Drunk and Crazy by Mogwai plays and Slam is on the air! We go to our announcers, as always, Zach and Shannan.
Zach Davis: Welcome to the first Slam we've had in quite a while! Zach here, with Shannan.
Shannan Lerch: HUGE show tonight.. eight matches! Lets get right to them.
Zach Davis: In our main event, Logan and Odin Balfore go one on one. Ever since Balfore attacked Seth, Logan has been out to get him.
Shannan Lerch: Speaking of Balfore, he currently possesses the World Title. Johnny Reb, the REAL Champion, does not. Wonder what'll happen with that!
Zach Davis: We have another classic matchup on our hands... a Jay Williams versus Brad Kane. That is going to be a stiff one.
Shannan Lerch: We'll determine our new Hardcore Champion tonight as Switches the Clown goes one on one with Oblivion. What a bizarre company we run here..
Zach Davis: We have three Television Title Contendership matches, to determine who will go onto Helloween to fight in a Triple Threat Ladder Match for that belt.
Shannan Lerch: Aaron Miles vs Roy Speede, D-Day vs Jake Keeton, and Lawnmower Jones vs Doc Henry. Should be good.
Zach Davis: Four wrestlers not featured in War will go at it. Vic, Casper Blackhart, Kamikaze, and my personal favorite, Kaylyn James Evans.
Shannan Lerch: We've got another fourway too, but this one is a five minute over the top battle royal.. and if you're eliminated, you're fired. Eric Wright, El Mideo Extremo, Adam Young, and Ryan Blake.
Zach Davis: Let's start the show!
Master of Puppets begins to play.
Zach Davis: Hm.. starting the show off with Seth Lerch, huh?
Out steps not just Seth, but also Logan and Lawnmower Jones.
Shannan Lerch: Well this is.. intriguing, to say the least.
Zach Davis: Yes.. what a "team."
The three men walk to the ring. Jones is sneering at the fans, while Logan and Seth are basically ignoring them. The three enter the ring.
Shannan Lerch: Looks like they're all business tonight.
Seth grabs a mic.
Seth Lerch: The first thing I'd like to do is introduce to you fans tonight.. the winner of War X and NEW World Heavyweight Champion... JOHNNNNNNNY RREEBB!!
The fans explode as Sweet Home Alabama begins playing! Johnny Reb steps out from the back, the new Champion.
Zach Davis: Conspicuous by its absence.. the World Title, which Odin Balfore stole at the end of War last week.
Reb walks to the ring, also business, but clearly humbled by the reaction of the fans. He enters the ring.
Seth Lerch: Reb, we've had our differences, of course. I don't need to bring up the situation with Doc and Dixie Pride and whatnot..
Reb's face sours.
Seth Lerch: ..but that is all in the past. Long story short, I've always known that you've had it in you to be one of the greatest wrestlers in this sport. You've established yourself among names such as Logan-
Seth Lerch: -Slickie T, and Torture. You're one of the elite now, Johnny.
Zach Davis: I'm just going to say it. Is Seth creating a new Team of Treachery with Johnny Reb!? Is THAT what we're watching right now?
Seth Lerch: But unfortunately, that moment was ruined. Ruined by a man who, quite frankly, I barely know! A man who is, to me, a nobody, a nothing. A man known as Odin Balfore.
Some fans cheer the monster known as Odin Balfore; most boo. Reb's face hardens.
Seth Lerch: Reb, you proved yourself to be the man that I've always known you to be. But Odin.. he proved something too. First he attacked me a week before War even began, and then he attacked you, and stole the World Title. And in doing that he attacked me a second time, symbolically, by attacking MY World Champion. Don't worry, though, Johnny. Tonight, Logan is going to get that belt back for you, and for me.
Seth Lerch: So Reb, without any further adieu... what do you have to say?
Seth hands Reb the mic.. just as With Oden On Our Side hits. The arena grows dark as the fans get to their feet to catch a glimpse of the stage. The fans stand and cheer an once the vocals starts, the arena lights flash back on and there stands Odin Balfore, centre stage. Odin stares down at the ring with a sinister grin as the fans sing along with the chorus.
Crowd: Futile to resist! You know we have come! Futile to resist... the battle is.. already won!
Crowd: Futile to resist! You know we have come! Futile to resist... the battle is.. already won!
The fans pop insanely right after as Odin begins to walk down the ramp at a slow an methodical pace. Once he gets to the foot of the ring, he steps up on it and looks around the arena again before steping over the ropes..
Crowd: Futile to resist! You know we have come! Futile to resist...
Odin cuts off the fans as he raises his hand in triumph. Odin turns back to the ring as the fans finish their part.
Crowd: The battle is.. already won!
Odin walks over to the announcer and gets handed a mic as he adjusts the WCF World title on his shoulder as he makes his way over to the adjacent corner, across from Seth and company.
Odin Balfore: So is what’s all this about? Is it really about this title right here?
Odin gets met with mixed reactions.
Odin Balfore: Is it about me choke slamming you or is it the third option, the one I think is true. Is this about YOU Seth? Is this about what you want and who you want?
The WCF fans break out in a “ SETH” chant. Odin looks around an addresses them.
Odin Balfore: And you all cheer him. Let me ask you something Seth, when did we flip flop here? I’m sure you want me to come out here and pull some scripted promo on how I’m the baddest guy out here and really send my gimmick home but I’m not. You want this title back? You want it because its yours? Because its Johnny’s? Where were you for five months? Where was Johnny? Better yet, where were any of you? When I got here, none of you were here so don’t think you can just show up again and think your shit don’t stink. Did Johnny rightfully win the WCF title.. Debatable. If you ask me, I smell a set up. I think you only stripped me so that you can play that same old circle jerk game that you’ve been doing for forever a day ago in WCF.
That’s what bothers me. You just decided that because I’m not one of your push over cronies, then I’m a qoute “ nobody”, that’s what you just called me, right; a nobody? I’m a nobody because I haven’t beat them, or I’m not them. To me, these guys are nobodies, I’m recognized world wide by dozens of the worlds top promotions- I’m far from a “ nobody.” I dare you though to go an find anyone whose done more in their first six months in WCF then I have.. You can’t find anyone. What I’ve done in six months is give legitimacy to this title, prestige to this title.. I’m not gonnna pass it around to all my little friends. This whole situation has me scratching my head though because two months ago I was the heel because I ripped down your roster, now I’m the heel because I injured poor Seth Lerch for being a power hungry tyrant.
What I did, I earned- difference is I’m not one of your boys an honestly.. I Look at these three.. An I know that I never will. It’s not about that though, its about my WCF Championship. Well I have a problem with that because I said that I was going to keep this title going into the new year, I’m going to keep it because I’m firmly against this inner circle thing you got going on. You even went as far as to put Logan in my way.. Bad, bad move…
Odin turns around and secures the title to the top rope before turning back around.
Odin Balfore: If you want my title so bad, you want to prove your little faux dominance so bad.. why don’t you come take it.
Seth runs at Balfore and immediately eats a Big Boot. Logan runs at him next, but gets Clotheslined down. This was clearly all in the plan, as Jones has positioned himself behind Balfore and locks in the Jonesmission!
Zach Davis: Oh my!
Johnny takes this opportunity to grab the Title from the top rope and exitting the ring. Logan and Seth roll out next, with Logan pointing at Balfore, yelling that he'll see him later tonight. Seth still has the mic.
Seth Lerch: Balfore, you want this Belt so bad? Try earning it, for real! Beat Logan tonight.. and at Helloween, you have your shot at Reb!
Balfore nods, smiling. Reb backs his way up the ramp, staring intently at his possible challenger.
Remember the Name by Fort Minor hits. Eric Wright walks out as the music starts. On his way to the ring he acts like he's going to give people in the audience high fives but never actually does. Once in the ring he sits on the top rope as if he's bored.
Burn by Dope is blasted through the arena. Coming out from backstage is El Mideo Extremo. He walks down the ramp and jumps on the canvas. Then, he rolls into the ring and looks at the crowd.
The lights dim and “Down and Out” by Tantric Pounds the P.A. system. A white fog rushes the stage. When the lyrics start, Ryan Blake walks on to the stage. The fans go crazy, some boo and some cheer. He rolls his neck, and begins to walk down the ramp. On his way down he gives some high fives to his fans. When he reaches the ring and slides in on his stomach. He comes to his feet and raises his arms, ready for the match to start.
"Fantasy" by Aldo Nova starts playing as smoke fills the entrance. "JERK" appears on the WCFtron in red as "The Jerk" Adam Young steps out from the gorilla position wearing all red. The fans start booing as he raises his left arm in the air in a clinched fist. He walks towards the ring with his trademark icey glare towards the ring. He reaches the ring and kneels down on his right knee and does a cross motion over his chest. He stands up and blows red mist in the air. He slides in under the bottom rope and does a kip up to his feet. He takes his red "Jerk" t-shirt off and fakes out the crowd like he is going to throw it out into the crowd. He just tosses it to the ring side area.
