(EAW intro plays.)
(RECAP: The recap opens with HRDO’s visit to Showdown from last week where he would come close to relinquishing Ryan Wilson of his duties, but Xavier Williams would interject himself in the situation and negotiate for not only Ryan’s General Manager position on the line in their match at Under Siege, but to also have his EAW career on the line as well. Up next, we’d witness our first match of the night featuring Strawberry Steve versus…Strawberry Steve. The match would be truly hard fought along with being back and forth, but in the end, Strawberry Steve would retain his title, and soon have to be stretchered out after the match he fought. Hopefully this isn’t the last time we see our BBB Champion in action. We would then see Antoine Iacob, who would introduce himself to the Showdown audience, letting us that when he wants something, he gets it, and that will be no different here in the realm of EAW. Cage was seen for a backstage interview with Kyra Phillips afterwards. Cage would give some clarity on his absence and let us know that he is back, out for blood, and ready to go through anyone who stands in his way of reaching the pinnacle one more time. Ryan Wilson was shown to be irate with the planned match for Under Siege before Lucas Johnson came in to ask for another opportunity at the Interwire Championship, however, Kid Ohio had the same idea, and both guys would be announced as the first two competitors set to compete at Under Siege to earn the next shot at the Interwire Championship. Lucas Johnson would have to digest that AND go compete in his match against Cage which was up next, Lucas put up a good fight, but the Edgecrusher was just too much for him. Cage wins in his return to action and would oddly carry Lucas Johnson out to the back with him, more to possibly come on that soon. It was time for Kensington’s Country Cookin afterward with a special guest in Bronson Daniels. Bronson Daniels would not be there for the festivities and was more interested in trying to kick the ass of the woman who cost him his opportunity last week. But Kensington would get the upper hand, thanks to a little kitchen equipment that came in handy. James Ranger was seen next going up against the newly confident Consuela. James had his burst of offense here and there but it was ultimately all Consuela who pretty handily beat James, and proved that when it comes to her, confidence is dangerous. We then witnessed a tag match between Chained Fury and the makeshift team of Bethany Blue and Justin Windgate aka Medical Marijuana. It wouldn’t take too long for the match to descend into chaos after the referee was inadvertently taken out by Ronan Malosi, Xavier Williams coming in to interfere and attack Wilson while he said ref was done, Cage following shortly with his attack on Bethany Blue. This would end up leaving Justin Windgate and Ronan Malosi to Duke it out for their teams, Windgate would land a low blow and shooting star press on Ronan, however, winning the match for his team. But the win would not come without controversy after we realized that Ronan was actually not the legal man for his team. Speaking of Ronan, he would promise to defeat Windgate and Under Siege and earn the love of Alissa Brady, who said she didn’t believe he had a chance at defeating Justin Windgate. Justin Windgate, who would inadvertently walk in on Ronan’s comment meant for the away Alissa. A blockbuster match between Xavier Williams and Raven Roberts would take place next where Ryan Wilson would get a measure of revenge for earlier by costing Xavier Williams his match through attacking Raven Roberts, who would end up stopping Ryan from attacking Williams with a pipe to enact a measure of revenge of her own. The main event of the evening would then take place with Harlow Reichert versus Jack Ripley for the coveted Answers World Championship. Ripley would end up winning, while Kassidy Heart remained ringside to watch, which we’d soon find out was to scout the competition for Under Siege. That’s right, Kassidy Heart versus Jack Ripley for the Answers World Championship will take place at the event. The recap ends.)
(“Uncontainable” by Set It Off hits as blue and white pyro explodes on top of the stage and then the blue lights and lasers shine throughout the arena as the virtual fans are cheering ready for the show to begin.)
(SCREEN BAR — EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY!)
Eve: WELCOME TO EAW’S FLAGSHIP PROGRAM!! WELCOME TO SATURDAY NIGHT SHOWDOWN!!!!!
Deadprez: The fast track to Under Siege continues. Kass made her intentions known she’s coming for Jack and the Answers World Title match is set for Under Siege, along with Xav putting his career on the line for his shot at revenge on Ryan Wilson for almost taking his career from him back in October, and he has a chance to put an end to Ryan’s reign of terror!
Eve: Amazing show tonight as Xavier takes on another one of Ryan’s foes the past few months Dr. Bethany Blue in the main event! Is he trying to get Bethany to do the dirty work?
Gavin Kirkland: I’d do some dirty work relating to Bethany.
Eve: ONTO THE SHOW WE GO!!
(“BxMxC” by BABYMETAL blasts through the speakers as Jack Ripley, the Answers World Champion, comes out with the title on his shoulder. The virtual crowd gives him love and adoration as he makes his way down the ramp.)
Gina Romano: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN…PLEASE WELCOME AT THIS TIME…THE EAW ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPION… ‘THE STRAIGHT SHOOTER’…JACK RIPLEY!!!!!
Eve: We’re beginning things off with the Answers World Champion, who successfully retained his championship against Harlow Reichert in a wonderful main event match. It wasn’t until after the match where we saw King Kass reveal her Answers World Championship contract and share it with Jack Ripley. He acknowledged the date and their Answers World Championship match has been set for Under Siege.
Gavin Kirkland: Do you think the date of the contract had to change since the date of the show has changed now? :troll:
Eve: For those who might have missed the announcement, earlier today it was revealed that since EAW is going back on the road for Under Siege, traveling to Orlando, Florida, the show will be moved up a week, taking place on the 27th of May.
Deadprez: I don’t think the date matters much to Jack. It’s obvious that he’s been waiting for King Kass to cross his paths and now he is getting his wish. Jack looks quite focused about this match. He requested some time to come out here and call out King Kass.
Gavin Kirkland: Our flawless King is someone who I am looking forward to seeing what she has to say about Jack Ripley, but Jack has never been the one to hold back his tongue. He’s brash, blunt and will be vocal when he needs to be. He isn’t shy to get his point across and when you add the King’s very emotional, but ruthless attitude, I think that things are going to get quite ugly.
(Jack Ripley is already in the middle of the ring. Gina Romano hands him the microphone as Jack thanks her. “BxMxC” fades as Jack lets the virtual crowd get their cheering out of their system before speaking.)
Jack Ripley: At Under Siege, I finally step into the ring against ‘The Mauler.’ I step inside the ring against a woman who made history at King of Elite by winning the tournament and I’m not going to lie — I expected for Kassidy Heart, King Kass or whatever she likes to call herself to be hesitant to wave around her contract, or whatever the hell it is she is using to challenge for my Answers World Championship. I thought by watching me take Harlow Reichert to the limit, it would shy her away from the idea of challenging me. Instead, it intrigued her more to the point where she wants to put everything she has on the line against me. She wants to see if she can take down ‘The Straight Shooter’ and take his Answers World Championship. It won’t happen, and I refuse to let it happen, not when I have come as far as I have to win this championship I hold right here.
Jack Ripley: Since the first day that she walked through those EAW doors, management wanted her to succeed. Management put her in positions to succeed because they were in desperate need to make her into the next female face of this company, but she paraded around for about two years about how they were out to get her? She paraded around like no one wanted to see her success, but by the sound of how much the crowd booed at Astraea Jordan winning Empress of Elite, that tells another story? She wants to blame everyone and everything for holding her down as she saw other women surpass her when she should have been blaming herself. Her confidence was the issue. It was the one thing that was holding her back, but congratulations on her figuring out how to get a self-esteem, but it must be easy when you’re sleeping in the same bed as the Chairman, right? It’s easy when Mr. DEDEDE blesses you with EVERYTHING to succeed. From the personal advice to the trainers and private gyms, she is someone that EAW would have done ANYTHING to have her succeed. There was a part of me that was happy to see someone who was a tag team wrestler get their moment in the spotlight and prove that they’re more than a tag team wrestler, but when you compare Jack Ripley to Kassidy Heart, you will be shocked at the difference. When my partner got injured and left the company, people kept wondering if I was going to do the same thing. People wondered if I was going to leave the company with him, but I didn’t. Even then, I believed that management would have loved to see me leave. They didn’t believe that it was possible to rebuild my reputation as a single’s wrestler.
Jack Ripley: They wouldn’t have given a rat’s ass on whether I stayed or not because they never held my hand to success. Despite being part of the One Percent, I never had Theron Nikolas or Mr. DEDEDE having my back. I never had them looking out for me and my best interest. It was almost if I had to look out for myself. I had to look out for what was best for myself. I had to work for the things that I truly want. Meanwhile with Kassidy, she was a bit more privilege than me. She was young and full of potential. She was a product of Ronn Banks’ failed project, but they wanted her to have the entire world. They wanted her to be accomplished so damn soon. I mean, they gave Jaded Hearts Tag Team of the DECADE when they were barely around for a year at that point. Are we going to ignore that the only reason that they won was because David Davidson isn’t in this company anymore? A record-time three time Unified Tag Team Champions and we lost the award to a bunch of overrated sluts who wouldn’t have been able to hold a candle to us in the ring and that’s a fact, bitch. I’m not going to lie to myself and say that Kassidy isn’t the competition that I’ve been waiting for. She is, but so was Darcy May Morgan and Raven Roberts and I’ve defeated them both. Although, I’ve been talking a lot, but I’d like a word with ‘kInG kAsS’ before our match at Under Siege, so Kassidy, if DEDEDE doesn’t have you by your leash, I’d like for you to come out —
(“Monster” by Kayne West blasts through the speakers as King Kass comes out with the tiara on her head. She walks down the ramp with poise and confidence before walking around ringside and towards Gina Romano before forcing her up on her feet by her wrist and putting the microphone closer to her lips. Her entrance music dies down.)
Gina Romano: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN…PLEASE WELCOME…THE 2021 KING OF ELITE…KING KASS!!!!!!!
(The crowd boos as King Kass has her hands out in confidence, soaking in the reception of the crowd. She snatches the microphone from Gina Romano, pushing her down to her seat before making her way up to the ring.)
King Kass: Not going to lie, but I am never going to get tired of hearing that. ‘King Kass.’ It has a nice ring to it, don’t you think? My sexy DaddyGawd came up with the name and it just sounds so sexy coming out of his lips. Such a massive turn on, but here I am, Jack. I am providing you with the intention that you have been wanting from me for weeks. It seems like you had a ton to say before you decided to call me out in the ring. I expect you to be quiet as the King is talking, Jack. I just find all of this fire from you…amusing and heartwarming. For weeks, you’ve tried to get my attention. You, just like a lot of these cunts, have been namedropping me in their videos, just BEGGING for my attention, but unlike them, you are someone that’s quite significant at the moment. Do you want to know the reason why, Jack? It’s because of that Answers World Championship on your shoulder. It’s because you have a very important role going into Under Siege and that’s to live up to your expectation of being a transitional champion that you were always destined to be. You are nothing more than someone who’s only purpose is to keep that championship warmed up for me. That’s been the purpose of your reign. If anything, your entire reign is fucking pointless and if Jamie O’Hara hadn’t been emotionally checked out and keen on being a father, he would be standing in your spot, Jack.
(Jack Ripley doesn’t say anything, but listens to King Kass.)
King Kass: I still believed that it was my destiny to dethrone Jamie O’Hara and end his reign on top and you took that away from me, Jack. It’s not going to be anything to be bitter about. I believed it was all meant to be like this. I’m highly convinced that everything that I was put through physically and emotionally, it was to lead to this moment right here. You and I crossing paths in the middle of the ring, a few weeks before our big title match. It almost makes losing to Astraea Jordan at the Empress of Elite finals irrelevant in my eyes. Nothing felt more satisfying than making history by winning King of Elite. Do you know what’s going to feel even more satisfying? Taking that championship from you and becoming the first woman to walk into Pain for Pride as the Answers World Champion and retain her belt at the event. Something that Cameron Ella Ava couldn’t do last year. Poor CamCam. 😢 But yeah, that right there is going to truly feel satisfying. Not only will I do something that Cameron couldn’t do a year ago, but I’ve already done something that you couldn’t do and that was win the King of Elite tournament, but it seems like you redeemed yourself…with a second-rate championship reign that no one gives a shit about. At least, you redeemed yourself! I am confident that you’ll find a way to redeem yourself again after the giant loss that I’ll hand you at Under Siege. Maybe, you’ll get yourself another second-rate championship reign. Maybe, you’ll be able to get a victory over a Hall of Famer. Maybe, you’ll try your luck in Cash in the Vault, but I don’t expect you to be near MY title picture when I’m done with you.
King Kass: You have no idea how it feels to step into the ring with the best wrestler in this company. I am ‘Gawd’s Greatest Gift.’ I am Mr. DEDEDE’s pride and joy. I am an example of what happens when someone listens to his teachings. He makes success stories out of wrestlers like me. I thank Ryan for everything that he’s done for me. He’s made me a star and a top draw in this company, but I made myself a fucking King. Jack, you may be the Answers World Champion, but I am above you in every single way. I am the better tag team wrestler than you. I was the better mid-card champion than you. My reign as Universal Women’s Champion completely outshines whatever you’ve done in the past three months as Answers World Champion. Imagine what I’d be capable of as ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPION? My power has no limits. I can bring Gawd to his knees. I can make men and women envy me and make them wish that they have the success that I have. Maybe, there’s a reason why people invested in me more than they ever did for you. I showed time after time again on why I should be an investment in this company. I showed why I should be the face of this company. At least, it was noticed from the get-go that I’m more than a tag team wrestler. I had people wondering when I was going to break away into single’s action. You never had much people ask the same for you. No one asked for Jack Ripley to be a single’s star.
Jack Ripley: Is that how you envisioned things, Kassidy?
King Kass: That’s King Kass, you cunt.
Jack Ripley: I don’t give a fuck. I guess, you weren’t here when people were asking me and David on when we were going to be single stars. I didn’t want to see a day where that happened, but when specific things happened, I had no choice, but to adapt to the circumstances, but it wasn’t a failure on my part. I managed to win the 24/7 contract, PURE Championship. Hell, I fucking won War Games. That’s the difference between you and me, Kassidy; I can adapt on the spot while you’ve had everything else be adapted to you. You had everything since your return be molded into your favor when not many people get that luxury. You’re nothing more than a privileged bitch, Kassidy. The moment when you realize that things aren’t going to be as easy as they are, I see that confidence tear you on the inside. You may not like to show it, but I don’t buy any of this act. You take that tiara away from your head and you are nothing more than Kassidy Heart, a woman who will always dream about her moment and will never get it. At Under Siege, I not only look to tear that tiara off your head, but I look to knock you off that invisible throne that you’ve sat on for too long and show you that I’m not a transitional champion, not for you or anyone else. I’m not someone that is going to get ‘fed’ to you. If anything, you’ll be known as the first King since Eclipse Diemos to truly flop. I hope that you like living in that bit of history because that’s all people will seem to remember you about. Test me not, bitch.
(Jack Ripley drops the microphone as “BxMxC” plays again as Jack raises the Answers World Champion and exits the ring. King Kass seems to be a bit amused, although there is fire in her eyes at what Jack said and most importantly, of Jack using one of the catchphrases of her husband, Mr. DEDEDE. King Kass is thinking about the pain and torture that she’ll put through Jack at Under Siege.)
Gavin Kirkland: He just used ‘The Gawd’s catchphrase on his wife. :damn: Is he asking to die?
Eve: Strong words between the Answers World Champion, Jack Ripley and his opponent for Under Siege, King Kass. Both of them had things to say to the other and they weren’t pretty whatsoever. If last week didn’t intrude you on this match for Under Siege, I hope you are now because this is gonna be tense.
Deadprez: Mans used her husband’s catchphrase against her. By the look on King Kass’ face, she’s brainstorming on all the pain that she’s going to cause the Answers World Champion. Jack is asking for a terrible side of King Kass to come out, but he thinks that he’s ready for it.
(The final shot is Jack holding the Answers World Championship up high midway up the ramp before the camera fades to black.)
