(EAW intro plays.)
(SCREEN BAR – EARLIER THIS WEEK.)
(The scene pans outside the Performance Center. It’s around six in the morning as James Ranger, Jon Kelton and Maxwell are all waiting outside the center. Ronan Malosi is nowhere in sight, but he had sent a group text to his team to meet him outside the Performance Center the night before. All week, Ronan had hyped up a mystery trip that they were going to take to bond as a team. The rest of Team Malosi is tired, not huge fans of getting up in the morning. For some strange reason, James has a huge bag of Skittles with him. Maybe, he just wants some sugar to keep him up, but Jon and Maxwell don’t really question him about it.)
Jon Kelton: Okay, this better be worth it for waking up this early!
James Ranger: I don’t know. I feel like this could be a decent trip. Ronan seemed very excited about it. He wouldn’t disappoint us…right? :lupe:
Maxwell: Where is that guy anyway?!
(SUDDENLY: the horns of “La Cucaracha” is heard loudly coming their way. This captures the attention of James Ranger, Jon Kelton and Maxwell as they turn their heads to a beat up white van driving up towards them. The driving isn’t the best, but the driving skills could be from no other than Ronan Malosi, who skids as he parks right in front of his team. The smoke fills the area as the three men are coughing up a storm before it clears. You hear a loud thud underneath the hood as Ronan steps out, wearing a cheap suit and wearing a huge smile on his face.)
Ronan Malosi: I know, I know. It’s not glamorous, but this is the kind of thing that will test us getting to know each other better, driving in something that makes us all miserable….Plus it was the only thing I could afford, so you gotta work with me here!: lupe:
Maxwell: You really think that I’m going to get inside that thing?
Ronan Malosi: IT’LL BE FUN I PROMISE! Wait til you see where we’re going! Ryan invaded my home turf last week and he destroyed my….MY PLAQUES!!! Lucas Johnson of all people stole my girl. :mjcry:
(James Ranger places his hand on top of Ronan Malosi’s shoulder as a sign of comfort.)
James Ranger: Look, you’ll get over it. She doesn’t know what she’s missing.
Jon Kelton: Hold up…you let Lucas Johnson take a woman from you?! :mjlol:!!!!
Maxwell: That girl has no taste… at all.
James Ranger: ENOUGH! I’m sure Ronan was trying to tell us something. Want some Skittles to cheer you up a bit boss?
Ronan Malosi: Yeah, just don’t give me the yellow ones. They remind me of when that mutt pissed on me at Pain for Pride. :mjcry:
(Jon Kelton snickers then puts his hand over his mouth trying to hold in the laughter.)
Ronan Malosi: ANYWAYS! We’re all going to Ryan’s territory. We’re all gonna bond….in Canada!
Maxwell: Canada? :skip:
Jon Kelton: I’m going back to bed.
Ronan Malosi: If you want that Hardcore Match with me, it’s best that you get in that white van.
Jon Kelton: Who else you gon get to team with you? You gon recruit TNT? :mjpls:
Ronan Malosi: I got people who are BEGGING to be part of Team Malosi. Hell, I just recently got a call from RONN BANKS about wanting to be part of Team Malosi, but I turned him down. He may have had his career ended a few years ago, but I’m not gonna risk putting him in worse health. I said that I need to focus on the future and Jon, you are part of that future. Yeah, I get that you’re considered old, but you’re still young. You got years left in you. Hell even JAMIE O’HARA was willing to pull double duty and help me out, but I told him that he needs to focus on his title defense. He is a part of my vision for Showdown after all. I need to make sure that my champion is well-rested.
James Ranger: Let’s go! In the van! We’re burning daylight!
Jon Kelton: The sun ain’t even up yet. :skip:
Maxwell: Can we go to IHOP for breakfast?
Ronan Malosi: Not in the budget, maybe we’ll stop and get everyone a hashbrown from McDonalds or something.
James Ranger: I’m really craving that new Wendy’s Breakfast Baconator tho…have you guys tried it? :noah:
Ronan Malosi: If it’s on the way to our destination, we’ll go there. Now, get in the van, everyone. Time is ticking.
(They hop inside. Ronan gets in the driver’s seat with James in the front seat. Ronan has some serious trouble even getting the van to start. After several minutes, it finally starts.)
Ronan Malosi: (as he pats the steering wheel) I’m proud of you big boy!
Jon Kelton: :wtf:
(The scene ends with the van bobbling as Ronan drives it out of the parking lot. You can hear popping noises coming from under the hood.)
(‘Uncontainable’ by Set It Off plays, cueing the music for Saturday Night Showdown. It fades to the socially distanced EAW Performance Center in Newark, New Jersey.)
Gavin Kirkland: WE ARE TWO WEEKS FROM TERRITORIAL INVASION!
Eve: Welcome to Saturday Night Showdown! I am Eve; my loud partner is Gavin Kirkland and I’m joined by the legendary Deadprez!
Deadprez: We got an excellent show ahead of us. In our main event, we’ll have 2/3s of War Games’ Team Showdown, Jack Ripley, and Justin Windgate taking on each other.
Gavin Kirkland: We’re also going to find out the stipulation that Lethal Consequences has decided for his Answers World Championship match at Territorial Invasion!
Eve: As for right now, we are going to begin things in a BIG way with the Big Boogie Bhampionship on the line! Take it away, Gina!
(The camera pans to Gina Romano in the middle of the ring.)
Gina Romano: THE FOLLOWING CONTEST IS SCHEDULED FOR…
Socially Distanced Crowd: ONE FALL!!!!
Gina Romano: AND IT IS FOR THE BIG… BOOGIE… BHAMPIONSHIIIIIIP!!!
(”Five Nights at Freddy’s” by The Living Tombstone plays over the PA system as TnT is making his way to the ring. )
Gina Romano: INTRODUCING FIRST! THE CHALLENGER! FROM BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA! WEIGHING IN AT 136 POUNDS HE IS DY-NO-MITE!! HE IS T!!! N!!! T!!!!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: I’m surprised to see he is still around! We haven’t seen him in a while!
Deadprez: Well, he looks ready! Will he be able to beat The Woogieman??
Gavin Kirkland: We’ll see soon enough! I actually wonder if he deserves the spot. I mean, if Woogie wants to elevate his Championship he needs to face better opponents.
( ‘If Ya Smell” by Adam Massare plays over the PA system! The socially distanced crowd goes wild as the Champion makes his way confidently towards the ring.)
Gina Romano: ANNNNND HIS OPPONENT! FROM JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA! WEIGHING IN AT 260 POUNDS! HE IS THE BIG BOOGIE CHAMPION! THEEEEEE WOO-GIE MAAAAAAAAN!!!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: And here comes the Champion!
Deadprez: He looks ready to go look at him all smirks and grins with that belt proudly held-up on his shoulder! This should be an interesting matchup!
( Ding! Ding! Ding! )
Eve: And this title match is on… Wait what is Woogie doing he’s asking for a microphone while TnT looks at him with a puzzled look.
The Woogieman: Heyyyy! TnT! The less explosive man in all of pro wrestling! How are you? Are you okay? How have you been? The Woogieman hasn’t heard a word from you weeks before your promo this week! When was the last time you said anything besides earlier this week? June? Do you realize how long this is in Woogie-years? Whassa matter farm boy? Did the wallaby get ya tongue? You didn’t have enough of them ugly ass shirts to make it to work? Ate too much veggie mite and got sick for a while? I thought you were dead you know? Which would’ve been a good thing because you ain’t much to look at and worth even less! And… Ugh! Did you even shower lately or is this your natural musk??
Socially Distanced Crowd: Oooooh!!!!
The Woogieman: You know what soap is right? Seriously though! Seriously joking aside, I’m glad you’re here, I am! I’m glad because nothing would’ve annoyed me more than to make my way up here to this ring and wait for some no show to make his presence known by not showing up! Know what I mean? That way I get to kick your ass and work to make this title of mine a credible Championship and one worth fighting for! I would’ve been mad had I not been able to perform in front of the hundreds and hundreds of the Woogieman fans because you wouldn’t have shown up!
( Tnt suddenly snatches the mic from Woogie’s hands who looks shocked, the crowd gasps! )
Tnt: You done, mate? Or you got more to say?
(He points the mic towards The Woogieman who goes right back to talking. )
The Woogieman: Now look here you cheap Crocodile Dundee ripoff. You can’t come out here and take the Woogieman’s mic while he’s talking to you!! Who do you think you are uh? You look like the unfortunate result of a union between gender-bent Larry the Cable Guy and Guy Fieri! I mention those two Guy’s because no woman in their right mind would want to claim you as their spawn! I bet you were adopted too! But the bottom line of all of this is…
( He looks down on Tnt from the height of his 6’’5 compared to the Australian’s 5’’3. )
The Woogieman: You’re nothing! You come and go no one bats an eye no one even wonders where you are! You’re nothing! Five feet nothing and around what? 130 or so pounds give or take? That’s a whole lot of nothing!! And I’ll tell you something else chubby! I-
( Tnt moves the mic to his side which angers the Champion even more! )
Tnt: I ain’t here to talk people to sleep, man! I only have one thing to say to you!
( The Woogieman snatches the mic from Tnt and towers over him like a bully would a smaller person. After all, Woogie is over a foot taller than his opponent. )
The Woogieman: (off mic) Oh yeah? And what is that? ACK-!!
Eve: TNT GRABS WOOGIE INTO A SCOOP SLAM POSITION!!! WAIT IS HE… HE DOES!! THE BIG ENDING ON THE WOOGIEMAN!!! THE BIG ENDING ON THE CHAMPION!!
Gavin Kirkland: Wait what? What just happened??
Deadprez: TNT WITH THE COVER!!
Official: ONE! TWO!! THREE!!!
Gavin Kirkland: WHAT THE FUCK!??!!?!?
( DING! DING!! DING!!! )
( The socially distanced crowd is shocked and awed by what they just witnessed as TNT quickly gets his hands on the Championship and rolls out of the ring with the title raised high above his head as he jumps around exhilarated! Inside the ring, The Woogieman is in a state of shock! )
Deadprez: WHAT DID WE JUST WITNESS!!!
Gavin Kirkman: …
Gina Romano: THE WINNER OF THIS BOUT… AND… NEWWWWWWWW BIG BOOGIE BHAMPION… T!!! N!!! T!!!!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: …
Deadprez: This has got to be the best day of TnT’s career tonight!
Gavin Kirkman: And Woogieman’s worse!
Deadprez: For sure! His arrogance cost him his Championship!!! Well congratulations to Brisbane-born’s TNT! I’m sure he will be celebrating big time tonight!