Zach Davis: These men's jobs are on the line here. This is serious. Especially for a WCF veteran such as Adam Young.
And Young goes right on the attack, tackling down Eric Wright and showering him with punches. Meanwhile, Blake ties up with El Mideo Extremo. Blake throws Extremo to the ropes and tries to Clothesline him over but Extremo ducks it and Dropkicks Blake in the chest.
Shannan Lerch: I wonder if Seth trying to get rid of Ryan Blake has anything to do with how he feels about Odin Balfore..
Blake stumbles back but kicks Extremo in the gut and then executes a Snap Suplex before stomping on him. Meanwhile, Young throws Wright to the ropes and hits a Spinebuster before putting him into a Figure Four.
Zach Davis: The goal here isn't totally to win.. the goal is to not lose. Staying grounded is a great strategy.
Eventually Blake turns his attention to Young and kicks him, breaking up the Figure Four. Blake picks Young up and tosses him over the rope!
Shannan Lerch: Young is fired!
No, Young lands on the apron, actually. Blake runs at him but Young drives his shoulder into Blake's ribs. Young then tries to Suplex him out of the ring!, but Blake reverses it and Suplexes Young back in instead.
Zach Davis: Close call for the Jerk.
Extremo is stomping on Wright, and picks him up.. he hits him with an Underhook Powerbomb!
Shannan Lerch: Nice! This isn't an easy match for El Mideo Extremo, a lot of his moveset is very risky for an over the top elimination situation.
Mideo takes a risk and Springboards, hitting a Guillotine Legdrop. He then picks Wright up again and goes to toss him over the top, but Wright fights him off.
Zach Davis: About halfway through the match here..
Ryan Blake does eventually throw Eric Wright over the top rope, and the rest of the match is uneventful and the other three men keep their jobs. Young ends up hitting the 666 after the match is over on both Extremo and Blake.
Dark pink lights start flashing as Crass' "So What" begins to play, as Vic comes meandering down the ramp, patronizing the audience, mocking every person he can, almost getting into an altercation with one member, had the security barrier not been in place. Vic climbs and slides himself into the ring, and walks on over to the ropes and leans around for a bit.
Shannan Lerch: Time for a fatal four way, and the first one out is Vic!
Zach Davis: Vic is one of three making his WCF debut tonight, and I can’t wait to see what this man has in store for us.
“Paranoid” by Dizzee Rascal cues up and as the music explodes as Casper Blackhart appears on the entrance ramp. He stands atop the entrance ramp looking down into the ring listening to the mix reactions of the crowd, before walking on down to the ring, he enters under the bottom rope as he waits.
Shannan Lerch: And Casper Blackhart is making his debut tonight, too.
Zach Davis: But my gosh does this man look focused.
An instrumental of the starting chorus to Eminem's Not Afraid starts to play over the PA system as the lights fade putting the arena into total darkness. Just as the chorus would end there is a bang as the lights turn back on full blast and a cloud of smoke is on the entrance way with a figure standing within it. The chorus starts up once more but this time with the lyrics included as none other than Kaylyn James Evans steps out from within the smoky patch on the stage. As the chorus was being heard throughout the crowd a smiling Kaylyn James Evans was on her way down the ramp with a stride that showed nothing but confidence in herself no matter what the outcome of today's event's would be. Dressed in a pair of Black Jeans, and a white shirt baring her torso, she looked ready for anything in comfort. Reaching the bottom of the ramp way Kaylyn stops and turns to the right heading around the ring and towards the far steps to ascend them and make her way onto the apron. Crossing the apron she stands there looking out at the fans as the lyrics would be at a part that seemed a message she was sending out to everyone at home and in the arena, and you could tell from the smile on her face that’s how she thought it. Hooking her arms on the top rope, in perfect Kaylyn fashion, she flipped back over the top rope and into the ring where she made her way around the ring looking out at all the fans in the arena. After a full rotation around the ring she jumped onto the far right turnbuckle and tossed her hands into the air as the mixed emotions from the crowd played about and Eminems chorus rang through once more. As the music would cut Kaylyn would be focused and ready for what was to come.
Shannan Lerch: And here’s Kaylyn! She’s the one in this match with experience within the WCF, and she’s the clear favorite heading in because of it.
Zach Davis: I dunno, Shannan, did you get a look at Casper Blackhart? That guy looks vicious.
"The Light" by Soulidium begins playing and the lights in the arena dim. Strobe lights flash red on the stage and Kamikaze walks out from the back. The crowd gives a respectable pop at the sight of him. He stops at the top of the ramp and looks out at the crowd. He raises a single fist into the air and lowers his head at the same time. With his head down he pounds his chest twice with his raised fist and then proceeds down the ramp. He climbs into the ring and onto a turnbuckle. He raises both his fists above his head and then drops down to the mat doing some last minute stretches while he waits for the match to start.
The bell rings, and Kaylyn locks up with Vic as Casper locks up with Kamikaze. Kaylyn and Casper get the advantages against their opponents and both think of the same thing, whipping Vic and Kamikaze toward one another. Kamikaze catches Vic with a vicious clothesline, and then gets clubbed in the back of the head by Casper. Kaylyn clotheslines Capser to the mat, and the crowd pops for the chick having the big advantage. She grabs Vic and picks him up to his feet, but Vic catches Kaylyn with a boot to the gut and plants her with a DDT. Meanwhile, Capser and Kamikaze are trading punches. Vic catches Kamikaze with a dropkick to the back which shoves him into Casper, and Casper into the corner, and Casper bounces out of the corner and clotheslines Vic. This sort of clustered attack after attack goes on for several minutes, with nobody getting a clear advantage over the others.
It starts to become clear that Casper is the target of the others’ attacks, and the combined efforts of Vic and Kamikaze are used to throw him over the top rope. Kamikaze bounces off the far rope and suicide dives out of the ring, crashing down on Casper, and Vic and Kaylyn lock up. Vic catches Kaylyn with a boot to the gut, doubling her over, and catches her with an enzuguri, which knocks her to the mat. A young woman starts down the ramp, simply watching the match, and Vic looks up, unphased by her presence, and pulls Kaylyn to her feet. He whips her into the ropes. No! Kaylyn reverses it and whips Vic toward the ropes... And the girl trips Vic, who faceplants into the mat. Kaylyn grabs Vic and hits him with the KY-Bomb, and goes for the pin.
One... Two... Thr-NO!
Kamikaze grabs Kaylyn and throws her out of the ring between the ropes. Outside the ring, the mysterious girl helps Kaylyn to her feet, but Kamikaze goes for the pin.
One... Two... Three!!
Kaylyn was too late trying to break up the pin, and Kamikaze picks up the win! His music hits as he gets to his feet, and the mysterious girl rolls into the ring, grabbing Vic. She picks him up, and hits him with a vicious form of the ace crusher. She grabs a microphone, and the music cuts.
Girl: My name is Hope Dudley, and this... This is just one example of what I can do. Vic just so happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time, and had his hopes broken. And I will do the same to anyone who gets in my way.
She drops the microphone and rolls out of the ring, and Kamikaze’s music returns to the airways as she applauds Kamikaze on his victory.
We cut backstage where Hank Brown is setting up to interview Lawnmower Jones.
Hank Brown: Hello everyone, Hank Brown here with the returning Lawnmower Jones. LJ, needless to say, your return after more than three years hiatus at War was a surprise. Was there any ring rust?
Lawnmower Jones: Shut up ‘Ank, and listen to meh. Lawnmower Jones don’t go through no ring rust. Jones always be ready to thrrrow down! While I was away back ‘ome in Scurrrtland, Jones was thrrrowin’ fisticuffs with the best of ‘em! Even got pisssss drunk one fortnight and tried to punch a burr! I later realized the burr was a stone statchu of James the Ferth!
Hank Brown: You got to work pretty quickly at War, helping Logan out and even eliminating Switches the Clown-
Lawnmower Jones: ‘E was just that, ‘Ank: a clowwwn. Jones don’t like no clowwwns, so I got ‘em in the Jonesmission…and WAM! There’s no clownin’ arrround now! Anyways, I can’t think about the clown no more-he’s old newwws, pal. Tenight, it’s a newww clown: Doc ‘Enry!
Now Doc, I ‘ear you’ve been puttin’ down meh mentor, Looogan. I knowww the ‘istory, ‘Enry. I don’t like it one bit! So like I did to the clowwwn, I’ma do tah yew, ‘Enry. Maybe after I’m done which yew, you can go join his cirrrcus! Yew can both be sad little clowwwns and watch meh celebrate with me TV title! Ha-HA!
