(EAW Logo flashes onscreen)
(A brief highlight package depicting all of the events of the previous Voltage plays starting with Carlos Rosso defeating Moongoose then assaulting Keelan and his girlfriend Madison, Amadeus being informed of Interwire Championship defense, the ongoing feud between Moongoose and Finnegan over the New Breed Championship, also brief recaps of Apocalypse and Lars’s saga. The package ends with TLA and Jamie O’Hara facing off in the center of the ring, O’Hara holding his championship aloft.)
(“Whatever it Takes” by Hollywood Undead plays as Voltage comes on air to a raucous crowd in the sold-out United Center, pyro going off around both the ring and the entrance ramp as the camera eventually focuses on ringside, which is further away from the fans than usual due to the deathmatch boards and barbed-wire already being set up around it. Nick Angel and Kawajai are standing by at the announce table.)
Nick Angel: Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to a Voltage Supershow presentation: Ground Zero! The ringside area already looks like a warzone and my friends it is only going to get worse. I’m Nick Angel alongside EAW Legend Kawajai and we have a fantastic show for you.
Kawajai: Indeed we do. Scores will be settled and titles will be decided. Tonight we have three title matches highlighting the card but plenty of action besides that. Nathan Fiora meets Shaker Jones, Cody Marshall and El Ironico face off. We also have Lars Grier and Apocalypse Diemos colliding in a Grave Consequences match!
Nick Angel: Those three title matches you mentioned are all going to be absolute classics. Moongoose McQueen will defend his New Breed Championship against the submission mastermind Finnegan Wakefield in a Ladder Match. Amadeus has his hands full in a five-way dance to decide the EAW Interwire Championship as he defends against Harvey Yorke, Solomon Caine, Jon McAdams and Anthony Leonhart.
Kawajai: And of course in the main event, TLA gets his big chance to try to defeat the most dominant athlete on the Voltage roster as he meets Jamie O’Hara for the World HEavyweight Championship…but with Cameron Ella Ava of all people as the guest referee! Plus we will have the press conference I never thought we would see: “God’s Gift vs the Gawd”! Chris Elite vs Mr. Dedede will be signed, sealed and delivered tonight!
Nick Angel: Plenty of hard-hitting Voltage action to come so let’s get right to it with what may be the most bloody match of the evening: Carlos Rosso vs Keelan Cetinich in a No Rope Barbed-Wire Timebomb Deathmatch!
Rebecca Sawyer: The following contest is scheduled for ONE FALL….
Crowd: ONE FALL!
Rebecca Sawyer: And is a No Rope, Barbed-Wire Timebomb deathmatch! There are no disqualifications and no countouts. The ring ring ropes have been replaced for this match with barbed wire. Small explosives are set to go off should a wrestler fall into the barbed wire or if someone activates the detonation device in the ring. The only ways that a wrestler can win this match are by pinfall, submission and knockout.
(“Problem” – Webbie & Boosie Badazz plays as Carlos Rosso makes his way to the ring dressed in blue jeans and a white T-shirt, a black bandanna draped over his face, concealing everything but his eyes.)
Rebecca Sawyer: Introducing first, from Baton Rouge, Louisiana…weighing in at 226 pounds……..CARRRRRRRLOOOOOOOOOOOOOS ROSSO!
Nick Angel: And here is the man who was insane enough to REQUEST this match: Carlos Rosso. This is an old school extreme match taken from Japan that Carlos picked up during his time there! It’s a brutal contest, not only do you have to worry about hitting the ropes and hitting the barbed wire, but you have all small explosives rigged to it as well ready to hurt you. Not to mention the device set up inside of the ring; should it be triggered and nobody gets a pin within five minutes all remaining explosives will go off at once! This is a match that hasn’t been done in over a decade because of how crazy it is, but Carlos WANTS it! He feels at home in this match and it shows as he makes his way to the ring.
Kawajai: I don’t think Carlos would have demanded a match like this if he didn’t feel in his element in it, which is odd considering he’s known more for his striking and submissions than partaking in deathmatches.
(“Obliviion” by 30 Seconds to Mars plays as the crowd explodes for Keelan Cetinich, who is sprinting to the ring past the barbed-wire boards and underneath the ropes, not giving the referee time to introduce him as he and Carlos immediately start exchanging fists.)
(DING DING DING!!!!)
Nick Angel: And we will come out of the gate firing! Keelan, justifiably so, is pummeling Carlos with hard right hands, but Carlos is peppering him right back with vicious forearm strikes! These two rivals are beating the hell out of each other from the start!
Kawajai: I can’t blame Keelan, Nick! Carlos went out of his way to humiliate this man, injure this man, and put his hands and mouth on his girlfriend! Keelan is definitely out to destroy him tonight!
Nick Angel: Carlos is starting to fade from those punches as Keelan starts to really hammer him! Nothing but hard right hands from the Austrailian-born “Hannibal Lecter of Hardcore”! Carlos is out on his feet as Keelan grabs him by the jaw.
Keelan: (no-mic) This is for Madison you son of a bitch!
Kawajai: KICK RIGHT TO THE BALLS….AND THEN KEELAN SENDS CARLOS FLYING INTO SOME OF THAT BARBED WIRE SUBSTITUTING AS RING ROPES! CARLOS SCREAMING IN PAIN AS SOME OF THE EXPLOSIVES ARE TRIGGERED, SCALDING HIS BACK AND LEGS A BIT WITH THAT BLAST! OH MY GOD!
Crowd: YOU DESERVE IT! YOU DESERVE IT!
Nick Angel: It’s hard to argue with them! The referee is blowing some of the smoke out of his face and Carlos is in huge trouble here early! Carlos is pulling himself out of that barbed wire and you can see that his back is already starting to bleed, some of that wire digging into his skin through his shirt and Keelan looks to take advantage…DISCUS CLOTHESLINE CONNECTS! He goes for a quick cover….
Kawajai: Carlos is able to get a shoulder up but Keelan is already up and he kicks Carlos HARD in the small of the back as soon as he sits up! Keelan not wearing his usual wrestling boots tonight I don’t think. Those look like construction boots, steel-toed at that if I’m not mistaken.
Nick Angel: You have an uncannily good eye, Kawa. Keelan pulling Carlos up to his feet battering him with punches once again…but Carlos manages to sneak in a thumb to the eye, it’s all legal in this match and he connects with a One Hit Kill! The overhand right stuns Keelan but a running high knee is what takes him down! Carlos wincing in pain and breathing heavy, but his eyes are focused on Keelan as he pulls him and slides him underneath the ring with him.
Carlos: (No-Mic) You son of a bitch…..You think you can do that to me! YOU THINK YOU CAN MAKE ME BLEED! NOBODY MAKES ME BLEED MY OWN BLOOD!
Kawajai: Carlos just slams Keelan face first into one of the ring posts outside…and just like that I think Keelan’s been busted open. We’re barely three minutes into this match and Carlos has a bloody back and Keelan’s getting the early stages of a crimson mask. Keelan struggling to stay on his feet but Carlos bringing vicious kicks to the right knee into play, keeping Keelan off balance to the point he takes a knee near one of these barbed-wire reinforced boards near ringside.
Nick Angel: Carlos pulls Keelan up by the hair, pulling him in. No, he’s not going to do what I think he’s going to do? CARLOS THIS IS INSANE. Carlos lifts Keelan up into the air….BRAINBUSTER ON THE OUTSIDE ONTO THE BARBED WIRE! JESUS!
Kawajai: Carlos not enjoing the landing much as he lands on the wire himself, but Keelan is down and in serious trouble. Carlos posing for the crowd a little bit as he pulls himself up to his feet. He should be concentrating more on his opponent, but with Keelan not even moving right now, I can understand his lack of concern!
Nick: Carlos pulling Keelan up by the hair, his head already a bloody mess. And now it’s Carlos’s turn to grab Keelan by the jaw. He’s eying that barbed wire surrounding the ring and he takes down Keelan with an elbow right to jaw…NO, Keelan blocks it and lands a hard right hand of his own, but no effect on Carlos as he simply headbutts Keelan and forces Keelan to stagger once again. Carlos making his way towards the timekeeper table, negotiating the barbed-wire boards as he does so and grabs himself a steel chair. What does he have in mind now!?
Kawajai: Carlos sprints back towards Keelan and hits him hard right on that same right leg he was targeting earlier! A vicious chairshot sends Keelan to the ground screaming in pain and Carlos is in total control of this match!
Carlos: I can do this all day you son of a bitch….ALL FUCKING DAY!
Nick: Some editorial comments from Carlos Rosso, surprise surprise. Anyway, Carlos rolls a bloodied Keelan into the ring and is bringing the chair with him. Keelan, bleeding and out of it, trying to get up to his feet but Carlos hits him in the back with a chair again! You can see the dent in the steel as Carlos slams the chair down, admiring his handiwork for a moment!
Kawajai: I think we’re getting what Carlos was planning from the start now. He expected to have Keelan come in trying to beat the hell out of him after the things that he has done to him and Madison. He came out here with a gameplan to take advantage of Keelan’s emotion and so far it’s working to perfection.
Nick: These fans trying to rally Keelan up to his feet but Carlos is closing in….HARD ELBOW RIGHT TO THE FACE BY KEELAN! BUT CARLOS ANSWERS WITH ANOTHER VICIOUS LEG KICK, BRINGING KEELAN DOWN TO ONE KNEE AGAIN…..
Kawajai: But not for long as Carlos grabs him and throws him right into the barbed-wire ropes, setting off another explosive charge! Smoke rising and sparks flying as Keelan goes backfirst into the barbed wire, screaming in agony as he remains trapped on it! Carlos is smiling and pardon me for saying it’s one of the most disturbing things I’ve ever seen. He seems to be enjoying Keelan’s torture. Keelan looks completely lifeless as Carlos pulls him out of the barbed wire ropes, dropping to the ground. Carlos goes in for a cover that honestly looks all but academic.
(The crowd gasps in shock before starting to boo as Carlos pulls Keelan’s bloody head up from the mat, the referee admonishing him as Carlos just stares at Keelan.)
Carlos: No……NO! I’M….NOT…..FINISHED WITH YOU!
(Carlos looks around before his eyes fix on the detonator button, going wide as he goes to his feet.)
Nick Angel: What is going through his mind?
Kawajai: I don’t think it’s any good.
(Carlos walks with a wide-eyed stare towards the button, looking over at Keelan as he starts to very slowly get up to his feet.)
(Carlos hits the detonator button, triggering a loud air-raid type siren through the arena, the referee looking completely frightened as Carlos starts to laugh. Over the arena PA system, a calm female voice makes an announcement.)
PA System: Caution……Five minutes until detonation. Five minutes.
Nick Angel: IS HE NUTS!?
Kawajai: He’s smiling after he set off a detonator that could knock Keelan and HIMSELF out in one go, of course he’s fucking nuts! These are small scale explosives that are designed in a way which is only meant to burn but, but we’re talking all of the explosives at ONCE!
Nick Angel: Carlos is making his way towards Keelan again, but Keelan is ready as he hits a superkick right to the jaw! That boot is heavier than your average wrestling boot and Carlos is stunned! He is still on his feet though and goes charging at Keelan…..BUT KEELAN COUNTERS WITH A SLING BLADE! He’s bloodied, he’s burned, but damn it he is still fighting!
Kawajai: Carlos is very slow getting back up to his feet and Keelan takes advantage, using all of his speed to tackle Carlos and send both men smashing against one of the exposed ringposts, Carlos hitting it back-first! Both men getting cut on the barbed-wire as well, Keelan on the arms and Carlos on his arms and back once again! This match is a bloody mess!
PA System: Four minutes until detonation….four minutes.
Nick Angel: What on earth are we supposed to do here? What if someone wins before the countdown is up? Keelan pulling Carlos into the center of the ring….MURDER CRUSHER! HE’S LOOKING FOR THE MURDER CRUSHER AS CARLOS IS ON HIS SHOULDERS….CARLOS ELBOWING HIS WAY OUT OF IT THOUGH, LANDING BEHIND KEELAN……LARIATOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!
Kawajai: That was a big time lariat, Carlos just swung full force and hit Keelan straight in the back of the head with that one. Concussive force from the self-proclaimed “Strongest arm in EAW”.
Nick Angel: I think there are some people who would like to argue that point but Carlos is looking towards that chair that he had earlier, but is definitely moving a bit slower, that crash into the steel post taking it’s toll on his back. He has the chair in hand and if the game plan he’s put into play so far is any indication he’s either targeting that right leg again or going straight for the head!
Kawajai: Keelan is defenseless as Carlos is set to tee off…..BLAM! A vicious steel chair shot connects and hits Cetinich right in the skull! He was already bloodied but now I’m pretty damn sure he’s concussed!
PA System: Three minutes to detonation. Three minutes to detonation.
Nick Angel: Carlos may just be using those explosive for celebration at this point as Keelan is out. Carlos covers Keelan, showboating a bit…..
Kawajai: Keelan still has some fight as he kicks out! Carlos looks over at the referee enraged and……
(Carlos spits at the referee in disgust, hitting him in the face as some of the fans near ringside visibly recoil in disgust as the referee moves to wipe it away.)
Nick: Did he???
Kawajai: He did……
(The crowd boos heavily as Carlos rises up to his feet, pulling up Keelan with him.)
Crowd: CAR-LOS….GO HOME! CAR-LOS….GO HOME! CAR-LOS…GO HOME!
Nick: The crowd are being polite….that was a disgusting display from a guy who should know better. Carlos pulling Keelan…wait a second…KEELAN TRYING TO LOCK IN A DRAGON SLEEPER! HE PLAYED POSSUM AND NOW IS TRYING TO STRANGLE CARLOS INTO SUBMISSION….CAN HE LOCK IT IN!? HE’S…HE’S GOT IT!
Kawajai: NO! CARLOS IS USING HIS KNEES TO HIS ADVANTAGE, BREAKING THE HOLD AND NOW LOOKING FOR ANOTHER LARIAT! KEELAN DUCKS THIS TIME AND CATCHES CARLOS WITH A JUMPING NECKBREAKER!
PA System: Two minutes until detonation. Two minutes until detonation.
Nick Angel: Both of these bloodied, bruised wrestlers are down after that neckbreaker, but how about this, it’s Keelan, the man who is losing so much blood he can start his own blood bank at this point, who is up to his feet first! He has to be going on pure adrenaline at this point! He’s got a very obvious limp but he’s dragging that leg, hopping, whatever he’s got to do to get to Carlos Rosso!
Kawajai: He has to be running on instinct at this point. Carlos is slowly rising up to his feet as well as these two men face off in the center of the ring, pretty much how we started! Carlos gives him a vicious slap to the face, and Keelan counters with a hard right hand, and now these two men are just standing in the middle of the ring, slugging it out!
Nick Angel: Not that I’m rooting for Carlos to win, but why has he abandoned the strategy he had to neutralize the leg of Keelan and wear him down that way! This is not a fight that Carlos wants!
Kawajai: Carlos is smiling as Keelan lands a forearm strike, but HE’S NOT LAUGHING AFTER THAT ONE! AND ANOTHER ONE….BUT CARLOS REMEMBERS THAT RIGHT LEG AND LANDS A MASSIVE LEG KICK RIGHT TO THAT INJURED KNEE!
PA System: Danger! One Minute until detonation!
Nick Angel: Oh my God…..if these two don’t kill each other the explosion might! We’ve got less than a minute to go and Carlos is landing shoot kicks at will on Keelan, Peppering him on the leg, on the chest, wherever they can land!
PA System: Forty-Five seconds……
Kawajai: Carlos in control as he takes a running start….trying to hit Keelan with a PENALTY KICK! IT CONNECTS!
Nick Angel: NO IT DOESNT! KEELAN CATCHES CARLOS’S LEG….AND COUNTERS THE PK WITH A SPINNING SPINEBUSTER! CARLOS WRITHING IN PAIN AS HE AND KEELAN BOTH ARE SLOW TO GET UP!
PA System: Thirty seconds!
Kawajai: Both of these men and the fans know that the end is nigh now! Carlos is up to his feet first, how I’ll never understand! But Keelan gives him a taste of his own medicine as he Catches Carlos with one clothesline! AND ANOTHER! CARLOS REFUSING TO GO DOWN NOW!
PA System: Fifteen seconds!
Nick Angel: Keelan with a running start clotheslines Carlos into the Barbedwire on one of the sides of the ring and Carlos goes over it! OH MY GOD! But look at this….he’s managed to keep himself on the Apron…he’s holding on!
PA System: Ten. Nine. Eight.
Kawajai: The two men are exchanging blows, Keelan inside the ring, Carlos on the apron!
PA System: Seven…Six…..Five…..Four
Nick Angel: KEELAN WITH A STEP UP ENZUGIRI, SENDING CARLOS CRASHING INTO THE BARBED WIRE BOARDS NEAR THE RING!
PA System: Three….Two…..One……Zero.
(The referee and Keelan Fall back to the center of the ring as explosive charges go off around the ring, engulfing Carlos in a round of explosions and smoke. For a few moments the crowd and the commentators go silent and the ring is momentarily invisible before the smoke starts to clear.)
Nick Angel: (coughing)…..What the hell happened!? Is the ring still standing?!
Kawajai: It appears to be, my friend. Keelan is up and checking on the referee who appears to be fine, but I can tell you right now who is NOT fine!
(The crowd roars in approval as Carlos Rosso is shown, bleeding from the forehead and laying down on one of the barbed-wire boards, slowly trying to pull himself up, his clothing tattered and burned.)
Nick Angel: Carlos wanted to send Keelan to hell, but he may have sent himself! He is in a bad bad way! And Keelan doesn’t look to be making it much better. What is he thinking about!? Keelan is climbing on the barbed wire ropes around the ring….in the corner….He’s not thinking about? NO! KEELAN! DONT! THINK ABOUT MADISON! YOU CAN’T DO THIS!
Kawajai: I don’t think he’s thinking about anything but ending Carlos, and if anything can do it, even if it means sacrificing himself, he’s going to do it..
Nick Angel: KEELAN IS JUST PERCHED UP ON THAT BARBED WIRE AS BEST AS HE CAN….WAITING….AND HE LAUNCHES HIMSELF OFF AS CARLOS IS UP TO HIS FEET…..DEATH! FROM! ABOVE! BOTH MEN GO CAREENING INTO BARBED WIRE AND KEELAN IS SCREAMING IN PAIN! CARLOS MAY BE JUST PLAIN DEAD AT THIS POINT, I DON’T KNOW!
(The crowd goes into a “Holy Shit” chant as both commentators remain silent for a split screen replay showing Keelan take flight in slow motion.)
Kawajai: Keelan is somehow, someway managing to get up to his feet, puling barbed-wire off his body, ignoring the pain as he tries to drag Carlos back into the ring. Carlos is dead weight at this point, he is not moving!
Nick Angel: Keelan thinks he may have this one won and I may have to agree! But…..I don’t think he’s thinking about winning. He’s got destruction on his mind, destruction of Carlos Rosso! He’s waiting for Carlos to sit up….Keelan is waiting. KEELAN GOES FOR A PENALTY KICK HIMSELF! HOW ABOUT THAT! PENALTY KICK WITH A STEEL TOED BOOT!
Kawajai: WAIT A SECOND! CARLOS CAUGHT HIM AT THE LAST SECOND! JUST LIKE KEELAN AVERTED THAT KICK A FEW MINUTES AGO…KEELAN FINDS HIMSELF AT CARLOS’S MERCY….DRAGON SCREW LEGWHIP! The Red Storm outfoxes Keelan again and he is just one move away from finishing this match!
Nick Angel: What the hell is he doing now though? He’s sliding out of the ring! Why? Why when he has Keelan in such a vulnerable position!?
(The crowd boos as Carlos quickly scrambles under the ring apron and finds a Barbed Wire-wrapped baseball bat….and lighter fluid.)
Kawajai: Well, there’s your answer. I don’t think this is going to end well for anyone involved, especially Keelan. Carlos is lighting a goddamned baseball bat on fire that’s wrapped in barbed wire and sliding back into the ring.
Nick: Keelan doesn’t even see it, I don’t think! Carlos is standing in the ring holding that baseball bat, covered in blood and ripped clothes like he’s an extra on the Walking Dead or something! He’s just waiting on Keelan to get up so he can tee off.
Carlos: It’s been fun……but NOW……GAME….OVAHHHHHH!!!!
Kawajai: CARLOS SWINGING FOR THE FENCES HERE AS KEELAN GETS UP TO HIS FEET!
Nick Angel: KEELAN KICKS THE BAT OUT OF CARLOS’S HANDS! CARLOS STUNNED, TRYING TO SCRAMBLE FOR THE BAT BUT KEELAN CATCHES HIM WITH A KILLER KO…RIGHT ON THE BASEBALL BAT! OH…MY GOD!
Kawajai: Keelan writhing in pain himself but Carlos is out cold! Keelan crawling over, trying to drape an arm over and he does!
(DING DING DING!!!!)
(“Oblivion” by 30 Seconds to Mars plays as the crowd erupts in cheers for Keelan as he grips his injured knee with an injured arm, the ref checking on him and raising his arm before tending to a downed Carlos Rosso.)
Rebecca Sawyerr: Ladies and Gentlemen…THE WINNER OF THIS MATCH….KEEEEEEEEEEEEEEELANNNNNNNNNNNNNN CETINICH!
Kawajai: Keelan finds a way, once again, to get one over on Carlos Rosso, this time beating Carlos at what he thought was his own game, a deathmatch for the ages!
(Medical personnel immediately rush out to help Keelan but he lets them know he is fine, walking away from the ring under his own power as the crowd gives him a standing ovation.)
Nick Angel: I have never seen anything like this. Keelan was fortunate that Carlos’s arrogance was in otherworldly form tonight, but Keelan showed his toughness, his fortitude and kept the fight up long enough to earn the victory.
(The medical personnel that was tending to Keelan goes to tend to Carlos, helping him get to his feet. Once he’s realized what has happened, his eyes go wide with rage as he immediately sucker punches the nearest EMT, clearing them out of the ring.)
Kawajai: Carlos is SOMEHOW standing upright after all of this, I think he’s figuring out that he lost. There may be a day yet where these two meet again, but for now Carlos only has himself to blame for another loss to Keelan, this time head-top-head.
Nick Angel: Ladies and gentlemen, we have to take a commercial break to get this ringside area cleaned up after the carnage we have just witnessed, please stay with us!
(The show goes to commercial as Carlos makes his way up the ramp with an enraged look in his eyes, shoving a cameraman down halfway up.)
