The scene shows Joel Hall in the locker room, looking at the mirror, with a mask in his hand. He has a long stare at his own reflection.
???: What are you waiting for? Put it on!
Slowly, he puts on the mask. His pupils have gone red.
???: That's right. Now, go out there and tear that piece of shit, The Pit, to pieces.
Joel gets up and walks out of the locker room.
Drunk and Crazy by Mogwai hits and pyro explodes and Slam is on the air! We go live to Zach and Shannan.
Zach Davis: This is our last stop before Ultimate Showdown! And yes, I'm officially dubbing it THE NIGHT OF TOO MANY TAG MATCHES!
Shannan Lerch: Tonight is about sending one last statement to your Ultimate Showdown opponents. In our main event, four of the Ultimate Showdown contenders face off in tag action. Odin Balfore and Steve Orbit face Jonny Fly and Jeff Purse.
Zach Davis: We were excited to see Balfore and Fly go at it last week, until Mr. Roy Speedington went and ruined the whole thing. Jerk.
Shannan Lerch: We've also got Oblivion and Kira Sakazaki... yes, you heard me right, OBLIVION AND KIRA SAKAZAKI... teaming against the Pantheon team of Kid Phantasm and Johnny Reb.
Zach Davis: Kira Sakazaki is the x factor in this match. You wouldn't think that he'd be able to work with Oblivion, but with the Awakened Haruna Sakazaki in the middle of things, quite frankly... I don't know.
Shannan Lerch: Johnny Reb will be the ref during next week's People's Title match; it just might be his chance to put an end to this madness. For the sake of the future. Or something. I don't quite get it.
Zach Davis: Drama is teaming up tonight! The new Hardcore Champion, Tommy Kain, along with former Internet Champion, Johnny Stylez, are up against the Darkside of Treachery team of FPV and Synn.
Shannan Lerch: I can tell you this, neither FPV nor Synn are in the best of moods, to say the least. Not after last week.
Zach Davis: SIX MAN tag team action! Stuart Slane, the new Internet Champion, teams with Tek and Steeltoe Joe, the Tag Titles challengers, to take on Kale Windsor, the Internet Title challenger, and Eric Price and Jonathan Jakobs, the Tag Team Champions.
Shannan Lerch: That sentence makes my brain hurt.
Zach Davis: We've got Shane Knight in a handicapped match against Bishop and Priest! Bishop and Priest were able to take out Hunter Valentyne last week, will they have another good week this time too?
Shannan Lerch: The former Tag Team Champions are in action against The Heels, allies of Adam Young. We saw interaction between The Hero, Ryan Blake, and The Villain, Adam Young last week, which lead to this. Huh.
Zach Davis: We've got one of Seth's classic battle royals to fire people. However, this time, there are two Darkside of Treachery members in it. Seth clearly puts a lot of faith in them.
Shannan Lerch: Guess he's tired of paying a whole bunch of paychecks, I guess? We could see the likes of Harvey Dodson, Hunter Valentyne, Barnabus Smythe, or Zombie McMorris fired tonight!
Zach Davis: And in our opener, newcomer The Pit takes on Joel Hall. Before the show, we saw some disturbing footage with Hall, if I do say so myself...
Shannan Lerch: Let's start the show!
The familiar opening trumpets of “White Trash Renegade” blare through the arena, and the crowd buzzes with anticipation. They erupt as Waylon Cash dances out onto the stage with the WCF World Heavyweight Championship draped over the shoulder of his black “Johnny Cash” t-shirt. He smiles wide as he poses for the crowd, holding the belt high over his head. Slowly, Roxxanne Savage steps out from behind the curtain, and stands next to the champion.
Zach Davis: And I guess we're opening tonight with our new World Heavyweight Champion, Waylon Cash.
Shannan Lerch: And there's his manager, Roxxy. He was involved in a grueling match just seven days ago against FPV. I wonder what he has to say tonight.
Waylon throws his arm around Roxxy's shoulder, and the couple make their way down the entrance ramp. The music can barely be heard over the screaming of the fans, As Waylon rolls under the bottom rope, and assists his manager into the ring. A crew member hands Cash a microphone, but he has to wait for the cheering to die down before he can speak.
Waylon Cash: Damn, it feels good to be king!
This line brings another roar of applause from the crowd, as Waylon jokingly checks his hair in the reflection of the belt.
Waylon Cash: It took my ass sixteen years to get here! I been bleedin' all over this country for almost two decades now, and I'm finally at the top! That being said... this belt ain't leavin' my hands any time soon. I know that's a tall order, given that I got Ultimate Showdown right around the corner. I know I'm doin' this on the heels of two of the shortest reignin' champs we've ever had. Seems like the cards are stacked against me, but if you know Waylon Cash, you know that that's when he is at his best! I can't seem to work unless the odds are against me, and my ass is against the wall, so at Ultimate Showdown I'll be happy to take on Odin Balfore, Jonny Fly, FPV, Roy Speede, Tommy Kain, Jeff Purse, and Steve Orbit! I'll take on the whole damn roster if y'all want me to! This title stays with me!
The crowd cheers again as Waylon smiles, and adjusts the weight of the belt on his shoulder.
Waylon Cash: Honestly, I just wanted to come out and gloat a little, since my celebration last week was interrupted by some asshole.
The audience erupts once again, causing both Waylon and Roxxy to laugh.
Waylon Cash: As for my plans tonight... Imma take the night off, and paint this city red with my girl, and my belt!
Waylon wraps his arm around Roxxy's waist, and pulls her into him, kissing her deeply on the lips as the crowd roars in approval, and his music begins to play again. Waylon and Roxxy climb out of the ring, and make their way up the ramp. They smile at each other before disappearing behind the curtain.
Kyle Steel: This match is scheduled for one fall.
The arena goes dark. Suddenly, a voice can be heard.
"This is the year where hope fails you
Pulse of the Maggots by Slipknot is blasted through the arena. The crowd cheers as the intro of the song is played. Pyro is blasted on stage, which causes the lights to come back on. Out from backstage, Joel Hall comes out. He is wearing a black trenchcoat and a random kabuki mask. He looks around the arena.
Kyle Steel: Now coming to the ring, weighing in at two-hundred and twenty-four pounds, Joel Hall!
"I fight for the unconventional
Joel walks down the ramp and looks straight ahead at the ring. He stops and looks back at the stage.
"We, we are the new diabolic
Then, Joel jumps on the canvas and rolls over the ropes, entering the ring. He takes his mask off and throws it into the crowd. He goes onto each turnbuckle and looks at the crowd.
"I won't, be the inconsequential
At the final turnbuckle, after looking at the crowd, he raises his right arm with a devil horns sign. He gets off and takes his trenchcoat off. He does some stretches while he waits for his opponent.
Shannan Lerch: Up next we'll see a newcomer to WCF, The Pit.
The Pit's theme music blasts on the speakers in the auditorium, as he comes from the back of the curtain accompanied by his body guard smiling at all the people that are booing him. He stops in the center of the ramp as the name plate flashes on screen.
He looks over his left and right shoulder, then continues his walk down the ramp. Before exceeding beyond the end of the ramp, he does his infamous pose proceeding to get on both of his knees. He prays for a couple of seconds and then throws his hands up to the sky as white pyro ignite behind him on the stage ramp. Once the smoke clears he gets back up to his feet making his way to the side steps of the ring, and his body guard follows him not exceeding past the limits of steps though. Once he's up the last step, he proceeds to walk along the edge of the ring shining his cocky smile, and winks at the audience who show their disapproval for him by throwing trash at him. Once Pit has made his way into the ring through the top and middle ropes, he climbs the turnbuckle nearest him and commands the crowd to bow to him. And he shows off his muscluar physique by flexing the both of his arms in an arrogant fashion. He hops down from the turnbuckle as his music fades out into the background.
Zach Davis: This should be a very entertaining match. Not sure what we can expect from The Pit.
The ref signals for the bell to ring, and the two men circle each other. Slowly, they go to lock up. Joel Hall easily pushes the Pit into the corner. As the ref is pushing them apart, the Pit reaches forward, and slaps Joel across the face. Hall then delivers a number of angry kicks to the Pit's midsection, sending him to a seated position. Joel wastes no time in bouncing off the opposite ropes, and delivering a well placed kick to the Pit's jaw.
Zach Davis: Holy crap! He just kicked the Pit's head into the fourth row!
Shannan Lerch: No he didn't. It's still on his shoulders. Idiot.
Joel Hall drags the Pit to his feet, and tosses him over the top rope, into the arms of his Manager. They both hit the ground, as Joel stands tall, and the crowd cheers. Slowly, the Pit is helped into the ring by his manager, and runs straight at Joel. Hall goes for a cross body block, but the Pit ducks it. Joel crashes to the ground, as the Pit bounces off the ropes, and hits Hall with a dropkick to the side of the head.
Shannan Lerch: How far did his head go?
Zach Davis: Tenth row, now shut up.
Shannan Lerch: GOVERNMENT MULE!!!
Zach Davis: Now you're just being mean.
The Pit stands up, and stomps on the back of Joel's head, as the crowd boos loudly. The Pit smiles, and jumps in the air, going for a standing leg drop, but Joel dives out of the way just in time. The Pit hits the ground, and clutches his tailbone, screaming in pain. Both men rise to their feet at the same time. Joel whips the Pit into the ropes, but the Pit comes back with a wheel kick, sending Hall to the ground again. The Pit quickly grabs Joel's legs, and tries to turn him over.
Zach Davis: The Pit is going for the Dog Tamer!
The Pit struggles to get enough leverage, and Joel quickly reverses it, sending his opponent flipping onto his back. Joel then jumps onto the second rope, and attempts an asai moonsault, but gets hit with a set of knees to the gut. Hall collapses, and the Pit is on him again. He grabs his legs, and this time succeeds in twisting Joel around.
Shannan Lerch: There it is! The Dog Tamer! If Joel Hall can't manage to get out of this one, he'll have no choice but to tap!
The Pit wrenches back, and Joel Hall screams, as he reaches for the ropes. He's inches away, but can't quite grab them. With one last desperate lunge, he wraps his hand around the bottom rope, and the ref signals for the Pit to let go. After a four count he does, but he spins around, and stomps on Joel until he rolls out of the ring. Joel takes a second to try to recuperate, but the Pit bounces off the ropes, and goes for a suicide dive. Joel sees him at the last second, and moves, sending the Pit crashing into the steel barricade.
Zach Davis: Good lord!
Shannan Lerch: Welcome to WCF!
Joel smiles, seeing his opening. He lifts the Pit in a power bomb position, and slams his back against the ring apron with tremendous force. The crowd screams loudly as the Pit falls to the concrete below. Joel Hall lifts him up, and rolls him under the bottom rope, following quickly behind. The Pit stays on the ground, as Joel climbs the turnbuckles. He reaches the top, and without looking, leaps off, and spins around. He hits the Pit with a textbook Phoenix splash, and goes for the pin.
Zach Davis: The Pit just barely gets his shoulder up!
Joel slaps the mat in frustration, and drags the Pit to a standing position. Hall bounces off the ropes, and goes for a bicycle kick, but the Pit dodges underneath it. Hall turns around, and gets hit with a hurricarana. The Pit hold on for a pin.
Joel kicks out, and both men just lay on the mat for a little while.
Zach Davis: Big moves hit by both men, a lot of offense, and a lot of pain.
Shannan Lerch: You gotta assume that this one will come down to whoever has the ball last.
Joel and the Pit both stand up, and trade right hands back and forth. Joel spins around, and bounces off the ropes, before nailing the Pit with a hard bicycle kick. Joel lifts him back up, and brings him into a suplex. He stalls for a few seconds, before nailing a brainbuster, and immediately grabbing hold for a pin.
Joel Hall rolls off of the Pit,. And raises his hand in victory.
Kyle Steel: your winner... Joel Hall!
