( EAW Intro plays )
Narrator: A song of Ice and Fire.
( “Darkness Within” by Machine Head begins to play. The screen remains in darkness, with only speck of light seen from a distance at the center of the screen. )
“Here in this darkness that I lay, depression heavy in its weigh
And how my body aches to leave, to sing its final eulogy”
( The song continues. Flashes show action shots of Methuselah, Brian Daniels, Zach Genesis and Starr Stan, these visuals seen dancing around in the speck of light, surrounded in darkness. )
“But I am just a broken man, whose soul cries out to understand
How the madness shatters me, upon the stage on bended knee”
( The music continues as the screen shows Matt Miles and Scott Oasis’ heated rivalry with both men brawling, along with action shots of Nick Makarov, Alex Anderson, Johnny Ventura and Devan Dubian. )
“We build cathedrals to your pain, establish monuments to attain
Freedom from all of the scars and the sins….”
( Camera closes in on the speck, and it’s revealed to be Norman Hellion sitting alone in the darkness staring off into space. )
“Lest we drown in the darkness within”…
( Norman rises from the chair and walks into the abyss with the Answers World Championship being dragged behind him. His footsteps are all that can be heard, and the music soon fades out. Left behind him are footprints, as if he were leaving a trail of footprints in snow, and Norman soon disappears in the darkness. )
( “Realign” by Godsmack hits. Flames engulf the screen, and a recap of the heated rivalries between Matt Miles and Scott Oasis, Zach Genesis and Nick Makarov, Lethal and Maddie, and Brian Daniels and Devan Dubian. Action shots of these competitors are shown. )
( The music continues as graphics show the main event, Norman Hellion vs. Methuselah, including a hype video building up their rivalry from King Of Elite to Methuselah’s arrival on Showdown, their battles and several attacks on each other, the challenges issued with Methuselah announcing his war on RAGNAROK and Norman Hellion announcing the Hell In A Cell. )
Narrator: AND NOW, Elite Answers Wrestling presents to you.. the SEVENTH ANNUAL, REASONABLE DOUBT!
( The music continues, and it transitions to the Vodafone Arena where one half of the stage has a frost-themed, disheveled look and the other half is fire-themed. Fireworks shoot all over the arena and flames shoot up from the stage. )
Matt Ryder: WELCOME EVERYBODYYYYY TO THE SEVENTH! SEVENTH! SEVENTH! SEVENTH! SEVENTH! SEVENTH! SEVENTH REASONABLE DOUBT!!!
Eddie Mack: WHAT A MILESTONE NIGHT FOR SHOWDOWN, WHAT A MILESTONE NIGHT FOR EAW!? HELL, IT’S AN HONOR BEING ABLE TO CALL THIS THING, I’M EDDIE MACK!
Ryder: I’M MATT RYDER, AND WE ARE HERE EMANATING FROM BESIKTAS, TURKEY WITH OUR EUROPEAN FAN BASE ABSOLUTELY POOOURING IN! IT IS ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL HERE, THIS ARENA IS BREATHTAKING, AND THIS CROWD IS BREATHTAKING… 40,000, 40,000 IN ATTENDANCE!
Mack: This is without a doubt going to be the biggest Reasonable Doubt EVER! Look at this!
( The Hell in a Cell is showcased sitting above the ring )
Ryder: That’s right, our main event tonight is absolutely the biggest Reasonable Doubt main event of all time! METHUSELAH goes one on one inside Hell in Cell, for the Answers World Championship against NORMAN HELLION!
Mack: Not to mention a slew of scores to be settled, the Vixens and Interwire Championship on the line… damn damn damn I can’t wait anymore, let’s get this party started!
( Camera heads up to the Ring Announcer standing in the center of the ring )
Ring Announcer: The following match is our opening contest and is a Scramble match for the Number One Contendership to the New Breed Championship, which by orders of Showdown General Manager, Damien Murrow has been extended to 25 minutes! The rules for this match are as followed: 2 men start off the match as every 5 minutes a new Elitist enters the match. As this goes on pinfalls and submissions are allowed as whoever picks up a fall becomes Interim Number One Contender. This continues until the 25 minutes have ended and whoever picked up the last fall will be the official number one contender!
(“Guts Over Fear” by Eminem plays as Evan Stark makes his way to the ring.)
RA: Introducing first, from Manhattan, New York! He weighed in tonight at 230 pounds…..STAAAAARRRKKKKK!!!!
Eddie Mack: Wow, it looks like this guy has some bad luck, he has to perform for 25 minutes and be at his best to make sure pins don’t happen!
Matt Ryder: Well if anybody can pull it off, it’s this young man! His energy inside that ring appears to be almost limitless!
Eddie Mack: I’m sure he won’t be so energetic once he has to last 25 minutes with the man he’s starting off with….
(All Due Respect – Run The Jewels plays as Clark Duncan runs down the ramp.)
RA: And his opponent, from Chicago, Illinois! Weighing in at 233 pounds! CLAAAAAARKKKKKK DUNCAAAAANNNNNN!!!!!
Matt Ryder: Maybe you’re right, Clark may like to joke around but when he gets into that ring there is nothing to laugh about. He’s agile, he can play a good power game and is also a good submission wrestler, this guy is one of the most versatile Elitists we’ve had in a long time and I’m for one excited to see what these two can do in the first five minutes!
(DING! DING! DING!)
Eddie Mack: The match begins as Stark immediately goes for the clothesline! Clark Duncan manages to duck the attack and rebounds off the ropes with a shoulder tackle! He then goes to the ropes for another maneuver but Stark avoids it by getting on the ground and having him step over him! When Duncan comes back, Stark leapfrogs right over him! Here we go, hip toss by Evan Stark! No, Clark Duncan uses his weight advantage to stand his ground and give Stark a hip toss of his own! Stark flips over and lands on his feet! Stark then runs over and spring boards off of the ropes! Hang on, Duncan moves out of the way as Stark saves himself by doing a tuck and roll! Neither man has been able to hit an actual move so far, they’re so evenly matched! Both men give each other their due before getting to their feet and having another go at it! Collar and elbow tie up! Duncan is pushing against Stark as hard as he can as he presses him into the corner! Duncan attempts a forearm shot but Stark dodges it and turns the tables on Duncan as now he is the one being cornered!
Matt Ryder: Evan Stark is just laying into him too! Evan is delivering chop after chop to the chest of Clark Duncan as Duncan is beginning to grow tired! With Duncan now exhausted, Evan Stark backs away into the opposite corner and runs to him with an absolutely vicious uppercut! Stark walks off….and comes back with another! Wait, no! Duncan tossed him over onto the apron! Stark lands safely though and delivers a roundhouse to the side of the head! Duncan is shaken as Stark takes him down with an absolutely perfect dropkick! Duncan gets to a knee as Stark goes for a shining wizard– but Clark Duncan turns him inside out with a clothesline! Stark is up and in pain as Duncan pulls him in and places him on his shoulders! What does he have in mind here?
Eddie Mack: He’s going for the airplane spin! Look at him go! Duncan goes around and around as it looks like Stark is about to be sick! Wait, it seems Evan is trying to reposition himself — STARK TURNS IT INTO A TORNADO DDT! Stark crawls over for the cover but Duncan quickly gets the shoulder up as Stark gets the shoulder up! They are now trading shots as the countdown for the next entrant begins!
(Buzzer Sounds Off)
(“Edin Zavet” by The Bulgarian National Radio Symphony Orchestra plays as Nikola Vranchev comes out!)
Matt Ryder: Here comes the big man as he rushes down to the ring! Stark and Duncan are still going at it as Duncan pushes him into the ropes and delivers a rolling elbow! Hold on Stark ducks it — and then dives out of the ring onto Vranchev! Vranchev intercepts it with a jumping side kick! Stark is just unconscious on those ropes as Vranchev delivers knee after knee into his sternum! Oh no….Vranchev lifts Stark up — AND TOSSES HIM RIGHT ONTO THE RAMP! Just look at Stark shiver on the ground from that impact! Vranchev isn’t done either! He sees him trying to crawl and get to his feet as he runs right into Stark and slams him into the barricade!
Eddie Mack: Vranchev still has plans for the young man too. He drags him by the hair and looks like he’s about to slam him into the steel steps! But wait, look out, Clark Duncan is on the apron now — SPRINGBOARD MOONSAULT ONTO VRANCHEV AND STARK! What a move! All three men are down! Clark Duncan is getting up and admiring his work but Vranchev is beginning to stir as well! Duncan sees him getting up and is actually egging him on! Vranchev is now up to a vertical base as Duncan invites him to come get some! Vranchev runs right to him but it seems he fell right into Duncan’s trap as Duncan moves out of the way and lets him run himself right into the steel steps! Vranchev is wounded as Duncan rolls him into the ring!
Matt Ryder: Duncan is sizing Vranchev up…..swinging neckbreaker! Duncan then grabs the legs and is looking to turn Vranchev over for the “Joke’s On You”! The reverse Boston Crab! Vranchev is fighting it to the best of his abilities but Duncan is just determined to lock it in! He turns him over, it’s locked in! Will Vranchev tap out? He may have no choice here! He’s dead center in the middle of the ring, Clark Duncan could gain the first fall here — SUPERKICK TO DUNCAN! Duncan took a superkick right to the jaw as Stark inserts himself back into this match!
Eddie Mack: Stark has Vranchev all to himself now as he picks away at his now injured leg! Vranchev wobbles with each kick but it will take more to chop this tree down as Vranchev elbows him to gain some distance! Stark leaps for him once more but Vranchev manages to catch him in his arms for a sidewalk slam! Wait, Stark manages to perform a float over and end up right behind Vranchev, kicking him right in the knee and bringing him down a peg! Vranchev is in trouble as Stark runs the ropes — WINTER’S BITE! IT CONNECTS! COVER BY STARK!
Matt Ryder: No, Clark Duncan returns and pulls Evan off of Vranchev! Duncan is setting Stark up…..and catapults him into the turnbuckles! Stark is slouched over in the corner as Clark sees it as his chance — CANNON BALLL!!!!!! Stark is out as Clark Duncan crawls over onto Vranchev and hooks the leg, looking to pick up the pieces here!
Eddie Mack: WE HAVE OUR FIRST INTERIM NUMBER ONE CONTENDER!
(The referee raises his hand in victory as a logo appears on the screen declaring him interim number one contender for the New Breed Championship.)
Matt Ryder: Clark Duncan has a long way to go, he has to last 15 minutes before he can be declared the official number one contender! And look, somebody is about to join him in a few seconds!
(The buzzer sounds off as “I Think Bad Thoughts” by Danko Jones plays to Venom’s entrance. He takes a sip from his beer bottle and sets it down before sliding into the ring.)
Eddie Mack: Venom enters and is already raising hell! He pummels Clark Duncan right away, not even giving him a moment to recover! Venom is just stomping on his head before running over to Stark and giving him a brutal face washing to keep him out of commission! Once he finishes he quickly runs back to Duncan and delivers a baseball slide that sends the young upstart and interim contender out of the ring! Venom is all over the place right now! A leg drop to Vranchev! Another! A third leg drop! Venom is in the drivers seat here– but maybe not for long as Stark regains his senses and comes right for him!
Matt Ryder: Venom sees it coming though and delivers a spinning spinebuster! Venom picks up Stark now and places him in his arms, looking for the flatliner it seems! Venom has him set up…but Stark rakes the eyes! Venom is blinded as Stark reverses it into a lariat! Stark keeps his grip on the arm of Venom and then picks him up, pulling him in for the reverse STO! Stark then kips up and spots Duncan on the apron as he runs toward him and brings him back down with the Stark Punch! That may have been a big mistake though as Vranchev is revived and sandwiches Stark with a running hip attack!
Eddie Mack: Vranchev is in trouble though as he is turned around and is caught by surprise with a spear from Venom! Venom sees that Duncan is still trying to get into the ring as he walks up to him and personally brings him in with a fantastic vertical suplex! Duncan sits up as Venom damn near kicks his teeth in — hold on, Duncan avoids it! He shoots up and is face to face with Venom! Frankensteiner! Venom gets up but is in pain, walking into a scoop slam! Duncan is on fire! Evan Stark is ready to intervene here but receives a kick to the gut instead! Clark Duncan picks him up! The Last Laugh! No, Evan Stark gets out of it! He pushes Duncan into Venom – WHO HITS DUNCAN WITH THAT BEER BOTTLE HE KEPT IN THE CORNER! OH MY GOD! THAT BOTTLE JUST EXPLODED IN THE FACE OF CLARK DUNCAN! CLARK IS ON THE GROUND AS HE IS LOOKING AT HIS OWN BLOOD POURING ON THE MAT! OH! VENOM WITH THE INJECTION! DUNCAN IS DONE FOR AS THE CLOCK BEGINS TO COUNT DOWN!
(“Fire It Up” by Thousand Foot Krutch plays as Nick Angel runs to the ring.)
Matt Ryder: Nick Angel is in this now and just in time as Venom is having some difficulty with Evan Stark! Nick Angel grabs the boot of Evan Stark and pulls him out of the ring! Look, he’s giving Venom the go ahead to get the pinfall! Venom gets on top of the bloodied Clark Duncan and hooks the leg!
Matt Ryder: Venom is now our interim number one contender! Evan tries to get back in but again Nick pulls him out! GROUND ZERO ON EVAN STARK! Nick Angel rolls into the ring and joins his Holy Brigades comrade as they beat down Vranchev and Duncan! Vranchev tries to fight back with a few shots to the face of Venom but Venom pushes him against the corner and waits for Nick to run over and take Vranchev out with a forearm smash! The two then give Vranchev an Irish whip and work together to pick him up for a flapjack! What dominance! Evan is out on the floor, Vranchev is down and god knows the condition of Clark Duncan right now! This looks like its all but guaranteed that The Holy Brigades are walking away with this one!
Eddie Mack: Maybe not! Evan Stark rolls in and clotheslines Nick! And then a clotheslines comes Venom’s way! Dropkick to Nick Angel! Stark tackles Venom and starts raining down on him with right hands, but the numbers game is just to much as Nick pulls him away and holds his arms back! Oh, no! INJECTION RIGHT TO THE DEFENSELESS EVAN STARK! The Brigades raise their arms in celebration, but look what’s going on right behind them!
Matt Ryder: Clark Duncan is beginning to stir, ladies and gentlemen!! He uses the ropes to help himself up to his feet as he dares for them to attack! This looks like it’s going to be Clark Duncan’s last stand! Venom runs right toward him — as Duncan lowers the ropes and lets him fall right to the floor! Nick Angel is coming right for him but Clark Duncan is prepared! He picks him up for a fireman’s carry and then drops him right on the turnbuckle! Duncan is still woozy from all of the blood loss as Vranchev sees that as his chance to take advantage! POP POWERBOMB! NO! CLARK DUNCAN LANDS ON HIS FEET AND THEN PULLS HIM IN FOR THE INVERTED STOMP FACEBUSTER! ANOTHER REVERSAL AS VRANCHEV TURNS HIM AROUND AND COUNTERS, GERMAN SUPLEX! Duncan turns it around though and switches it over into a German suplex of his own! He bridges it into a pin!
Referee: ONNNEEEEEEE…..TWOOOOOOO…….THREEEEEE —
Eddie Mack: NICK ANGEL WITH THE SPLASH ON CLARK DUNCAN FROM THE TOP ROPE TO BREAK IT UP! WHAT AN IMPACT THAT WAS!!!!! NICK HOLDS HIS RIBS AS HE CRAWLS OVER TO VRANCHEV WHILE VENOM GETS IN AND MAKES HIS WAY TO EVAN STARK! DUAL CROSSFACES!!!!! VRANCHEV IS ALREADY UNCONCIOUS AS THE CONTENDERSHIP IS NOW IN NICK’S HANDS BY TKO!
(“Crooked Smile by J Cole ft TLC as El Landerson comes down the ramp.)
Matt Ryder: Venom is struggling to keep Evan Stark down as Venom is attempting to get to his feet with the cross face still locked in! They don’t even pay attention to El Landerson entering the ring as he runs up and hits the both of them with the tiger feint kick! El Landerson sees this as the perfect opportunity to go flying as he leaps off the ropes onto both of them! Uh oh, Evan catches Landerson and takes him down with the spike powerbomb! He goes to stack up Landerson but Venom grabs him and picks him up in wheelbarrow position! Nick drops Stark first with the DDT just before Venom finishes the combination with a suplex!
Eddie Mack: In comes Clark Duncan though who grabs Nick by the head for a bulldog and gets a two for one deal with a simultaneous clothesline on Venom! Vranchev attempts to get back in this yet again but Duncan has had enough as he sends Vranchev right into the ring post, causing him to go tumbling to the outside! It looks like a fire has been set ablaze in Clark Duncan! He picks up Venom! THE LAST LAUGH! VENOM HAS BEEN LAID OUT! CLARK DUNCAN ISN’T DONE EITHER! THE LAST LAUGH IS HIT ON EL LANDERSON TOO! CLARK DUNCAN WAITS FOR NICK TO GET TO HIS FEET NOW….THREE IN A ROW!
Matt Ryder: BUT LOOK, EVAN STARK TURNS HIM AROUND! THE MANHATTAN PROJECT!!!! THAT SICK PILEDRIVER CONNECTS ON CLARK DUNCAN!!!! EVAN STARK GOES FOR A COVER BUT CLARK DUNCAN ROLLS OUT OF THE RING! Venom and Nick are already starting to stir, Evan Stark needs to think quickly in order to avoid the numbers game! Evan Stark is running the ropes…..NO WAY! A DOUBLE WINTER’S BITE! HE JUST USED EACH FOOT TO DELIVER A CURB STOMP TO THE HEADS OF BOTH VENOM AND NICK ANGEL! HE DRAGS THEM BOTH OFF SIDE BY SIDE, A DOUBLE PIN ATTEMPT!?
Eddie Mack: EVAN STARK IS OUR INTERIM NUMBER ONE CONTENDER WITH ONLY 30 SECONDS LEFT ON THE CLOCK! ALL HE HAS TO DO IS LAST HALF A MINUTE! THAT MAY BE A BIT DIFFICULT NOW AS EL LANDERSON RUNS UP AND DELIVERS AN ENZIGURI TO STARK AS HE ATTEMPTS TO DETHRONE HIM WITH A COVER! STARK QUICKLY GETS HIS FOOT ON THE ROPES AND GETS UP, TACKLING EL LANDERSON! HE HOLDS HIM DOWN AS THE CLOCK IS RUNNING OUT!
(DING! DING! DING!)
(“Guts Over Fear” by Eminem plays as Stark’s hand is raised in victory.)
RA: HERE IS YOUR WINNER……AND NEEEEEWWWW NUMBER ONE CONTENDER TO THE NEW BREED TITLE……..STARRRRRRKKKKK!!!!
Matt Ryder: I told you if anybody could pull it off it was Stark!
Eddie Mack: This man has definitely proved himself here tonight, that was a war I mean just look at all of the bodies left in the aftermath of this! Kudos to Stark for managing to survive here tonight!
( Camera pans to Stark climbing the turnbuckle in celebration, getting a mixed reaction from the crowd. )
Matt Ryder: But congratulations young man! Now he has a date with Jamie O’Hara set for the future, this is just the first step of many into becoming a New Breed Champion.
( Camera pans backstage where a large man is seen on the ground. )
Mack: WAIT, HOLD UP, WHAT’S GOING ON BACKSTAGE?
( Camera focuses in on the man, who is revealed to be Nikolai Vranchev. )
Ryder: BAH GAWD, WHO IS THAT WITH A SLEDGEHAMMER? HE’S HAMMERING AWAY AT HIM, PUN INTENDED. MAH GOODNESS, VRANCHEV WAS JUST IN THAT SCRAMBLE, WHO IN THE WORLD COULD POSSIBLY BE TAKING HIM OUT?