(The Woogieman is in complete shock. He is trying to clarify that it was a three count and the referee states that it was a three count. TnT is raising the title high up as The Woogieman gives him a death stares. It’s more than personal for him now.)
(The scene opens up in Niagara Falls a few hours after they left the Performance Center. The Canadian national anthem is being played, and then it zooms out to see a Candian flag designed tarp inside a park. It’s not really Niagara Falls, but a huge picture that Ronan displayed in the background. Jon Kelton, Maxwell, and James Ranger are sitting in lawn chairs looking very uncomfortable with the situation they’re in. Ronan is on the side cooking on the grill, He’s wearing an apron over his attire that says “KISS THE HOT TAKE KING!” He’s grilling some Canadian style meat. The others are having a miserable time as Ronan is smiling from ear to ear.
Jon Kelton: You said we were going to Canada, Ronan!
Ronan Malosi: This IS Canada!
(Ronan takes a sip of his Canadian based coffee, Tim Hortons.)
Ronan Malosi: I feel the Canadian spirit within me!
Maxwell: This isn’t Can–
(The sound of a child’s cry is heard in the background. Ronan takes notice and spots the child and runs up to see if she’s okay.)
Ronan Malosi: Hey, little one. Why are you crying?
Little girl: My mom said she had to use the bathroom, I took a few steps away and now I can’t find her! :sob:
Ronan Malosi: Now, she’s probably using the bathroom, but why don’t we just wait for her? I got some Skittles my friend brought in my van. Doesn’t that sound great? Or if you need to call her, I have my cell you can use.
Little girl: Okay!
(A woman steps out from a corner looking for somebody, and she looks over the girl walking next to Ronan and she sees a white van in front of them. She puts two and two together and rushes over towards them at full speed. James Ranger tries warning Ronan.)
James Ranger: Hey, Ronan! Heads up! Behind you!
(Ronan turns around and tries pleading with the woman to stop, making a guess she’s the mother. The mother, out of pure anger and adrenaline, runs and tackles Ronan to the ground and begins punching away at his bald head.)
Jon Kelton: (recording with his phone) WORLD STAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(Maxwell and James Ranger come and try to separate everything. The woman mistakes the peacemakers as accomplices and pulls out her pepper spray and sprays James in the eyes. The woman goes to spray Maxwell, but he slowly begins to back away, wanting no issue with her.)
Ronan Malosi: (As he backs up): LADY! I WAS JUST TRYING TO HELP HER! SHE NEEDED TO CALL YOU AND MY PHONE WAS IN MY CAR! I WOULD NEVER DO SUCH A HORRIBLE ACT! I’M NOT RYAN WILSON!
(The mother grabs the hand of her daughter and then dials a number on her phone. This causes panic within Team Malosi.)
Jon Kelton: Not gonna lie, but that trip to Canada seems good right now.
Ronan Malosi: You heard the man! Let’s actually try to go to Canada, guys! LETS GOOOOOO!!!!!
Jon Kelton: DO WE ALL EVEN HAVE OUR PASSPORTS?!
Ronan Malosi: WHO CARES! WE NEED TO LEAVE NOW!
(Team Malosi gets inside the white van as their life depended on it. Ronan Malosi gets in the driver’s seat before turning on the car. There’s a bit of a struggle with getting the car to turn on, but as soon as Ronan is able to do so, he manages to drive the hell away from the park. Smoke fills the air and when it clears out, the white van is nowhere to be seen.)
(SEVERAL HOURS LATER.)
(The white van is near the border between the United States and Canada. The van’s parked in an alleyway, and Ronan is dressed as a mountie, for some unknown reason.)
Ronan Malosi: If we really wanna get into Canada and invade Ryan’s home turf and get to what he’s all about and learn his background, we need to get in there. You guys were right, we have to get in for real. Kelton made a good point that we all don’t have our passports, so I’m gonna disguise as a worker to get you guys in, and then I’ll follow.
Jon Kelton: :skip:!!!! I am NOT trying to go to jail right now! What in the fuck?!
Maxwell: No one is going to buy that you’re a mountie. You look ridiculous right now.
Ronan Malosi: Just trust me! Follow my lead.
(Ronan Malosi casually walks up and into the booth. He tries to casually greet the other workers. The other mounties have a look of suspicion.)
Random Mountie: Buddy, are you new or something? Why have we never seen you here before?
Ronan Malosi: It’s my first day on the job. Just graduated from the police academy. I happened to find these hoodlums trying to get past the border and I’m looking to take them to custody. May you show me the way?
Random Mountie: Alright, right this way.
(Random Mountie turns around.)
Ronan Malosi: GET HIM!!!!!
(James Ranger clubs him from behind, taking the random mountie down. Jon Kelton is caught off guard by the action.)
Jon Kelton: What the hell have I gotten myself into?!?!
(Ronan Malosi and James Ranger fist bump as they make their way out of the booth.)
Ronan Malosi: Alright guys, the coast is clea–
(Suddenly, Ronan Malosi finds himself tackled by two mounties. Before you know it, the rest of Team Malosi is being manhandled by mounties, who rushes to the aid of that random mountie. A lot of chaos is seen as they tried to get the men to their feet. Jon Kelton tries to assure he wanted nothing to do with this stupid plan.)
Random Mountie #2: Gentlemen, you are being placed under arrest.
Maxwell: On what grounds?
Random Mountie #2: Well, you assaulted a mountie and you were attempting to get over the border. That’s a crime there, gentlemen. You’re coming with us.
Ronan Malosi: There’s a logical explanation for all of this!
Random Mountie #2: Tell that to the judge.
Jon Kelton: PLEASE! I DIDN’T DO ANYTHING! HE WAS MY RIDE! I WANTED NOTHING TO DO WITH THIS!
Random Mountie #2: Tell that to the judge also.
(The Mounties round up the members of Team Malosi and place them inside separate cars. None of the men say anything as the cars drive away to the police station.)
(Commercial break featuring a paid ad from The Ryan Wilson Show. Ronan Malosi doesn’t give a shit about women. Vote for Ryan Wilson!)
Gina Romano: Ladies and gentlemen, the following contest is for ONE fall. Introducing first…from Denton, Texas…weighing in at one-hundred and twenty pounds…she is BLXCK ROSE…AAAAANNNNNDDREEEEAAAA!
(‘I Fell’ by Wicca Phase Springs Eternal begins to flow from the speakers, to absolutely NO fan reaction)
Gavin Kirkland: Are we under quarantine again?
Eve: No, why?
Gavin Kirkland: The crowd isn’t cheering…the crowd isn’t booing…they’re just standing there.
(‘Blxck Rose’ Andrea walks out of the back and quickly makes her way down to the ring, sliding in under the ropes and popping up to her feet)
Gina Romano: And her opponent…
(Andrea’s music is quickly replaced by ‘Found’ by Span. The fans give off a mixture of boos and cheers)
Gina Romano: …from a place to be forgotten…weighing in at two-hundred and thirty-five pounds…HE IS REBORN…HE IS NEW…HE IS…CHHHHRRRRRIIIIIIISSSSSTTIIIIAAAAAANNNNN!!!
(CHRISTIAN steps out of the back and looks out onto the crowd, an uneasy smile on his face)
Deadprez: Formerly a rich asshole, CHRISTIAN had his eyes opened after losses to Christian DeMarco, Jack Ripley, and Justin Windgate.
Gavin Kirkland: I would have HAPPILY taken his castle. He didn’t have to burn it down like he did.
Eve: It was symbolic for him.
Gavin Kirkland: All that artwork, all that fine china…all that velvet.
(CHRISTIAN walks down to the ring, climbing up the stairs, stepping through the second ropes and into the ring)
Deadprez: ANDREA CHARGES CHRISTIAN AND TRIES TO POP HIM WITH A SUPERKICK RIGHT OFF THE BAT!!!
(CHRISTIAN’s music ends)
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Deadprez: But CHRISTIAN just grabs her foot and looks at her, shaking his head. With a hard push, Andrea goes flying backwards onto her butt. Andrea quickly back to her feet, charging forward, but CHRISTIAN HITS HER WITH A BIG BOOT!!! CHRISTIAN drops for the early cover.
Eve: Andrea with the kickout! She didn’t get here just to lose her debut match to a boot to the face.
Deadprez: CHRISTIAN back to his feet as Andrea sits up and is just staring at him.
Gavin Kirkland: Is…is that a little sadistic smile growing on her face?
Eve: CHRISTIAN steps back…quickly steps forward, swinging his foot kick Andrea…BUT SHE ROLLS OUT OF THE WAY! Andrea uses the ropes to pull herself up. CHRISTIAN charges forward to grab her, but Andrea jumps up onto the second rope…AND MOONSAULTS OVER CHRISTIAN ONTO HER FEET!!! Christian turns around…SUPERKICK AND CHRISTIAN STUMBLES BACKWARDS INTO THE ROPES!!!
Deadprez: Andrea goes running and bounces off the ropes on the opposite side of the ring. She comes flying back…CHRISTIAN reaches out to grab her, but she drops down and slides through his legs…slides under the bottom rope onto the apron. Andrea back up to her feet grabbing the top rope and pulling it back…SHE SPRINGBOARDS ONTO THE TOP ROPE…USES IT TO JUMP ON CHRISTIAN…HURRICANRANA!!! ANDREA WITH THE QUICK COVER OF HER OWN…
Gavin Kirkland: And CHRISTIAN LAUNCHES HER off of him. She looks to have landed a good foot or two away.
Eve: CHRISTIAN’s one-hundred pound size advantage kind of helped with that.
Deadprez: Andrea back up to her feet. CHRISTIAN sitting up, but he still looks a little shocked by what Andrea just did. Andrea runs and bounces off the ropes to get momentum…DROPKICK TO THE BACK OF CHRISTIAN’S HEAD AND HE SLUMPS OVER ONTO THE MAT! She doesn’t seem to be done though as she runs over and climbs to the top of the turnbuckle.
Gavin Kirkland: I guess she learned that one move isn’t going to keep the big man down.
Eve: Blxck Rose up to the top turnbuckle…looks down at CHRISTIAN who is slowly starting to stir, rolling over onto his stomach. Andrea stands up slowly…jumps…DOUBLE FOOT STOMP TO THE BACK OF CHRISTIAN’S HEAD!!! THE BIG BOY IS OUT! ANDREA GOES FOR THE PIN…
Gavin Kirkland: NO! CHRISTIAN KICKS OUT! I could have SWORN he was going down after that.
Eve: He may have kicked out, but it wasn’t with the same power he did earlier.