Jones leaves the interview.
Hank Brown: There you have it folks. Lawnmower Jones is back and in the mood for mayhem. Back to you Zach and Shannan!
The shot begins a slow zoom into the darkened hallway, just behind Hank. The greased face of Switches the Clown is slowly revealed. His eyes are brimming with wild rage and his mouth is strained into a toothy snarl.
Cameraman: Hank, um... lets get outta here, like, right now.
Switches begins giggling through his brimming rage. Hank and the cameraman proceed to tear-ass down the hall. Switches' giggling degenerates into shouting, hate-filled laughter.
The lights go out in the arena. After several seconds, words written in a bright white begin flashing on the otherwise blackened out Jumbotron. With each fading word, a new word pops up on the screen.
As the last word fades, all five words reappear on the jumbotron at once.
CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW!?!
The lights slowly come back on as 'Hear Me Now' by Hollywood Undead begins to play through the speakers as Roy Speede steps out on stage. He crosses his arms in an X across his chest, with his right arm underneath his left, and his hands in his fists. He bows his head for several seconds, and his chin rests in the gap between his fists.
Shannan Lerch: This next match is sure to be a thriller, ladies and gents!
Zach Davis: And I’m so excited!
Roy drops his right arm, and raises his left arm in the air, with his pointer, middle, and pinky fingers extended, and his ring finger and thumb tucked into his palm. His palm is facing the crowd. He drops his arm, and begins jogging to ringside, high-fiving fans as he goes, before climbing onto the apron, and then climbing the outside of the turnbuckle. He raises his left arm, with the same fingers extended as when he was on stage. He leaps from the turnbuckle into the ring.
Shannan Lerch: Roy Speede is the first one to enter this matchup, and boy does he look focused!
"I Am The Cool" by Screamin Jay Hawkins begins to play as "The Epitome Of Cool" Aaron Miles walks out onto the stage. He pauses at the top of the ramp, shoots a select few lucky ladies a wink, and then saunters down to the ring, occassionally stopping to flirt with the more "blessed" members of the female audience. He then rolls in under the bottom rope and heads for the nearest corner, where he climbs up to the second rope and gestures toward his abs..and the bulge in his trunks..to the delight of the females. Finally he hops down to the mat as his music fades out.
Zach Davis: And there’s Aaron Miles! The Epicome of Cool is on a manhunt!
The bell rings, and the two lock up. Miles gets the advantage and takes Speede down with a hip toss, and Speede rolls to his feet. A dropkick from Miles sends Speede into the turnbuckle, and Speede stumbles out into a hurricanrana. Miles goes for the cover. One... Two... Kickout by Speede, and Miles springs to his feet. Miles with the standing twin leg drop across the chest of Speede, and another pin. One... Two... Kickout. He springs up to the top rope and waits for Speede, who gets to his feet slowly. Miles drops Speede with double axe handle. Miles grabs Speede to slap on The Cure of Omaha’s Lameness, but Speede battles out of it and manages to push Miles into the ropes. Speede kips up to his feet and catches Miles with a clothesline. Speede goes springboard and hits a moonsault across the chest of Miles.
Shannan Lerch: And Speede battling back after having been beaten pretty badly already to start this contest.
Zach Davis: But after a moonsault like that, Shan, anything could happen.
Speede is first to his feet, and he looks down at Miles with a grin on his face. He bounces off the ropes, and catches Miles across the gut with a running shooting star press. He goes for the pin. One... Two... Miles powers out, and Speede picks him back up to his feet. The trading of punches occurs, with Miles coming out on top, and Miles catches Speede with a double underhook backbreaker, and then goes for the pin. One... Two... Kickout by Speede, and Miles springs to the top rope, taunting as he does. “Don’t you WISH you were this cool???” Miles rains down the Cool on the helpless Roy Speede and decides just to make him pass out, slapping on the sleeper.
Shannah Lerch: Fight, Speede! Fight!
Zach Davis: He’s fading, Shannan, and fast!
Speede catches Miles with an elbow to the ribcage, and manages to get the hold broken, and then flips Miles over him with a sort of snapmare style of move, and rolls backwards to his feet before stomping down, catching Miles in the face with the heel of his boot. Speede climbs the turnbuckle, and without a moment of hesitation hits a stunning 450 splash across Miles’ chest. Speede rolls back to his feet.
Shannan Lerch: Impressive 450, and Speede’s in firm control now!
Zach Davis: Indeed, but can he keep it is the question.
Speede gets to his feet and looks down at Miles with a grin on his face. He points to the turnbuckle.
Crowd: Speede Bump! Speede Bump! Speede Bump!
Speede leaps up to the top rope, and raises his arms in the air.
Crowd: Speede! Speede! Speede!
Speede takes off, looking for the Speede Bump, connecting with the fallen Aaron Miles, and goes for the pin. One... Two... Three!!
Shannan Lerch: Speede with the huge win!
Zach Davis: And Aaron Miles must be devastated.
“Hear Me Now” by Hollywood Undead hits the speakers as Speede gets to his feet celebrating his victory.
Shannan Lerch: Well Zach our next match up promises to give us some fireworks as Jake Keeton, “The All-American Nightmare” who returned at WAR, takes on the man he eliminated from WAR, “WCF’s American Hero” D-Day!
Zach Davis: These guys do not like each other at all.
The lights dim, a hush fills the arena and a mixed reaction, surprisingly heavy on the boos billows from the crowd as "Still Unbroken" by Lynyrd Skynyrd hits the PA.
Broken bones, broken hearts
The song suddenly comes to an abrupt halt and is replaced by an unfamiliar song, but one far more fitting for the current attitude of the man it introduces.
Did you hear the one about me being a punk?
The boos grow even louder as the chorus of “Under and Over It” by Five Finger Death Punch brings Jake Keeton through the curtains. He methodically walks to the ring never giving a second glance to the horde of booing fans.
Did you hear the one about me playing the game?
“The All-American Nightmare” pops his neck from side to side and prepares for his opponent as the song finishes.
Zach Davis: Certainly a change in attitude for Jake Keeton.
Shannan Lerch: It’s like night and day.
The lights in the stadium dim to pitch black. "Bulletproof" by 12 Stones blares in the speakers with lights swinging around the stadium lighting up the darkness from the dimmed lights. In cue with the music, pyros of red, white and blue go off with the sound of BANG!!! from Bulletproof. The pyros continue to go off on cue with the word being said. After the third pyro goes off the lights focus on the entrance of the stage where Donald Deruty is standing with his head tilted down. He falls to his knees and throws his hands up in the air where a final set of multi-colored pyros is fired. At the signal of the final pyros the dimmed lights turn back on and light the whole stadium with red, white, and blue lights.
D-Day jumps to his feet as soon as the lights are back on. He takes his time walking down the ramp, as he gives high fives and shakes the hands of the fans. Once he reaches ringside he slowly walks up to the steel steps where he goes one step at a time until he reaches the ropes where he enters the ring with a swaggery hop to his walk. He looks up at the titantron where the sights of his memorial moments in his WCF career can be seen.
Zach Davis: Deruty looks ready to go.
Shannan Lerch: And Keeton looks like he has something to say.
Jake Keeton asks for a microphone and is handed one by a ringside attendant.
Jake Keeton: You all choose to boo me after I did what any other wrestler presented with the same opportunity would have done and that was to eliminate D-Day from the WAR match, well just pay close attention to this match cause I’m about to give you a real reason to boo.
Keeton drops the mic and the two men step to the center of the ring and D-Day extends his hand in a sign of respect but Keeton decides instead to slap him in the face. Deruty fires back with a left hand to the jaw and the bell sounds.
Shannan Lerch: This one is underway, D-Day delivers a left hook that staggers Keeton, but Jake fires back with a knee to the midsection.
Zach Davis: The All-American Nightmare follows that up with a clubbing blow to the back of D-Day, WCF’s American Hero looks to be in trouble early on here.
With D-Day doubled over Keeton nails a gutwrench Suplex and follows that up with stomps to the body of his opponent. D-Day fights back to his knees with a barrage of punches to the midsection but Jake fires a stiff kick to the chest of the former World Champion, causing him to grab his chest in agony. Keeton pulls him to his feet and applies a front chancery and snaps him over with another quick suplex.
Shannan Lerch: Keeton is a veteran and loves to utilize a variety of suplexes to wear down his opponent.
Zach Davis: That looks to be exactly what he’s doing here Shannan, but now it appear he’s going up top.
Shannan Lerch: High flying is another aspect in the game of the self proclaimed best wrestler alive.
