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Wrath of the Dragon (2019)

(EAW Intro Plays.)

(We open to see a deep blue evening sky overlooking Seoul, South Korea.)

Narrator: Ancient legend tells a tale of the immortal dragon who ruled the skies…

(Various flashes from recent episodes of Showdown begin to play.)

Narrator: One that was sealed away by the mightiest warrior of the land…

(Drake King, Adam Graves, Chris Elite, and Ahren Fournier are all seen in various flashes.)

Narrator: This Warrior faced many obstacles on his path to glory…

(Jack Haze, Malcolm Jones, TLA, and Cage are seen in various flashes.)

Narrator: He was forced to overcome entire armies…

(TLA, Damon Diesel, Adam Graves, Michael Bishop, and Jax Walker are all seen standing tall at various times.)

Narrator: He was beaten and brutalized in many ways, but he always returned…

(We see Terry Chambers being taken out by the Round Table, then we see him returning to challenge Drake King.)

Narrator: He was tested against those who believed themselves to be better than him…

(Chris Elite and Diamond Cage stand face to face.)

Narrator: He found himself at odds with those who would call him foolish, seeking to bring them to their knees…

(Various clips of the rivalry between Jack Haze and Cody Marshall are seen.)

Narrator: And finally he earned the right to call himself the greatest amongst all…

(Ahren Fournier and Malcolm Jones stare each other down.)

Narrator: This brave and tested warrior took on the dragon that threatened to bring ruin to the land… and he sealed the beast away…

(The Sky turns dark over Seoul as the stars fade away.)

Narrator: That beast seeks to make his return…

(A pair of eyes open in the darkness of the sky.)

Narrator: And when the wrath of the Dragon is upon us…

(The eyes fly directly at the camera, revealing a dragon that opens its jaws just as it reaches the camera before fading to black.)

Narrator: …can you face the flames?

(“I Will Go To War” by Tessa Thompson Plays as the camera opens to show the Seoul World Cup Stadium and the capacity crowd going absolutely insane as the camera pans over them.)

SCREENBAR—SOLD OUT

(Camera catches a few more glimpses of the fans before panning to the commentary desk of Eve and Deadprez.)

Eve: HELLO EVERYONE! WE ARE HERE LIVE TO BRING YOU THE SHOWDOWN EXCLUSIVE SUPERSHOW: WRATH OF THE DRAGON! I’m Eve and as always, I’m joined by the incomparable Deadprez!

Deadprez: That’s right Eve and we are so excited for tonight! This is our last marquee show for the blue brand until we reach Pain for Pride! And it promises to be an intense night of action! In our main event, Ahren Fournier hopes to reclaim the EAW Championship inside of Hell in as he as he takes on the new Champion, Malcolm Jones! That match is going to be nothing short of violent!

Eve: And Drake King has to pay the price for his friends actions as Terry Chambers has returned from injury and is holding Drake responsible for what happened to him! The price he’s demanding be paid? The Interwire Championship. Plus! Cody Marshall and Jack Haze will settle the score once and for all in a falls count anywhere match!

Deadprez: That’s one to watch, for certain. And we can’t forget to mention that we will also see Diamond Cage in his first marquee match since returning at Grand Rampage, taking on Chris Elite for the right to challenge for the EAW Championship at Pain for Pride.

Eve: But first, we will find out our first roster member to make their way into the Cash in the Vault ladder match at Pain for Pride! And now, we throw it to Gina Romano to get things started here for us! Take it away, Gina!

(The camera cuts to Gina Romano in the middle of the ring)

Gina Romano: Ladies and gentlemen the following contest is A FATAL FIVE WAY MATCH! And it is scheduled for…

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

Gina Romano: For a chance to enter, THE CASH…IN THE VAULT MATCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(The crowd cheers when “Ambitionz az a Ridah” by Tupac plays as TLA comes out with Steroid Dawg on a chain which just makes the crowd cheer louder, then the crowd turns to boos as Security comes out and forces TLA to let go of the leash and bring Steroid Dawg backstage, leaving him sad)

Gina Romano: Introducing first, residing in the Poon Palace weighing in at 210 POUNDS, LA PANTERA SEXUAL, T…L…A!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Deadprez: Out of the 5 competitors in this match this one might be my pick to win, TLA doesn’t have much, not even a brain, but he has the will to win this, and flippy shit.

Eve: TLA’s got everything, he’s capable of doing it when the job needs to be done, and he might just get a one-way ticket to Pain For Pride if he wins this!

(TLA gets in the ring and jumps up to the top rope to hype up the crowd but as soon as “Ambitionz az a Ridah” by “Engines of Hate” by Nevermore he silences the crowd but they start to boo as Adam Graves comes out. He enters with a unique item that he swings around before walking to the ring)

Gina Romano: Introducing next, residing in San Diego, California, weighing in at 320 POUNDS…THE KODIAK KILLER, ADAM…GRAVES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Deadprez: Eve what the hell is that in his hands.

Eve: I think it’s a chain flail and a one-handed spikeball…

Deadprez: Speak English…

Eve: ANYWAYS! Adam Graves is relentless and tonight he’s ready to rip someone’s head off, I won’t be surprised if I see him in the CITV match at PFP.

(Adam stops at the front of the apron, he throws his weapons over the top rope as TLA quickly slides out of the ring trying to avoid any damage. Adam enters the ring and grabs his weapons and places them in the corner before taunting the crowd. “Engines of Hate” fades off and “You Only Live Once (Instrumental)” by Suicide Silence plays to abrupt boos by the crowd as Damon Diesel comes out with a sinister smirk engulfed in smoke)

Gina Romano: Next, from Orlando, Florida, weighing in at 215 POUNDS…THE PAIN MACHINE, DAMON…DIESEL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Deadprez: :wow: The Pain Machine, Damon Diesel has really been showing his true colors these past few months.

Eve: Well DP you know the last time he was in a big match situation he almost killed SOSA Henderson and Jax Walker. He’s expressed greatly that he’s not here for the titles, he’s here to inflict pain, interesting to see his tactics going into this match.

(Damon enters the ring and cuts a glare at the 2 competitors who have already made their entrance at ringside. “You Only Live Once” cuts out abruptly as “Welcome Home” by Coheed and Cambria plays to next level booing as Jax Walker comes out carefully putting his skull mask on his face, he looks around at the booing audience as he walks to the ring)

Gina Romano: Making his way to the ring, from Berea Kentucky, weighing in at 265 POUNDS…THE DOG, OF WAR, JAX…WALKER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Deadprez: No matter his actions the past few months Jax Walker has something that has never left him, talent, yet he’s still a scumbag.

Eve: I agree, if Jax gives his very best tonight he might pull out the win, or get stopped in his tracks for good.

(Jax Walker enters the ring and makes fun of the crowd while he goes to the rope, he throws both his fist in the air before jumping off and sliding out of the ring as “For Whom The Bell Tolls” by Metallica plays to cheers louder than the boos previously as Michael Bishop enters the stage, he hops around in place slapping himself before walking to the ring looking confident with a grin)

Gina Romano: Finally, from Chicago Illinois weighing in at 247 pounds…THE DREADKNIGHT, MICHAEL…BISHOP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Deadprez: No matter what happened last week Michael Bishop still has IT! He can kill a person in the ring and bend you in ways still not possible, just like the old times.

Eve: No doubt Michael couldn’t bear walking out losing, so the least he can do is win, his integrity is at stake tonight.

(Michael enters the ring as the other competitors reenter, each competitor looks to do anything to start with but the ref signals the bell and all hell breaks loose)

(DING! DING! DING!)

Deadprez: Here we go, DAMON DIESEL GOING STRAIGHT FOR JAX WALKER! HE’S PUSHING HIM BACK IN THE CORNER AND BOMBARDING HIM QUICKLY, wait what is he doing… DAMON THROWS JAX RIGHT INTO ADAM GRAVES, OH JAX THINKING FAST- SPEAR TO ADAM GRAVES! Jax standing straight back up as he makes a b-line to Damon Diesel, MICHAEL BISHOP, CLOTHESLINE! DAMON RUNNING STRAIGHT FOR MICHAEL, DAMON MOVING OUT OF THE WAY! BISHOP LANDS STRAIGHT IN THE CORNER, DAMON MOVING BACK, CLOTHESLINE! DAMON HOLDING ONTO THE ROPES…GET CRUSHED, DOUBLE KNEES! DAMON GOING FOR THE PIN- NO TLA ROLLING INTO THE RING, HE GRABS DAMON DIESEL, HE THROWS HIM RIGHT OUT OF THE RING! TLA LOOKING FOR A SUICIDE DIVE- ADAM GRAVES, SIDEWALK SLAM! Adam rolling out of the ring, he grabs Damon, SNAKE EYES ON THE BARRICADE, Jax Walker getting up, he looks to get out of the ring- BISHOP, SUPERMAN PUNCH! WAIT- JAX IS STILL UP, HE TURNS AROUND, A SUPERMAN PUNCH OF HIS OWN! BISHOP, SUPERMAN PUNCH, WALKER, SUPERMAN PUNCH! TLA is being teamed on by Damon and Adam as a superman punch war is still going on in the ring, OH BOTH JAX AND BISHOP FALL! BUT DAMON PUSHING ADAM AWAY AS HE HAMMERS DOWN ON TLA, now both men are arguing, TLA! HOLY- DOUBLE LOW BLOW! That’s legal right?

Eve: Yeah sure whatever.

Deadprez: Alright then, everyone is down except TLA apparently who is, going to the top rope?

TLA: FLIPPY SHIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Eve: TLA being very dramatic as he, LANDS A MOONSAULT TO A STANDING JAX WALKER AND MICHAEL BISHOP! TLA is up- ADAM GRAVES WITH A CLOTHESLINE TO THE BACK OF TLA’S HEAD! BUT DAMON FOLLOWING, BICYCLE KNEE TO THE BACK OF ADAM GRAVES’ HEAD! BANG BANG CONNECTS AS ADAM FALLS LIMP ON THE GROUND, ADAM BRINGING TLA UP, TURNBUCKLE POWERBOMB! Adam Graves turning around, BUT TLA WITH A DROPKICK! JAX WALKER- NO TLA DUCKING UNDER THE ATTEMPTED CLOTHESLINE, CARTEL KICK, THE PELE KICK BRINGS JAX WALKER TO A KNEE! BUT- DAMON DIESEL WITH A SHOTGUN DROPKICK PUSHING TLA TO THE CORNER! JAX WALKER THOUGH PUSHING DAMON DIESEL INTO THE CORNER WITH TLA! Jax moving back, CLOTHESLINE TO THE CORNER WITH BOTH TLA AND DAMON DIESEL IN IT! Here comes Michael Bishop with a stiff forearm to Jax Walker bringing him back, THE IED BY JAX WALKER, THE RUNNING BIG BOOT CONNECTS, DAMON DIESEL, SLAP TO THE CHEST OF JAX WALKER!, Damon bringing him up, SPINOUT POWERBOMB! ROULETTE CONNECTS AS DAMON DIESEL COMES OUT STRONG! TLA, CLOTHESLINE TO DAMON DIESEL KNOCKING HIM DOWN, BISHOP IS BACK UP, SPINNING BACKFIST TO TLA! TLA down on one knee as Michael Bishop is setting him up, JACKHAMMER- NO TLA KNEEING MICHAEL IN THE HEAD IN MID AIR FORCING HIM TO BRING TLA BACK TO THE GROUND! Bishop retaliating with a punch, BUT DAMON IS UP, DAMON TURNING MICHAEL AROUND, TLA…DRAGON SUPLEX TO BISHOP! DAMON ISN’T WAITING FOR TLA TO GET UP, GANSO BOMB! DAMON GOING FOR THE PIN!

Ref: ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! TWO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Deadprez: JAX WALKER BARELY BREAKING UP THE PIN! Damon pushing Jax away, BUT JAX IS COMING BACK, KITCHEN SINK! JAX WAITING FOR DAMON TO GET UP, THE IED- NO TLA WITH A JUMPING RUSSIAN LEG SWEEP BRINGING DOWN JAX BEFORE HE CAN HIT ANYTHING ON DAMON DIESEL! DAMON DIESEL GRABBING TLA BEFORE HE CAN EVEN LAND HIS EYES ON HIM, GERMAN SUPLEX! DAMON GOING FOR THE PIN- NO MICHAEL BISHOP THROWS DIESEL OUT OF THE RING, MICHAEL ROLLING OUT OF THE RING TO FOLLOW HIM! TLA getting up slowly, BUT ADAM GRAVES, LARIAT PUSHING TLA BACK DOWN, JAX IS BACK UP- ADAM WITH A SPINEBUSTER! Adam Graves connects with Hammer Time as Jax Walker is sent back to the ground! Adam about to go for the pin, BUT BISHOP IS BACK IN THE RING, HE’S GRABBING ADAM, GRAVES THROWN RIGHT INTO THE CORNER, MICHAEL IS SLAMMING HIS FIST INTO THE GUT OF ADAM GRAVES! He’s moving back, BUT WAIT DAMON IS ON THE APRON, BISHOP NAILING DAMON WITH A HOOK, HE’S FOCUSING HIS ATTENTION BACK ON ADAM…WAIT ADAM, BICYCLE KICK BY ADAM GRAVES! BUT WAIT- DAMON, A PUNCH SLAMMING ADAM TO THE GROUND, wait…DAMON HAS BRASS KNUCKLES IN HIS FIST! Here comes Jax, BUT DAMON BRINGS HIM DOWN WITH HIS BRASS KNUCKLES-

Crowd: OH!

