Live from the Santander Arena in Reading, Pennsylvania
The arena goes pitch black as the temperature drops 20 degrees.
Voice: The act of taking from others is tantamount of evil. From the moment we are born, we are nothing but parasites. Life is nothing more than a succession of sins. Life is evil itself. I am concious that I'm evil. The same applies to all of you.
"Blue Suede" by Vince Staples starts playing as "VWA" appears on the jumbotron. Out walks Damain Manson decked out in his trademark white suit and umbrella with VWA written on it.
Damain Mason: Oh it has been a minute since WCF has had to worry about the Death Dealer wrecking everything in the WCF. Since day one here I told you about the creatures that would be beside me and now that day is closing in on you, so fear it. When you on the roster go to sleep at night the nightmares will be even more intense. You will awake in cold sweets and call out in the middle of the night for help but nothing will be able to help you survive your fate. This week I have spoken of the Kracken and his awakening. Are you really prepared for the event of all events? Many in the media have tossed around one name, (laughing) it is not that name. I gave you the name and you looked right passed it. Welcome the Kracken!
"Drama" by Tech N9ne starts playing as "The Kraken" Jasper McCoy walks towards the ring also dressed in a white suit. Kraken climbs into the ring and Damain hugs him.
Damain Manson: This is Villains With Attitude! This is just the start.
"Blue Suede" begins playing again as the duo now know as VWA exit threw the crowd.
Damian Simmons vs Matthew Drake vs Jim Brantelli
The bell rings and Drake slides out of the ring and taunts the fans and laughs in their faces.
Zach Davis: Look at this his debut and he already thinks he's something special.
Freddy Whoa: I love it, he is trying to psych out his opponents. Or he's just being a dick.
Damian and Jim look at Drake as if he is a coward! The two men circle the ring multiple times before initiating the lock up in the middle of the ring. Damian drives Jim into the corner and unloads on his head with rapid punches. All of a sudden Drake slides back into the ring and fires off 4 quick punches in the back of Damian. Damian turns around and Drake looks scared. Drake tries to run but is grabbed by his hair and slammed by the strength of Damian.
Zach Davis: This match is off to a very quick start. I love the intensity behind these rookies.
Damian mounts Drake and unloads with rights and lefts. Jim tackles Damian off of Drake. Drake rushes to the corner and gets up in a stagger. Jim and Drake begin kicking and stomping on Damian, both men knowing Damian is obviously the biggest threat. They pick Damian up and suplex him. Drake throws Jim out of the ring and rushes for a pin.
Zach Davis: A solid suplex that had a lot of power behind it. And Drake tries for the sneaky pin.
Damian kicks out and looks at Drake with fury blaring out of his eyes.
Freddy Whoa: Did he really think he was gonna win that easily?
Drake slides out of the ring Damian slides out after him. Drake ducks a clothesline from Jim and Damian crushes Jim with a brutal big boot.
Zach Davis: Oh my God! That was a crippling big boot to Brantelli's head.
Freddy Whoa: He might have a headache after that one.
Drake slides back in the ring. Damian climbs on the apron and slowly enters the ring. Drake throws Damian into the ropes, Damian springboards off the ropes into a deadly stunner.
Zach Davis: Simmons with a solid spring board stunner. Drake had no idea it was coming.
Damian picks up Drake and hits him with a bionic elbow. Jim comes in and gets hit with a double underhook DDT from Damian. Damian walks to the ropes and raises his hands and the crowded goes wild.
Zach Davis: Damian has taken this match over and the fans love it. He is not missing a beat with his moves.
Damian drags both his opponents to the middle of the ring and runs into the ropes and hits a leg drop on both men. Drake rolls out of the ring and Damian climbs the top rope and hits a elbow drop on Jim. Damian rushes over for the pin.
Drake slides in the ring and smashes Damian in the back with a chair to break the pin fall.
Zach Davis: That sneaky son of a bitch! He is getting beaten so bad he has to resort to those tactics. Matthew Drake is pathetic.
Drake goes back and forth hitting Damian and Jim in the back with the chair. Damian rolls to the floor after the many shots. The crowd drowns Drake in boos and his ego just gets bigger with the louder they get.
Freddy Whoa: I completely agree with these fans he deserves all of the boos he gets.
Jim gets to his feet while Drake is in the corner taunting the crowd. Jim grabs Drake and hits him with a German suplex.
Zach Davis: That was such a flawless German. Know one does that suplex as great as Brantelli.
Damian climbs back on the apron and jim gives him a huge shoulder block and knocks him back to the floor. Jim hits a smirk before picking Drake up and hitting him with a DDT. Jim goes for the pin on Drake.
Zach Davis: Brantelli is going for the win. He might have this match in the bag.
Damian breaks up the pin as all men lay on their backs. Drake slowly gets to his feet. Drake picks up Jim and nails him with a solid superkick that echos around the arena.
Zach Davis: That superkick had some anger behind it.
Freddy Whoa: They heard that one in the cheap seats.
Damian rolls out of the ring and Drake runs into the ropes with a headful of steam and flys through the middle and top rope to hit Damian with a suicide dive. Drake climbs back in the ring with a very cocky swagger. Drake looks down at the floor at Damian and Drake gets crushed with a chair shot to the back of the head by Jim. Jim quickly goes for a pin.
Zach Davis: Brantelli uses Drakes on tactics on him and they might have bitten Drake in the ass.
Drake kicks out and looks out as if he has no clue where he is. Jim hunches over in disbelief. Drake gets up and hits Jim with a falcon arrow and runs to the turnbuckle and climbs to the top and hits Jim with a Phoenix splash.
Zach Davis: What a gorgeous Phoenix Splash! I can't remember anyone pulling that move out here.
Freddy Whoa: What did I just see this man do?!?
The crowd is amazed by this spectacular match these three men are having. The crowd begins to chant "THIS IS AWESOME, THIS IS AWESOME,..."
Zach Davis: I completely agree with the fans what a match we are witnessing. This one will go down in history!
Damian stirs to his feet and nails Drake with a thunderous right hand and Drake drops hard. Damian picks up Jim and hits his signature move the spine splinter.
Zach Davis: There is the signature from Simmons he is looking to close this match out.
Damian throws Jim out of the ring and picks up Drake and hits him with his finisher named elevation. The crowd goes wild as Damian goes for the pin.
Zach Davis: Simmons nails his version of the full Nelson slam, Elevation. And it was brilliantly executed.
Freddy Whoa: Call Matthew Drakes mom and tell her to pick him up this match is over.
Jim yanks the ref out to break up the count. Drake slowly rolls to the ropes while Damian drags Jim into the ring by his neck, and punches him multiple times with his right hand. Drake throws Damian into the corner and lifts him into turnbuckle powerbomb. Jim is hunched over and Drake nails him with Lights Out.
Zach Davis: Drake just drove Brantelli's head straight through the ring. That was brutal.
Freddy Whoa: I hope someone in China calls Brantelli's family so they can find his head.
Jim looks as if he can't recover. But Drake turns to Damian and lines him up. Drake runs up and Damian catches him for another Elevation. Damian lifts Drake up and Drake pulls him down and nails him with the Kingslayer. Drake slides into the pin.
Zach Davis: It's another Elevation, wait no RKO from Drake. Simmons pops up to his knees Drake runs into the ropes and nails him with a wicked knee to the side of the head. That's the Kingslayer we've heard about.
Freddy Whoa: What in the Hell that is the most devastating finisher I've witnessed.
The ref raises Matthew Drakes hand as "Forever" by Drake plays. The crowd boos very loud as Drake climbs the corner and taunts them after his debut win.
Zach Davis: This amazing match is over and all three men will be feeling that one in the morning. That was very physical and very brutal. But all in all a very enjoyable match.
Freddy Whoa: I loved that match even though I wish Drake would've gotten destroyed he proved he belongs here. I have gained a very small amount of respect for Drake, but a massive amount of respect for Simmons and Brantelli they gave it their all
The Very Big Alliance vs Jaice Wilds/Teo Del Sol vs Bishop and Priest
"The Night Santa Went Crazy" by "Weird Al" Yankovic plays as Bishop and Priest make their way into the Santander Arena. The two men walk down the aisle looking supremely confused by the musical selection.
Freddy Whoa: For the third week in a row now, Bishop and Priest have apparently neglected to get their music to our production staff, so a very, ahem, unique choice has been made for them.
Zach Davis: Who doesn't like celebrating Christmas in July, especially with Weird Al?
Kyle Steel: Coming to the ring at this time . . . they hail from Miami, Florida, and weigh in this evening at a combined 590 pounds . . . the team of BISHOP and PRIEST!
Freddy Whoa: Am I the only one that finds it a little bit unusual that a dark religious figure and his twin brother hail from Florida? Shouldn't they be from "The Mouth of Hell" or something spooky like that?
Zach Davis: Miami . . . Mouth of Hell . . . same difference.
The music shifts from Weird Al to Motorhead, as "Rock Out" hits the loudspeakers. The Very Big Alliance walk out on to the stage and high five each other, causing a cascade of fireworks to shoot out from either side of the platform. They walk down to the ring and pause to catch their breath.
