( Earlier tonight )
( A matte black Escalade is shown pulling up to the front of the arena as the driver gets out and opens the backseat door as two women in skirts come out of the car and await on each side of the door )
( After a moment, the camera gets closer to the car as it zooms in on a pair of red bottoms stepping out of the truck, as the camera rises up it shows some fitted dress pants and a fendi belt, it finally captures his whole body as a man in a tailored is shown walking out of the truck, his face still isn’t shown )
???: So, this is NEO..
Thot #1: Looks like it is, Malcolm..
( He adjusts his sport coat and locks arms with both ladies as he makes his way into the arena )
( New Level by A$AP Ferg blasts through the PA System in the arena. The camera fades into the and settles in on Masters and Killswitch with huge smiles on their faces )
Masters: THIS IS IT LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, THE FINAL STOP BEFORE FRONTLINE… I’M MASTERS JOINED BY MY PARTNER KILLSWITCH AND THIS IS THE HOTTEST THING GOING TODAY… NEO!! WE’RE LIVE AND OH MAN I’M SO EXCITED, CAN YOU FEEL IT KILLY? WE’RE STILL A LITTLE OVER A WEEK AWAY BUT IT FEELS BIG TIME TONIGHT!!
Killswitch: WELL IT SHOULD MASTERS!! A stacked night planned tonight and to start us off… making his long awaited return, a man who was very instrumental in the creation of NEO, the Commissioner himself… ASHTEN CROSS!!
( ‘Seven Nation Army’ by The White Stripes hits as Ashten Cross makes his way to the ring to a huge ovation from the NEO crowd )
( Ashten grabs a microphone from ringside and enters the ring to split chants of “Ashten Cross” and “NEO Wrestling” )
Ashten: THANK YOU VERY MUCH… how is everyone doing tonight?
( The crowd continues to roar )
Ashten: That’s good, real good. I’ve planned quite the night for all of you and I don’t want to take up too much of your time but I wouldn’t be out here for no good reason. I’m not here just filling in for Lioncross, I’m here to talk about… the future. The future of the future of wrestling.
Ashten: I really do appreciate the warm welcome I received at the start, because now… I’m about to turn into the bad guy.
( Murmurs begin to fill the crowd. A sense of confusion )
Ashten: First and foremost, please know this has nothing to do with you or this fine University. But… let’s all be honest with ourselves, EAW’s roots aren’t in California. In fact, they couldn’t be further. EAW is tried and true in the northeast. It’s where our performance center is, it’s where our headquarters is… and soon it’ll be the home of NEO.
( The crowd erupts into boos )
Ashten: See? I told you I was about to be the bad guy. Immediately following Frontline NEO will be moving to New Jersey, taking place in the newly built, state of the art events center in the New Jersey Technical Institute. I fully realize that for a lot of you this is going to be a tough pill to swallow… but know that truly, from the bottom of my heart, we’ve had a blast here in San Diego. And who knows? Maybe this isn’t goodbye forever… but tonight, why we’re still here, I urge all of you to make the most of it. Again, thank you.
( Ashten leaves to a mixed reaction as the camera fades into commercial )
( Commercial break )
( Camera fades to the ring )
Ring Announcer: The following contest is scheduled for one fall!
( ‘Exchange’ by Bryson Tiller blasts through the PA speakers as Axl Willow walks through the curtains and onto the stage with confidence )
Ring Announcer: Approaching the ring first, from Bunker Hill, Illinois… weighing in at 180 pounds… AAAXXXXXXXLLLLLLLLLLL WIIIIILLLLLLLLLLOOOOOOWWWWWWWW!!
Masters: Well… a bombshell just dropped by Ashten Cross. But alas, we have to move on. Axl Willow unsuccessful last week in a triple threat match but I’ve been quite impressed by this young man. He has a mean streak that can take him a long way.
( ‘Eyes on Fire’ by Zed Is Dead hits as Osamu Arcichida approaches the stage )
Ring Announcer: And his opponent, from Seattle, Washington… weighing in at 223 pounds… OSSSAAAMMMUUUUUU AAARRRRCCCCIIICCHHIIIDDDAAAA!!
Killswitch: Osamu Arc– Archi– you know what? Forget it. Osamu making his debut tonight. A tough test for him, let’s see how he does.
( Ding! Ding! Ding! )
Masters: The referee calls for the bel! Osamu out of his corner first, stepping into the center of the ring, taunting Axl, telling him to bring it. Axl obliges… AND HE’S MET WITH A RIGHT HAND BY OSAMU!! AXL ROCKED, ALMOST TAKEN OFF HIS FEET!! OSAMU DELIVERS A SECOND… AND NOW GOING FOR A THIRD BUT AXL WITH A KARATE STYLE BLOCK, GETTING HIS ARM UP TO SWAT OSAMU’S HAND AWAY!! HE FOLLOWS WITH A QUICK KICK TO THE GUT… AND A DDT!! PLANTING HIM HEAD FIRST INTO THE CANVAS!! WHAT A QUICK START TO THIS ONE, LET’S SEE IF THEY CAN KEEP THIS PACE UP!!
Killswitch: Osamu getting back to his feet… Axl tries to grab him but Osamu rolls out of the way… Axl turns around BUT RIGHT INTO A DROPKICK!! PICTURE PERFECT!! IT TAKES AXL DOWN AND NOW HE SMARTLY ROLLS TO THE APRON!! Osamu following quickly behind though, he grabs him bringing him back to his feet… HE HOOKS AXL’S ARM OVER HIS HEAD, LOOKING TO BRING HIM BACK INTO THE RING WITH A SUPLEX!!… BUT AXL ABLE TO SHIFT HIS WEIGHT AND LAND BEHIND OSAMU… AND NOW HE DELIVERS A NECKBREAKER!! HE PUSHES OSAMU’S LEGS ABOVE HIS HEAD, LOOKING FOR THE PIN!!
ONEEE!!… TWOOO!!… NO!!
Masters: That’s two BIG TIME moves by Axl Willow that directly target the head and neck area of Osamu here. That’s a very sensitive, a very dangerous area… the wrong move at the wrong time… or right move at the right time depending on how you look at it could be not just a match ender, but a career ender. Osamu slowly getting back to his feet… AND HE’S MET WITH A RIGHT HAND!! Osamu staggers back into the ropes… AXL COMES CHARGING… DROP TOE HOLD!! OSAMU REVERSES WHATEVER AXL HAD IN MIND INTO A DROP TOE HOLD, HANGING AXL UP BETWEEN THE SECOND AND THIRD ROPE!!… OSAMU TAKES A FEW STEPS BACK… CHARGES AND CRACKS A KNEE OVER THE BACK OF AXL WILLOW!! GOOOOOOD LORD WHAT A SOUND THAT WAS!!
Killswitch: Axl Willow still hung on the ropes, screaming in pain… AND OSAMU DOES IT FOR A SECOND TIME!! AXL WILLOW AGAIN LETTING OUT AN AGONIZING SCREAM, IN OBVIOUS PAIN… THIS TIME OSAMU GRABS HIS ARMS AND THROWS HIM BACK INTO THE RING… AXL CRAWLING OVER TO THE CORNER… HOLDING HIS LOWER BACK… BUT OSAMU DARTS TOWARDS HIM!!… AND NOW ANOTHER KNEE!! THIS TIME RIGHT TO THE HEAD OF A SEATED AXL WILLOW, NO TIME TO AVOID IT!! KNEE MEETS HEAD AND HEAD MEETS THE BOTTOM TURNBUCKLE, A DOUBLE WHAMMY THAT MIGHT JUST SPELL DOOM FOR AXL WILLOW!! OSAMU PULLS HIM OUT OF THE CORNER AND HOOKS THE LEG!!