(Commercial for MyPillow featuring the CEO Mike Lindell and Ronan Malosi. They both love false claims and conspiracy theories. :wow: )
(Showdown comes back from commercial break as the camera opens up backstage to Cage with a serious demeanor on his face before the camera pans just enough to show Cage staring a hole through Lucas Johnson)
Lucas Johnson: I thought about it. I thought long and hard about my career, my journey and ultimately I am tired of being fed scraps while others ascend to the pinnacle of EAW. I want the respect, I want the championships, I want it.
Lucas Johnson: There was a time where I thought a guy like you was here to constantly take from me. It wasn’t until I got in the ring with you thinking I had your number and you pinned me clean in the ring.
Cage: Save your praise, if dropping you on your head was enough to convince you that you aren’t on my level. I’ll happily dose that out to everyone here. I picked you up not out of pity, not for show. I understand EXACTLY who you are. You are capable of achieving what you FEEL others have taken at your expense. I offered you a chance to stand by my side, and I’ve never asked anyone to stand by me. A simple yes or no would suffice.
Lucas Johnson: It didn’t make sense, why? Why do you all of a sudden care about my success, why do you all of a sudden desire for me to reach peaks in my career?
Cage: Deep down, honestly. I could give a shit less what you do, you being in the ring with me and not shitting the bed proved what I’ve known all along. I make you better, I make anyone who steps inside the ring with me better and that’s THE undeniable truth. And the reason why I want you by my side, not just because I’m Cage, former world champion and in a hall of fame, if anyone can get under your skin enough to pull out a vicious side of you that the WORLD hasn’t seen it’s me. I’ll take pleasure in that, one day.
(Lucas shoots Cage a look before Cage just smiles at him)
Cage: ..because there will come a day. We’ll fight again, and whether you put the sword through my chest that day or not will notify me if you weren’t a complete waste of time.
(Lucas gets nose to nose with Cage as Cage laughs at him)
Cage: Easy, Did that piss you off? Do I have something you want Lucas? What do you want? What do you desire?
(Cage laughs uncontrollably)
Cage: You know, it’s funny Ronan Mayonnaise has an Interwire Championship match at Under Siege, I’ll be busy with my Bethy and what will you be doing?
(Lucas storms off as Cage just walks away with a smile on his face)
Cage: See you after the show!
(The camera then transitions back to the World 1 Theatre as Gina Romano is seen with a smile on her face at the center of the ring)
Gina Romano: The following contest is scheduled for…
Virtual Crowd: ONE FALL!!!!
( ‘All I Know’ by Da Real Gee Money plays over the sound system as the man makes his way to the ring wearing his black trunks and leather coat with fur. His brother walks by his side as behind him two individuals are marching as well. )
Gina Romano: Introducing his first opponent! Accompanied to the ring by his brother Rashaad and two associates. From Brooklyn, New York! Weighing in at 215 pounds! He is The Thug! BASHAAAAAAAR JACKSOOOOOOOOOON!!!
Gina Romano: And his opponent!
( ‘Woke Up This Morning’ ( The Sopranos Remix ) by Alabama 3 plays over the sound system of World1 Theatre as a well-dressed, black, and white-suited man makes his way to the ring. As he nears the apron he drops his jacket near a corner before jumping on the apron and takes off his shirt and then rips off his pants revealing a pair of black and gold wrestling shorts. He slingshots himself over the top rope and then leans back against a turnbuckle watching his opponents for the night with a look of confidence on his face. )
Gina Romano: From the Principality of Monaco! Weighing in at 242 pounds! Mister A.I… ANTOIIIIIIIIINE IACOOOOOOOOOOB!!
Gavin Kirkland: I won’t lie I’m a bit surprised to have seen mister Iacob being rather mute this week, especially with the presentation he made during last week’s show! He probably was busy with meetings you think? Maybe the board tried to convince him not to continue wrestling as it would not be a safe investment for him?
Deadprez: Perhaps, but obviously it didn’t keep him from attending his scheduled match tonight though. We are used to Bashar Jackson not saying much at this point.
( Ding! Ding! Ding! )
Eve: And this match is officially underway! Both competitors meet at the center of the ring and engage in a clinch to gain control and it is gained early on by Antoine who turns it into a headlock. The tight squeeze of Iacob showing expertise with the move as he easily maneuvered Bashar around before whipping him into the ropes oh! No it’s reversed by Bashar who throws Iacob in a corner followed by a clothesline! Another whip, this time into the ropes both men dodges each other before the CEO of Artificial Networks in Action shoulder blocks the taller Brooklyn native down!
Deadpres: Based on profiles, Bashar has 3 inches
Gavin Kirkland: That’s what she said…
Deadprez: OF HEIGHT over Antoine who is 27 pounds heavier. Geez, Kirkland!
Antoine Iacob: Come on mister Jackson, get up.
Eve: Grunting and a bit annoyed the Thug bounces to his feet with agility and powers through the corporate man with a clothesline with force!
( From outside of the ring we suddenly hear a loud WHACK!! )
Gavin Kirkland: What the fuck?
( WHACK! )
Deadprez: Hey look on the outside of the ring!!
( WHACK! )
Gavin Kirkland: Lucas Johnson?!?!?!?!
Eve: He Is Laying Down Bashar’s Brother And His Associates With Chair Shots!
( WHACK!!! )
Deadprez: What is he doing that for?
Eve: Bashar and Antoine didn’t notice it yet but now Bashar is shouting at the Wrestling Machine who drops the steel chair while being surrounded by downed members of Jackson’s crew! LUCAS CHARGES INSIDE THE RING!
Gavin Kirkland: Hey what is that on his hands??
Eve: WOAH!!! HE JUST LAID OUT BASHAR WITH ONE PUNCH! HE’S GOT BRASS KNUCKS IN EACH HANDS!! The Referee Is Calling For … HE JUST KNOCKED OUT ANTOINE IACOB AS WELL! THROWING A FEW STEEL-COATED PUNCHES TO EACH BASHAR AND ANTOINE THEY ARE OUT COLD!!
( DING DING DING DING DING DING!!!! )
Gina Romano: Ladies and Gentlemen, the official has decided this match was a No Contest!!
Gavin Kirkland: AND LUCAS ISN’T DONE!!
Eve: He is crouched in a corner poised to strike as Bashar is slowly getting to his feet but he is assaulted WITH THE CLAYMORE!! A CLAYMORE KICK BY LUCAS And Here He Goes Quickly To Antoine Picking Him Up And Drill Him Down WITH A SKULL CRUSHING FINALE! MY GOD WHAT HAS GOTTEN INTO LUCAS TONIGHT??
Deadprez: Seems to me that he took Cage’s words to heart! He has displayed a level of aggression that we haven’t seen of him in a very long time!
Gavin Kirkland: Does this mean Cage will be… Mentoring Lucas Johnson? I guess?
Deadprez: Who knows? But Cage’s advice clearly produced something out of Lucas. Cage must be smiling somewhere seeing this.
(The camera fades to black with Lucas standing over both fallen competitors.)
(Commercial break for Corona beer, featuring The Corona Hombres. “Stop giving Corona a bad rep, these guys did nothing wrong!”)
(Showdown returns from commercial break and fades to the backstage area. A smiling Kyra Phillips is seen, holding up her microphone. It has been an exciting night on Showdown so far, and it promises to get even better, because Kyra has a guest with her, and that person has something to say!)
Kyra Phillips: Ladies and gentlemen, welcome back to Showdown. Last week on Voltage, two Showdown Elitists found themselves targets of the EAW Unified Tag Team Champions, IDOL-GUN. Jon Kelton was competing on Voltage last week against Ms. Extreme and was getting ready for his match when Hikari Kanno accused him of being a simp. Obviously, this didn’t settle well with Kelton, and he was left reeling from the verbal attack unleashed on him by the champions. The woman joining me tonight, Consuela Rose Ava, found herself verbally berated by Miku Sakai, and Miku even went as far as to put her hands on the former Interwire Champion. Consuela was not there to fight any battles. She had gone to Voltage to support her boyfriend, the EAW World Champion, Terry Chambers, as he battled Minerva in his first ever championship defense.
(At that point, the camera shot widened and Consuela was seen standing next to Kyra. For once, Consuela isn’t smiling. She looks focused and there is a serious look in her eyes. Kyra turns towards Consuela.)
Kyra Phillips: Consuela, thank you for joining me tonight.
Consuela Rose Ava: Not a problem.
Kyra Phillips: It had to be tough to just stand there last week and take the verbal abuse that was hurled at you thanks to Miku Sakai. What was going through your mind?
Consuela Rose Ava: Truthfully, Kyra, I was a bit shocked. I know that IDOL-GUN pride themselves on being crude and rather vulgar, but experiencing it up close and personal was a bit much. I don’t really care for either of them, and it’s not like they have endeared themselves to their peers and the members of the EAW Universe. I’m no shrinking violet, but I wasn’t at Voltage last week to pick a fight, or even engage in one. It wasn’t about me, and it’s a damn shame Miku had to act like that.
Kyra Phillips: A shame, but not shocking. Is that fair to say?
Consuela Rose Ava: It is. I can handle a lot of things, but Miku Sakai did cross a line with me. As horrible as her mouth is, she didn’t have to put her hands on me and she did. That’s not something I’m going to stand for or let slide. People have always told me that I need to stand up for myself and stop letting people walk all over me. I’m looking to take the next step in my career and start contending for world championships, and letting people like Miku Sakai use me as a doormat and treat me like shit is going to stop. I get that IDOL-GUN treats everyone the same, but I’m not everyone. I’m Consuela Rose Ava.
(A confident smile crosses Consuela’s face and she puts her hands on her hips.)
Consuela Rose Ava: With the champions all booked up for Shock Value, I can’t very well challenge Miku to a match on her own turf, but what I can do is issue one for Under Siege. I’m not doing anything. Jack Ripley is going to have his hands full with Kassidy Heart and as much as it pains me to admit this, she rightfully earned that singles match. I know that my time will come, so in the meantime, I’m looking to settle a score. I’m looking to have a little fun. I’m looking to slap the shit out of Miku Sakai and give her a dose of her own medicine.
Kyra Phillips: Consuela Rose Ava versus Miku Sakai? :drakelike: I think a lot of people would love to see that match!
???: I know I would.
(The camera shot widens once again and Jon Kelton, who is joined by Londyn Zelaya, steps into the frame. They stand on the opposite side of Kyra.)
Jon Kelton: I’m not really impressed with the so-called champions myself, and I was thinking of addressing Hikari myself. It seems like the two of us have some common ground when it comes to our feelings on IDOL-GUN. They were way out of line last week, and we both know KKKensingten and Holly aren’t gunna do a damn thing to either of them.
Consuela Rose Ava: Well trust me, I don’t have any faith in Kensingten myself, and Holly still has a lot to learn. I definitely don’t expect much from either of them because for as annoying and as awful as they are, IDOL-GUN are extremely talented. Miku and Hikari both have everything needed to be big names in this sport, even if their attitudes leave a lot to be desired. However, I’m confident I can beat either member of IDOL-GUN because as good as they are, neither woman is as good as I am. I feel as if I’m really hitting my stride now, and I’m a force to be reckoned with.
(Consuela pauses for just a moment, having a self-reflective moment.)
Consuela Rose Ava: I will admit that it’s taken me awhile to see that, but I’m glad I know my worth now. I’m going to start working my way up the ladder and get a world championship match, and if Miku is every bit as confident as she claims to be, she will accept my challenge, and I will get a chance to take the first step towards the next phase of my career using her as a stepping stone.
Jon Kelton: :notbad:
(Kelton appears to be deep in thought, digesting Consuela’s words.)
Jon Kelton: I respect it, and I guess we’re going to find out if IDOL-GUN can back up all that shit they talk. It’s one thing to come out of the gates swinging, and I’ll admit, they are impressive. They won their first championships in record time, but who knows if they will be able to sustain that kind of momentum? We both know you can go from zero to hero and right back to zero in the blink of an eye. I worked my ass off to earn that 24/7 contract, and had it taken from me by Justin Windgate. That set me back, no cap, but I’m bouncing back, and Imma get where I deserve to be.
(Londyn looks at Kelton and smiles at him, running her arm along his bicep.)
Londyn Zelaya: Absolutely you will, and honestly, why not just go to Voltage tomorrow and confront that bitch face to face. Throwing out challenges is cute and all, no offense, of course Consuela, but we all know IDOL-GUN aren’t guaranteed to accept. Miku might have a Jerkmates session or whatever she has to attend instead of wanting to compete at Under Siege. I say go to Voltage and confront Hikari, and don’t give that bitch a chance to say no.
(Londyn smirks and Kelton thinks this over.)
Jon Kelton: You know what? I think I’ll do just that.
Consuela Rose Ava: :notbad: If Miku makes me wait for my answer, I may just take a trip to Voltage myself.
(Consuela and Kelton grin at one another before heading off in opposite directions.)
Kyra Phillips: Wow! We could potentially have not one, but two new matches added to Under Siege all depending on what Jon Kelton and IDOL-GUN decide to do. Under Siege is shaping up to be an incredible event, and it could get even better. I expect we will have some answers tomorrow night on Voltage. Back to you guys down at ringside!
(Kyra flashes another smile to the camera and the scene fades elsewhere.)
(The scene opens inside Ryan Wilson’s office. He is watching the show on a monitor with his feet up on the desk. It is quiet before a bang is heard.)
???: YOU SON OF A BITCH!!!
Ryan Wilson: CALM DOWN NOW!! :whoa:
Dr. Bethany Blue: YOU LIED TO ME AGAIN! You told me me and Cage would have no physical contact until Under Siege, but then he attacked me from behind last week during my tag team match. We still won the match, but I want to know why he did that, and what are you going to do about him breaking those rules you put in place?
Ryan Wilson: First off, you didn’t win. Ronan wasn’t the legal man–
Dr. Bethany Blue: ANSWER THE FUCKING QUESTION!!!
Ryan Wilson: LANGU–
(Bethany gives Ryan a cold stare.)
Ryan Wilson: Look, Bethany, I can’t control Cage. Nobody can in fact. But I can tell that attack last week really woke up something inside of you, and I like this fire I am seeing right now from you. :notbad:
Dr. Bethany Blue: So, I guess he goes unpunished?
Ryan Wilson: Let’s just say it all worked out okay, alright? I want the best for you, and I know that despite what happened last week, you’re going to push forward and give Cage a great fight. I’m not going to punish Cage for doing something that was a positive for everybody.
(Bethany rolls her eyes.)
Ryan Wilson: BUT! If either one of you lay another finger on each other, there will be SEVERE consequences! Am I understood?
Dr. Bethany Blue: I’m just supposed to let what happened last week slide? Nah! I WANT CAGE RIGHT NOW!!!!
Ryan Wilson: Well, it looks like you’re just going to have to wait. But I can see that fire pouring out of you, and that you want some competition, so tonight, I’m gonna give you that competition. Tonight, you will go one on one…WITH XAVIER WILLIAMS!
Dr. Bethany Blue: This the ringer? Making me do your dirty work?
Ryan Wilson: You’re not doing my dirty work, it’s just a great match me and all of our fans would love to see. Good luck.
Dr. Bethany Blue: Just remember one thing, just like how you can’t control Cage…you can’t control…ME!
(Dr. Bethany Blue exits the office as Ryan smiles.)
Ryan Wilson: It’s gonna be a great match! She’s gonna kill him!
Eve: Bethany better be careful though, remember what Ryan said, severe consequences if the no contact rule is broken again!
(The camera fades back to ringside.)
(“Fire Storm A” by Herman’s Langschwert & Wolfgang Killian blasts through the speakers as the crowd gives a negative reception to Ronan Malosi, who does his signature pose on top of the apron before making his way down the ramp.)
Gina Romano: THE FOLLOWING MATCH IS SCHEDULED FOR ONE FALL!!!!
Virtual Crowd: ONE FALL!!!!
