( https://youtu.be/bmh3y3uMofo plays )
( Camera opens up to the EAW draft in Madison Square Garden, with a remodeled EAW HD set fit for ”The Draft” as the entire arena of screaming fans are on their feet. )
Stew-O: WELCOME EVERYBODY TO THE 2017 EAW DRAFT!!!! …
Ring Announcer: Ladies and Gentlemen, the NEW CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF ELITE ANSWERS WRESTLING… and the EAW INTERWIRE CHAMPION, MMMMMMMMMMMISTEEEEEEERRRRR DEEEEEEEEEEDEEEEEEEEEEEEEEDEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!
( “Feedback” by Kanye West hits as Mr. DEDEDE walks out in a leather coat, jeans over a v-neck shirt and shades on with the EAW Interwire Championship in hand as he hypes up the draft crowd and makes his entrance. )
Stew-O: On a night where the landscape of EAW COMPLETELY changes, we want to welcome you to a new season of Elite! We’re breaking out a monumental 11TH SEASON in a major way; over the week it was announced that HRDO would be stepping down from his role as EAW Commissioner, and we want to give HRDO a warm thank you for his years of service in his post. As always, I’m Stew-O calling this night and I sit alongside good company this evening!
( Camera cuts to the announce tables for Dynasty, Showdown and Voltage. )
Kawajai: The legendary WWEFan, alongside myself, Kawajai from Voltage! We’ve also got Showdown’s Pierre McGuire and Cherish! How are we feeling guys?
Pierre McGuire: The Land of Elite is coming to a complete shakeup! There is a tornado back there in the lockerroom! It’s an all hands on deck event tonight and there are just so many people wondering what in the world will become of their fate! It’s a ton of fun!
( We return to the ring, and DDD waits for his music to stop. He is handed a microphone and has an overall pleasant look on his face. )
Mr. DEDEDE: MSG… WE’RE HOME! WELCOME TO THE 2017 EAW DRAFT!!!!!
( Applause from the audience. )
Mr. DEDEDE: The EAW Draft is my favorite time of year, because you never know who is going to go where or what’s going to happen. With a new season comes many new opportunities and new beginnings, it gives everyone a chance at a new clean slate. However I am going to need to address the elephant in the room, because there is some business we need to take care of.
As you all know, I’ve been appointed the new EAW Chairman … three years ago, I was voted “no confidence” by this very same Board of Directors as EAW Chairman. And I think most of you remember what happened afterwards, we were subject to over a year and 1/2 of tyranny under the Zack Crash regime. Now ever since then, this Board back there have done all they can to try to “make it up to me” even though they turned their backs on me and have come to sorely regret it. Earlier this week they came to me with hat in hand begging for me to take this role three years after spitting in my face and attempting to drive me out of power. As much as this company means to me, getting my ass kissed by the same group of people who screwed me over isn’t going to be enough to make me take on a job as big as this.
The reason why I obliged to becoming Chairman of the Board, is because HRDO personally asked me to. He asked me, years ago at the 2015 Award Show, to be there if there ever came a time that he wouldn’t be capable of upholding this kind of role. And I know the word out there is that he’s stepped down due to “personal matters”, but unfortunately that’s – that’s untrue. I’m sure those who know HRDO know he would never step down from anything unless he had no other choice. In 2010 at the EAW 3 Year Anniversary show, HRDO retired as the World Heavyweight Champion. Unfortunately, for the many out there who have no background context, he didn’t retire because he wanted to. He retired because he was suffering from spinal stenosis, and due to the years of built up abuse on his neck medical professionals forced him to initially retire from the ring. I bring this up because… the reason why he won’t be able to continue his duties as the EAW Commissioner, isn’t because he’s too busy or doesn’t want to do it. The reason…
( DDD hesitates. )
DDD: Is because he is physically incapable of doing it. Not only will HRDO never be able to wrestle again, but he is also suffering from a cervical fracture due stemming from the attack that took place at the end of his match against Eclipse Diemos. Meaning, well, there’s a chance he may never even walk again.
I somehow feel responsible for all of this, because HRDO would have never been put in this position had I not been so short sighted and selfish and took him up on his inital offer of running the company. I let my greed and hunger for success blind me so much that I couldn’t even see the big picture. But we need to take some time out now to show HRDO some appreciation for everything he’s done for this place. He not only was a focal point in delivering EAW from the Crash regime, but he ran this place with grace and excellence as a strong leader. His efforts should be applauded.
( The audience cheers and chants “THANK YOU HRDO!” )
DDD: As much as I hate to move on so quickly, we do have a show to begin. HRDO is in positive spirits, getting nonstop support from the EAW Universe, and he’ll always have a place here WHEN he recovers because I know he will stop at nothing to recover from this setback. Moving forward – I do have a couple of announcements to make. EAW has opened it’s doors to talent from around the world to come in and harness their skills, opening two new state-of-the-art performance centers in San Jose, California and Melbourne, Australia. We’ve also added multi-million dollar renovations to the performance center in Newark, New Jersey. We are expanding our network of talent breeding on a global scale, but this is not being done without reason. This is, in part, due to a multi-year development that I’m happy to say will finally soon come to fruition. I would like to announce that EAW has renewed the rights and property of NEO Wrestling, and it will be ran as our newest weekly episodic programming specifically catered to the development of EAW’s newest and youngest talent! We’re going to kick NEO off in a major way; on July 15th the EAW Network proudly presents “NEO: Uprising” LIVE just up the road from the Hammerstein Ballroom! And in the main event we will see the EAW New Breed Championship up for grabs!!!
Now, as always in life, with ‘creation’ must always come destruction. Though we are excited about the journey ahead, we must also learn to live and let die. This is why I am hereby announcing the closing of the EAW Empire brand, as well as the disbanding of the Womens division.
What I meant to say was, while tonight Dynasty, Voltage and Showdown will be full entrenched in the draft, Empire will ALSO have a limited role tonight in the EAW draft! Every member of the active EAW Roster is backstage, including some faces you may not have expected. You thought things were unpredictable? Wait until you see what takes place tonight.
( Mr. DEDEDE drops the mic and “Feedback” hits as he leaves the ring and slaps hands with fans on the side of the ramp while taking his leave. )
Stew-O: The chief addresses the indians, putting out some BOMBSHELL news… especially about the return of NEO!
Jake Mercer: I’ve heard rumblings of this, and coming from someone who had NEO as his pet project years ago I couldn’t be any more excited! EAW is in for an influx like never before, our stock has nowhere to go but up from here! I hope DDD does right by us!
(A graphic showing the various faces of members of the EAW Roster is shown, rapidly going through every person before finally stopping)
(A graphic showing the various faces of members of the EAW Roster is shown, rapidly going through every person before finally stopping)
Ring Announcer: The following tag team contest is set for one fall!!!
(“I Get Money” by 50 Cent hits to a resonating chorus of boos from the crowd. Jack Ripley and David Davidson step out on the stage, basking in the nuclear heat, holding up the EAW Unified Tag Team Championships while the camera transitions to a replay of their victory over Stuffed Crust at Pain for Pride.)
Ring Announcer: Introducing first, weighing in at a combined 412 pounds… THEY ARE THE EAW UNIFIED TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS… DAVID DAVIDSON!!! JACK RIPLEY!!! THE HIGH ROLLERZ!!!!
Pierre: To say that The High Rollerz have etched their name into the annals of EAW’s tag team history is an understatement, because after Pain for Pride X, Davidson and Ripley are truly in the conversation for the greatest tag team of all time! Lioncross had everything to give at Pain for Pride in what was his last match, but he was unable to get past The High Rollerz yet again! The High Rollerz did exactly what they told Lioncross what they would do for months, and he met his inevitable end in a heartbreaking loss, becoming no more than another name that The High Rollerz have DESTROYED to retain their titles!
(“Sound of Silence” by Disturbed hits to a mixed reaction from the crowd. Maero comes out first, walking down to the ring in his blood-stained scrubs and face mask. Maero enters the ring while The High Rollerz leave to the outside, staring them down. Maero reaches into his pocket and takes out a lighter, setting a loose corner of his scrubs ablaze, staring down the Rollerz while the flames engulf his scrubs, leaving him in only his ring attire. Maero removes the mask and throws it at Davidson. The camera pans back to the stage where fog has consumed the area underneath the titantron. The music switches to “Lies” by Evanescence, and Amadeus steps through the fog with chains draped over his shoulders. Amadeus walks down to the ring, climbing up to the top rope and stretching his arms out, letting the chains fall to the floor, before rolling into the ring.)
Ring Announcer: And their opponents, weighing in at a combined 385 pounds, representing The Sanatorium… MAERO!!!! AND AMADEUS!!!
Kawajai: This is what The Sanatorium is about! Pain for Pride X may not have been the brightest day for The Sanatorium, but tonight is the beginning of a new season in EAW, marking the beginning of its SECOND decade! Maero had a strong showing in the Cash in the Vault Ladder match, while Amadeus topped off the list of most eliminations for the 24/7 Battle Royal. The Sanatorium is no stranger to gold, with Maero being a former Hardcore Champion himself, and a strong showing against The High Rollerz may be exactly what this duo needs to get back into the title hunt!
(DING! DING! DING!)
Pierre: Davidson starts this one off for the Rollerz, while Amadeus steps in to face him! David and Amadeus lock up in the center of the ring! Davidson gets the easy headlock off the bat, trying to wear Amadeus down into the sleeper hold already… Amadeus reaches over and grabs Davidson’s right hand, twisting it back before sliding out of the headlock with ease, sending one half of the tag team champions into the ropes! Davidson rebounds and Amadeus leapfrogs over him! Davidson quickly turns AND AMADEUS FIRES WITH A PUNCH – DAVIDSON CATCHES THE ARM AND PULLS AMADEUS IN FOR A BIG OPEN HAND SLAP THAT ECHOES THROUGH THE ARENA!!! Amadeus goes down to a knee and Davidson sends him into the corner with the Irish whip!
Kawajai: Tricky spot for Amadeus here as Davidson eyes him down and charges…. ELBOW SMASH!!! DAVIDSON CONNECTS THE ELBOW TO AMADEUS’ CHEST AND FLIPS HIM OVER OUT OF THE CORNER WITH A SNAPMARE!!! Amadeus lands on his stomach and rolls over onto his back while Davidson props himself up to the second turnbuckle… AND DAVIDSON JUMPS WITH THE KNEE DROP!!!! AMADEUS ROLLS AWAY!!!! AMADEUS SHOOTS BACK UP TO HIS FEET WHILE DAVIDSON CRASHES TO THE MAT ON THAT KNEE!!! Amadeus runs to the ropes and bounces off, building momentum as he runs at Davidson… DAVIDSON SHOOTS UP TO HIS FEET!!! BUT AMADEUS HAD IT SCOUTED!!!! AMADEUS WHIZZES PAST DAVIDSON AND COMES OFF THE ROPES BEHIND HIM!!!… RUNNING CORKSCREW ELBOW TO THE BACK OF THE HEAD!!!!
Pierre: Davidson falls forward but catches himself on his hands, pushing himself right back off the ground… AMADEUS FROM BEHIND!!! WAISTLOCK!!! AMADEUS HAS THE WRIST AND RIPCORDS DAVIDSON OUT!!!! ROLLING ELBOW — DAVIDSON DUCKS IT AND BREAKS FREE!!!! DAVIDSON KICKS AMADEUS IN THE GUT AND CONNECTS A ROLLING ELBOW OF HIS OWN!!!! AMADEUS GETS HIS WORLD ROCKED, AS HE DROPS DOWN TO A KNEE WITH GLASSY EYES!!!!… DAVIDSON LIFTS HIM UP!!!! AMADEUS IS STUCK IN POWERBOMB POSITION… DAVIDSON RUNS FORWARD!!!… AND DROPS AMADEUS INTO THE HIGH ROLLERZ’ CORNER WITH A VICIOUS TURNBUCKLE POWERBOMB!!!! AMADEUS’ TAILBONE MEETS THE STEEL CORNER OF THE TURNBUCKLE IN THE WORST OF WAYS AS HE FALLS TO THE MAT!!!!
Kawajai: Ripley tags in and jumps over the rope, showboating as he runs to the High Rollerz corner WITH A BIG BOOT TO MAERO!!!! MAERO FALLS OFF THE APRON WHILE THE REFEREE RUNS OVER TO RIPLEY TO TELL HIM OFF – OH COME ON!!!! DAVIDSON JUST KICKED AMADEUS IN THE WOLFGANGS!!!! IS THIS WHAT YOU SHOWDOWN TYPES DO TO WIN PIERRE? DAVIDSON SHOWING A COMPLETE LACK OF RESPECT FOR HIS OPPONENT HERE AS HE SPITS IN HIS EYE!!!! The referee finally turns his attention back to Davidson just a few seconds too late! Davidson picks Amadeus off the mat and whips him into Ripley… RIPLEY CATCHES AMADEUS!!!! DDT – NO!!! AMADEUS DROPS TO THE MAT AND ROLLS BACK UP TO HIS FEET BEHIND RIPLEY!!! RIPLEY TURNS AND AMADEUS FIRES A BACKHAND SHOT THAT SENDS RIPLEY REELING!!!! AMADEUS TAKES TO THE ROPES FOR MOMENTUM, TAGGING IN MAERO WHO HAS MADE HIS WAY BACK UP TO THE APRON BEFORE CHARGING BACK AT RIPLEY!!!… JUMPING UP AND SPINNING AROUND BEFORE THROWING RIPLEY FORWARD TO THE MAT IN FRONT OF MAERO WITH THE SATELLITE HEADSCISSORS!!!!
Pierre: Ripley starts to get up but Maero grabs a hold of his left arm, wrenching it back behind his head! Maero pulls Ripley’s arm back AND KICKS HIM IN THE RIBS!!! Maero gets Ripley off the mat and whips him into the Sanatorium corner, running with momentum… RIPLEY LUNGES OUT OF THE CORNER OUT OF NOWHERE!!!! RIPLEY CATCHES THE RUNNING MAERO AROUND THE ARM AND A LEG… AND THROWS HIM BACK INTO THE TURNBUCKLES WITH THE SNAP SUPLEX!!!! RIPLEY MAKES A MAD DASH FOR DAVIDSON – AMADEUS LUNGES OVER THE ROPES AND GRABS RIPLEY BY THE ARM, FALLING BACK OFF THE MAT, PULLING RIPLEY INTO THE ROPES, SNAPPING HIS ARM OVER THE TOP ROPE!!!! Maero is starting to pull himself up in the corner as he sees the stunned Ripley in his sights…
Kawajai: WAIT!!! DAVIDSON IS IN THE RING!!!! DAVIDSON IS CHARGING AT MAERO!!!…. OH MY GOD!!!!! AMADEUS FROM THE TOP ROPE!!!! AMADEUS SPRINGBOARDS… BUT GETS GREETED WITH A SUPERKICK FROM DAVIDSON WHO STOPS IN HIS TRACKS AND SHOOTS THE LEG UP!!! AMADEUS’ JAW SNAPS BACK AND HE CRASHES TO THE MAT IN BETWEEN THE HIGH ROLLERZ!!!!… MAERO COMES IN FROM BEHIND WITH A DROPKICK TO DAVIDSON’S BACK SENDING HIM INTO THE ROPES!!!! MAERO COLLIDES WITH RIPLEY IN A FRENZIED BRAWL!!!! MAERO FIRES SHOTS, GAINING THE ADVANTAGE OVER RIPLEY, PRESSING HIM UP AGAINST THE ROPES!!!… MAERO STUNS RIPLEY WITH A STIFF UPPERCUT AND GRABS THE ARM… DAVIDSON IS BACK AT MAERO TO SAVE HIS PARTNER!!!!
