( EAW Intro Plays… )
Narrator: What does it mean to be able to be unconquered? What does it mean to have no equals? What does it mean to be… Invictus?
(The camera shows the face of Nico Borg holding the EAW Answers World Championship on his shoulders while also highlighting all the men he’s beaten on his path to holding it.)
Narrator: For some, it is a matter of pride.
(The camera cuts to scenes of Scott Diamond being victorious against Scott Oasis to be known as the contender for the EAW Answers World Championship.)
Narrator: For others, it’s a matter of principle to where they truly encompass what they represent.
(The video shows the EAW Hardcore Champion Darkane clutching onto his championship belt with excerpts played of his words about being the true representation of Hardcore in EAW!)
Narrator: Some seek redemption against those of have been proved to be indomitable, but that redemption may never been seen.
(The camera shows scenes of Jacob Senn defeating Target Smiles, the reveal of Target Smiles truly being Tomi Venus, the savage scene that was left that night, and the challenge made for tonight.)
Narrator: Others desire to make a statement against the man that has been proven to be unstoppable, but most never reach that height.
(We are shown highlights of Jacob Moore’s return and Aka Manah being made into a target of his desire.)
Narrator: The world must be rid of the weak through the force of the strong, the strength of the powerful to weed out those that can’t compare, and tonight is about the evolution that it is.
(The camera zooms out to where all the feuds have been highlighted before the final view shows Nico Borg and Scott Diamond beside each other, half of their faces placed together with one, as they both show the stoic face of determination.)
Narrator: Welcome to the night where only the strong survive, where Dynasty presents… INVICTUS!!!
(“Black Honey” by Thrice plays in the background as the fans are still filing in the building and the fans at the seats rise from them as they are prepared for this show. The camera zooms in to Stew-O and Jake Mercer sitting ringside at the commentary table as they are ready to get things started.)
Stew-O: Welcome a show that will stun and amaze you as we are LIVE in The Philips Arena! WELCOME TO OUR DYNASTY SUPERSHOW… INVICTUS! I am Stew-O and beside me is Jake Mercer and what a show we have for you! Our champion and the namesake of the show, Nico Borg, fights to defend his EAW Answers World Championship against Scott Diamond in our main event!
Jake Mercer: A main event that is definitely worth the price of admission in this arena, but not only that, but we have an EAW Hardcore Championship match between Darkane and Hurricane Hawk! Both men are determined to represent the division to the best of their abilities, but only one man can walk out with the title in their possession!
Stew-O: A brutal fight set to go down there, but we need to get this show on the road, so in your own words… LET’S GET THIS FIGHT STARTED!
(The camera turns away from the commentary table and makes its way over towards the ring announcer standing within the ring.)
Ring Announcer: The following contest is scheduled for one fall!!!
(“Ain’t It Funny” by Danny Brown hits on the speakers to where we see a very confident Tomi Venus pace his way out onto the stage with a smile on his face. Without a worry on his face, we see him look all across the audience in attendance in The Philips Arena with a scoff to follow, making his way down the ramp towards the ring.)
Ring Announcer: Introducing first, he is from Detriot, Michigan… weighing in at 206 pounds… “The Macabre Kid” TOOMMMIIIII VEENNNUUUUSSSSS!!!
Stew-O: It has been four years since we have seen Tomi Venus inside of a wrestling ring, four years since this man has been able to be Tomi Venus in one, as he walks into his first match liberated from the guise of being known as Target Smiles! What changes do you think we will see from Tomi Venus in this match tonight?
Jake Mercer: If past experience with Tomi Venus that people can view on the EAW Network, you will see a more violent side from him in this match that wasn’t showcased in his matches as Target Smiles. Yes, there will be some technique on display from him from his past as Target, but this is a whole new man with a different plan of action in his match tonight!
(“S.O.A.R.” by Devour The Day blasts on the speakers with Jacob Senn stepping out onto the stage, staring directly at his opponent in the ring as he throws the hood off of his head from his black leather jacket, doing a gun point taunt towards him. He finally walks down the ramp and makes his way towards the ring while he starts to make his entrance.)
Ring Announcer: Introducing his opponent, he is from Chicago, Illinois… he weighs in at 218 pounds… “The Punisher” JAACCCOOOOBBBBB SEENNNNNNNN!!!
Jake Mercer: Jacob Senn has arrived to deliver his own brand of punishment onto Tomi Venus for the state that he was left in a couple of weeks ago when Tomi used that railroad spike on him to leave him in a pool of his own blood! Tonight, Jacob has the opportunity to make sure that the returning Tomi doesn’t forget about that mistake!
Stew-O: Yes, but you have to put this downward spiral that he has descended down upon to play a factor in match that will happen. Tomi Venus has been reborn and liberated from his guise of Target Smiles, Jacob Senn hasn’t been able to get over the hurdle of what happened at Pain for Pride, and now he’s entering a match against one of the most ruthless men of the 2013 era of EAW! This will definitely be a steep challenge for him to overcome!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Stew-O: The first match of the evening has been called to start with Tomi Venus smirking in delight as he starts to beckon Jacob Senn over towards him LOOKING FOR THE FIGHT TO START BETWEEN HIM! JACOB DOESN’T HESITATE TO CHARGE TOWARDS HIM… BUT TOMI SIMPLY RETREATS TOWARDS THE TURNBUCKLE IN ORDER FOR THE REFEREE TO HOLD HIM BACK! Tomi leans onto the rope and starts to mock Jacob, goading him into a fight, as he just starts poking fun towards him! I don’t know if this is the best strategy to use in this fight, but he most certainly has already started to play the mind games with the head of the Hall of Famer! Jacob starts to argue with the referee about being able to fight in this match as Tomi finally removes himself from the ropes and allows the referee to move aside RIGHT BEFORE STRIKING HIM IN THE FACE WITH AN OPEN-HAND SLAP! THE BLATANT DISRESPECT FROM TOMI AS THERE IS NO LOVE LOST FROM THAT SLAP! A SMILE FOLLOWED WITH A SINISTER CACKLE IS MADE FROM TOMI WITH FURY STARTING TO BOIL UP INTO THE EYES OF JACOB SENN!
Jake Mercer: ELBOW STRIKE! A FURIOUS JACOB SENN RATTLES THE SKULL OF TOMI VENUS WITH AN ELBOW STRIKE! A SECOND! A THIRD! JACOB IS JUST GOING TO TOWN ON TOMI WITH THESE STRIKES THAT SEND HIM REELING BACK INTO THE ROPES! Tomi… he’s not even worried… HE’S JUST LAUGHING AS HE’S CALLING FOR SENN TO GIVE HIM MORE! HE OBLIGES AS HE STARTS THROWING ELBOWS INTO HIM WHILE HE’S IN THE ROPES BEFORE FINALLY LAUNCHING HIM ACROSS THE RING! With a smile on his face, Tomi rebounds off the ropes and returns RIGHT BACK TO WHERE JACOB DUCKS UNDER HIS LEGS FOR HIM TO CONTINUE HIS SPRINT INTO THE ROPES! Tomi remains charging into the ropes as he bounces off of them once again RETURNING TO A LEAPFROG FROM THE FORMER WORLD CHAMPION! I HAVE A FEELING FOR WHAT MIGHT BE COMING NEXT! Tomi makes his final rebound off the ropes as he is met WITH A PICTURE PERFECT DROPKICK RIGHT ON THE CHIN OF HIS OPPONENT BY SENN!
Stew-O: TOMI VENUS ROLL HIS WAY OUT OF THE RING TO ESCAPE A POTENTIAL PIN ATTEMPT TO WHERE JACOB SENN LEAPS TO HIS FEET TO START TAUNTING TO THE CROWD! Jacob looks outside and starts to make a gun point to the outside, watching Tomi start to make his way back to his feet, with Jacob running back into the ropes LOOKING TO RETURN WITH THE FOSBURY FLOP! HE LEAPS OVER THE TOP ROPE AND LANDS RIGHT ONTO TOMI AS HE JUST CONTINUES TO CELEBRATE THIS TREMENDOUS UPSWING IN HIS MOMENTUM! Jacob grabs Tomi by the head and throws him back into the ring before he climbs up onto the apron WATCHING HIM AS HE STARTS TO MAKE HIS WAY BACK TO HIS FEET!
Jake Mercer: Jacob Senn sees that Tomi Venus has made his way onto his feet LEAPING ONTO THE TOP ROPE TO FLY CLEAR ACROSS THE RING FOR THE SPRINGBOARD HIGH KNEE STRIKE TO THE JAW! NO! TOMI ROLLS FORWARD OUT OF THE WAY OF THE KNEE STRIKE WITH SENN ROLLING UP TO HIS FEET! Jacob turns around STRUCK WITH A RUNNING LARIAT THAT SENDS HIM STRAIGHT DOWN ONTO THE CANVAS! TOMI HAS JUST TURNED THIS MATCH UPSIDE DOWN WITH ONE SINGLE MOVE! Tomi stands on his feet with Jacob attempting to stand on his to where Tomi sprints into the ropes to rebound back WITH A DRIVE-BY KICK RIGHT INTO THE SIDE OF JACOB’S FACE! JACOB IS STUNNED AS HE COLLAPSES TO THE CANVAS, SHOWING TOMI GIVING A GRIN OF CONFIDENCE STRAIGHT TO THE CAMERA, BEFORE HE STANDS BACK TO HIS FEET! Tomi walks over behind Jacob as he starts to call for him to stand on his feet, begging for him to do so as he starts to smack him behind the back of the head to light that fire under him, with Jacob pushing his way up! Jacob finally makes it back up to a standing position ONLY FOR TOMI TO HOOK HIM BY THE NECK FROM BEHIND! OZONE DRIVER! TOMI SPIKES JACOB ON HIS HEAD WITH THE HEADLOCK DRIVER! TOMI COULD HAVE THIS MATCH RIGHT HERE AS HE ROLLS JACOB ON HIS SHOULDER TO HOOK HIM BY THE LEG FOR THE PIN!
Referee: ONNNEEE!!!… TWWWOOO!!
Stew-O: NO! JACOB SENN IS ABLE TO THROW HIS SHOULDER RIGHT UP FROM THE CANVAS AS A THREE-COUNT WASN’T MADE! Tomi Venus starts to nod his head in acceptance as this is the fight that he must have wanted, standing over Jacob to where he starts bashing his fist right in his face, as he’s letting out that pent-up frustration of watching his career turn into a joke for these people out onto him! Pummeled into what looks to be unconsciousness, Tomi looks around and goes to the outside to where he digs under the ring… TO FIND A RAILROAD SPIKE! TOMI COULD DISQUALIFY HIMSELF IN THIS MATCH, BUT I DON’T THINK HE CARES RIGHT NOW! HE JUST WANTS TO LEAVE JACOB SENN IN A POOL OF HIS OWN BLOOD ONCE AGAIN! Tomi rolls back into the ring before the referee begins his official count as Jacob has started to pick himself up, shaking the cobwebs out from the Ozone Driver, as Tomi starts to line him up LOOKING TO SLAM THIS RAILROAD SPIKE RIGHT INTO THE TOP OF HIS HEAD! TOMI SPRINTS WITH ALL OF THE SPEED HE HAS AS JACOB TURNS RIGHT INTO THE RAILROAD SPIKE!
Jake Mercer: NO! JACOB SENN DROPS DOWN TO AVOID THE RAILROAD SPIKE WITH TOMI VENUS MISSING WILDLY WITH IT! Tomi quickly snaps around to see if he can take Jacob by surprise with the railroad spike BUT JACOB FLIPS BACK WITH A PELÉ KICK IN RESPONSE! TOMI IS STUNNED FROM THE KICK, DROPPING HIS RAILROAD SPIKE IN THE PROCESS, WHEN JACOB ROLLS BACK TO HIS FEET BEHIND HIM AS HE LEAPS IN THE AIR TO LAND ON HIS SHOULDERS! REVERSE HURRICANRANA! JACOB DROPS TOMI ON HIS HEAD WITH THE REVERSE HURRICANRANA TO WHERE WE SEE HIM ROLL ON HIS BACK FROM THE PAIN! Jacob doesn’t stop there as he gets up to his feet to start pacing outside of the ring, holding onto the top rope and looking around at the ecstatic crowd here tonight, before he returns his attention to Tomi RIGHT WHEN HE LEAPS ONTO THE TOP ROPE FOR THE SPRINGBOARD 450 SPLASH! JACOB LANDS ALL OF IT ONTO TOMI AS HE HOOKS HIS LEG IN FOR THE PIN!