Mack: I’d tell you, but the dude with the hammer has a black ski mask on! He’s fleeing the scene, as some commotion is heard in the background! And here comes security rushing to Vranchev to assist him. But bah gawd, are they too late.
Ryder: What in the hell was the meaning of THAT?!
( Camera gets close to Vranchev, to show him motionless, and his face covered in his own blood. )
Security: Get a medic. Quick. This looks none too good at all.
( Camera pans back to the arena, right in front of the announce table. )
Mack: We’ll keep you posted on Vranchev’s condition, as that looks none too good for him! But the show must go on – Nick Makarov versus Zach Genesis, perhaps the biggest blood feud going on right now in EAW… NEXT!
(We see a video highlight package of Zach Genesis and Nick Makarov’s feud starting from King Of Elite, leading up to now.)
(The ring announcer is standing in the ring rearing and ready to go.)
Ring Announcer: Ladies and gentlemen! The following contest is a FALLS COUNT ANYWHERE MATCH scheduled for ONE FALL!
(“Hail Destroyer” by Cancer Bats plays to a chorus of boos as Nick Makarov emerges walking out to the ring, as he knocks back a can of beer before he gets into the ring.)
Ring Announcer: Introducing first, at this time, NIIIICCCCCK MMAAKKKAAARRROOOVV!!!
Eddie Mack: Nick Makarov costed Genesis his title match at King Of Elite last month, and tonight these two elitists will be clashing head to head in a Falls Count Anywhere situation!
Matt Ryder: This is going to be an incredible match! Genesis is fired up and is looking forward to getting his vengeance but will Makarov instead come out on top?
(And as Makarov enters the ring there is a small space of silence before “Disengage The Simulator” by CKY plays to a massive pop from the Istanbul crowd as Genesis walks down the ramp, just nothing but complete business.)
Ring Announcer: And his opponent! From Dallas, Texas weighing in at 210 pounds, he is EAW’S RESIDENT BADASS, ZZZAACCCCHHH GEEEENNEESSSISSSSS!!!
Eddie Mack: And Genesis is all business tonight as we see nothing but pure focus on his face.
Matt Ryder: I think he just has his eyes on the prize, and I believe what his eyes are on is getting revenge on Nick Makarov! Will Genesis get his revenge or will Makarov win this battle tonight?
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Eddie Mack: And Genesis slides into the ring now AS BOTH OF THESE TWO ARE STARING EACH OTHER DOWN, HEAD TO HEAD! You can feel the tension brewing between these two Showdown elitists! The bad blood is there, the animosity is there and finally! Finally we might see a resolve to it all!
Matt Ryder: The tension is at an all time high! Weeks of build! Weeks of intensity! AND HERE WE GO! GENESIS AND MAKAROV KICKING THINGS OFF WITH A BIG TIME BRAWLING START THROWING RIGHT HANDS AT EACH OTHER! The fists are flying quickly and heavily right form the get go as we see a right hand from Genesis! A right hand from Makarov!
Eddie Mack: GENESIS! MAKAROV! GENESIS! MAKAROV! GENESIS! GENESIS! AND THEN MAKAROV QUICKLY LEVELS ZACH GENESIS WITH A MONSTER CLOTHESLINE! Genesis is on the canvas at this point whilst Makarov races and rebounds off of the ropes as Genesis ducks, Makarov jumping over him! Makarov races back as Genesis is back up on his feet AND HE DUCKS THE CLOTHESLINE ATTEMPT!
Matt Ryder: Makarov is back for a third time now…AND GENESIS COUNTERS CONNECTING WITH AN ARM DRAG! Makarov is back up AS GENESIS CONNECTS WITH AN ARM DRAG ONCE AGAIN! Makarov is back up once again as MAKAROV GOES FOR A CLOTHESLINE! Genesis ducks AND TRIES TO NAIL THE SUPERKICK BUT MAKAROV CATCHES THE LEG! Genesis swings his leg over ATTEMPTING TO HIT AN ENZIGUIRI…BUT MAKAROV DUCKS AND SPINS GENESIS AWAY!
Eddie Mack: And these two Showdown elitists are staring at each other as this Istanbul crowd is giving them an applause for this incredible fast paced opening! AND NOW MAKAROV IMMEDIATELY RUNS UP TO GENESIS AND NAILS A LOU THESZ PRESS! DRIVING A SERIES OF PUNCHES JUST GOING INSANE HERE! The fists are raining wild as Makarov finally gets up back to his feet!
Matt Ryder: Makarov lifts Genesis back up BUT GENESIS COUNTERS! NAILING A QUICK SERIES OF STRIKES LEAVING MAKAROV STAGGERING! Genesis races back to the ropes and NAILS THE SUPERKICK! FINALLY THIS TIME AS MAKAROV STAGGERS OVER THE TOP ROPE AND CRASHES TO THE OUTSIDE!
Eddie Mack: And now Zach Genesis is now looking at the crowd here tonight smiling as he knows what he wants to do next! The entire strong 50,000 capacity crowd here are giving EAW’s Resident Badass their approval AS GENESIS REBOUNDS OFF OF THE ROPES AND DIVES WITH A SOMERSAULT PLANCHA OVER THE TOP!
Matt Ryder: The plancha connects as now both Genesis and Makarov are on the outside! Both of these guys look a little bit out of it AS GENESIS GOES FOR THE FIRST COVER OF THE MATCH! Falls count anywhere so the pin attempt is legal!
Eddie Mack: And Makarov gets the shoulder up! Both of these men are slowly rising to their feet as WAIT A SECOND! THEY’RE THROWING RIGHT HANDS ONCE AGAIN AS THEY BRAWL UP THE RAMP! Fists are being thrown once again as these two elitists are taking out all of their aggression at each other!
Matt Ryder: Makarov is looking like he’s got the upper hand here AS HE’S GOING FOR A SUPLEX! OH MY GOD! HE’S GOING FOR A SUPLEX DIRECTLY ON THE STEEL RAMP! Makarov locks it on and he goes for a lift! But Genesis drops back down! A SECOND LIFT! And Genesis drops once again AS HE TRIES TO GET OUT OF IT! Throwing fists trying to get out of the suplex!
Eddie Mack: BUT TO NO AVAIL AS MAKAROV LIFTS HIM BACK UP AND HAS HIM FULLY VERTICAL! But Genesis lands on the other side directly on his feet! AS GENESIS PUTS ON THE HEADLOCK! GOING FOR A DDT RIGHT ON THE STEEL RAMP!
Matt Ryder: But wait before Genesis can connect with the move, MAKAROV LIFTS GENESIS UP AND PLANTS A SPINEBUSTER DIRECTLY ON THE RAMP! Genesis is crying out in pain as he’s spine firmly connects hard against the steel as Makarov goes for a pin attempt of his own!
Eddie Mack: And Genesis kicks out! Makarov is pushing himself up as Genesis is being dragged by Makarov, Genesis trying to hold onto his back AND THESE TWO ARE ASCENDING BACK UP THE RAMP! I THINK THEY’RE TAKING THIS MATCH BACKSTAGE! We need a camera following them! Quick!
Matt Ryder: And the camera is on them AS BOTH GENESIS AND MAKAROV ARE NOW BACKSTAGE! Makarov is still dragging him by the head as the entire Showdown roster is just staring at them! Not sure what to make of the situation! They’re going through a corridor here AS MAKAROV HITS A KNEE INTO GENESIS’S GUT!
Eddie Mack: The two are getting closer and closer to what appears to be a door here AS MAKAROV ATTEMPTS TO IRISH WHIP HIM INTO THE DOOR! But Genesis is stopping! Not letting it happen! Makarov swiftly kicks him in the gut AND IRISH WHIPS HIM OVER…ONLY FOR MAKAROV TO BE COUNTERED AND FOR GENESIS TO REVERSE IT, IRISH WHIPPING MAKAROV FACE FIRST INTO THE DOOR!
Matt Ryder: Makarov’s face bouncing directly off that door as he’s clutching onto it! Genesis however races up to Makarov AND HAS A BIG TIME ARM LOCK AROUND HIS WAIST! Makarov’s face is screaming horror here AS GENESIS LIFTS HIM UP AND PLANTS HIM WITH A GERMAN SUPLEX! THAT GERMAN SUPLEX CONNECTING ON THE HARD CONCRETE AS GENESIS NOW HAS THE BRIDGE!
Eddie Mack: NOOO!! MAKAROV KICKS OUT HERE AT 2.9! We can see that this Falls Count Anywhere environment is taking a lot out of both men here as they both look absolutely exhausted! Both men are trying to get back up as Genesis is dragging Makarov down the corridor even more!
Matt Ryder: Genesis is hellbent on getting his revenge here AS THEY APPROACH THE ELEVATOR! What’s going to happen here!? There’s a couple of chairs nearby as Genesis is gearing up! I think I know what’s going on here! GENESIS IS PLANNING TO THROW MAKAROV STRAIGHT INTO THE SEA OF CHAIRS!
Eddie Mack: Genesis is pulling to throw BUT MAKAROV IS GRIPPING ONTO A NEARBY RAIL! NOT LETTING GO! Genesis hits a series of fists getting Makarov to let go AS GENESIS GOES FOR THE IRISH WHIP! WAIT NO! MAKAROV SPINS AROUND AND CONNECTS WITH A DROP TOE HOLD AS GENESIS GOES DOWN SENDING HIM FACE FIRST INTO THE STEEL CHAIR!
Matt Ryder: You can see Zach’s skull just rebounding off of that chair hit as Makarov is wasting no time and grabs Genesis and lifts him back up! AND THERE IT IS! ZACH GENESIS IS WEARING THE CRIMSON MASK! The blood is just gushing down his face and onto his chest BUT MAKAROV DOES NOT GIVE A DAMN IN THE SLIGHTEST!
Eddie Mack: Genesis is just being dragged by Makarov now as NICK MAKAROV SLAMS THE ELEVATOR BUTTON! The doors open AS MAKAROV TRIES TO THROW GENESIS IN! NO! GENESIS COUNTERS SLAMMING MAKAROV INTO THE LIFT AS THE DOORS SHUT CLOSE!
Matt Ryder: AND THESE TWO ARE GOING INTO FULL HOCKEY FIGHT MODE! Grabbing onto each other’s heads AND JUST THROWING FISTS LIKE IT’S NO TOMORROW! The lift doors open up AS MAKAROV CHARGES GENESIS OUT OF THE LIFT AND HITS A LOU THESZ PRESS ON HIM, THROWING MORE STRIKES AS I THINK WE’RE NOW IN THE MAIN ENTRANCE AREA!
Eddie Mack: Makarov lifts Genesis up BUT GENESIS KICKS HIM AWAY AS GENESIS IS BACK UP ON HIS FEET, WITH THE BLOOD POURING DOWN ONTO HIS CHEST! But wait is…is Zach Genesis smiling!? HE’S SMILING! He’s telling Makarov to bring it! I don’t think we’ve ever seen this side of Genesis before!
Matt Ryder: Genesis is waiting for Makarov AS NICK MAKAROV NAILS A PUNCH DIRECTLY TO GENESIS’S FACE! But Genesis is still standing! He’s still smiling telling Makarov to go again! AND MAKAROV DOES THROW ANOTHER! And EAW’s Resident Badass is still smiling and still standing!
Eddie Mack: MAKAROV RUNS AGAIN AND GENESIS CATCHES HIM WITH A RIGHT! ANOTHER! ANOTHER! AND THEN A MONSTER CLOTHESLINE SENDING HIM DOWN! Genesis is now lifting Makarov and is carrying him towards a massive door that reads…GATE 8!?
Matt Ryder: Genesis SMASHES through the door still dragging Makarov as WAIT A MINUTE! WAIT A MINUTE! THEY ENTERED BACK INTO THE ARENA BUT THEY’RE GOING THROUGH AN ENTRANCE WAY THROUGH THE CROWD! These Turkey fans are on their feet as Genesis and Makarov are making their way down the stairs here!
Eddie Mack: These fans are all quickly patting Genesis and Makarov on their backs as they make their way down the stairs AS THEY’RE APPROACHING AN AREA NEAR THE BARRICADE! There are no fans to be seen here BUT I THINK THAT’S WHERE ALL OUR AUDIO AND CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT IS!
Matt Ryder: Genesis kicks Makarov in the gut! AND HE’S LIFTING HIM UP ONTO HIS SHOULDERS! DIRECTLY ABOVE CONCRETE AS HE’S GOING TO END IT RIGHT HERE! THE DEAD MAN’S HAND! HERE IT GOES! NO! MAKAROV JUMPS OFF GENESIS SPINS HIM AROUND AND NAILS THE STUNNER! GENESIS GOES FLYING AS MAKAROV GOES FOR THE COVER! THIS HAS TO BE OVER!
Eddie Mack: AND GENESIS GETS HIS SHOULDER UP AND WHAT HAS TO BE 2.999! Makarov is in shock! He can’t believe that Genesis kicked out of the Stunner! He’s up and he’s arguing with the referee but the ref keeps telling Makarov that it is a 2 count! Makarov is fed up AS HE MOVES OVER TO THE BARRICADE WHERE THERE’S A FAN DRINKING A CAN OF BEER!
Matt Ryder: Makarov just RIPS the can out of the fans hands and chugs a little bit down BEFORE HE WALKS OVER TO GENESIS AND THROWS IT AT HIS HEAD! WE CAN HEAR THE STEEL REBOUNDING OF GENESIS’S SKULL AS MAKAROV WALKS OVER TO SOME TABLES!
Eddie Mack: Makarov is setting the tables up here as he’s putting one up IN FRONT OF THAT FULL 20 FOOT HIGH PLATFORM OF CONSTRUCTION GEAR! And wait Makarov isn’t done! HE’S SETTING ANOTHER TABLE UP AND PUTTING ON TOP! WE HAVE DOUBLE STACKED TABLES HERE! WAIT! WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON!? IS…IS MAKAROV CLIMBING UP THE CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT!?
Matt Ryder: Yes he is! He’s climbing up right now! Pushing and lifting himself up to very top, ascending up 20 feet! HE’S AT THE TOP OF THE SUMMIT JUST AS GENESIS IS LIFTING HIMSELF BACK UP AS WELL! Genesis looks over to Makarov AND MAKAROV SMILES BEFORE FLIPPING HIM THE DOUBLE BIRD! Genesis is angry! He’s pissed! AND HE’S RACING TO THE PLATFORM CLIMBING UP TOP!
Eddie Mack: This could turn very ugly very fast as Makarov is 20 foot high on this construction platform and Zach Genesis is quickly climbing after him in suit! GENESIS IS PUSHING! CLIMBING WITH ALL HIS MIGHT AND…HE’S AT THE TOP! Genesis and Makarov are both staring at each other BEFORE THE WAR IS ON! RIGHT HAND FROM GENESIS, RIGHT HAND MAKAROV, RIGHT HAND GENESIS, RIGHT HAND MAKAROV!
Matt Ryder: AND MAKAROV! MAKAROV! MAKAROV! MAKAROV RAINING FISTS AS HE KICKS GENESIS IN THE GUT! THE STUNNER! ONE MORE TIME! BUT NO! Genesis is holding onto Makarov’s head! Making sure he can’t hit the move! Makarov with a quick kick to the gut here as Genesis let’s go! THE STUNNER! ONCE AGAIN! AND GENESIS STILL HOLDS ON!
Eddie Mack: Genesis is holding onto Makarov’s head with his life as ONCE AGAIN MAKAROV HITS A QUICK SERIES OF STRIKES REELING GENESIS BACKWARDS! THIRD TIME LUCKY NOW! MAKAROV GOES FOR THE STUNNER ONCE MORE! BUT GENESIS DUCKS AS MAKAROV GOES RIGHT PAST HIM AND WAIT NO! YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME!
Matt Ryder: GENESIS IS LIFTING MAKAROV UP AND NICK MAKAROV IS CURRENTLY ON ZACH’S SHOULDERS! THE FIREMAN CARRY POSITION IS LOCKED IN! AND HANG ON! GENESIS IS LOOKING DOWN AT THE DOUBLE STACKED TABLES BLOW! GENESIS! PLEASE DON’T DO IT ZACH! DON’T DO IT!
Eddie Mack: I DON’T THINK HE CAN HEAR YOU! GENESIS IS HELLBENT ON GETTING REVENGE BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY! GENESIS SMILES TO THE WHOLE CROWD, BLOOD ALL OVER HIS FACE AS HE TAKES ONE STEP CLOSER TO THE LEDGE!
Matt Ryder: THINK THIS THROUGH ZACH!? IS THIS WORTH IT!? IS THIS REALLY WORTH IT!? IS THIS HOW BAD YOU WANT REVENGE AGAINST NICK MAKAROV!? ZACH GENESIS TAKES ONE STEP CLOSER…AND DIVES OFF OF THE PLATFORM HOLDING MAKAROV! HOLY SHIT! THEY DIVE OFF AND ZACH GENESIS NAILS THE SOUTHERN COMFORT THROUGH THE DOUBLE STACK OF TABLES!
Eddie Mack: BOTH OF THESE ELITISTS ARE DOWN! ZACH GENESIS CONNECTING THE SOUTHERN COMFORT THROUGH TWO TABLES! FLYING THROUGH 20 FEET OF AIR IN THE PROCESS! BOTH OF THESE GUYS ARE DOWN AND I DON’T THINK EITHER OF THEM ARE GETTING UP SOON! HELL FOR THESE TWO SHOWDOWN ROSTER MEMBERS, I DON’T THINK THEIR CAREERS WILL BE THE SAME AFTER THAT!
Matt Ryder: THEY’VE BOTH DESTROYED EACH OTHER TO GET THIS FAR! WHAT A HELL OF A BATTLE THIS HAS BEEN! AND WITH THE LAST AMOUNT OF ENERGY INSIDE OF HIM GENESIS PUSHES MAKAROV ONTO HIS BACK AND SLINGS AN ARM ACROSS HIS CHEST!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
(“Disengage The Simulator” by CKY plays as Genesis and Makarov are still on the ground, not getting up.)
Ring Announcer: Your winner of this match ZZZAAACHHHHH GENEESSSIISSSS!!!
(The referee helps Genesis back up off of his feet raising his arm in the air whilst Genesis is happy, smiling but at the same time exhausted.)
Eddie Mack: What a war! What a fight! What a battle between these two! These two elitists risked life and limb in that match tonight but come to the end of it, Zach Genesis got his revenge and has his hand raised at the end of this one!
Matt Ryder: My boy Zach Genesis got it done! But that 20 foot fall though was just insane! I think both Genesis and Makarov will have go to the EMT’s after that one! Nevertheless Genesis tonight got his revenge at Reasonable Doubt and his next stop will be going for the Interwire Championship once again!
(Zach Genesis is seen exhausted just lying on the barricade as the fans near him all pat him on the back and chest whilst Makarov is now in a seated position on the ground, with a blank expression just in total shock of what took place.)
( Camera pans to a production film, which highlights last week on Showdown, where Eclipse Diemos picked up a victory in his debut in a triple threat over Kyle Smith and Daniel Marshall. )
( “Mr. MTV” by Nothing More plays as Eclipse Diemos comes out to a mixed reaction. Diemos slowly walks down the ramp as a recap of his triple threat match from the previous Showdown played on the titantron, )
Mack: I wonder what Diemos is doing out here?
Ryder: I don’t know. But for those of our fans who haven’t see this guy yet, Eclipse Diemos made his in-ring debut last week, completely dominating Kyle Smith and Daniel Marshall.
(Eclipse grabs a mic and gets into the ring)
Diemos: Last week I showed the world exactly what I was capable of… The Prophet of Pain has arrived to the EAW. I proved last week why I am one of the best new talents Showdown has to offer, so it’s only fitting that I get a match on the big stage over here. I’m laying out the open challenge. Anyone have the guts to come out and face me? Kyle Smith maybe?