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(We cut back to ringside as the camera pans over the sold out United Center in Chicago, Illinois. “The Reality” by Memphis May Fire plays as the lights dim down, and purple and dark green spotlights begin to spin across the entrance stage. Suddenly, the name, “NATHAN FIORA” appears on the titantron to a DEAFENING ovation as Nathan Fiora makes his way out from behind the curtains.)
Nathan Fiora (off-mic): THIS IS YOUR REALITY!!!!!!!!
(His hometown fans pop loud once again as he begins to make his way down the aisle with a serious look on his face.)
Rebecca Sawyer: The following contest is scheduled for ONE FALL!!! Approaching the ring…… FRROOOMMM CCCHIICCAAGGGO, ILLINOIS!!!!! WEIGHING IN AT 211 POUNDS… NNNAAAAATTTHHHAAAANNN FFFFIIIOOOORRRAAAAAAA!!!
Nick Angel: WOW!!! WHAT AN INSANE MOMENT! NATHAN FIORA RETURNING TO COMPETE INSIDE THE RING FOR THE FIRST TIME IN GOD KNOW’S HOW LONG, AND IN FRONT OF HIS HOMETOWN FANS NO LESS!
Kawajai: No doubt! Nate is HYPED to finally get back into action, and these fans are rowdy for the same reason! In his return match however, one has to wonder if this man has any ring rust.
Nick Angel: All good wrestlers when they return after a long absence usually do. Let’s see if Nathan Fiora is ready to go right here tonight for Ground Zero!
(Nathan Fiora takes off his shades and looks around at the crowd before posing in the center of the ring to another huge ovation. His music fades out, and “Alive & Amplified” by The Mooney Suzuki play to huge heat, as Shaker Jones storms out onto the entrance stage. He pauses to take a brief look around at the crowd, before shaking his head and making his way down to the ring.)
Rebecca Sawyer: And his opponent, from Inglis, Manitoba, Canada! Weighing in at 250 pounds… SSSHHAAAAAKKKERRR JOOOOOOOOONNNESSS!!!!
Shaker Jones: HELLO HELLO HELLO HELLO HELLO HELLO HELLO!
Nick Angel: Is this man broken?
Kawajai: Couldn’t tell you, but we can all agree that this man NEEDS a victory here tonight. His momentum and confidence is at an all time low, but Shaker Jones is a talented in-ring competitor. I just don’t think he’s been able to reach his full potential.
Nick Angel: The man has only one victory here since debuting in EAW, and like 11 losses! He needs to find out how he can spin this around, or he might not be here too much longer!
Kawajai: Hey now, Shaker Jones still can’t be counted out! The man is on a win streak right now! He’s won on NEO and he’s beat JD Damon last week! He’s got momentum!
(DING! DING! DING!)
Nick Angel: Oh! Shaker Jones running STRAIGHT towards Nathan Fiora right off the bat, and tackles him right into the corner! These fans are ALREADY LIVID, as Shaker Jones delivers multiple fists to the face of Nate! The referee has no choice but to get in between the two men, and push Shaker Jones back! However, Shaker pushes the referee out of the way! He wants to continue the onslaught here!!
Kawajai: NO! Nathan Fiora with a high knee straight to the bridge of the nose of Shaker! He turns around… LAID TO REST!!!!!! THE PELE KICK CONNECTS RIGHT ON THE SKULL OF SHAKER JONES, AND SHAKER IS ON SPAGHETTI LEGS!! MAN THE FANS HERE POPPED HUGE FOR THAT!!
Nick Angel: Nathan Fiora’s not done, as he grabs Shaker Jones by the back of the neck and pushes him between the second and third rope to the ring apron! Oh man, Nate’s grabbing Shaker Jones around the neck and slowly pulling him in between those ropes… ROPE HUNG DDT!!!!!!!! SHAKER JONES IS OUT COLD, BUT NATHAN FIORA IS NOT DONE!! NATE STEPS OVER SHAKER AND POSITIONS HIMSELF FACING THE CORNER… HE JUMPS UP AAAAND THE MOVE HE CALLS GHOST WALKING CONNECTS!!!!! THE SPLIT-LEGGED CORKSCREW MOONSAULT!! OH!! AND STRAIGHT AWAY, BREAKING BEAUTY IS LOCKED IN! BREAKING BEAUTY IS LOCKED IN! THE DOUBLE UNDERHOOK CROSSFACE! SHAKER JONES HAS NO CHOICE! HE TAPS! HE TAPS! NATHAN FIORA WINS IN HIS FIRST MATCH BACK!
(DING! DING! DING!)
(“The Reality” by Memphis May Fire plays to a huge ovation as Nathan Fiora rises to his feet with a huge grin on his face. The referee raises his right arm in victory.)
Rebecca Sawyer: The winner of this match via submission… NAAAAAATHHAAAAANNN FFIIIIIIIIOOORRRAAAAAAA!!!
Kawajai: What were we saying about ring rust earlier, Nick?!
Nick Angel: Oh man, allow us to bite our tongues! Nathan Fiora HAS NO RING RUST! He just defeated Shaker Jones like it was nothing! That’s one of the shortest matches I can remember!
Kawajai: No doubt. Perhaps he’s late to be somewhere. Or perhaps this man is BACK, and is looking to pick up RIGHT where he left off!
(Nathan Fiora continues to celebrate in the ring as Chicago cheers him on as we fade to black…)
(AD: Tune in to Manifest Destiny LIVE this coming Thursday and see the finals of Empress of Elite as Alexis Diemos faces repeat finalist Madison Kaline, along with an epic Womens title bout between defending champion Aria Jaxon and Azumi Goto!)
( Ground Zero returns to the arena … we see the environment at ringside changed, with security guards lined up around the ring and standing at attention. In the ring, a carpet is laid over the canvas with a wooden table in the center covered in paperwork. Kenny Drake stands in the middle of the ring alongside Niki Khan, and he stands by with a microphone in hand. )
Kenny Drake: Ladies and Gentlemen it is almost time for the press conference for a match I hoped and wished would never take place… but before we begin I want to lay out a handful of ground rules.
First and foremost, as I’m sure you all know it’s practically the oldest wrestling trope. Press conferences lead to… disarray. I’m here to break tradition by promising you all that with the help of Voltage’s finest security staff and the United Center security officials, there will be ABSOLUTELY NO CONTACT MADE between the Chairman and Mr. Elite. I will do everything in my power to ensure that there is no physical aggression made, and so help me God if Chris Elite lays an unprovoked finger on the Chairman of the Board – his career is deader than Jonbenet Ramsey.
Now on a slightly less grim note, this press conference will be for a one fall match scheduled for EAW’s 100th EVER FPV… the 11th annual Road To Redemption! Introducing first and foremost, the CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF ELITE ANSWERS WRESTLING…. MISTER DEDEDE!!!!!
( “Dopamine Lit” by Lupe Fiasco hits, and a Kanji symbol for the word ”God” shines on the minitron in neon red before an energetic Mr. DEDEDE walks out through the curtain wearing a navy blue Gucci checked two-piece suit and dark shades. He strolls down to ringside, flanked by security. )
Nick Angel: The EAW Chairman of the Board, Mr. DEDEDE makes his entrance to what might be the most partisan crowd he’s had a long time! Chicago has seen many a classic match performed from this man, but Elite-nation has been infections and it’s been sweeping the entire EAW Universe!
Kawajai: Truth be told, no matter what kind of rapport he has with the fanbase, Mr. DEDEDE’s mindset is still the same as ever! The Chairman looks sharp, he looks confident, he’s walking tall with a ton of energy in him and there’s not a sliver of doubt in his mind heading into this match or this press conference!
( DDD shakes hands with Kenny and Niki in the ring as well as a couple of other officials, and he he bops to the tune of his own music before throwing up his signature double corna taunt to the fans. DDD takes a seat and props his feet up on the desk waiting for his opponent. )
Kenny Drake: His opponent… *sigh* CHRIS ELITE.
( “Lord Knows” by Meek Mill hits as the crowd erupts immediately. Chris Elite walks out wearing a “God Forgives, Elite Dont” hoodie and a #FRA fitted cap. He’s flanked by Big Mike, who also rocks a #BYANYMEANS tank top. )
Nick Angel: Chris Elite’s momentum has carried him this far! He’s pretty much in the big time now, he’s entering the biggest match probably of his career so far and just like his opponent, he doesn’t seem to be fazed by the hype at all!
( Chris Elite enters the ring and a security guard stands between he and DDD. Chris Elite pulls a bottle of Henny out of his hoodie and puts it on the table. Elite pulls out a flag from his hoodie that reads “Fuck Ryan Adams” and holds it up near Mr. DEDEDE’s face, but DDD maintains a smug, unfazed look about him. “Lord Knows” dies down. )
Kenny Drake: OKAY NOW THAT THAT STUPID MUSIC IS OFF… let’s get started, shall we? Chris do you mind taking a seat?
( Chris Elite picks up a microphone from the table. )
Chris Elite: Nah we good buddy, say what you gotta say then it’s time to cut Mr. Adams down to size!
Kenny Drake: Heh… well, that’s a perfect segue. Another age old tradition of pro wrestling press conferences is the mere fact that of course both opponents always have to voice their opinions. So let’s cut right to the chase shall we? If either one of you want to start you can go right ahead.
Chris Elite: Alright then… first off I’d like to start by saying FUCK RYAN ADAMS!!!!
( Mr. DEDEDE remains emotionless, looking at his phone and sending out text messages. )
Chris Elite: OH, DID THE OLD COOT NOT HEAR ME CLEARLY?? LET ME SAY IT LOUDER SO THAT IT REACHES HIS SENILE ASS, FUCK RYAN ADAMS!!!!!
STILL NOTHING? Whats wrong old timer too busy talking to your old pals from high school on WhatsApp with your old ass? Or – or are you thirsting over women half your age again on twitter? You do know there are DM’s for that shit right? You don’t have to post everything on the timeline bro! You old as dirt thirsty-azz senile crab! You have been screwing me over for MONTHS! MONTHS! You’ve cost me title opportunities, you’ve cost me chances at competing, you tried to deprive GOD GIVEN GREATNESS because of your agenda, and now that we face to face where’s that energy huh??? Where’s that same energy huh blood??? (Chris gets in DDD’s face, talking right next to his ear) Oh that’s right, you got the ring flooded with security and whatnot because it seems every time you and I are in the same space at the same time I KNOCK YOUR OLD ASS OUT.
( DEDEDE gives a passive aggressive smirk. As Chris says the nexts line, his words bring beads of spit flying out of his mouth and onto DDD’s cheek. )
Chris Elite: That’s why it’s FUCK RYAN ADAMS.
( DDD turns around and raises up from his seat quickly, and several guards immediately jump in between both men as Chris dares DDD to come for him. DDD wipes his face and grabs a mic from the table. )
Mr. DEDEDE: Watch yourself Chris before I fuck you up right in the middle of this ring bitch.
Chris Elite: DO IT!!! COME DO IT!!! PLEASE, I BEG YOU RYAN ADAMS, COME FUCK ME UP BRO! COME TRY SO YOU CAN SEE WHAT HAPPENS!
Mr. DEDEDE: Nah, I don’t have to lay a hand on you. It’s YOU who won’t do shit little fuck boy. Little fauxhawk having fuckboy. I would knock your already receding hairline to the back of your head RIGHT NOW, but I’m saving it. I’m saving it because I don’t need to give away the money fight unless it’s the money show. There’s a time and a place, my timing is impeccable, and you’re gonna learn a lot about timing when not a single one of your punches land on me at Road To Redemption. You want to take pot shots at me for my age??? Riddle me this Chris, how long has your punk ass been here huh??? We not talking being here 2 years, we not talking being here 3 years, 4 years, 5 years, 6 years – you’ve been here 8 YEARS! 8 MUTHAFUCKING YEARS, AND WHAT HAVE YOU DONE? NOT A GOD DAMN THING.
Chris Elite: I WHOOPED YOUR ASS AT TI THOUGH, EXPLAIN THAT? IF I AIN’T DONE SHIT WHAT THE FUCK WAS TI HUH RYAN ADAMS?
( DDD pretends to laugh, and Chris Elite gets in his face with a big smile. )
Chris Elite: That’s right sir! If I ain’t do nothing else Mr. Adams I do know I accomplished one thing… I ROCKED YA BIG ASS JAW.
( Chris Elite cracks up laughing Big Mike joins him on the laughter. )
Mr. DEDEDE: Of course someone as lowly as you would jump all over a cheap shot. That’s all you have on me. You know what I have on you??? 6 World Championships, THAT’S GOD! 7 Match of the Years, THAT’S GOD! 2 Elitist of the Year awards, THAT’S GOD! 10 years of dominance, THAT’S GOD! No one’s ever had a career like mine, no one’s ever accomplished anything the way I have, no one’s ever dominated this industry while singlehandedly being the industry’s driving force the way that I have! You want to know what you accomplished? You wanna know what’s Chris Elite has done??? He’s gotten everybody to pay attention to him by using MY NAME.
That’s right Chris, the pinnacle of your career is going around wearing shirts with my name on it and screaming RY-AN AD-AMS! Like a little fucking cartoon character because that’s the only way people can take you serious. No one takes you serious though you little punk, you’re having your 15 minutes of fame off of my name–
Chris Elite: OH SHUT UP! Give it a rest already, damn! Don’t you have whores to pay to listen to your old drunk ass ramble muthafucka? Look here Ryan Adams you know damn well I should be the EAW Interwire Champion, but the only reason why I’m not is because YOU can’t do your job! You’re supposed to run this company and be on top of everything, you’re supposed to be the “eye in the sky”, you’re supposed to be “Gawd”, but instead the system has turned against me over and over again!
Mr. DEDEDE: Have you ever considered the fact that maybe the system isn’t the problem and that you are? You’re young and you’re a gifted wrestler but you’re too busy going adventures with Big Mike and Big Mikayla and goofing off like a moron and sipping henny and showing up to work fucked up to actually accomplish anything. You take your gifts for granted Chris while people like me work tirelessly like it’s an obsession to be successful. Even as EAW Chairman, I’m not sitting my ass in a chair all day eating bon-bons and listening in on conference calls, I’m still training and getting better at my craft every day. I’m still just as good, I’m still just as fast, just as strong, and even more skilled and advanced in my technique than ever. You have no dog in this fight Chris, that’s why I’m making you my bitch. No pun intended.
Chris Elite: Making me your bitch??? Father time is making you his bitch, because your creaky ass is going to shatter into a million pieces when I SLAP THE SHIT OUT YOU!
Mr. DEDEDE: Here we go with that “old” bullshit, do you have anything else??? Jesus Christ it’s always the same old tired shit.
Chris Elite: It’s just facts B. Another fact? The EAW Machine has been behind you from DAY ONE, Ryan Adams. Before you were Chairman, you were the poster child! You were the one in all the headlines! You were treated like a superstar from the moment you arrived into this company! If it wasn’t for the EAW machine where the hell would you be? Huh dusty old fool? Mr. DustDustDust? Where the fuck would you be if CM Ronn didn’t offer you a job here and set the path for you? You’ve ALWAYS been the golden boy everywhere you go, you don’t know jack shit about struggle, you don’t know what it’s like to have to fight for people’s respect. Nobody gave a damn about me before, nobody thought I had any shot at making it, but now here I am! If I’m such a nobody, why would you take time out of your day to fight me???
Mr. DEDEDE: You young muthafuckas kill me dude, y’all really do. First of all I brought CM Banks into this industry and I was a major star before EAW was a concept. There’s levels to this shit and I’m at the highest level you HO. Bow before me and kiss my ring like the underling that you are!
Chris Elite: IF I’M SUCH AN UNDERLING WHY YOU HAVING FPV MATCHES WITH ME THEN RYAN ADAMS? I’ll tell you whyyyyyyy! Because I’m MONEY. You said it yourself with your crusty ass lips, Chris Elite is MONEY!
Mr. DEDEDE: That’s right bitch, you are my EMPLOYEE. You work for ME. I am your master, on every level. Newsflash: ANYTHING will get people talking. All you’re doing is making up for the last 8 years of your career being completely irrelevant. It’s not like you’re some hot commodity buddy. I have bitches I ordered off of BACKPAGE waiting for me at the Airbnb right now that I pay more than you! I’ve spent more money on high class escorts than you’ve made in the wrestling business! Oh yes! like I said before, there are LEVELS TO THIS SHIT, AND YOU ARE NOT ON MY LEVEL!
Chris Elite: Leave it you someone like you to make buying pussy sound like a good thing. My merchandise is selling out Ryan Adams, who the fuck is buying your shit?? “Gawd Country” shirts??? Get the fuck outta here. Your geriatric ass NEEDS people like me! I’m going to carry this industry into the next decade. The 2020’s are going to be the decade of Elite! I’m going to have mansions for all of Big Mike’s kids, and truth be told??? You got a point! I AM using you as a come up. But it’s working! The shit works, and it works well! Those checks are fatter! And imagine how fat those checks will really be once I WHOOP YOUR OLD ASS AT ROAD TO REDEMPTION.
Mr. DEDEDE: Of course you’re using me as a meal ticket, you’ve been using me as a meal ticket since you arrived in this business you know that? I’m what made this industry what it is Chris. You would be NOTHING without me. You would be in THE STREETS without me. If Mr. DEDEDE never wrestled, Chris Elite would still be in New York scamming muthafuckas to pay next months rent! Not in front of crowds, not selling out arenas, they wouldn’t even let your broke fucking ass into La Marina on a Tuesday! You would be living off of plátanos and beans!
Chris Elite: So you really think you’re so untouchable Ryan Adams??? You really believe you’re so high and mighty? If you about that life, then put your money where your mouth is my guy! BET YOUR WHOLE NET WORTH!
( DEDEDE trash talks him off mic. )
Chris Elite: YOU WON’T! NO BALLS! RYAN ADAMS DOESN’T HAVE THE BALLS! YOU AIN’T BOUT SHIT!
Mr. DEDEDE: FUCK IT! I BET MY WHOLE NET WORTH, I BET MY FLATS, MY HOMES, I BET MY CARS, I BET ALL OF MY ASSETS,THE CLOTHES ON MY BACK, THE LOAFERS ON MY FEET – I BET EVERYTHING I WHOOP YOUR ASS, AND IT WON’T EVEN TAKE ME 10 MINUTES!
Chris Elite: LET’S MAKE A DEAL RYAN ADAMS, IF YOU LOSE? I OWN EVERYTHING YOU HAVE! HOW BOUT DAT?
Mr. DEDEDE: YOU GOT YOURSELF A DEAL.
( Mr. DEDEDE extends his hand, and Chris Elite shakes his hand before the two start talking profanity-laced trash in each others face. The microphone is unable to pick up everything they’re saying, however this trash talk goes on for a moment as “Lord Knows” by Meek Mill plays. )
Kawajai: PLEASE… TELL ME I’M CRAZY, TELL ME I’M HEARING THINGS… DID MR. DEDEDE JUST AGREE TO WHAT I THINK HE AGREED TO???
Nick Angel: MR. DEDEDE IS SO SURE THAT HE CAN DEFEAT CHRIS ELITE AT ROAD TO REDEMPTION, THAT HE IS PUTTING HIS ENTIRE NET WORTH ON THE LINE!
Kawajai: YOU CANNOT BE SERIOUS!
( Security separates DEDEDE and Elite … keeping both Chris and DDD from colliding as they drag both parties away from each other. )
Nick Angel: Security is doing everything they possibly can to keep these two from tearing into each other! But the real development folks, Mr. DEDEDE apparently has made it official! Look at the shock on Kenny Drake’s face, he is STUNNED, absolutely STUNNED by what we all just heard!
Kawajai: If Chris Elite defeats Mr. DEDEDE at Road To Redemption, he will own every dime and every asset that he has! Could this be the gravest mistake the Chairman of the Board has ever made in his lifef? Does he have any idea how many people this impacts????
Nick Angel: This could be a case of supreme confidence going too far, but Chris Elite is LOVING IT. Going into this it was arguable that this would be the biggest match of Chris Elite’s career but now there’s no question that Road To Redemption will be the most important night of Chris Elite’s life! The stakes have been ramped up to unfathomable heights!
(AD: Mr. DEDEDE vs Chris Elite isn’t the only thing to watch out for! The Extreme Elimination Chamber returns next month as we have the eleventh year edition of an EAW tradition: Road To Redemption!)
(We cut back to ringside where the camera pans around ringside to show an endless amount of ladders being set up, with the fans roaring and cheering for the upcoming match. We then get a closeup of the New Breed Championship hanging above the ring…)
Rebecca Sawyer: The following contest… IS A LADDER MATCH, AND IT IS FOR THE EAW NEW BREED CHAMPIONSHIP!!!
(“Morning Glory” by Oasis plays to a huge ovation as Finnegan Wakefield makes his way out onto the entrance stage from behind the curtains, sporting a Black UK Flag Bomber Jacket. With his hands behind his back, he slowly pops his collar before making his way down to the ring…)
Rebecca Sawyer: Introducing first, the challenger! From Bury St Edmunds, West Suffolk, England! Weighing in at 181 pounds… HE IS THE WRESTLING ARTIST, FFFFIIINNNNNEEEGGGAAANNN WAAAAAAAAAAAAKKKEEFFIIEEELLDD!!!
Kawajai: And Nick, this match is all about one final chance! One final shot to put it away for good! Finnegan Wakefield and Moongoose McQueen have been battling it out for the majority of this entire year! The two of them can never seem to get away from each other, no matter HOW hard they try! Tonight, Finnegan Wakefield finally has a chance to put it ALL to bed if he accomplishes what he has been dying to achieve for many months now, and that is winning the EAW New Breed Title!
Nick Angel: And it will be no easy task for The Wrestling Artist! Moongoose McQueen has been proving himself as a worthy champion, especially with his time over on NEO as well, but we all know just how incredible of a talent Finnegan is! Let’s see if he can finally pull off the big one tonight!
(“You Will Know Our Name” composed by ACE+ plays to a mixed ovation, as Moongoose McQueen makes his way out onto the stage with a serious look on his face. Wasting no time, he heads down the aisle…)
Rebecca Sawyer: And his opponent, from Austin, Texas! Weighing in at 236 pounds… HE IS THE DUKE, MOONNGGGGOOOOOSSSSEEEE MCQUEEEEEEEEEEENN!!
Nick Angel: The man who has proven that he’s been able to hang with the best Voltage has to offer as of late. He isn’t a champion just for nothing. Despite recent losses, Moongoose McQueen knows how to pick up BIG victories! Remember at Pain For Pride X when he WON this championship in that Fatal 4 Way Ultimate X Match!
Kawajai: Exactly right, Nick. Moongoose knows what it takes to pull it out when needed most. Let’s see if tonight he is able to successfully defend the New Breed Championship!
(DING! DING! DING!)