Referee: ONNNEEE!!!… TWWWOOO!!!…
Stew-O: TOMI VENUS STOPS THE PIN AS HE KICKS OUT OF IT! JACOB SENN IS UNABLE TO PUT THIS MAN AWAY AS HE HAS TO START THINKING OF A PLAN OF ACTION TO TAKE CARE OF HIM! Jacob stands back to his feet and walks over towards the turnbuckle STARING DOWN AT TOMI AS HE LOOKS TO PUT HIM AWAY WITH THE SHADOW STEP! Tomi starts to pull himself up to his feet as he gets on all fours GIVING JACOB THE OPPORTUNITY TO DROP HIM WITH THE CURB STOMP! NO! TOMI ROLLS AWAY FROM THE STOMP, JACOB HITTING NOTHING BUT CANVAS WITH THAT STOMP, AS TOMI NAILS HIM WITH A STIFF KICK TO THE STOMACH! Jacob hunches over as Tomi turns his back to him HOOKING HIM BY HIS ARMS AS HE LIFTS HIM ONTO HIS BACK WHILE CARRYING HIM TO THE CENTER OF THE RING! WHAT IS H– OH MY! TOMI JUST DROPPED JACOB ON THE BACK OF HIS NECK WITH THE VERTEBREAKER! HE CALLS THAT MOVE RIGHT THERE THE LEGACY KILLER, PUN INTENDED! TOMI COVERS HIS OPPONENT TO GIVE THE REFEREE A PERFECT TIME TO CALL FOR THE PIN WHILE HE HOOKS HIS LEG!
Referee: ONNNEEE!!!… TWWWOOO!!!… THHHRRREEE!!!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
(“Ain’t It Funny” by Danny Brown plays in the background with Tomi Venus kind of shocked at the way this has turned out for him, lifting himself up and having his hand raised by the referee, as shock fills the arena.)
Ring Announcer: Here is your winner… TOOMMMIIIII VEENNNUUUUSSSSS!!!
Stew-O: TOMI VENUS HAS DONE IT! In his first match without the guise of Target Smiles, he has just picked up a MAJOR victory over Jacob Senn! This could be a massive renaissance in his career path towards having the career that he has wanted since he made his debut in EAW!
Jake Mercer: This is a massive first step and you know, he has to be in contention to being placed in either the King of Elite Tournament, or a championship opportunity after this! There’s no way that he can be denied now! An amazing effort by Jacob Senn, but it wasn’t enough to put down The Macabre Kid!
(Tomi Venus looks down at his fallen opponent, screaming to him about telling him what would be the result of this match, before rolling out of the ring and celebrating this amazing victory that he has been able to claim.)
Stew-O: Jacob Senn put up a fight in this match, but at the end of the day, Tomi Venus proved he was the best out of the two here tonight as h– HOLD UP! LOOK IN THE RING! IT’S NASIR MOORE! HE’S BACK! HE JUST SLID IN THE RING AND IS STANDING IN THE TURNBUCKLE CORNER AS HE IS JUST BITING AT THE BIT TO NAIL HIM WITH THE ETHER KICK! Jacob is at the turnbuckle and starts to drag himself up to his feet when he turns around TO SEE NASIR SPRINTING WITH ALL THE PASSION IN THE WORLD BEHIND HIM FOR THIS RUNNING BIG BOOT! ETHER!
Jake Mercer: NOT SO FAST! JACOB SENN JUST DOVE DOWN AND OUT OF THE WAY TO ROLL OUT OF THE RING IN ORDER TO AVOID THE ETHER KICK! NASIR MOORE HAS GONE WITHOUT GAINING SOME WELL-DESERVED RETRIBUTION FROM THE ELIMINATION CHAMBER, BUT LOOKS TO FOLLOW HIM OUT! NO! JACOB HAS MADE IT OVER THE BARRICADE AND MADE A GAP TO WHERE HE CAN’T BE FOLLOWED! Furious about this, Nasir Moore calls for a microphone as we see Jacob Senn walking up the arena steps with his hand on his neck!
Nasir Moore: Jacob, you might have escaped tonight, but don’t you dare believe that this is over! DON’T YOU EVEN DARE HAVE THAT THOUGHT! For I’m going to return the favor that you gave me at Road to Redemption WITH INTEREST, so keep looking behind you because it will happen anywhere. When you walk out of this arena, when you’re in your hotel room, when you’re taking your flight or drive to the next destination, I will be watching and waiting for the next opportunity to strike. However, this message is for all of the audience that has supported me since this… villain has shown to be a thorn on my side. Next week, when Dynasty starts their bracket for the King of Elite Tournament, I will return AS ONE OF THE PARTICIPANTS! SO FOR THOSE WHO HAVE MISSED ME, TUNE IN NEXT WEEK… BECAUSE I’M BACK!
(“I Am Electric” by Heaven’s Basement plays in the background as we see Nasir Moore start to celebrate in the ring, turning over to where he watches Jacob Senn scream towards him something inaudible, as he starts calling for him to walk into the ring to join him! Jacob, knowing better than to walk down there to continue this, makes his way up the arena steps to where we see Nasir mouth the words that he’s a coward.)
(The camera pans backstage to show the excited look of the resident Dynasty backstage interviewer, Michael Belfort, clutching tightly to his microphone as he dons a sparkling smile on his face.)
Michael Belfort: Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome my guests at this time… SCOTT OASIS… THE EAW ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPION HIMSELF, NICO BORG… AND THEIR AGENT, SEBASTIAN MONROE!
(The group of men that had been announced arrived into the camera’s view, with Scott Oasis walking beside the EAW Answers World Champion Nico Borg, only for Sebastian Monroe to stand in front of the two men to speak with the interviewer.)
Michael Belfort: Mr. Monroe, tonight is an important night for you and your clients, as this entire event was not only named after one of them… but they have a championship defense against a former world champion and Hall of Famer in Scott Diamond. Please tell me, what is the mindset that your client has for tonight’s match?
Sebastian Monroe: As the advocate to the REIGNING and DEFENDING EAW ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPION, THE UNDISPUTED INVICTUS OF THIS COMPANY, my client has the mindset of doing what he has done to this entire roster of mediocre talent! He intends to do what he did to Ahren Fournier when he was forced to defend his Cash in the Vault case against him, he intends to do what he had done to Jacob Senn when he shattered him through the sheer dominance of Invictus, he will do what he has done to The Pizza Boy by ripping away the hopes and dreams of another to being what they shall never be in the EAW Answers World Champion! My client, Nico Borg, is more than prepared to deliver what has made him the top name of Dynasty and what has brought him glory beyond what he has ever experienced before! All thanks to yours truly!
Michael Belfort: What about Scott Oasis? Wasn’t he supposed to, in your words, “return to his frozen throne” in reclaiming the world title? Wasn’t he destined to be the EAW Answers World Champion?
(Scott Oasis starts to answer for himself, but Sebastian Monroe steps him back to where he was as he whispers something to him, turning his attention back to Michael Belfort.)
Sebastian Monroe: My client in Scott Oasis doesn’t need to be bothered with answering a stupid question such as that from some schmuck like you! His mouthpiece, his advocate, his friend shall answer that question for him to deal with the idiocy that stands before me! Scott Oasis IS destined to reclaim his frozen throne, don’t have this misconstrued. His time will come to where he will also claim that championship for himself, on the day that Invictus miraculously falls and trust me, that will be a long time from now and certainly on a different brand! Scott Diamond is one of the last few remaining stars that had been able to avoid his wrath because of his reign as EAW Hardcore Champion, but the hunger that Scott Diamond has, it will lead him into his own demise at the hands of the one TRUE champion of this brand. Now, do you have any more stupid questions, or are me and my clients able to finish preparing for what will be a war in that ring later tonight?
Michael Belfort: I think that’s all the questions that I have for you, Mr. Monroe. Thank you for your time!
Sebastian Monroe: I would say that you’re welcome, but I honestly dread having to explain to you and the people of events that have been predetermined to already take place. Nico Borg saw his preordained destiny in the stars, a warrior chosen by God himself to represent this brand as its champion, but all were blind to it… except for me. I chose him to be represented by me and look what happened, EAW Answers World Champion. This just goes to show when I represent you, the world is open for you to take!
(Sebastian Monroe signals to Scott Oasis and Nico Borg to depart from the interview to where they make their hasty exit.)
(The camera returns back to the ring area with the camera zooming onto the ring announcer standing in the center of it.)
Ring Announcer: The following contest is set for one fall… AND IS A KING OF ELITE QUALIFYING MATCH!!!
(“Paint it Black” by The Rolling Stones hits to a small pop from the crowd as Shackleford walks down to the ring with a NEO chant filling a small portion of the arena.)
Ring Announcer: Introducing first, from Fratton, England, weighing in at 210 pounds… THE PROPHET!!!!!… SHACKLEFORD!!!!!
Stew-O: Shackleford debuted last week or something after being on NEO for a while, so this is an opportunity to prove that he was worth all the hype he had down under! Despite a rocky start with a loss to Fournier, Shackleford is determined to bring it to Reginald Dampshaw tonight and make his way to KOE!
(“Jerusalem” by Sir William Blake hits to boos from the crowd as Reginald Dampshaw makes his way to the ring.)
Ring Announcer: And his opponent, from Ryde on the Isle of Wight, England, weighing in at 225 pounds… THE DUKE OF GOLD, REGINALD DAMPSHAW THE THIRD!!!!!!!!
Mercer: RD3 was one of the standout NEO talents of the summer, and although he took some time to find his place here on Dynasty, things have been on the up-and-up for him. Reginald is coming hot off of a win against Ryan Savage, and in his opinion, Shackleford isn’t even worth his time! Let’s see which of these two NEO call-ups is going to cement their spot in the KOE tournament!
(DING! DING! DING!)
Stew-O: Shackleford and Dampshaw lock right up! Shackleford puts Dampshaw in the collar-and-elbow, trying to back him up into the corner but Dampshaw slides out of the hold with ease and applies a collar-and-elbow of his own, converting the hold into a headlock before sending Shackleford into the other corner with a forceful irish whip! Shackleford comes running right back and Dampshaw ducks, getting ready for the back body drop… SHACKLEFORD HOWEVER ANTICIPATES IT AND INSTEAD NAILS DAMPSHAW WITH THE KNEE LIFT!!!! Dampshaw falls back into the ropes and Shackleford grabs him by the arm, pulling him in and whipping him across the ring!
Mercer: Dampshaw catches himself on the ropes and walks back over to the center of the ring, taunting Shackleford to come over, and the latest NEO call-up shows no hesitation locking back up with Dampshaw! Shackleford tries to spin around Dampshaw for a waistlock but Dampshaw pulls him over front and center with a tight headlock, trying to wear Shackleford down to the mat… But Shackleford manages to execute the standing switch, swinging behind Dampshaw with the waistlock… Dampshaw breaks free of the hold and grabs Shackleford by the head, pulling him in… AND FLIPPING HIM OVER ONTO THE MAT WITH THE CRAVATE SUPLEX!!!! Shackleford tries to get right back up but Dampshaw goes down to a knee and pulls Shackleford in, locking in the sleeper hold!
Stew-O: Dampshaw’s only gotten better at gradually wearing down his opponents with simple yet brutally effective holds like these, and it looks like Shackleford is having trouble finding a way to turn things in his favor! Dampshaw adds another layer to the sleeper hold now, pressing a knee into the upper back of Shackleford while pulling his head back even further, straining Shackleford’s neck with that unnatural torque… Dampshaw starts to pick Shackleford up to his feet now while holding that sleeper in, trying to make Shackleford pass out from the blood rush of standing up… BUT SHACKLEFORD FINDS AN OUT!!!! SHACKLEFORD SWINGS HIS HEAD BACK, SMASHING DAMPSHAW’S FACE WITH THE BACK OF HIS HEAD!!!! Shackleford quickly falls back into the ropes now but rebounds… AND DROPS DAMPSHAW WITH THE SHOULDER BLOCK!!!!
