently and has put on some really great showings! The chance to see her put her skills to the test against the PURE Champion is an opportunity I’m sure she’s ready to take advantage of!
Deadprez: Harlow looks intrigued too! She has a grin on her face and seems like this match has her interest.
Gavin Kirkland: I’m interested… IN THICCLOW’S PEACH!
Gavin Kirkland: What? I saw her eating a peach backstage. I’d like to know how it was. International produce is always a gamble.
(Harper climbs into the ring, posing in the corner for the cheering fans before hopping down and looking ready. Her music fades.)
Gina Romano: And the champion… already in the ring… from Christchurch, New Zealand… weighing in at 157 pounds… she is the EAW PURE Champion… HARLOW REICHERT!!!
(Harlow holds the title up high before handing it to the referee who holds it up for the camera and hands it out to the timekeeper. The ref then calls for the bell.)
(DING! DING! DING!)
Eve: Here we go! As always is the case with these open challenges, Harlow walks in at a disadvantage. She never knows who she’s going to be facing as she comes in but the challenger has a full week or even longer to prepare based on when they plan to accept the chance. As this open challenge continues, should Harlow retain tonight, we could begin to see people who train for a month or more to prepare while she has no idea what to expect! Both women circling, working their angles and trying to find the best point of attack. Harper now moving in and initiating a tie up! Both women now grappling for position but Harlow utilizing all of that six inch and twenty pound advantage!
Gavin Kirkland: I’ve got a six inch advantage for her.
Deadprez: Harlow twisting out into a wrist lock and now forcing Harper towards the corner! Looking to pressure the smaller opponent! Harlow picking up the pace! Driving Harper to the turnbuckles— WHOA! BUT HARPER POPS HER FEET UP TO THE TOP TURNBUCKLE! SHE JUST SLIPPED THE WRISTLOCK AND FLIPPED BACKWARDS OVER THE CHAMPION! Harper landing on her feet! An astounding move by the up and comer! Harlow turning back to try and react but Harper already with a quick dropkick to the shin! Putting Harlow down to a knee! Harper now leaping her feet onto the second rope… AND BOUNCING BACK WITH AN AMAZING MID AIR ROLLING ROUNDHOUSE! HARLOW KNOCKED TO THE MAT! HARPER GOING FOR A COVER!
Eve: BUT HARLOW PULLED HARPER THROUGH INTO A SMALL PACKAGE! A MIRROR IMAGE OF THE TECHNIQUE FROM LAST WEEK!
Eve: But a kick out by Harper Lee! The champion almost caught her off guard there but she managed to power out! Harlow not getting up though and transitioning into some ground offense! Trying to make use of her size and strength! Harlow placing her sternum right over the center of Harper’s abdomen! It’s a stake in the ground concept taught by some grappling circles! She’s transitioning around, looking for what she can grab ahold of to apply but never removing her weight from that center point! Harlow finally settling for a north-south position and grabbing that inverted face lock! Nothing spectacular, but grinding out the newcomer! Harlow cranking that lock on tight! Harper looking for an escape! The referee is checking to see if Harper’s shoulders go down at any point but she’s doing a good job of keeping that left shoulder just off the mat, pressing back into Harlow to actually create the leverage to do so! Harper feeling around but not getting anywhere! Harlow readjusting and tightening that hold over and over! Harper now looking for something! She pulls her feet in and may look to— WOW! THE SMALLER HARPER BRIDGING UP AND LIFTING HERSELF OFF THE GROUND! PULLING HARLOW WITH HER! THATS AMAZING CORE STRENGTH!
Deadprez: It is but Harlow still has that face lock in tight! Harper needs to get out before— HARLOW DEADLIFTS HARPER STRAIGHT UP! 1916!!! HARPER DRIVEN STRAIGHT DOWN AND HARLOW MAKING ANOTHER COVER!
Deadprez: Not enough and Harper kicks out again! But Harlow staying focused! Sticking to her game and pressing again into Harper to find some kind of hold! Harper turning around to— HARLOW GRABBING HARPER BY THE LEGS! HARPER TRIED TO TURN AROUND BUT NOW HARLOW TYING HARPER UP WITH A SEATED INDIAN DEATHLOCK!
Eve: Harper feeling that pain in her legs and she should! That separation, the damage to the ligaments! If she’s in this too long then she could lose all of that high paced offense that benefits her so much and that’s as long as she gets out! Harper pressing up! She doesn’t have to go far but she has to pull herself and Harlow the whole way! Harper pulling up! Pressing and dragging! Scratching her way towards the side of the ring! Harper reaching… AND SHE HAS THE ROPES! The referee forces the break and that’s the first rope break used for Harper Lee!
Deadprez: Harlow still not relenting though! She releases the submission but only backing up for a moment! She’s already stepping back in and trying to grab Harper! She grabs her by the head and— HARPER LEE WITH A MASSIVE EUROPEAN UPPERCUT! SHE JUST DROVE HER SHOULDER RIGHT INTO HARLOW’S NOSE! HARLOW STUNNED! AND HARPER POPPING UP FOR A SINGLE KNEE FACEBREAKER! HARLOW IS KNOCKED SILLY AND FALLS BACK TO THE MAT! HARPER UP! TRYING TO MASSAGE SOME LIFE INTO THAT KNEE THAT WAS JUST TIED UP! SHE HAS HER SIGHTS SET! HARLOW TRYING TO SHAKE THE COBWEBS AS SHE GETS UP! LEE IS LOCKED ON TARGET! AND SHE TAKES OFF! KISS OF DEATH!