Pierre: DAVIDSON LOCKS MAERO IN FROM BEHIND INTO THE SLEEPER HOLD!!!! RIPLEY LAYS INTO THE TRAPPED MAERO WITH CHOPS AND KICKS WHILE DAVIDSON HOLDS HIM IN PLACE!!!! MAERO HAS NOWHERE TO GO AND DAVIDSON CONVERTS THE SLEEPER HOLD INTO A WAISTLOCK… GERMAN SUPLEX!!!! DAVIDSON PLANTS MAERO ON HIS NECK BUT DEADLIFTS HIM BACK INTO THE AIR FOR RIPLEY, DROPPING HIM FORWARD!!!!… RIPLEY CATCHES MAERO AROUND THE NECK AND BRINGS HIM DOWN TO THE MAT WITH THE ACE CRUSHER!!!! Davidson rolls out of the ring while Ripley stalks Maero from the corner now, preparing for the end! This kind of devastating yet calculated offense is what has made The High Rollerz the notorious team they are!
Kawajai: Maero is slowly but surely making his way back up to his feet… Ripley sees his opening… AND CHARGES — AMADEUS SLIDES IN UNDERNEATH THE BOTTOM ROPE, GRABBING RIPLEY BY THE LEGS AND DROPPING HIM FACE FIRST TO THE MAT!!!! RIPLEY KICKS AMADEUS AWAY AND STANDS RIGHT BACK UP – INTO THE ROUNDHOUSE KICK FROM MAERO!!!!! GREY MATTER!!!! RIPLEY’S HEAD SNAPS THE OTHER WAY AND HE DROPS TO HIS KNEES LIKE HE’S JUST BEEN SHOT!!!!! MAERO FALLS BACK INTO THE ROPES AND MAKES HIS WAY TO RIPLEY!!!!… JUMPING MUSHROOM STOMP!!!! THE PULSE CHECK PUTS RIPLEY FLAT ON HIS BACK AND MAERO TAGS IN AMADEUS!!!! AMADEUS RUNS TO THE ROPES AND POPS HIMSELF UP TO THE TOP TURNBUCKLE… THEN FLIPS BACK!!!! CORKSCREW MOONSAULT!!!!! CALAMITAS!!!! THE SANATORIUM IS LAYING WASTE HERE TO JACK RIPLEY AND THE END MAY BE NEAR!!!!
Pierre: Amadeus watches as Ripley begins to stir, eyeing him down as he prepares for the Final Advent of the Timeless Enigma… BUT AMADEUS INSTEAD GRABS THE WRIST!!!! AMADEUS PULLS RIPLEY IN FOR THE WRISTLOCK AND TRIES TO WRESTLE HIM DOWN TO THE MAT!!!!… BUT RIPLEY SHOWS SIGNS OF LIFE AND BEGINS TO FIGHT BACK WITH ELBOW SHOTS TO AMADEUS’ HEAD USING HIS FREE ARM!!!! AMADEUS IS UNRELENTLESS, PULLING RIPLEY DOWN… BUT RIPLEY POWERS THROUGH IT AND PULLS AMADEUS BACK UP FOR HIS FEET FOR THE SPIKE DDT!!!! RIPLEY LAYS AMADEUS OUT BUT HE’S ENDURED SO MUCH ALREADY!!!! RIPLEY BEGINS THE CRAWL BACK TO HIS CORNER AS DAVIDSON REACHES OUT AS FAR AS HE CAN, TRYING TO TAG HIM IN AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE!!!!…. AMADEUS GRABS RIPLEY’S LEG!!!! AMADEUS IS ALREADY STARTING TO GET BACK UP TO HIS FEET!!!!…
Kawajai: RIPLEY CONTINUES TO CRAWL HIS WAY TOWARDS DAVIDSON… AMADEUS PULLS HIM BACK AND PICKS HIM OFF THE MAT BY THE HELM OF HIS TIGHTS!!!! RIPLEY SWINGS AROUND HIM AND JUMPS UP FOR THE DOUBLE KNEE BACK — AMADEUS LOCKS RIPLEY’S ARMS AND HOLDS HIM LATCHED ONTO HIS BACK!!!!… DEUS EX!!!! BACKSLIDE DRIVER!!!!! NO!!!! RIPLEY FLIPS OVER AND LANDS ON HIS FEET IN FRONT OF AMADEUS!!!! RIPLEY SCOOPS AMADEUS UP AND CHARGES INTO THE HIGH ROLLERZ WITH EVERYTHING HE HAS LEFT!!!! SNAKE EYES!!!! THE LAWN DART THROW SENDS AMADEUS INTO THE CORNER AND RIPLEY TAGS IN DAVIDSON BEFORE COLLAPSING TO THE MAT!!!!
Pierre: DAVIDSON STEPS INTO THE RING, LIFTING THE LAID OUT AMADEUS UP BY AN ARM BEFORE SENDING HIM INTO THE ROPES!!!! AMADEUS COMES STUMBLING BACK BUT DAVIDSON CATCHES HIS ARM – AMADEUS!!!!! AMADEUS SPITS BLACK MIST OUT OF HIS MOUTH, STUNNING DAVIDSON IN PLACE!!!!! AMADEUS JUMPS UP OVER DAVIDSON AND PLANTS HIM WITH THE TORNADO DDT!!!! WHEN THE HELL DID HE EVEN PUT THAT IN HIS MOUTH?!!! DAVIDSON IS FLAT ON HIS BACK AND AMADEUS CRAWLS HIS WAY TOWARDS MAERO!!!!… AND THE TAG IS MADE!!!! MAERO IS IN, READY TO FINISH THIS OFF!!!! Davidson is still reeling from the black mist in his face but starts to push himself off the mat… MAERO CHARGES AT DAVIDSON!!!! THE KNEE LIFT!!!! THE MAERO TRANSPLANT CONNECTS!!!!! DAVIDSON FALLS INTO THE ROPES AND MAERO LUNGES AT HIM – OH NO!!!! JACK RIPLEY PULLS DAVIDSON OUTSIDE OF THE RING!!!!!
Kawajai: DESPICABLE!!! ABSOLUTELY DESPICABLE!!! MAERO HAD THIS WON!!!! MAERO IS STARING AT THE ROLLERZ IN DISBELIEF — AMADEUS!!!! AMADEUS COMES RUNNING BEHIND MAERO AND FLIPS OVER THE TOP ROPE!!!! SUICIDE PLANCHA!!!! AMADEUS CRASHES INTO THE HIGH ROLLERZ — RIPLEY SHOVES DAVIDSON OUT OF THE WAY AND TAKES THE HIT!!!!! AMADEUS JUST SACRIFICED HIS BODY TO TAKE OUT JACK RIPLEY!!!! MAERO TURNS AND SEES DAVIDSON ROLL BACK INTO THE RING BEHIND HIM!!!! MAERO FIRES A CLOTHESLINE BUT DAVIDSON DUCKS UNDERNEATH AND SPINS BACK AT MAERO!!!!… DISCUS BIG BOOT!!!! OFF WITH YOUR HEAD!!!!! DAVIDSON TURNS MAERO INSIDE OUT WITH THAT BOOT AND DROPS ON HIM FOR THE COVER!!!!!
Referee: ONE!!!!…… TWO!!!!!!…… THREE!!!!!!
(DING! DING! DING!)
(“I Get Money” hits to roaring boos from the crowd.)
Ring Announcer: HERE ARE YOUR WINNERS BY WAY OF PINFALL… THE HIGH ROLLERZ!!!!!
Pierre: AND ONCE AGAIN THE HIGH ROLLERZ PROVE THAT THEY ARE THE SMARTEST, MOST EFFICIENT TEAM IN THE WORLD RIGHT NOW!!!! THE SANATORIUM MAY HAVE OUTPOWERED THEM AND HAD THEM BACKED INTO THE CORNER MANY TIMES, BUT THE HIGH ROLLERZ ALWAYS HAVE AN ACE UP THEIR SLEEVE!!!!
Kawajai: Maero and Amadeus put up one of the strongest performances I’ve seen against the Rollerz here tonight, and that says a lot! The High Rollerz have eliminated a lot of their competition but The Sanatorium has really put them on notice with that match!
(The camera pans back to The High Rollerz celebrating in the ring.)
(The camera moves to a backstage area, where Cailin Dillon is standing in a dark, closed off door. Her arms are crossed over her chest as she looked to the side of her.)
Cailin: I don’t understand. What does that mean?
(It remains quiet for a moment before Cailin sighs, shaking her head.)
Cailin: I mean…I guess you’re right but still I don’t get it. Why me? Why–
(Just then a door opens up wide, revealing an Empire Interviewer. The light from the hallway spills in, showing Cailin in room alone.)
Interviewer: Ms. Dillon! There you are. Everyone has been worried.
Cailin: Uh huh..
Interviewer: Indeed but anyway, I was hoping I could have a word? Like how are you feeling after everything that happened at Pain for Pride X?
Cailin: Feeling? I’m feeling Nothing. Truthfully, I just want my title back, and I want Aria to suffer. Simple as that.
(Cailin’s face stays emotionless as she stares at the Interviewer. The Interviewer slowly nods her head before continuing.)
Interviewer: Oh…right, of course. And uh, what about the Sanatorium?
Cailin: What about them…?
Interviewer: Well you have been missing for a whole week after they carried you off into the back. Are you okay? What did they–
(Cailin shakes her head, placing her hand on top of the mic, cutting off the Interviewer.)
Cailin: No more questions. We’re done here.
(With that, Cailin moves her hand, and pushes past the Interviewer; leaving them standing in room as she walks away. The Camera pans back to ringside.)
(A graphic showing the various faces of members of the EAW Roster is shown, rapidly going through every person before finally stopping)
(Camera cuts back to Madison Square Garden as the EAW Draft returns from commercial)
Ring Announcer: The following contest is set for one fall and is for, the EAW NEW BREED CHAAAMPIONSHIP!!!
(“Pain” by CFO$ hits to a loud chorus of boos as Lucas Johnson walks out with a snarl on his face.)
Ring Announcer: Introducing first, the challenger, from Atlanta, Georgia, weighing in at 270 pounds… THE WRESTLING MACHINE!!!…LUCAS JOHNSON!!!!
Jake Mercer: Look at the determination and focus on the face of the King of the New Breed Division! That is how you determine the difference between a king and a peasant, the walk of purpose and Lucas Johnson is walking to the ring with a purpose tonight!
Stew-O: You’re right about one thing Jake, Lucas is walking to the ring like a man on a mission. He can’t be happy losing the New Breed Championship the way he did. It took McQueen, Elite & Wakefield collectively to take the title away from him, and I can only imagine how much he wants that title back.
(Lucas Johnson is yelling aggressively at fans in the front row as his theme song dies down and “You Will Know Our Name” by ACE+ hits to cheers from the crowd. Moongoose McQueen comes on stage with the New Breed Championship around his waist with a wide grin on his face.)
Ring Announcer: Introducing the champion, from Austin, Texas, weighing in at 236 pounds… HE IS THE NEW BREED CHAMPION!!!… THE DUKE!!!… MOONGOOSE MCQUEEN!!!!
Jake Mercer: McQueen better enjoy having that title around his waist while it lasts. By the end of this match, the King will take back his crown and sit atop his throne once more!
Stew-O: You’re being quick to jump to conclusions. Need I remind you that McQueen pinned Johnson twice in the last two weeks before Pain for Pride? If he has proven anything, it’s that he can defeat Lucas Johnson and tonight, in his first defense, he may pull of the hat-trick against the now dethroned King of the New Breed Division.
Jake Mercer: Oh, but tonight Johnson has all the motive in the world. All one can do is hope that McQueen is keeping the championship nice and clean, because the King doesn’t like people touching what’s rightfully his!
(Moongoose McQueen climbs the second turnbuckle, removing the New Breed Championship from his waist and holding it high above his head to applause as his theme fades out.)
Jake Mercer: Look at this twerps ego, getting right in the face of the king like this. Nose to nose with greatness and he dares to raise the title above his head!
Stew-O: Oh come on! Johnson with a cheap shot right off that bat! You commend this kind of behavior?!
Jake Mercer: He deserve it! Johnson is giving him exactly what he deserves. Laying boots to the wannabe champion!
Stew-O: Well the referee is doing his best to separate the two and back the challenger back to a corner. The bell hasn’t even rung yet and McQueen is already on the mat clutching his ribs. The referee is asking if McQueen wants to continue, and it looks like McQueen has given him the okay to continue as he gets back up to his feet. The referee picks up the title and hands it to the announcer as he calls for the bell.
(DING! DING! DING!)
Jake Mercer: Johnson wasting no time, runs right into the corner and sandwiches McQueen between the turnbuckle and his arm with that huge clothesline. Like a shark in the water, Johnson smells blood! He stomped on his ribs before the bell even rang and has made that his target as he pulls McQueen in and LAUNCHES HIM ALL THE WAY ACROSS THE RING WITH THAT BELLY-TO-BELLY SUPLEX. McQueen already at the mercy of the challenger. May as well hand him the championship right now.
Stew-O: McQueen is not looking so good early on. Johnson is pulling him up by the roots of his hair, only to SLAM him down onto his knee with that sickening backbreaker! He’s picking him up again, horizontal position and drops him back down with another backbreaker! He isn’t letting go though, he’s got him and LAUNCHES HIM AGAIN this time with a fallaway slam! What raw strength by the challenger!
Lucas Johnson (no mic): WHO IS YOUR KING, HUH!? WHO’S THE KING!? I AM YOUR KING!
Jake Mercer: HAHA! The crowd doesn’t seem to like that. But who cares what they think? Johnson isn’t wrong regardless if they like it or not! He has some nasty intentions, backing up into the corner, running towards McQueen! LOOKING FOR THE SLINGSHOT BODY SPLASH!
