Bobby Cairo Segment
Television Title Match: Machine vs Anastasia Petrova
Fort Knox Segment
Chad Evans Segment
Big Time Jerks Segment
Chad Evans/Jimmy Dean vs The Big Time Jerks
Awesome Man Segment
Hector Rodriguez Segment
United States Title Contendership Battle Royal: Tank Reaper vs Doc Henry vs Ryan Daniels vs D-Day vs Hector Rodriguez
Steve Carr Segment
Ace Slaughter vs Kevin Hardaway
Tank Reaper Segment
Davey Ortega/Greenfever vs Madd Dogg/Creeping Death
Jay Price Segment
World Title Contendership Battle Royal: Mikami vs Johnny Reb vs Rick Mad vs Dake Ken vs Brad Kane vs Slickie T
Kids by MGMT once again plays over the loudspeakers as thunderous pyro explodes and WCF Slam comes onto the air! We go to Zach Davis and Shannan Lerch.
Zach Davis: Zach Davis here, accompanied by Shannan Lerch. We're live from the Providence Civic Center in Providence, Rhode Island!
Shannan Lerch: And Zach, Bobby Cairo is after your job, so this may be the last Slam you ever announce!
Zach Davis: Erm.. shut up, Shannan. Anyway, we're coming off a HUGE show on January 4th. Seriously. It was like twice as long as usual. Cable providers were not happy.
Shannan Lerch: And we have another huge show tonight! Our main event is basically an I Hate Torture Battle Royal.
Zach Davis: Indeed, many of Torture's enemies from the past year are fighting for the right to make it into the Ten main event for a chance at the gold. Dake Ken is making an appearance in this match, as well as Johnny Reb, Mikami, Rick Mad, Slickie T.. and one of WCF's commissioners, Brad Kane.
Shannan Lerch: I feel bad for poor Brad Kane. He was attacked by two guys last week!
Zach Davis: Be that as it may, he has the chance to earn a shot at the Title, so that is definitely a plus for him. However, his competitors are tough, tough men. Defeating the likes of Slickie T and Johnny Reb won't be easy.
Shannan Lerch: Also, you mentioned Mikami. Well, Mikami made an open challenge last week... and STEVE CARR, of all people!, answered it. Somehow he found a way back onto the WCF stage, and hopefully tonight we'll learn how.
Shannan Lerch: Speaking of the Ten main event.. it started out as Logan versus Torture, but then of course Creeping Death snuck his sneaky ass into it.
Zach Davis: Indeed he did. And also, we were speaking of people that returned to attack Brad Kane... one being Davey Ortega. Tonight, Ortega is teaming up with Greenfever to take on Creeping Death and.. get this.. Madd Dogg.
Shannan Lerch: This is intriguing. I'm going to assume Ortega and Greenfever will be able to work together, at least somewhat. But Dogg and CD? Their hatred for each other isn't any kind of secret. I don't know. I hope Dogg mauls him.
Zach Davis: We have a huge match between Ace Slaughter, the United States Champion, and Kevin Hardaway, the former Champ. This one is Non-Title.. do you think Brad Kane is behind that decision?
Shannan Lerch: It could've been Davey Ortega. Who knows.
Zach Davis: What we DO know is that Kevin Hardaway challenged Brad Kane to a match at Till Death Do Us Part, which is next month, and Kane hasn't answered. Probably because he was being attacked backstage or something, the way everyone is all over this guy. Geez.
Shannan Lerch: We have a second battle royal, this one for a US Title match against Slaughter at Ten. Tank, Doc Henry, Ryan Daniels, D-Day, and Hector Rodriguez will all compete.
Zach Davis: I don't believe Hector turned on Carlos Estrada last week. I think Hector let his anger get the best of him and did something he regrets.. we'll see how he reacts to that.
Shannan Lerch: Chad Evans is another man who returned. I'm not sure if he was attacking Kane or helping Dean, but either way he came to Dean's aid and now they're teaming up. They're up against the Big Time Jerks, whom we learned last week, have the power to get a Tag Team Titles shot whenever they want.
Zach Davis: And in our opener, we'll have a Television Title match, Anastasia Petrova up against one of WCF's newest stars, Machine. Let's go!
Bobby Cairo Segment
The camera zooms backstage to a shot of Seth Lerch’s sparsely decorated office, another temporary workspace at another arena during WCF’s nonstop nationwide tour. Seth himself is nervously pacing back and forth next to his solid oak desk. That desk is an impressive piece of furniture along with the leather swivel office chairs that surround it, but none of these luxurious items offers Seth comfort as he anxiously waits for someone or something. Seth stops pacing long enough to check the time on his watch. He lets out a sigh and then returns to his pacing.
Seth Lerch: Where the hell is he? I told him not to be late. Seth Lerch will not be made an ass of dammit! Not tonight anyway! Tonight is different!
Suddenly the anxiety-ridden WCF owner feels a tap on his shoulder. He nearly dies from shock. Seth turns around and sees the ever-elusive Bobby Cairo standing there, smiling at him. Standing next to Cairo is his girlfriend Emily Hotchkiss, the charming and beautiful young woman who arranged this meeting with Seth.
Seth Lerch: Cairo!
Seth wipes the sweat from his forehead with his sleeve.
Seth Lerch: You’re here! Damn it’s good to see you, man.
Seth exhales in a sigh of relief as he extends his sweaty hand for Cairo to shake.
Bobby Cairo: Of course I’m here, Seth. Did you think I would miss a meeting with the owner of WCF? Pfft. Now what’s with the handshake bullshit? Hug me like a man!
Cairo picks up Seth in a big bear hug and squeezes him tight. Seth struggles to breathe as Cairo damn near squeezes the life out of him.
Seth Lerch: Bobby... Bobby... you’re... killing... me.
Cairo realizes that he’s hurting Seth and immediately releases the hug. Seth stumbles backwards and nearly falls down before steadying himself. Seth holds his chest with his hand as he catches his breath.
Seth Lerch: Goddamn, I see that you haven’t lost your strength.
Cairo and Emily smile proudly. Emily rubs Cairo’s back and hugs him. Cairo wraps his arm around Emily.
Bobby Cairo: No, sir. In fact I’m in the best shape of my life. I’ve been working out like a Navy SEAL at Ultra Nova Dojo in New York. Did I ever tell you that I built that place by hand?
Seth Lerch: Yes, you told me about Ultra Nova the last time we spoke. It sounds like an impressive facility. Thinking back that was almost two years ago.
Cairo sighs and shakes his head.
Bobby Cairo: It’s been too long, Sethy.
Cairo gives Seth a good looking over, studying him like a sniper scoping his target through the crosshairs. Cairo is not impressed by what he sees.
Bobby Cairo: You know, you look a little bit worse for wear, Seth. Have you been hitting the bottle again?
Seth groans and exhales deeply.
Seth Lerch: It’s the damn stress. I guess it comes with the job. Plus yeah, the booze. I have to find some way to cope with the stress.
Bobby and Emily look at each other and shake their heads before casting sympathetic stares toward Seth.
Bobby Cairo: That’s a shame, Seth. I’m sorry to hear that. I thought WCF was doing record business?
Seth flips his hands into the air and twists his body in frustration.
Seth Lerch: Business is great but it’s the little things that are eating away at me, the relationships with people. That’s why I was so elated when Emily told me that you wanted to return to WCF.
Seth sets his eyes upon Emily and Cairo, noting the couple’s dapper appearance.
Seth Lerch: You look like you’ve been living it up, Bobby. I’m surprised that you even want to come back. You look like a million bucks.
Cairo looks especially suave this evening in his brown suede suit and Italian leather loafers, with Malaysian walking stick in hand. Emily looks even better than Cairo. Her brunette locks are tasseled in curls down the back of her strapless black gown. Her ruby earrings compliment her ruby red lips, as well as the red belt that’s tied around her waist, the red hand bag that she holds in hand, the red high heels on her feet and of course her red polished nails and toes.
Bobby Cairo: Thank you, Seth. We wanted to look our best since this is such an important meeting. To amend my earlier comment: you’re not looking too bad, not like you’re diseased or anything. Do you mind if we sit down?
Seth Lerch: Sit, sit, we have much to discuss.
Seth takes a seat in his cushy leather chair behind his desk, as Cairo and Emily take their seats in similarly decadent leather chairs in front of the desk.
Seth Lerch: Would either of you like anything to drink?
Bobby Cairo: No, thank you. I’m feeling quite refreshed. How about you, dear?
Emily Hotchkiss: Do you have Crystal Light?
Seth holds down the intercom button on his desk.
Seth Lerch: Leanne, please get me a Crystal Light and a Bacardi and Coke.
The sweet, soft-spoken Leanne replies through the intercom.
Leanne: No problem, Mr. Lerch. It’s coming right up.
Seth looks at Cairo.
Seth Lerch: You’re from Connecticut, right Bobby? This is almost like home for you here in Rhode Island.
Bobby Cairo: Oh, not at all. I hate Rhode Island. It’s terribly dreary and boring, the antithesis of Connecticut.
Seth nods his head.
Seth Lerch: Right, right. Did you drive here or fly?
Bobby Cairo: We drove out here in my vintage 1974 Cadillac Eldorado. I call her Tina Machina. Would you like to see a picture of her?
Seth Lerch: You have a picture of your car?
Cairo stands up from his seat, reaches into his pants pocket and pulls out his wallet.
Bobby Cairo: Of course. Doesn’t every man?
Cairo reaches into his wallet and pulls out a small picture; he hands it to Seth. Seth looks at the picture, pouts his lips and nods his head, impressed by what he sees.
Seth Lerch: She’s a fine automobile, Bobby. You should be very proud.
Seth hands the photograph back to Cairo, who carefully tucks it into his wallet.
Bobby Cairo: Thank you, Seth. I tell you she handles the icy roads better than any of these modern cars. They don’t make ‘em like they used to.
Cairo stares into the distance, daydreaming about his car. Seth isn’t sure if Cairo is still with him; he waves his hand in front of Cairo’s face. Suddenly Cairo snaps back to reality.
Bobby Cairo: So how is your family doing these days, Seth?
Seth Lerch: They’re good, very good. Shannan is still doing the announcer thing. Speaking of which...
Cairo’s ears perk up and Emily’s eyes light up.
Seth Lerch: As I was discussing with the lovely Ms. Hotchkiss, I’ve been considering your proposal, Bobby. I’ve been thinking long and hard about the announce team here in WCF and I think you’re right. I think it’s time to shake things up.
Cairo and Emily are jubilant, smiling and holding hands as they sit on the edge of their seats.
Bobby Cairo: You’ve decided to fire Zach Davis and give me his job? That’s a wonderful decision, Seth. I commend you--
Seth shakes his head.
Seth Lerch: Not exactly.
Cairo furrows his brow, a puzzled expression upon his face. Emily too is taken aback.
Bobby Cairo: Whaa--
Seth holds up his hand.
Seth Lerch: Let me explain, Bobby. I can’t just fire Zach, and besides I haven’t even heard you call a match yet. I’m going to give you a tryout. You’re going to join Zach and Shannan for one match during tonight’s broadcast. It’s a good one, Kevin Hardaway versus Ace Slaughter. If you do a good job then I’ll hire you to join Zach and Shannan as part of a three-person announce team.
Cairo and Emily are elated, smiling ear to ear.
Bobby Cairo: Thank you, Seth. You will not regret this.
Seth Lerch: Hey don’t thank me, thank your girlfriend. She presented a very persuasive argument.
Bobby Cairo: Believe me I know how persuasive she can be. You see that broach on her chest?
Cairo points to the diamond broach that’s pinned to Emily’s dress.
Seth Lerch: Well I wasn’t exactly looking at the broach but, uh-- yes it looks very nice. A gift from you?
Bobby Cairo: A Christmas gift, in fact it’s a family heirloom handed down from my grandmother. That’s how much I care about this young lady.
Cairo and Emily draw near to each other, press their noses together and lock their lips and tongues into a kiss. Seth pretends to look away, but he’s watching them out of the corner of his eye. Suddenly there’s a knock at the door.
Seth Lerch: That must be Leanne with the drinks. Come in, Leanne!
Leanne walks into the room carrying a tray with two drinks, a glass filled with Bacardi and Coke and another glass filled with Crystal Light. Leanne is a real looker in her own right, a Maggie Gyllenhaal look-alike wearing a low-cut blouse, slit skirt, black nylon stockings and heels. Leanne places the tray of drinks onto Seth’s desk, while Cairo and Emily continue to kiss.
Seth Lerch: Thank you, Leanne. You’re excused.
Seth stares at Leanne’s plump tush, accentuated by her tight skirt, as she walks out of the room.
Seth Lerch: Emily...
Emily and Cairo are still kissing.
Seth Lerch: Emily! Your drink is here.
Emily and Cairo suddenly stop their kissing, and Emily laughs.
Emily Hotchkiss: Oh thank you.
Emily gracefully picks up the glass from the tray, lifts the glass to her lips and cocks her head back as she drinks. Seth and Cairo look on, marveling at Emily’s beauty.
Bobby Cairo: She’s beautiful, isn’t she?
Seth Lerch: Oh boy, you bet she is.
Cairo turns away from Emily and eyes Seth suspiciously. Seth peels his eyes away from Emily and notices Cairo staring at him
Seth Lerch: I, uh... I mean she’s a very pretty girl, but I would certainly never dream of making a move on her.
Cairo nods his head, still suspicious of his boss. Seth is feeling uncomfortable.
