Till Death Do Us Part Intro
Mikami vs NCW Steve Carr
Tank Reaper vs Chris Avery
Television Title Contendership Match: Jake Keeton vs Mike Bowen
United States Title Contendership Match: Anastasia Petrova vs Trent Townsend
Mikami vs GWC Steve Carr
Hardcore Title Clockwork Orange House of Fun Match: Doc Henry vs Fort Knox vs Abril vs Conviction vs Jay Price
Jason Hodge/Bane vs Hector Rodriguez/D-Day
Steve Carr Segment
Tag Team Titles Match: Torture/Creeping Death vs The Big Time Jerks
Mikami vs Retired Steve Carr
World Title Match: Chad Evans vs Slickie T
Jay Price Segment
Two Out Of Three Falls Match: Brad Kane vs Kevin Hardaway
Till Death Do Us Part Intro
What by Rob Zombie blasts through the speakers and the fans of the 1st Mariner Arena in Baltimore, Maryland come alive! Pyro blasts from the stage and ring posts, fireworks go off, the fans hold up their signs, and we go to our announcers.
Zach Davis: Welcome to Till Death Do Us Part!
Bobby Cairo: This is the fifth time WCF has presented this PPV, which is pretty amazing if you ask me. Did you know I debuted in WCF at Till Death Do Us Part 2006?
Shannan Lerch: I did not know that, Bobby! Interesting fact!
Bobby Cairo: Thanks. I'm full of 'em.
Zach Davis: This show has historically been VERY succesful for Brad Kane. At the same show you debuted at, Bobby, Brad Kane overcame massive odds to unify the KWA, XCW, and WCF World Titles in a match with Creeping Death and Logan. And then three years later at the 2009 show, he defeated his arch nemesis.. the very same man he's up against tonight.. Kevin Hardaway.
Shannan Lerch: Things were very different back then, and Kane and Hardaway were different people. Now, Hardaway is very at home competing in a WCF ring. Brad Kane is our commissioner.... and this is Kevin Hardaway's last ever match in WCF.
Bobby Cairo: This truly is a match for the ages. There has never been a more personal rivalry than what we have here tonight, especially after what we saw from Brad Kane last week, trying to bring out the "old" Kevin Hardaway.
Zach Davis: In tonight's other main event, the World Title is on the line between Chad Evans and the Champ, Slickie T.
Shannan Lerch: I'm going to be honest: once Slickie T beat Torture for that belt, most of us assumed that the belt was safe, I think. That there wasn't anyone that was going to beat him any time soon. But with Chad Evans bursting back onto the scene and dominating the tag division like he has... I don't know, guys! This could be anyone's match!
Bobby Cairo: I've kept my silence concerning my former protege, Chad Evans... needless to say, I'm very interested in this match.
Zach Davis: To everyone's surprise, Slickie T cost the Royal Family the Tag Team Titles last week, causing quite an upset. That was after Chad Evans knocked Slickie out the week before with a foreign object, causing Slickie's team to lose the match, of course.
Shannan Lerch: Speaking of the Tag Team Classic, it ends tonight. One team wins the Tag Team Titles and a million dollars each. Either Torture and Creeping Death or the Big Time Jerks.
Zach Davis: Well, the Jerks are now two time WCF Tag Champions. Creeping Death is no stranger to tag gold either, of course, and Torture, well... his accolades go without saying.
Bobby Cairo: Yeah, because we've heard him talk nonstop about them for the last year or two!
Shannan Lerch: CD and Tort beat the Jerks in the opening of this tournament, but things are different now. The Jerks are the Champs.. and also, the Jerks' NAJW belts are on the line, which Seth acquired last week for a dollar.
Bobby Cairo: And what about Bishop and Priest? They appeared at the end of last week's main event, seemingly taunting Torture and Creeping Death. Wonder if they'll be involved.
Zach Davis: Chris Hodge and Bane are finally in action, against D-Day and Hector Rodriguez. Bane broke D-Day's arm and D-Day will definitely be out for revenge.
Shannan Lerch: But what is the status of the D-Day and Hector Rodriguez tag team? D-Day slapped Hector Rodriguez at the end of their match last week, so I doubt Hector and MS-13 are too happy about that!
Bobby Cairo: I'm just happy that its finally "put up or shut up" time for Hodge and Bane.
Zach Davis: We have a Hardcore Title match... under Clockwork Orange House of Fun rules! This is going to be crazy.
Shannan Lerch: I still don't believe what happened to Greenfever last week, I hope Seth hasn't made a mistake turning him into an enemy..
Bobby Cairo: Either Doc Henry, Fort Knox, Abril, Conviction, or Jay Price will be the new Hardcore Champion tonight.
Zach Davis: And speaking of Championships, we have two contendership matches tonight. Petrova vs Townsend, and Keeton vs Bowen.
Shannan Lerch: Townsend abandoned Petrova in a tag match two weeks ago because he wasn't interested in tag team wrestling. He'll get his chance at singles glory tonight.. IF he can beat Petrova.
Bobby Cairo: And Keeton and Bowen both competed in a fatal four way last week and impressed WCF officials enough for them to make this match.
Zach Davis: And in our opener, we have Tank vs Avery. I'm very interested in this one... Avery wants to get to the bottom of Tank's actions and maybe he will!
Shannan Lerch: Well Zach, I'm just being told we're actually starting with the first Mikami versus Steve Carr match. They'll compete in three matches tonight, and Mikami will face three different personas of Carr. The NCW Steve Carr, the GWC Steve Carr, and the current, retired Steve Carr.
Bobby Cairo: I'm a big Steve Carr fan and all but he seems kind of insane right now. I really can't wait to see how this plays out.
Zach Davis: Well, you don't have to! Let's get to it!
Mikami vs NCW Steve Carr
The lights go out and Mikami's double-M logo appears on the JumboTron as "Unholy Confessions" by Avenged Sevenfold plays.
Kyle Steel: From Yokohama, Japan, weighing in at one hundred seventy-three pounds, Masayaaaaaaa Mikami!
The fans boo. The lights turn back on but are now red, revealing Mikami standing at the top of the ramp. He runs down the ramp, dives into the ring and then jumps back up to his feet.
Zach Davis: The crowd really not liking Mikami tonight.
Bobby Cairo: I think they know what the stakes are. Mikami is going to be putting Steve Carr through a brutal gauntlet, and the fans don't want to see his career ended that way.
The lights go out and "The Memory Remains" by Metallica plays. Red spotlights shine on the entrance as Steve Carr walks out and raises his arms. He points to the front of his T-shirt which says “Steve Carr”, and then turns around to show the back which reads “The Ultimate”.
Kyle Steel: And his opponent, from Tampa, Florida, weighing in at two hundred ninety-seven pounds, “The Ultimate”, Steve Carrrrrrrrrrrrr!
The spotlights follow him as he walks down to the ring giving high-fives to the fans. He climbs up the stairs, steps over the ropes and the house lights come back on. We can now see that he is not wearing footwear of any kind, only tape around his feet.
Zach Davis: Steve Carr really getting into the whole NCW-version-of-himself shtick. Back then he was known for his karate background, and so he always wrestled barefoot.
Shannan Lerch: It sounds like he's bulked back up as well. This has to be the best shape he's been in since before he left GWC.
Mikami squats in his corner, sneering at Carr. Carr throws his left arm up and the crowd cheers for him. This causes Mikami to look even angrier. The bell rings and he gets to his feet and slowly makes his way to the center of the ring. Carr suddenly steps towards him and throws a punch. Mikami ducks, runs and bounces off the ropes. Carr tries to grab him but he slides in between Carr's legs, then hits him with a jumping kick from behind. Carr staggers forwards and stops himself with the ropes, but Mikami hits the back of Carr's right knee with a dropkick.
Shannan Lerch: Mikami going for the knees, as you would expect in a submission match against a big man.
Bobby Cairo: I'd like to point out once again that Steve Carr has never lost a match by submission, ever. Mikami needs to keep up this fast-paced offense to have any chance.
Mikami grabs Carr's head to try and start some sort of attack, but Carr shoves him to the ground and stomps on him twice. He goes for a third but Mikami rolls out of the way and quickly gets back up to his feet. They stop and have a stare down and the crowd cheers. They then circle around the ring. Carr takes a step back but then makes the space back up with a quick shuffling side kick. Mikami dodges to the side, grabs the leg and whips Carr to the mat, wrenching his knee in the process. He holds onto the leg the entire time and puts in an ankle lock.
Zach Davis: And there it is, our first submission attempt of the match...and of the night.
Bobby Cairo: If I'm Carr, I'm not worried, even if that knee and ankle are killing me right now. He's smart enough not to have taught Mikami everything he knows.
Mikami tries to drag Carr back to the middle of the ring but Carr has too much strength this early in the match. He reaches out and grabs the ropes, and Mikami is forced to break the hold.
Shannan Lerch: Mikami may hate Steve Carr with the intensity of a thousand suns, but he's not going to try to keep that hold in any longer than the ref wants him to.
Bobby Cairo: I don't think he's worried about being DQ'ed. I think he just doesn't want to piss off Carr.
Zach Davis: Steve Carr has had a very laid-back attitude about this whole situation, probably going back to when he took Rick Mad out of the picture. I agree that Mikami probably wants to keep it that way.
Mikami backs up a bit while Carr gets up, but then Carr lunges at him. Mikami dodges with a back handspring and then kicks Carr right in the temple. Carr hits the mat hard.
Shannan Lerch: That did it.
Mikami walks over to Carr, who then suddenly grabs Mikami's legs and brings him to the mat.
Zach Davis: No! He was faking!
The crowd goes nuts as Carr stands up and holds Mikami's leg while trying to flip him over onto his stomach.
Bobby Cairo: Looks like he's going for the half-crab here.
But no, Mikami wriggles his leg free and gets behind Carr. Carr turns around, still hunched over some from the submission attempt. Mikami hits the Shining Wizard, using Carr's knee as a launching point for another kick to the temple. Carr stumbles backwards but stays on his feet, shaking off the cobwebs. They start circling around the ring again and in Carr's daze, it's everything he can do to keep Mikami from flanking him. Mikami goes for broke, trying to get behind him and leaving himself open to be grabbed by Carr, who punches him in the face and then executes a suplex. When they hit the canvas, Carr slides over and cinches on a headlock.
Shannan Lerch: I thought we were past that point in the match.
Bobby Cairo: It might not be an effective submission maneuver in and of itself, but it is uncomfortable.
Zach Davis: I imagine it's hard to focus on winning when you're struggling to breathe.
Bobby Cairo: Exactly.
Mikami flails around and manages to reach back and “accidentally” poke Carr in the eyes. Mikami gets to his feet and gets a warning from the referee. He shrugs it off and picks up Carr, grabbing him by the head. He goes for a bulldog, but Carr doesn't budge. Mikami turns around and gets picked up in a belly-to-belly suplex.
Zach Davis: Wow, don't need to be able to see to do that.
Carr sits up, rubbing his eyes but smiling. He picks up Mikami and measures him for a punch, but Mikami ducks under it and kicks Carr in the back of the knee, and then jumps up and hits a Reverse DDT.
Shannan Lerch: Oh, and there's that lightning fast combination that we've seen Mikami incapacitate his opponents with time and time again.
Zach Davis: Except this is the first time he used it in an actual match, instead of as a sneak attack.
Bobby Cairo: Like she said, lightning fast.
Mikami sits on top of Carr and rains punches down into his face, obviously frustrated at how the match is going so far. He regains control of himself and quickly jumps to the top turnbuckle, leaping off with a moonsault. He then locks in a triangle hold.
Zach Davis: They're in the center of the ring this time!
Bobby Cairo: Still not worried.
Steve Carr manages to work his way out of it and gets to his feet. Mikami leaps up for a hurricanrana but Carr grabs him, throws him straight up in the air and then hits him with an Ultimate Stunner on his way down!
Zach Davis: Wow! Holy...wow!
Shannan Lerch: Mikami looks out cold.
Bobby Cairo: I think Mikami might have gotten an arm in there and blocked part of that.
Shannan Lerch: No way. Done.
Carr looms over Mikami and reaches down to grab him. Mikami did, in fact, block the full impact of the Stunner, and he throws all his weight forward and topples Carr. He rolls through and puts on a dragon sleeper.
Bobby Cairo: Shades of Chad Evans!
Shannan Lerch: What?
Zach Davis: He got caught, Steve Carr got caught! They're in the middle of the ring and he can't use his legs at all in his position.
Shannan Lerch: Or in his condition!
Zach Davis: Thanks, Shannan.
Carr tries to swing to either side to throw Mikami off but it's not working. Realizing this, he stops moving. The opposite camera angle shows us Carr's face. He's clearly in pain, yet otherwise he looks completely calm.
Zach Davis: Keep in mind, if Steve Carr passes out, that still counts as a win for Mikami.
Bobby Cairo: I don't think that's happening. Mikami is just too small to apply that kind of pressure.
Then, Carr taps out.
Shannan Lerch: What??
Zach Davis: Well, that was odd. It was like he conceded. Almost like it was out of boredom. But now he can't ever say he has a career with no submissions!
Bobby Cairo: There's a first time for everything, Zach. But, I'm thinking that it's possible that he wants to force the third match in this series.
Shannan Lerch: Well, then this was a really stupid move. The second match would be the one to throw after you win this one.
Zach Davis: Not necessarily, Shannan. If he's starting to feel beat up, then quitting now keeps him fresher for the other matches.
Shannan Lerch: But the next match is a hardcore match. That's the one you'd want to get out of.
Bobby Cairo: I think a hardcore match would favor Carr. He's bigger and can take more punishment.
Shannan Lerch: Still, he might be pulling a “Casey at the Bat” here.
Zach Davis: For sure, if this was a calculated move, it was a gamble. We'll see later tonight if it pays off.
Mikami has cleared the ring, keeping his eyes on Carr the entire time. Carr slowly gets to his feet and limps to the back.
Tank Reaper vs Chris Avery
Fireworks explode on the ramp, and everyone quickly turns their attention to it. Sympathy by Non Divine plays very loudly and WCF fans hate him. Tank Reaper walks slowly out on the stage putting both arms in the air ala Stone Cold Steve Austin. The crowd again boos and disgraces Tanks name in the holy worlds of hell. Tank does not care about the fans any longer. He hates them. Tank reaches the ring, where he pulls himself up onto the apron, and then steps his seven foot body over the ropes. Flashbulbs light from every which direction for the simple fact that Tank is one hell of an athlete to look at. Tank taunts one more time in the center of the ring for good measure. Fireworks explode off the ring posts and Tank's music stops.
Zach Davis: Tank is in the ring and is ready for this bout.
Shannan Lerch: Two old friends fighting for everything they have.
Bobby Cairo: Kind of the theme here tonight. Friends, enemies, allies, all of the story lines surrounding Wrestling Championship Federation get wrapped up tonight.
Zach Davis: Or at least we hope so.
Kevin Rudolf's Let It Rock flashes over the airwaves and the crowd goes crazy. Fireworks explode and Avery takes off the hoodie but doesn't taunt. The music just stops. Avery stands on the ramp and takes off the sweatshirt and then takes off the head band. Chris Avery means business.
Bobby Cairo: If you ask me, it might be time Avery stops these insulting attacks from Tank Reaper!
Zach Davis: No jumping around tonight!