Nick Angel: And here we go, this ladder match is now underway! This will be the last time Finnegan Wakefield has a shot at the New Breed Championship as long as McQueen is the champion. This is do or die for Finnegan Wakefield. Finn closing in on Moongoose who stays in his corner, and Moongoose now leaving the ring to an array of boos from these fans. Finnegan, laughing to himself, as Moongoose slowly walks around the ring, stretching.
Kawajai: Well perhaps he hadn’t finished warming up?
Nick Angel: Hold on now, Finnegan Wakefield baseball sliding under the bottom rope just behind McQueen, and Finn grabs him and PUSHES HIM RIGHT INTO THE STEEL RINGPOST!! THE CHAMPION IS DAZED VERY EARLY ON, BUT FINNEGAN ISN’T LETTING UP! Finnegan picks up McQueen and whips him right into the steel stairs, and McQueen flips over it and to the floor! Good lord!
Kawajai: Finnegan taking control early on! Finnegan walks around to the downed McQueen and lifts him up to a vertical basis. OH! MCQUEEN PUSHES FINNEGAN INTO ONE OF THE LADDERS STANDING JUST IN FRONT OF OUR ANNOUNCE TABLE! The ladder tips over, but Finnegan after struggling to keep his balance remains on his feet! McQueen and Finnegan begin to trade punches, but Moongoose quickly with a knee to the gut, dropping Finnegan to one knee! OH! MCQUEEN… HE GRABS FINNEGAN BY THE BACK OF THE HEAD AND THROWS HIM OVER OUR ANNOUNCE TABLE HERE AND LANDING FRONT-FIRST INTO THE BARRICADE! VICIOUS ACTION THIS EARLY INTO THIS MATCH… I’M CURIOUS TO SEE WHO’S GOING TO DIG DEEP TO SURVIVE HERE!
Nick Angel: Oh man, look at this. Finnegan on the ground just at our feet, he is holding his ribs in pain! That might affect his performance in this ladder match! Moongoose McQueen now not wasting any time, as he picks up one of the ladders standing around the ring, and begins to close it and pushes it under the ropes. McQueen slides in and is quick to set up that ladder in the middle of the ring! He’s wanting to end this match early! Moongoose begins to climb up the ladder rung by rung, but look out now… Finnegan is back to his feet! He quickly rolls into the ring and pulls Moongoose down off the ladder! A few forearm shots to the head by Finnegan now, sending Moongoose stumbling back in the corner. Finnegan picks up the ladder and moves it out of the center of the ring before turning his attention back towards the champion. OH! McQueen with a kick to the gut, followed by a backhand chop! McQueen now, whipping Finnegan into the ropes. Finnegan comes back and ducks under a double axe-handle attempt by McQueen! Finnegan, stopping in his tracks, turns around with a STIFF elbow to the jaw of McQueen! McQueen is sent stumbling back into the ropes but comes ROARING BACK WITH A CLOTHESLINE!! NO!! FINNEGAN DUCKS UNDER IT AND HE RUNS TO THE ROPES ONCE MORE. HE REBOUNDS BACK AND ATTEMPTS A BICYCLE KICK! MCQUEEN WITH A MATRIX EVASION! A ROUNDHOUSE KICK ATTEMPT BY MCQUEEN! FINNEGAN DUCKS! A DOUBLE LEG TAKEDOWN ATTEMPT BY FINNEGAN! MCQUEEN LEAPS OVER IT TO AVOID THE MOVE! MCQUEEN TAKES A COUPLE OF STEPS BACK, AND RUNS FORWARD TO THE SEATED FINNEGAN FOR A SHINING WIZARD!!! NO!!! FINNEGAN FALLS BACK AND LETS MCQUEEN’S LEG MISS HIM COMPLETELY, BEFORE KIPPING UP… PELE KICK!!!!! THAT ONE CONNECTS RIGHT ON THE BUTTON!
Kawajai: WOW, WHAT AMAZING WRESTLING ACTION! Finnegan noticing now that Moongoose is looking a little dazed off that Pele. Finnegan now, grabbing Moongoose by the arm, irish whips him STRAIGHT INTO THAT LADDER! OH?! MOONGOOSE COUNTERS FOR AN IRISH WHIP OF HIS OWN!!! FINNEGAN HEADING STRAIGHT FOR THAT LADDER! OH MY, WHAT AGILITY!! FINNEGAN WAKEFIELD RUNNING UP THAT SIDE OF THE LADDER NOW, AND IS ABOUT HALF WAY THERE! WITHOUT TURNING, HE MOONSAULTS OFF IT…. AND IT CONNECTS ON THE STANDING MOONGOOSE MCQUEEN!! WOW!! And now with the champion down, Finnegan must try and capitalize. He is clutching at those ribs again, but is looking to try to make his next move immediately. He crawls forward towards that ladder before rising to his feet, and begins to drag into the center of the ring once again. Finnegan takes a couple of moments to catch his breath, before beginning the climb to the top!
Nick Angel: I think he might have taken just a little bit too long. Before Finn can even get halfway up, Moongoose is back up on his feet. He is holding that left shoulder of his in pain off that moonsault earlier, but is poised to prevent Finnegan from becoming the New Breed Champion! Moongoose reaches out for Finnegan’s right leg, but Finnegan uses his left leg to kick at the head of McQueen, forcing him to let go! Uh-oh, what’s Finnegan got in mind now?! OH MY, ANOTHER MOONSAULT OFF THE LADDER!!! BUT THIS TIME, MCQUEEN MOVES OUT OF THE WAY AND FINNEGAN LANDS ON HIS FEET! OHHH, A SUPERKICK FROM MCQUEEN! THAT KICK FLOORS FINNEGAN, AND HE ROLLS OUT OF THE RING AND TO THE OUTSIDE! Moongoose McQueen takes a moment to catch his breath, but what’s he doing?! Why is he leaving the ring? He’s not attempting to climb for the belt?
Kawajai: I think McQueen knows that a simple superkick isn’t going to keep Finnegan down for long. If McQueen wants to retain this belt, he needs to put Finnegan Wakefield away for good! McQueen now grabbing a ladder that’s leaning against the security barricade there at ringside. Meanwhile Finnegan is slowly rising to his feet unaware of Moongoose’s intentions. Finnegan turns… OHHH! MCQUEEN SMASHES THE TOP OF THE LADDER RIGHT INTO THE SIDE OF THE HEAD OF FINNEGAN, AND FINNEGAN DROPS TO THE FLOOR ONCE MORE. OH AND MCQUEEN JUST SLAMMING THE LADDER DOWN ONTO FINN’S BACK! McQueen wants to punish Finnegan here tonight at Ground Zero. These two just cannot get out of each other’s lives no matter HOW hard they try!
Nick Angel: You’re not wrong. And what exactly has Moongoose McQueen got in mind now? JESUS!! Look at the size of that thing! That ladder has to be at least 20 feet high! McQueen pushes it into the ring, before picking up YET ANOTHER 20 foot ladder! He pushes that into the ring as well. Finnegan is coming to now though, as he hazily rises up to his feet yet again. McQueen with a double axehandle to the back of the neck of Finnegan, and he drops to one knee. Finn begins to crawl towards the steel stairs, as Moongoose backs up, stalking Finnegan in his tracks! Moongoose rushes forward and– OH MY!! FINNEGAN WITH A BACK BODY DROP OVER THE STAIRS AND TO THE FLOOR! FINNEGAN FINDING SOME SENSE OF URGENCY WITH THAT COUNTER! Finnegan now limps around the stairs to McQueen, who is holding his lower back in pain, but is quick to make a recovery as he lifts himself back up to a vertical basis. Finnegan now pushes one of the standing ladders to the floor and closes it, before grabbing McQueen from behind! He reaches under and grabs McQueen’s right leg and wraps his other arm around his neck… OH NO!! OH NO!!!! BRIDGING INVERTED EXPLODER RIGHT ONTO THAT LADDER!!!! HOLY MOLY WHAT IMPACT FROM THAT INCREDIBLE MOVE! THE CHAMPION IS IN SOME SERIOUS TROUBLE RIGHT NOW! Finnegan slowly climbs back into the ring. He’s got some work to do now! He picks himself up before grabbing one of those 20 foot ladders and setting it up in the ring, directly left of where the championship is hanging above him. He then grabs the other 20 foot ladder and sets it directly right of where the belt is hanging. What’s he doing, exactly?!
Kawajai: Couldn’t tell ya, Nick! Finnegan is now reaching for that third ladder… the shorter one of the three ladders in the ring right now. He sets that up directly underneath the belt and in the middle of the other two ladders. OH! MOONGOOSE IS UP! I think Finnegan Wakefield took a little too much time trying to do… something?! Whatever he had planned, those plans are now foiled as Moongoose slides back into the ring with a step ladder! Finnegan turns and MOONGOOSE THROWS THE STEP LADDER RIGHT INTO THE FACE OF FINNEGAN! OH MAN! FINNEGAN STUMBLES FORWARD… MOONGOOSE MCQUEEN WITH A SLING BLADE THAT SENDS FINNEGAN LANDING HARD ONTO THE CANVAS! McQueen now begins to push Finnegan out of the ring with his feet, and looks to capitalize! He is is still reeling from taking that exploder onto that ladder just a few moments ago, but this is a fighting champion! Despite the fact he couldn’t care less about the New Breed Title, he wants to always have a 1-up over Finnegan Wakefield! Moongoose now looking to retain in this ladder match, as he begins to slowly but surely climb step by step up that middle ladder! OH! He loses his footing for a moment there, but manages to catch himself, and keeps on going!
Nick Angel: Man, that just sort of shows that Moongoose has taken some serious damage in this match. But then again, so has Finnegan, who is nowhere to be found! Moongoose gets to the second last rung of that ladder, and begins to reach out for the belt! He has it! He goes to unclip it aaaaand……….. LOOK OUT!!! FINNEGAN WAKEFIELD SPRINGS UP ONTO THE APRON, AND READYS HIMSELF IN POSITION! FINNEGAN SPRINGBOARDS AND… OH MY GOD! WHAT INCREDIBLE BALANCE! FINNEGAN LEAPS TOWARDS THE LADDER ON THE LEFT OF OUR HARD CAMERA AND LANDS ABOUT THREE QUARTERS OF THE WAY UP OF IT! HE CLIMBS QUICKLY TO THE TIPPY-TOP OF IT, AND NOW MOONGOOSE HAS TURNED HIS ATTENTION TO FINNEGAN! FINNEGAN LEAPS FORWARD… HOOOOOOOOOOLY SHIIIIIIIIIIIIT!!! A HURRICANRANA FROM THE TOP OF THAT LADDER TO THE FLOOR! MOONGOOSE IS SENT CRASHING TO THE MAT FLAT ON HIS BACK, AND NOW BOTH MEN ARE DOWN! A STANDING OVATION FROM THE FANS HERE IN CHICAGO!!! WOW!
Kawajai: INCREDIBLE! We rarely see Finnegan Wakefield pull off high-risk maneuvers such as that one, but when the going gets tough, pull out all the stops, right?! Finnegan sits up, and is proud of the move he just pulled off! Finnegan turns his head to look behind him at the down AND out Moongoose McQueen! The champion is NOT moving! Finn rises to his knees and begins to slowly move forward towards that ladder… but hold on. Why is he stopping?! Finn slowly turns his head back towards Moongoose, who is still out of it! Finnegan looks up at the New Breed Championship hanging 25 feet directly above him… WAIT, WHY IS HE SHAKING HIS HEAD?!
Finnegan Wakefield (off-mic, catching his breath): No… not yet… McQueen still… needs to be put out… for good…
Kawajai: Well this is not the smartest of ideas! Finnegan has a clear opening at winning his first ever belt here in EAW, but now he’s rolling out of the ring and to the outside again?! McQueen is down and out off that crazy hurricanrana from the top! NOBODY is getting up from that anytime soon! He’s looking underneath our ring now. Come on, Finn! Just climb it and win! What’s he got there? Is that a… OH MY LORD IT’S A TABLE!! THIS IS A LADDER MATCH, NOT A TABLES MATCH!
Nick Angel: Maybe so, but NO DISQUALIFICATIONS! ANYTHING goes! If Finnegan wants to use a table, then he has every right to! He sets up that wooden table on the floor there in between the ring and the security barricade. He nods to himself, before turning around to see Moongoose beginning to crawl towards that middle ladder in the ring! Finnegan reaches into the ring, and drags McQueen towards him! Finnegan climbs up onto the ring apron, and leans over the ropes and picks the champion up by his hair! He spins Moongoose around to face the ladders, before hooking his arms in the full nelson position! OH MY HE’S NOT THINKING ANDROMEDA FROM THE RING THROUGH THE TABLE TO THE OUTSIDE IS HE?! THIS MIGHT ACTUALLY END MOONGOOSE’S CAREER IF IT CONNECTS! FINNEGAN HAS IT LOCKED IN… HE LIFTS MCQUEEN UP AAAANNDD… OH!!!! A BACK ELBOW TO THE SIDE OF THE HEAD TO FINNEGAN, WHICH FORCES HIM TO RELEASE THE SUPLEX! McQueen lands back in the ring safely, before sweeping the back of Finnegan’s legs, forcing Finnegan to land back first onto the apron! Both men get back up at the same time though. Finnegan turns his attention to Moongoose- OHHHH!!! ANOTHER SUPERKICK FROM MCQUEEN. FINNEGAN IS DAZED AND CONFUSED, BUT HE HOLDS ON WITH ONE HAND TO THE TOP ROPE!! ONE MORE MOVE WILL SEND FINN CRASHING THROUGH THAT TABLE UNDER HIM! Moongoose lets out a roar, before running forward for a BIG BOOT!!!!!!!!!
Kawajai: NO!! FINNEGAN AVOIDS IT BY SOMERSAULTING INTO THE RING, AND THE FORCE OF THE ATTEMPT SENDS MOONGOOSE GOING OVER THE TOP ROPE AND TO THE APRON NOW!! What a scene! Finnegan and Moongoose turn their attention to one another, almost in shock at how this had just turned out! Finnegan rushes forward, but is stopped in his tracks by a stiff forearm!! Finnegan slowly spins in a daze, BUT OH MY LORD A PELE KICK TO MCQUEEN, AND MCQUEEN FALLS OFF THE APRON!!! OHHHH HE JUST MISSES THAT TABLE, BUT LANDS HARD TO THE OUTSIDE ANYWAY! Finnegan gets back to his feet, looks down at Moongoose, before shaking his head. He begins to ascend up that middle ladder, knowing he made a mistake earlier in trying to put the champion away for good!
Nick Angel: It doesn’t matter though, because he might actually win this thing right here, right now! Finnegan quickly climbs up before reaching the second last rung! He’s in the perfect position! He reaches both hands out and grabs the strap of the belt! He starts to unclip it, aaaaand… OH MY GOD!!! MOONGOOSE MCQUEEN IS BACK IN THE FRAY, AS HE IS HALFWAY UP THE SAME SIDE OF THE LADDER FINNEGAN IS UP! FINNEGAN IS FORCED TO RELEASE FROM THE BELT AS MOONGOOSE SETS HIM UP IN AN ELECTRIC CHAIR POSITION FROM THE TOP OF THAT LADDER!!! OH MY GOD THIS IS DANGEROUS FOR BOTH OF THESE MEN, NOT JUST FINNEGAN!! Finnegan, realizing the predicament he is in, begins to lay right hands to the temple of Moongoose! OH MY, FINNEGAN SPINS AROUND THE SHOULDERS OF MCQUEEN, AND NOW CLIMBS OFF OF THEM AND ONTO THE OTHER SIDE OF THAT LADDER!! AMAZING!! Both men are trading blows now on this ladder! McQueen grabs Finnegan by the back of the head and sends it straight into the top of the ladder head first! JESUS!! FINNEGAN HAS BEEN BUSTED OPEN OFF THAT! Finnegan looks unfazed though, as he looks up towards his foe with SERIOUS ANGER in his eyes! He grabs McQueen by the back of HIS head now, and forces it into the ladder on the left hand side of them, and it tips over and lands on the ropes! He then does the exact same for the other ladder on the right hand side! Moongoose is beginning to lose his balance up on that ladder. Finnegan lets out a HUGE roar, before ATTEMPTING A ROUNDHOUSE KICK!!!!!! IT CONNECTS!!!!!! HOW DID HE KEEP THAT BALANCE?!
Kawajai: But hold on now, as Moongoose McQueen is STILL on that ladder! He shakes off the cobwebs, and to Finnegan’s surprise, Moongoose is still in this! Moongoose grabs Finnegan by the head once more and begins to repeatedly slam it straight into the top of that ladder, with no care in the world of what it might do to his opponent here! JESUS! Finnegan is out! I think Finnegan might be out! He is slumped forward over the top of the ladder, and the crowd now are showing their disapproval! This is ridiculous! Moongoose, with a huge grin on his face, begins to slowly climb up a couple more steps before reaching out for his championship! He unclips it… NO! NO HE DOESN’T! FINNEGAN WITH A HARD LEFT FIST TO THE RIBS OF MOONGOOSE, AND FINNEGAN WITH BLOOD POURING FROM HIS FOREHEAD, CLIMBS BACK AROUND TO THE SAME SIDE MCQUEEN IS ON! Finnegan continues to pound away at McQueen’s ribs, OH but McQueen with another forearm straight to the side of Finnegan’s head. Oh, but one from Finn now! And one from Moongoose! One from Finn! ONCE AGAIN THESE TWO ARE TRADING BLOWS!
Nick Angel: Whoa, look at this! These two are moving an awful lot up that ladder that it is beginning to tip forward! They don’t seem to care though as they continue to trade lefts and rights… OH LORD HERE WE GO! THE LADDER TIPS FORWARD TOWARDS THAT TABLE!!! OH NO!!!!!!!!!
OHHHHHH BUT THEY BOTH LAND ON THE TOP ROPE!! BOTH OF THEM LAND ON THE TOP ROPE AND HOLD ONTO THAT LADDER FOR SUPPORT! WHAT INCREDIBLE STABILITY THESE TWO INDIVIDUALS HAVE! The two of them trying to figure out what exactly to do next, as they look around before looking at each other!
Finnegan Wakefield (off-mic): Come on, you wanker! Hit me! HIT ME!!!!
Nick Angel: Moongoose McQueen with anger in his eyes, lets out another huge roar again, before stepping towards Finnegan to attempt a simple southpaw straight to the jaw… BUT FINNEGAN AVOIDS IT! FINNEGAN MOVES HIS HEAD BACK AND MCQUEEN SWINGS AND MISSES… OH NO! OH NO! HE’S LET GO OFF THAT LADDER! HE’S LOST HIS BALANCE!!! LOOK OUT!!!!!!!!! MAMA MIA!!!!!! MOONGOOSE MCQUEEN FALLS STRAIGHT THROUGH THAT TABLE! MOONGOOSE MCQUEEN IS DOWN AND OUT, AND FINNEGAN WAKEFIELD STARES DOWN AT THE CARNAGE THAT HE DID NOT ACTUALLY DO! THAT WAS ALL A SIMPLE MISTAKE FROM THE CHAMPION, AND IT MIGHT HAVE JUST COST HIM THE CHAMPIONSHIP! Finnegan Wakefield, still holding onto that ladder whilst balancing on the top rope, looks around at the crowd who are CHEERING him on! Finnegan pushes the ladder forward with FORCE AND HE STEPS ONTO A RUNG WITH IT!! JESUS!! THE LADDER IS BACK UP ON ITS LEGS, AND FINNEGAN WAKEFIELD ALL OF A SUDDEN IS HALF WAY UP IT! THE CROWD BEGIN TO RISE TO THEIR FEET, AS FINNEGAN WAKEFIELD, IN HIS BLOODIED STATE, CLIMBS TO THE TOP OF THE LADDER… HE REACHES OUT FOR THE BELT AAAAAND…
HE UNCLIPS IT… WAIT!
NO! HE’S GOT IT! IT’S OVER!!! IT’S OVER!!! NEW CHAMPION!!! FINNEGAN WAKEFIELD IS THE NEW BREED CHAMPION!!!
(DING! DING! DING!)
(“Morning Glory” by Oasis plays to a huge ovation from the crowd as Finnegan Wakefield clutches onto his new belt in the middle of the ring, looking at the endless sea of fans in disbelief.)
Rebecca Sawyer: The winner of this match… AAAAAND THEEEEE NEEEEEEEWWWWWWW EAW NEW BREED CHAMPION… FFFFIIINNNNNEEEGGGAAANNN WAAAAAAAAAAAAKKKEEFFIIEEELLDD!!!
Kawajai: I AM LOST FOR WORDS!! WHAT A MATCH!! FINNEGAN WAKEFIELD HAS OVERCOME THE ODDS, AND HAS FINALLY DEFEATED HIS NUMBER ONE FOE FOR HIS CHAMPIONSHIP! FINNEGAN WAKEFIELD, THE NEW NEW BREED CHAMPION!
Nick Angel: I TOO AM LOST FOR WORDS! VOLTAGE HAS A BRAND NEW EAW NEW BREED CHAMPION, AND IT IS THE WRESTLING ARTIST HIMSELF, FINNEGAN WAKEFIELD!! A HUGE CONGRATULATIONS TO THIS MAN!! HE HAS MORE THAN EARNED IT!!
Kawajai: I SECOND THAT STATEMENT! HERE’S TO A LENGTHY RUN WITH THE BELT FOR FINNEGAN!!
(Finnegan Wakefield raises the championship above his head while still on the ladder to another big ovation from the fans as we fade to black…)
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(DING! DING! DING!)
Rebecca Sawyer: The following match is a Fatal FIVE Way match and it is for the INTERWIRE CHAMPIONSHIP!
(“Quantum Flux” by Northlane plays to a HUGE ovation as Harvey Yorke makes his way out from behind the curtains. He stands in the middle of the ring and points his index fingers up in the air before making his way down to the ring.)
Rebecca Sawyer: Introducing first, from CHICAGO, ILLINOIS!!! WEIGHING IN AT 182 POUNDS… HAAAAAAARVVVEEYYYYYY YOOOOOOOOORRKEE!!
Nick Angel: AND ANOTHER HOMETOWN NATIVE MAKING HIS WAY DOWN TO THE RING FOR A BIG MATCH!
Kawajai: These rowdy Chicago fans are going to be in big support for Harvey Yorke to win this championship tonight, and with an entire crowd behind him I’m sure it’ll bring his confidence WAY up!
(“Voltage” by Yonosuke Kitamura plays to a big pop as Anthony Leonhart comes out with a big smile on his face. He immediately makes his way down to the ring.)
Rebecca Sawyer: Next, from Paris, France! Weighing in at 215 pounds… AAAAAAAANTTHOOONNNYYY LEEEEEEEONNNHHAAAARRRTTT!!!
