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( EAW intro plays…. )

( RECAP – A “Last Week: Showdown” graphic shines across the screen. The show begins with Charlie Marr and Daryl Kinkade’s confrontation descending into a brawl, ending with Daryl standing tall after laying Sheik Omar out with a powerslam while Charlie watched from afar. Up next, after a hard hitting encounter, Arthur Pleasant would have his hand raised over Samael. Then, a fatal four way match was made between ARIA, Sierra, Lexi, and Veena Adams at Pain for Pride by Hurricane Hawk, allowing them to settle their differences. In a 24/7 Battle Royal Showcase match, Serotonin prevailed over Hoodlum and Katherine Helle. Terry Chambers had a sit-down interview with Makaela Street, making his mindset clear going into Pain for Pride 15. Ronan Malosi defeated Jay Jerry Johnson, gaining momentum heading into CITV. Veena Adams would walk out on ARIA in their tag match against Ice Aces, but a brawl would break out on the stage, including all women announced for the fatal four way at Pain for Pride. Right when it looked like Ice Aces we’re gonna join in, Off-Brand Amphetamines appeared behind them, staring down their opponents heading into PFP. The match is made between Cameron Ella Ava and Theron Nikolas by Hurricane Hawk, who would get told by Harper Lee she’d be on Voltage that week. Jack Ripley was victorious over a game Abel Atami. Adam Lucas won as a result of countout over Impact. Ronan Malosi had an interview, feeling confident for CITV, and would confront Adam Lucas, who left him laying to end things. Terry Chambers assisted TLA in defeating Limmy Monaghan with a “Random Act of Violence” from out of nowhere, unbeknownst to the official. However, the recap ends with TLA standing tall over Impact after outsmarting him to close the show.)

(“Brick Wall” by A Day To Remember plays while it pans across the rowdy and raucous audience inside the Phoenix Suns Arena in Phoenix, Arizona. Blue and white fireworks illuminate the venue while “WE WRESTLE” chants blare in unison. The camera continues to pan throughout various sections of the diehard fans before it eventually focuses in on Eve, Deadprez, and Gavin Kirkland standing by ringside with microphones in their hand ready to report. )

Gavin Kirkland: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, WELCOME TO SHOWDOWN!

Eve: The final stop before the Spectacle in Las Vegas that is Pain for Pride 15. 

Deadprez: And we have a jam packed show planned, just getting you that little extra bit more hyped for Pain for Pride. 

Eve: Featuring words from Harper Lee, Limmy Monaghan, the number one contender to the Answers World Championship, Impact, and the champion himself, TLA. 

Deadprez: Along with a package detailing Charlie Marr and Daryl Kinkade’s history. Not to mention, Ronan Malosi and Adam Lucas give their final words heading into CITV. But first, we’re kicking things off with Cameron Ella Ava and Natasha Agnello!

(‘ULTRAnumb’ by Blue Stahli’ hits, the fans jumping to their feet to greet one of the fan favorites.)

Deadprez: We are kicking off with the legendary Cameron Ella Ava. And she has a lot to say!

Gavin Kirkland: Can think of worse ways to kick off our go home show than with the MILF!?

(Cameron appears to a rapturous ovation which she takes in, waving to the fans in attendance. She then blows a kiss out over the arena, before making her way down the ramp microphone already in hand.)

Eve: A date with destiny for Cameron at Pain for Pride and she looks good!

Gavin Kirkland: Cameron always looks good… damn her for marrying Jamie!

(Cameron slides under the bottom rope and climbs the turnbuckle, once again blowing a kiss out showing her appreciation. She then nips down, and her music fades, Cameron taking on a much more serious expression. With a moment’s hesitation to compose herself, she starts to speak. Confidently, and with conviction.)

Cameron Ella Ava: Without a doubt, this is one of my favorite times of the year. This is a time when dreams are realized, and legends are made. I personally was looking forward to this event the moment 2022 ticked in play, wondering what the greatest show would bring. I think it’s safe to say that I didn’t expect a match with someone who until recently I had the greatest of respect for. A man who earned his name through sheer hard work and determination. A man who until recently was the longest reigning Answers World Champion of all time.

(She nods her head as boos ring out, Cameron waiting for a short moment to allow it to die down a little)

Deadprez: You can see Cameron doesn’t like this one bit.

Eve: She certainly seems troubled that’s for sure.

Gavin Kirkland: I’m not hearing words… just looking.

Cameron Ella Ava: Theron Nikolas was a man who encapsulated what EAW was about and what those initially meant. He was a bar for us all to aspire to. Now, what is happening to him, what is happening with Theron and Natasha Agnello, it’s disgusting. It sickens me to my stomach. I can’t believe that someone could fall so far. The man I knew wouldn’t have cost me my match against Veena Adams for the sake of proving a point, or quite simply because they could. The man I knew wouldn’t have disrespected me at every turn and thrown everything we had prior in the trash. The man I knew wouldn’t have let someone else do his talking for him, and would have had the balls, and shown the respect to come out here and talk to me face to face. The man I knew… is gone.

(Cameron lowers her head and takes the deepest of breaths.)

Deadprez: This isn’t easy for Cameron

Cameron Ella Ava: So, I find myself not in a championship match, or a means to end this season on a high. Instead, I must face Theron Nikolas in what can only be described as a grudge match, a match in which it seems he wants to embarrass me, in front of probably the biggest wrestling audience worldwide of all time. And if there is one thing you all know about me, I’m not the kind of person to stand by and let that happen. I think more of myself than that. So, Theron, respectfully… GET YOUR ASS OUT HERE AND FACE ME AND STOP BEING A BITCH!!!

Deadprez: WOW, that escalated fast!

Eve: Cameron done being Theron’s doormat it seems!

Gavin Kirkland: Christ she makes me horny!

Deadprez: Jessica Rabbit makes you horny!

Gavin Kirkland: Doesn’t she everyone?

(Boos ring out over the arena as Natasha Agnello steps out from the curtain and start making her way to the ring, talking as she does.)

Deadprez: No sign of Theron… Cameron does not look happy!

Natasha Agnello: You’re quite a needy little girl, aren’t you? Constantly wanting Theron Nikolas, a very busy man might I add, wanting him to take time out of his busy schedule just to appease you.

(She reaches the ring and climbs the steps, entering the ring with real bravado.)

Natasha Agnello: As you have probably recognized, Theron will not be here to talk to you tonight. In fact, you will not get her chance to look him in the eyes and talk to him until they are in the ring at Pain for Pride. As far as you should be concerned, Theron is a ghost to you. This needy behavior is nothing more than pathetic. All this posturing we are witnessing, it is getting old. It’s quite simple, you have anything to say to Theron, you say it to me.

Cameron Ella Ava: Why would I speak to the monkey, when the organ grinder is the one, I have the problem with? I’ll repeat… GET YOUR ASS OUT HERE!!!

(Natasha shakes her head as Cameron continues to look up the stage.)

Natasha Agnello: I’ll give you your due, you’re persistent. But the fact remains, he isn’t coming out. And why should he? After all, you were never a real ‘friend’, and you certainly never had any respect for him. How could you have when you turned on him and automatically assumed that TLA would win? The man you claim you knew Theron was, and yet still you had NO faith in him. THAT’S pathetic Cameron. YOU are the one who has shown disrespect, YOU are the one responsible for all of this. And now, once Theron has finished with you, you will end up a shell of your former self. You will have no option but to concentrate on your son and husband. That is, if he stands by you after you have been embarrassed…

(SLAP!!!!)

(The slap Cameron gives Natasha takes her off her feet and to the canvas, where Natasha sits holding her cheek. The roar from the crowd is deafening, Cameron standing over her.)

Gavin Kirkland: WHOA!!!

Deadprez: Cameron had heard enough… wherever Theron is, he would have heard that slap, that statement. If Cameron did respect Theron, she doesn’t anymore!

Eve: And he may have to pay that price at Pain for Pride!

Cameron Ella Ava: Give him that message, will you?

(She doesn’t smirk, and Cameron’s eyes narrow.)

Cameron Ella Ava: I’ll be seeing you BOTH at Pain for Pride.

(Cameron’s music hits and she drops the mic, before rolling out the ring and backing up the ramp. Natasha still holds her cheek, not quite believing what has just happened but slowly cracking a smirk.)

Deadprez: Big time message sent from Cameron Ella Ava. Yet another Pain for Pride match that will no doubt be off the charts!

Eve: Nothing is as powerful as an Ava scorned. I hope they know what they have done!

(Camera pans from Natasha and back to Cameron, that being the image on which the scene cuts to our first Season Rewind Match.)

(“Success Is My Cologne” by Curren$y begins to play through the speakers as the crowd gives a mixed reception for Lethal Consequences who seems more than pumped up going into this match.)

Gina Romano: THE FOLLOWING MATCH IS SCHEDULED FOR ONE FALL —

Crowd: ONE FALL!!!!!

Gina Romano: INRODUCING FIRST…FROM OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA…WEIGHING IN 230 POUNDS… “THE INEVITABLE” … LETHAL CONSEQUENCES!!!!!!

Gavin Kirkland: This match came to be when Theron Nikolas realized that Lethal Consequences doubted him on being relevant in this day and age. LC did not hesitate to accept the challenge from the ‘God Emperor’ as he sees is as nothing more than eliminating the competition that could stand between him and the Answers World Championship

Eve: Lethal Consequences made it clear that it starts with Theron Nikolas and Theron took offense to that because he sees LC as a relic of the past. LC is nothing more than a man who had his moment, but that’s said and done.

Deadprez: Lethal Consequences is a former World Heavyweight Champion and reigned as champion last season, but it’s an entirely different season. The competition on this brand is unpredictable, but he has that veteran presence and experience that could come into his favor. Even for a match and an opponent such as Theron, he just needs to keep the younger Elitist down.

🎵 **I see a red door

And I want it painted black

No colors anymore

I want them to turn black** 🎵

( The first words of “Paint It Black” by Hidden Citizens replaces “Success Is My Cologne” as the crowd’s booing becomes louder than before. Theron Nikolas comes out as the place becomes flooded with boos. Theron is feeling quite confident with himself as he has his eyes focused on Lethal Consequences in the ring.)

Gina Romano: INTRODUCING HIS OPPONENT…EDMONTON, ALBERTA, CANADA…WEIGHING IN 224 POUNDS…THE “GOD EMPEROR”….THERON NIKOLAS!!!!!!

Gavin Kirkland: WE ARE IN THE PRESENCE OF THE LONGEST-REIGNING ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPION IN EAW HISTORY! THIS MAN RULED THE DYNASTY BRAND BACK IN SEASON 12 FOR 243 DAYS!!!! HE WAS GONE FOR ABOUT TWO YEARS BEFORE RETURNING AT GRAND RAMPAGE LAST SEASON!!!

Eve: Theron Nikolas may have failed to defeat Jack Ripley at Pain for Pride, but he has high hopes that his season will be like the one back in Season 12 for himself. He made it clear that he wants to go back to the spot that he once had in this company. He sees himself as someone who deserves everything and will not allow for someone like Lethal Consequences, who he considers an old head from the past, to get in his way of greatness.

Deadprez: Honestly, going into this match, both men feel like they need to prove different things, but the same thing at the same time. I’m not sure if that makes sense, but Theron wants to prove that he didn’t peak back in Season 12 and that he’s more than ready to capture what is rightfully his. Meanwhile, LC will like to prove that time has not passed him and that he can still go for another World Championship reign! Who will win this match? We are going to figure that out…RIGHT NOW!

(DING! DING! DING!)

Gavin Kirkland: THIS MATCH IS UNDERWAY!

Eve: The two Elitists meet each other in the center of the ring and without this match being give an official stipulation, both are looking at this match as something to fight for and that’s the idea of being able to eliminate the competition around them, making that path to the Answers World Championship clearer for them. Who knows? This match could make the decision easier for Hurricane Hawk to decide on who could be next in line for a shot at the Answers World Championship.

Deadprez: Theron Nikolas would love nothing more than to stand in the pinnacle of this company like he did two years ago, but it’s going to be a hell of a climb for this man. For Lethal Consquences, it will be another instance of how he’s in no position to to unlace his boots and call it a day. While LC would love to prove that Theron peaked two years ago, Theron would like to prove that LC is nothing more than a valueless old head that is still running around and trying to prove that he still has what it takes to be something in this company. 

Gavin Kirkland: Theron Nikolas is in position to offer a test of strength to the former World Heavyweight Champion. Lethal Consequences seems to be a little cautious, but he goes along as he slowly begins to link his fingers with Theron’s, BUT THERON DELIVERS A KICK TO THE STOMACH OF LETHAL CONSEQUENCES! THERON THROWS A PUNCH TO THE FOREHEAD OF LC AS THAT STAGGERS HIM BACK! THERON CONTINUES TO THROW THE PUNCHES AS THAT PUSHES LC BACK AGAINST THE ROPES AS THERON HOLDS HIM THERE! IT SEEMS LIKE THE REFEREE IS GOING TO BEGIN HIS COUNT THERE!

Referee: ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR! FIVE!

Eve: The longest-reigning Answers World Champion holds his hands up and slowly backs away from Lethal Consequences! LC stands himself straight, but that doesn’t stop Theron from kneeing LC in the ribs before throwing some rapid punches to the back of LC! It seems like Theron is trying to bring LC down to his knees as Theron takes a step back before delivering a harsh kick to the side of LC’s skull as that takes him down to one knee! Theron goes for another kick to LC’s skull, but LC manages to shove the ‘God Emperor’ back, but Theron rushes towards LC, but LC picks up Theron before spinning around and connecting with a sidewalk slam! LC with the cover!

OOOOOOOONNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!

Deadprez: Theron Nikolas with a kick out! He isn’t going to allow for the match to end that soon! Theron rolls himself to his feet, but Lethal Consequences gets to his feet first before pulling Theron by his hair and lifting him up in a bear hug position before battery ramming him to the turnbuckle at the corner! LC begins to connect with some shoulder thrusts to Theron’s ribs as he stands himself straight before nailing a side hand chop to the chest ot Theron! But, it seems like Theron is not going to accept that and throws a side hand chop to the chest of ‘The Inevitable,’ but LC throws another side hand chop to the chest as that seems to make Theron clutch his chest! LC gets Theron by his available hand before whipping him to the opposite turnbuckle! Theron crashes back first against the turnbuckle, but LC like a freaking train connects with a body splash!

Gavin Kirkland: BUT, THE ‘GOD EMPEROR’ GETS HIMSELF OUT OF THE WAY AT THE LAST SECOND, CAUSING FOR LETHAL CONSEQUENCES TO COLLIDE WITH THE TURNBUCKLE AT THE CORNER! MAN, THAT COLLISION HAD TO HURT, BUT THERON WITH A ‘DRAGON RUSH,’ A SNAP DRAGON SUPLEX AS LETHAL CONSEQUENCES ROLLS OVER, BUT THERON SEES THAT LC IS ON HIS KNEES AND FOLLOWS THAT UP WITH A SUPERKICK! That takes the Hall of Famer to his back! Theron uses his right hand and proceeds to throw some punches to the face of the former World Heavyweight Champion. He gets LC by the nape of his neck and helps him up to his feet and it seems like Theron is getting Lethal Consequences in position for a suplex, but LC gets his foot over one of Theron’s ankles to block the suplex from connecting, but Theron tries to lift LC, but LC manages to block it —

Eve: BUT, LETHAL CONSEQUENCES COUNTERS WITH A SUPLEX OF HIS OWN AS THERON NIKOLAS FALLS TO A SEATED POSITION! LC stalks Theron up to his feet before following that up with a big boot as that takes the former Answers World Champion down, but LC pulls Theron closer to him before connecting with an irish whip as that sends Theron to the turnbuckle! It seems like we’re going to be seeing LC going for the body splash that he tried to connect with Theron moments ago and this time, it connects as Theron clutches his ribs, but LC takes him down with a clothesline! LC goes for the cover!

OOOOOOOONNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!

TTTTTT–

Deadprez: Theron Nikolas with a kick out again! Lethal Consequences begins to apply a rear naked choke on Theron as the former Answers World Champion tries to find the strength to get himself out of the hold, but it seems like LC is doing a great job with keeping Theron right where he wants him! We see that Theron is trying to reach for the ropes, but LC is holding him back! But, I don’t see this match ending here, Eve and Gavin! I do think that Theron is trying to caculate his next move going into the match, but it seems like Theron is trying to elbow Lethal Consequences in the face, trying to get LC to release the move! LC is struggling to keep Theron right where he wants him as the ‘God Emperor’ continues to elbow strike Lethal Consequences in the face! 

Gavin Kirkland: This causes for Lethal Consequences to release the rear naked choke as Theron Nikolas is clutching his neck, trying to get some oxygen back to his lungs! He clutches onto the ropes, trying to help himself to his feet, but LC refuses to give Theron any time to recover! LC connects with another body splash, but Theron gets out of the way at the last second, allowing for LC’s chest to collide with the horizontal set of ropes! LC clutches his chest in pain as Theron connects with another ‘Dragon Rush’ on ‘The Inevtiable!’ LC clutches his neck as Theron Nikolas takes Lethal Consequences down with a knee strike to the skull! With LC laying on his back, the ‘God Emperor’ sees this as a wonderful opportunity to target the arm of the former World Heavyweight Champion! 

Eve: THERON NIKOLAS BENDS THE ARM OF LETHAL CONSEQUENCES BACK BEFORE DELIVERING A HUGE STOMP ON THE ARM! FROM THAT, WE CAN HEAR THE YELL OF PAIN FROM LC AS THERON NIKOLAS GETS LC’S ARM AGAIN BEFORE BENDING IT BACK. AGAIN, WE HAVE THERON STOMP ON THE ARM, BUT IT SEEMS LIKE THERON IS PRESSING HIS BOOT AGAINST THE BENDED ARM OF LETHAL CONSEQUENCES AND HE’S HOLDING IT THERE. THERON DEMANDS FOR THE REFEREE TO BEGIN TO COUNT, SEEING THAT LC’S SHOULDERS ARE LAYING ON THE MAT!

OOOOOOOONNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!

TTTTTTTTTWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

Deadprez: Lethal Consequences gets his right shoulder up as he tries to use his available hand to get Theron Nikolas’ boot off his left arm! But, Theron gets his other boot and presses on the palm of the former World Heavyweight Champion LC’s arm is bended back as Theron has his boot against LC’s palm! Meanwhile, Theron’s other foot is pressed against the left palm of Lethal Consequences! I cannot imagine the pressure that the palms of LC are feeling at the moment! :lupe: 

Gavin Kirkland: Lethal Consequences is trying to bridge himself out of the move! I think that he knows what Theron Nikolas has planned in that sick mind of his! 

Eve: BUT, LETHAL CONSEQUENCES’ EFFORTS AT TRYING TO BRIDGE HIMSELF OUT OF THE SPOT THAT THERON NIKOLAS HAS PLANNED DOESN’T GO WELL! THERON WITH A DOUBLE STOMP TO THE PALMS OF LETHAL CONSEQUENCES! :damn: :damn: :damn:

Deadprez: Lethal Consequences wiggles like a fish as he’s clutching to his hands! But, it seems like Theron Nikolas is not done there! He gets LC’s left palm and heads towards the bottom rope. Theron rolls himself underneath the bottom rope as he drapes LC’s left arm over the bottom rope! THERON BEGINS TO TUG ON THE ARM! THERON HAS ONE OF HIS FEET PRESSED AGAINST THE HARD PART OF THE APRON AS HE PULLS ON THE HAND OF LC! LC IS TRYING TO PULL HIMSELF BACK, BUT IT SEEMS LIKE THERON HAS A GOOD HOLD OF LC AND HIS HAND! IT SEEMS LIKE THE REFEREE WILL BE BEGINNING HIS COUNT HERE!

Referee: ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR! FIVE! LET GO, THERON!

Gavin Kirkland: THERON NIKOLAS WITH A KICK TO LETHAL CONSEQUENCES’ LEFT HAND AS LC ROLLS IN PAIN, CLUTCHING HIS LEFT HAND! Theron rolls himself back inside the ring as he gets LC by his left hand and swings the hand back, making sure that the hand connects with the canvas! Lethal Consequences finds himself in a crawling position as he clutches his left hand! He can see the grin forming on Theron’s face who is more than happy about the way that this match has been going! Theron allows for LC to find his way back to his feet, but Theron gets behind LC and hooks his arms up and it seems like Theron is going for another ‘Dragon Rush,’ but LC uses his right side to elbow Theron in the face! This makes Theron stagger back as LC tries to take advantage of the small distance between them! LC connects with a dropkick as that sends Theron back against the horizontal set of ropes, but —

Eve: Lethal Consequences rushes to Theron Nikolas, but Theron holds one of his feet up, trying to kick LC away from him, but LC manages to catch Theron by the leg as Theron seems to be in defense mode at the moment. It seems like he’s trying to reason with LC to put his foot down.

Deadprez: Nothing more than a manipulation tactic from the ‘God Emperor.’ You should never fall for his tricks.

Gavin Kirkland: Manipulation tactics? Maybe, Theron just wants this to be a fair fight, DP! You don’t know what is racing through his mind. People are always going to paint him as the villain in their story! 

Eve: That’s because he IS the villain in every story that he’s in!

Deadprez: Let’s not banter, you two. It seems like Lethal Consequences is slowly putting Theron Nikolas’ foot down as Theron seems to be quite fortunate that LC did that, but Theron swings with a forearm, but LC grabs the first of Theron before pushing him against the horizontal set of ropes and clotheslining him out of the ring! 

Gavin Kirkland: Theron Nikolas catches himself on the apron as he has one hand hanging on the top rope! Lethal Consequences begins to pry Theron’s hand away from the ropes, but Theron is holding on for dear life! He uses his available hand to punch LC and create some distance, but LC throws a punch that seems to knock Theron back, but he’s still clutching onto the ropes! Theron connects with another punch, but LC connects with an even more impactful punch that sends Theron back, but still, nothing is releasing Theron from grasping onto that top rope! It seems like LC has given up with that and slides underneath the bottom rope! Oh god, he has Theron by the legs and hoists him up in a powerbomb position!

Eve: THERON NIKOLAS IS NOW USING HIS OTHER HAND TO CLUTCH ONTO THE TOP ROPE! LETHAL CONSEQUENCES IS TRYING TO POWERBOMB THERON OFF THE APRON, BUT THERON IS HOLDING ON FOR DEAR LIFE! LC GOES FOR ANOTHER ATTEMPT TO PULL THERON AWAY FROM THE ROPES AND THIS TIME, IT’S SUCCESSFUL AS THERON IS HOISTED UP IN THE AIR! LC IS AIMING FOR OUR DESK! WE SHOULD ALL GET THE HELL OUT OF THE WAY! :damn: :damn: :damn:

Deadprez: NO! THERON NIKOLAS DELIVERS A THUMB TO LETHAL CONSEQUENCES’ EYE! USING THAT SMALL SETBACK, THERON JUMPS HIMSELF ONTO THE APRON AND OUT OF THE POWERBOMB POSITION AS LC TRIES TO REGAIN SOME VISION ONTO HIS RIGHT EYE! LC turns himself around as Theron Nikolas connects with an apron kick as that sends LC back a bit! He jumps off the apron as LC is approaching Theron, BUT THERON BATTERY RAMS LETHAL CONSEQUENCES ONTO THE BARRICADE! THE BACK OF THE FORMER WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION COLLIDES WITH THE EDGE OF THE BARRICADE, BUT THERON GETS LC AND BATTERY RAMS HIM AGAINST THE HARDEST PART OF THE APRON! THEN, HE BATTERY RAMS LETHAL CONSEQUENCES AGAINST THE HARD PART OF THE BARRICADE! AND THEN, TO THE HARDEST PART OF THE APRON AGAIN! 

Gavin Kirkland: It seems like Theron Nikolas is doing those two particular motions over and over again before battery ramming Lethal Consequences against the hardest part of the apron like a glorified rag doll and stops! THERON CONNECTS WITH A SERIES OF FOREARM SHOTS TO THE SKULL OF ‘THE INEVITABLE’ AND GRABS HIM BY THE SKULL AND THROWS HIM SKULL FIRST AGAINST THE STEEL RING POST! OH GOD, LC’S HEAD BOUNCES FROM THE RING POST AS HE COLLAPSES! BUT, THERON GRABS LC BY THE NAPE OF HIS NECK AND ROLLS HIM BACK INSIDE THE RING! THERON ROLLS HIMSELF BACK INTO THE RING AS WELL! THERON SITS UP LC BEFORE STANDING BEHIND HIM! 

Eve: Theron Nikolas charges towards Lethal Consequences and blasts him with ‘Divine Sunderer’ — kamagoye to the back of LC’s head as it connects! Theron quickly goes for the cover! 

OOOOOOOONNNNNNNNEEEEEEEE!!!!

TTTTTTTTWWWWWWWOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!

Deadprez: Lethal Consequences with a kick out! Theron Nikolas sits LC up and traps his arms while having a bodyscissors locked around the waist of LC! Now, we see Theron connecting with some elbows to the head of LC! Each elbow shot is harsher than the last one as Theron is not going easy on the veteran! Now, we see that Theron is applying an abdominal stretch on the former World Champion and LC is finding himself in a tough position at the moment! Theron is bending LC’s abdominal area back as that applies more pressure onto the hold, but LC begins to elbow Theron in the chest in hopes to have the ‘God Emperor’ release the hold and it seems like it may be working as Theron is slowly, but surely releasing his grip on LC!

Gavin Kirkland: Lethal Consequences manages to get himself out of the grasp of Theron Nikolas, but Theron rushes towards LC with superkick, but LC grabs Theron by his foot, twists him around before delivering a half and half suplex! Theron backs away towards the ropes as LC follows that up with a powerful clothesline that knocks Theron down to a seated position! LC begins to connect with a series of mudhole stomps on the ribs of the former Answers World Champion! But, it seems like the referee is trying to separate Lethal Consequences from Theron Nikolas! This creates a bit of time for Theron to get back to his feet, but LC sees Theron getting to his feet and connects with a giant big boot to the face of Theron, knocking him down once again! 

Eve: Lethal Consequences takes a step back before connecting with a facewash to Theron Nikolas before pulling Theron by one of his ankles and it seems like we’re going to see a cover from LC!

OOOOOOOONNNNNNNNEEEEEEEE!!!!!

TTTTTTTTTWWWWWWOOOOOOOO!!!!!!

Deadprez: Theron Nikolas with a kick out! Lethal Consequences begins to throw a series of punches to Theron, hoping that it helps him with keeping Theron down! LC gets Theron up to his feet and connects with an uppercut that sends Theron flinging back! LC quickly gets a hold of Theron’s wrist before whipping him towards the horizontal set of ropes, but LC connects with a shoulder block as that knocks Theron down! LC gets Theron by his hair and drapes him over the middle rope! LC begins to choke the living hell out of Theron with the ropes! It seems like the referee may need to meddle in to make sure that Theron doesn’t die in front of everyone’s eyes.

Eve: I think that people wouldn’t mind if that happened.

Gavin Kirkland: Theron Nikolas is a gem in Elite Answers Wrestling who should be protected at all costs.

Deadprez: :comeagain:

Gavin Kirkland: I SAID WHAT I SAID. 🗣🗣🗣

Eve: :skip: Anyway…the referee gets in the middle of the mess and slowly begins to back away Lethal Consequences from Theron Nikolas! While the referee is giving LC a brief lecture, we see Theron roll himself out of the ring and collapse on the ringside floor. I am thinking that he is using the time to recover and think of whatever next steps that he is going to take in this match! LC rolls himself out of the ring as he picks up Theron up to his feet, but Theron shoves LC away from him! Theron with a knee strike to LC, but LC gets Theron by his knee and pushes him away, but Theron rushes towards LC, but LC knocks him down with a clothesline! THERON FINDS HIMSELF BACK DOWN AS LC GETS THERON AND THROWS HIM HEAD FIRST AGAINST THE STEEL STEPS! THERON’S HEAD CLANKED WITH THOSE STEEL STEPS AS THINGS DON’T LOOK PRETTY FOR HIM AT THIS POINT IN THE MATCH! LC gets Theron up before throwing him to the other set of steep steps across from them! This time, Theron crashes back first! LC charges towards Theron, hitting him with a facewash as Theron’s head goes back!

Deadprez: Now, Lethal Consequences gets Theron Nikolas in a powerbomb position before hoisting him up in the air! This was something that LC tried to do earlier in the match, but it was a thumb to the eye from Theron which prevented LC from executing this move, but it seems like LC will be going back to this move and I think that we should get the hell out of here before it gets ugly! :lupe: 

(As Deadprez suggested, all of them decided to collect as much of their papers as they possible can before moving to the side, allowing for Lethal Consequences to use the table for whatever the hell he decides to do next.)

Gavin Kirkland: LETHAL CONSEQUENCES WITH THE POWERBOMB TO THERON NIKOLAS ON OUR TABLE!!!!!!!

Eve: THE FORCE OF THE POWERBOMB WAS NOT ENOUGH FOR THERON NIKOLAS TO GO THROUGH THE TABLE! BUT, LETHAL CONSEQUENCES GETS THERON BACK INTO A POWERBOMB POSITION AND SLAMS HIM DOWN AGAIN, BUT LC MAINTAINS HOLD AS HE SLAMS THERON ON TOP OF OUR TABLE AGAIN…AND AGAIN…AND AGAIN…AND AGAIN! LETHAL CONSEQUENCES IS NOT HOLDING HIMSELF BACK AS IT SEEMS LIKE HE PLANS TO KNOCK OUT THERON NIKOLAS BY SLAMMING HIS ENTIRE BACK AGAINST OUR ANNOUNCER’S TABLE! I DON’T UNDERSTAND WHY THIS ISN’T EVEN A DISQUALIFICATION, BUT THE REFEREE IS VERY REASONABLE GOING INTO THIS MATCH! 

Deadprez: The referee isn’t getting himself involved with what happens at ringside, but inside the ring? It’s an entirely different story. LETHAL CONSEQUENCES GETS THERON NIKOLAS IN A POWERBOMB POSITION AGAIN BEFORE POWERBOMBING HIM ONTO ONE OF THE STEEL STEPS! YOU CAN SEE THE LOOK OF PAIN ON THE ‘GOD EMPEROR’S’ FACE AS LC HAS PUT THIS MAN THROUGH THE ABSOLUTE HELL GOING INTO THIS MATCH! LC gets Theron and rolls him back inside the ring! The referee begins to check on Theron to see if he can continue this match, but is clutching his back in pain as he’s trying to use the ropes as assistance to get himself back to his feet! But, LC delivers a huge kick to the ribs of Theron before hoisting up up and connecting with ‘Lowdown’ the spinebuster on Theron as LC goes for the cover! Is this what is going to end the match right here?!?!

OOOOOOOONNNNNNNNEEEEEEEE!!!!!

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Gavin Kirkland: THERON NIKOLAS WITH A KICK OUT! :blessed: :blessed: :blessed:

Eve: Lethal Consequences is up to his feet and it seems like we know the next move he’s going to be hitting! He’s stalking the longest-reigning Answers World Champion up to his feet and rushes towards him — ‘LCR’ — the spinning back elbow on Theron, but Theron ducks before picking up LC and taking him down with a snap saito suplex! Theron drops down as LC is clutching the back of his neck right there! Both of these men are down at the moment and it truly seems like it’s a race to see who makes it back to their feet first! Theron and LC are slowly working their way up to their feet! BOTH ELITISTS HAVE THEIR EYES ON EACH OTHER BEFORE THERON THROWS A SLOPPY PUNCH TO LC, BUT LC THROWS A PUNCH TO THERON! THERON WITH ANOTHER SLOPPY PUNCH TO LC, BUT LC WITH A STIFFER PUNCH TO THERON! THERON! LC! THERON! LC! THERON! LC! THERON! THERON! THERON! LC WITH A KNEE TO THE RIBS OF THERON BEFORE CONNECTING WITH A ‘DEAD EXECUTIVE!’

Deadprez: Theron Nikolas drops down as Lethal Consequences gets Theron by his legs and it seems like he’s going to apply the ‘Blackout’ which is a sharpshooter with a headlock! It’s a submission hold that Theron Nikolas should want no part of! LC has Theron by his legs, but we see that Theron is trying to wiggle himself out of the hold! He is trying to kick LC away from him, but LC continues on with his effort to lock in the ‘Blackout!’ You can see the look of panic on the ‘God Emperor’s’ face as he’s trying to think of a way to prevent this move from being applied!

Gavin Kirkland: THERON NIKOLAS COUNTERS WITH AN INSIDE CRADLE!!!!! IS HE GOING TO STEAL THE VICTORY HERE?!??!

OOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!

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Eve: Lethal Consequences manages to get out of the inside cradle, but Theron Nikolas goes for the ‘Battle Fury’ on the former World Heavyweight Champion! Theron with left hook to the ribs of LC, then an open hand slap to the face of LC, followed by loaded forearm smash with Theron’s left hand! He ends it with a burning lariat as that drops down Lethal Consequences! Theron rises to his feet and it seems like he has LC in position for this next move! Are we going to see Theron Nikolas connect with the ‘God’s Requiem,’ the swinging reverse sto?

Deadprez: Not if Lethal Consequences can have anything to do about it! He shoves Theron Nikolas away from him, creating a bit of distance! ‘LCR’ CONNECTS!!!!!! THERON NIKOLAS DROPS LIKE A SACK OF POTATOES!!!!!! LETHAL CONSEQUENCES WITH THE COVER!!!!

Gavin Kirkland: NOT QUITE, DP! THERON NIKOLAS ROLLS HIMSELF OUT OF THE RING!!! WE STAN AN INTELLIGENT ‘GOD EMPEROR!!!!!’

Eve: Lethal Consequences had connected with the ‘LCR’ and was more than prepared to go for the cover, but it was Theron Nikolas’ wonderful ring awareness which is allowing him to stay in this match. I admit – it was smart of Theron to roll himself out of the ring, but I cannot imagine how LC must be feeling at the moment. Perhaps, he feels like he had this match slipped from his grasp. Both know what makes this match important and that’s showing why they would be an excellent contender for the Answers World Championship. For Theron, it’s to eliminate an old head like LC from thinking that he’ll reach the mountain top again. For LC, it’s proving that Theron was never anything special. But, look at the smirk on Theron Nikolas’ face! 

Deadprez: Theron Nikolas knew that Lethal Consequences had the match there and he just took that victory away from LC! Theron’s wonderful ring awareness is what is continuing this match up! LC rolls himself out of the ring to get Theron? I mean, what else is there to do at this point in the match? LC goes to retrieve Theron, but Theron drops down! Theron seems to be completely out of it after that ‘LCR!’ LC goes to pick up Theron, but Theron drops to one knee and I can’t seem to imagine the affects of the ‘LCR’ that he must be feeling, but LC knows how important it is to get Theron back inside the ring! After much of a struggle, LC manages to roll Theron back inside the ring, but it seems like LC is going for the top rope? What in the world does he have planned??!

Gavin Kirkland: I think that Lethal Consequences is going to pull off something that is going to cost him the match! Come on, Theron! You need to move out of the way or do something! Your chances of winning the match are slipping from your grasp! 

Eve: LETHAL CONSEQUENCES FINDS HIMSELF ON THE TOP ROPE AS HE LOOKS DOWN AT THE ‘GOD EMPEROR’ WHO IS LAID ON HIS BACK, MOTIONLESS AND OUT IN THE OPEN! LC FROM THE TOP ROPE! ELBOW DROP ON THERON NIKOLAS! 

Deadprez: Theron Nikolas feels a sharp elbow to his chest as Lethal Consequences goes for the cover on him! 

OOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!

TTTTTTTTTTWWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!

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Gavin Kirkland: OUR ‘GOD EMPEROR’ WITH A KICK OUT!!!! :blessed: :blessed: :blessed:

Eve: I think that must have taken all of the energy from Theron Nikolas who is laying on his side at the moment! I think that he had enough power to kick out of that elbow drop from the former World Heavyweight Champion! But, it seems like Lethal Consequences is looking to wrap up this match for himself! He rises back to his feet as he’s demanding for Theron to get back to his feet! Theron is trying to shake the dizziness out of his head as he tries to make his way back to a vertical base, but he has absolutely no clue what Lethal Consequences is going to hit him with! Theron turns around — ‘LCR’ ON THERON NIKOLAS!!!!!

Deadprez: THERON NIKOLAS DUCKS AT THE LAST POSSIBLE MOMENT!!!!! HE TAKES A PAGE OUT OF MR. DEDEDE’S HANDBOOK WITH A SPEAR, CUTTING LETHAL CONSEQUENCES IN HALF! THERON WITH THE COVER! IS HE GOING TO USE THE FINISHER OF THE MAN THAT GAVE HIM THE TOOLS TO BECOME THE LONGEST-REIGNING ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPION IN EAW HISTORY?!?!?!?

OOOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!

TTTTTTTTTTTTTWWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!

TTTTTTTHHHHHHHHHRRRRRRRRREEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!

Gavin Kirkland: NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! LETHAL CONSEQUENCES KICKS OUT!!!!!

Eve: Theron Nikolas gets to his knees as he tries to get a good hold of Lethal Consequences’ wrist! It seems like we’re going to be seeing ‘Touch of Heroine’ from the ‘God Emperor!’ The rainmaker lariat that has won him matches in his past, but now finds himself as a signature move! He gets a good hold of the wrist of Lethal Consequences! Theron turns LC around, going for the clothesline portion of the move, but LC drops down as Theron stops, but LC with ‘No Cal,’ the punch to the crotch on Theron Nikolas! :damn: :damn: :damn: 

Deadprez: THERON NIKOLAS BENDS BACK THE LEFT HAND OF LETHAL CONSEQUENCES THAT HE INJURED EARLIER IN THE MATCH!!!! HE WAS ABLE TO CATCH LC BEFORE HE DELIVERED A PUNCH TO THE CROTCH!!! THE HAND BEING BENT BACK CAUSES FOR LC TO FALL TO HIS BACK AND NOW, IT SEEMS LIKE THERON IS SLOPPLY KICKING LC IN THE FACE! IT’S ALMOST LIKE THERON IS CHECKING TO SEE LC ISN’T DEAD AT THE MOMENT!

Gavin Kirkland: My ‘God Emperor’ is so smart. 🤤

Eve: :skip: Theron Nikolas bends the hand back before delivering a harsh stomp to it! Lethal Consequences wiggles like a fish! Now, Theron goes down to pick up LC, but LC sees the open and wraps up Theron Nikolas in an inside cradle! Is LC going to steal the victory right here?!??!

OOOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!

TTTTTTTTTTWWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

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Deadprez: THERON NIKOLAS COUNTERS THE INSIDE CRADLE AS HE HAS LETHAL CONSEQUENCES BY THE TIGHTS! IS ANY OF THIS FAIR?!??!

OOOOOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!

TTTTTTTTTTTTWWWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

TTTTTTTTTTHHHHHHHRRRRREEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!

(DING! DING! DING!)

(“Paint It Black” plays again as Theron Nikolas rolls himself out of the ring, before experiencing Lethal Consequences’ wrath. LC is in utter disbelief that Theron snatched the victory away from him, but Theron is on his knees at the bottom of the ramp, feeling relieved that his outsmarting paid off.)

Gina Romano: THE WINNER OF THIS MATCH…THERON NIKOLAS!!!!!!

Gavin Kirkland: Our ‘God Emperor’ pulled this off! I really thought that we were going to see Lethal Consequences walk away, but Theron was able to shift his body in order to have LC’s shoulders pinned to the ground. What an intelligent man who was able to go through so much to win the match.

Eve: Are we going to ignore the fact that he needed to have Lethal Consequences’ tights to keep him down?

Gavin Kirkland: I don’t know what you’re talking about, Eve.

Deadprez: Lethal Consequences doesn’t look happy as Theron Nikolas nearly robbed this man out of a victory! 

Gavin Kirkland: That’s wrestling, DP! You win some. You lose some. For Theron Nikolas, he won and things are looking up for him! Cheers to our ‘God Emperor!’

(The Camera Pans to the video footage of Deadprez as he begins to speak about Jack Ripley and Amir Yusuf.)

Deadprez: Tradition is the important foundation in professional wrestling especially for those newer stars that come in with all kinds of hopes and dreams, you know what I’m saying? But in that journey, the young and next generation sometimes find it extremely hard to adjust especially in the EAW, a place where the talent pool is full of veterans. When you look at the influx of new talent that comes here, I would say that maybe 30% stick around, that is not a large number considering, some leave by intimidation or don’t want to pay their dues but that is not the case with Amir Yusuf. Amir came in a house of fire; he planted his flag very early in his career and became a Rookie of the Year. He was riding high on everything. Became the New Breed Champion in his home country, a truly special moment for him but then things started to fall apart when he lost the Championship to Jon Kelton.

(It switches too footage from the match between Amir Yusuf and Jon Kelton)

Eve: AMIR YUSUF SHOVES JON KELTON INTO THE TURNBUCKLE! AMIR PULLS JON BACK IN AN INVERTED POSITION! IT SEEMS LIKE WE’RE GOING TO BE SEEING THE ‘AYC’ — HIS VARIATION OF THE ROLLING CUTTER, BUT JON IS ABLE TO BRIDGE HIMSELF OUT OF POSITION FOR AMIR’S FINISHER! HE RUSHES TOWARDS JON, BUT JON HITS AN ELBOW TO AMIR, WHICH GETS HIM TO STAGGER BACK! BUT, THIS DOES NOT STOP FROM AMIR TO GOING AFTER JON! HE TAKES THE FIGHT TO ‘THE CHOSEN ONE!’

Deadprez: ‘GOD’S LAST GIFT!’ — THE SPANISH FLY FROM JON KELTON CATCHES AMIR YUSUF OUT OF NOWHERE AND JON GOES FOR THE COVER! OH MY GOD! HE JUST CAUGHT AMIR YUSUF WITH THAT SPANISH FLY FROM OUT OF NOWHERE?! IS THIS REALLY GOING TO BE ENOUGH TO DETHRONE THE NEW BREED CHAMPION?!?!

OOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!

TTTTTTTTTTTWWWWWWWWOOOOOOO!!!!!!!

TTTTTTTTTTTHHHHHHRRRRRREEEEEEEEEE!!!!!

(DING! DING! DING!)

(“Last Strike” plays through the speakers once again as the crowd in the Mohegan Sun Arena explodes out of their seats. Jon Kelton rolls off of Amir Yusuf and is slamming his fist against the mat, clearly over the moon over the outcome. London Zelaya rolls over to side hug Jon, telling him that he did it. The referee is handing Jon the New Breed Championship as Jon snatches the title before touching his forehead on the cold plate of the title. This a moment between him, the title and the roads and setbacks that he’s had since his return to the company.)

Gina Romano: THE WINNER AND….NEW EAW NEW BREED CHAMPION… ‘THE CHOSEN ONE’…JON KELTON!!!!!!!!!

(The footage ends and shows Deadprez again speaking….)

Deadprez: Everything changed after that for Amir. He was still having great matches, but you can see that he was starting to lose faith in the process. I think a lot of it has to do with the successes of the mainstays here, he lost patience and instead we started to see a new Amir, he wasn’t the heart of the EAW anymore, he became more of a cancer. When Amir faced Theron Nikolas there was a lot of questions if he could hang, well Amir proved more than ever that he was indeed on a different level, especially after Dia Del Diablo. Had a great showing at the Grand Rampage, but after losing his chance to be a part in the Cash in the Vault match, Jack Ripley stepped back into Showdown and laid out the challenge. This is exactly what Amir has been looking for, a chance to face one of the legends and future Hall of Famers in Ripley. The former World Champion though is looking for one thing and that is to reestablish himself as the singles phenom he is. But after last week? Amir was not impressed.

(It switches to footage from last week.)

Gina Romano: HERE IS YOUR WINNER…JACK RIPLEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Eve: WHAT A RETURN HERE TO SHOWDOWN FOR JACK RIPLEY!!!!!

Gavin Kirkland: My head still hurts…

Eve: Your fault.

Deadprez: Abel Atami put up a fight here tonight, but in the end it wasn’t enough, as Jack Ripley picks up a much needed victory on the road to Pain For Pride!

(Jack Ripley would continue to celebrate his victory in the middle of the ring, as the Camera begins to fade away…but suddenly…)

 Gavin Kirkland: :krabs:

Eve: ‘WHEN REALITY HITS’!!! JACK RIPLEY WASN’T EXPECTING IT AND AMIR YUSUF HITS THE ROLLING CUTTER FROM OUT OF NOWHERE! RIPLEY IS OUT OF IT AND NOW AMIR YUSUF IS JUST LAYING WASTE TO RIPLEY!

Deadprez: LEFTS AND RIGHTS, AND RIPLEY CAN’T EVEN DEFEND HIMSELF BECAUSE HE WAS LAID OUT COLD BY THE ROLLING CUTTER! :lupe: Amir Yusuf now grabs a hold of Jack Ripley, before locking in the Koji Clutch! ‘Time To Die’ is locked in, and it is locked in tight as Jack Ripley has absolutely nowhere to go, and he is completely out of it!

(After a few moments, Amir Yusuf would let go of the Koji Clutch, before getting back up to his feet. He grabs a Microphone, and looks down at a knocked-out Jack Ripley.)

Amir Yusuf: Amir Yusuf? Versus Jack Ripley? Pain For Pride? You’re on.

(Amir would throw down the Microphone, laughing at a fallen Jack Ripley, as he would exit the ring, and walk up the ramp.)

Eve: The Old School versus The New School at Pain For Pride…it’s on!!

(The final image is of Jack Ripley, who is completely out of it as the Referee runs into the ring to check in on him. The Camera fades to a commercial.)

(As the video ends it transitions back to Deadprez.)

Deadprez: And like Eve said just there, this is the New versus the Old School, can Amir show the established guard that he is ready to get on that next level and set himself up for Season 16? Or will Jack Ripley remind us all why he is a former Answers World Champion? At Pain for Pride? We are about to find out.

(The camera slowly fades to a commercial break before fading to the next Showdown Season 15 Rewind.)(As it comes back from commercial break, the camera pans to Gina Romano and the announcement of the Main Event.)

Gina Romano: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN!! The following contest is a Trip To Purgatory match with TV time remaining! This match can only be won through knockout or surrendering! The winner of this match will face The Haircare Kings at Dia Del Diablo for the EAW Unified Tag Team Championships! 

( Lights flicker as the camera pans through the ring. 6ft poles attached to the ring posts are wrapped with single chains hanging to various points on the ring with various weapons hanging. There are also sides of a steel cage surrounding the ring.  “Shake It” by Metro Station blasts through the speakers of the Target Center. It brings out an ear-deafening pop as Chris Elite and Jake Smith jerk the curtains and approach the entranceway. Both competitors carry their EAW Unified Tag Team Championships on their waists with pride while they make their way down towards the squared circle. )

Gina Romano: PLEASE WELCOME THE EAW UNIFIED TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS…. THE HAAAIIRRRCARREEE KIIIINGS!!

Deadprez: These are the two men that either The Ice Aces or Serotonin will face for the EAW Unified Tag Team Championships at Dia Del Diablo. Hot off the press off their King Of Elite singles bouts, Jake Smith and Chris Elite are looking forward to their first major championship defense. Smith and Elite have represented the division with pride with Elite being in the King of Elite finals and Smith nearly winning the EAW National Elite Championships.

Eve: The tag team championships previous to The Haircare Kings have been dominant in their own right, but Smith and Elite have no plans to rest on their laurels and return the tag team division into the stagnant state it was in before. They have made it known that their team will not go unnoticed. Either it is the Ice Aces or Serotonin, they surely have more than their hands full. 

( While Chris Elite and Jake Smith interact with fans at ringside, their theme song goes silent and is immediately accompanied with “Just Stop” by Serotonin. With what was once a content Minnesota crowd, the entire Target Center is filled to the brim with boos. Jonny Airhart and Pandora Paisley arrogantly march onto the stage and try to stay  level-headed despite the boos. They slightly indulge in their egos by mocking the crowd on their way down to the ring. )

Gina Romano: INTRODUCING FIRST! In a combined weight of 23 stones.. PANDORA PAISLEY… JONNY AIRHART…. SERRROOOOOTONNNIINNNNNNN!!!

Eve: Serotonin has been quick to make quite an impact in the tag team division. They have been steadily establishing themselves as future tag team champions, and this is the perfect opportunity to prove that. They have been able to get the upper hand over The Ice Aces multiple times in their feud, and tonight is where their blood-boiling rivalry meets its end. The Ice Aces were the one who came up with the whole Trip To Purgatory stipulation, and I am sure this is the last thing that Serotonin wanted to be in to earn their championship opportunity. The stipulation would have been completely different had Jonny Airhart defeated Usagi Senshi, but that is what happens when you get too cocky.

Deadprez: If Airhart didn’t get too cocky with the match, then this match would have been to their advantage. However, his ego got in his way and The Ice Aces are walking into this match knowing exactly how they are going to use the Trip To Purgatory stipulation to their advantage. However, Serotonin has shown to be the more dominant duo. They are the more cerebral tag team and know how to use every part of that ring. The Ice Aces will need to beware of their versatility and mind games. Serotonin are confident as they enter this hellacious structure, but they are mocking the crowd as they usually do. 

( SEROTONIN continues to rile up the Minnesota crowd before their discontent immediately shifts to a rumbling pop. “Band-Maid” by Thrill begins to play as The Ice Aces explode out of the curtains and joyfully makes their presence known. Jonny Airhart and Pandora Paisley take umbrage at how the crowd instantly switched up with the disgusted look on their faces.  As The Ice Aces come closer towards the squared circle, both of their respective partners hold back from Paisley and Senshi from lying hands before the bell. ) 

Gina Romano: AND THEIR OPPONENT! At a combined weight of 245 pounds.. THEY ARE USAGI SENSHI.. AYU MEGUMI…. THE ICCEEEE ACEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSS!!!

Gavin Kirkland: DID YOU HEAR THAT POP FOR THE GREATEST TAG TEAM ON EARTH! NOT ONLY DID THE VOLUME RAISE IN THIS SHIT, BUT MY BONER DID AS WELL!!

Deadprez: The confidence of the Ice Aces are radiating through their skin. They have waited for this moment. After months of repeatedly crossing paths with Serotonin, they have a huge opportunity to end it once and for all. Their rivalry will end where they have a huge advantage being the stipulation. The Ice Aces have the upper edge over them, but like we said; Serotonin’s brilliant mind games and rule manipulation are what they need to watch out about.

Eve: The fact that the Ice Aces chose a stipulation that will force them to stay at one spot at all times knows that they are aware of their tendencies. They know exactly what they are capable of, but when Serotonin gets going, they will have a lot of trouble addressing that problem. This is going to be a great tag team match and hopefully put back more eyes on the EAW tag team division. The Haircare Kings have the best seats in the house and will witness who their next challenger is.

( DING! DING! DING! )

Deadprez: The main event of the first ever Super Showdown events has begun and SEROTONIN QUICKLY RUNS TO THE WALLS TO GRAB WEAPONS!! SEROTONIN COULD GET THE IMMEDIATE ADVANTAGE IF THEY EQUIP THEMSELVES WITH THOSE INSTRUMENTS OF DEATH, BUT THE ICE ACES PULL THEM OFF THE ROPES AND STOPS THEM FROM DOING SO!! USAGI SENSHI IS ON JONNY AIRHART WHILE PANDORA PAISLEY EXCHANGE STRIKES WITH AYU MEGUMI!! THIS MATCH HAS BEGUN AND WE ALREADY HAVE AN ALL-OUT BRAWL ON OUR HANDS!

Eve: PANDORA PAISLEY IS OVERPOWERING MEGUMI AS SHE THRUSTS HER INTO THE CORNER TURNBUCKLES!! JONNY AIRHART KICKS THE MIDSECTION AND TRIES TO IRISH WHIP HER INTO THE WALL!! BUT MEGUMI TURNS IT AROUND AND AIRHART GOES FACE FIRST INTO- NO!! AIRHART JUMPS ONTO THE ROPES AND LEAPS OFF THE WALL!! AND HE DESCENDS OFF THE WALL ONTO USAGI!! Airhart lands on his feet as Usagi comes off the ropes! AND USAGI GOES FOR THE BICYCLE KNEE STRIKE RIGHT OUT OF THE GATE!!

Gavin Kirkland: YES!! NO!! USAGI MISSES AS AIRHART DROPS HER WITH A NECKBREAKER!! Jonny Airhart had that scouted as he now pulls Usagi up to her feet. Pandora Paisley standing on the middle ropes and raining down on Megumi  with a ground-and-pound! ONE!! TWO!! THREE!! FOUR!! FIVE!! SIX- MEGUMI SLIDES UNDERNEATH HER LEGS!! AND SHE PUSHES PAISLEY AS SHE GOES FACE FIRST INTO THE CAGE!! MEGUMI NOW ROLLS INTO THE CENTER OF THE RING!! AIRHART SEES HER COMING AND TRIES TO STOP HER!!

Eve: USAGI COMES FROM BEHIND AND WRAPS HER ARMS AROUND HIS WAIST!! AND MEGUMI WITH A DROPKICK FOLLOWED BY A RELEASE GERMAN SUPLEX FROM USAGI SENSHI!! THE ICE ACES HAVE GOTTEN THE ADVANTAGE RIGHT OUT OF THE GATE AS THEY NOW TARGET PANDORA PAISLEY WHO IS STAGNANT ON THE TOP TURNBUCKLE! Such a violent start to this match as Usagi and Ayu are double teaming Paisley on the top turnbuckle! Paisley is trying to fend them off but I don’t think the numbers are in her favor at all! Megumi and Megumi are just taking turns delivering vicious forearm strikes to Paisley! She is just getting peppered unprotected with those forearm smashes!

Deadprez: Jonny Airhart brings herself up to her feet and addresses the situation. The Ice Aces had this planned as MEGUMI IMMEDIATELY SOARS OFF THE TOP TURNBUCKLE!! AND SHE LOOKS TO DESCEND ONTO AIRHART WITH A MOONSAULT!! MEGUMI FALLS RIGHT INTO THE REVERSE FRONT FACE LOCK! AND SHE SIGNALS USAGI TO TURN AROUND AND LEAP OFF THE TOP TURNBUCKLE!! LOOKS LIKE THEY ARE GOING FOR A DOUBLE TEAM MANEUVER, BUT PANDORA GRABS USAGI AND SMASHES HER HEAD INTO THE SIDE OF THE WALL!! AIRHART COUNTERS THE REVERSE FACE LOCK AND HOISTS HER UP INTO A FIREMAN’S CARRY!! 

Eve: Pandora Paisley is just mashing and grinding Usagi Senshi’s into the chains as Airhart drops Ayu! AYU FLIPS OFF THE FIREMAN’S CARRY!! AND SHE GOES FOR A JUMPING GAMENGIRI KICK!! AIRHART SNATCHES HER LEG IN MID-AIR AND DROPS HER INTO A HEEL HOOK!! BRILLIANT WRESTLING FROM JONNY AIRHART AS THIS IS WHAT SEROTONIN IS ALL ABOUT! AIRHART IS USING HIS OTHER LEG TO KICK THE BACK OF HER HEAD IN!! THIS MATCH COULD END IN A HURRY AND WE COULD DETERMINE THE NEXT CHALLENGERS FOR THE HAIRCARE KINGS!! 

Deadprez: Pandora Paisley places one of the chains right in front of Usagi Senshi’s neck on the top rope! AND SHE STARTS TO CHOKE SENSHI WITH THE CHAIN!!! GREAT RING AWARENESS FROM PANDORA PAISLEY!! THE CROWD IS BOOING AS THEY THINK THIS MATCH MIGHT END EXACTLY LIKE THIS! AND NOW SENSHI IS ABLE TO GRAB AHOLD OF THE SINGAPOREAN CANE ABOVE HER!! AND SHE SMASHES IT ACROSS THE FACE OF PAISLEY!! PAISLEY SLOWS DOWN, BUT SHE GRABS THE CANE RIGHT OUT OF HER HANDS AND PRESSES IT AGAINST HER HEAD!! ADDED DAMAGE TO THE CHAIN CHOKE MECHANISM AS HER ESCAPE ATTEMPT FAILED AND IT IS BEING USED AGAINST HER!

