Drunk and Crazy by Mogwai blasts through the speakers and Slam is on the air! We go to Zach and Shannan.
Zach Davis: Short show tonight. Only eight matches, shucks!
Shannan Lerch: Eight huge matches though, Zach. Our main event is an interesting one. Oblivion, Polar Phantasm, and FPV all in one match.
Zach Davis: You know, the war between the Church of Dark Saints and Pantheon really did start with Oblivion. He and NvL kidnapped Nightmare, and that's really what set this whole thing off that has been going for months now.
Shannan Lerch: FPV and Phantasm are friends that find themselves on different sides of the ring tonight. We'll see how it all goes down one week away from the big night, Helloween.
Zach Davis: Speaking of Helloween, both Pantheon and Genesis are one member down from the Church of Dark Saints.... and Seth has declared that they're not allowed to use anyone currently on the WCF roster, or else that person will be fired. Good luck to them, I guess... Hellimination might just be a handicapped match.
Shannan Lerch: Speaking of the changes to the match, we've got Eric Price as the Special Guest Referee. He's teaming with the Church's 5th man, Odin Balfore, tonight, taking on Steve Orbit and Roy Speede of Genesis.
Zach Davis: This just goes to show you how Seth sees Eric Price's role in this match. He wants to make sure neither Pantheon nor Genesis win, and there is no love lost between Price and those two teams.
Shannan Lerch: The Church team of NvL and Famine are in action against Joel Hall and Steeltoe Joe. Two MORE men dedicating themselves to taking down the Church. Those guys have a LOT of enemies.
Zach Davis: Waylon Cash defends his Television Title against Henri Ducos. Ducos is quite new here, but he's making waves. This could be a HUGE win for him if he can pull it off.
Shannan Lerch: Steve Orbit is looking to increase the prestiege of the United States Title, and that has lead to another contendership match for that very belt. "Sarah Twilight," Doc Henry, and Kale Windsor fight for the right to face Orbit.
Zach Davis: I sure hope "Twilight" doesn't win it, but you know Logan would love to get his hands on Orbit again...
Shannan Lerch: We'll find out who will fight for the Television Title next, as Synn and Hunter Valentyne collide. This is Hunter's first match back in quite a while.
Zach Davis: The 8th Wonder and Red River Coalition are going at it, but with Tommy Kain and Johnny Stylez as the special guest enforcers. Kain and Stylez agreed to train the 8th Wonder last week, which was fairly shocking.
Shannan Lerch: And in our opener, Jay Price is facing none other than Mr. Happy. Did you know that's what he calls his-
Zach Davis: Quiet, Shannan, no one wants to hear that.
“Master of Puppets” hits over the PA system.
Shannan Lerch: *Sigh*
Zach Davis: It appears that Seth Lerch is going to brace us with his presence down here at ringside.
Lerch steps on top the stage to a loud chorus of boos from the crowd. Seth walks slowly down the ramp and slides into the ring. He circles the ring with a microphone in his hand waiting for the crowd reaction to die down before he begins.
Seth Lerch: I’m out here to discuss a little business to start the show tonight. I feel like everyone should know that I just bought a 25,000 square foot mansion in New York City. I’m not moving to New York or anything, I just thought it’d be a nice quaint second home. All individuals of my stature should have two homes. I’m heard the house was previously owned by a professional wrestler who is now imprisoned. No clue who that could be, but I got a heck of a deal.
HUGE boos ring out from the crowd. Seth smiles proudly, not caring about the reaction from the WCF faithful.
Seth Lerch: Also, I feel compelled to tell you all that I’ve bought a helicopter too. I’ll admit, that was kind of a knee-jerk purchase but it’s not every day that the same exact helicopter that helped break you out of prison comes onto the market! Now, some of you may be wondering how I’m going to pay for these purchases, and that’s where I want everyone in the back to listen up.
Seth takes a dramatic pause before continuing.
Seth Lerch: I’m implementing a 10% pay cut across the board for all WCF employees, except for me of course. Furthermore, all managers and valets will no longer be compensated for their services. Let’s face it, those people aren’t important. I don’t want to pay them anymore; they don’t do anything for me. If there are any females affected by this executive decision, we can speak about it…privately. The less clothing you wear the better chance you have of getting back on the payroll.
HUGE negative pop from the female contingent in the crowd. Seth could care less because his unfortunately his dick won’t suck itself. He continues…
Seth Lerch: Lastly, as you know, I’ve made some investments in the recent months in GEW and the Penn State Wrestling Federation. The PSWF is serving as the WCF’s developmental wrestling organization currently, and is doing a good job of pushing up young, and more importantly to me CHEAP, talent into the WCF. Meanwhile, GEW has become a money pit. I don’t know why in the hell I bought that shit hole. All they do down there are absurd and crazy matches that cost a shit load of money to produce and insure. I’m done with that shit. I’m announcing right now that I’m giving control of GEW over to Gravedigger! From this day forward GEW will be operating as an official developmental organization to the WCF and will operate under a SIGNIFICANTLY reduced budget with Gravedigger’s auspices.
Another HUGE negative pop comes from the crowd. This time Seth doesn’t even both waiting for the reaction to die down and continues.
Seth Lerch: Okay, okay, I get why you fans are booing. Maybe I should've made this announcement in the back to the people it actually affects. You guys want to hear news that matters to you!
Seth Lerch: Well, as you all know, we typicall don't do a PPV in the month of November, in order to focus on the biggest show of the year, One. However, I've decided that this year, that changes. You see, Pay Per Views bring in a lot of money, because you all spend your hard earned cash to watch. Cash that ends up right in my pocket!, and in my mansions and helicopters.
Seth Lerch: Okay, okay. The point is, this PPV will be entitled The End Of The World, and it will feature the finals of the WCF Classic 2012!
Seth Lerch: The WCF Classic will begin the Slam AFTER Helloween. Sixteen wrestlers, handpicked by myself, will compete. All Championships and contenderships involving the participants will be put on hold until after the relevant parties are eliminated from the tournament. And the prize for the winner? That's the best part.
Anticipation from the crowd..
Seth Lerch: A RIDE IN MY HELICOPTER! WITH ME!
Seth Lerch: Ladies and gentlemen, changes are coming to the WCF whether you like it or not. It’s time that people understood that I’m in control here. Everyone here works for me, not the other way around. What I say goes, and I’m going to have a lot more to say in the coming weeks.
With that Seth Lerch throws down his microphone and casually slides out of the ring to the disgust of the fans.
Shannan Lerch: …..wow.
Zach Davis: We’ve seen a lot of things over the years from Seth, but I’m not sure we’ve ever seen something like this out of him. First he declined to bring back Skyler Striker, now he’s cutting salaries, essentially firing all managers and valets, and handing GEW to Polar Phantasm’s hated rival Gravedigger?
Shannan Lerch: He’s going to have a lot of unhappy wrestlers waiting for him backstage, that’s for sure. I have no idea what is going on in Seth’s mind right now but it doesn’t look good for anyone.
Zach Davis: On the other hand, we have the WCF Classic 2012 announcement. Stupid prize for the winner aside, just winning the Classic brings a lot of bragging rights.
Shannan Lerch: Who will Seth pick? Guess we'll see.
Shannan Lerch: What an opening match we have for you folks. Once again tonight we have the debut of a brand new talent!
Zach Davis: I haven't met him yet, but I've been hearing a lot of buzz.
"Mr. Happy" by ICP. Bubbles rain down from the entrance as Mr. Happy emerges, burrito in hand. Finishing it off, he high fives children as well as adults (sending them flying back a row or two from his sheer enthusiasm).
Shannan Lerch: Zach did you say buzz or facepalms?
Zach Davis: Hey, looks can be deceiving. For all we know he could be the next Switches The Clown.
Shannan Lerch: Please don't mention that name around me. I still have to check under my bed at night to make sure he isn't there.
"4 Words To Choke Upon" by Bullet For My Valentine hits the PA System as the lights in the arena drop. Strobe lights emanate from the stage area as Jay Price explodes from the curtain, his right arm seemingly pulling his left half onto the stage. He's yelling at himself to "come on", to which he can be heard replying "I'm coming, I'm coming". The other half of him finally gives in and "they" head down the ramp together.
Zach Davis: And speaking of people Shannan doesn't want to see near her bed, here comes her one time boyfriend.
Shannan doesn't respond, instead she begins to bang her head on the desk. Price, meanwhile, is heading down the ramp and his left hand tries to slap a few fan's hands, but each time his right hand pulls his left hand back. His right hand then grabs a beer from a fan at ringside but the left hand slaps it to the ground. Finally the halves seem to pull themselves together long enough to roll in under the bottom ropes as his music fades out and the lights come back to normal.
Zach Davis: This is certainly going to be one of the most entertaining matches we've seen in a long time.
The referee goes to do his normal pre-match check for weapons, but Mr. Happy keeps wiggling and trying to get away from his hands. It's quite apparent that the big man is ticklish. The referee gives up on Happy and does his check on Price. He then goes to signal for the bell when Price stops him and points to Happy, demanding that he be checked. The referee pleads his case with Price but Price demands it. The referee gives in and again tries, but Happy again avoids his ticklish touch. Price is having none of the nonsense, and when Happy's dancing around positions him with his back to Price, Price runs right at him and hits a clubbing blow to the back. Price now going absolutely insane with forearm shots to the back as the referee quickly signals for the bell.
[DING! DING! DING!]
Happy now at the ropes and the referee is demanding Price back off. Price keeps at it as the referee begins to count, with Price finally stepping back at 4. The referee checks on Happy, who's wide eyed and trying to figure out what the hell just happened. He turns around and steps right into a standing dropkick from Price. Price stands over him looking down.
Jay Price: "ISN'T THIS HILARIOUS FUNNY MAN? I'M JUST GIGGLING LIKE A SCHOOL GIRL!"
Price drops down on top of Happy for the pin attempt.
And Happy quickly powers out of the pin attempt, actually sending Price rolling across the ring. Both men back up to their feet and Price runs right at Happy, but Happy cuts him off with a chop/slap to the chest. Happy now with a series of slaps to the face and he ends it with an uppercut slap to the jaw that drops Price to the mat. Price though gets right back and gets a bionic elbow to the top of the head for his efforts. Price back up one more time and he gets yet a second elbow. Price now rolling on the mat holding his sore head and Happy jumps up before crashing down on top of him with a splash. Happy with the pin.
And Price kicks out before two. Happy not letting up for a second though as he rolls Price over onto his stomach and tries to lock in the Happy Ending.
Zach Davis: Mr. Happy trying to end this one quickly! What an upset this would be!
Shannan Lerch: Oh how I hope he wins this.
Price however is having none of this and he bites down on the fingers of Happy before he can lock it in. Happy rolls screaming as the referee checks on him and then yells at Price.
Jay Price: "HEY! HE'S THE ONE PUTTING HIS DIRTY FINGERS IN MY MOUTH! I DON'T NEED HIS DIRTY DISEASES!"
Zach Davis: Since when is Price worried about diseases? After all he put his...
Shannan Lerch: Zach if you finish that sentence I'll beat you unconscious with my shoe.
Happy back up to his feet, shaking his hands as he tries to get feeling back in the bitten digits. Price moves in and the two tie up. Price gets the rear waist lock and then quickly slaps on the sleeper. Happy, though, had it scouted and backs Price right up into the corner. Happy now with a few thrusts of his rear into Price's midsection. Price is doubled over as Happy heads out to the center of the ring and makes a train noise. Happy now running right at Price before slamming his 320 pound frame into him. Price stumbling out of the corner like a drunk and Happy drops him with the Clown Kick. Happy again with the pin attemp.
And Price gets the shoulder up before the three count. Happy back up to his feet and he jumps up before crashing down on top of Price again. Happy now up and he's looking over to the nearby corner. With a grin on his face he walks over to it and slowly climbs up to the top rope.
Zach Davis: Could this be it? Could this be the Killing Joke we've heard about?
Happy does indeed leap off with the Killing Joke but Price saw it coming from a mile away and he simply rolls out of the way the second Happy leaves the top rope. Happy crashes into the mat in spectacular fashion, shaking the entire ring.
Zach Davis: I sure hope The Gathering doesn't still live under there.
Price now dropping to the mat beside Happy and he locks in the Nightmare On South Street. The big man puts up a valiant fight but in the end he has to tap out to the Anacoda Cross.
[DING! DING! DING!]
Zach Davis: And Jay Price picks up yet another victory, his 3rd in a row since he came back at WAR. And as for Mr. Happy, it was an impressive showing. He held his own and at times it looked like he was going to win this match. But the turning point of the match was defiantly when he missed that Killing Joke.
We go to commercial with a shot of the referee raising Price's arm in victory.
The cameras cut backstage to where Synn is seen walking down the hallway towards the gorilla position for his upcoming match against Hunter Valentyne. Synn suddenly stops and has a slightly annoyed look on his face and sighs at something off-camera.
Synn: What do you want now?
The camera pans to the right a little and zooms out to reveal PSWF Owner Gravedigger and PSWF World Champion Keynan Isara standing in front of Synn. Gravedigger smirks as he looks at Synn.
Gravedigger: I’m here to convince you to change your path here in WCF.
A pissed-off look crosses Synn’s face.
Synn: Look, ‘Digger, I told you last week that I wasn’t leaving the Church.
Gravedigger: Synn, a couple of years ago when you debuted here I had my eye on you. I knew you were going to be somebody. I knew you were headed for great things. At the time I had even approached you with the idea of reforming The Dark Side with myself and Troy Malenko.
Synn: And you bailed on me when you got bored and left.
Gravedigger: I talked the others into letting you into the Darkside of Treachery again because I remembered that potential you had.
Synn: Which failed miserably because you and Logan bailed because you both got bored and left. You know what? Maybe my career hasn’t been on what you believe is the right path because I kept looking to you to lead it somewhere great like where yours has been. I have mad respect for you, Gravedigger, but following you has gotten me nowhere and Oblivion promises great things.
Gravedigger: Yeah, DoT ended up being a mistake and yeah I did leave with Troy Malenko a couple of years ago, but we’re not to blame for your career. Maybe it’s this unhealthy ego you’ve developed ever since DoT disbanded? Maybe it’s this whole Synn versus the world mentality you have going on? What about the ridiculous never-ending Twitter battles you have with WCF’s resident douchebags, Pantheon?
Synn: Really? You’re going to call me out on ridiculous battles over Twitter after all that garbage a couple of years ago with Tomm---
Gravedigger interrupts Synn.