Nick Angel: And a man who’s had it tough as of late but is looking to take advantage of a big opportunity, Anthony Leonhart is looking very confident tonight as he makes his way down to the ring!
Kawajai: He’s got all the talent in the world, but just has NOT reached that full potential yet. Let’s see if he can reach it tonight!
(Suddenly the lights cut out. Ominous music begins to faintly play over the speakers, before a little girl can be heard laughing. “Lies” by Evanescence plays to huge heat as Nightmare come out onto the stage together, with the Interwire Champion Amadeus in the front and Jon McAdams and Solomon Caine following closely behind on both sides.)
Kawajai: Wow! And you want to talk about a TEAM!
Nick Angel: You’re not wrong, Kawa! Despite the fact that these three are opponents in this match tonight, they’re showing unity here! Amadeus, the Interwire Champion, having to defend against four people, but it looks like Solomon and Jon might be on the side of their Nightmare leader tonight! Let’s see how things transpire…
(DING! DING! DING!)
Nick: The ref called for the bell and with the exception of Amadeus, each competitor is in a corner! The members of Nightmare finds themselves in an interesting position as their attention turns to Anthony Leonhart and Harvey Yorke!
Kawajai: Two of these are not like the other as The Nightmare comes alive! Amadeus points at Leonhart and Yorke as Solomon and McAdams charge forward! Nasty knee lift from Caine to the stomach of Yorke, flipping him over! Jon McAdams SWARMS over Anthony Leonhart, hitting him repeatedly over the head, until he slides out the ring for his own safety! Wait! McAdams follows suit! Amadeus watches in pride as Solomon picks up Yorke and puts him down HARD with a scoop slam! The Nightmare has taken over control of this match!
Nick: Thing is Kawajai is that this is a FIVE WAY match for the Interwire Championship! To quote Highlander ‘There can only be one!’
Kawajai: But, things get much easier when there’s three! Leonhart is refusing to back down as he starts fighting back! Low kick to the thigh of McAdams! Kick to the midsection! VICIOUS ROUNDHOUSE TO THE SIDE OF MCADAMS’ HEAD! YOU COULD HEAR THAT IMPACT A MILE AWAY! Leonhart grins as McAdams goes down! He catches him and- OH MY GOD! HE THROWS MCADAMS INTO THE STEEL STAIRS!
Nick: Amadeus sees this and before Leonhart could turn around- TOPE CON GIRO! Amadeus goes flying over the top rope onto The Roaring Lion outside the ring! Amadeus lands on his feet, and mounts his opponent, delivering repeated fists to the side of his head! Back in the ring, Solomon whips Yorke into a corner and follows-up with a brutal clothesline! Yorke slumps down. But Solomon doesn’t stop there as he unleashes a series of mudhole stomps! He’s not stopping till that boot is on the side of his opponent’s face! Amadeus picks up Leonhart and whips him- counter by Leonhart! WATCH OUT KAWAJAI!
(Both commentators duck as Amadeus goes flying onto the commentator’s table and falls off)
Nick: MAMA MIA! Amadeus is sprawled out behind us!
Kawajai: Anthony is trying to shake off that top rope dive as he slides into the ring! He grabs Solomon and turns him around! INSTANT KARMA I! IT’S LIGHTS OUT FOR SOLOMON CAINE WITH THAT LIGHTNING QUICK SPIN KICK! Leonhart goes for the first cover!
Ref: OOOONEEEEE! TWWWWO-
Nick: Harvey Yorke broke the pin! Anthony Leonhart is LIVID! He gets up and starts yelling at Harvey Yorke and pushes him! Yorke pushes back! Both men are brawling, swinging at each other like wild animal- DDT BY LEONHART! He gets up and whips a stunned Solomon to the ropes! McAdams sneakily slides back into the ring! Leonhart’s waiting for the rebound- OH MY GAWD! CHOP BLOCK/YAKUZA KICK COMBINATION MCADAMS AND CAINE! Jon snuck behind Anthony with the chop block and Caine finished it off with a yakuza kick!! Both men immediately go for the pin! Solomon is on top first!
Ref: OOOOONEEEEEEEEE! TWWWWWWWO!
Kawajai: Anthony kicks out! McAdams yells at Solomon and pins a downed Yorke!
Kawajai: Yorke’s having none of that as he kicks out with authority! The Nightmare is getting frustrated as both of their pins are for naught. Meanwhile, Amadeus is limping from behind us and climbs back into the ring. Solomon gets Leonhart to his feet and delivers an echoing knife edge chop! He urges McAdams to do the same! He complies, getting Harvey Yorke to his feet! Knife edge chop to the British Brawler!
Kawajai: Solomon chops Leonhart again!
Kawajai: McAdams tries to one-up him with another chop of his own!
Kawajai: Now both men are on a chopping spree, going absolutely nuts on their respective victims! Amadeus watches in awe as Harvey and Anthony gets destroyed before his very eyes! Wait! They’re fighting back with chops of their own! Both men are digging deep as the reality of being outnumbered has clicked in their minds! Anthony and Harvey WHIPS SOLOMON AND MCADAMS INTO EACH OTHER! Both Nightmare members are down as they turn their attention to Amadeus! The Interwire Champ is not giving up without a fight! He hits Leonhart with a forearm! Then Yorke! Back to Leonhart! With blinding speed he’s wearing down both opponents! He has both men on their knees- DOUBLE DDT BY AMADEUS! He places Harvey next to Leonhart and pins them simultaneously!
Ref: OOOONEEEEEEEEEE! TWWWOOOOOOOO!
Nick: Both men kick out! Amadeus looks frustrated, but shrugs his shoulders! He knew it was worth a shot! Solomon lifts Leonhart and whips him to the corner! As he makes his way over there, McAdams helps Amadeus lift Harvey Yorke, and bring him down with a double backbreaker! The Nightmare is still going with their plan of wiping out the competition! After a couple of forearm shots, Solomon turns Leonhart upside down in the tree of woe! He starts yelling at Amadeus telling him to strike! The Nightmare leader complies and charges ahead! Sliding forearm to the face of Leonhart as he goes under the ropes and lands outside! Amadeus jumps up upon the apron top the top! He leaps off the top turnbuckle for a corkscrew moonsault! He calls it the Calamita! JUMPING CUTTER BY SOLOMON! OH MY GOD! SOLOMON CAINE CAUGHT HIS OWN STABLEMATE WITH A JUMPING CUTTER! Amadeus was in descent when out of nowhere, Solomon Caine delivered what is known as an RKO to his own damn ally!
Kawajai! Solomon is going for the cover! I can’t believe this!
Ref: OOOONEEEEEEEEE! TWOOOOOO! THREEEEEEEEEEEE!
Kawajai: McAdams break the count! He’s furious! Yelling at Solomon, who’s getting to his feet!
Jon McAdamas: (off mic) What’s wrong with you!? We are Nightmare! We are Sanatorium! We don’t pin unless these two are removed from the battle-
Kawajai: Harvey Yorke with the front dropkick! McAdams crashes into Solomon and the two are in the corner! Yorke is not finished with the Nightmare! He positions himself in front of McAdams and starts wearing him down with shoulder thrusts! One! Two! Three! Each thrust his knocking McAdams into Solomon Caine, who’s bouncing off the turnbuckle repeatedly! Five! Six! Seven! Both men are dizzy! Yorke backs up to the opposite turnbuckle! He races towards danger like an oncoming train- RENZOKUKUEN! The powerful discus elbow from Anthony Leonhart who kip-up at the last minute! Harvey Yorke went down hard!
Nick: Anthony Leonhart is playing no games as he roars to the sky! He turns his attention to McAdams and Solomon! Amadeus wraps his legs around Leonhart’s and sweeps him to the floor! With technical precision Amadeus applies the grounded octopus stretch! He has Anthony wrapped in the Devil’s Chains! Leonhart’s struggling! This could be it! Solomon throws McAdams out the ring! He breaks the submission!
Solomon Caine: (off mic) You think that title belongs to you!
Amadeus: (off mic) This isn’t about me! This is about the family retaining power!
Solomon Caine: So you and Eclipse get all the glory!?
Amadeus: (stomps his feet) You want glory!? Huh!? Then come at me with everything!
Kawajai: It looks like dissention in the family as Solomon Caine and Amadeus is attacking each other, firing away stiff shots until one gives in to the other! Amadeus stumbles back, still disoriented from the cutter, Solomon has him against the ropes! Snake Eyes from Caine! Amadeus bounces back like a rag doll and is down! Solomon folds him up like a towel-
Ref: OOOOOOOONEEEEEEE! TWWWWWWWWOOOO!
Nick: Leonhart with the save! That’s the frustrating thing about these multi man matches Kawajai! There’s always someone else around the corner! Leonhart picks up Solomon and starts delivering kick after kick, punch after punch! Solomon is against the ropes but catches Leonhart’s leg! SWIFT ENZUIGIRI FROM LEONHART! Solomon falls out to the outside! The Ichimichi Zaibatsu member is on fire! He has Amadeus in his hands! He could end this here and now! He puts Amadeus over his back! The champ is hanging upside down as Anthony is positioning himself to deliver his finisher, the cradle kneeling reverse piledriver aka the God Seal! Wait! McAdams is climbing the turnbuckle from the apron! He was thrown outside by his own stablemate Solomon Caine! He’s perched up top, but Leonhart is halfway across the ring! McAdams is not a highflyer in the same sense that Amadeus is!
Kawajai: I think Leonhart realizes that two as he does not look worried at! McAdams takes flight with the double knees! WHAT THE HELL!? HEAD TRAUMA! TOP ROPE HEAD TRAUMA HALFWAY ACROSS THE RING! Somewhere McAdams was able to land those double knees onto Amadeus, who falls back onto said champ, causing damage to his head and neck! McAdams transitions into a roll-up! This could be his opportunity!
Ref: OOOOONEEEEEEEEEEE! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOO THREEEEEEEEEEEE!
Nick: OH MY GOD HARVEY YORKE BREAKS THE PIN AT THE LAST SPLIT SECOND! This man took a beating for the majority of this match and somehow he’s still in it! The fans are on their feet, shocked at how Harvey Yorke snatched away Jon McAdams’ dream of becoming Interwire Champion and likely leader of The Nightmare! Yorke is digging deep as he picks up McAdams! ULTRAVIOLENCE! FULLNELSON FLAPJACK! McAdams lands on the canvas hard and is showing no signs of movement! Harvey Yorke is the only man standing in this match- wait! Solomon Caine rolls in with a chair! He swings at Harvey Yorke who ducks! He kicks Caine in the gut! Yorke grabs the chair and strikes the back of Solomon Caine! He hits him one more time for good measure! You can hear the sickening sound of steel cracking that man’s back!
Kawajai: Harvey Yorke raises the chair to the fans, getting the EAW Universe on their feet! He unfolds the chair, placing it in the middle of the ring! It’s a bit dented, but I doubt he cares! He drags Caine over and double hooks his arms! I don’t like the sick looks that’s coming across his face! He lifts Solomon in the air! NINTH SYMPHONY! DOUBLE UNDERHOOK POWERBOMB THROUGH THE CHAIR! SOLOMON CAINE IS LAID OUT! HARVEY YORKE HAS THIS! HE’S THE ONLY MAN LEFT STANDING! He’s staring down at Solomon with bloodlust in his eyes! Amadeus is pulling himself up under the ropes to the outside the apron. What does the champ have planned!?
Nick: Harvey Yorke doesn’t see Amadeus readying himself for a springboard! SHOOTING STAR THROUGH THE AIR! HE CATCHES YORKE IN A DDT MIDFLIGHT! DEUS EX NIHILUS! He pins Yorke!
Ref: OOOOOONEEEEEEEEEEEE! TWWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOO! THREEEEEEEEEEEE!
(DING! DING! DING!)
(“Lies” by Evanescence plays)
Rebecca Sawyer: Your winner by pinfall AND STILL EAW Interwire Champion! AAAAMAAAADEUS!
Kawajai: What. A. Match! Five men entered, but somehow Amadeus walked out the same way he came in: with the belt!
Nick: You could argue that he had help, but feelings seemed to flare out of control amongst The Nightmare faction of The Sanatorium!
Kawajai: When only one man can stand as champ, how long can you rely on the others around you? I’m sure loyalties are going to be tested soon!
(Amadeus is given the IW title by the ref. He holds it up, staring at his opponents. He climbs out the ring and walks to the back, his facial expression distant with his eyes narrowed. The camera focuses on an upset Anthony Leonhart as it cuts to commercial)
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Rebecca Sawyer: The following contest is scheduled for one fall!
Crowd: ONE FALL!!!!!!!!!!!
(“Es Irónico” by Bocca Myers to a big ovation from the fans as El Irónico runs out onto the stage. He poses for the fans before jogging down the ramp, high-fiving fans as he goes.)
Rebecca Sawyer: Introducing first… from Doncaster, England, weighing in at 195 pounds… EL IRÓNNNIIICCCCOOOOOOOO!!!
Nick Angel: And Kawa, coming up next we’ve got quite the match. El Irónico and Cody Marshall have had quite the odd rivalry since season 11 began a couple of months ago. They’ve had drinking contests, they’ve had pick your poison matches, but now we have the stipulation for this match where if Cody Marshall picks up the victory, El Irónico must become HIS servant.
Kawajai: I wonder what kind of things he’d make Irónico do. Surely nothing good.
Nick Angel: Well for Irónico’s sake, here’s hoping The Ironic Luchador picks up the win!
(“Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue” by Toby Keith plays to an array of boos from the Chicago fans, as Cody Marshall and Deborah Marshall make their way out onto the stage. Deborah Marshall, a 300 pound old lady, is wearing a muumuu and a shower cap on her head. She carries a pink handbag around her right shoulder. Cody Marshall gives her a kiss on the forehead, before they make their way down the ramp, holding hands.)
Rebecca Sawyer: And his opponent… being accompanied to the ring by Deborah Marshall. From Austin, Texas! Weighing in at 305 pounds… CCCOOOOOOODDDYYY MAAAAAAAAARRRHSAAAAAAALLLLLLLL!!
Kawajai: What the hell is she wearing?
Nick Angel: Deborah?
Kawajai: Who else?
Nick Angel: I dunno, isn’t that usually what 65-year old women wear?
Kawajai: She’s 65?
Nick Angel: I dunno.
Kawajai: Well we should get our facts straight. Deborah Marshall escorting his son to ringside, and these two have a bone to pick with El Irónico. Last week, Deborah Marshall ordered her son to attack Irónico, and boy when Cody did, it’s almost like we saw a new side out of him!
Nick Angel: You’re not kidding. With his mother’s love on his side, I feel as if Cody Marshall is going to be difficult to stop in this match! Let’s wait and see…
(DING! DING! DING!)
Kawajai: And we are underway with this matchup between Cody Marshall and El Irónico! For the past two months these two have been having a lot of beef. El Irónico will be wanting to end it all TONIGHT! OH! And Irónico rushes right out of the corner, AND CODY MARSHALL MOVES OUT OF THE WAY AND IRÓNICO HITS THE OPPOSITE TURNBUCKLE. Irónico turns around, holding his chest in pain, and a HUGE BIG BOOT FLOORS IRÓNICO! Irónico quickly rolls to the outside, as Cody Marshall poses in the ring to disapproval from these fans here in attendance!
Nick Angel: Irónico slowly walks around the ring. Deborah Marshall walks up to him and begins to yell at him!
Deborah Marshall (off-mic): Get back in the ring so my son can beat you up, you immigrant!
Nick Angel: Irónico begins to yell back, but Cody Marshall now leans over the top rope and PULLS Irónico up onto the ring apron by the head! OH!! Irónico with a jawbreaker over the ropes and Cody release and stumbles backwards toward the center of the ring! Irónico rolls underneath the bottom rope and rushes forward! He turns Cody around towards him… ATOMIC DROP!! Irónico now rushes the ropes and returns with a dropkick to the back of Cody’s head, and Cody drops to one knee now! Irónico once again rushes to the ropes! He rebounds back for a RUNNING KNEE TO THE HEAD! NO!!! CODY GRABS IRÓNICO BY THE THROAT WITH HIS RIGHT HAND! Cody rises back to his feet, before lifting Irónico in the air! NOOOOOO! IRÓNICO WITH A DDT, COUNTERING A CHOKESLAM! Irónico just escaped a serious world of hurt just there! We’re pretty early into this match, and already some close calls with some big moves!
Kawajai: Irónico rises back to a vertical basis, as Cody Marshall begins to stir in the middle of the ring. As Cody sits up, Irónico rushes past him once more and hits the ropes! Whoa look at Cody now! Deborah Marshall calling out for Cody to roll onto his stomach, and he complies! Irónico leaps over the downed Cody and runs the ropes again! Cody rises to his feet and attempts a clothesline, but Irónico somersaults under it! Irónico rolls back to his feet and turns to Cody. Big kick to the gut there, followed by a knee to the jaw! Irónico ONCE AGAIN runs the ropes, running right past the dazed and confused Cody Marshall, and comes back for a RUNNING BULLDOG!!! NO!!! CODY MARSHALL GRABS IRÓNICO DURING THE MOTION, AND KEEPS HIM RISEN IN THE AIR! CODY RUNS FORWARD AND… OH MY GOD!!! CODY MARSHALL THROWS EL IRÓNICO OUT OF THE RING AND TO THE OUTSIDE, AND IRÓNICO LANDS HARD ON THE FLOOR!! JESUS!
Nick Angel: Irónico is really hurting, Kawa! He’s holding his lower back in serious pain! That fall really did a number on him! But look now… Deborah Marshall once again telling Cody what to do! Cody climbs over the top rope to the apron, before dropping to the floor right where Irónico is. Deborah Marshall walks around to the action, as the referee rolls out of the ring to, trying to keep her away from the two. Wait, what’s this… Deborah Marshall is pointing down towards Irónico, before pointing towards the crowd?
Kawajai: OH NO, NOT AGAIN!! I KNOW EXACTLY WHAT THE HELL SHE IS THINKING!
Nick Angel: What is it?
Kawajai: You’ll see… I HATE THIS! Cody Marshall lifts Irónico up over his shoulders in the fireman’s carry position, before walking towards the front row of the fans behind the security barricade there. Cody, with a huge grin on his face, LIFTS Irónico up in the gorilla press position! Come on now, Cody! CODY WAIT… CODY MARSHALL JUST THREW EL IRÓNICO INTO THE CROWD!!! THIS IS THE THIRD TIME THIS HAS HAPPENED GOD DAMN IT!!!
Nick Angel: But look, Kawa! The crowd!
Kawajai: YEAH, THEY’RE HOLDING HIM UP! THEY’RE GONNA CARRY HIM AROUND THE ARENA OR SOMETHING! CHRIST!
Nick Angel: And that’s exactly what they are doing, but El Irónico what’s none of it! As they begin to carry him AWAY from the ring, the referee has rolled back into the ring to begin a countout! Cody Marshall rolls in as well, and poses.
Referee: ONE! … TWO! …. THREE!
Nick Angel: Irónico is trying his best to signal the fans to send him BACK towards the ring!
Kawajai: WHOA! El Irónico rolls onto his stomach. What the hell’s he doing?!
Referee: … FIVE! … SIX! …
Kawajai: OH MY GOD, ARE YOU SERIOUS?!
Nick Angel: THIS ISN’T ACTUALLY WORKING IS IT?! EL IRÓNICO IS ACTUALLY SWIMMING FORWARD OVER THE FANS BACK TOWARDS THE RING! USING THE FREESTYLE STROKE, HE IS LITERALLY SWIMMING IN THE SEA OF FANS!
Referee: SEVEN! …
Nick Angel: THE CROWD AROUND THE ARENA CHEER LOUDLY FOR THIS, BUT THIS IS INSANE!
Referee: EIGHT! …
Kawajai: AND EL IRÓNICO GETS TO THE FRONT AND ROLLS OFF THE FRONT ROW FANS AND BACK TO THE FLOOR! AMAZING!
Referee: NINE! …
Kawajai: OH! EL IRÓNICO QUICKLY GETS BACK TO HIS FEET, AND SLIDES INTO THE RING. DOES HE GET THERE IN TIME?!
Nick Angel: HE DOES! BUT CODY MARSHALL, PISSED OFF NOW, IS QUICK TO GET BACK ON THE ATTACK! Cody Marshall begins to stomp away at the downed Irónico! Cody was expecting a countout win here, but Irónico has apparently seen a situation like that more than one time, would I be right in saying so Kawa?
Kawajai: Yes indeed. You weren’t here for the previous two times that happened. Irónico was in the Grand Rampage and was eliminated by being carried out into the sea of fans and never to return.
Nick Angel: Back to the action, and Cody has lifted Irónico up and pushed him straight into a corner, and begins to really lay a series of hard-hitting fists straight into the skull of The Underdog from the Underclass! The referee begins the count…
Referee: ONE! … TWO! … THREE! … FOUR! COME ON CODY, BACK AWAY!
Kawajai: And Cody follows the order, but he begins to hold the referee to have a conversation with him? What?— OH MY!! DEBORAH MARSHALL FROM THE OUTSIDE SPRAYS WHAT LOOKS TO BE PERFUME RIGHT INTO THE EYES OF EL IRÓNICO! EL IRÓNICO SCREAMS IN AGONY, AS HE ROLLS AROUND THE RING, RUBBING HIS EYES! The referee looks down at him confused as ALL hell, but Cody Marshall slides down for a cover, hooking a leg!
Referee: ONEEEEEEEE!! TWOOOOOOOO!!
Kawajai: A kickout by Irónico! Irónico continues to rub his eyes, but he seems to be okay as he begins to rise to his feet on his own. Cody pulls Irónico into the middle of the ring AND LIFTS HIM UP FOR A SIDEWALK SLAM!! Cody looks over at his mama, who is telling Cody to climb to the top rope! Cody blows a kiss towards his mama, awwwww cute.
Nick Angel: Uh, okay? Anyway, Cody exits to the ring apron and begins to climb to the top rope! It’s not often we see a big man like Cody climb to the top rope! Cody Marshall is 6’8 and weighs 305 pounds! This can only be bad news for Irónico. Cody leaps and DELIVERS THE SECOND AMENDMENT!! LEG DROP FROM THE TOP ROPE, WOW!!
Kawajai: WAIT, NO NICK! NO! Irónico manages to roll out of the way at the LAST second, and Cody lands right on his ass! Cody sits there, screaming in agony! Irónico is back to his feet! DROPKICK TO THE FACE! Cody falls back, and Irónico runs towards the ropes, and comes back… THE IRONIC LEG DROP!!! THE IRONIC LEG DROP!!! THAT ATOMIC LEG DROPS LANDS RIGHT ON THE BUTTON! HERE’S A COVER, HOOKING THE LEG!!
