(Camera opens up to a recap of last week highlighting the brawl between Theron Nikolas and Ronn Banks, showcasing Diamond Cage striking Rex McAllister with his barbwire baseball bat and Cameron Ella Ava and Mr. DEDEDE being attacked after being victorious in the tag team main event)

(“Believer” By Imagine Dragons plays as Showdown’s opening video begins to play before cutting to the sold out Quicken Loans arena as it pans over to thousands of screaming fans before cutting to Pierre Mcguire and Deadprez at the commentators table)

Pierre: IT’S HOT IN THE Q TONIGHT! ASIDE FROM THE NBA EASTERN CONFERENCE FINALS TAKING PLACE IN THE SAME BUILDING WE BRING YOU THE LONGEST WEEKLY SHOW IN EAW HISTORY!!! WE BRING YOU SHOWDOWN!!

Deadprez: Wow! Listen to these fans, still excited even though they down 0-2, I wonder how they going to feel when Lebron decides to walk out on them!

Pierre: Anyways, we have a stacked card tonight, and earlier in the evening I had a special sitdown intervention that was surely intense between number one contender Diamond Cage and EAW Champion, Rex McAllister, but tonight we are kicking things off with the Vice President who looks to ease the tension between Theron and Ronn. Let’s not waste any time!

(The camera cuts back to the entrance way as fire blasts from the stage and ring post before “Monster” by Skillet hits. HRDO makes his way through the curtain to an ENORMOUS pop from the crowd in attendance.)

Aaron Fitzpatrick: Ladies and Gentlemen, please welcome at this time… THE VICE PRESIDENT OF EAW!!!… H!! R!! D!! OOOOOO!!

Pierre: Well, it looks like HRDO isn’t going to waste any time tonight; Showdown being opened up by the Vice President of EAW!

Deadprez: There’s been some rumblings backstage to why the man is here tonight, concerning both the King of Elite and Showdown General Manager. It’s going to be interesting to see how he’s going to try to resolve everything that has transpired over the past few months.

(HRDO enters the ring and is handed a microphone by Fitzpatrick. “Monster” fades out as he slightly drops his head.)

HRDO: I’ve been looking for a solution to a problem that this company has had for the last few months. I brought Ronn Banks back at the Showdown General Manager because I wanted to bring back the order that this brand had lost. I wanted to give the man that had created the most dominant company in the history of this business the chance to turn this brand into everything that it should be, because if there was one person that I wholeheartedly believed could be the man to do so – it was him. But, there’s been someone that has halted that progress. The problem with it… is that there’s some logical things that he has said. The difference between rises between and the Heart Break Gal throughout the end of last year and the beginning of this year has raised some concern – but, I’m not going to constantly allow this dispute to constantly overshadow what is important–

(“I Hope You Suffer” by AFI hits as Theron Nikolas makes his way through the curtain to a CHORUS of boos. He holds the King of Elite crown in his left hand and a microphone in the right.)

Theron: You’re right, HRDO – I have made a whole lot of logical points.

(Theron enters the ring and extends his hand towards HRDO, who only looks down at it.)

Theron: I said it through the week – I’ve always been right. I’ve always been right about everything that I’ve had to go through to just have the opportunity to compete for the EAW World Championship – and let’s not forget about the route I had to travel to get this crown. But, I get it. Someone in your position can’t take sides – or well, my side. That would be bad business.

HRDO: I’m not taking anyone’s side in this, Theron.

Theron: Bullsh*t. If that were the case, you would be here announcing a brand new General Manager due to what happened at Wrath of the Dragon. I kept my end of the deal, HRDO. I didn’t touch the man once, but the moment that he had the opportunity to make sure that neither Jack or I walked out with those Unified Tag Team Championships – he took it with both hands.

(“Shock The World” by Lloyd Banks hits as Ronn Banks bursts through the curtain to an ERUPTION of cheers.)

Banks: Will you for once; shut the f*ck up.

(Theron laughs as Banks enters the ring; HRDO quickly gets between the two, making sure things don’t break down.)

Banks: You want to know why you’re not the EAW World Champion – because you’re not good enough to be the EAW World Champion. For MONTHS you’ve stood out here crying. You’re acting like you’re the first person that has had to climb a mountain to succeed – but, if you were as good as you think you are; nothing that you have to go through should be enough to stop you. But, where’s your title, Theron? But! But! It’s Robbie’s fault! It’s Brian’s fault! It’s Ronn’s fault! Take a look in the mirror and take a look at yourself. You’re a joke.

(Theron grits his teeth as he tries to push past HRDO, only to be stopped.)

Banks: But, Theron – what’s stopping you. That crown there; that’s your golden ticket. You HATED the Heart Break Gal. You constantly look down at Rex McAllister. You should have cashed that crown in the moment that you won it. They can’t stop you, right?

Theron: Do you really think that I’m that stupid?

Banks: I think you’re afraid.

(A NASTY scowl crosses the face of Theron as a big smirk crosses the face of Banks.)

Banks: I see a man that KNOWS that he has backed himself into a corner. You’re slipping and there’s nothing that you can do to stop it. You blamed Brian and Robbie. You blame me – but everyone knows that we aren’t the problem. You haven’t cashed in that crown because without it – you have nothing. That crown is the last thing that gives you reason. That crown is the last thing that gives you an ounce of importance. You know what the saddest part about all of this is, Theron? You had it all. You have all the factors that are needed to become one of the biggest names in the entirety of this business. You forced the world to take notice of you at Pain for Pride. You set the world on fire at Dia Del Diablo. You put on a performance of a lifetime at both Road to Redemption and King of Elite – but, instead of using those performances to drive you forward… you let them eat away at you. You let them break you down and now we’re left with this.

(Banks shakes his head as Theron grits his teeth.)

Banks: We’re left with a waste of a man. We’re left with a man that’s quickly pissing away everything he possessed. You’re the reason that you don’t sit at the top of this company. You’re the reason that Rex McAllister is the EAW World Champion and you’re not. You blame us because it puts your mind at ease. You blame us because it doesn’t make you feel as worthless as the rest of us see you as.

(Theron pushes past Banks and the two come nose to nose.)

Banks: I’m glad that it fires you up. I’m glad that I’m hitting a nerve, because it proves that I’m right.

(Banks turns his head towards HRDO.)

Banks: You want a solution. I got one.

(Banks turns his attention back to Theron.)

Banks: Ronn Banks against Theron Nikolas at Pain for Pride.

(The crowd EXPLODES with cheers as both Theron and Banks remain nose to nose; neither man backing down in the slightest.)

Banks: We put everything on the line. I win and you’re gone. I win and I prove that the only person holding you back and the only person to blame is yourself… and if you win – you get what you want. You end my career.

(The hint of a smile crosses the face of Theron.)

Banks: My career against yours.

(Theron takes a look out at the thousands in attendance before looking back at Banks.)

Theron: Deal.

(Both men drop their microphones as “Shock The World” picks back up. Neither man still refusing to move an inch as the camera closes up on both of their faces.)

Pierre: THIS IS HUGE! RONN BANKS AGAINST THERON NIKOLAS! PAIN FOR PRIDE! BOTH MEN PUTTING THEIR CAREERS ON THE LINE!

Deadprez: …

(The camera fades elsewhere as HRDO gets between the two and Theron begins to make his leave.)

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( We come back from Commercial to a recap of last week’s Showdown where Shane Gates is seen narrowly being tapped out by Alex Bowden, despite his feet being very close to underneath the bottom rope during the submission. Following the match, Shane Gates took his rage and aggression out on the referee, assaulting him and leveling him with a jumping piledriver to leave the unsuspecting official unconscious and stretchered out of the arena. Recap ends. )

( Live camera cuts backstage to Shane Gates, who is backstage waiting around near a catering table with a couple of female and male Elitists chattering amongst themselves. Gates is annoyed, waiting around, crossing his arms and tapping his fingers. )

Shane Gates: Oh for God’s sake. HEY.

( Shane Gates grabs a timid intern nearby. )

Gates: Hey you, stooge, do you or any of these other dolts back here know what the hell I’m supposed to wait for?

Intern: I’m-I’m sorry?

Gates: Are you hard of hearing? Or did you spend the last week under a rock? I’m talking about management, do you know what they expect me to sit here and wait for?

Intern: *nervous* I have no idea, I’m really sorry about that I’m just an intern for Ronn Banks.

Gates: OK, Ronn Banks the General Manager of this show. Right?

Intern: Um *gulps* right.

Gates: And I’m the talent on this show. Not just any talent, but the most talented man on the entire Showdown roster! And I’m being asked to “publicly apologize” for assaulting a crooked referee who cost me my match last week! Does that ring any bells?!

???: Ahem.

( Shane Gates turns around and comes face to face with Andy Dominguez, Chief Strategy & Financial Officer of EAW, who is dressed in a silver suit and has a cheeky smile on his face. )

Gates: WWEFan? What the hell does your ass want?

Andy Dominguez: Well I don’t know if you should be speaking to someone of my rank like that. How about you get some of that bass out of your voice and let’s properly introduce ourselves. Andy Dominguez – CFO.

( Andy sticks out his hand for a handshake, but Shane Gates rolls his eyes. )

Dominguez: You’re not gonna shake my hand? That’s alright, as long as you understand what you WILL do is apologize publicly for your heinous assault against that referee last week.

Gates: Yeah I’ve been meaning to ask somebody about that but nobody in EAW management seems to have the balls or the gumption to actually tell me, but just why THE HELL would I apologize for anything?

Dominguez: How about because I’m your boss? Is that explanation enough?

Gates: Oh please. First of all it’s you bastards who should be apologizing to me for shortchanging me all season long. And secondly what even makes you the boss of me anyway? Shouldn’t you be in Newark pushing pencils in your cushy little office? It’s not like you call all the shots around here, the last time you had that kind of power your World Heavyweight Champion walked out of the company!

Dominguez: (rolls eyes) And I’m sure it was alllll my fault. Look Shaneo, I may not be Chairman, but I’m the Chief Financial Officer, meaning I’m responsible for any financial liabilities should they ever occur at any juncture here in Elite Answers Wrestling. Now what you did last week buddy, that was a class action lawsuit just waiting to happen as a result of it. It is absolutely forbidden to lay an unprovoked hand on an in-ring EAW official, they are not a part of the active roster and are not subject to the same level of workplace risk.