Avery runs down the ramp and Tank slides out of the ring. Tank and Avery collide with Tank back body dropping Avery into the ring, but Avery front flips and lands on his feet inside the ring and continues running. Avery rebounds off the ropes and leaps into the air and springboards off the top rope into a shooting star splash onto Tank! Avery falls to the mat after hitting Tank but Tank doesn't go down! Avery gets to his feet and hits a clothesline sending Tank reeling. Avery just springboards off the guardrails and moonsaults onto Tanks upper body! Tank still doesn't go down and Avery lands behind him. Avery takes out the knee from behind Tank and sends him to one knee. Avery stands in front of Tank when he just gets up, picks up Avery and runs towards the ring. Avery leaps off of Tanks shoulder into the ring and lands on his feet. Tank gets frustrated and climbs up the apron and steps one foot over the top rope inside. Avery springboards once again off the ropes and into a dropkick sending Tank into the ring and down he goes. Tank stumbles to his feet and turns around. Avery is in mid-air when Tank catches him and lays him out with a spine buster! The crowd ooh's at the tough landing.
Zach Davis: Oh my! Tank just laid him out!
Bobby Cairo: Avery has to be fast, has to be quick, he can't let Tank get any more than two or three moves in on him at once or Avery may lose momentum. Avery has to use everything to his advantage.
Shannan Lerch: Right now Tank has Avery out.
Tank picks up Avery and throws him into the corner. Tank runs and hits a clothesline body splash type move. Tank smiles and yells at the crowd and then backs up to the other corner. Tank runs but Avery runs out of the corner and hits the ropes off to the side. Tank runs chest first into the turnbuckles and when he turns around, Avery hits a crossbody.. but Tank catches him and powerslams him down on the top rope back first and Avery lands awkwardly off the rope and falls downward into the apron and onto the mats. Tank smiles once more.
Zach Davis: That was sick! Tank just doesn't care about Avery anymore does he?
Shannan Lerch: Doesn't look like it.
Tank hits the ropes, then runs across the ring, and hits the ropes near Avery while he gets to his feet, then Tank runs across the ring and hits the other ropes then on his way he leaps in the air over the top rope into a diving headbutt splash and lands on Avery and both men go driving back into the guardrail smashing it and breaking it down. The crowd stands up and gasps.
Bobby Cairo: HOLY SHIT TANK JUST KILLED CHRIS AVERY!
Zach Davis: OH MY GAAWWDDDD!!!!
Shannan Lerch: WHHHAAATTT WAS THAT?
Zach Davis: Oh my god guys. Tank just flew over the top rope, landed on Chris and they both were driven into the guardrail. Yikes.
Bobby Cairo: Never in my life, have I seen a seven foot plus giant fly over the top rope and land on someone and not only destroy them but destroy everything around them. I don't.. well.. Tank is moving.. and I think I just saw Avery moving.
Tank gets to his feet first as the officials fix the guardrails and replace the broken ones. Avery is crawling around but he's almost dead slow. Tank gets into the ring and stops the ref from counting. "I WILL KILL YOU IF YOU COUNT HIM OUT. SO DO NOT!!" The ref stops. Tank gets to the outside of the ring and picks Avery up and throws him into a front flip sort of move and Avery lands on his back hard on the mats! The crowd begins to yell at Tank to take it back to the ring! They wildly cheer on Avery to get up. Avery slowly lifts his hand to the ring announcers table and scorers table. Tank kicks Avery in the head knocking him down as the people scatter.
Bobby Cairo: Look out guys! Tank might want to use this table.
Zach Davis: Well I hope not! We have three more hours left!
Shannan Lerch: Tank has the ring bell! Look out!
Tank smashes the ring bell on the back of Avery. Tank tells the crowd around him to shut up and kicks Avery in the head once again. Tank begins to taunt Avery to get to his feet. Asking him if he's had enough, if he's done with wrestling. Avery gets back to his feet but not for long when Tank hits a stiff clothesline sending him down! Tank walks to the ring and grabs a steel chair from under the ring. The crowd begins to yell at Tank, calling him a druggie and what not. Tank taunts at them as if he wants to fuck them wildly. Tank begins thrusting the chair at older women in the crowd. Even younger teens are getting weird looks from Tank. The crowd is REALLY into Avery and wanting him to get up.
Bobby Cairo: Tank is disgusting. I find him entertaining at times but my god has he crossed the line, tonight.
Zach Davis: I wish Avery would get up!
Chris Avery: ENOUGH! STOP IT!
Shannan Lerch: Chris has a microphone guys!
Chris Avery: Stop Tank! I've had enough!
Avery catches his breath as Tank gets into the ring with the chair. Avery walks towards the ring holding his back.
Chris Avery: I don't get it! I just don't get it, Tank! It doesn't add up!
Avery slides into the ring and now stands in the ring with Tank... and his steel chair.
Chris Avery: Why change of heart so rapidly? We were becoming the greatest and most entertaining Tag Team in WCF! We had fans, we had respect backtage, we were on our way to the very top! Why turn your back on all of it? You told me you were done with the drugs! Done with the women! You had love and passion, why would you change all of that? I don't get it!
Tank doesn't reply. Just looks menacing. With the steel chair.
Chris Avery: We were Truth Addiction, Tank! We were taking from the evil of what they stole, and giving back to the real truth! People like us! We had bad childhoods and we were making it better! Why would you ever go back to that! When you were injured, I visited you almost every day! Every time I visited, you were being worked on by the doctor or someone else was visiting you. Someone like a family friend. I just know I tried my best. So what did I do? I went out there on Slam and demanded I avenge your injury! To show the Big Time Jerks that they don't get away with that! Lo and behold they were beating me down so I was very excited to see you come down that ramp..
Tank's reaction has become more human. As if he cares for Avery once again.
Chris Avery: Then you came into the ring and chokeslammed me! I didn't get it. I was offended. I was hurt. I never in a million years thought you would do that! Do you even know why? Tank? Answer me, damn it!
Tank takes the microphone from Avery.
Tank: Avery, I'm confused. You say you visited me but they wouldn't let you because of a family friend?
Avery speaks into the microphone.
Chris Avery: Yeah, nurses said only one friend at a time! So I had to leave and come back!
Tank: Well Chris. Explain this one to me. How could a family friend visit me in the hospital if I don't have any family.. and you WERE my only friend!
Zach Davis: Well now the story gets deeper.
Shannan Lerch: I thought Avery doesn't lie?
Avery is shaking his head like it's the truth. Tank picks up the chair and smashes it over Averys head!
Bobby Cairo: Well, Avery is out cold now!
Zach Davis: Wait! Why isn't Tank continuing? Isn't his mission to destroy Chris Avery?
Shannan Lerch: I think Tank is confused now!
Tank drops the chair and holds his head with both hands. Tank gets out of the ring and walks up the ramp in some deep thought process. Tank continues walking up to the stage and stops. He looks back at Avery whose barely moving. The two lock eyes. Tank turns back and walks behind the curtain. Avery gets to his feet and we cut to the announcers.
Zach Davis: So theres more to the story than we believe! Tank is on this mission because of something or somebody. All we know is Tank believes Avery didn't have his back nor visit him when he was injured!
Shannan Lerch: But Avery just said he tried to visit him but someone else was always there visiting! Avery couldn't ever get in to see him. Something sounds fishy! Unless Avery was lying.
Bobby Cairo: I would never expect a lie from someone nicknamed the Truth. Just an observation of mine.
Zach Davis: I guess there is one more chapter in this story.
Shannan Lerch: We have a lot more matches to get to!
Jake Keeton vs Mike Bowen
Television Title Contendership Match
The lights dim, a hush fills the arena and a mixed reaction of mostly cheers billows from the crowd as "Still Unbroken" by Lynyrd Skynyrd hits the PA. Jake Keeton slowly emerges through the curtains with his full attention focused on the upcoming match. He walks down the ramp barely acknowledging the fans as he steps into the ring and begins to stretch.The lights dim, a hush fills the arena and a mixed reaction of mostly cheers billows from the crowd as "Still Unbroken" by Lynyrd Skynyrd hits the PA. Jake Keeton slowly emerges through the curtains with his full attention focused on the upcoming match. He walks down the ramp barely acknowledging the fans as he steps into the ring and begins to stretch.
Zach Davis: Here is Jake Keeton! He beat four other men last week and his status in WCF seems to be slowly rising.
Shannan Lerch: This match is a Television Title Contendership match, so yes, I'd say so, Zach!
From Out of Nowhere by Faith No More hits, and Mike Bowen steps out from the back to a chorus of booing. He walks to the ring, ignoring them, and slides in.
Bobby Cairo: Bowen was in the same match as Keeton last week, and although Bowen didn't win, he certainly didn't lose, either.
The bell sounds.
Zach Davis: Here we go!
Bowen runs at Keeton, but Keeton takes him down with an Arm Drag into Arm Wringer. Bowen reverses it and gets Keeton into an Arm Wringer of his own. Keeton rolls through and flips Bowen onto his back. He goes for an elbow drop, but Bowen rolls away. Bowen quickly gets to his feet and goes to kick Keeton as he gets up, but Keeton ducks it. Keeton then trips Bowen and gets up. Bowen gets up as well and Keeton hits him with a Discus Punch! Bowen is sent reeling and ends up against the turnbuckle. Keeton starts stomping away at him!
Shannan Lerch: Jake Keeton firmly in control early on. Bowen has to find an opening!
Bowen slumps down in the corner. Keeton takes several steps backwards and then runs at him..
Bobby Cairo: Hesitation Dropkick!
But no! Bowen moves away at the last second, sending Keeton crashing into the turnbuckle.
Zach Davis: There was the opening Bowen was looking for.. and that sure had to hurt poor Keeton.
Keeton stumbles to his feet and Bowen runs at him and hits a Yakuza Kick! Keeton collapses to the mat and Bowen quickly pins him.
Bowen's feet are on the ropes..
Keeton kicks out anyway.
Shannan Lerch: Bowen tried to take a shortcut there, which SOME call cheating.. but hey, whatever gets you the win!
Bowen picks Keeton up and pulls him into the middle of the ring. He then executes an Underhook Suplex before again going for a pin.
No! Keeton kicks out again.
Bobby Cairo: Keeton's got heart, he isn't going to lose that easily. But Bowen isn't making it easy for him!
Bowen picks Keeton up and gets him in position for a DDT, but Keeton quickly rams Bowen backwards, slamming him into the turnbuckle and getting out of it. Keeton runs to the ropes and first hits a Running Elbow Strike, then runs to the ropes again and hits a Lariat!
Zach Davis: He calls that the Buy One Get One Free!
Keeton quickly pins Bowen, and the fans are on their feet!
No! Bowen kicks out.
Shannan Lerch: Almost!
Keeton climbs through the ropes and stands on the apron. Bowen stumbles up and turns to face him.. Keeton springboards.. and executes a Dragonrana!
Bobby Cairo: This has to be it!
NO! Bowen kicks out once more! The crowd oooh's.
Zach Davis: SO CLOSE!
Bowen is in position by the turnbuckle, and Keeton quickly jumps up and hits a Starship Pain!
Shannan Lerch: That's his Thrillbilly Deluxe!
But Bowen got up his knees! Keeton rolls away, clutching his back in pain. Bowen slowly stumbles up, with the fans booing.
Bobby Cairo: If Keeton had hit that move, the match would've been over, and Bowen knew it.
Keeton stumbles up and Bowen kicks him in the gut... DDT!
Zach Davis: Beautiful! Bowen executes a DDT as good as anyone in the business, period.
Bowen picks Keeton up and signals that he's finishing the match. He throws Keeton to the ropes..
Shannan Lerch: He's going for the Bowen Bomb!
..but Keeton jumps over him, hits the ropes, comes back, Bowen is still turned around.. Keeton grabs him and hits a Spinning Unprettier!
Bobby Cairo: Highlight of the Night! He hit it picture perfectly!
Keeton quickly pins Bowen, hooking the leg.
Zach Davis: Keeton's done it!
Keeton's music plays as he stands up and gets his arm raised. Bowen rolls out of the ring as Keeton celebrates.
Shannan Lerch: Jake Keeton is getting a shot at D-Day's Television Title!
Keeton leaves the ring and heads to the back, a smile on his face.
Anastasia Petrova vs Trent Townsend
United States Contendership Match
Na Rasputye by Kipelov plays and the lights turn red as Anastasia Petrova prances about the stage. She goes to the ring and says hi to the fans and blows them kisses while shaking her booty!
Bobby Cairo: Gotta love Miss Anastasia Petrova.
Shannan Lerch: No. No I do not.
The lights go completely black except for a red light coming from the entrance as Junkie by Ozzy Osbourne plays. Trent steps onto the ramp raising both arms and taunting the crowd. He slowly walks down the ramp rolling under the bottom rope taking the right turn buckle first and then the left one. He jumps in the middle of the ring taking off his jacket and ready for action.
Zach Davis: Trent Townsend is still relatively new here, but he's been on a roll... this is his chance to step up, let's see if he can make the most of it!
The two competitors tie up as the bell rings. Trent uses his strength to his advantage and pushes Petrova into the ropes, and then irish whips her. As she's coming back, he locks her in a Sleeper.
Shannan Lerch: Wear her down early. Good strategy.
Petrova elbows Trent a few times, getting out of it. Trent runs at her but she Dropkicks him, sending him flying! The crowd pops. Trent gets back up and Petrova takes him down with a Headlock Takedown. Both competitors get back up and Petrova DDTs him to the mat! She pins him!
No, Trent kicks out. She lifts Trent up but he fights back now, raking her eyes. The crowd boos.
Bobby Cairo: What an underhanded tactic. To a woman, no less!
Trent follows up with a few forearm shots to Petrova's head. He then grabs her and hits a Backbreaker.
Shannan Lerch: Yeah! Get her, Trent!
Trent kicks her a few times and then begins climbing to the top rope.
Zach Davis: Uh oh.. he's going high risk!
Trent flies off the top with a Frog Splash into a pin!
No! Petrova kicks out!
Bobby Cairo: Wow! Anastasia Petrova, showing her heart.
Shannan Lerch: I'm sure you'd like her to show more than that, pervert.
Bobby Cairo: I have a healthy heterosexual sexual appetite and there is nothing wrong with that, thank you very much.
Trent gets up and picks Petrova up, throwing her out of the ring. Petrova slowly stands up, and Trent runs and goes for a Suicide Dive!
Zach Davis: Nice-
But Petrova moves out of the way and Trent crashes into the guardrail! He landed awkwardly, however, and is holding his shoulder in pain.
Shannan Lerch: What happened to Trent? He looks REALLY hurt.
Slowly both competitors get to their feet, but Trent is still holding his shoulder. Petrova kicks him in the stomach and then rolls him into the ring. He gets up and as she slides in she hits him with the Cold War! She pins him!
Bobby Cairo: Anastasia Petrova wins the match!
She stands up and gets her arm raised, much to the delight of the crowd. Trent is still holding his shoulder, and medics are in the ring now, checking on him.
Zach Davis: If Trent Townsend hadn't injured himself I think this match would still be going on... I'm not sure what happened to him exactly, but this looks serious.
Petrova leaves the ring as the medics continue to check on Townsend. Torrie slides in to see if he's okay as well.
Mikami vs GWC Steve Carr
Mikami walks down the ramp holding a chair and gets into the ring, no lights, no music.
Shannan Lerch: This makes sense. Mikami has always been one to get right to the point.
Zach Davis: He made his big entrance once already tonight; no reason to do it again.
The lights go out and "Becoming the Bull" by Atreyu plays. Red spotlights shine on the entrance as Steve Carr walks out carrying a trash can full of weapons, showing no signs of the limp he left with earlier. He is now wearing his regular boots, but his shirt has two big bold letters on the front: "SG".
Shannan Lerch: Steve Carr, on the other hand, milking tonight for all it's worth.
Bobby Cairo: I'm wondering, is it “it's” or “its” in this case?
Zach Davis: You just said the same thing twice.
Bobby Cairo: I meant, its the possessive or “it is”.