Joel Hall is looking down at the unconscious Pit, with a microphone in his hand.
Shannan Lerch: This masked man, what the hell is he gonna do with him?
The former 'Xtreme Fear' slowly raises the microphone to his mouth and starts to say something.
Joel Hall: So, you think you're a superstar, huh? Well, did you think it was that easy fighting me? I'll show your brother what he's about to witness. I'll show the entire WCF universe what I would do at Ultimate Showdown.
Joel puts down the mic and starts to pick up The Pit.
Zach Davis: What is this madman gonna do?!
Joel starts to grin behind that mask. With full strength, he throws The Pit with a full nelson suplex.
Zach Davis: My god! What the hell was that?!
Shannan Lerch: A full nelson suplex! But wait! Hall's not done!
Just before Joel does something else, Dave gets into the ring and tries to stop him. Unfortunately, Joel retaliates by executing the Arm Pressure on Dave. Dave rolls out of the ring helplessly.
Joel Hall: Stay out of my way if you wanna live!
Joel puts The Pit in a surfboard hold. The Pit can't do anything. All he could do is scream in pain and agony.
Zach Davis: This is torture! Someone, call the EMTs!
In 30 seconds, Joel stomps onto The Pit's skull, face landing flat on the canvas.
Shannan Lerch: He's knocked out cold!
Blood is seen coming out of The Pit. Joel picks up The Pit and puts him in the Killing With A Smile.
Zach Davis: How much suffering is he gonna give!?
Smiling, Joel executes Pandora, throwing The Pit out of the ring.
Shannan Lerch: Ouch! Hopefully he's had enough of carnage!
Joel picks up the mic, and puts it over his mouth. His heavy breathing can be heard by the shocked crowd.
Joel Hall: Sorry if you had to see this bloodbath. But I'm trying to make a statement here. What you all saw, will be applied to the person that accepts my challenge at Ultimate Showdown. Right now, Xtreme Fear is gone. The Iowan Massacre has made his mark in Pennsylvania.
Joel drops the mic. 'Pulse of the Maggots' by Slipknot is blasted through the arena as he leaves the horrified crowd in their seats. He turns around and gives one evil smile to the crowd.
Zach Davis: Did that just happened?
Shannan Lerch: I believe so, Zach. Joel has become a lunatic.
The camera fades in, showing Waylon Cash seated next to Roxxanne Savage in the back of a stretch limousine. The WCF World title rests on the man's shoulder, as he leans back in his seat. His raven haired manager smiles over at him, and breaks the silence.
Roxxanne: So, where we gonna go?
Waylon Cash: You sound like you already got somethin' in mind.
Roxxanne: I do. You remember that benefit you couldn't get to, cuz you figured you'd be booked tonight?
Waylon's eyes go wide in horror, as his brain searches for some other activity.
Waylon Cash: You mean that black tie thing?
It comes out as more of a whine than a question.
Roxxanne: Yeah, that black tie thing. It's to raise money for GLAAD , and there's gonna be a lot of media attention. It's a good cause, and a good way to get your face out there.
Waylon fidgets with his worn out, mesh trucker cap for a moment, trying to find any excuse not to go.
Waylon Cash: Fine... but I ain't stayin' all night. Those people gimme the creeps.
Roxxy's eyes go wide at Waylon's assertion.
Roxxanne: What do you mean THOSE people?
Waylon Cash: You know... rich people. Besides, what does GLAAD want me there for? I ain't gay.
Roxxanne: No, but they like to get people from certain groups that... break stereotypes.
Waylon Cash: Ah, so you mean they want me cuz I'm a famous, liberal, hillbilly.
Roxxy: That's about the size of it. There's gonna be booze.
Waylon Cash: Then what are we waiting for?
Roxxanne: Proper attire.
Roxxy chuckles, as she lowers the partition between themselves at the driver.
Roxxanne: Driver! Would you mind pulling over at the next formal wear shop we see?
Zach Davis: We come back from commercial, and the participants for this next match are already in the ring. Everyone except one man.
Shannan Lerch: Anyone eliminated from this battle royal will be FIRED, they have five minutes to keep their job. And here comes the last man.
The lights go out. They stay off for about 15 seconds or so before "Change" by Deftones starts playing throughout the arena. A spotlight hits the entranceway and out from the back walks Gravedigger, escorted by Adrian and JJ.
The crowd boos heavily and the trio stops on top of the ramp as Gravedigger looks around smiling. They then walk down the ramp and over to the ring steps. Adrian walks over to the side of the ring, reaches up and pulls himself up onto the apron with one of the ropes and then climbs into the ring. Gravedigger climbs the steps first and turns to JJ, pulling up the middle rope and stepping down on the bottom one, as she steps through the gap into the ring.
Gravedigger steps through the top and middle rope and walks over to one of the turnbuckles and stands on the middle pad as the crowd rains boos down upon him.
Zach Davis: Aaanndd here we go.
Quickly, Doc Henry pulls out a pair of handcuffs and handcuffs himself to the ring ropes.
Shannan Lerch: BRILLIANT!
Zach Davis: Uh, well I guess Doc Henry won't be getting fired tonight...
Anyway, the ring explodes as people attack one another. Hank Lane brawling with Noob Cha-Cha, Zombie McMorris brawling with Hunter Valentyne, and Gravedigger runs at Barnabus Smythe, Clotheslining him down. Henry just watches, of course. Harvey Dodson sulks around the ring, doing his best not to get attacked.
Shannan Lerch: Chaos!
McMorris picks up Valentyne and goes to throw him over the top!, which he does.
Zach Davis: Hunter Valentyne, fired-
No! Valentyne lands on the ring apron. Zombie runs at him to knock him down, but Hunter ducks down and shoulders Zombie through the ropes. He climbs back in and hits McMorris with a Russian Legsweep.
Shannan Lerch: Zombie thought Hunter Valentyne would be easy prey, but that turned out to not be the case!
Meanwhile, Noob Cha-Cha has gotten Lane to stop attacking and is talking to him. It seems like they strike up an alliance. They then approach Hunter Valentyne and whisper something to him. He nods.
Zach Davis: What are these three conspiring to do?
Finally, all three of them run towards Big Harvey Dodson and attack him! The three of them lift him up and throw him over the top rope!
Shannan Lerch: Noob Cha-Cha lead an organized assault against the incredibly heavy man! She enlisted two other men to help her!
Zach Davis: Welp, now that big fat man has been fired.
Harvey hits the mat outside with a giant THUD. Noob Cha-Cha points and laughs, which gives Hank Lane and Hunter Valentyne opportunity to go to throw her over!, however they both had the same idea and begin brawling with each other instead.
Shannan Lerch: Noob Cha-Cha almost lost her job!
Henry points and laughs at Dodson. Gravedigger, meanwhile, has Smythe in the corner and he's attacking him mercilessly. He pulls Smythe out and throws him to the ropes..
Zach Davis: So long to the pirate-
But Smythe doesn't go over!, he bounces and Spears Gravedigger down!
Shannan Lerch: Barnabus Smythe takes Gravedigger down! Wow!
Five.. four.. three... two...
Zach Davis: One! The match is over!
Shannan Lerch: Only one man fired, actually! Surprising.
Gravedigger stands up, pissed. Most of the other wrestlers in the match are starting to leave; Hunter Valentyne and Zombie McMorris are both heading to the back. Barnabus turns to leave, but Gravedigger runs at him and hits him with a Clothesline From Hell!
Zach Davis: Guess Gravedigger didn't appreciate that Spear!
But Gravedigger is still mad. He runs at Hank Lane and hits him with a Clothesline From Hell also! And last, but not least, he grabs poor Noob Cha-Cha and hits her with a Death Driver!
Zach Davis: Now he's just trying to prove a point! Come on, this is totally uncalled for...
Henry has himself unlocked from the handcuffs now, and he's laughing at everyone who just got attacked. Until, all of a sudden the lights go off, the entire arena erupts in excitement. Kids are going crazy completely loosing their minds as they hell at the top of their lungs. Red, white and blue fireworks go off and the lights immediately come back on as Donald Deruty can be seen walking out from the back with a microphone in hand!
Shannan Lerch: Oh great, here comes D-Day. What does he want?!
He stops half way down the entrance ramp while the raises the microphone to his mouth.
Donald Deruty: Gravedigger! We have some unfinished business! Two years ago Seth made us team up in a tag team tournament which we ended up losing. We then went on to lose against Bane and Hodge and got into a brawl afterwards. When we finally got our one-on-one match that we’d both been waiting for, you cheated to win! Next week, at Ultimate Showdown. Me and you!
Gravedigger then makes his way over to the ropes and looks at Donald with an evil look in his eyes. He leans on the top rope looking like he is ready to take Donald right then and there. He keeps on motioning for Donald to come to the ring, but Donald just smiles.
Donald Deruty: Now I wouldn't want to waste anything for the fans now do we?
Then suddenly at the last minute Donald is hit in the back and is just pushed a little bit. The attacker is DoT's own Seth Lerch. Donald turns around to see the attacker and a smile comes upon his face. He starts to walk towards Seth as he tries to flee towards the backstage. Donald is once again hit from behind but this time he is knocked down to the metal floor by a different man. Doc Henry notices Donald chasing Seth and made his way to the ramp to save him. Stomp after stomp is delivered on Donald as he finally catches one and kicks Doc back towards the ring.
Zach Davis: MORE chaos has erupted here! And we've got Gravedigger versus Donald Deruty in his return to the WCF ring confirmed for Ultimate Showdown!
Doc stumbles back, about to run back after Donald but is stopped by Gravedigger that comes from behind Doc from the ring slowly. He signals Doc and Seth to stop. The sight of Gravedigger intrigues Donald as he starts to walk towards the ascending Gravedigger. They both get within arms length of each other before they both start brawling on the metal ramp. Punch after punch is landed as they both start to beat each other to a bloody pulp. Security from the back starts to come from the backstage and stops the two men from harming each other any more. At first only four security guards come before Donald and Gravedigger get loose and continue on the beat down.
Shannan Lerch: We really need better security guards.
More and more security comes to hold back both Donald, Gravedigger, and even Doc Henry from entering the brawl. The last thing that is seen is Donald being dragged to the backstage area by four different security guards while Gravedigger is being held at the entrance ramp by the same amount of guards. Seth looks on as they drag Donald away as a smile comes across his face.
Zach Davis: Ladies and gentlemen, the ring is being decorated here.
Shannan Lerch: You ready for this Zach? We heard about it all week. Eric Price has been touting that he will celebrate the win of the tag team championships here tonight and he has invited all of our fans to take part in it.
Zach Davis: Tout? Another word of the day there?
Shannan Lerch: Oh shut up!
Zach Davis: Nevertheless, you see the black carpeting in the ring, two tables on the side with champagne among other assorted drinks and torches at each corner of the ring. Eric Price certainly likes to spare no expense for a celebration.
Shannan Lerch: True.
Kyle Steel: Ladies and gentlemen please welcome the new tag team champions of WCF, Eric Price and Jonathan Jakobs!
Eric Price and Jonathan Jakobs appear on stage, no music playing, the crowd booing as loudly as they can at them. They walk down the ramp a few steps and Eric signals for music to start playing. “Olympic Fanfare and Theme” begin to play over the speakers and they continue walking down slowly as a pyrotechnics show plays on the stage.
Zach Davis: Arrogance personified.
Shannan Lerch: Oh let them have their moment, they have money.
Zach Davis: Both men slowly making their way to the ring here enjoying every second of this planned celebration after successfully capturing the tag team titles, some would say with an assist from Synn and Doc Henry.
Shannan Lerch: Some would say? Eric Price said that they won the match single-handedly and I believe him.
Zach Davis: I’m sure you do. You’re probably on his payroll.
Shannan Lerch: I’d like to be.
Zach Davis: Nevertheless, both men in the ring now with huge smiles on their faces as they are now the new WCF Tag Team Champions. Price asking for a microphone here and looks like he’s going to address the crowd here.