Gravedigger: This isn’t about me! This is about you Synn and you leaving the Chu---
Gravedigger stops in mid-sentence. Gravedigger and Keynan peer over Synn’s shoulder. Keynan tenses up. Synn glances back over his shoulder and smirks at something off-camera. Creeping Death pops onto the screen, shaking his head.
Creeping Death: Digger, who do you think you’re fooling? Everything is always about you. You’re clearly up to something. Am I the only one that finds it funny that everyone who follows the legendary Gravedigger ends up on the short end of the stick while he gets all the glory and ends up looking golden? Do the names Troy Malenko and Chester, who got into a coma due to his own brother’s actions, mean anything? Synn, listening to this guy is going to get you nowhere.
Gravedigger sneers at Creeping Death and glances at Synn who crosses his arms and shrugs.
Gravedigger: Forget it…
Gravedigger turns and starts walking away with Keynan behind him.
Creeping Death: Nice new lapdog you have there, Gravey.
Keynan stops and turns back to Creeping Death. He stares him down for a few seconds.
Gravedigger: Let’s go Keynan!
Creeping Death gestures for Keynan to run along, who sneers at Gravedigger before turning and walking away. Creeping Death shakes his head while Synn appears to be thinking really hard as the scene fades.
Back from commercial and the participants are already in the ring.
Zach Davis: Serenity and Corey Moon are out here representing the Red River Coalition tonight.
Our Referee calls for the bell as Serenity and Markus Jayson start of the match. Serenity uses her quickness right off the bat to catch Jayson with a front dropkick as she rushes him the moment the bell sounds. Jayson gets himself back to his feet quickly after taking the sudden hit, and as he does he is taken over with a snapmare. Serenity follows this up with a tri-fecta of forearms to the back of Markus' head, stunning the man. Now very quickly, Serenity tags Corey Moon into the match. Tommy Kain and Johnny Stylez are shouting instructions to Jayson from the outside.
Shannan Lerch: Fast tag by Serenity already. The Red River Coalition utilize that high paced, fast tag strategy into their offense. I think it works nicely.
Zach Davis: The 8th Wonder are a hell of a team. You can overlook them due to their apparent lack of mental capacity. But they have shown to be a threat already. I think with Kain and Stylez out here for support, they might be able to stay focused.
Shannan Lerch: I honestly don't believe that you can get stupid to focus.
Zach Davis: Was that necessary? The name calling?
Shannan Lerch: I am only being honest!
Corey wastes no time picking up where Serenity left off as he stomps down on Markus with fury. Jayson stumbles to his feet after scrambling away from the vicious stomps and Moon is hot on his trail as he blasts him with a spear tackle and starts swinging wild fists at him as he tries to cover up. Stylez is screaming to Jayson to do something. He gets a chance as Moon relents on the assault. He takes a few steps back and then picks up a little momentum for a knee drop to Markus' head. However, Jayson rolls out of the way and Corey meets nothing but canvas.
Zach Davis: Nobody home there for Corey Moon. Jayson having an opportunity to swing the match into his favor. Stylez and Kain shouting to him still from the outside.
Shannan Lerch: Does he really need to be told what to do? You're in the ring, mount an offense instead of becoming a punching bag.
Still a bit stunned, Markus staggers to his feet, shaking of the effects of the crazed fury of punches just a few moments ago. Corey works out the kink in his knee for a moment and makes it to his feet. Jayson bends over to try and crack his back and relieve some of the tension. Corey Moon is enraged at his mentally challenged foe and charges at him. Jayson shoots himself straight up in order to complete the back crack and in doing so he manages to launch Moon up and over for a back body drop. The crowd cheers like wild and Kain and Stylez are loving this. Markus looks around, not having realized he just mounted some offense.
Shannan Lerch: What was that? Come on, that was pure luck!
Zach Davis: But still effective.
Stylez and Kain implore Jayson to make a tag, and after some hesitation and looking at Kain to make sure he is doing what he is being asked, he finally tags Kelvin Staylor. Though Markus' earlier hesitation to tag allowed Corey Moon some time to regroup and he begins rushing at Staylor who trips over the middle rope on his way into the ring. Moon completely misses Kelvin and slingshots himself off of the ropes, stumbling backward. He falls over the downed Staylor who accidentally trips Corey now. Kelvin gets himself to his feet only to see Corey Moon down. He smiles happily and begins prancing around the ring. Tommy Kain gets his attention and instructs him to focus. Calling for a body slam. Kelvin looks a bit confused.
Shannan Lerch: How are these guys in the ring? He doesn't even know what a body slam is! They're idiots!
Zach Davis: That may be true, but they have the best of the Red River Coalition right now!
Shannan Lerch: Purely by accident.
Zach Davis: Doesn't matter how.
Moon gets back to his feet and he rushes at Kelvin who manages to lift him onto his shoulders. And while Johnny Stylez is begging for him to use a samoan drop, Staylor instead has a blast with an airplane spin. Laughing as he spins both Moon and himself dizzy. Markus jumps up and down on the apron also sharing in the amusement of the airplane spin.
As he finally sets Moon down, Kelvin keeps spinning, unable to stop himself and his outstretched arms knock Moon in the face helicopter style. Corey Moon falls to the canvas and a very dizzied Staylor falls on top of him. His eyes doing circles as he looks up at the lights. Amazingly, he is in a great position for a pinfall and the ref begins his count on Moon.
Moon manages to kick out of the dumb lucked pinfall.
Zach Davis: Near fall by the 8th Wonder!
Shannan Lerch: Are you kidding me? The only wonder here is how the Coalition hasn't destroyed these two yet!
Both competitors back to their feet again and Corey pulls Staylor in for a short arm clothesline that he somehow manages to duck under and get behind Moon. Corey turns around to recieved a headbutt from Kelvin. And Staylor is laughing as he just keeps headbutting Corey Moon like it was a game. Corey is backed near the turnbuckle where Serenity is able to tag herself in. Kelvin doesn't realize this. Of course his concept of keeping his opponent away from their own corner hasn't yet sunk in. Tommy Kain and Johnny Stylez are trying to get his attention for him to realize that Serenity is the legal person in the match.
Shannan Lerch: An opportunity for the Red River Coalition now. Serenity is legal and despite Kain and Stylez best efforts, Staylor has no idea!
Zach Davis: Think again, Shannan!
Stylez manages to get Staylor's attention and he turns around just in time to see Serenity dive off of the top rope with a flying cross body. Kelvin catches her in his arms and doesn't seem to know what to do. Stylez and Kain both make the motion for a body slam several times from ringside. They do it in slow motion repeatedly until it seems to click for Staylor. Serenity is screaming as she has nowhere to go and finally, Kelvin follows the instructions and drops her with a scoop slam. The crowd lights up with energy.
Zach Davis: This is about as entertaining as it gets! I am loving every minute of this!
Shannan Lerch: We are watching idiots make mistakes and get lucky!
Zach Davis: I know, isn't it great?
Shannan Lerch: UGH!
Corey Moon BLASTS Staylor from behind with a hard forearm. Staylor stumbles forward. When he does turn around, Moon is charging at him and WHAM! He connects with his Moon Pie bicycle kick. Staylor falls like a sack of potatoes. Tommy Kain and Johnny Stylez hop up onto the apron to make certain Moon gets out of the ring. Corey Moon does so, but the damage has been done.
Zach Davis: Blindsided! The tide has changed and the 8th Wonder are in trouble!
Shannan Lerch: They've been in trouble since the day they were born.
Serenity crawls over and covers Staylor for the pinfall. The referee drops into position.
Zach Davis: NO! Staylor manages to kick out just before three!
Shannan Lerch: I give up...this is ridiculous!
Serenity gets to her feet arguing with the referee's call, insisting that it was three. Staylor stumbles to his feet and is still quite wobbly. Serenity stops arguing with the ref and lunges at him with a shining wizard that causes Staylor to stumble back and fall into his own corner. His arm hits Jasyon's and the ref calls the tag.
Shannan Lerch: What the hell was that?
Zach Davis: More of that dumb luck for ya!
Markus Jayson gets back into the ring with Tommy Kain and Johhny Stylez shouting all kinds of instructions which only seem to confuse him. Serenity foolishly tries to send him for an Irish whip. Markus laughs and enjoys the tug of war game. He stands steady also gripping Serenity's arm, not allowing the woman to move him. He could sit here for hours like this. It was like the staring game. But Kain and Stylez are telling him no. They want him to continue an offense, and to some extent he does by simply letting go of Serenity's arm. Now she stumbles back to her own corner. Taking a tumble along the way. She looks none too happy for it and Corey Moon accepts the tag from her.
Meanwhile, Markus is trying to ask Kain and Stylez what they want him to do, which at this point is an emphatic "turn around!" He does, with his arms still shrugged in question which winds up inadvertently clotheslining a rushing Corey Moon.
Shannan Lerch: Oh come on! How many dumb breaks can these two get?
Zach Davis: I feel like I'm at the circus! I am loving this!
Stylez and Kain are jumping up and down, nearly about to rip out their hair as they yell for Jayson to keep on Moon. Markus bends down to pull him up but is caught in an unexpected cradle out of nowhere. Referee in position.
Zach Davis: No! Another kickout! Or, more like he fell out of that cradle attempt. Either way...
Shannan Lerch: I can't take much more of this!
Corey Moon becomes infuriated with his opponents and he furiously hauls Jayson to his feet right before slapping him across the face HARD. Markus Jayson almost looks like he is going to cry as he has his face slapped with such force. Moon doesn't relent either. He forcefully shoves Markus, screaming at him that he is an idiot. Tommy Kain and Johnny Stylez are screaming for him to hit Corey back.
Zach Davis: Uh oh...this can't be good.
Shannan Lerch: He looks...angry.
Zach Davis: Wouldn't you be?
Shannan Lerch: It's about time! No more stupid games!
Moon continues to shove Markus as he berates him. Markus has his head turned to the side and his bottom lip is quivering. One final shove from Moon and Jayson lets out a weird yell of anger before shoving Corey Moon with such force that the Coalition member is sent all the way across the ring and into the ropes. As the momentum causes him to return, Jayson catches him with The Cool Shot! Right to the jaw! Moon hits the mat and Markus runs around the ring in circles slapping himself in the head a few times.
Zach Davis: Cover him! It's over!
Shannan Lerch: What is he even doing? This is nonsense!
Tommy Kain and Johnny Stylez also put forth the sentiment as they shout to Markus to cover Moon. Serenity makes an attempt for the ring but thinks better of it as Kain and Stylez move toward her corner.
Zach Davis: Hey look..
Shannan Lerch: Is that Adam?
Adam Young comes over the guard rail in a dirty white tank top, dirty jeans and dirty sneakers with a nearly empty bottle of Devil's Cut. He starts pointing towards the ring as he stumbles to the ring. Security is keeping him from the ring.
Zach Davis: Good job, security!
Shannan Lerch: But look in the ring!
Jayson slaps himself in the head a few more times before finally dropping down for the cover. Ref in position and the entire crowd counts along.
Zach Davis: They did it! The 8th Wonder picks up the victory in what might have been the most entertaining match I have ever witnessed!
Shannan Lerch: That wasn't entertaining. That was intolerable! I can't believe I ssat through that entire fiasco.
Zach Davis: Oh come on, Shannan. I thought you used to like thes guys?
Shannan Lerch: Unintentional news comedy is funny. Watching the trainwreck we just did was sickening.
Zach Davis: You have no sense of adventure!
The 8th Wonder and Kain and Stylez leave as Adam breaks away from security and slides into the ring right behind Corey Moon and Serinty. Adam taps Corey on the shoulder and as he turns around nails him over the head with the Devil's Cut bottle. Corey falls straight to the mat. Adam nails Broken Dreams on Corey and then points at Sernity. She falls into the corner and Adam grabs a mic.
Adam Young: Your days of useing me are over bitch. I have found out so many things about you and Corey. Hell AJ isn't even mine. For everything you've put me threw I will come back and unfold all over his ass. Do you enjoy hurting people bitch?
Adam stomps on Corey's left hand.
Adam Young: You know you don't try and fuck with me, I have a severe temper problem bitch. This is just the beginning.
Adam throws the mic at her feet and exits the ring with the fans stunned at what has just went down as Serenity checks on Corey.
Oblivion walks along the narrow path with his face grim and his eyes alert. Soon IT comes along a spot where the path diverges to the right and the left, but before he can choose with way to go, a shadowy figure appears from the right corridor. Oblivion sneers, as the familiar painted visage of Synn smiles back at him
Oblivion: This better be good Synn, With your absence of late, you BETTER have a GOOD excuse to summon the Lord of Chaos.
Synn: I'm not just anyone, Lord Oblivion. I am Synn.
Oblivion: IT knows who you are and You better have a damned good reason for calling IT here.
Synn: I do, Lord Oblivion. I called you here to restore order to the Church. I stand by your side because we share the same vision. When you asked me to join, it was because you knew what i could bring to your cause. I didn't join to be a stooge, or some lackey running around acting a fool Lord Oblivion. And speaking of lackeys, get your soldiers in order Oblivion, if any EVER dare speak against me as a Saint to the Lord of Chaos, such as Zombie McMorris did last week, they will learn in most painful ways why it was YOU who recruited me personally. Helloween, in the hellimination match, where will you be Oblivion? Will Synn be standing next to IT, proudly showing why the Church of the Dark Saints will stand above all? Or will Synn have to remind the Church of it's true vision and destiny?!
Synn smiles, bowing before Oblivion as he takes several steps away from the lord of chaos.
Synn: I believed in you so much Oblivion, I said yes when you asked me to join. Don't make me regret it. I can be your best asset, or your worst enemy. The choice is yours, Lord.
Oblivion: Despite what one has said to you or about you.... IT HAS BEEN OBLIVION THAT HAS BEEN LOYAL TO YOU. But, what about you, Synn why have you allow yourself to listen to others in your ear. You allowed Gravedigger to whisper in your ear. Can you explain yourself on that? No? IT didn't think so. We are a tight organization. In a world where groups disintegrate within months... The Dark Church is a tight group!! Synn, you need to refocus your heart and true potential within The Church of the Dark Saints. Oblivion's loyalty to you is true, so don't be influenced by others!! The CoDS will be a true fierce group within the WCF!!. But, for now IT needs to get ready for IT's match!!
Shannan Lerch: Next up folks, we have a number one contenders match for the Television championship.