Deadprez: Blxck Rose is quick to her feet and then reaches down and grabs CHRISTIAN…guiding him up to gain his own legs. CHRISTIAN leans back on the ropes. Andrea looks to be setting him up for something. She runs…bounces off the ropes…SUPERKICK!!! CHRISTIAN LEANS BACK HARD ON THE ROPES! Blxck Rose runs and bounces off the ropes again…ANOTHER SUPERKICK!!! CHRISTIAN IS A DEAD MAN STANDING! Here it comes…the Soul Glitch. Andrea runs, bounces off the ropes and comes flying back for that third superkick…BUT CHRISTIAN GRABS HER IN A BEAR HUG…AND TOSSES HER OVER THE TOP ROPE TO THE OUTSIDE MAT!!!
Eve: Andrea is laying on the outside and she is not moving.
Gavin Kirkland: CHRISTIAN drops to his side and rolls out of the ring, under the bottom rope. He bends down and pulls a limp Andrea to her feet. He grabs her by the arm…AND WHIPS HER INTO THE STAIRS!!! BLXCK ROSE GOES FLYING OVER THEM AS HER KNEE MADE CONTACT WITH THEM.
Ref (Off mic): ONE!
Deadprez: The Prodigy quickly walks over and grabs Andrea, pulling her up to her feet…which she seems to be favoring that knee. CHRISTIAN steps behind her, grabbing her behind the arm and spinning her…RIPCORD LARIAT AND ANDREA IS DOWN AGAIN!!!
Ref (Off mic): OKAY! Let’s bring it back in the ring! SIX!
Gavin Kirkland: CHRISTIAN grabs Andrea by the back of her neck and by the top of her tights…picks her up…and THROWS ANDREA INTO THE RING THROUGH THE ROPES!!!
Gavin Kirkland: And he quickly follows her in, sliding underneath the ropes himself! CHRISTIAN using the ropes to help himself up, looking out onto the crowd.
Deadprez: Don’t let that cockiness come back now, CHRISTIAN. You’re doing good.
(CHRISTIAN smirks as a spattering of boos and cheers rain onto him from the crowd)
Eve: CHRISTIAN turns around…AND ANDREA IS UP, WAITING FOR HIM!!! SHE REACHES UP AND RAKES HIS EYES!!! CHRISTIAN, bends over, trying to protect his injured sight. Blxck Rose runs to the closest ropes…comes flying back…THE BROKEN SMILE!!! ANDREA JUST HIT THE BROKEN SMILE!!! CHRISTIAN DROPS DOWN AND ANDREA ROLLS OVER HIM FOR THE PIN!!!
Gavin Kirkland: The ref is trying to point out to Andrea, that CHRISTIAN’S left leg is under the ropes! Andrea slaps the mat in anger and jumps to her feet. She grabs CHRISTIAN’s arms and is…trying to pull him more to the center of the ring?
Deadprez: That’s a big task, but she seems to be getting him there inch, by inch.
Gavin Kirkland: Blxck Rose manages to pull CHRISTIAN away from the ropes. She drops down for the cover again!
Eve: SHE TOOK TOO MUCH TIME! CHRISTIAN KICKS OUT!!! Andrea is up and she is YELLING and getting into the face of the ref.
Gavin Kirkland: Well CHRISTIAN is slowly rising to his feet…watching Andrea. She is still turned towards the ref. CHRISTIAN takes a few steps back. Blxck Rose turns around…DOWN THE PREY GOES!!! DOWN THE PREY GOES!!! CHRISTIAN DROPS DOWN AND HOOKS ANDREA’S LEG!!!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
(‘Found’ by Span blares through the arena as CHRISTIAN slowly stands to his feet and the ref raises his hand. Andrea rolls out of the ring, leaving CHRISTIAN to celebrate.)
Gina Romano: And your winner…CHHHHRRRRRIIIISSSTTTIIIIAAAANNNNN!!!
Gavin Kirkland: CHRISTIAN picks up his first victory on Showdown! It’s been a tough few weeks for him, but it seems like he has gotten himself on track!
Eve: Great stuff from Andrea and I hope that she manages to stay around. She’s got a ton of potential to be great!
(The scene opens in a local Ontario police station, where Ronan and his crew are being held. Ronan, Jon Kelton, Maxwell, and James Ranger are in a holding cell with several other guys. Ronan is seen panicking inside the cell.)
Ronan Malosi: Oh god, oh god, oh god. I can’t be in here. What if my boss at Applebee’s gets a hold of me being in here? I could get fired from my job! I NEED my job, guys. I’m the lowest-paid Elitist on Showdown. Applebee’s helps pay the bills!
Jon Kelton: That’s the thing that you’re worried about? Fam, what if we can’t get to Showdown? What if we’re still in jail by Territorial Invasion? Do you REALLY think that Ryan Wilson is going to bail us out? Nah, he’ll probably leave us here to rot.
Ronan Malosi: I can’t stay in here! What if I drop the soap?!
Random inmate: Who says you need to drop the soap for anything to happen? :shaq:
Ronan Malosi: :whoa: I don’t roll like that. (looks towards his team) Any of you, gentlemen? We don’t judge here.
Jon Kelton: :skip
Random Inmate: You’re gay for the stay baldy.
Jon Kelton: You heard the man, Ronan. You’re the one to take one for the team. :mjgrin:
Ronan Malosi: (gulps) They say when you’re in here, you gotta assert your dominance and stand up to the biggest guy here. Which is the guy who just threatened me a second ago!
James Ranger: Let’s not get carried away. Ronan, we’re trying not to get killed.
(Ronan puffs his chest and pounds it as he turns around the big fella in the cell. James tries to stop him as Jon Kelton looks amused.)
Ronan Malosi: Let me tell you who I am! I’m the guy who was the hottest free agent in wrestling! I’m the guy who is Showdown’s ratings draw! I’m the toughest son of a bitch on planet Earth! (points his finger at the inmate’s chest) Now…do I–
(Suddenly, Ronan Malosi finds himself circled by the random inmate and a few of his closest friends. Ronan is completely surrounded as Jon Kelton seems to be amused by the entire situation. James Ranger looks quite concerned but hesitates to intervene. Maxwell couldn’t give a fuck. He just wants to get out of here.)
Maxwell: Way a go, dumbass. Now, you’re going to get yourself killed.
Ronan Malosi: Now gentlemen, I don’t want any problems with any of us. :whoa:
(A few of the inmates begin to shove Ronan back and forth with each other, just messing with him. Ronan seems scared for his life right now, and the inmates take notice of that and just enjoy messing with him.)
(Ronan then out of fear throws a random punch to a random inmate, which causes him to get ganged up on and all the members are beating Ronan on the ground.)
Ronan Malosi: Someone…help…I’m…in…trouble…
Maxwell: You know what, guys? I think that we should help.
(Maxwell seems a bit hesitant as he continues to watch Ronan Malosi get his ass beat.)
Maxwell: Nah, they got enough people to beat up on Ronan.
(Jon Kelton lowkey slides behind the inmates and from Ronan’s blindside, and joins in on stomping on him.)
James Ranger: GUYS STOP!! YOU’RE ALL ACTING LIKE ANIMALS!!!
(Jon Kelton gets Ronan Malosi by his head before throwing him headfirst against the toilet. Ronan’s head bouncing back as he collapses to the floor.)
Jon Kelton: For having us be in this mess!
Random Inmate: Assert his dominance my hairy ass.
James Ranger: I understand that Ronan’s being a complete dumbass.
Ronan Malosi: Hey, they started it.
James Ranger: We don’t want any beef. We don’t even want to be here.
Random Inmate: Don’t we all?
James Ranger: Look, I do think that our issue is going to be resolved. I’m optimistic that it will. For now, I just want all of us to be as civil as possible. We don’t piss you off. You don’t piss us – mostly Ronan – off.
(The inmates start to circle around James now as the scene fades.)
(Young and Bitter’ by Hot Tag Media blasts through the speakers as Lucas Johnson steps out onto the stage wearing a pair of headphones. The music cancels out the boos and jeers from the crowd and he makes his way down the ramp)
Gina Romano: Making his way to the ring…from Long Island, New York…. Weighing in at 197lbs… He is ‘THE BLUEPRINT… LUCAS JOHNSON!!!!
Eve: That’s a former champion right there looking to make an impact in this tag affair
Deadprez: Hell yeah, Lucas couldn’t beat LC last week but he’ll definitely be looking to right his wrongs and get a win tonight
(Popular Monster by Falling In Reverse fades in as Christian DeMarco steps onto the stage, he stares down the ramp and marches down to the ring)
Gina Romano: And his partner… from Apple Valley, MN… weighing in at 226 lbs… ‘THE RECKONING’ CHRISTIANNNN DEMAARCOOO
Gavin Kirkland: I’m highkey interested to see how these two can work out and team together considering they fought each other not too long ago
Eve: Both men would appreciate a win tonight so I’m sure they’re ready to work together
(The sounds of Sirens start around the arena, before the beats to “We Will Rock You” start to play. Alexis Chambers comes skipping out, right behind her is Dr. Bethany Blue who stops, turns to Nurse Goldstein, the Amazon and heads to the ring doing temperature checks on the fans in attendance.)
Gina Romano: From Boca Raton, Fl. And Detroit, MI.! Weighing in at a total combined weight of 242 lbs.! Accompanied to the ring by Nurse Goldstein! Here is Dr. Bethany Blue AND Alexis Chambers…. “The Maidens of Malpractice”….THE MEDICAL MANIACS!!!!!!
(Alexis gets to the ropes, she hangs sitting on them as the Good Doctor walks in, climbing to the second turnbuckle, raising her hands with a smirk on her face while Alexis skips around the ring. Nurse Goldstein stands on the outside. Waiting for the match to begin.)
(DING! DING! DING)
Eve: And this match is underway! Alexis takes forever to get ready as Bethany gives him some words of wisdom
Deadprez: Outta of nowhere though, DeMarco hits a massive european uppercut to the back of Alexis’s skull! Christian brings her to the middle and lays her out flat on the mat. DeMarco hits the ropes and bounces off them, he jumps up into the air and goes for a standing elbow but Alexis manages rolls out of the way.
Gavin Kirkland: DeMarco gets to his feet swiftly but Alexis gets up quicker and runs at him with a clothesline…. but DeMarco gets out the way and hits her with a big lariat!
Eve: Now he throws Alexis into the corner and stomps on her chest. He puts his boot through Alexis’s gut until the referee has to split him up. Immediately though, he charges at Alexis with a fist and knocks her into a seated position!
Gavin Kirkland: DeMarco gets on the apron, he jumps off and hits a springboard basement dropkick to Chambers in the corner! He then drags Chambers to her feet and takes her down with an Inverted Atomic Drop! He goes for the cover!
Eve: Quick kickout from Chambers. Christian gets to his feet and throws Alexis into his corner and tags in Lucas. Lucas starts unloading on Alexis and immediately tags DeMarco back in. DeMarco drags Alexis back in the centre of the ring. Christian picks her up and goes for a big german suplex but Alexis shows off her superb athleticism and lands on her feet!