Gina Romano: INTRODUCING FIRST…FROM CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA…WEIGHING IN 280 POUNDS… HE IS ‘THE HOT TAKES KING’ …. RONAN MALOSI!!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: Here is the man who has been a bit of a conspiracy theorist as of late with his conspiracy theories that have gone on since King of Elite where he believed that he was robbed of those Unified Tag Team Championships. Not only that, but he will be facing Justin Windgate for the Interwire Championship at Under Siege!
Eve: I did not think that Ronan could get that much annoying, but this whole conspiracy thing has gotten way out of hand! Somehow, he thinks that Alissa Brady being all over him has to be part of the conspiracy, but he seems to be enjoying the attention from her.
Deadprez: I hope that Ronan can focus tonight as he steps into the ring with Cage who returned a few weeks ago. This is a rematch from the beginning of the season, but it should be interesting to see how Ronan does here!
(“Smells Like Teen Spirit” by Nirvana replaces “Fire Storm A” as the crowd explodes in reception for Cage who walks out from the back. He has his gaze laser focused on Ronan Malosi in the ring.)
Gina Romano: INTRODUCING HIS OPPONENT…FROM EDMONTON, ALBERTA, CANADA…WEIGHING IN 230 POUNDS… HE IS ‘EXPLICIT CONTENT’…CAGE!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: Here is the man who Dr. Bethany Blue would love nothing more than to get her hands on, but not in the way that I’d think. The two of them will cross paths at Under Siege in a couple of weeks, but he would like to pick up some well-needed momentum tonight.
Eve: Cage defeated Ronan Malosi earlier this season in a Steel Cage match, but there’s going to be no cages in this match. It’s going to be just those two men inside the ring.
Deadprez: Ronan Malosi has grown a lot this season alone, so it should be interesting if he’s learned anything from his loss against Cage, but I suppose, we’ll see that…NOW!
(DING! DING! DING!)
Eve: Ronan Malosi is going in for a collar-and-elbow tie up on Cage, but Cage manages to wrap a headlock around Ronan, but Ronan pushes Cage back against the ropes. Cage releases the hold as Ronan takes a couple of steps back. The two Elitists go for another collar-and-elbow tie up, but Ronan manages to wrap his arms around the waist, looking for a German suplex, but Cage elbows Ronan in the face, before getting him with another headlock! Cage goes for a headlock takedown on Ronan as he slowly works his way to one knee while maintaining the headlock!
Deadprez: But, Ronan Malosi tries to lift Cage over his head, but Cage is keeping his feet planted firmly on the ground, but it seems like Ronan is going to try lifting Cage over his head again, but Cage is not letting Ronan lift him up! Cage elbows Ronan on the back of his head, knocking him down to one knee before lifting the bigger man off his feet with a half and half suplex. Ronan rolls to his knees as Cage gets Ronan and throws him head first against the turnbuckle at the corner! Cage charges towards Ronan before following that up with a dropkick to Ronan’s back as Cage turns his opponent around before connecting with a series of mudhole stomps on ‘The Hot Takes King.’ This knocks Ronan down to a seated position. Cage gets his boot and presses it against the throat of Ronan as he holds it there.
Referee: ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR! FIVE!
Gavin Kirkland: Cage sits Ronan Malosi up to his feet again before connecting with an uppercut as that makes the bigger man sit down slightly. Cage manages to get Ronan by his wrist before whipping him towards the other corner. Ronan manages to catch himself on the corner, BUT CAGE RUSHES TOWARDS HIM WITH A CLOTHESLINE THAT MAKES RONAN STUMBLE FORWARD AS CAGE FOLLOWS THAT UP WITH A SCOOP SLAM! HE GOES FOR THE COVER ON RONAN!
Eve: Ronan Malosi shoves Cage off of him, but Cage gets right on him before connecting with a bunch of rapid punches to the face of Ronan! He himself up to his feet as he’s gesturing for Ronan to get back to his feet! Ronan is showing some signs of slowly getting himself to his feet, but Cage knocks him down with a knee strike as he drops to one knee! Cage tries to get Ronan in position for this next move and it seems like he’s going to connect with a falcon arrow, BUT RONAN IS ELBOWING THE SIDE OF CAGE’S FACE UNTIL HE RELEASES HIM. RONAN DROPS DOWN TO HIS KNEES AS CAGE LOOKS TO GET RONAN TO HIS FEET, BUT RONAN SHOVES CAGE OUT OF THE WAY BEFORE CONNECTING WITH A GIANT LARIAT ON THE FORMER EAW CHAMPION!
Deadprez: Slowly, Ronan Malosi is looking to get the upper hand in this match as he gets Cage by the nape of his neck and lifts him up with a military press. Ronan is trying to flex that strength before throwing Cage behind him! Cage lands on his stomach as that did not look quite pleasant at all, but Ronan has his arms up in confidence as the crowd doesn’t seem to like that, but he’s trying to get inside the mind of Cage, looking to knock the Hall of Famer off his game. He turns his attention back to Cage before getting him back to his feet and grabbing him by the shoulders and throwing him towards the corner with zero effort at all!
Gavin Kirkland: Ronan Malosi connects with a sharp uppercut as that makes Cage lose his standing position a bit! Ronan begins to jab Cage with a series of turnbuckle thrusts onto the ribs of the former World Champion! Ronan lifts Cage up, placing him on the top turnbuckle before putting himself on the top turnbuckle with Cage. Is he going for a superplex? This early in the match? :lupe:
Eve: Ronan Malosi fell short against Cage the last time and he doesn’t want that to be the same result. Ronan places Cage’s arm over his shoulder and looks to connect with a superplex, but Cage punches Ronan in the stomach! He knows that he’ll be in some trouble if he allows for Ronan to hit this one move! Cage connects with another punch to Ronan’s stomach and knocks him out of the turnbuckle! Ronan lands on his feet as he looks to rejoin Cage on the top turnbuckle, but Cage kicks Ronan in the face before jumping off the turnbuckle and landing a crossbody on Ronan!
Deadprez: NO! RONAN MALOSI CATCHES CAGE WHO WANTS TO LAND THAT CROSSBODY! RONAN LIFTS CAGE OVER HIS HEAD BEFORE NAILING A PUMPHANDLE OVERHEAD SUPLEX ON CAGE! CAGE LANDS ON HIS BACK AS HE RACES FOR THE COVER!
Gavin Kirkland: Cage kicks out! Ronan is going to need to try a little bit harder to take down Cage! Ronan gets Cage up to his feet again before getting a good hold of his wrist and whipping him towards the vertical set of ropes! Cage tries to hold himself against those ropes as Ronan bolts towards Cage, clotheslining him out of the ring! BUT, CAGE MANAGES TO LAND ON THE APRON! HE THROWS A PUNCH AT RONAN MALOSI’S DIRECTION BEFORE RUNNING TOWARDS THE TOP ROPE! HIS EYES ARE DIRECTLY AT RONAN BEFORE NAILING HIM WITH A MISSILE DROPKICK! RONAN ROLLS HIMSELF TO HIS KNEES AS CAGE MANAGES TO GET RONAN IN A TREE-OF-WOE POSITION! OH GOD, RONAN’S NOT IN A GOOD PREDICAMENT AT THE MOMENT! CAGE HAS A SMIRK ON HIS FACE AS HE TAKES A STEP BACK BEFORE —
Eve: CAGE WITH BASEMENT DROPKICK TO THE FACE OF RONAN MALOSI! HE FINDS HIS WAY TO HIS FEET BEFORE HE BEGINS TO STOMP ON RONAN’S HEAD! HE PRESSES HIS FOOT ONTO THE SKULL OF RONAN AS HE HOLDS IT THERE!
Referee: ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR! FIVE! GET OFF OF HIM, CAGE!
Deadprez: Cage gets his foot off Ronan Malosi’s skull! Cage lifts Ronan’s body, so that he’s sitting on the top turnbuckle! Cage finds his way onto that turnbuckle before wrapping his arms around the waist of ‘The Hot Takes King’ and connects with a deadlift German suplex from the top rope! Cage races for the cover! Is this going to be it?
Gavin Kirkland: Ronan Malosi kicks out! Cage doesn’t spend too much time being pissed off! He’s focusing on Ronan’s legs and it looks like he’s going to apply a sharpshooter! Ronan is doing what he can to make sure that the sharpshooter isn’t applied! HE’S TRYING TO WIGGLE HIMSELF OUT OF CAGE’S GRASP, BUT CAGE MANAGES TO STOMP IN BETWEEN RONAN’S LEGS! WHY IN THE WORLD IS THAT NOT A DISQUALIFICATION?!?!
Eve: The referee didn’t even notice that, but Cage manages to wrap the sharpshooter on Ronan Malosi! Ronan looks to be in a world of trouble at the moment! He is trying to reach for the bottom rope, but it seems so far from his grasp! He can’t afford to submit at the moment! He needs to defeat Cage and send a message to Justin Windgate! He needs to defeat Cage to impress Alissa Brady! Ronan is clutching his fist, trying to fight through the pain, but Cage is telling Ronan to submit and quit! Ronan is trying to grasp onto the bottom rope! He’s trying to drag his entire body to that bottom rope as Cage can feel his grasp on the sharpshooter slipping from him!
Deadprez: HE MANAGES TO GET HIS HAND ON THE BOTTOM ROPE!!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: BUT, RONAN MALOSI IS DRAGGING HIS BODY UNDERNEATH THAT BOTTOM ROPE AS HE SLITTERS OUT OF THE RING!!!
Eve: Ronan Malosi drops himself to ringside as that may have been the smart thing for him to do! BUT, YOU DON’T SEE THAT CAGE IS GOING TO BE WASTING HIS TIME AS HE REBOUNDS FROM THE SET OF ROPES BEHIND HIM AND LAUNCHES HIMSELF THROUGH THE MIDDLE ROPE WITH A SUICIDE DIVE! CAGE MANAGES TO KNOCK DOWN RONAN AS HE MANAGES TO LAND BACK TO HIS FEET! CAGE MANAGES TO GET RONAN BY HIS WRIST BEFORE CONNECTING WITH A WHIP TO THE STEEL STEPS! Ronan lands back first against the steel steps as Cage looks to follow that up with a nasty boot kick as Ronan’s head bounces against the steel steps! Cage jumps on the apron as he waits for Ronan to rise back to his feet! You can see one of Cage’s legs shaking as he waits for Ronan to rise to his feet!
Deadprez: Cage with a tornado DDT on Ronan Malosi! Ronan falls to the ground as Cage rises back to his feet again! Cage rolls himself out of the ring to break the referee’s count as he looks to grab Ronan from ringside! Ronan doesn’t look good! Cage has been getting the upper hand in this match as Cage looks to get up Ronan, but Ronan uses his strength to push Cage against the edge of the apron! Cage’s lower back feels that for sure as Ronan gets Cage before ramming his lower back against the edge of the apron again! RONAN MANAGES TO GET CAGE BY HIS ARM BEFORE WHIPPING HIM TOWARDS OUR TABLE! RONAN RUSHES TOWARDS CAGE BEFORE FOLLOWING THAT UP WITH A ‘SLEEPING PILL,’ THE BIG BOOT NAILS CAGE IN THE FACE! RONAN MANAGES TO GET CAGE UP TO HIS FEET BEFORE CONNECTING WITH AN EXPLODER SUPLEX ON THE RINGSIDE FLOOR!
Gavin Kirkand: Ronan Malosi rolls himself back into the ring to break up the referee’s count! Ronan rolls himself out of the ring to retrieve Cage, but Cage shoves Ronan away from him, but Ronan needs the former World Champion in the stomach before slamming him face first against the edge of the apron! Ronan gets Cage on top of the apron as Ronan joins him shortly after! RONAN TRIES TO GET CAGE UP, BUT CAGE THROWS A PUNCH TO RONAN! RONAN THROWS A PUNCH TO CAGE! CAGE THROWS A PUNCH TO RONAN! RONAN THROWS A PUNCH TO CAGE! RONAN! CAGE! RONAN! CAGE! RONAN! RONAN! RONAN! RONAN CONNECTS WITH A KNEE TO THE RIBS OF CAGE AS THAT TAKES HIM DOWN TO ONE KNEE!
Eve: Ronan Malosi gets Cage by his shoulders before throwing him back inside the ring with zero effort again! Ronan enters the ring as he gets Cage up to his feet before pushing him against the ropes, BUT CAGE CONNECTS WITH A ROPE HUNG ‘LUNATIC LARIAT,’ KNOCKING THE HEAD OFF OF RONAN MALOSI! BOTH OF THESE ELITISTS FIND THEMSELVES DOWN, BUT WHO WILL BE THE FIRST ONE TO RISE BACK TO THEIR FEET?
Deadprez: Cage and Ronan Malosi are slowly trying to make their way back to their feet! You can see that the two of them are glaring at one another! Both have determination and desire to win this match! Both cannot afford to lose a couple of weeks before Under Siege! CAGE THROWS A PUNCH TO RONAN! RONAN THROWS A PUNCH TO CAGE! CAGE THROWS A PUNCH TO RONAN! RONAN WITH A PUNCH TO CAGE! CAGE! RONAN! CAGE! RONAN! CAGE! CAGE! CAGE! CAGE DELIVERS A HUGE THUMB TO RONAN MALOSI’S EYE BEFORE KNOCKING HIM DOWN WITH A HEADBUTT! HOW IN THE WORLD DID THE REFEREE NOT SEE THAT?
Gavin Kirkland: Some people can debate that it should have been enough to find himself disqualified, but even the referee’s know that they can’t really control Cage. Cage does what Cage wants to do. Ronan is covering his eye as Cage goes for the cover! Is this going to be enough to win the match?
Eve: Ronan Malosi kicks out! Cage wraps a leg scissors on ‘The Hot Takes King.’ He wraps his arms around the neck and head of Ronan! I think that Cage is looking to apply a sleeper hold on Ronan! But, Ronan is showing some fighting spirit! He knows that this is one situation that he does not want to find himself stuck in! Ronan is trying to elbow Cage in the face, hoping that it would release him out of whatever hold that he finds himself in, but that doesn’t seem to be working!
Deadprez: Ronan Malosi has Cage by his nose! Ronan is bending back Cage’s nose as you can see the look of pain on Cage! Ronan connects with a backfist to Cage’s face as that does the job with releasing the sleeper hold, but Ronan turns his body to face Cage before he nails Cage with a series of forearms to the face! RONAN BEGINS TO BLAST HIS ELBOW TO THE FACE OF CAGE AS HE CAN SLOWLY FEEL HIMSELF GETTING BACK INTO THIS MATCH! CAGE’S LEG SCISSORS LOSES ITS GRASP AS RONAN GETS HIS HAND ON ONE OF CAGE’S ANKLES! NOT THE ANKLE LOCK! :damn:
Gavin Kirkland: YES! THE ANKLE LOCK! RONAN MALOSI MANAGES TO LOCK IN THE ANKLE LOCK ON CAGE! RONAN STANDS TALL AS HE APPLIES PRESSURE ONTO THAT ANKLE! CAGE IS TRYING TO CRAWL TOWARDS THE BOTTOM ROPE, BUT RONAN IS HOLDING HIM BACK! RONAN IS MAKING SURE THAT CAGE DOES NOT GET TO THAT BOTTOM ROPE! He knows that he needs to create for someone to slow down Cage! The ankle lock could be the answer to that! Cage is biting his fist! There’s a ton of pressure on his right ankle at the moment as that seems to bring some joy to Ronan! It brings a grin to his face! Could you imagine if he snaps Cage’s ankle?