(Diemos looks down to the ramp, expecting him to come out. A minute passes, and Diemos begins to speak again)
Diemos: I guess not. He knows firsthand what I’m capable of. So, who else? Daniel Marshall?
(Again, Diemos looks down to the ramp, but no one comes out)
Diemos: Does no one want to come out? Or is everyone back there just a coward—
(CJAY’s “I’m a Jesus Freak” begins to play. Diemos looks around confused. After a few seconds, Carlos Cruz runs down to the ring to a big pop from the crowd)
Mack: My god! It’s the Jesus Freak Carlos Cruz! I’ve heard a lot about this guy coming to Saturday Nights – I JUST DIDN’T THINK IT WOULD BE TONIGHT!
Ryder: Diemos looks unfazed however, simply eyeing Cruz down. The crowd seems to be getting a “Let’s go Cruz” chant started, and man they’re just as excited as I am.
Mack: Well, Diemos vs Cruz looks official!
(The ring announcer begins to speak)
RA: First, from Prescott Hills Sanitorium, weighing 236 pounds, ECLIPSE DIEMOS!!!!!!!
(Diemos stretches his arms and leans back on the turnbuckle._
RA: And his opponent, from Bronx, NY, weighing 177 pounds, CARLOSSSS CRUZZZZZZZ!!!!!!!!!
(The crowd explodes for Carlos as the ref rings the bell)
Mack: And we’re underway! Cruz and Diemos square up… and it’s Diemos with the first bit of offense, throwing the much smaller Cruz to the side with a simple hip toss. Remember, Cruz is both 60 pounds lighter and 10 inches shorter than Eclipse Diemos. This won’t be an easy match for Carlos.
Ryder: You’re right, as Cruz quickly gets up to his feet. Diemos charges forward with the lariat, but Cruz ducks it!!! Cruz runs to the ropes and bounces off, flying at Diemos with a crossbody… but Diemos catches Cruz, lifts him up AND ABSOLUTELY DESTROYS HIM WITH THE BRAINBUSTER! GOODBYE CARLOS CRUZ!!!
One…! Two…! Thr—
Mack: And Cruz kicks out at two and a half. Diemos isn’t done though, lifting Cruz back to his feet with ease. Diemos starts to unload with a flurry of punches to the head and body of Carlos! Cruz backs up into the corner and Diemos stops. Just as Cruz stars to recover DIEMOS NAILS HIM WITH A LARIAT!!! Cruz flips over and lands on the mat as Diemos places his foot on Cruz’s chest for the cover!
Ryder: Cruz gets out at one and a half! Diemos attempts to lift him back up one more time, BUT CRUZ NAILS DIEMOS ACROSS THE HEAD WITH A JUMPING SIDE HEEL KICK!!! WHAT ATHLETICISM FROM THE JESUS FREAK! Diemos staggers over to the ropes but Cruz runs at him, leaps 6 freakin’ feet into the air and SENDS DIEMOS FLYING WITH A HURRICANRANA!
Mack: Diemos hits the mat and tries scurrying to his feet, but Cruz won’t relent! Cruz runs at Diemos and nails him with a basement dropkick right to the torso!!! Diemos falls back in agony as Cruz makes the cover! Is this it?
One…! Two…! Thr—
Ryder: And Diemos kicks out at two and a half! Diemos is still writing on the ground, but Cruz is taking new height! Cruz climbs the turnbuckles… AND FLIES DOWN WITH THE CELESTIAL DIVE!!! NO!!! DIEMOS EVADES THE FROG SPLASH!!!
Mack: Cruz hits the canvas with a great deal of force, ribcage first. The Jesus Freak pops back up to his feet and gets into the turnbuckles, looking to recover, but Diemos runs at Cruz and hits him with a hard elbow shot right to the head.
Ryder: Cruz staggers back over into the center of the ring AND HERE COMES DIEMOS WITH ROOM 13… BUT CRUZ DUCKS!!! CRUZ DODGES THE BIG BOOT AND LEAPS AT DIEMOS, TAKING HIM DOWN WITH THE TILT-A-WHIRL HEADSCISSORS!!! Diemos lands hard on the mat, but Cruz follows up with the ROLLING THUNDER!!! Cruz hooks the leg, is this it now?
Ryder: And Diemos kicks out right at two. Both men have a lot to prove here tonight, and while a loss may not be devastating, a win would mean the world. Cruz assists Diemos back to his feet only to whip him into the ropes… BUT DIEMOS RUNS AT CRUZ WITH A CROSSBODY AND TAKES HIM DOWN!!! THAT’S 6 AND A HALF FEET, 240 POUNDS, AND HE JUST DID A FREAKIN’ CROSSBODY!!!
Mack: Unbelievable! Both of these men are giving it their all tonight! Diemos is the first now back to his feet, as Cruz still lies, lifeless on the mat. Diemos gets the Jesus Freak up to his feet with ease before throwing him into the corner with ease. Diemos runs at Cruz and SLAMS HIS KNEE RIGHT INTO HIS HEAD!!! Cruz slumps down as Diemos pulls him in and makes the cover!
One…! Two…! Thre—
Mack: AND CRUZ STILL KICKS OUT!!! What resiliency! Both of these men have beyond impressed here tonight, and win or lose, this was still a hell of a match.
Ryder: You’re right there. Diemos gets Cruz back up to his feet one more time AND CRUZ POWERS UP AND NAILS A DROPKICK!!! Diemos staggers back but doesn’t quite fall… NOT LIKE CRUZ CARES THOUGH AS HE FOLLOWS THROUGH WITH A HANDSPRING ELBOW STRIKE!!!
Mack: And somehow, Diemos is STILL standing! Unbelievable! Diemos is back into the corner now, and Cruz runs one more time WITH A BEAUTIFUL SPINNING SIDE HEEL KICK!!! Diemos is clearly dazed, possibly concussed, as he falls to the mat. Cruz looks around at the fans, before beginning his ascent to the top rope!
Ryder: And Cruz leaps… WITH THE CELESTIAL DIVE!!! THE FROG SPLASH CONNECTS!!! THIS IS IT!!!!
One…! Two…! Three…!
( DING! DING! DING! )
( The referee raises the hand of Carlos Cruz, as his theme blasts through the arena. )
RA: Here is your winner, CARLOS CRUZZZZZZ!!!!
Mack: Bah gawd – what a debut for Carlos Cruz! He came out here, wanting to answer Eclipse’s challenge – and he did so in fashion! With a victory! Congratulations young man, as you seem to have a bright future ahead of you!
Ryder: I wasn’t expecting a match to happen at all… but looks like Showdown has some NEW BLOOD to be proud of, and these two youngins are the brunt of it. But hold up folks, our production crew is cutting us to outside the arena – let’s see what’s going on!
( The scene opens up with a luxurious Limousine pulling up in the parking lot, with the engine turning off. )
Ryder: Who in the hell could this be?
( The driver is seen bolting out of the car, as he opens the door, as man after man pour out from the car, whom are in suits and look to be very muscular. )
Mack: Whoever this is… surely has a bunch of protection…
( Finally a man, in an all white suit, with gold on his neck and hands pops out of the car. )
Driver: Welcome to Reasonable Doubt.
???: Thank you. Good to be here. Now if y’all would be so kind… lead me to my VIP area.
Driver: Just this way!
( Camera pans back to the announce table. )
Ryder: I don’t know who that is, but he sure does look important!
( Camera pans to the center of the ring, with the ring announcer having a microphone in hand. )
Ring Announcer: The following contest is scheduled for ONE fall!… and it’s for the INTERWIRE CHAMPIONSHIP!!!…
(“Take Out the Gunman” by Chevelle plays all throughout the arena as Matt Miles makes his way to the stage in a black and silver attire with a determined facial expression as the crowd are on their feet)
Ring Announcer: First, making his way to the ring… from San Diego, California!… weighing in at 224 pounds!… HE’S THE CHALLENGER… MATT MMMMMMIIIIILLLLLEEEEESSSSS!!!…
Eddie Mack: It was JUST a few weeks ago that we witnessed the return of Matt Miles here in EAW and he returned in a BIG way when he attacked the one who was responsible for injuring him and taking the Interwire Championship away from him! Tonight? Tonight Matt Miles is going to take it back and by the look on his face, he’s more than determined to do so!
(“The Wreckoning” by Nonpoint plays all throughout the arena as Scott Oasis makes his way to the stage in his usual ring attire with the Interwire Championship around his waist as the crowd boos heavily)
Ring Announcer: And his opponent, making his way to the ring… from Baltimore, Maryland!… weighing in at 260 pounds!… HE’S THE REIGNING AND DEFENDING INTERWIRE CHAMPION… SCOTT OOOOOAAAAASSSSSIIIIISSSSS!!!…
Matt Ryder: You were saying who was the one responsible for injuring Matt Miles and taking the Interwire Championship away from him, you see the Interwire Championship around the waist of Scott Oasis who successfully defended it at King of Elite against Zach Genesis and tonight he’s just as confident as he was then of successfully defending it!
Eddie Mack: It’s more than just the Interwire Championship that’s at stake you know, these two have hated each other for the longest time and they’ve had at it with one another for the past few months now! Tonight? It all comes to this!
Matt Ryder: Scott Oasis mouths off at Matt Miles as they meet in the middle of the ring but the referee separates them! Scott Oasis unstraps the Interwire Championship from his waist and hands it to the referee as the referee shows it to the both of them and then for all to see! The referee hands the Interwire Championship to the ring announcer and signals for the bell!
(DING! DING! DING!)
Eddie Mack: A smirk forms on the face of Scott Oasis as Matt Miles is still looking very determined to win this match and take back the Interwire Championship! Neither of them are out of their corner just yet… Oasis steps out of his and then Miles steps out of his… they reach out for each other and lock up with one another! Oasis knees Miles in the abdomen and causes him to topple over as he has him in a headlock! Oasis has it in tight and Miles is trying to find a way out of it here but there’s nothing! There’s no ropes for him to grab onto and break the hold! Miles is going to have to figure something out here and he has to or else this could be the end of it right here! Miles… Miles is back on his feet! Miles uses some of his strength to shove Oasis off of him and the hold is broken as Oasis bounces off of the ropes and rebounds off of them into… into a dropkick!
Matt Ryder: The dropkick connects as Oasis falls down to the mat hard! Oasis is back up to his feet and charges at Miles but Miles kicks him in the abdomen and drops him with a DDT!!! Miles grabs a hold of Oasis and picks him up… Oasis rakes the eyes of Miles as Miles covers his face! Oasis just raked his eyes and now he’s unable to see anything as Oasis picks him up onto his shoulders and drops him on his back! Miles yells out in pain as you could hear his spine hit the mat hard! Oasis’ smirk widens as he grabs a hold of Miles and picks him up… Oasis tackles Miles into the corner as Miles’ spine collides with the ring post!
Eddie Mack: Miles yells out in pain again as Oasis unloads on Miles with lefts and rights in the corner! Oasis punches him in the face and then knees him in the abdomen as he backs up… and charges! A big splash in the corner! Oasis backs up as Miles stumbles out of the corner… and Oasis takes him down with a clothesline! Oasis waits for Miles to get back up to his feet… Miles is up quickly… Oasis picks him up off of his feet and drops him with a snap suplex! Oasis grabs a hold of Miles and picks him back up… Oasis tosses Miles into the corner… Oasis charges! Miles rolls out of the way just in time and now Oasis is in the corner! Miles jumps up and knees Oasis in the face and then grabs a hold of his head… and springs out of the corner with a bulldog as Oasis’ face hits first into the mat!
Matt Ryder: Miles now… Miles turns back to the corner and climbs up on top of the turnbuckle! What… what is he thinking?! Miles is on top of the turnbuckle and tries to maintain his balance on it as he waits for Oasis to get back up to his feet… Oasis is up now… Miles! A MOONSAULT!!! IT CONNECTS!!! THAT WAS JUST BREATH-TAKING!!! I never knew Miles had that in him but he really is more determined than ever before as he’s using whatever he has to win this match! That may have taken more out of Miles than Oasis as he tries to catch his breath as he’s panting while on top of Oasis… Oasis pushes Miles off of him! Oasis is back up to his feet and so is Miles… Miles goes for a clothesline but Oasis ducks underneath it and bounces off of the ropes… Oasis rebounds off of the ropes and into Miles…
Eddie Mack: WITH A SPEAR!!! A SPEAR TO MATT MILES!!! IF THAT MOONSAULT DIDN’T TAKE ANYTHING OUT OF HIM THEN THAT SURELY DID!!! THAT SPEAR WAS JUST POWERFUL!!! SCOTT OASIS USED A LOT OF HIS STRENGTH THERE TO MAKE IT HAPPEN AS MILES IS LAID OUT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE RING!!! OASIS HAS THIS! ALL HE HAS TO DO IS COVER HIM! OASIS… OASIS WITH THE COVER!!!
Referee: ONE!!!!!!!!……… TWO!!!!!!!!………
Matt Ryder: No!!! Miles kicks out just after the count of two! There’s a lot more left in him even after that Spear from Scott Oasis! Oasis grabs a hold of Miles and Irish whips him to the ropes… Miles rebounds off of them… and Oasis pops him up in the air! Oasis with a elbow to the face of Miles as Miles falls down! Oasis still has that smirk on his face as Miles covers his face after taking that elbow to it… Oasis grabs a hold of Miles and picks him up… sets him– BRAINBUSTER!!! NO! MILES LANDS ON HIS FEET BEHIND OASIS AS OASIS TURNS AROUND… INTO THE CALIFORNICATION!!! THE BACK SUPLEX FACEBUSTER CONNECTS!!! MILES MAY HAVE IT!!!
Eddie Mack: No??? No! Miles isn’t going for the cover just yet! Miles isn’t going to end this right there! Miles has more for Oasis after everything he had done to him! Miles grabs a hold of Oasis and picks him up… A SECOND CALIFORNICATION!!! IT CONNECTS!!! THAT’S TWO CALIFORNICATIONS!!!! I’M IN ALMOST DISBELIEF OF WHAT I’M SEEING! THIS IS A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT SIDE OF MATT MILES THAT’S SHOWN ITSELF TONIGHT! THAT’S WHAT SCOTT OASIS HAS DONE TO HIM THAT’S WHAT SCOTT OASIS HAS MADE HIM MORE DETERMINED MORE PREPARED AND A WHOLE LOT MORE AGGRESSIVE! IT’S KNOWN THAT THESE TWO ABSOLUTELY DESPISE EACH OTHER AND THEY’RE GOING TO DO WHATEVER IT TAKES TO MAKE SURE ONE OF THEM WALKS OUT OF REASONABLE DOUBT WITH THE INTERWIRE CHAMPIONSHIP! AND AT THIS RATE? NEITHER OF THESE TWO MEN MAY BE WALKING OUT OF HERE WHATSOEVER!
Matt Ryder: Miles grabs a hold of Oasis and picks him up… he tries to grab a hold of Oasis’ arms but Oasis resists it! Oasis tosses Miles up over him as Miles falls down on his back! Oasis drops to his knees and tries to regain his composure as he slowly gets back up to his feet and so does Miles… Miles goes back for him but Oasis stops him with a boot to the face! Miles shakes it off and comes back at him… Oasis with another boot to th–
Eddie Mack: BUT MILES DUCKS UNDERNEATH IT AND RE-POSITIONS HIMSELF AS OASIS TURNS AROUND INTO A KICK TO THE ABDOMEN… MILES GRABS A HOLD OF HIS ARMS… MIDAS TOUCH!!! IT CONNECTS!!! MY GOODNESS IT CONNECTS AND THAT COULD BE IT!!! MILES ROLLS OASIS OVER AND GOES FOR THE COVER!!!
Referee: ONE!!!!!!!!……… TWO!!!!!!!!………
Matt Ryder: No!!!!!!! Oasis kicks out just before the count of three! Matt Miles almost had it he almost had him he almost won this match but that was almost as Miles grabs a hold of Oasis and brings him up with him… Miles picks him up… is he thinking what I think he’s thinking?! No way! Is he really?! Miles really is going to do whatever it takes as he has Oasis’ arms… Miles looks at the crowd for a second… PLATINUM TOUCH!!! IT– WOAH WOAH… OASIS… OASIS… OASIS TRANSITIONS THE PLATINUM TOUCH INTO THE… INTO THE PILEDRIVER!!! THE PILEDRIVER CONNECTS!!! HOW!!!??? I WASN’T EXPECTING THAT WHATSOEVER!!! MILES WAS CLOSE TO ENDING THIS MATCH WITH THE PLATINUM TOUCH BUT OASIS TRANSITIONED IT INTO THE PILEDRIVER AND COULD BE THE END OF THIS MATCH!!! Oasis is out of breath… he’s struggling to move here… but he… he rolls Miles over and… anddd… he has the cover!!!
Referee: ONE!!!!!!!!……… TWO!!!!!!!!……… THREE!!!!!!!!………
(DING! DING! DING!)
(“The Wreckoning” by Nonpoint plays all throughout the arena as Scott Oasis is handed the Interwire Championship and has his hand raised by the referee)
Ring Announcer: Here’s your winner… AND STILLLLLL THE INTERWIRE CHAMPION… SCOTT OOOOOAAAAASSSSSIIIIISSSSS!!!
Ryder: Bah gawd, Oasis has retained the Interwire Championship! What a hellacious bout that proved to be! Matt Miles was SO CLOSE, on SO MANY occasions… but Scott Oasis has emerged, HAS RETAINED, the Interwire championship! Matt Miles had a claim that Oasis was a fraud of a champion all this time, but Oasis has proved a lot of doubters wrong here tonight!
Mack: That he has, that he has… but what a reign he is starting to build up here, as the Interwire champion. He now has victories over Zach Genesis and Matt Miles in his reign, and by what we saw here tonight, he might just be getting this started. From experience, I know wins like this can snowball, and lead you to greater aspirations. Scott Oasis has built quite a mountain top for himself the last few months, and boy did he prove tonight that it’s a tough hill to climb.
Ryder: Matt Miles had a gracious effort, but sadly enough for he, that just wasn’t enough. Matt Miles will surely recover from this loss though, he has before. Midas Touch Matt surely has to give respect to Oasis here tonight though, what an amazing battle that was, but there can only be one winner.
Mack: I think he heard you, Matt, quick, camera guy – Pan back to the ring!
( Camera pans back to the ring where Matt Miles has recovered, grabbhng his shoulder, locking eyes with Scott Oasis. )
Ryder: BAH GAWD – Matt Miles has extended his hand out to Scott Oasis! This is a sign of respect – quite a sport Miles is, even in defeat! AND Scott Oasis shakes his hand! But only for a second, as Scott Oasis rolls out of the ring and up the entrance ramp.
Mack: That was unexpected… especially considering the rivalry between these two. Oasis didn’t want to stay in there awhile, I wonder if he was expecting some treachery. Nonetheless, he walks out STILL your Interwire Champion. We’ll be back to action, but it sounds like something interesting is brewing backstage!
(The camera goes backstage, where Fortuneteller Hamasa is seen standing with her blue and golden robes)
Hamasa: The aura, here, is strong and powerful. The spirits have made their march into the arena. There is no need to fear, my Guardian…
(The camera slowly turns to the left, to reveal Methuselah, who slowly pulls his beard down while looking up at the ceiling)
Hamasa: Are you afraid, Guardian?
Methuselah: I AM AFRAID OF NO MAN!
(The voice echoes throughout the backstage halls, with several EAW staff trembling)
Methuselah: Norman is going to die, he is going to leave this world as a sinner. I have no kind words for him, I don’t respect him. You see Hamasa, Norman clearly has NO idea whatsoever of what I am about to do to him. Just because I am Methuselah, just because I decided to grow this old, stretchy beard, doesn’t mean I can’t defend my title of being a God. I am, without a shadow of a doubt, the greatest Elitist in the history of this company, I don’t care what the people say about guys like Y2Impact, or Jaywalker, or Robbie V, because they have been eroded away, especially because of the damages that I have dealt upon them. Tonight Hamasa, we shall feast. I will slaughter the biggest goat I can lay my eyes upon, and we can….
