Drunk and Crazy by Mogwai hits, and the last Slam before One is on the air! The fans in Hershey roar as we go to Zach and Shannan.
Zach Davis: Welcome to Slam! We have two short weeks to go until One, and this is the last stop before then!
Shannan Lerch: It sure is. And we've got a HUGE main event. WCF's first ever Torneo Cibernetico.
Zach Davis: The new Pantheon unites for the first time ever, along with Sarah Twilight and Skyler Striker, to face the nefarious team of Eric Price, Nathan von Liebert, Stuart Slane, Odin Balfore, Benjamin Atreyu, and Gravedigger.
Shannan Lerch: This is going to be crazy. To go over the rules, it's a tag match in which you must tag out in a set order. Elimination style, with only one survivor at the end!
Zach Davis: Which could mean we could see members of Pantheon going at it, but time will tell!
Shannan Lerch: Synn is finally cashing in his TV Title contendership by taking on Henri Ducos. We say it every damn week.... Ducos has been unstoppable. Synn himself has been on a roll lately, however. This could be Ducos' most difficult defense yet.
Zach Davis: We've got Speede and FPV facing The Legacy. Burke is scheduled to face Twilight at One, while Speede and FPV have their hands full with Brad Kane and Nathan von Liebert, respectively.
Shannan Lerch: Big one on one match between John Gable and Christopher Kane. Both of these men have big Title matches at One, but as always, a win on the go-home show adds a bit of momentum to your cause.
Zach Davis: Speaking of One Title matches, Steve Orbit. He's set to not only defend his US Title against Stuart Slane, but he and Waylon Cash have a chance at the Tag Team Titles. Tonight they're up against Kazoku.
Shannan Lerch: We've got another tag team contest, as the Confederate Wrestlers and Southern Discomfort go at it. They fought in a bigger match last week, but this week one team has to walk out with a win.
Zach Davis: We have a match to determine who will face Tek at One for the People's Title! Blizzard, Andy Ohno, The Ninja, Kale Windsor, Chris Guy, and Rutherford von Newman are all battling for that right. And those who don't win? They're set to battle Harkie in a hardcore match at the big show!
Shannan Lerch: Lastly, in our opener, we'll see two returning stars, Michael Santiago and Apathy, team up against Prophecy. Let's start the show!
Master of Puppets hits.
Zach Davis: Well, looks like we'll be starting the show with our fearless leader.
Shannan Lerch: That sounds like sarcasm, but in two weeks he'll be in the ring with Jonny Fly. Doesn't get more fearless than that.
Seth Lerch steps out from the back, and he's looking.... tired. As if he hasn't slept in days. He walks to the ring, ignoring the booing fans, and slides in. Kyle Steel hands him a microphone.
Seth Lerch: Fans, WCF faithful... I'm here to admit something. I've come to realize that I, Seth Lerch.... I have a problem.
The fans applaud.
Seth Lerch: The problem is that I've let WCF get out of control. With two weeks to go until One, I can see that now. Back around War time, besides Jeff Purse's unlikely War victory, things were finally starting to get under control. I'd gotten rid of - er, I mean - Jonny Fly had gotten rid of himself, Pantheon seemed to be on the verge of destruction... but now things are worse than ever. My past is coming back to haunt me in the guise of Torture, the legal system failed and allowed Jonny Fly to come back here.... The Board of Directors put Sarah Twilight as the referee in my One main event.. my goddamn helicopter has been destroyed!...
That gets a pop. Seth is annoyed.
Seth Lerch: But at One, I'm confident that things are going to be set right. Despite Sarah Twilight, I'm confident that a righteous, intelligent, man of integrity will walk out as World Champion.. that man being Eric Price. I'm confident that I will defeat Jonny Fly and walk out as WCF's rightful owner. I'm confident that Torture and Jay Price will kill one another, and that Torture will NOT be inducted into the Hall of Fame. I'm confident that-
Crawl by Kings of Leon plays!
Zach Davis: UH OH. Once again, here comes Torture!
The crowd pops huge as Torture steps out onto the ramp! He smiles and looks around at the crowd, once again taking it all in. Seth looks annoyed to say the least as Tort heads to the ring.
Seth Lerch: NO! NO! What are you DOING here!? You don't have a match, you're not scheduled for anything, god DAMN it-
Torture slides in and snatches the mic away from Seth.
Torture: HELLO, HERSHEY PENNSYLVANIA!
Cheap pop from the crowd! Annoyed, Seth grabs another mic from Kyle, not bothering to try to get his back from Torture.
Torture: Sorry, Seth. I just thought that since me and Price were one of your semi main events, you might want me here tonight to hype the PPV, you know? Seeing as we're going to make you millions of dollars and everything.
Seth rolls his eyes.
Seth Lerch: Eric Price is the one that's going to make me millions of dollars, Torture, as he's going to beat Jeff Purse! And millions of fans are going to buy the PPV to see it!
Torture: I highly doubt anyone with the last name of Price is going to walk out of One a happy man, Seth, I'm sorry to say. While I'm here, I was just wondering. Have you found a venue in my home state for my Hall of Fame induction yet? If not, I have a list of great places you might find suitable.
Torture pulls a piece of paper out of his pocket and hands it to Seth. Seth angrily rips it up, tearing it into pieces and throwing it into the crowd.
Seth Lerch: TORTURE, I'm telling you this right now, you're NOT going into the Hall of Fame, and-
"Parabola" by Tool hits and the crowd erupts.
Shannan Lerch: Ooohhh shit.
From out of the back step Jay Price and Jonny Fly.
Zach Davis: This.... this could get interesting.
Jay Price and Jonny Fly march to the ring as Torture and Seth both watch, and even Torture looks annoyed now. The Pantheon members enter the ring and both grab microphones.
Jonny Fly: Sorry to break up this little party, but Seth, it seems like you've been a little preoccupied with Torture as of late. Did you forget that I'M the one that's going to take your entire COMPANY from you? The Hall of Fame should be the least of your concern, because I'll not only have control of that... I'll have control of EVERYTHING.
The crowd cheers! Jonny then turns to Torture, and the crowd goes silent. Torture eyes Fly.
Jonny Fly: And greetings to you, Torture. I've heard a lot about you.
Dead silence throughout the arena.
Torture: And I've heard a lot about you too. A few months ago a lot of people were telling me WCF has a "new Torture" and that his name was Jonny Fly. Congratulations, kid. To be honest, though, I've never believed it. I'm an original, a one and only, and I've been beating Flyjobbers since before you made up that ridiculous name.
"OOOOH" goes the crowd. Fly isn't intimidated, obviously. Some fans have begun trying to chant for Torture, some for Fly.
Jonny Fly: Ooh, big words. I may have a lot of disagreements with Seth here, but to be honest, I just may agree with him on the subject of you. I'm a multiple time World Champion during an era of WCF with the stiffest competition the company has ever seen. You were an unstoppable World Champion during a time when you were a big fish in a little pond, Torture. But if I'd have been around back then, you know what you would have been?
Torture isn't intimidated either; he goes toe to toe with Fly, daring him to say it.
Jonny Fly: You'd have been just another Flyjobber, too.
Torture looks like he's ready to snap and attack Fly, until Price speaks up.
Jay Price: Whoa there, Torture, whoa. Hold up. Don't go attacking Fly, it isn't going to get you anywhere. You have ENOUGH on your plate with me. I've waited for this match for two years... TWO LONG YEARS. I've been preparing physically and mentally for this my entire WCF career. Your beef isn't with Jonny, it's with me.
Torture turns to Jay now.
Torture: Yeah, Price. Know WHY you've been preparing that whole time? Because for the last two years, you've NEVER been good enough to step into the ring with me. And you're STILL not. You and Fly aren't even worth my time.
Price and Fly both grin.
Jonny Fly: Look, Torture, you better be careful what you say here. After One, I'm going to be the one in charge of the WCF and the Hall of Fame, and-
Seth Lerch: ENOUGH!
Everyone almost forgot Seth was there. They turn towards him.
Seth Lerch: ENOUGH. You're all wrong. Like I said earlier, after One, I'm STILL going to be in charge, and I've had enough of this. Fly, I-
Unexpectedly, Seth chucks his mic right at Fly's crotch, nailing him with it.
Shannan Lerch: NO!
Seth quickly drops out of the ring and runs to the back. Fly, despite being in obvious pain, rolls out of the ring and gives chase, following Seth to the back. Price is turned, watching them...
Zach Davis: Jay, turn around!
But it's too late. TORTURE GRABS JAY FROM BEHIND AND GOES FOR A TORTURE'S DEVICE!
Shannan Lerch: TORTURE'S DEVICE ON JAY PRICE!
BUT NO! Jay has it scouted! He escapes the Torture's Device and then tackles Torture down, hitting him with several punches!
Zach Davis: JAY PRICE! TORTURE! ALL HELL HAS BROKEN LOOSE HERE!
And out of nowhere, Corey Black is in the ring.
Shannan Lerch: Now this is interesting. How's Corey going to side here?
Torture has gotten on top of Jay and he's hitting him with several punches of his own! Corey runs over and pulls Torture off of him.
Zach Davis: Torture and Corey have been best friends for years now, but Jay and Corey are both Pantheon members...
Torture struggles away from Corey for several moments before calming down. Corey then turns to Price and helps Price get to his feet, urging him to calm down too.
Shannan Lerch: BOO! Corey is trying to be the voice of reason, but as far as I'm concerned-
Price blasts past Corey and tackles Torture down again! The crowd explodes as he does, and Corey AGAIN pulls the two away from each other. Not taking another chance, Corey pulls Price out of the ring as Torture begins to get up.
Zach Davis: Looks like Corey is trying to stay neutral in this whole thing, but how long can THAT last?
Corey and Price begin heading up the ramp, but Price won't take his eyes off Torture. Torture is up and at the ropes, yelling at Price, and Price is yelling back, both men talking a whole bunch of shit to one another.
Shannan Lerch: At One, these two are going to collide.... and it's going to be one for the ages.
Corey practically drags Price to the back as we go to commercial.
Zach Davis: We kick things off tonight as the returning Apathy teams with Michael Santiago to take on Prophecy!
Shannan Lerch: The People's Champion and the People's Pastor. This should be some intense action!
Zach Davis: Can the duo of Apathy and Santiago do what Santiago did last week and walk away with the W? Or will Prophecy be fulfilled here tonight?
Referee Emily Westbrook calls for the bell. Tek begins the match for his team as Apathy starts for her own. The two lock up, Apathy with a side headlock takeover that puts the People's Champion on the mat. Tek makes it back to his feet and responds with an arm drag that puts Apathy down. The returning Apathy gets back to her feet and is taken over with a waist lock that places her back on the canvas. She slaps the mat and gets back to her feet, Tek moves in for a clothesline but instead, Apathy hops up, wrapping the People's champion up into a crucifix and pulls him down to the mat for the pinfall. Westbrook slides into position.
Tek forces his way out of the attempt after just two.
Zach Davis: And a nearfall there by Apathy, looking to end things early.
Shannan Lerch: But Tek able to power out at two! It's just way too soon in the match.
Zach Davis: Michael Santiago with a successful return last week, time to find out if Apathy will also wind up with a successful return.
Both competitors back to their feet and Apathy nails a suplex on Tek, sending him to the canvas. She moves in quickly to keep control, but Tek seizes an opportunity and pulls her into a small package. Westbrook again into position.
Apathy manages to break free after just two.
Zach Davis: And now Tek with a near fall of his own!
Shannan Lerch: Fast paced action from the get-go. Apathy looking to return to a decent start. Santiago eager to get into this contest.
She quickly makes her way toward her corner and tags in Michael Santiago who bursts into the ring like a house of fire. He rushes Tek with a clothesline just as the People's Champ was getting back to his feet. Santiago waves Tek on, wanting him to get back up. As he does, Santiago fires off a few sharp chops to the chest and follows up with an Irish whip. Tek into the ropes and Santiago with a flying forearm to send him down on the return. Santiago with a kip up and he is full of adrenaline.
Zach Davis: Eager isn't the half of it! He is on FIRE!
Shannan Lerch: Last week he ended things VERY quickly, and I don't doubt he aims to do the same here tonight.
Zach Davis: He may not have it so easy with Prophecy.
Tek gets back to his feet and Santiago is back at him, taking him for another Irish whip, though Tek reverses this one and catches Michael with a knee to the bread basket on the return. Tek takes control now and he pulls Santiago back to his feet, sending him back down with a scoop slam. With Santiago down and out, Tek tags SteelToe Joe into the bout.
Zach Davis: Steetoe Joe now in the mix. Santiago being worn down a little by Tek there before the tag.
Shannan Lerch: That is how these guys work so well together. Now Joe is going to pick apart the pieces.
Joe into the ring and he plants Santiago with a belly to belly suplex that sends the recently returned star up and over, crashing into the canvas. STJ wastes no time as he immediately goes for the cover.
Santiago shoots a shoulder up.
Shannan Lerch: See what I mean? Joe is a ring veteran. He knows where he is at all times and every time he forces Santiago to kick out, he is forcing him to use up his energy.
Zach Davis: Wow Shannan, since when did you start paying attention to how the mechanics of a match work?
Shannan Lerch: I've learned a thing or two over the years.
STJ starts putting the boots to Michael who fights to get back to his feet. Joe sends Santiago into the turnbuckle and follows it up with a HUGE splash in the corner. Santiago stumbles out of the corner and into STJ's waiting arms as he is taken down with a HARD faceplant DDT. Joe measuring Santiago as he waits for Michael to get back to his feet. STJ rushes in for a clothesline and it is ducked. Santiago with a dropkick to the back of Joe's head that sends him down. He buys himself some time and starts making his way to his corner.
Zach Davis: And a much needed recovery there for Santiago. He just needs to make the tag to Apathy.
Shannan Lerch: These two have neever tagged together before and they need to be making quick tags in and out.
Joe starts making it back to his feet and Santiago reaches up to tag Apathy back into the match. However, Apathy hops down from the apron and does not make the tag. Santiago has a look of disbelief upon his face as his partner abandons him.
Zach Davis: What the hell is this? Apathy won't make the tag!
Shannan Lerch: And look at Tek! He is applauding. He knew it all along. Apathy has joined the Prophecy! What a shocking turn of events!
Zach Davis: Now Apathy making her way over toward...well her opponents' corner here at ringside. I don't even know what to say about this.
Joe grabs hold of Michael's leg and yanks him away from the corner. He pulls Santiago up for the Steel Mill, but Santiago wiggles his way free and slids out of the predicament. STJ turns around as he realizes Santiago slipped from his grasp and Santiago fires off The Fault Line!