Eve: BUT HARLOW DUCKS UNDERNEATH THE KAMIGOYE KNEE! THE CHAMPION NOW UP BEHIND HARPER AND GRABS HER INTO POSITION FOR A DRAGON SUPLEX! THROWS HER BACK! BUT HARPER BREAKS AT THE LAST SECOND! SHE TURNED OVER IN MID AIR AND DROPPED DOWN INTO A DDT TO THE CHAMPION! AND HARPER DOES NOT RELEASE IT WHEN THEY LAND! SHE ADJUSTS HER GRIP! ACHIEVEMENT UNLOCKED! THE GUILLOTINE CHOKE! HARPER LEE HAS IT LOCKED IN TIGHT AND SHE COULD BE LOCKING INTO HER FIRST CHAMPIONSHIP IN EAW!
Deadprez: Harlow was rocked enough by that DDT that she didn’t feel the choke being applied until it was too late! Harlow scratching at Harper and trying to pry her off but Harper so efficient and deadly with this hold! Harlow pulling and twisting! Looking for some way out! OH! SHE ROLLS HARPER BACK! SHOULDERS ARE DOWN!
Eve: But Harper managing to pull that left shoulder just off the mat! Without releasing the hold! That choke is on tight and Harlow can’t stay in there long or she’ll lose consciousness! Harlow looking! Feeling for somewhere to go and— HARLOW GETTING HER FEET UNDERNEATH HER! PULLING HARPER UP! HARPER STILL HOLDING THE SUBMISSION BUT HARLOW DEADLIFTING THE CHALLENGER!
Gavin Kirkland: That’s Thicclow’s Thicc Thighs that— I ran out of “th” words that make sense.
Deadprez: HARLOW HAS HER UP AND SLAMS HARPER DOWN HARD! BUT HARPER STILL HOLDING ON! HARLOW HAVING TO LIFT THE CHALLENGER UP AGAIN! GRIPPING HARPER WITH HER ARMS! AND DRIVING THE CHALLENGER BACK INTO THE TURNBUCKLES!
Eve: BUT HARPER STILL REFUSING TO RELENT THE HOLD! HARLOW HAS TO REACH OVER AND GRAB THE ROPES! Harper forcing the champion to use a rope break to sieving! Harlow’s face is almost blue as Harper finally lets go! The champion trying to catch her breath but now its Harper refusing to let up the pressure! She bolts out of the corner and catches Harlow with a shotgun dropkick! Harlow is sent to the mat and Harper is already running the ropes! WHOA! AN AMAZING RUNNING SHOOTING STAR PRESS! WHAT ATHLETIC TALENT HARPER JUST SHOWED! Harper up again! She runs to the ropes! Springboards! HOLY SHIT! MOONSAULT DOUBLE KNEES RIGHT INTO THE STOMACH OF THE CHAMPION! HARLOW JUST HAD THE WIND KNOCKED CLEAN OUT OF HER! AND HARPER HOOKS BOTH LEGS!
Deadprez: BUT THE CHAMPION STILL KICKS OUT! Harlow showing amazing resilience but that’s where her nickname comes from I suppose! She’s refusing to go down! But that’s the problem when up against high paced people like Harper! The longer the match goes, the more it favors the smaller person because you begin to wear one another down! And that high octane offense gets hard to keep up with! Harlow trying to get up but Harper here with a low roundhouse— BUT HARLOW DUCKS IT! Harlow shoulder rolling forward and comes in for a clothesline! AND HARPER DUCKS THAT! HARPER RUNS THE ROPES AS HARLOW TURNS BACK! DROPKICK TO THE LEG! HARLOW DOWN TO A KNEE AGAIN! HARPER RUNNING IN! KISS OF DEATH!
Eve: NO! HARLOW CAUGHT HARPER ALL TOGETHER! AND LAUNCHES HER BACK WITH AN OVERHEAD BELLY TO BELLY SUPLEX! BUT HARPER FLIPS OVER AND LANDS ON HER FEET! HARPER LEAPING UP AND MOONSAULTING OFF THE TOP ROPE! FLIPPING BACK OVER HARLOW AND CATCHING THE CHAMPION IN A FALLING X-FACTOR! HOLY SHIT WHAT A SEQUENCE!
Deadprez: Harlow’s face just bounced off the canvas and now Harper looking once again for that kill shot! Trying to put it away with an exclamation point! She grabs both ropes in the corner and is looking to make this one count! Stalking behind Harlow now! The champion rising to her feet! HARPER CHARGES! FINAL DESTINATION! THE BICYCLE KNEE STRIKE!
Eve: IT CONNECTS! HARPER LEE JUST HIT HARLOW WITH POSSIBLY HER BEST SHOT! WE HAVE A NEW PURE CHAMPION!
Gavin Kirkland: Not if she don’t capitalize.
Deadprez: Harlow is knocked back but the champion has excellent ring awareness! Harper scrambling to make the cover! But Harlow rolling away— AND FALLS TO THE OUTSIDE! HARPER LEFT CLUTCHING AT THE BOTTOM ROPE! IF SHE MADE THAT COVER THE TITLE WOULD BE HERS!
Eve: The referee quick to begin counting as Harper is distraught! The match was Hera and it slipped right through her fingers! Harlow is already stirring but in no rush as she has a full twenty second count here by the PURE rules standard!