Seth Lerch: I have some paperwork to fill out, but it’s been great seeing you again, Bobby. Good luck with the match tonight!
Cairo stands up from his chair; he and Seth engage in a hearty handshake.
Bobby Cairo: Thank you for the opportunity, Seth. You know me, I’m a fighter and an entertainer and I’ll never let you down.
Cairo winks at Seth and Seth smiles back at him. Emily places her now empty glass onto the tray and shakes hands with Seth.
Emily Hotchkiss: Thank you, Seth. You’re a very wise man. Take care now.
Seth smiles and nods at Emily. Emily and Cairo wave at Seth before turning and walking away, then exiting the office. Seth picks up his Bacardi and Coke from the tray and drinks it down in one, quick gulp.
Seth Lerch: Ahh, good old Cairo... I’ve missed that son of a bitch!
Machine vs Anastasia Petrova
Shannan Lerch: We are about to have the Television Championship match....
Music begins to blare out of the Providence Civic Center, as the arena goes pitch black. Zack Davis starts to hide under the desk again.
Shannan Lerch: Oh, hell no. You're staying up here with me!
Zach Davis: Damn it, Shannan!! You know I hate the darkness.
Shannan Lerch: Deal with it.
Kyle Steel: Our first match is for the WCF Television Championship.
"Diary of Jane" by Breaking Benjamin begins to play.
If I had to
I would put myself right beside you
So let me ask
Would you like that?
Would you like that?
Blue smoke fills the arena. Blue lights, barely revealing anything, in the darkness, flicker on. A few dimmed white lights hit the stage.
Kyle Steel: From Parts Unknown and weight unknown...
Zach Davis: All we know about this individual... is that he is 6'8" and he likes fire!
And I don't mind
If you say this love is the last time
So now I'll ask
Do you like that?
Do you like that?
Kyle Steel: MA-A-A-CHI-I-INE!!!
The crowd boos!!
There, you see Machine, standing with his black and blue trench coat.
Something's getting in the way
Something's just about to break
I will try to find my place in the diary of Jane
So tell me how it should be
Machine stands at the top of the ramp. Machine finally starts his descend, down the ramp. Machine makes his way to the ring. Machine gets into the ring, he begins to taunt the crowd.
Try to find out what makes you tick
As I lie down
Sore and sick
Do you like that?
Do you like that?
Pyrotechnics sets off, as a circle of fire, srrounds the ring, momentarily.
theres a fine line between love and hate
and i dont mind
Just let me say that I like that
I like that
Na Rasputye by Kipelov begins to blare out of the speakers. The crowd leaps out of their seats.
Shannan Lerch: I can see who the crowd will be behind, tonight!!!
The lights are turning red.
Kyle Steel: And the Champion.... From St. Petersburg, Russia, weighing in at 215 pounds.... Anastasia Petrova!!!
Anastasia Petrova is prancing about the stage. The crowd cheers loudly. She goes to the ring and says hi to the fans and blows them kisses while shaking her booty!
Shannan Lerch: The two hook up and both are trying to gain an advantage.
Zach Davis: Machine pushes Anastasia into the corner and immediately, the referee gets in between and tries to seperate them.
Anastasia puts her hands up, to let the referee know she is backing up.
Anastasia falls back and lands on her backside.
Shannan Lerch: Machine pushes the TV champ, with a cheap shot. The referee was seperating them two. Machine had no right, putting his hands on her.
Anastasia charges Machine with anger. Machine just laughs and pushes her away.
Zach Davis: Look at this... Anastasia is putting out her hand.
Shannan Lerch: She is showing a sign of sportmanship. And look...
Zach Davis: Machine is putting out his hand.
Anastasia stomps on his right foot.
Shannan Lerch: Machine grabs his right foot.
Shannan Lerch: DDT by the champion. Quick pin attempt....
Zach Davis: Kickout, by the challenger. The challenger is trying to sit up...
Shannan Lerch: An elbow drop, then a knee drop.
Zach Davis: But, the challenger still his getting up. A swift kick to the hamstrings of the challenger.
That still doesn't stop Machine. The challenger kicks the champion, in her stomach and...
Zach Davis: The challenger returns the favor by nailing the champion with a DDT of his own. He picks up the champion and...
Shannan Lerch: Machine has just picked up Anastasia Petrova and ceremoniously dropped her on her face and midsection with a body press.
Machine drops an elbow, then a knee, and finally falls back with a fist.
Shannan Lerch: The champion looks hurt. Could we have ourselves a new Television champion?
Zach Davis: If things don't change for the champion, we might!!
Machine points to the corner.
Zach Davis: It looks like he has been dominating the champion.
Shannan Lerch: It looks like he is going for The Virus.
Zach Davis: The Machine walks over to the corner.
Machine doesn't see it, but the champion picks her head up and sees the challenger climbing the turnbuckles.
Shannan Lerch: The champion sees it and she is running to the corner.
With the Machine in a vunerable situation, Anastasia begins to punch on the head of the Machine.
Zach Davis: The Machine pushes off the champion...
Shannan Lerch: The champion falls down to the mat. The Machine positions himself and attempts the Virus.
Machine attempts his shooting star press move and.....
Zach Davis: The Champion moved!! The Champion moved!!!
Anastasia stands up and sees the fallen challenger. As Machine stands up, the champion positions herself and....
WHAM!!!! Anastasia Petrova hits the Rasputin! With the challenger down, the champion runs to the corner and she looks around, as she waves to the crowd.
Shannan Lerch: She flies off the corner and nails Machine with a flying elbow drop.
Zach Davis: What's this the challenger is standing up.
Anastasia kicks the Machine in the stomach and grabs his head....
Shannan Lerch: The Cold War! This match should be over!!!
The referee gets into position....
Shannan Lerch: That's it!!
Zach Davis: The champion has done it!!!
Kyle Steel: The winner of the match and sti-i-i-ll-ll WCF Television Champion.... ANASTA-A-AS-S-IA-A-A PE-E-ETRO-O-O-VA-A-A!!!
Zach Davis: There you go, folks. The television champion has retained her championship.
Fort Knox Segment
Seth Lerch is backstage in his office. He hears a knock on the door.
Seth Lerch: Come in.
One of WCF's newest stars, Fort Knox, walks into the room. Knox extends his hand, and Seth shakes it.
Seth Lerch: Ah, Fort Knox! Good to see you, hope you're enjoying yourself. Can't wait to see you in the ring next week.
Fort Knox: That is why I'm here to talk to you. I'm itching to go, and I'd love to get in the ring THIS week.
Seth Lerch: Wish I could help you with that, but Slam is already fully loaded. All the matches are booked.
Fort Knox: Really? Because a few of my friends were hoping to watch my match tonight with you. Ladies?
Several cheerleaders walk into the room. One of them is carrying a large briefcase.
Fort Knox: Open the briefcase.
One of the cheerleaders opens it, revealing huge wads of cash. Seth's eyes go wide.
Seth Lerch: You're saying.. these ladies want to hang out with me if you get into a match tonight?
Fort Knox: Correct.
Seth Lerch: You know.. after thinking about it.. there IS room on this card for you! Knox, you're now officially entered into the US Title Contendership Battle Royal! Congratulations.
Fort Knox smiles and shakes Seth's hand once more.
Fort Knox: Thanks, Seth. You won't regret it. Have a good night.
Fort Knox leaves to prepare for his match as the cheerleaders surround Seth's desk, with one of them taking a seat on his lap. Seth leans back, smile on his face, as we go back to ringside.
Chad Evans Segment
The camera takes us backstage where Chad Evans and Hank Brown are standing in front of a large WCF banner. Chad is dressed in his wrestling gear and robe, while Hank is dressed in a cheap suit and tie and holding a microphone.
Hank Brown: I’m joined now by WCF superstar Chad Evans who made his shocking return last week on Slam by attacking WCF commissioner Brad Kane. The fans are dying to know: why did you do it, Evans?
Chad Evans: Allow me to correct a common misconception, Hank. I did not attack Brad Kane. I seized the opportunity to aid and abet my fellow Big Dick Superstar, a man who needs no introduction.
Hank Brown: You’re referring of course to His Royal Majesty Prince Jimmy Dean?
Chad Evans: Of course. Jimmy Dean is my accomplice on a killing spree that will leave the entire WCF tag team division in a pile of corpses at the door. To be quite honest I despise Brad Kane on many counts: his hair, his voice, his tattoos, his family, his straight edge lifestyle, but my beatdown on Brad Kane wasn’t about Brad Kane. How could it be? Brad Kane hasn’t been relevant since the last time he was calling himself Reckless Jack and even then he was a washed-up bum.
Hank Brown: To be honest with you, Chad, Brad Kane doesn’t seem to know who you are. He stated as much in his latest promo video.
Chad turns away from the camera and begins laughing uproariously. Chad turns back toward the camera and wipes a tear from his eye before continuing the interview.
Chad Evans: Those are the two things that I hate most about Brad Kane, his arrogance and his promos. I swear to god that I would rather put a bullet in my head than watch a Brad Kane promo. Those fucking things are awful. Brad Kane redefines the word “pretentious”. It’s no wonder that Logan got fed up and raped Brad’s wife.
Hank’s jaw drops and he nearly drops the microphone as well.
Hank Brown: You’re not supposed to mention that, it was non-canon!
Chad Evans: Sure it was, Hank, sure it was. Anyway…
Chad pretends to cough while muttering the word “bullshit” under his breath.
Chad Evans: Back to the lecture at hand. Brad Kane is terrified of Chad Evans. The only way that he can cope with my existence is by pretending that I don’t exist. That’s kinda hard for Brad Kane considering that one year ago I was kicking Brad Kane’s ass from pillar to post here in WCF, and one year later nothing has changed. Brad Kane is my bitch; in fact he’s one of many bitches that I own.
Hank Brown: I see. Well, tonight you’re teaming with Prince Jimmy Dean. Speaking of which, where is Prince Jimmy?
Chad Evans: Jimmy Dean doesn’t talk to the media.
Hank Brown: I’m not media, I work for WCF!
Chad Evans: Jimmy Dean doesn’t care. Next question, Hank. I’d love to continue this line of intellectual discourse but I only have so much time before my match.
Hank Brown: Tonight you’re teaming with Prince Jimmy to square off against former WCF Tag Team champions the Big Time Jerks. How do you feel about that match?
Chad Evans: The Big Time Jerkoffs are dead on arrival. It won’t take much for the Royal Family, Chad Evans and Prince Jimmy Dean, to exploit and masticate a team that is far below our skill level. You see my wrists?
The camera zooms in on the white tape that’s wrapped around Chad’s wrists; the letters “BDS” have been written on the tape in black marker.
Chad Evans: That stands for Big Dick Superstars and don’t you ever forget it. The BTJ’s are dead meat and we ain’t even sweatin’ them bitches. The BDS is here to pump necessary life’s blood into the tag team division. We’re ready to rock and roll. We’re ready to turn some fools upon their heads. The Big Dick Superstars are gunning for the New Redneck Coalition and those shiny tag team belts.
Hank Brown: You’re referring to the New Confederacy, the reigning WCF Tag Team champions?
Chad Evans: You’re goddamn right I am, Hank Brown, and I didn’t stutter, not one word.
Hank Brown: The New Confederacy has been on fire as of late, Evans. Nobody is taking the tag titles from them without the fight of a lifetime.
Chad Evans: Do you think I’m worried about a band of redneck hoodlums? Do you, Hank? Johnny Reb can’t walk like I walk, can’t talk like I talk, and he can’t move like I move when I do that voodoo that I do so well. I’m talking serious action with all the punani. I ain’t talkin’ about no foul weather slip neither, son. I only rock my cock in the finest of the fine.
Hank Brown: Johnny Reb cannot be taken lightly, Evans. He’s a former WCF World champion and one of the top wrestlers in the world today. His tag partner Doc Henry isn’t a slouch either; he’s a perennial contender for the WCF United States championship.
Chad Evans: You’re wasting my time, talking that noise about Doc Henry? Let me tell you something about Doc Henry, Hank Brown. Doc Henry is a chump. I can beat Doc Henry with both of my balls squeezed between a vise. Doc Henry is dog work, nothing more. From this moment henceforth I shall refer to Doc Henry as Dog Henry.
Hank Brown: I really think you’re--
Chad snatches the microphone from Hank’s hand and pushes Hank away.
Chad Evans: Man, shut up with that noise. I ain’t tryin’ to hear all that beeswax. I’ve got a simple message for the entire WCF tag team division, and especially the tag team chumps: I want that fifteen pounds of gold around my waist because I’ve already got fifteen pounds of gold in my pants. Big Dick Superstars for life, biotch!
Chad flips the microphone to Hank, sneers into the camera lens and walks away. Hank shakes his head in disdain.
Big Time Jerks Segment
The arena goes pink as "Bad Romance" by Lady Gaga starts playing. Out walks Angelica Maryse in a pink and black spandex outfit. The arena is mixed with boos and cat calls.
Angelica Maryse: La Providence, l'Île de Rhode accueille s'il vous plaît la plus grande équipe d'étiquette jamais les Grandes Secousses de Temps!
"Super Villian" by Powerman 5000 starts blowing the roof off the place as the Big Time Jerks come out in their black wrestling gear and Alyssa has the briefcase with the contract WCF made for the Big Time Jerks to defend at One in the triple threat ladder match.
Angelica Maryse: Mes garçons doivent ici vous informer si est ce soir la nuit ils invoqueront leur clause de retour d'Un. Fermez maintenant votre tourte wholes et écoutez le plus grand jamais Adam Young!