ONEEE!!… TWOOO!!… ANDDDDD… AXL GETS THE SHOULDER UP!! SO VERY CLOSE THOUGH!!
Killswitch: Osamu after the kick out on his knees now, looking over at Axl Willow who despite the kick out is still very much out of it. The old cliché of kicking out on nothing but instinct might have proved itself to be true right there. Axl finally starting to stir, getting his hand on the middle rope in an attempt to pull himself back to his feet… he stumbles into the center of the ring where he’s met with a jab from Osamu! And a second! Now Osamu SWINGS WITH THE HOOK… AXL WILLOW DUCKS UNDER IT!! SPINNING HEEL KICK!! CLOCKING OSAMU IN THE SIDE OF THE HEAD, BOTH MEN DOWN NOW!! And as protocol, the referee has to begin a ten count!
Axl showing life!
Osamu pulls himself to his knees!
Both men are up!
Masters: AND BOTH MEN GO BACK DOWN!! THINKING THE SAME THING BOTH OSAMU AND AXL CHARGED AT EACH OTHER WITH CLOTHESLINES… THEY CONNECTED AND NOW BOTH ARE DOWN!! OH BUT LOOK AT THIS!! OSAMU MANAGED TO LAND ON TOP OF AXL… THAT’S A PIN!!
ONEEE!!… TWOOO!!… NO SHOULDER UP!!
AND AXL WILLOW NOW PULLS OSAMU OVER HIS BODY… ROLLING HIM UP AND HAVING SOME GOOD LEVERAGE!!
ONEEE!!… TWOOO!!… STILL NOT ENOUGH!! A KICK OUT AT TWO AND A HALF!!
Killswitch: This is turning into quite the match here tonight! Both slow to their feet but able to do so nonetheless… It’s very clear that both these guys are running on fumes though, whoever can land the next big move will for sure have this one secured! Axl with a cheap kick right to the midsection, grabbing a hold of Osamu’s arm and whipping him hard into the ropes. Osamu comes rebounding as Axl drops his head… BUT OSAMU GETS HIS FOOT UP AND SMACKS IT AGAINST AXL’S HEAD… SENDING HIM ROCKING BACKWARDS, DAZING HIM… AND NOW OSAMU CALLING FOR THE END HERE… MELE!! PALM!! STRI– NO!! AXL COLLAPSED AS OSAMU WAS LUNGING FORWARD WITH IT!! WHAT LUCK?!
Masters: OSAMU LOOKS BACK IN DISBELIEF… AXL WAS STAGGERING, ON SPAGHETTI LEGS YOU’D SAY AFTER THE FOOT RIGHT TO THE FOREHEAD AND JUST AS OSAMU WAS ABOUT TO CONNECT WITH THE MELE PALM STRIKE, A MOVE THAT WOULD CERTAINLY END THIS MATCH… AXL COULD NO LONGER STAY VERTICAL AND FELL TO THE MAT!! BUT OSAMU QUICKLY REGAINS HIMSELF!! SETTING UP IN THE CORNER NOW, SEETHING AS AXL MAKES IT BACK TO HIS FEET… HE’S UP!! OSAMU RUNS AT HIM LOOKING FOR THE MELE PALM STRIKE!! BUT THIS TIME IT CONNECTS!! THE COVER!!
ONEEE!!… TWOOO!!… THREEE!!
( Ding! Ding! Ding! )
( ‘Eyes on Fire’ hits as Osamu Arcichida gets his arm raised in victory )
Ring Announcer: Your winner… OSAMUUUU ARCICHIDAAAAA!!
Killswitch: BIG win for Osamu tonight on his debut here on NEO!
Masters: No doubt, but it certainly wasn’t easy. Osamu Arcichida… HEY I SAID IT!! Anyway, this was a very impressive debut for him tonight. Axl Willow gave him all he had, but in the end it was business as usual as he racked up another loss here on NEO, that is certainly a visual that is becoming all too familiar here!
Killswitch: Unfortunately I don’t think he cares that much that he can’t get it done, you heard him before, the only winning he’s concerned about is winning back his Savannah Sunshine!
Masters: Yea good luck with that..
( Camera fades backstage to the General Manager’s office. Ashten Cross is shown sitting in the chair. As soon as his face is shown the crowd starts to boo )
Ashten: Yeah… I figured you still wouldn’t be happy. I had planned on making a second announcement out there earlier but I felt the timing wasn’t right. At Frontline we’re going to be having an elimination match between members of the roster who find themselves not on the Frontline card. The winner will receive well… nothing but this is a golden opportunity to make a name for yourself. Don’t waste it. More details will be revealed following tonight’s program. Thank you for your time.
( Road to Redemption advertisement airs )
( Camera fades to the ring )
Ring Announcer: The following contest is scheduled for one fall!
( ‘Coming Undone’ by Korn hits as Azrael approaches the stage with a sinister grin on his face )
Ring Announcer: Approaching the ring first… weighing in at 230 pounds… THE MAD TRICKSTER… AAAAZZZZRRRRRRAAAAAEEEEEEELLLLLL!!
( ‘Whatever It Takes’ by Hollywood Undead hits as Zak Zero makes his way to the ring )
Ring Announcer: And his opponent, from Derby, Connecticut… weighing in at 237 pounds… ZAAAAAKKKKK ZZEEERRRROOOO!!
Masters: Zak Zero is making his return here to NEO after being taken out a month ago by the duo of Ryan Wilson and Azrael, he hopes to avenge himself tonight against one half of the men responsible for putting him on the sideline! Will he get his payback or will Azrael be sending another message to Alex Reynolds at Zak’s expense once again tonight?!
( Ding! Ding! Ding! )
Masters: And we’re off! Both men lock up right out of the gate! Azrael quickly getting the better of Zak Zero here, pushing him into the corner and unloading a right hand that catches him in his jaw! Azrael now drags Zero into the center of the ring… HE LIFTS HIM UP INTO THE AIR LOOKING FOR A SUPLEX, ZERO SENDING A FEW KNEES INTO AZRAEL’S HEAD, TRYING TO REVERSE… BUT TO NO AVAIL AS AZRAEL HITS THE SUPLEX ANYWAY!! Zero hops to his feet, holding his lower back in pain… AND AZRAEL COMES CHARGING AT HIM!!
Killswitch: LOOKING FOR A CLOTHESLINE AND IT CONNECTS, WITH A LOT OF FORCE I MIGHT ADD!! SENDING BOTH AZRAEL AND ZAK ZERO OVER THE ROPES AND LANDING ONTO THE FLOOR!! Zak Zero to his feet again, trying to gain some distance from Azrael but Azrael staying on the attack, not letting him have it. Zero rolls into the ring and Azrael right behind… Zero runs into the corner, chased by Azrael but Zak Zero gets an elbow up and it catches Azrael, staggering him! Zak Zero now jumps up to the second rope… DIVING OFF WITH A CROSSBODY AND IT CONNECTS!!… WAIT NO!!