Deadprez: Harper up to her feet now, a look of resolve coming over her face and now she’s… SHES CLIMBING THE TURNBUCKLES! HARPER LOOKING TO GO FOR IT ALL RIGHT HERE! HARPER UP! AND SHE LEAPS WITH A SHOOTING STAR PRESS RIGHT FOR THE CHAMPION!
Eve: BUT HARLOW ROLLED OUT OF THE WAY! HARPER WENT FOR ALL OF THAT SHOOTING STAR PRESS AND DIDN’T CATCH HERSELF AT ALL! SHE JUST SPLATTERED TO THE OUTSIDE FLOOR!
Deadprez: Harlow is slumped against the steps on the outside but she knows she just escaped a big hit!
Eve: The count has reset with Harper going to the outside but I don’t think either of these women look to utilize the count much! Harlow now looking to use the steel steps to climb herself up to her feet! Harper has yet to move after landing on the floor!
Deadprez: Harlow up to her knees and pressing to her feet! She’s up! Harper only barely moving her fingers now! But Harlow climbing up the steps, looking to get back into the ring most likely and avoid the count.
Eve: Harper now getting her arms underneath her! Trying to feel around as she comes to! Looking to get herself back in this fight! She reaches her hands over and grabs a fist full of the ring apron!
Deadprez: Harper getting herself over to the apron and now grabbing right onto it as she tries to get to her knees and shake her head clear! Harper showing nothing but tenacity to keep going after a bump Like that!
Eve: Harper up to her knees and finally getting some stability! The challenger getting back into this one! She pulls on the ring apron and tries to get her feet underneath her!
Eve: Harper finally gets up to her feet! She nearly dals over but manages to stabilize herself as she steps away from the apron! She turns back—
Deadprez: BUT HARLOW REICHERT NEVER GOT BACK IN THE RING! SHE FLIES OFF THE APRON! TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD! THE FRONT FLIP DESTROYER CONNECTS! HARPER MAY BE OUT!
Eve: HARLOW GRABS HARPER BY THE SHOULDER AND DEADLIFTS HER UP! SHE ROLLS HARPER UNDER THE BOTTOM ROPE AND SLIDES IN BEHIND HER! HARLOW HOOKING BOTH LEGS! SHE HAS THE COVER!
(DING! DING! DING!)
Gina Romano: Ladies and gentlemen, here is your winner… AND STILL THE EAW PURE CHAMPION… HARLOW REICHERT!
(“Eye of the Tiger” picks back up as Harlow rolls off of Harper breathing heavily. She presses to her feet, exhausted and still feeling the effects of the Final Destination. The referee hands her the belt and she begins to celebrate.)
Eve: The champion holds on once again! She took some of Harper’s best shots but she still came out on top! Harlow is still the champion!
(Harper gets up to her feet, still stumbling. She and Harlow lock eyes.)
Deadprez: Harlow won, but Harper forced her to pull out her biggest shot to do it. And if Harlow hadn’t escaped the ring like she did, who knows what could’ve happened. Personally, I thought the challenger just about had it. It took To Kill A Mockingbird to take out Harper Lee. It’s almost fitting.
(Harlow grabs Harper’s wrist and raises it up to a cheer from the fans. Both embrace briefly and whisper to each other in a moment of mutual respect after a hard fought battle.)
Gavin Kirkland: Almost brings a tear to the eye…
Eve: An amazing showing here by Harper Lee and I can almost guarantee we haven’t seen her best just yet. There’s a bright future for her here!
(Harper and Harlow release the embrace and Harper exits the ring for Harlow to celebrate with the fans. Lee walks up the ramp and disappears behind the curtain as Harlow holds the belt up for the fans.)
Deadprez: There certainly is, but the present belongs to the PURE Champion! And she—
(A masked figure rushes the ring and attacks Harlow from behind.)
Eve: WHOA! SECURITY! SOMEONE GET DOWN HERE AND GET THIS GUY! HE JUST BLASTED HARLOW FROM BEHIND! SHE DROPPED THE TITLE BELT! AND NOW THIS FREAK HAS THE PURE TITLE! HANDS OFF!
Deadprez: This guy looks like he knows what he’s doing! He’s got that belt in hand! Harlow almost up! NO! HE JUST SMASHED THE BELT INTO HARLOW’S FACE! THE CHAMPION IS OUT COLD! WHO THE FUCK IS THIS?
(The masked figure takes the PURE championship and stands up in the turnbuckles just over Harlow’s prone body. He reaches up and grabs at the top of his mask, pulling it off his face.)
Eve and Deadprez: 😳
Gavin Kirkland: 🦈
(The crowd showers the ring in boos as Lucas Johnson reveals himself as the attacker. He holds the PURE Championship up in the air, looking at it as if he’s already won it. He then hops down and lands right on top of Harlow with both feet. He lays the belt across her chest and then begins to walk off, but not before wiping his boots off back towards Harlow.)
Deadprez: Lucas Johnson returns and makes a statement! He still wants the PURE championship, and he doesn’t care what he has to do to get it!
Eve: He’s hungry for success… and after tonight… I think he smells blood in the water…
(Camera fades as Johnson exits the ring, looking at Harlow and laughing as he walks backwards up the ramp.)
