Midsummer Massacre 7

 


PRE SHOW

( Midsummer Massacre logo, poster and graphics all open up to “Doin It” by Epic Empire )

Narrator: Ladies and gentlemen, Battleground presents the EAW Midsummer Massacre 7 Pre-Show!

(The camera opens up into a round table set overlooking the ring and stage of this year’s Midsummer Massacre. At the table are Flannery McCoy, Ken Stark and Aurora Rose.)

Flannery: Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the Midsummer Massacre pre-show! I’m your host for the evening, Flannery McCoy, alongside the Match Maker for Battleground Ken Stark and our guest panelist for the evening, one of the upcoming entrants in the Empress of Elite tournament… Aurora Rose! I’d like to thank you both for joining me and Ken, thank you for the opportunity to host tonight.

Ken: Think nothing of it! You’ve been doing great on Battleground and I can’t think of a better way to have Battleground represented then by having its exclusive investigative journalist herself host! And I must say, I’m so glad I decided to include myself on this panel, I’ve been wanting to do one of these since I took up the office on Battleground. And I must say, it’s quite an honor to be joined by an athlete the caliber of Miss Aurora Rose.

Aurora: Thanks, Mr. Stark! It’s great to be here!

Flannery: So let’s get down to business! We’ve got a stacked card for tonight’s show, and let’s start off with the New Breed Championship match as TLA is set to do battle with the challenger JJ Silva!

Ken: As I understand it, JJ Silva formed the Iconomy in order to further themselves in standing, and they’ve decided that trying to deliver the New Breed Championship back to EAW is the best course of action. I can’t say I blame them, and I’d say they’ve done a good job so far. The question is can TLA manage to defeat JJ Silva and retain his championship tonight? I’d say yes if it weren’t for the Iconomy being with him at ringside. I don’t think he’ll be able to overcome the combined efforts of all three of these men. JJ Silva walks out the New Breed Champion tonight.

Aurora: Well, I can’t say I’m too big a fan of JJ Silva, but TLA has always been very kind to me and has even offered me roles in movies he likes to direct! I’ve turned them all down because I’m focusing on my wrestling career, but who knows, maybe I’ll get a big break starring as a superhero in one of his movies someday! So I hope TLA wins!

(Flannery awkwardly shuffles her papers, her face turning red with fluster.)

Ken: I think it’s best that you never do any of TLA’s movies ever.

Flannery: Moving on! Next we have the Vixen’s Championship match where Tarah Nova will defend against a Maddie with a new view on life.

Ken: I shudder to think what could have been dwelling dormant within Maddie’s soul to have caused such a drastic shift in attitude, but it has served her immensely well here. I think tonight’s the night that the untouchable Tarah Nova finally meets her end as champion. Aurora you have a unique perception on this match, do you not?

Aurora: You betcha! Many people say if it weren’t for Maddie that I wouldn’t have beat Tarah Nova, and while I believe I would have beat her in any situation, I know that Maddie’s presence had a huge effect on that match and on Tarah’s mind. Something has changed in Maddie, and I’m not entirely sure Tarah is ready to deal with it. I think Maddie wins.

Flannery: Very interesting. Next up on the list, we have the National Elite Championship match, where the incumbent champion and Dynasty Wrestling defect Tiberius Jones will defend his championship against the undefeated stalwart Dynasty known as Vance Tybull. This one looks to be intense.

Ken: Anything I’ve seen Vance in has been an intense affair. This kid is unrelenting, and he’s primed and ready to break out. There’s no doubt he’s the biggest rising prospect Dynasty Wrestling has on their side, and I honestly wish he would have stayed in EAW so I could use him on Battleground. He seems to have found a mentor, but I think even with all that, Tiberius Jones is as tenacious and wily as they come and EAW stands to gain the National Elite Championship if Tybull loses, which I know Crash has a vested interest in usurping all of Dynasty’s championships. With that in mind, I don’t think Vance Tybull has a single chance at winning this match tonight.

Aurora: But Vance is so brave and strong! I definitely think he’s going to win, he’s been able to overcome everything!

Ken: Try not to drool when you’re talking about him, it makes it obvious you’re thinking with your libido.

Flannery: Uh… next up is Zack Crash vs. Ryan Savage! Ryan Savage has been defying the boss and competing on Dynasty Wrestling for quite a while now! Mr. Crash has been none too happy, but Ryan Savage hasn’t backed away, even going so far as being the one who challenged Crash to this match here tonight!

Ken: Very true, but Mr. Crash has never been one to back away from handling matters himself. Whether you agree with his decisions or not, you have to at least admire that aspect about him, he’s not afraid to do things for himself. Zack Crash has all the power, and for that very reason I can’t see anybody but him emerging victorious tonight. Ryan Savage has been impressive in his brashness, but he’s bit off more than he can chew here tonight. Plus it’s never wise to pick against the chairman. Wouldn’t you agree, Aurora?

Aurora: Yup. I’m not picking against the chairman!

Flannery: I can’t say I’m surprised by either of those answers. Next we have the Tables, Ladder & Chairs Match scheduled between The heads of two houses, Ares Vendetta and King Lannister. Both of these men have lead their respective armies to war over these past few months, and now it seems these guys have brought out the worst in each other, and that’s going to be reflected tonight. Ken Stark, who do you think is winning?

Ken: Both of these men are ragged after a long and arduous war. With Lannister’s King of Elite crown at stake here, he’s the man with everything to lose. Ares has proven himself to be EAW’s top strategist and tactician, but what Lannister lacks as a strategist to Ares, which isn’t much, he makes up for with pure battle hardiness. While Ares got the better of him at Pain for Pride, I think Lannister is the better single warrior on the battlefield, and he’s never been as focused and impassioned as he is here tonight. King Lannister keeps his crown.

Aurora: King Lannister is a proud man, and I can’t see him losing to Ares twice in a row, but at the same time, it seems to me like Ares Vendetta is always five steps ahead of his competition, I haven’t seen anybody truly get the better of him yet… I have to pick Ares Vendetta…

Flannery: Very interesting responses from you both! Right now, let’s take it down to our colleagues on Battleground Rex McIntyre and Hey Yo Chico as we get ready for our first match of two bonus matches scheduled for the pre-show here tonight!

(The camera pans around the quickly-filling arena before focusing in on the ring with all the Vixens involved in the match being introduced as Rex and Chico begin to speak.)

Rex: Welcome to this very special presentation of Battleground, the Midsummer Massacre pre-show! I’m Rex McIntyre alongside Hey Yo Chico and this is the first of two matches brought to you here live on the EAW Network and it’s a critical match for the five young ladies involved here. Starshine, the debuting Lumen Gray, the sensational signing from Japan Hatsukyo Gin, Skye Dawkins and Brooklyn Lawson about to square off in an elimination match to determine the last spot in the Empress of Elite tournament.

HYC: Many invitations have been sent out and accepted to compete in the tournament but these five ladies are gonna have to earn their way in. I don’t think it’s particularly fair that they have to try to get in this way, but it’s Ken Stark’s decision.

(DING DING DING!!)

Rex: All five women get moving and Hatsukyo starts moving with a handspring back flip then another and CATCHES SKYE DAWKINS WITH A STUNNER LIKE MANEUVER AS STARSHINE IS DOUBLE TEAMED BY LUMEN AND BROOKLYN! Gin goes for the cover immediately on Dawkins….

ONE!

TWO!

THREE!!

HYC: WOW….We’ve barely been going twenty seconds and someone is already gone!

Ring Announcer: Skye Dawkins is eliminated!

Rex:: The Dawkins Challenge is done as we are already down to four participants as we are just underway in this matchup. Gin immediately going to work on Brooklyn as Starshine looks to fight her way out of the corner against Lumen. Starshine landing some hard chops to the chest and a kick to the midsection! Lumen responds with a rake to the eyes and the referee steps in and gives her a quick warning. Keep in mind that there are no count outs in this match but you can be disqualified.

HYC: This would be a huge win for any of the young ladies involved here. Getting into the Empress of Elite tournament and competing will be a huge step forward in the career of whoever wins this match. Could you imagine how someone like Starshine or Brooklyn could turn around their career in an instant by competing in and doing well in that tournament?

Rex: Hatsukyo and Lumen have been recent entries into the EAW fray so them getting into the field would be a huge springboard to success. Perfect snap suplex from Lumen as Brooklyn breaks a sleeper hold that Gin had her in with an elbow the midsection followed by a European uppercut! Gin is staggering as Brooklyn takes her down with a perfect belly to belly suplex! Lumen pulls Starshine up to her feet and begins locking in an Octopus hold! Octopus hold locked in as Starshine is screaming in pain near the center of the ring!

HYC: That is NOT a hold you ever want to feel yourself on the receiving end of. Your arms, neck, back, ribs all of that hurting. Gin getting choked by Brooklyn as she uses the rope for leverage to try to choke her out! The ref coming in and not having it and breaking her hold on the rope, letting her know that if she does it again she’ll be disqualified!

Rex: And he’s just as quickly over to Starshine and Lumen who has that octopus hold, that she calls the Lightwell I believe, cinched in tight as the referee is checking in on Starshine….and….yes she finally taps out! There was nothing that Starshine could do but tap, the pain was too great! The referee having to pull at the young London native to break the hold and she does, getting a few boos from some of the arriving fans here in the Staples Center.

Ring Announcer: Starshine has been eliminated!

HYC: We’re down to three now. Brooklyn Lawson, Lumen Gray and Hatsukyo Gin.

Rex: All three of them hungry to be apart of the Empress of Elite tournament. All of them trying to make an impression on EAW Management and get noticed by their peers in the locker room! Lumen and Brooklyn talk to each other briefly and decide to get on the same page at least temporarily and work with each other to get the job done. They pull up the young Japanese by the hair and hit her with a double team suplex!

HYC: Brooklyn is looking especially pleased with her efforts here. Lumen snaps her out of her taunting the fans though and is pretty much screaming to finish off Hatsukyo first before celebrating and whatnot.

Rex: They get back to work on Gin by picking her up, Brooklyn with a stomp to the midsection as Lumen takes her down with a quick DDT! She hooks the leg, hoping to have another elimination!

ONE!

TWO!

KICKOUT!!!

Rex: Both of the girls are up screaming at the official but he’s not buying anything they’re trying to give him so they pull Hatsukyo up to her feet and double Irish whip her into the ropes….they go for a double lariat that misses and Hatsukyo goes bouncing off the ropes and nails them with a double single-leg dropkick! One foot for each girl’s face and this crowd is getting behind her!

HYC: This young lady thrives on fighting! I think she wants to get in the tournament just to see how much ass she can kick!

Rex: She’s going back and forth between the two women now landing Muay Thai kicks to the legs and midsections of both women! Elbow to the face of Lumen Gray followed by one to the face of Brooklyn! A jumping roundhouse kick sends Lumen to the mat and rolling out of the ring!

HYC: I didn’t really know that she had a martial arts background before this match but I’m starting to think there is a little more to this chick than being a rocker, look at that spinning backhanded slap she just nailed on Brooklyn, dropping her to one knee!

Rex: Lumen just lurking outside the ring, watching now as Hatsukyo lands another vicious kick to the midsection….and then ANOTHER KICK THAT CONNECTS STRAIGHT TO THE TEMPLE! Brooklyn collapses and I think you can just about count her out of this match altogether! Gin gets on top, shoots the half!

ONE!

TWO!!!

THREE!!!!

HYC: Now we’re down to just two….Gin trying to roll Brooklyn out of the way…but LOOK AT LUMEN, SHE’S BACK IN THE RING AND AND USES AN OKLAHOMA ROLL TO PIN GIN….

ONE!!

TWO!!!

THREE!!!

(DING DING DING!!!)

(Lumen jumps up to her feet celebrating wildly as she gets her hand raised while “Can’t Be Tamed” by Miley Cyrus plays in the Staples Center, the crowd raining down boos. Hatsukyo can be seen in the ring with a look of disbelief on her face as she gets up talking to the referee.)

Ring Announcer: Ladies and Gentlemen, the winner of this match and the FINAL entrant into the 2015 Empress of Elite tournament…..LUUUUUUUUMENNNNNNNN GRAAAAAAAAAAY!!!!

Rex: It wasn’t the most ethical victory of all time but it was a victory! She managed to score two eliminations of her own including a surprise cradle pin on on Hatsukyo to pick up the victory and earn her place in the Empress of Elite tournament.

HYC: We can’t say she didn’t earn it or cheat. It was all within the rules. Would you have liked to see these two ladies go at it a….

(The crowd starts to murmur in confusion as Zack Crash makes his way to the stage and stands there before promptly being presented with a microphone.)

Crash: You know something, that was a pretty impressive win Lumen. These people in the crowd may not be able to appreciate what you just did, overcoming and outsmarting 4 other competitors but I just want you to know that the EAW Chairman DOES appreciate such talent.

(The Crowd begins to boo heavily as Crash pauses.)

HYC: I don’t think these fans share the boss’s sentiment on things.

Rex: Will not be the first or last time that happens, I can tell you.

Crash: However….As much as I am out here to congratulate you for your victory, I’m also out here to inform the EAW Universe that I have just received word that a Vixen whose name I will not disclose has been diagnosed with an unfortunate elbow injury that occurred during training. Because of that, she will be unable to compete in the tournament. I know this is Ken Stark’s baby, this tournament, but I’m going to take custody of it for just a moment to inform you that both Lumen Gray AND Hatsukyo Gin are going to be participants in the 2015 Empress Elite tournament!

(The crowd cheers a bit as Hatsukyo lunges for the referee and gives him a suffocating hug.)

Rex: Wow…..that was a bit of a bombshell to say the least! We don’t know who the injured Vixen is yet but Zack Crash just gave Hatsukyo a free pass. I’m guessing he was impressed by her performance but a part of me is skeptical. This man has proven time and time again he’s willing to help people for a price.

HYC: Regardless of his intentions, You can see what this means to Hatsukyo as she goes back up the ramp celebrating the opportunity she’s just been given.

Rex: We’ll try to get the information on the Vixen who was injured and unable to compete as soon as we can, but as it stands Lumen Gray earns her way into the tournament and apparently Hatsukyo Gin will join her. Let’s send it back up to our General Manager Ken Stark, Aurora Rose and Flannery McCoy!

(The camera shifts back to the pre-show set where Flannery McCoy, Ken Stark and Aurora Rose stand, all dressed up for the occasion.)

Flannery: That was certainly an exciting match and a huge congratulations to the newest entrants in the Empress of Elite tournament! I’m sure there are many people looking forward to the release of the Empress of Elite field in full later tonight. Moving on, let’s talk about the Tag Team Championship match scheduled this evening between The Mercenaries and the team known as the Dynast-Guard, Jacob Senn and Christopher Corrupt. Both of these teams have been battling back and forth in recent weeks. Ken?

Ken: I simply don’t think the two egos of Jacob Senn and Christopher Corrupt are going to be able to mesh well enough to match the abilities shown by The Mercenaries. This team has proven their chemistry together by quickly becoming Tag Team Champions, and I don’t think we’re anywhere close to the end of The Mercenaries’ reign as champions.

Aurora: The Mercenaries are two of the greatest EAW has ever seen, and they’ve assembled this elite task force to ensure that EAW is protected, so I can only assume that means that they’ll be protecting The Mercenaries in case things do go awry. There’s very slim chances of The Dynast-Guard becoming champions tonight.

Flannery: Moving on, we have our Hall of Fame Championship match scheduled between the reigning champion Dark Demon and his rival as of late, Heart Break Boy. What do you guys think about this match?

Ken Stark: Dark Demon has been on an absolute tear since returning to this company. He proved he’s still got a lot of fight left in him when he unseated Cameron Ella Ava as Hall of Fame Champion at Pain for Pride 8, also defeating his challenger for the night in the process. That being said, I think Dark Demon wins tonight.

Aurora: Lately, HBB has taken on a sort of dual personality, but all I’ve been able to witness is HBB not being able to decide if he’s still any good or not. Dark Demon’s got him.

Flannery: Next up, we have the first of three World Championship matches for the evening where the incumbent champion Devan Dubian takes on Liam Catterson, who is a replacement for an injured Starr Stan. The decision to have Liam replace Starr has been somewhat controversial, but I’m interested to hear what you both think about this match.

Ken: Devan Dubian has been on an absolute roll to get to this point, but he’s been preparing all month for Starr Stan. On the other side of the coin, Liam has been quickly gaining a lot of the old fire that drove him to his first championship reign. I think Liam surprises Devan tonight and derails the champion’s momentum, taking the Answers World Championship.

Aurora: No way, Ken! That’s a bold prediction, but there’s no way Devan Dubian’s efforts end here! Liam has been doing great lately, but Devan has been on another level altogether! Devan Dubian walks away still champion!

Flannery: Interesting answers from both of you, but next we have the EAW Championship between Zack Crash’s hand-picked challenger, Hades, and the champion Xavier Williams.

Ken: I was impressed when Xavier overcame Crash at Pain for Pride, but Hades is like Crash’s secret weapon, and as we’ve seen the last few weeks, Hades can do some serious damage to Xavier Williams. I think we have a new champion on our hands tonight.

Aurora: Xav is the master of overcoming odds! He has too much fire in his heart, and I don’t think that can be overcome even by the biggest, baddest of men! Xavier Williams retains!

Flannery: And finally we have the World Heavyweight Championship match between the reigning champion Tyler Parker, and the man from Voltage who looks to bring the title back to EAW, Brian Daniels.

Ken: Tyler Parker has been an amazing champion, but he’s made himself an enemy to EAW and tonight is EAW’s show. He’s in enemy territory, and there’s just no way Zack Crash will allow Tyler Parker to walk out with that championship tonight. Brian Daniels will be the new World Heavyweight Champion.

Aurora: I agree. Both men are unreal when it comes to delivering in important matches, but I think tonight Brian Daniels will be too much for Tyler Parker. EAW will have control of all three World Championships after tonight.

Flannery: Well, that’s all the time we have for you here, but before we go let’s take you to our final of two bonus matches for the show tonight!

(“Battle On” by War of Age is heard as Troy Archello comes out wearing a “Darkhorse” T-Shirt and high fiving some of the fans in the front row. He leaps onto the apron and does a flip over the ropes to get into the ring.)

Announcer: The following contest is scheduled for one fall! Introducing first from Hollywood, California! Weighing in at 194 pounds…..TROY ARCHELLOOOOO!!!!

RM: This young upstart has certainly been redeeming himself since heading over to Battleground! He pulled off an impressive win over Psycho Brody in the main event just a few weeks ago but the question is can he go 2 for 2?

HYC: It could happen, Psycho Brody may have him beat in the power game but Troy’s speed and aerial ability is what makes the difference in almost all of his victories!

(“Asylum” by Disturbed blasts through the speakers as Psycho Brody makes his way to the ring.)

Announcer: And his opponent, currently residing in the St. Mary’s Mental Institution! Weighing in at 309 pounds….”The Mad Beast”….PSYCHOO BROODY!!!!

RM: This war with Troy seems to have triggered something in the mind of Brody that hasn’t been seen in a long time. The beating he delivered last month was so bad that Troy was not allowed to compete until tonight!

HYC: It’s his need for respect that has caused him to do this. He wants to be seen as a serious contender! He’s even as went as far as to make sure Dr. Erik Vance is not allowed at ringside, that’s how far he is willing to go in order to prove his point!

(Ding! Ding! Ding!)

RM: The match begins and Psycho Brody goes for a clothesline right out of the gate! Troy Archello ducks the attack and then catches him with a dropkick which sends him into the corner! He then jumps on him with some quick offense but Psycho Brody pushes him down! Troy comes back and this time stuns him with a forearm! He backs away and then runs at him with a second forearm, this time picking up even more momentum! He runs back to the opposite corner and goes for a third, even more powerful forearm shot! Woah! Psycho Brody comes to at the last moment and stops him in his tracks with a huge big boot!

HYC: Troy tries to shake the cobwebs but before he can, Psycho Brody picks him up and whips him across the ring, catching him on the rebound so he can pick him up for a military press drop! Troy is flat on his back and Psycho Brody sees it as his chance to run the ropes and crush him with a standing elbow drop! While he has his arm wrapped around Troy he holds him down and starts to claw at his eyes! Brody is aiming to blind him! Troy fights it and slithers out of his grip, trying to crawl away and get some space! Psycho Brody gets a hold of his boot and tries to pull him back in but Troy kicks him away!

RM: That’s only a temporary solution though, as soon as he pushes him away Psycho Brody comes back and deadlifts him for a wheelbarrow suplex! Troy was just nearly dropped on his neck! Brody heads over to Troy and then grabs him by the throat so he can lift him up! Brody has him in the air and drops him down ; chokeslam! Troy Archello wants to soldier through it, picking himself up to continue with the match but Psycho Brody has him in a bad way right now! Once Troy gets to his feet he is pulled in for the sidewalk slam! Hang on, Troy gives him a dig in the back and then reverses it, turning it into a float over DDT! Psycho Brody makes a quick recovery, pushing himself back up as quick as he can! Troy Archello wants to make sure he keeps control but again Psycho Brody pushes him away! Troy backs off and waits for him to get to his feet, running up and then bringing him to the mat with the Rolling Yoshi Tonic! THE SHOULDERS ARE DOWN, THIS COULD BE IT!

Referee: ONNNNEEEEE…….TWOOOOOOO…..THR —-

HYC: Psycho Brody forces himself up and counters with a pin of his own!

Referee: ONNEEEEEE!!!!! TWOOOOOOOO!!!! THRRRR —

HYC: Troy Archello BARELY gets a shoulder up to stop the count! Psycho Brody grabs him by the hair and pulls him to his feet, kicking him in the midsection and going for a powerbomb! Wait, that won’t be happening! Troy Archello turns it into a hurricanrana which sends Brody face first into the turnbuckle! Troy watches Brody pull himself up with the ropes and then heads over to deliver a corner enzuigiri! Brody is now on wobbly legs and Troy pushes him away, letting him gather his bearings so he can springboard and deliver a spinning heel kick! Psycho Brody is starting to become overwhelmed, falling down from the combination!

RM: Troy Archello is allowing Brody to get to a knee so he can charge at him for a shining wizard — but no, Psycho Brody catches him off guard with the clothesline and this time it connects! Troy gets his head off of that mat and presses on but Psycho Brody hits him with an axe handle to the back and then places him on his shoulders! Samoan drop! Brody tries to cover but Troy makes sure to get near the ropes, eliminating any chance at an attempt! Brody gives up and backs away so he can return with a vicious spear! TROY LEAP FROGS OVER IT AND SENDS HIM TO THE OUTSIDE!!

HYC: Troy does not plan on wasting any time, he shoots through the ropes with a suicide dive and then grabs Brody by the shirt to roll him back into the ring! Troy is on the apron and measures Brody before going high risk for another springboard dive! He goes for it — BUT BRODY MOVES OUT OF THE WAY AND WHEN HE TURNS AROUND BRODY NAILS HIM WITH THE MENTAL BREAKDOWN!!!! THAT BICYCLE KICK LANDED FLUSH ON THE JAW OF TROY! Psycho Brody is about to make quick work of Troy Archello! He has him in his arms ; SHOCK THERAPY!

RM: Troy Archello managed to spin out of it! He gets behind Psycho Brody and then gets him with the backstabber! Psycho Brody is down and Troy is hurrying to the top rope, he better do this right now! Brody has no signs of getting up, the opportunity is right there! SHATTERED BARRIERS! THE RED ARROW CONNECTS AND TROY HOOKS THE LEG!

Referee: ONNNEEEEE!!!! TWOOOOOO!!!!!! THREEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!

(Ding! Ding! Ding!)

(“Battle On” by War of Ages plays once more and Troy quickly gets out of dodge before Psycho Brody can attack him from behind, heading into the crowd to celebrate.)

Ring Announcer: Here is your winner……TROY ARCHELLOOOOO!!!!

HYC: Troy Archello pulls off another major upset making it 2-0 between him and Psycho Brody and getting his revenge for that attack! After all of that drama from the past few weeks and with how much this match meant to him, you just know Brody must be fuming right now!

RM: Psycho Brody can be as upset as he wants, he was defeated fair and square and has no reason to complain! Kudos to both men, this was an exciting match, a match that is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to how great Midsummer Massacre itself will be!

HYC: Indeed, MSM is going to be one of the biggest events of the year! Look at the card for this thing! Devan Dubian and Liam Catterson for the Answers World Championship! Tarah/Maddie in what could be one of the best Vixens matches of the year! HBB and Demon for the Hall of Fame Championship! Xavier/Hades! Brian and Tyler! With a card like this you’d be a fool to miss it! I’m Hey Yo Chico signing off for Rex Mcintyre, we hope you enjoyed the Pre-Show and in just a moment, Midsummer Massacre is coming right at you!

(We get one last shot off Troy’s celebration before the scenes fades out and the show comes to an end.)

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( EAW Intro Plays… )

( The camera opens up to the visual of a great city circa the Medieval times completely enshrouded in flames … the people in the town are running from the flames, but the wild fire spreads from building to building, consuming many of the citizens in this great city and giving them nowhere to run. )

( The sounds of people screaming fill the air, and the fires begin to resemble the fires of hell as every building and seemingly every square inch appears to be covered in flames … )

( Time elapses. This great fire is seen burning the city to the ground from a distance. The light from the flames are what seemingly light up the night. )

( It is now dawn… the city is burned completely to soot and ashes. Soon after, a wanderer with his face hidden in cloak walks into the city, looking around… tattered goods, such as championship belts, golden trophies, accolades by the people of the town can be seen in cameo shots. A charred hand can be seen gripping a pendant with the Dynasty logo on it. Elsewhere, charred Dynasty banners can be seen barely hanging on to a burnt building. The entire city is in ruin. )

( The wanderer with his face hidden bearing a cloak walks before a great pile of ashes… and it is from the pile of ashes that a great phoenix rises and flies off into the sky. That phoenix is what lights up the sky the brightest, and it soars over the ocean flying off into the horizon … )

“THROW ON YOUR WAR PAINT!”

( “The Phoenix” by Fall Out Boy plays as a video package airs, highlighting the build up between every match on the Midsummer Massacre card. It details Zack Crash’s reign of terror, firing the Board of Directors; but equally shows the rebellion by Dynasty Wrestling and the resistance from Ryan Savage. It highlights the rivalry between Hades and Xavier Williams, the battle for the King of Elite crown and the implications of the World Heavyweight Championship contest between Tyler Parker and Brian Daniels. )

( At the end of the song, the instrumental of “The Phoenix” is all that plays and the very Phoenix that rose from the ashes of the fallen city now flies over the Staples Center in the mid day. Camera cuts to the graphic for Midsummer Massacre 7, and “The Phoenix” hits once again on cue with the hook. )

Narrator: AND NOW! ELITE ANSWERS WRESTLING PRESENTS… THE SEVENTH ANNUAL MIDSUMMERRRR MASSACREEEE!!!!

( Camera cuts to the Staples Center, where the flames rise from the side of the stage and red pyro blasts all over the arena at full power. A hologram of a Phoenix soars over the arena and disappears, and the packed audience are cheering and are on their feet waving signs around )

Ryder: WE ARE ROLLING EVERYBODY!!! WELCOME TO THE THE SEVENTH EDITION OF MIDSUMMER MASSACRE!!! WE ARE LIVE!!! LIVE FROM LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA AT THE HOME OF THE STARS, THE STAPLES CENTER!!! IT IS OUR FIRST FPV BACK IN THE UNITED STATES IN OVER SIX MONTHS, AND NEEDLESS TO SAY, WE ARE SOLD OUT! MATT RYDER ALONG WITH JAKE MERCER CALLING THE ACTION FROM SHOWDOWN’S NECK OF THE WOODS!

Kawajai: AND FROM VOLTAGE, IT’S YOURS TRULY, KAWAJAI ALONG WITH GOOD OLE EDDIE MACK CALLING THE ACTION FOR VOLTAGE! WE’VE GOT A STACKED AS USUAL CARD TONIGHT, AND SO MUCH ON THE LINE! EIGHT TITLE MATCHES, A TLC MATCH AND MORE FOR YOU IN STORE!

Mercer: THEN LET’S QUIT BEATING AROUND THE BUSH AND GET THE SHOW ON THE ROAD, SHALL WE?

(The camera shifts to the ring where we see the Ring Announcer ready to announce the first match.)

RA: This opening contest is scheduled for one fall… AND IT IS FOR THE EAW NATIONAL ELITE CHAMPIONSHIP!!! Making his way to the ring first, the challenger, from Sun City, Arizona… “The Riot Maker” VAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANCE TYYYYYYYYYYYYYYBUUUUUUUUUUUUUUULL!!!

(“Piss” by Pantera hits over the speakers as the crowd goes wild for the rage-filled rising star of Dynasty Wrestling. Vance Tybull emerges from the curtain with a look of focused anger on his face.)

Mercer: What an AWFUL start to Midsummer Massacre! Where do these fans get off going to an EAW event and cheering for a guy from a rival promotion!

Ryder: Well, they bought their tickets and they can cheer for whomever they want! Is it really any surprise the Dy-Hards showed up in huge number here tonight? Vance Tybull has been unstoppable, and I don’t think he’s going to allow anybody else but himself to leave with that National Elite Championship here tonight! The man has the taste of vengeance on his tongue!

(Vance rolls in the ring and marches directly to his corner, staring at the stage, awaiting the arrival of his rival. His wish is soon granted as “The Mission” by Pucifer featuring Milla Jovovich begins to play. A hooded figure emerges on the stage with a Komodo Dragon mask, flanked by the dubious presence of one Joseph Anubis. The man slowly lifts the mask up to reveal Tiberius Jones, who looks just as prepared for this battle as Vance does.)

RA: And his opponent… hailing from Gaia, being accompanied to the ring by Joseph Anubis… he is the CURRENT REIGING AND DEFENDING EAW NATIONAL ELITE CHAMPION… “The Komodo Dragon” TIIIIIIIIIIIBEEEEEEEEEEEEEERIIIIIIIIIIIIIIUUUUUUUUUUUUUSSSSSSSSS JOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSS!!!

Mercer: Look at this man as he makes his way to the ring, Matt! He is without a doubt the greatest young mastermind in this business, and after tonight he’s all EAW’s! You think just because a guy like Vance Tybull is undefeated that he stands a chance against a thinking man’s wrestler like Tiberius Jones? You must be out of your mind!

Ryder: Both of these men have proven themselves to be worthy competitors on Dynasty Wrestling, and both of these men look ready to do everything in their power to make sure the other doesn’t leave tonight victorious! But you can bet my money is with my home team, Vance Tybull is taking that belt and keeping it where it belongs with Dynasty Wrestling!

(Tiberius Jones stops just short of the ring before removing his hoodie and handing it to his manager. He rolls in the ring and shares the same intense gaze with Vance as is reciprocated. The referee takes the belt from Jones and holds it high in the air before calling for the bell.)

(Ding! Ding! Ding!)