Kyle Steel: Weighing in tonight at a combined 967 pounds, they are William the Behemoth and Ainsley "The Tank" Ivanovic . . . they are the VERY . . . BIG . . . ALLIANCE!
"Side Of A Bullet" by Nickleback hits the speakers as Jaice Wilds enters the arena. There are cheers and whistles and applause and those dollar store noisemakers. Jaice hugs people and high fives motherfuckers and gives the fans all the love they give him, stopping on the stage to wait for his partner.
Kyle Steel: And the first half of our final team, he is from Peurto Vehlo, Brazil, and weighs in tonight at 184 pounds, he is the "Xtreme Aerialist," JAICE WILDS!
Zach Davis: I wonder how Jaice manages to pass out all of those dollar store noisemakers to the fans for his entrance.
Freddy Whoa: Forge about that, I want to know how he knows which members of the crowd are motherfuckers and manages only to high five those fans who are motherfuckers.
The crowd explodes as the roaring guitar riff of "Kickstart My Heart" tears throughout the arena, signaling the arrival of Teo del Sol. The lights drop, enveloping the arena in darkness as they turn towards the entrance ramp.
With a crescendo and a burst of flame, Teo del Sol springs onto the entrance ramp, a white and gold jacket with a luchador's mask emblazoned across the back. He walks forward, holding his hands out over his head and bathing in the applause.
He takes a deep bow and slaps hands with Jaice Wilds before the two walk towards the ring, Teo high fiving the fans along the way. The duo hits the ring, where Del Sol holds his arms over his head and yells out a cry, which the fans all join in on, eliciting a cheer from the audience as the music reaches its crescendo. He turns and steps back into the ring, waiting for the bell.
Kyle Steel: And his tag team partner, hailing from Houston, Texas, and weighing 188 pounds, TEO DEL SOL!
Zach Davis: We've got an interesting tag team match here, with three duos who all have something to prove. The Very Big Alliance are attempting to get themselves back on track after losing the Internet Championship, Bishop and Priest want to put themselves in a better place after coming out on the wrong end of a Television Title shot last week, and Jaice Wilds is still trying to get his head on straight after not capturing the Alpha Championship at Blast.
Freddy Whoa: And don't forget about Teo Del Sol, who wants to build momentum going into Ultimate Showdown, where he could become the number one contender for the World Championship.
Zach Davis: I've received word that there was a coin toss backstage to determine who would begin the match, and the team of Del Sol and Wilds was the odd one out, so they're both heading to the apron while we've got Ainsley Ivanovic and Priest kicking it off for their respective teams. Priest is used to being the biggest man in any given match, but here he finds himself dwarfed by both members of the Very Big Alliance, who are, well, very big.
Freddy Whoa: I guess the name "Not Very Creative with Coming Up with Our Moniker Alliance" doesn't roll off the tongue as well.
The bell rings. Priest, being undaunted by the larger man, immediately locks up with him, but Ivanovic gets the better of things and powers Priest back into the one neutral corner. The referee asks for a clean break, but Ainsley ignores him and sends his palm crashing down across Priest's chest with an open-handed chop. Priest doubles over in pain, which allows Ivanovic the opening to grab him and drive him to the mat with a headlock takedown, where he continues to crank on the headlock.
Zach Davis: It's not often that you see the big brawler that we call "The Tank" bust out into mat wrestling, but it can and does happen from time-to-time.
Freddy Whoa: Can you imagine what it smells like when you've got your head situated in Ainsley's armpit?
Zach Davis: Probably not nearly as bad as William's.
Freddy Whoa: Touché.
Slowly but surely, Priest manages to power himself up off the mat, regaining a vertical base despite Ainsley continuing to hold on to the headlock. Once standing, Priest buries his elbow into Ivanovic's gut not once, not twice, but thrice, and then manages to shove him off into the ropes.
Zach Davis: And Priest rocks Ainsley with a back elbow to the face as he comes off the ropes! But Ivanovic doesn't go down!
Freddy Whoa: Priest is measuring him for another shot . . .
Priest throws his own body back into the ropes at this point and charges forward.
Zach Davis: Diving clothesline now on Ainsley the Tank!
Freddy Whoa: But the Hungry, Hungry, Hungarian remains on his feet!
Priest looks over to the corner currently being occupied by Jaice Wilds and Teo Del Sol, where he and Wilds exchange a knowing look. Wilds climbs up to the top rope, and Priest walks over and tags Wilds while he continues to stand there.
Zach Davis: That's one of the unique rules in these three-way tag team matches. Any man can tag any other man, regardless of what team you're on.
Freddy Whoa: Priest is grabbing Jaice Wilds now. I don't know where this is going . . .
Zach Davis: ROCKET LAUNCHER INTO A CORKSCREW BODY BLOCK BY WILDS ONTO THE STANDING AINSLEY IVANOVIC!
Wilds and Ivanovic go crashing down to the mat in a heap. After regaining his bearings for a split second, Jaice dives over on to the prone Ivanovic for a pin attempt.
Zach Davis: And the Very Big Alliance member manages to kick out!
Ainsley, being somewhat slow to get up due to his size, pulls himself into a seated position, but he is immediately sent back down to the mat when Jaice Wilds unloads a big front kick into his chest. Wilds then runs the ropes, and . . .
Zach Davis: STANDING SHOOTING STAR PRESS!
Rather than going for another pin attempt so quickly, Wilds heads to his corner and tags in Teo Del Sol. During the referee's count of five, the two high flyers climb to the top rope on opposite sides of the ring.
Zach Davis: Looks like we could be setting up for something big here . . . but Ainsley plays it smart and rolls out of the ring under the bottom rope before either man can make his dive!
Freddy Whoa: With the gut on that guy, I'm surprised that he could roll out underneath anything.
Zach Davis: William the Behemoth has dropped down off of the apron now, and it looks like we're having a VBA strategy conference out on the arena floor.
Freddy Whoa: They need to keep their eyes on what is going on in the ring . . .
Zach Davis: TOPE CON HILO OVER THE TOP ROPE AND ON TO THE VERY BIG ALLIANCE BY TEO DEL SOL!
Freddy Whoa: That might not be all, either.
Jaice Wilds climbs to the top rope facing to the outside of the ring and takes a moment to briefly cross himself before . . .
Freddy Whoa: AERIAL ACE! AERIAL ACE!
Zach Davis: Usually he performs that into the ring as his big finishing maneuver, but extreme times call for extreme measures, and Jaice Wilds just performed his corkscrew leg lariat on to the Very Big Alliance while they were down on the arena floor!
Freddy Whoa: We're not very far into this match, and two thirds of the wrestlers are already laying on the floor after having taken some massive damage!
Zach Davis: Wait a second, now what are Bishop and Priest doing?
Bishop and Priest have both entered the ring, despite not being legal men. They begin to run the ropes.
Zach Davis: Are these big men also going to fly?!
It looks like Bishop and Priest are going to attempt simultaneous suicide dives, but, they ultimately stop short of diving and instead raise their four middle fingers to the audience, who boo vociferously.
Freddy Whoa: Sometimes you can't go wrong with the classics, can you?
Bishop and Priest step out of the ring and down to the floor. Priest throws Teo Del Sol back into the ring while Bishop places Ainsley Ivanovic on the ring apron before getting back into the squared circle himself and slapping Ainsley's shoulder.
Zach Davis: It looks like the ref is counting that as a tag, so we've got Bishop and Del Sol as the legal men, and things are looking pretty good for Bishop, as he's the only one in this match who hasn't taken any damage so far.
Bishop grabs the much smaller man by the throat with both of his massive hands and lifts him high into the air, holding him there in a double choke position.
Freddy Whoa: Del Sol likes high flying so much that this should make him feel right at home!
Zach Davis: The referee is administering the five count, but . . . wait a second . . . Teo Del Sol just bit Bishop's hand, and that caused Bishop to drop him! Del Sol is not a man who likes to bend the rules, but, when you're being illegally choked out, sometimes you have to fight fire with fire!
Teo lands on his feet in front of Bishop, and, knowing he needs to take extreme measures against the seven footer, flings himself into the ropes.
Zach Davis: Flying cross body by Teo Del Sol!
Bishop doesn't go down, and Del Sol falls down to the mat in front of him. Undeterred, he gets back up to his feet and does the exact same thing.
Zach Davis: A second cross body block now!
Freddy Whoa: This idiot just can't learn a lesson, can he?
Bishop is shaken but still doesn't fall. Teo propels himself into the ropes one more time.
Zach Davis: A third cross body block, and that does it! Teo Del Sol has felled the big redwood tree that is Bishop!
Teo gets up as quickly as he can, heading to the ring apron.
Zach Davis: He's signaling for it! He wants to hit the Habanero High Dive!
Freddy Whoa: Wait a second, Jaice Wilds just climbed up on to the ring apron and slapped Teo's back!
Referee: THAT'S A TAG!
Del Sol does not appear to be happy with Wilds at all, but Jaice quickly reassures him that he has a plan, and the two get back on the same page.