Gavin Kirkland: This is kind of getting me hard! Serotonin is about to punch their ticket to Dia Del Diablo! OH THERE IS USAGI ACTUALLY DOING SOMETHING!! Usagi is holding onto the bottom rope, but there are no rope breaks in this match! Usagi can still legally surrender from this match, but she has no intentions to do so! Usagi is up on one foot, but Airhart still got that heel hook tight on that other leg! What in the world is Usagi thinking here! USAGI GRABS THE LEG OF PANDORA PAISLEY!! PAISLEY LOSES BALANCE, FALLS OFF THE TOP ROPE AND GOES CRASH LANDING ONTO HER OWN TAG TEAM PARTNER!! MALFUNCTION IN THE FUNCTION AS USAGI SENSHI SAVED THE ICE ACES’ CHANCES OF GOING TO DIA DEL DIABLO FROM GOING UP IN ASHES!! What a brilliant plan right there as Serotonin took such an ugly collision.

Deadprez: Ayu Megumi is desperately gasping for oxygen after Pandora Paisley was on the precipice of choking her to death. Both respective tag teams depend on their members to get up to their feet as they now charge at each other once again! Serotonin was hugely affected by that ugly collision as The Ice Aces gets the upper hand! THE ICE ACES FLOOR THEIR OPPONENTS WITH STEREO HURRICANRANA!! AND THEN NOW THEY GRAB SEROTONIN AND WHIPS THEM FACE FIRST INTO THE WALL OFF THE STEEL CAGE!! AND OFF THAT IMPACT, THEY WALK RIGHT INTO STEREO RELEASE GERMAN SUPLEXES!! THE KIP UP TO THEIR FEET AS THEY ARE FEEDING OFF THE ELECTRIC ATMOSPHERE HERE IN THE MIDWEST!

Eve: SEROTONIN are down and out in the center of the ring as The Ice Aces climb the cage to search for weapons! Usagi Senshi grabs ahold of an MMA black belt with barbed wire wrapped around it while Ayu Megumi grabs a steel chair that was hanging from the top corner of the cage. 

Deadprez: They drop down to the canvas and wait for Serotonin to get back up to their feet. Paisley and Airhart turn around as SENSHI AND MEGUMI LUNGE TOWARDS THEM WITH THEIR RESPECTIVE WEAPON-

**SLASH!!**

Gavin Kirkland: WHAT IN THE BLUE FUCK!! SEROTONIN SLICES THEM WITH THOSE PLAYING CARDS!! THIS IS AIRHART’S SIGNATURE MOVE AS PAISLEY DOES THE SAME THING!! AND THEY NOW SLICE THEIR BACK WITH THE CARD!! AND THEY THROW THE CARD AT THEM!! THEY CATCH THE CARD AND SEROTONIN USES THE DISTRACTION TO FLOOR THEM WITH STEREO CLOTHESLINES!! SEROTONIN IS BACK IN THIS MATCH JUST LIKE THAT! Jonny Airhart picks up Usagi Senshi and hangs her on the top turnbuckle in a tree of woe position. Airhart Irish whips Paisley as Paisley looks to hit a hesitation dropkick onto the hanging Senshi! BUT MEGUMI KIPS-UP OFF THE GROUND AND CONNECTS WITH A ROUNDHOUSE KICK RIGHT ACROSS THE FACE!! I THINK I JUST SAW A TOOTH FLYING OUT!

Deadprez: Jonny Airhart reels into the corner turnbuckles whereas Pandora Paisley looks to take care of Ayu Megumi! MEGUMI WITH AN OVERHEAD KICK!! BUT PAISLEY GRABS THE FOOT AND TRIES TO GO FOR THE HEEL HOOK!! THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT AIRHART DID EARLIER! BUT MEGUMI ROLLS THROUGH AND PAISLEY GOES FACE FIRST INTO THE HANGING TRASH CAN LID RIGHT ABOVE THE ROPES! UNFORTUNATE TIME AND PLACE FOR PAISLEY  AS MEGUMI NOW COMES FROM BEHIND! AND SHE MAY BE GOING FOR STARSTORM THIS EARLY IN THIS MATCH!! THE DRAGON SUPLEX COMING RIGHT UP!

Eve: BUT PAISLEY TWISTS OUT AND DROPS HER WITH A SIT-OUT JAWBREAKER!! MEGUMI IS STUNNED AS SHE NOW REBOUNDS OFF THE SECOND ROPE!! AND INSTINCTIVELY RESPONDS WITH THE RUNNING BICYCLE KNEE STRIKE OFF THE DOME OF HIS HEAD! PAISLEY IS DOWN AS AIRHART GETS BACK UP TO HIS FEET!! AND SPLASHES DOWN ONTO MEGUMI WITH A STANDING SHOOTING STAR PRESS!! GREAT ATHLETICISM AS LOOK; USAGI SENSHI SPRINGBOARDS OFF THE TOP ROPE!! AND SHE GOES FOR A SPRINGBOARD MOONSAULT!!

Deadprez: JONNY AIRHART GRABS THE STEEL CHAIR AND DRIVES THE EDGE INTO HER THROAT!! USAGI SENSHI IS GRABBING HER THROAT IN PAIN!! AIRHART NOW HOLDS THE CHAIR IN FRONT OF HIS CHEST WHILE JUMPING ONTO THE SECOND ROPE!! AND SHE MOONSAULTS OVER!! AND USES THE STEEL CHAIR FOR ADDED IMPACT DAMAGE AS HE DESCENDS ONTO SENSHI WITH A SPRINGBOARD MOONSAULT!! ABSOLUTELY BRUTAL FROM AIRHART, BUT HE MAY HAVE TAKEN AS MUCH BRUNT AS HIM AS WELL!! THAT STEEL CHAIR WENT CRASHING INTO HIS PECTORAL AREA AS AIRHART FRANTICALLY HELPS PAISLEY UP TO HER FEET.

Gavin Kirkland: Serotonin has acquired the upper hand over both of their opponents yet again in this match as they both bring up Ayu Megumi up to her feet. Airhart lifts Megumi up and drops her into an inverted Atomic Drop before momentarily hoisting her up into the air with a bear hug. Pandora Paisley runs the ropes and leaps over Jonny Airhart’s shoulders! AND SHE DRIVES HER LEG INTO THE MUSHER OF MEGUMI WITH A JUMPING LEG LARIAT! THEY CALL THAT THE LOBOTOMIZED MANEUVER, BUT THEY ARE NOT FINISHED YET!! AIRHART HOLDS ONTO MEGUMI’S LEGS AND SLINGSHOTS HER INTO THE SKIES!! AND PAISLEY CATCHES MEGUMI!! AND PLOPS HER DOWN WITH A SAMOAN DROP!! GREAT TEAMWORK!

Deadprez: Jonny Airhart catapulted Usagi Senshi into a catch Samoan Drop from Pandora Paisley. That is vintage tag team wrestling right there as Serotonin now places their undivided attention onto Ayu Megumi! Ayu Megumi is in the corner as Airhart IRISH WHIPS PAISLEY INTO HER!! PAISLEY WITH A DROPKICK INTO THE CORNER AND AIRHART FOLLOWS UP WITH A CLOTHESLINE BEFORE THROWING HER INTO A SEATED POSITION INTO THE CENTER OF THE RING!! PAISLEY RUNS INTO THE ROPES AND REBOUNDS OFF INTO A PRECISION PENALTY KICK ACROSS THE JAW OF MEGUMI!! AND HERE COMES AIRHART!! HE TURNS AROUND AND FLIPS OVER FOR A STANDING MOONSAUL-

Eve: USAGI SENSHI DROPKICKS AIRHART IN THE MIDDLE OF THE BACKFLIP AND HIS FEET COLLIDES ALMOST PERFECTLY INTO THE BACK OF PANDORA PAISLEY’S HEAD AS SHE WAS POSING! SENSHI TIMED THAT PERFECTLY AND THAT COMBINATION WAS UNABLE TO BE COMPETED BY SEROTONIN!! Senshi now grabs Paisley and hoists her up into a suplex! AND SHE TOSSES HER FORWARD INTO ONE OF THE CHAINS AND PAISLEY GOES SLIDING DOWN THE CHAINS PAINFULLY AND COLLAPSING ONTO THE APRON! Senshi sees Airhart getting up to his feet and jumps onto to the top turnbuckle! AND SHE LOOKS TO GO FOR THAT CORNER SPRINGBOARD ROUNDHOUSE KICK!! FATALITY IN BOUND!

Gavin Kirkland: AIRFART ROLLS UNDER THE TARGET ZONE AND SENSHI MISSES THE FATALITY ATTEMPT!! Airfart grabs the trash can lid from one of the chains and smashes it into her midsection! He slides the lid onto the ground directly under the upper head area of Senshi! AND HE PULLS HER DOWN INTO SOME SORT OF TWISTED STO!! AND HE DROPS SENSHI ONTO THE TRASH CAN LID WITH A TWISTING DDT!! THE CROWD ABSOLUTELY SCREECHES IN UNISON AS YOU COULD HEAR THAT IMPACT! Airhart tells the referee to check in on her to see if she is potentially knocked out. Airhart is just soaking in the boos, spreading his arms and living in the moment! This could be the match winning moment that will lead him one step closer to winning his first EAW championship gold!

Deadprez: Ayu Megumi gets up onto her feet and comes from behind! AIRHART WITH A BACK ELBOW TO THE FACE!! NOW!! MEGUMI DUCKS THE BACK ELBOW AND SNATCHES THE FRONT OF THE WAIST!! AND SHE DRIVES HIM DOWN WITH A BRIDGING NORTHERNS LIGHT SUPLEX!! AND MEGUMI ARCHES OVER AND MAINTAINS THE HOLD!! AND SHE LOOKS TO BE GOING FOR AN EXPLODER SUPLEX!! BUT THE HEIGHT ALLOWS AIRHART TO GRAB THE TRASH CAN FROM THE SIDE AND SMASHES IT ONTO THE TAILBONE OF ONE HALF OF SEROTONIN! Megumi goes down to one knee, but she sucks up the damage and elevates him once again! AIRHART WITH AN EVEN STRONGER SMASH WITH THE TRASH CAN AND AYU MEGUMI COMPLETELY LETS GO!

Eve: AND NOW AIRHART PROCEEDS TO DROP THE TRASH CAN ONTO HER BACK!! BUT MEGUMI TURNS OVER AND SENDS A SHOOT KICK TO HIS LEFT KNEECAP!! AIRHART GOES DOWN ONTO ONE KNEE AS MEGUMI NOW GETS UP TO HER FEET AND REBOUNDS OFF THE ROPES!! AND SHE JUMPS INTO THE AIR ONTO AIRHART FOR A JUMPING FOREARM SMASH!

( Jonny Airhart uses the trash can to catch and trap Ayu Megumi. )

Gavin Kirkland: WHAT THE?!?! MEGUMI GETS LITERALLY CAUGHT IN MID AIR WITH THAT TRASH CAN AS AIRHART CONNECTS WITH A DOUBLE FOOT STOMP!! USAGI SENSHI GETS UP AND JUMPS ONTO AIRHART!! AIRHART CATCHES MEGUMI!! AND CONNECTS WITH THE SITOUT SCOOP SLAM PILEDRIVER ONTO THE TRASH CAN THAT AYU MEGUMI IS INSIDE! A TWO FOR ONE SPECIAL THERE AS JONNY AIRHART GETS UP TO HIS FEET AND QUICKLY CLIMBS THE CAGE WALLS FOR A NEW WEAPON!!!

Deadprez: Pandora Paisley is up on her feet and crouches in corner. She is waiting for Ayu Megumi to get up on her feet. Usagi Senshi has yet to move after being crushed inside that trash can. Paisley runs out of the corner and rotates around like a discus! AND LOOKS TO CONNECT WITH THE PANDORA’S BOX!! BUT MEGUMI BLOCKS THE DISCUS BICYCLE KICK WITH A CARTWHEEL EVASION!! AND AYU MEGUMI GOES FOR THE ETHEREAL BLADE!! THE ONE-LEGGED SHOTGUN DROPKICK MISSES AS SENSHI LANDS HARD ON HER HIP!! AND NOW PAISLEY GRABS HER HEAD FROM THE SIDE!

( Jonny Airhart is seen grabbing a retractable baton from the top of the cage. )

Eve: AND PAISLEY LOOKS TO GO FOR THE HEADLOCK DRIVER!! BUT MEGUMI SPINS OUT OF HER ARMS!! AND CONNECTS WITH RYO NO IKARI!! NO!! SUPER KICK IS BLOCKED AS PAISLEY SPINS HER LEG AROUND!! AND PAISLEY CONNECTS WITH A SPINNING HEEL KICK TO THE JAW!! SPIT FLIES OUT OF THE MOUTH OF AYU MEGUMI AS SHE IS STRUGGLING TO REMAIN ON HER FEET!! AND PAISLEY TURNS AROUND AND AIRHART THROWS DOWN THE RETRACTABLE BATON!! AIRHART PROCEEDS TO CLIMB HIGHER ON THE CAGE AS PAISLEY FULLY EXTENDS THAT BATON AND IMPATIENTLY WAITS FOR MEGUMI TO GET UP TO HER FEET!!

Deadprez: PAISLEY SWINGS THE BATON!! BUT USAGI SENSHI COMES FROM OUT OF NOWHERE AND DRIVES THE TRASH CAN ONTO HER FACE!! PAISLEY STILL HAS THE BATON IN HER HAND AS USAGI STRUGGLES TO MAINTAIN HER BALANCE!! SHE USES THE TRASH CAN TO KEEP HER FEET PLANTED AS SHE NOW RUNS THE ROPES!! AND PAISLEY CONNECTS WITH A SUPERKICK!! AND THEN A KICK TO THE SIDE OF THE HEAD!! CAT’S PAW COMBO IS COMPLETED AS PAISLEY NOW GRABS HOLD OF THE BATO-

Eve: MEGUMI JUMPS ONTO THE TOP TURNBUCKLE AND JUMPS OVER!! AND DECIMATES PAISLEY AS SHE WAS BENDING OVER WITH HER SIGNATURE MOONSAULT!! LEAP CONNECTS AS MEGUMI NOW QUICKLY GETS BACK UP TO HER FET AND THROWS THE STEEL CHAIR AT JONNY AIRHART! I BELIEVE THERE IS A SLEDGEHAMMER AT THE VERY TOP OF THE CAGE WALL AS AIRHART WAS TRYING TO GET ON THAT!! AIRHART IS STUNNED ON THE CAGE AS MEGUMI JOINS HIM IN A VERY DANGEROUS POSITION!!

Deadprez: MEGUMI WITH A ROUNDHOUSE KICK TO AIRHART! AND ANOTHER ONE!! AND ANOTHER ONE!! AND SHE GOES FOR ONE FINAL ONE!! BUT AIRHART JUMPS AND REACHES FOR THE CAGE TOP PANEL AND MEGUMI DRIVES HER ROUNDHOUSE KICK INTO THE CINAS!! AND AIRHART GRABS THE SLEDGEHAMMER!! WAIT!! MEGUMI IS ABLE TO HOP OFF AND PUNCHES AIRHART RIGHT IN THE FACE!! AIRHART IS LAID OUT FACE DOWN ON TOP OF THE CAGE AS MEGUMI JOINS HIM ON THE TOP TURNBUCKLE!! Megumi struggles to bring Airhart up to her feet as we now go back down to the canvas!

Gavin Kirkland: Usagi Senshi is leaving that battle up to her tag team partner as she focuses her undivided attention onto Pandora Paisley. Senshi’s face turns into a dirty smirk as she reaches over and retrieves the MMA black belt wrapped with barbed wire. Paisley is still recovering after that moonsault that almost broke her body in half. Senshi walks behind Paisley and WHIPS HER WITH THE MMA BELT!! AND SHE WHIPS HER AGAIN!! AND AGAIN!! AND AGAIN!! AND THEN NOW SHE BEGINS TO WRAP IT AROUND HER NECK!! AND SHE USES IT TO PULL HER UP TO HER FEET!! AND SHE HITS PANDORA WITH A DOUBLE KNEE BACKSTABBER!! GOD DAMN!! THAT BARBED WIRE WENT RIGHT INTO HER NECK PLUS BOUNCING OFF HER TWO KNEES!!

Deadprez: Senshi lets go of Paisley with the MMA belt still in hand. Senshi wraps it around his head once again and ties a knot! WHAT THE HELL? WHAT IS SHE THINKING HERE!! PAISLEY IS SCREAMING IN PAIN TRYING TO GET THE BELT OFF AROUND HER HEAD AS SENSHI NOW JUMPS ONTO THE TOP TURNBUCKLE! AND SHE CONNECTS WITH THE SPRINGBOARD ROUNDHOUSE KICK RIGHT INTO THE FACE! AND CONSIDER THE FACT THAT THE MMA BARBED WIRED BELT AROUND HER FACE GRINDS AGAINST HER FACE!! Paisley is down and out as Senshi recovers underneath the bottom rope. We return to the top of the cage as Airhart is trying to take Megumi!

Eve: Airhart is kicking Megumi’s head in, but Megumi is just absorbing these straight blows to the head! Airhart with one last kick that stuns Megumi in the cage! Megumi is hanging off the wall with one arm as Airhart now grabs ahold of the sledgehammer! BUT MEGUMI GRABS THE SLEDGEHAMMER!! AND SHE PULLS OUT OF HIS ARMS!! AIRHART WITH A SHOCKED FACE AS HE NOW CLIMBS OVER THE CAGE AND CLIMBS ON THE EXTERIOR!! HE IS DESPERATELY TRYING TO DODGE THE SLEDGEHAMMER BLOWS!! IF MEGUMI GETS AIRHART OFF THE CAGE, THEN THEY CAN EASILY FINISH PANDORA PAISLEY OFF IN A NUMBERS GAME COMPETITION!

( Pandora Paisley pushes the referee into the ropes. )

Deadprez: AYU MEGUMI GOES CRASHING DOWN ONTO THE ROPES!! PANDORA PAISLEY IS BRILLIANT!! USAGI SENSHI LOOKS TO PUT HER BACK DOWN AND GOES FOR THE CORNER SPRINGBOARD KNEE STRIKE!! BUT PAISLEY GRABS THE MMA BELT AND DRIVES IT INTO HER FACE AS SHE MADE HER WAY OFF THE TOP TURNBUCKLE! SENSHI IS GRABBING HER FACE IN PAIN AS PANDORA PAISLEY FALLS TO THE GROUND IN PAIN!! MEGUMI IS GRABBING HER RIBS IN PAIN AS SHE ROLLS TO THE CENTER OF THE RING!

Eve: JONNY AIRHART CLIMBS BACK TO THE TOP OF THE SIDE WALL ATTACHED TO THE RING!! AND HE STANDS ON THE RAILING!! WHAT THE HELL IS AIRHART THINKING HERE!! AIRHART DOES THE SIGNS OF THE CROSS BEFORE DIVING OFF THE TOP OF THE CAGE WALL!! AND CRASHES DOWN ONTO AYU MEGUMI WITH THE MODIFIED 630 DEGREE SENTON! MAKING THE MONEY CONNECTS!! AIRHART GRABS HIS NECK IN PAIN AS HE QUICKLY GRABS THE ROPES IN PAIN TO GET UP TO HIS FEET!! BUT AIRHART IS STRUGGLING TO DO WHILE AYU MEGUMI IS COMPLETELY KNOCKED OUT!! COME ON!! THE REFEREE BEGINS TO CHECK IN ON HER!

Deadprez: JONNY AIRHART IS NOW FULLY ON HIS FEET!! HE LEANS ON THE ROPES AS AYU MEGUMI HAS YET TO MOVE!  Airhart is already prematurely celebrating and rightfully so! Ayu Megumi and Usagi Senshi has yet to move! Pandora Paisley has a smile on her face as the crowd is just raining down boos on Serotonin! The Haircare Kings have been on the edge of their seats throughout most of the match as Airhart continues to celebrate before the bell has even rung!

Referee: CAN YOU KEEP-

( Ayu Megumi grabs the steel chair and uses it to prop herself up. )

Deadprez: AYU MEGUMI GETS UP TO HER FEET! YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME! Pandora Paisley and Jonny Airhart can’t believe it! Megumi now sits down on the chair and sits in front of it! AND SHE IS NOW MOCKING SEROTONIN!! PAISLEY AND AIRHART CAN’T BELIEVE IT! AND SEROTONIN NOW CHARGES FULL SPEED AHEAD OF AYU MEGUMI!! AYU MEGUMI YELLS GO AS USAGI SENSHI APPEARS FROM BEHIND MEGUMI AND STEPS OFF HER SHOULDERS!! AND MEGUMI SOARS ONTO SEROTONIN!!

Eve: BUT SEROTONIN CATCHES HER!! THE PLAN DID NOT WORK AS MEGUMI NOTICES AND GRABS THE STEEL CHAIR!! BUT BY THE TIME SHE PICKS IT UP, PANDORA PAISLEY AND JONNY AIRHART CARRIES HER INTO AN ASSISTED GORILLA PRESS!!! AND THEY CHUCK HER INTO AYU MEGUMI!! NO!! USAGI SENSHI GETS OFF THEIR ARMS AND AYU MEGUMI SMASHES THE STEEL CHAIR INTO THE MIDSECTION OF JONNY AIRHART!! AND USAGI SENSHI WITH THE RETRACTABLE BATON ONTO THE BACK OF PANDORA PAISLEY!! MEGUMI CLOCKS AIRHART ONTO THE FOREHEAD WITH THAT REINFORCED STEEL CHAIR AS SENSHI NOW HELPS PANDORA PAISLEY UP TO HER FEET!

Deadprez: Jonny Airhart is down and out while Usagi Senshi holds Paisley up from behind. Paisley has no idea where she is at right now as Senshi puts a steel chair in her hand and holds it up in front of her face! Senshi runs past her into the ropes while Megumi does the same! SENSHI WITH FATALITY!! WHILE MEGUMI SIMULTANEOUSLY CONNECTS WITH THE CLAYMORE KICK TO THE BACK OF THE HEAD!! WITH THE STEEL CHAIR TO THE FACE FOR MORE EVEN DAMAGE!! PANDORA PAISLEY’S FACE BECOMES EVEN MORE BLOODIER AS THE ICE ACES YELL AT THE REFEREE TO LOOK AT HER!!

Eve: JONNY AIRHART COMES FROM BEHIND AND CONNECTS WITH FOREARM SMASH TO THE BACK OF USAGI SENSHI’S HEAD!! AYU MEGUMI COMES FROM BEHIND AND SMASHES THE STEEL CHAIR ONTO THE BACK!! AND USAGI SENSHI REELS BACK AND PLACES ANOTHER STEEL CHAIR FROM THE SIDE OVER THE BACK OF HIS HEAD!! AND NOW AYU MEGUMI RUNS THE ROPES!! AND LOOKS FOR THE ULTIMATE SHINING WIZARD TO THE BACK OF THE HEAD!!!

Deadprez: AYU MEGUMI MISSES AND HER KNEE CRASHES INTO THE STEEL CHAIR!! AND JONNY AIRHART JUMPS UP AND CONNECTS WITH THE JUMPING REVERSE BULLDOG ONTO SENSHI!! AYU MEGUMI REELS OFF THE SECOND ROEP AND KICKS AIRHART’S HEAD OFF WITH THE CLAYMORE KICK! NO!! AIRHART WITH A KIP-UP EVASION!! AND AIRHART WITH A SLIDING KNEE STRIKE TO THE HEAD!! AIRHART FRANTICALLY CHECKS ON PANDORA PAISLEY!! BUT HE DOESN’T SEE MEGUMI REBOUND OFF THE SECOND ROPE OFF THAT PREVIOUS KNEE STRIKE!! AND HE TURNS AROUND!! AND MEGUMI TAKES HIS HEAD OFF WITH THE CLAYMORE KICK!! THAT HAS TO BE IT!

Eve: Usagi Senshi focuses her attention onto Pandora Paisley, who is struggling to even get up on her knees. Senshi sits on the second turnbuckle and waits for Paisley to get up to her feet! Her back is turned against Senshi as the crowd is beginning to buzz what Paisley has in her hands! Senshi is clueless on what she has as she signals for the end!! AND SHE RUNS OUT OF THE CORNER!! AND CHARGES INTO PAISLEY!

( Paisley retracts her baton at the last second and drives it into the nose of Senshi. )

Gavin Kirkland: BANG!! BANG!! BANG!! PANDORA PAISLEY USES HER SPECIAL BATON TO ABSOLUTELY EVISCERATE USAGI SENSHI!! AND THAT HAS TO BE IT!! USAGI SENSHI IS LITERALLY FOLDED LIKe AN ACCORDION!! WASTED LIKE IT IS FUCKING GRAND THEFT AUTO!! THE REFEREE HAS TO END THIS MATCH!

( The referee checks on Usagi Senshi and sees that she is out cold. He goes to ring the bell, but Pandora Paisley pushes him off his feet. )

Pandora Paisley (off-mic): It isn’t done, until I say I am done! You heard me!?!?

Deadprez: What the? The Haircare Kings are just as confused as us as this match is basically over! Pandora Paisley not only wants to vye for the EAW Unified Tag Team Championship, but she aims to take years, possibly decades off the life span of Usagi Senshi! Jonny Airhart looks from his supine position in confusion as Pandora Paisley wants to end Usagi Senshi for good! Airhart is too tired to get up as Paisley now brings Usagi Senshi up to her feet! She grabs the steel chair and wedges it in between her neck and jaw! Oh my god! What is Pandora Paisley thinking here!??

Eve: I THINK SHE IS GOING TO THROW HER HEAD FIRST INTO THE TURNBUCKLE!!! BUT USAGI SENSHI WITH A BRASS KNUCKLES TO THE FACE!! WHAT THE HELL!! USAGI SENSHI GIVES AN ANSWER TO PAISLEY’S SNEAKY BATON WITH BRASS KNUCKLES THAT WAS POTENTIALLY IN HER TIGHTS!! PAISLEY ISN’T COMPLETELY KNOCKED OUT AS SHE IS STILL LEANING ON THE ROPES!! USAGI SENSHI COMES BACK UP TO HER FEET AND JONNY AIRHART LOOKS TO STOP HER FROM DOING MORE DAMAGE!! BUT AYU MEGUMI COMES FROM OUT OF NOWHERE AND DRIVES THAT VERY SLEDGEHAMMER HE INTRODUCED INTO THIS MATCH ONTO HIS DOME!! JONNY AIRHART GETS TURNED INSIDE OUT AS WE FOCUS ON SENSHI CONNECTING WITH BRASS KNUCKLES TO THE FACE ONCE AGAIN!

Gavin Kirkland: Pandora Paisley’s face is literally full of blood as Senshi now brings Paisley up onto the top turnbuckle. Senshi grabs the ring apron and uses a sharp blade from the side of the wall and rips the canvas! Usagi Senshi pulls away the canvas and reveals the hardwood floor underneath! The crowd starts to get up to their feet and buzz as Usagi Senshi is now handed a fresh steel chair from Ayu Megumi! Ayu Megumi sits on the second rope and gives the green light for Usagi Senshi. 

Eve: PANDORA PAISLEY FIGHTS BACK AND KICKS MEGUMI’S HEAD IN FROM DOWN BELOW!! AYU MEGUMI FALLS TO THE CANVAS AS PAISLEY IS TRYING TO PUNCH OUT OF THE PRECARIOUS POSITION!! BUT USAGI SENSHI GRABS THE EDGE OF THE STEEL CHAIR AND JUST SLAMS IT INTO HER NAPE!!

( Usagi Senshi wedges the steel chair in between her head and hooks the arm. Both stand on the top turnbuckle. )

Deadprez: USAGI SENSHI WITH AN AVALANCHE BRAINBUSTER ONTO THE EXPOSED WOOD WITH THE STEEL CHAIR WEDGED AROUND PANDORA PAISLEY’S HEAD!! BOTH COMPETITORS GO CRASHING AND BURNING ONTO THE EXPOSED HARDWOOD AS THE REFEREE CHECKS ON BOTH COMPETITORS!! YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME!

Eve: THE HAIRCARE KINGS, ALL OF US HERE, WE ARE HERE ON OUR FEET AND JAWS DROPPED TO THE FLOOR!! THE POTENTIAL FUTURE OF THE EAW TAG TEAM DIVISION IS UP FOR GRABS HERE AS BOTH USAGI SENSHI AND PANDORA PAISLEY HAS YET TO MOVE!! THE REFEREE SLIDES OVER AND CHECKS ON THEIR WELL BEING AS THIS MAY BE THE ENDING OF THIS MATCH!!

Crowd: WE WRESTLE!! WE WRESTLE!!! WE WRESTLE!!

Deadprez: This is what professional wrestling is all about! Even with the flashy stipulation, these competitors showcased top premiere wrestling and showed the best of their abilities. The referee continues to see if they’re conscious or not and gets up to his feet! He checks on their conscience once again!

( The referee gets down on the ground to check the essentially unconscious individuals. He checks their pulse, their breathing, and talks to them, and gets back up to his feet. )

Deadprez: WHAT IS HAPPENING HERE!?!

Pandora Paisley: ….

Usagi Senshi: ….

Jake Smith and Chris Elite: :lupe: !!

Deadprez, Gavin Kirkland, and Eve: :lupe:!!!

Referee: THAT’S IT!! RING THE BE-

( Usagi Senshi grabs the referee’s leg, indicating that she is conscious. )

Deadprez: USAGI SENSHI IS CONSCIOUS!! AND THE REFEREE SEES PANDORA PAISLEY IMMOBILE AND RINGS THE BELL!!

( DING! DING! DING! ) 

( “Band-Maid” by Thrill echoes throughout the speakers to a huge pop as a look of relief overcomes the face of Usagi Senshi. The cage walls and chains are gradually removed from the ring as medics unravel from ringside and check on everyone in the ring. )

Gina Romano: HERE IS YOUR WINNER…. AND THE NEW NUMBER ONE CONTENDERS TO THE EAW UNIFIED TAG TEAM DIVISION VIA KNOCKOUT… USAGI SENSHI AND AYU MEGUMI… THE ICEEE ACESS!!

(Ayu Megumi wraps her arms around Usagi Senshi who is barely moving, Ayu can barely muster the strength so they lay on the floor just embraced next to the body of Pandora. Ayu turns and yes at Paisley, even grabbing her by the head and screaming while tears flowing from her eyes before slamming her head back. Jonny can barely crawl over to his partner, exhausted and bloody.)

Deadprez: FOUR STARS WERE BORN HERE TONIGHT ON SHOWDOWN! WIN OR LOSE THIS WAS ONE OF THE BLOODIEST MATCHES WE HAVE EVER SEEN ON THIS PROGRAM! ALL FOUR WRESTLERS CAME TO FIGHT! SEROTONIN AND THE ICE ACES PUT EVERYTHING ON THE LINE HERE AND THEY DID IT FOR A CHANCE AT THE HAIRCARE KINGS UNIFIED TAG TEAM TITLES! 

Eve: ABSOLUTELY BRUTAL ESPECIALLY FOR THESE FOUR YOUNG LIONS IN THE EAW AND BLUE BRAND! THEY WERE GIVEN THE MAIN EVENT STAGE AND THEY DELIVERED! BUT YOU HAVE TO QUESTION PANDORA PAISLEY’S DECISION! SHE HAD THE MATCH WON! SHE HAD IT WON! BUT DECIDED TO CONTINUE WITH THE PAIN WHICH IN THE END COST HER AND JONNY!

Gavin Kirkland: MY Kitty,….. Somebody help her! She has not moved, this was absolutely horrifying and I never want to see this match again! The Ice Aces though go on to face the Haircare Kings at Dia Del Diablo and we don’t even know the stipulations yet! 

(The Haircare Kings are on their feet giving their golf claps looking both impressed at the performances from both teams here tonight. Usagi and Ayu are crying as the EMT’s rush the ring. Jonny still sits against the barricade, Pandora hasn’t moved at all.)

Deadprez: We have to go but I hope you enjoyed this Super Showdown with a Free Per View worthy Main Event! We are concerned about Pandora here, the EMT’s are coming! For Eve and Gavin Kirkland! We will see you in Milwaukee next week! Thank you and have a great night!

(The camera focuses on the Ice Aces still embraced in tears, the  EMT’s now coming to their aid as the last shot is of Pandora Paisley whose eyes are now open, covered in blood is staring up at the lights.)

 (The camera cuts back to ringside where it is silent for a few seconds before “Streets” (Instrumental) by Doja Cat starts to play. Seconds later, Aurora Monroe enters the arena to a mixed reaction from the crowd. She takes a moment to flex before walking down the entrance ramp.)

Gina Romano: Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome “The Tempest” AURORA MONROE!

Deadprez: Here comes a young lady with a lot of confidence heading down to the ring and from the look on her face, she has something on her mind that she wants to talk about. She’ll need that confidence come next week in Las Vegas.

Eve: That’s right. She has perhaps the biggest match of her young career at Pain for Pride. She’s part of a triple threat match for the New Breed Title where she and Voltage’s Ruler will challenge Dynasty’s Alex Myers for the championship.

Gavin Kirkland: Of course Aurora is going to win because she’s part of Showdown and Showdown rules. Those other two just can’t compare to the beauty and power of Aurora Monroe. I can’t wait to hear what she has to say.

(Aurora slowly enters the ring and grabs the microphone from Gina Romano before “kindly” telling her to leave the ring.)

Deadprez: You’re about to get your wish because she has a microphone and looks ready to talk.

(Aurora silently waits for her entrance music to fade out. As soon as it does, she gets a confident look on her face as she brings up the microphone.)

Aurora Monroe: Alright alright. Let me go ahead and get the most obvious thing out of the way right now.

Aurora Monroe: I mean it’s very obvious to see that the last few weeks haven’t exactly been the best for me. Hell, it’s been rough to say the least. 

(Aurora rolls her eyes before continuing to speak.)

Aurora Monroe: It pains me that I haven’t exactly left as much of an impression that I wanted around EAW, especially since we are so close to the biggest show of the season, Pain for Pride, and it led me to question myself and wonder if my path was certain or not. 

Aurora Monroe: I’m not just talking about my path towards Pain for Pride. I am talking about also questioning my overall future in Elite Answers Wrestling. Was there still a path of success for me? Or has my luck dwindled and my future around here fizzled out?

Gavin Kirkland: As long as you stay on Showdown, you will always have success around here.

Eve: Will you shut up, you pervert? 

Aurora Monroe: Now even though I had those thoughts of doubt swirling through my head, I was NEVER going to let the doubt get the better of me.

(Aurora stops talking for a second as she wiggles her finger towards the camera as if she was saying “Not going to happen”.)

Aurora Monroe: Oh no. I am not just going to stand down from a challenge and let myself fade into obscurity like the rest of my peers. It will be a cold day in hell before I let that happen.

Aurora Monroe: Instead of waiting for death and obscurity to consume me. Do you know what I am going to do? I have set out on a mission to force myself into the Pain for Pride picture in absolutely any way I can. By any. Means. Necessary.

Aurora Monroe: When I set my mind to something, I plan on getting results. Look what happened, people. I set out to get myself a trip to Pain for Pride, and lo and behold, that’s EXACTLY what I did. Here I am. Finding myself in a match for the New Breed Championship. Go figure.

(Aurora takes a second to soak in the thought that everything is going according to plan as the crowd gives her another mixed reaction.)

Aurora Monroe: I mean I get it. Ruler and Alex have this nice cute little story going on where they know each other and have history with each other from whatever company they were in or whatever dumpster they hung out around. But let’s be honest. I really don’t care about any of that stuff between them two.

Aurora Monroe: I mean I just came in and interjected myself into the picture and I took the opportunity that was open for me. I’m not stupid. I’m not going to let an opportunity like this pass me by. Now that I have the chance, I am dead set on making sure that everybody recognizes that I’m not just A favorite going into Pain for Pride. I want people to know I am THE favorite.

(Aurora pauses for a second to flex her bicep, before continuing on.)

Aurora Monroe: Beating the crap out Alex and Ruler was just step one. Step two was costing Ruler his match a few weeks ago. Alex and Ruler just need to realize that I am going to continue to progress in big strides until I reach my ultimate goal.

Aurora Monroe: That ultimate goal is to make sure that I leave Las Vegas and Pain for Pride with my first Championship in Elite Answers Wrestling.

Aurora Monroe: The New Breed Champion might think that I am out of my league and that I “interjected” myself into this match, but that’s their opinion. They might think that it’ll take a lot more than just “waltzing in” to walk out with a championship, but here I am. One match away from becoming the New Breed Champion.

Aurora Monroe: They also think that I am undeserving of being the New Breed Champion, but at the end of the match, I could just as easily be walking away with the New Breed Championship that you are wanting to elevate so badly. When I win the match, I will most definitely earn the New Breed Championship.

(Aurora gives a small glare to the camera and shakes her head in annoyance before continuing on.)

Aurora Monroe: They’ll learn. Everybody will learn exactly why Aurora is the biggest threat in this triple threat match. And everyone will learn and witness why exactly that Aurora Monroe is the one person in the match that everybody will be paying attention to once everything is said and done. At Pain for Pride, The Era of Alex Myers gets destroyed and everybody will bear witness to the Tempest Era of the New Breed Championship and of Elite Answers wrestling.

(Aurora drops the microphone on the mat and soaks in the reaction of the crowd… which is still a mixed reaction… before she goes to exit the ring as “Streets” (Instrumental) starts playing once again as Aurora heads up the entrance ramp.)

Deadprez: Strong words and such confidence coming from Aurora Monroe. She is hungry and determined to make her mark in EAW and she is going to use Pain for Pride to make the biggest statement she can. Destroy the competition and win the New Breed Championship on the biggest stage of EAW’s season.

Gavin Kirkland: Of course she’s going to win the title for many different reasons. One, she’s beautiful. Two, she’s strong as hell. Three, she’s on SHOWDOWN! No other reasons are needed.

Eve: Well some of those points make sense. She does bring some major strength and, as Deadprez has said many times, such confidence that it is very possible that she can make believers out of all of us and win the New Breed Title in Las Vegas. This triple threat match is heating up and it’s going to reach a boiling point very soon.

(The final shot shows Aurora Monroe standing at the top of the entrance ramp flexing and motioning to her waist that she is going to be the new champion as the scene cuts to an ad for Pain For Pride.) 

(We come back from the commercial, Hurricane Hawk already in the ring. Cheers greet him and he holds up his hand in thanks.)

Crowd: WE WRESTLE, WE WRESTLE!!!!

Gavin Kirkland: Well, that’s not true is it?

Eve: We try…

Deadprez: Hawk has done his best to bring ‘wrestling’ back to the fore but it’s been an impossible task!

(Hurricane Hawk lifts the mic and starts to speak.)

Hurricane Hawk: Ladies and Gentlemen can I introduce to you, the four individuals that will settle scores in a fatal four-way match. First, from Dynasty show your appreciation for SIEEEEEEERA!!!

(“Hey Superstar” hits and Sierra walks through the curtain to a mixed reaction. She doesn’t stop or pose and makes her way immediately to the ring.)

Hurricane Hawk: Next up, I give you LEXIIIIIIII.

(Lexi appears as ‘Mr. Brightside’ kicks in, the fans letting her know what they think, but Lexi waving anyway. She slides under the bottom rope, joining Sierra and Hawk in the ring.)

Hurricane Hawk: The third competitor in this high-stake match, the Sacred Detective… ARIIIIIIIAAAAAAAA!!!

(“Destiny” replaces Mr. Brightside, and for the first time the fans are on their feet with cheers, ARIA smiling at her reaction and heading down the ramp.)

Hurricane Hawk: And the final competitor, a woman who needs no introduction. Veena ADDDDDDAMSSSSSSSS!!

(“7 Rings” by Ariana Grande rings out, Veena appearing at the top of the ramp and taking in the noise. She then confidently strides to the ring, rolling under the bottom rope and getting to her feet. She then glances at all three of her opponents and shakes her head almost dismissively. The music dies down which allows Hawk to continue.)

Hurricane Hawk: Thank you for joining me here tonight Ladies on the cusp of an important match.

Veena Adams: Just get on with it Hawk, this is already a gigantic waste of my time and huge inconvenience.

Hurricane Hawk: But it isn’t Veena. You see, I look at the four of you and do you know what I see? I see four individuals that are the foundation of a growing women’s division here in EAW, a division that has encapsulated all that has been good with this company this season. All four of you have so much to offer, and you should all know that winning this match will set you up nicely for season sixteen. It’s a match that you all deserve.

(Lexi nods her head enthusiastically, interjecting herself into the speech.)

Lexi: He’s right, I am all that is good with this company.

ARIA: That’s not what he said.

Lexi: It’s what I heard. This year I have shone like the brightest star, and although I would rather have rolled around the ring with Limmy, this match is perfect for me to show that I will be the star of next season.

Sierra: You’ve got some real issues and that is saying a lot coming from me.

Lexi: I don’t even know who you are.

Sierra: You will…

(ARIA laughs at just how insane Lexi is, Veena just shrugs.)

Lexi: How can I have issues when my best friends are Dr. Bethany Blue and Adam Lucas? How can my life be anything but dreamy when my soon to be boyfriend is Limmy Monaghan, the hottest man on the planet?

Sierra: Like I said… issues.

ARIA: We just don’t pay attention to her. Then she doesn’t become real.

Lexi: People think I’m crazy, I know they do. But ARIA, you think you are a detective. OK Sherlock. Veena, you think you’re the best in the world… that’s absolutely bonkers. And Sierra… like I said, I don’t know who you are or what you are doing here, but it will be fun tearing those crappy extensions out your head. THEN getting Ice cream with Limmy Monaghan… the perfect Pain for Pride.

Hurricane Hawk: Look ladies, I didn’t want this to escalate, I need this to be a peaceful excursion here.

ARIA: You didn’t? How can it not? It’s doesn’t take a brilliant detective such as myself to figure out that the four of us cannot stand each other. You knew this surely… that’s why you signed the match. I don’t care of course, I’m glad of the opportunity, and it’s an opportunity that I won’t cough up. I’ve got big plans for next season, and this will be the starts. As well as ridding myself from a little excess baggage.

Sierra: You know what, I agree with you ARIA. This is an opportunity for us all, and that’s why I’m glad to be here tonight. I’ve been learning on the guy, and though I accept I’ve had my problems, the good has started to outweigh the bad.

Veena Adams: Really, as far as I can see you still suck.

Sierra: Bit like your boy toy… is he still your boy toy these days?

Veena Adams: None of your business.

Sierra: See for you all, this may be an opportunity, but for me it’s all about realizing your potential. And when I win, I’m going to finally find some momentum, and ride the wave towards at last getting some credibility around this company. And quite frankly, what I’m seeing here, none of you are capability of stopping me.

Hurricane Hawk: That be as it may…

Veena Adams: SHUT UP HAWK!!!

(Hawks eyes widen with surprise.)

Veena Adams: Have you all listened to yourselves. I AM VEENA ADAMS for Christ’s sake, and whether you like that or not, that means something. I shouldn’t be in this match at all, never mind out here having to listen to this back and forth. I beat Cameron Ella Ava; I should be in a marquee match and not slumming it with you losers. Quite frankly Hawk, you should be ashamed of yourself for having the gall to even sign off on a pointless match like this. Disrespecting one of your premier stars… what the hell were you thinking? Putting me in a match with LEXI!!!

(Veena closes her eyes for just a moment, shaking her head in disbelief.)

Deadprez: LEXI SLAPS THE TASTE OUT OF VEENA’S MOUTH!!!

(For a moment Veena is stunned, but then she recovered and goes after Lexi, who backs off into the corner.)

Hurricane Hawk: SECURITY!!!

Eve: This is all breaking down!

(As ARIA watches the impending fight, Sierra sneaks up behind her.)

Deadprez: ARIA look out… BACK BODY DROP FROM SIERRA. PLANTING HER IN THE CANVAS

(Sierra then mounts ARIA and rains down a couple of punches, until ARIA reverses and is suddenly on top Sierra having to cover up. Veena sees this happening and shakes her head at Lexi, turning away and then grabbing Sierra dragging her away. Lexi though jumps on Veena’s back, hanging on for dear life. As Sierra gets to her feet.)

Deadprez: SPRINGBOARD CLOTHESLINE FROM ARIA!!! Sierra’s head almost taken from her shoulders.

Eve: And look at Veena… POWERSLAM!!! DECIMATING LEXI IN THE CENTER OF THE RING!!

(Veena turns to face ARIA, and the two engage, jostling for position. Security swarms the ring and starts separating them all, pulling them away from each other as Hawk stands in the middle of it all shaking his head in disbelief. As the girls are dragged away, Hawk lifts the mic.)

Hurricane Hawk: At Pain for Pride this WILL be settled. MARK MY WORDS!!!

(He almost slams the mic on the canvas in angry, and makes his way out the ring, not even looking back as he heads up the ramp.)

Gavin Kirkland: I don’t think the boss is happy!

Deadprez: Very perceptive Gavin.

(The camera pans through all four girls, all of them looking like they want to tear the others heads off, as the scene cuts to the next Showdown Rewind Match.)

(The camera pans to Gina Romano who is standing in the ring with mic in hand as the crowd cheers behind her, she smiles….)

Gina Romano: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN THE OPENING CONTEST OF REASONABLE DOUBT IS FOR THE EAW HARDCORE CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!!

(The crowd erupts…)

Gina Romano: AND IT IS SCHEDULED……. FOR ONE FALL!!!!!!

Crowd: ONE FALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Gina Romano: INTRODUCING FIRST THE CHALLENGER! NOW RESIDING IN BEVERLY HILLS, CA.! WEIGHING IN AT 224 POUNDS! ACCOMPANIED TO THE RING BY WALTER BIVENS….. “THE MONARCH” LIMMY MONAGHAN!!!!!!!!!!

(The arena goes dark, “Küsö Mesorogiwi” by Yousei Teikoku starts to play throughout the arena as a lone spotlight shines at the entrance, suddenly the lights go out again and a pair of orange eyes are seen looking around while a small mist starts to form. Slowly a figure comes out from behind the fog, spikes on their back, the hair also spiked up, as he emerges, and it is Limmy Monaghan decked out in all black inspired Ryuk from Death Note gear. The crowd screams in cheers as he looks around with his glowing orange eyes, Walter Bivens walks out holding the Death Notebook.)

Crowd: THIS IS AWESOME!!!!! THIS IS AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THIS IS AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!

Deadprez: And here comes the challenger! What a hell of a year and season 15 he has had here so far on Showdown and tonight it could be the night he becomes a champion again against the man that original ended his PURE title reign! He is decked out in a Ryuk, Death Note inspired ring gear and the fans here are eating it up!

Eve: Limmy Monaghan in many ways is in the same position as a lot of these Elitists here competing tonight, it is do or die! Win and you’re a champion or position yourself closer to a title show or opportunity, but if you lose!? Well…. Looks like you’ll be waiting a little longer! Limmy knows that and the Hardcore Championship is within his sights!

Gavin Kirkland: I’m going to try and stay controlled tonight, there is nothing that will steer my attention from calling the match down the middle!

Eve: I’ll see it to believe it.

(Limmy makes his way down to the ring, smiling at the crowd, pointing at the Death Note as Walter Bivens starts to write names and how they die. He then slides into the ring and poses with a lone spotlight in the center of the ring as he looks around while looking up at the rafters, but as Limmy’s theme dies down, it is replaced by “You Know My Name” by Chris Cornell. The crowd gets to their feet and cheers as the camera pans to the guerilla position where Adam Lucas stands there with his head down, before walking through the curtain and the cheers are deafening. He stops and looks around at the crowd with a huge smile on his face nodding.)

Gina Romano: AND HIS OPPONENT! HE IS THE EAW HARDCORE CHAMPION! FROM NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK! “THE NEXT LEVEL” ADAM LUCAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(Adam screams with his arms raised, pumping himself up walking with a purpose to the ring as both he and Limmy Monaghan lock eyes.)

Deadprez: There are certain bouts that you come across every season that have a BIG MATCH feel to them and this is one, we are opening up with a Main Event in ANY arena for one of the most hard fought and prestigious championships in the EAW and Adam Lucas is fired up! He is ready for the challenge, and we all know Eve that these two men all week have been paying their respects to one another but at the same time letting their intentions be known that THIS IS THE FIGHT both of them have been waiting for!

Eve: This is for the title, and let’s be honest, Adam Lucas has stumbled a little the last month, a loss to Theron Nikolas even though it was excruciating circumstances, a draw with Cameron Ella Ava, while Limmy has really been firing on all cylinders since losing in his hometown to Theron, but both athletes are future World Champions, right now though it is for the Hardcore gold and what lengths will they go!?

Gavin Kirkland: Like my dates, all the way!

Eve: You don’t date Gavin.

(Adam gets to the apron after high fiving some fans, sliding into the ring, climbing to the ropes, and raising the Hardcore Championship in the air, the fans continue to cheer before he drops down, both he and Limmy stare each other down while Walter Bivens whispers some advice to Limmy who doesn’t react. The referee takes the title, shows it to the fans before handing it over to timekeeper.)

Eve: Both Elitists are ready, look at their faces, the eyes locked in, neither one of them has looked away, what a match to kick off Reasonable Doubt!

Deadprez: Let’s not wait any longer as the referee is ready to ring the bell and start the match!

(The referee looks at both competitors as the crowd continues to cheer and he calls for the bell…)

(DING!!!!!!!!!!!!! DING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

(They circle the ring before both men look at one another, the crowd starts to cheer as Limmy and Adam are face to face, suddenly Adam extends the hand, Limmy glares at it for a moment before they shake, and the cheers blanket the arena.)

Deadprez: A show of respect already and here we go, the Hardcore Championship is on the line here and we have one of the biggest matches here tonight to kick it off. A lock up by both men, forearm by Adam and another, he backs Limmy to the ropes, Irish Whip, no! Limmy reverses, he goes for a back body drop, Adam though leap frogs, Limmy turns….. DDT TO START THE MATCH AND ADAM WITH A COVER!

ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Eve: KICK OUT BY LIMMY BUT THAT STUNNED HIM!

(Limmy is back up, Adam with a few forearms, backing him against the turnbuckle this time, Adam climbing up to the second rope, and he starts to nail him with repeated fists over and over…)

Eve: Limmy already in trouble In the early onset of this match! Adam has taken control with that massive DDT and now…. Wait…. Limmy grabs Adam and POWERBOMB! HE JUST DROVE ADAM TO THE GROUND AND FORGET THE FEELING OUT PROCESS HERE, THESE TWO MEN ARE GOING AT IT RIGHT FROM THE BEGINNING! IT SHOWS JUST HOW MUCH THIS MEANS TO THEM!

Gavin Kirkland: Limmy needs to take this time to regroup, he is rolling out of the ring, what is he doing, pushing the timekeeper away and he has the gavel! The gavel which rings the bell and Limmy Monaghan not wasting any time making this hardcore! Why isn’t Thiccany out here with Adam? Did you see what she was wearing earlier on her Social Media post!?

Eve: Why do you always do this? She is a Dynasty roster member now, flaunt over Jonny Airhart, besides Adam Lucas is the champion and he has never needed anyone in his corner. Limmy though is waiting, and he goes to strike, NO! Adam blocks the gavel which was coming straight for his head, kicking Limmy in the midsection! Limmy buckles over, Adam grabs the gavel AND SWINGS! NO! LIMMY DUCKS AND ROLLS OUT OF THE RING! ADAM IS GIVING CHASE!

(Adam rolls out of the ring, chasing Limmy around the ring, but Monaghan turns on the corner, Adam comes around….)

Deadprez: HUGE CLOTHESLINE BY LIMMY! ADAM HITS THE MATS HARD AND HERE COMES LIMMY GRABBING THE GAVEL THAT ADAM DROPPED, HE STRADDLES HIM AND STARTS RAINING THAT GAVEL DOWN ON THE FOREAHEAD OF ADAM LUCAS! LIMMY IS TRYING TO END THIS QUICK AND ADAM NOT TWO MINUTES INTO THIS MATCH IS ALREADY SPLIT OPEN!

(Limmy throws the gavel back toward the timekeeper, grabbing the mats and pulling them off to expose the bare concrete. The fans start to give a mix reaction as Limmy relentlessly picks up Adam by the hair, slowly setting him up…..)

Eve: LIMMY IS GOING TO TRY AND PILEDRIVE ADAM ON THE CONCRETE! HE WANTS TO SPLATTER HIS SKULL ALL OVER THE CEMENT FLOOR! LIMMY GRABS ADAM, PICKING HIM UP AND SETTING HIM FOR THE PILEDRIVER…. NO! ADAM WITH A BACKDROP AND LIMMY LANDS BACK FIRST ON THE CONCRETE! THE SMACK OF SKIN ON THE CEMENT WAS SICKENING!

(Adam falls to his knees, holding his head and slowly crawling under the ropes, Limmy though is trying to roll over, Walter is yelling at him to get up, Adam though seems to grab a black bag….)

Gavin Kirkland: A black sack? :lupe: we know what that is!

Eve: I don’t know but these guys are holding nothing back and right from the get-go Adam Lucas is holding this sack in his hand! Limmy is back to his feet and…..

SMACK!!!!!!!

Eve: ADAM JUST SMACKED THAT BLACK BAG OVER THE HEAD OF LIMMY MONAGHAN AND HE JUST CRUMBLED TO THE GROUND! LIMMY IS CUT OPEN, WHAT THE HELL WAS IN THE SACK!?

(Adam opens the black sack up and empties out some broken bricks that fall all over the chest of Limmy. The crowd roars….)

Crowd: EAW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! EAW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! EAW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Deadprez: IT WAS FULL OF BROKEN BRICKS!? HE JUST COLD COCKED LIMMY MONAGHAN AND NOW LIMMY IS SPLIT OPEN TOO! ADAM IS PICKING HIM UP, ROLLING LIMMY INTO THE RING AND HE SLIDES IN FOR THE COVER!

ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TWO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Gavin Kirkland: A kick out by Limmy! Anyone else would have been done already early in this match but not Limmy! You know, I have a sock around here…. Just in case you know….

Eve: I’m about to grab those bricks and blast you over the head with them! Limmy is in trouble and Adam Lucas is now looking around, what is he doing, grabbing Limmy and hoisting him up! Looking out to the concrete floor…. Wait a second! WAIT A SECOND!

(Adam positions himself to suplex Limmy from the Apron to the concrete, the crowd stands, watching in awe as Adam tries to pull him over, standing on the apron, placing Limmy in a front face lock…)

Deadprez: If he hits this, it will end this match quickly! It will end this! Adam is trying to pull him up on the Suplex, Limmy is trying to ground his weight! He is trying hard and… NO! LIMMY WITH CONTINUOUS PUNCHES OVER AND OVER! ADAM LET’S GO AND LIMMY PICKS HIM UP INSTEAD REVERSING AND HE PLANTS ADAM ON THE CONCRETE AS LUCAS FALLS FROM THE APRON!

(Adam lands flat on the back of his head and upper back on the concrete. Limmy quickly climbs to the TOP turnbuckle….)

Eve: What the hell is he doing…. MOONSAULT! LIMMY JUST HIT A MOONSAULT ON ADAM LUCAS FROM THE TOP TURNBUCKLE AND ADAM IS DOWN! LIMMY IS CRAWLING OUT, HE IS LOOKING UNDER THE RING AND…..)

Deadprez: He pulls out….. what the hell is that!? I haven’t seen that in ages!

Eve: What is it.. Prez!?

Deadprez: IT’S A COAL MINER’S GLOVE! THE HUGE GLOVE HAS SPIKE STUDS ON THE KNUCKLES! IT WAS A POPULAR ITEM BACK IN THE 80’S AND 90’S TO SETTLE FEUDS! LIMMY MONAGHAN HAS THE COAL MINER’S GLOVE AND HE IS PUTTING IT ON, ADAM IS BARELY ABLE TO STAND, LIMMY GRABS HIM, THROWING ADAM BACK IN THE RING AND GOES IN AFTER HIM!

(Adam is trying to get to his feet, slowly up and Limmy is stalking him, he turns and Limmy with a right hook….)

Gavin Kirkland: HE JUST PUNCHED ADAM LUCAS ON THOSE WASHBOARD ABS AND CUT HIM! ADAM IS BLEEDING OUT OF THE ABDOMEN! ANOTHER STRIKE BY LIMMY TO THE SIDE OF HIS ABDOMEN AND ADAM BUCKLES! LIMMY RUNS AGAINST THE ROPES AND A RIGHT HOOK TO THE FACE OF ADAM! NO! STUDMUFFIN BLOCKS IT AND SPRINGS UP….STEP UP ENZINGUIRI! LIMMY KNOCKED SILLY AND MY MAN IS NOW BACK UP, HE TAKES THE GLOVE FROM LIMMY!