Eve: TLA IS IN THE RING, HE’S SLAMMED HIS LEAD PIPE INTO THE BACK OF DAMON DIESEL! IF DAMON HAS HIS WEAPON, WHY NOT TLA BRING HIS! Adam trying to roll out of the ring I think obviously looking for the weapons that he brought with him walking to the ring- TLA SLAMMING THE LEAD PIPE INTO ADAM GRAVES BACK, TLA going for Jax Walker getting up, BUT JAX WALKER WITH A RUNNING KNEE STRIKE, TLA FALLS TO A KNEE, Jax sees a opportunity, oh lord he’s grabbing the lead pipe, OH MY GOD! JAX WALKER SLAMMING THE LEAD PIPE LIKE A BASEBALL BAT ON THE BACK OF TLA’S HEAD MAKING HIM COLLAPSE ON THE FLOOR! Jax dropping the lead pipe, BUT DAMON IS RUNNING TOWARDS JAX, JAX DUCKS DAMON’S ATTEMPT AT USING THE BRASS KNUCKLES, JAX REBOUNDING OFF THE ROPES…POPUP SITOUT POWERBOMB! THE M.O.A.B. CONNECTS ON DAMON DIESEL! Damon rolling out of the ring as Jax is getting up yelling for more- BISHOP, RELEASE GERMAN SUPLEX! Michael Bishop walking over to a fallen Adam Graves, he’s bringing him up, JACKKNIFE- NO TLA TRYING TO GRAB ADAM AND PULL HIM OFF! BUT MICHAEL, HE SLAMS ADAM GRAVES RIGHT ONTO TLA! BUT JAX WALKER, THE IED, BIG BOOT! LOOK, DAMON, HE SLAMS THE BRASS KNUCKLES RIGHT INTO MICHAEL BISHOP, Jax looking over the carnage- DAMON WITH THE BRASS KNUCKLES KNOCKING JAX WALKER OUT, HE’S BRINGING MICHAEL BISHOP TO THE MIDDLE OF THE RING, PIN ATTEMPT!

Ref: ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! TWO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Deadprez: TLA BREAKING THE PIN, HE’S GETTING RIGHT BACK UP, HE’S BRINGING DAMON UP, HURRICANRANA RIGHT ONTO MICHAEL BISHOP! BISHOP ROLLING OUT OF THE RING AS DAMON CLUTCHES HIS BACK IN PAIN! TLA playing it smart yanking the brass knuckles off of Damon Diesel and kicking it to the side, he’s pulling Damon up, SWAG SHOT! TLA SLAPPING DAMON! TLA taking a break sitting in the corner, BUT ADAM GRAVES, SLAMMING A KNEE RIGHT INTO THE FACE OF TLA! He’s pulling TLA out of the corner with one arm, SIDEWALK SLAM BY GRAVES! I don’t think he’s done with TLA though, ANOTHER SIDEWALK SLAM! I think Adam is looking for another, BISHOP, HELLRAISER! A RUNNING KNEE STRIKE TO ADAM GRAVES BRINGING BOTH HIM AND TLA DOWN, Jax in the ring, MICHAEL, SUPERMAN PUNCH TO JAX! DAMON IS IN THE RING, LARIAT- NO BISHOP DUCKS UNDER, HEADBUTT TO THE BACK OF DAMON DIESEL’S HEAD! MICHAEL BISHOP HAS JUST LAID WASTE TO EVERYONE IN THIS MATCH! Michael going into the corner, TLA- NO MICHAEL WITH A ELBOW, TLA COMING BACK, DROPKICK! Michael stumbling out of the corner, WAIT JAX WALKER ON THE TOP ROPE, LARIAT TO BISHOP! WAIT ADAM GRAVES, BACKBREAKER TO JAX WALKER! Adam turning, POPUP POWERBOMB BY DAMON DIESEL OUT OF NOWHERE! Damon rolling out of the ring, oh no he’s going under the ring again he’s looking for another weapon to abuse as the rest of the 4 members of this match are up to their feet, AND THEY’RE OFF, JAX AND MICHAEL, ADAM AND TLA! ALL 4 MEN ARE ATTACKING EACH OTHER AT A GRUESOME PACE! HOLY SHIT! DAMON DIESEL HAS FOUND A WEAPON, HE’S WHACKING, I think a baseball bat wrapped with a STEEL CHAIN :ohlawd:! DAMON IS HITTING EVERYONE IN THE PROXIMITY WITH NO REMORSE, it looks like TLA is crawling away, OH HE HAS HIS LEAD PIPE! Both men are staring each other down, WAIT MICHAEL WITH A CLOTHESLINE KNOCKING TLA DOWN, ADAM WITH A SPEAR TO DAMON DIESEL! JAX WALKER COMING IN, RUNNING FOREARM TO ADAM GRAVES, Bishop running to Jax, KITCHEN SINK BY JAX WALKER! TLA IS ON THE TOP ROPE, DIVING CROSSBODY TO JAX WALKER! DAMON ROLLING IN, SAMOAN DROP TO TLA! NO WAIT ADAM GRAVES WITH A GUT KICK TO DAMON DIESEL, SIT OUT POWERBOMB, BOMBS AWAY CONNECTS, ADAM GRAVES JUMPING STRAIGHT INTO THE PIN!

Ref: ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! TWO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Eve: MICHAEL BISHOP BREAKING UP THE PIN, WAIT HE’S GRABBING ADAM, ADAM GRAVES THROWN RIGHT OUT OF THE RING! BISHOP IS BRINGING DAMON UP THE EXECUTIONER- NO DAMON MANAGES TO SLIDE OUT OF THE JACKHAMMER, NECKBREAKER BY DAMON! WAIT JAX, CLOTHESLINE! TLA, CLOTHESLINE AGAIN BY JAX! TLA rolling out of the ring as Adam gets into the ring, Jax looking to take him down…JAX WITH HAMMER TIME AGAIN, THE SPINEBUSTER FORCES JAX OUT OF THE RING! Damon Diesel and Michael Bishop are surrounding Adam Graves, THEY’RE ATTACKING HIM, Michael moving back as Damon brings Adam up, GAME OVER, PILEDRIVER! ADAM IS BEING BROUGHT UP AGAIN BY MICHAEL BISHOP, THE JACKHAMMER, THE EXECUTIONER CONNECTS ON ADAM GRAVES WHICH IS CERTAIN TO TAKE HIM OUT OF THE EQUATION! Adam being pushed out of the ring, each member of this match is trying to take one another out of the match to increase their chances of winning. It looks like Damon Diesel and Michael Bishop are teaming up to take each competitor out. OH JAX WALKER ATTACKING BOTH OF THEM, HE’S TRYING HIS BEST BUT BOTH OF THEM ARE TOO STRONG! JAX BEING KNOCKED DOWN! WAIT- TLA! ITS TLA! TLA HAS HIS LEAD PIPE IN HAND, HE’S TAKING DOWN BISHOP AND DIESEL, IS HE HELPING JAX WALKER?!?!?!?? BOTH MEN ARE DOWN! TLA is helping Jax up, BUT JAX- NO TLA MOVES OUT OF THE WAY AS JAX WALKER TRIES TO DO A BIG BOOT TO HIM, VERY MEXICAN UPPERCUT! TLA ISN’T WASTING TIME, HE’S UP ON THE TOP, BURNOUT, CORKSCREW 360 SENTON CONNECTS! TLA KICKING THE REST OF THE PEOPLE IN THE RING OUT, HE’S GOING FOR THE PIN ON JAX WALKER, WILL THIS BE IT-

Crowd: OH!

Deadprez: DAMON DIESEL! HE’S BACK IN THE RING, HE’S PUSHED AWAY MICHAEL BISHOP, HE’S GRABBING TLA, THROWN RIGHT OUT OF THE RING, DAMON GOING FOR THE PIN ON JAX WALKER, WILL DAMON DIESEL COST TLA THE WIN?!?!??!!?

Ref: ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! TWO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(DING! DING! DING!)

(“You Only Live Once” plays up to tremendous boos from the crowd, Damon sits up and smirks and looks around at the chaos around the ring, the camera cuts to TLA in the ring, he jumped to try and break up the pin but he was too late)

Gina Romano: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN YOUR WINNER…DAMON…DIESEL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Deadprez: DAMON DIESEL HAS DONE IT! HE’S IN THE CASH IN THE VAULT MATCH AND NOW HE HAS HIS TICKET TO GO STRAIGHT TO PAIN FOR PRIDE!

Eve: Damon Diesel has certainly bounced back from this match, he’s gotten back some of that confidence that he’s lost and now he’s got a chance to fight for a chance to fight for the Cash In The Vault Briefcase at Pain For Pride, kudos.

(Damon Diesel is seen walking around the ring yelling at some fans before rolling out of the ring and holds up his fist in celebration. The final shot is of each competitor who lost in this match angered on the floor, TLA more angry than all of them)

(Commercial for Orange Vanilla Coke. It’s ok. You’ll always prefer something different. But eh.)

(Camera opens backstage to find EAW’s newest backstage interviewer, Kyra Phillips, standing with Drake King who has the Interwire Championship over his shoulder.)

Kyra Phillips: Drake, thank you for this time. Tonight you’ll defend your championship against Terry Chambers as he recently returned and set his sights on you after he was taken out by other members of the Round Table. How do you feel about this whole situation?

(Drake King chuckles as he adjusts the championship on his shoulder.)

Drake King: You see this title? This title means that I’m a target. A target to everyone around. And for months people have gone on and on about how I don’t deserve it. But who hit the final move on Malcolm Jones before pinning his sorry shoulders to the mat? Me. Drake freakin King. So as far as I’m concerned, the real EAW Champion is standing right in front of you. I am the Interwire King, the King over all of EAW. And no one has been able to prove me wrong. Go ask Solomon Hill. I left him in a pool of his own blood, never to be heard from again. And I did it with no backup, inside of a steel cage full of weapons, a match that should’ve favored a large deathmatch specialist in every way. And still I stand as the champion. Terry Chambers? He’s had how many shots at capturing championships all up and down the card? And in all his years when has he ever lived up to what he was hyped to be? Never. But me? The whole reason the Round Table formed was because I was exceeding my potential from the start. So I took three guys who I thought were being overlooked and showed the world what we were capable of. Both as a united force and as individuals. Terry Chambers felt that. He felt the pain that Jake, Jax, and Joshua put his body through. And now he gets to feel what I’m capable of. And he sees exactly why I’ve exceeded expectations while he’s never even scratched what he was meant to be.

Kyra Phillips: Seems you feel very confident about a victory tonight.

Drake King: You look at Terry Chambers and you look at Drake King, it’s just a matter of mathematics. There’s nothing more to be said about an idiotic oaf like him.

Kyra Phillips: Thank you again for your time, Drake, good luck tonight!

(Drake smirks as he walks off. The camera centers on Kyra as she raises the microphone to sign off when Jack Haze suddenly walks through the background, stretching his arms as he walks.)

Kyra Phillips: Jack! Jack!

(Jack turns his head, startled by Kyra as she walks over and places the microphone up to him.)

Kyra Phillips: Up next, you’ll be facing Cody Marshall in a falls count anywhere match! This rivalry between the two of you runs months back. What goes through your mind as you approach things tonight?

Jack Haze: This match doesn’t even need to happen. Cody got run off for not being able to hack it. But I main evented Under Siege. Maybe things haven’t always gone my way, but not many rookies can say they main evented a marquee show. Cody is an overblown drunk living off the hype of his former title reigns. I tried to show him the path of enlightenment, but he was too greedy and things went where they did. But tonight… tonight I put an end to it.

Kyra Phillips: What would you say is the key to winning tonight?

Jack Haze: The biggest key is focus. Not getting distracted. Falls count anywhere means quite literally anything can happen in any place at any given time. Getting distracted by—

Eve: DEAR GOD!

Deadprez: Well shit.

(Cody Marshall rushes in and blasts Jack into the nearby wall seemingly out of nowhere. He has a referee in tow and begins screaming.)

Cody Marshall: FALLS COUNT ANYWHERE! I GOT A REF! RING THE BELL! RING THE FUCKING BELL!

(The referee looks around confused before signaling towards the camera.)

(From the arena area: DING! DING! DING!)

Eve: I… guess we are underway! Jack Haze versus Cody Marshall! Falls count anywhere!

Deadprez: Yeah, and Cody clearly came in with a plan tonight! It’s a genius move, Jack is blindsided as COdy goes for the quick pin!

Referee: ONE! TWO!

Deadprez: Jack gets his shoulder up, but he still seems off balance as to what is happening here! Cody slaps the concrete in frustration and goes to pull Haze to his feet, but Jack nails him with a shot to the gut, stunning him long enough for Jack to put some distance between the two, probably looking to regroup!

Eve: No doubt, I mean he had to be ready for a fight with Cody, but there’s no way he was ready for it NOW, but Jack is a fighter if nothing else, and he’s going to have a chance to showcase that right now! Cody rushes forward, but Jack meets him with a tackle that ends with him in mount position over Cody and Haze is letting Marshall have it! He grabs the back of the head and starts laying in forearms to the American Sniper! Cody is trying to kick away from Jack and return to a vertical base where he’d have more of an advantage, but Jack won’t let up!

Deadprez: He can’t! He’s got to keep the pressure on against someone like Cody Marshall, who is always not just ready to fight, but actually loves it! LOOK OUT! Cody grabbed a pipe laying on the ground by a production crate and blasts Jack across the face with it! Jack falls back as Cody gets to his feet and tightens his grip on the pipe.

Cody Marshall: Oh yeah, motherfucker, let’s do this!

Deadprez: Cody Marshall swings the pipe down on Jack’s side, bending it in the process! Cody tosses the pipe aside and pulls Jack to his feet by the scruff of his neck!

Cody Marshall: COME ON YOU HIPPIE SONOFABITCH!

Deadprez: Jack is being drug away from the interview area and into the general corridors of the arena here!

Eve: Cody drives Jack into a door…NO! Haze blocks it and slams Cody face first into the wood door, rattling it in its frame! Looks like he’s feeling the affects of that pipe attack as he rubs the side of his head where a large red welt has risen. Quickly back on Marshall though, he slams Cody again into the door, this time sending it crashing open as Marshall falls forward through! It’s the catering room! Cody is pulling himself up with the help of a chair as Jack grabs an unopened bottle of water and flings it at Marshall, beaning him in the head and stunning him for a moment as Jack follows through with a quick kick to the side that knocks Cody back down. Jack runs forward…NO! CODY COUNTERS WITH A BACK BODY DROP THAT SENDS JACK FLYING THROUGH THE CATERING TABLE!

Deadprez: Oh man, I hope that food is kosher! Jack is wearing everything from cold cuts to pasta….Wait a minute! Look at this!