Zach Davis: HABANERO HIGH DIVE! The slingshot splash from Teo Del Sol connects on Bishop!
Freddy Whoa: But Del Sol isn't legal anymore, so he doesn't go for the cover and gestures for Jaice Wilds to go for his own high flying move!
Wilds appears all set to springboard into the ring, perhaps with his own variation on the own Habanero High Dive, but a split second of hesitation on his part allows William the Behemoth to appear on the ring apron and deliver a big haymaker punch to the side of Wilds head. Jaice immediately falls off the apron and down on to the floor.
Referee: I guess that's a tag, too!
Freddy Whoa: Teo Del Sol is PISSED at his partner for screwing up what looks like it could have been a certain victory!
Zach Davis: Look out, Teo!
While venting his frustration with Jaice Wilds, Teo Del Sol is caught from behind with a big boot by Bishop, which knocks him out of the ring.
Freddy Whoa: Look out, Bishop!
Seconds after connecting with the big boot, Bishop himself is ambushed, as Ainsley Ivanovic takes him down with a running double axe handle. William the Behemoth enters the ring as well.
Zach Davis: I don't have a good feeling about whatever the Very Big Alliance is planning here.
William runs towards Ainsley, and in a surprise move, Ainsley hiptosses his own partner, though he does it in such a way that the 560 pound competitor goes flying down on to Priest, essentially squishing him with a rolling senton.
Freddy Whoa: OH NO! Does Bishop have any ribs that AREN'T broken after that one?!
Zach Davis: Here comes Priest, looking for the save . . . KICK, WHAM, STUNNER BY AINSLEY!
While Ivanovic has been dispatching Priest, William has been placing Bishop into the tree of woe. He runs towards the upside down Bishop and throws all of his five hundred plus pounds into a massive body splash.
Zach Davis: CONCUSSION CREATOR!
William goes in for the pin.
Freddy Whoa: The Very Big Alliance pulls it off, and I already feel bad for the Bob's Big Boy that is going to host their celebration party!
Zach Davis: We don't know who is going to be holding the Tag Team Titles coming out of Ultimate Showdown, but they should definitely be prepared for a challenge from the Very Big Alliance!
Television Title on the Line
David Sanchez/Ethan King/Steven Singh/Bale Pascal vs Andre Aquarius/John Rabid/Jason O'Neal/Taylor Wright
Kyle Steel: The following contest is an eight-person tag team match scheduled for one fall and it will fought under Television Championship rules: meaning that if John Rabid is pinned or forced to submit throughout; whoever scores this fall will become the new TV Champion!!!...
A sample of Battle Without Honour plays for a few seconds before shifting gears completely and fading into Untrust Us by Crystal Castles; the electronic vibes and pale-blue lighting bringing the crowd to their feet, even if it is only to boo the arrival of Everest.
Kyle Steel: Introducing first-- being accompanied to the ring by Aapo Nikula… Bale Pascal and the 2017 WCF Trios Cup winning team of David Sanchez, Steven Singh and Ethan King. Together, they are Everest!!!
Nikula walks through the curtain first, followed by Bale Pascal who doesn’t seem as depressed as one usually would when appearing for the first time since losing a belt. Next, onto the stage walks Sanchez, one third of the Trios titles carelessly being dragged behind him with no respect for the gold. Finally, King and Singh walk onto the screen; each also dragging their share of the Trios belts behind them, but at least wearing the Tag-Team titles around their waists with a little more respect.
Freddy Whoa: Is it it weird that Bale Pascal’s manager looks more upset by that People’s Championship match with Jay Price than he does?
Zach Davis: No, what’s weird is that he actually looks happy about it. Maybe there’s some truth to that old edict about the People’s belt Freddy-- we’ve seen it brand the likes of Scarecrow, Kevin Bishop, Spencer Adams, Teo Del Sol; countless guys who were destined for big things… with a mark that doesn’t wash off. Maybe without it, we’ll get to see what Pascal’s really got to offer.
Freddy Whoa: Maybe we will Zach… maybe we will. Either way, the disdain with which Everest treats those Trios Championships is simply disgusting Zach. I mean, why bother entering and winning a tournament for them-- just to desecrate them the way we’ve seen since Asesinato?
Zach Davis: Who knows Freddy, at least after Ultimate Showdown those belts will have some potential new owners. I don’t see Everest walking out of that match empty-handed with the numbers weighing so heavily in their favour. All things considered; these guys have a grip on everything in the WCF right now… except, of course for the one thing they actually want.
Pascal and Nikula hang back a little, allowing Singh, King and Sanchez to measure their throwing arm’s prowess in the usual way. They each throw their Trios belt into the squared circle from halfway up the ramp. Singh’s having landed closer to the center of the ring; simultaneously winning him the right to start this match as the legal man. Aapo takes his position at ringside as the rest of Everest enters the ring and waits for their opponents.
Kyle Steel: … and their opponents; first-- from London, England weighing in tonight at 225lbs-- he is the reigning and defending WCF Television Champion. “The Ripper” John Raaaaaaaabid!!!
“Death Breath - Toxic Avenger Remix” by Bring Me The Horizon hits as a huge pyrotechnic barrage explodes around the jumbotron. As the smoke clears, we see John Rabid standing tall; arms out stretched as he spins on the spot with the Television Title strapped around his waist. Rabid struts down the ramp, snarling and gnashing his teeth at a stray cameraman as John's name appears on a Slam Graphic. Meanwhile, Rabid's 'tron plays in the background; it's The Ripper hitting the Kingdom Destroyer on a cavalcade of doomed jobbers, this scene is intercut with footage of Lon Chaney in Tod Browning's "London After Midnight" (1927).
Freddy Whoa: John Rabid’s got his work cut out for him tonight Zach. He’ll be looking to hold onto that title-- a title he won from Sebastian Knight many moons, and many more defenses ago.
Zach Davis: That same title is his ticket into Ultimate Showdown too Freddy. If he were to somehow lose it before we get to Richmond… then he’d be out of the match, and there goes his chance to upgrade to the World Championship-- chances to do that don’t come around very often Fred.
Freddy Whoa: It doesn’t look as though that’s really bothering him too much. He still looks as confident as ever; even when half of his team hates his bones.
Zach Davis: At least he’s got Andre Aquarius. They’ve been on better terms lately, that’s gotta be a Godsend in a match like this.
Rabid reaches the ramp and climbs the turnbuckle, inhaling the boos from the crowd before taking off his black trench-coat, shades and walking over to his corner. Taking ahold of the tagrope and awaiting his partners as he sneers across the ring at Everest.
Kyle Steel: Now-- introducing his partners, first. From Berkeley, California. Weighing in tonight at 173lbs. “Priiiiiiince Lightskin.” Andreeeeee Aquarius!!!
U Mad by Vic Mensa hits the arena as a video of a man's shadow bouncing back and forth with his arms to his sides goes along to the sound of blaring brass. As the beat drops, Andre Aquarius emerges on the stage, continuing to hype himself up to a chorus of boos. Blinking lights go along with the beat and Andre makes his way down the entrance ramp, pounding a fist against his chest.
Freddy Whoa: Andre and John are going to have to work together if they want to come away from this one with a win tonight.
Zach Davis: Ain’t that the truth Freddy. #Beachkrew’s numbers have taken another hit with Jared Holmes nowhere to be found and BLOOR only taking sporadic bookings.
Freddy Whoa: BLOOR?
Zach Davis: Bonnie Blue and Wade Moor, no?
Freddy Whoa: *sigh.*
Aquarius steps through the ropes, surveying his surroundings. He climbs to the top turnbuckle closest to John and poses for a brief moment before stepping onto the apron beside his comrade to talk shop.
Kyle Steel: Next-- coming to us from New Orleans, Louisiana. He weighs in tonight at 220lbs. He is “The Reeeeeeal Deeeeeeeeal” Jason O’Neal!!!
#1 by Nelly hits and Jason O'Neal walks arrogantly walks to the ring. He steps through the ropes but remains on the other side of the ringpost from Andre and John.
Kyle Steel: … and finally-- from Brooklyn, New York and now residing in Chicago, Illinois. He weighs in tonight at 222lbs. He is Tayyyyyyyylor Wriiiiight!!!
Taylor Wright enters the arena while "Hell Song" by Sum 41 plays. He walks to the ring with authority. Clad in denim jeans, shades and a denim jacket that he discards on his way down the ramp.
Freddy Whoa: Well, I guess it’s time to address the elephant in the room Zach…
Zach Davis: Yeah, for those at home who might be unfamiliar with Mr. Wright’s work-- he’s pretty much just the assistant of David Sanchez.
Freddy Whoa: The guy disappeared recently after debuting in the WCF; defeating then-Alpha Champion, Adam Bass along with Biohazard… like 5 times, but he’s got no business being on this team.
Zach Davis: Gonna have to agree with you there Freddy. This doesn’t really make sense, but maybe there’s some tensions in the Everest locker room, who knows?
Freddy Whoa: Taylor Wright doesn’t even get into the Everest locker room, Zach. I seen him earlier, taping his fists behind the vending machines in the lobby.