Zach Davis: I always assumed it was “it is” but now I'm not so sure.
Steve Carr then turns around and the back of his shirt says "SC". He points to those letters with his free thumb and then turns back around. The spotlights follow him as he walks down to the ring giving high-fives to the fans. He places the trash can next to the ring. Then he climbs up the stairs, steps over the ropes and the house lights come back on.
Zach Davis: Now, of course, this is the Steve Carr who was in GWC and was hardcore champion.
Kyle Steel: STILL from Tampa, Florida, and STILL weighing two hundred ninety-seven pounds, “Somewhat Good” Steve Carr!
Bobby Cairo: Not quite “The Ultimate”.
Shannan Lerch: At least he was honest back in GWC.
Zach Davis: You mean “humble”.
As soon as the bell rings, Carr runs straight at Mikami, who swings the chair at Carr's head. Carr ducks, bounces off the ropes and hits a big boot right through the chair into Mikami's face as he turns around.
Zach Davis: Wa-how! What a start.
Carr quickly exits the ring and throws the trash can inside, littering weapons everywhere. He climbs back in and picks up a lead pipe.
Shannan Lerch: He's not messing around.
Carr hits Mikami in the knee with the lead pipe three times.
Zach Davis: We all know what a great talent Mikami is, but we've never seen him take the kind of punishment that he's in store for tonight.
Bobby Cairo: You never know what you're capable of enduring until you experience it.
Carr throws the pipe away and searches the ring for something else to use. He turns back around to find Mikami standing up, and Mikami headbutts him. He sweeps out Carr's leg and then drops down and puts in a dragon sleeper.
Shannan Lerch: Someone tell Mikami that the submission match is over.
Carr drags both of them over and uses the ropes to pull himself up and out of the hold. He kicks Mikami in the gut twice. Mikami gives him a kick right back and then hits him with a DDT. Carr gets right up and Mikami goes for a second DDT, but Carr elbows his way out of it and body slams Mikami. Then he picks up the chair.
Zach Davis: I get the feeling we're not going to be seeing a high-flying, spectacle kind of hardcore match here tonight.
Bobby Cairo: No sir, this is going to be a bloody slugfest.
Carr has the chair cocked back and is waiting for Mikami to get up. He raises the chair up over his head but Mikami roundhouse kicks his hand, causing him to drop the chair in front of him. Mikami grabs him and slams his head into the chair with an STO. He leaps to the top rope and flies off with a moonsault, holding on for the pin.
Shannan Lerch: Great looking moonsault.
Bobby Cairo: Not good enough to win the match.
1, 2, kickout. Mikami picks up the chair. Carr gets up, steals the chair and throws it behind him, then throws Mikami onto the chair with an armdrag. Mikami rolls over and clutches his back as Carr gets out of the ring and pulls a table out from underneath.
Shannan Lerch: Now here's your spectacle, potentially.
He picks up the table and slides it into the ring. Mikami rolls out of the way of the incoming table and gets to his feet. Carr gets up on the apron and Mikami charges him. Carr tries to get out of the way but it's too late and Mikami knocks him off and back into the guardrail, drawing “ooooohhh”s from the crowd. Mikami surveys the situation, then grabs the top rope.
Zach Davis: No, he wouldn't!
Mikami jumps onto the rope, springboards off and nearly decapitates Carr with a diving leg lariat, sending them both over the guardrail and into the front row.
Zach Davis: OH MY GOD! He could have broken...well, everything! Including his neck!
Shannan Lerch: It looks like he survived, but he has to remember that if he loses, he has another match to fight later!
Bobby Cairo: Well, there's so much adrenaline pumping out there, he might not have even felt that.
When Mikami finally gets back to his feet, he tosses Carr back over the guardrail.
Zach Davis: Good thinking. A fight through the crowd would likely favor Carr.
Shannan Lerch: He has the size and the veteran experience.
Bobby Cairo: Yes, Mikami needs to use the ring to his advantage. Even if he doesn't have any speed left at this point in the match, in-ring situations are more predictable.
Zach Davis: Mikami has made his way back into the ring and is waiting for Carr to get back in himself.
Bobby Cairo: Another good thought. Don't waste your strength trying to roll that big guy into the ring. Let him come to you.
Carr rolls himself into the ring, leaving himself open for Mikami to stomp on him. Screw that; he rolls back out. Mikami looks ticked off. This time, Carr climbs up the steps and gets into the ring the usual way. Carr looks sluggish and Mikami slowly approaches him. Suddenly, Carr reaches out, grabs Mikami's wrist and pulls him in for a belly-to-belly suplex. He covers. 1, 2, kickout. Carr gets to his feet and kicks Mikami in the head. Now it's his turn to roll out of the ring. While Mikami holds his head and tries to recover, Carr quickly steps out of the ring and grabs him from behind, hitting a German suplex that sends Mikami into the ringside steps, and the crowd goes ooooohhh. Carr picks up a chair from ringside. He stalks Mikami, but gets gouged in the eyes before he can use the chair.
Shannan Lerch: It's legal this time!
While Carr holds his face, Mikami dives forwards and takes out his legs, sending him to his knees. Carr tries to get up, putting one of his feet on the ground, but that leaves him open for a Shining Wizard off of that knee.
Zach Davis: If Carr takes anymore kicks to the head tonight, Mikami might get his wish of his career being over after all.
Bobby Cairo: I think it's safe to say that the best case scenario coming out of tonight is only one of these guys having a concussion. That's the price you pay when you agree to have two or three matches in one night. So I don't feel too bad that the Chad Dogg didn't pull double duty.
Shannan Lerch: Hey, this isn't WWE. We talk about the match that's going on now.
Mikami looks like he can barely stand, but he keeps kicking Carr in his knees. As Carr struggles to get to his feet, Mikami grabs his arms and wraps them up in the ring ropes before continuing with the assault on Carr's knees. Then he reaches into the ring for one of the weapons scattered on the mat and pulls out a wooden baseball bat. He rears back to take a swing.
Zach Davis: Oh, no. Don't do it. Anywhere but there.
Shannan Lerch: Anywhere?
Zach Davis: Well, not ANYWHERE, but, Jesus Christ, don't--!
Mikami of course can't hear the announcers, and swings the bat straight into Carr's face, cracking the bat.
Shannan Lerch: I closed my eyes, did he do it?
Bobby Cairo: Yes. If his nose isn't broken, it's a medical miracle.
Mikami backs away from Carr, revealing that his nose is gushing blood.
Zach Davis: He might be out cold. He's PROBABLY out cold.
Carr hangs limply from the ring ropes. Mikami brushes his hair back out of his face, contemplating how he's going to finish the match.
Shannan Lerch: Wait, who's that?
Someone leaps over the barricade and grabs Mikami's head from behind.
Zach Davis: IT'S SNAD! IT'S SNAD! HERE COMES THE SNAD CUTTER!
Mikami falls to the mat, and Snad leaves the same way he came.
Shannan Lerch: He would.
Bobby Cairo: The associate of Creeping Death is a mysterious and transient personality.
Zach Davis: And an associate of Steve Carr as well, when they were both in GWC. Mikami didn't realize the one other advantage that Carr has over him: friends.
Shannan Lerch: More like lackeys, and cowardly ones at that. Snad is gone, Carr is still hanging there and Mikami is already starting to move.
Mikami slowly gets to his feet and looks around. Not seeing Snad, he puts his hand under Carr's chin and lifts it up, showing all the blood soaking Carr's shirt. Carr is still unconscious, and Mikami slaps him in the face.
Zach Davis: Insult to injury.
Mikami starts laughing, but is interrupted by “The Enemy” by Godsmack playing over the speakers. He turns towards the entrance with a “what now?” look on his face. Merc steps out from the back.
Zach Davis: It's Merc! Another one of Carr's friends who hasn't been seen around here in...a couple of years, probably!
Shannan Lerch: How many more surprise witnesses does he have back there?
Bobby Cairo: Even though he's not conscious to see any of this, you have to believe this was Carr's plan all along. A hardcore match is a perfect way for him to legally get all the help he needs.
Shannan Lerch: If he needs help, he shouldn't have taken this match. What happened to fighting your own battles?
Zach Davis: Maybe Carr doesn't see this as a battle. Maybe this is all just about humbling Mikami.
Bobby Cairo: And we all know that breaking someone's back is a good way of making him humble.
A tired and exasperated looking Mikami slides into the ring as Merc makes his way down the ramp. He slides into the ring and catches a kick from Mikami, spinning him around and hitting a full nelson slam.
Shannan Lerch: First Snad comes in, hits a finisher and leaves, and now a fully rested Merc is taking advantage of an exhausted Mikami.
Zach Davis: This is exactly the way that Carr helped Merc beat Jack of Blades, and Snad...well, Snad does that all the time.
Merc picks Mikami up into a Torture Rack, and then spins it into a cutter.
Zach Davis: Daisy Cutter!
Shannan Lerch: Pretty good for a fraud.
Bobby Cairo: Hey now, some people would say the same about The Miz. I'd argue that Merc has credentials that are similar, if not stronger.
Zach Davis: Besides, we have no idea what he's been up to these past couple years.
Merc is now on the outside, lightly shaking Carr to wake him up. Carr mumbles something and Merc untangles him. Merc helps Carr slide into the ring and he rolls over on top of Mikami.
Shannan Lerch: No! Mikami kicked out!
Zach Davis: I don't believe it!
Both Carr and Mikami slowly get to their feet. A punch from Carr, responded to with a punch by Mikami. Punch by Carr, punch by Mikami. Carr, Mikami. Then Carr gets in two more punches. Mikami stays on his feet and rears back for a haymaker, but Carr gets low and picks Mikami up with a T-bone suplex, before stumbling into the ropes. He leans back as Mikami struggles to get up. Mikami gets to his feet and Carr tries to get up to meet him, but it looks like he used the last of his strength for that suplex and he slumps back into the corner. Mikami takes the table that had been lying in the ring all this time and slowly sets it up near the opposite corner. However, he then gets a better idea. He grabs the chair from the mat and slowly makes his way up the turnbuckle.
Zach Davis: He's not trying what I think he's trying, is he?
Bobby Cairo: Zach, he's climbing the opposite turnbuckle, holding a chair. There's only one thing he could possibly be trying.
Shannan Lerch: Unless he's invented some totally new move.
Bobby Cairo: I really don't see that sort of thing from Mikami, although this would be the forum for it.
Mikami is now perched on the turnbuckle. Merc is on the apron, yelling at him. Mikami holds up the chair, measuring his shot. He starts to move, and Merc has quickly leaped onto the turnbuckle above Carr. They stare each other down.
Zach Davis: Now what are they doing, Bobby?
Bobby Cairo: I have no clue.
Mikami shrugs and jumps off with the chair. Merc dives off and dropkicks the chair into Mikami's face in mid-air. Mikami drops like a stone, but Merc keeps going and falls through the table.
Crowd: HOLY SHIT! HOLY SHIT! HOLY SHIT!
Zach Davis: I have no words.
Shannan Lerch: I take back what I said about Merc.
Bobby Cairo: I really like you guys, but I'm not going through a table for either one of you. Just so you know.
Shannan Lerch: Ugh, the ring looks like the end of some crime movie. Bodies and blood everywhere.
Zach Davis: Or a horror film.
After a long time, Merc and Mikami finally start stirring. Mikami gets up first and makes his way towards the motionless Carr. He grabs Carr by the legs and starts to pull him away from the corner, then he climbs up to the top turnbuckle.
Bobby Cairo: Now, normally it would be pretty dumb to try this after letting such a long time go by, but Steve Carr is so thoroughly beaten, beyond what I thought he could take, that Mikami still has time to finish this.
Mikami jumps off for the Hammer of Justice and lands it.
On Carr's raised knees.
Bobby Cairo: Or not.
Mikami slides off, clutching his back. He walks straight into a right hook from Merc, which spins him around into an Ultimate Stunner from Carr. He bounces off and into a Swinging Reverse STO from Merc into the remains of the table.
Zach Davis: K.I.A.!
Shannan Lerch: Now's really not the time for that kind of joke.
Zach Davis: No, that's the name of the move.
Shannan Lerch: He should really have changed that.
Bobby Cairo: Yet it does seem appropriate this time.
Carr falls to his knees and crawls over, pinning Mikami.
Kyle Steel: Your winner, Steeeeeeeevvvvveeeee Caaaarrrrrrrrr!
Shannan Lerch: I cannot say enough about the amazing effort by Carr, but I really have to wonder about the wisdom of this. Now he has a tiebreaker street fight later tonight. After taking a beating like that, Carr should have let Mikami win.
Zach Davis: Well, maybe the doctors won't clear him to fight.
Merc raises Carr's arm and then helps him walk to the back while referees and trainers pull away the pieces of table around Mikami.
Doc Henry vs Fort Knox vs Abril vs Conviction vs Jay Price
Clockwork Orange House of Fun Match
Shannan Lerch: At this time I think the only sensible thing to do is to warn any parents with small children in the room to get them out of there now.
Zach Davis: Well what good parent would let their young children watch a wrestling show in the first place?
Shannan Lerch: Point taken.
Bobby Cairo: Up next WCF is proud to bring to you a match straight from the depths of hell. The brainchild of the demented psychopath known as Raven, brought to you by Seth Lerch. Ladies and gentlemen, this is your Clockwork Orange House Of Fun match.
Zach Davis: Lets send it into the ring to our announcer Kyle Steel for the introductions.
Kyle Steel: The following match is scheduled for one fall and it is a Clockwork Orange House Of Fun match for the WCF Hardcore Championship. Introducing first....
Dr. Feelgood by Motley Crue hits, and Doc Henry walks out from the back.
Kyle Steel: From Griffen Georgia, weighing in at two hundred and thirty five pounds....Doc Henry!
The fans boo as he walks to the ring before rolling in and standing in his corner.
Bobby Cairo: Doc Henry is a former tag team champion, but he has had success as a singles wrestler in the past.
Zach Davis: Not to mention that he is one tough son of a bitch in the ring.
Bobby Cairo: And that's the type of person you need to be if you're going to be wrestling in a match of this type.
The arena goes dark as red lights move throughout the arena as the Ruff Ryders Anthem by DMX hits. Conviction walks out and stands on the stage looking over the crowd.
Kyle Steel: Introducing next from Philadelphia Pennsylvania, weighing in at two hundred and sixty pounds....Conviction!
He raises his hands as red fireworks explode along the stage. The lights go on as he makes his way to the ring.
Zach Davis: And here comes the returning Conviction. Nobody has seen much of him since Ten after he was unsuccessful in that triple threat match for the United States Championship.
Shannan Lerch: Yes, but word is that he's back and better than ever.
The lights go out and gold dollar signs flash about as Get Your Shine On by Lil Wayne and Birdman plays and Fort Knox comes up from a hole in the stage covered with golden fireworks. Fort Knox comes out wearing black shades, gold chains around his neck and a gold Rolex watch and bracelet. He has a gold ring on each finger and when he holds to up to the camera they spell FORT KNOX.
Kyle Steel: From Nashville Tennessee, weighing in at two hundred and forty pounds....Fort Knox!
He then goes into the ring and poses as golden fireworks shoot off from the ring post. He then hands his gold to the ringside person and tells them not to lose his gold. He then puts on his gloves and gets ready to fight.
Bobby Cairo: Yet another first timer in this hellacious match, Fort Knox.
Shannan Lerch. You have to wonder if he's going to be able to keep his focus on the entire match and not just on Abril.