Masters: AZRAEL ROLLS THROUGH IT, PUSHING HIMSELF OFF ZAK ZERO AND GETTING BACK TO HIS FEET… ZERO AT A VERTICAL BASE AS WELL COMES CHARGING… RIGHT INTO A SUPERKICK!! THE SUPERKICK CATCHES ZERO SENDING HIM DOWN TO ONE KNEE… AZRAEL TAKES A FEW STEPS BACK AND NOW RUNS TOWARDS HIS OPPONENT… ROLLERCOASTER RIDE!! THE SKULL OF ZAK ZERO MEETING THE CANVAS, AND THE CANVAS WON!! AND NOW AZRAEL NOT WASTING ANY TIME!! HE GETS ZAK ZERO BACK TO HIS FEET… HE HOOKS THE ARMS OF ZAK ZERO, HAPPYJOYJOY DRIVER!! IT CONNECTS!! HE ROLLS ZAK ZERO OVER ONTO HIS BACK AND COVERS!!
ONEEE!!… TWOOO!!… THREEE!!
( Ding! Ding! Ding! )
( ‘Coming Undone’ plays as Azrael hops to his feet and celebrates his victory )
Ring Announcer: Your winner… THE MAD TRICKSTER… AAAZZZZZRRRRRAAAAEEEEELLLLL!!
Masters: Azrael making quick work of Zak Zero tonight.
Killswitch: One mistake from Zak Zero, that crossbody… it changed everything. It sent this match into a downward spiral for him and as a result, he finds himself on the losing end here. Azrael has gained momentum ahead of his big showdown with Alex next week, I hope Alex is ready.
( Alex is shown looking down at the laid out Zak Zero in the ring as the camera fades to black )
( Recap of Daryl Kinkade hosting “Catch 22 TV” with Ryo Nakahara)
( Camera pans to the entrance ramp )
( A man comes through the curtain and begins walking down the ramp with a mic in hand, no music playing as the fans are left confused )
Masters: Looks like we have an uninvited guest here Killswitch, and he’s managed to sneak his way around to find a microphone, does the security ever do their job around here?
Killswitch: I don’t know Masters, maybe this is that MJ fella!
( The man is shown standing in the middle of the ring getting ready to address the crowd )
???: From the looks and sounds of it, I don’t seem to be the most recognizable person. It figures, so allow me to properly introduce myself to those of you in attendance and watching at home, I go by the name of Bo Maro, and I happen to have the luxury of managing the future of this business, and the two time Golden Glove Champion, Sinister Ace!
Bo Maro: I am out here tonight on behalf of Ace, who is currently in the back preparing to defeat Ryo Nakahara, but he wanted me to address some things that transpired here on NEO last week. So as you all know, the very man who my client KNOCKED OUT came out here running his mouth in an attempt to form a bond with Ryo, a man who my client clearly dislikes and is getting ready to knock out in a few. He hosted his poverty show, “Catch 22”, it’s no “Ace of Spades” but that’s another story for another day. In this show he name dropped Ace, suggesting that he wasn’t a noble person while men like him and Ryo are. Honestly, it was a load of crap but it was funny to see you manipulate that sad man who could barely even speak English.
Bo Maro: Daryl Kinkade is what we like to call an opportunist, a man who sees any slight opening and takes full advantage of it head first. There’s nothing noble about taking advantage of a man who isn’t fully aware of his surroundings or even the words being said to him, and for that Daryl you-
( ‘Time to Waste’ by Alkaline Trio hits to a loud pop as Daryl Kinkade makes his way out to the ring )
Daryl: First of all, Ryo is a foreigner, not a cripple. He knew everything that was going on and articulated such. Second of all, you have some nerve spinning this into an agenda that fits your client. The same guy who needed brass knuckles to knock me out is who you represent and you actually had the nerve to brag about it.
Bo Maro: The only agenda here my friend is the one you had last week when you thought it was a good idea to play Ryo like a puppet. I bet you’ve been waiting all night to run into Ryo so you can continue to try to build on last week. Well I got some news for you, Ryo doesn’t like you. You invited him to your show and he didn’t even have the decency to bring his English speaking manager with him and instead ruined it by not answering your questions. If you want a piece of my client, the fact of the matter is you’re going to have to put your big boy pants on and stand up to him yourself.
Daryl: I didn’t invite Ryo to my show to form an anti-Ace alliance, I saw a fellow man who is doing things the right way in this company that is full of snakes and sharks, and gave him some friendly advice to stay on his toes. And you can’t truly believe that I’m….. scared of Sinister Ace ( Daryl busts out laughing ). Sorry excuse me but, this is the same guy who prides himself on being some great boxer and couldn’t take me down with his bare fists. If he truly is as great as he says he is, I pride myself on being the one person that the world’s greatest boxer had to resort to using brass knuckles in order to take me down.
Bo Maro: He didn’t need anything, the brass knuckles were just added for extra effect, Ace simply likes to put on a show sometimes.
Daryl: Put on a show? How about you summon your guy to come out here right now and we can put on a show in front of all of these fans right now then.
( The crowd erupts in cheers )
Bo Maro: You people would like that wouldn’t you? Well it’s not going to happen! ( The cheers quickly turn to boos )
Daryl: Figures, his promoter is a coward just like he is.
Bo Maro: The only cowar-
( ‘Thank God I’m Not You’ by The Himalaya’s hits to intense boos as Sinister Ace makes his way out in ring gear and an annoyed expression on his face )
Masters: Looks like this intense exchange is just going to get even worse, but on a brighter note Bo Maro can finally shut the hell up!
Daryl: Look who decided to show up after all despite his promoter looking out for his best interests knowing I’d kick your ass. Let’s say we get down to business kay?
Bo Maro: Don’t listen to him Ace he’s just trying to get in your head, you have a ma- ( Ace snatches the mic from Bo Maro and puts his other hand over Bo’s mouth so he can stop talking, a move that gets a pop from the crowd )
Sinister Ace: …..You’re on.
Killswitch: Well it looks like these two men are about to come to blows as Daryl has his hands up ready to duke it out with Ace and Ace begins taking off his vest-
( ‘In Da Hood’ by Norikiyo hits as Keiji Taksuki comes running down with Ryo Nakahara following him from behind taking his time, Ace and Daryl stop in their tracks but continue staring down one another )
Keiji: Stop! Stop right now! Ace, what do you think you’re doing? Trying to get out of the predicament of having to face Ryo? Not happening!
Ace: Imagine that, I was just planning on kicking Daryl’s ass, and then doing the same to Ryo later, but if you insist on being impatient I don’t mind kicking both of their asses at the same time.
Keiji: You think it’s that easy huh, because you had a little boxing success now you are above men like Ryo and Daryl who spent years honing their skills as WRESTLERS. Despite how much you try to minimize that fact, you only do it because you’re jealous at the fact that you couldn’t do it yourself.
Ace: How about you come down here and say it to my face old man, I dare you, whisper some more sweet nothings into Ryo’s ear and bring him with you too!
Daryl: Uhh hello? I’m right here Ace, still waiting on you to deliver on your promise. Besides, Ryo and Keiji I appreciate you guys coming out here and somewhat defending me, but I can handle this by myself, you’ll have your turn later.
Keiji: Turn? Ace is only booked in one match tonight and that’s against this man ( points to Ryo). So as far as I’m concerned, yes you are still here, but that’s the problem.. Get out of the ring and let Ryo do his job!
Daryl: You know, I was wondering why Ryo refused to bring you to the Catch 22 TV premiere last week and now I see why. Ryo, you’ll understand if I fight Ace right now right?
Bo Maro: Look at you, once again sucking up to Ryo in hopes of befriending him for your own benefit. I don’t know if you got the memo but no one likes you Daryl, and that includes Ryo over there. Infact, Ryo how does it feel knowing that Daryl is the reason you lost that match last week by planting the division between you and The Revenant in your head before the match even started. How does it feel to know that you were nothing more than a pawn for him to get even with Ace and a sacrifice in his divide and conquer tactic?