As Taylor reaches the ring, he instead walks around it. Shaking Aapo’s hand before climbing the steps at the Everest corner and shaking the hands of Ethan King, Bale Pascal and David Sanchez before finally approaching Singh in the middle of the ring; having been left to start as the legal man by his reluctant team. Taylor looks back to his corner, nobody looks happy to see him. Nobody except his opponents.
Zach Davis: Well… maybe tonight’s the night he earns his way in there then, Freddy.
Freddy Whoa: That’s a possibility Zach, but from what I’ve seen this guy is competitive at least. I’d hope that’ll be the thing that shines through and this match will go ahead as a fair contest.
*Ding Ding Ding*
Steven Singh and Taylor Wright start the match for their respective teams; circling one another and the ring at the same time. Before too long, they finally lock horns in what looks to be a collar and elbow tie-up but winds up just being a greatly exaggerated handshake. The crowd boos wildly as Taylor Wright flips them off and shares a laugh with his Everest stablemate before blindly tagging in Jason O’Neal with an open-handed slap to the face. He then simply rolls out of the ring, forcing the Real Deal to enter for his team as Rabid and Aquarius shout a barrage of insults down at Wright from the apron above.
Zach Davis: Haha… how’s that hope holding up there, Freddy?
Freddy Whoa: Shut up, Zach…. Just call the damn 5-on-3 match.
Wright smiles at his would-be partners from the floor as O’Neal steps into the ring, distracted by the premature implosion of his team for long enough to allow Singh to catch him off-guard and execute a high-angle belly to back suplex that forces Jason backwards across the ring to the Everest corner; where much to the referee’s annoyance, he’s immediately set upon by the three non-legal men there while Singh baits John and Andre who try to enter but find themselves being warned off by the official. Meanwhile, Mr.Wright steps back up and onto the apron. Taking ahold of the tag-rope with one hand and picking his pearly white teeth with the other as four men stomp a hole in Jason O’Neal.
Zach Davis: Well, this match didn’t take very long to show its true shape. Now we’ve got Jason O’Neal isolated by four members of Everest in one corner and nobody in his own corner looks particularly bothered about it.
Freddy Whoa: Yeah, don’t let #beachkrew’s actions fool you. They want their hands on Everest for other reasons-- at this point Jason O’Neal is just collateral damage to John and Andre.
Singh makes the tag, finally. Leaving Sanchez in the ring with O’Neal as the legal man. The Mayor of Chicago wastes little to no time in applying a rest-hold in the form of a rear chinlock as the crowd jeers him for doing so. With the hold applied, he drags Jason up to his feet and backs into his own corner; allowing Pascal to tag himself into the match and unload a flurry of short-arm hooks to Jason’s stomach. With the Real Deal doubled over, Pascal delivers a picturesque snap suplex, leaving O’Neal in prime position as King tags himself into the match and scales the turnbuckle before leaping off and landing flush upon O’Neal with a rolling knee from the top. Efficient as ever, King is quick to float through to the pin.
O’Neal is able to thrust his shoulder up from the canvas at the last second, having been victimized by Everest since the beginning of this match. Unimpressed, King hoists Jason back to his feet and places him in front-chancery. Only to find himself being charged back into enemy territory as the Real Deal lifts his weight and pushes him back to the corner where he meets the turnbuckle with a crunch. Taylor Wright immediately releases the tag-rope, jumping down from the apron as Rabid rather unceremoniously slaps O’Neal on the top of his shiny head, tagging himself in. The Ripper hits the ring hot, charging across the squared circle and wiping out both Singh and Sanchez with the same leg lariat. Before throwing a stiff right into the mouth of Bale Pascal; causing him too to be knocked from the corner.
Freddy Whoa: Jason O’Neal’s gotta be glad to get out of there. Everest were laying into him like he owed them money.
Zach Davis: Luckily for him, John Rabid’s got no beef with being the bigger man. He’s tagged himself into this contest and in a matter of seconds it’s starting to look like there’s a light at the end of the tunnel for #Beachkrew and Friends.
With the Everest corner now cleared of any potential threats, Rabid charges back to his own corner where King remains prone; winded from the impact between his back and the turnbuckle. The TV Champ turn on the spot before sprinting back with a running missile dropkick that connects with Ethan King’s jawline and drops him to canvas as Andre Aquarius gladly receives the tag that makes him legal for the first time in this match. He too hits the ring in a heated manner; delivering a lariat to both Sanchez and Singh who again try to invade the ring and get Ethan out of harm’s way but only receive clotheslines for their concern. Using the full five-count; Rabid drags King back up to his feet and motions towards Prince Lightskin for something unorthodox. Reading between the lines, Andre nods and the two men take ahold of Ethan King, hitting him with a double Sliced Bread #2 that receives a mighty applause from the Reading crowd.
Freddy Whoa: Double Sliced Breh! Ethan King’s in trouble here Zach, and he’s a long way from that Everest corner.
Zach Davis: Maybe so Fred, but Bale Pascal’s in the ring now, just as Rabid’s back on the apron, and he’s stopping Aquarius from covering King.
Freddy Whoa: That’s the Everest philosophy on matches Zach. If you can’t win, then be sure nobody else can either. Pascal’s just staying true to their beliefs.
Zach Davis: No, Zach. He’s just illegally obstructing the outcome of this match and that’s all there is to it.
Bale bounds forwards, taking down Aquarius with a back elbow before grabbing King by the leg and dragging him homeward bound to the Everest corner where he tags himself into the match as Aapo Nikula applauds him from ringside. The rest of Everest retakes their positions on the apron as Taylor Wright smiles from across the ring; at least momentarily before it’s stifled by the sneer of John Rabid who must be feeling like this entire match is an exercise in futility by this point. Prince Lightskin gets to his feet, and finds himself engaged in a grapple with Pascal for a brief moment before being slammed overhead with an arm-trap Northern Lights Suplex that launches Andre back into the Everest corner where he hits the turnbuckle upside-down before buckling into a heap as Singh once again tags in; allowing Bale to toe-kick his grounded prey in the gut a few more times for good measure before leaving the ring to a thunderous din of boos.
Zach Davis: Steven Singh stepping back through the ropes now, and I guess it’s time to find out if he’s actually rocking an injury or if he’s just been resting these last few weeks.
Freddy Whoa: My money’s on him just having been on vacation. Singh’s been a pretty consistent main event calibre athlete for over a year now. The struggle is real, Zach.
Zach Davis: Well… right now; all that’s real is the pain shooting through Andre’s body as Singh executes an exploder suplex!
As true as Zach Davis had spoken, the Sure Thing throws Andre with no regard into a crumpled heap against the corner. Lapping up the momentary applause from Taylor Wright, right up until Jason O’Neal pulls him from the apron and catches him before his feet hit the floor with a lightning-quick Lagniappe, completely laying out his own partner on the thinly matted concrete with a cutter before climbing onto the apron himself and carrying on as though nothing had happened. Singh seems unphased by what has transpired in the opposite corner and instead pops off a quick go-behind that Andre’s able to barely wriggle free from the grab, vaulting himself backwards with an overhead soccer kick at the last second; his boot connecting with the bridge of Steven’s nose.
Freddy Whoa: #PepeKick by Andre Aquarius, and he’s got room to move now. Can he get over to his corner though?
Zach Davis: If he can, with Taylor Wright currently picking the protective padding at ringside out of his teeth-- this could be the best chance Aquarius, Rabid and O’Neal have had in this match.
Andre crawls the length of the ring as Everest watches on in horror; their mood only slightly lifted by the fact that just as Aquarius leps to tag in the TV Champion… Jason O’Neal throws his own arm in the way; causing Andre to tag him instead. John Rabid snarls at the Real Deal from the apron, even as the former World Champion lands a Sensation superkick flush on the jaw of Steven Singh as the Superstar comes surging towards him. Sanchez is next into the ring; tasting the exact same superkick as his partner before falling to the canvas. Bale Pascal contemplates intervention for a moment but thinks better of it and maintains a hold on the ropes, stationary on the apron after hearing Aapo’s screams of unwanted advice. Instead it’s Ethan King who enters the fold. O’Neal smiles as the Future King comes bounding towards him. Going to the well once more in hopes of hitting the final superkick in his trilogy. However-- just as it looks as though it’s about to connect, King sidesteps the attack and begins to unleash a flurry of mixed knees and elbows-- enough to drive Jason back to the ropes where Rabid finally tags himself into the match, just in time for O’Neal to be exiled from the ring; courtesy of a Cactus Clothesline from the Eminent one who continues raining down strikes on the Real Deal, even as they both crash onto the floor at ringside.
Freddy Whoa: Ethan King and Jason O’Neal hitting the floor hard, and King’s just unleashing the beast on the Real Deal with those elbows and forearm shots.
Zach Davis: Maybe he’s looking to make a statement Freddy? Everybody’s hyping Sanchez and his chances ahead of Ultimate Showdown. What about Ethan King? He’s been on the kind of role since coming back that you’d usually associate with a lucky rabbit’s foot.