(The scene fades into Cameron Ella Ava and Jamie O’Hara talking backstage. The crowd in the Megasport Sport Palace explodes at the sight of these two. Probably one of the biggest pops of the night — but, no bias with that at all. It’s unclear what these two are talking about, but Cameron is already in her usual ring gear as she has a match up next. Jamie is in street clothes. The most notable thing is his black leather jacket. The Answers World Championship is sitting nicely on top of the crate in between the married couple. Jamie looks like he is talking about something as Cameron is seen nodding every now and then, letting Jamie know that she’s listening.)
Jamie O’Hara: …Lance Blackfyre is unstoppable the moment that he finds his opening. That’s something that you can’t allow to happen. Instead, you need to do everything in your power to keep him as grounded as possible. Especially, someone of your size and stature, he could probably rag doll you inside the ring.
Cameron Ella Ava: Just like he rag-dolled you across the ring in your match with him? :oh:
(Jamie O’Hara gives Cameron Ella Ava a cold look, which gets a laugh out of Cameron.)
Jamie O’Hara: … I’m trying to help you out and you’re making it so difficult to help you out.
Cameron Ella Ava: Don’t give me that look.
(Jamie O’Hara holds the cold look a few seconds longer before chuckling.)
Jamie O’Hara: Okay, fine. But, between you and Lance, I’m hoping that you somehow win this match.
Cameron Ella Ava: Because you love and care about my success?
Jamie O’Hara: No, because I want to knee you in the face again.
Cameron Ella Ava: Why not me kneeing you in the face like at Road to Redemption?
Jamie O’Hara: I preferred it when I kneed you in the face at this exact same country almost two and a half years ago.
Cameron Ella Ava: We’re currently 2-1.
Jamie O’Hara: Gonna be 3-1 when I knee your face in Romania next week. :wow:
Cameron Ella Ava: Gee, so confident that I’ll make it out of this match alive?
Jamie O’Hara: I always believe in you, Cameron. I may not believe everything you say, but I always believe in you.
(Silence filled the air for the married couple, who gave each other a loving, but longing stare. A phone rang, breaking the silence between the two of them. Cameron picked up her iPhone from the top of the crate before looking at who was trying to call her.)
Cameron Ella Ava: It’s my mom. Need to get this. Can you watch my stuff?
(Jamie O’Hara nodded as Cameron Ella Ava went to take the phone call privately elsewhere. Meanwhile, Jamie was left with Cameron’s belongings such as her snapback and most importantly, the Answers World Championship. At this moment, this is probably the closest that he’ll get to the championship anytime soon. If he manages to win King of Elite, then he can decide when to have his championship match and if Cameron ends up being the champion at that point, he knows exactly what he is going to need to do. As much as he wanted for Road to Redemption to be his night, he is not going to take away that accomplishment for Cameron. However, he is still looking for something to redeem himself from Road to Redemption and the events before that night. Winning King of Elite would be amazing for him. Jamie looked at the Answers World Championship as…)
???: She got you watching her stuff? :mjlol: Is this what the so-called “Ace” has been downgraded too? A watchdog?
(Xander Payne walked into the camera shot as the fans in Moscow instantly boo at the sight of him. Jamie O’Hara takes his eyes off the Answers World Championship before delivering a glare towards Xander.)
Jamie O’Hara: What are you doing here? Besides being a “payne” in the ass.
Xander Payne: Wow, you’re so fucking lame.
Jamie O’Hara: Cameron thought it was funny.
Xander Payne: That’s hilarious because Cameron’s the funniest thing to happen to the Answers World Championship.
Jamie O’Hara: You better watch yourself, mate. Cameron may be able to defend herself, but she finds a lot of amusement in me defending her.
Xander Payne: Of course, your bitch of a wife would ask a man to resolve her issues. Your wife is so fragile that I said one off the cuff comment and she attacks me. At least, I got my Answers World Championship Match at King of Elite.
Jamie O’Hara: “Off the cuff?” You literally needed to bring up a personal issue with her to get that championship opportunity. I get the concept of needing to say wherever to get the job done, but fuck, you were a cunt for that.
Xander Payne: But, you not saying that you would have any female Elitist wrapped around your dick in seconds wasn’t? 🤔 Or said that she’s the reason for her failed relationships? 🤔 Or that you can write up divorce papers by the time Road to Redemption ended? 🤔
Jamie O’Hara: We’re scraping the bottom of the barrel and bringing up shit that was nothing more than the “what if” scenario to put in her mind. Cameron knows how I feel about her and I know how she feels about me. Nice try at trying to stir the pot though. You put more effort into that than you do a healthy lifestyle.
Xander Payne: Cut the jokes, Jamie. Just tell your bitch of a wife, that the next time that she steps into the ring with me, she’s not going to be lucky. I mean, you’re playing a secondary role for your wife. She does her own thing and is on top of Showdown. Meanwhile, you’re sitting back, just praying that Cameron isn’t the one that wins over Lance Blackfyre. Why? Because you’re afraid that she’s going to defeat you again. You’re afraid that she’s going to outsmart you again and you’re afraid that she’s going to make you her bitch again. I mean, I saw you looking at that Answers World Championship. All this moment of hesitation on whether you want to go down that path again. What’s stopping you, Jamie? Your wife? Do you need your wife’s permission to get a shot at the title? The real Jamie O’Hara would go after what he wanted regardless of any fears or consequences. If that meant sacrificing everything that you have built with your wife, you would sacrifice it in a heartbeat. I mean, what’s stopping you from marching to that ring and DEMANDING an opportunity at the Answers World Championship?