Referee: ONEEEEEEE!!! TWOOOOOOOO!!! THREEEEEEEEEEEEE—
Nick Angel: AND A KICKOUT BY CODY MARSHALL, AND EL IRÓNICO CAN’T BELIEVE IT! Irónico begins to roll around the ring in absolute shock and awe, before crawling towards the referee holding three fingers up at him, but the referee assures him that Cody kicked out at two! El Irónico is starting to get a little frustrated right now, but he’s got to keep the momentum going! He leans against the second rope, smacking his hands into his head. The referee begins to check on Cody, who is just starting to come to and–
Kawajai: WHOA, WAIT! OH MY GOD!! DEBORAH MARSHALL PICKING THE PERFECT SPOT, WOBBLES FORWARD AND SMACKS EL IRÓNICO OVER THE HEAD WITH HER HANDBAG! COME ON!! THE CROWD BOO IN DISAPPROVAL, BUT WAIT!! WAIT!! THE REFEREE IS NOTICING IRÓNICO ROLLING AROUND BELOW HIS FEET, SCREAMING IN PAIN! THE REFEREE LOOKS UP AT DEBORAH MARSHALL, WHO IS PLAYING DUMB, ACTING AS IF NOTHING HAPPENED! The referee leans between the second and third rope, interrogating Deborah!
Referee (off-mic, pointing at Irónico): Did you attack him?!
Deborah Marshall (off-mic): No, sir.
Referee (off-mic): I think you did, Deborah.
Deborah Marshall (off-mic): Well, I didn’t.
Referee (off-mic): I’m sorry, but Deborah… GET OUTTA HERE!!!!!! YOU’RE GONE!!!!!!!
Nick Angel: WHOA!! OUR OFFICIAL IS PUTTING HIS FOOT DOWN!! THE CROWD REACT POSITIVELY TO THE DECISION! DEBORAH MARSHALL IS OUTTA HERE!!
Kawajai: Cody Marshall is back on his feet, absolutely in disbelief! He drops to his hands and knees, begging the referee to change his mind! But the referee’s decision is final! Deborah Marshall is now BANNED from ringside! Deborah Marshall picks up her handbag and begins to storm around the ring and up the ramp! Cody Marshall, still on his knees, begins to move forward facing the ramp! Nick, he’s got tears in his eyes!! What on earth?!
Nick Angel: He obviously loves his mother very much, Kawa. Uh-oh… that sad face of Cody has quickly turned into a very ANGRY look! Cody is absolutely IRATE now! He rises back to his feet and begins to pesture the referee!
Cody Marshall (off-mic): ARE YOU A RACIST, REF?! HOW DARE YOU SEND MAMA MARSHALL OUTTA HERE! SHE’S MORE MAN THAN YOU WILL EVER BE!
Referee (off-mic): Huh?
Nick Angel: OH!! LOOK OUT!! IRÓNICO WITH A SCHOOL BOY! IRÓNICO WITH A SCHOOL BOY!!
Referee: ONEEEEEEEEE!! TWOOOOOOOOO!! THREEEEEEEEEEE!!
Kawajai: NOOOOOOOO!!! CODY MARSHALL GETS HIS SHOULDERS UP AT THE LAST MOMENT! Both men get back to their feet! Irónico rushes forward for a SUPERKICK!!!!!!! NOOOOOO!!! CODY MARSHALL DUCKS THE ATTEMPT! IRÓNICO TURNS… OH! CODY GRABS IRÓNICO BY THE THROAT WITH BOTH HANDS. HE LIFTS IRÓNICO UP IN THE AIR… RAPTURE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Nick Angel: NOOOOO!! IRÓNICO REVERSES THE TWO-HANDED CHOKEBOMB WITH A STIFF FOREARM SHOT RIGHT TO THE SIDE OF THE HEAD OF CODY! CODY RELEASES, AND HOLDS HIS HEAD IN AGONY! LOOK OUT… SWEET SHIN MUSIC!!!!!! DOUBLE UNDERHOOK DDT!!!!!!!! THAT RIGHT THERE WAS THE MALICE IN SUNDERLAND, KAWAJAI! IT’S OVER, HERE’S THE PIN!
Referee: Referee: ONEEEEEEEEE!! TWOOOOOOOOO!! THREEEEEEEEEEE!!
(DING! DING! DING!)
(“Es Irónico” by Bocca Myers to a big ovation from the fans as El Irónico rises to his feet and quickly runs up to the second rope and lets out a HUGE roar!)
Rebecca Sawyer: HERE IS YOUR WINNER… EL IRÓNNNIIICCCCOOOOOOOO!!!
Kawajai: Well it doesn’t look like Cody Marshall is getting an assistant any time soon! El Irónico has just picked up a HUGE victory over his number one foe here tonight at Ground Zero!
Nick Angel: And now I think, by the way El Irónico is celebrating, this rivalry may be over! El Irónico may have finally gotten Cody Marshall out of his life for good! We’ll have to wait and see though. El Irónico can breathe a big sigh of relief for tonight, and like all of us, will have to wait and see what’s in store for this man next! We’ll be right back…
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(We return to ringside as the ring crew is doing work on setting the stage for the next match. Four metal caskets have been set up around the ring on each side and are now perfectly in place. The crew give Rebecca Sawyer the “ok” and she takes her cue.)
Rebecca Sawyer: The following contest is a GRAAAVEEESS CONSEQUENCES MATCH! There are no pinfalls, no submission, the only way to win is to put your open inside of the casket and close it shut!
(“The Sound of Silence” by Necroblaspheme plays as Apocalypse steps out onto the stage, no theatrics needed. He focuses his sights on the ring, slowly making his way toward the ring. He walks up the ring steps and looks out to the audience with a death glare.)
Rebecca Sawyer: Introducing first, from Prescott Hills Sanatorium, Arizona! Weighing in at 395 pounds!………APOCCCCAAAALLLLYYYPPPPPSSSEEEEEEEEE!!!!!
Kawajai: The monstrous man is here for his biggest match to date! Apocalypse has been unstoppable since the day he debuted in EAW and put HRDO through the iron mat. That right there was a changing on the guard and showed all of us who is the next big force in our generation of talents. Apocalypse has run through a variety of names since that night, dominating all of his opponents in convincing fashion, Apocalypse to this day has not been pinned! You would think nobody is man enough to stand up to him, and you’d almost be right if it weren’t for his opponent tonight Lars Grier. Lars Grier is the only person to step to Apocalypse and Apocalypse took that as a slight against him. Apocalypse has refused to let that one encounter go and has been set on making Lars Grier not only humbled, but fearful of the name “Apocalypse”!
(“Nice To Meet Me” by Zack Hemsey plays as Lars Grier now steps out, his chest puffed out and his face full of determination as he shows Apocalypse that he is unafraid while he walks down the ramp.)
Rebecca Sawyer: And his opponent, from Cincinnati, Ohio! Weighing in at 275 pounds! He is “The Raven”….LAAAAAARRRRSSSSS GRIIIIEEEERRRRRRRRR!!!!
Nick Angel: Lars Grier is not one to show fear! Lars Grier has seen a lot and been through a lot, he’s a messed up monster himself, the guy is 6’2 and 275 pounds, he’s no little guy, the only difference between him and Apocalypse is that he doesn’t like cause constant chaos. Lars Grier refuses to respect a man who is coming in and thinks he can run the place and keep everyone on their toes, he’s worked his ass off, Apocalypse is a man who came out of nowhere! Lars Grier won’t bow to him! He’s a man looking to make a name for himself and if anything beating Apocalypse will help in doing that. Lars Grier is ready to look into the face of death itself and walk away from it just fine! He steps onto the apron – AND OH! APOCALYPSE! HE CAN NOT WAIT FOR THIS MATCH! HE RUNS PAST THE REFEREE AND REBECCA SAWYER AND MAKES A MAD DASH TO LARS GRIER, KNOCKING HIM OFF THE APRON AS HE GOES FLYING, HIS BODY CAREENING INTO THAT METAL CASKET! THE REF SIGNALS FOR THE BELL AS HE KNOWS HE CAN’T HOLD THIS OFF!
(DING! DING! DING!)
Kawajai: The match is officially underway but the fight’s already started! Lars Grier’s body just bounced off of the casket as he goes rolling off of it and then hits the concrete for good measure! Lars Grier clutches his back in pain as Apocalypse leans in against the ropes and looks down at him, letting out a monstrous roar! Apocalypse puts his leg over the TOP rope and then steps out onto the apron. He jumps on the casket and then leaps off of that, delivering a stomp to Lars Grier with that momentum! Lars Grier is in a bad way in our opening moments, and it’s about to get worse for him! Apocalypse has him by the hair and uses it to drag him up to his feet! Apocalypse guides Lars back to the casket and then SLAMS Lars Grier’s face into the lid of the casket! He does it again! AND AGAIN! Apocalypse is going wild with those repeated slams into the casket, Lars Grier is too disoriented to even get his hands up! HEY! Lars Grier finally blocks it! An elbow to the midsection to try and get Apocalypse away from him!
Nick Angel: Apocalypse takes a step or two back but then goes back to approaching his opponent! He sprints to Lars Grier, but Lars anticipates it and catches him in a drop toe hold! Apocalypse falls to his knees and his head bounces off of the casket! Lars Grier now sees his opportunity as he DIVES onto Apocalypse and is now nailing him with multiple shots to the back of the head to keep him against that casket! Lars’ reaction was incredibly urgent, it’s only the first few moments, but the second Apocalypse has an opening on him you have to take it! The longer Apocalypse can stay down, the better, but right now Apocalypse is struggling to stay down! He’s nudging Lars Grier away from him! Lars body is laid out over the casket, on top of Apocalypse to hold him back while he hits him with strikes to the side of the head! Lars Grier pushes himself up and is standing on top of the casket! ELBOW DROP TO THE BACK OF APOCALYPSE, PRESSING HIM INTO THE CASKET!
Kawajai: Lars Grier slides off of the casket following that and walks away from the scene! He’s heading to the time keeper’s area and demands a chair! A member of our crew quickly tosses him a chair and he catches it in his hands! Lars Grier admires the chair, practicing his swing as he makes his way back over to where Apocalypse is at! Apocalypse is still on the casket but he’s stirring and getting up! Lars Grier has to take action! HE BRINGS THE CHAIR DOWN ONTO APOCALYPSE’S HEAD!!! DAMN IT, NO! APOCALYPSE LEANS BACK AND GETS OUT OF DODGE! THE CHAIR GOES OFF OF THE CASKET! LARS PUT HIS ALL INTO THAT CHAIR SHOT, IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN AN EARLY END TO APOCALYPSE!
Nick Angel: Lars Grier is rolling his wrists a bit, nobody being home on that swing might have caused a bit of whiplash that he’s got to shake off! Lars Grier sees Apocalypse on his hands and knees and advances to him! BUT APOCALYPSE WAKES UP! THAT SWITCH GETS TURNED ON IN APOCALYPSE’S HEAD AS IN ONE MOTION HE SCOOPS LARS GRIER UP OVER HIS SHOULDER AND THEN RUNS HIM INTO THE STEEL RING POST! SHOULDER THRUSTS GALORE BY APOCALYPSE, ONE AFTER THE OTHER! APOCALYPSE IS NOT LETTING UP! HOW? The machine that is Apocalypse is taking the life out of Lars, shoulder thrust by shoulder thrust, further pressing his spine into that post!
Kawajai: Lars Grier with the double axe handle to the back in the hopes of weakening him, BUT APOCALYPSE JUST DELIVERS AN EVEN MORE MASSIVE SHOULDER THRUST IN RESPONSE! Lars Grier seems like he’s about to hack up a lung; spit goes flying as Lars Grier is certainly having difficulty breathing! Apocalypse lifts Lars Grier up over his shoulder again…..AND THEN THROWS HIM UP INTO THE AIR AS LARS FLIPS DOWN ONTO THAT CASKET AGAIN! A wicked version of a back body drop! Lars Grier tumbles off of the casket and his breath is turning even more rapid! Lars Grier is taking a lot of unexpected punishment so far! Lars Grier still has enough in him to will himself up to his feet, he’s able to gather his senses, but as soon as he looks up THERE GOES APOCALYPSE RUSHING OVER! LARRRRRIAAAATTTT!!!! LARS GRIER TURNS INSIDE OUT UPON CONTACT! A NASTY SMACK FROM THAT COLLISION AS APOCALYPSE’S BODY CRASHES INTO LARS’!
Nick Angel: Apocalypse has Lars Grier by the throat…..AND POWERS HIM UP INTO THE AIR! LARS GRIER’S FEET ARE OFF THE GROUND AS APOCALYPSE HAS HIM WITH A TWO HANDED CHOKE! Lars Grier is being crafty though! He reaches out and gouges at the eyes of Apocalypse! Apocalypse is having his face mauled at but still attempts to drop Lars Grier into position for a spinebuster, a plan that backfires as Apocalypse lets go and Lars lands on his feet, turning the predicament into a double underhook DDT on the floor! DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE! Lars Grier turns over and is on his fours, crawling over to one of the caskets to use in order to help himself up…..and then he pulls the lid up and opens the casket! Lars Grier has some ideas, he’s hoping to get Apocalypse into that casket sooner rather than later! Look at Apocalypse, already rising up! Lars Grier runs back to Apocalypse, side steps him to go behind him AND THEN JUMPS FOR A NECKBREAKER ONTO THE BIG MAN!
Kawajai: Lars Grier then gets on top of Apocalypse and has him grounded! PUNCHES STRAIGHT TO THE SKULL! THEY’RE CONNECTING CLEAN! Before Apocalypse even knew what was going to happen, Lars got him and actually managed to disorient the monster of The Sanatorium! Lars Grier winds back and – F**K!!!! THE KNUCKLES OF LARS GRIER CRACKED AGAINST THE HEAD OF APOCALYPSE ON THAT PUNCH! IS LARS TRYING TO BREAK HIS HAND OVER APOCALYPSE’S SKULL OR SOMETHING? THAT WAS THE KIND OF FORCE THAT’D GIVE A CONCUSSION!
Nick Angel: Apocalypse pushes Lars Grier off of him in reaction to that, almost as if he’s in a panic! That dealt some serious damage and OH! Just look! Blood is trickling down the forehead of Apocalypse, and it’s slowly flowing more and more! Apocalypse got busted open hardway there as all Lars needed to do was bash him with his fist! Apocalypse takes his hand and feels around as his palm is stained in red….AND LIKE THAT HIS SWITCH GETS TURNED ONCE AGAIN! He’s standing up! Lars Grier is waiting for him! He throws another punch at him! Apocalypse is rocked for a second but then his expression turns stone faced! He DRIVES HIS KNEE INTO LARS GRIER’S STERNUM, KNEELING HIM OVER! HE THEN LIFTS LARS UP OVER HIS HEAD, POWERING THROUGH! APOCALYPSE IS GOING FOR THE GORILLA PRESS SLAM…..NOOOPPPE! LARS FLOATS OVER! Apocalypse turns around and swipes at him! Lars ducks! JAWBREAKER BY LARS!
Kawajai: Apocalypse falls forward and Lars Grier catches him, lifting Apocalypse up over his shoulders….AND THEN DELIVERING A SAMOAN DROP ONTO THE APRON! WHAT STRENGTH! Apocalypse is on the apron, weak! His feet are touching the edge of that casket, it’s right there next to him! Lars’ plan on putting him into it ASAP might actually work! Lars Grier grabs the casket and pulls it forward! It’s right there at Apocalypse’s position on the apron! All Lars Grier has to do is roll Apocalypse off of that apron and close the casket! He’s hoping to turn Apocalypse over and complete the match, but Apocalypse is resisting! Apocalypse is rolling into the ring instead! Lars Grier slams the lid of the casket down in frustration and rolls into the ring! After all of this time, these two are finally having the match inside of the squared circle! The match can’t be won in the ring without a casket though, both men know this! Apocalypse might be making a strategic play here! Apocalypse is not used to his back against the wall, he’s gotta figure something out!
Nick Angel: Lars Grier sees Apocalypse get to a knee and decides to help him up! He grabs Apocalypse by the shirt and brings him in, pulling him further and further back until he is slammed into the corner turnbuckle! Lars Grier backs away…..AND GETS APOCALYPSE WITH A FOREARM! Lars Grier backs away again……AND THEN HITS HIM WITH DOUBLE KNEES THIS TIME! Lars Grier backs off after that, runs to the opposite corner once more looking to do another move….BUT APOCALYPSE TAKES OFF BEHIND HIM! LARS GRIER TURNS AROUND SO HE CAN RUN BACK AT APOCALYPSE BUT IS UNEXPECTEDLY MET WITH A SPLASH! THE THREE HUNDRED NINETY FIVE POUND – ALMOST FOUR HUNDRED POUNDER RUNNING INTO HIM WITH AUTHORITY! Lars Grier steps out of that corner on shaky legs and eats a big boot to the face for his troubles! Apocalypse goes halfway between the ropes and opens up a nearby casket! He’s calling his shot! He turns back to Lars Grier who is hoping to put together a second wind…BUT APOCALYPSE BUCKS UP HIS CHEST AND PUSHES HIM DOWN! IT’S LIKE LARS HIT A BRICK WALL!
Kawajai: Lars Grier puts his hands up to keep himself from falling and then races to the ropes, rebounding off of them! SUPERMAN PUNCH — UGH! APOCALYPSE CAUGHT HIM! SPINEBUSTER! Apocalypse stands up and crosses his arms before letting them go, signaling the end! He’s got his hands on the face of Lars and shouts right into it!
Apocalypse (no mic): It’s….OVVVEEEERRRR!!!!!
Kawajai: Lars Grier is FLUNG up into the air and Apocalypse has him up on his shoulders! He walks over to the ropes, that same side of the ring where he opened up the casket! Apocalypse starts to rear back his body in anticipation, he’s getting ready….. AND APOCALYPSE NOW TWISTS AROUND FOR THE HELIX NEBULA! THE SPINOUT FIREMAN’S CARRY OUT OF THE RING INTO THE CASKET!
Nick Angel: Hold on! Lars Grier manages to save himself! Lars Grier is on the apron as Apocalypse’s back is turned to him! Lars Grier puts his feet through the middle ropes and sits down as he locks his hands around the face of Apocalypse! With his hands now across Apocalypse’s face, Lars falls back, using those ropes to balance himself and keep himself from falling! Hang on, WHAT!? THE CROSSFACE! THE SUBMISSION KNOWN AS PICK THE BONES….USING THE ROPES!? THE CROSSFACE IS BEING FULLY APPLIED AS LARS GRIER PULLS BACK, USING THE ROPES AS EXTRA LEVERAGE TO MAKE THINGS UNCOMFORTABLE FOR APOCALYPSE! THIS IS UNBELIEVABLE, I’VE NEVER SEEN THIS BEFORE! APOCALYPSE IS FORCED TO STAND UP ON HIS FEET THROUGH THIS ALL AS HIS ENTIRE TOP HALF IS BEING PULLED BACK! THERE’S NO REAL SUPPORT FOR HIS NECK, THIS IS WORSE THAN IF HE COULD JUST LAY DOWN, THERE’S NO LIMIT ON HOW FAR LARS CAN GO IN THIS VARIATION! LARS GRIER IS NOW PULLING BACK SO FAR THAT HIS LEGS ARE ALMOST UP IN THE AIR, HIS HAIR IS ABLE TO TOUCH THE APRON! APOCALYPSE’S OWN LEGS ARE BARELY ON THE GROUND! APOCALYPSE IS TRYING TO FIGHT OUT OF THIS BUT LARS GRIER HAS HIS HANDS AROUND APOCALYPSE TIGHTLY! APOCALYPSE IS IN A DEEP PAIN! LARS GRIER IS SQUEEZING TIGHT LIKE A BOA CONSTRICTER!
Kawajai: Apocalypse is FADING! He has that one free hand that he was using to pry Lars off but now it’s starting to slide off of Lars Grier’s grip! His hand is going limp and his body is finally giving in to Lars submission! Lars continues to bend the body of Apocalypse and choke him out as the blood from Apocalypse’s forehead flows onto Lars hands! There might not be much more bleeding for a bit as Lars is cutting off that flow! Apocalypse is passing out! Lars Grier finally lets go! Apocalypse is free and slowly takes a step away from the ropes……….. TIIIIIMMMMBBBBEEEERRRR!!! THE HEAVY APOCALYPSE FALLS FACE FIRST ONTO THE CANVAS, RATTLING THE RING WITH HIS DEADWEIGHT! APOCALYPSE MIGHT BE UNCONSCIOUS! CAN WE GET A CLOSER SHOT OF HIS FACE, PLEASE? GET IN THERE, ZOOM IN – OH! Somehow Apocalypse is still awake but his eyes are glazed over! He was bleeding, deprived of oxygen and his body was being bent up every which way, that submission might have been the worst thing Apocalypse has ever had to experience in a match! Apocalypse rolls onto his back and is breathing in and out, getting in the best position possible to get some air into his lungs!
Nick Angel: Meanwhile Lars Grier is still on that apron, and the wheels are turning as he is looking at Apocalypse’s bad state in the center of the ring! He walks along the apron, keeping his eyes on Apocalypse! He carries on with that until he makes his way to the turnbuckles! He’s climbing up to the top rope! He’s perched himself perfectly! He stands atop the turnbuckle and then takes a leap! THE FROOOOGGGGSPPPLLLLASSSHHHHH!!! THE RARE MOVE FROM LARS GRIER’S ARSENAL BEING TAKEN OUT ONCE AGAIN FOR APOCALYPSE THE SAME WAY IT WAS AT TERRITORIAL INVASION! THAT’S A TWO HUNDRED SEVENTY FIVE POUND MAN GOING INTO APOCALYPSE’S CHEST FROM ABOUT A TEN FOOT LEAP AT HIGH VELOCITY! Lars rolls off of Apocalypse after that and then heads to the corner!
Kawajai: Lars Grier is in the corner hyping himself up! We all know what is about to happen next! He can not wait to do this, this may be the move that wraps things up! Lars is so close to taking Apocalypse out for good and them disposing of him in that casket! Apocalypse is taking his sweet time in standing up though! God, the wait for Apocalypse to get up must feel like an eternity for Lars! Apocalypse is stirring, using the ropes to bring himself up! Lars Grier is watching for him to turn around! Apocalypse is finally up and gets right where Lars Grier needs him! Lars Grier runs out of the corner! SPEEEEARRRR!!! THE RAVENBEAK CONNECTS!