Eric Price: Shhh!!!
Crowd: You suck! You suck! You suck!
Eric Price: Please, let’s show some respect here. A little civility would be in order.
Zach Davis: I don’t think the crowd cares for what Price is asking here.
Eric Price: Simmer down now. You need to show some respect to the new tag team champions of WCF, Eric Price and Jonathan Jakobs!
Zach Davis: The boos only getting louder here, it’s actually somewhat difficult to hear what Price is saying.
Eric Price: Last week I came out here to promote my new book and to tell you to no longer follow any organized religion. This week, I announced that I am starting my own church, the church of Eric Price, which seeks to enrich people’s lives and enlighten you to help you help yourselves. I am doing this because I am a good man, an honest man, and my only goal is to help my fellow man. As the benefactors that we are to you, we will continue giving, yes, giving to you the less fortunate, the little people of the world because you need us to provide you with sustenance, with jobs, with a steady paycheck and for that you are welcome!
Zach Davis: This guy is so full of himself!
Shannan Lerch: He makes a good point. I’d like to have a crack at that wallet.
Jonathan Jakobs: A lot of people questioned why I teamed up with Eric Price. A lot of you turned on me for joining him and becoming far more successful in WCF. Ever since I teamed up with him, I’ve earned more money, have won more matches and now I even have gold because of it. Some of you say I changed, I didn’t change, it was you people that changed. You turned on me after I attempted to look out for and better myself; you decided to hate me because I decided to become even more of a success or as some of you have taken to saying, because I sold out. I didn’t sell out, I simply decided to reveal my true nature. I have money and I have plenty of it much like my partner here and it only made sense to team with him because money should get together with money. And together, we are going to take over and run WCF as we see fit.
Crowd: You sold out! You sold out! You sold out!
Eric Price: The fact of the matter is that we are not a gimmick, we’re not kitschy in anyway, we are simply ourselves and we are true to our nature. We tell it like it is. With that said, I would like to announce the name for our team. And we picked a name that would reflect what we are. Not some generic name like “The Heels”, not some arbitrary name like “Pantheon” and certainly not some name that’s supposed to inspire people yet in reality means nothing like “Prophecy”. No no, we are going to be named something that reflects. The team of Eric Price and Jonathan Jakobs, we will be known as The Benefactors. And ladies and gentlemen, mark this date on your calendars, mark the time, set your DVRs, remember this moment because this is only the beginning. The Benefactors will take WCF by storm and unlike the Prophecy who are nothing but talk, we will actually accomplish our goals because when we want something, we take it and we will do anything to achieve it. And we start tonight by showing Prophecy what they’re in store for at Ultimate Showdown. For now, we leave you with this, those who do not study history are doomed to repeat it. And history has shown us that whenever Tek is in a stable, it is doomed to fail. I thank you all very much! Have a pleasant evening!
Zach Davis: What an arrogant bastard he is!
Eric Price and Jonathan Jakobs start walking up the ramp as “Olympic Fanfare and Theme” starts to play again.
Zach Davis: And now we have to listen to that hideous music again!
Shannan Lerch: It’s not hideous. It’s an honor to attend one of their celebrations although this one was a bit short.
Zach Davis: Thank God it was because when Price starts talking, he likes to go on and on about himself.
Shannan Lerch: And why shouldn’t he, he’s a great man.
Zach Davis: And did you hear Jakobs, he’s so proud of having joined Eric Price. Now they are known as The Benefactors, a rather appropriate name for them I must say but let’s see if they can pick up a victory later tonight.
Zach Davis: Next up ladies and gentlemen, The Alliance tag team of Michael Santiago and Ryan Blake faces off against a team simply known as the Heels.
Shannan Lerch: Heels? what, were they eating balogna sandwiches and thought "Hey, bread heels, heels, we could call ourselves the Heels. how cool is that? i mean, seriously?
Zach Davis: All sarcasm aside Shannan, this would be a definite feather in the cap of the Heels to beat the former world tag team champions. It won't be easy, coming out of Night of champions having lost those belts to Jonathan Jakob and Eric Price, Santiago and Blake will be looking to gain some momentum going into the number one contenders match against Darkside of Treachery members Doc Henry and Synn, who caused the Alliance to lose the belts in the first place.
Shannan Lerch: They have to be getting sick and tired of Synn by now, he's been rubbing their faces in the fact he beat them in a handicap match a couple of weeks ago, then adding insult to injury, he proclaimed himself and Doc Henry the TRUE tag team champions, and if that wasn't enough, as you mentioned, cost them the world tag team championships on top of it.
Zach Davis: Synn sure does seem to have it out for the Alliance, that much is for certain. With all that in mind, lets go to ringside where Kyle Steel is ready for introductions.
Kyle Steels introduction is drowned out by the cheers of the standing audience, as the lights dim and " King Of My World " heralds the arrival of Santiago and Blake. The pyro goes off that illuminates the arena. As the music climaxes The Alliance appear at the top of the stage, they slowly make their way down to the ring, while taunting the fans. once inside they climb opposite turnbuckles and gesture to the crowd working the mixture of boos and cheers before meeting in the middle of the ring and doing their signature "Alliance" taunt.
Zach Davis: Looking sharp tonight, and there looking no doubt to take that first step to a second world tag team title reign.
Michael and Ryan stand in one of the corners, going over last minute strategy. Kyle Steel steps back center ring, but before he can even raise the mic to make his next introductions, the lights go out, red and purple strobe laser lights fill the arena as slow steady instrumental beat begins to play.
Shannan Lerch: Whoa, lights out looks like the Heels are trying to make a big impression here
The music picks up to a fast tempo techno beat as the strobe lights begin to move all around, "swamped" by Lacuna Coil begins to play, the crowd becomes enthusiastic at the familiar theme, and begin to grow restless with unanticipated presence of Synn being made.
Zach Davis: OH MY GOD! Here we go again, that's Synn's first theme as Terry Roberts.
Shannan Lerch: Oh my god is right, he must really hate the alliance, i foresee some very Synnful things happening at any moment now.
When you're taught through feelings
Destiny who cares
After a minute of play, the music begins to fade, Michael and Ryan are circling the proverbial wagons, stalking around the inside of the ring demanding that Synn show himself.
Zach Davis: These guys aren't very happy right now.
Shannan Lerch: Would you be after all he has done to them?
The crowd buzz slowly quiets down, everyone, including Michael and Ryan aren't sure what is going on. Kyle leans half out of the ring conversing with the timekeeper, after a brief conference, he shrugs his shoulders, walks back to the center of the ring to try and do the second introductions again.
Shannan Lerch: Well that was a real let down, leave us hanging like that why dontcha?
Zach Davis: Obviously an apparent ruse, mindgames against the Alliance on Synn's part.
Michael and Ryan are obviously rattled a bit, but being the champion caliber professionals they refocus on the match at hand.
Kyle Steel: Ladies and gentleman. Their opponents.....
The mic squelches, then the titantron buzzes to life. Michael and Ryan's eyes go wide as the crowd gives a big pop when Synn appears on screen.
Shannan Lerch: OOH THERE HE IS! He's got something up his sleeve planned.
Synn slowly looks up, his face is partially painted in white and black letters
Zach Davis: What on earth? he has Alliance painted on half his face!
Shannan Lerch: He's lost it Zach, boy's finally gone over the deep end and went nutso.
Santiago steps over to Kyle Steel, rudely snatching the mic out of his hand.
Michael Santiago: What bullshit are you playing at Synn? I AM SO SICK AND TIRED OF YOU!
Blake takes the mic from Santiago
Ryan Blake: You want a piece, get in line asshole, we got a match and your about two seconds away from the beating of your life.
A warped smile slowly comes across his face, almost a sneer in fact. He leans down, reaching for something, then stands back up, running his hand across the unpainted side of his face. Michael and Ryans eyes go even wider as the crows give an ever bigger pop!
Shannan Lerch: UGH, is that...........BLOOD?
As his hand glides down his face, blood begins to smear across it. Synn begins to laugh, a slow spine chilling laugh.
Zach Davis: MY god that IS blood, but who's?
As if in response to his question, the camera pulls back, Synn has Sherri in his other hand, lying at his feet are the Adam Young's cohorts that comprise the tag team known as the Heels, both busted open from apparent shots to the head from Synn's guitar. Almost immediately upon seeing the unconscious bodies of their would be opponents Michael and Ryan dead near freeze in shock at the site their eyes behold. At the same time several officials and referees arrive, trying to check on the two fallen wrestlers while staying a safe distance from Synn.
Zach Davis: Again, OH MY GOD! He's taken out the Heels, what the hell for?
Santiago takes the mic from Blake's hand, Blake is frozen in apparent horror at the visage of Synn, standing above his and Santiago's would be opponents with their blood smeared all over his face. Santiago tries to stand courageous, but he too is visibly shaken by the insanity his eyes are witnessing.
Michael Santiago: What the hell did you do Synn? what games are you playing? What the hell is your problem you sick son of a bitch?
Synn snaps into a rage at this, he swings wide with his guitar nearly hitting one of the junior referees in the head, when he looks back to the camera his face is a mixture of sick glee and anger, giving his face an odd eerie aura to it. He points at the camera
Synn: My mother never was nor ever shall be a BITCH, you watch your tongue or i WILL RIP IT OUT OF YOUR HEAD!!! Tonight is a rebirth of what is and what was. there can never be parts to a whole, you cannot divide that which is meant to be united. Synn is me, i am Synn, we are not separate, but we are one, divided we perish, together we stand unequaled.
Zach Davis: What?
Shannan Lerch: Hey big brother, if ya hear me, call the sanitorium, this guy has gone fruit loops here.
Michael Santiago: What the fuck are you talking about Synn. Your making no sense!
Synn laughs hard and loud. Picking up Sherri he holds the guitar close to his face, caressing it softly with a sick smile.
Zach Davis: This guy gives me the creeps.
Synn: Tonight is the rebirth of Terry Roberts, Terry "SYNN" Roberts, i have found that which i was, and that which i am meant to be, i am now whole, it is the start of a new beginning for me, and the start of the demise of the Alliance. As i said before. I OWN YOU!! I OWN THE ALLIANCE!!
Synn laughs again, the titantron slowly fades out.
After a moment of silence as everyone tries to figure out what Synn meant, and to get over the shock of his actions perpetuated against the Heels. Kyle has another brief conference with the timekeeper and a ring attendant, trying to get any word from backstage, a few minutes later Kyle takes the mic and makes his announcement.
Kyle Steel: Ladies and gentlemen, i have just gotten news that due to the fact that Michael and Ryan's opponents this evening will not be able to compete.
Ryan Blake is standing in the ring when from out of the crowd behind him comes Adam Young. He slides into the ring and taps Blake on the shoulder. Blake turns around and nearly gets hit in the face by a fireball from Adam Young. Blake rolls out of the ring as Adam holds his fingers really close to each other yelling at Blake, who is walking backwords towards the back.
Zach Davis: What the hell was that for!?
Shannan Lerch: The bad blood between these two continues!
Waylon Cash grimaces as he steps out of the changing room, his lanky frame draped with a black and white tuxedo. He adjusts the tight bow tie around his neck, and sets his trucker cap atop his head, before searching the well lit store for his female companion. As soon as his eyes fall on her, his discomfort leaves his mind. Her curvy frame is wrapped tightly in a shiny, red gown. The single strap wraps around her right collarbone, and holds tightly to her ample bosom as she steps across the room toward Waylon.
Waylon Cash: uuuhhh... that's...
Roxxanne: I believe the word you're looking for is aoogah!
Waylon chuckles, and wraps his hands around her midsection.
Waylon Cash: It don't matter where I'm goin', I won't be able to see nothin' but you.
Roxxanne eyes Cash, smiling at the cleaned up wrestler.