(Adam places the glove on and runs against the ropes dropping a fist right on Limmy’s head with the Coal Miner’s Glove…)

Deadprez: ADAM WITH THE COAL MINER’S GLOVE RIGHT ON THE HEAD OF LIMMY MONAGHAN! HE IS DOWN AND BLEEDING EVEN MORE! ADAM NOW IS ON TOP OF HIM, ADAM IS BELTING LIMMY ON THE FACE AND NOW THE CHEST WITH THE GLOVE! HE IS TRYING TO COVER UP BUT THE SPIKES ARE RIPPING THROUGH HIS COSTUME AND GASHING HIM OPEN! ADAM THROWS THE GLOVE OUT OF THE RING AND HE IS BACK UP TO HIS FEET, BITH MEN ALREADY BLOODY TO THE CORE AND THEY HAVE NOT LET UP!

Eve: Adam is looking for something, he rolls out of the ring, ripping the apron out, pulling out a table! He has a table out, placing it down but he is pulling out another table! Adam is stacking them on top of each other! I don’t know what intentions he has here, but you know they cannot be good!

(Adam though goes back under and he takes out a chair, sliding it in, another and doing the same, rolling into the ring, he places one chair in a seated position, then another right behind it, both chairs facing one another, grabbing Limmy and sitting him down, Adam walks around for a moment before running at Limmy….

Eve: NO! LIMMY WITH A HARD LARIAT THAT TOOK HIM OFF HIS FEET! ADAM IS DOWN AND LIMMY NOW GRABS HIM. LOOKS AT THE CHAIR, SITTING ADAM DOWN AND….NO! ADAM WITH A STIFF RIGHT THAT KNOCKS LIMMY BACK AND SEATED ON THE CHAIR, MONKEY FLIP BY ADAM ON LIMMY BUT…. LIMMY LANDS SEATED ON THE OTHER CHAIR! HE STARTS TO LAUGH….. AND ADAM LUCAS WITH A MAFIA KICK RIGHT IN THE BACK OF LIMMY MONAGHAN THAT KNOCKED THE SPIT OUT OF HIM! HE SPILLS TO THE FLOOR!

Gavin Kirkland: And wait… Adam has some intentions here, running against the ropes, he is back up and SUICIDE DIVE ON LIMMY MONAGHAN! FLYING CHIPPENDALE AND SEE HOW SEXY HE LOOKED!

Deadprez: And Limmy is rolling on the ground! Adam though is back up, he picks up Limmy and rolls him in-between the tables!? Wait a second…. What the hell is Adam thinking about doing, dawg!? Adam Lucas is looking to crush Limmy between two tables! He climbs the top rope, Limmy is laid out and look at Walter Bivens! He is trying to get Limmy out by Adam is willing to risk his own body in this match and…..

CRASH!!!!!!!

Crowd: HOLY SH*T!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HOLY SH*T!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HOLY SH*T!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Deadprez: LIMMY MONAGHAN…….

Eve: …… MOVED OUTTA THE WAY A THE VERY LAST SECOND AND ADAM LUCAS JUST CRASHED THROUGH TWO TABLES TRYING TO SUCH MONAGHAN IN THE PROCESS AND HE LITERALLY CRASHED AND BURNED! ADAM’S BODY IS SOMEWHERE IN THE RUBBLE AS LIMMY IS BACK UP AND HE IS PULLING ADAM OUT OF IT! LIMMY IS LIFTING DEAD WEIGHT AND ROLLING HIM BACK IN THE RING, ADAM IS ON HIS KNEES AND LIMMY…. MURDER TO EXCELLENCE! ADAM IS DOWN FOR THE FALL!

ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TWO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

THREE……

Gavin Kirkland: HE KICKED OUT! ADAM LUCAS WAS ABLER TO KICK OUT AND LIMMY WAS SECONDS AWAY BUT NOT AGAINST THIS STUD! LIMMY LOOKS SHOOK RIGHT NOW! ABSOLUTELY SHOOK!

(Limmy is beside himself, wondering what else he has to do in order to defeat Adam Lucas. The bloody Limmy looks at the referee, shaking his head, he slowly stands up and picks up Adam Lucas, disposing of him over the top rope, landing hard on the table rubble. Limmy then crawls out of the ring, picking up Adam and basically dragging him up the ramp to the entrance way…)

Deadprez: I don’t know what his intentions are, but Limmy is dragging a bloody and beaten Adam Lucas up the ramp and to the entrance way. He looks out at the crowd, BODY SLAMMING ADAM ON THE STEEL! LIMMY IS WALKING TO THE OTHER SIDE OF THE RAMP, HE WAITS UNTIL ADAM IS BACK TO HIS FEET, RUNNING AT HIM WITH FULL SPEED…. MURDER BY EXCELLENCE!

Eve: NO! ADAM LUCAS SIDESTEPS AND GRABS LIMMY FROM BEHIND…. RELEASE GERMAN SUPLEX ON THE HARD STEEL! ADAM LUCAS WAS ABLE TO REVERSE THAT AND NOW HE GRABS LIMMY BY THE HAIR, WHAT IS HE DOING!? ADAM LOOKS DOWN AT THE STAGE, THERE IS A BUNCH OF ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT DOWN THERE AND A SMALL T-SHIRT AND EAW MERCHANDISE KIOSK FOR THE FANS SITTING ON THE FLOOR AREA! ADAM IS WAVING FOR THEM TO CLEAR! WHAT IS HE DOING! HE HAS LIMMY IN HIS GRIP, LOOKING OUT TO THE CROWD AS THEY CHANT…..

Crowd: EAW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! EAW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! EAW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Deadprez: ADAM… NO! LIMMY WITH AN ELBOW! AND ANOTHER TO THE SIDE OF ADAM’S HEAD! ADAM IS TEETERING….. BUT ADAM WITH A HEADBUTT RIGHT IN THE BRIDGE OF THE NOSE TO LIMMY…. AND…..

CRASH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Crowd: HOLY SH*T!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HOLY SH*T!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HOLY SH*T!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Deadprez: SPANISH FLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SPANISH FLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SPANISH FLY BY ADAM LUCAS ON LIMMY MONAGHAN RIGHT THROUGH THAT KIOSK AND MERCHANDISE STAND!!!!! LIMMY MONAGHAN IS COVERED IN RONAN MALOSI T-SHIRTS!

Gavin Kirkland: I see they are a huge seller, has they even sold one, yet?

Eve: BOTH MEN ARE DOWN IN THAT RUBBLE! THE REFEREE DOESN’T KNOW WHAT TO DO! THEY ARE COVERED IN EAW MERCHANDISE! WE SEE THE NEW TLA “NO COUNTRY FOR OLD WHITE MEN” T-SHIRT AND WHAT IS THAT!?

Gavin Kirkland: That must be the new Black Shamrock tee… “Does Jake Smith Have a Discord?”. I want that!

Deadprez: THE REFEREE HAS NO CHOICE! HE HAS TO COUNT BOTH MEN OUT! AND IF THEY CANNOT GET BACK TO THEIR FEET, THEN ADAM LUCAS WILL RETAIN THE CHAMPIONSHIP!

(The referee looks conflicted, he doesn’t know what to do, when suddenly begrudgingly he starts to count….)

Referee: ONE! TWO! THREE!….

(Adam starts to stir, throwing a few t-shirts off him, then rolling to his side, Limmy is still covered in merchandise, he hasn’t moved….)

Referee: …. FOUR! FIVE! SIX!…..

(Adam slowly tries to push himself up, Limmy finally starts to stir, as Adam is struggling to sit up….)

Referee: … SEVEN! EIGHT! NINE!……

(Adam Lucas is to his knees…..)

Referee: ….. TE….

(Adam Lucas is wobbly to his feet as the crowd roars that the match will continue….)

 Deadprez: ADAM LUCAS BREAKS THE COUNT AND IS BACK UP ON HIS FEET IN TIME! Adam picks up Limmy who is still out, slamming his head into some to those electrical crates! He slams him again and throws Limmy back on the ramp! Adam is kicking Limmy in the stomach, over and over! As he falls rolling down the rampway!

Eve: Adam Lucas is bringing him back to the ring, where he wants to finish Limmy Monaghan off, Adam rolling him back in, setting up the chairs, he isn’t wasting anymore time and sets up Limmy and HONOR BOMB ON THE CHAIRS! HONOR BOMB ON THE CHAIRS AND HE HOOKS THE LEGS! THIS ONE IS OVER!!!!

ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TWO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

THREE…….

Eve: Limmy Kicks Out! Limmy Kicks Out and Adam Lucas is not waiting! He lifts up Limmy, wedges his head in the back of the chair…. What…. ICONIC!!!! TRIANGLE CHOKE USING THE CHAIR AND LIMMY MONGAHAN IS ABOUT TO GO OUT!

Deadprez: LIMMY MONAGHAN IS FADING FAST AND WE ARE ABOUT TO HAVE ADAM LUCAS RETAIN HIS HARDCORE CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!!

Gavin Kirkland: LIMMY IS ABOUT TO GO OUT AND WAIT!

(Limmy frantically punches Adam in the side where his wounds are, he then claws at the open wounds as Adam screams and let’s go….)

Gavin Kirkland: LIMMY WAS ABLE TO BREAK THE HOLD AND HE IS CHOKING RIGHT NOW! TRYING TOI CATCH HIS BREATH AND ROLLING OUT OF THE RING! WALTER BIVENS IS TRYING TO CHECK ON HIM BUT HE PUSHES WALTER AWAY, SHAKING HIS HEAD, HE WANTS TO DO THIS HIMSELF! GRABBING THE STEEL STEPS, THROWING THEM INTO THE RING AND ADAM IS STILL TRYING TO RECOVER, ADAM ON ONE KNEE AND LIMMY RUNS TOWARD HIM…. NOOOOOO! STUDMUFFING! MURDER BY EXCELLENCE!!!! LIMMY JUST TOOK OUT ADAM AND…..

(Limmy grabs the limp Adam, on the stairs, he hoists him up…..)

Deadprez: DEATH NOTE!!!!!!!!! DEATH NOTE ON THE STEEL STEPS AND THIS ONE IS OVER AS ADAM CRUMBLES INTO A HEAP AND LIMMY COVERS HIM FOR THE COUNT AND THE WIN!!!!

ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TWO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

THREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Gavin Kirkland: ADAM GETS HIS SHOULDER UP! HOW THE HELL DID HE GET HIS SHOUDLER UP!?

(The crowd gets to their feet cheering as Limmy sits there shocked, eyes wide opened, wondering what the hell! He slowly gets up as Adam is lying there….)

Crowd: THIS IS AWESOME!!!!! THIS IS AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THIS IS AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Deadprez: Limmy Monaghan picks up Adam Lucas and this time….. HE IS SETTING HIM UP FOR ANOTHER DEATH NOTE! HE HAS ADAM UP….. NO! ELBOW TO THE HEAD! ANOTHER! AND ANOTHER! HE STUMBLES AND ADAM FALLS, LIMMY TURNS AND LEVEL UP!!!!!! ADAM LUCAS JUST HIT THE LEVEL UP ON LIMMY RIGHT ON THE STEEL STEPS AND THIS ONE IS HISTORY!!!!!

Gavin Kirkland: YES! ADAM RETAINS!

ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TWO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

THREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Gavin Kirkland: RING THE BELL THIS ONE IS…..

Eve: SHOUDLER UP BY LIMMY!!!! NOW ADAM IS SHOCKED! BOTH MEN BLEEDING! THEY WENT HARD AT EACH OTHER FROM THE VERY BEGINNING AND LOOK AT THEM NOW! THEY ARE TRYING TO STAY UP! THEY ARE TRYING TO FIGHT THROUGH THIS! WHAT MORE CAN ANY OF THEM TAKE!?

(Limmy lies there as Adam is barely to his feet, all he can do is pick up Limmy Monaghan by the hair, breathing heavily, they are both on their knees…..)

Deadprez: ADAM WITH A STIFF RIGHT! LIMMY WITH A STIFF RIGHT! BOTH MEN GOING BACK AND FORTH WITH EACH OTHER! THEY ARE LAYING THE PAINT OFF ONE ANOTHER AS LIMMY AND ADAM ARE BARELY CONSCIOUS! BARELY ABLE TO GET UP AS BOTH MEN LEAN ON ONE ANOTHER! THAT IS ALL WHICH IS HOLDING THEM UPRIGHT!

(Both Limmy and Adam once again strike one another back and forth, over, and over until Adam tries to get to his feet, so does Limmy, they run against the ropes….)

Eve: LIMMY WITH ANOTHER MURDER BY EXCELLENCE, NO! ADAM GOES FOR A LARIAT THAT DOESN’T CONNECT! WAIT! ADAM GRABS THE ROPES AND JUMPS OVER….. LIMMY TURNS RIGHT INTO THE BUCKSHOT LARIAT!!!!! LIMMY MONAGHAN HAD HIS HEAD TAKEN OFF AND ADAM LUCAS GOES FOR THE COVER!!!!

ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TWO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

THREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Deadprez: KICK OUT BY LIMMY! ADAM SLOWLY ROLLS OUT OF THE RING! HE LOOKS UNDER THE APRON AND TAKES OUT……WAIT A SECOND…..HE TAKES OUT A WHOLE BUNDLE OF LIGHT TUBES! THEY ARE ALL TIED UP AND ROLLS THEM IN THE RING! ADAM SIGNALS FOR THE END AND PICKS UP LIMMY….. HERE WE GO…. THE NEXT LEVEL ON LIMMY! THE POP-UP CUTTER ON THE LIGHT TUBES AND…… NO! LIMMY PUSHES ADAM AWAY AND ADAM LANDS ON THE LIGHT TUBES AS THEY EXPLODE!

Gavin Kirkland! The light tubes exploded on impact….. OH NO….. WHAT THE HELL IS THAT!?

(Adam slowly gets up and one of the sharp edges of the light tube is stuck in his neck. The crowd goes silent as Adam tries to get to his feet, Limmy’s eyes widen as Adam rips it from his neck, suddenly a ton of blood starts coming out….)

Deadprez: :lupe:

Eve: That light tube was embedded into his neck! He was cut with it and the blood is pouring out!? This match may need to be stopped! He may have cut his carotid artery!

(The referee freezes, quickly checking as suddenly the crowd erupts in cheers as they stand up and see Dr. Bethany Blue running from the back to the ring….)

Gavin Kirkland: THICCANY! She was here to see Adam after all! I knew she would be here and look at her concern!

Deadprez: We have a very dangerous situation here! Adam is bleeding and here comes Bethany. She grabs a towel from the timekeeper’s booth and is quickly applying pressure to the neck of Adam who has collapsed! This match may need to be stopped! Limmy Monaghan is there staring at this the entire time!

(A frantic Bethany applies pressure to the cut, looking at the referee…..)

Dr. Bethany Blue: (Off Mic) STOP THE MATCH! STOP THE MATCH NOW!

(The referee is about to ring the bell but Adam wants nothing to do with that…)

Adam Lucas: (Off Mic) NO! THE MATCH CONTINUES!

Dr. Bethany Blue: (Off mic) Adam please! You have a serious injury!

(They look at each other as Bethany’s eyes starts to tear up, shaking her head, but Adam releases himself from her grip, holding his neck. She screams for him to come back as the referee doesn’t know what to do….)

Eve: I…. what is he doing!?

Gavin Kirkland: HE IS A FIGHTING CHAMPION!

Deadprez: AND HE IS ABOUT TO BLEED OUT!

(Limmy and Bethany share a glare, before she closes her eyes and lowers her head, Limmy is back up to his feet as Adam, severely bleeding and barely able to stand is right in front of him.)

Adam Lucas: (Off Mic) FIGHT ME!

(Bethany can’t look as Limmy takes a deep breath….)

Deadprez: Limmy is just standing there! The crowd is in an uproar and this man is about to bleed out!

Gavin Kirkland: Limmy…. Don’t!

Eve: Limmy Monaghan has to choose and….. HIBERNIAN DAGGER ON ADAM LUCAS! HE FALLS AND WITH REMORSE LIMMY DROPS ON TOP FOR THE COVER!!!!

ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TWO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

THREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(DING!!!!!!!!!!!! DING!!!!!!!!!!!!! DING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

Gina Romano: HERE IS YOUR WINNER AND NEEEEEEEEEEWWWWWWWWWWWW EAW HARDCORE CHAMPION! “THE MONARCH” LIMMY MONAGHAN!!!!!!

(“Küsö Mesorogiwi” by Yousei Teikoku starts to play  as Dr. Bethany Blue quickly slides into the ring with the bloody towel and applies pressure to the neck and wound of the fallen Adam Lucas screaming at the referee to get medical attention as he raises the “X” up….)

Deadprez: Limmy Monaghan has just won the EAW Hardcore Championship and what a bloody mess it was! It looks like a horror movie int here and we….. we have a situation here….

(Bethany screams as she holds pressure on Adam’s neck, even sticking her finger into the cut to try and stop the bleeding. The EMT’s come running to the ring in with a stretcher in two while Limmy is on his knees barely conscious, staring at what is happening when Walter Bivens hands him the Hardcore title, hugging his bloody client…)

Eve: Limmy Monaghan is the new Hardcore Champion, and he earned that title, but look at him, he seems to have remorse, extremely concerned as the EMT’s are now in to assist Dr. Bethany Blue in this very dangerous situation we have here where Adam cut have cut his carotid artery and could bleed to death….

(The crowd was cheering Limmy, but a concern has hushed the crowd some as they look on at the EMT’s working on Adam Lucas. Bethany has backed up, bloody from Adam, concerned, instructing the EMT’s. Limmy still on his knees, the Hardcore Championship over his shoulders as he continues to stare at Adam. The EMT’s now have stabilized his neck and are able to cover the wound, quickly putting him on the gurney….)

Gavin Kirkland: That might be one of the most violent matches we have ever seen, these two almost killed themselves. You can tell this is serious, Thiccany really is distraught, I need to get into the ring and hug her.

Eve: Gavin…. Not now!

(Sliding out Adam, the EMT’s place him on the stretcher, his eyes are open while Bethany holds his hand, rolling him through the side of the ramp and toward the back rushing him out of the arena. He receives a standing ovation. Limmy slowly gets up and holds the title up in the air as the crowd starts to cheer….)

Deadprez: And there he is! The New Hardcore Champion and we will keep everyone up to date on the condition of Adam Lucas soon as we get word!

Eve: Really unfortunate, but congratulations to the NEW Champion. What a match and one of the biggest wins of Limmy Monaghan’s career!

Gavin Kirkland: Wait…. Come back…. Let me give you a hug…..

(Limmy stands in the middle of the ring, barely able to stand upright, covered in blood holding up the title with Malcolm Bivens clapping as the camera fades to a commercial for a trailer of Venom: Let There Be Carnage.)

(As the camera pans it opens with Mikaela Street in the back, she smiles and waves.)

Mikaela Street: Hello everyone, when we talk about a History of Violence, I don’t think there is anyone that comes to mind first than Charlie Marr, the current EAW Hardcore Champion.

(The footage transitions into Charlie facing Limmy Monaghan at Dia Del Diablo…)

Eve: CHARLIE MARR FINISHES HIM OFF WITH THE CHARING CROSS!

Deadprez: MURDER TO EXCELLENCE!! FOLLOWED BY SILENT WHISPER TO THE JAW!! OH MY GOD!! KNEE STRIKE AND HOOK THRUST KICK COMBINATION AS MONAGHAN NOW BACKS UP AGAINST THE CORNER!! AND HE GOES FOR ANOTHER MURDER TO EXCELLENCE! IT CONNECTS!! KNEE STRIKE TO THE JAW AS MONAGHAN NOW CLIMBS TO THE TOP TURNBUCKLES!!

Eve: MONAGHAN IS PERCHED ON THE TOP TURNBUCKLE AS HE IS GOING FOR THE PHOENIX SPLASH!! THIS IS THE SAME WAY THAT HE DEFEATED ABEL ATAMI AND ROBERTO DE LA ROSA AT KING ELITE!! AND HE IS GOING TO USE IT TO RETAIN AGAINST LIMMY MONAGHAN!

( Charlie Marr pushes the referee into the ropes. )

Gavin Kirkland: NO!!! THE REFEREE COLLIDES INTO THE CHAMPION!! MONAGHAN GOES FACE-FIRST INTO THE PIPING HOT CAGE, LOSES BALANCE, AND GOES GROIN FIRST ONTO THE TOP TURNBUCKLE!! MONAGHAN DESCENDS ONTO THE CANVAS AS MARR NOW REBOUNDS OFF THE ROPES!! 

Deadprez: HE TAKES HIM DOWN WITH CHARING CROSS!! HE TURNS HIM INSIDE OUT!! MARR PULLS HIM UP TO HIS FEET!! AND HE HOOKS BOTH ARMS!! MONAGHAN HAS NOTHING LEFT INSIDE OF HIM!! AND HE DRIVES HIM DOWN WITH A SECOND THE QUEEN IS DEAD!!

Gavin Kirkland: WHAT THE!!? NO!! MARR ISN’T FINISHED YET!

Deadprez: MARR CLIMBS TO THE TOP TURNBUCKLE!! AND HE LEAPS INTO THE AIR ON THE UNCONSCIOUS MONAGHAN!! AND CONNECTS WITH SIN SALIDA FOR THE SECOND TIME!! MARR JUST TOOK EVERYTHING OUT OF HIS ARSENAL ONTO MONAGHAN AS HE HOOKS BOTH LEGS!!

ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!

TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!

THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!! 

( DING! DING! DING! )

Gina Romano: HERE IS YOUR WINNER.. AND NEWWWWW EAW HARDCORE CHAMPION… CHARRRLIEE MARRRR!!

( “Praise The Lord” by Bandokay blasts through the speakers as Charlie Marr slowly rolls off Limmy Monaghan’s body. The Fire & Steel structure begins to be lifted off the squared circle. Ringside medics immediately check on both Limmy Monaghan and Charlie Marr. Monaghan is unconscious from the three consecutive finishers while Charlie Marr pushes the officials away. He demands the referee to get the championship as he kneels in the center of the ring, waiting to be handed the EAW Hardcore Championship. )

Deadprez: For the first time in a long time, Charlie Marr is champion! EAW Unified Tag Team Champion, National Elite Champion, World Champion, and now the new EAW Hardcore Champion. Charlie Marr is once again at the top of the Elite Answers Wrestling pinnacle!

(It transitions back to Mikaela Street as she continues to talk….)

Mikaela Street: After defeating one of the best in Limmy Monaghan at Dia Del Diablo, Charlie Marr is what the epitome of the Championship would be and entail, but as you can see, Charlie has always had that History of Violence from him time on Voltage as the EAW World Champion to Dynasty and everywhere in-between. Charlie Marr as a singles star has been dominant at times and extremely dangerous. His alliance with Veena Adams also makes him a threat and now he will be inducted into the Hall of Fame and rightfully so. What Charlie did not anticipate though was a blast from the past in his former tag team partner, Daryl Kinkade. And when he returned at the Grand Rampage? It was the sign that it was about to come to pass.

(It quickly shifts to the footage of Daryl Kinkade at the Grand Rampage….)

Stew-O: Charlie is about to be in a two on one situation and here comes… number 18!

10..9..8..7..6..5..4..3..2..1…

BUZZ

(Snakeskin by Example starts to play throughout the arena as the crowd rises to their feet completely shocked….)

Stew-O: WHAT!? WHAT!? IT IS DARYL KINKADE! DARYL KINKADE HAS RETURNED AND LOOK AT THE FACE OF CHARLIE MARR THE SECOND HE HEARD THE MUSIC DROP! THE HAIRCARE KINGS ARE SHOCKED AS WELL AS DARYL KINKADE THE OTHER HALF OF MARRKADE HAS RETURNED! CHARLIE MARR HAD NO IDEA AS DARYL MAKES HIS WAY INTO THE RING!

(Daryl Kinkade slides into the ring and stands in front of the Haircare Kings and Charlie Marr, who looks shocked, he then stands up and they both nod at each other before glaring holes into the Unified Tag Team Champions….)

Persephone: I could care less about history mind you but whatever! This is a big deal and we have a confrontation between the Haircare Kings and Marrkade! I bet all you wrestling geeks out there are having an orgasm!

Gavin Kirkland: “I AM HAVING AN ORGASM RIGHT NOW! I CAN;T BELIEVE IT! MARRKADE IS BACK AND THEY ARE STANDING TOE TO TOE WITH THE HAIRCARE KINGS! THIS IS AN INSTANT CLASSIC RIGHT HERE… AND THEY ARE FIGHTING! THROWING FISTS AT ONE ANOTHER! ALL FOUR MEN ARE GOING TOE TO TOE AND LISTEN TO THE CROWD! LISTEN TO THIS STADIUM ERUPT! MARRKADE ARE BACK TOGETHER RIGHT NOW AND THEY ARE FENDING OFF THE HAIRCARE KINGS! JAKE SMITH GETS THE BETTER OF KINKADE AND HE WHIPS HIM INTO THE ROPES, BUT THERE IS A REVERSAL AND JAKE BOUNCES BACK INTO A SPINNING HEEL KICK AND JAKE GOES DOWN! CHARLIE MARR WITH SOME STIFF WICKED ELBOWS BUT CHRIS ELITE WITH A JUMPING KNEE!

Stew-O: AND THAT STUNS CHARLIE AS CHRIS LOOKS AND HIS PARTNER IS DOWN, HE TURNS AND THE DISTRACTION COST CHRIS ELITE AS HE TAKES A HEADBUTT FROM CHARLIE MARR! CHRIS IS STUNNED AND MARRKADE…. A TALE OF TWO CITIES! THE SIMILIAR MOVE THAT THE HAIRCARE KINGS USE AS A FINISHER THE DOUBLE SUPERKICK/BIG BOOT ON CHRIS ELITE AND FLIES OUT OF THE RING AND TO THE FLOOR BUT HE GOES THROUGH THE ROPES NOT OVER THEM! THE CROWD IS CHEERING MARRKADE AS BOTH MEN NOD AND TRY TO TAKE JAKE SMITH OUT!

Persephone: Solomon and Terry are the two bulls trying to get one another out! I wish they would just fall over and be done with it but we couldn’t be that lucky! Terry is trying to stay upright as Solomon Stane continues to push! Ayu Megumi is being choked out right now by Jay Jerry Johnson! He is such a weasel!

Stew-O: He really is, but we all know that already and will pick his targets with those of least resistance! Amir Yusuf though is back up! Ruler is still down and Amir sees Jay Jerry Johnson with what he is doing to Ayu, Amir runs against the ropes, AND HE IS SPEARED OUT OF MIDAIR BY ABEL ATAMI! HE MUST’VE CRAWLED BACK INTO THE RING WITHOUT ANYONE NOTICING AND WAS TAKEN OUT COMPLETELY! ABEL ATAMI IS STANDING TALL AND… RULER IS BACK UP AND HE TWISTS ATAMI AROUND BUT GETS SUPERKICKED BY ABEL! HE THEN TURNS AND SUPERKICKS JAY JERRY JOHNSON! ABEL ATAMI IS ON FIRE, HE GRABS AYU MEGUMI AND THROWS HER OVER THE TOP ROPE…. NO HURRICARANA AND ABEL GOES OVER THE TOP ROPE BUT HE HANGS ON FOR DEAR LIFE, HE HOLDS ONTO THE ROPES, HIS FEET DANGLING SOME!

Persephone: I mean for real just throw him over! Abel sucks and so do you Ayu if you don’t throw this clown over like right now! Why is this even happening right now!? Abel Atami is hanging on! He is trying and just needs to let go!

Gavin Kirkland: Solomon almost has Terry over! Terry is about to dip and we can say goodbye but he is muscling out of it! Stane can’t believe it and Terry is back to his feet, a huge fist to the face of Stane! And another! And another! Stane is reeling and Terry picks him up and powerslams him to the mat! Jay Jerry Johnson comes from behind with low… no a stiff elbow on Jerry and he falls back, Terry turns and a huge headbut! Jay falls to the mat and he sees Abel Atami crawling under the ropes and getting back to the ring, Ayu had enough! My Joshi Princess climbs the top rope and she dives onto Abel with a Missile Dropkick!

(Abel flies halfway across the ring as Ayu is back up and Terry Chambers is behind her, he then nods and lifts Ayu on his shoulders, Jay Jerry Johnson is on the mat and she drives off the shoulders and on top of Johnson! They both high five before Terry grabs Ayu and tries to throw him out…)

Stew-O: GOOD TEAMWORK BETWEEN THE TWO AND THEY SHOWED OUT BUT IT IS EVERY ELITIST FOR THEMSELVES AND THIS WAS NO DIFFERENT! AYU IN TROUBLE! MARRKADE THOUGH AS JAKE SMITH, CHRIS ELITE WAS THROWN TO THE OUTSIDE OF THE RING! THEY HAVE JAKE SMITH UP AND HE IS DEFENSELESS AND NO! JAKE FIGHTING BACK! HE IS PUGNACIOUS RIGHT NOW GOING BACK AND FORTH WITH THEM! HE HITS MARR WITH AN ELBOW AND THEN KINKADE, SMITH BOUNCING OFF THE ROPES AND A FLYING KNEE ON MARR BUT NO! HE SIDESTEPS IT AND JAKE STUMBLES FORWARD! JAKE TURNS AROUND AND OFF WITH THEIR HEAD ON JAKE SMITH AND THAT WAS EXECUTED BEAUTIFULLY! JAKE IS DOWN AND LOOK AT HERE! NOTH MEN ACKNOWLEDGING WHAT THEY HAVE DONE AND HOW THEY HAVE MISSED EACH OTHER!

(Charlie and Daryl look at one another and shake hands, they then hug as the crowd cheers! Both men continue to shake hands….)

Persephone: AND CHARLIE MARR JUST PULLED DARYL KINKADE OUT OF THE RING WHILE SHAKING HIS HAND AND TUMBLES TO THE FLOOR! HA HA HA HA!

Bella Braxton: DARYL KINKADE HAS BEEN ELIMINATED!!!

Stew-O: WHAT!? NO! WHY DID CHARLIE MARR DO THAT TO HIS OWN TAG TEAM PARTNER! I KNOW IT IS EVERY MAN FOR THEMSELVES BUT COME ON, DAMN!

(Daryl Kinkade looks stunned, he glances up at Charlie Marr who shrugs his shoulders and tells him to make his exit. Kinkade looks up at him shaking his head, as he starts to walk out when the time gets down to the next entrant at Number 19…)

(The footage ends and turns back to Mikaela Street as she nods, before speaking….)

Mikaela Street: It was every man for themselves, and Charlie Marr took advantage of the situation, but then it all came to a head and Daryl challenged Charlie to a match at Pain For Pride for the Hardcore Championship! Charlie accepted, but the question now is, can Daryl Kinkade match Charlie Marr in that style of match? Daryl has been extremely dominant in his matches since returning as well but something is going to have to give, and will Daryl be able to go toe to toe in Charlie’s playground, that is the big question. Well after what he did to Sheik Omar and how he has taken it to Charlie since the Grand Rampage, I think it is safe to say that Charlie Marr better not overlook Daryl Kinkade, because if there is anyone that wants to prove a point? It’s Daryl Kinkade, a man that was completely out of the business this time last year and is now in a premiere title match on the grandest of all stages…. Pain for Pride.

(Mikaela Street smiles and waves as the camera fades into a commercial before transitioning into the Rewind Match from Road to Redemption.)

(Inside the ring stands Bella Braxton, a smile on her face as she’s set to announce the next match-up!)

Bella Braxton: The following contest is for the SPECIALISTS CHAMPIONSHIP and it is scheduled for ONE FALL!

Crowd: ONE FALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(‘Sweet Dreams’ by Eurythmics, Annie Lennox & Dave Stewart begins to play and the crowd begins to boo as Harper makes her way out confidently, rolling her eyes at the reaction before starting to the ring!)

Bella Braxton: Introducing first, the challenger… making her way to the ring from Charlotte, North Carolina… “THE ENCHANTRESS” HAAAAARRRRRRPPPPPPEEEEEEERRRR LEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!

Persephone: I’d like to know who the fuck she thinks she’s enchanting looking like that.

James Peters: :skip:

Persephone: I can’t be the only one thinking it. I’m asking the questions real journalists should be asking!

James Peters: Anyway! Harper Lee won a #1 contender match at Reasonable Doubt against Ayu Megumi and Ashley Flores to be Miku Sakai’s challenger for tonight, and after crashing Miku’s birthday party, costing Miku a match against Cameron – and at one point, even being kissed by Miku for the shock of it all – Harper looks to make tonight her night!

Rich Russillo: Harper and Miku definitely couldn’t seem anymore different from one another, which makes for quite the match-up! I’m sure we can expect a fight from Harper, but when it comes down to it, I’m going with Voltage on this one – Miku Sakai to retain :drakelike:!!!!!

Persephone: Just say you’re a simp and go.

Rich Russillo: Only for you. 😍

Persephone: 🤢

(Harper enters the ring and takes her place with her music fading out. Just then, ‘Age-Age Money’ by LADYBABY takes over and the booing continues, all except for the cheers from the simps that are in attendance for Miku as she makes her way out!)

Bella Braxton: Next, she is the current Specialists Champion, from Fukui, Japan…. weighing in at 110 pounds….. she is MIIIIIIKKKKKKKUUUUUUUU SAAAAAIIIIIIIIKKKKKKKKAAAAAAAIIIIIIIIII!!!!!!!

James Peters: Miku Sakai has quickly come a long way since coming to EAW – being a part of IDOL-GUN that captured so much attention, saying some of the most outrageous things, causing so many problems for plenty of Elitists, and being successful as she does it all! I don’t think too many people expected their come-up to happen the way it did and for it to be so prominent, but Miku has since shown that she’s more than capable of holding her own!

Rich Russillo: In a similar way, not too many people had Miku picked as the one to see singles success first – be it typical talk when pitting two teammates against each other and trying to put one over the other, but Miku and Hikari never broke to it and Miku has shown what she can do!

Persephone: But have ANY of these bitches ever generated as much hype as Rex? Didn’t think so!

(Miku enters the ring with the Specialists Championship raised in Harper’s face, the referee having to come between them to settle things down before taking the Championship from Miku and handing it off to ringside as he calls for the bell!)

(DING! DING! DING!)

Persephone: HARPER TRIPS AND DIES, IT’S OVER :blessed:!!!!!!!

James Peters: She’s still standing. 😐

Persephone: You couldn’t just let me dream? 🙄

Rich Russillo: BUT NOW THEY’RE OFF AND MIKU CHARGES FOR THE BICYCLE KICK! HARPER TURNS OUT THE WAY AND MIKU FLIES PAST HER, AND HARPER WRAPS HER UP AROUND THE WAIST FROM BEHIND AS PUSHES MIKU INTO THE ROPES! HARPER TRIES TO TAKE HER DOWN INTO A ROLL-UP BUT MIKU HOLDS ONTO THE ROPES! Harper turns over to get up, AND MIKU CONNECTS WITH A RUNNING BLOCKBUSTER!

James Peters: The back of Harper’s head smacks the mat as Miku swiftly takes her down but Harper tries to get herself back up; being down on the canvas in a match with Miku Sakai is not where anyone wants to be! But as soon as Harper is on a knee, Miku wraps her up in a side headlock and starts coming down with punches to the top of the head, Harper punching into Miku’s side to try to weaken her hold but Miku just starts coming down across the neck with multiple forearms! And now she just shoves Harper’s head away after ruffling her hair!

Persephone: Harper appears mad or whatever, that ugly face she’s making could just be the way she always looks – but she goes after Miku and Miku sidesteps her to shove her toward the ropes, and Harper goes running into them only for Miku to spear tackle her from behind before Harper can turn around. Miku stomps on the back of the leg to get her down and she just starts pummeling the hell out of Harper with strikes over the head, before pushing her into the ropes with a knee on the back of Harper’s neck so that Harper’s throat is pressed up against the middle rope.

James Peters: The referee starts a count as Harper flails underneath Miku with no way out, Miku smiling in the referee’s face as she lets him get to four before letting go!

Persephone: Rating that 0 stars, she didn’t even kill her :wtf:! Anyway, Miku goes back to annoying Harper by slapping her over the head while she’s trying to recover, but imagine how annoyed I am with having to watch this. Miku shoves her with the bottom of her boot and grinds her foot into Harper’s face before backing off at the referee’s discretion, Miku rolling her eyes since she sees absolutely no point in taking Harper seriously and for once, I have to agree! Miku should walk out of this match!

Rich Russillo: Harper’s down on the mat and using the ropes to pull herself up, Miku wanting to waste no more time as she comes over- HARPER SENDS MIKU OUT OVER THE MIDDLE ROPE AND TO THE FLOOR! MIKU CRASHES TO THE GROUND AND HARPER STEPS OUT ONTO THE APRON AS MIKU TRIES TO SCRAMBLE TO GET UP, BUT HARPER LEAPS OFF THE APRON INTO A DOUBLE FOOT STOMP TO THE BACK TO DRIVE MIKU SAKAI RIGHT BACK DOWN TO THE GROUND!

James Peters: HARPER GETS HER UP BY HER HAIR AND COMES SLAMMING HER FACE AGAINST THE TOP OF OUR COMMENTARY TABLE! AND WITH A HOLD STILL ON THE HAIR, HARPER WHIRLS HER AROUND TO GO SLAMMING MIKU’S FACE OFF THE APRON! THE SIMPS IN THE CROWD ARE LIVID AS THEY WATCH HARPER UNLEASH HER INTENTIONS TO DO DAMAGE TO MIKU’S FACE! Miku’s allowed to stumble away for a moment, BUT SHE DOESN’T MAKE IT FAR AS HARPER STRIKES WITH A RUNNING DROPKICK TO THE BACK AND MIKU IS SENT BARRELLING FORWARD INTO THE STEPS THERE AT THE CORNER OF THE RING!!

Rich Russillo: MIKU SAKAI DOUBLES OVER THE TOP OF THE STEPS, STUNNED IN PAIN AND HARPER TAKES ADVANTAGE BY REPEATEDLY SLAMMING HER HEAD OFF THE TOP OF THE STEPS! Harper now slinging the dazed Miku onto the front of the steps before climbing up onto the apron, and the former Tag Team Champion gets a running start toward the steps-

Persephone: :mjlol:!!!!!!!!!!! OH MY GOD, WHAT A DUMB ASS BITCH! SHE JUST COMPLETELY MISSED THAT SENTON AND CAME RIGHT DOWN ON THE JUTTED FRONT OF THE STEPS, NOT EVEN SEEING THAT MIKU TIMED ROLLING AWAY FROM THAT PERFECTLY! HER BACK IS FUCKED THANKS TO HOW MIKU HAS THIS BITCH LOOKING ABSOLUTELY STUPID, SOMEHOW MORE THAN WHEN SHE CHOSE THAT SHITTY FUCKING HAIR COLOR!

James Peters: Miku is down beside the steps surely knowing that she just evaded what would’ve been a critical maneuver, and she looks absolutely pissed off with how Harper appeared to have her on the ropes! Miku pulls herself up as Harper writhes on the floor after rolling off the steps and Miku drags her up, rolling her into the ring to make the first cover of the match!

Referee: OOONNNEEE!!!

Referee: TTTWWWOOO!!!

Referee: TTTHHHRRR-

Rich Russillo: Harper’s shoulder shoots off the mat as she forces herself over onto her side, but her hand goes right to her lower back as she’s no doubt still reeling from that fall she took!

Persephone: Am I supposed to feel sorry for this bitch? Because I don’t. She’s one of those stupid fucks who’ll insist on continuing a match because she thinks she has something to prove and show everyone – joke’s on her though because nobody ever wants to see it!

James Peters: Miku looks to take full advantage of the moment by sending knees into Harper’s side, pinning her face-down to keep her from going anywhere! It’s a full-on assault by Miku Sakai in an effort to wear down her challenger and keep her Specialists Championship reign going, and she just might have gotten the opening she needed to do that after getting herself out of the way of that senton on the stairs!

Rich Russillo: Sakai gets to her feet with a handful of hair to yank Harper up to her knees just to slam her face-first back to the mat! The ring official warns her to stay off the hair but Miku seems to do it again just to test the referee’s patience before her foot finds its way to Harper Lee’s back with a brutal stomp! Miku mocks the booing crowd with some exaggerated wailing before turning her attention back to Harper who’s slowly pushing herself up off the mat, and Miku connects with a standing senton to much applause from the crowd of simps that somehow managed to get floor seating!

Persephone: We saw how useful they were at Miku’s birthday party a few weeks ago, so I know I can’t count on them to get involved and end this if this shit gets dragged out any longer. Miku pats herself on the shoulder with a smile on her face, mocking Harper for having missed that move earlier but if you ask anyone with working eyes, they’d tell you that neither of them is doing it as good as Rex would’ve. 🤷‍♀️

James Peters: Miku Sakai’s is more than effective enough to have Harper grimacing in pain while she’s still got all of Miku’s weight on her back and Miku starts slapping Harper’s head like a bongo drum, laughing and shouting insults at Harper as she does so! Miku now shoving Harper’s face against the mat and dragging her by her hair back and forth, doing nothing but humiliating Harper and enjoying every second of it! I’m not sure how wise this is; Harper’s got a mean streak of her own and she won’t stay down for long!

Persephone: Can they just kill each other in that case? I don’t know if I have the patience for that shit.

Rich Russillo: I think Miku knows exactly what she’s doing in this scenario right now: inciting Harper’s rage, getting in her head by getting under her skin, and the more annoying she is, the better chance she’ll have of throwing Harper completely off her game! Not to mention the fact we’d get to claim the Specialists Championship to still having its home on Sunday Night Voltage :drakelike:!!!

Persephone: Miku finally gets her trashy self off of Harper and grabs that ratty hair of Harper’s to start bringing her up to her feet, all while launching knees to that hideous fucking face; I’d say it’s smart if it wasn’t for the fact she’s just wasting my time! And now she whips Harper off into a corner of the ring where she meets her for shoulder thrusts in the corner that literally start taking Harper off her feet; this cam whore surprisingly packs a whole lot of power!

James Peters: Miku stomps and kicks Harper while she’s got her cornered now, still talking trash as she does so knowing that she’s so clearly been in control of things! The Specialists Champion continues the attack in the corner until the referee’s seen enough and Miku gets backed out of the corner off of Harper, Miku looking less than pleased and completely goes against the ref’s instructions as she goes charging at Harper-

Rich Russillo: Miku gets knocked back by an elbow from Harper BEFORE GETTING COMPLETELY TAKEN DOWN IN A THESZ PRESS BY THE SHOWDOWN CHALLENGER! HARPER COMES RUNNING OUT THE CORNER AND TAKES THE CHAMPION DOWN TO THE MAT, WHERE SHE LAYS EVERYTHING INTO THE PUNCHES THAT SHE’S SENDING DIRECTLY AT MIKU SAKAI’S FACE! MIKU’S LEGS FLAIL AS SHE TRIES TO BLOCK HARPER’S FISTS FROM GETTING SLAMMED AT HER FACE, THE SPECIALISTS CHAMPION HOLLERING FOR THE RING OFFICIAL TO GET HARPER OFF OF HER AS HARPER’S HAD ENOUGH!!

James Peters: HARPER LETS UP BY COMING OFF MIKU, WHO GOES SCURRYING FOR THE ROPES, BUT HARPER IS IN HOT PURSUIT AS SHE HITS A LOW DROPKICK TO SEND MIKU ROLLING!! Miku makes it to the ropes and she finds them in a hurry to try to get herself up to her feet, BUT HARPER CONNECTS WITH A RUNNING KNEE LIFT BEFORE MIKU CAN EVEN STAND UPRIGHT! HARPER’S KNEE POPS RIGHT OFF MIKU’S JAW AND SHE GOES DOWN! HARPER REFUSES TO LET HER REST THOUGH, GRABBING A HOLD OF MIKU FOR A GERMAN SUPLEX TO TOSS HER OVERHEAD TO THE MAT AND THE SPECIALISTS CHAMPION CRASHES TO THE MAT AS HARPER DROPS HER WITH AUTHORITY!!! AND NOW THE COVER BY HARPER!!

Referee: OOONNNEEE!!!

Referee: TTTWWWOOO!!!

Persephone: How much longer is it going to be before we get a full three count or one of these bitches taps out? Miku kicking out just now instead of staying is for sure in the top 10 worst things to happen tonight!

Rich Russillo: Miku turns over cradling her head after getting dropped on it by Harper and now it’s Harper’s turn to start slapping Miku over the head now, getting some payback for the antics that she was made to endure throughout the match-up up to this point! But she doesn’t waste too much time like the Champion, instead opting to snatch her up into a headlock and take her right to the ropes while she’s got Miku on her knees, dragging Miku’s eyes along the middle rope that’s tightly drawn and obstructing Miku’s vision before tossing her back with a hair-pull slam!

James Peters: Harper throws her so hard she ends up reverse somersaulting over onto her knees with a hand over her eyes, clearly trying to deal with the problems directed at her sight as she stumbles up but Harper is on her with a kick to the gut! A forearm to the face of the doubled-over Miku Sakai is followed up with another and another, nearly taking the Specialists Champion off her feet! She’s got her simps trying to get her to rally, BUT HARPER IS JUST TOO MUCH AS SHE SURGES FORWARD AND CONNECTS WITH A CLOTHESLINE TO BRING THE CHAMPION DOWN!

Rich Russillo: MIKU HURRIES TO GET UP BUT HARPER STRIKES HER DOWN ONCE AGAIN, THE CLOTHESLINES COMING QUICK SUCCESSION NOW AS MIKU KNOWS THAT SHE HAS TO FIND SOME WAY TO GET SOME OFFENSE IN! BUT NOW THERE’S A DROPKICK FROM SHOWDOWN’S HARPER LEE TO CHANGE UP THE SEQUENCE AND MIKU GETS UP SLAPPING THE MAT IN THE FRUSTRATION, COMING UP RIGHT INTO A DISCUS LARIAT FROM HARPER!!!

James Peters: HARPER IS RELENTLESS AS SHE CLUBS MIKU WHILE BRINGING HER UP TO HER FEET AND THEN WHIPPING HER ACROSS THE RING- NO! MIKU COUNTERS AND HARPER RUNS OFF THE ROPES, HARPER BOUNDING BACK INTO WHAT WOULD’VE BEEN A HIP TOSS BUT HARPER’S AGILITY IS ON FULL DISPLAY AS SHE GETS FLIPPED AND LANDS ON HER FEET! HARPER WITH A HOLD OF THE ARM STILL THOUGH, AND SHE FLINGS MIKU ACROSS THE RING WITH AN ARM DRAG! THE SPECIALISTS CHAMPION LOOKS ALL OUT OF SORTS AS SHE GETS TO HER FEET AGAINST THE ROPES, AND HARPER COMES AT HER FULL SPEED AHEAD FOR A SPRINGBOARD FLATLINER!! MIKU GETS PLANTED FACE FIRST TO THE MAT AND HARPER ROLLS OVER FOR THE PIN!!!

Referee: OOONNNEEE!!!

Referee: TTTWWWOOO!!!

Persephone: How fucking gross, another kickout! 🤢 The only good thing about this right now is that Harper’s trying to maintain her shitty fast-paced offense to try to put this match away quicker, and god knows she needs to because it’s not like her or Miku are exactly Rex McAllister in the ring.

Rich Russillo: One thing you are right about in all that nonsense is that Harper knows she has to keep the pace and stay in control for as long as she can to beat down Miku, unleashing a hoard of stomps as the ring official calls for her to get Miku off the mat! But instead, Harper lets loose with a wild kick to the ribs that could be heard around Lucas Oil Stadium! The Specialists Champion valiantly tries to force herself up but Harper connects with an uppercut to keep things in her favor- AND NOW SHE STARTS ROCKING MIKU WITH REPEATED UPPERCUTS! MIKU’S HEAD SNAPS BACK AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN! THE SIMPS WILL BE DIVING OVER THE BARRICADE FOR MIKU’S TEETH IF HARPER KEEPS THIS UP!!

James Peters: MIKU TRIES TO AVOID THAT DENTAL ORDEAL AS SHE SOMEHOW HAS THE WHEREWITHAL TO SEE THE NEXT UPPERCUT COMING IN THE ONSLAUGHT, AND HOOKS HARPER’S ARM TO SPIN BEHIND HER! MIKU LOOKING FOR THE BACKSLIDE- NO! HARPER FLIPS OVER MIKU’S BACK JUST AS MIKU LEANED FORWARD TO TAKE THEM DOWN AND HARPER LANDS ON HER FEET JUST IN FRONT OF MIKU! HARPER LEE WITH THE STEP-UP ENZUIGIRI AND HER FOOT CONNECTS ON MIKU’S HEAD, KNOCKING HER BACK INTO COLLAPSING TO HER KNEES WHILE LEANING INTO THE MIDDLE ROPE!

Rich Russillo: HARPER LEE GOES RUNNING OFF THE OPPOSITE ROPES TO PICK UP SPEED AND THEN ACROSS THE RING TO MIKU, HARPER LOOKING FOR THE TIGER FEINT KICK- MIKU SAKAI CATCHES THE LEGS!!! Miku forces her back out to the apron and Harper tries to quickly get herself together for a shoulder thrust through the ropes, BUT MIKU SAKAI STRIKES WITH A NASTY KICK TO THE FACE AS HARPER SHOT FORWARD THROUGH THE ROPES! MIKU HAS HARPER SLUMPED AND HANGING OVER THE MIDDLE ROPE, AND SHE LOOKS PISSED THE FUCK OFF!

Persephone: If she’s mad about that, imagine how mad I am about this match still going! Miku shoves Harper out onto the apron and this bitch tries crawling away from Miku to try to create some distance, only to make the dumb decision to turn around once at the corner and she gets an absolutely ugly meteora against the post! And I mean UGLY because that was nowhere near as good as Rex would’ve done; everyone needs to be studying his ring work going into 2022!

James Peters: Miku comes off of Harper and hops down to the ground, dragging Harper just a bit away from the corner before going for the hair and grabbing handfuls of it while Harper seems to be barely conscious! The reigning Specialists Champion appears to be doing something along the bottom rope and the referee’s trying to talk her out of whatever she’s doing, only to be ignored to literally no one’s surprise whatsoever.

Rich Russillo: And she finally backs off of Harper to reveal that she’s tied Harper’s hair around the bottom rope! Miku’s laughing at her work while the simps in the crowd are applauding her for it; they think she’s a genius :wow:!!

Persephone: If that were the case, we wouldn’t still be calling this match because she’d have figured out a way to win by now – and that goes for both of these sluts. They spent all week talking about how great they are yet they can’t end this sooner?!

James Peters: Miku certainly isn’t trying to at this point AS SHE STARTS DRIVING HARPER’S BACK INTO THE APRON! THE SPECIALISTS CHAMPION DOES THIS OVER AND OVER AGAIN HARPER HAS NOWHERE TO GO! MIKU SAKAI IS ONCE AGAIN TARGETING HARPER’S BACK AND HAVING TIED HER HAIR TO THE RING ROPE JUST ENSURES THAT HARPER ISN’T GETTING ANYWHERE OUT OF THIS ANYTIME SOON! AND NOW MIKU STARTS DRIVING HER KNEE INTO HARPER’S MIDSECTION, THE REFEREE COMING OVER AND TRYING TO CALL OFF THE ATTACK!

Rich Russillo: MIKU ISN’T HAVING IT THOUGH AS SHE JUST CONTINUES TO PUT AN ILLEGAL BEATING ON HARPER, ENJOYING HERSELF JUST FAR TOO MUCH! THE REFEREE WARNS OF A DISQUALIFICATION BY GETTING TO FOUR IN A COUNT OF FIVE AND ONLY THEN DOES THE SPECIALISTS CHAMPION LET UP! Miku backs off with her hands raised as the ring official tries to make quick work of Harper’s tied up hair, but he’s having far too much trouble and Miku thinks he’s taking too much time as she tries to get near Harper, just for Harper to throw some kicks out to try to ward her off but Miku just laughs at how frantic and ill-timed those kicks are as Harper knows she’s in a precarious position right now that leaves her completely vulnerable to an attack!

Persephone: And that’s something that Miku goes taking full advantage of as she goes after Harper once again, just trying to beat the hell out of her and honestly, I’m for it if it means that she’ll end this any sooner. If Harper not being able to fight back is how we get there, I’m all for it! Miku gets in as many hits as she can before the ring official has to warn her off but I’m really not seeing the issue here! He goes back untying the hair as Harper leans into the apron for support and Miku takes the time to taunt the crowd, not caring that they don’t like her actions and now we’re just wasting time at this point! 😩

James Peters: The referee FINALLY gets Harper’s hair undone AND MIKU SAKAI IS ON HARPER BEFORE HARPER FULLY REALIZES THAT SHE’S FREE! MIKU SAKAI IS BLASTING HARPER OVER THE HEAD WITH FOREARM STRIKES AND TRYING TO DRIVE HER DOWN AGAINST THE APRON! HARPER TRYING TO COVER UP BUT MIKU SHOWS HOW FUTILE THAT IS AS SHE TURNS HER AROUND AND RAKES THE EYES! “FEEL THY WRATH”! HARPER’S EYES GET CLAWED AT AND HER HANDS GO TO PROTECT HER EYES, BUT BY THEN IT’S TOO LATE AS MIKU TAKES HER OFF OF HER FEET TO HIT A SUPLEX ON HARPER OUT THERE ON THE GROUND AT RINGSIDE!

Rich Russillo: Miku Sakai is just unforgiving right now in doing anything she can to stay in control and stay the Specialists Champion! Sakai getting Harper up and taking her over to the barricade, LIFTING HER UP AND DROPPING HARPER OVER THE GUARDRAIL IN A BACK SUPLEX JUST IN FRONT OF THE SIMPS AND HARPER ENDS UP FALLING TO THE GROUND AFTER BEING LET GO TO HIT THE BARRICADE! The referee starting up a ten count that Miku surprisingly adheres to as she grabs Harper by her hair and sends her rolling into the ring where she makes the cover!

Referee: OOONNNEEEE!!!

Referee: TTTWWWOOOO!!!

Referee: TTTHHHRRREEE!!!

Persephone: Of course this Whoreper Lee bitch wants to continue to ruin my fucking night by kicking out when she should’ve just stayed the hell down!

James Peters: Miku seems to share the sentiment as she starts harshly clubbing Harper and yelling at her to stop kicking out, as if Harper hasn’t been through plenty of her own in trying to get to this moment; she’s not going to let it go so easily!

Persephone: I wish she would because this is going nowhere! Miku has her by the hair as she tosses her across the ring and into the corner, where Harper just unfortunately has some bit of sense to try to sit herself up tragically meaning she’s got intentions to fight, but Miku has literally spent the last few moments trying to kill that fight and it’s no different now as she comes in with a multitude of stomps. If this is payback for ruining her shitty birthday party then we get it, but let’s move on! 🙄

Rich Russillo: Miku feels that Harper is just too confident for her own good and she’s going to show her why she’s superior by any means necessary!

Persephone: Eat My Ass!

Rich Russillo: :eyes:

Persephone: 😐

James Peters: My god, have some shame – it’s the name of the move! Miku stinkfaces Harper after a running hip attack and now she’s humiliating Harper even more by doing this! Miku comes away from the turnbuckles with the referee once again having to administer a count for having Harper cornered, but is that going to hold Sakai off? Of course not! Miku sees Harper getting herself up and she goes charging in-

Rich Russillo: AND HARPER SIDESTEPS MIKU WHO ENDS UP GOING SHOULDER FIRST INTO THE RING POST! SHE GOES RIGHT PAST THE TURNBUCKLES AND THE SOUND OF HER HITTING THE POST WAS JUST SICK! Harper goes out to the apron and grabs Miku’s arm, pulling it back BEFORE JUMPING OFF AND THROWING IT INTO THE RING POST!! THE SIMPS ABSOLUTELY HATE THAT AS MIKU IS DEFENSELESS UP IN THE CORNER NOW THAT HARPER HAS A CHANCE!

James Peters: Harper climbs back up onto the apron and repositions Miku in the turnbuckles before stepping around the post, grabbing the arm that struck the post from one side and then grabbing the leg from the other side, using the post to her advantage as she pulls on the Champion’s limbs! Miku is contorted and bent around the post with Harper using it for leverage, causing Miku to shout in pain as she has her arm wrenched by the challenger! The referee starting up a count and Harper lets it go dangerously close to five! She yanks Miku from out of the turnbuckles and out onto the apron with her, where Harper takes advantage of the moment created by taking the time to further the beat down with repeated kicks to Miku!