Mercer: Dampshaw starts to get right back up while Shackleford stalks him from the corner… AND SHACKLEFORD CHARGES FROM BEHIND NAILING DAMPSHAW IN THE BACK OF THE HEAD WITH A BIG EUROPEAN UPPERCUT!!!! Dampshaw goes down to a knee and pushes himself right back up while Shackleford grabs him from behind, locking his arms for the TIGER BOMB!!!! SHACKLEFORD LIFTS DAMPSHAW UP!!!!!… BUT DAMPSHAW SLIDES OUT OF THE HOLD!!!! SHACKLEFORD TURNS AND DAMPSHAW STUNS HIM WITH A EUROPEAN UPPERCUT OF HIS OWN!!!! DAMPSHAW LIFTS SHACKLEFORD FOR THE VERTICAL SUPLEX NOW — SHACKLEFORD BREAKS THE HOLD AND DROPS TO HIS FEET!!!! KICK TO DAMPSHAW’S MIDSECTION!!!!… AND SHACKLEFORD HAS HIM UP ON HIS SHOULDERS!!!!! SHACK DADDY DRIVER —- NO!!!!! DAMPSHAW COUNTERS IT IN MIDAIR!!!!!! OSAKA STREET CUTTER!!!!! THE FAMILY NAME!!!!!! DAMPSHAW DROPS SHACKLEFORD WITH THE CUTTER!!!! WHAT AN INSANE COUNTER FROM DAMPSHAW AS HE COVERS SHACKLEFORD!!!!!
Referee: ONE!!!!!…. TWO!!!!!!!….. THREE!!!!!!!!
(DING! DING! DING!)
(“Jerusalem” hits to boos from the crowd as Dampshaw stands up to his feet raising both of his arms in victory.)
Ring Announcer: HERE IS YOUR WINNER… AND NOW AND ENTERING THE KING OF ELITE TOURNAMENT!!!!… REGINALD DAMPSHAW THE THIRD!!!!!!
Stew-O: Solid victory for RD3! Shackleford’s inexperience may have been his downfall tonight, but he put up a good effort against Dampshaw here; no shame in that!
Mercer: Dampshaw adds another impressive win under his belt now, and honestly, I think we’re looking at one of the dark horses for the King of Elite tournament right here!
(The camera pans back to Dampshaw up on the turnbuckles celebrating his win.)
(On December 9th, watch two of the most iconic forces on the Empire roster battle it out for the right to be known as the EAW Women’s Champion! Watch as the reigning champion Aria Jaxon defends against the former Specialists Champion who looks to take her seat on the throne in Stephanie Matsuda at EAW Bloodletter!)
(The show returns from the commercial break as it fades back onto the ring announcer standing in the center of the ring.)
Ring Announcer: The following contest is set for one fall!!!
(“Reminder” by The Weeknd hits to mostly boos from the crowd as Aka Manah walks down to the ring.)
Ring Announcer: Introducing first, from Palo Alto, California, weighing in at 204 pounds…. EL SPECTRE!!!!!… AKA MANAH!!!!!!!
Stew-O: For Aka Manah, this is the night where he puts it all on the line in one last gasp for redemption! He started right here on Dynasty, before going down to NEO for a few months, all before coming back up to Friday Nights. To say he’s had a rocky start is an understatement, Aka Manah has lost all but one match in his entire tenure here in EAW, yet there’s no doubt there’s a small lining of potential underneath, and this is the night Aka Manah is hoping to pull that out!
(“Move Me” by The Ghost Inside hits to a huge pop from the crowd as Jacob Moore walks down to the ring pumped up while keeping his eyes locked on Aka Manah.)
Ring Announcer: And his opponent, from Chicago, Illinois, weighing in at 265 pounds… JACOB MOORE!!!!!
Mercer: And now for the first time since his return a few weeks ago, Jacob Moore is finally stepping back into a ring for sanctioned competition! Moore returned two weeks ago on Dynasty, saving Ryan Savage from a beat down by Aka Manah, and since then the two have had a heated back and forth feud. There’s no denying that they’re both looking for the biggest possible stage to leave their mark on, and what better night than Invictus?
Stew-O: Pain for Pride?
Mercer: Dynasty better.
(DING! DING! DING!)
Stew-O: Aka Manah goes straight for Jacob Moore, lunging at him in the center of the ring for a tie up! Aka Manah grabs Moore around the neck and tries to lock in the headlock.. MOORE IS HAVING NONE OF IT, PUSHING AKA MANAH BACK BEFORE HITTING HIM WITH A BIG BOOT TO THE CHEST SENDING HIM INTO THE ROPES — AKA MANAH BOUNCES RIGHT OFF AND COMES BACK WITH THE DISCUS ELBOW!!!! Moore gets sent for a loop but recovers AND TURNS WITH A BIG LARIAT TURNING AKA MANAH INSIDE OUT!!!! Aka gets back up and this time Moore goes for the headlock, locking it in tight before twisting to his side and dropping Aka to the mat with the hip toss!
Mercer: Aka is trying to kick himself up to his feet here but Moore keeps him in that seated position, wringing that headlock in even tighter… Aka Manah is twisting and turning, trying to work his way out of the hold… OH!!! AKA SHOOTS BACK WITH THE BACKFIST CATCHING MOORE RIGHT ON THE NOSE!!!! THE OPPORTUNISTIC STRIKE FORCES MOORE TO BREAK THE HOLD AND AKA MANAH GETS RIGHT UP TO HIS FEET!!!! Aka whips Moore into the ropes now… Moore comes swinging with the clothesline but Aka Manah catches his arm! Moore swings with his free arm but Aka Manah blocks it – AND ELBOWS MOORE IN THE MOUTH!!!!
Stew-O: Aka Manah has Moore stunned in place as he runs to the ropes now, building up momentum… MOORE STOPS HIM IN HIS TRACKS WITH A BIG KNEE TO THE GUT!!!! AKA MANAH ALMOST DOUBLES OVER BUT MOORE STABILIZES HIM AND SCOOPS HIM UP, HOLDING HIM HIGH IN VERTICAL SUPLEX POSITION!!!!…. AND MOORE SWINGS AKA BACK INTO THE ROPES, HANGING HIM OVER THE TOP ROPE… MOORE PULLS AKA BACK IN!!!! HANGMAN’S — NO!!! AKA MANAH SHOVES MOORE BACK AND SLIDES OUT ONTO THE APRON!!!! MANAH SPRINGBOARDS OVER THE TOP ROPE!!!!… CROSSBODY!!!!! BUT MOORE CATCHES HIM!!!! MOORE HAS AKA MANAH LOCKED… AND HE SPINS HIM OVER TO HIS SIDE BEFORE DROPPING HIM WITH A HUGE BACKBREAKER OVER THE KNEE!!!!!
Mercer: Aka Manah flops over onto his stomach, clutching his back, but Moore shows no signs of relent here, putting Aka Manah in a chinlock and pulling him back… BEFORE STOMPING HIM STRAIGHT IN THE TAILBONE!!!! Tenderizing the spine just goes to show the cunning of Jacob Moore, preparing Aka Manah for the incoming powerbomb known as Oblivion’s Peak! Aka Manah tries to crawl away to the ropes but Moore stomps one foot down over the left calf and pulls Aka back towards him, picking him up off the mat… Moore slides his arms down to put Aka Manah in the waistlock… Aka Manah grounds his feet now and tries to drag himself towards the ropes despite the near three hundred pounds latched onto his back… BUT MOORE PULLS AKA MANAH BACK IN!!!! GERMAN — NO!!! AKA MANAH GROUNDS HIMSELF AGAIN!!!!
Stew-O: SNAPMARE TAKEOVER!!!!! AKA MANAH FLIPS MOORE OVER ONTO HIS ASS ON THE MAT AND NAILS A DROPKICK TO THE BACK OF THE NECK!!!! Aka Manah runs to the ropes across the ring now coming back with speed… MOORE IS ON HIS FEET!!!! BUT AKA MANAH DROPS TO THE MAT AND SLIDES UNDERNEATH MOORE’S LEGS!!!! AKA KIPS UP… SPINNING HEEL KICK TO MOORE!!!! Moore staggers towards the center of the ring and Aka lunges at him — MOORE GRABS AKA MANAH BY THE ARM AND WHIPS HIM INTO THE ROPES!!!! BUT LOOK AT AKA MANAH ON THE RETURN!!!!! HANDSPRING… INTO THE CUTTER!!!! AND AKA MANAH STUNS MOORE IN PLACE WITH THE CUTTER, YET SOMEHOW THE CHIRAQI STAYS ON HIS FEET… BUT NOT FOR LONG AS AKA MANAH SPRINGBOARDS OFF OF THE SECOND ROPE AND FLIPS MOORE OVER ONTO HIS BACK WITH THE HURRICANRANA!!!!
Mercer: I really don’t think Moore was expecting an effort like this from Aka Manah, and now Moore is on the defensive as he picks himself and backs up into a corner… BUT AKA MANAH COMES CHARGING ANYWAYS!!!! RUNNING DOUBLE KNEES — NO!!!! MOORE CATCHES AKA MANAH AND PICKS HIM UP HIGH IN THE AIR!!!!…. RUNNING TOWARDS THE TURNBUCKLES NOW!!!!!… TURNBUCKLE POWERBOMB!!!!! Aka Manah slumps down into the corner, trying to pull himself up… HERE COMES MOORE OFF THE ROPES!!!! ROLLING WHEEL KICK!!!!! MOORE DRIVES HIS ENTIRE WEIGHT INTO AKA MANAH IN THE CORNER!!!! Aka Manah rolls out of the corner, lying on his back and clutching his abdomen… WAIT WHAT THE HELL?!!! MOORE IS GOING TO THE TOP ROPE!!!!! WHAT THE HELL IS HE DOING?!!!
Stew-O: HIGH RISK, HIGH REWARD… AND MOORE HAS TOO MANY THINGS TO PROVE TONIGHT AS HE STAYS PERCHED UP ON THE TOP ROPE…. AND MOORE FLIES!!!! FROG SPLASH!!!!! NO!!!!! AKA MANAH GETS THE KNEES UP!!!!! MOORE’S MIDSECTION IS IMPALED OVER THE KNEES OF AKA MANAH AS HE FLIPS OVER ONTO HIS BACK WHILE AKA MANAH GRABS THE ROPES AND PULLS HIMSELF UP!!!! Moore gets up to his knees in the center of the ring while Aka Manah measures him down from the corner… Moore starts to pick himself up… BUT AKA MANAH PUTS A SWIFT END TO THOSE PLANS!!!! BICYCLE KNEE TO THE JAW!!!!! MOORE GOES DOWN AND PUSHES HIMSELF RIGHT BACK UP BUT AKA MANAH GOES STRAIGHT BACK TO THE ROPES… COMING BACK WITH THE JUMPING KNEE TO THE TEMPLE NOW!!!! AKA MANAH IS LAYING THOSE KNEES IN WITH EQUAL PARTS PRECISION AND POWER, AND AS MOORE SLOWLY PICKS HIMSELF UP, AKA MANAH TOPS IT OFF WITH A SNAP DDT PLANTING MOORE ON HIS HEAD!!!!!
Mercer: Moore looks completely disoriented as he starts to recover now, looking down at Aka Manah who again stands in the corner looking to build up some running momentum as Moore again begins to pick himself up… AND AKA MANAH COMES BACK WITH WHAT MAY BE THE KILLING BLOW!!!! ONE LAST BICYCLE — NO!!!! WITH EVERYTHING MOORE HAS, HE LUNGES OUT OF THE WAY!!!! AKA MANAH HAD TOO MUCH STEAM COMING IN AS HE CRASHES INTO THE OPPOSITE CORNER!!!! MOORE QUICKLY PULLS HIMSELF UP TO HIS FEET WHILE AKA MANAH STAGGERS OUT IN A DAZE… AND MOORE RUNS AND STUNS AKA MANAH IN PLACE WITH AN ENZUIGURI TO THE BACK OF THE HEAD!!!! Both men go down to a knee, Moore still rocked from the onslaught of knees to his head, but Moore is the first one back up to his feet!
Stew-O: Moore has malicious intent in his eyes as he looks down over Aka Manah… QUICKLY GRABBING HIM AROUND THE WAIST AND WASTING NOT A SECOND MORE DRIVING HIS NECK BACK INTO THE MAT!!!! GERMAN SUPLEX!!!! MOORE DEADLIFTS AKA MANAH RIGHT BACK UP OFF OF THE MAT, LOCKING IN ARM IN!!!!…. DRAGON SUPLEX!!!!! MOORE HAS TURNED THE TIDE BACK IN HIS FAVOR WITH AUTHORITY AS HE PREPS AKA MANAH FOR THE LAST SUPLEX IN THE TRIFECTA, LOCKING IN THE ARMS OF AKA MANAH…. TIGER — NO!!!! AKA MANAH PLANTS HIS FEET ON THE MAT AND SHOVES WITH ALL HE CAN TRYING TO BRING MOORE INTO THE CORNER… BUT MOORE BREAKS THE HOLD AND KNEES AKA MANAH AWAY… BEFORE PICKING HIM BACK HIGH UP!!!!