Eve: Oh god, we would never hear the end of it from Ronan Malosi! I don’t think that Cage would be able to live with himself, knowing that he let Ronan Malosi get a victory over him! Cage would love nothing more than to find himself in a bit of a role since returning! He wants to make sure that things work out in the best way possible for him! Cage is trying to turn his body around! He sees that trying to crawl himself to the bottom work isn’t going to work well in his favor! Now, he’s focused on turning his body around to look at Ronan in the face! He is using his other leg to kick ‘The Hot Takes King’ away from him, but Ronan gets a hold of Cage’s other foot before shifting his body to the corner! Cage is shaking his head no as —
Deadprez: CAGE’S FACE COLLIDES WITH THE TURNBUCKLE AT THE CORNER! RONAN MALOSI CATAPULTED CAGE ONTO THAT TURNBUCKLE! CAGE FALLS BACK AS RONAN QUICKLY FOLLOWS THAT CATAPULT WITH A NECKBREAKER! CAGE IS DOWN AS RONAN GOES FOR THE COVER!
Gavin Kirkland: Cage kicks out! Ronan Malosi grabs the back of Cage’s neck before throwing him to the corner as Cage collapses into a seated position! Ronan rushes towards Cage, nailing him with a running face wash before getting Cage by one of his legs and pulling him away from the corner! Is Ronan looking to execute another ankle lock on Cage’s left ankle?!? NO! IT SEEMS LIKE HE HAS CAGE’S LEFT LEG UP BEFORE SLAMMING IT AGAINST THE MAT! CAGE WIGGLES LIKE A FISH IN REACTION TO THAT AS HE MANAGES TO HOLD ONTO HIS LEG! BUT, RONAN SNATCHES CAGE’S LEG AWAY FROM HIM BEFORE SLAMMING IT AGAINST THE MAT AGAIN! CAGE YELLS OUT IN PAIN! HE IS TRYING TO HIDE THE PAIN THAT HE’S IN! HE’S TRYING TO USE IT IN A WAY THAT IT PISSES HIM OFF AND LETS HIM ENTER THAT MORE AGGRESSIVE SIDE OF HIS!
Eve: When Cage enters that meaner streak of his, it could mean trouble for Ronan Malosi! Cage is holding onto his leg as he manages to find himself on one knee! Ronan is already on his feet as he’s looking down on Cage! Ronan delivers a slap upside Cage’s head! And another one! He connects with a lazy slap across the face of ‘Explicit Content.’ And another one! Is Ronan REALLY playing this game with Cage? Is he really trying to stir Cage up with all of these slaps to the face?
Deadprez: Look at the grin on Cage’s face! He’s asking for Ronan Malosi to slap him harder! Ronan does that, but Cage gets an even bigger grin on his face! You can tell that he loves this fight from Ronan! He loves being smacked around! Ronan connects with a huge slap to Cage’s face, but it doesn’t seem to phase Cage! Ronan connects with another slap to Cage’s face, but Cage manages to catch Ronan by his wrist before he’s able to connect with it! Cage is slowly rising up to his feet, still having a grasp of Ronan’s wrist! Ronan is trying to back away, BUT CAGE NAILS A HEADBUTT TO RONAN’S CHIN! THIS CAUSES RONAN TO STUMBLE BACK! CAGE SLOWLY RISES BACK TO HIS FEET AS HE HAS HIS EYES SET ON RONAN MALOSI! RONAN RUSHES TOWARDS CAGE WITH A CLOTHESLINE, BUT CAGE DUCKS THE CLOTHESLINE! HE DELIVERS A SIDE HANDED CHOP TO THE CHEST OF RONAN! AND ANOTHER ONE! AND ANOTHER ONE! AND ANOTHER ONE! HE BACKS RONAN INTO THE CORNER!
Gavin Kirkland: Cage begins to unload on Ronan Malosi with a boxing combination. Left and right hooks before nailing Ronan with a giant punch to the face as he manages to collapse to a seated position. Cage unloads on a series of stomps to the face of Ronan before backing away a few steps. His eyes never look away from Ronan before he races to Ronan, hitting him with a running face wish to a cornered Ronan! Cage gets to Ronan’s face before playfully slapping it. He pulls Ronan up to his feet before irish whipping him to the opposite corner! Cage rushes towards Ronan before nailing him with a running uppercut! Ronan stumbles forward as Cage takes him down with a hip toss! Cage steps in front of Ronan before taking him down with a sliding clothesline! He begins to unload on the skull of Ronan Malosi before rising back to his feet. Cage slaps himself upside the head a few times, trying to get himself hyped up before getting Ronan back to his feet!
Eve: CAGE HAS RONAN MALOSI BY HIS WAIST HE GOES FOR THE WRISTLOCK BEFORE TRANSITIONING THAT TO A GIANT BITCHSLAP ACROSS THE FACE OF ‘THE HOT TAKES KING.’ CAGE CALLS IT THE ‘BITCHMAKER’ AND SENDS RONAN BACK A BIT. RONAN SWINGS FORWARD, NAILING HIM WITH A PUNCH, BUT IT DOESN’T SEEM LIKE MUCH AS CAGE TURNS HIMSELF AROUND AND NAILS RONAN WITH A SPINNING BACKFIST, BUT RONAN CONNECTS WITH A SIDE HAND CHOP TO THE CHEST OF THE FORMER WORLD CHAMPION! But, it seems like Cage is welcoming the fight from Ronan! Ronan goes for another side hand chop! And another one! And another one, but Cage manages to headbutt him in the face! That sends him down to one knee! Ronan finds his way up to his feet as Cage connects with the series of brutal backhand slaps to Ronan’s face before taking him down with a decapitating clothesline! The ‘Diamond Saint Special’ connects as Ronan finds himself on his back! Cage races for the cover? Is this going to be it?
Deadprez: RONAN MALOSI KICKS OUT!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: CAGE PLACES RONAN MALOSI ON HIS STOMACH AS HE MANAGES TO GET HIS ARMS AND STRETCHES THEM BACK. HE BEGINS TO CONNECT WITH THE ‘IDIOT STAMPEDE.’ MULTIPLE CURBSTOMPS TO THE BACK OF RONAN’S HEAD! ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR! FIVE! SIX! SEVEN! EIGHT! NINE! TEN! CAGE DROPS RONAN ON HIS FACE! Cage is feeling fired up as it looks like he’s going to be ending this match right now! He picks up Ronan and it seems like he’s going for the double underhook DDT — ‘Mercy Rule!’ But, Ronan uses all of his strength to connect with a body drop on Cage. Ronan finds himself back in this match! Ronan rebounds from the horizontal ropes to connect with a knee drop on Cage before going for the cover!
Eve: CAGE WITH A KICK OUT! Ronan Malosi picks up Cage to his feet before getting him in position for that swinging STO that he calls ‘Death-Ro’ —
(The lights go off.)
(The titantron begins to show a video of Alissa Brady walking down the hallway before stopping at a door. She takes a deep breath as she tries to stand up straight, embracing her confidence before walking inside. Slowly, the camera reveals the nameplate ‘Justin Windgate’ on it. Ronan Malosi looks at the video with a huge shock on his face before the lights go back on.)
Eve: Ronan Malosi seems completely off guard as Cage manages to take him down with a side Russian leg sweep! Cage still has some fight into this match! There is no way in his mind that he is going to lose to Ronan Malosi! Cage begins to hit Ronan face first against the mat! Cage is not giving Ronan any moment to breathe before picking him up and throwing him head first into the turnbuckle at the corner! Cage picks up Ronan before connecting with an overhead suplex on him! Ronan manages to roll himself to one of his knees, but Cage takes him down with a knee strike to the face!
Deadprez: CAGE THROWS SOME PUNCHES TOWARDS RONAN’S WAY BEFORE PICKING HIM UP TO HIS FEET! HE HAS RONAN MALOSI BY HIS WRISTS AS HE TRANSITIONS THAT INTO A SHORT ARM LARIAT — MURDER.DEATH.KILL. RONAN IS DROPPED TO HIS BACK AS CAGE GOES FOR THE COVER! IS THIS GOING TO BE IT?!!??!
(Ronan Malosi gets his foot underneath the bottom rope.)
(DING! DING! DING!)
(“Smells Like Teen Spirit” plays as Cage stands up after a well-fought battle. The referee raises his hand to acknowledge Cage was the winner.)
Gina Romano: THE WINNER OF THIS MATCH….CAGE!!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: Cage defeats Ronan Malosi tonight! Cage has found himself in a bit of a roll and it’s going to take a lot for him to be knocked down! I hope that Dr. Bethany Blue watched this match closely because that’s the man that she’s going to be facing at Under Siege!
(Meanwhile, Ronan Malosi’s foot is on the bottom rope.)
Eve: Ronan Malosi put on another fantastic performance, but there should be no need for these conspiracies this week.
Deadprez: Has anyone looked at Ronan Malosi’s foot? :lupe:
Gavin Kirkland: Oh god, how long has it been there? :lupe:
(The camera pans to Lucas Johnson making his way ringside as he looks at Ronan Malosi’s foot on the bottom rope. He moves Ronan’s foot away from the ropes as he feels quite proud of his work. What he doesn’t realize is that Dr. Bethany Blue is standing right behind him with a glare on her face.)
Eve: DR. BETHANY BLUE TAKES DOWN LUCAS JOHNSON WITH A TJD! THE SUPERKICK SENDS LUCAS AGAINST THE APRON AS BETHANY MANAGES TO THROW LUCAS INTO THE BARRICADE! SHE ROLLS HERSELF INTO THE RING AS CAGE TURNS HIMSELF AROUND, NAILING HIM WITH A SPEAR! BETHANY BEGINS TO UNLOAD ON CAGE WITH A SERIES OF PUNCHES!!!!!
Deadprez: CAGE ROLLS HIMSELF ON TOP OF BETHANY BLUE, UNLOADING ON SOME PUNCHES AT HER, BUT BETHANY MANAGES TO GRAB CAGE BY THE SIDE OF HIS FACE AND PUSHES HIM AWAY! CAGE COMES AT HER, BUT BETHANY NAILS HIM WITH ‘THE REMEDY,’ THE CUTTER ON THE FORMER EAW CHAMPION!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: What in the world is in the mind of Dr. Bethany Blue?!??! Did she suddenly forget about the warning from General Manager Ryan Wilson? He said that if she pulls whatever she just did, there would be consequences! I wonder what’s racing in the mind of Ryan Wilson now?
Eve: Dr. Bethany Blue has wanted to get her hands on Cage and this was the opportunity to do it! But, it makes me wonder what Ryan Wilson meant when he said that her actions would have consequences? :lupe:
(The camera fades to black.)
(Commercial for Tinder featuring Jake Smith, with no matches. This commercial airs quite a lot cause it’s true. :mjlol:)
( “BxMxC” by BABYMETAL hits to an earth-shattering reaction as the EAW Answers World Champion jerks the curtain and makes his way down the ring. He gradually walks down the ramp as the crowd cheers him on. )
Gina Romano: Ladies and gentlemen… PLEASE WELCOME!! THE EAW ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPION…. JAAAACCKKK RIPLEY!!!
Eve: A few hours ago, Under Siege was announced to take place a week before it’s scheduled date. This gives a week less of preparation for Jack Ripley as he approaches his third championship defence. However, considering he only had a week’s preparation for Harlow Reichert, Jack Ripley will be ready for Kassidy Heart no matter what. Tonight, he gets an opportunity to see his challenger in action against the new signee, Dante Ford.
(“Ring Ring” by Jax Jones, Mabel, and Rich The Kid is accompanied with a commotion of boos as Dante Ford makes his first EAW appearance. Ford scans the atmosphere before striding down the ramp with purpose. As he moseys around the squared circle, he mocks the EAW Answers World Championship before going inside. )
Gina Romano: INTRODUCING FIRST! From London, England, weighing in at 247 pounds… THE SCOPE! DAAAAANTTEEEEE FOOOOORRDDDD!!
Deadprez: This is a huge opportunity for the newcomer. Many don’t get the opportunity to make their first impression against someone with the stature of Kassidy Heart. Upon signing with this company, D-Money has already called shots and made quite a revolution in the backstage area. Tonight, he gets an opportunity to back up his words and cement himself as a legitimate competitor here on Saturday nights. However, if I were him, I’d take this on a more serious note, considering that he is stepping through those ropes and into the ring with our highness, King Kass.
(“Monster” by Kanye West blasts through the P.A speakers to a huge ovation from the crowd. King Kass steps out to the stage and confidently makes her way down the ramp. Before stepping into the ring, she looks around. She looks at Jack Ripley with a confident smirk on her face before a disgusted expression shadows over her face upon gazing at Dante Ford.)
Gina Romano: HIS OPPONENT! From Sydney, Australia, weighing in at 138.5 pounds…. KIIIINNGG KASS!!!
Eve: Jack Ripley staring lasers into the eyes of his next challenger, possibly the woman who will end his championship reign. Ripley with the best seat in the house as he gets to scout his next challenger and perhaps, help him do his homework as we are weeks away from Under Siege.
Gavin Kirkland: As cool as his nickname, “D-Money” is, Dante Ford has been very confident in his words the entire week. He honestly believes he stands a chance against King Kass, but is he aware of what he is getting into? He disrespected our highness a ridiculous amount of times this week and he is just asking for himself to be decimated tonight. King Kass is stepping into this match with no intentions on playing any game, and with what Ford said, she sure has intentions on making him choke on his own words! Look at her thighs! Well, Ford has quite the manpower on his legs. But, Kassidy Heart is our stunning king!
(DING! DING! DING!)
Deadprez: The bell has rung as Kassidy Heart quickly locks horns with the newcomer, Dante Ford in a collar-and-elbow tie-up. Ford has proven to be persistent with getting the last laugh this week in the verbal department, and he looks to take down the King in the physical aspect. Ford has been all talk against the first female King Of Elite and we’ll see whether he sinks or swim in this match. Kassidy Heart brings him into a grounded headlock! Ford tries to get Kassidy with the leg scissors, but Kassidy tightens the hold and avoids it. King Kass is surely looking to teach the newcomer a lesson as Kassidy now brings him up to his feet. Ford pushes her into and off the ropes. Ford is given no time to breathe as Kassidy floors him with a shoulder tackle. Ford immediately gets up but is met with another shoulder tackle! Ford quickly slides out of the ring and retreats. Kassidy Heart reaches through the ropes and grabs his ear. Ford screams as Kassidy continues to impose her dominance. She manages to pull on it and brings him onto the apron. Ford goes for a roundhouse kick into the face! Ford manages to duck it and thrust his shoulder into the midsection. Kassidy stumbles backwards into the center of the ring as Ford steps through the ropes! BUT IS CLOCKED IN THE SIDE OF THE HEAD WITH A DROPKICK!! FORD REELS INTO THE ROPES AND OUT OF THE RING AS KASSIDY NOW RUNS THE ROPES!! KING KASS IS IN BOUND!!
Eve: KASSIDY WENT FOR A BASEBALL SLIDE DROPKICK!! BUT FORD THREW THE APRON SHEETS OVER HER!! KASSIDY HAS BEEN TRAPPED AS FORD NOW UNVEILS FOREARM SMASH AFTER FOREARM SMASH AFTER ANOTHER ONTO HER!! Brilliant initiative by the newcomer as D-Money has the King Of Elite in a precarious position. He inserts her into the ring and brings her up to her feet. He hooks the leg and grabs the head from the side! AND DRILLS KASS INTO THE CENTER OF THE RING WITH A FORWARD RUSSIAN LEG SWEEP!! DANTE FORD GOES FOR THE PIN!! THIS COLD BE IT!!
Gavin Kirkland: NOPE! Dante Ford will have to do a lot to put away my sexy highness. Dante now brings her up to her feet and stuns her with a kneeling jawbreaker. Kassidy is staggered in the center of the ring as Dante steps through the ropes and leaps onto the top rope! FOR A SPRINGBOARD DOUBLE-AXE HANDLE!! BUT KASSIDY KICKS THE MIDSECTION AND DRILLS HIM DOWN WITH A SNAP DDT!! THE KING NOW SPIKES THE DEBUTANT ONTO THE TOP OF HIS HEAD WITH A SNAP BRAINBUSTER AS SHE HOVERS OVER AND HOOKS BOTH LEGS!