Persephone: Harper goes to drag Miku up to her feet but Miku just won’t die for some reason, trying to push Harper away and she strikes at Harper’s stomach with a punch but Harper just starts unloading a flurry of clubbing blows over the back because continuing to fight is exactly just what this shit needed!

Rich Russillo: Harper grabs Miku by her hair before driving her knee into her face and Miku’s got to be dazed after that, if not completely out of it! AND THAT’S JUST THE OPENING THAT HARPER LEE NEEDED TO CREATE FOR HERSELF AS SHE GETS MIKU UP AND LIFTS HER INTO A BRAINBUSTER ONTO THE APRON!! HARPER DROPS MIKU RIGHT ON HER HEAD ONTO THE HARDEST PART OF THE RING AND THE CHAMPION LOOKS TO BE UNCONSCIOUS AS SHE ENDS UP FALLING OFF THE APRON HERSELF!!!

Persephone: SHE’S GOT TO BE OUT! CALL THE MATCH OFF RIGHT NOW! PLEASE! I’M BEGGING!

James Peters: Harper doesn’t allow the referee to check on Miku as she takes the Champion up to her feet and THROWS HER INTO THE RING POST WITH AN EXPLODER SUPLEX!! THE SPECIALISTS CHAMPION’S BACK COLLIDES WITH THE POST AND THE SIMPS ARE LOOKING LIKE THEY’RE ABOUT TO GO INTO CRISIS MODE, PLEADING WITH MIKU TO GET UP AND SHOW SOME FIGHT, BUT HARPER JUST ENSURED THAT’LL BE A WHOLE LOT HARDER TO DO! Harper looks furious as she picks up Miku’s barely conscious body and bounces her head off the ring post and rolls her into the ring!

Rich Russillo: Miku tries crawling her way across the ring, Harper stalking her from behind and seemingly enjoying the sight of Miku struggling to make it to her feet under own power. Miku gets to the ropes but that’s as far as Harper lets her get, stomping and kicking at the Champion while she’s down! The ring official begins making his way over but Harper’s already moved on to trying to pull Miku off the ropes, Miku desperately trying to hold on as Harper has her legs! Miku moving up to the grab middle rope and Harper just can’t get her away and she goes to slam Miku down by her legs-

James Peters: MIKU REACHES UP FOR THE TOP ROPE JUST IN TIME TO COME DOWN ON HER FEET FIRST AND TRIES TO SURPRISE HARPER WITH A LARIAT BUT HARPER DUCKS! MIKU CONTINUES RUNNING FORWARD INTO THE ROPES AND SHE COMES BACK BLOCKING A BICYCLE KICK, CATCHING THE FOOT AND THROWING IT TO SPIN HARPER, BUT HARPER COMES BACK AROUND WITH A TIMELY RIGHT HOOK! MIKU IS FLOORED OFF THE “DRAGON FIST” AND HARPER FALLS INTO THE COVER!!!

Referee: OOONNNEEE!!!

Referee: TTTWWWOOOO!!!!

Referee: TTTHHHRRREEEE!!!!

Rich Russillo: AND IT’S NOT ENOUGH!

Persephone: I don’t know, I think we should get a replay – I’m pretty sure that was three! This should be over so I don’t have to suffer!

James Peters: Fortunately for you, Harper seems to have ending this in mind! She doesn’t bother to argue with the referee but instead goes right to Miku, working in getting her on her feet and then lifting her up into a powerbomb position- BUT MIKU STARTS COMING DOWN WITH PUNCHES TO HARPER! MIKU’S FIGHTING WITH EVERYTHING SHE’S GOT TO TRY TO BLOCK THIS FROM CONNECTING AS SHE KNOWS SHE’S SPENT THE LAST FEW MOMENTS OF THE MATCH IN TROUBLE! HARPER TRIES TO STAY ON HER FEET BUT SHE’S STUMBLING IN TRYING TO SUPPORT HERSELF AND MIKU WITH HOW SAKAI IS BRINGING ALL SHE CAN TO THOSE PUNCHES!

Rich Russillo: A HURRICANRANA BY MIKU SAKAI SENDS HARPER ROLLING ACROSS THE MAT! HARPER HURRIES TO HER FEET BUT HER EFFORTS SEE HER TAKE A KICK TO THE GUT BEFORE GETTING A BICYCLE TOE KICK AND THEN SHE GETS SWEPT OFF HER FEET IN A SNAPMARE TO THE MAT! MIKU RUNS OFF THE ROPES AND HARPER GETS A KNEE TO THE BACK OF THE HEAD BEFORE MIKU SPINS FOR A HEEL KICK THAT KNOCKS HER TO THE MAT! MIKU WITH THE JUMPING LEG DROP ACROSS THE THROAT!

James Peters: Miku Sakai shows just how well she can handle herself under the pressure with that quick comeback that Harper didn’t see coming at all; she’s been doubted as a solo competitor but Miku should absolutely not be underestimated! Miku spits down at Harper before she brings her up to her feet, pushing her down to turn and hook the arms! MIKU TURNS AGAIN LOOKING FOR THE “STARFALL” VERTEBREAKER!

Rich Russillo: BUT HARPER’S TRYING TO KEEP HERSELF FROM GETTING LIFTED OFF HER FEET! HARPER IS TRYING TO SHAKE HERSELF FREE FROM HAVING HER ARMS HOOKED WHILE MIKU IS TRYING TO FINISH THE SET UP! MIKU SEEMS TO WIN AS HARPER’S FEET COME OFF THE MAT- HARPER MANAGES TO GET AN ARM FREE AND HER LEGS DOWN AROUND MIKU TO COUNTER INTO A VICTORY ROLL!!!

Referee: OOONNNEEE!!!

Referee: TTTWWWOOO!!!

Referee: TTTHHHHRR-

Persephone: BOOOOOO!!!! Miku Sakai forces Harper off of her just when that seemed like that could’ve been the end! Now I have to watch them hurry the hell up off the mat and Miku misses a clothesline as Harper ducks down! FUCK! CAN THESE BITCHES LAND ANYTHING THAT WILL KEEP THEM DOWN FOR THE COUNT?! I’M PISSED! HARPER RUNS TO THE ROPES AWAY FROM MIKU LIKE THE DUMB CUNT SHE IS, FOR WHAT REASON?! OH! TO SPRINGBOARD OFF THE MIDDLE ROPE AND SHE MOONSAULTS BACK TO MIKU JUST TO GET SUPERKICKED MID-AIR WHILE SHE WAS UPSIDE DOWN!

James Peters: HARPER DROPS TO THE MAT IN A CRUMPLED HEAP AFTER THAT QUICK THINKING BY MIKU SAKAI! Harper struggles to get herself up off the mat AND MIKU SNATCHES HER UP AFTER GETTING IN FRONT OF HARPER! MIKU JUMPING INTO THE AIR WITH THAT HOLD AROUND HARPER’S HEAD BUT HARPER’S TRYING TO KEEP MIKU FROM TURNING OVER BY TRYING TO HOLD HER! HARPER STUMBLES FORWARD AND THAT’S ALL MIKU NEEDS TO KICK OFF THE ROPES!

Rich Russillo: “DEATH NOTE” CONNECTS! MIKU KICKS OFF THE ROPES TO FOLLOW THROUGH ON THE ASAI DDT AND THE BACK OF HARPER’S HEAD GETS PLANTED ON THE MAT!!! THE SIMPS ARE LOSING THEIR MINDS AS MIKU REACHES FORWARD TO HOOK THE LEG!!!!

Referee: OOONNNEEEE!!!

Referee: TTTWWWOOOOO!!!

Referee: TTTHHHRRRREEEE!!!!

James Peters: HARPER LEE KICKS OUT!!!

Rich Russillo: The simps in the crowd are going ballistic as they can be heard audibly shouting at the referee for what they believe to have been a slow count! They can’t believe it, and neither can Miku as she looks up at the referee to shout at him about the count as well!

Persephone: Stop wasting time and focus on this bitch, Miku! That referee can’t help it that you both fucking suck and can’t wrestle for shit; but at least try to end this while you’ve got the chance :noah:!!!!

James Peters: Persephone’s right, Miku’s wasting valuable time here as she shrieks at the referee for the count that just occurred! It’s not on him that Harper kicked out in time!

Persephone: Of course I’m right, I always am – let’s not act surprised here, James! But you know who would’ve won with that shitty DDT? Rex, because he’s still the best – and if Miku had studied his tapes like I said everyone should, maybe she would’ve learned how to execute it right! But now we’ve got to deal with this shit show, and Miku finally goes back to Harper, stomping down on her stomach as she goes out to the apron and her surely unshowered, annoying simps are assuring her that she’s got this – whatever the fuck she’s going for next.

Rich Russillo: Harper is down in the ring and Miku has got a hold of the top rope out there on the apron, and Miku pulls back to launch herself up ONLY TO HAVE THAT SLINGSHOT SENTON BLOCKED AS HARPER IS UP ON HER FEET AND SHE CATCHES MIKU’S LEGS! MIKU FRANTICALLY TRIES TO SHAKE HARPER OFF OF HER BUT HARPER CLUBS AT HER MIDSECTION AND THAT CAUSES MIKU TO RELEASE THE TOP ROPE THAT SHE WAS STILL HOLDING ONTO! HARPER STRUGGLES TO LIFT MIKU UP AND WISELY BOUNCES HER OFF THE TOP ROPE AND THERE’S A SLINGSHOT POWERBOMB BY HARPER AS SHE THROWS MIKU TOWARD THE MIDDLE OF THE RING!!

James Peters: Harper has to take a moment to catch her breath while watching Miku stir on the mat and Miku begins to get to her feet, Harper doing the same and they meet in the middle of the ring trading blows! Both women looking to stand their ground as they battle things out with fists flying at each other until Miku ducks under a wild swing from the challenger and Miku capitalizes with an STO backbreaker! Harper pops back up grabbing at her back and Miku runs her into the corner from behind to hit shoulder thrusts to the back!

Rich Russillo: Miku’s desperation is showing as she slams into Harper’s back, going as far as to now connect with a pair of jumping knees into the corner! Harper’s already taken some significant hits there and Miku’s trying to take advantage of that, wrangling Harper from the corner and she takes her toward the middle of the ring! MIKU JUMPING FOR ANOTHER “DEATH NOTE”!!!!!!!

Persephone: Harper pushes that little bitch away just in time, unfortunately, and Miku falls to the mat while Harper stumbles to the ropes when she needs to stay on her so that we can be closer to the end. Miku staggers up and that’s when Harper comes making her way over, HITTING A KICK TO THE FACE AND MIKU’S HEAD SEEMS LIKE IT NEARLY WANTED TO DO A FULL EXORCIST TURN :mjlol:!!!! AND NOW MIKU GETS WHIPPED ACROSS THE RING AS HARPER CONNECTS WITH A SLINGBLADE TO TAKE HER DOWN AND MIKU NEARLY FALLS OVER GETTING BACK UP WHEN HARPER HITS A FRONT DROPKICK TO KNOCK HER BACK INTO THE CORNER!

James Peters: Harper senses the urgency as she follows after Miku into the corner and gets her up off the mat while positioning herself to stand on the middle turnbuckle! Harper gets her arm locked around Miku’s head, HARPER LEAPING FOR A TORNADO DDT- MIKU PUSHES HARPER AWAY BEFORE SHE CAN CONNECT! HARPER JUST BARELY MANAGES TO STAY ON HER FEET AS MIKU SHOVES HER OFF AND MIKU CHARGES UP TOWARD HARPER AS SHE’S TRYING TO KEEP HER BALANCE! A RED SKULL HEADBUTT BY HARPER!!! MIKU IS STUNNED AS SHE COVERS HER FACE, TURNING AWAY FROM HARPER!

Rich Russillo: “HOUSE OF BALLOONS”!!!! HARPER CONNECTS WITH THE BACKSTABBER AND MIKU FLIES OFF OF HARPER’S KNEES AFTER TAKING THEM TO THE BACK!! BUT HARPER’S DOWN GRABBING AT HER OWN BACK AFTER THE DAMAGE DONE BY MIKU!! MIKU IS DOWN AND OUT, AND HARPER TRUDGES HER WAY OVER TO MIKU!! HARPER NEARLY THERE AND THE SIMPS ARE LOSING THEIR MINDS!!! HARPER GETS TO MIKU AND HOOKS BOTH LEGS FOR THE COVER!!!!

Referee: OOONNNNEEEE!!!

Referee: TTTWWWWOOOOO!!!!

Referee: TTTHHHHRRRREEEEE!!!!

Persephone: :noah: What the fuck will it take?!?!!?!

Rich Russillo: MIKU SAKAI KICKS OUT!!!!

James Peters: Harper pulls herself off of Miku and she smacks the mat, knowing that perhaps if she’d gotten to her sooner that this would be over and she’d be holding her first singles Championship! But Miku’s resilient herself, kicking out of such a big move like that!

Rich Russillo: Harper has come close to becoming World Heavyweight Champion, and has come up short in her pursuit of other singles success all in this year, and the look on her face says that she knows she just took one of her best shots and missed!

James Peters: The challenger gets herself up onto her knees next to Miku and the anger of those failed opportunities that you just mentioned, Rich, comes to be on display as she starts letting loose on Miku with punch after punch, now slamming her face into the mat by her hair as she’s shouting at Miku to just give up but there’s no way that Miku does that! Miku’s come into her own success despite others thinking that she’d flounder on her own without Hikari’s presence, but Miku refuses to let this Specialists Championship go much to Harper’s frustration!

Persephone: Harper lets go of the hair after multiple warnings from the ring official but I say she should’ve just gotten herself disqualified; I personally think that would’ve made more of a statement about how she’s trying to portray herself as some lame badass or whatever she’s going for, but she beat Ayu Something and Trashley Whoever to get this opportunity so that clearly would be asking for too much.

James Peters: She’s absolutely not going to let this go like that, even if it is just you hoping this ends any sooner :mjgrin:! But these two are far from finished as Harper gets to her feet with a handful of hair and she pulls Miku into a side headlock before taking off to the turnbuckles but Miku slips out of the hold before Harper can connect with that bulldog into the middle turnbuckle! Harper gets hung up on the middle rope after going through AND MIKU COMES FROM BEHIND TO PULL HER DOWN BY HER HAIR BEFORE RELEASING HER, USING THE MIDDLE ROPE TO CATAPULT HER NECK FIRST INTO THE TOP ROPE!!

Rich Russillo: Harper drops down to her knees after sliding off the rope and to the apron clutching at her throat, coughing after being choked from how tightly pulled those ropes are! Miku’s crafitness for unexpected counters is displayed, AND NOW THE DECEPTIVELY CUNNING SPECIALISTS CHAMPION CONNECTS WITH A DROPKICK TO KNOCK HARPER OFF THE APRON AND TO THE FLOOR!!! The action is back to the outside as Miku gets out onto the apron and Harper begins getting to her feet, AND MIKU DIVES FOR A TORNADO DDT!!! MIKU SPIKES HER CHALLENGER’S HEAD RIGHT ON THE GROUND AND HARPER IS DOWN COVERING HER HEAD, CONCIOUS ENOUGH TO FEEL THE PAIN SHOOTING THROUGH HER SKULL RIGHT NOW!!!

Persephone: You think hers is bad but no one’s asked me how I’m doing right now! I don’t feel sorry for her though because she’s put herself through plenty where she could’ve avoided all this, but you know this EAW Elitists love to act like we have the time or the patience to watch them actually try to compete.

James Peters: It’s… your job to do exactly that :skip:. But now Miku kicks Harper in the ribs to the barricade and she forces her up, shouting in her face about how she can’t believe that Harper has the audacity to actually try to go against her! AND THERE’S A SLAP TO THE FACE FROM HARPER TO MIKU!! MIKU IS FURIOUS AS SHE SWINGS WITH A PUNCH THAT HAS HARPER STUMBLING AWAY AND MIKU GRABS HER BY HER HAIR FROM BEHIND, BUT HARPER THROWS AN ELBOW BACK TO STRIKE MIKU IN THE FACE!! AND NOW HARPER WHIRLS AROUND TO GRAB MIKU AND SHE SLAMS HER FACE OFF THE BARRICADE!!

Rich Russillo: There referee’s trying to get either of them to bring the match back into the ring as he starts a count of ten, while Harper kicks the back of the knee to keep Miku from going anywhere! Harper wants to keep her close range as she spears her into the barricade and then turns her around to do the same thing into the apron! Only then does Harper roll her back into the ring, and Miku is trying to force her way up to her feet while Harper goes running the ropes!

James Peters: Harper ends up having to jump over Miku to continue her run as Miku throws herself down in Harper’s path and now Miku jumps over Harper as Harper comes back- HARPER TURNED JUST IN TIME CATCH ONE OF MIKU’S LEGS AND THAT CAUSES MIKU TO FALL FACE FIRST TO THE MAT!!! MIKU’S FACE COLLIDES WITH THE CANVAS AS HARPER HOLDS THE LEG AND NOW HARPER TIES BOTH OF MIKU’S LEGS UP AROUND ONE OF HER OWN!! HARPER GRABS THE ARMS AND PULLS BACK FOR “SLEEPING ON THE FLOOR”!!!!

Rich Russillo: MIKU IS ABLE TO RIP HER ARMS AWAY AND SHE SOMERSAULTS FORWARD TO BRING HARPER DOWN TO THE MAT IN A MODIFIED TAKEDOWN!!! AND NOW MIKU HAS THE CHALLENGER IN AN ANKLE LOCK! HARPER SHOUTS AS MIKU TWISTS ON THE FOOT, KEEPING IT CLOSE TO HER CHEST SO THAT HARPER CAN’T TURN OUT OF IT AND SHE’S NOT GOING TO SHAKE MIKU OFF AS MIKU HAS HER LEGS WRAPPED AROUND HARPER’S!!

Persephone: PLEASE TAP OUT :noah:!!!!!

James Peters: HARPER IS CLAWING AT THE MAT IN AN ATTEMPT TO MAKE IT TO THE ROPES WHILE MIKU SHOUTS AT HER TO GIVE UP! THE REFEREE IS DOWN BESIDE HARPER TO ASK HER AT ANY POINT IF SHE WANTS TO SUBMIT, BUT HARPER DOESN’T EVEN ACKNOWLEDGE HIM AS SHE TRIES TO TRUDGE HER WAY TO THE ROPES!! BUT MIKU HAS THAT HOLD LOCKED IN DEEP AND SHE ISN’T LETTING GO, AS SHE’S GOING TO DO WHAT SHE CAN TO WEAKEN HARPER IN ANY WAY!

Persephone: JUST GIVE UP, I’M NOT ASKING FOR MUCH :noah:!!!!!!!

Rich Russillo: HARPER TRIES TO ROLL OVER BUT MIKU JUST ROLLS THEM OVER AGAIN, PUTTING HARPER BACK ON HER STOMACH AND NOT ANY BIT CLOSER TO THE ROPES THAN WHAT SHE ALREADY WAS! HARPER STARTS TRUDGING TO THE ROPES AGAIN AND MIKU GETS ONE OF HER OWN LEGS FROM AROUND HARPER’S, USING HER HEEL TO SLAM IT DOWN INTO HARPER’S BACK TO TRY TO DETER ANY MORE OF AN ATTEMPT TO CAUSE A BREAK!! HARPER’S FACE IS SHOWING JUST WHAT THOSE KICKS ARE PUTTING HER THROUGH BUT SHE’S DETERMINED TO MAKE IT!!

Persephone: :noah: BUT WHY?!!?!!!???!!!!

James Peters: AND HARPER MAKES IT TO THE BOTTOM ROPE!!! MIKU HAS TO LET GO AS HARPER AS THE ROPE BUT SHE ISN’T LETTING UP! MIKU CONTINUES KICKING HARPER AND DOESN’T LET GO OF THE SUBMISSION, HOLDING IT FOR A FOUR COUNT BEFORE FINALLY RELEASING!! Miku slaps the mat frustrated that Harper was able to make it to the ropes, and now she’s up on her feet going for Harper, who sends Miku out onto the apron over the middle rope! She keeps a hold on Miku though and pulls her back into the ring, setting for a rope-hung DDT-

Rich Russillo: BUT MIKU MANAGES TO GET HER LOWER BODY INTO THE RING AND SHE’S ABLE TO GET HARPER’S LEGS OUT FROM UNDER HER FOR A BRIDGING JACKKNIFE PIN!!!

Referee: OOONNNEEEE!!!

Referee: TTTWWWOOOO!!!

Persephone: HARPER JUST BRIDGED OUT OF IT! FUCKING DISGUSTING! HARPER TURNS THEM AROUND AND SHE PULLS MIKU DOWN INTO THE BACKSLIDE PIN!!!

Referee: OOONNNEEE!!!

Referee: TTTWWWOOO!!!

James Peters: MIKU IS ABLE TO ROLL HERSELF OVER OUT OF IT TO GET HER SHOUDLERS OFF THE MAT! AND NOW HARPER GETS UP TO HER FEET!!!

Rich Russillo: “NIGHT NIGHT”!!! THE DOUBLE KNEE FACEBREAKER CONNECTS AND HARPER GOES DOWN!!! MIKU CONNECTS BEFORE HARPER CAN EVEN REALIZE WHAT WAS GOING ON, AND SHE GOES DOWN OFF THE MOVE SHE EVADED AT MIKU’S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION!!!

Referee: OOOONNNNEEEE!!!!

Referee: TTTTWWWWWWOOOOO!!!

Referee: TTTTTHHHHHHRRRREEEEEE!!!!

James Peters: HARPER LEE KICKS OUT!!!!!!!

Miku Sakai: (off-mic) WHAT THE FUUUUUUCCCCCCKKKKKKKK?!!!!???!!!??!!!!!

Persephone Miku Sakai just let out THE loudest scream I’ve ever heard :mjlol:!!!!!!!!!!

Rich Russillo: I bet I could get some out of you :mjlit:

Persephone: The only thing you’re getting out of me is a restraining order.

Rich Russillo: :mjcry:

James Peters: Much like Miku Sakai’s go at putting Harper away just now, it was a nice attempt but it’s just not happening as planned! Miku slaps the mat in a fury and sits up on her knees pulling at her hair, she can’t believe that Harper’s still going!

Persephone: I know, isn’t it just so fucked that she won’t give up?!

James Peters: Miku’s throwing a full-on tantrum in the ring, shouting at everyone she puts her eyes on as she gets to her feet and goes to the ropes, not knowing what to do! She eventually makes her wya back over to Harper, and gets her off the mat by her hair and repeatedly slapping her across the face as Harper seems to barely be able to stand! Miku now positioning herself with her around around Harper’s head!

Rich Russillo: “DEATH NOTE”- NO! HARPER SHOVES FORWARD AND THEY END UP IN THE CORNER WITH MIKU SEATED ON THE TOP ROPE WITH HER BACK TO HARPER! AND NOW HARPER JUMPS UP TO GRAB MIKU BY HER HAIR AND SHE SLAMS THE BACK OF MIKU’S HEAD DOWN INTO THE BOTTOM TURNBUCKLE!!! MIKU’S CAUGHT UP IN THE TREE OF WOE, UPSIDE DOWN AS HARPER STOMPS AWAY AND AWAY AT MIKU’S UPTURNED JAW AND KICKING AT HER EXPOSED ABDOMEN!! MIKU’S GOT NOWHERE TO GO!!!

Persephone: I’ve been feeling just as trapped this whole time :mjcry:

James Peters: AND JUST AS THE REFEREE WAS COMING OVER, HARPER TAKES OFF ACROSS THE RING AND INTO THE ROPES, NOW COMING BACK WITH EXTRA VELOCITY AS SHE STRIKES WITH THAT LOW HESISTATION DROPKICK!!!! HARPER KNOCKS MIKU SAKAI DOWN FROM THE TURNBUCKLES AND MIKU IS FOLDED UP IN A HEAP!!!

Rich Russillo: Harper gets up just as Miku is finding it in herself to pull herself into the corner, AND SHE UNKNOWINGLY SETS HERSELF UP FOR A PENDULUM DROPKICK FROM HARPER!! THAT’S TWO BOOTS TO THE CHEST FROM THE CHALLENGER FOR THE SPECIALISTS TITLE AND NOW HARPER PULLS HER OUT INTO THE PIN!!

Referee: OOONNNNEEEEE!!!

Referee: TTTTWWWWOOOOO!!!

Referee: TTTTHHHHHHRRREE-

Persephone: I’m fucking done. 😐

James Peters: MIKU SAKAI WITH THE KICKOUT!!!

Rich Russillo: The simps have a moment to breathe as they try to cheer Miku on back into the fight, but Harper just looks annoyed as she has her hands to her head! These two have history going all the way back to IDOL-Gun’s arrival to EAW when Miku and Hikari took the Unified Tag Team Titles from Harper and Sierra, and while Miku and Sierra have met in matches since then, going one-on-one like this with the Specialists Championship on the line has brought something else out of them!

James Peters: Harper pulls herself up and gets Miku as well, whipping Miku across the ring and into the corner where Harper goes to run in after her but just as she goes to leap at Miku, Miku pops her up over the top rope! Harper has the wherewithal to land on her feet and hold onto the top rope! Miku goes through the ropes to try to knock Harper down with a shoulder thrust, BUT HARPER HITS A BICYCLE KNEE STRIKE THAT POPS MIKU RIGHT IN THE FACE!!!

Rich Russillo: AND NOW HARPER STARTS UNLEASHING A WAVE OF STRIKES ON MIKU! HARPER STRIKING WITH FOREARM AFTER FOREARM! UPPERCUT AFTER UPPERCUT! PUNCH AFTER PUNCH! AND NOW SHE GRABS MIKU’S HAIR BEFORE JUMPING UP AND COMING DOWN WITH FACEBREAKER KNEE SMASH!!! MIKU SAKAI’S HEAD SNAPS BACK AND MIKU IS LEFT HANGING OVER THE MIDDLE ROPE!!!

James Peters: But not for long as Haprer drags her out onto the apron and to her feet, getting her up to move to the turnbuckles where she gets assist from the post in lifting Miku up! Harper tries to clumb up after her but Miku throws an unexpected punch, Harper trying to hold on to the rope as Miku strikes with another! Harper tries to come with one of her own but Miku lands a well-placed kick to knock Harper to the apron, though holding onto the rope to prevent a full fall!

Persephone: This should end well. 🙄 Miku reaches down to grab Harper’s hair and gets to her feet- but Harper just swept one of her legs and Miku nearly ends up falling backward over the outside of the turnbuckle; Harper’s stupid ass should’ve just pushed the bitch all the way over :noah:!!!!

Rich Russillo: MIKU’S LEG GOT BETWEEN THE TURNBUCKLE RUNGS, AND THAT WAS THE ONLY THING SAVING HER FROM A DISASTROUS FALL!!! But Harper sees that as her opening and she climbs up the turnbuckles and she grabs Miku to pull her up while striking her in the midsection before going for the head upon getting her to her feet as well! HARPER STRIKES WITH A BACKFIST TO THE FACE AND NOW ONE FOR THE STOMACH!!! MIKU DOUBLES OVER AND HARPER HOOKS HER UP!!!! “DIRTY FIREWORKS”!!!!!!

James Peters: THE SWINGING NECKBREAKER FROM THE SECOND TURNBUCKLE AND HARPER TAKES THEM PLUMMETING RIGHT DOWN TO THE FLOOR!!! BOTH CHAMPION AND CHALLENGER GO CRASHING WITH SICKENING THUDS AS HARPER RISKS IT ALL FOR THE SPECIALISTS CHAMPIONSHIP!!! MIKU AND HARPER ARE BOTH OUT!!!!

Persephone: THIS STUPID FUCKING BITCH!!! NOW SHE CAN’T EVEN MAKE THE FUCKING PIN!!! I CAN’T BELIEVE THIS SHIT!!!!!

Rich Russillo: Harper and Miku haven’t moved at all since their nasty fall and the referee looks concerned while in the ring, eventually deciding to go out to ringside and join them as he checks on both of them before starting a count!

Referee: ONE!

Referee: TWO!

Referee: THREE!

Persephone: Don’t get up, don’t get up, don’t get up 🙏

Referee: FOUR!

Referee: FIVE!

James Peters: Harper is the first to move-

Persephone: FUCK :noah:!!!!!!!!!

James Peters: -and she trudges her way over to the apron, pulling on the ring skirt as the refere continues to count!

Referee: SIX!

Referee: SEVEN!

Rich Russillo: Harper pulls herself up with the apron and she stumbles for a moment before going over to Miku, hauling her up to her feet to stop the count and she rolls Miku into the ring! Harper rolls in after her and the referee gets into position as Harper makes the pin!

Referee: OOOONNNNNNEEEEEEE!!!!

Referee: TTTTWWWWWOOOOOOOO!!!!!!

Referee: TTTTTTTHHHHHHRRRREEEEEEE!!!!!

Rich Russillo: MIKU SAKAI GETS HER FOOT ON THE BOTTOM ROPE!!!!

James Peters: Harper hasn’t looked this deflated throughout the match, but Miku Sakai just took the wind right out of Harper’s sails with the ring awareness that Harper just didn’t anticipate! Miku realized her positioning in the ring and Harper rolls off of Miku, shouting while the simps antagnoize her from over the barricade!

Rich Russillo: Harper gets up to her knees beside Miku and slaps Miku over the head, screaming at her to get up! Harper rattles her with more punches as Miku stirs and Harper plans to take out her frustrations on Miku head-on, clobbering Miku with a right hand as she assists Miku in getting up as well by pulling on her hair! Harper strikes again BUT THIS TIME MIKU STRIKES BACK! Harper goes for another and Miku returns with a second punch!

James Peters: Harper reels back but Miku starts getting some repeated hits, leaning forward to get as much of the advantage as she can over Harper! Miku striking at the face as she starts to get to her feet and Harper does the same, swinging back at Miku as they meet on their feet! AND NOW THE TWO OF THEM START TRADING BLOWS BACK AND FORTH!! MIKU AND HARPER REFUSING TO GIVE IN AND LET THE OTHER GET THE UPPER HAND RIGHT NOW-

Rich Russillo: MIKU RAKES THE EYES AGAIN AND HARPER TURNS AWAY, GIVING MIKU THE OPPORTUNITY TO RUN PAST HER TO GO FOR THE ROPES, COMING BACK INTO A WHEELBARROW BULLDOG! HARPER GETS TAKEN DOWN BUT SHE COMES UP TO A KNEE WITH A HAND OVER HER NOSE, TRYING TO MEET MIKU AT A VERTICAL BASE BUT MIKU JUST SENDS HER FLYING WITH A MONKEY FLIP!!! Harper comes crashing down to the mat and she reaches for the ropes in front of her, but Miku roughly yanks her away by her hair and Miku’s got the arms to pull her away from the ropes!

Persephone: I hope this is it :mjcry:

James Peters: MIKU SETS FOR THE “STARFALL” ONCE AGAIN- HARPER SLIPS DOWN BEHIND HER AND ON HER FEET, SHOVING MIKU FORWARD AND MIKU ENDS UP GOING INTO THE CORNER!!! AND HARPER COMES IN CONNECTING WITH A CORNER CLOTHESLINE!!!! Harper grabs Miku and lifts her up onto the top turnbuckle, Harper looking to meet Miku up there as she goes at Miku with punch after punch to try to keep her advantage! Harper gets to the middle turnbuckle when she tries to pull Miku from being perched completely up top but Miku’s holding on!

Rich Russillo: Harper tries to wriggle her away from the turnbuckles but Miku just simply isn’t budging! Harper lets go but that’s a mistake as Miku starts clubbing Harper to try to get her down, but Harper’s swinging back! There’s no backing down for either of them!

Persephone: Maybe they should be nice and consider it!

James Peters: Miku goes to stand up on the middle turnbuckle rung after another swing at Harper- HARPER CONNECTS WITH A HEADBUTT!!! MIKU SAKAI IS STUNNED AND FOR THE MOMENT SO IS HARPER HERSELF!!! Harper tries shaking off the effects and she grabs for Miku again-

Rich Russillo: MIKU SAKAI JUST KISSED HARPER LEE?! IT’S THE SAME THING MIKU DID AT THEIR CONFRONTATION ON VOLTAGE AFTER REASONABLE DOUBT!!!

James Peters: AND JUST LIKE THEN, HARPER DOESN’T KNOW WHAT TO DO! BUT NOW THIS TIME, MIKU ACTUALLY DOES TAKE ADVANTAGE OF HARPER’S SHOCK AS SHE SHOVES HER DOWN FROM THE MIDDLE TURNBUCKLE!!! HARPER STUMBLES BACK ON HER FEET BEFORE SHE FALLS OVER AND SHE’S DOWN ON THE MAT LOOKING DISGUSTED!! SHE CAN’T BELIEVE IT!!

Persephone: I don’t think there’s anything strong enough to cure herslef of whatever she’s about to contract from Miku; she should try bleach! 😀

Rich Russillo: BUT LOOK AT MIKU! SHE’S CLIMBING THE REST OF THE WAY UP TO THE TOP TURNBUCKLE AND SHE STANDS PERCHED ATOP THE HIGHEST TURNBUCKLE! MIKU IS ON THE TOP ROPE AND HARPER IS JUST GETTING TO HER FEET!!! MIKU FLIES AS SHE TAKES TO THE SKIES, LEAPING FROM THE TOP ROPE!!!

James Peters: “WALK OF SHAME”!!! MIKU GOES IN FOR THE DIVING CORKSCREW CUTTER!!!!

Rich Russillo: BUT IT DOESN’T CONNECT AS HARPER STEPS OUT OF THE WAY, DODGING MIKU’S GRASP JUST IN TIME AND MIKU COMES CRASHING DOWN ON HER BACK!!! MIKU TURNS OVER TRYING TO CONSOLE THE PAIN BUT HARPER KICKS HER DOWN!!! AND NOW HARPER TIES UP THE LEGS FROM BEHIND AND GOES FOR THE ARMS!!!

James Peters: “SLEEPING ON THE FLOOR”!!!! HARPER DRIVES MIKU’S FACE INTO THE CANVAS AND MIKU IS OUT!!! HARPER FRANTICALLY FREES HERSELF UP FROM MIKU’S LEGS AND SHE TURNS MIKU OVER TO MAKE THE COVER!!!!!

Referee: OOOOONNNNNNNEEEEEE!!!!!

Referee: TTTTTWWWWWWWOOOOOO!!!!!!

Referee: TTTTTTHHHHHRRRRRREEEEEEEEE!!!!

(DING! DING! DING!)

(‘Sweet Dreams’ by Eurythmics, Annie Lennox & Dave Stewart begins to play and Harper rolls off of Miku, laying on the mat and looking up as her music begins to play throughout the arena!)

Bella Braxton: HERE IS YOUR WINNER AND THE NEEEEWWWWWWWW SPECIALISTS CHAMPION…. HAAARRRRRRPPPPPPEEEEERRRRRR LEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!

Rich Russillo: Harper Lee defeats Miku Sakai to become the new Specialists Champion, ending a reign that people tried to tell Miku could never happen in the first place but she’s put herself in the history books after quite the breakout year!

James Peters: IDOL-GUN came in making waves and there’s no doubt about that, so this individual success seen by Miku in the form of the Specialists Championship just added to what the hype about them was all about! But now Harper Lee finds herself at the beginning of her first-ever run as a singles Champion, something she’s spent a good portion of the year trying to achieve!

Persephone: Are we done here? Can we go a advertisement or something?

James Peters: This moment was long-awaited by Harper – say what you will about her attitude but she stayed persistent and came out on top! Maybe not as planned with Miku trying to be the literal kiss of death to her chances, but Harper’s finally done it!

(Harper is on her feet now and the referee hands her the Specialists Championship, Harper raising it as the referee raises her other hand to officially signal her as the winner! Harper makes her way to the turnbuckles and climbs them, taunting the simps in the crowd by raising the Specialists Title and mocking them, causing a mutltitude of security to swarm them before they can make it over the barricade! Try as they might, there’s no getting past the security that’s holding them back!)

Persephone: Can we end this whole thing now?! I don’t know if I can take much more of this whole show knowing Rex isn’t even about to be a part of any of this.

Rich Russillo: Miku Sakai certainly put up a spirited fight, but ultimately Harper takes the win and the Specialists Championship! While we’ll have to wait to see how Miku reacts when she finally comes to and realizes what’s happened, Harper couldn’t look anymore elated about this victory and rightfully so!

(Harper finally comes down from the turnbuckles and goes to take her leave from the ring, just in time as a simp manages to break over the barricade and get to the apron until more security tackles him to the ground, keeping him from going for Miku as she hasn’t moved a muscle since the final three count. As this transpires, the cameras cut back to Harper as she’s made it to the stage, a smirk on her face as she uses both hands to raise the Specialists Championship! From there, the scene fades out.)

(The camera pans to the ring when “Sweet Dreams” by Eurythmics hits over the arena speaker systems, the fans turning to the rampway where Harper Lee appears.)

Gina Romano: May I introduce this time… HARPER LEE!  

(The crowd gives her the expected reaction which is possibly even louder than ever before due to the fact we are only a week removed from Pain for Pride.)

Deadprez: Looks like we are going to be joined by an Iconic Cup finalist in Harper Lee!

Eve: And you can bet she isn’t happy after events that happened last weekend on Voltage.

Deadprez: When is Harper Lee ever happy?

Gavin Kirkland: Soccer Mom is joining us!

(Harper takes it all in for a moment and then looks up at the Pain for Pride sign, before then walking down the ramp towards the ring. Sliding under the bottom rope she steps up and stands proud in the center, before then asking for the mic from Gina as she steps out. After receiving one, she stands for a few moments, before beginning to speak.)

Gavin Kirkland: This should be interesting.

(Harper takes a second before speaking…)

Harper Lee: Well, here we are, just seven days away from the biggest Wrestling event in the World, and I should be excited, ecstatic even. In just seven days I show you all what was blatantly obvious since the tournament began. Harper Lee is and will always be Iconic. When this competition was announced, and I was confirmed in it, it was always the goal to win the Iconic Cup, primarily for the prestige, but also for the possibilities it brings. I mean look at history if you don’t believe me. Look what the Iconic Cup did for women before me, names such as Kassidy Heart and Minerva. The Iconic Cup stamps your ticket towards the Universal Women’s Championship, that’s clear. And what better way would there be for me to honor the memory of Brody Sparks by becoming the absolute best Iconic Cup Winner, on THE wrestling event of the year. I mean let’s face it, I know there will be those of you out in the crowd, and many in the back who will dispute it, but is there anyone who has been any more stand out than myself on Showdown this year? I have been the top star for the Blue Brand ALL season… the most consistent. So, with that in mind, is there really any reason why I won’t walk out of Las Vegas the winner? Does anyone really expect any other result than Harper Lee winning the Iconic Cup? I doubt it, I really do. But if there is anyone out there thinking that there will be any other outcome, I have one word for you. Stupidity. I was always going to win this tournament from day one… and that hasn’t changed just because my opponent at Pain for Pride is a loser named Hikari Kanno.

(Her facial expression visibly changes, a mixed reaction emanating from the crowd.)

Deadprez: Not many in this crowd know who they want to cheer for, if any!

Eve: Harper Lee making it clear what she thinks and you are right, it’s not like either woman has redeeming qualities.

Gavin Kirkland: After what Hikari did to Miku!? Yeah… siding with Soccer Mom here!

(Harper paces the ring a little…)

Harper Lee: And what happened on Voltage last week hasn’t changed that fact. It’s only proven to me that Hikari fears what she must face at Pain for Pride. Surrounding me with her ‘simps’ because she couldn’t get it done for herself. Trying to humiliate me as I tried to bring some respectability to her floundering brand. Cheap shots, Insults… what Hikari has done hasn’t enhanced her chances, it’s condemned them to failure. Because put quite simply, Hikari Kanno isn’t even in my league, and the best part… her actions last week show that she knows it. There is ABSOLUTELY NO QUESTION, that I WILL be the Iconic Cup Champion and head into the next season perfectly placed to become the Universal Women’s Champion. And if you think a bitch like Hikari Kanno is going to stop me…THINK AGAIN!!!

(“As long as I love” hits, Harper stopping in her tracks and turning to look up the ramp where Hikari almost instantly appears.)

Gavin Kirkland: Looks like Hikari Kanno was listening… and she’s here on Showdown and has heard enough!

Deadprez: Get security on standby!

(With microphone already in hand, Hikari wastes no time in heading towards the ring, Harper stepping back and leaning on the ropes, intrigued as to what Hikari is going to say. Hikari steps up and then bends through the ropes, her eyes never leaving Harper, not trusting her one bit. She then stands, and addresses her opponent, showing no fear although she stands alone.)

Hikari Kanno: You know the ONE thing that impresses me about you Harper?

Harper Lee: Let me guess… nothing.

Hikari Kanno: No, not at all. You always can talk a good game, and make it seem that you are superior.

Harper Lee: I usually am.

Hikari Kanno: In your opinion I’m sure. But the thing is Harper, you have never really been good enough. Not really. You were still willing to carry Sierra around when it was blatantly obvious to all it wasn’t working, but when Miku Sakai was bringing me down, I cut her off immediately and emphatically.

(Harper watches her, but her facial expression gets more and more annoyed.)

Hikari Kanno: You say that you are the ‘star’ of Showdown yet lost to Adam Lucas… TWICE. You say you are going to beat me in the final, and yet there is no evidence to suggest such a case. While you were losing to the likes of Lucas, I was going toe to toe with the likes of DEDEDE, Ms. Extreme, and Dr. Bethany Blue, people that you couldn’t even dream of competing with and defeating. The facts are your record doesn’t even compare. Unfortunately for you Harper, there isn’t a single thing you can do about what is about to occur, when I walk out of Pain for Pride as the Iconic Cup winner, and I, yes ME. I become the Universal Women’s Champion just as promised. All you have to look forward to Harper is more time in a dumpster if you dare ever get in my face again.

(Gritting her teeth, Harper’s fists are clenched which makes Hikari laugh. Harper steps up to her and they are almost nose to nose. Kanno enjoying winding Harper up with what transpired on Voltage.)

Deadprez: Harper is angry right now, I hope Hikari knows what she is doing!

(Hikari smirks, even chuckles a little.)

Hikari Kanno: I don’t know… maybe that’s where you belong. With the rest of the trash.

Gavin Kirkland: Ooo, you want some cream for that burn!

(Harper looks around for a moment, the tension building)

Harper Lee: Yeah…. Ha ha h…..

(Without any warning Harper Lee decks Hikari Kanno with the stiffest right hand anyone has ever seen.)

Deadprez: HARPER LEE WITH AN EXPLOSIVE RIGHT HAND!!

Eve: What a shot from Harper, and now she’s raining in with punches, Hikari no choice but to cover up!

Gavin Kirkland: Harper’s gone mental! Soccer Mom!

Deadprez: Harper all over her. KNEE TO THE STOMACH.

Eve: AND A SWINGING NECKBREAKER!!!

(Harper looks out over the crowd, her adrenaline surging. She implores Hikari to get up, and as she climbs to all four, Harper grabs her arm…)

Deadprez: SLEEPING ON THE FLOOR! THE CURB STOMP, CURB STOMP!!! Hikari Kanno has been laid out before our eyes. Harper Lee sending a major statement ahead of Pain for Pride!!!!

Eve: She’d simply had enough Deadprez, and Harper Lee lost it after last week and really who could blame her!

Gavin Kirkland: I’ve never seen Hikari treated like this. EVER. Without Miku, I can’t simp for her!

(Harper stands over the downed Hikari Kanno, a sneer snaking over her face as she holds her arm aloft.)

Deadprez: Is this going to be the scene at Pain for Pride? Who knows, but this feud just stepped up a notch. The Iconic Cup final is going to be explosive!

(The camera remains on Harper who finally steps away from the wreckage she caused and slides out the ring, backing up the ramp as the camera shifts to an ad break before showing a replay of the Lake of Fire Match from Dia Del Diablo.)

( OPEN TO: An afternoon setting at Elmendorf Lake in San Antonio, Texas. The popular attraction has been walled off from a majority of the general public, left exclusive to EAW Universe members who have paid to be able to spectate the upcoming match. Many fans are gathered across the lake banks in multiple sections — predominately at the shoreside banks lined along the lake, and one of the bridges overseeing it. ) 

( The lake is broken down into four regions: 

REGION I – SHORESIDE: There is a minitron set and an entrance ramp leading to a floating dock on the easternmost shore of Elmendorf Lake. Two speed boats are individually tethered to the edge of the dock by heavy rope and metal cleats. There are scattered bits of equipment intended for a typical outing at the lake scattered across the floating dock. The dock itself has four large columns in total; one for each corner. ) 

( REGION II – STARTING POINT: The body of water on the easternmost point of Elmendorf Lake. The objective is to take the westbound boat ride through the bridge region, and ultimately to the main region, where the match officially begins in the ring. )

( BRIDGE REGION: The walkway overpass portion of the lake separating the starting point from the main region. This region contains large, protruding rocks sticking up from the water due to the build up of underwater sea stacks. The lake becomes more and more shallow the further you stray into the parallel walls at the banks of the lake, beneath each side of the overhead bridge. )

( MAIN REGION: The largest portion of the lake containing a Floating Barge that has a fully set up ring on its platform. Barrels of oil line the sides of the barge as well as flame propulsors sticking out from the sides to help ignite the Lake of Fire. The “ringside area” contains a concrete floor with roughly the same surface area of the usual ringside environment. There are metal guardrails built at a similar height of ringside barricades, and two wide openings on the east and west sides of the guardrails leading directly into the Lake of Fire. )

( Standing at Shoreside is Maria Del Ray from Fight Grid, set to announce the match: )

Maria Del Ray: The following is a LAKE OF FIRE match scheduled for ONE FALL! In order for this match to officially begin, both competitors must reach the barge in the Main Region of the lake and occupy the ring at the same time! Once the bell sounds, the lake surrounding the ring will be set into flames, and the only way to win this match is by sending your opponent INTO THE LAKE OF FIRE!!!

( “Monster” by Kanye West plays and Kassidy Heart walks out through the minitron curtain dressed to compete. She dons a silver and black long-tights variation of her in-ring attire, with black combat boots, wrist tape around her hands and her hair worn in a ponytail. )

Maria Del Ray: Introducing first… making her way to the pier from SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA, weighing in at 135 POOOOUNDS!!! “THE MAULER”, KASSIDDDYYYYYY HEART!!! 

Deadprez: It’s Mauler time! This time from the Elmendorf Lake in San Antonio here in the host city of Dia Del Diablo. And you don’t see not one bit of fear on that woman’s face! 

Gavin Kirkland: AHHH Look out everyone it’s the Loch Ness Monster! Oh wait no it’s just Kassidy again. But in all seriousness, I’m not sure which creature would be a greater threat to human life, her or Big Nessie! Also are we certain this Lake Of Fire isn’t a bit of a one sided affair? After all, if you throw Kassidy into the pits of hell I’m pretty sure she’d only come flying out on a bloody dragon or something, like she’s Mother Khaleesi or something. 

Eve: I thought you were going to be “serious” Gavin but in any case; The Mauler is still just as much spoiling for a fight as she was last week on Showdown after Ronan Malosi got one over on her with a cheap shot. She has had all week to stew over what she’s going to do when she can get her hands on Ronan, and in a mind as devious and meticulous as that there’s not much time to experience fear–

Gavin Kirkland: AND WHAT KIND OF NORMAL PERSON WALKS INTO A DEATH TRAP HELLHOLE LIKE THIS NOT BEING AFRAID?! LOOK AT HOW LOW THIS COMPANY HAS STOOPED! THEY ARE DUMPING BARRELS OF OIL INTO A LAKE AT THE HEIGHT OF AN INTERNATIONAL ENERGY CRISIS JUST TO APPEASE THE SICK FANTASIES OF THIS VAMPIRE BARBIE DOLL! THIS IS MADNESS! IF I WERE RONAN MALOSI I WOULDN’T EVEN SHOW UP! TO HELL WITH THAT! YOU COULDN’T PAY ME ENOUGH TO WALK INTO SOMETHING LIKE THIS AGAINST SOMEONE LIKE THAT! 

( Kassidy is pacing around on the floating dock. Her music dies down, and rather than get on one of the speedboats to get a head start to the ring, she anticipates Ronan’s arrival. That is when “Mo Money” by Ben McLusky overtakes the sound system. )

Maria Del Ray: And her opponent! From PALM SPRINGS, FLORIDA weighing in at 285 POOOUNDS!!! RONAAAAAANN MAAAALOSIIIII!!!!

( Ronan’s minitron graphics and entrance music continue from the stage set up at the lake banks, but Ronan has yet to walk through the curtain. Kassidy is at the floating dock warming up, quelling her angst as much as she can despite Ronan’s lack of appearance. )

Eve: Um, what I was meaning to say was how it’s a good thing Gavin that you AREN’T Ronan Malosi, but I may need to eat those words. Where the heck is he?

( An inordinate amount of time has passed and Kassidy’s patience wears thin. )

Gavin Kirkland: SERVES HER RIGHT! It would actually be perfect karma for Kassidy Heart to come out all this way and walk to some musty Texas lake just to be no-showed outright by her opponent! Little Miss Marquee-only over here is going to end up with some serious crow on her face if Ronan actually ended up blowing her off this entire time! What an epic troll!

Eve: It’d be hypocritical, that’s what it’d be. To complain all this time about demanding a big match and whine about how he was screwed out of his major opportunities, just to pass up the opportunity at competing with a former World Champion, would be a straight up joke!

( Kassidy grabs one of the maintenance employees by the collar of their shirt and gets in their face, demanding to know where Ronan is. The employee swears they have no idea. )

Kassidy Heart: Don’t you fucking lie to me. One of you knows where he is. Tell me where that coward motherfucker is  hiding so that I can drag him across that lake by his entrails, NOW! TELL ME! 

( The employee whimpers in her grasp, begging her to let go of him. )

Deadprez: HEY WHAT THE

( A fisherman gets up from sitting at the edge of the floating dock, turns around, and hits Kassidy from behind using a fishing rod. )

Eve: SOME FISHERMAN JUST HIT KASSIDY FROM BEHIND USING A FISHING POLE WITH FULL FORCE! AND NOW THEY SLAM KASSIDY HEAD FIRST INTO THE STAIRWAY RAILING CONNECTING THE FLOATING DOCK TO THE SHORE! WHO IN THE.. WAIT A SECOND, IT’S RONAN!

( Ronan is dressed in jeans and a plaid shirt with a fly fishing vest and a large bucket hat. Ronan pulls the hat off and shows a confident look on his face after having blindsided Kassidy again. )

Ronan Malosi: You had a lotta shit to say about me last week! Where’s that same energy huh Kass? Where is that same energy! I DON’T HEAR YOU! 

Gavin Kirkland: BRILLIANT! PULLING OFF THE ART OF DISGUISE! RONAN WAS SITTING THERE AT THE DOCK OF THE BAY SO PEACEFULLY IT WOULD MAKE OTIS REDDING PROUD, AND MORE IMPORTANTLY, IT WAS GOOD ENOUGH TO BLEND IN AND FOOL THE MAULER!

Deadprez: It’s a good start but it ain’t nearly enough to finish her! Kassidy almost fell down the short flight of steps descending from the floating dock down to the lakeshore, but she’s coming back up and this forces Ronan to fire off some heavy shots to the face to stop her while he still can! Ronan takes Kassidy over by the nape of her neck and slams her face first into one of the wooden pillars of the floating dock! 

Eve: No Kass stops them from getting any closer by placing a boot between herself and that pillar! Kass is prying apart the grip, turns around and FIRES OFF WITH A SERIES OF PUNCHES OF HER OWN! WITH NO ARENA AMBIANCE AND CHATTER OF THE FANS YOU CAN TRULY HEAR HOW STRONG THOSE PUNCHES FROM THE MAULER ARE, YOU CAN VISCERALLY FEEL THE HATRED POURING IN AS THOSE STRIKES KEEP POURING IN!

Gavin Kirkland: RONAN cuts her off with a knee to the midsection! RIPS her face first to the floor and hits an ELBOW to the head as it is wedged against the floor of the floating dock! And a STOMP to Kassidy’s head in that same position follows suit! Kass rolls away holding her face, fighting to scramble up and there is a running boot to the jaw by Ronan to bring her back down! That sends her rolling towards the edge of the floating dock, almost into the water! 

Deadprez: Ronan walks elsewhere on the pier and is dragging out a fishing tackle box that he had with him earlier as a part of his disguise. Ronan picks it up which in and of itself requires ALL of his strength from what it looks like, he might have over 200 pounds worth of items in there!!! Ronan is gritting his teeth watching Kassidy recover at the edge of the floating dock, but he has every intention of decapitating her the moment that he can!!! KASS TURNS AROUND!!! 

Eve: KASS HAS A CANOE PADDLE IN HAND THAT SHE PICKED UP FROM THE SIDE OF THE FLOATING DOCK! 

Gavin Kirkland: RONAN CHUCKS THAT 200 POUND TACKLE BOX AS HARD AS HE CAN, TAKING KASSIDY’S HEAD CLEAN OFF OF HER SHOULDERS!!!

Eve: SHE DUCKS UNDERNEATH IT! THAT TACKLE BOX GOES FLYING INTO ONE OF THE SPEEDBOATS, AND KASS SWINGS THE CANOE PADDLE INTO RONAN’S KNEE CAPS TO CHOP HIM DOWN TO SIZE!

Eve: Ronan half-crawls away but is still holding on to his knee which took a thwacking. He is trying his best to separate himself. Kassidy comes right up from him from behind AND PLACES THE CENTER OF THE CANOE PADDLE INTO RONAN’S ADAM’S APPLE! PADDLE-ASSISTED FULL NELSON GUILLOTINE!!! THE HANDLE OF THE PADDLE IS JUST BEING YANKED INTO THE WINDPIPE OF MALOSI WITH UNBRIDLED FORCE!!!

Gavin Kirkland: Ronan backpedals his way into one of the corner columns of the floating dock to squash Kassidy and free himself! Desperation move, but surely effective! Ronan hobbles over to a set of camping chairs while coughing profusely, he picks one of them up to chuck them at Kassidy! But Kassidy bats it away with her canoe paddle! Ronan throws another camping chair at Kass, and she bats that one away as well! Ronan limps over with a third, heavier collapsible chair to swing it FULL FORCE OVER HER HEAD! 

Deadprez: A precise kick by Kass stops Ronan in his tracks! Another shoot kick gets Ronan hobbling and forces him to drop the chair! Rolling forearm from Ronan is stopped by a bicycle knee from Kass! He clutches his forearm in pain, and is lit up with a series of shoot kicks!  Ronan snatches the weaponless wrist for a short-arm lariat but Kass stops him with a gut kick and plants a LOUD BICYCLE KICK TO HIS HEAD AS HE’S BENT OVER! Ronan hits the deck and pops back up, going for a wild swing — KASS SWINGS THE PADDLE INTO RONAN’S MIDSECTION!!! HE’S DOUBLED OVER — POWWW!!! KASSIDY NAILS HIM WITH A ‘LONG DRIVE’ GOLF SWING RIGHT INTO THE BRIDGE OF HIS NOSE!!! RONAN DROPS ON HIS ASS, JUST COMPLETELY BESIDE HIMSELF!!!!!!

Eve: KASSIDY TWIRLS THE WOODEN PADDLE WITH A HAND, WINDING UP, AND SHE BRINGS IT DOWN MERCILESSLY OVER THE TOP OF RONAN’S HEAD!!! OHHH MAN! THAT LITERALLY SPLIT THE WEAPON IN HALF, AND I’M SURPRISED IT DIDN’T SPLIT RONAN’S HEAD IN HALF EITHER!

Deadprez: Ronan wanted to get the drop on Kassidy the same way he did against Lexi last week on Showdown, but you never wanna use the same trick twice against The Mauler, Ronan is learning that the hard way! Kassidy hovers over Ronan pouring down with a barrage of strikes while he tries to defend himself. Kass rips apart Ronan’s wrists to expose his head and TEES OFF WITH THEM WRIST-CLUTCH KNEE STRIKES TO THE EXPOSED FACE!!!!!! :Damn: 

Kassidy Heart: The nightmare hasn’t even begun worthless trash. It hasn’t even started. 