John Rabid enters the ring, immediately avoiding the incoming clothesline from Singh who has now managed to shake the effects of the superkick. Steven tries again; this time finding his arm caught and wrenched out of place as the Ripper wraps his body around the extended limb and drags him to the ground with a cross armbreaker. He keeps the submission locked in tight; doing as much damage as is physically possible. Even when he sees the boot of David Sanchez coming towards his face, breaking the hold before too much damage can be done. Keeping with tradition, the Mayor of Chicago grabs Steven by his unaffected arm and drag him back to the Everest corner while the referee tires of shouting warnings at King on the outside. Meanwhile, in the other corner; Taylor Wright finally gets back to his feet. Dragging Andre Aquarius-- his partner, from the apron and delivering a flapjack that causes Prince Lightskin to faceplant the steel steps. Before stepping over Mr. Kunta’s pained body and screaming for the Serpent to tag him into this contest.
Freddy Whoa: … is he being serious right now?
Zach Davis: Taylor Wright’s back up on the apron, and he’s offering his hand to John Rabid!!!
Freddy Whoa: Don’t feed the trolls Zach. This is clearly another trick. Wright ate a Lagniappe on the floor earlier and he’s been a non-entity in this contest ever since. If the Ripper’s smart, which he is-- he’ll keep Mr. Wright on the sidelines where he can’t influence the outcome of this match.
Confused and defiant, Rabid rejects this offer of assistance. However in doing so he leaves himself exposed to Bale Pascal, who while still on the apron; applies the crossface chickenwing to the Ripper. John struggles free a few times, but the extra use of the ropes for leverage ultimately leaves him at a disadvantage as Bale steps through the ropes with one leg and pulls back on the elasticated cable with his heel, tightening his grip in an illegal manner as the referee finally begins a five-count after noticing the questionable use of the ropes amidst the chaos elsewhere. Pascal uses up until the count of four before letting John go, where he falls with a thud to the canvas; applying whatever pressure he can in the form of a clenched fist into the wounded ball and socket joint of his shoulder. Repeating Everest’s strategy from earlier; Sanchez grabs ahold of John’s leg and drags him not to his own corner but to the one where Taylor Wright waits patiently before slapping John on the foot Sanchez offers to him-- making himself the legal counterpart to David. Rabid rolls under the ropes and regroups with Andre as employer and employee greet one another in the ring.
Zach Davis: Well, this was pretty much what we feared would be the difference maker tonight. Is Taylor Wright going to lie down for the Mayor?
Freddy Whoa: Can we get a Finger Poke of Doom chant going in here?
Sanchez and Wright circle the ring for a few seconds before succumbing to the sexual tension and embracing in a gentle cuddle. They both smile knowingly for a second before Wright’s grin turn to a grimace as Sanchez lifts a knee into his groin and whispers something that doesn’t seem to suggest ‘sorry’ in the ear of his friend. He then proceeds to hoist Taylor onto his shoulder, placing him in spike piledriver position, with the legs of his opponent’s crossed over his head. The crowd boos, even as Ethan King leaps first onto the apron, then onto the ropes and finally into the ring with a springboard 450, grabbing ahold of Wright’s legs and adding to the force of the Quackendriver 2 that Sanchez has come to call ‘Hollow Dreams.’ spiking Mr. Wright hard into the canvas with what is definitely not a Meltzer-driver. Sanchez bows to King; thanking him for his assistance as he wipes his shoulders of any possible debris and hooks the inside leg.
Sanchez rolls off of Wright and is immediately lifted to his feet by King before being joined by Pascal and Singh, then Aapo, who hands each of the winning side a bottle of Evian water. O’Neal looks furious on the outside as Rabid is given his Television Championship; this fury only heightened by the pop this gets from the crowd as John and Andre shrug the forgone result of this match off with relative ease. Crystal Castles is queued to play through the PA; just as the ring announcer makes it official.
Kyle Steel: The winners of this match by pinfall. The team of David Sanchez, Steven Singh, Ethan King and Bale Pascal... EH-VEH-REST!!!
The four standing, full-time members of Everest help Taylor Wright to his feet; where he too is handed a bottle of fancy, French water to sip as he thinks of all the ways he’d like to hurt his so-called friends, taking Slam to a commercial break.
Marty Barrett/Sidney J. Warwick vs Troy Wilson/Dion Necurat
Zach Davis: Welcome back to Slam folks! Its been an exciting evening so far, but up next we have not one..but TWO champions in the ring not to mention two up and coming stars!
Freddy Whoa: Troy Wilson did impress in his debut last week, but The Magnificent Bastard proved he is no slouch..
Zach Davis: Not to mention we will be seeing Alpha Champion Sidney J Warwick, and our World Champion, Dionysus!
Survival by Muse hits and the arena goes black. Gold Sparks shower down the entranceway as Belinda appears,wearing a black glittery mini dress and smoking a cigarette from a long filter. Behind her comes the Bastard in a black sparkling robe. They slowly make their way down to the ring, Belinda flicking her cigarette into the crowd, The Bastard arms out welcoming the crowd reactions with a sneer. Upon reaching the ring, the lights go up and the Bastard climbs to the apron back to the camera revealing golden lettering Marty Barrett and hails to the sky as more Sparks shower down. He enters the ring with Belinda opening the ropes for him as he continues to soak in the moment. Belinda helps him disrobe, revealing long black tights with gold trim and golden boots.
Zach Davis: As usual Marty Barrett makes his entrance along with the lovely Belinda..
Freddy Whoa: How does a white girl have an ass like that? Its unnatural!
Zach Davis: Who cares?
"Two Hands" by Ani DiFranco starts to play over the arena's sound system. Sidney J. Warwick enters. There is no pyro. There are no flashing lights. There is not even video playing on the big screen. Sidney walks down the aisle with a mild sneer on his face as he looks at the audience. He wipes his boots on the ring apron before entering through the ropes, then takes of his necktie and carefully folds it before handing it to the ring attendant.
Zach Davis: And here is the rather unusual Sidney J Warwick..
Freddy Whoa: What do you mean? He is the representative of a generation!
The crowd explodes into cheers as “Not Afraid” by Eminem begins to blare and fog starts to roll down the entrance way. The arena lights turn blue and the fog creates a haze effect. Troy “The Golden Boy” Wilson steps out from behind the curtain slowly. He stops for a moment, flashes his signature smile, and looks around the arena. Bailey's eyes widen as he strides to the ring greeting multiple fans. He climbs up the ring steps, steps through the ropes and into the ring.
Zach Davis: Troy Wilson impressed in his first match here in WCF..But it must be rather daunting not only to have his opponent from last week in the ring, but to be teaming with the World Champion and have the Alpha Champion as an opponent!
"Leaving Dionysus" by Leaving Dionysus begins to play throughout the Arena. "The Legion", 20 Centurion guards march down the aisle, lining up 10 on one side and 10 on the other leading down to the ring and stand at attention.
A quadriga of four Clydesdale horses pulling a chariot made of gold appears carrying "The Crimson Gladiator" Dion Necurat and makes its way down the aisle as if entering the Roman Colosseum ready to do battle and circles the ring and stops.
As Dion enters the ring, the quadriga of four Clydesdale horses pulling a chariot made of gold makes its way back up the aisle and disappears followed by The Legion.
"The Crimson Gladiator" Dion Necurat, standing in the middle of the ring, raising a scepter of Dionysus toward the crowd and starts banging the shaft against a custom made Vibranium/steel alloy Spartan shield calling out his opponent to engage him into a fight to the death.
Dion's fans stand in unison to cheer their warrior as gold coins in Dion Necurat's likeness rains down on him in the center of the ring. He looks out to his fans, who give Dion the thumbs up and gives his opponent the thumbs down, meaning "Death!"
Dion raises both arms holding the scepter and custom made Spartan shield wide out over his head in praise to the crowd and let's out a Gladiator bloodcurdling scream.
Zach Davis: And Speaking of daunting, how can one follow the entrance made by our World Champion Dionysus!
Freddy Whoa: You know, I am happy to see this guy have the belt..But who knows for how long?
Zach Davis: At least another week for sure..The combatants are in their corners...Barrett and Warwick seem to be arguing about who will start while Wilson has gladly taken the assignment on the other end..Looks like Barrett will be in first but not before...A kiss from Belinda…
Freddy Whoa: WOAH...Barrett taking liberties with our ranking and Belinda giving us a show with some rather seductive moves…
Zach Davis: If that doesn’t inspire a man to greatness I don’t know what will..and while Warwick looks away in disgust, the bell rings!
The two competitors circle each other in the center of the ring..Barrett goes for a leg sweep which Wilson sidesteps easily..Wilson runs off the ropes and Barrett floors him with a shoulder block and a mocking smirk to the boos of the crowd...Barrett rebounds off the ropes and goes for the knee drop but Wilson rolls out of the way..Barrett rolls through only to be met with an enziguri attempt which he ducks...Wilson kips up and Barrett attempts a superkick which is dodged..Wilson takes advantage with a spin kick to the mid section and in a show of amazing agility, climbs the ropes like stairs, flips backwards landing on his feet..Wilson pushes Barrett to the ropes then falls backwards after Marty holds the ropes...Marty points to his head, showing his smarts..But Wilson has rolled through and as soon as Marty turns, Wilson hits Barrett with a dropkick that sends him through the ropes to much cheering from the crowd..