Shannan Lerch: Beautiful move!
Joe then slides out of the ring, saying "to hell with this." He walks to the back, no longer caring about the matchup.
Zach Davis: What a bizarre turn of events. Can't really blame Santiago here though, he got pretty screwed.
The referee tells Kyle Steel the official decision.
Kyle Steel: Due to the actions of Apathy, this match has officially been thrown out!
Regardless, The Prophecy begin celebrating as they makes their way toward the back, Apathy joining them.
Just as the announcements for the evening conclude, we are drawn to the video wall which displays number one contender to Jeff Purse's World Championship, Eric Price. He is somewhere backstage in an undisclosed location. The crowd begins to boo like crazy as they see his image appear on the screen.
Zach Davis: It appears as though we are going to get a few words from Eric Price before we get the action kicked off!
Shannan Lerch: He looks like he has something serious to say!
Eric remains on the screen as the cameras pan back away from him per his instruction. Set there before him on a large table top are two briefcases. Eric grins as he taps the cases a few times.
Eric Price: Good people of WCF, hello! Now, as many of you are aware, a travesty has taken place! An injustice that must be corrected. Sarah Twilight can not be allowed to officiate my match at One!
The crowd boos are deafening.
Eric Price: Yes, I know, I know! Your voices were to be heard last week and she ruined it! She tore up the petition that had a multitude of your signatures. Obviously she could not adhere to the will of the people. Therefore, I am forced to take drastic measures.
Zach Davis: What the hell is he talking about?
Shannan Lerch: With Eric Price, you never know.
Eric looks down at his two briefcases and the grin on his face widens.
Eric Price: You see, a contract signing has been slated to occur later in the evening thus making my match at One official. In the process it will set in stone the stipulation that Miss Twilight be allowed to officiate. I simply cannot allow that to happen. Therefore, I am offering up TWO MILLION DOLLARS of my own vast fortune to ensure that Miss Twilight does not have the chance to biasedly serve as the referee in my match!
Zach Davis: What?!
Shannan Lerch: Two Million dollars?! WOW!
The crowd boos even more. Eric opens the briefcases to reveal the money. Each case is full of crisp, new $100 bills.
Eric Price: That's right. I have placed a bounty on your head Miss Twilight. I warned you not to piss me off! I gave you every chance to do the right thing and you refused. I have given the board of directors every chance to reconsider, and they have not. Now, I take matters into my own hands!
Eric laughs as the feed on the viddeo wall goes black.
Zach Davis: I can't believe this! Eric Price has put a bounty on the head of Sarah Twilight to ensure that she won't make it to One as the special guest refer--hey! Where do you think you're going, Shannan?
Shannan Lerch: Are you kiddding me? I'm going to collect on that bounty!
Zach Davis: Sarah Twilight would wipe the floor with you, Shannan.
Shannan Lerch: Well...crap I didn't think about that. But come on, it's two million dollars! Help me out. The both of us working together...we can take her. And we can split the money!
Zach Davis: Are you listening to yourself right now? No...no way! I want no part of your ridiculous idea.
Shannan Lerch: Damn, was worth a try.
As we come back from commercial all of the participants are already in the ring. Referee Peter Laos calls for the bell and things get under way FAST. Blizzard nearly beheads Chris Guy with a devastaing clothesline. Meanwhile The Ninja catches Andy Ohno with a series of kicks in rapid succession that stager the man. Kale Windsor takes RvN over with a suplex. Laos is trying to keep an eye on everyone.
Zach Davis: Fast paced action from the sound of the bell as we are set to decide the number one contender to the People's Championship. That belt currently belonging to Tek.
Shannan Lerch: My head is nearly spinning! People everywhere! This is nuts!
Zach Davis: Every one of them trying to edge out the victory here tonight for that opportunity to face Tek. I think my favorite in this match would be The Ninja.
Shannan Lerch: Come on, are you serious? Blizzard for sure. Look at the war he had with Ducos. My money is on the Alaskan.
After Blizzard is finished disposing of Chris Guy, he moves in after Kale Windsor and catches the man with a few nasty headbutts from behind. Meanwhile, The Ninja has perched himself on the turnbuckle and dives off with a front flip leg drop across the throat of RvN. He covers quickly. Laos in position.
Blizzard turns his attention to the pinfall just in time and yanks The Ninja away from the attempt.
Zach Davis: And The Ninja so close!
Shannan Lerch: But my guy there for the save.
The Ninja hops back to his feet and sends a roundhouse kick at Blizzard, who ducks the shot and drops The Ninja with a chokeslam, only to be taken down by a Russian leg sweep courtesy of Kale Windsor. Andy Ohno is back to his feet as is RvN now, Ohno drops the good doctor with a DDT. Windsor comes out of the legsweep and notices Chris Guy charging him, he sends 'the cocky one' up and over the top rope with a back body drop! Chris Guy is down and OUT!
Zach Davis: Chris Guy just went for the ride of his life! I think he might be dead!
Shannan Lerch: Well he sure as hell isn't moving. And the action in the ring is not slowing down!
Windsor stays on a roll, sending a well placed kick to Andy Ohno and then leaping up and over the doubled over Ohno for a sunset flip pinning combination.
The Ninja manages to get there JUST in time with a well placed snap kick to break it up.
Zach Davis: And now The Ninja saves the matchup!
Shannan Lerch: I can't keep up with all of this. Action happening all over the place.
Zach Davis: Kinda like how your bedroom used to be?
Shannan Lerch: Exactl--HEY!
The Ninja follows up with a series of snap kicks to the head of Kale Windsor, knocking him to the canvas. He starts to set up for his pattented PK Combo when he is grabbed from behind into a reverse Rock Bottom.
Zach Davis: Session Ender!
Shannan Lerch: Oh that had to hurt!
Before RvN can even think about going for the pinfall on The Ninja, he is pulled into The Perfect Storm by Blizzard who powerbombs him to hell into the canvas.
Zach Davis: Holy crap! Blizzard just killed him! I'm almost sure of it!
Shannan Lerch: The Good Doctor NEEDS a Doctor after that one!
Blizzard no sooner drops RvN on his back than he is also taken completely off his feet by Andy Ohno who NAILS him with The Measurement striking spear.
Shannan Lerch: They're dropping like flies! Ohno just foldded Blizzard in HALF!
Zach Davis: I don't even know what to think anymore. These guys are demolishing one another!
Ohno gets up, yelling and screaming at Blizzard about how he is 'the man' right before he is spun around by a waiting Kale Windsor who pulls him into Final Destiny! Ohno hits the canvas and Windsor JUMPS on top of him for the pinfall without any hesitation. Laos into position.
Kyle Steel: The winner of this match....KALE WINDSOR!
Zach Davis: And this one is in the books! Kale Windsor with ANOTHER victory in a big match like this. He is now the number one contender to Tek's People's Title! Wow!
Shannan Lerch: Windsor coming out of nowhere and yes, he walks away from another huge matchup with a victory. But can he manage to pull the People's Championship away from Tek?
Zach Davis: Only time will tell, Shannan!
We again cut backstage where Eric Price is impatiently pacing back and forth in front of his two briefcases full of money. He stops in his tracks and his face lights up as someone enters the area he was in.
Eric Price: Ah yes, perfect! I don't need to know who you are. It makes things so much easier that way. Have you rendered her useless? Take me to her, I have to see!
Someone dressed in black from head to toe steps in front of Eric. A mask covering their face and the person folds their arms, looking at Eric.
Masked Person: I don't think I can trust you. I want half now, and the other half you can give me after I take her out.
Eric grabs hold of both briefcases and looks shocked at such a proposal.
Eric Price: What?! No. That's not how this works, you take her out and then I pay you.
The masked individual shrugs and starts walking away, commenting.
Masked Person: Suit yourself. That signing is in about an hour. Either you want her taken out, or you don't.
Eric is faced with a sense of urgency as he ponders the thought of her refereeing his match.
Eric Price: Wait! Alright, alright. I'll give you half now. But not a penny more until the bitch is laid up in the hospital somewhere, preferrably on life support. I don't even care, just get rid of her!
Eric hesitantly hands over one of the two briefcases to the masked individual. The person nods and walks out of the room. Eric watches intently, a look of uncertainty upon his face.
Zach Davis: Well it appears that someone has accepted the bounty! I'd be looking over my shoulder right now if I was Sarah Twilight.
Shannan Lerch: Hey don't look at me. I haven't moved. You know, that could have been us getting that money if you'd have listened to me!
Zach Davis: Shannan just...UGH!
"Man of constant sorrow" by Charm City Devils starts playing as a Rebel Flag flies on the jumbotron and Confederate Wrestlers blasts threw the flag in red. Out walks Adam Young, Seppuku, and Elvis Lee. Adam is carrying a Rebel Flag in his street clothes as Seppuku and Elvis are dressed to wrestle. Adam stops half way to the ring and starts yelling at the fans. Seppuku and Elvis climb into the ring ready to do battle.
The Lights cut out inside the arena as a the jumbo-tron lights up with a rebel flag, then all of a sudden the sounds of Kick it in the Sticks start to resonate through out the arena
Welcome to the home of a hillbilly
All of a sudden Red Pyro shoots from the stage as John Thomas and Justin Turner walk onto the stage both of their women by their sides.
Our side of a barbed wire
Justin slides into the ring as John climbs the steps and into the ring.
Zach Davis: We heard Adam Young make a challenge to Doc Henry last week. Will Doc be here to answer?
The bell sounds and Justin Turner and John Thomas run at Elvis and Seppuku. They pound away at them and throw Seppupu out of the ring, onto Adam Young. John hits Elvis with a Country Drop!, as Justin hits a Freak-Out!
Shannan Lerch: DEATH DRIVE! OUT OF NOWHERE!
John pins Elvis quickly, hooking his leg.
Zach Davis: Welp... Southern Discomfort picks up the win pretty damn easily here tonight.
Elvis rolls out of the ring. Barely haven broken a sweat, John Thomas grabs a mic.
John Thomas: What a pathetic excuse for a tag team! Doc Henry, I've heard rumor that you're here tonight to answer Adam Young's challenge. Are THOSE the kind of men you want to fight against?
The fans boo.
John Thomas: Henry, you and I respect one another. I know you're a fightin' Champion, and if you're going to defend the Confederate Championship, how about you defend it against a REAL Confederate wrestler such as myself!?
The fans cheer that idea!, and all of a sudden Cowboys From Hell begins playing.
Shannan Lerch: Isn't that... isn't that the old Southern Pride music?
Zach Davis: It sure is!
Doc Henry steps out onto the entryway!, Confederate Championship over his shoulder! The fans actually cheer him as he has a mic and begins to speak.
Doc Henry: Know what, Thomas? You're absolutely correct. I planned on acceptin' Adam Young's challenge and provin' once and for all that he's an embarrassment to the word "confederate," but you're right, I'd rather face a respectable man such as yourself. You're on!
The crowd pops!
Shannan Lerch: Whoa! Doc Henry versus the Hardcore Redneck at One!
Cowboys From Hell plays again as Doc turns around and leaves and Southern Discomfort talks over this development in the ring.
"Flashlight" by Parliament Funkadelic plays over the PA.
Zach Davis: Steve Orbit?
Shannan Lerch: Yup, here he comes!
Zach Davis: Last week, Stuart Slane produced the results of an investigation into Steve Orbit's past, getting into his criminal history and some pretty nasty stuff.
Shannan Lerch: Right, and he used that information to convince everyone that the Mack is unfit to be United States champion... or anyone's neighbor, for that matter.
Steve Orbit appears the top of the ramp to a huge pop. He is wearing a long mink coat over his wrestling gear, and a mink hat to match. Also, he is carrying a decorated cane, which he twirls as he makes his way to the ring, interacting with ladies in the audience.
Shannan Lerch: Bitches love Steve Orbit.
Zach Davis: ... Right.
Orbit enters the ring to another huge pop from the crowd. His music cuts as he motions for a mic, which is quickly given to him by a ringhand.
Steve Orbit: Ladies and gentlemen... pimps, hoes, players and hustlers.
Steve Orbit: As you all know, I'ma defend my United States title against "Scoutmaster" Stewie Slane at the One pay per view on January sixth. As you also know, the Mack and the Scoutmaster... well, we got some issues with each other, you know what I'm sayin'. Last week, Scoutmaster took it upon himself to come out here and present his case about your boy, how I used to sell dope, and do all kinda dumb shit when I was young. Now y'all know me by now-- I ain't no liar, I ain't no fraud. Everything he showed you last week, it was for real, I ain't denyin' that. I'm a man, I admit my mistakes... and I paid for my mistakes. I paid my debt to society.
Small pop from the crowd. Orbit starts to pace around the ring.
Steve Orbit: But look, that's not why I'm out here. See, I got to thinkin' about what Slane did last week... and I thought, Stuart Slane is the type of guy who, unlike myself, he truly pretends to be something that he is not. Stuart Slane is a guy who pretends to be righteous. He pretends to be some kinda... some kinda upstanding, moral guy, when the truth is, he's just a paranoid bully who can't admit when he's wrong.
Steve Orbit: So with that in mind, I decided I'd do my own investigation. If Slane wants to play games, I say let's play-- and let this be a lesson to everyone, if you gon' play games, make sure you know who the fuck you playin' with.
"Follow Me, Boys!" plays over the PA.
Zach Davis: Strong words from Steve Orbit, and of course, here comes Slane to respond--
Shannan Lerch: That's not Slane! What the hell?
Three of Orbit's girls come out, dressed more conservatively than usual. They are leading a group of five young boy scouts by the hand. The group of hoes and boy scouts makes their way to the ring.
Zach Davis: The boy scouts?!
The scouts come into the ring, led by the three girls. The girls wave to the crowd, and then greet Orbit by kissing the gold ring on his finger. Then they line up behind him. The five boy scouts line up in front of Orbit, facing him. The crowd is buzzing, confused.
Steve Orbit: Come on y'all, let's hear it for these young troopers! They might help your momma cross the street or somethin' one day.
The boys turn and wave, and the crowd pops.
Steve Orbit: Aight, some of you may be wondering why I invited these boys here tonight. The truth is, these boys were all in Stuart Slane's troop when he was with the Boy Scouts. Isn't that right boys?
Orbit puts the mic in front of the first boy. He responds timidly.
Scout #1: Yes, sir.
The rest of the boys nod in agreement.