Roxxanne: You're lookin' good too, Tex. We gotta hurry though. We're already late. I already... well you already paid.
Waylon Cash: I know you're my manager and all, but you really gotta stop swipin' my wallet.
Roxxy chuckles as she drags Waylon out the door to the limo.
The Lights go out as blue mist begins to fill the air as Written in the Stars by Tinie Tempah begins to play. A man wearing a hoodie comes out to an arena full of cheers. He removes the hood and looks around as he stands at the top of the ramp. He smiles and continues walking down the aisle as he approaches the ring. He slides in the ring and runs to the turnbuckle and climbs it smiling.
John by Lil Wayne is playing and Bishop and Priest walk out. They go to different ring posts and climb over the top ropes. All across the arena, several fans have gotten out foam planks of wood that the WCF stands have been selling.
Zach Davis: Priest is crazy when that piece of wood is around!
Shannan Lerch: Quiet, Zach. That's his wife.
Priest sees one of the foam pieces of wood and grabs it, sliding into the ring and attacking Shane Knight with it! Knight stumbles back, taken by surprise, as the bell rings. Priest throws the foam wood to the side then throws Shane into the ropes and hits him with a headbutt.
Zach Davis: Well, the match is underway. Here we go.
Knight stumbles back again. Priest then runs at him and hits a high knee, knocking Knight down to the mat. He slowly picks Knight up, firmly in control, taking his time. He lifts Knight up..
Shannan Lerch: Powerbomb!
But Knight punches Priest's head a few times and then slides down, rolling him up in a pin!
No, Bishop gets in the ring and breaks it up!
Zach Davis: Shane Knight almost pulled out a victory using the element of surprise!
Bishop picks Knight up and throws him to the ropes. As Priest gets up as well the two hit him with a Double Big Boot, sending him crashing back down to the mat. Bishop gets back onto the apron so Priest can tag him in.
Shannan Lerch: Winning a handicap match is never easy, but ESPECIALLY not easy against these two beasts.
Bishop comes in and waits for Knight to get to his feet. Once he's up, Bishop uppercuts him. And again. And again. And again. And again!
Zach Davis: Five uppercuts!
Knight stumbles back into the ropes, leaning against them, woozy. Bishop runs at him and Big Boots him right in the head, sending him tumbling to the outside!
Shannan Lerch: Damn!
Zach Davis: Bishop loves to fight outside the ring, and he's gonna do just that.
Bishop slides out and picks Shane up, throwing him to the ring steps. Knight crashes into them. Bishop then picks Shane up and goes to smash his head into the turnbuckle.
Shannan Lerch: Shane Knight is going to get a concussion with all these attacks to his head!
And Shane knows he's in danger, and manages to block Bishop from slamming his head. He punches Bishop and then grabs his head instead, smashing it against the post himself!
Zach Davis: Shane Knight finally getting some offense in!
Shane then throws Bishop into the guardrail, before hopping back up onto the apron. Knight jumps off the apron and Dropkicks Bishop!
Shannan Lerch: High risk move, paid off!
Knight grabs Bishop and slides him back into the ring. He pins him.
No, Priest breaks it up!
Zach Davis: Ah, the perils of a handicap match.
Knight goes to stand back up but Priest runs at him and goes to knee him in the head. Knight, however, uses a Back Bodydrop to send Priest flying out of the ring. Bishop then grabs Knight but Knight rolls him up in a Small Package!
Shannan Lerch: Could this be it!?
Zach Davis: Shane Knight picks up the victory!
The bell sounds as Shane stands up, raising his arms in victory. Priest looks up into the ring angrily.
Zach Davis: Well this match is going to be interesting!
Shannan Lerch: Six men! I love it!
Zach Davis: I imagine you would. More so than that, we have the Internet Champion facing off against the number one contender, and the Tag-Team Champions facing off against their number one contenders!
Shannan Lerch: That’s right Zach, and Seth was fair enough to put the champions in this match are opposite sides. They’re all in the ring and we’re ready to go!
Ding, Ding, Ding.
Tek, Steeltoe Joe, Jonathan Jakobs, and Eric Price make their way onto the apron leaving “Scoutmaster” Stuart Slane and Kale Windsor to start the match.
Shannan Lerch: This should be interesting, a little preview to Ultimate Showdown’s Internet Title match!
Kale Windsor begins sizing Slane up, circling around him and awaiting the right time to make his strike. Windsor moves in and locks up with Slane, but the Internet Champion powers out quickly and puhes Kale Windsor into the corner. Slane follows with a shoulder block and as Kale Windsor bounces out of the corner Slane attempts to hit him with an uppercut.
Shannan Lerch: Windsor ducks out of the way!
Slane’s flailing attempt puts him in a precarious position, allowing Kale Windsor to tackle him down to the mat with ease and begin a combination of left and right hands to Slane’s skull. Slane finally gets up his arms to block the shots, and is able to roll away from Kale Windsor. Both men get back to their feet. This time it’s Slane who strikes first, sending a kick to the gut of Kale Windsor and then dropping him quickly with a DDT. Slane spins back to his feet and immediately brings Kale Windsor back up with him. He puhes his opponent into the corner whee Tek and Steeltoe Joe are standing. Slane tags in Tek.
Zach Davis: Scoutmaster handing off Kale Windsor to Tek.
Shannan Lerch: Kale Windsor is in a world of hurt right now.
Before Slane exits the ring he stands in front of the referee allowing Tek and Steeltoe Joe to get in some shots at Kale Windsor. Finally the referee puhes past Slane. Steeltoe Joe holds up he arms to show he’s not doing anything as Tek takes over the match. He pulls Kale Windsor out of the corner and goes to irish whip him across the ring, but stops Kale Windsor’s momentum, spins him, and then destroys him with an elbow smash. Windsor quickly rolls out of the ring to regain his bearings.
Shannan Lerch: Kale Windsor needs to find a way to tag in one of his teammates, but you can’t do that on the outside!
With Kale Windsor turned away from him Tek attempts to hit him with a baseball slide under the top rope. Hearing the reaction from the crowd, Kale Windsor alertly moves out of the way and Tek slides to the outside empty-handed.
Zach Davis: Big miss by Tek! Kale Windsor has to try to get some momentum now!
Windsor grabs Tek and rolls him back into the ring. He enters the ring and immediately goes to pick up Tek. He sends a cheap knee to Tek’s private happy place and then drops him with a spinebuster. Windsor finally makes the tag to Jonathan Jakobs.
Shannan Lerch: Hee comes Jonathan Jakobs, one half of the tag-team champions!
Zach Davis: Gritty performance by Windsor, holding on long enough to get the tag to the fresh man.
Jonathan Jakobs enters the ring and immediately goes to work. As Tek tries to get to his feet Jonathan Jakobs grabs him and delivers a sit-out neck breaker. Jonathan Jakobs gets back to his feet with Tek rising with him. Jonathan Jakobs bounces himself off the ropes and hits a springboard body splash taking Tek back down to the mat. He follows it up with a german suplex directly into a pin attempt.
Shannan Lerch: Jonathan Jakobs with the bridge!
Zach Davis: Kick out by Tek, not even close.
Jonathan Jakobs releases the hold and both men get back to their feet. Jakobs runs at Tek, who delivers a drop toe hold and immediately puts Jonathan Jakobs into a sleeper hold. Before the hold can even be tightened, Jonathan Jakobs elbows his way out and once more both men get back to their feet.
Shannan Lerch: These two are going to see each othe again next week, so this is a good time for them to get a feel for each othe’s strengths and weaknesses.
Zach Davis: I’m looking forward to that match next week. Jakobs and Price have looked unbeatable lately, but Prophecy is hungry for the gold.
Tek and Jonathan Jakobs lock up, with Tek getting Jonathan Jakobs into a side headlock before whipping him against the ropes and hitting a clothesline as he bounces back. Tek proceeds to drop a knee onto Jonathan Jakobs’s face, and then locks in a crossface!
Zach Davis: Jonathan Jakobs’s in the center of the ring!
Shannan Lerch: He’s in trouble! Can Tek hold on!?
Jonathan Jakobs screams out in pain and begins moving around trying to find a way to slide out of the hold. He tries to reach out for the ropes but he’s not even close. Realizing he’s in trouble, Eric Price runs into the ring and sends a stiff kick to Tek’s head ending the hold. Steeltoe Joe runs into the ring and tackles Price. Kale Windsor and the “Scoutmaster” now enter and a drop kick from Kale Windsor downs Slane. Steeltoe Joe begins unleashing a flurry of punches to Price before Kale Windsor pulls he off. Tek and Jonathan Jakobs get to their feet. Tek goes to help Steeltoe Joe fight off Kale Windsor, but Jonathan Jakobs grabs him from behind and hits him with a snap powerslam.
Slane Slane, Jonathan Jakobs Jonathan Jakobs, and Eric Price Price get back to their feet. Kale Windsor has Steeltoe Joe in the corner and delivering HARD knife-edge chops to he midsection. He turns to see Price and Jonathan Jakobs sizing Slane up, and joins in. Kale Windsor sends a shot to the back of Slane’s head causing the Internet Champion to stumble forward whee he is double-clotheslined by Price and Jonathan Jakobs.
Shannan Lerch: As you could expect great teamwork by the tag-team champions!
Eric Price walks toward the ropes and out of the ring. Jonathan Jakobs turns his attention back to the legal man in the match, Tek. As Slane Slane and Steeltoe Joe regain their bearings and roll out of the ring, Jonathan Jakobs picks up Tek and attempts to hit him with a powerbomb. As he’s hoisted in the air, Tek slides out of the hold and runs over to the ropes and tags in Steeltoe Joe.
Zach Davis: Steeltoe Joe is in finally!
Shannan Lerch: He’s going right after Jakobs!
Steeltoe Joe runs at Jonathan Jakobs, who quickly moves out of the way. Steeltoe Joe crahes into the corner, falling to the mat. Jonathan Jakobs pulls him up and hits he with a belly to belly suplex followed by a diving headbutt from the top rope. He goes for the cover.
Shannan Lerch: Jonathan Jakobs hooks the leg!
Steeltoe Joe kicks out with some authority, throwing Jakobs off of him.
Zach Davis: Steeltoe Joe isn’t anywhee close to giving up in this match!
Shannan: Do you think he really has steel toes, Zach?
Zach Davis: …you’re truly terrible at your job, you know that Shannan?
Joe quickly gets back to his feet and again runs at Jonathan Jakobs. He hits him with a flying elbow and then goes ballistic with quick shots to Jonathan Jakobs’s ribs, chest, and head. Still, Jonathan Jakobs is able to shake off the blows and push him off. As he runs back again toward Jakobs, he levels him with a drop kick. Jonathan Jakobs walks over to his corner whee Price and Kale Windsor are holding out their hands. He tags in Eric Price.
Zach Davis: Hee comes Eric Price Price!
Shannan Lerch: A fresh Eric Price is now in, things are about to get interesting in a hurry!
Eric Price gets into the ring and quickly goes to work on Steeltoe Joe. He hits him with a crossbody as Price tries to get back to his feet. Price quickly picks him back and take Joe back down to the mat with an Olympic Slam. Price gets back to his feet and taunts Slane and Tek in the corner before turning his attention back to Steeltoe Joe. Joe is on the ropes using them to try and get back to his feet.
Shannan Lerch: Eric Price about to go back to work right here.
Price moves toward Steeltoe Joe and as he gets all the way back to his feet, Price nails him with an inverted DDT. Price watches as Steeltoe Joe again tries to get back to his feet. Price smiles, and then helps Joe back up before hitting him with a vicious inverted face lock neckbreaker.
Shannan Lerch: Eric Price with the cover!
Zach Davis: KICKOUT by Steeltoe Joe!
Shannan Lerch: Just barely!
Price gets back to his feet and moves Steeltoe Joe into his corner where Jonathan Jakobs and Kale Windsor get in some cheap shots. Price makes the tag to Kale Windsor.