Zach Davis: A spirited exchange to open this bout between these two young athletes and as Belinda consoles her man..HERE COMES WILSON!
Wilson lands a picture perfect suicide dive that sends Barrett hard into the barricade...Wilson kips up and lets out a yell to the crowd to cheers
Freddy Whoa: The crowd is loving this rookie as he takes it to Adrian Archers baby boy! But wait..whats Belinda doing...Shes motioning for Wilson to come with her finger..
Zach Davis: I’d come with her finger..
Freddy Whoa: Huh?
Wilson, being a red blooded American male smiles and walks over as Belinda backs up, looking at him seductively..Just then, Barrett lands a hard axehandle from behind that stumbles Wilson forward..Belinda backs up further pointing and laughing as an enraged Barrett throws Wilson roughly under the bottom rope and enters the ring right away, kipping to his feet and landing stiff kicks..He then backs Wilson into the corner, hitting him with strikes..Then an enziguri..Wilson stumbles out of the corner and Barrett showboats to the crowd then runs to the far ropes, rebounding and hitting Wilson with a Shining Wizard..
Zach Davis: The Magnificent Seven! Cover...And only a two count...Barrett looks frustrated..
Freddy Whoa: Thought he had him there…
Barrett pounds the mat in frustration and starts pummeling Wilson with hard rights, standing and playing to the crowd to tremendous boos..He walks over to tag his partner, then pulls his hand back and slicks his hair with it..He makes a motion to his waist of a belt then slaps Warwick on the shoulder..Warwick takes offense naturally, but takes a deep breath and shakes it off..Just as he enters Wilson has recovered and hits an enziguri to the distracted Warwick who stumbles into the corner..This gives Wilson an opening and he runs to his corner tagging Dionysus..The crowd roars as Necurat enters, grabbing Warwick and sending him off the ropes.Necurat bends over and Warwick rolls over his back and performs a crucifix cradle to a two count..
Zach Davis: The match was almost over there! Warwick with amazing agility for his size!
Necurat gets up stunned, but Warwick quickly executes a victory roll to another two count! Dion runs and attempts a clothesline which Warwick ducks Then performs an O’ Connor roll to another two count which sends Dion rolling out of the ring with a bewildered look. Warwick backs away and invites Dion into the ring..
Freddy Whoa: If there is one thing Warwick is, its a gentleman..
Zach Davis: Right…
Collar and elbow tie up which Dion dominates with size and power, pushing Warwick into the far corner..The ref breaks them up but Warwick thumbs Necurat in the throat with the ref not looking, quickly moves in and rolls Necurat into a cross arm breaker, striking him with fists as Dion hollars in pain..
Zach Davis: Necurat in trouble but the crowd seems behind him here..Warwick pulling on that arm, that compromised shoulder must be killing our World Champion!
Somehow, Dion charges up with the energy of the crowd and gets to his knees...he lifts Warwick and hits a Buckle Bomb in desperation..Both men are down..Wilson fires up the crowd from his corner..Marty looks bored talking to Belinda..Necurat makes it to his feet first but Warwick meets him in the corner with a kick, then climbs the turnbuckle and performs a sunset flip Powerbomb with pin! 2 count...Warwick wastes no time and starts pounding Necurat into the far corner..Necurat blocks a strike and answers with a back elbow..
Zach Davis: GOING FOR DIVINITY! Ducked! Kick to the gut..DDT! Cover! And a 2! Both men up..Warwick with the kick...Hooks the arms...Double Arm DDT..NO! Necurat reverses it...Lifts UP..WARWICK AIRBORNE..POP UP POWERBOMB! Both men down! Both men looking for tags...Wilson begging for the tag...Dion making his way over...TAG IS MADE!
Warwick stumbles over looking for a tag, but Barrett is not paying attention...Wilson hits a big dropkick onto Warwick sending him into the corner, running him into Barrett, essentially tagging him...Wilson springs onto the top rope where both Warwick and Barrett are standing...Warwick throws his cocky partner into the plancha by Wilson which hits Barrett dead center…
Zach Davis: DID YOU SEE THAT????
Freddy Whoa: Maybe if he wasn’t such a bastard all the time, SJW Wouldn’t have to do that…
Wilson rolls Barrett into the ring and immediately goes to the top rope...He turns his back to Barrett...Leaps...Moonsault Leg Drop!
Zach Davis: THIRST QUENCHER! NO! Barrett rolls out of the way! Barrett has the arm..Rolls over...THE BEHOLDER! THE BEHOLDER! Wilson is fighting it..And wait...Barrett lets go of the hold..He’s going over to Warwick...For some reason...AND WARWICK SLAPS HIM! WHAT THE HELL?
Wilson hits a dropkick on Barrett, sending him through the middle ropes and out of the ring in a heap..Just then, Warwick enters the ring..
Zach Davis: PRIVILAGE CHECK!!!!! PRIVILAGE CHECK! COVER..The Refs counting it! 1
Freddy Whoa: THE REF SAW THE SLAP AS A TAG! BRILLIANT SIDNEY BRILLIANT!
Zach Davis: Necurat coming into make the save…
Warwick rolls out of the ring as the ref announces the winning team but Barrett was already backing up the ramp..He and Warwick exchange heated words from afar with Marty making motions to his waist for the belt…
Zach Davis: Well fans, Warwick and Barrett victorious, but I don’t think that matters now..I think these partners now want a piece of each other..
Freddy Whoa: And not the way I want a piece of Belinda…
Zach Davis: We’ll be right back!
Scene ends with Warwick pointing to the Alpha Title and saying “No chance…”
Kyle Kemp Segment
Teo is left in the ring and is waving to the crowd when "Better Than You" plays over the sound system. He immediately turns and stares at the top of the stage as Kyle Kemp saunters out. He and Teo stare at each other, glaring as they both know what is at stake come Ultimate Showdown.
Zach Davis: These two are two thirds of the number one contendership match for the World Title at Ultimate Showdown!
Freddy Whoa: Yes they are! But where is Miley eXtreme?!
Kemp continues to walk down to the ring and yelling at Teo who is talking trash back. However Teo doesn't notice Mikey sliding into the ring behind him. Mikey smiles before charging forward and blasting Teo in the back with a forearm. Teo falls forward into the ropes and bounces off to the ground.
Zach Davis: It was a trap!
Kemp slides into the ring and both he and Mikey start kicking Teo.
Freddy Whoa: You've got to keep your head on a swivel!
Kemp pulls Teo up kicks him in the gut. Teo lurches forward and Kemp pushes him back. That is when Mikey grabs him by the back of the neck and hits an eXplosion! Teos body hits the mat and he tries to lean up on his hands. However Kemp has bounced off the ropes and punts him in the face.
Zach Davis: Back to the Minors! This is a mugging!
Teo is down and Kemp and Mikey stand over him with their hands raised.
Zach Davis: These two are on the same page now but what's gonna happen when it's every man for himself!
The camera fades out with Kemp and Mikey climbing out of the ring as the trainer begins tending to Teo Del Sol.
Hardcore Title Match
Oblivion vs Oathbreaker vs Udy vs Trey Carter vs Andre Holmes
Slam comes back from a commercial with a shot of a brawl happening around the ring. Oblivion and Oathbreaker are trading shots near the barricade as fans are going wild nearby. Udy has Trey Carter by the head and he slams him face first into the top of the announce table.
Zach Davis: Welcome back to Slam! As you can see all hell has broken loose as we were getting set to start the Hardcore Title Match scheduled tonight.
Freddy Whoa: Things were going smoothly until Oblivion decided to attack Oath Breaker during his entrance. Udy and Trey Carter, who were already in the ring, decided to join in the fight and we've gotten to where we are now.
Udy goes for a big right hand but Carter ducks it and spins him around. Carter lifts him up from behind and drops him back first onto the announce table as Zach and Freddy are sent diving out of the way.
Zach Davis: Our announce table is still in one piece but I'm not sure how exactly!
Udy rolls off the table and to the floor as Carter makes his way over to help Oblivion beat down Oath Breaker. Suddenly "Relentless" by New Years Day hits the arena speakers as the crowd turns their attention to the stage, waiting for Andre Holmes to come out.
Freddy Whoa: Well there's the music for the Hardcore Champion but where is he?
Zach Davis: I'm not sure but-
Zach is cut off as Andre jumps over the barricade behind them, Hardcore Title around his waist and steel chair in hand. Carter the first to realize that Andre is coming from the back and he turns around into a massive chair shot to the head. Oblivion and Oath Breaker both stop brawling at the sound of the shot and turn toward Andre. Oblivion seizes the moment and shoves the distracted Oath Breaker toward Andre, who gets a shot to the gut before having the chair nearly bent in half over his back.
Freddy Whoa: Is Oblivion laughing right now?!
Zach Davis: The monster seeing all this violence and he's getting off on it!
Freddy Whoa: ...can we say 'getting off' on television?
Zach Davis: Probably not!
