Drunk and Crazy by Mogwai hits and Slam is live on the air!, brought to you this week by the Wii U, released today. Whoo. Anyway, we go to Zach and Shannan.
Zach Davis: Welcome to Des Moines, Iowa, and welcome to Slam! Zach Davis, here with Shannan Lerch, as always.
Shannan Lerch: Big show tonight, one week away from The End of the World, and the finals of the Classic!
Zach Davis: That's right. Last week, Sarah Twilight got the Board of Directors to force Seth to put Eric Price in a Tables match in which he's not allowed to use tables. The match itself was up to Seth, however, and thanks to vague wording, he made it a three on three match instead.
Shannan Lerch: Jeff Purse, Dake Ken, and FPV face Eric Price, Nathan von Liebert and Tek. Tek attacked FPV out of nowhere last week and has himself a People's Title shot at The End of the World.
Zach Davis: And as for FPV, he came out to save his friend, the Polar Phantasm, from Nathan and the rest of the Church of Dark Saints. However, he's a Genesis member!, not Pantheon; so we'll see how he fares teaming with Jeff Purse.
Shannan Lerch: As I mentioned earlier, the Classic marches on; we've got Ducos versus Twilight and Speede versus Atreyu.
Zach Davis: Very interesting matches. Ducos is an undefeated newcomer, and Twilight and Atreyu have been practically untouchable themselves since making their returns. Roy Speede is one of the longest reigning Hardcore Champions we've ever seen. So, yeah, we've got the best of the best here.
Shannan Lerch: Gravedigger and Synn warm up for their match against Oblivion and Creeping Death at the PPV by facing Christopher Kane and Adam Young. We thought that Gravedigger would be facing Young at One in a Legends Match, but last week, that got changed to Gravedigger versus SKYLER STRIKER of all people!
Zach Davis: After weeks of talk, Hunter Valentyne finally gets the chance to get his hands on Tommy Kain. Hopefully he'll make the best of it, because after that he's got Johnny Stylez in his sights.
Shannan Lerch: The leader of the Church of Dark Saints, Oblivion, is up against the Holy Flame, Steeltoe Joe. These guys are natural enemies, especially after Joe took out the Herald of Oblivion, Andrew Warhawk, last week.
Zach Davis: The Homegrown Players, Steve Orbit and Waylon Cash, face the former Tag Team Champs, Confederate Massacre, Joel Hall and Doc Henry. Orbit faces Henry next week for the US Title, too, so this is a bit of a warmup there.
Shannan Lerch: In yet another tag match, the 8th Wonder are back in action, up against The Legacy. You aren't officially a tag team in the WCF until you've faced the 8th Wonder.
Zach Davis: Apathy, Zombie McMorris, Stuart Slane and Rutherford von Newman are at it in a four way dance. With the attitudes of Slane and Newman, we'll see how they fare against the likes of Apathy and McMorris.
Shannan Lerch: The Ninja is debuting against the Internet Champion, Johnny Stylez. I don't envy him.
Zach Davis: In another four way dance, Kale Windsor, Zro Nova, Miyoko Shiokawa-Reeves and John Thomas are going at it. This is John Thomas' return, and Miyoko's debut! We'll see what they bring to the table.
Shannan Lerch: A new tag team has formed as Chris Guy and Deadly Clown have joined forces. They'll face Harkie and Jack Happy. The battle of the clowns begins!
Zach Davis: And in our opener... well, Shannan, do you want to talk about it?
Shannan Lerch: Corey Black is going to be stuck with a JOBBER as a Tag Team Partner! Since Corey doesn't have a partner, whoever wins this Jobber Battle Royal will be Corey's official partner. Hahah, sucks for you, Black.
In a locker room backstage stands Scott Savage, dressed in his signature blood red/jet black suit, and clearly waiting impatiently. He paces back and forth across the carpeted floor, muttering to himself about going back into the night club business. Suddenly, the door opens, and his gaze shoots to Kaylyn James Evans, who steps into the room, no selling Scott's apparent anger.
Scott Savage: What is wrong with you? I told you to be here early.
Kaylyn James Evans: Calm down Scotty. I'm not even booked tonight. I think we can relax.
Scott Savage: That's not the point. We came here together with a mission. We're going to find it quite difficult to accomplish said mission if you refuse to listen to me. Next time I say to show up at the arena early, that is exactly what I expect from you, do you understand?
His tone is quiet, but severe. Kaylyn looks at him with her innocent eyes” for a moment, before realizing he's not going to buy it.
Kaylyn James Evans: Fine, I'm sorry. I'll be early next time.
Scott Savage: I know you will.
Scott reaches under the table in the middle of the room, and removes a small, blue duffel bag. He tosses it at Kaylyn, who catches it.
Scott Savage: Put that on, and meet me in the ring. We have to address your fans.
The curvy woman quickly unzips the bag, and looks inside. When she looks back up, there is horror in her eyes.
Kaylyn James Evans: This isn't what we agreed on. I'm not wearing this!
Scott Savage: you'll do as I say, or there will be sever consequences. I'm no longer prepared to tolerate your insolence, and if you don't do as I tell you, I might get angry, and we don't want that.
Kaylyn James Evans: But-
Scott Savage: No! There is no but. Put it on, and meet me in the ring. I'd love to stay and watch, but I must discuss something with Mr. Lerch.
Scott grabs Kay by the shoulder, and spins her around, before placing a firm slap on her rear end.
Scott Savage: Get dressed.
Scott steps out of the room, as a grin spreads across Kaylyn's face.
Kaylyn James Evans: Way to keep it professional, Scotty.
We come back from commercial with several participants in the upcoming Battle Royal making their way down to the ring as "Drunk and Crazy" by Mogwai plays over the speakers.
Zach Davis: I have to say Shannan, this is probably the oddest collection of talent I've ever seen in a battle royal. Heading down to the ring ring right now we have Hugh Jazz, Three Finger Hank, Gerry "Pop" Starr, Mr. Pennyloafers, Doctor Science, Skittlez, "The Jersey Douchebag" Mike and Roger the Shrubber.
Shannan Lerch: You think Corey Black is drunk yet?
Zach Davis: If he's not yet he will be soon.
The six men enter the ring as "Drunk and Crazy" fades out. "Murder Train" by The Foreskins hits and out from the back walks Hardcore McMurderkill.
Zach Davis: All right! Here comes my pick to win!
McMurderkill slides into the ring as his music fades out.
"Medio-Core" by NoFX hits the speakers next and out walk The Mediocres, Jack Générique and Bob Ordinaire.
Shannan Lerch: The Mediocres are in this? Well I'm going ahead and picking one of them to win. Who is going to be able to stop the greatest tag team of all time!
"Taco Flavored Kisses" hits the speakers and El Taco De Genial waddels his way to the ring. As he slides into the ring, "Sing" by My Chemical Romance starts playing and Cryboy McEmo sulks out from the back. With a sigh he makes his way down to the ring.
Zach Davis: And I believe that is all the participan...hold on a second. What the hell is that up there in the rafters?
Shannan Lerch: Is...is that a seagull?
Indeed it is a seagull! The gull swoops down from the rafters and lands on one of the turnbuckles.
Zach Davis: That's not any seagull...that's STEVEN SEAGULL!
Shannan Lerch: You named a seagull?
Zach Davis: No you dope. Everyone knows about Steven Seagull.
Shannan Lerch: If you say so Zach. Well is Steven a part of this match? I mean, I don't think he's part of the roster.
Zach Davis: Who knows Shannan, who knows. All I do know is that whoever wins this match is going to be Corey Black's tag team partner.
Shannan Lerch: Well let's get to it!
[DING! DING! DING!]
"The Jersey Douchebag" Mike lets out a yell and begins fist pumping in the middle of the ring. The other 12 men share a look and then rush him. Mike lets out another yell, this one in terror, as he is picked up and promptly thrown out of the ring by everyone else.
Shannan Lerch: And The Douche is out!
Mike begins pounding on the ring apron, yelling at the other competitors that he's going to get them. Steven Seagull takes off from the turnbuckle he's been sitting on and promptly drops a plop of crap onto The Douche's blown out hair.
Zach Davis: I love that damn bird.
Back to the action and the twelve remaining competitors are going at it in a clusterfuck of action. The Mediocres have Mr. Pennyloafers trapped in one corner, taking turns chopping at his chest. Skittlez is dancing around the ring, trying to do his best Psy impression but instead looking more like Kevin Bacon.
Shannan Lerch: And there goes Gerry Starr!
Zach Davis: Hugh Jazz with the clothesline sending Starr over. And might I say that mustache is looking fine.
Hugh Jazz takes a moment to wink at some of the ladies at ringside, but with Jazz not paying attention, Hardcore McMurderkill sneaks up behind him and flips him over the top rope. However Jazz lands on the apron and has to clutch the bottom rope with his life to stay in it. McMurderkill, not bothering to make sure Jazz is out, turns himself around and eyes up Cryboy McEmo, who's been sulking in the corner. McMurderkill goes after him and McEmo takes off, leading McMurderkill in a comical chase. Meanwhile Roger The Shrubber and Doctor Science have El Taco De Genial trapped in the corner. Suddenly Taco fights back with a massive kick to the nuts of The Shrubber.
Shannan Lerch: *CRUNCH* Wrap Supreme!
The Shrubber drops to the mat and Taco sprays Doctor Science in the eyes with some hot sauce.
Zach Davis: Volcano Taco! Man am I getting hungry.
With all of that going on the announcers have missed the eliminations of Mr. Pennyloafer by The Mediocres and Three Finger Hank by Hugh Jazz. Now the Taco is doing his best to get The Shrubber up with his stubby arms but is having no luck. Also having no luck is Skittlez, who just got leveled by Hugh Jazz.
Shannan Lerch: The Jazz Man looking like a force to be reckoned with.
McMurderkill has given up on chasing McEmo and is now going after Doctor Science, who is still blinded by the hot sauce. McMurderkill grabs him by the lab coat and leads him to the ropes before throwing him over the top. Taco is still trying to get The Shrubber up when McMurderkill does it for him and then throws The Shrubber over the top. El Taco dances in delight thinking that McMurderlill and he are now friends. Suddenly Hugh Jazz returning the favor from earlier, hammering McMurderkill with a forearm to the back. McMurderkill stumbles into the ropes and Jazz goes to flip him over the top when El Taco cuts him off with a blast of hot sauce to the face. McMurderkill quickly dumps Jazz over the top rope as El Taco again starts dancing.
Zach Davis: That sure is one happy taco.
Unbeknownst to the rest The Mediocres have dispensed of Skittlez and have been catching their breath.
Shannan Lerch: And now we are down to our final four. The Mediocres, Hardcore McMurderkill and El Taco De Genial.
Zach Davis: You're forgetting about Cryboy McEmo.
Shannan Lerch: Okay, down to our final five.
Zach Davis: And of course, Steven Seagull.
Shannan Lerch: Is he actually in this match?
Zach Davis: Well he's still in the ring, so I'd say yes.
Shannan Lerch: I'm starting to think my brother was right about drinking.
The Mediocres go to make their move on McMurderkill and El Taco when McMurderkill, tired of El Taco's antics, eliminates the dancing Taco. With his back turned, The Mediocres rush up behind McMurderkill and flip him over the top rope, sending him crashing on top of El Taco. McEmo sees an opening and rushes The Mediocres, looking to clothesline them both over the top rope. He hits them but The Mediocres barely budge. They turn around, McEmo sighs in disappointment, and The Mediocres throw him over the top rope. The Mediocres begin celebrating, thinking they've won this match. But the referee at ringside yells out that only one of them can win it. They look at each other and get ready to tie-up when Steven Seagull flies right in between them and lands on the ropes. The Mediocres look to the referee who signals that the bird is part of the match.
Shannan Lerch: I guess he really is in this match. Only in WCF folks.
The Mediocres rush Steven, looking to hit a double clothesline, and Steven flies off at the last minute. The Mediocres can't stop in time and they topple over the top rope.
Zach Davis: HE'S DONE IT! STEVEN SEAGULL IS COREY BLACK'S PARTNER!
A state of shock has come over the crowd as the referee tries to raise Steven's arm in victory. He gives up as Steven continues to fly around the ring in circles. Suddenly Machine Head’s “I am Hell (Sonata in C#)” comes over the PA system as Corey Black walks out from the back, a bag of popcorn in hand. Black enters the ring and pours the popcorn into a pile in the center of the ring.
Shannan Lerch: Look at that, Corey Black is congratulating his new partner!
Steven swoops down on top of the pile and begins munching on the popcorn. Suddenly without warning Black hits a brutal kick to the side of Steven's body, sending him flying into the top turnbuckle.
Zach Davis: NO! NOT STEVEN!
Black now picking up the tiny body of Steven Seagull and he sets him up for the Burning Hammer. He hits it! Black now rolling out of the ring and the cameraman zooms in on the lifeless body of Steven Seagull.
Zach Davis: NO! YOU BASTARD! YOU BASTARD!
Medics rush to the ring to check on Steven Seagull as Corey Black walks to the back.
Shannan Lerch: What does this mean for Corey Black? Will Seth try and force another partner onto him?
Slam goes to commercial as the medics continue to work.
Zach Davis: Folks, tonight we’re definitely going to have a great edition of Slam coming to you from Des Moines, Iowa where…
“You Know My Name” by Chris Cornell plays over the PA system as Eric Price steps out to make his way to the ring along with a chorus of boos greeting him.
Zach Davis: What does he want? Disgusting, vile human being is what he is.
Shannan Lerch: For once I agree with you, I can’t believe what he did last week.
Zach Davis: After forcing himself on Sarah Twilight last week, he now saunters his way down to the ring with a huge grin on his face. Looks like he has a piece of paper in hand.
Crowd: Asshole! Asshole! Asshole!
The music stops playing
Eric Price asks for a microphone as he steps into the ring
Eric Price: SHUT UP!
Eric Price: I said SHUT UP! You fans are always so disrespectful of me week in and week out and I don’t understand why. No matter what I do, no matter how much I steal the show or what great ratings I deliver, you people continue to disrespect me!
Crowd: You suck! You suck! You suck!
Eric Price: No no, I don’t suck, it’s you people that suck! You know, I do what I do for you people, I stand here in this ring, bleed and sweat, break my back for you people and this is the thanks I get. For what reason? You have a loser champion like Purse who hardly ever steps foot into this ring and you cheer for him yet I who am here week after week after week, I work just as hard in Madison Square Garden as I do in a dump like Des Moines, Iowa.
Zach Davis: And he wonders why the fans don’t like him. Is he serious?
Eric Price: I bet last week you loved it when Sarah Twilight announced last week that I was subject to special rules and that I could no longer cheat in my matches and that I could no longer use any weapons in my matches even if the match called for them and that if I did, if a match took place between myself and Jeff Purse at One, then she would be the special guest referee.