(Cody walks over to the drink cooler and pulls out a six pack of Budweiser still on the ring. He cracks one open and chugs it about half way before pouring the rest on Jack.)

Deadprez: Who thought leaving a six pack in catering would be a good idea?! Jack tries to wipe the foamy beer from his face as Cody pulls him out of the wrecked table and catches him in a headlock! JACK COUNTERS! Back suplex from Jack! Cody is now laying in the wreckage of the catering room as Jack pulls a fresh can off the ring…HOLY SHIT! JACK SPIKED THE CAN INTO THE FACE OF CODY! Marshall’s nose is busted open! Haze makes the pin! This could be it!

Referee: ONE! TWO! THREE-

Eve: Cody just manages to kick out! Jack is a bit frustrated, he thought he had it there! Cody slowly is trying to make his way to his feet, his nose pouring blood from that full unopened beer can to the face, that’s going to ruin the carpet, but Jack has other plans! He stomps one of Cody’s hands before pulling him up and slamming him into the concrete wall! Oof, look at the blood splatter left behind! Jack stumbles a bit over the wrecked door and table beneath him, allowing Cody a bit of recovery. Jack kicks away the rubble and pulls Cody back into the corridor and, by the back of the head, pushes him toward the door marked ‘Stairs’, they’re going to the upper deck!

Deadprez: Cody starts fighting back more as they make their way up the staircase! Jack manages to get him through the upper door, though, and now they’re in the merchandise area! People are running for their lives as these two stumble toward a table covered in the exclusive Wrath of the Dragon shirts, those are collectors items!

(Jack pushes the extremely collectable, completely reasonably priced, and extremely soft Wrath of the Dragon shirts to the floor.)

Eve: Cody lands a huge overhead right to Jack, knocking him into the table as Marshall seems to have recovered enough to mount a comeback! He catches another headlock in one arm and drives his fist into the face of Haze, leaving a cut just beneath the eye of Jack!

Cody Marshall: GOD DAMMIT BOY, WHY’D YOU WASTE THE BEER!?

Eve: JACK COUNTERS, AND PUTS CODY THROUGH THE TABLE!

Jack Haze: Do you ever shut up!?

Eve: Haze checks his cut and whinces when he feels the blood. Cody is motionless behind Haze in the wreckage of yet another table, these two could put a Home Depot out of business! Jack rolls over and makes a pin on Marshall!

Referee: ONE! TWO! THREE-

Eve: Cody kicks out again! It was just barely this time, but he’s still in it! Jack pulls Cody up and tries to hook him for a suplex, but Marshall blocks it and pushes Jack away before collapsing to his knees! Jack stumbles back and grabs a fire extinguisher off the wall! Cody is trying to recover as Jack pulls the pin on the handle!

Deadprez: Jack aims the nozzle at Cody!

Cody Marshall: Oh, Fuck You!

Deadprez: Jack squeezes the trigger covering Cody in a cloud of exhaust! LOOK OUT! CODY RAN THROUGH IT! He spears Jack through the extinguisher cloud! Haze was nearly cut in half as Cody rushed forward! The two are laying on the ground, both bleeding, and breathing heavily! Jack rolls to his side away from Cody, his eyes slightly glazed over as Marshall is low crawling away toward an open door that leads to the arena. Jack stumbles to his feet just as Cody pulls himself up on the railing leading to the seating balcony.

Jack Haze: Man, what the fuck? It didn’t have to go like this!

Eve: Cody gives Jack the two finger salute! Jack shakes his head and stumbles forward swinging wildly at Cody, catching him clean on the side of the jaw and sending him stumbling back through the entrance and onto a balcony that has been sat up for VIPS! Security is getting people out of the way as Jack comes onto the balcony with murder in his eyes! Cody fires back with a huge left before Jack lands a right…CODY! JACK! CODY! JACK! These two are trying to end each other here tonight! Cody swings, but misses and Jack lands a well timed headbutt to the nose of Marshall, dropping the Blue Collar Brawler to his knees! He slowly regains his feet, but Jack was waiting…PINEAPPLE PUNCH! The discus punch lands flush and drops Cody to the balcony floor! Wait…what is Jack doing?

(Jack looks over the railing and sees a hotdog vendor.)

Jack Haze: I’d move if I were you…

(The vendor scrambles away, as Jack turns back to Cody.)

Deadprez: What’s Jack planning here? He pulls Cody to his feet and the two make their way to the railing…LOOK OUT! NO! JACK TRIED TO THROW CODY OVER THE RAILING, BUT CODY COUNTERED AND SLAMMED JACKS FACE INTO THE METAL RAILING! JACK’S NOSE IS BROKEN, IT HAS TO BE! Look at the blood! RAPTURE OVER THE RAILING! JACK WAS DOUBLE HAND CHOKESLAMMED OVER THE RAILING AND THROUGH THE HOTDOG STAND! JACK IS DEAD, HE HAS TO BE! Cody slides under the railing and lowers himself to the floor as Jack lays motionless on the ground after bouncing off the hotdog stand, crushing it in the process. Cody makes the pin!

Referee: ONE! TWO! THREEEE!

(DING DING DING!)

(‘Lowlife’ by Theory of a Deadman begins playing over the arena sound system as Cody rolls to his back and raises his arms in victory.)

Eve: What an ending! Jack tried several times, but just couldn’t put Cody away in this match, Marshall weathered the assault of Haze to come out on top!

Gina Romano: Ladies and gentlemen, here is your winner…CCCCOOOOOOODDDDDDYYYYYYYY MMMMAAAARRRRRSSSSSHHHHHHAAAAAALLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!!!

Deadprez: These two have gone at it so many times! But Cody is the one walking away with the win at the end of it.

(Haze is barely moving as Cody celebrates.)

(Commercial for Kassidy Heart’s lips.)

(Camera opens to find Justiciar Eric sitting in a dark room, staring into the camera. He has his injured arm in a sling.)

Justiciar Eric: Wrath of the Dragon… pathetic. The only reason that I’m not competing tonight is because of that weak fool Shane Gates. He dislocated my shoulder and tries to justify himself as a hero… but I know the truth.

Shane is no less dark than any of us deep inside. He has long since given himself to the chaos. But it comes with a price. The wrath of the ancient dragon is nothing… Shane will soon feel my wrath…

(Eric looks up, off into a corner.)

Justiciar Eric: Its time to show you all what The One truly is. How dark things can really go. I told you all long ago that the fight for justice was long lost… that chaos would always reign… but only now will you all begin to see the truth…

(Fade to black.)

Justiciar Eric: The Justiciar is dead… the era of Havoc… has begun.

Gina Romano: The following contest is a number one contender’s match for the right to wrestle for the EAW CHAMPIONSHIP AT PAIN FOR PRIDE…

(Gina pauses to wait for the crowd noise to die down a little, but they’re already waiting in anticipation for what comes next.)

Gina Romano: And it’s scheduled for ONE FALL!!!…..

Crowd: ONE FALL!!!

(“Come As You Are” by Nirvana plays as Diamond Cage comes on out bobbing his head from side to side wearing his usual black leather jacket. He looks mad, intense, and full of malice but this just works the crowd up into a frenzy. Cage starts toward the ring.)

Gina Romano: Introducing first….He hails from Edmonton, Alberta Canada…He weighs in at TWO HUNDRED AND TWENTY SEVEN POUNDS….HE’S ‘EXPLICIT CONTENT’……this is CAAAAAAGGGGEEEE!!!

Eve: Cage and Chris Elite.The rivalry that has been boiling over for some time now on Showdown looks perhaps to meet its conclusion as these two trains collide for a chance to compete for that much coveted EAW Championship!

Deadprez: Both men have been there on that Pain For Pride big stage, and now both are seeking to get there again!

(‘Odee’ by A Boogie replaces ‘Come As You Are’ as Chris Elite walks out from beyond the curtains with a swagger in his step as he strolls out on the stage.

Gina Romano: Weighing in at 210 pounds, he is CHRISSSSSS ELITTTEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Eve: Chris Elite and Cage don’t have a lot of history, not until Chris Elite came over from Voltage that is. From the Extreme Elimination Chamber fighting for the EAW Championship to now once again waging war for the opportunity to move on to Pain For Pride to wrestle that same EAW Championship! Finish it up, DP!

Deadprez: The past is the past, Eve, and it means nothing at this point when the stakes are this high! Honestly, I think either man could walk away with the victory! My money is on Gawd Given Greatness, Chris Elite, the man that’s been carrying Showdown on his back almost this entire season! If anyone can take down the lunatic known as ‘Explicit Content’ it’s this man!

(Chris poses to a thunderous ovation from the crowd as Cage looks on pacing back and forth with an intense look on his face as he does, ready and waiting for the bell to ring. Chris removes his jacket as he locks eyes with Cage. The referee just then signals for the bell.)

(Ding! Ding! Ding!)

Eve: We’re off and both contendership hopefuls circle each other in search of an opening! They both have so much riding on this match that there is no room at all for mistakes. It’s the bullish Cage who makes the first move, lunging in to grapple with Chris Elite. After a brief tussle, Elite slips free and – BOX OFFICE SMASH!!! The early attempt to put this one away is blocked and he is rewarded with a knee to the midsection. Cage weaves an arm under Elites chin. HE’S LOOKING FOR THE COQUINA CLUTCH! CHRIS ELITE MAY HAVE JUST MADE A CRUCIAL MISTAKE OF GOING FOR THE BOX OFFICE SMASH SO EARLY WHILE CAGE WAS READY AND ALREADY A STEP AHEAD!

Deadprez: Relax, Chris Elite isn’t going down that easy. He drives a few back elbows into the gut of Cage to force him to loosen his grip. SNAPMARE! Cage is flipped onto his backside and the rolls are reversed here. Elite drops down and pulls him in for a side headlock. He is gripping tight, just hoping to grind down the adversary. Cage attempts to pry the arm of Chris Elite away, but Elite transitions seamlessly. He catches Cage’s wrists and pulls them out to the sides. With the knee pressing into his back, Cage finds himself in a surfboard hold with Elite in clear control of this match.

Eve: Now Chris Elite releases and rebounds off the nearby ropes and takes Cage down with a running basement dropkick to the side of the end! Cage goes down upon the impact and now Cage tries to shake the cobwebs early as goes to grab for the boot of Chris Elite but ever alert, Chris now brings his boot down on the face of the grounded Cage! Both men sit up from the grounded position and Cage wow what a disrespectful, defiant slap to the face of Chris Elite by Cage— FOLLOWED BY A HEADBUTT FROM CHRIS ELITE TO CAGE! That sends Cage’s head snapping back momentarily, as he holds his head in pain, but it may have done just as much damage to Elite as he’s holding his head as well! Both men though instinctively start to rise back to their feet while still in pain holding their heads!

Deadprez: Both men trading shots to the head now like a couple of heavyweight boxers would be with the title on the line, but that’s how much the EAW Championship opportunity that’s on the line means to these two ferocious competitors! So much pride going on in that ring right now! Elite finally staggers a bit after that last shot by Cage! CAGE IS RELENTLESS NOW! HE DRILLS CHRIS ELITE WITH THOSE HARD STRIKES TO THE SKULL THAT KNOCK HIM BACK A FEW MORE STEPS! ELITE SWINGS BACK BLINDLY – JEEZE CHRIS DON’T PUNCH WITH HIM! CAGE WAS READY FOR IT HOWEVER! INVERTED FACELOCK NECKBREAKER – INTO THE SLAM!!! CAGE HOOKS THE LEG!

Referee: ONE!!!….TWO!!!….KICKOUT!!!

Eve: CHRIS ELITE KICKS OUT! It’s going to take a whole lot more than that to put down! Both of these men carry a lot of the same traits in that they’re extremely hard to put down for good and don’t know what the word ‘quit’ means! If you ask me, these two have got to stop trying to finish this one early and think up a strategy to really break the other man down. Cage might have done just that as he kneels down by Chris Elite AND JUST LAYS INTO HIM WITH CLUBBING BLOWS TO THE HEAD! HE KEEPS HAMMERING AWAY! CHRIS ELITE IS TRYING TO COVER UP BUT IT’S NO USE! THE SHOTS ARE RAINING DOWN FROM ALL SIDES! ELITE IS STILL GETTING HIT!

Deadprez: Well, it is nothing flashy. It isn’t the kind of big slam that gets the crowd on their feet but it’s effective enough and Chris Elite is feeling every bit of it right now. It’s doing the damage alright. Chris Elite knows that he cannot stay in this near prone grounded position! He manages to kick Cage off and scrambles away, hauling himself up by the ropes. BUT CAGE CHARGES AFTER HIM! HE CLOTHESLINES CHRIS ELITE OVER THE ROPES AND THIS FIGHT SPILLS TO THE OUTSIDE!

Eve: BOTH MEN ARE IMMEDIATELY BACK UP AND THE BACK AND FORTH FISTS JUST KEEP ON FLYING! CAGE AND JACK HAZE WENT THROUGH A SIMILAR SERIES JUST LAST WEEK! JACK HAZE DIDN’T FAIR TOO WELL WHEN IT CAME TO THROWING EVERYTHING PLUS THE KITCHEN SINK AT CAGE! CHRIS ELITE IS NOT FAIRING THAT MUCH BETTER! THEY CAN’T BE CONTAINED! Cage is getting the better of the brawl right now! CAGE TOSSES ELITE SPINE FIRST AGAINST THE BARRICADE! Chris Elite is left clutching his back as he attempts to pull himself out of Cage’s warpath. BUT CAGE CATCHES CHRIS ELITE BY THE WRIST! CHRIS SLAPS CAGE’S HAND AWAY KNOWING WHAT WAS COMING NEXT! BUT CAGE HAD OTHER PLANS AS WELL AS HE NOW THROWS HARD CHOPS TO THE CHEST OF CHRIS ELITE! THE REFEREE STARTS BEGINNING HIS COUNT FINALLY, REALIZING NEITHER MAN SEEMS TO BE TOO ANXIOUS TO GET BACK IN THE RING!

Referee: ONE!… TWO!…

Eve: NOW CHRIS ELITE GETTING IN ON THE ACT AS HE STARTS RETALIATING WITH CHOPS OF HIS OWN! THE CHOPS KEEP COMING, ONE AFTER THE OTHER AS BOTH MEN NOW HAVE THE CROWD INTO IT WITH EVERY LAST CHOP! Cage begins to find the advantage once more and now begins to haul Elite back towards the ring with count continuing to tick on.