Mercer: MOORE’S GOT AKA MANAH HIGH IN THE AIR IN THE VERTICAL SUPLEX POSITION AGAIN!!!!… AND HE DROPS HIM!!!!! STUNNER — NO!!!!! UNBELIEVABLE!!!!! AKA MANAH GRABS MOORE’S NECK ON THE WAY DOWN!!!!… AND HE PLANTS HIM WITH THE INVERTED DDT!!!!! AKA MANAH ROLLS MOORE BACK UP TO HIS FEET AND CHARGES FOR THE ROPES NOW WITH EVERYTHING HE HAS…. HERE COMES AKA — MOORE POPS HIM UP!!!! MOORE POPS HIM UP!!!!! THE OBLIVION — NO WAY!!!!! NO FREAKING WAY!!!! AKA MANAH USES THE MOMENTUM OF THE POP UP TO JUMP TO THE ROPES BEHIND MOORE… SPRINGBOARDING FROM THE TOP ROPE!!!!!… AND AKA MANAH FLIES BACK AT THE BACK OF MOORE’S UNSUSPECTING HEAD!!!!! SINGLE LEGGED SHOTGUN DROPKICK!!!!!
Stew-O: WHAT A SICKENING NOISE THAT KICK MADE AS AKA MANAH’S BOOT MEETS THE BACK OF MOORE’S SKULL!!!!! JACOB MOORE STAGGERS FORWARD DROPPING TO HIS KNEES BUT AKA MANAH PICKS HIM HIGH UP TO HIS SHOULDERS!!!!! THIS IS INSANE!!!!… AND AKA MANAH DROPS MOORE FORWARD!!!!! GO TO SLEEP!!!!! AKA MANAH DRIVES HIS KNEE INTO MOORE’S HEAD AFTER DROPPING HIM OFF OF HIS SHOULDERS AND JACOB MOORE SLUMPS DOWN TO THE MAT LIFELESS!!!!! AKA MANAH DROPS DOWN AND HOOKS BOTH LEGS!!!!!
Referee: ONE!!!!!!…. TWO!!!!!!!!….. THREE!!!!!!!!!
(DING! DING! DING!)
(“Reminder” by The Weeknd hits to a huge surprised pop from the crowd as Aka Manah stands up over Moore celebrating his victory.)
Ring Announcer: HERE IS YOUR WINNER BY WAY OF PINFALL…. AKA MANAH!!!!!!!
Mercer: ARE YOU SEEING WHAT I’M SEEING?!!!! DID AKA MANAH REALLY JUST PUT DOWN JACOB MOORE IN HIS RETURN MATCH?!!!
Stew-O: HE DID!!!! I DON’T THINK A SINGLE PERSON HAD A SINGLE EXPECTATION FROM AKA MANAH TONIGHT BUT HE JUST SHOWED UP HUGE ON THE BIGGEST STAGE HE’S BEEN ON, PROVING TO THE ENTIRE WORLD THAT HE MEANS BUSINESS!!!!
Mercer: I don’t think anyone’s more surprised than Jacob Moore! You can chalk it up to ring rust or Moore just severely underestimating Aka Manah, but Moore just took a hard loss! Still, all this is going to do is light an even hotter fire under Jacob Moore – you know, unless he goes on another hiatus.
Stew-O: I’m sure he’ll be sticking around this time Jake, especially since you know for a fact that he isn’t going to let Aka Manah get away with this victory… But that’s something to think on for another day, because tonight, with this victory, the day belongs to Aka Manah!
(The camera pans back to Aka Manah celebrating his surprising victory on the ramp while Moore looks on in shock and anger from the ring.)
(Showdown hosts the Semi-Finals and Finals of The King of Elite Tournament Bracket for their brand along with a match of EPIC proportions with The EAW Champion Tiberius Jones defending his championship against the EAW Openweight Champion Ryan Marx as he cashes in his opportunity for the belt! Tune in on December 2nd to watch as all of this happens LIVE at Showdown: Kingsroad!)
(The show returns from commercial break to where the camera goes over towards the stage.)
(“No Regrets” by Pusha T hits to a huge pop from the crowd as Hurricane Hawk walks down to the ring. Hawk stops on the apron and looks around at the crowd before jumping into the ring and taking his place in the corner.)
Stew-O: For Hurricane Hawk, this is the opportunity he’s been waiting for since the day he returned to Dynasty a few months ago! He’s been struggling to find himself despite being an accomplished Hall of Famer, but he firmly believes that he will dethrone Darkane here tonight, and if he does, his entire run will be validated with a single three count.
Mercer: Don’t get your hopes up nerd.
(“Born Too Late” by Saint Vitus hits to roaring boos from all around the arena. Darkane walks down to the ring with the Hardcore Championship dragging behind him and his gravedigger’s shovel in the other hand. Darkane enters the ring and points the shovel at Hawk across the ring.)
Mercer: He beat a Hall of Famer to win the title and he’s going to beat another one to retain it! We’re in the era of the Hardcore God, Stew, isn’t it glorious?
Stew-O: I don’t think it’s glorious, but you can’t deny how gruesomely effective Darkane has been at retaining the championship. Still, this is the most focused I’ve see Hawk in a while, and I do firmly think he has what it takes to pick up the title here tonight.
(Darkane and Hawk take their corners while the announcer begins the introductions.)
Ring Announcer: The following contest is set for one fall, and it is for the EAW HARDCORE CHAMPIONSHIP!!!! First, the challenger, from Jacksonville, Florida, weighing in at 225 pounds… THE SHOWSLAYER!!!! HURRICANE HAWK!!!!
(The crowd cheers for Hawk and he nods in response while staring down Darkane.)
Ring Announcer: And his opponent, from New Orleans, Louisiana, weighing in at 240 pounds…. HE IS THE EAW HARDCORE CHAMPION!!!!… THE GRAVEWORM!!!!… DARKANE —
Stew-O: OH COME ON NOT AGAIN!!!! DARKANE SWINGS THE SHOVEL RIGHT AT HAWK — WOAH!!! HAWK WAS PREPARED!!!! HAWK DUCKS UNDERNEATH DARKANE AND ROLLS TOWARDS THE CENTER OF THE RING!!!! DARKANE TURNS AROUND AND HAWK SUPERKICKS THE SHOVEL OUT OF DARKANE’S HAND!!!!
(DING! DING! DING!)
Stew-O: THE MATCH IS UNDERWAY AND DARKANE SWINGS WITH A CLOTHESLINE BUT HAWK DUCKS IT… DARKANE TURNS INTO THE SUPERKICK!!!! KINGSLAYER FROM HAWK!!!!! HAWK FLOORS DARKANE AND DROPS ON HIM QUICKLY HOOKING BOTH LEGS!!!! NO WAY!!!!
Referee: ONE!!!!…. TWO!!!!!!…. THREE —
Mercer: NO WAY INDEED!!!! LORD EMPEROR DARKANE KICKS OUT!!!!! Hawk looks disappointed but he gets right back to work, stomping a hole into Darkane! Darkane rolls towards the ropes to try to gain some leverage but Hawk puts him in a chinlock and pulls him back into the center of the ring before wearing him down into a headlock! Smart of Hawk to start by grounding Darkane but it’s only a matter of time before – AND THERE IT IS!!! DARKANE SWINGS AROUND HAWK AND GETS HIM IN A WAISTLOCK!!!! DARKANE SWINGS HAWK BACK WITH THE SUPLEX — NO!!! HAWK PUSHES HIMSELF OFF OF DARKANE’S SHOULDERS AND LANDS ON HIS FEET BEHIND HIM!!!!
Stew-O: Darkane turns around AND HAWK NAILS HIM IN THE JAW WITH THE ROLLING ELBOW!!! Hawk isn’t settling for a second and that’s how it should be against someone like Darkane! Darkane staggers over and Hawk comes back with ANOTHER ROLLING ELBOW!!!! Hawk whips Darkane into the ropes and grounds himself… PICKING DARKANE UP ON THE RETURN AND TWISTING BEFORE PLANTING HIM WITH THE LEAPING BELLY TO BELLY SUPLEX!!!! HAWK IS GOING ALL OUT!!!! Darkane sits up trying to recover but Hawk’s already off the ropes… SHINING WIZARD TO DARKANE!!!! Hawk has the champion flat on his back! Hawk stands over Darkane now… WOW!!!! STANDING MOONSAULT!!!! HAWK HITS A PICTURE PERFECT MOONSAULT AND COVERS DARKANE!!!!
Referee: ONE!!!!…. TWO!!!!!!…. THREE —
Stew-O: DARKANE KICKS OUT!!!!
Mercer: Water is wet.
Stew-O: Can you stop dick eating for just one minute and call the match?
Mercer: This is only the start of the frustration Hawk is feeling right now. Hawk picks Darkane off the mat and whips him into the corner, measuring him down… AND HERE COMES HAWK!!!! LEAPING SPLASH — DARKANE SLIDES OUT OF THE CORNER!!!! DARKANE COMES BACK WITH THE BIG BOOT BUT OH — HAWK JUMPS UP TO THE TOP ROPE!!!! DARKANE’S BOOT KICKS THE ROPES AND HE STUMBLES BACK, AND HAWK SEIZES THE OPPORTUNITY, FLYING FROM THE TOP ROPE!!!… FLYING FOREARM SMASH!!!! HAWK DRIVES THAT FOREARM STRAIGHT INTO DARKANE’S FACE SENDING THE CHAMP STAGGERING BACK INTO THE ROPES!!!!
Stew-O: Hawk quickly recoups to his feet and charges at Darkane… WITH A HUGE CLOTHESLINE TAKING BOTH MEN OVER THE TOP ROPE AND OUT OF THE RING!!!! I’m not sure what Hawk is thinking here, he was in complete control in the ring, but I’m sure he has a plan for this high-risk, high-reward environment! Hawk reaches under the ring, pulling out a steel chair while Darkane uses the apron to pull himself up… AND HAWK SWINGS THE CHAIR OVER AIMING STRAIGHT FOR DARKANE’S HEAD!!!! DARKANE PUSHES HIMSELF WITH FORCE OFF OF THE APRON AND HAWK BASHES THE STEEL STEPS WITH THE CHAIR, RECOILING FROM THE IMPACT OF A PURE METAL ON METAL COLLISION!!!!
Mercer: DARKANE CAPITALIZES ALMOST IMMEDIATELY AIMING AT HAWK WITH THE ROLLING ELBOW TO THE BACK OF THE HEAD!!!! WHAT A DEBILITATING BLOW!!!! Hawk slumps over against the apron while Darkane grabs a fistful of hair… BEFORE WHIPPING HAWK STRAIGHT INTO THE STEPS!!!! Hawk crashes hard into the steps, knocking the top steps off onto the floor! Hawk lies against the steps, clutching his shoulder, but Darkane picks him right up onto his shoulders… HAWK IS ELBOWING HIS WAY OUT OF DARKANE’S GRIP!!!! HAWK FIGHTS HIS WAY BACK TO HIS FEET!!!! Hawk grabs Darkane – SNAP DDT — NO!!!! DARKANE TWISTS HIS WAY OUT OF IT AND PROPS HAWK HIGH INTO THE AIR… BEFORE BRINGING HIM DOWN WITH FORCE ONTO THE STEEL STEPS WITH THE SPINEBUSTER!!!!!
Stew-O: HAWK IS LAID FLAT OUT OVER THE BOTTOM STEPS!!!! DARKANE MAY HAVE SHATTERED HIS SPINE ALTOGETHER!!!! Darkane walks around Hawk’s immobile body on the bottom steps and picks up the top half, balancing it on the barricade before climbing up there himself… What is this madman thinking…. NO!!!! DARKANE HAS THE STEPS UP!!!! DARKANE HAS HIS EYES ON HAWK!!!!… AND DARKANE JUMPS WITH THE STEPS IN HAND!!!! HE’S GOING TO CRUSH HAWK — YES!!!!! HAWK ROLLS OUT OF THE WAY!!!! DARKANE BRINGS THE STEPS DOWN AND CRASHES TO THE FLOOR, QUICKLY PICKING HIMSELF UP… ONLY FOR HAWK TO SWING HIM BACK WITH THE SNAP SUPLEX TO THE BARRICADE!!!! DARKANE SLUMPS DOWN LYING UPSIDE DOWN ON HIS NECK IN AN UNNATURAL ANGLE, BUT HAWK ISN’T DONE YET, STANDING ATOP THE STEEL STEPS… AND JUMPING WITH THE DROPKICK TO THE GROIN!!!! DARKANE SCREAMS IN PAIN AND DESERVEDLY SO!!!!