Deadgirl Superstar by Rob Zombie hits the PA system as the arena goes pitch black. The crowd scrambles to stand up, some with their hands on their ears. Some of the crowd run toward the entrance ramp, screaming and yelling. Suddenly the lights begin to flash as Abril makes her way out onto the ramp followed by Ace Slaughter. There are three white spotlights rotating around the interior, of the auditorium. Multi-colored lasers flash along the bass, of the song. Ace throws his arms in the air as Abril jumps into the air. As soon as she lands the pyrotechnics set up around the stage explode with gold pyro.
Kyle Steel: Being accompanied to the ring by Ace Slaughter, from Miami Florida, weighing in at one hundred and twenty five pounds......Abril!
Abril and Ace make their way down the ramp toward the ring until they reach the steps. Ace climbs up the steps first and holds the ropes open for Abril as she climbs between them. Ace stays on the ring apron and grabs hold of the top rope and shakes it violently as Abril taunts the crowd as they boo her. Ace then hops down off of the apron as Abril begins to get ready for her match by removing her jacket.
Shannan Lerch: Speaking of Abril, it looks like she's decided to bring an "insurance policy" down to the ring with her.
Bobby Cairo: Ace is probably just making sure that nothing too severe happens to one of the members of his Slaughter Society.
Shannan Lerch: Oh come on, she's a big girl and a professional wrestler. There's no reason to be bringing back up to a match...unless she's afraid.
Zach Davis: Just looking at her, I highly doubt that she's afraid of anything that her opponents may do.
The lights in the arena go out as the stage, ramp and ring are lit up with a red glow. The big screen is black and is flashing the words "The Future" and "Is Now" in bold red letters.
4 Words To Choke Upon by Bullet For My Valentine hits the arena's PA System as the crowd gets out of their seats with mixed reactions. The big screen switches from the wording to showing various scenes of Price's career, including his TV Title win and the victory over Logan at One.
Kyle Steel: And from Philadelphia Pennsylvania, weighing in at two hundred and twenty five pounds.....Jay Price!
As the lead singer begins singing, Jay Price emerges through the curtain, his head and face covered by the hood of a black sweatshirt. He walks out onto the stage and stops as he looks around at the crowd from under his hood. He then takes off down the ramp toward the ring, not stopping to slap any hands or sign any autographs, choosing to remain 100% focused on the task at hand.
When he reaches the ring steps he climbs them and steps through the ropes. He takes a hard look at the opponent in the ring and then turns to the corner, climbing up to the second rope.
Zach Davis: And finally we have Jay Price. The only person in this match to have been involved in a Clockwork Orange match previously.
Bobby Cairo: Some would say that this match was made for his sinister, possibly even psychotic, type of brutality. And you would be hard pressed to find someone who would disagree.
He takes one last look out around at the crowd before flipping back his hood and unzipping his jacket, revealing his trademark grin and muscular figure to the ladies in attendance. Flashbulbs click off repeatedly as Price pulls off the sweatshirt and throws it into the crowd. He then hops out of the corner and turns his attention bac....and Conviction sends him over the top rope and out onto the arena floor with a huge clothesline.
Shannan Lerch: Oh my god did you see how hard Conviction hit him.
Price hits the ground rolling and is quick to get back to his feet as Conviction climbs through the ropes after him. Back in the ring Fort Knox and Abril are going at, trading lefts and rights.
Bobby Cairo: Wow for somebody that gives up so much in size Abril really can hold her own.
Meanwhile Doc Henry has taken residence in the far corner, leaning back nonchalantly as he watches the action around him.
Zach Davis: And there you see the veteran Doc Henry, using his brain and waiting to pick the right moment to get involved in this match.
Fort Knox has Abril down on the mat by the ropes, stomping away at her as he holds on to the top rope. Ace is on the outside, becoming angrier and angrier with each stomp by Knox. Finally he loses it and grabs Abril and pulls her out of the ring as Knox taunts the pair from inside of the ring.
Bobby Cairo: You had to know it was only a matter of time before Ace got involved to save his love interest.
Shannan Lerch: I don't know if you can call her his love interest. Maybe more like a concerned teammate.
On the other side of the ring out on the floor Conviction and Price are going at it, trading shots back and forth without mercy.
Zach Davis: I guess you could say there's no brotherly love lost between these two.
Bobby: Wow, Zach, just wow.
Conviction is able to send Price crashing into the barricade with an Irish Whip. then he rushes at him looking for a clothesline..but Price ducks it and sends him up and over the barricade into the crowd with a big back body drop. Price then walks over to where Seth is sitting and grabs a bottle of water from him. Back inside the ring Fort Knox is still taunting Ace, who still has Abril in his arms, and doesn't notice Doc Henry standing behind him with a 2x4 in his hands. Abril grins and points behind Knox who finally remembers that he wasn't alone in the ring.
Fort Knox: *Inaudible noise*
Zach Davis: What did he say?
Shannan Lerch: No clue, but I'll take a shot in the dark and say it was something along the lines of "fuck my life".
Knox turns around slowly and is met with a two by four shot to the midsection that doubles him ever. Doc then slams the board onto Knox's back with enough force to break it in half as Knox drops to the mat. Doc then turns his attention outside of the ring, first toward Abril and Slaughter and then over toward Price and Conviction who are again going at it by the crowd. Doc makes up his mind and bounces off the ropes and takes off toward Price and Conviction. Price spots Doc running in time to get the hell out of the way as he leapfrogs over the top rope and crashes into Conviction with a cross body. Price backs off from the crash scene with a grin on his face, pointing to his head as if to say "I'm too fucking smart for that shit." Meanwhile Fort Knox is alone in the ring and is slowly making his way back to his feet. Abril, sensing an opening in the match, hops out of Slaughter's arms and slides into the ring behind him. She stalks him from behind, seemingly waiting for the perfect moment to strike. Knox turns around and Abril kicks him in the midsection before pulling him for the Craddle Power Driver.
Shannan Lerch: Abril trying to end it early and if she hits this she mig...LOOK OUT!
From out of nowhere Abril is struck in the back of the head with a steel chair and she drops to the mat. Standing behind her shaking his head is Jay Price who then drops the chair to the mat.
Bobby Cairo: Where the hell did Price come from?
Knox stands up and appears to say thank you to Price and then puts his hand out. Price shakes his head yes and then sticks his own hand out, shaking Knox's.
Zach Davis: Could this be the formation of a new alli...
Price pulls Knox in and drops him with a ddt onto the chair.
Zach Davis: Nevermind.
Price drops on top of Knox and hooks the leg for the pinfall.
Th....NO! Doc Henry jumps on top of Price breaking up the pin.
Bobby Cairo: And it's Doc Henry saving this match for everyone.
Outside of the ring Conviction has recovered and is currently in the process of setting up table on the arena floor. Once finished he turns his attention to the ring apron, which he lifts up, and begins searching for something. Back in the ring Doc Henry is working over Price in the corner, hitting him with punch after punch, none of which Price is having luck blocking. Abril is finally back up to her feet and realizes that Knox is still out and Doc Henry's attention is on Price, so she drops on top of Knox for the pin attempt.
T....NO! Conviction breaks up the pin before the three count. Outside of the ring Ace is going nuts over the fact that Abril was so close to winning and it was taken away. Back in the ring Doc has Price up on the top rope and he himself is climbing up the corner. He hooks Price in and goes for a superplex but Price counters it with a punch to the head. Doc tries again but again Price counters, this time with a shot to the midsection. Price then hits him with another shot before pushing Doc off of him and onto the mat. Price hops out of the corner and climbs out of the ring, deciding that he wants a break from the action. Meanwhile Conviction and Abril are trading shots by the ropes, and with every hit Conviction gets on Abril, the look on Ace's face gets angrier and angrier. Conviction lands a shot to Abril that takes her to the mat and Ace finally loses it. He climbs up onto the apron and begins yelling at Conviction. Conviction, apparently angry with whatever Ace is shouting, walks over to confront him. With Conviction's back to her, Abril crawls over behind him with a grin on her face, and delivers a low blow. As Conviction doubles over with pain, Ace grabs hold of him by the head and drops him throat first onto the top rope. Meanwhile Fort Knox, oblivious to everyone else, has rolled out of the ring and is on the arena floor by the table that Conviction set up earlier. He grabs hold of one end and begins to drag it closer to the ring until Ace walks around the corner of the ring and stares him down. Knox takes one look at him and slides back into the ring where he is met with a stiff kick from Abril to the head.
Shannan Lerch: You know, Slaughter might as well be a participant in this match as much as he's been involved.
Abril grabs Knox by the head and helps him to his feet before delivering another stiff kick to the midsection. She then pulls him in for a ddt but Knox somehow finds a way to block it. She tries again but Knox again somehow blocks it and this time he lifts her up for a suplex and then dumps her over the top rope and through the table at ringside.
Bobby Cairo: Oh the impact. You could hear the wood breaking all the way over here at the announce table.
Zach Davis: That was a big move but it may have been a stupid thing to do. Look at that look on Slaughter's face.
Ace is standing at ring side, staring at Knox with a look of pure rage. Knox puts his hands up in the air and slowly begins to back away from Ace. Ace responds by running and sliding into the ring before tackling Knox through the ropes and out onto the arena floor. Ace begins a vicious bombardment of kicks and punches onto Fort Knox.
Bobby Cairo: And the referee is helpless in a situation. This a Clockwork Orange House of Fun match so anything goes!
Slaughter picks up Knox and throws him into guard rail. Slaughter grabs the railing and begin to pound down onto Knox with continuous kicks. Ace then grabs a nearby cable and begins to choke Knox with it.
Shannan Lerch: It looks like Fort Knox is turning blue.
Slaughter grabs Knox and again throws him, this time into the announce table.
Bobby Cairo: I think some really bad things are about to happen
Slaughter begins to unhook the monitors and toss them onto the floor. Ace then takes the commentary table covering and throws that down. Zach Davis stands up and begins to yell at Ace Slaughter...
Zach Davis: WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU DOING, ACE?!?!?
Slaughter screams and roars at Zach Davis.
Ace Slaughter: SIT DOWN AND SHUT UP UNLESS YOU WANT SOME OF THIS TOO!
Zach throws his arms up and sits back down in his chair. Slaughter picks up Fort Knox and puts him on top of the table.
Shannan Lerch: Well I think now would be a good time for us to move.
Slaughter goes over to the ring apron and looks under the ring. Ace grabs a 2 x 4 wrapped in barb wire and bashes it right into the mid-section of Knox.
Zach Davis: OH MY GOD!!!
Slaughter hits Knox again and again. He has this demonic look across his face as he continues the brutal assault.
Bobby Cairo: I don't like the look on Slaughter's face.
Shannan Lerch: I don't think that is Ace Slaughter.
Zach Davis: You mean?
Shannan Lerch: Yes, I do....
Zach Davis: Oblivion...HE'S HER-ER-ERE!!!
The body of Slaughter begins to take the barbed wired plank of wood and dig it into the flesh of Fort Knox's forehead. Immediately, Knox's head begins to trickle with blood. The face of Slaughter begins to grin with glee as he administers pain on Fort Knox.
Bobby Cairo: I really think that Slaught- er... Oblivion is really enjoying this!
The body of Slaughter walks over to the time keeper's table and yells at the time keeper....
The Body of Slaughter (Oblivion): MOVE!!!!
Slaughter grabs a chair and runs over to the nearby ring corner.
Shannan Lerch: What is Slaughter doing?
Slaughter climbs up to the top turnbuckle.
Ace Slaughter: Seth Ler-er-erch!!!! You should of booked me in a match!!! This is what you get for "forgetting" me!!!
The Body of Slaughter leaps off with the chair in hand and lands on Knox with a seated senton with the chair under him. The impact of the leap and the size of the body of Ace Slaughter causes the commentary table to collapse and splinter into several pieces.
Crowd: Holy Shit! Holy Shit!
Zach Davis: Oh great, now we got no table!
The crowd is on their feet, screaming and cheering to deafening levels. Slaughter slowly stands up.
The Body of Slaughter: THAT'S WHAT YOU GET!!!!
The Body of Slaughter picks up Fort Knox but Knox grabs Slaughter and throws him head first into the ring post before collapsing.
Shannan Lerch: Slaughter is lying motionless!!!
Bobby Cairo: So is Fort Knox.
Zach Davis: What the hell?!?!?
Trent Townsend, Mini Ace, Gerard, and a masked man walk through the crowd and climb over the security railing. The masked man is wearing long black tights. His upper body is muscular. The man is wearing a black mask with a gold halo around the top part of the mask. All four begin to kick and punch a fallen Fort Knox.
Zach Davis: This shouldn't happen!!
Bobby Cairo: But it is! Again, this is a a Clockwork Orange House of Fun match so anything goes!
The Body of Slaughter stands up. Blood trickles down and through his mask. The Body of slaughter has a strange look, on his face!!! He roars out....
Oblivion: MY NAME IS OBLIVION!!! MARK THIS DAY, ACE SLAUGHTER IS NO MORE!!! LONG LIVE OBLIVION!!!
A swarm of several little people stick their heads out, from under the ring...
The Little People: LONG LIVE THE GATHERING!!!!
The Gathering crawl back under the ring!!!!
Shannan Lerch: That was creepy!!!
Oblivion: Hold up Knox!!!
Oblivion begins to grab a barely standing Fort Knox.
Oblivion: YOU HAVE ONLY YOURSELF TO BLAME, FOR THIS!!! NO ONE ELSE!!! YOU SHOULD OF LEFT ABRIL ALONE!! I AM NOW TELLING YOU, TO LEAVE... ABRIL... ALONE!!!!
As The Society is holding up Fort Knox, Oblivion begins to smash the barbed wire 2 X 4 across Knox's head. Blood continues to trickle down Knox's head. The Society lets Knox collapse to the ground.
Oblivion: Trent!!! Hold up Knox, for the Society Solution!!!
Trent Townsend grabs Knox by the legs and bends him back. Knox's back is parallel to the concrete floor. Slaughter climbs back up the the corner and flies off the corner.
Crowd: Holy Shit! Holy Shit! Holy Shit!
Bobby Cairo: Oblivion just leg dropped Fort Knox into next week. Fort Knox is completely out of it!!
The crowd cheers as Oblivion and the masked man walks over to the commentary team and grabs for a mic. They speak to the crowd...
Oblivion: Let me introduce to you, the newest member of The Slaughter Society..... El Angel Oscuro!!!
Zach Davis: That means The Dark Angel!!
Oblivion: Now, believe it or not!!! There are a few more people, we will like to join us!!! But, that is much later!!! Right now, toss that piece of garbage, back into the ring!!!
As The Slaughter Society leaves ringside with their new member, El Angel Oscuro. They look back at the ring and the other members of the match as they head up the ramp.
Shannan Lerch: My god, did that really just happen?
Bobby Cairo: Ace Sla...I mean Oblivion and the rest of the Slaughter Society just destroyed Fort Knox at ringside and I...I don't even know how to describe it.
Shannan Lerch: And if you think we're confused, look at the rest of the competitors in the match.
Price, Henry and Conviction have all stopped mid action and are staring at the sight of Knox lying in a pool of his own blood. Seth Lerch is speechless as he sits in his chair by the remains of the announce table beside his sister. The only person that doesn't seem at all disturbed by the events that just took place is Abril who is still laying among the wrecked remains of a table. At that moment Doc and Conviction remember that there is still a match going on and they go back at it in the ring. Outside of the ring Price has gotten his hands on a steel chair and is currently stalking the slowly recovering Abril. He waits for his moment and when she has finally gotten to a sitting position..he cracks her across the back of the head with the chair.
Shannan Lerch: God I hate the sound of metal meeting bone. It makes me sick to my stomach.
Price then turns his attention to the ring apron which he lifts up. He looks around under the ring before pulling out a large, black burlap bag. He stands up with the bag in hand and looks at it with sickening smile on his face.
