DAY ONE (PRE-SHOW):
(Video package plays, highlighting the feud between Tarah Nova and Cleopatra)
RA: The following contest is a Barbed Wire death match! The match will end by either pinfall, submission, or knockout, and has a thirty minute time limit! There are no rope breaks, no count outs, and no disqualification!
(“ChiRaq” by Nicki Minaj plays as a procession of Egyptian garbed ‘priestesses’ begin to walk out, their heads bowed low. As the music continues, Cleopatra herself makes her appearance at the stage, her garb inlaid with gold and sparkling with ‘diamonds’ it appears. As she continues to walk down the entrance ramp she lets two of the bigger priests lift her up and set her onto the apron.)
RA: Introducing first, from Montreal, Canada! She is the Queen of the Nile and the Empire General Manager! None other than: CLEOPATRA!!!
Starr Stan: Save us from the reign of Tarah Nova Cleopatra! Only you can save us!
SG1: Would you stop that?! Look, I appreciate all that Cleopatra has done for Empire, but she’s also probably one of the most…sickening and abusive general managers we have had, using her power to pull strings and generally make life a living hell for everyone. I’m not a fan of her at all, but…well…that’s how it is.
Starr: Fake news, all of it. Cleopatra has been the least biased and most professional woman on our entire roster, and that’s the honest truth!
(“You think I’m just a doll. A doll that’s pink and light. A doll you can arrange anyway you like. You’re wrong. Very wrong. What you think of me is only a ghost of time. I am dangerous. And I will show you just how dark I can be.” rings out across the loudspeakers. As Harley Quinn’s voice fades out “Wreak Havoc” by Skylar Grey plays. Barking can be heard, followed by animalistic laughing before pyro goes off and Tarah Nova races forward, holding on a leash two spotted hyena’s. Their manes painted Green and Purple respectively.)
RA: And her opponent! From Detroit, Michigan! She is the Vixen Killer! Tarah Nova!!!
Starr: LET’S GO TARAH! KICK THAT DESPOT’S ASS BACK TO THE STONE AGE AND LEAD US TO GREATNESS!!!
SG1: Starr…Starr…are you cheering for both sides just in case one wins so you don’t get fired?
Starr: Exactly. I mean, what else would I do? Listen, this place is going to be in anarchy depending on who wins what right? Might as well make sure you are on the side of winning team no matter what.
SG1: Talking about this match in particular, this match honestly benefits Tarah Nova a bit more rather than Cleopatra. Tarah is willing to do anything and everything to win this matchup, and that also means facing her own fears.
Starr: That flicker of fear that showed on Tarah’s face when Cleopatra proclaimed that this would be a barbed wire death match. After her encounter with Eclipse, seemingly that’s the only thing she fears anymore. So maybe the advantage does actually go to Cleopatra.
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
SG1: Well, we are about to find out. Tarah Nova glancing over at the barbed wire ropes and moving forward cautiously, hoping to not touch them. Cleopatra doing the same, trying to stay as close to the middle of the ring as possible. Cleopatra going for the right hand of Tarah but Tarah yanking her hand away, throwing a hard kick to the stomach of Cleopatra and now we have a fight! Cleopatra throwing a jaw jacking punch to Tarah’s jaw and now the slugfest happens! Forearms by Cleopatra trying to force Tarah into the barbs but Tarah throws some elbows of her own towards Cleopatra. Both girls going back and forth in these strikes and now Tarah wrapping her arm around the arm of Cleopatra! Irish whip and Cleo stops herself just short of the ropes!
Starr: But here comes Tarah! Tarah running right for her but Cleopatra scouts it and dodges to the side and Tarah goes leg first into the barbed wire! Tarah’s leg caught in the wire and she’s screaming in agony right now, and now here comes Cleopatra! Cleopatra with a devastating kick to the thigh of Tarah Nova! Tarah pulling her leg from the barbs but Cleopatra is already right on top of her, throwing more strikes to push her against the barbs. Tarah shoving Cleopatra off and here she comes again but this time Tarah responds, catching her with a big boot right to the skull!
SG1: Cleopatra stunned and rocking backwards but here comes Tarah again, delivering a knee to the stomach and now spinning around to deliver another boot to the top of the head! Cleopatra falling back and Tarah yanking her up to her feet by her hair, delivering a knee right into the nose of Cleopatra. And now Tarah is going all out, continuing to grab her by the hair and yank her up for another knee to the skull. And now Tarah is just drilling her with knees.
Starr: And check this out! Tarah dragging Cleopatra by the hair towards the barbs and now just digging her forehead into the barbs! Tarah finally getting a modicum of revenge on Cleopatra here as she drags her forehead across the barbs and yanks her from them throwing her straight to the ground and pinning her boot right onto the throat of Cleopatra. Cleopatra writhing away from her, and finally pushing herself away from Tarah, dragging herself to the middle of the ring as Tarah Nova follows after her. Tarah wants to end Cleopatra quickly. She wants her to suffer and drown in her own blood…which is honestly how I think this match is going to go. Because I don’t see Cleopatra just laying on her back and quitting. Tarah checking her knee, noting the blood that is flowing from it right now.
SG1: Yeah but that’s just giving Cleopatra time to get up, and she’s taking it. Cleopatra up to her feet and delivers a painful kick to the knee of Tarah which causes her to stumble back. Cleo following that up with a knife edge chop and forcing her into the barbs and now Cleo has Tarah where she wants her! Blood covered face and all, Cleopatra is throwing heavy strikes to the skull and body of Tarah Nova, lighting her up with these punches and finishing them off with a final kick to the chest forcing her entire back into the barbs!
Starr: Cleopatra walking away from Tarah to the chorus of boos from the crowd as she primes her fist. Tarah is stuck in the barbs! No way of getting out! CLE-O!!! KNOCKOUT PUNCH BY CLEOPATRA TO TARAH NOVA’S JAW AND TARAH DROPS STRAIGHT DOWN FROM THE BARBS, HER HANDS HANGING STRAIGHT UP! GOD! TARAH MIGHT JUST BE OUT! Cleopatra just staring down at her and ordering the ref to check her. Tarah has to be unconscious for a ten count! Cleopatra may have just won this one!!!
SG1: Wait! Wait! Tarah is starting to stir! Cleopatra’s back is turned but Tarah is pulling herself up, the barbed wire still wrapped around her arms!!! Tarah struggling up and…TEARING THE BARBED WIRE OFF OF THE TURNBUCKLES!!! JESUS!!! TARAH ACTUALLY YANKING THE ENTIRE SHEET OF BARBED WIRE WITH HER! CLEOPATRA TURNING AROUND TO LOOK AT THE SIGHT, AS TARAH IS STANDING TALL AND LOOKING DIRECTLY AT HER!!! CLEOPATRA CHARGING RIGHT FOR HER AND TARAH CATCHING HER IN THE SKULL WITH A JUMPING KNEE TO THE FOREHEAD!!! AND THE BARBED WIRE CAUGHT HER THERE AS WELL!!! TARAH NOVA JUST DRILLED CLEOPATRA DIRECTLY IN THE SKULL WITH THAT MOVE!!!
Starr Stan: CLEO IS STAGGERED!!! AND TARAH HOOKING HER ARM AROUND THE THROAT OF CLEOPATRA, SPINNING HER AROUND! REVERSE DDT INCOMING MAYBE?! MAYBE?! NO!!! TARAH WITH A GTR!!! LARIAT TO THE CHEST OF CLEO WHO DROPS DIRECTLY INTO THE BARBED WIRE KNEE OF TARAH NOVA!!! HER WHOLE BODY ARCHING BACK, AND HER BLOOD JUST POOLING OUT OF HER SPINE!!! TARAH MAY HAVE JUST PUT THIS AWAY!!!
SG1: Not quite yet. Not quite yet! Tarah wants to destroy her. Tarah wants her to suffer. And Tarah is going to do just that. Tarah picking up the lifeless body of Cleopatra and setting her on her shoulders! Tarah Nova signaling for the end here!! MURDER! CITY! PLUNGE!!! TARAH NOVA DRILLING CLEOPATRA’S SKULL INTO HER KNEE AND CLEOPATRA SLUMPS TO THE GROUND WITH BLOOD JUST POOLING OUT OF HER BODY! TARAH NOVA HAS ALL BUT WON THIS, AND SHE HAS DONE IT WITH AN EMPHATIC STATEMENT!!!
Starr: Tarah now gingerly placing her body on top of Cleopatra, going for the cover!!
(DING! DING! DING!)
RA: Here is your winner, and the new Empire General Manager!!! TARAH!!! NOVA!!!
SG1: I can’t believe it! I honestly can’t! Tarah Nova said that she would make her pay! She said that she would put her away!!! And Tarah did not lie! She did not waver! Tarah Nova did indeed do the impossible! Tarah has beaten the woman that thought herself invincible! And Tarah has done it with an emphatic statement here tonight!
Starr: Tarah Nova told the world that she was going to beat Cleopatra to death, and that is what she did! She destroyed Cleopatra, and now it is undeniable what the plan is moving forward. For Tarah, whether she wins the EE or not, is going to take her place on Empire as its new General Manager! I’m Starr Stan, that’s SG1 and we will see you right back here LIVE for Pain for Pride!!!
(Dia Del Diablo Ad)
(Video package plays, highlighting the feud between Stuffed Crust and The High Rollerz for the EAW Unified Tag Team Championships)
Ring Announcer: Ladies and Gentlemen… this next TABLES, LADDERS AND CHAIRS TAG TEAM CONTEST IS FOR THE UNIFIED TAG CHAMPIONSHIPS!! THE ONLY WAY TO WIN IS TO CLIMB A LADDER AND RETRIEVE THE CHAMPIONSHIPS…
(“The Boys Are Back” – Dropkick Murphy’s hits as the crowd EXPLODE as Stuffed Crust makes their way through the curtain.)
RA: INTRODUCING FIRST, WEIGHING AT A COMBINED WEIGHT OF FOUR HUNDRED AND FORTY THREE POUNDS!!… THE ARE THE TEAM OF NOBI AND LIONCROSS!!… STUFFED CRUUUUUUUUUUSSSSSTTTTT!!
Cherish: THE FINAL MATCH IN THE STORIED CAREER OF LIONCROSS HAS FINALLY COME! WHAT A STORIED FINISH IT COULD BE AS THESE TWO MEN LOOK TO TAKE AWAY THOSE CHAMPIONSHIPS HANGING ABOVE THE RING!!
Pierre: They have one hell of a tall order to get past to do so. Both men look fired up and in a stipulation like this, anything and everything could happen.
(Both Lioncross and Nobi enter the ring and look up at the championships above before turning their attention back up to the stage waiting for the champions to make their arrival.)
(“I Get Money” – 50 Cent hits as The High Rollerz make their way through the curtain to a THUNDEROUS roar of boos.)
Ring Announcer: INTRODUCING THEIR OPPONENTS WEIGHING IN AT A COMBINED WEIGHT ON FOUR HUNDRED AND TWELVE POUNDS!! THEY ARE THE TEAM OF DAVID DAVIDSON AND JACK RIPLEY!!… THEY ARE THE UNIFIED TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS!!… THE HIGH ROOOOOOOLLLLLLLLLEEEEEERRRRRRZZZZZ!!
Pierre: HERE THEY ARE!! THE CHAMPIONS!! ARGUABLY THE MOST DOMINANT TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS THAT THIS COMPANY HAS SEEN IN QUITE SOME TIME, CHERISH! ONE HICCUP THEY’VE HAD SINCE RETURNING, AND THEY TOOK THOSE CHAMPIONSHIPS BACK JUST A MERE WEEK LATER!! I’M GOING TO PUT MY MONEY ON LIONCROSS’ FINAL MATCH ENDING IN MISERY FOR THE MAN!
Cherish: Don’t count Stuffed Crust out before the match begins, Pierre. Pain for Pride is the event where miracles can happen.The High Rollerz look focused, but so do Stuffed Crust. This one is going to be a barnburner, I have no doubt about it!
(The High Rollerz stand before the ring and take a look at the Tables, Ladders and Chairs set up around the ring, before grabbing a chair each and making their way into the ring.)
Cherish: THE HIGH ROLLERZ AREN’T WAITING TO GET THIS ONE STARTED!!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Cherish: BOTH DAVIDSON AND RIPLEY SWING THEIR CHAIRS WILDLY – BUT, BOTH LIONCROSS AND NOBI DUCK UNDERNEATH! RIGHT HAND FROM LIONCROSS TO RIPLEY!! A LEFT FROM NOBI TO DAVIDSON!! BOTH MEN DROP THEIR WEAPONS AS THE CHALLENGERS CONTINUE TO FIRE AWAY!! BOTH THE CHAMPIONS BACKED UP AGAINST THE ROPES — AND STUFFED CRUST SEND THEM OVER THE TOP IN UNISON WITH CLOTHESLINES!! THE HIGH ROLLERZ CRASHING TO THE FLOOR AS STUFFED CRUST SLIDES OUT OF THE RING AND GRAB A LADDER!! THEY’RE LOOKING TO TRY TO END THIS ONE QUICKLY!! NOBI SLIDING THE LADDER INTO THE RING AND SET IT UP UNDER THOSE CHAMPIONSHIPS!! NOBI BEGINS TO CLIMB AS DAVIDSON AND RIPLEY GET BACK TO THEIR FEET!! LIONCROSS STANDING IN THEIR WAY AS NOBI QUICKLY CLIMBS UP — BUT THE HIGH ROLLERZ GRAB LIONCROSS BY THE ANKLES AND SLIDE HIM OUT OF THE RING!! RIPLEY SENDS HIM CRASHING INTO THE BARRICADE AS DAVIDSON SLIDES BACK INTO THE RING AND RUSHES UP THE LADDER, GRABBING NOBI BY THE ANKLE BEFORE HE CAN UNHOOK THOSE CHAMPIONSHIPS!!
Pierre: Davidson yanking Nobi back down, but Nobi lands on his feet! Davidson with a stiff spinning back kick to the stomach, dropping Nobi down to a knee – BEFORE DAVIDSON GRABS HIM BACK THE HEAD AND DRIVES IT INTO THE LADDER!! Nobi grabbing at his head as he rolls out of the ring; Ripley driving his boot into the ribs of Lioncross as Davidson picks up a full head of steam AND FLIES OVER THE TOP ROPE WITH THE TOPE CON HILO TAKING OUT NOBI!! These men not looking to warm up in the slightest! Nobi is down; Lioncross is trying to get back to his feet, but Ripley maintains that pressure. Both High Rollerz locking eyes; they don’t need to say anything, they’re both completely on the same wavelength. Davidson rolling back into the ring and begins to climb that ladder already set up in the ring, but Nobi is already back up and clubs him in the back! But, there’s Ripley! RIPLEY WITH A SUPERKICK TO THE SIDE OF THE HEAD OF NOBI!! NOBI GOES DOWN!! THIS MATCH COULD BE OVER BEFORE IT REALLY EVEN BEGINS!! LIONCROSS!! LIONCROSS GRABBING RIPLEY AND SENDS HIM OVER THE TOP ROPE AND TO THE OUTSIDE!! DAVIDSON FROM BEHIND!! LIONCROSS TURNS INTO A ROUNDHOUSE!! NO, LIONCROSS DUCKS UNDERNEATH AND LOCKS HIM BY THE WAIST — AND SENDS HIM CRASHING BACK INTO THE LADDER WITH A GERMAN SUPLEX!! THE LADDER GOES DOWN AS DAVIDSON CLUTCHES AT THE BACK OF HIS NECK!!
Cherish: THAT WAS BRUTAL, BUT LIONCROSS DOESN’T LOOK FINISHED IN THE SLIGHTEST!! Lioncross picking up one of those chairs brought into the ring by one of The High Rollerz before this match has begun AND DRIVES IT INTO THE SPINE OF DAVID DAVIDSON AS HE PUSHED HIMSELF UP ONTO HIS HANDS AND KNEES!! DAVIDSON’S SPINE JARRING IN PAIN AS HE SCREAMS!! LIONCROSS DOES IT AGAIN!! RIPLEY’S BACK INTO THE RING — BUT HE’S MET WITH A SHOT STRAIGHT TO THE SKULL!! Nobi’s back into the ring and Lioncross instructs him to set that ladder up and start climbing. Lioncross said that he can take care of those two, and with that chair in his hand, he may just do so. Nobi grabbing that ladder and sets it up and begins to climb up high! Lioncross lifting that chair high into the air and DRIVES IT INTO THE SPINE OF JACK RIPLEY! NOBI INCHING CLOSER AS LIONCROSS DRIVES THAT CHAIR INTO THE SPINE OF RIPLEY AGAIN!!
Pierre: COME ON, GUYS!! Lioncross turning his attention to David Davidson – BUT DAVIDSON POPS BACK TO HIS FEET AND DRIVES HIM SHOULDER UNDER THE RIBS OF LIONCROSS AND SENDS HIM INTO THE LADDER!! THE LADDER GOES DOWN AS NOBI COMES CRASHING BACK DOWN WITH IT!! DAVID DAVIDSON TAKING CARE OF TWO PROBLEMS IN ONE SWIFT MOTION!! Davidson dragging his partner back up and points towards Lioncross; take him out and leave Nobi to fend for himself he says. Jack shakes his head as Nobi rolls onto the apron and drags himself back up with the help of the ropes; Nobi’s back up – BUT ONLY FOR JACK RIPLEY TO DRIVE BOTH FEET INTO HIS CHEST WITH A RUNNING DROPKICK, AND NOBI FLIES BACK OFF THE APRON AND CRASHES THROUGH A TABLE!! ONE MAN DOWN AND NOW THE HIGH ROLLERZ TURN THEIR ATTENTION TO LIONCROSS!! Lioncross getting back to his feet, but Davidson and Ripley stands on either side of the man! Lioncross back up, BUT IS SENT BACK DOWN AS DAVIDSON GOES LOW WITH A LEG SWEEP AND RIPLEY FIRES AT THE CHEST WITH A SHOOT KICK!! IT WAS A GALIANT FIGHT, CHERISH, BUT THE HIGH ROLLERZ ARE MOVING CLOSER TO RETAINING THEIR TITLES!!
Cherish: Davidson looking to grab that ladder, but Ripley cuts him off. He wants to make sure they’re going to stay down. Nobi is barely moving. Lioncross is defiantly getting back to his feet. Ripley pointing to another table to the outside as smiles cross the face of both of the High Rollerz. Lioncross is back to his feet, but Davidson meets him with a kick to the stomach and pulls him in! I have a bad, bad feeling Pierre! Davidson powering Lioncross up onto his shoulders with the help of Jack Ripley – NO!! NO!! OH MY GOD!! LYONCROSS SENT CRASHING FROM THE RING AND THROUGH A TABLE WITH A POWERBOMB!! DAVID DAVIDSON AND JACK RIPLEY JUST LOOKING FORM THE RING DOWN AT LIONCROSS WHO LAYS IN THE REMAINS OF THAT TABLE!! THE HIGH ROLLERZ HAVE SYSTEMATICALLY TAKEN OUT STUFFED CRUST!! DAVIDSON GRABBING THAT LADDER AND SETS IT UP UNDER THE CHAMPIONSHIPS AND BOTH RIPLEY AND DAVIDSON BEGIN CLIMBING!! BOTH MEN ARE GOING TO UNHOOK THEIR RESPECTIVE CHAMPIONSHIPS!! LIONCROSS IS DOWN — WAIT!! NOBI’S UP!! HE SLIDES INTO THE RING!! DAVIDSON AND RIPLEY SEE — THEY HAVE NOWHERE TO GO!! THEY BOTH TRY TO SCURRY TO THE TOP… BUT NOBI TIPS THE LADDER DOWN!! DAVIDSON AND RIPLEY FALLING INTO THE ROPES!! DAVIDSON HAS BEEN CROTCHED!! RIPLEY LANDS THROAT FIRST!! RIPELY STUMBLES BACK – HE CAN BARELY BREATH!!
Pierre: NO!! NOBI WITH A EUROPEAN UPPERCUT TO THE BACK OF THE HEAD OF JACK RIPLEY!! RIPLEY DROPS DOWN TO HIS HANDS AND KNEES AS NOBI SPRINGS OFF THE MIDDLE ROPE AND HITS DAVID DAVIDSON WITH A SPRINGBOARD EUROPEAN UPPERCUT!! DAVIDSON SENT CRASHING OFF THE TOP ROPE AND TO THE OUTSIDE!! COME ON, JACK!! JACK’S BACK UP AS NOBI LOCKS HIM BY THE WRIST – AND ALMOST TAKES HIS HEAD OFF WITH A WICKED LARIAT!! THE HIGH ROLLERZ ARE DOWN!! NOBI STANDS ALONE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE RING!! DAVIDSON TRYING TO DRAG HIMSELF BACK UP AND INTO THE RING, BUT HE MAY NOT HAVE THE TIME!! NOBI SETS HIS SIGHTS ON THOSE TAG CHAMPIONSHIP!! GET UP, DAVIDSON!! NOBI BEGINS TO CLIMB THAT LADDER, BUT HE’S STRUGGLING!! PAIN SHOOTING THROUGH HIS BODY!! DAVIDSON IS BACK IN THE RING, BUT NOBI DOESN’T STOP!! HE WANTS THOSE CHAMPIONSHIPS!! HE’S ALMOST THERE… BUT, DAVIDSON WITH A SURGE OF ENERGY!!
Cherish: DAVIDSON AND NOBI ARE AT THE TOP OF THE LADDER!! NOBI WITH A RIGHT!! DAVIDSON WITH ONE OF HIS OWN!! NOBI FIRES BACK!! AS DOES DAVIDSON!! NOBI!! DAVIDSON!! NOBI!! DAVIDSON!! BOTH MEN TRADING BLOWS ATOP OF A LADDER!! THOSE UNIFIED TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS ARE AT STAKE!! NOBI WITH A HEADBUTT!! DAVIDSON IS STUNNED!! NOBI REACHES UP AT THOSE CHAMPIONSHIPS — BUT DAVIDSON FIRES WITH A KICK TO THE RIBS!! NOBI GRABS AT HIS RIBS AS DAVIDSON FIRES WITH THAT SIN CITY SMASH TO THE TOP OF THE HEAD!! NOBI CRASHES OFF THE LADDER TO THE CANVAS!! DAVIDSON LOOKS UP AT THE CHAMPIONSHIPS ABOVE!! RIPLEY’S BACK TO HIS FEET – WAIT!! NO!! DAVIDSON CLIMBING HIGHER AND STEADIES HIMSELF!! DAVIDSON IS GOING TO MAKE SURE THERE’S NO CHANCE FOR NOBI TO GET BACK TO HIS FEET!! RIPLEY HOLDS THE LADDER — KOOOOOBBBBBEEEEEE!!! DAVID DAVIDSON WITH A DIVING HEADBUTT FROM THE TOP OF A FREAKING LADDER TO NOBI!!
Pierre: THAT’S WHAT THE MAN IS WILLING TO DO FOR THOSE CHAMPIONS, CHERISH!! RIPLEY CLIMBING THAT LADDER!! DAVIDSON IS DOWN!! NOBI ISN’T MOVING!! LIONCROSS… HAS DRAGGED HIMSELF BACK INTO THE RING!! IF THIS IS HIS LAST NIGHT, HE’S GOING TO DOWN SWINGING!! LIONCROSS STUMBLES BACK TO HIS FEET AND GRABS RIPLEY BY THE ANKLE!! LIONCROSS RIPS RIPLEY OFF THE LADDER — SPINNING BACK FIST!! LIONCROSS WITH THAT SPINNING BACK FIST TO RIPLEY!! LIONCROSS STANDS ALONE!! DON’T TELL ME THEY’RE ACTUALLY GOING TO DO IT!! LIONCROSS IS CLIMBING!! LIONCROSS SLOWLY, SLOWLY INCHING HIMSELF CLOSER TO THOSE CHAMPIONSHIPS!! STUFFED CRUST ARE GOING TO DO IT!! LIONCROSS’ FINGERTIPS TOUCHING THOSE CHAMPIONSHIPS!! HE… HE… WHAT?! DAVID DAVIDSON IS BACK UP AND TIPS THE LADDER BACKWARDS!! HOLY SHI— LIONCROSS CRASHES BACK THROUGH THE REMAINING TABLES OUTSIDE THE RING!! WE NEED HELP FOR THE MAN!! HE MAY HAVE JUST FALLEN ABOUT TWENTY FIVE FEET!! HE’S NOT MOVING!! EVEN DAVID DAVIDSON SEEMS SHOCKED!!
(The camera cuts to a replay of David Davidson tipping the ladder back and Lioncross crashing through multiple tables on the outside.)
Pierre: DAVIDSON WASTING NO TIME!! HE’S CLIMBING UP THE LADDER; NOBI SOME HOW TRYING TO DRAG HIMSELF UP, BUT RIPLEY WITH HIS LAST OUNCE OF ENERGY FORCES HIM OUT OF THE RIBS WITH A LOW DROPKICK TO THE SIDE OF THE HEAD!! DAVIDSON’S AT THE TOP OF THE LADDER!! HE HAS ONE CHAMPIONSHIP!! HE HAS ANOTHER!! THE HIGH ROLLERZ HAVE RETAINED THEIR TITLES!!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
(“I Get Money” – 50 Cent picks up as David slumps forward at the top of the ladder out of exhaustion. He drops Ripley down his championship before slowly climbing back down.)
RA: THE WINNER OF THIS MATCH…. AND STTTIIIIIILLLLLLLLLLLL THE UNIFIED TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS!!! THE HIIIIIIIIIIIGGHHHH ROOOOOOOOOLLLLLLEEEEEEEERRRRRRZZZZ!!!!
Pierre; THEY DID IT!! THEY DID IT!! THE HIGH ROLLERZ HAVE RETAINED AT PAIN FOR PRIDE!! LIONCROSS’ FINAL MATCH ENDS IN HEARTBREAK!!
Cherish: Nobi and Lioncross fought until they could no longer; The High Rollerz retain their championships at Pain for Pride!
Pierre: HOLD YOUR HEADS HIGH, BOYS!! ANOTHER TEAM BITES THE DUST!! WHO CAN TAKE THESE CHAMPIONSHIPS OFF THEM?!
(The High Rollerz exit the ring as Nobi recovers on the outside; Lioncross still hasn’t moved. Both Davidson and Ripley walk past Lioncross and wave goodbye before arrogantly making their way back up the ramp, obviously in pain. The stand on the stage and raise their titles in the air before the camera cuts elsewhere.)
DAY ONE (Main Show):
( EAW Intro plays )
( The intro sounds of “I’ll Keep Coming” by Low Roar starts, with the original logo fluttering on the screen… the opening footage shows CM Banks – then known as CM Ronn, at a press conference with Mak and Evan, shaking hands with major execs from Yahoo!, and other well established billionaires such as John Conning, James Shields, and other members of the current EAW Board of Directors. )
( We get a collage of news stories reporting the first year of EAW’s existence. )
TV news host: Apparently a new show is in town in the land of the squared circle, they’re backed by major North American investors seeking to take a different approach at the resurgence of mainstream professional wrestling. This one calls themselves “Extreme Answers Wrestling.
Female TV news voice: An upstart by three professional wrestlers themselves – lead by CM Ronn! Who claims they want to offer the alternative to what the mainstream business has to offer now. This one looks like it might have potential.
( The intro of “I’ll Keep Coming” continues. We see the fluttering of the AWF: EAW logo and soon see newspaper and brief press coverage on EAW closing due to internal conflicts, with AWF quickly acquiring the company and turning it into a brand. )
( We see the reign of Mak as the EAW Champion with Jenny at his side in his legendary reign of complete dominance. We see CM Ronn in competition. The footage also airs the genesis of the careers of wrestling’s most influential figures who would change the course of history; such as Jaywalker, Killswitch, Master of Puppets, among others. )
Male news pundit # 2: The Answers Wrestling Federation which is the leading wrestling organization in the world, currently, seems to have a new flagship show: EAW!
Female ESPN anchor: EAW yet again drawing the highest ratings of the AWF wrestling league, perhaps solidifying themselves as the premiere brand after a month long streak of dominance!
( The intro of “I’ll Keep Coming” nears its end, with press coverage showing the collapse of AWF in Winter 2007, as well as the emergence of two different companies: Answers Championship Wrestling and Extreme Answers Wrestling. )
“Faintly I’ll go”
“To take this head on”
Sports Anchor: One can’t help but be pessimistic, I’m not liking EAW’s chances this time around. Could we see a repeat of before?
Sports co-Anchor: Given EAWs track record and ACWs dominance, I don’t see them lasting two months.
The EAW 08′ symbol flutters on the screen, and we see CM Banks at a press conference in January 2008 with EAWs mega-star acquisitions from AWF: HRDO and Mr. DEDEDE, who stand by posters of EAWs newest creations: “Showdown” and “Dynasty”. We also see a younger Jaywalker, Masters, CIC, and the rookie versions of Captain Charisma and Rated R Shaman in the background with ambitious looks on their faces.)
CM Ronn (overheard): EAW will go to the top and stay there forever! It’s time for a new era, and the time is now……..
Low Roar: “Soon I’ll come around
Lost and never found”
(We see the cult like following of EAW in the form of fans lined outside of venues, chanting vehemently in the crowds, and EAWs Extremists embracing the fan base while putting on the most brutal and hardcore matches on both Showdown and Dynasty.)
( We see press coverage, as well as EAW coverage of the growing popularity and sizes of the EAW fanbase in the heated ratings war between EAW and ACW… )
News anchor # 3: For decades it’s been a financial gamble to invest in United States pro-wrestling. Now with two giants running around in EAW and ACW, it’s kill or be killed for every wrestling company!
“Waiting for my words”
“Seen but never heard”
( The ratings war is continually covered…. until the announcement for the EAW extravaganza: Pain for Pride becomes publicized. )
Sports anchor (overheard): They’re billing this as the biggest show of the year.. but what happens if it flops?
“But I’ll keep coming.”
( The music continues, and the video opens up to Madison Square Garden at Pain for Pride 1, with flashes of news coverage highlighting the records being broken.We see fans piling into the arena, as well as an EAW rally/viewing party taking place in Times Square. Visuals show highlights from some of the most iconic encounters: including Y2Impacts Pain for Pride debut, Captain Charisma’s instant classic match with Rated R Shaman, Jaywalker taking the World Heavyweight Championship into the Main Event of Pain for Pride, Sabina capturing the Vixens Championship, Masters holding up the EAW Championship after winning it in an epic battle, and the Match of the Year award winning contest between Mr. DEDEDE and HRDO with CM Ronn as the referee. )
News Anchor (overheard): The success of Pain for Pride has created a meteoric rise, pushing EAW far ahead of it’s competition!
( Press coverage shows EAW winning ratings battles, “EAW declares victory”, “Big time investment payoff for EAW”, “Pain for Pride: A box office genie in a bottle.”
News co-anchor (overheard): Pain for Pride in Madison Square Garden without question has changed the landscape of the entire sport, now the only question is; where does it go from here?
( A rapid flash of time and events pass…. until we see press coverage for Pain for Pride 2, being headlined by Mak, Captain Charisma, Mister K, Jaywalker and Mr. DEDEDE. It covers PFP 2 being sold out, with a newspaper front page story of EAW acquiring ACW, and coverage on the anticipation of CM Banks’ first Pain for Pride appearance as a performer, as well the up and coming team of RoViper set to make their Pain for Pride debut. )
Low Roar: “Wipe those tears off”
( We see Extreme Enigma ascending the ladder to win Cash In The Vault, and cut to a shot of him on the ramp holding the briefcase with tears running down his face. )
“And make your heart proud”
( We see Mr. DEDEDE and Jaywalker shaking hands following their iconic match, RoViper celebrating for the brief moment they could after winning their Tag Team Championship match, as well as Captain Charisma closing out the show as the new EAW Champion. Press coverage shows the success of Pain for Pride 2. )
“Soon I’ll come around”
“Lost and never found”
Sports radio host (overheard): EAW reaches uncharted territory now. They are the undisputed kings of their castle, they are up there with the top leagues regardless of sport – but are they prepared for the world stage that awaits?
( Press coverage at the time shows EAW entering the New York Stock Exchange in 2009, becoming a publicly traded company with it’s conglomerate of wealthy supporters who have backed it from the beginning. )
“Waiting for my words”
“Seen but never heard”
( Anticipation and hype builds around Pain for Pride 3, showing an empty Soldier Field in Chicago with EAW making its first ever Pain for Pride debut in a major stadium. Press coverage highlights EAW entering the market in 150+ countries.)
Sports anchor: “EAW has already gone to places no professional wrestling company has gone in the last 25 years! But now approaches the true test, this time the entire world is watching!
( Flashes of images show the major matches of Pain for Pride 3, including Starr Stan vs. Jaywalker, Robbie V vs. Heart Break Boy, and the two World Title matches showing Y2Impact in his prime against CM Banks as well as Extreme Enigma entering the event as EAW Championship against Kevin Devastation and Cyclone. )
“But I’ll keep coming”
( The words “I’ll Keep Coming” repeat. The collage of coverage continues, scaling the following years, with headlines coming along with video images including:
“Pain for Pride 3: A three-peat for EAW and for wrestling history” and showing Cyclone celebrating with the EAW Championship.
“Pain for Pride 4: The showcase of immortals” with Robbie V and Heart Break Boy celebrating with their respective World Championships.
“Pain for Pride 5, a founder’s farewell” with CM Banks walking out of the ring and saying goodbye and a salute to the EAW Universe.
“Pain for Pride 6, Doomsday in Seattle; the Universe at attention” featuring Scott Diamond nearly killing EAW and beating his chest on the top turnbuckle.
“Pain for Pride 7, God meets God” with images from ‘Battle of the Gods’ taking place between Mikado Sekaiichi and Mr. DEDEDE.
“Pain for Pride 8: The Greatest Show on Earth” with Devan Dubian celebrating as the Answers World Championship in his hometown, with the entire Wembley Stadium erupting in fanfare.
“The stars align for Pain for Pride 9″ with scenes of the AWC Fatal Four Way, a well as Ares Vendetta coming out on top.” )
( The music stops, and all we see on the screen is: https://i.imgur.com/1sLAfJT.png )
( “Immortality Awaits”. )
( “Let Me Out” by Gorillaz ft. Pusha T and Mavis Staples plays as the graphics package for Pain for Pride X plays. )
Narrator: AND NOW…. FOR THE 10TH TIME EVER…………. EAW PRESENTS: PAIN!!!!!!!!!!!! FOR!!!!!!!!!! PRIDE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
( CUT TO LIVE FEED: We see Metlife Stadium, with “Let Me Out” roaring from the sound system as the super amped up stadium of fans all jump to their feet; many of them holding signs, cheering, waving, and pyro blasts off from the top of the stage. We also have pyro shooting up into the sky from the top of the stadium and fireworks blast in the distant sky. )
Stew-O: 84,676 ARE ON THEIR FEET!!!!!! IMMORTALITY AWAITS EVERY INDIVIDUAL SET TO STEP BETWEEN THOSE ROPES!!!!! FOR THE TENTH TIME, WE REACH THE NEXUS POINT OF WRESTLING LORE! WE STAND AT THE SUMMIT, WE HAVE ARRIVED AT THE ULTIMATE DESTINATION OF EVERY MAN AND WOMAN GIFTED AND BLESSED ENOUGH TO COMPETE IN THIS HALLOWED LAND! WE ARE HERE AT PAIN FOR PRIDE 10!!!!!!!!!
( US Navy Fighter Jets fly over the stadium in formation, and the camera captures sights, sounds and scenes from the audience who are in awe of the set up, the fireworks and the spectacle. )
(The camera cuts to Stew-O and Jake Mercer, dressed up in suits at the Dynasty Announce Table)
Stew: Ladies and gentlemen, always and forever, I am Stew-O, and joined here with me is my partner in crime, Jake Mercer! We once again welcome–
Mercer: Yeah, yeah, yeah, Stew, calm down before you throw out your voice before the first damn match of the night! This is Pain For Pride! Show some restraint for Godsakes! We all know what tonight and tomorrow are all about! We know we’ve got four World Championships on the line, careers on the line, pride on the line – EVERYTHING on the line!
Stew: No doubt about it, and I’ll try to restrain myself, but I make no promises! Let’s take you over to our fellow broadcasters here tonight: Empire’s own StarrStan and SG1!
(The camera cuts to StarrStan in a suit and SG1 in a dress at their position on Empire’s Announce Table)
Starr: It’s great to be back here, and it never ceases to amaze me how many people they’ve managed to pack into this place! Last year at Pain For Pride, I ended my career right there and that ring and tonight, we get to witness people spill blood, sweat, tears, and the remainder of THEIR careers in that very same ring!
SG1: Not only that, but tonight happens to be a historic night for the Womens Division as we witness the first Womens World Championship bout in Pain For Pride history!
Starr: That’s right, and you can be sure the new Empire General Manager, Tarah Nova, is gonna be watching that one closely! Now let’s take it away to our colleagues over on Voltage Commentary, WWEFan and Kawajai!
(The camera cuts to a smiling WWEFan alongside Kawajai as both men are dressed in suits, sitting at the Voltage Announce Table)
Kawajai: Why did Dynasty get the cool spot up near the stage again? We belong up there, Fan! They’re lucky it’s Pain For Pride or I wouldn’t let that slide so easily! This is a monumental weekend and not even they can bring it down for me!
WWEFan: Whatever you say, Kawa, but you’re absolutely right, this is a truly Legendary night just as tomorrow will be as we watch stars become superstars and superstars become Legends! I can’t wait! Let’s take you over to Showdown’s team of Pierre McGuire and Cherish!
(The camera cuts to Pierre McGuire in a suit, alongside Cherish in a dress at Showdown’s Announce Table)
Pierre: An incredible scene here at MetLife, Cherish, and I couldn’t think of a better person to spend it with than you!
Cherish: Aww, thanks, Pierre, you managed to not sound creepy about it for once!
Pierre: Why thank you, I’m usually very nervous, but that perfume you’ve got on tonight is keeping me at ease, or is that just your natural scent?
Cherish: Annndd you made it creepy. Nice try though! Nonetheless, I’ll try to overlook that and do my job because we’ve got an incredible night ahead of us filled with the absolute BEST you’re ever going to find in professional wrestling today!
Pierre: The stars have aligned, the Stadium is packed to capacity, the lights are bright, and the night is ready to get started off! What better way to do that than with a Showdowh contest? Let’s not hold it off any longer and get Day One of Pain For Pride 10 started off with our first match of the night!
( http://i.imgur.com/CdJ1Nfn.png appears on the titantron before the camera turns over to the ring announcer standing in the middle of the ring with the capacity crowd on their feet.)
Ring Announcer: The following contest is scheduled for one fall… AND IS FOR THE EAW NATIONAL ELITE CHAMPIONSHIP!
(“Shock Me” by Baroness echoes throughout MetLife Stadium with the sea of people shooting up to their feet in response, cheering in excitement for Stark appearing on the stage, dressed in a custom vest and tights with psychedelic designs on them, taking in the adulation of the crowd to give him a dose of adrenaline while he walks down the ramp to the ring.)
Ring Announcer: Introducing the challenger, he is from New York City, New York… weighing in 210 pounds… “The Psychadelic Samurai” STTAAARRRRKKKKK!!!
Pierre McGuire: After years of being unable to claim the EAW National Elite Championship, Stark arrives into his second Pain for Pride match on the grandest stage that he could possibly be able to attempt to achieve this goal! Stark found a way to be able to win a Fatal Four-Way Contender’s Match to earn this opportunity with the pressure weighing down on his shoulder!
Cherish: Stark has been determined to dethrone the champion and tonight, he has the opportunity to do just that on such a prestigious event! This would be an amazing Pain for Pride moment in his career to be able to win the championship here tonight!
(“Burn In My Light” by Mercy Drive erupts from the speakers as the crowd goes ballistic for the EAW National Elite Champion Rex McAllister, walking out with the Championship on his shoulder, dressed in black and white tights with a custom hooded vest, before he holds it up high in the air in pride to walk down the ramp.)
Ring Announcer: Introducing his opponent, he is from Sea Isle, New Jersey… he weighs in at 238 pounds… he is the EAW NATIONAL ELITE CHAMPION… “The Rex Master” REEEXXXXX MCCAAALLLLLLIIISSSTTTEEEERRRRR!!!
Cherish: The National Elite Champion makes his Pain for Pride debut in its tenth iteration! He has prevailed against every challenger that has stood against during his reign with the championship, making it known the world that tonight will be no different, even under the brightest spotlight in EAW!
Pierre McGuire: The confidence that Rex McAllister has in himself to walk out of here tonight with his National Elite Championship still in his possession has been displayed throughout the rivalry between these two men, but with merit. He’s been a phenomenal champion and a moment like this would only add to the prestige that he has given to the title already!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Pierre McGuire: The first match of the most monumental event of EAW history has been called to begin and it’s all for the EAW National Elite Championship! The champion Rex McAllister has already handed our referee the championship and jumping up and down with the adrenaline of the moment running through his veins while Stark looks to be calm and collected about this fight that he will take on with him! Both men walk around the ring with both men having a stand-off between each other WHEN STARK LOOKS FOR THE STRIKE TO HIS LEG ONLY FOR REX TO SHOOT BACK TO AVOID IT!