Zach Davis: The competitors are former WCF tag team champ Synn. And making his grand return debut, Hunter Valentyne. Both men are solid competitors. Synn is looking to be as dominant in the singles division as he was in the tag team division. Hunter, is just looking to get back into a title hunt and show that he too can be a major player.
Shannan Lerch: With a shot at the Television title on the line, this shapes up to be a fantastic match. And there is Kyle Davis in the ring for introductions.
Kyle Steel: The first opponent for this match, now residing from the Darkside, he weighed in at 277 pounds, a former WCF world tag team champion, he is SYNN!!!
Zach Davis: Did Kyle say.....277 pounds?
Shannan Lerch: Guess any diet plans are out the window.
Zach Davis: Shannan, that is a 17 pound gain in just one week.
Shannan Lerch: Guess we are going to see how that affects his in ring performance here tonight against the much lighter Hunter Valentyne.
Kyle Steel: And his opponent, making his return to the WCF, he hails from Sin City, Las Vegas, weighing in tonight at 246 pounds, HUNTER VALENTYNE!!
"Something in Your Mouth" by Nickleback plays over the loud speakers as Hunter makes his way down the ramp to a chorus of boos. He stops in the middle of the ramp as green and black pyros go off behind him.
Zach Davis: Hunter making a huge comeback, if he wins this match tonight he becomes the number one contender with the right to go on and face the Television champion. Alot on the line for this superb competitor here tonight.
Shannan Lerch: Look at the proverbial tale of the tape here, Hunter is 4 inches shorter, and 31 pounds lighter than his opponent Zach, he's going to have to really be on top of his game.
Zach Davis: Great chance to build up some tremendous momentum here, and really make a huge impact with a big victory in a number one contenders match.
Hunter slides in underneath the bottom rope as he puts his hands on the top rope and glares menacingly into the camera. He is cascaded by boos as the intensity in this face is shown to the world. Just as pyros go off in the background, Hunter turns around to see Synn charging him.
Zach Davis: Synn not waiting for the bell to start the match off!!
Leaving Hunter no time to react, Synn rams Hunter into the corner turnbuckle with a powerful clothesline.
Shannan Lerch: Synn just exploding here with not wasting time to get the upper hand against Hunter.
Zach Davis: With a shot at the Television championship on the line, Hunter is truley going to have to bring his best a game here tonight, anything less will not secure a victory.
Back in the corner, Synn takes one of Hunter's wrists, twisting Hunters arm over his head in an arm twist, Synn pulls his opponent out of the corner slamming his arm into Hunter's chest dropping him to the mat.
Zach Davis: Synn taking complete control, nailing a short arm clothesline.
Shannan Lerch: Hunter can't get into a power game with a man that possesses the type of strength Synn does, Hunter's gonna have to dictate the match, keep control of the pace and make Synn wrestle to HIM, not the other way around.
Hunter doesn't stay on the mat, quickly getting back to his feet, he is a little wobbly trying to shake off the powerful clotheslines, he successfully connects with a couple of rights and left, but there not effective enough. Synn smiles at him, the crowd boo's loudly in disapproval. Synn takes an arm, planting his feet he literally catapults Hunter into another turnbuckle. The force is such that Hunter bounces off the turnbuckles stumbling out of the corner. Synn easily scoops him up, holding the helpless Hunter in his arms as he smiles at the booing crowd. He raises Hunter over his head in a gorrila press, showing off by pressing Hunter several times. Despite their hatred for Synn, the crowd counts the number of repetitions.
After the final lift, Synn just tosses Hunter halfway across the ring, bringing his opponent crashing back first to the mat.
Zach Davis: Well, i think we figured out where that 17 extra pounds came from. Muscle weights more than fat, and we are seeing an unusual emphasis on the power game from Synn.
Shannan Lerch: Hunter has to really dig deep. getting manhandled like this and this match is over real quick. SIX bench presses of Hunter over his head, Hunter is 246 pounds, wow!
Synn stalks Hunter, who slowly gets to his feet. Synn steps up to grab his opponent, but is caught off guard when Hunter side steps him, grabs him around the neck, wraps a leg around Synn's, then snaps back slamming Synn back first onto the mat.
Shannan Lerch: And there are signs of life, Hunter still in it with alot of fight left here.
Zach Davis: Beautiful Russian legsweep, that could help turn the tide if Hunter can capitalize.
Still staggered from the previous assault, Hunter lays next to his opponent. Both men shaking, trying to catch their breath.
Shannan Lerch: Both men down here, it's an even match at this point.
Zach Davis: It could all come down to who get's up first right here. The ref with the count.
The crowd get's into it, cheering both men on as they don't want to see a title contenders match end in a count it.
Shannan Lerch: The fans getting behind both men here, it would truly be disappointing to see a double count out.
The ref counts 5, both men begin to stir. Synn rolls over to his side as Hunter reaches over grabbing the bottom rope, he begins to pull himself back to his feet.
Shannan Lerch: OOH, it's getting close, both men are almost up to there feet.
Zach Davis: Gut check time, who can dig deeper and beat the count?
Synn finally gets to his feet, Hunter pushes himself against the ropes, flying off he brings Synn back down with a cross body block, the crowd cheers in excitement.
Zach Davis: Hunter with a cross body for the pin!
The crowd let's out a solid round of boo's as Synn kicks out just before the ref's hand slaps the mat for the three.
Zach Davis: OH so close. Synn just too strong.
Hunter holds up three fingers, arguing with the ref, who holds up two fingers back to Hunter. Hunter just shakes his head, disgusted that he was so close.
Zach Davis: Hunter so close to winning to become the number one contender, he's got Synn down, he needs to keep the pressure on him right now.
Hunter gets to his feet, bending down to grab a hand full of Synn's hair, the crowd erupts as Synn lifts himself off the ground, wrapping an arm around Hunter's head pulling him down to the mat.
Shannan Lerch: OH Synn just snatched Hunter out of thin air and has him in big trouble now.
Zach Davis: Never let your guard down, ever, until that final bell rings.
Having Hunter down on the mat, Synn tries to wrap his legs around Hunter's waist, but Hunter is fighting for all he's worth.
Shannan Lerch: Oh my god, Synn's wrapping around Hunter like a freaking Python, Hunter has to get out of there and now.
Zach Davis: Being on the mat is the absolute worst place one wants to be with a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu master, Synn undoubtedly has a million ways to make his opponent submit, Hunter has to find a way to regain control or this just might be the beginning of the end.
On the mat, Synn has wrapped Hunter in half nelson with a headlock, but gets taken by surprise when Hunter quickly slips underneath him, hooking one of Synn's legs he rolls over, slipping out of the hold he quickly twists 180 degree's. wrapping both his legs around Synn's leg, he pulls back catching Synn with a leg submission.
Shannan Lerch:OOOOH!! Hunter just beat Synn at his own game. Hunter reversing out of Synn's grasp and got the Jiu-jitsu master in a submission, what a move on Hunter's part.
Zach Davis: Not only that Shannan, but Hunter might have just gotten into Synn's head here, beating Synn as his own game and getting the submission master in a submission hold, it might be Synn having to decide whether to Tap, Snap or Nap.
Hunter cranks the submission, Synn tries a duck and roll reversal, Hunter goes with the roll, but kicks Synn in the face on the duck, keeping the hold securely locked in.
Shannan Lerch: ARE YOU KIDDING? Hunter in complete control here, Synn is in dire straights, Hunter might be looking at a television title shot at this rate.
Zach Davis: Hunter undoubtedly not taking this match lightly, scouting his opponent he came prepared.
The pain of the leg submission taking it's toll on his leg, Synn forgoes another reversal attempt, fearing Hunter might block it like he did the last, Synn simply powers his way to the ropes. The ref demands Hunter break the hold, realizing he has the advantage, Hunter refuses, wishing to cause further pain and suffering to his opponent. Synn tugs at the ropes, pulling himself even closer, the ref begins the count.
Hunter finally releases the hold. Quickly getting to his feet he spins around to attack his opponent once more, but Synn has pulled himself out of the ring, limping around trying to shake off the damage done to his leg
Shannan Lerch: Synn is in trouble, we talked about Hunter forcing him to wrestle to Hunter's style and keeping the pace of the match dictated to his liking, and Hunter has done just that. He has Synn in real trouble.
Zach Davis: There is that saying about wounded animals Shannan. Hunter has to be extremely careful, Synn is an animal, and he's wounded, right now is when he is going to be the most dangerous. If Hunter can wrestle smart, this match might be in the bag already.
Circling the ring outside, Synn uses the count to his advantage, he turns slowly to a jeering fan, Synn threatens to smack the young fan across the face. Hunter takes advantage of the distraction, he runs to the opposing side, bouncing off the ropes he nails Synn in the chest hard with a baseball slide. The force cause Synn to slam into the guardrail.
Shannan Lerch: Wounded animal or not, Hunter is in complete control here, beautiful baseball slide taking Synn off guard.
Zach Davis: Hunter had that leg submission on for several minutes, that leg is hurt, again, an injured animal, Synn is fighting for his life right now, Hunter is also in Synn's head, he has to focus on that leg and finish this match off while he still can.
Hunter viciously kicks Synn on the guard rail, before grabbing a hand full of hair, he scoops the big man up, walks over to the ring corner, then tosses Synn up over his shoulder bringing his leg down on the ring ramp. Synn screams in pain, grabbing his foot. Hunter looks down, smiling at his handiwork.
Shannan Lerch: Vicious move, slamming that already hurt leg onto the ring steps, things aren't looking good for Synn right now, that title shot is getting further and further from his grasp.
Zach Davis: Hunter has the right idea, focus on one body part and wear it down. Synn can't stand, that takes away any airial attack he might have had.
Hunter grabs Synn by the head, ramming his skull into the ring post for good measure before tossing him back into the ring.
Zach Davis: Hunter getting too cocky. Can't be taking time to pander to the crowd when he is this close to winning
Shannan Lerch: It ain't over till the fat lady sings. and Sara isn't anywhere in sight.
Hunter strolls into the ring. Synn is in the center. holding his leg in pain, Hunter grabs it, pulling it forward then snapping it back, Synn screams in pain again.
Zach Davis: Hunter working on that leg, more than likely preparing for a submission move to end this match.
Shannan Lerch: Ever since he reversed Synn's submission, he's been in complete control. You may be right Zach, Hunter might very well be in Synn's head.
Hunter slowly brings Synn to his feet, sneering at his opponent, he throws a vicious kick to the calf, bringing Synn back down to the mat. The crowd boos in disgust of Hunter. He ignores them, he senses that the end is near, he can smell victory right around the corner. Picking Synn up off the mat again, he throws another hard kick, this one to the inner thigh, causing Synn to buckle to one knee.
Shannan Lerch: Synn is in serious trouble. If he can't get back in the match, it's already done.
Zach Davis: What a way to make your grand return to WCF. beating a former tag team champion that is a Jiu-Jitsu master by submission to win a title shot. Serious bragging rights for Hunter with a win all here tonight.
Hunter continues to punish Synn. Nailing several hard punches to the head. Stepping back, he sweeps forward for another kick to the injured leg, Synn quickly hops up off the mat, wrapping his legs around Hunter, he brings his opponent down to the mat wit him. Grabbing Hunter's closest arm, he pulls it between his legs, then wraps his feet behind Hunter's head. The fans all stand up, cheering and applauding Synn's jaw dropping display of athleticism.
Shannan Lerch: HOLY COW!! Did he just do that?
Zach Davis: WOW! A flying aeiral triangle choke to a standing opponent, holy cow i can't believe what i just saw.
Back in the ring, Synn has the triangle choke securely locked. The ref quickly checks Hunter, who refuses to submit, but after a few seconds his eyes begin roll to go back up into his head.
Shannan Lerch: Hunter is out, Hunter is out of it.
Zach Davis: The ref rings the bell before any further damage can be done. WOW. Synn just jumped in the air, and took Hunter down with a triangle choke. HOLY SHIT!!
Synn releases the hold then slides out of the ring. Raising his arm in victory he stares at his fallen opponent before he turns to pass through the curtain leading to the back.
Shannan Lerch: What a dynamic display of pure athleticism by Synn, he takes the victory here and will go on to face the television champion.
Zach Davis: I would never imagine anyone could use a triangle choke to take down a standing opponent. Synn might have packed on a few pounds, but if a man can do a flying triangle hold for a submission, the rest of the WCF locker room better start taking notice.
The lights go out in the arena. After several seconds, words written in a bright white begin flashing on the otherwise blackened out Jumbotron. With each fading word, a new word pops up on the screen.
As the last word fades, all five words reappear on the jumbotron at once.
CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW!?!
The lights slowly come back on as 'Hear Me Now' by Hollywood Undead begins to play through the speakers as Roy Speede steps out on stage. He crosses his arms in an X across his chest, with his right arm underneath his left, and his hands in his fists. He bows his head for several seconds, and his chin rests in the gap between his fists.
Kyle Steel: “Introducing, from Richmond, Virginia, Wrestling Championship Federation's own Silver Lining, he is ROY SPEEEEDE!!”
Roy drops his right arm, and raises his left arm in the air, with his pointer, middle, and pinky fingers extended, and his ring finger and thumb tucked into his palm. His palm is facing the crowd. He drops his arm, and begins jogging to ringside, high-fiving fans as he goes, before climbing onto the apron, and then climbing the outside of the turnbuckle. He raises his left arm, with the same fingers extended as when he was on stage. He leaps from the turnbuckle into the ring.
Zach Davis: What is Speede out here to say?
Quickly, Roy Speede gets on the microphone, taking it from Kyle.
Roy Speede: I'm going to make this short and sweet. You fans know that I'm not a complainer. I don't take shortcuts, and I don't like to bitch and moan. But at some point, enough is enough, and last week at Slam, there was an injustice.
The crowd is buzzing.
Roy Speede: With Helloween coming up, the stakes couldn't be higher. Oblivion is a hell of a competitor, and I knew that I had to give it my all to defeat him last week. And if I lost, well, I'd accept that loss. But the truth of the matter is, I DIDN'T lose. Roll the footage.
Footage plays on the jumbotron of Oblivion pinning Speede. As it turns out, Speede got his shoulder up at the last second, before the referee's hand hit the mat; Speede had kicked out.
Roy Speede: So, there you have it. The decision should be reversed. The Hardcore Title should still be with me and Genesis.
Voice: I think I can set this straight.