Ryder: Let’s get this National Elite Championship match underway! Tiberius and Vance lock up with Vance quickly powering Tiberius backward! Tiberius quickly slips out and moves behind Vance, shoving him the rest of the way in to the turnbuckle! He takes a quick step back and leaps high in the air, landing an enzuigiri to the temple of Vance! Vance clutches his head as Tiberius Jones runs back to the opposing corner and gets a head of steam! Vance moves out of the way and Tiberius stops himself before he can hit the buckle! Vance charges in with a huge boot! No, Tiberius moves out of the way and Vance gets his leg caught on the top rope! Tiberius whips off the ropes… expertly done dropkick to the standing leg of Vance Tybull, buckling him to the mat!

Mercer: Vance is rolling out of the ring to take a breather! I don’t think the start of this match is going the way Vance would have liked, but that’s all the better for EAW! Vance turns around to face the ring… AND IS MET BY TIBERIUS JONES WHO HITS A SUICIDE DIVE FORCING VANCE BACK INTO THE BARRICADE! TJ slides back in the ring and whips off the ropes! ANOTHER SUICIDE DIVE BY TIBERIUS JONES! TJ back in again! YET ANOTHER SUICIDE DIVE BY TIBERIUS JONES! TJ has really been taking the attack to Vance Tybull, I think he wants to prove he’s superior all around! Vance Tybull is shaken on the outside, which allows Tiberius Jones to whip him in to the steel ring steps! NO! REVERSAL! TJ has been sent crashing in the steps!

Ref: ONE! TWO!

Ryder: Vance is still collecting himself after the early onslaught of Tiberius Jones, but Vance is very quick to react, and found the wherewithal to create an opening for himself! Vance moves towards TJ who’s trying to get to his feet after eating steel! Vance quickly stiffs him in the face with a hard elbow before hoisting him over with a huge Saito Suplex on the outside!

Ref: THREE! FOUR!

Mercer: Vance Tybull has serious fire in his eyes, somebody had better calm this man down before he tries to seriously hurt one of EAW’s top stars! Vance Tybull rolls TJ in to the ring and covers him!

Ref: OOOONEEEE…. TWWOOOOOO!!!

Mercer: Only two! Tiberius Jones landed hard on the outside but he’s not giving up this easily! Vance only looks more upset now as he rips TJ off the mat and places him seated on the top turnbuckle! Vance starts to ascend the ropes as well! But TJ rakes the eyes of Vance! Vance stumbles off the ropes and back on the mat! TJ rises to his feet on the top! He soars off… HUGE FLYING CROSSBODY FROM TIBERIUS JONES! BOTH MEN ARE DOWN!

Ryder: Tiberius Jones is still wearing the effects of that suplex on the outside, but Tiberius is still muscling himself up to his feet! He sees Vance beginning to stir and delivers a kick to the side of his head! Vance rolls away from TJ and tries to get to his feet but Tiberius closes in on him! Vance lands a shot to the midsection of Tiberius which allows him to get back to his feet! Vance whips off the ropes and hits a knee to a doubled over Tiberius… no! Tiberius moves out of the way! Vance moves around and gets a kick to the gut, followed by a swinging neckbreaker from Tiberius Jones! Tiberius hops out on to the apron and sizes Vance up as he makes his way back to his feet! TJ springboards off for a DDT! NO! VANCE CATCHES HIM AND LANDS THE MARK OF THE WOLF ON TIBERIUS JONES! AND A COVER!

Ref: OOOOOONEE… TWOOOOOOO!!!!

Mercer: Vance almost had Tiberius Jones there, but thank god the resilient and tenacious Tiberius Jones kicked out! He looks the worse for wear after that maneuver though as Vance peels him off the canvas! Vance whips TJ in to the corner and then follows him in with a huge running Bicycle Kick in the corner! Tiberius slides down in a heap in the corner and Vance whips off the ropes! Running knee! He whips off again… another running knee! And another! And another! Dear god, Vance is looking to break Tiberius Jones’ jaw with his knee! Vance finally grabs the head of TJ and hooks it, propping his legs on the top turnbuckle… ROPE HUNG DDT! Vance is absolutely laying in the punishment on Tiberius Jones! A cover!

Ref: OOOOOONEE…. TWOOOOOOOO…

Ryder: Tiberius Jones kicks out again! Every time Vance has been in control of this match, Tiberius has eaten an absolute beating from an enraged Tybull, but he’s been able to take every bit of offense so far! Vance looks at the referee, who backs off but stands behind the count of two! Vance lets out a deep breath but brings Tiberius back to his feet… KAMEHAMEHA! TJ lands the double palm strike out of nowhere and Vance stumbles back in the corner. RUNNING UPPERCUT FROM TIBERIUS JONES! AND ANOTHER! AND ANOTHER! TJ is putting every last bit of strength he can behind those uppercuts to try and weaken the behemoth Vance! Vance stumbles out of the corner… SNAPMARE DRIVER! Tiberius makes a hasty cover!

Ref: OOOONNEE…. TWOOOOO!!! THR-

Mercer: KICK OUT! The incumbent National Elite Champion just made a clutch play there, but it still wasn’t enough to put away the undefeated monster! Vance is stirring to his feet! TJ sizes up the big man and charges in! HUGE LARIAT FROM VANCE TYBULL! Tiberius Jones had his head knocked clean off his shoulders! Vance looks at the downed Jones and then the turnbuckle… he’s going up! He reaches the top rope, he’s going to go for a flying lariat! But TJ hops to his feet… and falls in to the top rope, crotching Vance on the top! TJ goes to Vance and pulls him down, positioning him in a sort of reverse Jaqqum Tree! Tiberius quickly barrels back to the opposing corner and slides back… Baseball Slide dropkick to the back of Vance’s head!

Ryder: Vance falls back to the mat now, and Tiberius senses the end here! Tiberius ascends the turnbuckle as Vance writhes on the mat! Vance begins to struggle to his feet as it looks like TJ is calling for the Hail Mary! TJ leaps off the top rope with ease as goes for it! NO! VANCE MOVES IN ON HIM AND CATCHES HIM ON HIS SHOULDERS! SUN CITY SUNSET!!! DEAR GOD VANCE TYBULL HAS JUST PLUCKED TIBERIUS JONES OUT OF THIN AIR AND DUMPED HIM ON HIS HEAD!!! WE HAVE A NEW NATIONAL ELITE CHAMPION!!! COVER!

Ref: OOOONEEE… TWOOOOOOOO!!!

Mercer: Joseph Anubis has pulled the referee out of the ring! YES! ANUBIS HAS WAITED FOR THE RIGHT MOMENT TO SAVE HIS CLIENT! The referee is admonishing Joseph Anubis as Vance Tybull gets to his feet and walks to the ropes, glaring with bloodthirsty intent at Joseph Anubis! WAIT A SECOND, THE LIGHTS HAVE GONE OUT! WHAT IS GOING ON! OH THANK GOD… THE LIGHTS HAVE COME BACK ON! What’s this, Joseph Anubis has been laid out on the floor! He’s been completely knocked unconscious, what could have done this!?

Ryder: I can only infer that it’s this “El Maestro” character that Vance has been talking about come to give him aid! Vance Tybull turns back around to face Tiberius, who’s just now beginning to move after that brutal Sun City Sunset! Vance picks TJ up… KOMODO’S BITE! Vance just got bit square across the nose! He reels back with allows TJ to whip him off the ropes! Flapjack! Tiberius Jones just mustered up some serious strength to muscle Vance up like that, and Vance is showing the effect as he’s down on the canvas! Tiberius Jones goes up top, what’s he looking for here? SWANTON BOMB OFF THE TOP ROPE!

Mercer: NO!!! VANCE GETS HIS KNEES UP! DAMMIT! Tiberius’ momentum takes him back on to his feet, but he’s clutching his back hard! Vance gets up and Tiberius hastily charges in with a clothesline! Vance moves out of the way and quickly spins around, catching Tiberius from behind and scooping him up.. SKULLCRACKER! Tiberius’ head cracks on the mat, but Vance isn’t able to stick the bridge as he’s suffered too much damage in this match! Vance reaches his feet and sizes up Tiberius who’s rolled in the corner, using the ropes for what leverage and assistance he can to try and make it to his feet!

Ryder: Vance Tybull charges into the corner after Tiberius! Tiberius somehow manages to move out of the way at the last second and Vance crashes hard in the turnbuckle! Tiberius is holding his throat… he’s getting ready to give Vance the Dragon’s Breath! Don’t turn around Vance! He does! VANCE WITH A STIFF PUNCH TO THE THROAT OF TIBERIUS JONES! Tiberius Jones is coughing… he’s choking on his own Dragon’s Breath!

Mercer: That punch came very quickly from Tybull, that took some reflex! Jones’ eyes are turning red right now as he’s struggling to stand! Vance scoops him up! SUN CITY SUNSET! Dear god! He’s not done! He scoops Jones’ prone body off the mat! Vance Tybull is seeing nothing but red now! He lifts him up! ANOTHER SUN CITY SUNSET! He covers!

Ref: OOOOOONEEE… TWOOOOOOOOO!!!! THRRRRRRRRRREEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!

(Ding! Ding! Ding!)

RA: Here is your winner…. AND NEEEEEWWWWWW EAW NATIONAL ELITE CHAMPION… VAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANCE TYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYBUUUUUUUUUUUULL!!!

(“Piss” by Pantera begins playing again as Vance Tybull is handed the National Elite Championship by the referee. He raises it in the air while staring down at the prone body of Tiberius Jones.)

Ryder: VANCE HAS WON IT! Vance has made sure the National Elite Championship stays on Dynasty Wrestling, and keeps his undefeated streak in tact!

Mercer: Dammit! That big son of a bitch! How was he able to counter TJ’s Dragon’s Breath!? This is an outrage!

( Tiberius Jones is on the ramp, recovering and coughing while Joseph Anubis tends to him )

Ryder: Vance Tybull continues that INCREDIBLE streak, and tops it off by winning the National Elite Championship! I’ve got to admit, I wish we could have gotten that title on our side, but my goodness I can’t deny this young man’s talent for a second! Congratulations to the BRAND NEW National Elite Champion… Vance Tybull!!!

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( Two minute time elapse )

( Camera cuts backstage to Tiberius Jones in the Gorilla position backstage, shoving people out of his way and throwing a tantrum while Joseph Anubis is helping him )

Tiberius: SCREW THIS!!!! SCREW THIS!!!!! DYNASTY WRESTLING WILL NEVER SEE MY FACE EVER AGAIN!!!! [CENSORED] VANCE TYBULL!!! [CENSORED] DYNASTY!

( Tiberius coughs up a storm, and Anubis hands him a bottle of water to swig from )

( Tiberius goes in a profanity-laced rant, and the audio is completely cut off. Joseph Anubis lets Tiberius storm off, throwing around everything in his path and slapping around workers for no reason. Suddenly, Anubis gets a call. )

Joseph Anubis: Hello? …..

( Long silence )

Anubis: Oh my…

( Another long silence )

Anubis: No, he’s here… right…. right… absolutely. This is… this is truly exciting! I’ll let him know right now!

( Anubis shuts the phone )

Anubis: Tiberius, hey, wait!

( Tiberius is seen cornering an innocent backstage worker )

Tiberius: LET ME GUESS, ARE YOU TRYING TO [CENSOR] ME OVER TOO!?!? I JUST HAVE TO ASK I DON’T KNOW WHO’S TRYNA [CENSOR] ME THESE DAYS! EVERYBODY’S JUST TRYING TO [CENSOR] ME AREN’T THEY!?!? YOU MUTHA[CENSOR]S MUST THINK I’M PARIS HILTON, KIM K OR SOME OTHER HIGH CLASS HOLLYWOOD SLUT, CAUSE EVERYBODY’S TRYNA [CENSOR] ME IN THIS MUTHA[CENSORED] HUH!?

Worker: I’m just a tech!

Anubis: TIBERIUS! STOP!

Tiberius: WHAT THE HELL DO YOU WANT?

Anubis: I just got a call, it’s from them.

Tiberius: WHAT!?

Anubis: It’s them…

Tiberius: .. Oh…

Anubis: They need you now.

Tiberius: The game changer?

Anubis: Game changer.

Tiberius: …. Let’s get out of here.

( Tiberius and Anubis take their leave, fade out… )

( Recap video airs showing the rivalry between TLA and The Iconomy. It starts with TLA’s open challenge for the New Breed title, with Chris Elite and Eclipse Diemos accepting it and inevitably ganging up on him. The Iconomy are shown beating down TLA and stealing the New Breed Championship and formally introducing themselves. TLA’s pursuit of his title is also shown, including attacking James Shields and wrecking his car, and coming after The Iconomy with baseball bats. It then focuses on the New Breed Title match between TLA and Chris Elite, and shows TLA defeating Elite and being arrested due to his assault on James Shields. Shields’ encounter with TLA in jail is shown, with Shields promising to drop charges if TLA signs the contract for the NB title match with JJ Silva. The ending of the video package highlights words of warning from TLA promising that it ends when “he says it ends”. )

( Camera returns to the Staples Center and the New Breed Championship title graphic appears on screen… )

Ring Announcer: This next contest is scheduled for ONE FALL AND IS FOR THE NEEEEEEEW BREEEEEEEEED CHAMPIOOOOOONSHIIIIPPPPPP!!! And for this match, champion’s advantage has been ruled out.. meaning if TLA gets himself COUNTED OUT or DISQUALIFIED he will LOSE the New Breed Championship!

( “Scream” by Adelita’s Way hits as JJ Silva comes out to the ring in his ring gear with the New Breed Championship around his waist. JJ Silva is accompanied by Chris Elite wearing a pair of Beats Headphones and a Mr. 200% shirt, Eclipse Diemos in his usual attire and Cailin Dillion as well )

Ring Announcer: First making his way to the ring… from Lexington, Kentucky weighing in tonight at 242 POOOOOOUNNDSS… HEEE IS ACCOMPANIED AT THIS TIME BY “THE ICONOMY” … JJJJJJJJ JJJJJJJJJJ SILLLLVAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!

Ryder: Due to Mr. Shields’ personal interest in this contest and the prospect of this group, The Iconomy being sought after by Showdown we will be the ones to call this contest! This story has been a violent, hectic and at some times confusing saga between The Iconomy and TLA–

Mercer: What’s there to be confused about? From day one The Iconomy made it clear that they banded together to take what’s theirs! They even made sure to articulate clearly that it’s not personal with TLA or at least it WASN’T personal against TLA until TLA MADE IT personal! The Iconomy are about MAKING opportunities for themselves, and JJ Silva is going to do everything in his power to make this roll his career’s been on last!

( “i” by Kendrick Lamar hits to the ovation of the crowd …. TLA comes out to the ring with a much less happy go lucky look about him than usual. He’s noticeably alone, and of course noticeably without his New Breed title )

Ring Announcer: His opponent… FROM MIAMI, FLORIDA WEIGHING 239 POOOUNDS…. HE IS THE NEEEEW BREEED CHAMPIOOOON… TTTTTTT LLLLLLLLLLL AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!

Ryder: I think it’s RIDICULOUS that you would say TLA “made it personal”! This man had something he worked his butt off for stolen barely two weeks into his reign! TLA’s had obstacle after obstacle thrown at him in his career and the obstacles have only gotten more ridiculous and unfair after becoming Champion! To top that off, as you may notice TLA is out here completely alone and it’s because his usual accomplices of King Mustafa and friends have all been banned from ringside by James Shields as part of the contract TLA was forced to sign just to be released from JAIL!

Mercer: Waahh waaaah waaah, since when do things become easier when you become a champion in EAW!? I don’t know why you Elitists want titles so bad, they only mean a target on your head! You Elitists claim to be unerdogs so bad but you all want to have titles, don’t you!? And you can’t handle the responsibility that comes with them! TLA’s just going to have to deal with it and fight the odds. Either that or he can tuck his tail between his legs and go back to Dyna-crap wrestling!

( TLA tugs at the ropes behind him, and loosens himself up and JJ Silva jumps in place, excited about his match and being watered by Chris Elite and coached by Eclipse Diemos. The referee holds the New Breed Championship up to both men and to the audience, and soon calls for the bell. )

( Ding! Ding! Ding! )

Mercer: TLA keeps his cool in this match, he’s being much more methodical and meticulous rather than rushing in head first like I know he’d love to because as you just heard earlier, James Shields has taken away TLA’s champions advantage! If that idiot gets himself disqualified or counted out, he can kiss that title goodbye!

Ryder: TLA and JJ Silva of Dynasty Wrestling draw nearer toward each other and TLA fires off a few shoot kick attempts, but Silva dodges them all and is backed into a corner where TLA fires off with some forearms! The referee’s trying to break it up, and SILVA shoves TLA away out of disrespect! Now TLA comes right back at Silva with some blows to the head! Again the referee intervenes in this, this time counting away at TLA… TLA breaks the five count and JJ Silva rushes to his opponent and catches him with the roll up!

Ref: ONE!!! ….

Mercer: BARELY a two count as TLA quickly kicks out and both men on one knee begin exchanging punches to the face! TLA stands up and delivers consecutive shots to the head sending Silva stumbling back into the ropes and TLA whips him across the ring… TLA follows him up and hits a running knee to the midsection! European uppercut sends JJ Silva over the ropes! Now TLA runs the ring ropes and goes for a RUNNING DROPKICK SENDING SILVA FLYING OFF THE APRON INTO THE BARRICADE!!!! Silva’s barely on his feet and TLA rushes the ropes again… and CHRIS ELITE HOPS UP ON THE APRON TO INTERCEPT! TLA HITS THE 305 ON CHRIS ELITE!!!!! TIGER FEINT KICK ON ELITE KNOCKING HIM OFF THE APRON AND NOW SPINS BACK INTO THE RING JUST TO SPRING OVER THE ROPES…. PANTHER PLUNGE TAKING CHRIS ELITE AND JJ SILVA DOWN!!!!

Ryder: TLA TAKES TO THE SKY, SOARING OVER THE ROPES FOR THAT BRILLIANT HILO BRO! THAT WAS SICK! TLA gets back up in no time and he grabs his opponent to return him into the ring.. now TLA climbs up the apron, but Cailin Dillion snatches the boot of TLA and TLA kicks her off! TLA enters the ring and approaches Silva… SPIN KICK by JJ Silva! Silva is still rocking from that Tope Con Hilo and TLA after being momentarily stunned by that kick grabs Silva again… and snapmares him to the center of the ring! TLA runs the ropes looking for something, but Silva counters with a MONKEY FLIP! Both men recover at the same time… TLA meets Silva with a right hand! Silva stumbles to the corner and TLA charges at him… SILVA COUNTERS WITH A SNAKE EYES INTO THE TURNBUCKLE!

Mercer: TLA stumbles back holding his face after that one… OH!!! LUNGBLOWER FROM BEHIND BY JJ SILVA!!!! AND SILVA GOES FOR THE STRAIGHT JACKET CHOKEHOLD FROM BEHIND!!! TLA’S MOMENTARILY CAUGHT, BUT HE REFUSES TO FALL VICTIM TO THIS HOLD! TLA TURNS TO HIS SIDE AS WELL AS HE CAN TRYING TO ADJUST HIS WEIGHT TO FIND A WAY OUT OF THE HOLD… NOW TLA FLINGS SILVA OFF OF HIM! Silva pounces back on TLA… THERE’S THE JUMPING DOUBLE KNEE ARMBREAKER TO THE LEFT ARM BY TLA! Silva rolls away immediately to the ropes, almost expecting the Crossed Paths to follow it up and JJ Silva knows better than to fall for that! This man is the mastermind behind The Iconomy, he is the one that has created opportunities for him and his cohorts to get this far and he won’t fall for that simple trick!

Ryder: TLA charges at Silva now… BACK BODY DROP TO THE OUTSIDE!!!! NO, TLA CATCHES HIMSELF ON THE APRON, SILVA TURNS AROUND, SHOULDER TO THE MIDSECTION! TLA sunset flip over the ropes, down the back of Silva and immediately jets across the ring just to ricochet off the ropes and run back for a FEROCIOUS RUNNING DROPKICK, SENDING SILVA THROUGH THE ROPES AND OUT OF THE RING AGAIN!! Now TLA isn’t finished, TLA waits for the right time and the right place…. now TLA SPRINTS TO THE ROPES BEHIND HIM, HE MEETS ECLIPSE DIEMOS!!! TLA SWINGS AT DIEMOS, DIEMOS JUMPS OFF THE APRON IN THE KNICK OF TIME! TLA RUSHES BACK ACROSS THE RING AND ITS THE SUICIDE DI– JJ SILVA CUTS HIM OFF WITH THE STEP UP TO THE APRON ENZUIGIRI!!! YOU CAN HEAR THE BRAINS SMACKING AROUND IN TLA’S SKULL AFTER THAT GUNSHOT-LIKE KICK! TLA IS DRAPED OVER THE MIDDLE ROPE, AND SILVA DRAGS TLA ONTO HIS SHOULDERS AND HITS THE FIREMAN’S CARRY INTO A GUT BUSTER!!!

( TLA rolls to the bottom of the ramp holding his ribs coughing, and JJ Silva laughs at TLA and rushes back into the ring demanding the referee counts. Meanwhile replays show of the Enzuigiri followed by the gutbuster. )

Ref: ONE!!!! ……… TWO!!! ………. THREE!!! ……….. FOUR!!!…………

Mercer: BRILLIANT counter by Silva! I don’t think people understand how much skill it takes to catch your opponent that precisely and still manage to hit them at full strength!

Ryder: I can’t disagree there, it was a phenomenal move and TLA’s still fighting just to get back up while the referee’s at the count of six. TLA is just at one knee, heavy breathing as the ref’s count reaches eight… and somehow, someway TLA breaks the count and dives into the ring under the ropes. Now Silva VICIOUSLY STOMPS DOWN ON EACH LIMB OF HIS OPPONENT! SILVA HARSHLY STOMPS THREE TIMES ON HIS ARM, AGAIN ON HIS PEC, AND ON HIS OTHER ARM, AND ON HIS LEG, AND NOW THREE MORE STOMPS TO THE BACK OF TLA’S HEAD! Silva looks irate, he’s bending down pointing in TLA’s face and berating him!

JJ Silva (off-mic): YOU SHOULD HAVE QUIT WHILE YOU WERE AHEAD ESE!

Ryder: FIELD GOAL KICK TO THE RIBS!!! TLA CAN HARDLY BREATHE NOW!

JJ Silva (off-mic): YOU SHOULD HAVE STAYED YOUR ASS IN JAIL! YOU’LL NEVER TAKE AWAY MY TITLE! YOU HEAR ME? MY TITL-

Ryder: HE’S CAUGHT!!!! TLA SNATCHES THE ARM!!!!! CROSSED PATHS!!!!!!!!! CROSS ARMBREAKER IS LOCKED IN!!! SILVA IS PANICKING, THE ICONOMY ARE PANICKING OUTSIDE THE RING… SILVA DRAGS HIMSELF AS MUCH AS HE CAN, BUT TLA’S NOT LETTING GO!!!!!! AND SILVA SOMEHOW MANAGES TO DRAG HIS LOWER BODY TO THE RING ROPES AND GET THE ROPE BREAK SAVE! BUT TLA’S REFUSING TO RELEASE!

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

Mercer: TLA FINALLY BREAKS THAT HOLD! THAT IDIOT IS TRYING TO GET HIMSELF DISQUALIFIED ISN’T HE!? The official’s reminding TLA of the consequences for getting himself disqualified! TLA is fighting to get his championship back that granted, was STOLEN from him; but he knows deep down inside that if he snaps he can essentially kiss the New Breed title goodbye! With the champion’s advantage being ruled out TLA’s come close to losing his gold already…. but TLA refuses to stop fighting as he grabs Silva by the arm… but Silva flings TLA with his body weight into the middle rope and Silva STANDS ON THE BACK OF TLA’S NECK TRYING TO CHOKE HIM OUT!!! THE REFEREE’S COUNTING AWAY!

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

Ryder: Silva jumps off of his opponent and argues with the referee… meanwhile ECLIPSE DIEMOS SOCKS TLA WITH A RIGHT HAND FROM THE OUTSIDE! THE REF DIDN’T SEE A THING! AND NOW SILVA HITS A RUNNING BASEBALL SLIDE SENDING TLA UNDER THE ROPE AND CRASHING TO THE OUTSIDE… AND SILVA DISTRACTS THE REFEREE AGAIN WHILE DIEMOS AND CHRIS ELITE STOMP AWAY AT TLA!!! TLA’S COMPLETELY DEFENSELESS, HE DOESN’T EVEN HAVE ANY BACK UP! Diemos and Elite scatter like the dogs they are and JJ Silva exits the ring pulling a weary TLA back up to his feet and clocking him with an uppercut, straight fist to the jaw! TLA’s leaned back on the barricade and JJ Silva hits a BACK SUPLEX SENDING TLA SPINE FIRST INTO THE ‘CADE!!! The referee’s demanding Silva gets TLA back into the ring, but Silva completely ignores him…. TLA now collapses IN to the audience and JJ Silva climbs up the barricade looking to hit a DEADLIFT VERTICAL SUPLEX FROM THE AUDIENCE!!!!

Mercer: TLA SWEEPS THE LEGS!!! SILVA LANDS GROIN FIRST ON TO THE BARRICADE!!! AND TLA HITS THE CARTEL KICK!!!! BOTH MEN GO CRASHING DOWN TO RINGSIDE, BUT TLA’S TURNED THE TABLES ON HIS OPPONENT WITH THOSE MOVES! TLA’s back is still killing him, and JJ Silva crawls away with a cut visible over his right eye… now TLA springs back up and GRABS SILVA!!! AND TLA SENDS SILVA CRASHING INTO THE STEEL RING STEPS!!!! SILVA GOES FLIPPING OVER THEM AND LANDING AWKWARDLY WITH THE MOMENTUM!!! MY GOD THAT THROW HAD SOME FURY IN IT! AND TLA COMES BACK AT SILVA AND GRABS HIM BY THE HEAD AND BASHES HIM SEVERAL TIMES INTO OUR COMMENTARY DESK!!! NOW TLA BREAKS THE REFEREE’S COUNT AT EIGHT BY SENDING SILVA BACK INTO THE RING… BUT THIS TIME TLA MARKS HIS SPOT AND GOES FOR THE SPRINGBOARD METEORA!!!!!!!!

Ryder: SILVA COUNTERS BY CATCHING TLA BY THE LEGS IN MID AIR, AND HE’S GOING FOR THE EXECUTION DEVICE!!!!! THE SHARPSHOOTER’S ALMOST IN!!! THAT BACK OF TLA’S HAS BEEN WORKED ON ALL MATCH, AND IF THIS HOLD IS LOCKED IN IT’S ABSOLUTELY OVER! SILVA’S FIGHTING TO CATCH IT… BUT TLA USES HIS LEG STRENGTH TO SEND SILVA FLYING OFF HIM! TLA rushes back up to his feet.. SILVA HITS THE RUNNING HIGH KNEE TO THE FACE! TLA stumbles back to the corner, you can see he was hit right in the eye! …. AND JJ SILVA HITS ANOTHER RUNNING KNEE TO HIS CORNERED OPPONENT, HITTING TLA IN THE CHEST! AND NOW SILVA COMES OUT OF THE CORNER WITH A BULLDOG — NO!!!!!! TLA COUNTERS WITH A DOUBLE KNEE ARMBREAKER TO THE LEFT ARM, THIS TIME FROM BEHIND!!!! AND TLA IMMEDIATELY ROLLS SILVA TO THE MAT WITH AN ARMWRINGER AND LOCKS IN THE CROSSED PATHS AGAIN!!!!!! THAT’S IT!!! NO ESCAPING THIS TIME!!!!!! TLA WRINGS BACK THE CROSSED PATHS AS HARD AS HE CAN!!!! TLA IS GOING TO SEPARATE THAT FREAKING SHOULDER!!!! SILVA TAPS!!!!!!!!

( Ding! Ding! Ding! )

( “i” by Kendrick Lamar hits and TLA rolls out of the ring as the entire Iconomy charge into the ring to come after TLA )

Ring Announcer: HERE IS YOUR WINNER BY SUBMISSION AND STIIILLLLLL THE EAW NEEEW BREEED CHAMPIOOOOOONNN… TTTTTTTTT LLLLLLLLLLLLL AAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!

Mercer: SMART MOVE BY SILVA TO TAP OUT. TLA HAD HIM RIGHT WHERE HE WANTED HIM. IT WAS EITHER TAP OR SNAP AT THIS POINT!

( TLA is at the bottom of the ramp and an official hands him the New Breed Championship, and King Mustafa and Michelle McGillislutty run down the ramp to celebrate with TLA )

Ryder: TLA picks up the win in this contest by a HAIR, I mean a HAIR! He’s busted and bruised up, writhing in a ton of pain from the physicality of this match but still he’s got a smile on his face and rightfully so! TLA is STILL the New Breed Champion!

Mercer: This is getting ridiculous, Midsummer Massacre starts off with TWO Dynasty Wrestling guys in a row getting the win! For god’s sakes! As annoyed as I am that we don’t get to have the New Breed title on Showdown, I’ve got to give TLA his just due. That was a damn good performance by both men, but the better man won tonight in my view.

( Camera cuts backstage to Zack Crash in his office with Kevin Devastation, surrounded by members of Quality Control. He’s watching Ryan Savage, Mr. DEDEDE and the rest of the Dynasty Wrestling roster fight off Quality Control on Dynasty, and is close to having an aneurysm from anger. )

( He watches the screen as Ryan Savage looks into the camera, saying “[CENSORED] ZACK CRASH, AND [CENSORED] EAW”. Crash snaps, throws his remote at the television and takes a seat on the couch in his office. )

Zack Crash: THOSE SONS OF BITCHES!

Kevin Devastation: Can one of you shut that thing off?

( A QC member shuts off the television )

Kevin: No need to be so upset. We will make sure Ryan Savage gets what he deserves.

Crash: No… there is no “we” in this…

Kevin: What do you mean by that?

Crash: Stay out of this tonight, that’s what I mean!

( Crash stands up from his couch, and starts pacing around like a mad man, still flushed with anger on his face )

Crash: That goes for ALL of you. You’re ALL BANNED FROM RINGSIDE!

Kevin: Why on Earth would you do that??

Crash: Ryan Savage wants to come on national television and slander MY NAME!? SLANDER MY COMPANY!? He’s going to deal with ME. YOU GOT THAT? IF ANY OF YOU SHOW UP AT RINGSIDE YOU’RE FIRED!

Kevin: Listen you have nothing to prove to that fat son of a Bitch. Let us handle it–

Crash: JUST SHUT UP! I DON’T NEED ANY MORE ADVISING TONIGHT!

Kevin: …… Zack, take a deep breath.

( Crash takes a deep breath… then flips over the coffee table in front of him )

Crash: [CENSORED] THIS! I’M DONE BEING CALM! I’M GOING TO SHOW RYAN SAVAGE EXACTLY WHY THEY USED TO CALL ME THE THRILL-SEEKER! I’LL SHOW HIM WHAT A TRUE SAVAGE IS! GET OUT OF MY WAY!

( Crash shoves his way past several members of Quality Control and exits the locker room, slamming the door shut. The camera follows Crash down the hallway, but Crash bumps into John Conning. )

Conning: Evening! What a great show this has been thus far! Banter aside, Mr. Crash, I’ve got to speak to you about something.

Crash: NOT NOW.

Conning: It’s regarding our next FPV. I think you’ll want to hear this.