Cherish: Stark firing the first shot in this match to get under the skin of Rex McAllister as both men continue to walk around the ring BEFORE FINALLY GETTING IN WITH THE GRAPPLE TO WHERE STARK GRABS REX BY THE ARM AND TWISTS IT AROUND FOR THE ARM WRINGER ON HIM! Stark twists his arm as Rex winces in pain WITH STARK DRIVING HIS ELBOW TO THE BACK OF HIS ARM TO ADD ONTO THE DAMAGE! Rex seethes in pain when the blow strikes BUT IS ABLE TO FLIP FORWARD TO BE ABLE TO SPIN HIS ARM OUT OF THE CONTROL OF STARK AND GOES AROUND TO HOOKS HIS ARM ON THE WAIST OF STARK! COULD BE LOOKING FOR A GERMAN SUPLEX RIGHT HERE!
Pierre McGuire: BACK ELBOW STRIKE! STARK RATTLES REX MCALLISTER WITH THAT SHOT AS HE SPRINTS INTO THE ROPES BEFORE HE RUSHES IN FOR THE EGO DEATH! RUNNING KNEE STRIKE TO HI– REX MCALLISTER SIDESTEPS AWAY FROM THE KNEE STRIKE AND DROPS HIM TO A KNEE WITH THE CHOP BLOCK TO THE KNEE! Stark is down as Rex grabs him from the back of his head to hoist him up on his feet WHEN REX FLIPS HIM BACK DOWN ONTO THE CANVAS WITH A SIDE-HEADLOCK TAKEOVER! REX KEEPS HIM LOCKED INTO THE GRAPPLE TO KEEP HIM GROUNDED, BUT YOU CAN SEE STARK START TO ROLL AROUND TO BE ABLE TO PICK HIMSELF UP! Stark stands on his two feet LIFTING HIM UP FOR THE BACKDROP SUPLEX… ONLY FOR REX TO USE HIS BODY WEIGHT TO DROP HIM BACK DOWN TO THE CANVAS TO KEEP HIS ARM AROUND HIS THROAT!
Cherish: Stark isn’t going to allow this to continue for much longer as he powers his way straight back up to his feet and starts to force Rex McAllister into the ropes! Stark keeps the pressure onto him as Rex is forced to release him from his grasp, but what is Stark doing? He rises up from him and when Rex starts to walk away from the ropes WHEN STARK GOES FOR AN ELBOW STRIKE TO HIS FACE… ONLY TO SHOW IT WAS FEIGNED AS HE PATS REX ON THE CHEST! Rex McAllister grabs him by the neck and throws him into the ropes LOOKING TO STRIKE HIMSELF… BUT HE TREATS STARK IN THE SAME MANNER AS HE PATS HIM ON THE CHEEK! Stark chuckles and walks forward with that smile on his face ONLY FOR HIM TO GRAB REX BY THE NECK AND FIRE OFF INTO HIS CHEST WITH DEVASTATING KNEE STRIKES!
Pierre McGuire: STARK IS JUST BURYING THOSE KNEES INTO THE CHEST OF REX MCALLISTER BEFORE HE GRABS HIS HEAD TO SNAPMARE HIM DOWN TO THE FLOOR! Rex lies down the canvas WHEN STARK LOOKS TO DRIVE HIS BOOT DOWN TO STOMP HIS HEAD IN! NO! REX IS ABLE TO ROLL OUT OF THE WAY AND GET TO HIS KNEES, BUT STARK CATCHES IT AND SWINGS FOR THE FENCES WITH A ROUNDHOUSE KICK TO THE HEAD! REX DUCKS UNDER THE ROUNDHOUSE KICK AND SHOOTS RIGHT UP TO HIS FEET! Stark faces the National Elite Champion MET WITH A COMBINATION OF ELBOW STRIKES BEFORE A SHOOT KICK BLASTS HIM IN HIS STOMACH! Stark hunches over from the pain when Rex rushes back into the ropes RETURNING WITH A LOW DROPKICK STRIKING STARK INTO THE SIDE OF HIS HEAD! REX MCALLISTER DROPS DOWN ONTO STARK AS HE HOOKS HIS LEG FOR THE PIN ATTEMPT!
Cherish: STARK ALMOST INSTANTLY THROWS HIS SHOULDER UP TO KICK OUT OF THE PIN AS REX QUICKLY RETURNS TO THE SIDE-HEADLOCK ONTO THE CHALLENGER! Rex is doing his best to try and keep the momentum swing of his opponent from getting to a fever pitch as that is where Stark is most dangerous, but Stark is definitely not going to allow himself to be ground for too much longer! He starts to bring himself back to his feet once again BUT REX TURNS HIS ATTENTION TO THE TURNBUCKLE AS HE LOOKS TO TOSS STARK INTO TO KEEP HIM ON THE DEFENSE!
Pierre McGuire: LOOK AT THIS! STARK SPINS OUT AND CHUNKS THE NATIONAL ELITE CHAMPION INTO THE TURNBUCKLE BEFORE HE RESPONDS TO HIM WITH AN ELBOW STRIKE TO THE JAW! Stark lifts Rex up and drapes him onto the top rope as he rolls backwards to take a moment to take in the electricity of the fans BEFORE HE RUSHES IN FOR THE CORNER KNEE STRIKE INTO HIS STOMACH! REX FALLS OUTSIDE TO THE APRON WITH STARK CATCHING HIMSELF ON THE VACANT TURNBUCKLE! STARK RUSHES IN FOR THE LARIAT ONTO REX, BUT REX BLOCKS THE LARIAT AND LEAPS IN THE AIR FOR THE ROPE-HUNG ENZIGURI! BLOCKED! REX DROPS ONTO THE APRON AS STARK RESPONDS WITH AN ENZIGURI OF HIS OWN TO SEND REX STRAIGHT DOWN ONTO THE RING APRON!
Cherish: Stark has dropped the EAW National Elite Champion with a crackling enziguri as he slides through the bottom rope to the outside while Rex McAllister lies on the ring apron! Stark grabs Rex by the head and drags him to where his top half hangs of it, walking back towards the fans in the front row, as he turns around and eyes his opponent! STARK SPRINTS IN AND BASHES REX WITH A STIFF KNEE SHOT TO FACE AS REX’S EYES MIGHT HAVE JUST GLAZED OVER FROM THAT IMPACT! Stark starts to take in the adulation of the crowd before he situates Rex back to where he was and climbs on the ring apron, looking towards straight to the fans as he starts to do his taunt for them, sprinting ahead BEFORE HE DROPS A KNEE STRAIGHT DOWN ONTO THE BACK OF HIS NECK THAT CAUSES BOTH MEN TO COLLAPSE TO THE FLOOR!
Pierre McGuire: Both men on down on the floor when Stark becomes the first to reach a vertical base, bending down to grab Rex McAllister by his head as he throws him back into the ring, climbing onto the ring apron as he holds onto the top rope! He starts to scream for Rex to stand back on his feet and you see the champion fight to get to a standing point WHEN STARK LEAPS ONTO THE TOP ROPE AND FLIES TOWARDS HIS OPPONENT! STARKNADO! SPRINGBOARD TORNADO DDT! STARK SPIKES THE CHAMPION ON HIS HEAD WITH THAT STUNNING MOTION RIGHT THERE! HE HOLDS DOWN HIS OPPONENT TO THE CANVAS TO HOPEFULLY GET A THREE-COUNT!
Referee: ONNNEEE!!!… TWWWOOO!!
Cherish: REX MCALLISTER SHOOTS UP FROM THE CANVAS TO KICK OUT, HOLDING HIS NECK FROM THE ABUSE THAT HAS BEEN DELIVERED TO IT, AS STARK LOOKS TOWARDS HIM WITH A CUNNING SMILE TO HIS FACE! He notices that the knee strikes that he’s been delivering in combination with that Starknado is having an effect on the champion as he returns back to his feet! Stark grabs Rex by his neck and pulls him in THROWING KNEES STRAIGHT INTO HIS CHEST SIMILAR TO BEFORE TO FORCE HIM INTO THE TURNBUCKLE CORNER! Stark grabs Rex by the arm THROWING HIM CLEAR ACROSS THE RING INTO THE OPPOSITE TURNBUCKLE AS HE RU– REX EXPLODES OUT OF THE TURNBUCKLE AND STRIKES WITH A RUNNING LARIAT TO DROP HIM DOWN TO THE CANVAS! HE JUST CAME OUT OF NOWHERE WITH THAT LARIAT AND HAS TURNED THIS MATCH AROUND!
Pierre McGuire: Rex McAllister has taken the high ground in his match with Stark lifting himself up to his feet WHEN REX RETURNS TO DRIVE HIS SHOULDER BEHIND HIS LEFT LEG WITH THE CHOP BLOCK! STARK DROPS DOWN TO A KNEE AND STARTS TO PICK HIMSELF UP AGAIN WHEN REX GRABS THE LEFT LEG AND LIFTS IT UP TO DO A DRAGON WHIP TO BRING HIM DOWN TO THE FLOOR WITH IT! IT SEEMS THAT REX HAS STARTED TO FOCUS ON THE LEFT LEG TO BE ABLE TO WEAKEN THOSE KNEE STRIKES OF HIS! Stark hits the canvas hard before he picks himself up holding his left leg as he turns around AND WHAM! HE’S STRUCK IN THE FACE WITH A HORRENDOUS YAKUZA KICK RIGHT IN HIS JAW! THIS COULD BE THE MOMENT THAT REX WAS LOOKING FOR AS HE DROPS DOWN AND HOOKS HIS LEFT LEG FOR THE PIN!
Referee: ONNNEEE!!!… TWWWOOO!!
Cherish: STARK IS ABLE TO THROW HIS SHOULDER UP FOR THE KICK-OUT, BUT REX MCALLISTER HAS ALREADY STARTED TO DEBILITATION OF HIS LEFT LEG TO WEAKEN HIM! Rex McAllister goes over to the leg left and lifts it up STOMPING INTO THE BACK OF HIS KNEE TO DRIVE IT BACK DOWN INTO THE CANVAS! STARK CRADLES HIS KNEE FROM THE PUNISHMENT THAT HAS BEEN INFLICTED ONTO IT AS HE GRABS THE LEFT LEG AGAIN! HE DROPS HIMSELF DOWN AND WRAPS HIS OWN LEGS AROUND STARK’S LEFT LEG FOR THE GRAPEVINED ANKLE LOCK! HE HAS HIM IN THE ANKLE LOCK ON THAT DAMAGED LEFT LEG, HOPING TO GAIN THE SUBMISSION VICTORY TO RETAIN HIS CHAMPIONSHIP, WHILE STARK HOWLS IN AGONY AS HE STARTS TO CRAWL TOWARDS THE BOTTOM ROPE!
Pierre McGuire: Stark fights and crawls his way over towards the bottom rope, battling for the chance to escape this ankle lock submission from Rex McAllister, with Stark inches away from the bottom rope! CAN HE REACH IT TO BE ABLE TO CALL FOR THE ROPE BREAK? HE DOES! STARK REACHES THE BOTTOM ROPE AND FORCES REX TO RELEASE THE ANKLE LOCK! The referee forces Rex off of his leg as you can see Stark roll and sit up while holding his leg from the pain that he has been put through! Rex has been a pure strategist in this match, using precision on that left leg that he’s targeted, in order to weaken the knee-reliant offense that he has! Rex grabs Stark by his head and starts to hoist him up to his feet BUT STARK STRIKES WITH HARD SHOTS STRAIGHT INTO HIS ABDOMEN!
Cherish: STOMP TO THE LEFT LEG! REX STOMPS RIGHT INTO THE DAMAGED LEG OF STARK WHEN HE STUMBLES AND HOLDS ONTO TO IT IN PAIN! Rex McAllister rushes behind him to the ropes and rebounds RIGHT INTO A KNEE STRIKE INTO THE STOMACH FROM STARK WITH HIS DAMAGED LEG! Rex stands groggy as Stark holds his left leg USING THE RIGHT TO SWING HIS BOOT AROUND FOR THE SPINNING HEEL KICK! REX DROPS LIKE A TON OF BRICKS AS STARK GOES DOWN HIMSELF AND BOTH MEN ARE ON THE FLOOR AS STARK HOLDS HIS KNEE FROM USING HIS LEFT LEG! Stark and Rex McAllister both start to stand themselves up to their feet WHEN REX RUSHES IN FOR THE RUNNING LARIAT! STARK BLOCKS IT AND STRIKES WITH A FEW SLAPS BEFORE DROPPING REX WITH A HEAVY ELBOW STRIKE TO THE JAW! Rex almost collapses from the shot as Stark walks back to the turnbuckle RUSHING BACK TO REX WITH A SHOTGUN DROPKICK STRAIGHT TO THIS CHEST!
Pierre McGuire: BAM! REX MCALLISTER SLAMS RIGHT INTO THE TURNBUCKLE POST AS HE COLLAPSES TO DOWN TO THE CANVAS WHILE LYING ON THE BOTTOM TURNBUCKLE! Stark stands up in the center of the ring and starts to feel the vibration of the crowd as he stomps in the ring RUSHING TO THE TURNBUCKLE BEFORE RETURNING TO REX WITH A HESITATION DROPKICK! REX ROLLS OUT OF THE CORNER HOLDING HIS CHEST AS STARK ROLLS TOWARDS THE RING APRON TO STAND BACK TO HIS FEET! Stark grabs the top rope and leaps up in the air DROPPING DOWN WITH THE SPRINGBOARD ELBOW DROP ON THE HEART OF REX MCALLISTER! STARK HOOKS REX MCALLISTER BY THE LEG AND HOPES TO PUT HIM DOWN FOR THE COUNT!
Referee: ONNNEEE!!!… TWWWOOO!!!…
Cherish: SHOULDER UP BY THE NATIONAL ELITE CHAMPION! REX MCALLISTER HAS KICKED OUT OF THE PIN AND STARK CRADLES HIS LEFT LEG FROM THE DAMAGE IT HAS SUSTAINED! He starts to move it around to get the blood flowing into it as he stands up to his feet to try and walks near the ropes HOLDING HIS FIST IN THE AIR AND HE LOOKS TO STRIKE HIM WITH THE RAINBOW YAWNS! Rex McAllister stands on his feet and turns around RIGHT WHEN STARK LEAPS AND FIRES WITH THE SUPERMAN PUNCH! REX CATCHES STARK ON HIS SHOULDERS AS HE HOPES TO PUT HIM OUT WITH THE FIREMAN’S CARRY DRIVER! KNEE TO THE SIDE OF THE HEAD! ANOTHER KNEE! A THIRD KNEE STRIKE LANDS BEFORE HE DROPS BACK BEHIND AS HE STUMBLES BACK INTO THE TURNBUCKLE CORNER! Rex starts to turn around WHEN STARK RUSHES IN FOR THE EGO DEATH! RUNNING KNEE STRIKE TO HIS FACE!
Pierre McGuire: WHOA! REX MCALLISTER DODGES OUT OF THE WAY AS STARK MISSES WILDLY WITH THE KNEE STRIKE! REX HOOKS HIM FROM BEHIND AS HE LIFTS STARK HIGH IN THE AIR! FALLAWAY SLAM! REX DROPS STARK ON HIS BACK WITH THE FALLAWAY SLAM AND THIS COULD BE THE OPPORTUNITY THAT HE HAS BEEN WAITING FOR! REX HOOKS STARK BY THE INJURED LEG AND HOPES TO PUT HIM AWAY FOR THE COUNT!
Referee: ONNNEEE!!!… TWWWOOO!!!…
Cherish: NO! STARK KICKS OUT OF THE PIN AS REX MCALLISTER HAS BEEN LEFT STUNNED! ABSOLUTE DISBELIEF WASHED OVER THE FACE OF REX AS HE BELIEVED THAT HE HAD PUT AWAY HIS CHALLENGER RIGHT HERE! That face quickly transforms into anger as he jumps to his feet HOOKING HIM BY THE HEAD TO BRING HIM UP TO HIS FEET AS HE GOES TOWARDS THE ROPES! MCALLISTER GOING FOR THE REX EFFECT! STARK SHOVES REX AWAY TOWARD THE CENTER OF THE RING WHILE STARK GETS TO HIS FEET TO RUSH TO HIS OPPONENT! RAINBOW YAWNS! STARK FIRES RIGHT INTO THE JAW OF REX WITH THE SUPERMAN PUNCH! REX DROPS DOWN HIS KNEES FROM THE IMPACT OF THE SUPERMAN PUNCH AND STARK STARTS TO FEEL THE ENERGY OF THE CROWD AS HE WALKS BEHIND THE CHAMPION!
Pierre McGuire: Stark stands behind Rex McAllister and starts to line the National Elite Champion up RUSHING TO STRIKE ON THE BACK OF HIS HEAD WITH STARK’S REGARDS! SUPERKICK TO THE BACK OF HIS HEAD AS REX DROPS DOWN ONTO THE CANVAS FACE-FIRST! STARK ROLLS REX ON HIS SHOULDERS AND HOOKS HIS LEG IN FOR THE PIN ATTEMPT!
Referee: ONNNEEE!!!… TWWWOOO!!!… THHHRRREEE!!
Cherish: UNBELIEVABLE! REX MCALLISTER HAS KICKED OUT OF STARK’S REGARDS! STARK CANNOT BELIEVE THAT REX WAS ABLE TO SURVIVE THE SUPERKICK AND NOW, HE HAS TO RACK AROUND IN HIS BRAIN TO FIND A WAY TO PUT THIS MAN AWAY! Stark walks over and grabs Rex by the head to pull him up, dragging him over towards the turnbuckle corner, LIFTING HIM UP IN THE AIR FOR THE BRAINBUSTER TO START THE SUPER STARK SPECIAL!
Pierre McGuire: REX MCALLISTER FINDS A WAY TO DROP BACK DOWN TO THE CANVAS AND THROW A HUGE ELBOW SMASH TO HIS FACE BEFORE HE HOOKS HIM IN FOR THE REX EFFECT! REX RUNS ON THE TURNBUCKLE AND THE ROPES TO TWIST AROUND AND DROP STARK ON HIS HEAD WITH THE REX EFFECT! A BEAUTIFUL TORNADO DDT AS REX ROLLS STARK ON HIS SHOULDERS TO HOOK HIS LEG IN FOR THE PIN!
Referee: ONNNEEE!!!… TWWWOOO!!!… THHHRRREEE!!
Cherish: THIS IS JUST OUTRAGEOUS! STARK WAS ABLE TO GET HIS FOOT ON THE BOTTOM ROPE TO BE ABLE TO FORCE THE REFEREE TO CALL THE COUNT OFF! Rex McAllister is furious about this as he starts to get heated with the referee about it, but he starts to calm himself down. He grabs Stark by his head as he walks over to the turnbuckle corner CLIMBING ONTO THE TURNBUCKLE WITH HIS HEAD HOOKED IN! IS HE GOING TO DO IT? IS HE GOING TO DO A REX EFFECT FROM THE TOP ROPE?
Pierre McGuire: BAM! STARK STRIKES WITH AN ELBOW STRIKE TO THE FACE OF REX MCALLISTER AS HE SITS ON THE TOP ROPE WITH A GROGGY LOOK ON HIS FACE! Stark reaches up and hooks him in LIFTING UP HIGH IN THE AIR FOR THE BRAINBUSTER! STARK DROPS REX ON HIS HEAD FOR THE CHAMPION COLLAPSES ONTO THE CANVAS! STARK EXITS THE RING AND MAKES HIS CLIMB TO THE TOP OF THE TURNBUCKLE AS THE CROWD IS ON THEIR FEET TO SEE IT! HE LIFTS HIS HANDS HIGH IN THE AIR BEFORE HE MAKES HIS LEAP FORWARD IN THE AIR! SUPER STARK SPECIAL! THE SHOOTING STAR PRESS CAPS OFF THE SUPER STARK SPECIAL AS HE HOOKS HIS LEG FOR THE PIN ATTEMPT!
Referee: ONNNEEE!!!… TWWWOOO!!!… THHHRRREEE!!!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
(“Shock Me” by Baroness plays in the background as Stark rises up to his feet as the emotion is put on display of his face as the referee hands him the EAW National Elite Championship.)
Ring Announcer: Here is your winner… AND NNNNNEEEEEEEEWWWWWW EAW NAAATTTTTTIIIIIIOOOONNNNAAAALLLL EEEELLLLIIIITTTTEEEEE CHAMPION… STTAAARRRRKKKKK!!!
Pierre McGuire: STARK HAS DONE IT! HE HAS DONE IT! AFTER YEARS OF TRYING TO CLAIM THE NATIONAL ELITE CHAMPIONSHIP, HE’S FINALLY DONE IT ON THE BIGGEST PAIN FOR PRIDE STAGE IN THE ENTIRE HISTORY OF EAW! Stark can finally begin the chapter of being a National Elite Champion here tonight at Pain for Pride X!
Cherish: An impressive match that was able to leave me in awe, as Rex McAllister targeted the left leg of Stark to be able to try and take out his knee strikes, but Stark was able to be versatile enough to come out with his Super Stark Special to give him the victory and the National Elite Championship! Congratulations to him and to Rex McAllister for a phenomenal showing here tonight!
(An angry Rex McAllister rips the National Elite Championship from Stark’s grasp as both men get back up to their feet)
Pierre: Uh oh, hold on! We may not be done here if Rex has anything to say about it!
(An exhausted Stark stares down with Rex for several seconds as a visibly upset Rex turns his attention to the National Elite Championship, looking at it)
Cherish: Rex did absolutely everything in his power to keep that Championship around his waist tonight, but in the end, it wasn’t meant to be. He told Stark and the rest of the World he would never let it go, and I think the reality of it is hitting him, and hitting hard!
(Rex reluctantly throws the Championship over Stark’s shoulder and takes his leave, removing his wrist tape as Stark looks on)
Pierre: A surprising showing of respect from Rex after all he said about that man! I think both of these competitors have a newfound respect for one another after that contest! What a great way to start Pain For Pride!
(Stark stands on his feet as he starts to limp on his left leg to make his way to the turnbuckle, jumping up onto the turnbuckle, raising the EAW National Elite Championship high in the air in celebration to take in the moment.)
(The camera transitions backstage to Damien Murrow’s Office, where he’s joined by a confused CM Banks and Devan Dubian)
Devan: What the Hell is this, Murrow? Where is HBB?
(Murrow lets out a sigh)
Murrow: I’m afraid I’m going to have to inform the two of you that the Heart Break Boy… Will not be here tonight.
Banks: You really expect me to believe the Heart Break Boy just let you tell him he can’t wrestle tonight?
Murrow: He had no say in it whatsoever. His body is in absolutely no condition to compete, so we’ve made certain he will not be here. After the assaulted he endured at the hands of Jaywalker and Ares last week, I have officially pulled him from the match.
Banks: And what the Hell are we supposed to do?
(Murrow shrugs before Devan grabs him by his jacket)
Devan: You just don’t give a damn, do you? Since this means nothing to you, after all! You can’t just take him out of the match if he wants to compete!
Murrow: I can, and I have. He’s not here, and he won’t be either. The Heart Break Boy, as far as either of you are concerned, is gone indefinitely. If you want, you can find a partner to replace hm.
Banks: Where do you expect us to find somebody to replace him this late in the game? Are you an idiot?
Devan: I don’t care.
Devan: I don’t care if we find a partner. I don’t care if it’s just the two of us out there against all of them. We’re gonna win this, or I’ll die trying. I’ve been waiting a year and a half to get redemption on Ares, and I’m gonna make Jay pay for what he did to my Hall of Fame Championship, so I don’t give a damn! I’m going out there whether we have a partner or not!
(Devan Dubian storms off as CM Banks looks on. Banks turns his attention to Murrow)
Banks: You’re kind of a shitty GM, you know that? He’s right. We’re not done. I’ll find somebody.
(Banks walks off as Damien Murrow sighs once more, going back to his desk as the camera transitions back to the stage at MetLife Stadium)
(The camera focuses back on the center of the ring where Erica Ford stands wearing a sleeveless satin emerald-colored dress holding a microphone.)
Erica Ford: Ladies and gentlemen, the following contest at Pain for Pride X is the 24/7 Contract Battle Royal!
(The crowd lets off a massive ovation forcing Erica to wait until they finish cheering. Once the stadium calms down, Erica continues to speak.)
Erica Ford: The bell will sound once all competitors have entered and will continue until there is only one Elitist remains. There is no time limit. There are no pinfalls, submissions or disqualifications. The only way a competitor is eliminated by being thrown over the top rope and to the arena floor. When the winner is decided, they will receive the 24/7 Contract: a contract that can be used at any time by the holder for an immediate championship opportunity within one calendar year of winning it. So…. are you ready?
(The MetLife Stadium crowd rises to its feet as they cheer wildly.)
Erica: WITHOUT WAITING ANY LONGER, HERE THEY ARE, THE PARTICIPANTS…
(Plays as pyro goes off near the entrance ramp.)
Stew-O: A quick survey around on a winner, guys? We’ll start with you, WWEFan….
WWEFan: I’m gonna go with Sheridan Muller, she’s on a roll of late and despite any size disadvantage she may have she may be the best wrestler in this match.
Starr Stan: Anybody but Haruna or Azumi…PLEASE.
WWEFan: Will you be serious? Pierre, prediction?
Pierre: I like Darkane here to pick up the win, a gut feeling if you will.
(The camera pans over the stage once more as the first entrant makes his way down the ramp followed by the others)
(Ryan Savage steps onto the stage to a huge pop, holding his arms in the air…)
P. O…P…. THE PRINCE OF PHENOMINAL!
Starr Stan: The prettiest Ryan in EAW.
WWEFan: Can’t disagree with ya there….
(The crowd starts cheering loudly out of respect as Sheridan Mueller makes her way to the ring with a focused stare.)
SIR KILLIAN CHARLEMAGNE!
(After cheering for La Diva as she makes her way down, the crowd immediately starts to heavily boo an American flag-waving Cody Marshall.)
(Haruna and Azumi Goto come out together, seemingly having a disagreement as they go down to the ring arguing.)
THE CONTROL IN THE VAULT HOLDER, AZUMI GOTO!
(Erica is motioned quickly towards a group of officials, one of them getting word via headset about something.)
WWEFan: What’s going on?
Starr Stan: Not sure. There seems to be a hold up in the back….
Pierre: We’re getting word that there is a commotion backstage, we’re rushing to get a camera back there now!
(The camera pans over the ring full of competitors waiting for the match to begin. Seconds later, the picture moves to the backstage area. Jon McAdams and Mike Showman are assaulting ONI, slamming his head against a steel beam, busting him open and leaving him unconscious before backstage agents rush them away.)
Starr Stan: Well there’s one soldier who ain’t gonna make it home!
Stew-O: It was a cowardly assault but an effective one! Our thirty-four-elitist battle royal is down to thirty-three. Oni is being tended to and it’s not looking too good for him competing tonight I must say.
WWEFan: These two call themselves the People with Class and frankly this doesn’t display much class.
Starr Stan: Well it is smart, though. Why go it alone if you are already partners who can be an effective pairing against the rest of the field.
(Jon McAdams and Mike Showman make their way down to the ring to a chorus of boos, joining the already full ring of people as Erica raises the microphone to speak.)
Erica: Ladies and Gentlemen, it appears that ONI has been injured and will not be able to compete.
(The boos get even louder before the lead official, after conferring with the other referees, rings the bell)
DING DING DING!!!
WWEFan: AND HERE…. WE GO! The most massive battle royal in Pain for Pride’s history is underway with representatives from all four brands slugging it out. Scott Diamond…he’s already got Sheridan Muller in his sights as he goes charging in with a running big boot! Sheridan moves out of the way and Diamond crotches himself in the ropes….AND SHERIDAN KNOCKS HIM OUT OF THE RING WITH AN ELBOW STRIKE RIGHT TO THE FACE!
Starr Stan: WHAT!? WHAT!?
Pierre: I CAN’T BELIEVE WHAT I HAVE JUST SEEN! SHERIDAN MULLER JUST ELMINATED ONE OF THE MOST DECORATED PARTICIPANTS IN THIS MATCH! A FORMER WORLD CHAMPION!
Erica Ford: Scott Diamond is ELIMINATED!
(The fans cheer insanely loud as Diamond stands on his feet, eyes wide in absolute shock before snapping into a fit of rage, trying to get back into the ring, pushing and shoving referees as he is escorted away.)
Scott Diamond: I WASN’T READY! I WASN’T READY! DAMN IT! GET OUT OF MY WAY YOU DICKHEADS!
Stew-O: I have never seen anything quite like this!
(The replay on a split-screen shows Diamond looking to score with a big boot, missing and being eliminated.)
WWEFan: We can’t mourn forever though as the action begins to pick up inside the ring! Kaise Boetius and Johnny Nova trading punches! Shaker Jones and Harvey Yorke are laying into each other on one side. Saiko Hotaru, the smallest competitor in the match by quite a bit, is trying to fend off the attack of La Diva! La Diva has her on the ropes, trying to push her over, but Hotaru smashes a foot right to La Diva’s nose!
Pierre: Showman and McAdams continue their rampage, they immediately have Chris Bradshaw up on the turnbuckle, struggling to get him out! Bradshaw fighting for his life but he’s up, over and out to the floor, he’s done!
Erica Ford: Chris Bradshaw is Eliminated.
Stew-O: I know that neither of us picked him, but we all assumed Scott Diamond was going to go much further in this contest than he did and many considered him a favorite to win this match. Now that he’s out, who do you keep an eye on here?
Starr Stan: Sheridan obviously! She’s already taken one of the big dogs out and you notice that nobody has anything in mind for her. All the participants are keeping their distance and Sher is just standing there, waiting for someone to dare take the fight her and Shaker Jones does…. he whiffs on a LARIAT……GERMAN SUPLEX!
WWEFan: SHERPLEX CITY! GERMAN EFFICENCY ON FULL DISPLAY IN THE EARLY GOING!
Pierre: Meanwhile over there in the far corner you see Lethal Consequences laying into Mike Showman with some hard chops to the chest but Jon Adams is there to rake the eyes and ward him off. The People with Class working collectively here in the early going.
Stew-O: Over there in the corner! Haruna and Azumi have someone going out over the top rope…. it’s Ryan Lecavlier! She’s been eliminated by the Power Couple from Empire!
Erica Ford: Ryan Lecavlier has been eliminated!
(Ryan slaps her hands down on the apron in frustration as Haruna and Azumi share a hug in the ring.)
Starr Stan: I don’t know if I can take these two for a whole battle royal.
Pierre: But you’re used to it! You see them all the time on Empire.
Starr Stan: Wrestling again is sounding better by the day….
WWEFan: Focus here, guys! We’ve got Johnny Nova and Kaise Boetius still battling in the center of the ring! Kaise tries a high kick but Nova catches the leg, pulls him in and delivers a devastating spinning spinebuster! Haruna and Azumi have picked out their next target as they decide to double team another Empire elitist, the young Kimi Hendrix!
Pierre: Anthony Leonhart is working over Sir Killian Charlemagne in the corner with a vicious choke hold…. Killian manages to get a thumb to the eye and then scores a vicious European uppercut! Prince of Phenomenal showing a little fire here in this match suddenly attacking everything in sight! Running high knee to Mike Showman! A spinning back fist to Sheridan, stunning the German! Then a missed clothesline by Harvey Yorke…PELE KICK! THE PHENOMINAL PRINCE KICKING SOME MAJOR LEAGUE ASS RIGHT NOW!
Stew-O: WATCH OUT WATCHOUT! KAISE BOETIUS FROM BEHIND WITH A RUNNING KICK RIGHT TO THE BACK, STUNNING POP AS HE WAS TRYING TO GET UP FROM THAT PELE KICK…KAISE GRABS POP BY THE NECK AND NOW HE’S GONE!
Erica Ford: The Prince of Phenomenal has been eliminated!
Pierre: Wow. That is two former Answers World Champions eliminated now!
WWEFan: And only one remains now as Lethal Consequences is in bad shape, trying to get out of the grips of Jon McAdams and Mike Showman, they have him teetering on the verge of elimination here on the ropes, but Theron Nikolas, a man we hadn’t seen much of tonight, comes in and pulls at Mike Showman’s EYES from behind with fingers!
Starr Stan: AND LOOK AT THIS…La Diva is challenging Sheridan Muller to battle! I don’t think this is smart…
Pierre: I’m not sure anyone would mistake La Diva for a MENSA member, but she’s in the face of Sheridan who is just standing there stoically until La Diva tries an elbow strike…Sheridan counters with an elbow strike of her own to that same elbow! La Diva recoils in pain but Sher doesn’t relent, kick to the midsection…. Sheridan picks her up…. She’s looking towards Haruna, Azumi and Kimi Hendrix, who the married couple are trying to eliminate…. SHERIDAN THROWS LA DIVA TOWARDS THE THREE OF THEM FROM A POWER BOMB POSITION! DIVA CRASHES INTO KIMI AND BOTH TUMBLE OVER THE TOP ROPE AND TO THE ARENA FLOOR!
Starr Stan: WOW.
Stew-O: I have seen it….and I STILL CAN’T BELIEVE IT!
Erica Ford: Both La Diva and Kimi Hendrix have been ELMINATED!
WWEFan: That’s definitely going in the highlight montage! We’re down to 28 people now as-
Starr Stan: 27, Fan. ONI is not here now and from the way the People with Class left him bloodied it doesn’t look like we’re going to be seeing him tonight.
Pierre: The action fast and furious though as Cody Marshall has both Kaise Boetius and Carson Ramsay, another great champion involved in this match, in a choke hold, one hand for each arm…Dakane and Carson look at each other…. DOUBLE KICK TO THE GROIN…DOUBLE DDT! They get up and celebrate a little bit, the crowd roaring in approval but they are attacked from behind! McAdams and Showman at it again as Showman knocks over Kaise and McAdams dumps Ramsay up over and out! CARSON RAMSAY IS OUT!
Erica Ford: Carson Ramsay is eliminated!
WWEFan: This is astonishing. We’ve already seen some highly decorated, well-respected veterans like Carson Ramsay, POP! This field is wide open right now and anyone can come up and take it!
Starr Stan: What about Lethal Consequences? Former World Champion on multiple occasions, back in the fray for his chance to return to previous glory! He’s not backing down from a fight! And Cody Marshall is trying to eliminate Darkane now, Darkane’s arms wrapped around the ropes, his body in an extremely dangerous position!
(Suddenly “She Looks Good” (Angry Kids Remix) By Jim Johnson plays and the picture switches to just behind an emerging figure walking to the entrance way with long legs taking a confident, model-like stride. Amy-Jayne emerges onto the stage holding a microphone to a chorus of boos as the action in the ring for the most part stops, everyone turning to see what’s going on. Anthony Leonhart smiles and points towards the stage.)
Starr Stan: We are in the presence of the IT Girl from Baton Rouge, the lovely and talented Amy-Jayne!
WWEFan: For those of you not familiar, she’s a competitor on Empire. Very talented and with a great upside but why is she out here in the middle of this battle royal!?
Amy-Jayne: Good evening, little people! It’s a pleasure to be here in America’s Used Enema, East Rutherford, New Jersey!
(The crowd boos a bit as the camera pans over the confused expressions of the battle royal participants, Haruna and Azumi sharing a word with each other.)
Haruna: She…. work here?
Amy-Jayne: Now, I know you all see the wonderful muscles of my lovely beau and tag team partner, Anthony Leonhart in the ring!
(Anthony blows a kiss to Amy as the crowd continues to boo heavily.)
Amy-Jayne: I saw what happened to that ONI guy. It’s unfortunate. Howevah, since he is unable to compete, I guess I can fill his spot. Maybe I can show Sheridan there how to pick out better clothing. Basic black, it’s not really you, shug. Oh! It’s the married couple……and I’m not talking about the People with Class.
(The crowd laughs a bit as McAdams scoffs a bit, Showman much more furious, holds the ropes demanding for her to come into the ring.)
Amy-Jayne: Relax, my baby…. I’m talking about Haruna and Azumi. Don’t you already have a floating contract thing amajigger, Azumi? And Haruna, how many times are we going to see you get your ass beat in a title match, huh? I mean…. I see a lot of old guys like Lethal Consequences, nobodies like Kaise , guys who can’t hold a candle to my partner in sexy, Anthony……what?!
(The crowd cheers as several members of security come to the stage, surrounding Amy-Jayne.)
Amy-Jayne: WHAT IS THIS ABOUT!? CAN’T YALL SEE IM TALKING!?
Officer: Commissioner HRDO sent a message and requested that you be removed not only from the stage, but from the building. Your presence is considered an unnecessary disruption and you are not in this match. Please…this way.
(A furious Anthony Leonhart is screaming at the top of his lungs for them to let Amy go, but she is escorted from the stage area, microphone still in hand.)
Amy-Jayne: YOU CAN’T DO THIS TO THE IT GIRL! LET ME BACK OUT THERE!
WWEFan: Well that was ……unique.
Stew-O: Looks like she was trying to get involved in the Battle Royal but our Chairman Said no.
(Anthony turns around, still seething, pointing to random Elitists in the ring, shouting at them before shoving Sheridan and then Cody Marshall, Marshall responds with an uppercut and the resulting melee restarts the battle royal)
Pierre: After that self-advertisement from Amy-Jayne, we are back to the action in the ring as Sheridan, Lethal Consequences, Cody Marshall and others are all ganging up on Anthony Leonhart in the corner! His girlfriend’s mouth wrote checks that his ass will have to cash! But he’s holding his own! Headbutt sends Sheridan flying! A hard right hand takes down Cody Marshall! Darkane is taken down with a right elbow shot to the face! Haruna and Azumi of all people come at him and try to attack him and they get him in position for a vertical suplex….IT DOESN’T WORK, THEY GO UP AND DOWN AS ANTHONY SHOWS OFF HIS STRENGTH WITH A DOUBLE VERTICAL SUPLEX!
Starr Stan: That kid is a Hoss. He’s having his way……WAIT A SECOND!
WWEFan: DARKANE FROM BEHIND WITH A STEEL CHAIR RIGHT TO THE BACK! THAT SENT HIM RIGHT TO HIS KNEES! HOW DID HE GET THAT IN THERE!
Pierre: He slid out of the ring while everyone was distracted by Amy-Jayne a few moments ago and now he’s wearing out the back of Anthony Leonhart with vicious chair shots…. El Ironico tries to intervene and gets taken out with a chair shot straight to the head! MY GOD! Theron Nikolas feasting on the scraps, tossing a lifeless man over the top rope and to the floor!
Erica Ford: El Ironico has been eliminated!
Stew-O: Darkane laying waste to anything within chair’s length! A strike to the back of Kaise Boetius! A shot to the head of Marco Fedor……and….it appears that some of his “followers” are jumping over the barricade and pulling the White Wolf to safety on the outside! Darkane swinging wildly barely misses taking off the head of Jacob Moore, who wisely slides out to the floor as well!
Starr Stan: Looks like we have a chairman in case HRDO gets his clock cleaned by Eclipse.
WWEFan: Really, man?
Pierre: What is Saiko Hotaru doing? She’s sliding out of the ring and digging underneath the ring apron…. she’s pulling out a pair of wooden tonfa? What on earth!?
Starr Stan: WHY DOES EVERY ASIAN GIRL ON EMPIRE HAVE TO BE A NUTJOB OR LIKE TO USE WEAPONS!? CAN’T PEOPLE JUST WRESTLE ANYMORE!?
Pierre: Darkane has his back turned, looking for people to swing at with his chair but nothing but a sea of laid out Elitists is greeting him! He turns around and Hotaru strikes him with a quick pair of body blows with her tonfa, taking him down! Anthony tries to do something and he gets a shot right to the GROIN!
WWEFan: Amy-Jayne is not going to be pleased with that!
Stew-O: Leonhart, for obvious reasons, is on the ground and Saiko is standing tall in the ring, but JON MCADAMS AND MIKE SHOWMAN AGAIN WITH A DOUBLETEAM! THIS TIME A PAIR OF AXEHANDLE BLOWS FROM BEHIND! SHE’S BARELY HALF YOUR SIZE, GUYS! COME ON! AND THE TWO OF THEM TEAM UP TO TOSS HOTARU OUT!
Erica Ford: Saiko Hotaru has been eliminated.
Starr Stan: Another Empire representative gone….
WWEFan: 24 people remain here in this 24/7….
(“Breakdown” by Lady of Rage plays as La Diva returns to the stage with her signature glowing shoes, dancing on the stage before taking a huge sprint and sliding about halfway down the stage as the crowd cheers her on.)
Pierre: It’s time to FEEL LA GLOW apparently as La Diva returns to this match that she’s already eliminated from! What is she doing!? She’s going down and grabbing a ladder from underneath the ring. This is the second time in the match that we have had the entire ring stop and stare at someone from Empire. Stan, what on earth goes on over there?
Stew-O: I thought I saw weird every week…..