Adam gives Angelica a kiss on the cheek and takes the mic.
Adam Young: Tonight you have a World heavyweight championship number one contenders fight with Mikami vs Johnny Reb vs Rick Mad vs Dake Ken vs Brad Kane vs Slickie T. Funny two members of our triple threat ladder match are in that one and not either of us. Then you have the number contenders match for the United States championship with Tank Reaper vs Doc Henry vs Ryan Daniels vs D-Day vs Hector Rodriguez. Yet again no Big Time Jerks in that one either. Seth your not running on all cylinders right now are you or are you. You know if either of us where involved in those matches it would be a long time before the Big Time Jerks where wearing those WCF World tag team straps don't you. Chad Evans/Jimmy Dean vs The Big Time Jerks thats what you have for us tonight. The greatest tag team ever versus to hacks. Well guys don't piss your pants too early cause its not time for us to beat you like two rented mules yet, that will come later on tonight. We are out here to inform all of you that tonight there will be a championship title match tonight, a WCF TV title tilte match that is. Providence your not ready to see the glory of the Big Time Jerks winning our 12th World tag team championship, that will have to wait for a much bigger crowd. Now get this show started!
Chad Evans/Jimmy Dean vs The Big Time Jerks
The lights in the arena turn black and the crowd panics. Suddenly red and white strobe lights illuminate the arena and “March of the Fire Ants” by Mastodon can be heard blasting through the speakers. Two white horses leading a golden carriage appear at the entranceway, with Prince Jimmy Dean and Chad Evans sitting in the carriage. Gold confetti is now pouring from the ceiling as the music builds and grows more intense, along with the now frenetic flickering of the lights. As the horses pull the carriage toward the ring, Prince Jimmy waves and smiles at the fans while Chad sits motionless with a focused expression on his face. The ring crew scurries to sweep the confetti from the ring and ringside area. When the carriage arrives at the ring, Prince Jimmy gracefully exits and makes his way up the steps to the ring, still smiling and waving at the fans. Chad leaps from the carriage onto the ring apron and flips forward over the top rope into the ring. Chad and Jimmy huddle in their corner of the ring and discuss strategy before the match.
Zach Davis: Here are Chad Evans and Prince Jimmy Dean, AKA the Royal Family-
Shannan Lerch: AKA the Big Dick Superstars.
Zach Davis: ...
The bell sounds. Dean wants to start the match for his team, and Evans obliges. Young starts for his team.
Zach Davis: Chad Evans needs to prove he's on Jimmy Dean's side, which is why he agreed to let Dean start the match, I think.
The two meet in the ring and are about to tie up, but Young pokes Dean right in the eyes!
Shannan Lerch: What a jerk!
Evans is furious, yelling at the ref to pay attention. Dean stumbles away and Young hits a Dropkick from behind, sending Dean flying into the BTJ's corner. Adams holds him from the apron while Young hits him with several stiff shots to the gut!
Zach Davis: The Big Time Jerks looking vicious and working well as a team in this opening!
Eventually Adams shoves Dean away and Young throws him to the ropes and executes a Spinning Toe hold. Dean goes down and Young quickly transitions into a Boston Crab!
Shannan Lerch: Young is an excellent technical wrestler.
Dean yells in pain but refuses to tap out.
Zach Davis: Prince Jimmy Dean is made of nothing but heart! It won't be easy to make him tap out!
Shannan Lerch: "Made of nothing but heart"? Zach, you're weird.
Evans, however, can't take any more. He Springboards over the top rope and hits a Dropkick to Young's chest, breaking the hold! The crowd cheers as Evans stands back up, but the ref gets in his face, telling him to get back on the apron. Evans eventually obliges, while Young tags in Austin Adams.
Zach Davis: Here comes the big man.
Adams comes in and picks Dean up, tossing him into a turnbuckle. He hits a few shots before throwing Dean to the ropes and then executing a huge Spinebuster! The crowd ooh's in sympathy for Jimmy Dean and even Evans grimaces. Adams pins him.
NO! Jimmy Dean gets his shoulder up, much to the crowd's delight!
Shannan Lerch: Maybe you're right, Zach. Maybe Jimmy Dean IS made out of hearts!
Zach Davis: That isn't EXACTLY what I said..
Adams picks Dean up and hits him with a few forearm shots to the head before kicking him in the stomach. Dean doubles over and Adams executes a Sitout Powerbomb into pin attempt!
Shannan Lerch: Adams going for the win again!
No! This time Evans breaks it up, kicking Adams stiff in the head! The ref tells Evans to leave but he's fed up, he grabs Adams and hits a mean Tiger Suplex!
Zach Davis: OOF!
Evans then leaves the ring, leaving Jimmy and Adams on the mat. Both men rest for several moments until they start to get to their feet.
Shannan Lerch: Both men need to make tags!
But Adams has a little more in his tank than Dean does and gets up first. He grabs Dean before Dean can make a tag, and the crowd begins to boo.
Zach Davis: So much for that.
Adams lifts Dean up in a Vertical Suplex, but Dean shifts his weight so he lands behind Adams. Adams turns around, Dean kicks him in the gut.. AND HITS THE SAUSAGE SLAMMER!
Shannan Lerch: Here is the Prince's opening!
Jimmy Dean then dives and tags in Chad Evans! Chad Evans comes in with a head of steam, catching the dazed Adams with an Implant DDT! Adam Young enters the ring and is met with a Rolling Wheel Kick from Evans! Evans then picks him up and throws him out of the ring. Evans then climbs to the top rope...
Zach Davis: High risk!
Evans flies off the top with a Ghetto Stomp onto Austin Adams! He then pins him..
NO! Adams kicks out! The crowd starts booing!
Shannan Lerch: I thought Evans had him there!
Evans gets up and gets ready for his finisher. He picks Adams up, but Adams elbows him a few times. Adams throws Evans to the rope, and from outside the ring, Young trips him! Evans falls down and as he's getting back up, Adams grabs his throat and lifts him up, hitting a big Chokeslam!
Zach Davis: Nice! The Big Time Jerks are back in this match!
Adams tags in Young. Young enters the ring and both Big Time Jerks pick Evans up. Adams lifts him up for a Piledriver and Young helps spike Evans to the mat!
Shannan Lerch: OOHH! Not looking good for Chaddogg!
Adams quickly leaves the ring and Young pins him!
NO! Jimmy Dean is in the ring and saves Chad Evans!
Zach Davis: The Royal Family, working well together!
Adams gets back in the ring and runs at Dean, Clotheslining him over the top rope, with both men going over. Young picks Evans up and throws him to the ropes. Young runs at him and goes for a Clothesline, but Evans ducks it. He turns around and grabs Young from behind... and hits a Dragon Suplex! The crowd pops!
Shannan Lerch: Here we go-
And Evans proceeds to lock in the Dragon Sleeper! Young fights it for several moments before going limp. The ref raises his arm... and it drops. He raises it again... and again, it drops.
Zach Davis: Young may have passed out here!
Shannan Lerch: If his arm drops once more, the match is over.
The ref raises it again.... and again, it falls. The bell sounds.
Zach Davis: The Royal Family gets the win!
Evans stands up after releasing the Dragon Sleeper, and the ref raises his arm. Evans calls Dean into the ring and Evans raises his arm up high in the air as well!
Shannan Lerch: Great job by this debuting tag team. I expect great things from them.
Zach Davis: Well remember.. the Big Time Jerks still have their Tag Team Title shot whenever they want it!
The Big Dick Superstars, Jimmy Dean and Chad Evans, head to the back.
Awesome Man Segment
Zach Davis: Welcome back fans to Monday Night Slam, and oh wait! Getting word we're going backstage to Seth Lerch's office.
Seth Lerch: So explain to me Awesome Man why should your first match in Wrestling Championship Federation be in the Number One Contender Battle Royal for the World Heavyweight Championship?
Awesome Man: Because I be very best at wrestling and my resume be very good considering your lack of talent in this company. No offense sir.
Seth Lerch: Resume huh? I remember you calling me about that. Let's take a look at it! Oh wow. Fourteen time World Champion in FCW?
Awesome Man: Yes sir. Very many no talent wussies sir. I beat them up for a long time. Never been beaten by nobody. I alvays win.
Seth Lerch: I've noticed your accent changes a few times. Is that because of your mask or something?
Awesome Man: I fight every where in every country sir. I'm used to adapting quickly to .. uhm accents and stuff. Yeah. So please put me in match please?
Seth Lerch: Uhm, alright. I can't put you anywhere else and the United States Championship Battle Royal is full enough thanks to Fort Knox so why the hell not! I love taking chances and your resume is chalked with accolades and achievements. Says here you were inducted into every hall of fame of every company you've worked for?
Awesome Man: Yes real shame for company not to put me in hall of fame. I be very good at wrestling actually I am very the best of the best. Nobody like me sir. I will make sure I win battle royal to give you strong ratings. Everybody loves me.
Seth Lerch: Welcome to WCF, Awesome Man! I love the name! By the way before you go, what does FCW stand for?
Awesome Man: Oh uhm, very best company in the world sir, It stands for uhm.. Federation Championship of the Wrestling sir. Very best company but this place much better. Way better sir.
Seth Lerch: Oh, alright. Sure. Well good luck Awesome Man!
Awesome Man: Yes sir thank you very much sir.
Scene cuts back to the announcers.
Zach Davis: Well this new Awesome Man is certainly got his work cut out for him, doesn't he?
Shannan Lerch: Sounds fishy to me. I don't know, Zach.
Zach Davis: Paranoia, Shannan. You're used to everything being some sort of swerve or scam. Not tonight, no way! Ten is just around the corner, everyone is saving the good swerves for then!
Shannan Lerch: I just don't know, Zach. I'm sorry.
Zach Davis: Well on to some more action!
Hector Rodriguez Segment
The cameras cut backstage where Hector Rodriguez and his temporary new manager, Don Bradley, are seen walking towards the entrance way. Hank Brown comes walking up to them.
Hank Brown: Hey guys, wait up!
Hector and Don turn around.
Don Bradley: What is it? Hector's about to go out there for his match.
Hank Brown: I just wanted to get a couple of words with you before you go out there.
Don Bradley waves him away impatiently.
Don Bradley: Well, hurry it up, son.
Hank Brown: How do you feel Hector's chances are with a brand new manager in one of his most important matches in his WCF career?
Don Bradley: I think his chances are great. See, Carlos was a wonderful manager. Brilliant man, but the difference is that I know the entire roster way better than he ever did since I've worked closely with most of them, hell I even broke some of them in the business.
Hank Brown: Well, wouldn't it be smart to just be his manager on a full-time basis?
Don Bradley: That would be showing favortism as I am still the agent to many wrestlers today.
Hank Brown: Ok, well, how would you respond to Conviction's words this week where he challenged Hector?
Don Bradley smirks.
Don Bradley: The new guys always either go after the champions or the big dog in the yard. Despite Tank Reaper having a size advantage, it's quite obvious that Hector is the big dog in the yard and this Conviction fella thinks if he can take down Hector that he'll be destined for greatness here in WCF.
Hank Brown: So, are you accepting the challenge?
Don Bradley: You know what? I'm responding with my own challenge. Conviction, if you're so intent on receiving a beating in one of your first matches here in WCF, then how about you go one-on-one with the Mexican Machine next week on Slam?
Hank Brown looks surprised.
Hank Brown: Are you serious? You'd want to face him next week?
Don Bradley points at Hector.
Don Bradley: Does this look like a face that shows fear?
Hank Brown: Well, not really, but he's wearing a mas--
Don Bradley: Conviction, if you want your career ended as soon as it starts, then by all means accept the challenge and face Hector Rodriguez next week! Now, we gotta go, Hank.
Hank Brown: Thanks for the interview. Good luck out there, Hector!
Hector waves at Hank as Don Bradley directs him towards the entrance way.
Tank Reaper vs Doc Henry vs Fort Knox vs Ryan Daniels vs D-Day vs Hector Rodriguez
United States Title Contendership Battle Royal
Zach Davis: Next up is our number one contender match for the United States Championship!
Shannan Lerch: Remeber it's a battle royal! Meaning, all men start in the ring, the bell rings and it's over the top elimination!
Zach Davis: Ryan Daniels. Doc Henry and Tank Reaper already in the ring..
The lights go out and gold dollar signs flash about as Birdman ft Lil Wayne - Get your shine on plays and Fort Knox comes up from a hole in the stage covered with golden fireworks. (IE like the Brood's entrance from back in the day). Fort Knox comes out wearing black shades. Knox is wearing gold chains around his neck and is wearing a gold Rolex watch and bracelet. He has a gold ring on each finger and when he holds to up to the camera they spell FORT KNOX.
Zach Davis: Knox making his debut..
Shannan Lerch: We'll see what he has in store for us tonight!
Give Me The Meltdown by Rob Thomas plays in the speakers. The lights are dim.The lights flash on to D-Day walking out to the top of the ramp and falls on his knees and throws his arms in the air, as soon as he throws them in the air fire works go off and surround him. The screen shows all of D-Day moments of his dead and forgotten special move. As also the screen shows a ring then the words in white and in cursive, the words D-Day. When D-Day get in the ring he raises his hands to his name on the screen.
Zach Davis: D-Day joins Knox, Tank, Doc Henry and Daniels inside the ring..
No One Gets Left Behind by Five Finger Death Punch starts playing. A few seconds later, Hector Rodriguez walks out and stands in the center of the ramp. He's accompanied by Don Bradley. Hector looks out at the crowd for a few seconds as they stand to their feet, giving him a mixed reaction. He finally raises both arms up in the air. Fireworks blast up on each side of him at the front of the ramp and then more fireworks fire up all the way down the front of the ramp.