Deadprez: Now DeMarco runs back at Alexis, she sidesteps him though and DeMarco stops himself using the ropes.
Gavin Kirkland: BEFORE DEMARCO CAN EVEN SPIN HIS ASS AROUND, ALEXIS NAILS HIM WITH A BACKSTABBER!
Eve: DeMarco falls onto two knees and clutches his head in pain. Alexis shoves DeMarco’s head through the ropes and tags in Bethany. Alexis climbs onto the apron and strikes DeMarco with a hellacious boot to the face. Bethany gets to the second turnbuckle and hits a big knee drop to DeMarco’s chest! Bethany gets back up to her feet and drags DeMarco up with her before slamming him back down with a Tiger Suplex! She goes for the cover
Referee: ONEEEEEE! TWOOO-
Deadprez: DeMarco kicks out but Bethany aint wasting no time, she gets to her feet and picks up DeMarco before she nails him with a big Fisherman’s Suplex and throws him into her corner! Bethany slaps DeMarco across the face and makes the tag to Alexis. Bethany unloads on DeMarco’s midsection. She irish whips him into Alexis and nails him with a Roaring Elbow! DeMarco falls down to one knee m
Eve: Alexis gets DeMarco in a chin lock. She shoves her knee right in the back of DeMarco. Christian wrestles and attempts to get out the hold. He starts to gain momentum from the few in attendance and his makeshift partner Lucas. Christian gradually starts climbing up to his feet but Chambers sweeps his leg and DeMarco falls flat back on the floor. Alexis swiftly uses her left hand to hold DeMarco’s two legs and twists them together, she then uses her right arm to pull DeMarco’s face. Alexis kneels down on DeMarco’s back and pulls her right and left arm back and puts DeMarco in a bow and arrow hold! DeMarco screams in pain. Bethany and Alexis laugh in infamy as DeMarco groans in agony.
Gavin Kirkland: After torturing DeMarco, Alexis releases the hold and gets back to her feet. She wipes her hands and winks over at Bethany. She turns her attention back to DeMarco and goes for a stomp on his stomach but DeMarco rolls away and takes down Alexis with a leg sweep and tags in Lucas! Alexis manages to crawl to the corner and tags in Bethany
Eve: Bethany enters the ring and stares down Lucas. Lucas gets in the ring and gets up in her face! Bethany goes to punch Lucas but Lucas starts unloading on her! Bethany unloads on Lucas too! Bethany takes a step back and goes for a superkick! But Lucas dodges it, he spins Bethany around…. GERMAN SUPLEX!
Deadprez: Bethany lands on his feet though! She runs at Lucas… that’s a jumping knee from Bethany! She spins Lucas around…. GERMAN SUPLEX! It connects! Bethany goes to the top ropes and stands tall…she dives off…. FROG SPLAS-
Gavin Kirkland: LUCAS GETS THE KNEES UP! He gets to his feet…JUMPING DOUBLE FOOT TO THE CHEST! He tries to cover Bethany but she rolls out of the ring. Lucas sees an opportunity though. He runs across the ropes. He runs back at them…..SUICIDE DI-
Eve: BETHANY CATCHES HIM WITH A ELBOW! LUCAS IS DEAD AS HE HANGS THROUGH THE MIDDLE ROPE. BETHANY GETS ON THE APRON, SHE PUTS HER ARMS AROUND LUCAS’S HEAD…: APRON DDT! BOTH ELITISTS COME CRASHING DOWN ON THE OUTSIDE! BETHANY KIPS UP AND HAS A DEADLY SMIRK ON HER FACE, SHE ROLLS LUCAS BACK IN THE RING AND GOES FOR THE COVER
Referee: ONEEEEE! TWOOOO! THRE-
Deadprez: Bethany ain’t havin’ this shit! She’s tryna end it right now! She tags in Alexis who immediately takes out DeMarco with a running forearm! They’re ready to end this right now. Alexis pulls DeMarco up to his feet and gets round the back of him. THEY GO FOR THE 911-
Eve: LUCAS GETS OUT THE WAY THOUGH, HE CHARGES AT THEM AND TAKES THEM DOWN WITH A RUNNING CLOTHESLINE! DeMarco’s back too! He rolls into the ring and now they wanna end this match! DeMarco pulls Bethang up to her feet and nails her with a superkick! We know what comes next! Alexis slowly stumbles up to her feet… LUCAS CHARGES AT HER AND TAKES HER OUT WITH A CLAYMORE! DEMARCO JUMPS UP FOR THE SHOOTING STAR PRESS! THERAPY SESSI-
Gavin Kirkland: NAH! ALEXIS GETS THE KNEES UP! SHE GETS UP AND THROWS DEMARCO AND HERSELF OUT THE RING WITH A CRAZY RUNNING CLOTHESLINE! Lucas is confused! Lucas looks over the ropes to see if DeMarco’s any good. He gets his hands on his head in stress before turning around INTO A CODE BLUE FROM DR BETHANY! SHE’S THE LEGAL PARTICIPANT TOO! SHE GOES FOR THE COVER WHILE ALEXIS HOLDS DEMARCO BACK!
Referee: ONEEEEE! TWOOOOO! THREEEEEEEEE!
(DING! DING! DING!)
Gina Romano: AND YOUR WINNERS…. DR BETHANY BLUE AND ALEXIS CHAMBERS… THE MAIDENS OF MALPRACTICE!
Eve: What a tag match we’ve seen tonight! For such a pretty new team, The Maidens of Malpractice are gradually developing some chemistry
Deadprez: Yeah, the tag scene’s gonna be a whole lot more interesting if these two ladies are on their A game like they were tonight y’all.
(The scene fades with Kyra Phillips backstage.)
Kyra Phillips: We are two weeks away from Territorial Invasion. Last week, my next guest won the ‘Beat the Clock’ Challenge to determine the stipulation for his Answers World Championship match against champion, Jamie O’Hara. Now, here to announce the stipulation he has selected for the match, Lethal Consequences!
(Lethal Consequences walks into the camera shot with a huge shit-eating grin on his face.)
Kyra Phillips: LC, thank you for your time. I know that you’re a very busy man.
Lethal Consequences: Yes, Kelly; I am a busy man. In fact, I am a VERY busy man. There are many things that I would rather be doing than doing this stupid interview. Once again, Showdown should be thankful that Lethal Consequences has graced them with his presence. I’m not just here to visit around and talk with old friends. No one on this brand is my friend. If anything, everyone else is just someone who couldn’t defeat me on their best day. Midsummer Massacre is an example of one of them. Lucas Johnson was another example as he became nothing else than a stepping stone to success. Anyone that steps foot inside the ring against me is my punching bag. They were placed in my way so that I would be able to knock them down. At Territorial Invasion, Jamie O’Hara will be another stepping stone as I finally put knock that elite son of a bitch off his ass and underneath my boot where he belongs. Last week, everything went according to plan for me. It was so easy for Jamie O’Hara to take his eyes off the prize. He would rather focus on ole LC rather than put his opponent away. Now, he’s gonna make up his little excuses on how he ‘didn’t need to win the match,’ but who in the hell would want to throw this little match again? To choose the stipulation for your World Championship match is something that people would kill to have. These elite motherfuckers aren’t very bright, huh Kiera?
Kyra Phillips: It’s Kyra…
Lethal Consequences: ANYWAY, ‘Elite Answers Wrestling.’ If there is one thing that this company shouldn’t have done, that’s get rid of the ‘Extreme’ in Extreme Answers Wrestling. This company thrives on extreme. Men like myself built this company of its extreme roots and since it became ‘elite,’ it seems like we’ve distanced ourselves from it. I look at the Voltage product and they seem to get the idea on with the crazy-ass stipulations that they come up with in their mind. But, that’s not extreme. That’s not my interpretation of extreme at all. Deathmatches seem to lean towards more ‘hardcore’ than extreme in my book. When I have the power to decide on the stipulation for my match against Jamie, I was almost like a kid at Christmas. There was so much joy in me because I know whenever match I decide, Jamie is going to be at a severe disadvantage. Whenever this man is in a stipulation match, he’s fallen flat on his face. I did a little digging on the types of stipulations that he’s partaken before. I begin to think of the possibilities of going into the match. I looked at his match against Aren Mstislav at Reckless Wiring in 2016. That performance was nothing more than a joke. Let’s say that Jamie was clearly bodied the entire week by that jabrone who could lace up my pair of boots in the ring. I could pick a thirty-minute Ironman match, but why would I bore anyone with a Jamie O’Hara match for thirty minutes?
Lethal Consequences: Then, I continued to look at previous events at the wonderful EAW Network and I was like: ‘what about a Last Man Standing Match?’ The last time that Jamie took part in a last man standing match, he lost his EAW Championship to that Game of Thrones looking motherfucker! But, I can’t get up in ten seconds. I’m a man who gets up whenever he wants too. There’s no way that I am going to let anyone tell me when to get up. Nah, but why would I want for Jamie to face the same embarrassment with losing in one of those matches again? Nah, LC doesn’t roll like that. I’m innovative. I like to keep things fresh and after time, I decided on the PERFECT match to face Jamie in. Oh yes, I think that it’s time to take this elite motherfucker into the land of extreme. My match against Jamie will be an…
Lethal Consequences: AN EXTREME RULEZ MATCH. That’s with a ‘z,’ Kayla. Jamie O’Hara was barely around the company when it was embracing its extreme roots. As I said, Jamie O’Hara is an embodiment of the elite era that is long gone with this company. The rest of those elite bums are somewhere in Japan with their two-hour matches and 2 am shows with eating sushi and watching their trash anime. Jamie is the last of one of them. This motherfucker walks backstage like he’s a fucking anime character. I wouldn’t be surprised if he does the Naruto run on a constant basis because he’s a fucking goof. Jamie should have left with them, but somehow, he’s still here. Just looking at Jamie O’Hara’s face pisses me off. How dare he walk in my company? How dare he walk around with MY championship, thinking that he belongs in the same ring as Lethal Consequences? Going into this ‘Extreme Rulez’ match, I am going to show Jamie what it feels to be an Extremist. As the Extremist of the Decade, it’s my right to rid this company of the last remaining Elitist from the dark period of time in this company. At Territorial Invasion, Jamie O’Hara takes a trip to the land of extreme and if I have anything to do about it, he won’t be making it out alive.
(Lethal Consequences escorts himself out of the camera shot.)
Kyra Phillips: Thank you, LC for your time. Let’s head back to the ring.
(The camera pans to Gina Romano inside the ring.)