Eve: KICK-OUT! Kassidy Heart is quick to muscle him into the corner! AND JUST HAMMERS HIM WITH A ROUNDHOUSE KICK TO THE MIDSECTION!! AND ANOTHER!! AND ANOTHER!! Kassidy Heart with powerful roundhouse kick before she Irish whips him into the opposite corner! Dante Ford goes crashing into the turnbuckles and walks into the center of the ring! HEART JUMPS UP AND CONNECTS ATOP THE CROWN OF HIS HEAD WITH A LEAPING SHINING WIZARD!! KASSIDY GETS UP TO HER FEET AND COMES OFF THE ROPES!! AND FOLLOWS IT UP WITH A DEVASTATING PENALTY KICK TO THE SEATED FORD!! KASSIDY GOES FOR ANOTHER COVER!
Deadprez: FORD POWERS OUT AT TWO! Kassidy Heart immediately puts him into the headlock off the cover. Ford gradually begins to fight out of it. Shoulders after shoulder into the midsection as Kassidy Heart sticks her knee into the midsection. Kassidy now grabs his head and brings Ford down with a snap mar- WHAT THE? FORD FLIPS ONTO HIS FEET OFF THE SNAPMARE!! AND HE NAILS KASSIDY WITH A EUROPEAN UPPERCUT!! WHAT A SURPRISE AS FORD’S ATHLETICISM IS ON DISPLAY!! FORD NOW JUMPS ONTO THE SECOND ROPE AND SPRINGBOARDS OFF THE SECOND ROPE FOR A CROSSBODY!! BUT KASSIDY CATCHES HIM IN MID-AIR! KING KASS IS HOLDING HIM UP AS SHE HOISTS FORD UP!! BUT FORD MANAGES TO GET THE INSIDE CRADLE IN!! INSIDE CRADLE, BUT NO PIN IS ABLE TO BE RECORDED AS FORD DEADLIFTS THE KING OFF THE GROUND!! HE CONNECTS WITH A SHIN BREAKER, AND THEN CAPTURES THE LEG!! AND TOSSES HER ACROSS THE RING WITH A LEG-HOOK SAITO SUPLEX!! SHOULDERS ARE DOWN!!
Eve: KICK-OUT!! What a saito suplex courtesy of the debutant as Dante Ford has been impressive thus far. He has proven his words, but he needs to keep applying the pressure on the King as he’s just posing in the center of the ring. Dante Ford is just soaking in the boos before he approaches Kassidy Heart in the corner. He starts stomping holes into the midsection before grabbing her chin. Dante is squeezing her face before he CLOCKS HER WITH AN OPEN-HAND CHOP TO THE FACE!! THE DISRESPECT BY D-MONEY AS HE MAY HAVE JUST TICKED OFF THE KING!! THAT MAY HAVE BEEN THE LAST THING!! Ford throws her into the center of the ring with his exploder suplex! He calls that the Scope Suplex as he now rebounds off the ropes for the ROLLING ELBOW!! FUCK OFF!! IT CONNECTS!
Gavin Kirkland: DENIED!! MY QUEEN GOES AROUND THE WAIST AND DROPS HIM WITH A GERMAN SUPLEX!! KASSIDY MAINTAINS HER ARMS AROUND THE WAIST AND BRINGS HIM BACK UP!! AND NAILS HIM WITH A SECOND CONSECUTIVE GERMAN SUPLEX IN A ROW!! AND THE KING CONTINUES TO MAINTAIN IT!! THE KING IS NOT RELENTING FROM DESTROYING THE NEWCOMER! KASS NOW PULLS HIM UP TO HIS FEET!! AND DRIVES HIM WITH DOWN WITH A THIRD GERMAN SUPLEX.. THIS TIME AROUND… IT IS WITH A BRIDGE!! THIS COULD BE IT!! COUNT IT, REF!
Eve: KICK-OUT!! KASSIDY ALMOST PUT HIM AWAY RIGHT THERE!! Kassidy with an incensed expression on her face as she stands in the corner of the ring. Dante Ford is sluggishly emerging to his feet. KASSIDY REBOUNDS OFF THE ROPES WITH AUTHORITY!! AND JUMPS UP FOR THE CURB STOMP!! PAINFULLY EVER AFTER!! WAIT NO!! DANTE FORD SIDESTEPPED AND GOT OUT OF THE WAY IN THE NECK OF TIME!! HE JUMPS UP AND SENDS KASSIDY FLYING THROUGH THE ROPES WITH A DROPKICK FROM BEHIND!! KASSIDY SPLATTERS ONTO THE RINGSIDE FLOOR AS DANTE FORD HAS FOUND HIMSELF IN AN AMICABLE POSITION!! DANTE NOW SLINGSHOTS HIS BODY OVER THE TOP ROPE!! SPRINGBOARD CROSSBODY ONTO THE RINGSIDE BELOW!
Deadprez: KASSIDY BACKPEDALS AND GOT OUT OF THE WAY! Dante is able to land safely but IS MET WITH A YAKUZA KICK! Dante gets stuffed with that kick as Kassidy now pulls him in for a powerbomb! OH NO!! KING KASS HOISTS HIM UP INTO THE POWERBOMB!! BUT DANTE GRABS THE TOP ROPE WITH BOTH HANDS AND PULLS HIM OUT OF HER CLUTCHES!! DANTE IS FREED FROM HER HANDS AS KASSIDY TURNS AROUND AND SEES AN INCOMING FOOT!! PENALTY KICK FROM DANTE!! NO!! KASSIDY INTERCEPTS AND BLOCKS IT WITH A ROUNDHOUSE KICK!! DANTE GOES HEAD FIRST INTO THE APRON AS KASSIDY NOW JOINS HIM ON TOP OF IT!! What is Kassidy thinking here!! Kassidy pulls him up into a powerbomb!! PERHAPS, A POWERBOMB ONTO THE HARDEST PART OF THE RING!! IF SHE DOES THIS, THEN IT MIGHT BE GAME OVER BEFORE DANTE FORD COULD EVEN LIFT HIS FEET OF THE FLOOR HERE IN ELITE ANSWERS WRESTLING!!
Gavin Kirkland: SHE TOSSES HIM OFF THE APRON!! AND SLAMS HIM ONTO THE RINGSIDE FLOOR WITH THE HELLOFRESH AVALANCHE POWERBOMB OFF THE TOP OF THE APRON!! THAT HAS TO BE IT!! KASSIDY MAY HAVE TAKEN THE SAME AMOUNT OF IMPACT AS BOTH COMPETITORS WENT CRASHING DOWN ONTO THE RINGSIDE FLOOR!!!! Kassidy hastily emerges to her feet and grabs a hold of Dante Ford. Kassidy goes over to bring him back into the ring, but she momentarily halts and thinks. It is as if a light bulb popped up in her head! Kassidy looks aggravated as she brings him back into the ringside area! WHAT IS SHE THINKING HERE!! KASSIDY PULLS HIM UP INTO A POWERBOMB!! AND THROWS HIM INTO THE LED RINGPOST WITH A POWERBOMB!! OH MY GOD!!
Deadprez: That is exactly what happens when you disrespect King Kass in her kingdom! Kassidy Heart is making the rookie pay! Dante Ford surely must be out like a light at this point as The Mauler now brings him back into the ring. Heart crouches in the corner while Ford subconsciously gets up to his feet. It is basically academic from here! ELEMENTARY AT THIS POINT!! Ford has been humbled by the King and it might not end well if Kassidy continues this offence! KASSIDY RUSHES OUT FROM THE CORNER AND CHARGES INTO DANTE FORD! FOR THE SPEAR!! DANTE GETS SPLIT IN HALF WITH THE SPEAR!! KASSIDY PAYING TRIBUTE TO HER HUSBAND AS DANTE JUST GOT FOLDED LIKE AN ACCORDION INTO THE CENTER OF THE RING!! WHAT IS KASSIDY THINKING HERE!! KASSIDY NAILS DANTE IN THE HEAD WITH A SUPERKICK BEFORE PLACING HIS HEAD BETWEEN HER LEGS.. SHE HOISTS D-MONEY INTO THE POWERBOMB!!
Eve: AND SHE TOSSES HIM INTO THE SECOND TURNBUCKLE WITH A RELEASE POWERBOMB!! ANOTHER DEADLY POWERBOMB AS DANTE FORD REELS INTO THE CENTER OF THE RING!! FORD BEGINS TO COME ON ALL FOURS AS KASSIDY HEART NOW REALIZES THIS AND RUSHES IN FROM THE ROPE!! SHE JUMPS UP INTO THE AIR AND GETS THE FOOT ON TOP OF HIS HEAD!! AND SHE STOMPS DOWN THE NEWCOMER WITH PAINFULLY EVER AFTER!! A CURB STOMP COURTESY OF KING KASS INTO THE CENTER OF THE RING AS KASSIDY HEART ROLLS HIM OVER AND GETS THE SIDEPRESS COVER!! THIS IS ITT
Deadprez: HUH? Kassidy Heart just let go of him at the last second! Kassidy Heart smiles and slowly backs away from the newcomer. Heart is just standing there… MENACINGLY!! Dante Ford is essentially down-and-out at this point, but Kassidy wants to inflict more damage and pain to him.. Dante gingerly gets up on all fours as KASSIDY COMES OFF THE TOP TURNBUCKLE!! AND SHE STOMPS THE DEBUTANT ONCE MORE WITH THE PAINFULLY EVER AFTER!!!! INSULT TO INJURY AT THIS POINT AS KASSIDY NOW GRABS THE ARM AND HOOKS IT UP!!! AND PUTS HIM RIGHT INTO THE ARM BAR!! KASSIDY BITES AT THE FINGERS AS SHE PUTS HIM INTO THE ARM BAR!! GAWD’S GIFT IS LOCKED IN AS DANTE FORD HAS JUST AWOKEN FROM THE TWO CONSECUTIVE PAINFULLY EVER AFTERS!! AND HE IMMEDIATELY TAPS OUT TO THE ARMBAR!!
( DING! DING! DING! )
(“Monster” by Kanye West echoes throughout the arena to a huge pop as Kassidy Heart quickly lets go of Dante Ford and gets up to her feet. The referee raises her fist in victory. Heart possess a huge smirk on her face as she poses on the top turnbuckle. )
Gina Romano: HERE IS YOUR WINNER BY SUBMISSION… KASSSSSSIDDYY HEARTTT!!
Deadprez: Dante Ford does well in his inaugural match here on Saturday nights, but Kassidy Heart was too powerful for the newcomer. Dante talked his talk the entire week. However, he couldn’t walk the walk as Kassidy Heart knocked him off fashion. Great match, though, but his efforts weren’t enough to vanquish the king. Congratulations to our King Kass! And you got to think? Was the display of dominance demonstrated by King Kass tonight be a foreshadowing of what will happen to Jack Ripley’s championship reign?
( As Kassidy Heart jumps off the turnbuckle, Jack Ripley gets off his chair and unbuckles his EAW Answers World Championship around the waist. Heart stands in the center of the ring and stares at him while Ripley stands and holds his championship high up in the air. )
Eve: Kass challenges Jack on March 27th now, at Under Siege! What a match this is setting up to be! Oh my goodness I can’t wait!
(Commercial break for Kit Kat starring the Maidens of Malpractice. They just go ripped apart. :mjcry:)
(The camera opens back to the ring to see Gina Romano smiling with a microphone in her hands.)
Gina Romano: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN…THE FOLLOWING CONTEST IS SCHEDULED FOR ONE FALL!
World 1 Theatre: ONE FALL!
( ‘The Only Thing They Fear Is You’ by Mick Gordon plays over the World 1 Theatre as Ryan Wilson makes his way to the top of the entrance ramp, where the World 1 Theatre immediately boos him into an abyss as he makes his way down the ramp and into the ring smiling embracing everyone’s hate and disdain for him)
Gina Romano: Introducing first, from Montreal, Quebec, Canada, WEIGHING IN AT TWO HUNDRED- TWENTY POUNDS…HE IS THE SHOWDOWN GENERAL MANAGER….RYANNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN WIIIIIIIIIIIIIILLLLLLLLLLLSSSSSSSONNNNNNNNN!!!!!!!
(The Crowd continues to Boo— until ‘ The Only Thing They Fear is You’ by Mick Gordon fades and ‘ Runnin’ by 21 Savage starts blasting through the World 1 Theatre speakers, as Bronson Daniels, confidently makes his way to the top of the ramp and down to the ring where he’s met with Cheers and a positive reaction from the Virtual Crowd )
Gina Romano: AND HIS OPPONENT, RESIDING IN BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, WEIGHING IN AT TWO HUNDRED-TEN POUNDS….HE IS … ‘ THE WHITE WOMAN BUTCHER’ BROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONSSSSOOOOOOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNN
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
DeadPrez: BIG. FIGHT. FEEL. Here tonight. Bronson Daniels, one of Showdowns brightest stars, up against, Ryan Wilson, the man who believes he is the head of Showdowns table. This is a can’t miss, match up.
???: Actually, DeadPrez, any match featuring scum like Bronson Daniels is bound to be either a piss-break or food-run…so how about we tone down the praise a little bit, and focus on actually calling this atrocious piece of hot garbage.
Eve: And let us not forget…joining us at ringside for commentary…Kensingten Calhoun-Aston… heh, always a pleasure.
KCA: I’m sure it is.
Gavin Kirkland: I think she was being sarcastic-
DeadPrez: AND HERE WE GO. Bronson Daniels and Ryan Wilson engage each other in a test of strength! Both men forcing their opposition down to a knee- but Bronson Daniels, thinking quick on his feet- stomps on the exposed foot of Ryan Wilson, before kicking at his legs to chop him down to size!
Eve: Bronson Daniels is throwing kick after kick into the side of Ryan Wilson’s leg and thigh, and Ryan Wilson is struggling to even put weight on that leg now, as Bronson Daniels runs and bounces off the ropes knocking Wilson down with a running crossbody!
Kensingten: Seems like a bitch move to me. Throwing kicks in a fight he knows he can’t win? Does this guy actually possess any talent? No seriously… someone tell me, what’s so special about Bronson Daniels?
Gavin Kirkland: … Bronson Daniels goes for the quick pin attempt on Ryan Wilson!
DeadPrez: Ryan Wilson with the kick out at one and a half! He still has a lot more in the tank! As both men scramble back to their feet— Bronson Daniels charges at Ryan Wilson one more time.. CROSSBO— No! Ryan Wilson catches Bronson Daniels and presses Daniels over his head and drops him behind him with a vicious free-falling press slam! Bronson Daniels just ate straight canvas!
Eve: That slam just knocked all the air out of Bronson, and Ryan Wilson notices Bronson on his knees trying to catch his breath, and HE STRIKES BRONSON WITH A SUPERKICK THAT NEARLY REARRANGES BRONSON DANIELS JAW!
Kensingten: See what I mean? Bronson Daniels is a fraud! The guy thinks just because, he made it to the final three in the Extreme Elimination Chamber, he’s made it. He thinks just because he got a fluke win over Jon Kelton, with help from Lucas Johnson…he’s made it. But what have we all seen from Bronson Daniels? We’ve seen him fail, and continue to bring up the same thing! Bronson Daniels isn’t shit but a bitch ass…
DeadPrez & Eve: :mjpls: …
Gavin Kirkland: A bitch ass what, Kensi? :mjgrin: …
Eve: Anyway… BRONSON DANIELS JUST GOT ROCKED! AND RYAN WILSON FOLLOWS UP THAT SWEET SUPERKICK WITH A PIN!
DeadPrez: BUT BRONSON DANIELS GETS THE SHOULDER UP! Ryan Wilson picks Daniels up and tosses him into the corner, throwing lefts and rights, as Daniels begins to sulk in the corner, Ryan Wilson starts to ascend the turnbuckles to the top rope…Ryan Wilson grabs Bronson Daniels by the throat— AVALANCHE FACE BUSTER! RYAN WILSON JUST OPENED UP HIS BAG OF TRICKS!