Eric Price: You know what you’re not going to like? I had my lawyers go up to meet with the Board of Directors to protest these outrageous stipulations because honestly, I never cheat in my matches so I have no idea from where she gets that. Nevertheless, they finally concluded a meeting just as Slam was coming on the air and I’m here to announce the results. You see, the Board saw it my way, that it was unfair to me to not allow me to use weapons in a match that called for them. Therefore, effective immediately, yours truly Eric Price is allowed to use weapons in any match that calls for them. If the rules for example say no disqualification, then I can use any weapon I like as it will not result in a disqualification. That means tonight in my tables match, I will be allowed to use tables as I should be. Furthermore, she put in the stipulation that if I interfered in any of her matches or cheated, I would be forced to use her as a referee at One.
Eric Price: Shut up you miscreants, I’m not done yet!
Crowd: You’re a loser! You’re a loser! You’re a loser!
Eric Price: Well you see, this goes both ways because there’s a new provision added now. If Sarah Twilight decides to stick her nose in my business and interfere in a match of mine or if she cheats to win, then her little provision against me, is null and void. Even if I somehow get into a situation where she has to be the referee at One and let’s say that same night at One before my match she decides to cheat in her match or if on the Slam prior to One, she interferes in my match, then her provisions are null and void and we get a fair and just referee for my match at One. You see Sarah, you can’t try to outwit me because you’ll always lose. It’s a fact quite simply because you’re a woman. I thank you all very much, have a pleasant evening!
Eric Price walks out of the ring with a huge smile on his face as “You Know My Name” starts playing over the speaker system again
Zach Davis: Well looks like Eric Price stuck it to Sarah Twilight tonight and he seems to have made the policy now apply to both superstars.
Shannan Lerch: I have to wonder what Twilight’s reactions will be to this. Especially after last week, I don’t know.
Chicken Hunting (Slaughterhouse remix) - Insane Clown Posse plays. Deadly Clown comes out and next to him is Ms. Mercedes and next to her is Chris Guy. Ms. Mercedes gets in front of them and starts to walk and they follow her to the ring where Dead clown gets in the ring gets on the turnbuckle and Does his Clown Love Gang Sign he then jumps down and Looks around the ring and Chris shows his abs and tells the crowd his team is going to win.
The bell tolls twice in the start of the For Whom The Bell Tolls. When the the first bell starts the lights go out in the arena and after the second bell pyros go off on the stage then fog fills the entrance ramp as orange light fills the arena the music starts as Harkie makes his way down to the ring as he gets in goes to the center looks up at the roof and raises both arms as pyros go off on all four turnbuckle poles then the lights come back on right after that.
Zach Davis: HUGE ovation for "The Original Doctor" Harkie, here in his hometown!
Indeed, chants of "HARKIE! HARKIE!" fill the arena.
"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).
Entering into the ring, his 'Happyshades' fall down and he casts his trademark scared 'flinch' before taking them off and staring directly into his opponent's eyes. Then he belches. Following that, he smiles and giggles.
Shannan Lerch: And here is Jack Happy. Harkie doesn't seem too happy about teaming with him, and look! Harkie wants a mic!
Harkie: You know, Des Moines...
Harkie: I am SICK and TIRED of just being given random partners for no reason!
Happy looks hurt; and just a little understanding, too.
Harkie: So tonight, I've decided-
Harkie inexplicably kicks Happy in the gut and hits a Jack Knife Powerbomb! Chris and Deadly Clown simply watch on, laughing at Happy's ill fortune. Happy rolls out of the ring, holding his neck in pain. Harkie picks his mic back up.
Harkie: Des Moines, I am The Original Doctor, and I'M HARDCORE! Which is why I've decided I want a hardcore partner... introducing in his debut match, Damien "Est3bAn" Daye!
The lights dim through out the arena as alone spot light hits the entrance ramp as “Iron Man” By Black Sabbath begins to play on out from the PA sound system, out walks “The Captain of Imagination” Damien "Est3bAn" Daye from behind the black curtains. Daye can be seen dressed in his royal blue single-t wrestling tights, a star covered red, and yellow blanket can be seen tied around his neck as it can be seen being used as a superhero cape, holding a stuffed teddy bear.
Kyle Steel: Coming to the ring from Salem, Massachusetts, he stands approximately Six foot Three inches and weighs in at Two hundred and thirty six pounds he is “THE CAPTAIN OF IMAGINATION” Damieeeeen "Est3bAAAAn" Dayeeeeeeeeeee!!!!
As the Kyle Steel announces his name two huge turbine engines can be heard kicking on, and can be seen whirling on the sides of the ramp way, firing fog on up to the entrance ramp engulfing Daye. Red, Yellow, Red, and various other lights can be seen flickering on and off throughout the arena as he stands at the top of the entrance ramp as various cheers can be heard as he looks out into the darkness, Donald Grimshaw III can be seen standing by him.
Daye makes his way on down to the ring, slapping the hands of near by fans, Damien also can be seen having his stuffed teddy bear slap the hands of the fans as he gets to the bottom of the ring, once at the bottom of the ring, Damien "Est3bAn" Daye walks around to the steel steps and walks on up them while his manager Donald Grimshaw III follows behind him, though unlike Daye, Grimshaw III exit’s the ring as Esteban waits for his opponent to come on out to do battle.
Zach Davis: WELP! Harkie's got a new partner and here we go!
The bell sounds and Chris Happy begins brawling with Harkie and Damien Daye begins brawling with Deadly Clown!
Shannan Lerch: This is madness!
Daye runs at Deadly Clown and Clotheslines him over the top rope, sending both men flying out and making Guy and Harkie the legal men. The chants of "HARKIE! HARKIE!" still ring throughout the arena. Harkie hits Guy with several shots to his head and then throws him to the ropes, and as he comes back Harkie hits Guy with a Sidewalk Slam. Harkie goes for a quick pin.
No!, Guy kicks out.
Zach Davis: Beating Chris Guy sure won't be THAT easy!
Harkie picks Guy up and DDT's him right back down to the mat before tagging in Damien. Damien comes in and kicks at Guy several times before backing up and waiting for Guy to stand. He measures him up and goes for a Hurricanrana!
Shannan Lerch: What a move-
But no, Guy reverses it into a Powerbomb!, slamming Damien into the mat. Guy quickly tags in Deadly Clown. Clown comes in and picks Damien up with Guy... they hit an Aided Whiplash!
Zach Davis: They call that the Cocky Clown!
Deadly Clown pins Damien.
Guy stops Harkie from interfering.
No! Damien kicks out!
Shannan Lerch: Whoa!
Deadly Clown picks Damien up and throws him towards Guy, who is going to hit a move, but Clown hits Guy with a big Clothesline, sending him over the top! Damien then turns around to Deadly Clown who hits him with a Spinning Heel Kick.
Zach Davis: Oof, so much for Daye's offense.
The Psychopath then begins climbing up top.
Shannan Lerch: Deadly Clown is going high risk!
He's up... and goes for a Moonsault into a pin!
Zach Davis: THIS IS IT!
NO! DAMIEN DAYE KICKS OUT!
Shannan Lerch: Whoa!, nice kickout. Damien Daye showing us what he's made of!
Once again the fans are chanting HARKIE!, HARKIE!, wanting the hometown hero to get tagged in; Harkie is reaching for the tag. Clown lifts Damien up and goes to throw him to the ropes.
Zach Davis: He may be going for Clown Love, his patented Spinebuster!
Damien reverses it, however, and the crowd pops!, and as Deadly Clown comes back Daye kicks him and hits him with a Straightjacket Neckbreaker DDT!
Shannan Lerch: He calls that the Teddy's Revenge!
Daye dives and tags in Harkie!
Zach Davis: HERE COMES THE ORIGINAL DOCTOR!
Harkie enters the ring as Chris Guy goes to interfere. Harkie blocks a shot from Guy and throws him out of the ring. He then pulls Deadly Clown in...
Shannan Lerch: LAST RIGHTS POWERBOMB!
Harkie bends down and pins Clown, hooking the leg.
Zach Davis: There you have it! Harkie wins in his hometown!
The fans roar and begin chanting "HARDCORE! HARDCORE! HARDCORE!" Harkie hears them and something on his face begins to change.
Shannan Lerch: Uh.. it seems like these chants are really getting to Harkie.
"HARDCORE! HARDCORE! HARDCORE!"
Zach Davis: What's wrong with the Original Doctor?
Damien joins Harkie in the ring to celebrate... but Harkie turns and punches his new partner right in the mouth!
Shannan Lerch: What the?!
Damien goes down and Harkie pulls him in for a Harkie Driver! He then rolls out of the ring and grabs a chair.
Zach Davis: What is Harkie doing? Damien Daye just helped lead Harkie to victory!
Shannan Lerch: I think it was the Des Moines fans, Zach. Those chants got to him.
"HARDCORE! HARDCORE! HARDCORE!"
Harkie slides in and raises the chair above his head and slams it down onto Damien's head with a sickening thud.
"HARDCORE! HARDCORE! HARDCORE!"
Harkie leaves the ring again, this time pulling Damien out with him. He drags Damien over to the announcer's table. The spanish one, of course.
Zach Davis: Dios mio!
Harkie lifts Damien up and hits the Last Rights through the spanish announce table!
Shannan Lerch: DAMN!
"HARDCORE! HARDCORE! HARDCORE!"
The Last Doctor raises his arms as the fans roar in approval before Harkie leaves the arena through the crowd.
Zach Davis: I have a feeling, Shannan, that Damien will be coming for revenge...
afterwards fans chant HARDCORE and Harkie goes hardcore and attacks Damien
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.
The Final Countdown hits and Zro Nova heads right to the ring!
Even If She Falls by Blink-182 starts to blast over over the PA as Miyoko Shiokawa-Reeves appears on the entrance ramp holding a barbed-wire wrapped steel chair with her name on it in Japanese and acompanied by Fergus Callaghan. Miyoko walks down to the ring and when she reaches it she tosses the chair into the ring and climbs up onto the apron and jumps over top rope and does a front roll to the approval of the crowd. She sets the chair up in a corner and awaits the start of the match.
The Lights cut out in the arena then the opening chords of “Let Your Country Hang Out” blast through the arena as a Rebel Flag lights up the Tron.
John Thomas walks out of the ramp wearing a pair of blue jeans, a black tank top, and his black cowboy hat pulled down around his eyes , and with a rebel flag bandana covering his face, along with Vanessa Lee by his side, and his arm around her waist.
John continues to walk down the ring and climbs in as he takes his hat off and hands it to Vanessa as he gives her a kiss.
Zach Davis: All four competitors in the ring... and there's the bell!
Miyoko goes right on the attack, knowing she's got to use her speed to her advantage, running at Zro Nova and Dropkicking him into the corner before unloading a series of kicks. Meanwhile, Kale Windsor meets John Thomas in the middle of the ring and begins brawling with him.
Shannan Lerch: This is John Thomas' return match, he's looking to get back into the thick of things tonight.
Thomas gets the advantage; he ducks a Clothesline from Windsor and hits a mean German, keeping it bridged!
Windsor gets out of it.
Zach Davis: Huge move!, not how Windsor wanted to start the match.
John Thomas lifts Windsor up and lifts him in a Stalling Suplex!, until he's met with a right high kick to the gut from Miyoko. This causes him to drop Windsor, with no other choice but than to complete the Suplex, but it gives Miyoko the opportunity to pull him in and drop him with a Russian Legsweep. Miyoko goes for the quick pin.
No, Thomas kicks out. Windsor attacks Miyoko now with several forearms to her back. Windsor lifts her up and kicks her before hitting a Northern Lights Suplex into bridge pin!
No!, Miyoko escapes it! Windsor stands only to be met with a Pele Kick by Zro Nova!; but Windsor sidesteps it at the last moment. Windsor hits Nova with a Spinning Heel Kick before quickly jumping to the turnbuckle and hitting a Split Legged Moonsault into pin.
No!, this time John Thomas breaks it up. He grabs Windsor and throws him out of the ring. Nova is up and Thomas takes him back down with a STO before grabbing Miyoko, who just got up herself, spinning her around and lifting her up for a Powerbomb.
Shannan Lerch: Here it comes-
No!, Miyoko reverses it into a Victory Rollup!
NO! John Thomas escapes at the last moment!
Zach Davis: DAMN! Thought that was it for sure!
Both competitors get to their feet and Miyoko runs at him, jumps and spikes his head with a DDT. She gets back up and is quickly spun around and DDT'd to the mat by Kale Windsor!
Shannan Lerch: Here comes Windsor again!, this match is fast and furious.
Windsor then turns to Zro Nova running at him, but Windsor hits him with a Twist of Fate out of nowhere!
Zach Davis: FINAL DESTINY!
Shannan Lerch: Windsor has it!
Windsor stands but Miyoko is up and Dropkicks him out of the ring! Miyoko then quickly locks Nova in a Regal Stretch!
Zach Davis: Wait! THIS is it! Evil Stretch!
Thomas dives to break it up, but he's a second too late! Nova is forced to tap!
The bell sounds!
Shannan Lerch: Miyoko Shiokawa-Reeves, victorious in her debut!
Miyoko stands, hurting a bit but getting her arm raised nonetheless. From outside the ring Kale Windsor is coming to and releasing what happened.
Zach Davis: Kale doesn't look too happy about this...
As Miyoko is celebrating, Windsor slides in and spins her around. He takes her down and puts her in a Crossface!
Shannan Lerch: Windsor wants Miyoko to Feet His Pain! Come on, this isn't necessary!
The bell keeps ringing, for some reason, as if Windsor doesn't realize the match is over. But he wants to punish Miyoko, and for several moments, he won't release the hold. Finally he's satisfied and lets go as the fans boo. Windsor angrily leaves the ring.
Zach Davis: Miyoko wins, but Windsor gets the last laugh here tonight.
~*~ 4:19 ~*~
Cold by Crossfade plays over the loud speaker as out struts the Paragona of Americana , LA Johnny Stylez. Stylez moves with the rhythm of the music while yelling at the crowd. Naturally Stylez is met with a course of boos so loud that it almost shakes the arena. Stylez is dressed in a pair of baggy cargo pants and he is wearing a P.o.P T-shirt Outsiderâ€™s style. On the front of the shirt is P.o.P in white bold letters with (Players of Perfection) written in captions. Stylez is wearing a pair of silver oakleys and he has a cigarette hanging from his lips. After dancing to his music and taunting the fans, Stylez makes his way down the ramp.
-What I Really Meant To Say-
Stylez arrogantly struts to the ring, stopping to blow smoke in the face of a few fans sitting front row. Stylez then puts his cigarette out, and slides in the ring on his stomach. He then shoots up and immeadily begins talking trash to the fans, who are letting him have it. Stylez walks up to the ring announcer and playfully slaps them over the head a few times, before walking over to the turnbuckle and laying across it pretending to fall asleep as he awaits his opponent.
Zach Davis: Here's the Internet Champion! Tonight's contest is a non-Title matchup.