(The camera moves to the right, to reveal Ventura, Nick Angel, Venom, and The Holy Brigade standing by. Ventura takes some small walks around Fortuneteller Hamasa, looking at her up and down with his dark, golden sunglasses.)
Methuselah: She’s mine. Lay a hand on her, prepare to die a second after.
Ventura: Don’t worry, I don’t touch sluts.
(Nick Angel slaps Venom at the back of the head, with Venom staggering back and forth due to the effects of him drinking excessive beer earlier tonight)
Methuselah: Hah……….you are supposed to be a caster?
Ventura: And you have right before my eyes…..a fortuneteller?
(Long silence emerges as Methuselah heavily breathes right in front of Ventura, who slowly walks backwards)
Methuselah: I reckon we will be seeing each other soon…
Ventura: I pray for you sometimes.
(The Holy Brigade begin to sing “Caster Oh Caster”, as Methuselah looks on with a smug look. He grabs the hand of Hamasa, and pulls her away to leave, with The Holy Brigade looking on towards them.)
( Camera pans to the center of the ring. )
RA: THE FOLLOWING CONTEST IS SCHEDULED FOR ONE FALL! AND IT IS FOR… THE VIXEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP!
( “Centuries” by Fall Out Boy plays as the fans jump to their feet at the sight of Maddie emerging from the curtain wall. )
RA: Introducing first, the challenger… from Tampa Bay, Florida… MADDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDIIIIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!
Mack: And here comes the number one contender, a contendership won way back at the end of 2014, the EAW Awards Show. When she bested three other Vixens… but finally she can cash in her opportunity, TONIGHT. And even looking at who she’s up against, you have to admire her heart, and like her chances, Ryder.
Ryder: Oh, you absolutely do, no doubt about that. I’m not sure it would be SMART to pick her to win here tonight, considering the physical nature of the Vixen’s Champion, but Maddie has shown the last couple of weeks that she too has an edge to her. She hasn’t let Lethal bully her, but I love her mindset. She isn’t trying to match Lethal with physical punches, she is trying to outsmart, at least that’s what I saw leading up to this event.
Mack: Absolutely – Maddie is going with what works for her. And we shall see if it leads to walking out of here tonight with the Vixen’s Championship on her shoulder.
( “Give in to Me” by Michael Jackson plays as the crowd erupts into an arena of boo-birds as Lethal emerges from the curtain with a disdain look on her face, already locking eyes with her challenger. )
RA: And her opponent… from Parts Unknown… she is the REIGNING Vixen’s Champion… LETHALLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!
Ryder: And here comes Momma. The Momma of this Vixen’s division – Lethal has often regarded herself as a revolutionist, the sole reason why the Vixen’s Division was able to stay afloat – and you know what? She might very well have a point. Those self proclamations have an element of truth to them, but I turn to you, Eddie… is that enough for her to retain her cherished championship here tonight?
Mack: We’ll just have to see on that one, partner. One thing is for sure though, she has the physical advantage in this match. She also has the experience factor, but you can’t undermine hunger, you can’t undermine drive. But I’m not so sure Maddie is the only one with drive here tonight. Lethal looks very focused, looks very determined to be seen more than just the “Vixen’s Champion” – she wants to be a legendary vixen. And the only way to do that, be that… is to have a long, historic reign. We shall see if she can put her name in contention for such praise.
Ryder: Indeed we shall, both ladies are in the ring, I think this match is bound to start!
Mack: That it is! And it already looks like Lethal has a few choice words for her challenger, not intent on making this a friendly championship battle! But that’s the sound of the bell!
( DING! DING! DING! )
Ryder: And we’re off! Vixen title on the line! Lethal and Maddie stare one another down, but HERE WE GO! Lethal and Maddie step towards the center, and LETHAL already showcasing her dominance! As she pushes Maddie, sending her back a bit! Maddie didn’t like that, but her facial expression wouldn’t let you know it! She steps back into the batter’s box, and the two are exchanging a few choice words! But Lethal with another push, but it doesn’t seem to have phased Maddie this time, and Lethal looks a bit stunn — A SLAP TO THE CROSS OF THE FACE OF MADDIE. THINGS ARE ABOUT TO BOIL OVER —
Mack: I don’t think so, Matt – as Maddie continues just to stand there… Lethal taking all of this in, she’s LAUGHING at Maddie. Maddie needs to stand up for herself here! Lethal definitely living up to the bully mold here… AND ANOTHER SLAP FROM LETHAL! WAIT, NO NO! MADDIE TWISTS HER ARM AROUND, PUTS HER WEIGHT INTO LETHAL… WE HAVE A VICTORY ROLL-UP!
Ref: ONEEEEEE! TWOOOOOO!!!! THR —
Ryder: MAH GAWD, LETHAL BARELY KICKED OUT OF THAT ONE! MADDIE WAS SUCKERING LETHAL IN! AND LETHAL DIDN’T LIKE THAT ONE BIT, AS SHE GETS BACK UP ON HER FEET AND CHARGES RIGHT AT MADDIE! But Maddie was expecting it, as she props her foot out and hits a drop toehold on Lethal, knocking her to the mat! I wasn’t expecting this! Maddie isn’t playing Lethal’s game – she’s living up to her own gameplan, and it has her in the driver’s seat! Lethal didn’t very much like that trickery by Maddie either, as she regathers herself, checking the damage done to her face before charging to Maddie once more! This time the two lock up in the middle of the ring, and Lethal with a swift kick to the gut, almost knocking Maddie to the canvas! Lethal continues to grapple Maddie’s right arm, as she PULLS! Damn, she’s trying to pull Maddie’s arm out of its socket! Maddie is screaming in pain but there is absolutely nothing she can do about it! AND LETHAL PULLS HER IN CLOSE – STO! Maddie sent down to the mat effortlessly.
Mack: But it doesn’t look like Lethal is going to give Maddie any room to breathe here, as Lethal gets Maddie up off from the canvas, AND WHIPLASHES HER RIGHT INTO THE SIDE TURNBUCKLE. DAMN! I didn’t like the way Maddie’s neck snapped against the back of that turnbuckle! Now Lethal sits her up against the turnbuckle, as she runs across the ring – BIG BOOT TO THE FACE OF MADDIE! DAMN, ANOTHER WHIPLASH EFFECT! Lethal now choking the life out of Maddie with her foot! The referee is pleading and pleading for Lethal to stop – as he begins his count, but Lethal pays him no attention of mind! The count gets to four, as Lethal finally gives way, but she turns around and pushes the referee down to the mat! Uh oh!
Lethal: Back. Off.
Ryder: DAMN! If I were that ref, I’d do as that ferocious lady says! But back to the action, as Lethal finally gets Maddie out of that corner – but right into Lethal’s right arm, as Maddie falls to the mat like a weightless feather! Lethal goes for a quick cover, I wonder if this could be it!
Ref: ONEEEE! TWOOO!
Mack: Maddie gets a shoulder up, and Lethal looks almost surprised! But Lethal is getting absolutely crazy! She’s violently smashing Maddie’s head against the mat! The referee needs to get in there and stop this!
Lethal: STAY. DOWN. STAY. DOWN.
Ryder: The referee is finally able to get Lethal off of her, but Lethal gives him another shove! I don’t think this referee has the balls to disqualify the Vixen’s champion, though! Lethal turns her attention back to Maddie – WAIT WAIT… ANOTHER ROLL-UP BY MADDIE! MAH GAWD, IS THIS IT?!?
Ref: ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOO! THREEEEE!
Mack: NO, NO – THE REFEREE IS SAYING LETHAL GOT A SHOULDER UP JUST IN THE NICK OF TIME! THAT WAS CLOSE THOUGH! Lethal ALMOST got humbled there – but now she’s back on the attack, she charges after Maddie once more! BUT MADDIE DUCKS OUT OF THE WAY OF THAT SHOULDER BLOCK, EVEN PULLING THE ROPE DOWN! Maddie grabs the tights of Lethal, using the ropes as leverage, BELLY-TO-BELLY SUPLEX ON LETHAL! MAH GAWD! AND MADDIE ISN’T LETTING UP – IS THIS AN ACTUAL MEAN STREAK? SHE CLIMBS ON TOP OF LETHAL AND BEGINS TO SLAP AWAY AT HER! SHE LETS UP, PICKING LETHAL UP FROM THE CANVAS – WHAT A PERFECTLY EXECUTED SUPLEX!
Ryder: The momentum has definitely swung Maddie’s way, and it looks like she means to keep it! She’s going to the turnbuckle! Let’s see what she has in store here, as she calculates the time to make her move… AS SHE LEAPS OFF! SWANTON BOMB!!! NO – LETHAL GETS HER FEET UP, AND CONNECTS WITH MADDIE’S SPIN! WHAT A TIMELY REVERSAL! Lethal gets back on her feet as Maddie tries to recover… LETHAL MOVES HER FEET AND PICKS UP MADDIE AT THE SAME TIME, MAH GAWD WHAT IS SHE GOING TO DO HERE?! POWERBOMB RIGHT INTO THAT DAMN TURNBUCKLE – WAIT, NO NO! MADDIE LEAPED OFF HER SHOULDER AT THE LAST MINUTE! LETHAL TURNS AROUND — SWINGING NECKBREAKER!!!
Mack: I’ll say this about Maddie – she is resilient! And she has a short memory – because she’s going to the top turnbuckle again! She is no worse for ware from before – what is she doing NOW THOUGH? SHE SIZES LETHAL UP… MAH GAWD, IT’S HER FINISHING MANEUVER… THE MADDIE BOMB! THE MADDIE BOMB MOONSAULT! MAH GAWDNESS, YES – YES IT CONNECTS! SHE HIT IT, SHE HIT IT, BAH GAWD WE HAVE A NEW VIXEN’S CHAMPION! THE COVER!
Ref: ONEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!! TWOOOOOOOOO!!!! THRE–
Ryder: BUT BAH GAWD, LETHAL GETS A SHOULDER UP! LETHAL GETS A SHOULDER UP! MADDIE LOOKS SURPRISED – FIRST TIME I’VE SEEN HER CONCERNED ALL DAY LONG! SHE COULDN’T CLOSE OUT LETHAL WITH HER MOST DESTRUCTIVE MOVE – WHAT POSSIBLY IS SHE GOING TO DO NEXT?!
Mack: I think she’s going to attempt it again! As she climbs up to the turnbuckle AGAIN – It worked well last time so why not! Maddie sizes up the Vixen’s Champion… this could very well be the CROWNING MOMENT FOR MADDIE, COME ON, BRING IT HOME, GIRL! MADDIE LEAPS – NO… NO! NO NO, LETHAL HAS RECOVERED, AS SHE JUMPS TO HER FEET AT THE SIGHT OF MADDIE ON THE TURNBUCKLE! SHE CHARGES AT HER, AND SIMULTANEOUSLY THROWS MADDIE OFF AND TO THE CENTER OF THE RING! MAH GAWD, WHAT IMPACT! LETHAL IMMEDIATELY GRAPPLES MADDIE, WHO IS TRYING TO ESCAPE – BUT NO AVAIL! LETHAL LIFTS MADDIE UP INTO THE AIR… BAH GAWD ALMIGHTY, THE LETHAL INJECTION! THE LETHAL INJECTION CONNECTS! AND WE HAVE A COVER, THIS VERY WELL MIGHT BE THE END OF THE DREAM FOR MADDIE!
Ref: ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! THREEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!
( DING! DING! DING! )
( “Give in to Me” by Michael Jackson echoes throughout the surround system, as Lethal has her hand raised by the referee. )
RA: The winner of this match… AND STILLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL, EAW VIXENS CHAMPION…. LETHALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!
Ryder: Mah gawd, that woman is hellacious. Maddie gave it her all here tonight, but sadly that just wasn’t enough. Maddie almost pulled out the victory a couple of times here tonight, but Lethal proved to just be too dominant in various moments of this match.
( Replay shows of Lethal hitting the Lethal Injection and pinning for the One-Two-Three. )
Mack: But you can’t say that Maddie got dominated – she HAD this. The cards just didn’t turn up in her favor this time around… she didn’t let Lethal bully her by any means. Lethal just proved though, why she is heralded as the most dominant Vixen in the modern day Elite Era. Even when she is viewed as down and out, when it just seems like David has bested Goliath, here comes Lethal with yet another devastating blow out of nowhere! You have to admire her, in a way.
Ryder: No doubt you do… all you can say is congratulations to Lethal on retaining the Vixen’s Championship… and hope for Maddie to have better luck next time! Now I hear Pierre McGuire is standing by with another person who retained their championship earlier tonight – let’s take you back to him!
( Camera pans to the backstage area, where Pierre McGuire is standing by. )
Pierre: Ladies and gentlemen, my guest at this time… STILL your Interwire Champion… SCOTTTTTTTT OASIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
( Scott Oasis appears into the screen, with the Interwire Championship still on his shoulders. )
Pierre: Congratulations, Scott!
Oasis: You can cut the crap, Pierre… I know you were cheering for Miles just like the rest of those in the arena tonight. But you are forgiven… because I actually have a treat for everyone who doubted me going into tonight. I am going to make it my personal vendetta, just for people like you, to not only keep this Interwire Championship in my possession for the foreseeable future, but also PUNISH anyone who dares get in my way.
Pierre: I honestly had no horse in that race! But I’d like to quickly ask you about what happened post-match with Matt Miles. There was actually a showcasing of respect, as you shook his hand. What was that about?
Oasis: I wouldn’t call that respect… I call that a challenger rightfully congratulating the champion on his victory. I don’t put much thought behind it, nor should I. Miles would no sooner take my head off if it meant he could be the Interwire champion. Everyone else can speculate what that meant, I’ll just focus on what happens in that ring. And so far, I’d say that’s going pretty well for me.
Pierre: Well, thank you for your time —
( Pierre stops mid-sentence, as two large men in black suits approach him, and appear into the screen. )
Pierre: May I help you.
Man 1: Yes. Beat it. Our business is not with you.
( Pierre complies, as he runs away, and Oasis locks eyes with the two men in his presence. )
Oasis: What is it that you want?
Man 1: You are a very lucky man. You are wanted in the VIP area.
Oasis: VIP area?
Man 2: If you would so kindly, follow us.
( Oasis looks on confused, but he complies anyway. The camera man follows them down the hall way, as they run into a line. The three are able to pass through freely, as the crowd of people are blocked off by a velvet rope, with another large man behind the rope. He lets the three pass by, before locking the rope again. )
( The three stop, as Oasis is met with the man who arrived earlier via Limo – with gold around his neck and jewelry on his fingers. )
Oasis: And who are you?
???: That I’ll disclose in a bit… but you should be very grateful to be in my presence, in truth.
Oasis: Oh yeah? And why is that?
???: Because if you play your cards right, I’ll let you keep that championship. Because I am a very powerful man, you just don’t know it yet.
Oasis: That would require me to know your name.
???: You’re persistent aren’t you? Very well – why… my name is Jah Hendrix.
Oasis: Hendrix, huh. And what makes you so special?
Hendrix: What makes ME so special? Ha, why friend, just look around.
( Hendrix’ VIP security begins to laugh, as Oasis takes in his surrounding. )
Hendrix: You tell me who else has people lining up just to greet him. You are in the VIP lounge, the first one to ever be in fact. I am EAW’s newest addition, and I will soon prove to be its greatest asset. The question is, will you be an ally for when I begin to take this company by storm?
Oasis: I’ve come to learn that talk is very… cheap. Matt Miles talked a lot leading up to this event, and I pile drove him to the ground. You have your VIP setup back here… but what do you have in that ring?
Hendrix: That… you will just have to find out. Now please, sit… we have much to discuss. A deal to be worked out, perhaps. I am a man who appreciates gold, and I am willing to negotiate a deal with you for a shot at your gold right there.
Oasis: Oh, so this is what this is about. Very well. I’ll listen.
Hendrix: Good! Good… that’s what I like to hear. Yo, Flex – fire up a few cigars, and get my brother here a chair. There is a discussion to be had.
( The scene fades, as the camera pans to the center of the ring. )
RA: THE FOLLOWING CONTEST IS A TRIPLE THREAT MATCH… AND IT IS THE NUMBER ONE CONTENDERSHIP FOR THE ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP! WINNER CASHING IN THEIR OPPORTUNITY AT NEXT MONTH’S EVENT, RECKLESS WIRING!
( “2nd Sucks” echoes throughout the arena as Starr Stan comes out from the stage with an American flag draped over his shoulder. The fans in the crowd begin to chant the annual “YOU SUCK!” at Starr, as he makes his way down the entrance ramp. )
RA: And introducing first… from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania… weighing in at 240 pounds, EAW’s very own Olympic Gold Medalist… STARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR STANNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN!!!!!!
Ryder: Some would argue this man, right here, just based off experience alone, is the favorite to win this match. Is that a plausible way to look at this match, Eddie?
Mack: It is – but I’m not so sure it’s the right one. But one could never doubt Starr Stan’s ability inside that ring. He will no doubt have experience on his side, the question just becomes will that be enough? He finally has all the Elite drama in his rear view mirror, it’ll be interesting to see if he can finally capture the Answers World Championship because of it.
( “Murder to Excellence” by Jay-Z and Kayne West plays as the crowd lets the boo-birds rain down at the sight of Alex Anderson. )
RA: And introducing his opponent… from Toronto, Ontario, Canada… weighing in at 247 pounds… he is the “ACE OF EAW”… ALEXXXXXXX ANDDDDDERSONNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN!!!!!
Ryder: There have definitely been fans pouring on this guy’s bandwagon of late, and rightfully so – I’ve never seen Alex THIS GOOD, THIS MOTIVATED. He’s elevated himself to the top, even when the cards weren’t dealt his way. He is here in this match tonight because he outsmarted his competition, he found a way to get into that contendership tournament, and he forced Murrow’s hands. We shall see if that is enough to lead him to a 2nd Answers World Title match though.
Mack: It very well, might. Alex has been on a momentum swing since he came back right before Road to Redemption. He came up short against Norman Hellion last month at King of Elite – but he learned a lot from that match. Shall be interesting to see if he can take what he learned and get himself another title opportunity next month.
( “Ghost Lights” by Woolkid plays as the Holy Brigades come out, forming a line before Ventura makes his grand entance. )
RA: And introducing their opponent… from Manhattan, New York, weighing in at 223 pounds… he is the Caster of Dreams… VENTURAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!
Ryder: This guy is the… well, how do we put it, the most unique personality on the Showdown roster. I’m not sure if he’s a magician some weeks, or some type of god. He’s filled with tricks and mind games, but no doubt his skill in the ring makes it all come full circle. He, in my opinion, has the most momentum coming into this match. Can he continue to carry it? I do not know – but he’s definitely elevating himself, and has as good a shot as any here tonight.
Mack: That he does, I just hope he lives the trickery and the Holy Brigades behind. It will be interesting to see if he can win this on his own, without the help of Venom or Nick Angel. But here we go, all three men in the ring, we’re ready to go!
(DING! DING! DING!)
Mack: Ladies and gentlemen, the moment we all have been waiting for. The Answers World Contendership Match. Alex Anderson, Starr, and Ventura have been going at it all week, venting their frustrations towards each other, each stating a point as to why they deserve to face the potential winner of tonight’s main event of Norman and Methuselah. It’s going to be magical.
Ryder: I would watch out for Ventura though, because with Nick Angel, Venom, alongside The Holy Brigade, things could turn out ugly.
Mack: Alex, Starr and Ventura all stand in the middle of the ring, looking on at each other while talking some few words. It always seems as if….