Stew-O: MCQUEEN WITH THE KNEES UP, CATCHING THE CHALLENGER RIGHT IN THE STOMACH! The champion may not have had the best start, but he’s not out of this one yet! Johnson is on his knees, not looking so good after that, looks like he may even be sick from how much velocity he had. McQueen to his feet, firing forearms at the jaw of Johnson.
Jake Mercer: To absolutely no effect! Johnson is a tough as nails! He’s still holding onto his stomach with one hand as he shoves McQueen back into the corner with just one hand! What Stre–
Stew-O: SHINING WIZARD! MCQUEEN BACK ON THE ATTACK! Not allowing Johnson to create separation, McQueen went right back in with a hard Shining Wizard to the back of Johnson’s head. The challenger now slumped over, McQueen signaling for something here as he hooks his arms around Johnson’s waist!
Jake Mercer: No way! Deadlift German Suplex?! Impossible! But look at that. Johnson regaining his composure, hard back elbows to the head of McQueen! 3 shots to the head and McQueen loses his grip and Johnson is dropped onto one knee! Wait, McQueen! SUPERKICK TO THE BACK OF JOHNSON’S HEAD! DEAR LORD I COULD HEAR THAT!
Stew-O: Johnson is dazed, McQueen going for the Deadlift German Suplex again! What strength by the champion, and he get’s it! Bridges for the cover.
Referee: ONNNEEE!!!… TWWWOOO!!
Jake Mercer: Shoulder right off the canvas! What did I tell you? Tough as nails. Had no doubt in my mind he was kicking out of that. McQueen got a few good moves in, but it’ll take a little bit more than a few good moves to keep Johnson down!
Stew-O: McQueen showing a little frustration already as he is digging his fingers into the roots of his hair. Pulling Johnson up to one knee, laying in some more forearm shots to the jaw, these ones seem to be having a little more of an effect on the challenger as McQueen backs up into the ropes looking for a running start. OH MY GOD! LUCAS JOHNSON CATCHES HIM WITH A POP-UP POWERBOMB, SENDING MCQUEEN DOWN TO THE MAT HARD AS JOHNSON FALLS BACKWARDS IN EXHAUST! These two are still showing some effects from their Ultimate X match, neither of them are at 100% but they’re trying whatever they can manage to keep the other down! Johnson can’t seem to find the strength to find the cover!
Jake Mercer: Come on Johnson! You’ve got him right where you want him! Finish this twerp already!
Stew-O: Could you be any more biased? Johnson and McQueen both getting up to their feet now. Johnson immediately grabbing McQueen in a cravate, laying in some hard knee strikes to the midsection of the champion. Trying to take all the wind out of him!
Jake Mercer: And look at that instinct from Johnson! Takes him down to the mat with a double leg takedown and is locking him into the Boston Crab! Knocks the wind right out of McQueen and then forces him into a submission hold! Making the champion weak and desperate! That’s the sign of a true champion!
Stew-O: McQueen is writhing in agony here! Center of the ring! Johnson’s weight on his hurt ribs! He’s trying desperately to crawl to the ropes but is finding trouble getting there! Johnson is planting his feet into the mat, making McQueen drag his entire weight across the ring! Can he make it?!
Jake Mercer: Of course he can’t! Johnson just drags him back to the center of the ring! The fans are trying to clap McQueen on, but face it, that’s not going to help him now! Johnson is going to snap him in half!
Stew-O: McQueen is still trying! He still has some fight in him! He’s almost there again! And JUST BY THE TIPS OF HIS FINGERS HE GETS TO THE ROPES! The referee trying to get Johnson off McQueen but the challenger is using the five-count to his advantage, breaking at four. McQueen is gasping for air as Johnson drags him back to the center of the ring by his feet, once again pulling him up to his feet by his hair.
Lucas Johnson (no mic): SHOULD’VE JUST GIVEN UP WHEN YOU HAD THE CHANCE! DO YOU HEAR ME!? I AM THE KING OF THE NEW BREE–
Stew-O: McQueen with a slap of defiance against the face of the challenger!
Jake Mercer: HOW DARE HE SLAP LUCAS JOHNSON LIKE THAT! SHOW SOME RESPECT YOU WORM! MAKE HIM PAY LUCAS! YES, JOHNSON HAS HIM BY THE NECK! CHOKESLAM COMING UP!
Stew-O: DOUBLE AX HANDLE TO THE ARM OF JOHNSON BY MCQUEEN, FORCING HIM TO LET GO. JOHNSON GOES FOR A RIGHT-SWING IN RETALIATION, MCQUEEN DUCKS! SNAP GERMAN SUPLEX! JOHNSON RIGHT BACK UP WITH A ROAR OF ANGER AS MCQUEEN TURNS AROUND INTO AN AWAITING JOHNSON! GOT HIM BY THE THROAT! CHOKESLAM WITH AUTHORITY! SENDING MCQUEEN STRAIGHT DOWN AS JOHNSON HOOKS THE LEG!
Referee: ONNNEEE!!!… TWWWOOO!!… THRE–!!…
Jake Mercer: HOW?! HOW DID HE FIND THE STRENGTH TO KICK OUT OF THAT! JUST STAY DOWN!
Stew-O: McQueen kicking out at the last possible second and even the challenger is in disbelief! But it looks like he knows what he has to do next! He’s signaling for it as McQueen stumbles back onto his feet! PICKING HIM UP INTO THE FIREMAN’S CARRY!
Jake Mercer: HERE IT COMES! F-5! F-5! F-…!
Stew-O: MCQUEEN COUNTERS THE F-5 WITH A TORNADO DDT! USING JOHNSON’S MOMENTUM TO SPIKE HIM HEAD FIRST INTO THE MAT! JOHNSON IS DOWN! JOHNSON IS DOWN! AND MCQUEEN IS ASCENDING TO THE TOP ROPE!
Jake Mercer: NO NO NO! DON’T DO IT! JOHNSON HAS A FAMILY! YOU CAN’T DO THIS!
Stew-O: HE CAN AND HE WILL! MCQUEEN FLIES! RAIIIIIIIIIIGEKI !!!! HE HITS WITH THE RAIGEKI! HOOKS THE LEG!
Referee: ONNNEEE!!!… TWWWOOO!!… THREEEEEEE!!!!
Jake Mercer: YES! JOHNSON KICKS OUT OF THE RAIGEKI! MCQUEEN HURT HIS OWN RIBS DOING THAT MOVE AND IT MADE HIM TOO WEAK TO HOLD THE COVER! WHAT A FOOL! LET’S GO JOHNS…wait…WAIT! WHAT IS MCQUEEN DOING!? IS HE GOING BACK UP TO THE TOP TURNBUCKLE!? WHAT IS HE DOING?!
Stew-O: HE IS SCREAMING AT THE TOP OF HIS LUNGS AS HE STANDS ATOP THE TURNBUCKLE ONCE MORE! I THINK HE’S GOING FOR ANOTHER ONE!
Jake Mercer: NO! DON’T DO THIS! THINK OF YOUR OWN HEALTH KID! YOU’RE ONLY GOING TO HURT YOURSELF!
Stew-O: I DON’T THINK HE CAN HEAR YOU WITH ALL THE ADRENALINE PUMPING THROUGH HIM, JAKE! HE JUMPS! RAIIIIIGEKI!!! HE HITS THE RAIGEKI A SECOND TIME AND LAYS LIMP ACROSS THE CHALLENGER! REFEREE GOES FOR THE COVER!
Jake Mercer: NO! THIS CAN’T BE HAPPENING!
Referee: ONNNEEE!!!… TWWWOOO!!… THREEEEEEE!!!!
(DING! DING! DING!)
(The crowd jump to their feet as “You Will Know Our Name” plays and McQueen lays across Lucas Johnson in exhaust.)
Ring Announcer: HERE IS YOUR WINNER…AND STIIIIIILLLLL EAW NEW BREED CHAMPION!!!…MOONGOOSE! MCQUEEN!!!
Stew-O: It took two Raigeki’s to do it, but McQueen makes his first successful defense as our New Breed Champion! Johnson gave him everything he could, but McQueen was able to persevere and hold on to his championship in this hard fought bout!
Jake Mercer: DAMN IT! DAMN IT! DAMN IT! DAMN IT!
(McQueen clutches the New Breed Championship to his chest as is kneeling in the middle of the ring, breathing heavily from that hellacious match.)
(The camera moves backstage as Ryan Marx cracks his neck, staring down at the Openweight title in front of him. He lifts it up, the light glistening off the plate itself before he hears the locker room door move. As he turns his head slightly his eyes fall upon Maero, who is rubbing his jaw from the previous match before looking towards the title that Marx is holding. He smiles moving closer to Marx who turns fully, glaring down at him.)
Maero: You know…Marx, that belt of yours looks pretty interesting. You being the Openweight champion and all, it’s no surprise that you’d look like you could take this thing all the while. A big bruiser like you…you’d probably run roughshod through any regular guy. I’d bet that’s what is going through your head right now…just who do you stomp out first?
Marx: You talk like you are trying to psychoanalyze me, Maero. I know who you are…and I know your family. I’m not in the mood to play these little mind games, how about you get to the point?
Maero: Well, here’s my conundrum. See…I’ve had my own little measure of success with title belts…but I think my sights should be set on the grand daddy of them all right now in EAW. That nice, new, shiny belt that you have around your waist. For two reasons. One, I think it would look perfect in red, and two…that seems to be the only way that I can prove my own brand of dominance and violence to everyone on EVERY roster. Do you get what I’m saying?
Marx: If you’re saying you’d like to be the first to fall to my hands, then I welcome your challenge, Priest. But understand this. I am not a regular man. I don’t play around with my prey like you do, I simply destroy them. And as long as I have this title, everyone will fall to me, until I get what I want.
Maero: Ooooh scary. Well, I do hope that you don’t expect me to fall so easily, Marx. I’m not the easiest thing to hunt down and kill.
(Maero turns, seeming as if he is going to head out before he turns around again placing his hand on the plate of the belt.)
Maero: And when we next see each other…I’m going to be raising that over my head, and you will be left bleeding on the mat. I promise.
(With that he turns around fully, exiting the locker room with a laugh. Marx himself shakes his head, strapping the belt on as the camera fades.)
(Camera cuts back to Madison Square Garden as the EAW Draft returns from commercial)
Ring Announcer: Ladies and Gentlemen, this first contest is scheduled FOR ONE FALL!
(“I Hope You Suffer” – AFI hits as Theron Nikolas slowly walks through the curtain; he’s sporting a long fur coat, black spectacles and an umbrella which rests on his shoulder. He holds the 24/7 contract in his left hand as the crowd in attendance roar with a mix of both cheers and boos.)
Ring Announcer: Introducing first from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, weighing in tonight at ONE HUNDRED AND NINETY FIVE POUNDS!! HE IS THE HOLDER OF THE TWENTY-FOUR SEVEN CONTRACT!… THERON NIIIIIIIIKKKKOOOOLLLAAASSSS!!
WWEFan: THIS THE FIRST CONTEST OF THESE TWO IN THE NEW SEASON, AND … WHAT A WAY TO START IT! THE WINNERS OF BOTH THE 24/7 BATTLE ROYAL AND THE CASH IN THE VAULT DUKING IT OUT!
Stew: Both men feats were without question impressive; they’re walking into tonight with a boatload of momentum, but only one can walk out tonight against the other! Theron looks extremely confident walking into tonight, and you really can’t blame the guy. He hasn’t taken a wrong step since walking through the doors of the company.
Pierre: Thirteen, Stew. That’s the number we’re talking about. This man hasn’t been pinned. This man hasn’t been unsubmitted. He stands in front of a tall ask tonight; the man that SHOULD be the Answers World Champion right now! Theron has proven that he is a great competitor, but tonight may be a bigger bite than he can manage to chew at this point.
(Theron places the contract on the top turnbuckle before grabbing onto the top rope and stretch. He cracks his net before turning his attention back to the stage as “I Hope You Suffer” fades out. The hint of a smile crosses Theron’s face as “You Want It Darker” – Leonard Cohen hits as the crowd immediately ERUPTS with a chorus of boos as Nico Borg slowly walks through the curtain holding the Cash in the Vault briefcase high into the air.)
Ring Announcer: Introducing his opponent from Valletta, Malta, weighing in tonight at ONE HUNDRED AND NINETY SIX POUNDS!… HE IS THE HOLDER OF THE CASH IN THE VAULT!… NICO BOOOOOOOOOORRRGGG!!!
Pierre: Do you know what these two men personify, fellas? SHOWDOWN’S ABSOLUTE DOMINANCE OF SEASON TEN! KING OF ELITE, THE GRAND RAMPAGE AND NOW BOTH THE 24/7 CONTRACT AND CASH IN THE VAULT!
Stew: There’s a major chance that neither of these two are going to be on the same brand coming off the draft, Pierre, so tonight may be the only chance the two have to square off. Nico Borg has been on one hell of a roll over the last year. He’s a former National Elite Champion. He won the Gold Rush Tournament earlier this year, going on to giving Lannister a greater fight than I believe most thought that he would. Now, the man stands with a golden ticket to a World Championship in his hand, coming so close to cashing it in after The Pizza Boy had conquered the former champion.
WWEFan: Is that still in the back of the mind of Nico Borg? I have no doubts that the man is still hurting after that grueling ladder match, no matter how much he’s trying to hide it. There’s no doubt a bad taste was left in his mouth after watching The Pizza Boy backing up the ramp with that newly won championship. It will either lead to a man who doesn’t have his head where it needs to be, or light a fire that will make this man greater than he is already becoming. But, without further adieu – let’s get this thing underway!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
WWEFan: The bell rings and this contest is now underway! Nico Borg is a pound heavier than his opponent and is also an inch taller, but this is generally an even contest. The two slowly circling around the ring, waiting for the other to make the first move – and it seems like neither are willing to wait! The two locking up and Theron quickly takes the advantage with a side headlock! Nico quickly pushing Theron into the ropes, picking up enough momentum to push him away! Theron hitting the ropes and rebounds back with a shoulder block! Nico hits the canvas, but immediately sits up – AND THERON FIRES WITH A KICK TO THE SIDE OF THE HEAD! NICO AVOIDS THE DANGER ROLLING AWAY AND BACK INTO HIS CORNER! That may have spelt an early doom for the newly crowned Mr. Cash in the Vault! Theron allowing Nico to get back to his feet; Theron is happy to start it all again after getting the better of the first exchange. The two locking up again – No! Nico with a kick to the stomach and follows it instantly with a European Uppercut! Nico with another! Theron backed up against the ropes as Nico grabs him by the arm and sends him across the ring into the ropes with an irish whip! Theron rebounds BACK INTO A STANDING BICYCLE KICK! No, Theron Nikolas catches the boot and fires a well placed kick to the hamstring! Theron swings Nico around and locks the waist, but it proves to be fleeting as Nico fires with a stiff elbow to the side of the head! Theron doesn’t break his grip, instead dropping down and pulling the legs of Nico out from under him – AND JUMPS HIGH INTO THE AIR BEFORE DRIVING BOTH FEET INTO THE BACK OF THE HEAD WITH A DOUBLE FOOTSTOMP!