Nick Angel: NOOOOO, IT DOES NOT!!! LARS GRIER RAN INTO APOCALYPSE BUT APOCALYPSE DID NOT GO DOWN! APOCALYPSE DIGS HIS FEET INTO THE CANVAS AND HOLDS LARS GRIER OFF, KEEPING HIMSELF FROM FALLING BACK ONTO THE GROUND! APOCALYPSE HAS A HAND ON LARS GRIER’S THROAT! YOU’VE GOTTA BE KIDDING ME!
Kawajai: Apocalypse brings Lars Grier up! CHOKESLAM TO THE OUTSIDE INTO THAT OPEN CASKET! LARS GRIER TAKES THE LID DOWN WITH HIM! OH MY GOD, IT’S JUST CLOSED ON HIM FROM THE FORCE, WE SAW THAT LAST WEEK! THE CASKET IS CLOSED; IT’S DONE!
Nick Angel: WE ARE NOT OVER! LOOK! LOOK! LOOK! Lars’ leg! The way Lars landed his leg didn’t go into the casket, it’s still sticking out! His leg blocked the casket from fully closing, the match is still on! Apocalypse believed that he had won and the referee is telling him the unfortunate news as Apocalypse is not hearing it! He pushes the referee down in anger and now heads to the outside hoping to finish Lars! Apocalypse is on the apron and leans in to open up the casket…..BEFORE JOINING LARS INSIDE OF IT BY HITTING A BACK SENTON! JESUS CHRIST! APOCALYPSE IS NOW INSIDE OF THE CASKET WITH LARS GRIER, LAYING ON TOP OF HIM AND PUMMELING HIM! THE METEOR BARRAGE BY APOCALYPSE, BEATING LARS DOWN WITH HIS BARE HANDS! LARS TRIES TO STAND UP IN THE CASKET BUT APOCALYPSE CLUBS HIM DOWN! AND THEN A BOOT FOR GOOD MEASURE ALMOST LIKE HE’S PUSHING IN GARBAGE IN A TRASH CAN! Apocalypse is making sure Lars is shoved down to the bottom for when he closes that lid!
Kawajai: Apocalypse finishes his assault and then steps out of the casket as he goes to close it! But Lars still has the wherewithal to use his hands and push upward on the lid, keeping it from falling down on the coffin! Apocalypse shouts and walks off! He’s giving up on that approach as he looks around and finds that chair that Lars Grier missed with from earlier…..AND HE DOES NOT MISS WHEN HE BEAMS THE CHAIR AT LARS GRIER WHILE HE WAS PERSISTENT ON GETTING BACK UP! LARS GOT HIT WITH IT BY SO HARD THAT HE FELL OUT OF THE CASKET! Can we switch angles to see Lars right now — THERE’S A NASTY GASH ON THE SIDE OF LARS GRIER’S HEAD! I’M NOT SURE IF IT WAS FROM THE METEOR BARRAGE OR THE CHAIR SHOT BUT EITHER WAY LARS GRIER IS MESSED UP BADLY! LARS GRIER TILTS HIS HEAD UP IN A HALFWAY ATTEMPT AT SITTING UP AND HE IS SHAKING! The kid is being taken for a ride in this match and I am not sure he can come back from this!
Nick Angel: Apocalypse proceeds to literally kick him while he is down! Apocalypse is moving the casket away so that there is space on that side of the ring now! Apocalypse approaches the fans and yells at them to back away as HE NOW TAKES AWAY THEIR GUARD RAIL! THE SECURITY GET IN THE WAY, TELLING THEM TO KEEP THEIR DISTANCE AS APOCALYPSE HAS NOTHING BUT DESTRUCTION ON THE MIND! Apocalypse grabs the bleeding Lars, holding the hand of Lars and using his pure strength to yank Lars Grier into a standing position, BRINGING HIM IN FOR THE URANAGE DIRECTLY ONTO THE STOOD UP GUARD RAIL! APOCALYPSE USING THAT GUARD RAIL INSTEAD OF HIS KNEE AS IT GOT THE LOWER BACK OF LARS! LARS FALLS OVER AS THE GUARD RAIL THEN COLLAPSES ON TOP OF HIM! APOCALYPSE IS NOW WALKING ALL OVER THE GUARD RAIL, PRESSING IT INTO LARS GRIER! APOCALYPSE TAKING MULTIPLE WALKS ON AND OFF OF IT – AND THEN FINALLY STANDING ATOP THE GUARD RAIL LARS GRIER IS STUCK UNDER AND POSING! THIS IS INSANE!
Apocalypse (no mic): DON’T. CHALLENGE. ME!
Kawajai: Apocalypse finally steps off of the guard rail as Lars Grier struggles to take it off of him! He’s got the guard rail off of his body but I don’t even know if Lars Grier can stand, he’s got to have a bad back from that uranage! This does not look good at all! Lars Grier’s face is still laid against the concrete. He’s stirring and is looking up – he can see Apocalypse coming to him but he can do nothing about it! He is at the mercy of this walking death machine! Lars Grier is clinging on to the leg of Apocalypse’s pants and Apocalypse just lets out a huff, almost a laugh!
Apocalypse (no mic): Pathetic…..
Kawajai: HOLY HELL! UPPPPPEEERRRRRCUUUTTTTT!!! An uppercut by Lars Grier! The comments of Apocalypse motivating Lars to surprise him with that uppercut! Apocalypse was wide open too! He’s holding his jaw as Lars then follows it up with a headbutt! AND LARIAT FOR GOOD MEASURE! Apocalypse is up against the apron! Lars Grier ducks his attack! Kick to the back of the leg! Pumphandle position! BAD OMENS – NO! Lars Grier’s back gives in and he’s forced to drop him, killing a potential comeback! HIP TOSS BY APOCALYPSE! He keeps ahold of Lars Grier, pushes him backward….AND THEN BRINGS HIM IN FOR A POP UP POWERBOMB! THE ETA CARINAEEEEEEEE!!! IT DOESN’T GET COMPLETED! LARS GRIER IS THROWN UP IN THE AIR AND USES IT TO HIS ADVANTAGE TO PERFORM A ROCKET KICK! LARS GRIER PULLS THAT MOVE OUT OF THIN AIR AND IS ABLE TO SAVE HIMSELF! Apocalypse falls backward into that casket, nearly falling into it but catches himself and temporarily closes it! Smart, keep it closed until he kills any resistance from Lars!
Nick Angel: There’s still plenty of resistance left though! LOW BLOW BY LARS GRIER! Apocalypse met his equalizer as Lars has bought more time! Not the fairest move, but this is Grave Consequences, you gotta play dirty especially when you’re in the fight of your life! Lars Grier is gathering his bearings and might be able to get back in this! Lars Grier grabs Apocalypse and begins lifting him up! No way, he can’t do this! We literally just saw him try this! Lars Grier is putting every fiber of his being into doing this! He’s straining himself, he’s letting out a battle cry! Lars Grier gives one last tug anddddddddd HEEEEAAAAVVVEEESSS APOCALYPSE UP! LARS GRIER HAS APOCALYPSE FLIPPED OVER ONTO HIS SHOULDERS…..AND RUNS OFF TO SMASH APOCALYPSE INTO THE TOP OF A CASKET WITH THE POWERSLAMMMMM!!! APOCALYPSE WAS SLAMMED BRUTALLY AS LARS PUT HIS OWN WEIGHT BEHIND THAT! APOCALYPSE FALLS OFF OF THE CASKET IN A HEAP AND TAKE A LOOK AT THE CASKET! THE TOP OF IT’S BEEN DENTED! THERE ARE DENTS ALL OVER THAT LID AS IT IS JAGGED EVERYWHERE, THAT HAD TO HAVE MADE BEING ON IT EVEN MORE PAINFUL! GOODNESS, THE CASKET CAN’T EVEN CLOSE NOW! LARS IS MESSING AROUND WITH THE TOP OF THE CASKET AND MOVING IT ABOUT TO SHOW OFF! THE HINGES WERE BEATEN UP TOO! THAT WAS A FOUR HUNDRED POUND MAN GOING AGAINST IT I KNOW BUT THINK ABOUT IT; APOCALYPSE JUST DESTROYED A METAL CASKET WITH HIS LANDING!
Kawajai: We are down a casket now but there are still plenty set up around the ring so I doubt Lars cares too much! He’s more worried about digging around underneath the ring and getting himself some weapons! A pair of singapore canes get pulled out….and thrown into the ring? Lars Grier is changing settings again and hoping to finish this in the ring eventually! He’s got a bag of some sorts, I assume it has to be tacks…that goes into the ring too! Lars Grier goes underneath once more……AND HAS A SET OF LIGHT TUBES! A WHOLE PACK OF LIGHT TUBES TIED UP TOGETHER AS HE NOW HAS IT IN HIS HANDS AND ROLLS IT INTO THE RING! Lars Grier gets into the ring itself and the crowd is going nuts! Lars Grier has some plans and the fans want to see them unfold! Lars Grier opens up the bag and then empties it out….I was half right, it’s thumbtacks BUT THERE IS GLASS MIXED IN! That deadly combination has been spilled out onto the ring! Lars uses his boot to move things around, making sure it’s spread out for maximum satisfaction for Lars! Now that it’s all done perfectly, Lars can get down to business!
Nick Angel: Back to Apocalypse we go here and with all of that time Lars took, Apocalypse is already standing! In fact he’s retrieving another casket! Apocalypse grabs a casket and begins to lift it! GODDAMN, ARE YOU SERIOUS? APOCALYPSE HAS THE CASKET ON HIS SHOULDER AND IS WALKING AROUND WITH IT! APOCALYPSE IS CARRYING THE ENTIRE METAL CASKET ON HIS BACK FOR THE SECOND WEEK IN A ROW BUT NO MATTER HOW MANY TIMES HE DOES IT IT WILL NEVER CEASE TO AMAZE ME! APOCALYPSE HAS THE CASKET ABOVE HIM AND MANAGES TO THROW IT OVER THE TOP ROPE AND INTO THE RING AS THE REFEREE SCAMPERS AWAY TO AVOID BEING HIT BY IT! Apocalypse is staring at Lars with a look of pure hatred; a look of DEATH! It’s like they’re communicating through their glares! The Graves Consequences match is now officially in the ring thanks to that casket being introduced! This is where they end it! Apocalypse walks up the steps and gets onto the apron as Lars Grier grabs those two singapore canes and runs right at him! Apocalypse gets into the ring and they meet in the middle! IT IS ON!
Kawajai: LARS GRIER IS USING BOTH CANES AND IS SWINGING AT APOCALYPSE LIKE HE IS DOUBLE SWORDED, CATCHING APOCALYPSE FROM ALL ANGLES! Apocalypse might be getting overwhelmed, oh, but NO! Apocalypse with a burst of energy, he pushes Lars! Lars comes back to him though! A SWING TO THE SIDE! Apocalypse catches it in his arm! Lars can’t pull it out! Lars loses one of his canes as Apocalypse takes the cane and breaks it over his knee before tossing the remains out to the floor! Apocalypse is pointing at Lars’ right hand, the hand that has the second singapore cane, pretty much signaling to him that that one is next! Lars stares at that cane in his hand….and shrugs it off! He decides he’s going to beat Apocalypse to the punch AND BREAKS THE SINGAPORE CANE OVER APOCALYPSE’S HEAD! IT SPLINTERS OFF EVERYWHERE AS PIECES ARE ALL OVER THE GROUND! That further aggravates the cut on Apocalypse’s head and knocks him loopy! Apocalypse nearly drops onto his back but thankfully the ropes are there to catch his fall! He bounces off of those ropes….AND THEN MAKES A QUICK RECOVERY! HE LUNGES AT LARS GRIER!!!! THE PPPPPOOOOUUUUNNNNCCEEEEEEEE!!!! APOCALYPSE POUNCING INTO LARS GRIER AND SENDING HIM FLYING BACK INTO THAT PILE OF THUMBTACKS AND GLASS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Nick Angel: It’s over. He is dead. HE IS DEAD! LARS GRIER WAS POUNCED INTO OBLIVION! HIS BODY TURNING INTO A RAG DOLL AS HE WAS SENT INTO THOSE TACKS AND GLASS, ROLLING ALL OVER IN THEM! That move was designed to have people out for an entire ten count in a regular match! You might as well call it a day for Lars Grier because he’s not going to come to in time to stop Apocalypse from putting him away! Apocalypse turns the casket over and then heads to Lars Grier, carrying off his body as he uses his foot to push up the lid! Apocalypse just lets Lars Grier’s body fall out of his hands, not even slamming it or flat out letting it drop, just getting rid of him carelessly as if he were a nuissance! Apocalypse looks down at Lars Grier’s body while he is laid in that casket! This is like the open casket of a dead man! Apocalypse is enjoying this moment, it’s symbolic almost. He has killed off the one big challenge he’s had to worry about in EAW! It’s over once he closes this coffin! Apocalypse has a smile as he grabs the lid…..AND THEN CLOSES IT ON LARS GRIER!
Kawajai: Apocalypse has this won!….Wait. What’s the referee doing? HUH? The casket is still just a little bit open! Something’s keeping the casket from being fully closed! Apocalypse is arguing with the referee telling him that it can’t be! Apocalypse inspects the casket and can see that Lars Grier is feebly keeping it open! LARS GRIER WILL NOT DIE! Apocalypse is beating on Lars, wanting to make sure he lays down straight so there will be nothing to hold up the casket! Lars is grabbing Apocalypse’s hand in desperation but I don’t think that will stop Apocalypse! HE FORCEFULLY SHUTS THE CASKET! BUT LARS! AT THE SAME TIME LARS PULLS ON APOCALYPSE’S ARM AS THE CASKET GOES SHUT RIGHT ACROSS IT! APOCALYPSE INADVERTENTLY HURT HIMSELF! IN A FIT OF RAGE APOCALYPSE FLIPS THE WHOLE CASKET OVER AND WALKS OFF TO LICK HIS WOUNDS AS IT IS STOOD UP ON THE CORNER! LARS BARELY GOT OUT OF IT IN TIME BUT THANKFULLY HE IS FREE AND APOCALYPSE IS DISTRACTED WITH HOLDING HIS ARM! Lars Grier stands up, a tired, bloodied mess and calls for Apocalypse’s attention.
Lars Grier (no mic): I’m ready to go after everything you’ve done to me, you can brush off a little bruise to your arm. Let’s finish this!…….Unless you’re too much of a BITCH to turn around.
Nick Angel: OOHHHHH BOOYYYY!! That set Apocalypse off! Apocalypse turns around just like Lars Grier asked and like a mad bull he runs in head first, battering ram style! LARS GRIER LEAPFROGS OVER HIM THOUGH! APOCALYPSE ALMOST PUTS A HOLE INTO THE CASKET WITH HIS OWN SKULL! Having evaded him, Lars Grier runs off to the corner, does a turn back around to Apocalypse….AND HITS A RAVEN BEAK SPEAR, SENDING APOCALYPSE RIGHT INTO THAT CASKET FOR THE SECOND TIME IN TEN SECONDS! SOMEHOW THE CASKET STILL SEEMS USEABLE BUT THE ONCE CURVED TOP IS NOW PRESSED IN! Lars Grier remains up against Apocalypse, he’s exhausted himself, that was all adrenaline on his part! Lars Grier catches his breath and then backs off, observing Apocalypse, keeping his distance but standing still until he sees Apocalypse get away from the casket. Then it’s time for Lars Grier to run off and hits the ropes! A SECOND SPEAR MAYBE?
Kawajai: We might not ever know! Apocalypse intercepts it! THE BLACK HOLE SLAM BY APOCALYPSE, INTO THOSE GLASS AND TACKS NO LESS!!! I-I-I…I give up! Apocalypse can not be stopped! Lars Grier gave Apocalypse his best move into the lid of that casket and thirty seconds later Apocalypse is hitting a black hole slam and is ready to go for the kill! Apocalypse pulls the casket away from the corner and sits it down, opening the casket up! Apocalypse scans around the ring….AND THEN GRABS THAT SET OF LIGHT TUBES LARS BROUGHT IN! Apocalypse has those in his hands, and lays them into the casket! Apocalypse has evil intentions! He pulls Lars Grier out of the mess of glass and tacks and then grabs him by the hair! Apocalypse walks backward, guiding Lars Grier with him as he then walks up the turnbuckles! Apocalypse is sitting on the top turnbuckle! He’s got Lars Grier and flips him over onto his shoulders in powerbomb position! OHHH NO! THIS CAN’T BE WHAT I THINK IT IS! I remember hearing rumors about this in the locker room! This is the super powerbomb of Apocalypse’s! A move strong enough to break the whole ring! This would be a guaranteed closer not only for this match, but for our Supershow entirely! Apocalypse is standing on the middle rope! Don’t do this! Don’t shut this down! SON OF A BITCH, APOCALYPSE IS GOING TO JUMP! THE MULTIVERSE DEATH BOMB!
Nick Angel: Lars Grier grips the ropes, keeping Apocalypse from launching them off the top rope! Lars Grier flips off the top rope and lands on his feet! Lars Grier sweeps the legs, causing Apocalypse to fall off the top and hit his back on the turnbuckles! Lars Grier walks by him, gets him to turn around — AND THEN NAILS HIM WITH A SUPERMAN PUNCH! Apocalypse is wobbly right now as Lars Grier is now backing into the corner and sitting on the top turnbuckle! Lars Grier stands up and measures Apocalypse……RAVENBEAAAAAAAKKKKKKKKKK!!!! SPEAR FROM THE TOP, SENDING APOCALYPSE FALLING BACK INTO THE CASKET AND ONTO ALL OF THOSE LIGHT TUBES AS YOU CAN HEAR THEM BREAK AGAINST HIS BACK! THE MERCURY FROM THE TUBES FLIES UP IN THE AIR FROM OUT OF THE CASKET! YOU CAN HEAR APOCALYPSE’S GROANS OF PAIN! LARS GRIER LUCKILY MANAGED TO STOP HIMSELF FROM GOING IN WITH HIM AS HE NOW STANDS UP NEXT TO THE CASKET…..AND HE SHUTS THE LID DOWN, JUMPING ONTO IT FOR GOOD MEASURE TO MAKE SURE IT STAYS CLOSED! APOCALYPSE’S FATE HAS BEEN SEALED SHUT, LARS HAS WON!
(DING! DING! DING!)
(“Nice To Meet Me” by Zack Hemsey plays as Lars Grier looks around, laughing hysterically as he is simply glad this is over. He remains on the casket, holding it down as the referee walks over to him while he’s kneeled over and raises his hand in victory.)
Rebecca Sawyer: Here is your winner……LARS GRIEEERRRR!!!
Kawajai: I’ll be damned….he did it! Lars Grier did it! He survived -no, he BEAT Apocalypse! Lars Grier did what he set out to do! He stepped to Apocalypse confidently and he was able to back it up! He may feel like shit right now, he may be barely able to stand, but he’s walking out of here just fine while Apocalypse is the one in the casket! Lars Grier looked death in the eye, spit in its face and lived to tell the tale!
Nick Angel: Lars Grier has guts and he has the skill to boot! Mad respect to the guy as he can now carry on with his EAW career and reap the reward Kenny promised him! This saga should be done! Take a walk, go to the back and rest, you deserve it!
(Lars Grier rolls out of the ring and limps to the back, happy to himself as we head back to the ring to take one last shot at the coffin that Apocalypse is inside. The referee gets near it to go and open but suddenly a HAND SHOOTS THROUGH THE METAL OF THE CASKET AND GRABS HIM BY THE THROAT. Apocalypse’s hands pulls back, causing the referee’s face to slam into the casket and knock him out. Apocalypse then feels around and grabs the lid, opening the casket for himself through the outside and sitting up as we fade to commercial.)
(AD:The King has not yet left his Kingdom! Aren Mstislav returns to Voltage but not in a way you’d expect! Aren Mstislav joins the journalistic side of things as he brings the up and coming Elitists of our roster into his world in sit down interviews, grilling them with the hard questions in his normal in your face, pull no punches manner. “A Moment At The Throne” with Aren Mstislav – coming to Voltage! )
(We return to ringside as Rebecca Sawyer is standing by.)
Rebecca Sawyer: Ladies and gentlemen, this Main Event contest is scheduled for one fall and is for the EAW….WORRRRLLLDDDDDD HEEEEAAAAVVYYYWEEEIIGGHHHTTTTT CHAAAAAAMMMPPPPIIIIOOOONNNNNNSSHHHIPPPPPPPPPP!!!!!
(“ULTRAnumb” by Blue Stahli hits as Cameron Ella Ava steps out past the curtain in her referee attire. We can see that some things have been altered from the original referee attire with the usual striped uniform having been turned into a half shirt. The crowd is mixed on her presence while she walks to the ring.)
Rebecca Sawyer: Introducing our special guest official…..CAAAMMMERROOONNNNN ELLLAAAA AVVVVVAAAAAAAAAA!!!
Nick Angel: The Goddess of Voltage, despite not having a match and being busy with the Tag Team Grand Prix, still finds a way to be here at our Supershow and in a big position. She is the special guest referee; she literally controls our World Heavyweight Championship. Her calls alone could affect whether we have a retaining or new champion! Her credibility as being a referee has been questioned ever since it was annoyed as she has had her problems with both men in the match, but she promises that she’s going to call it right down the middle. Her presence alone is going to cause a lot of paranoia and controversy and I think that’s why Kenny Drake assigned her the position in the first place, to entertain himself!
(“Ambitionz Az A Ridah” by Tupac blasts through the speakers, getting a loud reaction from the Chicago crowd as TLA steps out through the entrance way and psyches himself up on the stage, pointing out to members of the crowd before heading down the ramp.)
Rebecca Sawyer: Introducing first, the challenger, currently residing in The Poon Palace in Miami, Florida! Weighing in at 220 pounds! ….TTTT!!! LLLLLLL!!!! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!
Kawajai: If Kenny Drake wanted entertainment, he had just enough with this guy! Fan favorite TLA has that charisma, that star quality about him that many have recognized for a few years now and it’s not just his personality that’s great, he has put on some of the best matches of 2017! He is what I’d call a grade A performer! It’s a matter of time for him when it comes to being World Champion, and it could possibly be tonight, but the one twist here is that his opponent is Jamie O’Hara, a man that he has never beat! Jamie O’Hara has been there in front of TLA every time he’s had opportunity knocking on his door! The King of Elite tournament, the World Heavyweight Championship match at Burning Desire – Jamie O’Hara is just always in the way! This is their biggest stage yet though! This is the United Center! We’re in a sold out crowd! This is their second world title match! TLA said it himself, he knows how to survive failure! He gets past losses and keeps on moving. He’s survived two failures and kept moving, is he now free to move to the top? This might be the night for him to get past Jamie, guest ref and all.