Gates: But I was fucked over, is that too hard for you to understand? I had my leg under the bottom rope, and the ref didn’t give a damn about fairness or my safety!

Dominguez: Well hang on a second Shane, because I actually had EAW’s senior officials review the footage of the conclusion of your match last week against Alex Bowden. They concluded that the submission loss you took last week was not only perfectly legitimate, after all you DID tap out, but your feet were NOT underneath the bottom rope. And if you’re thinking about crying foul about that one, there’s omnidirectional footage to prove it. Now under the circumstance that you were, as you put it, ‘screwed over’ then perhaps your actions of negligence could have been written off as a crime of passion committed in the “heat of the moment” if you will. However your actions do not fit that description.

Gates: So what the hell do you want me to do now, kiss Bowden’s ass? You can forget it!

Dominguez: Well I’ll tell you what you need to do, that official you assaulted is still recuperating as a result of your attack, but he made it clear that he will not take legal action upon EAW as long as you humble yourself and apologize for your unwarranted assault. And if you refuse to apologize before the end of tonight’s broadcast, well… just don’t be surprised if you end up looking for work in other markets.

( Gates runs his hands through his hair out of frustration. )

Dominguez: If you don’t have any more questions then… ciao!

( Andy Dominguez walks away smiling, and Shane Gates takes deep breaths before walking off camera. )

(“Sakura” hits as Akio walks out to the crowd and honorably bows as he quickly struts down the ramp, slapping the hands of the fans as he walks by. He rolls into the ring and honorably bows before the referee, and the ring announcer as well)

Fitzpatrick: Introducing first.. From Ishikawa, Japan… Weighing in at 175 lbs…. AKKIIIIOOOOO…. TAAANAAAKKAAAAA!!

Pierre: Wow what a respectable young lad, did you see how he bowed to everyone, and showed respect? This is the type of person that we need; just a positive influence.

Deadprez: Hmm I don’t know how I like this goody two shoes routine to be honest. He’s more than likely going to get his head kicked off. Nice guys finish last Pierre, remember that.

Pierre: Yeah, that’s not true, that’s just a saying made up by assholes like yourself to make yourself feel better about being an asshole.

Deadprez: Ok, rude.

(‘Year Zero’ by Ghost B.C. blares through the speakers as Tetsuya Misawa comes out, walking down the ramp with a purpose. He doesn’t make any acknowledgment to the crowd, and just gets into the ring. Akio bows to Tetsuya, but he does not reciprocate)

Fitzpatrick: And his opponent… From Kyoto, Japan….. Weighing at 168lbs….. TETSUYA! MIIISAWA!!!

Pierre: Tetsuya Misawa had a very good week last week, as he won a triple threat against Reza Kordestani, and Quinn Daemon. He was the clear cut winner.

Deadprez; Yeah this rook is impressive, I like the way he does his thing.

Pierre: Well I wouldn’t call him a rookie, he’s been wrestling since 1999 actually. As you could see in his performance last week, clearly he isn’t a rookie.

Deadprez: Hey stupid idiot Pierre, you know what? This is EAW, and if you think you’re going to just glide on by due to what you’ve done, you won’t last long. He is a rookie in EAW, he has never competed in EAW, therefore he is a rookie. Think before you say some dumb shit like that again.. But on this one occasion, I will agree with you; because this man has the goods. He is the exact opposite of Akio, not respectful whatsoever, and I like that.

(The ref steps between Akio and Tetsuya and makes sure they’re ready. When they both nod their heads in approval the ref signals for the bell.)

(Ding! Ding! Ding!)

Pierre: And we’re off! Akio is walking right up to Tetsuya with his hand extended, he’s looking to start this thing off right. But Tetsuya is no gentleman! He just rakes the eyes of Akio, that man is blinded! Tetsuya is just bullying Akio right now, he pushes him back into the corner, and starts giving Akio ferocious chops to the chest, one after another.. He backs off only for a second, but then just rams his knee right into the mid section of Akio. Akio has been knocked off his game here from the jump, and Misawa will not let him get into the groove of things. Tetsuya now picking up Akio by the throat, and just tosses him to the other side of the ring. By the looks of it Tetsuya isn’t too worried about Akio.

Deadprez: Told you, the respect shit doesn’t mean shit here. You can be admirable all you want, get all the respect you want, that won’t win you championships. Tetsuya coming back at Akio here, but Akio is grabbing onto the ropes, he’s looking for a break here. But Tetsuya has other plans as he delivers yet another chop to the chest of Akio wow this is brutal look at Akio’s chest! It’s beat red already. Tetsuya picking up Akio here again, and just looking to irish whip him, but Akio is holding on. Smart thinking by the rookie, but Tetsuya starts laughing in the face of Akio, and HE’S BITING HIM! Tetusya IS BITING Akio’s face! What is this? We hire a cannibal here Pierre?

Pierre: I don’t know about that Prez, but the ref now coming in to stop this!

Ref: One! Two! Three! Four!

Pierre: Tetsuya backs off now, and looks like Akio finally has some time to breath.. But Tetsuya coming back again! OH!! Roundhouse kick to the face of Tetsuya! It has him staggered! He follows it up with a super kick to the knee making Tetsuya fall to his knees, and finishes it off with a DDT! Akio has taken control of this match, and it looks like he’s going up to the high rent district! Tetsuya still down, and here comes Akio! Corkscrew 450 splash! Connects! here’s the pin

Ref: One! Two!

Deadprez: He kicked out, but boy was that close. Akio rolls off and awaits Tetsuya to get up, he’s setting him up here! Tetsuya up to his knees, and Akio just blasts him with a crane kick! And drops down into a headlock! CLEARLY A CHOKE! But the ref is letting it go because he’s bias trash.. Anyways, he has taken a hold of the throat and is just…

Pierre: No Prez, that is a legal headlock, his arm is positioned perfectly. Who’s the bias trash exactly? Tetsuya is struggling, and trying to get out of this. He’s reaching for the ropes but he’s just too far to make it. He’s trying to grab hold of anything here, and HE HAS GRABBED THE REF, and it looks like the ref accidentally poked Akio in the eye!.. What a coward Tetsuya is. The ref was caught off guard by that, he’s not sure what happened there. But now Tetsuya is free, and Akio is blind.. This can only spell trouble for the new guy.. SWEET DREAMS! NO.. Somehow Akio rolled out of the way, and under the ropes. HERE HE COMES FLYING ELBOW! IT connects! Here’s the pin..

Ref: One! Two!

Deadprez: Nope! He kicked out. But it doesn’t appear that Akio is done, he’s looking for it! FULL NELSON APPLIED! Akio has applied the Full Nelson on Tetsuya! He’s struggling, but I don’t know if he’ll be able to get out of this one! He’s stretching his legs out just trying to get the tip of his toe to touch the bottom rope.. Oh my, it looks as though Tetsuya is trying to find the strength within to try and break the hold! Look at Akio’s hands! They’re starting to slip, Tetsuya is pulling the grip a part.. Probably due to the sweat that Akio has on his hands, it’s hard to keep the grip! Tetsuya breaks the Full Nelson! Akio is shocked, and just runs at Tetsuya! But he’s greeted with a kick to the stomach.. Tetsuya has Akio in position! KISS OF MISAWA! Pile Driver! Here’s the pin

Ref: One! Two! Three!

(Ding! Ding! Ding!)

(Year Zero’ by Ghost B.C. kicks up as Tetsuya rolls out of the ring with one arm raised).

Fitzpatrick: AAAANNNNNDDD HERE IS YOUR WINNER……. TETSSSSUUUYYYAAA!!! MISAWAAAAAA!!!!!

Deadprez: Well look at that it would appear that Misawa has pulled this one out! If I sound surprised to you, you’re dumb because I am not surprised whatsoever! Tetsuya had a great showing, and is still undefeated in EAW.. And he will be for.. probably ever.

Pierre: Ok don’t get ahead of yourself. It was a great win by Tetsuya Misawa here, but let’s give credit to Akio, he gave it his all, and just barely lost this one. Next time perhaps he should bring some stickum to the ring.. Or perhaps sap to keep his hands stuck together.. If he kept applying that full nelson I’m sure this story would’ve had a different ending.. Anyways, we’ll be right back.

(The camera cuts backstage to Eve who is standing by with a microphone.)

Eve: Ladies and gentlemen please welcome the REVOLT! Welterweight Champion… TLA!!!

(TLA enters smiling with the championship around his waist as he puts an arm around Eve.)

TLA: Ay mami you gonna be comin’ down to the Poon Palace later tonight? You could be our headline act!

Eve: I’ll have to think about it. TLA last week here on Showdown you secured your ticket to Pain for Pride Festival picking up the win in a four way match for your REVOLT! Welterweight Championship. How does it feel to represent Showdown at the biggest wrestling event in EAW history?

TLA: Oye it means a lot. I got a week off this week but I been workin’ my culo off to get here. We got a title defense one week, a No Way Out match the next week, and a 4 way title defense last week. Shit be wildin’.

Eve: Sounds rough that must suck.

TLA: No no absolutamente no I be lovin’ every minute of it chica! I go hard doin’ this shit and I am showing why nobody in EAW should be sleeping on the REVOLT! guys especially the campeones. A lot of haters backstage and even out there in the audience want to doubt on the legitimacy of these title belts and I have proven week in and week out that yo you just can’t do that. We here to fight, we here to take over, and at Pain for Pride Festival that is exactly what I intend to do. The last few weeks I’ve already shown the world that this belt is one of the most prestigious titles here on Showdown… now imma show them that it’s one of the most prestigious in all of EAW when I beat the homies they sending in from the other brands. I am going to take that championship and bring it on home to the Poon Palace!

Eve: Good luck to you TLA and congratulations on earning this opportunity. However, there is one more thing. I hate to bring this up but you may have noticed there is a certain section of the audience that has taken issues with REVOLT! guys coming into EAW with their championships and taking up spots on the match card.