Referee: THREE!… FOUR!… FIVE!…

Deadprez: They reach the apron and Cage attempts to roll Elite back into the ring. BUT ELITE ISN’T BUDGING! UPPERCUT!!! ELITE CATCHES HIM WITH THE SUCKER PUNCH AND GRABS CAGE BY THE COLLAR… HOLY MOLY!!! HE JUST THREW CAGE HEAD FIRST INTO THE STEEL RING POST! CAGE IS DAZED! HE PULLS INTO RETREAT ON UNSTEADY FEET AS CHRIS ELITE GIVES CHASE!

Eve: Cage cuts through the ring and Elite slides in right after him. Cage turns to look over his shoulder AND ELITE IS ALREADY A FRACTION OF A SECOND AHEAD AS HE CONNECTS WITH 44 BULLDOG – SHOT GUN DROPKICK! CHRIS SHOWBOATS A BIT LETTING CAGE KNOW HE’S NOT GOING ANYWHERE! CHRIS ELITE IS HERE TO FIGHT! NOW IT IS CHRIS ELITE’S TURN TO DROP THE HEAVY BOMBS ON CAGE AS HE NOW MOUNTS CAGE AND BEGINS PUMMELING AT HIS HEAD OVER AND OVER! THIS TIME CAGE IS ON THE RECEIVING END AND IS UNABLE TO FIGHT BACK! HE’S PUNCHED HIMSELF OUT! WITH THE EAW CHAMPIONSHIP UP FOR GRABS THERE’S NO HOLDING BACK WITH ANY OF THESE PUNCHES! NOW CHRIS ELITE IS UP AGAIN! HE QUICKLY REBOUNDS OFF THE ROPES AS CAGE IS STILL DOWN! RUNNING LEG DROP ONTO THE HEAD OF HIS PRONE OPPONENT!

Deadprez: Elite thinks he has him subdued and wastes no time darting toward the ropes, now scaling those ropes as he readies himself! Elite is perched atop the ropes as he stares into the soul of the downed Cage focused and ready to ascend, and he leaps from the top, trying to connect with a Frog Splash, looking to send Cage home early — BUT CAGE MOVES OUT OF THE WAY! CAGE AVOIDED THE CONTACT, LEAVING CHRIS ELITE FALLING SHOULDER-FIRST AGAINST THE MAT AS NOBODY’S HOME! WHAT INCREDIBLE RING AWARENESS BY CAGE TO MOVE OUT OF THE WAY RIGHT THERE! ELITE IS AGONIZING IN PAIN ON THE CANVAS, AND I DON’T KNOW IF HE’S GOING TO BE ABLE TO RECOVER FROM THIS FOR THE REST OF THE MATCH! WHAT A HUGE BREAK!

Eve: Chris Elite may be down, but he’s certainly not out by a long shot! This is who Chris Elite is, he perseveres! But Cage is here to fight as always, and that’s just something Chris is going to have to fight against if he’s to find his way out of this match alive! Cage now clings to the ropes, pushing himself up using them for leverage as Elite remains downed on the canvas, letting out a shriek of pain! Cage is back to a vertical base and he sees Elite is in a vulnerable state right now and he sizes him up for a brief moment, measuring his position, and making sure he’s in the perfect spot as he saunters forward and now grabs up Chris Elite and he’s got him up! GREETINGS FROM ALBERTA CANADA! THE RACK BOMB BY CAGE DOWNS CHRIS ELITE AGAIN! CAGE NOW HOOKS THE LEG OF ELITE GOING FOR THE PIN!

Ref: ONEEEEEEEEEEE!!!… TWOOOOOO!!….

Deadprez: But a kickout by Chris Elite! Of course Cage didn’t expect anything else, but he’s trying to gain a mental edge against Chris Elite, and what better way to do that than to strike first blood? Cage is trying to psychologically take Chris Elite off his game and thus far he’s executed that plan to perfection, especially in the last few minutes, despite the back-and-forth thus far, Elite’s in a bad way right now! Cage grabs Elite by the arm and forces him back to a vertical base, now Irish whipping him off the ropes and trying to find him on the follow-through — and he does! — as he executes a Snap Scoop Slam on Chris Elite who’s completely helpless to stop him! Cage goes for another cover after that Snap Scoop Slam, and maybe this time with some more luck on his side as he looks to become the new number one contender for the EAW Championship!

Ref: ONEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!… TWOOOOOOOOOO!!!….

Eve: And Chris Elite kicks out again! Now a grounded sleeper hold being applied by Cage here as Chris Elite tries to pry away the grip of Cage, but to no avail and Cage might be looking for it as slowly transitions himself into position! He may be looking for it! He is! The Coquina Clutch..oh…Elite trying to push himself up…he’s pushing himself backward…he’s on his feet, Cage has still got him but not all the way enough to cinch it in! Wait a minute! Elite grabs Cage by the neck! He’s on his feet and Cage still has him! OH! Cage staggers back and drops to a knee! Chris Elite escapes! He just gave a modified stunner to Cage and Cage is stumbling back to his feet as Elite bounces off the ropes! G.O.T.D!! GO TO THE DENTIST SAYS CHRIS ELITE WITH THAT JUMPING BICYCLE KNEE KICK AND CAGE GOES DOWN! CAGE ROLLS TO HIS SIDE NOW LOOKING TO RECOVER! CHRIS ELITE NOTICES THIS AND THEN REBOUNDS OFF THE ROPES WHO SHOT YA! THE CURB STOMP! AND CAGE’S HEAD JUST BOUNCED RIGHT OFF THE MAT! OUCH! CHRIS ELITE DIVES RIGHT INTO THE COVER! WHAT A TURN OF EVENTS!

Referee: ONEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!….TWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!….THRE..KICKOUT!!!

Deadprez: AND A KICKOUT BY CAGE! Chris Elite gives the referee a nice stare through exhaustion, but is ready to go back to work as Cage tries to recover! Chris Elite slowly getting back to his feet now and he grabs up Cage and brings him back to a vertical base, but it’s Cage fighting back with hard rights! Now lefts! Cage bulls Chris Elite toward the corner! Now Cage throws an elbow that’s ducked by Chris Elite! Now Chris Elite firing shots at Cage! BUT IT’S CAGE FIRING BACK! BOTH MEN TRADING SHOTS NOW! THE CROWD IS IN A FRENZY! DAMMIT CHRIS! STOP PUNCHING WITH HIM!! THIS AIN’T GOING TO END WELL FOR YOU! CHRIS ELITE IS REELING! CAGE SPEARS CHRIS ELITE TO THE CANVAS! CAGE FIRING FISTS OF FURY ALL OVER CHRIS! HE JUST KEEPS POUNDING AWAY! CHRIS ELITE NOW ROLLS CAGE ON TO HIS BACK! NOW CAGE IS ON THE RECEIVING END AS CHRIS ELITE IS RELENTLESS! CHRIS ELITE IS TRYING TO KEEP THE ADVANTAGE! HEADBUTT THOUGH BY CAGE! CHRIS ELITE REALLY FELT THAT ONE! CHRIS ELITE STUMBLES BACK TO HIS FEET! CAGE IS UP TOO! HEAD SHOT BY CHRIS ELITE! THAT PELE KICK WAS RIGHT ON TARGET FOR CHRIS ELITE! CAGE FALLS BACK INTO THE ROPES! CAGE RUNS AT CHRIS ELITE BUT CHRIS WAS READY AS HE KICKS CAGE IN THE GUT! CAGE PULLS HIM IN TO SET HIM UP! SITOUT POWERBOMB BY CHRIS ELITE! CAGE’S SHOULDERS ARE DOWN!

Referee: ONEEEEEEEE!!!!…TWOOOOOOOOO!!!!….THREEE-KICKOUT!

Eve: CAGE KICKS OUT AGAIN! BUT WAIT A MINUTE! CAGE LOCKS IN THE CRIPPLER CROSSFACE ON CHRIS ELITE! HE TRANSITIONED RIGHT INTO THE CROSSFACE! CHRIS ELITE IS LOOKING TO REACH FOR THE ROPES! HE’S NOT TOO FAR AWAY! CAGE CINCHING BACK ON THIS MOVE! CHRIS ELITE THOUGH….ELITE USES ALL HIS STRENGTH TO PUSH HIMSELF UP JUST ENOUGH TO TRANSITION AND ROLL OVER TO TOWARD THE ROPES! AND NOW CHRIS ELITE IS RIGHT THERE! HE DRAPES HIS HAND ON THE BOTTOM ROPE! CHRIS STILL ALIVE AND CAGE HAS TO RELEASE THE HOLD! BOTH MEN ON ALL FOURS NOW TRYING TO FIND THEIR WAY BACK TO THEIR FEET! BOTH HAVE REACHED THE ROPES AND ARE USING THEM TO PULL THE OTHER UP! THE CROWD IS SENSING THE END COULD BE NEAR! AND NOW BOTH MEN ARE UP AGAIN! HERE COMES CAGE STRIKING FIRST! HE’S CLUBBING THE BACK OF CHRIS ELITE! CAGE WHIPS CHRIS TO THE ROPES! CAGE WITH AN ELBOW THAT CONNECTS ON CHRIS ELITE AND CHRIS IMMEDIATELY GOES DOWN HITTING THE CANVAS HARD! ELITE IS DOWN BUT NOT OUT!

Deadprez: BUT CAGE IS SMELLING BLOOD! HE’S SMELLING THE END! CAGE HURRIES TO THE OUTSIDE APRON WHERE HE BEGINS TO QUICKLY ASCEND UP TO THE TOP TURNBUCKLE! CAGE HARDLY KNOWN AS A HIGH FLYER BUT HE’S GOING TO DO IT ANYWAYS! HE’S LOOKING TO FLY! BUT WAIT A MINUTE! CHRIS ELITE IS UP! CHRIS ELITE MAKES AN OPENING BY THROWING ALL HIS MOMENTUM INTO THE ROPES! CAGE LANDS AWKWARDLY ON THE TOP TURNBUCKLE! CAGE REALLY FELT THAT ONE! CHRIS ELITE LOOKING TO TAKE ADVANTAGE! CHRIS STEPS UP ON THE SECOND TURNBUCKLE AND DRAPES THE ARM OF CAGE OVER HIS NECK AND HOOK THE TIGHTS! SUPERPLEX BY CHRIS ELITE! CHRIS ELITE TRYING TO SIT UP QUICKLY! HIS BODY IS GASSED RIGHT NOW! BUT HE’S WILLING HIMSELF UP AGAIN! IT’S CHRIS NOW GOING TO THE OUTSIDE! CHRIS ELITE IS NOW CLIMBING TO THE TOP TURNBUCKLE! CHRIS ELITE LOOKS OUT AT THE CROWD AS HE IS NOW UP TOP! HE MEASURING THE DOWNED CAGE! HE MAY BE LOOKING FOR IT! YOU GOTTA LOVE IT! THE 630 SENT-NO! CAGE IS UP! CAGE NOW RUNNING AT CHRIS ELITE! CAGE WITH A COUPLE OF FREE SHOTS TO THE HEAD! CHRIS REPOSITIONS HIMSELF THOUGH! CAGE TRYING TO GRAB ON TO CHRIS! HE MAY BE LOOKING FOR A SUPERPLEX HERE! CHRIS ELITE FIGHTING BACK! HE’S GOT CAGE REELING! CHRIS ELITE SUNSET FLIP INTO A POWERBOMB SLAMMING CAGE DOWN TO THE CANVAS! CAGE’S HEAD???? WOW THE IMPACT! CAGE’S SHOULDERS ARE ON THE MAT AGAIN! THE REFEREE RIGHT THERE IN POSITION FOR THE COUNT!

Referee: ONEEEEEEEEE! TWOOOOOOOO!!…KICKOUT!!

Eve: NO! SO CLOSE! CHRIS ELITE ALMOST WAS ABLE TO CALL HIMSELF THE NEW NUMBER ONE CONTENDER FOR THE EAW CHAMPIONSHP! SO CLOSE YET SO FAR! Chris can’t believe it! CAGE STAGGERING BACK TO HIS FEET BUT CHRIS ELITE’S READY! CHRIS ELITE FROM BEHIND! HE’S!!?…CHRIS ELITE JUST….HE JUST APPLIED CAGE’S COQUINA CLUTCH! NO! HE DOESN’T HAVE IT LOCKED IN BACK ELBOW BY CAGE STAGGERS CHRIS ELITE SENDING HIM TO THE ROPES! NO! HERE COMES CHRIS RIGHT BACK! CAGE IS FIGHTING IT! HE’S TRYING TO FLIP CHRIS ELITE OVER! CHRIS RELEASES AND LANDS ON HIS FEET! MERCY RULE! THE STUNNER! NO! CHRIS ELITE COUNTERS! CAGE SHOVED TO THE ROPES! BOX OFFICE SMASH!! NO! CAGE CATCHES THE KICK! HE SPINS ELITE AROUND! HE CATCHES THE WRIST OF ELITE! MURDER.DEATH.KILL.!!!

Deadprez: CHRIS ELITE COUNTERS FIRST! SUNSET FLIP AND THE PIN! CHRIS ELITE WITH EXTRA LEVERAGE ON IT!

Referee: ONEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!….TWOOOOOOOOOO!!!…..THREEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

(Cage kicks out)

(DING! DING! DING!)

(‘Odee’ by A Boogie plays again through the speakers in as Cage immediately sits up as Chris Elite rolls from the ring before he could get his hand raised by the referee. The referee ends up following him to the outside at ringside to acknowledge him as the victor, and then Chris has his arm raised.)

Gina Romano: Here is your winner by pinfall……’GAWD GIVEN GREATNESS’…..CHRIIIIIISSSSSSS ELLLLLIIIIITTTTEEEEE!!!!

Eve: CHRIS ELITE DID IT! GAWD GIVEN GREATNESS IS HEADING BACK TO PAIN FOR PRIDE TO WRESTLE FOR THE CHANCE TO BECOME A WORLD CHAMPION HERE IN THE LAND OF ELITES!