Crash: Get out of my way, conning! I’m not in the mood! You let that fat bastard go on your stupid little side project and berate OUR COMPANY! What kind of exective are you!?

Conning: “Our company” huh? It’s “our company” now, isn’t it? Well, for starters I’ll have you know I’ve handed Ryan Savage several fines for his conduct on Dynasty Wrestling as of late. But how appropriate, because I was actually just going to get into that.

Crash: Get on with it.

Conning: Since you’ve been absent from the past couple of board meetings regarding Territorial Invasion, I’ve decided to take day to day operations into my own hands for the time being in regards to the promotion and booking of that event.

Crash: Have you, now? That sounds an awful lot like mutiny.

Conning: Yes, we have. And we at the board have collectively decided to make Territorial Invasion completely interpromotional.

Crash: It’s already Inter branded as it is, moron.

Conning: No. Not that kind of Inter promotional, moron. I mean, the Territorial Invasion event will feature Dynasty Wrestling.

Crash: NO. HELL NO. NOT AGAIN, ABSOLUTELY NOT!

Conning: The marketing team, advertisers, sponsors and shareholders have already been informed of this, and they all found it in EAW’s best interest to do so. Dynasty Wrestling spent two consecutive weeks as EAW’s top rated show, including the week of August 1st where Showdown ran a re-run of the previous week’s episode. The shareholders agreed that the Dynasty Wrestling promotion has caught attention like wildfire and it would be in EAW’s best interest to collaborate. And since you were absent in the last three scheduled board meetings, you’ve just about surrendered your ability to veto any decisions we’ve made.

Crash: YOU HONESTLY THINK I’M GOING TO ALLOW THIS TO HAPPEN??

Conning: Go ahead and explain to the Shareholders why it shouldn’t. (shrug) In the mean time, we’ve also decided to alter the promotion for this year’s event by changing the name. We found that the new name for this event would much better suit the state of affairs in EAW than simply “Territorial Invasion”. This new name of the event reflects the situation you, me, and just about every other employee in this company are currently in.

Crash: AND WHAT IS THE NAME, CONNING.

Conning: CIVIL WAR. 🙂

( Crash and Conning have a brief, tense stare down )

Crash: You think you’re going to get away with making my life a living hell, don’t you. As soon as I’m finished with Ryan Savage, your ass is mine. You will rue the day you ever overstepped your boundaries.

( Conning smiles in his face, and Crash walks off )

( The camera pans back to the ring as the focus placed on the ring announcer standing in the ring. )

( DING DING DING!!! )

Ring Announcer: The following contest is scheduled for one fall and is for the EAW Vixens Championship!

(“Hey Mama” by Nicki Minaj plays as Maddie makes her way to the ring to a chorus of unceasing boos with Maria Gonzales by her side, who is talking to Maddie while the challenger keeps a cold glare fixed on the ring.)

Mercer: This is going to be a very physical, personal war for the Vixens Championship. Ever since Pain for Pride Maddie has haunted and harassed the Vixens Champion, Tarah Nova. There are many Vixens here scattered through the audience watching this match and it’s apparent to many that we may be seeing a changing of the guard tonight.

Ryder: I don’t know about that, but there is no denying that Maddie may be at her absolute best as she enters the ring tonight. She has been smashing everyone who has gotten in her way and aligning herself with Maria Gonzales only makes things even more in her favor. Tarah has no real friends in the Vixens locker room, her relationship with Genesis seems to be in crisis, everything seems to point towards this being her most difficult defense of the title.

(“In Flames” plays as Tarah Nova comes out to the stage wearing her trademark black leather jacket and the Vixens Championship around her waist, the fans cheering her on as she walks down to the ring.)

Ryder: This has been a trying past few weeks for Tarah. She was blindsided by Maddie on several occasions, her relationship has been rumored to be on the rocks, she suffered what to most people was an absolute shocker of a loss to Aurora Rose on the first edition of Battleground…but all can be right in the world if she manages to turn Maddie back.

Mercer: Much easier said than done, but if there is anyone who can do it, it is this woman who is known as the Wrestler Among Vixens.

(Tarah gives her belt to the referee before standing back in her corner, a death glare fixed on Maddie, who gives her a bit of a finger wave as she snickers in her own corner.)

Ring Announcer: Introducing first, the challenger. From Tampa, Florida, weighing in at 125 pounds….the Mistress of Death………..MAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAADIIIIIIIIEEEEEEE!!!

(The crowd for the most part gives her another round of boos as she converses with Maria Gonzales.)

Ring Announcer: Her opponent…from Detroit, Michigan, weighing in at 119 pounds….she is the Vixen Killer and the DEFENDING EAW Vixens Champion…….TARAAAAAAAAH NOOOOOOOVAAAAAAAAA!!!

(The crowd cheers loudly for her as she steps up to face Maddie as the Championship belt is held up by the referee before being handed off.)

(DING DING DING!!!)

Mercer: Weeks and weeks of animosity, rage and all out hatred between these two young women has culminated with this contest here tonight. They are just standing there face to face.

Ryder: It’s kinda funny to me. These two have spent weeks on end talking about how they are going to kick each other’s ass and the first scene of them in the ring together tonight is just the two of them just standing there, glaring at one another…Well, nevermind! Tarah just slapped Maddie straight in the face and we are underway!

Mercer: Both women throwing punches as we get underway with this highly anticipated title match here in the Staples Center! Tarah driving Maddie back into the corner with all of these punches and kicks! She’s been waiting to get her hands on Maddie for a long while and she’s taking full advantage! The referee is trying half-heartedly to break them up but Tarah pulls Maddie out of the corner and takes her down with a snapmare! Then she lands a hard kick to the back that echoed through half of Los Angeles! My God the Champion is on fire so far!

Ryder: She’s not done as she gives Maddie a brutal kick to the chest. She’s in complete control of the early stages of this match! Maria Gonzales up on the apron trying to encourage Maddie but quickly hops back down after Tarah notices her. The Vixens Champion looks to be in destruction mode as she lifts Maddie up from the canvas and Maddie hits her in the gut with a fierce elbow to the midsection! Then another elbow to the back of the head…and then she takes Tarah and throws her into the corner and into the ring post! Tarah’s shoulder may be separated as she falls out of the ring and to the arena floor!

Mercer: Maddie’s friendship already paying dividends. Having her out there just for a little bit makes it that much easier for her to distract Tarah and make her second guess herself. Maddie’s damn good in her own right but having someone out here to make it essentially a handicap match makes it that much more difficult!

Ryder: Maddie of course in the referee’s face as Tarah is attacked by Maria Gonzales! Hard stomps to that injured shoulder as she lays out on the arena floor. This is not the place to be for the Champion.

Mercer: Maria backs off as the referee is finally allowed to pay attention to what’s going on and Maddie’s out there quickly. She’s like an insane shark smelling blood or something as she pulls Tarah up and SLAMS HER into the steel steps on the outside! That injured shoulder taking the brunt of the blow! Maddie pulls her up and rolls her into her ring. She takes her time to get back into the ring, putting on a bit of a show for some of the male fans in attendance as she swivels her hips a bit.

Ryder: Tarah is trying to get to her feet but that right shoulder is bothering her immensely. Maddie all the way back in the ring by the time she gets to all fours and she takes a hard kick to the gut! Maddie in full control now as she does another stomp to the hand of Tarah! Then brushing her boot across the face of the Vixens Champion!

Maddie (off-mic): C’MON CHAMP! YOU CAN DO IT! REMEMBER ALL YOUR FREAKS! GET UP!

Mercer: Tarah is in a bad way as Maddie stomps on her back and then sits down to lock in a camel clutch! She’s pulling back hard on the champion’s jaw and Tarah is in some serious trouble!

Ryder: Tarah has fought through a lot but she may have met her match here. An incredible opponent with a numbers advantage and now that injured shoulder spell disaster. The referee down there trying to see if Tarah wants to submit but she will not. She is trying to raise up to all fours again despite the pain in her shoulder. The crowd trying to get behind her as she rises up as best as she can but gets a hard blow to the back as Maddie just sits down on her back again. Maddie pulls her up from the canvas by her trunks and delivers a massive German Suplex!

Mercer: That was absolutely the last thing Tarah wanted! She landed hard on the mat after that release German suplex! Her neck and shoulders hit HARD! Maddie up to her feet again as she is totally dominating the champion! The redhead lifts Tarah up off the canvas and lifts her up into the air in a vertical suplex position and hits a textbook brainbuster!

Ryder: Maddie hooks a leg, showboating to the crowd a little to the crowd while doing so!

Ref: OOOOONEEE… TWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

Ryder: Tarah got a shoulder up and Maddie looks a little frustrated now. I’m sure she realizes that Tarah Nova is going to require a lot more than that to be defeated. She lives, breathes and would die for wrestling.

Mercer: That may get put to the test as Maddie goes up to the top rope looking for the Maddie Bomb, that signature moonsault that she has used on rare occasions to put wrestlers away. MADDIE BOMB FROM THE TOP ROPE…BUT TARAH HAS HER KNEES UP! Tarah was playing possum a bit and managed to get her knees up! An incredible counter as she struggles to get up to her feet. A hard kick to the ribs of Maddie, who may be injured herself after that nasty fall! Another kick as Tarah tries to shake her shoulder a bit to try to loosen up that shoulder. She pulls in Maddie to go for her Tarah Bomb…tries to lift her up but the shoulder is giving her trouble, and Maddie counters with a back body drop!

Ryder: Maria Gonzales is clapping in approval after that counter, and you can tell that Tarah is seriously hurt right now. This match may be in some serious danger of getting away from her. Maddie back on her feet and is pulling Tarah up to hers, SPIKE DDT!

Mercer: Maddie’s been basically in control of this match the entire time. There has been nothing that Tarah can do to stop her so far.

Maddie (off-mic): TOO EASY…. WAYYYYYYYYY TOO EASY, TARAH.

Ryder: Maddie would be better served to just take advantage and get this over with, but I think she wants to administer a bit of punishment to Tarah. Tarah bullied this woman admittedly for months and eventually Maddie simply snapped. Maddie pulls Tarah up off the campus and pulls her in for a neckbreaker, nailing it flawlessly. She goes for a more conventional cover this time and the referee is down to count.

Ref: OOOOOOONEEE…. TWOOOOOOOOOO!!

Mercer: KICK OUT AT TWO. Tarah is really starting to get under the skin of the challenger you have to say! Maddie is throwing everything she can at Tarah but she can’t quite get the job done. Maddie pulls up Tarah again, forcing Tarah to stand as she takes off her elbow pad. I think she’s going to look for the Afterlife clothesline that’s become her trademark of late….she whips Tarah into the ropes…She goes for the clothesline but Tarah ducks it and then manages to land an Enziguri!

Ryder: Beautiful counter from the Vixens Champion but can she follow up with something more! Maddie is stunned and Maria is fuming on the outside! Maddie falls right into the embrace of Tarah Nova who lifts her up on her shoulders! She’s ignoring the pain, straining to hold her up a bit as she goes for the GTS…but Maddie manages to land a few elbows and counter it, Tarah forced to let her go and sit her back down.

Mercer: Maddie pulling Tarah by the hair into the corner as she goes up to the second turnbuckle. What the hell is she planning now!? The Maddie Bomb was countered as was the Afterlife. What could she possibly be thinking of now to try to turn end this match. She….oh my God.

Ryder: This is very scary as Maddie lifts Tarah up….she’s going for an avalanche powerbomb! This should surely end the match. HERE IT COMES……TARAH COUNTERS INTO A FRANKENSTEINER! HOW THE HELL DID SHE DO THAT!? SHE’S GOT THE LEGS OF MADDIE!

Ref: OOOOONEE.. TWOOOOOOOO!!!

Ryder: KICK OUT! Maddie had to expend a hell of a lot of energy to kick out of that as Maria breathes a sigh of relief on the outside! Tarah showing a lot of poise despite her injury and the numbers not being in her favor. This toughness, both physical and mental, is why she’s champion! Maddie still a bit shaken up after that hard fall to the mat as Tarah goes up to the top rope! She’s thinking Phoenix Splash to try to end this! Maria is up on the apron now. She’s screaming something in Spanish to Tarah.

Mercer: I don’t think whatever it was was pleasant. But Tarah kicks her in the face, knocking her down to the arena floor! But Maddie gets up to her feet and dropkicks Tarah Nova! She lands hard onto her shoulder once again and falls to the arena floor!

(The crowd boos Maddie as she gets up and begins to pose, but then look towards the entrance ramp with a few cheers and some murmurs of confusion as Haruna Sakazaki makes her way down to the ringside area clapping.)

Mercer: And what the hell is this nutcase doing out here! She came out during Battleground last week looking like a lost puppy and now she’s out here? What the hell for!?

Ryder: Maddie looking over at Haruna as she gets comfortable near ringside…..did she just take some guy in the front row’s popcorn!?

Mercer: It looks like she did, but in any event Maddie is trying to get the Vixens Champion back into the ring. It’s all on the line here for her. She can’t afford to win by count out! She rolls Tarah back into the ring and hits a pumphandle slam before going up to the top rope again. She’s going for a leg drop from the top rope and hits it! Tarah can’t take any more punishment can she? Maddie hooks a leg of a near motionless Tarah.

Ref: OOOOOONEEE!!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

Ryder: THREE….NO! TARAH GETS A SHOULDER UP AT TWO AND 99/100! Maddie’s looking even more and more frustrated! Tarah is barely moving but she’s still in this match! Tarah being pulled up by Maddie again before Maddie goes sprinting into the ropes, Maddie goes for the Afterlife again but she misses! TARAH GOES FOR A SUPERKICK THAT MISSES TOO AND HIT THE REF FOR GOOD MEASURE! The poor guy may be out cold!

Mercer: That’s not a good sign at all for Tarah. Maria is getting up to her feet on the outside finally Maddie’s getting up to her feet as well after ducking that kick…TARAH GRABS HER..TARAH GRABS HER AND LIFTS HER UP….GO. TO. SLEEP! MADDIE’S OUT COLD IN THE CENTER OF THE RING…BUT SO IS THE REFEREE! MARIA GONZALES WASTING LITTLE TIME JUMPING INTO THE RING AND ATTACKING TARAH! PUNCHING, CLAWING, HITTING AT HER LIKE A MADWOMAN!

Ryder: Haruna seems to be pretty entertained by it! She’s clapping from her seat near ringside as Maria pulls Tarah off of Maddie and hits a DDT. Maddie is very slowly starting to come to. This is the perfect opportunity for her to win the title that she has been so desperate for! Maddie up to her feet now as Maria pulls Tarah up, Maddie goes running into the ropes as Maria pushes Tarah straight into the AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAFTERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRLIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIFEEE! THAT SHOULD DO IT! WE ARE GOING TO HAVE A NEW VIXENS CHAMPION HERE TONIGHT! HARUNA IS CELEBRATING LIKE SHE’S IN ON THE FIX HERSELF!

Mercer: What the hell is that idiot doing as she grabs a steel chair from underneath the ring and sliding it into Maria Gonzales! The referee is still down a bit after that superkick, trying to get to his senses but rolls out of the ring. Tarah must have really scrambled his eggs with that kick to the jaw. Maddie and Maria and now Haruna are all standing above an unconscious Tarah! The fix was in from the beginning as Haruna brushes her foot over Tarah’s head!

Haruna: Lift her up and finish her off!

Ryder: What the hell is this!? Was this the plan all along!? The three of them trying to destroy Tarah Nova!? Maddie pulls a near-lifeless Tarah up to her feet! Maria grabs that chair that Haruna slid into the ring. She’s setting up to…HARUNA WITH A BACKSTABBER ON MARIA!? WHAT IS GOING ON IN THIS RING TONIGHT!? HARUNA HAS THE CHAIR IN HAND NOW AS TARAH HITS A JAWBREAKER! AND HARUNA NAILS MADDIE WITH A SHOT TO THE SKULL WITH THAT STEEL CHAIR! The referee is groggily up to his feet now as Haruna slides out of the ring and quickly disposes of the chair before he gets back into the ring! TARAH UP ON THE TOP TURNBUCKLE AS MADDIE IS LAID OUT…..PHOENIX SPLAAAAAAAAASH!!! TARAH UP AS SHE HOOKS THE LEG!

Ref: OOOOOOONEEE….. TWOOOOOOOOOO!!!! THRRRREEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!

(DING DING DING!!!!!)

(“In Flames” By Crawl Through Knives hits as Tarah Nova rises up to her feet, still groggy as she is presented with her championship belt.)

Ring Announcer: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN…THE WINNER OF THIS MATCH AND STILL THE VIXENS CHAMPION….TARAH……NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVAAAAA!!!

Mercer: With a little assist from her long time rival, Tarah manages to………AROUND THE WORLD FROM HARUNA!? THAT SPINNING JAWBREAKER JUST CONNECTED ON TARAH NOVA IN THE CENTER OF THE RING AND SHE IS OUT! SHE IS OUT COLD!

Ryder: Okay, I’m lost. Who’s side is she on?

Mercer: Isn’t it obvious? HER OWN!

(Haruna looks over the three laid out Vixens as she grabs the microphone from the ring announcer.)

Haruna: There has been much talk of what the Vixens have done the last few weeks. About the Empress of Elite tournament. About being Vixens Champion. About being the best and all of those things. When I lost my honor at Pain for Pride, I nearly quit. I was so disgusted losing in that fashion that I almost gave up on my dream. But my FAMILY, MY FANS, MY LOVE ARIANA HAVE OPENED MY EYES. THERE WILL BE NO AGE OF MADDIE OR ERA OF TARAH. There certainly won’t be an age of Maria Gonzales. As of NOW, the entire Vixens Division is put on notice. By the time fall starts to turn to winter….Haruna Sakazaki will stand alone at the summit of the EAW Vixens division….as both the Empress of Elite…..and the EAW Vixens Champion!

(Haruna throws down the microphone to a passionate mixed reaction of mostly cheers as she leaves the ring. Slowly, Maddie starts to come to…looking outside the ring with a look of rage as Haruna looks back towards the ring.)

Mercer: This is certainly going to make the Empress of Elite tournament a very serious event indeed.

Ryder: Maddie looked like she was about to become EAW Vixens Champion, but in one fell swoop it was taken away from her. If she got THIS upset with Tarah after Pain For Pride, one can imagine the sweltering hatred that’s starting to be felt for Haruna Sakazaki. I don’t think we’ve heard the last of this now three-way war for Vixens supremacy.

( The camera fades back towards the ring area as we are shown the next match through an image showcased on the titantron. )

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Ring Announcer: The following contest is scheduled for one fall and is for… THE EAW UNIFIED TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS!!!

( “Dark Storms” by Our Last Night blasts from the sound system as Jacob Senn and Christopher Corrupt walk out sporting red-and-black Dynasty attire as they stare across the arena with the EAW fans booing them and the few DyHards in the building cheering loudly. )

Ring Announcer: Introducing first, at a combined weight of 415 pounds… they are the team of Jacob Senn and Christopher Corrupt… THHHEEEE DYYNNNNAAASSSSTTGGGUUAAAARRDDD!!!

Mack: This here is a team that represents the enemy and they are on our show! Why are these guys competing for the tag team titles? This is EAW! Not that other show!

Kawajai: Even though they represent Dynasty Wrestling, look at who they are! Jacob Senn and Christopher Corrupt, two very talented individuals in the ring and showcased their talents, but for EAW’s sake, we must hope they don’t win. Dynasty Wrestling are already 2-0 on us tonight.

( “Would” by Alice In Chains plays as Y2Impact and HBG make their entrance to the stage as they are met with cheers from the crowd with small disdain from the small audience of DyHards. )

Ring Announcer: Introducing their opponents, at a combined weight of 361 pounds… they are the EAW UNIFIED TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS… the team of Y2Impact and Heart Break Gal… THHHHEEE MMEEERRRRCCCCEENNNAAAARRRIIEEESSSS!!!

Kawajai: Our tag team champions, The Mercenaries, seem to have a strong hold on those titles from what we have seen.

Mack: I mean, HBG was able to defeat that Christopher Corrupt kid, so I think this match will be in the bag for our team to keep the titles home in EAW!

( Ding! Ding! Ding! )

Mack: The bell sounds as this EAW Unified Tag Team Championship contest is underway! Christopher Corrupt enters the battleground with Y2Impact as Heart Break Gal and Jacob Senn stand in their corners in support of their partner! Both men rush towards one another for the lock-up BUT IMPACT DROPS DOWN FOR THE ROLL-UP!

Kawajai: Corrupt instantly lifts to get his shoulders up BUT IMPACT GRABS THE LEGS AS HE TURNS FOR THE WALLS OF IMPACT ALREADY! CORRUPT ROLLS BACK AS HE ESCAPES THE HOLD! Corrupt steps forwards LOOKING FOR A SUPERKICK TO THE CHIN! IMPACT SCRAMBLES BACK INTO THE CORNER AS HE GETS OUT OF THE WAY!

Mack: Look at that cocky kid, Kawajai! He’s talking about how close he was to hitting that superkick right on him! Impact stands up AND SHOVES CORRUPT BEFORE CORRUPT STRIKES WITH A KNEE TO THE GUT! Corrupt locks Impact into the side-headlock as he wraps around to wear down his opponent!

Kawajai: Impact shoves Corrupt right into Jacob Senn, as he falls to the floor, as Corrupt rebounds off the ropes! Impact goes for the rolling elbow BUT CORRUPT DUCKS AND RUNS TO HBG AS HE LANDS A FIST RIGHT IN HER FACE THAT CAUSES HER TO FALL ON THE FLOOR! Corrupt turns back to Impact as they both rush to one another and start throwing a series of elbows into another’s jaws!

Mack: Each time Impact can land an elbow, Corrupt responds right back with his own! HBG slides back into the ring though ATTACKING CORRUPT FROM BEHIND WITH A CLUB TO THE BACK! Jacob Senn rushes in as well WITH AN ELBOW TO THE BACK OF IMPACT’S HEAD AS WE HAVE A TAG TEAM BRAWL ON OUR HANDS AS EVERYONE IS ALL OVER ONE ANOTHER!

Kawajai: This brawl is all over the ring until Jacob Senn launches Y2Impact over the top rope BUT HE STAYS ON THE APRON! Corrupt grabs HBG by the head PUSHING HER ON HIS KNEE FOR THE STO BACKBREAKER! JACOB RUNS IN AS HE STRIKES WITH THE SPINNING NECKBREAKER ON HBG RIGHT ON CORRUPT’S KNEE! Corrupt picks himself up as he rushes over to Impact, who is on his feet on the apron, HITTING A LEG LARIAT TO SEND HIM DOWN TO THE FLOOR!

Mack: Come on, Mercenaries! Don’t let these fools take our tag titles! Corrupt slides to the outside as he lifts Impact to his feet while taunting to the crowd BUT HEART BREAK GAL RUNS TO THE CORNER AND FLIES WITH A OVER-THE-TURNBUCKLE SENTON ON BOTH CORRUPT AND IMPACT! BAH GAWD! WHAT A STUNNING MOVE!

Kawajai: Heart Break Gal rolls to her feet as he taunts to the crowd while lifting Christopher Corrupt up from that move! Both of The Mercenaries are up and pummeling Corrupt BUT SENN DIVES IN WITH THE FOSBURY FLOP AS HE TAKES THEM ALL OUT IN ONE FELL SWOOP! Jacob Senn pops up and riles up the crowd as he is pumped after that high-flying stunt as he picks up his friend and they both go back to The Mercenaries!

Mack: The Dynastguard is in control and we desperately need an opening seized if we still want control of those tag titles! The Dynastguard lift up The Mercenaries as a unit BUT THE MERCENARIES BOTH SPIN AROUND AND SLAM THEIR OPPONENTS INTO THE BARRICADE WITH A SHOULDER THRUST! Impact and HBG crack a grin as they throw The Dynastguard in the ring while they high-five one another! SENN AND CORRUPT POP TO THE THEIR FEET AND RUN THE ROPES AS THEY COME BACK WITH A DOUBLE SUICIDE DIVE RIGHT ON THE MERCENARIES!

Kawajai: We just witnessed a mass human pile-up before our own eyes, Eddie! This has been crazy ever since the ringing of the bell! Christopher Corrupt is the first to rise to his feet though as he throws Y2Impact back into the ring while sliding in with him! Both legal men are in the ring as the count will stop! Corrupt grabs Impact as he lifts him up ONLY TO FALL VICTIM TO A SURPRISE SNAP SUPLEX BY IMPACT THAT DRIVES CORRUPT TO THE CANVAS!

Mack: Impact has an opportunity right here AS HE FLOATS OVER FOR THE COVER RIGHT NOW!

Referee: ONNNEEE!!!… TWWWOOO!

Kawajai: Christopher Corrupt kicks out of the pin, but Y2Impact locks in the leg scissors on his opponent! He has that hold tightened in as he looks to wear down Corrupt while landing elbow shots to the chest! Wait… CORRUPT ROLLS BACK AS HE LOOKS FOR THE PIN!

Referee: ONNNEEE!!!… TWWWOOO!

Eddie: Y2IMPACT TURNS OVER AS HE GETS A BACKSLIDE WITH HIS LEGS!

Referee: ONNNEEE!!!… TWWWOOO!

Eddie Mack: Corrupt rolls out of the pin, but Y2Impact scrambles back to him as he locks him in the camel clutch! Impact assesses the situation and pulls Corrupt up to his feet before tagging Heart Break Gal into the match! She grabs Corrupt LIFTING HIM IN THE AIR AS SHE SCOOP SLAMS HIM RIGHT BESIDE THE ROPES! She walks out on the apron as she looks around the crowd BEFORE JUMPING FOR THE SPRINGBOARD LEG DROP RIGHT ON THE THROAT OF CORRUPT! HEART BREAK GAL GOES FOR THE COVER!

Referee: ONNNEEE!!!… TWWWOOO!!

Kawajai: CORRUPT GETS THE SHOULDER UP AS RELIEF WASHES OVER THE FACE OF SENN! HBG drops down and locks in the front facelock as she pulls Corrupt to his feet and walks him back to their corner as Impact tags himself back into the match! The Mercenaries position Corrupt to the center of the ring as they whip him across STRIKING WITH THE DOUBLE ELBOW ACROSS THE FACE!

Mack: Impact runs in with a heavy elbow to the face of Senn to take him out onto the floor as he turns back to HBG, who throws Corrupt towards him! Impact lifts Corrupt in the air DROPPING HIM BACK DOWN ON HIS KNEE WITH THE ATOMIC DROP! Heart Break Gal runs back to the ropes REBOUNDING TO THE TWO WITH A SPINNING HEEL KICK ACROSS THE FACE OF CORRUPT! Corrupt collapses down on the canvas AS IMPACT HOOKS THE LEG FOR THE PIN!

Referee: ONNNEEE!!!… TWWWOOO!!!…

Kawajai: CORRUPT KICKS OUT AND STILL FIGHTS ON! Impressive showing from The Dynastguard, even if they are from Dynasty Wrestling! Heart Break Gal walks back over to her corner as Jacob Senn starts to climb back to his, pissed at how he got thrown out, as Impact pulls Corrupt up and goes right back to their corner for HBG to make the tag!

Mack: Heart Break Gal slams Christopher Corrupt on his head as she rolls to the outside! HBG pulls Corrupt on the turnbuckle as she pulls one of Corrupt’s legs on the turnbuckle as Impact is on the apron backed up! IMPACT RUNS IN! DROPKICK RIGHT ON THE KNEE OF CORRUPT AS YOU HEAR HIM HOWL IN PAIN FROM THAT MOVE! HBG FALLS BACK AS SHE LOCKS IN A FIGURE-FOUR LEGLOCK TO TRY AND WORSEN THE PAIN ON THAT LEG! BREAK IT, HBG! SNAP IT IN HALF!

Kawajai: JACOB SENN RUNS DOWN FROM THE ROPES AS HE DUCKS A CLOTHESLINE ATTEMPT BY IMPACT AND PUNTS HBG RIGHT IN THE HEAD FOR HER TO LET GO! Jacob Senn throws Corrupt’s legs away from the post as he might have just saved his partner from serious damage BUT IMPACT IS NOT FAR BEHIND! The referee comes in to try and separate the two before something serious happens as they both go back to their corners as Impact helps HBG back into the ring!

Mack: Yeah, those Dynasty jokes better step back before The Mercenaries send them back home in body bags on some meat hooks! You know how scary they are with their lair… I mean they have a room that I can’t say in public that starts with a “B”. HBG tries to shake the cobwebs out as she walks over to Corrupt as she lifts him up!

Kawajai: Corrupt shoves her away and throws himself back TAGGING SENN INTO THE MATCH! JACOB RUNS IN AS HE BLASTS HBG WITH A CLOTHESLINE THAT DROPS HER! IMPACT RUSHES IN TO HELP BUT SENN THROWS HIM OUT OF THE RING! HBG stands back up to her feet as she faces Senn WHO LANDS A COUPLE OF PUNCHES TO HER FACE BEFORE LANDING A BACKFIST AND FINISHING OFF WITH THE LARIAT!

Eddie Mack: JACOB JUST DROPPED HER WITH THAT SECOND CITY COMBINATION! HE’S NOT DONE YET THOUGH! He drags her up to her feet as he calls for Corrupt WHILE DROPPING BACK FOR THE GERMAN SUPLEX ONLY TO SPIN OUT AND HOLD HER IN THE WHEELBARROW POSITION! CORRUPT RACES TO THE ROPES AS HE COMES BACK WITH THE HESITATION DROPKICK RIGHT ON THE SIDE OF HER FACE! SENN SPINS AROUND AS HE GOES FOR THE PIN!

Referee: ONNNEEE!!!… TWWWOOO!!!… THHHRRREEE!

Kawajai: WAIT! IMPACT SAVES IT BY RUNNING IN FOR THE ELBOW DROP TO BREAK IT UP! Impact rushes back to his corner as Corrupt is forced back to his by the referee as they both await to see the rising of their partners! Heart Break Gal and Jacob Senn both fight to their feet as they slowly attempt to crawl to their partners! Who’s going to make it first? WHO WILL BE OUR TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS?

Mack: JACOB TAGS IN CORRUPT AND HEART BREAK GAL TAGS IN IMPACT! BOTH MEN RUSH ANOTHER BUT IMPACT TAKES ADVANTAGE WITH A CHOP BLOCK RIGHT TO THAT INJURED KNEE! Corrupt cries out in pain from that move as Impact doesn’t relent as he drags him over to the ropes! He places the leg on the ropes as he leaps high DROPPING DOWN WITH A KNEE DROP TO THE LEG AS HE COULD HAVE SNAPPED IT RIGHT THERE!

Kawajai: Y2Impact steps back as he calls for Corrupt to get to his feet! Jacob goes over to Corrupt as they exchange words as Senn’s face turns from a serious competitive one to a sense of worry and stress! Corrupt tries to fight to his feet, but Senn is trying to get the attention of the referee!

Mack: That man’s trying to cheat to get the titles! Y2Impact needs to hurry up! He pulls Corrupt towards him DROPPING HIM ON HIS BACK AS HE TURNS AROUND FOR THE WALLS OF IMPACT! IT’S LOCKED IN AS YOU CAN SEE TRUE PAIN SHOOT FROM THE EYES OF CORRUPT! HE’S BEGGING AND PLEADING AS THE REFEREE IS LOOKING FOR THE SUBMISSION!