Mercer: I hate to admit it but Hawk might have Darkane’s number here… Hawk picks Darkane up to his feet by the arm and pulls him towards the apron before pushing him into the ring. Hawk picks up the chair lying at ringside and throws into the ring before rolling in himself. Hawk picks the chair up, stalking Darkane who tries to crawl away to the ropes… AND HAWK SWINGS THE CHAIR DRIVING IT INTO DARKANE’S BACK!!!! DARKANE WRITHES IN PAIN BUT HAWK SWINGS AGAIN, AND AGAIN, AND AGAIN, REPEATEDLY DRIVING THAT CHAIR INTO DARKANE’S BACK BEFORE HAWK THROWS THAT CRUMPLED MESS OF A CHAIR OUT OF THE RING!!!! Hawk pulls Darkane back into the center of the ring by a leg, turning him over – DARKANE KICKS HAWK RIGHT IN THE KNEE!!!! HAWK GOES DOWN AND SWINGS RIGHT AT DARKANE BUT DARKANE CATCHES THE FIST… AND TWISTS HAWK’S HAND BACK INTO HIS FOREARM UNTIL HAWK PULLS HIMSELF AWAY — BUT DARKANE PULLS HIM RIGHT BACK IN AND KICKS HAWK’S OTHER LEG OUT, DROPPING HAWK TO THE MAT!!!!
Stew-O: Hawk tries to pull himself up but Darkane maintains that hold on Hawk’s now limp hand… AND PULLS HIM DOWN TO THE MAT ON HIS STOMACH, ROLLING OVER ONTO HIS BACK… AND DARKANE LOCKS IN THE CROSSFACE!!!!! HAWK IS FIGHTING HIS WAY OUT, SWINGING BACK WITH FISTS THAT LAND AGAINST THE TOP OF DARKANE’S HEAD!!!! THOSE SHOTS ARE TAKING A TOLL, AND DARKANE SLIGHTLY LOOSENS THE HOLD TRYING TO LOCK IN HAWK’S ARM — AND THAT’S ALL THE SEPARATION HAWK NEEDED!!!! HAWK ROLLS DARKANE OVER ONTO HIS STOMACH NOW, STANDING BACK UP… LOOK AT THE POWER OF HURRICANE HAWK!!!!! HAWK IS DEADLIFTING DARKANE OFF OF THE MAT… AND HE SWINGS HIM BACK PLANTING HIM WITH THE GERMAN SUPLEX!!!!
Mercer: HAWK SHOWING SOME GREAT RESILIENCY HERE, PICKING DARKANE RIGHT BACK UP IN THE DEADLIFT — WAIT!!! DARKANE FIRES BACK WITH ELBOWS!!!! DARKANE ISN’T GOING ON THAT RIDE AGAIN, ELBOWING HAWK UNTIL HE BREAKS THE HOLD!!!! DARKANE TURNS AROUND – AND SLAPS THE FREAKING TASTE OUT OF HAWK’S MOUTH!!!! DARKANE NAILS SLAP AFTER SLAP UNTIL HAWK GOES DOWN TO HIS KNEES, THEN DRIVES HIS KNEE INTO HAWK’S HEAD!!!! HAWK GOES DOWN AND DARKANE MOUNTS HAWK LAYING INTO HIM WITH THE GROUND AND POUND!!!! DARKANE HAS BEEN LAYING SHOT AFTER SHOT INTO HAWK, PICKING HIM UP OFF OF THE MAT AND THROWING HIM OUT OF THE RING THROUGH THE MIDDLE ROPE!!!! THAT’S THE DARKANE THAT WON THIS TITLE IN THE FIRST PLACE!!!!
Stew-O: Hawk’s fumbling around under the ring there, unbeknown of Darkane, who rolls out of the ring, reaching under the ring for a sledgehammer before walking over to Hawk… WHO PULLS A KENDO STICK OUT OF THE RING AND SWINGS AT DARKANE CATCHING HIM AGAINST THE SIDE OF THE FACE!!!! HAWK SWINGS WITH THE KENDO STICK AGAIN, THIS TIME NAILING DARKANE IN THE THROAT!!!! DARKANE DROPS TO HIS KNEES CLUTCHING HIS THROAT AS HE WRITHES IN AGONY ON THE FLOOR!!!! HAWK REACHES UNDER THE RING AND PULLS OUT TWO STEEL CHAINS!!!! Hawk removes his fist tape now, wrapping those chains over his knuckles before taping them over… Darkane is picking himself back up now… AND HERE COMES HAWK SWINGING!!!! RIGHT HOOK THE JAW OF DARKANE!!!!! THE SOUND OF STEEL HITTING BONE ECHOES THROUGHOUT THE ARENA BUT HAWK SWINGS WITH THE LEFT NOW CATCHING DARKANE IN THE TEMPLE!!!!
Mercer: Darkane smartly crawls his way away from the ring but Hawk isn’t having any of it, pulling Darkane back AND DRIVING A FIST INTO HIS MIDSECTION!!!! Hawk pulls Darkane up to his feet and whips him towards the ring, but Darkane drops next to the apron and tries to roll underneath the ring, but Hawk quickly makes his way over and pulls Darkane out — WHAT THE HELL??!!!! DARKANE HAS THE SLEDGEHAMMER IN HIS HAND!!!! DARKANE DRIVES THE STEEL HAMMER INTO HAWK’S MIDSECTION SENDING THE HALL OF FAMER DOUBLING OVER!!!! Darkane spits some blood out before standing up, again measuring Hawk down with the hammer… AND DARKANE SWINGS!!!! BUT HAWK CATCHES THE SLEDGEHAMMER BEFORE DARKANE DRIVES IT INTO HIM!!!! HAWK AND DARKANE BOTH TRY PULLING THE HAMMER AWAY FROM EACH OTHER BUT THEY’RE AT A STANDSTILL — AND DARKANE LETS IT GO!!!! DARKANE KICKS HAWK IN THE GUT AND SENDS HIM INTO THE RING!!!!
Stew-O: Darkane begins fishing for a weapon under the ring while Hawk gets up to his feet in the ring and stares Darkane down. Hawk takes a look around the arena, and shrugs before running to the ropes… Oh God… HAWK JUMPS UP TO THE TOP ROPE BEFORE SPRINGBOARDING OUT OF THE RING!!!!…. LOOK AT DARKANE THOUGH!!!! HE’S GOT A STEEL CHAIR IN HAND AND SHOOTS HAWK OUT OF THE SKY WITH A BRUTAL SWINGING SHOT TO THE MIDSECTION!!!! Darkane grabs Hawk’s hands now, removing the tape from his fists, and grabbing ahold of the steel chains. Hawk begins to pull himself now, grabbing at the waist of Darkane’s pants to bring himself to a vertical base… AND DARKANE BRINGS THE BIONIC ELBOW DOWN ON TOP OF HAWK’S HEAD!!!! DARKANE GRABS HAWK AND SENDS HIM INTO THE RING NOW, ROLLING IN WITH THE STEEL CHAINS IN HAND!!!!
Mercer: Darkane eyes his shovel lying in the corner, taking note of it before turning his attention back to Hurricane Hawk who starts to push himself up to wobbly legs… BUT DARKANE ISN’T HERE FOR A STAND-OFF, RUNNING AT HAWK WITH A KNEE LIFT THAT SENDS HIM DOUBLING OVER!!! HAWK FLIPS OVER AND SOMEHOW LANDS ON HIS KNEES BUT DARKANE PICKS HIM RIGHT BACK UP, LOCKING HIS ARMS IN… DARKANE LIFTS HAWK FOR THE DOUBLE UNDERHOOK PILEDRIVER!!!! BUT HAWK PLANTS HIMSELF BACK ON HIS FEET AND SPINS HIS WAY OUT OF IT, KICKING DARKANE AWAY!!!! DARKANE TURNS BACK – BUT HAWK STUNS HIM WITH THE ENZUIGURI!!!!
Stew-O: Hawk has Darkane stunned and runs to the ropes now… COMING BACK WITH THE FAMOUSER!!!! BUT DARKANE GRABS HAWK BY THE WAIST IN MIDAIR AND PLANTS HIM ON HIS FACE WITH THE FACEBUSTER, GRABBING THE STEEL CHAIN… AND LOCKING HAWK INTO THE CROSSFACE!!!!! DARKANE HAS THE CHAIN WRAPPED AROUND HAWK’S FACE WITH THAT CROSSFACE FIRMLY LOCKED IN!!!!! HAWK’S BANGING HIS FIST ON THE MAT TRYING TO RESIST THE URGE TO TAP… HONESTLY AT THIS POINT, THERE’S NO SHAME IN TAPPING HAWK!!!! LIVE TO FIGHT ANOTHER DAY!!!!
Mercer: HE’S TOO STUBBORN TO ACCEPT DEFEAT AND HE’S JUST GOING TO SUFFER MORE FOR IT!!!! HAWK IS TURNING PURPLE AND FADING!!!!… WAIT WHAT??!!!! HOW?!!!! WHERE IS HAWK FINDING THIS STRENGTH!!!! HAWK IS PUSHING HIMSELF UP TO HIS HANDS AND KNEES WITH DARKANE STILL LATCHED ONTO HIS BACK!!!! EVEN THE HARDCORE CHAMPION LOOKS SHOCKED IN COMPLETE DISBELIEF… BUT HAWK IS STILL WILLING HIS WAY UP… AND HAWK ROLLS OVER!!!! DARKANE TRIES TO BRING THE CHAIN DOWN AROUND HAWK’S NECK NOW BUT HAWK FIRES BACK WITH ELBOWS UNTIL HE BREAKS HIS WAY FREE!!!! HAWK ROLLS OFF OF DARKANE GASPING FOR AIR!!! WITH THE ADRENALINE WEARING OFF NOW HE MIGHT NOT HAVE MUCH LEFT!!!!
Stew-O: Darkane pushes himself up to a shaky base now, slowly making his way over to his gravedigger’s shovel, picking it up and turning around… INTO HURRICANE HAWK WHO’S STANDING UP ON HIS FEET!!!! HOW EVEN… HAWK HAS HIS EYES SET ON DARKANE FROM ACROSS THE RING… AND ALL HE DOES IS TELL DARKANE TO BRING IT!!!! DARKANE LOOKS AMAZED AT THIS DISPLAY HIMSELF… AND HE DROPS THE SHOVEL!!!! DARKANE CHARGES AT HAWK WHO MEETS HIM IN A CLASH OF FISTS!!!! HAWK IS SOMEHOW GAINING THE UPPER HAND, SENDING DARKANE STAGGERING WITH A HEADBUTT BEFORE PICKING HIS CHAIN OFF THE MAT!!!! DARKANE COMES BACK AT HAWK BUT HAWK SWINGS THE CHAIN NAILING DARKANE IN THE FOREHEAD AND IMMEDIATELY BUSTING HIM OPEN!!!!
Mercer: HAWK WHIPS DARKANE INTO THE CORNER NOW, CHARGING AT HIM!!!!… LEAPING SPLASH!!!! IT CONNECTS!!!!! HAWK PUSHES DARKANE OUT OF THE CORNER NOW, MEASURING HIM DOWN… DARKANE GETS UP TO HIS KNEES… HERE COMES HAWK — OH MY GOD!!!!! DARKANE HAS THE SHOVEL IN HIS HANDS!!!!… BUT HAWK NAILS HIM IN THE SIDE OF THE HEAD WITH THE KINGSLAYER!!!!!!!! UNBELIEVABLE!!!!! BUT LOOK AT DARKANE!!!! THE IMPACT OF THAT MOVE SENDS DARKANE ROLLING OUT OF THE RING, AND HAWK QUICKLY CATCHES HIS ARM BEFORE HE FALLS OUT, PULLING HIM BACK IN AND DROPPING FOR THE COVER!!!!!