All attention turns towards the entryway, where BRAD KANE is on the ramp.
Shannan Lerch: Zuh!?
Zach Davis: Well, uh, he's still our commissioner, if you'd forgotten... we haven't seen him in recent weeks though.
Brad Kane: Roy, I like doing most of my work from backstage, but this? I think I'll give this my personal attention out here in the ring.
Brad walks to the ring slowly as he talks into the mic.
Brad Kane: You see, Roy, you're from a different generation of wrestlers than I am. How many times do you think I've been screwed out of a Title? But I never came out and bitched like this!
Kane reaches the ring, he climbs into it. Speede looks more than a little annoyed.
Brad Kane: So, as the official WCF commissioner, I respond to your request with an official.... HELL NO!
Booing at Brad Kane! He's not used to it. Master of Puppets hits.
Zach Davis: Oh lord, what now!?
Seth Lerch steps out, and he looks annoyed as well! He has a microphone in hand as he stands at the entryway.
Seth Lerch: What the fuck? Brad Kane?
Brad raises an eyebrow.
Seth Lerch: What are you doing here!?
Brad is a bit puzzled.
Brad Kane: Uh, Seth, I'm the official commissioner of your company.
Seth Lerch: Am I paying you?
Brad Kane: Yep.
Seth pauses, clearly angry at either himself, Brad Kane, or everyone.
Seth Lerch: God DAMNIT! Well you know what, Brad, fuck you! Whatever Speede was saying just now!? IT'S GRANTED!
Speede smiles, practically laughing towards Brad.
Brad Kane: Lerch, you moron, were you even listening-
Seth Lerch: No, and I don't care! I hope this makes you angry enough so that you quit and get off my payroll!
With that, Master of Puppets hits and Seth turns and begins to leave. Speede gloats as Brad Kane angrily leaves.
Shannan Lerch: So, uh... last week's decision is officially reversed!
Zach Davis: Oblivion sure won't like this. Roy Speede is once again the Hardcore Champion. Uh, if he can get the belt back.
Zach Davis: Time for our United States Title contendership match!
The lights in the arena shut down and remain disabled blacking out everyone’s vision. Elena Siegman’s “The One” eerie piano introduction creeps out onto the speakers. A spotlight centers onto the stage highlighting Sarah Twilight who has just emerged. He stands there long enough to joyfully inhale the hatred filling the arena air. Pyros launch themselves down the stage line and explode white sparks above. Sarah begins walking down the ramp and through the thick echoes of booing. He enters the ring in an almost cocky proud fashion, centering himself in the middle while pyros shoot from all four posts and light his self-absorbed poses.
Zach Davis: We've see Logan as Chris Avery, we've seen Noob Cha-Cha wrestle here, and now this... Logan's been kinda nutty for as long as I've known the man, but seriously. He needs help.
Dr. Feelgood hits the speakers and as the main riff blasts through the arena, Doc, and Mary emerge on the stage, the Confederate Title around his waist. Looking around, he raises a fist in the air, then leads the way to the ring. Climbing up the steps, he holds the Ropes for Mary, who slinks lithely through. Doc steps trough the rooes and grins proudly as he pops the crowd drawing more boos as Mary takes the belt. Mocking them, he sits on the turnbuckle and awaits his opponents...
Shannan Lerch: And here is Doc Henry! He's trying to turn a new leaf but the crowd still tries to boo him during his entrance. Huh.
The song starts as the lights strobe to the beat. Smoke fills the entrance way just before Kale Windsor appears on the stage as the crowd reacts. Windsor stands at the edge of the rampway bowing his head for a moment before standing in a worship me type of taunting pose as several pyrotechnics go off behind him and he walks down the ramp way towards the ring. Half way down the ramp way, Windsor pauses for a moment before charging the ring and sliding in under the bottom rope. Kale then slithers to the middle of the ring on his stomach before standing to his feet and rushing to one of the post,jumping onto the middle rope as he does a bow and arrow type pose[i.e. Randy Orton] for a moment before hopping down and crossing the ring to the side ropes, where stands with one foot on the bottom rope and the other on the middle rope.
Zach Davis: And here is Kale Windsor, ALSO turning a new leaf. He's shown off a bit of an evil streak lately.
The bell sounds, and Kale Windsor goes right on the attack. He runs at Logan and Clotheslines him out of the ring. He then turns towards Henry, who is running towards him, and hits him with a Spinning Heel Kick. Henry doubles over and Windsor follows up by DDTing him to the mat!
Shannan Lerch: Damn! A vicious side to Kale Windsor that we've never seen before.
Windsor drops down and pins Henry.
No!, Henry manages to kick out. But Windsor stays aggressive. He pulls Henry to the corner and hits a Split Legged Moonsault into another pin!
No! Henry kicks out again. Windsor starts stomping away at Doc Henry, and the crowd begins booing him. A few "HENRY! HENRY!" chants break out.
Zach Davis: Wow, they're actually getting behind Doc Henry, I don't believe it.
Energized by the crowd, Henry works his way up and blocks a punch from Windsor. Henry throws Windsor to the ropes and then Spears him down!
Shannan Lerch: What power!
Henry stands up but is immediately met with a Lariat to the back of his neck.
Zach Davis: "Twilight" is back in the ring.
The fans begin booing again immediately as "Twilight" now stomps at Doc Henry. He/She begins yelling out "LEAVE MY ORBIT ALONE!"
Shannan Lerch: What... what is he even talking about? Henry has nothing to do with Steve Orbit!
Zach Davis: Who knows, Shannan. Logan is demented.
With the viciousness of a jealous woman, "Twilight" picks up Henry and throws him to the ropes before catching him with a huge T-Bone Suplex! He then drops down and locks Henry in the Figure Four Arm Lock.
Shannan Lerch: SPELLBOUND! This is "Sarah Twilight"'s ticket to another match with Steve Orbit!
But Windsor is back in the ring, kicking Logan and breaking it up. Windsor grabs Logan and throws him out of the ring before turning to Henry, who just stumbled up, and hitting him with a Twist of Fate.
Zach Davis: FINAL DESTINY!
But no, Henry spins out of it and shoves Windsor out of the ring! "Sarah Twilight reenters, and Henry motions at him to run at him. "Twilight" lunges with a Clothesline which Henry ducks and then hits a Rock Bottom.
Shannan Lerch: GAMBLER'S HAND!
Henry falls on top of "Twilight," hooking the leg.
Zach Davis: And there you have it! Henry wins.
Henry stands up to get his arm raised, but Windsor re-enters the ring, running at him and chop blocking him from behind. The fans begin to boo.
Shannan Lerch: What is this!?
Zach Davis: This is the new, vicious Kale Windsor, that's what.
Windsor stomps at Henry, as the bell continues to ring, signalling the match is over. Windsor doesn't care. He picks Henry up, grabs his neck, and hits the Final Destiny. The fans boo mercilessly.
Shannan Lerch: After getting lucky, Henry won the match... but Kale Windsor gets the last laugh here tonight.
Kyle Steel: Ladies and gentlemen, this match is for the WCF Television championship. Introducing first the challenger, from New Orleans, HENRI DUCOS!!
The lights in the arena go out. Skrillex's "Kill Everybody" starts blaring around the arena as pyros explode on the stage. The curtains part and Henri and his half sister emerge through them. They slowly walk down the ramp way ignoring the boos of the crowd.
Zach Davis: Henri Ducos, for those fans who don't know, had a very impressive debut victory over Chris "Cocky" Guy last week with an over the shoulder belly-to-back piledriver! That match was certainly a showcase of the influx of up and coming talent flowing into WCF.
Shannan Lerch: Such an impressive debut Zach, that he earned a shot at Waylon Cash's Television championship. Henri Ducos has a chance to make history here, very few men make this big an impact so shortly after their arrival.
Zach Davis: Little is known of Ducos, and against a former world champion that could be a big advantage. But Waylon cash is no slouch, one doesn't earn the moniker World champion, former or current, by being a push over. I think were going to see a true test of Henri Ducos here tonight.
Kyle Steel: His opponent, from Macon Georgia, the WCF Television champion. A former world heavyweight champion, he is the "Hellbilly" Waylon Cash!
The opening trumpet riff of "White Trash Renegade" blares over the PA systems as red and orange strobe lights flash. Suddenly the strobes stop, and Waylon Cash comes running out onto the entrance ramp, the WCF Television championship title fastened securely around his waist. He runs back and forth proudly showing off the belt, eliciting cheers from the crowd on either side before dancing his way towards the ring, Roxxanne Savage following behind him. Sliding under the bottom rope, Waylon helps his manager in, before running and jumping onto the second turnbuckle. He points again to the Television title to the praise of the fans, then raises his fist high in the air, soaking up the cheering of the fans.
Zach Davis: Waylon Cash, WCF's Hellbilly had an impressive title defense against the enigmatic Sarah twilight last week.
Shannan Lerch: Sarah Twilight gives a whole new meaning to WHOA!MAN!!.....get it....whoa man, woman??
Shannan Laughs as Zach rolls his eyes.
Zach Davis: Anyway, after defending his title against one odd unknown, Waylon finds himself facing yet another unknown for the second week in a row. Henri Ducos is a high flyer, but Cash is a savvy veteran, he's got the experience and knowledge on his side.
The ref rings the bell. Both men circle around the ring, sizing up the other looking for the first quick advantage over their opponent. Both men step into a collar and elbow tie up, Cash slips Henri's arm over, stepping behind him wrapping him up in a waist lock. Henri quickly reverses by running to the ropes, planting his feet on the middle strands, kicking off to flip over Cash's head, landing behind the champion, he hits a quick arm drag bringing the champ to the mat, Cash quickly gets back to his feet as he tries to fight out of Henri's arm lock.
Zach Davis: Both men trying to get the dominant advantage here, Ducos showing great skills keeping the champ slightly off balance.
Shannan Lerch: Cash doesn't want to get into a dog fight with Ducos, his assets are his strength and mat knowledge, he's going to want to keep Ducos grounded and pound him into submission.
Zach Davis: getting pounded into submission an area of expertise for you i would presume?
Shannan Lerch: Bite me Zach!!
Cash is able to reverse the armbar, twisting Henri's arm behind his back. Henri quickly spins around getting behind Cash, wrapping his arms around Cash in a waistlock. Cash has nothing of it, hitting Ducos twice in the head with sharp elbows causing Henri to loosen his grip, then grabbing an arm and once again twisting it behind Henri's back. Cash then shows a little strength by picking Henri up in the air. Henri let's out a slight scream as he flails and kicks in the air. Cash drops him back to the mat, twisting Henri Cash picks Henri up over his shoulders, then brings him down to the mat with a firemens carry, quickly wrapping the same arm in an armbar, he leans over Henri's chest trying to slip in a quick three, the ref checks the shoulders.
Henri quickly lifts a shoulder as Cash keeps him down on the mat working the armbar even tighter.
Zach Davis: Seems Cash has classically picked a body part and proceeds to work it over. That flying hammer lock shades of George "The Animal" Steel there.
Shannan Lerch: Also a smart move trying for a quick pin, with little knowledge of Henri's capabilities or stamina, a title match is the last place one wants to find out such information about an opponent. The longer this match goes, it could possibly favor Henri Ducos.
Zach Davis: But therein lies Cash's greatest tool, the television title is contested under television time limit rules. Henri Ducos has to defeat Cash is 10 minutes or less.
Cash still has the arm bar wrenched tight, but Henri's has managed to get to his knees as he slowly fights his way back to his feet. Cash nails his challenger with a few hard fists to the head, backing him up into one of the four corners. He reels back and hits a resounding knife edge chop to Henri's chest.
Cash smiles out to the crowd, reaches back and hauls off with a second knife edge chop.
Cash hits a third.
As Henri's chest begins to turn a dull red, Cash wraps his hand around Henri's wrist whipping him to the opposite turnbuckle.
Zach Davis: Cash keeping the match a slow pace, Waylon Cash the hard hitting brawler, Henri Ducos the high flyer, truly a clash of styles.
Shannan Lerch: Cash has to keep Henri Ducos grounded, as long as Henri is on the mat, Waylon has the advantage, If Ducos can get to the air, this match might get ugly for the television champion
Just as Ducos hits back first into the turnbuckles, Cash charges in, Henri gets a foot up causing the champ to run face first into it.
Zach Davis: Cash tossing Henri to the turnbuckles then gets a mouth full of boot there.
The kick turns Cash spinning away from the turnbuckle. Henri quickly climbs up to the second ropes he hops onto Cash's shoulders, quickly sliding around, the challenger then hits the champ with a frankenstiener bringing him crashing hard to the mat. Both men are quickly up to their feet. Henri pins Cash against the ropes, quickly whipping him across the ring, Cash goes for a take down on the rebound, Ducos leap frogs over it, Cash spins around going for a short clothesline, Henri ducks that, Cash spins around again, but gets caught with an armdrag by Ducos, Ducos wants to lock it in, but the sheer momentum causes Cash to slide to the outside. The champ quickly makes it back to his feet, looking up into the ring as Ducos smiles broadly raising his hand, he's got the champ on the run.
Shannan Lerch: Wow, this Henri Ducos really showing his stuff here. He's got the champ reeling.
Zach Davis: Cash is gonna have to slow it down, many more exchanges like that and we have a new Television champion.
Ducos runs the ropes, charging towards the champ, going for a baseball slide kick. Cash quickly moves out of the way. Ducos gets back up looking at the champ pointing a finger to his head
Shannan Lerch: OH my, Henri Ducos with some mindgames there as he tries to get into the champs head.
Zach Davis: A grizzled vet like Cash, it's going to take more than that.
At ringside, Cash just nods and smiles. He points out to the fans, who respond by cheering extremely loudly, he then points into the ring at Ducos, the crowd boo's just as loud, Cash then smiles like a Cheshire cat, and points down to his crotch, the fans burst in cheers and laughter as the smile from Henri's face fades just slightly.
Shannan Lerch: Oh burn.
Zach Davis: Like i said, don't play mind games with a veteran like Cash.