With Keeton perched on the top an unsuspecting D-Day gets to his feet only to see Keeton come off the top rope looking for a missile drop kick but at the last second Deruty moves and Jake hits the canvas hard.
Zach Davis: No one home for Jake Keeton’s missile drop kick, can D-Day capitalize?
Keeton holds his lower back in pain and D-Day pulls him up and drops him across his knee with a backbreaker. He follows that up with a second backbreaker, this time holding Keeton over his knee and pushing his chin back in order to apply pressure.
Shannan Lerch: This is rather unorthodox but D-Day could get a submission here since Keeton’s back is already hurt.
Zach Davis: It’s possible but I don’t see The All-American Nightmare tapping out that easily.
D-Day realizes that as well and releases Keeton just letting him roll off his knee to the mat. Jake takes a long time getting to his feet and Donald waits patiently. Once Keeton is to a vertical base but still holding his lower back D-Day scoops him up looking for the finish.
Zach Davis: D-Day is looking for Dead and Forgotten here! If he hits this it’s all over.
Shannan Lerch: Keeton counters! He slips off the shoulders of D-Day and kicks him in the gut, he’s looking for The Highlight of the Night, the same move that put D-Day away at WAR!
Keeton nails his spinning unprettier that he calls The Highlight of the Night and makes the cover. The crowd boos loudly as the referee drops down to count.
TH… D-Day puts his foot on the bottom rope and the ref stops his count. Keeton stands up and argues with the referee even going as far as to shove him. The ref shoves the former TV Champion back and Keeton threatens to punch the referee but is surprised by a roll up from D-Day.
Kickout by Keeton. Both men get back to their feet and go nose to nose and begin trading rights and lefts.
Zach Davis: What a match Shannan, two near falls and now these guys are beating the hell out of each other.
Shannan Lerch: It’s been an exciting match up that’s for sure.
Keeton wings a wild haymaker at D-Day but Donald ducks it, when Keeton turns back around he’s scooped up on D-Day’s shoulders but once again slips off, this time hitting The Highlight of the Night dead center of the ring. He makes the cover and the referee counts.
Zach Davis: Jake Keeton does it! He’s moving one step closer to a shot at the Television Title! But oh no what’s he doing?
While D-Day was recovering Keeton rolled out to the floor and grabbed a steel chair from ring side. Jake shoves the ref who was helping D-Day to his feet out of the way and proceeds to crush the skull of Donald Deruty with the steel chair. The crowd goes insane booing Keeton.
Shannan Lerch: My god that sounded like a gun shot, that chair is destroyed!
Zach Davis: Just completely uncalled for, he said he would give the fans a reason to boo him and they certainly have one now.
Jake Keeton rolls out of the ring and walks to the back right past the EMT’s who are coming out to check on D-Day. He stands at the top of the ramp soaking in the boos with a grin.
Zach Davis: What an ass!
Shannan Lerch: I just hope that D-Day is OK!
The words "My Name is Lawnmower Jones, and I Love to Mow!" are heard across the arena. Scottish bagpipes are heard around the arena, as a motor starting and a lawnmower mowing is heard. Lawnmower Jones walks out from the back. On his way to the ring, Jones refuses to touch any of the fans, and sneers at them. He rolls into the ring and pretends to push a lawnmower, flexing, posing, taunting. He goes to a corner and stretches, waiting for the match to begin.
Zach Davis: It's been a while since we've seen this man make his way to the ring on Monday Night Slam, but Lawnmower Jones looks like he's drunken stumble bum and ready to fight like always!
Shannan Lerch: Jones returned last week at WAR in a surprise twist and aligned himself with his old Team of Treachery partner Logan. They functioned pretty well as a tandem before Doc Henry eliminated Jones, which is what led to this match between the two being booked for Slam!
GNR's version of "Sympathy For The Devil" hits the PA. As the drums hit the house lights fade, and red and blue lights strobe. At "Please allow me to introduce myself", Doc and Mary walk out onto the stage, and look back and forth over the audience. As the crowd boos, they make their way to the ring, where Doc rolls in. Standing, he grins proudly as he pops the crowd drawing more boos. Mocking them, he sits on the turnbuckle and awaits the start of the match...
Zach Davis: Doc has fallen short in his efforts to capture the WCF World Championship, but he had a strong showing at WAR last Monday night and of course he's a former Television, United States and Tag Team Champion. Not a man to be taken lightly!
Shannan Lerch: You can say that again, Zach. Jones is no slouch either. He's a former Television Champion in his own right, and in fact the winner of this match will move on to the triple threat ladder match at Helloween, where our next Television Champion will be crowned. The stakes are high for both Jones and Henry!
Jones and Henry circle the ring, scowling at each other from a safe distance as they await the start of the match and the opportunity to rip each other to shit. Referee Zip Wingdinger calls for the bell.
Jones and Henry dart toward each other and lock-up in mid-ring.
Zach Davis: Good battle for control here in the early going between Doc and LJ. These men are of comparable size and strength. It looks like they're battling to a stalemate thus far.
Shannan Lerch: Thumb in the eye by Doc! That's one way to gain the advantage! Doc gets a warning from the ref, but he's too busy unloading on Jones with big punches to care!
Jones absorbs the punches from Doc, blocks a final punch and counters with heavy punches of his own that stagger his Confederate foe. Jones measures Doc and punctuates his offensive onslaught with a spear that drops Doc's body to the mat. LJ covers Doc for the first pin fall attempt of the match.
Zip Wingdinger: ONE...
Doc gets to his feet as Jones does the same. Doc lands a quick kick to LJ's midsection and then drops his lawncare obsessed opponent with a snap DDT. Jones writhes in pain on the mat while Doc smirks and cackles gleefully. Doc stands up and begins stomping away at Jones with his steel-spiked boots.
Zach Davis: Those spurs really should be illegal to wear on a pair of wrestling boots!
Shannan Lerch: I agree, Zach, but they're part of Doc's Southern heritage so banning them would violate his constitutional rights, according to the ACLU.
Doc continues to dig those steel spikes into LJ's backside while the crowd makes their displeasure known with a loud chorus of boos.
Zach Davis: Neither of these men are fan favorites exactly, but I think the Reading, PA fans have seen enough of Doc's dastardly antics in recent years. They want to see the Confederate Champion get his ass kicked!
Shannan Lerch: Doc is the one administering the ass-kicking at the moment... literally. I've never seen a steel spur shoved that far up a grown man's backside... outside of the internet.
Zach and Shannan visibly shudder at the announce table while Doc continues to pummel Jones. Jones lets out a deep, Scottish bellow and vaults to his feet, using the ring ropes for leverage. Jones batters Doc in the face with repeated back elbows, then spins around with a quick kick to the gut and sets up Doc in the Fisherman's suplex position. LJ lifts Doc into the air and plants him back-first onto the canvas.
Zach Davis: Shades of "Mr. Perfect" Curt Hennig by Lawnmower Jones!
Shannan Lerch: Jones forewent the pinning bridge, however. He's giving Doc a taste of his own medicine instead. Hell, Jones looks to be dancing a Scottish jig up and down Doc's hind quarters!
Zach Davis: Is there such a thing as a Scottish jig? I've heard of Irish jigs, but never Scottish.
Shannan Lerch: Sure... there's Irish jigs, Scottish jigs, Welsh jigs, Venezuelan jigs--
Zach Davis: Venezuelan jigs? I call bullshit, Shannan.
Shannan Lerch: Excuse you, Davis? Who do you think you're talking to?
Meanwhile, in the ring, Jones is stomping a mudhole and walking it dry on the good doctor. Doc's wife Mary is screaming at Jones from ringside, but Jones pays her no mind. He's not really into human chicks, you know... he prefers lawnmowers. Jones pulls Doc to his feet, batters him with a series of shoulder strikes to the midsection and then drops Doc with a DDT of his own. With Doc good and softened up, Jones taunts him, daring Doc to get back to his feet while Jones stands poised, stalking Doc, waiting to lock in his hooks for his finishing submission hold.
Zach Davis: It looks like Jones has designs on putting this match away! Could he be just moments away from locking in the Jonesmission on Doc and punching his ticket to Helloween?!
Shannan Lerch: Doc is not an easy man to submit, Zach. Even if Jones gets it locked in he may have to put Doc to sleep because I'm not sure that Doc will tap out.
Doc staggers to his feet and Jones quickly pounces. LJ tries to get his arms locked in place for his patented variation of the Tazmission, but Doc is fighting him. After a brief struggle Doc launches a steel spiked boot backwards into LJ's groin. The Reading crowd gasps at the sight of this. Jones immediately drops to the mat while gripping his gonads and howling in pain. The ref gets in Doc's face and threatens to disqualify him. Doc smiles and calmly explains that his status as Confederate Champion gives him diplomatic immunity. A puzzled look comes across the ref's face. He puts his hands down and steps away from Doc, not wanting to risk punishment if what Doc's telling him is true.