TLA: They can all go fuck themselves. Nah for real tho I’ve addressed this before but I don’t really care what people got to say about they hurt feelings. Especially in my case cuz I been fighting in an EAW ring for years. Others who got that beef can take one or two options about it. Either do something or do nothing. I think shit’s hiliarious when people can’t move on and they be holdin’ these old ass grudges. Y’all gotta learn to adapt and change. Whether you like it or not we are here, we been here, and if you want us gone then good thing we up here in EAW. We got a ring out there putos you got them means to do something about it! As far as Pain for Pride go tho I am down to rep for Showdown, show everyone why we the world class brand to look out for. But enough of all that Eve. It’s the Road to Pain for Pride! Let’s not dwell on the haters! It’s Positivity for Pride! Shit is sold out, shit is gettin’ wild, and Eve baby you would sure drive ‘em all wild down at the Poon Palace now what do you say?

(Eve whispers something into TLA’s ear as he smiles before a gang of Poon Palace strippers enters pulling TLA’s arm off of Eve and dragging him off camera.)

Eve: La Pantera Sexual sounds like he is ready to go for Pain for Pride tonight! Now back to the show!!

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(Camera returns to Aaron Fitzpatrick standing in the ring awaiting the next match)

( “Into the Fire” by Asking Alexandria hits as Shane Gates walks out with his manager Handa Seishisai )

Aaron Fitzpatrick: Introducing first, from Huntington Beach, California weighing in at 210 POUNDS, SHAAAAAAAANE GATES!!!

Pierre: Shane Gates lost last week and let his emotions get the better of him. Hopefully for his sake not only can he keep his emotions in check, but actually win the match.

Deadprez: No need to be passive aggressive Pierre, let your true emotions fly. You don’t like that he beat up an incompetent referee last week, its fine. If everyone suffered from the same disease known as pussyitus such as you, the world would smell like fish.. Know what I mean?

( ‘Don’t Sweat the Technique ‘ by Eric B. & Rakim blares through the speakers as Dyrick struts out wearing a black and white tracksuit. He makes his way down yelling about how great he is. When he gets to the ring he jumps up onto the apron and gets into the ring and spins around)

Aaron Fitzpatrick: And his partner… from Fort “Colsby”, Indiana, weighing in at 203 pounds… “The Dirty Daddy”… Dyyyriiiickkk COOOOLLLSSSSBBBYYYYY!

Deadprez: Who the hell is this? Does he know Fort Colsby isn’t a real thing? Does he know we already have the Rip Daddy? You can only have one daddy.. He can be a step dad or something I guess…

Pierre: Did you not here Aaron? His name is Dyrick Colsby! He’s debuting this week, and judging by his appearance, he’s not one to be screwed with..

Deadprez: Ayo not gonna lie though I mess with it… Because I’m a bad ass and stuff. Hopefully his wrestling is ability is better than his geographical knowledge.. LETS SEE!

(Dyrick joins Shane in the corner, they exchange a look, obviously some tension between the two.)

Dyrick: Just follow my lead kid.. You’ll be fine.

Shane: The fuck?

(‘Watch’ by Travis Scott hits the speakers as Reza Kordestani makes his way out onto the stage. He looks around the arena with a angry face before a slight smirk breaks through, and he walks down to the ring, stopping just before the apron.)

Fitzpatrick: And their opponents.. Introducing first….. From Newport Beach, California, weighing in a 210lbs….. REEEZZZAAAA KOOORDESTANI!!!!!

Pierre: Reza had an unfortunate time last week, just like everyone else in this match, he lost… I mean other than the guy that wasn’t with the company last week that is.

Deadprez: Yeah but you have to remember it was a triple threat match, and he just barely missed breaking up the pin. As a matter of fact I would like to say that I think that he did break up the pin. Furthermore I feel that the match should still be continuing til this day to determine the true winner.. But that’s just me.

Pierre: No.. No.. It was a pin for real, don’t be salty.

(“Yung Flex” By Team Extreme hits as Viktor Jackson makes his entrance.)

Fitzpatrick: And his partner, from Richmond Virginia! Weighing in at 200 Pounds! VIKTORRRR JAACKKKSONNNN..!!

(He pats Reza on the back indicating that they should just jump into the ring. Reza nods, and they both slide right in, and attack Dyrick, and Shane)

Pierre: Oh and they’re not wasting any time here as Viktor and Reza just charge right at Dyrick and Shane, knocking them down, and going to town kicking them in their faces. The ref tries to break it up but they’re not having it. They shake the ref off, and pick Shane up. They both back Shane up into the ropes and whip him across the ring, he bounces off the ropes and is greeted by double super kick, followed by an elbow drop. For two guys that have never teamed before to my knowledge they seem to be gelling pretty well.

(The ref now takes a hold of Reza, and guides him to his corner, he obliges. Dyrick gains his bearings back and finds himself standing at his respective corner. The ref checks on Shane as he starts to get up, and sees that he’s fine, so he signals for the bell)

(Ding! Ding! Ding!)

Pierre: Viktor has a smirk on his face as we get under way here. You know what I think? If you’re really as good as you think you are, you don’t need to resort to such buffoonery! They start circling around the ring, inching closer towards each other. Shane puts his hand out looking for a test of strength! Viktor thinks about it before he also puts his hand out, they lock hands, and then the other.. It looks like Shane has a bit more strength here, he’s going to gain control! No! Viktor knew he was losing the battle and he just kicks Shane in the stomach! Backbody drop! And Shanes body just flails to the mat! Viktor pointing to his head now indicating that he’s smart.. Yeah ok buddy, you’re just a dick, that’s what you are. Viktor stays on Shane, giving him a snap mare.. He runs off the ropes and comes back with a big knee to the face of Shane. That must’ve hurt! He now goes for the pin.

Ref: One! Two!

Deadprez: Nope! A kick out by Shane. Viktor shakes it off and starts picking Shane up by the hair, he lets him go and seems to be measuring him up for.. And ENZIGURI! Shane stumbles forward, and reaching over the ropes Dyrick tags himself in! Not wasting any time, he charges into the ring, and delivers an elbow to Viktor, and then runs over to the opposing corner and delivers an elbow to Reza! He now comes back to Viktor and while he’s still lying on the ground face first just wheelbarrow suplexes him! Wow what strength, what velocity! Viktors head just whiplashed off the canvas! Dyrick gets right up, and picks Viktor up and delivers a fierce chop to the chest! And another one! And another one! Backing Viktor up into the corner, and continues to deliver those ferocious chops to the chest! He picks Viktor up, and places him on the top turnbuckle.. He goes up to Viktors level, what’s he looking for here??! Oh no Viktor is fighting back! Dyrick is teetering! Viktor takes hold of Dyricks arm.. Seems like he’s saving him! Why would he do that?! Oh Shit! CHOKESLAM! A CHOKESLAM FROM THE TOP ROPE! Viktor up on the top ropes, DOUBLE FOOT STOMP! It hit perfectly. The cover!

Ref: One! Two!

Pierre: No! Out of nowhere Shane Gates is back, and he broke up the pin! Viktor seems pissed! He gets up and just takes Shane Gates and throws him out of the ring! He goes for the cover again.

Ref: One! Two!

Pierre: No Dyrick kicks out this time. He just takes Dyricks head and slams it repeatedly into the canvas, scrambling the brains of Dyrick. He finishes it off with a kick to the head, Viktor clearly not happy. He picks him up and delivers a fierce german suplex into the turnbuckles. He quickly gets up as Dyrick staggers right back at him. Vikor catches him again, and delivers a Belly to Belly suplex this time. He’s treating Dyrick like a common play thing. He grabs Dyrick by the arm and starts to pull him up, what’s this? It looks like he’s going for a backbody drop? Wow! He lifts Dyrick up and spins him in mid air, planting his knees in the back of Dyrick! That must have hurt! Dyrick now grabbing at his back, clearly in pain! It looks like he’s trying to grab a hold of the ropes, trying anything to get away from Viktor here.

Deadprez: He’s not looking very successful with that endeavor though, as Viktor drags Dyrick up and brings him to the corner and tags Reza in. They’re both just kicking Dyrick in the corner, giving him no room to breath. The ref is telling Viktor to get out of the ring, and he obliges. Reza, now picks Dyrick up, and whips him off the ropes.. Shane Gates with the tag! I don’t think that Reza noticed though.. SPINEBUSTER, Reza goes for the cover.. The ref is trying to tell him that he’s not the legal man, but he doesn’t understand why! Incoming! Diving leg drop from the top rope! Shane hit it perfectly. Shane picks Reza up and hits an inverted atomic drop, Reza is grabbing at that crotch area clearly in pain, and Shane follows up with a superkick right to his face!

Deadprez: WHY IS THE INVERTED ATOMIC DROP LEGAL?! REMIND ME! Either way it’s effective, but Shane isn’t going for the cover for some reason. He’s picking Reza up looking for what seems like a suplex. He picks him up, and bounces him off the ropes OH! He hit the slingshot suplex.. Shane getting pretty old school here. Shane seems to be feeling it here. He’s waiting for Reza to get up! But here comes Viktor! He charges at Shane, luckily for Shane he catches him, and hits a back body drop over the top ropes. Shane turns back to Reza here, seemingly looking to end it!

Pierre: TAG! Dyrick just tagged himself in, and Shane Gates does not look pleased at all. He’s directing him to get out of the ring. I don’t know what this kid thinks he’s doing, but in my opinion it would’ve appeared that Shane had the match won. Shane just glares at Dyrick as he makes his way into the ring.. Shane stays motionless. Dyrick goes over to Reza, OH POKE TO THE EYE! Tehran Turnout! It connects! Reza goes for the cover.. Why isn’t Shane doing anything to stop this! He’s just standing there with his hands on his hips..

Ref: One! Two! Three!!

(Ding! Ding! Ding!)

Fitzpatrick: Here is your winners… REZAAAA KORDESTAAANNIIII… AND VIIIIIKKKTORRRR JAAAAACKKKSOOOOONNNN!!

Pierre: I don’t know what Dyrick was thinking there, Shane had the match won, and he still decided to get involved. There’s a lesson for young wrestlers out there, the world doesn’t revolve around you. Whether your partner gets the pin, or you do, you still win.. Common sense really.