The arena lights go dark. Stealthkill by Chrysander is blasted through the arena. Suddenly, pyro is blasted on stage. The Ninja is standing on the titantron, hands on hips with a belt. The crowd starts to cheer. He glides down through the rafters. Nearby the ring, he lets go of the buckle and leaps down on the ring. He lands on his feet and gives the crowd an intense stare. He climbs up the turnbuckle and looks at the crowd. He raises his arm. He gets off and performs a kata. Then, he warms up.
Shannan Lerch: And here's our newest star, The Ninja. He seems awfully familiar.
Stylez runs at The Ninja but Ninja sidesteps him and hits a Leg Sweep, taking Stylez down. Stylez gets back up and is met with a Judo Takedown. Stylez gets up again and goes to kick Ninja but Ninja catches it and hits a Dragonscrew Legwhip!, before pinning the Misfit.
No, Stylez gets the shoulder up. Ninja stomps Stylez a few times before climbing to the top.
Zach Davis: Ninja, going high risk a little early...
Ninja flies off the top with a Moonsault!, but Stylez rolls away!
Shannan Lerch: The Internet Champ is still alive!
Stylez and Ninja both get to their feet, with Stylez behind Ninja; he runs and Bulldogs him down to the mat. Ninja stumbles up and Stylez pulls him in and drops him with an X Factor! But he's not done, he sits himself on the second rope and flies off with an Elbow Drop.
Zach Davis: Big string of offensive from Stylez here.
Stylez doesn't try to put Ninja away right away. He lifts Ninja up and throws him to the ropes, executing a Spinebuster as Ninja comes back; he then quickly locks him into a Wall of Jericho!
Shannan Lerch: That's his Demoralizer! Is Ninja going to give up?
Ninja yells out in pain but won't give up. He crawls to the ropes, slowly but surely....
Zach Davis: Is he gonna make it?
He does! Ninja grabs the ropes! At the four count, Stylez releases the hold. He goes to pick Ninja up but Ninja has been playing possom; he cracks Stylez right in the head with a wild Roundhouse Kick! Stylez's eyes glaze over as he drops to the mat and Ninja pins him.
No!, Stylez kicks out. Ninja backs up and waits for Stylez to stand...
Shannan Lerch: Here it comes!
Ninja hits the Ninja Knockout! He quickly pins Stylez, hooking the leg.
Zach Davis: WHOA!
Shannan Lerch: What an upset! Ninja just pinned the Internet Champion!
The bell rings as the Ninja gets his arm raised.
Zach Davis: I see great things in this youngster's future!
Coming back from commercial and Zombie McMorris is already in the ring. No one remembers him making an entrance or what his theme music was.. he's just THERE.
As the twisted guitar intro to Halestorms "You Call Me A Bitch Like It's A Bad Thing" begins to fill the arena, the lights go down to a hued shade of red. The screen comes alive with a vintage picture reel of paraphelia from Elizabeths career, still shots. Scratches, pops and clicks dance across the screen as the haunting voice echoes through the arena cuing that the Femme ICON is about to arrive.
#You took me to your little crib
Elizabeth emerges, clad in a full body catsuit, knee high boots, center stage, bathed in a sea of red light. Her arms raised high, hips slightly cocked to the side, her presence met with a chorus of boos and rejections. She poses, for a moment then makes her way to the ring, swaying her hips with her strut as she makes her way down the ramp.
#You call me a bitch like it's a bad thing
As she enters the ring she poses in the middle of the ring, basking in the glow of the absolute bitterness and hatred that's being brought down on her.
“Follow Me, Boys!” plays as Stu marches out from the back, silently mouthing the lyrics to his theme as he heads down the ramp. He does a circuit around the outside of the ring before climbing the steps and entering. After some last minute old timey calisthenics (Indian twists, deep knee bends, etc) The Scoutmaster goes his corner. He hands his hat and sash off to a WCF stagehand and assumes a fighting position.
The sound of waves hitting the shore begin as the video wall displays various clips of RVN wrestling. As well as images of him consulting at his private practice. RVN walks out onto the stage to a chorus of boos. He ignores everything and walks to the ring, all business.
Shannan Lerch: Another time, another place, I feel like maybe RVN and Stuart Slane could've been friends.
Zach Davis: If either of those two are capable of having friends... well, maybe, I guess.
The bell sounds. Stuart Slane goes right after Zombie McMorris, but Zombie was expecting that. McMorris hits Slane with a big boot to the gut as Slane comes rushing in. McMorris fires off a few jabs to the Scoutmaster's face before hitting a big uppercut!
Shannan Lerch: Zombie McMorris is the definition of a brawler, and even a big man like Slane is going to get hurt by those strikes.
Meanwhile, RVN has tied up with Apathy. Apathy, driven by hatred, forces RVN to the corner. RVN calmly waits for her to give a clean break... but she goes for a Clothesline anyway. RVN knew THAT was coming!, and ducks it before kicking Apathy in the gut, sending her into the turnbuckle instead. RVN then slams her with a Clothesline into the corner before rolling her up as she stumbles out.
Newman's feet are on the ropes...
No, Apathy kicks out.
Zach Davis: Close, but no cigar for the Doctor.
McMorris has Slane in an arm wringer; he then begins hitting multiple shoulder thrusts, over and over, taking the mountain of a man down. Once Slane is on his knees, McMorris backs up and hits him with a stiff Superkick right to the jaw!
Shannan Lerch: He took his head off!
McMorris knows he can't beat Slane that easily however, and besides, wants to inflict more damage. He keeps stomping away at the Scoutmaster before climbing to the top rope.
Zach Davis: High risk Zombie McMorris coming right up.
McMorris flies off with a Flying Fist Drop to Slane! He finally decides to go for a pin.
NO!, Slane powers out!
Shannan Lerch: That is one STRONG scoutmaster.
Slane begins getting to his feet and RVN joins McMorris now. The two know they need to take Slane down. They both elbow him in the head and then execute a Double Suplex.
Zach Davis: Using teamwork against a man like Slane isn't too bad an idea. Well, unless one of those teammembers is RVN-
Because RVN rolls McMorris up from behind!
No!, RVN almost stole it. McMorris gets to his feet and RVN quickly DDTs him back down!
Shannan Lerch: Flash Card! RVN might have it!
RVN pins McMorris.
No! McMorris kicks out!
Zach Davis: Honey badger don't care.
RVN notices that Slane is getting up now and runs at him, kneeing him in the head and kicking him back out of the ring. He then grabs McMorris and throws him out too.
Shannan Lerch: RVN is zeroing in on Apathy.
RVN catches Apathy and hits the Reverse Rock Bottom!
Zach Davis: Session Ender! This is it!
NO!, Slane and McMorris both pull RVN out from the ring! They grab him and slam him headfirst into the steel steps!
Shannan Lerch: OUCH! The doctor might need someone to have a look at HIS head after that.
McMorris is about to slide in until Slane grabs him from behind and locks him into a Half Nelson, then lifts him into an Olympic Slam!
Zach Davis: THE SCOUTMASTER SLAM! On the outside!
Shannan Lerch: McMorris hit the cold hard cement, and hard!
Scoutmaster quickly enters the ring and locks Apathy, albeit hesitantly, in the Inverted Cloverleaf!
Zach Davis: He's got her Knotted Up!
Apathy has no choice! She taps out!
Shannan Lerch: And there you have it! Scoutmaster picks up yet another victory!
The bell sounds and Slane stands, getting his arm raised, breathing heavily.
Zach Davis: He was a target the entire match and took a lot of offensive, but in the end he managed to pull out the win.
Slane shakes it off as he exits the ring and heads up the ramp, the fans booing and his music playing.
Shannan Lerch: We’re about to witness a rare appearance in action from The 8th Wonder!
Zach Davis: …and more importantly, the second appearance of The Legacy, Hadrian Burke and John Gambino.
"8th Wonder" begins to play over the PA system and both members of The 8th Wonder are pushed onto the stage by a WCF staffer. The crowd responds with a huge ovation for the duo. The loud noise causes Kelvin Staylor to cover his ears as Markus Jayson waves his hand out at the crowd.
Staylor hurriedly powerwalks down the ramp toward the ring while Jayson takes his time and shakes his hands with every single person he walks by. Finally at ringside he slides into the ring and continues waving toward the crowd as Staylor sits in the corner in a fetal position.
Shannan Lerch: It’s safe to say that these poor guys are for another epic beating.
Zach Davis: Well…yeah. That’s kind of how this works.
Out onto the stage to a chorus of cheers walks Hardrian Burke and John Gambino, The Legacy. Light bulbs flash around the arena as both competitors raise their arms to the sky as the look out upon the cheering masses. With a slow and deliberate walk they make their way down to ringside and into the ring.
Zach Davis: We’re about ready to get this match underway!
The Legacy waste no time in confronting The 8th Wonder. As Staylor and Jayson play rock, paper, scissor to see which one of them are going to start the match off Gambino and Burke approach. Burke grabs Staylor and delivers a hard forearm to the back of the head, knocking Kelvin all the way out of the ring. Meanwhile, John Gambino has grabbed Jayson by the neck and executed a neckbreaker.
Shannan Lerch: You can already see it, Zach. The Legacy is here for one reason and one reason only; to make a statement to all WCF tag-teams.
Zach Davis: …and at the expense of The 8th Wonder.
Gambino picks up Markus Jayson and forces him into the corner. He proceeds to whip him all the way across the ring. Jayson hits the turnbuckle headfirst and falls to the mat. On the outside Staylor has just been thrown into the ring steps by Hadrian Burke.
Shannan Lerch: When in the hell is Seth Lerch going to learn not to put these guys in the ring with powerhouses?
Zach Davis: They shouldn’t be in the ring at all.
Inside the ring, Gambino continues to go to work on Kelvin as he lies on the mat with stiff right hands to his face and stomach. Gambino eventually picks him up and backs him into the corner where he delivers a series of shoulder blocks. Once again Gambino grabs Kelvin's arm and Irish whips him into the turnbuckle. Kelvin manages to turn around, so his back hits instead of his chest.
Shannan Lerch: Hey, look! An actual wrestling maneuver by Kelvin Staylor!
Zach Davis: Now all they need to learn how to do is any mover other than a karate chop!
On the outside of the ring Hadrian Burke has picked up the steel ring steps and is hitting Jayson repeatedly over the head with it. Back inside the ring Gambino charges across and hands a big elbow into Staylor’s forehead, causing him to fall to the mat. Gambino follows it up with a knee to Staylor’s head. He goes for the cover.
Shannan Lerch: Kelvin Staylor kicks out!
Zach Davis: Why would he do such a thing?
Gambino looks down at Staylor, not sure how exactly he kicked out. He immediately goes back on offense, picking him up and delivering a huge bodyslam and then sends several kicks to the gut. He steps off Staylor and walks over to the ropes and yells out at Hadrian who has just thrown Markus Jayson into the steel ring fence. Hadrian hops up onto the ring apron and Gambino tags him into the match.
Zach Davis: Here we go, Hadrian Burke time.
Hadrian Burke continues where Gambino left off. He picks him up and whips Staylor into the ropes, hitting a tilt-o-whirl slam on Kelvin. Burke picks him back up and whips him into the corner once again. Hadrian comes in for a big splash, but Kelvin loses his footing and falls to the mat making Hadrian miss!
Shannan Lerch: …of course he would fall. These guys can’t do anything right.
Both Staylor and Hadrian Burke get back to their feet. Staylor positions his arms out in front himself in a karate stance. Hadrian laughs at him and approaches, but takes a vicious karate chop to the shoulder. Hadrian takes a step back, pissed off, and then tries again to get a hold of his opponent, but once again is met with a chop, this time to his throat.
Zach Davis: Karate chop barrage engaged!
Hadrian actually falls down to the mat after this chop. Not because the maneuver hurt him or anything, his feet just got tangled up. It happens. Kelvin pulls Hadrian up from where he was laying and delivers a half knife edge chop. He looks a little disappointed so he tries it again. The same result. Kelvin looks a little angry, so closes his fist and delivers it to the chin of Hadrian Burke. Kelvin looks surprised at what he’s done, but then delivers another to Hadrian Burke. As he goes for a third, Hadrian grabs the fist out of the air and kicks Staylor off of him.
Shannan Lerch: …Kelvin Staylor landed punches…
Hadrian and Staylor get back to their feet. Hadrian moves in quickly and sends a kick to Staylor’s gut. With Staylor leaning over Hadrian destroys him with The Hellseeker!
Zach Davis: There you have it, Kelvin Staylor has been properly murdered.
Shannan Lerch: But…Kelvin Staylor landed punches…real punches…unbelievable!
Hadrian goes for the cover.
Zach Davis: The Legacy wins!
Shannan Lerch: Where is Markus Jayson by the way? Didn’t see him all match.
Zach Davis: I think he’s still lying by the steel ring steps. He’ll probably be needed medical attention.
Shannan Lerch: These two always do. Nevertheless, The Legacy dominated this match from start to finish, just as we all thought they would.
The Legacy celebrates in the ring as emergency personnel come down to the ring to check in on Jayson.
“Night on Bald Mountain” begins to drift over the P.A. System, followed by a loud booing, both of which combined signal the arrival of Scott Savage. He struts out onto the entrance ramp alone, smiling from behind his red tinted sunglasses, as the crowd showers him with jeers. He holds his arms out, welcoming the angry reaction, before throwing his head back in laughter.
Zach Davis: What does this guy want? Kaylyn James Evans isn't even booked tonight. Scott Savage just can not stand to not be on T.V.
Scott steps down the ramp, and up the steps, wiping off his leather dress shoes, before stepping between the ropes. The music stops, but it takes a bit for the hatred of the fans to quiet. During this time, Scott grabs a microphone from the ringside attendant,
Scott Savage: Boo all you want. Nothing you can say will stop the hellfire that is about to rain down upon your world! Scott Savage and Kaylyn James Evans are an unstoppable pairing, and soon, all of you will come to realize you were fools for hating us.
Scott pauses, allowing more boos to flood the arena. As it quiets, Scott chuckles.
Scott Savage: Allow me, now, to introduce to you my client. A woman who is ready and willing to destroy everything that is WCF on my command! A woman who strikes fear in the hearts of even the most grizzled veterans! A woman who refuses to stop until blood has been spilled! Ladies and gentlemen, Kaylyn James Evans!
“Dead Girl Superstar” hits the PA, but it takes a while for Kaylyn to step out onto the ramp, and when she does, she does it timidly.
Covering her body is a black top, that barely stretches down past the bottom of her ass cheeks. On the front, in bold, white lettering is printed “PROPERTY OF SCOTT SAVAGE” She glares at her manager, as she tries to stretch the bottom of the shirt down, to provide more coverage. Scott chuckles at her predicament, as she makes her way down to the ring. She climbs the steps, and struggles to keep herself covered, as she steps between the ropes. Once inside, she walks up to Scott, and begins muttering angry words in his face.