Eve: EVEN BRONSON DANIELS CAN’T BELIEVE WHAT JUST HAPPENED TO HIM…HE LOOKS COMPLETELY OUT OF IT! Ryan Wilson notices this as he rushes to roll up Daniels!
Gavin Kirkland: BRONSON DANIELS SOMEHOW MANAGES TO KICKOUT! Bronson Daniels has the heart of a lion that’s something we already knew, but he’s absorbed a lot of punishment from our General Manager here tonight! Speaking of which look at Ryan Wilson, he’s arguing with the referee on whether or not that was a three count or not!
Ryan Wilson (off mic): You idiot, that was three!
Referee (off mic): It wasn’t Ryan, he kicked out just before the three count!
Ryan Wilson (off mic): Absolutely unjust officiating! Remind me to fire you after I beat this ass-hat!
DeadPrez: BUT LOOK FROM BEHIND- BRONSON DANIELS ATTACKS RYAN WILSON WHILE RYANS BACK WAS TURNED! Bronson throws an elbow into the back of Ryan Wilson’s head and it seems like Bronson is getting ready to end this match as he’s now measuring Ryan Wilson!!!
Eve: Ryan Wilson makes it back up to his feet— man Bronson Daniels might have given him whiplash!
Gavin Kirkland & DeadPrez: :dame: …
Gavin Kirkland: Ryan Wilson turns around… right into CHROME HEARTS!! THE SPINNING ROUNDHOUSE KICK CONNECTS RIGHT ON THE MONEY AND BRONSON DANIELS HOOKS THE LEG FOR THE PIN!!!
DeadPrez: NO! SOMEHOW SOMEWAY RYAN WILSON MANAGES TO KICKOUT JUST BEFORE THE THREE COUNT!!! LITERALLY QUARTER OF A SECOND MORE AND THIS MATCH WOULD HAVE BEEN OVER!
Kensingten: Do you see what I’ve been saying all night? Bronson Daniels is a failure and a fraud, if he can’t so much as put away Ryan Wilson- why the hell did he even bother sticking his damn nose in my business, costing me my damn voltage match!
Eve: Well Kensi, you did cost him his Number One Contendership match-
Kensingten: Don’t get it twisted hun, Bronson Daniels would’ve lost either way. What I did, was a service to everyone watching from home, and everyone in the back. I took out the trash and prevented everyone from seeing the same thing repeat, another Bronson Daniels failure!
Gavin Kirkland: Bronson Daniels is back up to his feet and he’s begging for Ryan Wilson to make it back to his— THE WORLD 1 THEATRE IS BEHIND BRONSON DANIELS HERE TONIGHT! THEY’RE CHANTING AND CHEERING FOR HIM…
DeadPrez: YES THEY ARE– Ryan Wilson makes it back to his feet and turns around— DECAPITATION!!!! THE ELBOW KNOCKS RYAN WILSONS HEAD OFF— NO RYAN WILSON DUCKS AT THE VERY LAST SECOND!!! RYAN WILSON KICKS BRONSON DANIELS IN THE GUT AND PLANTS HIM WITH A DESPERATION DDT!!!
Eve: OH MY GOD THIS MATCH WAS NEARLY OVER– BUT RYAN WILSON HAD THE WHEREWITHAL TO DUCK HIS HEAD AND COUNTER BRONSON DANIELS FINISH MOVE INTO A DDT! But now Ryan Wilson has to find a way to put Bronson Daniels away!
Kensingten: Shouldn’t be too hard, Bronson Daniels is enhancement talent if I’ve ever seen it. Guy couldn’t finish first in a one manned race, fucking n-
Gavin Kirkland: RYAN WILSON NOTICES BRONSON IS STIRRING—- RYAN WILSON…DECAPITATION!!!! WHAT THE HELL? RYAN WILSON JUST HIT BRONSON DANIELS WITH HIS OWN FINISHER MANEUVER?!?!?! RYAN WILSON HOOKS THE LEG FOR THE PIN!!!!
DeadPrez: HOW IN THE HELL DID BRONSON DANIELS JUST KICKOUT OF THAT!?!?!? Bronson Daniels showing us the stuff legends are made of! And Ryan Wilson can’t believe his eyes as he scrambles back towards the bottom rope in complete disbelief and fear!
Eve: Ryan Wilson, and myself included, heck probably everyone watching, thought that was the end of Bronson Daniels, I don’t think anyone, and I mean anyone, saw him kicking out of that! What heart from both of these men here tonight!
Kensingten: I WANT HIM TESTED FOR PERFORMANCE ENHANCING DRUGS IMMEDIATELY! I WANT HIM TAKEN TO TRIAL AND HUNG THEN BURIED UNDERNEATH THE PRISON! HE’S A BLATANT AND OBVIOUS CHEATER!
Gavin, Eve, & DeadPrez: :mjpls: …
DeadPrez: Ryan Wilson is completely baffled, he’s trying to figure out a way to take Bronson Daniels out of this match here tonight! Ryan Wilson is measuring… he’s sees Bronson stirring! Bronson struggling to make it to his feet, barely able to stand on his knees–RYAN WILSON GOING TO THE KILL—-DECAPITATION ONCE MORE!! RYAN WILSON STEALS BRONSON DANIELS FINISHER FOR A SECOND TIME—WAIT NO! BRONSON DANIELS DUCKS THE ELBOW STRIKE AND KIPS BACK UP ONTO HIS FEET— RYAN WILSON TURNS AROUND RIGHT INTO A CHROME HEARTS TAG!!! SPINNING BACK KICK RIGHT ACROSS THE JAW OF RYAN WILSON!!!
Eve: Bronson Daniels and Ryan Wilson… BOTH THESE COMPETITORS ARE GIVING IT THERE ALL. That Chrome Hearts Tag might’ve just taken everything out of Bronson Daniels, but look he’s picking up the deadweight that is Ryan Wilson and he’s got him by the arms, COULD THIS BE— SAVAGE MODE?!?!
Kensingten: I’m not about to sit here and watch this imbecile try to find happiness at another hardworking person’s expense!
(Kensingten Calhoun-Astor removes her commentary headset and gets up from her chair, and approaches the ring garnering Bronson Daniels attention, who stops his finisher mid-move and tosses Ryan Wilson to the side )
Bronson (off mic): What the hell do you want?
Kensingten (off mic): I want you to suffer. I want you to dread ever costing me my match.
Bronson(off mic): Yeah aight white bitch, just go back to doing your job before you get hurt out here :bronfoh: .
Kensingten (off mic): Oh really? Is that a threat? Do you think you scare me, you coward? You think you’re real tough off of all those false accolades you like to flash in everyones face, but at your core, you know you’re a failure. You’re no better than Lucas Johnson or any other sad sack of crap that repeatedly gets opportunity after opportunity with no results to be seen!
( Kensingten climbs onto the ring apron continuing her back and forth with Bronson just as…)
DeadPrez: I THINK BRONSON DANIELS HEARD ENOUGH AS HE GOES KICKS KENSINGTEN CALHOUN-ASTOR IN THE MIDSECTION KNOCKING HER OFF THE APRON— BUT WAIT RYAN WILSON WITH SOCCER KICK TO THE JEWELS! LOW BLOW FROM RYAN WILSON, AND THE REFEREE WAS SO DISTRACTED BY EVERYTHING GOING ON WITH BRONSON AND KENSINGTEN HE DIDN’T EVEN SEE IT!
Eve: RYAN WILSON WITH THE ROLL UP FOLLOWING THE LOWBLOW—- AND LOOK GUYS HE’S GOT A HANDFUL OF BRONSON DANIELS TIGHTS AND THE REFEREE HAS NO IDEA!!!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Gina Romano: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN HERE IS YOUR WINNER…THE GENERAL MANAGER OF SHOWDOWN…..RRRRRRRRRRRYYYYYAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANNNNNNNN WILLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLSSSSOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONNN!!!!!!!
(‘ The Only Thing They Fear Is You’ by Mick Gordon hits as Ryan Wilson celebrates his hard-fought victory as the World 1 Theatre crowd boo’s in the background )
DeadPrez: Both men fought hard here tonight! This match really could have gone either way. But in the end, it was apparent, the numbers weren’t in the favor of Bronson Daniels! Ryan Wilson better thank Kensingten Calhoun-Astor for helping him secure this win!
Eve: What a great match, it’s a shame to see it end how it did but hats off to both men here tonigh— Wait, what’s going on here
(The camera pans back over in the ring where we see Ryan Wilson on the second rope celebrating, as Kensingten Calhoun-Astor enters the ring where Bronson Daniels is seen on his knees clutching his ribs and stomach )
DeadPrez: Oh come on…leave the man alone..you already cost him the match! Consider the job done.
Eve: No. Kensingten isn’t just going to be satisfied with costing Bronson his match.. She wants to send a message! Kensingten is measuring Bronson…. SHE CHARGES IN…..DECAPITATION!!!! ADDING INSULT TO INJURY KENSINGTEN CALHOUN-ASTOR…MAY HAVE JUST CONCUSSED AND KNOCKED OUT BRONSON DANIELS WITH HIS OWN MOVE!!!!!
Gavin Kirkland: AND LOOK AT RYAN WILSON HE’S JUST LOVING IT! RYAN WILSON IS HAVING AN ABSOLUTE BLAST AT BRONSON DANIELS EXPENSE! AND LOOK AT KENSINGTEN… JUST STANDING OVER THE LIFELESS BODY OF BRONSON DANIELS…ADMIRING HER WORK. THIS WOMAN IS SICK.
Ryan Wilson (off mic to the unconscious Bronson Daniels): You should’ve stayed out of her business :mjlol2:
(‘ The Only Thing TheyFear is You’ by Mick Gordon plays again as Ryan Wilson exits the ring with a huge grin on his face)
(The camera then fades to black with Kensingten standing over Bronson’s lifeless body.)
(Commercial for EAW Action Figures starring Ronan Malosi throwing a tantrum on set for the producers not including his Applebee’s vest as part of his switchable attire.)
(‘Eye of the Tiger’ by New Found Glory hits as Showdown cuts back to ringside, and the virtual crowd begins cheering. Harlow Reichert walks out with a microphone in her hand, and she begins making her way down to the ring just one week after her Answers World Championship match against Jack Ripley. As she enters the ring she waits for the cheering to die down before finally beginning to speak.)
Harlow Reichert: Last week in the main event of Showdown I faced Jack Ripley for his Answers World Championship. I was definitely prepared for that match. After all I was the one that laid out the challenge, and as expected Jack answered it. He gave me what I wanted with an Answers World Championship match, and more importantly a chance to test myself with the guy currently at the top of the blue brand. In the end, I didn’t walk out of Showdown with the Answers World Championship or a victory over Jack Ripley. That match just didn’t go my way. I could have been the person Kassidy Heart would be facing at Under Siege for the Answers World Championship but I no longer have that opportunity. I lost. Jack Ripley beat me, but that’s okay. I made it clear that I was going to keep my head up regardless of what happened in that Answers World Championship match. Last week hasn’t affected my mindset the way people thought it has. Jack Ripley managed to retain his Championship and that’s fine. It was only a temporary setback and I’m not going to dwell on it, especially not at a time like this. There’s no time for me to dwell on it. Very soon there’s a big show coming up for Showdown and I don’t want to miss the opportunity to compete there. Right now I want to keep moving forward, and there’s only one place to go from here. Under Siege.
(The virtual crowd begins cheering upon hearing the next Showdown free-per-view.)
Harlow Reichert: I’m not going to allow my loss last week to stop me from competing at the show, especially not when I laid out that challenge in the first place. It was a good match, but a loss there was never going to be the end of me. That match was about the competition. It was about testing myself, and after the match we had last week I want to do more. I want more competition and I want another chance to see where I stand. I want a match at Under Siege. I’m coming to Under Siege for a battle, and it doesn’t matter who it is. I don’t care who I have to face, all I’m asking for is for someone to step up and take me on in a match. I may not have the Answers World Championship to put up for grabs, but I’m not going to miss Under Siege for anything. So if anyone backstage is willing to face me, please step up and let me know.
(Harlow waits for a moment as the virtual crowd cheers loudly, clearly excited for the possibility of Harlow having a match at Under Siege. Harlow continues waiting, and begins looking around the World 1 Theatre as nobody answers.)
Harlow Reichert: So… Nobody? Nobody wants a match against me at Under Siege-
(‘In My Bones’ by The Score suddenly hits before Harlow could finish speaking, and the virtual crowd pretty much explodes. To Harlow’s surprise, Raven Roberts begins walking out to the stage with a smirk on her face and a microphone in her hand. She looks around at the virtual crowd before looking back at Harlow, and finally she begins to speak.)
Raven Roberts: You know Harlow, I don’t actually have a match for Under Siege either. I’m in the same boat as you, Harlow. I just want a match. It doesn’t matter who it’s against. I’ve been away from the ring for a pretty long time, and now that I’m back the last thing I want is to lose out on opportunities to get back to where I used to be. I’m not going to let Under Siege go by without competing at the show, but up until now I didn’t know who I’d be facing. Well, I see that you don’t have an opponent either.. So I might have finally found the right person.
(The crowd once again begins cheering loudly for the possibility of Raven Roberts versus Harlow Reichert at Under Siege. Harlow keeps listening as Raven continues.)
Raven Roberts: So Harlow, what do you say? Will you face me at Under-
Deadprez: WAIT, MINERVA!!! MINERVA JUST ATTACKED RAVEN ROBERTS FROM BEHIND, AND NOW HERE COMES DRAKE KING AND MYLES!! ALL THREE MEMBERS OF NEW EDEN ARE HERE AND THEY’RE ATTACKING RAVEN ON THE STAGE! RAVEN ROBERTS IS OUTNUMBERED! SHE’S TRYING TO PUNCH MINERVA BUT SHE’S BEING ATTACKED BY DRAKE AND MYLES AT THE SAME TIME!! RAVEN COST MINERVA HER EAW CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH LAST WEEK ON VOLTAGE, AND IT LOOKS LIKE NEW EDEN DIDN’T TAKE THAT TOO KINDLY!
Eve: DRAKE GRABS RAVEN FROM BEHIND, AND HE HITS RAVEN WITH THE CROWN OF THORNS BACKBREAKER, BEFORE PUSHING RAVEN INTO THE DEVIL’S TOUCH BY MINERVA! ILLUMINATI CONNECTS BY DRAKE AND MINERVA BUT THEY DON’T STOP THERE! MYLES GRABS RAVEN FROM BEHIND NOW, AND HE DROPS HER WITH A RIPCORD KNEE STRIKE! All three New Eden members are stomping away at Raven now, and this isn’t good at all! Someone needs to stop this right now, Raven’s getting destroyed by these three just as she was about to challenge Harlow to a match at Under Siege! Come on, where’s the officials!?
Deadprez: Minerva pulls Raven up now, AND NOW MYLES HITS RAVEN WITH A KNEE TO THE BACK OF THE HEAD, BEFORE MINERVA DROPS HARLOW WITH THE REVERSE STO! SIN EATER CONNECTS BY MYLES AND MINERVA, AND RAVEN ROBERTS HAS TO BE OUT! This definitely needs to stop!
Gavin Kirkland: WAIT, YES!! THICCLOW JUST LEFT THE RING AND SHE’S GOING AFTER NEW EDEN!! HARLOW IS GOING AFTER ALL THREE MEMBERS, HITTING MINERVA WITH A FOREARM BEFORE DOING THE SAME TO DRAKE AND MYLES! Thicclow is trying to fend all three of them off and save who might just be her opponent at Under Siege!
Deadprez: Oh no, I think the numbers game might be too much for her though! Myles just kicked Harlow in the midsection and now they’re all over her! Minerva has a hold of Harlow now as both Drake and Myles back up, AND NOW MINERVA SENDS HARLOW RIGHT INTO THEM! THE SECOND COMING CONNECTS!! Drake and Myles with that Guillotine and Bicycle knee combo, but are they still not done!?