Zach Davis: What a load of crap! Doc just committed one of the most obvious and vicious dick shots that I've ever seen and referee Zip Wingdinger isn't going to do anything about it!
Shannan Lerch: There's nothing that he can do, Zach. Diplomatic immunity, homie. Doc is a Confederate ambassador to our great sport. That guarantees him the same legal protections that UN ambassadors receive.
Zach Davis: Thank you for the lecture, Johnnie Cochran!
Shannan Lerch: If the steel spiked boots don't fit then you must acquit.
Zach Davis: But they do fit Doc!
Shannan Lerch: Well, uh... hey, look! Doc is going high risk!
Doc flies off the top rope with a diving spear that drives Jones into the mat. Mary claps her hands at ringside as her titties bounce up and down in their halter top. Doc makes the cover on Jones with a cocky grin on his face.
Zip Wingdinger: ONE...
Zach Davis: Lawnmower Jones kicks out after the Confederate Rocket by Doc Henry! Boy, that was close!
Shannan Lerch: Doc looks livid. He's getting right up in Zip Wingdinger's grill!
Doc barks at the referee, demanding retribution for what he views as both an egregious violation of his rights and a piss-poor job of officiating by the ref.
Doc Henry: Your cadence sucks, man! It's turrible! Just turrible!
Zip Wingdinger: Doc, if you don't get out of my face and focus on the match I'll disqualify ya!
Doc Henry: You can't disqualify meh! I've got diplomatic immuni-teh, ya damn Yankee bastard!
Zip Wingwinger: I was born in Kentucky!
Doc Henry: They were part of the Union!
All of this back and forth between Doc and Zip allows Jones time enough to recover. Jones stumbles to his feet like a drunken Scotsman does and then yells out to Doc. Doc turns around, sees LJ and charges at him. Jones expertly counters with his trademark Rev The Engine maneuver, his version of the T-Bone suplex. The crowd lets out a nice pop for that move.
Zach Davis: Rev The Engine by Jones! Doc Henry is down and he looks to be out! Jones makes the cover!
Zip Wingdinger: ONE...
THRE--NO!!! FOOT ON THE ROPE!!!
Zach Davis: Mary puts Doc's foot on the rope! The ref didn't see her though! He just saw the aftermath! That damn dastardly Jezebel!
Shannan Lerch: Calm down, JR. Jones did see it and it looks like he's turning his attention firmly toward Doc's bootylicious wifey!
Jones points a broad, Scottish index finger at Mary, and a mortified look spreads across Doc's wife's face. Jones rolls out of the ring and pursues Mary while she flees from him. Mary's stiletto heels don't allow her to run very quickly, but fortunately for her Jones isn't the most fleet of foot in his own right. Mary pulls her heels off and manages to evade Jones long enough to allow Doc to recover in the ring. As Mary circles the ring and Jones gives chase, Doc rolls out of the ring and sneaks up behind Jones. Mary stops short and Jones gets a gleeful look on his face, but his good times are cut short when Doc spins him around and plants him on the ringside floor with a Gambler's Hand.
Zach Davis: Gambler's Hand by Doc on the arena floor! He rolls Jones into the ring and makes the cover! This could be it!
Zip Wingdinger: ONE...
Doc once again looks livid. He grits his teeth and glares at the ref. This time Doc wastes no time arguing. He pulls Jones to his feet and whips him toward the ropes... but hold on! Jones reverses the Irish whip and sends Doc into the opposite direction... right into the ref!
Zach Davis: Ref bump! Ref bump! Good god it's a ref bump!
Shannan Lerch: Jones doesn't give a damn though! He's going for the Jonesmission on Doc... and he's got it locked in!
Doc fights the submission with all of his might but Jones has it locked in tight. Nevertheless Doc remains resolute and fights with every fiber of his being while locked in the hold for more than two minutes... two whole minutes in the Jonesmission! Mary tries to sneak into the ring to assist her hubby at various intervals, but Jones keeps his eyes locked on her the entire time. The crowd roars its approval as Doc finally begins to fade and his body slumps to the mat. Unfortunately for Jones there's no ref around to make the result official.
Zach Davis: Where the hell is the back-up ref? We always keep a ref on stand-by for situations like this!
Shannan Lerch: He's probably out getting plastered. There's not much else to do in Scranton.
Zach Davis: We're in Reading, Shannan.
Shannan Lerch: See? I'm so plastered that I forgot what town we're in.
Somebody's on their way to the ring alright... but it's not a ref.
Zach Davis: Do you hear that Shannan?
Shannan Lerch: Is that... circus music?
Maniacal laughter erupts through the arena. The lights flicker and suddenly Switches the Clown is in the ring, directly behind Lawnmower Jones.
Zach Davis: What is Switches doing in the ring!?
Shannan Lerch: What's he doing with that pie!?
Switches puts a single gloved finger to his mouth to encourage the crowd to shush. He covers his mouth, stifling a giggle-fit. Switches taps Jones on the shoulder and LJ swings around - thoroughly surprised- just in time to be blasted in the face with the cherry topped cream pie.
Zach Davis: Oh my! Cherry! My favorite!
Lawnmower Jones is spun by the impact and collapses to the ring.
Shannan Lerch: The great Lawnmower Jones was knocked out by a pie!? What!?
Switches laughs heartily and proceeds to lay down a mean robot-inspired dance. He leans down, flips the pie tin over and removes a cream slathered brick. Switches presents the brick to the crowd before mugging with it as if he's been a naughty school-girl.
Zach Davis: There was a brick in the pie! Good God, that clown is evil!
Switches kneels over the unconscious Jones and peppers the back of his head with the brick a few times.
Shannan Lerch: Someone stop him!
The lights flicker again and Switches seems to have vanished. A single red balloon remains, floating ominously toward the arena's rafters.
Zach Davis: What the hell was that all about?!
Shannan Lerch: I think Switches might be holding a grudge against Jones after Jones eliminated him from WAR!
Zach Davis: Wow... who knew that crazy clown had career ambitions?
Doc Henry comes to on the mat, rubbing his trachea in the spot where his oxygen supply had been cut off by the Jonesmission. Doc slowly gets to his feet and sees Jones knocked out on the mat. Doc grins wickedly, per his custom.
Zach Davis: This is no es bueno for Lawnmower Jones!
Doc picks Jones up from the mat, drapes him over his back and violently drops him to the mat.
Zach Davis: Jackpot by Doc Henry!
Shannan Lerch: And look, Zach! The referee is coming to just as Doc makes the cover on Jones!
Zip Wingdinger rolls onto his belly, sees the pinning predicament and administers his count.
Zip Wingdinger: ONE...
Zach Davis: Well goddamnit! Doc Henry steals the win from Lawnmower Jones, thanks to an assist by Switches the Clown!
Shannan Lerch: That clown is going to have hell to pay at the hands of Lawnmower Jones! Hell I say!
Doc gets to his feet and embraces his lovely wife Mary and her luscious tits and ass in mid-ring as his theme music blares on the PA. The dashing Confederate couple is serenaded by a chorus of boos from the unappreciative Reading crowd, while the ref checks on LJ's health status.
Zach Davis: It's about that time of the night where we let the craziest sons of bitches out of their padded cells..
Shannan Lerch: That's right, Zach. Right now, be prepared to get sick to your stomach. Get ready to be terrorized with images of carnage and mayhem.
Zach Davis: That's right, ladies and gentlemen. It's time for the Hardcore Championship match. Switches the Clown versus The Monster Oblivion.
Suddenly, hundreds of balloons begin to drift down into the ring.
Shannan Lerch: What the blue Hell is this?!
“GreasePaint and Monkey Brains” by White Zombie squawks through the speaker system.
Zach Davis: Here comes Switches the Clown.
The lights flicker to a momentary darkness. Just as the song kicks into gear, the lights blare back on - revealing Switches glaring down from a top turnbuckle.
Shannan Lerch: We have one psycho present. It's time for The God of Insanity!!
The lights go out. Oblivion by Mastodon begins to play, as the thunderous combination of the guitars, bass, and drums explode through the arena's speakers.