Steve Orbit: Right. These brave young men are here to tell y'all the truth about Stuart Slane. See, some of you may not know, that Stuart Slane was kicked out of the Boy Scouts. That's why he's tryin' to start his own troop, Slane's Scouts.
Orbit pauses for a crowd reaction.
Steve Orbit: Yeah, nobody's heard of it, don't worry. Anyway, I did a little research, and as it turns out, "Scoutmaster" Stuart Slane was known as a real hard-ass, a real tough-guy around these kids. Apparently he ran the troop like they was a military unit... you know, since he probably couldn't cut it in the real military.
The crowd laughs.
Steve Orbit: But enough out of me. I'ma let the boys tell you. Let's start with you, what was Stuart Slane like when he was your Scoutmaster?
He puts the mic in front of the second boy. He looks nervous.
Scout #2: Um... he's not here, is he?
Steve Orbit: Son, I told you, as long as I'm out here, Stuart Slane ain't gonna be able to hurt you, or anyone. Just tell the truth. Tell these nice people what you told me earlier, aight?
The boy swallows a lump in his throat, and continues to talk.
Scout #2: Scoutmaster Slane is the scariest man I ever saw. He used to... one time, he made us carry these big, heavy logs for hours, and hours. And if anyone dropped it, he would... he would make fun of us in front of everyone, and call us weak, and call us bad names in front of everyone.
The boy starts to tear up. Orbit takes the mic from him.
Steve Orbit: It's ok. Thank you for answering the question. You're making your troop proud.
The boy half-smiles. Orbit moves to the next boy.
Steve Orbit: So how about you, young man? Was Stuart Slane mean to you, too?
Orbit hands the mic to the boy.
Scout #3: Yes. I hate him! I told my parents, but they... [sob] they didn't believe me, until one day I had to go to the doctor because I... I fainted in the woods.
Orbit takes the mic and pats the boy on the head.
Steve Orbit: You fainted? What happened?
Orbit hands the boy the mic.
Scout #3: Scoutmaster Slane used to make us... he wouldn't give us any normal food, like sandwiches and hotdogs and stuff. He made us find food in the woods, and if we didn't find any, he made us stay hungry all day, and one day I couldn't find any... [sob] and I felt funny, then I fainted.
Orbit takes the mic.
Steve Orbit: I'm really sorry that Scoutmaster Slane did that to you, son. I think we all can see that he's not a very nice person.
Orbit walks in front of the fifth boy, who is clearly older than the rest, probably in his early teens.
Steve Orbit: How about you, my man? Did Stuart Slane treat you the same way he treated these poor young fellas?
He hands the mic to the boy.
Scout #5: Yeah, he was a jerk. My parents said Scoutmaster Slane is insane. They told me he was stealing money from the Boy Scouts and spending it on weird survival stuff, and that he was forcing the troop to build bomb shelters for him. Everyone is glad he's gone.
Orbit laughs, and takes the mic from the young man.
Steve Orbit: To tell you the truth, all of us around here can't wait 'til he gone either.
The crowd laughs.
Steve Orbit: Aight, I think that's enough, fellas. I think everyone can see the point I'm tryin' to make. Stuart Slane is a bully, a psychopath, a delusional freak.
The crowd pops.
Steve Orbit: That being said, I promised you boys were gonna have a good time... so let's party!
"Flashlight" by Parliament Funkadelic hits the PA, and the arena goes dark. A strobe light pops on and Orbit's girls start to dance with the boys, PG dancing of course. The boys look to be having a great time in the ring as colored lights flash all around, and Orbit joins in with the dancing.
Zach Davis: Hey. That looks like fun. Maybe I'll take off my headset and join them!
Shannan Lerch: Please. I saw you dance at the WCF Christmas Party. Stephen Hawking has better moves than you.
Zach Davis: You know who Stephen Hawking is? Color me shocked.
Orbit, the women, and the kids dance for a bit longer. Suddenly the music cuts out, followed by the strobe lights.
Shannan Lerch: Looks like the party's over.
From the gorilla position Stuart Slane stalks out onto the stage. The crowd boos loudly.
Zach Davis: Yep, definitely over.
Scoutmaster stalks back and forth, glaring down the ramp towards Orbit and his guests. He rubs his face angrily, his right eye twitching. Finally, he stops pacing and speaks into his mic.
Slane: How dare you! How dare you try to impugn my record as a leader of men! Using these... washouts!
He points at the group of boys, who look nervous. They step behind the Mack reflexively.
Slane: Failures, each and every one of them! They quit on the scouts, they quit on themselves, and they quit on me! Of course they would accept a chance to make themselves famous by bad-mouthing the only MAN they ever knew in their spoiled little lives!
The fans really let Scouty have it. The jeers become deafening.
Slane: And you, Mister Orbit, you just proved yourself to be as desperate for attention as these five milksops! Its not enough for you to use women to get what you want, but now children?! You repulse me with how low you will stoop to try and discredit my reputation! You know I am the better man, just like I will be the better wrestler at "One", when I defeat you for the United States Title!
Surprisingly, Orbit is laughing with a big grin on his face.
Steve Orbit: Better man, huh? I wonder what your wife would have to say about that?
The crowd collectively "ooooooooh"'s. Slane looks at Orbit like he doesn't understand.
Steve Orbit: I'm glad you came out here, Slane. You right on time. See, there's one more peice of my investigation. I said I was gon' find out what I could about you, and the thought came to me that the best person to ask would be the person who knows you the best.
Slane mouths "God?", and looks puzzled.
Steve Orbit: Roll the tape, y'all.
The arena darkens, and the titantron comes to life with bold white letters reading "Slane Residence". The letters fade and we are shown a home, with a mailbox at the end of the driveway reading "SLANE". Orbit's new ride, a '67 Eldorado creeps into the driveway. The audience is heard gasping. The scene fades, and returns inside the home. Mrs. Slane sits on a couch next to "The Mack" Steve Orbit. She has a somber look on her face. Slane's three children are seen in the background, playing with gifts which we can presume were brought by Orbit-- one of them has flashing sunglasses, another a pimp cane, and the oldest is trying on a pair of platform shoes-- they look confused by the gifts. Orbit is in the middle of asking Mrs. Slane if she's ready.
Steve Orbit: I just wanna thank you for inviting me into your home and taking the time to talk to me, Mrs. Slane. It really means a lot to me, you know, I just wanna understand what's behind Stuart's... his emotional situation.
Mrs. Slane: Oh, you're welcome. If you think it will help Stu...
Orbit grins at the camera.
Steve Orbit: You have no idea. Anyway, let's get started. Mrs. Slane, how long have you known Stuart?
Mrs. Slane: Well, Stuart and I have known each other since we were kids. We were high school sweethearts, and things were so much easier... things were so simple. We were in love, we started a family, and everything was really nice for a long time...
The hurt is written all over her face.
Steve Orbit: I know this is hard for you. Please, tell me, what changed as time went on?
Mrs. Slane: Stuart became distant... over the years, he became more and more obsessed with the collapse of society, and the apocalypse--
Orbit lets out a quick giggle and tries to turn it into a cough.
Steve Orbit: Ahem, excuse me. Please, continue.
Mrs. Slane: All he ever talked about was how we need to be prepared, we need to be ready. He really did a number on the kids-- they are... well, all of us are in the healing process now, through therapy, and through our church family.
Steve Orbit: Does Stuart know your family is in therapy?
Mrs. Slane: Of course. I pleaded with him to please, come with us, but he would never agree to it. He's violently opposed to it, he said that therapy would brainwash us, and it's for the weak. When he was let go from the Scouts, he only became more paranoid. He was working as a taxidermist, but he stopped and began to use all of our family savings to pay for lawyers to sue for his old position with the Scouts... I offered to get a job to help out with our finances, but he refused to let me--
Mrs. Slane starts to tear up. Orbit passes her a box of tissues from a side table, and rubs her arm, comforting her.
Steve Orbit: There there, Mrs. Slane. I know this is difficult for you.
The scene briefly cuts back to the arena, showing Slane watching the titantron in disbelief. He is frozen except for a twitch in his right eye.
Back at the Slane residence...
Steve Orbit: So where does your relationship with Stuart currently stand?
Mrs. Slane: We're seperated... on the verge of divorce. [sob] I never wanted it to be like this. I keep waiting for Stuart... the old Stuart, to come back home. But I believe that this is the only way I can get him to realize that the marriage is over, and my only hope is that he will get the help that he needs.
Steve Orbit: Oh, he gon' get it, don't worry Mrs. Slane. Please, just one more question and I'll be on my way. I realize this may be difficult for you to answer, but please... it's for Stuart's own good. He needs to understand the pain that he caused in his own household. Mrs. Slane, did Stuart's paranoid ideas and the stress that he put on you, and the family... did it affect your love life?
Mrs. Slane: I...
Steve Orbit: It's for the best, Mrs. Slane.
Mrs. Slane: We did have... romantic problems. Stuart was under so much stress all the time, it did affect his ability to "perform"... and again, he was unwilling to look to any kind of medical or psychological aid for the problem.
Orbit laughs out loud, again disguising it as a cough.
Steve Orbit: AHEM, excuse me... must be comin' down with somethin'. Anyway, Mrs. Slane, again I really want to thank you for taking the time to do this. I only hope that this will help Stuart in the long-run.
Mrs. Slane: Oh, me too. Thank you, Mr. Orbit. Can I get you another glass of lemonade?
Steve Orbit: I'm fine, thanks.
Orbit leans in and comforts Mrs. Slane, softly rubbing her back.
Steve Orbit: You a brave woman Mrs. Slane. I wish you all the best.
Orbit motions for the camera to cut.
Back in the arena, Slane slowly walks towards the ring with an emotionless look on his face. Orbit addresses the crowd.
Steve Orbit: See, y'all? That's mister integrity for you right there. His own family thinks he's a wackjob!
Slane reaches the ring and climbs on the apron. Orbit directs his girls to take the young scouts out of the ring and to the back, out of harm's way. He focuses on Slane.
Steve Orbit: Nah, you ain't gotta thank me, Slane. I did it because... [laughs] I did it because I wanna help you.
Orbit doubles over with laughter. Slane enters the ring and slowly walks up to Orbit. Orbit raises up, and the two men are face to face for a moment, locking eyes. The crowd waits in silence, except one man is heard screaming "kick his ass Orbit!"
Zach Davis: Now is probably a good time to call security.
Shannan Lerch: Scoutmaster looks... I don't even think there are words.
Orbit and Slane start some inaudible trash talking. Slane pushes Orbit. Orbit shoves him back, and immediately they start trading right hands, eventually exploding into an all-out brawl. The crowd starts to go insane. The two men begin rolling around on the mat, each man trying to defend and attack simultaneously.
Zach Davis: Look at Slane's eyes. I think this has gone beyond a wrestling contest. These men really want to hurt each other.
Finally, they roll out of the ring. Orbit goes to slam Slane's head into the ring steps, but Slane blocks it, and it's Orbit's head that goes into the steel steps. Orbit holds his head and Slane grabs him, but Orbit thumbs his eye, sending him stumbling back. Orbit snaps off a pair of jabs and then lunges forward, sending both men into the guardrail, and they continue brawling at ringside.
Zach Davis: Here comes security.
Shannan Lerch: Good thing. Let these guys settle this in the ring at One.
Zach Davis: I think the crowd wants to see them settle it right here.
Four men dressed in black come and after some resistance, they break up the fight. The crowd starts to boo the security, starting a chant of "let-them-fight!" The scene ends with Orbit and Slane seperated, but both still trying to attack each other. Cut to commercial.
During commercial, Waylon Cash has entered the ring, joining his severely pissed off partner Steve Orbit.
Live To Rise by Soundgarden starts to play as Miyoko Shiokawa-Reeves and Fergus Callaghan make there way onto the stage wearing Green and Red attire, both high five each other and sprint down to the ring and slide into the ring together. Both climb up opposite turnbuckles to each other and both do a backflip off into the middle of the ring.
Kyle Steel: Now in the ring from the Land of The Rising Sun and from the Emerald Isle weighing in at a combined weight of 325 pounds, Miyoko Shiokawa-Reeves and 'The Irish Nailbomb" Fergus Callaghan, they are Kazoku!
Zach Davis: Here's the team of two relative newcomers, Miyoko Shiokawa-Reeves and Fergus Callaghan.
Shannan Lerch: We saw Shiokawa-Reeves come close to winning the TV title a few weeks ago, now it looks like she has her eyes on the tag team division with her partner, Fergus Callaghan.
Kyle Steel: In the ring, accompanied by their manager, Roxxanne Savage, with a combined weight of four-hundred and seventy pounds. Representing Genesis, "The Hellbilly" Waylon Cash, and "The Mack" Steve Orbit... The Homegrown Players!
Zach Davis: And of course, two men that really need no introduction.
Shannan Lerch: Former World champion Waylon Cash, and current United States champion "The Mack" Steve Orbit.
Zach Davis: These guys will get a shot at winning the vacant WCF Tag Team championship belts at the One pay per view, but tonight their focus will be on Kazoku. If Orbit CAN focus, that is.
DING DING DING
The match starts with Orbit and Callaghan in the ring. They slap hands as a sign of respect before they begin to circle each other. They tie up, each man trying to get momentum, but neither man budges-- Callaghan backs Orbit into a corner.
Zach Davis: The ref breaking them up-- Orbit with a nice jab, caught the Irishman right on the jaw.
Orbit lunges forward trying to grab Callaghan, but Callaghan avoids him, hitting a jab of his own. It quick deteriorates into a slugfest, with each man hitting rights and lefts, until Callaghan hits a nice European uppercut, stunning Orbit.
Zach Davis: Callaghan whips Orbit to the ropes and... belly-to-belly suplex! Callaghan covers Orbit.
Shannan Lerch: Orbit kicks out before two.
Callaghan stays on Orbit, locking in an armbar.
Shannan Lerch: Now Callaghan is trying to wear down the US champ.
Orbit yells out in pain, inching towards his corner, where Cash is waiting for the tag. After a few moments and a brief struggle, Orbit is able to make the tag to Cash.
Zach Davis: Here comes the Hellbilly!
As Cash comes in, Callaghan swings a big right hand, which is blocked-- Cash hits a throat chop, followed by a knee lift. Cash continues with knee thrusts to Callaghan's gut. Cash drops Callaghan with a snap DDT, and covers him.
Shannan Lerch: Another quick kickout, this time by Fergus Callaghan.
Zach Davis: Both teams are trying to end this one early.