( Ryo looks at Daryl angrily as Daryl is pleading with him not to fall for it )
Keiji: You know what, for once this idiot is actually right. Daryl, you’ve been nothing but a problem since coming here, and if you think you’ve found an ally in Ryo, you can forget it!
Daryl: You know.. At this point it’s obvious that these two loudmouths will just spin anything I say or do and convince their clients of some nonsensical narrative. I guess the only one out here with some sense is the guy without a mouthpiece. So in that case, Ace we’ll never be cool, and as for you Ryo, if we can’t be allies because your handler said so, then we can only be one other thing.. ( Daryl drops his mic as all three men begin to get in each others faces arguing as it appears they are about to come to blows )
???: Hold on a second guys, if you love your job you would keep your hands to yourselves for now.
( Ashten Cross appears on the titantron as the crowd can be heard loudly booing )
Ashten: It seems that you three men will never come to an agreement on anything, especially on who is allowed to fight who. So I’ll handle that for you. Daryl, you won’t be fighting either of these two men, at least not tonight. They’re scheduled to face off against one another and that is what is going to happen. But all three of you men will have the chance to get your hands on one another next week, because at NEO: Frontline it’s going to be Daryl Kinkade taking on Sinister Ace taking on Ryo Nakahara, in a triple threat match! Now Daryl, if you’d like that match to stay on the card, you’d go get ready for your match later tonight.
( The titantron fades to black and Daryl reluctantly steps off as ‘Time To Waste’ hits, he keeps his eyes glued to the two men taunting them as they begin to get ready for action, the managers go to their respective corners and a ref comes out )
( Ding! Ding! Ding! )
Masters: And here we go: Ryosuke Nakata taking on Sinister Ace, and they meet at the center of the ring to lock up. Nakata knees Ace in the gut quickly before and rushes to bounce off the ropes and Ace catches Nakata with a clothesline. Nakata gets back to his feet as Ace goes for another clothesline, but Nakata ducks under and springboards for a dropkick! Ace goes down and Nakata leaps up for a SENTON! Nakata looking to take over here as he grabs Ace and pulls him back to his feet.
Killswitch: And Nakata starts to throw some vicious kicks to the gut of Ace, Nakata hooks Ace up, but Ace pushes Nakata off and CATCHES NAKATA WITH A BIG BOOT! Ace starts to stomp on Nakata before picking him back to his feet. Ace irish whips Nakata onto the turnbuckle and RUNS INTO NAKATA FOR A LARIAT!! Ace keeps Nakata on his feet AND CHOPS NAKATA RIGHT ON HIS CHEST!!! And Ace shoots another chop to Nakata. Ace grabs Nakata and hooks up with one of his legs AND SLAMS NAKATA WITH A FISHERMAN SUPLEX!!! Ace hooks the leg of Nakata!!
Masters: And Nakata lifts his shoulder up! Ace gets back up to his feet as he steps back and looks for Nakata as Nakata uses the ropes to get up and Ace rushes towards Nakata… AND NAKATA WITH A ROUNDHOUSE KICK THAT STUNS ACE!!! Nakata grips Ace for a SNAP SUPLEX!!! Nakata takes a breathe as he starts to get back up and starts to walk towards the turnbuckles. Nakata starts to climb to the top rope, what’s he going for here! Ace starts to get back to his knees before getting fully up..
Killswitch: AND NAKATA LEAPS……. OH MY!! A MISSILE DROPKICK! AND BOTH MEN ARE DOWN!! Nakata starts to get himself back to his feet as he lifts Ace back up to his feet. Nakata bounces off the ropes and ACE CATCHES NAKATA WITH A POWERSLAM!! Ace grabs both legs of Nakata and turns him over for THE BOSTON CRAB! Nakata is cringing in pain here as he is trying to twist back over on his back, but he can’t! Ace is putting pressure onto the submission as Nakata lifts himself up with his arms! Nakata is trying to crawl to the ropes here, can he make it? Nakata gets there closer, but Ace lets off of the move and pulls Nakata back to the middle of the ring.
Masters: But NO! Nakata kicks Ace off of him as Nakata starts to get up but Ace grips around the neck of Nakata AND LIFTS HIM UP FOR A CHOKESLAM!! What a move right there, and Ace mounts on top of Nakata and starts to shoot hard right and left punches!! Nakata is covering himself up but he can’t block all of them! And the referee starts the count..
Masters: No! Ace gets off in time as he starts to smirk.. Ace is stalking Nakata back to his feet and as Ace holds onto the ropes.. Nakata starts to get up.. AND ACE RUSHES FOR THE SUPERMAN PUNCH!!! WAIT NO!! Nakata moves out of the way just in time.. Ace turns around AND NAKATA WITH A PELE KICK!!! AND ACE FALLS DOWN INTO A SITTING POSITION AT THE TURNBUCKLES.. Nakata steps back… AND OH MY!!! THE SHINKANSEN….. THAT RUNNING DOUBLE KNEE CRUSHES RIGHT INTO ACE!!!
Killswitch: Nakata pulls Ace back up as he lifts Ace up.. AND OH NO!!! THE FISHERMAN BUSTER!!!!! Nakata is looking to end this after that signal to the crowd!! Nakata waits for Ace to get up as Ace uses the ropes… AND NAKATA PULLS ACE ONTO HIS SHOULDERS.. AND OH NO!!! THE BLACKOUT… THAT FIREMAN CARRY KNEE LIFT.. WAIT NO!! Ace shoots elbow into the jaw of Nakata! Ace gets back to his feet and boots Nakata in his stomach.. Ace picks Nakata up.. OH NO!!!!!!!! THE DAWNBREAKER…….. THAT SPINNING SITOUT LAST RIDE POWERBOMB CONNECTS!!!! And Ace covers Nakata! THIS HAS TO BE IT!!
( Ding! Ding! Ding! )
( “Thank God I’m Not You” by Himalayas plays through the PA Speakers as Sinister Ace gets up to his feet smirking and lifting his arms up celebrating his victory )
Ring Announcer: AND THE WINNER OF THE MATCH…… SINISTERRRRRRRRRRRRR ACEEEEEEEEE!!!
Masters: Ace picks up the huge win here against one of his Frontline opponents. He has officially defeated both of his upcoming opponents in singles action, but can he do it in a triple threat next week? We’ll see if Daryl has anything about it, or if Ryo will be able to bounce back!
( Keiji is shown attending to Ryo in the ring as Ace and Bo Maro back up down the ramp laughing and taunting them)
( Camera pans to the backstage area that shows a door with two tall overly muscular men in sunglasses and earpieces guarding the door, in front of the door is a VIP rope )
( The camera zooms in on the door’s nameplate which says “Malcolm Jones” as the door cracks open and the man who arrived earlier in a tailored designer suit steps out in ring gear and a t-shirt )
MJ: Time to work..
( Malcolm begins walking down the hallway followed by the two men who were guarding the door as a text comes on the bottom of the screen that says “MJ Arrives – NEXT!” )
( Commercial Break )
( NEO: Frontline Advert – NEO’s biggest event thus far takes place on October 27th LIVE! From the Target Center in Minnesota, Minneapolis, tickets are sold out but don’t miss it on the EAW Network as Shackleford and The Revenant go head to head in a grudge match with all of the chips on the line! )
( Y2Impact Taco Bell Commercial )
( NEO comes back on air as the camera is focused on the entrance ramp, the anticipation from the fans can be heard )
( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xpCxwPTmENY hits to cheers as Malcolm Jones makes his way up the ramp with a confident strut in his step )
Ring Announcer: Ladies and gentleman please welcome to NEO…. MALCOLMMM JONESSSSS!!!