Jamie O’Hara: The thought has crossed my mind and it would be a wonderful way to get underneath your skin. The idea that I can march inside that ring and get whatever I want. The idea that I can claim that I am going after a championship and the obstacles in my path part away like it was the sea and I was Moses. It’s fucking easy to be Jamie O’Hara in this company. 2019 wasn’t a perfect example of it and it was one of the true experiences of me facing setback after setback. Things that would crack the fragile minds of most, didn’t do to me. I still remain as the cornerstone of this industry. I’m still the most talked about wrestler in professional wrestling. That doesn’t change with a victory or loss.
Xander Payne: Is that so?
Jamie O’Hara: It is. (sarcasm) To be honest, Xander, you have given me so much to think about. So much to reflect on and that’s all thanks to you. It was nice of us to socialize with you.
Xander Payne: Really?
Jamie O’Hara: No, I lost a couple of braincells talking to you. Yikes, I don’t get how your missus tolerates you.
(Jamie O’Hara shakes his head. He grabs Cameron Ella Ava’s snapback and Answers World Championship before leaving the scene. The last shot is of Xander Payne with a sinister grin on his face, knowing that his words did strike a chord with Jamie a bit. The scene fades to black.)
(Commercial break for King of Elite. Watch Cameron Ella Ava defend the Answers World Championship against Xander Payne on the EAW Network!)
(Showdown returns from the commercial break with Gina Romano in the ring with a smile on her face.)
Gina Romano: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN… THE FOLLOWING CONTEST IS SCHEDULED FOR…
Crowd: ONE FALL!
Gina Romano: AND IT’S A SECOND ROUND KING OF ELITE TOURNAMENT MATCH!
(“Old Town Road” begins to play and unfortunately for the crowd, Lance Blackfyre doesn’t come out on horseback this time. The massive Elitist is ready for this match and for the opportunity he has to not only advance to the semi-finals of the tournament but to knock off the Answers World Champion as well.)
Gina Romano: INTRODUCING FIRST… FROM CHICAGO, ILLINOIS… WEIGHING IN AT 365 POUNDS… HE IS ‘THE OMEN OF DESTRUCTION’ LANCE BLACKFYRE!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: NO HORSE?!
Deadprez: Apparently, the horse couldn’t clear customs :lupe:
Eve: What?! Are you serious right now?
Deadprez: :lupe: I think the horse is locked up somewhere in a Russian maximum security prison.
Eve: Jesus Christ. Well nevertheless, our main event is about to get underway. Either Lance Blackfyre or Cameron Ella Ava will meet Jamie O’Hara for the right to head to Italy and compete to become the King of Elite.
Gavin Kirkland: Can you imagine what Lance would like in a crown?!
Deadprez: Gunna need to be a big crown.
(Lance climbs into the ring and takes his corner. His music fades out and is replaced by “ULTRAnumb.”)
Gina Romano: AND HIS OPPONENT… FROM LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA… WEIGHING IN AT 130 POUNDS… SHE IS THE ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPION… ‘THE GODDESS’ CAMERON ELLA AVA!!!!
(Cameron walks onto the stage and poses with her championship. The crowd are overjoyed to see her.)
Eve: Cameron looks to get herself another step closer to winning King of Elite, guys! If you look at her resume, Cameron has a slew of accolades that involved her being the first woman to accomplish something, and if she gets to the King of Elite finals and wins it, she will be the first to do that as well.
Gavin Kirkland: As sexy as it would be to have Cameron as MY Queen of Elite, this match is a huge mismatch. Cameron is really going to have to think outside the box if she wants to find a way to take out Lance Blackfyre tonight.
Deadprez: Cameron’s made her living by overcoming the odds, and I’m not going to be the one to doubt her tonight. But I will agree with you, Gavin, that she is going to have to really be on her toes if she wants to slay this monster tonight.
(Cameron gets into the ring and immediately gets focused. She knows she has a daunting task ahead of her but she’s not afraid. Lance licks his lips and grins, and the referee calls for the bell.)
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Eve: The bell rings and this second round King of Elite qualifying match is underway! Lance Blackfyre and Cameron Ella Ava immediately start circling one another and the size difference is staggering!
Deadprez: You right, but Cameron’s faced bigger and stronger opponents for the majority of her career and has come out on top a lot of those times. Just last season she went against APOCALYPSE and lived to talk about it. If there’s one thing we know about our Answers World Champion, it’s that Cameron Ella Ava is fearless!
Gavin Kirkland: Lance doing exactly what I would do and that’s staring at them titties and licking his lips!
Eve: Cameron rears back and slaps Lance across the face and immediately kicks him in the knee! Lance doesn’t budge so Cameron kicks him again but Lance grabs her by the hair and sends her sprawling onto the mat with a massive headbutt! Cameron holds her head as she picks herself up and Lance is laughing over the fact he dropped the champ so easily. :wow:
Gavin Kirkland: Cameron shakes off the headbutt and looks up at Lance. She holds her hand up and I think she wants to hold Lance’s hand!
Deadprez: She don’t wanna hold his hand! Cameron is asking Lance for a test of strength but Lance boots her in the gut and sends her back into the ropes! Lance attempts to catch Cameron off the rebound with a clothesline but she ducks underneath and leaps on Lance’s back! Cameron quickly wraps her arms around Lance’s neck but Lance reaches back, grabs Cameron by the hair, and snapmares her onto the mat! Lance slams his knee into Cameron’s back, nailing her right between the shoulder blades!