Deadprez: Yeah well… Look as if Shane is shocked by the outcome as he has not moved since Dyrick tagged himself in. He seems dejected that even his own partner of all these years.. Or minutes.. Didn’t even trust him enough to get the win, even when he had it perfectly within his grasp… What’s he doing? Shane is walking up to Dyrick.. Probably just wants to tell him how sorry he is about losing the match for them.. I’m sure Dyrick will understand.. Let’s not forget this is Dyricks first match, he must be sad about it too…

Pierre: I.. I wouldn’t so sure about that Prez.. SHANE HITS DYRICK IN THE FACE WITH HIS BOOT! HE’S NOW MOUNTED HIM AND IS PUNCHING HIM IN THE FACE OVER AND OVER AGAIN, THIS MAN HAS SNAPPED! HE’S GETTING OFF OF HIM, AND IS NOW ROLLING OUT OF THE RING.. IS HE DONE?!

Deadprez: I wouldn’t count on it Pierre.. LOOK HE HAS A CHAIR NOW! HE ROLLS BACK INTO THE RING AND IS MEASURING DYRICK UP.. DYRICK GETTING TO HIS FEET.. DONT TURN AROUND! DYRICK ISN’T LISTENING TO MY ADVICE AND TURNS AROUND TO A HUGE CHAIR SHOT TO THE HEAD!! OH THE HUMANITY!! DYRICK IS BLEEDING! HE’S CUT OPEN GUSHING BLOOD! THIS IS NOT SANITARY! DYRICK NOW ROLLING OUT OF THE RING, TRYING TO GET AWAY FROM SHANE GATES…

Pierre: BUT SHANE IS NOT LETTING HIM BREATH AS HE FOLLOWS HIM OUT OF THE RING… DYRICK IS RESTING ON THE RING POLE.. PROBABLY THE WORST PLACE TO BE! SHANE JUST SMACKS DYRCK IN THE BACK OF THE HEAD WITH HIS FACE GOING RIGHT INTO THE STEEL POST. THAT MAN MUST HAVE A CONCUSSION! WHAT A PITIFUL DISPLAY BY SHANE GATES HERE!

( Shane Gates picks up a microphone and looks dead into the hard camera. )

Shane Gates: “I’M SORRY.”

( Shane Gates drops the microphone, and he is escorted out of the arena by several arena security officials. )

Deadprez: Well, there’s his apology! He’s tired of being screwed over Pierre, I understand. You can only take so much before you snap! I think this is a good move by Shane.. First the Ref, now his useless partner! Good on Shane Gates!

(Backstage the camera shows Daryl Kinkade walking. As he surveys his surroundings, he soon turns to see Rex McAllister sitting a few feet away talking to some staff members. Daryl, hesitates a moment, sighing a bit. But just then Rex notices him and comes to meet up with him).

Rex: Hey, Daryl.

Daryl: Rex. Champ. You know, what ever happened to showing what it took to become what you are in this company today? What happened to taking me under your wing, Rex? I mean, you show up out of nowhere, telling me you want good things for me one moment. The next? You’re nowhere to be found, until now. Why?

Rex: Daryl, I…..

Daryl: No. Look, I don’t think this is working out too well. I think we should just call this whole thing off.

Rex: Oh, really? You’re confident about that choice? One-hundred percent confident?

Daryl: Well….

Rex: Just like you were confident that you could win all of your matches every week, be a Welterweight Champion, competing for the right to be the next Openweight Champion? Cause that’s not the vibe I’m getting from you right now.

Daryl: What are you talking about, Rex? I was confident that I could win those matches. I gave every one of my opponents something to think about every single time they stepped into the ring with me. They didn’t win convincingly, but barely! Those matches could’ve gone either way and everyone knows it, including you!

(Rex grins as he nods his head)

Rex: You feel that?

Daryl: What?

Rex: The confidence oozing off of you, as you stood up straight, head up, the conviction behind those statements as you stood up to someone like me, the EAW World Champion! Of course, I could be mistaken. Maybe I’m not looking at the future of Elite Answers Wrestling. Maybe all those losses do define you. Maybe they’ve not taught you anything. Maybe all it’s showed you is everything you’ll ever be here, and that’s a failure!

Daryl: How dare you. I’m not a failure! I BELONG HERE! ON THIS BRAND! IN THIS COMPANY! I’M THE FUTURE!!!

Rex: THEN START ACTING LIKE IT! Dammit, Daryl! There are so many that would kill to be in your position, to be this young upstart on the rise, getting the opportunity to show their potential! And guess what! When they are out there busting their asses, showing their potential regardless of where the chips fall, they get more opportunities! None of that kills their confidence, but builds on it!

(Rex pauses a second to assess the demeanor of Daryl)

Rex: How many rookies ever shined the way you did in that No Way Out match? I’ll tell you. None! How many rookies can say they’ve pinned a former World Champion in a high stakes situation? I’ll tell you. Not many, because those types are the ones that are cut from a different cloth! They have a certain wave of confidence that’s usually unshakable, especially under those conditions. Unless, UNLESS, that one seen as nothing more than a filler, an afterthought, cannon fodder had just as much confidence, if not more to go out there and do the unthinkable.

(Daryl hesitates a moment, unsure of how to respond.)

Rex: Daryl, a few weeks ago I saw someone whose confidence wasn’t all there. I saw someone trying to find himself. What I did, it was meant to pick your confidence up. Nobody is going to hold your hand though, Daryl. You have all the pieces of the puzzle right in front of you. I’ve been trying to show you each week how to start matching all those pieces up.

Daryl: Yeah, but all those losses, they’re….

Rex: Showing you how to win. So pack them away with all the other wins and losses for later when you run into similar situations again, because when they come around again you’ll know what needs to be done, and you’ll start succeeding just as you believed you could.

(Rex slings the EAW Championship over his shoulder, looks it over before looking back at Daryl.)

Rex: That’s how I got this. It’s up to you though. Just remember that.

(Rex pats Daryl on his chest as he begins to walk off with Daryl looking on.)

(Commercial Break — “The Sheriff GMC” T Shirts available and all the proceeds go to the Gay Meat Community)

( Camera opens back up to the Quicken Loans Arena, and we hear “Carrera Lu” by Lupe Fiasco playing on the overheads as Mr. DEDEDE and Cameron Ella Ava are both in the ring holding the EAW Tag Team Championships, with Cameron in ring gear and her “The Goddess” authentic t-shirt, and Mr. DEDEDE wearing his usual ring gear being his tights, rashguard top and GMC Sheriff vest. They are standing by with Eve, who is in the ring with a microphone. )

Pierre: It’s a standing ovation for the EAW Tag Team Champions here tonight at the sold out Quicken Loans Arena, and right now we’re gonna take it up to our broadcast colleague Eve who is in the ring with Mr. DEDEDE and Cameron Ella Ava!

( Music dies down. )

Eve: DDD, Cam, thank you both for allowing me this time here, a lot of people wanted to know some of the backstory behind this out of the blue alliance between the two of you. Obviously your individual reputation precedes you both, but at Showdown Supershow: Wrath of the Dragon it shocked just about everyone when you, DDD, of all people came out to assist Cam.

( Crowd: GMC! GMC! GMC! )

Eve: Can we get some insight on your thought process during that night?

( Cam goes to speak, and Eve holds up the microphone in front of her. )

Cameron Ella Ava: I was just as clueless as the rest of you. I mean, I figured something was wrong because I hadn’t seen Scott Diamond in over an hour before the match, but I figured he was in his trailer preparing for the match since he’s more of a private person anyway. I didn’t really get a feeling something was wrong until 5-10 minutes when half of the people usually in gorilla, including DDD, weren’t there and it was my turn to come out. It definitely surprised me when DDD came out but having one of the greatest Elitists to ever do it in your corner is always a pleasant surprise.

Mr. DEDEDE: I was aware some sort of f*ckery was afoot, but I knew as soon as Scott was taken out that I had to spring into action! Truth be told it’s always been a dream of mine to team with Cameron Ella Ava, I have always been an admirer of her abilities but I was always too shy to really do anything about it. Though the circumstance wasn’t exactly the best, Wrath of the Dragon was one of the biggest nights of my career and tonight your good ol’ Sheriff now has one of the greatest wrestlers to ever do it as his partner in crime…stopping!

Eve: Well now that the two of you are partners, what is your relationship like, and what are some goals you two have as the EAW Tag Team Champions?

( DDD and Cam both start, but DDD stops. )

DDD: Oh sorry! Am I mansplaining too much?

Cameron: No you’re fine, go ahead!

DDD: *smacks lips like a homo* First of allllllll….. I have a lot of goals in mind Eve, I see Cameron and I as a duo that can change the world! Cam and I are just more than wrestling partners, we’re agents of change, we’re frenzie wenzies, we’re bestie westies! As a matter of fact Cammy here wrote the foreword to my new book #GMC Chronicles: The Fabulous Diary of a Gay Wrestling Icon, in stores everywhere June 11th and available for pre-order on Amazon right now! Cam and I are going to fight homophobia, we’re gonna fight bigotry, we’re going to slay sexism, not to mention slay the EAW Hall of Fame red carpet.

Cameron: Yassss.

DDD: But my number one goal, my IMMEDIATE goal is making sure I help The Goddess retain these titles at Pain for Pride.

Cameron: I definitely agree with all of DDD’s goals and feel the same way. I’m just a proud champion, I hold every belt I win with pride especially when they’re in divisions that women are generally marginalized in. I’m again proud and blessed to have such a wonderful teammate, honestly DDD used to have an intimidating vibe around him but I think coming out as gay has done wonders for him because he’s changed dramatically over these last two months. Getting to know him better he’s actually a big softie, not to mention he is incredibly driven for all the right reasons! We will be champions for a long, long time.

Eve: Speaking of Pain for Pride – last week two individuals who seem to have a date with you guys at Pain for Pride, The Dragon Slayers, made their presence felt after the main event of Showdown, laying you both out with a brutal attack to end the show. Do either of you have any words for Mike Shaw and Sam Steele?

DDD: Yeah, it’s not secret that they were both suspended for their uncalled for attacks, but next time –

Cameron: NEXT TIME they pull anything like that, a suspension is going to look like mercy in comparison to what we do to them in retaliation. I’m not sure what the motive was for their little ambush, but if the grand stage of Pain for Pride itself wasn’t motivation enough, just wait till’ —

( “What A Shame” by Too Close To Touch hits, and Daryl Kinkade walks out wearing his ring gear and a galaxy bomber jacket alongside Charlie Marr. Kinkade has a microphone in his hand, and his voice drowns out his music as it dies down. )

Daryl Kinkade: Pardon me you two, Charlie and I just saw it incumbent upon ourselves to throw caution to the wind and just come out and say it…. we’re done waiting.