The ref stands Ducos in a neutral corner. Cash steps back into the ring, the two men stare each other down. Cautiously approaching each other, they tie up. Cash takes the quick advantage with two hard shots to the cheek of Ducos, rocking the challenger. Cash steps in behind Henri with a quick knee lift to the ribs, followed by a headbutt, then a hard right fist to the same area. Henri drops to one knee gasping for air. Cash lifts Henri off the mat. He sets up the challenger for a suplex, Ducos goes into the air, floating over the champs head, landing behind him. The champ wastes no time keeping the challenger from getting any advantage as he swings an arm back hitting Henri with a sharp elbow to the head, Cash then steps forward, turns around hitting another elbow shot to the head. Cash then hits a kick to the stomach before whipping Henri to the ropes. Henri thinks quickly, hopping onto the second strands he springboards off with a mid air flip attempting a body press, Cash catches the aerial star in air, but Henri deftly slides down Cash's back hitting the champ with from behind with a dropkick that sends Cash face first into the near turnbuckles. Cash stumbles out of the corner, Henri runs to the corner hopping up to the top turnbuckle, springboarding off he dives overhead of Cash, wrapping his arms around the champs waist as he attempts a monkey flip roll over pin, Cash looks up, and quickly grabs the top rope preventing Henri from pulling him over. Cash swings back right looking to land a hard left punch to Henri, Henri see's the blow coming, slides out from underneath causing Cash's hand to hit the mat instead.
Zach Davis: The champ missing a punch to the challenger getting a knuckle full of mat instead.
Shannan Lerch: Poor Waylon has to be getting so pissed off frustrated, he's a great wrestler no doubt, but he just can't keep control of the upper hand.
Zach Davis: Henri Ducos, so quick and fast, definitely giving Waylon Cash all he can handle and more.
Henri runs to the ropes, again springboarding off the second strands landing a hard dropkick that hits Cash in the shoulder as he tries to avoid it. Ducos slides to the apron, the crowd booing him but loving his fast pace, he hops up on the top ropes again, jumping off he hits a corckscrew plancha
Shannan Lerch: Oh what a move from the outside back into the ring.
Shannan Lerch: Oh that was close, Ducos almost walking away with his first championship.
Zach Davis: Henri really showing us all what he is truly about.
Ducos looks at the ref a bit disappointed that it wasn't a three. Cash slowly gets to his feet, Ducos once again runs to the ropes, climbing them up to the top strand he flies off, but Cash catches him mid air, dropping the challenger rib first onto a knee, Cash then takes a few steps around the ring, carrying Ducos, before tossing the challenger high over head, Ducos slams back to the mat hard. Cash hits the ropes rebounding with a hard leg drop to the chest. he spins around quickly hooking a leg
Shannan Lerch: The champ with some good power moves there
Zach Davis: The challenger not done yet. Cash going to have to keep the pressure on, keep Ducos on the mat and off his feet.
Shannan Lerch: Ducos is so fast, that is not going to be an easy task for the champ to be sure.
Cash lays some hard kicks to Ducos, then measures a stiff elbow to the head. Cash then brings the challenger to his feet, wrapping his arms around Henri's waist Cash lifts him up for a powerbomb. When Ducos comes up over Cash's shoulder, he begins to flail his feet, striking Cash in the back twice causing the champ to drop his opponent. Ducos lands on his feet, runs to the ropes, slides under Cash's feet on the rebound, when Cash spins around, Henri hooks his arm under Cash's bringing the champion high and over with a deep hip toss, Cash quickly rolls out jumping back to his feet. Henri runs past Cash, bouncing off the ropes, attempting a leap frog. Cash catches Henri in mid air, slamming Henri down with a reverse atomic drop that shakes Henri's spine, picking him up in the air again to bring him down with a spinebuster slam.
Shannan Lerch: That's gotta rattle the challengers spine there.
Zach Davis: that hiptoss by Ducosi reminisce of Ricky Steamboat, Cash finally keeping the high flyer grounded though, hitting those power moves he needs to maintain control.
Cash goes for a pin.
Kick out by Ducos. Cash delivers several hard stomps to the back and ribs of Ducos, further wearing him down.
Zach Davis: the champ with another near fall there. Ducos really making the most of this title opportunity, but Waylon Cash showing why he IS the champion.
Shannan Lerch: Wear him down, keep the match at a slow pace, and we see Cash walk out with another impressive title defense.
Cash stalks Ducos, laying on the mat. The fans are cheering for Cash, but his face shows bad intentions as he quickly thinks out his strategy trying to stay several moves ahead of the cat quick challenger. Cash connects with several more hard kicks to the chest and ribs before picking Henri up off the mat. Cash doubles Henri over with a hard knee to the gut, wrapping his arms around Ducos' waist, Cash picks him up off the mat, slings him over crashing back first back onto the mat.
Shannan Lerch: Oh, strong armed gut wrench suplex to Henri Ducos.
Zach Davis: The ref with the count.
Shannan Lerch: Henri Ducos kicks out before the three.
Cash picks Ducos back up off the mat, whipping Henri to the ropes, he lifts a hand up, getting the crowd into the match, from a dead run he hops up and hits Ducos right in the face with a running calf kick. Henri rolls around on the mat, in obvious pain, but scrambles quickly to his feet, Cash raises his hand again, getting a loud cheer from the crowd, from another dead run, Cash charges Ducos, hitting him in the side of the head with a running high knee, the blow staggers Ducos against the ropes. Cash sprints around the ring, raising his arm a third time, the crowd is on their feet eating it up, charging once more towards his opponent, cash connects with a big clothesline that knocks Henri Ducos right over the tope rope and out to the ring floor. Cash strolls around the ring with a big smile.
Shannan Lerch: Cash definitely in control now, it was rough going at first, but his years of experience is starting to get the better of the young buck laying on the floor.
As Cash leans against a neutral turnbuckle, catching his breath, the ref begins the ten count on Henri Ducos, slowly trying to get to his feet outside.
Ducos stumbles to the ring, slowly sliding in.
Shannan Lerch: Cash taking his time. He's got Ducos hurt, and knows it here.
Zach Davis: Waylon Cash, the type of athlete, that knows how to adept to his opponent, and use everything he can to his advantage.
As Ducos steps back into the ring, he's met with several stiff rib shots by Cash, who then snapmares Ducos to the center of the ring to apply a reverse chinlock to wear Ducos Down further. The ref checks to make sure it's not a choke. Ducos shakes his head no letting the referee know he isn't quitting, then begins to fight the hold as he slowly works his way to his feet.
Shannan Lerch: Ducos fighting hard here, he had he champ reeling just minutes ago, he has to find some way to get back in this match.
Henri Ducos finally finds his footing, he loosens Cash's grip with a couple of hard punches to the stomach, sliding out of Waylon's grip, he sprints towards the ropes. Waylon Cash charges Henri on the rebound, Henri ducks a big boot attempt, hitting the opposite ropes, Cash ducks down for a back body drop, but goes for the move too early telegraphing it, Henri Docus easily leap frogs over the champ, then hops up to second ropes, he springboard flips onto Cash, Waylon tries to catch him, but the momentum swings Ducos over his shoulder, Ducos then drops back bringing Waylon Cash's head slamming to the mat. Cash stumbles up and Ducos catches him in a Double Pumphandle Sitout Low-Angle Powerbomb!
Shannan Lerch: He calls that The Ascent!
Henri Ducos doesn't waste a second hooking a leg.
Zach Davis: This kid is so fast, could he pull it off right here??
The fans explode in a rage of boos. Henri Ducos looks up at the ref, pure shock on his face.
Shannan Lerch: Holy shocking upsets batman. Ducos just set himself up in the running for upset of the year here Zach!
Zach Davis: With an impressive debut, Ducos wins the Television title in only his second match. We've all been put on notice fans, this kid has just become the fastest rising star in WCF.
Skrillex's "Kill Everybody" starts blaring around the arena as pyros explode around the ring. The ref hands the newly won Television title to Henri Ducos. He mounts the ringposts one by one, shoving it in the faces of the fans as they boo him mercilessly.
Zach Davis: He set the tone of the match early, Cash was able to get the advantage later on, but Henri Ducos, so quick and fast, was just too much for the Hellbilly tonight.
Waylon Cash, stunned and in utter shock, slowly makes his way to the locker rooms, shaking his head as he watches Henri Ducos celebrate in the ring.
Zach Davis: Time, once again, for the Church of Dark Saints. Some of the creepiest entrances in wrestling history...
The camera pans to the titantron, where an oak door comes into view. A thump is heard, and the door shakes on its hinges. Several more thumps occur, until the blade of an ax busts through the door. Smoke begins to form on the stage, as a dark figure steps out. Suddenly a woman voice yells out from the speaker.
"No, go away!
Leave me alone!"
Smoke billows down the aisle as the man walks down it to the ring, his identity shrouded in the smog. Meanwhile, on the titantron, the ax makes a large hole in the wood, and a hand reaches in for the door knob, the fingernails painted black. Again the frightened voice rings out as the mystery man slides into the ring.
"Don't you come in here!
I don't want you here.!"
The mystery man watches the titantron now, as the door opens, and the same man standing in the ring, steps into the house. A lightning bolt cracks behind him, equal in volume to the string of fireworks that fire up on the ramp. The man on the titantron rubs his thumb on the door, leaving a bloody smear on the polished oak. He lifts the ax with both hands, as the voice pleads.
"No, No, No, NO!!
The scream is cut off as the man swings the ax. Blood appears to splatter across the tron, and then the name "Nathan von Liebert" is written with a finger painted black. Nathan, who is in the ring, falls on his knees, never taking his eyes off the 'tron until it goes black. He then scans the members of the crowd that he could without contorting his torso, as Heather Lee announces him.
The End of Heartache by Killswitch Engage begins to play as the lights in the arena begin to strobe. The entrance ramp fills with smoke as Famine makes his way out from the back. He walks forward and stops for a moment before continuing to walk down to the ring as the music continues to play. The crowd boos in unison as the Demon King continues to walk until he gets to the steel steps.
Shannan Lerch: Here are Nathan von Liebert and Famine of the Vile... two men that should have been arrested for what they've done, in my opinion.
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.
"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 teammate.
Zach Davis: Here is Joel Hall, just one of many men who have declared war on the Church. And here comes the next man, Steeltoe Joe.
The Arena Goes Dark, and then all simultaneously “Barton Hollow” By The Civil Wars begins to play through the audio systems. The Entrance Gate area and Stage begin to flicker with White lights and neon blue flashes mixed in the flickers. Fog fills the gate area as Steeltoe Joe comes walking out of the midst of the Fog. Joe Stands on stage and plays to the crowds who are cheering for him. Joe then walks down the ramp and gets to the ring steps where he stops, does a Catholic Crucifix motion and then walks up the steps and into the ring. He climbs up two turnbuckles and does the same crucifix motion and raises his arms and points towards Heaven.
Shannan Lerch: Here we go!
The bell rings and the match is on. Nathan starts the match for his team, Steeltoe Joe for his. The two meet in the middle of the ring and tie up.
Zach Davis: The Holy Flame and the Devil's Right Hand... if this doesn't represent good versus evil I don't know what does!
And good gets the upper hand. Steeltoe Joe forces NvL into a neutral corner. The referee calls for a clean break, and of course, Joe obliges. The two men tie up again, this time with von Liebert getting the upper hand, and NvL forces Joe into a corner now. Again, the ref calls for a break... and while NvL pretends to grant it at first, he then hits Joe with a stiff series of uppercuts! The fans boo as NvL lifts Joe up onto the turnbuckle. He then climbs up with him.
Shannan Lerch: Nathan, possibly going for a Superplex?
But no!, Joe hits him several times, knocking him off. NvL hits the mat, still standing, and Joe jumps off with an Axe Handle Smash!
Zach Davis: Holy crap! Have we ever seen Joe come off the top rope before!?
Shannan Lerch: I don't think so!
Nathan hits the mat hard, and Joe covers him with all his weight.
No, Famine enters the ring and breaks it up. Famine lifts Joe up with him, and as Nathan stands, the two Church members quickly execute a double team suplex!
Zach Davis: It takes the strength of two men to take down Steeltoe Joe.
Famine leaves the ring as Nathan stomps at the Holy Flame. He then bends down and begins choking him, until the referee orders him to stop or face disqualification. Nathan lifts Joe up, but Joe has had enough. He shoves Nathan away. Nathan runs at him, but Joe catches him and hits a huge Flapjack!
Shannan Lerch: Oof!
Nathan stumbles up and backpeddles into the corner, tagging in Famine. Famine enters the ring and runs at Joe, going for a Clothesline From Hell, but Joe ducks it. He catches Famine for the Rock Bottom.
Zach Davis: He's gonna hit the Baptism!
But Famine has it well scouted, and elbows his way out of it. Famine goes to lift Joe up for a Vertical Suplex, but Joe is too heavy. Famine gives up, holding his back in pain, before Joe hits him with a Scoop Slam!
Shannan Lerch: So far, Steeltoe Joe has the Church of Dark Saints' number.
Joe reaches over and tags in Joel Hall. Hall enters the ring and waits for Famine to stand up. Once Famine is at his vertical base, Hall runs at him and hits a Flying Headscissors Takedown. He follows up by jumping to the top and flying off with a Phoenix Splash!
Zach Davis: What a move! Into the pin.
No!, Famine gets his shoulder up. Joel Hall, of course, won't give up. He climbs to the top and then waits for Famine to get to his feet.
Shannan Lerch: Here comes another high risk move-
Joel Hall flies off the top but Famine hits him midair with a huge Dropkick! Joel Hall drops to the mat and heap and Famine pins him.
Nein! Hall kicks out!
Zach Davis: Close call, but no cigar for the Church of Dark Saints.
Famine lifts Hall up and throws him to the ropes, hitting a Big Boot. Steeltoe Joe decides that Hall needs some help and begins to enter the ring, but due to his size, he's too slow; Nathan enters the ring and runs at him, Clotheslining him right back out.
Shannan Lerch: Uh oh, all Hell is breaking loose here.
Nathan then turns to Hall and kicks him in the gut. He lifts him up...
Zach Davis: Straight Jacket Drop!
As Hall drops from the move, Famine grabs him and hits a Cross Rhodes!
Shannan Lerch: THE BLOOD DRIVER!
Zach Davis: What a move! Straightjacket Blood Driver!
Famine drops and pins Hall, hooking his leg.
Shannan Lerch: And there you have it... the Church of Dark Saints picks up the victory.
Zach Davis: And, of course, gain a bit of momentum going into Hellimination.
Nathan and Famine stand, each one happy with the victory, raising their arms in the air and ignoring the referee. From outside the ring, Steeltoe Joe looks on, anger in his eyes.
Shannan Lerch: Joel Hall has his chance at revenge next week at Helloween himself.