I flew beyond the sun before it was time
Falling from grace cause I've been away too long
There are a mixture of cheers and boos, more cheers than boos. The crowd stands onto their feet and rush towards the security railings. Oblivion slowly slinks out to the entrance stage, low to the ground. The WCF Arena explodes with cheers and some boos. Oblivion has it's arms extended outward, with it's index fingers pointing out. The Vixen are nearly undressed, as they come slithering out and walk next to Oblivion. The Vixen are dressed with bra-like bikini tops, with very short skirts. They have glitter plastered everywhere. Their makeup is smeared, but maintained to be very attractive. The guitar solo begins, lazers flash throughout the arena. Thunder-like sounds rattle the arena, as lightning strike-like sounds shake the foundation of the WCF Arena. The music continues to thrash as The Vixen are divided in two groups. As, one group are twirling around with the insanity of the music, while the other group, of The Vixen are thrashing with the music. Their energy has the Arena going completely crazy!
Oblivion slowly stands up, with it's arms extended outward, spins around. Oblivion, The Vixen, and The Gathering get to ringside. As IT pops IT's neck, Oblivion holds IT's arms outward. The Vixen rub their hands all over Oblivion's well sculpted abdominal muscles. A couple of girls begin to French kiss. The Gathering continues to slink around, tormenting the crowd, nearby. Oblivion proceeds to slide under the ring ropes and is walking over to a corner. The half naked women slide into the ring, in various sexual manners. Oblivion climbs up to the second turnbuckle and is raising IT's arms to a mostly cheering crowd. Oblivion jumps down and walks over to the center of the ring. The Gathering slithers away under the ring, with blood on their hands. Several thousand cameras flash throughout the arena, as Oblivion strikes a muscular pose, with The Vixen rubbing all over Oblivion. All of the women, of The Vixen, begin to kiss. The Gathering peak, from under the ring, as they begin to snarl and bark, while white foam drips out of their mouths.
NOW I'M LOST IN OBLIVION!!!
Zach Davis: Now, as you can see there are a couple of metal trash cans with various weaponry. This match has no dq and no count-outs. With those kinds of stipulations in a hardcore championship match, anything and WE MEAN anything could and will happen....
Shannan Lerch: Once you observe the two side by side. Oblivion has a height advantage of six inches and outweighs Switches the Clown by 115 pounds. Look at Oblivion then look at Switches, the differences are astounding!
Zach Davis: Let the madness begin!!
The two stare down at each other, as the crowd's energy slowly amps up The Arena. The fans anticipation is contagious, as both Switches the Clown and Oblivion begin to bounce around with their own twisted anticipation.
Shannan Lerch: And there they go....
Oblivion and Switches the Clown bolt towards each other, with complete rage in their eyes. Screaming, yelling, with matter flying out of their mouths and they slam into each other....
Zach Davis: Oblivion knocks down Switches with a clothesline!!
Shannan Lerch: Oblivion knocks down Switches with another clothesline!!
Oblivion twitches as he slams his hands on the mat, as Switches gets back up Oblivion places Switches on IT's shoulders....
Zach Davis: Here comes the 5150!!
Shannan Lerch: This match is over!
The crowd reacts as Switches, while on Oblivion's shoulders, begins to bash The Monster's skull with an elbow, several times. Switches falls off Oblivion's shoulder and rolls out of the ring. Oblivion shakes off the effects of those multiple elbows and looks around for Switches. Oblivion looks outside the ring, then through the middle and top ring ropes.....
Switches smashes a trash can lid against the back of Oblivion's skull. Oblivion stumbles back, as Switches leaps up to the ring apron. The crowd screams for The Dark One, when IT turns around.....
Switches leaps up and flies off the top ring rope and connects with a clothesline. Both grapplers crash to the mat, but quickly recover. Both individuals just sneer at each other, then.....
The crowd goes completely crazy, as Oblivion and Switches the Clown trade punches, kicks and knees. Oblivion stomps Switches in his mid-section....
Zach Davis: DDT!!
The crowd cheers loudly, as Oblivion rolls out of the ring. Switches slowly tries to recover from that massive DDT.
Shannan Lerch: What's this madman looking for?!
Oblivion looks under the ring and pulls out a.....
Zach Davis: Already the tables come out....
Crowd: WE WANT TABLES!!! <clap-clap> <clap-clap-clap> WE WANT TABLES!!! <clap-clap> <clap-clap-clap> WE WANT TABLES!!! <clap-clap> <clap-clap-clap>
Oblivion slides out a table, then slowly sets up the table, right outside the ring.
Zach Davis: What does this psychopath have in mind?!
Oblivion slides back into the ring where Switches waits patiently....
Shannan Lerch: SUPER KICK!!!
Oblivion stumbles back and bounces slightly off the ropes....
Zach Davis: Ace Crusher!!!
Switches the Clown takes this perfect opportunity, to go for the pin. Stanley Moser slides in, to make the count.
As Oblivion tries to recover, Switches rolls out of the ring and searches inside the metal trash can, before picking it up and tossing all of the contents onto the Arena's floor. Switches grabs for two street signs and reenters the ring. As Oblivion slowly stands up, Switches slides in and charges Oblivion with the two street signs.
THWACK!! THWACK!! THWACK!! THWACK!!
Shannan Lerch: OH MY GOO-OOOD!! Switches is just completely devastating Oblivion with those street signs!!
Switches drops one sign, before he grabs the stop sign with both hands. He raises his arms to strike Oblivion....
The crowd cheers. Oblivion stomps into the gut of Switches and smashes the dropped sign, over the skull of the clown. Oblivion smashes Switches with clubbing forearms, right before Oblivion Irish whips Switches into the ropes.
Switches sends Oblivion into the ropes. The Monster screams violently towards his opponent. Switches dips down, as Oblivion leaps over Switches. Oblivion bounces off the ropes and roars towards Switches, but the clown leap frogs over Oblivion. As Oblivion comes screaming towards Switches, the diabolical clown dips down for what seems to be for a back body drop....
Zach Davis: If Oblivion gets back body dropped, it would send him over the ropes and right onto that table that Oblivion set-up.
But, it was not meant to be, as Oblivion dips down and uppercuts a bending Switches. The clown stumbles back as Oblivion clotheslines the clown over the top rope. But, Switches grabs a hold of Oblivion and they both go crashing down on the ringside area. Immediately, they begin to throw lefts and rights, as well as kicks. Oblivion grabs for his opponent and Irish whips him...
Shannan Lerch: Oblivion is gonna Irish whip Switches right into the ring post!!
Switches reverses the Irish whip and sends Oblivion crashing right into the ring post. Oblivion stumbles back and Switches jumps up and hits a Flash kick on the back of Oblivion's head. The Monster collides again with the ring post. This time, Oblivion can look at Switches.
Zach Davis: Switches charges at a leaning Oblivion....
The crowd cheers....
Shannan Lerch: Switches misses and crashes right into the ring post!!
Oblivion screams out in anger....
Oblivion: ENOUGH OF THIS!!
Oblivion kicks around the numerous items and sees something that makes IT smile, but makes the nearby crowd cringe....
Zach Davis: NO!! GOD NO!!!
Oblivion walks over to Switches who is leaning against the steel post....
The nearby crowd screams out in horror, as Oblivion uses a Black and Decker staple gun across the meaty flesh of Switches' face. The clown screams out in pain, right before Oblivion grabs him and smears his stapled face against the ring apron. Blood slowly appears. Staining the mat and dripping ring side. Oblivion slaps the back, of the head, of Switches before turning around and grabs for another nasty tool of fun.
Shannan Lerch: HOLY MOLY!! What next?!
Oblivion squeals with glee as he holds up another toy of destruction. He walks over to Switches, but the clown is ready. Switches smashes his boot into the face of Oblivion. As Oblivion spins right around, Switches jumps up and clamps down onto Oblivion's masked face and begins to gnaw down. Oblivion fights back, by hitting Switches' face with the object he had in IT's hand. That causes Switches to stumble back. Oblivion charges and smashes the metal object onto the face of Switches.
Zach Davis: NO!! NO!! NO!!
Oblivion proceeds to use the metal cheese grater against the somewhat painted face of Switches. Small bits of flesh begin to fly out, as blood slowly gushes out. Oblivion rolls Switches back into the ring...
Shannan Lerch: No one said this would be a wrestling classic. Everyone knew this match-up would be nasty!!
Oblivion goes to the misplaced pile of numerous objects. Then Oblivion sees something, that the crowd also noticed. Oblivion picks up this piece of weaponry. Some of the crowd begins to cringe as Oblivion slowly slinks into the ring, as he slowly stalks a battered and bleeding Switches. Oblivion holds up the small contraption....
Zach Davis: NO GOD NO!!! NO WAY HE CAN LEGALLY DO THIS!!!
Oblivion walks over to Switches the Clown, from behind and grabs for Switches' head. Oblivion takes the object and jabs it on the chest of Switches......
Shannan Lerch: A stun gun!?!? A God damn stun gun?!?
The crowd screams in horror, as Switches seizes up for a few seconds. Oblivion kneels down and watches Switches twitch as the electrical surge leaves his body. Oblivion pokes at the clown, before making the pin....