Masters: The anticipation for this man’s arrival has been through the roof ever since Lioncross announced that NEO had signed a new talent! And with a nickname like “MJ” it only made the curiosity and anticipation from the fans grow even larger. But I must say that the wait looks to have been well worth it, look at this kid, he’s a rookie but he exudes the confidence of a veteran and a swagger you just can’t teach!
( ‘Undefeated’ fades out as Malcolm Jones stands in the middle of the ring with a mic in hand taking it in from the crowd )
Crowd: WELCOME MJ! WELCOME MJ! WELCOME MJ!
MJ: Thank you, thank you, you’re far too kind. Allow me to introduce myself, my name is Malcolm Jones. I was born and raised in Harlem, New York, everything about me defines Harlem, it made me the man I am today, and it’s what will continue to help me reach heights in this company that has never been seen before. Staying true to myself and remembering where I came from is a big part of why I’ve gotten as far as I have. I made a name for myself in my city before entering this business, I became a D1 collegiate athlete before things took a turn and I set my sights on a new goal: professional wrestling. Long story short, push came to shove and here we are, getting ready to put this brand on my back like a MCM bag.
MJ: I was talking to the big homie Ashten in negotiations to join this brand, and he told me to be myself and NEO is gonna become the hottest commodity in this whole federation. I agreed because I couldn’t imagine being anyone but myself. I couldn’t imagine portraying the image of a superhero to the point where I have to cosplay as one every week like a big ass child. I couldn’t imagine portraying the image of The Joker to the point where I smear paint on my face every week to look like a cracked out clown. All I can be is me, and you’re either gonna hate it or love it, but nobody on this brand will be able to stop me.
So I was getting ready to debut weeks ago, no hype, no speculation just a regular match. Then I came across Lioncross and he had a idea in mind to debut against a clown named Ryan Wilson. I was on a different type of time. I told him ya’ll aren’t paying me nearly enough to dilute my good name by putting it next to the biggest bum on this brand. So he did me a solid and increased that bag a bit, and I came around on the idea. Now I’m facing him next week at Frontline. So I could go on about myself all night if you’d like, which I’m sure you would, but I have some business to attend to, my opponent. I’ve heard you the past few weeks, I saw the panicking of you not knowing who I was or where I was, little did you know I was right there in plain sight, watching your every move and you ain’t even know it. Perfect example of somebody looking everywhere except for what’s in front of them. So how about you come on out sis, you were looking for me right? Well I’m right here.
( Malcolm waits for a moment until suddenly, “Don’t Stop Me Now” by Queen hits to boos and Ryan Wilson marches down to the ring with a mic in hand )
( “Don’t Stop Me Now” fades out as Ryan is intensely staring down Malcolm, who sarcastically strikes a pose for him )
MJ: Like what you see? You staring a little too hard, I don’t know how you and Azrael rock but I don’t roll that way my guy.
Ryan: Funny, I was just looking hard to see what the hype is about, usually the eyes tell the story, and from the looks of it, I don’t see it in you. I see an inferior man who puts his worth into shitty symbolism like that dump of a hometown you’re from. For the past three weeks there has been nothing but speculation and uncertainty about who the hell you are, with a name like “MJ” I’m expecting Michael Jordan himself.. But all I’m left with is a Major Jackoff. You sent me a timberland boot last week as some sort of clue as to who you were or what you were about and I thought I was going to face a construction worker or something, but it turns out that it was just a joke symbolizing where you’re from. But you know what I’m going to do with that boot? I’m going to shove it down your throat!
MJ: First of all, pause. You can do whatever freaky shit like shoving things down throats with Azrael, but I don’t rock like that. Second of all, I don’t JUST use where I’m from as symbolism, I also use my kicks, my clothes, my rides, and my groupies as well. Why? Because I simply can. Because I know I’m living the life that the average elitist wishes he could. Because I’m simply that guy. Presentation is everything, but I also back up my words in that ring, and that’s what makes me the total package. That’s why I’m debuting on a network special and not a random NEO episode, because I’m a hot commodity.
Ryan: Hot commodity? All I see is hot garbage. You don’t even deserve to be in the position you’re in, you haven’t done anything on NEO or in EAW as a whole besides make a spectacle out of your arrival that I’m going to spoil. You put your value into materialistic possessions because you know you’re an insecure person without them, you have on this big chain, those big shining earrings looking like you just stepped out of a rap video! You don’t know what you want to do with yourself. Didn’t you arrive earlier with some suit on? Why’d you take it off for your ring gear, did you realize you signed up for wrestling and not the cover of GQ?
MJ: Well actually, I took it off because it’s a very expensive Tom Ford suit that’s worth more than your existence and anything you own, including those superhero outfits you wear when you roleplay in bed with Azrael, pause. Basically, I didn’t wanna damage it incase you got outta line and needed to be checked, unfortunately it isn’t fuckboy repellent. So I’m in something a little more comfortable to body you in jusssttt incase.
Ryan: Oh really? You have some nerve, waltzing into here like you own the place, and then thinking it’s just going to be that easy to get me out of the way, if I didn’t have a match later against an opponent I actually care about facing which isn’t you, you’d have been laid out so consider yourself lucky.
MJ: Well thanks for sparing me fam I truly appreciate it. But lets be real here, you don’t care about facing me just as much as I don’t care about facing you. I’M the attraction here, you’re nothing but a warm up to the bigger things I have in stored to do on this brand. Basically at Frontline I’m treating you like a two dollar hoe because I’m only entertaining you for the night then I’m out of your life for good. So if you don’t have anything else to say, and you’re done soaking up my presence and acknowledging my beauty, I got a club to host, have fun losing to Alex Reynolds.. See you next Friday, sweetheart.
( Malcolm drops the mic as he attempts to leave the ring )
Ryan: Who said I was done?
( Malcolm stops in his tracks as he puts his attention back to Ryan )
Ryan: This isn’t over until I SAY IT IS! And as far as I’m concer-
Killswitch: AND RYAN TRICKS MALCOLM MID SENTENCE BY CLOCKING HIM RIGHT IN THE HEAD WITH THAT MICROPHONE!!! BUT WAIT!! MALCOLM DUCKS AND RYAN MISSES! HE CAN’T BELIEVE IT! MALCOLM LAUGHS AT RYAN AS HE HITS A MILLY ROCK AND LIFTS RYAN UP FOR A SPINEBUSTER!! IT CONNECTS AS RYAN IS LAID OUT ON HIS BACK!!! MALCOLM IS HEADED TO THE TOP ROPE NOW.. AND HE’S GOING FOR A… FIVE STAR SWAG SPLASH!!! BUT RYAN ROLLS OUT OF THE RING BEFORE MALCOLM GETS A CHANCE TO JUMP OFF!
Masters: Ryan caught a lucky break for him this could’ve ended really bad for him! He hightails down the ramp as MJ looks on laughing and taunting!
( “Undefeated” blares throughout the PA system as MJ and Ryan share words across the stage at one another with MJ in the ring watching Ryan make his way to the back )
( Camera pans to the backstage area as Alex Reynolds can be shown watching the events that just transpired on a monitor with a huge grin )
???: Looks like he’s going to be extra angry tonight now
( Suddenly Vexx Monroe appears in the frame as she joins Alex )
Alex: Good, I want him to be extra worked up and frustrated, makes for an even more fun match.
Vexx: You know what’s going to piss him off even more? Knowing that he can’t use that hack Azrael to gain an advantage of you, because you got me by your side now.