Eve: Drake and Myles pull Harlow up before sending her to Minerva, and Minerva grabs Harlow in a front facelock before lifting her up! ATLAS FALLS ON THE STAGE!!! New Eden just destroyed Raven Roberts, AND Harlow Reichert just for trying to help Raven!
Deadprez: This definitely isn’t over.
(The virtual crowd begins booing heavily as ‘My Brother (the Dragonslayer)’ by Shiro SAGISU hits. Multiple officials come running out to the stage to check on Harlow Reichert and Raven Roberts, and the members of New Eden just admires the damage done before finally making their way backstage, leaving the two hurt Elitists as Showdown fades away from the stage.)
(Commercial for Drake King plush dolls with catchphrases. He can save all of you in everybody’s home. :blessed:)
(Showdown comes back from commercial break to the backstage area of the World 1 Theatre. The virtual crowd pops in excitement as Justin Windgate is seen making his way through the hallway. He’s looking around for a good bit as he seems to be looking for someone before he stops at a worker)
Justin Windgate: Hey have you seen Ryan?
(He simply responds with a shake of the head as Justin shrugs and continues to walk down the hallway. He checks his phone for a moment before he bumps into someone on accident he attempts to move past them but stops in his tracks after he sees who it is)
Justin Windgate: Sorry about that- Oh.
(Justin turns his attention to see Alissa Brady who looks up from the paper she’s looking over with a smile on her face, not seeming to be so disturbed by Justin’s interruption)
Alissa Brady: Justin! What’s the rush?
Justin Windgate: On hey, I’m just trying to find Ryan, any clue where he is? I gotta talk to him.
Alissa Brady: Well from what I know he’s off on his own business, I don’t know where, but I can relay the message. What’s up?
Justin Windgate: Well I want to talk about my future, specially regarding the Interwire Championship. I feel like I have so much to offer in that regard, and as I’ve said before I want to grow as a Champion and I’ll make sure to do everything to make sure that happens. So I had an idea, what better, why stop at defending my Championship at Under Siege against Ronan? I want a Interwire Championship defense before Under Siege, think you can get that to him?
Alissa Brady: Of course-
(The crowd turns to boos as Ronan Malosi is seen strutting in as he’s clearly glistening with sweat after his match. Of course he’s coming off of a loss to Cage but with camera proof that his foot was on the ropes at the end of the match it further fuels his conspiracy theories that they’re out to get him. He opens his eyes as he catches both Alissa and Justin as they’re finishing up their conversation with one another. Ronan’s smile completely drains from his face as Justin looks towards him before looking back at Alissa as he responds to him)
Justin Windgate: Thanks.
(Justin from there then makes his way out of the frame as Ronan, his temper beginning to come to a head as he connects two and two and “realizes” what is going on, glares at him as Justin does the same before he disappears, clearly the both of them not so happy seeing one another backstage. Alissa turns around to see Ronan as a grin grows on her face as she makes his way over to him, taking a hand and bringing it onto his chest as she looks up at him in a flirty manner)
Alissa Brady: Oh hey there. Can’t wait to see you prove me wrong at Under Siege. Maybe then…
(Alissa moves her hand across his chest as she checks the time on her phone before looking up at him, clearly trying to entice him even more)
Alissa Brady: Oops, look at the time, have to go!
(Alissa smirks as her hand moves from his chest and grazes his shoulder before walking away as Ronan blinks a few times. Seeming to be enamored at the moment because of Alissa it doesn’t help his confusion from what happened before that regarding her and Justin. He looks back at where she went before looking forward again. Before long someone walks up behind him which catches him by surprise for a good moment before he turns around. The crowd boos at who they see as Ryan Wilson makes his way towards him)
Ryan Wilson: Ronan! Hey there bud, saw what happened during the matchup and let me just say right now that it was nothing to worry about. It was a mistake by the referee and I promise you that he just didn’t see your foot on the ropes. Let me assure you again that there is absolutely no conspiracy going on against you and I will personally make sure that none of that happens again, especially at Under Siege in your match against Windgate.
(Ronan closes his eyes for a good moment as Ryan faces him. He takes a few deep breaths before he opens his eyes, absolutely frustrated and angry as he begins to freak out)
Ronan Malosi: This can’t be happening! No no no what was that?!
Ryan Wilson: What was what???
Ronan Malosi: DID YOU NOT SEE IT RYAN?! Justin! Alissa! THEY WERE SPEAKING TOGETHER! What is going on right now?! Is there a plan against me that they’re trying to hide?! Justin is no good and seeing Alissa, SOMEONE I TRUSTED, talking to him?! THIS IS UNBELIEVABLE! This can’t be happening… no no, this is happening! WHY ARE THEY TALKING?! THE CONSPIRACY IS REAL!! Especially after how my match with Cage ended and last week! Don’t tell me…
(Ryan gives a slight groan as he shakes his head after hearing what Ronan had to say)
Ryan Wilson: Grow up Ronan, I told you nothing is going on. What’s wrong with co-workers talking to one another? But you should be using this fuel, you should be using this motivation to becoming a Champion rather than getting your dick wet. Admit it, nobody thinks that you’re able to beat Windgate for the title and you have a long way to prove that you have a chance against somebody like him. You should be focusing on that first, there’s no conspiracy behind anything, trust me. Keep your head high.
(Ryan pats Ronan as he makes his way out of the scene and takes his leave. By the looks of things that doesn’t satisfy Ronan as much as it should as he’s still clearly not happy. Trying to process things, the last shot seen is Ronan looking unhappy and serious as from there, Showdown fades out to elsewhere)
(The camera returns to the backstage area where we see Xavier Williams already in his gear as he looks around the backstage area, seeming to be in search of something. He approaches one of the masked production assistants, a girl with a blonde ponytail and a clipboard in her hand.)
Xavier Williams: Have you seen Wilson?
Production Assistant: I’m sorry?
Xavier Williams: Ryan Wilson. The guy who calls himself General Manager. Where is he? He’s moved his usual office space and security isn’t telling me where he is.
Production Assistant: I… I don’t know if I…
Xavier Williams: Just tell me. I’m tired of the fucking cat and mouse.
(The production assistant darts her eyes around before pointing towards a door at the far end of a nearby hallway where two large men stand within arm’s reach of the doorframe.)
Xavier Williams: Thanks.
(Xavier then makes his way down the hall and towards the doorway where the two large men suddenly step in and stand shoulder to shoulder, blocking Xavier’s view of the door.)
Xavier Williams: Really? This isn’t necessary.
Security Guard 1: General Manager Wilson believes you to be a liability, Mr. Williams. You do not have permission to enter his new office.
Security Guard 2: Please leave, before we are forced to remove you from the premises.
(Xavier raises an eyebrow and actually grins at the latter statement, almost hoping the guy would try. But before the conversation can go any further, Ryan Wilson opens the door with a cock-sure grin on his face as he stands behind his guards and looks directly at Xavier.)
Ryan Wilson: Ah, Mr. Williams, I was about to head to the ring to deliver a little message but since you’re here, I’ll happily tell you to your face.
Xavier Williams: Oh, really? Because I had something to say to you about this bullshit match tonight. I’ll take on people like Bethany Blue any day of the week but you just putting your enemies against one another to try and weaken everyone, that’s the act of a coward. Much like hiring muscle to protect you since you know you can’t do it yourself.
Ryan Wilson: A coward? Is that so? Well, now that you’ve gotten that little nugget off your chest, here’s my message: You’re welcome.
(Xavier seems paused by that sentence, a look of confusion settles over his face.)
Ryan Wilson: That’s right. You’re welcome. Because when you first came back to Showdown, you were an embarrassment. A man brought back to relive glory, only to show he didn’t have the desire to be the person he used to be. An old dog incapable of new tricks, and too riddled with arthritis and fleas to perform the old ones. You needed a shot in the arm. A wake up call. You needed to have something motivate you to be the Best in the World again. So I took that responsibility on. Just as I have taken on responsibility after responsibility that so many others want to paint as selfish motives. I know people don’t like me as the General Manager. But I do what’s best for business. I don’t think that. I know it. No matter what you, the whiny snots in the locker room, or even HRDO and the board have to say about it. I make things happen. So I attacked you. And I knew damn well what I was doing. Either you would leave and stay home, curled up on the couch for the rest of your life content with laziness and mediocrity, or Showdown got one of EAW’s most historically prized gems back and better than ever, the Best in the World once again fired up and putting on breathtaking performances.
(Xavier and Ryan are eye locked. Both of the staring lasers through the other.)
Ryan Wilson: And all you’ve done ever since has been to attack me and try to undermine everything that I’ve done for you, all because you don’t understand it. You’ll never understand it. And that means we’ll never truly see the Best in the World that we knew from years ago. You’re washed up. Pathetic. And now, at Under Siege, your hubris will cost you. Because try as you might to take me out of my position, I’m going to walk you out to the barn and put a bullet in the head of the withered, rabid, mangy mutt that wears the name of a man in the EAW Hall of Fame. Because every time my job has been on the line… I have stepped up. I have come through. And I have remained in power. Because Ryan Wilson is what’s good for this brand. I do what is best for this brand and for my roster. Such as hiring these guards to protect YOU, Xavier. Protect you from being yourself and making mistakes that you would regret.
Xavier Williams: You’re incredibly delu—
Ryan Wilson: I don’t have any more time for you, Mr. Williams. I have paperwork to finish for my Interwire Championship match next week. And you have a main event to prepare for.
(Xavier steps just a bit closer, causing the guards to tense up.)
Xavier Williams: If I wanted my hands on you right now, do you really think that these two would be enough to stop me?
(They both stare down for a few seconds more before Xavier turns to walk away. Before he leaves, though, he pauses and turns back.)
Xavier Williams: Hang on… YOUR Interwire Championship match?
Ryan Wilson: Yes. Since you, HRDO, and everyone else around seem so set on making these my final weeks in charge, I decided that for my years of service and sacrifice that I deserved an opportunity to show you all the mistake you’ve made about me. And Justin Windgate was saying to Alissa just earlier that he wanted another title defense before Under Siege. So while I have the capability to do so, I am giving myself the chance that no one else likely would despite how much I’ve worked for it.
(Xavier seems part stunned and part not surprised at all that Ryan would grant himself a title match with all that’s been going on.)
Ryan Wilson: You have a match, Xavier. Bethany won’t take it easy on you. Better get to it.
(Xavier looks as though he wants to say something but ultimately he just shakes his head before walking away.)
(Commercial that is clearly heavily edited to show Ryan Wilson’s many victories in the ring followed by every time Justin Windgate has been pinned before promoting the big Interwire Championship match next week between the two men. The bottom of the screen says “This ad is paid for by Ryan Wilson Productions.”)
(The camera pans around before finally focusing on Gina Romano stood in the center of the ring, ready to announce the competitors for our main event of the evening.)
Gina Romano: The following contest is scheduled for…ONE FALL!!
(“Bad Medicine” by Bon Jovi plays to somewhat of a mixed reaction for Bethany Blue who steps out from the curtain, beginning to head her way down to the ring.)
Gina Romano: And her opponent! Residing in Boca Raton, Florida, weighing in at 125 pounds…DOCTOR BETHANY BLUE!!
Gavin Kirkland: :mjlit:
Eve: Bethany Blue has a big match ahead of her tonight against Xavier Williams, a match she’s mentioned all in the build would mean big for her to win tonight.
Deadprez: True, but you can’t think that she’s 100% focused. The looming threat of Cage has to be in the back of her mind, it’s clear that the no touch rule means absolutely nothing to him, it doesn’t look to mean much for Bethany Blue as she attacked Cage earlier on in the night.
Eve: Yeah, but I worry about General Manager Wilson’s reaction to all this, his rules just being broken by both competitors without a single care in the world, you have to imagine that these actions will soon come to have consequences. Which I think would be unfair if you ask me, I mean, why is Cage getting off the hook while Bethany isn’t. If Wilson is looking to apply some punishment, it better be given to both competitors.
(Bethany settles in the ring as “Bad Medicine” gets replaced with “Just Being Me” by NF to a pretty positive reaction from our audience as Xavier Williams comes down to the ring.)
Gina Romano: Introducing first! Residing in Pensacola, Florida, weighing in at 220 pounds…HE IS ‘THE BEST IN THE WORLD’…XAVIER WILLIAMS!!
Eve: We know Bethany Blue’s issues with Ryan Wilson, but we’ve also come to know Xavier Williams’ issues with Ryan Wilson as of late with the feud these two are having that has gotten bitter real fast.
Deadprez: A bitter feud that will soon come to an end at Under Siege in a job vs career match, could you imagine Xavier Williams career being put to rest by Ryan Wilson?
Gavin Kirkland: Could you imagine Ryan Wilson’s General Manager career being put to rest by Xavier Williams? That’s something that really shouldn’t happen as Ryan has been nothing but the best boss anyone could ask for.
Eve: :wow: Whatever you say.
(Xavier and Bethany both settle in the ring, preparing to face each other as the referee rings the bell.)
(DING! DING! DING!)
Eve: There’s the bell and this match is officially underway, both competitors immediately locking up! Xavier Williams gets the early advantage with a headlock takedown, Bethany Blue tries to push Xavier off but it’s no use as the grip is too tight. So Bethany escapes the side headlock by trapping Xavier Williams in a headscissors.
Deadprez: Xavier Williams manages to kip up to his feet, simultaneously pushing the legs of Bethany Blue from around his head.
Gavin Kirkland: I don’t know why Xavier Williams would ever wanna break himself free of that. :shaq:
Deadprez: :wow: And the two competitors lock up again, Xavier getting the advantage this time by backing up Bethany in the corner! However, look at the smarts of Bethany Blue. Grabbing the waistband of the back of Williams’ tights and using that as leverage to pull him in the corner as the two switch positions now, and it’s Bethany Blue unloading with punches in bunches in the corner!
Eve: Xavier goes down in the corner, but Bethany continues to strike with a barrage of stomps before being made to create some separation by the referee who takes her away. Bethany soon is able to make her way back to Xavier and she pulls him out of the corner. A punch attempt made by Blue! But it gets blocked by Xavier Williams who fights back out of the corner with punches of his own!
Deadprez: A side headlock locked in again by Xavier, but Bethany Blue bounces him off the ropes, finding a way to escape that headlock! But Xavier Williams rebounds off the ropes with a shoulder tackle, and he runs off the ropes parallel to Bethany’s downed body! But Bethany isn’t downed for long as she turns to her stomach, causing Williams to trip over her and land face-first on the mat!
Eve: Xavier is certainly feeling the effects of that one as he tries to get back to his feet, BUT BETHANY BLUE WITH A BASEMENT DROPKICK SENDS XAVIER RIGHT BACK DOWN! And Bethany is gonna look for a cover after that!
Eve: Didn’t even stifle a two count as Xavier Williams retreats back into the corner, and Bethany is in hot pursuit- BUT XAVIER WILLIAMS WITH A DROP TOE HOLD SENDING BETHANY BLUE FACE-FIRST INTO THE MIDDLE TURNBUCKLE! Bethany Blue falls out of the corner and rolls to the outside, looking to create some separation, but Xavier Williams is quick to follow her on the outside. AND BETHANY BOUNCES FACE-FIRST OFF OUR ANNOUNCE TABLE THANKS TO XAVIER!
Deadprez: The punishment doesn’t end there for Bethany Blue, AS NOW SHE GETS BOUNCED FACE-FIRST OFF THE STEEL STEPS! Xavier Williams brings her back into the ring now, BUT BETHANY RECOVERS QUICK ENOUGH TO SCORE A KICK TO THE MIDSECTION ON XAVIER ONCE HE GOT INTO THE RING! AND BETHANY UNLOADS WITH PUNCHES TO THE KNEELING WILLIAMS! Bethany is fired up, we talked about how much this match meant for her, and she’s showing it here with the level of aggressiveness she’s bringing tonight.
Gavin Kirkland: She’s so hot when she’s angry like that. :shaq:
Eve: Why, Gavin? What is wrong with you?