Gina Romano: Ladies and Gentlemen…our next match is scheduled for ONE FALL! Introducing first…hailing from Montreal, Quebec, Canada…weighing in at two-hundred and twenty pounds…HE IS YOUR CURRENT GENERAL MANAGER OF SHOWDOWN…RYAN WIIIIIILLLLLSSSOOOOOONNNNN!!!
(‘The Only Thing They Fear Is You’ by Mick Gordon explodes out of the speakers as Ryan Wilson steps out onto the entrance ramp, his arms open wide and a smile on his face)
Deadprez: Ryan Wilson walking out with a chip on his shoulder.
Gavin Kirkland: Well he IS our General Manager and I know he plans to stay the General Manager when Territorial Invasion is over.
Deadprez: Well tonight he has his own hill to climb.
(Ryan Wilson slides into the ring as his music cuts out)
Gina Romano: And his opponent. From the Strawberry Fields of Glasgow, Scotland…it doesn’t matter how much he weighs in at…he is Freshly Picked…the Doctor of Strawbanomics…HE IS STRAWBERRY STEEEEEEEEEEEEEVEEEE!!!
(‘Escape’ by Rupert Holmes begins to smother the crowd with smooth sounds, which causes the fans to explode in cheers)
Gavin Kirkland: Oh God…
Eve: Hey…Steve is one of the GOATs…you just don’t know it yet.
(Strawberry Steve strolls out of the back and looks out onto the crowd, nodding to them occasionally nodding to them through the plexiglass dividers)
Deadprez: Strawberry Steve taking his sweet time getting to the ring and Ryan Wilson is clapping his hands, telling him to hurry up.
Eve: Strawberry Steve slowly walks up the steps of the ring and stops at the ropes.
Gavin Kirkland: AND THE GENERAL MANAGER IS TIRED OF WAITING!!! HE JUST GRABBED STEVE AND PULLED HIM INTO THE RING OVER THE TOP ROPE!!!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Deadprez: Ryan steps back from Strawberry Steve as Steve flips up onto his feet. He looks the General Manager in the face and slowly…puts his hands into his pockets? He walks up to the Mister Wilson…deadly kick to the shin…and another…AND ANOTHER! He takes his hands of his pockets…SOUL CRUSHING SPLASH ONTO THE GENERAL MANAGER…who…just…stands there.
Ryan Wilson (Off mic): What the hell was that?
Gavin Kirkland: Strawberry Steve shrugs his shoulders…AND RYAN WILSON WITH A RIGHT HOOK…BUT STEVE DUCKS!!! Ryan turns around A REAL KICK TO THE GUT…DDSTEVE BY THE DOCTOR OF STRAWBANOMICS!!!
Eve: I don’t think Wilson was expecting that.
Deadprez: Steve hops back up onto his feet, looking down at Ryan Wilson who seems a little dazed. Strawberry Steve goes running…bounces off of the ropes and stops at Ryan…LEG drop across the throat of the General Manager! He rolls over onto the General Manager…
Gavin Kirkland: And the GM with a kickout! Strawberry Steve rolls off of Wilson and is just…laying in the center of the ring. He clasps his hands behind his head and is…using them as a pillow?
Eve: Ryan Wilson, meanwhile,. Is up onto his feet. He runs over to Strawberry Steve and stomps down HARD onto the mat…but Strawberry Steve arched his back out of the way! Ryan pulls back and UNLEASHES A KICK AT STEVE’S HEAD…BUT STEVE JUST SLIGHTLY ROLLS OVER! Ryan Wilson looks frustrated! He runs and bounces off the ropes…come back…A LEG DROP OF HIS OWN…ONTO NOTHING!!! STRAWBERRY STEVE JUST SAT UP!
Deadprez: ELBOW to the head by Steve as both he and Ryan are sitting almost back to back. Ryan tries his own right elbow strike, but Steve nonchalantly leans to the side, avoiding the strike. Ryan tries with his left elbow…BUT STEVE LEANS TO THE SIDE AGAIN! Steve scoots away now, using his heels to pull himself forward. He then drops onto his side and…rolls out of the ring?
Eve: Strawberry Steve lands feet first onto the outside floor…and makes a B-line for a blonde woman in the front row.
Strawberry Steve (Off mic): Sup, I’m Steve.
Gavin Kirkland: Ryan Wilson walks over to the ropes and is flabbergasted by Steve’s attitude towards the match. I am too!!!
Deadprez: Mister Wilson goes through the ropes, onto the apron.
Ryan Wilson (Off mic): HEY!!!
Deadprez: Strawberry Steve turns around…DROPKICK TO THE SIDE OF THE HEAD BY RYAN WILSON!!! HE JUST CRUSHED STRAWBERRY STEVE AGAINST THE PLEXIGLASS!!! The GM back up to his feet. He too looks at the blonde…gives her a smile and a wink.
Ref (Off mic): GET INTO THE RING!!! ONE!
Eve: But like any smart woman, she rolls her eyes and turns away from him.
Gavin Kirkland: Well that was rude!
Deadprez: Ryan’s smile turns to a scowl as he reaches down, grabbing Strawberry Steve by the shirt collar…possibly about to take out his previous rejection on the Freshly Picked one here. He grabs Steve…SNAP SUPLEX ONTO THE EDGE OF THE APRON!!!
Deadprez: STRAWBERRY STEVE IS ON THE GROUND IN PAIN!!! He is grabbing at his back where he hit the edge.
Ryan Wilson (Off mic): STOP COUNTING, REF!!!
Ref (Off mic): I NEED YOU TO GET BACK INTO THE RING!
Gavin Kirkland: Hey…is the General Manager. Don’t these refs have to listen to him?
Eve: Well as a sanctioned match…I would think Ryan would want to be in the ring anyway.
Deadprez: A disgruntled Ryan Wilson pulls Steve up to his feet and rolls him into the ring, under the bottom rope. Quickly he follows, breaking the refs count. But Ryan looks pissed as he is up to his feet and is the referee’s face. We can’t hear what is being said, but Ryan is just inches away from the ref and is as red as Strawberry Steve’s fruit of choice!
Eve: Steve slowly getting back up…still holding at his back. He’s up to his feet and Ryan still doesn’t notice him. Ryan Wilson turns around…STRAWB-RIDER BY STEVE AND THE GENERAL MANAGER IS DOWN! STEVE IS TRYING TO SIGNAL TO THE REF FOR A TIME-OUT…alternating between a timeout ‘T’ and grabbing at his injured back. The ref is waving off Steve’s request…but little does Steve know, Ryan Wilson is still down. HE COULD END IT HERE!
Gavin Kirkland: Steve finally rolls over and tosses his arm over Ryan’s chest.
Deadprez: RYAN KICKS OUT AT THE LAST SECOND!!! Strawberry Steve rolls over onto his back and tries to flip onto his back…but he barely gets his butt off the ground before he grabs at his back in pain again.
Gavin Kirkland: The General Manager reaches out and uses the second rope to help pull himself to sit up. He looks over at Strawberry Steve and you can see the ANGER in his eyes. Ryan climbs to his feet as Steve is just managing to pull himself up. Ryan charges at Strawberry Steve…CLOTHES- STEVE DUCKS. Steve turns around…CHAOS THEORY!!! CHAOS THEORY BY THE GENERAL MANAGER!!! Ryan Wilson gets up onto his knees and is just staring down at Strawberry Steve, a wicked smirk crossing his face. He finally falls over onto his downed opponent.
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
(‘The Only Thing They Fear Is You’ by Mick Gordon fills the arena)
Gavin Kirkland: The one and ONLY General Manager of Showdown!!!
Gina Romano: Your winner…MISTER RYAN WIIIIIILLLLLLSSSSOOOOOONNNNN!!!
(Ryan stands to his feet and holds his arms into the air in victory.)
Eve: Ryan Wilson picks up the victory two weeks before Territorial Invasion! Could this be a message to send to anyone in Team Malosi or anyone who wants to be the final body in that team>
Deadprez: Ryan Wilson is not playing along and Strawberry Steve found that out.
(The scene pans to Consuela Rose Ava at the lounge with her hands on her hips. Her eyes are piercing through the soul of SKA. She has stared at SKA for the past few minutes, never letting go of her glare. Meanwhile, Raven Roberts and Harlow Reichert sat on opposite sides of the couch, on their phones, checking on social media. They are not paying much attention to what’s going on with Consuela and SKA, but seem to be looking up every now and then to see what is going on.)
Consuela Rose Ava: Well, SKA, is there something that you have to say?
SKA: Is this about Terry?
Consuela Rose Ava: (mocks SKA) ‘Is this about Terry?’ (going back to her normal voice) Yes, this is about Terry. I understand that the two of you were in the same match last night on Dynasty, but that’s my boyfriend that you’re talking too. You may not have an issue with me. I don’t have an issue with you, but stirring shit with Terry may get you on my bad side.
SKA: All I did was fact check him and say that you wore the trousers in your relationship with him.
Consuela Rose Ava: I mean…you’re not wrong. :mjgrin: But, I’m trying not to have this Brand Warfare stuff tear my blooming relationship with him. There’s many factors that could mess up my relationship with him, but we’re trying to avoid all of that shit. If I don’t have this discussion with you, he’ll probably think that I’m encouraging this kind of behavior and I don’t need to find myself on the receiving end of that lecture again. However, I don’t mind you being all ‘EAW Historian’ and fact checking him, the bums on Dynasty are the ones that we should be targeting out of all the brands. If you gotta fact check anyone, Charlie Marr and Chris Elite are the two people you gotta do your research on, but you didn’t hear it from me.
SKA: Noted. Also, if you two let this match tear you two apart, then, your relationship wasn’t strong to stay together for the long haul. Just my two cents.
(Consuela Rose Ava nods as Jake Smith walks into the camera frame, carrying a white box with him. He seems to be EXTRA careful with it, but the rest of the Brand Warfare team, don’t seem to care.)
Consuela Rose Ava: Jake, it’s refreshing to see you here. What’s in the box?
Jake Smith: In this box, is a little present for MY Brand Warfare team!
(Harlow Reichert looks up from her phone as she rolls her eyes.)
Harlow Reichert: What makes you think that we’re going to accept anything from you? What bullshit are you trying to pull, Jake?
Jake Smith: I’m not pulling any bullshit. I come here in peace.I even brought presents. Now, everyone, look inside!
(Jake Smith opens the white box. One by one, a Brand Warfare team member pulls out a blue cupcake. Consuela Rose Ava’s face lights up. The woman can never say ‘no’ to a cupcake.)
Consuela Rose Ava: Cupcakes are my weakness. :noah:
SKA: What an interesting surprise. Is this buttercream icing?
Harlow Reichert: Did you cook this?
Jake Smith: Indeed, I did.