Bobby Cairo: One can only wonder what is inside of that bag. But the way that Price is smiling means only one thing. It's not going to be pleasant.
Price drops the bag at ringside and crouches down out of view. Meanwhile back in the ring Doc Henry has Conviction in the corner, hammering away at him with punch after punch until Conviction finally drops to the mat. Doc doesn't let up, grabbing Conviction and pulling him to his feet before pushing him right back into the corner. Doc backs up and runs right at him with a big clothesline that brings Conviction stumbling out of the corner. Doc hooks him in and goes for the Gambler's Hand but Conviction somehow blocks it with his leg before elbowing Doc in the head. Doc stumbles and Conviction, moving like lightning, nails him with The Convictor.
Bobby Cairo: The Convictor! This is it! Conviction is going to be our new Hardcore Champion!
Conviction gets back to his feet and looks to go for the pinfall but behind him Price slides into the ring with the steel chair in hand.
Zach Davis: Price is in the ring and Conviction has no idea.
The crowd is shouting for Conviction to turn around and when he does, Price nails him in the head with the chair, knocking him to the mat. Price drops the chair in the middle of the ring and looks down at the fallen bodies of both Doc and Conviction.
Bobby Cairo: Okay I'm taking back what I just said. Jay Price is going to be the new Hardcore Champion!
But Price doesn't go for the pinfall and instead walks back to the ropes and climbs out of the ring.
Zach Davis: What the hell? He had this match won!
Price grabs the black bag from ringside and then slides back into the ring. He grabs Conviction by the legs and drags him over to the corner before letting him go. He picks the bag up and opens it, then reaches inside and pulls out a pair of handcuffs.
Shannan Lerch: Oh this isn't good.
Price hooks one of Convictions hands to one end of the cuffs and then puts the other around the bottom rope. He then picks up the bag again and opens it back up.
Bobby Cairo: What else is in that damn ba...oh fuck.
Price pulls out a bottle of lighter fluid and a book of matches. Seth has finally stood up from his seat and now he has a look of worry on his face. Price opens up the bottle of lighter fluid and begins spraying it onto Convictions body, not stopping until the entire bottle is empty. Seth drops the Hardcore Title off of his shoulder and runs over to the other side of the ring, yelling out Price's name to stop. He gets to the other side just as Price is about to strike a match.
Shannan Lerch: Thank god Seth is out here. I don't think anybody besides him could talk some sense into Jay right now.
Seth is yelling at Price that he can't take it this far, not even in this match. Price looks pissed as all fuck at Seth but tosses the matches out of the ring. Seth breathes a sigh of relief and picks up the matches before heading back for his chair. Behind Price Doc Henry is finally back up to his feet and looking at the sight in front of him. Behind Doc, outside of the ring, Abril has finally gotten herself out of the table wreckage and is trying to get back into the ring.
Zach Davis: This really is madness.
Price and Doc circle each other warily, both already having reached the point of total exhaustion. They both move in and lock up in the center of the ring with Price eventually taking control. Price whips Doc into the ropes and then takes him down with a drop toe hold. Price drops to one knee out of exhaustion as Doc slowly gets back up. Price waits for the moment to come and when Doc is almost up, Price springs up and nails him with the Busted Grill. Doc is down and Price rolls on top of him for the pin attempt.
Bobby Cairo: And Jay Price is the new WCF Hardcore Champion!
The bell sounds. Most of the competitors slouch where they are, defeated. All except Price. He stands slowly and Seth enters the ring, grabbing the Hardcore Title and handing it to Price. Price raises the Title to a chorus of booing.
Shannan Lerch: Price better watch out. Once Greenfever is unsuspended..
Zach Davis: You mean IF Greenfever is ever unsuspended. Knowing Seth....
Price exits the ring and walks to the back with Seth as medics check on the other participants.
Jason Hodge/Bane vs Hector Rodriguez/D-Day
Bobby Cairo: This next match will be an exciting one for sure.
Zach Davis: This is a grudge match. Bane broke D-Day's arm and this is a chance for D-Day to get revenge!
Shannan Lerch: This match-up will be an action packed match, for sure.
Bobby Cairo: Let's send it up to Kyle Steel, for the introductions.
Kyle Steel: This a tag match, with a ten minute time limit....
Music begins to play and Jason Hodge comes out, to the entrance ramp to a barrage of boos from the fans. Some the fans, near the entrance ramp, starts to throw at Jason Hodge.
Bobby Cairo: Hodge just got pinged with a styrofoam cap, full of ice.
And I set up and tore down this stage with my own two hands
We've travel this land packed tight in mini vans
And all this for the fans, girls, money and fame
I played their game
Kyle Steel: From Roanoke, Virginia... weighing in at three hundred and thirty pounds....
and As they scream my name
I will show no shame
I live and die for this
Kyle Steel: JASO-ON-N HO-O-ODGE-GE!!
And if I come off soft
Then chew on this!
Jason begins to walk down the aisle, as the fans scream obscenities at The Redneck Badass.
Bobby Cairo: I don't think these fans like Jason Hodge much.
Shannan Lerch: Since Jason Hodge has arrived, him and his tag team partner have been attacking WCF superstars and these fans are not gonna put up with it!!
Are you scared?
Devil without a cause
And Im back with the beaver hats
And Ben Davis slacks
30 packs of Strohs
30 pack of hoes
As Hodge walks up to ringside, he looks at the angry crowd. He walks around the ring, until he walked up to the ringsteps. Hodge walks the steps and then stops, to look at the the booing crowd
Zach Davis: Don't be surprised. that D-Day don't come out here, to the ring, with both guns a-blazin'
Bobby Cairo: I don't think we'll see much scientific wrestling. We COULD see mix of wrestling and brawling.
Shannan Lerch: Especially, with D-Day. He wants revenge for his broken arm.
No rogaine in the propane flow
The chosen one
I'm the living proof
With the gift of gab
From the city of truth
I jabbed and stabbed
And knocked critics backs
And I did not studder when I said that
I'm going platnum
I went platinum
And still they ill
They wanna see us fry
I guess because only god knows why
Why why why why why
Jason Hodge walks to the center, of the ring. He holds out his arms, to soak in the energy and obscenities, the crowd are sending towards him.
They call me cowboy
I'm the singer in black
So throw a finger in the air and let me see where you're at
Say hey hey
Let me hear where your at
Jason Hodge walks to a nearby corner and he climbs up the turnbuckle to again soak in the hostilities, that the crowd yells towards Jason Hodge.
And say hey hey
I'm givin it back
So say hey hey
Show me some metal
Hey hey hey hey
The arena glows red.
Unbroken by KillSwitch Engage blasts thru the arena.
Forever falling, Into oblivion
The darkness crawls forward
It engulfs, my will to live
Fear is failure
And this is my motivation
Zach Davis: And here comes his tag team partner...
Wayne slowly walks to the ring.
Kyle Steel: Walking to the ring, he hails from Amywhere he damn well pleases... weighing in at 295 pounds.... BA-A-A-ANE-E-E!!!
Shannan Lerch: This is turning into a huge tag team combonation.
Take back what was stolen
Reclaim all that's lost
With virtue, I will rise up from the ruins
Bobby Cairo: Hector Rodrieuz and D-Day are gonna have their hands full.
As he approaches the ring, he never takes his eyes off the ring.
Through adversity, there is redemption
With passion, fighting
I am unbroken
Through adversity, there is redemption
With passion, fighting
I am, unbroken!
Standing in front of the ring.
Take back what was stolen
Embrace the cycle
Refuse to turn back now and be led astray
Fear is failure
And this is my afirmation
He jumps to the apron and steps over the top rope.
Through adversity, there is redemption
With passion, fighting
I am unbroken
Through adversity, there is redemption
With passion, fighting
After removing his sunglasses, bandana and jacket he prepares to fight.
"Hit 'Em Up" by Lil Wayne hits the speakers.
Bobby Cairo: A-a-and here comes The WCF United States Heavyweight Champion... Hector Rodrieuz
Kyle Steel: From Tocula, Mexico and weighing in at 260 pounds.... Hector Rodrigeuz!!!
I tried to talk to him
Quit talkin, I'ma hang ya by your tongue, Yea
Any motormouth could get hung high
We don't fuck wit niggaz like fungi
We don't even hear ya
Hollerin bullshit nigga quit the diaherra
Out from the back, walks Hector Rodriguez, followed by his manager Juanita Juarez aka JJ.
Pistol lie inside of the armrest, um yes
Lay a nigga down in his own mess, don't mess
Playa fuck around wit the homeless, charmless
You can leave out here armless, no homies
Honest, you niggaz is harmless
I'm calm as a Don is supposed to (be)
Boos flood from the crowd as Hector stands on the top of the ramp.
Shannan Lerch: These Baltimore, Marylands fans do NOT like the US Champion.
Zach Davis: With that championship strap, around his waist, I don't think he really cares about these fans.
Costa Nostra, don't ever approach him
Don't get close to him
Shootouts and nothin but rock n roll to him
Leave your blood on the dash, call it rose wood
'Nother murder, 'Nother page out the notebook
It ain't nothin it don't make it if you no good
I tried to talk to him, but then a nigga had to
Hector has the US championship strapped around his waist. He grins through the mask at the sound of the boos.
Shannan Lerch: The champ is as arrogant as he is talented.
Hit 'em up, Hit 'em up
I ain't even wanna hit 'em up really, I was tryna be calm
But, uh, that chopper Rrrot, put his head in his arms
And man, I tried to talk to him, I tried to talk to him
He leans forward and flexes his arms towards each other and roars out, his eyes on the ring.
Bobby Cairo: Rodrigeuz is a big man, himself. He will be a great match-up against Bane and Hodge.
Hit 'em up, Hit 'em up
I ain't even wanna hit 'em up, fuck it make a nigga get loose
He had too much talkin, not enough Deuce'
I tried to talk to him, I tried to talk to him
Hector finally starts walking down the ramp and keeps his focus soley on the ring as JJ slowly follows him talking trash to the fans and threatening to slap a few who lean too far over the railing before being pulled back by security
Hit 'em up, Hit 'em up
I ain't even wanna hit 'em up hit 'em up
I ain't even wanna hit 'em but I hit 'em up [Gun shot]
I tried to talk to him, I tried to talk to him
Give Me The Meltdown by Rob Thomas plays in the speakers. The lights are dim.
Kyle Steel: And his tag team partner....
The lights flash on to D-Day walking out to the top of the ramp with his belt.
Kyle Steel: From New York city....
Feeling worn down
Like a piece of glass
It doesn't take too much to get yourself to feed your monkey
Tell some white lies, they can swallow them
You don't see just how you got into this situation
Kyle Steel: Weighing in at 240 pounds... The WCF Television Champion.... D-Day-ay-ay!!!
The Television Champion falls on his knees and throws his arms in the air.
Shannan Lerch: The TV champion is being dramatic tonight.
Bobby Cairo: DRAMATIC?!? He has had his arm broken. Heck, done by one of his opponants.
Late at night,
late at night you weep for something better than the secrets you keep laying down,
Just lay down here close to me,
and tell me what you want from me.
As soon as he throws them in the air, fire works go off and surround him.
Zach Davis: THE CHAMP... THE CHAMP.... THE CHAMP IS ON FIRE!!!!
Shannan and Bobby stares at Zach.
And I said Hey now,
give me the meltdown,
take it out on me this time around,
oh no it aint over now I can feel the world spinning round and round and round
The screen shows all of D-Day moments of his 'Dead and Forgotten' special move.
give me the meltdown,
take it out on me don't let me down,
oh no it aint over now I can feel the world spinning round and round and round.
Bobby Cairo: D-Day is a champion, for a reason.
Shannan Lerch: One of the best here, in WCF.
As also the screen shows a ring then the words in white and in cursive. The words... D-Day.
Wide awake now and your monkey's dead
You're so perfect that you never really need nobody
Put your hands down, you're among your friends
You just take and take and take and take and take and take and
When D-Day get in the ring he raises his hands to his name on the screen.
Late at night, late at night
You weep but so no better than the secrets you keep
Stay down, just lay down here close to me
Pretend you're never leaving me.
Following after, are the words TELEVISION CHAMPION.
Bobby Cairo: This will be a good match-up.
Shannan Kerch: A-a-and the match is underway.
Zach Davis: D-Day automatically charges after Bane!!!
Bane, partially ducks out of the ring.
Zach Davis: The referee for tonight's event is Senior Referee, Stanley Moser.
Shannan Lerch: The ref orders D-Day to backup.
Bane tags in Jason Hodge. The crowd boos.
Bobby Cairo: I guess the fans, too, wanted revenge for D-Day.
Zach Davis: You can sense that, huh?
Shannan Lerch: Ya think?!
Jason Hodge walks into the ring.
Zach Davis: The two big men hook up.
Shannan Lerch: The Redneck badass just clubbed D-Day, right on the back.
Bobby Cairo: He has some force to those vicious blows, to the back.
As D-Day struggles to get into a steady base, Hodge drops a big elbow drop onto D-Day.
Shannan Lerch: A very effective elbow drop. Totally took out the momentum, D-Day had.
Jason Hodge begins to stomp down onto D-Day, as the crowd begin to boo, loudly.
Crowd: HODGE SUCKS!!! HODGE SUCKS!!!
As the crowd chants their hatred towards Jason Hodge, The redneck Badass puts his knee into the back of D-Day and grabs D-Day by underneath his chin. Hodge wrenches back.
Shannan Lerch: That looks painful.
Bobby Cairo: It sure is, Shannan. Hodge is actually smart here. He has his knee in the back, first of all. I tell ya, from personal experience, that does not feel good, not at all. Plus he grabs d-Day from under the chin nd he is pulling back on the neck and upper back. That adds pressure to your neck and everything is getting stretched. It can, defiently, cause some major damage to D-Day.
Jason Hodge picks up D-Day and body slams him, down to the mat. D-Day wrenches his back, in pain, from the bodyslam.
Zach Davis: They are close to the ropes. Hodge grabs the top rope and begin to stomp down onto D-Day's ribs.
The referee gets in between D-Day and Jason Hodge. The Redneck Badass pushes D-Day out of the ring, with his boots. Bane had been watching. As soon as D-Day fell, out of the ring, Bane rushes over. Hodge distracts the referee.
Bobby Cairo: There goes Bane, to finish the job he started.
Zach Davis: What job is that?
Shannan Lerch: The job was, to finish off D-Day, for good.
Bane picks up D-Day and throws him shoulder first, into the security railing. Hodge keeps distracting the referee, by taunting Hector Rodrigeuz and the referee is trying to keep Hodge away from the US Champion.
Zach Davis: Look!! Bane just clotheslined D-Day!!!
Shannan Lerch: That was an ugly hit, that D-Day just took. His head bounces off the concrete floor.
The referee sees what was happening, outside the ring.
Stanley Moser: D-Day get nback in the ring. Bane!! Step back and get back to your corner!!!
Bane tosses D-Day back into the ring, as Jason Hodge waits.
Bobby Cairo: Hodge grabs D-Day and kicks him into the midsection...
Bobby Cairo: DDT!!! DDT!!! DDT by Jason Hodge leaves D-Day motionless.
Hodge runs over to his corner.
Zach Davis: What is Jason Hodge doing?
Hodge tags in Bane.
Bane runs to a nearby corner and waits...
Shannan Lerch: What is Bane waiting for?
Bane runs towards D-Day and hits him with a big boot, to the head. That causes D-Day to crumble back down to the mat. Bane smiles.
Zach Davis: This Bane is one arrogant son of a gun!!
As Bane smiles, out of nowhere....
Shannan Lerch: Here comes the US Champion.