Scott Savage: Calm down Kaylyn, I don;t hear any of these fans complaining about your new ring attire.
Suddenly her eyes go wide, and her screaming is picked up by Scott's microphone.
Kaylyn James Evans: You didn't say anything about wrestling in this!
Scott Savage: You're right, I was less than honest with you, and for that, I apologize. However, I'm trying to build a brand, and in order to help do that, I am going to need you to wear the shirt next week.
Kaylyn shoots daggers at the man with her eyes, but doesn't say a word.
Scott Savage: And Seth, if you want to thank me for the ratings pop, you have my number.
Scott drops his microphone, as his music plays, and he steps out of the ring. Kaylyn James Evans walks behind him the whole way, yelling at him. He looks forward, trying his best to ignore her, as she struggles to hold down the hem of the t-shirt.
Zach Davis: I don't understand what this is all about. Scott savage seems to be torturing this poor girl.
Shannan Lerch: Poor girl nothing. She's fired back at Savage, and I'm sure she will again.
Zach Davis: Either way, this is a very strange relationship that I'm not sure I understand.
Shannan Lerch: 'Nilla.
Zach Davis: What?
Shannan Lerch: Nothing.
The opening plucking of "Toast to the Fam" begins, and the crowd cheers loudly, signalling the arrival of the Homegrown Players. Waylon Cash, and Steve Orbit come dancing out onto the stage.
Kyle Steel: Now coming to the ring, with a combined weight of four-hundred and seventy pounds. Representing Genesis, "The Hellbilly" Waylon Cash, and "The Mack" Steve Orbit... The Homegrown Players!
Steve and Waylon stand at opposite sides of the ramp, encouraging the crowd to make noise as multicolored fountains of sparks spring up all around them. The two men come together, and bump fists, before stepping down the ramp. The fans scream their love, as the two men slide under the bottom rope, and jump to the second rope, in opposite corners of the ring. Their music slowly quiets, as both men climb down, and meet in the center of the ring. They have a quick game of rock, paper, scissors to determine who starts the match, before heading to their corner.
Zach Davis: Tag team action coming up!
Shannan Lerch: Here comes the current United States champion, "The Mack" Steve Orbit, and his tag team partner, "Hellbilly" Waylon Cash.
Zach Davis: They scored an impressive victory over Hunter Valentyne and Apathy last week, but it's a whole new ballgame so-to-speak this week, as they take on former tag team champs, the Confederate Massacre.
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 opponent.
Shannan Lerch: And here's hardcore high-flyer "The Iowan Massacre" Joel Hall.
Zach Davis: He and Doc had a little confusion during their match last week, I'm sure they'll be looking to pick up a win this week and make their case for another shot at the tag team belts.
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, the crowd cheering wildly as he 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 cheers as Mary takes the belt.
Zach Davis: And of course Doc Henry, the man who has held the tag belts many times, with many different partners.
Shannan Lerch: I hear he likes multiple partners, Zach.
Zach Davis: ... Right.
DING DING DING
Rock beats scissors so Orbit starts for the Homegrown Players. Joel Hall starts for Confederate Massacre. Waylon and Doc take their places on the apron and the match is underway.
Zach Davis: Steve Orbit and Joel Hall are sizing each other up.
They circle each other for a moment. Hall moves in with a quick kick to Orbit's leg-- Orbit lands a light right-left combination, and then they continue to circle each other. Finally, they tie-up. Orbit gets Joel in a headlock, but Hall flips his body around to break the hold. Orbit lunges at Hall and is met by a hard back elbow to Orbit's chin.
Shannan Lerch: Joel Hall to the ropes, springboarding off-- catches the Mack with a missile dropkick!
Hall drops beside Orbit and begins hammering him with punches to the head. He follows the assault with a series of elbowdrops to Orbit's chest. He drags Orbit by his legs over to his corner and makes the tag to Doc Henry.
Shannan Lerch: Henry comes in through the ropes, Orbit's back to his feet-- Doc drops him with a chop block!
Doc grabs Orbit off the mat, as Orbit swings his arms trying to resist. Doc positions him--
Zach Davis: Pedigree by Doc Henry! He pins the United States champion!
Shannan Lerch: Kickout by Steve Orbit!
Zach Davis: These two will meet next week at End of the World with the US title on the line, and we're getting a preview right now!
Again, Doc grabs Orbit off the mat-- this time, Orbit punches at Doc's midsection as he gets to a knee. He starts to elbow Doc's gut, forcing him to lose his grasp on Orbit--
Zach Davis: Orbit with a bell-ringer!
Shannan Lerch: You know, that move doesn't look like much, but it is extemely painful, and it can disrupt your equilibrium--
Zach Davis: Orbit sends Doc to the mat with a DDT! The Mack has taken control of this match.
Orbit stands next to Doc and leaps in the air, dropping an elbow to his chest. With Doc on the mat, Orbit makes the tag to Waylon Cash.
Waylon comes in as Doc is beginning to get back to his feet. Waylon meets him and hits a big right hand. He goes for another, which is blocked by Doc-- Doc delivers his own right hand.
Zach Davis: Doc Henry and Waylon Cash trading blows in the middle of the ring-- Waylon with a calf kick, Doc answers with a leg kick of his own!
Finally they've had enough and they tie up. Waylon goes behind Doc with a waistlock, which is quickly reversed by Doc, who goes behind Waylon with a hammerlock. Waylon hits a back elbow, and another. Doc shoves Waylon off and gives him a kick in the ass! Waylon spins around and is met by a running forearm from Doc Henry.
Zach Davis: Doc now stomping away at the Hellbilly.
Shannan Lerch: Doc's climbing the turnbuckles... flying elbowdrop off the top! Doc pins Waylon!
Shannan Lerch: No, Waylon powers out at two!
Doc takes a quick breather, and then grabs Waylon as he tries to get back to his feet. He whips Waylon to the ropes-- no, Waylon reverses it, whipping Doc to the ropes! Doc tries a crossbody on the way back--
Zach Davis: Waylon catches Doc Henry, SNAP powerslam!
Shannan Lerch: What a match so far! Truly, two great teams in action.
As Doc gets to a knee, Waylon kicks him in the gut, doubling him over.
Zach Davis: Gutwrench suplex by Waylon Cash! And now it's the Hellbilly with the pin.
Shannan Lerch: Not enough to keep Doc Henry down, kickout!
Doc crawls towards his corner, looking to make the tag to Joel Hall. Waylon catches him before he gets there, grabbing his leg, and keeping him down as he eventually grabs him off the mat, bringing Doc to his feet. Waylon goes for a neckbreaker--
Zach Davis: Wait-- Doc slides out of it, and delivers his own neckbreaker!
Shannan Lerch: And Doc Henry dives, making the tag to Joel Hall!
Hall springboards in with a moonsault! He stays on top of Waylon, pinning him.
Zach Davis: No, Waylon got his leg on the rope!
Hall raises up and stomps on Waylon Cash, keeping him on the mat. Hall goes back to the turnbuckles, climbing them quickly.
Zach Davis: Joel Hall is going high-risk once again--
Shannan Lerch: Shooting star splash-- right into Waylon's knees! Beautifully executed, but Waylon got his knees up just in time!
Joel Hall is on the mat, clutching his stomach. Waylon slowly makes his way over to his corner and tags in Steve Orbit. Orbit comes in and immediately goes to work on Hall, stomping away at his hurt midsection.
Zach Davis: Orbit's got ahold of Hall, pulling him off the mat--
Shannan Lerch: Half-nelson hold by the Mack-- half-nelson suplex, the Honey Dip! And Orbit pins Joel Hall, this could be it!
Shannan Lerch: NO! Hall kicks out!
Zach Davis: Waylon is shouting something to Orbit... who knows, but Orbit makes the tag to Waylon Cash!
Shannan Lerch: But he doesn't leave the ring-- after a couple stomps on Joel Hall, he runs to corner, quickly climbing the turnbuckles.
Zach Davis: And Waylon climbs the opposite corner! Joel Hall had better get up!
Waylon hits the Swan Dive headbutt, immediately followed by Orbit hitting the Oakland Splash from the opposite corner.
Shannan Lerch: DEATH FROM ABOVE! Waylon Cash pins Joel Hall!
Doc Henry enters the ring...
But he's too late to break the count!
DING DING DING
"Toast to the Fam" by Boondox plays over the PA.
Zach Davis: Waylon Cash and Steve Orbit have done it!
Shannan Lerch: The Homegrown Players defeat the former Tag Team champs, Doc Henry and Joel Hall!
Cash and Orbit celebrate in the ring, dancing to their music and encouraging the crowd's cheers.
Zach Davis: That's good momentum for the Mack, who will defend his United States title against Doc Henry next week, at the End of the World PPV.
Shannan Lerch: But the Homegrown Players have taken the tag team division by storm, could Orbit potentially capture a Tag Team belt to go along with his United States championship?
Zach Davis: Anything is possible in the WCF!
Shannan Lerch: Right now on Slam, we have a classic match-up of good versus evil.
Zach Davis: Very excited to say that it's "The Holy Flame" Steeltoe Joe taking on the leader of the Church of the Dark Saints... 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. Strobe lights begin to flash, as bright white lasers 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 Dub step mash up 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
Oblivion slowly makes his way down the ramp way. He climbs into the ring. Oblivion takes off its ceremonial robe and folds it neatly and hands it to a member of the ring crew. Oblivion's music fades out.
Shannan Lerch: Oblivion is just a monster.
Zach Davis: Nothing less.
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.
Zach Davis: Listen to the crowd! They love Steeltoe Joe.
Shannan Lerch: Yes they do, but he'll have his hands full tonight!
DING DING DING
The match begins with these two giants face to face, staring into each other eyes. Each one waiting for the other to make the first move.
Zach Davis: Steeltoe Joe putting his arm in the air for a test of strength. Oblivion obliges-- Steeltoe Joe with a kick to the gut!
And the crowd erupts as STJ starts wailing on Oblivion with clubbing blows to the back. Oblivion shoves him off but STJ charges forward with a big clothesline, dropping Oblivion-- but Oblivion is quick to get back to his feet. STJ stays on him, punching at Oblivion as he gets up, but Oblivion blocks the punches with his arms.
Zach Davis: Steeltoe Joe has Oblivion backed into the corner, hitting him with knee thrusts.
STJ grabs Oblivion by the hair and slams him face first into the mat-- he holds onto the hair, pulling him up once again and slamming him back down. STJ sprints to the ropes, bouncing off and hitting an elbowdrop on the way back.
Zach Davis: The Holy Flame going for an early pin!
Shannan Lerch: Kickout, Oblivion's not going down that easy.
STJ tries to pull Oblivion off the mat but is met by an elbow to the gut, sending him stumbling back. Oblivion is slow to get up, and STJ approaches again. This time he is met by a throat chop... and another. STJ holds his neck as Oblivion gets back to his feet.
Zach Davis: Oblivion with a series of European uppercuts, closing in on Steeltoe Joe. Oblivion whips him to the ropes and--
Shannan Lerch: Belly to belly suplex!
Oblivion stomps on STJ as he tries to get up. He puts his boot on the STJ's throat and grabs the top rope, putting extra pressure on it. Finally the ref tells him to back off, which he does, leaving STJ on the mat holding his throat. STJ slowly gets back up-- Oblivion charges with a running kneelift!
Shannan Lerch: Steeltoe Joe is down!
Zach Davis: Oblivion heads to the apron and climbs the turnbuckles... diving headbutt-- Steeltoe Joe rolls away!
Shannan Lerch: And Oblivion's head just bounced off the mat!
STJ takes advantage of the situation, taking a quick breather to recompose himself. Oblivion is on the mat holding his head. STJ meets Oblivion on the mat, mounting his back and punching him in the back of the head repeatedly.
Zach Davis: Now STJ's got him in a mounted sleeper, trying to wear down the God of Insanity!
After a few moments, the ref checks Oblivion-- Oblivion is aware, shaking his head "no". Oblivion starts to use his arms, trying to push himself off the mat with STJ on his back.
Zach Davis: Steeltoe Joe tightening up the sleeper-- but Oblivion gets to a knee!
Shannan Lerch: Incredible strength! That's a two hundred and seventy-two pound man on his back!
Oblivion stands up with STJ on his back, still in the sleeper! Finally, Oblivion prys one of Steeltoe Joe's arms off and armdrags him to the mat! STJ rolls away and Oblivion drops to a knee, worn down from the sleeper. STJ gets back up and kicks Oblivion in the side, repeatedly.
Zach Davis: Steeltoe Joe putting Oblivion in a headlock-- trying to lift him up--
Shannan Lerch: He's got Oblivion inverted, going for the Strongholds, that brain-buster suplex!
But Oblivion shifts his weight and falls on top of STJ, pinning him!
Zach Davis: NO! Steeltoe Joe gets a shoulder up!
Shannan Lerch: The Holy Flame wants to win this thing!
Both men are beat. A few moments pass with both of them on the mat. They slowly get back to their feet on opposite sides of the ring.
Shannan Lerch: Both of these guys are almost to their feet.
As they get back up, they meet in the center of the ring and start brawling, throwing right hands at each other back and forth.
Zach Davis: Steeltoe Joe knocks Oblivion back!
STJ whips Oblivion to the ropes--
Zach Davis: BAPTISM (spinning Rock Bottom)!!!
Shannan Lerch: He got him! He hit Oblivion with the Baptism! Steeltoe Joe pins Oblivion!
DING DING DING
"Barton Hallow" by the Civil Wars plays over the PA.
Zach Davis: Good has triumphed over evil tonight!
Shannan Lerch: What a match! You've gotta consider that an upset! But we all know this war is far from over.
Steeltoe Joe celebrates his victory in the ring, pointing to the Heavens as the crowd pops.
Zach Davis: Well-
Without warning or music, Synn and Gravedigger run out from the back and down the ramp.
Shannan Lerch: Oh no!
Zach Davis: It’s Darkseid!
Shannan Lerch: And not the name of the faction Gravedigger is known for!
Synn slides into the ring and grabs Steeltoe Joe before he can react and plants him in the center of the ring with a Dreamcatcher. Gravedigger slides in as Oblivion jumps Synn and starts attacking him immediately. Digger nails Oblivion from behind and joins Synn in beating him down. Synn picks up Oblivion and goes to suplex him in the air. Gravedigger gets into postion, catches Oblivion and then drops him for a sitout powerbomb just as Synn drops down with his head for a neckbreaker.
Shannan Lerch: Dark Retribution!!!
Gravedigger and Synn stand up and look over at Steeltoe Joe and start stomping away at him. The crowd pops as Tek comes running down the ramp, steel chair in hand. Gravedigger grins as he slaps Synn on the back. Synn bails out of the ring followed by Gravedigger just as Tek stands up in the center.