Zach Davis: Alright, Hector joins the rest of the competitors in the ring, remember, no pins, no submissions, just throw them over the top rope!
Shannan Lerch: The bell sounds, OH LOOK AT THIS!
Tank picks up Ryan Daniels and throws him over the top rope to the outside. Daniels is eliminated and the fans boo Tank hardcore. The rest of the competitors didn't even get a chance to tie up with anyone.
Zach Davis: Tank is not someone you mess with and to be honest, he may have the advantage in this match based purely on size!
Tank turns around and notices all the other competitors. Tank hits a mean clothesline on Day! Turns and hits a shoulder tackle on Doc Henry sending him under the ropes to the outside! Hector clotheslines Knox down to the mat hard!
Zach Davis: Wow. Hector and Tank! Stare down!
Hector runs off the ropes and hits a clothesline from hell! Tank doesn't budge. Hector hits the ropes and hits one more clothesline from hell! Tank reels back a bit as Hector hits the ropes and goes for a third Clothesline! Tank karate chops the arm of Hector and Day runs and hits an enziguri on Hector sending him to the mat as Knox goes for a crossbody on Tank but he's caught and then thrown over the top rope! Knox lands on the apron and gets to his feet. Tank walks over to Knox and Knox hits a headbutt through the ropes. Knox jumps back over the top rope and hits a few punches on Tank reeling him back. Day turns around and kicks Tank to the gut along with Knox, they both hit a standing dropkick sending Tank into the corner. Knox grabs Day by the head and throws him over the top rope and begins to taunt!
Zach Davis: Day landed on the apron!
Shannan Lerch: Knox thinks he eliminated someone! That spoiled brat!
Knox keeps taunting and finally turns around, Hector hits a mean clothesline from hell and Tank holds the top rope down and Knox goes flying back over the top rope and crashes to the outside! Knox is eliminated!
Zach Davis: Knox got a bit too full of himself there.
Shannan Lerch: Chains and Hoes, as they always say.
Zach Davis: No one says that..
Day is in the ring and and begins to punch away at Hector in the corner. Tank catches his breath and walks over to them in the corner..
LET IT ROCK! LET IT ROCK! LET IT ROCK!
Zach Davis: The lights are flashing! Chris Averys music is blaring! Is he really here!?
Lights come back on, the music stops and Tank Reaper looks around as if to say what the fuck ever. The crowd goes bizerk when the spotlight shows Chris Avery up in the rafters with his black hooded sweatshirt over his head.
Zach Davis: WAIT? IS THAT HIM!! IS THAT CHRIS AVERY??
Shannan Lerch: I don't know! WAIT LOOK OUT! ITS DOC HENRY IN THE RING!
Doc Henry slides in from the outside and shoves Tank Reaper from behind right over the top rope and Tank lands on the outside of the ring officially eliminated!
Shannan Lerch: Doc used that same strategy at War a few months back! We forgot about him!
Zach Davis: Tank is NOT happy... wait! Where is Chris Avery? He's not there!
Shannan Lerch: Tank is pissed! The refs are not letting him back into the match! He's done!
Zach Davis: Down to our final three, Doc, Day and Hector!
Day grabs Doc from behind and hits a German Suplex! Day gets to his feet and Hector throws Day into the corner. Hector picks up Doc and throws him over the top rope, but Doc lands on the apron and gets to his feet. Hector hits the ropes but Doc gets back into the ring and when Hector rebounds off the ropes, Doc hits a kitchen sink sending Hector into a wild flipping motion and Doc standing alone in the middle of the ring.
Shannan Lerch: Wow! Any one of these three could be fighting for the United States Championship very soon!
Doc turns around and Day hits a spinning neckbreaker and lays Doc out. Day picks up Doc and throws him against the ropes and hits a mean clothesline sending him right back down. Day picks up Doc and signals for D for Destruction! Day begins with low kicks, a few high kicks, some core kicks and then calls for the final kick, but notices Hector to his feet so Day hits a sidekick sending Hector back to the corner, Doc goes for a clothesline, but Day ducks and hits one final kick to Doc's head sending him over the top rope to the outside! Doc has been eliminated!
Zach Davis: There goes Doc thanks to Day, and now all is left is Hector!
Shannan Lerch: Hector and D-Day! What a match up! Hector has been on a tear, and Day well..
Zach Davis: I'm with ya Shannan! I know what you're thinking! If Day pulls this off it could be a major upset! D-Day might be a force to reckon with in 2010!
Shannan Lerch: Exactly Zach!
D-Day and Hector meet up in the middle of the ring. Hector Rodriguez calls for a test of strength.
Zach Davis: Is D-Day gonna do it?
Indeed, he does! And surprisingly, D-Day uses his strength to push Hector down! The crowd is on their feet, cheering him on.. but Hector summons what extra strength he has and pushes back up, and soon they're both back to where they started from.. and Hector keeps pushing D-Day down..
Shannan Lerch: Not many men can beat Hector when it comes to strength, but D-Day gave it his best.
Hector kicks D-Day in the stomach, and then hits a huge Belly to Belly Suplex! D-Day hits the mat hard. Hector picks him up and throws him to the ropes. He then runs at him..
Zach Davis: We might get another Clothesline From Hell here-
Indeed, Clothesline From Hell, but D-Day ducks it and throws Hector over the top!
Shannan Lerch: OH MY GOD DID D-DAY JUST WIN-
No, Hector lands on the apron and quickly gets back into the ring! Hector runs at him but D-Day snaps off a big Superkick!
Zach Davis: Nice!
But Hector ducks it and D-Day hits the ref!
Shannan Lerch: Oh no!
The ref goes down in a heap. Hector grabs D-Day..
Zach Davis: He's going for the Toluca Slam!
But D-Day shifts his weight and lands behind Hector! D-Day hits a Dropkick which sends Hector flying over the top rope!
Shannan Lerch: I DON'T BELIEVE IT! D-DAY WINS!
D-Day stands up and raises his arm in the air.. but the ref is still unconscious, unable to call for the bell. D-Day tries to wake him up. Hector, meanwhile, is back on his feet outside the ring, livid at what just happened... until he notices that the ref isn't conscious yet. He quickly slides back into the ring, runs at D-Day, and hits that Clothesline From Hell he was going for earlier.
Zach Davis: What is he doing!?
Shannan Lerch: Seizing an opportunity, that's what!
D-Day stumbles back into the ropes, and Hector follows up with a Big Boot, sending D-Day over the top rope and to the floor! Thanks to D-Day trying to help him, the referee has finally come to, and he stumbles to his feet.. and calls for the bell.
Zach Davis: Nope.. Hector Rodriguez wins! I don't believe this! The old Hector would've never done that..
Shannan Lerch: But the new Hector is through getting screwed with. And the NEW Hector is going to Ten!
Click Click Boom hits and the crowd erupts.
Zach Davis: HERE COMES THE UNITED STATES CHAMPION, ACE SLAUGHTER!
Shannan Lerch: We now know, Hector Rodriguez will meet Ace Slaughter in the ring, one on one, at Ten.
Ace Slaughter heads to the ring, United States Title held over his shoulder. Slaughter slides into the ring and goes face to face with Rodriguez.
Zach Davis: What is gonna happen here?
Rodriguez sticks out his hand.
Shannan Lerch: ...what?
Slaughter accepts the handshake. Hector nods at Slaughter and rolls out of the ring, and he and Don Bradley begin heading to the back.
Zach Davis: So.. does Hector still care about respect? After that attack last week and the way he won tonight's match...
Shannan Lerch: He still seems to respect Ace Slaughter, the US Champ. I don't know.
Rodriguez disappears to the back, and Slaughter leaves the ring as well.
Steve Carr Segment
Hank Brown is standing in front of the big ol' WCF logo, adjusting his tie, when Steve Carr walks in to the picture.
Steve Carr: Hello, Hank.
Hank Brown: Wow, let me tell you, after that match with Mikami, I'm sure none of us ever thought we'd ever see Steve Carr again!
Steve Carr: Well, technically you're not.
Hank start to say something before he's interrupted.
Steve Carr: Just let me explain, and I'll probably answer a lot of the questions you have. The agreement was that Steve Carr must disappear from the public eye. Therefore, I am no longer Steve Carr. I have legally changed my name.
Hank Brown: To?
Steve Carr: An unpronounceable symbol.
Hank Brown: So...
Steve Carr: Just call me Steve Carr. Easier on everyone, I think.
Hank Brown: Can I see this symbol?
Steve Carr: No.
Hank Brown: Why not?
Steve Carr: I forgot to write it down.
Hank stands there stunned as some laughter is heard from the live crowd.
Hank Brown: Well, that's all very clever, but surely this sort of thing wouldn't hold up in court.
Steve Carr: No, but it doesn't have to, because Mikami's not going to want me to go away again. By coming back, I'm giving Mikami an opportunity. I'm giving him a chance to do something that he should have lost forever. But since I'm such a nice guy, I thought I'd come back to give him the ability to prove that his victory over me was not a fluke.
Hank Brown: You really think he's going to go for that?
Steve Carr: He already has. Contract's signed. If he doesn't win his contendership match tonight, then the match will happen at Ten. No crazy stipulations. Just me and him, one on one.
Hank Brown: And if he does win tonight?
Steve Carr: Then we'll figure something out later.
Hank Brown: Sounds like he was in a hurry to agree to this match.
Steve Carr: Oh, sure. This is a guy who's obsessed with his image. He cares deeply about what others think of him. Even at his age, he's already thinking about legacy. He wants to make history. And I'm going to let him try.
Hank Brown: But then why not just do all this to begin with?
Carr tilts his head and looks quizzically at Hank.
Steve Carr: I don't understand what you mean.
Hank Brown: Why agree to let yourself be exiled from WCF if you wanted a rematch?
Steve Carr: Oh, I see. You thought I had this planned out from the beginning. Heh. You give me too much credit, man.
He pats Hank a couple times on the shoulder and walks away.
Ace Slaughter vs Kevin Hardaway
Zach Davis: Before we get to our next exciting match-up here on Slam we have a special treat for all of the fans who are watching the broadcast tonight. At this time Shannan and I are being joined at the announcer’s table by former WCF World and Television champion Bobby Cairo! Bobby, welcome to Slam. We haven’t seen you since the WCF Classic two years ago. How are you, sir?
Bobby Cairo: Thank you for the warm welcome, Zach. I’m doing very well. I’m training for my return to the ring, working hard in the gym to rehabilitate my body, get my body back to where it needs to be for wrestling. I figured that I’d take a shot at announcing while I’m preparing for my in-ring return, because quite frankly I’ve been away from wrestling for far too long. I’ve got wrestling running through my veins and I need an outlet.
Shannan Lerch: It’s great to see you, Bobby. You were always one of my favorite wrestlers. The way that you dissected your opponents in the ring was a thing of beauty. And the mind games? Good lord you were a master of mind games. I remember when you kidnapped Lawnmower Jones’ wife Lonnie and then beat her to death in the middle of the ring. That happened right here on Slam!
Zach Davis: Don’t forget about the time that he kidnapped Skyler Striker’s daughter Jade and held her as ransom in exchange for a World title shot. That was deviously brilliant. Completely screwed up, but deviously brilliant nonetheless.
Bobby Cairo: I’m blushing, you guys. You’re embarrassing me.
Zach Davis: How soon can we expect to see you throwing down in the ring again, Bobby? Is there a timetable for your return?
Bobby Cairo: It’s difficult to give an exact date but I’m hoping to make my return within a couple of months. Believe me I’m aching to get back into the ring. It’s been a long road, a long journey for me over the last couple of years but I’ve grown in ways that I could never have imagined. I’m looking forward to putting my accumulated knowledge and ever-improving skill set to work in the modern day WCF.
Shannan Lerch: I think I speak for Zach and millions of fans around the world when I say that we can’t wait to see Bobby Cairo doing what he does best.
Bobby Cairo: Thank you, Shannan. I appreciate that. You guys know that I’m a fighter and an entertainer and I’ll never let you down. Do either of you have any tips for an aspiring announcer?
Zach Davis: I’m sure you’ll do fine, Bobby. Just be yourself.
Shannan Lerch: Don’t hold back, say what’s on your mind. People appreciate honesty.
Bobby Cairo: I’ll keep that in mind.
The lights immediately go out now inside the arena. Everybody officially goes ape crazy, because some know who it is, and the rest...well, they like when lights go out. They think it's cool, you know. As the lights are out, spotlights fill the arena, white ones...like lightning as the sound of thunder crackles along the PA system. More spotlights come as more thunder is played along the system. It's when guitars fill up and the following is heard.
I NEED A HERO!
All of a sudden, the chorus of "Hero" by Skillet kicks on the PA system as white smoke fills the entrance ramp. It's to the point where the white spotlights are strobing to the beat of the song. But when the song finally kicks in, the strobelights are going mad as out from the white smoke, is Kevin Hardaway, hoodie on over his ring gear as he gives off a wicked smile to the crowd and walks slowly to the ring. He walks up the ring steps now and perches himself on top of the nearest turnbuckle, like a hawk ready to strike as the song reaches fever pitch, holding his arms in the air in a triumphant pose. He keeps smiling to the crowd as he jumps off and leans against the turnbuckle, waiting for his opponent as he takes off his coat...ready for battle.