Shannan Lerch: Kale Windsor back into the ring trying to build off the momentum Eric Price has given his team!
Kale Windsor grabs Steeltoe Joe and sends him to the mat with a suplex, followed by a running leg sweep. Kale Windsor heads to the turnbuckle and climbs to the top. However, he’s on the turnbuckle parallel to the “Scoutmaster” who shakes the ropes and knocks him off the top of the turnbuckle all the way to the outside!
Zach Davis: Cheap move by Scoutmaster!
Slane hops down from the apron and approaches the fallen Kale Windsor. This gains the attention of Eric Price and Jonathan Jakobs who come running over. Eric Price is intercepted by Tek who hits a 450 splash from the apron!
Shannan Lerch: Eric Price is down!
Jonathan Jakobs approaches Slane and hits a stiff right hand, but Slane shakes it off and lands an uppercut. Meanwhile, Tek picks up Kale Windsor and throws him into the ring steps before brawling with him. Meanwhile, Jonathan Jakobs grabs Slane and whips him into the ring fence. However, Slane reverses it and sends Jakobs back into the ring instead. Jakobs stumbles up and Steeltoe Joe hits him with a Spinning Rock Bottom!
Zach Davis: The Baptism!
Joe pins Jakobs, hooking the leg.
Shannan Lerch: The challengers for the Tag Team Titles pick up the victory!
Joe's music hits as he stands up and gets his arm raised. Tek joins him in the ring, raising his arm as well. Slane grabs his Internet Title and heads to the back.
Zach Davis: We'll just see how things go at Ultimate Showdown when Windsor gets Slane one on one, and the Benefactors get Prophecy!
Waylon and Roxxy step through the large doors, into the huge open space of the ballroom. Rainbow colored streamers hang from the ceilings, as the well dressed social elite dance below. The sounds of a string quartet drift through the crowd.
Waylon Cash: I don't feel comfortable here.
Roxxanne: Just try to relax. I'm gonna walk around, and see if we can't get a few photo ops.
Waylon reaches out to stop her, but she is already gone, cutting through the crowd to find a high profile hand for Waylon to shake. Cash rolls his eyes, and begins wandering around the elegantly decorated room. Suddenly, his eyes fall on a man, who stands in front of a wall of colored bottles. Waylon quickly makes his way to the bar with a smile of relief.
Waylon Cash: For the love of god, I need a beer.
The bartender cocks his head to the side, and chuckles at the wrestler.
Bartender: We don't have beer here, sir.
Waylon's grin is as sarcastic as the man's tone.
Waylon Cash: Then how much for a rum and coke?
Waylon Cash: You must be out your god damn mind.
Waylon says this as he removes a ten form his wallet, and slams it on the counter.
Waylon Cash: Keep the change.
The bartender rolls his eyes, and begins to mix Waylon his drink. Suddenly, someone taps on his shoulder. Waylon spins around to find Roxxy standing next to an older gentleman in a tailored suit.
Roxxanne: Waylon, this is Reginald Schick. He's the co-founder of Journalists for Human Rights.
With disinterest, Waylon reaches out, and shakes the man's hand. Waylon jumps with surprise as a couple of cameras go off to their left, capturing the handshake for the media.
Reginald: I was eager to meet you. My son is actually a big fan of yours.
Waylon Cash: Is that so? Always nice to meet a fan.
Reginald: Yeah, I personally have no use for your brand of entertainment. I've told him to focus his attention on something more worthy, but he loves the stuff.
Waylon nods, and turns back to the bar, where his drink has been delivered. Reginald slowly walks away with a confused look on his face, as Roxxy flops into the seat next to Waylon.
Roxxanne: What a dick... oh well, we got the picture. Try nto to drink too much, you know hwo you get.
The last word leaves her mouth as Waylon finishes his current drink, and orders up another one.
Waylon Cash: If you say so, hon.
Kyle Steel: The following match is a one fall tag team match up. First coming to the ring, he hails from New Orleans, Louisiana "L.A." jOHNNY STYLES!!
~*~ 4:19 ~*~
Cold by Crossfade plays over the loud speaker as out struts the Paragona of Americana , LA Johnny Stylez. Stylez moves with the rhythm of the music while yelling at the crowd. Naturally Stylez is met with a course of boos so loud that it almost shakes the arena. Stylez is dressed in a pair of baggy cargo pants and he is wearing a P.o.P T-shirt Outsiderâ€™s style. On the front of the shirt is P.o.P in white bold letters with (Players of Perfection) written in captions. Stylez is wearing a pair of silver oakleys and he has a cigarette hanging from his lips. After dancing to his music and taunting the fans, Stylez makes his way down the ramp.
-What I Really Meant To Say-
Stylez arrogantly struts to the ring, stopping to blow smoke in the face of a few fans sitting front row. Stylez then puts his cigarette out, and slides in the ring on his stomach. He then shoots up and immediately begins talking trash to the fans, who are letting him have it. Stylez walks up to the Kyle Steel and playfully slaps him over the head a few times, before walking over to the turnbuckle and laying across it pretending to fall asleep as he awaits his opponent and or the bell.
Kyle Steel: His partner hails from Indianapolis, Indiana, he is the Hardcore champion, TOMMY KAIN!!!
The fans cheer on as Tommy Kain makes his way down to the ring with his signature bottle of Evan Williams. He gives the crowd a smirk that just screams, "Damn I know I'm better than you." Finally making his way to the ring, sliding under the bottom rope and sitting in one of the corners taking a drink or two from his pre-match bottle of booze.
Kyle Steel: There opponents are from the Darkside of Treachery, first coming to the ring, he comes from Birmingham Alabama, he is SYNN!!!
The lights go dim while red and purple strobing laser lights create a visual assault as "Darkside" by Gothminister begins to shake the arena, The fans give a mixture of boos because he's with the DOT, and some cheers from his fan base, he is soon spotted as he makes his routine entrance through the crowd, upon arriving ringside he hops over the guard rails, looking up into the ring at Tommy Kain and Johnny Styles. He gives a devious smirk as he walks over to the ringside fan who had smoke blown into her face by Styles, he whispers something in here ear, she shakes her head yes as she hands him a large cup she purchased from the concession stand.
Zach Davis: Uh oh, looks like he's up to something.
Shannan Lerch: Maybe he's thirsty and doesn't like Evan Williams whiskey?
Synn makes his way to the ring, foregoing his usual fireball flair he steps between the ropes walking straight up to Johnny Styles, sensing something is about to go down, Tommy Kain tenses up ready to strike at a seconds notice.
Johnny points at the cup and starts jaw jacking Synn, what he says cannot be heart, but the crowd gasps then goes berserk immediately after Synn points Styles attention to the fan he blew smoke in, and then proceeds to throw the cups contents into his face.
Zach Davis: OH NO! I don't think Synn took too kindly to Johnny's display of disrespect of that fan, all hell just broke loose.
As styles spits to get the contents out of his mouth, Kain has already jumped to his partners defense, trading punches with Synn.
Shannan Lerch: What the hell is wrong with this guy? does he just thrive on stacking the odds against himself?
Zach Davis: The match hasn't started yet, FPV hasn't even been introduced. But as Synn likes to point out, he beat the world tag team champions in a handicap match. I don't think it's smart for Kain to get into a fist fight with a two time golden gloves boxing champion.
Tommy does seem to be getting the upper hand, several stiff shots have knocked Synn back a foot or two. Synn seems to be playing possum though, as if proving Zach's analysis, he takes a boxing stance and starts unloading a flurry of lefts and rights, each connecting with a thunderous pop, shaking Kain right down to the bone, causing him to fall against the ropes. He tries to cover up, but Synn's punches are starting to go right through his arms, just as Synn goes in to finish him off, Styles makes the save with a hard knee to the gut, Synn doubles over, but tries to fend him off as well. He steps back just missing being hit with a wide haymaker from Styles, he measures up and nails a perfect Muay Thai flying knee that sends Styles back into the turnbuckles
Shannan Lerch: HOLY SHIT! He's actually holding his own at the moment.
But the moment passes, Kain recovers from the assault, landing a hard elbow blow to the side of Synn's head, then a boot to the stomach, finishing the series of moves off with a swinging neckbreaker that takes Synn down to the mat.
Zach Davis: The numbers catching up now
Just as Kain and Style begin to land hard boots and punches the crowd rises to it's feet
Zach Davis: Here comes the cavalry!!
The lights turn to a blood red as the crowd stands up on their feet, as the jazzy horn explosion of "Tank!" plays over the P.A.
Voice: I think it's time we blow this scene, get everybody and their stuff together. Okay, three, two, one let's jam." As the chorus plays over the speakers, out the curtains comes Mr. FPV, signature duster and everything. He plays to excited crowd like the circus ringmaster, fistbumping furiously along with the crowd and the music, and each fistbump triggers an explosion of black pyro from the stage.
FPV sprints down to ringside, sliding in underneath the bottom rope. He ducks a clothesline attempt from Styles and hits a double forearm to Kain, knocking him off of Synn, he turns around, ducks a second clothesline attempt, rebounds from the ropes and drops Styles with a Lou Thesz press, and starts wailing all over Styles head with left and rights.
Shannan Lerch: It's gone crazy in here, the fans are just going nuts for FPV.
Zach Davis: Frank Moser rings the bell, and now trying to get control of the match. Good luck on that i guess.
As Moser corrals Synn to his corner, Kain takes the momentary distraction and hits a baseball slide dropkick to FPV, then begins to stomp him, Moser turns and begins to push Styles to his corner, Synn turns the tables and while Moser is distracted with Styles, as Kain struggles to his feet, he gets hit with a shining wizard by Synn.
Shannan Lerch: OOH that will knock a few teeth loose.
Zach Davis: Kain goes down hard, he's gotta be feeling that.
Moser turns, sees Synn standing over Kain, gives him a warning and forces him back to his corner again. Stylez, not wanting to be outdone, measures FPV, and soon as the former champion is up, Stylez nails him with a spinning heel kick that knocks FPV out of the ring. Moser starts warning everyone about getting in their corners. Synn goes to attack Styles, but gets blindsided by Kain with a running drop kick that throws him into the corner. Moser threatens to disqualify everyone of order is not restored. Styles steps out onto the ring apron as does Synn.
Shannan Lerch: Looks like we finally got a tag match going on here.
Zach Davis: A lot of hot heads in that ring, i don't think thing will remain that way for long.
As FPV makes his way back into the ring, Kain hits a knee lift, sending FPV crashing down onto the mat. He gloats to the crowd, who bombard him with boos in return. He then looks at Synn, giving him a few dirty hand signs, Synn just looks on with an evil sneer, waiting for his chance to get his hands on the arrogant man. FPV get's to his feet, Kain hits a few hard closed fists shots, earning him a warning from Moser, he just shrugs it off and follows that up with several stiff chops to the chest, forcing FPV into the ropes. A few hard knees to the gut just for good measure he grabs FPV's hand and irish whips him to the opposite ropes, on the rebound he drops down tossing FPV high into the air with a back body drop, FPV crashes hard, reaching around grabbing his back in pain.
Zach Davis: Tommy Kain looking good as he dominates the champ thus far.
As he goes to pick the former world champion up, FPV fights back with hard fists to Kains stomach, Kain responds with a few hard shots to the head in return, Tommy goes to irish whip Frank, but Franks whips to the side, plants his feet throwing Kain to the ropes instead, as Kain comes back towards him Frank bends at the knees and lands a high standing dropkick that knocks Kain to the mat. Frank picks up Kain, whipping him to the turnbuckle, instantly following with a quick clothesline in the corner that knocks Tommy to his butt. Frank quickly moves over and makes a tag to Synn, who steps in working the crowd into a wave of cheers before moving in on Kain, looking at him sitting in the corner with bad intentions in his eyes.