Gavin Kirkland: I don’t think anything is wrong with me, I’m pretty normal to be honest.
Eve: :roman: Anyways, Bethany Blue has Xavier on the ropes with those punches, figuratively and literally. Bethany tries to whip Xavier off the ropes- but Xavier stops her from doing so by holding on to the rope himself! AND A KICK TO THE KNEE FORCES BLUE TO RELEASE HER GRIP, BETHANY TURNS AROUND TO IMMEDIATELY MEET A ROUNDHOUSE AFTERWARDS AS WELL THAT STAGGERS HER GREATLY!
Deadprez: BIG BOOT WITH A BACK ELBOW TO FOLLOW DOESN’T JUST STAGGER BETHANY BUT COMPLETELY SENDS HER TUMBLING THROUGH THE MIDDLE ROPE OFF IT’S IMPACT! AND LOOK AT THIS! XAVIER WILLIAMS SOARS TO THE OUTSIDE WITH THE SASUKE SPECIAL! COMPLETELY JUST WIPING OUT BETHANY BLUE! XAVIER SLIDES HER BACK INTO THE RING! SPRINGBOARD FOREARM SMASH AND HE’S GONNA LOOK FOR THE COVER AFTER THAT!
Eve: A KICKOUT BY BETHANY BLUE! Xavier Williams immediately attempts to bring Bethany Blue back to a vertical base- BUT SHE BREAKS FREE AND CRACKS HIM IN THE JAW WITH A CORKSCREW ELBOW! BETHANY TRIES TO RUN OFF THE ROPES, HOWEVER, SHE GETS CAUGHT WITH A DROPKICK BY XAVIER WILLIAMS! AND XAVIER ATTEMPTS ANOTHER PIN ON BETHANY HERE!
Deadprez: Another kickout from Bethany there! And Xavier Williams traps her in a rear chinlock, this is gonna just wear down Bethany Blue and even give Xavier enough time to recover so he can formulate a new plan against Bethany Blue. That’s just veteran thinking by Xavier Williams, who’s keeping that chinlock in tight even with Bethany Blue driving the back of her elbow into his midsection. XAVIER ANSWERS WITH A CLUBBING BLOW RIGHT TO THE SIDE OF BETHANY’S HEAD!
Eve: BETHANY IS TRYING TO FIGHT HER WAY OUT OF THIS, MORE BACK ELBOWS TO THE GUT OF XAVIER AS SHE WORKS HER WAY BACK TO HER FEET! MORE BACK ELBOWS HIT THEIR MARK AND THE GRIP OF XAVIER LOOSENS ENOUGH FOR BETHANY TO GET AWAY HERE- BUT OH! BETHANY TRIED TO WALK AWAY BUT JUST GETS RIPPED TO THE MAT AS XAVIER HAD A HOLD OF HER HAIR!
Deadprez: Crafty move by Williams there, as he works his way to the top rope now! Bethany has no idea what’s in store for her, but she’s gonna find out in a minute! XAVIER TAKES TO THE SKIES WITH A HUGE MISSILE DROPKICK! BETHANY BLUE LOOKS TO BE DOWN AND OUT AS HE GOES FOR THE COVER!
Deadprez: BETHANY KICKS OUT AGAIN! The referee was on the brink of a three count as you can tell, and that’s huge. Because that’s the closest anyone’s got to said three count in this match thus far, if Xavier Williams continues with the punishment, it won’t be long before he gets the three count! I think Xavier realizes that as well as he drags Bethany over by the corner, and begins scaling the top rope again.
Eve: Xavier needs to be careful, the last thing you want is to go the well too many times. ANOTHER AERIAL ATTEMPT MADE HERE- BUT BETHANY CUTS HIM OFF! BETHANY WITH A HUGE FOREARM THAT STOPS XAVIER RIGHT IN HIS TRACKS! AND BETHANY IS GONNA LOOK TO FOLLOW WILLIAMS UP THERE! YOU CAN SEE XAVIER WILLIAMS TRYING TO KNOCK BETHANY BACK DOWN WITH THE MAT WITH PUNCHES TO THE HEAD BUT BETHANY IS FIRING RIGHT BACK AT XAVIER WITH STRIKES OF HER OWN!
Deadprez: XAVIER GETS HOOKED UP FOR A SUPERPLEX, BUT HE’S HOLDING ON TO THE TOP
ROPE, MAKING SURE THAT BETHANY CAN’T CONNECT WITH IT! BUT BETHANY WITH WELL-PLACED SHOTS TO THE ABDOMINAL AREA OF WILLIAMS GETS HIM TO LOSE HIS GRIP AS SHE STEPS ON THE TOP ROPE WITH HIM! TOP ROPE SUPERPLEX!! BOTH COMPETITORS COME CRASHING HARD!
Gavin Kirkland: Trust, that is no small height they’re falling from, crashing off the top turnbuckle like that HURTS. I think these two could even need medical attention themselves in a minute, I’ll go strip Bethany down to the check for bruising or scars. Be righ-
(Eve slaps the hell out of Gavin, leaving a red mark on his face.)
Eve: Do not listen to what this bozo is saying, both competitors went crashing down, but both competitors are already slowly making their way back to their feet! A punch from Xavier connects to Bethany, and now a punch from Bethany connects to Xavier as these two are going back and forth! XAVIER! BLUE! XAVIER! BLUE!
Deadprez: XAVIER HITS A STIFF BIG BOOT AND ATTEMPTS THE COMBO WE SAW A BIT EARLIER WITH THE BACK ELBOW TO FOLLOW, BUT BETHANY CATCHES THE ELBOW AND HOOKS IT ALONG WITH THE OTHER! TIGER SUPLEX, AND IT DROPS XAVIER ON THE BACK OF HIS HEAD AS BETHANY BRIDGES IT FOR A PIN!
Deadprez: KICKOUT! BETHANY ALMOST HAD XAVIER DEAD TO RIGHTS, RIGHT THEN AND THERE! BUT LOOK AT BETHANY, THE KICKOUT HAPPENED, BUT IT’S NOT GONNA PHASE HER ONE BIT! SHE HAS HER PLAN FORMULATED AND YOU CAN SEE HER SETTING UP FOR THE TJD! SUPER- XAVIER CAUGHT THE FOOT OF BETHANY BLUE, AND SENDS IT BACK! PULLING THE LEG OUT FROM UNDER BETHANY AS SHE FALLS TO ONE KNEE!
Eve: KING’S FALL!! …DENIED! BETHANY CAUGHT THE BOOT OF XAVIER WILLIAMS ALSO, AND PULLS HIM IN FOR A FISHERMAN SUPLEX! BETHANY HOISTS HIM UP, BUT XAVIER CORKSCREWS OUT OF IT WHILE IN THE AIR AND COMES DOWN WITH A STUNNER! XAVIER IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWS UP WITH A POWERBOMB THAT HE HOLDS FOR A PIN!
Deadprez: BETHANY KICKS OUT- BUT XAVIER ROLLS HER TO BOTH KNEES AND LANDS FLUSH WITH A KNEE LIFT RIGHT TO THE SIDE OF BLUE’S FACE! Bethany looks like she just had her lights knocked out as Xavier stalks her while she starts working her way back to her feet! XAVIER SPRINGS OFF THE ROPES FOR A CUTTER, ASHES OF THE PHOENIX…GETS COUNTERED! TJD!! SUPERKICK TO THE BACK OF THE HEAD WHILE XAVIER WAS FLYING IN THE AIR, AND THAT JUST PUT ALL OF HIS MOMENTUM TO A SCREECHING HALT!
Eve: HOW ON EARTH DID XAVIER WILLIAMS KICK OUT THERE?! The resilience of this man is off the charts! Bethany Blue is starting to get that look in her eye, however, she realizes it’s time to finish this and finish this she shall. The glove we’ve seen so often gets slipped on the hand of The Doctor as she steps over to the head of Xavier Williams. AND BETHANY TRIES TO PLUNGE THOSE FINGERS DOWN THE THROAT OF XAVIER WILLIAMS WITH SAY AHHH! BUT XAVIER CAUGHT THE HAND OF BETHANY BLUE AND FENDS HER OFF WITH AN UPWARD KICK RIGHT TO THE TOP OF BETHANY’S HEAD!
Deadprez: XAVIER SCRAMBLES BACK TO HIS FEET! BETHANY AGAIN TRIES TO GET THAT MANDIBLE CLAW MANUEVER IN, BUT XAVIER SWATS THE HAND AWAY WITH A BICYCLE KICK, CAUSING BETHANY TO TURN AROUND, FAVORING THE HAND! SUPERKICK TO THE BACK OF THE KNEE BY XAVIER! AND THE KING’S FALL CONNECTS RIGHT TO THE SIDE OF BETHANY’S FACE! A COVER IS MADE!
Eve: ANOTHER KICKOUT BY BETHANY BLUE! BUT LOOK! BETHANY LOCKS THE MANDIBLE CLAW IN ON XAVIER WILLIAMS, WHO WAS SITTING RIGHT NEXT TO HER AFTER THAT PIN! XAVIER WILLIAMS IS FLAILING, HE KNOWS WHAT CAN HAPPEN IF HE’S IN THIS HOLD FOR TOO LONG! XAVIER GETS BACK TO HIS FEET, BETHANY FOLLOWS! XAVIER MANAGES TO GET AHOLD OF THE ROPES, AND THE REFEREE FORCES BETHANY BLUE TO BREAK!
Deadprez: BUT BETHANY COMES RUNNING AT XAVIER, LOOKING TO LOCK THAT DREADED SUBMISSION HOLD IN AGAIN! BUT XAVIER USES THE MOMENTUM TO HIS ADVANTAGE WITH A SPANISH FLY! XAVIER WILLIAMS REALIZES ITS NOW OR NEVER! BETHANY BLUE GETS BROUGHT TO HER FEET AND GETS PLACED IN THE DOUBLE UNDERHOOK! BETHANY GETS LIFTED ONTO THE SHOULDERS FOR A CANADIAN RACK!
Eve: BUT BETHANY WIGGLES ONE OF HER HANDS FREE FROM THE CLUTCHES OF XAVIER! AND THE SAY AHHH IS IN AGAIN! XAVIER WILLIAMS IS FADING AND SOON FALLS TO HIS BACK! BETHANY STILL HAS THE HOLD IN! IS SHE GONNA DO IT, IS BETHANY ENCROACHING ON A BIG WIN HERE TONIGHT?!
Deadprez: NOT IF XAVIER WILLIAMS HAS ANY SAY IN THE MATTER, KICKS THROWN TO THE BACK OF BETHANY’S HEAD, I THINK A SIMILAR STRATEGY WAS DONE BY JUSTIN WINDGATE, BUT WE ALL KNOW HOW THAT TURNED OUT FOR HIM! WILLIAMS IS FADING, AND HE HAS ABSOLUTELY NOWHERE TO GO AS HE’S CONTINUING TO TRY AND THROW KICKS, FOREARMS, STRIKES, ANYTHING HE CAN TO ESCAPE!
Eve: BUT IT’S HAVING NO EFFECTS! XAVIER WILLIAMS IS ABOUT TO BE OUT LIKE A LIGH- WHAT THE HELL?!
Deadprez: ITS CAGE! CAGE JUST SLID AND THE RING AND ATTACKED DR. BETHANY BLUE FROM BEHIND, THE REFEREE IS GONNA HAVE NO CHOICE BUT TO THROW THIS MATCH OUT!
(DING! DING! DING!)
Gavin Kirkland: :noah: This is bullshit! Bethany was just about to win the match! She and Xavier both deserved a true winner tonight!
Eve: I don’t think Cage really cares as he continues his onslaught, reigning down punch after a punch, having just cost Bethany a win that would’ve meant so much to her. But look at this, Cage brings Bethany back to her feet and we’re gonna see MERCY- WAIT NO! BETHANY TWIRLS OUT OF THE DOUBLE UNDERHOOK AND STARTS THROWING SOME PUNCHES OF HER OWN TO CAGE, SENDING HIM REELING BACK OVER TO THE ROPES! AND A CLOTHESLINE SENDS CAGE TO THE OUTSIDE!
Deadprez: Bethany managed to fight off Cage’s attack, and it’s looking like he doesn’t want anymore to do with Bethany Blue for time being as he begins backing up the ramp. BUT OH! LUCAS JOHNSON FROM BEHIND TAKES BETHANY BLUE OUT WITH A CHOP BLOCK! BETHANY BLUE JUST GOT CHOP BLOCKED BY LUCAS JOHNSON AND HE’S PUTTING THE BOOTS TO HER NOW AS CAGE CHARGES BACK INTO THE RING AND DOES THE SAME! AND BETHANY BLUE IS PRACTICALLY DEFENSELESS IN THIS TWO ON ONE SITUATION!
Eve: This is an effect of not having Alexis Chambers on the brand anymore, there is no one here to back the Doc up now when it comes to situations like this. AND CAGE BRINGS BETHANY BACK TO HER FEET FOR THE SECOND TIME AND THIS TIME LANDS THE MERCY RULE TO PERFECTION! BETHANY BLUE LANDED RIGHT ON HER HEAD! And it looks as if Cage and Johnson’s business is done as they leave the ring.
(‘The Only Thing They Fear is YOU’ by Mick Gordon begins to play to a chorus of boos from the audience as the Showdown General Manager makes his way down to the ring with a mic in hand, and a smile on his face, not showing a lot of urgency which is surprising after what just went down.)
Eve: Our Showdown General Manager is here and this can be either a good or a really bad thing. But look at Ryan, CHAOS THEORY CONNECTS TO THE STIRRING XAVIER WILLIAMS AS HE STANDS OVER THE DOWNED HALL OF FAMER!
Ryan Wilson: You made a grave mistake coming back to Showdown, Xavier, and you’re making a grave mistake trying to take this General Manager position away from me. So many have tried and so many have failed, and you’re just gonna be another name added to that list. But once you are, the consequences aren’t gonna be like the others, no, they’re gonna be far more severe. Because you don’t just get to continue being a member of my roster, you don’t just get to go to another brand, once I beat you, your career is done, your EAW career is OVER! And that’ll be the best thing to come out of our match, because we don’t need you anymore, Xavier, you’re damaged goods. The roster needs ME, the roster needs my vision. I mean, can’t you see all the good I’ve done for people in my tenure as general manager?
(Ryan turns and walks over to the unconscious Dr. Bethany Blue.)
Ryan Wilson: One of those people being in the ring with us right now, Bethany, although you may not see it, I am trying to help you, even if you try to reject said help at every turn. But I have to be fair here, tonight, you laid your hands on Cage earlier tonight, you violated the no contact rule, WHICH MEANS YOU ARE SUSPENDED INDEFINITELY!
(The crowd reigns down on Ryan hard with boos following his announcement.)
Ryan Wilson: I know, I know, it isn’t the popular decision but it had to be done. I’m trying to help her after all, I’m even trying to help Xavier Williams a bit like the good general manager I am if you can believe that as well. Because with my Interwire Title match against Justin Windgate next week, that would throw a wrench into the plans for Under Siege, a major wrench at that. And once I beat Justin for the Interwire Title, that would mean Xavier Williams’ career is saved from being ended in the process, but more importantly, it means that I will CONTINUE to be YOUR Showdown General Manager. :mjgrin:
Eve: I can’t believe this, Ryan Wilson once again trying to mask his disdain for Bethany Blue as help, and trying to win the Interwire Title so he can avoid the Williams match? And because earlier tonight he felt he deserved it and nobody in charge would give him the shot? How low is our general manager gonna stoop?
Gavin Kirkland: As low as he has to when it comes to keeping that position. It’s about time Ryan Wilson starts reaffirming to everyone who really runs this place.
(The last shot is on a smirking Ryan Wilson being the only one standing in the ring with a downed Xavier and Bethany as Showdown fades to black with the crowd boos being very apparent.)
(EAW logo buzzes.)