(La Diva sets up “La Ladder” in the ring, climbing it as everyone else looks around in confusion.)
Megan Raine: WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU DOING!?
La Diva: Where’s the briefcase!? Isn’t this Cash in the Vault Contract ladder match at Pain for Pride PPV 10!?
Megan Raine: No….this is the same match that you got eliminated from.
La Diva: Oh……
Pierre: Wait a second..DARKANE IS TIPPING THE LADDER OVER! LA DIVA CRASHES TO THE ARENA FLOOR FROM NEAR THE TOP OF THE LADDER! WHAT THE HELL!?
WWEFan: Well she did already get eliminated. She had no business in the ring.
Stew-O: Wait! Anthony Leonhart picks up the ladder, left behind by La Diva and is using it as a weapon, hammering people left and right with it. Mike Showman, Shaker Jones! Even takes a swing at Ryan Savage! He’s crushing everyone! He swings at Darkane and misses…and Darkane takes him down with a vicious chop block and Anthony’s own head bounces off of one of the rungs! MY GOD!
Pierre: Meanwhile, Haruna and Azumi are working together again, this time to throw out Arete Silverlance! Both of her feet touch the floor and she lands standing up, but the refs are telling her she’s outta here!
Erica Ford: Arete Silverlance has been eliminated!
Pierre: The field continues to whittle down here in Metlife Stadium as Marco Fedor is back in the ring and immediately gets taken down with a Superman punch from Ryan Savage! The former champion is asserting himself in this match, trying to work his way back into title contention…..SPEAR TAKES DOWN TIG KELLY! Savage is running wild here but Darkane is up and takes him down with a DDT RIGHT ONTO THAT SAME STEEL CHAIR HE WAS USING EARLIER!
Stew-O: And now Kaise Boetius, Lethal Consequences and Johnny Nova are all triple teaming Savage trying to take him out, but Theron Nikolas and Anthony Leonhart join in the battle and now we have a six man melee in the middle of the ring!
WWEFan: Sheridan Muller is in trouble on the ropes via Cody Marshall, who is trying to throw her out….Sherridan is so close to elimination but she manages to break free, CODY MARSHALL GOES OVER THE TOP AND HE’S ON THE APRON! HE’S HANGING ON TO THE ROPES TRYING TO KEEP HIMSELF IN BUT SHERIDAN IS ON THE ATTACK, MARSHALL USES ONE HAND TO PUSH THE MUCH SMALLER MULLER AWAY EFFORTLESSLY AND SCRAMBLES BACK INTO THE RING!
Starr Stan: Azumi and Haruna from behind, attacking Sheridan, trying to beat her up some more! But Megan Raine comes forward to even the odds….THERON NIKOLAS COMES IN FROM BEHIND AND USHERS HER OVER THE TOP ROPE AND TO THE FLOOR!
Erica Ford: Megan Raine is Eliminated!
Stew-O: Another elimination for Nikolas, who has been picking off people and picking his spots, fighting a very intelligent battle royal so far…..Oh My God.
WWEFan: NO WAY…NO DAMN WAY!
(An obviously injured but smiling ONI staggers to the stage, a smile on his face as he makes his way to the ring, a still bloody bandage over his head and a chain wrapped around his arm.)
Pierre: One of the most dangerous people in EAW is walking down to the ring and Jon McAdams and Mike Showman are prepared for battle! They tried to take this man out and now they’re going to have to pay the piper! Oni slides into the ring as Showman charges forward….ONI IMMEDIATELY CLOTHESLINES HIM WITH THE STEEL CHAIN! MCADAMS COMES IN FOR THE SUPER KICK AND MISSES, ONI TAKES HIM DOWN WITH A HEADBUTT!
(The contact sends McAdams down and the camera zooms in on Oni’s bleeding face as blood starts to trickle down his forehead, the smile still there.)
Starr Stan: And now ONI turning his attention to the other participants in the match….SHAKER JOKES CLOTHESLINED OUT AND TO THE FLOOR, RIGHT AT THE FEET OF FEDOR, WHO IS STILL RECOVERING ON THE OUTSIDE!
Erica Ford: Shaker Jones has been eliminiated!
WWEFan: He’s not done, boys! He takes out Harvey Yorke with a sensational Busaiku running knee strike! He’s gone as well!
Erica Ford: Harvey Yorke is eliminated!
Pierre: The rampage of this monster, this Atrocity continues as Sheridan tries to assert herself and she gets taken down with a hiptoss. ONI turns around into a charging Sir Kilian Charlemagne…ONI BACKBODY DROPS HIM OUT TO THE ARENA FLOOR! OH MY GOD!
Erica Ford: Sir Killian Charlemagne has been eliminated!
Stew-O: Tig Kelly and Khamsin are trying to intervene now and stomp away at this house of fire now, they manage to get the chain off of him and Kelly takes him down with a snap suplex…but ONI SITS RIGHT UP AND THE TWO OF THEM FREEZE IN THEIR TRACKS! ONI is getting back up but Showman is now attacking him from behind! Showman in a frenzy tries to send him over and does, but ONI lands on the apron!
Starr Stan: And Tig and Khamsin try to take HIM OUT! Sending him over the ropes as Jon McAdams comes over to try to make the save! Showman is on his feet on the apron, as is ONI! Showman tries a super kick but ONI, even with the limited space, avoids it. ONI PUTS SHOWMAN ON HIS SHOULDERS…….DEATH VALLEY DRIVER ON THE APRON! OH MY GOD! SHOWMAN IS OUT AS HE FALLS THE FLOOR A CRUMPLED HEAP!
Erica Ford: Mike Showman has been eliminated!
WWEFan: Erica Ford getting busier with ONI here in this match! He has arrived and made a huge impact! He’s got to get back into the ring and he does, the crowd cheering on this monster of a human being! I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything quite like what we’ve seen here in this battle royal!
Stew-O: That elimination got us down to 19 participants as the ring is starting to get a lot less full. We have heavy favorites, dark horses and long shots. Former champions and rookies! Marco Fedor goes straight after ONI, these two have had their battles in the past as members of the Sanatorium and Wolvesden, the fight continuing here! Hard rights and lefts from both men, slugging it out in the center of the ring. FEDOR getting the better of the exchange, rocking a seemingly exhausted ONI! BUT JUST AS FEDOR GAINS THE ADVANTAGE, THERON SWOOPS IN AND THROWS HIM OVER THE TOP ROPE!
Pierre: He grabs that top rope, catching himself on the apron! Incredible display of agility and improvisation…..but lookout….TIG KELLY WITH A SPRINGBOARD DROPKICK SENDS HIM FLYING AMONGST HIS FOLLOWERS, BOTH FEET TOUCHING THE FLOOR!
Erica Ford: Marco Fedor has been Eliminated!
Stew-O: Tig Kelly gets a nice elimination of the night with an assist from Theron Nikolas! The action continues in the ring as Cody Marshall and Anthony Leonhart hook up in the ring, doing battle like two giant battling bulls! Leonhart is getting the better of it and is trying to eliminate him but Cody responds with a thumb to the eye, managing to stay alive for now!
WWEFan: This has been some crazy fight and we’re still not even halfway through! Eighteen of our starting thirty four remain and the action is still just as intense. Khamsin and Jacob Moore are doubleteaming Ryan Savage though, trying to get him over the ropes….double team clothesline sends him reeling but he’s still alive…They go for another and this time Savage ducks underneath, Savage from behind slips between the two, picking up a leg of each man and dumping them both over and out to the floor! An incredible show of strength by Savage!
Erica Ford: Both Khamsin and Jacob Moore are Eliminated!
Starr Stan: Great display of strength by SAVAGE! Kaise Boëtius FROM BEHIND, CLOTHELINES SAVAGE OUT AND HE’S ELMINATED AS WELL, TO THE DISBELIEF OF THE CROWD!
(Ryan Savage has to be restrained as he tries to rush back into the ring after Kaise who waves goodbye with a smirk.)
Erica Ford: Ryan Savage has been eliminated!
Pierre: And isn’t that a shocker, gentlemen? The man returning to Dynasty to try and seize an opportunity at greatness denied. Meanwhile, Haruna and Azumi have now singled out Sheridan Muller for assault, clubbing her with elbows and knees in a corner as Sheridan tries to cover up! They have been Harassing that woman for a while!
WWEFan: Tig Kelly is attacking Mark Michaels in the corner trying to lift him out…DARKANE COMES CHARGING OUT OF NOWHERE WITH A RUNNING KNEE THAT DESTROYS TIG AND SENDS MICHAELS OUT!
Erica Ford: Mark Michaels has been eliminated!
Starr Stan: Look at this! Lethal Consequences and Johnny Nova working as a unit, attacking Anthony Leonhart and Tig Kelly! Theodore Hilfiger comes into the fray to help Eliminate Tig Kelly…they dump him out to the apron but he survives. BUT NOT FOR LONG! A SUPER KICK FROM KAISE BOETIUS SENDS THE FORMER NATIONAL ELITE CHAMPION CRASHING TO THE ARENA FLOOR!
Erica Ford: Tig Kelly is eliminated!
Stew-O: We are getting down to some real serious business, boys! Just the lucky thirteen left! Sheridan is still here! Theron Nikolas, Cody Marshall….and look at this! Lethal Consequences and Johhny Nova are swarming over Theodore Hilfiger! The two of them work together and get him into the ropes!
Starr Stan: Look at this though, Azumi and Haruna have Sheridan in a similar situation! Darkane makes the save there, taking down Haruna with a leg sweep! That enables Sheridan enough to get free, driving her boot right into Azumi’s chest! Darkane being a good Samaritan and all but he better hope that move doesn’t come back to haunt him!
WWEFan: Meanwhile, Cody Marshall and Anthony Leonhart are still locked into a wild battle. Leonhart and him tie up but then break up. Anthony’s gesturing to his chin? Does he want Marshall to attack? He does…..MARSHALL WITH A FOREARM SHOT! I swear I saw a tooth fly out of Anthony’s mouth! But he is unfazed and responds with a vicious strike of his own! And now Marshall! And Anthony! And Marshall! AND ANTHONY! MARSHALL! ANTHONY! MARSHALL! ANTHONY! MARSHALL! ANTHONY! MARSHALL!
(The crowd cheers as the two men continue to hammer away at each other, both landing forearms to the face in succession, neither man falling down.)
Pierre: What’s a battle royal without some strong style action going on! The two of them are exchanging blows, toe to toe, face to face! Neither man backing down! MARSHALL LANDS A PAIR OF THEM! HE’S DARING MARSHALL TO RESPOND! MARSHALL DOES RESPOND WITH A VICIOUS FOREARM OF HIS OWN! AND THEN A SLAP TO THE FACE! ANTHONY LANDS ANOTHER SHOT RIGHT TO THE FACE….CODY GOES FOR ONE BUT ANTHONY BLOCKS IT….SLAP TO THE FACE….BIG TIME LARIAT THAT SENDS MARSHALL DOWN TO THE CANVAS!
Stew-O: Uh-oh, watch out! Kaise Boetius and Jon McAdams grab Anthony by the tights and are trying to force him over the top rope and out! Theodore Hilfiger comes to help out and together all of them take out Anthony Leonhart! He’s been eliminated!
Erica Ford: Anthony Leonhart has been eliminated!
WWEFan: ONI WITH ANOTHER KNEE STRIKE SENDS HILFIGER OUT AS MCADAMS AND KAISE GET OUT OF THE WAY! ANOTHER ELIMINATION!
Erica Ford: Theodore Hilfiger is elmimnated!
Pierre: Look here now, Cody Marshall has Kaise Boetius in a precarious position in one corner…..but he manages evade the attack and now it’s Kaise landing a lot of vicious, shoot kicks right to the chest and midsection of Marshall! He’s taking a beating right now! Theron tries to attack from behind but Lethal takes him down with a brilliant jumping roundhouse kick right to the chest! Darkane from behind though on the attack as Cody pulls him in by the arms, holding his ribs exposed as Darkane rams that damn steel chair of his right into the abdomen of Darkane!
WWEFan: Sheridan locks in a sleeper hold on the former World Champion Lethal Consequences, jumping on his back in attempt to put him to sleep! Lethal is struggling, he’s losing breath and bloodflow and he’s taking a knee! He could be on his way out!
Starr Stan: I don’t like this strategy though! Sheridan doesn’t have the power to just pick up Lethal Consequences and drag him to the elimination if-
Pierre: I’m not going to doubt that young lady’s ability after watching her lift another human being and throw her like a shotput into another human being. I’m not putting anything past her.
Stew-O: Doesn’t look like we’re going to have to worry about it though because Lethal Consequences manages to drive her back into the corner breaking the hold. Sheridan, fatigued and reeling, walks right into an Acid Reign diamond cutter! What a maneuver!
WWEFan: Johnny Nova is getting hit in the corner with some shoot kicks from Darkane and he gets hit with a vicious one that sends him doubling over, Darkane picks him up….He’s going for a tombstone!? NO! Nova overpowers him and takes him over into a tombstone position! Darkane is trying to escape but Nova transitions into a fireman’s Carry! Benadryller! And now Darkane is in trouble…..he’s fallen to the canvas but is picked up by Haruna and Azumi, two women trying to set themselves up as winners! Azumi lands a vicious kick right to Darkane’s face! Haruna follows up with palm thrusts to the body! Cody Marshall trying to eliminate Oni as Haruna and Azumi prepare to try to take out Darkane……Cody gets sent reeling into Haruna who bumps into Azumi, taking her down!
Starr-Stan: Azumi gets up and turns her attention to Haruna, giving her spouse a shove as she gets up?
Azumi: OI! WATCH WHERE YOU’RE GOING!
Haruna: Tranquilo, Azumi. I got bumped into by-
(Azumi pushes her again as the crowd stars to cheer a bit.)
Azumi: You watch yourself….I don’t care who bumped into you. You don’t TOUCH me when we’re in a wrestling ring!
(Haruna, getting a bit frustrated pushes back as the two square off face to face.)
Pierre: This is a bit surreal! Two women who have recently married square off in the ring, staring each other down, each one poised for combat…SHERIDAN FROM BEHIND ON HARUNA…REVERSE EXPLODER SUPLEX! AZUMI RUSHES IN…..EXPLODER SUPLEX RIGHT INTO THE TURNBUCKLES FOR AZUMI! Lethal Consequences behind Sheridan as she gets up to her feet….he misses on the Acid Reign this time as Sheridan makes him pay….GERMAN SUPLEX! Lethal Consequences trying to scramble to get to his feet but gets cut off by Theron ad gets thrown out! Lethal holds onto the ropes….but a SHOULDER BLOCK BY KAISE BOETIUS SENDS OUT THE FORMER WORLD CHAMP!
Erica Ford: Lethal Consequences has been eliminated!
WWEFan: We’re down to 10, guys! Who is going to walk away with the contract and an opportunity of a lifetime!? Cody Marshall just made Kaise Boetius do a 360 flip with a running big boot! He takes down Sheridan with the same! And another one to ONI THAT SENDS HIM OVER THE ROPES! ONI IS ON THE VERGE OF ELIMINATION BUT EVERYONE IS BEING TAKEN DOWN WITH RUNNING BIG BOOTS! SHERIDAN! AZUMI! JOHNNY! MCADAMS! DARKANE!
Starr Stan: Look at this though, ONI manages to skin the cat and pull himself back into the ring, Marshall looking for a discus clothesline…ONI ducks under it….ONI rises….AND SLAPS THE TASTE RIGHT OUT OF MARSHALL’S MOUTH!
Stew-O: I’m not sure that’s the wisest decision ONI has made as Cody is trying to track him down….but look at this! DARKANE! KAISE BOETIUS! JOHNNY NOVA! EVERYONE STILL IN THE MATCH IS HELPING ONI GET RID OF CODY MARSHALL INSTEAD! CODY MARSHALL IS OVER THE ROPES! CODY MARSHALL IS PUSHED TO THE FLOOR! CODY MARSHALL IS GONE!
Erica Ford: Cody Marshall has been Eliminated!
Pierre: We are down to 9 here in this match as 24 have gone by the wayside. Azumi, Haruna, Sheridan, ONI, Johnny Nova, Jon McAdams, Theron Nikolas, Kaise, and Darkane! One of them will be leaving here with a life and career-changing opportunity! It’s a chance to guarantee you’ll be millionaire overnight! Kaise is trying to battle with ONI, slugging it out!
WWEFan: This has to be the part of the match where those who are so accustomed to brawling and slugging it out have a distinct advantage over technical wrestlers. Pinfalls and submissions don’t count! Kaise getting the better of the exchange….or SO WE THOUGHT UNTIL ONI RESPONDS WITH ANOTHER VICIOUS HEADBUTT….Kaise turns right around into a doubleteam SUPERKIIIIIIIICK COURTESY OF Darkane and Johnny! ONI finishes him off with a clothesline sending him up over and out!
Erica Ford: Kaise Boëtius has been eliminated!
Starr Stan: JON MCADAMS! HE FINALLY CAUGHT ONI BY SURPRISE, ELMINATING HIM! ONI IS OUT AND AS HE GETS UP TO HIS FEET HE REALIZES IT’S OVER!
Erica Ford: ONI has been eliminated!
Stew-O: The numbers are getting thin here! Jon not wasting a second of his opportunity to gloat about eliminating ONI, the young man screaming in his loudest voice! He is screaming at the top of his lungs for ONI to leave but ONI is just casually walking around ringside!
Jon McAdams: YOU, ARE YOU DEAF! ITS TIME FOR YOU TO LEAVE! ITS TIME FOR YOU TO…OHHHH!
(The crowd erupts as ONI spits his dreaded black mist into the eyes of Jon McAdams, leaving him a blind, confused mess as ONI makes his way to the back after picking up his chain.)
Pierre: That black mist just made Jon a vulnerable target, a target that Darkane takes advantage of using his GraveDigger! Darkane pulls McAdams out and tosses him over and to the floor, ending his bid for the 24/7 contract!
Erica Ford: Jon McAdams is eliminated!
WWEfan: This match is getting more bizzare by the second! We’ve only got seven fighters left though now so the end is nigh! Azumi and Sheridan continue their battle, but here comes Darkane! He starts punching at both women indiscriminately! Haruna coming in to help her friend and one of her long-time rivals…
Starr Stan: In her imagination.
Stew-O: The shade! But Haruna does catch a vicious elbow to the face from Darkane before he starts working over both ladies again…..ARE YOU KIDDING ME! THERON NIKOLAS THROWS HARUNA OUT OF THE RING TO THE FLOOR! WHERE IS THE HONOR IN THAT!?
Erica Ford: Haruna Sakazaki is eliminated!
Pierre: The action continues as Azumi muscles her way out of the corner in a blind rage, kicking at everthing that moves! Sheridan, Darkane, Theron, and even Johnny are feeling her wrath! She is inscencesd that Haruna was eliminated!
Starr Stan: Why the hell would she care? This is why I find the two of them crazy! They spent all this time saying it was about themselves, that they would prove that they were number one, And she was all about how Haruna was holding her back or whatever!? Why be sad that she got dumped out! It wasn’t you!
WWEFan: Good points but right now it doesn’t matter as Azumi tries to eiminiate Darkane, Johnny Nova coming over to help out but runs into Darkane, the two of them exchanging punches! Sheridan watching all of this and trying to get a rest but decides to attack Azumi! She’s got Darkane almost out but now Sheridan has her…LIFTING HER UP AND OUT TO THE ARENA FLOOR BOTH AZUMI DROPS TO THE OUTSIDE WHILE DARKANE NARROWLY SAVES HIMSELF ON THE APRON, ROLLING BACK IN!
Erica Ford: Azumi Goto has been eliminated!
Pierre: And just like that we’re down to four! Theron Nikolas, Sheridan Mulller, Darkane and Johnny Nova! Who will survive!? Sheridan, Theron and Darkane all look at each other and then at Johnny Nova….and Johnny knows that they are all gunning for him, fatigued but defiant, he holds both hands up, telling them all to bring it! The heart and guts on display from this young man are extra ordinary!
Stew-O: Will guts be enough though? Looks like we’re going to find out as Sheridan makes a move first, Johnny parries her away with a forearm blow. Darkane goes for a strike but misses and Nova hits a standing dropkick! Johnny is on fire as he dodges an elbow from Theron and takes him down with a textbook belly to belly Suplex! This man is on fire as he gets to his feet, he knows that his time is close!
StarrSTan: He has to finish them off now! The time is now!
WWEFan: Nova pulls up Darkane by the hair, a vicious chest chop and he drives him into the ropes, trying to get him over! Sheridan is up and….so much for allinances, she comes to give Johnny a hand! How about that!
Pierre: Life comes at you fast, my friends! Sheridan Is pushing with all she’s worth, as is Nova, trying to save himself from Elimination, Darkane has a frenzied grip on those ropes…he’s got Johnny by the ear….pulling him over! That’s got to be excruciating but Johnny is holding on…now Sheridan is trying to eliminate both men…Johnny doesn’t have a good grip on the ropes….HE SLIPS TO THE FLOOR, HIS BACK SMACKING AGAINST THE APRON BEFORE HE FALLS HELPLESSLY TO THE FLOOR!
Erica Ford: Johnny Nova is eliminated!
Starr Stan: Darkane and Sheridan are battling as he manages to pull himself up and back into the match….here comes THERON, BUT DARKANE BACKDROPS HIM OVER THE TOP ROPE! ITS ALL OVER FOR THAT GUY!
WWEFan: LOOK AT THE AGILITY DISPLAYED BY THERON THOUGH! HE MANAGED TO LAND FEET FIRST ON THE APRON, HE JUMPS OFF THE ROPES…SPRINGBOARD EUROPEAN UPPERCUT! SHERIDAN LETS DARKANE FALL BACK INTO THE ROPES, SINGLE LEG…LIFTING UP….THERON COMES TO HELP HER AND DARKANE IS GONE! A MAN WHO HAS BEEN A SPECTRE ALL BATTLE ROYAL IS FINALLY ELMNATED AND WE ARE DOWN TO TWO!
Erica Ford: Darkane has been eliminated.
Starr Stan: You can hear this crowd, I think a lot more of them are leaning in Sheridan’s direction as the two of them stand poised to do battle in the center of the ring. Sheridan has beaten men much larger than Theron but I’m not sure if she can say she’s beaten someone this chaotic. The two of them tie up and Sheridan manages to slip behind, she goes for a German Suplex but Theron counters with a headbutt! Sheridan lets go…and Theron immediately pulls her in for a blue thunder bomb!
Stew-O: This is not good for Sheridan! She’s been fighting nearly the entire time while Theron has been able to pick his spots and make this look much easier than it is! He pulls a nearly limp Sheridan up from the mat, he should just throw her over and be done with it. He’s toying with her, and Sheridan is not someone you want to mess around with. A vicious uppercut and then a slap to the face REVIVES SHERIDAN AS SHE LANDS PUNCHES, ELBOWS, KNEES, ANYTHING AND EVERYTHIING SHE CAN MUSTER! SHE SLIPS BEHIND THERON, THE YOUNG MAN REALIZES HE IS IN TROULBE TRYING TO ESCAPE BUT CANNOT!
Pierre: GERMAN SUPLEX! SHERIDAN KEEPS HER GRIP AND PULLS HIM BACK UP….A SECOND GERMAN! SHE’S PULLING HIM UP FOR A THIRD!?
WWEFan: No way……IS SHE GOING TO TRY TO DUMP HIM OUT TO THE FLOOR!? SHERIDAN SETTING HIM UP TO BE TOSSED, GERMAN SUPLEX! ITS OVER!
Starr Stan: He landed on his feet! He landed right on his feet! HE PULLS SHERIDAN IN FROM BEHIND! THE WRISTLOCK…..TOUCH….OF HEROINE!
Stew-O: NO! SHERIDAN DODDGED IT AND LANDS A FOREARM….SHE STEPS BACK AND LANDS A KICK TO THE MIDSECTION! DOUBLE UNDERHOOK! IS SHE GOING TO TRY TO SUPLEX HIM OUT OF……OH MY GOD! THERON BACKBODY DROPS SHERIDAN OUT OF THE RING!
(DING DING DING!!!)
(“I Hope You Suffer’ by AFI plays as Theron collaspses on the arena floor, screaming in exaltation as a referee enters the ring and gives him the 24/7 Contract certificate and trophy.)
Erica Ford: Ladies and Gentlemen, the winner of the 2017 24/7 Battle Royal………..THERON NIKOLAAAAAAAAAASS!
Pierre: I have never seen anything quite like this battle royal! Theron played the game perfectly, avoiding all the extra curricular activities and focused on the basics, rest and eliminating people! He was by far the freshest of the four final participants and made good on that energy with what has to be considerd his biggest career win in EAW to date! He’s bringing the prize home to Showdown and has an extremely good chance of wearing gold.
Starr Stan: It’s truly incredible, absolutely incredible.
WWEFan: I can’t say I was a big fan of all his hiding from legitimate competition during this battle royal, but a win is a win and this is one of the biggest wins you can get in EAW.
Stew-O: it’s a career launcher. Sheridan almost had it but this isn’t horse shoes, you can’t get points for being close as she surely knows, getting up now in disappointment and heading to the back.
Pierre: Thirty-four people entered the fray and now only one remains…. THERON is that one!
(Ad for the updated EAW Site plays)
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( “Bloodlust” by contRoVersy plays as Ares Vendetta walks out from behind the curtain in a burgundy and black variation of his wrestling gear, with a white skull image on the front of his torso attire. )
Ring Announcer: Introducing first… from The Land of The Rising Sun, weighing in at 217 POOOUNNNDSS…. AREEEEEEEEEEESSS VEEENNNDETTAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!
( With every step Ares takes, it creates a ‘yellow brick road’ LED image beneath his feet on the floor panels, and he walks somewhat down the ramp before stopping and waiting…. soon after, “Play for Keeps” – B.o.B plays over the loud speakers as Jaywalker walks out in a bejeweled maroon and black robe with silver trim. )
Ring Announcer: His tag team partner… from Scarborough, Canada weighing in at 250 POOOOUNNNDS…. JAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYWALKEEEEEEEEEEEEEEER!!!!
( As Jay walks down the LED yellow brick road on the floor panels, his passing leaves a trail of blood and mangled images of broken limbs behind each foot step. He and Ares continue to the ring together. )
Pierre: Jaywalker makes his 8th Pain for Pride appearance, and Ares Vendetta makes his 3rd; these two men have become acquainted by their shared passion for bloodlust and unrelenting malice! They have shown zero regard for anyone in this world, and after using their strength in numbers for months against Devan Dubian and Heart Break Boy, they walk in tonight perhaps in confidence – knowing that they might that same kind of advantage tonight!
Cherish: You may unfortunately be right about that, especially with the news that broke about HBB earlier tonight.
(Lights in Metlife Stadium completely cut out….as sounds of thunder and showings of lightening are seen around the arena, Camera pans to Metallica next to the stage wearing mask resembling the face paint of Cage as Lead singer James Hetfield takes off his mask and the band begins to play “For Whom The Bell Tolls” )
Make his fight on the hill in the early day
Constant chill deep inside
Shouting gun, on they run through the endless grey
On they fight, for they’re right, yes, but who’s to say?
For a hill, men would kill, why? They do not know
Stiffened wounds test their pride
Men of five, still alive through the raging glow
Gone insane from the pain that they surely know.
FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS!!
TIME MARCHES ON!!!
FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLSS!!!!
(As Metallica keeps playing, Cage emerges from underneath the stage donning a trench-coat that has the japanese kanji symbol for “destruction” on the back as he walks down the ramp …as he gets half-way down, flames begin to shoot out of the side of the ramp as black pyro shoots up from the stage)
Ring Announcer: Introducing their partner, from Edmonton, Alberta Canada! Weighing in at 239 pounds…. THISSSS ISSSSSSS CAAAAAAAGGGGEEEEEEEEEE!!!!
Pierre: Perhaps the X-factor of this entire match! Cage looks like he could be in the best condition of his entire career, but his mentality is something we’ve never seen before! It’s a level of focus that is unseen from a usually sadistic, unconvention, uncontrolled man. This is someone who’s been inducted into the Hall of Fame as of last night, yet that was based off of a career of Cage throwing caution to the wind. Now Cage is in COMPLETE control, which could make him more dangerous than he’s ever been before in his life!
( The three await in the ring as Ares Vendetta tries to encourage Cage into making a plan, but Cage gives him a deadpan stare and shakes his head. )
( “This Means War” by A7X hits as Devan Dubian walks out confidently, almost hiding a smile on his face while cracking his knuckles and slowly walking down the ramp. )
Ring Announcer: THEIR OPPONENTS…. First…. from Leicester, England, weighing in tonight at 230 POOOUNNDSSS….. DEEEEEEEEEVAAAAAAAAAAAN DUUUUUUUUBIAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN!!!
Cherish: If I didn’t know any better, I’d think Devan Dubian is actually happy to walk into a 2 on 3 handicap match! Have the overwhelming odds finally gotten to Dubian and put a crack in his interior??
( Dubian continues to ringside, and the music goes quiet…. the audience comes to a complete stand in anticipation. )
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(“I really Mean It” by The Diplomats continues as CM Banks rushes out through the curtain in a vintage NJ Nets Jersey as the entire audience loses their minds collectively and jump in applause for their hometown hero. Banks stretches out both arms and screams into the crowd of 80+ thousand, soaking in the atmosphere. )
Ring Announcer: AND HIS TAG TEAM PARTNER… RETURNING HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOME, HE IS THE FOUNDER OF ELITE ANSWERS WRESTLING, AND NEW JERSEY’S OWN, C!!!!!!!!!!!!!! M!!!!!!!!!!!! BAAAAAAAAAAAANKSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!
( The jumbo screens say “Welcome Home”, the LED ramp reads “Jersey Strong” in big bold green and white lettering. As Banks walks down the ramp, we see fireworks blast of in the sky behind him and get an aerial view of Metlife Stadium. )
Pierre: AFTER 5 LOOOOONG YEARS, CM BANKS MAKES HIS RETURN TO THE EAW RING! THE REASON WHY WE ARE ALL HERE! THE ONE WHO HAD THE VISION, THE GOAL IN HIS HEAD TO SEE THIS DAY, AND HE GETS TO SEE HIS KINGDOM FLOURISH IN THE GARDEN WHERE IT ONCE BLOOMED – IN HIS HOMETOWN!
( CM Banks and Devan Dubian continue down to the ring, and Banks continues to soak in the atmosphere… after a moment of being embraced by “THANK YOU BANKS” chants and “HOLY SHIT” chants, Banks and Dubian are at the bottom of the ramp. The two of them gesture towards the stage. )
( “Nas Album Done” by Nas hits, and the stadium comes into a frenzy. )
Pierre: NO WAAAAAAAY!!!!!!!!!!!
( Mak walks out, dressed to compete and wearing a fitted cap that says “GOAT” on it, as the EAW Universe becomes unglued by his arrival. )
Ring Announcer: AND THEIR TAG TEAM PARTNER……… EAW’S # 1 LEGEND, MAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK!!!!!!!!!!!!
Cherish: I THINK I’M GOING TO CRY. THIS IS INCREDIBLE!!!!
Pierre: THIS ISN’T REAL! THIS IS NOT REAL! THERE’S NO WAY THIS IS POSSIBLY HAPPENING! CM BANKS AND MAK ARE JOINING FORCES FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE THEY CREATED THIS COMPANY, AND WHAT A STAGE!!!! WHAT AN OCCASION!!!!
( After a moment of time, Mak steps into the ring and daps up CM Banks, daps up Devan Dubian and climbs up to the top turnbuckle to liven up the crowd as well as salute to the EAW Universe. )
Cherish: THIS IS ICONIC. LOOK AT JAY, LOOK AT ARES, THEY’RE FUMING INSIDE! FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THIS ENTIRE SAGA, THEY’VE BEEN TRULY ONE-UPPED!
Pierre: Well there’s still a long ways away from the end of this chapter, but holy HELL what a plot twist! Devan Dubian is in INCREDIBLE company, as he rubs shoulders with CM BANKS AND MAK! You couldn’t possibly ask for two better people to have on your side!
( Mak’s theme dies down as the song nears its close. Mak takes off all of his gold chains, his jewelry, his hat and his fur scarf and hands them all to a stage hand. The raucous crowd continues to buzz as the official calls for the bell. )
( DING! DING! DING! )
Pierre: SIX EAW HALL OF FAMERS! SIX LEGENDS WHO HAVE CHANGED THE GAME! SIX OF THE VERY BEST WRESTLERS ON THE PLANET! THIS IS WHAT PAIN FOR PRIDE IS ALL ABOUT, CHERISH! BIG FIGHT FEEL MOMENTS SUCH AS THIS! BOTH TEAMS STAND IN THE RING, STARING EACH OTHER DOWN AND THIS CROWD IS ELECTRIC!
Cherish: I CAN BARELY HEAR MYSELF THINK RIGHT NOW. I CANNOT GET OVER THAT REACTION THAT MAK RECEIVED WHEN HE WALKED ONTO THAT RAMP EITHER, PIERRE! THESE TWO TEAMS ARE TAKING THIS ALL IN RIGHT NOW, AND YET THEIR EYES DO NOT BREAK THE STARING GAZE OF ONE ANOTHER!
Pierre: But now look at this, hold on Cherish. Ares chuckles to himself, before backing up towards the ropes. Is he leaving? — NO!! ARES FIRES THE FIRST SHOT, STEPPING BACK AND FIRING A VICIOUS RIGHT HAND TO THE FACE OF DEVAN DUBIAN! AND THIS BEGINS A BRAWL! A BIG BRAWL!! BACK AND FORTH AS THESE TWO TEAMS DELIVER LEFTS AND RIGHTS TO EACH OTHER. BANKS AND JAYWALKER, MAK AND CAGE, DUBIAN AND ARES!! Dubian begins to back Ares up into a corner after taking control of their own tussle here! Countless rights to the temple of Ares, and Dub backs off! Ares stumbles against the ropes, before Dub comes roaring in with AN UPPERCUT THAT SENDS ARES OVER THE TOP AND TO THE FLOOR!!
Cherish: BUT HOLD UP! JAYWALKER DELIVERS A DROPKICK TO THE BACK OF THE HEAD OF DUBIAN, AND THE FORCE SENDS HIM THROUGH THE SECOND ROPE AND TO THE OUTSIDE AS WELL! HOLD UP! BEHIND YOU, JAY! BANKS IS LURKING, READY TO STRIKE! JAY TURNS AROUND AND BANKS WITH A HIGH KNEE RIGHT TO THE BRIDGE OF THE NOSE! JAY LANDS HARD ON THE MAT, BEFORE ROLLING UNDER THE BOTTOM ROPE AND TO THE OUTSIDE! CM Banks now takes the time to pose in the middle of that ring, to a huge ovation from this hot crowd here in New Jersey! But look out, CAGE FROM BEHIND! He grabs Banks by the head and tights and throws him over the top rope as well!!! WHOA LOOK OUT! FROM BEHIND! ALMOST IMMEDIATELY, MAK COMES IN AND ROLLS CAGE UP! HERE’S A COVER!!
Referee: OOOOOONNNNNNEEEEE!! TTTTTTWWWWWWWOOOOOOOO!!
Pierre: AND A KICK OUT! Mak and Cage are starting this match off, but the brawling has ended. Both men allow each other to get back to their feet, and both teams climb the ring apron at their respective corners! The two begin to circle the ring, slowly moving towards each other, before the two engage in a collar-and-elbow lockup! It’s a power struggle between these two men, as they try their best to push each other to the ropes, almost like a tug of war action! Mak however, ROLLS around the body of Cage, and grabs the right arm for an armlock, but Cage REACHES around the neck of Mak and takes him down the mat! Headlock applied, but Mak with the quick thinking rises back to his feet, and forces Cage towards the ropes before pushing him forward! Cage rebounds off the opposite side, and Mak with a SHOULDER TAKEDOWN!!! Cage quickly rises to one knee, and the two stare down to claps from the fans.
Cherish: Cage, annoyed, rolls to his corner and tags in Jaywalker!
Cherish: Jaywalker climbs into the ring, smirking. Mak nods to himself, welcoming this challenge from the former four time World Champion! The two begin to circle the ring …. BUT HOLD ON!!! CM BANKS HOLDS HIS HAND OUT. HE WANTS TO TAG INTO THIS MATCH! Mak looks at Banks hand, before looking back at Jaywalker. Mak smiles, before TAGGING IN CM BANKS!
Cherish: AND LADIES AND GENTLEMAN, THIS IS INDEED A MASSIVE MOMENT. FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 5 YEARS, CM BANK ENTERS THE RING, READY TO WRESTLE!! Banks smiles at Jaywalker, as the fans are chanting, “THIS IS AWESOME!” and I cannot help but to agree with them, Pierre! This is INDEED awesome! Jaywalker looks ready for this challenge, and begins to hype himself up and….
Pierre: Oh come on, are you serious? Ares Vendetta has just slapped his hand on the back of Jaywalker, tagging himself in!
Ares (climbing into the ring): Get outta here, Jay! This is MY ring, and CM Banks is gonna be the guy who I’m going to p-
Cherish: BANKS WITH THE ROLLUP!!!!
Referee: OOOOONNNNNNEEEEE!!! TTTTTTWWWWWWOOOOOO!!!
Pierre: Ares kicks out, and is quick to his feet, but Banks IMMEDIATELY on the offensive! Banks with elbows and forearms to the head of Ares, backing him up into a corner! Banks doesn’t let up until the referee gets in between the two! Banks backs up, before running towards Ares with a STEP-UP HIGH KNEE RIGHT TO THE JAW!!! Banks climbs off, before pulling Ares into a short-armed clothesline, taking The Black Vulture down!! Ares, stunned, rolls out of the ring towards our announce table, and Cage and Jaywalker drop from the apron to check on him.
Cherish: PIERRE, LOOK!! CM BANKS HAS ASCENDED THE TOP ROPE. HAS HE STILL GOT THE HIGH-FLYING, RISK-TAKING MOVES IN HIM?! BANKS DIIIIIVES ……. AND HE LANDS RIGHT ON CAGE AND JAYWALKER, WITH ARES PULLING THEM INTO THE MOVE TO AVOID GETTING HIT!! SERIOUSLY?!
Pierre: Whether we condone it or not Cherish, I think that was smart, because now Ares lifts Banks to a vertical base and pushes him KNEE FIRST RIGHT INTO THE STEEL POST, and Banks falls to the ground, holding his left knee in agony! Ares with a huge smirk on his face, lifts Banks back to his feet again and rolls him into the ring, but drags him towards that same steel post in their corner. He grabs that leg with that injured knee, before wrapping it AROUND that ring post! He holds it there …BEFORE STARTING TO PULL ON THE LEG! BANKS SCREAMS IN PAIN, TRYING TO CRAWL AWAY BUT TO NO AVAIL! Ares releases and rolls into the ring. He ascends to the second rope, as Banks begins to slowly crawl away from the corner, but Ares jumps and delivers a FOOT STOMP to that bad knee! This is not looking great for Banks!
Cherish: Not at all, as Jaywalker climbs back up to the apron and him and Ares share a glance. Ares holds out his hand for a tag, and Jaywalker sighs, tags himself in and enters the fray!
Cherish: And Jaywalker stands over the downed Banks, and poses to heavy boos from this massive crowd here at Metlife! Mak and Dubian look very concerned right now, as CM Banks early in this match up is already facing some serious trouble here. Jaywalker turns Banks over onto his back, before stomping Banks’s right hand …. And then stomping the right side of his ribs ….. And then the right knee ….. This is Jaywalking here, Pierre!
Pierre: That it is Cherish, and Jaywalker gets to that injured knee and decides against stomping it? Interesting tactic here. Jay stomps that left hand and follows up with the knee to the skull! Jay motions back towards that knee, and lifts his leg! He flips Banks over onto his stomach and APPLIES A KNEEBAR! HE LOCKS IN A KNEEBAR, CHERISH! BANKS SCREAMS IN PAIN ONCE MORE. Banks does all he can to try and crawl his way towards the bottom rope, but Jay continues to pull on that leg hard! He’s got it in tight! Jay is just close enough to his corner to tag Cage in now!
Pierre: And in he comes. Jay keeps that kneebar applied, as Cage now delivers a falling elbow to the back of Banks’ neck! Jay leaves the ring from under the bottom rope, and Cage now is on the offensive! Cage lifts Banks to his feet by the waist, wrapping his arms around his stomach. He lifts for a GERMAN SUPLEX! He doesn’t let go though, as he lifts Banks back to his feet again for a SECOND GERMAN! AND ONE MORE FOR GOOD MEASURE! Cage now drags Banks in position as he exits to the ring apron and ascends to the top rope. Cage now leaps in the air AND CONNECTS WITH A DIVING HEADBUTT! Cage hooks the leg…
Referee: OOOOONNNNEEEEE!!! TTTTTTTTWWWWOOOOOOO!!!