Alex: I like the sound of that. Let’s get out of here and look for some more spots backstage to pin Ryan on.
( Alex and Vexx lock hands as they make their way down the hall )
( Camera goes back to the ring )
Ring Announcer: The following contest is scheduled for one fall!
( ‘Time To Waste’ by Alkaline Trio hits as Daryl Kinkade approaches the stage a loud mixed reaction )
Ring Announcer: Approaching the ring first, from Norwich, England… weighing in at 200 pounds… DARRRRRYYYYLLLLLLL KIIINNNNNNKKAAAAAADDDDEEEEE!!
Masters: Daryl Kinkade is one of my favorite people on this roster Killy, I think the man has it all. However sadly, that means his time on NEO may be short lived.
( ‘Eru No Tema’ by Yoshihisa Hirano hits as Oyabun Gin slowly and methodically paces down the ramp )
Ring Announcer: And his opponent, from Kabuchiko, Tokyo… weighing in at 225 pounds… OYYYYYAAABBUNNNN GGIIIIIIIIINNNNNNNNN!!
Killswitch: And conversely Masters, I’m just impressed by Oyabun Gin here. Impressive victory last week in a triple threat match, let’s see if he can keep it up!
( Ding! Ding! Ding! )
Masters: Gin and Kinkade meet in the center of the ring and lock up! Kinkade quickly switches positions though, getting behind Gin… LIFTING HIM UP FOR A GERMAN SUPLEX!! BUT GIN GETTING HIS RIGHT FOOT LOCKED BEHIND THE LEG OF KINKADE, NOT ALLOWING FOR A FULL LIFT!! AND NOW A FEW ELBOW SHOTS INTO THE SIDE OF THE HEAD TO GET FREED!! Kinkade stumbles into the corner… GIN COMES RUNNING… AND LANDS A DROPKICK THAT SENDS KINKADE FLYING SPINE FIRST INTO THE TURNBUCKLE AND THEN COLLAPSING ONTO THE MAT!!
Killswitch: Gin not allowing any rest or breathing for Kinkade here, getting him back to his feet and whipping him into the ropes… KINKADE DOESN’T COME REBOUNDING BACK THOUGH… HE HANGS ON!! GIN COMES CHARGING TOWARDS HIM BUT KINKADE SENDS A FOREARM RIGHT AT HIM, CATCHING HIM IN THE JAW AND DAZING HIM… AND NOW KINKADE COMES RUNNING… FLOAT OVER DDT!! SPIKING HIM SKULL FIRST!! GIN NOW IN A SEATED POSITION AND KINKADE STILL ISN’T DONE!! HE COMES CHARGING AT HIM AND CLOCKS HIM WITH THE SHINING WIZARD!! GIN DROPS IN A HEAP, HE MAY BE OUT OF IT ALREADY!! KINKADE ROLLS HIM OVER ONTO HIS BACK AND HOOKS THE INSIDE LEG!!
ONEEE!!… TWOOO!!… BUT NO!! GIN SHOWING HE STILL HAS VERY MUCH STILL LEFT IN THE TANK WITH AN EMPHATIC KICK OUT!
Masters: Kinkade needs to stay on the hunt here, keep wearing Gin down. He gets him to his feet and greets him with a kick to the mid-section, now lifting him up into the air… BUT GIN REVERSES INTO A NECKBREAKER!! KINKADE I THINK WAS JUST GOING FOR A STANDARD VERTICAL SUPLEX BUT GIN WAS ABLE TO INSTEAD TURN IT INTO A NECKBREAKER, WHAT A COUNTER!! Gin now sending a few hard stomps into the chest of Kinkade before glancing over at the turnbuckle. Not exactly where Gin is the most comfortable but being so close to Frontline, maybe trying all he can do to gain the attention of the “decision makers”. He begins his trek to the top as Kinkade begins to stir… whatever Gin has in mind, it’s gonna have to be delivered to a standing Kinkade. Gin sets himself and leaps off as Kinkade is getting back to his feet… LOOKING FOR THE MISSLE DROPKICK!!… BUT KINKADE SWATS HIM OUT OF THE AIR AND GIN LANDS WITH A THUD!! KINKADE NOW QUICKLY GRABBING HIS TWO LEGS… AND SENDS HIM SLINGSHOTTING INTO THE CORNER, GIN’S SKULL BOUNCING OFF THE TOP TURNBUCKLE!! HE TURNS AROUND, LOOPY… KINKADE GRABS HIS ARM AND PULLS HIM IN… LOOKING FOR THE UNHINGED MELODY!!
Killswitch: BUT IT’S DUCKED!! GIN SOMEHOW ABLE TO DUCK THAT DEVASTATING FOREARM SMASH FROM KINKADE… AND NOW GIN!! OH GIN!! HE STILL HAS KINKADE’S ARM GRIPPED AND NOW HE FLIPS OVER, INTO THE CROSS BREAKER!! GIN HAS THE CROSS BREAKER LOCKED IN ON DARYL KINKADE, DEAD CENTER OF THE RING AND KINKADE’S IN TROUBLE, BIG TROUBLE!! HE NEEDS TO FIND A WAY OUT OF THIS AND QUICK OR ELSE IT’S GONNA BE OVER FOR HIM!!
Masters: A CRUCIAL POINT IN THIS MATCH-UP, KINKADE IS TRYING HIS DAMNEDEST TO TRY AND REACH THE ROPES BUT HE ISN’T GAINING ANY GROUND AT ALL!! HE’S TRYING TO DRAG NOT JUST HIMSELF, BUT THE ENTIRE WEIGHT OF OYABUN GIN… THAT’S NO EASY FEAT FOLKS!! KINKADE IS WRITHING… HE RAISES HIS HAND… AND HE…
NO!! HE PULLS IT BACK, REFUSING TO GIVE UP HERE, BUT SOON HE MAY HAVE NO CHOICE!! AS THE ADDAGE GOES, TAP OR SNAP!! KINKADE WITH A LAST DITCH EFFORT… HE’S USING ALL HIS MIGHT TO GET TO TRY AND GET TO THE ROPES, INCHING HIS WAY… CAN HE DO IT?! YES!! HE CAN!! KINKADE REACHES THE ROPES, CLUTCHING ONTO IT WITH HIS FREE ARM AND GIN HAS TO BREAK THE HOLD… BUT HE TAKES FULL ADVANTAGE OF HIS FIVE COUNT!!
Killswitch: OH MAN!! I really thought that was it, and look at Kinkade… VERY smart of him, he hasn’t let go of the ropes yet meaning Gin can’t do anything for him, Kinkade allowing himself to get a much needed few seconds of rest before pulling himself to his feet and continuing this match! Gin grabs him and pulls him into the center of the ring… NO!! UNHINGED MELODY!! OUT OF NOWHERE!! KINKADE WITH THE UNHINGED MELODY AND GIN DROPS RIGHT INTO HIS ARMS… KINKADE FOLLOWS IT UP WITH WELCOME TO THE VILLAGE!! JUST LIKE THAT, IT CONNECTS!! DARYL KINKADE, JUST LIKE THAT MAY HAVE SEALED THE FATE OF OYABUN GIN!! THE COVER!!
ONEEE!!… TWOOO!!… THREEE!!
( Ding! Ding! Ding! )
( ‘Time To Waste’ hits as Daryl Kinkade slowly rises to his feet )
Ring Announcer: Your winner… DARRRYYYYYLLLL KINNNNKKAAAAADDDDEEEEE!!
Masters: BOY YOU SAID IT KILLY, JUST LIKE THAT IT’S OVER!! Kinkade in a matter of about ten seconds shifted ALL the momentum to his side and put away Oyabun Gin.