(“Kashmir” by Led Zepplin replaces the theme on the PA system and Jamie O’Hara makes his way out to the ring wearing a brand new leather jacket with “Saint of Valiance” being designed onto the back. He opens up the jacket to show off the World Heavyweight Championship around his waist and then walks up the ring steps to join his opponent.)
Rebecca Sawyer: And his opponent – the champion! From Melbourne, Australia! Weighing in at 190 pounds! He is The EAW World Heavyweight Champion…….”The Saint of Valiance”……JAAAAAAAMMMIIIEEEEEE O’HARAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!
Nick Angel: Jamie O’Hara is going to do whatever he can tonight to make sure that TLA DOESN’T get past him. Of all the things Jamie O’Hara does not like, he really does not like TLA’s antics! Jamie O’Hara is the kind of guy who takes his work seriously, who gets into the ring, gets the job done and gets out. TLA does the same, but he’d also be the very definition of a showman. TLA goes against everything Jamie O’Hara stands for, he’s a talented guy but in Jamie’s eyes he’s not someone who would be a legitimate World Champion. To Jamie he’s not just fighting to defend his championship, he’s fighting to defend THE championship and the prestige that comes with it. Looking into his eyes it’s as if he doesn’t want to head to the ring right now, between an opponent he wants to get past a special guest referee whose a significant other he hasn’t talked to in weeks, not to mention a crowd who though appreciate his skills, are firmly with TLA here. Jamie’s in an odd situation but don’t forget, the guy’s a pro, he can work past it.
(Jamie O’Hara and TLA stand across from each other as Cameron Ella Ava gives them a brief rundown of instructions and checks for foreign objects. When she is done she asks for Jamie O’Hara to hand her the WHC which he is hesitant to do. She eventually decides to rip it away from him, taking a good look at it herself before snapping out of it and raising the belt up high to preview to everyone. After that she passes it over to the timekeeper’s area and calls for the bell.)
(DING! DING! DING!)
Kawajai: The bell rings as Jamie O’Hara and TLA meet in the middle. TLA sticks his hand out and offers up a fist bump as Jamie O’Hara looks down at it. He reluctantly accepts. Upon contact the two then split off and circle around the ring to make sure neither takes advantage of their guard being down. These two are thinking things out, getting a feel for each other and their surroundings. They have firm gazes on each other but I notice that both are also looking at Cameron Ella Ava out of the corner of their eyes. Even though she’s the official they both are conscious of her due to her being a fellow roster member and their histories with her. That has to be put to the back of their minds though and it seems that it has as TLA reaches out and Jamie O’Hara reaches out, both of them initiating this encounter at the same time! TLA grabs at Jamie and Jamie grabs at TLA! They’re in the lock up and are dead even, there’s not much motion as it’s almost if they’re cancelling each other out! Jamie starts to back away a little bit but he immediately compensates in strength and suddenly TLA’s knees are buckling!
Nick Angel: Oh no, bad move! That little buckle, that bit of leeway told Jamie O’Hara all he needed to know! Jamie O’Hara pushes on and bullies TLA up against the ropes! TLA is being aggressive and trying to get out of it but that makes Jamie get into it even more! TLA is just pressed into those ropes but hey, hey, that should be a rope break there! Something Cameron Ella Ava is telling Jamie O’Hara about as she now does a count to warn him! One! Two! Three! Four! She decides to straight up just pull O’Hara away on the five and then backs off to allow the match to presume….BUT THEN TLA, NOW FREE, JUST TAKES OFF AND TACKLES JAMIE TO THE GROUND! TLA is looking to get Jamie in a mount so he can be defenseless to some shots to the face but TLA is only able to get a few good hits in before Jamie gets out of his clutches and goes to get some separation! TLA follows him in, chasing him into a corner! TLA has trapped Jamie and is teeing off!
Kawajai: OHHH, but Cameron Ella Ava! She gets between that and shuts it down, pulling TLA off this time! Cameron Ella Ava is being impartial here, she did it to both guys and she’s also trying to make things a clean fight but look at the actual competitors in this match. They’re pissed! Both guys are now there arguing with her, asking her what’s up with what she’s doing! I understand being by the book but this is EAW! Sometimes you don’t have to follow instruction exact! These guys want to really go at it freely!
Cameron Ella Ava (no mic): Okay, cool it! I’m just trying to do my job here! If you want to kill each other then fine, go ahead! Don’t worry about me! When you’re done I’ll just be there to count the pin!
Kawajai: Wooowww! Cameron Ella Ava is giving in and deciding to be more lenient! She steps back and allows them to rush at each other! Both were aiming for a takedown and end up bumping heads! This causes a commotion as they scramble for dominance, ending up with Jamie O’Hara lunging at the challenger! The World Champion is wrapping his arms around TLA and looking to drive him back into the ropes, but TLA is fighting against it and is reaching behind Jamie! TLA shifts out of Jamie’s grasp and then successfully gets behind him! He has Jamie in the waist lock! It’s not for long! Jamie grabs him by his hair and then pulls him in for a headlock! Jamie playing a bit dirty there as he then flips TLA onto his back in an overhead takedown!
Nick Angel: You have to do what you have to do! He’s got TLA grounded but TLA then escapes THAT with a headscissors, prying Jamie off of him and having him at his mercy! Before Cam can see if Jamie needs to tap out, our champion pulls his head out from between the knees of TLA and goes for a roundhouse kick! No! There goes TLA with a drop toe hold! He moves around the body of Jamie O’Hara and gets him in front facelock! Jamie O’Hara is already rising to his feet out of that! Jamie O’Hara throws some rapid fire punches to abdomen of TLA, weakening his grip as he then slowly lifts TLA up, hoping to deliver a back body drop! TLA holds on more tightly though, safely sliding down the back of Jamie and then grabbing his legs in the hopes that he can trip him up for a roll up! Jamie O’Hara stands firm though! He falls to his knees and pulls down on the legs of TLA for a pin attempt of his own, this might just backfire!
Cameron Ella Ava: ONNEEEEEEE —
Kawajai: Before Cameron can even complete a one count, TLA pushes out of the pin and causes Jamie O’Hara to fall down flat on his face! TLA turns over onto the back of Jamie O’Hara, grabs the legs, stands up, AND THEN CATAPULTS JAMIE O’HARA INTO THE CORNER! Jamie O’Hara catches himself on the middle rope, standing up on it and then turning his head so he can see TLA coming! TLA runs at him but Jamie O’Hara times it just right and leap frogs over him while having his back turned! TLA hits the corner, stumbles back into Jamie O’Hara, and now he is the one in a waist lock! JAMIE O’HARA WITH THE RELEASE GERMAN SUPLEX! BUT TLA LANDS ON HIS FEET! Jamie O’Hara is on his back, looking up at TLA who is standing over him! TLA STOMPS ON HIS FACE! OH NO! Jamie O’Hara moves his head out of the way and then takes his hand to sweep the legs, taking them out from under TLA! TLA is down and Jamie O’Hara jumps onto him in a splash, staying on top of TLA and holding the shoulders down for a lateral press! Jamie is asking for Cameron Ella Ava to count again!
Nick Angel: Cameron can’t even get down and count this time before TLA literally slips out of the lateral press and rises up to his feet in one motion, almost as if something out of the Matrix! TLA turns back around to Jamie O’Hara who is still on his stomach and dives at him, floating over the body, grabbing the legs and head of Jamie, and tilting him for a very unique variation of the cradle pin! Cameron Ella Ava goes to count that!
Cameron Ella Ava: ONEEEEEEEEEEEEE!! TWWW —
Nick Angel: Jamie O’Hara gets the shoulder up and turns over onto his knees! TLA is getting up; Jamie is getting up! Jamie O’Hara pie faces TLA and TLA shoves Jamie O’Hara! TLA then runs off to the ropes while Jamie O’Hara can’t help but to rebound off of the ropes after being sent into them, he looks to take advantage of the momentum though! Both are running AND THEY MEET IN THE MIDDLE! DUAL CROSSBODIES! THEY WERE BOTH THINKING THE SAME THING AND CAUGHT EACH OTHER IN MIDAIR, COLLIDING CHEST FIRST AND THEN HITTING THE CANVAS! They both roll over onto their backs while holding their stomachs but after a moment they seem to tough it out and get settled in, ready to return to their feet here as – WOAH! Jamie O’Hara kips up and TLA kips up at the same time! It’s almost like nothing just happened! These two are both standing up and are circling the ring once again! It’s back to square one as the crowd is giving these men a great ovation! A KILLER sequence!
Kawajai: This is just the beginning for these two! TLA is smirking, he’s having fun here, meanwhile Jamie O’Hara is all business. He’s not looking for any good times right now, he’s getting in that place he needs to be in order to defend his World Heavyweight Championship! There’s this aura to him right now where you can tell that kid gloves are off. He was game before but now he’s about to kick it into an even higher gear! TLA finally breaks that stand still the two were having and unexpectedly makes a pass at Jamie O’Hara! Jamie is quick to think and so he side steps out of the way, only keeping his leg in TLA’s path so that he can catch him with a knee to the jaw, following that strike up with a jumping elbow to the back of the head! TLA drops to the ground from that combination but doesn’t stay down long enough for Jamie to get any ideas! TLA is sat up and staring at Jamie! He balls up his fist and wipes his lip to check for any blood, then gets to his feet!
Nick Angel: TLA goes ahead and assumes the offensive role once more! He’s the one starting the conflict while Jamie O’Hara is sizing him up and getting ready for an attack! TLA swings for a right as Jamie O’Hara tenses up and puts a hand up to catch it! It was a fake out though, TLA with a southpaw body shot! Jamie holds his ribs and by grabbing at those it leaves him open for a REAL right hook to the jaw! Jamie O’Hara is rocked by the hit but comes back and then gives TLA a sharp hit to the mouth! TLA eats that shot and responds with a hard punch! Jamie O’Hara blocks it but you can tell by the sound of them making contact it would have been a nasty blow had it landed! Jamie O’Hara kicks the side of TLA’s leg so hard that it almost gives! TLA is forced to make a quick recovery so he can get back into the fight but that one moment of weakness was enough for Jamie O’Hara to sprinkle him with a series of slaps to the face! Spinning backhand by Jamie O’Hara! Jamie doesn’t stop there, he does a full three sixty spin and uses the other arm to deliver a forearm to the face! THEN AN UPPERCUT! TLA is hunched over after that, almost as if he is out on his feet!
Kawajai: Jamie O’Hara places TLA between his knees, hoping to get him in powerbomb position, but as he flings TLA up, TLA immediately flips back down and takes Jamie O’Hara with him with a hurricanrana! Jamie O’Hara does his best to shoot up to his feet following that although he is favoring his spine! Ah! A straight up chop to the chest takes him back down! OUCH! That was a stiff shot, what a noise as that knife edged chop went across Jamie’s body! Jamie O’Hara rolls around as his chest must be on fire from that hit! TLA stays on Jamie O’Hara as he climbs up to his feet using the ropes and walks along them for support! TLA running after him and the fact he doesn’t have time to let the pain subside has to be making him more panicky! A rake to the back by TLA! Jamie O’Hara cringes and turns around to face TLA! Boot to the gut! Then a snap suplex by TLA! TLA doesn’t release on that suplex, hang on, he’s still got the side of Jamie O’Hara’s tights! He’s turning over with Jamie still in his grasp and forces them to stand up together! A SECOND SUPLEX! He doesn’t release still! Can he make it three?
Nick Angel: He’s getting up and guiding Jamie up to his feet with him to do so! He’s got Jamie O’Hara vertically and is hesitating on this one, really wanting to show off for this! BUT OH! JAMIE O’HARA DRIVES HIS KNEE INTO TLA’S FACE AND THEN DROPS DOWN OUT OF THE PREDICAMENT! He’s standing by the back of TLA! TLA’s feet are still on the ground but his hands are at the canvas to stop himself from falling over! Jamie sees TLA almost on the floor and is assisting him… BY DEADLIFTING HIM UP! HIGH ANGLE GERMAN SUPLEX! JAMIE O’HARA GOT WHAT HE WANTED AFTER PREVIOUSLY BEING DENIED! TLA was dropped on his neck! He’s been folded up from that fall as his legs are over his head! Jamie O’Hara taps him with his boot and turns him over so that he is on his side. TLA eventually sits up in the position that Jamie wants him to as Jamie then blasts him in the face with a running basement dropkick! Jamie O’Hara gets on top of TLA now!
Jamie O’Hara: COUNT!
Cameron Ella Ava: (speaks as she heads over to the pinfall) I GOT IT! ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!! TWOOOOOOOO —
Kawajai: A kickout! TLA gets the shoulder up as Cameron looks at Jamie and rolls her eyes. Jamie got a bit commanding there, though I’m not sure if it was out of disrespect to Cam or moreso just the urgency that comes with his competitive nature. Then again he shouldn’t have figured that would be the end for TLA anyway! In fact, TLA is rising up right in front of Jamie’s face! Jamie grabs him by the head and whips it back down into the mat! Jamie O’Hara’s gotta buy himself a few seconds so he can figure out a way to remain in the driver’s seat! Jamie tries to get up but TLA fish hooks him from down below to keep Jamie held down! Geez, TLA trying to tear Jamie’s face off there! Jamie O’Hara is pissed as he is getting TLA’s hands away from him! Jamie’s got that hand of TLA, almost like a wrist lock as TLA uses that to help himself! He kips up with Jamie playing the role of a crutch for him! OH! Jamie fully turns it into a wrist lock though and twists the hand! TLA winces but then regains his composure and walks around calmly. TLA is keeping a poker face and walking around with Jamie having his hand, like it’s not even there! SURPRISE! TLA, the sly competitor that he is does a full on somersault out of nowhere to get out of it but Jamie keeps up with that quick motion and maintains a hold on the hand! That might have made the twist of the wrist lock even worse! Jamie pushes TLA down after that and STILL keeps the wrist! Jamie leans in to get in TLA’s face!
Nick Angel: Jamie O’Hara has TLA’s wrist in both hands and puts his foot down near his shoulder! Jamie O’Hara teases TLA, doing slow, powerful tugs at the arm! THEN A HARD PULL BY JAMIE! HE’S GOING TO PULL TLA’S ARM OUT OF ITS SOCKET! Cameron Ella Ava hits the scene fast and asks TLA if she needs to intervene, checking to see if he’d tap out or verbally submit, but TLA uses his free arm to swipe at her when she gets in close, showing her that he wants her to get away! TLA is willing to handle this himself as he moves around while under Jamie’s foot! He uses his hand and starts pushing up on that foot, not even focused on the pain of his arm being pulled, only the thought of getting the foot off of him! Afraid that he’ll fall over, Jamie steps off of his shoulder blade! TLA is using his feet, hoping to kick Jamie’s hand hard enough that it’ll go flying away! Jamie’s extremely disciplined and won’t let that happen!
Kawajai: He is disciplined for sure AND CAN YOU LOOK AT THAT! JAMIE’S GOT THAT HAND OF TLA AND DEADLIFTS HIM UP IN A POSITION SIMILAR TO THAT OF A POWERBOMB! JAMIE HAS TLA UP TO HIS HEAD JUST WITH A GRIP OF HIS HANDS! JAMIE’S STRENGTH! HE HAS TRAINED FOR THIS FOR SURE! TLA IS HIGH UP AND IS IN A BAD POSITION BUT WHATEVER JAMIE HAD IN MIND WITH HIM IS STOPPED WITH A COUNTER! ARM DRAG BY TLA! TLA should finally be separated from Jamie but when one hand lets go Jamie uses the other to bring him back! TLA is fed up! He is getting up and heading to Jamie so that he can just straight up sock him, BUT JAMIE DOESN’T WAIT FOR HIM TO WALK TO HIM! HE PULLS THE ARM TO CLOSE THE DISTANCE BETWEEN THEM FOR HIMSELF AND CUTS TLA’S COMEBACK OFF WITH A LARIAT! After that connects, Jamie goes to grab TLA once more — BUT GETS A PELE KICK FOR HIS TROUBLES! TLA URGED HIMSELF UP TO NAIL JAMIE WITH THAT CARTEL KICK, FLOPPING HIS LEGS UP WHILE JAMIE WAS KNEELING! TLA IS FINALLY FREE OF ANY TYPE OF CONTACT FROM JAMIE, HE HAS A MOMENT TO BREATHE AT LAST! Jamie is shaken from that hit and tries to gather his bearings as TLA goes between his legs to avoid being grabbed again. Now that he’s behind Jamie, HE HEADBUTTS THE BACK OF JAMIE’S HEAD, AND THEN HE JUMPS UP TO DELIVER THE MOVE HE CALLS “YOU’RE DONE”! THE REVERSE BULLDOG TO JAMIE O’HARA! TLA GETS ON TOP OF JAMIE AND THEN HE HOOKS THE LEG! CAMERON JUMPS INTO HER COUNT! COULD THAT MOVE NAME REFLECT JAMIE’S ACTUAL STATUS IN THIS MATCH?
Cameron Ella Ava: ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! THHH —
Nick Angel: Jamie O’Hara gets the shoulder up, he is not done! TLA smacks his hands “one, two, three”, showing off how he thinks that he had the cover there, but as we can see he did not. TLA sees that hand of Jamie’s still up, that hand which signified his hopes of being World Champion getting delayed and looks at it, almost as if it is mocking him as he grabs it and then wraps around it in a cross armbreaker! THE CROSSED PATHS! TLA IS LOOKING TO UTILIZE HIS SIGNATURE SUBMISSION AS JAMIE O’HARA IS NOT ALLOWING HIM TO DO THAT! JAMIE O’HARA IS ACTUALLY ATTEMPTING TO LEVERAGE IT INTO A PIN!
Cameron Ella Ava: ONNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!! TWOOOOOOOOOO —
Nick Angel: TLA lets go of the Crossed Paths in order to stop the pin! These two are both on their feet and on an even playing field but then Jamie O’Hara wastes no time in nailing TLA with the bicycle knee! SHEEEEESSSSHHHH!!!! TLA’s tooth just got chipped I think, what was that flying from his mouth!? TLA doesn’t even have time to think about it, he brushes it off! THE SWAG SHOT IN RETURN!
Kawajai: TLA somehow won that exchange, even after getting hit with the bicycle knee! He stunned Jamie with that shot and then makes him rest on the middle rope! TLA makes sure he is still dazed as he lays him against it and then runs off! TLA bounces off of the ropes and comes back….THE TIGER FEINT KICK! THE 305 CONNECTS AS JAMIE FALLS ONTO HIS BACK! TLA is on the apron and has his hands on the ropes, he’s looking at Jamie who fell perfectly into the center of the ring! TLA is loving this! He’s got a great opening! He springboards off the ropes, balancing perfectly as he flies at Jamie O’Hara! TLA WITH HIS VERSION OF THE FROOGGGG SPPPLLLASSSHHHH!!! THE “SEXUAL SPLASH” CONNECTS ON JAMIE O’HARA! TLA MAKES SURE TO HOOK BOTH LEGS AS HE PINS JAMIE TIGHTLY! THIS MIGHT BE IT!
Cameron Ella Ava: ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE —
Nick Angel: Cameron Ella Ava almost completed the three until something caught her eye! She moves her hand along the mat, showing the space between Jamie’s shoulder and the canvas! She’s able to get underneath Jamie’s shoulder, the shoulder is not down at all! TLA does not look to happy about that! He brings Jamie up to his knees! A VERY Mexican Uppercut by TLA! And then a shining wizard for good measure! Jamie O’Hara is not being allowed to rest thanks to TLA! TLA hooks his him in now! The tiger suplex – or excuse me, PANTHERPLEX is delivered! Jamie O’Hara rolls all of the way to the end of the ring after that as TLA shrugs and I suppose he figures why not help the rest of the way…A BASEBALL SLIDE TO THE BODY OF JAMIE O’HARA, SENDING HIM OUT OF THE RING AND CRASHING TO THE FLOOR! Jamie O’Hara really hit the ground there, he’s got a nasty scrape on his arm which he is tending to while getting up! He’s so caught up in that though that is he not even thinking about turning his attention to the challenger still in the ring!
Kawajai: The challenger that’s about to be OUT of the ring is more like it! TLA SHOOTS OUT OF THE RING WITH THE PANTHER PLUNGE, CUTTING INTO JAMIE WITH BULLET LIKE PRECISION! Jamie O’Hara went right into the guardrail from that one! TLA takes the moment to talk with his people here in the audience and get them hyped up for what’s ahead! The crowd is for sure buying what TLA is selling and are super receptive to it! The cheers are coming in as he grabs Jamie and goes for the irish whip! Into the steel ring post Jamie goes!…HUH!? Jamie grabs the steel ring post, swings around on it AND COMES OUT THROUGH THE SPACE BETWEEN THE TURNBUCKLES TO GET TLA WITH A DROPKICK! TLA staggers back from that, and then Jamie grabs TLA by his hair AND DRIIILLLLSSS TLLAAAA AS HE SENDS HIM INTO THE STEEL RING POST! THAT FREAKIN’ “DING” SOUND! IT WAS LIKE THE RING BELL HAND BEEN RUNG OVER TLA’S SKULL! THIS IS GONNA BE MORE THAN JUST A HEADACHE – IT’S GOING TO BE TLA BLEEDING LIKE HE IS NOW! TLA’S GOT BLOOD DRIPPING DOWN HIS HEAD AND ONTO HIS BODY! JAMIE PUT HIS ALL INTO THROWING TLA AGAINST THAT!
Cameron Ella Ava (no mic): Are you happy with me not getting involved now? :eyes:
Nick Angel: Cameron Ella Ava is just watching this like the rest of us, she told them to just go head and kill each other! TLA is bleeding but it’s not to the point where the blood loss is going to straight up take him out of the match, he can keep going and have a very good fighting chance! He’s standing up and using that ring post he was thrown against as a back support but at the same time that has him cornered with Jamie! Several shots by Jamie which go directly to that open wound at the top of the forehead! Jamie is really winding up for this last shot…BUT TLA MOVES OUT OF THE WAY! JAMIE CAN’T STOP HIS PUNCH AND ENDS UP PUNCHING THE STEEL! That hand of Jamie’s almost got shattered! You can literally see through Jamie’s body language the process as all of that force goes crawling up his arm! Jamie deals with the pain and just menaces at TLA! He’s out to get revenge!
Kawajai: Jamie O’Hara dashed at TLA but TLA heads to the side and looks to direct Jamie O’Hara into the timekeeper’s area! Jamie O’Hara leaps in the air to stop the collision and lands on the barricade that protects the timekeeper! TLA walks over to knock him off of the barricade but Jamie chooses to get off himself! A MOONSAULT OFF THE BARRICADE ONTO TLA! WAIT! TLA CATCHES HIM IN HIS ARMS! TLA HEAVES HIM UP WHERE HE WANTS AND PLANTS HIM ON THE GROUND! TLA WITH HIS PERSONAL TWIST ON THE TIGER DRIVER NINETY ONE – THE PANTERA DRIVER SIXTY NINE!!!!! JAMIE’S HEAD GOES RIGHT INTO THE CONCRETE WITH A SPLAT! TLA stands up and wipes the blood off of his face, beating it onto his chest as he lets out a wild yell, getting the fans in attendance to match his energy as he does so!