Cherish: And another kickout. It’s going to take a hell of a lot more than that to put CM Banks down that’s for sure. Cage one one knee, grabs Banks by the neck and applies a headlock. Banks is reeeeeally struggling right now. He tries his best to swing at the face of Cage, but Cage is in a great position here to avoid that. Over in the corner now, Dub and Mak begin to slow clap for Banks and the crowd joins in! Banks slowly rises to one knee, and delivers a hard elbow to the gut of Cage. Cage releases, and Banks is back up! He hops one his healthy leg over to a corner to regain some strength, but Cage isn’t having it. He rushes at Banks for a- … ROUNDHOUSE KICK BY BANKS!! ROUNDHOUSE KICK BY BANKS!! BOTH MEN FALL TO THE MAT, AND UNFORTUNATELY BANKS USED THE LEG WITH THE BAD KNEE, AND HE IS HOLDING ONTO IT IN PAIN! Dub begins to stomp on the steel stairs, and the crowd begin a slow clap again!! Banks slowly crawls over to his team, who are both DESPERATE to get in there!! Cage now …
Cherish: Jaywalker is in!! Banks on all fours now, slowly but surely RISES TO HIS FEET AND …….. OHHHH NO! JAYWALKER WITH A SHOULDER TACKLE TO THAT BAD KNEE OF BANKS!
Pierre: Jay lifts up Banks by the head and rushes him into his corner! Forearm after forearm to both sides of Banks’ head, and he asks his partners to stand clear as he backs up. He looks over at Mak and Devan Dubian with a cocky smirk on his face, before running towards CM Banks for a RUNNING UPPERCUT!!!
NO! NO! BANKS MOTIONS OUT OF THE WAY AND JAY’S UPPER RIGHT ARM HITS HARD ON THAT TOP TURNBUCKLE! BANKS WITH A FOREARM TO THE HEAD OF ARES, AND ONE TO CAGE AS WELL! THIS IS BANKS MOMENT TO CAPITALIZE, AND HE’S DOING JUST THAT! Banks limps towards the Jay, who’s right arm is in tremendous pain! Banks drags Jaywalker into the middle of the ring, and delivers a knee to the gut using his good knee! Banks now heads for the ropes! He rebounds back for a SWINGING NECKBREAKER! …NO! JAYWALKER REVERSES IT BY SPINNING AROUND AGAIN. THE TWO FACE EACH OTHER NOW, AND JAY GOES IN FOR A BIG BOOT!!! ….NO! BANKS DUCKS AND … SWINGING NECKBREAKER THIS TIME CONNECTS! BOTH MEN ARE DOWN, AND MAK AND DEVAN ARE REAAAALLY WANTING TO GET INTO THE MATCH! BANKS CRAWLING SLOWLY TOWARDS HIS TEAM, INCH BY INCH BUT HE’S THERE … AND JAY IS IN HIS CORNER NOW! JAY TAGS IN CAGE! …. AND BANKS TAGS IN DEVAN DUBIAN!
Cherish: AND HERE WE GO! DEVAN DUBIAN THE FRESHEST MAN IN THIS MATCH UP EXPLODES OUT OF HIS CORNER FOR A RUNNING CLOTHESLINE TO CAGE. DUB RUNS FORWARD TO ARES AND HE RECEIVES AN UPPERCUT, SENDING HIM FLYING OFF THE APRON! CAGE IS BACK UP, BUT DUBIAN IMMEDIATELY COMES RUSHING AT HIM WITH COUNTLESS LEFTS AND RIGHTS TO THE TEMPLE. CAGE, IN A DAZE, STUMBLES BACK INTO THE ROPES, BEFORE STUMBLING FORWARD …. DUBIAN WITH A SCOOP SLAM!! THIS CROWD IS ELECTRIC RIGHT NOW FOR DEVAN DUBIAN! WHOA, LOOK OUT!
Pierre: ARES SLIDES INTO THE RING! …. JUMPING SUPERKICK TO DUBIAN!! …. NO! NO! DUB DUCKS UNDER THE MOVE! ARES RISES TO HIS FEET USING THE ROPES FOR LEVERAGE, AND DUBIAN WITH A PICTURE PERFECT DROPKICK, SENDING ARES OVER THE TOP ROPE AND TO THE FLOOR! DUB IS ON FIRE RIGHT NOW!! Dub now begins to rise Cage to his feet, but Jaywalker now climbs up onto the apron, and yells out at Dub! Dub drops Cage back to the ring mat, and slowly walks over and goes face to face with the man! They are exchanging words, most likely insults and things we’re probably not allowed to air on live TV here and- … HEY! HEY! ARES IS BACK IN! DUBIAN TURNS AROUND … FLYING FOREARM BY ARES TO DUBIAN— ….OH MY GOD! DUBIAN ONCE AGAIN DUCKS OUT OF THE WAY OF A MANEUVER, AND ARES CLOCKS JAY INSTEAD!! THE FORCE OF THE MOVE SENDS JAYWALKER CRASHING HEAD FIRST INTO OUR ANNOUNCE TABLE! JAY TRIED TO PROVIDE A DISTRACTION, BUT ARES COULD NOT PROVIDE A RESULT!
Cherish: And Ares is in shock right now, almost frustrated with himself! Cage pulls Ares around towards him! What on earth?! Cage and Ares now exchanging words of discouragement! Dubian now GRABS CAGE AND PUSHES HIM RIGHT INTO ARES, BEFORE PULLING HIM BACK AND LIFTING HIM UP FOR A SIDEWALK SLAM!!
PEDIGREE DRIVER!!!!!!! PEDIGREE DRIVER BY ARES VENDETTA TO DUBIAN!!!! ARES IS NOT THE LEGAL MAN! MAK ATTEMPTS TO CLIMB INTO THE RING, BUT ARES SENDS HIM TO THE OUTSIDE WITH A RUNNING KNEE TO THE RIBCAGE! BOOS ALL AROUND FOR ARES, AS HE LOOKS DOWN AT BOTH OF THE MEN LAID OUT IN THE RING! Ares grabs Cage by the legs and pulls him towards his team’s corner! Ares exits to the ring apron, before leaning over the ropes and tagging himself in once again!
Pierre: And Cage has just now realized what Ares has done, and he is visibly on edge! Ares Vendetta now runs the ring apron, before quickly ascending to the top rope! Devan Dubian is laid out cold after that Pedigree Driver! Ares balances himself up … he jumps …. METEORA!!!!!!!!! THE FLYING DOUBLE FOOT STOMP CONNECTS! THIS ONE IS OVER!!!! ARES HOOKS THE LEG!
Referee: OOOOOONNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEE!!! TTTTTTTTTTTWWWWWWWWWWOOOOOO!!! TTTTTTTTTTHHHHHHHHHHRRRRRRRRRRREEEEEEEE!!!
Cherish: NOOOO! NOOOO! DEVIAN DUBIAN GETS A SHOULDER UP JUST IN TIME, AND ARES IS BEYOND ANGERED RIGHT NOW!!! Ares raises his frustrations with the referee, before slowly turning his head towards Cage. These two men are on the verge of SNAPPING on each other! Ares slowly walks over towards Cage, ready to throw hands … WAIT! BEHIND ARES!! IT’S MAK! …… THE ROYAL EXPERIENCE!!!!!!!!!!!!! RUNNING DOUBLE KNEES TO THE BACK OF ARES!!! Mak rises back to a vertical base, and stares Cage down, and Cage does nothing! He’s just standing there!!! Mak dares him to step inside the ring, but Cage shakes his head slowly! WHOA! WHOA! JAYWALKER!!!! THE TRANSCENSION!!!!!!!!!! THE NORTHERN LARIAT FROM BEHIND TO MAK!!! MAK HITS THE DECK HARD!!!!
Pierre: HOLD ON!!!! IT’S NOT DONE!!!! CM BANKS IS BACK UP, AND DELIVERS A KICK TO THE HEAD OF JAYWALKER, BEFORE LIFTING HIM UP ONTO HIS SHOULDERS. THE CROWD ARE ON THEIR FEET ………. GO! TO! RETIREMENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! JAY IS KO’ED! BANKS, SLOWLY GETS BACK TO HIS FEET, HOLDING THAT BAD KNEE IN PAIN- …… CAGE! CAGE! WHAT?!?! THE C-TRIGGER!!! THE C-TRIGGER TO CM BANKS!!!! CM BANKS SLOWLY DROPS TO HIS KNEES, BEFORE LANDING FACE FIRST ON THE RING MAT! THIS IS UNBELIEVABLE ACTION RIGHT HERE AT PAIN FOR PRIDE TONIGHT!!!
Cherish: IT’S NOT OVER!!! DUBIAN IS BACK UP. CAGE IS UNAWARE THAT DUBIAN IS LURKING BEHIND HIM …. CAGE TURNS ……… BLEEDING EDGE!!! BLEEDING EDGE!!! …… NO! WAIT NO! CAGE REVERSE IT, AND PUSHES DEVAN DUBIAN FORWARD INTO A HIGH KNEE TO THE BRIDGE OF THE NOSE FROM ARES VENDETTA! ARES SOMEHOW BACK UP AFTER RECEIVING THE ROYAL EXPERIENCE FROM MAK! DUB STUMBLES BACK INTO CAGE, AND CAGE WITH A LARIAT TO THE BACK OF THE HEAD OF DUBIAN! Cage rises to his feet, and he and Ares AGAIN stare down!!! What the hell is going on between these two?!
Pierre: Wait a minute, Cherish …. CAGE IS LAUGHING! …AND NOW ARES IS LAUGHING TOO! Cage motioning towards Ares that they should finish this right now. Cage wants to be tagged in, and Ares looks like he’s ready to oblige! Cage leaves the ring, and meanwhile Ares starts dragging Dub over towards their corner. Cage has his hand out, and Ares goes for the tag! ……HOLD ON A MINUTE!!! CAGE LIFTS HIS HAND UP IN THE AIR INSTEAD!!! ARES IS IN SHOCK! WHAT THE HELL?! CAGE DROPS DOWN FROM THE APRON. CHERISH, WHERE IS HE GOING?!
Cherish: CAGE IS DOING A WALKOUT PIERRE! CAGE IS NOT ONLY LEAVING PAIN FOR PRIDE, BUT HE’S LEAVING THIS MATCH AND HIS PARTNERS HIGH AND DRY!
Ares (off-mic): CAGE, WHERE ARE YOU GOING?! CAGE ……… CAAAAAAAAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Pierre: LOOK CHERISH, LOOK! WHILE ARES IS WATCHING CAGE FROM THE RAMP, DUBIAN CALLS CM BANKS IN!!! AND NOW, MAK, BANKS AND DUBIAN ALL STAND BEHIND ARES, WHO IS THE LAST MAN ON HIS TEAM STANDING! ARES BACKS UP, UPSET AT CAGE, BUT HE RUNS RIGHT INTO MAK! ARES SLOWLY TURNS HIS HEAD TOWARDS THE THREE …. THIS IS NOT GOING TO END WELL FOR MR. VENDETTA!!! Ares snarls in a rage, AND HE SWINGS AT MAK …. MAK DUCKS! MAKNOCKOUT!!!!!!!!!! ………….. ARES TURNS AROUND, FALLS FORWARD…. ONTO BANKS’ SHOULDERS!!!! BANKS HAS ARES UP …………. GO TO RETIREMENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! …………. ARES STUMBLES BACKWARD, COMPLETELY OUT OF IT, BUT HE’S TURNED AROUND!!!!! BLEEEEEDDIIINNGGG EEEEDDDGGGEEEEEE!!!!! DUBIAN DROPS TO THE COVER, HOOKS THE LEG!!
Referee: OOOOOOONNNNNNNEEEEEEEEE!!! TTTTTTTTTTTWWWWWWOOOOOOOO!!! TTHHHHHHRRRRREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
(“I Really Mean It” by The Diplomats plays as CM Banks, Mak, and Devan Dubian all smile in the middle of the ring, before the referee raises their arms in victory…)
Ring Announcer: THE WINNERS OF THIS MATCH … THE TEAM OF MAK, DEVAN DUBIAN AND C … M … BAAAAAANKS!!!!
Pierre: What a match, oh boy, what a match! An unfortunate dysfunction causes the team of Cage, Jaywalker and Ares to lose this legendary six-man tag team affair!
Cherish: This was stacked with drama, hard-hitting action, big moments and one comeback story with that man there standing in between Mak and Dub … CM Banks!
(The music fades out while Banks, Mak and Dub all talk to each other. Mak and Banks exchange in a hug to a huge ovation…)
Pierre: And look at that! Two absolute, cornerstone legends of this company exchange in a hug. This scene right now is awesome! Take your photos!!
Cherish: But that’s not all, Pierre! Mak and Banks now grab an arm each of Dub’s, and raise his hands in the air to another big ovation from this sold-out crowd here in Metlife Stadium! Banks and Mak almost coronating Dubian in a way! What a match, moments like these are exemplary to what Pain for Pride is all about!!!!
(The camera pans backstage to where we see Michael Belfort standing with a microphone in his hand, dressed for the occasion of Pain for Pride, with a smile gleaming from his face.)
Michael Belfort: We’ve already witnessed some amazing action and new champions crowned already here tonight at Pain for Pride X, but right now I want to talk to one of the men that will be entering in one of the matches that has been a major tradition for EAW at Pain for Pride! Please help me welcome one of Dynasty’s men inside of the Cash in the Vault Ladder Match… TLA!
(The camera pans out to be able to capture TLA, who walks up with a couple of his most beautiful Poon Palace women in glittering dresses with shades on his face, as he wears a “La Pantera Sexual” shirt along with his ring gear for the night.)
Michael Belfort: TLA, tonight you compete in a match that could instantly make you a world champion, the main goal that you’ve had in your career here in EAW. Now, you’ve been able to face the world champion before with a lack of success, but this could be the opportunity you need to have yourself be champion. How do you feel coming into Pain for Pride X tonight?
TLA: PAIN FOR PRIDE X IS THE PLACE TO BE, HOLMES! THE METLIFE STADIUM, THE PEOPLE OF NEW JERSEY, THE MAGIC THAT THIS BUILDING HAS IN ON FIRE, ESE! As for my feelins ‘bout this CITV Match, I’m not gonna front… I’m nervous. Well, I was until a smoked me a nice one before I came into this interview with you get rid of ‘em, SO I’M ON TOP OF THE WORLD RIGHT NOW! YOU COULD THROW A HUNNIT OF THOSE LADDERS ON ME AND I WOULD STILL CLIMB UP THAT LADDER FASTER THAN ANY OF MY AMIGOS WOULD CLIMB OVER TRUMP’S WALL!
Michael Belfort: Well, you have plenty of stiff competition in this match with Nico Borg, Lars Grier, Scott Oasis, Keelan Cetinich, and Maero. Do you believe that you will be able to be called Mr. Cash in the Vault at the end of the night and have that world title shot in your possession?
TLA: Didn’t I say I was gonna climb that ladder? Listen, you can ask these two FINE-ASS women who won my Poon Palace raffle to come here with me tonight, there’s no STIFFER competition THAN LA PANTERA SEXUAL! I don’t matter who’s in the match, what happens in the match, because at the end of the night, I’m gonna be Mr. Cash in the Vault! After I’m done with that, you and whoever wants to show up, they can come on over to The Poon Palace AS WE’RE GOING TO HAVE A FIESTA OF CHAMPIONS! Only 18 and up, so you better keep the ninos at home, okay? Look, I’ll give you my card and you show up because when I win this match, we’re going at it ALL… NIGHT… LONG!
(TLA slides a card into his pocket and takes his shades down, revealing his red-eyes for a confident wink, pulling them back up and walking out of the interview with the ladies as he screams in excitement for the match to come.)
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(Video package plays, recapping the feud between Y2Impact and the Heart Break Gal)
(The camera cuts back to the stage at MetLife Stadium)
(A lifesize Y2Impact cardboard cutout is seen in the middle of the ring facing the entrance way with a heart shape lazily spray painted on its chest. The crowd begins to give mixed reaction. Until the arena’s light turns off to pitch black. White and red flashes of light come from the ramp)
“Are you on the Square?”
“Are you on the level?”
“Are you ready to swear right here right now…
Before the devil?”
( “Square Hammer” – Ghost starts to play from the intro as intense purple mist fill the arena, and bright white lights flashes on the entrance way.)
(The Heart Break Gal comes out from the mist wearing a green camo shorts and a black unzipped jacket over her white top, with a smirk on her face. On her back hangs a bow, and a quiver containing a single arrow. She takes the bow, and pulls back the arrow through the string as it points to the cardboard. HBG effortlessly shoots and it directly hits the painted heart shape right on “Y2Impact’s” chest.)
(HBG flips her long blonde hair as she proceeds to walk down the ramp, still with a smirk on her face.)
Announcer: The following contest is scheduled for one fall and is a LOSER LEAVES EAW MATCH!!…. First, making her way towards the ring…. She hails from Dallas, Texas!…. She weighed in tonight at 130 Pounds!…. SHE IS “THE CONSIGLIERE”…. THIS IS THE HEART! BREAK!! GAAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!….
(Red and yellow fireworks on the side of the ramp go off, as did the arrow causing a small flame at the upper half of the cardboard.)
Pierre: A very symbolic entrance here from the Heart Break Gal! The stakes have absolutely never been higher for her than they are tonight. She’s not just fighting a man she considered her greatest ally at one point, but she’s fighting for her entire CAREER!
Cherish: Keep in mind she’s the one who asked for this to be “Loser Leaves EAW” Match, Stew – she WANTED this, and she knew there was just no way that she and Y2Impact could co-exist in this company anymore after all they’ve already done to one another!
(HBG slides in the ring as she poses on the corner. She turns and looks back to “Y2Impact” impaled by the flaming arrow. She takes off her jacket, revealing her white top that says “TIL DEATH DO US PART” HBG’s smile turns into a serious expression, as she blows a kiss to the burning “Y2Impact” and her theme fades)
Pierre: This is the biggest match of this woman’s career, and she shows no fear whatsoever, I just hope she knows what she’s getting into…
(“Twisted Transistor” by Korn plays all throughout MetLife Stadium as a scowling Y2Impact makes his way out to the stage, wearing only purple, black and silver attire with “GOATPACT” on the back of them)
Announcer: And her opponent!…. Now making his way towards the ring…. He hails from Seattle, Washington!…. He weighed in tonight at 226 Pounds!…. HE IS “THE QUINTESSENTIAL CHAMPION”…. Y! 2!! IMMMMMMMPPPPPPPPPPAAAAAACCCCTTTTTT!!!….
Pierre: Wow, I don’t think I have ever in all my years imagined a man as eccentric as Y2Impact would come out here without some grand entrance, but it looks like he truly means business more than he ever has for this contest!
Cherish: You’re right, there’s no big fancy set up or pyro going off or even some fancy attire, Impact is walking into this with a much different mindset from the looks of things! He set out on a mission to punish the Heart Break Gal, and he’s managed to do that every opportunity he’s gotten.
Pierre: Absolutely, he’s gone out of his way to demean the Heart Break Gal at every turn, comparing her to a dog and telling the World he has no choice but to put her down. It might not be as easy as he thinks. Nonetheless, he’s still Y2Impact, a former SEVEN-TIME World Champion and one of the best to ever step foot in a ring, so the odds are still very much stacked in his favor.
(Y2Impact enters the ring, staring down with the Heart Break Gal as “Twisted Transistor” fades out. The Referee makes sure both competitors are ready before calling for the bell)
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Cherish: Two people will put their careers in EAW on the line; one person will be left standing, and we find out who that will be… right now. Both HBG and Impact standing in their respective corner; Impact hurling abuse HBG’s way, but HBG seems to allow it to brush off her shoulders, taking a deep breath and keeping her composure. HBG is the first to step forward, walking to the middle of the ring; Impact scoffing before that arrogant smirk returns to his face. Impact stepping forward and getting into the face of HBG; he’s telling her she has one opportunity to lay down… but HBG defiantly shakes her head. She came for a war, and she’s certainly not going to throw all of it away – AND HBG STRIKES FIRST WITH AN OPEN HANDED SLAP TO THE FACE OF Y2IMPACT! THE SMIRK ON THE FACE OF IMPACT IS GONE; REPLACED BY PURE DISDAIN AS HE FIRES BACK WITH A CLOSED FIST! BUT, HBG DUCKS UNDERNEATH AND FOLLOWS WITH A SPINNING BACK TO KICK TO THE STOMACH! IMPACT DROPS DOWN TO A KNEE AND HBG DRIVES THE POINT OF HER KNEE INTO THE HEAD! Impact sent rolling back under the bottom rope, but HBG looks to maintain the early control. Impact shaking his head, trying to get rid of those cobwebs as HBG stalks from inside the ring – AND HBG VAULTS HERSELF OVER THE TOP ROPE! IMPACT MOVES OUT OF THE WAY… BUT HBG SEES IT COMING AND LANDS ON THE APRON! Impact thinks that he’s outsmarted his former partner as a smirk now crosses the face of HBG as he stands in wait! Impact turns around, BUT TURNS STRAIGHT INTO A PENALTY THAT CONNECTS FLUSH TO THE CHEST! THE IMPACT SWEEPING IMPACT’S LEGS FROM UNDER HIM AND HE CRASHES DOWN TO THE THIN PADDING THAT COVERS THE CONCRETE FLOORING!
Pierre: HBG has without question brought her absolute best tonight, but she can’t allow to give Impact an inch. HBG remains on the apron just watching as Impact pushes himself back to his feet; the referee already being lenient with his count seeing how much has been placed on the line between these two respectively. Impact’s back to his feet as HBG leaps off the apron with the Hurricanrana! NO, IMPACT CATCHES HER AND BLOCKS! HBG’S IN A BAD, BAD POSITION AS IMPACT SWINGS AND DRIVES HER HEAD AND NECK FIRST INTO THE BARRICADE! HE’S NOT FINISHED! IMPACT SWINGS HER BACK THE OTHER WAY AND DOES IT AGAIN! BACK THE OTHER WAY! AND AGAIN! IMPACT RELENTLESSLY SWINGING HBG BACK AND FORTH INTO THE BARRICADE! HE FINALLY RELENTS AS HBG DROPS DOWN TO THE FLOOR, BUT THAT SAVAGE! IMPACT TOLD HER THAT SHE HAD ONE CHANCE! I SAID SHE COULDN’T GIVE THE MAN AN INCH AND LOOK WHAT HAPPENED! THIS THING MAY HAVE ALREADY SLIPPED OUT OF THE HANDS OF THE HEART BREAK GAL BEFORE IT HAD EVEN STARTED! Impact dragging HBG back to her feet and rolls her back into the ring and quickly follows, scurrying into the cover….
Cherish: HBG POWERS OUT AT ONE!!
Pierre: It’s not surprising; HBG’s going to show that she’s not hurting, but there’s no way that she isn’t. She has a whole lot of guts, but if that was the beginning of what Impact is willing to do to the woman – I’d hate to see what’s going to come next. Look at Impact! The man’s smiling! It’s like he’s glad that she kicked out! Impact getting back to his feet as HBG rolls onto her stomach and defiantly pushes herself up to her hands and knees – but Impact fires with a vicious punt to the ribs! HBG screams in pain as she tries to roll away, but Impact grabs a handful of her hair and drags her back into the middle of the ring. The referee trying to pry Impact away as he releases his grip – only to drop into that mount AND BEGIN TO FIRE AWAY WITH THOSE CLOSE FISTED RIGHT HANDS TO THE HEAD! THE REFEREE IMMEDIATELY INTERJECTING HIMSELF, BUT IMPACT REFUSES TO STOP! THE REFEREE HAS NO CHOICE BUT TO BEGIN THAT COUNT! IMPACT HAS TO FIVE BEFORE HE’S DISQUALIFIED!
ONE!… TWO!… THREE!… FOUR!… FIV-
Pierre: IMPACT JUST, JUST STOPS BEFORE THAT COUNT REACHES FIVE!
Cherish: I think that it’s clear to see that Impact’s going to punish HBG tonight. He’s going to punish her for choosing that Answers World Championship over The Mercenaries; choosing that World Championship over him. Impact getting back to his feet as HBG still defiantly tries to push herself back up again. Impact dragging back up to get feet and sends her into the corner with the irish whip! HBG manages to stop herself as Impact looks to follow it up with something! HBG catches Impact with her legs and looks for the headscissors takedown, but Impact pushes her up and over the top rope! HBG lands on the apron as Impact swings with a wild right hand! HBG ducks underneath and drives her shoulder under the top rope and into the stomach of Y2Impact! Impact stumbles back as HBG slingshots her back up onto the top turnbuckle looking to fly – BUT IMPACT PUSHES HER LEGS OUT FROM UNDER HER! HBG falling back down to the apron, clutching onto the ropes; she pulls herself back to her feet – BUT THE MOMENT THAT SHE DOES, Y2IMPACT DRIVES HIS FEET INTO THE BACK OF HER HEAD WITH THE TRIANGLE DROPKICK! HBG SENT FLYING OFF THE APRON AND CRASHES TO THE FLOOR! HBG clutching back at her neck as Impact slides out of the ring like a shark that’s smelt blood! Impact quickly dragging HBG back to her feet, powers her up and drives her chest first into the barricade! HBG clutches at her chest, remaining on her feet, but Impact rolls her straight back into the ring and jumps up onto the apron! HBG taking in those deep breaths as Impact slingshots himself over the top rope and connects with the twisting splash! Impact hooks the leg!
ONE!!… TWO!!… KICKOUT!!
Cherish: HBG KICKS OUT AGAIN!
Pierre: But, this time it wasn’t so adamantly. The damage is adding up and it’s adding up fast. Other than that opening flurry from HBG – it’s been all Y2Impact. HBG needs to find her way back into this match, and I don’t believe that he’s going to give her the chance. Impact getting back to his feet and just stalks. I believe he may be ready to put HBG’s down and her career down with it. HBG slowly rising back to his feet as Impact stalks – TRAMP STAMP?! HBG POPPING TO HER FEET AND HITS THE TRAMP STAMP! NO, IMPACT CAUGHT THE BOOT – BUT, HBG FIRES WITH THE ENZIGURI TO THE SIDE OF THE HEAD! IMPACT IS STUNNED! HBG lays on the canvas stumbling back to her feet as Impact tries to regain his bearings! Impact shoot forward – BUT HBG DRIVES BOTH FEET INTO THE RIGHT KNEE OF IMPACT AND HE’S SENT CRASHING THROUGH THE ROPES TO THE OUTSIDE! HBG getting back to her feet and Impact lands on his! Impact shoots back up onto the apron – BUT, THIS TIME THE TRAMP STAMP CONNECTS FLUSH! IMPACT FALLING BACK OFF THE APRON AS HBG STANDS THERE LOOKING DOWN AT HER FALLEN FOE!
Cherish: THAT KICK MAY HAVE JUST TURNED IMPACTS LIGHTS OUT! But, HBG doesn’t look finished, assessing the situation… before making her way up to the top rope! A stunned Y2Impact using the barricade to drag himself back to his feet as HBG steadies herself! HBG’S LOOKING TO FLY! GOOD GOD! THE HEART BREAK GAL LEAPING OFF THE TOP ROPE TO THE OUTSIDE, TAKING OUT Y2IMPACT WITH A MOONSAULT!! BOTH ARE DOWN!! THE IMPACT MAY HAVE HAD THE SAME EFFECT ON BOTH OF THEM, BUT IT’S THE OPENING THAT HBG NEEDED! THE REFEREE BEGINNING TO COUNT AS BOTH HBG AND IMPACT TRY TO RECOVER!
ONE!!… TWO!!… THREE!!…
Cherish: You have to think that the first person back to their feet has the advantage. Impact was knocked into a daze as HBG drags herself back to her feet. Impact pushing himself back up too, but he’s not in the greatest condition. HBG rolling Impact back into the ring and climbs back up to apron and begins to ascend back up to the top rope. Impact slowly recovering as HBG sits perched in wait. Impact pushing himself onto his hands and knees AS HBG LEAPS… AND DRIVES BOTH FEET INTO THE LOWER SPINE OF Y2IMPACT WITH THAT VELOCITY 9!! IMPACT’S SPINE JARRING IN PAIN AS HBG SHOOTS BACK TO HER FEET! SHE ISN’T FINISHED! IMPACT DEFIANTLY PUSHING HIMSELF BACK UP – BUT RIGHT INTO POSITION FOR DEATH BY BANE! CURB STOMP TO THE SEVEN TIME WORLD CHAMPION! HAS HBG DONE IT?! HBG HOOKING BOTH LEGS!!
ONE!!… TWO!!… TH–KICKOUT!!
Cherish: NO!! IMPACT KICKS OUT!!
Pierre: You can see by the look in the eyes of the Heart Break Gal, Cherish! She knows that it may have been her one opportunity to put Impact away and it wasn’t enough! HBG getting back to her feet and takes a look out at the thousands in attendance! The hint of a smile crossing her face before she slowly backs into the corner and begins to tune up the band! She’s already nailed on Tramp Stamp tonight and she looks to knock out Impact with another! Impact slowly pushing his way back to his feet, but he may be better off staying down! IMPACT’S UP — THE TRAMP STAMP CONNECTS!! NO, IMPACT CAUGHT TO LEG AGAIN AND SWEEPS THE OTHER OUT FROM UNDER HER!! HE’S LOOKING TO LOCK IN THAT WALLS OF IMPACT – BUT HBG USES THE STRENGTH IN HER LEGS TO POWER OUT OF IT AND SEND IMPACT TUMBLING AWAY! Both rushing to their feet, Impact a second faster and charges forward! BUT, HBG USES THE MOMENT TO POWER HIM UP ONTO HER SHOULDER AND DROPS HIM HEAD FIRST AGAINST HER KNEE WITH THE FIREMAN’S CARRY NECKBREAKER! IMPACTS DOWN AS HBG SHOOTS BACK UP AND SPRINGBOARDS OFF THE MIDDLE ROPE! LIONSAULT! NO, IMPACT ROLLS OUT OF THE WAY, BUT HBG LANDS ON HER FEET! HBG CHARGING FORWARD — BUT IMPACT LAUNCHES HER UP INTO THE AIR AND DRIVES HER DOWN WITH THE POWERBOMB!! IMPACT HOLDS THE COVER!!
ONE!!… TWO!!… KICKOUT!!
Cherish: HBG KICKS OUT!!
Pierre: BUT, IMPACT USES THE MOMENTUM TO LOCK IN THE WALLS OF IMPACT!! A THING OF BEAUTIFUL FROM SEVEN REIGNS HIMSELF!!HBG MAY HAVE NOWHERE TO GO AS SHE SCREAMS IN PAIN!! THE TORQUE ON THE SPINE IS INCREDIBLE, BUT SHE REFUSES TO QUIT!! HBG DETERMINED TO GET TO THE ROPES!! IMPACT REARING BACK WITH EVERYTHING HE CAN PHYSICALLY MUSTER, BUT THE HEART BREAK GAL REFUSES TO GIVE UP!! IMPACT DRIVING THAT BOOT INTO THE BACK OF THE HEAD OF HBG!! IF SHE ISN’T GOING TO SUBMIT, HE MAY JUST KNOCK HER OUT!! HBG IS FADING – SHE’S ALMOST THERE!! SHE’S… SHE’S… SHE’S OUT!! NO!! NO!! HBG GOT TO THE ROPES!! HBG JUST GOT TO THE BOTTOM ROPE, BUT THE DAMAGE HAS TO BE DONE!! IMPACT REFUSING TO RELEASE THE HOLD AS THE REFEREE TRIES TO PRY HIM OFF OF HER!! IMPACT FINALLY RELEASES THE WALLS OF IMPACT, BUT I HAVE NO IDEA HOW MUCH MORE THE WOMAN CAN TAKE!!
Cherish: YOU CAN TELL BY THE LOOK IN THE EYES OF Y2IMAPCT!! THE GAMES ARE OVER!! HE’S READY TO PUT AN END TO THE CAREER OF THE HEART BREAK GAL!! HBG CLUTCHING AT HER BACK, BUT SHE DEFIANTLY USES THE ROPES TO DRAG HERSELF BACK UP!! IMPACT’S SEEMS LIKE A MAN POSSESSED!! HE’S BEGGING, SCREAMING FOR HBG TO GET BACK TO HIS FEET!! HBG IS… SHE’S UP — EVISCERATION!! NO!! HBG CATCHES HIM!! WHAT POWER BY THE FOUR TIME VIXEN’S CHAMPION!! IMPACT SHAKING HIS HEAD AS HBG WALKS BACK – BEFORE DROPPING BACK AND SENDING IMPACT CRASHING HEAD FIRST INTO THE TOP TURNBUCKLE!! HBG NEEDS TO CAPITALIZE, BUT IMPACT ROLLS ONTO THE APRON!! HBG just sitting there, exhaustion beginning to see in as these two wage war to bring the other’s time in EAW to an end. Impact trying to shake out the cobwebs as HBG pushes herself back to her feet. You can see by the strain in her face, pain shooting through her body with every time she moves. But, she refuses to give up. She continues to fight, and shall while she has something left in the tank. Impact grabbing onto the middle rope and pulls himself up, but he’s still obviously stunned. HBG’s back to her feet and makes her way over to her former partner. Impact swings for a wild right, but HBG ducks underneath!
Pierre: HBG WITH A ROPE AIDED KICK TO THE HEAD! IMPACT GOES TO FALL BACK, BUT LATCHES ONTO THE TOP ROPE!! IMPACT PULLS HIMSELF BACK UP AND SWINGS FOR ANOTHER SHOT, BUT HBG DUCKS UNDERNEATH AGAIN, THIS TIME DRIVING HER SHOULDER INTO THE STOMACH OF IMPACT! NO, IMPACT DODGES — EVISCERATION!! Y2IMPACT WITH THE EVISCERATION OUT OF FREAKING NOWHERE!! HBG IS CAUGHT UP IN THE ROPES, BUT IMPACT GRABS HER BY THE ARM AND SENDS HER CRASHING TO THE OUTSIDE AS HE ROLLS BACK FROM THE APRON BACK INTO THE RING!! LOOK!! LOOK!! IMPACT’S TELLING THE REFEREE TO COUNT!! HE’S HAPPY WITH THE COUNTOUT VICTORY!! THE REFEREE GRITS HIS TEETH AND BEGINS TO COUNT!!
ONE!!… TWO!!… THREE!!… FOUR!!…
Pierre: HBG IS BARELY MOVING!! SHE TRIES TO GRAB THE CURTAIN COVERING UNDERNEATH THE RING, BUT I DON’T THINK SHE HAS THE ENERGY TO DRAG HERSELF UP AND BACK INTO THE RING!!
FIVE!!… SIX!!… SEVEN!!… EIGHT!!…
Cherish: COME ON, HBG!! SHE’S REFUSING TO STAY DOWN!! IMPACT SCREAMING THAT IT’S ALL OVER, BUT PURE FIRE ENGULFS THE EYES OF THE HEART BREAK GAL AS SHE FORCES HERSELF BACK UP!!
Cherish: SHE’S ALMOST THERE!!
Cherish: SHE MADE IT!! HBG GOT BACK INTO THE RING!! THIS ONE CONTINUES!! IMPACT IS IN COMPLETE SHOCK!! COME ON, HBG!! HBG PUSHES HERSELF BACK UP AND IMPACT SHAKES HER HEAD!! HE CAN’T BELIEVE IT!! HBG GETS BACK TO HER FEET AS IMPACT CHARGES FORWARD — BUT HBG SWEEPS HIS LEGS OUT FROM UNDER HIM AND TAKES HIM DOWN TO THE CANVAS!! HBG FIRING AWAY WITH THOSE RIGHTS TO THE HEAD, BUT IMPACT MANAGES TO SHOVE HER AWAY!! HBG SHOOTS BACK TO HER FEET, AS DOES IMPACT — HBG WITH A JUMPING KNEE TO THE JAW!! IMPACT DROPS DOWN TO A KNEE AS HBG HITS THE ROPES AND REBOUNDS WITH A CLOTHESLINE!! IMPACT DUCKS UNDERNEATH, CATCHES THE ARM AND HOOKS THE HEART BREAK GAL!! THE HAIL MARY!! FULL NELSON FACEBUSTER!! NO, HBG DROPS FORWARD AND Y2IMPACT IS SENT ROLLING OVERHEAD!! IMPACT SCRAMBLES BACK TO HIS FEET — TRAMP STAMP!! GOOD GOD ALMIGHTY!! I DON’T BELIEVE I’VE EVER SEEN IT HIT SO CLEANLY!! IMPACT IS STILL STANDING, BUT THE IMPACT TURNS HIM AROUND!! HBG FOLLOWS IT WITH AN INVERTED HURRICANRANA!! IMPACT SPIKED ON THE TOP OF HIS HEAD!!
Pierre: NO!! COME ON IMPACT!! IMPACT STUMBLES BACK UP TO HIS FEET, BUT BACK INTO THE ARMS OF HBG!! DRAGON SUPLEX!! IMPACT SNAPPED ON THE TOP OF HIS HEAD AGAIN!! THAT SMILE CROSSING THE FACE OF HBG – SHE KNOWS SHE HAS HIM EXACTLY WHERE SHE WANTS HIM!! HBG BACKING INTO THE CORNER ONCE AGAIN!! SHE’S LOOKING FOR THAT FINAL BLOW!! HBG CALLING IMPACT BACK TO HIS FEET!! YOU CAN FEEL IT SLIPPING AWAY!! IMPACT SLOWLY PUSHING HIMSELF BACK UP!! HIS EYES ARE COMPLETELY GLAZED OVER!! HBG CLOSING HER EYES AND TAKES A DEEP BREATH; ALMOST A MOMENT OF CLARITY!! IMPACTS UP!! TRAMP STAMP!! TRAMP STAMP!! TRAMP STAMP!! Y2IMPACT’S TEETH ALMOST KICKED DOWN HIS THROAT!! HBG FALLS INTO THE COVER!!
ONE!! TWO!! KICKOUT!!
Pierre: IT’S NOT ENOUGH!! IT’S NOT ENOUGH!! HBG IS IN COMPLETE SHOCK!! SHE CAN’T BELIEVE!! WE CAN’T BELIEVE IT, AND I DON’T BELIEVE THE THOUSANDS IN ATTENDANCE CAN EITHER!! THIS IS PAIN FOR PRIDE!! THIS IS WHAT IT’S ALL ABOUT!! LEAVING EVERY FIBRE OF YOUR BEING IN THE MIDDLE OF THAT RING!! HBG’S HEAD IS IN HER HANDS; SHE DOESN’T KNOW WHAT TO DO!! WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO DO TO KEEP THE SEVEN TIME WORLD CHAMPION DOWN?! HBG looking over at the corner; you can see the gears in her head ticking over, but I don’t know if she has the energy. Impact hasn’t moved since kicking out, it may have been nothing more than pure instinct; that was absolutely one hell of a Tramp Stamp from HBG. HBG grabbing an arm and a leg of Impact and drags him over into the corner before beginning to make that climb up top! If she want’s to keep Impact down, it’s going to have to take her absolute best shot! She hits this and it’s all over, but if she misses, she may be throwing her EAW career away! Impact is barely stirring as HBG steadies herself. HBG stands perched — EMPERIAL LANDING!! CORKSCREW SHOOTING STAR PRESS!! IT,.. IT MISSES!! IMPACT ROLLS OUT OF THE WAY!! HBG LANDS ON HER FEET, BUT SHE MAY BE RIGHT FOR THE PICKING!! IMPACT SHOOTS BACK TO HIS FEET!! HBG TURNS AROUND AND IMPACT SWEEPS HER LEGS OUT FROM UNDER HER!! HE’S TRYING TO TURN HER INTO THE WALLS OF IMPACT!! HBG POSSIBLY COULDN’T WITHSTAND THIS AGAIN!! IMPACT TRYING…
Cherish: WAIT!! WAIT!! HBG PULLS IN INTO THE ROLL UP!!
ONE!! TWO!! THR—KICKOUT!!
Cherish: IMPACT KICKS OUT AS BOTH SCRAMBLE BACK TO THEIR FEET!! WHO IS GOING TO BE THE FIRST UP — EVISCERATION!!… BY THE HEART BREAK GAL!! HBG WITH THE EVISCERATION TO IT’S INVENTOR!! IMPACT PLUMMETS BACK DOWN TO THE CANVAS AS HBG CRAWLS INTO THE COVER AND HOOKS BOTH LEGS!!
ONE!!!!!!! TWO!!!!!!! THREEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Cherish: SHE DID IT!! THE HEART BREAK GAL DID IT!! SHE HAS BEATEN Y2IMPACT!! IMPACT MUST LEAVE EAW!!
(“King of the World” – Porcelain and the Tramps hits as HBG rolls off of Y2Impact and the two just lay on the canvas. HBG painfully sits up and just looks at Y2Impact who still remains unmoved. She pushes herself back to her feet and the referee raises her hand.)
RA: THE WINNER OF THIS MATCH… THE HEART!! BREAK!! GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLL!!!!!
Cherish: THESE TWO PLACED EVERYTHING ON THE LINE TONIGHT; Y2IMPACT PLACED HBG THROUGH ABSOLUTE HELL LEADING INTO THIS EVENT, AND TONIGHT WAS NO DIFFERENT – BUT THE HEART BREAK GAL STANDS TALL!! THE HEART BREAK GAL VANQUISHES HER FORMER PARTNER!!