Kawajai: Y2Impact is just laughing at Jacob Senn as he is helpless to watch… helpless as he is trying to get the referee’s attention… Impact says something to Senn WHICH SETS HIM OFF AS HE LEAPS FROM THE ROPES AND DARTS TOWARDS IMPACT AS HE STARTS TO LAND CLOSED FISTS! HE’S NOT WRESTLING NOW! HE’S ACTUALLY TRYING TO BEAT THE LIVING HELL OUT OF IMPACT!

Eddie Mack: The referee drags Jacob off of Impact as you can see a busted lip on Impact and small bits of blood on his lip as the referee and him are arguing until they both look at Corrupt! Corrupt is holding his leg, still wincing and moaning in pain, as the referee drops down and looks at the leg! The referee raises his hands in an “X” formation as he rings the bell before telling the ring announcer his decision!

( Ding! Ding! Ding! )

Ring Announcer: Ladies and Gentlemen, due to an injury on the part on Christopher Corrupt, this match has been stopped due to referee stoppage resulting in your winners and STILLLLLLLL EAW UNIFIED TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS… THHHHEEE MMEEERRRRCCCCEENNNAAAARRRIIEEESSSS!!!

( “Would” by Alice In Chains plays in the background as Y2Impact and Heart Break Gal celebrate as they grab their EAW Unified Tag Team Championships and mock Jacob Senn as he starts to get up to attack them, but the referee holds him back while EMTs come to the aid of Christopher Corrupt. )

Mack: We keep our tag titles, Kawajai! EAW remains in possession of the EAW Unified Tag Team Championships! Those Dynastguards can go crawling back into the waste they came from as they just got beat!

Kawajai: Eddie, we may have, but at what cost? I mean, look at Christopher Corrupt! He hasn’t walked on that leg since Impact targeted it! This could be serious!

Mack: This is what happens when you step in the ring against EAW! You get whooped and that’s what The Mercenaries did to The Dynastguard tonight! I mean, we should be taking these guys out one-by-one!

Kawajai: That’s a bit harsh, Eddie. Even with them being on opposing sides, we shouldn’t be trying to injure these guys! What message now is going to be sent with this?

( Christopher Corrupt is assisted by Jacob Senn and the referee out of the ring and walk him up the ramp as the fans are in shock as something might have happened tonight to Christopher Corrupt as the scene fades. )

( The camera slowly fades to black, as “This Night” by Black Lab begins to play softly in the background… )

“There are things… I have done. There’s a place… I have gone.”

( The screen fades into a side frame of Lannister winning the King of Elite crown at King of Elite in Greece over Devan Dubian and Jacob Senn. On the other side, is a showcasing of Ares Vendetta defeating Methuselah for his father’s Crown of Extreme crown. )

“There’s a beast… and I let it run. Now it’s runnin’… my way.

( The clip cuts to Athena Vendetta revealing herself as Ares’ sister, but Lannister’s lover the entire time… only to be cut into a following clip of House Vendetta crashing the Royal Wedding. )

“There are things… I regret. That you can’t forgive, you can’t forget. There’s a gift, that you sent… You sent it, my way.”

( Various clips are shown of Lannister, who is seen attacking various House Vendetta members, notably Vino Vendetta and Norman Hellion. )

“There’s a game, that I played. There are rules, I had to break. There’s mistakes… That are made. But I made ’em… my way.”

( Various clips are shown of Ares Vendetta, who is seen in the clips forcing upon destruction to RAGNAROK. )

“So, take this night. Wrap it around me like a sheet. I know I’m not forgiven, but I need a place to sleep. )

( Highlight is shown of Lannister being defeated at Pain For Pride 8, at the hands of Ares Vendetta in the “Clash of Kings” .

“So, take this night. Lay me down on the street. I know I’m not forgiven, but I hope that I’ll be given…”

( Highlight is shown of Ares Vendetta’s crown being thrown into the crowd, and a brawl ensuing… )

“…Some peace.”

( Graphic of Lannister versus Ares Vendetta is shown, as the camera fades back to the arena – with Ladders, Table, and Chair laid out across the way to the ring. The camera pans to above the ring, where the Crown of Elite is hanging from the rafters. )

Ring Announcer: THE FOLLOWING CONTEST IS A TABLES… LADDERS… AND CHAIRS MATCH! THE ONLY WAY TO WIN THIS MATCH, IS TO CLIMB A LADDER AND RETRIEVE THE CROWN FROM ABOVE THE RING!

( Camera fades to the entrance ramp, as “Battlecry” echoes throughout the arena – with Ares Vendetta and Kendra Shamez making their epic appearance through the curtain. Kendra stays atop the entrance ramp, as Ares ascends downwards, making his way towars the ring – surveying the environment as he does. )

Ring Announcer: And first, introducing the challenger… from the Land of the Rising Sun… weighing in at 217 pounds… THE BLACK VULTURE FROM THE EAST, THE NEW DON… THE KAMIKAZE PRINCE… ARESSSSSS VENDETTTTTTTTTTAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!

Mercer: And here comes the true King of EAW – No matter what Lannister did this past week, won’t change that. Crown or no crown, his defeat over Lannister has provided proof that Ares Vendetta is the only king worth having here in EAW. How foolish of Lannister it was, to give Ares even further motivation and hatred, to take what Lannister holds most dear to him. That tournament in which Lannister won in January, that may I add, did not involve Ares Vendetta… is the only thing left Lannister has to hold on to, as to why he is the rightful King of Elite. And tonight… Ares Vendetta takes that from him.

( “Shepherd of Fire” plays, as the tolling bells and tones of his theme make way for a deafening Lannister to make his way through the curtain. Lannister is accompanied by Athena, who gives him a kiss on the cheek, before exiting back through the curtain herself. Lannister doesn’t keep his eyes off Ares Vendetta, at any point at all as he descends down the ramp. )

Ring Announcer: And introducing the reigning King of Elite… from Dortmund, Germany… weighing in at 252 pounds… he is… THE ANGEL OF DEBT… THE SWORD OF THE MOURNING, THE BEAST FROM THE EAST… THE KING IN THE NORTH… LADIES AND GENTLMEN… KINGGGGGGGGG LANNNNISSSSTTTTERRRRRRRR!!!!!!!

Ryder: You can say all you want about Ares’ victory over Lannister at Pain For Pride, Jake. But this is a whole new set of circumstances, whole other element. Lannister has proven over the past two weeks that he’s back to being the force he once was, when he terrorized through an entire company, in path to his crowning moment. There is just so much hatred here… so much history, and I don’t think Lannister has come all this way, just for his reign to end here tonight. He still needs to put that crown to good use, and you better believe that he’d rather die trying, than to let Ares reign as not only King of EAW, but as well as a potential world champion. That cannot, and will not happen in the eyes of Lannister. This is going to be a blood bath, I’m sure… and if Lannister had his ways. He has a debt to pay to Ares for all the past shortcomings.
( DING! DING! DING! )

Ryder: AND WE ARE OFFICIALLY UNDERWAY! THE KING OF ELITE ON THE LINE – TABLES LADDERS AND CHAIRS!!!! And THAT did NOT take long, as both men EXPLODE out of their corners and start to unleash absolute hell on one another! Punches are being exchanged, as both are ABSOLUTELY LAYING INTO ONE ANOTHER. RIGHT, RIGHT, UPPERCUT… ARES FALTERS TO THE ROPES! LANNISTER CHARGES AFTER HIM — WAIT NO, ARES THROWS HIM OVER THE TOP! LANNISTER GOES CRASHING TO THE FLOOR!

Mercer: But Lannister gets right back onto his feet, but Ares is already leaping over the ropes… SPRINGBOARD CLOTHESLINE! NOOOO! HE LEAPS RIGHT INTO THE ARMS OF LANNISTER HERE, SIDEWALK SLAM ONTO THE BLACK VULTURE OF THE EAST! FIRST BIG MANEUVER OF THIS MATCH-UP! BUT LANNISTER IS NOT RESTING ON HIS LAURELS! Looks as if he’s taking the time he bought to slide a table into the ring! He goes no further than that as he grabs Ares’ hair and starts to pull him up – BUT HE’S MET WITH RESISTANCE as Ares sends a few swift punches to the gut of Lannister, stanning him for a mere second. But Ares takes advantage, as he hits a jawbreaker on the reigning King! Lannister is wobbly… as Ares waits for the timing to be right… IMPALER DDT ONTO THE CONCRETE FLOOR! Lannister HAS to be out cold!

Ryder: And now it looks to be Ares who is looking for a friend, and that he HAS in a steel chair! There’s two of the elements! And he looks at a downed King Lannister… AND SWINGS FOR THE FENCES! CONCRETE TO STEEL! NO! LANNISTER ROLLS OUT OF THE WAY! BUT ARES IS PERSISTENT, RE-ALIGNS… SWINGS AGAIN! ANOTHER ROLL! LANNISTER BACKS HIMSELF UP TO THE BARRICADE, AND ARES SIDE SWINGS! BUT STILL NO HIT! LANNISTER TAKES ARES FEET RIGHT OUT FROM UNDER HIM! And Lannister gets on top and STARTS TO GROUND AND POUND! ARES BLOCKS THE MAJORITY OF THE SHOTS WITH HIS LIFTED ARMS, BUT LANNISTER STILL TAKING CONTROL. Lannister gets back onto his feet, as he grabs Ares by the arm – and IRISH WHIPS HIM INTO THE STEEL RING POST! OFF THE REBOUND — BAHHH GAWD GERMAN SUPLEX ONTO THE CONCRETE! NO, NO! ARES LANDS ON HIS FEET, LANNISTER TURNS AROUND… RUNNING LARIAT!!!

Mercer: AND NOW ARES GRABS THE CHAIR ONCE MORE, AND STARTS TO HAMMER AWAY AT LANNISTER! SHOT AFTER SHOT, CONCRETE ON ONE SIDE, STEEL ONE THE OTHER… AND LANNISTER’S HEAD IN BETWEEN! ARES IS BASHING, BASHING AWAY! LANNISTER’S ARMS CAN ONLY PROVIDE SO MUCH RESISTANCE! ABOUT 6… MAYBE EVEN 7 SHOTS BEFORE ARES THROWS AWAY THE BENT IN CHAIR TO THE SIDE! This has been NOTHING short of brutal so far. And now with time on his side, Ares Vendetta slides into the ring, and begins to set up that table that Lannister brought in! Looks like he has his OWN ideas for it. He pins it against the turnbuckle… but afterwards, something has caught his eye! The Crown of Elite, swaying above the ring! He gives it a good look, before finally making his way to Lannister! Ares climbs to the top rope! What does he have in mind here?! He continues to stalk, and stalk Lannister… before the Dortmund native finally gets to his feet… ARES LEAPS, MISSILE DROPKICK! MISSILE DROPKICK ONTO LANNISTER!

Ryder: NO!! HE’S CAUGHT IN MID-AIR! LANNISTER CHARGES TOWARDS THE RING APRON, SETTING ARES’ SPINE ACROSS THE FORCE OF THE RING APRON! LANNISTER DODGED THAT BULLET! But Lannister wants to take this match back to inside the ring, as he slides Ares in. He shortly follows suit… Ares gets back to his feet, BUT DOES HE KNOW WHAT’S COMING?! BORDER TOSS! BORDER TOSS AS HE RUNS RIGHT INTO LANNISTER’S ARMS! HE’S UP IN THE AIR!!! ARES VENDETTA SLITHERS OFF… BUT WAIT! LANNISTER IS FIRST TO REACT, TURNING ARES VENDETTA OVER ONCE MORE… GERMANNNNN SUPLEX FROM THE GERMAN!!! BUT LANNISTER DOESN’T RELEASE… HE GETS HIMSELF STABLE, WITH HIS ARMS STILL AROUND ARES’ WAIST… A SECOND GERMAN SUPLEX! Lannister going for the trifecta here… HERE WE GO, A THIRD GERMAN — NO! NOT SO QUITE! ARES MAKES USAGE OF HIS LEGS, PINS THEM AGAINST THE TURNBUCKLE TO PROPEL HIM OVER LANNISTER… FLOATOVER DDT!!!! WHAT A COUNTER!

Mercer: That’s the TRUE King you’re talking about, Ryder. Could you expect anything less?! Ares Vendetta is as diabolical as they come… Lannister slowly gets up to his feet, but it might already be too late… as he’s BEING SET UP! HE ALIGNS HIMSELF PERFECTLY… SEKUJO SCREWDRIVER!!!! THROUGH THE TABLE, NO LESS! BAH GAWD, LANNISTER HAS BEEN SENT THROUGH THE TABLE! AND HE SEEMS TO BE OUT COLD! BOTH TABLE AND CHAIR ELEMENTS HAVE BEEN USED ON THE MANNISTER! BUT YOU KNOW WHAT IS TO COME NEXT… THE METEORA! Ares stalks his prey… behind the strands of grass… Lannister doesn’t seem to be moving… THE RUNNING DOUBLE FOOT STOMP METEORA!!!! NO! LANNISTER PROPS UP… FIREMAN’S CARRY TAKEOVER! Ares sent to the met! Lannister saved his Kingly expenses, with that reversal! Hold on, Lannister is grabbing the steel chair that was set up in the ring prior to the match… AND HE INTENDS TO USE IT ON ARES. BUT WAIT, A QUICK RECOVERY FROM THE NEW DON… FLYING FOREARM ONTO LANNISTER, AS HE DROPS THE CHAIR!

Ryder: And Ares is keeping it on, keeping it on… AS HE FOLLOWS IT UP WITH A SHOOT TO KILL! Multiple kicks being sent Lannister’s way, at various body parts and limbs! Ares Vendetta means to make the Lannister lion his own pelt today, it seems! He’s come out absolutely firing on all cylinders. After Ares feels he has weakened the King of Elite down far enough… he’s grabbing the steel chair that Lannister brought into the fold… As he SLAMS it down against the canvas, yelling for Lannister to get up on his feet. “COME ON” he yells! Lannister slowly gets up to his feet, the legs have balanced… HE TURNS AROUND! A SWINGING CHAIRSHOT… TURNED INTO A FEUER FREI OUT OF NOWHERE!!!! BAH GAWD, BAHHH GAWD! THAT THING CAME OUT OF NOWHERE! I MEAN, ABSOLUTELY NOWHERE! ARES VENDETTA IS OUT COLD! AND THAT’S THE FIRST BIG MONEY SHOT HIT IN THIS MATCH, AND IT MAY BE THE ONLY ONE NEEDED! BECAUSE LANNISTER SLIDES OUT OF THE RING, AS HE GRABS A LADDER, AND THROWS IT IN! HE WANTS TO GET HIS CROWN BACK!!

Mercer: Come on, Ares! Don’t let this poor excuse of King continue to reign on… Lannister sets up the ladder in the middle of the ring now, and he begins to cli — NOT SO FAST! HERE COMES ARES AFTER ALL! AS HE CLIMBS ONTO THE BACK OF LANNISTER, WRAPPING HIS ARMS AROUND HIS NECK! LANNISTER TRIES TO WAVE HIS ARMS AROUND, TO GET HIM OFF… BUT NOTHING COMING TO FRUITION! LANNISTER BACKS INTO THE TURNBUCKLE, BUT ARES IS STILL LATCHED ON! BUT WAIT, NO NO… LANNISTER GRABS ARES HEAD FROM BOTH SIDES…. AND BEGINS SQUEEZING! SHADES OF PAIN FOR PRIDE, WHEN LANNISTER ALMOST SQUEEZED THE LIFE OUT OF ARES! THE INVERTED BLOOD MONEY, IT SEEMS! ARES IS SQUIRMING… HE HAS NO CHOICE BUT TO LET GO… WAIT!!!! ARES TURNS THIS INTO AN STO BACKBREAKER! BAH GAWD! AND LANNISTER LANDED ON TOP OF THE STEEL CHAIR, TOO! When it’s going good, it’s going great I guess!

Ryder: But what is Ares meaning to do here?!? He slides the chair perfectly under Lannister’s head and rushes to the otherside of the ring… you can’t be meaning to tell me he’s going to do what I think he is…

Mercer: BUT HE IS! HE POINTS TO THOSE STEEL BOOTS HE HAS ON! BAH GAWD, DO IT, ARES. DO IT!!! HE RUNS ACROSS THE RING… STEEL BOOT PUNT KICK!!!! THE MAYHEM! NOOO! LANNISTER PROPS UP – SWINGS ARES VENDETTA AROUND… AND LOCKS IN THE BLOOD MONEY IN ONE FALL SWOOP! BAH GAWD, THAT MONSTROUS MANEUVER IS LOCKED IN, AND ARES VENDETTA HAS NO WHERE TO GO! LANNISTER IS SHAKING THE LIVING LIFE OUT OF ARES! NO, NO NO! Ares has NOWHERE to go, and I mean NOWHERE! It’s deadlocked in the center of the ring… I can even begin to see Ares fade! LANNISTER CONTINUES TO SQUEEZE ARES HEAD, BRINGING BLOOD OUT FROM UNDER HIS NOSE! This is NOT, NOT NOT good! Ares is without motion… Lannister throws him to the side!

Ryder: And not only that, but he begins to CLIMB the ladder in the center of that ring! He’s on his way to the top, and bah gawd he’s just INCHES away from securing that Crown of Elite back into his possession… HE HAS A HOLD OF IT! But the big man almost lost his balance there… you can tell he’s not used to the ladders of these sorts, but he regains his footing, and look, he’s ALMOST there! BUT WAIT, Ares on his knees, begins to shake the ladder repusively! IT BEGINS TO WOBBLE… Lannister stops grabbing, as he tries to keep his balance… BUT FOR NAUGHT! AS ARES TOPPLES THE LADDER OVER…. BUT NOT LANNISTER AS HE GRABS AHOLD OF THE RAFTERS! HE STILL MIGHT GET THE CROWN OF ELITE, AFTER ALL! But Ares thinks on his feet, literally – and grabs the steel ladder… and starts to hit Lannister with it from the air! Bah gawd, he’s just battering Lannister left and right and he’s STILL hanging on! Ares takes one big step back… puts ALL his force into IT and KNOCKS Lannister off the rafters!!

Mercer: Thankfully for Lannister, the ropes sort of compacted his fall… but he still fell a long, long ways! But Lannister is slowly getting on his feet… but does he KNOW what’s coming?! Ares grabs that steel chair, that is somehow still intact after all the intentions with it… Lannister turns around, THE STEEL CHAIR IS THROWN INTO LANNISTER… BUT SO IS ARES!!! BAH GAWD, WHAT CREATIVITY! THE SWITCHBLADE! LANNISTER’S HEAD MEETS STEEL AND AN ARES BOOT! MAH GAWD, MAH GAWD… LANNISTER IS OUT COLD! COME ON, ARES! BRING THAT CROWN HOME, TO THE TRUE MONARCHS OF THIS EMPIRE. BRING IT HOME TO HOUSE VENDETTA! Ares sets the ladder up once more, he looks down at Lannister, noticing he’s still down… and HE BEGINS TO CLIMB! THE CLIMB TO THE TOP IS COMPLETE… AS HE BEGINS TO SCRATCH AND CLAW FOR THE CROWN! That little devious thing swings around more than a championship belt or a briefcase, that’s for sure. Ares finally makes grab of the weightless Crown… as he begins to UNHINGE! IS THIS IT? IS THIS THE CROWNING MOMENT?!…

Ryder: NO, NO IT IS NOT… At least not yet! Lannister, with blood flowing from the center of his forehead… climbs up the other side! But Ares is quick to realize this, and instead of continuing to grab for it, begins the embrace for Lannister’s climb to the top, and sends a quick punch his way! Lannister wobbles, but NOTHING more than that. Lannister sends a swift punch of his own, this one shocking Ares! Ares loses his step, falls a few… and Lannister PLUNGES for him, tackling him, as BOTH men wake their way down to the canvas… crashing at the SAME impact! Bah gawd, that had to hurt the both of them! And the ladder falls on top of them in the process! But that’s hardly a factor, as both men don’t seem to be moving post-impact, anyway! Only subtle moments are being made from both ends… as Ares shifts his head, and Lannister grabs for his back… this is just to show how DANGEROUS a match like this can truly be.

Mercer: It’s been a near minute now, and both men are still on the floor! But just as soon as I say that, both Kings begin their attempts in getting back on their feet. These prideful men use any means necessary to get up… the ropes or just simply pure will… BUT NO MATTER, they’re both up! Wobbling, of course – but UP. There is a lasting glance, from each other’s eyes… the pure hatred between these two. You couldn’t cut this tension with a knife! AND FINALLY, BOTH MEN CHARGE AT ONE ANOTHER… LANNISTER FLAILS HIS ARM… BUT NO MATTER! HE WASN’T EXPECTING TO BE MET WITH ANOTHER SWITCHBLADE! BAH GAWDDDD, MAH GAWD! THE SWITCHBLADE, HIT RIGHT OUT OF THE BLUE! LANNISTER IS NO SOONER BACK DOWN TO THE MAT! But the adrenaline has worn off, and I think Ares if finally beginning to realize he’s drawn blood… and it ONLY angers him.

Ryder: What the hell is he doing?! He’s left the ring, grabbing… a SECOND LADDER! And he throws it back into the ring! He could have won this match right here, but choosing to go inflict some damage instead, it seems! Whatever he has planned… I don’t think I’m inclined to like it. He throws one horizontally across the canvas… and he slides Lannister on top of it! BUT WAIT, HE GRABS THE OTHER… AND HITS LANNISTER WITH IT, CONNECTING WITH HIS BODY! BEFORE PLACING THAT ONE HORIZONTALLY ON TOP OF LANNISTER! BAH GAWD, WHAT IN THE HELL IS THIS?! LANNISTER IS SANDWICHED BETWEEN THOSE TWO STEEL LADDERS, AND ARES CHARGES FOR THE ROPES… WHAT IN… LIONSAULT!!!!! BAH GAWD, ALMIGHTY. IT CONNECTS! Ares flees the scene, grabbing his sternum, but he was expecting such personal impact! But Lannister seems to be out cold… as Ares is hunched over on the canvas! But it looks like he’s starting to materialize another idea!! I don’t LIKE THE LOOKS OF THIS… He gets on the other side of the ring, across from him is a cocooned Lannister between ladders still.

Mercer: AND HE SIGNALS FOR THE METEORA DOUBLE FOOT STOMP… BAH GAWD, LANNISTER IS DONE FOR!!! ARES CHARGES, RUNNING ACROSS THE RING… AND MAH GOODNESS! MAH GOODNESS!!!!

Ryder: NOT SO FAST! LANNISTER LIFTS UP ON THE LADDER ON TOP OF HIM, AND ARES LEG GETS CAUGHT UP IN IT, AND JUST THE WAY HE HIT THAT HOLE IT HAS BROUGHT VENDETTA GLORIOUS PAIN!!! DID YOU SEE HOW ARES’ LEG BUCKLED?! IT’S NOT SUPPOSED TO BEND THAT WAY. LANNISTER ESCAPES THAT DEVASTATION… How, I do not know… but it looks like Ares has taken a turn for the worse! Ares ENTIRE arsenal is dependent upon the usage of his legs… and Ares’ screams in pain have me worrisome that he tore something there! But by seeing what Ares was planning, Lannister gets up ABSOLUTELY steaming! He sends shot after shot into Ares, with that ladder… I’d be shocked if there wasn’t SOME type of bending of steel there. But now he focuses in on Ares’ injured leg… AND THE SHOTS HE THROWS INTO ARES ONLY ENHANCE THE PAINED LOOK ON VENDETTA’S FACE!

Mercer: Damned this man! Now what in the hell is he doing?! I don’t like this one bit… as he heads towards the turnbuckle, and wedges the ladder horizontally on the first turnbuckle, as it stems out to the ring ropes… And NOW he grabs a hold of Ares Vendetta! NO, NO NO… NOT THIS! THE RAINS OF CASTAMERE!!!!!!!!!!!! THAT DEATH VALLEY DRIVER ONTO THE LADDER! DAMN IT!!!!!! THE LADDER DIDN’T CRUMBLE INTO TWO, BUT THAT STILL MIGHT BE ALL LANNISTER NEEDS TO CLOSE THIS MATCH OUT!!!!!!!!!! But this mad man seems intent on not being done JUST yet… as he grabs the ladder Ares just landed on, and pins it up against the turnbuckle vertically, and sets the 2nd ladder in the ring on an incline from the center leading out towards the ropes… and GRABS Ares. NO NO NO… NOT SWINGING TIME!

Ryder: YES SWINGING TIME, AS ARES VENDETTA IS BEING SWUNG AROUND IN THAT RING, AS HIS FACE MEETS BOTH THOSE STEEL LADDERS ON HIS WAY AROUND! LANNISTER IS FURIOUS, AND HE’S LETTING THOSE EMOTIONS SHINE OUT RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW! HE’S FINALLY HAD ENOUGH… BUT HE’S NOT INTENDING ON LETTING ARES REST! HE LIFTS ARES UP FROM THE CANVAS… FEUER FREI!!! FEUER FRE!!!!!!! BAH GAWD, IT CONNECTS!!!!! ARES VENDETTA IS ABSOLUTELY OUT COLD! AS COLD AS CAN BE!!!!!! AND LANNISTER STARTS THE CLIMB… AS ARES ISN’T, AND WON’T MOVE FROM THIS! He grabs one of the two ladders, and sets it perfectly up in the middle of the ring! He climbs on the far side, and Lannister is just INCHES away… and I mean, INCHES away from reclaiming what is TRULY his. The Crown of Elite! LANNISTER MAINTAINS HIS BALANCE… AS HE WAITS FOR THE CROWN OF ELITE TO SWAY INTO HIS ARMS! AND THEY DO… HE BEGINS TO UNLATCH! MAH GOODNESS HAS HE…

Mercer: NOT SO FAST! Ares Vendetta is SLOWLY crawling his way up the ladder! But I HOPE he’s not too late, Lannister doesn’t realize he’s coming… but that leg injury is hurting his stride… he’s halfway there, and Lannister still hasn’t unlatched that Crown! AND THERE GOES HIS CHANCE — ARES VENDETTA IS AT THE TOP AND HE THROWS A PROMINENT PUNCH TO THE SKULL OF LANNISTER! IT STUNS HIM, BUT HE DOESN’T FALL OFF… AS ARES THROWS ANOTHER SWIFT PUNCH LANNISTER’S WAY! LANNISTER HOLDS ONTO THE TOP OF THE LADDER TO AVOID FALLING OFF… AS HE POWERS THROUGH WITH A PUNCH OF HIS OWN! THE TWO BEGIN TO EXCHANGE BLOWS ON TOP OF THE LADDER, THIS ISN’T GOING TO END WELL FOR ONE OF OUR TWO CONTENDERS. LANNISTER GRABS THE UPPER-HAND IN NUMBERS, BUT ARES BLOCKS A PUNCH WITH HIS RIGHT ARM, AND USES HIS LEFT TO SEND LANNISTER’S FACE AGAINST THE TOP OF THE LADDER! AND HE DOES IT AGAIN AND AGAIN, THE IMPACT!

Ryder: AND ARES GETS HIS GOOD LEG UP THERE, MAH GAWD! THE SOCCER KICK ONTO THE SITTING LANNISTER! BUT SOMEHOW LANNISTER DOESN’T FALL FROM THAT! IT SHOCKED ARES! BUT LANNISTER ISN’T MOVING – ARES GRABS FOR THE CROWN IN THE MEAN TIME! IS HE ABOUT TO TAKE LANNISTER’S KINGDOM, RIGHT FROM UNDER HIM! HE JUST MIGHT! BUT LANNISTER SENDS A FEW BODY SHOTS INTO THE STERNUM OF ARES… BUT ARES TRIES TO KICK HIM OFF! AND LANNISTER IS FLAILING IN THE AIR, HE IS LOSING HIS BALANCE, BUT HE JUST CATCHES HIS ARM ONTO THE TOP OF THE LADDER… AND JUMPS TO THE TOP STEP ONCE MORE, AND HOOKS ARES VENDETTA! THIS ISN’T GOING TO BE GOOD!!! HE PUSHES ARES VENDETTA OFF THE LADDER, BAHHH GAWD!!!!!!!!!!! NOW ONLY LANNISTER RAINS UP THERE ALONE!

Mercer: BUT HOLD ON, HOLD ON… ARES GRABS AHOLD OF THOSE ROPES TO BRACE HIS FALL! AND THE IMPACT OF HIM FALLING MADE THAT LADDER SET UP AGAINST THE TURNBUCKLE FALL DOWNWARDS, AND RIGHT INTO THE 2ND LADDER! IT’S CREATED THE PERFECT INCLINE UP TO THE TOP… THE STARS HAVE ALIGNED ALMOST! LANNISTER IS GRABBING FOR THE CROWN OF ELITE, BUT HE DOESN’T REALIZE THERE’S A STRAIGHT SHOT TO THE TOP FROM ARES! ARES POSITIONS HIMSELF, AND RUNS UP THAT INCLINED LADDER, MAHHHH GAWD! MAH GAWDDDDD!!!!! THE DOUBLE FOOT STOMP METEORA!!!! THE CARNAG —

Ryder: THE CARNAGE!!!! THE BROKEN CROWN!!!!!! THE BROKEN CROWNNN!!!!!! AS ARES VENDETTA’S RUNNING METEORA IS TURNED INTO A TOSS, AS ARES VENDETTA GOES BACK DOWN, FROM WHICH HE JUST CAME! AND HE FALLS THROUGH THE LADDER! MAH GAWD! MAH GAWD!!! HE’S LIFELESS, HE’S EMOTIONLESS! THIS CROWD JUST CAN’T BELIEVE WHAT THEY’VE SEEN! THIS MATCH ONLY HAS ONE OUTCOME NOW… AND IT IS KING LANNISTER! LANNISTER JUST WATCHES DOWN AT ARES, SEEING THE CHAOS DOWN AT GROUND-LEVEL… THIS IS A SURREAL SIGHT, AS LANNISTER MAKES NO HURRY TO GRAB FOR THE CROWN OF ELITE, AND MUH GOODNESS YES, HE HAS UN-HATCHED IT!!! CALL FOR THE BELL!

( DING! DING! DING! )

( “Shepherd of Fire” by Avenged Sevenfold echoes throughout the arena, as Lannister continues to look downward at Ares Vendetta’s body, that is still entangled in halves of the ladder he crashed through. )

RA: And the winner of this match…. and STILLLLLLLLLLLL, the KING of ELITE…. KINGGGGGGGGGG LANNNNISSSSSSSTTTTTEEEERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!

Mercer: I… I can’t believe what I just saw.

Ryder: What you just saw, was the Mannister pulling out the greatest of reversals, that not only perhaps saved his career, but secured his claim on the Elite Kingdom. This was a match for the ages… these two guys put each other through SO much… and I’m not sure how either is ever the same from this. That’s how chaotic it was… but that is what we were expecting. Lannister makes up for that loss at Pain for Pride in the LARGEST of ways… but I don’t know the immediate condition of Ares Vendetta. His momentum… came to a crushing halt, to say the least.