TLA (no mic): STILL NOT GONNA MISS A BEAT, MOTHERF*CKERS! WE’RE TAKING THIS HOME NO MATTER WHAT!
Nick Angel: TLA is unfazed! He’s fired up even! TLA grabs Jamie O’Hara and rolls him into the ring, lagging behind him as he instead walks up the steps! TLA is going to the turnbuckles! TLA is climbing up all of the way to the top! It’s like TLA has a jetpack attached to him with how fast he flies up to the top rope! And the jetpack attached to him is fueled by nearly a decade in the game, a decade of waiting, of busting his ass, the motivation that comes with coming so close and wanting to finally get that one moment, that one night where you can stand on the mountain top and say you made it! TLA is about to reach new heights, he can feel it here, the crowd can feel it, TLA stands up and so does the seventeen thousand in attendance! TLA points down at Jamie….AND THERE HE GOES! BUUUURRRRNNNNOOOOOUUUUTTTTT!!!! CORKSCREW 360 SENTON BY TLAAAAA!!!!
Kawajai: NOBODY IS HOME! JAMIE O’HARA GETS OUT OF DODGE AND RETREATS TO THE CORNER AS TLA IS LEFT TO CRASH AND BURN! TLA IS PRO THOUGH, HE CAN THINK ON HIS FEET – OR IN THE AIR- RATHER! He safely does a forward roll to avoid a bad landing and then gets up on his feet, immediately turning to Jamie O’Hara! UH OH! Jamie O’Hara has just rushed out of his corner! IN EXCELSIIIIISSSSSSSSS!!!!!! THE RUNNING BICYCLE KNEE TO THE FACE CONNECTS AND ABSOLUTELY LEVELS TLA! WHAT ARE THE ODDS!? JUST LIKE THAT EVERYTHING LINED UP PERFECTLY FOR JAMIE O’HARA! HE WENT FROM BEING ON HIS BACK TO BEING ABLE TO DELIVER HIS TRADEMARK MOVE AND POSSIBLY END THIS MATCH! JAMIE O’HARA DRAGS HIMSELF ACROSS THE RING ALL OF THE WAY BACK TO TLA AND THEN HE HOOKS THE LEGS!
Jamie O’Hara (no mic): COUNT —
Kawajai: Cameron Ella Ava is already there, ready!
Cameron Ella Ava: ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! THRRRRRRRRRRR —
Nick Angel: TLA kicks out! Jamie O’Hara can’t believe it! A PUNCH SQUARE IN THE JAW TO TLA OUT OF FRUSTRATION! Jamie O’Hara gets up and just waits for TLA to join him! TLA and Jamie are face to face and Jamie O’Hara is nudging TLA, now flat out pushing him into the corner! TLA, still feeling that In Excelsis, is swinging his way out of it but Jamie is not one to let himself lose an exchange! SHOTEI TO THE FACE! THAT OPEN PALM THRUST CONNECTS AND JAMIE WINS THE BRAWL RIGHT THERE! TLA is out on his feet again, stood up at the turnbuckles, and is now being sat up on the top turnbuckle as Jamie O’Hara hopes to follow him there! Jamie is up top with TLA and is looking to go for a superplex! Jamie O’Hara has the arms draped, everything is placed well, this is textbook suplex position, all he has to do is take off! Jamie O’Hara falls back! SUPERPLEX! OH! MOVE HALTED; TLA WON’T BUDGE! TLA is keeping his legs locked around the turnbuckles! Jamie keeps on pulling but TLA is fighting him all of the way! They’re going to blows to settle this! TLA resorts to BITING the forehead of Jamie! This is getting tense! Jamie O’Hara is freaking out as he wants TLA to get off of him! Jamie’s grip is no more as TLA then forces him to kneel over! TLA slides down the back of Jamie O’Hara! THE SUNSET TEQUILA; THE POWERBOMB BY TLA! Jamie O’Hara sits up from the whiplash and that is good for TLA as he already knows what he wants to do next! He’s got Jamie in a suplex set up while he’s still sitting….AND THEN DEADLIFTS HIM ONTO THE TOP ROPE! JAMIE IS THE ONE IN POSITION TO BE SUPERPLEXED!
Kawajai: Jamie O’Hara fights it just the same! Jamie straight up MUSHES TLA, causing him to fall off off of the ropes! TLA tries to keep his footing when hitting the ground but eventually staggers back so far he trips over! TLA is now just sat there as Jamie is looking at him all smug! TLA is in deep thought here, literally staring back at Jamie and processing what just happened! TLA is over this, he doesn’t have time to fight for control over a superplex! No, he gets up, runs over, AND HE PUSHES JAMIE O’HARA OFF OF THE TOP ROPE! HOLY — GET OUT THE WAY NICK! JAMIE O’HARA GETS PUSHED SO FAR THAT HE FLIES INTO OUR ANNOUNCE TABLE, OH MY GOD! JAMIE GOES CRASHING INTO OUR TABLE, BUT IT DIDN’T BREAK! IT DID NOT BREAK! I’VE BEEN THROUGH MY FAIR SHARE OF ANNOUNCE TABLES AND I’LL TELL YOU, YOU WOULD RATHER IT BREAK THAN TO NOT GIVE WHEN YOU’RE FALLING TEN FEET! GOING THROUGH IT CUSHIONS MORE THAN THE HARD LANDING ON A STIFF TABLE! F IT GAVE JUST A LITTLE BIT MAYBE JAMIE WOULD BE LESS WORSE OFF, BUT NOW? HE IS IN EXCRUTIATING PAIN!
Nick Angel: TLA is looking out at Jamie O’Hara who is laid out on our bent up table and he is not looking satisfied! He knows what the people want! He knows what they NEED to see! Hell, it’s what HE NEEDS to do! TLA climbs up to the top rope, overlooking Jamie O’Hara on that announce table as he perches himself!
Cameron Ella Ava (no mic): This is not a good idea TLA, don’t get yourself messed up, come on!
TLA (no mic): You don’t get it, Cam. THIS is how you win a world title.
Nick Angel: TLA just brushes off Cam! At this point I won’t even argue against it, I know how TLA thinks when he gets like this, this is something he won’t be deterred away from! TLA JUMPS OFF! BURRRRNNNNOOOUUUUTTT THROUGH THE TABLLLLEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THE CORKSCREW 360 SENTON ONTO JAMIE O’HARA, SUCCESSFULLY PUTTING THE BOTH OF THEM THROUGH THE TABLE! OUR TABLE IMPLODING AS ALL OF THE PIECES SCATTER! NOT TO MENTION EVERYTHING WAS STILL SET UP ON THAT TABLE, THE COVERING, OUR NOTES, ALL OF IT! IT’S NOTHING BUT A MESS OUT HERE! JAMIE O’HARA IS LOOKING TO BE OUT COLD AND TLA IS NOT DOING ANY BETTER EVEN AS THE PERSON WHO GAVE THE MOVE!
Cameron Ella Ava (no mic): This is what happens when you don’t have order boys! I told you it wouldn’t be worth it TLA! Hurry up and get back in the ring!
Kawajai: Cameron Ella Ava is not even pretending like she’s gonna start up a count, she’s giving them time to stir and finish this in the ring! She’s impatient actually, not even thinking about if they might be too hurt to continue!
Nick Angel: TLA and Jamie? Those two will never be “too hurt”! They’ll continue with blood loss, bruises on them, missing limbs, it doesn’t matter! TLA is alive and kicking! He’s getting up at a fast rate as he sees Jamie O’Hara down! TLA is dragging Jamie off with all of his might like he’s pulling away a dead body from a crime scene, and he practically is! Jamie O’Hara is out like a light! TLA lifts Jamie’s body onto the apron and pushes him in, rolling in after him and then now that he can finally rest, TLA hits the canvas face first to crash, simply putting his arm over Jamie to get that cover! THE SHOULDERS ARE DOWN, TLA OFFICIALLY HAS THE COVER ON JAMIE! CAMERON ELLA AVA DROPS DOWN AS THE CROWD READIES THEMSELVES IN ANTICIPATION! COULD THIS BE THE CULMINATION OF TLA’S JOURNEY!?!
Cameron Ella Ava: ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! THRRRRREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!
Nick Angel: OH. MY. GOD!
Kawajai: ….JAMIE O’HARA’S SHOULDER IS UP! THERE WAS SOME DOUBT ON THAT COVER BUT JAMIE O’HARA IS STILL THE DEFENDING WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION! THE SAINT OF VALIANCE’S REIGN ISN’T OVER YET! AT TWO POINT NINETY NINE SECONDS INTO THAT THREE COUNT, HE MANAGED TO EXTEND HIS REIGN, EVEN IF FOR A FEW MORE MINUTES! TLA doesn’t even remove his face from the canvas, he just bangs his head against the mat and then keeps it there, letting out a muffled scream! TLA is tired and angry. He wants to head home with that title! He won’t win it while laying around though! It is time to wrap it up! TLA gets back into this match, getting to his knee and then in one attempt he’s on his feet! He’s still on spaghetti legs, he’s not exactly in the best shape to be getting up so fast at the moment but he doesn’t care! TLA wants Jamie O’Hara standing in front of him, he wants to make sure Jamie can’t kick out and he’s going to need Jamie up to do more damage! TLA smacks Jamie O’Hara around and shakes him about! Jamie can move but needs to be pushed a bit more! TLA WITH THAT SWAG SHOT! THE “PIMP SLAP” AS HE REFERS TO IT! That backhand surely stings the cheek of Jamie, and that sting definitely woke him up! SUPEEEERRRRRRRKKKIIIICCCCKKKKK!!! SUPERKICK BY JAMIE, BEING CHARGED BY ENERGY PULLED FROM THE RESERVES OF OUR CHAMPION! CAMERON LOOKS SHOCKED AND SO DOES EVERYONE IN THE BUILDING! WHERE DID THAT COME FROM!?
Nick Angel: There’s where more that came from too! Jamie is back in action! SLINGBLADE BY JAMIE O’HARA! Jamie O’Hara is sat up near TLA’s upperbody and is breathing heavy, turning his head to look at TLA. He shifts around, I think going for a cover. Wait, Jamie is moving himself toward the crown of TLA’s head! Jamie is crouching over TLA’s body, he’s rolling down his knee pad as he gets in closer! That’s not a good sign! Jamie grabs the hands of TLA and holds them down, lifts his knee up, that EXPOSED knee might I add….AND THEN BRINGS IT BACK DIRECTLY INTO TLA’S OPEN HEAD WOUND! A POWERFUL KNEE DROP TO TLA’S SKULL, BUT AS TLA REACTS TO THE PAIN OF THAT, HERE’S ANOTHER ONE! AND ANOTHER ONE! AND ANOTHER! JAMIE O’HARA IS BATTERING TLA WITH KNEES, HE’S HAD ENOUGH AT THIS POINT! HE’S NOT DOING ANY MOVES! HE WANTS BLUNT FORCE TO TAKE OUT TLA! AGAIN AND AGAIN HE IS HITTING TLA WITH THAT KNEE OF HIS! THIS IS GRUESOME! TLA’S BLOOD IS SPILLING OUT MORE AS IT SPREADS FURTHER DOWN HIS HEAD FROM THE KNEES! LOOK AT HOW TLA’S BODY TWITCHES WITH EACH KNEE AFTER PREVIOUSLY BEING LIMP! HE’S BARELY CONSCIOUS, HE WAS KNOCKED LOOPY BY THE SECOND OR THIRD, MAYBE EVEN FIRST KNEE! I THINK THE ONLY THING THAT’S BEEN KEEPING HIM AWAKE IS THE PAIN IRONICALLY!
Kawajai: Yeah, that should be a sign for Jamie O’Hara to call it a day! Cameron Ella Ava is seeing this all go down like she’s a fan! She’s not officiating here, she’s hyping it up! Jamie O’Hara puts his knee up one more time…..AND THEN HE STRIKES IT DOWN INTO TLA FOR HIS NASTIEST ONE YET! TLA’s body doesn’t even move to that one, there’s no reaction! He’s unresponsive it! TLA HAS BEEN PUT OUT OF COMISSION! Jamie O’Hara decides to lay off, his work here is done! He’s no longer as zoned out I see, Jamie O’Hara did what he had to do and now he can get past this! Jamie O’Hara puts his hand over TLA’s face, I don’t know if it’s for the pin or if it’s because he can’t look at TLA’s bloodied face now that he’s out of the moment, but as he does it, he also gets on top of him and hooks the leg of our challenger! Cameron Ella Ava has to put her officiating cap back on and stop acting like she’s not involved in the action as she drops into the cover! It’s almost a formality at this point…..
Nick Angel: It is, really.
Cameron Ella Ava: ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!
Kawajai: ANNNDDDDDD still champion.
Nick Angel: Yeahhh..WAI- NO!? HUH? REALLY? TLA! TL-F*CKING-A! THAT SON OF BITCH HAS GOT HIS HAND WRAPPED AROUND THE BOTTOM ROPE! HIS BODY IS LITERALLY LIFELESS EXCEPT FOR THAT HAND THAT IS GRIPPING THE BOTTOM ROPE DEFIANTLY! HE COULDN’T EVEN KICKOUT, HE COULD ONLY GET THAT HAND TO THE ROPE TO MAKE THE COUNT NO LONGER OFFICIAL! I DON’T GET IT. HOW IS THIS POSSIBLE! HOW IS TLA NOT PINNED AND BEING CARTED OFF YET? HOW ARE BOTH MEN NOT CARTED OFF FOR THAT MATTER! TLA WAS BEATEN OVER THE SKULL WITH JAMIE O’HARA’S KNEE REPEATEDLY! JAMIE FELL OFF THE TOP ROPE ONTO A TABLE WITH NO GIVE AND THEN WAS PUT THROUGH IT! THIS MATCH SHOULD HAVE BEEN OVER WITH!
Kawajai: They won’t let it! There is too much pride in both men! Too much glory that can be attained from this night! They both want to hold claim to the bragging rights of winning this match, the one that matters the most in their series of matches this year! Jamie O’Hara is exhausted himself, he’s on his side the same way that TLA is! They look in each other’s eyes and reach out to each other! There’s no more running, no more advantages, this is two knackered guys, fighting on their knees while they literally have to use the other man just to keep themself up. This is a fight to the death! Do or die for both men! A tap by TLA as that’s all that he can muster! A tap by Jamie is given to him in exchange!….TLA slaps Jamie! Jamie PUNCHES TLA! TLA pokes Jamie in his eyes! Jamie is momentarily blinded AND THEN TLA GETS HIM WITH A FOREARM! THEN AN ELBOW TO THE TOP OF THE HEAD! TLA is regaining his strength slowly as he carries on fighting and his senses come back! OH BUT JAMIE GETS LUCKY AND LANDS WITH A THROAT THRUST! TLA is choked up and Jamie can’t see! It’s back to be somewhat equal in that they’re both very restricted! Jamie rocks back and comes forward with a skull cracking headbutt that makes even his head get a trickle of blood!
Nick Angel: TLA almost falls off of his knees but weighs himself back to being in front of Jamie! A punch to Jamie O’Hara! NO! TLA’s hand is caught! Jamie O’Hara is going for a wrist lock, but he’s not playing games with this one! He gets to his feet and jerks TLA up with him! He twists the arm and then pulls….PULLING TLA INTO A KNEE! KINGSLLLLAAAAYYYYEEERRRR!!!!
Kawajai: TLA DUCKS OUT OF IT AT THE LAST SECOND, HITTING THE DECK AND TAKING A BUMP ONTO HIS BACK BEFORE JAMIE COULD JUMP UP! TLA rolls around and then scrambles to get back up while Jamie is still confused on where TLA went! THE YOU’RE DONE! YOU’RE DONE BY TLA!!! THE REVERSE BULLDOG JUST CONNECTED ON JAMIE O’HARA FOR THE SECOND TIME, AND THIS MIGHT BE THE ONE THAT COUNTS! THIS GIVES TLA A BIG OPENING! THE CROWD HAS BECOME UNGLUED AS THEY ARE CHEERING FOR TLA TO CAPITALIZE! TLA SCOOTS HIMSELF INTO A CORNER AND THEN USES THE ROPES TO PULL HIMSELF UP! TLA’s in that corner and happens to have a straight path right to Jamie O’Hara while he’s getting over that reverse bulldog! He has a clear shot to him to deliver the killing blow! TLA signature smile is beginning to form on his face for the first time in a while in this match! He looks at ease! There’s no more stress! Good times lie ahead if he can complete this clutch move on his part! TLA has his hands up and is spinning them about, hinting at what he is about to do!
TLA (no mic): We’re finishing it in a way that will rep my people back home! MEXICAN DESTRROOOYYEEERRRR!!!!
(The crowd hears that and now cheers even louder, chanting for the move.)
Nick Angel: TLA is calling it! The flip piledriver! That’s what he has to do and this match is done! It’s so crazy to think how close we are, TLA is just at the finish line, he only needs to break past the tape to end the race! IT IS DEAFENING HERE AS EVERYONE IS RECOGNIZING THAT IS ABOUT TO BE A REALITY! TLA IS ABOUT TO BE CHAMPION AND THERE’S NOT MUCH JAMIE O’HARA CAN DO AS HE IS GETTING HIMSELF TOGETHER BUT IS TOO BEATEN UP TO DO ANYTHING TO STOP TLA! TLA is shouting so that Jamie can hear, letting him know that it’s over!
TLA (no mic): We’re finally finished, holmes! Turn around and we call it a night! *gestures to Cameron* Guess I’ll be the one to dethrone Jamie afterall!
Nick Angel: TLA winks and then he takes off….MEEEEEXXIICCCAAANNNN DESTTROOYYYYERRRRR — WHAT? JAMIE O’HARA JUMPS UP FOR A SURPISE KNEE TO CATCH TLA OFF GUARD…BUT IT WAS NOT NEEDED THERE AS CAMERON ELLA AVA INTERCEPTS TLA’S ATTACK!? CAMERON ELLA AVA JUST HIT TLA WITH THE GODDESS’ TOUCH! CAMERON ELLA AVA IS OUR OFFICIAL, WHAT IS SHE THINKING HERE!? CAMERON ELLA AVA GETS UP AND LOOKS AT JAMIE O’HARA WITHOUT MISSING A BEAT! Her face is the same as it was before she hit the move! Jamie looks at her, then at TLA’s down bodied, and looks back at her with a smile on his face! She’s pointing at TLA’s body like she wants him to finish the match! She pretty much did Jamie a favor and took down TLA for him, she for some reason wanted to do it herself there! I don’t know what to make of it, I don’t know if Jamie does, but he’ll accept it! He pulls TLA up by his arm and looks him right in the face! Cut throat gesture! A yank of the arm! KINGSSSSLLLLLLLLLAAAAYYYYYYYYYERRRRRRRRRRR!!!!! RIGHT TO THE JAW! LIKE A TON OF BRICKS, TLA GOES DOOOOWWWWWWNNNNNN!!! JAMIE FALLS ONTOP OF TLA AS CAMERON ELLA AVA IS THERE TO COUNT THE PIN, SHE DIDN’T EVEN WAIT FOR THE MOVE TO CONNECT BEFORE SHE GOT IN POSITION! SHE SLAMS HER HAND ON THE MAT TO INITIATE IT, GOD DAMN THIS IS NUTS!
Cameron Ella Ava: ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!! TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!…………
(Cameron Ella Ava holds the count briefly and her face finally becomes less full of attitude as she looks right at Jamie, smiling at him, before at last, going to slam her hand down the third time.)
Cameron Ella Ava: THREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!
(DING! DING! DING!)
(“Kashmir” by Led Zepplin plays as Jamie O’Hara gets off of TLA and stares at Cameron Ella Ava, keeping his gaze on her as she walks off and retrieves his World Heavyweight Championship so she can award it to him.)
Rebecca Sawyer: The winner of this match….AANNNNDDDDDD STTTTIILLLLLL EAW WORLD HEAVY WEIGHT CHAMPION………JAAAAAAAMMMIIEEEEE O’HAAAAARRRRRRRRRAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!
Kawajai: My mind is a jumbled mess! So many emotions! So many thoughts! The best thing I can say without overloading myself there is that it was one of the best World Heavyweight Championship matches I’ve ever seen. We just witnessed a dramatic, engaging match and to the very end I was never one hundred percent certain on what would happen! Especially that end!
Nick Angel: How it ended is what has me messed up! Why did Cameron Ella Ava do it! Was it that comment which struck a chord? Was it jealousy she was harboring from the start? Orrrrr…was Jamie O’Hara in on it with her the whole time? Maybe it was a peace offering to him if not? Gosh, there’s so many possibilities here! I don’t even know, I am confused here! If we could listen in on everything going on in that ring right now…..can we atleast try? Please, get close there! Look at Cam!
Cameron Ella Ava (no mic) : Congrats on the defense, Jamie.
Nick Angel: Cameron with a kiss to Jamie’s head as he is looking down, not even keeping her gaze now as he just looks at his World Championship! Cameron Ella Ava rolls out of the ring and gets to the back as Jamie O’Hara stands up and looks at TLA who is still out cold on the ground! Jamie’s shaking his head at the sight.
Jamie O’Hara (no mic): Called it.
(Jamie O’Hara drapes the World Heavyweight Championship over his shoulder and then heads out of the ring, going up the ramp himself as the camera zooms in on TLA’s downed body.)
Kawajai: TLA was THIS close there! My first night back at the table and I must say, I was confident in TLA’s abilities! Win or lose, this was a night for this man! A night where his skills, his heart, his tenacity, his years of effort put into being a top guy, they were showcased! Now that I’m here again and able to check out this new landscape of Voltage I have learned most of all tonight to bet on the underdog since that’s what Voltage is built on and I am betting on TLA! TLA will be a champion by year’s end, I promise you that! I had to say that before we sign off! I am proud to have called this show, I am proud of the roster that we have; the future is looking bright for this brand with matches like Jamie vs TLA happening and I can’t wait to call the rest of the season with you, Nick! I am Kawajai signing off for my partner Nick Angel and we’lll see you next week as we now build to Road to Redemption! GOODNIGHT EVERYBODY!
(We scan around the arena, showing off the fans who are clapping and give a standing ovation to not only the match, but the show before we fade to black.)
(EAW Logo Buzzes)