Scene opens backstage. "The Mack" Steve Orbit and Roy Speede are standing in front of a WCF backdrop, with Hank Brown standing between them. Orbit and Speede are in their wrestling gear-- Hank is wearing a brown suit.
Hank Brown: Fans, I'm standing here with Genesis members "The Silver Lining" Roy Speede and "The Mack" Steve Orbit. I'd just like to ask you guys a couple questions about your upcoming match with Odin Balfore and Eric Price. Mack, Odin Balfore has been going on and on about how he has the upper hand in your feud. What do you have to say in response to that?
Orbit points to the United States title over his shoulder.
Steve Orbit: This fuckin' belt says it all, Hank. I said it before, I'll say it again-- this mother fucker don't know if he's comin' or goin'. Who eliminated Odin from Ultimate Showdown? Me. Who eliminated Odin times two, at War? Me, and me. Who's got a title over their shoulder? Me. All he's got is some fond memories of the time when he was on top... and a shoulder to cry on, his little mini-me Maverick. He ain't foolin' nobody-- not the fans, not the roster, and for damn sure not me or Roy Speede. He ain't nothin' but a shit talker, straight up and down. When it's time to show and prove, his big ass folds again and again. Real talk. Another week, another chance for Odin to talk about his comeback that ain't never gonna materialize.
Hank Brown: Roy?
Roy Speede: Hank, all we heard from Odin Balfore this week is the same old same old. He's some kind of legend from out of the clouds, he's special, he's this, he's that. He's special alright-- but the kind of special that rides the short bus and wears special helmets. Odin Balfore is a joke, and his head is too far up his own ass to see it. We'll see how far running his mouth is gonna get him when we face him in a few minutes.
Hank Brown: What about Eric Price? Do you think Balfore and Price will be able to function as a cohesive unit?
Roy Speede: What you should be asking is, does it matter? Orbit and I showed the entire WCF that we can function as a cohesive unit during the War match when we kicked ass on half the roster, together. If we can come together with that type of teamwork in a match as chaotic and brutal as the War match, what would make anyone think we can't do it against Eric Price and Odin Balfore? Two guys who've never been in the ring together? Please, Hank. To answer your question, it DOESN'T MATTER if they can function. They're not good enough to beat Genesis, as individuals OR as a team.
Steve Orbit: That's the truth, homie. I would advise Eric Price to watch his mother fuckin' back though. He should worry about Speede and myself, you know what I'm sayin', but his worst enemy in this match could be the guy in his own corner.
Hank Brown: Do you feel like a win tonight would put you guys in a good position heading into the Helloween main event? With Eric Price as the special referee, beating him tonight may not... it may not make him very happy, to say the least.
Steve Orbit: We don't give a fuck if he's happy or not, Hank. This is business. We're goin' in this match to pick up the win for Genesis, and if Eric Price don't like it, we'll deal with him at Helloween when the time comes.
Roy Speede: It's a non-issue. Odin and Eric may act like they underestimate us, but deep down, they know who their facing. They know they're in trouble tonight. And to expand on what the Mack said, Eric Price isn't gonna have any friends in the Hellimination match, so we're not worried about the fallout from defeating him tonight. Genesis will be victorious, tonight AND at Helloween, Eric Price or no Eric Price. We will not allow him to stand in our way.
Hank presses on his earpiece.
Hank Brown: Ok, I'm being told we've gotta keep the show moving. Thanks for the talk, guys, and good luck tonight.
Orbit and Speede do a fistbump. Fade out.
Zach Davis: It's time for the unlikely pairing of Eric Price and Odin Balfore to take on two members of the newly-formed Genesis-- US Champion Steve Orbit and Roy Speede!
"You Know My Name" by Chris Cornell plays over the PA. Gold lights will start flashing as the music starts and as soon as Eric Price walks out, a gold spotlight will shine on him as he makes his way to the ring with a slow and determined walk with a smirk on his face as he walks down the entrance ramp and simply looks down on the audience. He steps in the ring using the steps and walks into the ring as he stands in the center of it looking around at the audience with disdain and a grin on his face.
Shannan Lerch: There he is, the man who will special referee the Hellimination match.
Zach Davis: That's right Shannan, and the rest of the men in this match will be competing in the match, the main event of Helloween.
“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!
Zach Davis: And here's Odin Balfore, who will be teaming with the Church at Helloween.
Shannan Lerch: Odin is no stranger to Steve Orbit, I'm sure they'll be gunning for one another as usual. I wonder how well he and Price can function as a team, though?
"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 fans who mostly cheer him on-- however, he does occasionally offend a girl or two with his sometimes 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, showing off his body and blowing kisses. The crowd goes bananas when he hits the ring, as OR-BIT chants are heard all over the arena.
Zach Davis: Here comes "The Mack" Steve Orbit!
Shannan Lerch: WCF United States champion... you know, he's been a title holder since June. That's way longer than anyone else currently in the WCF.
Zach Davis: Nobody cares Shannan! But I will say, he has gone from a relative nobody to a fan favorite superstar, seemingly overnight.
The lights go out in the arena. After several seconds, words written in a bright white begin flashing on the otherwise blackened out Jumbotron. With each fading word, a new word pops up on the screen.
As the last word fades, all five words reappear on the jumbotron at once.
CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW!?!
The lights slowly come back on as 'Hear Me Now' by Hollywood Undead begins to play through the speakers as Roy Speede steps out on stage. He crosses his arms in an X across his chest, with his right arm underneath his left, and his hands in his fists. He bows his head for several seconds, and his chin rests in the gap between his fists.
Kyle Steel: “Introducing, from Richmond, Virginia, Wrestling Championship Federation's own Silver Lining, he is the Hardcore Champion, he is ROY SPEEEEDE!!”
Roy drops his right arm, and raises his left arm in the air, with his pointer, middle, and pinky fingers extended, and his ring finger and thumb tucked into his palm. His palm is facing the crowd. He drops his arm, and begins jogging to ringside, high-fiving fans as he goes, before climbing onto the apron, and then climbing the outside of the turnbuckle. He raises his left arm, with the same fingers extended as when he was on stage. He leaps from the turnbuckle into the ring.
Zach Davis: And of course, co-founder of Genesis, the one and only Roy Speede.
Shannan Lerch: Speede got the right to call himself the Hardcore Champion back earlier tonight, but he still has to actually get the belt back. I wonder if he'll take it out on Price and Balfore tonight.
DING DING DING
Price and Orbit stay in the ring as Balfore and Speede take up opposite corners on the apron. Price and Orbit circle each other, waiting for the other to make a first move.
Zach Davis: Looks like it's Eric Price and Steve Orbit starting things off.
Shannan Lerch: Do these guys like each other or not?
Zach Davis: They've both shown respect for each other in the past, but lately there has been a bit of a war of words on Twitter, with Price showing interest in the United States title, and Orbit criticizing Price for some of his, uh... personal dealings, in the past.
Finally, the two men lock up-- Orbit grabs the arm of Price and goes behind with a hammer lock, which is quickly reversed by Price. Orbit breaks away and shoves Price off of him. Price takes a swing and connects with a big right hand to Orbit's chin.
Zach Davis: Orbit stumbles back, and Price stays on him with a European uppercut... and another.
Price backs Orbit into his corner. Balfore holds onto Orbit as Price lays in with the backhand chops, one after the other.
Shannan Lerch: Some early double teaming by Price and Balfore, maybe they can function as a team after all.
Balfore lets go after a warning from the ref. Price takes a few steps back, Orbit steps forward only to be met by a running clothesline, dropping him to the mat. Price covers Orbit.
Zach Davis: No, Orbit kicks out before two.
Price grabs Orbit and scoops him up, hitting a backbreaker. Orbit rolls over on the mat, holding his back, as Price makes the tag to Odin Balfore.
Shannan Davis: Here we go, Orbit versus Balfore once again.
Balfore stomps away at Orbit, keeping him on the mat. Odin puts his boot across Orbit's neck, using his weight to choke him.
Zach Davis: The ref is warning Odin once again... he takes his boot off before the five count, but Orbit is hurt.
Shannan Lerch: He's gasping for air.
Balfore picks up Orbit off the mat and whips him to the ropes--
Zach Davis: Balfore going for the big boot-- NO, Orbit holds onto the ropes, stopping short, he makes a quick tag to Roy Speede!
Odin charges, Speede ducks a clothesline and hits a dropkick to Odin's back. Odin turns around, Speede with a roundhouse kick-- Odin catches the foot--
Zach Davis: Enziguiri by Roy Speede, catches the side of Odin's head! Odin is stunned, holding his head!
Speede runs to the ropes and springboards off--
Zach Davis: SPRINGBOARD MOONSAULT takes Odin Balfore down!
Shannan Lerch: What a move, here's the pin!
Zach Davis: NO, Odin presses Speede off of him, with authority.
Speede tries to grab Odin off the mat, but Odin punches him in the gut, doubling him over. Odin takes a few seconds to shake off the moonsault, slowly getting to his feet. Speede goes behind Odin and tries to lock in a sleeper, but Odin shakes him off and connects with a strong headbutt.
Zach Davis: Now Speede is down, and Odin slowly gets back to his feet.
Odin keeps Speede on the mat with a series of knee drops. Odin grabs Speede's leg and puts him in a half crab.
Shannan Lerch: Odin looks like he's gonna break Speede in half... or at least snap that leg off.
Zach Davis: Indeed, Odin's massive size makes that half Boston crab a devastating move.
The ref checks Speede, who refuses to give up. Speede wildly kicks his free leg, unsuccessfully trying to break the hold. He inches closer and closer to his corner, and Steve Orbit who is leaning into the ring with his arm extended.
Zach Davis: Speede is refusing to submit, although his face is bright red, he is clearly in excruciating pain-- and Odin is showing no mercy as he pulls back on that leg.
Speede gets close to Orbit... inches away from the tag...
Zach Davis: Odin's trying to pull Speede back-- TOO LATE, Speede makes the tag!
Orbit hits the ring and starts right in with hard kicks to Odin's body as he releases the hold on Speede. Odin starts to fight back, throwing his own jabs. They trade blows back and forth until Odin starts to take control.
Shannan Lerch: You'd think Orbit would know by now that he can't match strength with Odin Balfore.
Odin pulls Orbit into the corner where Price is waiting on the apron. Odin tags in Price who comes in with a few cheap blows to Orbit while Odin is still holding him. Price puts Orbit in a headlock and hits a legsweep DDT.
Zach Davis: Price now climbing the turnbuckles-- Orbit is back up and he kicks the turnbuckle, Price loses his balance!
Price lands seat-first on the top turnbuckle, facing the crowd. Orbit climbs the turnbuckle behind him, standing on the second turnbuckle. Price elbows Orbit in the face, but doesn't really connect. Orbit wraps his arms around Price--
Zach Davis: SUPERPLEX by the Mack! The cover!
Shannan Lerch: Price kicks out!
Price gets to a knee and Orbit starts laying in with forearm smashes. Price is dazed--
Zach Davis: Orbit is playing to the crowd-- here's the kung-fu stance-- Crane kick!
Shannan Lerch: He almost knocked Price's head off!
Price collapses face first on the mat. Orbit grabs Price's leg and locks in an ankle lock. After a few moments of the ref checking Price, and Price refusing to submit, Orbit drags Price over to his corner and tags in Roy Speede.
Zach Davis: Speede's not wasting any time, stomping on Price's leg as Orbit exits the ring.
Price gets to a sitting position, holding his leg. Speede goes behind him and locks in a sleeper--
Zach Davis: Eric Price with a thumb to Speede's eye!
Shannan Lerch: That's one way to break a hold.
Price blows off a warning from the ref and gets right back to Speede. Price brings him over to the ropes and starts raking his eyes on the ropes. The ref starts a count... at four, Price releases Speede, but the damage is done. Speede falls to his knees, holding his face.
Zach Davis: Price kicking Speede in the back... now he's setting him up for the Ca$h Flow, this could be it-- no, Speede slips out!
Shannan Lerch: Speede dives and makes the tag to the Mack!
Price charges Orbit as he enters the ring--
Zach Davis: Orbit catches Price with a superkick, sending him down!
Odin has his arm extended, looking for the tag. Orbit's not letting it happen, kicking at Price as he tries to get away.
Zach Davis: Orbit spears Price to the mat! Orbit pulls Price off the mat, puts him in a half-nelson-- setting up for the Honey Dip-- WAIT!
Shannan Lerch: Odin slapped Price on the back, tagging himself in! I don't think Orbit realized it!
The ref is telling Orbit to break the hold-- Orbit doesn't understand, arguing with the ref. Speede is going crazy on the apron, trying to warn Orbit. Orbit turns around and--
Zach Davis: SURTR'S REVENGE! Knockout punch, Orbit just collapsed to the mat! Odin pins Steve Orbit!
DING DING DING
"With Oden On Our Side" plays over the PA.
Zach Davis: It's over! Odin Balfore and Eric Price are victorious!
Shannan Lerch: That's a setback for Genesis heading into Helloween, for sure.
Odin and Price stand in the ring raising their arms, laughing as the crowd boos. Speede joins the ref checking on Orbit who is just beginning to come to his senses.
“Capricco” by Krzysztof Penderecki hits the sound system with a loud hit of drums followed by a sharp harmony of horns and strings. Benjamin Atreyu casually steps out onto the entrance ramp with a microphone in hand, savoring the scowls of the audience. He lifts his arms as if to embrace their hatred. After a while the crowd slowly falls quiet and Atreyu lifts the microphone to his lips.
Benjamin Atreyu: In the words of Nelson Mandela, “There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.”
Atreyu slowly begins to descend towards the ring.
Benjamin Atreyu: So much time has passed, we’ve grown older and closer to death, but it seems your grudges have left me burned into your memories. What kind of man does that make me? I am a man who knows you so well that I can reach deep into your psyche and DRAG the passion out of you kicking and screaming. You want my blood, you want my head on a pike, you want me dead…So, I must ask, who else can do that as well as I can? No one!
The crowd roars in dissatisfaction as Benjamin Atreyu walks up the metal steps and slips between the top and middle ropes.
Benjamin Atreyu: So, I would like to start off by answering a question. A question I am sure you ALL are asking, “Why, oh why Mister Atreyu, have you returned to this shallow cesspool of rotting culture when a world’s stage demands your appearance elsewhere?” Let me answer your query as best as I can muster.
Signs rose in protest, the crowd cursed in anger, and slurs were thrown in Atreyu’s direction, but he did not so much as flinch.