( Marr and Kinkade enter the ring, and DDD and Cam appear to be confused. )

Charlie Marr: DDD, Cam, you’re legends, we respect you, we’ve watched your storied careers, but we’re finished sitting on our hands while you two are allowed to get shortcuts.

( Cam takes the microphone from Eve. )

Cameron: WAIT A MINUTE.. shortcuts?! Seriously, did you really just say that? Do you have any idea how much I’ve had to go through while –

Kinkade: Listen, listen, listen… we didn’t mean it like that. We know you’ve earned everything you’ve amassed in your titanic careers, however the simple fact is boss-man, you’ve done nothing to earn a shot at the tag team championships. This is a business about paying its dues right? Well what part of losing the No Way Out match constitutes you deserving to be the one of all people who teams up with Cam, especially against an unprepared team like Theron and Ripley?

Marr: Right, and hey we don’t even like those guys, but that contradicts the credo I seem to hear around here about paying your dues and trusting the process. Now we’re not blaming ya’, but we sure as hell envy ya’. The way we see it, we want an opportunity at those titles, and we want that opportunity right here tonight.

( DDD and Cam exchange looks, and he takes the microphone from Cam. )

DDD: I must admit the two of you have a point. Historically I’ve been more of a “win the title now, prove I deserve it later” kind of guy…

Kinkade: Well how about you prove that you earn it? I’m hungry for a victory, I’ve been doing everything I can and I’ve run into repeated roadblocks, but Marr and I are ready to prove ourselves right now!

( DDD and Cam talk off-mic for a little bit. )

DDD: Alright, Cam and I seem to be on the same page. I’ll tell you what, you’re NOT gonna get a Tag Team title match tonight… one of you are gonna get a match tonight against ME. And if either of you manage to come out victorious, I’ll use my chairman powers to make sure you two are added to the EAW Tag Team Title match at Pain for Pride!

( Crowd cheers, and Kinkade and Marr immediately strategize, and “Carrera Lu” picks back up as a referee is called out to the ring. )

Deadprez: BIG TIME PROPOSITION FROM THE MAN IN CHARGE! MR. DEDEDE’S GONNA BE IN ACTION AGAINST EITHER CHARLIE MARR OR DARYL KINKADE, AND IF ONE OF THESE TWO GENTLEMEN SCORE A WIN OVER THE GAWD THEY ARE GUARANTEED A SPOT AT PAIN FOR PRIDE!

Pierre: You know better than anybody Prez that it is NOT gonna be easy, but we’ll find out what becomes of this opportunity.. NEXT!

( COMMERCIAL BREAK )

( Video package for EAW Hall of Fame Induction # 4: Generation Genesis )

( We return to Showdown and see Mr. DEDEDE grounded on the canvas with a hammerlock placed on him by Daryl Kinkade as a referee is in the ring and both men’s respective tag team partners, Cameron Ella Ava and Charlie Marr, are at ringside. )

Pierre: We are back to Saturday Night Showdown and if you are just tuning in don’t adjust your television set, it is The Sheriff of the GMC and the EAW Tag Team Champion Mr. DEDEDE in action right now against a very game Daryl Kinkade, and it has been quite the technical battle during the break. Impromptu match here made after Kinkade and his partner, Charlie Marr come out here during an interview to issue a challenge for the gold. DDD and Cam opted to put one of them to the test – stipulating that if one of them can defeat Mr. DEDEDE tonight in a match then they’ll have their tag team championship opportunity at PAIN FOR PRIDE!

Deadprez: This would make it a triple threat tag team match, which really ain’t fair at all for the Dragon Slayers, they earned their 2 on 2 fair and square!

Pierre: DDD manages to will himself to his knees after having that hammerlock nerve hold placed on him, and he takes Kinkade over his shoulders and onto his bottom as DDD delivers a CROSS ARM blow to the face, and follows up by placing the knee into the center of the back and yanking back both arms as hard as he can! Kinkade is already trying to fight out of it…. and a flexible Kinkade delivers an overhead kick square to the temple of The Sheriff. The two rush to their feet – but Kinkade catches DDD with a low dropkick! DDD brought down to a knee, shoot kick to the arm! Another shoot kick this time to the chest, and a SIDE KICK to the side of the head knocks DDD halfway across the ring and rolling onto the apron. Kinkade quickly steps over the middle rope, and he DELIVERS SOME STOMPS TO THE TORSO OF THE GROUNDED DDD ON THE APRON! The referee counting away, and Kinkade continues the stomps until the referee hits a count of four!

Deadprez: Kinkade laying the boots to The Sheriff, and now he’s backed away adhering to the ref… not so fast! RUNNING BASEBALL SLIDE! NO DDD DOES A TIGER FEINT KICK-STYLE DODGE, ALMOST LIKE HE HAD EYES IN THE BACK OF HIS HEAD! WHAT THE HELL! Kinkade rushes back in the ring amazed, and he goes right after DDD, but DDD combat rolls, rebounds off the far ropes and TAKES KINKADE DOWN WITH A JUMPING FOREARM! Kinkade recovers, ANOTHER JUMPING FOREARM! DDD helps Kinkade to his feet and sends him into the corner with a hard Irish whip! Kinkade collapses down to his bottom, AND DDD LOOKS AROUND THE CROWD…. AND BEGINS THRUSTING HIS HIPS PANTOMIMING ANAL SEX?! WHAT IS THIS SICK PERVERT DOING, AND WHY DOES THIS CROWD LIKE IT SO MUCH?!

Pierre: HE’S SETTING UP FOR IT… KINKADE DOESN’T KNOW WHAT’S COMING! DDD WITH THE BRONCO BUSTER!!!

( The crowd delivers MONSTROUS boos as Charlie Marr pulls Daryl Kinkade out of the way. )

Deadprez: THANK GOD SOMEBODY HAS SOME DECENCY!

Pierre: Well the referee didn’t take too kindly to that, and neither did Cameron Ella Ava as she’s walking over to Marr spoiling for a fight! Charlie Marr holds his hands up and backs away, leaving Kinkade to shake off the cobwebs right by the steel steps and casually climb up the steps to step back in the ring. DDD is inviting Kinkade back in, and Kinkade obliges closing in on him as the two get into a grappling stance…. collar & elbow applied – but DDD TURNS AROUND, AND STARTS TWERKING ON DARYL KINKADE???

Deadprez: THE HELL IS THIS BATTIMON DOING???

Pierre: Kinkade jumps away from him frightened to death, and DDD challenges him to come back towards him for a grapple… but I seriously doubt he intends to do much of that! Look at Cam, she’s having a hoot at ringside, and Charlie Marr is up the ref’s ass about the, uh, unusual tactics. It is all fair game technically speaking. Kinkade closes in on DDD once more and this time is going for a shoot kick, DDD moving out of the way and he delivers a STIFF forearm shot, grabs him by the head, big time right hand! Kinkade going for a PELE KICK, BUT DDD COUNTERS INTO A SIT-OUT PINNING BRIDGE FROM BEHIND!

Ref: OOOOOOOOOOOONE!!! TWO-

Deadprez: Kinkade flips over onto his stomach and counters with the front-flip pinning bridge of his own!

Ref: OOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!! TWOOOO-

Pierre: DDD arches his back in a non-sexual way, but rather to lift himself and his opponent up from the mat and flip him over perhaps looking for a DOUBLE UNDERHOOK BACKBREAKER OVER THE KNEE! OH WHAT A COUNTER BY KINKADE, HE COUNTERS WITH A CRUCIFIX BODY-SCISSORS AND BRINGS DDD ONTO HIS SHOULDERS!

Ref: OOOOOOOOOOONE!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOO….

Deadprez: Kick out by The Sheriff! These two athletes recover, DDD frantically rushing back after Kinkade only for Kinkade to maneuver an acrobatic leg-trip! DDD jumps over the leg sweep and fires back instantly with a ROLLING BACKFIST!!! KINKADE DUCKS THE BACKFIST, AND DRILLS THE SHERIFF ACROSS THE FACE WITH A BICYCLE KICK, KNOCKING HIM THROUGH THE ROPES AND OUT OF THE RING! A nasty tumble to the floor from the 6 time World Champion and reigning Tag Team Champion, but an even nastier boot to the face from Kinkade… but he’s wasting no time! DDD’s already on the recovery, and Kinkade runs the ropes on both sides of the ring just to gain full steam momentum AND SHOOT THROUGH THE ROPES, FOR A SUICIDE DIVE TORNADO DDT!!!! DAAAMN THAT TURNED OUR SHERIFF INSIDE OUT, AND KINKADE GETS NOTHING BUT PRAISE AND ENCOURAGEMENT FROM HIS PARTNER CHARLIE MARR!

Ref: 1! 2!

Pierre: Cameron is right there watching in case Kinkade or Marr try anything funny, and Kinkade takes a minute to recover after such an explosive dive attack.. but eventually as the ref’s count hits “5” he pulls DDD up from the floor and rolls him into the ring. DDD appears to still have his wits about him, as he rolls out of the ring through the other side. Daryl Kinkade slides back in the ring, but Marr turns the corner and scrapes DDD up from the floor, and AGGRESSIVELY tosses him into the ring! Cam didn’t like that, she’s got some words for Marr, but meanwhile Kinkade’s got both legs hooked for a pin!

Ref: OOOOOOOOOONE!!!

Pierre: No dice, DDD’s got his hand around the bottom rope and the ref stops the count immediately. DDD pulls himself back out of the ring while Cam’s becoming quite standoffish with Charlie Marr. Daryl Kinkade reaches through the middle ropes down to the outside and attempts to pull DDD up from ringside into the ring by his head! He actually looks like he’s clawing at DDD’s eyes, that’s not usual from a guy like Kinkade who usually plays fair! OH DDD FIRES RIGHT BACK WITH A SERIES OF ELBOWS THAT ROCK THE JAW OF KINKADE! Now DDD’s recuperating a little bit on the apron, but just as Kinkade goes over to him DDD SHOOTS HIMSELF THROUGH THE ROPES PERHAPS FOR A SLINGSHOT SPEAR!!!!! OH KINKADE CAUGHT HIM IN THE NOSE WITH A BOOT JUST IN TIME! And now Kinkade scrapes DDD up from the mat with a front facelock to deliver a ROPE ASSISTED TORNADO DDT!!!