Eve: Lance grabs Cameron by the hair and hoists her onto his shoulder! He heads over to the turnbuckles and looks to drop Cam, but she gets herself free and drops back down to her feet! Lance whirls around and Cameron with a dropkick to the chest! Lance takes a step back but Cameron’s back up and nails him with another dropkick! Lance’s back hits the corner and Cameron runs around the ring and connects with a devastating knee strike to Lance’s gut! Lance doubles over and Cameron drives her knee into Lance’s face! She wraps her arm around Lance’s neck and drops him with a DDT!
Gavin Kirkland: Cameron is smart enough to know that’s not going to be enough to put Lance away so she quickly heads to the top rope! Cameron connects with a diving double foot stomp to the back of Lance’s head and she grabs him by the arm and drags him to the center of the ring. Cameron turns Lance onto his back, grabs his tree trunk like leg, and goes for the cover!!!
Deadprez: Lance powers out and Cameron is thrown across the ring!
Eve: Both competitors return to their feet and meet in the center of the ring. Cameron wants to lock up and Lance obliges her, and ‘The Goddess’ is using all her strength to try and move this mountain of a man! Lance seems amused by this entire spectacle and Cameron drives her knee up into Lance’s stomach! That drops the smile from Lance’s face and he breaks the hold, wraps his hands around Cameron’s neck, and forces her back into the corner! Lance lifts Cameron by her neck with relative ease and plants her right on the top turnbuckle! He backs up just slightly and oh damn! He just slapped the shit out of Cameron Ella Ava!
Gavin Kirkland: :damn: Look at that handprint! This crowd is momentarily stunned by that sheer act of violence on the part of Lance Blackfyre. Cameron looks a bit dazed by that slap but she’s able to get her feet out and connect with Lance’s face as he comes back for seconds! She drops down to the mat and tries to shake the cobwebs out. Lance comes back at Cam, but she catches him with a forearm to the chest! Lance grabs Cameron again, and Cam transitions into a collar-and-elbow tie up. Lance reverses that with ease and whirls Cameron around! He locks his massive arms around her waist and attempts to lift her, but look at Cameron fight! I love a good struggle especially when a beautiful busty woman is involved :mjlit:
Eve & Deadprez: :skip:
Deadprez: Lance is forced to sit Cameron back down and she claws at his hands and forearms, forcing them apart. Cameron is able to drive her left knee into the inside of Lance’s leg which allows her to break the waistlock and grip Lance by both wrists! Cameron darts between Lance’s legs, maintaining the double wristlock, and she flips Lance over into a sitting position! Cameron crosses Lance’s arms and begins to knee him right between the shoulder blades! Cameron is relentless right now with those knee strikes and she switches to the back of the head! Cameron Ella Ava is kneeing Lance Blackfyre in the back of the head, and now she lets go of the wristlock and runs the ropes! Cameron flips over Lance, grabbing him by the neck, and slamming him face first into the mat! She grabs him by the hair! Knee to the face! And she slams the back of his head into the mat! Cameron hooks the leg for yet another cover!
Eve: Another power out at one! Cameron is thrown into the ropes but she hurries back over to Lance! She begins to kick him but Lance sits up and grabs her by the foot! Cameron’s eyes fly open and Lance snaps her down to the mat! Cameron tries to crawl away but Lance tightens his grip on Cameron’s foot and pulls her back to him. Lance gets an arm around Cameron’s throat and gets her into a sitting position. He uses his freehand to punch her in the face several times before forcing her to the mat! Cameron’s shoulders are down and the ref is in a position to count, but Lance mounts ‘The Goddess’ instead and begins beating her!
Deadprez: Blood trickles from the mouth of Cameron Ella Ava and I see that Lane Blackfyre has given our champion a busted lip. Lance surveys his damage and look at the sick smile that just crossed his face. Lance brushes his thumb across Cameron’s lip, gathering her blood, and he jams that bloody thumb right into Cameron’s eye! :lupe:
Gavin Kirkland: The referee is warning Lance to keep things fair but really. What referee in his right mind is going to try and tell Lance what to do that? :mjlol:
Eve: Lance pulls Cameron off the mat by her ear and tosses her into the corner! He rushes forward looking for a big splash, but Cameron is able to move! Lance slams into the corner and Cameron is behind him, looking to roll him up, but Lance is able to grab onto the ropes! Cameron continues to try, but Lance nails her in the side of the face with an elbow that sends her to the ground! Lance scoops Cameron up and plants her with a sidewalk slam and he goes to dive on top of her!
Deadprez: Cameron rolls out of the way and Lance lands on his stomach! Cameron goes for another cover, but Lance is able to grab her! He goes for a pin but Cameron scoots out of the way, and manages to get Lance’s shoulders to the mat with a backslide! Lance powers out before the referee can even count and Cameron dives out of the way of a counter. Cameron quickly gets to her feet as does Lance! Cameron flies towards Lance but he manages to block the ‘Wonder Woman Punch’! Lance has Cameron by the neck again and he hoists her up… SIT OUT POWERBOMB! CAMERON IS DOWN! LANCE IS BACK UP AND HE LEAPS IN THE AIR! HE FLATTENS CAMERON WITH A HUGE SPLASH AND GOES FOR THE COVER!
Gavin Kirkland: CAM KICKS OUT!