Harlow Reichert: To the trash it goes —
(Harlow Reichert goes to throw the cupcake on the trash, but Jake Smith halts her.)
Jake Smith: Don’t knock it before you try it. I worked very hard on these. I burned myself on a few occasions, but I followed the instructions on the back of the box. 🥺
Raven Roberts: What do we have to lose?
(A strange beeping nose is heard in the background.)
Consuela Rose Ava: Is it me or do I hear a beeping noise?
Harlow Reichert: Yeah, I hear it too.
SKA: Wait, I think they’re coming from these —
(All at the same time, the cupcake explode directly at the faces of the Showdown Brand Warfare team. Some of them are knocked to the ground. All of them are completely covered in cupcake and blue frosting.)
Harlow Reichert: JAKE, IS THIS SUPPOSED TO BE HILARIOUS?!?!?
Jake Smith: I swear to god. I didn’t tamper with them. :whoa:
Consuela Rose Ava: CAN I EVER HAVE MY CUPCAKE IN PEACE? :noah:
(While the entire Showdown Brand Warfare team is complaining about them being covered in cupcake, it slowly pans to the Dynasty Brand Warfare team — Charlie Marr, Xander Payne, Chris Elite and MITSUBACHI — snickering in the background. In front of them, is the genius behind the idea, Xander Payne.)
Charlie Marr: They are so fucking pathetic and cringy? How do people watch this shit?
Xander Payne: The show fell apart once I got traded to Dynasty.
Chris Elite: More like it fell apart when I got traded to Dynasty. :mjgrin:
MITSUBACHI: So, can I use my murder hornets?
(MITSUBACHI pulls out a cage full of murder hornets as the rest of Team Dynasty take a step back.)
Chris Elite: Get that shit away from us. We’re trying not to die.
(Chris Elite makes his way out of the group as Charlie Marr and Xander Payne do the same thing. Soon after, MITSUBACHI follows them as the scene fade elsewhere.)
(Commercial for Territorial Invasion appears. Watch Jamie O’Hara defend the Answers World Championship against Lethal Consequences in two weeks!)
(The scene opens up once again with all of Team Malosi sitting on a bench. Ronan Malosi holds an ice pack on the back of his head. James Ranger has an ice pack covering his right eye. It’s safe to say that his conversation with the inmates did not go as well as he would have hoped.)
James Ranger: I was not expecting to get punched at all.
Ronan Malosi: I wasn’t expecting to get my head bashed in on a toilet (glares at Jon Kelton).
Jon Kelton: I may have went a little too far, but I just got lost in the moment. If we’re going to be here, why not have fun?
Ronan Malosi: Was blindsiding me necessary? Also, (looks at Maxwell) where were you to help me out?
Maxwell: The inmates didn’t need the extra help.
Ronan Malosi: I hate you.
Maxwell: Doesn’t everyone?
James Ranger: They may not have had our backs in the fight tonight, but I doubt that will be the case at Territorial Invasion. We are all here together for one reason, to bond together as a team. Even though the trip wasn’t what Ronan was expecting, we all learned something about one another here today. I’m sure, when that bell rings, we all have each other’s backs. We don’t like each other and we all know that. It’s all business. You guys can all agree, right?
Jon Kelton: Ehhh, I guess.
Maxwell: I’m all about business once I step foot inside the ring.
Ronan Malosi: Despite what transpired today, I don’t hold it against any of you. You don’t even need to apologize for your actions today. It’s all water under the bridge. Ryan’s team seems a bit more united than we are, and we don’t even have our full team completed yet. But I know all of you wanna go in at Territorial Invasion, and shock everybody when a team with no chemistry comes in and wins the whole thing. And I promise you guys, once I’m GM, you will ALL be rewarded! :blessed:
Jon Kelton: I’m expecting my Hardcore Match.
Ronan Malosi: AFTER WHAT YOU PULLED HERE TONIGHT?!
Jon Kelton: Pretty much. I can always just withdraw from the team.
Ronan Malosi: :krabs:!!! NO! OKAY! DEAL IS STILL ON!
Maxwell: Yall talkin bout Territorial Invasion, but we prolly not even gonna make it there.
Ronan Malosi: Look, I am going to talk to an officer and smooth the entire situation out. I am the captain, so I am going to step up and try to get us all out.
(Ronan steps up to the bars and tries to get the officer’s attention.)
Ronan Malosi: Umm, excuse me sir, me and my friends were wondering–
Random Mountie: No.
Ronan Malosi: Come on, you didn’t even know what I was even gonna say! :noah:
Random Mountie: No.
Ronan Malosi: Come on, it’s all a terrible misunderstanding. Look, the three men with men did nothing wrong. Let them go, if you must. :pensive: I realized that when I took the role of being captain, I didn’t realize that it would mean to think of others before myself. Spending the past two hours in jail has made me realize a lot of things.
Random Mountie: I’m trying to read here. Stop talking!
Ronan Malosi: I am in the middle of a moment of realization. At least, you can hear me out.
Random Mountie: Don’t make me get my mace.
James Ranger: STOP RONAN! It’s not worth it!
Random Inmate: (walks up behind Ronan) You tryna leave us? :shaq:
Ronan Malosi: :krabs: Of course not! Just trying to strike up a conversation!
(The telephone is heard ringing from across the room as the Random Mountie goes over to answer the call.)
Random Inmate: I don’t think that leaving us is the best thing to do.
Jon Kelton: (from the bench) We’re going to be stuck here forever (drops his head down).
Ronan Malosi: I could never imagine leaving any of you. It seems like we’ve become great friends!
Random Inmate: :usure: !!!!!
Ronan Malosi: Of course! Would I ever lie to you?
(Before the random inmate could answer the question, the Random Mountie returns to the cell. He gets the keys from the wall and unlocks the cell and looks at Team Malosi, who are all together.)
Random Mountie: Gentlemen, you’re free to go.
(Team Malosi is more than thrilled by the entire thing. Ronan Malosi gets the fuck out of the cell and begins to embrace the Random Mountie. James Ranger, Maxwell and Jon Kelton exit the cell to join Ronan.)
Ronan Malosi: I knew that you were a smart man! (looks at his team) You see? My persuasion worked!
Random Mountie: No, that was Ryan Wilson. He somehow managed all of our staff to drop the charges, because he wanted you guys to make it to Territorial Invasion…whatever that’s called. Since we’re really big fans of Ryan, we decided to oblige.
Ronan Malosi: RYAN WILSON?! He bailed us out?! And you guys are all fans of him?!
Random Mountie: He’s Canada’s favorite son! :wow:
Ronan Malosi: He’s not as good as me, right? :mjgrin:
Random Mountie: What’s your name again sir?
Ronan Malosi: Ronan Malosi, ‘The Hot Takes King,’ the NEXT General Manager of Saturday Night Showdown!
(The mountie shakes his head, giving the look as if he’s never heard of Ronan.)
Ronan Malosi: I don’t have to stand here and take this! Team Malosi…WE’RE OUTTA HERE!!
(Team Malosi begins to make their way out of the station, but the Random Mountie halts them.)
Random Mountie: Before you interrupted me, Ryan wanted me to address that there’s a catch for him bailing you out.
Ronan Malosi: WHAT?!
Random Mountie: That’s right. Next week on Showdown, he said that you (Kelton), will face you (James), and you two will face you (Maxwell) in a triple threat match–
Ronan Malosi: WHAT?!?! YOU CAN’T PIT MY TEAMMATES AGAINST EACH OTHER LIKE THIS!
Random Mountie: I’m not, Canada’s favorite son Ryan Wilson is. Don’t shoot the messenger.
Random Mountie: And one more thing, Ronan Malosi will serve as the special guest referee.
Ronan Malosi: I REFUSE! NO!!!
Random Mountie: And if you don’t, he will go to your boss at Applebees and tell him all about what happened here today.
Ronan Malosi: FUCK. I don’t have any other choice now.
(The Random Mountie leaves the scene. Team Malosi are all looking at each other, feeling conflicted on the situation ahead of them. The scene fades back to ringside.)
( The remix of “Smoke And Drive” by Machine Gun Kelly begins to echo throughout the performance center as Justin Windgate is accompanied to the stage by ear-deafening cheers. Windgate calmly makes his way down towards the ring and appears more concentrated on the task at hand than ever. )
Gina Romano: INTRODUCING FIRST! From Detroit, Michigan, weighing in at 225 pounds… “THE XTREME CLASSIC”, JUSTINNNNNNNNNNNNNN WINDGGGATEEEEEE!!!
Eve: Ever since Pain For Pride season came to an end, Justin Windgate’s career has been a rollercoaster lately. He has lost his last two matches against Xavier Williams and Jamie O’Hara, but tonight, he hopefully is able to end that negative transmission by picking up a victory over one of his Wargames comrades, Jack Ripley.
( As Justin Ripley makes home in one of the corner turnbuckles, “BxMxC” by BABYMETAL begins to blast through the speaker to a humongous, positive reception. Jack Ripley jerks the curtain and begins to confidently stride down the ring. )
Gina Romano: AND HIS OPPONENT! From Las Vegas, Nevada, weighing in at 202 pounds…. “THE STRAIGHT SHOOTER”, JAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACKK RIPLEY!!!
Deadprez: Jack Ripley is a far cry from a cakewalk and Justin Windgate is going to have an extremely difficult time overcoming his presence tonight. There is a reason why Ripley was selected to be thrown into the WarGames cage. It is because he has proven time-and-time again how resilient and persistent he is when it comes to that squared circle, and Windgate is going to get a taste of that in tonight’s main event.
( DING! DING! DING! )
Deadprez: This match is underway here as Ripley and Windgate now meet in the center of the squared circle. It’s recommended that these two don’t wear each other out as we are around the corner of Territorial Invasion, but judging their tendencies. Ripley and Windgate are going to blow the roof off this place no matter what obstacle is ahead of them! They initiate in a collar-and–elbow tie up. Windgate situates him in a headlock, but not for long as Ripley shrugs him off into the ropes. Windgate comes off the ropes and BODIES RIPLEY WITH A SHOULDER TACKLE!
Eve: Ripley goes down as Windgate comes off the ropes once again. Windgate hops over Ripley, ducks the leapfrog, and goes for another BIG TIME SHOULDER TACKLE! RIPLEY ADAPTS AND COUNTERS IT INTO A SEAMLESS ARM DRAG!! AND ANOTHER ONE!! Ripley Irish whips him into the ropes and rebounds off! HE JUMPS UP TO TAKE WINDGATE DOWN FOR A HURRICANRANA!