Ryder: AND ALEX ANDERSON WITH A FATAL BLOW TO STARRSTAN! STARR STAGGERS AWAY, AND VENTURA RUSHES TOWARDS ANDERSON……..AND HE DUCKS! SUPERKICK TO VENTURA! VENTURA IS ALREADY LAID TO REST! ANDERSON IS ABOUT TO PULL THE GREATEST MIRACLE IN HISTORY! HE GOES FOR THE PIN!
Ref: ONE……………………..! TWO………………………………..! THREE………………………!
Mack: BUT STARR PUSHES ANDERSON AWAY! OH MY FREAKING GOD! ALEX WOULD HAVE WON THIS IN UNDER JUST TWENTY SECONDS! MY LORD!
Ryder: Starr wastes no time and quickly goes over to Anderson, BUT HE SPRINTS AWAY AND RUSHES TOWARDS THE ROPES AND BACK……..CLOTHESLINE! STARR IS KNOCKED DOWN TO THE RING! ANDERSON HOOKS STARR AND RAISES HIM UP……..GERMAN SUPLEX CONNECTS! Starr rolls away in pain, and it seems Alex Anderson has this completely under control!
Mack: Wait a second! Where is Ventura? He completely disappeared? What the hell………
(The arena turns back)
Ryder: NO! NO! NO! DAMNIT BRO, THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU GO TO TURKEY!
Mack: WHAT IS GOING ON?!?! WHAT THE HELL? WE CAN’T SEE A DAMN THING!
Ryder: IT’S ISIS! OH LORD!
(The lights turn on)
Ryder: OH MY GOD! VENTURA IS PINNING ANDERSON! ANDERSON IS UNCONSCIOUS, HE IS COMPLETELY WASTED! THE REFEREE IS CONFUSED AS TO WHAT JUST HAPPENED! HE SLOWLY GETS DOWN, TO MAKE THE PIN! WHAT THE HELL?!?!?!
Ref: ONE…………………………! TWO…………………………….! THREE………………………!
Mack: BUT STARR MAKES SAVE! HOW….WHAT JUST HAPPENED?
Ryder: It seems one of Ventura’s magic tricks seemed to fail him. I am speechless too bro…
Mack: StarrStan’s face expression says it all! He is tired of it! He wraps his hands around the stomach of Ventura……….GERMAN SUPLEX CONNECTS! He grabs him again…………ANOTHER GERMAN SUPLEX! He grabs Ventura once more…………GERMAN SUPLEX! MY GOD!
Ryder: Starr would have won this match if he just tapped in the Ankle Lock! What the hell is he doing?!?!?
Mack: He is still going at it! He wraps his arms around Ventura once again……..AND ANOTHER GERMAN SUPLEX CONNECTS! Ventura’s back is already bruised and red, and Starr is laughing like a maniac! Anderson is also unconscious outside the ring, and we have no idea of what happened to him!
Ryder: CUT IT OUT STARR, JUST STOP IT! IF HE CONTINUES LIKE THIS, HE IS GOING TO BREAK MY BROTHER!
Mack: STARR DOESN’T CARE! He continues to wrap his arms around Ventura, and yet another German Suplex! The crowd at the Vodafone Arena in Turkey are booing the hell out of Starr! This isn’t his typical showing at all in EAW!
Ryder: Starr grabs Ventura once again, and ano———WAIT! SPEAR! SPEAR! SPEAR! SPEAR! SPEAR BY ALEX ANDERSON! ANDERSON JUST SPEARED VENTURA WHILE IN THE SUPLEX POSITION! STARR IS DRIVEN STRAIGHT TO THE TURNBUCKLE, AND VENTURA IS COMPLETELY WASTED! HE GRABS BOTH LEGS, AND THE REF IS DOWN ON THE MAT!
Ref: ONE……………………….! TWO……………………………………!
Mack: AND VENTURA MANAGES TO KICKOUT! HOW DOES HE STILL HAVE THAT MUCH ENERGY IN HIM?!?!
Ryder: Look here! Anderson is taunting the crowd, and the crowd is actually giving him pops! This isn’t a dream, this is real! Anderson walks his way towards Starr, BUT STARR WITH THE ELBOW TO THE HEAD OF ANDERSON! He starts unraveling unforgiving punches to he head of Anderson, and he staggers back and back! Starr grabs Anderson’s head, and tries to pull him to the turnbuckle, but Anderson balances himself! He grabs Starr’s hand and he pulls him across the ring………SKID MARK! THE SUPERKICK KNOCKS THE SENSE RIGHT OUT OF ANDERSON! VENTURA DROPS ON BOTH KNEES, BUT STARR QUICKLY REALIZES THIS! STARR IS NOW SHOOT KICKING VENTURA’S CHEST! STRIKE AFTER STRIKE! HE QUICKLY RAISES VENTURA UP IN THE AIR…..SPINNING DOUBLE-LEG TAKEDOWN! PURE AND UTTER DOMINANCE BY THE THREE-TIME WORLD CHAMPION!
Mack: UH-OH! STARR IS KICKING HIS LEGS ABOUT! HE IS GOING TO END THIS ONCE AND FOR ALL! STARR GRABS VENTURA’S FOOT, AND LIFTS HIS LEG OFF THE GROUND! THE ANKLE LOCK SUBMISSION IS IN! VENTURA IS ALREADY CRYING OUT! THE ANKLE LOCK! ONLY A FEW MEN OUT OF THE HUNDREDS HAVE MANAGED TO ESCAPE FROM THIS SUBMISSION MANEUVER, BUT LUCK IS NOT ON VENTURA’S SIDE!
Starr: TAP RIGHT NOW VENTURA! TAP OR I WILL FUCKING SNAP!
Ryder: NO! STARR WANTS TO END VENTURA’S CAREER! HE JUST RETURNED A COUPLE OF MONTHS AGO, AND HE HAS HAD THE MOMENTUM, ESPECIALLY WITH THE HOLY BRIGADE! VENTURA IS GRABBING THE LEG OF THE REFEREE, BUT THE REF RUNS THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION AS VENTURA IS TRAPPED IN THE MIDDLE OF THE RING!
Mack: WAIT A MINUTE! ANDERSON IS SLOWLY GETTING BACK INTO THE RING! HE SPRINGS UP ON TOP OF THE ROPES…….SLINGSHOT SPRINGBOARD BULLDOG! OH MY GOODNESS! A SICKENING MOVE BY ALEX ANDERSON! HE SAVED THIS CONTEST FOR VENTURA, FOR HIMSELF! BUT IT CAME WITH A PRICE, AS ALL THREE MEN, ANDERSON, STARR AND VENTURA ARE OUT OF THIS COMPETITION! GOODNESS ME!
Ryder: But what a clutch moment shown by Alex Anderson there, as Ventura looked as if he was close to tapping, camera guy, may we get a sweet replay?!
( Camera splits into two screens, as a replay is shown in the right corner, of Alex Anderson hitting a slingshot bulldog on Starr Stan to break up the Ankle Lock. )
Eddie Mack: No one is up and one of these three are going to be challenging either Norman Hellion or Methuselah for the Answers World Championship! It’s Ventura and Anderson who are up to their feet… Ventura charges for a clothesline but Anderson ducks underneath it and rebounds off of the ropes… and takes Ventura down with a diving shoulder block! Ventura is back up to his feet quickly after that and is taken down again with another diving shoulder block! Anderson waits for Ventura to get back up to his feet… and charges at him for a third diving shoulder block but Ventura grabs a hold of Anderson and connects with a T-Bone suplex!!! Ventura is back up to his feet and turns around… into a European uppercut from Starr!!! Starr with a European uppercut and follows it up with another European uppercut!!! Ventura staggers backwards and Starr has him… and connects with a discuss European uppercut!!!
Matt Ryder: Ventura is down momentarily and Starr turns to Anderson… Starr grabs a hold of Anderson but Anderson pushes him off of him… and connects with a superkick to the side of his head!!! Starr staggers backwards and Anderson positions himself… another superkick!!! No! Starr ducks underneath it and grabs a hold of his legs just to take him down to the mat! Starr is on top of Anderson and knees him in the head repeatedly! Starr with a few punches to the abdomen and then the head just pounding him right now!!! Ventura from behind!!! Ventura has Starr in a chinlock!!! Ventura drags Starr off of Anderson and tightens his hold on him!!! Starr has to find a way out of this!!! Starr has to try to get to the ropes and break the hold!!! Starr… it’s Anderson!!! Anderson connects with an elbow drop onto Ventura!!! Anderson just drove his elbow deep into the back of Ventura and that’s one way of breaking the hold!!!
Eddie Mack: Anderson is back up to his feet and grabs a hold of Starr as he picks him up… and sets him up… PACKAGE PILEDRIVER!!!!!! IT CONNECTS AND STARR IS LAID OUT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE RING AFTER THAT!!! ANDERSON COULD WIN IT HERE!!! Ventura though… Ventura grabs a hold of Anderson and sets him up… THEN CONNECTS WITH A DEADLIFT SUPLEX!!! AND JUST LIKE THAT BOTH STARR AND ANDERSON ARE LAID OUT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE RING!!! VENTURA IS LEFT STANDING!!! Ventura has to be feeling great right now as he’s in full control of this match and could very well be in control of his future if he can cover one of them! Ventura isn’t going to cover either of them and grabs a hold of Anderson… then sets him up… and connects with the Northern lights suplex!!! Starr is back up to his feet and is after Ventura… both Starr and Ventura brawl in the middle of the ring with lefts and rights from one another!!! Ventura goes for a right but Starr ducks underneath it and is behind Ventura… Starr grabs a hold of him by the waist… ELITE FOUR!!!!!! STARR CONNECTS WITH ONE ROLLING GERMAN SUPLEX!!! THEN CONNECTS WITH ANOTHER!!! AND ANOTHER!!! THEN ONE MORE ROLLING GERMAN SUPLEX!!!
Matt Ryder: Starr was just one step ahead of Ventura there and capitalized on it with the quadruple rolling German suplexes! Starr is back up to his feet and grabs a hold of Ventura… and sets him up… but Ventura reverses out of it and prevents Starr from going any further! Ventura has Starr and sets him up… TWIS– NO!!! STARR WITH A FEW ELBOWS TO THE ABDOMEN OF VENTURA!!! VENTURA WITH A KNEE TO THE FACE OF STARR!!! TWISTED INTENTIONS!!!!!! VENTURA WITH THE TWISTED INTENTIONS AND IT CONNECTS!!! All you have to do now is cover Starr and it’s over! Ventura is back up to his feet… THE ACE OF SPADES!!!!!! ANDERSON WITH THE ACE OF SPADES FROM BEHIND!!! AND VENTURA ISN’T GETTING BACK UP SO QUICKLY AFTER THAT!!! ANDERSON ROLLS VENTURA OVER AND GOES FOR THE COVER!!!
Referee: ONE!!!!!!!!……… TWO!!!!!!!!……… THREE!!!!!!!!………
Eddie Mack: No!!! Ventura kicks out just before the count of three and Anderson thought he had the match won right there! I thought he had the match won myself but Ventura managed to get the shoulder up before the referee could make it to the count of three! Anderson is back up to his feet and positions himself as he waits for Ventura to get back up… Ventura is up to one knee… THE ACE OF SPADES!!!!!! –OLYPMIC SLAM!!!!!! STARR WITH THE OLYMPIC SLAM ON ANDERSON!!! STARR WAS BEHIND HIM AND THERE FOR THE PICKING!!! Starr turns around… AND INTO THE SKIDMARK!!!!!! NO! STARR HAS VENTURA’S LEGS AS VENTURA IS PLEADING WITH HIM NOT TO! STARR HAS VENTURA! THE ANKLE LOCK!!!!!! THE ANKLE LOCK HAS JUST BEEN APPLIED ON VENTURA AND THERE’S NOWHERE FOR VENTURA TO GO WHEN HE’S IN THE MIDDLE OF THE RING!!! STARR APPLIES MORE PRESSURE TO THE ANKLE AND HE COULD MAKE VENTURA TAP OUT!!!
Matt Ryder: IS VENTURA GOING TO TAP???!!! IS HE?! VENTURA HAS HIS HAND UP!!! VENTURA LOWERS HIS HAND DOWN TO THE MAT!!! IS HE REALLY GOING TO TAP?! VENTURA TAPS– ENDPOINT!!!!!! ANDERSON IS THERE AND BEHIND STARR AS HE HAS THE ENDPOINT LOCKED IN ON HIM!!! STARR IS BROUGHT DOWN TO THE MAT AND ANDERSON HAS IT LOCKED IN EFFECTIVELY!!! IS STARR GOING TO TAP HIMSELF?! STARR IS THINKING ABOUT IT BUT HE’S REFUSING TO! STARR ISN’T GOING TO TAP OUT! BUT HE JUST MIGHT HAVE TO OR HE’LL GET HIMSELF SERIOUSLY HURT! STARR… NO!!! VENTURA STOMPS ON ANDERSON AND BREAKS THE HOLD!!!
Eddie Mack: Anderson rolls out of the way and tries to recover as Ventura grabs a hold of Starr and picks him up… Ventura sets him up… FANTASTROPHE!!!!!! NO!!! STARR IS OUT OF IT AND REVERSES IT INTO AN OLYMPIC SLAM!!!!!! …BUT VENTURA LANDS ON HIS FEET BEHIND STARR AND POSTIONS HIMSELF… SKIDMARK!!!!!! IT CONNECTS!!! …AND ALEX ANDERSON TOOK THAT SUPERKICK!!! VENTURA DOESN’T KNOW WHERE STARR IS AND THERE’S STARR STAN!!! STARR THROWS VENTURA OUT OF THE RING AND THEN COVERS ANDERSON!!!
Referee: ONE!!!!!!!!……… TWO!!!!!!!!……… THREE!!!!!!!!………
(DING! DING! DING!)
(“2nd Sucks” by A Day To Remember plays all throughout the arena as Starr Stan is back up to his feet and has his arm raised by the referee)
Ring Announcer: Here’s your winner… STARR SSSSSTTTTTAAAAANNNNN!!!
Ryder: WE HAVE OUR NUMBER ONE CONTENDER – AND HE’S A FAMILIAR NAME: STARR STAN! MAH GAWD WHAT A MATCH!
Mack: What a match, indeed… it definitely lived up to the hype! Starr went bat-to-bat with these two young challengers, but he showed here tonight he wasn’t just about to pass that torch to either of them.
Ryder: What a great story it would have been to see Ventura or Alex go onto Reckless Wiring battling for that Answers World Championship, but you can’t argue that Starr Stan deserved the victory here tonight! You just don’t know how many more opportunities you’re going to get, not with the competition so fierce these days. But that’s exactly what Starr Stan has done here tonight. He now has a date set with either Norman Hellion or Methuselah! Congratulations!
( Camera pans to Starr Stan celebrating on the turnbuckle, as Ventura and Alex are both shown slithering their way up the ramp, before the camera pans to the titantron where a highlight package is being shown. )
( Camera starts to roll with the banner of “Shock Value” being shown, as commentary from Kawajai and Mercer are being heard, with Brian Daniels being betrayed by Devan Dubian post-match against RAGNAROK. )
( The scene then shifts to Reasonable Doubt, where various highlights are shown of Brian Daniels, Devan Dubian, and Starr Stan battling it out. The highlight package shifts once more, as Brian Daniels returns to Showdown at the dismay of Devan Dubian, hitting him with the Caustic Echo. )
(A video package plays and shows footage of ELITE being formed, Devan Dubian turning on both StarrStan and Brian Daniels, the recent attacks and the sit-down interview from last week on Showdown as the match pic for Brian Daniels vs. Devan Dubian shows on screen)
(“This Means War” by Avenged Sevenfold plays all throughout the arena as Devan Dubian makes his way to the stage in a “Most Elite in EAW” t-shirt and his usual ring attire)
Ring Announcer: First, making his way to the ring… from Leicester, England, United Kingdom!… weighing in at 230 pounds!… DEVAN DDDDDDUUUUUBBBBBIIIIIAAAAANNNNN!!!…
Eddie Mack: Devan Dubian has had his problems with his former stablemates over the past few months and it was a few weeks ago that he attacked them both on Showdown. There was something he said after, that he was the “most elite” in ELITE and he’s going to have to back that up tonight!
(“Dragonborn” by Jeremy Soule plays all throughout the arena as Brian Daniels makes his way to the stage in a wolf themed silver and white attire)
Ring Announcer: And his opponent, making his way to the ring… from New York City, New York!… weighing in at 210 pounds!… BRIAN DDDDDDAAAAANNNNNIIIIIEEEEELLLLLSSSSS!!!…
Matt Ryder: And the crowd are on their feet, chanting Brian Daniels’ name and he’s in the ring… AND IS AFTER DUBIAN AS HE SENDS A FEW KICKS TO THE KNEES!!! BRIAN HAS BEEN WAITING TO GET INTO THE RING WITH HIS FORMER STABLEMATE AND HE HAS HIM AS HE’S JUST UNLOADING WITH KICKS TO HIM!!! THE REFEREE HAS SIGNALED FOR THE BELL!!!
(DING! DING! DING!)
Eddie Mack: AND THIS MATCH IS UNDERWAY AS DUBIAN IS TRYING TO DEFEND HIMSELF FROM ALL OF THESE KICKS!!! DUBIAN HAS HIS HANDS UP AND BLOCKS ANY KICKS TO THE HEAD BUT BRIAN KICKS HIM IN THE ARM AND THEN THE ABDOMEN AND THE TO THE THIGHS!!! THE CROWD SHOUTS “YES” AFTER EACH AND EVERY KICK AND CHEER HIM ON EVEN FURTHER! BRIAN TAKES A FEW STEPS BACKWARDS AS THE CROWD RALLIES BEHIND HIM… BRIAN POSITIONS HIMSELF… AND KICKS HIM IN THE LEGS! DUBIAN IS ON HIS KNEES IN FRONT OF BRIAN AND BRIAN TAKES A FEW MORE STEPS BACKWARDS AND POSITIONS HIMSELF… AND… KICKS HIM IN THE SIDE OF THE HEAD!!! …NO! DUBIAN CATCHES HIS FOOT AND TAKES HIM DOWN TO THE MAT AS HE HAS A HOLD ON HIS FOOT!!! DUBIAN HAS BRIAN IN THE ANKLE LOCK!!! THE SAME MOVE THEIR FORMER STABLEMATE STARRSTAN USES!!! DUBIAN TIGHTENS THE HOLD AND WRENCHES ON IT!!!
Matt Ryder: BRIAN ROLLS OUT OF IT AND IS BACK UP TO HIS FEET… DUBIAN AND BRIAN ARE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE RING AS THEY’RE UNLOADING ON EACH OTHER WITH LEFTS AND RIGHTS!!! THESE TWO HAVE BEEN THROUGH SO MUCH TOGETHER AND IT’S BEEN THROWN OUT THE WINDOW ALONG WITH THEIR FRIENDSHIP! THEY’RE NO LONGER FRIENDS THEY’RE ENEMIES! BITTER ENEMIES AND THEY’RE WANT NOTHING TO DO WITH EACH OTHER! IT’S SO TELLING WITH HOW THEY FAR THEY’VE TAKEN THIS! DUBIAN WITH A RIGHT! BRIAN WITH A LEFT! DUBIAN WITH A LEFT OF HIS OWN! BRIAN WITH A RIGHT OF HIS OWN! THEY’RE JUST TRADING BLOWS IN THERE!!! BRIAN WITH ANOTHER RIGHT! DUBIAN WITH ANOTHER LEFT! BRIAN WITH THE LEFT! DUBIAN WITH THE RIGHT! BRIAN TAKES A STEP BACKWARDS AND POSITIONS HIMSELF… BUT DUBIAN TACKLES HIM TO THE MAT!!! THEY’RE TRADING BLOWS EVEN ON THE GROUND!!! THE TWO OF THEM ARE ROLLING AROUND THE RING JUST HITTING EACH OTHER WITH LEFTS AND RIGHTS!!! DUBIAN IS ON TOP OF BRIAN NOW AS HE’S SENDING A FEW HARD PUNCHES TO THE FACE AND BRIAN IS TRYING TO DEFEND HIMSELF BUT IS UNABLE TO!!!