Deadprez: THIS IS GOOD NIGHT, EVE! IT’S A GREAT NIGHT! GAWD GIVEN GREATNESS CHRIS ELITE IS THE NEW NUMBER ONE CONTENDER FOR THE EAW CHAMPIONSHIP, AND HE ABSOLUTELY DESERVES IT!

Eve: You feel bad for Cage who just returned! He had a golden opportunity to get back to the place where he won it all last year in the main event, but I’m certain, DP, that this isn’t the end of the road for Cage! He’ll be back!

(The shot shows Chris Elite now celebrating at the ramp, posing with his arms raised in victory as Cage is now standing in the ring resting at the corner trying to figure out what just happened, realizing how close he was to ending it.)

(Commercial for Spider-Man: Far From Home.)

(Camera opens to see Kassidy Heart standing backstage with an anxious looking Ahren Fournier.)

Kassidy Heart: Are you ready for tonight?

Ahren Fournier: I’m always ready. You just need to mind yourself and make sure you don’t get in the fucking way.

Kassidy Heart: OK! FOR FUCKS SAKE! I AM PERFECTLY CAPABLE OF BEATING THE SHOT OUT OF ANYONE! JUST LAST NIGHT I—

(Ahren grabs her by the face and presses her back against the wall.)

Ahren Fournier: I. DONT. CARE. YOU ARE THE FUCKING REASON I LOST THE TITLE IN THE FIRST PLACE! THAT WAS MY GOLDEN TICKET!

(Ahren releases Kassidy and immediately backhand slaps her to the ground.)

Ahren Fournier: YOU ARE NOT MY FRIEND. YOU WERE BROUGHT IN FOR BUSINESS. PERIOD. END OF DISCUSSION. TONIGHT YOU DO YOUR JOB! AM I FUCKING CLEAR?

(Kassidy sits there, feeling her face as tears roll down her cheek. She’s in shock and has nearly forgotten how to speak.)

Ahren Fournier: I SAID, AM I FUCKING CLEAR?

(Kassidy nods her head, unable to even look up at Ahren.)

Ahren Fournier: Good.

(Ahren walks off, leaving Kassidy there on the floor.)

(The camera slowly fades back into the arena where Gina Romano is shown holding a microphone and smiling prettily into the camera.)

Gina Romano: Ladies and gentlemen… the following contest is scheduled for…

Crowd: ONE FALL!!!

Gina Romano: And it is for the EAW INTERWIRE CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!!!

(“Natural” by Imagine Dragons hits as Terry Chambers makes his way out through the curtain to a massive ovation from the jam packed Seoul World Cup Stadium. The arena appears to shake from the thunderous ovation as Terry stands on stage with an intense emotionless expression. Terry takes in the crowd before making his way down towards the ring.)

Crowd: TERRY’S GONNA KILL YOU!!! TERRY’S GONNA KILL YOU!!!

Eve: Wow I wasn’t really expecting that kind of reaction for Terry Chambers but it appears that the people here in South Korea really like him! He is determined to complete his comeback here tonight and he could be moments away from achieving just that. This is something that I am sure Terry has been working for through his entire career and some thought he would never return. But here he is standing in the ring ready to fight for the EAW Interwire Championship and I’m not sure if I’ve ever seen him this focused!

Deadprez: I agree Eve. Terry has had a great career but look at the hunger on his face! He will not stop until he takes what he feels he has earned! I would not want to be his opponent tonight because Terry is scary! They don’t call him the Barbaric Carnivore for nothing and tonight Drake King might find out exactly why he has earned that nickname! If you are new to Terry Chambers tonight could be a real education because when it comes to Terry the first thing you learn about him is there is a hell of a lot of pain to go around!

Eve: That is for sure. You have to admire his tenacity to keep going in spite of not winning titles here in this business. There have been many moments where he has come close but possibly few like tonight where he has his fingertips on greatness. Drake King will do all he can to keep that from happening I am sure but I really don’t think Terry gives a damn! He is determined to kill Drake no matter what!

(Terry enters the ring and steps into the far corner. He locks his eyes on the entrance ramp with an emotionless expression. He begins to seethe with intensity and rage as he awaits the arrival of his opponent and the champion. “Natural” by Imagine Dragons begins to fade as it is quickly replaced by “Bury me Face Down” by Grandson.)

Deadprez: Show some respect Eve! You are in the presence of a king!

Eve: I didn’t even say anything…

Deadprez: You were thinking it…

(Drake King slowly makes his way out through the curtain from backstage. The lights in the arena go out with smoke filling the stage. The EAW Interwire Championship is the only thing that can be seen glittering in the darkness before the lights suddenly turn back on. A red carpet is rolled down the ramp as Drake King slowly parades down the ramp wearing a crown and the crimson robe of a king.)

Eve: Well I have to say I wasn’t sure if Drake King would be coming out here alone or with some friends. It seems he might be going it alone here tonight which I have to give him some credit for. Of course that doesn’t mean his friends won’t show up later but I honestly don’t know which way is better or worse. At least it seems a little more honest if he brings them out to the ring to start with. If they jump in the ring in the middle of the match that could be a little deceptive.

Deadprez: It’s called smart strategy Eve. I know that you and Terry Chambers are not the most intelligent people in the world. People like Terry just steamroll everything in their path with little thought for it. That is why Drake is a champion because he is smart enough to be! Just look at his exquisite gameplans that he has come up with to keep the title so far! He beat the man who is main eventing as EAW Champion here tonight to win that title after all!

Eve: By no means did I intend to insult Drake King. He is a champion and whether or not you agree with the morality of his tactics, those are the tactics Terry Chambers is going to have to find a way to beat here tonight if he wants to be the new champion. That’s easier said than done however…

(Drake King enters the ring with an arrogant smirk on his face as he raises up the EAW Interwire Championship in the face of Terry Chambers. Terry just stands motionless in the ring with his eyes still locked onto Drake. Gina Romano steps back into the middle of the ring between them as “Bury me Face Down” by Grandson fades into silence.)

Gina Romano: Introducing first, the challenger, from Detroit, Michigan, weighing in at 287 pounds… he is THE BARBARIC CARNIVORE… TERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRY CHAMBERSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(Terry’s legions of fans roar in approval as he continues to stare a hole into Drake King his entire body now shaking with rage and anticipation of the pain he intends to dish out.)

Crowd: TERRY’S GONNA KILL YOU!!!!

(The smirk fades from Drake King’s face as he stares back into Terry’s eyes for the first time.)

Gina Romano: And… introducing the champion… from Charlotte, North Carolina weighing in at 220 pounds he is THE KING… THE EAW INTERWIRE CHAMPIONNNNNNNNNNN… DRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRAKE KIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIINGGGGGGGGGGGGG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(The crowd erupts into boos and mocking OK chants as Drake King slowly raises up the EAW Interwire Championship once more. Drake reluctantly hands the title over to the referee and raises it in the air to show the entire world what these men are about to fight for. Then the referee calls for the bell.)

(DING! DING! DING!)

**BANG**

Eve: The moment the bell rings Terry Chambers bursts out of his corner at Drake King! Drake’s eyes widen as he is completely unprepared for the battering of Terry colliding into him! Drake is thrown backwards into the corner as he falls in between the ropes hitting his head on the metal ring post and then collapsing down hitting his head once more on the lower turnbuckle padding. But Terry is not done yet! He drops down in the corner and begins pummeling Drake in the skull with rapid forearms as he clenches his teeth in rage just beating every inch of the champion’s face with his fists! And now Terry reaches down with both arms with a sadistic hissing sound coming from his lips. He locks both of his massive hands around the throat of Drake and begins to squeeze.

Drake: Help… hel… he… h… ….

Referee: ONE!!!! TWO!!! THREEE!! FOUR!!! FIV-

Deadprez: Terry Chambers releases the choke right before the referee hit five! Terry nearly getting himself disqualified just in the start of this match! Drake coughs and heaves crawling across the mat as he desperately struggles for breath. Drake’s eyes widen in fear as Terry descends down upon him once more. Drake tries to pull himself under the bottom rope… Bang! Bang! Bang! Clubbing blows from Terry connect into the face of Drake as he droops beneath the ropes falling face first to the outside. Drake crawls forward holding his jaw in pain. He continues crawling now up the entrance ramp… but then he stops. Suddenly he seems to be rethinking something. He turns back around and gets right back up…

Eve: And Terry Chambers over the top rope with a Somersault Dive!!! Terry lands back first right on top of Drake’s head as Drake falls forward under the weight of Terry’s body. Drake crashes face first into the mat outside the ring with Terry’s full weight crushing him down. And look at the sick smile on Terry’s face! He is enjoying inflicting all this pain and so are these fans here in Seoul!!! After sitting atop Drake for several moments Terry looks up to notice the referee has begun to count.

Referee: ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR!

Deadprez: Terry pulls himself up and grabs Drake King by the hair. Terry begins to walk forward around the ring dragging Drake as he goes. With Drake’s hair in one hand he finally drags Drake up to his feet violently and punches him hard in the face. Drake staggers and crashes face first into the ring apron.

Referee: FIVE! SIX! SEVEN! EIGHT! NINE!

Eve: Terry Chambers quickly palms the skull of Drake King squeezing his face in his hands as he drags him back up and shoves him into the ring.

Referee: TE-

Deadprez: The referee catches an evil glare from the eyes of Terry Chambers and decides better of finishing his count. Terry takes his time getting back into the ring using the ring steps to slowly stalk his opponent back in the ring. He climbs through the ropes as he looks to deliver even more pain…

Eve: Wait! Drake King kicked the middle rope causing Terry Chambers to trip into the ring! I’m not sure if that was intentional or out of desperation as Drake struggles to get back to his feet! It looks like he has only enraged Terry! Terry pounds the mat with both of his fists in rage as he stomps back up to his feet. But Drake has regained his footing as well! He fires into Terry with a flurry of punches! But they have no effect! Terry seething with rage as he grabs Drake around the throat once more the camera zooms in on the fear in Drake’s eyes as Terry wraps his fingers even higher. Terry now pushing in on the skull of Drake crushing the bones in his head as Drake screams out in pain. But Terry only squeezes harder! Drake absolutely suffering here as he smartly grabs the ropes behind him and the referee pulls Terry off Drake. But Terry shoves the referee across the ring. The referee screams and slides out of the ring to escape Terry’s rampage. Look at him he is literally shaking! Why doesn’t he just call for the bell?!?!?

Deadprez: Do you really think he wants to suffer the consequences of defying this man in the mood he is in tonight? I didn’t think so. Terry turns around back to Drake King… Drake with a Superkick to the face of Terry Chambers! This one looks like it actually had some effect! Terry thrown back against the opposite ropes… but he comes charging back like a runaway freight train!

Eve: RUNNING BIG BOOT TO THE SKULL OF DRAKE KING CONNECTS!!! DRAKE DOWN! DRAKE DOWN HARD WITH A THUD!!! TERRY CHAMBERS STILL NOT FINISHED HOWEVER!!! HE GRABS DRAKE YANKING HIM BACK TO HIS FEET!!! HE LIFTS HIM UP ABOVE HIS HEAD… TURNBUCKLE POWERBOMB!!! TERRY SLAMMING DRAKE HARD INTO THE TURNBUCKLE!!! DRAKE CRUMPLES DOWN INTO THE RING AS TERRY FINALLY… MERCIFULLY… SLIDES INTO A COVER!!!

Referee: ONE! TWO! THREEEEEEEEEE!!!

Deadprez: …

Eve: Drake King kicks out! Just barely! The referee’s hand literally atoms above the mat but Drake kicked out!!! Terry Chambers is pissed! He is up now and screaming at the referee! He feels that was three! Drake didn’t even get his full shoulder up but just enough to break the count. The referee cowering in fear almost in tears as Terry backs him up into the corner… This man is going to get disqualified sooner or later! This referee is still a human being and he can only take so much of this torment!

Deadprez: Well the crowd sure seems to be on Terry’s side despite this unprofessional behavior. Honestly, sickening to me. This is why Drake King deserves the title more. He is a true professional and an all around nice guy. He would never resort to tactics like this.

Eve: DRAKE KING FROM BEHIND WITH A LOW BLOW ON TERRY CHAMBERS!!!

Deadprez: And the referee didn’t even see it! What a genius move by Drake King! The referee cowering in the corner covering his face to hide his tears as Drake takes advantage of the situation! Terry might be able to ignore Drake’s punches and kicks but no man can ignore a good old fashioned shot to the cojones!

Eve: Terry Chambers collapses down to his knees holding his nutsack in his hands as he groans in pain. Drake King realizing now he finally has an opportunity to turn the tides in this matchup! He charges in… Superkick to the head of Terry! Terry slowly falls backwards before spinning around and landing painfully neck first on the middle rope… Drake comes running in from across the ring… he leaps!!! Crossbody connects onto the back of Terry pushing him even harder into the ropes! Terry falls back onto the mat finally downed by the Interwire Champion here tonight!

Crowd: OK! OK! OK!

Deadprez: The crowd with absolutely no respect to THE KANG!

Eve: BAH GAWD KANG!!! DRAKE WITH A STANDING MOONSAULT ONTO TERRY CHAMBERS!!! THE COVER!!!

Referee: ONE!!!

Deadprez: Terry Chambers immediately kicks out and with authority sending Drake King flying five feet into the air! But Drake like a cat lands on his feet! He staggers a bit holding his head with his hand possibly still feeling the damage that all of Terry’s beating and squeezing has done to him. But almost on instinct he pounces on the slowly rising big man Terry and drops a hard boot across the back of his skull! The Curb Stomp connects! KNEEL TO THE KING!!! THE COVER!!!

Referee: ONE! TWO! THRR….

Eve: Kickout by Terry Chambers! This time with much less enthusiasm than before! The Interwire Champion making progress but that Curb Stomp lacked a bit of velocity to it so I’m not too surprised it didn’t get the job done. Usually you would see a wrestler try to get more of a running start but still it was clearly an effective move to ground Terry who now looks to really be out of it. Drake King grabs Terry’s arm and locks in a Crossface! Terry bites into the arm of Drake before he can get the hold fully applied! Drake shrieks in pain before releasing the hold as Terry shoves him away. Terry back to his knee but Drake comes flying in with a Missile Dropkick to the face of Terry! Terry send back against the ropes as he rolls beneath the apron… Drake runs back and forth across the ring to build speed… and he lunges…

Deadprez: Diving Headbull through the ropes! Drake like a missile sliding himself head first beneath the ropes into Terry sending him flying out here! OH SHIT!!!