Deadprez: DDD stands his ground however and Kinkade face plants the canvas real hard! I’m surprised Kinkade isn’t shell shocked by that, he’s getting back up probably just out of momentum and DDD finds the nearest turnbuckle and climbs up to a seated position with his feet on the second rope… DDD WITH A DIVING SENTON NECKBREAKER PLANTS KINKADE!!! NICE FOLLOW UP PIN TOO, HOOKING HIS LEGS WITH KINKADE’S AS THEY HANG IN THE AIR, DDD WITH A SMALL PACKAGE!

Ref: OOOOOOOOOOOONE!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

Pierre: Frantic kick out by Kinkade! Charlie Marr looks on nervously, as does Ava, and their two respective partners recover relatively at the same rate, Kinkade holding the nape of his neck looking a bit busted up, but KINKADE HOWEVER FIRES FIRST WITH A V-TRIGGER!!! DDD SIDE STEPS IT, SPINNING BACKFIRST TO THE BACK OF THE HEAD!!!! DDD STOPS KINKADE FROM FALLING FORWARD BY REELING HIM IN! IMPALER!!!!! THAT PATENTED LIFTING IMPALER DDT, AND A HOOK OF BOTH LEGS!

Ref: OOOOOOOOOOOONE!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

Deadprez: Still some fight in Kinkade, who kicks out just barely before ”three”! Credit to Kinkade for pushing on after being hit with a blow that’s put World Champions down for the count. Now Kinkade’s crawled over to the corner for some solace, and DDD looks around at the crowd with his eyes bugged out and his mouth agape, pulsating in sheer momentum and excitement! OH GOD NO IS HE GONNA GO FOR IT AGAIN? REF STOP THIS! DAMMMIT NO HE’S HUMPING THE AIR AGAIN, ALL OF THE KIDS IN THE CROWD ARE SCREAMING IN EXCITEMENT, THIS IS WRONG! CHARLIE MARR IS RUSHING OVER TO SAVE KINKADE, BUT CAMERON ELLA AVA DIGS UNDERNEATH THE APRON AND HAS A KENDO STICK IN HAND! AND THIS WICKED WOMAN RUSHES RIGHT AFTER MARR, JUST BARELY GRAZING HIM WITH A KENDO STICK SWAT AS HE RETREATS OVER TO THE RAMP! AND NOW MR. DEDEDE SPRINTS ACROSS THE RING FOOOOOR…. THE BRONCO BUSTEEEEEEEEEEERRR!!!

Pierre: NOBODY HOME!

Deadprez: OH THANK GOD! KINKADE MOVES OUT OF THE WAY JUST IN TIME, AND DDD MUST HAVE OVERSHOT IT BECAUSE NOW HE’S STRADDLING THE MIDDLE TURNBUCKLE IN A… UNCOMFORTABLE WAY!

Pierre: The poor Sheriff landed balls-first on the middle turnbuckle! Even the mighty “dumbo balls” are no match for a full force impact into the middle turnbuckle! AND KINKADE FOLLOWS UP WITH A RUNNING EUROPEAN UPPERCUT INTO THE BACK OF THE HEAD OF HIS CORNERED OPPONENT! DDD is barely hanging on, he’s slumped over backwards and dazed following that loud shot, and Kinkade SPRINGS UP TO THE TOP ROPE ON THAT SAME TURNBUCKLE AND DELIVERS A MOONSAULT INTO A REVERSE DDT!!!! PLANTING THE BACK OF DDD’S HEAD INTO THE MAT! WOW!

Deadprez: THAT WAS INCREDIBLE, I DON’T THINK I’VE EVER SEEN AN ATTACK LIKE THAT! DARYL KINKADE DESPERATELY DRAGS DDD AWAY FROM THE ROPES, DESPITE THE PAIN HE’S IN, IT TOOK JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING FOR HIM TO DRAG DDD WHERE HE WANTS HIM AND NOW HE’S GOT A COVER!

Ref: OOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

Pierre: THE SHERIFF KICKS OUT! Kinkade tries for another cover!

Ref: OOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!! TWOOOOOOOO-

Deadprez: Kick out once again! That’s definitely a rookie move from Kinkade, but he just can’t believe it, even after such an innovative and brutal offensive sequence it still wasn’t enough. I can’t really blame him, but this is just who he’s dealing with; behind all the rainbows and faggotry is still the EAW Elitist of the Decade, the greatest to ever do it by many metrics. Daryl Kinkade is going to have to shake off the emotions and get out of his feels. I think Marr’s telling him the same thing now, and Kinkade after a little bit of wallowing grabs a recovering DDD and LOOKS LIKE HE’S GOING FOR THE BEAUTIFUL LIE!!!! CROSS LEGGED FISHERMANS BUSTER!!!! DDD countering with a series of frantic punches to the heart! Some MEAN welt-forming body shots by The Sheriff, and DDD with a palm strike to the face! Kinkade stunned, DDD follows up with a jumping clothesline! Kinkade ducks under it, sprints to the turnbuckle he just leaped off of, and sprints BACK OVER TO DDD WITH A SHOTGUN DROPKICK SENDING DDD FLYING ACROSS THE RING AND INTO THE CORNER! Kinkade goes to follow it up now, and it looks like he’s actually slinging DDD over his shoulder and seating him on the top rope…

Pierre: Kinkade delivers a chop to the chest of a slumped over DDD who’s unwantedly seated at the top rope! Kinkade is now climbing up that very same turnbuckle, and as he makes the climb DDD delivers a couple of groggy blows to the face! Kinkade however responds with a European uppercut – no DDD moves his head back to dodges it and does a DOUBLE CROSS-ARM BLOW! DDD is perching himself up higher, getting somewhat of a near-standing base on the top turnbuckle as these two are now exchanging blows at dangerous heights! Kinkade with a shot to the jaw! That might have stunned DDD, AND NOW DARYL KINKADE IS LOOKING FOR AN AVALANCHE BEAUTIFUL LIE!!!!!!!! IF HE DELIVERS THIS I PROMISE YOU THAT WILL END THIS MATCH!!!!!

Deadprez: BUT DDD’S MAKING DAMN SURE THAT DOESN’T HAPPENED, DELIVERING PUNCHES INTO THE AN ALREADY BRUISED AREA OF THE TORSO! AND NOW A EUROPEAN UPPERCUT FROM DDD! THAT TAKES AWAY ALL OF KINKADE’S EQUILIBRIUM, AND DDD WITH A HEADBUTT! THAT KNOCKS KINKADE OFF THE TOP TURNBUCKLE AND HAS HIM LAID OUT ON THE CANVAS, RIGHT IN THE DROP ZONE!

Pierre: AND MR. DEDEDE IS IN PRIME POSITION, THE ENTIRE ARENA IS ON THEIR FEET RIGHT ALONG WITH HIM….. AND THERE IT IS!!!! NORTH STAAAAAAAAAR!!!! DDD WITH THE SHOOTING STAR PRESS, THE SAME MOVE THAT HE USED TO BEAT DEADPREZ BACK IN THE DINO DAYS OF AWF! AND IT CONNECTS, COUNT TO 100!

Ref: OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! THRRRRRRRR-

( Mr. DEDEDE is dragged out of the ring by Charlie Marr, and Marr walks away pretending to mind his own business by the time the referee can realize what’s going on. )

Pierre: ALRIGHT NOW COME ON, NOW MARR TOO? I THOUGHT THIS GUY HAD AN ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT!

Deadprez: DON’T BE STUPID, PIERRE! HE’S DOING WHAT IT TAKES TO GET TO PAIN FOR PRIDE! YOU WOULD DO THE SAME DAMN THING!

( The referee threatens to eject Charle Marr, however he is interrupted. )

Pierre: CAMERON CHARGES AT MARR AND SWATS HIM WITH A KENDO STICK STRAIGHT OVER THE HEAD! AND MARR TURNS AROUND… JUST TO FALL RIGHT INTO THE SPEEEEEEEEEEEAR!!! CHARLIE MARR IS TAKEN OUT, but wait a minute, something’s wrong?

( DDD is on the ground holding his right knee, and Cameron comes to his aid. )

Deadprez: God damn, that ain’t good at all.

( The referee comes to DDDs aid, and he and Cam speak with a barely responsive DDD as he’s mostly clutching at his right knee. DDD is prompted to sit back on the barricade, and the audience appears to be confused as they murmur amongst themselves. )

Pierre: I think we need a replay of that spear one more time, it seemed like just as he delivered the move his right knee buckled in a precarious manner… lets see if we can take a look.

( REPLAY: Mr. DEDEDE comes to a full sprint and delivers a spear on a dazed Charlie Marr, and the camera gets an angle of DDD’s right leg buckling during the slow motion shot of the spear connecting. )

Deadprez: WOW look at that knee buckle, sheesh… Yeah that’s definitely an injury, it has to be at this point. Ain’t no way this thing is gonna keep going.

( CUT TO: Ringside, where Mr. DEDEDE is attempting to stand, only for him to collapse to the floor again clutching the injured right knee. )

Pierre: DDD still trying to get back into this, but it’s obvious he’s not gonna be able to continue.

( Cameron Ella Ava informs the referee that DDD will be calling the match, and the official obliges. The referee lifts his arms up for the “x” as he signals for further assistance, and he goes over to the time keeper. )

Pierre: And Cam doing the right thing here, throwing in the towel for her partner who clearly refuses to quit, but it’s simply not up to him at this point, he can’t even stand on his own. This match is over.

( DING! DING! DING! )

Aaron Fitzpatrick: Ladies and Gentlemen, this match has been decided due to an injury. Your winner by forfeit, DARYL KINKAAAAAADE!!!!

( “What A Shame” by Too Close To Touch hits, and Charlie Marr sluggishly enters the ring and excitedly embraces an equally fatigued Daryl Kinkade. )

Deadrez: DARYL KINKADE AND CARLIE MARR HAVE FOUND A WAY TO PAIN FOR PRIDE! CELEBRATE BOYS, KINKADE PUSHED DDD PAST THE LIMIT AND ARGUABLY BROKE HIM! YOU DESERVE THIS VICTORY!