Pierre: I’m… speechless.
Cherish: IT WAS ABOUT WHO WAS GOING TO GET THEIR FIRST AND HBG WAS A STEP AHEAD!! THERE WERE SO MANY TIMES WE THOUGHT IT WAS IT!! THE WALLS OF IMPACT!! THE EVISCERATION FROM THE APRON SENDING HBG TO THE OUTSIDE!! THAT BRUTAL TRAMP STAMP!! BUT IT WAS AN EVISCERATION TO ITS CREATOR THAT SPELT HIS DOOM!! YOU SAID IT PERFECTLY, THIS IS WHAT PAIN FOR PRIDE IS ALL ABOUT; EVERYONE LEAVING THEIR SPIRIT IN THE MIDDLE OF THAT RING FOR THEIR MOMENT!! SOAK IT IN HBG, YOU DESERVE EVERY PIECE OF IT!!
(HBG backs up the ramp as she looks back at Y2Impact who’s beginning to sit up. “King of the World” fades out as looks around while a team of security surrounds the ring)
Pierre: Uh oh… I think Impact just realized what happens next! He agreed to this stipulation! He wanted this match, and now he’s gotta pay the price!
(Y2Impact slowly rises back to his feet, looking around, locking eyes with the Heart Break Gal as she watches from the stage)
Cherish: I’ve never seen such hate in this man’s eyes! HBG just got him removed from EAW and he knows it! He just lost everything! AND HERE HE GOES AS IMPACT GOES TO THE OUTSIDE, HEADING STRAIGHT FOR HBG!! SECURITY IMMEDIATELY STOPS HIM! IMPACT ISN’T STOPPING AS HE THROWS SHOTS AT THEM!! THERE’S TOO MANY! THE ENTIRE TEAM OF SECURITY OVERWHELMING Y2IMPACT AS HE STRUGGLES, CUSSING AT THE HEART BREAK GAL, DOING ALL HE CAN TO GET TO HER AND PAY HER BACK FOR THIS!! HE’S LOST IT!
Pierre: I never in all my years would have ever thought it would end like this between these two, but here it is, and what a sight it is!
(Security restrains a still struggling and yelling Y2Impact as they force him up the ramp, passed the Heart Break Gal as she looks on with a smirk on her face)
Cherish: After weeks of humiliation at the hands of this man, the Heart Break Gal just got redemption in one Hell of a way! He’s gone! Impact has been forced to Leave EAW and she’s free to pursue whatever she wants! She looks like she could not be happier! What a massive win tonight at Pain For Pride for the Heart Break Gal!
(The camera slowly fades elsewhere.)
(Ad for Territorial Invasion)
(The camera pans towards the CITV briefcase hanging above the ring where the crowd of Met-life Stadium explode in cheers and excitement for the upcoming match. A video package plays of the Cash in the Vailt participants and events leading up to the night)
RA: THE FOLLOWING CONTEST IS THE ANNUAL CASH IN THE VAULT LADDER MATCH!!!!
(“Ambitionz az a Ridah” – Tupac blasts around the arena as the video of TLA plays on the titranton before he comes out to the ring. The ramp was flashing green lights as six women on cat outfits comes out to the ramp first before TLA himself makes an entrance. The women make way for their king, as TLA comes out holding a leash where his black steroid dog is chained.)
RA: Introducing first… from The Poon Palace of Miami, Florida…. WEIGHING AT 220 POUNDS…. A former Interwire Champion… T!!!!!!!!!!!! L!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! A!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Stew-O: And here comes the man who should be as motivated as ANY in this particular match-up. Just remember HOW close he was to having a GUARANTEED world title shot, on this very night – by finishing runner-up to the Pizza Boy at Grand Rampage. It was a bittersweet moment for TLA of course, for him to come so close to the pinnacle moment, but also the realization in hindsight that he’s just ON the cusp of solidifying his place as an elite talent. He should be one of the favorites going into this prestigious ladder match for this reason alone.
(TLA comes in the ring with a big smile on his face with the dog, who is staring directly and fiercely at Pierre McGuire.)
Pierre: I have a bad feeling about this… WAIT NO!!!!
(TLA unleashed his dog and it runs towards Pierre, getting on top of the announce table growling at him)
Pierre: G-good… Doggy… I still have the night to commentate! Please don’t kill me!
(TLA laughs and whistles, steriod dawg stops barking and goes back into the ring with TLA before the lights dim and an ominous music plays)
(A man lays down an all-black stretcher, being wheeled into the ramp by Madison Kaline who is wearing a white nurse outfit as they were guided by a red spotlight. He wears a blood-splattered strait jacket and a black mask that covers the lower part of his face. Madison stops mid-way and removes the mask, and it was seen Keelan Cetinich on the strecher as he sits straight, allowing Madison to remove his straitjacket. Madison points at the CITV briefcase, as she gently leads his face to the same direction. Different colors of lights then start to flash now as “Oblivion” – 30 Seconds to Mars starts to play)
RA: And introducing…. From Logan City, Australia…. weighing at 218 pounds… he is “The Hannibal Lecter of Hardcore”… KEEEEEEELLLLAAAAAAAANNNNNNN CETINNNIIIIICHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Pierre: Quite an interesting nickname, but it fits the character on display, no? Keelan has risen up the Voltage ranks throughout the calendar year, forging himself an essence of unorthodox quality and style. Keelan hasn’t exactly been playing it nice since 2017 hit, so I wouldn’t expect tonight to serve as any different. He is an amazing, young talent – with loads of potential waiting to bust — this is sounding wrong isn’t it? Well, you get the point! Keelan has tormented the Voltage roster, and he hopes to do the same here tonight, while cementing himself as Mr. CITV!
(Keelan makes his way to the ring while hyping up the fans, as they respond with cheers. The camera pans to the CITV briefcase and a bird was spotted sitting on top of it… a Raven. Then the lights dim once more)
“This is survival of the fittest”
“This is do or die”
“This is winner takes it all”
“So take it all…”
(“Survival” – Eminem blasts all over the arena as flocks of raven by the hundreds come from behind the curtains, flying right up to the open arena and to the sky. Lars Grier comes out after the ravens as he makes his way to the ring with a determined look on his face.)
RA: Introducing…. From Cincinatti, Ohio… Weighing in at 291 pounds…. He is “The Raven”…. LAAAAARRRSSSSSSSSSS GRIEEEERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(The crowd cheers as he checks the competition before entering the ring, as he stands on the ring apron outside mouthing “It’s my night” to his opponents. He jumps through the ropes and into the ring, and the pyro from all four corners of the ring go off, to TLA and Keelan’s surprise)
Stew-O: And here comes the heralded blue chip prospect of the Showdown roster, a much wanted asset to any of the three brands at the EAW Draft. He is competing in his first Pain For Pride, but let me tell you – NO STAGE is too big for this young man. He is a bullish competitor, one that all his peers must marvel at. Just the presence of him is enough to warrant a second and third look. I feel many are underestimating this man’s chances here tonight, but considering his track record on Showdown – I’d consider him a strong darkhorse candidate. He’s not here via luck or fortune, Lars Grier is representing Showdown in this CITV match because he’s on the cusp of truly maximizing his potential. Watch out for him, you might just be looking at a future world champion!
(“You Want it Darker” – Leonard Cohen blasts around the arena as Nico Borg enters in his black robe above his ring gear. He stops midway through the ramp, as he spreads his arms, getting negative reaction from the crowd)
RA: Making his way to the ring…. From Valetta, Malta… He is “The Maltese Falcon”… NICOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO BORGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(Nico continues to walk down the ramp and up the ring, as he takes off his robe. He wears an arrogant smirk on his face while he eyes on his opponents)
Pierre: One of the fiercest, convicted men to ever grace an EAW ring. Nico Borg listens to only one voice, and anybody that tread on Nico’s path or faith – will often meet his own version of a rapture consequence. Nico Borg, much like Keelan Cetinich, has risen through the ranks of Showdown, in a short period of time, to be quite frank. He SHOULDN’T be here, he SHOULDN’T be THIS good, already. But alas, here he is – as one of the more formidable, accomplished names in this match. Not only is he a former 24/7 Battle Royal winner, but he successfully cashed in such an opportunity for championship gold. Is Pain For Pride X going to have the same fate for Mr. Borg as the predecessor? Only time will tell, and luckily for us, we don’t have much longer to answer this question.
(“Twisted” by Missio hits. The lights go down and a spotlight hits the stage where Maero is standing in a dark robe looking at the floor. He looks up and cocks his head revealing a skull mask. He takes a step forward and he pulls his two pistols from beneath the rope. As Maero walks down the ramp the music cuts out and a sound clip of Reaper from Overwatch screaming “Die, die, die!” plays, as it does Maero spins and shoots blanks into the audience. As the sound clip ends Maero drops his guns and the music continues.)
RA: Hailing from Sydney, Australia…. Weighing in 175 pounds…. “The Priest of Life…. HE IS… MAEEEEEEEROOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(Maero slides into the ring and climbs the ring post. He pulls his mask off and tosses it into the audience. He removes his robe and tosses it onto the floor revealing his ring gear. He makes a gun with his fingers and waves it around the room, it’s aim eventually falls on his own head. He waits for a swell in the music before pulling the trigger. He rolls his head on his shoulders before hopping down.)
Stew-O: And probably the most underrated talent in all of EAW, Voltage’s own – MAERO! You can’t exactly delve into this man’s history, without first mentioning the sheer menacing demeanor he carries into any arena he walks into. I won’t go as far to say that he’s a sickened individual, but yeah, he should probably be checked into a psyche ward, before checking into an opportunity to become only the 10th ever Mr. CITV! Anonymous undertones aside, he is a one-of-a-kind talent in EAW… and he truly, TRULY has what it takes to become world champion some day. Is tonight the night in which he gravitates towards such an ascension?
(“DNA” by Kendrick Lamar hits as Scott Oasis comes to the ring with a fierce look on his face, wearing a trench coat over his ring gear. He stops at the entrance way and takes off his coat to show off his gear and physique to the audience who cheer his name.)
RA: And introducing… From Baltimore Maryland… weighing in 260 pounds and a former World Heavyweight Champion…. He is “The Ice Man”… SCOTTTTTTTTTTTT OAAASIIIIIISSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Pierre: AND HERE COMES THE LATEST HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE, SCOTT OASIS. Just look at him, and you can see why he’s become a Hall of Famer in just a matter of years in EAW lore. He is a beast that was molded into a man’s body, and the end result ended up being tormenting any daring man that share the same path. He is a former world champion, rising through the EAW ranks in a short manner, and he wants to reach the top of the holy grail once more. He is easily the most dominant force in a physical standpoint, perhaps in ALL of EAW. But what about tonight? Ladder matches aren’t exactly a strength to men of his size and stature – but then again, it just adds to the potential mayhem and chaos that can be caused. Scott Oasis is overdue for some fortune… is tonight the night he makes his own?
(He runs towards the ropes to charge at his opponents, and all five of them bolted to the outside of the ring, looking at him intensely. He lets out a roar for the crowd and all were enthused, cheering to begin the match as all participants go back in the ring)
( The referee gives the signal — THE MATCH IS… )
Pierre: AND WE’RE OFFICIALLY UNDER WAY! 6 MEN, 1 OPPORTUNITY OF A LIFETIME. THIS MATCH IS ALWAYS THE MOST UNPREDICTABLE COME PAIN FOR PRIDE SEASON. ALL SIX MEN, JUST LIE IN WAIT, NOT WANTING TO MAKE THE FIRST MOVE — SCOUTING UP THEIR OPPONENTS INTENTIONS — WELL THAT DIDN’T LAST! WE’RE OFF! SCOTT OASIS POWERS OUT OF HIS CORNER – WITH LARS GRIER IN SIGHT — SPINNING SIDE WALK SLAM RIGHT OUT OF THE GATE! MEANWHILE, it appears Nico Borg, TLA, and Keelan Cetinich find themselves in the midst of a three-way brawl!
Stew-O: NOT SO FAST! HERE COMES THAT WRECKING BALL AGAIN. SCOTT OASIS! HE HEADBUTTS TLA OUT OF THE WAY, KNOCKING HIM BACK… AND NICO BORG MEETS THE SAME FATE! KEELAN YOU BEST RU — NO! SCOTT PULLS HIM IN… BRAINBUSTAHHHHHHH!!!! Maero has just watched ALL of this unfold, as he stays put in his corner — but Scott Oasis finally looks up and LOCKS eyes! Maero realizing what that means, tries to book it — BUT NO GO! OASIS GETS A GRASP OF HIM… PSYCHO DRIVER! AND JUST… LIKE… THAT! SCOTT OASIS HAS CLEARED HOUSE. WE KNOW THE PHYSICAL PRESENCE MAY HAVE BEEN TOO MUCH TO HANDLE, BUT NOT IN MY WILDEST OF DREAMS DID I THINK IT’D BE THIS APPARENT. Just with LITTLE ounce of effort, after WEEKS, MONTHS even of game-planning – SCOTT OASIS PHYSICAL DOMINANCE AND COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE UN-DID ALL THAT MENTAL WORK OF FIVE MEN.
Pierre: Anytime Scott Oasis competes in an EAW ring, it’s a treat to watch – a rare specimen if EAW has ever seen one. And with all the bodies laid to waste, he turns his attention to the objective of this match — CLIMBING A LADDER. He quickly scoops one up from the outside, sliding it into the ring, ALONG with it he goes — BUT ONLY FOR LARS TO COME OUT SWINGING. AS HE STOMPS AWAY AT OASIS, BUT IT DOESN’T EVEN SEEM TO FAZE HIM! OASIS GETS TO HIS FEET — NO! CHOP BLOCK FROM BEHIND! I GUESS IF THERE’S ONE WAY TO SEND A MAN OF HIS STATURE DOWN, IT’S IN CHEAP MANNER! BUT ANYTHING GOES, ESPECIALLY IN A MATCH OF THIS MARQUEE OF STIPULATIONS. And Lars ISN’T finished with the assault, sending knees to the rib cage, TIME and TIME again. BUT HOLD UP — TLA WANTS TO GET IN ON THE ACTION, AS HE SENDS A BLUSTERING SHOT TO THE KIDNEY, LARS GRIMACES AS HE TURNS AROUND — TLA SWINGS OVER, BOOM! PELE KICK!!! NO! LARS GRIER DODGES THE ONSLAUGHT, RECOGNIZING THE MANEUVER, TLA TURNS AROUND… RIGHT INTO LARS HIMSELF! BAH GAWD, WHAT A PUMPHANDLE NECKBREAKER! TLA IS OUSTED, FOR THE TIME BEING!
Stew-O: BUT HOLD UP, HERE COMES NICO BORG BACK TO JOIN THE FOLD… THE MALTESE FALCON — IS IMMEDIATELY SENT BACK DOWN BY A POWERFUL LARIAT! MY GOODNESS, THIS MAN LARS IS ON FIRE! I KNOW HE HAS BEEN DEEMED AS ONE OF SHOWDOWN’S GREATER PROSPECTS, BUT HE’S BRINGING IT TO EXTRAORDINAIRE TALENT AT THE MOMENT. And THIS rookie has the right of it all – SETTING UP THE LADDER IN THE MIDDLE OF THE RING! HE BEGINS THE CLIMB — NO, HOLD ON! OUR ATTENTION NEEDS TO DIVERT ELSEWHERE — MAERO BACK INTO THE FOLD — TURNS LARS AROUND, HOLY SMOKES, WHAT A ROUNDHOUSE KICK! I THINK LARS’ SKULL EVEN GOT PINNED AGAINST THE STEEL LADDER! BRUTAL LANDING. MAERO RESUMES CONTROL OF THE HIERARCHY — BUT WAIT!!! ONLY TO TURN RIGHT INTO KEELAN! TORNADO DDT, OFF THE DROP OF A HAT! OUT OF NOWHERE! IT SEEMS AS IF KEELAN HAS NO INTENTIONS OF WAITING FOR EVERYONE TO JOIN THE FRAY– AS HE MAKES THE FIRST CLIMB OF THE NIGHT!
Pierre: But HOLD on Stew! NICO! Nico shakes and shakes at the ladder, to the point Keelan can’t even get a grip of the briefcase! THE LADDER IS SWERVING… KEELAN, YOU BEST GET OFF — AS NICO TIPS OVER THE LADDER, AS IT SPRINGS AGAINST THE ROPES! BUT WATCH OUT, KEELAN LANDED ON HIS FEET — A SWIFT JAB TO THE TEMPLE OF NICO BORG! BUT NICO BORG RESPONDS WITH A THUNDEROUS BLOW OF HIS OWN, AND ANOTHER QUICK STRIKE AFTER IT… CRUCIFIX DRIVER!!! ONTO THE STEEL LADDER! THAT SERVES NO PROTECTION! MEANWHILE, TLA has found himself in a sole battle against Scott Oasis – NOBODY wishes to have that fate, as Nico makes a climb! HIS FIRST OF THE NIGHT! Last year’s 24/7 Winner knows what it takes to win on THIS stage, of a ring filled with participants, and he’s SO close to repeating history, just of a different shade! BUT HOLD UP – WHAT’S BREWING HERE? MAERO?
Stew-O: WE KNEW MAERO WAS ONE OF THE MORE MENACING PERSONALITIES TO EVER GRACE AN EAW RING — BUT IN A LADDER MATCH, HE’S BRINGING ALONG A BARBWIRED BASEBALL BAT! LOOKS LIKE HE DIDN’T WANT TO HANDLE SCOTT OASIS’ PHYSICAL NATURE FOR LONG. BUT NICO DOESN’T KNOW WHAT’S COMING, AS MAERO TAKES A HEFTY SWING!!! ONLY TO MEET STEEL, NICO DODGES THE ASSAULT! AGAIN MAERO WITH A SWING, ONLY AGAIN FOR THE ATHLETIC NICO BORG TO SHIFT HIS WAY OUT OF IT! AND INSTEAD KICKING IT OUT OF MAERO’S HANDS, AS IT SLIDES ALL THE WAY TO THE CORNER! MAERO STARTS CLIMBING UP THE LADDER, ON THE SAME TILT OF NICO HIMSELF, BRUSHING OFF ANY KICKS SENT HIS WAY, AND CRAWLS ALL OVER MR. BORG’S BACK, SENDING URGENT ELBOWS TO THE SPINE! Nico is in quite the predicament, as his back is turned towards Maero! MAERO gets parallel with Nico’s body, SENDING A FURIOUS HEADBUTT HIS WAY! BUT NICO FIRES BACK — WITH A HEADBUTT OF HIS OWN — AND HITTING MAERO’S FACE AGAINST A STEP OF THE LADDER! IT’S A LONG WAY DOWN FROM HERE, THAT’S THE EASIEST WAY TO WEAKEN YOURSELF FROM THIS MATCH. THIS ISN’T A GOOD SITUATION FOR ONE OF THESE MEN!
Pierre: WHAT A BLINDSIDING ELBOW FROM MAERO! COMPLETELY CATCHING NICO OFF GUARD! HE ALMOST FELL OFF THE LADDER, EVEN! OH, NO! TROUBLE HAS HEED ITS WAY, SCOTT OASIS STANDS BELOW THEM SURVEYING THE SCENE! THE TWO HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO IDEA WHAT IS COMING TO THEM! WHAT… WHAT IS HE DOING?! BAH GAWD!!! HE’S NOT EVEN SHAKING THE LADDER – HE’S LIFTING IT! HE’S LIFTING IT OFF THE CANVAS, THE STRENGTH OF THIS MAN… THE ICE MAN, THEY CALL HIM – IS LITERALLY LIFTING THE LADDER OF MORE THAN 400 POUNDS, AND TEETERING IT IN THE AIR! I KNOW EACH OF NICO BORG AND MAERO WEIGH UNDER 200, BUT THIS IS UNPARALLELED STRENGTH BEING WITNESSED RIGHT NOW — BAH GAWD!!! THE LADDER IS BEING TIPPED OVER!!! SCOTT OASIS IN A BACKBODY DROP MOTION — AS NICO AND MAERO CRASH AND BURN TO THE OUTSIDE! BAH GAWD, THE HUMANITY. LET’S GET A REPLAY OF THIS!
( EAW Replay: Scott Oasis lifts the ladder, which Maero and Nico Borg stand upon, up in the air and essentially causes them to crash to the outside. )
Stew-O: This man right here is proving to be the X-FACTOR! He’s a former world champion — walking into Pain For Pride 9 the World Heavyweight Champion — and he wants to make that climb again! BUT LOOK AT THIS — IF HE WANTS TO GET THERE, HE’S GOING TO HAVE TO CUT THROUGH LARS GRIER! WHO IS NO SLOUCH IN PHYSICAL PRESENCE EITHER. THEY STARE ONE ANOTHER DOWN… POWER VERSUS POWER. AND LARS CHARGES AT HIM — ONLY TO BE SENT DOWN WITH A SICKENING CLOTHESLINE! Oasis just LAUGHS him off, eager for him to get up again – Lars follows suit — RUNS AT HIM AGAIN! THIS TIME CONNECTING WITH A CLOTHESLINE OF HIS OWN — BUT WHAT THE HELL? IT DID NOTHING WHATSOEVER. SCOTT OASIS JUST STANDS THERE LIKE A BRICK WALL. LARS POWERS UP AGAIN — ANOTHER CLOTHESLINE — NO EFFECT! YOU CAN JUST SENSE THE ANGER BUILD UP FOR LARS, AS HE SMACKS HIS FIST AGAINST THE CANVAS AND RUNS ONCE MORE!!! SHOULDER BLOCK — NOTHING — BUT HOLD ON, SCOTT OASIS IN ONE MOTION PICKS HIM RIGHT UP — SCOOP POWERSLAM, AIMING FOR THAT LADDR — NO, HOLD ON!!! TLA HAS ENTERED THE FOLD! CUTS SCOTT OASIS DOWN FROM BEHIND, USING THAT BARBWIRED BASEBALL BAT THAT MAERO BROUGHT IN EARLIER! OASIS DROPS LARS BEFORE HE CAN EXECUTE — AND TOGETHER, TLA AND LARS MERGE — SANDWICHED CLOTHESLINE!!! BUT OASIS IS STILL ON HIS FEET, THE TWO IRISH WHIP HIM ACROSS THE RING — ONLY FOR HIM TO BOUNCE BACK — DUAL CLOTHESLINE — NO! DODGED, BUT ONLY FOR LARS TO RUN RIGHT INTO… A DISCUS LARIAT FROM KEELAN! KEELAN TURNS AROUND, AND TLA WHIPS HIM UP A GOOD ‘OL EUROPEAN UPPERCUT!
Pierre: BUT THE PROBLEM REMAINS, SCOTT OASIS IS STANDING. ALL MEN CONVERGE ON HIM AT ONCE. BUT IT ONLY SEEMS LIKE LARS CAN STAY ATTACHED TO HIM, AS HE FIGHTS THEM ALL OFF, AND SENDS A BECKONING BLOW TO LARS WITH A HEADBUTT. BUT HOLD ON, HERE COMES MAERO — WITH A SECOND LADDER INTO THE RING! HE HELICOPTERS IT OVER HIS HEAD!!! SPINS, SPINS, AND SPINS SOME MORE — WRECKING HAVOC ON ANYBODY WHO DARE STAY ON THEIR FEET! THIS MIGHT BE THE MOST EFFECTIVE WAY YET TO DOWN OASIS – BUT TLA DUCKS OUT OF THE CARNAGE — AND HIS A BACK-HEEL KICK TO THE LEG OF MAERO! MAERO STOPS IN HIS TRACKS, SEEMINGLY DIZZY FROM THE SPINS AS WELL – AND TLA MARCHES RIGHT AFTER HIM! ONLY TO BE HIT IN THE STERNUM WITH THE LADDER, AND MAERO DOUBLES DOWN, HITS HIM AGAIN! Maero drops the ladder once and for all, and pins it against the turnbuckle! This man always has devious intentions – BUT LOOK, TLA fights back — sending a forearm smash to the temple of Maero! MAERO IS DAZED ONCE MORE — AS TLA SENDS HIM INTO THE CORNER WITH THE LADDER! WITH MAERO’S BACK SITTING AGAINST STEEL, TLA GRABS THE OTHER LADDER, AND CHARGES WITH IT!!! NO, MAERO ESCAPES THE CHAOS, TLA DROPS THE STEEL(E), TURNS… THE MAERO TRANSPLANT!!! RUNNING KNEE LIFT!!! BAH GAWD, MAERO HAS SEIZED CONTROL.
Stew-O: BUT NICO BORG WISHES TO CHANGE THAT FORTUNE — NO! HE’S MET WITH THE SAME FATE! THE MAERO TRANSPLANT! FOR SOMEBODY THAT WASN’T CONSIDERED A FAVORITE IN SOME CIRCLES, HE’S ABSOLUTELY TAKING IT TO THE COMPETITION. HE SHOULD HAVE ALWAYS BEEN CONSIDERED THE MOST DANGEROUS DARK HORSE — AND HE’S WELL ON HIS WAY TO BECOMING MR. CITV! AND HE SENSES THE BIGGEST THREAT – AS OASIS IS UP ON ONE KNEE… HE MEASURES HIM UP… AND CHARGES!!! THE MAERO TRANSPLANT… FOR A THIRD… YES!!! THIRD TIME! NO! SCOTT OASIS BLOCKED HIS MOMENTUM! THIS CAN’T BE GOOD! HE HAS A HOLD OF MAERO!
Pierre: BUT BAH GAWD!!!! THE RAVENBEAK!!! THE RAVENBEAK!!! THE RAVENBEAK!!! THAT DEADLY SPEAR OUT OF NOWHERE, FINALLY SENDING SCOTT OASIS TO THE CANVAS ONCE AGAIN! LARS JUST SAVED MAERO FROM A WORLD OF HURT, I’D SAY! And won’t you look at this – LARS is suggesting a partnership for the time being! AS MAERO AGREES – AND LOCKS IN THE MALPRACTISE, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE TRIANGLE CHOKE ON THE DOWNED ICE MAN! MEANWHILE LARS SENDS KICKS AND CHEAPSHOTS TO THE KIDNEY OF SCOTT OASIS, AS HE’S CAUGHT IN NO MAN’S LAND! HE’S STRUGGLING, BUT MAERO HAS THE HOLD PERFECTLY EXECUTED! HE’S SUCKING THE LIFE OUT OF SCOTT OASIS HIMSELF! SCOTT OASIS IS LITERALLY GASPING FOR AIR, HE’S FADING… AND I THINK MAERO FINALLY HAD ENOUGH OF OASIS TOSSING EVERYBODY AROUND! HE BREAKS THE HOLD, BUT OASIS SEEMS RATHER LIFELESS! BUT IT’S NOT OVER! NOW LARS LOCKS IN A HOLD OF HIS OWN — THE GARGA CROSS FACE — LARS PERSONALLY CALLS THIS THE PICK THE BONES! AND HE’S PICKING AT SCOTT OASIS ALRIGHT, OF WHATEVER REMAINS OF HIS SUBSTANCE IN THIS MATCH-UP. THERE IS NO SENSE OF LIFE IN THE BRUTE BEAST OF A MAN, FINALLY THIS PAIR HAS BROKEN HIM. BUT WHAT’S THIS???
Stew-O: I THINK THAT’S MAERO WITH EVEN WORSE INTENTIONS NOW! HE BRINGS IN A STEEL CHAIR — THIS ISN’T SPELLING WELL FOR OASIS! BAH GAWD, THEY’RE PUTTING IT AROUND HIS NECK — AND MAERO IS CLIMBING TO THE TOP OF THE TURNBUCKLE, NOT THIS… NO, WHATEVER THIS IS… NO NO NO… BAH GAWD!!!! CLEAR!!! THE DIVING MOON STOMP, AS I THINK OASIS IS COUGHING UP BLOOD! AND WHO WOULDN’T, AFTER STEEL PINNED AGAINST YOUR NECK AT SUCH A FORCE OF MOMENTUM?! WE SERIOUSLY NEED SOME E.M.Ts out here, AND OUT HERE FAST! OASIS ISN’T COMPETING IN THIS ONE THE REST OF THE WAY, NO WAY. MAERO AND LARS OFFICIALLY ELIMINATED HIM FROM CONTENTION, AND THESE TWO WERE THOUGHT TO BE THE “THROW-IN”‘S OF THIS MATCH. BAH GAWD, THE CARNAGE WE JUST WITNESSED.
Pierre: BUT THE MATCH DOESN’T STOP — BANG!!! LARS WITH A SPEAR OUT OF NOWHERE TO MAERO. THAT PARTNERSHIP ENDED ABRUPTLY. MAERO ROLLS OUT OF THE RING, BUT WATCH OUT LARS — KEELAN! LIKE A SNAKE IN THE STRANDS OF GRASS — KILLER-KO!!! KILLER-KO! THAT JUMPING CUTTER JUST GAVE KEELAN THE OPENING HE’S BEEN LONGING FOR IN THIS MATCH. NOW ALL OF NICO, LARS, AND MAERO ARE GROUPED UP IN THE OUTSIDE, AS THE EMTs are in the process of putting Scott on a stretcher… BUT KEELAN HAS HIS LOCKED-IN LOCK. THE THREE MEN GET TO THEIR FEET — BAH GAWD!!! SUICIDE DIVE! SUICIDE DIVE TO THE OUTSIDE, COLLECTING ALL MEN, INCLUDING HIMSELF! KEELAN FINALLY MADE HIS PRESENCE KNOWN IN THIS CASH IN THE VAULT ENCOUNTER… BUT HOLD ON, SPEAKING OF GUYS NEEDING TO LEAVE THEIR MARK, WE HAVEN’T HEARD MUCH OF TLA’S NAME YET… AND HE’S ALL ALONE IN THE RING! COME ON, CLIMB THAT LADDER, NO BETTER OPPORTUNITY THAN THIS RIGHT NOW!
Stew-O: I BELIEVE TLA HAS OTHER INTENTIONS, PIERRE – HE’D RATHER IMPLEMENT THE ONGOING CHAOS, I FEEL – AS INSTEAD OF CLIMBING UP THE LADDER, HE CLIMBS TO THE TOP ROPE, AND SET HIS COLLISION COURSE FOR THE OUTSIDE! ALL FOUR MEN GET TO THEIR FEET… BAH GAWD!!! TLA LEAPS — BURNOUT!!!!! BURNOUT!!!! AND NO, HE DID NOT CRASH AND BURN – BUT RATHER JUST EXECUTED AN AMAZING CORKSCREW 360 SENTON THAT HAS THIS CROWD NUTS! JUST LISTEN TO THEM, PIERRE! THEY’RE ON THEIR FEET, TLA IS A MAD MAN IN WAYS MORE THAN ONE, BUT HE AIMED FOR IT AND HIT. WE MOST DEFINITELY NEED TO SEE A REPLAY TO THIS!
( EAW Replay: TLA LEAPS OFF THE TURNBUCKLE, CORKSCREWING IN THE AIR, DOWN TO ALL OF NICO BORG, MAERO, KEELAN CETINICH AND LARS GRIER. )
Pierre: EVERY MAN IS DOWN. EVERY MAN IS OUT. THIS IS LITERALLY ANYBODY’S BALL GAME, AND WE HAVEN’T EVEN REALLY SEEN MUCH LADDER WARFARE, EITHER. ALL IT TAKES IS ONE AMBITIOUS CLIMB, AND THE REST IS HISTORY. WHICH OF THESE MAN WILL CAPITALIZE ON THIS OPPORTUNITY? IT’S LITERALLY BEEN A MINUTE SINCE EVEN A LIMB WAS MOVED, I’M STARTING TO QUESTION HOW MUCH MORE THESE MEN CAN TAKE!
Stew-O: No… YOU CAN’T BE… YOU CAN’T BE SERIOUS!
Pierre: WHAT? …BUT HOW? HOW IS HE MOVING? SCOTT OASIS IS LIMBERING OFF THE PARAMEDIC TABLE, REFUSING TO BE STRETCHERED OUT OF HERE! HE FALLS TO HIS HANDS AND KNEES OUTSIDE THE RING, BUT HE SEES A CLEAR PATH! ALL IT TAKES IS THIS ONE OPPORTUNE MOMENT! THIS MAN JUST HAS NO QUIT… HE CLIMBS TO THE APRON, MUSTERING EVERY OUNCE OF STRENGTH IN HIS BODY TO EVEN MOVE… BAH GAWD!!!! BAH GAWD!!! THE RAVENBEAK!!!!! THE RAVENBEAK!!!! THE RAVENBEAK SPEAR FROM LARS GRIER!!! SCOTT OASIS JUST GOT SPEARED OFF THE APRON, AS HE CRASHES DOWN TO THE UNFORGIVING CONCRETE AGAIN! PLEASE TAKE HIM OUT OF HERE BEFORE ANY FURTHER DAMAGE IS DONE! LARS GIVES HIM A LASTING SMIRK, BEFORE FINALLY TURNING HIS ATTENTION TOWARDS… A FLEEING NICO BORG!!! NICO IS CLIMBING THE LADDER, NOBODY ELSE IN THE RING WITH HIM, LARS MUST HURRY! NICO WAS TRYING TO PULL A QUICK ONE ON EVERYONE INVOLVED, AS LARS CLIMBS UP THE OTHER SIDE IN A HURRY, BUT NICO IS CLUTCHING AND GRABBING FOR THE BRIEFCASE! HE HAS IT IN HIS HAN — NO, LARS KNOCKS IT AWAY, AND THROWS A HAMMERHEAD OF A PUNCH RIGHT TO NICO’S TEMPLE! NICO STOPS HIS CONQUEST – AS LARS REIGNS HIM IN… HE HOOKS IT!!! HE HOOKS THE GARGA CROSSFACE ONTO THE TOP OF THE LADDER!!! NO! NICO FIGHTS HIS WAY OUT OF IT, AND TURNS THE TABLES… BUT KEEPS THE ARM LOCKED… BAH GAWD, BAH GAWD… THE LAST RITES!!! THE LAST RITES!!! OFF THE TOP OF THE LADDER!!!
Pierre: THE LADDER PLOWS INTO THE CANVAS FROM THE COLLISION, BUT NICO IS SATISFIED WITH THE END RESULT ALL THE SAME, AS LARS LAYS THERE WITHOUT MOTION. NICO HAS GRASPED THE REIGNS OF CONTROL OUT FROM LARS FINGERTIPS — AND SETS THE LADDER UP ONE MORE TIME. HE IS ALL ALONE, THE CONTINUOUS CARNAGE HAS BODIES RESTING WHEN THEY SHOULD BE REACTING TO THE SIGHT WE SEE, NICO INCHES AWAY FROM THE BRIEFCASE! ALL HE HAS TO DO IS MAKE THE CLIMB… BUT HOLD ON, SPOKE TOO SOON – AS MAERO MAKES HIS WAY BACK INTO THE THICK OF THINGS! MAERO GRABS THE 2ND LADDER, AND SMASHES NICO ACROSS THE TEMPLE WITH IT! BAH GAWD, THAT BUSTED NICO OPEN, AS HE IS SQUIRMING AGAINST THE CANVAS, TRYING TO COLLECT HIS VISION AND THOUGHTS! I WOULDN’T DOUBT IF MAERO GAVE MR. BORG A CONCUSSION — BUT HOLD ON, MAERO TURN AROUND!!! TOO LATE — TLA DOES IT FOR HIM — PELE KICK!!! THE SECOND OF THIS MATCH — AS TLA SIMPLY KICKS HIM TO THE ROPES… HERE WE GO! THE INFAMOUS 305!!! TLA SPRINGS OFF THE ROPES — SPRINGBOARD DDT! MAERO DOESN’T KNOW WHAT JUST HIT HIM! BUT TLA IS FAR FROM DONE… AS HE SETS HIM UP — YES!! THE DEVASTATING MEXICAN DESTROYER! BAH GAWD, MAERO LEAVES THE RING, IT’S ALL TLA! THIS IS YOUR CHANCE, SON. YOU’VE BEEN SO CLOSE, SO MANY TIMES! MAKE THAT CLIMB!
Stew-O: MAKE THAT CLIMB, BRING THIS HOME FOR DYNASTY! BRING THIS HOME FOR THE ENTIRE CLAN! FINISHING RUNNER-UP TO THE PIZZA BOY AT THE GRAND RAMPAGE, FINALLY WITH THE STARS ALIGNING… TLA HAS MADE HIS WAY TO THE TOP OF THE LADDER! BAH GAWD, THIS IS IT, THIS IS WHAT MAKES ALL THAT ADVERSITY WORTH IT! TLA SNATCHES AND GRABS AT THE BRIEFCASE, AND HE HAS CLUTCHED IT IN HIS HANDS!!! A TIME WORTH REJOICING, A SIGNATURE MOMENT… YOU CAN FINALLY SAY — NO! WHO IS THIS?!? WHAT IS MADISON KALINE DOING HERE, SOMEBODY GET KEELAN’S DOG OUT OF THIS RING! SHE TRIES SHAKING THE LADDER, BUT TO NO AVAIL! BUT TLA WOULD RATHER UNHITCH THE BRIEFCASE THAN QUARREL WITH HER! HE’S ALMOST THERE, BUT IT’S JUST NOT COOPERATING! MADISON ALTERS THE PLAN — GRABS THAT BARBWIRE BASEBALL BAT FROM LONG AGO — AND SMASHES IT RIGHT AGAINST TLA’S SPINE!!! GOOD GOD, AND DOES SO… AGAIN! AND AGAIN! AND AGAIN! UNTIL FINALLY HE GIVES UP THE QUEST AND SITS UPON THE TOP OF THE LADDER! BAH GAWD, MADISON KALINE JUST KEPT TLA FROM BECOMING MR. CITV! AND NOW SHE’S HELPING KEELAN TO HIS FEET – AND EASING HIM UP THE OTHER SIDE OF THE LADDER! NOT THIS WAY! KEELAN IS SLOWLY INCHING HIS WAY UP, AND HE MIGHT BE IN THE MOST OPPORTUNISTIC OF CIRCUMSTANCES RIGHT NOW!
Pierre: BUT HOLD ON — HERE COMES… LARS!!! BAH GAWD, ANOTHER RAVENBEAK, THIS TIME TO MADISON KALINE!!! JUSTICE HAS BEEN SERVED, AS IT IS RAVENBEAK-MANIA DOWN HERE TONIGHT! HOW MANY IS THAT?? EITHER WAY, DOESN’T MATTER – AS LARS SENDS A FEW SWIFT SHOTS TO THE BACK OF KEELAN, BUT HE’S NOT BUDGING! HE’S HANGING ON FOR DEAR LIFE, WHILE TLA IS STILL MOTIONLESS ON THE TOP! BAH GAWD, THIS IS ANYBODY’S TO WIN RIGHT NOW. BUT IT’S KEELAN AND TLA THAT ARE UP IN THE AIR! LOOKS LIKE LARS HAS GIVEN UP ON PUNISHING KEELAN FURTHER… HE HAS OTHER IDEAS!! HE SETS UP THE 2ND LADDER RIGHT NEXT TO THE ONE KEELAN AND TLA ARE STANDING ON! KEELAN HAS FINALLY MADE HIS WAY TO THE TOP, BUT HE’S STILL GRASPING FOR AIR! BUT LARS SWIFTLY MAKES HIS WAY UP HIS OWN LADDER, AND BEGINS TO GRAB FOR THE BRIEFCASE! WHAT A SPECTACLE THIS IS, TWO LADDERS THAT ARE PARALLEL TO ONE ANOTHER, LITERALLY IN DAB, CENTER OF THE RING. LARS HAS CLUTCHED THE BRIEFCASE IN HIS HAND, AS KEELAN TRIES TO PAW AT HIM, BUT HE JUST DOESN’T HAVE IT IN HIM! BUT HOLD ON, HOLD ON!!! MAERO HAS REJOINED THE FRAY! AND HE BEGINS AN ONSLAUGHT ASSAULT ON THE OHIO NATIVE, AS LARS HAS NO CHOICE BUT TO REVERT HIS ATTENTION BACK TO EXCHANGING FIST-A-CUPS!