Eve: Ahhh! Terry’s massive body just crashed up against our announce table! Scared the shit out of me to be honest!

Deadprez: I’ve been saying it for years. We need to put the announce table further away from the ring. I honestly don’t know who decided it was a good idea to put it literally right next to the action considering how often the action spills out of the ring. Like put it in a luxury skybox or something.

Eve: I’m sure you would actually do your job then.

Deadprez: I’m a legit professional Eve. You should know this. Just like Drake King! Did you see what he did? Probably not because you were saying pointless shit trying to start shit with me.

(A replay airs of Drake King’s Sliding Headbutt beneath the bottom ropes in which he somehow slid out of the ring head first and still managed to land on his feet.)

Eve: Wow that really is impressive! But he is looking to follow up here as he grabs Terry by the skull and slams him off the steel ring steps. Terry not even able to stand from the dizziness of that blow but Drake just keeps following him and slamming his head off stuff. He slams his head off the announce table. He slams his head off the barricade. He slams his head off the ring posts. But each slam of the head just seems to make Terry angrier! Drake slams Terry’s head one last time into the EAW Interwire Championship sitting atop the timekeeper’s table but Terry just turns around with a sick smile on his face as blood pours down his forehead!

Crowd: TERRY’S GONNA KILL YOU! TERRY’S GONNA KILL YOU!

Deadprez: Drake King turns around backing off from the sadistic man beast as he trips over a nearby camera cord and falls down hitting the back of his head against the steel ring post! Terry descends upon him quickly like a vulture looking to feast upon the carrion. Clubbing blows to the back of Drake’s head as he begins spasming on the mat drooling out of the side of his mouth. Terry kicks him gently as if trying to wake him up. Terry would like his victims to be fully conscious so as to fully appreciate the artwork he is so masterfully crafting here tonight. Drake crawls across the canvas rubbing the back of his head with his hand. He looks at the crimson paint on his hands with disgust as Terry rains down another blow with his boot to the neck of the champion. Terry pulls the wet matted hair of Drake King out by its roots as he hauls his opponent back to his feet and easily tosses him through the ropes into the ring. Drake comes crashing down with a thud onto the canvas lying in a heap, liquid pooling around his face. Drake coughs as he struggles to flip himself over to a safer position. However, Terry Chambers approaches the ring and nowhere is safe from him. But then something catches his eye… Terry looks over towards the timekeeper’s table and walks towards it… What is he thinking here…

Eve: Terry Chambers grabs the EAW Interwire Championship and slides into the ring scheming all the while. He stalks his opponent… but wait what is this?

Deadprez: The referee now standing in Terry’s way. The referee’s legs shaking in fear but he is standing there regardless and demanding that Terry put the weapon down. Terry smirks laughing at the puny man before him but the referee insists that he will disqualify him. Terry now looking enraged. He shoves the referee aside with one arm but the referee gets right back up now right in the face of Terry Chambers! Terry clenches his teeth now debating his options. What will he do?

Eve: Terry with the title belt right into the face of the referee! The referee just collapsed to the mat like a dropped bomb thudding in explosion as he crashes and burns. Now Terry stalking Drake King and looking to take him out with the title as well! Terry doesn’t give a damn about winning the title… he just wants to hurt this son of a bitch!

Crowd: TERRY’S GONNA KILL YOU! TERRY’S GONNA KILL YOU!

Deadprez: Terry Chambers charges in with the title to take off Drake King’s head completely this time!!! Drake turns around!!!

Eve: AWWW SON OF A BITCH!!!

Deadprez: It’s Jake Smith! And there’s Joshua Nicholls and Jax Walker! All three men jumping in the ring as Joshua leaps in front of Drake and takes the shot with the title belt for him! Terry whirls around in confusion as Jake Smith catches him with a hard uppercut to the face spinning him around… and Jax Walker off the ropes with a devastating Spear! Terry just got cut in half by the sheer force of that Spear! Jake Smith grabs the legs of Terry as he drags him across the ring and signals to Drake King. King nods understandingly as he begins to climb the top rope. Joshua Nicholls is back up now as he attempts to revive the referee. Jax Walker grabs Terry Chambers by the arms as he pulls him up. Jake holding his legs keeping him in a sort of raised plank position. Drake King on the top rope as the crowd is booing but he prepares to take a leap…

Eve: CURB STOMP OFF THE TOP ROPE! TERRY CHAMBERS JUST GOT MURDERED!!! Joshua Nicholls grabs the entire body of the referee throwing him towards Drake and Terry as the EAW Interwire Champion goes for the cover! NOT THIS WAY!!!

Referee: ONE!!!!!!!!!!!! TW-

Deadprez: The referee is barely conscious as he struggles to raise his arm. Jake Smith screaming at the referee now to finish the count!

Referee: TWOOOOOOO!!! THREEEEEEEEEE!!!!

(DING! DING! DING!)

Gina Romano: Here is your winner… and STILLLLLLLLLL the EAW Interwire Champion… DRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRAKE KINGGGGGGGGGG!!!

(“Bury me Face Down” by Grandson hits to intense boos from the audience as many of them throw garbage into the ring and security has to eject large groups of fans who have begun rioting.)

Eve: All hell has broken loose here in Seoul as Terry Chambers has just been completely screwed over! I can’t believe this!

Deadprez: THIS IS WHY HE IS A KANG EVE! YOU COULD NEVER! HAHAHA!!!

Eve: Well first of all… I am a queen. Second of all, this was one of the most disgusting displays of cheating I have seen in some time here on Showdown. Terry Chambers’ performance in this match was an absolute master class in dominance and Drake King managed to weasel out of it as champion. Absolutely disgusting! This man does not deserve the title!

Deadprez: Oh booo hooo cry me a fucking river Eve! This is about winning, who gives a damn about performance! I know my wife doesn’t! And neither should you. What matters is who came out the champion. Nobody will give a damn how dominant Terry Chambers was. All he is, is just another low IQ Neanderthal who hits hard but can’t string together a successful strategy to win matches! What a joke!

Eve: You better not let him hear you say that Dead because I have a feeling after tonight Terry is going to be mad pissed. It’s Pain for Pride season after all and I have to imagine the pain we saw Terry dish out tonight… is only the start!

Deadprez: Shit… we can edit that last part out right?

(Security is shown quickly ushering Drake King out of the arena with the EAW Interwire Championship as the Round Table mocks the fans with crude gestures just enraging them further.)

Eve: More dragon! More wrath! Still to come!

(The camera cuts to a commercial promoting tourism in the great nation of Xanada. Come for the milk, leave with the bags.)

(Camera opens to Kyra Phillips backstage.)

Kyra Phillips: Hello everyone! It’s been an astounding night so far here at Wrath of the Dragon! But we wanted to take one moment to remind you all that Pain for Pride is right around the corner! And we are here to reveal the official theme for Pain for Pride!

Kyra Phillips: Thank you all for tuning in and thank you to SZA, Travis Scott, and The Weeknd for providing us with “Power is Power” as an anthem for this year’s Pain for Pride! Enjoy the rest of the show!

(Camera opens to show the Hell in a Cell structure hanging above the ring as it slowly begins to lower down towards the floor.)

Eve: It’s that time… the EAW Championship will be on the line momentarily and Ahren Fournier and Malcolm Jones will put it all on the line. This is the kind of match that takes years off your career…

Deadprez: That Cell is a place where men go and do not walk out the same. The sheer brutality is something ungodly.

(Camera pans to the ring where Gina Romano stands.)

Gina Romano: Ladies and gentlemen, the following contest is our main event… and it is a HELL IN A CELL MATCH!!!!!

Crowd: WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

Gina Romano: and it is for the EAW Championship!!!!!

Crowd: WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

(“Starboi” by The Weeknd hits the speakers as Ahren Fournier rides out on a mechanical goat, followed by Kassidy Heart. Both wear matching fur coats, Kassidy has a heavy bandage over her nose.)

Crowd: BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!

Deadprez: Kassidy came out of a battle of attrition against Raven Roberts last night! She came out on top but I’m still impressed to see here looking healthy tonight!

Eve: It was impressive for certain, but tonight it’s going to be up to her business partner, Ahren Fournier, to get the job done! And he made things very clear to Kassidy on Showdown that he will do things well on his own.

Deadprez: Ahren seems to still blame her for his loss at Grand Rampage and its definitely sent him down a much darker mindset recently. Ahren already has little to no care for those around him, so you have to wonder what kind of danger Malcolm Jones will be in tonight as he defends against this man.

(Ahren climbs off his ride and up and into the ring. He removes his fur coat and tosses it outside to Kassidy before scowling at the booing fans before “Pray For Em” by Meek Mill hits and Malcolm Jones walks out into the stage with his EAW Championship around his neck.)

Crowd: WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!

Eve: And here comes the Champion! Malcolm Jones won the title in that massive fatal four way at the Grand Rampage and has been riding high ever since! It was a massive culmination of how far he’s come as a performer!

Deadprez: From NEO to leaving the company for REVOLT! to the top of the mountain! There’s no bigger A to B path that can be made for a competitor and Malcolm Jones has showed all the doubters exactly what he can do!

Eve: But tonight will be one of his most hellacious tests to date! We’ve already learned that the winner tonight will face Chris Elite at Pain for Pride, but how much of that winner will be left after Hell in a Cell?

Deadprez: I guess were about to find out.

(Malcolm watches Kassidy as he climbs up and into the ring. He steps towards Ahren but the referee separates them. Gina Romano has exited the ring and stands at the time keepers area as the cell finishes lowering.)

Gina Romano: Introducing first, the challenger… from Pawtucket, Rhode Island, weighing in at 210 pounds… he is the GOAT… AHRRRRRREEENNNN FFFFOOOOUURRRNNIIEEERRRR!!!!!

(The crowd boos and ahren flips them off.)

Gina Romano: And Introducing the Champion… from Harlem, New York, weighing in at 220 pounds… he is the EAW CHAMPION…. MALLLLLCCCCOOOOLMMMMM JJJOOONNNEEEESSSS!!!!

(The crowd gives a mostly positive reaction as Malcolm holds the Championship high before the referee takes the belt and shows it to Ahren. He makes sure both men are ready before taking the title down to a referee on the outside, who takes it and chains the cell door shut behind him.)

(DING! DING! DING!)

Eve: MALCOLM JONES COMES OUT OF THE GATE AND RUSHES AHREN FOURNIER! BUT AHREN SIDE STEPS AND SHOVES MALCOLM ONTO THE CORNER! AHREN IS ON HIM NOW AND UNLOADING PUNCHES ON THE CHAMPION! SHOT AFTER SHOT AND WE ARE OFF TO THE RACES! MALCOLM SHOVES AHREN AWAY AND TRIES TO REGROUP! BUT AHREN RUSHES BACK IN! DRIVING A KNEE INTO THE GUT OF THE CHAMPION! GRABS HIM BY THE HEAD AND RUNS HIM OUT OF THE CORNER! RUNNING BULLDOG! MJ IS DOWN AND AHREN ROLLS HIM OVER FOR A PIN!

Deadprez: BUT MJ ROLLS HIM THROUGH FOR A SCHOOLBOY!

Ref: ONEEEEEEEEEE! TWOOOOOOOOO!

Deadprez: Ahren kicks out but he nearly got caught there! Malcolm was hurt but stayed aware of the situation! Good mental presence from the champion! Ahren is back up as Malcolm now rolls underneath the bottom rope and looks to gather himself! Kassidy Heart looks to be shouting something from the outside to—

Ahren Fournier (off mic): SHUT THE FUCK UP!

Eve: Kassidy looks stunned at Ahren but now Malcolm rolling back into the ring as he tries to get some offense going in this matchup! Both men lock up in the middle of the ring and Malcolm twists out into a wrist lock! He controls the elbow and cranks the wrist back and you can see the torque he has on the arm of the challenger now! Malcolm now plants and drives off his back foot to shove Ahren into the ropes! Ahren now hits the ropes and bounces back! Clothesline from the Champion! NO! Ahren ducked it! Ahren bounces off the ropes again and runs in with his own lifting knee! BUT MALCOLM ROLLS UNDERNEATH IT! Malcolm now takes off and hits the ropes himself and both men rush in! AHREN WITH A CROSSBODY! AND MJ WITH A CROSSBODY! BOTH MEN COLLIDE IN MID-AIR AS THEY NOW COLLAPSE TO THE MAT!

Deadprez: Ahren rolls to the corner and pulls himself up… BUT A KIP UP FROM MALCOLM AND JONES RUSHES IN TO UNLOAD ON THE GOAT IN THE CORNER! HIS TURN NOW TO THROW A FLURRY OF PUNCHES! HE UNLOADS! ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR! But now MJ steps back…

**SMACK**

Eve: A SLAP ACROSS THE FACE OF AHREN FOURNIER AND YOU COULD HEAR THE CONNECTION IN THE NOSEBLEEDS! AHREN IS FUMING AS HE CHARGES OUT OF THE CORNER WITH GUNS BLAZING! DOUBLE LEG TAKEDOWN ATTEMPT BUT MALCOLM MANAGES TO SCOUT IT BEFORE PLANTING HIM WITH A DDT! MALCOLM MAKES THE COVER!

Ref: ONEEEEEEEEEE! TWOOOO-

Deadprez: Not close to enough! It’s going to take way more than that to put the goat away! But Malcolm knows that and isn’t bothered with the kickout! He gets back up now and grabs Ahren by the head! Pulls him up and puts Athens head between his legs! Looking to put him away early! L-TRAIN! CANADIAN DESTROYER!