Eve: Lance rolls off of Cameron, and Cameron rolls herself towards the ropes. ‘The Goddess’ is holding her ribcage but nevertheless she pulls herself up. Lance is up as well and he charges towards Cameron! Cameron immediately catches him with an elbow and she scrambles up the ropes! She dives off but Lance catches her! Cameron tries to fight her way free but Lance absolutely destroys Cameron with a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker! Lance quickly pulls Cameron up and wraps her in a bearhug!
Gavin Kirkland: I wonder what Lance is thinking having Cameron’s titties pressed against his chest??
Eve: I’m pretty sure he’s more concerned with softening up Cameron’s ribs right now. Cameron appears to be in a tremendous amount of pain, and Lance tightens his grip on Cameron and starts ragdolling her!
Deadprez: Lance shakes Cameron around a bit and tosses her into the corner! Cameron slumps down and Lance launches himself forward! His knee slams into Cameron’s face and her head slams into the turnbuckle padding! Lance grabs the top rope, places his foot on Cameron’s face, and just steps on it! The referee is forced to step in and he begins to count!
ONE… TWO… THREE… FOUR…
Gavin Kirkland: Lance releases Cameron, and the ropes, but he’s far from done! He places his foot under Cameron’s throat and starts choking her!
ONE… TWO… THREE… FOUR…
Eve: Lance removes his foot and grabs Cameron up. He nails her with a massive uppercut and once again slams his fist into her bloody mouth. Cameron slumps to her knees but Lance maintains his hold on her hair and slings her into the corner! Cameron crawls to her knees and grabs for the rope, but Lance with a big boot to the side of her head! Lance is stomping on Cameron’s head right now and now the ‘Omen of Destruction’ is pulling the champ up! LANCE PUTS CAMERON IN POSITION FOR ‘FINAL DEPARTURE’ AND THE OLYMPIC SLAM CONNECTS! LANCE DROPS DOWN AND GOES FOR THE COVER!!!
Deadprez: KICK OUT BY CAMERON!
Gavin Kirkland: Oh man! Lance looks pissed the Cameron kicked out and pulls her up! Lance throws Cameron to the outside of the ring and steps over the top rope! Lance drops down to the ground and watches as Cameron grips the ring skirt to help herself up. Lance laughs and uses his foot to push Cameron in the face! He slaps her on the back of the head, and guys. I can tell when a woman is starting to get pissed off. Cameron is starting to get pissed off.
Eve: Lance is blatantly disrespecting her right now and he uses his foot to push her in the face again. That seems to really get to Cameron and she yanks herself up. She steps up to Lance, who looks down at her, and Cameron shoves him in the chest! Lance barely budges, but Cameron unloads forearm after forearm to Lance! She switches to rights and lefts! Cameron is just wailing away on Lance, exhausting her energy, and he’s barely even affected right now! Lance finally catches Cameron’s arms, but Cameron knees him in the stomach! Cameron continues to knee Lance until he lets her go and DROP TOE HOLD! LANCE JUST SLAMMED FACE FIRST INTO THE RING STEPS!!!!
Deadprez: LANCE’S FACE BOUNCES OFF THE STEPS BUT HE’S STILL ON HIS KNEES! CAMERON GRABS HIM BY THE HAIR AND SLAMS HIS FACE INTO THE STEPS! SHE DOES IT FIVE MORE TIMES BEFORE LANCE SLAPS HER BACK! CAMERON FALLS, BUT SHE’S BACK UP, AND MANAGES TO GRAB LANCE’S ANKLE AS HE’S GETTING BACK INTO THE RING! LANCE NAILS THE CHAMP WITH A MULE KICK, WHICH FREES HIM FROM CAMERON, BUT CAMERON QUICKLY PICKS HERSELF BACK UP! SHE DIVES BACK INTO THE RING AND NAILS LANCE IN THE BACK OF THE HEAD WITH A DOUBLE AXE-HANDLE! CAMERON CONTINUES TO RAIN DOWN BLOWS ON THE BACK OF LANCE’S SKULL AND SHE QUICKLY GETS TO HER FEET! SHE PULLS LANCE TO HIS KNEES AND RUNS THE ROPES! CAM COMES BACK AT LANCE! AND THERE IT IS! GODDESS’ TOUCH! THE RUNNING ENZIGUIRI CONNECTS ON LANCE! HE IS DOWN AND CAMERON GOES FOR THE COVER!!!!
Eve: NO! LANCE’S FOOT ON THE ROPES!
Deadprez: The referee just went to call for the bell and he notices Lance’s foot on the ropes! Cameron thinks she’s won the match but the referee is showing her what happened! Cameron is floored!
Gavin Kirkland: Show that fiery Latina temper, Mami :wow:!!!
Eve: Cameron doesn’t let it distract her for long because she jerks Lance’s leg off the ropes and hooks it for another cover!
Deadprez: LANCE KICKS OUT!
Eve: Frustration crosses the face of the Answers World Champion. She knows she had this match won just a few moments ago. There’s a bit of uncertainty in her eyes, but Cameron knows she’s gotta stay focused right now. She drags Lance up by the hair and throws him across the ropes! Cameron leaps up and jumps across his back, forcing Lance’s throat into the ropes! Cameron’s not letting up, though, and here comes the referee!
ONE… TWO… THREE… FOUR…
Gavin Kirkland: ME NEXT, CAM! I LIKE CHOKING!
Eve: Shut the hell up.
Deadprez: Cameron drags Lance away from the ropes and goes for another quick cover!
Eve: Lance powers out!
Deadprez: Cameron doesn’t really know what to do at this point because she thought she had Lance put away. The Answers World Champion gets to her feet and looks around the ring. What else can she do at this point?