Stew: NICO JUST ROLLS OUT OF THE WAY AGAIN! Nico quickly rolling under the bottom rope and to the outside, ready to have a quick breather; perhaps he may have taken Theron a little lightly. But – look out! THERON DOESN’T LOOK TO GIVE NICO THE ROOM! MAMA MIA, IT’S A TOPE SUICIDA! NO! NICO CAUGHT HIM! THERON’S IN A BAD POSITION AS NICO’S HANDS REMAIN LOCKED! OVERHEAD BELLY TO BELLY! NICO BORG SENDING THERON NIKOLAS CRASHING SPINE FIRST INTO THE EDGE OF THE APRON! THERON’S SPINE JARS IN PAIN AS NICO SHOOTS BACK TO HIS FEET AND THE REFEREE BEGINS HIS COUNT!
ONE!… TWO!… THREE!… FOUR!…
Pierre: In an instant, Nico has cut Theron’s legs out from under him with a sick Belly to Belly Suplex into the apron! Theron clutching at his back as he stumbles back to his feet – but, only to stumble back into the grasp of Nico Borg, and NICO SENDS HIM CRASHING SPINE FIRST INTO THE BARRICADE! Nico has created one hell of a target, which may come into play if Nico is able to connect with that Last Rites later in this match! Nico just stalking at Theron uses the barricade to drag himself back up – BUT NICO – RUNNING DOUBLE KNEES TO THE SPINE! NICO BORG IS LIKE A SHARK THAT SMELLS BLOOD! THAT MAY HAVE SHATTERED THE RIBS OF THERON NIKOLAS! THE LOOK ON THE FACE OF THERON NIKOLAS IS ONE OF PURE AGONY AS NICO DRAGS HIM BACK UP AND ROLLS HIM BACK INTO THE RING! NICO FOLLOWS AND SCURRIES INTO THE COVER!
ONE!! TWO!! KICKOUT!!
Pierre: THERON POWERS OUT!
WWEFan: But look, Theron clutches straight at his back. You damage the back and you take out the power that he has. This attack has been absolutely genius on the part of Nico Borg! Nico doesn’t give Theron the chance to begin to recover in the slightest, applying the chinlock the moment he tries to sit up. Nico shifting his weight and forces Theron back down to the canvas. Nico speaking into the ear of the 24/7 contract holder, trying to get into his head. Theron able to sit back up and tries to fight back to his feet; Nico still has that chin applied tight, but Theron has made his way back to a knee! Theron with a hard shot to the midsection of the Cash in the Vault holder! Theron pushes himself back to his feet and pushing Nico into the ropes, gaining enough momentum to drop forward and send Nico overhead! Nico scrambles back to his feet and swings for a wild clothesline – but, Theron ducks underneath as springboard off the middle rope! SPRINGBOARD CUTTER! NO! NO! NICO CATCHES HIM IN MIDAIR AND ALMOST DROPS HIM ON THE BACK OF HIS HEAD WITH A GERMAN SUPLEX! NICO HOLDS THE BRIDGE!
ONE!! TWO!! KICKOUT!!
Pierre: THERON KICKS OUT!!
Stew: What a counter from Nico Borg; Theron had an inch to get back into this match, but Nico cuts him off immediately! Nico getting back to his feet, but Theron isn’t too far behind him. Theron’s still dazed and rises straight back into the arm of Nico Borg who takes him overhead with a Northern Lights Suplex! Nico doesn’t hold the bridge, opting to float back over AND BEGINS TO DEADLIFT THERON BACK HIGH INTO THE AIR! BUT, THERON’S ABLE TO COUNTER AND DROP BEHIND HIM! CROSSFACE CHICKENWING! THERON LOOKING TO APPLY THAT CROSSFACE CHICKENWING, BUT NICO IMMEDIATELY BEGINS TO FIGHT! NICO SWINGS HIS HEAD BACK AND CATCHES THERON STRAIGHT TO THE NOSE! Theron stumbles back as Nico charges – BUT THERON WITH THE MUSHROOM STOMP! BOTH FEET DRIVING NICO BORG DOWN TO THE CANVAS! NICO GASPING FOR AIR, ALL OF IT BEING DRIVEN OUT OF THE LUNGS! NICO MAY HAVE NOT GIVEN HIM THE CHANCE, BUT THERON HAS FOUND A WAY TO GET BACK INTO THIS CONTEST!
WWEFan: He needs to capitalise. Theron’s back to his feet, as is Nico! Nico swings for a right, but Theron ducks underneath and hooks him! Reverse Suplex! Theron shooting back to his feet and rushes back into corner as Nico pushes himself back to a knee – RUNNING EUROPEAN UPPERCUT! THERON CONNECTS FLUSH ON THE JAW! Theron can’t go for the cover; Nico still has enough wherewithal to roll under the bottom rope, but it doesn’t seem to slow Theron down! Nico trying to shake out the cobwebs as Theron begins to pick up a full head of steam! Theron rushes back and slingshots over the top rope onto the apron BEFORE FIRING WITH A SIDE KICK WHICH CONNECTS FLUSH ON THE JAW! NICO IS STUNNED, BUT STILL REMAINS STANDING! Theron stalks as Nico turns around AND THERON FLIES OFF THE APRON, DRIVING BOTH FEET INTO THE CHEST OF NICO BORG, LAUNCHING HIM BACK WITH A FRONT DROPKICK!
ONE!… TWO!… THREE!…
Pierre: Nico is down and Theron is on the hunt. Theron grabbing at his back, but he fights through the pain! Nico’s back up again AND THERON FLOORS HIM WITH ANOTHER RUNNING EUROPEAN UPPERCUT! THIS TIME NICO BORG CRASHING BACK INTO THE BARRICADE! THAT GLAZED EYED LOOK COVERS THE EYES OF NICO AS THERON DRAGS HIM BACK TO HIS FEET AND ROLLS HIM INTO THE RING! THERON SHOOTS UP ONTO THE APRON AS NICO STUMBLES BACK UP! THERON SLINGSHOT OVER THE TOP ROPE, ONTO THE MIDDLE AND SPRINGBOARDS BACK! SPRINGBOARD CUTTER! NICO BORG DRIVEN DOWN INTO THE CANVAS! THERON SHOOTS INTO THE COVER!
ONEEEEEEEEEEEEE!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOO!! THR–KICKOUT!!
WWEFan: NICO GOT THE SHOULDER UP; IT WASN’T ENOUGH! Theron looking at the referee, but he needs to maintain control. Theron getting back to his feet and he begins to call for the end. You have to believe if he hits this that it’s over. Nico slowly getting back to his feet as Theron locks that wrist. Theron dragging him back up; Nico trying to break free as Theron pushes him away! A TOUCH OF HEROINE! IT MISSES! NICO DUCKS UNDERNEATH! THERON TURNS – AND NICO POPS HIM UP INTO THE AIR! LAST RITES! LAST RITES! NO, THERON WITH THE FRANKENSTEINER! NO, NICO BLOCKS IT – HE’S LOOKING FOR THAT STRETCH MUFFLER! THE CRUCIBLE IS ALMOST LOCKED IN! THERON TRYING TO FIGHT OUT OF IT! HE CAN’T ALLOW NICO TO APPLY THE HOLD; NOT WITH ALL OF THE DAMAGE ALREADY DONE TO THE BACK! THERON’S ABLE TO TWIST HIMSELF BACK INTO HIS BACK AND DRIVES THE BOOT INTO THE SIDE OF THE HEAD! ANOTHER! ANOTHER! THERON DOING WHAT HE CAN TO BREAK FREE! HE DOES! Nico staggers back as Theron scrambles back to his feet – BUT NICO SHOOTS FORWARD AND POWERS HIM OFF HIS FEET! HE HAS HIM SET! THE MALTESE CROSS! THERON NIKOLAS DROPPING ON THE BACK OF HIS HEAD! NICO DOESN’T GO FOR THE COVER, INSTEAD ROLLING UNDER THE BOTTOM ROPE AND ONTO THE APRON! NICO MAY BE LOOKING TO MAKE SURE THERON STAYS DOWN!
Pierre: If Nico is looking for we think he is; he’s beaten men in the past with it! Nico shakes his head again, still a little dazed, but begins to climb up to the top rope! Theron’s beginning to stir, but Nico’s up ready and perch! LEAP OF FAITH! FROGSPLASH TO THERON NIKOLAS! NICO BORG HOOKS THE LEG! THIS ONE HAS TO BE OVER!
ONEEEEEEEEEEEE!! TWOOOOOOOOO!! THRE-KICKOUT!!
Stew: NO! IT’S NOT ENOUGH! IT’S NOT ENOUGH! THERON KICKS OUT! NICO BORG IS IN ABSOLUTE SHOCK! THERON’S ARM STILL RAISED IN THE AIR, LIKE HE’S SAYING THERE’S STILL LIFE YET! Nico arguing with the referee, but he can’t give Theron the chance to recover. These two men leaving it all out there for the chance to stand over the other! Theron pushing himself back to his hands and knees as Nico just stands over him. Nico shakes his head; Theron’s may be fighting a battle he can’t overcome. Theron pushes himself back to a knee and Nico grabs him by the hair and SLAPS HIM IN THE FACE! NICO SCREAMING FOR THE MAN TO STAY DOWN AND SLAPS HIM IN THE FACE AGAIN! WAIT! THERON WITH A HARD SHOT TO THE STOMACH OF BORG AND JUMPS BACK TO HIS FEET!
WWEFan: NICO COVERS, BUT THERON FIRES WITH A KICK TO THE RIGHT KNEE! NICO DROPS DOWN TO A KNEE – AND THERON FOLLOWS IT WITH A KNEELING SUPERKICK!! THERON DOESN’T ALLOW NICO TO FALL BACK, INSTEAD PULLS HIM IN!! THERON POWERING NICO UP INTO POSITION!! HE’S LOCKS THE HANDS!! GOTCH STYLE PILEDRIVER!! WAIT A MINUTE!! LOOK AT NICO!! NICO GRABBING THE ARM – TRIANGLE CHOKE!! NICO HAS THAT TRIANGLE CHOKE LOCKED IN TIGHT!! THE FACE OF THERON BEGINNING TO TURN A SHADE OF RED!! THERON DROPS DOWN TO A KNEE; NICO MAKING SURE THAT HIS SHOULDERS AREN’T DOWN ON THE CANVAS!! THERON COULDN’T HAVE THE ENERGY LEFT THE ESCAPE!! HE NEEDS TO FIND SOMETHING!! THERON PUSHING HIMSELF BACK TO HIS FEET AS NICO TRIES TO TIGHTEN THE HOLD!! THERON TWISTS AND DRIVES THE BOOT INTO THE FACE OF NICO!! AGAIN!! AGAIN!! AGAIN!! NICO TRYING TO FIGHT THROUGH IT, BUT HIS GRIP IS DEFINITELY WEAKENING!! THERON IS FREE!! THERON STUMBLES BACK INTO THE ROPES AND LATCHES AHOLD; THEY MAY BE THE ONLY THING KEEPING THE MAN STANDING!! NICO CRAWLING BACK INTO THE ROPES, DRAGGING HIMSELF UP – BICYCLE KNEE!! THERON WITH A VIOLENT KNEE TO THE SIDE OF THE HEAD!! NICO MAY BE ON DREAM STREET AS THERON DOESN’T SLOW DOWN IN THE SLIGHTEST!! BUT, NICO SHOOTS BACK UP AND FLOORS HIM WITH A LARIAT!! THERON NIKOLAS WAS TURNED ABSOLUTELY INSIDE OUT!! BOTH MEN ARE DOWN; BOTH ARE BARELY MOVING!!
Pierre: You have to think that the first backup is directly in the box seat! These two haven’t held back in the slightest and there’s no doubt that it wears away at your opponent, but yourself also. Both men laying on the canvas sucking in those deep breaths… but Nico slowly begins to force himself to sit up. He more or less absorbed that knee to the side of the head before almost taking Theron’s off. Now, Theron forcing himself to sit up and the two lock eyes once more. They couldn’t possibly have much left in the tank. Both men pushing themselves back to a knee, and Nico doesn’t wait to fire the first shot! Theron fires back! Nico with another! Theron! Nico! Theron! Nico! Both men shifting it into the a new gear as they get back to their feet AND DO NOT RELENT IN THE SLIGHTEST! THIS HAS COME DOWN TO BOTH THESE MEN DUKING IT OUT UNTIL THE OTHER DROPS! NICO! THERON! NICO! THERON! NICO! NICO! NICO WITH A EUROPEAN UPPERCUT!! ANOTHER!! THERON FORCED BACK INTO THE CORNER, BUT NICO STILL DOESN’T STOP!! HE’S GOING TO BEAT THERON INTO UNCONSCIOUSNESS!! THAT MAY BE THE ONLY WAY TO KEEP THE OTHER DOWN!! NICO TAKES A STEP BACK AS THERON DROPS DOWN TO HIS KNEES, CLUTCHING ONTO THE TOP ROPE WITH BOTH HANDS!! THERON REFUSING TO FALL!!
Stew: Theron drags himself back to a vertical base as Nico shoots forward – BUT THERON GETS THE BOOT UP AND PUSHES HIMSELF BACK OVER THE TOP ROPE AND ONTO THE APRON!! THERON GRABS AT HIS BACK… AND IT GIVES NICO ENOUGH TIME TO CONNECT WITH A WICKED DISCUS FOREARM TO THE JAW!! THERON FALLS BACK, BUT CATCHES HIMSELF ONTO THE TOP ROPE; A CALL BACK TO THAT BATTLE ROYAL A WEEK AGO!! Nico steps up onto the middle rope – BUT CLIMBS STRAIGHT INTO THAT ROPE ASSISTED ENZIGURI!! NICO IS STUNNED, SEATED ON THE TOP ROPE!! THERON CLIMBING UP AND STANDS NEXT TO NICO ON THE TOP ROPE!! OH MY GOD!! SUPER FRANKENSTEINER!! NO!! WAIT!! WAIT!! NICO BLOCKS IT!! THERON HANGS AS A NASTY SCOWL CROSSES THE FACE OF NICO!! YOU COULDN’T THINK!! NICO POWERS HIM BACK UP!! JESUS!! LAST RITES!! LAST RITES FROM THE TOP!!