Deadprez: BUT WINDGATE FLIPS FORWARD AND LANDS SAFELY OFF THE HURRICANRANA!! RIPLEY IS SHOCKED AS HE IMMEDIATELY LASHES BACK ONTO HIS FEET!! SUPERKICK!! “YOU’LL FLOAT TOO”!! NO!! WINDGATE CATCHES HIS FOOT AND WHIPS IT DOWN!! RIPLEY GOES FACE FIRST INTO THE CANVAS AND WINDGATE NOW DROPS DOWN AND HOOKS THE ARM!! THE “X-GRIP”!!! THE “X-GRIP” LOCKED IN BY “THE XTREME CLASSIC”
Gavin Kirkland: NO!!! RIPLEY MANAGES TO ROLL OUT OF THE “X-GRIP” SUBMISSION HOLD AND PINS WINDGATE DOWN WITH AN ARM WRENCH INSIDE CRADLE!! HE IMMEDIATELY POWERS OUT OF THE CRADLE BEFORE THE OFFICIAL COULD GET A COUNT IN AS BOTH MEN GET UP TO THEIR FEET!! RIPLEY GOES FOR A THIRD ARM DRAG IN THIS MATCH!! BUT WINDGATE HOLDS ONTO HIS ARM AND LIFTS HIM UP!!
Deadprez: HE LIFTS HIM OFF THE GROUND WITH A BACK SUPLEX!! RIPLEY LANDS ONTO HIS FEET AND GETS AHOLD OF HIM! BUT WINDGATE QUICKLY NAILS HIM WITH A BACK ELBOW!! RIPLEY IS ON SPAGHETTI LEGS AS WINDGATE NOW COMES OFF THE ROPES… AND SOARS HIGH UP INTO THE AIR!! POTENTIALLY FOR A HURRICANRANA!! WAIT!! RIPLEY SNATCHES HIM IN MID-AIR AND SPIKES HIM DOWN WITH A SIT-OUT POWERBOMB!! SHOULDERS ARE DOWN!!
Eve: WINDGATE HOIST SHIS SHOULDER UP!! Ripley immediately whips him into the corner and peppers him with two roundhouse kicks before COMING OFF THE OPPOSITE CORNER!! AND SMASHING “THE XTREME CLASSIC” WITH A CORNER FOREARM SMASH!! RIPLEY THEN GOES FOR ANOTHER ONE!! AND SQUASHES HIM INTO THE CORNER ONCE AGAIN!! HE THEN BRINGS HIM INTO THE MIDDLE INTO THE RING AND DROPS HIM WITH A SNAPMARE!!! SOCCER KICK TO THE BACK FOLLOWED UP BY A SLIDING DROPKICK TO THE LEFT EAR! COUNT IT, REF!
Deadprez: KICK-OUT! Xavier Williams watching his T.I partners battle it out tonight from the sidelines, and perhaps here to reinforce that this match goes down fairly. Ripley places Windgate into a headlock on the canvas in an attempt to soften him up because the season Windgate is vulnerable, Ripley will be able to connect that superkick, and a handful of people do not recommend being on the receiving end of it.
Eve: Windgate starts to fight out of it! Punch after punch to the midsection, driving the air out of his body! Ripley’s hold is starting to crumble here as WINDGATE COMPLETELY LOOSENS OUT OF THE HEADLOCK WITH ONE FINAL BLOW TO THE STOMACH!! THE HEADLOCK IS RELINQUISHES HERE BUT RIPLEY WITH A HAYMAKER OF A FOREARM SMASH ACROSS THE TEMPLE OF “THE XTREME CLASSIC”.
Gavin Kirkland: THAT GOT HIM ON THE BUTTON HERE AS RIPLEY COMES OFF THE ROPES!! WINDGATE INTERCEPTS AND LIFTS RIPLEY INTO A FIREMAN’S CARRY!! HE HOISTS HIM UP!! RIPLEY GETS THE FRONT HEADSCISSORS AND SENDS WINDGATE FLYING THROUGH THE ROPES AND ONTO RINGSIDE WITH A HURRICANRANA COUNTER!! RIPLEY NOW GETS UP AND RUNS THE ROPES!! TOPE SUICIDA!
Eve: BUT WINDGATE CATCHES HIM IN MID-AIR TO A FIREMAN’S CARRY!! HE RUNS, FLIPS, AND PLANTS HIM WITH A ROLLING FIREMAN’S CARRY SENTON!! HE IMMEDIATELY SPRINGS ONTO HIS FEET, BACKFLIPS OFF THE STEEL STEPS AND SPLASHES DOWN ONTO RIPLEY WITH A MOONSAULT!! WHAT A COMBINATION HERE AS WINDGATE BRINGS HIM BACK INTO THE SQUARED CIRCLE. RIPLEY WINDS UP TO HIS FEET BUT WINDGATE SOARS OFF THE THIRD ROPE!! AND FLATTENS HIM WITH A SPRINGBOARD CROSSBODY! LATERAL PRESS!!
Eve: KICK-OUT!! That sequence is unable to put him away as Windgate quickly emerges to his feet. Ripley has silently rolled out of the ring and Windgate takes notice as he steps through the ropes. Jack Ripley is subconscious from that sequence of maneuvers as he’s inclined against the apron! WINDGATE SPRINTS ACROSS AND DROPS THE LEG ACROSS RIPLEY’S CHEST!! BUT RIPLEY GOT OFF THE APRON AT THE LAST SECOND!! NOBODY’S HOME AS WINDGATE CRASHES HIS LEG ONTO THE HARDEST PART OF THE RING AND GETS DRILLED WITH A ROUNDHOUSE KICK!! RIPLEY WITH A BRUTAL KICK TO THE FACE AS HE NOW PULLS HIM OFF THE APRON!! LIFTS HIM UP INTO THE AIR!! AND SPIKES HIM INTO THE RINGSIDE FLOOR WITH A SNAP SUPLEX!! HE THROWS HIM BACK INTO THE RING AND HOOKS BOTH LEGS! COVER!
Deadprez: WINDGATE POPS HIS SHOULDER UP!! Ripley gets off his body and begins to ascend the turnbuckles! Ripley may be on the cusp of ending this match to his favour here but WINDGATE GETS UP AND JOINS HIM ON THE TOP TURNBUCKLE!! BOTH MEN JOCKEYING FOR POSITION ON THE TOP TURNBUCKLE HERE, BUT RIPLEY USES HIS HEIGHT DIFFERENCE TO ENCUMBER HIM WITH DOWNWARD PUNCHES!
Gavin Kirkland: Ripley unloading his knuckles atop the crown of Windgate’s head here as he is now stunned! Ripley makes his way completely onto the top turnbuckle and JUMPS BACKWARDS!! AS HE GOES DOWN, HE GRABS AHOLD OF WINDGATE’S HEAD!! SPINS AROUND… AND DRILLS HIM WITH AN AVALANCHE TORNADO DDT!! THIS IS WHAT HE TOOK OUT “THE HOT TAKE KING” WITH!! HE GOES FOR THE COVER!!
Eve: WINDGATE GETS HIS SHOULDER UP ONCE AGAIN! RIPLEY CAN’T BELIEVE IT!! RIPLEY IS APOPLECTIC!! RIPLEY NOW GETS UP TO HIS FEET AND USES HIS RIGHT FOOT TO BRING WINDGATE UP TO HIS FEET!!! HIS FOOT IS BENEATH HIS JAW AS HE SIGNALS FOR THE END!! HE SHRUGS HIM AWAY INTO THE CENTER OF THE RING AND GOES FOR IT!! “YOU’LL FLOAT TOO”!!!!
Deadprez: WINDGATE WITH A DROPKICK INTERCEPTIO!N! PRECISION DROPKICK GROUNDS RIPLEY HERE AS WINDGATE NOW WINDS UP TO HIS FEET!! WINDGATE DOES THE POST BEFORE RUNNING AND ROLLING INTO THE CANVAS… FOR THE SMOKE BOMB SENTON!!
Eve: BUT RIPLEY GETS UP TO HIS FEET AT THE LAST SECOND AND NAILS HIM WITH THE KNEE STRIKE!! “DAYLIGHT SLAYING TIME” CONNECTS ACROSS THE MUSHER AS RIPLEY NOW REELS BACK INTO THE CORNER….. AND SPREADS HIS ARM!! BEFORE HE MOTIONS IN FOR THE SUPERKICK!! BUT WINDGATE GRABS HIS LEG, WHIPS IT AWAY AND GRABS HIS HEAD!! AND DRILLS HIM WITH A DEVASTATING SNAP DDT!! A SNAP DDT!! THAT COULD’VE BROKEN HIS NECK HERE AS WINDGATE HOVERS OVER FOR THE PINFALL ATTEMPT! THIS COULD BE IT!
Gavin Kirkland: RIPLEY GETS HIS SHOULDER UP!! Ripley was almost finished off right there as Windgate is up on his feet! What a fast-action paced exchange that was moments ago as WINDGATE GRABS THE HEAD BY THE SIDE!! RUNS AND STEPS UP THE TURNBUCKLES!! HE’S GOING FOR THE SHIRANUI OFF THE CORNER!! BUT RIPLEY STANDS HIS GROUND AND WINDGATE FLIPS ONTO HIS FEET INSTEAD!
Eve: RIPLEY CLOCKS HIM WITH A FOREARM SMASH!! HE THEN FOLLOWS UP WI- WINDGATE RESPONDS WITH AN OVERHEAD KICK OUT OF NOWHERE! RIPLEY IS STAGGERED AS WINDGATE NOW QUICKLY CHARGES INTO HIM! RIPLEY TWISTS AROUND… AND BLASTS WINDGATE IN THE JAW WITH A DISCUS FOREARM SMASH!! THAT GOT HIM!! WINDGATE IS OUT AS RIPLEY NOW GOES AROUND THE WAIST AND JUMPS UP!! INVERTED FRANKENSTEINAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!!
Deadprez: WAIT!! WINDGATE MANAGES TO FLIP BACKWARD ONTO HIS FEET!! RIPLEY IS CLUELESS AS WINDGATE EMERGES FROM BEHIND, JUMPS UP ONTO HIS NECK AND DRILLS HIM WITH AN INVERTED FRANKENSTEINER!! IT CONNECTS AS WINDGATE NOW COMES OFF THE ROPES, ROLLS INTO THE GROUND AND SHOOTS INTO THE AIR!! AND LANDS THE “SMOKE BOMB” INTO THE HEART OF THE “STRAIGHT SHOOTER”!! THIS HAS TO BE IT!
Eve: KICK-OUT!!! Windgate is furious and is trying to contain it to the best of his ability as he now steps through the ropes and begins to situate himself on the top turnbuckle! WINDGATE IS POTENTIALLY LOOKING TO CONNECT WITH THE MATCH-ENDING “X-FACTOR”!! THIS COULD BE THE ONE IN THE CHAMBER TO TAKE DOWN THE “STRAIGHT SHOOTER”!!