Oblivion still laughing as Andre turns around, swinging the chair with him. Oblivion with a massive right hand that sends the chair flying out of Andre's hands as the Hardcore Champion seems surprised by the force of Oblivion's punch. A staredown ensuing as the referee is trying to get some sense of order, stepping up in between Holmes and Oblivion and telling them to get to the ring so the match can start.
Freddy Whoa: That is the bravest man in the world.
Holmes and Oblivion both grab hold of the referee by the head and launch him over the barricade and into the second row. Udy now grabbing a chair from beside the announce table and he's behind Andre. Udy with a shot across the back of Holmes that sends him stumbling into the waiting arms of Oblivion, who picks him up and rams him spine first into the barricade before letting him drop to the ground. Udy looking for some sign from Oblivion that they can work together and Oblivion flashes him a thumbs up.
Zach Davis: And it would appear as though we've got an alliance of sorts in this brawl.
Udy setting up the chair at ringside for something as Andre is trying to get back up to his feet. Oblivion also watching, but he's got his eyes on Udy as he's now got his back turned. Oblivion with a forearm to the back of the head before he grabs a handful of hair. Andre up to his feet and he turns around as Oblivion he takes the bent over Udy and rams him headfirst into the groin of Andre.
Freddy Whoa: And Oblivion standing tall right now as there's carnage all around the ring.
Suddenly the jumbotron flickers on as the face of Seth Lerch can be seen.
Seth Lerch: Are you idiots kidding me? You're supposed to wait for the bell! Well you know what, I'm not going to let a title match get ruined because you can't follow my rules! Somebody ring that damn bell and get me a new referee out there now!
The jumbotron goes back out as Oblivion is now standing at ringside once again laughing. The bell rings and another referee comes out running from the back as Oblivion is looking around at the bodies.
Freddy Whoa: And this match is officially started I guess.
Zach Davis: And Seth may have just handed the Hardcore Title to Oblivion because everyone else is laid out at his feet. He can pick whoever he wants to pin!
Oblivion grabbing hold of Udy and pulling him to his feet before throwing him into the ring. Oblivion climbs up onto the apron and steps through the ropes, eyeing up his victim. Udy trying to get to his feet as Oblivion waits. Oblivion finally pulls him in and lifts him up onto his shoulders.
Freddy Whoa: He's going for the 5150!
Out of nowhere "Explosia" by Gojira hits the arena speakers as a confused audience turns to see Jayson Price stroll out from the back.
Zach Davis: What the hell is he doing out here?!
The WCF People's Champion takes his time walking down the ramp as Udy manages to slip off of Oblivion's shoulders with the distraction. Udy with the roll-up from behind.
Freddy Whoa: KICKOUT! And it looks like Price is joining us here at ringside, but we don't have a headset for him. Zach ask him why he's out here.
Zach Davis: He just told me to go do something to myself that isn't anatomically possible.
Oblivion back up to his feet and Udy goes right back on the attack, hammering away on the back of Oblivion with punches. Trey Carter finally getting back into the match as he slides into the ring with a kendo stick. Andre Holmes back up outside the ring and he's swearing up a storm as he's holding his crotch with one hand and searching under the ring with the other. Oath Breaker now climbing into the ring as well as Carter takes his kendo stick and blasts Oblivion across the chest with it.
Freddy Whoa: One shot with that kendo stick and it's broken! What a shot!
Carter's excitement is short lived as he gets hit with a Talon Strike from Oath Breaker. Udy runs across the ring and hits Oath Breaker with a Demon's Eye, taking him to the mat. Udy standing tall until he realizes Oblivion is still in the ring and he turns around into a Dirtnap. Oblivion with the pin attempt.
The pin is broken up by Andre as he takes the fire extinguisher he'd been carrying and launches it into the side of Oblivion's head. Oblivion rolls off of Udy and tries to get up as blood is already starting to pour out of the side of his mask. Andre with a Thrust Kick before he can get to his feet and Oblivion falls to the mat. Udy starting to stir on the mat but Andre is having none of that as he grabs the fire extinguisher and bashes him across the back of the head with it. Andre with the pin attempt.
Freddy Whoa: And Andre Holmes retains after a rather interesting match. Not really sure what to make of what we just saw.
Zach Davis: Yeah that was one we'll surely be talking about for a while.
"Relentless" by New Years Day hits as Andre rips his Hardcore Title from the referee's hands and holds it up. Jayson Price stands up from his seat at the announce table and Andre finally realizes that he's been sitting there.
Freddy Whoa: And what exactly is this all about? We were wondering why Price came out here and it looks like Andre is just as confused.
Price throws his People's Title over his shoulder and begins to applaud Andre for his win as Andre is inviting him to come into the ring. Slam goes back out to commercial as Price laughs and walks away from the announce table and up the ramp.
George A. Romero Memorial King of the Deathmatch 2017 Schedule Announcement
Seth Lerch comes on the jumbotron.
Seth Lerch: Once again, WCF is presenting the world's hottest round robin tournament, the WCF King of the Deathmatch tournament. This year has just gotten that much bigger - TWELVE men, TWO blocks, ONE winner... going on to fight Corey Black!
The fans cheer.
Seth Lerch: First of all, let's talk about Corey Black. The match against him at Ultimate Showdown, we're just going to call it a NO LIMITS match. And what does it mean? Nothing, absolutely nothing. It means there are no limits. It means that no matter what weapons we encounter during the King of the Deathmatch tournament, they'll be in play during the Ultimate Showdown match as well. Explosives? Barbed wire? Thumbtacks? All of those and more, we'll see. Anything can happen at Ultimate Showdown.
The crowd cheers.
Seth Lerch: But now, we've gotta take a look at who faces who this week. Here we go.
MONDAY, JULY 17TH
Wade Moor vs Oblivion
Jason O'Neal vs Matthew Drake
Psychopomp vs William
Andre Aquarius vs FPV
Jaice Wilds vs Damian Simmons
Udy vs Crow McMorris
TUESDAY, JULY 18th
Wade Moor vs Psychopomp
Jason O'Neal vs William
Oblivion vs Matthew Drake
Andre Aquarius vs Udy
FPV vs Jaice Wilds
Damian Simmons vs Crow McMorris
WEDNESDAY, JULY 19TH
Wade Moor vs William
Matthew Drake vs Psychopomp
Jason O'Neal vs Oblivion
Andre Aquarius vs Crow McMorris
FPV vs Damian Simmons
Udy vs Jaice Wilds
THURSDAY, JULY 20TH
Wade Moor vs Matthew Drake
Jason O'Neal vs Psychopomp
Oblivion vs William
Andre Aquarius vs Damian Simmmons
Crow McMorris vs Jaice Wilds
FPV vs Udy
FRIDAY, JULY 21ST
Matthew Drake vs William
Psychopomp vs Oblivion
Wade Moor vs Jason O'Neal
Andre Aquarius vs Jaice Wilds
Udy vs Damian Simmons
FPV vs Crow McMorris
SUNDAY, JULY 23RD
WINNER BLOCK A VS WINNER BLOCK B
The crowd pops for the various match announcements!
Mikey eXtreme/Kyle Kemp vs Jayson Price/Gravedigger
The lights begin to slowly go off, section by section, until the arena is completely black. "Get Born Again" by Alice in Chains blares over the PA system as the lights on the stage begin to slowly flash on and off. Mikey eXtreme steps out onto the stage with his arms held out and his head titled back as he looks to the ceiling. Vidalia and Freakshow flank him as they make their way ringside.
Kyle Steel: Making his way down to the ring being accompanied by Vidalia and Freakshow, hailing from Brooklyn, New York and weighing in at 225 lbs, Mikey eXtreme!
Mikey ignores the fans trying to reach out to touch him. He throws the kendo stick into the ring and rolls under the bottom rope, crawling to the corner where he sits laughing and rocking back and forth. Freakshow circles the ring, staring at Mikey's opponent(s) as Vidalia whispers some kind of plan into Mikey's ear.
"Better Than You" by Sam Adams begins to play and Kyle Kemp walks out slowly to the top of the stage. He stands with his arms out and soaks in boos from the crowd. He slowly saunters his way down to the ring, taunting the fans. He walks up the steps and gets in the ring with a smile and just leans on one of the turnbuckles, indifferent to anything that anyone is saying to him and waiting for the match to start. The fans hate how he's not responding to them and continue to boo louder.
Zach Davis: Mikey eXtreme and Kyle Kemp have managed to work well as a team - but now they know that at Ultimate Showdown, they're not teammates, they're opponents... and they're fighting for a shot at the World Heavyweight Championship.
Freddy Whoa: That said, both men worked together just fine a few segments ago when they attacked Teo del Sol!
All of the lights in the arena drop as the crowd silences with anticipation. Moments pass before "Explosia" by Gojira hits the arena speakers at a near deafening volume. The crowd lets loose with boos as a lone spotlight comes on and shines on the stage. Jayson Price walks out from the back to near nuclear heat from from the crowd, a grin on his face. He waves the crowd on from the top of the ramp, trying to get them to be louder. He then starts down the ramp, avoiding the grubby and dirty hands of the few fans that try to show him love, before stopping to knock the phone out of the hands of a fan trying to take a selfie. After laughing at the fan, he'll steal a beer, enjoy it in front of the unlucky fan and then throw the empty cup in their face before rolling under the bottom rope and popping up to his feet. He heads over to the corner and takes a seat on the top turnbuckle as he waits for the match to start.