WWEFan: FRANKENSTEINER!! THERON TURNS IT BACK INTO THE FRANKENSTEINER!! NICO CRASHES TO THE CANVAS IN A BAD WAY AS THERON GETS BACK TO HIS FEET AND STALKS!! NICO CRAWLING INTO THE CORNER AND DRAGS HIMSELF BACK UP!! HE’S UP – AND THERON DRIVES BOTH FEET INTO THE JAW WITH THE RUNNING DROP KICK!! NICO DOESN’T GO DOWN, BUT HE’S MAY VERY WELL BE OUT ON HIS FEET!! THERON LOCKS THE WRIST AND CALLS OF THE END!! A!! TOUCH!! OF!! HEROINE!! IT CONNECTS!! THE IMPACT ALMOST FOLDS NICO IN HALF!! THERON COLLAPSES IN EXHAUSTION!! HE’S DRAGGING HIMSELF INTO THE COVER SLOWLY… HE’S GOT IT!! HE HOOKS THE LEG!!
ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!! THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
(“I Hope You Suffer” – AFI hits as Theron rolls off Nico and continues to lay on the canvas. He slowly pushes himself up as the referee hands him the 24/7 contract and raises his hand.)
Ring Announcer: THE WINNER OF THIS MATCH… THERON NIIIIIIIIIKKKKKOOOOOOLLLLAAAAAASSSSS!!!!
WWEFan: WHAT A WAY TO KICK OFF THE NEW SEASON! WHAT A MATCH BY THESE TWO ELITISTS! GIVING EVERYTHING THAT THEY HAD TO STAND STRONG!
Stew: You may have to consider that one a MAJOR upset. Nico had to be hurting after that Cash in the Vault ladder match today, but he still gave it his all. In the end though, Theron Nikolas reigns supreme!
Pierre: Showdown talent at it’s finest! This is what we do on Showdown, we take people and turn them into absolute superstars! Any brand would be a whole lot stronger with either of these men on their roster, but if god is gracious, he’ll keep them both where they belong – ON THE A SHOW! SHOWDOWN!
(Theron rolls out of the ring and backs up the ramp as Nico Borg sits back up with a vile scowl covering his face. Theron winks as he turns his back on the ring and heads backstage before the camera cuts elsewhere.)
(We cut backstage to a close-up of a television displaying the EAW Draft. The person appears to have rewinded to the start and is now going through the picks that have aired so far. He stops at the third round of picks, pausing on the part that shows Keelan Cetinich has been drafted to Voltage. The camera slowly zooms out to see a figure watching the monitor. It’s a man wearing a black suit, black pants and black shoes … his face however is not visible. We see his head slowly shake as he lets out a little laugh. The sound of a woman’s voice is heard from out of the shot…)
???: I must say, things have been turning out well for me so far. I can’t wait to see who we get next.
???:I must agree…well mostly. Why? Why did we have to get him over literally anybody else?
(Niki Khan walks into the frame, wearing a black and white dress. The man turns around and it’s Kenny Drake! Kenny looks at her with a big grin on his face. He has a scar on his right cheek.)
Kenny Drake: It’s a sign Niki … this war isn’t over.
Niki Khan (smirking): We’re in for an exciting Season 11, aren’t we Kenny?
Kenny Drake: Oh you bet your ass we are. You and I, we have great, big plans. The two of us are going to dominate Voltage like never before in a way that we only could have imagined.
(Kenny turns back to look at the screen…)
Kenny Drake: I’m going to have a lot of fun as the new General Manager of Voltage….
(Camera transitions backstage to a grinning Max A. Million with a microphone in hand)
Max: Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome my guest at this time, founder of Elite Answers Wrestling AND the newest-Drafted member of the Showdown Roster: CM BANKS!
(The camera pans to the left to reveal a smirking CM Banks in street clothes, nodding)
Max: What an honor it is to have you here, Banks, and I think I speak for, well, pretty much everyone else when I say I didn’t expect you to continue on here in EAW after your successful return match for the first time in FIVE years at Pain For Pride.
(Banks looks at Max, slightly confused)
Banks: You didn’t expect me to keep going, Max? You thought I was just here to ride on nostalgia hype, did ya?
Max: Well… I mean, no but–
Banks: I get what you mean. You thought I was just an obligatory Legend rising up from the grave to give it one more go in the spotlight, but that ain’t me.
Max: Well, what exactly keeps you going? Someone like you that’s achieved practically everything there is here, is there some sort of goal in mind?
Banks: Bingo. That’s right, Max, there very much is some sort of goal in mind. You–Hold on…
(Banks notices something out of camera view as he begins to walk away)
(The camera follows Banks as he makes his way over towards Nasir Moore talking to someone nearby)
(Max catches up as Banks and Nasir lock eyes)
Nasir: Oh, hey, I didn’t expect you to… Are you doing an interview?
Banks: I am, actually, and I thought you might like to be a part of it.
(Nasir looks at Max, hesitant with a look of suspicion before looking back at Banks)
Nasir: Sure… I guess. Anyway, it’s great to meet you. I’m–
(Nasir extends a hand to Banks)
Banks: I know who you are. I’ve heard a lot about you. There’s quite a few people I’ve heard all about since I came back here. The landscape of this company never stops changing, that’s what I love about it. You want to know what my goal is, Max?
(Nasir puts his hand down)
Banks: My goal is to see what guys like this are made of. Guys I’ve heard people talking on and on and on about… To find out if there’s really anything behind the hype or… Not. Anyone who’s ever stepped inside an EAW ring knows respect is earned, but what about someone like you? How many World Championships have you won? What Legends have you beat? Have you earned it?
(Nasir continues to lock eyes with Banks)
Nasir: If I haven’t, I will.
Banks: Sounds about right, but talk is cheap. I shouldn’t have to hear about you. I should already know all about you. So do something about it.
(Nasir gets in Banks’ face)
Nasir: Is that a challenge? You name it, and I’ll be there. Legends fall just the same as anyone else.
Banks: Maybe. If you get sent to Showdown, come and see me, and we’ll see if you’re worth all that talk, or if talk is all it’ll ever be.
(Banks and Nasir stare down for a few more moments before he takes his leave as Nasir and Max look on)
(Camera cuts back to the ring at Madison Square Garden)
(“Four Seasons” by Vivaldi plays all throughout the arena as a deranged Zack Crash makes his way out to the stage, proudly holding up the Hardcore Championship for all to see)
Announcer: The following contest is a Champion versus Champion Match and is scheduled for one fall!…. First, making his way towards the ring, representing Dynasty!…. From Charleston, West Virginia!…. Weighing in at 225 Pounds!…. HE IS THE NEW EAW HARDCORE CHAMPION…. “DAMAGED” ZACK CRRRRRRRRRAAAAAAAAAASSSSSHHHHH!!!….
Stew: Stew-O here with Pierre McGuire on commentary here for this contest as this absolute lunatic that was once the dominant, unstoppable Chairman of this company looks to continue his reign of terror right here tonight at the EAW Draft in this Champion versus Champion bout. At Pain For Pride, he captured a huge victory, defeating Ahren Fournier to become the new EAW Hardcore Champion. Earlier in the night, we learned that Zack Crash will be taking his “Damaged” talents over to the Dynasty Brand, along with his Hardcore Championship, and I’m sure he’d love nothing more than to start his new journey off with a big win.
(“Shock Me” by Baroness plays all throughout the arena as Stark proudly makes his way out to the stage in red and black attire and the National Elite Championship around his waist)
Announcer: And his opponent!…. Making his way towards the ring, representing Showdown!…. From New York City, New York!…. Weighing in at 210 Pounds!…. HE IS THE NEW EAW NATIONAL ELITE CHAMPION…. “THE PSYCHEDELIC SAMURAI”, STAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRKKKKKKKKKKK!!!….
Pierre: Crash may very well be making waves as a newly-crowned Champ, but he’s certainly not the ONLY newly-crowned Champion, as this man defeated Rex McAllister in one HECK of a back and forth contest to become the new National Elite Champion, and you can be certain he’s coming into this looking to knock off anyone in his way, including Zack Crash. It was revealed he’ll be returning to the Showdown Brand, and I couldn’t be happier to hear that news, so a win here would be quite a big one for us!
(DING! DING! DING!)
Stew: This contest is underway as both men circle the ring, potentially trying to size one another up… And they go in for a quick collar and elbow tie up! Both men jocking for position here… And it’s Stark who manages to break through it, capturing Zack in a side headlock! Zack’s already panicking! He attempts to force Stark off and into the ropes, but Stark immediately puts a stop to that as he drops to one knee, further applying pressure to that side headlock! Zack sounds like a deranged animal trapped in that headlock! He’s doing all he can to escape… Zack forcing himself back up on his feet… And he finally forces Stark off, into the ropes!
Pierre: Zack chases right after Stark towards the ropes, looking to follow it up! Stark hits the ropes and immediately ducks the incoming lariat from Zack! Zack turns around and he’s caught by Stark with a textbook side headlock takedown! Zack is once again panicking! He looks like he’s damn near convulsing while grounded in that headlock! Stark’s having a heck of a time just trying to keep this guy down! Zack manages to reach up with his legs, wrapping them around the head of Stark! He may have found his way out, potentially looking for a scissors lock around the skull of Stark, but Stark breaks the headlock and immediately maneuvers himself around! He YANKS his head away from Zack’s legs! HE’S TO HIS FEET! EGO DEATH – RUNNING KNEE!!!!
Stew: Zack BARELY avoids the knee as he moves out of the way and rolls away, dropping to the outside! Zack looks like his Damaged life may have just flashed before his eyes there! Stark’s in the ring showing Zack just how close that knee was to connecting and potentially ending this contest! Zack looks absolutely beside himself, muttering something – this guy really isn’t all there…
Pierre: You think so? Well nonetheless, he’s going to be counted out if he doesn’t return to the ring, so it looks as though he doesn’t have much of a choice as Crash now slowly climbs up to the apron… Stark happily welcoming his opponent into the ring as Zack looks none too pleased… Stark backs up into the furthest corner from Zack as the Hardcore Champion slowly enters to return to this contest… Stark with a sly smirk on his face as he makes his way towards Zack – Zack looking like he’s a deranged animal that’s been cornered here… Both men go in for another collar and elbow tie up! Stark breaks it as he overpowers Zack, sending him reeling into the nearest corner! STARK BURSTS FORWARD! A BOOT MISSES AS ZACK DUCKS IT! The boot of Stark nails the top turnbuckle! Stark turns around! He’s nailed with a loud forearm to the face from Zack! Another shot! ZACK’S BITING AT THE HEAD OF STARK NOW!! THIS GUY IS OUT OF HIS MIND!
Stew: The Referee gets him to let go, threatening him with Disqualification! This isn’t some Hardcore match – he can’t do that! STARK CATCHES A DISTRACTED CRASH WITH A LOUD BOOT TO THE FACE! Stark climbs up to the second turnbuckle as a Zack backpedals! AN ANGERED CRASH CHARGES BACK IN! STARK LEAPS! HE CATCHES HIM – STARKNADO!!! A VIOLENT TORNADO DDT PLANTS CRASH RIGHT INTO THE CANVAS!! STARK ROLLS THE HARDCORE CHAMPION OVER FOR THE COVER!
Referee: ONE!!!!!!!!………. TWO!!!!!!!!!
Pierre: It’s only a two count as Zack kicks out! Stark slowly rises back to his feet! He’s already signaling for the end of this?! Stark’s up with a wild look in his eyes as these fans are on their feet! He stalks Crash, yelling for him to get up! The Hardcore Champion is in dire straits right now! Stark wants to nip this in the bud! ZACK’S UP TO HIS FEET AS STARK GOES IN! STARK’S REGARDS!!!!
Stew: ZACK BARELY MANAGES TO DODGE IT AS HE DUCKS AND ROLLS TO THE OUTSIDE! He knows he just came so close to losing this once more! STARK RUSHES IN WITH A BIG BASEBALL SLIDE, CATCHING CRASH COMPLETELY OFF GUARD!! ZACK CRASHES – NO PUN INTENDED – RIGHT INTO THE BARRICADE! Stark isn’t waiting around for Zack to get himself back in the ring this time around! He’s out for blood! He was hoping to finish this contest once and for all, but Zack continues to manage to stay alive! Maybe not for long as Stark exits through the ropes and to the apron with Zack in his sights! Zack clutches the barricade, dragging himself back up… HE TURNS AROUND AS STARK LEAPS OFF THE APRON! SLINGBLADE!! A BIG SLINGBLADE RUNNING OFF THE APRON DRIVES CRASH DOWN INTO THE MAT ON THE OUTSIDE!
Referee: ONE!!…………… TWO!!………
Pierre: Stark’s focused on finishing this no matter what as he drags Zack back up… He sends Zack rolling back into the ring before sliding back in himself! Stark looks as determined as ever as he glares at Zack! He drives a boot down into the body of Zack! Another boot! Zack’s doing all he can to get back up, trying to defend himself! STARK WITH A KICK TO THE RIBS NOW! ANOTHER KICK! HE DROPS INTO A KNEE TO THE RIBS NOW! HE’S GOT ZACK IN CLOSE QUARTERS, DRIVING KNEE AFTER KNEE INTO THE BODY OF THE BATTERED HARDCORE CHAMPION!! STARK PULLS ZACK UP, POTENTIALLY LOOKING TO END THIS ONCE MORE! A LOUD KICK TO THE CHEST OF ZACK! HE’S TRYING TO DEFEND HIMSELF, BUT STARK BREAKS THROUGH IT WITH ANOTHER VIOLENT KICK! ZACK IS DAZED! STARK BACKS UP AND CHARGES IN! RAINBOW YAWNS – SUPERMAN PUNCH!!!
Stew: Zack sidesteps it! HE’S GOT STARK FROM BEHIND! BELLY TO BACK SUPLEX CONNECTS!! BOTH MEN SCRAMBLE TO THEIR FEET RIGHT AFTER THAT – STARK REFUSING TO STAY DOWN! THEY’RE UP, BUT STARK IS LOOKING HURT! HE SWINGS! ZACK WITH A KICK TO THE GUT! Stark nearly doubles over as Zack immediately hits the ropes! INCOMING – DRIVE-BY KNEE CONNECTS!! AND HE IMMEDIATELY FINISHES THE DEVASTATING COMBINATION WITH A NECKBREAKER ON STARK!!! ZACK GOES FOR THE COVER, HOOKING BOTH LEGS!
Pierre: IT’S ONLY ENOUGH FOR A ONE COUNT AS STARK KICKS OUT! Zack can’t believe it! He laid into Stark there, but it wasn’t enough! Zack rises back to his feet… And he immediately stomps away at the downed Stark! He’s laying into him! Zack puts a stop to the attack, looking towards the crowd with that deranged look in his eyes!