( Kassidy delivers a face contorting slap with all of her strength. )

Kassidy Heart: When I’m finished with you, nobody will miss you, do you hear me? When I’m through with you you’ll be gone and the world will move on like you never even existed. That is your portion on earth you stupid fuck. 

Eve: There’s a running boot by Kass to the back of the head, sending Ronan from a seated base and down to his side! She follows up with a jumping fist drop to club the side of his face now! Evil intentions from The Mauler who watches Ronan roll over towards the fishing rod and try to grab it. KASS HITS A STOMP TO THE HAND OF RONAN CRUSHING IT AGAINST THE HANDLE OF THE ROD!!! YOU CAN HEAR THE CRUNCHING SOUND FROM RONAN’S WRIST THAT MAY HAVE JUST BEEN SNAPPED BY THAT STOMP!!!  

Gavin Kirkland: Kassidy takes a hold of the fishing rod that was used against her earlier. She disables the anti-reverse reel switch on the rod which automatically lowers the fishing hook at the end of the big game twine. Kassidy unwinds the lever pretty quickly, her Daddygawd must have taken her on some fishing trips to learn how to do that because I can’t imagine that she learned how to maneuver a man’s tools on her own! 

Eve: Of course not, because a woman could “never” learn how to fish on their own. :rolling_eyes: Isn’t that right, Gavin?

Gavin Kirkland: https://tenor.com/view/michael-jordan-yeah-yes-sure-gif-9552240

Gavin Kirkland: Okay don’t blow a gasket! It’s not cause she’s a woman, Kassidy is the kind of lunatic to go jump in a lake and catch fish with her bare hands! Have you seen her?! Anywho, Kassidy looks down at that six inch deadly looking iron hook with uncouth glee – and she delivers a few crosses to the face of Ronan to soften him up… AND FORCES OPEN HIS MOUTH…WHAT IN THE BLUE DEVIL IS THIS GODLESS FIEND THINKING? SHE’S FORCEFULLY PUTTING THAT IRON HOOK INTO RONAN’S MOUTH…

Deadprez: AND KASS USES HER OWN WRIST TAPE TO SEAL RONAN’S MOUTH SHUT WITH THE HOOK TRAPPED INSIDE IT!!!

Eve: KASSIDY LOWERS THE ROD IN A FISHING POSITION AND ACTIVATES THE ANTI-REVERSE REEL SWITCH AT THE BOTTOM OF THE SPOOL OF THE FISHING ROD! SHE TWIRLS BACK THE FISHING LEVER AND YANKS THE FISHING HOOK INTO THE INSIDE OF RONAN’S LIPS AS THEY ARE TAPED SHUT!!! THAT SIX INCH FISHING HOOK IS RIPPING RONAN’S MOUTH APART FROM THE INSIDE OUT!!!!!! 

Deadprez: RONAN IS KICKING HIS LEGS IN DESPERATION, LETTING OUT MUFFLED CRIES OF AGONY! REACHING BACK TRYING TO FREE HIMSELF! BUT KASS IS ABLE TO BACKPEDAL WHILE SIMULTANEOUSLY PULL BACK ON THE FISHING LINE EVEN MORE!!!! 

Gavin Kirkland: BUT THANKFULLY RONAN IS ABLE TO GET HIS HANDS AROUND THE TWINE TO TRY AND RIP IT APART! KASSIDY STEPS FORWARD – AND RONAN HITS A KICK TO THE FACE FROM HIS GROUNDED POSITION! 

Deadprez: That caught her good but a pissed off Kass comes ROARING BACK WITH A PENALTY KICK!!! 

Gavin Kirkland: No! Ronan jumps out of the way and catches her by the head with a BIG TIME BEAL, SENDING KASSIDY CRASHING INTO THE UNFORGIVING LOADING DOCK FLOORS!!! 

Eve: Kass goes tumbling several feet just from the pure force of the throw! Ronan meanwhile rips apart the wrist tape that was tied around his head and around his mouth area. Yikes look at how much blood comes spilling out of Ronan’s mouth, and a HUGE chunk of skin is just dangling off of his lips too! Now that is just stomach churning, no matter how you feel about Ronan you really wouldn’t wish that on your worst enemy, but it’s exactly the environment you can come to expect in a match like this.

Deadprez: Kassidy was sent pretty far from Ronan’s beal and her momentum roll stops her at one of the erected columns of the loading dock, which she is using to help pull herself back up. Ronan slowly approaches Kassidy, still leaking blood and saliva from out of his mouth, creating a trail across the loading dock behind him. He uses one hand to wedge Kassidy temple-first against the floating dock column, which is sending enough searing pain to have Kassidy ripping at Ronan’s wrists with her own nails just to free herself! NOW RONAN TEES OFF WITH A SERIES OF COLUMN-PRESSED ELBOW STRIKES!!! GOOD GRIEF HE IS LANDING THEM SO HARD IT IS SHAKING THE WHOLE DAMN DOCK!!!

Eve: Ronan made no bones about his strategy a week ago on Showdown when he targeted Lexi’s skull right in front of Kassidy. He made it clear that he knows where it is opportune for him to strike, and he isn’t going to pass up the opportunity. Kassidy stumbles away from the post that she just had her head hammered into like a nail, she is so out of it she ends up tripping over a large icebox cooler. 

Deadprez: Ronan’s just shaking his head wiping blood and drool from his chin, you can tell he’s still coming to grips with being literally “fished” by The Mauler. As Kass rises she bumps into Ronan and she sends off some wicked loud body blows! But Ronan throws his ALL into an elbow strike which sends her spinning! He takes Kassidy off of her feet from behind, Kass tries to dig her nails into Ronan’s face, again refusing to make it easy for him to have his way. BUT RONAN CRATERS HER WITH A REAR HEADBUTT! AND HE HOISTS HER OFF THE GROUND TO SLAM HER INTO THE TOP OF THAT ICE BOX WITH A BELLY-TO-BACK RIPCORD SLAM!!! 

Gavin Kirkland: Kass rolls off the ice box holding her tatas after being sent chest first into that box. Ronan pulls open the lid of the ice box… filled with fish and ice!!! Ronan takes Kassidy by the hair up from the floor while Kassidy grabs his wrists trying to leverage her own bodyweight and stop Ronan from what he wants to do!!! SHORT-ARM LARIAT SENDS KASSIDY LANDING RIGHT INTO THE BOX OF FISH AND ICE! 

Deadprez: KASS TRIES TO CRAWL OUT OF THAT BOX — PAINFULLY EVER AFTER!!!!!! RONAN WINDS UP CURB STOMPING KASSIDY FACE FIRST INTO ICE AND A TON OF DEAD FISH WITH HER OWN FINISHER!!!

Gavin Kirkland: HE’S NOT DONE EITHER, THIS TIME RONAN CLOSES THE LID OF THE ICE BOX WITH KASSIDY’S TOP HALF STILL FACE PLANTED IN FISH AND ICE! RONAN BACKS AWAY AND GOES CHARGING FORWARD WITH A RUNNING BACK SENTON!! SPLATTERING KASSIDY’S HEAD AND TORSO IN THE PROCESS WITH NO MERCY, EXACTLY THE WAY SHE DESERVES!!

( The ice box spills over and Kassidy’s body comes spilling out of it along with the rest of its contents. Kassidy is covered in mashed up fish guts and crushed up ice. ) 

Deadprez: Ronan is definitely admiring his own work, but he knows the job not only isn’t finished but technically speaking this match hasn’t even started! Who knows, it may not need to come to a start in the first place at this rate. Ronan turns his attention to the couple of boats latched to the edge of the floating dock. 

Gavin Kirkland: His intentions appear to be getting on one of those two-seater speed boats which may not be very large but will be enough to take them to the floating barge that is half a mile west of where they are now. I’ll have you know, my own boat that I have at home is large enough for myself and four of my bitches! Get that look off of your face Eve I’m telling the truth! 

Eve: Sure Gavin, I bet you are. I’m sure your invisible boat can fit as many imaginary girlfriends as your heart desires.

Gavin Kirkland: Hold on I have it on my instagram let me show you! 

Eve: No thanks not trying to see the women you are stalking. In any case Ronan has finished flushing out his bloody mouth with bottled water, you can even see a chunk of flesh missing from his lips following that traumatic fishing hook incident. He makes his way over to one of the speed boats, removes the tethered rope that connects the cleat of his boat to the floating dock, and steps into it to try to get it started. 

( Ronan starts his speed boat after having a bit of trouble getting it going. An arrogant grin washes over his face after the brief, unsettling scare. )

Gavin Kirkland: RONAN LOOK OUT!!! 

Deadprez: SUICIDE DIVE FROM THE MAULER!!! KASSIDY WENT FLYING LIKE A BAT OUT OF HELL AND SENT HERSELF MISSILING OFF THE FLOATING DOCK INTO RONAN’S SPEED BOAT!!! THE SHEER IMPACT SENDS THE BOAT DRIFTING A FEW FEET AWAY!

Gavin Kirkland: The wicked witch waits for Ronan to pull himself together after being toppled and turned inside out. She BASHES Ronan’s face repeatedly against the dashboard! Now she collapses back into the driver’s seat while Ronan is turned away at the passenger. After catching her breath she grabs Ronan by the head again and this time BASHES RONAN MOUTH-FIRST INTO THE WINDSHIELD FRAME OF THE BOAT!!!=! HOLY SHIT, SHE JUST DROVE RONAN BY HIS DESTROYED LIPS INTO THE SHARP EDGE OF THE FRAME!!! THE PAIN SENDS HIM FLOPPING AS FAR AWAY FROM KASSIDY AS HE CAN POSSIBLY GET, AND HOW CAN YOU BLAME HIM? HOW CAN ANYBODY EVEN STAND BEING ANYWHERE NEAR HER? 

Deadprez: Ronan threw himself over the seats and is crawling along the rear stern of his speed boat. A scowling Mauler climbs herself over the seats, and is perched far enough to watch Ronan fight back up to his feet, with more bloody drool just leaking like a faucet from his lacerated lips. Ronan’s back up, looks back at the water behind him in trepidation — 

Eve: SPEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!

Gavin Kirkland: INTO VERTIGO!!!!!!! KASSIDY WANTED TO SPEAR RONAN OFF OF THE BACK OF THE BOAT, BUT RONAN COUNTERS WITH A THUNDEROUS DEEP SIX!!!!!! FANTASTIC REVERSAL! 

Deadprez: Fantastic and impactful! It was hit so hard that the boat temporarily tipped nose-up! Ronan himself latches on to the head rest of the passenger seats just to keep himself from slipping off of the stern/back deck of the speed boat! But Kassidy goes tumbling off of the platform and falls into the water!!! Kass has been capsized! And she is fortunate to still be conscious and to not have hit her head, otherwise I don’t know if she would have been able to come back up for air. 

Gavin Kirkland: Maybe it’s fortunate for her, but not for the rest of us! She still has the wherewithal to hang on to the side of Ronan’s speed boat with the very tips of her fingers. The boat in itself is at a normal, leveled base now which allows Ronan to crawl over to the edge of the stern again… reaches down to grab Kassidy by the head as she’s barely hanging on… what’s he….. oh, oh my! OH YES!!! WHAT AN ABSOLUTE GENIUS!!! RONAN IS TYING A ROPE AROUND KASSIDY’S NECK!!!

Eve: THAT’S THE ROPE PREVIOUSLY USED TO TETHER THE SPEED BOAT TO THE FLOATING DOCK! RONAN IS WINDING IT AROUND AND TIGHTENING IT AROUND KASSIDY’S NECK! HE FOLLOWS UP WITH AN ONSLAUGHT OF SEATED POINTED ELBOWS TO THE CHEST! DON’T LIKE THIS AT ALL, THERE ARE SOME BAD INTENTIONS INVOLVED HERE! 

Gavin Kirkland: OH THE DAYS OF ‘INTENT’ ARE LONG GONE, EVE! HE IS *GOING* TO KILL HER, AND I AM ABSOLUTELY LIVING FOR IT!!! RONAN MALOSI GETS BACK INTO THE DRIVER’S SEAT WHILE KASSIDY HANGS FROM THE EDGE OF HIS BOAT WITH A NOOSE AROUND HER NECK! HE REVS THE MOTOR!!! AND RONAN TAKES OFF!!! YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEES!!!

( Ronan drives the speed boat out of REGION I into the waters of REGION II with Kassidy Heart tied to a noose from the back of the boat, latching on to the boat with one hand. ) 

Gavin Kirkland: YES RONAN!!! DROWN HER!!! LEAVE HER SLEEPING WITH THE FISHES!!! KEEP GOING!!! KEEP GOING!!! THIS IS BEAUTIFUL!!!

Deadprez: KASSIDY’S HEAD IS UNDERNEATH WATER AND EVERY TIME SHE COMES UP FOR AIR, EVEN MORE WATER JETS INTO HER FACE!!! HER LUNGS ARE FILLING WITH FLUID FAST!!! ALL SHE’S GOT ARE HER FINGER TIPS HANGING TO THE BACK OF THE BOAT WITH ONE HAND!!! BUT IF SHE LETS GO THE FORCE FROM THE SPEED OF THE BOAT IS GOING TO SNAP HER FUCKING NECK!!!

Gavin Kirkland: NO PROBLEM, FINE WITH ME!!! RONAN TURNS UP THE SPEED!!! KEEP GOING RONAN!!! SHE’S DONE FOR!!! THERE IS NO ESCAPE, IT’S JUST A MATTER OF TIME BEFORE SHE SLIPS OFF AND HER HEAD IS SEVERED FROM HER BODY! KEEP GOING!!! .. KEEP GOING!!! ……. KEEP …. RONAN??? KEEP GOING! 

( The boat stops. The engine cuts off. A ‘dinging’ sound can be heard from the dashboard. )

Ronan Malosi: WHAT THE HELL?

( Ronan tries to turn the boat back on, but it gives out again. Ronan bangs his fists on the dashboard. )

Ronan Malosi: ARE YOU KIDDING ME

( Ronan looks behind him and realizes he hasn’t even made it more than 200 ft from the dock. )

Ronan Malosi: (speaking with a lisp, from what was done to his lips) ARE YOU SERIOUS?!?! DON’T TELL ME THIS FUCKING THING IS OUT OF GAS!!! 

Deadprez: :mjlol: With this economy I wouldn’t even be surprised! 

Gavin Kirkland: DAMN IT RONAN WHY DID YOU HAVE TO CHOOSE THE PIECE OF CRAP BOAT? 

Ronan Malosi: COME ONNNNN!!! 

Eve: Ronan is too busy having a meltdown to realize Kassidy has managed to climb onto the back of the boat. She is literally coughing up water, but she’s freed herself from that rope around her neck. If the boat hadn’t given out there is no possible way she would have held on for long enough; her neck would have been snapped and she would have been history! Ronan looks around and he literally looks like he’s about to have a panic attack. He has no idea what to do with himself – if I were him I’d just get myself to the other boat —

Gavin Kirkland: THAT’S EXACTLY WHAT HE SHOULD DO!!! RONAN JUST CALM YOUR ASS DOWN AND LISTEN TO ME!!!! THERE ARE TWO BOATS DAMMIT, TAKE THE OTHER ONE!!! 

Deadprez: Bruh, he can’t hear you. We’re like 20 minutes away.

( Kassidy Heart finishes hacking up a lung after nearly drowning, and she crawls off of the boat to free float on her back in Elmendorf Lake. )

Eve: Smart move by Kass who knew she was in no condition to take any more punishment at this current juncture. Ronan barely noticed that Kassidy was even there, he’s too in his own head about being stuck in the lake. What’s he doing now?

(Ronan picks up an emergency satellite phone from the side of the dash and frantically dials.)

Deadprez: You can’t be serious. 

Ronan Malosi: 911? Yes, get me the coast guard! I’m here to report a boating accident! I’m lost at sea and I need your help!

Eve: HE’S CALLING THE POLICE.? 😐

Ronan Malosi: (responding to the operator) I KNOW we’re not near the ocean you smart ass! I’m stranded in a disgusting swamp for a lake! … (listening to the operator)… It’s only me. Oh and I guess some dumb broad that I tried to drown, but she’s irrelevant. This is about me.

( Kassidy meanwhile continues to drift on the Lake in an effort to return to the floating dock, making mild strokes along the way to get herself in that direction. ) 

Ronan Malosi: (listening to operator) No no I’m in a wrestling match. Dia Del Diablo? EAW? You’ve heard of Elite Answers Wrestling have you? I happen to be its biggest star… (listening to the operator) … ‘Substance abuse’?! Don’t be stupid, do I sound like a drug addict!? … (listening to the operator) …. What do you mean ‘do I have a history of mental illness’? JUST SEND SOMEBODY OUT HERE TO FIX MY BOAT ALREADY!  

Deadprez: Ain’t no way man this cannot be real. :mjlol: 

Ronan Malosi: (to the operator) I KNOW THIS IS NOT THE MECHANIC YOU ASSHOLES! WHAT DO YOU THINK THIS IS A PRANK CALL? QUIT WASTING TIME OKAY MY TIME IS MONEY! 

( Ronan listens to the condescending dispatch operator with the phone in one hand and he uses his other to try to start the boat again. After sputtering from the engine Ronan’s boat managers to power back on, and his eyes light up with bliss. )

Ronan Malosi: (to the operator) You know what on second thought? Nevermind you useless PIGS! I’ve got it taken care of, see ya thanks for nothing! 

( Ronan clicks off the phone with a self-impressed smile on his face. He rides westbound from REGION II to REGION III, only a few minutes away from the bridge that overlooks Elmendorf Lake. )

Eve: Looks like Ronan’s gotten a lucky break and he’s not interested in looking back for his opponent! He’s going westbound for the barge on REGION IV which can be seen in the distance close to half a mile from where he is now. 

Ronan Malosi: Let’s play some tunes! 

( Ronan goes for the FM radio on the speed boat. )

Radio: ♪ “What you know about rollin’ down in the deep?♪

♪When your brain goes numb, you can call that mental freeze”♪

Ronan Malosi: LET’S GOO THIS IS MY JAM!

( Ronan ramps up the speed on his speed boat, doing donuts and going for poorly-performed high octane tricks as “Astronaut In The Ocean” by Masked Wolf plays from the speakers. )

( We see overhead cinematic shots of Ronan zipping around the lake at breakneck speeds. The water rocketed around the hull of his boat from its velocity. Ronan is showing the first signs of enjoying himself despite sporting physical damage from the fight between him and Kassidy. Onlookers from the bridge of REGION III are seen cheering Ronan on from above. )

Ronan Malosi: THANK YOU MY ADORING FANS! YOU LOVE ME! YOU REALLY LOVE ME! I LOVE ME TOO! 

( Ronan smiles and waves at the onlookers before passing under the bridge. From the other side Ronan turns around, still riding full-speed, to look back and blow a kiss to the pedestrians on the bridge while they continue to cheer him on. )

*CRASH*

Gavin Kirkland: What was that?!

( Ronan strays too close to the side of the lake underneath the bridge, causing the bottom of his speed boat to slam into one of the jagged underwater rock stacks. However Ronan is too lost in the music to have any idea of what happened. )

Radio: ♪”What you know about rollin’ down in the deep?

When your brain goes numb, you can call that mental freeze

When these people talk too much, put that shit in slow motion, yeah

I feel like an astronaut in the–

( Ronan’s boat loses power and the radio shuts off. )

Ronan Malosi: ♪Ocean yeah what you know about rollin’ down in the deep something something something something you can call that mental freeze-♪ hey!

( Ronan’s notices his loss of traction, and he looks around bewildered as smoke billows from the front of his boat. Ronan now sits in the middle of REGION IV, the deepest part of the lake, with water quickly rushing into his speed boat. )

Ronan Malosi: No way no fucking way not now!!!

Eve: FEAR AND TREPIDATION SETTING IN BY THE LOOK OF RONAN’S FACE! HIS BOAT IS SINKING FAST!

( Ronan reaches for the emergency satellite corded phone to dial “911” again. The front portion of the boat comes close to completely capsizing, leaving him no choice but to crawl over the seats to the stern deck. The corded phone detaches from the dash, giving no dial tone as he lifts it up to his ear. )

Ronan Malosi: PLEASE, GOD NO THIS CAN’T BE HAPPENING TO ME! I CAN’T EVEN SWIM! I’M TOO YOUNG TO DIE!

Gavin Kirkland: DAMN IT RONAN HOW STUPID ARE YOU?! YOU’RE IN A FUCKING LAKE OF FIRE MATCH AND YOU DON’T EVEN KNOW HOW TO SWIM???

Deadprez: IN RONAN’S DEFENSE I DOUBT HE HAD ANY PLANS TO STEP FOOT INTO THAT LAKE, BUT THAT DOESN’T CHANGE HIS REALITY NOW! RONAN IS CLINGING ONTO THE STERN FLOORS WITH DEAR LIFE, AND BEFORE YOU KNOW IT THE BOTTOM HALF OF HIS BOAT IS CAPSIZED NOSE-FIRST! TALK ABOUT A DISASTER SCENARIO RIGHT ABOUT NOW, RONAN MAY AS WELL BE ON THE TITANIC, BECAUSE HIS DREAMS HAVE HIT A DAMN ICEBERG!

Ronan Malosi: NO! NO! NO! HELP ME! SOMEONE HELP! 

Eve: RONAN IS HUNDREDS OF FEET AWAY FROM THE ONLOOKERS AT THE BRIDGE! THEY CAN HARDLY EVEN SEE HIM! HE IS EVEN FURTHER FROM THE BARGE WHERE THE RING IS LOCATED! HE’S UTTERLY SURROUNDED AND HIS SPEED BOAT HAS NOW GONE TOTALLY BENEATH THE SURFACE! AND RONAN IS SCRAMBLING FOR HIS LIFE!!! PANIC HAS SET IN! HE CAN BARELY KEEP HIS HEAD ABOVE THE SURFACE HIMSELF, RONAN IS A FEW SECONDS AWAY FROM A WATERY GRAVE! :damn:

Deadprez: HANG ON A SEC LOOK WHO IT IS! IT’S KASSIDY!!! KASSIDY HEART PULLS UP IN A SPEED BOAT OF HER OWN RIGHT NEXT TO RONAN! 

Ronan Malosi: KASS!!! KASS!!! FOR GOD’S SAKES YOU GOTTA HELP ME!!! 

( Kassidy has a cold look on her face. Ronan sinks below water, but he propels his feet off of his sinking speed boat beneath him to come up for air. Kassidy climbs over to the passenger side of her vessel and leans over to watch Ronan drown. )

Ronan Malosi: (struggling to stay above water) THINK OF YOUR DAUGHTERS! IF THEY WERE DROWNING! YOU’D WANT SOMEONE TO SAVE THEM!!! I HAVE A FAMILY!!! I’M SOMEBODY’S CHILD!!! 

Kassidy Heart: Really, we’re going there?

( Ronan sinks beneath the surface again, and propels his feet off of his sinking speed boat before it falls out of reach. This provides his final opportunity to comes up for air with no other means of support below him and scream at the top of his lungs. )

Ronan Malosi: THIS ISN’T A GAME!!! I CAN’T SWIM!!! DON’T LET ME DIE THIS WAY!!! HELP ME, PLEASE!!!

( Ronan sinks below the surface with no means of escape. His outstretched hand is the only remaining party of his body that we can see. )

Eve: KASSIDY LEANS OUT OF HER BOAT AND GRABS HIS HAND! KASSIDY IS ACTUALLY GOING TO SAVE RONAN FROM DROWNING! 

Gavin Kirkland: I can’t even believe it! Kassidy actually has a Heart! This monstress is capable of empathy after all! I have never seen anything like this in my 23 years of life!

Eve: “23” :usure: 

Deadprez: Kass allows Ronan to pull himself up to the edge of the stern of her speed boat behind the passenger seats. A coughing and wheezing Malosi has got one arm over the stern while the rest of his body is still in the water — AND KASSIDY IMPALES A SET OF NEEDLE NOSE PLIERS INTO THE BACK OF RONAN’S HAND!!! 

( Kassidy stands on the stern and keeps Ronan, by the hand, from falling back into the lake. )

Ronan Malosi: AHH WHAT THE HELL WHY?! WHY DO YOU EVEN HAVE THOSE?! 

Eve: Kassidy glances back at the fisherman’s tackle box sitting in a cramped storage nook behind the passenger cabin. That’s the same tackle box from earlier in the fight that Ronan attempted to use to crush her skull! Ronan’s eyes catch onto it for himself and they open wide in horror! 

Kassidy Heart: You really are a stupid piece of shit, aren’t you. 

Deadprez: KASSIDY HACKS THE PLIERS BACK INTO RONAN’S HAND, PROMPTING A ROAR OF AGONY FROM RONAN!!! KASSIDY ALLOWS RONAN TO SLINK BACK INTO THE LAKE , AND SHE JAMS THOSE PLIERS INTO THE BACK OF RONAN’S HAND WITH ALL OF HER POWER TO PIN IT AGAINST THE DECK! JEEZ LOUISE! RONAN’S OTHER THREE LIMBS GO FLAILING, AND KASSIDY YANKS A WHIMPERING RONAN BACK UP TO COME TO HER FACE LEVEL! 

Kassidy Heart: I hope you realize this lake is where you die. There’s nothing that can change that you fucking bitch. 

Eve: KASSIDY OPENS UP THOSE PLIERS AND CLOSES THEM SHUT INTO RONAN’S FLESH-WOUNDED LIPS!!! LISTEN TO HIM SCREAM! LOOK AT HIM SQUIRM! RONAN IS BEING DANGLED OVER THE LAKE IN THIS GRUESOME ‘WATERBOARDING’ LEVEL DISPLAY OF TORTURE! 

Kassidy: Look at me when I’m talking to you. I’m not gunna say it again. You *will* die here. There is nothing you can do that will change that. It’s already been decided. I’m just here to make sure it happens by *my* hands, and on *my* terms only. You got it?!

Gavin Kirkland: :damn: KASSIDY TWISTS THOSE PLIERS THAT ARE WRAPPED AROUND RONAN’S LACERATED BOTTOM LIP!!!! SHE YANKS BACK ON THOSE PLIERS, FORCING RONAN TO USE HIS OWN STRENGTH TO PULL HIMSELF OUT OF THE WATER & FULLY ONTO THE BACK OF THE BOAT! Finally, she relents!

Gavin Kirkland: I should have known better than to give this sick, sadistic, unscrupulous, blood thirsty monstrous witch the benefit of the doubt! She is Satan’s bride, figuratively and literally–

Eve: PAINFULLY EVER AFTER!!!!!!!!!! CURB STOMP TO THE HEAD BY KASS THIS TIME AND SHE GOT ALL OF IT!!!

Deadprez: STOMP TO THE SKULL WITH AUTHORITY!!! KASSIDY HEART IS SHOWING HIM HOW IT’S DONE! RONAN ROLLS AROUND HOLDING HIS HEAD, STILL WHEEZING, WITH WATER MOST LIKELY STILL CAUGHT IN THE MAN’S LUNGS. THERE’S NO MERCY IN THE EYES OF THE MAULER RIGHT NOW, AND IT AIN’T LIKE SHE WAS SHOWN ANY MERCY HERSELF TO START WITH!

Eve: Exactly! Say what you want Gavin but Kassidy battled back from the brink of death to get to this point of advantage, and she’s not going to allow herself to be fooled by any emotional pleas! They don’t even register in her mind! 

Deadprez: Kassidy digs into the tackle box for some more toys, with brutality still very much fresh on her mind right now. Ronan is rolling away nearing the edge of the boat stern and coughing up a storm. No doubt his head is ringing…Kassidy’s taken out a container of live fish bait and a clear, waterproof drawstring bag. She’s decided to pour the live bait into that bag now, heading over to Ronan to stand over him menacingly! 

Gavin Kirkland: KASSIDY TAKES RONAN BY HIS BLOODY LEFT HAND THAT WAS HACKED OPEN BY THOSE PLIERS AND FLATTENS IT WITH A STOMP! RONAN GNASHING HIS TEETH WITH THE MORE FORCE SHE USES TO CRUNCH HER BOOT AGAINST THE POOR MAN’S HAND!!! KASSIDY COMES RAINING DOWN WITH ELBOW SHOTS SLAMMED REPEATEDLY OVER THE HEAD!!! ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR! FIVE! SIX! SEVEN! EIGHT! NINE SHOTS! SHE SWITCHES HER STANCE AND TIGHTENS THE DRAWSTRING BAG OVER RONAN’S HEAD AS IT IS FILLED WITH LIVE BAIT! HE’S GOING TO SUFFOCATE UNDER THERE IF IT STAYS ON FOR TOO LONG! HE HAS A FAMILY DAMMIT!

Eve: KASSIDY BACKS AWAY AND FLOORS RONAN WITH YET ANOTHER “PAINFULLY EVER AFTER”, WITH THE DRAWSTRING BAG FULL OF LIVE FISH BAIT WRAPPED AROUND HIS HEAD!!! HE’S OUT!!!

( Kassidy wraps the drawstrings around Ronan’s neck to seal the bag around his head. She crawls over to the edge of her boat where the metal cleats are located. She grabs the rope hanging from the cleats and crawls back over to an unconscious Ronan to tie it around both of his feet. )

Deadprez: Kassidy is tying Ronan’s feet together by his ankles and there’s nothing he can do! That drawstring bag is fastened tightly around his head with live creatures squirming around inside it! Ronan looks no different from a cartel hostage right about now, and something tells me he’s going to wish that he were one in comparison! 

Eve:KASSIDY JUMPS BACK INTO THE DRIVER’S SEAT OF HER BOAT! AND THEY TAKE OFF FULL SPEED!!!! RONAN’S BODY IS SENT FLYING OFF OF THE BOAT INTO THE WATER, BEING DRAGGED ACROSS THE SURFACE OF THE LAKE BY THE ROPE AROUND HIS FEET!!!!!! 

Deadprez: RONAN IS FLAILING HIS ARMS MOST LIKELY IN PANIC! I’M NOT SURE WHETHER THAT MAKESHIFT STEINKE HOOD IS SAVING HIS LIFE OR IF IT’S ONLY MAKING THINGS WORSE – BUT EITHER WAY IT’S PROLONGING HIS SUFFERING! 

Eve: KASSIDY RACES ACROSS THE LAKE AT TOP SPEED, TRAVELING WELL INTO REGION IV WITH RONAN DRAGGED BEHIND THE BOAT! LUCKY FOR HIM HE ISN’T HANGING BY HIS NECK, OR HE WOULD BE A DEAD MAN! BUT I DON’T THINK KASS WANTS TO SEVER RONAN’S SPINE OR DROWN HIM TO DEATH, YOU CAN TELL BY THE FIRE IN HER EYES THAT HER MAIN DESIRE IS TO BURN HIM ALIVE! 

Gavin Kirkland: RONAN IS MAKING THE RIGHT MOVE! INSTEAD OF PANICKING, HE’S USING HIS FREE ARMS TO SEAL THE BAG AROUND HIS HEAD TO STOP WATER FROM LEAKING IN! HE’S AWARE ENOUGH TO KNOW THAT AS LONG AS HE’S MOVING HE WON’T SINK, BUT THAT FISH BAIT CONTINUES TO POUR INTO HIS MOUTH, AND IN HIS EYES, AND HIS NOSE, AND HIS EARS!

( Kassidy’s boat speeds toward the Floating Barge at the center of the lake. She circles one full lap around the barge, passing by the massive barrels of oil and flame propulsors lining the sides of the structure. She parks her boat at the west side of the barge, containing a ladder at the side that leads up to an opening in the metal guardrails to enter the platform. ) 

Gavin Kirkland: FOR FUCKS SAKE RONAN IS DROWNING AGAIN! FROM THE MOMENT KASS STOPPED THE BOAT HE HASN’T BEEN ABLE TO STAY ABOVE WATER AND HE’S BEEN SINKING LIKE A ROCK! WATER IS STARTING TO POUR IN THROUGH THE BAG OVER HIS HEAD! KASS IF YOU PLAN ON BURNING HIM ALIVE YOU BETTER MAKE SURE HE REMAINS ALIVE, OR ELSE IT KINDA BEATS THE PURPOSE! 

Deadprez: Bruh I thought I already told you they can’t hear you! That being said, yes, she’s definitely aware of that, Kassidy climbs over and uses every bit of her strength and power to lug Ronan onto the bow of the boat, using that rope to deadlift him out!!! It looks like Kass’ use of the bag as a pocket of air for Ronan actually worked! She frees Ronan’s head from the clear drawstring waterproof bag and is looking to find a way to get him up that ladder, onto the platform of the barge, and roll him into the ring. I can’t believe this match hasn’t even gotten started, this has been a damned action adventure thriller so far. Not sure how much Ronan has left in him, Kass is hoisting him up by his dead weight, damn near throwing her back out just to keep her 280 pound opponent from collapsing to the floor —

Ronan Malosi: :face_vomiting: 

Eve: RONAN PROJECTILE VOMITS IN KASSIDY’S FACE!!! EW THAT’S DISGUSTING!!! 

Gavin Kirkland: :nauseated_face: I think I’m gonna be sick…I can’t stand seeing other people throw up…it makes me want to throw up. :nauseated_face: 

Eve: IT BETTER NOT REACH ME OR I’LL BEAT THE SHIT OUT OF YOU! Kassidy is stunned! She has bits and pieces of fish bait all over her, and ew she has to wipe an undigested piece of kale from her eye :nauseated_face: 

Gavin Kirkland: Good grief Eve stop.. don’t describe it. You’re only making it worse. :nauseated_face: 

Eve: I’m warning you Gavin! Not here! Kassidy is just cringing still in shock and in disgust, dude I can’t even blame her, that is the grossest looking vomit I think I’ve ever seen in my life. She’s done her best to clean as much of the vomit off as possible, having to use her bare hands to do it. Kass goes from shock, to disgust, to blistering rage and goes right after Ronan — 

Deadprez: DEATH-RO THROUGH THE WINDSHIELD BY RONAN!!! THE END OF DAYS SENDS BOTH OF THEIR BODIES CRASH THROUGH THE GLASS WINDOW OF THE SPEED BOAT!!! GLASS GOES PUNCTURING INTO RONAN’S BACK, AND INTO KASSIDY’S FACE!!! 

( Kassidy lands with her body contorted in the passenger seat of the boat, while Ronan is laid out on the driver’s side barely able to breathe. Neither are able to move a muscle, other than Ronan solely to let out coughs and clear the rest of his lungs. ) 

Gavin Kirkland: THE FACT THAT RONAN WAS ABLE TO DIG WITHIN THOSE RESERVES DESPITE WHAT THE MAULER HAS PUT HER THROUGH IS FRANKLY HEROIC! A HERCULEAN EFFORT BY RONAN ALLOWS HIM TO PUSH THROUGH LIMITS I DIDN’T KNOW HE HAD!

( Ronan spends a lengthy period of time catching his breath and looking up at the clouds. Kassidy drops from the passenger seat to the passenger floor, curled up and hardly responsive following the collision she took. Blood starts to pour from a massive gash across Kassidy’s forearm which was sliced open by the shattering windshield. )

Eve: He’s deserving of enormous credit for that no question. Somehow he has managed to rise to a vertical base, as winded as he can be after the hell he was put through. Malosi reaches down for his opponent to pull her up by her hair, traps her in a snug headlock beneath the arm, and he’s slowly but surely climbing up that ladder leading to the platform of the barge — lugging the limp body of Kassidy Heart along with him!

Deadprez: It isn’t more than five to ten feet at the most to get from the boat to the barge, but it is a long arduous climb that Ronan is painstakingly making. But still he is willing to make that climb, eventually reaching the top of the ladder and making it to ringside! Despite how much it has cost he has made it to the Floating Barge – He and Kassidy both – regardless of if it was in her own volition or not!

Eve: Ronan takes another moment to breathe deep breaths while lying on the floor of the “ringside area” so to speak, containing nothing other than concrete floor surrounded by metal guard railings. After a bit more recovery time Ronan drags himself up and takes Kassidy along with him to roll her into the ring, before ultimately rolling herself in. And just like that, they two have FINALLY, FINALLY reached their destination! At long last they have made it into the ring!!! 

( DING! DING! DING! )

Gavin Kirkland: I can not believe it took this fucking long for the match to get started.

Deadprez: If you ask me Gavin this match started from the damn shore! That bell is just a technicality as far as I’m concerned! Hell this thing isn’t even a match, it is a battle to the death! They are showing it all over their faces and their bodies! Ronan drops down to one knee while Kassidy is crawling on all fours! They are both soaking wet, covered in blood, covered in vomit; Ronan with lacerations on his lips and his back, and Kass’ body littered with bumps and bruises with blood all over her arms! Both sweating profusely, both with restricted breathing! They’ve been drowned, hung, impaled, force fed! You name it! 

Gavin Kirkland: These two have put each other through it all – HOWEVER THERE IS ONLY ONE THING LEFT TO PUT EACH OTHER THROUGH!!

( Several hundred tons of oil are set ablaze by the flame propellers on the side of the barge. The lake surrounding Ronan Malosi and Kassidy Heart becomes a Lake Of Fire. An overhead shot shows the burning Lake Of Fire surrounding Ronan and Kassidy underneath a blood orange sky. )

Gavin Kirkland: THERE IT IS!!! THE FLAMES GO ROARING BELOW!!! RONAN AND KASSIDY CAN SEE THE BURNING FLAMES IN THEIR PERIPHERAL VISION!!! AND THERE IS NO REFEREE STUPID ENOUGH TO SHARE THAT RING WITH THEM, BECAUSE THE ONLY WAY THIS ENDS IS BY SENDING THE OTHER PERSON INTO A LAKE OF LITERAL FIRE–

Eve: RONAN CATCHES KASSIDY WITH A BLINDSIDING HAYMAKER! KASS DROPS TO A SEATED POSITION AT THE CORNER, AND RONAN UNLOADS WITH A FLURRY OF MUD HOLE STOMPS INTO KASS WHILE SHE’S CORNERED!

Deadprez: I hate to say it but it’s the only intelligent move you can make in a match with stakes like this, against an opponent like The Mauler. Especially when you have her in a position where she’s at a disadvantage! Ronan takes Kassidy UP AND OVER, PUTTING HIS ENTIRE BACK INTO A BEAL TO SEND HER ACROSS THE RING TO THE OTHER SIDE!!! KASS SCRAMBLES TO HER FEET LEANED OVER THE TURNBUCKLE! RUNNING BODY SPLASH BY RONAN! CAUGHT HER! HE TAKES HER INTO THE OPPOSITE TURNBUCKLE! ANOTHER RUNNING SPLASH HITS THE MARK! 

Eve: Ronan sends Kassidy across the ring with an Irish whip! She rebounds off the ropes, nearly tripping over herself, purely on fumes!!! RONAN SENDS HER INTO THE MAT WITH A DEATH-RO AGAIN!!!!!!

Gavin Kirkland: WHAT?!?! KASSIDY COUNTERS OUT OF IT THE DEATH-RO WITH A MODIFIED GAWD’S GIFT!!!!!!! RONAN IS TAKEN TO THE MAT WITH A CROSS ARMBREAKER TO TRAP THE ARM!!! HOW IS THIS POSSIBLE?

Deadprez: SHE’S SHOWING US HOW! NOT ONLY IS IT POSSIBLE, IT’S INCREDIBLE!!! WHAT A SEAMLESS TRANSITION OUT OF THE DEATH-RO INTO THE GAWDS GIFT!!! 

Eve: LISTEN TO THOSE ANIMAL SNARLS FROM KASS!!!

Deadprez: OH I HEAR THEM! SHE IS REARING BACK ON THAT REMORSELESS LOCK THAT SHE MANAGED TO BEAUTIFULLY APPLY FROM OUT OF THE BLUE! RONAN HAS NOWHERE TO GO AND NO ONE WHO CAN SAVE HIM!!! THERE ARE NO AVAILABLE OPTIONS, NOTHING HE CAN DO–

Eve: RONAN TAPS!!! HE’S TAPPING OUT LIKE HIS LIFE DEPENDED ON IT! 

Deadprez: AND THAT’S THE THING GUYS, RONAN CAN TAP ALL HE LIKES, BUT THERE IS NO BELL THAT WILL SOUND, THERE IS NO REFEREE THAT WILL PULL THE MAULER OFF OF HER PREY!!! INSTEAD SHE CLAMPS DOWN WITH HER TEETH, SINKING HER SHARP MANDIBLES INTO RONAN’S BLEEDING LEFT HAND THAT SHE SLICED OPEN EARLIER WITH THOSE PLIERS! THE MAULER BEGINS TO GNAW AGAINST THE FLESH THROUGH RONAN’S OPEN WOUND!!!!!!!! 

Ronan Malosi: AAAAAAAAH MAKE IT STOP MAKE IT STOOOOOOOOOOOP!

Gavin Kirkland: I AM AT A LOSS FOR WORDS! THE SHEER INHUMANITY!!! WHERE THE HELL IS HER SHOCK COLLAR?! SHE NEEDS TO BE EUTHANIZED!!!

Deadprez: Kassidy releases Gawd’s Gift after having her desired serving of Ronan’s blood and flesh! She sits up, licking his blood off of her fingers, and just watches with zero emotion or expression as he rolls out of the ring and drops himself to the concrete floor with a thud. But anything is better than being in the clutches of the unchained Mauler. 

Eve: Kassidy sits with what she’s done for a minute while Ronan is on the floor outside closing his eyes and damn near praying to God to make the pain go away! But he’d better be careful what he wishes for! Kass comes crawling across the ring like the predator that she is, and slithers down to ringside to stalk her prey! 

Gavin Kirkland: Dear God Ronan just fucking jump. It’s over.

Eve: A nihilistic take here but it may serve as a sobering truth! Ronan looks incapacitated! He is on the ground holding his arm hyperventilating, almost appearing to be in a state of traumatic shock! The fires continue to roar below and around them! The heat is turning up, with sweat pouring down Kassidy’s face, and you can’t exactly control an inferno of this magnitude that easily! It could end up spreading into the barge for all we know and ultimately consume them both! 

Deadprez: I didn’t even think about that Eve but it’s absolutely true. Neither of them have very much time left, but The Mauler isn’t even thinking about time, she’s thinking about destruction!!! Kassidy looks down at her opponent with a soulless, piercing look before peeling him up from the heap in which he was laying.

Gavin Kirkland: RONAN SENDS KASSIDY HEAD FIRST INTO THE METAL RING POST FROM OUT OF NOWHERE!!!!

( Ronan drops to his knees while Kassidy staggers away after hitting her head. She winds up leaning over the metal guard rail which serves as the only thing to catch her from falling into the Lake Of Fire. )

Gavin Kirkland: FOR ALL WE KNOW THAT MIGHT HAVE CONCUSSED HER! BUT KASSIDY HEART HAS GOT FAR BIGGER PROBLEMS THAN A CONCUSSION IN STORE! RONAN COMES TO A RISE, ROLLS IN THE RING, AND ROLLS OUT OF THE OTHER SIDE OF THE CORNER FOR HIS TEXTBOOK BASEBALL SLIDE LARIAT TO SEND KASSIDY INTO THE GUARD RAIL AND DOWN TO THE LAKE BELOW!!! — 

Gavin Kirkland: NO FUCKING WAY!!! SHE ATE THE SHOT!!! KASSIDY ATE THE LARIAT AND DIDN’T EVEN BUDGE!!! RONAN GOES FOR ANOTHER LARIAT!!! SENDING HER LEANING BACKWARDS, FIFTEEN FEET ABOVE THE LAKE OF FIRE! BUT SHE HANGS ON TO THE BARRIER WITH HER ARMS!!! SHE’S GOT TO BE THE TERMINATOR OR SOMETHING, THAT’S THE ONLY WAY THIS MAKES SENSE!!! 

Eve: RONAN TAKES KASS BY HER FEET AND FLIPS KASSIDY OVER THE GUARDRAIL TO FINISH HER OFF!!! BUT KASSIDY CATCHES RONAN WITH A KICK TO THE MOUTH WHILE HER LEGS ARE DANGLING IN AIR! RONAN RETREATS LEANING BACK AGAINST THE APRON JUST STUNNED! RRRRRRRRRRRAPPPPPPPPPPPTURRRRRRRRRRREEEEEEEEEE!!! HELLUVA KICK TAKES RONAN’S HEAD OFF, AND SENDS HIM FLYING BACK INTO THE RING FROM THE MOMENTUM!!!

( Kassidy Heart painfully drags herself back into the ring, only for Ronan to instinctively exit from the other side, dropping back down to ringside at the west side of the barge. ) 

Deadprez: Zero frustration from Kassidy! She is in another zone and on another level! It’s like we’re seeing Ultra Instinct Kassidy because there is nothing on her mind right now other than the objective which is to annihilate her target! Ronan is taking forever and a day to recover but I don’t blame him a solitary bit! He’s been through hell, BUT I GOT A FEELING HE’S GOING TO GO THROUGH A LOT MORE!!! BY THE TIME HE’S UP, KASS REBOUNDS OFF THE OTHER ROPES AND GOES SPRINTING FORWARD!!! SUUIIIIICIIIIIIIIIDEEEEE DIIIIIIIIIIIVEEEEEEEEEE!!!

Gavin Kirkland: HOLY SHIT!!! HOLY SHIT!!!! RONAN YANKED DOWN THE MIDDLE ROPES AT THE LAST SECOND!!!

Eve: NO WAY!!! 

Gavin Kirkland: KASSIDY GOES FLYING ACROSS RINGSIDE THROUGH THe GUARD RAIL OPENING, INTO THE LAKE OF FIRE!!!!!!!!!! AS GOD AS MY WITNESS KASSIDY HAS BEEN SET STRAIGHT TO HELL!!!!!!!!!!!

Eve: Oh my God. It’s over.

( Ronan’s eyes bug out in amazement and he rolls into the ring trying to take in what he just went through. )

Ronan Malosi: Holy shit, holy fucking shit, I’m alive. I won. I WON!

Gavin Kirkland: THERE IS NO GAWDLY INTERVENTION, NO MEDICAL PROCEDURE, NO ACT OF GOD, NO MIRACLE THAT CAN BE PERFORMED TO SAVE HER!!! DING DONG, THE WITCH IS DEAD! THE WICKED, WICKED WITCH IS DEAD! AND THERE IS NO COMING BACK THIS TIME!!!

Ronan Malosi: I DID IT! I FUCKING DID IT! 

( Ronan is overcome with awe on the verge of tears, he is legitimately praying to God thanking him for his blessings. Meanwhile, )

Gavin Kirkland: No.

( Meanwhile…… )

Gavin Kirkland: Not a chance.

( Meanwhile…….. )

Gavin Kirkland: I won’t allow it.

( Ahem. Meanwhile……… a replay airs showing Kassidy Heart crash-landing from the suicide dive, off of the Floating Barge, into the glass covered dashboard of her partially burning boat in the Lake Of Fire. Kassidy is now shown curled up on the floor of the driver’s seat with her eyes glazed over. )

Deadprez: KASS IS STILL ALIVE!!! SHE’S STILL IN THIS MATCH!!! RONAN HAS NO IDEA!!!! 

Eve: AND IN HIS DEFENSE HOW COULD HE?! FOR ALL INTENTS AND PURPOSES KASSIDY HEART SHOULD BE AS GOOD AS BURNED TO ASHES! BUT INSTEAD SHE MIRACULOUSLY LANDED INTO HER SPEED BOAT WHICH DRIFTED IN THE RIGHT PLACE AT THE RIGHT TIME!! HAD KASSIDY FLOWN EVEN A FEW INCHES FURTHER, OR LANDED AT THE WRONG ANGLE, SHE WOULD HAVE BEEN RENDERED INTO HUMAN SOOT!

Gavin Kirkland: WHATEVER, WHO CARES! IF ANYTHING THAT BOUGHT HER A LITTLE BIT OF TIME, BUT IT’S PROLONGING THE INEVITABLE! THE ENTIRE PERIMETER OF HER BOAT IS ON FIRE, AND THERE IS HEAVY SMOKE STARTING TO FORM FROM UNDERNEATH! SHE’S AS GOOD AS SCREWED! 

Deadprez: LOOK AT THIS THERE IS SCALDING HOT WATER BEGINNING TO POUR IN THROUGH THE CREVICES FROM THE BOTTOM OF THE BOAT! KASSIDY SHRIEKS AS HER LEGS COME INTO CONTACT MOMENTARILY WITH THE LAKEWATER HOT ENOUGH TO BURN INSTANTLY ON CONTACT!!!

( A panting Kassidy drags herself over the passenger seats as the cabin floors slowly start to flood with water. She crawls on top of the tackle box, looks up, and sees fire begin to overtake the far edge of the back of the boat. She glances back behind her and sees the water levels rise. )

Deadprez: A WINDED, BRUISED UP, PROFUSELY SWEATING KASSIDY HEART IS CAUGHT BETWEEN SCALDING WATER AND A RAGING FIRE! THE FLAMES ARE SPREADING IN, THE WALLS ARE CLOSING IN, THE PROVERBIAL ROOF IS CAVING IN! SHE CAN FEEL HER BOAT SINKING! WHAT IS SHE GOING TO DO?

Gavin Kirkland: DO A FLIP, THAT’S WHAT SHE SHOULD DO! THAT’S ALL SHE CAN DO!

( Kassidy frantically digs through the fisherman’s tackle box, tossing out hooks, sinkers, bobbers, leaders, lures, and a first-aid kit. These items are all sent into the lake and immediately begin to smolder and engulf into flames. Kassidy digs to the bottom of the tackle box, desperately searching for options– )

EVE: KASSIDY DIGS TO THE BOTTOM OF THE TACKLE BOX AND FINDS A DISSEMBLED CARBON FIBER FISHING ROD! SHE’S DOING EVERYTHING IN HER POWER TO PIECE TOGETHER THE PIECES OF THE ROD IN THE RIGHT PLACES!

Deadprez: YOU CAN HEAR HER BATED BREATH, SHE IS LITERALLY GASPING FOR AIR NOT JUST FROM THE DAMAGE AND FATIGUE, BUT FOR THE FIRST TIME WE ARE ACTUALLY SEEING ANXIETY SET IN ON KASSIDY! THIS IS THE MOST PRESSURE KASSIDY HAS EVER BEEN UNDER IN HER LIFE! THIS IS LITERALLY A PHYSICAL AND MENTAL FIGHT FOR HER SURVIVAL! 

Eve: THE FLAMES ARE ETCHING CLOSER, THIS TIME LESSENING THE AMOUNT OF ROOM THAT SHE HAS ON THE STERN OF THE BOAT! BOILING WATER BEGINS TO FLOOD UP TO THE CHAIR! THE FLAMES ON THE LAKE OF FIRE ITSELF ARE ALSO CONTINUING TO SPREAD, WITH THE SPREAD OF THE OIL BEGETTING MORE AND MORE WALLS OF FIRE! 

Deadprez: KASS MAKES A BREAK FOR IT! YOU GOTTA BE KIDDING ME!!!! KASSIDY USES THE FISHING ROD TO POLE VAULT HERSELF OFF OF THE BURNING BOAT!!!!!!! 

( And in a Michael Bay-esque display, the overheating engine causes the boat to explode while Kassidy Heart is in mid air. )

Gavin Kirkland: I HATE HER SO MUCH!!! 

Eve: KASSIDY JUST SUCCESSFULLY POLE VAULTED LIKE AN OLYMPIC ATHLETE OFF OF THE EXPLODING AND ONTO THE STAIRS OF THE FLOATING BARGE! RONAN HASN’T GOT A CLUE! 

( Ronan Malosi continues to march around the ring raising his fists to the sky, praising Jesus, thanking God, and repenting for his sins. Only for Kassidy Heart to ascend over the ring apron like the devil incarnate and stalk him from behind. )

Ronan Malosi: I AM NEW AGAIN! I AM BORN AGAIN! I GIVE MY LIFE TO YOU JESUS! THANK YOU FATHER GOD FOR MY AWESOME LIFE! THANK YOU GOD FOR ALL MY PRECIOUS MONEY! THANK YOU GOD FOR MY FORTUNE! THANK YOU GOD FOR MY FAME! THANK YOU GOD FOR GETTING RID OF THAT CANCEROUS WHORE KASSIDY AND SENDING HER STRAIGHT TO HELL TO SUCK SATAN’S DICK! THANK YOU GOD FOR GIVING ME SUCH A BIG COC-

Deadprez: LOW BLOW!!! RONAN IS BROUGHT DOWN BY HIS EGO, LITERALLY!!! RONAN DROPS RIGHT ON HIS FACE WITH HIS MOUTH HANGING OPEN IN DISBELIEF! RONAN IS LIVING OUT AN ABJECT NIGHTMARE! ON THE GROUND HOLDING HIS LOINS AND GAWKING UP AT THE RETURNING MAULER, BACK FROM HELL, TO CLAIM HIS HEAD! 

Ronan Malosi: You’re…you’re supposed to be dead. 

Kassidy Heart: Run away. 

Eve: KASSIDY ALLOWS RONAN TO RETREAT EVEN THOUGH THERE’S NOWHERE TO GO! HE CRAWLS ON HIS BELLY TO THE APRON UNDER KASSIDY’S CLOSE SUPERVISION — NOT SO FAST! BEFORE HE CAN LEAVE THE RING KASS HANGS RONAN BY HIS THROAT ALONG THE MIDDLE ROPES, AND TRAPS HIM A MODIFIED “THANK U, NEXT”!!!!!!!! ROPE-HUNG FUJIWARA ARMBAR WITH THE OTHER ARM CAUGHT IN LEG SCISSORS!!! THE STOMPS ARE VIRTUALLY ENDLESS!!!!!!

Gavin Kirkland: I CAN’T DO THIS.

Deadprez: RONAN IS LITERALLY BEING STRANGLED BY THE MIDDLE ROPE, WITH BOTH ARMS BEING TORTURED, AND SADISTIC STOMPS SMASHING RONAN’S SKULL INTO PIECES!!! HE IS BEING PUMMELED WITHIN AN INCH OF HIS LIFE! HE CAN’T EVEN SUBMIT! 

Eve: NOT ONLY CAN HE NOT TAP OUT, BUT THERE’S NO WAY FOR HIM TO EVEN VERBALLY QUIT BECAUSE HE’S BEING KICKED IN THE HEAD AND NOW HE’S TAKING KICKS TO THE MOUTH AT A RAPIDFIRE RATE FOR CHRIST’S SAKES! RONAN IS FADING FAST — 

Deadprez: BUT KASS RELEASES THE HOLD??

Eve: Ronan is slumped over on the middle rope while Kassidy backs away into the far corner! Ronan hardly has any idea of where he is anymore! BUT THE MAULER ON THE OTHER HAND HAS HIM FULLY SCOUTED WITH A VERY FAMILIAR, SINISTER EXPRESSION! RONAN USES THE TOP ROPE TO TRY TO STRAIGHTEN HIMSELF UP! AND KASSIDY HEART RACES ACROSS THE RING!!!! FOR THE SPEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!

Deadprez: RONAN’S SENT OFF THE APRON!!! OVER THE RAIL!!! AND INTO THE LAKE TO BURN FOR AN ETERNITY!!!!!!!

( DING! DING! DING! )

( A chilling moment of silence replaces the usual post-match music. The only prevalent sound in the backdrop is the roaring blaze of the lake of fire that swallowed Ronan completely. Eve and Deadprez are speechless, and Gavin Kirkland is audibly heard weeping over the broadcast.)

Maria Del Ray: HERE IS YOUR WINNER… KASSIDY HEART!!!!!!

( Kassidy Heart lays on her side staring off into space, trying to process what she has done. )

Eve: What did we just see?

Deadprez: For the first time in her career Kassidy looks like she herself is rattled by her own carnage. Just look at her face. That is the face of a woman gazing into the abyss, who can see the horror of the abyss gazing back into her.

 

( We are given an instant replay from multiple angles of Kassidy Heart pole vaulting herself off of her speed boat merely seconds before it explodes. Then sneaking up on Ronan from behind with a low blow before applying the modified “Thank U, Next.” And finishes off with a new aerial view of Kassidy spearing Ronan Malosi off of the apron, and sending him flying over the guard rails to crashland into the Lake Of Fire. Ronan’s body sinks beneath the surface with no struggle and there is not a sign of him remaining on the live feed. )

Gavin Kirkland: (still weeping) FOR THE LOVE OF GOD IS ANYBODY GOING TO DO SOMETHING?! ANYTHING?! ARE WE REALLY GOING TO SIT AROUND AND WATCH A MAN DIE?! 