Gavin Kirkland: I think our world champion queen has an idea. She’s got Lance by the foot and she’s tying it up in the ropes! Cam grabs Lance’s other leg and is trying to tie it up as well but Lance kicks her! Cameron falls through the ropes! Lance sits up and he quickly goes to free his foot but Cameron has ran around to the opposite side of the ring! She slides in and gets up… IN EXCELSIS! IN EXCELSIS! THE RUNNING BICYCLE KNEE STRIKE CONNECTS TO THE BACK OF LANCE’S HEAD AND HE FALLS BACK!!!!
Eve: BUT CAMERON ISN’T DONE! SHE GRABS LANCE BY THE ARM AND TIES IT UP IN THE ROPES SO LANCE IS IN A SITTING POSITION! THE REFEREE IS SCREAMING AT CAMERON TO FREE LANCE BUT SHE RUNS AROUND THE RING AND HITS LANCE IN THE BACK OF THE HEAD WITH ANOTHER IN EXCELSIS! THIS CROWD IS SCREAMING AT CAMERON TO HIT THE TRIFECTA AND THE GODDESS IS ALL SMILES NOW! SHE RUNS AT LANCE AND FOR A THIRD TIME SHE CONNECTS TO THE BACK OF HIS SKULL WITH IN EXCELSIS!!!! I’M PRETTY SURE LANCE IS DONE FOR AND CAMERON QUICKLY FREES THE ARM!
Deadprez: CAMERON FREES THE LEG NEXT AND THROWS HERSELF ON TOP OF LANCE FOR THE COVER, MAKING SURE ALL HER WEIGHT IS FIRMLY ON HIS SHOULDERS!!!!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Gina Romano: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN… HERE IS YOUR WINNER… THE ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPION… CAMERON ELLA AVA!!!!
(“ULTRAnumb” by Blue Stahli begins to play and the fans erupt in a barrage of cheers and joyous screams. Cameron gets to her feet as the referee hands her the Answers World Championship.)
Gavin Kirkland: THAT WAS ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT ON THE PART OF CAMERON ELLA AVA! PROVING THAT SHE’S NOT JUST SILICONE TITTIES AND HAIR EXTENSIONS! She outsmarted the fuck out of Lance Blackfyre and just booked herself into the semi-finals of the King of Elite tournament!
Eve: What an amazing victory for the Answers World Champion!!! She just got herself one step closer to becoming the first-ever QUEEN of Elite! :blessed:!!!!
(Cameron has a huge smile on her face as she climbs the ropes and poses with her belt. The crowd showers the champion with their love and support, but all of a sudden “Ultimate Battle” by ZENTA begins to play.)
Gavin Kirkland: :damn:!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OH MY GAWD YES! JAMIE! JAMIE! JAMIE!
(The smile on Cameron’s face turns to an amused smirk as her darling husband, Jamie O’Hara, steps onto the stage. As seen throughout the match, Jamie was watching backstage on the monitor. He has a microphone and he tucks it under his arm, clapping for Cameron. Inside the ring, she rolls her eyes.)
Cameron Ella Ava (Off Mic): What do you want?
(Jamie laughs to himself and waits for his music to fade out. The crowd only gets louder as the spouses can’t take their eyes off of one another. Cameron slings the championship over her shoulder and leans across the top rope. Jamie twirls the microphone before bringing it up to his mouth.)
Jamie O’Hara: Good job, baby. Great victory against that cunt.
Cameron Ella Ava (Off Mic): I know what you want. Just say it.
Jamie O’Hara: :mjgrin: Well it seems like once again you and I will be meeting in that ring with something significant on the line. A trip to King of Elite, with another chance at history for you, and another chance at a milestone for me. When I win the tournament, I will have completed the Grand Rampage, Cash in the Vault, and King of Elite trifecta.
(Cameron laughs and holds up her finger, signaling at Jamie to hold on for a second. She motions for Gina to hand her a microphone. Cameron thanks Gina once she receives the mic and makes a big deal of clearing her throat before speaking.)
Cameron Ella Ava: Alright, baby, let’s not get ahead of ourselves. You are assuming you’re beating me next week and we all see how well that worked out for you last time you were so sure of a victory.
Jamie O’Hara: You’re right, but like all great champions, I’ll never stop reaching for the brass ring. Why don’t we raise the stakes even more?
(Cameron takes a deep breath and raises an eyebrow, knowing exactly where this is going. Jamie’s smile turns serious and his blue eyes flash with a competitive fire and need to be the absolute best.)
Jamie O’Hara: Put the Answers World Championship on the line and let’s have a winner take all.
(Cameron doesn’t hesitate.)
Cameron Ella Ava: Fine, but just like I beat you in Connect Four the other night, I’ll beat you on Showdown, remain Answers World Champion, AND become the first ever Queen of Elite.
Jamie O’Hara: I beat you in three straight UNO games :wow:! Never forget, and after next week, never forget that I love you.
(Jamie lowers the microphone as “Ultimate Battle” begins to play once again. Jamie and Cameron have their eyes locked together and slowly, Cameron raises the Answers World Championship in the air. She points at herself.)
Cameron Ella Ava (Off Mic): Mine.
(Jamie doesn’t reply but his eyes leave Cam’s and travel up to the Answers World Championship. The camera catches a final shot of the belt and zooms in on Cameron Ella Ava’s nameplate before fading to black.)
(EAW logo buzzes.)