Hector Rodrigeuz hits Bane with a double axe-handle to the back of his head. The US Champion begins to kick down onto Bane and grabs his partner.
Bobby Cairo: The US Champions is dragging his partner to their corner.
Zach Davis: Referee Stanley Moser has ordered Rodgrigeuz out of the ring.
Rodrigeuz tags a fallen D-Day.
Shannan Lerch: That's tag. That's an official tag.
The United States Champion charges Bane and they begin to brawl!
Bobby Cairo: LEFT FIST BY THE CHAMP!! RIGHT BOOT, TO THE GUT, BY BANE!! RIGHT ELBOW BY HECTOR RODRIGEUZ. A LEFT BACKHAND, TO THE MOUTH OF THE CHAMP, BY BANE!!
Shannan Lerch: This has turned out to a battle between these two big men.
D-Day struggles to stand up, at the ring apron, hanging onto the ringropes, for leverage. Both men in the ring, continue to attack and counter attack with multiple boots and fists.
Zach Davis: Fist and boots are sure flying in this match-up. Oh, The US Champ has kicked Bane, in the stomach, once again and nailed Bane with a belly to belly suplex.
Shannan Lerch: Now Hector Rodriguez is on a rampage!!
Rodriguez begins by dropping two fast elbows, onto the chest of Bane. Rodrigeuz drops an double axe-handle on the head of Bane.
Bobby Cairo: Rodrigeuz drops two quick fists onto the forehead of Bane.
Hector grabs Bane and attaches his big arms around the ribs of Bane.
Shannan Lerch: A bear hug!!!
Bobby Cairo: This will take the air, out from your body. It will slow you down and take away any neccessary oxygen.
Bane grimaces in pain as Hector squeezes the ribs of Bane. The referee asks...
Stanley Moser: You wanna give up, Bane?
Hector squeezes a bit harder. That causes Bane to react.
Bobby Cairo: Bane slaps the masked ears of Hector Rodrigeuz.
Zach Davis: That causes Rodrigeuz to let go, of the bear hug!
Bane rushes at the US Champion and Rodrigeuz hits Bane with a clothesline from hell. Rodrigeuz picks up Bane and runs with the big man.
Shannan Lerch: A running powerslam!!!
Hector Rodrigeuz roars out.
Bobby Cairo: D-Day is raging! He wants to be tagged in!
The US Champion drags Bane over to D-Day. Rodrigeuz tags in D-Day... but the ref doesn't see it, as JJ had recently gotten onto the apron and the ref was yelling at her to get off.
Bobby Cairo: D-Day enters the ring and picks up Bane.
Zach Davis: D-Day puts the big man onto his shoulders.
Jason Hodges charges into the ring.
Shannan Lerch: D-Day doesn't see a charging Hodge!!
Bobby Cairo: But Hector Rodrigeuz does!!
The United States Champion charges the ring and nails Hodge with a clothesline from hell, as D-Day hits the...
Zach Davis: The Dead and Forgotten!!!
D-Day pins Bane, but the ref won't count it. The ref things Rodriguez is still the legal man. D-Day and the ref begin arguing... meanwhile, Hector Rodriguez is holding Jason Hodge from behind. JJ has gotten a chair from ringside and jumped onto the apron.
Shannan Lerch: JJ has a chair.. this isn't good for Hodge. She may be a woman but I have a feeling she can hit pretty damn hard.
JJ swings the chair with all her might, but Bane manages to duck and JJ hits Hector by accident! He staggers backwards and Bane rolls him up from behind!
Bobby Cairo: WHAT?! What an upset!
Bane quickly rolls off Rodriguez and out of the ring, where Hodge joins him. The two raise their arms triumphantly and the crowd boos.
Zach Davis: Well, D-Day wasn't able to get his revenge tonight. And MS-13's antics backfired on them.
In the ring, Hector Rodriguez is furious. But not at JJ. He's furious at D-Day. Hector and JJ are both trash talking him in Spanish. D-Day isn't saying a word, simply staring at the two of them as they yell at him.
Shannan Lerch: What is D-Day gonna do?
Once Hector and JJ have finished yelling, D-Day simply starts hitting him with several rights and lefts! The crowd erupts, and Hector hits D-Day with several shots of their own! The two men trade blows for several moments before WCF agents have entered the ring and separated the two. Each man still yells at the other one from across the ring.
Bobby Cairo: Former tag partners wanting to tear each other apart! Its a bit cliche, but this is what wrestling is about.
Zach Davis: While we get this straightened up, fans, lets go backstage with Steve Carr.
Shannan Lerch: Well, we're not going backstage with him, exactly, we're going backstage and seeing what is going on with him.
Zach Davis: Yeah, whatever. You know what I meant!
Steve Carr Segment
Backstage, a doctor is seen putting a final strip of tape over Steve Carr's nose, while Seth Lerch looks on.
Seth Lerch: Well?
Doctor: Ideally, I'd like to run more tests, but as far as I can tell, there's no neurological damage.
Carr: It's 'cause my brain's too big. There's no room for it to slam into my skull.
Doctor: Sure, why not. However, I would still strongly advise against you fighting again tonight. Now, we can put a mask over your face--
Steve Carr: You mean like Rip Hamilton?
Steve Carr: He plays for the Pistons.
Doctor: I guess. Anyway, I can't promise it would stay on there or provide enough protection in this sort of event. Take another hit there, and you'll probably need reconstructive surgery. And who knows if you'll have any cartilage left.
Steve Carr: Bah, cartilage is for sharks, and, uh, ears.
Doctor: Whatever, it's your face. I'm going to go check on the other guy now.
He leaves the room.
Seth Lerch: You better hope Mikami's not feeling up to it.
Steve Carr: He'll feel the same way I do. He's too proud.
Seth Lerch: Fine, he's crazy anyway. What's your reason?
Steve Carr: Same.
Seth Lerch: Your pride's going to get you killed.
Steve Carr: Not mine. His. I'm doing this because he's too proud.
Seth Lerch: Then you're both nuts.
Steve Carr: How else is he going to learn?
Seth Lerch: I don't know, who cares?
Steve Carr: Seth. I have a G.E.D. I used my entire trust fund on NCW, and my NCW money's almost gone too. All I have now is being a mentor.
Seth Lerch: Mentors don't get the crap beat out of them by their students.
Steve Carr: Seth, this is all I know how to do. I don't know how else to teach him.
Seth Lerch: Teach him what?!
Steve Carr: How to be a man.
Steve Carr: No, how to be a good man. I never had anyone around to make mistakes for me to learn from, or to show me when I was wrong. I never had anyone to respect. He didn't either. He needs to learn all of that, and he can now. He's still young. It's not too late for him, like it is for me.
He gets up and walks to the doorway before turning around.
Steve Carr: You gotta understand, Seth. He's the son I never had.
He walks out. Seth shakes his head.
Seth Lerch: Too late for you, huh? I don't know about that.
Torture/Creeping Death vs The Big Time Jerks
WCF Tag Team Classic Finals Match
Voice: Bienvenidos a los enfrentamientos de toque de Abilene, Texas y wieghing en esta noche en doscientas cuarenta y cinco libras, el Perro de Muerte él mismo Adán Young y su compañero del Valor de Lago, Texas que interviene en doscientas sesenta libras, el Guerrero Negro Austin Adams. Ellos son los Tirones de Tiempo Grandes. ¡Sus comederos son Angelica Maryse y Alyssa Jones!
"Screw you, we're from Texas" by Ray Wylie Hubbard starts playing as Adam Young and Austin Adams come walking out wearing matching black leather trench coats with Texas flags on the back of them and the girls are wearing Texas baby doll t-shirts and black leather Dazie Duke shorts. The BTJ's are carrying the WCF and NAJW World tag team titles. They climb into the ring and raise their right fists in the air as red, white and blue pyro pop off behind them. Austin hugs Alyssa and then she takes his jacket off of him as he gives her a kiss. Adam drops down off the second rope and turns towards Angelica who is crawling towards him on her hands and knees. She starts crawling up Adam's body stopping to kiss the NAJW World tag team title and then proceeding up to Adam's face where she licks his left cheek and then kisses him. Adam takes off his jacket and gets a mic from Angelica.
Adam Young: Hoy usted los fenómenos de la naturaleza consiguen ver los Regalos de Dios a la lucha libre profesional y usted puede agradecer a sus estrellas afortunadas que dos mujeres hermosas como estos dos pondrían en su presencia. Ahora para el fatt ladie en fila diez con la mancha de nacho en su camisa y para la familia con cuatro dientes entre ellos se levantan y rezan en nuestros pies.
Zach Davis: Considering they're speaking in a language that almost nobody here understands, a considerable pop for them.
Bobby Cairo: The crowd is getting behind them because nobody finds it easy to cheer for Creeping Death nor Torture.
The lights in the arena go out as the crowd begins booing. "Home" by Three Days Grace blasts over the speakers. Blue and white lights begin circling the arena. When the lyrics begin, 24 seconds into the song, blue lights hit the stage, and Creeping Death and Torture walk out from the backstage area. Torture walks in front of Creeping Death, who is headbanging and throwing up devil horns along the way. The two men reach the ring, Torture uses the stairs to go to the apron and get in, while CD opts to slide in under the bottom rope. CD perches on a turnbuckle and Torture stands near him, as the Man Made Gods await the match to begin.
Shannan Lerch: God, I hate them.
Zach Davis: The ref rings the bell and this match is underway!
Bobby Cairo: Both teams figuring out whose going to start..
CD beats Torture at Rock Paper Scissor, as Young says he'll star over Adams. The two men walk towards the center of the ring and the ref signals it's on. Creeping Death gets advantage by putting Young in a standing headlock. Young throws CD to the ropes and hits a shoulder shove. CD goes down. CD then turns and goes belly flop, Young steps over and hits the ropes. CD leaps to his feet and leap frogs into the air. Young goes underneath and hits the other ropes and CD back rolls and Young front flips over and now both men stand to their feet and square off. Creeping Death hits an elbow to the jaw sending Young back. CD puts Young in the corner and then throws him across. Young climbs up the turnbuckles and back flips over CD who runs into the turnbuckles chest first. Young grabs CD and lifts him onto the ropes. Young grabs the neck of CD and hits a neck breaker down to the mats! Young stands up and taunts and overall a great reception for the Big Time Jerks.
Bobby Cairo: I know we don't refer to them as heels or faces, but Big Time Jerks playing a bit of the faces in this match.
Zach Davis: Yes, Bobby, they are getting the cheers from the crowd.
Shannan Lerch: It's Baltimore. They'll cheer and boo for almost anything.
Young picks up Creeping Death and hits a few knee strikes to the midsection before hitting a DDT. A quick cover by Young is only shown to a two count. Creeping Death gets his shoulder up well in time. Young picks up CD and throws him into the ropes and hitting a nice clothesline for good measure! Young springboards off the ropes and hits a quick moonsault! Another cover is only a two count. Young picks up CD and tags in Adams! CD is thrown against the ropes and Adams hits a nice spinebuster on CD! Adams taunts at Torture and the crowd cheers and laughs with Adams! Torture turns to the crowd and yells "SHUT UP, BALTIMORE! HARDAWAY LOSES! YOU HAVE NOBODY TO CHEER FOR". Torture draws the obvious heat and the crowd reacts with boos. Adams picks up CD and hits a nice powerbomb right in the middle of the ring! Torture grinds his teeth and shakes his head as if he knows it hurts. Adams picks up CD and holds him with both arms as Young comes into the ring with the official tag and hits a few punches! Young throws CD against the ropes and hits a nice back body drop! Young taunts to the crowd who actually is cheering for them and Torture turns back around. "QUIT CHEERING FOR HIM! HES FROM TEXAS AND HE SPEAKS SPANISH!" Torture generates more heat. Young hits the ropes but Torture quickly pulls down the top rope and Young falls over the top rope and crashes to the mat! Creeping Death gets up and shoves Adams which prompts Adams to get into the ring but the ref stops him and while the ref is distracted, Creeping Death takes a breather, Torture hops off the apron and picks up Young. He grabs Young by the arm and pulls him right into the turn-post! The metal post collides with Youngs face! Young falls to the mats and Torture gets back on the apron. The ref turns back and notices CD sliding out of the ring and picking up Young.
Bobby Cairo: And just like that this match has turned!
Zach Davis: Never lose your sight on Torture and Creeping Death at any time!
Shannan Lerch: I wish the both of them would just leave.
Creeping Death throws Young into the ring and he slides in as well. Torture yells out to Shannan from the apron which is just in front of the ring announcers table. "I CAN HEAR YOU, SHANNAN. SHUT YOUR MOUTH OR I BURY YOU NEXT." The crowd boos Torture some more and Shannan gives him the one finger salute. Bobby and Zach laugh at the mocking. Creeping Death locks on an arm bar and demands the ref to ask if Young is submitting. He's not. Creeping Death wrenches on it harder and then gets to his feet and tags in Torture all while dragging Young to the corner. Torture steps in and stretches out his body. Torture picks up Young and hits a scoop slam. Torture then picks up Young and hits a back suplex. Torture picks up Young and hits another back suplex. Torture quickly rises to his feet and picks up Young and hits a back suplex for the third time! Torture stands still and looks out at the crowd changing his demeanor to vicious. Torture picks up Young, looks back at Adams, and then scoop slams Young right onto the mat! He tags in Creeping Death.
Bobby Cairo: This is the strategy they use. It's why they have won so many tag matches through out the years. Quick tags keeps them fresh, keeps their blood running, their hearts pumping, and the flow of the match is in their favor. It's their match right now, they have control, and they're isolating Young. Keeping him from his own corner. Simply put: If you can't reach your partner, you can't TAG your partner.
Creeping Death picks up Young and pushes him back into the corner. Torture raises his arms in the air and takes a few steps back on the apron. Creeping Death runs and hits a high knee to the face of Young! The crowd gasps at the stiff looking move! A replay comes up on the jumbotron. Young slides to his ass in the corner of CD/Tort. Creeping Death stomps on Young a few times before tagging in Torture. The Tort comes in through the ropes, smiles and stomps on Young once, twice, three times, four times, five, six, seven, eight, nine, and ten times! Torture then puts his boot in the throat of Young! Choking him out! The ref counts! One! Two! Three! Four! Torture takes his boot out and tags in Creeping Death. CD gets into the ring and stomps on Young! CD then gives a few knees to the head of Young as well. CD then chokes Young with his boot! CD lets go after the four count and tags in Torture. The Tort gets back into the ring and stomps on Young once, twice, three times, four, five, six, and a seventh time. Torture then chokes Young and the ref gives the four count once more! Torture backs up and then hits his knees. Torture sits on his knees directly in front of Young whose sitting in the corner trying to catch his breath. Torture yells "GET UP!". Torture rolls his eyes and yells it again. "GET UP! NOW!" Young reaches up to the top rope and pulls himself up slowly. He stands on his spaghetti legs.. he lets go of the ropes and takes one step out of the corner just when Torture gets to his feet from his knees and jumps vertically straight up in the air, and connects both of his boots to Youngs face in one stiff dropkick! Young is sent back to the corner and back down to his ass again! The crowd boos as Torture gets back up and starts yelling at Young. Torture tags in Creeping Death.
Zach Davis: WOW! What athleticism from the former World Champion!
Shannan Lerch: Wait! Creeps pulled Young out of the corner and is in a cover!
Bobby Cairo: Only a two count! Adams broke it up!