Pierre: I don’t exactly know if that’s how the events occured, you are correct about one thing, Marr and Kinkade now have a guaranteed spot at Pain for Pride as they’re now SCHEDULED – key word, SCHEDULED – to take on The Dragon Slayers and the team of DDD and Cameron. But with as many answers as we got here, we also have just as many questions left unanswered.

( Kinkade and Marr celebrate, and DDD is being helped up the ramp by several officials and a concerned Cameron Ella Ava who is holding both Tag Title belts. )

Deadprez: No kidding Pierre, did somebody put a hex on Cam or something??? It’s like every time she finds a decent tag team partner a piano falls from the sky and completely crushes her dreams! Maybe I’m just exaggerating here, but I ain’t gonna lie to you, that looked bad!

Pierre: Well, moving on, coming up next is from earlier in the day as I hosted an intense sitdown intervention between the two men vying for the EAW Championship at Pain For Pride, check it out!

“RECORDED EARLIER IN THE DAY”

(Camera pans to a locker room where Pierre Mcguire is shown sitting down and next to him Rex McAllister with a confident smile on his face as he has the EAW Championship slapped around his shoulder and on the opposite side a vacant chair)

Pierre: My apologies, I was expecting Diamond Cage to show up on time but well. I just don’t know where he is or where he could be.

Rex: Doesn’t really bother me, disappearing is kind of what Cage is good at these days. I’ll answer any questions you have for me though.

Pierre: Well, we are here Ladies and Gentleman to talk about Pain For Pride. To talk about the greatest prize being up for grabs in the main event. We are here to talk about Rex McAllister defending that prize against Diamond Cage. Rex, it’s been a crazy last couple of months for you. You’ve won the EAW Championship, you’ve shunned every challenge but the challenge that is coming at Pain For Pride, what makes this challenge so unique?

Rex: More eyes are watching, it’s the biggest show and the biggest match of my career and I can honestly say to you that I am more ready than I have ever been. More ready to fight for the dream that I have obtained through countless hours of hard work, through countless struggles and constantly being sidetracked. I knew deep down, all it took was one opportunity for me to become the EAW Champion and at Grand Rampage, it happened. I’ll hold onto this dream despite whatever tenacity comes with this challenge who can’t even make it to this sit down that was scheduled for about a week. At Pain For Pride, what you are going to see is what the world has seen for many years with Diamond Cage, he’ll fight and he’ll fight like his life depends on it and as he should, as everyone should when the EAW Championship is in the question. But he’ll fail when he realizes that I am the man that is equally or if not more determined to make sure that the EAW Championship doesn’t leave my si-

(A loud slam of the door is heard as Diamond Cage steps into the scene donning dark sunglasses and a dark leather jacket as Rex and Pierre looks on and Cage takes his seat)

Cage: Sup

Pierre: Uh, I should of known to bring security in here.

Cage: No need, I give you my word I’m fully intent on keeping my composure. I’m just interested in what Rex has to say, so go ahead and finish what you were saying.

Rex: I was making it know that for all of your rage, and all of your intensity, you are still outmatched and that is why you have to use weapons like barbwire baseball bat’s and bleed all over the canvas to survive around here. When I just have to be the best, and that is why people call me the best, because I have what you are willing to kill yourself for. And at Pain For Pride, you’ll go above and beyond but it still won’t be enough to take my dream away from me.
(Cage is shown smirking as Rex looks on)

Pierre: Cage can I ask what was the reason for you abandoning Rex last week on Showdown and then coming back and striking him with the barbwire baseball bat during the tag team main event?

Cage: It’s simple, I do what I want, when I want to do it. You think I care about a tag team match? You think I care about being his partner? I won’t conform to what this company wants me to do. I didn’t need that tag team match but I used it to send a message to Rex to let him know that he’s living on borrowed time with the EAW Championship. And that at Pain For Pride I am going to take it from him whether he likes it or not.

(Rex is shown laughing)

Cage: What the hell is so funny?

Rex: It’s the same old thing. The same thing you always say, what makes now different Cage? Doesn’t matter who is holding this and standing opposite side of the ring against you. You can never seem to get the job done, you can never seem to finally achieve what you said out to do which makes you not a man of your word. I’m beginning to question how much the EAW Championship means to you.

Pierre: You know Cage, he brings up a interesting question. How much does the EAW Championship means to you?

(Cage looks at the EAW Championship sitting on Rex’s shoulder before taking his sunglasses off)

Cage: It means I am the number one motherf*cker in this entire company. That’s what I want, every single day I replay Road To Redemption 2014 in my head and every single day it makes me sick to my f*cking stomach. Sick at the fact that while you wasn’t even thought of in this company, I was carrying this company on my back to where underdogs like you would have a place to achieve your dreams because I was going against not just people wanting my championship that I lost my entire life for. But trying to take my career, money out of my pockets and food off of my families table. I’m sick to my stomach because I know I haven’t scratched the surface of what I can do with that EAW Championship. Doesn’t matter who is holding the title, I’m in a crazed state because I want that championship more than I want anything else in this world.

Pierre: So at Pain For Pride, what can the world expect from you two, what can the world expect from the champion.

Rex: I walk into Pain For Pride with the EAW Championship. And I give you everything I have and leave it all in the ring to ensure that I walk out of Pain For Pride still the EAW Champion. The story ends the same as it always does for Cage, he’ll fail.

(Cage looks on annoyed and gritting his teeth as Pierre begins to speak)

Pierre: As for the challenger?

Cage: I’m going to win. What you saw at Wrath Of The Dragon is the resurrection of the most dangerous man in the world, I went through hell to get here and I’ll be damned if I let everything I worked and fought like hell for, be burned down to the ground by this guy. At Pain For Pride, I’ll walk in empty handed but I won’t leave empty handed, I’m taking that championship and I’m taking back this f*ucking company and there’s no authority, there’s no”One True Pairing” relationship and there’s no f*cking walkouts that is going to stop me from doing that.

Pierre: Thank you both for your time, ladies and gentleman at Pain For Pride, your main event. Rex McAllister Vs. Diamond Cage for the EAW Championship.

(Camera feeds cuts back to the arena as “If I Had A Heart” By Fever Ray begins to play as Prince Of Phenomenal makes his entrance down to the ring in street clothes with the National Elite Championship around his hand)

Fitzpatrick: Ladies and Gentleman, please welcome THE NATIONAL ELITE CHAMPION!!! PRINCEEEE OFFF PHENOMENALL!!

(POP enters the ring and is handed a microphone as his music dies down)

POP: Two weeks, Two weeks this old ghost has come and superkicked me in the face, why? I don’t know, and I don’t care at this point anymore. I look at it as EGO died years ago, if he had a problem with me that revolves around Project EGO then it’s already dead. EGO beefs died with Project EGO. It’s 2018, I’m the EAW National Elite Champion and that is what it is about. Isn’t it HBB? I come back to EAW and it’s like a given that I’ll end up with gold in my hands but when you return to EAW it seems like we are just watching a man trying to glue shattered pieces of his broken career.

(POP begins to smile as he slaps the National Elite Championship around his shoulder)

POP: This stems from jealousy that the guy you always thought was under you has surpassed you in every single way possible. There was a time you was running the show around here right HBB? A time where you could do no wrong, you had a Pain for Pride winning streak and now look at you, desperate, a desperate man who I see as looking for an ending, you want an end. So why don’t we stop beating around the bush HBB, why don’t we just give the people what they want and what you want. No more sneak attacks, let’s do it right here, right now in Cleveland!

(Crowd cheers as POP throws down the National Elite Championship and looks up to the ramp but nobody comes out)

POP: COME ON HBB, NOW’S YOUR CHANCE TO PROVE YOU AREN’T THE WASHED UP HASBEEN EVERYONE HAS COME TO KNOW YOU AS!

(Nobody is coming out, as POP begins to get increasingly more annoyed as he begins waiting but picks up the microphone again)

POP: I was hoping it wouldn’t come to this. But if you won’t come to me, then I’ll come to you.

(POP throws down the microphone and picks up the National Elite Championship as he begins to leave storming up the ramp)

Pierre: Damn, POP surely making his point clear and doing everything he can to pry HBB out but still HBB doesn’t answer the challenge!

Deadprez: I think POP needs to tread lightly, this seems like a more dangerous HBB who will not hesitate to hurt POP. I don’t know what he’s thinking of doing but this situation is going to boil over quickly.

(Camera transitions to Aaron Fitzpatrick standing inside the ring awaiting the next match)

Fitzpatrick: The following contest is set for one fall!! AND IT IS A CASH IN THE VAULT QUALIFYING MATCH!!

(‘Red Clouds’ by The Word Alive begins to play as Lucian Black makes his entrance down the ramp)

Fitzpatrick: Introducing first, from Peoria, Illinois! Weighing in at 217 Pounds!! LUCIAAANNNNNNN BLAAACKKKKKKKKK…!!!

Pierre: Lucian surely has been in a slump since Wrath of the Dragon, not winning the No Way Out Match and last week wasn’t able to be Showdown’s representative in the Openweight Title match!

Deadprez: He’ll figure it out soon, and Cash in the Vault is a good place to figure it out so I got no doubt in my mind he’ll win this match tonight!

(‘DUST’ by Tremonti begins to play as Kevin Hunter makes his entrance confidently down the ramp to a Mixed Reaction from the crowd)

Fitzpatrick: Introducing his opponent, from Brooklyn, New York! Weighing in at 235 Pounds!! KEEEVINNNNNNNNNN HUNNNTTTTERRRRRRR…!!!

(DING! DING! DING!)

Pierre: Here we go with another match to decide who punches a ticket to Pain for Pride as Kevin and Lucian lock up for a collar and elbow tie up, Lucian quickly fakes the lock up as a sends a boot to the mid-section of Kevin! Kevin backing up as Lucian sends him into the ropes with an Irish-Whip! Kevin counters with a reverse whip, sending Lucian into the ropes, Kevin bending down for a back body drop! LUCIAN WITH A BOOT TO THE SKULL OF KEVIN HUNTER! Hunter dazed as Lucian quickly begins to run off the ropes, HUNTER WITH A HIGH KNEE INTO THE INCOMING LUCIAN BLACK!!

Deadprez: HE LIFTS HIM ON HIS SHOULDERS!! FIREMAN’S CARRY DROPPED INTO A KNEE!!!DOUBLE UNDERHOOKS THE ARM!!!! DOUBLE UNDERHOOK PILEDRIVER!! KILLER EFFECT!!! HUNTER HOOKS THE LEG!!