Zach Davis: We could have ourselves a new Hardcore champion....
Stanley Moser slides in, to make the count.
The crowd is in complete shock, watching Switches the Clown kick out of the pin attempt. Oblivion picks up Switches and drags him over to the ring ropes. Oblivion rolls out of the ring....
Shannan Lerch: What is Oblivion doing now?!
Oblivion looks through the mess and sees something that makes The Monster happy!!
Zach Davis: First a staple gun. Then, a stun gun. Now, Oblivion brings in barbed wire!!
Oblivion ties up Switches with the ring ropes and proceeds to bash in the clown's flesh with the rolled up barbed wire. Bashing and pounding. Pounding and bashing, Oblivion continues to make hamburger out of Switches' face. Oblivion unties Switches, who now has several gashes across his face. Oblivion picks up Switches, who can barely stand and tosses him into the ropes....
Switches, with enough sense, reverses the Irish whip and sends Oblivion into the ropes. Oblivion charges, as Switches just stands there, waiting.... waiting for Oblivion. Oblivion's momentum grows as The Monster gets closer and.....
Shannan Lerch: Holy sh<bleep>t!!
Crowd: THAT WAS AWESOME!!! <clap-clap> <clap-clap-clap> THAT WAS AWESOME!!! <clap-clap> <clap-clap-clap> THAT WAS AWESOME!!! <clap-clap> <clap-clap-clap>
Switches sends Oblivion over the top rope and The Dark One flies over and crashes hard on the table, that was set up earlier. Switches looks down at the splintered mess and flies to a nearby corner....
Zach Davis: What does this maniac have in mind?!
Switches looks down at Oblivion, not moving. Switches leaps and flies into the air and lands with a flying headbutt......
The crowd explodes with cheers. Oblivion moves out of the way sending Switches crashing down onto the heap that was a table. Some of the broken table scrapes Switches. Oblivion sees it and begins to pound down on the arm wound. More blood trickles down. Oblivion grabs Switches and whips him up the aisle. Switches runs, with Oblivion following close behind him....
Oblivion clubs Switches on the back of his head, causing him to stumble. But, the clown has enough sense to catch Oblivion off guard with a spinning heel kick, catching the Monster under the chin. Switches picks up Oblivion, by the back of the mask and drags him to the entrance ramp. After several forearm smashes, Switches picks up Oblivion.....
The crowd cringes and shudders.....
Shannan Lerch: Holy sh<bleep>t!! PILEDRIVER ON THE ENTRANCE RAMP!!
Oblivion is not moving. Blood begins to show on the ramp. blood continues to drip from the stapled head of Switches. The Clown places himself on Oblivion and proceeds to gnaw and bite Oblivion's mask and facial area. Oblivion pushes the maniacal clown off of IT. Both men proceed to pummel each other. Oblivion grabs Switches, as the clown also grabs for The Monster. They drag each other to the very top of the entrance ramp, near multiple edges. They continue to shove each other, trying to knock each other off the ramp and down to the pile of tables, chairs, and extra cables.
Zach Davis: LOW BLOW!!
Switches hits a forearm between the legs of Oblivion, giving him enough time to hit a choke bomb on Oblivion. The Dark One's head bounces off the entrance area. Switches makes the pin attempt....
Shannan Lerch: Switches goes for the pin!! We may be crowning ourselves a new hardcore champion....
Stanley Moser slides in, to make the count.
Switches gets angry at Stanley Moser, pushing him in the process. Stanley gets angry with Switches reminding him that he IS a WCF official and he could get fined for placing his hands on a WCF official. As the conversation continues, the crowd shrieks out as Oblivion stands up and looks down at the back of the head of Switches. Sensing trouble, Switches slowly turns around. He spots Oblivion fuming, with a small amount of blood trickling down IT's mask. As Switches slowly turns around, Oblivion bounces back and.....
The crowd erupts!!!
Zach Davis: IT'S CHECK OUT TIME!!
Oblivion looks down at Switches, before picking him up!! Oblivion presses Switches over his head and proceeds to toss Switches over the edge, of the entrance ramp and onto the pile of garbage and equipment. The crowd screams out with cheers, with some boos. Oblivion looks down, before slicing across IT's throat with his right thumb.
Shannan Lerch: OH GOD!! NO! NO WAY!!
Oblivion proceeds to climb up higher, as the crowd screams out. IT uses the metal support beams to climb up on, to a higher flatter surface. He gets to three feet higher where he stands on a very small platform before....
Zach Davis: NO! NO! NO!
Oblivion leaps off the small platform, several feet in the air, with a shooting star press and lands with a leg drop!!! Oblivion crashes down on Switches. The crowd nearly blows off the roof of The Arena....
Crowd: HOLY SH*T!! HOLY SH*T!! HOLY SH*T!! HOLY SH*T!! THIS MATCH IS AWESOME!! THIS MATCH IS AWESOME!! THIS MATCH IS AWESOME!!!
Shannan Lerch: It's been awhile since I've seen something that awesome!! WOW!!
Battered and bruised, Oblivion slowly rolls over and attempts a pin....
Zach Davis: That's it!! We have ourselves a new WCF Hardcore Champion! Oblivion!!
Shannan Lerch: That was one Hell of a match!!! One Hell of a match!! Congrats to Oblivion, a three time WCF Hardcore Champion!!
Zach Davis: Classic matchup here... here we go.
Both men come out to a loud ovation from the Reading crowd. Kane and Williams spend the entire match going back and forth with high flying offense and stiff strikes. Hell, EVERY move is stiff from these guys, from the strikes to the suplexes to the slams. That's how these guys roll. Neither man wants to HURT the other guy, per se, but they're still putting on a damn good show for the fans and the crowd is eating it up with a spoon. The feeling of electricity in the air is palpable throughout the back-and-forth match.
Shannan Lerch: Both men know each other SO well.
Neither man wants to make a mistake, of course, and neither man does make a mistake until Kane goes for an acrobatic flip dive from the top rope, and Jay moves out of the way. Brad lands flat on his back and Williams goes for a quick cover, only getting two. Obviously that wasn't going to get a three, and both men smile and nod as they get to their feet before they go right back to beating the shit out of each other.
Zach Davis: Stiff as can be. Fans at home, if anyone you know calls wrestling fake.. show them this match.
At around ten minutes into the match, things start to REALLY speed up. Brad hits a sitout powerbomb which Jay basically ignores before he locks in a knee bar. Kane fights out of it, and Jay keeps the pressure on, kicking away at the knee and doing as much damage to the wheel of Brad Kane as possible. Jay continues working the leg for another three minutes, and the crowd starts to rally behind Brad. They're not booing Jay, but a vocal BK chant goes up in the crowd for the hobbled Brad Kane and they're cheering whenever he shows signs of life in the match.
Shannan Lerch: The fans sure are behind Brad Kane here.
After several more minutes of abuse to Brad's leg to keep his high-flying foe grounded, Jay tries to end the match by going for the Williams Driver Classic but Kane slips out of it, landing, albeit gingerly, behind Jay. Williams spins around and runs into a brilliant Exploder suplex counter by Brad. Kane is clearly feeding off of the energy of the fans as he finally regains control of the match from Jay Williams. Brad waits for Jay to get to his feet before blasting him with two BK Backfists, the first sending Jay into the ropes and the second on the rebound back. Kane makes the cover on Jay and gets the three-count for the pinfall victory, hobbled leg and all!
Zach Davis: And there you have it! Brad Kane scores the victory!
The bell rings and both men are down on the mat, both unable to get up. With the match over, all the adrenaline is out of their systems and now the pain sets in. The fans that are packed inside the WCF Arena are not letting their accomplishments go to waste however, as a giant chant breaks out inside the arena.
Crowd: THAT WAS AWESOME! *claps five times* THAT WAS AWESOME! *claps five times* THAT WAS AWESOME! *claps five times* THAT WAS AWESOME! *claps five times* THAT WAS AWESOME!
Zach Davis: That was a truly incredible match and these fans are rewarding both men for their efforts!
Slowly though, one man does make it to his feet. Jay is the first man to have movement, and surely enough, Brad follows in his path, although Brad immediately goes back down to one knee, as his head is clenched to the mat in absolute agony. Jay uses the ropes to help him up and starts to exit the ring, when he sees Brad on his knees. Obviously the match had a dire effect upon him, but now is the first case where it comes into play. Jay sees this though and slowly limps back into the ring.
Jay limps over to Brad and gets on his knees along with him and lifts his head back up. In what could be called a touching moment, he touches foreheads with his and starts whispering things towards his general direction. Getting up slowly, Jay reaches his hand out towards Brad’s and he accepts it, Jay lifting him up, as the two of them hug it out in the middle of the ring, to a great ovation, and another loud chant from the fans.