Zach Davis: Synn in their now, this might get a bit hardcore, he recently mentioned testing Kain's abilities.
Shannan Lerch: going hardcore against the hardcore champion? Even Paris Hilton isn't THAT stupid!
Zach Davis: Synn moves in, we might find out if it's a fools move or not
Synn moves over and lifts Kain to his feet…. he drives a shoulder into the gut which drives him into the far turnbuckle, slowly walking the hardcore champion to the center of the ring, he smiles at the crowd, which gets a wave of cheers in return. bending down he wraps his arms around Kain and lifts him up, then over his head
Zach Davis: PRESS SLAM!!!
FOUR TIMES OVER HIS HEAD AND DOWN TO THE CANVAS HE GOES! WHAT POWER BY THE BIG MAN!
Shannan Lerch: Wow, Kain is 228 pounds, that ain't nothing to sneeze at!
Seeing the match slipping away, Styles quickly runs in, and gets knocked down with a snap powerslam that knocks the wind out of him. Synn points to Frank, who nods and readies to scale the turnbuckles. Synn then picks up Styles, smiling at the crowd who are cheering even louder now. He picks up Stylez, then lifts him overhead.
Shannan begins to sing
Shannan Lerch: Macho..Macho Man!
Zach Davis tries to keep from laughing at her
Zach Davis: OH MAN! Stylez going for a ride.
FIVES TIMES OVER HIS HEAD WITH JOHNNY STYLES!! OH MY GOODNESS!!
Synn slams Styles back down to the mat Styles rolls out of the ring. Synn then goes over to Kain, picking him up by the hair he motions for Frank to start climbing. Frank begins to scale to the top turnbuckle.
Zach Davis: Uh oh this doesn't look good.
Synn gives a hard kick to Kain's stomach forcing him to double over. Wrapping his massive arms around Kain's waist he hoists him up onto his shoulders. Synn turns around so as facing the center of the ring, Frank squats on the top turnbuckle waiting for Synn.
Shannan Lerch: UH-OH! Kain's in a bad way here!
Synn then reaches under Kain's legs grabbing under his thighs, he shoves Kain up, then throws his legs out away from him, Kain falls stomach first onto Synn's shoulder, he then takes three steps forward, spins around and slams Kain down to the mat with a hard spinebuster, driving his shoulder into Kain's stomach in the process.
Shannan Lerch: OOOOOH! Freaking ouch good thing he skipped dinner!
Zach Davis: FREE-FALL POWERBOMB!! FREE-FALL POWERBOMB!! THIS COULD BE IT!
As Synn reaches over, tagging in Frank he moves out of the way, Frank raises his arm, pointing up to the sky, signaling to the crowd who are now on their feet cheering him on wildly, as Frank points down to Synn, he launches himself off the turnbuckles and comes crashing down on top of Kain with a flying elbow drop. The crowd gives an almost ear splitting pop!
Shannan uses her best Randy Savage impression.
Shannan Lerch: OOOOOH YEAH!!!!!
Zach Davis: OH the Nordic tank takes to the air with a flying elbow drop, shades of the late great "Macho Man" Randy Savage!!
Moser begins the count.
Styles with the save, grabbing Franks legs, yanking him off of Kain.
Zach Davis: Stylez still in the game, and just saved Drama from defeat.
Synn goes to the outside and begins rocking Stylez with hard rights and lefts, throwing in some hard knee shots to Stylez legs showing his Muay Thai training.
Shannan Lerch: Synn taking it to Stylez making him pay for breaking that count.
Frank looks over the ropes down to ringside, satisfies Synn has things well in hand he turns his focus back to Kain. As Frank goes to reach for Kain, Tommy fires off two hard headbutts to Frank's midsection. Frank bends over in pain, Kain then hops to his feet, he fires a knee into the side of Frank's head. He rams a second and quickly gets Frank to his feet, wrapping him in a headlock he sneers viciously then jumps in the air, swings around and drops Frank down head first.
Zach Davis: IMPACT DDT!!!
Shannan Lerch: This is your brains after getting your head smashed against the mat!
Meanwhile,outside the ring, Synn has whipped Stylez into the guard rail, just as he turns around to walk back to his corner, he spots two figures running out from behind the curtains heading towards ringside
Shannan Lerch: WHAT THE? IT'S MICHAEL SANTIAGO AND RYAN BLAKE!!
Zach Davis: They can't be too happy about Synn's actions concerning their own tag match earlier on.
Just as Synn spots the two, their already on top of him. Tommy Kain and Johnny Styles look on confused, not sure what is going on. As Synn tries to fight off the Alliance tag members, Styles eyes go wide, he slaps Kain on the arm, pointing to the commotion outside, he whispers something in Kain's ear. Kain's eyes grow wide, as he shakes his head in agreement.
Zach Davis: Looks like Drama is going to take advantage of the distraction here.
As Santiago and Blake continue pressing the two on one advantage, beating Synn down to the arena floor stomping and kicking him as they shout insults against him. Kain goes to the ring apron, as Styles lifts frank off the mat, he positions himself behind the former world champion, lifting him off the mat on his shoulders. The fans cheers get rowdier as Doc Henry sprints down to ringside, Maya right behind him.
Zach Davis: HERE COMES DOC HENRY, BUT WHAT IS MAYA DOING OUT THERE?
Shannan Lerch: GIRL POWER BABY!!
As Doc rocks Santiago and Blake with hard rights and lefts, pushing them away from his tag partner, Maya runs around the ring, taking advantage of Moser being distracted by the action going on outside the ring, she jumps up on the ring apron, takes a short run towards Tommy, grabbing on to the ropes for leverage, she leaps up and nails Tommy in the legs with a round house sweeping leg kick, Tommy falls straight onto the turnbuckle groin first. Seeing what just happened, Stylez drops Frank and grabs Maya by the hair. Her eyes go wide in terror as Stylez points to the ringpost, threatening to run her into it. But she is saves as Frank sneaks in from behind, wrapping his arm around Stylez head and drops with with a Scorpion death drop. As Maya steps down from the apron, things get even more chaotic as Bishop and Priest emerge from ringside, Priest gets on the ring apron and hits Tommy right in the temple with a big boot, Tommy takes a frightening fall from the turnbuckle to the arena floor.
Zach Davis: BISHOP AND PRIEST, WHERE DID THEY COME FROM. THINGS ARE GETTING OUT OF HAND!!
Shannan Lerch: ALL HELL HAS BROKEN LOOSE!!
Doc is putting up a brave fight, but Santiago and Blake are slowly getting the better of him. Doc gets double clothes-lined by the Alliance members, but as they go to pick him up, Synn bursts out of nowhere hitting Santiago with a running bulldog onto the arena mats. Doc is able to take the save, picking up Blake and slamming him back down
Zach Davis: GAMBLERS HAND!!! GAMBLERS HAND TO BLAKE ON THE OUTSIDE OF THE RING!!
Synn gets up, looking down on Santiago, he then see's Bishop and priest working over Tommy Kain on the other side. The crowd lets loose a chorus of boos in utter disdain, as he quickly makes his way over to them, when B&P see him coming, he throws his hands up in the air to let them know he means no ill intent. he motions to the two big monsters, apparently wanting to join in on the beat down. B&P at first look uninterested, then grudgingly nod as Synn continues pleading with them. On the other Side, Santiago has slightly recovered and started trading punches with Doc Henry. Moser doesn't know what to do so he lets the match continue as a free for all.
Zach Davis: Moser has lost control of the match, it's every man for himself almost.
Shannan Lerch: Don't people know not to mess with DOT by now? fools!!
Bishops climbs up to the ring apron as Synn grabs Tommy in a full nelson. Priest stands off a distance giving the two plenty of room. Moser is trying to get Bishop and Priest to leave the ring, threatening Synn with disqualification if they attack Tommy. Synn just smiles, urging Bishop on. Bishop looks down at Tommy, fighting valiantly trying to escape the full nelson but Synn is just too strong. Bishop leans down to mock Tommy, and just as he hops off the apron, Synn throws Kain to the side, he steps up pressing two fingers to his throat and unloads a full spray of green mist in Bishops face, the crows goes berzerk, confused but loving the fake out by Synn.
Shannan Lerch: WHAT THE HELL??
Zach Davis: SYNN JUST DOUBLE CROSSED BISHOP AND PRIEST AND THE CROWD IS GOING WILD!!
As Bishop crashes to the floor screaming, Priest becomes enraged and charges Synn, the two start trading punches, Tommy has no clue as to what the fuck just happened, but Synn just saved his ass so he runs in and nails Bishop with a running dropkick, the two start teaming up to take on the big men.
Zach Davis: TOMMY KAIN AND SYNN ARE TEAMING UP NOW? WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON??
Shannan Lerch: SYNN YOU IDIOT, THERE ON YOUR SIDE!!!
Doc is keeping Santiago and Blake at bay with a steel chair, as Tommy Kain and Synn are going at it with Bishop and Priest. Stylez is horrified, screaming at Kain to come to his senses. Frank capitalizes, spinning Stylez around, Stylez tries to steal the advantage back with a clothesline but Frank ducks, Stylez stumbles, and frantically turns around...
Zach Davis: BOOM! HEADSHOT!!
Stylez goes down hard from kick, Frank grabs Moser getting his attention, he quickly wraps Stylez's leg.
Shannan Lerch: FPV WITH THE BOOM! HEADSHOT FOR THE WIN!!
Zach Davis: Despite the chaos, DOT pulls out the win, but it's still all hell right now, Synn and Kain are taking it to Bishop and Priest!!
Frank quickly assesses the situation, he slides out of the ring and helps Doc dispatch of Santiago and Blake. As Stylez chastizes Kain while making their way up the ramp, Doc and Frank try and defuse the fight between Synn and the brothers.
Shannan Lerch: What the hell is Synn thinking? attacking his own stable mates like that?
Zach Davis: I don't know, but it looks like Doc Henry and FPV have cooler heads prevailing, for the time being!
Bishop and Priest slowly exit the ring, followed by Doc and Frank, keeping a barrier between the three as Synn followed by Maya exits last.
Zach Davis: This is definitely an awkward situation that we will follow closely, Synn has made it loud and clear he is all about chaos and controversy, but against fellow members Bishop and Priest? I can't wait to see how this turns out.
Shannan Davis: Someone needs to put Synn on some type of psycho meds, that dudes is out of his mind!!
Zach Davis: DOT picks up the win, and a good head of steam going into Ultimate Showdown.
The house lights dim, and the intro to Lynnyrd Skynnyrd's "Sweet Home Alabama" hits the speakers. Hushed anticipation falls over the crowd as a spotlight illuminates the stage. Johnny Reb steps out from behind the curtain. A cheer goes up from the audience at his appearance. As the he walks down the ramp, a cascade of sparks rains down on the stage. The Inveterate Confederate circles the ring, slapping hands with the fans at ringside. Johnny eschews the steps completely; he leaps onto the ring apron and climbs the turnbuckles, posing for the cheering crowd for a moment before he jumps down, ready for the match to begin.
Kyle Steel: The following contest is scheduled for one fall! Making his way to the ring at this time... weighing in at 205 pounds and hailing from Sweet Water, Alabama... "THE INVETERATE CONFEDERATE", JOHNNY REB!
Zach Davis: And here we go... a tag-team variation on next week's Ultimate Showdown People's Title match!
Shannan Lerch: That's right, Zach - next week we'll see Kid Phantasm attempt to defend the title against Oblivion and Kira Sakazaki, with Reb as special guest referee.
"Clock" by Beck begins playing over the loudspeakers as the curtain parts... and out comes Kid Phantasm.
Zach Davis: And here comes the WCF People's Champion now!
He slaps a few audience members' hands on his way through the arena, then slides beneath the bottom rope and into the ring. Kid Phantasm takes a quick look around the crowd... he gives Johnny Reb a high-five, then waits patiently for their opponents.