Kyle Steel: Introducing first from Baltimore, Maryland, weighing in at two-hundred and fifty-one pounds, this man is the former WCF United States champion, here is Keeevvvinnnn Haaarrrrdaaawaaaay!!
Zach Davis: Hardaway looks focused and ready to compete as always.
Bobby Cairo: The key word in that introduction is FORMER WCF United States champion. Hardaway worked hard to win that belt and he was a fine champion but his reign was ended by the very same man that he’s facing tonight. I’m sure that K-Hard has revenge on his mind.
Shannan Lerch: There’s no question that Hardaway wants to beat the snot out of Slaughter, but it’s worth noting that the United States title is not on the line in this match.
Bobby Cairo: I don’t understand that decision. I’d like to get my hands around the neck of the person who made that decision because it’s absolutely asinine. You’ve got two hated rivals squaring off, one-on-one in a hotly anticipated match and you don’t put the title on the line? That’s stupidity, plain and utter stupidity.
Zach Davis: The title isn’t at stake tonight but I have to believe that Hardaway will earn a title shot if he can defeat the champion Ace Slaughter in tonight’s non-title contest. Then again I’m not sure if a title shot is that high on Hardaway’s list of priorities because it seems like his focus as of late has been on getting a match against Brad Kane. Despite that I’m sure that right now Hardaway is focused on inflicting punishment on Ace Slaughter.
All those Saturdays, when kids go out and play
Yo I was up in my room I let the stereo blaze
Wasn't faded, not jaded, just a kid with a pad and pen
And a big imagination
All this, I seek, I find I push the envelope to the line
Make it, break it
Take it, until I’m overrated
There are three white spotlights rotating around the interior, of the auditorium. Multi-colored lasers flash along the bass, of the song
Click Click Boom!
I'm comin' down on the stereo, hear me on the radio
Click Click Boom!
I'm comin' down with the new style and you know it's buck wild
Click Click Boom!
I'm on the radio station TOUR around the nation leaving the scene in devastation
Ace Slaughter throws his arms into the air. Slaughter, Mini Ace, Keith, and Melissa jump into the air. When they all land, the pyrotechnics, that is surrounding the ramp, explodes with gold pyro.
I can see it in my mind
I can see it in your eyes
It's close enough to touch it now
far away enough to die!
Ace Slaughter starts to jump and thrash around, to the music. Mini Ace mimics Slaughter's movements. Keith continues to walk slowly behind Slaughter. Melissa continues to skip around.
What the hell is wrong with me?
My mom and dad weren't perfect
But still you don't hear no cryin' ass bitchin' from me
Like there seems to be on everybody's CD
So just sit back and relax
And let me have your head for a minute
I can show you somethin' in it
That has yet to be preceded, oh yeah!
Ace Slaughter and his crew continue to walk down the aisle. They reach the ring. Mini Ace slides under the bottom rope. Melissa slowly enters the ring, between the middle and top rope, stopping half way, teasing the crowd, with her flirtatious ways. Keith stays on the outside the ring. Slaughter looks around...
Zach Davis: What is Slaughter looking at?
Bobby Cairo: It looks like he found someone in the audience who owes him money.
The crowd cheers.
Shannan Lerch: I think this crowd is gonna explode!!
Slaughter jumps up to the ring apron. Melissa walks over to a near by corner and climbs up to the second turnbuckle. Mini Ace also walks to a nearby corner and climbs up to the bottom turnbuckle. Ace grabs the top rope and as he shakes the top rope violently, Melissa shrieks and Mini Ace pounds the middle turnbuckle with his hands, then throws his arms out. The crowd cheers. Melissa and Mini Ace jump down to the mat, as Ace Slaughter enters the ring. All three walk to the center, of the ring. Keith slides into the ring. Slaughter stands in the middle, with Mini Ace kneeling in front of him. Keith stand motionless, listening to his earpiece, as Melissa skips around them.
Kyle Steel: And his opponent, weighing in at two-hundred and ninety-five pounds, he hails from St. Petersburg, Florida, this man is the reigning WCF United States champion, here is Suuppeerrstaaarr Accceee Slaaauuggghhtteeeerrr!!
The crowd roars with cheers!
Click Click Boom!
I'm comin' down on the stereo, hear me on the radio
Click Click Boom!
I'm comin' down with the new style and you know it's buck wild
Click Click Boom!
I'm on the radio station Tour around the nation,
Leavin' the scene in devastation
Crowd: SLAUGHTER!!! SLAUGHTER!!! SLAUGHTER!!! SLAUGHTER!!!
Why have I clouded up my mind
Why's my mother always right
And will I make it to the end
Or will I crawl away and die
Both Ace Slaughter and Mini Ace pose, as flashes of many cameras flash. Keith just listens to ear piece, Melissa continues to skip and occasionally flips up her skirt.
Click click boom
click click boom
click click boom
click click boom
All those Saturdays, when kids go out and play
Yo I was up in my room I let the stereo blaze
Those Saturdays, when kids go out and play
Yo I was up in my room I let the stereo blaze
Mini Ace, Keith, and Melissa leaves the ring. Ace Slaughter waits for the match to begin.
It's all inside of me
It's all inside of me
It's all inside of me
It's all inside of my head
It's all inside of me
It's comin' over me
It's all inside of me
It's all inside my head!
Music begins to fade out....
Zach Davis: That was a spectacular ring entrance by Ace Slaughter and his crew!
Bobby Cairo: Yes it was. The bad news is that we only have five minutes left for the match! Haha, just kidding.
Shannan Lerch: My biggest question going into this match: can Ace Slaughter rebound from the disappointment of losing his World title match against Torture last week?
Zach Davis: That’s a good point, Shannan. Both men have suffered recent disheartening losses. Who will exhibit greater mental toughness tonight?
Ace and K-Hard stand in the middle of the ring and stare into each other’s eyes as the referee administers his final instructions. There is no handshake, no sign of mutual respect or even a hint of human compassion. Each of these men is ready to destroy the other. Both men head to their respective corners and wait for the match to begin. The referee signals for the bell...
DING DING DING
And the match is underway. Alternate chants of “Slaugh-ter!” and “K-Hard!” can be heard as the two foes meet each other in the center of the ring. They go to a collar and elbow tie-up and struggle for control. The larger Slaughter gains an advantage and knees Hardaway in the stomach. Slaughter whips K-Hard into the ropes. Hardaway ducks a big clothesline attempt from Hardaway, shoots off the ropes and hits a running lariat. The blow staggers Slaughter but it doesn’t knock him down. Slaughter looks infuriated and he gestures with his hands for Hardaway to bring it on! Hardaway nods his head. They move in close for another lockup but this time Hardaway gains the advantage with a boot to the gut. Hardaway follows up with some stiff backhand chops and bulls Slaughter into the corner. Hardaway unloads with knee after knee to Slaughter’s midsection.
Zach Davis: Hardaway is showing his aggression early in this bout. He’s not wasting any time, he’s taking the fight right to Slaughter.
Bobby Cairo: Those knees will take their toll over the course of the match, but I’d like to see Hardaway take Slaughter down and neutralize his size advantage on the ground. Once Hardaway’s adrenaline wears off he could find himself in trouble if he keeps this match standing.
Hardaway unloads a series on forearms to Slaughter’s noggin and then whips his larger foe into the opposing corner. Hardaway charges in but Slaughter gets his boot up and kicks Hardaway in the jaw. K-Hard is stunned and Ace quickly moves in. Ace hits a running clothesline and mounts Hardaway before unleashing a flurry of punches. There’s nothing technical about it, Slaughter is simply releasing his anger on his hated opponent. Slaughter finally ceases his fisted onslaught and pulls Hardaway to his feet. Slaughter slings Hardaway’s arm over his shoulder and tries to lift him. Hardaway blocks the maneuver with a leg grapevine and tries to reverse with a suplex of his own. Slaughter uses his brute strength to block Hardaway’s effort and follows with a knee to Hardaway’s stomach. Hardaway relents and Slaughter is able to hoist K-Hard into the air. After a slight delay, Slaughter brings Hardaway crashing to the mat cranium first with a devastating brainbuster. Slaughter does not relent in his aggression, he stomps away at his fallen foe’s head and neck as the referee looks on.
Zach Davis: Slaughter is focusing his assault on Hardaway’s head and neck. Those stomps are absolutely vicious and any one of them could be enough to put a man in the hospital.
Shannan Lerch: That might be exactly what Ace is trying to do. We know how much he hates Hardaway. Obviously Slaughter wants to win the match but I’m sure that he wouldn’t mind sending Hardaway to the emergency room while he has the opportunity.
Bobby Cairo: I love the idea of focusing your attack on a specific part of your opponent’s body. If you can weaken any part of his body then you make it a liability for him in the match. It greatly increases your chances of victory.
Slaughter drags Hardaway to his feet and wraps his arm around Hardaway’s neck before burying his face into the mat with a stiff DDT. Slaughter isn’t satisfied with his work, not yet. He needs a finishing touch. Slaughter looks around and decides on his next move. With Hardaway lying on the mat, Slaughter shoots himself off the ropes and drops an elbow directly onto Hardaway’s larynx. Hardaway writhes in pain on the mat. Slaughter is pleased with this and decides to do it again. Slaughter charges into the ropes, bounces off of them and drops another swift, crisp elbow onto Hardaway’s throat. Slaughter hooks Hardaway’s leg and makes the cover.
Hardaway kicks out and instinctively rubs the feeling back into his throat with his hands. Slaughter considers his next move. Slaughter decides to pull Hardaway to his feet and sets him for a suplex. This time Hardaway counters with a small package...
Zach Davis: Hardaway stunned Slaughter with that move!
Slaughter is visibly pissed as he quickly jumps to his feet. Slaughter shakes his fists in a rage before charging Hardaway. Hardaway sidesteps Slaughter and takes him down with a drop toe hold. Hardaway pins Slaughter’s body face-down on the mat and unloads with fists, forearms and elbows to the back of Slaughter’s head. Slaughter covers up with his hands in a defensive posture as Melissa and Keith shout instructions to him from ringside. Hardaway attempts to lock his arms in place and secure a rear naked choke on Slaughter. Hardaway has the RNC locked in for a few moments as Slaughter panics, but Slaughter is able to frantically roll out of the hold and escape.
Zach Davis: K-Hard tried to end it with the rear naked choke!
Bobby Cairo: Hardaway is a much more versatile wrestler than he’s given credit for. A lot of people look at him as a brawler, but the man has serious grappling credentials.
Shannan Lerch: Slaughter is no slouch in the grappling department either. Most opponents would have succumbed to the RNC in that spot but Ace kept his poise and made a nice escape.
Hardaway pursues Slaughter and blasts him with a plethora of kicks and palm strikes that daze the US champion. Slaughter is on Queer Street as Hardaway shoots him into the corner and follows with a Yakuza kick that violently rocks Slaughter’s head back. Slaughter is standing only with the support of the corner turnbuckles. Hardaway decides to take the match to the sky. K-Hard grabs Slaughter around his waist, picks him up and perches him in a seated position atop the ropes.
Zach Davis: Hardaway is setting up for something big right here!
Bobby Cairo: Superplex, maybe?
Shannan Lerch: No, K-Hard’s going for the hurricanrana!
Hardaway attempts a hurricanrana but Slaughter grips onto the top rope with both hands. Hardaway is sent crashing to the mat on the back of his head. Hardaway looks like he’s badly hurt; he’s not moving and his breathing is slight. Slaughter is a bit dizzy but he quickly realizes the opportunity that he’s been afforded. With the support of his fans and his corner cheering him on, Slaughter signals that the end is near.
Zach Davis: It looks like Slaughter is going for the Slaughtermatic!
Slaughter leaps off the top rope and executes the frog splash motion in mid-air before re-positioning his body for the leg drop, but Hardaway springs to life and rolls out of the way just before Slaughter can connect with the Slaughtermatic. Slaughter hits the canvas with full impact on his exposed backside. Both men are lying on the mat in agony as the ref looks on and administers his count. The fans in the arena alternate chants of “Slaugh-ter!” and “K-Hard!” in support of their favored grappler, while Keith and Melissa shout encouragement for Ace. Even Mini-Ace gets into the act, standing on his tiptoes so that he can slap the edge of the ring with his hand in a rhythmic pattern.
Zach Davis: Slaughter and Hardaway are both in danger of getting counted out by the referee! Please don’t let this great match end this way!
Bobby Cairo: It would suck if the match ends in a double KO, but those are the breaks sometimes, Zach. There’s no point in getting people’s hopes up by deluding them into believing that every match will have a definitive conclusion.
Shannan Lerch: Wait, wait! There’s some stirring on the mat! Both men are slowly crawling to the ropes!
The fans on both sides of the rooting spectrum erupt in cheers as Slaughter and Hardaway inch their way toward the ropes and gradually climb to their feet. Both men reach their vertical base at the same time and then charge at each other. Slaughter ducks a Hardaway clothesline attempt. Slaughter tries to kick Hardaway in the midsection, but Hardaway catches his foot. Slaughter counters with an enzuigiri attempt, but Hardaway ducks the enzuigiri and retains control of Slaughter’s foot. Hardaway tries to lock in an STF, but Slaughter rolls through it and he actually manages to reverse position and grab a hold of Hardaway’s leg. Slaughter takes advantage of the stunned Hardaway and locks K-Hard in an Indian deathlock.
Zach Davis: Indian deathlock by Ace Slaughter! That’s one of his favorite moves and he has it locked in tight!
Bobby Cairo: That was an impressive display of grappling savvy by Slaughter. Can Kevin Hardaway find some way to escape or will he tap? Will the US champ go up 2-0 on his arch nemesis?