Killswitch: For as long as Kinkade was in that Cross Breaker, I thought that even with breaking the hold, he didn’t have much of a chance, I considered him a sitting duck. Well, he sure proved me wrong!
( Commercial Break )
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( Camera pans to the ring )
Ring Announcer: The following match is set for ONE FALL AND IT IS A FALLS COUNT ANYWHERE MATCH!!!!
( “Stones” by Manafest plays through the PA Speakers as Alex Reynolds walks through the curtains with Vexx Monroe )
Ring Announcer: Introducing FIRST, FROM BIRMINGHAM, WEST MIDLANDS, UNITED KINGDOM … WEIGHING IN AT 220 POUNDSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSs……….. ALEXXXXXXXXXXXXX REYNOLDSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!
( “Don’t Stop Me Now” by Queen plays through the PA Speakers as Ryan Wilson walks out mocking the crowd as the crowd jeers )
Ring Announcer: And his OPPONENT, FROM MONTREAL, QUEBEC, CANADA………….. WEIGHING IN AT 230 POUUNDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDSSSSSSSSSSS…………… RYAN WILSONNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN!!!!!
( Ding! Ding! Ding! )
Masters: And let’s not forget that this match is a falls count anywhere match! These two men have been going back and forth throughout the weeks and now this is a singles match. Alex Reynold taking on Ryan Wilson as they both are circling the ring. Alex Reynold steps towards Ryan Wilson as Ryan Wilson rolls out of the ring. What is he doing? The crowd is booing loudly As Ryan Wilson mocks at a fan in front of him.. AS OH MY!!! ALEX REYNOLDS OUT OF NOWHERE WITH A SUICIDE DIVE!!!
Killswitch: What a way to start this match! Alex smirks as he gets up to his feet and he starts to stomps viciously on Ryan Wilson! Alex starts to throw hard right punches as Ryan starts to cover himself up. Alex gets up as he pulls Ryan Wilson up.. AND ALEX IRISH WHIPS RYAN WILSON INTO THE STEEL STEPS!! Ryan just hit those steel steps shoulder first! Alex grips Ryan Wilson up and .. OH MY!! A SNAP SUPLEX RIGHT ON THE FLOOR!!!
Masters: Alex taking that momentum here as Alex goes right to the apron.. Ryan Wilson is using the barricade to get up.. AND ALEX SPRINGBOARDS.. BUT OH NO!!! RYAN WILSON STEPS OUT OF THE WAY AND ALEX CRASHES AND BURNS!!! That had to hurt! Ryan Wilson starts to pull Alex towards the ramp as Ryan picks Alex up to his feet and Ryan lifts ALEX FOR A FISHERMAN BUSTER RIGHT ON THE STEEL RAMP!! This is getting brutal already! Ryan grabs a camera from one of the camera crewmen!
Killswitch: Alex is back up to his feet.. AND RYAN CLOCKS ALEX WITH THE CAMERA RIGHT IN THE HEAD OF ALEX! AND RYAN GOES FOR A COVER!!!
Killswitch: And Alex kicks out!! Ryan Wilson picks up Alex and Ryan starts to hammer Alex with forearm strikes! Alex starts to walk away going up towards the stage as Ryan continues with those forearm strikes.. and RYAN LIFTS ALEX UP WITH A SPINEBUSTER ON THE STAGE!!! Alex rolls off the side of the stage onto the floor near equipment as Ryan Wilson looks down.. what is he thinking here?.. OH MY!!! THE SWANTON BOMB OFF THE SIDE OF THE STAGE…… BUT ALEX REYNOLDS ROLLS OUT OF THE WAY AND RYAN LANDS SPINE FIRST ON THE HARD FLOOR!!!
Masters: What a risk! Alex gets up using an equipment box. Alex starts to hook up on Ryan pulling him back to his feet before he lifts him up in the air in a suplex position!!! And Alex just holds him there, GEEZ, he’s letting all of the blood go to his head! AND ALEX DROPS RYAN DOWN WITH A DELAYED VERTICAL SUPLEX AND RYAN LANDS SPINE FIRST ON THAT EQUIPMENT BOX!!!
( Replay shows the Delayed Vertical Suplex from Alex Reynolds as Ryan Wilson lands back first onto the equipment box )
Masters: Ryan Wilson’s head is hanging off the equipment box.. AND ALEX COMES FORWARD WITH A BICYCLE KICK!!! And Alex Reynolds goes for the pin!!
Killswitch: And Ryan Wilson kicks out! Alex Reynolds gets up to his feet as he looks around and walks and grabs one of the steel chairs! Ryan Wilson starts to get up slowly as ALEX SWINGS THAT STEEL CHAIR.. NO!! RYAN DUCKS.. AND LEAPS UP FOR A ROUNDHOUSE KICK!!! Alex drops along with the chair! Ryan pulls Alex into a sitting position against the ramp.. Ryan grabs the steel chair and.. RYAN RUSHES… OH MY!!! A SURFBOARD DROPKICK USING THE STEEL CHAIR RIGHT INTO ALEX!!!
Masters: Wow what a move right there! Ryan Wilson gets up as gets on top of the equipment box, what is he thinking here? Alex slowly starts to get back to his feet.. AND RYAN LEAPS FOR A TORNADO DDT.. WAIT NO! ALEX CATCHES HIM AND ALEX RAMS HIM RIGHT INTO THE SIDE OF THE RAMP!!! ALEX GRIPS ONE OF RYAN’S LEGS… AND OH MY!!! THE FINAL TOUCH!!!!!! THAT FISHERMAN SUPLEX CONENCTS!!! Alex gets back up.. oh no!! Alex is stomping his foot on the ground.. I think he’s looking for that superkick!!!
Killswitch: And Ryan is starting to get back to his feet and.. ALEX CONNECTS WITH THE SUPERKICK!!! THE ONE HIT WONDER RIGHT ON RYAN AS HE’S LAID OUT AND ALEX LOOKS TO BE GOING FOR THE COVER!! BUT WAIT!!! HOLD ON LOOK!!!! OUT OF NOWHERE .. AZRAEL.. WHERE DID HE COME FROM?? HE BLINDSIDED VEXX MONROE AND HAS HER IN A CHOKEHOLD! ALEX WANTS TO GO TO HELP HIS WOMAN BUT AZRAEL IS THREATENING TO LAY HER OUT IF HE MOVES AND HE DOESN’T KNOW WHAT TO DO!!
Masters: AZRAEL DOESN’T CARE, HE THROWS HER DOWN AND HAS HER IN POSITION FOR THE ANKLE LOCK AS SHE’S SCREAMING FOR ALEX’S HELP AND ALEX MAKES HIS WAY FOR THE SAVE!! BUT NO!! RYAN WILSON GRABS ALEX FROM BEHIND AND PUTS HIM IN POSITION FOR A MIC DROP! AND IT CONNECTS! Ryan covers Alex!!!
( Ding! Ding! Ding! )
( “Don’t Stop Me Now” by Queen plays through the PA Speakers as Ryan Wilson gets back up to his feet celebrating with Azrael )
Ring Announcer: AND THE WINNER OF THE MATCH… RYANNNNNNNNNNNNNN WILSON!!!!
Masters: Just when you thought that Alex evened the playing field with Wilson and Azrael with the addition of Vexx Monroe, the two men get crafty with their shenanigans and somehow find a way to win!
Killswitch: Regardless of how he got it done, this is a big statement for Ryan who was stood up earlier by his Frontline opponent, he now has some momentum, as does Azrael!