Kyle Steel: And his tag team partner... weighing in at 215 pounds and hailing from New Antarctica, Nevada... he is the WCF People's Champion... KID PHANTASM!
Shannan Lerch: I can say from first-hand experience that Kid's house in Vegas is pretty nice, Zach... the floor's kind of uncomfortable, though. And I still haven't figured out why my vagina itches-
Zach Davis: -HEY! On that note... interesting little factoid, here. Of the active WCF roster, only three people can claim a 'win' over Kid Phantasm... and all of them are in this match. Oblivion pinned the Kid at XIII earlier this month, and Kid's Trios Cup team was eliminated by the Big Dick Superstars team of Evans, Reb and-
"IN YOUR POSITION, SET!!"
Beginner by VSK echoes around the arena. but still, Kira doesn't show up yet until....
the screen goes buzzing until it suddenly shutted.... the arena goes dark.
a blinding flash of red light lights up the WCF Arena. Limpid Luster hits and we can see Kira Sakazaki appears in the entranceway.
Kira walks like a zombie while covering his face. Cameraman approaches him but he replied with a rude shout. Kira desperately walks through the ramp and climbs the ring.
Kyle Steel: And their opponents... first, weighing in at 199 pounds and hailing from Akihabara, Tokyo, Japan... he is the WCF International Champion... KIRA SAKAZAKI!
Zach Davis: This will be the fifth in-ring meeting between Kira and Kid Phantasm, according to our records... Kid leads their series 2 wins to one loss, with one 'draw'...
Shannan Lerch: When did Kid and Kira fight to a draw? Was I passed out or something? That keeps happening...
Zach Davis: Technically, it was a loss for both of them in the opening round of Monarch of the Mat. Kira's partner in this match won that round.
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
Kyle Steel: And his tag-team partner... weighing in at 305 pounds and hailing from the deepest, darkest part of a sick man's psyche...... O-O-O-OBLI-I-IVI-I-I-I-O-O-O-O-NN-N-NN-N!!!
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 Wells Fargo 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 walks 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 lighting strike-like sounds shake the foundation of The Wells Fargo 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 Coliseum 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 an 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: And it looks like this match'll be starting off as a battle between two former WCF World Champions!
Shannan Lerch: I'd say this would be a great match, but Oblivion looks especially crazy today... and he's still got Reb outweighed by a hundred pounds. Speaking of which, do I look fat to you?
Zach Davis: ..I'm not touching that.
Reb and Obi lock up; Oblivion powers Reb down into a bridge, then knees him in the ribs. Oblivion stomps at Reb, but the Inveterate One rolls out of the way; as he stands, Reb throws a dropkick knocking Oblivion into the ropes. Oblivion charges Reb, knocking him down with a shoulder block... he continues to the ropes, bouncing off and landing on Reb with a knee drop.
Shannan Lerch: Seriously, I'm starting to get worried here... all I have is my looks.
Zach Davis: You do have a career in broadcasting, you know-
Shannan Lerch: Career, shmareer. You think this gig gets mama's kitty fed?
Zach Davis: ...I'm really not touching that.
Oblivion shouts something we can't understand; he picks Reb up by his hair, grabbing him and tossing him into one corner with a T-Bone suplex. Johnny Reb pulls himself up to a seating position leaned into the turnbuckles... Oblivion picks up steam and charges in with a tremendous superkick. Reb ducks the kick, dragging himself towards his corner... and makes the tag to Kid Phantasm.
Zach Davis: And here we go - the Kid's first chance at Oblivion since Norway!
Shannan Lerch: ...oh, Norway... why isn't Jonny Fly in this match? I miss my little cuddle-bunny.
Zach Davis: Did you just call 2-time WCF Champion Jonny Fly 'cuddle-bunny'?
Oblivion heads right at Kid Phantasm; the Kid swings wildly at Obi with a jumping back kick and misses. Oblivion quickly dumps Kid Phantasm on his head with a belly-to-back suplex. Oblivion picks the Kid up and receives a wicked elbow smash for his troubles... Kid spins and delivers a second elbow smash, knocking Oblivion to the mat with force.
Zach Davis: What power with the spinning elbow smash by Kid Phantasm-
Shannan Lerch: YOU SHOULD HAVE PICKED FLY AS YOUR PARTNER!
Zach Davis: I'm pretty sure Seth booked this match, Shannan.
Shannan Lerch: ...of course he did. Leave it to my brother to find new ways to inconvinience me.
Kid Phantasm hooks Oblivion up for a suplex... he strains to get the bigger man over, but can't even seem to lift Oblivion more than a few inches off the mat. Oblivion pushes the Kid off and into the corner against the turnbuckles... Kira comes over and grabs the Kid in a sleeper hold as Oblivion kicks the Phantasm repeatedly in the gut. Kira releases his illegal hold as Referee Zip Wingdinger shouts to him... Oblivion begins dragging the Kid to the top turnbuckle.
Zach Davis: Here we go! This could be the 'Shatter', Oblivion's top-rope brainbuster...
Shannan Lerch: What ever happened to Kira's wacked-out sister Haruna? Is she backstage someplace or what? I see all these 'Gathering' clowns out here, but where's the crazy broad who made Kira nuts in the first place?
Zach Davis: That's a good question, Shannan, surprisingly enough.
Oblivion muscles Kid Phantasm to the top rope, hooking him up for a brainbuster; the Kid manages to push Oblivion off of him, then land somewhat unmajestically atop his opponent with a rather painful-looking senton splash.
Zach Davis: And just like that, Kid Phantasm might have this sewed up! Cover- 1...2..NO! Oblivion kicks out with authority!
Shannan Lerch: And keep your eye on Kira-
Kira decides to make his presence known; he springboards into the ring from the top rope, catching Kid Phantasm with a flying head-scissor. In comes Johnny Reb, taking Kira out with a lariat... as Referee Zip Wingdinger tries to break them up and send them back to their corners, we see Kid Phantasm grab Oblivion from behind. Kid strains for a few seconds, finally hitting Oblivion with a German suplex.
Zach Davis: Kid with another pinning predicament on Oblivion here... 1...2- Oblivion kicks out at 2.
Shannan Lerch: I'm starting to wonder if Kid's getting a little too much into this match, Zach... throwing Oblivion like that has to be tiring him out!
Zach Davis: ...you're right again, Shannan- Kid Phantasm looks like he needs a breather... but it doesn't look like he'll get one from Oblivion.
Kid P goes to whip Oblivion to the ropes, but Oblivion counters with a knee to the chest... Kid catches a front kick, but Oblivion follows up with an Enzui Giri which echoes through the arena. Diving to his corner, Oblivion makes the hot tag to Kira Sakazaki. Kira once again springboards in, this time catching the Kid with a dropkick as he rises... Kira immediately rolls the Kid up into a small package.
Zach Davis: And Kira with a cover! 1...2...NO! Close, but no cigar.
Shannan Lerch: ...what, you working on a new catchphrase? I think Groucho beat you to that one, Zach.
Kid rises, and Kira catches him with a handpalm punch, knocking the Kid back a step... Kira goes to scoop Kid Phantasm up; Kid Phantasm reverses by kicking his legs behind Kira, switching their positions in a half-second. In a flash, Kira flips his body around and takes the Kid over with a hurancanrana. The crowd applauds the sudden outbreak of chain wrestling.
Zach Davis: I've said it before and I'll say it again- I never get tired of watching these two go at it. They've got each other scouted as well as any two competitors we've had here in WCF.
Shannan Lerch: You'd think Kira's got the edge here tonight, though, wouldn't you? After all, Kid's already worn out from trying to pick up Oblivion... and Kira's got fresh legs and a head full of bad wiring.
Kira charges at the Kid, leaping at him with the Gakuran Punch- shockingly, Kid Phantasm catches Kira and drives him to the mat with a spinebuster. Both men slump to the mat. The crowd begins stomping their feet, encouraging Kid Phantasm to make the tag... he crawls into his corner, finally slapping Johnny Reb's hand. Reb darts in, cutting off Kira before he can tag in Oblivion.
Zach Davis: And now it's the battle of the Big Dick Superstars!
Shannan Lerch: Reb I'll believe, but-
Zach Davis: I'll stop you right there, Shannan... after Steve Orbit's promo this week, we've gotten a memo about stereotyping.
Reb whips Kira to the ropes, catching him with a simple trip... Kira hits the mat face-first, rolling over and grabbing his jaw. Reb comes off of the ropes and nails him with a diving double axe-handle. As Kira climbs to his feet, Reb heads out to the ring apron... from behind the International Champion, his former tag partner flies in nailing him with a springboard bulldog. the Inveterate One quickly rolls Kira over and into a lateral press.
Zach Davis: Cover! 1...2-Oblivion breaks up the pin! Referee Zip Wingdinger comes over to-
Shannan Lerch: And here comes the Kid now!
Zach Davis: Kid Phantasm clotheslines himself and Oblivion to the outside, both men tumbling over the top rope to the mats below! This has been a wild one, Shannan...
Shannan Lerch: I still wish my cuddle-bunny was in there.
On the outside, Kid and Oblivion duke it out in a brawl... inside the ring, Reb picks Kira up for a vertical suplex but Kira flips behind Reb... he bounces off the rope and catches Reb with the Path of the Moon (running Russian Leg Sweep). Kira goes for a cover, but the referee is shouting at the brawl outside... the Gathering get involved in the brawl, swarming Kid Phantasm and pushing him over the guardrail and into the first row. While the referee's back is turned, Oblivion slides into the ring and grabs Reb by his legs, swinging him around and around until finally catching him by the head and delivering a DDT (The Black Hole). Oblivion slides out and watches his handiwork... Kira Sakazaki leaps to the top rope and comes off with a Shooting Star Senton (Southern Star).
Zach Davis: Oblivion just played the Kid for a fool, then snuck in a huge Black Hole on Reb-
Shannan Lerch: And wasn't that... Reb's finisher Kira just used?
Zach Davis: Kira scrambles for the cover! 1...2...3! He got 'em!
Kyle Steel: Your winners of the match... OBLIVION and KIRA SAKAZAKI!!!
Zach Davis: The unlikely team of Oblivion and Kira just played the Pantheon for fools and picked up a huge victory here on Slam... what will happen next week when Reb's the referee for the People's Championship bout?
Shannan Lerch: After Reb got pinned by his own 'Southern Star' by his former tag-team partner? My guess would be payback, Zach.
We rejoin Waylon, five drinks in. His arms rests around the shoulder of a complete stranger, who looks uncomfortable as Waylon speaks with passion in his slurring.
Waylon Cash: You know what I reckon? It don't matter who ya wanna get naughty with. You wanna play hide the pickle with some dude, what the hell do I care, ya know? It's about love, man.
With a blush, Roxxy apologizes to the man, and leads Waylon back to his seat by the bar.
Roxxanne: Do you have an instinctive need to do exactly the opposite of whatever I say?
Waylon Cash: I don't like bein' told what ta do. You know that.
Roxxanne: Well, I really think we should go now. We got our photo ops, you haven't done anything too embarrassing, and we can-
Waylon Cash: That's a great idea, baby. One thing I gotta do first.
Roxxanne: God, no.
She can only watch as Waylon jumps up onto the bar, and begins to address the crowd.
Waylon Cash: Ladies and gentlemen! I'm your World champion!
Cash then rips his tuxedo shirt open to reveal the white tank top, and WCF championship belt beneath. Roxxy buried her face in her hands.
Roxxanne: That was a rental.
Waylon Cash: Watch me defend this belt in one week at Ultimate Showdown! Imma whoop the shit outta seven other dudes! It's gonna be awesome! So check it out if you ain't busy with a Yo-Yo Ma concert, or whatever.