Shannan Lerch: Hardaway is reaching for the ropes but he can’t quite grab hold of them! He’s fighting with all of his might!
Hardaway’s fans desperately chant his name in unison, drowning out the Slaughter fans, as they sense the end could be near for their hero. Hardaway digs for the ropes, clawing his way inch by inch, making a snail’s progress, fighting through the pain. Hardaway refuses to tap despite the immense pressure that Ace Slaughter is applying to his legs. Hardaway will not quit, not with all the hard work and sacrifices that he’s made. Suddenly Hardaway stops reaching for the ropes; Hardaway turns, rears back with his fist and clobbers Ace Slaughter in the face, twice and three times. Slaughter doesn’t release the hold, but the temporary break in Slaughter’s increasing leverage gives Hardaway a window of opportunity to lunge forward and grab the ropes. The referee instructs Slaughter to break the hold. The Hardaway fans cheer and the Slaughter fans groan.
Zach Davis: Kevin Hardaway fights with everything that he has to reach the ropes and Ace Slaughter is forced to break the hold! An incredible display of fortitude by K-Hard!
Bobby Cairo: Hardaway is a tough man, no question. He gave up a lot of energy to reach the ropes, but he had to do it. Slaughter also exerted a lot of energy in applying the hold. The question now becomes, who has more gas left in their tank?
Shannan Lerch: Both men are slowly rising to their feet. Slaughter is up first and he’s charging at Hardaway with a head of steam!
Slaughter charges Hardaway and connects with a devastating running lariat, but the force of the move combined with Slaughter’s momentum sends both men flying over the top tope and crashing to the floor outside the ring.
Zach Davis: Oh my god we have pure carnage outside of the ring! Slaughter and Hardaway both hit the ground hard and neither man is moving right now!
Bobby Cairo: I’ve taken those kinds of hits and I can tell you that it’s a shock to the system. You have no idea where you are yet there’s an impending sense of urgency. Your instincts are telling you that you have to scramble to your feet and be prepared to defend yourself.
Shannan Lerch: It doesn’t look like Hardaway or Slaughter can scramble at the moment, and the ref is counting them out!
The fans are worried for the health of their heroes as they’re still chanting their names, imploring Ace and K-Hard to rise from the brink of defeat, shake off the cobwebs and make one more surge for victory. Keith, Melissa and Mini-Ace are clearly concerned for Ace but none of them interferes in the match for risk of getting Slaughter disqualified. The referee is but a bystander as he calmly administers his count, with both combatants in danger of being counted out.
Bobby Cairo: This is a moment of truth for these two warriors. Both of these men have to find their wits, dig deep for that one last burst of energy and prove that they are truly the better man and better competitor.
Zach Davis: Neither man wants to lose this match and I’m sure they would give almost anything for the win, but human bodies have their limits. I don’t know if Slaughter or Hardaway has anything left to give.
Shannan Lerch: I think I see movement at ringside... is it, yes Ace Slaughter is pulling himself up by the ring apron! He’s running on fumes but he’s doing anything he can to climb into the ring! He’s pure guts that Slaughter, pure guts!
Slaughter slowly but surely uses the leverage of the ring apron to pull himself to a standing position. Slaughter slides into the ring and pumps his fist as his fans laud him with a hero’s reception, believing that Slaughter has secured the victory with his last burst of energy. Suddenly a hand grabs Slaughter’s foot and pulls him out of the ring... it’s K-Hard! The Hardaway fans erupt in cheers. K-Hard slides into the ring to avoid being counted out and then rolls back to the floor. Hardaway and Slaughter have both been rejuvenated as they exchange wild, looping punches that solidly connect, but neither man goes down or claims a clear advantage.
Zach Davis: Slaughter and Hardaway are fighting with every fiber of their being! Both of these men are laying it on the line to claim victory in this bitter grudge match! You’ve gotta love WCF action, nobody else is producing matches of this caliber I can promise you that!
Hardaway manages to gain the advantage in striking and he seizes the opening by grabbing Slaughter by his hair and dragging him over to one of the television cameras. Hardaway grabs the camera cable and wraps it around Slaughter’s neck.
Bobby Cairo: Kevin Hardaway has thrown the rulebook out the window. He’s choking the life out of Ace Slaughter. I can feel the hate emanating from Kevin Hardaway’s soul and it’s directed entirely at Ace Slaughter!
Shannan Lerch: Mini-Ace! Mini-Ace has grabbed the camera cable!
Mini-Ace kicks Hardaway in the shin and yanks the camera cable from his hand, allowing Slaughter to break free from his noose. Hardaway angrily pie-faces Ace, sending him hard to the ground. The Slaughter fans spew their vitriol at Hardaway but he doesn’t give a damn. Melissa and Keith scream at K-Hard and pull Mini-Ace away to safety while the referee does his best to control the situation.
Zach Davis: We have mayhem at ringside and it looks like the referee is sending Ace’s crew, Melissa, Keith and Mini-Ace to the back! He’s ejecting them from the ringside area!
Shannan Lerch: Oh, come on! That’s not fair! Hardaway should have been disqualified for attacking Mini-Ace! You can’t put your hands on a midget unless you’ve paid for it first... this is America!
Bobby Cairo: Hardaway did nothing wrong. Mini-Ace invaded Hardaway’s territory, intervened in matters that did not concern him, and paid a heavy price for his actions. Let that be a lesson to the American administration and its foreign policy advisors.
Slaughter, having seen what happened to Mini-Ace, is infuriated beyond the point of any reasonable thought process. Oblivion takes over now. Slaughter unleashes a primal scream, runs full speed at Hardaway and tackles him to the ground. Slaughter goes ballistic on Hardaway and unleashes the Slaughterstomp on his fallen foe, viciously stomping every part of Hardaway’s body with malice and vengeance.
Shannan Lerch: Slaughter has snapped! He’s trying to injure Hardaway! He’s not paying attention to the referee, the fans or anything else; Ace is literally trying to stomp Kevin Hardaway to death!
Bobby Cairo: You should never let anger rule you. It blinds your better judgment and opens your defenses to be exploited by the opposition. Slaughter needs to calm himself and gain control of his mind.
Zach Davis: Slaughter is opening a can of whoop ass on K-Hard and his fans are loving it!
Slaughter isn’t content to simply stomp the crap out of Hardaway, he has something more devious in mind...
Bobby Cairo: Am I crazy or is Slaughter dragging Hardaway toward our direction?
Zach Davis: Uh-oh... this cannot be good.
Shannan Lerch: Run! Run for your lives for god’s sake, run!
Cairo, Zach and Shannan rise up from their seats and back away from the announce table as Slaughter slams Hardaway’s body onto the table. The fans are clamoring in anticipation of what’s about to happen. Slaughter steadies himself as he climbs onto the table and lets out a bellowing roar. “It ends now!” Slaughter exclaims as he grabs Hardaway’s legs, picks him up and awkwardly spins him around while still standing on top of the table.
Zach Davis: What the hell is this maniac Slaughter planning on doing exactly?!
Bobby Cairo: Well, Zach, I think he’s about to--
Shannan Lerch: Slaughterknocker!
Slaughter and Hardaway both go crashing through the table from the force of the Slaughterknocker. Slaughter and Hardaway are laid out in the rubble of the table and presumed dead as the fans chant “Holy shit!” over and over.
Zach Davis: Jesus Christ! Slaughter has destroyed Hardaway, the announce table and himself!
Bobby Cairo: That’s the risk of putting a table next to the ring. I don’t normally advocate stealing ideas from WCW, but you guys really should think about relocating to some clandestine location on either side of the entrance ramp.
Shannan Lerch: Somebody get the medics! Slaughter and Hardaway are both hurt bad!
Several tense moments pass as neither Hardaway nor Slaughter is moving. The referee isn’t even counting at this point, he’s checking on both competitors to make sure that they’re okay to continue the match. Hardaway and Slaughter are both babbling incoherently, possibly speaking in tongues or some ancient Celtic language. The referee accepts this as a sign that both men are able to continue. Eventually both men return from their semi-conscious states and slowly grasp for something, anything, not entirely sure of where they are but knowing that they must find a path back into that squared circle that hovers above them.
Zach Davis: I don’t believe it! How are these men still competing, still pushing forward in this match?!
Bobby Cairo: Balls, pure balls and fortitude. There’s no other way to explain it.
Shannan Lerch: Both men are bleeding badly; the blood is streaming down their faces! Ace Slaughter’s mask has turned a shade of crimson!
Slaughter and Hardaway gradually find their bearings and slowly inch forward out of the wreckage and toward the ring. Each man tries to grab the bottom ring rope and pull himself to his feet, before the other man drags him down by his leg. They take turns in this exercise before finally stumbling away from each other and sliding into the ring. The crowd erupts as both of these men have found their way back into the ring, back to their feet, locked in a staredown just as the match began.
Zach Davis: The drama has been building throughout this match! Who will emerge victorious after all the blood and sweat has been shed?
Neither man hesitates to engage as Slaughter and Hardaway simultaneously move in for the kill. Slaughter and Hardaway exchange powerful strikes, punches, kicks, knees and elbows, but this time Slaughter earns the striking advantage as he jolts Hardaway with a vicious uppercut to the chin that knocks Hardaway to the mat. Slaughter pulls Hardaway to his feet and sets him up for a cradle piledriver. Hardaway musters all of his strength to block the move, and then counters with a back bodydrop that sends Slaughter crashing to the mat. Hardaway is ready to end this match. He runs toward the ropes, springboard flips backward and goes for the Lionstomp onto the fallen Ace Slaughter. Slaughter alertly rolls out of the way just before Hardaway can hit the move, but Hardaway lands on his feet.
Zach Davis: That could have been the end right there if Hardaway had connected with the Lionstomp!
Bobby Cairo: Slaughter had enough sense to counter the Lionstomp but can he regroup and--oh my, Slaughter just hit Hardaway with the Sweet Chin Music!
Shannan Lerch: Shades of HBK! Slaughter is climbing the ropes now!
Hardaway is down in the corner of the ring and Slaughter wastes no time in climbing the ropes. Ace can sense that the end is near; he braces himself before leaping off the top rope. Slaughter contorts his body into a perfectly fluid Frog splash motion before landing with a legdrop across Hardaway’s throat.
Zach Davis: Slaughtermatic! Ace hits the Slaughtermatic and makes the cover!
Zach Davis: Ace Slaughter wins the match! The United States champion Ace Slaughter has defeated Kevin Hardaway!
Bobby Cairo: This building is electric right now and only half the fans are cheering! Everybody should be cheering because both of these competitors deserve a round of applause for their efforts, but congratulations to the United States champion Ace Slaughter for a hard-fought victory over a very tough opponent!
Shannan Lerch: Unbelievable win for Ace Slaughter! He proved that he’s the real deal with tonight’s victory!
“Click Clock Boom” blares over the speakers as the Slaughter fans shower Ace with cheers. Melissa, Keith and Mini-Ace run down the aisle and rejoin Ace inside the ring to celebrate his great victory. They then head to the back.
Zach Davis: Well, good to have you here Bobby.
Bobby Cairo: Indeed, thank you Zach-
Bobby is cut off by Kevin Hardaway, who despite not being able to quite stand up yet, has grabbed a mic from ringside.
Kevin Hardaway: KAAANEEE. Brad Kane. If last week was any indication, everyone and their mom is after you. But the only one you have to worry about is me. So I'm asking you again... You. Me. Till Death Do Us Part. Are you in.. or are you out?
Hardaway is finally to his feet. He looks to the entranceway.. and is met with nothing but silence.
Kevin Hardaway: Fine. Kane, you can't ignore me forever.
Hardaway rolls out of the ring and heads to the back as the announcers shake hands with Bobby Cairo, who exits the ringside area as well.
Tank Reaper Segment
Zach Davis: We're being told Tank is backstage!
Tank opens a door into a small production room and grabs one of the WCF staff members by the shirt.
Tank Reaper: Did you turn on his music during my battle royal?
Staff Guy: No Tank! No! I swear! We were just as confused by it as you were!
Tank Reaper: I call B-S! How did his music play over the speakers and he was standing in the rafters? HUH?
Staff Guy: We're not sure! We tried figuring it out! It wasn't us! Look! We don't even have his music que'd up on any of our computers! It was a glitch or something.
Tank Reaper: You're a glitch!
Tank picks up the guy by his shirt with both hands and throws him back first into the wall! The guy is out cold and Tank turns around to kick a few computer screens and destroy a few other electrical boxes! The lights flicker on and off in the arena.
Zach Davis: Whoa.
The lights come back on as Tank opens the door and closes it leaving the office. Tank begins to walk down the hallway when Seth Lerch catches up to him and lays into him.
Seth Lerch: Listen up you tall son of a bitch! You can't just go around destroying equipment that isn't yours!
Tank Reaper: Shut up and listen to me! I want Chris Avery!! I don't care how or when, but I want him! He distracted me last week, he cost me my United States Title shot earlier tonight..
Seth Lerch: I knew what this was about so I put in some phone calls to Chris. Unfortunately Avery won't answer any emails, calls, or even show up for creative meetings! You have seen and heard from him just as much as I have.. so this is what I'll tell you to do. You want Chris then call him out for Ten..
Tank Reaper: Oh, I'm going to call him out and destroy every piece of his body..
Seth Lerch: Yeah, yeah whatever but since you destroyed some of my electrical equipment, I'm not done with you. Next week you'll be in a match and you'll play by the rules! Check out our new website tomorrow and be prepared, Tank, I'm getting sick and tired of your idea of destroying everything and everyone!