Mercer: Ares Vendetta is without the Crown of Extreme, tossed to never be seen again… and tonight he lost his conquest claim on the Crown of Elite. I’d hate to say it… but this might shatter everything that House Vendetta was predicated upon. This… this this was everything.

Ryder: Everything to both men. But the mighty fall was inevitable tonight, it was just a matter of who was going to fall victim of it. I don’t know where this leads us, or where it leads Ares and Lannister in correlation with one another… but this was decided between these two men alone tonight. No Athena, no Mother Kendra, no House Vendetta… no RAGNAROK. Just Ares Vendetta, just King Lannister… and Lannister is STILL your KING of ELITE.

Mercer: Whenever Ares recovers from this… Lannister best not be making any plans to be cashing in that Crown any time soon, for a world title shot. You better bet he’ll be right back on Lannister’s heels. If he can’t be the King of Elite, he’ll make it his mission that Lannister can’t be either. I guarantee you that!

( Camera pans to Lannister, who has finally descended from the top of the ladder, placing the Crown of Elite on his head once more. He just looks upon, and stares at Ares motionless body, with the referee trying to clear the carnage off of him… before leaving the ring once and for all.

Mercer: Lannister is going to regret this mercy, one day.

Ryder: The time for mercy has been long gone, Jake. As witnessed here tonight. The way I see it, Lannister has closed this Clash of Kings once and for all…

Mercer: That may be so… but if you think the Vendetta’s are going to just end their “vendetta” against House Lannister after this. Think again. Congratulations to Lannister on his victory… but there is more to be had here.

( Camera pans to King Lannister on top of the entrance ramp, who is now accompanied by Athena Vendetta… as they take one last glimpse at the ring, staring right into Ares… before leaving the point of surveillance through the curtain. )

( Camera fades backstage, where Pierre McGuire is patiently standing by. )

Pierre: Ladies and gentlemen… my GUEST at this time… none other than… CHUCK SCENE!!!!

( Scene appears into the screen, wearing a smirk on his face, that has been there for quite a few weeks now it seems. )

Pierre: Thank you for joining me, Chuck! It’s interesting that you’ve requested an interview here tonight, seeing as to that you have no match… what’s the occasion?

( Chuck grabs the microphone out of Pierre’s hand. )

Chuck: WHAT OCCASION, THERE IS NO OCCASION! It pisses me off, that EAW thinks they can have an event without me, considering the circumstances.

Pierre: Circumstances?

Chuck: Yeah, circumstances… You know, how in the hell does a Vixen’s match get on the card and I don’t? I’ve already destroyed Eris on more than one occasion, Cailin got a taste of what I’m all about too… you think any of the other vixens are different, think again. Then you have this Mexican defending the title… I’ve been calling for it the past couple of weeks. Eris vs. Chuck in that squared circle. That’ll get the people talking. Everybody loves a bad guy to root against. I’m Mayweather, except you know… worse. And they’re keeping me off the card. I’m pissed off, man.

Pierre: Well, do you think it’s because of your marketability? When you start throwing blatant racism around… and anti-gender idealism…

( Chuck pins Pierre against the wall. )

Chuck: I’ve hurt people for much less, than what you’ve said. You think it’s FINE that I have to go through a poor excuse of a “threat” in Mexican Samurai? You think it’s FINE that all these whiny little bitches can proclaim their need for equality, when they go cry to authorities when they’re caught in the same light as men? No… I’m giving this company EXACTLY what it wants. I am the only one genuine enough to market. I’m real. The rest of you, the rest of these guys here are nothing but politically correct pansies that don’t fight for what they believe in. I’m not laying down my rights just so some border hopper, some hasbeen turned authority, or some entitled bitch can walk over me. No. [CENSORED] THAT. [CENSORED] YOU. [CENSORED] MIDSUMMER MASSACRE. I’ll be waiting for you Mexican Samurai… and Eris, you best be ready for the consequences for being a pathetic little CUNT.

( Chuck walks off angrily, flipping off the camera that is following his footsteps, before the camera fades out. )

(We get a video package, highlighting the ongoing feud between Dark Demon and The Heart Break Boy from their involvement with each other at Pain For Pride, to their rivalry spilling over to Showdown. The camera then pans to the arena, where a Hall Of Fame Championship graphic pops up on the screen.)

Announcer: The following contest is scheduled for one fall…..AND IS FOR THE EAW HALL OF FAME CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!!

(“Fear” by Lecrae blasts through the speakers as out comes The Heart Break Boy wearing a white and brown sleeveless leather jacket. While he makes his way to the ring we see that his cocky smirk has been replaced with a serious and determined look on his face.)

Announcer: Introducing first, the challenger….from Ferguson, Missouri…weighing in at 220 pounds…..he is “The Golden Boy”……THE HEART BREAK BOY!!!!!

Ryder: Just looking at HBB you can tell how badly this feud has affected. Ever since returning Heart Break Boy has been known to be calm, collected and looked as if he was in the best shape of his life! After crossing paths with Demon all of that has changed! His good spirited nature has faded away and who knows the condition he might be in after that brutal attack on Showdown!

Mercer: Of course that nature is gone, HBB knows he has to handle this match with a certain state of mind, no theatrics, no games, if he comes in with that kind of attitude Dark Demon will tear him apart! This could be one of his most dangerous opponents to date and he needs to approach it with extreme caution..

Ryder: He should be a bit worried but after seeing him compete throughout the years it seems he always finds a way to get a victory. Injury or not he could very well pull one over on Demon and get the title!

Mercer: You’re right, HBB has been known to get out of situations where the odds are stacked against him but at the end of the day these are very big odds!

(“Foggy Dew” by Sinead O’Connor begins to play and the crowd instantly recognizes the tune, exploding with boos as Dark Demon soon makes his entrance with the Hall of Fame championship wrapped around his waist. He walks down the ramp and gets between the ropes, locking eyes with HBB.)

Announcer: And his opponent, from Galway, Ireland weighing in at 223 pounds…he is the EAW Hall Of Fame Champion……. DAAARRRKKKK DEEEEMOOOOOOON!!!!!!

Mercer: Since winning the championship Dark Demon has become known as the slayer of the Hall of Fame and from the looks of things, Heart Break Boy could very well become all but another name to check off on his list of conquered legends. Demon has built a reputation out of destroying his opponents and the objective for tonight is no different, he fought tooth and nail to earn this belt at Pain For Pride, he’s not going to let his reign come to an end that easy!

Ryder: Oh, it won’t be easy. This has been a match that people have been wanting to see for months, two legendary figures in this business who have made their careers out of different styles and have made their return hoping to be champion. After tonight we will finally see who deserves the belt between the two of them!

(Demon takes off his belt and hands it over to the referee, keeping his gaze on HBB. The referee raises the belt, hands it over to the time keeper, and then signals for the bell.)

Mercer: These two can’t keep their eyes off one another, you can tell how much they’re trying to contain themselves! This has the potential to be one of the most intense encounters we have seen in a long, long time!

(Ding! Ding! Ding!)

Mercer: The bell rings and these two can’t wait to get their hands on each other! Both men burst out of their corners and charge for their opponent but Dark Demon is the one that manages to strike first! He evades HBB’s swing and slings him over his shoulder, slamming him into the turnbuckle and then teeing off with those body shots! Heart Break Boy is doing his best to fight back, getting in a few blows of his own to gain some separation! Demon comes back to continue his offense but Heart Break Boy gets the boot up, hitting him in the face and keeping him at bay! While Demon turns away to hold his jaw, HBB blindsides him with a chop block and then run the ropes to take him down with a dropkick! Demon is quick to get to his feet but is grabbed by the hand and Irish whipped across the ring! Wait no, he counters and when HBB rebounds he catches him with the scoop slam and then goes for the ground and pound – He’s trying to wear him down with even more strikes to the body!

Ryder: HBB is about to learn that when you face Demon it’s not just a match, it’s a fight! Look at Demon as he carries on with his barrage of punches! Once he thinks he has finally done enough damage, he picks HBB up by the hair and brings him back down with a snap suplex! Demon keeps a firm grip on The Golden Boy and uses it to guide him to his feet for yet another suplex! His grip is still in tight and he’s getting ready to lift him up for the third! He gets him to a vertical base and then has him high in the air! Hang on, Demon’s not going for a suplex, he’s switching it up with a brainbuster!

Mercer: That won’t be executed though as Heart Break Boy flips over and lands on his feet! He presses Demon against the ropes and falls back to stack him up for a roll up but Demon holds on! Heart Break Boy is persistent, he shoots up and tries to go on the attack but Demon’s back is not turned for long! He catches HBB before can go for it and gets him in his clutches, tossing him with an overhead belly to belly! HBB gets to a knee and Demon is already waiting for him to get to his feet so he can turn him inside out with a clothesline! Hold on, HBB ducks it and delivers an arm drag!

Matt Ryder: That’s not all either, he kicks him in the gut and then goes to plant him with the DDT! Demon reverses his offense yet again, grabbing the legs and dropping him onto his back! Demon drags him closer to the turnbuckle and then catapults him into it! HBB doesn’t end up making contact with it as he lands on the middle turnbuckle before climbing up and perching himself on the top, launching himself and delivering a moonsault! HBB gets up as fast as he can to capitalize but Demon pushes him away! HBB uses the momentum to return with a forearm shot which knocks Demon down! Demon rolls to the outside to regain his bearings but HBB stays on him! He gets a running start and then dives out of the ring with a plancha! OH! DEMON TELEGRAPHED IT AND CAUGHT HIM WITH AN ELBOW IN MID-AIR! THAT WAS A CLEAN SHOT TO THE FACE, HBB HAS GOT TO BE OUT OF IT! Demon could probably get a victory via count out just off of that but it seems he’s not going to settle for it, he wants to finish it in the ring!

Mercer: HBB tries to crawl and get some space but Demon chases after him and silences his attempt with a chest-caving punt kick! HBB doubles over in pain, holding his gut as Demon hovers over him, HBB is in trouble here! Demon takes his foot and places it over the head of HBB, pressing down with force and squishing his skull! HBB yells out in pain and Demon adds even more force by using the ropes for leverage, you know this has to be painful! The referee begins a five count and Demon is forced to stop — but not before jumping up and giving him a stomp to the head! I think the whole arena cringed at that, that was just brutal!

Ryder: The ref pushes Demon away and those few extras seconds have just bought HBB some time! He tries to push himself back to his feet but is struggling! Demon brushes past the official before HBB is able to get back up and smells blood in the water. He looks down at the challenger and laughs at his feeble attempts to get back in this! Demon gets closer and lets HBB use him to pull himself back up. Once HBB is on his feet he gets the wind knocked out of him with a knee to the midsection! HBB almost collapses once more but is held up and then put in position to be lifted up and then dropped on his head with a powerbomb!

Mercer: Demon now leans in and goes back to the ground and pound, trying to bludgeon with those lethal rights and lefts! He’s raining down on HBB with those clubbing blows and I don’t see any signs of stopping! Blood is starting to flow from a cut above the eye! HBB is looking dazed and you can see the canvas start to become stained with red as Demon lets out one last punch and then finally lets up on the attack, clasping his hands around HBB’s throat and ragdolling him to his feet! Demon keeps one hand on his neck and then uses the other to tear into HBB with those forearm smashes and the blood starts to coat the forearm of Dark Demon! He finally lets go and leaves HBB to stand on his own two feet so he can catch him with the spinning backfist! HBB falls forward into his clutches and is then placed on his shoulders! That can only mean one thing………GO TO RETIREMENT CONNECTS!!!!!! DEMON BETTER COVER!

Matt Ryder: He isn’t, Demon is just standing there! Why hasn’t he went for the cover yet!? He must want to keep on toying with HBB! He stands back and observes HBB as he watches him stir! HBB stumbles up to his feet and here comes Demon with the avalanche! Demon has HBB at his mercy once again! He puts HBB in a headlock and then chooses to spike him on his cranium in the middle of the ring with a headlock driver! Demon kicks him over onto his back and then gets on the apron and ascends to the top rope! Demon doesn’t always go high risk but when he does it’s usually something big! He prepares himself and then takes a leap, going for the elbow drop!

Mercer: NO, HBB manages to move out of the way at the last moment! Demon tries to save himself and make a safe landing but ends up falling on his knee and injuring it in the process! That fall has slowed him down and forced him to stay in place, leaving him open for HBB to take advantage! This might be his best chance at turning the tables on Demon! He measures him and then goes for it — THE GOLDPRINT SUPERKICK TO THE JAW! NO! DEMON STOPS HIM AND THEN COUNTERS WITH A RELEASE GERMAN SUPLEX!!! That little glimmer of hope has just been destroyed!

Ryder: Heart Break Boy is like a sitting duck right now! He is still trying to get to his feet and it looks like Demon isn’t bothered by his dedication at all, in fact he almost looks amused! He sees HBB and rushes right at him so he can deliver a rolling elbow! HBB falls onto his side and is then picked up to be slung onto Demon’s shoulders for a second time! ANOTHER GO TO RETIREMENT!!!!! What the hell, again he’s STILL not going for the pin! Demon’s actually demanding for him to get back up! He wants to continue punishing this man! HBB has his head up to look at Demon but can’t muster up enough strength to sit up and get to his feet! Demon keeps on shouting at him but at this point, him getting up might not be possible! The referee is asking him if he wishes to continue and HBB shakes his head yes! What a courageous effort being put on display! HBB finally starts to move his body, getting up on wobbly legs! His blood is dripping onto the mat and his eyes are glazed over, he has to be running on autopilot right now!

Mercer: He must be Matt, there’s no way he is thinking straight! He shakily walks into the waiting arms of Demon who picks him up — NO, NO, NOT AGAIN! THE THIRD GO TO RETIREMENT! HBB FALLS OVER INTO A HEAP AND DEMON STILL REFUSES TO COVER!! EVEN I THINK THIS IS STARTING TO BECOME SADISTIC! DEMON GRABS HIM BY THE HEAD AND STARTS TO SHOUT EVEN MORE THREATS!

Dark Demon: (without microphone) I’M NOT GOING TO STOP UNTIL YOU’RE COMATOSE! YOU AREN’T GOING TO BE ABLE TO WALK OUT OF THE BUILDING WHEN THIS IS OVER!!

Matt Ryder: This is hard to watch, just finish it! The crowd is being forced to look on with us in silence at this uncomfortable situation, it’s only a matter of time until this is over! HBB is willing himself up in defiance, getting ready for his last stand! He throws a punch but has been beaten down so badly he can’t even tell where he’s swinging at! Demon is just laughing while all of this transpires! He has him in his sights and knows he can put him away at any moment! He walks in front of HBB and rolls up his elbow pad, he is ready to end this once and for all! HBB IS TOO HURT TO REACT AS DEMON PULLS BACK HIS ARM AND DELIVERS ONE LAST ELBOW!!!!! ROLLING ELBOW!!!!! HBB HAS BEEN KNOCKED OUT AS THE REFEREE STOPS THE MATCH!

(Ding! Ding! Ding!)

Announcer: The winner of this match BY KNOCKOUT…..AND STILL EAW HALL OF CHAMPION……DAAAAAAAAARRRRKKKKKK DEEEEEEMOOOOOOONNNNNN!!!!!

(“Foggy Dew” by Sinead O’Connor begins to play once more as the EMTs rush in to help HBB. While they crowd around him, Demon heads over and grabs his Hall of Fame Championship.)

Mercer: I’m at a loss for words. That had to have been one of the most unexpectedly dominate performances I have seen in all of my years as an announcer. Demon didn’t even go for a single pin attempt, all he could focus on was knocking HBB out! To think that a plancha counter – that one move – changed the whole complexion of this match. This was a lopsided defense if I’ve ever seen one!

Ryder: You have to remember that HBB was already heading into this match feeling the effects of Showdown and the blows he took to the head only made it worse.The type of trauma to the skull HBB went through tonight is inhuman. It was a valiant effort but there was no way he could stop the beast that is Dark Demon.

Mercer: Oh man, that beast isn’t finished with his assault either! He just pushed down the EMTs and tossed them out of the ring! There’s nobody to stop him from cornering the lifeless body of HBB!

Matt Ryder: Enough is enough, Demon! HBB can’t even get up to defend himself! Demon kicks away at him, making sure to focus on his head! This is disgusting! He rolls out of the ring and is now heading to the time keepers area! He grabs a chair and then slides back in! Oh god, don’t do it! He wraps the steel chair around HBB’s throat!

Mercer: DEMON IS ABOUT TO SOLIDIFY HIMSELF AS THE SLAYER OF THE HALL OF FAME BY ENDING HEART BREAK BOY’S CAREER! HE GETS ONTO THE SECOND ROPE, HE’S GOING TO STOMP DOWN ON THE CHAIR AND CRUSH HIS WINDPIPE!!!!

Demon: (Without microphone) I TOLD YOU THAT YOU WERE NOTHING BUT A VICTIM! NOT EVEN YOUR GOD CAN PROTECT YOU NOW!

Ryder: HE’S ABOUT TO PUT HBB ON THE SHELF FOR GOOD, FOR THE LOVE OF GOD SOMEBODY GET SECURITY

Mercer: IT’S TOO LATE, HE’S GOING FOR THE STOMP!!!!!!

(Demon is about to leap off but is interrupted when “Smells Like Teen Spirit” by Nirvana begins to play.)

Mercer: NO FREAKING WAY, IT CAN’T BE!

Ryder: YES IT CAN JAKE! THAT TUNE CAN ONLY MEAN THE ARRIVAL OF ONE MAN!

(Diamond Cage rushes down the ramp sporting face paint as the crowd goes nuts! Demon drops down from the turnbuckle and turns his attention to him as the EMTs pull HBB out of the ring. The two meet face to face in the ring and go to blows!)

Ryder: DIAMOND CAGE IS HERE AFTER AN ALMOST TWO MONTH HIATUS!

Mercer: WHAT THE HELL IS HE DOING HERE, HE HASN’T BEEN HEARD FROM SINCE PAIN FOR PRIDE!? THIS IS JUST INSANE! DEMON AND DC ARE GOING AT IT RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE RING! DC IS GETTING THE BETTER OF HIM WITH THOSE RAPID FIRE RIGHT HANDS BUT — OH! DEMON WITH A HAYMAKER TO THE FACE!

Ryder: DC FALLS BACK BUT HITS THE ROPES AND COMES BACK WITH THE PENDULUM LARIAT! DEMON, THE BEAST THAT HE IS, GETS RIGHT BACK AND HOPES TO RETALIATE BUT DC SPOTS THE HALL OF FAME CHAMPIONSHIP IN THE CORNER AND NAILS DEMON WITH IT! DEMON ROLLS OUT OF THE RING AS DC EMBRACES THE REACTION FROM THE FANS! I CAN’T BELIEVE WHAT WE ARE SEEING HERE! EVER SINCE HE WAS DRAFTED THE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN WONDERING WHEN HE WOULD MAKE HIS RETURN AND ALL I HAVE TO SAY IS THANK GOD HE CAME BACK WHEN HE DID!

(“Smells Like Teen Spirit” continues to play as DC tosses the Hall Of Fame championship at a retreating Dark Demon and stares him down.)

Mercer: With Diamond Cage back in the fold Dark Demon may finally have someone just as crazy and sadistic as he is! The question is: Where do we go from here?

Ryder: I guess we’ll have to wait and see but so far I’m looking forward to what this could bring!

(We fade out from ringside as we cut to an ad for EAW 2K16 – Now with a new Young Prospect DLC Pack!)

( The camera pans to ringside where the VIP Section of the front row of the arena is where we see a familiar face along with Pierre McGuire. )

Pierre McGuire: Hello, as you know, I’m Pierre McGuire and I’m here with a man who has been deemed the “Guest of Honor” for tonight’s event! Please welcome Dynasty Wrestling’s own, CARLOS ROSSO!

( A mixture of cheers and boos are heard throughout the arena as Carlos Rosso stands and waves to all the people as he brings himself closer to Pierre. )

Pierre: Carlos, I will be asking the tough questions here with you because they’re the questions the people want to know. You were placed on the promotional graphics for this event, yet you haven’t even gotten a chance to compete here tonight. Has Dynasty Wrestling not given you the fair chance to shine like you would here on Elite Answers Wrestling?

Carlos Rosso: Well, first, let me extend my gratitude to Mr. Zack Crash. He allowed me to be able to make it here today as his “Guest of Honor” and be able to watch the show tonight with my own two eyes. As for me actually being on the show, I find it hilarious that I’m on the poster for this show, but not even placed in a fight to showcase my talents. You know what though? I will let that go under the bridge as I know that sooner or later, Carlos Rosso will have his dues paid in full with interest.

Pierre: What about his match with Ryan Savage? Ryan has continued to brutally assault and dismantle anyone who steps in his way and you fell victim to being even around him when you were pinned in a tag team match with him? Do you think Crash will suffer the same fate as those he has taken out?

Carlos: Zack Crash is not The Mystery, Tyson Michaels, or any of those other individuals Savage has previously laid waste to. There’s a reason Crash is a two-time world champion. Crash is calculating, ingenious, and can pull things out when he needs them the most. However, Ryan Savage has left a trail of bodies that should be recognized. I’m not going to say what will happen and what won’t happen in the match, but I will see for myself just like everyone else.

Pierre: Another match you will see is the World Heavyweight Championship Match, Tyler Parker going up against Brian Daniels. This is Dynasty Wrestling vs. EAW and what do you think is going to happen? Do you think Dynasty Wrestling has the world championship secure or do you think with the injury suffered by Brian, that he will take the championship and bring it back to EAW?

Carlos: Tyler Parker definitely has the advantage in this match. An injured Brian Daniels, a long list of defenses against top challengers, he knows what he needs to do to keep the championship. However, Brian thrives on the chance to defy the odds and tonight, you can bet on any man because it’s any man’s game with that match.

Pierre: Finally to my last question, Zack Crash has basically made it clear to us all that he finds great value in your talent. There are rumors going around of a new multi-million dollar contract with your name on it with an array of perks including an EAW Championship shot so you sign the contract and LEAVE Dynasty Wrestling! Do you have an official response to this offer?

Carlos: Now that I’ve given credit where it’s due, I’m going to give it to you straight. I have stated my answer when he asked and I will state it again: no. As of now, I see no reason to ever trust Zack Crash in a personal or a business situation. Even though I might not be at my full potential now, I will stand firm in knowing that my day will come. It won’t happen overnight, and possibly won’t even happen in the next month, but time will give me what I deserve and when it does, I will stand by Dynasty as if they did treat me like Tyler Parker.

Pierre: Thanks for your time, Carlos, and enjoy the show!

Carlos: I sure intend to. It’s been fun so far.

( Pierre makes his way to the backstage area as Carlos takes his seat and the camera pans over to the Ring Announcer standing in the center of the ring )

( Ding! Ding! Ding! )

Ring Announcer: This following match is scheduled for ONE FALL… AND BY ORDER OF EAW CHAIRMAN ZACK CRASH, QUALITY CONTROL HAS BEEN BANNED FROM THIS CONTEST!!!

( The crowd reacts in surprise, and “Outlaw” by Disciple hits as Zack Crash comes out to the ring dressed in his ring gear and still taping up his fists. Zack Crash makes his entrance down the ramp noticeably alone, completely ignoring the jeers from the audience )

Ring Announcer: Introducing first… from Charleston, West Virginia weighing in at 225 POOOOOOUNDSS…. HE IS THE CHAIRMAN AND OWNER OF ELITE ANSWERS WRESTLINGGGGG…. ZAAAAAAAAAAACCCKKKKKK CRRRRRAAAAAAAAAAAAAASHHHHH!!!!!

Mack: I’m almost at a loss for words, Kawa… Zack Crash is going to compete in this match with NO Quality Control, no personal security and seemingly no kind of back up against a man who has snapped somebody’s neck every week for the last five weeks! What has gotten in to the EAW Chairman???

Kawajai: Zack Crash has taken Ryan Savage’s insubordinance as a personal shot at his manhood, it seems. Savage proudly went on Dynasty Wrestling basically cursing Crash and cursing EAW, and promising that our chairman would rule not with an iron fist, but with a broken neck! Zack Crash is still a thrill seeker, still a rebel and I guess in this case some things truly never change.

( “Happy?” by Mudvayne hits and Ryan Savage walks out to the ring with a sadistic smile on his face, staring down his opponent and not breaking eye contact even for a second )

Ring Announcer: His opponent… from Cleveland, Ohio weighing in at 255 POOOOOUNNDSSSSS…. “THE REAPER” RYYYYYAAAAAAAAAAANN SAVAAAAAAAAAAAGEEE!!!

Mack: It’s in my belief that really ever since around the time of Pain for Pride and the EAW Draft where Mr. DEDEDE’s been less visible around Ryan Savage, this man has absolutely gone off the deep end! He’s like the mix between a psychopath and a sociopath, he’s not concerned about any repercussions for anything he says or does!

Kawajai: It’s been a long time since I’ve seen a man this frightening. Look at his eyes, they’re cold and callous. Without hesitation this man has literally snapped the necks of his opponents left and right and now he’s promised the chairman’s neck would be the next on this list! It doesn’t look like there’s ANYONE who will be able to stop him!

Mack: RYAN SAVAGE CHARGES IN THE RING AND CHARGES AT ZACK CRASH, TAKING HIM DOWN AS BOTH MEN ENGAGE INTO AN ALL OUT HEATED FIST FIGHT!!! THE REFEREE’S TRYING TO SEPARATE THEM, AND SAVAGE IS CLEARLY GETTING THE MOST SHOTS IN AS THE REF FINALLY DRAGS RYAN SAVAGE OFF THE CHAIRMAN!!! NOW LOOK!!!!! RYAN SAVAGE!!!! RYAN SAVAGE KICKS THE REF IN THE MIDSECTION AND HITS THE PACKAGE PILEDRIVER!!!!!!!!!! EDGING OUT HUMANITY ON THE OFFICIAL!!!!!

Kawajai: ZACK CRASH RETREATS TO THE OUTSIDE OF THE RING, AND RYAN SAVAGE FOLLOWS HIM… CRASH SNATCHES A STEEL CHAIR FROM THE TIME KEEPER, AND CRASH SWINGS AT RYAN SAVAGE WITH THE CHAIR SHOT!!!! SAVAGE PUNCHES THE CHAIR OUT OF CRASH’S HAND, CHRIST ALMIGHTY!!!!! AND SAVAGE CLOBBERS ZACK CRASH WITH THE LARIAT! MY GOD!!! RYAN SAVAGE HAS GOT BRICKS FOR FISTS, AND HE JUST TURNED OUR ZACK CRASH INSIDE OUT! BUT HE’S NOT DONE, SAVAGE GRABS THE CHAIRMAN AND SENDS HIM ACROSS RINGSIDE, FLINGING INTO THE BARRICADE NEARLY KNOCKING IT OVER!!!!! NOW SAVAGE GRABS ZACK CRASH, TAKES HIM BACK UP… AND RYAN SAVAGE GOES FOR THE APRON POWERBOMB!!!!!!!!!! OH MY GOD THAT COULD BREAK OUR CHAIRMAN’S SPINE!!!

Mack: NO! Crash hammers punches into the skull of Ryan Savage doing everything he can to stop from that devastating move!!!… and Crash grabs a hold of the ring ropes and retreats back into the ring still in pain from Ryan Savage’s onslaught! Now Ryan Savage enters the ring, and a group of referees enter the ring and separate Crash from Savage. They’re trying to restore order before they begin this match, and Crash is crawling to the other corner of the ring recuperating from the previous attack. Now another official replaces the previous official who was brutally assaulted by Savage, and he calls for the belll!

( Ding! Ding! Ding! )

Kawajai: RYAN SAVAGE CHARGES ACROSS THE RING WITH A LARIAT TO THE CORNERED ZAC- CRASH COUNTERS WITH A BOOT TO THE FACE! Savage is reeling from that one, that might have actually cut him open early! Now Zack Crash finds his opening and hits a flurry of STIFF right hand shots to the skull trying to cut Ryan Savage open with his fists! The referee’s trying to stop the closed fist punches, but the Chairman’s ignoring the official!

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

Kawajai: Crash switches to sending stomps down on a stupefied Ryan Savage who’s on one knee, barely able to react! Crash is stomping down at Savage as many times as he possibly can as quick as he can, screaming at his opponent and berating him! Now Crash gets the front facelock and goes for the DDT!!! DDT CONNECTS, AND LATERAL PRESS FROM ZACK CRASH!!!

Ref: OOOOONEEEEEEE!!!!

Mack: SAVAGE THROWS ZACK CRASH OFF OF HIM! THAT WAS A KICK OUT AND THEN SOME! Zack Crash is gnashing his teeth, you can see the desperation on the face of our chairman from the get go… Crash waits for Savage to fully come to and Crash runs the ropes and hits a CLOTHESLINE! THAT DOESN’T KNOCK SAVAGE DOWN! Crash runs the ropes from behind Savage and hits a BLOW TO THE BACK! Savage barely stumbles forward and Crash runs the same ropes again for anothe– NO SAVAGE SCOOPS CRASH UP, AND PLANTS THE CHAIRMAN WITH A TILT A WHIRL POWERSLAM!!! Savage immediately drags Crash into the middle of the ring, and Savage runs the ropes, hops over Crash, rebounds off the ropes and hits a SENTON — NOBODY HOME! CRASH DODGES THE MOVE!

Kawajai: Both men recover at the same time, but both of them are dealing with their own wear and tear and Crash fires off a right hand into the face of Savage! You can see blood trickling down the face of Ryan Savage and Crash hits another right hand! SAVAGE HITS A MASSIVE UPPERCUT! TO QUOTE STEW-O, A “SPIT KNOCKING’ UPPERCUT! AND SAVAGE HITS A MEAN BODY SHOT… AND SOME MORE BODY SHOTS… SENDING CRASH STUMBLING BACK IN THE CORNER! NOW SAVAGE FIRES OFF IN A FRENZY WITH SHOOT KICKS, HITTING FOUR SIMULTANEOUS SHOOT KICKS! Savage hits ANOTHER stiff right hand shot, straightens up Crash at the corner and hits ANOTHER FLURRY OF SHOULDER RAMMING INTO THE RIBS OF ZACK CRASH! THE REFEREE LOOKS TO BREAK THE ONSLAUGHT!

Ref: ONE!!! TWO!!! THREE!!! FOUR!!! THAT’S ENOUGH!

Mercer: Ryan Savage stops the elbows and CHARGES AT THE REF, SENDING THE REF RUNNING! The belligerant Ryan Savage refuses to take orders from anybody, the Chairman, the Board of Directors, the officials, NOBODY! Now Savage grabs Zack Crash and whips him to the other side of the ring… and FIRES OFF WITH A RUNNING LARIAT TO THE CORNER!! SAVAGE BACKS AWAY…. ANOTHER LARIAT HITTING EVEN HARDER THAN THE FIRST!!! CRASH IS HIT SO HARD, HE’S SENT NEARLY BACKFLIPPING BECAUSE OF IT! Crash drops down to a seated position in front of the turnbuckle and Ryan Savage jogs across the ring… and hits a RUNNING CANNONBALL SENTON INTO HIS CORNERED OPPONENT!!!! AND ZACK CRASH ROLLS OUT OF THE RING HOLDING THE BACK OF HIS NECK! I THINK THAT CANNON BALL SENTON LANDED RIGHT ONTO CRASH’S NECK! OUR CHAIRMAN’S IN A LOT OF PAIN HERE!