Eddie Mack: DUBIAN IS JUST POUNDING HIM IN THE FACE AND THE REFEREE HAS TO BREAK THESE TWO APART!!! THE REFEREE PULLS DUBIAN OFF OF BRIAN AND HAS HIM IN THE CORNER… BRIAN IS BACK UP TO HIS FEET… AND CHARGES!!! FLYING FOREARM SMASH IN THE CORNER!!! BRIAN CONNECTS WITH A FLYING FOREARM SMASH TO DUBIAN IN THE CORNER!!! AND DUBIAN WASN’T EVEN EXPECTING THAT AS THE REFEREE WAS TALKING TO HIM!!! THANKFULLY THE REFEREE WAS OUT OF THE WAY OR ELSE HE WOULD HAVE BEEN HIT HIMSELF!!! Brian takes a step backwards and Irish whips Dubian to the opposite corner… the crowd have rallied behind him again… and charges! Dubian stops Brian with a boot to the face! Brian staggers backwards and Dubian sets him up… Inverted headlock backbreaker!!! Dubian rubs his buzzed head and crawls over to Brian… Dubian grabs a hold of his head and has him in a headlock!!! Dubian has that headlock in and tightens the hold as Brian reaches for the ropes but is nowhere near them!!!
Matt Ryder: Brian has to find a way out of the hold and is back up to his feet… Brian sends a few elbows to Dubian in the abdomen and breaks the hold but Dubian pushes Brian into the ropes… Brian rebounds off of them and ducks underneath the clothesline Dubian had for him as he rebounds off of the opposite ropes and comes back with a dropkick! Dubian is back up to his feet quickly after that dropkick and is after Brian… Brian with a low dropkick! Dubian is on his knees again and Brians positions himself… Brian… KINGSLAYER!!!!!!! IT CONNECTS AND LIKE THAT DUBIAN IS DOWN!!! DUBIAN ISN’T GETTING BACK UP SO QUICKLY AFTER THAT!!! THE CROWD ARE ON THEIR FEET FOR BRIAN AND CHEERING HIM ON! BRIAN LOOKS AT THE TOP TURNBUCKLE AND GOES TO THE CORNER… BRIAN IS ON TOP OF THE TURNBUCKLE… AND IS LOOKING DOWN AT DUBIAN FROM ON TOP OF IT! BRIAN LOOKS AT THE CROWD AND THEY’RE ENCOURAGING HIM TO DO IT! BRIAN NODS HIS HEAD AND JUMPS!!! DIVING HEADBUTT!!!!!! IT CONNECTS!!!
Eddie Mack: Both of them are down in the middle of the ring and it’s going to be Brian who’s back up to his feet as he grabs a hold of Dubian and has him in the crucifix position… and Brian with a few elbows to the head!!! One after another after another!!! Brian with one more elbow to the head and releases the hold!!! Both of them are back up to their feet at the same time and are in the middle of the ring… Dubian with a European uppercut! Brian staggers backwards and Dubian with another European uppercut that has Brian against the ropes! Dubian charges! …And Brian tosses Dubian up over the top rope!!! Wait! Dubian lands on the ring apron and Brian turns around quickly… TORNADO ENZUIGIRI!!! IT CONNECTS AND SENDS DUBIAN OFF OF THE RING APRON AND TO THE OUTSIDE!!! Brian waits for Dubian to get back up to his feet on the outside… Dubian… Dubian is back up to his feet and Brian is off of the ropes!!! SUICIDE PLANCHA!!! NO… BLEEDING EDGE ON THE OUTSIDE!!!!!! DUBIAN JUST TURNED THAT SUICIDE PLANCHA INTO THE BLEEDING EDGE AND BRIAN IS MOTIONLESS!!! NO ONE WAS EXPECTING THAT!!! YOU THOUGHT YOU’VE SEEN IT ALL WITH THE BLEEDING EDGE BUT DUBIAN USES IT WHEN YOU LEAST EXPECT IT!!! WHAT A MATCH!!!
Referee: ONE!!!!!!!!……… TWO!!!!!!!!……… THREE!!!!!!!!……… FOUR!!!!!!!!………
Matt Ryder: The referee is counting but Brian is still motionless on the outside!!! Dubian is almost out of breath and looks up at the referee who’s at five now!!!
Referee: FIVE!!!!!!!!……… SIX!!!!!!!!………
Eddie Mack: If they aren’t in the ring, then this match is going to result in a count out and the crowd aren’t going to have it! Dubian is back up to his feet and grabs a hold of the motionless body of Brian Daniels!!!
Referee: SEVEN!!!!!!!!……… EIGHT!!!!!!!!………
Matt Ryder: And… Dubian rolls Brian into the ring and stops the count! Dubian rolls into the ring after that and is on his feet… Brian isn’t moving whatsoever… and Dubian gets down on the mat and pounds it!!! Dubian is poised and Brian is there for the taking!!! Brian still isn’t moving and Dubian is just waiting for Brian to get up to his feet… Dubian is right there and Brian is unaware of it!!! Dubian could have had this match won if he had the cover on Brian because Brian isn’t moving! Brian isn’t moving any time soon after that Bleeding Edge on the outside! Dubian… Dubian is back up to his feet and grabs a hold of Brian as he brings him up with him slowly… Dubian looks him in the eyes and you just see how much he’s lost it! BLEEDING EDGE!!!!!! …NO! BRIAN HAS DUBIAN AND IS TRYING TO TAKE HIM DOWN!!! BRIAN IS GOING TO BE LAID OUT WITH ANOTHER BLEEDING EDGE!!! BRIAN… BRIAN MANAGES TO TAKE DUBIAN DOWN AND HAS HIM!!! THE FOURTH SEAL HAS JUST BEEN LOCKED IN!!!!!!
Eddie Mack: BRIAN HAS DUBIAN IN THE FOURTH SEAL SOMETHING WE HAVEN’T SEEN IN A LONG TIME!!! BRIAN HAS MADE SO MANY OTHERS TAP OUT WITH THIS MOVE AND DUBIAN MAY JUST BE ONE OF THEM AT THE END OF THIS!!! BRIAN TIGHTENS THE HOLD AND NODS HIS HEAD AS THE REFEREE CHECKS UP ON DUBIAN!!! DUBIAN REACHES FOR THE ROPES BUT ISN’T ANYWHERE NEAR THEM!!! DUBIAN IS NOWHERE NEAR THE ROPES AND I THINK HE’S REALIZED THAT!!! DUBIAN DIGS HIS NAILS INTO THE MAT AND TRIES TO CRAWL TOWARDS THE ROPES!!! BRIAN TIGHTENS THE HOLD EVEN MORE AND TRIES TO PREVENT DUBIAN FROM GETTING TO THE ROPES TO BREAK THE HOLD!!! DUBIAN IS ALMOST THERE… WILL HE GET THERE OR WILL HE TAP OUT???!!! THE REFEREE IS ASKING DUBIAN IF HE’S GOING TO GIVE UP BUT DUBIAN SHAKES HIS HEAD!!! DUBIAN ISN’T GOING TO GIVE UP NO MATTER WHAT!!! DUBIAN REACHES FAR OUT FOR THE ROPES AND… AND… AND HE HAS THE ROPES!!! DUBIAN HAS THE ROPES AND THE REFEREE TELLS BRIAN TO BREAK THE HOLD AS BRIAN RELEASES HIS HOLD ON DUBIAN!!!
Matt Ryder: Dubian still has the ropes and uses them to help himself up… Brian kicks him in the leg and then grabs a hold of him… Brian is going for something huge here! …No! Dubian reverses out of it and pulls Brian in… then sets him up on the ring apron and has him through the ropes… Dubian! ROPE-HUNG DDT!!! NO?! NO! BRIAN IS OFF OF THE ROPES AND ON HIS FEET AS HE GRABS A HOLD OF DUBIAN… SUPLEX!!! A SUPLEX INTO THE ROPES!!! BRIAN TURNED THE ROPE-HUNG DDT INTO A SUPLEX AND DUBIAN IS DOWN AFTER THAT!!! Brian is back up to his feet and drags Dubian to the middle of the ring as he then grabs a hold of him and has him for the Guillotine choke!!! Brian has the Guillotine choke locked in on Dubian and Dubian has nowhere to go!!! Dubian is anywhere near the ropes!!! Brian tightens the hold of the Guillotine choke and nods his head!!! What’s Dubian going to do?! Is there anything he could do?! Will Dubian tap out?! WHAT’S… WHAT’S THIS???!!! DUBIAN IS UP TO HIS FEET! DUBIAN IS UP TO HIS FEET AND BRIAN STILL HAS THE HOLD LOCKED IN!!! DUBIAN… DUBIAN IS OUT OF IT AND CONNECTS WITH A SNAP DDT!!!
Eddie Mack: THAT WAS ONE HELL OF A MOVE THERE BECAUSE OF HOW HE WAS STILL LOCKED IN THE GUILLOTINE CHOKE! DUBIAN MANAGED TO TURN IT INTO A SNAP DDT! AND NOW BRIAN IS LAID OUT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE RING! Dubian waits for Brian to get back up to his feet… Brian is up to his feet quickly after that… and Dubian turns him around! BLE– NO!!! BRIAN SHOVES DUBIAN OFF OF HIM!!! DUBIAN TURNS BACK AROUND QUICKLY… AND INTO THE CAUSTIC ECHO!!!!!! NO!!! DUBIAN DUCKS UNDERNEATH IT… BUT BRIAN WITH A SECOND CAUSTIC ECHO!!!!!! IT CONNECTS!!! THE CAUSTIC ECHO CONNECTS JUST AFTER THE FIRST ONE MISSED AND DUBIAN IS THE ONE WHO’S LAID OUT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE RING NOW!!! BRIAN ROLLS DUBIAN OVER AND HAS HIM FOR THE COVER!!!
Referee: ONE!!!!!!!!……… TWO!!!!!!!!……… THRE–
Matt Ryder: …YOU’VE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME! YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME! I THOUGHT THE MATCH WAS OVER! I THOUGHT DUBIAN WASN’T GOING TO KICK OUT OF THAT CAUSTIC ECHO BUT SOMEHOW SOMEWAY HE HAS! DUBIAN HAS KICKED OUT OF THE CAUSTIC ECO AND YOU HAVE TO BE WONDERING WHAT’S GOING THROUGH BOTH OF THEIR MINDS! THESE TWO HAVE PUT EACH OTHER THROUGH SO MUCH AND IT’S STILL GOING! Brian is back up to his feet and waits for Dubian to get back up to his… Dubian is back up to his feet but barely as Brian positions himself! CAUSTIC ECHO!!!!!! –WAIT! DUBIAN SHIFTED HIMSELF OUT OF THE WAY JUST IN TIME!!! BRIAN TURNS AROUND… AND INTO THE BLEEDING EDGE!!!!!! DUBIAN CONNECTS WITH THE BLEEDING EDGE AND LIKE THAT BRIAN IS LAID OUT!!!
Eddie Mack: BRIAN WASN’T EXPECTING THAT WHATSOEVER AND NEITHER WAS I! IF DUBIAN COVERS HIM THEN IT– WHAT?! BRIAN IS BACK UP TO HIS FEET! BRIAN IS SOMEHOW BACK UP TO HIS FEET AFTER THAT BLEEDING EDGE! BRIAN IS BARELY STANDING IN THE RING… AND ANOTHER BLEEDING EDGE!!!!!! DUBIAN CONNECTS WITH ANOTHER BLEEDING EDGE AND THERE’S JUST NO WAY BRIAN IS GETTING BACK UP AFTER THAT!!! WHAT? NO… BRIAN IS BRINGING HIMSELF BACK UP TO HIS FEET! JUST WHAT IS HE THINKING?!
Devan Dubian: Stay down, Brian! Stay… down!
Matt Ryder: DUBIAN IS MOUTHING OFF AT BRIAN AND TELLING HIM TO STAY DOWN BUT BRIAN ISN’T LISTENING TO ANYTHING HE HAS TO SAY! BRIAN IS GETTING BACK UP TO HIS FEET AND NOW? NOW HE’S UP TO HIS FEET BUT IF YOU NOTICE HIS FEET ARE GIVING OUT ON HIM! BRIAN IS WOBBLY AND TAKES A FEW STEPS FORWARD… INTO THE BLEEDING EDGE!!!!!! A THIRD BLEEDING EDGE CONNECTS AND DUBIAN IS TELLING BRIAN THAT HE SHOULD HAVE STAYED DOWN LIKE HE TOLD HIM TO!!! DUBIAN HAS HIM FOR THE COVER!!!
Referee: ONE!!!!!!!!……… TWO!!!!!!!!……… THREE!!!!!!!!………
(DING! DING! DING!)
(“This Means War” by Avenged Sevenfold plays all throughout the arena as Devan Dubian is back up to his feet and has his arm raised by the referee)
Ring Announcer: Here’s your winner… DEVAN DDDDDDUUUUUBBBBBIIIIIAAAAANNNNN!!!
Ryder: He’s done it – Devan Dubian has DONE IT! I didn’t want to jinx him earlier in the night, but he has finally broken that big ‘ol GOOSE EGG at major EAW events. And he has done it IN FASHION – Besting his arch rival Brian Daniels, in one of the best back-and-forth matches we’re going to see in all of 2015! I can’t even begin to describe how big this is for Devan Dubian.
Mack: He definitely earned this victory here tonight… and my goodness, did he bring it to Brian Daniels. THREE BLEEDING EDGE’S. THREE OF THEM. THAT’S WHAT IT TOOK TO BEAT BRIAN DANIELS TONIGHT. Honestly, going forward, I’m not so sure this rivalry is done… but they have surely elevated themselves, even Brian in a losing fashion.
Ryder: You could definitely argue that both men garnered a lot of momentum from this match here tonight, but it’s only Dubian that gets to call himself a victor. Excellent, excellent match. Devan can hold his head high here tonight, but no means does this smell like it’s done. He proved his worth here tonight, but nothing more than that. It’s still an uphill climb to get himself in the Answers World Championship picture, as Grand Rampage and Pain For Pride season is just around the corner.
Mack: Can’t even begin to think of those two events yet… for next month is onto Reckless Wiring! And speaking of that event, Pierre McGuire is standing by with the man who already knows he’s scheduled for that night… STARR STAN!
( Camera pans backstage where Pierre McGuire is seen standing right beside a happy Starr Stan, with the American Flag draped over his shoulder. )
Pierre: Congratulations on your victory earlier tonight, Starr… you are NOW the number one contender for the Answers World Championship… do you have a preference on who you’d rather face?.
Starr: First thing is first… thank you Pierre… Ventura and Alex surely gave me a whirlwind of a fight. But I don’t have a preference, you bet your ass I don’t. I’m just going to sit back and enjoy this match coming up, and look at these two put themselves through hell. I believe the match is next, right?
Starr: Well then, if you excuse me, I have a match to watch. I’ll be ready for Reckless Wiring… question is, will my opponent be fully recovered?
( Starr Stan walks off, as Pierre McGuire turns his attention back to the camera. )
Pierre: Well you heard it from the _# 1 Contender – he is looking forward to this mainevent! And so are WE! Back to you Eddie and Matt!
(The camera rolls backstage, as several medic members are treating the wounded Ventura and Anderson, who are several feet apart from each other)
Medic: You are going to be just fine, Mr. Anderson. This open wound right here is just….
Anderson: SHUT YOUR MOUTH!
(Anderson’s face becomes enraged, as he looks on at the medic with envy)
Anderson: Do you know who I am? DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA? I CAN BUY YOUR UGLY ASS RIGHT NOW!
Medic (stuttering in fear): Mis…Mister….Anderson, please allow me to do my job….
Anderson: GET THE HELL AWAY FROM ME! DON’T TOUCH ME! I DON’T NEED YOUR HELP, GET THE HELL, ALL OF YOU, AWAY FROM ME!
(AA rises up on his feet, as he clutches his right arm in agony. He limps towards his locker room, and opens the door
Anderson: How the…..
…to reveal Ventura sitting in one of his couches, with no bruises or injuries inflicted on him)
Ventura: How are you doing, Mr. Anderson?
Anderson: YOUR ASS WAS JUST HERE A SECOND AGO! HOW DID YOU GET INTO MY LOCKER ROOM?
Ventura: Please, do not scream, because you are only going to damage yourself while you are in this dream, and in this dream, you will never see reality, for your reality is over.
(Ventura gets up from the couch, and slowly walks towards the door, with Anderson still clutching his arm in pain)
Ventura: I had a purpose this week, and I consecutively mentioned it in several occasions. I planned to cast your reality into dreams, but you were stubborn in doing so.
Anderson: You are pathetic, that is what you are.
Ventura: I…………..I would just like to offer you a handshake, for proving your worth here tonight. I will spare you for another day (chuckles).
(Anderson glares at Ventura’s hand, before looking at his body, noticing that there are no bruises or marks of some sought)
Anderson: I do hope we can face each other again, because I want to get rid of this “Caster Oh Caster” shit.
(Anderson shakes Ventura’s hand, and the two stare aggressively towards each other.)
Anderson: Okay, now let me go.
Ventura: You certainly are a fool, aren’t you?
Anderson: WHAT DID YOU JUST CALL—
Ryder: WAIT A SECOND! WAIT A SECOND! LOOK ON FROM BEHIND! IT’S NICK ANGEL! NICK ANGEL GRABS ANDERSON, AND HITS THE GROUND ZERO! THE DANGEROUS JUMPING CUTTER! ANDERSON’S HEAD SMASHES ONTO THE COLD HARD GROUND, AND…WAIT A MINUTE…
Mack: OH NO! IT’S VENOM WITH A BEER BOTTLE! HE WAVES IT ALL AROUND IN THE AIR! HE RAISES ANDERSON UP TO HIS FEET, AND HOLDS HIS CHIN………….AND HE CRACKS THE BOTTLE ONTO HIS HEAD! THE GLASS FRAGMENTS PIERCES THE SKIN OF ALEX ANDERSON, AND HE IS COMPLETELY OVER!
Ryder: NICK RAISES ANDERSON SLOWLY UP TO HIS FEET, AND VENTURA STANDS AWAY BACK! VENOM BRUSHES FORWARD……….THE INJECTION! THE LETHAL SUPERKICK SENDS ANDERSON FLYING! MY GOODNESS! THIS IS SHEER DEMOLITION BY THE HOLY BRIGADE!
(Several men in white robes are seen slowly approaching, as they hum “Caster oh Caster” under their breath. One of them hands over an hourglass to Ventura, who walks over to the bloodied and unconscious Alex Anderson)
Ventura: My first mission is complete. Your reality has been casted into dreams. May you rest in peace.
(Ventura places the hourglass onto the chest of Alex Anderson, as everyone, including Venom and Nick, are both muttering out a prayer, as the screen slowly turns to a bright yellow, before the camera slowly fades to black, and transitions over to the ring)
Ryder: I never “dreamed” of saying this, but it seems that our reality could be a dreak under Ventura….
Mack: The soul of Alex Anderson could be just wandering somewhere in oblivion..
( Focus in on the Vodafone Arena as the crowd all sit patiently, awaiting what’s next. The place suddenly comes alive as the lights go dark. )
Mack: However, one incident cannot keep this show under hostage. Let’s do this Matt!
Ryder: OH YOU KNOW WHAT TIME IT IS!! YOU KNOW WHAT TIME IT IS!!!
(Camera focuses on the Hell in a Cell that sits high above the ring in the scaffolding. Flames arise from the top of the cell, and it slowly lowers to the ring. )
Ryder: YOU KNOW WHAT TIME IT IS!! HELL!!! IN A CELL!!!!