Tank Reaper: Just bring an ambulance to Slam next week to clean up my mess.
Tank walks away out of the frame. Lerch mumbles to himself.
Seth Lerch: Note to self: Stand up to people more. Guess I should've listened to the Superfans.
Scene cuts back to ringside.
Davey Ortega/Greenfever vs Madd Dogg/Creeping Death
Zach Davis: Time for a big tag mach. I don't mean "big" as in "lots of people" but "big" as in "big names."
Shannan Lerch: Davey Ortega and Greenfever are teaming up to take on Madd Dogg and Creeping Death. What an interesting pairing THAT is.
Zach Davis: Indeed. They're long time enemies, up against a team loosely associated with Seth Lerch. Go figure.
The lights drop inside the arena as "Run Rabbit Run" by Rob Zombie begins over the P.A. system.
Ain't nuthin but nuthin'.
They all run like scared little rabbits.
Run rabbit run.
RUN RABBIT RUN!"
As the aggressive drums kick in Greenfever emerges from the darkness. His face and hands are dripping fresh blood. The crowd is incited into a screaming mob. The audience begins to throwing garbage down at him as he makes his way to the ring.
Shannan Lerch: Not too scared of him this time, Zach?
Zach Davis: Yes; terrified actually. Too terrified to even hide under the announcer's desk.
''Smooth Criminal'' By Alian Ant Farm hits. Davey Ortega walks out to a mixed reaction. He smiles to it all. He slowly walks to the ring, waving at the fans as he walks up the steel steps of the ring. He enters the ring and holds his hands up. He then waits for his opponents.
Shannan Lerch: Here is the Co-Commissioner of the WCF! We saw him attack Brad Kane last week.
The arena goes black and red siren lights fade up slowly as the opening to the song plays. A low growl fills the speakers "It is Dark, and Hell is Hot". The song then goes straight in the chorus, and Dogg comes to the stage. Pulling out his katana, he slams it into the stage and rapid fire golden pyros go from right to left, then back across, before a big explosion. He removes his sword and makes a quick stealthy advance to the ring, sliding in.
Zach Davis: Madd Dogg versus Greenfever has been signed for Ten. Two of the most violent, deranged maniacs I've ever had the displeasure of knowing.
A large red curtain comes down from the roof of the arena, covering the Jumbotron and entrance, coming to a rest on the stage. "Bloodlines" by Dethklok starts, and the lights go out. A spotlight comes on from behind the curtain, projecting a blackened figure standing on a see-through box. After a few seconds, the curtain rises, revealing Creeping Death standing on a glass box with a hoodie on. The "Bloodlines" video is playing on the Jumbotron. He methodically lowers his hood and drops off the box, heading down to the ring. A second spotlights hits the ring as CD approaches. CD simply slides into the ring by the near corner and swings his legs around into a sitting position against the bottom turnbuckle. He peels his hoodie off and drops it to the floor. This is where he sits until the match begins.
Shannan Lerch: I hope Creeping Death dies in a fire some day.
The bell rings, and we're off and running. CD slaps Madd Dogg on the back rather hard as he steps to the apron, and Davey Ortega steps out as well, leaving Dogg and Greenfever in the ring. The two tie up, Dogg using his strength to push Fever to a neutral corner. Greenfever, however, latches on to Dogg's cheek with a bite!
Zach Davis: Umm... I don't know how to call that one folks!
Madd Dogg struggles with Fever, as does the ref, because he's just not letting go. Both Ortega and CD are cheering on the action, the ref finally employing a five count. Greenfever releases the bite on four and nine tenths, and hits a spinning backfist without a break! Dogg stumbles across the ring and looks for a tag, but CD begins jawing with Ortega across the ring, not paying attention. Fever takes full advantage with a roll up!
Shannan Lerch: No!
Dogg kicks out with authority, and on the way up levels Greenfever with a boot to the chest. Fever rolls to his stomach and is placed ina side headlock. Dogg bends down and begins feigning a bite to the face, but just nibbles, messing with Fever. Ortega has enough of the games and comes in like a house of fire, stomping the hell out of Dogg as the ref yells in his face. Greenfever takes the break and gathers himself in a corner, and as Ortega exits, Fever catches Dogg off guard again with a big time leaping headbutt! Dogg crumbles to the mat below. Fever makes a quick tag to Ortega who directly hits a Lionsault!
Zach Davis: Dogg kicks out!
Ortega picks the poor guy up and gets reverses. Dogg presses Ortega back into the ropes and catches him with a desperation powerslam. Ortega shakes it off fast, though, and locks Dogg up in an armbar. Dogg reaches out to tag in CD, but CD doesn’t reach at all. Ortega pulls Madd Dogg to the middle of the ring and pulls him up by the armbar, throws him into the ropes and spears the crap out of him! The Setting Sun! Ortega tags in Greenfever, and Greenfever locks in The Move You Fear!
Shannan Lerch: This has to be it!
Despite the fact that Madd Dogg doesn't seem to be tapping out, the referee calls for the bell!
Zach Davis: What the?
After calling for the bell, the ref doesn't even tell Greenfever to release the hold. Davey Ortega enters the ring.. and shakes the referee's hand. Creeping Death looks pissed for a moment, and thinks about getting into the ring to attack someone, but looks at Madd Dogg in pain, shrugs his shoulders, and heads out.
Shannan Lerch: Creeping Death has his World Title match at Ten; don't think he cares too much about this little situation.
Zach Davis: But what is the deal with this referee?
Shannan Lerch: His name is Stanley Moser, one of WCF's senior referees and a long time friend of my brother and I.
Zach Davis: ...oh. THAT explains it.
Stanley Moser watches as eventually Greenfever releases the hold. Moser raises Greenfever and Ortega's arms in the air before the two men exit the ring.
Shannan Lerch: What a great match.
Zach Davis: Bullshit, but whatever. Greenfever will get what he has coming to him one of these days..
Jay Price Segment
The camera cuts back to the office of Seth Lerch, with a shot of him sitting behind his desk with his face resting in his hands. Seth looks up as he hears the sounds of the cameraman walking into the room.
Seth Lerch: Ladies and gentleman earlier today I received some rather disheartening news about one of our own. As many of you may have seen last week, an unsanctioned brawl took place between Logan and Jay Price. And as many of you also know, that brawl ended with Jay Price lying unconscious on the pavement outside, bleeding from the mouth and nose. Tonight, it's my duty as the owner of WCF to inform you all of his current condition. Shannan will you please come in here.
Shannan Lerch walks into the office, her eyes red and puffy from crying.
Seth Lerch: Shannan brought me the news earlier in the form of a video that was shot at the hospital. I thought it would be best if the situation was explained by a medical profession, so go ahead and roll that footage.
The live feed is cut and is replaced by the following video.
Inside of a hospital room, an obviously distraught Shannan Lerch is sitting beside the bed of Jay Price, her eyes wet with tears as she tries to keep from crying. A doctor walks into the room holding a clipboard and clears his throat. Shannan looks over and sees him and stands up.
Shannan Lerch: Doctor is he going to be okay? Please tell me that he's going to be okay.
Doctor: As far as we can tell he suffered severe damage to his neck. From the tests that we have done, we've discovered a fractured cervical vertebrae, two herniated disks and a pulled muscle. The good news however is that he should be able to fully recover and there is no indications that he won't be able to lead a normal life again.
Shannan Lerch: What about wrestling? It's his life.
Doctor: There have been cases of athletes experiencing the same injuries and they have made comebacks. But the risks involved are serious enough that I myself would discourage any such thing.
Shannan Lerch: Well what about him still being unconscious? I mean...he'll wake up eventually right?
Doctor: That's the other thing that has us worried. He's been slipping in and out of consciousness since he arrived here Monday night and we can't seem to keep him conscious. Our thought process is that he suffered a severe concussion and that, along with his injuries, has us worried that he might end up slipping into a coma.
Shannan places her hand over her mouth as she takes a step back. The tears in her eyes start rolling down her cheeks as she is slowly losing the will to hold them back.
Doctor: I'm really sorry ma'am. I'll be sure to do everything that I can to help him, but for now all we can do is pray that he is as strongly willed as he is strong on the outside.
The doctor takes one last look at Price's monitors and writes down some things on his clipboard before turning and exiting the room. Shannan takes her seat back at Price's bedside and places her hands on top of his.
Shannan Lerch: Come on Jay...don't do this to me.
The video cuts and the live feed comes back. Shannan is sitting in a chair beside Seth's desk, crying her eyes out as Seth tries to comfort her. The cameraman signals to Seth that they are live again and he stands back up.
Seth Lerch: As you saw the injuries that Jay suffered are no joking matter. The doctor's are talking about surgery already and it looks like he will be missing some time. There is no official word on when he may return, but the thought process seems to be anywhere from 4 to 6 weeks..maybe even longer. I'll make sure to keep you all informed, but for now I think it's best to go on with the show.
Seth motions for the cameraman to leave as he kneels down beside Shannan once again, trying to comfort her. The live feed cuts with a shot of Shannan crying in her brother's arms.
Mikami vs Johnny Reb vs Awesome Man vs Rick Mad vs Dake Ken vs Brad Kane vs Slickie T
World Title Contendership Battle Royal
Zach Davis: Main event time!
Shannan Lerch: Earlier tonight we saw Awesome Man get added to this match for some reason. So now, seven men will compete to see who gets into the Ten main event.
Zach Davis: Who will join Torture, Creeping Death, and Logan? Not counting Awesome Man, all of these men have some kind of issue with Torture.
The lights go out and Mikami's double-M logo appears on the JumboTron as "Unholy Confessions" by Avenged Sevenfold plays. The lights turn back on but are now red, revealing Mikami standing at the top of the ramp. He runs down the ramp, dives into the ring and then jumps back up to his feet.
Shannan Lerch: Mikami WAS a member of the Team of Torture, and from what I hear, feels like he was misused. He's been on a quest to defeat Torture for quuiittee a while now.
The opening chords of "Bad Company" by Bad Company filter through the arena. The stage and the surrounding area go dark. As the actual lyrics begin, blue lights illuminate a figure dressed in a grey Confederate frock coat and an officer's slouch hat.
Always on the run.
He steps out onto the ramp and the stage lights return to normal.
Is the rising sun.
Johnny’s appearance draws a mixed reaction from the crowd, with about half the fans solidly behind him.
I was born 6-gun in my hand,
Behind a gun, I make my final stand.
The Inveterate Confederate starts down the ramp, slowly, and pauses halfway down.
That's why they call me...
Suddenly, a fountain of pyros erupts behind him to coincide with the change in the song's tempo. Johnny raises his hands and lifts his head, making a beckoning motion, reveling in the crowd’s attentions, favorable or not.
Bad Company. And I can't deny,
Bad Company, til the day I die.
Reb lowers his arms and continues toward the ring.
Deserters we are called,
Chose a gun
And threw away the sun.
Now these towns,
They all know our name.
Is our claim to fame.
Johnny walks up the steel steps. He stalks to the far corner and climbs onto the second turnbuckle, posing for the crowd.
I can hear them say..
Bad Company, and I won’t deny.
Bad. Bad Company, til the day I die.
The music fades away as Johnny hops off the turnbuckle and removes the hat and coat.
Zach Davis: And here is Johnny Reb! Current Tag Team Champion and former World Champion, Torture took the belt away from him. In a match with Mikami also involved, actually.
Wake up in the morning feeling like P. Diddy
Grab my glasses, I'm out the door, I'm gonna hit this city
Before I leave, brush my teeth with a bottle of Jack
'Cause when I leave for the night I ain't comin' back..
Don't stop, make it pop!
DJ, blow my speakers up!
Tonight, I'mma fight
'Til we see the sunlight!
Tick tock on the clock
But the party don't stop, no!
Awesome Man explodes out from behind the curtain! The crowd doesn't quite know what to make of him as he walks to the ring with a spring in his step, high fiving fans as he goes. He slides in and climbs the turnbuckle, raising his arms in the air.
Shannan Lerch: Not too many men get this kind of opportunity on their first night... we'll see if Awesome Man can capitalize!
Zach Davis: Interesting choice of entrance music, I have to say.
Evenflow by Pearl Jam hits, and Rick Mad steps out. The fans boo him as he walks to the ring, ignoring them. He slides in, climbs up a turnbuckle and poses as green pyro shoots from the other three turnbuckles.
Shannan Lerch: Rick Mad made his return at One, aiding Logan. You have to wonder.. if Rick wins this match, does this help Logan's chances at Ten?
"Bow Down" by Born of Osiris hits on the PA system. The lights dim down as the guitars and drums hit as spot lights focus on the curtain. Dake pops out from behind the curtain with both arms raised. He pauses for a moment and looks around the arena, soaking in the fan reaction, before lowering his arms and starting down the ramp. He slaps a few fans' hands as he makes his way to the ring. He walks over to the steps and quickly walks up them. He plays to the crowd a bit before stepping into the ring and making his way to the far turnbuckle. He hops up onto the second rope and poses to the crowd.
Zach Davis: AND HERE IS DAKE KEN! Dake Ken is currently the ONLY man that can say he took the World Title away from Torture. We haven't seen him for a while but he looks well rested.
The house lights go out in the arena as the opening of "Prayer Of The Refugee" by Rise Against flares up. Strobe lights begin to go insane.