Eve: What other choice do we have? 

( Kassidy lays on her back and snaps out of her momentary trance. A cheshire cat smile slowly creeps onto her face and she can do nothing other than laugh. )

Eve: It goes back to the saying, “Battle not with monsters, lest ye become a monster.” You’re right Deadprez. Kassidy Heart is gazing into the abyss, and it’s very clear that she likes what she sees. 

( FINAL SHOT: Harmonizing of a dark choir can be heard faintly in the background. Kassidy Heart lies alone in the ring staring up at the ‘abyss’ of a blood orange sky with a smile painted on her face. She lays unmoving in the middle of a doomsday apocalyptic wasteland with the Lake Of Fire burning all around her. The sun lowers behind the tower of a church on a nearby hill, overseeing the carnage below. The sound of the church bell tolls to end the scene. )

 (After the match plays, it cuts backstage to Ronan sitting inside of his private dressing room, fixing his watch, not even bothering seeing the replay of that Lake of Fire Match and instead adjusting his suit while stagehands clip a microphone to him before Malosi begins addressing the camera.)

Ronan Malosi: Pain for Pride 15. I compete for Cash in the Vault, but let’s just call it what it is, I compete for the World Championship. Because once the briefcase is in my possession, that title is as good as mine. Now, I’m not sure if I can say that about the others. Because Jake Smith? He’s come up short in just about everyone major World Title opportunity he’s had, and not far behind is Adam Lucas, who has fumbled his opportunities as well, yet somehow keeps managing to get em, all because he did that one thing at one time, which was beat Mr. DEDEDE. And after pointing this out to him, you know what he did last week? Cheap shotted me.

(Ronan briefly chuckles to himself.)

Ronan Malosi: But if you think that bothers me, it doesn’t, because all Adam did was make himself a marked man going into CITV. And for someone who claims that season sixteen will be the year he and Bethany Blue become World Champions, there’s no guarantee that he’ll even make it there. Because before I climb up that ladder, I’ll make sure to put a little extra hurt on Adam Lucas. But not to exclude the rest, of course, because all five men are in need of a beating. And even though he got one last week, I don’t mind giving Jay Jerry Johnson another. Ya know, just to cement a fact everybody around here knows, and that’s that he doesn’t belong in this matchup. And you could say the same about Jake Smith, who simply got added, no qualifying match, no nothing. Which really goes to show the type of brand Captain Charisma is running. In fact, it goes to show what type of brand StarrStan is running as well when Jon Kelton of all people is having long ass title reigns. But I guess that’s the case when you’re defending against clowns, who I’d run through rather quickly. But there’s someone else representing the Dynasty side of things, and that person is none other than SOSA Henderson. Ya know, you’ve been the World Champion before, but seeing as you lost that title to Terry Chambers, I understand needing a restart, and competing in a field of people that want their first World Title. I wouldn’t really want that reign remembered either, man. But going into Pain for Pride, I’m not gonna let you stand in the way of my destiny, just like I’m not gonna let you think that this is your ticket back to the top. But speaking of, as you can see, I’m already on it.

(The camera pans around to show off a bit of Ronan’s private locker room before going back to him with a smug smile on his face.)

Ronan Malosi: A private dressing room, marquee match at Pain for Pride, being the face of Showdown. I’d say it’s good to be Ronan Malosi, only the haters will say the opposite. But let’s be honest, they’ll say anything, they’ll even claim I’m not the favorite going into this match. But against all these men, I’m the stronger opponent, I’m the bigger opponent, I’m the smarter opponent, who’s gonna impose his will over everyone in Cash in the Vault. And like I said, the World Title is guaranteed to me. And when that moment, that milestone in my career happens, you know who I have to thank for that? Myself. Because no one else has helped me get into this position, especially Hurricane Hawk, who has made me jump through every hoop, every obstacle imaginable just to get one opportunity. And if he didn’t take away the one I had against Veena Adams, I’d be standing here as Answers World Champion already, and people wouldn’t be talking about TLA versus Impact. They’d be talking about Ronan Malosi versus Impact, and unlike TLA, my reign wouldn’t be in jeopardy. Because I’d put an end to Impact, and his pipe dream of having ten reigns. But while that’s a hypothetical, Ronan Malosi winning Cash in the Vault is not.

(The crowd boos at this notion, wanting literally anybody else but Ronan to win said match, but he doesn’t care, smiling to the camera as it cuts to Adam Lucas with Kyra Phillips standing microphone readied.)

Kyra Phillips: Guys, allow me to introduce my guest currently… Cash in the Vault entrant, Adam Lucas.

(The camera pans out to reveal the man himself, a mainly positive reaction coming from the crowd.)

Kyra Phillips: Adam, it’s been a turbulent time for you of late. You’ve spoken of the run of losses you’ve had since the turn of the year. Do you think that you have turned a corner?

(Adam nods his head agreeably.)

Adam Lucas: I’m not going to say I’m fully around the corner Kyra, but I’ve certainly made a start.

Kyra Phillips: Last week you beat Impact via countdown, do you think you needed to?

Adam Lucas: No question about it. This season I’ve faced some of the very best in this company, and the only thing consistent is that I have fallen short on all occasions. It’s taken a lot of thought, and soul searching to get to a point where I could halt what had become a drought and move forwards. That’s what Impact was, not a message, or a statement. It was proof positive that I could beat those who’s name are known worldwide. Yes, I would have preferred a pinfall of course, but for now I’ll take the count out and the look on Impact’s face when he realized he’s lost. That’s enough for now.

Kyra Phillips: A few weeks back you qualified for the Cash in the Vault match, which could see you the owner of the briefcase that will get you a title shot at some point in season sixteen. Ronan Malosi claimed his place as the second representative for the blue brand not longer after. Is there any competition between the two of you, or will you be working together?

(Adam laughs, finding the thought ridiculous.)

Adam Lucas: I’m sure Ronan would agree with me, in that there will be no brand loyalty. I think what happened last week on Showdown showed quite clearly what we think of each other, so any alliances is more than unlikely. My opinion, he’s more about the celebrity than being an Elitist, and although talented, he’s more concerned about the likes on social media than really playing the part he should be. Hey, I’m not saying he can’t win, of course he can. He’s shown this season when he puts his mind to it, he’s a threat to anyone. But when the chips are down, I’m just not sure he cares enough. Maybe I’m wrong about him, but I certainly don’t think so. If he does win, I’ll congratulate him for sure, anything that proves Showdown is the greatest brand in EAW is ok with me.

Kyra Phillips: And what about the rest of the field?

Adam Lucas: I’ll leave my individual thoughts for later, but there is no question that anyone of us could climb that ladder and claim the briefcase. If it isn’t the greatest Cash in the Vault ever put together, it’s certainly close. So, winning it, being a part of that, it’s quite the incentive… not that I really needed one. Finishing the season with a bang and starting the next on a high with a briefcase in tow would be just about the best I could hope for after a losing streak that went on longer than it should. It’s not been the best season I could have wished for, but I can’t do anything about that now. What I can do however is give it a spectacular ending, so that’s what I am going to do.

Kyra Phillips: And should you win, are you hoping that it’s for the Answers World Championship and that you will remain on the Showdown brand when the draft occurs after Pain for Pride.

(Adam hesitates, taking his time to answer the question properly.)

Adam Lucas: Right now, I compete on Showdown, and the Answers World Championship is the title that has evaded me on two separate occasions, in the Elimination Chamber, and at Grand Rampage when I faced TLA. There is no doubt that there is a history building between me and that title, so of course right now in this moment, I would prefer to stay here, and make good on those failures. However, if I am successful in Cash in the Vault and then I move to either Dynasty or Voltage then of course I would be honored to be World Champion in those respective brands.

Kyra Phillips: And final question… am I invited to the wedding?

(Adam laughs at the sudden welcome change in pace.)

Adam Lucas: It’s only a small affair, Beth and I don’t want our day turning into a media circus. However you are more than welcome to join the celebration afterwards.

Kyra Phillips: Thank you Adam, I’ll be there. And good luck at Pain for Pride.

Adam Lucas: Anytime Kyra. And thank you.

(The scene fades to a commercial break.)

Gina Romano: The following contest is the FIRE & STEEL MATCH… IT IS FOR THE EAW HARDCORE CHAMPIONSHIP WITH AN ONE HOUR LIMIT!!

( The crowd roars while a buzzer begins to sound. A unique chain-linked structure hanging from the top of the Alamodome illuminates with red lighting. It slowly begins to descend, but stops above the squared circle. San Antonio continues to chant “WE WRESTLE” before the anticipation score goes silent. )

( “Praise The Lord” by Bandokay begins to reverberate through the Alamodome. The crowd’s excitement soon turns upside down as they do not hold back on displaying their discontent towards Charlie Marr. Marr jerks the curtain, and slowly approaches the entranceway with his signature smirk planted all over his face. He stands at the beginning of the ramp and spreads his arms. He is dressed in street gear as he purposefully walks down towards the squared slowly to savor the moment. ) 

Gina Romano: INTRODUCING FIRST! From Tower Hamlets, United Kingdom, weighing in at 240 pounds… HE IS “THE MAN OF ALWAYS,” CHARLIE… MARRRR!!

Gavin Kirkland: IT IS TIME FOR THE MAIN EVENT!! LIMOMMY VS THE GARDEN GNOME!

Deadprez: What we have recently seen from Charlie Marr has been a reanimated ferocity. After coming up short several times, Charlie Marr has been sick of being looked at as a nonfactor. He is sick of being pushed to the sidelines while others surpass. He is exhausted from being an undesired Elitist. Will tonight be the night that we see the re-emergence of Charlie Marr? We have discovered that the ruthlessness that made him prosperous in the past is back. Limmy Monaghan has been on the receiving end of that ruthlessness and that will be something to watch. Marr can have more consolation knowing that there will be nowhere to go. Monaghan will not have the choice to use weapons, or get out of the squared circle. They will be locked in together with nowhere to go. Nowhere to hide from Charlie Marr! 

Eve: We have been told that flames will be shooting up from the top of the cage. In addition, the chain-linked wall will be scolding hot. This will ensure that both Charlie Marr and Limmy Monaghan keep their fights smack dab in the centre of that ring. It isn’t advised to climb onto the cage walls unless they want to burn themselves. While this is orthodox for a hardcore championship match, this is the perfect opportunity to see what both competitors can accomplish when they are severely limited. We get to see how both of these individuals can adapt to this situation, and Charlie Marr looks more than happy seeing that Limmy Monaghan will always be in his line of sight at all times.

( While Charlie Marr looks up and admires the structure,  “King’s Dead” by Kendrick Lamar blasts through the speakers. It prompts San Antonio to respond with an ear-deafening pop. Limmy Monaghan steps out to the stage with his head down in a grey Italian Renaissance patterned outfit. . Monaghan shows the EAW Hardcore Championshiop wrapped around his waist and slowly looks up to even a louder pop. He has a proud smile on his face as red and blue fireworks illuminate the sky. )

Gina Romano: AND HIS OPPONENT! Hailing from Beverly Hills, California, weighing in at 224 pounds… HE IS THE EAW HARDCORE CHAMPION… “THE MONARCH,” LIMMMMMMYYYYYYYY!!! MONNNNNNAGGGGGHHANNNNNN!!

Gavin Kirkland: I have delved through tons of dirt sheets and all of them have claimed that this may be the biggest threat to the reign of Limmy Monaghan. I SAY NOT! The Monarch has been dominant throughout his entire reign and what he will do tonight will be no different to what he did to prior defenses. Charlie Marr says that he has changed, we may have seen him be more volatile, but he is still the same man that has done absolutely nothing but twiddle his fingers in catering for years. Limmy Monaghan has his work cut out for him, and people think it goes in the favour of Marr that they are both locked in a cage? Monaghan is a ferocious beast when his back is against the wall. Trust me, I would know. Monaghan is going to prove why he is the face of the EAW Hardcore Division forever and ever. 

Deadprez: Did Walter Bivens pay you to say that? Charlie Marr has made it known that he doesn’t believe that Limmy Monaghan is properly upholding the prestige of that championship. He claims that it has been too far long that he has sit idly by and seen Monaghan besmirch the name of the EAW Hardcore Championship. Marr doesn’t believe that Monaghan doesn’t fit the script and has every intention in the world to send Monaghan packing to the lower card where he says he will always belong. Monaghan has had a great championship reign thus far, but this is the point in his reign where he needs to prove something. Does he epitomise hardcore? Does he possess that ferocity? Has he maintained the cold-blooded mentality of his? Charlie Marr believes he doesn’t, but it is up for the champion to prove the challenger wrong.

( Limmy Monaghan calmly walks up the steps and enters through the ropes. The referee immediately has to push Charlie Marr back into a corner, as Monaghan steps up and raises the EAW Hardcore Championship in his face. Marr calms down and goes to throw insults at Monaghan. Monaghan continues to show off his championship right in the face before they both look up to see the chain-linked structure descend accompanied by a buzzer. )

Eve: You don’t even have to be present to feel the tensions rising between these two as the chain-linked structure is brought down to the ring. Marr is literally tapping his foot, smiling as he can’t wait to lay his hands onto the reigning champion. Limmy Monaghan seems to have kept calm and collected during his entrance, showing off his confidence as he shoved his championship right in the face of the vicious challenger. These two have been waiting all the way since King Of Elite to settle it once and for all, and that is what they are about to do.

( The top of the cage walls begin to ignite with more violent flames as it is positioned around the ring. The referee continues to be the middleman to prevent any post-match shenanigans as both competitors are impatiently getting into position. Stagehands reinforce the structure from the outside before the referee signals for the bell. 

( DING! DING! DING ) 

Deadprez: THE MAIN EVENT IS UNDERWAY AS MONAGHAN AND MARR ARE WASTING NO TIME!! NO LOVE LOST BETWEEN THE CHAMPION AND CHALLENGER AS THEY COLLIDE IN THE CENTER OF THE RING EXCHANGING LEFTS AND RIGHTS!! THEY HAVE BEEN WAITING A LONG TIME FOR THIS TO HAPPEN, AND BOTH ARE JUST UNLOADING EVERY OUNCE OF PENT UP AGGRESSION FROM THE PAST MONTH!! MARR WITH A LEFT!! MONAGHAN WITH A RIGHT!! MARR WITH A LEFT!! MONAGHAN BLOCKS IT WITH HIS FOREARMS AND LOADS UP A DISGUSTING FOREARM SMASH THAT SENDS MARR REELING INTO THE CORNER TURNBUCKLE!

Eve: Limmy Monaghan sends the challenger retreating to the corner turnbuckles as he is quick on the offense! RUNNING EUROPEAN UPPERCUT INTO THE CORNER! Marr ducks the uppercut, clutches him by the waist and hoists him up! MARR TRIES TO DRIVE HIM FACE-FIRST INTO THE PIPING HOT CHAIN-LINKEd WALL!! MONAGHAN, HOWEVER, GRABS HIS HEAD AND ESCAPES BY FLATTENING THE CHALLENGER WITH A HEADLOCK TAKEDOWN! Marr hastily gets the leg scissors with Monaghan immediately escaping with a kip-up. Marr rushes to his feet while Monaghan rebounds off the ropes! MONAGHAN WITH A FOREARM SMASH! The impact of the blow sends Marr rebounding off the ropes! AND MARR ANSWERS HIS FOREARM SMASH WITH ONE OF HIS OWN!! Monaghan is down onto one knee as Marr picks him up and hoists him up into a vertical position! SUPLEX INBOUND!

Deadprez: Monaghan hovers over his shoulders and lands on his feet. He hooks the left arm and goes for that snap Dragon suplex! Charlie Marr throws his shoulder back, but Monaghan ducks that and clutches him from his right instead! AND HE THROWS HIM OVER WITH A RELEASE EXPLODER! NO!! MARR WITH ELBOWS TO THE BACK OF THE HEAD! AND HE BLASTS THE CHAMPION IN THE FOREHEAD WITH A HEADBUTT!! Charlie Marr scops him up! Monaghan escapes down his back one again and wraps his arms around his waist! Monaghan pushes him into the ropes! Marr holds onto the top rope and Monaghan rolls into the center of the ring!!! AND MARR QUICKLY TRIES TO CONNECT WITH A SHOOT KICK TO THE JAW!

Gavin Kirkland: MONAGHAN GRABS HIS FOOT!! Monaghan shakes his finger signaling that he had scouted right in front of Marr’s face! MONAGHAN THROWS HIS FOOT DOWN AND GOES FOR A KICK TO THE FACE!! Marr counters that as well by grabbing it mid-air! He sweeps the other leg and holds him by both of them! THE CHALLENGER IS LOOKING TO CATAPULT THE CHAMPION INTO THE HOT CAGE!! BUT MONAGHAN DESPERATELY HOLDS ONTO THE MIDDLE ROPE!! GREAT RING AWARENESS FROM THE MONARCH AS MARR IS TRYING TO YANK HIM OFF!

Deadprez: Charlie Marr pulls him off the ropes and lets go! Monaghan lands on his feet and backs up towards the ropes! MARR CHARGES AND MONAGHAN CONNECTS WITH A PRECISION KICK TO THE JAW! MONAGHAN THEN GOES FOR AN ENZIGURI!! BUT MARR CATCHES HIS FOOT, TURNS HIM AROUND AND PULLS HIM OFF THE ROPES WITH A WHEELBARROW HOLD!! AND HE TURNS THE DIRECTION AROUND!! What is Marr thinking here? AND MARR DEPOSITS THE CHAMPION ONTO THE PIPING HOT CAGE WALL WITH A RELEASE WHEELBARROW SUPLEX!! MY GOD!

Eve: YOU CAN SEE THE SMOKE COMING OUT OF LIMMY MONAGHAN AS HIS FLESH BURNS AGAINST THE CAGE!! MONAGHAN TRIES TO CRAWL OUT OF THE SPACE BETWEEN THE ROPES AND WALL, BUT MARR SHOVES HIS FOOT AND KEEPS HIM UP AGAINST THE WALL!! Monaghan is now screaming in pain as he is literally burning his entire back! Marr stops rubbing him into the cage and decides to help him up to his feet. Marr sites Monaghan on the top rope… MARR RUNS THE ROPES AND LOOKS TO PUSH THE CHAMPION INTO THE CAGE ONCE MORE!!! BUT MONAGHAN SPRINGBOARDS OFF THE TOP ROPE AND CONNECTS WITH A JUMPING FOREARM SMASH THAT FLOORS THE CHALLENGER!! MONAGHAN CHANGES THE COMPLEXION OF THIS MATCH AS HE FEELS THE BURN ALL OVER HIS BACK!

Deadprez: Limmy Monaghan looks to take a visit to the top turnbuckle as Charlie Marr gingerly gets up after that picture-perfect forearm smash! MONAGHAN LEAPS OFF THE TOP TURNBUCKLE!! AND EXPLODES ONTO THE BACK OF HIS NECK WITH A MISSILE DROPKICK!! Monaghan does not go for the cover as he now applies a chinlock onto the challenger. Marr has a bit of an upper edge knowing that Monaghan’s entire back got a minor burn. Monaghan continues to apply more torque on the chinook before Marr is able to escape with a jawbreaker! Monaghan doesn’t go down as he swings side to side! Marr shoots his kneecap! AND HE GOES FOR A SNAP DDT!

Eve: MONAGHAN COUNTERS THE SNAP DDT BY USING HIS POWER AND LIFTING MARR OFF HIS FEET!! MARR QUICKLY GOES DOWN HIS SHOULDERS AND ROLLS HIM UP WITH A SUNSET FLIP!! MONAGHAN ROLLS OFF THE SUNSET FLIP AND CONNECTS WITH A ROUNDHOUSE KICK TO THE SIDE OF THE HEAD! Monaghan brings Marr up to his feet and connects with a spinning heel kick to the midsection. He runs into the ropes! Marr tries to receive him with a punch, but Monaghan holds onto the ropes in the nick of time! MARR DOUBLES DOWN! MONAGHAN DUCKS HIM AND CONNECTS WITH A ROUNDHOUSE KICK TO THE MIDSECTION!! FOLLOWED BY A FOREARM SMASH! FOLLOWED BY AN ENZIGURI!! NO!! MARR COUNTERS THE ENZIGURI BY DROPPING DOWN INTO A KNEE BAR!! BRILLIANT!

Deadprez: Charlie Marr bringing the technical side of wrestling to this match as he uses his other foot to stomp the back of his head! There is no way that the championship can change hands like this! Monaghan is able to get both of his hands on the bottom rope, but there is no rope break! Marr knows this and continues to hold on tight to the knee bar! Monaghan could still tap out here, it is completely legal! Monaghan is able to get his freed foot and smashes it against his midsection. Marr relinquishes the knee bar and rolls back up to his feet!

Gavin Kirkland:  MARR CHARGES TOWARDS MONAGHAN IN THE CORNER!! MONAGHAN STEPS TO THE SIDE AND DRIVES HIM INTO THE CORNER TURNBUCKLES WITH A HIP TOSS!! THE IMPACT SOMEHOW GETS MARR INTO A TREE OF WOE POSITION AS MONAGHAN NOW PULLS HIM UP!! AND CONNECTS WITH AN ROPE-HUNG INVERTED BACKBREAKER FOLLOWED UP BY A ROPE-HUNG ELBOW DROP DRIVER!!! MONAGHAN QUICKLY PULLS HIM INTO THE CENTER OF THE RING AND HOOKS THE LEG!! THE COVER IS IN!

ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!

TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO-

Deadprez: MARR POWERS OUT AT TWO! Limmy Monaghan with a great combination of moves right there. He brings the challenger up to his feet and places his head between his legs. He elevates him into a powerbomb position! Marr rains down with punches targeting the crown of his head! Monaghan lets go of the powerbomb and goes for a clothesline towards Marr! Marr grabs his arms and twists him around! AND HE PICKS HIM UP INTO A FIREMAN’S CARRY!! AND HE RUNS INTO THE CENTER OF THE RING WITH HIM ON HIS SHOULDERS!! AND DRIVES HIM DOWN WITH A DEATH VALLEY DRIVER!!

Eve: WHAT THE?!?! MARR FLIPS ONTO HIS FEET RIGHT AS MARR DROPPED HIM DOWN FOR THE DEATH VALLEY DRIVER!! MARR IS STUNNED AS MONAGHAN DESCENDS ONTO HIM WITH A STANDING SHOOTING STAR PRESS!! Marr gets both of his knees up! Monaghan goes crash landing onto his knees as Marr cradles him and deadlifts him off the ground! AND DRIVES THE CHAMPION INTO THE CANVAS WITH AUTHORITY WITH A DEADLIFT FISHERMAN BUSTER!! MARR WITH THE BACKPRESS COVER NOW!

ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!

TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO-

Gavin Kirkland: HALLELUJAH! Charlie Marr wastes no time and gets up to his feet after the kick-out. He crouches into a readied position while the champion emerges to his feet! Marr could possibly be planning to connect with his picture-perfect spinebuster! Don’t turn around Limmy! MONAGHAN TURNS AROUND AND MARR GOES FOR THE SPINEBUSTER!! WAIT A SECOND! THE HEADMASTER RITUAL IS COUNTERED WITH A GUILLOTINE CHOKE HOLD!! MONAGHAN WAS ABLE TO GRAB HIS HEAD AND APPLY THE GUILLOTINE CHOKE HOLD WHILE MARR WAS AT THE BRINK OF CONNECTING WITH THE SIGNATURE SPINEBUSTER!

Deadprez: WILL LIMMY MONAGHAN RETAIN WITH A SUBMISSION?!? MARR TURNS AND HAS MARR FACING THE CAGE WALL!! UH-OH! MONAGHAN CONTINUES TO TRY AND PUT THE MAN TO SLEEP, BUT MARR STARTS TO LIFT MONAGHAN UP!! Oh no! MARR HOISTS HIM UP AND DUMPS HIM ONTO THE SCORCHING CAGE WALL!! MONAGHAN FEELS THE BURN ONCE AGAIN!

Eve: MARR AIMS TO CONNECT WITH A RUNNING KNEE STRIKE TO THE JAW THROUGH THE ROPES! Monaghan gets out of the way and Marr nearly smashes his knee against the cage! SILENT WHISPER!! THE HOOK THRUST KICK TO THE SIDE OF THE HEAD AS MARR FALLS AND ROLLS TO THE CENTER OF THE RING!! MONAGHAN CLIMBS THE TURNBUCKLES AND LOOKS TO GO HIGH-RISK HERE!! MONAGHAN LEAPS OFF THE TOP TURNBUCKLE!! MARR ROLLS OUT OF THE WAY AND MONAGHAN SAFELY ROLLS INTO THE CENTER OF THE RING!!

Deadprez: MARR JUMPS UP AND EXPLODES WITH A HIGH-ANGLE DROPKICK TO THE TOP OF THE HEAD!! MARR GOT ALL OF IT WITH THAT DROPKICK AS HE NOW GETS UP TO HIS FEET AND RUNS INTO THE ROPES! LIMMY MONAGHAN GETS UP OFF THE GROUND AND FOLLOWS HIM INTO THE ROPES!! AND HE CLOCKS HIM WITH A BICYCLE KICK INTO THE ROPES! Marr is groggy against the ropes as Monaghan now runs into the opposite direction! MARR FOLLOWS HIM FROM BEHIND!! AND DEMOLISHES HIM AGAINST THE ROPES WITH AN EUROPEAN UPPERCUT!

Gavin Kirkland: NO, NO!, NO! The challenger Irish whips the champion towards the opposite side of the ring. Monaghan rebounds off the ropes and slides through Mare’s legs! MARR TURNS AROUND AND GETS FLOORED WITH A JUMPING HURRICANRANA!! BEAUTIFUL ATHLETICISM FROM THE CHAMPION! Monaghan brings him up to his feet and MARR FROM OUTTA NOWHERE STUNS HIM WITH AN ELBOW TO THE HEAD! I think I saw a tooth flying from his mouth as Marr rebounds off the ropes and AIMS TO DECAPITATE MONAGHAN WITH A RUNNING LARIAT!

Deadprez: MONAGHAN JUMPS TOWARDS HIS WAIST AND MOVES AROUND HIS BODY!! AND HE HOISTS HIM UP AND SLAMS HIM DOWN WITH A GUTWRENCH SUPLEX!! HE MAINTAINS THE GUTWRENCH CLUTCH AND ROLLS UP TO HIS FEET!! AND HE LOOKS TO DROP HIM DOWN WITH A GUTWRENCH POWERBOMB!! A GROUNDED VARIATION OF THE GUTWRENCH MOVE COMBINATION, BUT MARR IS ABLE TO MANEOUVER AROUND AND ROLL HIM DOWN WITH A SUNSET FLIP!! SHOULDERS ARE DOWN!!

ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!

TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!

Gavin Kirkland: MONAGHAN TURNS IT OVER AND PINS THE SHOULDERS DOWN!

ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!

TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!

Eve: MARR POWERS OUT!! AND MONAGHAN USES THE MOMENTUM OF HIS KICK-OUT BY LIFTING HIM UP RIGHT INTO A SUNSET DRIVER POSITION!! OH MY GOD!! WHAT A TRANSITION!! 

Deadprez: BUT NO!! MARR’S LEFT LEG SMASHES AGAINST THE BACK OF HIS HEAD OVER AND OVER AGAIN!! AND MARR GETS OFF HIS BACK!! MONAGHAN GOES FOR SILENT WHISPER!! MARR DUCKS IT!! HE GRABS THE WAIST!! AND SLAMS HIM DOWN WITH A BEAUTIFULLY-EXECUTED SPINEBUSTER!! THE HEADMASTER RITUAL CONNECTS AS MARR HOOKS BOTH LEGS FOR THE WIN!! WE HAVE A NEW CHAMPION HERE!

ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!

TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

T-

Gavin Kirkland: MONAGHAN POPS HIS SHOULDER UP! Charlie Marr is starting to get impatient as he drags Monaghan towards the corner by both legs! AND HE STARTS TO STOMP THE LIVING JESUS OUT OF MONAGHAN!! STOMP AFTER STOMP, AFTER STOMP, AFTER STOMP!! THE CHALLENGER IS NOT HOLDING BACK AS NOW PICKS MONAGHAN UP!! HE IRISH WHIPS HIM TOWARDS THE OTHER SIDE OF THE RING!! CHARLIE MARR RUNS FOR A RUNNING KNEE LIFT!! MONAGHAN DODGES IT AND GOES AROUND HIS WAIST!! AND HE CONNECTS WITH A SNAP DRAGON SUPLEX!! BUT MARR IS NOT STAYING DONE AS HE QUICKLY GETS UP TO HIS FEET!

Deadprez: CHARLIE MARR SWINGS FOR A CLOTHESLINE!! MONAGHAN GRABS HIS ARMS, FLOATS OVER, AND HOISTS HIM UP INTO A POWERBOMB POSITION!! AND HE THROWS HIM INTO THE SCOLDING HOT WALL OF THE FIRE & STEEL STRUCTURE!! BEAUTIFUL COUNTER BY THE HARDCORE CHAMPION AS IT IS NOW HIS TURN TO MAKE HIM EXPERIENCE THE EXCRUCIATING PAIN!! MARR SCREAMS AS MONAGHAN USES BOTH OF HIS FEET TO SHOVE HIM FURTHER INTO THE PIPING HOT STRUCTURE!! BRILLIANT!!

Eve: Limmy Monaghan stops shoving him into the wall and pulls him up to his feet. Charlie Marr is hung onto the second rope as MONAGHAN CONNECTS WITH A KICK TO THE FACE! He follows it up by planting his chest with a roundhouse kick! FOLLOWED IT BY A JUMPING AX KICK TO THE BACK OF THE HEAD THAT DRILLS HIS HEAD INTO THE CANVAS! Monaghan is just taking him apart with these strikes as he now brings him up to his feet! AND HE HOOKS HIM UP BY THE SIDE!! AND HE LOOKS TO GO FOR THAT HIGH-ANGLE URANAGE SLAM!

Deadprez: CHARLIE MARR WITH SHOULDERS TO THE BACK OF THE HEAD!! BUT MONAGHAN STOPS HIS RESISTANCE BY CONNECTING WITH A STO BACKBREAKER, AND HE PULLS HIM BACK UP INTO POSITION!! AND HE HOISTS HIM UP FOR THE URANAGE ONTO THE NECK!! ASYSTOLE!! WAIT!! MARR COUNTERS IT WITH A WHEELBARROW AND PINS HIS SHOULDERS ARE DOWN!! WE COULD GET AN UPSET VICTORY!

ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!

TH-

Gavin Kirkland: LIMMY MONAGHAN PUSHES MARR OFF OF HIM! Both competitors get up to their feet and MONAGHAN CHARGES AT MARR!! MARR GOES DOWN AND LIFTS MONAGHAN INTO THE AIR! Monaghan lands on the top turnbuckle and Marr tries to sweep the legs! Monaghan stuffs him with a back kick to the jaw, but Marr somehow stumbles into the ropes, making Monaghan lose balance and go crashing into the top turnbuckle! Marr joins him on the top turnbuckle and looks to go for a superplex here!

Deadprez: Monaghan with an elbow to the side of the head! Another elbow! And another! AND ANOTHER ELBOW TO THE SIDE OF THE HEAD! Both men are in a precarious position here as they can’t hold onto the scolding hot cage! Monaghan with one final elbow to the face before he hoists the challenger into a fireman’s carry on the top turnbuckle. The champion has something high-risk in mind as he has him up! AND HE LOOKS TO TOSS HIM OFF THE TOP TURNBUCKLE! OH NO!

Eve: BUT MONAGHAN IS UNABLE TO AS MARR JUST STARTS DIGGING HIS FINGERNAILS INTO HIS EYE SOCKETS!! MONAGHAN’S BLIND IS TEMPORARILY OBSTRUCTED AS MARR MOVES TO THE TOP TURNBUCKLE, LIFTS HIM UP INTO ONTO HIS SHOULDERS! OH MY GOD!! MONAGHAN IS TRYING TO ESCAPE BY GRABBING ONTO THE CAGE WALL, BUT HE FORGETS AND BURNS IT!! HE GOES TO PUNCHING THE RIBS, BUT MARR IS JUST ABSORBING THE BLOWS! MARR HAS HIS HEAD IN BETWEEN HIS LEGS ON THE TOP TURNBUCKLE HERE!

Gavin Kirkland: TOMBSTONE PILEDRIVER OFF THE TOP TURNBUCKLE!! AVALANCHE TOMBSTONE PILEDRIVER!!! GOD, NO!! MARR SLOWLY CRAWLS OVER AND GETS THE LATERAL PRESS!! KICK OUT! LIMMY!! PLEASE!

ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!

THR-

Gavin Kirkland: GAHAHA!! HE KICKS OUT! 

Deadprez: Charlie Marr might have tweaked his knees on his way down from that crazy avalanche tombstone piledriver. The means almost justified the end right there because I wouldn’t be surprised if Limmy Monaghan got a concussion, or even broke his neck there! Monaghan is shaking stiffly right now as a result from that tombstone piledriver as Marr runs and kicks him in the midsection. Marr with a smile on his face. The entire Alamodome is raining down boos on the challenger as Marr rebounds off the ropes! AND HE PUNTS THE CHAMPION ONCE AGAIN IN THE MIDSECTION! Limmy Monaghan is wheezing and gasping for air as Marr now pulls him up!

Eve: THE QUEEN IS DEAD!! CHARLIE MARR WANTS TO FINISH THIS, RIGHT HERE RIGHT NOW!! BUT, MONAGHAN TWISTS OUT AND TAKES HIM DOWN!! AND HE PUTS HIM RIGHT INTO THE OVER-THE-ARM CROSSFACE! AFTER LAUGHTER!! AFTER LAUGHTER IS CINCHED IN THE CENTER OF THE RING! THIS IS THE SAME MOVE THAT HE USED TO BEAT SIERRA IN HIS FIRST DEFENSE AT ROAD TO REDEMPTION!! COULD WE SEE THAT HAPPENED TO CHARLIE MARR!!

Deadprez: CHARLIE MARR KNOWS THAT ROPE BREAKS DON’T MATTER IN THIS MATCH!! HE IS TRYING TO GO FOR THE EYES ONCE AGAIN, BUT MONAGHAN IS SMARTLY POSITIONING HIS HEAD SO THAT ISN’T A POSSIBILITY HERE! MONAGHAN NOW MOMENTARILY LETS GO OF THE CROSSFACE! AND HE STARTS TO JUST SLAM HIS FACE OVER AND OVER INTO THE CANVAS!! THIS IS THE BRUTALITY THAT LIMMY MONAGHAN HAS BEEN KNOWN OVER!! MONAGHAN IS JUST PLANTING HIS HEAD OVER AND OVER AGAIN BEFORE HE PUTS HIM BACK INTO THE AFTER LAUGHT-

Eve: COUNTERED!! MARR WAS ABLE TO SHIFT TIDES AS HE IS MOUNTED ON TOP OF THE CHAMPION!! AND THE CHALLENGER STARTS EMPLOYING A GROUND-AND-POUND 12-6 ELBOWS ONTO THE HEAD OF LIMMY MONAGHAN!! MONAGHAN IS TRYING TO BLOCK THEM, BUT MARR’S FOREARM SMASHES ARE TOO POWERFUL!! HE GRABS MONAGHAN’S HEAD AND STARTS TO REPEATEDLY HEADBUTT IT OVER AND OVER AGAIN!! THE CHALLENGER SENDING BACK THE SAME ENERGY AS HE NOW STARTS TO RAIN DOWN PUNCHES ONTO THE FOREHEAD!

Gavin Kirkland: BLOOD IS STARTING TO POUR OUT OF THE CHAMPION’S HEAD AS HE IS DEFENSELESS RECEIVING THESE DEVASTATING HAYMAKERS STRAIGHT TO THE FACE! Charlie Marr smiles at the blood coursing down his face and just brushes his elbow across his head. He gets up to his feet and crouches in the corner. Limmy Monaghan slowly gets up to his feet, trying to wipe the blood out of his eyes as the challenger is stalking him like a predator! Charlie Marr has him in his sights! AND HE RUSHES OUT OF THE CORNER, ROTATES AND LOOKS TO BEHEAD HIM WITH THE CHARING CROSS!

Deadprez: SILENT WHISPER! LIMMY MONAGHAN FLUSHES HIM WITH THE THRUST KICK OUT OF THIN AIR AS CHARLIE MARR IS DOWN ON BOTH KNEES!! THE CHALLENGER IS VULNERABLE HERE AS MONAGHAN NOW CLOCKS HIM IN THE JAW WITH A ROUNDHOUSE KICK!! BEFORE FLOORING HIM WITH A SECOND SILENT WHISPER SHOT TO THE HEAD! LIMMY MONAGHAN PEPPERS THE CHALLENGER HERE AS HE NOW PULLS HIM UP TO HIS FEET! AND HE THROWS OVER THE ARM!! AND HOISTS HIM UP FOR ASYSTOLE!!

Gavin Kirkland: BUT, HERE IS THE PERSISTENCE OF CHARLIE MARR THAT HAS MADE LIMMY UNABLE TO GET THIS MOVE EARLIER! MARR WITH ELBOWS TO THE HEAD ONCE MORE, BUT LIMMY STUFFS HIM WITH A KNEE STRIKE THE MIDSECTION, FOLLOWED BY A SPINNING HEEL KICK TO THE BACK OF THE HEAD! Monaghan drags him into the center of the ring and picks him up for the high-angle Uranage once again! MONAGHAN GOES FOR ASYSTOLE-

Eve: MARR COUNTERS THE URANAGE INTO A DDT!! WHAT A COUNTER!! THE CHALLENGER SPIKES THE CHAMPION AS MARR SLOWLY USES THE ROPES TO GET UP TO HIS FEET!! Charlie Marr is completely up his feet while Limmy Monaghan yet to recover from that devastating counter. Marr rebounds off the ropes and STUNS MONAGHAN WITH A JUMPING DOUBLE FOOT STOMP ONTO HIS BACK WHILE HE WAS ON ALL FOURS! Marr now turns around and climbs to the top turnbuckle! Monaghan holds his back in pain as he gingerly gets up to his feet and turns around!

Deadprez: CHARLIE MARR FLIES FOR THE LEAPING EUROPEAN UPPERCUT! DEATH OR GLORRRRYYYYYY!!!

Gavin Kirkland: MURDER TO EXCELLENCE! CHARLIE MARR FALLS RIGHT INTO THE DEVASTATING KNEE STRIKE COURTESY OF THE EAW HARDCORE CHAMPION!! 

Eve: MONAGHAN QUICKLY PULLS HIM UP TO HIS FEET!! HE HOOKS HIM BY THE SIDE!! AND DEPOSITS HIM ONTO THE BACK OF HIS NECK WITH THE HIGH-ANGLE URANAGE!! ASYSTOLE FINALLY CONNECTS AS HE HOOKS BOTH LEGS!! MONAGHAN RETAINS! MONAGHAN RETAINS!

ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!

TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!

Deadprez: CHARLIE MARR THROWS HIS SHOULDER UP BEFORE THE THREE COUNT! Monaghan quickly gets up to his feet and doesn’t give the kick out any thought! He pulls down his knee pad and signals with the finger gun! HE RUNS THE ROPES WHILE MARR IS SUBCONSCIOUS AGAINST THE SECOND ROPE! AND MONAGHAN LEAPS HIGH UP IN THE AIR!! AND HE SHATTERS THE JAW OF MARR WITH THE MURDER TO EXCELLENCE KNEE STRIKE ON HIS WAY DOWN!! 

Eve: Limmy Monaghan grabs Marr and brings him into the center of the ring! AND HE HOISTS HIM UP FROM BEHIND INTO AN ELECTRIC CHAIR POSITION!! AND HE SLAMS HIM DOWN WITH THE DEATH NOTE ONE-HANDED ELECTRIC CHAIR DRIVER!! IT IS ACADEMIC FROM HERE!!

Gavin Kirkland: CHARLIE MARR COUNTERS THE ELECTRIC CHAIR DRIVER WITH A STUNNER!! STUN DOG MILLIONAIRE FROM CHARLIE MARR! ARE YOU KIDDING ME!!

Deadprez: CHARLIE MARR IS SHOCKED THAT HE WAS ABLE TO TURN DEATH NOTE INTO A SIT-OUT STUNNER AS HE NOW QUICKLY ASCENDS THE TURNBUCKLES! Limmy Monaghan has yet to move after that stunner! MARR IS PERCHED ON THE TOP TURNBUCKLE!! AND HE DESCEND FROM HIGH HEIGHTS AND DRIVES A DOUBLE FOOT STOMP THROUGH THE HEART OF THE CHAMPION!! SIN SALIDA CONNECTS!! SIN SALIDA!!

ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!

TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!

THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!

Deadprez: MONAGHAN GETS HIS SHOULDER UP!! Charlie Marr can’t believe it! Marr gets up and immediately gets into the referee’s face! Marr thought that was going to be it! Charlie Marr turns his attention back onto Monaghan and brings him up to his feet by holding his jaw! Marr with a smile on his face as he RELENTLESSLY HAMMERS IT WITH A HUGE OPEN-HAND CHOP!

Charlie Marr: (off-mic) YOU WERE NEVER BUILT FOR THIS! GO BACK TO THE LOWER CARD, WHERE YOU BELONG!!

Gavin Kirkland: THIS IS JUST UTTERLY DISRESPECTFUL!! DOES MARR HAVE ANY DIGNITY FOR HIMSELF WHATSOEVER?!

Deadprez: CHARLIE WITH ANOTHER OPEN-HAND CHOP TO THE FACE!! AS HE CONTINUES TO SQUEEZE HIS JAW AND PRODUCE MORE BLOOD OUT OF HIS HEAD!! 

Charlie Marr: (off-mic) IT IS OVER FOR YOU! BUT, HEY! ON YOUR WAY BACK TO OBSCURITY, WHY DON’T YOU SEND MY WISHES TO YOUR GOOD OLE, PAL, MARK! 

Eve: MARK!?!? WHAT THE!?!? MARR TURNS MONAGHAN AROUND AND HOOKS BOTH ARMS!! AND HE IS GOING TO FOR THE CREDITS ROLL!! THE FULL NELSON FACEBUSTER THAT MARK MACIAS USED!! HOW IRONIC WOULD THIS BE!!

Deadprez: LIMMY MONAGHAN COUNTERS IT AT THE LAST SECOND AND DRAGS HIM DOWN INTO AFTER LAUGHTER! MARR’S ATTEMPT TO PLAY MIND GAMES WITH THE CHAMPION BACKFIRED AS MONAGHAN HAS THE CROSSFACE APPLIED SMACKDAB IN THE CENTER OF THE RING!! CHARLIE MARR’S CHANCES OF BEING CHAMPION ONCE AGAIN IN THE LAND OF ELITE ARE COMPROMISED!! THEY ARE BEING THREATENED AT THIS POINT AS HE STRUGGLES TO GET OUT OF THE SUBMISSION HOLD!

Eve: Monaghan isn’t electing to repeatedly drive his head into the canvas as he is just focusing on making his reach his pain threshold! What will it take for Monaghan to retain tonight! We both knew that these two competitors were fighting to see who was more resilient and hardcore, and this maneuver will tear every confidence and energy that you thought you had at this point in this match! Charlie Marr is starting to fade! He has his hands up and nearly taps out, but Marr clenches his fist to suck up the pain!

Deadprez: Marr continues to undergo excruciating pain as he starts using his upper body strength to bring himself closer towards the ropes! REMEMBER, THERE IS NO ROPE BREAK! However, at this point, the ropes may be the only chance that the challenger can escape out of the After Laughter! Limmy Monaghan continues to pull back on his head and puts every ounce of energy that is left in his body into this submission hold! Monaghan wants to end this once and for all, and there is nothing more satisfying than seeing someone that you hate with a passion submit to you! It is absolutely satisfying, and Monaghan may be looking to get that satisfaction from this championship match!

Eve: Throughout all of the pain and agony, Charlie Marr musters the strength to inch closer towards the ropes. He is able to get his hand on the bottom rope, and uses it to pull him out of the ring! It doesn’t matter because rope breaks aren’t legal, and Limmy Monaghan continues to apply the After Laughter! Charlie Marr doesn’t know what to do as both individuals are under the top rope! Monaghan now starts to use the second rope beneath them as leverage to add more torque for the After Laughter! This escape method may have backfired on Marr! It would be stupid to grab onto the hot cage! He truly has nowhere to go in this match! Either tap out, or not! Two limited options, and Marr has no idea how to get out of this submission hold! Will he continue to hold it in there, or not?

( As Limmy Monaghan continues to apply the After Laughter crossface under the third rope, he lets go and begins to slam his head into the piping hot cage. )

Gavin Kirkland: THERE IT IS!! HAHAHA!! IT BACKFIRED ONTO HIM!! MONAGHAN IS NOW RELENTLESSLY SMASHING HIS FACE UNPROTECTED INTO THE SCOLDING HOT CHAIN-LINKED STRUCTURE!! OVER AND OVER AGAIN!! MARR IS NOW GETTING EVEN MORE STIFF AND UNCONSCIOUS AS THESE HEAD SMASHES ARE MAKING HIM LOSE LIFE!! MARR TRIES TO USE THE ROPES TO PULL OUT, BUT MONAGHAN REFUSES TO LET HIM OUT OF HIS SIGHT!! 

Deadprez: MONAGHAN SMASHES HIS HEAD ONCE MORE INTO THE BURNING CAGE BEFORE BRINGING THEMSELVES OUT OF THE ROPES AND ROLLS BACK INTO THE CENTER OF THE RING INTO THE AFTER LAUGHTER ONCE AGAIN! BUT MARR USES THIS SLIGHT OPENING TO LIFT MONAGHAN UP!! AND CONNECTING WITH A DEADLIFT SAITO SUPLEX!! CHARLIE MARR WITH A LAST DITCH EFFORT HERE AS HE SLOWLY GETS UP TO HIS FEET!!

Eve: Charlie Marr brings Monaghan up to his feet! AND HE HOOKS BOTH ARMS! THE QUEEN IS DEAD!! NO!! MONAGHAN SPINS OUT OF THE HOLD AND CONNECTS WITH SILENT WHISPER!! THE HOOK THRUST KICK ONCE AGAIN AS MONAGHAN NOW COMES FROM BEHIND AND HOISTS HIM UP INTO AN ELECTRIC CHAIR POSITION!

Deadprez: MONAGHAN HAS HIM UP IN THE POSITION!!! AND HE GOES FOR THE DEATH NOTE ONE HANDED ELECTRIC CHAIR DRIVER! 

( Charlie Marr reaches into his pockets and grabs a handful of salt. )

Deadprez: CHARLIE MARR WITH A SALT IN THE EYES!! OH MY GOD!! THIS IS HOW HE HELPED IMPACT DEFEAT LIMMY MONAGHAN WEEKS AGO BY GIVING HIM THE SALT POUCH!! MONAGHAN IS SCREAMING IN PAIN AS HE CAN”T SEE!

Gavin Kirkland: THIS IS UNETHICAL!! MARR NOW CRADLES AND PINS BOTH SHOULDERS ARE DOWN!! THIS IS EXACTLY HOW IMPACT BEAT LIMMY!! NO!!!!!!!

ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!

THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!

Deadprez: NO!!! BOTH COMPETITORS QUICKLY GET UP TO THEIR FEET!

Eve: CHARLIE MARR GOES FOR CHARING CROSS!! THE DISCUS CLOTHESLINE IS INCOMING, LIMMY!!

Deadprez: LIMMY MONAGHAN CAN’T SEE, BUT HE IS ABLE TO INSTINCTIVELY DUCK THE CHARING CROSS ATTEMPT!

Gavin Kirkland: HANGMAN’S GAMBIT TO THE BACK OF THE HEAD FROM OUT OF NOWHERE!! LIMMY MONAGHAN WITH THE SWINGING BACK ELBOW, BUT HE CANNOT GET THE COVER!!

Deadprez: Limmy Monaghan’s vision is still severely impaired by when Marr throws the salt in his eyes! The champion is greatly disadvantaged! If he was able to get the cover in right now, he would be able to say that he walked out of this match still the reigning EAW Hardcore Champion! Monaghan is able to somehow regain some of his vision, but he does not go for the cover! 

Eve: Charlie Marr has yet to wake up from that devastating swinging elbow to the back of the head! He remains face down in a supine position while Limmy Monaghan takes a deep breath and thinks about his next move on the chess table. He turns his back towards Marr and begins to climb the turnbuckles. Is he going to do what I thought he was going to do? Limmy Monaghan is perched on the top turnbuckle while Marr is still laid out in the center of the ring! MONAGHAN NOW BEGINS TO TAKE FLIGHT!

Gavin Kirkland: THE PHOENIX SPLASHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!

Deadprez: CHARLIE ROLLS OUT OF THE WAY!! OH MY GOD!! MONAGHAN MISSES RIGHT OFF THE MARK!! NOBODY IS HOME AS CHARLIE QUICKLY BRINGS HIM UP TO HIS FEET!! HE HOOKS BOTH ARMS!! 

Eve: THE QUEEN IS DEAD!! THE DOUBLE UNDERHOOK DDT SPIKES LIMMY MONAGHAN IN THE CENTER OF THE RING AS HE HAS THE BACKPRESS COVER!! NEW CHAMPION!

ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!

THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!

Deadprez: LIMMY MONAGHAN KICKS OUT!! YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME!! CHARLIE’S JAW HAS DROPPED TO THE FLOOR AS HE QUICKLY BRINGS MONAGHAN UP TO HIS FEET!! AND HE PUSHES HIM INTO THE ROPES!! 

 

Eve: CHARLIE MARR FINISHES HIM OFF WITH THE CHARING CROSS!

Deadprez: MURDER TO EXCELLENCE!! FOLLOWED BY SILENT WHISPER TO THE JAW!! OH MY GOD!! KNEE STRIKE AND HOOK THRUST KICK COMBINATION AS MONAGHAN NOW BACKS UP AGAINST THE CORNER!! AND HE GOES FOR ANOTHER MURDER TO EXCELLENCE! IT CONNECTS!! KNEE STRIKE TO THE JAW AS MONAGHAN NOW CLIMBS TO THE TOP TURNBUCKLES!!

Eve: MONAGHAN IS PERCHED ON THE TOP TURNBUCKLE AS HE IS GOING FOR THE PHOENIX SPLASH!! THIS IS THE SAME WAY THAT HE DEFEATED ABEL ATAMI AND ROBERTO DE LA ROSA AT KING ELITE!! AND HE IS GOING TO USE IT TO RETAIN AGAINST LIMMY MONAGHAN!

( Charlie Marr pushes the referee into the ropes. )

Gavin Kirkland: NO!!! THE REFEREE COLLIDES INTO THE CHAMPION!! MONAGHAN GOES FACE-FIRST INTO THE PIPING HOT CAGE, LOSES BALANCE, AND GOES GROIN FIRST ONTO THE TOP TURNBUCKLE!! MONAGHAN DESCENDS ONTO THE CANVAS AS MARR NOW REBOUNDS OFF THE ROPES!! 

Deadprez: HE TAKES HIM DOWN WITH CHARING CROSS!! HE TURNS HIM INSIDE OUT!! MARR PULLS HIM UP TO HIS FEET!! AND HE HOOKS BOTH ARMS!! MONAGHAN HAS NOTHING LEFT INSIDE OF HIM!! AND HE DRIVES HIM DOWN WITH A SECOND THE QUEEN IS DEAD!!

Gavin Kirkland: WHAT THE!!? NO!! MARR ISN’T FINISHED YET!

Deadprez: MARR CLIMBS TO THE TOP TURNBUCKLE!! AND HE LEAPS INTO THE AIR ON THE UNCONSCIOUS MONAGHAN!! AND CONNECTS WITH SIN SALIDA FOR THE SECOND TIME!! MARR JUST TOOK EVERYTHING OUT OF HIS ARSENAL ONTO MONAGHAN AS HE HOOKS BOTH LEGS!!

ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!

TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!

THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!! 

( DING! DING! DING! )

Gina Romano: HERE IS YOUR WINNER.. AND NEWWWWW EAW HARDCORE CHAMPION… CHARRRLIEE MARRRR!!

( “Praise The Lord” by Bandokay blasts through the speakers as Charlie Marr slowly rolls off Limmy Monaghan’s body. The Fire & Steel structure begins to be lifted off the squared circle. Ringside medics immediately check on both Limmy Monaghan and Charlie Marr. Monaghan is unconscious from the three consecutive finishers while Charlie Marr pushes the officials away. He demands the referee to get the championship as he kneels in the center of the ring, waiting to be handed the EAW Hardcore Championship. )

Deadprez: For the first time in a long time, Charlie Marr is champion! EAW Unified Tag Team Champion, National Elite Champion, World Champion, and now the new EAW Hardcore Champion. Charlie Marr is once again at the top of the Elite Answers Wrestling pinnacle!

Eve: What a highly-contested bout this was! These two individuals were greatly limited being housed inside of a structure, and they showed that they can adapt. They both brought out the hardcore sides of them, and Charlie Marr was able to outsmart Limmy Monaghan and win his first EAW championship since 2019. 

Gavin Kirkland: ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME!??! WHY CAN’T LIFE JUST BE PERFECT!

Deadprez: Let us look over the closing moments of this match. Limmy Monaghan was on the verge of hitting the Death Note and killing off Charlie Marr. However, Charlie Marr was one step ahead and threw salt dust into his eyes while in the electric chair. This was a callback to when Marr helped Impact by giving him a salt pouch, to where Impact used the salt in the same exact situation. Monaghan was able to kick out of the cradle, and he had the wherewithal to connect with the most powerful move in his arsenal.

( Charlie Marr is finally handed the EAW Hardcore Championship. He gets up off his knees and slowly raises it above his shoulders to the discontent of the San Antonio crowd. )

Eve: However, that salt not only blinded him, but it caused excruciating pain to the eyes. Limmy Monaghan was unable to get the cover, and he ended up resorting to doubling down on the Hangman’s Gambit by going for the Phoenix Splash. It was the same move that made him retain at King Of Elite, but Marr rolled out of the way and it all went down from there. Charlie Marr challenges Monaghan on whether he is maniacal or not, and Charlie just showed how much more method there is to his madness.

Deadprez: It all came down to who could be the most nasty in this match and Charlie Marr has proven that here is no man more savage and nastier than The Man Of Always! Limmy Monaghan’s great EAW Hardcore Championship Reign comes to an end and it is replaced with a new era! It is the first time Charlie Marr is champion in two years, and one thing that we know for sure, is that Charlie Marr has plans to keep that in his possession and pave a dominant path. 

( The final shot of Dia Del Diablo Day One is Charlie Marr standing on the top turnbuckle, holding his newly-won EAW Hardcore Championship in the air. )

[SCREENBAR – Elsewhere in the Phoenix Suns Arena]

(Soon after the recap to Limmy Monaghan vs. Charlie Marr came to an end, the camera would fade from darkness over to the backstage area. The camera would open up, focused on a black dress shoe, with visible black suit pants, sporting white lines running down the length of the leg. Slowly, the camera would begin to pan up, eventually revealing none other than former EAW Hardcore Champion Limmy Monaghan, sat on a leather chair, in a dimly lit room. Red and white LED lights would be visible behind him, however, nothing more than that. As the camera slowly begins to pan backwards, Limmy Monaghan with his hands held together would adjust his posture and slowly lean forward, centering himself in the shot.)

Limmy Monaghan: In full transparency here, I am conflicted. Ideally I would love to sit here and tell you all that I either got what I wanted, or I failed. I would love to sit here and have some set-in emotion, but I don’t. Last week, you all saw what happened. Same shit that’s happened time and time again. On one hand, I should be pissed off, and rightfully so correct? I had a victory over TLA in the palm of my hands, after being unable to do so twice already this season. But it was taken from me. I declared that I would end this season having earned a World Championship opportunity directly into the next. I declared that I would defeat TLA under my own fruition, finally allowing my raw ability to showcase that I was in fact on his level, and the carpet was pulled under my feet. Not by him. But by Terry Chambers. The same Terry Chambers who is thirsting, and drooling over this idea of “closure” that he mustered up in his head just a few short weeks ago, took any semblance of closure toward that feud I had with TLA. All for what? To send a message?

(Limmy Monaghan scoffs.)