Referee: ONNNEEEEEEE….TWOOOOOOOOOOO……THRRREEEEEEEE!!

(‘DUST’ by Tremonti hits as Kevin Hunter has his hand raised and begins to celebrate)

Fitzpatrick: HEEERRRREEE IS YOUR WINNNER….. AND QUALIFYING FOR THE CASH IN THE VAULT LADDER MATCH!!!! KEEEVINNNNNNN HHUUUNNNTTTERRRR!!!

Pierre: Whoa, he just made quick work out of a former Heavyweight Champion, and he made you look like a fool in the process Deadprez!

Deadprez: Cut to commercial.

(Commercial Break)

(Camera transitions to Aaron Fitzpatrick standing inside the ring awaiting the next match)

Fitzpatrick: The following contest is set for one fall!! AND IT IS YOUR MAIN EVENT OF THE EVENING!!!

(“Ice Tray” By Quavo hits as The Heart Break Boy steps out and makes his flamboyant entrance to a Mixed Reaction from the crowd)

Fitzpatrick: Introducing first, from Ferguson Missouri! Weighing in at 220 Pounds!! “The Golden Boy” THE HEAAARTTTTTTTTTT BREAAAAKKKKKKKKK BOOOYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY..

Pierre: I wonder if HBB took heed to POP’s statement of bringing the fight to him and if that will play any factor into tonight’s main event?

Deadprez: POP would be a fool because he said that out loud and HBB isn’t an idiot, he’ll sense that POP is coming and BAM! Knock his lights out for the third straight week in a row!

(“I Hope You Suffer” By The AFI begins to play throughout the Quicken Loans Arena as Theron Nikolas makes his entrance by himself donning a dark leather coat)

Fitzpatrick: Introducing his opponent, From Edmonton Alberta Canada! Weighing in at 210 Pounds!! THEERROONNNNNNNNN NIKOLAAASSSSSSS..!!

Pierre: And how about Theron making his way down to the ring alone, probably taking heed to what Ronn Banks had to say and isn’t having any of it, Theron obviously has something to prove.

(DING! DING! DING!)

Deadprez: And we are underway, HBB and Theron in a first time ever match up as they lock up! Both men jocking for position! HBB quickly transitions into a side headlock! He begins tightening the hold as Theron immediately tries to get himself out of this but HBB is determined not to let up with his hold! Theron backing himself up into the ropes and sends HBB off with the momentum from the ropes breaking the headlock! HBB comes back off the momentum as Theron leap frogs over the incoming HBB, Theron turns, AND HE’S MET WITH A STINGING KNIFE EDGE CHOP! HBB firing as he follows up with a big right hand, AND ANOTHER KNIFE EDGE CHOP THAT CAN BE HEARD ALL THROUGHOUT THIS ARENA!

Pierre: HBB grabbing Theron by his hair and sends him crashing face first into the nearest top turnbuckle! HBB following that up with a big right hand over the top, he pulls Theron out of the corner a little bit AND FIRES A BIG EUROPEAN UPPERCUT! Theron knocked right back into the ropes as HBB backs up a bit, AND RUNS AT THERON! But he manages to get his boot up into the face of HBB, HBB holding his jaw as Theron fires out of the corner, AND SWINGS FOR A CLOTHESLINE! But HBB ducks, boot to the mid-section, front facelock! HE TRIES FOR THE SUPLEX! But Theron blocks with his leg, HBB still trying! Theron with a punch to the mid-section of HBB! Theron quickly switching himself over to a waist lock behind HBB!

Deadprez: THERON TRYING TO GO FOR THE GERMAN SUPLEX! HBB blocking, and he fires his elbow back into the face of Theron! Theron backs up as HBB runs off the ropes! Clothesline knocking Theron off his feet, Theron pops up and runs at HBB who takes him down with an arm drag! Theron frustrated rises again, AND HBB WITH AN ATOMIC DROP! And he grabs Theron, scooping him up, AND HE PLANTS HIM WITH A SCOOP SLAM!! NO THERON DROPS OFF THE SHOULDERS OF HBB! He latches on behind him AND PLANTS HIM WITH A GERMAN SUPLEX!! HE DROPS HBB RIGHT ON THE BACK OF HIS HEAD WITH THE CANADIAN SUPLEX!

Pierre: Theron rising up as HBB backs himself into a corner, Theron RUNNING AT HBB WITH A RUNNING HIP ATTACK! HBB holding his mid-section as Theron pulls him out of the corner and places him between his legs! THERON LIFTING HBB POSSIBLY FOR A POWERBOMB!! HE’S GOING FOR THE LUNGBLOWER, DOUBLE KNEES TO THE SPINE!! HBB fighting though, multiple punches coming down onto the face of Theron! Theron walking with HBB! WHO COUNTERS THE POWERBOMB INTO A HURRICANRANA SENDING THERON OVER THE TOP ROPE! HBB skins the cat, and gets himself back inside the ring! Theron rising as HBB sets himself up, AND FLIES FOR A PLANCHA OVER THE ROPES CRASHING INTO THERON ONTO THE FLOOR!! HBB rising up and grabs Theron by the hair before quickly sending him inside the ring!

Deadprez: HBB following as Theron gets up to his feet, HE SHOOTS A SUPERKICK AT HBB!! HBB CATCHES THE BOOT!! DOUBLE LEG TAKE DOWN BY HBB!! AND HE HOOKS THERON’S LEGS AND TURNS HIM AROUND!! SHARPSHOOTER APPLIED!!! SHARPSHOOTER APPLIED AS HBB BEGINS TO SIT DOWN ON THE BACK OF THERON!! I DOUBT THERON IS GOING TO TAP AFTER EVERYTHING HE’S HEARD FROM RONN BANKS WHICH HAS TO BE RUNNING THROUGH HIS MIND!! HE REFUSES TO TAP!! HE’S CLAWING HIMSELF TO THE ROPES!! THERON TRYING!!! INCHING!! CLOSER AND CLOSER!!! AND HE FINALLY!!! GRABS THE ROPES!!

Pierre: HBB lets go as Theron is feeling the effects from the sharpshooter, Theron pulling himself up with use from the ropes as HBB runs at him, Theron gets his elbow up into the face of HBB! THERON WITH A SHORT SUPERKICK TO THE MID-SECTION OF HBB! HBB is doubled over as Theron GRABS HBB AND LIFTS HIM HIGH IN THE AIR!!! DOUBLE KNEE LUNGBLOWER!! DOUBLE KNEES TO THE SPINE!!! HE GETS ALL OF IT AS HBB COLLAPSES WITH SICKENING IMPACT!! THERON HOOKS THE LEG!!

Referee: ONNNEEEEEE…..TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO….KICKOUTTTT!!!

Deadprez: HBB MANAGES TO THROW THE SHOULDER UP!! Theron can’t believe it, he thought that would have been it right there but he isn’t resting as he grabs HBB by his hair, AND LIFTS HIM FOR THE FIREMAN’S CARRY!! HE COULD BE GOING FOR THE FIREMAN’S CARRY NECKBREAKER!! BUT HBB DRIVING HIS ELBOW INTO THE JAW OF THERON!! Theron lets HBB go, AND!! GOLDPRINT!!! NO THERON CATCHES THE BOOT!!! HE JUMPS FOR A JUMPING ENZIGURI!! HBB DUCKS!!! Theron crashes himself into the mat as HBB quickly grabbing him by his legs!! HE’S GOING FOR THE INVERTED FIGURE FOUR!!! THERON TRYING TO BLOCK!! HE BEGINS USING HIS FREE LEG TO KICK HBB IN THE SIDE OF THE HEAD!!

Pierre: HBB backing up as Theron rises, AND HE SWINGS FOR A RIGHT HAND!! THERON IS BROUGHT DOWN TO THE CANVAS!!! HBB APPLIES THE CROSSFACE!! CROSSFACE SUBMISSION HOLD APPLIED AND HE’S PULLING BACK ON THE NECK OF THERON!! THIS COULD BE ALL SHE WROTE HERE!! HBB IS FULLY INTENT ON ENDING THIS MATCH WITH THE CROSSFACE!! HE’S PULLING BACK!! HE’S DOING EVERYTHING HE CAN!!!

(“If I Had A Heart” By Fever Ray hits as Prince Of Phenomenal steps his way onto the stage holding the National Elite Championship as HBB releases the crossface and begins staring down with POP)

Deadprez: POP IS HERE!! BUT THE MATCH IS STILL GOING ON AND HBB IS READY FOR HIM!! POP RAISING THE NATIONAL ELITE CHAMPIONSHIP HIGH AS HBB IS JUST STARING DAGGERS INTO HIM!!! SUPERKICK!! THERON WITH A SUPERKICK TO THE BACK OF THE HEAD OF HBB!!!! AND HE GRABS THE DAZED HBB… CHAOS THEORY!! SWINGING REVERSE STO CONNECTS!! AND THERON COVERS!!

Referee: ONNNEEEEEEEEEEEE…TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO….THRRREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE….

(DING! DING! DING!)

(“I Hope You Suffer” By AFI hits as Theron Nikolas refuses to have his hand raised by the referee as he looks noticeably frustrated)

Fitzpatrick: HERREEE IS YOUR WINNNER…. THEROONNNNNN NIKOLASSSSSSSS..!!

Deadprez: What a win, but not how Theron would have wanted it as he fully wanted this match to prove something to the entire world and to his Pain For Pride opponent, Ronn Banks!

Pierre: And Theron begins taking his leave, as POP is still standing on the ramp and they lock eyes! Theron staring a hole through POP as POP isn’t backing down as well! And Theron just continues to take his leave! POP turning his attention to HBB and begins to smirk as he raises the National Elite championship high!

Deadprez: What a show, that only Showdown can bring to you, I can’t wait to see what next week brings as we inch closer to Pain For Pride, I’m signing off for Pierre saying GOODNIGHT FROM CLEVELAND!!

(One last final shot of HBB recovering in the ring and POP laughing at him as he raises the National Elite Championship)

(Camera fades to black)

(EAW logo Buzzes)

“Special thanks to the Cleveland Cavailers for allowing the Showdown roster to practice with them earlier before they won Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals”