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( EAW Intro Plays… )

( Animation plays, in that of black and white. The footage shown mirrors that of vintage television, leaving a western vibe. The camera quickly pans elsewhere – THE ALAMODOME. Various clips of Showdown Elitists flicker through the screen, hence bringing the scene to life, and out of black and white… )

( “Mountain at My Gate” by Foals plays… )

“I see a mountain at my gates… I see it more and more each day.”

( Pyro bursts from the stage, smoke steams from the titantron as the crowd jumps to their feet. The titantron continues to show clips of Showdown elitists, ranging from the blood feud between Nico Borg and Tyler Parker, to eventually transitioning to clips of Methuselah and Devan Dubian involving the Hall of Fame Championship. )

“Oh, give me some time. Show me the foothold, from which I can climb. Yeah, when I feel low – You show me a signpost for when I should go.”

( The highlights transition to that of the bitter rivalry between Lioncross and Lannister, showcasing the two brawling. Transitioning to that of the Answers World Championship, where Ares Vendetta has tried to fend off both Pizza Boy and Tiberius Jones. )

“Oh, when I come to climb. Show me the mountain, so far behind. Yeah, it’s farther away – Its shadow gets smaller day after day…”

( The highlights fickle through Ryan Marx and Matt Ryder being a thorn to one another’s sides, Cody Marshall and The Philly Kid getting underneath one another’s skin, and the intense, competitive exhibition that has been the New Breed Scramble Challenge. Before finally, all seven of these marquee matchups are shown in one screen all together, divided into 7 aspects, staring one another down, resembling that of a Western Showdown. )

( Camera finally pans to the announce table of Pierre McGuire and Cherish, as the camera is shown shaking from the very base of the crowd. )

Pierre McGuire: WELCOME LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, THE NIGHT IS FINALLY HERE! SHOWDOWN PRESENTS TO YOU, RITE OF PASSAGE… HERE IN THE EVER-SO HISTORIC ALAMODOME, LIVE FROM SAN ANTONINO, TEXAS! National Champions have been crowned here, and tonight – will we see a crowning, a title change hands?!? The Hall of Fame Championship, The New Breed Championship, and yes – THE ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP – ALL ON THE LINE TONIGHT. THIS IS GOING TO BE A HISTORIC NIGHT NOT ONLY FOR THE ALAMODOME – NOT JUST FOR SHOWDOWN, BUT FOR THE ENTIRE LANDSCAPE OF ELITE ANSWERS WRESTLING ITSELF. I CAN’T WAIT TO GET THIS SHOW ON THE ROAD. THE STAGE HAS BEEN SET, AND IT’S ABOUT TIME WE SEE ALL OF THIS BITTER HATRED AND PASSAGE OF BRAGGING RIGHTS, COME TO AVAIL!

Cherish: I’m not sure if we’re going to see a title change hands or not tonight, Pierre – but I do know we are going to see BLOOD, at the very least in one match in particular. BUT BEYOND THAT, Rite of Passage has simply become the pinnacle and climax of all these bitter rivalries, and not to use a Pierre-mannerism, BUT I HIGHLY EXPECT THE FIREWORKS TO FLY TONIGHT. Ryan Marx betrayed Matt Ryder at Territorial Invasion, and Ryder returned the favor by costing Marx a chance at the New Breed Championship! Philly Kid and Cody Marshall just simply cannot agree on ideology whatsoever. Tyler Parker and Nico Borg have been heated rivals for months on end now, and Lioncross is trying to avenge his humiliating loss to Lannister and Team Crash from Territorial Invasion.

Pierre: WHAT A NIGHT THIS IS PROVING TO BE. THE STARS HAVE PERFECTLY ALIGNED. TONIGHT, WE ARE GOING TO SEE THE RITE OF PASSAGE, FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE, OF THOSE COMPETING HERE TONIGHT. BAH GAWD, HERE WE GO!!!

(Camera pans to the titantron, as the Hall of Fame Championship graphic appears on the screen, and the Ring Announcer enters the ring to announce the following contest.)

Pierre McGuire: Getting this eventful night started here, the Hall of Fame Championship will be up for grabs tonight in a rare treat, as it is defended in an EXTREME RULES match!!!

Cherish: Speaking of rare treats; FINALLY a Hall Of Fame title match actually contested between two Hall Of Famers! Who would have guessed it?

Pierre McGuire: Strap in your seats because we’re setting things off with what might be very well be one to remember.

(Recap shows the story of Devan Dubian defeating Hades at House of Glass to earn a Hall Of Fame Championship match. We see Dubian’s journey to Showdown, where he would receive an inspiring speech from HRDO about being at the crossroads between greatness and immortality. Dubian would sign the contract that would make him a Showdown Elitist, only to be on the receiving end of a spear by Methuselah who’s risen from seemingly out of nowhere. Following this, on the following week, Devan Dubian would thank Methuselah for saying with actions what words could not, and make a vow that he would become the Hall Of Fame Champion by taking it from Methuselah. The confrontation between Dubian and Hamasa shows, where Hamasa would announce the match becoming an Extreme Rules contest… soon after, cutting forward in time, we finally see Methuselah striking Devan Dubian with the spear once again, while Hamasa’s words of doubt cast over Devan Dubian can be heard as the last words to close the video package.)

(Return to the arena…)

(“This Means War” by Avenged Sevenfold plays as the audience comes alive for Devan Dubian, who slowly walks out through the curtain and soaks in the atmosphere of the evening. After a brief moment to himself, Dubian quickly walks down the ramp, looking focused on his match.)

Pierre McGuire: Devan Dubian has been fighting against doubters for his entire career, and it’s his extraordinarily high self-esteem that has willed him through some of the most impossible challenges, even when up against insurmountable odds.

Cherish: But this evening Devan Dubian meets a challenge unlike any other before in his career! This isn’t just a regular match, this isn’t even just a regular title match, this is a no holds barred contest against one of the most revered names to ever step foot in a wrestling ring! Not to mention a man who’s been on one hell of a tear as of late.

(The lights go out in the arena.)

“IIII shoot the lights out…”
“Hiiide till’ it’s bright out…”
“Ohh, just another lonely night…”
“Are you willing to sacrifice your life?”

(“Monster” by Kanye West hits as smoke billows up from the bloody-red lit stage, and a silhouette appears among the smoke. Soon comes Methuselah charging out of the smoke and making his entrance with the Hall Of Fame Championship around his waist, as he walks down to the ring.)

Pierre McGuire: Well Cherish you’re not mistaken there, Methuselah really has been on a hell of a tear! Meth is already known for being able to intimidate everyone around him, but ever since House of Glass people have been moving out of the way quicker, rooms get quiet when he enters them, it’s like no one wants to get on this guy’s bad side!

Cherish: I sure as hell don’t! But Devan Dubian on the other hand is not afraid to incur “The Monster’s” wrath, if anything he invites it! But the question weighs heavy, what has Devan Dubian gotten himself into by accepting this Extreme Rules stipulation?

(Methuselah is at the turnbuckle throwing up the double corna taunt as “Monster” dies down… Methuselah descends from the turnbuckle and turns around to see Dubian standing across from him, and Methuselah gets in his face – only for the official to get between them.)

( DING! DING! DING! )

Ring Announcer: This match is set for one fall… and is an EAW EXTREME RULES CONTEST, FOR THE EAW HALL OF FAAAAME CHAMPIOOOONSHHIIIIIPPPPPPP!!!!

Introducing first… the challenger… from Leicester, England, standing in at 6 foot 4, and weighing in tonight at a lean 228 POOOUNNNDSS…. DEEEEVAAAAAAANNNNN DUUUUUBIIIIAAAAAAAANNN!!!!

(Devan Dubian taunts to the audience, and goes back to pacing in place, keeping his blood flow up, with full awareness of the implications of the match he is set to compete in.)

Ring Announcer: His opponent…. standing at 6 foot 4 inches tall, weighing in tonight at 231 POOOUNNNDSS… HE IS THE REIGNING, DEFENDING HALL OF FAME CHAMPIOOOOONNN… MEEEEETHUUUUSEELAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHH!!!

(Methuselah raises one hand with the cornea and the other hand holding up the Hall Of Fame Championship, and he hands it to the official who hands it to a ringside worker to keep at the timekeeper booth. The official calls for the bell.)

(DING! DING! DING!)

Pierre McGuire: THE FIRST CONTEST FOR SHOWDOWN: RIGHT OF PASSAGE IS UNDERWAY AS DEVAN DUBIAN MAKES HIS OWN PERSONAL RITE OF PASSAGE, SO TO SPEAK! HE FIGHTS FOR IMMORTALITY AS SHOWDOWN’S NEWEST ROSTER MEMBER, AND HE’S GOING UP AGAINST ARGUABLY THE BEST EVER!

Cherish: BLEEDING EDGE!!!!!!!

Pierre McGuire: METHUSELAH PUSHES OUT AT A SPLIT SECOND! DEVAN DUBIAN ALMOST CAUGHT HIS OPPONENT WITH THE BLEEDING EDGE! Dubian rushes back up to his feet, charges at Methuselah, CLOTHESLINE! Methuselah ducks under it, sprints to the ropes and rebounds off of them with a SPEEEEEARRRRR!!!!! SPEAR BY METHUSELAH!!!!!

Cherish: NOBODY HOME!!! DUBIAN EVASIVELY JUMPS OUT OF THE WAY, METHUSELAH GETS NOTHING! Devan Dubian backs away as Methuselah is at one knee, and these two have already avoided death blows from their opponents in the opening seconds of the match up! Methuselah glides back up to his feet, and he and Dubian circle the ring slowly… and Dubian hits a kick to the midsection, followed by a lifting knee to the face! Dubian goes for a sit-out neckbreaker from behind, but Methuselah turns around and shoves him into the ropes… just to CLOBBER HIM OVER THE BACK OF THE HEAD WITH A RUNNING AXE-HANDLE! THAT SENDS DUBIAN OVER THE ROPES AND OUT OF THE RING! Dubian lands here at ringside on his feet, but Methuselah is already charging off the ropes.. MIGHT HE BE GOING FOR THE SUICIDE DIVE SPEAR!?!?

Pierre McGuire: DUBIAN WITH AN UPPERCUT IN MID AIR, STOPPING METHUSELAH IN HIS TRACKS IN THE MIDDLE OF A SUICIDE DIVE!!! Methuselah is hung over the middle rope, and from ringside Dubian hits several punches to the skull followed by a head butt, sending Methuselah rolling back in the ring! Now Dubian digs under the ring and pulls out a – WOW! A BARB WIRE BASEBALL BAT! THIS EXTREME RULES MATCH TAKING A SADISTIC TURN EARLY, AND DEVAN DUBIAN IS THE ONE OF ALL PEOPLE WHO’S GETTING THIS OFF THE GROUND!

Cherish: DUBIAN ENTERS THE RING WITH THE BARB WIRE BAT, HE’S LOOKING TO BEAT METHUSELAH NEGAN-STYLE!!! METHUSELAH RECOVERS USING THE ROPES, AND DUBIAN HOLDING THE BAT AT BOTH ENDS CHARGES AT METH TO DRIVE THE BARB WIRE INTO HIS FLESH!!!

Pierre McGuire: NO DICE, METHUSELAH COUNTERS WITH A JUMPING BICYCLE KNEE TO THE BAT! His kneepad takes the brunt of the damage, and instead it pushes the bat into Dub’s torso! Dubian is met by a flurry of forearms to the face by Methuselah! He’s sent backpedaling, and Methuselah hits some right and left body shots to the torso! Dubian with a wild swipe, but Meth ducks it and hits a ROLLING REVERSE ROUNDHOUSE!!! DUB TRIES TO DODGE BUT METH SOMEWHAT CONNECTS, HE DOESN’T GET ALL OF IT THOUGH AS DUBIAN IS SENT STAGGERING AWAY! Dub is holding his jaw, blood running down his lip as he backs into the corner and HERE COMES METHUSELAH! Dub dodges whatever Meth was going for and has Meth back into the corner, and Dub immediately drives his shoulder blades into the ribs of the Hall Of Fame Champion with a merciless barrage of shoulders to the midsection!

Cherish: Methuselah is fighting back with punches raining down the back of Dubian after each shoulder thrust! Dub backs away, shaking off the pain in his upper back before CHARGING BACK WITH A LARIAT TO THE CORNER!!! NOPE, VICIOUS PUNCH TO THE THROAT FROM METHUSELAH STOPS DUB IN HIS TRACKS!!! THAT KNOCKED DUB BACKWARDS, ROLLING TO THE GROUND HOLDING HIS THROAT IN PAIN, BUT DUBIAN’S ALREADY FORCING HIMSELF BACK TO HIS FEET! Methuselah shifts himself to the ropes where he leans back, and Dubian rushes back at Methuselah again… JUST FOR METH TO COUNTER WITH A FLAPJACK, SENDING DUBIAN THROAT FIRST INTO THE RING ROPES!!! AND THAT SENDS DUBIAN TO THE GROUND, GASPING FOR AIR! METHUSELAH GLIDES OVER DUB WITH THE COVER!

Ref: OOOOOOOONNEEEEEEEEE!!! T–

Pierre McGuire: Just a kick out at one! But look at Dubian, he’s sitting up holding his throat, coughing in pain, and I think Methuselah’s picked up on something here! Devan Dubian landed horridly on the ropes, throat first! Imagine dropping throat-first into ANYTHING, let alone something as rough as those ring ropes, which can leave deep burns on skin not used to the texture! Methuselah drags Dubian to the middle rope now, and PRESSES HIS KNEE INTO THE BACK OF THE HEAD AS THE ROPE STRANGLES DUBIAN’S THROAT! METHUSELAH ISN’T HIDING HIS INTENTIONS NOW! The official can’t even stop Methuselah either, no matter how much he wants to, this tactic is completely legal in this environment! Meth backs away, and is waiting for Dubian to recover, standing behind him, and just as Dub can regain a vertical base Meth goes for the METH-O-MATIC PERHAPS!? No! Dub turns around and hits a blow to the ribs, followed by a strong European uppercut! Methuselah’s hesitates… but swings back for a mean right hand! And Dubian reacts with a right of his own! Methuselah goes for a CHOP TO THE THROAT, BUT DUB CATCHES METH BY THE WRIST RIGHT BEFORE IT HITS THE THROAT, AND HE HITS A KICK TO THE GUT! AND A LIFTING KNEE TO THE FACE! LOUD knee smacks against the face of The Monster, and that brings Methuselah collapsing to a knee of his own… Dubian runs off the ropes Methuselah is facing, and he rebounds, Meth shoots to his feet, NICE CROSSBODY BY DUBIAN TO TAKE METH DOWN! HE HOOKS THE PIN!

Ref: OOOOOOOONEEEEEEEEEEE!!! TWWWWWW-

Cherish: KICK OUT by Methuselah in what was hardly a two count! Dubian’s escaped from the onslaught, so he realizes he needs to react quickly because Methuselah’s already on the path to recovery. Dub grabs a handful of Meth’s hair and pulls him up to his feet… METH GOES FOR A ROLLING BACKFIST!!! DUB DUCKS UNDER IT, AND FROM BEHIND THERE’S AN INVERTED HEADLOCK BACKBREAKER!!! BUT BEFORE METH CAN EVEN COLLAPSE TO THE MAT, DUB TURNS HIM AROUND, HOOKS HIM IN AND SPINS POSITIONS – EXPLODER SUPLEX TO THE CORNER!!! METH HITS THE CORNER HARD, AND METHUSELAH ROLLS OUT OF THE RING CLUTCHING HIS BACK IN AGONY!

Pierre McGuire: A nice change of pace for Devan Dubian, who’s able to lay in some crucial blows before Methuselah could take complete control of this contest! Now Dubian, realizing he can’t let up too much time here rolls under the ropes and down to ringside while Methuselah attempts to crawl away… Dubian takes some time to recognize the fans in the front row, and this particular section of the crowd is rooting him on! Now Dub turns back to Methuselah who’s retreating over to the timekeeper area, and Dub follows him and grabs him by the head to BASH HIS FACE into the barricade, before flinging his body over the barricade wall to land in the timekeeper section! Now Dubian slowly follows Methuselah like a hawk, thinking about what to do to his prey next, while The Monster is slowly becoming the hunted… Dub pulls Methuselah up – BUT METH WITH A THUMB TO THE EYE! NOW METHUSELAH GRABS A NEARBY IDLE CHAIR AND SPIKES IT INTO THE RIBS OF DUBIAN!!! DUBIAN LEANS OVER THE ROPES, HOLDING HIS POSSIBLY CRACKED RIBS! AND METH SPIKES THE CHAIR INTO THE WINDPIPE OF THE CHALLENGER… BEFORE BLASTING THE CHAIR OVER THE SIDE AND THE ARM OF DUBIAN, KNOCKING HIM BACK TO RINGSIDE!!!!

Cherish: Look at Dubian, he’s sitting there coughing up a storm after having the chair SPIKED into his throat, ugh!

Pierre McGuire: All within the confines of Extreme Rules, folks! This is completely, 100 percent legal! Some of our newer fans may not be used to this but believe it or not every EAW match used to be capable of this kind of brutality, and these two Hall Of Famers are familiar well with that era! Methuselah is now the one watching Devan Dubian crawl, as he’s now in front of our announce table on all fours trying to muster up some strength… but THAT STRENGTH IS TAKEN RIGHT OUT OF HIM AS METHUSELAH BLASTS ANOTHER CHAIR SHOT OVER THE BACK!!!! Dub practically sinks into the floor after that ear ringing, spine rearranging shot! Now Methuselah drags a second chair over to Dubian and drags Dub up to his feet… Meth leans the chair against the middle and bottom rope there on the apron, and leans a groggy and sluggish Devan Dubian up against the chair…. NOW METHUSELAH PICKS UP THE FIRST CHAIR AND GOES FOR A CREATIVE STANDING CONCHAIRTO!!!!!!! TO THE BACK OF THE HEAD!!!!

Cherish: NOBODY HOME! DUBIAN DODGES THAT WILD SWING, AND FROM BEHIND HE HOOKS METHUSELAH, PACES BACK, OLYMPIC SLAM!!!!!!! RIGHT ONTO THE HOOD OF OUR TABLE!!!! OH MY GOD HOW IS THIS TABLE NOT SMASHED TO A MILLION PIECES!?!?

Pierre McGuire: METHUSELAH EATS A NASTY OLYMPIC SLAM RIGHT ONTO THE HOOD OF OUR TABLE, AND BY SOME ACT OF GOD OUR TABLE HAS SURVIVED! METH’S BODY GOES SMASHING THROUGH THE COVER OF OUR TABLE, BUT IT HAS YET TO IMPLODE, AS DUBIAN HAS SAVED HIS SKIN AFTER A VERY CLOSE CALL!

Cherish: Devan Dubian sluggishly drags himself into the ring for a reprieve while Methuselah finds himself barely able to move, hardly able to react following that Olympic Slam! Meth is completely stunned from the pain he’s in, and it gives Dub enough time to recuperate in the ring… Methuselah though, unlike most men, has that Wolverine-like healing rate, the man is made of freaking Teflon, and the proof is in living color as Meth already sluggishly drags himself off the table… large noticeable mark on his back and all! Meth drags himself up to the ring apron, and Devan Dubian comes charging at him.. but Meth somehow hits a shoulder through the ropes, nailing Dub right in the ribs! And Meth glides himself under the bottom rope, right underneath a doubled over Dubian, and HITS A NASTY CHOP TO THE THROAT!!! THAT SENDS DUB ROLLING AWAY, HOLDING HIS DAMAGED WINDPIPE, AND METHUSELAH EVEN IN DISTRESS EXECUTES THE NECESSARY OFFENSE NEEDED TO NARROW THE ADVANTAGE GAP! Dubian’s sitting up, and Meth covers him with a forceful lateral press, stiff forearm into the throat and all!

Ref: OOOOOOOONNNEEEEEEE!!! TWO-

Cherish: Methuselah releases the cover with a smirk on his face, and HITS SEVERAL MORE SADISTIC CHOPS STRAIGHT INTO THE LARYNX!!! Methuselah rolls away laughing at Dub’s pain, the very same pain that he inflicted… but now Meth crawls over to the barb wire bat sitting idly in the ring before bring in back over to Dubian… JUST TO DRIVE THE BARB WIRE BAT STRAIGHT INTO THE WINDPIPE!!!! METHUSELAH IS MERCILESSLY STRANGLING DUBIAN WITH THE BARB WIRE BAT, AND DUB CAN DO NOTHING BUT FLAIL HIS LIMBS AND FIGHT TO NO AVAIL TO ESCAPE THIS DASTARDLY HOLD!!!! LOOK AT METHUSELAH, SALIVATING, SMILING, EAGERLY SUCKING THE LIFE OUT OF HIS OPPONENT WITH THAT STRANGLEHOLD!!! AND FINALLY, AFTER WHAT FEELS LIKE AGES, METH FINALLY LETS GO!!!

(Devan Dubian sits up, with a gash on his neck and blood running down his jawline…)

Pierre McGuire: Dear lord Methuselah has literally choked Devan Dubian out with a barbwire bat! Methuselah rolls back out of the ring now, simply to bring in the two steel chairs he had in his possession earlier. Meth is by no means at 100%, evident by how he keeps holding the small of his back, but he’s trudging on here as he invites the weapons he’s introduced into the ring for some more punishment… Methuselah picks up one of the chairs now and comes right at Devan Dubian, and METH GOES FOR THE HEAD SHOT!!!! CRACKS THE STEEL CHAIR RIGHT OVER THE SKULL!!!! NO WAIT DUBIAN HAS THE BARB WIRE BAT IN HAND, AND HE KNOCKS THE CHAIR RIGHT OUT OF METHUSELAH’S HANDS!!! NOW DUB SWINGS THE BAT RIGHT INTO THE LEFT LEG OF METHUSELAH!!! METH GOES DOWN, AND NOW IT’S DUBIAN WHO’S TURNED THE TIDE AND IS DRIVING THE BARBWIRE BAT INTO THE FACE, INTO THE FLESH OF THE HALL OF FAME CHAMPION!!! LOOK AT THAT SADISTIC EXPRESSION ON THE FACE OF DEVAN DUBIAN, GOD AS MY WITNESS I HAVE NEVER SEEN HIM SHOW THIS KIND OF EMOTION, THIS IS A SIDE OF DEVAN DUBIAN WE HAVE NEVER SEEN BEFORE!

Cherish: And after a while Dub FINALLY relents! Methuselah rolls away, yelling in pain, something you don’t often see from Methuselah, but he’s forced Dubian to this! Dub grabs one of the chairs in the ring and sets it up to a seated position before he grabs Methuselah and BASHES METH’S FACE INTO THE CHAIR! That further opens up a developing wound over the brow of The Monster, and Dub leaves him laying back on the seat of the chair… now Dub picks up the second chair off of the ground and places it over Methuselah’s torso! Devan Dubian walks over to the corner and uncharacteristically springs himself up to the top rope in one bound! Devan Dubian is standing tall in the high rent, high risk district before LEAPING OFF!!!! OOOOHHH!!!! DOUBLE FOOT STOMP STRAIGHT INTO HIS OPPONENT!!!!! THAT SENDS METHUSELAH SNAPPING THROUGH THE SEAT OF THE CHAIR, AS THE DOUBLE FOOT STOMP LANDS RIGHT OVER METHUSELAH’S CHAIR-COVERED TORSO!!!!! OH GOSH, THAT SOUNDED BAD! DUBIAN SWIPES THE METAL REMNANTS OF STEEL CHAIRS OUT OF THE RING, AND GETS THE LATERAL PRESS!

Ref: OOOOONNNNNEEEEEEE!!! TWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

Cherish: METHUSELAH WITH THE SHOULDER UP!

Pierre McGuire: Still fight left in The Monster despite that destructive move! That’s not a move Devan Dubian goes for often, at least not in the recent years of his career, but he made good on that one! Dubian gets up to a knee and looks down at his opponent, shaking his head in disdain. He’s channeling some serious hatred, and he’s going to need as much ill intent as he’s going to get to keep Meth down! Dubian brings a recovering Methuselah into his grasp and now delivers a snap suplex! Dub gator-rolls up to his feet with Methuselah still held on, and there’s another beautiful snap suplex! Now Dub rolls through it and catches Methuselah in the guillotine facelock! But Meth starts hammering punches, REFUSING to be caught in the front guillotine chokehold! This forces Dub to improvise, and ON THE FLY HE DEADLIFTS METHUSELAH UP FROM THE GROUND GOING FOR A THIRD VERTICAL SUPLEX! But Meth clips the legs with his own, stopping Dub from being able to make the lift, and Meth drives a few punches into the torso before countering! AND HE HITS THE METH DRIVER!!! WITH AUTHORITY!!! AND A SINGLE HOOK OF THE LEG TO FOLLOW UP!

Ref: OOOOOOOONNNNEEEEEE!!! TWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

Cherish: KICK OUT! Dubian’s the one recovering, and Methuselah gets back up at the same pace, taking the same amount of time after being hit with damaging offense from his title contender. Meth with the JUMPING FOREARM SMASH! Dubian recovers, ANOTHER FOREARM! Dub recovers once again, slower this time and Meth goes for the METHUSELAH DDT!!! Dubian pushes him away though, Meth bounces off the ropes and comes back for the RUNNING BICYCLE KICK!!! DUB SIDE STEPS IT, LOOOUD ROLLING FOREARM TO THE SIDE OF THE HEAD BY DUB! METHUSELAH RESPONDS WITH A SPINNING BACKFIST! DUBIAN’S SENT STUMBLING BACK, BUT HE REBOUNDS OFF THE ROPES WITH THE PENDULUM LARIAT!!! METHUSELAH IS TURNED INSIDE OUT BY THAT PENDULUM LARIAT!!! THAT TOOK EVERYTHING DEVAN DUBIAN HAD AT THAT PRESENT MOMENT, AND DUB DRAGS HIMSELF INTO A COVER!!!!

Ref: OOOOOOONNNNNNEEEEEEE!!! TWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

Cherish: SHOULDER OF METHUSELAH FLIES UP FROM THE MAT! Dubian bangs his fist into the mat, frustrated that that shot didn’t put him away, you could tell Dub literally put everything he had into that lariat! Devan had better not dwell on things like this too long, this is just something you should come to expect from battling someone the likes of Methuselah! Dub rolls out of the ring and digs under the apron hurriedly so… it’s like he’s rushing to find the closest thing that’ll keep Methuselah down for good, and he pulls out a BURLAP BAG…. AND DRAGS IT INTO THE RING! THIS ENTIRE CROWD KNOWS WHAT’S IN THAT BAG, BUT METHUSELAH WON’T EVEN SEE IT COMING!

Pierre McGuire: WHAAAAM!!! METHUSELAH WITH A PRECISE SUPERKICK TO THE THROAT!!! OH MY GOSH DID YOU HEAR THAT!?!?

Cherish: EVERYONE HEARD THAT! THE SOUND OF THAT KICK ECHOED THROUGHOUT THE ARENA, DUBIAN COLLAPSES OVER THE SECOND ROPE, HEAVING AND COUGHING UP A STORM! HOW MUCH MORE OF THIS CAN DEVAN DUBIAN TAKE!?

Pierre McGuire: What a perfect shot by Methuselah, I’m just blown away by the precision! But look at this, Methuselah’s got the burlap sack in his hand and pulls out a FIST FULL OF TACKS… HE STANDS OVER DEVAN DUBIAN, SITTING ON THE MIDDLE ROPE BARELY ABLE TO REACT, JUST FINISHING UP A COUGHING FIT, AND METHUSELAH STUFFS THE THUMBTACKS INTO DUB’S MOUTH!!! DUBIAN CAN BARELY EVEN RESPOND, AND METH DRAGS DUB OFF THE ROPES WITH A MOUTH STILL FULL OF TACKS — OHH!! DEVAN DUBIAN SPITS THUMBTACKS INTO THE FACE OF METHUSELAH!!! RIGHT INTO THE EYES!!!! AND HE FOLLOWS UP WITH A DEFIANT SLAP ACROSS THE FACE!!! AND DOUBLES DOWN WITH ANOTHER SLAP! NOW DUB WITH A JUMPING HEADBUTT, YOU CAN HEAR THE SKULLS CONKING INTO EACH OTHER! METHUSELAH BACKS AWAY HOLDING HIS HEAD IN PAIN AND RUSHES BACK AT HIM OUT OF RAGE, BUT DUB HITS THE THESZ PRESS AND CLOBBERS HIM WITH A BALLISTIC ARRAY OF STRIKES!!! THAT HAD TO BE WELL OVER A DOZEN SADISTIC STRIKES BY DUBIAN!

Cherish: Dub rolls off of Methuselah, just trying to take a breather… but for the love of God, Methuselah’s already recovering! Dub, who thought he’d get some room to breathe, now must rush back up after being on one knee and coughing due to exhaustion and due to the damage done to his windpipe! Methuselah recovers quickly, Dub walks to the center of the ring and lures his opponent in, METH CHARGES, DUBIAN DUCKS THE RUNNING HAYMAKER! Meth’s momentum takes him into the ropes, Dub catches him coming back with a SPINNING SCOOP SLAM!!! AND NOW DEVAN DUBIAN IS FEELING IT!!! HE’S ENERGIZED AND ADRENALIZED! NOW DEVAN DUBIAN PICKS UP THE BURLAP BAG AND EMPTIES IT ONTO THE CANVAS!!!!!!!! OHHH THE INHUMANITY! DUB IS WAITING ON METHUSELAH TO RECOVER, AS HE’S GOT METH RIGHT WHERE HE WANTS HIM!!!!!!!! METHUSELAH, HOLDING THAT BACK OF HIS THAT’S GOT A GIGANTIC BRUISE COVERING IT, IS WORKING HIS WAY BACK UP… JUST TO TURN INTOOOO…. THE BLEEDING EDGE!!!!!!!!!!!!! INTO THE TACKS!!!!!

Pierre McGuire: NO! HE HOLDS HIS GROUND! METH STOPS DUB IN HIS TRACKS WITH A HALF NELSON! Half-nelson arm hook, spins Dub around, REVERSE STO!!! DUBIAN SENT FACEPLANTING INTO THE CANVAS…. AND METHUSELAH SITS UP, TO LOCK IN THE METH LOCK!!!!!! OH NO!!!! METH LOCK!!!! DEVAN DUBIAN IS DONE FOR!!! DEVAN DUBIAN BEING STRETCHED OUT, AS THAT VERTICAL MUTA LOCK IS APPLIED!!! THE YOUNG FOX HAS BEEN PUT INTO DIRE STRAITS! DEVAN DUBIAN DOES ALL HE CAN TO DRAG HIMSELF TO THE NEAREST ROPES POSSIBLE, BUT METH HAS THE SUBMISSION HOLD LOCKED IN SNUG, TIGHT AND PERFECTLY! DUBIAN USES ALL OF HIS BODYWEIGHT NOW TO FLING HIMSELF TO A CRAWLING POSITION, BUT METH TURNS THE METH LOCK INTO THE NAZAR LOCK, MAINTAINING THE MUTA LOCK, BUT SPRAWLS OVER HIS OPPONENT’S BACK TO MAKE IT ALL THE MORE DIFFICULT FOR DUBIAN TO CRAWL TO THE ROPES!

Cherish: The ring ropes can’t save Devan Dubian! He’s going to literally have to DRAAAG himself out of the ring this time! Devan Dubian is almost fingertips away, and METHUSELAH INTENSIFIES THE PRESSURE PUT ON THIS HOLD EVEN MORE!!!!!! DUBIAN IS LITERALLY TURNING PURPLE IN THE FACE!!!!!! HE’S NOT GOING TO LAST MUCH LONGER!!!!!! ANDDDDD…… WITH ONE LAST DITCH EFFORT, DUBIAN GRIPS THE BOTTOM ROPES, AND POWERS HIMSELF OUT FROM METHUSELAH’S GRASP, AND OUT OF THE RING, RETREATING TO THE RINGSIDE FLOOR! DEVAN DUBIAN COLLAPSES TO RINGSIDE ABSOLUTELY 100% SPENT! I DON’T THINK HE HAS ANYTHING LEFT!

Pierre McGuire: A calm in this match, as neither men are on the offensive… but this moment is a fleeting one, because Devan Dubian, while trying just to come to his senses right by the front of the ramp, has no idea the kind of expression that’s just engulfed the face of The Monster! Methuselah has a devious, wicked grin eating up his face as he rolls out of the ring at the side perpendicular to Devan Dubian’s…. and while Dubian is on the floor recovering, we see Methuselah lurking behind the ring post with a scowl across his face as HE PULLS BACK AT HIS HAIR, TUGS AT HIS BEARD, AND IS INVITING, DARE I SAY BEGGING DUB TO GET BACK UP TO HIS FEET!!!!! DEVAN DUBIAN IS FINALLY UP TO A VERTICAL BASE, ONLY FOR HIM TO TURN AROUND —

Cherish: HEAT!!!!!! SEEKING!!!!!! SPEEEEEEEEAAARRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Pierre McGuire: BLEEDING EDGE!!!!!!!!!!!! BLEEDING EDGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IN MID AIR, DUBIAN COUNTERED THE SUICIDE DIVE SPEAR THROUGH THE CORNER, INTO A BLEEDING EDGE!!!!!!!!!!!!! HOOOOOOOOLY GOD!!!!! METHUSELAH HAS BEEN COMPLETELY, TOTALLY WIPED OUT!!!! THAT WAS A COUNTER FOR THE AGES!!!!!!

Cherish: THAT WAS AMAZING!!!!

Pierre McGuire: THAT WAS DEVAN DUBIAN, AT HIS UNADULTERATED BEST! WOW!!! LET’S TAKE ANOTHER LOOK!

(Replay: Methuselah sprints and rushes through the corner for the Heat Seeking Spear, but Dubian catches him in mid-air with a Bleeding Edge)

Cherish: DEVAN DUBIAN JUST GOT AN ADRENALINE SHOT OFF OF THAT REVERSAL! DRAGS METHUSELAH UP TO THE APRON, AND ROLLS BACK IN THE RING HIMSELF, FOLLOWING THAT INCREDIBLE COUNTER! Dubian is laying on his side here in the ring, still finding it hard to breathe after having his windpipe of all body parts targeted by Methuselah! The extraordinary cardio of Dubian has taken a hit thanks to the assault from Methuselah, but after what we just saw, it’s Meth who looks like he’s got nothing left!

Pierre McGuire: Methuselah lies on the apron with pain surging throughout his very being! Methuselah, trying all that he might, has his fingertips on the ropes, hoping to drag himself up to a standing base… but let’s be honest there’s no freaking way Methuselah gets himself back up this quickly! Devan Dubian however goes over to his opponent on the apron and drags him up instead, just to hit several more skull cracking headbutts! AND DUBIAN PICKS UP THE BARBWIRE BAT ONCE MORE…. AND SWINGS IT INTO THE MIDSECTION OF THE HALL OF FAME CHAMPION!!!! METHUSELAH IS SECONDS FROM FALLING OFF OF THE APRON, BUT DUBIAN CATCHES HIM, HANGING OFF THE APRON, AND REELS HIM BACK IN. NOW DUB.. DUB CLIMBS UP TO THE SECOND ROPE… WHAT IS HE DOING….

Cherish: DEVAN DUBIAN IS UP ON THE SECOND ROPE WHILE METHUSELAH’S ON THE APRON… AND HE USES THE BARBWIRE BAT AS A TOOL TO AID HIM IN THE DOUBLE UNDERHOOK…….. HOOOOOOOLY CHRIST YOU’VE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME!!!!! BARB WIRE BAT ASSISTED, DOUBLE UNDERHOOK DEADLIFT SUPLEX OFF OF THE APRON!!!! INTO THE POOL OF TAAAACKS!!!!! HE SENDS METHUSELAH INTO THE THUMBTAAAACCKKSS!!!!!! OHMYGOSHOHMYGOSHOHMYGOOOSH, LOOK AT METH’S FREAKING BACK!!!! AHHH!!! THERE’S THUMBTACKS RIDDLED DOWN THE SPINE OF METHUSELAH!!! HE’S TREMBLING IN PAIN!!! WHAT A FREAKING MOVE!!!! DUBIAN, WITH ALL HE’S GOT LEFT, COVERS WITH THE ARM!

Ref: OOOOOOOOONNNEEEEEEEE!!! TWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! THRRRRRRRRRR-

Pierre McGuire: METHUSELAH WITH A SHOULDER UP!!!! NO WAY!!!!!

Cherish: ANYONE ELSE. ON ANYONE ELSE, PIERRE, THIS MATCH WOULD HAVE BEEN OVER! BUT METHUSELAH, ONE OF THE GREATEST LEGENDS TO EVER COMPETE IN EAW, WILL NOT DIE!!!

( Replay: Devan Dubian hits a barbwire bat-equipped, deadlift double underhook suplex from the apron and into the ring sending Methuselah into thousands of thumbtacks. There are shots shown of Methuselah sitting up with thumbtacks riddled down his bruised back. )

Pierre McGuire: Devan Dubian is shaking his head in disbelief and frustration, almost like a pain of agony on his face! We’re seeing so many different emotions pulled out of Dubian in this match, he is understanding what so many others have come to know about what it’s like to have to face The Monster in the flesh! Dubian slowly drags himself up, and it’s almost like doubt is starting to creep into his head… but that doubt turns into resolve, because Dubian knows if he doesn’t act fast his chances of winning this match will elude him! Dubian scrapes Methuselah up from the floor…. AND HE HOISTS METH OVER HIS SHOULDER!!!! HE’S GOING FOR THE FOXES ACE!!!!! HE WANTS TO END THE MATCH RIGHT NOW WITH THE FOXES ACE!!!!!

Cherish: LOOK AT THIS!!!! METHUSELAH WINDS HIMSELF AROUND AND GETS BEHIND DUBIAN TO LOCK IN THE KRISHNA LOCK!!!!! KATAHAJIME APPLIED!!!! HOW!?!? HOW THE HELL DID METHUSELAH FIND THE WILL TO DO THAT!?!? DUBIAN WAS CAUGHT OUT OF NOWHERE WITH THE KATAHAJIME, AND METHUSELAH HAMMERFISTS INTO THE WINDPIPE OF DEVAN DUBIAN OUT OF DESPERATION!!!! AND METH MUSCLES IN THE KRISHNA LOCK EVEN TIGHTER THAN BEFORE!!!! THAT’S IT!!! NO MORE!!!!! METHUSELAH IS REARING ALL THE WAY BACK, AND DEVAN DUBIAN IS FADING FAST!!!! IT’S OVER!!!!

(A roar of surprise is heard from the audience.)

Pierre McGuire: LOOK WHO’S RUSHED IN THE RING!!!! IT’S SCOTT OASIS!!!!!!!!!

Cherish: WHAT THE HELL IS HE DOING HERE!?!?

Pierre McGuire: METHUSELAH RELEASES THE KRISHNA LOCK, BUT BEFORE HE CAN EVEN GET UP TO HIS FEET, OASIS CLOBBERS HIM WITH A GROUND AND POUND ASSAULT OF PUNCHES! RIGHTS, LEFTS, FISTS, SHARP ELBOWS, TURNING METHUSELAH’S FACE INTO A BLOODY PULP!!!! SCOTT OASIS HAS RESURFACED FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE HOUSE OF GLASS, ND HE’S BEATING THE EVERLIVING CRAP OUT OF METHUSELAH!!!!

Cherish: AND OASIS DRAGS METH UP TO HIS FEET… AND ONTO HIS SHOULDERS!!!! SEEK & DESTROY!!!!!!! THE PSYCHO DRIVER SENDS METHUSELAH’S BODY CRUMPLING DOWN TO THE MAT RIGHT ONTO HIS NECK!!! METHUSELAH HAS BEEN CRUSHED, COMPLETELY CRUSHED, BY THE SEEK & DESTROYER!!!!!!!

Pierre McGuire: AND OASIS DRAGS DUBIAN OVER METHUSELAH, AND LEAVES THE RING TO WALK UP THE RAMP WITHOUT EVEN LOOKING BACK! THE STUPEFIED REFEREE HAS NO CHOICE BUT TO COUNT IT!

Ref: OOOOOOONNNEEEEEEEEEEE!!! TWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

(DING! DING! DING!)

(“This Means War” by Avenged Sevenfold plays as the official is handed the Hall Of Fame Championship, and drops it over Dubian’s body.)

Ring Announcer: HERE IS YOUR WINNER AND THE NEEEWWWW EAW HALL OF FAME CHAMPIOOOONNNNN… DEEEEEEEEEVAAAAAAAAAAANNNNNNNN DUUUUUUUBIIIAAAAAAAAANNNNNNNNNN!!!!

Cherish: WHEW LORDY, IT’S OVER!

Pierre McGuire: Scott Oasis has left his mark, and partially thanks to that, WE HAVE A NEW HALL OF FAME CHAMPION!

(Replays show Methuselah countering out of the Foxes Ace to apply the Krishna Lock, and in the middle of the hold Methuselah notices Scott Oasis entering the ring – but before he can react he’s clobbered by a ground and pound onslaught. Replay then cuts to Scott Oasis hitting the Seek & Destroy, folding Methuselah up like an accordion before Oasis drags Dubian over Methuselah and leaving the referee no other choice but to make the three-count.)

(Cut back to the arena, and Devan Dubian holds the Hall Of Fame Title in his arms while still on the mat, not knowing how to react, and Scott Oasis walks through the curtain while Methuselah continues to lie motionless in the ring.)

Cherish: We were witnessing what very well may have been the culmination to a hell of a showdown between two bonafide legends, but before we could find a definitive decisive end, Scott Oasis makes his mark to end the match! All-in-all, what an epic start to what’ll be an epic show!

( Camera pans backstage where Showdown interview Max A. Million is seen standing idly by. )

Max A. Million: Ladies and gentlemen… MY GUEST AT THIS TIME… The team leader of Team Ryder at Territorial Invasion… MATT RYDER!!!!

( Matt Ryder appears on the screen to the delight of the crowd as they give him a pop, and Max immediately starts his question. )

Max: I’ll keep this short and simple: Matt, tonight you square off against a man that has become your bitter rival following the aftermath of Territorial Invasion. How personal is this match to you?

Matt Ryder: Normally, on a night like this – A SPECTACLE LIKE THIS. I’D BE FLYING HIGH, Max. I’d be calling you BRO left and right. But you see, I can’t, because I just have had this twitch with me every step of the way since Territorial Invasion, and his name is Ryan Marx.

I HAND-PICKED this so-called “philosopher” because I saw the potential in him. But the events be as the may, he’s left me no choice. At Territorial Invasion, I gave him a stage, to harness his potential… but tonight? Tonight, I take it all away. Tonight, Ryan Marx pays for his philosophical error. Tonight… I show the world that the only thing you see in Marx is that of wasted potential. Period.

( Camera pans back to the arena as the ring announcer is seen standing by… )

(“Soldier” by Eminem plays as The Philly Kid makes his way down to the ring. He bumps hands with fans in the front row as he passes, but he doesn’t turn to look at them. His eyes are focussed on the ring with steely determination and cold focus.)

Ring Announcer: The following match is scheduled for ONE FALL! Introducing first, from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, weighing in at 300 pounds… HE IS THEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE PHILLLLLLLLLYYYYYYYYYYYY KID!!!!

Pierre: This rivalry between Philly Kid and Cody Marshall has been exploding in recent weeks. Philly didn’t have the best of it to begin with. But that changed two weeks ago when he locked in the Philly Pretzel to force Cody Marshall to fight him here tonight. Philly enters the ring tonight with a more ruthless hatred than ever before. He will not be holding back.

(“That Ain’t My America” by Lynyrd Skynyrd blares out of the speakers as Cody Marshall pushes past the curtain to a strong but mixed reaction from various quarters of the crowd.)

Ring Announcer: Introducing his opponent, from Austin, Texas. Weighing in at 304 pounds… HE IS COOOOOOODDDDYYYYYYYYY MAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRSSSSHHHAAAAAAALLLLLLLL!!!

Cherish: Cody won’t be pulling any punches either. He’s getting a good reaction from some in the crowd; he’s a Texas man himself and his views resonate with the political climate here, but others don’t like his attitude. Though one thing they will all agree on is that Cody is a capable fighter, and he can pose a real threat to The Philly Kid tonight.

(Ding! Ding! Ding!)

Pierre: Well the bell has rung, but neither man here is moving. Justing standing in the centre of the ring like statues staring each other down. You could cut the tension with a knife-AND CODY MARSHALL BACKHANDS THE PHILLY KID RIGHT ACROSS THE FACE. SHEER DISRESPECT WITH THE SLAP! And Philly Kid stumbles a step back. The taste knocked straight out of his mouth…

Cherish: AND HE REPLIES! A HARD, NO-NONSENSE RIGHT HOOK CRACKS MARSHALL ABOUT THE JAW. AND NOW BOTH MEN FIRING AWAY WITH WILD PUNCHES, SWINGING WITH BOTH HANDS. AND THIS HAS TURNED INTO THE BRAWL WE ALWAYS KNEW IT WOULD BE…And Cody Marshall now forcing the Philly back onto the middle of the ropes. He leans in, pushing Philly Kid’s head back with one arm…AND DELIVERS A BIG OVERHAND CHOP TO THE CHEST WITH THE OTHER. PHILLY KID JARRING IN PAIN…AND CODY DROPS ANOTHER BIG HAND ONTO HIS CHEST, KNOCKING THE WIND RIGHT OUT HIS LUNGS!

Pierre: The Philly kid is keeling over right now, but Cody Marshall is not about to give him some respite. Irish whip across the ring and Philly Kid returns of the ropes RIGHT INTO A BIG BOOT FROM CODY MARSHALL! He hooks the Leg…

Referee: OOONNNNEEE!…

Cherish: Kick Out by the Philly Kid. He quickly sits back up and begins to rise. AND CODY MARSHALL FIRES AWAY WITH HARD CLUBBING BLOWS TO SKULL. BUT THE PHILLY KID IS JUST EATING THEM. He makes it up to one knee, rising through all the punishment. AND PHILLY KID PULLS THE LEGS OUT FROM UNDER CODY MARSHALL. TAKEDOWN AND THE PHILLY KID MOUNTS, UNLOADING HIS OWN BIG HAMMERFISTS TO THE HEAD. And Philly Kid has risen to his feet. He’s got both Cody Marshall’s legs held apart either side of him. AND A HUGE STOMP TO THE MIDSECTION RATTLES THE CANVAS. CODY MARSHALL REELING…ANOTHER MASSIVE STOMP! A FLURRY OF UNGODLY STOMPS JUST PUNISHING CODY MARSHALL’S ABDOMINAL REGION!!!

Pierre: He lets off for a moment. Cody Marshall now wrapping his arms round his body in pain. And Philly Kid crosses the legs. HE HOOKS THE LEGS AND LEANS IN…HE’S GOING FOR THE PRETZEL LOCK! BAH GAWD!!! CODY MARSHALL’s UPPER BODY PULLED IN AND LIFTED CLEAR OF THE GROUND! 304 POUNDS JUST DEADLIFTED OFF THE FLOOR IN THIS PRETZEL LOCK! HOW STRONG IS THE PHILLY KID!?!?!?!? CODY MARSHALL IN VISIBLE AGONY HERE! BUT HE HAS NOWHERE TO GO! HE CAN’T EVEN CRAWL ACROSS THE MAT HERE! HE MAY JUST TAP OUT RIGHT NOW! SHADES OF TWO WEEKS AGO!

Cherish: But look, Pierre. The Philly Kid looks like he is in almost as much pain himself. That 304 pounds putting unbelievable strain onto his back. AND I THINK CODY CAN SEE IT AS WELL! HE’S DOING EVERYTHING HE CAN TO POUND THOSE FISTS EITHER SIDE OF THE PHILLY KID! ITS WORKING. PHILLY KID IS STRUGGLING…HE BREAKS THE HOLD! Cody Marshall slipping out of a tough spot there and now both men are recovering on the ground.

Pierre: And they are slowly rising now. Both men rising simultaneously lock up.BUT CODY MARSHALL ROCKS THE PHILLY KID WITH A HARD FOREARM. Cody whips him into the corner and a lines himself up. HE CHARGES…CORNER SPLASH!!! CODY MARSHALL COLLIDING WITH THE PHILLY KID AND HE FLATTENS HIM LIKE A FREIGHT TRAIN! Philly Kid begins the slump and Cody grips him by the head…AND PULLS IT DOWN ONTO A HIGH KNEE! THE PHILLY KID ENDURING BRUTAL PUNISHMENT AS HE DROPS TO THE GROUND!

Cherish: Now Cody Marshall taking the time out reposition The Philly Kid. Checking over his shoulder, looking right at the corner. Cody Marshall with wicked intentions as he climbs up to to the second turnbuckle. AND THEN RIGHT TO THE TOP! CODY MARSHALL UP TO THE HIGH RENT DISTRICT AS HE LOOKS TO PUT THE PHILLY KID AWAY ONCE AND FOR ALL… THE 2ND AMENDMENT LEG DROP!!! BUT PHILLY KID ROLLS OUT OF THE WAY! CODY MARSHALL COMES CRASHING DOWN FROM THE TOP ROPE RIGHT ONTO HIS TAILBONE! HE SCRAMBLES UP TO HIS FEET IN PAIN AND PHILLY COMES AT HIM-SUPERKICK! PHILLY KID LANDS FLUSH WITH THE SUPERKICK AND CODY MARSHALL IS DROPPED DOWN SEATED IN THE CORNER!!!

Pierre: Oh No…He better get out of there fast. Philly Kid positions himself across in the opposite corner…HERE HE COMES! CANNONBALL SENTON!!! 300 POUNDS OF PHILLY COMES CRUSHING CODY DOWN IN THE CORNER!! Philly Kid drags him away from the ropes and makes the cover.

Referee: OONNEEE!…TWWWOOO!…THHHRRR

Cherish: NO! CODY MARSHALL POPS THE SHOULDER UP AT TWO AND A HALF! PHILLY KID CAN’T BELIEVE THIS! WHAT MORE HAS HE GOT TO DO? He takes a couple of steps back, taunting Cody to get back up. HE’S LOOKING TO END THIS WITH THE KENZO STOMP! STAY DOWN, CODY. STAY DOWN! PHILLY COMES…AND CODY SIDESTEPS IT JUST IN TIME!!! PHILLY STOPS ON A DIME…SUPERKICK! NO! CODY CAUGHT IT! HE THROWS THE FOOT DOWN AND WRAPS HIS HANDS AROUND PHILLY KID’S THROAT…AND LIFTS! THE RAPTURE!!! THE RAPTURE CHOKEBOMB SLAMS THE PHILLY KID DOWN IN THE CENTRE OF THE RING!!! CODY SPRAWLS TO COVER!

Referee: OONNEEE!…TWWWOOO!…THHRRREEEEEEE!!!

(Ding! Ding! Ding!)

(“That Ain’t My America” by Lynyrd Skynyrd plays throughout the stadium as Cody Marshall stands motionless, looming over the battered body of The Philly Kid)

Ring Announcer: And your winner… via pinfall… THE REVEREND… CODYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY MARRSHALLLLLLLLLL!!!!

Stew-O: What a hard hitting match! Two 300 pound titans giving it absolutely everything until one can no longer get up. It’s another strong performance for Cody Marshall here tonight. The vibrations of that Rapture Chokebomb will be rippling through the locker room as we speak. This is a man who can shake up the apple cart.

Cherish: Yes. But sadly there is no consolation tonight for The Philly Kid. He Gave it everything and came oh so close, but no cigar. Hopefully he takes some positives from this match ands uses it as motivation to press on.

(A solemn Philly Kid is met by light, pitying applause as he struggles to his feet in the ring. Up at the top of the ramp, Cody Marshall looks on, shaking his head before making his way round to the back.)

( Camera fades backstage, where Showdown General Manager Damien Murrow is seen backstage in his office, right in front of the camera. )

Damien: Thank you for tuning in tonight, ladies and gentlemen. You have no idea how appreciative I am for all this support that makes Showdown the undisputed flagship brand of this industry. So with that in mind, I just want to say thank you for making tonight what it is – and Rite of Passage will no doubt be as great as anticipated.

Now with that said, I feel it is my lawful duty to keep the fans informed when details filter through to me. So I am saddened to announce to you all here tonight, that after the assault that we witnessed last month from Ares Vendetta, Brian Daniels has NOT been cleared to perform again, and it is looking doubtful he will be seen again in 2016. Thank you for your time, enjoy the show!

(The camera fades to the center of the ring where the ring announcer is standing.)

(“Arguing with Thermometers” by Enter Shikari plays as the lights go out, and blue and silver beams flash around the arena for a few seconds, until a spotlight beams down in the center of the ring where Marx is standing, posing.)

Ring Announcer: The following match is scheduled for one fall… Introducing first, from London, England, weighing in at 260 pounds… HE IS THE PHILOSOPHER… RYANNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN MAAARXXXXXXXXXXX!!!

Pierre: THE PHILOSOPHER! DO NOT QUESTION HIM CHERISH, FOR HE HAS ALL THE ANSWERS! Marx has been a DOMINANT Elitist on Showdown ever since he debuted, and there is not a challenge that has shaken him yet… But in these last few weeks, there has been some bad blood boiling, and Marx made his first enemy back at Territorial Invasion with one act of what some say is “betrayal,” while others call it making a statement.

(“You are the Wilderness” by Voxhaul Broadcast hits as the Ryder walks out, having blue and orange pyros go off on the stage as he jogs down the ramp, sliding into the ring and immediately staring down Marx.)

Ring Announcer: And his opponent… from Long Island, New York, weighing in at 225 pounds… HE IS MATTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT RYDDERRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!

Cherish: Now this… Is a story. Ryder has been all over the spectrum since he returned, being the fun loving guy we knew, to the enemy of Crash, the the scarred two faced, split personality madman that we saw during Territorial Invasion, but now… He is just serious. Ryder has spoken time and time again lately about the revenge that fuels him for what Marx did at Territorial Invasion, but Marx sees this as an opportunity to better himself and prove himself, and regardless of what your philosophy is, both of these men want to win.

(Ding! Ding! Ding!)

Pierre: AND HERE WE GO! MATT RYDER AND RYAN MARX ARE STANDING FACE TO FACE! Ryder extends his hand… AND MARX LOCKS UP! IGNORE THE HANDSHAKE AND APPLIES FORCE TO THAT NECK! BUT RYDER SLIPS TO THE SIDE AND MANAGES TO APPLY THE REAR WAIST LOCK! Ryder is kneeing the sides of Marx relentlessly, but Ryan connects with a few elbows, loosening Ryder’s grip… AND MARX SLAMS HIS HEAD BACKWARDS INTO THE FACE OF RYDER! Ryder stumbles back, holding his jaw… AND MARX RUNS OFF THE ROPES! BIG BOOT! BUT RYDER DUCKS UNDERNEATH IT AND GOES OFF THE ROPES HIMSELF! Marx turns around… RYDER WITH A LEAPING ELBOW! Marx is staggered a little bit, and Ryder runs again… RYDER WITH A LAR—MARX WITH A BRUTAL DISCUS ELBOW THAT NEARLY TAKES RYDER’S HEAD OFF! He hooks him in…

Cherish: GUTWRENCH SUPLEX CONNECTS! Ryan Marx, using his targeted assault philosophy is isolating the limbs of Ryder as he systematically stomps on the joints, weakening Ryder… AND ELBOW DROP TO THE EXTENDED SHOULDER OF RYDER! AND IT CONNECTS! Matt is trying to use the ropes to get back to his feet… AND MARX WITH A RUNNING KNEE TO THE MIDSECTION OF RYDER! Matt HAS to be out of breath as Marx pulls him between his legs… HE IS LOOKING FOR THAT POWERBOMB! BUT RYDER HOISTS HIM UP! HE HAS HIM OVER HIS SHOULDERS NOW… AND ALABAMA SLAM INTO THE CORNER! WHAT A SHOWING OF STRENGTH FROM RYDER AS MARX BOUNCES BACK OFF THE TURNBUCKLE… HIP TOSS BACKBREAKER FROM RYDER! MATT HOOKS THE LEG!

ONE!……..

Pierre: BUT RYAN MARX WITH A KICKOUT QUICKLY! AND RYDER IS NOT HAVING ANY OF THAT AS HE STARTS UNLOADING RIGHT AND LEFT HANDS OVER AND OVER! Matt gets to his feet… AND LEAPING LEG DROP ACROSS THE NECK OF MARX! BUT RYAN ROLLS OUT OF THE RING AND MATT MISSES! Marx grabs Ryder by his foot… AND HE YANKS HIM TO THE OUTSIDE! RYDER FALLS TO THAT RINGSIDE PADDING AND HIS SKULL BOUNCES OFF THE GROUND, THAT HAD TO RATTLE HIS BRAINS! Marx pulls Ryder to his feet… BUT MATT RYDER WITH AN UPPERCUT AS THE REFEREE COUNTS TWO! Ryder hooks Marx in… AND IRISH WHIP INTO THE STEEL STEPS! BUT MARX REVERSES AND SENDS RYDER SHOULDER FIRST INTO THOSE STEPS! Ryder is not looking very good here as the referee has his count at four… AND MARX CHARGES FOR THAT CLOTHESLI–NO! RYDER WITH A BACK BODY DROP! AND MARX GOES IS SNAPPED OVER THOSE STEEL STEPS LIKE A POPSICLE STICK! Ryder shoves Ryan into the ring and enters as the referee’s count is ended at six!

Cherish: Matt Ryder is taking some momentum back as he stomps all over the torso of the Philosopher, and now Ryder shoves Marx into the corner, where he is sitting, trying to regenerate some energy… Ryder takes a step back… AND HE BUMPS THAT FIST IN THE AIR! WOO! WOO! WO—NO! MARX PULLS HIMSELF OUT OF THE RING BEFORE RYDER CAN GO FOR THAT SIGNATURE BROSKI BOOT! The referee begins with his countout as Marx tries to recov–RYDER IS NOT GIVING UP THAT EASILY! RYDER OFF THE ROPES! HE LEAPS! SUICIDE DIVE! SUICIDE DIVE ONTO RYAN MAR–RYAN MARX CATCHES HIM AND TRANSITIONS THAT SUICIDE DIVE INTO A SPIKE DDT! OH MY LORD, PIERRE! MARX MAY HAVE SHATTERED RYDER’S SKULL! RYAN MARX WITH A BEAUTIFUL REVERSAL AND MATT RYDER MAY LOOK GOOD PHYSICALLY, BUT RIGHT NOW IT IS NOT LOOKING GOOD FOR HIM PIERRE!

Pierre: UNFORTUNATELY SO, CHERISH! Ryan Marx pulls Ryder to his feet as he shoves him into the apron… AND KNIFE EDGE CHOP! ANOTHER! A THIRD! AND RYDER IS BEING IS LIT UP LIKE A CHRISTMAS TREE! Marx grabs ahold of Ryder’s arm and the referee is at a four count… AND MARX WHIPS RYDER INTO THE BARRICADE! RYDER IS HOLDING HIS BACK IN MONUMENTAL PAI–MARX CHARGES! BIG BOOT! BUT RYDER LUNGES OUT OF THE WAY AND MARX HAS HIS LEG CAUGHT OVER THE BARRICADE! BUT RYDER IS UP AND AROUND HIS WAIST BEFORE HE CAN GET HIMSELF OFF THE BARRICADE, AND RYDER PULLS BACK! GERMAN SUPLEX CONNECTS! THE REFEREE IS AT A SEVEN COUNT NOW AND RYDER PUSHES MARX IN AND ENTERS TO THE HALT THE COUNT! Ryder is using the ropes to balance himself as he ascends up the top turnbuckle.. AND RYDER IS LOOKING FOR AN ELBOW DROP! THE ELBOW DROP!

Cherish: BUT RYAN MARX WITH A SUDDEN SURGE OF SECOND WIND AS HE LUNGES UP AND CLIPS THAT TOP ROPE, FORCING RYDER TO FALL SPLIT LEGGED ON THE TOP ROPE! Ryder is holding onto his pride as Marx moves towards the corner, standing on the bottom rope as he starts driving elbows into the back of Ryder’s skull, and Marx moves to the second rope now as he hooks Ryder in… AND HE LACES THAT ARM OVER HIS NECK! AND NO HESITATION AS MARX SNAPS BACK WITH A SNAP SUPERPLEX! SUPERPLEX! AND RYDER IS SITTING UP, HOLDING HIS BACK IN PAIN, BUT MARX TAKES OFF! AND MARX WITH A RUNNING BIG BOOT TO THE SITTING RYDER! HE NEARLY TOOK HIS HEAD OFF AND MARX DROPS DOWN TO COVER!

ONE!……… TWO!………..

Pierre: SHOULDER UP FROM LONG ISLAND’S FINEST! Ryan Marx cannot believe it as he pulls Ryder’s head up and slams it into the mat over and over, relentless in his attempt to wear down that neck and possibly concuss Ryder! Marx pulls Matt up as he whips him into the ropes… AND MARX WITH A BEAUTIFUL TILT-A-WHIRL BACKBREAKER! Marx just made Ryder look like he weighed nothing! Marx hooks Ryder in… AND HE HOISTS HIM UP! MARX IS PARADING AROUND THE RING, HOLDING RYDER UP LIKE A FLAG AS HE DISPLAYS THIS DOMINANT STRENGTH! AND WILL MARX LEVEL HIM WITH THE NEW HEIGHTS DDT OR THE FAKEOUT… AND HE FALLS BAC—RYDER SLIPS OUT! AND RYDER WITH A BACKSTABBER! BUT RYAN MARX DOES NOT FALL BACK! AND HE REACHES OVER HIS HEAD… SNAPMARE FROM MARX ONTO RYDER! Marx takes off… RUNNING KNEE FROM MARX!

Cherish: NO! MATT RYDER WITH A DROP TOE HOLD AND MARX FALLS TO THE MAT! AND RYDER REACHES UP! HE IS TRYING TO GET HIS ARM UNDER THAT CHIN! AND RYDER HAS THAT SLEEPER HOLD! AND THE BODY SCISSORS! KISMET’S THREAT! RYDER IS TRYING TO WEAR DOWN MARX, RESTRICTING THAT BLOOD FLOW… BUT WAIT! MARX IS DRIVING ELBOWS, TRYING TO LOOSEN THAT GRIP… BUT TO NO AVAIL! Ryder is holding that submission in, not giving an inch… BUT MARX! IS THIS MAN EVEN HUMAN! RYAN MARX IS USUALLY THAT CORE AND LEG STRENGTH AS HE GETS TO HIS KNEES! AND NOW HIS FEET! AND RYAN MARX IS STANDING WITH RYDER WRAPPED AROUND HIS NECK LIKE A NOOSE! BUT RYAN MARX WITH A LAST EFFORT AS HE RUNS BACKWARDS, DRIVING RYDER INTO THE CORNER! AND HE IS FREED!

Pierre: BUT MATT RYDER IS NOT LOSING MOMENTUM THAT QUICKLY! Ryder drives right and left elbows into the face of Marx over and over, and Ryder hooks Ryan in… SNAP SUPLEX! Marx is on his back, trying to recover, but Ryder moves over and pulls him into a sitting position… AND RYDER WITH A LOW SPINNING HEEL KICK! I MAY HAVE JUST SEEN A TOOTH FLY, CHERISH! Ryder pulls Ryan Marx to his feet… AND MATT RYDER HOOKS HIM IN! THE REVERSE SWINGING STO! THE LONG ISLAND LIFETIME… CONNECTS! RYDER CONNECTS WITH HIS MOVE! THIS HAS WON MATCHES BEFORE! HE COVERS!

ONE!………… TWO!………..

Cherish: KICKOUT FROM RYAN MARX! AND MATT RYDER IS AT A LOSS FOR WORDS! Ryder pulls Marx to his feet and tosses him into the corner… AND CHARGES! RYDER WITH A CORNER SHOULDER THRUST! BUT MARX SIDESTEPS AND RYDER GOES SHOULDER FIRST INTO THE CORNER POST, SIMPLY ANNIHILATING HIMSELF! Marx pulls Ryder back out of the corner, and pulls him between his legs… POP UP POWERBOMB INTO THE TOP TURNBUCKLE! AND RYDER BOUNCES BACK AS RYAN MARX HITS AN UPPERCUT! ELBOW SMASH! HE CALLS THAT THE “I THINK…” SUPERKICK! SUPERKICK! “THEREFORE I AM!” THE SIGNATURE COMBO OF RYAN MARX CONNECTS AS HE KICKS RYDER IN THE GUT AND HOOKS HIM IN! HE HOISTS HIM UP! AND RYAN MARX LOOKS FOR A NEW HEIGHTS DDT! BUT RYDER SLIPS BEHIND MARX AND ROLLS ONTO THE APRON! MATT AVOIDS A CERTAIN DEATH WITH THAT ESCAPE THERE!

Pierre: BUT RYAN MARX IS IRATE! HE IS NOT GOING TO LET HIS MOMENTUM GO THAT EASILY! Marx drags his feet towards the rope, visibly exhausted as he leans over and pulls Ryder to his feet… AND MARX LOOKS FOR A SUPLEX FROM THE OUTSIDE TO THE INSIDE! BUT RYDER GRABS MARX’S HEAD! AND JAWBREAKER ACROSS THE TOP ROPE CONNECTS FROM THE LONG ISLAND SUPERMODEL! Marx stumbles backwards as Ryder gets back on the apron and moves up to the top rope at an incredible speed, balancing himself on the top rope… AND RYDER LEAPS! CROSSBODY! BUT RYAN MARX CATCHES HIM! AND SHATTERS RYDER’S BACK ACROSS HIS KNEE WITH A BRUTAL BACKBREAKER! Marx pulls Ryder in now, and he hoists him up once again… AND MARX IS HOLDING RYDER STRAIGHT UP IN THE AIR IN THAT VERTICAL SUPLEX, STANDING IN THE MIDDLE OF THE RING… AND FALLS INTO A DDT! NEW HEIGHTS DDT FROM THE PHILOSOPHER, AND HE HOOKS BOTH LEGS! OVER!

ONE!….. TWO!….. THR—-

Cherish: BUT MATT RYDER KICKS OUT! I DO NOT THINK ANYONE HAS KICKED OUT FROM A NEW HEIGHTS DDT! RYDER IS RESISTANT AND MARX CANNOT BELIEVE HIS EYES! BUT RYAN MARX IS WASTING NO TIME AS HE PULLS RYDER TO HIS FEET, AND UPPERCUT THAT CAUSES SPIT TO FLY FROM RYDER’S MOUTH! AND MARX WRAPS HIS HAND AROUND THE THROAT OF RYDER, LOOKING FOR THAT CHOKESLAM! THE CHOKESLAM! BUT RYDER KICKS HIM IN THE GUT, AND HE HOOKS HIS ARMS…. DOUBLE UNDERHOOK FACEBUSTER FROM MATT RYDER! AND RYDER PULLS HIM IMMEDIATELY UP, AND HOOKS HIM IN… RYDER IS LOOKING FOR A SECOND LONG ISLAND LIFETIME! BUT MARX SPINS AROUND, AND PULLS BACK… THE FALL OF MAN! FALLAWAY SLAM FROM MARX AND BOTH MEN ARE DOWN AND TRYING TO REGAIN SOME COMPOSURE!

Pierre: Ryder is pulling on some strings on that middle turnbuckle, trying to get to his feet as the referee is distracted… AND RYDER PULLS THAT PADDING OFF THE MIDDLE TURNBUCKLE! THE REFEREE DOES NOT NOTICE AND MARX IS TO HIS FEET! Marx moves towards Ryder, pulling him to his fee–RYDER WITH AN UPPERCUT! AND HE IMMEDIATELY HOOKS MARX IN! HE FALLS BACK! LONG ISLAND LIFETIME! LONG ISLAND LIFETIME INTO THE EXPOSED TURNBUCKLE AS RYAN MARX STARTS BLEEDING FROM HIS FOREHEAD, AND RYDER HOOKS THE LEG AS THE REFEREE COUNTS!

ONE!….. TWO!………. THREE!…………..

Cherish: BUT RYAN MARX WITH A KICKOUT! HE JUST KICKED OUT! NOT ONLY CAN RYDER NOT BELIEVE IT, BUT I CANNOT BELIEVE IT EITHER, PIERRE! Marx rolls to the apron and Ryder is absolute shell shocked, sitting in disbelief… BUT RYDER IS NOT GIVING UP! Ryder steps between the ropes and exits to the outsi–BUT MARX PULLS ON RYDER’S FOOT AS HE IS HALFWAY OUT AND RYDER IS DRIVEN CROTCH FIRST ONTO THAT MIDDLE ROPE, AND THAT HAS TO HURT! Marx is struggling to get to his feet as Ryder is leaning on the middle rope… Marx pulls himself up using the rope… AND SUPERKICK! SUPERKICK CONNECTS AS RYDER IS DANGLING LIFELESSLY OVER THE MIDDLE ROPE, AND RYAN MARX IMMEDIATELY PULLS HIM OVER, SUSPENDING HIM OVER HIS BACK… THE ANTITHESIS! OH MY GOD! THE ANTITHESIS! THE VERTEBREAKER ON THE APRON! THAT IS THE HARDEST PART OF THE RING, PIERRE, AND RYAN MARX JUST DROVE RYDER NECK FIRST INTO IT! MARX SHOVES HIM INTO THE RING AND COVERS!

ONE!…………. TWO!…………… THREE!…………..

(Ding! Ding! Ding!)

(“Arguing with Thermometers” by Enter Shikari hits as Ryan Marx has his arm raised, but he pulls away from the referee and stands up himself, raising both hands into the air.)

Ring Announcer: And your winner… via pinfall… RYANNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN MAARXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX!!!

Pierre: WHAT! A! MATCH! RYAN MARX JUST PROVED TO EVERY SINGLE DOUBTER WHY HE BELONGS TO BE HERE! If you did not believe in his ability to compete… YOU ARE PROVEN NOW! If you did not believe in his ability to defeat a veteran… YOU ARE PROVEN NOW! AND IF YOU DID NOT THINK THAT HE COULD PULL IT OUT AGAINST A MAN WITH SO MUCH REVENGE ON HIS MIND, YOU WERE PROVEN WRONG! THIS GUY LOOKS LIKE A MILLION BUCKS AND HE JUST MADE RYDER LOOK LIKE A NICKEL!

Cherish: Ryan Marx did come out with the win, and although he proves many wrong, you cannot deny the fight that Ryder put up! Ryder had about three or four chances that would be a win against anyone else on any given date, but Ryan Marx had a point to prove, and when determination is maxed out on a show like Rite of Passage, victory will come your way.

(Camera fades from Marx wiping blood of his forehead and standing in the corner celebrating into Max. A Million trying to track down EAW Elitist Lioncross. )

Max: Lioncross, Lioncross!

( Lioncross stops in his tracks, as Max catches up. )

Max: I know your match is next… but any final words before you go out there?

( Lioncross stands there, without showcasing an ounce of emotion. He simply lifts his briefcase high into the area and keeps on walking. )

Max: Enough said, I suppose! Pierre, Cherish… back to you!

(The camera cuts back into the Alamodome, where thousands of fans are waiting the next match, as the camera fixates itself on the titantron…)

(A recap of WarGames is played – where Lannister has Lioncross trapped in the ring, locked in the Blood Money, and Lioncross is seen tapping out.)

Narrator: One loss, caused the inevitable storm.

(The video continues to show Lioncross in the ring, proposing one-on-one match with Lannister, but Athena Vendetta intervenes and declines on Lannister’s behalf, but Athena is hit with a briefcase.)

Narrator: One man had lived in the storm for his entire life — while another was only now adjusting to it.

(Recaps of the several moments where Lannister and Lioncross have both intervened in their matches, most due to revenge.)

Narrator: You can only survive for so long, until the storm consumes you, kills you, ends you.

(An episode of Showdown is shown, where Lannister and Nico Borg are shown wrestling, Lannister comes out victorious, but then has his eyes set on Athena who’s being held hostage and threatened by Lioncross, to a point where Lannister is forced to accept the match proposal for Rite of Passage.)

Narrator: If the storm doesn’t kill you – it changes you.

(In the final week before Rite of Passage — the two are seen battling it out, brawling, but Athena Vendetta gets involved giving Lannister the upper hand, and it ends with Lannister hitting the Feuer Frei on Lioncross.)

Narrator: Can you adapt to change? Or will you crumble under pressure?

(The two are then seen staring each other down in the end, flames consuming the video, as the Lannister w/ Athena Vendetta vs. Lioncross match graphic appears on the screen.)

Narrator: It’s do or die, never underestimate the thunder after the lightning…

(The camera cuts back to the ring, where the ring announcer is standing.

Ring Announcer: This following match is scheduled for ONE FALLLLLLL!!!…

(“Higher Ground” by Red Hot Chili Peppers (Cover) plays throughout the arena, as Lioncross walks into the Alamodome to an earful of loud cheers, wearing black and gold attire, he carries his Cash in the Vault briefcase in his right hand, and makes his way down to the ring.)

Ring Announcer: Introducing first, from Omaha, Nebraska, weighing in at 215 POOOOOOOOOOOOUNDSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!… HE IS THE 2016 MR. CASH IN THE VAUUUUUUUUUUULTTTTTTT!!!!… LIOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNNNCROSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!

Cherish: This is a man with so much to win, but also so much to lose! He’s had a very up and down battle after winning that briefcase, but could this be the beginning of a win streak for Lioncross? He was hellbent on getting this match with Lannister to prove that WarGames was just a “fluke” in many ways. I have never seen a man so determined to get in the ring with Lannister, but he’s got the bravery to do so. Not many walk out of an arena the same person – as they walked in when faced against Lannister. This will truly be a test of strength, to really almost determine how prepared Lioncross is to challenge any World Champion.

(“The Eagle Has Landed” by Avatar plays as Lannister marches out from behind the curtain with Athena Vendetta, sporting gold attire and Athena a white tight dress, Lannister receives a mixed reaction from the crowd as he charges down to the ring.)

Ring Announcer: And his opponent, from Dortmund, Germany, weighing in at 252 POOOOOOOOOOOUNDSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!… BEING ACCOMPANIED TO THE RING BY ATHENA VENDETTA!!!!… “DARTH” LANNNNNNNNNNNNNIIIIIIIIIIIISSSSSSSSTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTERRRRRRRRRRR!!!

Pierre McGuire: THE LIVING LEGEND HAS ARRIVED! THE BEAUTIFUL ATHENA AT HIS HIP, LANNISTER LOOKS PREPARED AND READY FOR AN EASY VICTORY TONIGHT! DOES HE SEE LIONCROSS AS A CHALLENGE? HELL NO! IF ANYTHING, THIS IS A WASTE OF LANNISTER’S PRECIOUS TIME! LIONCROSS SHOULD BE RUNNING SCARED, BUT IF HE WANTS TO DIE… SO BE IT!

Cherish: … I suggest disregarding most what Pierre says tonight. He’s got a straight forward mindset, but in all the wrong ways. Lannister has NOTHING – I mean NOTHING to lose in this match tonight! What does he also have to win? Nothing either! It’s almost a setback to him, but to the thousands of fans watching live and all around the world! They’re expecting an insane battle to commence between these two elitists… RIGHT NOW!

(Ding! Ding! Ding!)

Cherish: This singles match between bitter rivals, Lannister and Lioncross is officially underway at the sound of the bell! AND LIONCROSS TAKING THE INITIATIVE BY CHARGING AT LANNISTER LIKE A BAT OUT OF HELL! AND LANNISTER MEETS HIM MID-WAY AS THE TWO EXCHANGE FOR A PLENTIFUL AMOUNT OF CLOSED FISTS TO THEIR SKULLS! They’re not even wasting their time to defend themselves, but instead are DRIVING fist after fist into one another! But it seems Lannister’s brute strength is beginning to overwhelm Lioncross – as he’s got him cornered against the turnbuckle now! Lannister delivers blow after blow to any vulnerable area that Lioncross leaves undefended! BUT LIONCROSS SLIPS OUT OF THE CORNER UNDERNEATH LANNISTER’S INCOMING FIST — AND PIERCES LANNISTER IN THE SIDE WITH AN EXCEPTIONALLY WELL EXECUTED SPINNING KNEE! Lannister stumbles into the corner, Lioncross trying to force him stomach into it! BUT LANNISTER SENDS HIS ELBOW FLYING BACKWARDS AT LIONCROSS! HOWEVER, LIONCROSS SWIFTLY DUCKS AND WRAPS LANNISTER’S ARM AROUND HIS NECK… WHAT A BACK SUPLEX!!! LIONCROSS PLANTS LANNISTER SPINE FIRST INTO THE MAT! Lioncross is quick to his feet, BUT LANNISTER IS ALREADY UP?!?! Athena smiles so proudly outside the ring, while Lioncross is literally left in SHOCK! Lioncross shuffles toward Lannister in a frantic hurry to keep the attack on him!

Pierre McGuire: LIONCROSS WALKS RIGHT INTO SUCH A FURIOUS LARIAT DELIVERED BY LANNISTER!!!… AND LIONCROSS HURRIES BACK TO HIS FEET! HE’S FIGHTING THROUGH ALL THAT PAIN LANNISTER HAD TO HAVE PUT HIM THROUGH! LANNISTER THIS TIME GOES FOR A CLOTHESLINE! BUT LIONCROSS DUCKS UNDERNEATH AND RUNS THE ROPES!!!… AND LANNISTER THIS TIME TURNS AROUND INTO A RUNNING DROPKICK SENDING HIM FLYING BACK INTO THE ROPES! Lioncross pushes back up to a vertical base, but he’s faced with a furious Lannister marching toward him! AND LANNISTER IS DROPPED TO A KNEE WITH A LOW DROPKICK FROM LIONCROSS! A SECOND ONE CONNECTING! Lannister is already getting back to his feet, but Lioncross pulls him quickly into his arms! SPIKE DDT CONNECTING! LANNISTER TAKES ONE HELL OF A DDT AS HIS HEAD SMACKS OF THAT UNFORGIVING CANVAS! Lioncross rolls to his feet, taking one long look at Lannister — WHO’S ONCE AGAIN ALREADY PUSHED HIMSELF TO HIS HANDS AND KNEES! WHAT’S IT GOING TO TAKE TO KEEP THIS MONSTROUS BEING DOWN?! Lioncross immediately bounces off the ropes once again and sprints in such a hurry at Lannister while he’s trying to get back to his feet! He’s on A KNEE, BUT NOT FOR LONG!!!

Cherish: THERE’S A RUNNING PIERCING KNEE TO LANNISTER’S TEMPLE—NO! NO! LANNISTER SWERVES OUT OF HARM’S WAY! He bounces back to his feet – just as Lioncross turns around! LANNISTER FORCEFULLY TUGS LIONCROSS INTO… AN OVERHEAD RELEASE BELLY-TO-BELLY SUPLEX!!! MY GOODNESS LIONCROSS WENT FLYING HALF-WAY ACROSS THE RING! Once again, Lannister is showcasing how powerful he is! Lioncross rolls onto his stomach, trying to push himself back to a vertical base—BUT ONCE AGAIN LANNISTER IS RIGHT OVER TOP OF HIM! HE PULLS HIM BELLY FIRST INTO HIS OWN STOMACH!!! AND THROWS HIM OVERHEAD FOR A BEAUTIFUL RELEASE GERMAN SUPLEX!!! SENDING LIONCROSS FLYING ACROSS THE RING FOR A SECOND TIME IN THIS MATCH! HE’S LITERALLY TREATING THIS POOR MAN LIKE A RAG DOLL OF SOME SORT! Lioncross this time is taking the slower route by pulling himself up using the ropes! I think he’s trying to stay on par with the amount of damage he can take – much like his enemy, Lannister! Lannister smiles widely, while he stares down at the struggling Lioncross, he grabs him by the tights and drags him up to his feet! AND LANNISTER SPINS HIM AROUND… TOSSING HIM INTO THE AIR!!! THE PUSH-UP FEUER FREI VERY EUROPEAN UPPERCUT?!?!

Pierre McGuire: WHAT?!?! LIONCROSS ADJUSTS HIS POSITION IN MID-AIR AND FALLS DOWN SLAMMING HIS COLD HARD FIST AGAINST LANNISTER’S JAW WITH AN INSANE SUPERMAN PUNCH!!! LIONCROSS FALLS FROM THE SKY TO ACTUALLY STUN AND DAZE LANNISTER! I don’t think Lannister even understands what just hit him! He holds and aids his jaw, while stumbling around on spaghetti legs… Lioncross takes these few rare moments in this match to catch a quick breather, BUT IT’S ONLY A SHORT ONE!!!… LIONCROSS TAKES OFF AFTER LANNISTER AND LEAPS UP!!! DOUBLE KNEE FACEBUSTER!!!! HE STRIKES LANNISTER IN THE FACE WITH BOTH KNEES! THOSE SHARP KNEES FORCING LANNISTER DRAPED ONTO THE ROPES!!!… But Lannister is still trying to fight through this all! He’s still trying to display how much suffering he can endure in one match! Lannister shakes his head, walking forward, BUT RIGHT INTO A VERY HARD PELE KICK TO THE HEAD! THIS TIME LANNISTER GOES DOWN! BUT LIONCROSS APPEARS TO HAVE TAKEN ONE NASTY FALL FROM THAT PELE TOO! AGE IS SURELY CATCHING UP TO OLD LIONCROSS! Athena slaps the mat, looking concerned for Lannister, shouting out to him, but as Lioncross ascends back to his feet, HE FLIPS ATHENA THE BIRD! WHOA THERE, PAL! THAT’S A WOMAN YOU’RE FLIPPING OFF THERE!

Cherish: Woman or not – Athena looks APPALLED at such a gesture! Lioncross directs himself back to Lannister, as Athena is shouting at the top of her lungs at Lannister to warn him?! Lioncross ignores her, lifting Lannister back up to his feet! He THROWS him ever so violently into the corner, while CLOBBERING HIM WITH MAD FISTS! KNEES! ELBOWS! FOREARMS! He’s on a brutal attack with so many strikes, the referee is trying to intervene between the fists! Almost getting caught with a forearm to the head! Lioncross fuming at this point, distances himself from the maimed eagle! JUST ENOUGH TO PICK UP THE MOMENTUM FOR A SPEEDY SPRINT… ANOTHER SUPERMAN PUNCH TO THE CORNERED LANNISTER! HE GOT HIM! LANNISTER TAKES A HARD HIT TO THE SKULL! BUT ONCE AGAIN THE AMOUNT OF PRIDE HE HAS REFUSES TO LET HIM FALL Lioncross shouts angrily at him, backing away once more… AND HE COMES RUNNING BACK AT THE CORNERED LION THAT IS LANNISTER!!!… BUT LANNISTER BURSTS OUT OF THE CORNER WITH A SICKENING RUNNING KNEE SMASH TO LIONCROSS’ STOMACH!!! LIONCROSS GRABS AT HIS GUT, BUT LANNISTER POSITIONS HIMSELF…

Pierre McGuire: OH… OH NO! THIS ISN’T GOOD! OH MY GOD! GUTWRENCH SUPLEX!!!! THE GUTWRENCH SUPLEX RIGHT INTO THE CORNER TURNBUCKLES!!! GOOD HEAVENS LIONCROSS LANDS SO AWKWARDLY! HE COULD HAVE DISLOCATED HIS SHOULDER, OR EVEN WORSE BROKEN A BONE! ATHENA JUMPS WITH JOY! Lannister is right back in this match just like that! It doesn’t take him very much to do so either! Lioncross is barely moving an inch and is dragged to the center of the ring by Lannister by his legs… AND HERE! WE! GO! LANNISTER TAKES OFF WITH HIS SIGNATURE SWING! ROUND AND AROUND LIONCROSS GOES! HOW IS LANNISTER NOT DIZZY? NOBODY KNOWS! HE KEEPS THE SWING GOING AND GOING! LANNISTER NOT LETTING UP! LIONCROSS IS SURE TO BE SICK AFTER THIS! AND THE SWING DOESN’T END… IT’S NEVER GOING TO—WAIT, SPOKE TOO SOON! LANNISTER ADJUSTS HIS POSITION IN THE RING… AND WHAT?!?! HOLY— LANNISTER TOSSES LIONCROSS BETWEEN THE BOTTOM AND MIDDLE ROPE!!! HURLING LIONCROSS RIGHT OUT OF THE RING!!! AND LIONCROSS IS FLOWN SPINE FIRST ONTO THE RINGSIDE FLOOR AND SHOULDER FIRST INTO THE SIDE OF THE SPANISH COMMENTATING TABLE! HE’S DEFINITELY SUFFERING A SHOULDER INJURY OF SOME SORT IF HE DIDN’T ALREADY!

Cherish: The referee slides out of the ring, only to check on Lioncross’ condition… I don’t think it’s appearing very well! He definitely is telling the referee he’s in some sort of pain! BUT LANNISTER PULLS THE REFEREE AWAY FROM LIONCROSS AND BEGINS TO HAMMER DOWN WITH FURY OF FISTS! The referee is trying to suggest Lioncross is unfit to compete, but Lannister doesn’t care! Lioncross IS attempting to fight back though! He’s throwing very sloppy fists at Lannister, but barely doing any damage! It looks like the referee has to decided to reenter the ring, but starts the ten count!

Referee: ONE!!!… TWO!!!…

Pierre McGuire: Lannister lifts Lioncross up, JUST TO RAM HIM SPINE FIRST INTO THE COMMENTATING TABLE! NOT ONCE, BUT OVER AND OVER AGAIN! THE EDGE OF THE COMMENTATING TABLE PIERCING LIONCROSS’ LOWER BACK!

Referee: THREE!!!!… FOUR!!!…

Cherish: ONE MORE TIME… and Lannister finally gives up on the brutal assault! Lioncross only being held up by the announce table itself, Lannister SMASHES HIS HEAD INTO LIONCROSS NOW! HEADBUTTS GALORE! HE’S NOT THROUGH WITH HIM YET!!!…

Referee: FIVE!!!… SIX!!!…

Pierre McGuire: Lannister with ONE more headbutt to send Lioncross packing! Lannister turns around to re enter the ring, but only slides in…

Referee: SEVEN!!!… EIGHT!!!!…

Cherish: AND RIGHT BACK OUT AGAIN! RESETTING THE COUNT! AND CHARGES AT LIONCROS! BUT WAIT, WHAT?! LIONCROSS… LIONCROSS CATCHES LANNISTER COMPLETELY OFF GUARD WITH THE SPINNING BACKFIST!!! ONE LAST DESPERATE ATTEMPT TO KEEP HIMSELF ALIVE IN THIS MATCH!!! THE ENERGY HE MUSTERED UP JUST TO EXECUTE IS SOMETHING SURREAL! HE’S GONE THROUGH SO MUCH!

Referee: ONE!!!.. TWO!!!… THREE!!!…

Pierre McGuire: Lioncross collapses to a knee, he’s attempting to rest to energize himself, but he could take the easy way out and win through count out! BUT it doesn’t appear so! He pulls Lannister up by the head, moving slowly to the ring, as he tosses him under the middle rope!

Referee: FOUR!!!… FIVE!!!…

Cherish: AND Lioncross rolls inside the ring alongside with him! The count is over and this match is back where it belongs; INSIDE THE RING! AND OH!!! LOOK! LIONCROSS IMMEDIATELY LOCKS HIS SIGHTS IN ON THE CRAWLING LANNISTER… AND UH OH! LIONCROSS TRAPS LANNISTER’S ARM AND POSITIONS HIMSELF FOR THE LION’S CLAW!!!! THE CROSSFACE!!! WILL HE GET IT?! LANNISTER IS TRYING TO FIGHT OUT OF IT—BUT IT’S TOO LATE! LIONCROSS HAS THE LION’S CLAW CROSSFACE LOCKED IN!!! AND HE’S WRENCHING SO FAR BACK! HE’S PUTTING EVERY LITTLE BIT OF ENERGY HE HAS LEFT INTO THIS SUBMISSION! HE WANTS TO DO WHAT NO MAN OR WOMAN HAS DONE EVER BEFORE… MAKE LANNISTER TAP! LANNISTER IS DOING EVERYTHING IN HIS POWER TO PREVENT THIS! HE’S FIGHTING! LITERALLY TRYING TO CRAWL OUT OF THIS! BUT LIONCROSS IS NOT BUDGING! HE PULLS AND BENDS LANNISTER IN A WAY THAT NO MAN SHOULD BEND! LANNISTER IS NOT GOING ANYWHERE! HE REACHES OUT… IS HE GOING TO TAP?! HIS HAND LOOKS LIKE IT MIGHT! BUT HE MIGHT JUST BE USING IT TO GET LEVERAGE TO CRAWL… HIS ARM IS EXTENDED WIDE! LIONCROSS SHAKING HIS HEAD! WANTING LANNISTER TO SUBMIT MORE THAN ANYTHING ELSE IN THIS WORLD! HE WANTS TO SERIOUSLY REDEEM HIMSELF FROM WARGAMES! WHERE HE WAS ON THE OTHER END OF A SUBMISSION TAPPING! IS MR. CASH IN THE VAULT ABOUT TO MAKE LANNISTER SUBMIT… HE… HE… HE—WHAT ON EARTH?!

Pierre McGuire: IT’S ATHENA! ATHENA SLIDES UNDER THE BOTTOM ROPE AND DRAGS LANNISTER BY THE FOOT!!! AND PULLS HIS FOOT RIGHT UNDERNEATH THE BOTTOM ROPE!!! THE REFEREE CATCHING THIS OUT OF THE CORNER OF HIS EYE AND ADDRESSES ATHENA! Athena slides back out of the ring, but the referee is shouting at her! She’s trying to play this off as if she’s innocent, I honestly believe she is! That could have been any woman dressed up as Athena… WHAT?!?! THE REFEREE HAS KICKED ATHENA VENDETTA OUT OF THE ARENA!!! ATHENA IS IRATE! SHE’S SCREAMING AT THE REFEREE, BUT SHE HAS NO CHOICE UNLESS SHE WANTS TO GET HER LOVER DISQUALIFIED!

(Athena Vendetta frustratingly enough begins to make her way to the back, crossing her arms, while Lioncross pulls himself up using the ropes, smiling and waving goodbye to Athena…)

Cherish: FROM BEHIND, LIONCROSS IS PULLED DOWN INTO A ROLL UP!!!… BUT LIONCROSS ROLLS THROUGH IMMEDIATELY AS HE’S PULLED BACK!!!… LIONCROSS IS TO HIS FEET! AND LANNISTER IS UP! BUT LANNISTER IS NAILED WITH A SPINNING BACKFIST!!! WAIT, THE KNUCKLES ONLY GRAZE HIS EAR AS HE BARELY GETS OUT OF THE WAY! LANNISTER TURNS AROUND, BUT INTO ANOTHER SPINNING BACKFIST FROM LIONCROSS!!! HE GETS HIM THIS TIME AROUND!!!… WAIT, NO! LANNISTER ONCE AGAIN GETS OUT OF THE WAY!!! AND LANNISTER RUNS OFF THE ROPES! LIONCROSS TURNS AROUND!!! MY GOODNESS! AND LIONCROSS GETS SLAUGHTERED WITH SUCH A DEVASTATING CHARGING FEUER FREI VERY EUROPEAN UPPERCUT!!! AND… RIGHT BEFORE LIONCROSS FALLS TO HIS BACK, LANNISTER PULLS HIM RIGHT BACK UP! TOSSING HIM INTO THE AIR RIGHT AFTER! AND LIONCROSS PLUMMETS DOWN INTO A SECOND FEUER FREI!!! HIS NECK COULD BE BROKEN IN HALF! HE LANDS ON HIS SIDE, BUT LANNISTER SHOVES HIM TO HIS BACK USING HIS BOOT AND COVERS!!!

ONEEEEEEE!!!!… TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!… THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

(Ding! Ding! Ding!)

(“The Eagle Has Landed” by Avatar blares throughout the Alamodome, as Lannister gets to a knee, Athena Vendetta makes her way back down to the ring to celebrate with Lannister.)

Ring Announcer: Here is your winner… LAAAAAAAAANNNNNNNNNNNNNNNIIIIIIIISSSSSSSTTTTTTTTEEEERRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!

Pierre McGuire: LANNISTER DOES IT! LANNISTER PROVES TO BE THE BETTER MAN BETWEEN THE TWO ONCE AND FOR ALL! WARGAMES WAS NO FLUKE! WHEN HE MADE LIONCROSS TAP… HE MEANT BUSINESS THEN AND DID THE SAME TONIGHT! I’M HONESTLY NOT SURPRISED WHATSOEVER, COULD ANYONE BE?! LANNISTER IS ONE HUNK OF A MAN AND THERE’S BARELY A SOUL ON THIS ROSTER THAT CAN TAKE HIM ON! HE DESERVES SOME SWEET NIGHT LOVING FROM ATHENA TONIGHT!

Cherish: Can you get any creepier? Ugh… BUT Lannister did what he set out to do; win! He’s secured himself a very dominant victory over the wrestling veteran in Lioncross, but what’s to come next for Lioncross? He still has that coveted briefcase — could tonight BE the night? I don’t know if he has enough energy in him to bother! But we should not avoid addressing the topic that is the unpredictability that is Lioncross! Sure, he lost tonight, but he’s yet to lose the war… there’s still time for that.

(Lioncross rolls out of the ring, as the referee hands him his Cash in the Vault briefcase, he stares up at Lannister and Athena annoyed, while medics check on him — leaving Lannister and Athena Vendetta standing proud in the ring, celebrating their well fought victory, as Lannister embraces her with a kiss, the camera fades elsewhere.)

( Camera fades backstage where Max A. Million is seen standing by… )

Max: Ladies and gentlemen, my guest at THIS time… THE NEWWWWWWWWWWW Hall of Fame Champion… DEVANNNNNNNNNNNN DUBIANNNNNNNNNNN!!!!!!! Congratulations, Devan! How are you feeling?

Dubian: Do you honestly have to ask that? BUT since I’m such in a good mood, I’ll answer anyway – AMAZING. This is great, Max. This win means everything to me. Meth put me through hell tonight, but I have nothing but respect for him and his accomplishment. I can only hope to hold this title with grace like he had before.

Max: What do you say to those who say you don’t deserve this championship, needing the help and assistance of Scott Oasis?

Dubian: Just end that nonsense right here, right now. This is nothing more than destiny. Last time I was on Showdown, I walked away as the ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPION. Winning the championship in what some call the most iconic match in recent memory… and now? Now that I’m back? I won the Hall of Fame Championship. I’m just picking up where I left off…

( Devan Dubian walks off, as Max sends it back to the arena. )

(The camera transitions back into a jam packed Alamodome, “Mountain At My Gates” by Foals echoes, as the fans cheering at the top of their lungs, the camera pans up to the ring announcer in the ring.)

Ring Announcer: This following match… IS A FIRST BLOOD MATCH!!!
(Recap shows the story of Tyler Parker and Nico Borg’s feud.)

(A match graphic of Tyler Parker vs. Nico Borg appears on the screen.)

(“Never Catch Me” by Travis Scott plays, as Tyler Parker charges through the curtains wearing red and blue Spider-Man themed attire, he pauses mid-ramp and looks around to the cheering fans, before continuing his way down to the ring.)

Ring Announcer: Introducing first, from San Diego, California, weighing in at 213 POOOOOOOOUNDSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!… TYLERRRRRRRR PAAAAAAAAAARKKKKKKKKKKKKKEEERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!

Pierre McGuire: HERE WE GO! THIS FIRST BLOOD MATCH IS GOING TO BE HELL FOR TYLER PARKER AND NICO BORG! This all started back when Tyler Parker saved The Pizza Boy from a blindside attack from Nico Borg! It only went further from there, these two have been making each others lives a living hell… Nico Borg went as far as to assaulting Tyler Parker in his hometown in front of his family! Tyler I bet wants a lot of redemption for that! And so much more!

(The lights go out around the arena, as the titantron brightens up and blinds the arena with a bright white cross in a blue sky, as a spotlight shines down on the stage, Nico Borg enters with his arms outstretched, as “Children of God” by Swans plays throughout the arena.)

Ring Announcer: Introducing his opponent, from Valetta, Malta, weighing in at 196 POOOOOOOOOOUNDSSS!!!… HE IS THE 24/7 CONTRACT HOLDER!!!… NICOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO BOOOOOOOOOOOOOORGGGGGGG!!!

Cherish: He knows how to make a flashy entrance… Nico wants to set an example tonight! He sees Tyler Parker as an “idol” of sorts, that is worshiped by fans, wrestlers, and many others. He believes the only existence that should be worshiped is God. Their religion might be the same, but Nico takes it to a whole new level… we’ll see if God can secure him a victory tonight.

(The two stand in opposite sides of the ring, as the referee calls for the bell.)

(Ding! Ding! Ding!)

Pierre McGuire: This intense rivalry between Nico Borg and Tyler Parker will end when one draws blood on the other… both men circle around the ring, BUT TYLER WAITS NO LONGER AND LUNGES FORWARD AT NICO BORG! BUT NICO CATCHES HIM WITH A STIFF KNEE TO THE STOMACH! AND NICO BASHES THE BACK OF TYLER’S SKULL WITH REPEATED ELBOWS! PIERCING HIS SKULL OVER AND OVER ALREADY TRYING TO DRAW BLOOD FROM THE BACK OF TYLER’S HEAD!!!.. BUT TYLER SHOVES NICO AWAY!!! Nico sprints forward, RIGHT INTO A STIFF FOREARM SHOT TO THE FOREHEAD! AND TYLER UNLEASHES WITH VERY STIFF FOREARMS TO NICO’S FOREHEAD! AN OVERWHELMING AMOUNT TO FORCE NICO AGAINST THE ROPES… And Tyler WHIPS Nico into the opposite ropes! Nico comes soaring back at an awaiting Tyler—THE FINAL CHAPTER RIGHT OFF THE BAT! SPRINGBOARD ROUNDHOUSE KICK TO THE SKULL!!!… NO, NICO DUCKS UNDERNEATH THE BOOT, BUT TYLER CATCHES HIMSELF ON HIS FEET! Nico forcefully SPINS Tyler around INTO A NASTY SPINNING ELBOW SHOT TO THE HEAD! These two are seriously targeting the head, it being a very vulnerable area to cut wide open! Tyler stumbles backwards, holding his head, and NICO TAKES OFF IN A SPRINT OFF THE ROPES!!!…

Cherish: DISCUS LARIAT!!! THE DISCUS LARIAT!!!!… NO!!! TYLER DUCKS UNDER THE ARM, BUT NICO SPRINTS OFF THE ROPES ONCE MORE!!! AND HE REBOUNDS BACK AT TYLER, TYLER TURNS AROUND! RUNNING ENZUIGIRI FROM NICO BORG!!! HUH? TYLER ONCE AGAIN AVOIDS ANOTHER MOVE ATTEMPT FROM NICO BY DUCKING UNDER THE BOOT! Nico quickly rushes back to a vertical base, BUT OH MY!!! HE’S NAILED IN THE HEAD WITH A BIONIC ELBOW AS HE GETS TO A KNEE!!! AND TYLER ISN’T DONE! TYLER CONTINUES TO STRIKE NICO IN THE HEAD WITH BIONIC ELBOW AFTER BIONIC ELBOW! HE’S CRACKING HIM RIGHT ON TOP OF THE SKULL! Nico falling underneath the pressure of that elbow, Tyler is forced to lift him back up to his feet! AND TYLER PULLS HIM IN AND DROPS HIM FOR A STRAIGHT JACKET DDT!!! NICO GOES HEAD FIRST INTO THE RING CANVAS! The referee immediately checks on Nico Borg’s head for blood, but nothing is found! Tyler rolls back to his feet, not caring much for no blood being drawn! He knows he’ll have to do a lot more than that! He runs off the ropes AND DROPS A HARD KNEE ON NICO’S SKULL! These two could very well end up concussed before the night is over!

Pierre McGuire: Tyler pulls Nico up to his feet once more, but strikes him in the gut with his knee! AND HE TOSSES HIM HEAD FIRST OUT OF THE RING THROUGH THE MIDDLE ROPE! THIS MATCH ALREADY LEAVING THE RING!!! NICO LANDS SHOULDER FIRST AGAINST THE BARRICADE!!! Tyler slides out of the ring, AND RUNNING STOMPS NICO’S HEAD INTO THE FLOOR PADDING!!! Nico rolls away, trying to avoid any further damage being done, but what is Tyler doing—OH! TYLER IS RIPPING OFF THE FLOOR PADDING!!! HE’S EXPOSING THE CEMENT CONCRETE UNDERNEATH IT!!! THIS IS SPELLING HORRIBLE NEWS FOR NICO! Tyler redirects himself back to Nico, who’s using the apron to pull himself up! AND TYLER PULLS NICO BETWEEN HIS LEGS! DIRECTING HIM OVER TO THE CONCRETE FLOOR! OH MY… TYLER LIFTS HIM UP!!! HE WANTS TO PILEDRIVE NICO HEAD FIRST ONTO THAT UNFORGIVING CONCRETE GROUND—BUT NICO!!! NICO FIGHTS THROUGH AND SHIFTS HIS WEIGHT BACK!!!! AND HE LIFTS TYLER BACKWARDS! BACK BODY DROP SAVES NICO’S LIFE THERE!!! Nico takes a little bit of time, before turning his focus back to Tyler! Tyler grabbing his back, aiding it, as Nico PULLS him up by his NECK!

Cherish: AND THIS TIME NICO DIRECTS THE TWO OVER TO THE CONCRETE FLOOR…. AND UH OH!!!! HE HOISTS TYLER INTO THE AIR!!! HE WANTS THE BRAINBUSTER!!!! TYLER IS FIGHTING OUT OF IT THOUGH!!! NO!!!! NICO DROPS TYLER HEAD FIRST INTO THE CONCRETE FLOOR! TYLER’S HEAD COLLIDES WITH THE CEMENT!!!! BRAINBUSTER CONNECTS!!! MY GOODNESS! WHY AM I NOT SURPRISED THESE TWO HAVE GONE THIS FAR ALREADY? I THINK IF NICO PUT ENOUGH STRENGTH INTO THAT, THIS ONE MIGHT BE OVER…

(The referee checks on Tyler Parker, Tyler rolling to his side, but reveals no blood pouring from his head.)

Pierre McGuire: ARE YOU KIDDING ME?! TYLER SURVIVES A BRAINBUSTER TO THE CEMENT FLOOR AND EVEN NICO IS SHOCKED! Nico is furious with this result as he stomps away at Tyler’s downed body! Only long enough to keep him down, while he then goes to search underneath the ring! OH BOY! Nico is pulling out so many objects we’ve seen used before, chairs, kendo sticks, steel pipes, even a SLEDGEHAMMER… BUT NICO FINDS HIMSELF A WOODEN BATON?! WHAT’S THAT DOING UNDER THERE?! AND NICO TURNS AROUND AND BEGINS TO BEAT THE HOLY HELL OUT OF TYLER’S RIBS WITH THAT WOODEN BATON! HE’S JUST GOING AT IT!!!

Cherish: TYLER IS SCREAMING IN SEVERE AMOUNT OF PAIN! I DON’T THINK THIS IS GOING TO CAUSE HIM TO BLEED, BUT IT’S GOING TO WEAR DOWN HIS BODY ENOUGH TO LET NICO HAVE A LOT OF ADVANTAGES! NICO THEN DRIVES THE EDGE OF THAT WOODEN BATON RIGHT INTO TYLER’S TEMPLE!!! MY GOD!!! Nico tosses the wooden baton away, dragging Tyler toward the weapons he pulled underneath the apron, lifting him up! AND NICO GRABS A KENDO STICK!!! AND SWINGS AWAY AT TYLER’S HEAD! TYLER SIDESTEPS IT! TYLER SIDESTEPS IT! AND NICO SWINGS AGAIN, BUT TYLER RUSHES OUT OF THE WAY AND GRABS HIMSELF THE WOODEN BATON THAT NICO HAD! NICO SWINGS AGAIN, BUT HE’S CAUGHT IN THE STOMACH AS TYLER STRIKES HIM WITH FULL FORCE IN THE STOMACH WITH THAT WOODEN BATON!Nico drops the kendo stick, bent over holding his gut… and Tyler drops the baton and grabs himself a steel chair! AND RIGHT AFTER SMASHES IT IN THE BACK OF NICO BORG’S HEAD!!!! OUCH!!! NICO IS DOWN TO A KNEE! AND TYLER REELS BACK… AND NAILS NICO IN THE HEAD ONE MORE TIME WITH THE STEEL CHAIR!!! THAT HAS TO BE IT! NICO HAS TO BE BLEEDING!

(The referee rushes over to Nico Borg, who’s trying to check his own head before the referee checks, but the referee already sees… there’s no blood.)

Pierre McGuire: EXCUSE ME, HOW?! HOW IS THIS MATCH NOT OVER?! These two are throwing wrestling in the trash and are turning this match into one brutal brawl! Using whatever they can get their hands on to do so! AND TYLER STRIKES NICO IN THE BACK THIS TIME WITH THE STEEL CHAIR! NOT BOTHERING WITH THE HEAD! BUT FURTHER DAMAGES NICO’S BODY! He throws the steel chair down, walking over to Nico, YANKING him up by his right arm! AND WHIPS HIM LIKE CRAZY INTO THE STEEL STEPS!!! OH MY GOD!!! NICO GOES SHOULDER FIRST INTO THE STEEL STEPS! AND THE TOP OF THE STEEL STEPS FLY RIGHT OFF!!!! AND TYLER FOLLOWS THROUGH WITH A RUNNING KNEE SMASH!!! NICO COLLAPSES RIGHT OVER THE STEEL STEPS! I think Tyler is having too much fun with this! Tyler cocks a smile, when looking down at Nico Borg resting his head against the steel steps… Tyler then sadistically turns toward the sledgehammer that NICO pulled out! He slowly walks over to it, lifting it up, and smiling at it, before turning back to Nico…

Cherish: HE CAN’T BE THINKING WHAT I THINK HE’S THINKING… OH JESUS, HE IS! HE PULLS THAT SLEDGEHAMMER BACK!!!…. NO, TYLER! STOP THIS! DON’T DO IT— OH MY GOD!!! OH MY GOD!!! HE SWINGS DOWN AT NICO’S HEAD ON THE STEEL STEPS WITH THAT SLEDGEHAMMER!!! AND SMASHES… RIGHT INTO THE STEEL STEPS! NICO GETS OUT OF THE WAY JUST BARELY! JUST BARELY AVOIDING DEATH I’D SAY! Tyler drops the sledgehammer, shaking his hands as that had to do some damage! This giving Nico just enough time to use the barricade to ascend back to his feet! Tyler still aware of his surroundings charges toward Nico! BUT NICO DROPKICKS TYLER SO HARD BACKWARDS, TYLER TRIPS OVER THE STEEL STEPS! LANDING WITH A THUD! AND NICO THIS TIME TAKES OFF IN A SPRINT! BOUNCING OFF THE LOWER HALF OF THE STEEP STEPS AND LEAPS AS FAR INTO THE AIR HE CAN! AND LANDS DOWN ON TYLER WITH A DOUBLE FOOT STOMP TO HIS GUT!!! Nico THEN DROPS A SHARP ELBOW ACROSS TYLER’S FOREHEAD! OUCH! I’VE NEVER SEEN AN ELBOW DROP BE USED LIKE THAT BEFORE! Nico back to his feet, looking a bit groggy still from earlier!

Pierre McGuire: He sets his sights on the timekeeper area?! Nico walks over there, shoving several people in the way, AND TAKES THE RING BELL?!?! NICO USING LITERALLY WHATEVER HE CAN GET HIS HANDS ON! Tyler Parker is trying his best to pull himself up using the ring apron! Tyler barely able to stand on his feet! Nico is stalking him from behind, Tyler back up! Just barely! He’s wobbling around, turns around, AND NICO SWINGS THE RING BELL AT TYLER PARKER’S HEAD!!! NO!!! TYLER DUCKS!!!! BUT NICO TURNS RIGHT AROUND AND CLOCKS HIM IN THE BACK OF THE HEAD WITH THE RING BELL!!!! HE RINGS TYLER’S HEAD! HE’S SEEING STARS! TYLER DROPS HEAD FIRST ONTO ONE OF THE STEEL CHAIRS!!! HE’S PASSED OUT! The referee quickly checking for blood in the back of the head, but doesn’t see any! I’m still amazed at how much these bodies are able to endure! Nico seems to have taking a liking to where Tyler fell over! Nico grabs the chair the timekeeper was using and folds it up… OH! OH COME ON! HASN’T THIS GONE FAR ENOUGH?! NICO SWINGS THE CHAIR BACK… CON-CHAIR-TO!!!! CON-CHAIR-TO!!!! HE NAILS TYLER PARKER IN THE HEAD WITH THE STEEL CHAIR FOR THE CON-CHAIR-TO!!! WHAT A BRUTAL SHOT TO THE HEAD AND NICO SHOUTS AT THE REFEREE TO CHECK HIM!

(The referee shuffles over to Tyler, who’s barely moving an inch, he checks thoroughly for blood, but is unable to find any.)

Cherish: I JUST DON’T KNOW… THE REFEREE SAYS HE’S UNABLE TO FIND BLOOD! NICO TOSSES DOWN THE CHAIR AND IS FURIOUS! Nico paces back and force, before getting in the referee’s face… he’s not pleased at all! He thought he had this match in the bag! Nico shoves the referee out of the way, walking back over to the exhausted Tyler Parker, who’s still barely moving… Nico grabs him by the tights, pulling him back up, tossing him underneath the ropes! It looks like they’re taking it back to the ring for now! I don’t know what else Nico can even do other than beat the flesh right off Tyler’s body! Nico pulls himself up, along with Tyler! Tyler barely able to stand—BUT NICO LEAPS ONTO TYLER’S BACK! HOOKING UNDER HIS ARMS WITH HIS LEGS AND HIS OWN ARMS! CRUCIFIX DRIVER!!!! THE CRUCIFIX DRIVER CONNECTS! AND TYLER’S HEAD VIOLENTLY HITS THE MAT AS NICO TELLS THE REFEREE TO CHECK ONCE AGAIN!

(Once again, the referee checks on Tyler’s head, but no blood is found.)

Pierre McGuire: NICO ISN’T DONE! NICO SEE’S THE SIGNAL FOR NO BLOOD! AND HE PULLS TYLER UP! WHAT?! UPPERCUT FROM TYLER! AND A FOREARM FROM TYLER! THE DESPERATE TYLER IS FIRING BACK! HE’S FIGHTING BACK! HE LIVES! BUT NICO ISN’T HAVING IT! NICO FIRES BACK WITH STRONG FOREARMS OF HIS OWN! AND FISTS OF HIS OWN! AND NOW THE TWO ARE TIREDLY THROWING FISTS AT ONCE ANOTHER! ONE FROM NICO! ONE FROM TYLER! ONE FROM NICO! ANOTHER FROM TYLER! AND THERE’S NICO WITH A RIGHT! A LEFT! A RIGHT! HE FORCES TYLER INTO THE CORNER!!!… TAKING OFF IN A SPRINT AFTER HIM!!! RUNNING LARIAT TO THE CORNERED PARKER! NO! TYLER ESCAPES THE CORNER AND POSITIONS HIMSELF BEHIND NICO! NICO ATTEMPTS TO SPIN AROUND OUT OF DESPERATION OF BEING ABLE TO SIGHT TYLER! BUT TYLER PULLS NICO BACK RIGHT INTO A SHARP EDGED KNEE INTO HIS SPINE! THEN PULLS HIM BACK IN!!!

Cherish: ACROSS THE PARK!!! THE ACROSS THE PARK!!! HE GOT HIM!!! THE ROLLING CUTTER CONNECTS! TYLER’S LAST ATTEMPT TO WIN THIS MATCH HAS TO HAPPEN NOW! AND TYLER TURNS NICO OVER… MOUNTING NICO! AND HE’S DRIVING HIS TAPED FISTS INTO NICO’S HEAD! NICO IS DEFENDING HIMSELF THE BEST HE CAN! BUT HE’S JUST AS EXHAUSTED AS TYLER IS AT THIS POINT! TYLER IS NOT GIVING UP! TYLER IS DRIVING CLOSED FIST AFTER CLOSED FIST INTO NICO’S HEAD! AND NICO IS FADING! HE KEEPS HIS HANDS UP TO DEFEND HIMSELF, BUT NOT FOR LONG! NICO IS OUT! HE’S OUT COLD! BUT TYLER CONTINUES! HE’S GOING TO BEAT THE HELL OUT OF NICO UNTIL BLOOD IS DRAWN! PLENTIFUL FISTS!!!… AND TYLER RIPS THE TAPE OFF HIS HANDS AND BEATS NICO IN THE HEAD WITH HIS BARE KNUCKLES HARD ENOUGH TO BUST HIM OPEN! NICO IS BUSTED OPEN AND THE REFEREE CALLS FOR THE BELL!!! NICO’S FACE BECOMES A CRIMSON MASK!!!

(Ding! Ding! Ding!)

(“Never Catch Me” by Travis Scott loudly plays, as the referee has to pry Tyler Parker off Nico Borg, as Tyler sadistically looks around the arena, then smirking as he looks down to Nico.)
Ring Announcer: The winner of this match… TYLEEEEEEEEEEEEERRRRRRRRRRRRR PAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRKKKKKKKKKKKKEEEEEEEERRRRRRRRR!!!

Pierre McGuire: MY GOODNESS WHAT A BRUTAL AND INTENSE MATCH THIS WAS! THIS WAS FAR FROM A WRESTLING MATCH! THIS WAS A WAR! THIS WAS A FIGHT TO BEGIN WITH AND THEY LET IT KNOWN! THIS FIGHT WAS INTENSIFIED AS WEAPONS WERE INTRODUCED AND THEY WENT TO ALL ENDS TO MAKE EACH OTHER BLEED… BUT THE ENDURANCE OF THEIR BODIES REFUSED TO LET THEM BLEED FOR THE LONGEST TIME! NICO FOUGHT AS HARD AS HE COULD! THERE’S POINTS WHERE I EVEN BELIEVED HE WON, BUT IN THE END TYLER HAS DONE IT! TYLER HAS DEFEATED THE ALMIGHTY NICO BORG!!!

Cherish: I was on the edge of my seat the ENTIRE time! I couldn’t honestly tell who was going to bleed first! These two gave it THEIR all… and even then it took a whole lot more! It took Tyler literally knocking Nico Borg out cold and beating the blood right out of his head! I don’t think either man will walk out of this match the same again! I applaud them both, but Tyler is the only man walking out victorious tonight…

(The camera focuses on Tyler Parker celebrating his win on the second rope, then pans down to the medics assisting a now conscious Nico Borg, placing a white towel against his forehead, preventing any further blood from pouring out of the head, as the camera fades elsewhere.)

( The camera picks up backstage in the personal locker-room of Lannister and Athena Vendetta, who are already mid-conversation. )

Lannister: And Lioncross thought he poised a threat?

Athena: There was not an ounce of doubt all along. He was what you said he was – a cowardly, desperate lion. And this test proved far too much to handle – again.

Lannister: Power be dare to those that wield it.

Athena: Preciously. I don’t think Lioncross will attempt to come at you again. Which is why… I have been working on something, on the side. This roster is proving to not heed a threat to your rising conquests, and like it or not – you are bound to be bored by beating up on the inferior talents like Lioncross and Matt Ryder.

Lannister: It’s not about what Lannister wants, it’s about the example.

Athena: Couldn’t be in anymore agreement… which is why, there is somebody I’d like for you to meet.

( Athena yells “Come in” to the outside, as the door cracks open. )

Athena: Sebastian – I want you to meet… the Heart Break Gal. The pride and entity of the Vixen’s division, before you now. An empire of her own caliber. Individually, you have nothing left to prove, the both of you. But forging together? Consider it, and gold and conquests, shall be on your horizon.

( Heart Break Gal enters the screen, with her crimson red, royal attire. )

Heart Break Gal: Lannister…

( The screen fades as the two stare down with blank expression, before panning back to the center of the ring where the ring announcer is standing.)

Ring Announcer: The following match is scheduled for one fall… AND IT IS A NEW BREED CHAMPIONSHIP SCRAMBLE! The match will start with two participants, with one entering every five minutes, and once all six members are in the match, there will be an additional ten minutes until it is over… Whoever has the championship at the end of the time limit will be your EAW NEW BREED CHAMPION!

(“Never Gonna Stop” by Rob Zombie hits as red and white pyrotechnics blast off of the stage as Nobi runs out with two Indonesian flags, handing them to fans with Nobi merchandise before sliding into the ring.)

Ring Announcer: Introducing first! From Indonesia, weighing in at 228 pounds… HE IS THE INDONESIAN MAT MAGICIAN… NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOBIII!!

Cherish: Now THIS match has been one I have been anticipating! These six men have found their way into this match one way or another, and they all have been expressing severe commitment and passion towards that New Breed Championship all week! Nobi started off hot in the series, but every flame dies down and that’s how he was towards the end, but it did not stop him from accumulating the second most points!

(“Many Men” by 50 Cent hits as silver pyrotechnics blast off in a sprinkler pattern before Chris Elite runs out with the New Breed Championship around his waist, slapping hands with supportive fans and posing on the apron.)

Ring Announcer: Introducing second! From Brooklyn, New York, weighing in at 225 pounds… HE IS THE EAW NEW BREED CHAMPIONNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN…. CHRISSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS ELITTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTEEEEE!!!!!

Pierre: OUR NEW BREED CHAMPION! He has reigned strong for eleven weeks, and since he made JJ Silva tap out way back in August, not many people have been able to pull one over on Mister Showdown himself! Elite has had a content performance in the scramble series, and just like Nobi, he finished with a high ranking and decided to fight the endurance game by choosing to start early!

(Ding! Ding! Ding!)

Cherish: AND CHRIS ELITE IMMEDIATELY STARTS UNLOADING RIGHT HANDS OVER AND OVER! But Nobi catches one of them, and HEADBUTT FROM THE INDONESIAN! Nobi maneuvers behind Elite and a hooks his arm… BACK SUPLEX! BUT ELITE FLIPS AND LANDS ON HIS FEET! Nobi turns around… AND CHRIS ELITE LEAPS UP FOR AN ENZUIGIRI! BUT NOBI DUCKS UNDERNEATH THE KICK AS ELITE MISSES! Elite is hopping on one foot as Nobi holds his other… AND NOBI PULLS HIM BACK AND IN! AND LIFTS! WHEELBARROW SITOUT FACEBUSTER FROM NOBI! Without a second to spare he moves in towards the skull of Elite and applies a headlock, wearing and tearing on that neck!

Pierre: That he is! Elite is lifting his head back, trying to break the hold, but Nobi wastes no time as he drives an elbow into the side of Chris’s extended neck! Nobi pulls Elite to his feet and transitions into a side headlock… AND NOBI WITH A FLOWING SNAP DDT! BUT ELITE SPINS OUT OF IT! AND KICK TO THE GUT OF NOBI, AND ELITE HOOKS HIM IN… ROLLING FISHERMAN’S NECKBREAKER CONNECTS AND NOBI JERKS UP IN PAIN! Elite is to his feet as he runs off the opposite ropes… AND CHRIS ELITE WITH A RUNNING DROPKICK TO THE FACE OF NOBI! Nobi rolls to the apron, seeking safety as he pulls himself to his feet… BUT ELITE CHARGES! CHRIS WITH A CLOTHESLIN—NOBI WITH A SHOULDER THRUST BETWEEN THE ROPES! Elite is bent over and Nobi takes a step back… RUNNING LEAPING KNEE! AND ELITE SPINS AROUND AND NOBI GRABS HIS NECK, NECKBREAKER OVER THE TOP ROPE!

Cherish: The New Breed champion is stumbling in the ring now as Nobi rolls in behind him… AND NOBI CHARGES! DISCUS LARIAT! BUT ELITE DUCKS UNDERNEATH IT AS NOBI MISSES, AND ELITE HOOK HIM IN! BROOKLYN BOMBER! THE BLUE THUNDER BOMB CONNECTS AS NOBI’S HEAD BOUNCES OFF THE BACK OF THE CANVAS VICIOUSLY! Elite is to his feet now as he runs off the ropes… AND THE CHAMPION WITH A BACK SENTON! AND NOBI HAS THE BREATH TAKEN OUT OF HIM AS HE GRIPS HIS RIBS IN SHEER PAIN! The champion is rolling here as he pulls Nobi to his feet… AND ELITE WHIPS HIM INTO THE CORNER! He takes a step back… AND CHRIS CHARGES! THE BOX OFFICE SMASH! THE HELLUVA KICK TO NOBI! BUT NOBI LUNGES OUT OF THE WAY AND ELITE HAS HIS LEG CAUGHT ON THE TOP ROPE! AND HERE COMES AN ENTRANT!

Three…. Two…. One….

(“Coma Black” by Marilyn Manson hits as Ryan Savage storms down to the ring.)

Pierre: AND SAVAGE SLIDES IN AND HE IMMEDIATELY LEVELS NOBI WITH A LARIAT! AND NOW HE MOVES HIS ATTENTION TOWARDS ELITE, WHO IS STUCK ON THE CORNER LIKE A DAMSEL IN DISTRESS… AND SAVAGE HOOKS HIS ARMS AROUND HIM! EXPLODER GERMAN SUPLEX CONNECTS AND CHRIS FLIES ACROSS THE RING! These two men had a HELL of a fight last week, and Savage is showing no remorse as he pulls Elite to his feet and shoves him into the corner… CHEST CHOP! AND NOW AN OPEN SLAP TO HIS STERNUM AND ELITE HOWLS IN PAIN AS THAT LEFT A DEFINITIVE IMPRINT! Savage takes a step back as Elite stumbles out of the corner… AND BACK BODY DROP FROM SAVAGE! BUT NOBI WAS BEHIND HIM AND NOBI CATCHES ELITE MID AIR, HAS HIM ON HIS SHOULDERS! AND SAVAGE TURNS AROUND… AND NOBI POWERBOMBS CHRIS ELITE INTO RYAN SAVAGE AS BOTH MEN FALL BACK INTO THE CORNER!

Cherish: Nobi takes a step back as his two opponents stand together in the corner… AND NOBI CHARGES! CORNER SPLASH! BUT SAVAGE SHOVES ELITE INTO NOBI BEFORE HE CAN LEAP AND BOTH MEN BUTT HEADS, DAZING ONE ANOTHER! Ryan takes a step back… AND HE CHARGES! DOUBLE CLOTHESLINE TO ELITE AND NOBI! BUT BOTH MEN DUCK UNDERNEATH IT, AND HOOK HIM IN! ELITE AND NOBI CONNECT WITH A DOUBLE URANAGE TO THE 265 POUNDER! THEY JUST LEVELED HIM WITH A SHOWING OF ODD TEAMWORK! Elite and Nobi look at one another… AND NOBI KICKS HIM RIGHT IN THE GUT! AND NOBI PULLS HIM IN… FLOWING SNAP DDT! BUT YET AGAIN ELITE DOES NOT FALL BACK AS HE HURLS HIMSELF BACKWARD, CONNECTING WITH A BEAUTIFUL NORTHERN LIGHTS SUPLEX!

Pierre: Elite pulls Nobi to his feet, and he hooks him in… AND CHRIS ELITE CONNECTS WITH A BODYSLAM, DROPPING NOBI ONTO THE MIDSECTION OF RYAN SAVAGE! Elite leaps over both of them and starts to ascend up the corner, trying to perfectly balance himself… AND HE LEAPS! BOMBS! OVER! BROOKLYN! THE FROG SPLASH ON BOTH MEN CONNECTS AND SAVAGE ROLLS OUT OF THE RING HOLDING HIS MIDSECTION! ELITE TOOK QUITE A HIT THERE AS WELL, AND ALL THREE MEN ARE STRUGGLING TO REGAIN COMPOSURE! AND IT IS TIME FOR PARTICIPANT NUMBER FOUR!

Three…. Two…. One…

(“Can’t be Touched” by Roy Jones Jr. plays as Terry Chambers sprints down to the ring in a rage.)

Cherish: AND TERRY CHAMBERS CONNECTS WITH A BRUTAL SPEAR ON CHRIS ELITE WHO WAS BARELY TO HIS FEET! Terry pulls Nobi up and whips him into the ropes… AND CHAMBERS WITH A SPINEBUSTER THAT RATTLES NOBI TO THE CORE! Savage is starting to get up using the apron and Terry lifts Elite up… AND TERRY CHAMBERS TOSSES CHRIS ELITE BETWEEN THE ROPES AND RIGHT INTO RYAN SAVAGE AS BOTH MEN FALL DOWN! TERRY IS ON A TEAR HERE AS HE PULLS NOBI TO HIS FEET, AND HE PULLS HIM TO HIS SHOULDERS… TERRY IS LOOKING FOR THE T-5! BUT NOBI SLIPS OFF AND GOES OFF THE ROPES! HANDSPRING FROM NOBI AS HE BOUNCES OFF THE ROPES… PENDULUM LARIAT FROM NOB—TERRY CHAMBERS KICKS HIM IN THE GUT ON THE RETURN BOUNCE! AND CHAMBERS PULLS HIM BETWEEN HIS LEGS, AND HOISTS HIM UP… CHAMBERS OF PAIN! THE SITOUT POWERBOMB CONNECTS AND HE HOOKS THE LEG!

ONE!………… TWO!………….. THREE!……………

Ring Announcer: Terry Chambers is your current NEW BREED CHAMPION!

Pierre: TERRY CHAMBERS CAME IN HERE AND LIT THIS PLACE UP! Chambers pulls Nobi to his feet and tosses him outside the ring, where Elite and Savage are trying to get up… AND TERRY IS NOT GOING TO PLAY IT SAFE! HE ROLLS OUT AND STARTS UNLOADING RIGHT HANDS TO EVERYONE! ELITE, NOBI, AND SAVAGE ARE ALL TAKING HITS AS TERRY IS UNLEASHED! Chambers shoves Elite back into the steel steps, visibly hurting from that blow… AND CHAMBERS CHARGES! TERRY WITH A SPEAR! A SPEAR! BUT ELITE LEAPS OUT OF THE WAY AND TERRY GOES HEAD AND SHOULDER FIRST INTO THOSE STEPS! HE IS SO RATTLED! Chambers stumbles back… AND RYAN SAVAGE PULLS TERRY UP INTO HIS ARMS, AND HE IS CARRYING HIM AROUND… AND RYAN SAVAGE CHARGES! AND SAVAGE WITH A RUNNING POWERSLAM THAT SENDS CHAMBERS THROUGH THE BARRICADE! OH MY LORD, CHERISH, HE JUST KILLED OUR CURRENT CHAMP!

Cherish: ABSOLUTE ANNIHILATION FROM SAVAGE! Ryan is slowly getting to his feet as he turns arou—NOBI WITH A DROPKICK TO HIS GUT! AND CHRIS ELITE WITH A DROPKICK TO THE SIDE OF HIS HEAD AS HE WAS BENT OVER! Savage is in a bad position as Nobi and Elite hook him in… AND THEY GO FOR A DOUBLE SUPLEX ON SAVAGE! BUT RYAN SAVAGE WEIGHS HIMSELF DOWN, AND HE SUPLEXES BOTH MEN! RYAN SAVAGE DISPLAYING ABSOLUTE STRENGTH AS HE HAS TAKEN ALL THREE MEN OUT, AND NOW HE AWAITS WHO IS NEXT!

Three…. Two… One.

(”Be Somebody” by Thousand Foot Krutch plays as Nick Angel quickly walks down the ring, looking smug as Savage moves towards him.)

Pierre: AND NICK ANGEL IS THE FIFTH PARTICIPANT AND HE WASTES NO TIME! RIGHT HAND FROM SAVAGE! RIGHT HAND FROM ANGEL! SAVAGE! ANGEL! SAVAGE! ANGEL! AND SAVAGE GOES FOR ANOTHER ONE BUT NICK CATCHES HIS HAND, AND KICKS HIM SQUARE IN THE GUT! Nick drags Ryan towards the side of the ring… AND HE GOES TO SMASH HIS MASKED FACE INTO THE APRON! BUT SAVAGE WITH AN ELBOW! ANOTHER! A THIRD! AND NICK CANNOT CONNECT WITH THE FACE BASH AS SAVAGE PULLS BACK, AND DRIVES HIM FACE FIRST INTO THE CORNER POST! BUT NO! CHRIS ELITE IS UP AND BEHIND SAVAGE… AND SAVAGE TURNS AROUND! THE BOX OFFICE SMASH! THE HELLUVA KICK AND HE SENDS SAVAGE’S HEAD INTO THE BACK OF THE CORNER POST! Elite rolls Ryan into the ring and he goes to cover!

Cherish: BUT NOBI GRABS HIM THE FOOT AND PULLS HIM OUT OF THE RING, AND NOBI HOOKS HIM IN! URANAGE BACKBREAKER CONNECTS AS ELITE IS SPLATTERED OVER THE KNEE OF NOBI! Nobi hooks him in for a german suplex… AND TERRY CHAMBERS CHARGES! BIG BOOT TO THE BACK OF NOBI’S HEAD! AND HE TERRY ROLLS NOBI INTO THE RING AND FOLLOWS UP BEHIND HIM AS ELITE LAYS OUTSIDE THE RING, TRYING TO RECOVER! Terry is wasting no time as he stomps on the body of Nobi over and over, and he pulls him to his feet… AND HE HOISTS HIM ON HIS SHOULDER! LOOKING FOR THE T-5! BUT RYAN SAVAGE KICKS HIM IN THE GUT, AND NOBI STUMBLES TO THE CORNER! Savage hooks Terry in… BUT TERRY SPINS OUT QUICKLY! AND TERRY WHIPS HIM IN THE CORNER! CHAMBERS CHARGES… CORNER SPEA—RYAN SAVAGE SIDESTEPS AND TERRY GOES SHOULDER FIRST INTO THE POST! Savage turns arou—NOBI BOUNCES OFF THE ROPES! PENDULUM LARIAT! FINISHING LARIAT FROM NOBI CONNECTS AND HE HOOKS THE LEG OF SAVAGE!

ONE!…………. TWO!…………. THREE!………………

Ring Announcer: Nobi is your current NEW BREED CHAMPION!

Pierre: AND NOBI IS YOUR CURRENT NEW BREED CHAMPION! BUT IT IS TIME FOR THE LAST ENTRANT TO COME OUT, AND WE KNOW WHO IT IS!

Three…. Two…. One…

(“Burn in My Light” by Mercy Drive plays as Rex McAllister runs out, tossing his Rex Effect jacket into the crowd.)

Pierre: AND REX MCALLISTER ROLLS INTO THE RING AND HIM AND NOBI START THE EXCHANGE! THESE TWO HAVE SEEN EACH OTHER NUMEROUS TIMES ON SHOWDOWN, AND NOW THEY MEET AGAIN! Rex quickly ducks underneath a right hand from Nobi, and he hooks him in from behind… TIGER SUPLEX FROM REX! McAllister gets to his feet and he notices Terry Chambers who is ailing in the corner… AND REX HOOKS THE BIG DETROIT MAN IN! FALL AWAY SLAM FROM REX AND TERRY IS NOW DOWN! AND REX RUNS TOWARDS SAVAGE WHO IS LYING ON THE GROUND! AND REX WITH A BEAUTIFUL BACK SENTON THAT KNOCKS THE AIR RIGHT OUT OF HIS LUNGS! MEANWHILE NICK ANGEL AND CHRIS ELITE ARE BRAWLING ON THE OUTSIDE, EXCHANGING RIGHTS AND LEFTS OVER AND OVER! BUT NICK ANGEL KICKS HIM IN THE GUT, AND HOOKS HIM IN… HE HOISTS HIM UP! DOUBLE UNDERHOOK POWERBOMB INTO THE BARRICADE! NICK ANGEL LOOKING DOMINANT!

Cherish: BUT WATCH OUT! NICK ANGEL TURNS AROUND AND REX IS LEAPING OVER THE TOP ROPE WITH A SPLASH TO THE OUTSIDE! REX MCALLISTER TAKES ANGEL OUT AND HE IS THE LAST MAN STANDING RIGHT NOW! Rex pulls Angel to his feet and slides him into the ring, and Rex grips that top rope as he waits for Nick to get to his feet… AND NICK STANDS AND TURNS! REX LEAPS! TORNADO DDT! THE REX EFFECT! BUT NICK ANGEL LEVELS HIM ON HIS KNEE WITH AN ATOMIC DROP! Nick Angel drops back and bounces off the rope… HEARTSBANE! HEARTSBANE! THE POUNCE CONNECTS ON REX MCALLISTER AS NICK DRIVES HIM TO THE MAT! NICK HOOKS THE LEGS AND IS PULLING ON THE TRUNKS!

ONE!……… TWO!…………. THREE!…………….

Ring Announcer: Nick Angel is your current NEW BREED CHAMPION!

Pierre: AND NOW NICK ANGEL IS IN CONTROL WITH THE TITLE! Nick Angel turns arou–RYAN SAVAGE KICKS HIM IN THE GUT! AND RYAN SAVAGE HOOKS HIM ON HIS SHOULDERS… AND RUNNING DEATH VALLEY DRIVER CONNECTS ONTO NICK ANGEL, AND SAVAGE IS LOOKING TO TAKE THAT TITLE RIGHT OFF OF HI–TERRY CHAMBERS CHARGES AND LEVELS SAVAGE WITH A CLOTHESLINE! AND NOW TERRY IS UNLEASHING ELBOW DROP AFTER ELBOW DROP, SIMPLY TEARING THAT STERNUM OF SAVAGE APART! Terry gets to his feet is waiting for Savage to stand up… BUT NOBI IS BEHIND HIM! AND NOBI WITH AN INVERTED HEADLOCK BACKBREAKER! AND NOBI HAS HIM IN POSITION FOR THE SIGNATURE FLOWING SNAP DDT! BUT REX MCALLISTER WITH A SPINNING HEEL KICK TO THE FACE OF NOBI, HALTING HIM IN HIS TRACKS! Rex pulls Nobi in… AND REX MCALLISTER WITH A MICHINOKU DRIVER!

Cherish: BUT BEFORE REX CAN HOOK THE LEG HE IS MET WITH A KICK TO THE BACK OF HIS HEAD BY RYAN SAVAGE! AND SAVAGE PULLS HIM UP AND IS UNLOADING WITH RIGHT AND LEFT HANDS OVER AND OVER, SIMPLY TEARING DOWN THE WALLS OF REX! Savage lifts Rex over his shoulder… AND CHARGES HIM INTO THE CORNER! SAVAGE JUST DROVE THAT MCALLISTER SPINE INTO THAT CORNER! Savage seats Rex on the top turnbuckle as he ascends up to the second rope… AND SAVAGE HOOKS HIM IN! RYAN SAVAGE IS LOOKING FOR A SUPERPLEX ONTO REX MCALLISTER! LOOKOUT! TERRY CHAMBERS IS TO HIS FEET, AND HE HOOKS SAVAGE BY THE LEGS… AND CHAMBERS POWERBOMBS SAVAGE TO THE MAT, AND REX FLIES WITH HIM! THE TOWER OF DOOM AS TERRY STANDS TAL—CHRIS ELITE WITH A SUPERKICK FROM THE APRON AS TERRY TURNS AROUND! AND ELITE GRIPS THAT TOP ROPE AS TERRY FALLS INTO THE CORNER… BOMBS OVER BROOKLYN! THE SPRINGBOARD FROG SPLASH ONTO THE GUT OF RYAN SAVAGE CONNECTS AND ELITE HOOKS THE LEGS!

ONE!……….. TWO!…………. THREE!…..

Ring Announcer: Chris Elite is your current NEW BREED CHAMPION!

Pierre: WHAT A SMART MOVE FROM OUR VETERAN CHAMP! HE STAYED OUTSIDE AND WAITED UNTIL HIS MOMENT TO STRIKE! AND WITH LESS THAN TWO MINUTES REMAINING, NICK ANGEL IS UP AND HIM AND ELITE EXCHANGE STRIKES! BUT NICK ANGEL CONNECTS WITH AN UPPERCUT THAT SHAKES THE FOUNDATION OF ELITE, AND HE HOOKS HIM IN… BELLY TO BELLY SUPLEX CONNECTS! Angel gets to his feet, smirking… BUT NOBI LEVELS HIM WITH DISCUS ELBOW TO THE BACK OF HIS HEAD, AND NOBI PULLS NICK ANGEL UP INTO A SIDE HEADLOCK… AND FLOWING SNAP DDT! THIS TIME IT CONNECTS AND NOBI GOES FOR THE COVER! BUT BEFORE HE CAN DROP DOWN AND COVER, HE IS LEVELED BY TERRY CHAMBERS WITH A SPEAR! SPEAR! Nobi rolls out of the ring in pain, and Terry pulls the lifeless Angel to his feet… AND HE HOOKS HIM OVER HIS SHOULDERS! TERRY CHAMBERS UNLOADS! T-5! T-5 CONNECTS AND ANGEL IS DOWN, AND TERRY COVERS, LOOKING FOR A WIN!