Kawajai: It looks legit… Crash is clutching at his neck, and a ringside medic goes to check on Crash. That’s a 255 pound man coming at you like a damn train and crashing RIGHT into you, it’s definitely not hard to fathom an injury being sustained from that cannonball senton… BUT HERE COMES RYAN SAVAGE! RYAN SAVAGE IS ON THE APRON AND HE HITS A DOUBLE FOOT STOMP ONTO THE BACK OF THE NECK!!!!!!!! SAVAGE HAS FOUND HIS TARGET, AND HE’S HITTING HIS MARK! SAVAGE TAKES ZACK CRASH BACK INTO THE RING AND COVERS HIM WITH THE LATERAL PRESS!

Ref: OOOOOONEEEEEEE… TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

Mack: KICK OUT OF TWO. Crash was barely able to get that shoulder up, and he’s back to clutching at the back of his neck. Something’s definitely gone awry with our Chairman, but it seems as if everything’s gone according to plan for Ryan Savage! Savage gets back up, signals for something… and HE PULLS CRASH IN FOR THE POWERBOMB!!!!!! HE’S LOOKING TO HOIST THE CHAIRMAN, BUT CRASH FIGHTS AS HARD AS HE CAN TO KEEP HIMSELF FROM BEING LIFTED! BUT SAVAGE LIFTS CRASH UP TO HIS SHOULDERS …. Crash narrowly escapes, hopping off the shoulders and rolling out of the ring from behind, stumbling into the barricade and holding the back of his neck again…….. IN COMES RYAN SAVAGE!!!! SUICIDE DIVE BY RYAN SAVAGE!!!!!!!!!! NO!!!!! CRASH MOVES OUT OF THE WAY AND CRASH LANDS INTO THE BARRICADE, CRASHING AND BURNING! THAT BARRICADE HAD TO BE SENT BACK TWO FEET FROM THAT IMPACT, MY GOD!!! AND NOW CRASH STOMPS AS MUCH AS HE CAN INTO HIS OPPONENT! WAS CRASH PLAYING POSSUM THIS WHOLE TIME???

Ref: OOONNNNNEEEEE ….. TWOOOOOOOOOOO …..

Kawajai: No, I don’t think so. Crash is still in tremendous pain but he may have suckered Ryan in for going for a high risk move and he got no reward from it! A man THAT BIG flying SO FAR and hitting something SO FAST only makes for the harder fall, and Crash isn’t giving up this opportunity to capitalize on it! Crash has hit well over a dozen stomps and is sending JARRING kicks into the spine of his opponent, his own employee! Crash tries to loosen up that neck of his and takes some breathing room allowing Ryan Savage to pull himself back up to his feet and ZACK CRASH HITS A SWINGING NECKBREAKER TAKING RYAN SAVAGE BACK DOWN!!! Crash himself is still hurt badly, but he’s back in the drivers seat after that neckbreaker!

Ref: FIIIIIVEEEEEEEEEE….. SIXXXXXXX…..

( Zack Crash goes over to Carlos Rosso in the audience and smiles at him, bragging about his performance )

Mack: Zack Crash is making sure his “guest of honor” gets a good look at what he’s doing to his opponent, but Carlos Rosso doesn’t look too impressed! Crash drags Ryan Savage up to the best of his abilities and rolls him on the apron, and Crash re enters the ring breaking the referee’s count at eight. Now Crash drags Savage back into the ring off the apron and has him slumped over the middle rope, and CRASH PRESSES THE KNEE TO THE BACK OF THE HEAD CHOKING RYAN SAVAGE OUT WITH THE MIDDLE ROPE!!!

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

Mack: Crash breaks the ref’s count and Savage rolls away gasping for air! Savage tries recovering as quick as he can, and CRASH COMES AT HIM WITH A RUNNING KNEE TO THE FACE FOLLOWED BY A NECKBREAKER!!! .. BUT SAVAGE TWISTS OUT OF THE NECKBREAKER AND LOOKS TO COUNTER WITH THE BACK SUPLEX!!! CRASH LANDS ON HIS FEET FROM BEHIND! CRASH GOES FOR THE ROLL UP FROM BEHIND!

Ref: OOOOONEE…. TWO-

Kawajai: KICK OUT by Savage! Savage rushes up to one knee… CRASH GOES FOR THE FAMOUSER!!! SAVAGE DUCKS UNDER IT! Crash takes his momentum to the ropes and bounces off of it… CRASH RUNS INTO SAVAGE AND SAVAGE CATCHES HIM WITH THE FRONT WAISTLOCK!!! THERE’S THE OVERHEAD RELEASE BELLY TO BELLY!!! NO, BEFORE SAVAGE CAN SEND CRASH FLYING, CRASH COUNTERS WITH A FLURRY OF ELBOWS TO THE TEMPLES! Ryan Savage breaks the hold and Crash hits a SLAP ACROSS THE FACE OF RYAN SAVAGE!! Crash grabs Savages face… and SLAPS HIM EVEN HARDER SENDING SAVAGE DOWN TO A KNEE! AND CRASH HOPS ONTO RYAN SAVAGE’S BACK WITH A SLEEPER HOLD! ZACK CRASH IS TRYING TO ZAP THE LIFE OUT OF HIS OPPONENT, AND THERE’S NO BETTER MOVE TO DO THAT THAN THAT MOVE! The referee’s trying to gauge wisely to make sure that wrist isn’t beneath the chin… AND THE REF SPOTS IT! CRASH HAS IN A BLATANT CHOKE ON RYAN SAVAGE, AND THE REFEREE COUNTS CRASH OUT!

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

Mack: RYAN SAVAGE CHARGES UP AND COUNTERS THAT REAR NAKED CHOKE WITH THE PACKAGE STUNNER!!! Ryan Savage creates not only a great escape, but also creates some space seperating himself from the Chairman… both men recover at the same time and BOTH MEN CHARGE AT EACH OTHER, BUT SAVAGE TAKES CRASH DOWN WITH THE SHOULDER BLOCK! Crash recovers slowy, and Savage takes Crash BACK DOWN with a running spinning elbow smash! Crash rolls over to the corner of the ring, using the corner to get himself back up but Ryan Savage rushes over and STOMPS MERCILESS MUD HOLE STOMPS DOWN AT HIS OPPONENT! SAVAGE NOT EVEN GIVING AN INCH, HE’S PUMMELING CRASH PUTTING THOSE STIFF, HEAVY BOOTS TO THE FACE AND THE CHEST! Now Savage pulls Crash up… and hits the OVERHEAD RELEASE BELLY TO BELLY SENDING CRASH LANDING HARSHLY ON HIS UPPER SPINE! I THINK THAT MIGHT HAVE TWEAKED THE NECK OF ZACK CRASH AGAIN! CRASH LANDED DAMN NEAR ON HIS HEAD!! UGH!!

Kawajai: Crash still tries taking himself to his feet as quick as he can…. and SAVAGE SNATCHES HIM UP AND HITS THE RAINMAKER LARIAT!!!!!!! CRASH HAS BEEN TURNED ABSOLUTELY INSIDE OUT!!!! Look at that WICKED shot on the replay! Zack Crash is in a world of hurt, and Ryan Savage is back up and looks angry this time!!! He starts pounding on his chest, screaming at the crowd and he GRABS ZACK CRASH FOR THE DOUBLE UNDERHOOK!!!!

Mack: IS THIS IT!?!?

Kawajai: IT IS!!!!! EDGING!!!!! OUT!!!!!!!! HUMANITYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!! HOLY SMOKES, JUMPING PACKAGE PILEDRIVER ON ZACK CRASH!!!!!!!! THAT VERY WELL COULD HAVE SNAPPED OUR CHAIRMAN’S NECK!!!!!! LATERAL PRESS!!!!!

Ref: OOOOOOOOOONEEEEEEEEEEE!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!! THRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR–

Mack: WHAT?!? RYAN … HE, HE STOPS THE PIN!!!! RYAN STOPS THE PIN, AND JUST STARTS LAUGHING!!!! THIS MANIAC ISN’T FINISHED! THE REFEREE IS BEGGING TO PUT THIS MATCH TO AN END, BUT RYAN CAN ALMOST FEEL THAT HIS ENEMYS NECK STILL ISN’T COMPLETELY SNAPPED! HE WANTS MORE BLOOD! Ryan stands tall over the EAW Chairman, just waiting for him to stir… it’s almost like you can see the wheels turning in the mind of The Reaper! …. HE GRABS CRASH FOR ANOTHER DOUBLE UNDERHOOK!!! AND THIS TIME HE’S CLIMBING UP THE TURNBUCKLE!!!! EVERYONE IN THIS ARENA KNOWS WHAT RYAN SAVAGE IS THINKING NOW! CRASH MAY BE A DEVIL, HE MAY HAVE EVEN BROUGHT THIS ALL ON HIMSELF BUT THIS IS GONNA BE HARD TO STOMACH!!! RYAN SAVAGE HAS GOT CRASH WHERE HE WANTS HIM!!!!! EDGING OUT HUMANITY FROM THE TOP ROPE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kawajai: NO!!!! WAIT!!!! IT’S… IT’S QUALITY CONTROL!!!!!!!!! WHAT THE HELL ARE THEY DOING HERE!?!?

( Quality Control charge into the ring and immediately rips Zack Crash away from Ryan Savage, and pounce on Ryan Savage beating him down and throwing him from the turnbuckle and back into the ring. )

( Ding! Ding! Ding! )

Mack: SIX MEMBERS OF QUALITY CONTROL HAVE JUST CHARGED INTO THE RING AND ARE STOMPING DOWN AT RYAN SAVAGE!!! NOW TWO OF THEM PULL OUT NIGHT STICKS, AND THEY BACK RYAN ACROSS THE HEAD WITH NIGHT STICKS OPENING HIM UP!!!! SAVAGE IS BLEEDING PROFUSELY IN THE RING FROM THOSE SHOTS, AND THE REMAINING FOUR QUALITY CONTROL MEMBERS STOMP AT RYAN SAVAGE MERCILESSLY!!!

Kawajai: I DON’T UNDERSTAND! ZACK CRASH SPECIFICALLY BANNED QUALITY CONTROL FROM RINGSIDE SO THAT HE CAN HANDLE HIS PERSONAL BUSINESS ON HIS OWN! WHY WOULD THEY DEFY HIS ORDERS AND COST HIM THE MATCH BY DISQUALIFICATION!

Mack: ISN’T IT OBVIOUS, KAWA? THAT FORK TONGUED DEVIL ZACK CRASH HAD HIS INSURANCE POLICY, AND THAT POLICY LITERALLY SAVED HIS NECK!

Kawajai: THIS IS A RUTHLESS BEATING BY QUALITY CONTROL… ONE OF THEM DRAG SAVAGE’S ENTIRE FROM UP, AND ANOTHER MEMBER HITS A JUMPING SUPERKICK ON RYAN SAVAGE! ANOTHER QUALITY CONTROL MEMBER CLIMBS UP THE TURNBUCKLE… AND THIS MEMBER HITS THE MISSILE DROPKICK TO THE BACK OF THE HEAD OF RYAN SAVAGE!!! THE OTHER MEMBERS OF QC CONTINUE TO PUT THE BOOTS TO SAVAGE, KICKING ANY PART OF HIS BODY THAT TWITCHES, STOMPING ON ANY BODY PART THAT’S OPEN! THIS IS PERHAPS THE MOST LETHAL ASSAULT I’VE EVER SEEN QUALITY CONTROL GIVE!

( Zack Crash is recuperating, leaning back on the ring ropes unable to stand…. a small grin breaks out on his face, and he is helped up by a member of Quality Control )

Mack: Zack Crash is being aided by a member of Quality Control to stand over his fallen foe… wait a second….

( The members of Quality Control direct Zack Crash’s attention to the titantron, and on the screen it shows an area backstage where Quality Control are seen laying in wreckage and are being tended to by medics. )

Kawajai: WHAT!????? Quality Control????? But………..

( Zack Crash has a blank look on his face … he slowly turns to the QC member helping him stand, and is shoved to the ground by this person. )

Mack: OH MY GOD!!!! ALL SIX MEMBERS OF …. OF WHOEVER THESE PEOPLE ARE START STOMPING ON CRASH!!!! WHAT THE HELL IS THE MEANING OF THIS!?!? HAVE QUALITY CONTROL TRULY TURNED THEIR BACK ON THE CHAIRMAN!? HAVE THEY BEEN BOUGHT OUT!?!? WHAT IS GOING ON!?!??

Kawajai: WAIT A MINUTE!!!!

( One member of “Quality Control” removes his head covering, revealing himself to be Y2Impact )

Mack & Kawajai: WHAT?!?!?!

( Another member “Quality Control” removes their covering revealing herself to be Heart Break Gal )

( Three more members of “Quality Control” remove their head covering revealing themselves to be Y2Impact’s hired guns: Drake Jaegar, David X and “Rodrik” )

Mack: THE MERCENARIES…. AND IMPACT’S MERCENARY FORCES! Y2IMPACT HAS JUST STAGED A MUTINY! THESE MEN WERE HIRED TO PROTECT CRASH, AND NOW THEY’RE ATTACKING HIM!!!

Kawajai: WAIT, THERE’S ONE MORE!

( The unmasked individuals all wait for the last person to reveal himself. He removes his head covering, revealing himself to be… TIBERIUS JONES. )

Kawajai: TIBERIUS JONES!!!!! WHAT IN GOD’S NAME IS GOING ON!?!?

( All six people in the ring rip off their Quality Control attire and reveal t shirts underneath revealing the “Hexa-Gun” symbol on their chests. )

Mack: LOOK… TIBERIUS IS GOING TO THE APRON AND CLIMBING UP TO THE TOP TURNBUCKLE!!! ZACK CRASH CAN BARELY REACT….. OHHHH MY GOODNESS!!!! HAIL MARY FROM THE TOP RIGHT INTO THE BACK OF ZACK CRASH’S HEAD!!!!!!! THE CHAIRMAN HAS BEEN COMPLETELY LAID OUT!!!! RYAN SAVAGE AND ZACK CRASH HAVE BEEN LEFT A BLOODY PULP BY THESE SIX INDIVIDUALS! Y2IMPACT HAS COMPLETELY TURNED HIS BACK ON ZACK CRASH, HE’S COMPLETELY GONE ROGUE! BY WHY??

( All six members of Hexa-Gun exit the ring slowly with Impact bringing down the middle rope to exit last with Heart Break Gal at his side. They all leave being a profusely bleeding Ryan Savage and an equally battered Zack Crash to writhe in pain in the middle of the ring. They all walk up the ramp without turning back, leaving behind a stunned audience. )

Kawajai: This entire audience is stunned… my goodness, this may have just rocked EAW to it’s core….

( Fade away. Teaser airs for Territorial Invasion: Civil War; featuring the song “I’d Love To Change The World” by Jetta )

( Sponsor/Advertiser break )

(A graphic of Devan Dubian vs. Liam Catterson for the Answers World Championship is shown on the screen before fading out and to the ring; a cage is hanging just above the ring as the ring announcer is in the middle of the ring with a microphone in hand)

Ring Announcer: The following contest… is a STEEL CAGE match… the only way to win by pinfall, submission or escaping the cage… and it is for the ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP!!!

(“Rules of Nature” by Jamie Christophersen plays all throughout the arena as Liam Catterson makes his way to the stage in a black and red ring attire)

Ring Announcer: First, making his way to the ring… from Shildon, United Kingdom!… weighing in at 225 pounds!… HE’S THE CHALLENGER… LIAM CCCCCAAAAATTTTTTTTTTTEEEEERRRRRSSSSSOOOOONNNNN!!!…

Kawajai: Well, if you haven’t heard, Starr Stan was rushed to the hospital last week and on Voltage, Ashten Cross announced that it’d now be Liam Catterson challenging for the Answers World Championship – as much as of a surprise as it was to us, it’s no surprise that for the past few days or so, Liam Catterson and Devan Dubian have went at it with one another and it should be no surprise with whoever walks out tonight as the Answers World Champion!

Mack: It shouldn’t be, I mean, Liam Catterson and Devan Dubian are two of the top elitists on Voltage – whoever walks out tonight as the Answers World Champion, well, they’re going to be at the top! But as of right now? The one at the top is Devan Dubian and it could be like that for some time, I mean, if Liam Catterson can’t beat him? Then I don’t know who can!

Kawajai: You have to wonder that whenever Starr Stan is cleared to compete, if he’s going to challenge for the Answers World Championship as he hasn’t had his shot just yet, he would be having it tonight but due to an injury, he’s out for a few weeks! If anyone can beat him, it’s Starr Stan! Or can he? Liam is in the ring and he’s waiting for the Answers World Champion!

(“This Means War” by Avenged Sevenfold plays all throughout the arena as Devan Dubian makes his way to the stage in a black and white ring attire with the Answers World Championship around his waist)

Ring Announcer: And his opponent, making his way to the ring… from Leicester, England, United Kingdom!… weighing in at 230 pounds!… HE’S THE REIGNING AND DEFENDING ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPION… DEVAN DDDDDUUUUUBBBBBIIIIIAAAAANNNNN!!!…

Eddie Mack: There’s the Answers World Champion as he looks up at the cage that’s hanging above the ring and then at Liam Catterson! Devan Dubian readjusts the title that’s over his shoulder as he looks at the fans here in the sold out Staples Center! Liam Catterson was looking up at the cage as he was making his way to the ring and it seems as if neither of them are intimidated by the fifteen foot structure!

Kawajai: It may not seem as if they are but once they’re locked inside, the steel isn’t going to be so forgiving – and if they’re not intimidated, then they’re going to be! Because it’s the kind of match that takes a toll on your body and there’s so many ways to punish each other inside of there!

Eddie Mack: Why do you think I’m behind this table and not in the ring? It’s because of matches like this! You think I want to be locked inside of a steel cage? Not that they want to be either, I know they’re just in there because of what’s on the line and that’s what Devan Dubian is holding – the Answers World Championship! They’re in the ring…

(Devan Dubian hands the Answers World Championship to the referee as the referee raises it for all to see before handing it to the ring announcer; the cage lowers as Devan Dubian and Liam Catterson stare each other down from opposite sides of the ring, the referee signals for the bell after the cage has been lowered)

(DING! DING! DING!)

Kawajai: An exchange of words between the two as they get face to face in the middle of the ring! They’re just mouthing off at one another but what are they saying?! Liam is saying something and Dubian smirks as he turns away… AND THROWS A FOREARM TO THE SIDE OF LIAM’S HEAD! LIAM IS STAGGERED AFTER THAT FOREARM AS DUBIAN THROWS ANOTHER FOREARM! NO! LIAM WITH A KNEE TO THE ABDOMEN OF DUBIAN AS HE DOUBLES OVER! DUBIAN GETS BACK TO A VERTICAL BASE AND THERE’S LIAM WITH A KNIFE-EDGE CHOP! LIAM WITH ANOTHER KNIFE-EDGE CHOP AND ANOTHER AS DUBIAN IS UP AGAINST THE ROPES… LIAM IRISH WHIPPING HIM TO THE OPPOSITE SIDE… BUT NO! DUBIAN TURNS BACK AROUND AND TAKES HIM DOWN WITH A CLOTHESLINE! LIAM IS DOWN! Dubian gets back up to his feet as you can just see the redness on his chest from those knife-edge chops! Dubian isn’t too happy about it as he gets down to one knee and throws punches to the face of Liam! Liam is trying to block them but Dubian is punching not just his face but his head! Dubian grabs a hold of him and has him up to his feet… Dubian has the back of Liam’s head as he sends him face-first into the steel cage! No! Liam with a few elbows to the abdomen of Dubian as Dubian lets go of him… Liam grabs a hold of him… and connects with a neckbreaker! Liam is back up to his feet as he looks at the cage! Is he…? He is! Liam is going to climb the cage! Liam is climbing… Dubian gets back up to his feet… AND CONNECTS WITH A DROPKICK AS LIAM FALLS DOWN AND ONTO THE MAT!!! Dubian gets back up to his feet and kicks the back of Liam’s head as he’s down! Liam is getting back up to his feet… Dubian grabs a hold of him and Irish whips him into the ropes… Liam rebounds off of them as Dubian goes for a clothesline! Liam ducks underneath it and connects with a facebreaker knee smash as Dubian is still on his feet! Liam then connects with a spinebuster as he goes for the cover!

Referee: ONE!!!!!!!!………

Eddie Mack: No!!! Dubian kicks out just before the count of two as Liam grabs a hold of him and gets back up to his feet… DUBIAN PUNCHES LIAM RIGHT IN BETWEEN THE EYES AS HE STAGGERS BACKWARDS!!! DUBIAN PUNCHES HIM OVER AND OVER AGAIN AS HE GRABS A HOLD OF HIM… AND CONNECTS WITH A SNAP DDT! DUBIAN GETS ONTO THE MAT AS HE HAS LIAM IN A SIDE HEADLOCK!!! This is smart of the Answers World Champion; wear down your opponent early on in the match, so much so that they won’t be able to go on for too long! This could be what wins him the match in the long run as he’s just tightening the hold! Gasping for air… Liam is trying to get out of it but Dubian is wrenching on it! The fans are cheering him on in unison and this could work… this could get him out of it… oh, oh! It’s working! Liam is slowly getting back up to his feet but Dubian still has it locked in tight and he’s not letting go! Liam with a few elbows to the abdomen of Dubian as he’s back up to his feet BUT DUBIAN HAS HIM AND CONNECTS WITH AN INVERTED HEADLOCK BACKBREAKER!!! Dubian looks behind him at Liam as he smirks wide… Dubian gets back up to his feet and takes a few steps back… and leaps up in the air for a knee drop! It connects! Liam tosses and turns on the mat as he holds onto his face! Dubian goes for the cover but Liam kicks out of it before the referee could even count it! Dubian goes for another cover but Liam kicks out of it before the referee could count it as he grabs the head of Liam and bounces it off of the mat over and over again before going for yet another cover!

Referee: ONE!!!!!!!!……… TWO!!!!!!……….

Kawajai: No!!! Liam kicks out just before the count of two as Dubian gets back up to his feet and takes a few steps back… he leaps up in the air… AND LIAM ROLLS OUT OF WAY AS DUBIAN’S KNEE IS DRIVEN INTO THE MAT AFTER MISSING THE KNEE DROP!!! DUBIAN IS HOLDING ONTO HIS KNEE AS HE CRIES OUT!!! Liam gets on top of Dubian and grabs the back of his head with one hand as he punches him in the face with the other; punching him and punching him and just punching him as he gets up off of him and grabs a hold of him… and connects with a DDT! Liam isn’t going for the cover but he’s going to climb the cage! Liam tried climbing it earlier but Dubian connected with that dropkick as he fell down… Liam is climbing as Dubian gets back up to his feet… AND DUBIAN CONNECTS WITH A DISCUS ELBOW SMASH TO THE BACK OF LIAM’S HEAD AS HE FALLS DOWN AND ONTO THE MAT!!! DUBIAN WITH A DISCUS ELBOW SMASH JUST AS LIAM WAS TRYING TO CLIMB THE CAGE! DUBIAN ISN’T LETTING HIM ESCAPE BUT HE’S GOING TO ESCAPE HIMSELF AS HE’S CLIMBING THE CAGE… LIAM GETS BACK TO HIS FEET SLOWLY AS HE CLIMBS UP THE CAGE WITH DUBIAN AND BRINGS HIM DOWN WITH HIM… AND DUBIAN CONNECTS WITH A EUROPEAN UPPERCUT AS SOON AS THEY HAD GOTTEN DOWN FROM THE STEEL CAGE!!! LIAM IS UP AGAINST THE ROPES ON THE OPPOSITE SIDE OF THE RING AS HE CHARGES AT DUBIAN AND GOES FOR A CLOTHESLINE BUT DUBIAN SIDESTEPS IT AND TOSSES HIM INTO THE STEEL CAGE AS LIAM FALLS DOWN AND ONTO THE MAT!!!

Eddie Mack: Dubian isn’t going to cover him as he goes over to him and grabs a hold of him… Liam is on his feet and Dubian connects with an inverted sitout suplex slam! Dubian gets down onto one knee and grabs a handful of Liam’s hair as he mouths off at him… Dubian’s smirk is wider as he gets him up to his feet and then tosses him face-first into the steel cage! Liam HAS to be out of it after that; just as anyone else would be if they were tossed face-first into the steel cage like that! It isn’t enough for Dubian to cover him as he grabs a handful of his hair and gets him back up to his feet… Dubian has him in a hold as he has Liam’s feet on the ropes… is he going for a rope-hung DDT?! Dubian is salivating out of the mouth as he has Liam right where he wants him– LIAM GETS ONTO HIS FEET AND TOSSES DUBIAN UP AND OVER HIM AS DUBIAN GOES BACK-FIRST INTO THE STEEL CAGE!!! Liam is catching his breath before going after Dubian as Dubian is down and out… Liam grabs a hold of him and gets him up to his feet as he puts him up in the corner and takes a few steps back… he charges! Liam connects with a clothesline in the corner as Dubian is in a seated position in the corner! Liam knees him in the face a few times before getting him back up to his feet… Liam picks him up… AND IS GOING TO POWERBOMB HIM INTO THE STEEL CAGE!!! LIAM IS GOING TO POWERBOMB DUBIAN INTO THE STEEL CAGE AND DUBIAN ISN’T GOING TO LET HIM!!! DUBIAN WITH A FEW PUNCHES TO THE FACE AS HE LANDS ON HIS FEET BEHIND LIAM… DUBIAN GRABS THE BACK OF LIAM’S HEAD AND SENDS HIM FACE-FIRST INTO THE STEEL CAGE!!! DUBIAN BOUNCES LIAM’S HEAD OFF OF THE STEEL CAGE A FEW TIMES AS… AS LIAM IS BUSTED OPEN!!! THERE’S A DEEP CUT ON HIS FOREHEAD AND BLOOD IS JUST TRICKLING DOWN HIS FACE!!!

Kawajai: LIAM IS OUT OF IT AS HIS HEAD IS BEING BOUNCED OFF OF THE STEEL CAGE OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN!!! DUBIAN… DUBIAN LETS GO OF HIM! AND LIAM DROPS DOWN TO THE MAT AS HE WIPES SOME OF THE BLOOD FROM HIS FACE! Dubian looks at the blood at that was spilled on the steel and then looks at the downed Liam Catterson as he thinks to himself; thinking of how he should end this match, be it by pinfall or submission or… Dubian looks back up the fifteen foot structure as he climbs it! Dubian is climbing up the cage but he’s climbing so slowly as he looks back down at Liam! Dubian is climbing and climbing and climbing… HE’S ON TOP OF THE CAGE!!! DUBIAN IS GOING TO RETAIN THE ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP!!! DUBIAN IS– NO!!! LIAM HAS HIM BY THE FOOT!!! LIAM HAS HIM BY THE FOOT AND DUBIAN CAN’T CLIMB UP AND OVER THE CAGE TO THE OTHER SIDE!!! LIAM IS HOLDING ONTO THAT FOOT AS IF HIS LIFE DEPENDS ON IT!!! LIAM IS TRYING TO PULL DUBIAN DOWN FROM THE CAGE AS HE’S TRYING TO BALANCE HIMSELF ON THE TOP ROPE!!! DUBIAN IS TRYING TO GET OUT OF IT… HE’S TRYING TO KICK LIAM OFF OF HIM… TRYING ANYTHING SO THAT HE CAN ESCAPE THE CAGE!!! BUT LIAM PULLS HIM DOWN AS THEY’RE TRYING TO BALANCE THEMSELVES ON THE TOP ROPE WHILE TRADING BLOWS!!! THEY’RE GOING BACK AND FORTH WITH LEFTS AND RIGHTS!!! LIAM PUNCHES DUBIAN IN THE FACE AS DUBIAN IS LOSING HIS BALANCE… BUT DUBIAN COMES BACK AND PUNCHES LIAM RIGHT BACK IN THE FACE AND LIAM RESTS HIS HEAD UP AGAINST THE CAGE… LIAM KNEES DUBIAN IN THE ABDOMEN AND SETS HIM UP!!! …LOOK!!! THE CATTERSON IMPACT!!!!!! THE CATTERSON IMPACT OFF OF THE TOP ROPE AS BOTH OF THEM ARE DOWN IN THE MIDDLE OF THE RING!!! LIAM DRAPES HIS ARM OVER DUBIAN FOR THE COVER!!!

Referee: ONE!!!!!!!!……… TWO!!!!!!!!……… THR–

Eddie Mack: NO!!! DUBIAN KICKS OUT JUST AS THE REFEREE WAS GOING TO COUNT THE THREE AS LIAM ROLLS OVER ON HIS BACK AND LOOKS UP AT THE RAFTERS; HIS FACE COVERED IN BLOOD AS HE DOESN’T KNOW WHAT ELSE HAS TO DO IF HE’S GOING TO BEAT DEVAN DUBIAN! Liam slowly gets up to his feet with the aid of the ropes as he’s climbing up the cage! Liam doesn’t know what he else he could do to Dubian and so he’s just going to try and escape the cage while he’s down! Liam is trying to climb the cage but he’s fading! Liam is fading and that could be because of the amount of blood he has lost! His grip on the steel is getting looser and he can’t hold on for much longer! Liam is going to have to let go! BUT DUBIAN IS BACK UP TO HIS FEET AND HE’S SHAKING THE CAGE!!! DUBIAN IS SHAKING THE CAGE AS HE JUST WANTS FOR LIAM TO LET GO!!! LIAM IS TRYING TO CLIMB BUT HIS GRIP HAS LOOSENED!!! DUBIAN IS SHAKING THE CAGE AND LIAM… LIAM LETS GO!!! LIAM LETS GO AND… AND DUBIAN IS THERE WAITING FOR HIM!!! IS HE?!?!?!?! OH!!! BLEEDING EDGE!!!!!! DUBIAN WITH THE BLEEDING EDGE AS LIAM WAS FALLING FROM THE CAGE!!! AND LIAM ISN’T GETTING UP AFTER THAT!!! DUBIAN JUST HAS TO GET THE COVER ON HIM!!! DUBIAN SLOWLY CRAWLS OVER TO LIAM AND… AND HE HAS HIM FOR THE COVER!!!

Referee: ONE!!!!!!!!……… TWO!!!!!!!!……… THREE!!!!!!!!………

(DING! DING! DING!)

Ring Announcer: Here’s your winner… AND STILL THE ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPION… DEVAN DDDDDUUUUUBBBBBIIIIIAAAAANNNNN!!!

(“This Means War” hits. The cage is raised as the referee grabs the Answers World Championship and hands it to Devan Dubian as he gets back up to his feet)

Kawajai: Devan Dubian retains the Answers World Championship here at Midsummer Massacre! In his first defense, he has successfully retained it against Liam Catterson in what was one hell of a match, literally! What a match that was!