Zack (no mic): ERASE!!….. ERASE!!….. ERASE!!!
Stew: AND ZACK DROPS DOWN, LOOKING FOR A FULL NELSON FROM A CAMEL CLUTCH POSITION!! HE’S GOT IT – CRASH N BURN!!!
Pierre: NO–STARK IS FIGHTING IT! He’s not letting him fully lock it in just yet! Zack’s doing all he can – hoping this will be enough to put the National Elite Champion away! Stark’s fighting his way back to his feet! Zack would love nothing more than to keep this man down, but it’s all for naught right now! STARK COMPLETELY ESCAPES IT WITH AN ARMDRAG! Zack scrambles back to his feet! ZACK’S UP AND CHARGES!! SUPERKICK!!! A LOUD SUPERKICK CONNECTS FROM STARK TO THE INCOMING ZACK! ZACK’S BARELY ABLE TO STAY ON HIS FEET! HE’S ON SPAGHETTI LEGS!! STARK CATCHES HIM FROM BEHIND, CLUTCHING THE WRIST! HE SENDS ZACK OUT, AND PULLS HIM IN!! DREAM WIZARD!!!!
Stew: ZACK PULLS STARK IN FIRST–SIDE EFFECT CONNECTS!!! Both men are down! This has been quite a back and forth contest thus far, but something’s gotta give! It looks like Zack may be the only one able to keep going at the moment as he struggles to get back up… He’s got an eye on Stark with a look of determination! Zack’s back on his feet, trying to figure out what to do… And he’s got an eye on the nearby corner! I can’t imagine what he’s thinking as he stumbles over to it! He’s got something big in mind! Zack makes his ascent! Stark remains down! ZACK’S PERCHED! HE LEAPS!! DIVING ELBOW!!! IT’S NO GOOD AS STARK GETS A KNEE UP!! ZACK LANDS RIGHT ON THAT KNEE AS STARK IMMEDIATELY CAPITALIZES! HE’S GOT HIM IN A CROSS ARMBAR!!! ZACK IS TRAPPED IN THIS SUBMISSION, DESPERATELY TRYING TO GET THE ROPES!! STARK LOOKS LIKE HE’D HAPPILY BREAK THIS MAN’S ARM, AND I DON’T THINK ZACK WANTS TO RE-LIVE THAT AGAIN!! HE’S REACHING FOR THOSE ROPES, BUT THEY’RE TOO FAR AWAY! HE’S GOTTA DO SOMETHING!
Pierre: ZACK FORCES HIMSELF UP, ROLLING STARK INTO A PINNING POSITION!!
Referee: ONE!!!!!!!……… TWO!!!!!!
Pierre: STARK GETS A SHOULDER UP, BUT KEEPS THAT ARMBAR IN!! ZACK MAY HAVE NO CHOICE BUT TO TAP! NO–HE’S LOOKING FOR SOMETHING ELSE! ZACK PLANTS HIS FEET! HE’S USING EVERY OUNCE OF STRENGTH HE CAN MUSTER AS HE BEGINS DEADLIFTING STARK’S BODY UP FROM THE CANVAS!! I CAN’T BELIEVE IT! HE’S DOING IT! ZACK’S GOT STARK UP!! STARK WITH A SHOT TO THE SKULL OF ZACK! ANOTHER SHOT! HURRICANRANA!!! HE TURNS IT INTO A HURRICANRANA ON ZACK! Zack looks well aware he may have just lost all control in this one! He’s desperately scrambling to get back up, hoping he still has a chance here! Zack’s up! Stark’s back on his feet as well! BOTH MEN CHARGE IN!! STARK NAILS ZACK POINT BLANK IN THE FACE WITH A BICYCLE KICK!! ZACK STRUGGLES TO STAY ON HIS FEET! ROUNDHOUSE KICK FROM STARK THIS TIME!! ZACK’S BARELY ABLE TO STAND! HE’S OUT OF IT! STARK RUSHES IN!! RAINBOW YAWN!!! A BIG SUPERMAN PUNCH TAKES ZACK CRASH DOWN TO HIS KNEES!!
Stew: STARK IS FEELING IT!! HE’S FEELING IT, AND SO ARE THESE FANS AS THEY GET TO THEIR FEET, CHEERING ON THE NATIONAL ELITE CHAMPION! STARK GOES BEHIND, LOOKING TO FINISH THIS!! STARK’S REGARDS!!!!
Pierre: THE SUPERKICK TO THE BACK OF THE SKULL MISSES AS ZACK DUCKS IT FOR A SECOND TIME IN THIS!! HE SPRINGS UP TO HIS FEET, GRABBING STARK FROM BEHIND!! HE’S GOT HIM!! CRASH COURSE!!!! NO–STARK FORCES ZACK OFF, INTO THE ROPES! ZACK STOPS HIMSELF AT THE ROPES AS STARK BARRELS STRAIGHT FOR HIM!! ZACK NAILS THE INCOMING STARK WITH A BOOT TO THE MOUTH! STARK IS REELING! ZACK EXPLODES OFF THE ROPES! HE NAILS STARK WITH A LOUD CLOTHESLINE!! STARK DOESN’T GO DOWN! ZACK HITS THE ROPES ONCE MORE… AND A SECOND BIG CLOTHESLINE CONNECTS!! STARK STILL WON’T GO DOWN! ZACK HITS THE ROPES A THIRD TIME!! RUNNING ELBOW STRIKE!!! STARK DROPS TO ONE KNEE, TELLING ZACK TO COME ON! HE’S NOT GIVING UP! ZACK CHARGES INTO THE ROPES ONCE MORE! INCOMING!!
Stew: HIS BOOT MISSES AS STARK DUCKS IT! HE’S GOT ZACK FROM BEHIND! BELLY TO BACK SUPLEX!! NO–ZACK ROLLS OFF THE BACK OF STARK!! HE’S GOT HIM! CRASH COURSE!!!! THAT BIG SPINNING UNPRETTIER DRIVES STARK RIGHT INTO THE CANVAS AS ZACK ROLLS HIM OVER, HOOKING A LEG!!
Referee: ONE!!!!!!……… TWO!!!!!!!!!!……….. THREE!!!!!!!!
(DING! DING! DING!)
(“Four Seasons” by Vivaldi plays all throughout Madison Square Garden as the Referee raises the hand of a still hurt Zack Crash)
Announcer: The Winner of this contest by pinfall…. ZACK CRRRRRRAAAAAAAAASSSSHHHHHHH!!!!
Stew: What a contest that was! Those two men absolutely went into one another – nothing less that I’d expect from two Champions! Zack managed to pull off a big win tonight, and a big win for Dynasty!
Pierre: As much as I hate to admit it, Zack was the better man tonight, but Stark showed why he’s a force to be reckoned with regardless of this loss! Both of these men have bright futures with their respective Championships, that’s for sure!
Stew: I couldn’t agree more with you there, Pierre, and now it looks like we’re about to find out who else will be finding a home brand here with our next round in the EAW Draft!
( Camera cuts to a backstage hallway where Mr. DEDEDE stands by, stirring his coffee while talking to Dynasty GM Sebastian Monroe, Showdown GM Damien Murrow, new Empire GM Tarah Nova and new Voltage GM Kenny Drake. He has the Interwire Championship sitting on the table next to him. )
Mr. DEDEDE: I have a big vision for this company, and I plan on running it for a really long time. The Board had to concede to quite a few of my whims for me to sign on and undertake this, so I have the utmost faith in my goal coming into fruition. There’s a lot that was already set in motion by HRDO and I have so much more to accomplish, so I’m going to be really busy expanding the company in a ton of different avenues. I’m going to be too busy to babysit everybody the way HRDO had to, so I’m counting on you guys to keep everything running the way it should be. I shouldn’t have to clean up after people’s’ mess, I need you all showing more accountability than ever.
Monroe: Absolutely agreed on that.
Tarah: No problem with me, Ry.
DDD: Please don’t call me “Ry”. I’m your boss now.
( Uncomfortable silence. )
DDD: (laughing) Relax, I’m just playing geez!
( Tarah playfully punches DDD on the arm.)
DDD: By the way Murrow, you and I need to schedule some time aside for your performance review. I know HRDO didn’t get a chance to — (DDD looks off-screen) is there something I can help you guys with?
( Before DDD can continue, Chris Elite and Big Mike walk up to DDD both wearing hoodies that read “God Forgives, Elite Don’t” on the back of it. )
Chris Elite: Actually you can help me greatly. I know you and I are supposed to be coworkers now since we both got drafted to Voltage, but the big buzz apparently now is that you’re running the show.
DDD: How’s that any of your business?
Elite: It’s my business because of that.
( Elite points to DDD’s Interwire Championship, and DDD picks it up off the table. )
DDD: My title? What about it?
Elite: (mimicking DDD) “My titul, whut about it??” COME ON DDD, you know what I’m going to say. It should be mine!
DDD: Hey pal don’t think you can get bold with me just because you’ve got a 6’8 Terry Crews looking muthafucka by your side.
Elite: Look here “boss”, you don’t EVER disrespect Big Mike okay!? Secondly, I want the Interwire Championship. It doesn’t need to be holed up in board meetings and press conferences, it needs to be around my waist and in the spotlight. I suggest you do the right thing and that’s vacate the Interwire Championship!
Kenny Drake: Chris, cut it out or I’ll fire you!!!
Elite: You can’t fire greatness! As a matter of fact DDD, why don’t you do one better than that and just hand over the title to me! I’m one of the top draft picks on Voltage for a reason, put the title on Elite!
DDD: Hmmmmm… I guess you’re right. Maybe down the line I could be champion again but right now there’s just too much on my plate. So here ya go.
( Chris Elite outstretches his hands to the title, but DDD hands the Interwire title to Kenny Drake instead. )
Elite: WHAT ARE YOU DOING, WHY ARE YOU GIVING IT TO HIM?
DDD: I’m not just gonna hand you the Interwire Championship. I had to fight for that title and so will you. But I’m sure Kenny will have just the arrangements for you to prove your worth as champion. Have at it boys, I gotta bounce.
( DDD takes his leave, and the other GM’s walk off screen as well as Chris Elite looks on annoyed. )
RA: The following contest is scheduled for…
Crowd: ONE FALL!!!!!
(“I’m so Confident” by Photronique plays as the crowd shoots their feet, clapping their hands together as Consuela dashes out to the stage. She stares over to the crowd with the same warm smile before raising up the Specialist title to a huge roar by the audience.)
RA: Introducing first! From Frias, Spain!!! She is the Specialist Champion!!! CONSUELA!!! ROSE!!! AVA!!!!
WWEFan: And the woman who dethroned the longest reigning Specialist Champion in EAW History, is here tonight!! Consuela Rose Ava taking part in this champion vs. champion match! And I for one love her confidence coming out here. She saw her sister be defeated on a national stage and she’s fighting the woman that pinned her, you have to know that she is on a bit of a confidence boosting streak here tonight.
Stew-O: Consuela having beaten back the dominant Brody Sparks, and now finds herself against a very game and very dangerous opponent in Aria Jaxon. Probably the most dangerous opponent on the Women’s Roster when it comes to sheer in ring skill and presence.
Pierre: Don’t give Aria too much credit here. Consuela comes from a pedigree of wrestlers that all but trumps any other wrestler on Empire. And she has the skills to back it all up.
(“Formation” by Beyonce plays as Aria makes her way onto the stage to a standing crowd who immediately chant her name. She brushes the championship off of ‘dust’ before raising it into the air, side skipping down to the ring as she looks at the cheering crowd.)
RA: And her opponent! From Los Angeles, California!!! She is the Women’s Champion!!! ARIA!!!! JAXON!!!!
Stew-O: If we are going to talk about dominant female performers in this ring, we can’t say any names without first talking about our Women’s Champion. She has surpassed her own nickname, and you know what, I’ll coin her a new one now. This is the Queen of Empire. And I’m sure that none of you can deny that.
Pierre: Aria but up a big showing at Pain for Pride, and came out the better for it. Beating out both Cameron and Caillin to finally attain the Women’s Championship, after months of getting oh so close to the belt. Now, she has the biggest target on her back. The only sigh of relief is, she knows who her first challenger is.
WWEFan: Madison Kaline is probably watching in the wings, and Aria has to have eyes in the back of her head, but she also needs to be focused completely on what is right in front of her. Consuela isn’t a slouch when it comes to in ring competition, and she needs to remember that. Because Consuela could very easily pull off the upset win here.
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Pierre: And we are officially underway!! Aria and Consuela, circling each other in the ring, Consuela moving a bit closer. Shoots for the leg, but Aria moves out of the way quickly. Aria off the ropes and Consuela ducking down! Aria rolling off of Consuela’s back and shoots for a clothesline! Consuela ducks that and bounces off the ropes herself! Both girls passing each other by, and rebound back, and CLOTHESLINE BY BOTH GIRLS! NEITHER GO DOWN!!! Aria off the ropes again but this time Consuela follows her. Psych out, Aria turns around, AND GETS NAILED RIGHT IN THE SKULL WITH A FOREARM!!! CONSUELA EMPLOYING SOME NEW TACTICS HERE!!
WWEFan: You have to always be looking for whatever your opponent could do, cause they just might surprise you. Consuela quickly moving to a mount on Aria, throwing strikes at the top of her head, but Aria slides out from between her legs. Consuela turning around and gets caught with a hard shoulder block right into the gut. Aria rising up to her feet, and follows up that shoulder block with a European uppercut, sending her into the corner. Aria now racing after her, leaping up for a monkey flip!!! AND SHE GET’S IT…NO!!! CONSUELA LANDED ON HER FEET FROM THE MONKEY FLIP!!! ARIA GETTING TO HER FEET, AND CONSUELA RESPONDS WITH A KICK RIGHT TO THE BACK OF THE HEAD!!!
Stew-O: Consuela is being really smart and cautious here. She’s not wasting any moves here. Just keeping up her own momentum and making sure that her Aria can’t build up much of her own. Consuela grabbing Aria by the shoulders, dragging her up into a side headlock. Consuela now, transitioning from that into a hammerlock, and throws Aria’s other arm over her shoulder. Lift her up and…drops her down in a back suplex on her own arm! Aria writhing in agony and clutching at her left arm as Consuela backs up. Consuela racing forward and delivers a hard punt kick right to that injured arm! Aria sliding away from Consuela who simply grabs her by the leg and drags her back to the middle of the ring. Aria kicking her away, and Consuela grabbing at her other leg now.