Benjamin Atreyu: It’s true, I have traveled from Japan to Germany to India and seen countries with a far more vast history and culture, but after some time had passed, I knew I had to come back. See, you people spread a sort of sickness, its deep inside you and it festers, waiting for you to contaminate everything around you so it can grow. I saw the edges of this sickness spreading from country to country like a type of curtain enveloping everything in its suffocating darkness. This sickness strangles the life out of the strong and great, leaving only the mediocre and simple to survive. I couldn’t stand to watch it grow anymore. So, I bought myself a ticket and returned to The States. I made my first step off of the plane, I took a deep breath of American air, gagged on the smog as I smelled your sickness creeping around me and I realized had only one goal in mind…Domination!
A smile grew on the face of Benjamin Atreyu as he looked out into the tense crowd, feeling the weight of their hatred shoved upon his shoulders and he takes it with a sense of accomplishment.
Benjamin Atreyu: See, if this industry is to ever even echo the glory of its golden years, a man must take it into his hand and raise the standards. You and the puppeteers that run this company let this glorious empire fall and become corrupt with low-standards and low-expectations. I am taking it upon myself to be the Don Quixote of wrestling and fix what has been broken.
The crowd riled up again as if a man stood somewhere in the world and flicked an on/off switch for their hatred up and down repeatedly until he bored himself.
Benjamin Atreyu: My mistake the first time was thinking I needed to bring “class” to you people, but the truth is I need to bring “dominance” and show you people what REAL competition is…but, you’ll all see that soon enough. For the time being, let’s move on, I would like to show that I am not a man who forgets his comrades. I would like to take this moment to introduce the world-famous wrestling-made tycoon. He has been by my side for so long and showed nothing but support, even when I was at my lowest. He made it possible for me to become the icon that I am today and I owe him so much. Ladies and gentlemen, The CEO of Future Gods Incorporated…BLAKE UPDEGRAFF IV!
“F.U. Pay Me” by Tech N9ne blares over the sound system and Blake Updegraff IV walks out onto the entrance ramp, obviously ecstatic to see Benjamin Atreyu again. He quickly makes his way down to the ring as the crowd shows their disgust for the businessman. Blake makes his way up the steel steps and slips into the ring embracing Benjamin Atreyu with a hug before walking to an end of the ring and being handed a microphone.
Blake Updegraff IV: Benjy boy, it is so good to see you again. My job has been hell ever since you left. I’ve had to wade through miles of crap just to survive. You wouldn’t believe how happy I was when I got the call that you were coming back. I was running up the walls, I was so excited I couldn’t even sleep the night before. It’s like a FGI reunion!
Benjamin Atreyu: Blake, I couldn’t tell you how disappointed I was when I found out you couldn’t come with me to Japan. I honestly felt my travels were going to be all for not, but I worked harder and fought harder. I extracted my weaknesses and became something so much better than I was.
Blake Updegraff IV: Then why don’t we finish what we started, let’s show the world the kind of power Future Gods Incorporated has behind it! Let’s…
Atreyu places a hand over Blake’s microphone, stifling him mid-sentence. Blake looks up at Atreyu in confusion.
Benjamin Atreyu: Blake, oh Blake. I have every intention of finishing what I started, that never changed. I have so many plans for the future, I see great things coming…but unfortunately, when I look to the future, I don’t see you in it.
Atreyu reels a fist back and clocks Blake in the face with a hard right, sending him to the floor and knocking him out cold. Without hesitation, the crowd erupts into cheers, glad to see Blake put out flat in the middle of the ring. Atreyu quickly raises the microphone back to his lips and looks back out into the crowd.
Benjamin Atreyu: Do not cheer for that! Blake Updegraff is a good man, he helped my career when I was floundering and pushed me to become something great! He has done more than any single one of you! I took no joy in that, there was a moment of hesitation before I struck the man who saved my career, but I knew that I had to do it. See, as I said, I had to work without him when I left WCF and I grew so much stronger and smarter. I realized one day that the only way to grow in this company was to break free of him. This company NEEDS a man who strives to be better and to let anyone hold would only hinder that.
Atreyu looked down at Blake, who was still unconscious, with a sense of regret.
Benjamin Atreyu: I’m sorry friend, but there was no way around it. Sometimes getting ahead in this game means stomping on those closest to you.
Atreyu looks up and around the arena, scanning over the audience.
Benjamin Atreyu: Look at you all. You cheer like a Roman crowd at the coliseum, but you lack any of the respect. When a Gladiator falls in Rome, it is considered an honor to die in the ring, but there is no honor here, you people have no respect for the men who step into this ring. That is why you cheer the insane, the grotesque, and the lude, because they are just monkeys to you. You hate those who refuse to give into your game, those who have enough sense to stand up, but then as soon as they are struck down, you are all but too happy to oblige their destruction. You are the god-awful cretins that want to set this world ablaze just for the fun of it! Let this be the start of something beautiful. Let this be the start of an era that will be remembered for years to come. Let this be the start of the day that wrestling, as YOU know it, died and something far greater took its place.
Atreyu dropped his microphone “Capriccio” by Krzysztoff Penderecki played on the sound system once more as Atreyu exited the ring and walked up the ramp, Paramedics quickly running down to tend to Blake Updegraff IV still laying unconscious in the ring.
Shannan Lerch: And now we get set for our main event. We are just one week away from Helloween. One week away from the Hellimination Match and one week away from possibly having a single dominant faction here in WCF!
Zach Davis: The question remains, will that faction be Pantheon, Genesis or the Church of Dark Saints?
Shannan Lerch: Right now, it would seem that Oblivion and his followers have a clear advantage. My brother Seth made a shocking move last week by adding Odin Balfore to the Hellimination match. Pantheon and Genesis were stuck with trying to find a fifth partner.
Zach Davis: So far, neither team has produced one. The fact that everyone on the WCF roster is exempt from participating doesn't make it any easier. Seth said he would fire anyone on the roster who tried to help them!
Shannan Lerch: Very true, Zach. But we aren't at Helloween yet. Tonight, each team has its leader representing them in our main event as Frank Patrick Venable, The Polar Phantasm and Oblivion step into the ring.
Zach Davis: This is interesting as Pantheon has not clearly defined a leader since the recent and unexpected loss of Jonny Fly due to his legal problems. And Genesis has not clearly defined any leadership authority either. However there is no doubt that Oblivion stands at the forefront of the Church.
Shannan Lerch: All three men hold gold walking into this match. One team will walk away with momentum going into Helloween. Who will it be?
Zach Davis: We're about to find out! This is our main event!
Kyle Steel: The following contest is scheduled for one fall. Introducing first from New Antarctica, Nevada. He is one half of the WCF Tag Team Champions--Representing Pantheon, he is THE POLAR PHANTASM!
"Two Months Off" by Underworld begins playing over the loudspeakers as two white spotlights train on the entrance. The curtain parts... and out comes the Polar Phantasm. He slaps a few audience members' hands on his way through the arena, then slides beneath the bottom rope and into the ring. Polar takes a quick look around the crowd... and then stares down and waits patiently for his opponents.
Kyle Steel: And his opponent, from Atlanta, Georgia. He is the WCF People's Champion--Representing Genesis, he is FRANK PATRICK VENABLE!
The lights turn to a blood red as the crowd stands up on their feet, as "Professional Griefers" hits the P.A and FPV, signature duster and Genesis T-Shirt, comes out the curtains. 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 takes the walk down the ramp, slapping fans hands before climbing the steps and on top of the turnbuckles, where he fistbumps one more time, sending one more explosion of pyro throughout the arena. He climbs into the ring and sits in a lotuc position in the corner, waiting for the match to start.
Kyle Steel: And their opponent, from the deepest darkest parts of a sick man's psyche. He is the WCF Hardcore Champion --Representing the Church of Dark Saints, he is OBLIVION!
The house lights go out, as lighter colored lights come on. The multiple cameras pan around a jam packed WCF Arena. The fans are holding up various signs. The atmosphere is explosive and some of the crowd is cheering. While, the rest, of the crowd are booing...
The house lights go out. The crowd begins to murmur. Strobe lights begin to flash, as bright white lazers begin to flash. Two bright spotlights hit the entrance stage. There are winged angel statues, one on each of the two front corners, of the entrance stage. Down the ramp, on both sides are winged angel statues, several feet apart. In between the statues are standing lit candles. From the entrance stage and down the ramp is a red carpet.
Then right about the time, everyone's curiosity is at a fever pitch, a dubstep mashup of Gregorian Chant by the Benedict Monks and Oblivion by Mastadon begins to play. Fog begins to roll out onto the entrance stage and down the ramp.
I flew beyond the sun before it was time
Falling from grace cause I've been away too long
NOW I'M LOST IN OBLIVION!!!
Referee calls for the bell. FPV and Polar look at each other for a brief moment and shrug. Suddenly they BOTH go at Oblivion. FPV starts nailing hard punches right into his face. Phantasm does the same. Eventually, Oblivion drops down to the ground and they begin stomping the hell out of him. Oblivion scrambles and rolls to the outside of the ring. He looks pissed as he stumbles over toward the timekeeper's table and realizes this is going to be a two on one situation. At least for now.
Zach Davis: And he's leaving already!
Shannan Lerch: Hey, it's good strategy, this isn't supposed to be a handicapped match!
Zach Davis: I believe Polar and FPV have an intelligent strategy by taking Oblivion out early!
Phantasm leaps out of the ring and starts after him, catching up to him around the other side of the ring. However, Oblivion catches an unexpected knee to Polar's gut and grabs the Phantasm by the back of the head and SLAMS it down into the steel ringsteps with FORCE! With Phantasm down, Oblivion rolls himself back into the ring. FPV is waiting and ready. Both men begin brawling. Oblivion throws a haymaker at FPV, Franky staggers. Now he returns with a waffling fist of his own that sends Oblivion reeling. Franky pulls Oblivion for an Irish whip, but it's reversed and Franky is sent into the ropes. On the return, Oblivion takes FPV over with a running Oklahoma powerslam. He stays with it for the cover.
Out of nowhere, Phantasm yanks Oblivion away from the pinfall.
Zach Davis: And Oblivion looking to take this one quickly.
Shannan Lerch: You have to give credit where it's due, he knows his way around the ring, and when to take opportunity. However, Phantasm isn't going to stand back and let him take it.
Oblivion stands up and turns around. He backhands Phantasm across the face and starts yelling at him for braking up the pin. In return he gets a clothesline for his troubles. Polar Phantasm looks PISSED as he begins to drop elbow after elbow into Oblivion's sternum. Franky pulls himself up against the ropes. He joins in on the assault as he starts putting the boots to Oblivion. The Church of the Dark Saints leader begins fighting his way back to his feet as he catches Phantasm with a NASTY throat thrust that staggers him back. Frank sends a kick at Oblivion's head which is ducked. Oblivion responds with a few headbutts that also force Frank back.
Shannan Lerch: Oblivion proving that he is definitely a force to be reckoned with. Backing off both Frank and Phantasm!
Zach Davis: Even with the two on one odds he faces right now, the tide shifts into his favor. I have to admit, the Church is definitely the favorite going into Helloween.
Shannan Lerch: Frank and Phantasm are definitely not slouches. Both men have the talent and the ability to pull out a victory. But this match is a triple threat. The double teaming will only last so long.
Zach Davis: This is true, only one man can have their arm raised. But obviously Frank and Polar have decided it is in their best interest to eliminate Oblivion from the equation.
Shannan Lerch: I agree. That is what they need to do. Keep the Church's momentum at bay. I am sure Frank has it fresh in his mind that Oblivion just came off of a huge victory over Roy Speede. Effectively taking the Hardcore championship out of Genesis and securing it for his own stable.
Zach Davis: Yeah, that too!
Frank gets himself back into the mix as he rushes Oblivion, but the Dark One lifts FPV with a back body drop right OUT OF THE RING! He CRASHES into the floor below. Phantasm sees his opening and sends Oblivion into the turnbuckle with an Irish whip. He hoists Oblivion up to the turnbuckle now, setting him up, the crowd cheers as he lifts him for a HUGE superplex, but The Monster of Madness shifts himself mid-move and comes down on Phantasm instead with a Falling Body Splash, he immediately hooks the leg and the referee is in for the count.
Phantasm gets a shoulder up.
Zach Davis: Close again! Oblivion is really trying to walk away with this as quickly as possible.
Shannan Lerch: He has to approach it that way. Helloween is about total control for him. He wants to run the show with his Church of Dark Saints. Right now, Pantheon and Genesis stand in his way. Walking away with a victory tonight means control for him.
Frank gets to his feet on the outside and Oblivion pulls himself up from the pinfall attempt and takes a running start and he DIVES over the top rope launching himself. He comes BARRELING into Franky and BOTH of them hit the guardrail with FORCE! FPV and Oblivion are both down and OUT!
Zach Davis: Good God did you SEE that? Oblivion just sacrificed himself to take Frank out!
Shannan Lerch: Again, it comes down to doing whatever it takes. Oblivion knows he is in a two on one situation, and he has to take big risks to stay in this.
Back in the ring, Phantasm gets to his feet and surveys the carnage. He hops out of the ring and to the outside collecting the fallen Oblivion and rolls him back into the ring. Frank is still out of it against the guardrail. Phantasm looks at Frank for a moment and then heads into the ring himself. Oblivion, however was not as worse for wear as Frank and has already made it to his feet during Polar's hesitation. He scoops the Phantasm up for a Samoan drop, but the Icy Manipulator is able to shift himself and pull Oblivion down into a crucifix pinfall.
Oblivion kicks out
Zach Davis: And Phantasm with a near fall!
Shannan Lerch: Oblivion has been in the ring with Phantasm a few times. Each time they seem to read each other more and more. That was a close one.
Both men scramble to their feet after the kickout and charge each other, both of them having the same idea as they COLLIDE into each other, clotheslining each other and both men go down. The referee looks at the men, Frank has rolled himself back into the ring. Franky staggers to his feet and tries to shake off the effects of crashing into the guardrail.
Zach Davis: All three men down. The pace has begun to slow down.
Shannan Lerch: This is where alliances are going to shift or disappear altogether.
Phantasm is the first to get back to his feet. And Frank takes his opportunity with a schoolboy rollup from behind. Phantasm shoots out of it quickly and the two men come face to face staring at each other. They lock up. Frank with an armdrag takeover. Phantasm back to his feet quickly and Frank for another armdrag. Phantasm hops out of it and nails a dropkick that sends the People's champion to the mat.