Cash brings Callaghan back to his feet with him, hitting him with forearm smashes. He whips Callaghan to the ropes, but Callaghan hangs on to the top rope-- he quickly makes the tag to Miyoko.
Zach Davis: And here comes the Hardcore Princess, she springboards in, catching Waylon with a high kick!
Shannan Lerch: At 5 foot 2 and a hundred and ten pounds, she sure looks small next to Waylon Cash. But you know what they say, big things come in--
Zach Davis: Small package! Miyoko rolls up Cash!
Shannan Lerch: Kickout at two, she almost had him!
Zach Davis: Clearly she caught Waylon off-guard.
They both get to their feet, and Miyoko starts with a series of left and right kicks to Cash's legs. Eventually the kicks cause Waylon to drop to one knee. Miyoko runs to the ropes, bouncing off for momentum, and goes for a crossbody--
Zach Davis: Cash counters with a powerslam! And now it's Waylon Cash on the offensive, stomping away at Miyoko.
Shannan Lerch: You can see it on Waylon Cash's face-- he'd rather not be beating up a female half his size.
Zach Davis: True, but the Hellbilly will do what it takes to get the job done.
Cash pulls Miyoko up, and hits a gutwrench suplex. He covers Miyoko, hooking the leg.
Shannan Lerch: No, kickout at two and a half!
Cash grabs Miyoko by the leg and drags her to his corner, making the tag to Orbit.
Shannan Lerch: Waylon's telling the Mack to keep it professional, that's classic.
Zach Davis: Well, we've seen Steve Orbit with some... questionable moves in matches against members of the fairer sex.
Orbit comes in, dropping an elbow to the inside of Miyoko's leg before Waylon lets go.
Shannan Lerch: Please, they all wanted it.
Zach Davis: Sure, blame the victim.
With Miyoko on the mat, Orbit leaps up high in the air, dropping an elbow to her chest. Orbit gets back to his feet and starts making some goofy kung-fu faces, adopting the crane stance.
Shannan Lerch: Here comes the crane-- NO!
Zach Davis: Miyoko springs off the mat, clipping Orbit's leg at the knee! That's what he gets for messing around.
Orbit holds his knee on the mat as Miyoko climbs the turnbuckles. She leaps off the top turnbuckle, catching the Mack with a flying fistdrop. Miyoko pulls Orbit off the mat and stands him up, hitting a few chops to his chest before dropping him again with a russian legsweep. She quickly covers him.
Zach Davis: Orbit gets the shoulder up and rolls away, rolling out of the ring.
Shannan Lerch: Looks like the Mack needs a breather.
Orbit starts to walk around the ring. Miyoko makes the tag to Fergus. Callaghan enters the ring, waiting for Orbit to return. The ref starts the ten count.
Orbit fakes entering under the bottom rope, but backs off when Fergus approaches.
Orbit climbs onto the apron and enters through the ropes. Callaghan charges with a running clothesline, dropping Orbit. On the mat, Orbit grabs Callaghan's foot, pulling it out from under him and causing him to drop face-first. Orbit holds onto the foot, putting Fergus in an ankle lock.
Zach Davis: The Mack going with an ankle lock, trying to keep the Irish brawler on the mat.
Orbit twists the ankle, but Fergus refuses to submit. His face turns red as he yells out in pain. After a few moments, Fergus finally repositions himself and uses his free leg to shove Orbit backwards, breaking the hold. Fergus gets up, stumbling on the hurt ankle-- Orbit goes for a standing dropkick, but does not connect as Callaghan side-steps it.
Zach Davis: Now it's Callaghan on top of the Mack, drilling him with right hands.
Shannan Lerch: Orbit is holding his arms up trying to defend himself, but a lot of those punches are connecting.
Finally, Callaghan pulls Orbit to his feet. He whips Orbit to the ropes, and--
Zach Davis: Tilt-a-whirl piledriver by Fergus Callaghan!
Shannan Lerch: What a beautiful move, here's the pin, could this be it?!
Shannan Lerch: NO, Orbit powers out before three!
Zach Davis: Fergus Callaghan just came within a hair of pinning the United States champion!
Orbit lays on the mat in pain. Callaghan approaches to grab him, but Orbit hits a low blow out of desperation. Fergus doubles over, and Orbit dives, making the tag to Waylon Cash.
Shannan Lerch: Steve Orbit resorting to illegal tactics to save himself.
Cash enters the ring quickly, grabbing the doubled over Callaghan and slamming him head first into the turnbuckle, twice, three times. Callaghan stumbles backwards and Waylon grabs him, going for a neckbreaker--
Zach Davis: Fergus slips out and quickly reverses, delivering a neckbreaker on Cash!
Fergus heads towards his corner, but Waylon stumbles to his feet and drops him with a chop block-- Waylon goes to grab Callaghan off the mat, but Callaghan elbows him in the gut--
Shannan Lerch: And Callaghan dives, making the tag to Shiokawa-Reeves!
Zach Davis: What a great tag team match this has been so far.
Miyoko comes in on fire, and begins trading blows with Waylon.
Zach Davis: Waylon getting the upper hand with the obvious strength advantage here.
But Miyoko shoves Waylon, sending him stumbling back into the corner! Miyoko backs up and charges at him-- thinking quickly, Waylon drop-toes her into the second turnbuckle!
Zach Davis: The Hellbilly dropping elbow after elbow-- and he tags in the Mack!
Shannan Lerch: Waylon's got the Hardcore Princess set up for a powerbomb, if this is what I think it is, it's bad news for Kazoku!
Waylon lifts Miyoko up and powerbombs her, as Orbit jumps up and hits a double-knee backbreaker.
Zach Davis: Chiropractic Bitch Slap! It's gotta be over!
Steve Orbit pins Miyoko.
DING DING DING
"Toast to the Fam" by Boondox plays over the PA.
Zach Davis: The Homegrown Players pick up another win!
Shannan Lerch: But what a great showing by Kazoku, proving they can hang with some of the best that the WCF has to offer.
Waylon and Orbit celebrate in the ring, dancing to their theme music. Miyoko regroups with Callaghan and they walk up the ramp towards the back. Cut to commercial.
Sitting inside of the locker room is "The Youngest Hero" Christopher Kane finishing up putting his gear on. His trunks are covered with a pair of gym shorts as he slips a black armband onto his left shoulder. He leans back with iPod blaring music into his ears.
Christopher Kane: Bouncing souls no one can beat us...
His voice trails off as he tilts his head up to see the beautiful figure of Kaylyn James Evans standing before him. Chris pulls his earbuds out as he stands up.
Christopher Kane: Didn't expect to see you here.
Kaylyn laughed softly having caught him off guard but let it go.
Kaylyn James Evans: You didn't think I wouldn't stop by before your match and not wish you luck now did you?
Kaylyn raised a brow while looking at him before leaning against the wall.
Kaylyn James Evans: I thought you knew me better than that.
Christopher chuckles himself leaning against the same wall. He makes sure his shorts are on before continuing to ensure that there are not any wandering eyes though what she has on could certainly have him at attention easily.
Christopher Kane: I do but I thought Scott would have you on a leash as it'd be "good for business."
A scoff escapes from Chris' mouth as he continues to speak his mind.
Christopher Kane: I thank you for the wish of luck but there seems to be something else on your mind. Living in a house full of women, I've learned to pick up on this sort of thing.
He was right about that. Wishing him luck was not the only thing on her mind.
Kaylyn James Evans: Honestly, and I don't care if you and he have spoken already or not... I just want you to be careful around Scott. He ugh... definitely has a way with words, and he is a sneaky one. So just... be careful around him, okay?"
She trusted her manager... but she also knew how he was before signing on the dotted lines. People might not understand the way they work, but that didn't matter to her.
Christopher Kane: I understand your concern completely but he talked to me earlier today and apologized for his actions. I thought that was awfully big of him.
Now a smile is on the teenager's face as most men would kill to be in his shoes right now. He touches Kaylyn on the shoulder, trying to ensure that he isn't the least bit worried.
Christopher Kane: Trust me when I say I know exactly what it is I'm doing. I know I'm young and stuff, but I've been around wrestling since I was a little kid. I know this business better then I do masturbation.
Kaylyn James Evans: Jesus Chris! Ever hear of TMI? Anyway, good luck tonight, hopefully you didn't spend too much time staring at any posters in your room and got plenty of rest."
She laughed softly, she couldn't help but to tease him for having her poster on his walls. Then again, she didn't feel any type of way regarding it either.
Christopher Kane: Oh its not that kept me up the other night. Besides I'm sure you have a poster or two on your wall yourself.
That smiles grows even wider. Christopher crosses his arms before looking Kaylyn up and down.
Christopher Kane: Just relax, Kaylyn. Don't worry about a thing. We're going to steal the show at One. We'll go viral and show people what the Internet Title is about. And after I beat you, I'll give you a signed poster of myself for your wall.
Kaylyn James Evans: No matter what happens at ONE, we will both be going viral, that is for sure.
She laughed softly before turning her back and walking out of the door, stopping to look back for just a second.
Kaylyn James Evans: And maybe instead, I will let you stop by my house and sign the one that is already next to my bed.
Without another word, only a wink sent towards him, she walked out of the room and made her way down the hall, all smiles.
Christopher Kane: Yeah, and you probably get ten to fifteen for thinkin' those thoughts about me too...
Christopher sits back down as he chuckles to himself again, going back to putting on his kickpads...
Zach Davis: This next match is going to very interesting. Two extremely talented wrestlers, John Gable and Christopher Kane, matching up tonight as both try to continue their climb here in WCF.
Shannan Lerch: Chris Kane is the WCF Internet Champion and John Gable is looking to make a career for himself on screen. Only in WCF could you see a match between an actor and internet phenomenon.
“Things That You Oughta Know” by Chronic Future blasts over the P.A. System. John Gable enters through the current wearing a baseball cap, sunglasses, a leather jacket acting as if he was trying not to be noticed. He looks out to the crowd while trying to hide his face. He steps down the ramp as Humphrey Craig followed with a sign reading “future Oscar recipient”. John Gable slides into the ring and rips off his 'disguise'.
Shannan Lerch: There’s Gable. He’s aiming to use WCF as a springboard to an acting career but…
Zach Davis: ….but he’d better avoid shots to the face, or that career plan will go right out the window.
The beginning of "This Fire Burns" by Killswitch Engage begins to play as people rise to their feet. A few moments pass by as out steps "The Youngest Hero" Christopher Kane. He motions for people to get to their feet if they're not already. Christopher begins to walk to the ring, slapping hands with the many fans who have their hands out over the guard rails. The WCF fans are cheering loudly for Christopher Kane as he hops up onto the ring apron before going to the turnbuckle and heading up to the top buckle. He raises his arms into the air for more noise before jumping into the ring, making a roll and popping back up to his feet. "The Youngest Hero" backs off into a corner and waits for the match to begin.
Shannan Lerch: Would it be wrong to be attracted to a fifteen year old?
Zach Davis: Jesus fucking Christ Shannan, keep it in your pants. He can’t even drive yet.
Shannan Lerch: I can drive him around, that wouldn’t be the problem.
Zach Davis: …
Both wrestlers meet in the center of the ring as the referee goes through the rules of the contest.
Zach Davis: Looks like we’re about to get started.
Ding, Ding, Ding.
John Gable explodes forward and fires the first shot. Chris Kane stumbles backwards and then walks right back into another right hand from Gable, and another, and another! Gable whips Kane to the ropes. Kane bounces back and Gable nearly takes his head off with a vicious clothesline! Gable brings Kane to his feet and whips him into the turnbuckle. Gable charges at Chris looking to perform a splash into the turnbuckle, but Chris Kane gets a leg up and hits Gable in the jaw.
Gable hits the mat, cupping his chin, and wrenching in pain. Chris Kane takes advantage, hopping up on the second rung off the turnbuckle and flying off with a perfectly executed elbow drop onto Gable's chest. Gable clenches his chest, rolling around the ring in pain. Chris Kane follows up, sending stiff boots into Gable's sore chest.
Zach Davis: Chris Kane taking an early control of this match.
Gable continues clutching his chest during Chris's assault of stomps. Kane finally brings the weakened future actor to his feet and crashes him back down to the mat with a quick snap suplex. Chris Kane scoops Gable back up and follows with a second devastating snap suplex. From there Kane runs over to the bottom rope and springboards himself back toward Gable, hitting a double stomp. He drops down and hooks the leg.
Gable kicks out.
Shannan Lerch: Chris Kane doing his work to wear down John Gable. A little bit of the tactician coming out here, obviously something taught to him by his father.
Chris Kane grabs Gable by his hair, and hooks his head, setting him up for a DDT.
Zach Davis: No! Gable saw it coming and reverses…
…right into a belly to belly suplex. Chris Kane flies across the ring but manages to get back to his feet rather quickly. Gable scrambles forward and spears Kane down to the ground, raining left and right hands down upon him. Kane avoids some of the strikes, rolling out of Gable's fists, grabbing Gable's arm, trading places with him and locking him in an arm bar!
Zach Davis: You’re right Shannan, even at his young age Chris Kane is a very technically sound wrestler.
Chris Kane cranks back on Gable's arm, Gable stretches his free hand out to the ropes but is too far away. Gable manages to fight to his feet, bringing Kane with him, but Kane refuses to release the hold. Gable reserves the momentum and gets out of it hitting Chris with an arm drag! Kane hops back to his feet, Gable, again, takes Chris back down with another arm drag. Chris Kane, still maintaining his energy, yet again quickly gets to his feet. Gable's now limp arm throws a sloppy clothesline, Kane ducks it, slips behind Gable and wraps him up into a sleeper hold.
Shannan Lerch: Good god, Chris Kane is taking John Gable to school right now.
Zach Davis: Acting school?
Shannan Lerch: Whatever it is, John Gable isn’t able to get any momentum right now.
The sleeper hold begins to take Gable down, and both men drop to their knees. Eventually Gable is lying on his side with Chris Kane right on him keeping the sleeper applied. Gable's eyes shut and the referee drops to his side and lifts his arm, and, it drops. The referee raises his arm again, and, again…it drops.
Zach Davis: Gable is out cold. I think this match be coming to a close.
The referee lifts Gable's arm for the last time and drops it, but, just before it can hit the mat, Gable opens his eyes and shoots his arm up into the air. Gable explodes back to his feet, Chris Kane still holding on for dear life, Gable elbows Chris's side and Kane is forced to let go. Gable slips behind Kane and now locks him into a sleeper hold.
Shannan Lerch: Chris Kane getting a taste of his own medicine!