Waylon drops down to the floor, and grabs Roxxy's hand. The young woman giggles despite herself, and follows Waylon across the ballroom, and out the door. They slow to a walk as the soles of their shoes clap against the cement sidewalk out front. They embrace each other, and share a long laugh, before Waylon dips down, and places his lips gently against hers. As he draws back, he stares down into her emerald eyes, and smiles.
Waylon Cash: Now, let's have some fun.
Waylon stumbles along the path, as he leads his companion to a nearby hot dog cart. He orders two, and holds her close as the stars above twinkle just for them.
Zach Davis: Main event tiiiiiime!
“ 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 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 stepping 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 waits for the match to get underway.
Shannan Lerch: Here is the one and only Maverick Elite, Odin Balfore. A little over a year ago he became the WCF World Champion via the Ultimate Showdown match.
"Flashlight" by Parlaiment Funkadellic plays over the PA. The arena goes dark and a pink strobe light flashes throughout the arena. Small pink lights swirl around the crowd and the entire arena and eventually converge into one big pink spotlight as "The Mack" Steve Orbit and Golden Joey appear at the top of the aisle. Steve walks ahead of Golden Joey, talking to girls who mostly give him disgusted looks, which he is oblivious to and continues blowing kisses and making rude, sexual comments. At ringside he begins the process of taking off whatever pimp attire he is wearing that night, whether its a mink coat, designer suit, etc and always hands his gold chains and his hat to Golden Joey. His in-ring attire consists of black spandex shorts with "Pimpin" on the back in pink, and pink boots. He has a body that resembles a model more than a wrestler, he is perfectly chiseled and cut, but he is not huge and muscular like some wrestlers. He continues to "flirt" with the girls in the crowd as he enters the ring. When he hits the ring he raises the TV title in the air and smiles nods as the crowd mostly boos, with a small section of Orbit fans cheering him on.
Zach Davis: And here is Steve Orbit. His meteoric rise here in WCF included a month long feud with Balfore, which culminated in them joining forces. He normally must defend his TV Title every show, but he's getting tonight off due to the Ultimate Showdown match being finalized.
"Won't Back Down" by Eminem blares on the PA. On the right side of the stage there is a bike ramp that extends just about to the middle of the Titan Tron. Atop the bike ramp is Jeff Purse. He is sitting on his bike, looking out upon the audience. He throws one had in the air as the audience cheers.
"You can sound the alarm
At this he sets off down the ramp. Directly across is another ramp on the left side of the stage, which Purse heads for.
"Cadillac Sevilles, Coupe Devilles
Purse flies up the other ramp, launching off of it. He pulls off a small back flip, rides down the rest of the ramp, and comes to a screeching halt in the center of the stage. He gets off, kickstands it. He looks out, smiles, and throws his arms in the air. Red and Blue pyros explode behind him
"I cut my toes off and step on the receipt before I foot the bill
He starts off down the ramp as Kari joins him, slapping five with fans, walking very casually but at a quick pace. When he gets to the ring he jumps up on the apron and quickly makes his way in through the middle rope, while Kari walks around the outside, pumping up the crowd. Jeff stands in the center of the ring, "air guns" a corner, pyros shoot out of it. He subsequently does that for every other corner, pyros of red and white shooting out every time.
Zach Davis: This is the United States Champion, Jeff Purse. Former Tag Team Champion, current US Champion... and I'm sure he'd love to add the World Title to his resume.
The lights in the arena fade out. After a few suspense filled seconds the words ‘The Dynasty’ appear in bold italic lettering on the jumbotron as the beginning of “Requiem for a Tower” begins to play. A single spotlight turns on and illuminates the silhouette of a man standing on the stage. As the song hits the 50 second mark and the music picks up the lights come on revealing Jonny Fly.
Fly stands on the stage with his eyes directly fixed on the ring. The jumbotron changes to the words ‘This is the Era of Jonny Fly.’ The music slows down and a barrage of fireworks begins to go off behind Fly. His eyes remain fixed on his opponent throughout. Slowly and deliberately he begins to make his way toward the ring. The music picks up one last time and Fly stops at the bottom of the ramp with his eyes still directly fixed on the ring. He stops and takes a few moment to exchange a long stare with his opponent before finally sliding into the ring.
Shannan Lerch: And last... but certainly not least... a man who I believe has the makings of a wonderful father.... Jonny Fly!
As the bell sounds, Purse and Orbit decide to start the match for their teams. They pace around each other for several moments before finally tieing up. Orbit gets the advantage in the exchange, throwing Purse to the ropes and following up with a Clothesline. Purse goes down and Orbit stomps at him as he tries to work his way back up. Once Purse is almost up he catches one of Orbit's kicks!, but Orbit uses this to hit Purse with an Enziguri Kick! Purse flops down to the mat, and Orbit puts him into a Boston Crab.
Zach Davis: Steve Orbit with the clear advantage to start this match off.
The crowd begins to get behind Purse as he crawls towards the ropes, looking for a rope break. Orbit keeps the hold locked in tight as the fans clap their hands, urging Purse on.... and after several painful moments, Purse lunges and catches the rope! Orbit, of course, doesn't release the hold right away; he waits until the last second before the ref is going to disqualify him before letting go. Before Purse can get back to his feet, Orbit grabs him and pulls him back into the center of the ring. Purse continues stumbling up and Orbit runs at him from behind, catching him for a Bulldog, but Purse grabs him and throws him off instead! The crowd cheers as Orbit gets up and is grabbed by Purse, who hits a huge Belly to Belly Suplex!
Shannan Lerch: Jeff Purse, back in the game!
Purse quickly dives and tags in Jonny Fly. Fly Springboards over the top and hits Orbit with a Flying Clothesline, taking him down. Orbit gets back to his feet once more and Fly lifts him up, hitting a Death Valley Driver!
Zach Davis: OOF! Big move!
Fly pins Orbit, hooking the leg.
No! Orbit kicks out.
Shannan Lerch: Orbit is actually following the Jonny Fly Career Path, in that he's making a name for himself by holding the Television Title. Next up? World Title. Well, except that Fly is almost definitely going to win it at Ultimate Showdown, but you know.
Fly kicks at Orbit several times before dragging him into position and then beginning to climb to the top.
Zach Davis: Fly, once again going high risk. Is it gonna pay off?
Once Fly reaches the top, he takes a moment to catch his breath before flying off with a Frog Splash!
Shannan Lerch: There it is and - NO!
Orbit rolls out of the way, sending Fly crashing into the mat! Orbit keeps rolling and tags in Balfore.
Zach Davis: Oh my. Here is what we've been waiting for.
Shannan Lerch: After having it spoiled last week, the first in ring meeting between Jonny Fly and Odin Balfore.
Balfore enters the ring by stepping over the top rope. Fly stumbles to his feet and turns around, going face to face with the Maverick Elite. His eyes narrow.
Zach Davis: What a showdown..
The crowd is on their feet; dueling chants have begun. "O-DIN BAL-FORE," "JON-NY FLY!" over and over. But Fly and Balfore stare straight into each other's eyes for several moments.
Shannan Lerch: In my opinion, no matter who holds the belt, these are two men that will always consider themselves the rightful World Champion. And I think they know that about each other.
And both men have held back long enough. They begin brawling!, neither bothering to do too much defense, just throwing all their strength into the blows they're landing on the other. The crowd's chants continue, waiting to see who will get the upper hand.
Shannan Lerch: Come on Fly!
Zach Davis: Oh come on, Shannan. Try and stay professional every once in a while!
Balfore soon emerges as the victor, and hits Fly with several stiff shots to the head, sending him into the ropes. Balfore pushes him into them before shooting him across the ring, and on Fly's way back he is met with a Big Boot by the former Champion!
Shannan Lerch: NOO!
Balfore smiles down at Fly, realizing he's gained control. Fly stumbles up and Balfore Headbutts him, sending him backwards into the turnbuckle. Balfore spins him around and starts kicking at him mercilessly.
Zach Davis: Balfore is using his physical size to dominate Fly; I hate to say it but Jonny's gotta make a tag.
Balfore lifts Fly up and sets him on the turnbuckle before hitting him with another punch to the head. Balfore then begins climbing up with him.
Shannan Lerch: He... he's going for a Superplex!
Indeed he is! Balfore gets Fly up to the top and throws his arm over his shoulder... until Fly starts jabbing Odin in the midsection. Fly eventually breaks free and shoves Balfore off! Balfore lands on his feet and runs towards Fly, but Fly hits him with a big kick to the head. Odin stumbles back and as he turns around he's met with a Flying Clothesline from Fly!
Zach Davis: Fly takes down the Maverick Elite!
Fly then lunges towards his corner and tags in Purse! Odin Balfore is in a daze as he turns around, facing Purse... who Springboards over the rope and hits a 720 DDT!
Shannan Lerch: THE FUTURE!
Purse pins Balfore, hooking his leg.
NO! Orbit breaks it up!
Shannan Lerch: DAMNIT!
Orbit quickly kicks Purse in the head and picks him up, hitting him with a Backhand Slap followed by a Jawbreaker.
Zach Davis: Oh shit! Pimp Slap!
Orbit whispers something to Balfore. Purse still hasn't gone down, but he turns to Balfore, who hits him with a Knee Lift; this spins Purse around and into a Codebreaker from Orbit!
Shannan Lerch: Come on, ref, look at that double teaming!
Finally, the ref orders Orbit out of the ring. The damage has been done however and Orbit happily leaves. Balfore drops down and pins Purse, hooking the leg.
No! Purse kicks out!
Zach Davis: Wow! I don't believe it!
Shannan Lerch: He isn't the United States Champion for nothing, Zach. Come to think of it, last year Odin was the US Champ when he entered the Ultimate Showdown match... maybe thats a good sign for Jeff Purse.
Odin picks Purse up and puts him in a Headlock, taking him back over to the Perfect Alliance corner and tagging in Orbit. Orbit climbs up and over the turnbuckle, hitting an Axe Handle Smash onto Purse as Balfore lets go of the headlock and climbs back onto the apron. Purse goes down and begins to stumble back up. Orbit watches closely as he does, and once he's up enough, runs at him.
Zach Davis: Here comes a Spear!
But no!, Purse sidesteps it, sending Orbit crashing into the turnbuckle! Orbit stumbles away and Purse runs to the turnbuckle, jumps up it and flies off with a Whisper in the Wind.
Shannan Lerch: Taking Off The Training Wheels! This could be it!
Purse pins Orbit.
NO! Orbit kicks out!
Zach Davis: SO CLOSE! Wow.
Purse tags Fly back into the matchup, but as he does Balfore runs into the ring and hits Purse with a Lariat to the back of the head. Purse flies out of the ring. Balfore then hits Fly with a Falling Double Knee Smash!
Shannan Lerch: Resurrection! Oh no...
Orbit picks Fly up and holds him from behind. Balfore backs up, smiling, and positions himself for a Big Boot.
Zach Davis: This could be the nail in Jonny Fly's coffin...
Odin runs and lifts up his leg, but Fly ducks at the last second! Odin's boot goes right into Steve Orbit's face. Orbit goes down and Odin looks shocked. Fly grabs Odin from behind and tosses him out of the ring before quickly pinning Orbit, hooking his leg.
Shannan Lerch: Pantheon picks up the victory!
Zach Davis: Yeah, with an assist by Odin Balfore, I'd say...
Purse gets back into the ring long enough to get his arm raised, along with Jonny Fly. Balfore is busy apologizing to Orbit for the boot. Orbit rolls out of the ring, still none too happy with what happened.
Shannan Lerch: After Ultimate Showdown, one of these men may be the new WCF Champion. Jonny Fly, Odin Balfore, Steve Orbit, Jeff Purse....
Zach Davis: Don't forget Roy Speede, could that be his night? Will FPV take back his belt? Or will Tommy Kain pull out the surprise victory?
Shannan Lerch: Or could Waylon Cash retain his belt?
Zach Davis: Either way, the entire landscape of WCF changes at Ultimate Showdown.... see you then.
Slam fades to black.