Referee: ONE!!!!!…… TWO!!!!!!!!….. THREE —
Stew-O: DARKANE KICKS OUT!!!!!! THAT MOMENTARY LAPSE BEFORE HAWK WAS PHYSICALLY ABLE TO PIN DARKANE MAY BE WHAT SAVED THE CHAMPION HERE… BUT HAWK STARES DARKANE DOWN IN A FRENZY, FOAMING AT THE MOUTH AS HE WAITS FOR THE CHAMP TO GET BACK UP… AND HAWK FIRES AGAIN!!!! ANOTHER KINGSLAYER!!!! THIS TIME DARKANE CATCHES THE LEG AND SPINS HAWK AROUND!!!!! DARKANE GRABS HAWK FROM BEHIND AND ROLLS HIM UP INTO THE SCHOOLBOY — BUT DARKANE DOESN’T GO FOR THE PIN, INSTEAD STANDING STRAIGHT UP AND STOMPING HAWK STRAIGHT IN THE FACE!!!! Darkane picks Hawk up and walks over to his shovel, picking it up…
Mercer: HOLD ON!!!! HAWK MUST BE ON BATH SALTS!!!! HOW IS HE STILL MOVING?!!!! HAWK SPRINGBOARDS… AND LUNGES AT DARKANE IN MIDAIR!!!! SPRINGBOARD GIVENCHY!!!!! THE DDT — NO!!!! DARKANE HOLDS HAWK IN A BEARHUG!!!!! DARKANE BRINGS HAWK DOWN WITH THE ATOMIC DROP AND SCOOPS THE SHOVEL OFF OF THE MAT, DRIVING IT INTO HAWK’S SPINE!!!!! HAWK GOES DOWN TO HIS KNEES AND DARKANE SWINGS THE SHOVEL NAILING THE FLAT END OF IT INTO THE BACK OF HAWK’S HEAD!!!! JESUS CHRIST THAT’S ONE WAY TO TURN SOMEONE INTO A VEGETABLE!!!! DARKANE GRABS HAWK BY THE HAIR, YANKING HIM UP BEFORE KICKING HIM INTO THE ROPES AHEAD WHILE DARKANE FALLS BACK INTO THE ROPES BEHIND HIM… HAWK COMES STUMBLING BACK… AND DARKANE IMPALES HIM, CRACKING HIS SPINE WITH A VICIOUS SPEAR!!!!!! DEVIL MAY CRY!!!!!! DARKANE PLANTS HAWK ON HIS FACE AND ROLLS HIM OVER HOOKING THE LEG!!!!!!
Referee: ONE!!!!!….. TWO!!!!!!!….. THREE!!!!!!!!!
(DING! DING! DING!)
(“Born Too Late” by Saint Vitus hits to thundering boos from the crowd as Darkane rolls off of the lifeless body of Hurricane Hawk.)
Ring Announcer: HERE IS YOUR WINNER BY WAY OF PINFALL!!!!… AND STILL EAW HARDCORE CHAMPION!!!!… DARKANE!!!!!
Mercer: THE SUN GOES DOWN, THE MOON COMES OUT, AND ONCE AGAIN, DARKANE IS STILL THE HARDCORE CHAMPION!!!! IT’S JUST A FACT OF NATURE AT THIS POINT!!!!
Stew-O: Darkane continues to face more challenging opponents but seemingly has a perfect game plan every time —
Mercer: That’s the thing Stew. It’s not a game plan. This is a man who has lived through days darker than any you or I have had. His pain made him strong, and at this point I don’t think there’s anyone who can take him down.
Stew-O: Well you gotta give it to Hawk, he sure did come close. If this was the point of validation Hawk was seeking, he’s going to have to keep looking, because the Hardcore Championship still belongs to someone who I’m now recognizing as one of the most brutal men to ever step foot in an EAW ring… and it looks his reign is just beginning.
(The camera pans to Darkane and Hawk laid out in the ring while medical staff checking on both.)
(The camera turns over towards the backstage area to where we see Nasir Moore walking backstage with a smile on his face. The person behind the camera rushes to the elitist with Michael Belfort scattering behind him as it seems that Nasir doesn’t even mind the interruption.)
Michael Belfort: Nasir Moore, we have confirmed with the resident doctors here on Dynasty that you are eligible to make your return to the Dynasty ring! With that being said, you have announced your entry into the King of Elite Tournament, but what does this mean towards some vindication towards Jacob Senn?
Nasir Moore: Vindication would come from winning that King of Elite crown for myself IN SPITE of a man like Jacob Senn. Think about it. I’ve denied him opportunity after opportunity to become the EAW Answers World Champion in his words, twisting this into a story of him being a victim when he’s done this to numerous men during his rise to the top, but wouldn’t it be nice to deny him a third chance to be champion while attaining my own? To watch the man that made me suffer physically be emotionally tortured at the sight of me being crowned The King of Miracles? Trust me, my vindication will be made and nothing on this Earth will stop me from that goal. Have a good rest of your night, Mike.
(Nasir Moore pats him on the shoulder and starts to walk away from Michael Belfort, leaving him with the person behind the camera, as he makes his exit from the scene.)
(The camera fades back to the ring, where we see the Ring Announcer standing in the ring.)
Ring Announcer: The following contest is scheduled for one fall…..AND IT IS A KING OF ELITE TOURNAMENT QUALIFYING MATCH!
(The crowd cheers as “Beats Keep Callin’” by Royce 5’9 plays through the PA, and Ryan Savage steps through the curtains, confident and ready to fight. He steps through the ropes, and stands on the turnbuckle to raise his arms.)
Ring Announcer: INTRODUCING FIRST! From San Diego, California! Weighing in at 260 POOOUNDSSS!!!……RYAAAAAAAANNNNN SAAAAAAAAAVVVVAAAGGGEEEE!!!!!!
Stew-O: Man oh man, this will be a match-up that will be intriguing and engaging to watch! Here comes Ryan Savage, a man who hasn’t had the best of luck on Dynasty in recent times, losing to Aka Manah and Reginald Dampshaw III in the past two weeks, it doesn’t appear to be working out for him.
Jake Mercer: But knowing this man and what he’s accomplished in EAW, these setbacks will not let him down. Tonight, he gets a big chance to not only upset the world and be inserted into the King of Elite Tournament, but to beat a former Answers World Champion in Pizza Boy. Let us see if tonight, he can regain his momentum.
(“Epic” by Faith No More plays throughout the arena to an eruption of cheers from the crowd, as The Pizza Boy steps out, slightly smiling but for the most part looking somber as he walks down to the ring, and eyes Ryan Savage.)
Ring Announcer: AND INTRODUCING HIS OPPONENT! From New York City, New York! Weighing in at 175 POOOUNDSSS!!!…..HE IS “THE FORMER”, THEEE PIZZZAAAAAAA BOOOOOOOYYYY!!!!!!!
Jake Mercer: AND HERE HE COMES! The man who suffered an absolutely gut-wrenching loss at Road to Redemption, losing his title to Nico Borg who utilized his Cash in the Vault briefcase, and so far it’s been PB trying to get his wins, and his momentum back, and tonight is the perfect opportunity for him.
Stew-O: As our GM StarrStan stated last week, Pizza Boy CANNOT challenge for Nico’s Answers World Championship due to his contract, with the exception of matches made due to stipulations such as King of Elite. So truly, this might be Pizza Boy’s one and only chance he’ll be getting to have another shot at Nico in a long, long time! He cannot lose this match, he knows that in his mind. We’ll see how this affects him….right now!
(DING! DING! DING!)
Jake Mercer: This match has now begun due to the referee ringing the bell, as The Pizza Boy and Ryan Savage – RYAN SAVAGE! HE CHARGES OUT OF HIS CORNER AND STRAIGHT INTO THE PIZZA BOY! OH MY GOD! WIDOW’S WAIL! WIDOW’S WAIL! THE PIZZA BOY WITH A LEAPFROG! HE LEAPS OVER RYAN SAVAGE AS HE GOES HEAD FIRST INTO THE PADDED TURNBUCKLES! Ryan went for his finisher early, but it seems that he has paid a heavy price as he walks out, dazed and groggy from hitting his head on the turnbuckle!
Stew-O: The Pizza Boy barely managing to leap over that spear though, what agility! Ryan steps out from the turnbuckle, turns to meet his opponent….AND THE PIZZA BOY HOOKS HIS NECK! NO WAY! HE LEAPS FOR THE LAST SLICE! THE LAST SLICE CONNECTS ONTO RYAN SAVAGE! THE ASAI DDT SPIKES SAVAGE ON THE BACK OF HIS NECK, HIS FINISHER CONNECTS EARLY, WILL IT BE ENOUGH AS THE PIZZA BOY HOOKS HIS LEG?!
(DING! DING! DING!)
(“Epic” by Faith No More blasts throughout the arena as the fans stand up and cheer loudly for The Pizza Boy. He stands up with his hands raised, smiling and rejoicing over his win.)
Ring Announcer: HERE IS YOUR WINNER, AND ENTERING THE KING OF ELITE TOURNAMENT…….THEEEE PIZZAAAAA BOOOOYYYY!!!!!
Jake Mercer: HE HAS DONE IT! THE PIZZA BOY HAS QUALIFIED HIMSELF INTO THE KING OF ELITE TOURNAMENT, AND HAS ANOTHER CHANCE TO REDEEM HIMSELF AGAINST NICO BORG! Truly an impressive victory from the Pizza Boy tonight, taking advantage of a reckless Ryan Savage and hitting that Last Slice, capitalizing on it!
Stew-O: Indeed, smart move by The Pizza Boy, and it seems that tonight just wasn’t the night for Ryan Savage. He had an opportunity, but took a risk that left him crashing and burning. But rejoice, however, because The Pizza Boy finally has another shot at redemption!
(The Pizza Boy stands up on his feet with a bit of a smirk on his face that quickly dies down into determination as he looks towards the stage, exiting the ring and turning his gaze towards the fans, as he celebrates a bit with his victory.)
(After Chris Elite captured the upset of the century in defeating Mr. DEDEDE at Road to Redemption, he has been gifted with the opportunity to challenge EAW World Heavyweight Champion Jamie O’Hara with the title on the line on November 25th! Not only that, but it happens in an Electric Dog Collar Match! Tune in on the EAW Network to watch the most electrifying FPV event of all time when Voltage presents Shock Value!)
(The EAW Answers World Championship graphic is displayed on the screen before the match itself is shown on the titantron. Following this, a video package plays to showcase the rise of Nico Borg as the EAW Answers World Champion, the path that was taken by Scott Diamond to reach the point where he was decreed the number one contender, and the staredown from last week that was shared between the two. After the package is finished, the camera fades back to the ring with the ring announcer standing in its center.)
Ring Announcer: The following contest IS YOUR MAIN EVENT OF THE EVENING… AND IS FOR THE EAW ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP!!!
(“Reminder” by Jay-Z starts to blasts from the speakers to fill The Philips Arena to where it signals the arrival of Scott Diamond to where he marches out onto the stage with a confident gaze on his face. He roars in pride to the fans with his arms outstretched when he starts to walk down the ramp to enter the ring.)
Ring Announcer: Introducing first, the challenger… he is from Long Island, New York… weighing in at 265 pounds… “Braveheart” SCCOOOTTTTTTTTT DIIAAAMMMOOONNNNDDDDD!!!
Stew-O: A confident Scott Diamond makes his way to the ring tonight as he has gained a phenomenal opportunity to be the first man on the Dynasty roster to not only humble the champion here tonight with his first loss in quite some time, but to reclaim what he feels belongs to him in the EAW Answers World Championship!
Jake Mercer: We know that he wants to reach the prestige that he was once known for, reach that stage and become a two-time EAW Answers World Champion, but it all depends on what he can bring here tonight against the champion that this entire show given his namesake! Is it possible that we could have a new champion here tonight? Yes. Do I think that Scott Diamond will actually be the one to end the reign of Invictus? That’s the question we’re all asking ourselves!
(“You Want It Darker” by Leonard Cohen echoes throughout the entire Philips Arena with the crowd turning into a scene of disgust when they see Nico Borg walking out towards the stage with the EAW Answers World Championship on his shoulder. He is followed by Sebastian Monroe as he starts to scream onto the fans to show their reverence to him before they both start to join their opponent in the ring.)
Ring Announcer: Introducing his opponent, he is from Valetta, Malta… he weighs in at 196 pounds… he is the REIGNING AND DEFENDING EAW ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPION… THE INVICTUS CHAMPION… NIICCCOOOOO BOORRRGGGGG!!!
Jake Mercer: THE INVICTUS CHAMPION, THE UNCONQUERABLE ONE, HAS ARRIVED TO THE SUPERSHOW OF HIS NAMESAKE TO DEFEND HIS TITLE OF BEING INVICTUS! Nico Borg has ran roughshod around most of the Dynasty roster! He has defeated the former EAW Answers World Champion, the EAW Hardcore Champion, multiple EAW Hall of Famers, and all for the right to be known as Invictus!