Gravedigger walks over to the side of the ring, close enough for Tek to swing the chair at him. Gravedigger moves back and starts taunting Tek. Tek is telling Synn and Gravedigger to come jump him. Synn and Gravedigger laugh as they back up the ramp, talking smack to one half of Prophecy. Oblivion is stirring and holds his head as he looks over at Gravedigger and Synn. Tek is checking on SteelToe Joe.
As we come back from commercials, 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. Pyros go off in the background as his glare is never changing. The boos continues as the next opponent in introduced.
Zach Davis: This is nothing short of bad blood these men don’t like each other.
Shannan Lerch: That’s right, If Hunter can shut up Stylez partner Tommy tonight Hunter can get his shot at putting his fist down Stylez throat.
Bar room hero by The Dropkick Murphys plays. Tommy Kain makes his way down to the ring with a signature dance move, maybe some running man or a little cha cha slide. He looks out to the crowd and sings the chorus of Bar Room Hero with the crowd. Becoming even more excited when he hears OY OY OY!
Shannan Lerch: Tommy has been talking a lot as of late but we will see if he can back all of that talk tonight.
Zach Davis: Yes we will. And there goes the bell to start this one on one match up.
Hunter goes right at Tommy throwing lefts and rights to the head and Tommy is covering his head, The ref comes and tries to push him away from Tommy. Hunter moves around the ref and is on his way back to assault Tommy and Tommy throws an elbow and it connects to the head of Hunter. Hunter is holding his face and Tommy comes in and kicks him in the stomach. Hunter drops to a knee and Tommy is ready to club him with a fist to the back of the head and Hunter hits a big time uppercut.
Zach Davis: You see that?
Shannan Lerch: Where did that come from?
Tommy is on the mat and he is hurting bad from that uppercut. Hunter walks over to Tommy and starts to slap Tommy in the head. Tommy rolls to the outside to regroup and the ref starts his ten count.
Hunter tries to get to Tommy but the ref keeps him away from where Tommy is.
Tommy turns around and teases that he will get in the ring but keeps on the outside.
Tommy walks the outside of the ring and puts his back to ring and Hunter sees it.
Hunter runs and bounces off the ropes and starts to run toward Tommy
Zach Davis: What is Hunter doing?
Hunter does a baseball slide and it lands to the back of Tommy and he is pushed in the guardrail face first and the ref has to start the count over again.
Hunter goes to Tommy and grabs his hair and Tommy does back hand to Hunters stomach and then grabs Hunters head and slams it into the guardrail.
Tommy takes Hunter and throws him in the ring and Tommy gets on the ring apron and taunts to the crowd to get them on his side and has his back to Hunter again. Hunter sees this and gets up and holds his stomach still and grabs Tommy and somehow german suplexs him into the ring.
Zach Davis: Holy Hell!!!
Shannan Lerch: How he do that?
Hunter gets up and pumped up he runs and mounts Tommy and starts to throw punches as the ref does a five count.
Hunter is letting Tommy have it and you can see the anger on the face of Hunter.
Hunter is still throwing the puches and Tommy is covering hoping either he will fun out of gas or the ref will break this up.
Hunter throw a few more punches and finally gets up and Tommy is trying to find the strength to keep going as the ref ask him if he can keep going and Tommy tells him yes he can. Hunter feels the end is near. Tommy slowly gets up and Hunter turns around right into a right hand from Tommy and then he gets whipped into the turnbuckle and Tommy follows. Tommy starts doing rights and lefts to Hunter to the midsection and Hunter starts to cover up. Then Tommy lands a right foot to the head of Hunter.
Zach Davis: Is Tommy trying to turn the tide?
Shannan Lerch: Well I think this is just a setup from Hunter to make Tommy fell like he has a shot to win.
Hunter eyes are glazed over and he doesn’t know where this came from. Tommy grabs Hunter and has his head in between his legs.
Shannan Lerch: What is going to do?
Zach Davis: Is he going to end it right here right now?
Tommy hits Hunter with the stun gun and Hunter looks like a train hit him. Tommy goes to the outside to the apron and jumps to the top rope and is going for a springboard shooting star press!
Shannan Lerch: This is it!
Kain is about to pin Hunter but stops. He gets up and clocks the referee right in the jaw.
Zach Davis: What the?!
Tommy motions to the entrance ramp... and here comes Johnny Stylez!
Shannan Lerch: After all that shit talking Hunter did it looks like it's time for Stylez's revenge!
Stylez slides in and picks Hunter up... and drops him with the Curtain Jerker!
Zach Davis: CURTAIN JERKER TO HUNTER VALENTYNE!
Tommy Kain cockily pins Hunter while Stylez grabs the unconscious ref's hand and smacks the mat.
Shannan Lerch: There you have it!
Zach Davis: After a hell of a brawl, Tommy Kain walks away with the victory...
Shannan Lerch: And Johnny Stylez has shut his former partner Hunter Valentyne up for good!
Hunter rolls out of the ring holding his head in pain as the Misfits celebrate.
The cameraman backstage pans upward from a pair of walking feet to reveal Gravedigger. He looks menacing with every step, but his walk halts suddenly. The look in his eyes becomes more intense and the cameraman pulls out to reveal Skyler Striker leaning against the hallway wall.
Skyler Striker: ‘Sup.
Gravedigger cracks his neck from side to side, approaching Striker. Striker pushes himself off of the wall and stands toe to toe with Gravedigger, making for an amusing image as Gravedigger has seven inches worth of height over Striker. The two stare each other down, neither giving an inch until footsteps approach the duo from behind.
Synn: Match. Now. Let’s go.
Synn walks past the duo and Gravedigger attempts to drill holes into Striker with his eyes for a few more seconds before leaving. Striker watches him go, a subtle smile on his face.
The lights dim down as the intro of "2nd Sucks" by A Day To Remember begins to fill the arena.
Out steps "Young K" Christopher Kane with a wide smile on his face, very excited to get the reaction he's getting. The lights come back on as he hurries to the ring slapping hands along the way. Chris hops up onto the apron and goes to the nearest turnbuckle going to the top to raise his arm, index finger too, into the air. He then jumps down into the ring with a roll before jumping to his feet ready to wrestle.
Zach Davis: Chris Kane looks ready for this match up.
Shannan Lerch: Well, Kane can look ready all he wants but he has to make sure his partner is ready as well.
"Broken Dreams" by Shaman's Harvest starts playing as a single white light hits the entrance. Out comes Adam in a black "Villain" t-shirt with a skull with a yellow rose in its mouth and black wrestling tights with red "Villain" on each side. Adam stops half way down and points at a fan in the crowd. Adam grabs the sign the fan has and shows it to the camera, "Time to get Villainess". A vulture flys out of the rafters and lands next to Adam.Adam slides into the ring and the fans begin the "BTJ" chant as he throws his t-shirt into the crowd. The vulture flys up on to the top turnbuckle and The lights fade out and a loud screache echoes threw the arena. The lights come back on and Adam's face is covered in red.
Zach Davis: Young and Digger is the main reason why this match is happening this week.
Shannan Lerch: I really don’t understand why we have to watch this Digger was doing what he always does and Young just needs to grow up.
"When Worlds Collide" by Powerman 5000 heralds the arrival of Darkseid, the fans erupt in a mixture of cheers and boos, the lights slowly dim as a visual assault of red, black and purple laser lights flash all over the arena. A wall of pyros shoot upwards from the stage seemingly hiding the top of the entrance.
When the pyros fade, Gravedigger and Synn walk out like phantoms from behind the dissipating cloud of smoke. Once at ringside they walk to opposite sides as they play mind games forcing their opponents to divide their attention. Synn then lifts up his steel reinforced guitar, Sherri, shooting out mist from his lips, hurling forth a massive fireball over the ring to the crowds delight. Synn then enters taking one corner of the ring, as Gravedigger slides in standing in the opposite corner, each crouching in their corners in a symbolic hunters stalking their pray, playing further mind games against their opponents by literally herding them into the center of the ring, then attacking before the bell.
Zach Davis: These two are the odd couple in WCF as off right now. I mean what could have Synn showed or said to Digger to get him to join him.
Shannan Lerch: Does it matter? These two can be power to deal with in the tag team division.
Zach Davis: Shannan what if you were Young and Kane what would be battle plan against these two men?
Shannan Lerch: Well I would run because I really don’t think Kane and Young have a shot to win this match. This is going to be there 15 seconds of fame.
The match starts with Synn and Young. They circle the ring and they lock up and Young moves Synn into the turnbuckle and ref comes over and breaks the lock up. Young smiles at Synn, Synn looks at digger like he is confused of why the smile. Digger walks half way down the apron and Synn meets him and they talk. Synn comes back and locks back up with Young and Synn gets the upper hand and kicks Young in the mid-section then runs off the ropes and hits a knee lift to Youngs head.
Zach Davis: That has to hurt!
Shannan Lerch: Maybe he will get some of the brain cells he lost when he was kid back.
Zach Davis: Really? You can’t feel bad for the guy?
Shannan Lerch: I do feel bad but he and Kane want to be stupid for taking this match then what happens to them is what they get.
Young is on the ground holding his head and Synn starts to smile. He walks over to Young and puts his boots on Young’s face and washes his foot and you can see the torque that is being applied. Synn stops and drags Young to his side of the ring and applies a grapevine and tags in Digger. Digger comes in drops an elbow on the chest of Young.
Zach Davis: Well that was good placed elbow, but let’s see if there is any ring rust on Digger.
Shannan Lerch: RING RUST! Are you serious? Look at Digger, there I no rust on him. Just keep watching.
Synn gets out of the ring and Digger picks up Young and whips him in the ropes and nails a spinebuster. Young slowly gets up and uses the ropes to help. Digger comes over and Young throws a right hand and lands it on Digger, Young throws another and it lands again, he kicks him in the midsection and it looks like the tide is changing. Young goes for a DDT and it lands and Young sees Kane is slowly trying to crawl there as Digger is looking at the lights he slowly makes his way to Synn. Young makes the leap and tags in Kane and Digger makes the tag to Synn.
Zach Davis: Kane in the match and just by the look on his face he is ready to let some anger out.
Shannan Lerch: Whoopee.
Kane comes in and lays out Synn with a clothesline, Synn gets back up and Kane hits a shoulder block to put Synn back down. Digger comes in from behind and hits a chop block on Kane and he is down. Digger starts to stomp on Kane and Synn slowly makes his way back to Kane and joins in the stomping. Young gets up and nails Digger with a drop kick to the back of his head and Digger gets sent out to the floor.
Zach Davis: All hell is breaking lose.
Young goes after Digger and when he goes to the outside Digger hits him hard with a right to the head and Young goes down. Digger picks up Kane and throws him back in the ring. Digger slides back in while Synn picks up Young. Synn sets up Young for the Dragonslayer and Digger has Kane setup for the South of the border, and there back to each other. Young pushes Synn to get out of the hold and Synn bumps into Digger and then Kane gets out of the hold. Kane than goes for the Shining Wizard on Digger and he ducks it and it lands on Synn. Synns dead weighted body knocks into Young and sends him outside of the ring. Digger gets up and hits the Respecto. Digger gets up and goes to Synn and brings him to. Synn gets up and they look at Kane. They pick him up.
Shannan Lerch: Here is the end just like I said.
Zach Davis: Well it does look like Kane is going to get some Dark Retribution
Digger and Synn setup Young and they land Dark Retribution.
Synn goes for the pin.
Shannan Lerch: And there you have it... Synn and Gravedigger pick up the victory.
Synn and Gravedigger stand, getting their arms raised in the air.
Zach Davis: But after what we saw earlier tonight, you KNOW Oblivion and Creeping Death will be coming for revenge. I wouldn't want to be those two.
“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, savoring the scowls of the audience. After breathing in their discontent he descends the ramp to the ring.
Kyle Steel: Hailing from Saint Paul, Minnesota and weighing in at two hundred and thirty one pounds, the self-proclaimed "God Given Greatness" Benjamin Atreyu!
He slides into the ring and jumps to his feet. He walks to the center of the ring, raising his fist in the air, as if announcing his victory was assured before the match even began. The crowd erupts in boos he steps back into his corner.
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.
Shannan Lerch: This looks like it's going to be hot. Atreyu really got this crowd against him with his antics and Speede's got them all behind him.
Zach Davis: Roy Speede is going to have to bring his proverbial "A" game tonight, there is no telling what we will see from Atreyu in that ring. He's traveled abroad, their is a possibility he could have learned some new moves, or adapted his style to fit the European competition he faced before coming back to WCF.
The two men quickly come out of their corners. Fists start flying... Speede nails Atreyu, he takes the punch, then gives one back to Speede. The fans boo, Atreyu being a bit stronger and a better brawler, takes the upper hand to start. He hits Speede again, and again, slowly pushing Speede into the ropes, Atreyu then rapidly peppers Speede with several body shots. The crowd continues to boo, Atreyu smirks with delight, grabbing Roy's wrist he fires him into the ropes but misses a clothesline. As Speede rebounds he hits Atreyu with a flying forearm dropping the man to his back. The crowd starts cheering for Roy, Roy waves giving the fans his appreciation for their support. Atreyu quickly makes his way back to his feet, just as Speede rebounds off the ropes, this time with a spinning European uppercut. lifting Atreyu up off his feet, sending him back down to the mat. Again, Atreyu quickly gets back up, he spots Speede coming off the ropes again, leap frogging over him. As he lands on his feet, he points a finger to his head as if saying how smart he is. The fans cheer loudly, Atreyu finds out the hard way why as he turns and gets nailed in the chest with a standing high drop kick by the Silver lining. Atreyu this time rolls out under the rope before Speede can capitalize, though, and takes a second to collect himself.
Shannan Lerch: Roy Speede taking the upper hand here.
Zach Davis: I'd say so... and LOOK AT THIS GUY!
Roy Speede steps up onto a second turnbuckle, and starts posing for the crowd and a loud female reaction can be heard throughout the arena. Atreyu sees an opening, sliding back in he quickly sneaks up behind Roy hittng a few hard punches to the ribs, Roy almost falls off the turnbuckle. Atreyu then drapes Roy over his shoulder, the female fans screaming in horror as Atreyu tosses Roy over and then down face and stomach first onto the mat with a reverse Death valley driver. Quickly rolling his opponent over, the ref begins the count.
Roy is able to kick his way out of the pin. Atreyu smiles, lifting up Roy's head savagely pounding away with hard fists. The ref tells Atreyu to break, which he does, then parades around the ring to gloat, taking in all the boo's, especially form Roy's female fan base.
Zach Davis: Roy Speede has consistently been one of the most exciting guys to watch in the WCF and from what I've seen he's only a couple of steps away from becoming WCF word champion, and as for Atreyu... Well...only time will tell, but he's looking very impressive here thus far...