Gavin Kirkland: NO!! WINDY GATES IS INTERRUPTED BY RIPLEY!! RIPLEY JUST HOPPED ONTO THE TOP TURNBUCKLE OUT OF THE BLUE AS BOTH INDIVIDUALS ARE ONCE AGAIN JOCKEYING FOR POSITION ON THE TOP TURNBUCKLE!! AND IT SEEMS LIKE RIPLEY HAS THE ADVANTAGE YET AGAIN!!
Deadprez: HE JUMPS UP AND GETS THE FRONT HEADSCISSORS!! AND CAPSIZES THE FORMER EAW NEW BREED CHAMPION WITH AN AVALANCHE HURRICANRANA!! WHAT!?!?!? JUSTIN WINDGATE MANAGES TO LAND ON HIS FEET AND ROLL INTO THE CANVAS UNRUFFLED!!! RIPLEY GETS UP TO HIS FEET AND GOES FOR THE SUPERKICK!!
Eve: THE SUPERKICK ATTEMPT FAILS AS WINDGATE DUCKS IT!! WINDGATE NOW FASTLY MAKES HIS WAY UP THE TURNBUCKLES!! AND SOARS OFF WITH A MOONSAULT!!!! AIR WINDGATEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE- “YOU’LL FLOAT TOO”!!!! “YOU’LL FLOAT TOO” TO THE JAW OF JUSTIN WINDGATE IN MID-AIR!!
Deadprez: JACK RIPLEY DEMONSTRATING WHY HE IS THE “STRAIGHT SHOOTER” WITH THAT IMPECCABLE TIMING RIGHT THERE!! HIS PATENTED SUPERKICK RIGHT ONTO THE BUTTON IN MID-AIR AS RIPLEY NOW HOOKS THE ARMS AND CARRIES HIM ONTO HIS BACK!! THIS IS IT!! HE DRILLS HIM DOWN EMPHATICALLY WITH THE VERTEBREAKER!! “THE RIPPLE EFFECT”!!! SHOULDERS ARE DOWN!!
Eve: WINDGATE POPS HIS SHOULDER UP!!! Windgate remains to stay alive as Xavier Williams seems a bit impressed by this collective performance of his Territorial: Invasion comrades! Windgate is in la-la land here as Jack Ripley is preparing for the end! Ripley is in the corner, spreading his arms! HE HAS WINDGATE IN HIS CROSSHAIRS!! AND HE DARTS….
Deadprez: WINDGATE WITH A CARTWHEEL EVASION!! RIPLEY WAS GOING FOR THE SUPERKICK, BUT WINDGATE WHEELED OUT OF THE WAY AT THE LAST SECOND!!! WINDGATE NOW JUMPS ONTO RIPLEY WITH A WHEELBARROW.. HE MOVES UP HIS BODY AND GROUNDS HIM WITH AN ARM DRAG TAKEDOWN BEFORE TRANSITIONING IT INTO THE MODIFIED REVERSE ROLLING PRAWN HOLD!! THIS IS IT!! RIPLEY IS TRAPPED!!
Gavin Kirkland: KICK-OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WINDGATE LITERALLY ALMOST HAD HIM THERE AS BOTH ELITISTS GET UP TO THEIR FEET!! WINDGATE CONNECTS FIRST WITH A FLUSH SUPERKICK!! RIPLEY LOOKS TO CONNECT WITH AN OVERHEAD KICK!! BUT WINDGATE SIDESTEPS IT! RIPLEY LANDS ON HIS CHEST AND IMMEDIATELY GETS NAILED WITH ANOTHER FLUSH SUPERKICK!! WINDGATE NOW GRABS HIS HEAD BY THE SIDE AND BEGINS RUNNING WITH HIM!
Deadprez: “RUNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN IT UP”!!!! NO!! WINDGATE LOSES CONTROL OF THE RUNNING SHIRANUI AS RIPLEY HAS HIM ON HIS SHOULDERS!! OH NO!!! HE CARRIES FROM ONE CORNER TO THE OTHER!! AND SENDS HIM FACE-FIRST INTO THE SECOND TURNBUCKLE WITH THE LAWNDART TOSS!! LAWNDART TOSS AS RIPLEY NOW LOOKS FOR THE SUPERKICK!! HERE HE GOES!!
Eve: FRANKENSTEINER!! WINDGATE COUNTERS IT AND DRIVES RIPLEY INTO THE MAT WITH THE FRANKENSTEINER AS HE HOOKS BOTH LEGS!!
Eve: KICK-OUT!!! WHAT A COUNTER AS HE LITERALLY SPIKED HIS HEAD WITH THAT FRANKENSTEINER AS BOTH INDIVIDUALS ARE EVIDENTLY EXHAUSTED BY WHAT THEY HAVE DONE SO FAR IN THIS MATCH! Xavier Williams keeping his eyes fixated onto this match as both individuals wind up to their feet. However, Windgate remains in the squared circle while Ripley is on the apron!
Deadprez: AND THEY BEGIN TO EXCHANGE STRIKES!! LEFT FROM WINDGATE!! AND A RIGHT FROM RIPLEY!! LEFT! RIGHT! LEFT! RIGHT! LEFT! RIGHT!! AND THEY BOTH CONNECT WITH PUNCHES AT THE SAME TIME!! BOTH COMPETITORS PARTIALLY STAGGERED AS THEY SHOW MORE SIGN OF ENERGY!!
Eve: AND THEY NAIL EACH OTHER WITH ROPE-ASSISTED ENZIGURIS!!! BOTH INDIVIDUALS ARE NOW STUNNED AS THIS IS JUST A GAME OF WHOEVER GOES DOWN FIRST!!! RIPLEY AND WINDGATE SOMEHOW GET UP TO THEIR FEET QUICKLY!!! RIPLEY GOES A FOREARM SMASH OVER THE TOP ROPE, BUT WINDGATE CAUGHT HIM WITH A STEP-UP ENZIGURI!!
Deadprez: WINDGATE USED THE ROPES TO STEP UP AND CONNECT WITH THE ENZIGURI NOW AS HE GRABS THE THIRD ROPE WITH TWO HANDS.. HERE HE GOES!! SLINGSHOT DDT OFF THE APRON!! NO!!! RIPLEY AVOIDS THE “XTREME LANDING”, NO PUN INTENDED AS HE NOW LIFTS HIM UP!! WHAT STRENGTH BY THE “STRAIGHT SHOOTER” AS HE JUST DROPS HIM ONTO THE RINGSIDE FLOOR!! WINDGATE GOES CHEST FIRST ONTO THE FLOOR AS RIPLEY NOW FALLS THROUGH THE ROPES AND INTO THE RING..
Eve: RIPLEY NOW EMERGES TO HIS FEET AND RUNS THE ROPE!! AND HE DARTS THROUGH THE AIR AND ONTO WINDGATE’S HEAD!! HE SPINS AROUND AND DRILLS HIM WITH A DDT ONTO THE RINGSIDE FLOOR!! TOPE SUICIDA TRANSIITONED INTO THE DDT AS HE SLIDES HIM BACK INTO THE SQUARED CIRCLE!!
Eve: RIPLEY NOW QUICKLY ASCENDING THE TURNBUCKLES!! RIPLEY IS ON THE CUSP OF VICTORY HERE AS HE IS PERCHED ON THE TOP TURNBUCKLE!! RIPLEY IS ABOUT TO PROVE THAT HE POSSESSES THE PROPHETIC VISION HERE ON SHOWDOWN-
Deadprez: DRAKE KING!!! DRAKE JUST WIPED OUT XAVIER WILLIAMS HERE AT WINGSIDE WITH “THE GUILLOTINE” AS DRAKE IS NOW CONFRONTING GAVIN!!! DRAKE KING IS STARING DOWN GAVIN WITH A CREEPY SMILE AS JACK RIPLEY IS STILL ON THE TOP TURNBUCKLE, SHOCKED THAT HE JUST SAW OUR CAPTAIN GO DOWN! WHAT THE HELL IS HAPPENING HERE??
Drake King: I am going to need you to STOP.
Gavin Kirkland: Stop what?
( DING! DING! DING! )
Eve: LOOK!! MALCOLM JONES JUMPS ONTO THE APRON BEHIND RIPLEY!! AND HE SHOVES HIM OFF THE TOP TURNBUCKLE!! AND RIPLEY GOES OVER THE TOP TURNBUCKLE AND CRASHES HIS BACK ONTO THE EDGE OF THE APRON!! RIPLEY PLUMMETS ONTO THE HARDEST PART OF THE RING HERE, COURTESY OF MALCOLM JONES AS DRAKE KING CONTINUES TO INTIMIDATE OUR BROADCAST PARTNER HERE!
Gavin Kirkland: I DIDN’T SAY ANYTHING!!
Drake King: You know what you said. Therefore, I suggest you apologize for your sins.
Gavin Kirkland: HUH? WHAT SINS? I AM JUST A COMMENTATOR!!
Deadprez: “LEADING LEFT”!!!! DARCY MAY MORGAN KNOCKS THE SOUL OUT OF JUSTIN WINDGATE’S BODY HERE AS THE TEAM VOLTAGE WARGAMES PARTICIPANTS ARE LAYING WASTE TO TEAM SHOWDOWN!! MALCOLM COMES OFF THE APRON AND JUMPS ONTO THE SUBCONSCIOUS RIPLEY!! HE FLIPS HIM OVER AND DRILLS HIM WITH A FLIP PILEDRIVER ONTO THE RINGSIDE FLOOR!! GOD DAMN!!! “SHAKE THE ROOM” CONNECTS AS TEAM VOLTAGE IS MOST DEFINITELY SHAKING THE ROOM HERE TONIGHT WITH THEIR PRESENCE! SECURITY PERSONNEL ARE BEGINNING TO UNLOAD OUT OF THE LOCKER ROOMS NOW AS MORGAN, JONES, AND KING JUMP THE BARRICADE AND MAKE THEIR WAY OUT.
Eve: This is a recurring theme where brands go at each other’s necks for bragging rights and Team Voltage walks out of tonight with a successful hit-and-run. They definitely sent a message here and added more tension and excitement as we are less than two weeks separated from Wargames pandemonium. Gavin, are you okay?
Gavin Kirkland: Of course I am okay, what the fuck is wrong with that guy?
Deadprez: Well, everyone has been questioning Drake King’s attitude lately, but tonight’s Showdown main event gets spoiled by Team Voltage and I am sure there will be even more hell to pay come next week.
(The last shot as of Team Showdown helping each other up as Team Voltage stares them down from the socially distanced crowd.)
(EAW logo buzzes.)