Chris Kane's eyes get wide, Gable smells blood, and flips over Chris's shoulder looking for a DDT, but Kane is able to grab Gable in mid-flight, and drops him crotch first onto the top rope. Gable straddles the ropes, holding his groin in pain. Chris Kane takes advantage of Gable's fragile state, ripping him off the ropes with a forearm that sends Gable crashing onto the outside mat.
Shannan Lerch: Chris Kane looking to take advantage right here….
The Youngest Hero hops to the top rope and flies off looking for a moonsault on John Gable, but comes up empty handed! John Gable just manages to get out of the way in time and quickly collects himself. Back on his feet now Gable grabs Kane and slides him into the ring. From there Gable picks up Kane and hits him with the ‘Cinema Paradiso!’
Zach Davis: John Gable going for the cover!
NO! Chris Kane manages to kick out in time.
Gable rolls over on his back, shaking his head in frustration. He uses the ring ropes to help himself to his feet. He carries himself over to the downed Chris, grabbing at his hair, and yanking him up to his feet. But, Chris Kane explodes out of nowhere, hitting Gable with a sick forearm, and then whipping him to the ropes. Gable hits the ropes, bounces off, runs back to Chris with a clothesline, connecting.
Zach Davis: John Gable able to thwart a momentum turn opportunity by Chris Kane.
With Kane on the ground Gable begins to deliver stiff kicks to his midsection. Gable takes a few steps back and runs forward dropping a knee over Chris Kane’s forehead. He repeats again, and then again. Gable finally grabs Chris Kane and executes a brutal spinebuster. Not done quite yet, Gable brings Chris Kane back up one more time and this time sends him to the mat with the ‘Some Like It Hot!’
Shannan Lerch: Boom! Some Like It Hot!
Zach Davis: Chris Kane is in a lot of trouble here, this one could be over!
Shannan Lerch: NO! Chris Kane got his shoulder up. Somehow, someway, he got the shoulder up JUST in the nick of time.
Gable just sits on the mat shaking his head in frustration. After a few more seconds he finally rises back to his feet. Slowly, Chris Kane tries to get his feet back underneath him as well.
Zach Davis: One heck of a contest thus far between these two youngsters. Kane started out hot, but John able is in full control right now.
Gable catches Kane and drops him with an Inverted Brain Buster, rolling into a Dragon Sleeper!
Shannan Lerch: CITY LIGHTS!
Christopher Kane is a smart young man and knows that sometimes it's better to live to fight another day. He has no choice but to tap.
Zach Davis: Gable picks up a huge win here tonight!
Gable stands, beginning to celebrate as Kane rolls out of the ring. He grabs his Internet Title as he does.
Shannan Lerch: John Gable looks ready to win the Television Title, and two weeks from today he gets his chance!
"Well, I am ninja,
We see The Ninja backstage again.
The Ninja: Somebody, asks, a ninja!
The question pops up.
The Ninja: "I am in desperate need of a ninja to kill someone for me. Are ninjas for hire and is there an online service which facilitates that?"
The screen pops back to The Ninja, who looks pretty pissed.
The Ninja: "Waa! Waa! Waa! I need a ninja to kill someone for me!" Well you know what? Ninjas are not just about killing people!
He moves closer to the screen.
The Ninja: We're about killing people really, really well.
Screen zooms out.
The Ninja: You don't hire a ninja to kill everyone, if it's a regular 'Joe Schmo', that's what Italians are for!
He puts his hand up high.
The Ninja: Ninjas are the top shelf of killing machines. There's crazy people, there's rabid animals, there's the mob. Way, way up there. The very top of the list, is NINJA!!! And we're very hard to find. 'Ask A Ninja' is the only ninja access endorsed by the International Order of Ninjas.
He points at the camera.
The Ninja: You don't find us, we find you! But we do things on our time. WE DECIDE, when you desperately need us. And you can't just...it's not just a fickle decision that comes out of nowhere. There's a form to fill out!
He starts to calm down.
The Ninja: It's called a Q12 and you need to submit it in triplicate. And when what we do is send out a field ninja out, for him to do a 'death diagnostic' on the person you want to kill and it's about a 8-12 month process depending on how the holiday season is.
Suddenly, he becomes enraged.
The Ninja: BUT WE DECIDE...
He starts to calm down again.
The Ninja: ...if that person needs to be killed. Hey, thanks for your question though.
He points to the camera again.
The Ninja: I look forward to killing you soon...
The screen fades to black.
As WCF returns to action from commercial, all four men of the next tag team match are already in the ring. Hadrian and John stand in one corner, watching FPV and Roy in the opposite corner, with Kyle Steel between them all as he prepares to announce them all.
Kyle Steel: The following contest is set for one fall. In this corner, we have Hadrian BURKE and John GAMBINO! They are The Legacy!
They raise their fists to the air, with boos from the crowd awaiting them.
Kyle Steel: And their opponents, FPV and Roy SPEEDE! They are Genesis!
And with that, Steel steps out of the ring, allowing the referee to take his spot in the match. He calls forth the starters of the match, with Hadrian and Frankie starting the match.
Zach Davis: Tag team action about to go down!
DING DING DING
Hadrian calls for a test of strength, but Frankie was having none of that. He shoots the rope, trying for a shoulder block, to no avail as he bounces off of big Burke. He tries again, but Hadrian side-steps him, whipping him into the whips, before lifting him up and over with a powerslam. Hadrian drops an elbow, going for the quick pin.
Hadrian pulls Frankie to his feet, but he eats a surprise dropkick to the head. Frankie stands to his feet, and takes Burke to the mat with an inverted DDT. He then climbs to the top rope.
Shannan Lerch: Frankie going high risk.
FPV leaps off the top, landing on Burke with a rarely seen corkscrew splash, transitioning into a pin.
Frankie stands and tags in Speede, who springboards into the ring, landing a leg drop to the downed Burke. He pulls Hadrian to his feet, but Burke drops Speede to the mat with a surprise spinebuster, before stumbling back to make a tag into Gambino. Speede scoots back, recovering from the impact, and seats himself in the corner, his head resting on the bottom turnbuckle. A mistake, as Gambino comes rushing forward, head full of steam, and smashes both of his knees into Speede’s face, catching it between bone and leather.
Zach Davis: Oh that had to hurt
Speede rolls out of the ring, and Gambino pulls him up, only to drop him with a spinebuster of his own. Pulling Speede up once more, he places him on his shoulders, and then drops him with a Go to Sleep, followed by a pin attempt.
Zach Davis: Speede looks out of it!
Frankie made the save though, forcing Hadrian into the ring. Famine kicks him in the gut, and lifts him up for a powerbomb. But before he can slam him down, Frankie slams his elbow between the eyes of Burke. Hadrian stumbles, and Frankie shifts his weight, catching his hands on the ropes, and finally leaning over the ropes. Hadrian tumbles over the rope to the outside, and Frankie stays on the apron, in an acrobatic feat.
Shannan Lerch: An improvised Jockeying for Position.
Frankie turns back to the match, only to get hit in the stomach from a charging Gambino. The spear knocks Frankie off the apron, back first into the barricade!
Zach Davis: What a powerful Rage from Gambino.
Gambino loosens himself from the ropes, and turns straight into a Silver Bullet from Speede!
Shannan Lerch: A Silver Bullet to end the match!
Zach Davis: No! Gambino is showing the fight inside him tonight.
By now all of the competitors are back to their corners, so Speede tags in FPV. Frankie stands in the corner, Headshot on mind. But Gambino has other ideas, as he rolls out of the way to tag in Burke, before rolling out of the ring. Hadrian steps into the ring, only to receive a Headshot! from Frankie. Burke drops to the mat, and Gambino is outside the ring.
Shannan Lerch: And there it is!, Genesis picks up the win!
FPV reaches out the ring and asks for a mic.
Zach Davis: I guess we're going to be getting some words from the Genesis member.
A stage hand hands him the mic as he gets back in the ring. He looks around the crowd a bit before speaking.
FPV: Guys, you aren't stupid, I know youbetter than that. So I'm going to spare you the details as to why I started Genesis. All you need to know was that this group was started to help stop the ridiculous stable war that was going on a couple of months ago. And with Pantheon without The Unstable Elements, Cairo or Reb, and with almost all of the Church destroyed, I'd go as far as to say that this was a success. There's just one person left to take care of. Nathan von FUCKING Liebert.
The crowd is riled up into a frenzy at the mention of his name.
Crowd: FUCK NATE! FUCK NATE! FUCK NATE!
FPV: Nathan is being the little fucking slime he's always been, and just refuses to burn away. This....creature needs to be stopped at all costs! And I'm the only one who can do it. So Nate, wherever the fuck you are, know this. There's no way you can get into my head. No way at ALL! I fucking dare you! Try your best.
Suddenly, a scream erupts over the PA, but this was unlike any other scream ever heard in the WCF arena. It was a scream of a man. And then a voice speaks.
NvL: Please, for the love of god, please stop screaming, Mr. Nova.
The crowd goes silent at this, as they hear the mumbling of Johnny Nova in the background of the PA.
NvL: Frankie, I’m already inside of your head, whether you admit it or not. You didn’t have to say it, but two weeks ago was the first time you were honestly scared for your life. You saw the knife in my hand and the murder in my eyes and you were scared. But you decided you were going to suck it up and continue on with your impossible task. You tell these fans you’re going to stop me, but the fact is, no one can stop me. Not even your friend here.
Nova’s cries for help fill the PA system, begging for help from FPV. And a low chuckle from Nathan is heard.
NvL: Everything I’ve done to Johnny tonight is only a sample of what I have planned for you. A mere matter of days ago, Seth Lerch thought this was going to be a simple match between two enemies, but that is impossible. We won’t have a simple match at One; I have plans for you that exceed a simple pinfall. But those can wait; first I must finish with Johnny. Finish him tonight, and then, at One, I finish you, Frankie.
Frankie, who had stood there, shocked in the ring, drops his mic and dives out of the ring. He runs up the ramp, full steam backstage to find his friend and his enemy. The camera pans to the announce table, where Zach Davis and Shannan Lerch sit there, stunned.
Zach Davis: I. . . I don’t know what to say. I hope Johnny Nova is alright.
Shannan Lerch: That’s all we can do is hope. Run, Frankie, run.
As soon as Roy Speede and FPV leave the ring, a stranger person runs to the ring as if their life were in danger. The person quickly hands Hadrian a piece of paper and rushes right back out of the ring. As Hadrian is opening the paper, the tron kicks on with a picture of a foggy area. Hadrians hands are trembling so much that Gambino takes the paper and begins to read. As he does, 'The Voice' begins to speak.
Voice: "You've seen demise
A foggy mind
The fog begins to clear, revealing a run-down house in the middle of a graveyard. Hadrians eyes open wide, as the voice continues.
Voice: "For now your memory
Let it sink in
The video scrambles, flipping to pictures of the past month. From the coat and hat, to the body of his son. At the end, is the logo for the Pay-Per-View.
I have finished what was necessary
The Tron goes clear. Gambino attempts to calm Hadrian down as they head to the back.
Zach Davis: This 'voice' has made Hadrians life HELL lately. It looks like that, finally, we will see who this person is at One!
Shannan Lerch: And for Hadrians sake, we can only hope he can end this personal hell!
In the ring, a table has been set up along with two office style chairs. A small podium at the head of the table. Fancy trim decorates the table to transform the ring into almost an office type setting.
Zach Davis: And here we go! The contract signing for the World Championship Match at One is about to take place!
Shannan Lerch: Do we know if Twilight has been taken out yet?
Zach Davis: I haven't heard anything, but who knows what is going to happen here.
'You Know My Name' - by Chris Cornell begins throughout the arena. The crowd boos.
Kyle Steel: Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome at this time, the number one contender for the WCF World Championship...ERIC PRICE!
Gold lights start flashing as the music starts and as soon as Eric Price walks out, a gold spotlight shines on him as he makes his way to the ring with a slow and determined walk with a smirk on his face as he walks down the entrance ramp and simply looks down on the audience. He steps in the ring using the steps and walks into the ring as he stands in the center of it looking around at the audience with disdain and a grin on his face. He carries with him his other briefcase and sets it down on the table in front of him.
Zach Davis: Eric Price looking as smug as ever. He seems to have things going his way now, and h hopes to exclude Sarah Twilight from the match at One.
Shannan Lerch: I think he's a genius. Twilight is as good as done for!
Eric has a seat in one of the two chairs, smugly awaiting Jeff Purse. 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, the special guest referee for the match between Jeff Purse and Eric Price at One, 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. Eric doesn't look too happy to see her, but nonetheless he still seems confident enough.
Zach Davis: I guess that answers our question. Sarah is still in one piece, and she's out here ready to sign her name on the dotted line as well, making official her refereeing duties at One.
Shannan Lerch: But...Eric already gave away a million dollars! Why is she still able to walk?
Back in the ring, Eric quickly grabs hold of the contract and flips the pages over, penning his name to the document. He sets the pen and paper down on the table in front of him, taking hold of a microphone now.
Eric Price: I wouldn't get myself in a hurry to sign that if I were you. Let's wait for Purse to get himself out here and sign first. After all, the match is betweeen he and I, not you.
Sarah grabs hold of a microphone as well and is about to respond, howeever it is just around that time that the masked individual from earlier emerges from the back, carrying the briefcase he was given by Eric earlier. The crowd begins to boo like mad.
Eric Price: Yes! Yes! Take her out!
The masked person slides into the ring and Sarah looks ready for a fight. Eric is still grinning from ear to ear as he watches his investment seemingly about to pay off. Eric stands from his seat and is watching on with evil intent as he screams out.
Eric Price: Take her out! Do it!
The masked person raises up the briefcase, ready to strike. Sarah still looks ready to fight whoever it is and suddenly.....CRACK!
Zach Davis: What?! Wow!
Shannan Lerch: What the hell just happened?
The masked person swings the briefcase at ERIC PRICE! Knocking him down to the canvas. Everyone looks to be in complete shock...even Sarah is a bit confused at this one, and she remains ready to fight if necessary. Eric scrambles around on the canvas and the look on his face tells it all. He is in utter disbelief as to what has just happened as he looks up to watch the mask come off and it reveals....
Zach Davis: OH MY GOD!
Shannan Lerch: That is completely underhanded and....yet so brilliant!
JEFF PURSE! The crowd ERUPTS with cheers.
Zach Davis: Our World Champion! Another one up on Eric Price who thought he had bought himself an insurance policy to take Sarah Twilight out of the match at One.