ONE!………… TWO!……………….

Cherish: BUT CHRIS ELITE PULLS HIM OFF WITH LESS THAN A MINUTE REMAINING, AND ROUNDHOUSE KICK TO THE SIDE OF HIS HEAD! Terry is on knees, dazed… AND ELITE PULLS HIM IN! SNAP DDT CONNECTS AS HE SHOVES HIM AND NICK ANGEL OUT OF THE RING! Savage is trying to get to his feet using the ropes… AND CHRIS CHARGES! BUT RYAN SAVAGE WITH A BACK BODY DROP TO THE OUTSIDE! BUT ELITE LANDED ON THE APRON AS SAVAGE STUMBLES AWAY… Ryan turns around… AND CHRIS ELITE WITH A SPRINGBOARD MISSILE DROPKICK THAT LEVELS SAVAGE! ELITE IS THE ONLY MAN STANDING WITH LESS THAN TEN SECONDS REMAI—REX MCALLISTER IS ON THE APRON BEHIND ELITE, AND HE LAUNCHES HIMSELF! REVERSE TORNADO DDT! THE REVERSE REX EFFECT CONNECTS AND REX COVERS! FIVE SECONDS LEFT!

ONE!………….. TWO!………… THREE!…………

Pierre: HE PINS HIM! AND THE CLOCK IS COUNTING DOWN, TWO… ONE… AND REX MCALLISTER SPRINGS TO THE CORNER, HE JUST WON THE NEW BREED CHAMPIONSHIP AS THE CLOCK EXPIRES! REX MCALLISTER WINS IT ALL AT THE LAST SECOND!

(Ding! Ding! Ding!)

(“Burn in my Light” by Mercy Drive plays as Rex McAllister is handed the New Breed Championship, as he falls to his knees and holds it above his head as Elite gazes at him in disbelief.)

Ring Announcer: And your winner of the NEW BREED CHAMPIONSHIP SCRAMBLE… AND NEW! NEW BREED CHAMPION… REXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX MCALLLISTERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!

Cherish: REX MCALLISTER DOES IT! HE WON THE SERIES AND STRATEGICALLY PICKED THE LAST ENTRANT, AND NOW HE USES HIS PREDATORY INSTINCT AND HEIGHTENED ENERGY TO COME AWAY WITH THE CHAMPIONSHIP! THAT COULD NOT OF BEEN ANYMORE DRAMATIC IF IT WAS PERFECTLY IMAGINED! REX MCALLISTER HAS WON IT ALL!

Pierre: YES! HE! HAS! I do not often find myself smiling at another male, BUT TONIGHT I AM GRINNING EAR TO EAR SEEING REX MCALLISTER HOLD THIS CHAMPIONSHIP TALL! We should not take away from the other competitors, especially Chris Elite who picked to enter this match right in the beginning and almost came away with the title in the end… But Rex McAllister found his way with five seconds left, and with everyone else taken out, it was his pin to get. Congratulations, Rex McAllister.

(The camera fades from Rex kissing the New Breed Title, holding it high as it transitions into a patiently waiting Max A. Million, who is standing by with the victorious… TYLER PARKER! )

( Tyler Parker and Max enter the scene, with Tyler just gushing with a laughing expression, and before Max could even ask him a question, he grabs the microphone. )

Tyler: HA. Nico Borg, where’s your GOD now? WHERE’S HIS GUIDANCE? WHERE’S HIS LIGHT THAT SHINES UPON YOU? God didn’t help you… HE HELPED ME. THIS WAS WHAT HE INTENDED ALL ALONG. He intended to get your hopes up, just to make it all the much sweeter for me. There has been nothing sweeter than seeing you lose your grace and faith all in one fall swoop…

As much as I’d like to continue to be a thorn at your side, Nico – simply put, I have bigger fish to fry. You are nothing to me – you just proved to be another man. I have my sights set on something higher – something better. It’s about time I got myself back into the fold for a world championship. I don’t care if I have to go through any of the three men competing next, or all three at one time – or hell, an elimination chamber. I fully intend to get it done. You are bound to your fate – and I’m bound to something greater, Nico.

I’m going to sit back and watch this mainevent closely. Because whoever is walking out with that championship – consider yourself marked.

( Tyler Parker walks off to find a television, as the camera fades back to the ring… )

(Video package plays; highlighting the feud between Ares Vendetta, The Pizza Boy, and Tiberius Jones for the Answers World Championship)

(Camera transitions back to the Alamodome as the Ring Announcer stands in the center of the ring)

(“The Mission” by Puscifer ft Milla Jovovich plays all throughout the Alamodome as a cocky Tiberius Jones makes his way out to the stage in green and blue attire and a Komodo Dragon mask on before taking it off as he makes his way towards the ring)

Cherish: This a match we’ve been waiting for for a long time, and it’s finally here as Tiberius is the first to make his way out here, looking as confident as ever.

Pierre: He’s practically glowing tonight – oozing with charisma and looking to make his allies proud such as his mentor, Jaywalker. What better way to do that than by becoming the Answers World Champion right here tonight in San Antonio?

Cherish: I have no doubt beating the likes of his bitter rival, The Pizza Boy, AND taking the Answers World Championship would be a dream come true for Tiberius, and he’s certainly got all the tools to make it happen.

(“Chic n’ Stu” by System of a Down plays all throughout the Alamodome as a determined Pizza Boy makes his way out to the stage in black attire and the National Elite Championship around his waist)

Pierre: And for every bit of confidence Tiberius has, this man looks like he has an answer to it with sheer tenacity and determination.

Cherish: The Pizza Boy’s journey to get here has been… An interesting one to say the least. He’s easily one of the biggest underdogs this company has ever seen, yet also very successful in his own right, having had an undefeated streak, two National Elite Championship reigns, and a huge Pain For Pride victory under his belt.

Pierre: And what a way to top it off if he can pull out the win here tonight and become not just a double Champion, but a WORLD Champion. Who would have ever expected to see something like that?

(“Bloodlust” by contRoVersy plays all throughout the Alamodome as a solemn Ares Vendetta makes his way out to the stage in red and white attire, with the Answers World Championship wrapped around his waist)

Cherish: And lastly, our reigning and very controversial Champion, Ares Vendetta.

Pierre: Looking as handsome as usual as well.

Cherish: …. Right, but anyway, I don’t think there’s any doubting that Ares’ time as Answers World Champion has been hard-fought, having just narrowly escaped the likes of Mr. DEDEDE, Devan Dubian, Hades The Hellraiser, Tyler Parker, Lannister, and Brian Daniels. Yet, this may even prove to be a greater challenge here tonight.

Pierre: Ares is, undoubtedly, as determined as they come when he steps into that ring. He’s willing to hurt himself and his opponent if means capturing the victory, and that was really what pushed him just enough to win, but we’ve also seen somewhat of a change in his mindset as of Territorial Invasion, and that may either be a good thing or it could be a bad thing. I suppose we’ll find out soon enough.

(Ares crouches down in a nearby corner of the ring, staring down with The Pizza Boy and Tiberius Jones as the lights in the Alamodome dim and a spotlight appears on all three competitors)

Announcer: The following contest is a Triple Threat Match scheduled for ONE fall…. AND IT IS FOR THE ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPIONSHHHHIIIIIIIPPPPPP!!!…..

(The crowd erupts with cheers)

Announcer: Introducing the challengers… First, from Gaia…. He weighed in tonight at 213 Pounds…. He is “The Komodo Dragon”…. HE IS TIBERIUS JOOOOOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSS!!!….

(Tiberius Jones taunts the crowd as they jeer)

Announcer: Next, from New York City, New York…. He weighed in tonight at 175 Pounds…. HE IS THE EAW NATIONAL ELITE CHAMPION….. “THE HEARTBURN KID”, THE PIZZA BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!…..

(The Pizza Boy clutches the ropes behind him, eager to start as the crowd cheers)

Announcer: And lastly…. From the Land of the Rising Sun…. He weighed in tonight at 217 Pounds…. HE IS THE REIGNING AND DEFENDING ANSWERS CHAMPION OF THE WORLD….

(Ares takes the Answers World Championship off his waist and stands up)

Announcer: HE IS “THE BLACK VULTURE”, ARES VEEEEENNNNNNNNNNNDDDDDDDDEEEEEEETTTTTTAAAAAAAA!!!…..

(The crowd boos as Ares holds up the Answers World Championship for everyone to see moments before the lights in the Alamodome come back on. Ares hands the Championship over to the Referee, who shows it to Tiberius and the Pizza Boy before holding it up for the hard camera to see and handing it off to the Timekeeper. The Referee calls for the bell)

(DING! DING! DING!)

Cherish: This triple threat contest for the Answers World Title is officially underway as all three competitors have yet to make a move, as they’re all perfectly aware the first one made could be crucial. All three men exercising caution as they make their way towards one another…

Pierre: And despite there being No Disqualifications in a triple threat contest, none of them have gone for any weapons. Pizza Boy has said he can win this on his own and Tiberius said the same, though who knows with the Champion himself, Ares Ven–

Cherish: JONES SPITS GREEN MIST IN THE FACE OF THE PIZZA BOY?!!

Pierre: I THINK I SPOKE TOO SOON!

Cherish: THE PIZZA BOY HAS BEEN BLINDED RIGHT OFF THE BAT BY TIBERIUS BEFORE JONES IMMEDIATELY GOES FOR ARES! The incoming lariat to Ares is no good as the Champion ducks it! Jones turns around to meet a spinning mule kick to the mid-section from Ares! Ares charges into the ropes, looking to follow it up! Jones forces himself forward, chasing after Ares and nailing him with a big knee to the gut against the ropes!

Pierre: The still-blinded Pizza Boy drops to the outside as Jones looks to potentially finish this match in record time! He nails Ares with a second knee to the gut! KOMODO BITE!!! JONES IS BITING ARES AGAINST THE ROPES! Ares forces him off as Jones drops down, but rolls right back up to his feet! JONES BURSTS FORWARD! SHORYUKEN!!! THAT BIG RUNNING UPPERCUT CONNECTS TO ARES WITH GREAT FORCE AS ARES DROPS! NO–JONES CATCHES HIM! HE WANTS TO END IT! HE WANTS TO END IT RIGHT HERE AND NOW AS HE TURNS ARES AROUND AND PICKS HIM UP IN AN ELECTRIC CHAIR POSITION! HE MIGHT BE ABLE TO PULL OFF A MASSIVE UPSET! THE GAME CLINCHER!!!!

Cherish: ARES IS FIGHTING THE ELECTRIC CHAIR DRIVER WITH ALL HE’S GOT, THROWING HARD SHOTS DOWN INTO THE SKULL OF JONES! JONES DROPS ARES OUT OF THE ELECTRIC CHAIR AND INTO A WAIST LOCK BEFORE CONNECTING WITH A DEVASTATING GERMAN SUPLEX!! HE BRIDGES FOR THE PIN!

Referee: ONE!!!!!!……… TWO!!!

Pierre: Barely a two count before the Champion kicks out! Jones is already looking a little flustered as he gets back to his feet immediately, thinking what to do next! He wants that Answers World Championship at any cost! Jones looks like he knows what he’s got in mind next as he makes his way out to the apron while Ares struggles to get back to his feet! Jones needs just one big move to put down Ares and that could be all she wrote! Jones clutches that top rope tightly, waiting for the moment to strike as Ares rises back to a vertical base! HE’S UP! JONES LEAPS TO THE TOP ROPE!!

Cherish: CHAIR SHOT FROM BEHIND?! THE PIZZA BOY WITH A LOUD CHAIR SHOT TO THE SPINE OF JONES BEFORE HE CAN JUMP TO THE TOP ROPE! ARES EXPLODES FORWARDS AND NAILS JONES WITH A BIG YAKUZA KICK, SENDING HIM OFF THE APRON AND CRASHING INTO THE EDGE OF OUR TABLE HERE AT RINGSIDE! The Pizza Boy is still fighting to properly see, but he’s not gonna let this match slip through his fingers just because Jones wanted to play dirty! He’s willing to get dirty himself as he makes his way over to his opponent! Jones is still on his feet as he stumbles forward into a hard shot to the mid-section with that chair! THE PIZZA BOY SMACKS THAT CHAIR OFF OF THE SPINE OF TIBERIUS! Jones still SOMEHOW on his feet as he turns… AND THE PIZZA BOY NAILS HIM WITH A SHOT TO THE FACE WITH THE STEEL CHAIR!!!

Pierre: ARES RUSHES IN WITH A SUICIDE DIVE STRAIGHT INTO THE DISTRACTED PIZZA BOY ON THE OUTSIDE!! Ares made sure to let the Pizza Boy take care of Jones before striking himself! He’s got a golden opportunity to potentially end this contest himself as he pulls Pizza Boy and himself back up! Ares sends him rolling back into the ring and makes his ascent up to the apron and up to the nearest corner of the ring! We know exactly what he’s looking for! We know how many men he’s taken out with this! Ares looks to add one more to that list as he perches himself on the top turnbuckle! METEORA!!!!!

Cherish: THE PIZZA BOY JUST BARELY ROLLS OUT OF THE WAY IN THE KNICK OF TIME!!

Pierre: BUT ARES MANAGES TO CATCH HIMSELF AS HE ROLLS ON IMPACT AND RIGHT BACK TO HIS FEET! The Pizza Boy scrambles to get back on his feet as quickly as possible, but he has no idea Ares Vendetta is stalking him from behind! The Pizza Boy is up and turns around AS ARES COMES CHARGING FOR HIM! LEAPING METEORA!!!!

Cherish: WHAT?! THE PIZZA BOY COUNTERS IT!! HE AVOIDS THE METEORA AS HE CATCHES ONE OF ARES’ LEGS!! HE’S ON HIS FEET WITH ARES IN HIS GRASP AS HE LOCKS IN A BOSTON CRAB!! THE PIZZA BOY WITH A SINGLE-LEG BOSTON CRAB ON THE CHAMPION AS ARES STARTS TO PANIC! HE’S LOOKING FOR THE ROPES, BUT THE PIZZA BOY IS HAVING NONE OF IT AS HE DRAGS ARES INTO THE CENTER OF THE RING, APPLYING MORE PRESSURE TO THIS HOLD!

Pierre: Even if he doesn’t get the win out of this, he could injure that leg of Ares and damage many of the Champion’s offense for the rest of this contest! Ares is doing ALL he possibly can to go somewhere, anywhere! The Pizza Boy looks as determined as ever with the green mist of Tiberius Jones still on his face! He wants the Answers World Championship and he’s willing to break Ares’ leg for it! ARES MAY HAVE NO CHOICE!

Cherish: TIBERIUS JONES SLIDES INTO THE RING WITH THAT CHAIR IN HAND THAT THE PIZZA BOY USED ON HIM! HE’S GOT BLOOD RUNNING DOWN HIS FOREHEAD AS HE GETS TO HIS FEET AND CHARGES! THE PIZZA BOY SEES THE ASSAULT COMING AS HE BREAKS THE HOLD ON ARES AND DUCKS THE INCOMING CHAIR SHOT FROM TIBERIUS! Tiberius realizes it was no good as he quickly turns around! Pizza Boy connects with a step-up enzuigiri on Jones! Jones drops that chair of his as he struggles to stay on his feet! The Pizza Boy is quickly back up as he pulls Jones in! COULD BE LOOKING TO FINISH THIS ONCE MORE AS HE TAKES JONES TO THE NEAREST CORNER! PIZZA 2 GO!!!! THE SLICED BREAD _#2 IS NO GOOD AS JONES CATCHES PIZZA BOY ON HIS SHOULDER! HE TURNS AROUND AND STARTS CHARGING WITH PIZZA BOY IN HIS GRASP! JONES LAUNCHES THE PIZZA BOY LIKE A LAWNDART INTO THE INCOMING CORNER OF THE RING!

Pierre: The Pizza Boy catches himself in the corner! HE LEAPS BACK AT TIBERIUS WITH A FLYING CROSSBODY! NO–JONES ROLLS BACK TO HIS FEET WITH THE PIZZA BOY ONCE MORE IN HIS GRASP! Tiberius struggles to keep Pizza Boy in his grasp as he looks for something to follow up with! Ares from behind now as he catches Tiberius with a waist lock! Pizza Boy takes advantage of the distracted Tiberius as he escapes his clutches! Jones is fighting whatever Ares is looking for! PIZZA BOY WITH A EUROPEAN UPPERCUT TO JONES AS ARES IMMEDIATELY TAKES JONES OUT WITH A GERMAN SUPLEX!! Not even a moment to breathe in this contest as Pizza Boy pulls Ares right back up to his feet! Ares pushes Pizza Boy off of him and swings with a big high kick, but it’s no good as Pizza Boy ducks! Pizza Boy with a waist lock on Ares from behind now! Ares swings an elbow into the mouth of Pizza Boy! Another elbow connects! Ares with a standing switch! THE PIZZA BOY IMMEDIATELY TURNS IT INTO A VICTORY ROLL ON ARES!!

Referee: ONE!!!!!!!……. TWO!!!!!!

Cherish: Ares kicks out of it as Tiberius Jones simultaneously breaks it up! The Pizza Boy easily gets back to his feet before either one of his opponents have a chance to do the same, contemplating what to do next… He nails Ares with multiple stomps before he can get back on his feet! Pizza Boy now immediately clutches the hair of Tiberius, dragging him up… HE SENDS TIBERIUS CRASHING SHOULDER-FIRST INTO THE NEAREST RINGPOST! Jones drops to the outside in pain as The Pizza Boy has Ares all to himself for a while, but it could be all the time he needs to finish this contest! He pulls Ares up, but Ares breaks from his grasp! There’s a big right hand! It’s blocked by Pizza Boy! Pizza Boy with a hard shot of his own! Another shot to Ares! ANOTHER! PIZZA BOY PULLS HIM IN! HE DRIVES HIM TO THE CORNER! PIZZA 2 GO!!!! Ares forces Pizza Boy off before they make it to the corner! Pizza Boy isn’t letting up whatsoever as he immediately bursts out of the corner Ares sent him in! Ares sidesteps the incoming Pizza Boy, sending him into the ropes now! Pizza Boy keeps the momentum going! INCOMING OFF THE ROPES!

Pierre: SPEAR!!! ARES VENDETTA NEARLY BREAKING PIZZA BOY IN HALF WITH A VIOLENT SPEAR OUT OF NOWHERE! Ares has finally gotten the upperhand in this contest and he knows it! He nails the downed Pizza Boy with a hard forearm to the face! Ares mounts the chest of Pizza Boy, taking a moment to torture him as he lays into him with a flurry of hard shots as payback for earlier! That sick, sadistic look we’ve seen all too much from Ares Vendetta as he nods, thinking to himself.. Ares grabs a hold of Pizza Boy, dragging him up! HE PULLS HIM IN, HOOKING BOTH ARMS OF PIZZA BOY!! PEDIGREE DRIVER!!!! THE PIZZA BOY FORCES ARES UP WITH ALL HE’S GOT FOR A BACK BODY DROP OUT OF IT!!

Cherish: ARES LANDS PERFECTLY ON HIS FEET! HE NAILS THE PIZZA BOY WITH A LOUD SUPERKICK TO THE BACK OF THE SKULL AND TURNS HIM AROUND, PICKING THE NATIONAL ELITE CHAMPION UP ON HIS SHOULDERS! PIZZA BOY IS FIGHTING WITH WHATEVER HE’S GOT LEFT! HE THROWS ELBOW AFTER ELBOW INTO THE SIDE OF ARES’ SKULL! Ares is faltering! He drops to one knee as Pizza Boy throws rapid elbows! ARES FORCES HIMSELF BACK ON HIS FEET AND PUSHES FORWARD!! RUNNING DEATH VALLEY DRIVER INTO THE NEAREST CORNER!!! THE BODY OF THE PIZZA BOY VIOLENTLY BOUNCING OFF OF THE TURNBUCKLES!! ARES WITH THAT SADISTIC LOOK ONCE MORE AS HE SHOOTS RIGHT BACK UP ONTO HIS KNEES!

Pierre: I’ve never seen this man smile doing anything but harming others! NEVER! He loves it! He loves doing this and he wants to finish it off! The Pizza Boy may have nothing left in him to fight back after that Death Valley Driver! Ares knows it – he smells blood in the water as he grabs a hold of the Pizza Boy once more, pulling him up to his feet! HE HOOKS BOTH ARMS, LOOKING FOR THE PEDIGREE DRIVER A SECOND TIME!!

Cherish: HEADHUNTER!!!! TIBERIUS JONES COMES FLYING IN OUT OF NOWHERE WITH THE HEADHUNTER AS THAT HUGE SPRINGBOARD MISSILE DROPKICK CONNECTS TO THE FACE OF ARES VENDETTA!!! TIBERIUS LOOKS FOR THE COVER, BUT ARES DROPS TO THE OUTSIDE UNDER THE BOTTOM ROPE! I DON’T KNOW IF THAT WAS FROM THE SHEER FORCE OF THAT MOVE OR JUST GREAT RING AWARENESS, BUT IT MAY HAVE SAVED THIS MATCH!

Pierre: Tiberius smacks the canvas out of frustration – he knows going after Ares on the outside will take too long as he turns his focus immediately to The Pizza Boy! A smirk starts to form on the face of Tiberius Jones as he eyes the damaged Pizza Boy! I think he can feel the victory nearly in his grasp! He would love nothing more than to win his first World Championship at the expense of The Pizza Boy! Pizza Boy favors his back after that devastating Death Valley Driver, struggling with all he’s got to get back up to a vertical base and continue this match, but Tiberius stalks him, practically salivating at the mouth! TIBERIUS RUSHES IN AS PIZZA BOY GETS TO HIS KNEES!! THE STRIKE OF MIDNIGHT!!!! THAT BRUTAL FORWARD SOMERSAULT CUTTER CONNECTS ON THE PIZZA BOY!!! TIBERIUS IS ELECTRIFIED WITH CONFIDENCE AS HE IMMEDIATELY ROLLS THE PIZZA BOY OVER AND HOOKS THE LEG!! WE HAVE A NEW WORLD CHAMPION!

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

Cherish: HE KICKS OUT! THE PIZZA BOY KICKS OUT! JONES CAN’T BELIEVE IT! HE’S TELLING THE REF THAT WAS THREE, BUT AS CLOSE AS IT WAS, IT WAS ONLY TWO! THE PIZZA BOY IS STILL ALIVE IN THIS AND JONES IS GONNA HAVE TO THINK OF SOMETHING ELSE IF HE WANTS TO WALK OUT OF SAN ANTONIO AS THE ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPION! Tiberius is looking more and more flustered! He grabs The Pizza Boy by the head, slamming him down into the canvas repeatedly! Cursing him! Tiberius looks around at the jeering crowd, but he seems to have something in mind! He pulls The Pizza Boy up… Jones turns him around, PICKING HIM UP IN AN ELECTRIC CHAIR POSITION!! WE KNOW WHAT’S COMING!