"Warm yourself by the fire son
And the morning will come soon
I’ll tell you stories of a better time
In a place that we once knew
Before we packed our bags
And left all this behind us in the dust
We had a place that we could call home
And a life no one could touch"
Brad Kane appears in the entry way as the crowd cheers seeing him. Brad inhales before he makes his way down the ring. A few hands get slapped but not many as once Brad is at ringside, he hops up on the ring apron. The lights are back to normal as they enter the ring as he heads to the nearest turnbuckle and goes up to the middle buckle. Some take pictures as he steps down, inhaling once more as he does the same thing on the other side of the ring. He then backs into the corner as he then waits for the match to begin as his entrance song fades off.
Shannan Lerch: Brad Kane might disagree with you about Dake Ken being the only man to take the World Title away from Torture, I think. Even though that match was taken off the record books.
The arena fades to black as a red, white, and green spotlights begin to circle the crowd and a red glow appears on the left side of the stage, a white glow in the middle, and a green glow on the right, as “Gravesend (Lake of Fire)” by Lordz of Brooklyn begins to blast over the speakers and the three lights come together in the center of the stage where Slickie T stands with his back turned to the crowd, his arms extended to form the shape of a “T”. He watches as the screen shows a roulette wheel spinning as the pill comes to settle on the green 00 space and the camera zooms in on the pill until the screen becomes completely white and then “Slickie T the Ace of Hardcore” scrolls across the screen in black in front of a waving Italian flag. Slickie then quickly turns as the pill settles in the 00 space and red, white, and green pyros explode behind him as he slowly makes his way down the ramp, slapping hands with those who are reaching out to him. As he reaches the ring, he quickly climbs the ring stairs, looking out over the crowd before grabbing the top rope and vaulting over the top of it and into the middle of the ring. After glancing over the crowd with a thin smile on his face, he climbs a turnbuckle and throws his arms out once again to form a “T” before backflipping off the top turnbuckle and back into the middle of the ring as the lights come up once again.
Zach Davis: And last but certainly not least is Mr. Allen Guiliano, Slickie T! Slickie is in the most interesting position here, as he just main evented One with Torture.. where Torture managed to win. He's looking to redeem himself tonight.
All seven men are in the ring... and the bell sounds! The ring immediately explodes into chaos. Mikami and Johnny Reb immediately begin brawling. Slickie T and Dake Ken meet once more and trade lefts and rights. Brad Kane and Rick Mad fight also, while Awesome Man cautiously watches the scene unfold.
Shannan Lerch: This is tough to call, there is a lot going on in the ring with seven world class competitors!
Mikami forces Reb into a turnbuckle and hits him with several strikes to the midsection. He then backs up and runs at Reb, going for some striking move, but Reb catches him and launches him over the top rope-
Zach Davis: Is Mikami out already!?
No, Mikami lands on the apron! Reb runs at him and goes to knock him off, but Mikami catches Reb with a shoulder to his stomach through the ropes followed by a Sunset Flip!
Shannan Lerch: Good save by Mikami.
Mikami kicks at Reb a bit before lifting him up, but Reb starts fighting back. Reb kicks Mikami away and then goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Mikami lands behind him, spins him around, and hits a Diamond Cutter!
Zach Davis: Good move! Mikami is quite motivated tonight.
Slickie T, meanwhile, has Dake Ken in a Boston Crab.
Shannan Lerch: No, Slickie can't win by submission, but if you take out someone's legs its going to make fighting them a hell of a lot easier.
Slickie eventually releases the hold. He picks Dake up and brings him back down with a Russian Suplex.
Zach Davis: A lot of the competitors in this match, Slickie T and Johnny Reb especially, are known for their high flying. But in a battle royal like this, you do NOT want to go to the turnbuckle or do a lot of springboard moves.. this cuts their offense down quite a bit.
And as Slickie gets up, he's met with the first offensive moves by Awesome Man. Awesome Man runs at him and hits a Lariat from behind, causing Slickie to stumble forward. Awesome Man tosses Slickie over the top rope!
Shannan Lerch: What if Awesome Man eliminated Slickie T on his first night here?! That would be insane!
But Slickie lands on the apron. He then Springboards over the top, wasting no time, going for a Missile Dropkick on Awesome Man. Awesome Man sidesteps him, however. As Slickie gets up Awesome Man lifts him up and hits a Protoplex!
Zach Davis: Good move by Awesome Man there.
Brad Kane grabs Awesome Man from behind and throws him to the ropes, and as Awesome Man comes back, Kane hits an Exploder Suplex!
Shannan Lerch: And an amazing move by Brad Kane!
But as soon as Kane is done with the move, Rick Mad grabs him from behind and executes a German Suplex!
Zach Davis: ..And a great move by Mad.. what next?
Rick turns around and is met with the Bitch Kick by Dake Ken! Rick flies half way across the ring. Dake Ken turns around and Johnny Reb hits him with a Facebreaker DDT!
Shannan Lerch: All these men are at their best tonight!
Mikami runs at Reb now, but Reb has noticed the pattern of everyone hitting a big move on the last person to do it, and he's expecting to be attacked. Reb sidesteps Mikami and hits him with the Facebreaker DDT as well!
Zach Davis: The former Champion is on a roll!
But by now Awesome Man is back up and is able to surprise Johnny Reb with a Reverse STO!
Shannan Lerch: Awesome Man, out of nowhere with that Reverse STO..
Rick Mad and Brad Kane have both gotten to their feet as well now, and in an unlikely alliance, they run at Awesome Man and hit him with a Linked Clothesline. They pick Awesome Man up and go to throw him over the top.
Zach Davis: These kinds of matches make strange bedfellows, as they say. Or something. Someone says it. You know what I mean.
But Awesome Man fights it and refuses to be thrown over. Mikami grabs Rick Mad from behind and DDTs him to the mat.
Shannan Lerch: The history behind Rick Mad and Mikami is an interesting factor here as well. Rick Mad was "controlling" Mikami for quite a bit of time, giving him orders and whatnot. Mad just came back recently, only to be followed by Steve Carr.. Mikami's past is coming back to haunt him, in a way.
Zach Davis: More like Mikami is haunting his past, actually, because he has the best of Rick Mad right now!
Shannan Lerch: Zach, sometimes you say stupid things.
Mikami picks Mad up and goes to kick him, but Mad catches it and hits a Dragonscrew Legwhip! Rick then goes to lock in a Figure Four, but Mikami kicks him away. Mikami grabs Mad and throws him to the ropes.. Rick Mad ducks Mikami's attack.. and goes for a Clothesline From Hell!
Zach Davis: Huge impactful Clothesline there-
But Mikami ducks that and Dropkicks Mad, sending him flying over the top!
Shannan Lerch: There goes Rick Mad! No Ten main event for him!
Zach Davis: Indeed, Mad has been the first man eliminated here tonight.
In the corner, Brad Kane is working over Awesome Man. He hits a few kicks, then backs up, runs at him.. and hits a Running Corner Shining Wizard!
Shannan Lerch: Nice!
And Dake Ken sees an opportunity, he runs at Brad Kane and goes for another Bitch Kick, but Kane ducks it and Dake's leg flies over the top rope. Kane quickly grabs him and throws him over!
Zach Davis: There goes Dake Ken!
Shannan Lerch: We are down to Brad Kane, Slickie T, Johnny Reb, Mikami, and the newcomer, Awesome Man.
Johnny Reb runs up to Kane and goes for a Dropkick, causing Kane to fly out of the ring!
Zach Davis: He's gone!
No! Kane grabs onto the top rope and "skins the cat," getting back into the ring. Mikami had already gone on the attack on Johnny Reb, hitting him with several Roundhouse Kicks. Reb stumbles backwards and Mikami throws Reb over. Reb lands on the apron and kicks Mikami, causing him to stumble away. Johnny Reb jumps onto the top rope to springboard, but Mikami runs at him and bounces off the ropes, causing Reb to lose his balance and topple to the outside!
Shannan Lerch: Oof! That looked painful!
Zach Davis: Kinda what we said about high flyers being at a disadvantage here.. Reb is gone.
Mikami turns to his opponents. Brad Kane and Slickie T are brawling, Awesome Man is stalking them, waiting for an opportunity. Mikami does the same, and soon grabs Slickie T and hits him with a few forearms to the head. This leaves Awesome Man to begin assaulting Brad Kane. Mikami throws Slickie to the ropes, and as he's coming back Mikami executes a Flying Head Scissors, sending Slickie T sliding out of the ring!
Shannan Lerch: Slickie isn't eliminated, as he went out through the bottom rope. Has to be thrown over the top to be eliminated.
Meanwhile, Brad Kane has gotten the best of Awesome Man, hitting him with several knife edge chops. He ends it with a kick to the gut and then the AMG Driver!
Zach Davis: Things are looking good for Brad Kane!
He turns towards Mikami, who runs at him and Clotheslines him down. Mikami then surveys the ring, turning around and looking at Awesome Man, then back to Brad Kane.
Shannan Lerch: Mikami, trying to decide who to go after..
Turns back to Awesome Man, then back to Brad Kane.. who kips up and hits a European Uppercut!
Zach Davis: Brad Kane, out of nowhere!
Mikami stumbles backwards, and Kane runs at him and hits the John Woo Running Dropkick to the Chest! Mikami flies over the top rope!
Shannan Lerch: Mikami is gone! Great effort from him this week, but it wasn't quite enough to get the job done.
Zach Davis: You have to wonder if having Steve Carr on his mind played any factor in this. You know that Mikami will say no, but I'm not so certain.
Shannan Lerch: Anyway, only Brad Kane and Awesome Man left in the ring right now, and- wait what!?
Davey Ortega is ringside out of nowhere! He grabs Brad Kane and pulls him out, hitting him with lefts and rights.
Zach Davis: Another random attack on Brad Kane... when will it stop?
Davey Ortega grabs Kane and throws him over the guardrail on the outside. Ortega then climbs out with him and the two men begin brawling through the crowd.
Shannan Lerch: What is going on? We have a match going on here!
Awesome Man is standing in the ring, and he looks around... and sees that there is no one else left. He raises his arms in victory!
Zach Davis: AWESOME MAN IS GOING TO TEN!?
Shannan Lerch: This previously unknown superstar has defeated some of WCF's best... I guess Ten really will be about the past, present, and future! Awesome Man is the future!
Awesome Man looks around after celebrating, reaches up... and rips off his mask.
Zach Davis: OH FOR THE LOVE OF CAIRO.
TORTURE is underneath Awesome Man's mask, and he has the biggest shit eating grin ever on his face. He points to his head, showing the crowd that he outsmarted everyone all along.
Shannan Lerch: What the hell does this mean!? Torture is going to defend the belt against.. a clone of himself or something?
And all of a sudden, Torture turns around AND IS FACE TO FACE WITH SLICKIE T! Torture's jaw drops and Slickie T hits an Omerta out of nowhere, sending Torture flying over the top!
Zach Davis: HAHA! SLICKIE T WINS!
Torture spills to the outside, and he gets up, incredibly pissed. The bell rings. He looks around, livid. He picks up the ring stairs and throws them to the ground, kicks the guardrail, etc. Fans at ringside laugh as Torture flips out. In the ring, Slickie is getting his arm raised, and Torture is furious.
Shannan Lerch: THERE YOU HAVE IT! Creeping Death versus Logan versus Slickie T versus Torture!
Zach Davis: What an amazing match. I can't wait Shannan.
Master of Puppets hits.
Shannan Lerch: Uh oh. What does Seth have to say?
Seth Lerch steps out from the back. Torture looks towards the entryway, hope in his eye, perhaps thinking that Seth is going to make things right. Slickie T frowns a bit, not having too great a history with Seth. Seth gets on the mic.
Seth Lerch: Wow... wow. I'm embarrassed. Torture was Awesome Man? ... I really should have seen that coming.
Booing from the crowd.
Seth Lerch: Hear that, Torture? You embarrassed me. Do you think I was just going to ignore that, because we used to pretend to be friends? I'm getting tired of it, Torture. Getting tired of your cheating, your lying, your manipulations. The WCF locker room is as well, and the WCF fans. That is why, Torture.. I have a punishment for you.
Torture frowns. The crowd is curious.
Seth Lerch: At Ten... IF you lose the World Title... which, I have a feeling you just might... TORTURE, YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE ANOTHER WORLD TITLE SHOT FOR SIX MONTHS!
The crowd pops huge! Torture is pissed, once again. Slickie smiles to himself in the ring.
Shannan Lerch: That is HUGE! The new Champion wouldn't have to deal with Torture for half a year?!
Zach Davis: Could Torture really stay out of the World Title picture for half a year? I don't know if I believe it.
Seth Lerch: And Torture, I'm not done. A little over two years ago... I booked a match. The biggest match in WCF history. Creeping Death versus Logan versus Brad Kane versus Torture. Remember what happened, Tort? WCF nearly closed, you got stripped of your World Title, and we got Jack of Blades versus Logan instead. Tonight, my dream of having that match was ALMOST realized... until Slickie T won this match instead. But I'm a fair man, and if you remember, Brad Kane never got eliminated. And that is why I'm adding him to the Ten main event!
Another huge pop from the crowd!
Shannan Lerch: NOW it is the biggest match in WCF history!
Zach Davis: Slickie T, Brad Kane, Creeping Death, Logan, and Torture... all in one ring!
Seth Lerch: Good luck, Tort. You're gonna need it.
Master of Puppets hits again, and Seth leaves. Slickie looks down at Torture, and Torture looks up at Slickie, hatred in his eyes.
Shannan Lerch: This is all we have time for tonight..
Zach Davis: See you next week!
Slam fades to black.