Shannan Lerch: Purse should take her out! She doesn't need to be refereeing the match anyway!
Eric looks horrified at the notion that he'd earlier handed Jeff Purse a million dollars. Price storms out of the ring, kicking at the apron trim as he seriously about loses it. Back in the ring, Purse takes hold of the contract and signs his name on the dotted line. Sarah follows suit and the match is inked and official. World Champion Jeff Purse defends against Eric Price with Sarah Twilight serving as the special guest referee. Purse now climbs out of the ring with his briefcase full of money. Sarah collects the other briefcase that Eric had left behind after being dropped on his ass by Purse and the two head into opposite sides of the crowd. Eric Price is throwing a FIT!
Zach Davis: That's it folks, it's official. Jeff Purse versus Eric Price at One with the World Championship hanging in the balance! Sarah Twilight will indeed serve as the guest referee as Eric's plan to have her taken out has backfired.
Shannan Lerch: They just...stole his money! How are they able to get away with that?
Zach Davis: I don't think Eric can do much about it, he tried to have someone taken out. He deserves what he gets!
Sarah opens up the briefcase she has possession of and starts throwing the $100 bills everywhere throughout the crowd as she makes her way through the stands. Jeff Purse does the same thing on the other side of the arena.
Zach Davis: A Merry Christmas comes early for many in this crowd as two million dollars are being thrown about everywhere! Some very lucky people in those stands. SHANNAN! Where are you going NOW?
Shannan Lerch: I want some of that money! Dammit Zach, let me get my share!
Zach Davis: We need to stay right where we are. Eric Price obviously not happy that his money is being given away to members of the crowd.
Shannan Lerch: That should have been mine! UGH!
Eric continues to throw a fit as he storms up the entrance ramp, unable to bear watching his money being given away. Sarah and Jeff continue to mingle with the crowd, money flying everywhere.
Zach Davis: Up next the WCF Television Title is going to be on the line as Synn tries to take down Henri Ducos.
Shannan Lerch: That's easier said than done Zach. Since Ducos debuted there hasn't been another wrestler on a hotter roll.
Zach Davis: This should be one heck of a match.
An eerie tune begins to play as the lights go dim, a dazzling bright red and purple laser lights show fills the arena. Sounds of children laughing signals the beginning of a Gothic techno beat heralding the arrival of Synn. He almost ALWAYS come to the ring through the crowd, usually with a small group of two to four members of Security. Either hopping over the guardrail, or walking through an entry Security makes for him, he circles the ring, working the crowd as he does (sometimes he will make comments to Zach Davis or Shannan Lerch at the announce table). Stepping up on the ring steps, he blows a massive fireball over the ring (there are two ways he does this*). Synn then slowly enters the ring, taking off his non wrestling attire, crouching in the corner staring straight at his opponent like a predator about to pounce on his prey.
Zach Davis: And here is Synn, looking as focused as ever. You have to believe he wants to take the TV Title off of Ducos tonight.
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 ring steps and enter the ring.
Shannan Lerch: But again, you can't overlook how dominant Ducos has been since he won the TV Title. As bad as Synn wants to win tonight, Henri wants to retain that much more.
Ducos pulls off the TV Title, kisses the faceplate and then hands it off to the referee as he turns his focus to Synn. The referee hands the belt off to a rinside official and then signals for the bell.
[DING! DING! DING!]
Zach Davis: And here we go!
Ducos and Synn circle each other up before they both move in and lock up. They fight for control before Synn finally takes over and backs Ducos into the corner. Synn pushes Ducos back first into the turnbuckles and then unloads with a chop to the chest. A second chop and then it's Synn with a forearm to the face. Synn now grabbing the arm and whips Ducos across the ring and into the other corner. Synn now charging full speed at Ducos but Ducos moves out of the way just as Synn leaps up looking to hit a splash. Synn lands chest first on the top turnbuckle hard and Ducos quickly tries for the school boy.
But Synn is quick to kick out. Ducos right back up to his feet and he drops an elbow across the chest of Synn before he can get back up. Ducos up on his feet again and he drops a second elbow before going for yet another pin attempt.
And again Synn is quick to kick out. Ducos now back up and he's pulling Synn up with him. Synn though with the jab to the gut and Ducos is forced to let go. Synn now with a series of jabs before the referee finally has to warn him about the closed fists. Synn shrugs him off, grabs the arm of Ducos and sends him into the ropes. Ducos comes back and Synn catches him with a knee to the gut that flips him up and over. Synn goes for the pin attempt when...
"4 Words To Choke Upon" by Bullet For My Valentine hits the PA System.
Zach Davis: What the heck? Jay Price?
Indeed it is Jay Price that steps out from the back, decked out in his wrestling gear with a golden robe, gold crown and diamond encrusted scepter. Oh, and all 77 of his golden chains. Synn looks absolutely livid as he stares down Price, who in turn waves.
Shannan Lerch: Last week we saw Jay Price come down to do commentary during Synn's tag match. Are we being treated to another round of commentary?
Rather than head for the commentary table Price instead begins to walk around the ring, handing out twenty dollar bills like they were candy. Synn looks to climb out of the ring when Ducos grabs him from behind and rolls him up.
And Synn kicks out before two.
Shannan Lerch: Synn is going to have to block Jay Price out of his mind or he's going to lose this match.
Synn starts to get back up to his feet but Ducos cuts him off with a forearm to the back of the head that drops him back to the mat. Ducos now with a leg drop across the back of the head. On the outside of the ring Price has stopped to take a moment to take in the action. Seeing Synn laid out in the ring causes to burst out in laughter and give some mock applause. Ducos rolls off of Synn and heads over to the ropes. He climbs out onto the apron and then launches himself back over the ropes with a springboard senton. Ducos with another pin attempt.
And Synn gets the shoulder up.
Zach Davis: Ducos has been hitting Synn with offense all match long but Synn just keeps kicking out like it's nothing. What is Ducos going to have to do to keep him down long enough for the pin?
Ducos is frustrated. He stomps away at Synn over and over again and picks him up. He goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Synn lands behind him and spins him around. Synn kicks him, then sets him up for a Jackhammer.
Shannan Lerch: Oh my God, can this be-
Synn grabs Ducos' arm, and then locks him in...
Zach Davis: T-S-N! TAP, SNAP OR NAP!
Shannan Lerch: SYNN HAS IT LOCKED IN!
The fans are on their feet as Synn has Ducos locked in. Ducos yells in pain, but refuses to submit.
Zach Davis: Can Ducos get out of it!? The man is practically undefeated!
Eventually..... Ducos' eyes go lifeless. They close.
Shannan Lerch: No. No, this can't be happening. I don't believe it.
The ref calls for the bell.
Zach Davis: SYNN. HE'S DONE IT. HE'S BECOME THE TELEVISION CHAMPION.
Shannan Lerch: He's defeated the undefeatable! Synn, of all people!
The bell sounds and Synn drops to his knees after releasing the unconscious Henri Ducos, not believing it either. The ref hands Synn the Television Title as his music begins to play.
Zach Davis: What a HUGE win tonight for Synn! I wonder what this means for One!?
With that, Master of Puppets hits. Seth Lerch steps out from the back.
Shannan Lerch: Seth is going to answer that for us!
Synn, Television Title over his shoulder, turns to the entryway. Seth begins to speak.
Seth Lerch: I... wow. I couldn't believe when Gravedigger told me that he thought you had what it takes to become great... but tonight, I guess you proved me wrong.
Mixed reaction from the crowd.
Seth Lerch: I didn't expect this, I can tell you that. You and the fans all know that at the big show, I was planning on Synn versus the Holy Flame, Steeltoe Joe. But John Gable is entitled to his Television Title match. So at One, we've got ourselves a Triple Threat! Gable versus Joe versus Synn!
Pop for that! Synn nods. Synn's music begins playing as Seth leaves, heading to the back.
Zach Davis: Interesting, interesting indeed.
Shannan Lerch: What a crazy development.
The camera comes back from commercial to a panicked FPV running down a hallway backstage, frantically trying to find the room Nova is in.
FPV: NOVA?! NOVA?! WHERE ARE YOU, MAN?!
FPV tries putting his ear next to a door to see if he can hear anything...nothing. He runs up to another one...still nothing. He runs up to another one, and this one actually has something in it, the sound of dripping water.
FPV: IS THAT YOU?!
Although he hears nothing inside, FPV tries to open the door normally, only to be find it's been locked. After trying in vain to open it up that way, he gives up and just kicks the door open, running inside to find Nova laid out on a table on a table. Almost all of his face has been blown apart by the Rubidium, there is some skin on the ground, and it seems as if parts of Nova's brain have been destroyed as well. FPV runs inside and gazes at the horror in front of him.
FPV: No...no, this isn't happening...THIS SHIT ISN'T HAPPENING!
He gazes into the bits of eye still left on Nova's face, hoping his maimed friend will see him.
FPV: John...John, it's me, Franky, can you hear me? If you hear me, tap your finger on the table.
Nova's body doesn't seem to move, causing FPV to freak out.
FPV: Please man...FOR THE LOVE OF GOD MAN, TAP YOUR FUCKING FINGER!!
Then, slowly but surely, Nova rises his left index finger up and then down. FPV is overcome with a entire mix of feelings.
FPV: John...I'm sorry...I'm sorry I couldn't save you. I'mma bring you to a hospital, and we're gonna' help-
FPV is cut of by Nova, who despite the pain it must be causing him, slowly shakes his head as if to tell FPV "It's too late for me." FPV breaks down on his knees and starts sobbing loudly, screaming words that don't even exist into the ground. As his sobbing continues, Nova slowly brings his hand over and puts it on his shoulder to get his attention. A teary eyed FPV gazes at the disfigured face of his best friend as he slowly reaches inside his pocket and pulls out his wallet, dropping it right at FPV's feet. FPV picks it up and opens it, revealing no money inside at all. Instead, tucked in a little pocket in the front is an old picture of Nova with his wife Emily, back when they had just gotten married. FPV looks at Nova with confusion.
FPV: What do you want?
Nova's body ceases to move for a few more seconds, before very slowly air drawing his words out in front of FPV. FPV stares attentively at the words he's making out, slowly putting them together.
"BRING HER TO MY FUNER-"
That is all he can make out. After that, his hand goes limp, and his head stops moving around, as he finally dies from the injuries he has sustained. FPV just spaces out, his eyes bouncing around the room trying not to look at Nova's body.
Finally, the emotion gets the best of him as he falls over on the ground in a ball, sobbing all over the concrete floor.
FPV: FUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK. FUCKFUCKFUCKFUCK.
FPV just lies there screaming F-bombs over his his sobbing as the camera slowly backs out the room and cuts to another commercial.
"Parabola" by Tool hits the PA system and the crowd go crazy. The lights go down and four spotlights hit the curtain. The screen says 'PANTHEON' as Jeff Purse, Jonny Fly, Jay Price, and Corey Black all step out from the back!
Zach Davis: Here is PANTHEON, one united front. For the first time ever, as far as this version of the group goes.
Corey Black... is wearing a full on Santa suit.
Shannan Lerch: Oh what the hell.
But not just any Santa suit. Both the suit and Corey's beard are black, and the hat has viking horns.
Zach Davis: I wouldn't want to get any presents from him, gotta be honest.
The four Pantheon members head to the ring and slide in. Each of them climbs up a different turnbuckle and the fans cheer, chanting PAN-THE-ON! PAN-THE-ON!
Shannan Lerch: Next up, the special guest referee of the One main event...
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: Next, a true WCF legend, the man that faces Gravedigger two weeks from today...
“With our hands held high we're screaming..."
The crowd scream 'whoa-oh whoa-oh oh' and in doing so introduce Skyler Striker. Striker makes his way to the ring in his usual fashion, focused and determined. Once inside, he stands in the center of the ring and bows his head, his arms outstretched and fists clenched. He then opens his palms to the audience, causing white pyro to explode from the ring posts. Striker throws his effects out of the ring and prepares for the match.
Kyle Steel: This is your first Torneo Cibernetico team.... JEFF PURSE, JONNY FLY, JAY PRICE, AND COREY BLACK.. PANTHEON! SARAH TWILIGHT! AND SKYLEEEERRR STRIIIKKEERR!
The crowd pops huge for the team! Jeff Purse is in the ring, starting the match, and Jonny Fly stands on the apron as the other five members wait outside the ring.
Kyle Steel: Up next, team two...
The camera pans to the titantron, where an oak door comes into view. A thump is heard, and the door shakes on its hinges. Several more thumps occur, until the blade of an ax busts through the door. Smoke begins to form on the stage, as a dark figure steps out. Suddenly a woman voice yells out from the speaker.
"No, go away!
Leave me alone!"
Smoke billows down the aisle as the man walks down it to the ring, his identity shrouded in the smog. Meanwhile, on the titantron, the ax makes a large hole in the wood, and a hand reaches in for the door knob, the fingernails painted black. Again the frightened voice rings out as the mystery man slides into the ring.
"Don't you come in here!
I don't want you here.!"
The mystery man watches the titantron now, as the door opens, and the same man standing in the ring, steps into the house. A lightning bolt cracks behind him, equal in volume to the string of fireworks that fire up on the ramp. The man on the titantron rubs his thumb on the door, leaving a bloody smear on the polished oak. He lifts the ax with both hands, as the voice pleads.
"No, No, No, NO!!
The scream is cut off as the man swings the ax. Blood appears to splatter across the tron, and then the name "Nathan von Liebert" is written with a finger painted black. Nathan, who is in the ring, falls on his knees, never taking his eyes off the 'tron until it goes black. He then scans the members of the crowd that he could without contorting his torso, as Heather Lee announces him.
You Know My Name by Chris Cornell hits. Gold lights start flashing as the music starts and as soon as Eric Price walks out, a gold spotlight will shine on him as he makes his way to the ring with a slow and determined walk with a smirk on his face as he walks down the entrance ramp and simply looks down on the audience. He steps in the ring using the steps and walks into the ring as he stands in the center of it looking around at the audience with disdain and a grin on his face.
“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.
“ With Oden On Our Side” Hit’s the PA system. The arena grows dark as the fans get to their feet to catch a glimpse of the stage. The fans stand and cheer an once the vocals starts, the arena lights flash back on and there stands Odin Balfore, centre stage. Odin stares down at the ring with a sinister grin as the fans sing along with the chorus.
Crowd: Futile to resist! You know we have come! Futile to resist... the battle is.. already won!
Crowd: Futile to resist! You know we have come! Futile to resist... the battle is.. already won!