Limmy Monaghan: Truly, it’s pathetic. Though, despite my grievances with said actions, I’m not entirely pissed off. At the end of the day – the difference between myself and Terry – I still left that building with everybody CERTAIN I was going to be victorious. I didn’t hear people laughing, I didn’t have people in my ear telling me I sucked, they clapped as I walked out because that’s exactly what I expect. That is what this match means to me. That is what putting the final nail into Terry Chambers’ coffin means to me. Progression. As I’ve told the world already before, when I fail I don’t fall into a slump. And if I ever got to that point, I’d do something about it; something Terry clearly can’t. His bitching and whining is something he expects to pull him over me, is something he expects to lead him to victory; I’m here to shut down those thoughts on the spot and let you know that it won’t. I promise victory at Pain For Pride, not because I want it, or need it, but because I’ve earned it. I didn’t need to scavenge for a match at Pain For Pride because I couldn’t handle the popular opinion, I instead worked from day one to day 365 of the calendar year without a single inconsistency, or a single slip up. This is my reward come Pain For Pride. 

Limmy Monaghan: I wanted to end this season with a World Championship wrapped around my waist, the world knowing that I am in fact the future, but it didn’t happen. Instead, I’m earning my right to get there – and I’m doing so by defeating Terry Chambers and taking that “closure” away from him. A man so visibly desperate to prove everybody wrong, rather than sitting and truly reflecting. He mentioned the fact he was on this journey to becoming World Champion yet his true concerns lied in the fact that people thought it was all luck-based, and that insecurity is something you don’t find with me. I know my place, and I know I can get to the next level; I don’t cry when other people disagree, but Terry is. He’s not going to win because the stakes are high. He’s not going to win because this is his big emotional send off, don’t let any of that confuse you. Don’t let the fairytale, storybook ending that glimmers above all of your eyes convince you that Terry Chambers is going to go out on the biggest high possible. I’m taking his career, and ending it. I’m adding it to my list of accolades, and I’m marking with my head held high as I start my OWN great career. If it makes you feel better, take it as a passing of the torch. Take it knowing you didn’t end your career wastefully.

(Limmy Monaghan grins at the camera.)

Limmy Monaghan: After all, that IS what this is about right? Closure? Allow yourself to live knowing that the last breathing moments of your time here in EAW was spent giving additional life to a future World Champion. Allow yourself to live knowing that, of all people to have the honor of ending your career, it was somebody who wouldn’t tarnish that legacy. That is closure. It shouldn’t be some heartbreaking moment, it’s a sigh of relief, because you went out with the fight of a lifetime, against an Elitist who embodies the very word “Elitist” stems from. Because if not? You won’t find that closure. You won’t prove people wrong. As we’ve established, every name that mocked you will continue to do so, because not even YOU were happy about it. Take this loss with pride. If not, you won’t be meeting The Monarch come Pain For Pride. You won’t be meeting the man who left Adam Lucas gushing with blood at Reasonable Doubt. You won’t be meeting the man Charlie Marr barely got a victory over at Dia Del Diablo. You will be meeting a much worse task than that. It’s cute that you believe I’ll feel anything toward your little threat that you won’t have mercy on my soul, when the only decision there is for you to make is either to lose with your head held high, or to walk into Pain For Pride, meet Ultimate Despair, and lose knowing every bit of closure in your mind was just wrongfully placed hope. Make the right choice, Terry. For your own good. But part of me knows that you won’t do as I asked. After all, you have no idea that it isn’t Limmy Monaghan who is going to be rolling the dice in Las Vegas.

(Momentarily, upon finishing his rant against the former World Champion in Terry Chambers, Limmy Monaghan would lean back in the leather chair, and take a deep breath – his face muttering nothing but utter seriousness in every one of his words, no hesitation, and certainly no fear in his tone. Limmy Monaghan would eventually step out of the leather chair, before he slowly walks out of shot, leaving the final few frames be that of the leather chair, and multi-colored LED’s. Though, said LED’s would eventually shut off. First the white, then the red, before the camera shot would fade out to darkness as it transitions to the next Showdown Rewind.)

(As the match graphic flashes on screen momentarily, the entire audience in the NRG Stadium would begin to cheer, as they are well aware of what they’re in for. The camera pans back to ringside, as Gina Romano stands in the center of the ring, holding an EAW-branded microphone.)

Gina Romano: The following contest is a THIRTY MINUTE IRON MAN MATCH!!!

Crowd: MULTIPLE FALLS!!!

(‘M3tamorphosis’ by Playboi Carti ft. Kid Cudi then hits the speakers, and the entire audience’s reaction goes sour. Not too long ago they were cheering, but now, they’re booing, and as the lights begin to flicker, they radiate so brilliantly it almost temporarily BLINDS the audience – to which they boo louder. Impact takes a step onto the stage, eyes closed, symbolically having “turned his back” on the audience, like he believed they did some time ago. He then begins to walk down the ramp, slowly, having blurred the crowd out. As if the arena was empty to them.)

Gina Romano: Introducing first… hailing from Seattle Washington, weighing in at 221 pounds… he is the self-proclaimed “Most Watched Champion in History”… IIIIIIIIIIMMMMMMMMPAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACTTTTTTTTTT!!!

Eve: You heard it there, folks, here enters IMPACT! For months he and his opponent have been at each other’s throats, but neither time have they actually been one-on-one. In some way shape or form it involved another person, such as Kassidy Heart, and the rest of the Extreme Elimination Chamber, but now? He gets his opponent one-on-one in what I could consider to be one of the most tiring match any Elitist could actually go through…

(Slowly, but surely, Impact begins to walk up the steps, as the camera displays his diamond-patterened tights. He enters the ring, before posing. His theme song would fade out soon enough, though, as it would be replaced by ‘The Rumbling’ by SiM. Usually, the crowd would boo, but this time they cheer as Theron Nikolas walks out through the curtains, dressed in a matte black attire, with gold slashes through the tights. However, the gold would have a hint of white, almost as if those slashes had blood stains, and judging by his nickname, the blood stains of a “Ghost.”)

Gina Romano: And his opponent… hailing from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada… weighing in at 224 pounds… he is the “Ghost”… THERROOOOOOOOOOOOOOON NIIIIKOOLAAAAAAAAAS!!!

Eve: Two months ago, we saw Theron Nikolas tap out due to Kassidy Heart’s armbar, and ever since then he hasn’t been the same. He has been… different, altered. And now, he gets the first one-on-one match WITH Impact to truly display what that is all about. As mentioned earlier, an Iron Man match is absolutely tough. But truthfully? I believe that caters to THERON more than anyone. More than even Impact… but I guess we’ll soon find out.

(Theron Nikolas too walks up the steps, before entering the ring. He walks up to Impact, and gets in his face, however, he does not strike. He shows zero intention of striking, most likely because he doesn’t want to waste any effort before the bell rings. The referee would separate the two, however, as ‘The Rumbling’ fades out.)

Gavin Kirkland: This one is intense… just like a certain someone, namely myself, during Bethany’s mat-

Eve: Sigh. 

(**30:00**)

(DING! DING! DING!)

Eve: We are underway, and as you see on the bottom left-hand corner of the screen right now there are 30 minutes on the clock! That is thirty minutes of straight action, and that leaves room for numerous pinfalls! And so, that requires these two men to be extra careful tonight…

Gavin Kirkland: Exactly the case here, Evie Stevie!

Eve: Don’t call me that.

Gavin Kirkland: You got it, Steve! This match begins as the two competitors slowly approach each other, hesitant due to the unpredictability of the other’s moves, and how they will start!

Deadprez: But, I can only assume due to his experience, Impact is the one who makes the first move, as he fakes out a lariat, only to hit an uppercut to Theron’s chest! If this was later on, that would probably have him winded, but as of this moment, that isn’t the case! Theron Nikolas isn’t even stunned, though he is affected, as Impact continues to strike him in the mid-section!

Eve: He does hit the Ronan section indeed, however, Theron isn’t going to allow him to do more damage than he intends! Theron grabs Impact by the ears, before connecting with a European uppercut! Impact is spun around, and now Theron quickly attempts a Snap Dragon Suplex- BUT IMPACT SPINS AROUND AND CONNECTS WITH THE EVISCERATION! 

Gavin Kirkland: But Theron is quickly able to grab ahold of Impact’s legs, keeping him remained off the ground, rather than moving out of the way as we have seen some people do! Theron Nikolas drags him closer to the center of the ring, before allowing Impact to slip through his hands… as he now looks to connect with that Swinging Reverse STO, ‘God’s Requiem’ in the center of the ring! IT CONNECTS-

Deadprez: But Impact seamlessly traps the arm, and spins out of the hold, before connecting with a huge forearm smash right against the jaw of Theron Nikolas! Theron quickly holds onto the point of damage, which allows Impact to continue his assault! It appears that’s his gameplan early on in the match, using tactics employed in sports such as MMA; that being wear down his opponent with strikes! Impact lifts both hands up, before using the jab to stun Theron, hitting multiple at a time! We’ve seen his right-handed KO Punch “Fist of Fury” eliminate many Elitists, one being Limmy Monaghan, so that left-handed punch has GOT to do some damage-

Eve: But, perhaps, not enough to keep Theron from firing back! He sidesteps a jab, before connecting with a palm strike directly underneath the pectoral muscle! Precise striking from the Canadian, as that definitely pained Impact albeit a little! Impact winced, and now Theron looks to continue his strikes! He hits a second palm strike, this time in the ribcage area at the opposite side of his torso, before he looks to culminate it with a huge forearm smash of his own… WHICH CONNECTS-

Gavin Kirkland: No it doesn’t! Impact swiftly pushes the arm past him, before slapping Theron in the upper-hip area! Impact looks to follow it up… AND DOES SO BY CONNECTING WITH AN ARM-HOOKED BACKBREAKER ONTO THE KNEE, ONLY DIFFERENCE IS THERON LANDED ON HIS SHOULDER BRIDGE, RATHER THAN HIS BACK! THAT MUST HAVE HAD A WHIPLASH EFFECT ONTO THE NECK! IMPACT COVERS!

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

Deadprez: But it’s not enough to do much permanent damage! Theron, even if he’s in pain, won’t allow Impact to get that extra second, regardless of whether he needs the recovery time himself or not! Impact isn’t too shocked, though, as it is relatively early…

Eve: That it is! Considering how Impact used that move to damage the back, it’s obvious he is now moving ahead to damage the spinal area! Impact doesn’t instantly get back up to his feet, but instead, grabs Theron’s, and uses that as leverage to pull himself up! Impact then attempts to flip him over, perhaps going to lock in that patented ‘Walls of Impact’ – the modified Boston Crab, that results in him kneeling on the opponent’s neck! Impact reajusts his grip, before looking to finally step over-

Deadprez: Denied! Theron flips his body BACK over, before using his leg strength to force Impact into flipping forward, using what I can only describe as a modified Monkey Flip in order to send Impact crashing down to the mat! Theron Nikolas slowly pushes himself off the mat, and then makes his way over to his opponent! Impact is barely getting up to his knees, before Theron grabs him around the waist, looking for a German- no! Back elbow from Impact- no again! Theron ducks it, before transitioning straight into a sliding STO! Imp falls face-first into the mat, as Theron looks to float over…

Gavin Kirkland: Theron pulls himself back up to his feet with relative ease, before grabbing Impact by the waist again! He makes a smooth transition into that deadlift German Suplex… AND IT CONNECTS! Impact is driven shoulders-first into the mat, and bounces back towards the turnbuckles! That move was enough to slightly stun Impact, whilst also buying Theron some time to get back up to his feet! But slowly, so does Impact! He uses the turnbuckles as a way to get back up… BUT HERE COMES THERON NIKOLAS, CHARGING IN WITH THAT HUGE UPPERCUT-

Eve: NO! Imp gets a singular knee up, forcing Theron to stumble backward, away from the corner! Impact runs forward… BUT GETS CLOBBERED BY A HUGE LARIAT!!! JESUS, THAT’S SOMETHING YOU’D SEE IN THE 80’S, OR EVEN JAPAN! THAT TOOK HIS HEAD CLEAN OFF, AND NOW THE COVER!

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!

TWOOOOOOOO-

Eve: BUT IT’S ONLY A ONE! Impact has got to be one of the more resilient Elitists on the roster, so it’s no surprise he was able to kick out! Impact popped that shoulder up with relative ease, and truthfully, I don’t think Theron is surprised even a little bit. These two have been back and forth for months, there’s no doubt he’d realise what it takes to do so by now! 

Deadprez: He obviously knew that it wasn’t going to put him away, and I have a feeling the only reason he entered that cover was to force a bit of energy out of him… before he slid into that armbar! He has both legs across the torso, and all he needs to do is break that finger lock that is stopping him from completely locking it in! He wrenches back, but Impact refuses to break his grip, and continues to keep his hands locked together! Theron has to pull harder than that!

Gavin Kirkland: Everybody truly understates how strong a monkey grip is, especially with your very OWN strength, and Impact is putting that on display here! You’d expect Theron to be able to break the grip, but I don’t think it’s going to happen, ESPECIALLY to Imp! Impact now rolls onto his knees off his back, with the grip now transitioning over one of Theron’s legs, and Impact begins to push himself off the mat! Impact DEADLIFTS Theron, before turning to the corner… BUCKLE BOMB! TRANSITIONING INTO ‘THE ABSOLUTION’!!! MICHINOKU DRIVER II SPIKES THERON ON HIS HEAD!

(**25:15**)

Deadprez: Theron Nikolas was badly driven into the mat, as Impact is now quick to gain control! He shoots the half, and pushes himself on top of Theron!

OOOONNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

TTTTTTTTWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

Eve: Yet it’s a kick out from Theron! Able to pop the shoulder up on time, Theron escapes the cover, and the match continues! Impact holds onto Theron’s wrist, and now drags his prone body over to the centre of the ring! I know what he’s looking for here, and it can’t be very good for Theron! Impact charges to the ropes… ‘FLIGHT SIGHTS’!!! THE LIONSAULT CONNECTS ONTO THERON NIKOLAS!

Deadprez: DENIED! THERON GETS BOTH KNEES UP JUST IN THE NICK OF TIME, AND IMPACT FALLS BACKWARD IN PAIN! THERON IS NOW ABLE TO RECOVER, PUSHING HIMSELF OFF THE MAT, BEFORE GOING FORWARD TO IMPACT! HE GRABS THE HAIR, AND PICKS HIM UP; PLACING HIM IN A FIREMAN’S CARRY POSITION! GUT CHECK! HE DROPS HIM DIRECTLY ONTO HIS KNEE, STOMACH-FIRST, DAMAGING EXACTLY WHERE THE KNEES WENT EARLIER! BUT HE DOESN’T STOP THERE, HOWEVER, AS HE PULLS HIM BACK INTO A FIREMAN’S CARRY!! USHIGOROSHI FROM THERON NIKOLAS, FLIPPING IMPACT OVER, NECK-FIRST ONTO THE KNEE! HE JUST LAID HIM OUT! 

Gavin Kirkland: Not a great landing for the 9 time World Champion, especially at his age, and if Theron is able to follow it up, it’ll be even worse! Nikolas pushes himself straight off the mat, and as Impact begins to sit up, he hits the ropes… AND TAKES HIM DOWN WITH A BUISAKU KNEE STRIKE, ‘HEADHUNTER’ CONNECTS, AND HE KNOCKS IMPACT DIRECTLY BACK DOWN! 

Eve: INCORRECT! IMPACT DUCKED HIS HEAD BEFORE IT CONNECTED, AND NOW IMPACT SLIDES HIM STRAIGHT INTO A CRUCIFIX PIN- 

Eve: NEVERMIND! THERON IS ABLE TO PUSH HIMSELF OVER ONTO HIS KNEES, BEFORE SCURRYING BACK TO HIS FEET… SUPERKICK TO IMPACT’S JAW! IMPACT FALLS DOWN ONTO THE BOTTOM ROPE, AND BECAUSE OF THERON, HE COULD BE PRIMED TO LOSE HIS FIRST POINT! THE FIRST POINT MEANS EVERYTHING, IT MEANS THE ONE WHO SCORES IT GETS TO DICTATE THE MATCH, AND IF THERON IS IN THAT POSITION WHO KNOWS WHAT HE’LL DO? THERON PUSHES IMPACT ONTO THE APRON, AND SLIDES OUT HIMSELF!

Deadprez: Both men are now on the apron, and on here it could be where someone gains enough momentum to score the first point! Theron grabs Impact by the jaw, and slowly lifts him up onto his feet, ready to do some pretty brutal damage as not only are they both on the hardest part of the ring, but behind them there are ring posts! There’s a whole lot of damage that could be done right now, and it’s only a matter of time before one of them takes an immense amount of damage! 

Gavin Kirkland: And that could be happening soon, as Theron Nikolas lifts Impact up, and knees him straight in the stomach! He places him in a powerbomb position- NO! Impact slides out of it! Impact goes for a powerbomb of his own… BUT THERON DROPS TO HIS FEET! THERON PUTS IMPACT IN THE FRONT FACELOCK, AND HOOKS THAT ARM OVER HIS SHOULDER… SUPLEX ONTO THE STEEL STEPS! :damn:!!!!!!!

(Impact’s back collides with the edge of the steel steps, and Theron’s on the edge of the apron. Both men fall to the outside…)

Eve: My God! Both of those men must’ve severely damaged their back with that move, and perhaps Impact even more so! He went straight into the steel steps, and they must be even harder- what am I saying, they ARE even harder! Impact is barely moving on the outside, outside of a few leg twitches. Theron absolutely destroyed him with that suplex, and it doesn’t present an amazing alternative for Impact. There’s not much he can do in order to follow up from it, and he almost definitely is going to suffer because of it.

Deadprez: Absolutely, Eve, both men were just laid out and pretty brutally. The referee isn’t counting them out because the first priority here is to make sure neither of them are badly hurting! Which is a great call on his part, because if both of them are in pain then, well, there’s not a lot he can do. There’s the option to call it off, or keep counting them out until one of them gets into the ring and gains the upper hand! But by the looks of things, if that were to happen, it would almost definitely be Theron Nikolas! Impact is Down & Out, pun intended (iykyk), and Theron Nikolas absolutely has the chance to get back up, as we’ve seen him do so time and time again. It’s just worse in Impact’s case as we’ve never seen someone go spine-first into the ring steps from a height like that, it’s usually pretty tamer. As long as the referee is confident in his own decision, I’m not going to question it, but right now he needs to make one!

(The referee kneels down beside both competitors. He grabs Theron Nikolas’ shoulder, looking to gain a response, before grabbing onto Impact’s. Impact, however, does not respond…)

Deadprez: What call is he going to make here? Theron is fine, and if Impact isn’t… could the first fall go to Theron VIA knockout???

(The referee gets up, and looks to walk over to the timekeeper’s area, where Gina Romano is standing. It’s almost certain he’s going to make a call… until…)

Deadprez: WAIT! NEVERMIND! IMPACT, AT THE VERY LAST SECOND, GRABS ONTO THE REFEREE’S PANTS, ACCIDENTALLY PULLING A GLOVE OUT OF HIS POCKET THAT IS USED TO CHECK ON WOUNDS! THE IMPORTANT THING HERE IS HE’S ALERTED THE REFEREE’S ATTENTION! IMPACT, DESPITE THE BACK PAIN BEING SUFFERED, IS NOW GOING TO STOP THE REFEREE FROM HANDING A POINT TO THERON!

Eve: At the very last second he saves himself from losing the lead, amazingly! He falls back down to his knees, and throws the glove into the ring, and the match continues with a 0-0 score! The referee slides back into the ring now, probably to start counting!

Gavin Kirkland: That’s absolutely what’s going to occur here, Even Steven, but more importantly, Theron Nikolas DOES NOT care! Theron is closing in on Impact, before he then stomps on his back, forcing him to fall down! That spinal area has already sufferted enough, and now it’s being made worse with that stomp, which would’ve hurt even without the back pains in advance! Theron has begun an assault on Impact here, as he kneels down and starts to light him up with some huge forearms to the head! 

ONE!

Deadprez: And there we go, ladies and gentlemen, the ten count has begun, as both men are outside and refusing to get back in! Wrestling is designed to happen inside the ring, as it is much safer for both the opponents AND the fans. Despite popular belief, we at EAW do not WANT our Elitists to die, and that’s been the case ever since that one event back in 1932… don’t look it up. Theron stops his assault, before getting onto his feet. Perhaps to enter the ring again?

TWO!

Eve: Absolutely not, Deadprez, instead he looks to deal even more damage as he grabs Impact by the hair, and slams him into the announce table! Luckily it’s not ours, but instead the Mexican one. Sorry dudes!

Mexican Commentator: ¡PARA, BURRO PELUDO!

Eve: Sadly for them, Theron Nikolas doesn’t speak the language, and instead he removes the announce table cover! This completely exposes not only the table, but the equipment on it!

Mexican Commentator: ¡NO! ¡MI SODA DE DIETA!

THREE!

Eve: Theron now slams Impact’s head against the table not once, but twice, damaging him even more! Impact slumps over, into a seated position against the announce table!

FOUR!

Deadprez: But Theron Nikolas is hardly finished with him here, Eve, as he grabs him by the hair, before repeatedly slamming it backwards into the table, perhaps giving him even more than back pain! There’s absolutely no way that isn’t painful, and there’s a pretty good chance that he may have a concussion here. :lupe:

FIVE!

Gavin Kirkland: And if that wasn’t enough, Theron Nikolas now begins to step back, perhaps charging up another move! Oh my God, he’s going for the Headhunter yet again! THERON NIKOLAS HITS THE BUISAKU KNEE STRIKE- 

Eve: FIST OF FURY!

Deadprez: FIST OF FURY! 

SIX!

Eve: JESUS CHRIST, IMPACT JUST CONNECTED WITH THAT RIGHT-HANDED KO HOOK, THE MOVE THAT HAS BEAT COUNTLESS ELITISTS IN THE PAST, AND HE CONNECTED WITH PRECISION! HE GOT ABSOLUTELY ALL OF IT, AND THERON IS KNOCKED OUT!!!

SEVEN!

Eve: AND NOW IMPACT SLOWLY STARTS TO STUMBLE OVER TO THE APRON! HE’S MOVING EXTREMELY SLOWLY, PERHAPS DUE TO THE BACK DAMAGE, BUT HE STARTS TO MAKE IT!

EIGHT!

Eve: IMPACT SLIDES IN! 

Deadprez: BUT THERON NIKOLAS, HOWEVER, IS BARELY MOVING! HE’S INCHES AWAY FROM THE APRON, HE COULD LITERALLY GRAB ONTO IT, PULL HIMSELF UP, AND HE’D BE SAFE, BUT HE’S COMPLETELY OUT COLD! IMPACT KNOCKED HIS BLOCK OFF!

NINE!

Gavin Kirkland: YOU SPOKE TOO SOON, DEADPREZ, AS THERON *DOES* BEGIN TO STIR! HE SLOWLY GRABS ONTO THE APRON, AND TRIES TO PULL HIMSELF UP!

TEN!

Gavin Kirkland: THERON SLOWLY SLIDES IN!

Gavin Kirkland: BUT HE APPLIES TOO MUCH PRESSURE ON THE APRON SHEET! THE ELASTIC TEARS AND HE FALLS! 

(SCREENBAR – 

Impact: 1

Theron: 0) 

(**18:32**)

Gavin Kirkland: Oh jeez! Theron was literally a few milliseconds too late! That apron gave away and he tripped, then right after Impact’s score went up, he slid into the ring! That was not great timing on his half, and it wouldn’t have happened if Impact hadn’t been able to connect with that huge KO Hook! Impact even opened up a small gash right on the left eyebrow of Theron, and a tiny bit of blood has trickled down toward his cheek! God, that was brutal as hell, but more importantly, a place for him to target! 

Eve: That Fist of Fury is absolutely brutal indeed, Gavin, and has been responsible for countless wounds and bruises. It gave Limmy a pretty bad black eye and perhaps will do the same to Theron – not to mention, has already made him bleed. :lupe:

Deadprez: We’re not even half way through the match yet, too, so that blood is only going to get much worse – especially since Impact was able to snatch the glove away from the referee, so he can’t even clean or check on it in case of infection! Perhaps that KO Hook was intentional, and not out of desperation because he completely fucked it up!

Eve: Regardless of that, right now Impact has an opening, and he’s looking to take it! He grabs Theron by the chin, and lifts him up, before delivering some huge knee strikes right to the eye!

Gavin Kirkland: I assume he’s looking to open that wound up here, and knee strikes will almost definitely do the trick! He forces Theron back into the ropes, before turning around to run across the ring, and to hit the other side! Impact rebounds, before making his way back over to Theron, maybe to clothesline him back over- 

Eve: BUT HE’S CAUGHT! THERON LOOKS TO HIT THAT PATENTED SPINNING URANAGE SIDESLAM- 

Gavin Kirkland: DENIED! IMPACT TRAPS THE ARM AND SPINS OUT OF IT, BEFORE DROPPING HIM INTO A BACKSLIDE!!

OOOONNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

TTTTWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

Gavin Kirkland: THERON KICKS OUT, BEFORE GETTING BACK UP TO HIS FEET, TO CONNECT WITH A SUNSET FLIP… BUT IMPACT KNEELS DOWN, AND HOOKS BOTH LEGS! THERON’S FEET ARE RIGHT BESIDE HIS HEAD!!

OOOOOOONNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

TTTTTTTTTTWWWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

TTTTTTTTTHRRRRRRRRRRREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!

(SCREENBAR- 

Impact: 2

Theron: 0)

Deadprez: WAIT WHAT!??!  IMPACT WAS ABLE TO GET TWO POINTS AHEAD!! AND BOTH TIMES IT WAS BECAUSE OF EXPERIENCE, AND OUTSMARTING HIM, RATHER THAN THE GENERAL VIOLENCE THAT THERON HAS BEEN GOING FOR THIS ENTIRE MATCH!

(As Impact rolls away, the camera zooms in on a shocked Theron Nikolas. Theron realizes exactly what Deadprez had, and that he was outsmarted due to Impact’s experience over him. Theron sits, and process the information…)

Eve: That’s a great call, Deadprez, Impact has **absolutely outsmarted** Theron here tonight, whereas Theron was looking for sheer violence and brutality, as we saw with the strikes, and the suplex onto the steel steps! 

Gavin Kirkland: And with that, Theron has no time to waste! He’s able to get back up onto his feet, and charges Impact, before delivering a huge knee to the gut! He places his arm over Impact’s chest, looking to hit that Spinning Uranage Sideslam- but Impact charges forward, and slams Theron directly into the corner! He goes back-first into the turnbuckles, and now Impact once again begins to take control! 

Deadprez: Impact hits a huge uppercut shot to Theron’s stomach, forcing him to bend down, before he uses his raw strength to pick him up over his shoulder! Theron attempts to fight out of it, though, slapping Impact across the already-hurt back, but it isn’t enough! Impact places Theron on the top rope, before hitting a forearm right across the jaw! Theron is rocked, he slumps back as to where the only thing that’s keeping him from falling to the outside is the ring post, keeping him upright, albeit only slightly! Impact uses this to his advantage, however…

Eve: Impact slowly starts to scale the turnbuckles now, grabbing onto Theron’s head, and delivering more punches! He’s doing a shit ton of damage to that bleeding eyebrow, and there’s no doubt that he’s going to use that as a way to hurt him for the rest of the match! Impact transitions into forearm strikes this time, though that may have been a bad decision! Theron is able to stiff those, as they aren’t as precise, and so he slowly starts to sit up!

Gavin Kirkland: Impact’s offense is momentarily cut off here, as Theron hits an uppercut directly to the jaw, followed by a second, and a third! Those three are enough to stop the self-proclaimed “Most Watched World Champion of All Time” from dishing out any more damage, so he can take control himself! Let’s not forget, though, these two are on the TOP ROPE, and as Theron starts to stand up, they must be like, what, eight feet in the air – if we judge by their heads? Either way, it’s high enough to make Jake Smith believe Attack on Titan was real!

Deadprez: It doesn’t matter how high they are, though, as it’ll all come crashing down; Theron places his arm over Impact’s chest once again, looking for that Uranage Sideslam off the top turnbuckle, and this time there’s absolutely nowhere Impact can go! Nowhere to run, nowhere to slip! All he can do is dish out some brutal elbows, but it isn’t enough! It isn’t enough to stop Theron Nikolas from going all out here, and he makes the hold even tighter…

Eve: BEFORE LEAPING OFF THE TOP ROPE! HE HITS IMPACT WITH AN AVALANCHE SPINNING URANAGE SIDESLAM, EVEN RELEASING HIM IN MID-AIR, FORCING HIM TO FREE FALL, BEFORE CONNECTING WITH THE DAMN CANVAS!!! INTO THE COVER!

OOOOONNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!

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TTTTTTTTTTHHHHHHHHHHHHRRRRRRREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!

Eve: IMPACT HAS A FOOT ON THE ROPE!

(**14:58**)

Eve: That rope break is enough to stop the count, and keep this match continuing without Theron scoring a point! He looks to the titantron and picks up on the time, and realizes they’re half way through the match, and he has yet to score a single point! That’s bad for him, and great for Impact, however, it isn’t impossible! Impact was able to score 2 points in less, and if Theron plays his cards right, it may be possible to win here!

Deadprez: That is easier said than done, though, but it won’t hurt to try! Theron grabs Impact by his arm, before dragging him closer to the center of the ring! He has him set up for something huge here, but what that may be, I have absolutely no idea! Theron turns around, and exits onto the apron… perhaps he’s looking to go high risk here tonight? High risk, high reward as they say, and if he’s able to connect with what I can only presume to be the Diving Double Foot stomp, it’s going to pay off immensely…

Gavin Kirkland: That’s entirely true, Deadprez, it will pay off, and understandably so! A man caving in your chest with two boots is enough to put anyone down, and Impact may be no exception! Theron Nikolas stands on the top, and leaps…

Eve: ‘EVISCERATION’ OUT OF MID-AIR!!! THE DOUBLE KNEE FACEBUSTER STRAIGHT TO THE HEAD, HE CATCHES THERON IN THE AIR WITH THE FINISHING MOVE!! IMPACT HOOKS THE LEG!

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!

TTTTTTTTTTTWWWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!

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Eve: SF;DJKGDHFS;FD;GKHJL;DFGJKH ;THERON NIKOLAS IS ABLE TO POWER OUT OF IT!

Crowd: :damn:!!!

Eve: I SERIOUSLY DON’T BELIEVE IT! THERON NIKOLAS HAD POPPED THE SHOULDER UP JUST IN THE NICK OF TIME, JUST BEFORE IMPACT COULD GET 3-0!!! ABSOLUTELY INSANE!

Deadprez: NO WAY! THERON WAS ABLE TO KICK OUT AT THE LAST SECOND! WHETHER IT BE BECAUSE IMPACT DIDN’T APPLY THE SAME AMOUNT OF PRESSURE, OR BECAUSE HE SIMPLY HAD THE WHEREWITHAL TO KICK OUT; IT DOESN’T MATTER! THERON NIKOLAS WAS JUST ABLE TO ESCAPE, DESPITE THE AMOUNT OF PUNISHMENT HE WAS JUST PUT THROUGH! THAT IS ABSOLUTELY INSANE! THERON IS DOING THE ABSOLUTE MOST HE CAN IN ORDER TO STAY ON TOP, EVEN IF IT REQUIRES SACRIFICING HIS OWN HEALTH! HE **WANTS** TO DEFEAT IMPACT NO MATTER THE COST, AND IF HE CONTINUES TO PLAY LIKE THIS, WHO KNOWS WHAT’S STOPPING HIM?

Gavin Kirkland: NOTHING, OTHER THAN IMPACT! AND IMPACT IS GOING TO CONTINUE HIS FIGHTING! HE GRABS ONTO THERON NIKOLAS, AND SETS HIM IN THE CENTER, BEFORE TURNING AROUND AND LEAPING ONTO THE MIDDLE ROPE AGAIN! LIONSAULT- 

Eve: THERON GETS THE KNEES UP AGAIN!

Gavin Kirkland: BUT THEY DO NO DAMAGE, AS IMPACT HAD IT SCOUTED! IMPACT TRAPS THE LEGS, BEFORE TURNING THERON OVER… FOR THE WALLS OF IMPACT!!!! HE HAS HIS KNEE PRESSED RIGHT ON THE BACK OF HIS HEAD, AND THAT’S GOING TO DO A WHOLE LOT OF DAMAGE RIGHT THERE! IT CONNECTS THIS TIME! IT’S LOCKED IN! 

Eve: AND THERE’S SEEMINGLY NO ESCAPE FOR THERON NIKOLAS! NO MATTER HOW HARD HE TRIES, HE’S UNABLE TO PUSH HIS BODY FORWARD! HE’S TRAPPED IN THE CENTER OF THE RING, HIS BACK TORQUED, AND A KNEE STOPPING HIM FROM BEING ABLE TO PROPERLY BREATHE! THIS DAMAGE IS ABSOLUTELY BRUTAL RIGHT NOW, AND WHAT’S WORSE IS, HE CAN’T GRAB THE ROPES! WE SAW LAST TIME THE ONLY CHANCE OF ESCAPE FOR THERON WAS PUSHING IMPACT BACK BEFORE IT WAS LOCKED IN, BUT RIGHT NOW IT SEEMS HONESTLY IMPOSSIBLE! 

Deadprez: THERON NIKOLAS IS REFUSING TO SUBMIT, THOUGH, AND I’M NOT SURE WHETHER THAT’S GOOD OR BAD FOR HIM! HE’S COMPLETELY DOWN AND OUT, AND IN A FEW MOMENTS HE MAY BE FORCED TO TAP, OR EVEN SNAP- 

Eve: BUT THERON ELBOWS IMPACT IN THE SPINE! THE DAMAGE DONE TO HIS BACK FORCES HIM TO STUMBLE FORWARD, AND FALL ONTO THE APRON! 

Gavin Kirkland: That was some pretty bad damage for Impact here, as earlier those steel steps were used to damage that back pretty badly! There’s no telling how much damage it had actually caused, and all we know is it’s painful! Painful enough to stop him from sealing the deal with that Walls of Impact, something I know damn well would’ve been able to do it! Theron had no choice but to resort to some kind of strike, targeting the injury, but what we do know is that it’s truthfully all fair!

(**09:45**)

Eve: Oh would you look at the time! Less than ten minutes left, and Impact has a two-to-zero lead on Theron! Theron will have to play it safe if he wants to match Impact, and even safer if he wants to gain the lead. Right now, he’s in control though, as he makes his way over to the apron! 

Deadprez: Theron is able to slip through the ropes here, before grabbing onto Impact’s head! Impact is holding onto his back in a daze, to the point where he wasn’t able to even pick up on the fact that Theron Nikolas was closing in on him! Theron is now using brains over brawn int his match, and for good reason! He may have been the one to send Impact straight into desperation, as his back is so obviously killing him! But Impact is going to try his hardest to fight back, regardless of what the result may actually entail!

Eve: Theron pulls Impact up to his feet, before he connects with some huge forearm strikes to the head! Impact is rocked right now, and it’s incredibly obvious that Theron has a – no pun intended – much larger impact when it comes to those strikes! If there was any time to actually use them, it was now, and he’s using them to great effect! He has the 9 time World Champion rocked on his feet, and if he plays those cards right just as we said earlier, he may be able to pick up his first point! He looks for a double underhook-

Gavin Kirkland: BUT IMPACT SLIPS OUT… AND CONNECTS WITH A HEADBUTT! Theron Nikolas drops down to a single knee because of it, and it’s only a matter of time before he follows up with something even more brutal than that! Impact grabs Theron Nikolas by the hair, and places his hand on his waist before… wait… OH GOD! HE HAS THERON NIKOLAS IN A TOMBSTONE POSITION RIGHT NOW, AND THAT’S NOT A GOOD SIGN! THEY’RE BOTH BACK ON THE APRON, AND AS WE ALL KNOW IT’S THE HARDEST– THAT DOESN’T MATTER! IMPACT IS ABOUT TO LAY HIM OUT! 

Deadprez: TOMBSTONE PILEDRIVER TO THERON NIKOLAS, RIGHT ON THE HARDEST PART OF THE RING! HE JUST DRILLED HIM HEAD-FIRST, AND PROBABLY KNOCKED HIM OUT FOR GOOD! IMPACT IS ABOUT TO GO THREE TO ZERO RIGHT NOW, AND THERE’S NOT A SINGLE THING THERON NIKOLAS CAN DO ABOUT IT! THAT WAS ABSOLUTELY BRUTAL, AND SOMETHING I PERSONALLY WOULDN’T EVER HAVE IMAGINED; SO ALL THINGS CONSIDERED, AMAZING THINKING ON IMPACT’S BEHALF! HE ROLLS THERON NIKOLAS INTO THE RING, AND NOW BEGINS TO SLIDE IN, TO FOLLOW! THE COVER!!!

OOOOOONNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!

TTTTTTWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

TTTTTTTTTHRRRRRRRRRRREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

Eve: I DON’T KNOW WHAT THEY’VE BEEN FEEDING THERON NIKOLAS, BUT SOMEHOW HE’S ABLE TO KICK OUT ONCE AGAIN! CHRIST ALIVE, THIS MAN IS SOMETHING ELSE! HE IS WELL AND TRULY SOMETHING ELSE! I COULD NAME A WHOLE BUNCH OF ELITISTS WHO COULDN’T HAVE KICKED OUT OF THAT! THERON, APPARENTLY, IS NOT ONE OF THEM! 

Gavin Kirkland: THERON NIKOLAS IS FIGHTING ON ALL CYLINDERS TONIGHT, REFUSING TO LET IMPACT KEEP HIM DOWN! IMPACT IS FIGHTING JUST AS HARD AS HE WOULD IN ANY SCENARIO WHERE A WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP WAS ON THE LINE, THAT’S HOW BADLY THERON IS PUSHING HIM! I HAVEN’T SEEN IMPACT BUST OUT A MOVE LIKE THAT IN… WELL… EVER!!!

Deadprez: Neither have I, Gavin, but that shows exactly why Impact is considered one of, if not **the** greatest of all time! We have seen many come and go, but Impact is one of the only few who have been able to consistently bring the fight to anyone that faces off against him! No matter how many setbacks he has undergone, he’s always remained consistent, not allowing a single one to force him into failure, and that’s something any Elitist needs to take note of if they want to beat him!

Eve: Perhaps Theron HAS taken note of it, however! Because that’s exactly what he’s doing right now, in a way more literal sense! No matter how many setbacks he’s had this whole match – being counted out, being rolled up – he’s always managed to bounce back and continue the fight! Impact himself is clueless as how to put that man away, and as we’ve seen earlier on in the match, his IQ is not to be taken lightly. He is absolutely one of the smartest fighters we’ve ever seen in Elite Answers Wrestling, and he’s at a point as to where smarts isn’t enough to keep Theron Nikolas down! What a classic we’ve had so far!

Gavin Kirkland: But maybe smarts isn’t what Impact needs, Eve the Naive, because right now he’s looking to full cement that he’s better than Theron by sending him 3-0! Impact pulls Theron Nikolas off the mat, before placing him in between his legs! I have a feeling he’s going for a powerbomb here-

(However… Impact’s back gives away, and he lets go of Theron, who falls to his knees. Impact almost instantly stars to hold onto where it hurts the most, trying his hardest to dampen the pressure, and perhaps connect with that powerbomb…)

Gavin Kirkland: BUT WAIT! THERON NIKOLAS WITH THE BACK BODY DROP, FLIPPING IMPACT OVER ONTO THE MAT, BEFORE KNEELING DOWN ONTO HIS SHOULDERS! THIS IS THE EXACT SAME THING THAT IMPACT DID TO HIM EARLIER ON IN THE MATCH, AND NOW HE’S DOING IT HERE! HE HOOKS BOTH LEGS, AND PUSHES THEM STRAIGHT DOWN INTO THE MAT!!!!

OOOOOOOONNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!

TTTTTTTWWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

TTTTTTTTTTTHRRRRRREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

(SCREENBAR- 

Impact: 2

Theron Nikolas: 1)

Gavin Kirkland: AND HE GOT HIM! THE THREE COUNT HAPPENED, AND HE WAS ABLE TO COMPLETELY PIN IMPACT! HE’S ONLY ONE POINT BEHIND!!! HE COULD DO IT HERE, HE COULD ACTUALLY BEAT IMPACT!!!

(**04:59**)

Eve: BUT IF HE WANTS TO DO SO, HE’LL HAVE TO BEAT THE CLOCK! HE HAS LESS THAN FIVE MINUTES TO SCORE TWO MORE FALLS AND AGAINST A MAN LIKE IMPACT NO LESS! BUT HE’S CERTAINLY GOING TO TRY, AS HE NOW SCURRIES OVER TOWARD HIS OPPONENT, AND GRABS HIM BY THE HAIR! IMPACT IS ABSOLUTELY EXHAUSTED, HIS HAIR IN HIS FACE, AND SWEAT POURING DOWN HIS ENTIRE BODY! THERON COULD CONNECT WITH ‘GOD’S REQUIEM’ RIGHT NOW, AND IF HE’S ABLE TO LAND IT, IT WILL SCREAM THE END FOR IMPACT HERE! HE SWINGS…

Gavin Kirkland: IMPACT TRANSITIONS INTO A SCHOOL BOY ROLL UP!!!! 

OOOOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!

TTTTTTTTTTWWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

Deadprez: THERON NIKOLAS KICKS OUT- 

Gavin Kirkland: WALLS OF IMPACT! THERON KICKED OUT, BUT IMPACT WAS COUNTING ON IT, AS HE ALMOST INSTANTLY GOES FOR THE MODIFIED BOSTON CRAB!!! IF HE LOCKS THIS IN, IT’S ALL OVER FOR THERON- 

Deadprez: THERON CROSSES HIS LEGS, BEFORE TRANSITIONING BACK INTO A ROLL UP!!!

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

TTTTTTTTTTWWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

TTTTTTTTTTTTTTTHRRRRRRRRRRREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

Deadprez: NO!!!! IMPACT POPS THE SHOULDER UP, AND THE TWO OF THEM SCURRY BACK TO THEIR FEET! THERON CHARGES AT IMPACT, BUT IMPACT GRABS ONTO HIS THIGHS AND THROWS HIM INTO THE AIR FOR A HUGE BACK BODY DROP! 

(**04:00**)

Eve: BUT THERON TWISTS HIS BODY MID-AIR!!!! HE GRABS IMPACT ACROSS THE CHEST, BEFORE PULLING HIM INTO A QUICKFIRE ‘GOD’S REQUIEM’!!!! SWINGING REVERSE STO TAKES IMPACT DOWN!!! HE SHOOTS THE HALF!!!

OOOOOOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!

TTTTTTTTTWWWWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

TTTTTTTHRRRRRRREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!

(SCREENBAR –

Impact: 2

Theron: 2)

Gavin Kirkland: THERE’S NO WAY HE COULD ACTUALLY DO THIS! LIKE, ABSOLUTELY NO WAY! I’M IN DISBELIEF RIGHT NOW, AS HE WAS ABLE TO SCORE TWO POINTS IN SEEMINGLY NO TIME! HE USED THE SAME TACTIC IMPACT HAD DONE EARLIER, PRESSING HIS FEET INTO THE MAT IN ORDER TO MAKE SURE HE COULDN’T ESCAPE THAT ROLL UP, ONLY TO THEN CONNECT WITH HIS FINISHING MOVE THAT LAID HIM OUT IN ONE SWIFT SWOOP! 

Eve: That’s exactly the case, Gavin, and right now there’s no doubting that Theron Nikolas has the possibility of defeating Impact tonight! If there’s anyone who could actually do it, it’s him, and that’s something I’m not sure if I’m surprised about, or not! Either way, though, Theron Nikolas is super close to getting it done!

Deadprez: Theron slowly pushes himself off the mat, using the ropes to his advantage, but I’m not sure if he has TIME to be slow! It’s going to take a lot to actually beat Impact, and in the time he has, doing it a second time may be tricky. Luckily, he knows he’s damaged him enough to do so, and continuing isn’t entirely impossible! One more finisher from either side will be exactly what they need to win this match, and score a victory here at King of Elite!!! That’s a scary thought for both of these men, but if there’s anyone who could actually go through with it, it’s one of these two! Undoubtedly some of the greatest athletes this company has ever seen! 

(**02:12**)

Gavin Kirkland: We’re closing in on the final two minutes here, guys, and both of these men have made it back up to their feet! They stumble toward the center of the ring together, before they start to trade forearms! One from Theron! One from Impact! Theron! Impact! Theron! Impact! 

Crowd: BOOOOO! YEAAAAAHH!!! BOOOOO! YEAHHH!!! BOOOO!!! BOOO!! BOOOO!!!

Eve: Listen to the crowd absolutely jeer for Impact, as he hits three lariats in a row, which knocks Theron down to his knees! Impact now uses this time to turn around, and exit back onto the apron! Despite the pain that has been donw to his back, he now begins to scale the turnbuckles, making his way up to the top of the rope! Just like Theron did earlier, he’s using the high risk, high reward rule, and doing so in hopes of taking Theron out for good-

Deadprez: But Theron here isn’t finished! He runs forward, and extremely quickly starts to scale the turnbuckles too! In a motion that’s not far off skipping, he bounces up to the top rope, before placing Impact in prime position to hit a superplex-

Gavin Kirkland: OH MY GOD!!! ‘THE ABSOLUTION’ OFF THE TOP ROPE!!! MICHINOKU DRIVER II, SPIKING THERON NIKOLAS HEAD-FIRST INTO THE MAT!!! WE SAW HIM DO IT EARLIER ON, BUT HE DID IT TO A MUCH HIGHER STANDARD RIGHT HERE! 

Deadprez: HE’S NOT DONE THOUGH! AFTER CLUTCHING HIS BACK, HE SLOWLY PUSHES HIMSELF OFF THE MAT! USING THE ROPES TO PULL HIMSELF BACK UP, HE MOVES OVER TO THERON, AND GRABS HIM BY THE HAIR! THAT’S A WHOLE LOT OF DEAD WEIGHT HE HAS TO PICK UP RIGHT NOW, BUT PERHAPS HE CAN DO IT! HE SLOWLY LIFTS THERON UP ONTO HIS FEET…

Eve: **FIST OF FURY DIRECTLY INTO THE BLEEDING EYE!!!!!** HE FALLS INTO A COVER, HOOKING NO LEGS, PRACTICALLY SLUMPED OVER HIS OPPONENT!!!

OOOOOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!

TTTTTTTTWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

THRRRRRRREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE-

EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

(SCREENBAR-

Impact: 3

Theron: 2)

(**01:00**)

Eve: AND WITH EXACTLY A MINUTE TO SPARE, IMPACT HAS SCORED ONE MORE FALL!!! THERON NIKOLAS JUST AFTER THE THREE COUNT POPPED HIS SHOULDER UP, BUT IT DOESN’T MATTER!!! THIS ONE COULD BE OVER, AND AT BEST, IT’S A DRAW!!! THERE’S NOT A SINGLE CHANCE THAT IMPACT IS LOSING HERE!!!

Gavin Kirkland: You’re damn right, Eve, Impact is NOT losing; but at best, Theron can either settle for a draw, or perhaps even sudden death! We can’t say Theron is losing either! The two of them slowly begin to push off the mat, heads pressed against each other!

(As the two Elitists press their heads against each other, ego’s clashing, they slowly begin to stand back up… Impact looks to strike, however…)

Deadprez: HEADBUTT FROM THERON!!! IMPACT WAS GOING TO SETTLE FOR ONE LAST STRIKE TRADE, BUT INSTEAD, THERON JUST LAID HIM OUT!!!

(**00:30**)

Deadprez: OH MY GOD, THIRTY SECONDS ON THE CLOCK! THERON TURNS TO SEE IT, AND PANIC COMES OVER HIS FACE! HE GRABS IMPACT BY THE HEAD, AN IMPACT WHO IS COMPLETELY KNOCKED OUT, AND BEGINS TO DRAG HIM OVER TO THE CENTER OF THE RING! MAYBE GOING FOR A GUILLOTINE CHOKE, AS IMPACT IS ALREADY KNOCKED OUT???

(**00:15**)

Eve: THE DEAD WEIGHT MAY BE TOO HARD TO PICK UP, THOUGH, AS HE IS STRUGGLING IMMENSELY!

(**00:10**)

Deadprez: ALL HE NEEDS TO DO RIGHT NOW IS PICK IMP UP, DROP DOWN TO HIS BACK, AND LOCK HIS LEGS TOGETHER!!

(**00:05**)

Gavin Kirkland: THERON HAS IMPACT ONTO HIS KNEES, ALL HE NEEDS TO DO IS DROP!!

(**00:03**)

Gavin Kirkland: OH MY!

(**00:02**)

Gavin Kirkland: HE…

(**00:01**)

Eve: CAN’T GET IMPACT INTO THE GUILLOTINE IN TIME!

(**00:00**)

(DING! DING! DING!)

Eve: :damn:!!!!!!!!!!

(As the bell rings, Theron Nikolas drops down into a seated position, completely exhausted. Impact was too unconscious, too heavy, to properly lock into the guillotine, and by the time he’d actually have him ready for it, it’d been too late to actually lock it in. He was seconds away from getting a tie…)

Gina Romano: HERE IS YOUR WINNER WITH A THREE-TO-TWO LEAD… IIIIIIIIIMPAAAAAAAAAAACT!!!

(‘M3tamorphosis’ by Playboi Carti ft. Kid Cudi blares through the speakers, as the ENTIRE NRG Stadium erupts into a chorus of boos. Theron Nikolas places his hands over his face, blood trickling down from his eyebrow – his entire eye covered in it – and in shock, as he was seconds away from victory… just hadn’t reached victory itself. As for Impact, he was out cold. The referee tends to him, looking to wake him up, and moments later, he succeeds. He pulls Impact up to his knees, before finally grabbing his glove to check on Theron’s cut. However, Theron throws the referee back, and rolls out of the ring.)

Eve: Impact has done it! After thirty long minutes, he was able to get a single point over Theron, and in doing so, was able to win the match! If he wasn’t able to outsmart him either by getting him counted out, or by getting that second fall, perhaps we’d have seen a draw, 2-2, or even 1-1. But that didn’t happen…

Gavin Kirkland: No it did not! Instead, we got a victory for Impact, as he DID outsmart Theron in the opening stages of this match! Then, in the later stages, CONTINUED to do so! I couldn’t have expected more from Impact, quite frankly, but it’s still shocking to see how close Theron Nikolas was to getting things tied up!

Deadprez: Absolutely, Gavin, he was literal milliseconds from ending this on a draw. Perhaps it was Impact being too exhausted, or the fact he could only see in one eye, or BOTH. But the fact of the matter is, he did not synch that Guillotine in, and as a result, we have a winner. That winner being none other than Impact!

(As Impact slowly pulls himself off the mat, he begins to climb the turnbuckles. He tiredly raises both hands, sweat pouring down his face, causing his hair to stick in his face. A comparison between his entrance and exit would tell a story in of itself, showing the war both men have gone through. But in the end, Impact was the one to triumph above Theron. As Impact climbs down from the turnbuckles, he continues to celebrate in the ring, before King of Elite fades out to commercial break.)

(A commercial for “Ronan Malosi socks” is shown, where Ronan uses them to stack his cash. Gavin Kirkland on the other hand? :roman)

(The scene fades to a commercial)

(The footage opens on Impact standing in front of the camera, after what happened last week, he doesn’t look very happy but is ready for his Answers World Championship Match against none other than TLA in one of the Main Events at Pain For Pride. He starts to clap….)

Impact: Bravo TLA…. Bravo! The Pick Your Poison worked in your favor to make me lose a little momentum, but really did I? It’s funny how those that always get the last laugh end up losing before the storm comes and destroys everything in their sight. TLA, all that happened last week was really just upset me more and fill me with resolve, something that you have no idea what will bring to you at Pain for Pride.

(It transitions quickly to footage from last week….)

(Impact breaks the hold. He drags Adam back to the middle of the ring and tries to put it on again…)

Deadprez: ADAM USES HIS LEGS TO POWER OUT!

IMPACT FLIPS OVER ON HIS BACK AND ADAM CLEARLY IN PAIN SLOWLY IS GETTING BACK

TO HIS FEET AND HE STRIKES IMPACT WITH A RIGHT HOOK! AND ANOTHER! IMPACT THOUGH

THROWS A HAYMAKER AS WELL! AND ANOTHER…. NO! HE IS BACKED UP TO THE ROPES AND

ADAM WHIPS HIM, BUT IMPACT TURNS IT AROUND, TOO CLOSE TO THE ROPES AND BOTH

WRESTLERS BUTT HEADS! THEY ARE DOWN!

(Adam Lucas and Impact are both down, lying on

the mat as the referee administers the count….)

Referee: 1….. 2….. 3….. 4…..

(Adam is on his knees as is Impact when the

crowd starts to cheer loudly and TLA slowly walks out in the entranceway and

stays there. He looks on as the crowd goes bananas…)

Gavin Kirkland: TLA IS HERE! HE IS WATCHING AND

LOOK AT IMPACT! HE FINALLY REALIZES THAT TLA IS HERE!

Referee: 4….. 5…… 6…… 7……

Gavin Kirkland: Impact is back up and he is

pointing at TLA….. wait a second….

Deadprez: ADAM LUCAS WAS ALREADY UP AND HE WAS

ON THE APRON…. HE FLIPS OVER THE ROPES…. BUCKSHOT LARIAT ON IMPACT! THIS ONE

IS… NO! IMPACT FALLS OUT OF THE RING! HE FALLS OUT OF THE RING AND LOOK AT ADAM

LUCAS…. IMPACT BARELY ABLE TO GET TO HIS FEET AND… SUICIDE DIVE BY ADAM LUCAS!

Crowd: THIS IS AWESOME!!!! THIS IS AWESOME!!!!!

THIS IS AWESOME!!!!!

Eve: Adam Lucas and Impact are down on the

floor as the referee starts to count!

Referee: 1….2….3….4…..

Eve: Adam is trying to get up and he goes to

Impact who is down, picking him back up and…. Thumb to the eye! Adam Lucas is

blinded and Impact now grabs Adam AND SLAMS HIS HEAD ON THE APRON! IMPACT

CONTINUES TO LOOK AT TLA WHO IS WATCHING WHILE SMILING!

Referee: 5…. 6…. 7…… 8…..

Deadprez: IMPACT NOW IS GOING TO THROW ADAM

AGAINST THE STEEL POST AND HE FLIPS OFF ADAM AND THEN TLA WHIPPING ADAM INTO

THE STEEL POST…..

Referee: EIGHT!!!!!

Deadprez: ADAM REVERSES AND IMPACT HITS CHEST

AND FACE FIRST INTO THE POST!

Referee: NINE!!!!!!

Deadprez: ADAM ROLLS BACK INTO THE RING AND

IMPACT IS DOWN ON THE OUTSIDE!

Referee: TEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(DING!!! DING!!! DING!!!)

Gina Romano: THE WINNER OF THE MATCH AS A

RESULT OF A COUNTOUT….. ADAM LUCAS!!!!

(“You Know My Name” plays throughout the arena

as Adam Lucas is in his knees with a smirk on his face as the referee raises

his hand in victory. Impact is holding  the side of his head after crashing

into the steel post, turning back shocked as he looks into the ring, then back

at TLA who is laughing before turning and going to the back. Impact thinks

about heading back In the ring but instead glares at Adam before turning and

storming toward the back as well.)

(The footage ends, and it is focused back on Impact.)

Impact: Adam had his cheap win; he can now go into Pain for Pride all in good spirits and confident in the Cash in the Vault match. As for me though TLA? Am I supposed to put my head down in shame because you decided to be a distraction? No, that was expected, I’m not surprised. But if that is what you are going to hang your sombrero on then did it really work? No and come Pain for Pride you will be a part of history when I become a TEN-time World Champion.

(An intense stare is seen from Impact as it fades and switches to TLA standing there smiling.)

TLA: Orale Impact. See, carnal, Pain For Pride is the final match to make your last statement, buey and TLA has been having the best season of his career as Answers World Champion. But your boy has ONE final task. See, I defeated the very best in the EAW and Showdown. It started rough but when the new year started TLA made a prometo that I would be World Champion. Remember how I snuck in and signed the contract, vato while you and Theron were fighting? Then I went on to beat Kassidy Heart, the very best campeon ever. But look at what I did, homes. Cameron Ella Ava, Veena Adams, Harper Lee, Adam Lucas, Limmy Monaghan, Theron Nikolas, Charlie Marr and now it’s gonna finna be your turn.