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 smirks out at the crowd as they rain boos down upon him.
Zach Davis: These two, however, have their shots at the belt AT Ultimate Showdown. To the surprise of everyone, they were able to win the belts they challenged for - the People's Title and the Internet Title... to make it into Showdown itself.
Freddy Whoa: For all we know, we'll be having Mikey eXtreme vs Gravedigger next month for the World Title, or Kyle Kemp vs Jayson Price.
Seth Lerch: I don't think so!
Zach Davis: Stop drinking and go away!
The bell sounds. Both team quickly discuss strategy before Gravedigger starts for his team and Mikey eXtreme for his.
Zach Davis: The Epitome of Hardcore versus the King of eXtreme!
They start off by beginning to brawl! Mikey goes to throw Gravedigger to the ropes but Gravedigger reverses it and sends Mikey in instead. As Mikey comes back Gravedigger catches him in a Belly to Belly Suplex, sending him three fourths of the way across the ring. Gravedigger goes for a quick pin.
Freddy Whoa: Gravedigger wouldn't be where he is if he didn't know the nuances of the game. You gotta make the opponent expend energy at every possible moment, including pinfall attempts.
Gravedigger lifts Mikey up and hits him with a series of forearms, pushing him into a neutral corner. He then whips him across the ring. Mikey hits the corner, stumbles out of it, and eats a Clothesline from Gravedigger. GD goes for another pin.
No, another kickout.
Zach Davis: Mikey eXtreme didn't get to his number one contendership without being a high calibur athlete himself!
Gravedigger tags in Jayson Price. Seth Lerch is suddenly in the crowd, urging a JAY PRICE SUCKS chant. He doesn't pay attention and drops an elbow on Mikey, before dropping another, then another. Price goes to lock in a Single Leg Boston Crab but Mikey kicks him away. Price rushes him and Mikey catches him in a Snap Powerslam!
Freddy Whoa: WHOA! What a change of momentum!
Into the pin.
Kickout from Price!
Zach Davis: Mikey eXtreme with the tag now!
Kemp comes in and hits a series of kicks to Jayson Price. Kemp lifts Price up and throws him to the ropes. As Price comes back, Kemp executes a swift Spinebuster. He then begins climbing to the top.
Freddy Whoa: We don't see Kyle Kemp going high risk often, but when he does...
Kyle Kemp flies across the ring with a beautiful Missile Dropkick onto the People's Champion! He scurries across the ring to pin him.
No! Kickout from Price.
Zach Davis: A lot of momentum on the line here as we get closer and closer to the most star studded Ultimate Showdown ever!
Kemp positions himself behind Price as Price stumbles up, he grapples him...
Freddy Whoa: German Suplex!
No!, Price lands on his feet and grapples Kyle Kemp from behind now, pushing him forward. Kemp charges forward and grabs onto the ropes, Jay Price rolls backwards. Price charges Kemp again but Kemp elbows him. He hits another Dropkick before jumping onto him for another pin attempt.
Zach Davis: Another kickout from Jayson Price!
Kyle Kemp angrily waits for Price to get up, this time once Price is to his feet he runs at him and hits a Chop Block. He then tags in Mikey eXtreme.
Freddy Whoa: Four the best men in our business, and again, we could see any of them fighting for the WCF World Title in a month's time.
Mikey eXtreme lifts Price up and kicks him in the gut before going for a DDT - no - Price grabs him and reverses it into a Northern Lights Suplex!, bridge pin!
No, kickout from Mikey.
Zach Davis: Price has to make a tag..
Price dives, but Mikey grabs his foot before he's able to tag Gravedigger. Price gets up, hopping on one leg, and Mikey flips him over. Price rushes him but Mikey rakes him in the eyes. Price yells out in pain before turning back to Mikey, who runs at him and executes a Shining Wizard!
Freddy Whoa: Stiff kick from the King of eXtreme!
Mikey quickly climbs up a neutral corner and measures Price...
Zach Davis: Frog Splash!
And into the pin!
NO!, Price gets the shoulder up. Mikey gets up and quickly tags Kemp back in.
Freddy Whoa: We didn't expect Kyle Kemp and Mikey eXtreme to work together better than Jayson Price and Gravedigger, but maybe their shared hatred of Teo del Sol has done it.
Kemp lifts Price up and goes for a Neckbreaker, but no - Price shoves him away. Kemp hits the ropes, comes back, and Price hits him with a Rolling Elbow! The crowd gasps as Kemp doesn't go down but Price drops him with a Snap DDT!
Zach Davis: Tag to Gravedigger!
Gravedigger enters the ring and Cltoheslines Kemp down as he gets up. Kemp gets up again and Gravedigger goes for another Clothesline, but Kemp ducks it and goes for a German. Gravedigger is too big and he's able to elbow away, switches behind Kemp and take shim down with a Russian Legsweep!
Freddy Whoa: Gravedigger, back in control.
Gravedigger begins climbing to the top.
Zach Davis: Gravedigger is no stranger to the top rope, he's going to finish this.
Jayson Price sees the end coming and enters the ring, running at Mikey, Clotheslining him off the apron, both men spilling to the floor. Gravedigger measures Kyle.
Freddy Whoa: DEATH FROM ABOVE!
NO!, KEMP ROLLS AWAY! Gravedigger stumbles up and Kemp runs at him.
Zach Davis: BACK TO THE MINORS!
Kemp connects! He pins Gravedigger, hooking the leg!
Freddy Whoa: NO! Price pulls Kemp out of the ring!
Price throws Kemp hard into the guardrail. Price then grapples Kemp, spins him around and hits a Snap Suplex!, into the guardrail. Kemp's head and neck crash into it as the crowd gasps. Price lifts him up and throws him back into the ring.
Zach Davis: Gravedigger is still down...
Gravedigger and Kemp both work their way up. They're to their feet at the same time and begin trading blows, Gravedigger gains the upper hand and throws Kemp to the ropes. As Kemp nears his side of the ring Mikey slaps his back, tagging himself in as Gravedigger doesn't notice. Gravedigger takes Kemp down with a Powerslam, but as he gets to his feet he gets hit with a Springboard Cross Body from Mikey eXtreme!
Freddy Whoa: NO! Gravedigger catches him!
Gravedigger hits a Fallaway Slam.
Zach Davis: NO!, Mikey grabs his head and DDTs him to the mat!
Mikey isn't done - he grabs Gravedigger's head, runs to the corner and hits a Tornado DDT! Gravedigger begins crawling up and Mikey continues running to the ropes and back at Gravedigger.
Freddy Whoa: eXtinguished!
Running dropkick to Gravedigger! Mikey pins him!
NO!, Gravedigger kicks out.
Zach Davis: Gravedigger tags Price back in!
Price enters the match and Mikey runs at him, Price catches him and switches to a Sleeperhold before hitting a Sleeper Slam. Price climbs to the neutral second rope and then dives with an elbow drop. Price waits for Mikey to get to his feet..
Freddy Whoa: PRICEBUSTER!
NO!, Mikey shifts his weight!, and as he drops he knees Price in the back of the head! Mikey grabs Price.
Zach Davis: eX plosion!!!
Mikey pins Price!
NO!, GRAVEDIGGER BREAKS IT UP AT THE LAST SECOND!
Freddy Whoa: WHOA!
Gravedigger lifts Mikey up and throws him to the ropes. As he comes back he lifts hi up..
Zach Davis: EMBALMER!
He hits the Reverse Death Valley Driver!, then pulls Price on top of him before leaving the ring.
No!, this time Kemp interferes and kicks Price off! As Price stumbles up Kemp runs at him and hits another BACK TO THE MINORS!
Freddy Whoa: What a punt kick!
Mikey throws himself over Price once more.
Zach Davis: ...jesus.
Gravedigger and Kemp are both on the apron now, they're both waiting for their partners to tag.
Freddy Whoa: All four men have given this their all, this has to be ending soon?
They both dive... AND THEY BOTH MAKE IT!
Zach Davis: Here come Kemp and Gravedigger!
They meet in the middle of the ring and begin brawling. Gravedigger gets the upper hand but Kemp immediately ducks him and then hits a series of European Uppercuts. Gravedigger is spun around and Mikey eXtreme, still in the ring, goes for a Superkick.
Freddy Whoa: X MARKS THE SPOT!
Gravedigger ducks it and Mikey connects with Kyle Kemp! Jayson Price runs at Mikey and Clotheslines him over the top rope, both men spilling out, as Gravedigger lifts Kemp up and drops him.
Zach Davis: DEATH DRIVER!
Gravedigger pins Kemp!
Freddy Whoa: That's it!
The bell sounds.
Zach Davis: Who knows what'll happen in WCF! We didn't expect Gravedigger and Jayson Price to make it to Ultimate Showdown, but here we are!