Atreyu steps back over to Speede grabbing a handful of hair, but takes a few stiff shots to the face as Speede gets right back into control of things.The fans pop as Speede has Atreyu slams his shoulder into Atreyu's stomach and bull rushes him back into the corner, where he starts throwing a few chops in, each one followed by a "WHOOO" by the fans. Roy thrn grabs an arm, setting to send his opponent to the opposite turnbuckle, but Atreyu quickly gets a thumb up and pokes Speede in the eyes then thrusts him into the corner and unloads with some heavy body shots and boots to the midsection. He throws a few elbows in to boot.
Zach Davis: Atreyu displaying that strong style, just pummeling Roy Speede here. He looks like he's got a mean streak, that's for sure.
Atreyu pulls Speede out of the corner and sets up a suplex, but Speede twists his body causing Atreyu to lose his grip. As Speede lands on his feet right behind Atreyu. Thinking quickly both men spin around, Speede ducks a clothesline, getting the upper hand with a hard kick to Atreyu's stomach then picking him up in a firemen's carry, Speede faces the ropes, tosses Atreyu head first up and over, then drops Benjamin chest first onto the top rope as the crowd cheers loudly.
Zach Davis: Very innovative move by Roy Speede, and he's right back into control.
Speede drops down into a side-headlock as Atreyu tries to free himself. He sits-out and is able to pick Speede's leg up, but Speede nails a perfect classic enziguri that takes Atreyu down hard... Benjamin slides out of the ring again...
Shannan Lerch: The hardcore champ might just be too much for Atreyu here tonight...
As Benjamin goes to re-enter the ring, Roy runs and goes for a baseball slide but Benjamine jumps out of the way and grabs Speede's legs, pulling the hardcore champ out of the ring to the floor. Speede hits the floor back-first as the crowd boos Benjamine.... He seems to enjoy the sound and drives him knee hard into Speede's chest, followed by several angry punches to the head. Atreyu then pulls Speede to his feet, tossing him back into the ring.
Shannan Lerch: Both men have looked really good here, I'll admit that. Speede's tactics may not be quite as conventional but they have worked, nonetheless.
Stalking the hurting Roy Speede, as if sensing victory very near, Benjamin stomps on his neck a couple of times then pull him up to his feet, only to catch a really stiff elbow to the lips from Speede. Atreyu looks pretty upset after the shot and throws an equally stiff hook uppercut to Speede's nose... The two then start going into a pretty heated slugfest, both men refusing to give any ground, it's the proverbial "ask for no quarter, nor give one" scenario. Neither one wants to give the other the upper hand
Zach Davis: Those are some of the HARDEST punches I've ever seen thrown... Look at these guys!!!
They eventually both fall to the mat when Benjamin executes a Lou Thesz Press, and the two competitors begin rolling around, throwing and blocking punches. Atreyu even lunges in and headbutts Speede in the forehead, the blow doesn't slow Speede down at all, but opens a small gash. Referee Stanley Moser tries to pull the men apart but to no avail, and begins a ten count for them to separate. Benjamin Atreyu eventually rolls towards the ropes and Speede gets tangles on a stray punch. Atreyu takes advantage as he jumps up to his feet savagely kicking Speede hard a few times before forcing the man onto the apron then off to the floor. Benjamin's top lip is busted, the camera tries to change angles to prevent us from hearing what he is saying...
Zach Davis: Holy smokes ...If i didn't know any better i would swear these two REALLY have a lot of pent-up aggression for each other... wow....
Shannan Davis: Classic tournament quarter finals Zach, there is alot on the line. The winner moves on to the semi's. The loser just goes home.
Speede gets back to his feet, wiping a little blood from his forehead off. His eyes bulge wide, looking around in as if in slight disbelief, Speede jumps back into the ring and charges after Atreyu, tackling the man to the ground.. He immediately tries to latch on a submission armbar, but Atreyu punches his way out. Moser steps in, forcing them back away each other, and the two both take a second to calm themselves...
Zach Davis: Atreyu and Speede both backing off a bit now. I think they'd both be better off sticking to their game plans.
Shannan Lerch: Too much riding on this match to lose self control here. But you can almost cut the intensity with a knife.
They go in for a lock-up, but Benjamin, again, thumbs Speede in the eyes, then grabs the man's head and plants his knee hard, twice, rocking the Hardcore champ... He goes for a third but a fast thinking Speede quickly catches the legs and hits a Dragonscrew, Atreyu hits hard on his back and goes to sit, up but Speede is one step ahead, forcing Atreyu back to his feet, he yells out to the crowd, they start chanting his name in return. Roy turns his attention back to Atreyu, not liking the wild look he sees in Roy's eyes, he shakes his head but to no avail as Roy hits another Dragonscrew leg whip. As Atreyu writhes on the mat in pain, Speede runs past his opponent, hitting the ropes, dropkicks the man in the back of the head. Atreyu rolls over to all fours, the fans are on their feet cheering their hearts out as Roy quickly scoops Atreyu up hitting a running cradle pin. Moser begins the count.
Atreyu kicks out. undeterred, Speede rolls in for another, but Atreyu quickly rolls out, catching Speede by surprise when he slaps on a modified Crippler Crossface out of nowhere. Speede tries to roll out but Atreyu has the moved locked in very tightly.
Zach Davis: We are watching one action-packed match, fans. Both of these men are putting all of their efforts into this one and Roy Speede is in a world of trouble right now...
Speede fights through the pain, with the fans cheering wildly for him he is slowly able to eventually make his way to the ropes, Moser starts a 5 count. Atreyu, with a smirk on his face, holds until 4 before he releases the hold. Rolling to his feet, he quickly stomps on Speede's now damaged shoulder. Grabbing the arm Atreyu tugs on it trying to snap it out of the socket, before pulling Roy to his feet, working the crowd who is solidly behind Roy, Atreyu signals for his "Requiem in D Minor", but as Atreyu gets Speede on his shoulders, Speede shifts his weight, forcing Atreyu forward, Roy wraps his arm around Atreyu's bringing him down with an arm drag. As Atreyu stands up, Speede lines him up and goes for a superkick, but Atreyu moves, shoving Speede past him using the moment causing Speede to crotch himself on the top rope as the crowd "oooohhhs" loudly. As Speede is straddled on the top rope, Atreyu grabs his neck and throws him backwards, causing him to fall off the ropes tumbling up-side-down to the floor.
Shannan Lerch: He's lucky he didn't land on his head!
Zach Davis: Benjamin Atreyu pulling out all the stops. A victory here not only puts him further into the Classic tournament, but a victory over Roy Speede puts him in line for a shot at the Hardcore championship title.
Shannan Lerch: Some Hardcore champions that went on to become World Champions are Outcast, Jay Price, Oblivion, and Slickie T. Some very big names there.
As Roy tries to recover from the tumble to the floor, Atreyu slides out under the bottom rope. He tells the fans in the front row to scoot back as he grabs Speede's hurt arm and irish-whips him, but Speede reverses the whip and sends Atreyu, who uses cat-like reflexes, to leap over the barricade, He pauses for a moment and points to his head, signaling that he had outsmarted the champ, but then turns to see Speede on the apron running and DIVING INTO THE CROWD. He is unable to move and the two collide, both men crashing hard into the unforgiving ground.
Zach Davis: DEATH-DEFYING!!! Roy Speede leaping into the crowd after Benjamin Atreyu!!!!!!!!
Shannan Lerch: It's that exact style of wrestling that has made Roy Speede the star he is today, and so popular with the fans.
Both men are down for awhile, thus Stanley Moser doesn't initiate a ten-count, the fans cheer him in approval of his decision. Roy is the first one up, his face shows the pain wracking his body, but he fights through it. Turning to his opponent he pulls Atreyu to his feet. He goes to slam him head first on the barricade, but Atreyu elbows him in the back of the neck and drives his face into the steel instead, then hip tosses him over bringing Speede down hard on his back again. Atreyu then takes a few steps back, runs to the barricade, takes a leap onto the top of the barricade, then does a flipping dive, dropping a legbomb across Speede's chest. The move gets a pretty positive crowd reaction.
Zach Davis: That was both pretty AND effective!!!
Shannan Lerch: Benjamin Atreyu showing that Speede isn't the only one with some flashy moves.
Atreyu pulls Speede to his feet, but Speede, either intentionally or simply unable to hold himself up, drops to his butt and pulls Atreyu face-first into the steel ringpost. Atreyu holds his face in pain as Speede gets, feeding off the fans cheering for him. Atreyu's face turns red as his eyes go wide with rage. Turning to face Speede he charges, Speede ducks down, catching Atreyu on his shoulders, as Roy tries to put Atreyu away with the Silver Slice. Atreyu is able to slide out of the move, catching Speede off guard he is able to hit "Requiem in D Minor" to Speede instead.
Zach Davis: OH MY GOD!! Atreyu just destroyed Roy Speede with the Requiem in D Minor on the ringside floor! I think Speede is out cold. He hit his face dead square right on the floor.
Shannan Lerch: Anyone know a good cosmetic surgeon? Speede is gonna need alot of facial reconstructive surgery after that.
Using what could only be considered reserve strength, Atreyu somehow manages to slides back into the ring, falling into the nearest corner turnbuckle, his chest red from the blood trickling out of the cut in his lip, and tells Moser he can begin his 10-count...
Zach Davis: I think Atreyu has nothing left, and wants to finish this one off.
Shannan Lerch: It's been a brutal match. there hasn't been any weapons of any kind, and my definition might be a tad off, but one could count this as a hardcore match.
Zach Davis: Roy's face almost covered in red, and Atreyu has a split lip. Both men have shed blood here tonight as well.
Shannan Lerch: Uh, should someone go check on Roy Speede? I think he's dead.
Stanley Moser looks out to the ringside floor. Concern comes over him. Climbing out of the ring he quickly checks on Speede then orders the bell to be rung, and begins frantically waving for medical help.
Shannan Lerch: That Requiem in D Minor out here on the floor might have done some real damage Zach, i think Speede is truly out cold.
As the fans, and even Benjamin Atreyu, watch on with grave concern over the well being of Roy Speede, medics arrive in short order. Everyone in attendance, now standing on their feet, erupt with cheers for Speede as he slowly makes his way up, followed by a thumbs by one of the medics. Atreyu slides back into the ring, celebrating his victory as Roy Speede is taken back to the medical room. After climbing up all four turnbuckles, working the crowd as best he can under the circumstances, he exits the ring on his way to celebrate his hardfought victory.
Zach Davis: Well here we are, the other semi final for the WCF Classic! This one pits undefeated newcomer, Henri Ducos against the recently returned and also thus far undefeated Sarah Twilight! This night is going to be epic!
Shannan Lerch: A lot on the line for both competitors. Ducos wanting to remain undefeated and showcase his dominance here over the WCF. Sarah, she aims to become the first woman ever to have won the WCF Classic tournament. I honestly couldn't tell you which way this one will go.
Zach Davis: Let's take it down to Kyle Steel!
Kyle Steel: The following contest is scheduled for one fall and it is a WCF Classic Semi-Final!
Huge pop from the crowd.
Kyle Steel: Introducing first....hailing from New Orleans, Louisiana and weighing in at 220 pounds....he is the WCF Television Champion...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.
Henri nods as he goes to climb up the ringsteps and enters the ring and await his opponent.
Kyle Steel: And his opponent...
The lights go out as a spotlight centers on stage. Piano chords begin a haunting melody, accompanied by heavy drum beats. The crowd begins to cheer MASSIVELY as the video wall displays the words THE ONLY ONE.
Kyle Steel: Making her way to the ring, hailing from Los Angeles, California, and weighing in at 142lbs, she is...."The Mistress of Mischief" SARAH TWILIGHT!
Pyros shoot up from the stage as our melody finally kicks into guitar. "The Only One" by Evanescence continues to play as Sarah finally walks out onto the stage. She is greeted with deafening cheers and soaks them all in. The vibrant redhead confidently swaggers towards the ring and steps inside. Pyros now shoot off from the ring posts and Sarah takes to each turnbuckle in succession, pointing out toward the crowd and smiling. The cheers become even LOUDER. As the music continues, Sarah rolls outside of the ring and finds a young fan sitting at ringside. She removes her signature "You Don't Matter" tee shirt that she wears over her wrestling attire and gives it to the young fan before returning to the ring as the music dies down.
Zach Davis: The time for talking is over! Who moves on and who gets eliminated from the tournament? We find out now!
Referee Stanley Moser calls for the bell and the two sadistic competitors waste no time going straight at each other. They trade blows back and forth for what seems like an eternity. Neither of them backing down from their stance. Both of them continue to brawl, getting themselves against the ropes. Henri grabs Sarah's hair and begins yanking on it. Sarah responds by punching Henri right in his throat. The Television Champion backs off, holding his windpipe and gasping for air.
Zach Davis: And these two are already fierce into the fire!
Shannan Lerch: Did you see that? She punched him in the throat! That HAD to hurt!
Sarah takes advantage, pulling Henri up and over for a perfect German suplex. This garners a huge round of cheers from the crowd. Henri is down, still having no time to catch his breath and Sarah continues on the assault, STOMPING her boot into the back of Henri's neck. You can hear the air escape Henri. He gasps even louder and Sarah hauls him up by the hair and picks him up for a scoop slam, But Henri shoves off, catching Sarah with a reverse DDT. The Mistress of Mischief is down and now Henri seizes the opportunity, rushing into the ropes and nailing a picture perfect standing moonsault. He gets back to his feet quickly, climbing the turnbuckle, he sits there perched, waiting. As Sarah gets to her feet, Henri launches himself from the top with a flying clothesline, again taking her down.
Zach Davis: Henri has turned this around, and quickly. His high flying, daredevil risks are unpredictable. And Sarah is finding that out right now.
Shannan Lerch: These two are evenly matched on paper. Both of them making it this far in the WCF Classic for a reason. It's just a matter of that one mistake. Henri is more likely to make that mistake with his high flying risks than the much more technical and grounded Sarah.
Zach Davis: This is true. Sarah is definitely the more grounded of the two. However, it also takes just that one big move to turn things around and possibly end it. Henri holds that favor with the high flying. It'll be interesting to watch this unfold.
Sarah is still reeling and Henri hauls her to her feet, sending her into the ropes with a whip. Sarah ducks a roundhouse kick attempt on the return and stops herself short, just behind Henri, taking him by surprise with a NASTY backbreaker. Again the crowd erupts with cheers. Sarah follows this up by sitting on Henri's back, pulling him up into a camel clutch. She arches back as much as she can, completely folding Henri in half backwards. Henri yells out in agony, but refuses to surrender.
Zach Davis: Twilight wearing Ducos down with her ground game. This is exactly how she'll want to dictate the pace. Keep Henri grounded and take away his aerial offense.
Shannan Lerch: So far she seems to be doing a pretty damn good job of it. But I don't think Ducos is going to quit this easily. He is still undefeated here.
Zach Davis: As is Sarah since her return.
Shannan Lerch: Exactly why this match is so important.