Stew-O: THIS IS LITERAL MADNESS! FOUR MEN ON TWO LADDERS, ALL WITHIN AN ARM’S REACH AWAY FROM THE CASH IN THE VAULT BRIEFCASE! LARS AND MAERO CONTINUE TO EXCHANGE BLOWS ON TOP OF THE LADDER – AND NOW TLA REALIZES KEELAN IS SET ACROSS FROM HIM, AND SMASHES THE VOLTAGE ELITIST’S FACE AGAINST THE TOP OF THE LADDER! BAH GAWD, THIS IS JUST INSANE! EACH MAN IS IN A FIST FIGHT WITH THE MAN ACROSS FROM THEM, WHILE THERE ARE TWO MORE BODIES TO THE SIDE! LARS STARTS BASHING MAERO’S FACE AGAINST THE TOP STEP, ONLY FOR MAERO TO RETURN THE FAVOR BY PUSHING LARS RIGHT INTO HIS SIDE COUNTERPART — TLA! ALMOST TIPPING OVER THE LADDER THAT TLA AND KEELAN STAND UPON! AND NOW THEY FIRE BACK — TLA EXCHANGES PUNCHES WITH LARS, AND KEELAN EXCHANGES PUNCHES WITH MAERO! SOMETHING’S GOTTA GIVE, EVERYONE, THEY CAN’T KEEP GOING ON LIKE THIS! TLA SENDS AN ELBOW SHOT TO THE FACE OF LARS GRIER — AND TRIES PULLING HIM IN, BUT LARS IS TRYING TO HOLD ON FOR DEAR LIFE! AND KEELAN IS PULLED IN BY MAERO!!! BAH GAWD, THEY’RE TRYING TO PUSH OFF ONE ANOTHER, BUT THEY’RE ONLY MAKING EACH LADDER WOBBLY! THIS ISN’T GOOD – ALL FOUR MEN ARE DESTINED TO FALL! THE LADDERS HAVE MET THEIR TIPPING POINT, AS MAERO HAS TO RELEASE HIS HOLD TO KEEP HIS BALANCE — BAH GAWD!!!
Pierre: KEELAN PUSHES MAERO AWAY WITH HIS FOOT AGILITY, AND NO, NO NO NO!!!! THAT LADDER IS TIPPING OVER, BAH GAWD, THERE IS NOTHING THEY CAN DO – THEY’RE IN NO MAN’S LAND — AS LARS GRIER AND MAERO COME TO THE INEVITABLE FATE OF CRASHING AND BURNING, BAH GAWD! NOW ONLY ONE LADDER REMAINS! AS TLA AND KEELAN JUST LOOK AT ONE ANOTHER, BOTH TRYING TO CLUTCH THE BRIEFCASE, ONLY TO COME TO THE QUICK REALIZATION THAT THE OTHER MAN NEEDS ELIMINATED FIRST! IT’S LITERALLY COMING DOWN TO THIS, WHO CAN BEST WHO – AS TLA SMACKS KEELAN’S FACE AGAINST THE BRIEFCASE, AS IT SWAYS IN THE AIR! TLA TRIES TO CLUTCH FOR IT, BUT KEELAN CATCHES HIM IN THE EYE! TLA PULLS AWAY, ONLY FOR KEELAN TO SEND A FOREARM SMASH TO HIS JAW! THAT KNOCKED TLA OFF HIS ALIGNMENT — AS HE’S SWAYING IN THE AIR, AND KEELAN IS TRYING TO JUST PUSH HIM OFF! KEELAN GRABS THE BRIEFCASE, WHILE HOLDING DOWN TLA’S HEAD WITH HIS KNEES! BAH GAWD, KEELAN HAS IT WITHIN HIS GRASP! KEELAN HAS IT WITHIN HIS GRASP! TLA IS TRYING WITH ALL HIS MIGHT TO POWER OUT OF IT, BUT KEELAN’S BODY WEIGHT LOCKING TLA AGAINST THE STEEL. I CAN’T BELIEVE IT, KEELAN CETINICH, THE MAN WHO MANY DOUBTED, IS THIS CLOSE TO UNHINGING THE BRIEFCASE AND PROCLAIMING HIMSELF MR. CITV!!! HE HAS IT, HE HAS IT!!! NO!!! TLA WITH ONE FINAL PUSH! AS HE SWAYS THE LADDER AWAY FROM THE CENTER, AND KEELAN HAS TO HOLD ON! BUT IN DOING SO, HE LIFTS UP FROM TLA, AND BAH GAWD, TLA HAS HIM!!! TLA HAS HIM!!!! TLA LIFTS HIM UP OVER HIS SHOULDERS, AND THROWS HIM OFF!!! KEELAN HAS BEEN TRUMPED. NO! HOLD ON, HE’S STILL TRYING TO HANG ON FROM THE OTHERSIDE OF THE LADDER! HIS LEG IS CAUGHT UPSIDE DOWN, BASICALLY IN A TREE OF WOE POSITION! THIS ISN’T GOOD, HE CAN TRY TO GRAB WITH ALL HIS MIGHT, BUT HE’S STUCK THERE! HE’S STUCK! GREEN LIGHT!
Stew-O: GREEN LIGHT FOR TLA! FOR THE SECOND TIME! COME ON THIS OPPORTUNITY IS YOURS! HE LOOKS DOWN AT KEELAN, AND SEES HE’S HOPELESS, THIS IS THE MOMENT YOU’VE BEEN WAITING FOR! WAIT, HOLD ON FOLKS! NICO BORG!!!
Pierre: WHAM! BAM! NICO BORG!!!! RUNNING UP THE INVERTED 2ND LADDER – WITH A HEAD OF STEAM, TOWARDS TLA… DISCUS LARIAT!!! DISCUS LARIAT!!! BAH GAWD, HE COMPLETELY BLINDSIDED TLA!!! TLA FALLS TO THE CANVAS WITHOUT EVER KNOWING WHAT WAS COMING FOR HIM!!! IS THIS IT?!? IS THIS IT? IS THIS NICO BORG’S CROWNING MOMENT?? NICO BORG IS ALL ALONE… NICO HAS NO CHALLENGERS UNDER HIM… NICO BORG HAS IT… YES HE DOES!!! NICO UNHOOKS THE BRIEFCASE ONCE AND FOR ALL, HE HAS IT! WOW, JUST LIKE THAT!!!… NICO BORG IS YOUR 2017 CASH IN THE VAULT WINNER!
( DING! DING! DING! )
( Nico Borg celebrates on top of the ladder, screaming on the top of his lungs in celebration as “You Want It Darker” echoes throughout Met-Life Stadium, as the crowd gives Nico a well-mixed reaction, recognizing the mayhem they just witnessed. )
Stew-O: WOW! I STILL can’t believe it – NICO BORG COMES OUT OF NOWHERE, AND CLUTCHES THE BRIEFCASE, AND THE CASH IN THE VAULT VICTORY AWAY FROM TLA’S GRASP! TLA WAS THIS CLOSE, SO CLOSE TO FINALLY GETTING HIS SIGNATURE WIN! TWICE, he had the briefcase in hand, TWICE only a few mere seconds away from coming away with the briefcase, BUT IT’S NOT TO BE! WOW, that has to be heart breaking, BUT CONGRATULATIONS TO NICO BORG… You can’t say he DOESN’T deserve to be here. He’s now won BOTH his Pain For Pride prizes, in the end at least, and TWICE has come away with a contract that binds him to a title shot! But there is just simply more esteem and prestige behind that briefcase. WELL DONE, Nico
Pierre: WHAT A MATCH. I honestly can’t believe what just transpired before our very eyes, it was surreal to have all six men come so close to the valor of victory. Any of these men you could have made an argument for, but it is NICO that has the briefcase in his hands! Just look at the sheer joy, parading himself with it as the likes of Lars Grier, TLA, Keelan Cetinich, and Maero finally have reality set in that this over. That all they’ve worked for the past month has come to a bitter result, but NO man should keep their head down after this one. It was anybody’s ball game, and just the luck of circumstance was on Nico Borg’s side this lonesome night. We couldn’t have asked for a better group of competitors.
Stew-O: And if my memory serves me, Pierre – Nico Borg successfully cashed in his 24/7 Contract from last year to capture the National Elite Championship from The Pizza Boy. He already has experience on these stipulations, as I wouldn’t put it past him to be well set on winning a world championship in the near future now! He has just become the most feared man among the elite… the rise of Nico Borg is here, and everyone best keep their eyes on this young man.
Pierre: Don’t forget, Lioncross walked out of Pain For Pride 9 as Mr. CITV – And never made it to the dance, or a championship opportunity. Lannister took it from him, and anything can happen in the Land of Elite. But regardless how it all pans out – TONIGHT is YOUR night Nico, CONGRATULATIONS ON THIS VICTORY.
( Camera catches one last sight of Nico Borg celebrating with the briefcase, before finally fading to the back… )
(Camera transitions backstage to Max A. Million in a suit with a microphone in hand)
Max: What a show it has been, ladies and gentlemen! We’ve seen new Champions crowned and Legends return! My guest at this time is one who happens to be both Champion AND Legend. He’s the reigning EAW Champion, Drastik!
(Camera pans to the left to Drastik dressed a t-shirt and his ring gear, holding the EAW Championship on his right shoulder)
Max: Thank you for joining me, Drastik, it’s great to have you.
Drastik: I agree, it’s great to have me. Were you gonna ask me about Tiberius?
Max: Well, yeah, I–
Drastik: Don’t. I don’t want to talk about Tiberius IV. I don’t want to talk about Tiberius I, Tiberius II, or Tiberius III, because even only a year from now, nobody’s gonna remember that “lineage”. Nobody’s going to think about a King that fell flat on his face the moment he got off his throne. Let’s just let tonight be about me, shall we? Let’s just–
???: Well, well, well…
(Drake Jaeger – wearing a black suit with black sunglasses on enters view of the camera – smirking at Drastik)
Drake: We meet at last.
(Max looks on as Drastik stares down with Drake. Drastik squints at Drake)
Drastik: Who are you again? You don’t look familiar.
(Drake stands silent for a few seconds before bursting into loud, fake laughter, startling Max)
Drake: I always heard you were a funny guy, and you live up to your reputation! I’m sure you know who I am. Let’s get serious here, shall we?
Drastik: Yeah… I think I do recognize you… The facial hair, the clothes, the perm…
Drake: It’s not a perm.
Drastik: Wait, I know you… John Doe, right?
(Drake grows visibly annoyed)
Drake: Who? Shut up! You know exactly who I am! I’m the second in command of King Tiberius IV’s King’s Guard!
(A confused Drastik looks at Max before looking back at Drake)
Drastik: Are you sure you’re in the King’s Guard?
Drake: Of course I’m sure! TJ is my boy!
Drastik: Well, I’ve never heard of you. Don’t know you. Don’t care. I’m gonna go now.
Drake: No, no, no – you’re not about to make a fool out of me! See, you may not know me, or so you claim… But I know you quite well. That’s right, I’ve done my homework. You’re Drastik, one of the most controversial men in EAW History. Formerly known as the Rated R Shaman of Sexy. I can’t say I blame you for changing names. Your entire time in this company has been shrouded in controversy, hasn’t it? And now you intend to do it again when you steal the match against my good friend Tiberius, isn’t that right?
Drastik: Steal the match?
Drake: Oh yeah! You were definitely gonna stir up some controversy tonight, but you guess what.
(Drake pulls out handgun as a shocked Max looks from behind)
Drake: I beat you to it!
Max: Drake, what are you doing?! You can’t–
(Drake points the gun at Max)
Drake: Shut up! This is the Drake Jaeger Show now! Don’t look at me like I’m crazy, this is perfectly ordinary for EAW! Pain For Pride 1! Cuck U. Fena has Chainstein shot during their match! Nobody bats an eye! Every Pain For Pride has had controversy! Pain For Pride 2! Robbie V takes a literal fireball to the face! Banks screws over Mak in the headliner! Pain For Pride 3! Some asshole headlines and wins! Pain For Pride 4!… Well, nothing controversial happened at Pain For Pride 4 to the best of my memory… I don’t remember if anything controversial happened at Pain For Pride 5, but nobody remembers that show in general! Pain For Pride 6–
Drastik: Oh my God, wrap it up! Get on with it! I’ve got a match tonight, and I don’t feel like wasting my time with more of Tiberius’ lackeys. Shoot Max and let’s get this over with.
Max: What?! Why me?!
Drake: He’s right, if I were gonna shoot anyone, it would be you, Max, but how crazy do you think I am, guy? This isn’t a real gun.
(Drake tosses the fake gun over his shoulder)
Drake: Look, the point is, you’re absolutely full of shit, and if you think you’re gonna pull some kind of a stunt and screw over TJ, you’ve got another thing coming, because I’m BACK!
Drastik: I think if anyone is pulling anything out there, it’ll be Tiberius, but you know what? I’m not too worried about that. You’re right, I’ve always been controversial. I’ve done every trick in the book, and you know what that means? I’ll be ready for anything he tries to pull tonight. I’m glad you’re back, because you’re gonna be all your precious King has left after tonight.
Drake: Ha! Funny! You know, I hope once TJ beats your ass and takes your Title that you end up on Showdown with me, because nothing would please me more than to finish you off myself.
(Drake pulls a contract out of his pocket)
Drake: That’s right! My old deal expired, so I just signed a new one today. I’m a member of the Showdown roster now, so you better start praying to whatever God you believe in or whatever celebrity you admire the most if you’re an atheist that you don’t end up on Showdown with me.
Drastik: Let me see that.
Drake: Read it and weep.
(Drake grins as he hands Drastik the contract. Drastik looks it over)
Drake: I’m surprised your jaw hasn’t dropped to the floor yet with how much they’re paying me. One MILLION, baby! Haha!
Drastik: Yeah, one million… yen.
Drake: They offered it to me in yen since they know how big of a fan I am of Japan, I can’t blame them.
Drastik: And you’ve been to Japan?
Drastik: And you used their currency?
Drake: Of course not, I had people to buy shit for me while I was there. I don’t speak Japanese, idiot, how else was that gonna work out?
Drastik: Yeah, this is like… 9 thousand dollars.
Drastik: And yeah, you’re on Showdown… On commentary.
Drake: Come again?
(Drake rips the contract from Drastik’s hands, frantically reading it over)
Drake: This can’t be right! Commentator?! I’m not sitting next to Pierre McGuire! No way in Hell!
Drastik: Looks like you don’t have a choice. That’s your signature, right?
Drake: Screw this! I’ll eat the contract! Let’s see how valid it is then!
Drastik: And you don’t think they have copies?
Drake: Damn it! Damn it to Hell! This changes nothing! I’m still kicking your ass!
Drastik: Sorry, I don’t wrestle commentators. By the way, I think Tiberius thinks you’re dead. Don’t worry though, he’ll be joining you soon enough.
(Drastik pats Jaeger on the shoulder takes his leave as Drake continues reading over the contract)
Drake: This can’t be right! THIS IS BULLSHIT! THIS–
(Drake stops himself)
Drake: Well I guess I shouldn’t wear out my voice if I’m going to be the greatest Goddamn commentator this company has ever seen. Max, where’s catering?
(Drake looks around, realizing Max is gone)
Drake: Max? Max? Max! Max, get back here! I swear to God, I’ll get a real gun! Max!
(Drake storms off out of view as the camera transitions back to the ring)
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(A video recap of the feud between Mr. DEDEDE and Jacob Senn plays… )
(Highlights: Jacob Senn is announced as the first inductee into the 2017 EAW Hall of Fame and decides that the person to induct him would be the EAW Interwire Champion Mr. DEDEDE! Being met with denial and disrespect from Mr. DEDEDE, this would lead Jacob Senn to interfere in the match at Resurrection V between Mr. DEDEDE and Robbie V! Mr. DEDEDE would respond to this by costing Jacob Senn his match against Moongoose McQueen to decide the number one contender to the EAW Interwire Championship! After defending his championship against Moongoose McQueen on the following Dynasty, Jacob Senn would escalate things by assaulting the legend. This would lead to the introduction of the Equalizer put to use on Mr. DEDEDE, costing him a couple of weeks of action, until the two finally met one last time in the middle of the ring to end in a brawl.)
( Camera cuts back to Metlife Stadium, giving a panoramic view of the crowd as the ring announcer takes their place in the center of the ring. )
( DING! DING! DING! )
Ring Announcer: This next contest is set for one fall… and it is for the EAW INTEEEEEERWIREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE CHAMPIOOOOOOOOOOONSHIP!!!!
(The arena begins to darken as a dark red hue of light takes hold of the arena with “For the sinful world” by Eternal Melody” fills the arena with an eerie tune of violins. Suddenly, we see smoke begin to fill the arena as the background of the stage.)
The grave cannot hold me…
(Finally, the song begins to pick up when we see a barrage of lights flash all around the arena as four men with Punisher masks and suits walk towards the ring with a coffin.)
I am the angel of death…
(The song starts to slow down and fade out once the men place the coffin down in the center of the ring, two kneeling in the front as the other two stand behind them, signalling for pillars of smoke to billow up before them.)
DIE!… DIE!… DIE!…
(“S.O.A.R.” by Devour The Day finally erupts from the speakers as the smoke dissipates to reveal a coffin with the Punisher logo on it for when the song picks up, the coffin door is forced open with a kick through it as we see Jacob Senn dressed as the Overwatch character, Reaper! Donning the signature skull mask and wielding a twin pair of shotguns, he turns around to reveal a white Punisher logo on the cloak he wears before turning around and using the shotguns for his taunt to lead to a massive amount of fireworks to follow before he tosses the shotguns to his side and walks down the ramp.)
Ring Announcer: Introducing first, the challenger… he is from Chicago, Illinois… weighing in at 218 pounds… “Indestructible”… “The Punisher”… JAACCCOOOOBBBBB SEENNNNNNNNNNN!!!
Stew-O: The time has come and Jacob Senn has brought an interesting style and flair to his entrance here tonight, looking forward to bringing the best fight that he can, as he has to in a match that he has personally considered the most important match in this entire history of EAW from his perspective!
Jake Mercer: Do you not agree with him? This is a battle of two generations of this company, colliding to see who will be the one to come out on top with the EAW Interwire Championship hanging in the balance, and I’m sure that one of my favorite stars in the modern era will be able to bring a fight like we’ve never seen him do before!
(Jacob Senn climbs up the steps and enters into the ring, holding the signature barn owl mask of his Reaper attire, when he removes it and the hood off of his head to reveal his face to the world. He continues to remove the gear to reveal a black attire with the white logos all over it, as he slinks into his corner, as the music dies down with the adrenaline pumping through his veins. He cracks a confident smile as he stands in the ring in front of more than 80,000 fans.)
Stew-O: Today Jacob Senn, who celebrates only his 30th birthday after such a storied career already behind him, stands at the base of the highest mountain he or any other man in this industry may ever hope to scale! Jacob Senn, in the prime of his ENTIRE LIFE, IS READY FOR THE MATCH OF HIS LIFE!
( “Feedback” by Kanye West hits as smoke billows up to the stage… Mr. DEDEDE rushes through the billowing smoke, eating up the excitement and electricity of the Pain for Pride X atmosphere. )
( Mr. DEDEDE comes out donning his signature tights but this time stitched with the acronyms “MGTOW”, “HOH”, “BBB” down one leg of his tights and on the other leg it shows a version of the Hamasa hand doing a corna taunt. He wears an ‘Onnit’ Swirl LS Compression Rashguard, and he wears the EAW Interwire Championship around his waist. )
Ring Announcer: AND HIS OPPONENT… RESIDING IN A HIDDEN HILLS/CALABASAS VILLA, WEIGHING IN AT 230 POOOOOOOUNNDSS…. HE IS THE REIGNING, DEFENDING, EAW INTERWIRE CHAMPIOOOOOOOOOOOOOONNNNNN…. “THE GAWD”, MMMMMMISTEEEEEEEEEERRRRRRR DEEEEEEEEEEEEDEEEEEEEEEEEEEDEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!
( DDD stops at the center of the ramp. The LED ramp and stage turn a deep glow of red as the color rushes to the blue LED Nazar amulet symbol underneath his feet. The heat-activated color changing fabric of his attire turns the swirl design on the front of his rashguard from silver to red, and he throws up the double corna taunt which brings massive pyro up from the top of Metlife Stadium into the evening sky. Fireworks go off above the stadium, and DEDEDE marvels up at the sky before continuing to the ring. )
Stew-O: ENTERING HIS 10TH PAIN FOR PRIDE, AND HIS 4TH CONSECUTIVE/5TH OVERALL CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH AT THIS HISTORIC EVENT! THE HALL OF FAMER, AND WITHOUT A DOUBT ONE OF THE GREATEST WRESTLERS TO EVER STEP FOOT IN A RING IN THE HISTORY OF THIS SPORT! I’ve called so many of his most brutal, some of his most gut wrenching, and some of his most dazzling performances of his career-
Jake Mercer: And you may be about to call the toughest of them all! There’s no doubt Mr. DEDEDE has what every wrestler in this industry could want, but Jacob Senn has been the ONLY one willing to step up to the plate and meet DEDEDE on the stage where he performs best!
( DDD continues his entrance, finally in the ring, and once he steps down from taunting on the top turnbuckle to the fans he turns around and stands face to face with Jacob Senn. DDD removes the belt from his waist and holds it up to the audience while leaning over the ropes. The lights return normal, and DDD hands his belt to the official as “Feedback” dies down. )
( The mic’d up official goes over the ground rules between both men, warning that he won’t hesitate to call a DQ or Count Out if necessary. The official holds up the Interwire Championship to the crowd, and he passes the title over to a stagehand who brings it to the time keeper. After this, the official calls for the bell. )
( DING! DING! DING! )
Stew-O: One of the most anticipated matches on this entire Pain for Pride card is now underway between two of the greatest talents that the world has ever seen! Mr. DEDEDE defends his Interwire Championship in his 10th Pain for Pride appearance against “The Fabled Conqueror”, Jacob Senn! These two figurative GIANTS stare down, and Jacob Senn especially comes face to face with adversity, unafraid!
( Jacob Senn and Mr. DEDEDE, after circling the ring, come into a collar and elbow grapple. )
Jake Mercer: Well Senn, you could argue, has reached the same heights DEDEDE has in his past! He’s been the face of Dynasty, he’s had a historic World Heavyweight Title reign, he’s been the “Champion of Federations”, and as of yesterday he’s now an EAW Hall of Famer! DDD now has the newest edition into the Hall of Fame in a headlock, backing him into the turnbuckle with a tight grip around the head of his opponent. Senn pushes his foot off the middle turnbuckle to get momentum, taking both he and DDD out of the corner although the two take their momentum across the ropes and DDD now has Senn backed into the ropes with the headlock still applies. Senn fights his way out of the hold by snatching the wrist… and he fights his way away from the ropes and breaks DDD’s grip around his head to apply a wrist lock behind the back. DDD does his best to break out of the wrist lock using his other hand, but Senn hits a stomp to the back of the knee! DDD sends back a left elbow to the chest! Senn still has the rear wristlock applied, but DDD managers to turn his body enough — only for Senn to yank him into a doubled over position and hit a KICK TO THE CHEST! Senn re-wrenches the arm and yanks DDD in now to hit a FLOATOVER DDT! BUT DDD SPINS BEHIND SENN, EVADING THE FRONT FACELOCK AND STACKS SENN UP TO HIS SHOULDERS!
Stew-O: Not even a one count as Senn frantically kicks out just as the referee slides down to the mat. Senn jumps back up, and DDD’s caught Senn with a side headlock again! Senn tries hammering a couple of timely elbows to the side this time, creating space and separating their bodies, and Senn delivers with a big forearm shot to the jaw! But DDD comes right back with a LOUD European uppercut! Senn turns around, and DDD hooks the arms for the crucifix backslide pin! But Senn turns his body around after being hoisted off of his feet and Senn manages to slip his arms out in time …. AND GETS HIM WITH A REAR NAKED CHOKE! REAR NAKED CHOKE ALONG WITH THE BODY SCISSORS, USING HIS LEGS TO CREATE A VICE AROUND THE RIBS OF THE CHAMP! DDD does his best to keep his footing, in a move like that once you lose your balance the entire match is put in peril! DDD drags himself and his opponent across the ring, and runs Senn spine first into the turnbuckle! This breaks the vice around his ribs, the official gets in between and tries to create some space and DDD hits a BIG TIME ELBOW TO THE FACE! DDD FOLLOWS UP WITH A ROLLING FOREARM! AND DDD GOES FOR A SPINNING BACKFIST! Senn ducks underneath that one, and jumps right on DDD’s back again for the rear naked choke! But DDD charges out of the corner, snapmares Senn down to his bottom, sprints across the ring and rebounds off the ropes looking for a FEROCIOUS PENALTY KICK!!!
Jake Mercer: Nobody home! Senn combat rolls out of that one, and there’s an ONCOMING CLOTHESLINE FROM DEDEDE! SENN DUCKS UNDERNEATH! He chases DDD who’s running towards the ropes following the momentum of that clothesline, and he shoves DDD from behind into the ropes and hits a clubbing forearm to the spine! That sends DDD staggering into the ropes, just for Senn to apply yet another rear wristlock, wrenching the arm and trying to bring it back behind DDD’s back! DDD does his best to fight the contortion of the arm; look at this! He arches his back bringing himself down to the mat, forcing Senn to get down to a knee, and DDD turns – twists and shoulder rolls in an attempt to escape, and lifts a KICK TO THE FACE! DDD rises back up to his feet, and rushes at Senn for the right hand! But Senn catches him with a forearm! DDD fires back with a forearm of his own! And Senn this time hits a STIFF closed fist! So much snap behind the punches of Jacob Senn! Now Senn snatches the rear wristlock yet again — but DDD cartwheels down to the ground in attempt of escaping the hold! Senn however cartwheel shoulder rolls to the ground with him simultaneously in the same formation, hits a forearm to the back of the head with his free arm, and presses DDD to the canvas with the arm still trapped behind the back! DDD’s trying all he can to push himself back up, AND NOW SENN HANDSTANDS ON DDD’S ARM WITH HIS ARM PRESSED TO HIS BACK…. AND HITS A HANDSTAND KNEE DROP TO THE RIGHT ARM OF THE CHAMPION!!! A beautiful display! That forces a yell out of the Interwire Champion, and now Senn yanks DDD by the arm to turn him over to his back, and hits a stomp to the right pectoral! Senn drags DDD up by the right arm, and looks to put more torque on the wrist lock by wrenching the arm and re-wrenching it! But DDD fires back with a mule kick to the quadriceps! That evokes a yell from Senn this time, and DDD with another mule kick! This frees him from the arm submission and DDD runs to the ropes in front of him to hit a RUNNING BACK ELBOW TO THE FACE OF SENN!
Stew-O: SENN COUNTERS THE ONCOMING LEFT ELBOW BY GOING FOR AN ARM-TRAP NECKBREAKER! BUT INSTEAD OF THE NECKBREAKER HE BACKFLIPS AND LANDS ON DDD’S SHOULDERS, LOOKING FOR A STUNNING BACKFLIP FROM BEHIND INTO THE HURRICANRANA! GOT IT!!!! NO! DDD CATCHES HIMSELF WITH ONE ARM ON THE WAY DOWN AND HANDSPRINGS BACK TO HIS FEET! BUT BY THE TIME DDD RECOVERS, SENN’S SPRINGBOARDED OFF THE MIDDLE ROPES TO HIT THE PHENOMENON DDT!!!! SPRINGBOARD INVERTED DDT!!! AND HOOK OF THE LEG!!!!
Ref: OOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!! TWO-
Jake Mercer: DEDEDE GRABS A HOLD OF THE BOTTOM ROPE SHORTLY AFTER THE “ONE”! DEDEDE pulls himself to the apron and out of the ring following that incredible move! You can tell Senn is kicking himself a little bit after that one, he hit that Phenomenon DDT with amazing quickness and precision but he completely forgot about ring placement and DEDEDE used that to his advantage! Now Senn invites DDD back into the ring, while DDD’s at ringside rubbing the back of his head, looking up at Senn a little surprised. DDD steps back onto the apron and slowly re-enters the ring, circling the ring with Jacob Senn again but noticeably rubbing the back of his head… and the two of them close in, looking for a collar & elbow yet again! WAIT A SEC, SENN DOES A BODY-SCISSORS FRONT FACELOCK, AND ROLLS BACKWARDS DRAGGING HIS OPPONENT DOWN AND BRINGING DDD TO HIS BACK, ONLY TO SNAP IN A SOCKET-CRUSHING ARMBAR TO THE RIGHT ARM! AND SENN GOES EVEN FURTHER, YANKING AT THE WRIST AND YANKING BACK A PAIR OF FINGERS, INITIATING SMALL JOINT MANIPULATION! DDD CRIES OUT IN PAIN, AS SENN IS LEAVING NOTHING LEFT, AND THE OFFICIAL COUNTS UP TO FOUR TO GET SENN TO EASE UP ON THAT!
Stew-O: Small joint manipulation is something considered to be taboo in most combat sports, albeit not something that is necessarily outlawed in EAW. Most likely the official would have opted to break up the submission forcibly if Senn refused to comply to the five count, however Senn is still wrenching at that right arm as much as he can, even bending and contorting the wrist of Mr. DEDEDE! DEDEDE’s doing his best to battle back to a standing base, but the more DEDEDE struggles, the more Senn contorts the arm! He wants to rip it right out of it’s socket! DDD’s on both knees, still mustering up enough to fight out of the submissive body position that he’s in… he’s up to one knee! And Senn hits a stomp to the midsection, and a BRUTAL knee to the side of the mouth! Senn pulls DDD in now…. HE MAY BE LOOKING FOR THE JACOB’S LADDER!!!! HE MIGHT HAVE THE STYLES CLASH ALREADY!!!! BUT DDD USES EVERY FIBER IN HIS BEING TO FIGHT IT, IT’S A STRUGGLE BETWEEN THE TWO OF THEM… NOW DDD BACKS INTO THE ROPES AND SENDS SENN SOARING OVER RINGSIDE, ALMOST DOUBLE FLIPPING AND WIPING OUT CHEST FIRST ONTO THE RINGSIDE FLOOR!!!
Jake Mercer: JEEZ, WHAT A FALL! SENN IS CRAWLING AROUND RINGSIDE WITH HIS BODY COMPLETELY RACKED WITH PAIN! DDD backs up to the ropes on the far side of the ring, and Senn does all he can to pull himself back up to his feet… AND DDD COMES CHARGING ACROSS THE RING!!!! “VINTAGE” DEDEDE!!!! CORKSCREW TOPE CON HILO TO THE OUTSIDE, TAKING SENN BACK DOWN!!!!
Stew-O: A dizzying display from the Interwire Champion, and it was as entertaining as it was effective! DEDEDE rolls back into the ring while Senn’s laid out in front of us, and he orders the referee to count! An unexpected tactic; considering DEDEDE’s taken Pain for Pride matches to the limit before, you wouldn’t expect him to want to settle for a count out win, but he might just get one!
Jake Mercer: I think it’s cowardice! How on Earth could you settle for a count out on this kind of stage!?
Ref: ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR! FIVE! SIX! SEVEN!
Jake Mercer: Senn’s done his due diligence of forcing himself back up to his feet after having the wind damn near knocked out of him. Senn is hovering over the apron and climbing onto it to return to the ring as the referee reaches the “eight” count… but DDD yanks the middle rope and pulls it back as much as he can… AND RELEASES, CAUSING THE MIDDLE ROPE TO SNAP BACK AND CLOCK JACOB SENN RIGHT IN HIS WINDPIPE! UGH GOD THAT COULD HAVE DONE SOME SERIOUS DAMAGE! Senn falls back down to the ringside on his feet, gasping for air, and now DDD rolls underneath the bottom rope to grab Senn by the back of his head and run him face first into the barricade! He turns Senn around, and unleashes some heavy body shots to any open part of the torso he can find! Senn swipes right, DDD ducks that, and hits a flurry of body shots to the torso! Now DDD brings Senn back over near the Voltage announce desk… and DEDEDE HOOKS SENN’S ARM OVER HIS SHOULDER PERHAPS LOOKING FOR A SUPLEX ONTO THE ANNOUNCE DESK! BUT SENN RAKES THE EYES OF THE INTERWIRE CHAMPION! DDD turns around temporarily blinded, and Senn hooks DDD from behind to hit a BACK SUPLEX INTO THE HOOD OF THAT ANNOUNCE DESK! SENN DROPPED HIM ON HIS RIGHT SIDE! DDD sits up holding his arm in sharp pain, and Senn holds DDD from behind to take him across ringside just to DRIVE HIM STERNUM FIRST INTO THE RING POST! The official starts back up his count! DDD clutches that right arm and stumbles away from the post, but Senn follows up by grabbing DDD by the right arm and HITTING AN EXPLODER SUPLEX, SPENDING DDD SPINE FIRST INTO THE RING APRON!!!! THAT LEAVES DDD SLUMPED BACK ON THE APRON, AND SENN PUSHES HIM INTO THE RING AND DRAGS HIMSELF BACK IN AS WELL! Senn follows up with the cover!
Ref: OOOOOOOOOOOONE!!! TWOOOOOO-
Stew-O: DEDEDE POPS THE SHOULDER UP! Senn didn’t get DDD on his weak side, which he seems to regret, because now Senn shifts sides and goes for the cover pressing his weight on DDD’s significantly weaker right half of the body!
Ref: OOOOOOOOOOONE!!! TWOOOOOOO-
Jake Mercer: Same result, DDD had too much time to recover, he kicks out yet again. When you talk about Mr. DEDEDE you’re talking about someone who’s endured more punishment than perhaps anyone else in EAW history, someone who’s resilience knows little to no bounds! Jacob Senn hits several precise stomps to the body, making it difficult for DDD to recover. DDD is back on all fours, but Senn hits a RIB CRUSHING PUNT KICK INTO THE RIBS, KICKING DDD ACROSS THE RING! DDD sits up holding his rib cage, prompting Senn to charge back over to DDD and hit a SLIDING LOW FOREARM!!! BUT DDD EVASIVELY DODGES THAT, RUSHES BACK UP, AND GOES FOR A ROLLING BIG BOOT! SENN SIDE STEPS IT, AND BLASTS HIM WITH A PICTURE PERFECT DROPKICK!!! ANOTHER COVER!
Ref: OOOOOOOOOOONE!!! TWOOOO-
Jake Mercer: DDD shoots the shoulder up! DDD’s trying his best to create space, desperately clawing over to the corner…. But that’s probably not a safe place for DDD to be, because Senn follows up hitting a flurry of furious stomps into the corner with DDD desperately trying to defend himself against each blow! Senn backs away far across the ring at the other side… and comes CHARGING BACK, AND NAILS HIM WITH A HESITATION DROPKICK INTO THE CORNER!!!! THOSE BOOTS WERE DRIVEN DIRECTLY INTO HIS FACE, I’M SURPRISED IT DIDN’T SKIN HIS WHOLE FACE OFF! DDD rolls underneath the bottom turnbuckle, laying right next to the ring post in a world of hurt, and it looks like the wheels are turning in Senn’s head! Senn rolls under the ropes to the outside, and climbs up the steel steps directly behind the ring post Mr. DEDEDE’s laid by.. AND SENN DRAGS BOTH ENDS OF DDD’S BODY OUT OF THE RING WHILE THE RING POST IS WEDGED BETWEEN DDD’S SPINE AND SENN’S BODY! NOW JACOB SENN TAKES A SEAT ON THE STEEL STEPS AND REELS DDD’S HEAD BACK WITH A CORNER-EQUIPPED SURFBOARD DRAGON SLEEPER!!!!! SENN IS PRACTICALLY FOLDING DEDEDE’S BODY AROUND THE BOTTOM OF THE RING POST AND NEARLY SNAPPING HIM IN HALF!!! DDD HAS NO FORM OF ESCAPE LEFT!!! GENIUS!!! OH MY GOD THAT IS BRILLIANT, HE HAS NOWHERE TO GO!
Stew-O: MORE LIKE HEINOUS!!!! THE HUMAN BODY IS NOT MEANT TO BEND THAT WAY, NOT EVEN IN THE SLIGHTEST, BUT JACOB SENN IS DOING EVERYTHING HE CAN TO RIP DEDEDE APART LIMB FROM LIMB! THE OFFICIAL IS DEMANDING THAT SENN RELEASE THE UNIQUE CORNER VERSION OF THE GRIM MEMENTO, BUT SENN ISN’T LISTENING TO A DAMN WORD HE SAYS! DDD, IN ONE OF THE MORE RARE OCCASIONS OF HIS CAREER, HAS BEEN RENDERED COMPLETELY HELPLESS, THIS HAS GOT TO BE TORTUROUS FOR THE INTERWIRE CHAMPION! NOW THE OFFICIAL, AFTER HAVING HIS DEMANDS IGNORED, IS INCLINED TO INTERVENE!
Ref: ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR!
Jake Mercer: Senn FINALLY releases the Grim Memento after the official has to force him to do so! DEDEDE rolls away somewhat in relief, I don’t think he’s ever experienced this level of pain before! Jacob Senn has done everything in his power in this match to literally rip Mr. DEDEDE apart! DDD has crawled over to the apron, and is using the ropes to pull himself back up while sitting on the ring apron… but as DDD leans over the middle rope, SENN IS BACK IN THE RING, RUNNING TOWARDS DDD’S WAY AND HITS A TIGER FEINT KICK …… CONVERTED INTO THE REVERSE HURRICANRANA, SENDING DDD OFF THE APRON AND CRASHING DOWN TO RINGSIDE, FACE PLANTING THE RINGSIDE FLOOR!!! WHAT A GODDAMN INCREDIBLE MOVE!!!! BUT SENN ISN’T DONE YET, SENN DASHES BACK INTO THE RING, RUNS THE ROPES, SPRINTS BACK TO RINGSIDE WHERE DDD IS SOMEHOW ALREADY RECOVERING………. AND HE SOOOOOARS OVER THE RING ROPES!!!!! THERE IT IS!!!!! FOSBURY FLOP TAKING DEDEDE BACK DOWN!!!!!!!!!
Stew-O: OHOHOHHHH MY GOD!!! REMARKABLE! JACOB SENN HAS ENTERED INTO ANOTHER REALM OF GREATNESS, HE’S IN A ZONE IN WHICH VERY FEW OTHER HUMAN BEING WALKING THIS PLANET HAVE EVER DWELLED!!!! THIS IS THE PINNACLE OF WRESTLING PERFORMANCE, AT THE PINNACLE OF THE WRESTLING WORLD!!! SENN PULLS DDD UP AND ROLLS HIM INTO THE RING, RE-ENTERS IT HIMSELF AND THROWS UP THE X TO THE SELLOUT CROWD HERE IN EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY!!!! MR. DEDEDE IS DOING HIS BEST TO RECOVER, BUT HE HAS ABSOLUTELY NO CLUE WHAT’S COMING NEXT! ……. ANNNND……. DDD’S UP!!! DDD TURNS AROUND!!! KICK TO THE MIDSECTION, WEAPON X!!!!!! NO, DDD CATCHES THE BOOT, SPINS HIM AROUND WITH THE BOOT, AND HITS A SPINNING BACKFIST TO THE BACK OF THE HEAD!!!!!! SENN FALLS FORWARD, BUT DDD SNATCHES THE ARM AND YANKS HIM BACK — INTO A BRUTAL BICYCLE KNEE TO THE FACE! AND FOLLOWS IT UP WITH A CRESCENT KNEE! THAT’S KNOCKED SENN FOR A LOOP, SENDING HIM STAGGERING ACROSS THE RING, INTO THE TURNBUCKLE! Senn is now slumped over on the middle turnbuckle, trying his best to recover as quickly as he can and DDD collapses down to one knee, reeling from that unbelievable offense he just took only moments ago… AND A FIRE ERUPTS IN DDD’S COLD BLUE EYES, AS HE LOOKS UP TO HIS OPPONENT, SHOOTS TO HIS FEET AND SPRINTS ACROSS THE RING AT LIGHTNING SPEED! RRRRRRRAPTUUUUUUUUURE!!!!! HELLUVA KICK RIGHT ON THE BUTTON!!! IT WAS LIKE HE GLIDED ACROSS THE RING FOR THAT ONE! NOW HE TAKES A STEP BACK, DOES THE ‘COME HITHER’ MOTION TO A COMPLETELY OUT OF IT SENN, AND TAKES HIM BY THE WRIST TO THE CENTER OF THE RING… AND NAILS THE EGO DEATH DRIVER!!! NO, SENN LANDS ON HIS FEET TO COUNTER THE MICHINOKU DRIVER — BUT FROM BEHIND DDD HITS THE TRIPLE D DRIVER! REVERSE SIT OUT MAT SLAM! AND DDD FLOATS OVER, DEADLIFTS SENN UP FROM THE MAT, BUT BEFORE SENN LEAVES HIS BACK HE SENDS DESPERATE SHOTS INTO THE WEAKENED RIGHT ARM! SENN GOING FOR A BODY-SCISSORS ROLL-THROUGH, PERHAPS LOOKING FOR THE SMALL PACKAGE PIN… BUT DDD FOLLOWS THROUGH BACK TO HIS FEET AND DEADLIFTS SENN FROM THE GROUND TO HIT A RING RATTLING DEADLIFT EGO DEATH DRIVER!!!!!! THE BACK OF SENN’S SKULL JUST DRIVEN MERCILESSLY INTO THE MAT YET AGAIN! HOW THE HELL DID HE FIND THE STRENGTH!?!? A HOOK OF ONE LEG FROM THE GAWD!
Ref: OOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!
Jake Mercer: KICK OUT BY SENN!!! I’ll admit, the fact that DEDEDE can come back with such emphatic offense after some of these moves Senn managed to deliver is mindblowing!