The fans pop insanely right after as Odin begins to walk down the ramp at a slow an methodical pace. Once he gets to the foot of the ring, he steps up on it and looks around the arena again before stepping over the ropes..
Crowd: Futile to resist! You know we have come! Futile to resist...
Odin cuts off the fans as he raises his hand in triumph. Odin turns back to the ring as the fans finish their part.
Crowd: The battle is.. already won!
Odin stares down his opponent as he waits for the match to get underway.
“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, 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. They stay off for about 15 seconds or so before "Change" by Deftones starts playing throughout the arena. A spotlight hits the entranceway and out from the back walks Gravedigger, escorted by Adrian and JJ.
The crowd boos heavily and the trio stops on top of the ramp as Gravedigger looks around smiling. They then walk down the ramp and over to the ring steps. Adrian walks over to the side of the ring, reaches up and pulls himself up onto the apron with one of the ropes and then climbs into the ring. Gravedigger climbs the steps first and turns to JJ, pulling up the middle rope and stepping down on the bottom one, as she steps through the gap into the ring.
Gravedigger steps through the top and middle rope and walks over to one of the turnbuckles and stands on the middle pad and holds the hardcore belt high over his head as the crowd rains boos down upon him.
Kyle Steel: This is your second Torneo Cibernetico team.... NATHAN VON LIEBERT, ERIC PRICE, STUART SLANE, ODIN BALFORE, BENJAMIN ATREYU, AND GRAAAAAVEDIGGERRRRR!
BOOING! So.. much.. booing!
Zach Davis: Nathan is in the ring, with Eric on the apron. The others are all on the outside, opposite the Pantheon and Co. members.
Shannan Lerch: Can you explain the rules one more time?
Zach Davis: Sure. Nathan must tag in Eric Price. Once Eric gets in the match, Nathan waits on the outside, and Stuart Slane gets onto the apron. Eric must tag Slane, then Eric waits on the outside and Odin gets onto the apron. So on and so forth. Same for the other team. Once one entire team has been eliminated, if there are two or more members of the opposing team left, they must compete to decide the winner.
Shannan Lerch: Got it! I think. Who does this format benefit, do you think?
Zach Davis: Well, it's tough. Pantheon is a united front, but I'm not too sure how well they'll work with Twilight. We shall see.
The bell sounds.
Zach Davis: The first ever WCF Torneo Cibernetico..... is on!
Jeff Purse and Nathan von Liebert circle each other, both being very cautious.
Shannan Lerch: One year ago, NvL and Purse both competed in a Triple Threat at One, as part of the One Invitational Tournament, with Night Rider. NvL ended up winning that matchup, and since then, has been on quite a reign of terror throughout the WCF roster. These two know each other about as well as any two men in the company.
Purse and Nathan tie up. Each man struggle for control, and at various points it looks like one or the other will get it. Eventually NvL gets Purse in a headlock, but Purse reverses it into a Backdrop. NvL stumbles up and Purse runs at him, going for a Clothesline, but Nathan ducks it and kicks Purse in the gut. Nathan then takes Purse to the mat with a Headlock Takedown. From the apron, Eric applauds him.
Zach Davis: I feel like we should have Rutherford von Newman out here because a LOT of guys in this match could use his help.
Purse uses his legs to lock around Nathan's head, with both men escaping and then getting to their feet. Purse runs at Nathan but Nathan hits him with a Headbutt, sending him reeling. Nathan runs at Purse and goes for a Big Boot!, but Jeff ducks it and hits Nathan with a huge Belly to Belly Suplex!
Shannan Lerch: Executed perfectly!
Purse then tags in Fly!
Zach Davis: HERE COMES JONNY FLY!
Jonny hops over the ropes and into the rings as Jeff exits to the outside and Jay gets onto the apron. Nathan has stumbled to his feet and Fly hits him with a European Uppercut before throwing him to the ropes. Nathan comes back and Fly lifts him up onto his shoulders, going for a Death Valley Driver! Nathan, however, shifts his bodyweight, landing behind Fly. Nathan spins Fly around and goes for a Roundhouse Kick but Fly ducks that!, kicks Nathan in the gut and Powerbombs him to the mat!
Shannan Lerch: Big powerhouse move!, here's a pin!
NO!, Eric Price enters the ring and breaks it up. Nathan quickly rolls out of the ring, making Price the legal man. Stuart Slane gets onto the apron.
Zach Davis: There's another thing to note: you don't necessarily need to tag in or out. Once an active competitor exits the ring, the next competitor in the batting order becomes the legal man.
Eric picks Fly up after a vicious kick to the head. He hits him with a backhand chop before winding up and hitting a Discus Slap as well!
Shannan Lerch: I believe this is the first time Jonny Fly and Eric Price have been in the ring together, and if Eric maintains the upper hand on the former Champ, I doubt we'll ever hear the end of it.
Despite the strikes, Fly won't go down. He's tunned, however, and Price grabs him and executes an Olympic Slam!
Zach Davis: And with that, Eric just may be able to eliminate him!
Eric drops and pins Fly.
NO! Jonny kicks out.
Shannan Lerch: Not quite. The man's a former multi time Champ for a reason.
Price picks Fly up and throws him to the ropes, but as Fly hits them, Jay tags himself in. Eric doesn't see it. Eric hits Fly with a Hip Toss as Fly comes back at him, but then turns around to a Springboard Shoulder Block from Jay!
Zach Davis: Price versus Price! Here we go!
Fly rolls out as Jay begins stomping on Eric. Eric does whatever he can to roll away to the outside of the ring.
Shannan Lerch: So much for that.
And in comes Stuart Slane. As Slane enters the ring Price runs at him, hitting a few strikes to Slane's head, but the big man pushes Jay away. Slane then runs at Price and uses all of his strength to Clothesline him down.
Zach Davis: The Scoutmaster, establishing dominance early.
Shannan Lerch: As a whole, Slane's team is much bigger, size wise, than the Pantheon team. They've got Slane, Balfore, and Gravedigger, three giant men, while the Pantheon team has smaller competitors like Corey Black and Sarah Twilight. Size isn't everything.... but if used right, it's significant.
Slane hits a series of well placed boots to the skull of Jay. He then lifts Jay up and throws him to the ropes, lifting him with a Gorilla Press as he comes back.
Zach Davis: Oh boy. Here it is!
Slane drops Jay with a Powerslam! Into a pin!
No!, Jay kicks out of it!
Shannan Lerch: Eliminations in this match will not come easy; these are twelve of the best competitors the company has.
Slane picks Jay up but Jay rolls away and tags in Corey Black. Black steps into the ring, ready to go with Slane.... until Slane turns and tags in Balfore.
Zach Davis: Oh boy, here we go. Last year's One main event, Black versus Balfore... one year later!
Balfore steps over the top rope, grinning at Corey.
Shannan Lerch: Thanks to Corey, Balfore is getting a Tag Team Titles shot at One. After a lot of trouble on Balfore's part, Corey just kinda handed the belts over.
Corey and Balfore meet in the middle of the ring and begin brawling!, with Balfore hitting a few shots to Corey's head and Corey elbowing Balfore, also hitting a few kicks. Eventually, surprisingly, Corey gets the upper hand. Corey's elbows have left Balfore dazed, and the kicks bring Balfore down to one knee. Corey grabs his head and DDTs him to the mat!
Zach Davis: Corey Black takes Odin down!
Corey jumps up a neutral corner before jumping off with a Mushroom Stomp, straight to Balfore's gut! Corey rolls away from it, jumping back onto the turnbuckle, and is about to go for a Moonsault.... that is, until Atreyu grabs him by the leg, not allowing him to jump off. Balfore slowly gets to his feet as Atreyu distracts Corey. Corey elbows Atreyu away, but it's too late. Balfore positions himself and hits a HUGE Powerbomb on Corey Black!, drilling him to the mat!
Shannan Lerch: DAMN! What power shown by Balfore!
Corey quickly rolls out of the ring.
Zach Davis: There goes the last member of Pantheon in the batting order, and here comes Sarah Twilight.
Sarah enters the ring, unintimidated by Balfore. Balfore marches towards her and she ducks a Clothesline from him, bounces off the ropes, and hits a Baseball Slide to Balfore's already hurting shins. Balfore drops down and Sarah follows up with a Snap Suplex, floating over and pinning him, hooking his leg.
Atreyu enters the match!, kicking Sarah off. Balfore rolls out of the ring, and Gravedigger gets onto the apron next. As Sarah stands, Atreyu grapples her from behind and executes a German Suplex!, with bridge pin!
No! Sarah escapes it!
Shannan Lerch: Sarah Twilight and Benjamin Atreyu!, rematch from the WCF Classic finals at the End of the World!
Zach Davis: Oh, hey, speaking of that? I'm glad to still be alive and that the world didn't end.
Sarah gets to her feet and is met with a Big Boot by Atreyu!, taking her right back down. Atreyu grabs her foot, lifting her leg, and kicks at her calf several times before locking her in a Figure Four Leglock.
Shannan Lerch: Atreyu has Twilight caught here. She has a big match at One, not to mention her special guest ref duties. She can't afford an injury here.
But Sarah doesn't plan on giving up that easily. The fans begin to get behind her, starting a "TWI-LIGHT! TWI-LIGHT!" chant. After several moments, and swinging her body back and forth, Sarah is able to turn Atreyu over!, reversing the pressure of the Figure Four onto him!
Zach Davis: Hah! Sarah is in the driver's seat now!
Gravedigger enters the ring and kicks Twilight, breaking it up! Atreyu rolls out of the ring now.
Shannan Lerch: Has Gravedigger's team actually even tagged once? They're really using the lucha libre rules of this match to their advantage, but they're pushing it.
Gravedigger stomps at Sarah before picking her up and dropping her with a Neckbreaker. He then puts her into a Camel Clutch.
Zach Davis: Gravedigger and Sarah Twilight actually teamed together in the past as part of Better Than You, but they're certainly not anything close to allies anymore.
The fans boo as Twilight screams in pain. Gravedigger eventually lets go of the hold and picks her up. He grabs her and drops her with a Running Powerslam!, planting her firmly on the mat. He then tags in Nathan von Liebert.
Shannan Lerch: Nathan's team has finally isolated one competitor from the rest of the team, and they're back to the beginning of their batting order now.
Nathan waits for Sarah to get to her feet and once she's up, he Headbutts her. She goes down and he then bounces off the ropes, runs at her, and follows up with a Leg Drop. He stays on top of her, resulting in a pin.
No! Sarah gets the shoulder up!
Zach Davis: Sarah escaped, but she's getting worn down.
Nathan gets up now and lifts Sarah with him. He grabs her and lifts her for the Straight Jacket Drop!
Shannan Lerch: THERE IT IS!
NO!, Sarah lands behind Nathan, escaping it! She then drops him with a Flashback!
Zach Davis: SARAH REVERSES THE STRAIGHT JACKET DROP!
Sarah then dives and tags in Striker!
Shannan Lerch: Here comes the legendary Skyler Striker!
Striker positions himself as Nathan gets to his feet, Springboards, and spikes his head with a DDT! Nathan won't stay down, but as he gets back up Striker grabs him and goes for a Sitout Facebuster!
Zach Davis: If anyone knows about mentally disturbed individuals, it is Skyler Striker. After dealing with Jack of Blades back in the day-
Nathan reverses it, shoving Striker away. From outside the ring, Gravedigger grabs Striker's leg, distracting him. Nathan grabs Striker from behind and hits the Straight Jacket Drop!
Shannan Lerch: There it is!
Nathan quickly pulls Striker away from the ropes and pins him.
Zach Davis: Oh my! What an upset!
Shannan Lerch: NvL has just pinned a WCF legend!
Zach Davis: With an assist from Gravedigger, I'd say.
Striker rolls out of the ring as Jeff Purse enters it.
Shannan Lerch: Aanndd we're back where we started, Purse versus NvL... though Purse's team is now one man down.
Purse and Nathan are about to go toe to toe. The referee is looking outside at Striker. NvL and Purse are about to tie up.... until Nathan turns and punches the ref in the back of the head.
Zach Davis: What the?!-
With the only official of the match seemingly knocked out, the four competitors on NvL's team that are outside the ring immediately begin brawling with the members of the Pantheon team!
Shannan Lerch: All hell is breaking loose!
As if it was planned all along, Eric Price has taken a chair amidst all the chaos. Nathan leaves the ring, joining the brawl on the outside, as Price sneaks up behind Purse and nails him in the back of the head with a chair!
Zach Davis: NO! Down goes the World Champion!
Price, with a maniacal gleam in his eye, raises the chair above his head again, slamming it down onto the fallen body of Jeff Purse. And again. And again.
Shannan Lerch: With two weeks until the biggest match of his career, Eric Price is taking apart the World Champion, piece by piece! He's... he's.... A GENIUS!
Zach Davis: Somebody, stop this!
Eric throws the chair down onto the mat, with the fans booing heavily. He looks around, picking Jeff Purse up... putting him up onto his shoulders...
Shannan Lerch: He's going to hit the Ca$h Flow onto that chair! Purse might not even make it to One!
BUT NO! Sarah Twilight slides into the ring, breaking away from the brawl, and grabs the chair. Price plants Purse with the Ca$h Flow, only to be met with a chair to the head by Sarah Twilight as he tries to get back up!
Zach Davis: YEAH! One's special guest referee just saved Jeff Purse's life!
Shannan Lerch: I think she just wants to get at Eric, personally.
Twilight raises the chair above her head... until the referee finally looks up and sees what has happened. Stumbling to his feet, he whispers something to Kyle Steel.
Kyle Steel: By order of the referee, both Eric Price and Sarah Twilight have been eliminated via disqualification!
The fans begin to boo heavily as chants of "bullshit, bullshit" ring throughout the arena.
Zach Davis: The referee must've seen Price using the chair as well! Hah!
Shannan Lerch: Two thirds of the One main event just got taken out.
Twilight is about to begin arguing with the referee but as Eric Price begins to stand, she decides against it. She runs at Price and Clotheslines him over the top rope, the both of them spilling to the outside.
Nathan is back in the ring. After Price's vicious attack, Purse has just barely stumbled to his feet. Nathan grabs him... AND HITS THE STRAIGHTJACKET DROP!
Zach Davis: OUCH!
Purse quickly rolls outof the ring. Quickly, Jonny Fly enters the ring, pissed. He runs at NvL but NvL quickly runs to his corner, tagging in Stuart Slane.
Shannan Lerch: Looks like Nathan von Liebert didn't feel like dealing with a pissed off Jonny Fly!