Pierre: Maybe not! Jones backs into a nearby corner now… HE’S CLIMBING IT?! TIBERIUS IS CLIMBING THE CORNER WITH THE PIZZA BOY ON HIS SHOULDERS! WHAT ON EARTH IS HE THINKING?! HE’S ON THE SECOND TURNBUCKLE AS HE GRABS PIZZA BOY! MY GOD – AVALANCHE GAME CLINCHER!!!!!

Cherish: THE PIZZA BOY DRIVES AN ELBOW DOWN INTO THAT GASH ON THE FOREHEAD OF TIBERIUS! THE BLOOD CONTINUES TO RUN DOWN THE FACE OF JONES AS PIZZA BOY DRIVES A SECOND ELBOW DOWN INTO THAT WOUND HE LEFT WITH THAT CHAIRSHOT EARLIER! THE PIZZA BOY REFUSES TO LET IT END HERE, BUT TIBERIUS DESPERATELY WANTS IT! A THIRD ELBOW TO THE SKULL ALLOWS THE PIZZA BOY TO BREAK AWAY FROM THE GRASP OF TIBERIUS! HE SPINS HIMSELF AROUND!! SUPER HURRICANRANA!!!

Pierre: TIBERIUS JONES GOES CRASHING AND BURNING TO THE CANVAS AS THE PIZZA BOY NARROWLY SAVES HIMSELF IN THIS CONTEST!! Both men are in a great deal of pain, but both are doing everything they can to get back to their feet to continue this! This may be more a battle of endurance than anything! They’re both up on their feet! Jones throws a right hand, but it’s blocked! Pizza Boy pulls Jones in for an inverted atomic drop! HE SCOOPS JONES UP AND SLAMS HIM DOWN! The Pizza Boy immediately limps his way to the nearest corner of the ring and starts to climb! This crowd is on their feet! THE PIZZA BOY IS PERCHED! DIVING ELBOW DROP CONNECTS INTO THE HEART OF TIBERIUS JONES, IF HE EVEN HAS ONE! THE PIZZA BOY IS RIGHT BACK TO HIS FEET, FEELING THE ENERGY FROM THIS CROWD! FEELING THE SPIRIT OF HIS FORMER TAG TEAM PARTNER, THE HEART BREAK BOY!

Cherish: He taught The Pizza Boy a whole lot, and he’s putting it to good use right here and now as The Pizza Boy backs into the nearest corner! HE LIFTS A FOOT… AND STOMPS IT TO THE CANVAS! HE LIFTS AND STOMPS THE FOOT DOWN AGAIN! HE’S TUNING UP THE BAND! Tiberius struggles to get back to his feet as The Pizza Boy eagerly waits, stomping away at the canvas! TIBERIUS IS UP AS THE PIZZA BOY COMES IN! SUPERKICK TO THE SHIN OF TIBERIUS!!! TIBERIUS DROPS TO ONE KNEE! SUPERKICK TO THE JAW OF TIBERIUS JONES AS THE RED LETTERS IS SUCCESSFUL!!!! THE PIZZA BOY DROPS DOWN AND HOOKS THE LEG OF TIBERIUS TO END THIS!!

Referee: ONE!!!!!!!!………. TWO!!!!!!!!!!!……….

Pierre: IT’S BROKEN UP AS ARES LUNGES IN WITH A SHOT TO THE PIZZA BOY! THIS MATCH WILL CONTINUE! ARES BATTERS THE PIZZA BOY WITH BLUNT FOREARMS TO THE SPINE! THE PIZZA BOY REFUSES TO LET HIS MOMENTUM SLIP THROUGH HIS FINGERS AS HE FIGHTS BACK AT THE CHAMPION! BOTH MEN LAYING INTO ONE ANOTHER WITH A STORM OF LEFTS AND RIGHTS! THIS CONTEST HAS TURNED INTO A BRAWL BETWEEN THE PIZZA BOY AND ARES VENDETTA! PIZZA BOY SEEMS TO BE GETTING THE ADVANTAGE AS HE CONNECTS WITH MULTIPLE SHOTS TO ARES! ARES THROWS A HEADBUTT INTO THE COLLARBONE OF THE PIZZA BOY! A LOUD – EARDRUM SHATTERING OPEN-HAND CHOP CONNECTS TO THE PIZZA BOY FROM ARES!

Cherish: THEY’RE BOTH STRUGGLING TO GET BACK TO THEIR FEET, BUT NEITHER ONE WILL RELENT! NEITHER ONE WILL ALLOW THE OTHER TO TAKE CONTROL! THEY KEEP GOING AT IT! THEY’RE ON THEIR FEET, STILL TRADING BLOWS! ARES WITH A FOREARM OFF THE FACE OF THE PIZZA BOY! PIZZA BOY PAYS IT BACK WITH A FOREARM OF HIS OWN! BOTH MEN WITH THEIR OWN FOREARMS! AGAIN! AGAIN! AGAIN!

Pierre: TIBERIUS JONES FORCES HIMSELF UP TO HIS KNEES AND CATCHES BOTH THE PIZZA BOY AND ARES VENDETTA WITH DOUBLE LOW BLOWS!!! Ares and Pizza Boy drop down to their knees in pain, next to a still dazed Tiberius Jones! All three of these competitors have beaten the absolute HELL out of one another! The Pizza Boy still covered in green mist! Jones covered in blood! Ares completely battered, beaten, and exhausted! Ares isn’t stopping the attack there as he throws a forearm into the face of Jones! A forearm to the face of the Pizza Boy! Jones with a knife-edge chop to the sternum of Ares! Pizza Boy with a right hand to the face of Jones! Jones with an elbow to the mouth of Pizza Boy! Ares with a headbutt to the skull of Jones! Jones with a knife-edge chop to the sternum of Pizza Boy!

Cherish: All three competitors slowly rising up to their feet! They’re up as Ares nails Pizza Boy with a knee to the gut! Jones with a high kick to the skull of Ares! Pizza Boy with a Yakuza kick to the face of Jones! JONES AND ARES WITH SUPERKICKS IN STEREO TO THE JAW OF THE PIZZA BOY! PIZZA BOY FALLS INTO THE ROPES!! HE COMES BACK!! MASSIVE DOUBLE REBOUND LARIAT CONNECTS AS THE PIZZA BOY TAKES OUT BOTH ARES AND TIBERIUS!!! WHERE THE HELL DID THAT COME FROM?! ALL THREE MEN ARE DOWN! IT’S ANYONE’S GAME!

Pierre: THE PIZZA BOY COMES TO LIFE BEFORE THIS SOLD OUT SAN ANTONIO CROWD AS THEY ALL GET TO THEIR FEET! THE PIZZA BOY IS ALIVE AND KICKING! HE’S FEELING IT ONCE MORE! THAT ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP IS WITHIN HIS GRASP! YOU NEVER WOULD HAVE GUESSED THIS MAN COULD BE A WORLD CHAMPION WHEN HE FIRST STEPPED INTO A RING, BUT HERE HE IS! ALL HE HAS TO DO IS FINISH IT! FINISH WHAT HE STARTED! HE DRAGS ARES UP AND PULLS HIM IN! SIGNALING FOR THE END! THE PIZZA BOY TAKES ARES INTO THE NEAREST CORNER! PIZZA! 2!! GOOOO!!!!!!

Cherish: ARES FORCES THE PIZZA BOY OFF AND SENDS HIM CRASHING AND BURNING TO THE OUTSIDE!!! ARES JUST BARELY SAVES HIS HIDE THERE! Hold on! He’s not finished yet! Ares with that look of pure loathing on his face as he eyes the downed Pizza Boy on the outside! He starts to make his ascent! HE CLIMBS ATOP THAT CORNER WITH THE PIZZA BOY LOCKED IN HIS SIGHTS!! HE’S THINKING METEORA!!!!

Pierre: TIBERIUS JONES RUSHES UP TO THAT CORNER OF ARES OUT OF NOWHERE! HE’S GOT HIM!! SEISMIC TOSS!!! THAT VIOLENT BACKFLIP BELLY TO BELLY DROP SENDS ARES VENDETTA CRASHING TO THE CANVAS, LITERALLY BOUNCING FROM THE SHEER IMPACT OF IT!! JONES IS STILL IN PAIN, BUT HE CAN MAKE THE COVER!! HE’S GOTTA GET IT! JONES DRAPES AN ARM ACROSS THE CHEST OF ARES FOR IT!!

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

Cherish: ARES JUST BARELY GETS A SHOULDER UP IN TIME TO SAVE THIS MATCH!! JONES CAN’T FREAKIN BELIEVE IT! JONES NOW SMACKING THE CANVAS OUT OF FRUSTRATION, CURSING AT THE TOP OF HIS LUNGS! HE WANTS TO END THIS! A damaged and battered Ares Vendetta is already struggling to get back up! He knows he has to keep going! There’s nothing in him but the will to keep going at literally any cost! Any cost whatsoever! Tiberius eyes Ares as he gets to his feet! He’s beaten him before and he KNOWS he can beat him again! ARES IS UP! KAMEHAMEHA!!! THAT BIG DOUBLE PALM THRUST CONNECTS TO THE CHEST OF ARES AS THE CHAMPION IS SENT REELING INTO THE NEAREST CORNER OF THE RING, BARELY KEEPING HIMSELF UP BY THE ROPES! TIBERIUS LOOKS TO FOLLOW IT UP! HE’S FEELING IT! TIBERIUS CHARGES WITH ALL HE’S GOT! SHORYUKEN!!!

Pierre: ARES EXPLODES OUT OF THE CORNER!! LEAPING METEORA!!!! ARES VENDETTA COMPLETELY CUTS OFF THAT INCOMING UPPERCUT OF TIBERIUS WITH A MASSIVE LEAPING METEORA!!! HE’S GOT TO COVER HIM! HE’S WASTING PRECIOUS TIME! ARES MANAGES TO HOOK THE LEG OF TIBERIUS! HE DID IT!

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

Cherish: TIBERIUS KICKS OUT THIS TIME!! TIBERIUS JONES KICKS OUT OF THE METEORA IN A GREAT DISPLAY OF RESILIENCE!! Ares himself can’t even believe it! He thought he had it won there! It was as close as it gets, but just not close enough! Ares is absolutely exhausted! He would love nothing more than to finish this contest here and now as he eyes the downed Tiberius Jones… Ares just needs one more big move to finish this off… He hopes. I honestly don’t even know by this point after seeing what all three of these men have put one another through and kept going! Ares forces himself back up, clutching the hair of Tiberius and dragging him up! HE PULLS HIM IN! ARES HOOKS BOTH ARMS!! PEDIGREE DRIVER!!!!

Pierre: TIBERIUS IS FIGHTING IT! HE LIFTS ARES UP!! ARES LETS GO OF TIBERIUS’ ARMS AS TIBERIUS DROPS HIM RIGHT ACROSS THE TOP ROPE!! ARES GOES FALLING TO THE OUTSIDE, CRASHING AND BURNING HARD ON THE MAT! Tiberius is back up to his feet and full of life once more! HE’S FEELING IT AS HE STOMPS HIS FEET TO THE CANVAS! TIBERIUS HITS THE ROPES!! INCOMING!! A SUICIDE DIVE CONNECTS INTO THE PIZZA BOY AS HE FINALLY GETS BACK TO HIS FEET ON THE OUTSIDE!! JONES TAKES THE PIZZA BOY RIGHT OUT OF THE EQUATION BEFORE ROLLING BACK INTO THE RING WITH ARES IN HIS SIGHTS! THE CHAMPION STRUGGLES TO GET UP AS TIBERIUS HITS THE ROPES ONCE MORE! ANOTHER SUICIDE DIVE CONNECTS, THIS TIME INTO ARES VENDETTA AS THE CHAMPION CRASHES HARD INTO THE BARRICADE!!! JONES IS ON FIRE RIGHT NOW! HE’S TAKEN BACK CONTROL! HE’S MOMENTS FROM ENDING THIS AS HE PULLS ARES UP ON THE OUTSIDE… HE SENDS HIM ROLLING BACK INTO THE RING!

Cherish: We’re about to witness a new World Champion crowned, Pierre! I can feel it! Tiberius ascends to the top! HE’S PERCHED! TIBERIUS STALKS HIS PREY AS THE BATTERED ARES VENDETTA SLOWLY RISES UP… HOLD ON! THE PIZZA BOY’S BACK IN THIS! HE’S GOTTEN UP TO THE APRON, ATTEMPTING TO SABOTAGE TIBERIUS! TIBERIUS IS FIGHTING BACK! HE KICKS THE PIZZA BOY OFF THE APRON!

Pierre: LOOK OUT!! ARES RUSHES UP THE CORNER AND CONNECTS WITH A BIG FLASH KICK TO THE FACE OF TIBERIUS JONES!!! TIBERIUS DROPS LIKE A BRICK TO THE OUTSIDE!! The Pizza Boy is hurt, but he keeps going as he climbs back up to the apron with Ares as his focus! Ares pushes himself back to his feet! THE PIZZA BOY LEAPS TO THE TOP ROPE! FLYING CROSSBODY!!! IT CONNECTS!! THE PIZZA BOY IS ALREADY BACK TO HIS FEET AS HE CLUTCHES THE HAIR OF ARES, DRAGGING HIM UP!! HE’S GOT HIM! ARES FORCES THE PIZZA BOY OFF AND CONNECTS WITH AN IMMEDIATE SUPERKICK TO THE BACK OF THE SKULL!! THE PIZZA BOY DROPS TO ONE KNEE IN PAIN! ARES WITH A VIOLENT KNEE STRIKE TO THE BACK OF THE SKULL OF THE PIZZA BOY NOW!! HE PULLS THE PIZZA BOY BACK UP!

Cherish: HE’S LOOKING FOR THE END AS HE SETS THE PIZZA BOY UP!! PEDIGREE DRIVER!!!! NO – THE PIZZA BOY WON’T LET IT CONNECT AS HE ATTEMPTS TO LIFT ARES UP!! ARES USES HIS WEIGHT THE THE EXHAUSTION OF THE PIZZA BOY TO BRING HIMSELF DOWN ON THE ARM OF THE PIZZA BOY ON THE CANVAS!! ARES CHANGES DIRECTIONS AS HE LOOKS FOR SOMETHING BIG!! HE’S GOT IT!! VULGAR DISPLAY OF POWER!!!! NO – THE SUBMISSION ISN’T QUITE LOCKED IN JUST YET!! THE PIZZA BOY IS FIGHTING WITH EVERY OUNCE OF ENERGY HE HAS LEFT! HE’S FIGHTING! THE PIZZA BOY POWERS OUT OF IT! I CAN’T BELIEVE WHAT I’M SEEING! BOTH MEN SCRAMBLE TO THEIR FEET! THEY’RE UP! ARES WITH A JUMPING KNEE STRIKE TO THE FACE OF THE PIZZA BOY! A HIGH KICK TO THE SKULL OF THE PIZZA BOY! A–

Pierre: CAUSTIC ECHO?!!!! THE PIZZA BOY WITH THE CAUSTIC ECHO TO THE SKULL OF ARES BEFORE PULLING HIM IN!! HE TAKES HIM TO THE CORNER!! PIZZA!! 2!!! GOOOOOOO!!!!!!! IT CONNECTS!!!! THE PIZZA BOY ISN’T GOING FOR THE COVER?! WHAT’S HE THINKING?! HE DRAGS ARES INTO THE CENTER OF THE RING IMMEDIATELY, TURNING HIM OVER!! HOLD ON!! NO WAY! THE FOURTH SEAL!!!!! THE PIZZA BOY LOCKS IN THE FOURTH SEAL ON ARES VENDETTA!!!! HE’S GOT IT LOCKED IN TIGHT!! ARES HAS LITERALLY NOWHERE TO GO! JONES IS NOWHERE IN SIGHT!! HE’S GOT IT LOCKED IN!! THE LOOK OF DISDAIN THE PIZZA BOY HAS FOR THIS MAN AS HE PULLS BACK ON THE NECK OF ARES VENDETTA!!! ARES IS HURT! HE’S EXHAUSTED!! HE HAS NO SAVING GRACE!! HE’S GOT NO CHOICE BUT TO TAP!!!

Cherish: WHAT THE HELL?! WHO IS–

Pierre: NICO BORG?! NICO BORG JUST SLID INTO THE RING, LAYING INTO THE PIZZA BOY! HE’S STILL GOT HIS FOREHEAD WRAPPED UP FROM HIS FIRST BLOOD CONTEST EARLIER TONIGHT – WHAT THE HELL IS HE DOING AS NICO DRAGS A BATTERED PIZZA BOY UP! NO – COME ON! HE’S GOT HIM UP! MALTESE CROSS!!!!! IT VIOLENTLY CONNECTS AS THE PIZZA BOY IS DRIVEN TO THE CANVAS!! A battered Ares Vendetta slowly rises up to his knees as Nico gets to his feet! I don’t like the look of this! Nico with a cold look at Ares! Does he… Does he plan on cashing in?!

Cherish: TIBERIUS JONES SLIDES IN NOW ATTEMPTING — NICO STOPS HIM! NICO LAYS INTO JONES, TRYING TO GET HIM OUT OF HIS WAY AS BOTH MEN BRAWL TO THE OUTSIDE! Ares looks confused, but he sees the opportunity before him! He forces himself up! HE DRAGS THE PIZZA BOY UP WITH WHAT ENERGY HE HAS LEFT IN HIM! HE’S GOT HIM!! PEDIGREE DRIVER!!!! THE PEDIGREE DRIVER IS SUCCESSFUL AS ARES ROLLS THE PIZZA BOY OVER AND COVERS HIM!

Pierre: NOT LIKE THIS!

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

(DING! DING! DING!)

(“Bloodlust” by contRoVersy plays all throughout the Alamodome as the Referee raises Ares Vendetta’s hand in victory)

Announcer: THE WINNER OF THIS CONTEST BY PINFALL…. AND STTTTTTTIIIIIIIILLLLLLL ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPION….. ARES VEEEEEEENNNNNNNNDDDDDEEEEEETTTTTTAAAAAAA!!!!!

Pierre: NICO SENDS JONES CRASHING INTO THE STEEL STEPS ON THE OUTSIDE! HE’S NOT DONE HERE! NICO BORG SLIDES BACK INTO THE RING, LOCKING EYES WITH ARES VENDETTA!

Cherish: I have no idea what he was thinking there!

Pierre: This isn’t looking good for Ares! Nico’s talking to the Official… HE NODS AS THE REFEREE GOES TO THE TIMEKEEPER! WE’RE ABOUT TO HAVE A SECOND MATCH! ARES’ LIFE MUST BE FLASHING BEFORE HIS EYES!

(The Referee speaks to the Announcer)

Announcer: Ladies and gentlemen…. NICO BORG IS CASHING IN HIS 24/7 CONTRACT!

(The crowd erupts with cheers as Ares looks around)

Announcer: THE FOLLOWING CONTEST IS SCHEDULED FOR ONE FALL…. AND IT IS FOR THE EAW NATIONAL ELITE CHAMPIONSHIP!!

Pierre & Cherish: WHAT?!?!?!

(DING! DING! DING!)

Pierre: YOU’VE GOTTA BE KIDDING ME! WHAT’S GOING ON?! WHY IS HE… HOLD ON, LOOK AT THE SMILE ON ARES VENDETTA’S FACE! HE LOOKS LIKE HE KNOWS SOMETHING! Ares gets to his feet on the outside and says something to Nico as Nico nods before looking at the downed Pizza Boy before him! Come on! You can’t be serious! Do they have some sort of alliance here?!

Cherish: I honestly have no idea, Pierre, but the fact of the matter is that Ares Vendetta has retained and The Pizza Boy has to defend his National Elite Championship! I don’t know what to make of this! The Pizza Boy isn’t even moving! Nico’s got a smile across his face as he starts to climb the nearest corner!

Pierre: This is ridiculous!

Cherish: NICO IS PERCHED! LEAP OF FAITH!!!!! IT CONNECTS ON THE PIZZA BOY AS NICO BORG HOOKS A LEG!

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

(DING! DING! DING!)

(“Children of God” by Swans plays all throughout the Alamodome as Nico Borg is handed the National Elite Championship while the crowd erupts with boos)

Announcer: THE WINNER OF THIS CONTEST BY PINFALL…. AND NEEEEEWWWWWWW NATIONAL ELITE CHAMPION….. NICO BOOOOOOOOOOORRRRRRRRRGGGGGGG!!!!!

Pierre: Unbelievable! What a despicable thing to do! These two men have completely tainted what was a hellacious and well-fought main event contest for the Answers World Championship! They just screwed an innocent man out of not one, but TWO matches!

Cherish: HOLD ON!! ARES SLIDES BACK INTO THE RING WITH A CHAIR IN HAND! HE’S NOT DONE!! ARES WRAPS THE CHAIR AROUND THE THROAT OF THE PIZZA BOY!! COME ON! JESUS CHRIST, SOMEBODY STOP HIM!

Pierre: HE’S TRYING TO DO WHAT HE DID TO BRIAN DANIELS, DAMN IT! NOT EVEN THAT! HE’S TRYING TO BREAK THE NECK OF THE PIZZA BOY HERE! THIS IS DISGUSTING! ARES STARTS TO CLIMB THE NEAREST CORNER OF THE RING AS NICO HOLDS THE PIZZA BOY IN PLACE!! HE–

Cherish: HOLD ON!! TYLER PARKER, HRDO, AND DOZENS OF SECURITY AND OFFICIALS ARE RUSHING DOWN TO THE RING!!! NICO AND ARES BAIL AND GO INTO THE CROWD TO ESCAPE AS THEY JUST NARROWLY STOP ARES VENDETTA FROM ENDING THE CAREER OF THE PIZZA BOY!

Pierre: I don’t think I have ever witnessed a human being than Ares Vendetta! He just attempted to break the neck of a man who fought him fairly, and for what? FOR WHAT? To hurt Brian Daniels?! To send some sort of message?! The guy is a lunatic!

Cherish: I can’t disagree with you whatsoever – Ares has gone off the deep end, and shows no sign of stopping in the slightest! Somebody needs to put him in his place! How long before he actually goes through with ending another innocent person’s career?

Pierre: I wish this could have ended on a better note, but at least Ares Vendetta’s REAL plans were thwarted in the knick of time tonight… Nonetheless, this guy needs to be punished. I don’t know how, but he needs to pay for this… I try to keep my feelings out of this, but this is just too much. How many times do we have to see something like this happen? Nonetheless, thank you for joining us here tonight at an otherwise fantastic show here at Rite of Passage. From the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, signing off for Cherish, I’m Pierre McGuire, and we’ll see you next week as we begin the road… To the Road to Redemption.

(Medical Technicians check on The Pizza Boy as Tyler Parker speaks with HRDO while the camera fades to black)

(EAW Logo Buzzes)

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