Stew-O: The most surprising thing about it is that none of these matches have actually been as controversial as his cash-in! He’s been definitive in the way that he has put his opponents away and tonight, we could see another victim be created! I know these fans aren’t on his side because of the proud way he likes to let everyone know about being Invictus, but there’s a lot of merit behind him in that title!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
Stew-O: This main event has been called to start as the EAW Answers World Championship IS ON THE LINE! The champion in Nico Borg staring directly over towards the challenger in Scott Diamond with a smirk of confidence, maybe even arrogance, while Scott has a stoic glare of determination when met with Nico! Both men are ready for the fight as you can hear the screams from Sebastian Monroe to not let him down in this defense WHILE THEY CHARGE AT ONE ANOTHER FOR THE GRAPPLE! SCOTT STRIKES WITH THE FIRST BLOW AS HE DRIVES HIS KNEE STRAIGHT INTO THE STOMACH OF NICO! HE THROWS ANOTHER AND A THIRD BEFORE TOSSING NICO INTO THE ROPES WITH A STRONG WHIP! Nico runs across the ring to rebound off the ropes to return WITH A HUGE KICK TO THE FACE ON SCOTT AS HE WAS HOPING TO THROW THE CHAMPION UP IN THE AIR! The challenger is stunned from this kick to the face WHEN NICO LEAPS IN THE AIR TO DELIVER A BEAUTIFUL DROPKICK RIGHT INTO HIS FACE! SCOTT COLLAPSES ONTO THE CANVAS AND STARTS TO ROLL HIS WAY OVER NEAR THE ROPES WITH NICO JUMPING UP TO HIS FEET WITH PRIDE! Sebastian Monroe sits on the sidelines to cheer him on with Nico relishing this moment while Scott starts to drag his way up to his feet with the use of the ropes! WAIT! NICO SPRINTS IN AND HITS SCOTT ACROSS THE NECK WITH A RUNNING LARIAT TO SEND THE CHALLENGER UP AND OVER THE TOP ROPE ONTO THE FLOOR! THE EAW ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPION IS ON FIRE RIGHT NOW!
Jake Mercer: This is the challenge that has been set before Scott Diamond with Nico Borg just taking this moment to mock the crowd that has turned against him! Nico is another force entirely on this roster and when you’re up against him, he just delivers in a way that you can’t handle! Scott is able to make his way back to his feet to answer this challenge as he starts to climb his way onto the ring apron BUT NICO CATCHES THIS IN THE CORNER OF HIS EYE AND SPRINTS IN TO DROP HIM BACK TO THE FLOOR WITH A RUNNING EUROPEAN UPPERCUT TO HIS JAW! NICO JUST WILL NOT LET UP AGAINST HIS CHALLENGER AS HE EXITS TO THE OPPOSITE SIDE OF THE RING TO GET A RUNNING START WHILE SCOTT STARTS TO STAND TO HIS FEET! DISCUS LARI– NO! SCOTT THROWS NICO UP IN THE AIR FOR THE POP-UP POWERBOMB! WHAT? NICO LANDS ON THE RING APRON AND TURNS HIS ATTENTION BACK TOWARDS SCOTT AS HE’S DOWN ON THE RING FLOOR! Scott turns around to find his opponent TO WHERE HE’S MET WITH AN APRON PENALTY KICK RIGHT ACROSS THE FACE FROM THE CHAMPION! THE REFEREE STARTS HIS COUNT!
Referee: ONE!… TWO!… THREE!…
Stew-O: Scott collapses onto the floor and starts to crawl his way over towards the barricade when Nico drops down to the floor and notices this! Nico sprints with a full head of steam towards Scott AS HE NAILS HIM WITH A RUNNING DROPKICK RIGHT INTO HIS CHEST AS SCOTT NEARLY COLLAPSES FROM THE FORCE OF THAT KICK!
Referee: FOUR!… FIVE!… SIX!…
Jake Mercer: NICO BORG IS SHOWING JUST WHY HE’S THE EAW ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPION RIGHT HERE, STEW! Scott Diamond is about to collapse onto the floor again only for Nico to catch him THROWING HIM BACK INTO THE RING TO STOP THE COUNT WHILE HE STARTS TO CLIMB HIS WAY ONTO THE TOP ROPE! He makes the climb up there as Sebastian Monroe is in awe at the way he has kept in control of this fight WITH NICO LOOKING TO BE DIVING OFF OF THE TOP ROPE FOR THE LEAP OF FAITH! NO! SCOTT ROLLS OUT OF THE WAY TO AVOID THE FROG SPLASH WITH NICO ROLLING THROUGH TO GET RIGHT BACK ON HIS FEET! Nico turns around to try and keep the pressure on his challenger BUT HAS HIS BELL RUNG WITH A DISCUS HEEL KICK RIGHT IN HIS FACE! SCOTT MAY HAVE JUST COMPLETELY TURNED THE TIDE OF THIS MATCH WITH ONE KICK RIGHT THERE!
Stew-O: For most instances, one kick is all he needs to make the difference between walking out of the ring a champion or in bitter defeat! Scott Diamond paces himself over towards the champion to where he drags him to his feet SMACKING HIM IN THE FACE AS HE’S NOT TO HAPPY WITH THE DISRESPECT THAT HE’S BEEN SHOWN BEFORE HE HOOKS HIM BY THE NECK TO LIFT HIM UP HIGH IN THE AIR! WHAT IMMENSE STRENGTH BEING SHOWN RIGHT HERE AS HE JUST DANGLES HIM UP THERE BEFORE DROPPING HIM BACK WITH THE VERTICAL SUPLEX! NICO ARCHES HIS BACK WHILE HE HOWLS IN PAIN WITH SCOTT STANDING UP TO HIS FEET WITH HIS HAND HOLDING THE CHAMPION’S HEAD! Scott pulls the champion up to his feet RIGHT BEFORE TOSSING HIM INTO THE TURNBUCKLE AND SPRINTING IN FOR THE RUNNING CORNER LARIAT! HE NAILS IT ALL TO WHERE NICO STARTS TO STUMBLE OUT OF THE CORNER WITH SCOTT THROWING HIM UP ON HIS SHOULDERS! He turns his way over towards the center of the ring to where he runs forward DROPPING HIM ON HIS SPINE WITH THE RUNNING POWERSLAM! SCOTT HOOKS NICO BY THE LEG AS HE HOPES THIS WILL BE ENOUGH TO PUT HIS OPPONENT AWAY!
Jake Mercer: ONLY A ONE-COUNT! IT WILL TAKE MORE THAN SOMETHING LIKE THAT TO DETHRONE THE INVICTUS CHAMPION! Scott Diamond stands up to his feet and starts to stomp away at the head of Nico Borg before throwing him up on his shoulders! Scott follows this by grabbing under the arms of Nico TO WHERE HE LOOKS TO BE GOING FOR COLD HARD JUSTICE! WHAT’S THIS? NICO WRAPS HIS LEGS AROUND THE WAIST OF SCOTT BEFORE HE ROLLS FORWARD WITH THE SUNSET FLIP POWERBOMB! THE ENTIRE ARENA IS SHOCKED AT THE WAY THE CHAMPION USED HIS AGILITY TO BE ABLE TO DO SUCH A THING WITH NICO HOLDS HIS LEGS IN FOR THE PIN ATTEMPT RIGHT HERE AND NOW! WILL NICO BE ABLE TO RETAIN IN SUCH A FASHION?
Referee: ONNNEEE!!!… TWWWOOO!!!…
Stew-O: SCOTT DIAMOND JUST BARELY IS ABLE TO KICK OUT OF THE PIN ATTEMPT RIGHT THERE WITH NICO BORG ABLE TO SAVE HIMSELF FROM THE SHEER DROP OF COLD HARD JUSTICE! Both men start to pick themselves back up to their feet when Nico spins for the discus lariat ONLY TO BE STRUCK WITH A STIFF ELBOW STRIKE TO THE JAW FROM SCOTT! Nico stumbles back into the corner to where Scott sprints in LOOKING FOR A RUNNING SHOULDER THRUST RIGHT INTO HIS ABDOMEN! NICO LEAPS OVER SCOTT TO WHERE THE CHALLENGER RAMS HIS SHOULDER RIGHT INTO THE TURNBUCKLE POST! Scott starts to pull himself out of the turnbuckle post to where he’s leaning on it MET WITH ANOTHER RUNNING CORNER DROPKICK FROM NICO! NICO THROWS HIM DOWN ONTO THE FLOOR TO WHERE HE STARTS TO CLIMB HIS WAY UP TO THE TOP OF THE TURNBUCKLE ONCE AGAIN! Sebastian Monroe looks a bit worried about the precarious position that he has been placed in before from going up there BUT NICO IS DETERMINED TO TAKE THIS PATH AS HE JUMPS OFF THE TURNBUCKLE FOR THE LEAP OF FAITH! HE HITS IT ALL THIS TIME AS HE LANDS RIGHT ON THE CHEST OF SCOTT FOR THE FROG SPLASH! NICO HOOKS SCOTT BY THE LEG AS HE HOPES THAT THIS WILL BE ABLE TO PUT HIS CHALLENGER AWAY AND RETAIN HIS EAW ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP!
Referee: ONNNEEE!!!… TWWWOOO!!
Jake Mercer: IT’S NOT ENOUGH! SCOTT DIAMOND WAS ABLE TO THROW HIS SHOULDER OFF OF THE CANVAS TO WHERE NICO BORG WASN’T ABLE TO PUT HIM AWAY! Nico stands on his feet and starts to signal for the end of this match as he stands up to his feet while he pulls Scott up HOOKING HIM BETWEEN HIS LEGS! HE’S GOING TO PUT HIS CHALLENGER AWAY WITH THE LAST RITES! NO! SCOTT LIFTS NICO UP TO THROW HIM OFF TO STOP HIM FROM GETTING HIM IN THE POWERBOMB LUNGBLOWER… BUT NICO LANDS RIGHT ON HIS FEET! Both men turn to meet one another WITH SCOTT RUSHES IN FOR THE LARIAT ONLY FOR NICO TO DUCK UNDER IT AND LEAP ONTO THE MIDDLE ROPE FOR A SPRINGBOARD ENZIGURI INTO HIS OPPONENT! WHAT? SCOTT CATCHES HIM IN MID-AIR BY THE NECK AND DROPS HIM ON HIS KNEE WITH THE URANAGE BACKBREAKER! NICO STARTS TO SCREAM IN AGONY FROM THIS BRUTAL MOVE, BUT SCOTT BRINGS HIM RIGHT BACK UP BY THE NECK TO LIFT HIM UP AND DROP HIM ON HIS SPINE WITH A SECOND URANAGE BACKBREAKER! SCOTT IS JUST PUNISHING THE EAW ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPION HERE TONIGHT AS HE CONTINUES THIS ASSAULT ONTO THE CHAMPION BY LIFTING HIM BACK TO HIS FEET TO DROP HIM WITH A THIRD AND FINAL URANAGE BACKBREAKER ONTO HIS KNEE! NICO COLLAPSES DOWN ONTO THE CANVAS AS SCOTT DROPS OVER HIM TO HOOK HIS LEG IN FOR THE PIN TO POTENTIALLY BE CROWNED THE NEW CHAMPION!
Referee: ONNNEEE!!!… TWWWOOO!!!…
Stew-O: NO! NICO BORG FIGHTS ON TO WHERE HE THROWS HIS SHOULDER OFF OF THE CANVAS FOR THE KICKOUT TO WHERE SCOTT DIAMOND IS LEFT TO CONTINUE THE FIGHT! Scott grabs Nico by the arm and wraps it around his leg before grabbing him by his neck REARING BACK WITH HIM FOR THE LIFE SENTENCE! OMOPLATA SHOULDER LOCK CROSSFACE APPLIED TO WHERE WE SEE NICO SCREAMING IN PAIN AS SCOTT JUST PULLS ON THE SUBMISSION IN AN ATTEMPT TO FORCE HIM TO TAP! SCOTT HAS IT APPLIED TIGHT WHILE MONROE STARTS TO CLAMOR FOR HIM TO GET OUT OF THIS SUBMISSION! Nico does what he can to push his way towards the bottom rope, seeing this as his only salvation from submitting to The Life Sentence, with his arm stretched out as he does! He pushes and crawls as if he were through the trenches of war EXTENDING HIS ARM OUT AS HE REMAINS ONLY FINGERTIPS AWAY FROM ACHIEVING A ROPE BREAK! SCOTT DIAMOND ROLLS THROUGH WITH NICO BORG AND LOCKS THE LIFE SENTENCE RIGHT BACK IN FOR HIM TO TORTURE THE CHAMPION’S BODY WITH! You can see the hand of the champion start to falter AS HE COULD BE ON THE BRINK FROM TAPPING OUT FROM THE SUBMISSION RIGHT HERE BEFORE OUR VERY EYES! HE… HE… HE… HE ROLLS THROUGH WITH SCOTT DIAMOND TO FORCE HIM ON HIS SHOULDERS TO GO FOR THE PIN ATTEMPT WHILE REMAINING IN THE SUBMISSION!