Crowd: THANK YOU BOTH! THANK YOU BOTH! THANK YOU BOTH! THANK YOU BOTH!
Zach Davis: What a touching show of sportsmanship by these two great superstars and the fans here in the WCF Arena are loving it!
It has a feeling of a “retirement match” feel from the way things are going on inside the ring, but it’s not. The fans just wanted a great match and they got something fantastic. Jay and Brad touch foreheads against one another again, and Jay starts to walk away, starting his long road to the back…
Shannan Lerch: I'm not going to lie... I feel a tingling sensation deep within the cockles of my heart right now!
STRAIGHT TO THE GROIN!
Jay kicks Brad with all of his might in his “family jewels” and just stares at him. A long and deep stare into the eyes of his fallen friend (if he can call him that anymore) and exits the ring, grabbing two things. A chair and a microphone.
Zach Davis: What the fuck!? Jay Williams just attacked his friend, his supposed friend Brad Kane! How could he do that? How could he stab BK in the back after this great match and after all they've been through together?!
Shannan Lerch: Oh god... the tingling... it's turned into a heart attack!
Sliding back into the ring, and Brad down on all fours now due to the kick from Jay, he sets up the chair in front of Brad…and sits down on it. He’s still looking at Brad trying to move, trying to get up, trying his damndest to strike Jay, but Jay just pushes him over like he was a rag doll. He takes the mic out of the pocket of his tights, and pauses for a brief moment, as Brad is still crawling around. Jay finally speaks though.
Jay Williams: I just have one thing to say…
Jay Williams: I HATE YOUR FUCKING GUTS!
He drops the mic and immediately picks up the chair, as Brad is once again back to his knees, looking at Jay. The look of a beaten down man, the look of somebody who lost a friend…but the look of somebody who knows this won’t be over, not by a long shot.
Zach Davis: NOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!
Jay winds back and delivers the most damndest chair shot towards the head that you’ll ever hear and feel. The loud clang of the steel across the head could be heard down in Baltimore for all we know. Brad goes down in a heap, and Jay throws the chair down, smiling at him as he walks out of the ring, taking the long dark road down to Hell, leaving the person he believed to be like a brother to him being attended to by referees and other wrestlers from the back.
Zach Davis: This is.... shameful conduct by Jay Williams. It's absolutely despicable. How could Williams do this to a friend, to his BEST FRIEND? Was it all an act? Were they never really friends, in Jay Williams' mind?
Shannan Lerch: I'm as shocked as you are, Zach. I expected them to rip each other apart during the match, but I never expected something like this to happen AFTER the match. Why, Jay, why? That's the question on everyone's mind right now.
Zach Davis: We don't know why, I don't know why, only Jay Williams knows why, but I do know this: Jay Williams has made a career decision tonight. There is no turning back from this attack, this vicious and cowardly assault on Brad Kane. Jay Williams is going to have to live with the consequences of his actions, and if I know Brad Kane... let's just say the violence that we've seen here tonight is a microcosm of what's in store for Williams.
Shannan Lerch: This crowd, that was at a fever pitch just moments ago, is now dead silent... I think that says it all. The feeling of betrayal is in the air and it has cast a pall over the entire WCF Arena.
Zach Davis: Main event time!
The beginning drum intro of "The Struggle Within" by Metallica plays loudly and rumbles the speakers. Fans all too familiar to the theme for this certain superstar cover their ears to shield them from the extremely loud drum roll. After the climax of the epic drum intro the song breaks into rhythm and Logan appears at the top of the ramp to stand in place. He looks totally furious yet determined, narrowing his eyebrows and clamping his lips tight and taking deep breaths in through his nose while looking around at the screaming excited audience. Despite the maddening expression, something about his presence gives off the idea that he's happy to be there. And so, Logan makes his descend down the ramp. He hits ringside and slides in underneath the bottom rope with a quickness. Logan climbs the nearest turnbuckle and fixates glaring eyes on the booing crowd, then, both his arms slowly rise above his head. The passion in his eyes refuses to die as he drops his arms back down to his sides and hops off the turnbuckle. "The Struggle Within" fades out leaving Logan to pace the ring.
Shannan Lerch: Here is Logan. The man, the myth, the Face of Treachery.
“ With Oden On Our Side” Hit’s the PA system. The arena grows dark as the fans get to their feet to catch a glimpse of the stage.The fans stand and cheer an once the vocals starts, the arena lights flash back on and there stands Odin Balfore, centre stage. Odin stares down at the ring with a sinister grin as the fans sing along with the chorus.
Crowd: Futile to resist! You know we have come! Futile to resist... the battle is.. already won!
Crowd: Futile to resist! You know we have come! Futile to resist... the battle is.. already won!
The fans pop insanly right after as Odin begins to walk down the ramp at a slow an methodical pace. Once he gets to the foot of the ring, he steps up on it and looks around the arena again before steping over the ropes..
Crowd: Futile to resist! You know we have come! Futile to resist...
Odin cuts off the fans as he raises his hand in triumpt. Odin turns back to the ring as the fans finish their part.
Crowd: The battle is.. already won!
Odin stares down his opponent as he waits for the match to get underway. The bell sounds.
Zach Davis: Here we go!
Logan goes right on the attack, hitting Balfore with some clubbing blows. Balfore shrugs them off and throws Logan to the ropes, then goes for a Big Boot.
Shannan Lerch: Balfore is a Big Boot machine.
Logan ducks it, bounces off the ropes and Clotheslines Balfore! Again, he stumbles back but doesn't go down. Logan hits a Spinning Heel Kick, and again, Balfore doesn't go down. With Balfore stunned, Logan hits the Impact Style!
Zach Davis: Wow! Impact Style so early in the match! Does Logan have him!?
Logan quickly pins Balfore! One, two, no! Balfore kicks out.
Shannan Lerch: Not THAT easily.
Logan grabs Balfore and puts him in a Chinlock. Slowly Balfore works his way up but as he's to his feet, Logan uses his hair to pull him right back down.
Zach Davis: Logan isn't afraid to play dirty, we know that.
Logan stomps away at Balfore for several moments, but again Balfore just keeps working his way back up. Once Balfore is up, he blocks one of Logan's punches and Headbutts him!
Shannan Lerch: Logan's head is as hard as anyone's, don't know how effective that is gonna be.
Jokes aside, Logan reels away from Odin, holding his head. Odin grabs him and Headbutts him again. Odin then throws Logan to the ropes, and as Logan is coming back Odin Spears him down. He then kneels down with him and starts punching him right in the head.
Zach Davis: Not good for the face of the Face.
Logan is busted open, and Balfore has a sick smile on his face. He picks Logan up and throws him to the ropes before executing a Powerslam into pin.
Logan kicks out.
Shannan Lerch: Logan DOES have heart.
Balfore picks Logan up and puts him in a Bearhug. After several moments, the fans begin chanting LO-GAN! LO-GAN! LO-GAN! Logan uses their chants to work his arms beside Odin's head and clap them against it. Logan slips free of Odin's grasp and knees Odin in the gut, steps back a bit and then hits an Axe Kick!
Zach Davis: Shades of Booker T there!
Logan drops down and pins Odin!
No, Odin kicks out.
Shannan Lerch: How are either of these two men gonna take the other out?
Logan now grabs Odin's legs and starts putting him into a Sharpshooter, but Odin kicks him away. Odin gets up as Logan is running at him and kicks him in the gut... and quickly hits the Mark of Odin!
Zach Davis: OOF!
But Odin isn't done. Next he puts Logan into the Maverick's Whim!
Shannan Lerch: Uh oh...
After quite a while Logan's eyes have seemed to go lifeless. The ref raises his arm... and it falls.
He raises it again.... and again, it falls.
He raises it one more time ....
And it falls. Logan has passed out, and the ref calls for the belt.
Zach Davis: Aanndd Odin gets the win.
But Odin isn't done. He grabs Logan and starts kneeing him in the head.
Shannan Lerch: What is Odin doing here, come on! He already won!
Zach Davis: I think he's making a point, Shannan.
Logan is holding his head in pain and the mat is smeared with blood. But again, Balfore isn't done. He picks Logan up and lifts him onto his shoulders.
Shannan Lerch: Oh no..
And he hits the Odin Shrugged. Logan drops and clutches his head before his body goes lifeless. Balfore raises his arms, grinning.
Zach Davis: That man has earned a Title shot against Johnny Reb. And as great as Reb is, if I was him.. I'd be a bit worried at this point.
Shannan Lerch: Especially because Logan appears to be seriously injured here.
Paramedics arrive and start putting Logan onto a stretcher as Odin looks on and Slam fades to black.