CD gets to his feet and tries to shove Adams which keeps Adams in the ring. The ref is distracted once more. CD turns around and Torture is already in the ring on top of Young giving him vicious right hands to his face. CD stomps on Youngs head and the crowd is really hating on the team of Tort and CD now! CD gets to the apron as Torture slides Young over to the corner and stomps on him a few more times while CD jumps off the apron and starts to choke out Young while Torture stomps on him. The ref turns back around and notices the slight of cheating. The ref warns them as Torture picks up Young and shoves him into the other corner. Torture hits a few hard right hands and then throws Young to the corner-opposite. Young gets to the corner, climbs up the turnbuckles and backflips over Torture. The Tort just turns around, grabs Young as soon as he lands, and hits an overhead belly to belly suplex right into the turnbuckles! Young lands hard on his head after colliding back first in the corner. The crowd gasps once again at the stiff looking move. Torture stands up and stares right at the crowd. No more joking for Torture. Torture then turns to Adams and stares holes through him. Adams talks trash and the crowd is behind BTJ. They begin a small chant of BTJ! BTJ! BTJ! BTJ! Torture runs his hands over his head and then walks quickly over to Young, picks him up, hits a European upper cut sending Young reeling back into the ropes. Torture lowers Youngs head down and hits another upper cut with the forearm and inner-elbow area. Torture then picks up Young like a suplex but sets him over the top rope and on to the apron. Now the ropes separate the two of them. Torture then turns and distracts the ref and Adams doesn't like it. Young turns towards the direction of Creeping Death who runs and jumps into the air, locks both feet around Youngs neck and hits a hurricanranna off the apron onto the mats below! Creeping Death lands hard but gets to his feet and back onto the apron. Torture slides out of the ring and walks around the corner and picks up Young and slides him into the ring. Torture gets on the apron and tags in Creeping Death. CD gets into the ring and picks up Young and sets him on the top rope. His toes of his boots are what keeps him on the top rope, CD has him in a DDT-headlock. The ref counts to CD's face that he has to bring Young all the way into the ring! One!.. Two! CD keeps him in the position. Three!.. CD doesn't budge.. FOUR!... CD then hits Life to Lifeless! Creeping Death turns him over and pins. One! Two! Kick out!
Zach Davis: A big kick out there! Young still has SOMETHING left in him..
Bobby Cairo: Not sure if he can make the tag though!
Creeping Death locks on a sleeper hold while Young was sitting up. Right in the middle of the ring. Young is trying to fight it but CD keeps it locked on. CD lays Young down in the sleeper hold trying to get Young to go to sleep. Torture jumps off the apron and under the bottom rope he reaches CD's legs. Torture pulls them slowly towards the corner.. The crowd boos but the ref doesn't see.
Shannan Lerch: Oh come on! That's total B-S! I'm so sick and tired of these guys!
Torture gets back on the apron as Adams starts tapping on the turnbuckle in unison with the crowd! The crowd behind Young who looks to be falling asleep. CD is demanding the ref check him. The ref raises his arm. Youngs arm falls down. One! Youngs arm goes up. Youngs arm goes down. Two!
Bobby Cairo: Could be over right here folks!
Zach Davis: Looking at new Tag Team Champions!
Yougns arm goes up.. but it stays up and the crowd comes alive. Torture punches the turnbuckle a few times and barks out orders. Adams raises both arms in the air and Young starts to feel it! The crowd is chanting BTJ! BTJ! BTJ! BTJ! BTJ! Young makes it to his feet and hits an elbow on CD! Hits another elbow! Young shoves CD off to the ropes! Young goes for a clothesline, but CD floats over and hits a DDT right in the middle of the ring! The crowd loses all energy and Creeping Death gets to his feet. He turns around and Adams levels CD with a HUGE right hand! CD goes down hard! The crowd comes back alive! Young wants to.. no, he neeeeds to make a tag! Creeping Death crawls around Young and is heading towards Torture. Young turns and crawls. Torture barks at CD to stop Young! CD gets up and grabs the feet of Young. You know what happens next. Young gets to his feet and nails an enziguri! CD stumbles out of the kick right into his own corner and falls making a tag to Torture! The Tort gets in just as Young dives to his corner and tags in Adams!
Zach Davis: HE TAGS! HE TAGS! HERE COMES ADAMS!
Torture runs but gets a STIFF clothesline from Adams! Torture gets back to his feet and gets another stiff clothesline! Adams is feeling it! Torture gets back up but Adams throws him to the ropes and then hits a VERY HIGH back body drop! Adams turns and clotheslines CD right over the top rope! Torture stumbles to his feet as Adams signals for the end! Torture is grabbed by Adams and Adams goes for the Perfect Storm!
Bobby Cairo: Perfect Storm could be the end!
Zach Davis: Torture gets out of it and rolls out of the ring!
Torture takes a breather when he turns around and The Rich Bitch herself, Alyssa Jones talks some smack and slaps the spit right out of Tortures mouth! She throws him back into the ring and when Torture turns around Adams picks up Torture and hits the Twister! Adams pins Torture! It's over!
Bobby Cairo: THREE?
Shannan Lerch: THREE?
Zach Davis: No! Only a two!
Creeping Death pulled the ref out just in time! CD slides in and picks up Adams and goes for a move when Young flies off the top rope in a crossbody! Young connects! The crowd goes wild! Young gets to his feet and Adams signals for an official tag! Adams gets on the apron as Young lifts up Creeping Death and hits a German Suplex! Torture grabs Alyssa Jones from behind by her hair and throws her into the guard rail! The ref warns Torture again! Adams is pissed! He jumps off the apron and walks over to Torture. The Tort throw Adams into the guardrail! Meanwhile in the ring the crowd is going crazy! Young is on the top rope, he leaps off and hits the Jerk-Sault! It's over! Creeping Death is in pain. Young gets up but Torture catches him from behind and hits the Tortures Device! Torture hooks both legs and leans back for the cover! The ref drops down!
Zach Davis: Damn it! It's over!
Shannan Lerch: Was Torture the legal man?
Bobby Cairo: To my calculations, yes. Torture and Young were the legal men!
Shannan Lerch: How stupid! I hate these two!
Zach Davis: We have new Tag Team Champions in WCF.. once again!
Bobby Cairo: It's honestly never a long time when Torture doesn't have gold in this company, is it?
Zach Davis: Sadly, no.
Shannan Lerch: Look at them celebrating. Big Time Jerks had it won!
Torture and Creeping Death shake off their bruises and hold their titles in the air high above their heads. They roll out of the ring and walk up the ramp as Alyssa and Adams tend to Young. Home by Three Days Grace stops playing as Torture and Creeping Death exit through the curtain. The crowd applauds the Big Time Jerks in the ring for their effort. They don't really notice nor care as they each are trying to discuss how everything went down and where it went wrong. All of a sudden the crowd is standing on their feet as Bishop and Priest enter the ring with steel chairs.
Bobby Cairo: Bishop and Priest are here!!
Zach Davis: Yeah. We knew they would be, they pretty much told us that last week.
Bobby Cairo: I'm just excited that's all!!
They jumped over the guardrail through the crowd and Bishop nails Austin Adams over the head with the steel chair! Young gets hit over the head by Priest with a steel chair! Alyssa backs up from Bishop but Priest nails a chair shot over Alyssas back!
Shannan Lerch: Hot damn! They just hit a woman with a chair! Those are some evil bastards!
She goes down and Bishop and Priest raise their hands in the air and throw the chairs down.
Zach Davis: Damn it! What the hell was THAT all about?
Bobby Cairo: Bishop and Priest strike first! That's what it's about. Adams, Young and Alyssa had no idea it was coming!
Shannan Lerch: Poor Big Time Jerks.
Mikami vs Retired Steve Carr
Carr and Mikami are standing at the edge of the parking lot, dressed in more casual clothes. They have jackets on, since the wind chill is near freezing, but still look like they'd be dressed more warmly if they weren't going to be fighting. Fans have gathered to watch, but are kept well back by security. Even so, it has created a circle for them to fight in. Steve Carr does indeed have a protective face mask on.
Zach Davis: Hey, he DOES look like Rip Hamilton!
Bobby Cairo: Except white.
Zach Davis: OK, fine, what about Gregory Shane Helms? Didn't he have one of those at one point?
Shannan Lerch: Yeah, but that one looked really stupid.
Merc is behind Steve Carr and pats him on the shoulder.
Merc: Sure you want to do this?
Steve Carr: Yeah, man, I gotta.
Bobby Cairo: If we didn't know already, we would definitely know now that his nose is broken. Just listen to his voice.
Shannan Lerch: He does sound stuffed up.
Zach Davis: Fans, we have been asked to keep silent on commentary for this match. So I'd just like to go around and get any last thoughts from you two before we begin.
Shannan Lerch: Steve Carr alone cannot win, especially not as the washed-up out-of-work bum that is represented by this match. He had a good plan to win the last match, but his friends can't help him out here.
Bobby Cairo: I'm going to stop short of predicting a winner here, but you're right about him being alone here. Not only that, but while Carr might have a strategy here, there are going to be no big plans and no tricks. Normally I would say that that negates Mikami as well, but it's pretty evident that Carr held all the cards up till now. I wouldn't be surprised if this had been planned all the way back before the Casket Match and his exile.
Zach Davis: Well, let's not get crazy, but it does seem that he went into tonight with a plan in order to get to this point, but that plan is thrown out the window right now. This is going to be a brawl. It will have nothing to do with who is smarter or who can exploit what weakness. It's just going to be about who wants it more.
Shannan Lerch: Having said all that, Carr DID once say that he sucks at chess, which I always assumed was symbolic of him thinking he couldn't outsmart Mikami. So maybe that's why he wanted to finish with this kind of match. And the thing about Mikami is--
Shannan is interrupted by music. Merc has raised an old boombox over his head, and it's playing the theme from Rocky while Carr throws warm-up punches.
Shannan Lerch: Oh, you've got to be kidding me.
Zach Davis: At least he still has a sense of humor.
Bobby Cairo: He's going to need it.
Zach Davis: Alright, it looks like they're ready to fight now. Quiet time.
Shannan Lerch: What is this, kindergarten?
Zach Davis: Shhh.
Merc has slipped out into the crowd of fans. Carr and Mikami face each other.
Steve Carr: Watch the face, OK?
Mikami: Whatever you say.
Steve Carr: Hey, glad to see I got some of your respect back. I deserve it after that last match, don't you think?
Mikami: That has nothing to do with it. I just do not want to get any more of your blood on my clothes.
Steve Carr: And that's why you'll always lose.
Carr takes off his jacket, revealing a gray sweatshirt, then quickly hits Mikami with a right hook to the head, then a left, then two to the gut. Mikami is getting pushed baackwards. Two more to the gut, and a right to the face. Another right hook. HUGE left hook, knocking Mikami against a brick wall. He slides down to a seated position.
Steve Carr: You done yet?
Mikami has a red cheek and blood coming from his lip. He doesn't respond. Carr shrugs and starts to walk away. Mikami, looking pissed, gets to his feet.
Mikami: Lucky punch.
Before Carr can turn around, Mikami runs up behind him and punches him in the kidney. Carr spins around and Mikami hits him with a right hook to the face, sending Carr reeling. A left punch to the head and security is backing up to keep the fans out of range. Mikami punches Carr in the stomach and then in the head, knocking him down. Carr gets up and comes right back at him, and takes a kick to the gut. Carr doubles over and Mikami punches him in the side of the head, knocking him down the ground. Carr starts to get up, using a trash can to support himself. He's looking a bit dizzy. Mikami grabs him and punches him, causing Carr to back up. Mikami lands another punch and Carr falls back into a chain link fence. Mikami follows up with a left hook and a rising punch to the stomach. A left to the head sends Carr to the side, but Mikami grabs his head and throws a right, sending Carr sprawling onto the trunk of an old car.
Mikami doesn't let up, throwing another punch to the head. Then he grabs Carr and whips him into the side of a nearby dumpster. Mikami slams the lid of the dumpster down on Carr's arm. Carr yells out and stumbles away from the dumpster. They're both breathing heavily now. Carr falls against a chain link door separating the lot from a nearby alley. Mikami spears him right through the door.
They both roll around the ground, fighting for position. Carr gets on top and throws a punch, but then Mikami rolls them over. Carr throws him off and they both get to their feet, but Mikami slams his fist into Carr's stomach, sending him back away clutching his rib area. Mikami taunts him.
Mikami: Come on!
Carr turns back around and puts his fists up, but Mikami lands a right hook to the head. Carr puts his hand over his eye, and takes it off, showing an indentation where the mask was driven into his skin. Mikami doesn't let up, hitting two haymakers. Carr bends over and holds his head, apparently starting to feel the effects of so many punches to the head.
Mikami: Come on!
Carr is unresponsive, standing straight but still holding his head. Mikami makes motions with his hands indicating “come on”, but Carr doesn't seem to notice. Carr puts his other hand up. Mikami steps in and throws a straight punch. Carr turns and it hits the side of his head. He falls to the ground and rolls over onto his back, showing blood coming from his mouth. The camera turns around to show Mikami developing a black eye, but he still looks eager to fight.
Carr is still conscious, but he looks like his eyes can't focus on anything. He leans his head to the side. We can see Merc yelling things at him, but it can't be heard over the noise of the crowd.
Mikami: Get up!
Carr stays down. A noise starts to emanate from the crowd. We can see the old boombox raised high above the crowd. Carr starts to move. Mikami turns towards Merc and starts yelling at him, not noticing Carr slowly getting to his feet. He takes a moment to collect himself, and then turns to face Mikami.
Steve Carr: Hey!
Mikami turns around. Carr points at him.
Steve Carr: I didn't hear no bell.
Mikami smirks and walks back over to Carr.
Mikami: Alright. I will just have to knock you out this time.
Mikami shoves Carr backwards, then steps forward and throws a punch. Carr blocks it and pulls Mikami's arm into a hammerlock, then punches him in the back three times. He shoves him away to the ground. Mikami gets to his feet.
Steve Carr: Come on.
Mikami rushes him. Carr sidesteps and does a drop toehold. Mikami gets to his feet and Carr chop blocks his feet right out from under him. When he gets back up again, Carr throws a punch, but this time Mikami blocks it and responds with a punch to the stomach, then another, and another. Carr turns and Mikami lands a kidney punch. Carr stumbles away, holding his side. Mikami goes for a hook to the head, but Carr dodges. He manages to dodge punch after punch before finally getting hit in the ribs. Unfazed, he grabs Mikami and whips him into the fence. He spears him into the fence, but Mikami stays on his feet. Carr rears back and lands a haymaker to Mikami's head, and it looks like he knocked him out.
Carr slowly walks away and Merc pats him on the shoulder. Suddenly, Carr is tackled from behind by Mikami. They both fall to the ground. Mikami holds Carr in a rear waistlock and they get to their feet. Carr reverses the hold and ends up behind Mikami. He throws him with a back suplex into a trash can. Mikami gets back to his feet and Carr hits two quick jabs to his head. He backs away a bit and then comes in with two straight right hands. Mikami swings and misses. Carr hits four more jabs. One more, but then Mikami punches him in the head first with the left hand and then with the right. He follows up with a left hook. Carr stumbles away and Mikami runs up close to him, but Carr throws a punch right back. He then lands an uppercut and a left hook. Mikami responds with an uppercut of his own, and his own right hook that almost causes Carr to fall down.
Mikami punches Carr in the head one, two, three, four, five, six times, but Carr still won't go down. Carr puts his left hand on Mikami's chest, keeping him at a distance, and throws a hook with the right. Mikami responds with two shots to the ribs, and one to the head. Carr is unfazed and lands a left hook, followed by repeated punches to the gut, each one causing Mikami to take a step back. He stays upright, however, and at the end of the series puts his fists up. Carr comes back and hits more hard punches to Mikami's stomach, over and over again, switching between left and right hands. Finally, he switches to a left hook, and another. Mikami stumbles. Another left hook, and Carr pauses again for Mikami to stop stumbling around and get in position for another left hook. And another.