Pierre: This is mostly a fight to see who can get their momentum up the fastest. Consuela slamming Aria’s legs onto the mat and reaching out, grabbing the top of her head and pulling her back to her feet. Aria throwing her hands aside and now delivers a huge forearm to the jaw of Consuela! And another! And another!!! And now a flurry of Forearms!!! Aria trying her hardest to fight her back, and Consuela with a big kick right to the stomach silences her effort. Consuela with a second kick. And another kick. And another. And another. And now just a flurry of kicks to the thigh of Aria Jaxon, and finishing it off with a leaping kick! Aria ducks it! Aria ducking that leaping kick and responds with…CONTRACT KILLER!!! SUPERKI-NO!!! CONSUELA HAD THAT SCOUTED AND DUCKED DOWN!!! CONSUELA WITH A SUPERKICK OF HER OWN RIGHT TO THE JAW OF ARIA!!!! ARIA REBOUNDING OFF THE ROPES AND CONSUELA TWISTING HER ARMS, LOOKING FOR A NECKBREAKER!!! ARIA THOUGH HOOKS THE NECK OF CONSUELA!!! ARIA WITH A NECKBREAKER OF HER OWN!!! ARIA FIGHTING HERSELF BACK INTO THIS MATCHUP!!!
WWEFan: Aria kipping up and getting the crowd behind her once again. Aria reaching down, grabbing at the head of Consuela and pulling her back up to her feet before sending in the ropes. Consuela, rebounding back and flying forward with a forearm, but Aria catching her by that arm! A judo like toss sending her back to the ground and quickly locking in a headlock! Aria twisting the neck of Consuela, who is now fighting and gasping for air here early on. Consuela wisely rolling her body weight forward, sending Aria off of her! Aria back up to her feet and Consuela up as well charging right INTO A CONTRACT KILLER SUPERKICK!!! ARIA WITH A HUGE SUPERKICK RIGHT TO THE JAW OF CONSUELA!!! CONSUELA TEETERING AND FALLS INTO THE REVERSE STO BY ARIA!!! WE KNOW WHAT COMES NEXT!!! KOJI CLUTCH!!! KOJI CLUTCH!!! 187 LOCKED IN TIGHT AND CONSUELA HAS NOWHERE TO GO!!! RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE RING!!! CONSUELA STRUGGLING HER WAY TOWARDS THE ROPES BUT ARIA HAS HER IN A VERY PAINFUL HOLD HERE! CONSUELA TAPS! CONSUELA TAPS, IT’S OVER!!!
(DING! DING! DING!)
RA: Here’s your winner, by submission, ARIA!!!! JAXON!!!
Stew-O: What a match!!! Consuela and Aria showing why both of them are the champions that they are! And look at the sportsmanship here, Aria helping Consuela up and raising her arm as well. That’s the mark of a true champion! Consuela and Aria have the entire world of Empire on their shoulders right now, and Aria especially has a big target on her back. We will just have to see how the rest of the season fairs for her.
(The titantron flickers with static multiple times, laughter echoing out of it before it shoots up in the oh so familiar setting of the red light room. Eclipse bats at the swinging light, laughing to himself as he looks around the room before pausing. With a soft sigh he lifts up his hand, revealing HRDO’s mask held tight in his fingers.)
Eclipse: And oh so many had doubted me! They doubted that I could ever do this. That I could tear away the fabric of his reality, of the reality of the Agile Beast and show the world that the monster had truly fallen. But that is exactly what I did. I pulled away, not only the mask, but the very identity of the monster that was HRDO. I exposed the whole world to the truth of my cause! To the real meaning behind my actions! That in the end, I am the master of the darkness here! I alone am the only one that is the savior in the shadows. I am the saint of Sanguine and it is here, on Dynasty, that I shall make my presence felt in full! My family now…are the only monsters that dwell in these war torn forests. And though we once were hyena’s, surviving off the scraps and hunting when we could, we are no longer! We are now the monsters that hunt other men! The Grendels, Wendigos, Bunyips, Jack in Irons, and the Coven that stalks these lands…and we are unstoppable. Now more than ever.
(A huge form stirs in the back, blocking out the light as he makes his way forward. Eclipse laughs as the figure of Apocalypse fully is shown. His eyes glow with a smoldering rage as Eclipse places his hand on his shoulder before moving closer to the camera.)
Eclipse: I want to introduce you to someone. Someone that has been waiting a long…long time to see you all. This is my brother, Apocalypse Diemos. He was born on the same hour of the same day as I. He is my warhammer in this battle. The destructive force of nature that is mankind’s rage and atrocities made flesh. An engine of destruction. And he is a part of my family. Now, more than ever, the Sanatorium is strong. My family is strong. And EAW has nowhere to run. Your saviors have failed to kill us, EAW! Your monsters have failed to stop us! We have consumed your fire, do not fear your glass, and have absorbed your electricity, and now…now what can you do to stop us? But we don’t desire control, no no no. We desire only the salvation of the outcasts. And that’s what we shall give them. Salvation. And those that stop us…we shall give…Devastation.
(Eclipse laughs as Apocalypse places his hand on the light bulb just above him. His eyes drift up to it for an instant before looking back towards the camera.)
(With that single word, his hand clenches, and the light is extinguished, crushed beneath his palms. Eclipse’s laughter fades with the darkness as the camera cuts back to ringside.)
(FINAL COMMERCIAL BREAK)
Ring Announcer: The following is a triple threat, Champion of Champions match and it is scheduled for one fall!
(The Mission by Puscifer featuring Milla Jovovich starts to play up on the PA system as Tiberius IV comes out from the curtain with confidence in his walk and the EAW Championship hanging over his shoulder. He holds it up and gives it a kiss, drawing the ire of some of the crowd with his arrogance. As they boo him he walks down the ramp.)
Ring Announcer: Introducing first, from Gaia, weighing in at 213 pounds, he is the EAW Champion…….TIBBBBBEEEERRRRIIIUUUUSSSSS IVVVVV!!!!
WWEFan: Here comes the newly made EAW Champion, fresh off a big victory at Pain For Pride X! The first half of 2017 has treated Tiberius IV EXTREMELY well. He hit the ground running with the new year by winning the King of Elite and never stopped moving on up. Tiberius has shown himself to be nothing less than a top tier talent and with a night like this where he has the chance to once again show his superiority, he is no doubt going to do whatever he can to take this win. Season 11 will no doubt be a great season for this man and beating two fellow world champions will support that claim!
(“Kashmir” by Led Zepplin plays as Jamie O’Hara steps out onto the stage drawing a great reaction from the crowd. He is sporting a black and white attire to match with his ”Saint of Violence” T-Shirt. He looks around at the sold out crowd and undoes his World Heavyweight Championship, pulling it off of his waist and raising it up high in his hand.)
Ring Announcer: From Melbourne, Australia, weighing in at 241 pounds! He is the EAW World Heavyweight Champion……JAAAAAAMMMIEEEEE OOOOOO’HARRAAAAAAAAA!!!!
Stew-O: Jamie O’Hara has made some incredible strides in recent months during his run on Dynasty. After over a year of waiting Jamie O’Hara has found himself back on the top of the mountain as a world champion in this company and has proven himself to be a lot more prepared this go around with an unforgettable Pain For Pride performance last week. He wrapped up two years worth of history there and now he has the chance to tie up another loose end in the form of Tiberius IV here. Last time these two were in a Triple Threat together Tiberius came out on top as KOE. Jamie can kill two birds with one stone by redeeming that loss and also heading into season 11 as our Champion of Champions.
(“Crippled By Pizza” by HORSE the Band plays as the crowd explodes for the arrival of The Pizza Boy who comes running down the ramp with the Answers World Championship wrapped around his waist. He runs up the steps but then slows down his pace when walking around the apron, eyeing Tiberius IV before getting into the ring.)
Ring Announcer: From New York City, New York, weighing in at 175 pounds! He is the Answers World Champion………THEEEE PIZZZAAAAA BOOOOOOOOYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!
Pierre: The crowd is on their feet right now for this man! The Pizza Boy has the crowd in the palm of his hand as they absolutely can not wait to see him in action. Pain For Pride was an amazing night for him as he finally was able to truly hold the Answers World Championship in his hands and enjoy his celebration! Pizza Boy can really enjoy his spot on the top of the mountain! He has plenty of momentum heading into season 11 and it would be even better if he wins tonight against Jamie and Tiberius!
(DING! DING! DING!)
WWEFan: Here we go! Our Champion of Champions match has begun but the action has yet to start as not a single one of those men stepped out of their corner once the bell rung! I would honestly be a bit hesitant myself, this isn’t like a one on one match up, if you move you’re now opening yourself up to TWO other people. These Champions recognize that and so they’re being cautious, taking smaller steps and shifting their eyes back and forth between their opponents. Tiberius IV is seeming extra paranoid, he has both of his hands up and is ready for anything! Pizza Boy has his eyes locked on Tiberius briefly before looking at Jamie O’Hara who appears to be more relaxed than either competitor — OH! The most paranoid of the fray, Tiberius IV, runs straight for Pizza Boy and blindsides him with a forearm, knocking him down! Tiberius gunning for his enemy out of the gate as he then runs over to Jamie O’Hara and pounces on him, shooting him into the turnbuckles and then cornering him for shots to the face! Tiberius is hoping to use the element of surprise in his favor for this attack!
Stew-O: Jamie O’Hara pushes Tiberius IV away for some distance but Tiberius runs right back to him! Oh, wait! Our EAW Champion is stunned with a boot to the face! He staggers back, giving Jamie that separation he needed as Jamie now climbs up and stands himself on the middle rope! Standing elbow right across the shoulder blade of an incoming Tiberius! Tiberius hunches over with that hit and that leaves him open for Jamie O’Hara to pull him in and place him between his knees! Jamie goes to flip Tiberius up…BUT THERE GOES PIZZA BOY RUSHING IN AND DELIVERING A BEAUTIFUL DROPKICK RIGHT TO THE FACE! JAMIE JUST GOT DROPPED!
Pierre: Hey, Tiberius is trying to use that in his favor! Jamie falls on his back and Tiberius flips over and holds back his legs in a bridging pin! Tiberius might quickly steal one!
Referee: ONEEE —
Pierre: Nevermind there, Pizza Boy wasn’t a fan of that and walked over and broke it up, literally walking over Tiberius’ rib cage to force him to break that! As Tiberius sits up in pain to feel his ribs over, Pizza Boy swings his leg into his chest for a roundhouse kick! Tiberius rolls away, heading to the ropes for some comfort, but he will not be getting any of that as Pizza Boy takes advantage of his placing, barreling into him with a baseball slide and shooting him to the outside of the ring! PB taking one of the men out of the equation so he can go ahead and focus on Jamie!
WWEFan: A good idea but it might not be properly executed! Pizza Boy walked over to a downed Jamie O’Hara to capitalize on him but the World Champion had other ideas, shooting up and catching him off guard with a ring shaking spinebuster! Jamie O’Hara is on top of Pizza Boy as he is trying to turn over and crawl away! Jamie remains on him though, wrestling him face down onto the canvas just as he tried to get on his fours and crawl away! Jamie showing some aggression by literally GRINDING PB’s face into the mat to get rid of some of his resistance! Now that Pizza Boy has been weakened, Jamie O’Hara gets him in a waist lock!
Stew-O: Jamie is standing up with Pizza Boy in his arms, struggling and kicking away at the air as he just shrugs it off and then TOSSES the Pizza Boy with a German suplex! Pizza Boy gets up while holding his neck, easily opened up to Jamie who heads over to him and catches him with a knee lift for a follow up! Pizza Boy is still on his feet but dazed as he swings at Jamie in desperation! Jamie backs away from his shot and advances to him for a hard lariat! Jamie got him bad there and now has some time to plan out his next move, or so he thought! Tiberius is calling for his attention on the apron and Jamie of course has no problem in giving it to him!
Pierre: No! Jamie fell into his trap as Tiberius IV came prepared! KAMEHAMEHA TO THE CHEST! Jamie O’Hara went flying back from the force Tiberius put behind that double palm thrust! Tiberius is gripping the ropes now, feeling ready to go high risk, the Head Hunter perhaps? We might not find out because Jamie is walking away for some space as a wounded man! Tiberius slingshots himself over to the ropes, landing perfectly on his feet before running straight at the retreating Jamie! No rest for the weary….SHOOOORRRRYUUUUKEEEENNN!! THAT RUNNING EUROPEAN UPPERCUT CONNECTS! Jamie just got rocked as his head whipped back there! He walks behind Tiberius, stepping around on spaghetti legs — but he manages to snap out of it soon enough!
WWEFan: Jamie reaching out and grabbing Tiberius by the hair! He pulls Tiberius back, causing him to fall over! Jamie could not allow for Tiberius to keep up that level of attack and had to cut him short! He grabs the legs of Tiberius and rolls him up into a wheelbarrow position! The upper body of Tiberius is hung up…AND PIZZA BOY GRABS HIM BY THE HEAD, PLANTING HIM FOR A DDT WITH ASSIST FROM JAMIE! A GERMAN INTO THE CORNER AFTER THAT BY JAMIE WHO STILL HAD TIBERIUS’ LEGS! Some great teamwork put on display but that is only temporary in a match like this as before Jamie can even turn around, there goes the Pizza Boy jumping up onto his shoulders and then dropping him on his head for a wicked reverse hurricanrana! Jamie falls over onto his stomach and then pushes up onto his knees, favoring his neck while Pizza Boy is watching him and planning out his next attack!
Stew-O: Pizza Boy has the crowd in the palm of his hands as he is psyching himself up, running over and hitting the ropes for a — HANG ON! Jamie, off what has to be instinct, is able to counter with a scoop slam, stopping Pizza Boy right in his tracks! As soon as Jamie does that though he rolls over onto his beck and catches his breath! Jamie getting up prematurely to deliver that move and possibly aggravating his hurt neck in the process! What a back and forth by these three Elitists! Both men are down and as all of this is happening Tiberius is right there leaned up against that corner, watching and recovering from his injuries! Tiberius steps out….sees Pizza Boy….AND HE GETS ON TOP OF HIM FOR A PINFALL!
Pierre: Kickout by Pizza Boy but Tiberius IV doesn’t even skip a beat though! He jumps onto Jamie O’Hara and again tries for a pin on him!
Referee: ONEEEEE —
Pierre: Nope! Jamie pushes him off with incredible force! Tiberius is looking annoyed, he wanted to get out of here fast! He gets to the blind side of his opponents, making sure to stay out of their vision as he creeps around, waiting for whoever will rise first! Pizza Boy is stirring and Tiberius is looking extra close at him! He now has all of Tiberius’ focus, the EAW Champion is stalking him! Pizza Boy has his back turned to him and is unaware as TIBERIUS IV RUNS UP! STRIKE OF MIDNNIIIGHTTTT! NO! Pizza Boy evades it and forces Tiberius to stop his plan! Pizza Boy is on high alert and is scrambling to get to his feet so that he may be on an even playing field with Tiberius, but Tiberius is one step ahead of him! SUPERKICK TO THE CHIN! THAT HIT THE MARK PERFECTLY, WHAT A SICK SOUND!