( Replays of the last sequence of events air. Return back to the ring. )
Stew-O: DEDEDE’s certainly come out of the last few minutes of this match worse for wear, but it’s going to take a lot more to vanquish that fighting spirit! DDD and Senn are recovering, for the most part, at the same rate. DDD’s actually taking a bit of his time, doing his best to regain feeling in his arm; Senn is now actually up to his feet first, and going for a right hand! But DDD blocks that and snaps hits a shot of his own! Senn comes firing back with a right of his own! DDD with a gruesome chop to the chest! And another! And a third, bringing Senn backed into the ropes, and DDD comes after him, but Senn nails him with a spin kick to the midsection! Senn stumbles over to another corner, and DDD shakes off the pain of that loud kick by coming after Senn — BUT SENN CATCHES DDD AND GOES FOR AN EXPLODER SUPLEX INTO THE CORNER!!! NOT A CHANCE, DDD FIRES OFF WITH A CHOP, SENDING A PRESSURE POINT SHOT TO THE NECK! SENN LOSES ALL EQUILIBRIUM AND COLLAPSES ONTO DDD’S SHOULDER, AND DDD TRADES PLACES AND SENDS SENN FACE FIRST INTO THE MIDDLE TURNBUCKLE WITH A REVERSE STO!!! DDD drags Senn by the legs away from the corner, applies a kneeling modified leglock and YANKS SENN BY THE HAIR TO PULL HIM UP TO A VERTICAL KNEELING BASE….. AND DDD REARS BACK….. NECK CRANK ON SENN FROM BEHIND, THERE IT IS!!!!! THE METH LOCK!!!!!!! VERTICAL MUTA LOCK APPLIED!!!! THIS SUBMISSION MOVE HAS PUT SO MANY PEOPLE AWAY IN THE PAST, AND SENN MAY VERY WELL BE ANOTHER ADDITION ON THAT LIST!!!!
Jake Mercer: YOU HAVE TO GET OUT OF THAT SENN! THE LONGER THE METH LOCK IS APPLIED, THE MORE DEADLY IT BECOMES! SENN IS LOSING CONSCIOUSNESS BY THE SECOND, RAPIDLY SHOWING LESS AND LESS MOBILITY! DDD SCREAMING OUT “COME ON” AS EVERY VEIN IN HIS HEAD POPS OUT AND HE PUTS EVERYTHING HE’S GOT INTO THAT DEATH VICE! BUT SUBMISSIONS CAN BE DRAINING, THE MORE YOU PUT INTO THEM THE MORE IT TAKES OUT OF YOU, AND DDD’S PUTTING EVERYTHING INTO THIS METH LOCK AND IT DOESN’T SEEM LIKE SENN IS FADING FAST ENOUGH!
Stew-O: DDD OPTS OUT OF THE METH LOCK, LETTING GO, AND NAILING A WICKED ELBOW TO THE BACK OF THE HEAD! THE ENTIRE CROWD COULD HEAR THAT SMACK AGAINST THE BACK OF SENN’S SKULL! Senn drops right on his face, almost lifelessly! DDD stands up and looks down at Senn who’s holding the back of his head in shock, and DDD brings down a fist drop to the spine! Now an elbow drop to the spine! Double axe handle! And several stomps to the back as well! Senn tries crawling away, but DDD hits a jumping elbow drop to the sore back of Senn yet again! Senn letting out a cry of pain, crawling aimlessly to find some sort of escape, and now DDD runs the ropes parallel to Senn and hits a jumping knee drop to the spine! He turns back to Senn, DOUBLE FOOT STOMP TO THE SPINE! HE TURNS AROUND, STANDING SENTON INTO SENN’S SPINE! DDD SHOOTS BACK UP, TURNS AROUND YET AGAIN, AND HITS A STANDING NORTH STAR TO THE SPINE!!!!!!! BEAUTIFUL STANDING SHOOTING STAR PRESS, AND A HOOK OF BOTH LEGS!!
Ref: OOOOOOOOOOONE!!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!
Jake Mercer: BUT JACOB SENN MANAGES A KICK OUT SOMEHOW! Senn rolls away, clutching at his spine, but DDD gets up as quickly as he can and drags Senn back in front of the turnbuckle… now DEDEDE steps onto the apron and makes the climb all the way to the top! This epic showdown may be approaching it’s end, Mr. DEDEDE’s wasting zero time! HE’S ALREADY NEAR THE TOP!!! BUT JACOB SENN, PERHAPS IN DESPERATION, RUSHES UP TO HIS FEET! AND SENN HITS A RUNNING SHOT TO THE KIDNEY! DDD loses some height after a last gasp effort from Jacob Senn. After collapsing to a knee and holding the small of his back, Senn hits another right hand to the face before dropping back down to a knee yet again! After some room for reprieve, Senn comes right back up to the turnbuckle and climbing to the middle rope, and THE TWO ENGAGE IN A HIGH INTENSITY EXCHANGE OF FOREARMS UP AT THE TOP ROPE, SENDING BOMBS IN SUCCESSION!!! THESE TWO PRIME LEGENDS OF THIS INDUSTRY DUKING IT OUT… AND DDD CATCHES SENN WITH A HEART PUNCH! THAT STUNS HIM! AND A HEADBUTT FROM DDD KNOCKS SENN BACK DOWN TO THE MAT! Senn rolls around looking like his back has been broken! DDD leans forward, wiping away a trickle of blood from a cut above his eye, and DDD tries his best to get back up to a standing base at the top… BUT JACOB SHOOTS BACK UP TO HIS FEET AND HITS A STEP-UP ENZUIGIRI, KNOCKING THE TASTE OUT OF DEDEDE’S MOUTH!!! DDD’S STILL HANGING ON, AND SENN RUSHES BACK UP IN A SURGE OF WHAT SHOULD BE CHALKED UP TO ADRENALINE, TO HIT THAT PATENTED PELE KICK!!!! SENN DROPS BACK TO THE MAT HOLDING HIS BACK WHICH MAY HAVE BEEN AGGRAVATED EVEN MORE AFTER THAT, BUT THAT KICK ALSO SENDS DDD COLLAPSING FROM THE TOP ROPE ONTO THE APRON! DDD BARELY CATCHES HIS FALL TO RINGSIDE BY CLUTCHING ON THE TOP ROPE! That land could have been a lot worse, but DDD still has some wherewithal to avoid crashing down to ringside! Now Senn psyches himself back up and rushes back at Mr. DEDEDE with a RUNNING FOREARM! Senn collapses, and DDD is inches from collapsing down to ringside! Now Senn rushes back up again, RUNS the ropes, AND FIRES BACK WITH ANOTHER HEINOUS SHOT!!! Blood comes flying out of DDD’s mouth and lands on the ringside floor after that one, yet he still manages to hang on! Senn gets up yet again, runs the ropes one more time, GOING FOR A LEAPING SUPERMAN FOREARM!!!!
Stew-O: BANG!!!!!! DEDEDE SLINGSHOTS THROUGH THE ROPES FROM THE APRON AND CONNECTS A SLINGSHOT SPEAR!!!!!!!! HE CAUGHT HIM IN MIDAIR!!!!!!! THE COVER AND THE HOOK OF THE LEGS!!!!!!!
Ref: OOOOOOOOOOOOONEEE!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! THRRRRRR-
Jake Mercer: SENN KICKS OUT!!!! SENN SURVIVES!!!! DEDEDE SLAPS HIS HAND ON THE MAT OUT OF FRUSTRATION, HE HIT SENN AS HARD AS HE COULD WITH THAT SLINGSHOT SPEAR, BUT IT JUST WASN’T ENOUGH! NOT ON THIS NIGHT! NOT ON THIS SHOW!
Stew-O: And you can see his facial expression showing his unbridled rage! DDD SCOWLING, PULLING AT HIS HAIR, DRAGS HIMSELF TO THE CORNER LIKE A POSSESSED MADMAN, AND HE MUTTERS TO HIMSELF IN THE CORNER WITH HIS EYES WIDE OPEN… BEFORE TURNING HIS HEAD BACK TO SENN’S DIRECTION! AND DDD CROUCHES AT THE CORNER, BEGGING SENN TO GET BACK UP TO HIS FEET WITH HIS WAKE UP TAUNT! HE’S SALIVATING, WAITING, CLAWING AT HIS FACE AND MUSTERING EVERY BIG OF MOMENTUM HE CAN AS SENN STRUGGLES TO RETURN TO HIS FEET….. A MOMENT THAT FEELS LIKE AN ETERNITY PASSES, SENN IS BACK UP, HE TURNS AROUND!!!!! ………. AND DEDEDE CHARGES OUT OF THE GATE, SPEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!
Jake Mercer: SENN LEAPS OVER DEDEDE AND RIDES DDD’S BACK TO THE FLOOR, COMPLETELY AVOIDING THE MOMENTUM OF THE SPEAR!!!!! NO WAY!! HE’S CONVERTING IT INTO THE JACOB’S LADDER!!!!! HE’S POWWWWWWWERING DEDEDE UP FROM THE MAT!!!! INTO THE JACOB’S LADDER!!!!!!!!! HE NAILS THE STYLES CLASH!!!!!! JESUS CHRIST!!!! THIS IS IT!!! SENN ROLLS OVER, STACKING HIM ONTO THE SHOULDERS FOR THE PIN!!!! THIS IS OVER!!!!
Ref: OOOOOOOOOOOOONEEEEEEEEEEE!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!
Stew-O: SENN ROLLS HIMSELF OUT OF HIS OWN PIN AND CHARGES TO THE ROPES NEARBY AS DDD IS DOWN AT ALL FOURS!!!!!!! SHADOW STEP!!!!! GOT HIM!!!!!! A VICIOUS CURB STOMP, IMPALING DDD’S FACE INTO THE MAT!!!!!! AND HE DESPERATELY ROLLS DDD OVER AND DROPS AN ARM OVER HIS OPPONENT!!!!
Ref: OOOOOOOOOOOOOONEEE!!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! THREEEEEEEEEEEEEE–
Jake Mercer: SHOULDER UP!!! HOW THE HELL!!!! HOW IN THE WORLD!?!? A BEWILDERED JACOB SENN HOLDS HIS HEAD AND ROLLS OVER IN AWE, MOUTH AGAPE, STARING AT HIS OPPONENT LIKE HE ISN’T HUMAN! AND MAYBE THAT’S THE CASE, MAYBE SENN IS IN THE RING WITH A ‘GAWD’, BUT JACOB SENN HAS COME SO FAR FOR ONE REASON, AND THAT’S TO TURN THE WHOLE WORLD INTO NON-BELIEVERS! Senn drags himself back up, nearly sapped of energy, not even able to keep a straight posture… he still can’t explain what the hell just happened, but now’s not the time to try and contemplate, now’s the time to capitalize! Senn drags himself over to where DDD lays and pulls his dead weight up…. Senn wants DDD up straight, but DDD collapses to his knees and is leaned over Senns waist looking completely a dazed…. and SENN WAKES HIM UP WITH A LOUD SLAP TO THE FACE! DDD’s entire face is glowing red, and he musters himself up to a knee just for Senn to hit ANOTHER HARDER, LOUDER SLAP ACROSS THE FACE! AND DDD, SNARLING, JUMPS UP AND HITS A HEADBUTT, CRACKING HIS SKULL AGAINST JACOB SENNS! Senn stands spaghetti legged, and DDD wipes his forehead using the sleeve of his rashguard, and hits a HAYMAKER TO THE JAW OF SENN! BUT SENN BATTLES BACK IN A FLURRY, HITTING TWO STIFF PUNCHES, A SHOOT KICK, SPINNING BACKFIST, AND COMPLETING THE SECOND CITY COMBINATION WITH A LARIAT! NO!!!!! DDD CATCHES THE ARM LOOKING FOR AN ARM TRAP NECKBREAKER, BUT INSTEAD OF HITTING A NECKBREAKER HE TURNS SENN AROUND! GRAND SLAM!!!!!!!!!! FROM OUT OF NOWHERE!!!!! HOOOOOOOOLY HELL WHAT AN EARTH SHATTERING MOVE! BUT DDD ROLLS AROUND HOLDING HIS RIGHT ARM IN PAIN, HE MAY HAVE WORSENED WHATEVER INJURY THAT MAY ALREADY BE SUSTAINED BY THAT POWERFUL ATTACK! DDD DRAGS HIMSELF DESPERATELY BACK OVER TO SENN, CLAWING HIMSELF ACROSS THE CANVAS AND FINALLY GETTING A HOOK OF THE LEG!!!!!!
Ref: OOOOOOOOOOOONEE!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!
Stew-O: ANOTHER KICK OUT FROM JACOB SENN!!! PERHAPS DDD TOOK TOO MUCH TIME, BUT FOR SENN THE EXTRA SECONDS WERE ALL HE NEEDED! IN A WAR BETWEEN TWO GENERATIONAL MEGASTARS, INCHES MAKE THE DIFFERENCE OF MILES!
Jake Mercer: I’m still baffled by how DDD summoned enough inside of him to deliver a Grand Slam of such magnitude! He very well have injured himself just by the velocity of the move itself! DDD uses the ropes to pull himself back to his feet…. and he and Senn are taking, again, roughly the same amount of time to recuperate! But DDD beats Senn on his race to recovery thanks to the aid of the ring ropes, and now he stands over Senn yet again and crouches down.. PERHAPS LOOKING FOR ANOTHER GRAND SLAM! IF DEDEDE CAN HIT YET ANOTHER GRAND SLAM, YOU CAN STICK A FORK IN THIS MATCH! Senn, racked with more pain and fatigue than ever before manages to reach a knee… and DDD PULLS SENN UP TO BOTH TWO AND REELS HIM IN!!!! GRAND SLAM, FROM THE LEFT SIDE THIS TIME! NO, SENN WITH YET ANOTHER RAKE TO THE EYES! SENN DOING WHATEVER HE HAS TO DO TO SUCCEED! THE OFFICIAL CHECKS ON DDD AFTER HAVING HIS EYES NEARLY CLAWED OUT! BUT SENN COMES BACK WITH A KICK TO THE MIDSECTION, STUNNER!!!!! WEAPON X!!!!!!! WEAPON X!!!!!!!!!
Stew-O: HE DOESN’T GET IT, DDD AT THE LAST SPLIT SECOND SHOVES HIM INTO THE ROPES FROM BEHIND… BUT SENN SPRINGBOARDS OFF THE ROPES!! WHAT!?!?!?! SPRINGBOARD CORKSCREW WEAPON X!!!!!!!!!!
Jake Mercer: SENN CATCHES THE REFEREE!!!! DDD FRANTICALLY DRAGS THE REFEREE IN HIS WAY, AND JACOB SENN ACCIDENTLY NAILS THE OFFICIAL WITH THAT DEVASTATING SPRINGBOARD CORKSCREW STUNNER!!!! SENN LOOKS DOWN AT THE OFFICIAL IN SHOCK —
Stew-O: YAKUZA KICK!!!!!! MY GOD WHAT A SHOT!!! A SPIT KNOCKING YAKUZA KICK, TURNING SENN INSIDE OUT AND LANDING ON HIS FACE! SENN WAS TURNED INSIDE OUT BY THAT MERCILESS BLOW! DEDEDE, down on his side, pulls himself up to a seated position still in a world of pain, but he can assess the situation by a quick scope of the ring! He knows the incapacitated official adds a new element to this match, and it may be the one he needs! Mr. DEDEDE slowly drags himself out of the ring….. and he digs flips up the apron, digging underneath the ring …. OH NO!!!! OH GOD NO!!!!! HE’S GOT THE EQUALIZER!!!!!!!
( DEDEDE leans over the apron, sliding the guitar full of thumbtacks, glass shards and nails into the ring, and with a mad look in his eyes he creeps back in the ring and picks up the weapon. )
Jake Mercer: WHAT THE HELL DOES HE THINK HE’S DOING!?!?! THIS MANIAC, THIS PSYCHOTIC BASTARD! HE CAN’T!!!
Stew-O: MR. DEDEDE SEEKS TO EXACT REVENGE FOR WHAT JACOB SENN DID TO HIM SEVERAL WEEKS AGO ON DYNASTY! DDD LOOKING DOWN AT THE LOADED GUITAR LIKE A MAN POSSESSED, AND HE LOOKS BACK AT SENN… WHO HAS NO IDEA WHAT’S ABOUT TO HIT HIM! DDD COCKS BACK THE GUITAR, READYING A FULL STRENGTH SWING!!!!!! JACOB SENN RETURNS TO HIS FEET!!!! BANG!!!!!!!!!! A SHOT FROM THE EQUALIZER SENDING SENN’S HEAD THROUGH THE GUITAR, AS SHARDS OF GLASS, THUMBTACKS AND NAILS POUR TO THE GROUND!!!! MOTHER OF GOD!!!!
Jake Mercer: THAT IS JUST EVIL!
Stew-O: AND AFTER A MOMENT, SENN CRUMPLES DOWN TO HIS KNEES LIKE HIS SOUL JUST LEFT HIS BODY, WHILE DDD HOLDS SENN SLIGHTLY UP USING THE GUITAR…AND HE REMOVES IT, SHOWING SENN’S FACE DRENCHED WITH BLOOD! NOW DDD SLIDES THE EQUALIZER OUT OF THE RING JUST BEFORE WE CAN SPOT A NEW OFFICIAL ON HIS WAY DOWN THE RAMP! NOW DDD REBOUNDS OFF THE ROPES! AND HE TORPEDOES DOWN TO A KNEELING JACOB SENN!!! DRILLING THROUGH HIM WITH AN EXECUTION STYLE SPEAR!!!!!!! THE BODY OF JACOB SENN HAS BEEN LEFT CONTORTED!!!!
Jake Mercer: THIS IS TOO MUCH!
Stew-O: MR. DEDEDE DRAGS JACOB SENN NEAR THE TURNBUCKLE AS THE NEW REFEREE SLIDES IN THE RING! AND MR. DEDEDE SPRINGS UP TO THE TOP TURNBUCKLE, STANDING OVER HIS CHALLENGER! THE UNIVERSE BEARS WITNESS!!!!! CORKSCREW NORTH STAR!!!!!! HITS ITS MARK, THIS ONE IS OVER!
Ref: OOOOOOOOOOOONEEE!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!
( DING! DING! DING! )
( “Feedback” by Kanye West hits as Mr. DEDEDE is handed back his Interwire Championship. )
Ring Announcer: Your winner, and STILL EAW INTERWIRE CHAMPIOOOOOOOON!!!! MMMMMMMMMMISTEEEEEEEEEEERRRRRRR DEEEEEEEEEEEEDEEEEEEEEEEEEDEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!
Stew-O: ANOTHER BREATHTAKING PERFORMANCE FROM STATISTICALLY SPEAKING THE GREATEST PAIN FOR PRIDE PERFORMER OF ALL TIME! WITHOUT A SHADOW OF A DOUBT, THIS MATCH RANKS AMONG ALL OF HIS OTHER CLASSICS!
Jake Mercer: I’m still in shock! I’ll admit, I was rooting for Senn, but I’d be lying if I said this were anything less than a thriller! Everyone expected this match to stand out, but this may have turned out even better than what people had hoped for – which is goddamned hard to do considering it’s a bout between two Hall of Fames with 8 World Championships and 7 Match of the Year awards between them!
( DDD, with the title draped on a shoulder, holds up seven fingers to the crowd before dragging himself out of the ring to celebrate his victory. )
Stew-O: I don’t think the Interwire Championship could have ever looked better around the waists of either of these men, but DEDEDE emerging to an unprecedented SEVENTH Pain for Pride victory – and as you can see there, he’s proud of that fact!
(Recap of the 2017 EAW Hall of Fame Ceremony, featuring inductees Triple Crown Syndicate, RoViper, Scott Oasis, Diamond Cage, Tarah Nova, and Jacob Senn)
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You said you’d never ever break…down…but here I am sweeping pieces off of the ground.
(The titantron shifts around displaying an image of the Women’s World title. As it shifts around it transforms into the Vixen’s Title for a moment as Aria Jaxon lifts it up holding it to the sky as “Fragile” by Tech Nine (Besnine Remix) begins. As the song strums along the video shows the final moments of Aria holding the title as HBG hits the Evisceration.)
You said you’d never ever play…to crowds. But I’ve seen you hoping, to play songs to them now.
(The title changes form, turning back into the Women’s title as Cailin Dillon lifts it into the air having won it from Sheridan, her smile wide and tears in her eyes as she stands triumphant. The scene seems to flicker, displaying her much more aggressive face as she delivers a superkick to the jaw of Alexis Diemos. The image falls away to reveal the sight of Cailin holding her head as her title is raised high by a shadowed figure.)
Fragile (Wish Id’ve known) I never thought I’d be so…fragile (You’re not alone).
(The camera sweeps up to take into view Cameron Ella Ava who raises the newly formed Women’s title, her eyes filled with a god like malice. The images splice in and out, showing her attack on other women in the locker room, and her eventually going face to face with Cailin Dillon and Aria Jaxon.)
(The scene transitions back to the ring as the Ring Announcer takes her position at the center of the ring.)
RA: The following contest is a TRIPLE THREAT MATCH!!! And it is for the EAW Women’s Championship!!!
(The scene moves to the titantron as a new scene begins to take shape. The scene opens in what can be only observed as the Hall of Justice. Seated is what can only be described as a “superman” like figure, except for having the hair and beard of a Norse God and a golden trim cape. He glances up as a shadowed figure steps into focus, carrying a sword and shield, and a whip strapped to her hips.)
???: Why did you summon me?
Superman-God figure: This is something that we think only you can take care of. A false goddess has taken the gold of the gods and wields its power for her own selfish gain.
(He raises his hand as an image flashes of Cameron Ella Ava, wielding the Women’s Title with a smirk on her face.)
Superman-God figure: And adding on to that, we also have a woman pretending to be a queen trying to stake a claim on that gold. And there is only one solution. We need a true warrior to take care of her.
(A second image shoots up displaying Aria Jaxon as she raises her arms in triumph, staring up at Cameron. The shadowed woman who walked in smiles, laughing to herself before turning and drawing her sword, leaping from the screen as the light shoots up, revealing Cailin Dillon. As the titantron backs away, the crowd looks up anxiously as a zipline trails towards the ramp. Triumphant music booms as CAILIN DILLON ziplines down to the ramp, using the shield as a guide until she lands in the middle of the ramp. “New Level” by A$ap Ferg plays as Cailin Dillon looks at the crowd, filled with a mixed reaction. She nods her head to the music, tapping her shield against the ground to the beat before heading to the ring.)
SG1: The former Women’s Champion. Some say an obsessive. Someone who is obsessed with the idea of taking back the Women’s title. She has staked everything on taking that belt back. Nothing is going to hold her back from it. And as she walks to the ring, you can see the determination in her eyes.
Starr: Dressed as Wonder Woman and just as unflinching in battle, Cailin Dillon has never looked more ready for something to happen then right now. It’s almost terrifying to think of just how much power she has. And she is no stranger to these type of situations either. She relishes the idea of a challenge. What makes this all the more horrifying, is the prospect that Cailin does not care at all about how Aria was a former friend, and that Cameron was a former teammate. Cailin just wants to win.
(Cailin slides under the bottom rope, handing the ref her shield as she turns her eyes to the ramp. The camera pans to the titantron as the lights go off around the arena. A few blips appear on the screen before a single red eye opens. As the scene pans out, the red eye is host of two shadowy figures, which look remarkably like Cailin and Cameron. As it sweeps around it transitions, displaying a moon in the background as a gloved hand reached out, clasping hold of a wand like object. Instead of Beyonce, a different instrumental begins to play…until.)
???: Fighting evil by moonlight!
Winning love by Daylight!
Never running from a real fight.
She is the one named Aria!
(The titantron comes alive with the name ARIA JAXON sparkling in and out of existence, the I replaced by a sailor moon inspired wand. As the remixed Sailor Moon theme continues to play, the camera sweeps down to the entrance ramp, where a group of Sailor Soldiers stands ready. At the lead is none other than Beyonce herself, wearing a Tuxedo Mask inspired garb. They each strike a pose before Beyonce pulls the mic close, and the start of “Formation” by Beyonce plays as she begins to sing along.
As the song reaches its crescendo Aria Jaxon herself makes an appearance rushing out from behind Beyonce and striking her signature pose, before switching to Sailor Moon’s classic pre fight taunting pose as the crowd lights up with excitement. She confidently strides down the ramp, nodding her head to the music.)
SG1: WHAT AN ENTRANCE BY THE QUEEN OF THE NEW BREED! ARIA JAXON COMING IN AS ONLY SHE CAN, WITH ENERGY AND HYPE!
Starr: She is the Queen of the New Breed and a former champion in her own right, and right now she is determined. That’s possibly the only thing I can say about her that is certain. She has said before that she is nervous about this matchup. She’s nervous because she knows that there is no certainty in a triple threat. The match can end in an instant. And it doesn’t need to be in the ring. And that has to be weighing heavily on her mind right now.
(Aria slides under the bottom rope, coming to a stand and instantly going nose to nose with Cailin who refuses to back away from her until the ref gets between the two, pushing them both away from each other. As they go to their corners the lights dim and the titantron and it’s decorations light up with starlight. ULTRAnumb (Exterminated Remix) by Blue Stahil plays as the crowd looks up. From the heavens Cameron Ella Ava descends down, her dress like bottom billowing in the wind.
As she descends the stage itself begins to catch with blue and orange flames, growing more intense as she finally lands at the stage, raising her head as she holds the title up high above her head. On closer inspection her attire is that of Queen Nehelenia from Sailor Moon Crystal. She takes a step back, as her servants move forward, lifting her and setting her onto a throne, carrying her down the ramp and towards the ring.)
Starr: If we are going to talk about amazing entrances, I’m not sure any entrance can top that one! Cameron showing why she is considered a goddess here tonight with that!
SG1: Former Hall of Fame Champion. Winner of the Empire Cup. Holder of the Women’s Title. Cameron Ella Ava is regarded as one of the best Women on the roster in recent memory. She has the distinction of being one of the greatest of her generation. She is THE OG of Empire. And tonight she has the chance to prove just that.
(Cameron stands, allowing her servants to take her from her throne and guide her to stand at the apron, and the lights shoot back up, as Aria and Caillin both glower over to her. She strips away the bottom of her attire, revealing her genuine wrestling gear, before stepping into the ring, handing the referee the belt.)
RA: INTRODUCING FIRST, THE CHALLENGERS! FIRST!
FROM LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA! SHE IS THE QUEEN OF THE NEW BREED!!! ARIA!!! JAXON!!!
AND! FROM DALLAS, TEXAS! SHE IS: CAILIN DILLON!!!!
AND!!! FROM LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA!!! SHE IS THE REIGNING WOMEN’S CHAMPION!!! THE GODDESS OF EAW!!! CAMERON!!!! ELLA!!! AVA!!!!
(The three stare at each other from their corners, the referee showing each of them the belt before…)
DING! DING! DING!
Starr: And this match is officially underway. All three women now, getting to the center of the ring as Cameron starts to circle. She wants to keep an eye out at all times, because there is the terrifying chance that she could lose that belt without being pinned at all! Cailin and Aria getting dangerously close to each other and…both stop?
SG1: Cailin and Aria exchanging looks and Cameron seems to realize what is going on. Cameron backing away but thinks better of it and charges forward!!! And now the double team!!! Caillin and Aria both now throwing heavy strikes at the skull of Cameron, staggering her. Cameron fighting out of it, AND SWINGS HER ARM FORWARD!! KNOCK BITCHES OUT, BUT ARIA WITH A MATRIX LIKE DODGE, AND CAILIN FIRES AT CAM WITH AN EYES OF TEXAS!!! CAM DUCKING THE SUPERKICK BUT CAILIN ISN’T STOPPING!! CAILIN PLANTING HER FOOT DOWN AND KNOCKING ARIA DOWN WITH A HARD SHOULDER BLOCK!
Starr: No alliance is going to last with these two. Aria learning that the hard way and now Cailin focusing her attention on Cameron. Cameron though ready for her and delivers a stiff jab to the jaw of Cailin. Cailin responding with a jab of her own. And another! And another! Cailin firing back with rapid fire punches but Cam cutting off the momentum with a european uppercut! Cameron whipping Cailin across the ring, and Cailin coming back, ducks the clothesline by Cameron, BUT GETS DROPPED BY ARIA’S DROPKICK FROM OUT OF NOWHERE!! Aria back in this contest and going right after Cailin, but Cameron turning around and swiftly kicking Aria away from her.
SG1: Cameron has to have eyes everywhere in this kind of environment! Aria scrabbling up to her feet and heading right for Cameron again, but Cameron, lifting her up and sending her crashing to the ground with a hard backbody drop! Cameron following that up with a leaping elbow drop and quickly into the cover!
No dice at that, Aria swiftly kicking out of it there. Aria already trying to get to her feet, but Cameron right on her, wrapping an arm around the throat of Aria and holding her down with a choke! Cameron trying to put as much pressure as she can on Aria’s neck here, and Cam has gotten Aria laying down. Cameron stretching herself out and…LIFTS HER BODY ALL THE WAY UP, DOING A HANDSTAND WHILE HOLDING THIS HEADLOCK IN! CAMERON SHOWING OFF THE AUDIENCE HERE AS…CAILIN DILLON COMES IN WITH A LOW DROPKICK TO THE SKULL OF CAMERON!!!
Starr: Cameron showing off early, and paying the price for it. Cailin coming in to make the save and swiftly going to work on Cam, rapid kicks to the head and running the ropes now, delivering a huge leg drop right to the throat of Cameron! Cailin though, quickly getting back to her feet and looking to the fallen Aria with a smile on her face. Races the ropes again and A SECOND LEG DROP, THIS TIME TO ARIA! Cailin trying to get her energy back here, throwing a heavy handed strike to the base of Aria’s skull before dragging her across the ring by her hair towards the ropes. Cailin getting out of the ring and just dragging Aria’s head across the apron, her face masked with a scowl! Cailin yanking at the hair of Aria and dragging her body across the apron to the turnbuckle post.
SG1: Cailin may want that title, but I think more than anything else she wants to hurt her opponents here tonight. I don’t think she cares about the outcome quite as much as she does on hurting Aria and Cameron. Cailin setting Aria’s head up near that turnbuckle post and now just backing up, admiring her handiwork. Cailin tapping her foot against the ground and EYES OF TEXAS!!! NO!!! ARIA PULLING HER HEAD AWAY AND CAILIN’S HEEL CONNECTING STRAIGHT TO THE TURNBUCKLE POST!!! CAILIN CLUTCHING AT HER FOOT NOW IN AGONY AS ARIA GETS TO HER FEET, TURNING JUST IN TIME TO AVOID A CHARGE BY CAMERON, WHO GOES SHOULDER FIRST INTO THE POST!!! CAMERON FALLING OUT OF THE RING ENTIRELY, HOLDING HER SHOULDER IN AGONY AS ARIA IS THE ONLY ONE STANDING IN THE RING!!!
Starr: Not for too much longer! Aria observing the outside before nodding her head, getting the crowd back on her side. Aria charging the ropes, and LEAPS OUT!!! SUICIDE DIVE AND CATCHING CAILIN WITH IT!!! ARIA SPINNING CAILIN AROUND…TORNADO DDT FROM THAT SUICIDE DIVE ON THE OUTSIDE BY ARIA!!!! AND ARIA KIPPING BACK UP TO A RAUCOUS CHEER BY THE CROWD WHO ARE POUNDING THEIR FEET IN EXCITEMENT! THIS MATCH HAS BARELY BEGUN AND ALREADY LOOK AT THESE MOMENTS!
SG1: This is all for the Women’s title! Aria still a bit staggered and now moving towards Cameron, who is still holding her shoulder in pain here. Aria grabbing Cam by that injured side, dragging her up to her feet and throwing her back into the ring. Aria sliding in herself and hooking onto the arm of Cameron, and spinning along her back! FUJIWARA ARMBAR!!! ARIA LOCKING IN A FUJIWARA ARMBAR!!! I’VE NEVER SEEN HER USE THIS MOVE BEFORE!!!
Starr: Neither have I! And Aria is trying to get it locked in as hard as she can on Cameron! Cameron trying to force the hold to break, but there is no dice here! Aria has that firmly locked in! Cameron trying to roll herself away from the hold and CAMERON ROLLS THROUGH IT!!! CAMERON PINNING ARIA USING HOW SHE HAD THAT FUJIWARA LOCKED IN TO HER ADVANTAGE!!!
ARIA BREAKING THE HOLD AND THE PIN AS WELL! CAMERON NEARLY HAD IT OFF OF THAT ALONE!!! ARIA PANTING, SHAKING HER HEAD AS CAMERON GETS TO HER FEET FIRST, AND DELIVERS A SLAP TO THE FACE OF ARIA!!!
Cameron: WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?! I’M A GODDESS! YOU DON’T DO THAT TO ME!
SG1: Cameron exchanging words with Aria here, and Aria reciprocating with a forearm to the jaw, and now both Women exchanging forearms! Aria getting the advantage with the strikes now, forcing Cameron to fall back against the ropes and Aria keeping up the momentum on the strikes! Aria staggering Cameron against the ropes and now smiling to herself as she slaps Cameron hard across the face! Aria backing all the way to the other side of the ring and…STARTS THAT HANDSPRING BACK ELBOW SPLASH! SHE NORMALLY DOES THIS ON A CORNERED OPPONENT!!! ARIA FLYING BACKWARDS…RIGHT INTO THE WAITING ARMS OF CAMERON!!! CAMERON CATCHING HER IN A WAIST LOCK NEAR THOSE ROPES AND…GERMAN SUPLEX BY CAMERON, THROWING ARIA OVER THE ROPES AND RIGHT ONTO HER NECK ON THE OUTSIDE!!! JESUS!!!
Starr: That’s why Cameron is a Goddess! She knows just how to use the ring as her weapon, and she just took out a very dangerous part of the competition. Cameron checking on Aria on the outside who is barely moving, and Cailin sliding in just behind her. Cameron turning around and quickly stomping down on Cailin, keeping her on her stomach and not on her feet.
SG1: And this is where the experience game comes into play for Cameron. She has been in a lot more wars than either one of these girls. She knows what to do to pull off a victory. Cameron with another brutal stomp to the back of her neck, planting her foot down on Cailin’s throat and grinding it there before delivering a sharp strike to the base of the neck. Cailin defenseless on her stomach and now Cameron mockingly backing away from her and motioning for her to get up. Cailin groggily obliging, getting to her knees as Cameron charges, going for a punt kick! CAILIN SHOOTING UP AND TACKLING CAMERON TO THE GROUND, AND NOW CAILIN WITH SOME FURIOUS GROUND AND POUND HERE, THROWING STRIKES AND ELBOWS!!! CAMERON RAISING HER ARMS TO BLOCK THE SHOTS, BUT NO DICE, AND CAILIN IS JUST TEEING OFF ON HER SKULL HERE! Cailin sliding off of Cameron, getting to the turnbuckles to catch a breather as Cameron drags herself to the ropes, using the ropes to pull herself up as leverage!
Starr: And Cameron is in a bad way here. Cailin racing right for her now, and kicks her legs out from under her, dropping her onto her back! Cailin, using the ropes springboarding up for extra height and drops her knee right across the face of Cameron! And again the ropes coming into play, springboarding up and dropping that knee one more time! Cailin’s brutality on full display here. Cailin reaching down, grasping Cameron by the skull and dragging her up to her feet. Cailin just…patting her cheek, almost as if she’s saying that she’s being a ‘good girl’ and now whipping Cam across the ring by her hair, throwing her face first into the mat! AND THERE’S BLOOD! A GUSH OF BLOOD SPITTING OUT FROM CAMERON’S NOSE THERE AND CAILIN LOOKS A THOUSAND TIMES HAPPIER SEEING IT THEN I COULD EVER IMAGINE!!!
SG1: Cailin accomplishing something that she wanted. She wanted to make Cameron pay for taking her title. And she’s doing just that. She’s showing no remorse. And no mercy! Cailin tapping her feet waiting for Cameron to get up. Urging her to get up! Cameron struggling to her feet, too stunned to stand properly and Cailin rushing forward!!! TEXAS TWO STEP!!! JUMPING CUTTER BY CAILIN DILLON CONNECTS!!! COVER BY CAILIN!!! NEW CHAMP!!!
ARIA DIVING IN BREAKS UP THE COUNT!!! ARIA SHOOTING INTO THE RING AND MAKES IT IN TIME JUST BARELY TO BREAK THE COUNT! CAMERON WISELY ROLLING OUT OF THE RING, AND NOW IT’S JUST CAILIN AND ARIA!! Aria, holding her neck in agony as Cailin stares down where Cameron rolled away, just shaking her head in frustration. Cailin had that. She knew she was inches away from victory. It was right there. And it was ripped from her by Aria. Cailin and Aria going face to face and Cailin SPITTING RIGHT INTO THE FACE OF ARIA! UTTER! DISRESPECT!
Starr: And Aria does not like that! Aria responding with a tackle and now trying to throw strikes down at Cailin who rolls her off the mount, going into strikes of her own! Aria rolling through that one as well, both girls getting back to their feet! CAILIN WITH THE EYES OF TEXAS, BUT ARIA DUCKS AWAY FROM IT! ARIA RESPONDS WITH THE CONTRACT KILLER! ARIA WITH A SUPERKICK OF HER OWN RIGHT TO THE JAW OF CAILIN!! CAILIN’S EYES ROLLING INTO THE BACK OF HER HEAD AS SHE DROPS STRAIGHT DOWN!!!! AND ARIA SEES IT!!! ARIA SEES HER MOMENT! HER TIME MAY FINALLY BE NEARING!!! ARIA POINTING TO THE TOP ROPE AND SLOWLY STARTS TO CLIMB!!! ARIA SCALING ALL THE WAY UP TO THE TOP ROPE AS CAILIN BEGINS TO RISE UP, WIPING BLOOD FROM HER LIPS!
SG1: Cailin has no idea what is coming! BUT WE DO!!! ARIA HOLDING UP A MIDDLE FINGER TO CAILIN!!! DIVING CORKSCREW STUNNER!!! CAILIN CAUGHT HER!!! CAILIN CAUGHT HER PARTWAY DOWN AND NOW POWERING HER BACK UP!!! ARIA WENT FOR THE CALIFORNIA CRUSH BUT CAILIN POWERED HER WAY OUT OF IT!!! CAILIN GOING FOR AN OKLAHOMA SLAM HERE!!! THROWS ARIA UP AND…ARIA WITH THE STUNNER!!! ARIA REVERSING THE SLAM WITH THE STUNNER, FINISHING THE MOVE!!! COVER!!! COVER!!!
KICKOUT BY CAILIN!!!!
Starr: WOW! WOW! I’ve never seen that kind of combination of reversals in my life!! I thought Aria was a goner there, and then Cailin kicking out of a move like that! Cailin though is fighting through the pain it looks like. Aria as well, both girls still laying down from the pin attempt! Aria giving the first signs of life, pounding the mat with her hands, trying to fight through some of the pain that she is feeling. Cailin isn’t stirring, just staring lifelessly up at the sky. Aria dragging herself to the ropes, using them to pull herself up, AND CAM!!! CAMERON IS ALIVE!! CAMERON WITH THAT HUGE FOREARM TO THE SKULL OF ARIA FROM THE OUTSIDE!!! KNOCK BITCHES OUT BY CAMERON CONNECTS ON ARIA FROM THE OUTSIDE AND NOW CAMERON ROLLING BACK INTO THE RING!!!
SG1: Cameron I had thought was out of this match at this point! Cameron spitting blood onto the body of Aria, glaring down at her before her eyes turn to Cailin. Cameron actually has options now! Cameron could conceivably beat both of them here, right now! It’s all a matter of who she doesn’t like more at this point. Cameron wiping the blood from her forehead and moving over to stand over Cailin’s body, slapping her in the face a few times before returning to her pose. And that sick grin on Cameron’s face widens as she grabs Cailin by the hair, just slowly dragging her up to her feet with some kind of sick satisfaction. Cameron throwing Cailin into the ropes, Cailin rebounding off, and Cameron catches her!!! SPINEBUSTER!!! SPINEBUSTER BY CAMERON TO CAILIN, AND CAILIN’S NECK SNAPPING BACK ON THE IMPACT!!! THAT COULD BE A CONCUSSION!!! THAT COULD BE ANYTHING!!! THAT WAS HORRIFIC WAS WHAT IT WAS!!!
Starr: Cailin clutching the back of her neck in severe agony here, and Cameron smelling blood in the water. Once again grinding her foot against the neck of Cailin. Aria stirring on the other side and Cameron moving away from her writhing prey to focus on the other animal in the ring. Aria trying to drag herself back to her feet, and Cameron responding with a punch to the jaw! Aria actually forced up from the impact and Cameron continues to unload on her! Flurry of punches connecting all at once right now, as can’t even get her hands up to defend herself! Another big shot by Cameron and now Cameron isn’t letting up on Aria. Cameron with another big right hand which sends Aria into the turnbuckles, and Cameron just shaking her head to her.
Cameron: Come on! You want to be a Queen right?! Act like it! Act like it Aria!