Eddie Mack: You know what it’s like to be in there; you KNOW they’re going to be feeling the effects of this match in the morning, hell, for the next few weeks! That’s just what the steel cage does to you! They knew that going into this match and you just saw, they left it ALL inside of there!

Kawajai: Like I said, it should’ve been NO surprise and I’m not surprised they gave each other everything they had just to walk out of here tonight with the Answers World Championship but it’s Devan Dubian who retains and his reign as the Answers World Champion is just getting started!

(The camera slowly fades to black as “Charging The Keep” – Audiomachine begins to softly play in the background and a narrator begins to speak..)

“The rise of one man… was followed by the fall of another.”

(The fades into a side by side frame of Xavier Williams winning the EAW Championship at Reckless Wiring from Diamond Cage and Hades the Hellraiser being destroyed at the hand of the Pizza Boy with a steel chair.)

“As a star began to shine… a monster was reborn.”

(The clips cut to Xavier Williams successfully defending the EAW Championship against Chuck Scene at Grand Rampage and Hades destroying everything in his way after immerging with Jerrod Kaine on Voltage.)

“A monster returned to reclaim its yard… but a defiant champion stood waiting.”

(The clip cuts to Hades and Xavier Williams standing toe to toe before their encounter on Voltage, where Hades stood victorious after an assist from Zack Crash.)

“This monster has destroyed all in it’s path… while the once champion reclaimed his throne.”

(It cuts to Pain for Pride Eight as Hades pins Lucian Black to place what seemed to be the final blow through the heart of Dynasty, as Xavier Williams successfully recaptured the EAW Championship from Zack Crash.)

“Now this monster has his sights on the holy grail… while the champion looks to do something that he never has.”

(The clip cuts through flashes of each encounter than both Hades and Xavier have had against each other before cutting to Showdown as the match at Midsummer Massacre is confirmed, before the camera fades to black. Suddenly “Still Worth Fighting For” – My Darkest Days hits as the camera cuts to the brawl between Xavier Williams and both Hades and Quality Control on Showdown, highlighting Hades Last Calling Xavier through a table, before cutting to Xavier returning weeks later to help Jamie O’Hara against both Hades and Quality Control. The camera cuts between different shots of both Xavier and Hades as their voices cover each shot.)

(The camera cuts to after Xavier Williams wins the Cash in the Vault.)

Xavier: Everything that I do is to become better, the best, EVER!

(The camera cuts to Hades return to Showdown after the draft.)

Hades: He may very be Showdown’s Champion, but I am Showdown’s ruler.

(The camera cuts to Xavier Williams retaining the Cash in the Vault briefcase against Diamond Cage at Shock Value.)

Xavier: I’m a man when given an inch, I take a yard; when I’m given a yard, I take a mile, and when I’m given a mile, I take the world.

(The camera cuts to Hades Brimstone Piledriving Xavier Williams in their last encounter on Voltage.)

Hades: Encased in my cold black heart I hold the deed to this brand and enclosed within the fold of my fist lays the possession, the authority, and know-how to decapitate the blue-eyed boy wonder and seize not only his Title but his disassembled cranium as my trophy and mount over the open flame of my fireplace.

(The camera cuts to a shot of the camera panning across EAW Championship which sits on a table in dark room with a single spotlight.)

Xavier: I am the BEST… in the World.

(The camera slowly fades to black as we’re left with one last quote from Hades.)

Hades: Xavier Williams… leave the EAW Championship at the door when you arrive in Los Angeles the week of Midsummer Massacre… I’ll retrieve that when I see fit. Instead, bring your own body bag.

(The camera cuts back to the ring announcer who’s standing by in the middle of the ring.)

Ring Announcer: Ladies and Gentlemen this next match is scheduled for one fall…. AAANNNDDD IT IS FOR THE EAW CHAAAAAAMPIONSHIIIP!!!!!!!

“GONG!”

(“Wanted Man (Acoustic)” – Rev Theory hits as the lights throughout the arena shut off and a white mist begins to pour from the stage and down the ramp, covering the entirety of ringside before Hades slowly makes his way through the curtain with Jerrod Kaine following behind.)

Mercer: YES, IT’S TIME! ARE YOU READY MATTY-BOY?! FINALLY – FFINNNAALLYY, HADES IS GOING TO RIP THAT EAW CHAMPIONSHIP OUT OF THE COLD DEAD HANDS OF XAVIER WILLIAMS! HE’S GOING TO MAKE XAVIER WISH THAT HE STAYED AT HOME LICKING HIS WOUNDS, INSTEAD OF WALKING INTO MIDSUMMER MASSACRE WITH THE GOAL OF CONQUERING A MONSTER!

Ryder: And, ladies and gentlemen, as you can see my colleague has completely no bias towards this match!… But, yes, this is the match that the entirety of the A-Brand, Showdown, has been waiting for. Which man is going to be walking out of Midsummer Massacre with the EAW Championship, as their champion?

Mercer: Look at this man, Matthew; is there ANYONE any more terrifying than Hades when he walks down that ramp? Just imagine those cold, unforgiving eyes staring a hole through you as, god knows what, runs through his mind. The pure thought sends chills down my spine!

Ryder: One thing that I want everyone to remember is that, Xavier Williams has NEVER defeated Hades on his own. When we thought the man had successfully cashed in that briefcase to become the Answers World Champion, it was with a MAJOR assist to Dark Demon, and at every other time these two have faced off Xavier has come off on the losing end. That has to be weighing on the mind of the EAW Champion.

(“Never Giving Up” – Of Mice & Men hits as Xavier Williams walks through the curtain, not as his usual energetic self; instead he holds the EAW Championship in his right as he looks up as if he’s looking at the heaven’s above before setting his eyes back down to Hades. Xavier slowly begins to make his way down to the ring, throwing the EAW Championship up onto his shoulder.)

Ryder: There are very few times that I have ever seen Xavier Williams look THIS focused: Pain for Pride Seven when he walked into the event to grasp onto the Cash in the Vault briefcase, War Games back at Territorial Invasion to win this company for Zack Crash, Pain for Pride Eight against that same man to capture his second EAW Championship.

Mercer: Look, I’ll give credit where credit is due; Xavier Williams is the EAW Champion for a reason. I don’t like the man, to be quite honest, the sight of the man makes me absolutely SICK to my stomach, but what he went through at Pain for Pride against Zack Crash was almost admirable. I called him inhuman after he defeated the chairman at the grandest spectacle of them all, but tonight, I’d put money on it – I’d put my HOUSE on it, Hades WILL walk out of Midsummer Massacre as the EAW Champion.

Ryder: One thing I believe we can both agree on is that this match is going to be something we may remember forever.

(The camera cuts back to the ring announcer as both Xavier Williams and Hades stand in their opposite corners.)

Ring Announcer: Introducing first the challenger, from Devil’s Town, North Carolina, weighing in tonight at 325 POOOOOOUUUNNDSSS!!!!!!! HE IS THE “DEVIL INCARNATE!” HE IS “THE HELLRAISER!”….. HE IS HAAAAAAAAADDDDDDDEEEEEESSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(Hades slowly raises his hands to his hat and slowly takes it off as the crowd boo.)

Ring Announcer: And introducing the champion, from Detroit, Michigan, weighing in tonight at 215 POOOOOUUNNDSSS!!!!!!! HE IS “THE YOUNG WOLF!” HE IS “THE GREATEST WRESTLER THAT HAS EVER LIVED!” HE IS THE SELF PROFESSED “BEST IN THE WORLD!”… THE ELITE ANSWERS HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION OF THE WOOOOORRLLDDD!!!!!!!!! XAAAAAAVVIIIEEEEERRRR WILLLLLLLLLLIIIIAAAMMMMMMMMSSS!!!!!!

(Xavier walks to the middle of the ring and raises the EAW Championship high into the air, his eyes never leaving Hades, as the hint of a smile crosses the face of The Hellraiser. Xavier makes his way back into the corner, giving the EAW Championship a kiss before handing it to the referee who walks over and shows Hades. The referee walks back to the middle of the ring and holds the championship in the air before handing it to the time keeper and signalling for the bell to ring.)

(Ding, Ding, Ding!)

Ryder: The bell rings and this Showdown Main Event is underway; Hades quickly edging his way forward as Xavier takes a step back into the corner. Hades cutting off the ring, giving Xavier Williams no where to go – Hades throwing the first punch with a wild right hand! But, Xavier ducking underway and hits Hades with a stiff chop of the chest, before quickly backing away. Hades giving the EAW Champion as little room as possible, throwing another wild right, but Xavier ducks underneath once again and hits him in the chest with another chop, and another! Hades looking for that big shot early; that unique offense from Xavier Williams, painful, but to a man like Hades it would have to be more annoying than anything. Hades taking a step forward and Xavier quickly makes his way back into the corner; Hades swings for a third right, but Xavier ducks again and this time hits Hades in the jaw with a forearm! Another, and another, before hitting him in the chest with a chop that echoes around the arena! You can tell that Hades felt that one! Xavier looking to send Hades across the ring, but Hades turns it around – and rebounds straight back into a clothesline! But AGAIN, Xavier ducking underneath and fires back with a right of his own! But, Hades catches the arm! Xavier’s in a bad position as Hades wraps those big hands around the throat, and violently throws him up and OVER THE TOP ROPE TO THE OUTSIDE!! THERE’S THE POWER GAME FROM HADES!!

Mercer: Xavier looking on almost in shock, like he never expected THAT power from Hades; Xavier thrown like a rag doll! Xavier’s on a knee as Hades stares back with those cold eyes; Xavier getting back onto the apron and re-enters the ring. You can almost see the gears turning in the head of Xavier Williams, like he’s rethinking his game plan. Xavier taking a step forward, hitting Hades in the side of the knee with a kick, but it doesn’t seem to faze the challenger. It’s almost like Hades to taunting the champion; letting him know how little this hit and run style has done for him. Hades daring Xavier to hit him with another, and Xavier with no hesitation hitting him with another! I could almost feel that one myself! But again, Hades remains unfazed! AND NOW HADES WRAPPING THE HANDS ANOTHER THE THROAT OF XAVIER WILLIAMS AND THROWS HIM BACK INTO THE CORNER; HADES WITH A RIGHT HAND TO THE JAW OF THE CHAMPION, AND A LEFT! I think this cat and mouse game has just met its finish! Hades sending Xavier Williams across the ring to the opposite corner and looks to follow it up with a body avalanche – but Xavier gets the boot up! Xavier jumping up to the middle rope as Hades stumbles back!

Ryder: Hades charging forward as Xavier leaps over the top – but Xavier looks to have hurt his knee as landed there! Xavier grabbing at his knee as Hades pushes past the referee – BUT XAVIER TAKING HIM DOWN WITH A LOU THESZ PRESS!! The champion feinting injury, luring in the challenger and takes him down with the Lou Thesz Press; Xavier firing away at the skull of The Hellraiser! Hades able to power Xavier away, but Xavier’s the first back to his feet and hits Hades with a dropkick to the side of the head before the big man is able to get back to his! Xavier understand that he needs to keep Hades off his feet, keep that power game away from this monster. Hades pushing his way back to a knee as Xavier looks for a roundhouse kick – but Hades catches the leg! Hades getting back to his feet as Xavier looks to be in an extremely bad position! Enziguri to the side of the skull of Hades! That looks like it stunned the challenger; Hades stumbling back into the ropes! Xavier looking to send him out with a clothesline, but Hades ducking and using Xavier’s momentum to send him up and over! Xavier able to catch himself on the apron and slingshots back in— BUT HADES CUTTING HIM OFF WITH A SICKENING RIGHT HAND!! XAVIER WILLIAMS ALMOST TURNED INSIDE OUT AS HE CRASHES BACK DOWN ONTO THE APRON AND TO THE OUTSIDE!!

Mercer: Just like that Hades rips any control that the EAW Champion had over this match out of his grasp! Hades shaking out the cobwebs as he rolls under the bottom rope and the referee begins to count.

Ref: ONE!…. TWO!…. THREE!…. FOUR!….

Mercer: Xavier pushing himself back to his hands and knees as Hades grabs him by a handful of his hair and sends him crashing spine first into those steel steps! Xavier’s spine jarring in pain as Hades looks to waste no time, dragging the champion back to his feet before driving that shoulder under the ribs of the champion and driving him back into the edge of the apron! Xavier screaming in pain, remember, Xavier is only a week back from returning from the injuries at that hands of the man his faces tonight! You have the think, no matter what the man says, he couldn’t be at one hundred percent! Hades leaning the champion up against the ring apron and begins to fire away at the ribs! Repeated boxing like blows; all of the air being driven out of the lungs of Xavier Williams! Hades taking a step back as Xavier drops down to his hands and knees – I think that may be blood coming from the mouth of Xavier Williams, who knows that internal injuries the man has. Hades dragging Xavier back to his feet and rolls him back into the ring. Hades slowly follows as Xavier clutches at those ribs; Hades getting back into the ring and raises that big hand into the air! Hades looking to send Xavier down to hell with a Chokeslam! Xavier slowly getting back to his feet and we see these enraged eyes of the Hellraiser just staring a hole through the EAW Champion! Xavier’s up and Hades wraps that hand around the throat!! Hades lifting Xavier high into the air!

Ryder: XAVIER COUNTERS!! XAVIER USING HIS MOMENTUM TO TAKE HADES DOWN TO THE CANVAS!! XAVIER TRYING TO TRAP THE ARM… CROSSFACE!! THE CHAMPION CATCHING THE CHALLENGER IN THAT CROSSFACE!! HADES TRYING BREAK THE GRIP AS XAVIER REARS BACK AT THE HEAD OF THE CHALLENGER!! HADES TRYING TO SCRATCH HIS WAY TO THE BOTTOM ROPE… TRYING TO BREAK THE HOLD!! HADES IS ABLE TO ROLL HIMSELF OVER TO HIS BACK, FORCING XAVIER’S SHOULDERS ONTO THE MAT!! BUT XAVIER’S ABLE TO ROLL BOTH HIMSELF AND HADES BACK OVER, NEVER RELEASING THE HOLD!! I CAN’T REMEMBER THE LAST TIME THAT I’VE SEEN THIS MAN SUBMIT, IF HE EVEN HAS!! HADES HAS ABOUT A QUARTER OF THE RING TO GO – BUT XAVIER TRANSITIONS INTO A FRONT FACELOCK!! XAVIER DRIVING THE POINT OF HIS KNEE INTO THE TOP OF THE SKULL OF THE CHALLENGER!! ANOTHER AND ANOTHER, AND ANOTHER!! OVER AND OVER; RELENTLESS SHOTS TO THE HELLRAISER!! XAVIER FLIPPING HIMSELF OVER – CROWN OF THORNS!!! THAT ARM TRAP TRIANGLE CHOKE IS LOCKED IN!! HADES IS IN AN EXTREMELY BAD POSITION!!

Mercer: C’MON HADES!! GET OUT OF IT, YOU CAN’T LET THIS WEASEL BEAT YOU!! HADES IS ALMOST THERE… YES!! HADES GETS TO THE BOTTOM ROPE!! XAVIER WILLIAMS HAS TO RELEASE THE HOLD!! Xavier rolling off of Hades, immediately going back to clutching his ribs as blood continues to drip from the mouth. If Xavier wants any chance of walking out of Midsummer Massacre with the EAW Championship, he NEEDS to keep Hades off his feet. Hades pushing himself back onto his hands and knees as does Xavier. Xavier’s the first up, but Hades is about a second behind. Xavier hits Hades in the chest with a hard shoot kick; those shots that didn’t seem to faze this monster are certainly beginning to take effect. Xavier Williams with a stiff kick to the knee, immediately following it up with a spinning back kick to the mid-section. Hades dropping down to a knee and Xavier hits him in the back of the head with a scissors stomp. Hades stumbles back to his feet and falls back into the corner; a stunned Hades using the top rope to keep his balance as Xavier lines him up AND HITS HIM WITH THE STINGER SPLASH – HADES MOVED OUT OF THE WAY, AND I THINK XAVIER WENT HEAD FIRST INTO THE TOP OF THAT STEEL POST!!

Ryder: Xavier gingerly stumbling backwards and Hades picks him up onto his shoulder and sends him face first into the turnbuckles with the snake eyes! Xavier stumbling out of the corner and Hades hits him with a wicked big boot, AND FOLLOWS IT UP BY DROPPING THAT BIG LEG ACROSS THE FACE AND NECK!! But, Hades doesn’t look for the pin, instead once again he raises that big hand into the air; is that last counter from Xavier Williams still in the back of the mind of the challenger? Xavier slowly pushing his way up – Xavier’s up and Hades wraps that hand around his throat!! CHOKESLAM!! NO XAVIER’S ABLE TO GET OUT OF IT, FALLING BEHIND HADES – MOMENT OF SILENCE!!!!! HADES TURNS STRAIGHT INTO A SUPERKICK!! BUT LOOK, IT… IT’S LIKE IT DIDN’T EFFECT HADES; ALL I THINK IT HAS DONE WAS PISS THIS MAN OFF EVEN MORE!!! XAVIER FALLING BACK INTO THE ROPES AND REBOUNDS – CHOKESLAM WITH AUTHORITY!!!!!!! THIRD TIME’S THE CHARM!!!! GOOD GOD ALMIGHTY, THAT MAY HAVE BEEN THE BIGGEST CHOKESLAM THAT I HAVE EVER SEEN!!!! HADES FALLING INTO THE COVER!!!!!!!

Ref: ONEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!! TWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!! KICKOUT!!!!!!!!

Mercer: WHAT?! XAVIER WILLIAMS KICKED OUT!!

Ryder: OH MY GOD – THE RESILIENCE AND THE WILL OF XAVIER WILLIAMS IS UNBELIEVABLE!! HADES GOT ALL OF THAT CHOKESLAM!! THE EYES OF HADES ARE IN A TOTAL DISBELIEF!! HADES GETTING BACK TO HIS FEET AND… HE RUNS THAT FINGER ACROSS THE THROAT!! HADES IS LOOKING TO PUT XAVIER WILLIAMS AWAY; LOOKING TO FINALLY GRASP ONTO THAT EAW CHAMPIONSHIP!! XAVIER SLOWLY MAKING HIS WAY BACK UP, BUT I DON’T THINK HE’S GOING TO LIKE WHAT HE’S ABOUT TO TURN IN TO!! XAVIER’S UP – HADES PICKS HIM UP ONTO HIS SHOULDER!! HE’S LOOKING FOR THAT BRIMSTONE PILEDRIVER!!! BUT, XAVIER’S FIGHT HIS WAY OFF THE SHOULDER AND BEHIND THE HELLRAISER!!! HADES TURN AROUND – RIGHT INTO A ROLLING ELBOW STRAIGHT FLUSH TO THE HEAD!! HADES IS STILL UP—- SUPERKICK!!! MOMENT OF SILENCE FLUSH TO THE JAW!!!! HADES FALLING BACK INTO THE ROPES, KEEPING HIM UP ON HIS FEET!!! AND XAVIER ALMOST KICKS HIS HEAD OFF WITH ANOTHER MOMENT OF SILENCE!!!! HADES FINALLY GOES DOWN, XAVIER DRAGGING HIMSELF INTO THE COVER!!!

Ref: ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!! KICKOUT!!!!!!!!!

Mercer: YES!! YES, HADES KICKED OUT!! XAVIER JUST ROLLING OFF HADES, I DON’T EVEN THINK HE KNOWS WHAT’S ON; HE’S RUNNING ON NOTHING BUT ADRENALINE!! Hades rolling under the bottom rope as Xavier Williams drags himself back to a vertical base; what’s going through the minds of either man at this point!! Xavier finally sees where Hades is – AND BURSTS ACROSS THE RING AND THROUGH THE ROPES, CRASHING INTO HADES WITH A SUICIDE DIVE – NO, JERROD KAINE!! JERROD KAINE PULLING HADES OUT OF THE WAY AT THE LAST SECOND, XAVIER WILLIAMS CRASHING AT BURNING; THE MOMENTUM ALMOST SENDING THE MAN UP THE RAMP, THE REFEREE IMMEDIATELY CHECKING ON THE CONDITION OF THE EAW CHAMPION!! WHAT A SMART MOVE BY JERROD KAINE!!!! HADES ROLLING BACK INTO THE RING AS XAVIER WILLIAMS LIES ALMOST MOTIONLESS!!! JERROD KAINE ALMOST DEMANDING THAT HADES GETS BACK TO HIS FEET – HADES SAT UP!! OH BOY!! HADES GETTING BACK TO HIS FEET AS XAVIER USES THE BARRICADE TO DRAG HIMSELF TO HIS – Wait, what’s Hades doing? OH MY GOD, OH MY GOD!!!!!! HADES CHARGES AND LEAPS OVER THE TOP WITH A PLANCHA AND TAKES OUT THE EAW CHAMPION!!!!!

Ryder: THIS IS WHAT THIS CHAMPIONSHIP MEANS TO THE TWO OF THESE MEN; THIS IS WHAT THE TWO OF THEM ARE WILLING TO DO TO WALK OUT OF MIDSUMMER MASSACRE AS THE EAW CHAMPION!!!!! The referee checking on both men; Hades slowly beginning to stir, but Xavier Williams hasn’t moved an inch. The referee sliding back into the ring and begins to count both of these men out, it would be an awful shame if this were to end like this.

Ref: ONE!…. TWO!…. THREE!…. FOUR!….

Ryder: Hades is back to a knee and Xavier Williams is still yet move; Hades grabbing a handful of Xavier’s hair, trying to drag the man back to his feet, but Xavier seems to be nothing more than dead weight. Hades using that power to lift him back up and rolling Xavier back into the ring! Hades follows and hooks the leg!

Ref: ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!! THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE—–KICKOUT!!!!!!!!!!!

Ryder: XAVIER WILLIAMS JUST, JUST GETS THE SHOULDER UP! Hades looking at Jerrod Kaine who’s screaming at Hades to keep the pressure. Hades getting back to his feet and begins to drag Xavier Williams back to his; Hades finally getting Xavier back up and wrenches the arm, making his way over to the corner; I think he’s looking to take the EAW Champion back to school! Hades beginning to make his way to the top and begins to scale across the rope! We’ve seen Hades do this a million times in the past! Death From Above! NO, XAVIER PULLING HADES OFF THE TOP ROPE – AND CATCHES HADES WITH A NORTHERN LIGHTS SUPLEX!!! I DON’T THINK I’VE EVER SEEN THAT MOVE COUNTERED LIKE THAT!!! BUT, XAVIER DOESN’T SEEM FINISHED, FLOATING BACK OVER HADES – YOU COULDN’T THINK… OH, OH MY GOD!!! NO FREAKING WAY!!! XAVIER POWERING THE THREE HUNDRED POUNDER BACK UP – DEADLIFT BRAINBUSTER!!!!!!!! AND XAVIER FLOATING OVER AGAIN INTO THE GUILLOTINE CHOKE!!!! HADES IS CAUGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE RING, WITH LITTLE TO NO WHERE TO GO!!! WHAT A COMBINATION FROM THE EAW CHAMPION!!!

Mercer: THIS KID IS A FREAK!! HADES TRYING TO FIND A WAY OUT OF IT, BUT HE LOOKS TO BE FADING FAST!! C’MON HADES, YOU’RE BETTER THAN THIS!! YOU’RE A MONSTER!! YES, HADES PUSHING HIS WAY TO HIS FEET, THIS ISN’T GOING TO BE ENOUGH TO KEEP HIM DOWN!! HADES IS BACK TO A KNEE AS XAVIER WILLIAMS DOES EVERYTHING HE CAN TO DO, BUT XAVIER RELEASING THE GRAPEVINE AROUND THE WASTE OF HADES, HOLDING THE FRONT FACELOCK – AND BEGINS TO VICIOUSLY DRIVE THE KNEE INTO THE STOMACH OF THE HELLRAISER!! HADES DROPPING BACK DOWN TO HIS HANDS AND KNEES AS XAVIER RELEASES THE HOLD!! HADES PUSHING HIS WAY BACK TO HIS KNEES, AND XAVIER FIRES AWAY AT THE CHEST OF HADES WITH A SHOOT KICK – GOOD GOD ALMIGHTY, I FELT THAT ONE!! AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN!!! VICIOUS, THUNDEROUS, BRUTAL KICK TO THE CHEST OF THE HELLRAISER!!! XAVIER HAS COMPLETELY SNAPPED; THIS IS THE HEART THAT WE SEEN AT PAIN FOR PRIDE!!! HADES FALLING BACK INTO A SEATED POSITION – XAVIER RUNNING HIS FINGERS THROUGH HIS HAIR… AND WHAT A KICK!!!! XAVIER WILLIAMS ALMOST TAKING HADES HEAD OFF WITH PENALTY KICK!!!!! HADES MAY BE UNCONSCIOUS AS XAVIER FALLS INTO THE COVER!!!!!!

ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!! THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE—KICKOUT!!!!!!!!!

Ryder: HADES KICKED OUT, THE CHALLENGER STILL LIVES!!!! XAVIER LOOKS AS SHOCKED AS I AM!!! THE EAW CHAMPION ROLLING OVER TO THE CORNER, PULLING HIMSELF BACK TO HIS FEET AS HADES SLOWLY BEGINS TO STIR – XAVIER LOOKS LIKE A MAN POSSESSED, SCREAMING, DEMANDING THAT HADES GET BACK TO HIS FEET!!! HADES SLOWLY, SLOWLY PULLING HIMSELF BACK UP WITH HELP OF THE ROPES!!!!

Xavier: GET UP!!!! GET THE [CENSORED] UP!!!!

Ryder: HADES IS UP!!!!! MOMENT OF SILENCE!!!!!!!! BAH GAWD AL-FREAKING-MIGHTY, WHAT A SUPERKICK!!!!! I’VE NEVER, EVER SEEN XAVIER WILLIAMS HIT IT THAT IMPACTFULLY!!!! XAVIER CRAWLING INTO THE COVER!!!!!!!

Ref: ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!! THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!! KICKOUT!!!!!!!!!!!

Ryder: YOU’RE KIDDING ME!!

Mercer: SEE!! SEE, XAVIER, NOTHING IS GOING TO SAVE YOU FROM THIS!!! NOTHING, ABSOLUTELY NOTHING YOU DO TO HADES IS GOING TO BE ENOUGH TO KEEP THE MAN DOWN!!!

Ryder: Look at Xavier, Jake! He looks absolutely emotionless; he hit Hades with quite possibly his best shot, and it wasn’t enough to keep the man down! Xavier pushing himself back into the corner, just sitting watching as Hades tries to sit up. I don’t think either man expected this out of one another; I certainly didn’t! Xavier reaching up to the top rope and pulling himself back up – I think Xavier knows that his next shot NEEDS to keep this man down! Hades is back to a knee and Xavier pulls him in! HERE WE GO!! XAVIER LOOKING FOR THAT BLOODY SUNDAY, THE MOVE THAT WON HIM THE EAW CHAMPIONSHIP!! HADES TRYING TO FIGHT IT, HITTING THE CHAMPION IN THE RIBS WITH HIS FREE ARM!! HADES ABLE TO TWIST OUT OF IT AND KNEES XAVIER IN THE STOMACH!!! HADES PULLS HIM IN – IF HE HITS THIS YOU HAVE TO BELIEVE WE’RE ABOUT TO SEE A NEW EAW CHAMPION!!! HADES LIFTING XAVIER UP HIGH INTO THE AIR!!!!! LAST CALL!!!!!!!!!!!! NO, XAVIER ABLE TO FIGHT HIS WAY OUT OF IT, DROPPING BEHIND THE CHALLENGER – BACKING INTO THE CORNER!! HADES WASTING NO TIME, LOOKING TO GIVE XAVIER NO CHANCE TO REGAIN HIS COMPOSURE!!! BODY AVALANCHE!!!! NO, XAVIER GETS THE BOOT UP; XAVIER MAKING HIS WAY TO THE MIDDLE ROPE, WHAT’S HE LOOKING TO DO!!! MOONSAULT – HADES CAUGHT HIM!!!! OH MY GOD!!!! XAVIER WILLIAMS MAY HAVE JUST COST HIMSELF THE CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!! JUMPING BRIMSTONE PILEDRIVER!!!!!!! IT CONNECTS!!!!!!! THE EAW CHAMPION SPIKED ON THE TOP OF HIS HEAD!!!!! HADES COVERS!!!!!!

Ref: ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mercer: HE GOT HIM!!!!!!

Ryder: NO – NO, XAVIER KICKED OUT!!! THE EAW CHAMPION ISN’T DEAD YET!!!!! THIS TIME IT’S HADES WONDERING WHAT HE’S GOING TO NEED TO DO TO WALK OUT OF THIS MATCH AS THE EAW CHAMPION!!! Hades slowly sitting up, this match definitely taking a toll on the big man! Xavier Williams barely moving after that Brimstone Tombstone, I have to believe that was nothing more than instinct at this point. Hades has made his way back to his feet, and begins to pull down those singlet straps!! Xavier using the ropes to drag himself back up, the man can barely stand!! Hades running that thumb across his throat as Xavier stumbles back!!!! HADES LIFTING XAVIER BACK UP, HE’S LOOKING FOR ANOTHER!!!!! HE WE GO— NO, XAVIER WITH A ELBOW TO THE SIDE OF THE HEAD!!!! REPEATED STRIKES TO THE SKULL OF HADES, XAVIER REFUSING TO GO DOWN WITHOUT A FIGHT; LETTING HIS CHALLENGER KNOW THAT THERE’S STILL SOME FIGHT LEFT IN THE TANK!!! XAVIER FIGHTING BEHIND HADES – END OF HEARTACHE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ZIG ZAG TO HADES!!!!!!!!! XAVIER WILLIAMS SLOWLY CRAWLING INTO THE COVER!!!!!!

ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!! THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE—–

Ryder: WAIT, WHAT THE HELL!!!!! JERROD KAINE DRAGGING THE REFEREE OUT OF THE RING!!!!!

Mercer: BRILLIANT!!!!! BRILLIANT FROM JERROD KAINE!!!! WAIT, WHAT – NO!! THE REFEREE EJECTING JERROD KAINE!!!! WHY?! HE DID NOTHING WRONG!!!! HE WAS DOING NOTHING MORE THAT HELPING ZACK CRASH’S JUSTICE!!!

Ryder: ABOUT DAMN TIME!!! JERROD KAINE IS HAVING AN ABSOLUTE FIT!!!!! THE REFEREE SLIDING BACK INTO THE RING AS XAVIER HAS HIS ATTENTION COMPLETELY SET ON JERROD – HADES SLOWLY SITS UP AND GET BACK TO HIS FEET!!! XAVIER HAS NO CLUE!!! XAVIER WILLIAMS TURNING AROUND—- CHOKESLAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NO, XAVIER FIGHTS OUT OF IT AND POWERS HADES UP ONTO HIS SHOULDERS!!!!!!! COMA KILLLLLLLAAAAHHHHH!!!!!!!! GO TO SLEEP CONNECTS!!!!!!!!! XAVIER DROPS DOWN TO THE CANVAS IN WHAT MUST BUT COMPLETE EXHAUSTION – XAVIER SCRATCHING AND CLAWING HIS WAY TO THE CORNER – WHAT IN THE HELL COULD THIS MAN HAVE IN MIND?! XAVIER DRAGGING HIMSELF TO THE TOP ROPE!!! HADES HASN’T MOVED A MUSCLE!!!! XAVIER LEAPS – PHEONIX SPLASH!!!!!!!! IT CONNECTS!!!!!!!! XAVIER WILLIAMS ROLLING AWAY, CLUTCHING AT THOSE RIBS, HE NEEDS TO COVER!!!! XAVIER, SLOWLY CRAWLING INTO THE COVER!!!!!!!! XAVIER… HE HOOKS THE LEG!!!!!