WWEFan: Jamie O’Hara looks to intervene but Tiberius does a drop toe hold, tripping him up and causing him to fall throat first onto the middle rope! That is not where you want to be if you are our World Heavyweight Champion! Tiberius IV is coming toward him with evil attentions, but Jamie gets himself off of that middle rope and then goes for a backdrop, throwing Tiberius over to the outside! But wait! Tiberius lands on the apron! He makes Jamie face him and then grabs him! SUPLEX BY TIBERIUS SENDING JAMIE O’HARA OUT OF THE RING AND TO THE GROUND! TIBERIUS MADE SURE TO KEEP ONE ARM WRAPPED AROUND THE ROPES SO HE HIMSELF WOULDN’T FALL WITH JAMIE! JAMIE THOUGH LANDS ON HIS FEET! Tiberius gets between the ropes and gets in the ring! He runs across the ring and rebounds off the ropes for momentum….
Stew-O: SUICIDE DIVE ONTO JAMIE O’HARA! TIBERIUS CRASHED RIGHT INTO O’HARA AND SENT THE BACK OF HIS HEAD ONTO THE BOTTOM ROPE! Tiberius IV felt some of that too! Both guys are taking their time trying to get up, using each other to pull themselves up. Now that they’re back up to a vertical base they are ready to begin fighting again, but they need to look out because of PIZZA BOY! PIZZA BOY GOES TO JOIN THEM OUTSIDE AS HE HOPS ONTO THE TOP ROPE AND THEN FLIES ON TOP OF THEM WITH A PLANCHA, TAKING DOWN BOTH MEN! ALL THREE OF OUR WORLD CHAMPIONS ARE NOW ON THE FLOOR, DOWN AND HURTING! IT’S ANYONE’S GAME AT THE MOMENT! The crowd is divided as they are split between the brands they are repping! Though it seems to be particularly leaning toward the Pizza Boy now that he is showing the most sign of life of the three! Pizza Boy is using the steps to help guide him to his feet and now he looks over at his opponents!
Pierre: SOCCER KICK TO THE GUT OF TIBERIUS! He saw Tiberius holding onto that tarp and trying to get up and so he stopped him from doing that! Pizza Boy now takes Tiberius IV and roughly tosses him into the ring as he gets up on the apron and looks to join him inside the ring! Pizza Boy would want nothing more than to be able to say he pinned Tiberius! He gets ready to head in as….OUCH! THERE IS STILL ONE OTHER PERSON PIZZA BOY DIDN’T ACCOUNT FOR! JAMIE GRABS PB’S LEG AND MAKES HIM HIT THAT APRON FACE FIRST! Jamie now slings Pizza Boy over his shoulder and looks to follow it up! POWERSLAM ONTO THOSE STEEL STEPS! PIZZA BOY SHIVERING IN PAIN BEFORE GOING SUDDENLY LIMP AND FALLING OVER! Jamie O’Hara has just found a long term way to turn this into a one on one match and is able to pick up the pieces Pizza Boy left when it comes to Tiberius! Jamie O’Hara rolls into the ring, measures Tiberius….and just lights him UP with a brutal knife edged chop! Jamie O’Hara then goes for an Irish whip and kneels over to wait on Tiberius’ comeback!
WWEFan: Hold on! Tiberius IV is not following the plan! He halts his moment, stops in front of the hunched over Jamie and leans in to BITE HIM! THE KOMODO BITE! TIBERIUS IV’S TEETH ARE SINKING INTO THE SKULL OF JAMIE AS HE IS IN A HURRY TO GET TIBERIUS OFF OF HIM! A SHARP RIGHT TO THE SIDE OF THE ABDOMEN MAKES TIBERIUS LET HIM GO! Jamie is pissed off as he keeps Tiberius in his clutches and THEN A SNAP SUPLEX GETS DELIVERED! Jamie O’Hara is trying to shake the cobwebs there and check his forehead for any bleeding, using his hand to scan around his skull before getting back to the task at hand! Jamie O’Hara is following Tiberius who is hiding in the corner! Jamie smirks and gets behind him, trying to yank him away from that corner, but Tiberius won’t budge! He is hooked to those ropes and is holding on for dear life, Jamie can not get him away from that corner! Again and again Jamie tugs at him, until finally he is able to pull Tiberius IV away! OH MY GOD! TIBERIUS IV JUST SPIT MIST INTO JAMIE O’HARA’S EYES! THAT RED MIST!
Stew-O: WE SAW TIBERIUS TRY TO USE THAT SAME ONE AT PAIN FOR PRIDE! THAT MIST IS USED TO BURN THE OPPONENT! MOST OF THAT GOT DIRECTLY INTO JAMIE’S EYES! HIS EYES MUST BE BURNING! JESUS, THEY’RE RED! JAMIE IS HOLDING THOSE EYES AND TRYING TO WIPE THE MIST OUT WHILE TIBERIUS GETS HIM IN A ROLL UP!
Pierre: Jamie powers out of it! The match is still on! Jamie is still having to keep those eyes closed though! He can’t bare to open them as that mist is still in there and is stinging his eyes like all hell! Jamie rises up to his feet and walks right into Tiberius’ clutches! FLAPJACK BY TIBERIUS IV! Tiberius is calling his shot, he’s ready to wrap this up!
WWEFan: Who is that yelling — oh! Pizza Boy! Pizza Boy has stood himself up on those steel steps and is now walking on the apron! I don’t know how Pizza Boy is still standing after getting dropped directly on his back against those steel steps! Tiberius sees Pizza Boy calling him out and is fired up, letting go of Jamie O’Hara and heading over to the Answers World Champion! There is no love lost between these two as Tiberius rushes at the shaky Pizza Boy without any hesitation! WOAH! The Pizza Boy was a lot more prepared than we thought! A JAWBREAKER ACROSS THE ROPES! Pizza Boy now grips the rope and springboards! FLYING FOREARM TO TIBERIUS! Pizza Boy is on Tiberius IV and is punching away! Pizza Boy is laying into his former tormentor right now as Tiberius is too overwhelmed to give a response!
Stew-O: Tiberius finally manages to push Pizza Boy away from him and get to his feet but as he has his back turned to him Pizza Boy jumps up for an enzuigiri to the back of the head! Tiberius nearly falls over but is able to shake it off and then get back into action! As this is going on look at Jamie O’Hara rolling out of the ring! Jamie is at ringside flushing his eyes out with water, doing what he can to get that mist out of his eyes! Tiberius grabs at Pizza Boy but PB rolls underneath his grasps and is now behind him! Tiberius turns around! Boot to the gut! Pizza Boy grabs Tiberius IV — SPECIAL DELIVERY! PIZZA BOY MUSTERING UP THE STRENGTH FOR THE TIGER DRIVER ON TIBERIUS IV!
Pierre: TIBERIUS WEIGHS HIMSELF BACK DOWN ONTO THE CANVAS, CUTTING OFF THE MANEUVER! Tiberius breathes a sigh of relief as he then flips Pizza Boy over in a snapmare! Tiberius gets underneath the legs of Pizza Boy and stands up, picking Pizza Boy up onto his shoulders as he has him in electric chair position! The EAW Champion is looking to go for the GAME CLINCHER! Oh! Pizza Boy JAMS his elbow into the top of his head! Tiberius drops Pizza Boy back onto his feet as Pizza Boy once again hits the ropes! Tiberius reacts quick to his arrival though! HE POPS PIZZA BOY UP INTO THE AIR! WAIT! PIZZA BOY USES THAT BOOSTAND LEAPFROGS RIGHT OVER THE HEAD OF TIBERIUS! PIZZA BOY IS LOOKING FOR A BACKSLIDE BUT NO! Tiberius won’t be moved! Tiberius leans forward ;He forces Pizza Boy up onto his back! GORY BOMB BY TIBERIUS! Tiberius smiles as he comes out the winner of that sequence! Tiberius is now looking for something even bigger here as he picks Pizza Boy up! He walks around with Pizza Boy in his arms, guiding him to the corner! Tiberius has Pizza Boy up on the top rope and is looking to join him there! SEISMIC TOSS BY TIBERIUS!
WWEFan: YOU SPOKE TOO SOON THERE! PIZZA BOY REMAIN FIRMLY UP TOP, HALTING THE MOVE! THESE TWO ARE STRUGGLING UP TOP FOR CONTROL! PIZZA BOY REARS BACK AND HEADBUTTS TIBERIUS, STUNNING HIM! Pizza Boy sees his chance and is taking it, he’s repositioning himself! Pizza Boy slides off of the body of Tiberius…..SUNSET FLIP POWERBOMB! Hang on, Tiberius clutches the top rope! Pizza Boy trying to yank Tiberius off, focusing all of his efforts on getting him off to deliver that powerbomb and — WHAT!? JAMIE! SUUUUUUUUUPPPPPEEERRRKICCCKKK!!!! JAMIE O’HARA CATCHING PIZZA BOY IN THE FACE WITH A SUPERKICK, FORCING HIM TO LET GO OF TIBERIUS AS HE FALLS OVER IN A HEAP! Jamie took some time and laid low, letting them take their mind off of him for a bit so he could slide in and pick his spot! Jamie O’Hara grabs Tiberius by the tights…and then SLAMS him down onto the mat! Jamie O’Hara owes Tiberius for that mist earlier and Tiberius is backing away for some separation! Tiberius realizes retreat is not an option and so he charges at the World Champ!
Stew-O: Jamie O’Hara strikes first! SLINGBLADE DELIVERED TO PERFECTION! Jamie heads to Tiberius to continue delivering punishment BUT TIBERIUS CATCHES HIM WITH ANOTHER KAMEHAMEHA! Jamie steps back from that and then walks into a low aimed dropkick to the knee! Jamie O’Hara has fallen over as Tiberius wishes to act! Jamie catches him with a dragon screw leg whip! Tiberius is scrambling to his feet after that but Jamie can’t just worry about him! There goes Pizza Boy turning him around — LAST SLICE! THE LAST SLICE ON JAMIE O’HARA AS O’HARA IS OUT LIKE A LIGHT! PIZZA BOY COVERS!
Referee: ONEEEEEEEEEEEEE….TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO….THRRRRR —
Pierre: Tiberius IV leaps into the situation to break that pinfall up! Tiberius is stomping on Pizza Boy now, not allowing him to get up! A barrage of kicks and punches are coming his way, battering the poor man! Pizza Boy tries to sit up only to get knocked right back down by Tiberius IV’s assault! Tiberius is just beating down on him, finally stopping now that he thinks he has done enough…or at least because he has something else in mind as he jerks Pizza Boy up to his feet by his NECK and then DRIVES HIM SHOULDER FIRST INTO THE STEEL RING POST! PIZZA BOY GOT THROWN SO HARD HE ALMOST WENT FLYING OUT OF THE RING UNTIL TIBERIUS PULLED HIM BACK BY THE TIGHTS! TIBERIUS IS LOOKING TO STACK HIM UP FOR A PIN!
WWEFan: Pizza Boy gets his shoulder up off of the mat, even with all of that weight from Tiberius IV pushing him down! Pizza Boy is fighting through the pain and forcing himself up! He puts his fists up and challenges Tiberius to come at him! Tiberius rushes in for an uppercut as Pizza Boy almost falls off of his feet! OH! Pizza Boy pops him in the mouth in return! Then a jab right between the eyes! Tiberius is getting rocked here! He catches Pizza Boy in the jaw as Pizza Boy has to back into the ropes to keep himself standing….BUT THEN PIZZA BOY JUMPS UP AND SLAMS HIS HEAD INTO TIBERIUS! A SECOND HEADBUTT BY PIZZA BOY! THAT’S THE TYPE OF BLOW THAT CAN GIVE YOU A CONCUSSION! Tiberius is feeling his skull, he is leaned over and hurting badly! Pizza Boy, with one good arm is smashing the back of his head again and again with rights! This is his opening, this is his shot!
Stew-O: Pizza Boy thinks he has done enough as he cradles Tiberius IV’s head in a cravat! Oh, this can only mean one thing! ANOTHER LAST SLICE BY PIZZA BOY! WAIT! TIBERIUS CATCHES PIZZA BOY MID FLIP! HE POPS PIZZA BOY UP ONTO HIS SHOULDERS! GAME CLINCHER DELIVERED BY TIBERIUS IV! TIBERIUS DROPPED PIZZA BOY ON HIS HEAD AS HE FINALLY GOT IT! TIBERIUS LAYS ON HIS BACK TO CATCH A BREATHER, A GIANT GRIN FORMING ON HIS FACE AS HE KNOWS HE HAS THIS!
Pierre: Tiberius rises to his feet feeling confident, he’s getting ready to walk over to Pizza Boy — BUT OH MY! IN EXCELSISSSSS!! THE RUNNING KNEE STRIKE RIGHT ACROSS THE FACE! TIBERIUS NECK WHIPS BACK AND SPIT FLIES AS HE DROPS LIKE A TON OF BRICKS! JAMIE JUST CAME FROM OUT OF NOWHERE YET AGAIN AS HE WAS ABLE TO RECOVER AND LAY LOW! HE GRABS PIZZA BOY AND TOSSES HIM OUT OF THE RING! TIBERIUS IS ALL TO HIMSELF AS IT IT JUST THE TWO OF THEM! JAMIE O’HARA DROPS DOWN AND HOOKS THE LEG! WE HAVE A COVER! COUNT IT REF!
Referee: ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!
(DING! DING! DING!)
(“Kashmir” by Led Zepplin plays as Jamie O’Hara sits up looking satisfied with himself. He pulls himself up to his feet using the ropes and then walks over to the referee who raises his hand up high.)
Ring Announcer: The winner of this match…..JAAAAAAAMMMIIIEEEEE O’HAAAARRRAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!
WWEFan: Jamie O’Hara with the victory here after an extremely close call! What a match between all three Champions! The Pizza Boy and Tiberius IV got a little too caught up between each other toward the end there as their rivalry reared its ugly head and Jamie was able to strategize for it and steal the win! Some smart thinking there by the World Champion!
Stew-O: Plenty of credit to him but credit has to go to all three men there, it was anyone’s game throughout that entire match! At the end of the day all three Champions have bright future’s ahead when it comes to this season!
Pierre: Indeed! Season 11 has all of the makings to be EAW’s best season yet and these three are gonna have a huge hand in leading the cause as the whole landscape has changed! Thank you for tuning in to the EAW Draft everyone, we will see you next week as the brands get to show off their new rosters! Goodnight everybody!
(Jamie O’Hara walks up the ramp with his World Championship as Tiberius IV recovers in the ring, grasping his EAW Championship, and Pizza Boy gets up at ringside retrieving his Answers World title.)