Slane comes in and Fly wastes no time, running at him and jumping, hitting a forearm to Slane's head. Fly pounds on Slane, but the Scoutmaster takes it all in stride. Slane throws Fly to the ropes and runs at him, hitting a Shoulder Block, sending Jonny down to the mat. Slane quickly drops an elbow, keeping him down. Slane then backs up and taunts the fans as he waits for Jonny to stand.
Zach Davis: Stuart Slane is standing, dominant over the one and only Jonny Fly! You know Seth is loving this.
Fly is to his feet, he turns around.... Slane runs at him and hits a Spear into a Spinebuster!
Shannan Lerch: Lanzarse!
Slane pins Fly, hooking the leg!
Zach Davis: NO! FLY GETS HIS SHOULDER UP AT THE LAST MOMENT!
Indeed, Fly was one second away from being eliminated from the matchup! Slane stands and waits for Jonny to get to his feet.
Shannan Lerch: He's preparing for the Scoutmaster Slam here...
Fly is up, Slane grabs him, locks him into the Half Nelson and lifts him.... Fly escapes and hits an Arm Drag! Slane gets to his feet and runs at Fly, goes for a Clothesline, Fly ducks it and runs to his corner, tagging in Jay Price.
Zach Davis: Here comes Jay Price!
Price enters the ring, only to be met with a gigantic Clothesline from Stuart Slane.
Shannan Lerch: Hah. Take that, Jay.
Slane lifts Price up for a Hangman's Neckbreaker, but Price shifts his weight and lands behind him. He then dives in Corey.
Zach Davis: Here comes The Avenger!
Corey Springboards into the ring, Dropkicking Slane right in the chest! Slane flies backwards and out of the ring, making Odin Balfore once again the legal man.
Shannan Lerch: And here comes Balfore once more!
Zach Davis: Good rhyming.
Balfore enters the ring and Corey runs at him, but this time Balfore intercepts him with a huge Big Boot!
Shannan Lerch: DAMN! Just about took Corey Black's head off.
Odin is a determined. Black stumbles up and Odin blasts him with a huge knockout punch!
Zach Davis: Surtr's Revenge!
Trying to shake off the cobwebs, Corey gets right back up.
Shannan Lerch: What is this, some kind of fighting spirit bullshit?
Odin's surprised, but not intimidated. He goes for another Big Boot, but Black has it scouted. Black ducks it, elbows Odin in the head several times -
Zach Davis: Corey Black has the most dangerous elbows in the business... I know from experience, actually...
Corey rears back, going for one last huge elbow, but Odin thrusts his arm out, grabbing Corey by the throat. With his brains scrambled, running on instinct, Balfore lifts Corey up and slams him down into his knee!
Shannan Lerch: RAGNAROK!
Balfore pins Black.
Zach Davis: And there goes Corey Black.
Shannan Lerch: Uh... the Pantheon team isn't looking too hot right now.
Zach Davis: We've got Jeff Purse, who may actually be injured, Jonny Fly, and Jay Price against Nathan von Liebert, Odin Balfore, Benjamin Atreyu, and Stuart Slane. Yeah.... I hate to say it but you're right.
Jeff Purse reenters the ring, and he's clearly hurting. Odin smells blood as he approaches the World Champion. Odin grabs him and hits a headbutt, before kneeing him in the gut. Purse doubles over and Odin indicates he's going to end him. He quickly grabs him, pulls him in and lifts him up...
Shannan Lerch: Mark of Odin!
Once he's up, Purse punches Odin in the head several times!, slipping away from it! Purse then snaps off a beautiful Superkick!
Zach Davis: THE SPOKE!
Odin goes down!, and Purse quickly pins him!
Shannan Lerch: PURSE ELIMINATES ODIN!
Benjamin Atreyu quickly enters the ring as Purse gets up. Atreyu pounds him in the back several times, throws him to the corner. Jeff uses his momentum to climb up onto the turnbuckle and flies off, flipping midair and crashing into Atreyu!
Zach Davis: Taking Off The Training Wheels!
Atreyu is dazed, gets to his feet... BOOM! ANOTHER SUPERKICK!
Shannan Lerch: The Spoke!, again!
Purse drops and pins Atreyu now!
Zach Davis: Wow! Purse just eliminated Atreyu too!
Shannan Lerch: As he proved at War, when push comes to shove.... Jeff Purse can go toe to toe with ANYONE.
However, Purse IS indeed hurting. He tags in Price as Gravedigger enters the ring next.
Zach Davis: Jeff Purse has managed to even this match up. Fly, Purse and Price up against Nathan von Liebert, Stuart Slane and Gravedigger. Three on three.
Shannan Lerch: Price and Gravedigger know each other quite well, that's for damn sure.
Price and Gravedigger meet in the middle of the ring and tie up. Gravedigger, having superior strength, gets the advantage, forcing Price to a neutral corner. Instead of giving a clean break, Gravedigger runs at Price and Clotheslines him into the corner, crushing him into it. He then takes his arm and repeatedly smashes it into Price, over and over and over!
Zach Davis: Gravedigger, really taking it to Jay Price here.
Gravedigger lifts Jay up and then begins climbing up with him.
Shannan Lerch: Going high risk here...
Gravedigger takes Jay all the way up.... and Superplexes him back into the ring! The fans pop for the huge move but boo as Gravedigger pins Price.
No!, Price kicks out.
Zach Davis: Close, but no cigar.
Gravedigger stomps at Price several times before beginning his climb up the turnbuckle.
Shannan Lerch: Gravedigger looking to put Jay away for good.... he's going for the Death From Above!
Gravedigger taunts the fans for one brief moment before flying off the top with his Frogsplash, but Price pops up out of nowhere and drops Gravedigger with THE DOWNFALL!
Zach Davis: OUT OF NOWHERE!
Price quickly pins Gravedigger!
Shannan Lerch: NO! No, damnit, no.
Gravedigger rolls out of the ring as it's time for Nathan von Liebert to reenter it.
Zach Davis: Pantheon actually has the upper hand now! For the first time in this match.
As Price stands, Nathan runs at him and hits a Lariat to the back of his head. The fans boo as Nathan grabs him and lifts him...
Shannan Lerch: STRAIGHT. JACKET. DROP!
Nathan pins Price!
Zach Davis: Aaanndddd there goes that advantage we were talking about!
Shannan Lerch: Gravedigger softened Price up and Nathan put him away.
Gravedigger disappears behind the curtain as Price rolls out of the ring. Jeff Purse is forced to reenter the match.
Zach Davis: Once again, Purse and Nathan von Liebert.
However, Stuart Slane wants a chance to go toe to toe with the World Champion. Nathan tags him in.
Shannan Lerch: Scratch that. Jeff Purse versus the Scoutmaster.
Slane enters the ring, but the audience becomes distracted. Suddenly, Gravedigger and Striker burst out from backstage brawling on the top of the entrance ramp. The brawling is so intense that even the competitors in the ring pause and observe as the two Hall of Fame legends duke it out. Gravedigger and Striker are hitting each other with everything they got. Striker staggers Gravedigger back with a forearm and leaps at Gravedigger, tackling him to the ground and lays a few rights into him, but Gravedigger rolls him over and starts hitting at Striker.
Zach Davis: What the hell is this!? They were eliminated!
Shannan Lerch: Oh who cares, let's just enjoy the brawl.
Striker rolls out of the way and the two men are back up, brawling some more. Security comes out from backstage to break it up and without saying anything to each other, they both turn and the crowd pops as Gravedigger and Striker start brawling with security. A few seconds later, security is laid out on top of the ramp. Gravedigger and Strike explode with more huge lefts and rights. Gravedigger gains the advantage and hits a low blow on Striker. Digger has Striker up and DEATH DRIVER!!!
Zach Davis: Oh my God! That was on the steel entranceway!
The crowd boos loudly as Gravedigger stands up, smirking. He glances down at Striker and then looks off to the side of the stage and a devilish grin spreads across his face.
Shannan Lerch: Oh no, not that!
Gravedigger picks up Striker and walks him over to the side of the ramp. Striker senses what’s about to happen and fights back at Gravedigger but Digger stops him with a huge knee to the midsection. Gravedigger lifts Striker up onto his shoulders and positions him for an Embalmer.
Zach Davis: Get more security out here!
More members of security rush out, but Gravedigger dumps Skyler Striker off the side of the ramp with an Embalmer onto the crates and equipment below.
Crowd: HOLY SHIT HOLY SHIT HOLY SHIT
Security apprehends Gravedigger and he laughs loudly as they pull him across the stage and eventually to the back. EMTs rush out and check on Skyler Striker.
Shannan Lerch: Striker could be injured!
Zach Davis: Will he even be able to make it to One?
In the ring, Slane uses the distraction to grab strike Purse from behind, hitting him right in the back of the head. Purse staggers away but Slane stays on the attack. He grabs Purse from behind and puts him into a Half Nelson.
Shannan Lerch: And here we go again!
Slane lifts Purse up and hits the Scoutmaster Slam!
Zach Davis: Stuart Slane has Jeff Purse's number!, he's going to pin the World Champion!
Slane falls on top of Purse!
NO! PURSE KICKS OUT!
Shannan Lerch: I don't believe it!
Slane is a machine and doesn't sweat it. He picks Purse up and throws him to a corner. He walks methodically towards him and lifts him up onto it, climbing up with him.
Zach Davis: Stuart Slane going high risk now too! Another big Superplex?
Purse, however, knows this is his only chance. He hits Slane in the head several times, punching him repeatedly, before knocking him off. Purse uses all the strength he has to fly off the top onto Slane..
Shannan Lerch: THE DEFLATER!
Purse hits it! He pins the Scoutmaster.
Zach Davis: WHOA!
Shannan Lerch: THERE GOES STUART SLANE!
Before Jeff Purse can even stand, Nathan dives into the ring, tackling him down and hitting him with punch after punch after punch. With a head of steam Nathan gets back up, grabs Jonny out of nowhere and slams his face into the turnbuckle. Fly falls off the apron to the outside as Nathan goes back on the attack, choking Purse for four seconds before the referee forces him off.
Zach Davis: Nathan von Liebert has no more partners, and he's become a vicious animal, backed against the wall.
Nathan pulls Purse into the middle of the ring and pulls him in, hitting a Spike DDT! He then lifts Purse up and ties his arms between the middle and top ropes.
Shannan Lerch: Uh oh, you know what's coming here. After those chair shots and this Spike DDT, this isn't good for Jeff Purse.
Nathan quickly heads to the top, walks on the ropes until he's above Purse, bouncing on them, putting extreme pressure onto Purse's arms. Nathan finishes by grabbing Purse's neck and dropping to his knees!
Zach Davis: There it is, the Demon Bounce!
Nathan pins the World Champion!
Shannan Lerch: Aaannddd bam. Jeff Purse is eliminated.
Zach Davis: We're down to Jonny Fly and Nathan von Liebert.
Shannan Lerch: I have to say, Jeff did put up a hell of a fight. But once Eric attacked him with all those chair shots... the end was inevitable.
Zach Davis: Price may have set Jeff back, but he didn't take him out. And I think that at One, Eric Price is going to be dealing with a very, very pissed off World Champion.
After taking a moment to check on Jeff, Jonny Fly slides into the ring. Nathan backs away for a moment, not wanting to get into a brawl with Jonny right away.
Shannan Lerch: Nathan is looking to be methodical here. Which is smart. Jonny Fly ain't no scrub.
But Fly isn't in any mood to take things slow. He runs at Nathan, Spearing him down before hitting him with punch after punch. The crowd roars as Fly gets back to his feet and Nathan stumbles up. Fly measures him and lifts him up....
Zach Davis: Falcon Arrow!
Fly takes NvL down with a Falcon Arrow! He then begins climbing to the top.
Shannan Lerch: Here it comes...
Fly dives off with the Fly Swatter!
Zach Davis: HE HITS IT! HE HITS IT!
Jonny Fly pins Nathan von Liebert!
NO! NATHAN KICKS OUT!
Shannan Lerch: HOLY SHIT! I DON'T BELIEVE IT!
Zach Davis: NATHAN VON LIEBERT JUST KICKED OUT OF THE FLY SWATTER!
Jonny gets up and he's as surprised as the audience is. For once, Jonny seems to be off his game plan. Fly grabs Nathan's legs.
Shannan Lerch: He's going to lock in his "My Supremacy!"
But Nathan has it scouted, kicking away at Fly. Fly marches back towards him and Nathan rolls him up with a pin!
Nathan grabs the ropes for added leverage!
Zach Davis: NO! Fly kicks out!
Shannan Lerch: What a match this has been....
Nathan measures Fly up, breathing heavily, looking to end this. Fly stumbles to his feet...
Zach Davis: One more time.... the Straightjacket Drop!
Nathan lifts Fly, but Fly lands behind him! Fly spins Nathan around... and hits a Fisherman's Suplex into a Brainbuster!
Shannan Lerch: Isn't that-
Zach Davis: THE ICE CAP! A tribute to the fallen Polar Phantasm!
Fly falls on top of NvL afterwards, hooking the leg!
Shannan Lerch: FLY WINS! There it is. Fly wins.
Zach Davis: Jonny Fly wins the first ever WCF Torneo Cibernetico!
Fly's music hits as he slowly stumbles to his feet. Nathan holds his head in pain as the referee raises Fly's hand high into the air.
Shannan Lerch: Fly better enjoy it, because I really don't think Seth is going to let him walk out of One as a victor.
Zach Davis: We'll see, Shannan. Fly just proved he's still got it.
Shannan Lerch: Two weeks from today, the fate of the company is decided as Fly and Seth settle an issue that has been brewing ever since Seth was sent to jail.
Zach Davis: Torture's Hall of Fame status is decided as he faces Jay Price for the first time ever.
Shannan Lerch: Roy Speede meets the legendary Brad Kane in the ring, one on one.
Zach Davis: In a Legends match, Skyler Striker and Gravedigger battle, one on one.
Shannan Lerch: Steve Orbit is forced to compete twice, once against Slane, and also as he and Waylon Cash, the Homegrown Players battle Odin Balfore and Benjamin Atreyu.
Zach Davis: FPV and Nathan von Liebert settle their issues, once and for all.
Shannan Lerch: And with Sarah Twilight as the Special Guest Referee, the World Title is on the line.
Zach Davis: Eric Price and Jeff Purse finally battle, one on one, once more, with everything on the line. Fans, we'll see you then.
Slam ends with the man who just may be the next owner of the company celebrating.