( “Darkness Within” by Machine Head plays over the loudspeakers of the arena. Screen quickly cuts to a video package highlighting the wrath of the Answers World Champion, Norman Hellion and the EAW Legend, Methuselah. A hype video of the rivalry between two men, with sound-clips of statements made by both men along with action shots are shown. )
( Camera returns to the arena as the cell lowers to the ground, and the cell door swings wide open automatic with dramatic effect. )
Ryder: ANY precursor going into this at all?
Mack: Oh Jesus… All I’ve got to say is… don’t expect a clean fight.
( Camera shows the Ring Announcer standing at ringside )
RA: This following contest… is for the ANSWEEEERSS WOOOORLD CHAMPIOOON.. AND WILL BE COMPETED INSIDE THE HEEEEEEEEEEELLLLLLLL IN AAAA CEEEEEEEEEEEELLLLLLLL!!!
( “The Devil In I” by Slipknot plays )
( Norman Hellion comes out wearing a large mold of the head of the Baphomet covering most of his head and torso while he drags the Answers World Championship behind him )
Mack: Jesus Christ… what the hell is wrong with this guy??
Ryder: Oh man… oh man oh man oh man oh man this is absolutely nervewracking! Norman Hellion sure as hell knows how to drive a point home doesn’t he!? I mean what more do you want me to say about him than what everyone else has said? I know we hear the expression “one of a kind”, but perhaps what makes this match so interesting is that there are NOBODY more unique in this industry than the two man who will be locked in that Satanic, demonic structure!
( Norman removes the Baphomet head-piece and stares at the Cell and all of its splendor, marveling at it. He opens his arms to embrace it, and steps in it rattling the cage and pounding his fists on it. He holds his head in confusion and enters the ring as he waits excitedly for his opponent. )
( “The Devil In I” fades out. Norman paces around the ring, awaiting his opponent with his crazed eyes not leaving the stage. Soon, the violin intro to “No One Believes Me” hits.. )
( The arena lights go completely dark and a thick fog covers the ringside, stage and ramp. A blue light shines on Fortuneteller Hamasa who walks out first holding up a large cross with the Nazar symbol attached to it, her blue light being the only source of light in the dark arena. )
( Soon after, the silhouette of what appears to be Methuselah follows behind her in the shadows, his glowing red contacts piercing the darkness while Norman looks on excited. )
Mack: This soothsayer Fortuneteller Hamasa says that Methuselah is the Guardian, the bringer of peace to Elite Answers Wrestling, the savior from the “evil eye”… but right now Methuselah is a DEMON, a MONSTER, AND COULD BE THE DEMISE OF NORMAN HELLION!
( Visual shows Norman looking on as the shadowy figure of Methuselah stands outside the cell, staring through the cage with his glowing red contacts. Methuselah lifts his arms up to the sky and lightning hits the top of the cell, startling Hellion as light returns to the arena and Methuselah enters the cell )
Ryder: I’m speechless…….. ABSOLUTELY SPEECHLE–
Mack: LOOK!!!! LOOK!!! NORMAN HELLION CHARGES OUT OF THE RING AND GOES RIGHT TO WORK!! NORMAN HELLION AND METHUSELAH TRADING PUNCHES, KICKING THE GATE RIGHT OPEN!!! THESE SAVAGES JUST SCRAPPING BEFORE THE MATCH EVEN STARTS, AND IT LOOKS LIKE NORMAN’S ALREADY BUSTED OPEN AT THE LIP!
( Referees swarm into the cell and separate both men )
Ryder: AWE LET EM’ FIGHT!!! *chanting* LET THEM FIGHT! LET THEM FIGHT! LET THEM FIGHT!
Mack: The referees stopping this thing… which is just about futile because we know what’s coming later, but the match officially does not start until the official calls for the bell!
( The refs manage to get Norman and Methuselah into their respective corners in the ring. Norman looks on with blood falling from his mouth and a crazed, wide grin on his face. )
Ryder: Norman LOVES IT! This is heart racing for everyone involved!
( The referee takes hold of the Answers World Championship and hoists it into the air as the crowd roars in anticipation )
Mack: LOOK!!! NORMAN HELLION BREAKS THROUGH THE OFFICIALS SURROUNDING HIM AND CHARGES AT METHUSELAH! AND THE REF’S HAD IT, HE’S CALLING FOR THE BELL, THE MATCH HAS OFFICIALLY BEGUN AND THE OFFICIALS EXIT THE RING TO LET THE BATTLE BEGIN!
( Ding! Ding! Ding! )
Ryder: BLOWS BEING TRADED LEFT AND RIGHT AT LIGHTNING SPEED! BOTH OF THESE BEARDED SAVAGES WANNA KILL EACH OTHER, AND WE WANNA SEE IT! NEITHER OF THESE MEN WANTING TO SHOW EVEN AN INCH OF GIVE! TWO TANKS COLLIDE, LOCKED IN THIS EVIL, EVIL STRUCTURE! OH!!! OH LOOK, NORMAN HOISTS METH UP AND DRIVES HIM INTO THE CORNER! BODY SHOTS RAIN INTO THE BODY OF METHUSELAH FOLLOWED BY CALCULATED RIGHTS AND LEFTS! FOREARM!
Mack: Ducked by Methuselah, Meth and Norman switch places in the corner and hits rights! Lefts! SLAP WITH THE LEFT HAND, SPINNING BACKFIST WITH THE OTHER HAND BY METH, FOREARM FOLLOWS UP. AND KNEES INTO THE RIBS WHILE NORMAN CONTINUES STRIKING! Meth pulls Hellion out of the corner and hammers several right hands sending Hellion staggering back into the ropes… Meth looks to whip him across the ring, but Hellion counters with his own Irish whip and CATCHES THE RETURNING METHUSELAH WITH THE SPEAR!!!!!
Ryder: WOW!! NORMAN HELLION HITTING METH’S OWN MOVE RIGHT OUT OF THE GATE!
Mack: AND METH IMMEDIATELY ROLLS TO THE CORNER, HOLDING HIS RIBS, GLARING AT HELLION WHO’S ON ALL FOURS SMILING WITH HIS TONGUE OUT LIKE A DOG! LIKE A SAVAGE BEAST! I KNOW METHUSELAH IS A LEGEND AND HAS SEEN SOME INSANE THINGS IN HIS DAY, BUT HOW DOES THIS NOT FREAK YOU THE HELL OUT??? There seems to be a momentary pause… AND LOOK NOW HELLION POUNCES RIGHT TO METHUSELAH WITH NONSTOP SHOULDERS INTO THE MIDSECTION! UNRELENTING, UN ENDING SHOULDERS DRIVEN INTO THE RIBS! Meth hammers away at Norman’s spine and RIPS at his hair, and quickly Methuselah escapes the ring!
( Fortuneteller Hamasa approaches Meth from the outside of the Cell, giving him direction )
Ryder: My goodness, Norman Hellion coming right out of the gates and Methuselah himself looks like he’ll need to– LOOK LOOK LOOK SUICIDE DIVE THROUGH THE ROPES BY HELLION!!!!! BUT METHUSELAH DODGES, NORMAN CATCHES HIMSELF WITH THE CELL SOMEHOW AND SCREAMS WILDLY INTO HAMASA’S FACE! Hamasa backs away out of fear and Norman turns to Meth– BIG BOOT! NORMAN CATCHES THE BOOT AND LIFTS METH ONTO THE SHOULDER FOR A FULL-BODY URA NAGE! But Meth adjusts on the shoulders and counters with a HURRICANRANA SENDING NORMAN FACE FIRST INTO THE CELL! Norman turns around, leaning back on the cell wall… RUNNING BIG BOOT TO THE FACE FROM METHUSELAH! Norman evades it, and rolls back into the ring as he’s back on all fours looking at Meth like an ANIMAL!
Mack: Methuselah CHARGES INTO THE RING AND BOTH MEN POUNCE ON TO EACH OTHER AGAIN BATTERING EACH OTHER WITH FISTS! And this all out fist fight turns into a headlock, both men locking horns in a feirce collar & elbow tie up, jocking for position and Meth has Norman backed into the corner… but Norman SHOVES METH ACROSS THE RING SENDING HIM ON HIS BACK! NORMAN WINS THAT TEST OF STRENGTH! Meth looks up somewhat stunned and he rolls through right back to his feet.. DISCUS BOOT BY NORMAN! NO Meth seems to swipe the boot away and hits the ENZIGURI! But Norman ducks that oncoming kick, hoist snatches the leg and Norman with the LEG-YANK INTO THE LARIAT FROM BEHIND! But Meth ducks that! They turn to each other, Meth hits the BIG BOOT! Boot hits the side of the jaw, Norman refuses to fall, he stumbles into the corner and METH WITH THE BROGUE KICK RIGHT INTO THE CORNER!!!
Ryder: JESUS! NORMAN STILL WON’T FALL!
( Norman spits out a tooth right into the face of a camera man at ringside while he uses the ring ropes for support )
Ryder: Methuselah turns Norman around and hits a HUGE knife edged chop to the chest! A couple of body shots follow. Meth whips Hellion across the ring, but Norman Hellion counters the Irish whip by hopping on Meth’s back and getting the SLEEPER HOLD! But Meth runs towards the corner and drives Norman spine first into the turnbuckle! Meth hits the SPIN AROUND LARIAT, BUT NORMAN DUCKS AND GOES FOR THE URA NAGE AGAIN! METH COUNTERS WITH KNEES TO THE MIDSECTION AND PULLS NORMAN OUT OF THE CORNER.. HE’S GOING FOR THE METHUSELAH DDT!!!! NORMAN TWISTS OUT OF IT AND HITS THE SHORT-ARM LARIAT SENDING METH ONTO HIS SKULL! Norman yanks Meth up by his beard now and hammers HUGE headbutts, driving his own noggin into Meth’s skull repeatedly and CLOBBERS HIM WITH ANOTHER LARIAT! Lateral press now!
Mack: Not a chance, Meth shoulders up, but Norman IMMEDIATELY drags Meth up and whip him into the ropes… Meth ricochets… BIG BOOT!! WOAH, METH BACK BENDS UNDER IT! STRAIGHTENS UP AND HITS A CRUCIFIX SUNSET FLIP POWERBOMB PIN FROM BEHIND!! .. BUT WOW, Norman IMMEDIATELY shakes it off and counters that pin himself INSTANTLY by rolling through… but before the ref could count, NORMAN HOISTS THE BODY WEIGHT OF METHUSELAH UP IN THE AIR! METHUSELAH WITH PUNCHES TO THE FACE, BUT NORMAN IGNORES IT AND HITS THE RUNNING SITOUT POWERBOMB! HOLDS IN THE PIN!
Ref: OOOONNNEEE!!… TWOOOOO!!!
Ryder: METHUSELAH KICKS OUT! Goddamn! Norman was hit with that move and shook it off as if nothing even happened to him! Meth trying to shake off that high impact move, and Norman rises with his eyes not leaving his opponents. Norman Hellion hits several harsh stomps into the spine, the intensity of the stomps increasing over time, Norman’s stomping an absolute mud hole! Norman drops down and gator rolls, gator rolling himself and Meth to their feet and going for the RUNNING POWERSLAM! But Meth escapes it by sliding off the shoulder and pushes Norman into the corner! Norman hits the corner, turns around, METH WITH THE ONCOMING SPLASH! DISCUS FOREARM STOPS METH IN HIS TRACKS! AND THERE’S THE DISCUS CLOTHESLINE!!!!!!!
Mack: NO, DUCKS DOWN AND CATCHES NORMAN GOING FOR THE GRAND SLAM!!!! NORMAN COUNTERS WITH ELBOWS TO THE SKULL, BOTH MEN BEGIN TRADING PUNCHES BUT METH OUT-BOXES NORMAN NOW… METH BACKING NORMAN INTO THE CORNER… MORE STOMPS TO THE MIDSECTION, AND STOMPS REPEATEDLY INTO THE FACE OF NORMAN HELLION! METH WITH THOSE RAGE FILLED STOMPS, REFUSING TO LET UP, AND THERE’S NOTHING THE REF CAN DO OR SAY ABOUT IT!!
( Meth backs away, drops down and slithers to his stomach like a snake, grinning at Norman while Norman stares at him with blood pumping from his nose )
Mack: Norman staring at his opponent… almost mystified… and Norman LEAPS AT METH, but Meth slithers like a snake away to the apron, mocking the unstable Norman… and Norman jumps through the middle ropes to the outside while Meth beckons him to come nearer, and Norman pursues Meth as BACK AND FORTH, METH AND NORMAN TRADE BACK AND FORTH RIGHTS!
Ryder: NORMAN DUCKS DOWN AND HOISTS METHUSELAH ON HIS SHOULDER, DRIVING HIM INTO THE CELL!!! METH CONTINUES WITH THE ELBOWS TO NORMAN’S SKULL DESPITE IT! THESE MEN ARE FIGHTING LIKE MACHINES! NORMAN BACKS AWAY AND DRIVES METH INTO THE CELL AGAIN! And that one hurt him! Methuselah’s leaned back on the cell wall while Norman backs away…. NORMAN HELLION CHARGES!!!! … BUT METH TAKES NORMANS MOMENTUM SENDING HIM FACE FIRST INTO THE CAGE! GOSH THE SKULL OF HELLION’S RATTLING AGAINST THAT UNFORGIVING STEEL! METH NOW RAMS NORMANS FACE INTO THE CELL WALL AGAIN! AND AGAIN! METH SLOWLY… BACKS AWAY….. SPEEEEEEEEARRRRR!!! … NO NORMAN POPS METH UP FOR THE POP UP POWERBOMB!!!! METHUSELAH CLINGS TO THE CAGE, REFUSING TO BE TAKEN DOWN!
Mack: HELLION YANKS METH OFF THE CAGE AND SENDS METHUSELAH SPINE FIRST INTO THE STEEL STEPS!!!!! OH MY GOD WHAT A SMACK! METHUSELAH IS LAID OUT!!!
Ryder: GHEESH! I FELT that, man!!! Norman Hellion with a HELLACIOUS pop up powerbomb right into the steel steps!! Methuselah writhes in pain and Norman looks on with a grin, his beard soaked in blood… Hellion now HOPS UP ON THE APRON, SPRINGS TO THE TOP ROPE AND HITS A DOUBLE FOOT STOMP INTO THE RIBS OF METHUSELAH! The Behemoth punishing The Monster, and he slowlu drags Methuelah into the ring going for the cover.
Ref: OOOOOOOONEE!!! .. TWOOOOOOOOOO!!
Mack: KICK OUT. Take a look at that again!
( Replay airs showing Methuselah being sent spine first into the steel steps with a crash that can be heard throughout the arena )
Mack: Norman Hellion seems to have cut off the momentum of Methuselah, who’s in the ring recovering from that powerbomb. Hellion meanwhile has rolled out of the ring and flips up the apron! And he pulls out… OOHHH GOD, A GLASS TABLE!!!! I DON’T THINK WE’VE SEEN THIS IN EAW IN QUITE A WHILE! Norman slides that in the ring and pulls out a STEEL CHAIR. He steps onto the apron… BIG BOOT BY METHUSELAH BEFORE NORMAN HELLION CAN ENTER!!! …. BUT NO, Norman ducks and SPIKES the chair through the ropes into the midse– no, Meth snatches the chair and wrestles it out of Norman’s hands… and TOSSES IT INTO HELLIONS FACE! Hellion side steps it.. BAM!!!! ROUNDHOUSE HITS THE JAW SENDING NORMAN OFF THE APRON!
Ryder: Norman Hellion lands on his feet at ring side but his jaw was absolutely rocked, that’s for sure! Hellion’s dazed… and after a moment… HERE COMES METHUSELAH WITH HIS OWN SUICIDE DIVE! NO, NORMAN CUTS HIM OFF WITH A FOREARM!! Methuselah remains in the ring, crouched over and holding his head in pain! Now Norman Hellion tosses the chair back in the ring and he FINISHES THE UNHOLY TRINITY, PULLING OUT AN EIGHT FOOT LADDER… NORMAN STARES INTO THE LADDER SADISTICALLY……… METHUSELAH OUT OF NOWHERE!!! SIGNATURE DIVING SENTON OVER THE ROPES TO THE OUTSIDE INTO THE LADDER, INTO NORMAN HELLION!!!! NORMAN DRIVEN INTO THE CAGE, THE LADDER IN THE MIX, BOTH MEN ARE DOWN!!
( Methuselah and Norman Hellion are laid out at ringside momentarily while replays show Meth hitting the senton into the ladder as the ladder cracks into Norman’s face, and Norman’s body is driven into the cell wall. )
Mack: Good grief! that was a car crash and then some! … Norman Hellion’s been split open right between the eyes, blood is just pouring down his face, and Methuselah brings himself back up trying to shake off some of the damage. Meth grabs the ladder that was meant to carry out some sort of pain his way… and Hellion meanwhile is getting back up.. METHUSELAH SPIKES THE LADDER RIGHT INTO THE MIDSECTION OF HELLION! Norman on all fours recovering, THE LADDER LIFTED AND SMASHED RIGHT ONTO THE SPINE OF THE CHAMPION! Methuselah backs away with the ladder now… and he bridges it between the corner of the cell and the steel steps. Meth’s got some sadistic plan in mind! Meth pulls the bloodied and dazed Norman Hellion up and takes him to the ladder with a headlock applied.. out of nowhere NORMAN HITS A BACK SUPLEX SENDING THE BACK OF METHS HEAD INTO THE CELL! QUICKLY, ANOTHER BACK SUPLEX SENDING METH INTO THE APRON!! AND NORMAN FINISHES IT OFF WITH A BACK SUPLEX INTO A URA NAGE FINISHING IT OFF SENDING METHUSELAH INTO THE RINGSIDE FLOOR!!!
Ryder: Just like that, Norman stops Meth right in his tracks! Norman’s been able to do this several times in this match so far, and Norman now drags Methuselah back in the ring… I thought he was going to cover but instead Norman goes for the gator roll…. METHUSELAH COUNTERS THE GATOR ROLL BY BRIDGING HIMSELF ARCHING OVER NORMANS BODY AND…. LOOK!!!! METH LOCK!!!! METH LOCK!!!! THE GATOR ROLL SEAMLESSLY COUNTERED WITH THAT MUTA LOCK, NOT FULLY VERTICAL BUT DAMN NEAR!! NORMAN HELLION FRANTICALLY TRYING TO DRAG HIMSELF TO THE ROPES, BUT METH WITH AN INTENSE LOOK, GNASHED TEETH, HE IS COMPLETELY LOCKED IN!!! NORMAN DRAGGING THE WEIGHT OF HE AND HIS OPPONENT WHO’S GOT THAT METH LOCK APPLIED PERFECTLY… CLAWING FOR HIS LIFE, DESPERATELY…. AND HE REACHES THE BOTTOM ROPE!
Mack: Well this is similar to an Extreme Rules match in where despite the rope break, Methuselah will not be disqualified if he refuses to let go! The ref trying to separate both men… Norman is waving his arms everywhere and Meth immediately unequipped the Meth Lock and drags Norman BACK INTO THE CENTER OF THE RING BY THE LEG, HE GOES FOR THE METH LOCK AGAIN.. Norman CLAWS INTO THE EYES OF METHUSELAH! Norman rolls away desperately while Meth holds his eye, that might of cut a cornea! Meth comes right back at Hellio— CHAIR SHOT!!!! THE CHAIR SMACKS OVER THE SKULL OF METHUSELAH! WHAT A SHOT!
Ryder: THAT WAS LOOOOUDD!!