SG1: Again, Cameron talking trash to Aria! Irish whip…HARD IRISH WHIP SENDING ARIA REBOUNDING OFF THE TURNBUCKLES ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE RING, AND HERE COMES CAMERON!!! GODDESS TOUCH BY CAMERON!!! RUNNING ENZIGURI!!! RUNNING ENZIGURI!!! CAMERON WITH THE COVER!!! FOR THE WIN!!! HOOKING THE LEG!!!
CAILIN DILLON BREAKS UP THE COUNT!!! CAILIN THIS TIME SAVING ARIA, JUST BARELY, AND CAMERON LOOKS FURIOUS!!! CAMERON GLARING DOWN TOWARDS CAILIN WHO IS STRUGGLING TOWARDS THE ROPES, HOLDING HER NECK STILL AS SHE YANKS HERSELF BACK TO A STAND!
Cameron: ARE YOU AN IDIOT?! ARE YOU THAT DENSE?! STAY DOWN!
Starr: Harsh words by Cameron. Very harsh words by Cameron. Cameron advancing towards Cailin who hits her with a back elbow to keep her at bay. Cameron charging again, and another back elbow breaks up the charge. Cameron with one more charge and Cailin with a third back elbow, and now Cailin throwing elbows rapidly at Cameron, keeping her backed away! Cameron though, delivering an elbow of her own and now rebounding off the ropes!!! WHERE DID ARIA COME FROM?! ARIA CATCHING CAMERON ON THE REBOUND!!! FLAPJACK BY ARIA, AND TEXAS TWO STEP BY CAILIN!!!! K.K.B.S. KISS KISS BANG STAB!!! THAT LETHAL FINISHING MANEUVER FROM WHEN ARIA AND CAILIN TEAMED AS THE SIRENS!!! ARIA SOMEHOW FINDING HERSELF BACK INTO THIS CONTEST, THROUGH SHEER FORCE OF WILL!!! AND CAMERON IS COMPLETELY LAID OUT FROM THAT!!! CAILIN AND ARIA LOOKING OVER TO EACH OTHER WITH SHOCK ON THEIR FACES, BUT THAT IS QUICKLY WIPED AWAY AS BOTH OF THEM SCRAMBLE FOR THE COVER ON CAMERON!!!
SG1: Well…the ref can’t really call the pin on her with this! If both girls got the pin who would be the genuine winner of this contest? Aria is the first one to get off of Cameron, and Cailin following suit, both girls staring at each other as the crowd roars! This is what it has all come down to! The months of mind games, and backstabs, and here it finally is. What these two have wanted. And Cailin charges first, and Aria goes as well, both girls throwing heavy strikes at one another, rapid fists flying into each others skulls. And Cailin, the consummate brawler, gets the early advantage, forcing Aria to break from the strikes!!! Cailin with the distance! ARIA COMING BACK!!! EYES OF TEXAS!!! ARIA RAN DIRECTLY INTO THE SUPERKICK BY CAILIN DILLON! CAILIN FOR THE COVER! CAILIN FOR THE VICTORY!!!
ARIA KICKED OUT!!! ARIA KICKED OUT!!! CAILIN JUST SAT UP IN STUNNED DISBELIEF, STARING DOWN AT ARIA IN SHOCK! ARIA FOUND THE ABILITY, THE WHEREWITHAL, TO ACTUALLY KICK OUT OF THAT DEVASTATING MOVE! Cailin shaking her head in stunned disbelief her, and grabbing the leg again, going for another cover!
KICKOUT AGAIN!!! GRABS THE LEG FOR ANOTHER ONE!!!!
Starr: MUCH EARLIER KICKOUT AND NOW THE FRUSTRATION IS BUILDING FOR CAILIN! CAILIN GETTING TO HER FEET IN OUTRAGE RIGHT NOW, GLARING DOWN AT ARIA IN SHEER HATRED! Cailin turning around to find something else to use against her AND GETS CAUGHT BY CAMERON!!! CAMERON BACK UP FROM THE K.K.B.S. AND QUICKLY GETS CAILIN ONTO HER SHOULDERS!!! FIREMAN’S CARRY POSITION!!! SWINGING CAILIN OUT!!! STUNNER!!! FIREMAN’S CARRY STUNNER!!! THE BREAKING BARRIERS 2.0 CONNECTS!!! CAMERON ELLA AVA WITH ONE OF HER BIGGEST MOVES, PULLING IT OUT AT THE GRANDEST STAGE OF THEM ALL!!! CAM LOOKING BACK AT CAILIN, GO ON CAM!!! GO ON CHAMP! PIN HER!!! PIN HER AND WIN THIS THING!!!
SG1: She’s…not going for the pin at all Starr. She keeps looking between Aria and Cailin. I think that Cam wants to make a statement. She wants to prove that you don’t mess with the OG’s. She wants to prove that she truly is the Goddess of EAW!!! Cameron getting to her feet, still woozy from the K.K.B.S. and grabs Aria by the air. Dragging her to her feet…ARIA PLAYING POSSUM!!! ARIA WASN’T AS LIFELESS AS WE THOUGHT!!! ARIA HOOKING THE NECK OF CAMERON!!!! FLIP ALL THE WAY UP FOR THE SHIRANUI!!! BACKSTABBER AS THE FOLLOW THROUGH!!! ARIA WITH THE PINKPRINT!!! PINKPRINT OUT OF NOWHERE!!! THE COVER!!!!
(DING! DING! DING!)
Starr: NO WAY! NO!!!
SG1: I CAN’T BELIEVE THIS!
(“Formation” by Beyonce hits as Aria lays lifeless on the ground, tears coming to her eyes as she stares up at the ceiling, the crowd cheering her name as the referee grabs for the belt, draping it across her stomach.)
RA: The winner of this contest and the NEW EAW Women’s Champion!!! ARIA!!!! JAXON!!!
(Aria struggles to get to her feet, her hand immediately reaching down to hold the title close to her as the tears continue to well up, holding the title close to her as if it were a child before raising it high into the air with one hand.)
Starr: Finally! Aria Jaxon’s dreams are realized as she holds the Women’s Championship high above her head! SG1, what an amazing feeling that must be.
SG1: You just think about everything she’s gone through to get to this point. The disappointment at Pain for Pride 9 and the missed opportunities to become the champion earlier this year. Just an unreal moment for one of the best in this company.
(Cailin drops to the outside, unable to move as Aria celebrates her victory.)
Starr: What an absolutely monumental win here tonight, and I’m glad I was able to see it happen live! For an entire year, this woman has fought from the very bottom of the ladder after losing the Vixens Championship last year at Pain For Pride, and tonight she just rectified every loss! Every stumble she had along the way!
(A group appears, coming from the crowd as they surround a still downed Cailin Dillon on the outside)
Starr: THE COVEN!!! IT’S THE COVEN!!! WELL IT’S THREE OF THEM ANYWAY!! ALEXIS, MADISON, AND JOCELYN ARE SURROUNDING THE RING…AND THERE’S ALSO…
SG1: Eclipse is here. Eclipse is… he’s directing them!
SG1: Eclipse just gave a signal and they’re all in the ring closing in on Cailin!
(The Coven picks up a motionless Cailin Dillon, carrying her away as Aria Jaxon takes notice in the ring, looking on as they make their way up the ramp)
Starr: Oh my god. SG1? The Sanatorium… They’re taking her! They just took Cailin!
SG1: And Aria looks just as confused as the rest of us! A very ominous sight to behold here tonight!
(Aria goes back to her celebration, proudly holding up the Womens World Championship for the World to see as the crowd erupts with cheers. A damaged and frustrated Cameron Ella Ava is shown next to the steps on the outside as Aria continues to celebrate in the ring)
Starr: Well, nonetheless, a huge congratulations to our newly-crowned Womens World Champion! What a match!
[10 minute Intermission]
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Ring Announcer: The following contest is YOUR PAIN FOR PRIDE DAY 1 MAIN EVENT!!…. It will be scheduled for one fall and is for….THE EAW CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!!
(With that announcement being made the lights in the building suddenly go dim for every part of the arena except the stage area, where a spotlight hangs over it. We begin to make out some movement going on in the shadows of the entrance way just a few feet away from the light. It appears to be two people, walking closer and closer until we finally end up seeing them fully as two men dressed as guards from Roman times step out into the spotlight, seemingly holding something. They walk even further into the light as we can soon see that there are more guards behind them, all carrying the object together. More and more of the object is shown revealing it to be a platform where the outline of a figure is being carried. The whole group enters the spotlight now as everything is on displaying, showing Tiberius IV to be sitting atop his throne, looking straight ahead at the ring with a cold demeanor. His gear is all black with the exception of a silver outline on his chest creating the shape of a panther. The guards ease up and gently lower the platform as Tiberius gets up and steps off of it, leaving the guards behind as the lights on the ramp light up while he walks down it.)
Ring Announcer: Introducing first, the challenger, from Gaia, weighing in at 213 pounds! He is “The King of Thieves”……..TIBEEEERRRRIIIIUUUUUUSSSS IVVVVVVVVV!!!!!!
WWEFan: This is the moment Tiberius IV has been waiting on for a long time and now he finally has it; a main event match for a world title and to make things even better it is right here on EAW’s biggest stage: Pain For Pride! Tiberius has felt entitled to this moment ever since he won the King of Elite crown back in January, this is something he feels was only a matter of time! He has made it known that he is not worried about failure, he sees Drastik as somebody that he can beat, he has already done it before so I can see why he is confident but at the same time he needs to think about the fact he did not do it one on one and he damn sure didn’t do it with stakes high like they are now. There was a lot on the line before, but this is career defining! This is for the EAW title! He better be ready to give it his all to beat this man!
(As Tiberius gets into the ring a video begins to appear on the titantron, showing footage of a young Drastik when he first entered EAW. The video progresses throughout the years running down all of his his career highlights from his Hardcore title and Interwire title wins, to his Tag Team title wins, to a huge portion going over all of his world title wins which culminates in his latest EAW Championship win from this year’s Grand Rampage. As the video finishes flashing through all of his history, it makes a sudden stop from there and the screen turns black.)
(“Adventures” by Kid Cudi hits the PA system following that as Drastik steps out of the curtain and makes his way onto the stage, unstrapping the EAW Championship from around his waist and raising it up. As he poses, banners shoot down with images of all of his Pain For Pride appearances on them. Drastik looks around at them, taking it all in before taking off his sunglasses and focusing on the ring, walking down the ramp to his opponent.)
Ring Announcer: And his opponent, from Oakland, California, weighing in at 225 pounds……he is the EAW Champion……DRAAAAASSSSTTTTIIIKKKKKK!!!
Kawajai: This is honestly crazy to think about! Drastik is back on a Pain For Pride stage in the first time in years and he is doing so in our main event as EAW Champion. I never would have imagined this and for a while I do not think he imagined it either but Drastik has managed to prove everyone wrong and in a whole new landscape of EAW with so many fresh faces he has shown to be a constant in this company that will not be removed from his spot. Drastik has managed to keep up with all of the rising talent in EAW but now is his biggest test: Tiberius IV. The last time these two crossed paths Tiberius walked away with a W but tonight Drastik promises redemption. A win here tonight would be the icing on the cake for what has already been a great EAW season for this living legend. Can he cap it all off with a big victory?
(Drastik enters the ring and takes his jacket off, staring a hole into Tiberius IV as soon as they lock eyes. He hands over his EAW title to the referee who holds it up for both men to see and then passes it to a stage hand, signaling for the bell soon after.)
(DING! DING! DING!)
WWEFan: The bell has rung and our main event for night one of Pain For Pride is underway! The EAW Champion Drastik goes on the approach, making his way toward Tiberius IV as Tiberius is pacing around the ring, making the smart decision to keep his distance in the opening moments of this match up. Drastik is trying to make up for that separation as he moves faster so he can get close — Drastik with a charge straight at Tiberius! Tiberius swings and connects with a kick to the jaw which stuns him! Tiberius picks his spot as he now rushes at Drastik, hooking him by the throat with a clothesline which brings him all of the way into the turnbuckles! Drastik is cornered as Tiberius goes for stomps to the midsection, changing it up with punches to the face in between!
Kawajai: Tiberius is overwhelming Drastik with a series of strikes but hold on! Drastik is lucky enough to catch his hand there! He switches it up on Tiberius, getting him into the corner as he then springboards off the middle rope next to him AND CATCHES HIM IN THE SIDE OF THE HEAD WITH A HEEL KICK! Tiberius is in a bit of a daze as he walks out of the corner following that, Drastik is right there behind him stalking him…mowing him down with a forearm from behind! Drastik is standing over the downed Tiberius, digging the tip of his boot directly onto Tiberius’ spine! Drastik placing his boot more and more onto the back of the challenger, before he just jumps up AND DROPS A KNEE RIGHT DOWN ON HIM! Tiberius is trying to roll away and catch a breather but Drastik hops over his body and then blocks his path of exit; DROPKICK TO THE CHEST AS A FOLLOW UP!
WWEFan: Drastik is on top of Tiberius IV and is hitting him again and again! He has Tiberius at his mercy right now and is not stopping the onslaught! Drastik with shot after shot to Tiberius who is covering up! Tiberius is moving around while Drastik has got him in that mount, looking to turn over onto his stomach while Drastik remains positioned over him. I am not sure how much that repositioning helped as he is left open for elbow shots to the back of his skull! Tiberius is eating those hits one after another but hold on! Tiberius is sliding underneath Drastik! Tiberius has Drastik on his shoulders while he is attempting to stand up on his feet! Tiberius is onto a vertical base! Our EAW Champion is high up in the air in the electric chair! Tiberius is walking around with Drastik hanging onto him, perhaps looking for The Game Clincher, but Drastik keeps resisting it! Drastik fights Tiberius…and he lets go of him! OH! That might not be where Drastik wanted to be let go at! Drastik being left to bounce throat first off of the ring ropes! Drastik holding his throat as he goes flying back into the arms of Tiberius IV!
Kawajai: Tiberius is aiming for a German suplex here but Drastik still has the awareness to struggle against it! Drastik is keeping his feet planted on the ground, putting this at a stand still. He powers out of the waist lock and grabs Tiberius by the hand, irish whipping his challenger across the ring. Drastik taking those brief seconds to get some air back into his lungs and recover but Tiberius comes back around rather quickly. Drastik leapfrogs over him on the rebound! Tiberius hits the ropes again — hip toss by Drastik attempted….NO! As Drastik goes to toss Tiberius, he breaks free and transitions into a DDT, spiking Drastik right onto his head! The neck area of Drastik is taking a lot of damage here and it seems it won’t end as Tiberius picks Drastik up by his hair, wrenches his neck back and gets him in the dragon sleeper!
WWEFan: This is a very awkward position for Drastik as Tiberius is pulling back as hard as he can….and he is beating at Drastik’s chest to go along with the submission, clawing at it too for good measure! Drastik is gripping the arms of Tiberius, hoping to pry him off! Drastik is tearing that arm away with all of his might…..as he breaks free! Drastik twists out of it! Step up enzuigiri to the back of the head! Tiberius is out on his feet, most likely not even knowing where he is as Drastik brings him in! STANDING C4 CONNECTS BY DRASTIK! Drastik shoots up to his feet after that, turns his back to Tiberius AND CAPS IT OFF WITH A STANDING MOONSAULT! A hook of the leg by Drastik now, could this be it?
Kawajai: Tiberius IV lifts his shoulder up, saving this EAW title match! Drastik sees that the match is not over and immediately starts planning out his next move. He grabs that shoulder of Tiberius’ and starts to wrestle him down face first onto the canvas! Drastik is forcing Tiberius into a front chancery and is using his feet and is kicking away for some friction while Tiberius tries his damndest to push him back! Drastik gets Tiberius back onto the ground and flips over! THE COGITO LOCK! DRASTIK GETTING THE COGITO LOCK APPLIED EARLY ON WITH TIBERIUS STUCK IN THE MIDDLE OF THE RING! DRASTIK IS HOLDING THAT IN TIGHT! Tiberius is dragging himself over to the ropes as Drastik is wearing him out by the second, that effort it takes to bring him across the ring is taking away precious energy he might need for later in the contest! But wait, with all of that moving forward Tiberius is doing, that Cogito lock is starting to falter as Drastik can no longer balance on the top of his head! Drastik falls over but is fast with how he makes a recovery!
WWEFan: He maintains that front chancery, using it to guide Tiberius up onto his feet!….Swinging neckbreaker! Tiberius sits up in pain but Drastik puts him right onto his back. Drastik has him pinned down in a lateral press to try for another cover but of course Tiberius has too much fight in him to keep his shoulders put long enough for the referee to even count. Drastik is incredibly focused on match closers at the moment, it may not even be to get the win right off the bat persay, it seems he just wants to get Tiberius IV as tired as possible. Tiberius is hoping for a breather but there will be no rest for the weary! Drastik scoops up Tiberius in a gutwrench, tosses him up; AND THEN CATCHES HIM IN A GUTBUSTER! Tiberius is clutching his stomach in pain while taking a knee but soon he won’t even be upright entirely! SUPERKICK! Drastik catching Tiberius perfectly underneath the chin!
Kawajai: Tiberius has his hands out and is pushing up, the only thing currently keeping him from being flat on his face. Drastik grabs those hands though, it is time to hand out even more punishment I guess. HANG ON! Superman punch by Tiberius to catch Drastik off guard! Drastik got his jaw jacked and is hunched over favoring it meanwhile Tiberius is on the ground using this time that he had bought himself to gather his bearings. Tiberius is huddled up, his hands in a ball as he is amping himself up. He’s got his next move ready for Drastik who is still on shaky knees! Wait…what is Tiberius doing? Tiberius is prepping himself for —
Tiberius IV: Kaaaaaaaaaaa…..meeeee…..haaaaaaa…..mmeeeeeeeeee………HAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!
WWEFan: THE DOUBLE PALM THRUST RIGHT INTO THE FACE OF DRASTIK AS YOU COULD HEAR A SHARP IMPACT UPON CONTACT! JESUS CHRIST, DRASTIK’S NOSE JUST EXPLODED FROM THAT HIT AS HE IS BLEEDING FROM IT AT A CRAZY RATE! Drastik is rushing on over to the turnbuckle for some safety, holding his nose while the referee runs to him for his status, hoping to help in cleaning up some of the bleeding. The match is taking a slight break here it seems but Tiberius does not want to wait AT ALL. Tiberius backs away to get some momentum and then he runs full speed ahead at Drastik at the corner! The referee gets the hell out of dodge just in the knick of time as there goes Tiberius crashing into the scene with a Shoryuken! THAT RUNNING UPPERCUT INTO DRASTIK WHO I DO NOT KNOW HOW IS STILL STANDING! Tiberius does not slow down his pace, he goes between the ropes next and gets on the apron.
Kawajai: Tiberius IV makes his way to the turnbuckles and climbs to the top! Tiberius is yelling for Drastik’s attention, he has him set up! FLYING CROSSBODY! TIBERIUS FALLING ON TOP OF DRASTIK AND THEN HOOKING BOTH OF HIS LEGS FOR A PINFALL!
Referee: OONNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEEE…..TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO….TT —
Kawajai: NO! Drastik jerks his body out of the predicament! Drastik is heading to his feet and walking off with Tiberius IV hot on his tail. Drastik gets spun around. KOMODO BITE! TIBERIUS SINKING HIS TEETH INTO THE FOREHEAD OF THE EAW CHAMPION, LOOKING TO OPEN UP HIS FLESH AS DRASTIK IS FIGHTING HIM IN A PANIC! TIBERIUS IS LIKE A MADMAN! OUR OFFICIAL WANTS TO SEPARATE THEM BUT NO NEED! HARD SWING BY DRASTIK GETTING TIBERIUS IN THE RIBS! Both guys need a second to get over their injuries, Drastik getting over his before Tiberius it appears. Drastik sprints past Tiberius, hits the ropes and then grinds Tiberius’ face across the mat with the delivery of a one handed bulldog! Drastik taking just a split second to wipe away excess blood pouring from his nose, a reminder of what Tiberius did to him which angers him even more….DRASTIK DASHES BACK TO TIBERIUS WHEN HE LIFTS HIMSELF OFF THE MAT AND DOES A DOUBLE FOOT STOMP TO TIBERIUS’ HEAD! Tiberius putting his hands over his mouth, I would not be shocked if he lost a tooth from that!
WWEFan: Drastik watches Tiberius IV rise back up to a vertical base with nothing but evil intentions filling his head I am sure. Tiberius starts to regain his focus and sees Drastik from the corner of his eye, laying back, just stalking him. Tiberius has been tipped off and so with a burst of energy he speeds at Drastik, looking to strike first but Drastik still manages to beat him to the punch! Drastik goes flying off of his feet and damn near takes Tiberius’ head off with a lariat! Tiberius was turned inside out there as he lays folded up on the ground having landed on his NECK! The EAW Champion is looking pretty happy with himself and the good times are not stopping, Drastik leans in to grab the legs of Tiberius and DEADLIFTS HIM UP ONTO HIS SHOULDERS! The weakened Tiberius has been swung up into the air!
Kawajai: Tiberius IV delivers some hard punches to the face but Drastik takes the blows and carries on, DRASTIK GOES FULL SPEED AHEAD AS HE LAUNCHES TIBERIUS FOR A BUCKLE BOMB, SENDING HIM COLLIDING INTO THAT CORNER AT HIGH VELOCITY! TIBERIUS HITS TURNBUCKLE SO HARD THE PADDING JUST FELL OFF AT THE TOP ONE FROM THE SHEER FORCE! Tiberius’ back must be on fire at this point, he takes a knee in the corner as he can barely even stand it! He grits his teeth and bares through the pain, regaining his footing — BUT THERE GOES DRASTIK WITH A CORNER SPLASH! Drastik has just been on Tiberius from the moment he got back control of the match! Drastik is continuing that control by slinging Tiberius over his shoulder and then seating him on the top rope. Oh man, Drastik is climbing up there to join him! Something big is ahead!
WWEFan: Drastik is getting Tiberius set up just right; Drastik is stood up on the middle rope, gripping the side of Tiberius IV’s tights as hard as he can. The arm of Tiberius is draped over Drastik’s head, Drastik has his arm wrapped around Tiberius’, I know what is going on here! Drastik is looking to go for a SUPERPLEX! Drastik wishes to lift up Tiberius and deliver the maneuver but Tiberius is not budging! Tiberius has his legs locked around that corner, doing what he can to keep himself from being flung off! Drastik is pulling on him with all of his might but it seems like it will be no use! Tiberius gives some tough jabs to the abdomen, weakening the grip of Drastik! Tiberius then boxes Drastik’s ears! He has let go of any plans of that superplex attempt! Drastik is about to fall off but he grabs those ropes to keep himself from hitting the mat!
Kawajai: Drastik showing some great upper body strength as he yanks himself back up onto the middle rope — SLINGSHOTTING HIMSELF INTO A HEADBUTT FROM TIBERIUS! Tiberius was waiting for him and came prepared! Drastik’s eyes are glazed over, leaving him open for Tiberius to regain control! Tiberius IV grabs him and is now changing up Drastik’s position on the middle rope…..Tiberius has Drastik facing forward and is hovering behind him on the top rope! What is he thinking here? It can not be good! Tiberius holds onto Drastik’s shoulders and stands himself up onto the top rope — BEFORE TAKING AN INSANE LEAP OVER HIM! OOOHHH MY GOD!! THE S! O! M! THE STRIKE OF MIDNIGHT SOMERSAULT CUTTER CONNECTS FROM THE TOP ROPE! DRASTIK WAS JUST PLANTED, WHAT A DROP! A RING SHAKING S.O.M. THERE, I’VE NEVER SEEN SOMETHING LIKE THAT! DRASTIK IS OUT LIKE A LIGHT AS TIBERIUS TURNS DRASTIK OVER AND HOOKS THE LEG! WE MAY HAVE OURSELVES A NEW EAW CHAMPION!
Referee: ONEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE —
WWEFan:KICK OUT! DRASTIK SOMEHOW FOUND THE WHEREWITHAL TO KICK OUT AFTER THAT DEVASTATING MOVE! Tiberius rolls over onto his side and starts to think things over. What exactly does he need to do next to keep Drastik from getting up again? Drastik is already beginning to stir and so Tiberius IV kips up so that he can be there observing him. He does not want Drastik out of his sight! Drastik crawls over and puts his hand on the boot of Tiberius IV, holding onto it and then using him to stand himself up. Drastik is looking up at his opponent who is smiling ear to ear. Tiberius has Drastik where he wants him. Drastik still has enough sense to take a swipe at Tiberius but Tiberius is able to telegraph it and duck underneath it, picking Drastik up and sending him face first onto the canvas courtesy of a flapjack!
Kawajai: Drastik is bent up on the ground, his face buried in the canvas, breathing heavily from exhaustion. It’s crazy how quick the tables have turned for our champion, he is in a bad way. Drastik is scraped off the ground and then placed between the knees of Tiberius IV. Tiberius flips him up onto his back, binding back Drastik’s arms and legs in a gory bomb! Watch out for Drastik though! He is wriggling free! Tiberius is having issues in maintaining that gory bomb set up! Drastik gets his arms over and flips forward! SUNSET FLIP DROPPING TIBERIUS ON HIS HEAD! THE SHOULDERS ARE DOWN AND DRASTIK HAS BODY ON BODY, THIS QUALIFIES FOR A PIN ATTEMPT!
WWEFan: Drastik halts the pin! Huh!? Drastik keeps his arms around Tiberius’ waist and starts to stand up! Tiberius has his head between Drastik’s knees now, the shoe is on the other foot here! Drastik showing that he still has some strength left in him by powering Tiberius up…..AND BRINGING HIM BACK DOWN WITH A PILEDRIVER! DRASTIK JUMPED UP WITH IT TOO TO GIVE THAT MOVE THAT ADDED IMPACT! THE FORCE SHOOTING UP TIBERIUS NECK AND DOWN HIS SPINE AS HE SHIVERS WITH AGONY! Drastik is sat down looking at Tiberius convulse, admiring his work as you can make out a slight smirk starting to appear on his face. Drastik is turning over and pushing himself up to his feet. Kick to the laid out body of Tiberius! Drastik carries the body of Tiberius, ignoring the deadweight as he focuses on getting him up in the air AND HITTING HIM WITH A POWERSLAM! Drastik grabs Tiberius’ arm and inches him a bit to the right, making sure he is directly center in the ring. What for? I don’t know.
Kawajai: I know! Drastik is entering the high rent district! Drastik going up high as he has himself perched! Drastik looks down at Tiberius from above and then bounces on the top rope, turning himself over so that his back is facing Tiberius! We all can expect what is about to happen next! Drastik gives one last look over his shoulder to confirm that Tiberius IV is on his back and will not be getting up….AND THEN HE GOES OFF OF THE TOP ROPE! THE STIGMATA! STIGMATA FROM THE TOP ROPE! THAT CORKSCREW MOONSAULT HITTING TIBERIUS DIRECTLY IN THE RIBS, KNOCKING THE WIND OUT OF HIM! DRASTIK STAYS ON TIBERIUS AND PULLS BACK ON BOTH LEGS, FORCING HIS WEIGHT ONTO THE FACE OF TIBERIUS FOR AN EXTREMELY TIGHT COVER! THE REFEREE DROPS DOWN TO COUNT; COVER RIGHT IN THE CENTER OF THE RING, NOWHERE TO GO, WILL THIS BE THE LAST COVER OF THE MATCH?
WWEFan: TIBERIUS IV MUSTERS UP THE ENERGY TO PUSH DRASTIK UP OFF OF HIM! Drastik lets out a huge shout of frustration before falling down onto his back! Tiberius may have got his shoulders off of the mat but he is still hurting, Drastik has a relatively good amount of time to rest and go over a new game plan. Drastik turns his head and just looks at Tiberius who is moving but obviously does not have a lot going on upstairs. Every movement by Tiberius almost feels like an act of defiance to Drastik, it angers him! Drastik gets to his feet, rips his elbow pad off AND DROPS THE ELBOW RIGHT TO THE HEART OF TIBERIUS IV! Tiberius has been coughing up a storm, that was brutal! Drastik wants to kill any fight inside of Tiberius! This is where we see Drastik start to be more methodical! Drastik gets up AND ANOTHER ELBOW LANDS TO THE HEART!
Kawajai: Tiberius is rolling around in pain and Drastik is watching with that cold demeanor. Neither of these guys cares for the other, there will be no pity on either side! Drastik picks Tiberius up and places him near the steel ring post. Tiberius is under that bottom turnbuckle, his body is almost limp! Drastik has got him in the crosshairs, it is time for him to take his shot! BASEMENT DROPKICK BY DRASTIK TO SEND TIBERIUS’ GUT INTO THAT POST!
WWEFan: NOT SO FAST! Tiberius slides out of position, slipping to the outside and leaving Drastik to hit that ring post on his own! Drastik is holding his ankle and I for one am surprised it did not shatter into pieces! Tiberius left Drastik to crash and burn on that move and is about to reap the benefits of it! Tiberius hops onto the apron while Drastik hobbles around. Tiberius firmly puts his hands on the ropes and then takes off via springboarding! THE HEADHUNTER! THAT MISSILE DROPKICK! WAIT! DRASTIK GETS OUT OF THE WAY!! TIBERIUS HITS THE CANVAS AND SO DRASTIK LOOKS TO CAPITALIZE AS HE RISKS IT ALL AGAIN! SPRINGBOARD BY DRASTIK! HE TWISTS IN MID-AIR TO DELIVER A SENTON! TIBERIUS AVOIDS THAT THOUGH! DRASTIK ROLLS THROUGH TO PROTECT HIMSELF AND IS SPRUNG UP ON HIS FEET! HE POUNCES AT TIBERIUS WHO WAS STARTING TO SHAKE OFF THE COBWEBS – BUT TIBERIUS SIDE STEPS HIM! TIBERIUS REDIRECTS DRASTIK AND SENDS HIM TO THE OUTSIDE AS HE GOES TUMBLING!
Kawajai: TIBERIUS IV IS QUICK TO FIGURE OUT WHAT HE MUST DO NEXT! FULL SPEED AHEAD! SUICIDE DIIIVEEEEEEE!!! TIBERIUS SHOOTS OUT WITH BULLET LIKE QUICKNESS DRIVING INTO DRASTIK AND LAYING HIM OUT! Drastik’s back skids off of the bottom of the ramp and his day is only going to get even worse, Tiberius has Drastik’s legs AND HE CATAPULTS HIM INTO THE CROWD RESTRAINT! DRASTIK SMASHING AGAINST THAT COLD HARD STEEL, PRESSING IN THE BARRICADE — AND THEN PUSHING IT IN EVEN FURTHER WHEN TIBERIUS COMES RUNNING INTO HIM LIKE A BATTERING RAM WITH A SPEAR! WHAT HAS GOTTEN INTO TIBERIUS!? Drastik drops into the arms of Tiberius as he can no longer take any more punishment, Drastik may just be done! Tiberius has him up…AND THEN SENDS HIM ONTO THE HARD FLOOR! SNAP SUPLEX! Those thin mats providing hardly any safety from the concrete under it!
WWEFan: That woke Drastik up for sure! He can’t keep taking hits like that! Drastik holds his spine and starts to rise up to a vertical base! Drastik is not giving up, he advances toward the challenger – who pops him up! Drastik leaps over his head though! Drastik is on the apron! SUPERKICK TO TIBERIUS! THEN A TORNADO PLANCHA TO BOOT! DRASTIK HAS GOT HIMSELF BACK IN THIS! Drastik lays there, trying to get back his senses. The crowd is divided for both men as the warring sides command their respective Elitist to return to their feet. Drastik may want to pick up a sense of urgency but I don’t think he really has enough in the tank to push himself like that. Drastik is using the barricade almost like a crutch to guide himself back up to his feet, waiting until he is no longer spaghetti-legged before he breaks away from it and goes back to Tiberius. The official has laid back so far, acting a bit lenient as he recognizes the stakes of this Pain For Pride main event!
Kawajai: Drastik has Tiberius IV in his clutches. He has a handful of hair in one hand and Tiberius’ tights in the other, winding him back BEFORE TOSSING HIM STRAIGHT AT US! HOLY HELL! WE NARROWLY AVOID GETTING CAUGHT IN THE CROSSFIRE AS TIBERIUS CLEARS NEARLY EVERYTHING OFF OUR TABLE IN THE PROCESS! Tiberius is being held up by our announcers chairs, definitely an uncomfortable place to be as Drastik heads over and strips away what is left from our announce table! Notes, chords, our monitors, they all gotta go as he is tossing them to the floor to leave that table bare! Drastik reaches over and grabs Tiberius, having his body fully slung over the announce table, banging his head over that table again and again!
WWEFan: Drastik won’t stop! He is still going with those slams! One after the other! Drastik finally halts his assault and backs away to look at Tiberius, making sure that he is truly unresponsive! Drastik now turns Tiberius so he is laid on his back on that announce table! Drastik rolls back into the ring, moving a bit gingerly due to all of the abuse taken in this match. The referee is suggesting he think better of whatever he has in mind but Drastik just tells him to stay out of this! Drastik grabs those ropes and looks to launch himself, but OH! Drastik drops back into the ring, tripping on his ankle! He’s been pushing himself too hard, especially after that dropkick to the post! He might need to think of a new idea here!
Kawajai: No way, Drastik is dead set on this! He is willing himself through this. He takes a deep breath, grips those ropes again — AND HE SPRINGS UP TO THE TOP ROPE! DRASTIK FOR A SPLASH —
WWEFan: NO! TIBERIUS FALLS OFF THE TABLE! DRASTIK FLIPS BACK INTO THE RING! He grunts at the pain brought to his ankle because of it but brushes it off and rebounds off of the ropes! SUICIDE DIVE! AGAIN NO! Tiberius moves, forcing Drastik to once more think on his feet as he whips around onto the apron! Tiberius though grabs his legs! He yanks Drastik onto his shoulders to have him in the Electric Chair….OH MY…..THE GAME CLINCHER! GAME CLINCHER ONTO OUR ANNOUNCE TABLE! THAT THING BARELY HAD GIVE EITHER! A DENT HAS BEEN FORMED IN THE TABLE FROM DRASTIK’S HEAD!
Kawajai: Tiberius knows that he has to wrap it up from here! He carries Drastik’s unconscious body, tossing him between the ropes and back into the ring. Tiberius rolls in for the cover, I think we might have to call it a match!
Referee: ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOEEEEEOOOOOO!!!!!! THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!
Kawajai: That’s it! Wha– it’s not!? The referee is calling it, he’s pointing at the mat, Drastik lifted a shoulder up! Tiberius is looking like he is on the verge of a breakdown, this man almost caved Drastik’s skull in with the Game Clincher yet Drastik still will not say die. Tiberius has Drastik lifted again! Drastik is up in the electric chair for the THIRD time! Tiberius is shouting out to the world that this is it, he is finishing this once and for all with this move! Here we GO! OUCH! DRASTIK! DRASTIK LEANS BACK AND TIPS IT IN HIS FAVOR! THE REVERSE HURRICANRANA! WHERE DID HE GET THAT FROM! DRASTIK IS PULLING FROM HIS RESERVES IN A LAST DITCH EFFORT RIGHT NOW! Tiberius is looking up at the lights like he doesn’t know where he is after that! DRASTIK WITH A STANDING SHOOTING STAR PRESS TO KEEP HIM FROM GETTING UP! Drastik then rolls back to the corner, a place which has become his best friend in this match, and he gets himself up there as fast as his body can allow. Drastik climbing to the top and without so much as any hesitation this time JUMPS OFF! THE STIGMATA FOR A SECOND TIME AND IT ONCE AGAIN HITS TIBERIUS TO PERFECTION! DRASTIK WITH THE COVER!
Referee: ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE……TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO………THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE —
WWEFan: TIBERIUS IV! I DON’T KNOW HOW! I DON’T KNOW WHY! BUT HE BREAKS THE PIN WITH AN AUTHORITATIVE KICKOUT! I CAN NOT BELIEVE THIS!
Kawajai: This is what the Pain For Pride stage will do to you, it takes you to another level of desire! Tiberius saving himself perhaps out of pure instinct, as soon as the match was officially he saved he turns over and rests, crawling for cover while he spits up blood. Drastik creeps up behind Tiberius and tries to carry on with the match but Tiberius won’t let Drastik move him! Tiberius is staying put, Drastik is playing a game of tug of war with the arm of the challenger but Tiberius uses the other to swing back and hit Drastik! Drastik falls back and in turn lands an elbow on the ref! Uh oh! The official walks around the ring holding his face as Tiberius sees his moment! Tiberius appears to have a mouthful of something, no, no, NOT THE MIST!
WWEFan: OH! SPINNING BACKFISSSTTTTT!!!! DRASTIK WITH THE SPINNING BACKFIST BEFORE TIBERIUS CAN SPIT IT OUT AT DRASTIK! TIBERIUS’ HEAD WHIPS BACK AND THAT MIST GOES FLYING IN THE AIR AS SOME OF IT FLIES IN TIBERIUS EYES! THAT MIST WAS RED TOO! THAT IS THE COLOR WHICH IS MEANT TO BURN HIS OPPONENTS AND IT IS FOR SURE SEARING TIBERIUS’ EYES! TIBERIUS TRIED TO BE SLICK AND SNEAK THE MIST WHILE HE WAS COVERED UP BUT IT BACKFIRED ON HIM! DRASTIK GETS BEHIND HIM! ROLL UP BY DRASTIK AS THE REFEREE RECOVERS AND DROPS FOR THE COUNT! TIBERIUS MAY HAVE COST HIMSELF THE EAW TITLE!
Referee: ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!
Kawajai: TIBERIUS PUSHES DRASTIK OFF! Drastik just got kicked off of Tiberius and he GOES INTO THAT TURNBUCKLE, THAT TURNBUCKLE WITH THE EXPOSED PADDING! HANG ON! DRASTIK PUTS HIS FOOT UP AND STOPS THE MOMENTUM, SAVING HIMSELF FROM HITTING IT! Drastik turns around….AND A LOW HANGING DROPKICK BY TIBERIUS, GETTING DRASTIK IN THE LEG HE WAS FAVORING! DRASTIK IS FORCED TO TAKE KNEE AS TIBERIUS IS WIPING THAT MIST OUT OF HIS EYES IN A HURRY! He sees that Drastik is stirring — TIBERIUS PUTS A STOP TO THAT WITH A SUPERKICK! TIBERIUS GETTING TO BE THE ONE WHO DELIVERS IT THIS TIME! DRASTIK IS OUT ON HIS KNEES, HIS HEAD SUNK OVER — TIBERIUS RUSHES UP BEHIND HIM!
WWEFan: STRIKE OF MIDNIGHT! TIBERIUS WITH THAT SOMERSAULT CUTTER YET AGAIN, DRIVING DRASTIK’S HEAD INTO THE MAT! TIBERIUS LAYS THERE, HARDLY ABLE TO BREATHE, COME ON! HE CAN CATCH HIS BREATH LATER, NOW HE MUST ACT! TIBERIUS TURNS DRASTIK OVER WITH EVERYTHING LEFT IN HIS BODY….AND DRAPES THE ARM OVER DRASTIK! THE REFEREE GOES OVER TO COUNT IT!
Referee: ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!
(DING! DING! DING!)
(“The Mission” by Puscifer plays as Tiberius IV spends his first few moments motionless on top of Drastik, finally showing some sign of life soon after when he turns over and lays on his back, his eyes -which are still red from the burning mist- widening in disbelief. The referee leans over the ropes and reaches for the EAW Championship from the stagehand who hands it over and allows for him to drop into Tiberius’ lap.)
Ring Announcer: Here is your winner….ANNNDDDDD NEEEEEWWWWWWW….EAW CHAMPIOOOOONNNNN……TIBEEEEEERRRRIIIIUUUUUUUUSSSS IVVVVVVVVVVV!!!!!
WWEFan: You know, I have had my doubts about Tiberius IV and have had spent many weeks sharing my opinion on what I think about the way he acts, but I must eat crow tonight. Tiberius IV is the EAW Champion! I have no problem admitting I was wrong, this guy is the real deal. We have watched Tiberius evolve from National Elite Champion, to tag team specialist to a bonafide headliner and top tier talent! Tiberius IV entered this main event against a Hall of Famer, a legend in Drastik, and he beat him on the grandest stage!
Kawajai: He did it in one hell of a match too! There was so many unbelievable moments in that match up! Those two showed almost superhuman determination! Drastik did not go down easy! He gave Tiberius IV arguably the match of his career in that contest. He almost had him there but that one hiccup, that one delay in reaction proved to be a match changing moment! A company changing moment at that! This win right here, this moment is a shift in the landscape of EAW!
WWEFan: It’s a new era , Kawa, and Tiberius IV is leading it! THIS is the night where the King has truly taken his place on the throne! Thank you guys for tuning in with us for this incredible night! We’ll see you here tomorrow for what is sure to be another spectacular show!
(Tiberius IV walks up the ramp with the EAW Championship in his hand as he lights the title up high for all to see. Fireworks shoot up behind him on the stage during his celebration as the screen fades to black.)
(EAW Logo Buzzes.)