Eve: NO! AHREN MANAGED TO FLIP BACK THROUGH IT AND ROLL THROUGH! He’s in his feet and Malcolm is seated… SUPERKICK RIGHT TO THE JAW OF THE CHAMPION! AHREN NOW LEAPS UP AND DELIVERS A DOUBLE FOOT STOMP TO THE CHEST OF THE CHAMPION! AND ANOTHER! AND ANOTHER! HES GONNA CAVE MALCOLMS CHEST IN LIKE THIS! Ahren now looking to take advantage, not even bothering with a pin attempt after all of that! He grabs Malcolm by the wrist and pulls him up to his feet! Malcolm shaky on his legs after the superkick moments ago but Ahren still has wrist control! Ahren twists through behind Malcolm!

Deadprez: CLIMAX!

Eve: You just what?

Deadprez: AHREN HIT THE CLIMAX! THE RIPCORD KNEE STRIKE! MJ COLLAPSES AND AHREN MAKES THE PIN!

Ref: ONEEEEEEEEEE! TWOOOOOOOOOO!

Eve: NO! STILL NOT ENOUGH AS THE CHAMPION STILL MANAGES TO GET A SHOULDER UP! MALCOLM FIGHTS ON! Ahren is beginning to get annoyed and it shows! He wanted to make tonight a quick victory and head off to whatever party he has lined up! But the goat has his work cut out for him! And Malcolm is already trying to shake the effects of Athens offense off but Ahren looking to maintain control! He lines himself up! MJ is trying to push himself to his feet… BUT AHREN TAKES OFF! STORYBOOK ENDING!

Deadprez: C-NOTE! AHREN WENT FOR THE CURB STOMP BUT JONES SHOT UP OFF THE GROUND AND LAUNCHED AHREN UP I TO THE AIR! JONES CAUGHT HIM WITH THE SPEAR OUT OF THE AIR ON THE WAY DOWN! WHAT A FEAT BY THE CHAMPION! NOW AHREN IS DOWN AND MJ IS TRYING TO GET TO HIS FEET TO CAPITALIZE! JONES! STILL WOBBLING ON HIS FEET NOW ATTEMPTS TO CLIMB UP TO THE TOP ROPE! ROPE BY ROPE, ONE BY ONE LIKE A LADDER AS HE GOES! HE MANAGES TO MAKE IT TO THE TOP! HE LINES UP! GONNA LOOK FOR THE FIVE STAR SWAG SPLASH!

Eve: But Ahren rolls out of the ring before he can even take off! Ahren is on his feet as he tries to—

Deadprez: MALCOLM WITH THE CROSSBODY TO THE OUTSIDE TAKES OUT AHREN! MALCOLM WITH A BIG MOVE AND IS BEGINNING TO FEEL IT HERE TONIGHT! HE GRABS AHREN UP BY THE HEAD AND SCOOPS HIM UP! RUNS AHREN INTO THE STEEL OF THE CELL! AHREN BOUNCES OFF THE STEEL AND FALLS TO THE FLOOR! JONES GRABS HIM AND DRAGS HIM BACK UP AND ROLLS HIM INTO THE RING! MALCOLM FLIES UP TO THE TOP ROPE! FIVE STAR SWAG SPLASH!

Eve: BUT AHREN GOT THE KNEES UP! MJ CRASHES INTO THE KNEES OF AHREN FOURNIER AND BETWEEN THAT AND THW DOUBLE FOOT STOMPS HE COULD HAVE A CRACKED STERNUM BY NOW! Both men are down! Ahren still feeling the effects of the offense on the outside and Malcolm now clutching at his torso! MJ trying to roll over and get to his knees as Ahren now pulling himself up to his feet! MJ pushes himself up but is still clutching at his rib cage as he tries to move towards ahren! Ahren is back on his feet now too! But MJ gets to him before he can react! Locks up and starts to push the challenger back into the corner and—

Deadprez: LOW BLOW! AHREN KICKED MJ RIGHT BETWEEN THE LEGS! ALL LEGAL HERE INSIDE THE HELL IN A CELL! Ahren now grabs Jones… AND RUNS HIM SHOULDER FIRST RIGHT INTO THE TURNBUCKLES AND INTO THE STEEL POST! YOU COULD HEAR THAT COLLISION FROM OVER HERE! AHREN PULLS HIM OUT AND ROLLS HIM UP FROM BEHIND!

Ref: ONEEEEEEEEEE! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOO! THR—

Eve: MALCOLM SURVIVES AGAIN! HE MANAGED TO POWER OUT OF THE ROLL UP AND TRIES TO CREATE SOEM DISTANCE! He scoots himself over into the corner where his shoulder was just mangled, but Ahren now in pursuit! Not letting go of this advantage! But Malcolm now kicking at the challenger to keep him away! Malcolm is fighting desperately to survive after that low blow! BUT AHREN CATCHES ONE OF HIS LEGS AND DRAGS MALCOLM OUT OF THE CORNER! AHREN LEAPS UP FOR ANOTHER DOUBLE FOOT STOMP BUT AIMS RIGHT FOR JONES’S GROIN!

Deadprez: BUT MALCOLM ROLLS OUT OF THE WAY! HE TURNS HIMSELF AROUND AND PLANTS A PUSH KICK INTO THE KNEE OF THE GOAT! AHREN’S LEG BUCKLES AND HE STUMBLES BACK INTO THE CORNER! MALCOLM DOESNT HAVE MUCH SPACE BUT HE ROLLS OVER TO THE ROPES AND BEGINS TO PULL HIMSELF UP TO HIS FEET! AHREN NOW RECOVERING IN THE CORNER AND LOOKS GET BACK ON OFFENSE AGAIN BUT MJ IS ON HIS FEET AS WELL! AHREN RUSHES IN! PROTECT YA NECK!!

Eve: NO! MJ SLIPPED UNDERNEATH AHREN AND THE CLOTHESLINE FROM HELL AND TOSSES THE FORMER CHAMPION TO THE OUTSIDE! Malcolm looks back after Ahren crashes on the outside! Ahren already trying to get up but now MJ takes off! Jones hits the ropes and runs in— BASEBALL SLIDE CONNECTS WITH AHREN RIGHT IN THE CHEST AND SENDS THE GOAT BACK INTO THE STEEL WALL! AHREN IS STUNNED BUT NOT DOWN! BOUNCING OFF THE WALL HELPED HIM KEEP HIS FOOTING! BUT MJ IS ON THE OUTSIDE NOW AND GOES FOR THW TAKEDOWN—

Deadprez: BUT AHREN SIDESTEPS AND SHOVES JONES FACE FIRST INTO THE STEEL OF THE CELL! AHREN HAS JONES BY THE HEAD AND NOW GRINDS HIS FACE ALONG THE CHAIN LINK OF THE CELL, RUNNING ONE END TO ANOTHER! HE NOW BOUNCES MALCOLM’S SKULL OFF THE SUPPORT BEAM IN THE CORNER AND DROPS MALCOLM TO THE FLOOR! NO REGARD FOR HIS OPPONENTS WELL BEING WHAT SO EVER AND MALCOLMS FACE IS ITS CUT ALL OVER FROM THAT CHAIN LINK WALL! HES A BLOODY MESS!

Eve: But now look at Ahren! Not content with just that! He lifts the ring skirt up and is looking for something! He’s pulling… pulling something out… I can’t quite see…

Deadprez: This is a former hardcore champion… whatever it is, it’s dangerous. It… looks like some kind of a tool box? And… well that’s a cardboard box. What the hell can he be planning with all this? And he reaches in again and— CROWBAR! HES GOT A CROWBAR!

Eve: BUT NOW MALCOLM COMES IN FROM BEHIND AND CONNECTS WITH A FOREARM TO THE BACK OF THE HEAD! AHREN KEEPS HOLD OF THE CROWBAR THOUGH AND TURNS AS HE TRIES TO SWING IT INTO THE ALREADY BLOODY FACE OF THE CHAMPION! BUT MALCOLM MANAGES TO GRAB AHREN BY THE WRISTS! HE CATCHES THE SHOT AND FORCES AHREN BACK AGAINST THE STEEL WALL! BOTH MEN GRABBING FOR THE WEAPON AS THEY TRY TO FIGHT OFF THE OTHER!

Deadprez: HEADBUTT FROM THE CHAMPION AS HE SPLATTERS HIS BLOOD ALL OVER THE GOAT! AHREN STILL WONT LET GO OF THE CROWBAR BUT NOW MJ WITH ANOTHER HEADBUTT AS HE TWISTS AHRENS WRIST! AHREN LETS GO OF THE WEAPON BUT IT FLIES OFF TO THE SIDE AND SLIDES THROUGH THE GRATE OF THE CHAIN LINK! MJ TRIES TO REACH THROUGH AND GRAB IT BUT HE CANT GET HIS ARM THROUGH THE WALL! But now Ahren comes from behind and grabs MJ by the shoulder!

Eve: LOW BLOW FROM MALCOLM NOW! TURNABOUT ON THE CHALLENGER! AHREN’S EYES ARE BUGGED OUT OF HIS HEAD FROM THE SHOT! MALCOLM SHOVES FOURNIER BACK! DROPKICK SENDS HIM INTO THE APRON! MALCOLM NOW SENDS FOURNIER BACK INSIDE OF THE RING! HE LIFTS THE APRON UP AND PULLS OUT A KENDO STICK! MALCOLM ROLLS INTO THE RING JUST AS AHREN IS RECOVERING AND—

**CRACK**

Deadprez: MJ WITH THE KENDO STICK RIGHT ACROSS THE PERFECT FACE OF THE GOAT! AHREN IS DOWN TO A KNEE BUT HE LOOKS OUT COLD AS HE KNEELS THERE!

**CRACK**

Eve: AND ANOTHER SHOT ACROSS THE FACE SENDS AHREN TO THE MAT AS THE CHAMPION NOW HOOKS THE LEG!

Ref: ONEEEEEEEEEE!! TWOOOOOOOOOO! THREEEEEEEEEEE-

Deadprez: KICKOUT! AN AMAZING KICKOUT BY THE CHALLENGER! MJ looks frustrated now at the referee demanding that it was a three count but the referee says to fight on! He grabs the Kendo Stick and unloads on the downed farm animal! THIS IS GOAT ABUSE! SHOT AFTER SHOT WITH THAT KENDO STICK NOW TEARING AT AHREN! MJ now tossing the stick to the side as he’s seething through a crimson mask! He grabs ahren up by the head once again! Places his head in position for the Canadian destroyer! Can he hit it this time? L TRAIN!

Eve: BUT AHREN GRABS HIM BY THE KNEES AND INSTEAD PULLS HIS LEGS OUT FROM ONDER HIM AND DROPS MJ DOWON ON HIS BACK! ANOTHER DOUBLE FOOT STOMP TO THE INJURED RIB CAGE! AHREN STUMBLES OVER TO THE ROPES AND JUST BARELY CATCHES THE TOP ROPE TO KEEP HIMSELF ON HIS FEET! Ahren now sliding out of the ring as Jones now clutches at his chest! Ahren grabbing that tool box! He opens it up—

Deadprez: Are those bolt cutters?

Eve: I believe they are DP! Ahren has the bolt cutters and he has a twisted look on his now welted up face! He turns and starts clipping at the chain link! He’s… looks like he’s clipping an arc in it about chest high… now he tosses the cutters to the side… HES BENDING THE CHAIN LINK IN! HES CREATING BASICALLY A SPIKED BLADE ON THE WALL OF THE CELL! HES BENDING IT AND NOW BASHING IT INTO PLACE! WHAT KIND OF SICK SHIT IS HE PLANNING WITH THIS? Now he’s picking up the cutters again and… HES MAKING ANOTHER ON THE NEXT WALL! HE BENDS THAT ONE NOW INTO PLACE AND—

**CRACK**

Deadprez: MJ WITH THAT KENDO STICK RIGHT TO THE BACK OF AHREN! ABREN DROPS TO A KNEE AND TRIES TO GET AWAY BUT NOW MJ COMES IN AND CONNECTS WITH IT AGAIN! HE HITS AHREN IN THE BACK OF THE SKULL AND THE KENDO STICK SNAPS IN HALF ACROSS HIS HEAD! AHREN DROPS TO THE GROUND AND NOW MJ GOES TO PULL HIM UP! MJ LOOKING TO ROLL AHREN BACK INTO THE RING ONE MORE TIME—

Eve: BUT AHREN CATCHES HIMSELF ON HIS FRONT LEG AND SHOVES JONES STOMACH FIRST INTO THE APRON! JONES TRIES TO TURN AROUND BUT AHREN LEAPS UP STRADDLING THE CHAMPION WITH HIS KNEES ON THE APRON! NOW DROPPING FISTS INTO THE BLOODY MESS OF MALCOLMS FACE! ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR! FIVE! SIX!

Deadprez: BUT LOOK! MALCOLM NOW REACHING AROUND AND GRABBING AHREN AROUND THE WAIST! AHREN STILL DROPPING PUNCHES BUT JONES POWERING HIS WAY UP TO HIS FEET WITH AHREN LIFTED IN HIS ARMS! MJ TAKES OFF! HE RUNS WITH ALL HE HAS AND— AND HE LAUNCHES AHREN SOINE FIRST INTO THOSE JAGGED BARBS OF BENT FENCE!

Ahren Fournier (off mic): GGGGYYAAAAAAGGGHGHHHH!!!

Eve: I’m gonna be sick… 🤢

Deadprez: THOSE BARBS TEAR AWAY AHRENS FLESH ANS HE ACTUALLY HUNG ON THEM FOR A MOMENT BEFOR WHIS SKIN GAVE WAY AND HE FELL TO THE FLOOR! HES GASHED DEEP AND THERES… oh dear god… THERES A FLAP OF FLESH ACTUALLY HANGING OFF HIS BACK!

Eve: Where’s my bottle of water… I need a moment…

Deadprez: Both of these men are bloody messes! But Malcolm doesn’t look to care! Ahren now is trying to get himself to his feet and— C-NOTE! MALCOLM CONNECTS WITH THE C-NOTE AND IT SENDS BOTH OF THEIR WEIGHTS CRASHING INTO THE LOWER CORNER OF THE— THE CELL WALL JUST POPPED OPEN! ALL THAT FORCE JUST BUSTED OPEN THE LOWER CORNER OF THE CELL! MALCOLM ROLLS KFF OF AHREN AND I THINK HE REALIZES HES ON THE OUTSIDE NOW! GOTTA GET HIM BACK IN THE RING TO FINISH IT THOUGH!