Mack: YEAH I KNOW! METH’S DOWN, AND THE ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPION WITH A CHAIR SHOT INTO THE SIDE OF THE BODY! CHAIR SHOT INTO THE BACK!!! AND ANOTHER WICKED, UNRELENTING SHOT! A THIRD, AND NOW A FOURTH ONE HITS INTO THE SPINE! Hellion making the back of Methuselah pay! Now Hellion heads to the apron and slowly climbs up the turnbuckle with the chair in hand… NORMAN HELLION GOING TO RIP A PAGE RIGHT OUT OF METHUSELAH’S BOOK AND GO FOR THE WINGS OF HELL!!!!!! HE WAITS UNTIL METHUSELAH’S DOUBLED OVER, AND HE LEAPS OFF!!! WINGS OF HELL RIGHT INTO THE SPINE! AND NORMAN HELLION COVERS METHUSELAH!
Ref: OOOOOOONEEE!!! … TWOOOOOOOOOO!!!! … THRR–
Ryder: KICK OUT! So far Norman’s hit Methuselah with his own Spear and his own Wings of Hell, it’s evident by now Norman’s doing everything possible to get into Methuselah’s head! Norman sits up, and slowly gazes over to the corner… and you can pretty much see the wheels turning in his head from there. Hellion drags Meth in front of the turnbuckle and Norman himself climbs it and turns around, towards his opponent. Norman standing at the top rope reaches down and HOISTS HIM FROM THE GROUND….. AND NORMAN HELLION HITS THE DEADLIFT SUPLEX ON METHUSELAH IN TO THE BRIDGED LADDER BEHIND HIM, OUT OF THE RING, BETWEEN THE STEEL STEPS AND THE CAGE!!!!!!!! OH MY GOD!!!!! BOTH MEN’S BODIES BOUNCE ON THE LADDER AND ARE FOLDED, BUT CLEARLY METHUSELAH TOOK THE BRUNT OF THAT!
( Both Norman and Methuselah are laid out on the wreckage, but Norman after a moment rises )
Mack: Hellion putting life and limb at risk, and it sure as hell isn’t just his own! And just look at the back of Methuselah’s, it’s cut right open now! Norman Hellion drags Methuselah off of that ladder that, as you can see, has a few rungs broken and he HOOKS HIM AND HITS THE GUTWRENCH POWERBOMB RIGHT ON THAT LADDER!!! METHUSELAH’S BODY BOUNCES OFF THE LADDER AND ROLLS TO RINGSIDE! And look at Norman, Norman steps over the wreckage and stands over Methuselah…
( Fortuneteller Hamasa approaches the scene from outside the Cell )
Hamasa: ARISE METHUSELAH! ARISE!
Ryder: NORMAN SMASHES METH’S FACE INTO THE CELL RIGHT BEFORE HAMASA’S EYES! AND HE GRINDS METH’S FACE ACROSS THE MESH, AND YOU CAN SEE BLOOD OOZE DOWN METHUSELAH’S FACE! HIS FACE RIPPED OPEN BY THAT UNFORGIVING STEEL MESH! Norman palms Methuselah’s face, pressing his head into the sharp edge of the apron… and Norman releases as he shows his bloody palm to Fortuneteller Hamasa with a wicked grin on his face!
Norman Hellion: YOU DID THIS TO HIM! YOU SPILLED THIS BLOOD! NOT ME!
Ryder: HELLION TURNS BACK TO METHUSELAH WITH A LARIAT! Sending him RIGHT DOWN! Hellion drags Meth back up and back into the ring, and goes for the lateral press again!
Ref: OOOOONEEEE!!! .. TWOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!
Ryder: KICK OUT OF THAT BY METHUSELAH… I guess we shouldn’t have expected Methuselah to come into this match at 100 percent, not after the hell he went through at King Of Elite, but this is dominance by Norman is surprising even me! Or maybe it’s not about Meth being at 100 percent, maybe Norman Hellion is just a different breed! Maybe he’s unstoppable!
Mack: Norman Hellion drags Methuselah back up… and sizes him up just to cut him down with several rights and lefts, sending Methuselah staggering! Hellion hits a mean uppercut sending him into the corner and HELLION FOLLOWS THROUGH WITH A DISCUS CLOTHESLINE!!!!!!! METHUSELAH DUCKS IT, RUNS THE ROPES AND GOES FOR THE SPEAR!!!!!!! NORMAN KICKS METH IN THE FACE BEFORE IT CONNECTS, STOPPING HIM IN HIS TRACKS, AND NORMAN SENDS METHUSELAH SHOULDER FIRST INTO THE CORNER! Hellion immediately cutting off the Spear, and he approaches the glass table in the ring…….. I’ve been fearful of just what the hell we’re going to see out of that…. Hellion props up the glass table in the corner across the ring from where Methuselah’s recovering, and Hellion goes back over to Methuselah as he hits headbutt after headbutt to the skull of the five time World Champion, six time Match of the Year winner going for his sixth World Championship!
Ryder: WELL NORMAN’S LOOKING TO MAKE SURE THAT NEVER HAPPENS, HE DRAGS METHUSELAH OUT OF THE CORNER AND LOOKS TO IRISH WHIP METH ACROSS THE RING THROUGH THE GLASS TABLE WITH ALL HE’S GOT!!! …. NO, METH CATCHES HIMSELF RIGHT BEFORE HE HITS THE TABLE… HELLION CHARGES, METH WITH THE CORNER AID LIFTS HIS LEGS FOR THE HEADSCISSORS ON THE STANDING NORMAN INTO THE SUNSET FLIP PIN….. NORMAN HOLDS HIS GROUND GOING FOR A POWERBOMB!!! NO METH AVOIDS THAT AND FINISHES THE SUNSET FLIP ROLLUP!
Ref: OOOOOONEEE!!! TWOOOOOO!!
Mack: HELLION kicks out! They both recover… Norman cuts a crouched over Meth off with a knee to the skull and hits shots right into the back, and a couple knees to the face! Norman whips Meth to the ropes, Meth counters the whip and Norman ricochets off the ropes and Meth with a SPIN KICK to the midsection! KNEE LIFT to the jaw! Norman stands up all the way… ROUNDHOUSE FROM METHUSELAH! Norman dodges… BOTH MEN ATTEMPT A SUPERKICK! NO, METH FAKES IT BUT NORMAN EXTENDS HIS LEG AND METH SNATCHES IT, TRIPPING NORMAN TO THE MAT AND GOING FOR THE METH LOCK AGAIN! VERTICAL MUTA LO– No, Norman rolls through it and counters with the pinning bridge!
Mack: Meth pushes his body up from the mat and counters with the double underhook…. NORMAN HOWEVER HOISTS METH UP AND GOES FOR THE RUNNING JACK KNIFE POWERBOMB INTO THE GLASS TABLE!!! BUT METH HITS A FLURRY OF ELBOWS, LEFT AND RIGHT, AND HOPS OFF THE SHOULDERS JUST IN TIME! METH WITH THE EUROPEAN UPPERCUT! NORMAN WITH THE EUROPEAN UPPERCUT! METH! NORMAN! BACK AND FORTH, AND METH CATCHES THREE IN A ROW… SIX IN A ROW…. TEN EUROPEAN UPPERCUTS IN A ROW! NORMAN BACKS UP, HE’S GROGGY, AND NORMAN HITS THE DISCUS CLOTHESLINE!!!!!!!!!!! METH DUCKS AND COUNTERS WITH THE METH-O-MATIC! HOOK OF THE LEG!
Ref: OOOOOONEE!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!
Ryder: KICK OUT!!! I swear, there is NO ONE who has their opponent more scouted than Methuselah does. He is so damn receptive, he makes something that would catch a normal person out of nowhere, and makes it look telegraphed! Norman Hellion holding his head, and Meth sits up looking down his opponent… and already Norman’s on all fours about to recover from the Meth-O-Matic, so Methuselah immediately hovers over Norman hitting unrelenting knees into the ribs! HARSH knees, absolutely crushing the ribs of The Behemoth, and Meth hits several lefts to the side of the skull. Norman backs away at the corner in front of the glass table and Meth approaches… NORMAN DRAGS METH BY HIS TIGHTS INTO THE TABLE!!
Mack: Noooo, Meth holds his balance and METH WITH A KNEE TO THE FACE OF HELLION, OPENING HIM BACK UP! AND NOW MEN SNATCHES BOTH WRISTS OF NORMAN HELLION AND PULLS HIM UP TO HIS KNEES… AND METH WITH THE DOUBLE WRISTLOCK WHILE HITTING EXPOSED KNEES RIGHT TO THE FACE! SIX RIGHT KNEES BY METH, THREE LEFT, BACK AND FORTH RIGHTS AND LEFTS! THOSE WILL ABSOLUTELY MESS YOU UP! Meth hits ONE MORE HUGE KNEE for the road, and Norman is on his knees leaned back on the table looking absolutely dazed… and a spring comes back in Methuselah’s step as he BACKS AWAY TO THE OTHER SIDE OF THE RING…. AND CROUCHES AT THE CORNER!!!!! METH TEARING HIS HAIR RIGHT OUT! METHUSELAH ON ONE KNEE WITH HIS TONGUE FLICKING LIKE A SNAKE AND A CRAZED LOOK IN HIS EYE….. NORMAN DRAGS HIMSELF UP….. HE TAKES OFF!!! AND LEAPS FROM THE CENTER OF THE RING WITH A SPEEEEEEEEEAR!!!!!!! NORMAN HELLION DRIVEN THROUGH THE GLASS TABLEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!
Ryder: HOLY… YOU KNOW WHAT!! NORMAN ABSOLUTELY DEMOLISHED!!!!! METHUSELAH HIMSELF IS PARALYZED IN THE CORNER, NEITHER MEN MOVING AN INCH AND I WOULDN’T EXPECT THEM TO….. NOW METH TRIES TO DRAG NORMAN OUT OF THAT CROUCHED POSITION IN THE CORNER BY AN ARM TO GET HIM IN THE MIDDLE OF THE RING, BUT NORMAN OUT OF NOWHERE HITS THE DISCUS CLOTHESLIIIIIINEEEEEEEE!!!!!!! SWEET JESUS, METH SENT ON THE BACK OF HIS HEAD! TURNED INSIDE OUT! THEY’RE OUT!
Mack: HOW…. THE…. HELL DID NORMAN DO THAT? THE MAN WA– THE MAN WAS — HE-
Ryder: DUDE I’M JUST ABOUT SPEECHLESS AS YOU ARE.. WHAT CAN YOU SAY AT THIS POINT? WE ARE IN HELL!!!!
( Replays show of Methuselah’s Spear from the middle of the ring through the glass table, along with Norman responding with the Discus Clothesline. Screen returns to the ring where Norman is laying in a small pool of his own blood dripping from his back, seeping through his shirt.)
Ryder: BACK IN THE RING, NORMAN IS THE ONE TO GET AN ARM OVER METHUSELAH’S CHEST!
Ref: OOOOOONEEEEE!!! … TWOOOOOOOOOOO!!! …. THRRREEEEEEEEE
Mack: KICK OUT AT 2 AND 7/8THS! Something tells me if Norman didn’t JUST go through a glass table before that clothesline, that would have been three! Norman’s on all fours… it looks like blood is soaking Hellion’s back, but Norman Hellion’s already dragging himself back up! This is insane, Methuselah’s barely even able to move and Hellion’s on one knee! Hellion uses the ropes for leverage and he leans back on them…. Meth trying his best to rise, and Norman charges over to Meth and brings him to a corner and MAULS HIM WITH PALM CHOPS TO THE CHEST! RIGHTS AND LEFTS TO THE CHEST OF METHUSELAH, TURNING IT BRIGHT RED AS NORMAN GOES ON AN ABSOLUTE TANGEANT OF PALM CHOPS!! NORMAN HITS 10….. GETS TO 15…… 20 FREAKING CHOPS… 25, 26, 27!!!! GOD DAMN!! METH SLAPS NORMAN ACROSS THE FACE AND HITS A SPINNING BACKFIST WITH THE OTHER FIST! NORMAN BACKS AWAY BUT RUNS BACK TO METH WITH A PALM CHOP! NORMAN BACKS AWAY… CHARGES FULLSPEED… ANOTHER PALM CHOP! METH’S CHEST IS DAMN NEAR LACERATED AS HE STUMBLES TO THE MIDDLE OF THE ROPES…. NORMAN WITH THE BIG BOOT ON METHUSELAH!!!
Ryder: METH YANKS DOWN THE ROPES AND RELEASES THEM AS THE ROPES BOUNCE RIGHT UP TO NORMANS GROIN! AND NORMAN SADDLES THE RING ROPES GROIN FIRST! Norman lets out a yell of pain while Meth drops to all fours, absolutely dazed…. Hellion after a moment steps back to the apron…. AND HERE COMES METHUSELAH WITH ANOTHER SPEEEEAR!!!!!!!!! TO THE OUTSIDE!! NORMAN SENT FLYINGGG OFF THE APRON, INTO THE CELL, KNOCKING OVER A PORTION OF THE CELL WALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Mack: YOU GOTTA BE KIDDING ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ryder: MOTHER OF GOD!!!!!!! THE RAGING WAR SPILLS OUT OF THE STRUCTURE!!!! THIS CROWD IS GOING INSANE AT THE SIGHT OF THIS BRUTALITY!!!!
( Fortuneteller Hamasa runs over to the carnage as both Methuselah and Norman Hellion are laid out at ringside, on top of the collapsed section of the wall )
Hamasa: ARISE METHUSELAH! ARISE!!!
Ryder: Easier said than done, huh Mack!?!?
Mack: ABSOLUTELY… MAN I wouldn’t expect any mortal man to get up from that let alone to continue fighting, but Hamasa’s got a point, this match isn’t over! I don’t predict Norman will be respond nearly as quickly as he did from the last Spear. Methuselah barely gets himself to roll away…. he’s using the table just for remote support…. and he’s hunched over our announce table gasping for air while holding his back which must be in searing pain! Meth limps over to the body of the fallen AWC and he drags the 300 pounder up… just to ROLL HIM ON OUR DESK! LET’S GET THE HELL OUTTA HERE!
( Mack and Ryder back away from the announce table, and Meth collapses to the ground )
Mack: Methuselah’s back is definitely far too weak for him to even stand for very long, but he’s crawling toward the cell and is using the mesh to get back up… now… now look! Fortuneteller Hamasa hands him a STEEL CHAIR!! AND METHUSELAH ISN’T JUST USING THAT CELL FOR SUPPORT, HE’S CLIMBING IT! HE’S CLIMBING THE SIDE OF GIGANTIC CELL!!!! NORMAN HELLION COMPLETELY UNRESPONSIVE, AND METHUSELAH WITH THE CHAIR TUCKED UNDER HIS ARM SLOWLY CLIMBS…… HE’S DAMN NEAR AT THE TOP, LOOKING DOWN WITH AN ENRAGED, CRAZED LOOK!!!!!!!!!!! METH LEAPS OFF!!!!!! FROM THE SIDE OF THE CELL!!!!!!!! WINGS OF HELLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ryder: THROUGH THE ANNOUNCE TABLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AND AGAIN THEY’RE LAID OUT!!!!!!!!! AND AGAIN WE’VE REACHED A STALEMATE! IF NORMAN HELLION WAS DEAD BEFORE, HE’S SUPER DEAD NOW!
( Replay shows the Wings of Hell from over 20 feet high that sends Norman plummeting through the announce table )
Hamasa: ARISE METHUSELAH, ARISE!!! ARISE METHUSELAH, ARISE!!!!
Ryder: METH SITS UP, HOLDING HIS SPINE…. AND HE GETS RIGHT BACK UP! A SECOND WIND HAS OVERCOME METHUSELAH, AND HE DRAGS NORMAN WITH ALL HIS MIGHT… NORMAN MIGHT AS WELL BE 1000 POUNDS WITH THE DAMAGE METH HAS TAKEN, AND METH HEAVES NORMAN ALONG AS HE LOOKS TO DRAG HIM BACK INTO THE CELL! I CAN’T BELIEVE IT, I CAN’T BELIEVE METH’S STILL EVEN WALKING!!!!!
( Another replay of the Wings of Hell is shown )
Ryder: SOMEHOW METHUSELAH EVENTUALLY GETS NORMAN HELLION BACK IN THE RING. AND METH COVERS, HOOK OF THE LEG, THAT’S IT!!
Ref: OOOOOOOOONEEE!!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
( Every light in the arena blacks out )
Ryder: WHAT THE HELL? WHAT THE HELL’S GOING ON NOW???
Mack: RAGNAROK, IT’S GOTTA BE THEM! I KNEW THEY’D SHOW!
( Fortuneteller Hamasa attempts to shine her light up Nazar, but the light disappears as the darkness lingers for a moment. Suddenly the lights return as the crowd reacts in shock. )
Mack: NO… NO WAY…..
( The lights return to reveal Kendra Shamez holding Fortuneteller Hamasa hostage in a chokehold while an expressionless Methuselah looks up with blood soaking half his face. )
( Behind Methuselah at the far corner of the ring is Ares Vendetta, crouched at the top turnbuckle. )
( Birds eye shot: Surrounding the ring, inside the Cell, are the followers of Onryo, otherwise known as the Agents of Extreme, standing side by side wearing robes. Methuselah looks around at them. )
Mack: THE BLACK VULTURE STALKING THE MONSTER…..
( Closeup: Methuselah rises to a knee with a futile grin on his face. He slightly turns his head, not directly looking at Ares Vendetta, but aware of his presence. )
Ryder: METEORA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! FROM THE TOP ROPE, PLANTING METHUSELAH INTO THE MAT!!!! AND ARES ROLLS THE BEHEMOTH OVER THE BODY OF METHUSELAH!!! ARES VENDETTA HAS COME TO COLLECT! THE REFEREE FORCED TO COUNT!
Ref: OOOOOOONEEE!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOO!! THREEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!
( Ding! Ding! Ding! )
Ring Announcer: Here is your winner and STIIIILLLLL THE ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPIOOOOONNN.. NORRRMAAAAAAAAAAAANNN HEELLLLIOOOOOOOOOON!!!!!!!!
( “The Devil In I” by Slipknot hits )
( Ares Vendetta stands over Methuselah with a grin on his face. Ares crouches over and lifts up the head of an unconscious Methuselah, speaking to him. )
Ryder: THE FLAMES ARE GONE, THE SMOKE IS CLEARED, AND THE ONLY MAN LEFT STANDING IS ARES VENDETTA… WE KNOW DAMN WELL WHY HE’S HERE, THIS ISN’T SOME CURVE BALL RUSE, WE KNOW ARES VENDETTA’S WHOLE PURPOSE OF BEING HERE IN EAW IS TO EXACT VENGEANCE ON THIS MAN… BUT I MUST SAY I DAMN SURE DIDN’T SEE THAT COMING!
Mack: None of us did Matt! It looked like Methuselah was closing in toward his 6th World Championship, but Ares Vendetta RIPPED it right out of his cold, dead hands!
( The cell raises and Kendra Shamez steps into the ring with the Nazar Cross and smashes it in two. She places her heel on Methuselah’s head, belittling him and Ares Vendetta exits the ring, ordering his mother along with the Agents of Extreme to exit with him. )
( Norman Hellion is unconscious, and is handed the Answers World Championship by a referee. Nearby him is Methuselah who is laid out, paralyzed but glaring up the ramp as Ares Vendetta gives off a conceited smile and mocks him. )
Ryder: We’re just about out of time… God was this the greatest Reasonable Doubt ever or what!?
Mack: Every bit as competitive as we imagined it’d be, and this ferocious main event comes to a shocking end with neither man standing tall, but rather Ares Vendetta making his presence felt! From Istanbul, we want to thank you, the millions watching this on the EAW Network and on Free Per View for joining us! Will there be hell to pay for the Vendetta clan???
Ryder: We’ll find out! Tune in to Voltage’s Fighting Spirit, be there as the World Heavyweight Championship is defended on Dynasty and of course tune in for next week’s EXPLOSIVE episode of EAW’s flagship show, SHOWDOWN! Gooodnight!
( EAW Logo Buzzes … )