Ref: ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!! THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(Ding, Ding, Ding!)

(“Never Giving Up” – Of Mice & Men hits as Xavier Williams slowly rolls off Hades and is handed the EAW Championship.)

Ring Announcer: THE WINNER OF THIS MATCH…. AND STTTTIIIILLLLLLLL THE ELITE ANSWERS WRESLTING CHAMPION!!!!!!!!! XAAAAAAVVVVIIIEEERRR WIIIILLLLLLIIIIIAAAAAMMMSSSS!!!!!!!!

Mercer: How?! How does this guy keep doing it? I just… I can’t…

Ryder: What a match! What a match we all just witnessed ladies and gentlemen! These two men hit each other with everything in the book! Xavier Williams STILL the EAW Champion!

Mercer: I don’t know what’s going to take this championship away from this guy. Zack Crash couldn’t. Hades couldn’t.

(“With Eyes Wide Open” – In Flames hits…)

Mercer/Ryder: WHAT?!

Mercer: I DIDN’T THINK ABOUT THIS!! THERE IS A GOD!!!

(The camera cuts to the stage as Jamie O’Hara walks through the curtain with a referee as Xavier Williams sits in the corner of the ring holding onto the EAW Champion.)

Mercer: YOU CAN SEE IT IN THE EYES OF XAVIER WILLIAMS, IT KNOWS HE’S ABOUT TO LOSE THE EAW CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!!!!!!!!! YES, JAMIE!!!!!!!!!! DO IT, WIN THE EAW CHAMPIONSHIP KID!! GIVE THIS COMPANY SOME JUSTICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(Jamie O’Hara hands the briefcase to the referee as Xavier Williams gingerly pulls himself back to his feet.)

Mercer: THIS IS POETIC JUSTICE!! XAVIER WILLIAMS IS ABOUT TO SUFFER THE SAME THING HE DID TO DIAMOND CAGE EARLIER THIS YEAR!! THIS COULDN’T BE ANY MORE FITTING!!

(The referee calls the Ring Announcer to the ring as he takes the Cash in the Vault briefcase over to the time keeper’s area.)

Referee: Jamie O’Hara is cashing it in! He’s officially cashing in the Cash in the Vault briefcase!

(The referee takes the EAW Championship away from Xavier Williams as the hint of a smile crosses the face of Jamie O’Hara.)

Ring Annoucer: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN… JAMIE O’HARA IS CASHING IN HIS CASH IN THE VAULT BRIEFCASE!!!!!!!!! SO… THIS NEXT MATCH IS FOR THE EAW CHAMPPPION—

(Jamie covers the microphone and takes it away from the ring announcer.)

Jamie: As easy as it would be to take that EAW Championship away from you, while you can barely stand – I’m not. You see, while I would love to walk out of Midsummer Massacre as a World Champion, Xavier… Instead, I’m going to do what you never had the balls to do. So, you, referee, you can hand him back that championship and Xavier, I want you to hold it as tightly as you can…

(The referee hands Xavier Williams the EAW Championship and passes the Cash in the Vault briefcase back to O’Hara.)

Jamie: Almost a year ago, Xavier, you told the world that you had this grand plan to cash this briefcase in at the biggest stage in this business: Pain for Pride! You were going to cash in, in a clean match, instead of taking advantage of a wounded champion. You were going to do the noble thing… and then you proved how big of a weasel you actually were. You went against your own word, imprinted your lips on the ass of the chairman and stole that championship you hold. I don’t care that you “won” it at Pain for Pride; I don’t care that you’re trying to be this champion that the world believes in, because you’re different that you were a few months ago. You’re still a weasel. You’re a man that doesn’t deserve the hold that championship. You see, while I could take that championship now, I’m not like you. Mr. “Best in the World” I’m out here to announce that at Territorial Invasion: Civil War, I will be OFFICIALLY cashing in this briefcase for an opportunity at that very championship.

(The crowd explodes as Xavier runs his left hand through his hair.)

Jamie: See you then, “Champ.”

(“With Eyes Wide Open” – In Flames hits as Jamie O’Hara makes his leave as Xavier Williams looks on.)

Mercer: IDIOT! YOU’RE AN IDIOT! YOU HAD A CHAMPIONSHIP RIGHT THERE; YOU COULD BE THE EAW CHAMPION!

Ryder: I guess it’s official – at Territorial Invasion it will be Xavier Williams against the man that will cash in the Cash in the Vault briefcase, Jamie O’Hara with the EAW Championship on the line! This is HUGE!

(Jamie O’Hara walks up the ramp and takes a look back at Xavier Williams who sits in the corner before the camera fades out)

( 10 MINUTE INTERMISSION )

(As the ring is empty leading up to the main event of the evening, a graphic featuring the Empress of Elite Logo is shown on the big screen as a voiceover can be heard. Various Vixens are shown throughout the arena: Aria Jaxon sitting near ringside as seeing her gets a huge cheer from her hometown crowd, Raven Lee sitting alone backstage, Cailin Dillon sitting with the members of the Iconomy, Aurora Rose and Erica Ford on the Pre-show stage area, and Tarah and Maddie in separate locker rooms, nursing their injuries after their championship match earlier in the evening.)

Beginning in five days, 16 female warriors, proud…strong…beautiful…will all compete for the right to be called the Empress of Elite. Sixteen WIll Do Battle. But only one can reign as EMPRESS! And now…the Entrants of the 2015 Empress of Elite Tournament!!!

A BLOCK:
Alexis Parthenopaeus
Cailin Dillon
Cameron Ella Ava
Eris LeCava
Hatsukyo Gin
Raven Lee
Maddie
Haruna Sakazaki

B BLOCK:
Tarah Nova
Lumen Gray
Ariana Lopez
Erica Ford
Ashlynne Black
Aurora Rose
Maria Gonzales
Aria Jaxon

(The crowd gives a huge cheer as the last participant, Aria Jaxon stands up and waves to those in attendance in her hometown. Meanwhile on the Midsummer Massacre Pre-show set, Erica and Aurora look at each other in disbelief at having landed in the same block.)

Each Set of matches, there will be two featured contests that will be available live on EAW Programming such as Voltage, Showdown, Battleground and two EAW Network Exclusive cards, one from each block.

Let’s take a look at some of them right now and reveal just a glimpse into the road the Empress Of Elite will have to travel!

Matchday One:

A Block: Raven Lee vs Haruna Sakazaki!
B Block: Aurora Rose vs Erica Ford!

Matchday Two:

A Block: Cameron Ella Ava vs Haruna Sakazaki!
B Block: Aria Jaxon vs Maria Gonzales!

Matchday Three:

A Block: Eris LeCava vs Cailin Dillon!
B Block: Erica Ford vs Tarah Nova!

Matchday Four:

A Block: Cameron Ella Ava vs Alexis Parthenopaeus!
B Block: Maria Gonzales vs Ashlynne Black!

Matchday Five:

A Block: Eris LeCava vs Raven Lee!
B Block: Aurora Rose vs Tarah Nova!

Matchday Six:

A Block: Cailin Dillon vs Haruna Sakazaki!
B Block: Tarah Nova vs Maria Gonzales

Matchday Seven:

A Block: Maddie vs Haruna Sakazaki!
B Block: Aria Jaxon vs Tarah Nova!

FINAL Matchday: September 21 on Battleground:

Third Place Match: A Block 2nd Place vs B Block 2nd Place

2015 Empress of Elite Final: A Block 1st Place vs B Block 1st Place

Warriors of the world: Your destiny is laid before you on a shining road to immortality. The road will be trying and difficult, but if you emerge victorious, you will have earned the honor and right to call yourself the Empress of Elite!

Tickets are on sale NOW for shows in Sacramento and Charlotte featuring entirely Empress of Elite contests. Stay tuned to EAW Battleground, Voltage, Showdown, the EAW Network, and the Efedzone news reports for further information and match broadcasts as the tournament progresses.

Let the battle begin!

( The camera fades back towards the ring area as we are shown the final match through an image showcased on the titantron. )

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( A video package is played displaying the build up to the following match; Brian Daniels accepting Zach Crash’s offer to face Tyler Parker at Midsummer Massacre after coming close to retirement, then later blindsiding Brian Daniels that exact same night. / Tyler Parker is shown once again, attacking Brian Daniels viciously, tossing him violently into the steel steps, seriously damaging Brian Daniels. / The contract signing and press conference between the two of them is shown, Brian Daniels putting his career at risk and them both signing the contract. / Brian Daniels is shown performing a suicide dive onto GI Styles, possibly severely injuring his shoulder in the process. )

Ring Announcer: The following contest is scheduled for one fall and is for… THE EAW WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP!!!… AND IF BRIAN DANIELS LOSES, HE’S FORCED TO RETIRE FROM ELITE ANSWERS WRESTLING!

( “Spacegrass” by Clutch sounds off as Tyler Parker steps out to the stage with the World Heavyweight Championship around his waist as he is met with much disdain from the EAW audience, but highly cheered for by the faint but loud DyHards. )

Ring Announcer: Introducing first, he is from San Diego, California… weighing in at 213 pounds… he is the EAW WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION… TYYYYLLEEERRRR PAARRRRKKKEERRRR!!!

Eddie Mack: What many people know as The Face of Dynasty Wrestling, the man who walked out on EAW and left with the property that belongs solely to it, Tyler Parker enters tonight as the face of the renegade company taking on EAW!

Kawajai: Tyler Parker has defeated countless challenger in his historic reign as World Heavyweight Champion, but this is probably one of his bigger defenses! He must defend the championship for his company, but will he be able to do it?

Eddie Mack: This reign started about seven months ago, when Tyler Parker did what nobody had the passion to do; he defeated Mr. DEDEDE one on one for the EAW World Heavyweight Championship. Not only that, but he was crowned the Champion of Champions when he defeated both Starr Stan and Xavier Williams at Triple Threat! He’s brought so much prestige to the title, that I doubt that he’s in anyway, shape, or form… prepared to lose everything he’s built up for tonight.

( “Dragonborn” by Jeremy Soule plays as we await the entry of Brian Daniels. As the song continues to play as the fans chant his name, we still have not seen him enter. )

Eddie Mack: Hopefully, Brian Daniels has not changed his mind about fighting in this match! He is representing EAW right now!

Kawajai: Brian Daniels is a fighter, I have faith that he will show up tonight because of one thing: the World Heavyweight Championship! He wants the title that he never lost and he will do anything to get it back!

( “Dragonborn” by Jeremy Soule starts up again as finally Brian Daniels walks out with his arm in the air while his shoulder wrapped as he taunts to the crowd while making his way to the ring. )

Ring Announcer: Introducing the challenger, he is from New York City, New York… he weighs in at 210 pounds… BRRRIIAAAANNN DAAAANNIIIEELLLLSSS!!!

Kawajai: Here he is, Eddie! I told you that he would be here! Brian Daniels is here as The Staples Center has erupted with his appearance!

Eddie Mack: Whether you are from Dynasty Wrestling or EAW, you have to respect the courage that Brian has to still want to face Tyler Parker with a separated shoulder! Tyler has the huge advantage on his side, but if anyone can beat him, it sure will be him!

Kawajai: Don’t forget, Mack, this match is quite possibly the biggest match in all of Brian Daniels’ EAW career! He’s put up his career and if Tyler manages to pick up the victory, tonight will be the very last night we will ever see Brian Daniels in an EAW ring again! What an accomplishment that would be for Tyler Parker, surpassing the longest World Heavyweight Championship reign… and also retiring a grizzled veteran and Hall of Famer in Brian Daniels.

( Ding! Ding! Ding! )

Eddie Mack: The bell sounds as the big fight feel of this match is abundant with electricity as Brian Daniels and Tyler Parker are staring down one another! It’s main event time as this World Heavyweight Championship match is about to kick off with a bang! Brian and Tyler lock-up in the center of the ring as they shove back and forth between one another until Brian spins around with the arm of Parker as he has him in the wristlock!

Kawajai: Brian Daniels forces Tyler Parker down on his knees with that wristlock as you see Tyler wince from the pain as he pushes himself onto his feet BEFORE BLASTING BRIAN WITH THAT HEADBUTT! That was a painful shot right there! Tyler grabs Brian by the head as he drops him with the snapmare as he holds it for the side-headlock!

Eddie Mack: Tyler Parker has the challenger grounded as he wants to keep control over his opponent to secure the victory! Brian Daniels fights with Tyler to be able to reach his feet as he forces him into the ropes before pushing him off! Tyler rebounds off the ropes RETURNING WITH A STIFF SHOULDER TACKLE TO DROP BRIAN ON HIS BACK AS HE TAUNTS TO THE EAW FANBASE HERE! THE CONFIDENCE THAT EXUDES FROM TYLER PARKER TONIGHT IS SHOCKING!

Kawajai: Tyler Parker runs the ropes once more but Brian Daniels pops himself up LANDING A KNEE TO THE GUT OF TYLER AS HE DROPS DOWN TO THE CANVAS! Tyler rolls back to the turnbuckle as Brian follows as he pulls Tyler up LANDING SHARP KICKS TO THE CHEST OF TYLER! THE THUDS FROM THOSE KICKS ARE DEVASTATING!

Eddie Mack: Brian twists the arm of Tyler as he places it on his non-injured shoulder DROPPING IT DOWN WITH MULTIPLE ARMBREAKERS! After the last one, Tyler drops down to his knees as Brian strikes with a shot to the back before he rolls once more towards the turnbuckle as he follows! Brian hoists Tyler up as he climbs the turnbuckle LANDING PUNCH AFTER PUNCH INTO THE FACE OF TYLER!

Kawajai: Tyler is taking these shots over and over again BUT HOISTS BRIAN IN THE AIR AS HE DROPS HIM WITH THE RUNNING POWERBOMB! BRIAN LANDS ON THE INJURED SHOULDER AS HE WRITHES IN PAIN! TYLER DROPS DOWN AS HE FORCES BRIAN ON HIS SHOULDERS FOR THE PIN ATTEMPT!

Referee: ONNNEEE!!!… TWWWOOO!

Eddie Mack: Brian Daniels gets the shoulder up as Tyler Parker doesn’t hesitate as he picks himself up STOMPING ON THE SEPARATED SHOULDER OF BRIAN DANIELS! Brian Daniels once again curls up from the pain as he starts to push himself back up to his feet! Tyler helps Brian to his feet as he lands a punch right in his face! Brian responds with his own as this has turned into a brawl between Tyler and Brian!

Kawajai: Each time Tyler gets a shot in, Brian responds back with his own until Tyler strikes with the kick in the gut RIGHT BEFORE SNAPPING BRIAN BACK FOR THE SNAP SUPLEX! Tyler Parker floats over GOING FOR THE PIN ON BRIAN DANIELS ONCE AGAIN!

Referee: ONNNEEE!!!… TWWWOOO!

Kawajai: BRIAN DANIELS KICKS OUT! Tyler Parker quickly transitions over to the side-headlock as he starts to choke Brian Daniels out! Brian starts reaching around the ring for the ropes for a way to reach back to his feet, but Tyler has him right in the center of the ring! Brian starts to try and fight his way up, get back to a vertical position to be able to fight out! Brian pushes himself up to his feet STRIKING WITH ELBOWS TO THE STOMACH TO TRY AND GET OUT!

Eddie Mack: BRIAN FREES HIMSELF FROM THE CLUTCHES OF THE WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION AS HE SPRINTS TOWARDS THE ROPES! BRIAN LEAPS ON TYLER WITH THE LOU THESZ PRESS AS HE STRIKES WITH A FLURRY OF PUNCHES RIGHT IN HIS FACE! BRIAN IS RELENTLESS! Brian picks himself up as he makes another bolt towards the ropes ONLY TO RETURN TO A WICKED LARIAT BY THE CHAMPION! BRIAN DANIELS POPS UP AS TYLER HOOKS HIM AS HE LANDS THE INVERTED DDT! TYLER PARKER TAKES ADVANTAGE AS HE HOOKS THE LEG!

Referee: ONNNEEE!!!… TWWWOOO!!

Kawajai: ANOTHER KICKOUT BY THE CHALLENGER! Brian still fights on as Tyler picks himself up STOMPING FURIOUSLY ON THE INJURED SHOULDER CONTINUOUSLY! Tyler throws Brian into the corner as he climbs up LANDING REPEATED PUNCHES TO THE FACE OF BRIAN! Over and over again, Tyler rains down the punches before dropping down and whipping Brian to the opposing turnbuckle!

Eddie Mack: BRIAN FLIPS OVER THE TURNBUCKLE AND TYLER AS HE TURNS AROUND WHILE BRIAN RUNS THE ROPES! BRIAN DUCKS THE LARIAT BY TYLER AS HE REBOUNDS OFF THE ROPES TO LAND THE RUNNING CLOTHESLINE ON TYLER! BRIAN STARTS TO GAIN CONTROL BACK AS YOU CAN SEE THE FIRE IN HIS EYES! WE COULD HAVE A NEW CHAMPION, FOLKS!

Kawajai: Tyler rolls over to the turnbuckle as he pulls himself up FALLING VICTIM TO THE CORNER DROPKICK BY BRIAN DANIELS! Brian runs back once again COMING RIGHT BACK WITH ANOTHER CORNER DROPKICK! Brian pulls Tyler out of the corner to the center of the ring as Tyler is on his knees as Brian runs the ropes COMING BACK WITH THE KINGSLAYER! THE SHINING AXE KICK ACROSS THE BACK OF THE SKULL OF TYLER! BRIAN LOOKS TO GO FOR THE COVER BUT TYLER ROLLS OUTSIDE THE RING!

Eddie Mack: I guess you can say that’s why Tyler Parker is champion! He gets out of situations like that when it could have all been over there! Brian Daniels gets to his feet as he rushes to the ropes DIVING THROUGH THE ROPES WITH THE SUICIDE DIVE! BRIAN ISN’T GOING TO LET TYLER GO TOO FAR OUT OF REACH WITH THE WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP ON THE LINE!

Kawajai: Brian Daniels throws Tyler Parker back into the ring as he slides in ONLY FOR TYLER TO ROLL OUT AGAIN! Brian shakes his head as he runs the ropes again LOOKING FOR ANOTHER SUICIDE DIVE! NO! EUROPEAN UPPERCUT BY TYLER PARKER THAT STOPS ALL THAT MOMENTUM RIGHT IN ITS TRACKS! TYLER GRABS BRIAN BY HIS HAIR AS HE PULLS HIM OUT OF THE RING AND ONTO THE RING FLOOR!

Eddie Mack: Tyler Parker lands a knee right in his stomach before hoisting him high in the air HAVING HIM FOR THE ON THE CROSS!!!! TYLER TURNS OVER WITH BRIAN HANGING OVER THE BARRICADE AS HE DROPS HIM DOWN WITH THAT CRUCIFIX NECKBREAKER AS BRIAN LANDS RIGHT ON HIS INJURED SHOULDER! Tyler Parker rolls back into the ring as the referee continues his count!

Referee: THREE! FOUR! FIVE!

Kawajai: Brian Daniels slowly climbs over the barricade as he falls onto the floor on his bad shoulder!

Referee: SIX! SEVEN! EIGHT!

Eddie Mack: Brian Daniels crawls his way towards the ring, inching ever so further towards the ring!

Referee: NINE!

Kawajai: BRIAN MAKES IT BACK INTO THE RING! Tyler Parker turns to face Brian Daniels, shocked to find that he is back in the ring as he assumed it was all over! Tyler taunts to the crowd as he signals for the end right here! Tyler drops down as he starts to call for Brian to stand up on his own volition! Brian fights to push himself back to his feet as he uses the ropes to climb up!

Eddie Mack: Brian reaches his feet AS TYLER HOOKS HIM FROM BEHIND! ACROSS THE PARK! NO! BRIAN GRABS ONE OF THE ARMS OF TYLER AS HE STARTS TO SPIN AROUND! BRIAN IS LOOKING TO GET TYLER IN THAT FOURTH SEAL! BRIAN TRIES TO LOCK IT IN BUT TYLER WON’T GO DOWN TO THE CANVAS! COME ON, BRIAN! WRESTLE HIM DOWN THERE!

Kawajai: TYLER SPINS AROUND AND LOCKS HIS ARMS AROUND THE WAIST OF BRIAN! GERMAN SUPLEX RIGHT DROPS BRIAN ON HIS HEAD, SHOULDER, AND BACK! TYLER BRIDGES FOR THE PIN AS HE HOPES TO PUT BRIAN DANIELS AWAY!

Referee: ONNNEEE!!!… TWWWOOO!!!…

Kawajai: NO! BRIAN DANIELS KICKS OUT AS HE CONTINUES TO STAY ALIVE! Tyler Parker gets to his feet as he starts to scream at the referee from frustration as he wonders how in the hell he kicked out! Tyler turns back around to see Brian almost to his feet! Tyler rushes to the ropes as Brian pops back to his feet WITH TYLER REBOUNDING OFF THE ROPES WITH THE FINAL CHAPTER!

Eddie Mack: BRIAN GRABS THE ARM OF TYLER WITH THE DOUBLE KNEE ARMBREAKER AS HE SPINS TYLER AROUND! THE FOURTH SEAL! BRIAN DANIELS LOCKS IN THE OMOPLATA CROSSFACE AS HE LOOKS TO MAKE TYLER SUBMIT RIGHT HERE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE RING! YOU CAN SEE THE SENSE OF URGENCY AND THE PAIN SHOOT FROM THE EYES OF TYLER PARKER!

Kawajai: TYLER PARKER NEEDS TO FIND A WAY OUT OF THIS HOLD! Tyler Parker looks around as he sees there are ropes near him! Tyler crawls and inches towards the ropes BUT BRIAN IS WRENCHING THAT HOLD BACK AS HE WILL NOT HOLD BACK! Tyler continues to push forward over to the ropes UNTIL HE REACHES BUT ONLY FINGERTIPS AWAY! BRIAN GIVES IT ALL HE HAS AS HE PULLS TYLER BACK! TYLER INCHES FORWARD ONCE MORE AS HE GRABS THE BOTTOM ROPE!

Eddie Mack: Brian pushes himself up to his feet as he releases the hold! Brian pulls Tyler up as he strikes with sharp kicks to his chest to force him into the turnbuckle! Brian lands a few more kicks into the chest of Tyler before running back CHARGING IN FOR THE CORNER DROPKICK! TYLER GRABS BRIAN AS HE THROWS HIM INTO THE POST! BRIAN IS DRIVEN SHOULDER-FIRST INTO THAT POST! RIGHT INTO THAT INJURED SHOULDER! TYLER HOOKS HIM FROM BEHIND AS HE ROLLS HIM UP FOR THE PIN!

Referee: ONNNEEE!!!… TWWWOOO!!!…

Kawajai: BRIAN DANIELS GETS HIS SHOULDER UP! UNBELIEVABLE! Tyler Parker doesn’t waste any time as he pulls Brian Daniels on his feet! He lifts Brian Daniels up SPINNING AROUND FOR THE DEPRAVITY RIGHT ON THE CANVAS! TYLER PARKER DROPS DOWN AND HOOKS THE LEG OF BRIAN DANIELS! THIS COULD BE THE VERY END OF THE MATCH RIGHT NOW!

Referee: ONNNEEE!!!… TWWWOOO!!!… THHHRRREEE!

Eddie Mack: NO! BRIAN DANIELS KICKS OUT OF THE PIN! HE HAS JUST STUNNED TYLER PARKER AS HE GOES OVER TO THE REFEREE, SCREAMING DOWN HIS THROAT ABOUT THERE BEING NO WAY HE KICKED OUT!

Kawajai: Tyler Parker walks over to the stilled fallen Brian Daniels SPINNING BRIAN ON HIS FEET AND LOCKING IN THE ANNO DOMINI! THE A.D. IS APPLIED AS HE LOCKS BRIAN IN THAT STRAIGHT JACKET TRIANGLE CHOKE! TYLER HAS HIM LOCKED IN AS BRIAN IS FORCED TO STAND THERE AND TAKE THE SUBMISSION!

Eddie Mack: BRIAN HAS TO LOOK AROUND AND FIGURE OUT A WAY TO GET OUT OF THIS HOLD AS TYLER IS PULLING ON HIS ARM AS HE TRIES TO BREAK THAT INJURED SHOULDER! BRIAN STARTS LANDING KICKS TO THE LEGS OF TYLER! ANOTHER AND ANOTHER UNTIL TYLER IS FORCED TO RELEASE BRIAN!

Kawajai: Brian shakes his arm to try and dull the pain as Tyler rolls to his feet! Brian rushes to Tyler STRIKING WITH THE CAUSTIC ECHO! THE CAUSTIC ECHO HITS ITS MARK AS TYLER PARKER COLLAPSES RIGHT ONTO THE MAT! BRIAN FALLS ONTO TYLER AS HE HOOKS THE LEG AS WE COULD VERY WELL HAVE A NEW CHAMPION RIGHT HERE!

Referee: ONNNEEE!!!… TWWWOOO!!!… THHHRRREEE!!

Eddie Mack: NO! TYLER GOT HIS SHOULDER UP! HOW IN THE HELL DID HE DO THAT? TYLER COULDN’T HAVE POSSIBLY KICKED OUT OF THAT PIN! Brian Daniels slams his hands on the mat in frustration as he starts to pick himself and Tyler up SPINNING FOR ANOTHER CAUSTIC ECHO TO TAKE TYLER OUT!

Kawajai: TYLER DUCKS THE ROUNDHOUSE AS HE HOOKS HIM FROM BEHIND! ACROSS THE PARK! NO! AS THEY SPIN, BRIAN SHOVES TYLER OFF AND TOWARDS THE TURNBUCKLE! Brian steps back as Tyler turns around RUNNING RIGHT INTO A VALAR MORGHULIS BY BRIAN! RUNNING HIGH KNEE STRIKE CONNECTS AS IT TAKES DOWN TYLER!

Eddie Mack: Brian quickly drops down as he grabs the arm of Tyler HOOKING HIM IN FOR THE SECOND ATTEMPT AT THE FOURTH SEAL! THE CROSSFACE IS APPLIED ONCE AGAIN AS TYLER IS IN THE CENTER OF THE RING! THERE’S NOWHERE FOR TYLER TO GO AS HE’S STUCK! TYLER IS TRYING TO CRAWL OVER TO THE BOTTOM ROPE, BUT BRIAN IS PULLING BACK AS FAR AS HE CAN! TYLER IS SCREAMING OUT IN PAIN WITH HIS ARM OUT FOR THE ROPES!

Kawajai: TYLER PARKER IS TRAPPED IN THE FOURTH SEAL WITH NOWHERE TO GO NOW! TYLER’S PANICKING, HE’S STRUGGLING IN THIS EXCRUCIATING SUBMISSION HOLD AFTER GOING THROUGH THE BRUTALITY OF THIS MATCH! HIS SEVEN MONTHS AS CHAMPION… IT’S FLASHING BEFORE HIS EYES. HE HAS A HEART OF A CHAMPION… HE’S EXTENDING HIS ARM OUT AS FAR AS POSSIBLE! CRAWLING ON HIS BELLY… BUT TYLER HAS NO CHOICE! TYLER HAS TO TAP OUT! TYLER TAPS OUT AS HE HAS ABSOLUTELY NOWHERE TO GO AND CANNOT REACH THE ROPES IN TIME! BRIAN DANIELS HAS SUBMITTED TYLER PARKER!

( Ding! Ding! Ding! )

( “Dragonborn” by Jeremy Soule plays in the background as Brian Daniels gets to his knees in the middle of the ring, taking one glance toward Tyler Parker, then around the loud crowd cheering in the arena. )

Ring Announcer: Here is your winner and NEEEEEEEEEWWWWWWW EAW WOOORRRLLLDD HEAAAAVVVYYYWWEEEIIIGGGHHTTT CHHHAAMMMPPPIIIOOOONNNN… BRRRIIAAAANNN DAAAANNIIIEELLLLSSS!!!!!!

Eddie Mack: HE DID IT, KAWAJAI! BRIAN DANIELS HAS BECOME THE NEW WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION AND SUBMITTED TYLER PARKER! EAW HAS REGAINED THE WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP TONIGHT!

Kawajai: I CAN’T BELIEVE IT! BRIAN DANIELS HAS BECOME A TWO-TIME WORLD CHAMPION TONIGHT AS HAS WON BACK THE CHAMPIONSHIP THAT HE NEVER LOST! AND NOT ONLY THAT, BUT HE SAVED HIS CAREER! THERE WAS TIMES WHERE IT APPEARED THAT DANIELS MAY HAVE MADE HIS GRAND DEPARTURE IN THIS COMPANY SEVERAL TIMES IN THIS MATCH! BUT HE FOUGHT LONG AND HARD TO EARN THIS VICTORY! WHAT A WAY TO END MIDSUMMER MASSACRE!

( The referee enters the ring once more, with the World Heavyweight Championship… but Tyler Parker, appearing heavily exhausted swipes the championship right out of the referee’s hand – before he’s able to hand it over to Brian Daniels, as “Dragonborn” by Jeremy Soule fades. )

Eddie Mack: Oh no, am I sensing some bitterness from Tyler?

( Tyler Parker takes one good look down at the EAW World Heavyweight Championship, then back up to Brian Daniels. )

Tyler Parker: (Without a microphone) You deserve it.

( Tyler then hands Brian the World Heavyweight Championship, shaking his hand – then exiting the ring with a rather bewildered facial expression, as “Dragonborn” by Jeremy Soule blasts through the Staples Center again. )

Kawajai: That is true sportmansmanship right there! Although, Tyler Parker hasn’t appeared this clueless leaving an arena in quite some time, if ever… it makes me wonder what’s in store for his future. Possibly a rematch?

Eddie Mack: Doubt it, Crash has the title where he wants it now! I doubt he’ll ever let Dynasty get another attempt at it EVER again!

Kawajai: Who knows, I wouldn’t put it past him, but what a HUGE victory for Brian Daniels tonight! And a tragic loss for Dynasty…

Eddie Mack: EAW walks out with the top prize tonight, Kawajai! We have the World Heavyweight Championship back where it belongs and you have to know that Zack Crash is celebrating so much in the back!

Kawajai: Indeed, he probably is! What a beautiful way to end an amazing show, ladies and gentlemen! We have a new World Heavyweight Champion and Dynasty Wrestling is without a world champion! What’s going to be the response now from Dynasty Wrestling and EAW with this stunning result! I’m Kawajai and this has been a fantastic Midsummer Massacre! See you next time!

( Brian Daniels is shown celebrating with the World Heavyweight Championship as he runs on the turnbuckle, hoisting it in the air as confetti rains down from the ceiling with Brian basking in the moment, with the crowd loudly chanting “BRIAN DANIELS!” as the camera fades to black. )

( EAW Logo Buzzes… )

 

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