Eve: He goes to grab Ahren now and looks like he wants to move things back to the inside of the ring— BUT AHREN NOW DRIVING MJ BACKWARDS AND INTO THE BARRICADE! AHREN DOING WHAT HE HAS TO TO SURVIVE RIGHT NOW BUT NOW MJ BASHING INTO WHAT HAS TO JUST BE EXPOSED MUSCLE ON THE BACK OF AHREN! AHREN CRUMPLES IN PAIN AFTER A COUPLE OF SHOTS AND MJ LOOKS TO KEEP CONTROL! MJ now grabbing the former champion up and— DRIVING AHREN NOW BACK FIRST INTO THE BARRICADE! AND DRIVING HIS SHOULDER IN! EVERY CONNECTION DRIVING THAT WOUND INTO THE BARRICADE EVEN FURTHER! HE HITS IT AGAIN AND AGAIN AND—

Deadprez: KASSIDY HEART FROM BEHIND WITH THE CROWBAR FROM EARLIER! SHE CONNECTS IT INTO THE BACK OF MALCOLMS HEAD! SHE REFUSES TO LET AHREN DOWN AGAIN! KASSIDY NOW SWINGING THAT CROWBAR INTO THE BACK AND THE LEGS OF THE CHAMPION! MALCOLM DROPS TO THE FLOOR! AHREN LOOKS UP WITH A DISGUSTING SMILE AT KASSIDY! MAGNUM OPUS STANDS STRONG! AHREN NOW BARKING ORDERS AT KASSIDY BUT I CANT HEAR A DAMN THING OVER THIS CROWD!

Crowd: BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

Eve: Well it looks like Kassidy is continuing the onslaught on the outside as Ahren stumbles back into the cell! He goes and he grabs that cardboard box! He slides it into the ring and follows after it… now he opens it and dumps— LIGHTBULBS! AHREN DUMPING LIGHTBULBS ALL IN THE CENTER OF THE RING! THERE MUST BE AT LEAST A HUNDRED OF THEM! NOW AHREN BARKING AGAIN AT KASSIDY AS HE SLIDES OUT OF THE RING AND GRABS THOSE BOLT CUTTERS FROM BEFORE! HE LOOKS LIKE HE MIGHT BE ABOUT TO MAKE ANOTHER JAGGED EDGE ON THE CELL WALL!

Deadprez: Kassidy now dragging Malcolm up by his head and trying to walk him to the hole in the cell! She’s gonna feed him right in for whatever disgusting plan Ahren has for him…

Eve: BUT MALCOLM WAKES UP AND SHOVES KASSIDY INTO THE SUPPORT BEAM OF THE CELL! SHE BOUNCES OFF FACE FIRST AND HER NOSE IS BUSTED BACK OPEN AGAIN! SHE HAS BLOOD RUNNING DOEN HER FACE AS SHE COLLAPSES BACK INTO THE BARRICADE! But Malcolm turns his attention to inside of the cell! He looks over and sees Ahren still standing there, he slips in through the split on the steel and makes chase! BUT AHREN NOT ABOUT TO TAKE IT AND TAKES OFF IN THE OTHER DIRECTION! AHREN MAKES HIS WAY AROUND THE RING! MALCOLM CHASING HIM AND LOOKING TO END THIS MATCH BEFORE KASSIDY CAN GET INVOLVED AGAIN! AHREN GETS AROUND THE LAST CORNER OF THE RING AND SLIDES OUT THROUGH THE OPENING! MALCOLM STILL CHASING AND NOW HE TRIES TO SLIDE THROUGH—

Deadprez: AHREN JUST HIT MALCOLM IN THE FACE WITH THE HANDLE OF THOSE BOLT CUTTERS! MJ STUMBLES THROUGH AND FALLS TO THE FLOOR OUTSIDE OF THE CELL! HES REACHING AROUND BUT CLEARLY DOESN’T KNOW WHERE HE IS! AHREN STOMPING THE SHIT OUT OF HIS BLOODY FACE AND MJ IS ALMOST UNRECOGNIZABLE RIGHT NOW! AHREN TRYING TO WEAR AWAY AT THE CHAMPION WITH EVERYTHING HE HAS AND NOW HE LOOKS AROUND IN DESPERATION! HE HAS TO FIND A WAY TO END THIS!

Eve: Ahren now grabbing MJ by the arm and pulling him up! So many times now these two have had to use one another’s dead weight to create something for themselves! Ahren pulls him up! maintains wrist control! He twists through! CLIMAX!

Deadprez: No! MJ SHOVED AHREN OFF BEFORE THE RIPCORD KNEE COULD CONNECT! MJ FIGHTING OFF PURE INSTINCT! HE COMES IN SWINGING FOR THE FENCES BUT AHREN DOESN’T WANT ANY PART OF IT! HE MOVES OUT OF THE WAY AND BOUNCES MJ OFF THE CELL WALL! AND NOW AHREN CLIMBING UP THAT SAME CELL WALL! HES JUST TRYING TO GET AWAY FROM THE CHAMPION! BOLT CUTTERS IN HAND AS HE CLIMBS, AHREN CREATING SOME MUCH NEEDED DISTANCE!

Eve: BUT MJ IS STARTING TO REGAIN HIS COMPOSURE! HE SHAKES HIS HEAD CLEAR AND LOOKS UP TO SEE AHREN CLIMBING AND MALCOLM GOES TO FOLLOW! HE WONT LET AHREN GET AWAY! BOTH MEN MAKING THEIR WAY TOWARDS THE TOP OF THE CELL AND NOW AHREN HAS NEARLY MADE IT TO THE TOP! HES UP THERE AND TRYING TO CATCH HIS BREATH BUT NOW HE LOOKS DOWN AND SEES MJ NOT FAR BEHIND! AHREN REACHES DOWN AND TRIES KICK AT THE CHAMPION! AHREN KICKING AND KICKING BUT MJ WONT LET UP! MJ REACHES UP! HE HAS AHREN BY THE LEG! HE COULD SEND THE CHALLENGER FALLING FROM HERE! THAT COULD KILL A MAN!

Deadprez: BUT AHREN STILL KICKING AND MANAGES TO GET A KICK RIGHT TO JONES’S TEMPLE! OH DEAR GOD!

Eve: HES FALLING!

Deadprez: NO! MALCOLM SLIPPED WITH ONE HAND BUT HAS MANAGED TO HANG ON WITH THE OTHER! THAT WAS NEARLY THE END OF THE EAW CHAMPION! BUT AHREN NOW HAS MADE HIS ESCAPE AND FINISHED CLIMBING TO THE TOP! HE TRIES TO SCOOT AWAY BUT MJ IS BACK ON HIS WAY TO THE TOP OF THE CELL! AHREN LOOKING FOR A PLAN TO BE MADE BUT HE CANT SEEM TO FIND ONE AND NOW MJ IS ON TOP OF THE CELL WITH HIM!

Eve: AHREN WITH A LOOK OF PANIC IN HIS EYES MAKES A CHARGE AT THE CHAMPION! GONNA PUSH HIM FROM THE TOP OF THE CELL AS HE STANDS TO HIS FEET!

Deadprez: BUT MJ GOT UP AND MANAGED TO CATCH HIM! MJ HAS AHREN UP AND TAKES OFF WITH A RUNNING POWER SLAM!

Eve: DEAR LORD! HE SLAMMED HIM INTO THE CENTER PANEL ON THE ROOF OF THE CELL AND THE WHOLE PANEL JUST DENTED IN! IT COULD’VE GIVEN WAY! BOTH MENS BLOOD NOW DRIPPING DOWN TO THE PILE OF LIGHTBULBS DOWN BELOW! MJ NOW BEATING THE SHIT OUT OF AHREN FOURNIER! LAYING INTO HIM WITH PUNCH AFTER PUNCH! BOTH MEN RED WITH EACH OTHERS BLOOD! MJ UNLOADING NOW AND BUSTING AHRENS FACE WIDE OPEN AS HE—

**CRACK**

Deadprez: KASSIDY HEART IS BACK! SHES GOT THAT CROWBAR AGAIN AND JUST CRACKED MJ IN THE BACK OF THE HEAD AGAIN! DEJA VU! MJ IS DOWN AND AHREN CRAWLS OUT FROM UNDERNEATH HIM! THAT SAME TWISTED SMILE AS HE NOW NODS AT KASSIDY WITH APPROVAL! AHREN DRAGS MJ’S UNCONSCIOUS BODY AWAY FROM THE CENTER PANEL NOW!

Eve: Oh shit. He’s got those bolt cutters again! Ahren now clipping away at the chain link around that center panel and he’s trying to take it out! He clips and clips and… what’s he doing? HE GOES AND SCOOPS UP MALCOLM! HE TOSSES MALCOLM’S BODY INTO THE WEAKENED PANEL! HE FALLS SQUARE INTO IT!

Deadprez: THE PANEL GAVE WAY!

Eve: MJ BARELY MANAGED TO WAKE UP AND GRAB HOLD WITH ONE HAND OF THE SPOT WERE THE CHAIN LINK GAVE OUT! HIS HAND IS SLOWLY BEING SLICED OPEN BY THE JADDEG BARBS WHERE HE HAD TO GRAB IT TO SURVIVE! HES DANGLING PRECARIOUSLY OVER THOSE LIGHTBULBS! HOW LONG CAN MALCOLM HOLD ON!

Deadprez: BUT NOW AHREN! STANDING ON THE FINGERS OF MALCOLMS HAND! GRINDING THEM INTO THE SLICING STEEL!

(Ahren turns and motions at Kassidy.)

Eve: What now? He’s telling Kassidy— HES POINTING AT MALCOLM! HE WANTS KASSIDY TO SMASH THE CROW BAR INTO MALCOLMS FINGERS! KASSIDY LOOKS AT THE CROWBAR IN HER HAND AND MAKES HER WAY TOWARDS THE HOLE IN THE CELL ROOF!

Deadprez: OH SHIT!

Eve: PART OF THE ROOF GAVE WAY AND KASSIDY STUMBLED! SHE DROPPED THE CROWBAR! BUT SHE JUST MANAGES TO CATCH IT BEFORE IT FELL THROUGH THE CHAIN LINK!

Deadprez: But look at Ahren now… he’s losing his mind!

Ahren Fournier (off mic): WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH YOU?!? DONT YOU DARE FUCK UP AGAIN! IF YOU COST ME WHAT IS RIGHTFULLY MINE AGAIN I WILL DESTROY EVERYTHING YOU HAVE EVER LOVED! DO YOU FUCKING HEAR ME?

(Kassidy looks at him stunned. She looks down at the crowbar in her hands and stands over the gap. Ahren removes his foot from Malcolms hand and Kassidy raises the crowbar over heat head.)

Ahren Fournier (off mic): DO IT! DO IT! FUCKING DO IT YOU WORTHLESS CUNT!

**CRACK**

Deadprez and Eve: HOLY SHIT!

**CRASH**

Deadprez: KASSIDY HEART JUST HIT AHREN FOURNIER WITH THE CROWBAR IN THE BACK OF THE HEAD AND SENT HIM FALLING THROUGH THE HOLE! AHREN IS A BLOODY MESS INSIDE OF THE RING, COVERED IN SHATTERED GLASS FROM THOSE LIGHTBULBS!

(Kassidy looks down at what she’s done and covers her mouth with her hands. She’s hyperventilating as she immediately starts climbing down the side of the cell.)

Deadprez: Kassidy just destroyed Ahren!

Eve: She doesn’t want to be here anymore! That’s for damn sure! And I don’t blame her!

(Kassidy halfway runs up the ramp, still looking on in disbelief before vanishing behind the curtain.)

Deadprez: WAIT! LOOK UP AT THE TOP! MALCOLM HAS MANAGED TO CLIMB HIS WAY OUT OF THE HOLE AND BACK ONTO THE ROOF OF THE CELL! HES STARING DOWN AT AHREN! AHREN STILL HASNT MOVED!

Eve: Oh no… I THINK I KNOW WHAT HES PLANNING! HE LOOKS AROUND! HE JUMPS DOWN THROUGH THE HOLE!

Deadprez: FIVE STAR SWAG SPLASH FROM THE TOP OF THE CELL! GLASS FLYING EVERYWHERE! BLOOD COVERING BOTH KF THESE MEN NOW AS MJ LAYS LIFELESS ON TOP OF AHREN FOURNIER! GLASS SHARDS STICKING OUT OF BOTH MENS BODIES! THE REFEREE SLIDES INTO THE RING! HE MAKES THE COUNT!

Ref: ONEEEEEEEEEE!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOO!! THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!

(DING! DING! DING!)

Gina Romano: Here is your winner… AND STILL EAW CHAMPION… MALCOLM JONES!!!!!!!

Deadprez: WHAT FUCKING INSANITY HAVE WE JUST SEEN HERE TONIGHT?!?

(Malcolm is still lifeless on top of Ahren as the referee tries to hand him the championship. Medical personnel rush the area and try to tend to both men.)

Eve: These two out everything on the line for that championship. Malcolm Jones won the war tonight. And what a war it was…

Deadprez: All the damage his sternum took early on, I wouldn’t be shocked if that last splash knocked him out cold. Ahren Fournier showed exactly why he is a former Hardcore Champion as well. This match was a bloodbath!

(Malcolm is placed on a cart and carried through the door of the cell. The belt is also laid on his chest and he clutches it to himself with one arm while Ahren is being checked with a flashlight by another set of medics.)

Eve: This was our last stop on the road to Pain for Pride but the obvious question becomes how much is left of either of these men? And what do we make of Kassidy Heart in all of this?

Deadprez: I don’t know Eve. But the road to Pain for Pride is almost over. There’s a lot of questions to be answered. But one has been answered here tonight. We will see a rematch of last year’s World Heavyweight Championship match as Chris Elite will challenge Malcolm Jones for the EAW Championship!

Eve: Ladies and gentlemen, I’m Eve, and for my partner Deadprez, I want to thank you all for joining us for Wrath of the Dragon! We will see you next week on our regularly scheduled time for Saturday Night Showdown!

(EAW Network Logo Buzzes.)

Terminus (2019)

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