(As TLA stops for a moment, the footage shows last week on Showdown…)

(Deadprez: TLA has no idea that Terry Chambers just helped him! He unknowingly climbs to the top turnbuckle! Monaghan is still out cold in the center of the ring! AND HE CRASHES DOWN ONTO MONAGHAN WITH THE CORKSCREW 360 SENTON!! TLA LANDS THE BURNOUT ONTO THE CHEST OF MONAGHAN AS HE HOOKS THE LEG WITH CONFIDENCE!

ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

TWO!!!

THREEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

( DING! DING! DING! )

( “Ambitionz az a Ridah” echoes throughout the Crypto.com Arena and is accompanied by a huge pop. TLA continues to be oblivious to Terry Chambers’ assistance in this match as he is handed the EAW Answers World Championship. He looks at the titantron as it shows Terry Chambers smirking on the stairwell in the crowd. He stares in confusion, but raises his championship either way. )

Gina Romano: HERE IS YOUR WINNER… T! L! A!

Deadprez: TLA continues to remain undefeated in the TLA-LIMMY saga, but that can be chalked up to the assistance of Terry Chambers! TLA is impervious to what just happened, but Limmy was on his way to finally getting his sought after victory over the world champion. Chambers picked his time, and he caught Limmy by surprise with what was the purest definition of a random act of violence. Limmy did not have his eyes at the back of his head, and that inevitably and unfortunately cost him in this match.

 Eve: This definitely raises the tensions between Terry Chambers and Limmy Monaghan weeks before their Pain For Pride showdown. TLA successfully defeats the opponent that Impact personally handpicked, but I don’t know if he’ll be too happy about the way he got that victory. TLA continues to raise the EAW Answers World Championship high and proud! Thank you everyone for watching!

Gavin Kirkland: Mommy didn’t win. It is so unfair! Terry Chambers is a piece of shit and I hope he gets murdered and gets his head chopped off in Las Vegas! I hope Chambers gets murdered! This guy fucking sucks! I hate this man! I hate Chambers. I hate Chambers. I hate Chambers. His sister is hot though. 

Deadprez: Th-

( While TLA celebrates on the announce table, his legs is suddenly yanked. )

Eve: IMPACT IS HERE!! IMPACT IS IN THE BUILDING AS HE HAS JUST SWEEPED TLA OFF THE TABLE!! WHERE THE HELL DID HE COME FROM!! TLA JUST PLANTED HIS FACE OFF OUR ANNOUNCE TABLE AS IMPACT REPEATEDLY PUNCHES DOWN ONTO HIS FACE!! IMPACT IS TRYING TO DRAW BLOOD OUT OF HIM AS HE NOW THROWS TLA FACE FIRST INTO THE RINGPOST!! I DON’T THINK IMPACT IS TOO HAPPY SEEING THATMONAGHAN DIDN’T DEGRADE HIM WEEKS BEFORE THEIR PAIN FOR PRIDE BOUT!

Deadprez: Impact whips his head into the other ringpost before picking him up and rolling into the ring! Impact climbs onto the apron and steps through the ropes. He waits for TLA to get up to his feet! This is the ultimate humiliation! Come on, man! TLA just went through an agonizing performance! AND IMPACT GOES FOR THE EVISCERATION! BUT TLA HAD IT SCOUTED AND FLIPPED BACK FOR THE CARTEL KICK!! IMPACT GOES DOWN!

Eve: TLA JUST OUTSMARTED THE CHALLENGER! IMPACT THOUGHT HE COULD HAVE EASILY MADE HIS STATEMENT LIKE THAT, BUT TLA IS NOT STUPID!! HE DARED MISTAKE TLA FOR A FOOL, AND THAT COST HIM!! TLA CAUGHT HIM BY SURPRISE AS HE JUST KNOCKED IMPACT OUT WITH THAT CARTEL KICK!!

Deadprez: TLA GETS THE LAST LAUGH OUT OF IMPACT, BUT HELL WILL BE PAID FOR NEXT WEEK ON THE FINAL SHOWDOWN BEFORE PAIN FOR PRIDE 15!! THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR WATCHING!! AND MAKE SURE TO TUNE IN!

( The final shot of Showdown is TLA holding up his EAW Answers World Championship and staring right into a disgruntled Impact. )

(The footage ends and transitions back to TLA.)

TLA: And after all that I still made you my puto. Listen closely, Impact, I’m only gonna say this once wero, Pain For Pride in Vegas is where I seal the deal. Where my legacy continues into Season 16. I know, a lot of pendejos are looking to have you become a TEN time World Champion and all that mierda, whatever buey. At the end, TLA is still gonna be World Champion and you are still gonna be sitting at nine, culero.

(TLA smirks, holding the Answers World Championship up before the camera fades to TLA versus Kassidy Heart from King of Elite.)

Gina Romano: THE FOLLOWING CONTEST IS A TWO OUT OF THREE FALLS MATCH AND IT IS FOR THE EAW ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!

(The crowd gets up to their feet and roars….)

Gina Romano: THE FIRST FALL WILL BE CONTESTED UNDER STANDARD PROFESSIONAL WRESTLING RULES! THE SECOND FALL WILL BE AN “I QUIT” MATCH! THE THIRD FALL WILL BE A TEXAS DEATHMATCH!

(The crowd screams in anticipation even louder as ‘Ambitionz az a Ridah’ by Tupac starts to play throughout the arena. The crowd gives out a loud standing ovation. Mexican Flags waving everywhere as four beautiful Poons walk out all dressed in Mexican Flag designed dinner dresses. TLA slowly walks out in tights that have the Mexican Flag on one side and the Texas Flag on the other which gets a huge pop from the crowd. TLA stands on the entryway, pointing to the fans before making his way to the ring…)

Gina Romano: INTRODUCING FIRST FROM TLAXACAL, MEXICO! WEIGHING IN AT 210 POUNDS! LA PANTERA SEXUAL…….TLA!!!!!!!!!!!!

(The crowd again erupts in a massive wave of cheers as TLA walks down to the ring ready for his opportunity to become the Answers World Champion.)

Deadprez: BIG MONEY MATCHES TAKES BIG MONEY PLAYERS AND THERE AREN’T MANY AT THE LEVEL FO TLA AND KASSIDY HEART! KING OF ELITE HAS BEEN AN INCREDIBLE EVEN SO FAR, WE CROWNED A NEW EMPRESS OF ELITE LAST NIGHT, A NEW UNIVERSAL WOMEN’S CHAMPION AND NEW NATIONAL ELITE CHAMPION EARLIER, WILL THIS CONTINUE THE TREND, IS THIS THE NIGHT OF TLA OR WILL KASSIDY CONTINUE HER DOMINANCE!

Eve: Love or hate Kassidy Heart, she has solidified and cemented herself in the annuls of this sport! She is EAW royalty and TLA KNOWS that! He was in a similar position this time last year at this very event for the King of Elite and Kassidy was the first woman to ever win the crown and he remembers that! Will this be his night, or will the Kassidy continue her reign and who will be able to defeat her!

(TLA gets to the ring, grabbing a Mexican flag from one of the fans, his poons open the ropes as he gets in and climbs the second rope holding it up in the air proud as the crowd cheer, but his theme quickly fades and is replaced with “Monster” by Kanye West. The crowd erupts in boos as Kassidy Heart in all gold walks out with a elaborate gold and black robe, a feather backing, the Answers World Championship around her waist. She poses in the entranceway before slowly making her way to the ring….)

Gina Romano: AND HIS OPPONENT HAILS FROM SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA! WEIGHING IN AT 135 POUNDS…. SHE IS THE ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPION! “THE MAULER” KASSIDY HEART!!!!!

(The rain of boos continue as Kassidy Heart is focused on the man in the ring as the Poons have already left and are heading toward the back. Kassidy gets to the apron and instructs the referee to open the ropes as she steps in…)

Deadprez: THE ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPION IS HERE! AND SHE LOOKS READY FOR ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING. THE LOOK ON HER FACE, THE PREPARATION, KNOWING THAT SHE IS ONE OF THE MOST DISLIKED ELITISTS IN THE EAW FUELS THIS WOMAN BUT ONE THING IS FOR SURE, SHE HAS EARNED EVERY SINGLE BIT OF SUCCESS SHE HAS ATTAINED!

Eve: And you said it best, this woman has done it all and then some! TLA has come short on many occasions against her, will this be another failure or can he do it this time! Kassidy is ready and when she is ready and feels like the whole world is against her? That is when she is most dangerous!

Gavin Kirkland: He cannot lose! He can’t and she will do everything in her power to make sure I have a miserable night!  I already had my masturbating moments so far at King of Elite, I’m worn out and raw now.

(Kassidy poses with the title to a sea of boos before she turns to TLA as they glare at each other. She takes off her robe, handing it off and then standing in the ring handing off the Answers World Championship, taking a long look at it, then showing it right in the face of TLA who nods. The referee then takes it and calls for the bell and the start of the match….)

Referee: (Off Mic) RING THE BELL!

(DING! DING! DING!)

(The crowd is deafening as both wrestlers circle the ring, but they stop and walk to each other, standing face to face as the arena explodes in anticipation. TLA turns his head and nods looking out into the screaming fans. Kassidy smirks and turn to look the other way as both competitors then turn to glare into the eyes of one another. No words are spoken, nothing is said….)

Deadprez: Big time matches and big-time players. This is the essence of the EAW! Fifteen years and #EAW15 is going strong right now with two of the absolute best and you can cut the electricity right now with a knife!

Eve: This crowd has been popping for two nights now! We saw two incredible matches to end Night one crowning a New Universal Women’s Champion and a new Empress of Elite. But right now, this is the first of two World Championship matches and we still have the King of Elite to crown which TLA and Kassidy were both in last year and Kassidy was crowned KING!

Gavin Kirkland: I’m nervous as hell, not gonna lie! Kassidy much as I hate her, she has been unstoppable and TLA sent his beautiful Poons back, so I have no distractions! I should have brought my baby oil!

(Kassidy and TLA continue to stare each other down when suddenly….)

Deadprez: KASSIDY WITH A STIFF RIGHT HAND TO THE FACE OF TLA! AND ANOTHER! Remember the first fall is all about what Showdown stands for, wrestling! The second fall is an “I Quit” match and third fall is the Texas Deathmatch! Kassidy backs TLA up to the ropes, Irish Whip, NO! TLA reverses, she bounces off and back body drop! TLA caught Kassidy and she was launched but the World Champion is back up, charging in and a textbook arm drag by TLA! She rolls through….

Eve: … Kassidy is not relenting, extremely aggressive she charges in again, hip toss by TLA! Kassidy is rolling out of the ring to catch a breather and that is a great strategy! Break the momentum of TLA and the crowd is raining boos on her!

Kassidy Heart: (Off Mic) Oh, shut the fuck up, you all know that every single one of you came to see me!

(The crowd boos even louder as she shakes her head but doesn’t notice TLA running against the ropes…)

Gavin Kirkland: SUICIDE DIVE BY TLA AND HE CAUGHT KASSIDY! SHE VIOLENTLY JUST CRASHED INTO THE BARRICADE AND COULD BE HURT ALREADY! YES! TLA IS IN CONTROL AND LA PANTERA SEXUAL HAS ME ALL HOT AND BOTHERED WITH HIS MANLINESS!

Eve: You have some serious issues. Kassidy is down and TLA knows the only way he is going to beat her is by rolling her into the ring! Kassidy is in the ring, TLA is hopping back on the apron… FLYING BEAUTIFUL SENTON! HE LANDED SQUARE ON KASSIDY AND WE HAVE THE FIRST COVER OF THE MATCH!

ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Deadprez: Kassidy quickly muscles out and TLA is already running toward the rope, Kassidy is up and FLYING BODYPRESS! NO! KASSIDY HEART! WHAT POWER BY THIS WOMAN! SHE CAUGHT HIM IN MIDAIR AND FALLAWAY SLAM BY KASSIDY HEART AND SHE THREW TLA HALFWAY ACROSS THE RING…. HOT DAMN THAT WOMAN IS STRONG!

Eve: No one ever gives credit to Kassidy’s strength! She is deceptively strong and TLA is a 210-pound man, she threw him with ease and TLA is now scrambling up, but Kassidy runs out him with a huge boot and catches him on the upper chest! TLA falls into the corner and Kassidy charges in with a stiff back elbow, she follows it with a bulldog! TLA now is in trouble, rolling him over Kassidy doesn’t go for the cover, instead she stands over him and STARTS KICKING TLA IN THE HEAD! THE REFEREE QUICKLY IS TRYING TO STOP HER BUT SHE BACKS OFF AND LOOK AT HER! SHE IS LAUGHING AT THE PAIN AND MISERY OF TLA!

(Kassidy paces around TLA while he holds his head, trying to get up. Kassidy squats down and watches him, then suddenly….)

Gavin Kirkland: THAT BITCH JUST HIT AN INSANE CORKSCREW ELBOW RIGHT IN THE FACE OF TLA! THE POINT OF HER ELBOW! THAT WAS BONE TO BONE AND I THINK TLA IS ALREADY BLEEDING FROM HIS MOUTH! SHE BUSTED HIS LIPS OPEN AND MAYBE EVEN KNOCKED SOME TEETH OUT! Do you think that his Poons will still find him sexy? I’m asking for a friend….

Deadprez: Kassidy Heart is having fun in there right now! She is slowly picking TLA apart and what we are witnessing right now is the methodical nature of this World Champion and why she has been successful for so long! Kassidy runs against the ropes as TLA is trying to get back up on a seated position, double foot dropkick to his face! She is concentrating all of her efforts on his head and TLA may not be able too take this much more considering this is two out of three falls!

(Kassidy picks him up by the hair, TLA is obviously dazes, she rams him face first into the turnbuckle over and over as the referee tries to break it, but the intelligent Kassidy stops it before the referee can even count, instead she grabs him from behind….)

Eve: RELEASE GERMAN SUPLEX AND THAT POWER BY KASSIDY! SHE FOLDED TLA LIKE AN ACCORDIAN! TLA IS GETTING MANHANDLED BY THE CHAMPION! Kassidy knows that whoever takes the first fall is in control, they can dictate everything, they can control the narrative while the opponent is on their lifeline, the second fall plays into Kassidy’s strength, she wins here, and it might be near impossible for TLA to come back!

Gavin Kirkland: We can’t talk that way! TLA is one of the most resilient wrestlers we have on the roster! He has really gone through so much…. Why did he send his Poons back again?

(Kassidy is stalking TLA who is still fighting to get back up on his feet, he is spaghetti legged, trying to stand upright as Kassidy bounces off the ropes charging in….)

Deadprez: KASSIDY CHARGES IN….TLA JUST CAUGHT HER WITH THE “AR-15” LARIAT! KASSIDY FLIPS IN THE AIR AND LANDS FACE FIRST ON THE MAT! THAT CAME OUT OF NOWHERE AND KASSIDY SEEMS TO BE DOWN BUT LOOK AT HER! SHE IS SLOWLY RISING TO HER FEET! KICK IN THE GUT BY TLA WITH A STALLING SUPLEX! TLA IS TRYING TO SHAKE THINGS OFF, RUNNING AGAINST THE ROPES, SPRINGBOARD MOONSAULT ON TOP OF KASSIDY FOR THE PIN!

ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TWO….

Eve: Kassidy Heart again kicks out with authority and TLA isn’t fazed by this, still early in the match! TLA picks her up by the hair, going for a short arm clothesline, NO! Kassidy ducks, TLA turns…. Right into a kick to the gut…. FLOATING DDT! KASSIDY HEART PLANTED TLA AND HE WENT HEADFIRST INTO THE MATS! SHE IS UP AGAIN, TRYING TO TAKE A SECOND AS THE CROWD BOOS.

(Kassidy leans against the ropes, watching TLA as he rolls around the ring holding his head, she stretches out her neck some, trying to get the blood flowing again before finally walking over to TLA…..)

Gavin Kirkland: LEG DROP! Kassidy rolls back to her feet, ANOTHER LEG DROP! Kassidy rolls back to her feet one more time and a THIRD LEG DROP! She has been working on the head of TLA since this match has started, we are only in the first fall, but she doesn’t care! All she wants to do is make us all suffer! How the hell….. how!?

Deadprez: Because she is precise in what she does! Kassidy Heart has been champion this long because she knows her opponents, right now we have seen that TLA does have a history of head injuries and Kassidy is trying to expose this. The match is more than just one fall, it is three falls and if it even gets to third fall, that is not what Kassidy wants, she wants to finish this and prepare for her next challenger!

Eve: Kassidy solely picks up TLA, whipping him into the turnbuckle, she follows in with a ….. NO! TLA WITH A BOOT! THAT STUNNED HER AND SHE SLOWLY BACKS UP SOME, TLA HOPS ON THE TOP ROPE, CORKSCREW PLANCHA ON KASSIDY TAKING HER DOWN TO THE MAT!

(The crowd erupts in cheers as TLA wastes no time, picking up Kassidy….)

Eve: Forearm! After Forearm! After Forearm! She is backed up and spaghetti legged, TLA whips her into the turnbuckle, Kassidy hits hard chest first and falls back into an Atomic Drop…. He TURNS IT INTO A DESMADRE! THE SITDOWN POWERBOMB AND WE COULD HAVE THE FIRST FALL RIGHT HERE!

ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TWO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Deadprez: A kick out again by Kassidy! The World Champion is NOT going to go down easily right here! TLA is starting to already get a bit concerned, the longer the first fall goes, the more detrimental the rest of the match could be for one if not both of these wrestlers! TLA tries to wrap up Kassidy’s legs, he is going for a figure four leg lock…. NO! KASSIDY KICKS TLA OFF AND HE RUNS INTO THE REFEREE! THEY BUTT HEADS AND FALLS TO THE CORNER CLUCHING THEIR FACE!

(The crowd boos as the referee is on their knees holding the side of their face. TLA is checking on him and doesn’t see Kassidy Heart getting up slowly, TLA turns around and….)

Gavin Kirkland: OH, GAWD NO! SPEAR! THE MR. DEDEDE SPEAR! SHE JUST CUT TLA IN HALF! HE IS GASPING FOR AIR AND IS ROLLING IN THE RING, KASSIDY IS ABOUT TO GO FOR A COVER BUT REALIZES THE REFEREE IS DOWN! KASSIDY STARTS TO KICK THE REFEREEE TO GET BACK UP!

Kassidy Heart: (Off Mic) My Man didn’t hire pussies! Get up!

(She grabs him by the shirt and starts shaking the official, meanwhile TLA rolled out of the ring in pain and fell to the floor on the outside, clutching his midsection, but as Kassidy is trying to get the referee up, TLA grabs a chair and slides it into the ring, he then slowly rolls back in and …..)

STOMP!!!!

(TLA tried to grab the chair and notices Kassidy has planted her boot right on it looking down at TLA who gets to his knees and smiles.)

Eve: WHAT IS TLA DOING!? WHY DID HE INTRODUCE THAT CHAIR INTO THE RING! WHY DID HE THINK IT WAS A GOOD IDEA TO BRING THAT IN! KASSIDY NOW IS PRESSING ON IT AND THE REFEREE IS STILL DOWN, WAIT…. TLA YANKS THE CHAIR! KASSIDY ALMOST TRIPPED AND FELL BACKWARDS BUT KEPT HER FOOTING! TLA IS NOW HOLDING THE CHAIR AS HE GETS UP AND….. PUNCHES IT?

Gavin Kirkland: Why would he punch the chair?

(TLA Throws the chair at Kassidy then falls to the mat holding his face. She catches it and looks confused when realizing that the referee is already up and is glaring at her holding a chair and TLA rolling on the mat clutching his face like she bashed it. Kassidy is quickly shaking her head…..)

Kassidy Heart: (Off Mic) NO! NO! I DIDN’T TOUCH HIM! I DIDN’T TOUCH HIM WITH THE CHAIR! I WOULD NEVER!

(She quickly slams the chair to the mat holding her arms up, there referee though shakes his head…. Calling for the bell…)

Kassidy Heart: (Off Mic) DON’T YOU DO IT! DON’T YOU DO IT!

(DING! DING! DING!)

Gavin Kirkland: The referee is calling over Gina Romano! What are they talking about!? Could it…. Could it…..

(The crowd goes silent….)

Gina Romano: LADIES ANND GENTLEMEN! THE REFEREE HAS DISQUALIFIED KASSIDY HEART AND THEREFOR THE WINNER OF THE FIRST FALL….. TLA!!!!

(The crowd roars in excitement as a livid Kassidy screams at the referee trying to plead her case but they have seen enough! TLA sits up and smiles while Kassidy continues to argue with the referee….)

Deadprez: TLA HAS GONE UP 1-0 IN THE TWO OUT OF THREE FALLS MATCH! HE DID KASSIDY DIRTY! AND NOW SHE IS DOWN 1-0 AND IS IN DANGER OF LOSING HER ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP! TLA IS BACK UP AS THE REFEREE RAISES HIS HAND …. BUT HERE COMES KASSIDY HEART FROM BEHIND AND SHE LAID OUT TLA WITH A NASTY FOREARM! AND ANOTHER, SHE IS GRABBING THE CHAIR AND LOOKS AT THE REFEREE….

Kassidy Heart: (Off Mic) START THE NEXT FALL ASSHOLE!

(The referee nods and calls for the start of the next fall…)

(DING! DING! DING!)

Gina Romano: THE SECOND FALL IS AN “I QUIT” MATCH!

(Gina Romano slides the mic to the referee as Kassidy stands over TLA, she raises the chair….)

Eve: There are no rules in this fall but the only way that you can win is by making your opponent say, “I QUIT!”! Kassidy is livid after what happened on the first fall and she is about to…..

WHACK!!!!!!

Eve: NOW SHE HIT TLA WITH THE CHAIR!

WHACK!!!!!!

Eve: ANOTHER BRUTAL CHAIR SHOT TO THE HEAD OF TLA AND NOW HE IS BUSTED OPEN! KASSIDY HEART RAISES THE CHAIR ONE MORE TIME….

WHACK!!!!!!

Eve: SHE JUST CAVED HIS DAMN SKULL IN AND TLA FALLS TO HIS SIDE! KASSIDSY SLAMS THE CHAIR ON THE MAT, LOOK AT HER! SHE IS BREATHING HEAVILY AND NOW SHE PICKS UP A BLOODY TLA, RUNS AGAINST THE ROPES ANOTHER SPEAR! KASSIDY HEART LETS OUT A SCREAM BEFORE BRUSHING HER HAIR BACK AND SMILING! LOOK AT THOSE EYES!

(Kassidy drags TLA to the middle of the ring and locks in the XOXO Kass Part II)

Deadprez: The inverted figure four leg lock and Kassidy Heart is trying everything within her power to finally get him to say I QUIT! TLA is screaming in pain, but the referee has the mic…..

Referee: WHAT DO YOU SAY TLA!? DO YOU QUIT!?

TLA: Nooooooooooo Cabron!

Deadprez: HE ISN’T QUITTING, TLA IS NOT LOOKING TO GIVE UP ANYTIME SOON! YOU HAVE TO GIVE IT TO THIS MAN! BUT LOOK AT KASSIDY, SHE IS WRENCHING BACK MORE AND MORE! TLA DOESN’T HAVE MUCH CHOICE! WOULD BE SMART TO JUST QUIT NOW AND HAVE A CHANCE IN THE THIRD FALL!

Gavin Kirkland: HE CANNOT QUIT! HE IS FIGHTING FOR ALL OF US IN THIS! Kassidy heart took advantage of the chair…. I mean he did bring it in but fuck Kassidy!

(Kassidy continues to wrench back but TLA is not submitting, he will try his best to stay on, but Kassidy is relentless in her pursuit. She again adds more pressure but surprisingly she lets go as TLA now holds his back and legs, but most of the damage has been his head. He roils in the ring as Kassidy runs against the ropes dropping a knee to his head…..

Eve: Kassidy has taken control and she is picking TLA apart. She picks him up and goes for the DEDEDE DDT….. NO! TLA spins out of it! He turns and Kassidy…. SWAG SHOT! TLA SLAPPED HER SO HARD KASSIDY SPUN AROUND AND TLA HOOKS HER INTO A PACKAGE STUNNER! KASSIDY FALLS AND TLA JUMPS ON HER FOR THE COVER!

(The referee taps TLA on the shoulder and shows the mic….)

TLA: (Off Mic) Puta madre….

Deadprez: He was so focused on winning the match that TLA forgot that this is an I QUIT match! TLA grabs Kassidy’s arms…. Hye is going for that cross-arm breaker he has used so many times in successful defenses! The Crossed Paths! He is trying so hard to wrench it back but look at Kassidy! She has locked her hands, preventing from him to make the full extension! Kassidy Heart this entire match has wrestled smart, she has been dominant at times and has answer to everything! A real testament to what this woman is as a Champion!

(She keeps her hands locked but TLA starts to kick Kassidy in the head….)

Gavin Kirkland: KICK THAT BITCH! KICK HER! KICK HER!  TLA is kicking Kass in the face and she is starting to let go of the grip! If TLA is able to stretch out the arms we could have ourselves a submission here! He Kassidy is fighting but TLA keeps kicking her and YES! TLA EXTENDS THE ARM! HE HAS CROSSED PATHS LOCKED IN AND KASSIDY IS SCREAMING IN PAIN!

Referee: DO YOU QUIT KASSIDY!

Kassidy Heart: FUCK YOU!

Referee: I’m going to take that as a NO.

Eve: Kassidy Heart cannot take much more of this and she turns, OH LOOK! SHE TURNS TOWARD TLA AND IS ON HER FEET…..MY LORD THE POWER OF THIS WOMAN LIFTING TLA OFF THE GROUND WHILE HE HAS THE CROSSED PATHS LOCKED IN AND SLAMMONG HIM BACK FIRST! TLA RELEASES THE HOLD AND KASSIDY FALLS BACK HOLDING HER ARM IN PAIN.

Crowd: THIS IS WRESTLING!!!!!! THIS IS WRESTLING!!!!! THIS IS WRESTLING!!!!!!

(TLA slowly gets up, Kassidy is slapping her arm trying to get the blood flow going, she is back up and grabs Kassidy, forearm after forearm, stunning Kassidy, grabbing her arm, and pulling it violently a few times. )

Deadprez: Kassidy Heart is in obvious pain and TLA has found a spot to work on, he has her arm and a dragon screw! Flipping Kassidy over and she falls flat on her back, he is going for it again… the Crossed Paths, not Kassidy rolls over, TLA with blood in his eyes is starting to have his vision affected, moving a lot slower, she he grabs her, but Kassidy kicks him in the gut… DEDEDE DDT! SHE PLANTED TLA WITH HER GOOD ARM AND HE IS DOWN! This is Kassidy’s chance to take control again and what is she doing!? Kassidy is grabbing that chair once again; she slams it into the mat and lifts it up……

CRACK!!!!

CRACK!!!!

CRACK!!!!

Deadprez: KASSIDY HEART IS TRYING TO KILL TLA! SHE HAS SLAMMED THAT CHAIR ON HIS HEAD AND BACK THREE MORE TIMES AND TLA IS BARELY MOVING! KASSIDY HEART KNOWS WHAT IS ON THE LINE! SHE UNDERSTANDS THAT THIS IS IT! IF SHE DOESN’T WIN THIS FALL HER HISTORIC TITLE REIGN IS COMPLETELY OVER! SHE IS PUTTING THE CHAIR UNDER TLA’S HEAD AND SHE WAITS AS TLA IS ACTUALLY MOVING! HE IS ACTUALLY SLOWLY GETTING UP AND SHE RUNS AGAINST THE ROPES…..

Eve: PAINFULLY NEVER AFTER! THE CURBSTOMP AND TLA CANNOT TAKE MUCH MORE OF THIS! SHE STARTED THIS FALL QUICKLY HITTING HIM WITH THAT CHAIR AND TLA WAS NEVER REALLY ABLE TO RECOVER AFTER THAT! TLA IS IN A LOT OF TROUBLE! HE IS HURT AND KASSIDY LOOKS AT THE REFEREE AND POINTS…..

Kassidy Heart: (Off Mic) ASK HIM!

Referee: I……

(A frustrated Kassidy Heart suddenly locks in Thank U, Next!…)

Gavin Kirkland: THE KIMURA LOCK IS IN AND TLA CAN’T GO ANYWHERE! COME ON PLEASE DON’T GIVE UP! DON’T QUIT ON ME! DON’T QUIT ME ON TLA!

Eve: TLA IS BARELY CONSCIENCE AND LOOK AT KASSIDY HEART! THE SCOWL ON HER FACE SAYS IT ALL!

Kassidy Heart: (Off Mic) ASK HIM AGAIN! ASK HIM!

Referee: TLA….. do you QUIT!?

(TLA growls…..)

TLA: Pinche tu madre buey!

Referee: I don’t think that was a yes.

(Kassidy Screams and suddenly starts laying the boots to TLA harder and harder as TLA can’t hold on much longer…..)

Kassidy Heart: (Off Mic) ASK HIM! ASK HIM!

Referee: TLA ….. do you quit!?

(TLA can barely muster man words…. As Kassidy continues to kick his head….)

Deadprez: STOP THIS REFEREE SHE IS GOING TO SERIOUSLY INJURE HIM!

Eve: THE REFEREE NEEDS TO MAKE THE RIGHT CALL HERE!

(The referee hold the mic to TLA….. who mutters…..)

TLA: ……. Si……. Lo dejo…….

(The referee signals for the bell….)

(DING! DING! DING!)

Deadprez: MERCIFULLY IT IS OVER! THE SECOND FALL IS DONE AND TLA HAS NO CHOICE BUT TO QUIT! COME ON KASSIDY! LET THE HOLD GO! THE LAST FALL WAS DONE! WE ARE ABOUT TO ENTER THE THIRD FALL NOW!

(Kassidy continues to keep the hold on and kick TLA a few more times before letting go. She brushes her hair back and has some blood streaked on it not from her own but TLA’s. brandishing a wicked and sadistic smile.)

Gina Romano: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN! THE WINNER OF THE SECOND FALL BY SUBMIISSION….. KASSIDY HEART!!!!!!!!!!!

(The boos rain down on the World Champion who looks up at the referee with a smirk and slowly gets up, she then rolls out of the ring and looks under to grab…… a CLAW HAMMER! She rolls back into the ring and looks at the referee who looks back wide-eyed…..)

Kassidy Heart: (Off Mic) START THE THIRD FALL NOW!

(The referee is checking on the downed TLA who is slowly stirring, he then nods and calls for the start of the match….)

Gina Romano: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN THIS IS THE FINAL FALL OF THE MATCH AND IT WILL BE COMPETED AS A TEXAS DEATH MATCH … ANYTHING GOES! PINFALLS COUNT ANYWHERE!

(The referee calls for the bell….)

(DING! DING DING!)

Eve: TLA isn’t even up yet! He isn’t even up to wrestle in the match and Kassidy is ready to do whatever it takes to pout this away quickly! She grabs him by the bloody hair and lifts up TLA, she holds the hammer up and is about to crush him in the skull……

Deadprez: WHAT WAS THAT! TLA JUST THREW SALT IN KASSIDY’S FACE! HE REACHED DOWN IN HIS TIGHTS AND THREW IT RIGHT IN HER FACE! KASSIDY IS BLINDED AND TLA CAN BARELY STAND, THE BLOOD POURING DOWN HIS FACE, HE DOESN’T KNOW ANYTHING ELSE BUT TO SURVIVE AGAINST ONE OF THE MOST RUTHLESS WOMEN IN THIS ENTIRE SPORT!  KASSIDY HEART IS TRYING TO FEEL AROUND AND TLA GRABS THE HAMMER…..

WHACK!

Eve: HE JUST SWUNG THE HAMMER AND IT CRACKS THE SIDE OF THE FACE TO KASSIDY! TLA FLIPS IT OVER AND COMES UP HARD ON THE BOTTOM OF HER CHIN WITH THE CLAW AND IT CUTS KASSIDY OPEN! SHE IS BLEEDING FROM HER JAW AND CHIN! IT COULD BE BROKEN AND TLA RUNS AGAINST THE ROPES, HE SWINGS ONE MORE TIME……

CRACK!!!!

Eve: THE HAMMER CRACKS THE SIDE OF KASSIDY’S HEAD INSTANTLY SPLITTING HER WIDE OPEN AND SHE FALLS OFF OVER THE TOP ROPE AND HITTING THE FLOOR!

Crowd: HOLY SHIT!!!!! HOLY SHIT!!!!! HOLY SHIT!!!!!!

(TLA collapses in the ring on his knees for a moment but screams and slams the mats before standing up to his feet, he runs against the ropes….)

Gavin Kirkland: CORKSCREW SENTON ON KASSIDY HEART ON THE OUTSIDE AND HE LANDS HARD ON HER! GOING FOR THE COVER!

ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TWO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

THREE……

Gavin Kirkland: WHY!? WHY!? WHY!?

Deadprez: KASSIDY KICKS OUT AND REMEMBER IT IS FALLS COUNT ANYWHERE AND LOOK AT TLA! HE IS LOOKING FOR ANYTHING IN THE RING….. WAIT A FAN JUST HANDED HIM A TALL CORONA! TLA TAKES A SIP OF IT AND AS KASSIDY GETS UP…. HE THROWS THE REST OF THE BEER IN HER FACE! FIRST SALT IN HER EYES AND NOW BEER! THAT MUST REALLY STING! KASSIDY IS BLINDED AND BLEEDING, SHE IS A CRIMSON MASK NOW! TLA HAS HER NOW AND HE LEADS HER UP THE RAMP WAY, WHAT THE HELL ARE THEY DOING, NO! KASSIDY WITH A TIFF RIGHT ARM AND ANOTHER! TLA FIGHTS BACK!

Crowd: LET’S GO KASS! TLA! LET’S GO KASS! TLA! LET’S GO KASS! TLA!

(Both wrestlers are fighting each other tooth and nail, so resilient and never backing down but Kassidy grabs TLA…..)

Eve: TLA JUST SPEARED KASSIDY THROUGH THE CURTAINS! THEY FELL DOWN THE STAIRS AND OVER THE RAILING IN GORILLA POSITION! THERE ARE SOME OF THE EAW OFFICIALS AND STAFF! HURRICANE HAWK, STARRSTAN AND CAPTAIN CHARISMA LOOK ON AT THE FALLEN WARRIORS ARE AT THE END OF THE STEPS ON THE FLOOR. KASSIDY IS UP AS IS TLA, SHE GRABS TLA…. AND THROWS HIM OVER THE TABLE AND PRODUCTION EQUIPMENT! SHE GRABS THE MONITOR AND SWINGS….. NO TLA SNATCHES HER ARM! HE GRABS HER AND SLAMS THE MONITOR INTO HER FACE!

SMASH!!!!

Gavin Kirkland: KASSIDY HEART TAKES A FACE FULL OF MONITOR! THERE IS A FEW GLASS PIECES EMBEDDED IN HER FACE AND SHE NEVER LOOKED BETTER! TLA PUSHES HER INTO THE HALLWAY THERE ARE OTHER ELITISTS THERE! TLA GRABS KASSIDY, SLAMMING HER FACE INTO THE WALL! THEY FALL INTO ONE OF THE ROOMS THAT SEES CHRIS ELITE GETTING OILED DOWN BY BIG MIKE BEFORE HIS HUGE MAIN EVENT MATCH TONIGHT! HE’S SO LUCKY!

(Chris Elite is more shocked that he was caught on camera getting oiled down by Big Beefy Mike than Kassidy and TLA fighting in his private dressing room….)

Chris Elite: (Off Mic) WHAT!? CUT THE CAMERA GET OUTTA HERE BOZOS!

(He tries to push them out but not to risk injury Big Mike tries but Kassidy is already trying to escape the room, too much oil going on there as TLA grabs her, but she turns it around in the hallway whipping him into the locker room! She looks around and smiles, finding a janitor down the hallway and she pushes him off….)

Kassidy Heart: (Off Mic) I NEED THIS!

Janitor: Pinch pendeja….

Eve: KASSIDY JUST STOLE THE ROTARY FLOOR SHINER FROM THE JANITOR AND SHE HAS IT CRANKED UP TO THE HIGHEST SPEED, TLA IS GETTING BACK AND UP KASSIDY HEART JUST SHOVED IT IN HIS FACE AND TURNED IT ON TO FULL SPEED! SHE IS GRINDING THE SHINER ON HIS FACE! ALL THOSE CUTS! ALL THOSE BRUISES! TLA IS SQUIRMING WHILE SHE HAS THAT PACED RIGHT INTO HIS FACE AND NOW STOMPING ON IT FOR GOOD MEASURE! WE ARE GOING TO SEE HER RETAIN RIGHT HERE AS SHE JUST POLISHED THE HELL OUTTA OF HIS FACE!

Deadprez: She finally stops it and drop the machine to the floor, dropping down she screams at the referee to make the count! This is it!

ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TWO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

THREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Deadprez: TLA KICKS OUT! TLA KICKS OUT AND KASSIDY HEART CANNOT BELIEVE IT! SHE SLAMS THE FLOOR OVER AND OVER AND THEN STOPS, TURNING TO SEE AN AMOUNT OF ELITISTS STANDING THERE WATCHING!? SHE ROLLS HER EYES AND SHRUGS HER SHOUDLERS PICKING UP TLA AGAIN, THROWING HIM INTO THE WALL AND RUNNING WITH A BOOT CRUSHING HIS HEAD INTO IT.

Gavin Kirkland: What is she doing now!? She is grabbing TLA and dragging him to catering!? I heard we had a good mix of Texas BBQ tonight and looks at all the wrestlers that are in catering!

(The camera picks up a conversation between Ronan Malosi and Abel Atami.)

Ronan Malosi: Catering isn’t so bad; I don’t get hurt.

Abel Atami: Yeah, well at least you weren’t banned from discord! It’s like nobody likes me and I am trying to figure out why, I’m a very likeable dude!

Ronan Malosi: Everyone likes me…. Hey I have a bunch of t-shirts that are selling fast, I’ll give you one for free.

Abel Atami: No offense, US… but your tees are BOGO right now in the concession stands bruh…

(Just then TLA flies across the table and baked beans are spilled all over Ronan’s yellow Hawaiian shirt.)

Ronan Malosi: He….

(Before he could react Kassidy pushes him off the chair as he lands on the floor. The rest of Elitists in the catering area clear out as Kassidy grabs a rib and tries to shove it in his mouth but TLA fights it off and pushes her off, he grabs that same rib and drives it into her ear….)

Eve: TLA JUST STUCK A BBQ RIB INTO THE EAR OF KASSIDY HEART AND SHE IS SCREAMING IN PAIN, TLA BACKS UP AND ENZIGURI INTO THE RIB DRIVING IT FURTHER INTO KASSIDY’S EAR AS SHE FALLS TO HER KNEES, TLA GRABS THE MACARONI AND CHEESE CASSEROLE OFF THE HOT CATERING CHAFER AND DUMPS IT ON KASSIDY’S BACK AS SHE SCREAMS IN PAIN! THAT STUFF STICKS AND THAT WOMAN IS GOING TO HAVE SOME HELLACIOUS BURNS ON HER MY GOD!

Deadprez: TLA PICKS HER UP BY THE HAIR, HIS FACE IS A BLOODY MESS! HE IS MISSING SOME SKIN WITH SCRAPES AND SUCH! HE DRAGS KASSIDY BACK UP TO HER FEET AND THEY LEAVE CATERING, TLA CONTINUES TO SMASH HER IN THE BACK AS THEY COME TO THE SIDE OF THE STAGE AND HE THROWS HER OUT TO THE CROWD’S DELIGHT! THEY ARE BACK OUT HERE NOW IN THE ARENA! KASSIDY IS TRYING TO GET BACK TO HER FEET AND SHE KICKS TLA IN THE GUT! ANOTHER KICK BEFORE TAKING THAT RIB OUT OF HER EAR AND THROWING IT AT HIM, SHE RUNS TOWARD TLA ON THE FLOOR…NORVINA LIGHTS! SHE JUST SPIKED HURRICARANA TLA INTO THE CEMENT FLOOR!

Gavin Kirkland: THIS WOMAN WILL NEVER DIE! SHE WILL NEVER STOP! SHE IS INHUMAN AND I DON’T KNOW HOW MUCH MORE I CAN TAKE OF THIS! KASSIDY ROLLS HIM OVER AND NOW SHE IS CLIMBING THE ELEVATED BARRICADE! SHE IS UP TO THE VERY TOP…..  I CAN’T BELIEVE IT, WHAT IS KASSIDY GOING TO DO!?

Eve: MOONSAULT OFF THE ELEVATED BARRICADE FROM THE SECOND FLOOR ON TLA AND THAT HAS GOT TO BE IT!

Crowd: HOLY SHIT!!!!! HOLY SHIT!!!!!! HOLY SHIT!!!!!!

Eve: Kassidy hooks the leg for the cover!

ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TWO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

THREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Gavin Kirkland: YES! YES! TLA KICKS OUT AND LOOK AT KASSIDY HEART! THE SCOWL ON HER FACE, THE UTTER HATRED SHE HAS FOR TLA. SLOWLY PICKING HIM UP, SHE THROWS HIM INTO THE RAMPWAY AND THEN DRAGGING HIM TO THE RING, SHE PUSHES HIM IN AND KASSIDY IS GOING UNDER THE RING AND SHE HAS A BAG! SHE HAS A BAG….. NO NO NO…. WHAT NOW!

(Kassidy places her index finger on her lips and slowly opens the bag, she has a roll of barbed wire and then reaches in…. pulling out…. )

Gavin Kirkland: OH NO! NO! NO! NO! PLEASE NO!

Deadprez: :damn:

Eve: :damn:

Deadprez: IT CAN’T BE! IT CAN’T BE! THE BLOODY MESS THAT KASSIDY HEART IS RIGHT NOW AND SHE HAS PULLED OUT….. THE EXPLODING CHANCLA THAT HAS BEEN FAMOUS BY TLA!!!!!

Gavin Kirkland: SHE IS GOING TO BLOW UP TLA WITH HIS OWN CHANCLA!!!

(The crowd blankets the arena in thunderous boos as Kassidy wraps the barbed wire around the soul of her boot, she then grabs the chancla and walks over to TLA who is on his knees, he sees what is in her hands and he just laughs, knowing that this could be the end….)

Gavin Kirkland: :mjcry:

Deadprez: This is it… Kassidy Heart is going to quell the challenge of TLA and it is absolutely over! Kassidy will end TLA once and for all! She….. A VERSION OF THE RAPTURE BY KASSIDY HEART ON THE SMOTHERED AND  BLOODY FACE OF TLA!!!!! THE BARBED WIRE RIPS HIS FACE AND HE FALLS TO THE GROUND, BUT TLA IS GETTING BACK UP, KASSIDY’S EYES ARE WIDEN AND SHE RUNS AGAINST THE ROPES AGAIN AND THIS TIME WITH HER BARBED WIRED BOOT…. PAINFULLY EVER AFTER!!!! THE BARBED WIRED CURB STOMP ON TLA AND HIS BRAINS MUST BE TAPIOCA PUDDING BY NOW DAMN IT! TLA IS MOTIONLESS!

Eve: He can’t take anymore guys. No man can take this much and look at Kassidy Heart, burnt, cut, bruised, her face is half swollen thanks to those hammer shots and now what is she doing? What is she doing!?

(Kassidy places the exploding chancla under the face of TLA, she backs up again with her barbed wired foot….)

Eve: I can’t watch anymore! I can’t!

Deadprez: KASSIDY HEART RUNS AT TLA FOR ONE MORE CURB STOMP…..

BOOOOOOOOOOM!!!!!!1

Crowd: HOLY SHIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HOLY SHIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HOLY SHIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Deadprez: TLA MOVED AT THE LAST MINUTE AND KASSIDY BLEW UP THE CHANCLA ON HER FOOT! SHE FLIPPED IN THE AIR AND LANDED AWKWARDLY AND HERE COMES TLA! HE PICKS HER UP…. MEXICAN DESTROYER!!!!!

Gavin Kirkland: PIN HER TLA!!!!!!

(TLA has a last gasp of breath and drops on Kassidy Heart, hooking the leg for the cover as the crowd erupts and counts with him….)

ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TWO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

THREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Gavin Kirkland: HOW!? HOW IN THE FUCK DID SHE KICK OUT!? HOOOOOOWWWWWW!??!?!??!?!??!

(The crowd is shocked and in silence as TLA can’t even believe that Kassidy who’s boot was on fire kicked out of that pin attempt. TLA looks up at the sky, he is looking for answers, how can anyone defeat this woman who has been the world champion for the longest in the titles history. Who has had not only a career year but one that will probably never be matched.)

Deadprez: He slowly gets up, bleeding all over and picks Kassidy up by the hair, setting her up for another Mexican Destroyer but Kassidy rams him as they both fall over and spill outside the ropes to the floor. She slowly crawls to the barricade and tries to get up on her feet, TLA though is back up to his feet, he reaches over and grabs the wrench that is used to take down the turnbuckles, he charges in but Kassidy kicks him in the gut! TLA hangs on to they ARE FIGHTING FOR THE WRENCH, BUT KASSIDY PUSHES IT RIGHT INTO THE FACE OF TLA! IT STUNS HIM AND SHE GRABS IT…. A CLEAN CLOCK ON THE JAW AND ANOTHER! TLA LOST SOME TEETH THERE AND KASSIDY GRABS HIM AND TROWS TLA UP THE RAMP!

Eve: They are headed up the stage again to the entranceway…. She continues to drive that wrench into his neck! She continues over and over and over until they reach the top. Kassidy up at the Tron….WHAT THE HELL IS SHE THINKING!? THE WICKED AND SINISTER SMILE ON HER FACE AND KASSIDY IS NOW DRAGGING TLA OVER… NO! TLA IS FIGHTING BACK! HE ELBOWS KASSIDY AND SHE SWINGS THE WRENCH…. NOOOOOO! SHE MISSES AND HE CATCHES IT, RIPPING IT FROM HER HANDS AND KASSIDY NOW KICKS TLA…. THE WRENCH FALLS, SHE GRABS…. NO!

Gavin Kirkland: TLA JUST DDT’D KASSIDY INTO THE WRENCH! SHE WAS JUST DRIVEN INTO THE WRENCH AND HE ISN’T GOING FORE THE PIN. HE TURNS AND LOOKS AT THE CROWD, POINTING TO THE SCAFFOLD AT THE BASE OF THE TRON! YES! TLA IS FIREMAN CARRYING HER UP THE SIDE SLOWLY….

Crowd: THIS IS AWESOME!!!!! THIS IS AWESOME!!!!! THIS IS AWESOME!!!!!!

(TLA makes it to the top of the scaffold and drops Kassidy, he looks back up and everyone as they cheer him on. He lifts Kassidy up, looking right into her eyes, both of them a bloody mess, both have given everything to this match.)

TLA: (Off Mic) Respeto.

Deadprez: Did he just say that he respects Kassidy!?

Eve: He did and…. HEADBUTT BY KASSIDY HEART! SHE JUST SHATTERED THE NOSE OF TLA’S ALREADY MAULED FACE AND SHE PICKS UP TLA AS THEY STAND IN THE CORNER…. NOT LIKE THIS! NOT LIKE THIS, SHE HAS HIM UP FOR THE CHANEL No5! SHE HAS HIM UP AND TLA…..

Gavin Kirkland: TLA SLAMMED HIS BOOT ON THE INJURED FOOT OF KASSIDY HEART! SHE LETS GO AND SCREAMS IN PAIN AS SHE LOOKS UP AT TLA GRITTING HER TEETH…..

Kassidy Heart: (Off Mic) I am…… inevitable……

TLA: (Off Mic) Si mon….

Deadprez: TLA HOPS OVER KASSIDY HEART AND THE VERY VERY MEXICAN DESTROYER OFF THE TRON AND THEY GO FLYING!

CRASH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Crowd: HOLY SHIT!!!!!! HOLY SHIT!!!!!!! HOLY SHIT!!!!!!!

Gavin Kirkland: THEY BOTH CRASHED THROUGH THE STAGE FLOOR! THEY BOTH WENT CRASHING DOWN AND THEY ARE DEAD! THEY ARE DEAD! THE REFEREE IS TRYING TO LOOK THROUGH THE CARNAGE! HE CANT SEE ANYTHING…..

Eve: IS THIS MATCH OVER…. IT IS…. OVE………TLA IS ON KASSIDY! TLA IS ON KASSIDY AND THE REFEREE MAKES THE COUNT!!!!

ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TWO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

THREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(DING! DING! DING!)

Gavin Kirkland: HE DID IT HE DID IT! OH MY GOODNESS TLA DID IT!!!!!

(The carnage is everywhere, officials and medical staff quickly rush to the scene as they all looked concern, the crowd is screaming after the referee made the count. He drops into the hole they left on the stage raising the arm of TLA who still lies on Kassidy Heart, neither one of them are moving.)

Gina Romano: THE WINNER OF THE MATCH AND THE NEEEEEEWWWWWWWWWW EAW ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPION…… TTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!

(After hearing the announcement, ‘Ambitionz az a Ridah’ by Tupac starts to play  as the crowd once again explodes in cheers. The building is erupting, the flags are waving, the noise is deafening.)

Deadprez: WE HAVE A NEW ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPION AND THE HISTORIC REIGN OF KASSIDY HEART IS OVER! ONE OF THE MOST PROLIFIC FIGURES IN THE EAW, SHE DEFEATED THE ABSOLUTE BEST INCLUDING TLA BUT TONIGHT WAS HIS TURN, TONIGHT HE REACHED INTO THE CLOUDS AND SEPARATED THEM FOR ONE MORE DAY OF SUNSHINE! TLA AND KASSIDY HEART SACRIFICED THEMSELVES FOR THAT CHAMPIONSHIP AND FRO THE EAW! I CAN BARELY HEAR MYSELF TALK RIGHT NOW AS THIS PLACE IS OFF THE CHARTS!

Eve: WE ARE ALL CONCERNED RIGHT NOW WITH THE WELL-BEING OF TLA AND KASSIDY HEART BUT THIS MATCH, THE HELL THEY PUT THEMSELVES THROUGH, THEY LEFT IT ALL HERE AND THAT IS WHAT THE EAW IS ALL ABOUT! WE ALREADY HAD SOME TITLE CHANGES ON THIS BROADCAST, NONE BIGGER THAN THIS ONE BECAUSE OF WHAT KASSIDY DID WITH THE CHAMPIONSHIP!

(Gavin is seen crying, he is so emotionally spent…)

Gavin Kirkland: I….. I….. I’M SO HAPPY RIGHT NOW…… TLA IS THE NEW ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPION!

(The officials continue to work on Kassidy and TLA, as they are able to pull him out first, the stretchers are there, but a bloody and beaten TLA pushes them all away as the referee hands him the Answers World Championship, he holds it up in the air to another deafening chant….)

Crowd: TLA!!!! TLA!!!! TLA!!!! TLA!!!!

(But just then collapses to one knee and then falls back as the medical officials are trying to help him on the gurney. Kassidy still in the rubble is covered in blood and debris, the paramedics are now checking on her as she is not moving, they start to stabilize her neck and bring the gurney down to strap her in and taking her out. There is a lot of concern here by the medical staff. Hurricane Hawk now walks out, he also looks extremely concerned checking on two of his biggest stars on Showdown.)

Deadprez: Nothing is going to take the win from TLA here tonight but that Very Mexican Destroyer off the Tron on to the stage could have killed them both and that is the concern right now. TLA is our new Answers World Champion, but we have a mess here.

Gavin Kirkland: I despise Kassidy Heart, but no one wants to see this, well….

Eve: Gavin stop!

Gavin Kirkland: … I was just saying that I hope she is okay, happy?

Eve: These two went to hell and back and hell again, they deserve the recognition for putting on one hell of a match here tonight, I am sorry but win, lose, or draw the concern is on out talent! What carnage!

(As the paramedics strap Kassidy on to the gurney and pull her out to place on the stretcher, TLA is already on his and they roll him out, but he raises his hand with a thumbs up and clutching the Answers World Championship as the crowd continues to cheer loudly….)

Crowd: TLA!!!! TLA!!!!! TLA!!!!!

(The paramedics were able to get Kassidy on a stretcher as the crowd starts to clap the former World Champion whether they love or hate her, they respect everything that she has done in the last year especially since the last King of Elite. Deadprez, Eve and Gavin Kirkland even stand up and clap as they roll her out to the back.)

Deadprez: Incredible match, incredible Elitists. We’ll be right back.

(The last shots is of the paramedics rolling the stretchers toward the backstage area as the camera fades elsewhere.)

(The final commercial break before closing out the show.)

(As the camera pans to the final segment of the night, Hurricane Hawk stands in the middle of the ring with the fans chanting “WE WRESTLE!”, Hurricane Hawk though nods, as he holds the mic in his hand.)

Hurricane Hawk: In six days, we will be in Las Vegas at PAIN FOR PRIDE!

(The crowd erupts in cheers as Hurricane Hawk paces the ring some before turning back to the camera….)

Hurricane Hawk: And with it, some extremely exciting matches, this is going to be one of the greatest Pain for Pride’s of all time on the Season 15 calendar! With that said though, this is the last Showdown of the season and I feel the need to come out and speak from the heart. I know that I have asked all of the roster in the Blue Brand to come out here so I can address you all, so please.

(Suddenly the entire roster of Showdown come walking out, from TLA, Impact, Kassidy Heart, Cameron Ella Ava, Charlie Marr, Theron Nikolas, Adam Lucas, Ronan Malosi, Limmy Monaghan, Jack Ripley, Amir Yusuf, Daryl Kinkade, Harper Lee, Veena Adams, all three of the Ice Aces, The Rogues Gallery, Abel Atami, Roberto De La Rosa, Aurora Monroe, Lexi, and the rest as they all stand in the entrance way.)

Deadprez: Looks like everyone is here!

Eve: Hurricane Hawk wanted to come out here and address us all, I wonder what he has to say?

Gavin Kirkland: He is going to give me a raise!

(Hurricane Hawk looks right at his staff….)

Hurricane Hawk: I know that we have had our ups and our downs, but this season has been special and the first time I have been in charge for the entire run since taking over for Ryan Wilson. I have always wanted to do one thing and that was to elevate the Blue Brand. Dynasty and Voltage brands have really upped their games in recent years and Showdown, I am going to be honest, I see as the flagship and that is why we have stood out for one reason…. WE WRESTLE!

 Crowd: WE WRESTLE!

Hurricane Hawk: And even though for some of us, we have been at each other’s throats, that is all part of the game, and many are a pain in the ass to handle always barging into my office and demanding things, I can say that while I would be lying that I enjoyed every minute of it? I did in turn love to come to work everyday and work with some of the greatest talent the world has ever seen. With that said, Pain For Pride is here and all of you are involved somehow or someway and I want to wish you all the best of luck. But here is where the caveat is in all of this, we are about to have a draft the week after and for some of you, this is the end of your stay on the Blue Brand and I am confident that when you get to the Red or Yellow Brand, you will continue that success that made you a household name. Elitists, fans, those watching at home…. And the broadcast and announce team that calls all the action and makes the introductions… this is a huge thank you from me. I know that for some this maybe a goodbye as you venture and succeed in one of the other two brands and there will be stars that will come here from there and try to establish themselves as the very best and try to fill your spots both taken and vacated. From the bottom of my heart….. THANK YOU SHOWDOWN IN SEASON 15 for allowing me to run the best Brand in ALL of the EAW!

(The crowd erupts in cheers as the Elitists stand there before some start to clap. The chants start once again….)

Crowd: WE LOVE WRESTLING!!!! WE LOVE WRESTLING!!!!! WE LOVE WRESTLING!!!!!

(Hurricane Hawk claps, pointing at the fans to cheer louder as the theme for Showdown kicks on.)

 Eve: A very heartfelt message from Hurricane Hawk and one that has been heard all over the brand and we want to thank you for an incredible Season 15! We will bring you Pain for Pride next week and then right on to Season 16 and what will it bring! We will see!

Gavin Kirkland: More hot women! I mean….. great Elitists!

Deadprez: Well, with that said, I want to say it has been a pleasure bringing you all of the action here for the entire season and remember WE WRESTLE! Foe Eve and Gavin Kirkland! I am Deadprez and once again EAW Universe, the fans in attendance, the Elitists in the Blue Brand who, some we will indeed see go on to other ventures on Dynasty or Voltage, we will see you at Pain for Pride and Goodnight from Phoenix!

(The crowd continues to chant “We Love Wrestling” as it starts to fade.)

(EAW Logo Buzzes)