Masters: I’m sure there will be hell to pay from Alex come next week, just look at him, he’s fuming!
( Alex is shown attending to Vexx ringside who’s holding her ankle in pain, Ryan and Azrael celebrate on their way to the back )
( Camera fades to black )
( A recap is shown of the feud between Shackleford and The Revenant as it transitions into a promo video for the Frontline main event )
( The camera pans back to the ramp )
( ‘Paint It Black’ by The Rolling Stones hits to a mixed reaction as Shackleford makes his way up the ramp with a shirt on that says “Prophecy Fulfilled” )
( Shackleford enters the ring as ‘Paint It Black’ fades out, Shackleford walks around the ring in circles looking at all directions of the crowd )
Shackleford: Man… I just have to soak it all in. One last final time, Shackleford on NEO Wrestling. Ironically I’m not the only person departing with NEO, you guys are too! Only difference is I’m leaving them and they’re leaving you.
( The crowd intensely boos )
Shackleford: Too soon? Sorry guys let’s start over. Okay, I come here tonight once again where I belong, on the final slot of the show, MY show. A week before I headline MY SuperShow, and then I make EAW MY company. Basically, everything has been going to plan. Everything that I have set my mind out to do I have achieved it. I was lost in the shuffle of this brand while the EVO series was a priority and I decided that I was tired of waiting for an opportunity so I took it. I said I would become the face of this brand and what did I do? I became the face of this brand. You can almost call me.. A prophet. See what I did there?
Shackleford: But with this position comes great responsibility, and with great responsibility comes scrutiny from people who wish they were in your shoes, which is where you find the situation that I am in. I did nothing, nothing but work my way to the top of the foodchain, and I found myself being confronted by a man who had barely been on NEO for two weeks. This man carried himself in the vein of a justice seeker, a hero, a man who claimed he was going to rid not only NEO, but EAW as a whole of all corruption and wrongdoings. It sounds great in concept, but it means nothing when you’re going after the wrong target.
Shackleford: I have gotten to know this man a lot more in the past few weeks, and I have come to the realization that this man is not a hero of any sorts, but moreso an opportunist. A man that will do anything to get ahead and if that means attaching his name to the biggest name on this brand then he very so will do that. This is how we come to the realization of Shackleford vs Revenant at Frontline. Great, I’ll humor him and I’ll let him ride the Shack Daddy Train for a bit, and then I’ll pull that carpet from right under him when the time comes to let him know that he doesn’t stand a chance against me. That’s what I have been doing these past weeks, laying him out week after week. I laid him out last week in our match after he had some choice words to say about my career, and this week I’m sure he’ll have even more to say and it will be the same routine, so basically Rev, if you’re out there come face me like a man, no Sinister Ace, no Ryo Nakahara, just me and you.
( ‘For Whom The Bell Tolls’ by Metallica hits as The Revenant makes his way out with a mic in hand, he enters the ring as the music fades )
Shackleford: Nice of you to join us Revenant, you had a few choice words to say about me and my career last year, care to repeat them to my face? Or are you afraid of getting laid out again?
Revenant: Which part would you like me to repeat? Is it the part about how even in your “prime” you were a failure? Or the part about how you’re putting on a farce to the NEO fans about how how big of a deal you are? Or maybe you’d like me to repeat the part about how your peers that you entered this company with 50 years ago passed you up ten times over?
Shackleford: You’re funny, tell me again about your career? Oh that’s right, you don’t have one, and it’s currently on a downwards trajectory as it is because you’re committing career suicide by putting yourself on the opposing side as me. It’s easy to sit back and criticize one’s legacy when you don’t even have one for yourself.
Revenant: Well I’d rather have no legacy than to have yours.
Shackleford: And I’d rather have my legacy with the fresh opportunity to rebuild it and become the legend I was destined to be, than to portray myself as some sort of justice warrior who is against corruption when in reality I am as corrupt as they come. What is this corruption you speak of? Who are you going to stop? Lioncross? Ashten Cross? MR DEDEDE? Because those are the people who are in charge of the things that concern you, and if you can’t even get through little old me, what makes you think you’ll get through them? Besides, the only reason you want to get rid of “corruption” so bad is because you want to save all of the corruption tactics for yourself. Like somehow getting into the main event of Frontline with nothing on your resume to back up that spot.
Revenant: Who says I can’t get through you?
Shackleford: The proof is in the pudding mate, you have gotten your arse handed to you every time you’ve tried to step up, wanna try again?
Revenant: Like you said before, there’s no Sinister Ace or Ryo Nakahara in the way this time, you might want to keep riding that wave from last week and keep your confidence up. I’m going to need it at an all time high so come next week I can knock you off of that high horse. But to answer your question, there is nothing more corrupt and unjust than a man who is a shell of what wasn’t anything special to begin with, coming down to a developmental brand and stealing opportunities from guys like me, guys who work day in and day out to be the best we can be, because we are the FUTURE of this business. Not a failure from the past who serves as nothing but a nostalgia act.
Shackleford: Well if it’s that simple and a man who is nothing but a washed up shell is able to come to your brand, take it over and be placed on a higher pedestal than yourself then what does that say about you? It says that you suck at your job. Fortunately for you that isn’t the case with me, I am the past, present, and future of this company. There is only one hero standing in the ring, and that’s me.. The Working Class Hero, and when it comes time for Frontline, I’m making my way to the main roster, and making my way to the top of whatever brand I end up on just like I did here. If you aren’t too injured from our match maybe you can stay here and keep playing cops and robbers.. I’ll be doing big boy stuff like winning championships.
Revenant: Great imagination, it’s gotten you this far and I commend you on that, but this is where it stops.
( Revenant drops the mic and gets in the face of Shackleford as they exchange insults and get into a shoving match )
Killswitch: AND JUST LIKE THAT SHACKLEFORD STRIKES THE REVENANT! THE REVENANT STRIKES BACK! FISTS ARE FLYING BACK AND FORTH AS THESE TWO MEN HAVE COME TO BLOWS! A RIGHT FROM SHACK! A RIGHT FROM THE REVENANT! AND NOW THE REVENANT GAINS THE ADVANTAGE AS HIS STRIKES KEEP CONNECTING, THAT MMA BACKGROUND IS COMING INTO PLAY! REVENANT HAS SHACKLEFORD DAZED NOW AND REVENANT STRIKES HIM RIGHT IN THE THROAT WITH AN ELBOW! HE GETS SHACKLEFORD UP FOR THE FIREMANS SLAM AND IT CONNECTS!!
Masters: Revenant looks like a man possessed here! Those attacks from Shackleford these past two weeks may just have awoken the beast! The Revenant is sitting on top of a laid out Shackleford as these elbow strikes just keep connecting to Shackleford and he’s laid out cold! NOW THE REVENANT GOES TO THE TOP ROPE AND I THINK HE’S GOING FOR…. YUP!! THE FLYING SPINEBREAKER!!!! IT CONNECTS ONTO SHACKLEFORD!!! THE REVENANT HAS FINALLY GOTTEN THE UPPER HAND OVER HIS FRONTLINE OPPONENT! IS THIS WHAT WE CAN EXPECT WHEN THERE’S NO DISTRACTIONS IN THE WAY? BECAUSE IF SO IT DOES NOT LOOK GOOD FOR SHACKLEFORD!
( Several backstage officials come running to the ring to hold The Revenant back and forcing him to leave the ring as they attend to Shackleford )
( ‘For Whom The Bell Tolls’ hits as The Revenant can be seen looking back at the carnage, the camera fades to black )