Sarah continues to wrench the hold and Henri is struggling, but he manages to get his knees tucked under him just far enough and tries to stand up. Sarah is forcing all of her weight into Henri, trying to prevent him from reaching a vertical base. But the larger athlete does, and backs Sarah into the turnbuckle, forcing her to release her grip. Sarah is down momentarily and Henri holds the small of his back in pain. He takes a few seconds to catch his breath and goes right back after Sarah. He hauls Sarah to her feet but receives a kick to the gut that backs him off. Sarah measures her foe for a burst clothesline, But Henri instead sends a perfect standing dropkick right into Sarah's HEAD!!! She falls backwards onto the mat and again, Ducos is in control.
Zach Davis: Henri back in control. Can he capitalize from here?
Shannan Lerch: Sarah looks to be pretty well out of it...this could be Henri's opening right here!
Henri moves in now, going for the cover, but Sarah pulls him into a small package. Stanley Moser drops for the count.
Henri kicks out and gets back to her feet quickly. Sarah is a bit slower to the draw and Henri rushes her with a clothesline, the momentum carries both competitors over the top rope and to the outside.
Zach Davis: A nearfall there as Sarah was playing possum. And this is getting crazy already!
Shannan Lerch: You can never count out Sarah Twilight. She's determined as ever to make it to the very top of this company, and you never know where she will strike from.
Both Henri and Sarah are out on the floor and slowly getting to their feet. Henri makes it up a second faster and grabs hold of Sarah for another hard whip, but it's reversed and Henri is sent CRASHING into the ringpost HEAD FIRST!!! He bounces off of the ringpost and hits the ground like a sack of potatoes. A crimson mask flows down his face now. Sarah remains relentless, moving towards Henri. Eventually, Sarah is able to drag Henri back towards the ring and rolls him in. Henri has not shown any signs of consciousness the entire time. Sarah pulls herself back into the ring and goes for the pinfall. Moser drops into position.
The crowd gasps.
Zach Davis: NO! Henri got a shoulder up!
Shannan Lerch: That was CLOSE!!!
Sarah questions Moser, certain that it was a count of three. Moser stands firm that it was only two. Sarah again hauls Henri to his feet, sending him for a HARD whip into the opposite end turnbuckle using all of her might, the force causes Henri to FLIP upside down and become entangled in the top ropes by his feet. Sarah smirks as she heads over, climbing the turnbuckle and standing on top of Henri's ankles. She JUMPS down for the YOU DON'T MATTER...But Henri swings his head back, avoiding the impact. Sarah lands on the mat, and Henri reaches out, grabbing her ankles and pulling Sarah's legs out from under her. Sarah falls face first into the mat and this give Henri enough time to free himself from his situation.
Zach Davis: Close call for Henri who had that move scouted well.
Shannan Lerch: That would have ended this match for sure!! Henri using his flexibility to avoid it.
Sarah gets back to her feet and turns back towards Henri, just in time to catch a super kick to the face as Henri comes out of the corner with it. Sarah falls flat on the mat. He manages to once again perch himself on the turnbuckle and the crowd is on their feet. He LEAPS off and NAILS a perfect Plancha! The impact rattles him as well but he scrambles on for the cover after a few seconds and Moser drops into position.
Zach Davis: I think it's over here!
Zach Davis: NO! Sarah kicked out! She kicked out!
Shannan Lerch: It was almost over right there! I can't believe it....it was THAT close!!
Henri can't believe it either as the look on his face is complete SHOCK. Henri is livid and he gets back to his feet, measuring Sarah, waiting for her to get back to her feet. When she does, Henri RUSHES her for a spear but Sarah uses his momentum, pulling him up and DROPPING him into The Twilight Zone!! The crowd is CHEERING like CRAZY. It take a few long moments for Sarah to gain her composure as she was still worn out, but Sarah is able to roll over and drape an arm over Henri as Moser again drops into position
Zach Davis: And Henri now gets a shoulder up!!! This is INSANE!!
Shannan Lerch: This is so intense, I am nearly beside myself! I don't know who is going to win anymore!!
Both competitors take a few moments to collect themselves, and again make it back to their feet. Henri staggering, swings a right at Sarah, which stumbles her back. Sarah returns the favor, nailing Henri with a right hand. Henri stumbles back, and Sarah follows up with a kick to the midsection. Henri doubles over and is taken up for a perfect T-Bone suplex. Henri is down, and Sarah is a bit slow to her feet now, taking her time. She steps onto the apron, deciding to take a high risk of her own to fell the undefeated Ducos. But Henri comes running out of nowhere with a springboard dropkick that nails Sarah in the face and sends her back hard into the guardrail.
Zach Davis: Sarah taken down again and Henri in control.
Shannan Lerch: I don't know how much more these two can possibly do to each other!
Sarah is down and out of it for a bit. She holds her back in pain as she slowly makes her way back into the ring and Henri gives her no time, hauling Sarah up by the hair. Henri runs her head first into the corner turnbuckle!! Sarah's head bounces off and she is out of it!! Her nose and mouth busted open as the force drove her up and over the turnbuckle pad and into the post. Henri struggles to get Sarah's now dead weight up, but does, and sets her into the corner. Now Henri begins ascending the ropes as the crowd is continuing to boo.
Zach Davis: Henri is going for air here! Sarah is in a world of trouble!
Shannan Lerch: The tide has turned so much in this one, it's impossible to predict what will happen next!
By now Sarah is moving and she starts trading blows with Henri on the top to gain advantage. Sarah catches Henri with a hard right that causes him to fight for balance. Sarah takes advantage, hooking Henri up for a suplex. But Henri blocks the attempt, locking his legs on the middle rope. Sarah tries again and Henri stays secure with his legs locked. He sends a few shots to Sarah's ribs, getting her to break, and Henri follows up with a headbutt. Sarah is now reeling atop the turnbuckle. Henri now climbs up another rope and jumps OVER Sarah sunset flip style and PULLS Sarah into a ROLLING POWERBOMB from the TOP ROPE!!! Both competitors go CRASHING to the outside floor below as they lay there twisted and mangled with one another. Neither of them moving, but Sarah had obviously taken the most of that fall.
Crowd: HOLY SHIT!! HOLY SHIT!! HOLY SHIT!!!
Zach Davis: This HAS to be it! If Henri can somehow manage to get Sarah back into the ring this one is over.
Shannan Lerch: I hate to say it, But I think you're right. That was the high risk Henri needed and he nailed it!! But he is also a bit worse for wear.
Henri is slow to move but manages to barely hoist Sarah back into the ring. She is still not moving and the crowd is on the edge of their seats. Ducos manages now to crawl through the bottom rope and covers Sarah, hooking the leg. Moser drops in for the count.
Zach Davis: It's elementary here.
Zach Davis: NO!! I can't believe it!! Sarah kicked out of that!!!
Shannan Lerch: Henri HAS to be wondering now what he has to do to put Sarah away. This is absolutely CRAZY!!
Henri is beside himself. He starts yelling at Moser for the three count, but he reinforces his stance. Henri hauls Sarah up by the hair, completely frustrated. And Sarah NAILS a DDT out of nowhere, buying herself some time. Sarah slowly gets to her feet and Henri starts to stir. It is Sarah now who climbs the turnbuckle and sits, waiting. When Henri gets to his feet he rushes Sarah, and attempts a hurricarrana. But Sarah catches him, pulling him up with her. Henri has nowhere to go and Sarah steadies herself, JUMPING from the top rope taking Henri for a piledriver right into the CANVAS! There is a sickening CRACK as Henri's skull meets the mat.
Henri is OUT of it. And almost folded in half. Sarah, who is battle weary struggles to roll Henri onto his back, but finally does and covers him. Moser again drops in for the count
Zach Davis: NO! SOMEHOW Henri kicks out!!
Shannan Lerch: How are they DOING THIS?!!! They are gonna KILL each other!!!!
Sarah is now becoming frustrated and She YANKS Henri up by his hair and sets him into position, Hauling him up for THE TWILIGHT ZONE. But Henri is able to wiggle free and he pulls Sarah down for a backslide, but Sarah rolls off before a one count. Henri is still dazed and Sarah rolls back to her feet. She rushes in a sends a NASTY kick right into Henri's face. Sarah reaches down, grabbing a handful of Henri's hair, hauling him back to his feet. But Henri pulls Sarah down into a jawbreaker. Staggering the redhead back. Henri now follows up with a running bulldog, smashing Sarah's face into the canvas. Both competitors are VERY out of it.
Zach Davis: I don't know who's gonna come out of this one tonight. But what a hell of a match!
Shannan Lerch: I wonder if they should have made this one ten falls? These two can go!!
Henri slowly makes it to his feet, as does Sarah. Henri hooks Sarah up for a suplex. But as Sarah goes up and over, she pulls down, and reverses the attempt, dropping Henri with a neckbreaker. Sarah now, climbs the turnbuckle and measures Henri, jumping off for a STOMP right to Henri's gut, but at JUST the last moment, Henri rolls out of the way, and Sarah lands feet first on the canvas. Henri is quickly to his feet like a cat and sends a dropkick to Sarah's back which sends her stumbling into the turnbuckle.
Zach Davis: Tide turning again! I don't know how much longer these two can stand this.
Shannan Lerch: They can both take it to the next level, that's for sure. But I have to agree the tanks are running on empty right now.
Henri stays on the offensive, taking Sarah's head and SLAMMING it into the turnbuckle AGAIN. Sarah falls back and Henri rushes into the ropes, returning with a handspring splash, but Sarah now rolls out of the way and Henri eats canvas. The two athletes are down on the mat. Each struggling to get to their feet. Henri pushes himself about halfway up and collapses back on the mat. Sarah uses the ropes, pulling herself up, but isn't having much easier of a time. Henri again tries to push himself up, but Sarah is first to her feet with the help of the ropes, she grabs hold of Henri and attempts a HARD whip to the turnbuckle, but Henri reverses, sending Sarah to the turnbuckle instead. Sarah hits chest first and the post and ropes are the only things holding her up as she is winded from the blow.
Zach Davis: Henri having an opportunity here. He has a chance to win here if he can capitalize! Twilight has nowhere to go.
Shannan Lerch: I don't know if either of them have enough left in them to end it. They have exhausted themselves beyond comprehension!
Zach Davis: I dunno Shannan. I think it's Henri's favor right now, the tide has shifted back to him and there isn't much left in Twilight's tank at all. Henri just needs something big.
Shannan Lerch: Come on Sarah! Get back into this thing!
Henri heads in as Sarah starts to stir on the turnbuckle. Grabbing her from behind he tries to lock her into a full nelson. But Sarah is fighting it. The crowd is on the edge of their seats as the two battle for position in the corner. Henri gets most of the Full nelson locked in and pulls Sarah up for a devastating submission hold! And The crowd is going APESHIT with boos!
Shannan Lerch: No no NO!!! Come on Sarah!!
Zach Davis: He got it....it's GOTTA be over...wait NO!!!
As Henri pulls Sarah up to cinch the hold, Sarah pushes her feet off the turnbuckle, knocking both of them backwards with Sarah still mostly locked into the full nelson. Sarah uses the momentum of the turnbuckle push and rolls into the maneuver, forcing all of her weight onto Henri's shoulders, pinning them to the mat. Henri is unable to bridge and his arms are pinned into his shoulders as well, not allowing him to move. Moser checks and both of Henri's shoulders are flat against the mat. He begins his count.
Kyle Steel: Here is your winner...in a time of 51 minutes and 13 seconds....."The Mistress of Mischief" SARAH TWILIGHT!!!!!!
Zach Davis: I don't believe it! Sarah Twilight hands Henri Ducos his first taste of defeat! That is freaking epic!
Shannan Lerch: This is history right here Zach. Henri Ducos having an incredible start to his career here in the WCF. He's already Television Champion, and to have made it this far in the WCF Classic, you know we are going to see big thing from him. There just seems to be no stopping Sarah Twilight's momentum since returning here, invigorated and full of energy. Wow, what a damn match!
Sarah rolls out of the ring as the crowd cheers MASSIVELY. Henri sits in the center of the ring absolutely beside himself. He can't believe it at all. Sarah heads into the crowd, celebrating a VERY hard fought victory to move on to the finals of the WCF Classic.
Zach Davis: I don't care what anyone says, Henri gave about as good an effort as I've ever seen but on this night it just was not meant to be.
Shannan Lerch: I have to agree. There were a few times I really thought Ducos had it. But look at the ring, it's soaked in both Henri and Sarah's blood. And these two really delivered.
Zach Davis: This Des Moines crowd not huge fans of Henri Ducos, but they are still applauding his efforts. And I think that they should. He gave a hell of a performance here tonight.
Kyle Steel: The following contest is a Tables Match! Introducing first. . .
Gold lights start flashing as the “You Know my Name” by Chris Cornell. Eric Price, Nathan von Liebert, and Tek step walk out, a gold spotlight shining on them as they make their way to the ring. Tek sprints to the ring, carrying a stop sign and a kendo stick with him, sliding into the ring beneath the ropes. Eric Price is in the middle of the parade, walking slowly as he absorbs the boos from the crowd. Behind him, Nathan slowly makes his way to the ring, carrying a personal table for the match. Eric Price looks at all the tables surrounding the ring, all the weapons he is forbidden to use, before climbing into the ring via the steps. Nathan sets his table on the ground outside the ring before rolling into the ring himself. Eric and Nathan mount the turnbuckles, while Tek stands in the middle of the ring, smacking his stick on the sign like a gladiator would smack his sword on his shield.
Shannan Lerch: Is that barbed wire wrapped around the table Nathan just brought to the ring.
Zach Davis: That it is, Shannan. Blood will flow tonight!
A close-up on the new table is cut to, its barbed wire glistening under the golden light, as Kyle Steel introduces the team.
Kyle Steel: The following team weighs in at 644 pounds. They are Nathan von LIEBERT, Eric PRICE, and TEK! And their opponents. . .
The lights turn to a blood red as the crowd stands up on their feet, as "Professional Griefers" hits the P.A and FPV and Jeff Purse burst out of the curtain, followed at a more moderate pace by Dake Ken. The two younger wrestlers run down a side of the ramp, slapping hands with the fans, while Dake Ken walks down the middle of the ramp. Once all three men reach the bottom, Purse and FPV run forward, leaping onto the top turnbuckles closest to the ramp, while Dake Ken climbs onto the apron. He holds a balled fist up in the air, pyros firing off behind him to a huge pop from the crowd. All three men enter the ring.
Kyle Steel: Weighing in at 661 pounds, they are Dake KEN, FPV, and your World Champion, Jeff PURSE!
Both teams enter into a discussion on who would begin the match.
Zach Davis: There are tables all around us, Shannan. So many to deal damage with, only one needed to win.
Shannan Lerch: Fans, don’t expect this match to end early. The hatred in this match is just amazing. Tek hates FPV. Eric Price hates Purse. Nathan von Liebert hates everyone. Zack was right earlier. Blood will be spilt tonight.