Zach Davis: And just like that this has become an actual triple threat match!
Shannan Lerch: I told you Zach. Wouldn't last forever.
Meanwhile, Oblivion pulls himself back to his feet now and blindsides Phantasm with a knee lift that sends the tag champion tumbling to the mat. The Hardcore Champion stalks his foe looking to inflict pain. However, FPV measures Oblivion un-noticed and sets himself up. He moves forward at Oblivion within striking distance.
Zach Davis: BOOM-HEADSHOT! WAIT....
Shannan Lerch: OOOOOHHH!
Oblivion ducks out of the way JUST in time and Frank nearly beheads the referee who is now completely OUT! Oblivion takes advantage of not having a referee now and sends a fist upwards in between Frank's legs, he doubles over and begins to cough, holding his groin. Phantasm is about to make his move at Oblivion when suddenly he finds himself face first on the canvas, having had his legs pulled out from under him. The crowd begins to boo and jeer as Synn, Famine of the Vile and Nathan von Liebert now enter the ring.
Zach Davis: And here come the troops. The Church of Dark Saints are decimating Frank and Phantasm!
Shannan Lerch: You had to know this would happen. And with no referee, anything is fair game.
Famine and Oblivion begin putting a beating to Franky while NvL and Synn tear Phantasm apart. The crowd is booing like mad while witnessing the Church's assault. This is short lived as it doesn't take long before Corey Black, Nightmare and World Champion, Jeff Purse rush down to the ring. Roy Speede, Waylon Cash and Steve Orbit also hit the ring.
Zach Davis: Pantheon and Genesis are out here as well! This is an all out war!
Shannan Lerch: There is no referee. No control. Helloween is happening right before our eyes!
Jeff Purse slides into the ring and starts taking the fight to Oblivion, throwing rights and lefts. Corey Black and Famine tangle it up. Nathan von Liebert gets into the mix with Steve Orbit. Speede and Synn engage in their own war. Waylon Cash, Nightmare, Phantasm and Frank all mix it up as well.
Zach Davis: I can't even follow the action! Arms and legs flying everywhere! It is complete chaos in there!
Shannan Lerch: This is about as good of a preview to Helloween as we can get!
The three stables continue to brawl in and out of the ring as the crowd is wild with excitement. Speede has Synn reeling on the outside with some hard shots to the face. Suddenly Speede is floored by a chair shot from behind as Odin Balfore stands over him. Odin slides into the ring with chair in hand. CRACK! Nightmare takes a shot to the head. CRACK! Waylon takes a shot to the head.
Zach Davis: Odin Balfore is out here! There is the difference maker! And he has a chair!
Shannan Lerch: This is exactly what we were talking about. The Church of Dark Saints have an advantage that was given to them, and it is showing right now.
Odin slams the chair across Jeff Purse's back. Corey Black takes the end of the chair to his ribs courtesy of Balfore. Steve Orbit finally ends the Odin beatdowns as he nails Balfore with a side kick to the head. The chaos continues to spill everywhere in and out of the ring. Until someone runs out from the back.
Zach Davis: OH MY GOD.
Shannan Lerch: Is that... what is... uh.
The man slides into the ring.
Zach Davis: Former World Champion...
The man hits a Running Superkick, practically taking Odin Balfore's head off.
Zach Davis: DAKE KEN!
Former WCF World Champion Dake Ken is in the ring! Odin hits the mat and rolls out. Corey Black has stumbled up, turning face to face with Dake.
Shannan Lerch: Six years ago at the first ever Hellimination match, Dake Ken and Corey Black fought together on the New Dynasty team, but we haven't seen Dake Ken since the Hall of Fame ceremony over a year ago... what is he here for?
Dake Ken extends his hand to Corey Black. Corey is as surprised as anyone, but amidst all the chaos, Corey takes Dake's hand and shakes it to a huge ovation from the crowd!
Zach Davis: THERE YOU HAVE IT! DAKE KEN IS THE FIFTH MAN FOR TEAM PANTHEON!
As the referee finally comes to, he immediately calls for the bell as he sees the complete carnage happening all around him. Seth Lerch decides to calm things down so that he can make his official statement for Helloween.
Seth Lerch: Okay hold up! Everyone in that ring ENOUGH!
The brawling settles down as security surrounds the ring. Dake Ken and Corey Black stand beside one another. Everyone is now focused on Seth who also makes his way from the stage into the ring at this time.
Zach Davis: This is insane! Seth looks to finally be ordering some control here.
Shannan Lerch: With everything that has happened, he needs to.
Seth Lerch: It has been one week since I made my announcement. Annnd Dake Ken, you've made the mistake of a lifetime, but a deal is a deal and Pantheon, you've got your fifth man.
Again, another huge pop; Dake smiles as chants of "DAKE KEN!" ring out throughout the arena.
Seth Lerch: So, Pantheon and the Church of Dark Saints will each have five members to their teams going into Helloween. Which leaves us with Genesis.
Seth eyes FPV and Waylon and begins shaking his head as he also looks at Roy Speede and Steve Orbit.
Seth Lerch: How absolutely fitting. A team full of disappointments. Waylon Cash and good old Frank Venable. Waylon, you just lost your Television Title. And you both disappointed me at WAR, and quite frankly the idea of this--this Genesis of yours is just as utterly disappointing.
Seth grins with an arrogant laughter as he paces back and forth in front of the men. The members of the Church of Dark Saints are all smiles as well.
Seth Lerch: I've come to expect failure from the lot of you. So let's just get this over with. You don't have a partner do you?
FPV, Cash, Orbit and Speede look back and forth between one another. None of them have anything to say to Seth.
Seth Lerch: I didn't think so. I mean, what else could have been expected? There is a reason I excluded the roster from assisting you. I don't like you--any of you! So it will give me great pleasure to--
Seth does not get to finish his sentence as the lights in the arena go out. Once again the video screen comes to life as it has week after week for the past few months. Seth, and everyone in the arena focuses in on the video wall as words appear on the screen.
"NOW IS THE TIME! THIS IS THE HOUR!"
Shannan Lerch: Zach we're about to find out!
Zach Davis: Wait this mystery person is going to be Genesis' partner?
Shannan Lerch: I don't know? It seems like it--maybe?
The message disappears and is replaced by another message that begins to scroll along the screen.
"During these times of fear, the meek sought refuge where there was none. It was their suffering that fed the desires of the wicked. Chaos reigned over all it has chosen to reign and none stood in its path. These are days of intimidation, these are days of greed and of malice. These days....are no more. The night has been long and cold, but will soon replaced by the shimmering light of morning's arrival. For the light shall forever shine where darkness had once ruled. The wicked shall pay consequence for their transgressions. The day draws closer, the hour is nearly upon us. Evil shall be blinded by the grace of light and the stained shall bury their faces from it. For they know that their deeds shall be punished. The face of retribution wears no mask and shall be known by its enemies. For now is the time, now is the day. Turned away from the darkness and standing strong within the light. Retribution shall come swiftly. Those who will stand against evil shall lead the charge that sets in motion the rebirth of the WCF .... It is now the time for....... GENESIS!"
Suddenly the lights return to normal. Seth looks like he is about to crack up laughing. He turns back to the four existing members of Genesis. The Church of Dark Saints are loving this and Pantheon looks on with some extent of confusion.
Seth Lerch: I should have known! This entire thing. This entire series of "mystery" messages was nothing more than you trying to get recognition for a mediocre group of wrestlers.
Frank and the rest of Genesis shake their heads at Seth.
Shannan Lerch: Really? We waited for two months for a prank?
Zach Davis: What the hell? This is crap! I wanted real results!
Shannan Lerch: It seems like "Genesis" has led everyone on. Like my brother said, they are disappointments.
Seth Lerch: What Frank? You are going to tell me this wasn't your doing? Oh, I suppose your "partner" is responsible?
Seth shakes his head again.
Seth Lerch: It doesn't matter. I've allowed you to waste enough time already. Well Frank, time is UP! I gave you a week. You haven't produced--not that I ever expected that you would. Now it is going to be official. At Helloween, The Church of Dark Saints will have a five man team. Pantheon will have a five man team and as for Genesis--you are heading into Helloween with f--
Seth is interrupted once again as the lights begin to flicker and finally the arena goes black for the second time. Our previous paragraph returns to the screen.
Shannan Lerch: Oh come on! Enough already!
Zach Davis: Shannan LOOK!
On the video wall the images of each member of the Church of Dark Saints displays on the screen.
These words flash over and over as the paragraph remains in the background. Little by little the words begin to disappear. Letter by letter.
Zach Davis: What the hell is going on here?
Shannan Lerch: I think that our mystery messenger isn't finished.
Zach Davis: So we're still going to find out?
Shannan Lerch: Maybe?
One by one letters disintegrate and all of the remaining letters swirl around the screen. They begin to form something. An explosion of fireworks detonates in front of the video screen leaving what has been formed after the flash of bursting light has settled.
Zach Davis: OH MY GOD!
Shannan Lerch: WHAT?! NO!
As everyone looks at the screen we can see what has now formed on the screen.
Suddenly "The Only One" by Evanescence begins blaring throughout the arena as the Los Angeles crowd ERUPTS with deafening cheers! A spotlight centers on the curtain and a familiar looking silhouette is seen standing behind it.
Crowd: HOLY SHIT! HOLY SHIT! HOLY SHIT! HOLY SHIT!
Zach Davis: I...I can't be seeing this! Tell me this is a dream Shannan?
Shannan Lerch: I'm speechless!
Pyros shoot up from the stage as our melody finally kicks into guitar. Sarah finally walks out onto the stage and is greeted with even MORE cheers from her hometown crowd. She smiles as she looks out to either side of this excited audience. Everyone at ringside is in shock. Seth Lerch looks like he just saw a ghost and Kyle Steel fumbles for a moment with the realization.
Kyle Steel: Ladies and Gentlemen, please welcome BACK, from RIGHT here in Los Angeles, California....."The Mistress of Mischief" SARAH TWILIGHT!
Zach Davis: Folks that is actually Sarah Twilight! That isn't Logan in a wig, this is the REAL DEAL! I can't believe it!
Shannan Lerch: All this time....whoa! I mean just whoa!
Sarah is dressed in a white midcut tank, a pair of denim blue jeans and a pair of white Nike sneakers with violet trim. The vibrant redhead swaggers confidently down the ramp, mingling with the fans along the way. The members of Genesis are grinning ear to ear having known that they had a partner lined up the entire time.
Zach Davis: Tonight, the landscape has changed for everyone heading into Helloween. We now know that all teams will have five members!
Shannan Lerch: I still can't believe what I am seeing! Sarah Twilight was behind these messages we've been seeing for months now!
Zach Davis: I never saw this one coming, that's for sure!
Seth is livid as he paces back and forth in the ring. Sarah finally makes her way into the ring, smirking at Seth the entire time. "The Only One" finally settles down...but the crowd does not. This L.A. crowd just continues to cheer wildly for their hometown girl. Seth just loses it as he now stands face to face with Sarah Twilight.
Seth Lerch: How DARE you! How DARE you! I gave you opportunity! I gave you main events! I made you! This is how you repay me? This...
Sarah YANKS the microphone from Seth's hand, much to the delight of the crowd. They continue to cheer LOUDLY for about a full five minutes. Sarah smiles as she looks from one side of the crowd to the other. Finally she takes the microphone to her lips.
Sarah Twilight: Miss me?
HUGE eruption of cheers from the So-Cal crowd. Seth is yelling and screaming at Sarah inside the ring. He still cannot get a grip. Sarah looks directly at him.
Sarah Twilight: QUIET!
Seth's eyes widen as he is shocked by the sudden command. Sarah halfheartedly laughs a bit.
Sarah Twilight: You are one to be out here running your mouth about disappointment Seth.
Another pop from the crowd.
Sarah Twilight: What was it? Right after I left, I tune into Slam the following week and here is Seth Lerch running around with the so-called "Darkside of Treachery." Before that it was the ToT. Now you are out here with Oblivion and his idiots. Every one of them a disappointment. Everything you touch turns to hell Seth.
The crowd boos at the mention of the Church of Dark Saints.
Sarah Twilight: It's the same thing that was going on before I got here and while I was here. You, Seth. Always trying to cling to some kind of power. Always trying to be the center of attention. You failed with your ToTs and your DoTs....and now, you are going to FAIL with your ridiculous Church!
Seth looks steaming mad as he mouths some nasty things at Sarah. She smirks at him and brushes it off.
Sarah Twilight: It's about time that you learned something Seth. This....all of this. It isn't about you. It's about....THEM!
Sarah points out among the crowd and they begin to cheer wildly again.
Sarah Twilight: The WCF is in for a wake-up call, and it is going to START at Helloween!
Sarah smirks even more at Seth as she once again looks to each side of the crowd before her gaze falls back upon him.
Sarah Twilight: There is only one thing that you need to know Seth. One thing that you, and Oblivion and his entire church are going to find out REAL soon. And I think it is only appropriate that you here it from all of them.....
The crowd erupts even more as Sarah again acknowledges them.
Sarah Twilight: You can try to take all of the power that you want, but one fact still remains.....
Sarah holds the microphone out and waves it to either side of her hometown crowd. In unison this Los Angeles audience tells Seth and the Church of Dark Saints something that we've heard Sarah herself say so many times before.
Crowd: YOU DON'T MATTER!!!
Sarah drops the microphone as "The Only One" begins blaring throughout the arena once again. The entire unit of Genesis stands united in the middle of the ring as Seth frustratedly exits. Our cameras pan across the faces of every participant that is going to take part in the Hellimination match at Helloween.
Zach Davis: What a night folks! The Hellimination match is SET! The REAL Sarah Twilight is back! This Los Angeles crowd is going bonkers!
Shannan Lerch: Whatever the case, this is a night that we won't soon forget. Pantheon with a fifth member, Genesis with a fifth member. The landscape for both of those teams has improved GREATLY. But we have to wonder what this means for the Church of Dark Saints?
Zach Davis: Will Seth indeed fail in his backing of another stable? Or are we about to usher in the era of Oblivion and his followers?
Shannan Lerch: Helloween is live next Sunday from The Staples Center. You don't want to miss this one!
The camera pans out to show all three stables as they look around at one another, knowing what they are heading into in one week's time. Amidst all this confusion, Roy Speede has managed to take back his Hardcore Title, as well. We fade out to black.
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