Referee: ONNNEEE!!!… TWWWOOO!!!…
Jake Mercer: HE HAS NO CHOICE! SCOTT DIAMOND HAS TO RELEASE THE LIFE SENTENCE IN ORDER TO KEEP HIMSELF IN THE FIGHT AND AVOID BEING PINNED! Nico starts to crawl himself away from his opponent to try and pick himself back up to his feet, coughing and breathing heavily after what he has endured, to where he finally stands to turn RIGHT INTO THE POINT BLANK BICYCLE KICK! NICO DUCKS UNDER HIS LEG AND THROWS HIM UP ON HIS SHOULDERS AS HE WALKS TOWARDS THE CENTER OF THE RING! MALTESE CROSS! THE OVER-THE-SHOULDER BACK-TO-BELLY PILEDRIVER DROPS SCOTT RIGHT DOWN ONTO HIS SPINE BEFORE HE ROLLS HIM ONTO HIS STOMACH TO GRAB HIM BY THE LEG! He drives his knee down onto the canvas with brute force before lifting his over onto his neck BENDING IT AS HE LOCKS HIM INTO THE CRUCIBLE! THE STRETCH MUFFLER HAS BEEN APPLIED AS HE STARTS TO BEND THE KNEE OF HIS OPPONENT! THIS IS A SMART MOVE BECAUSE NOT ONLY COULD THIS RESULT IN HIM GETTING THE SUBMISSION VICTORY OVER ON HIS OPPONENT, BUT IT WILL WEAKEN THE BLOW OF THE POINT BLANK BICYCLE KICK IF HE WAS TO BE STRUCK BY IT!
Stew-O: The cerebral style of Nico Borg being used in full effect right here AS HE JUST CONTINUES TO BEND THE KNEE OF SCOTT DIAMOND WHILE STOMPING AWAY AT HIS HEAD! Through all the stomps that is being inflicted upon him, Scott still shows some fight CRAWLING HIS WAY OVER TOWARDS THE BOTTOM ROPE TO WHERE HE CAN BE ABLE TO GET A ROPE BREAK TO PREVENT HIM FAILING TO BE CROWNED THE EAW ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPION! NICO IS BEING RELENTLESS IN THESE STOMPS WHILE HE BENDS DOWN ON THE LEG WITH EVERYTHING HE HAS! THE CHALLENGER HIMSELF STARTS TO FALTER WITH HIS HAND IN THE AIR AS HE… HE… HE’S ABLE TO LATCH HIS HAND ONTO THE BOTTOM ROPE! THE REFEREE CALLS FOR NICO TO RELEASE THE HOLD TO WHERE HE DOESN’T ACKNOWLEDGE HIM AND CONTINUES TO STRETCH HIS LEG! THE REFEREE STARTS HIS COUNT TO DISQUALIFY HIM BEFORE THE CHAMPION FINALLY RELEASES HIM FROM THE SUBMISSION! Scott rolls out of the ring and onto the floor as he holds his knee to where Nico and the referee are arguing about him not releasing the submission when he was told to do so! Scott starts to pick himself back up to his feet as he shakes his leg to ease the pain of The Crucible WHEN WE SEE NICO FLY OUT OF NOWHERE THROUGH THE MIDDLE ROPE WITH THE SUICIDE DIVE TO SEND HIS OPPONENT STRAIGHT INTO THE BARRICADE!
Jake Mercer: I CAN’T BELIEVE WHAT I’M SEEING! YOU DON’T USUALLY SEE NICO BORG DO SOMETHING LIKE THIS IN A MATCH AND IT HAS TO MEAN THAT HE’S PLANNING TO GO ALL OUT FOR THIS MATCH! Nico shoots to his feet and grabs Scott Diamond THROWING HIM BACK INTO THE RING AS HE STARTS TO TAUNT TO THE FANS IN ATTENDANCE TO SPITE THEM! He rolls back into the ring and continues to mock them as Sebastian Monroe just cheers him on before he turns around RIGHT INTO THE POINT BLANK BICYCLE KICK FROM SCOTT DIAMOND! HE LANDED IT ALL RIGHT INTO THE FACE OF NICO BORG, BUT STUMBLES AND LIMPS ON THE LEG AS HE USED THE HURT LEG FROM THE CRUCIBLE EARLIER TO DO THAT, BUT THIS COULD BE THE MOMENT WHERE HE COULD BE NAMED THE NEW EAW ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPION! SCOTT DROPS ONTO NICO TO HOOK HIS LEG IN FOR THE PIN! COULD HE BECOME A TWO-TIME WORLD CHAMPION HERE TONIGHT?
Referee: ONNNEEE!!!… TWWWOOO!!!… THHHRRREEE!
Stew-O: WHAT? NICO BORG HAS JUST KICKED OUT OF THE POINT BLANK BICYCLE KICK! SCOTT DIAMOND IS STUNNED AND LEFT IN SHOCK, MUCH LIKE THIS CROWD, AS HE ASSUMED THAT THIS MATCH WOULD BE OVER THAT ONE KICK! Scott jumps onto Nico and starts to tee away at his skull with a flurry of elbow strikes before finally jumping up to his feet and walking over to the ropes SEETHING IN FURY! YOU CAN SEE THE RAGE BUILDING ON THE FACE OF SCOTT AS HE WAS DEAD SET ON THAT BEING THE END OF THIS MATCH TO MAKE HIM A TWO-TIME WORLD CHAMPION! Scott finally starts to get an idea of what he needs to do as he turns himself around MET WITH A BIG BOOT FROM NICO BEFORE HE SPINS AROUND TO DROP HIM WITH A DISCUS LARIAT! THE CHAMPION HAS HIT ANOTHER DOSE OF ADRENALINE AS HE STANDS ON HIS FEET, WATCHING THE CHALLENGER RISE UP TO HIS, ONLY FOR HIM TO GRAB HIM BY THE HEAD AND HOOK HIM BETWEEN HIS LEGS! NICO HAS HIM RIGHT WHERE HE WANTS HIM TO WHERE HE THROWS HIM UP ON HIS SHOULDERS FOR THE LAST RITES! POWERBOMB LUNGBLOWER! NICO HAS DROPPED SCOTT WITH RIGHT ONTO HIS KNEES WITH THE POWERBOMB LUNGBLOWER WHEN HE ROLLS HIM ONTO HIS SHOULDERS TO HOOK HIS LEG IN FOR THE PIN!
Referee: ONNNEEE!!!… TWWWOOO!!!… THHHRRREEE!!
Jake Mercer: NO WAY! THERE’S ABSOLUTELY NO WAY! SCOTT DIAMOND HAS JUST KICKED OUT OF THE LAST RITES AND THE ENTIRE ARENA IS STUNNED! NICO BORG, SEBASTIAN MONROE, EVERYONE IS LEFT IN SHOCK AS I DON’T BELIEVE THERE IS A SINGLE MAN THAT HAS KICKED OUT OF THAT MOVE! Sebastian Monroe is screaming at him to wonder what’s wrong with The Invictus Champion to where he simply shakes his head and drags him up to his feet to attempt it again ONLY FOR SCOTT TO THROW HIS HANDS OFF TO STRIKE WITH A HARD JAB TO JAW! NICO IS STUNNED TO WHERE IT GIVES SCOTT ENOUGH TIME TO THROW HIM UP ON HIS SHOULDERS TO TURN HIM TOWARDS THE TURNBUCKLE! SCOTT SPRINTS FORWARD TOWARDS IT BEFORE HE THROWS HIM RIGHT INTO THE TURNBUCKLE WITH THE TURNBUCKLE POWERBOMB! NICO LANDS RIGHT ON HIS SPINE TO WHERE WE SEE SCOTT SPRINT INTO THE ROPES WHILE THE CHAMPION STUMBLES OUT OF THE CORNER! Scott has gained a good amount of speed to while Nico is dazed GIVING HIM THE PERFECT OPPORTUNITY TO STRIKE WITH A SECOND POINT BLANK BICYCLE KICK!
Stew-O: JUMPING KNEE STRIKE! THE KNEE STRIKE FROM NICO BORG JUST SAVED HIM FROM WHAT COULD HAVE BEEN A MASSIVE END TO HIS REIGN AS INVICTUS TO WHERE SCOTT IS FORCED TO STUMBLE AND TURN HIS BACK TO THE CHAMPION FROM IT! This is the perfect moment for the champion WITH NICO BORG DUCKING UNDER HIS LEGS AND LIFTING HIM UP ON HIS SHOULDERS! NICO GRASPS ONTO THE HANDS OF SCOTT TO PREVENT ANY REAL ATTACKS TO STOP THIS TO WHERE SCOTT REALIZES WHAT’S HAPPENING! MILVIAN BRIDGE! THE STRAIGHT JACKET ELECTRIC CHAIR DROPS SCOTT RIGHT INTO THE CANVAS TO WHERE NICO BRIDGES IT INTO A PIN! THIS HAS TO BE ALL AS I HAVE NEVER SEEN ANYONE BE ABLE TO KICK OUT OF THE MILVIAN BRIDGE, BUT WE WILL SEE RIGHT HERE IF IT WILL HAPPEN AS THE REFEREE MAKES THE COUNT!
Referee: ONNNEEE!!!… TWWWOOO!!!… THHHRRREEE!!!
(Ding! Ding! Ding!)
(“You Want It Darker” by Leonard Cohen plays in the background as Nico Borg stands on his feet, looking down at Scott Diamond with a grin on his face, as the referee delivers the EAW Answers World Championship to him.)
Ring Announcer: Here is your winner… AND STTTTIIIILLLLLLLLLL THE EAW ANSWERS WORLD CHAMPION… NIICCCOOOOO BOORRRGGGGG!!!
Jake Mercer: NICO BORG HAS SUCCEEDED IN PROVING THAT HE’S THE UNDISPUTED CHAMPION OF DYNASTY, THE INVICTUS OF THIS BRAND, AND THERE IS NO MAN WORTHY TO CHALLENGE HIS IMPECCABLE TALENT IN THAT RING! GLORY TO INVICTUS! GLORY TO NICO BORG!
Stew-O: This match was fantastic and Nico Borg was able to come out with the victory, but look at how close it was! Look at how Scott Diamond was inches away to realizing his dream of being world champion for the second time in his career! He may be heartbroken in the fact that he was defeated tonight, but the challenge of Invictus was just too much for even him to conquer!
Jake Mercer: Speaking of Invictus, this is all the time we have for you tonight! I’m Jake Mercer and we leave Invictus with the namesake standing tall AS YOUR EAW ANSWERS WO– LOOK OUT! NICO BORG HAS JUST BEEN LAID OUT WITH A MASSIVE SUPERKICK TO THE JAW WITH SEBASTIAN MONROE LEAVING THE RING BEFORE HE COULD EVEN JOIN IN THE CELEBRATION! WHO IS– IT’S THE HEART BREAK BOY! HBB HAS JUST LAID NICO BORG OUT WITH THE GOLDPRINT! WHAT ON EARTH IS THIS, STEW?
Stew-O: Vengeance, Jake. The Heart Break Boy hasn’t been pleased that The Pizza Boy has been denied his rightful rematch for the EAW Answers World Championship, but this is a bit too much even for him! HBB walks over towards the fallen champion to where he bends over… picking up the EAW Answers World Championship and dangles it in his face.
The Heart Break Boy: God didn’t choose you to hold this, but I’ll introduce you to God’s Chosen Son real soon to make sure that this championship goes to its rightful owner.
(Instead of having the closing remarks of the commentators, The Heart Break Boy stands up and holds the EAW Answers World Championship high in the air with Nico Borg lying down on the canvas out cold, as the camera fades to black… )