Suddenly, Price and Nathan charge from their corner, running head on into the opposite team. Eric Price clotheslines Dake Ken over the top rope onto the outside while Nathan clocks Purse upside the head with a lariat. FPV is left standing with his team, but a double Irish whip from Price and Nathan send him straight into a dropkick from Tek. Nathan and Price slide out of the ring, taking it to their opponents on the outside, leaving FPV and Tek to be the legal men in the match.
Zach Davis: A week before fighting at End of the World, FPV and Tek are about to brawl tonight.
Frankie attempts to rise, but Tek clocks him upside the head with a spinning heel kick that puts FPV on his back. Tek drops a few knees across the chest of FPV, but breaking off a head spin. Some fans might think Tek was just taunting, but the dancer connects with the leg drop he had intended on hitting.
Shannan Lerch: Tek connects with the Flare Drop, adding insult to injury.
Zach Davis: No injury that compares with the damage Dake Ken and Purse are taking outside the ring.
The camera cuts to the outside, where Price has Purse laid out on the barricade, delivering knife-edge chops that are leaving the champion’s chest blistery red. Nathan is wilder with his strikes, wailing on Dake Ken, before whipping the hall of famer into the steel steps. Ken strikes the steel at his knees, flipping over and landing hard on the concrete.
Zach Davis: Total carnage already!
Shannan Lerch: And Tek is calling for a table.
Indeed, Tek is motioning to Nathan to slide him in a table. Nathan obliges, handing the dancer a normal table before continuing his assault on Ken Tek picks the table up vertically, walking over to the recovering FPV. Tek strikes the people’s champion in the forehead with the table, knocking FPV onto his back once more. Tek then begins to choke FPV, pressing down on his neck with the table.
Shannan Lerch: Who would’ve thought Tek was this sadistic?
Tek releases the choke, with bigger intentions in mind as he props the table into the corner. FPV is too quick for him, coming up behind to connect with a low blow. Tek stumbles back into the now vertical FPV, who takes him up and over with a Tiger Suplex.
Zach Davis: FPV is regaining control in the ring.
Shannan Lerch: His comeback has influenced his teammates, as they too are rallying.
Outside the ring, Purse suddenly strikes out with an uppercut that stuns Price. Purse whips Price into the steel turnbuckle, Price’s head bouncing off roughly as he falls to the ground. On his knees, Purse is defenseless to a bicycle kick from the World Champ. Nathan fared worse, though, as Dake Ken rallied with forearm smashes to the side of his head. Positioning Nathan, Dake connects with a German Suplex, slamming Nathan onto the steel steps.
Zach Davis: Sick impact. Dake Ken is paying Nathan back from Hellimination
Dake and Purse return to their corner, leaving Nathan and Price lying outside the ring. Inside though, FPV is handling Tek quite nicely without his partner’s assistance. The People’s champion is wailing down on Tek with stomps, but Frankie knows this won’t win the match. Dragging Tek to the corner where the table is propped up, Frankie grabs his ankles, and then catapults Tek into the table.
Shannan Lerch: Pearly Gates into the table!
Zach Davis: But Tek doesn’t break the table!
Indeed, Tek only bounces off the wood, landing roughly onto the mat. By now, Price and Nathan had made their way back to their own corner, nursing their own aches. Tek tries crawling to them, but FPV grabs Tek’s ankle. Tek rolls onto this back, though, and kicks FPV between the eyes. Frankie stumbles back, and Tek musters strength to tag in Price. Frankie in turn tags Purse, who vaults into the ring to meet Price.
Shannan Lerch: Jeff Purse versus Eric Price. These men should meet at One, but neither will complain about getting licks in before January.
They step close, mouthing off to each other, before Price slaps him across the face. A smirk Eric’s face, but Jeff wipes it off with a slap of his own. And after that, they are brawling in the middle of the ring, all means of strikes trying to get the upper hand. And then, out of nowhere, Jeff hits an enzuiguri. Price hits the match, and Purse follows up with a standing Moonsault. Standing to his feet, Purse pulls Price up, and whips the man towards the table. Price halts before colliding with the table, but Purse is already charging splash in mind. But he eats a back elbow, followed by an electric chair driver from Price
Zach Davis: Both men are taking it to each other. And here comes FPV.
Frankie climbs into the ring, hitting Price in the mid-section with a spear. Frankie mounts the man, delivering precise punches to Price’s face, when Tek steps in, Kendo stick in hand. He swings once, delivering a stinging blow to FPV’s back. FPV rolls over, and Tek smacks him across the face with a second swing. Dake Ken is in the match though, preventing further damage as he lifts Tek up, slamming him down with a powerbomb. And then Nathan explodes into the ring, taking Dake down with a neckbreaker.
Shannan Lerch: Forget legal tags, folks. This match has just tossed out any remaining sense of order.
All the men climb to the feet, and a true brawl begins Price is hitting Dake, Nathan is clobbering FPV, and Tek is going at Purse. But something clicks in the three men. Frankie, Purse, and Dake all duck swings from their opponents, and all connect with the same move.
Zach Davis: TRIPLE SUPERKICK!
Price and Nathan stumble out of the ring, with their assailants following behind them, leaving Purse and Tek in the ring. Purse grabs the table, setting it up on the ground, before tucking Tek’s head between his legs. Purse attempts for a powerbomb into the table, but Tek counters with a big body drop. And Purse lands on his feet on top of the table! Tek turns, and Moonsault from Purse. Sliding out of the ring, Purse reaches under the ring, pulling out a steel chair. Sliding back in, Purse slams the chair on the back of Tek before lying it on the ground. Purse then pulls Tek up, setting him on the top turnbuckle before climbing up himself. A little positioning, and then Purse launches off the top rope, connecting with a Avalanche Steenalizer onto the steel chair!
Zach Davis: Holy Shit!
Shannan Lerch: I think Tek is busted open!
Indeed, blood begins to seep out from underneath Tek’s mask, staining the mat in red. The fans see it, Jeff Purse sees it, and, worst of all, Nathan von Liebert sees it.
Zach Davis: I believe we’re about to see Vlad.
Nathan releases a howl, fighting back against Frankie on the outside. Frankie strikes him once, twice, three times with his forearm, but it does little against the possessed demon. Nathan kicks Frankie in the stomach, and then hits a double-arm DDT on the concrete. But he cares little for Frankie, leaving him stunned outside. Nathan rolls into the ring, closer to the blood.
Shannan Lerch: Nathan is not human anymore; he is an animal with the smell of blood in his nostrils.
Purse attempts to keep Nathan grounded on the mat, but the demon is having none of that. Nathan clocks the world champion in the head with an elbow, before lifting him up and over with a backdrop driver onto the steel chair!
Zach Davis: That could’ve broken Purse’s neck.
Shannan Lerch: Nathan sure hopes so.
Dake Ken, who is still outside, attempts to come to Purse’s rescue. Leaving Price on the ground, Ken climbs onto the apron. But Price gets up there too, hitting Dake with an uppercut. Price holds Dake, allowing Nathan to charge, attempting a suicide dive. Dake breaks free of the hold at the last second, though and steps out of Nathan’s projected flight. Liebert dives through the ropes, colliding face first into the barricade Dake then turns Price around, connecting with a half-nelson suplex on the apron.
Zach Davis: Just look at the carnage. Tek is bleeding, Purse is nursing his neck, Nathan and FPV are facedown outside. Everyone is worn down, and the match still continues.
Dake, scanning the destruction around him, steps into the ring to try and end this. He pulls Tek up, only to be taken down with a neckbreaker from the masked man. Tek glances around, snatching his stop sign up and dropping it closer. Putting Dake between his legs, Tek shows off strength by lifting Dake up, and connecting with a spike piledriver onto the stop sign.
Shannan Lerch: Dake is bleeding too!
Tek stands, pushing Dake off of his sign. He turns, only to see Purse springboarding up, and leaping out, connecting with a 720 DDT, driving Tek’s skull into his own sign.
Zach Davis: The Future on the sign!
Nathan slides into the ring, kicking Purse in the back of the head before he can stand. FPV was still groggy outside, and Dake was stunned from the piledriver. Purse was defenseless to the onslaught from Nathan. His wild eyes focus on the table in the ring. He walks up to it, holds his hand together, and in one swing, breaks the weakened table with a double-axe handle.
Zach Davis: he just broke the table in two! Granted, it had taken some damage in the match, but that is still inhuman. What is this Vlad?
Leaving the bulk of the table alone, Nathan collects a few of the smaller shards. He then walks up behind Purse, a sadistic grin on his face.
Shannan Lerch: He wouldn’t?
Indeed Nathan would. One by one, Nathan drives the small, wooden shards into Purse’s skull like needles. Purse releases a loud cry, only fueling Nathan’s enjoyment. Pulling Purse up, Nathan locks him in the inverted facelock.
Zach Davis: Nathan has Straight Jacket Drop in mind. That free fall will only drive those shards deeper into Purse’s skull.
Shannan Lerch: But here comes FPV!
Indeed, Frankie slides under the ropes. Nathan releases Purse, who rolls out of the ring. FPV charges Nathan with a clothesline, but Nathan ducks, grabbing Frankie’s hair to slam him to the mat. Nathan yells at Price, who is finally on his feet outside the ring, pointing at his barbed wire table.
Shannan Lerch: What did he say?
Zach Davis: Set the table up.
Yes, Nathan wanted Price to set the table up. While Eric toiled with that, Nathan grabbed Frankie by his hair, pulling the man closer to the turnbuckle. Climbing up, he drags FPV up by his neck, tucking his head between his legs.
Zach Davis: Nathan is looking for a top-rope powerbomb onto the table below. Nathan wants his payback from last week in one swoop.
Nathan tries to lift Frankie up, but Frankie resists. Each man is trying to gain control in the air, when suddenly FPV leaps up, wrapping his legs around Nathan’s neck, and sends the demon flying with a frankensteiner!
Zach Davis: Nathan is freefalling from the top rope, straight for the table.
Shannan Lerch: And Eric Price pulls the table out of Nathan’s way!
Price, his in-ring awareness kicking in, pulls the table out of the way. Nathan smacks on the concrete with a loud thud. The crowd, who has been getting louder as the match got more hardcore, released a powerful “Holy Shit!” chant. Frankie, who landed less roughly near Nathan, attempts to stand. Price grabs him and rolls him into the ring. Price than grabs two tables, one normal and the barbed wire table, and slides them into the ring.
Zach Davis: What is Price doing? He isn’t allowed to use the tables!
Price, oblivious to Davis’ statements, kicks the shattered table out of his way to set up a second table (this one lacking barbed wire). Price pulls Frankie up, locking in an inverted facelock of his own.
Shannan Lerch: Price is looking for the Reversal of Fortune to end it all.
Zach Davis: But Frankie frees himself of the hold. BOOM HEADSHOT!
Frankie’s superkick catches Price under the chin, sending him out of the ring. Frankie looks around, seeing, only Tek remaining in the ring. He pulls his foe up, hoping to put an end to this match, but Tek has other plans. As soon as FPV pulls Tek to his feet, Tek connects with a backflip kick that drops Frankie to the mat.
Zach Davis: No man is quitting in this match. Whoever wins, they earned it.
Shannan Lerch: Let’s go FPV!
Tek picks up the normal table, and props it up in the corner. He then pulls Frankie up, dragging him over to the corner. He props up his opponent, hitting a few elbow smashes to keep FPV stunned. He then picks up the barbed wire table. Walking to the opposite corner, Tek runs forward, table in hand, and squishes FPV between the two tables. The sound Frankie makes as he is squished between barbed wire and wood cannot be explained in words, but the laugh that Tek releases as he inflicts pain to his rival can. Tek’s laugh was fit for Oblivion.
Zach Davis: This is just sick. The referee can’t do anything; nothing can be done.
Tek eases the table off of Frankie, who drops face first to the mat, blood running from several scratches. Tek sets the barbed wire table up in the middle. The end was near. Pulling Frankie to his feet Tek scales the top rope with FPV in tow. Standing Frankie up, Tek wraps his arms around him.
Shannan Lerch: Tek is looking for Crazy Legs. Will he connect?
Tek leaps off, flipping, driving FPV through the table with his Moonsault slam! The match is over!
Zach Davis: He does connect! Tek wins the match for his team!
Tek gets to his feet, getting his arm raised in victory.
Shannan Lerch: Is this Tek's first ever main event victory? I'm not sure but it could be!
Zach Davis: He could be one step closer to the People's Title!
Tek's music begins playing as Frank holds his head in pain.
Shannan Lerch: One week from tonight, we'll find out who wins the WCF Classic Tournament 2012, on our last PPV stop before One... I can't wait!
But before Slam can end, Master of Puppets hits, and out comes Seth Lerch. Mic in hand.
Zach Davis: Seth is here! What does he want?
Seth Lerch: What a match!
Seth claps, almost sarcastically.
Seth Lerch: Next week at the End of the World, all eyes will be on Sarah Twilight and Benjamin Atreyu. But the World Champion isn't booked yet!? That's a travesty.
Purse is in the ring, struggling to his feet with the help of Dake Ken. He looks towards Seth.
Seth Lerch: Jeff, at the End of the World, I've decided that you will be facing Eric Price and Nathan von Liebert... in a tag match!
Seth Lerch: And your teammate will be your Pantheon teammate... JOHNNY REB-
The crowd pops!
Seth Lerch: Oh, wait, no! Sorry, I forgot. Reb disappeared mysteriously into the depths of time. Nevermind. So your teammate will be ... THE POLAR PHANTASM!
Seth Lerch: OH! WAIT! NO! He's injured! That's right, one more Pantheon member down. Alright, alright, guess it'll have to be COREY BLACK THEN!
The crowd doesn't pop... they've learned their lesson.
Seth Lerch: OH YEAH! Corey's not available either! Why? BECAUSE I SAID SO.
Massive booing this time; in the ring, Jeff is annoyed to say the least.
Seth Lerch: So Jeff, it looks like as far as Pantheon is concerned... you are the last man standing.
The fans boo... they know a handicapped match is coming up.
Seth Lerch: The last MAN standing. Exactly. See, Jeff, you DO have a partner... because at The End of the World, Jeff, to fight Nathan von Liebert and Eric Price.... YOUR TAG TEAM PARTNER WILL BE KARI!
Jeff's eyes light up and he shouts "NO!" Seth grins and turns to leave.
Zach Davis: What!? He can't do that! Kari isn't signed to any kind of wrestler's contract! When she and Jeff got hired, I happen to know that Jeff made sure Kari's contract stated that this couldn't happen!
Shannan Lerch: And after how we've seen Nathan von Liebert and Eric Price treat women...
Jeff is still shaking his head no as the copyright info appears at the bottom of the screen.
Zach Davis: Purse and Kari versus Eric Price and Nathan von Liebert.... and Sarah Twilight versus Benjamin Atreyu in the finals of the WCF Classic Tournament!... see you then!
With that, Slam fades to black.