Carr leans down and sends a huge uppercut into Mikami's chin, knocking him back into the front grill of a truck. Mikami slumps down. He's still conscious, but he is bleeding profusely near his eye, and when he tries to stand back up, he can't do it. Carr raises his arm and Merc comes over to pat him on the back. Carr removes his mask. He turns around to the crowd and yells.
Steve Carr: Only in America!
Shannan Lerch: Wow.
Zach Davis: I see what he did there.
Carr and Merc disappear through the crowd, while security is helping Mikami to his feet.
Bobby Cairo: Zach, Shannan, it was an honor to sit quietly with you to watch this.
Zach Davis: And, believe it or not fans, we still have TWO MORE MATCHES.
Shannan Lerch: Guys, I don't know if I can do it. I'm exhausted just from watching everything that's happened tonight.
Bobby Cairo: So just imagine how Mikami and Steve Carr feel.
Zach Davis: It's going to be interesting to find out what comes from all this, but it's safe to say that neither of these men will be in action next week.
Shannan Lerch: And that's assuming we didn't just see the last match of Steve Carr's career.
Zach Davis: He hasn't talked about leaving again, and he's not even thirty-five, but given the beating he took tonight, not to mention the emotional toll of this whole Mikami saga, you have to wonder.
Bobby Cairo: He can still be considered old for a wrestler. He's not a freak of nature like Ric Flair; he has had major injuries before. And I know for a fact that he'd like to be able to walk in his old age.
Zach Davis: Of course all of this is just speculation. I'm sure we'll hear from Steve Carr soon enough, and I'm sure he'd like to take the time to think about...hold on.
We're back in the arena now, and Steve Carr is hobbling out of the backstage area towards the announce table.
Shannan Lerch: Well, this is unexpected.
Carr steps up to the table and is given a headset. Between his broken nose and still being tired, he's clearly having trouble speaking.
Steve Carr: Just so you guys know...I mean, I don't know if you're talking about this or not, but, I'm done. For now, anyway.
Zach Davis: Done as in...?
Steve Carr: Done with everything, man. I'm out. It was a lot of fun though, all things considered. And that's as good as a retirement match I could ask for.
Zach Davis: So you're retired, then? For good this time?
Steve Carr: Well, I take that back, I don't want to use the word retired. 'Cause...never say never. But, for now, for the foreseeable future, yeah. Thanks guys.
He takes the headset off and leaves before anyone can say anything else, but then quickly comes back.
Steve Carr: Also, I think I know what Mikami's going to be doing next, but I'll let him make whatever announcements he wants to. That's all, thanks.
He walks away again.
Zach Davis: Wow.
Bobby Cairo: Well, that clears that up.
Shannan Lerch: Part of it, anyway.
Zach Davis: Future Hall of Famer Steve Carr, leaving us once again.
Shannan Lerch: Don't say that, you'll influence the voters.
Bobby Cairo: I thought it was just Seth.
Shannan Lerch: Yeah, exactly.
Bobby Cairo: Well, I don't know about you guys, but after all the craziness tonight, I'm ready to see an actual wrestling match.
Zach Davis: And a great one at that...for the World Title.
Chad Evans vs Slickie T
The camera pans backstage, where Bobby Cairo is standing in front of Chad Evans’ dressing room. Cairo knocks on the door. Chad’s voice calls out from inside the room.
Chad Evans: Who the hell is it? I’m getting ready for a World Title match!
Bobby Cairo: Chad, it’s Bobby. Open the door. I want to talk to you.
Silence. After a few moments the door opens. Chad is standing in the doorway, decked out in his wrestling gear. He doesn’t look happy to see Cairo.
Chad Evans: What do you want, Bobby?
Bobby Cairo: I wanted you to know that I’ll be cheering for you tonight. I know that we haven’t been on the best of terms lately. There’s been some animosity between the two of us. None of that matters now. You’re my boy and you always will be. I’m behind you one-hundred percent.
Chad Evans: You’re behind me? Like you were behind me when you ran off to New Mexico? With friends like you, I don’t need enemies. Why don’t you just get the hell out of here, Bobby? I didn’t need your support to get this far and I don’t need your support to win tonight. Go on, get out of here!
Cairo’s face drops. He sighs, and then turns and walks away. Chad shakes his head in disgust. He closes the dressing room door. Close-up of the door.
Zach Davis: What the hell was that all about?
Shannan Lerch: We thought there were issues between Chad and Bobby, and our suspicions have been confirmed. As we know Bobby doesn’t do commentary for Chad’s matches.
Zach Davis: Conflict of interest.
Shannan Lerch: Exactly. And Bobby left the announce table early tonight to visit Chad. As we just saw, Bobby got snubbed. He got snubbed bad.
Zach Davis: That reminds me of when I was in high school and I asked the prettiest girl in school to the senior prom. She laughed me right out of the joint. That was embarrassing, but it was only in front of my classmates. Bobby just got dissed in front of the entire world.
Shannan Lerch: Don’t ever say dissed, Zach.
Zach Davis: Snubbed, ok? He got snubbed.
Shannan Lerch: That’s better.
Zach Davis: Enough of this backstage drama. Let’s talk about our World Title match. It was two weeks ago that your brother Seth booked Chad Evans and Slickie T to square off for the WCF World Title. That was in response to the controversial finish to the tag team match between The Royal Family and Slickie and Kevin Hardaway, when Chad struck Slickie with Prince Jimmy’s scepter, knocking Slickie unconscious. Last Monday on Slam, Slickie scored a measure of revenge when he attacked Chad during The Royal Family’s title defense against The Big Time Jerks, costing Chad’s team the match and the belts. That brings us to tonight where Slickie T will be making his first defense of the World Title that he won last month at Ten.
Shannan Lerch: Chad and Slickie have been at each other’s throats for the last two weeks. You just detailed the confrontations between these two, and that doesn’t even begin to cover the trash talk that these two have been dishing back and forth. I can scarcely recall a rivalry that has turned this ugly this quickly.
The arena lights suddenly go out and the crowd murmurs in anticipation. The opening riff of “Panic Switch” by Silversun Pickups hits the PA system, as a thousand points of light converge at the top of the entrance ramp. Chad Evans appears at the center of this beacon wearing his traditional wrestling attire and a black robe. The crowd reaction to this intriguing figure is mixed yet loud. Evans pays no mind to the fans as he strides purposefully to the ring with a focused look on his face, the white lights now flickering in unison with the music.
Kyle Steel: Ladies and gentleman, the following match is for the WCF World Championship! Introducing first, he is the challenger. He weighed in at two-hundred and five pounds. Hailing from Hartford, Connecticut, here is Chhhaaaaaadddd Evvvvaaaaaaannnnsssss!!!!!!!!!!!!
The camera pans and shows a glimpse of Chad from behind; on the back of his robe the words “Chad Dogg” are emblazoned in bold red font, below them is an image of Evans in a fight stance ready to strike. Chad jumps onto the ring apron and flips forward over the top rope into the ring. Evans hands his robe to the ringside attendant, and then he does some last minute warm-ups.
Zach Davis: This is the opportunity of a lifetime for Evans. This is the first time that he’s challenging for the WCF World Title.
Shannan Lerch: One match is all it takes, Zach. Most wrestlers spend their entire career chasing after the World Title and they never come close. If Chad wins tonight he will become the WCF World Champion at a mere twenty-three years of age.
The arena fades to black as a red, white, and green spotlights begin to circle the crowd and a red glow appears on the left side of the stage, a white glow in the middle, and a green glow on the right, as “Gravesend (Lake of Fire)” by Lordz of Brooklyn begins to blast over the speakers and the three lights come together in the center of the stage where Slickie T stands with his back turned to the crowd, his arms extended to form the shape of a “T”. He watches as the screen shows a roulette wheel spinning as the pill comes to settle on the green 00 space and the camera zooms in on the pill until the screen becomes completely white and then “Slickie T the Ace of Hardcore” scrolls across the screen in black in front of a waving Italian flag. Slickie then quickly turns as the pill settles in the 00 space and red, white, and green pyros explode behind him as he slowly makes his way down the ramp, slapping hands with those who are reaching out to him.
Kyle Steel: Introducing his opponent, this man weighed in at two-hundred and fifteen pounds. He hails from Sicily, Italy. He is the reigning WCF World Champion! He is known the world over as “Slickie T”, here is Alllllllllllleeeeeeeeeeeeeennnnnnn Guuuuuuuiiiiiilllllliiiiiiaaaaaaaaaannnnooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
As he reaches the ring, he quickly climbs the ring stairs, looking out over the crowd before grabbing the top rope and vaulting over the top of it and into the middle of the ring. After glancing over the crowd with a thin smile on his face, he climbs a turnbuckle and throws his arms out once again to form a “T” before backflipping off the top turnbuckle and back into the middle of the ring as the lights come up once again.
Zach Davis: Here comes the champion! Listen to this ovation for “Slickie T” Allen Guiliano! The fans at the 1st Mariner Arena love this guy!
Shannan Lerch: He’s popular, charismatic, strikingly handsome and he’s the WCF World Champion. Slickie T has it all.
Zach Davis: It’s almost time, Shannan. Any predictions?
Shannan Lerch: I predict a hell of a match…and I think Slickie retains. You?
Zach Davis: Same here. I think Slickie’s experience will be the difference. Chad’s boundless enthusiasm has carried him a long way, but I don’t think that he’ll have enough to beat Slickie tonight.
The crowd is on pins and needles in anticipation for the start of the match. The referee issues his final instructions to both wrestlers in the center of the ring. Slickie and Chad stare into each other’s souls, never flinching, never taking their eyes off of each other. The referee instructs them to go to their separate corners and wait for the bell, and they comply. Ding-ding-ding! There’s the bell and the match is officially underway. Both men burst from their corners and they come out swinging with early fireworks. Slickie throws heavy hands while Chad counters with his martial arts kicks. Slickie stuns Chad with a big right hand and gains the early advantage. Slickie lays into Chad with a pair of forearm shivers and then whips him into the ropes. Chad ducks under a lariat and surprises Slickie with a crucifix into pin.
Zach Davis: Slickie kicks out after the nice crucifix by Chad! Chad used his speed to catch Slickie off-guard that time.
Shannan Lerch: Slickie may or may not be the quicker of these two wrestlers, but it’s close and that could unnerve Slickie just a bit.
Zach Davis: It looks like Chad is trying to pick up Slickie for a suplex…no, Slickie blocks it and counters with a DDT!
Shannan Lerch: Then again Slickie’s speed could unnerve Chad just a bit. Slickie makes the cover!
Zach Davis: Chad kicks out! Slickie goes to work now with some stiff shots to the body. He doesn’t hold back when it comes to throwing fists.
Shannan Lerch: Slickie is a heavy hitter and he learned it the hard way. He’s lived in some tough neighborhoods in his time.
Zach Davis: Slickie with a nice Russian legsweep. He waits for Chad to get up…Yakuza kick! Slickie makes the cover!
Zach Davis: Kick out by Chad. Slickie whips him into the ropes…no, Chad reverses!
Shannan Lerch: Chad charges and hits a rolling wheel kick! Nicely done by Chad Dogg. Chad’s setting him up now…Tilt-a-whirl backbreaker! Chad makes the cover!
Zach Davis: Kick out by the World Champion. Chad sends Slickie to the corner now. Slickie hits the turnbuckles hard. Chad charges in with the axe kick…no, he misses! Slickie moved out of the way!
Shannan Lerch: Chad got straddled up on the top rope that time. I don’t think the B.D.S. fan club will like that at all. Slickie takes advantage of the opening. He’s setting up Chad on the top rope…what’s he doing? Oh my, beautiful hurricanrana by Slickie T! He makes the cover!
Zach Davis: Chad Evans kicks out! That was a perfectly executed hurricanrana by the champ, but you have to give Evans credit for kicking out.
Shannan Lerch: Nobody has ever questioned Chad’s toughness. The guy is a machine. I was reading about his training routine, just an average training routine that he does everyday, and it was crazy. The guy is like a Marine with the workouts that he does.
Zach Davis: Nice snap suplex by Slickie T. He goes to the top rope now…Shooting Star Press! He hit it! Slickie hooks the leg!
Zach Davis: Chad kicks out! Slickie isn’t waiting to bring out the big guns tonight.
Shannan Lerch: It would behoove the champion to wear down Evans as quickly as possible. If it becomes a battle of endurance then the younger Chad will probably have the edge.
Zach Davis: Like you said, Shannan, with those workouts that Chad does he could probably outlast the entire WCF roster in an Ironman competition. Being in that type of shape certainly has its benefits, but you still have to inflict damage to your opponent in order to win the match. Right now Slickie is all over Chad. Look at Slickie, he’s measuring Chad with those running knee lifts. Chad is taking a beating right now.
Shannan Lerch: It probably wasn’t the smartest idea for Chad to talk trash about Slickie’s family. That’s one line that you should never cross when you’re talking about an Italian. You never disrespect his family.
Zach Davis: Chad tries to muster some offense with a roundhouse kick, but Slickie catches his leg and hits a devastating Dragon Screw! That could have dislocated Chad’s leg.
Shannan Lerch: Slickie doesn’t give a damn. He’s stopping away at Chad’s leg right now. I have to say, that’s damn good strategy. Chad is a speedster and a martial artist. If you take away his vertical base then he’s not very dangerous anymore.
Zach Davis: Slickie is going for the Boston Crab now! Can he get Chad turned over? Yes, he does! Slickie T has the Boston Crab locked in tight!
Shannan Lerch: We’ve never seen Chad Evans tap out. He’s fighting this hold, Zach. He knows that this match is his chance to become World Champion. He doesn’t want to give up. I don’t know if he knows how to give up. He might pass out from the pain before he’s willing to tap out.
Zach Davis: Look at the grimace on Chad’s face, the pained expression. This young man is in extreme discomfort right now.
Shannan Lerch: I can hear him yelling out in pain, Zach.
Zach Davis: Chad is yelling in pain, and Slickie is yelling at Chad to give up.
Shannan Lerch: Let’s not get ahead of ourselves, Chad is fighting it. He’s inching closer to the ropes. These fans are on their feet. They want to see Chad tap out, but Chad has other ideas.
Zach Davis: Can Chad make it to the ropes? He’s only a couple of feet away now. He’s fighting the pain in his legs. You can see the agony written on his face. He’s digging deep with everything that he has. Chad reaches out…and he grabs the ropes!
Shannan Lerch: The referee is instructing Slickie to break the hold, but Slickie isn’t complying. He knows that he has five seconds before the referee will disqualify him and he’s using the entire five seconds…and he does finally break the hold!
Zach Davis: Chad has dodged a bullet, Shannan, but you have to wonder how much he has left in his legs. Those legs are his bread and butter. That’s how he throws those powerful kicks. That’s how he flies around the ring. Without his legs Chad is no more dangerous than you or I.
Shannan Lerch: That is patently absurd, Zach. Chad could thrash both of us from his knees.
Zach Davis: I’m not disputing that, Shannan, but you and I are not Slickie T. If Chad wants to win the World Title tonight then he’s going to have to dig deeper and fight harder than he could have imagined. We talk an awful lot about the pride of a champion, but what about the pride of a challenger?
Shannan Lerch: The champion is showing his pride with an Irish whip to the corner followed by a stiff clothesline! And that’s not all, Slickie grabs Chad and hits a running bulldog! Slickie with the cover!
Zach Davis: Chad kicks out! Much has been made of the fact that tonight is Slickie’s first title defense. A lot of people were wondering how he would respond to being the hunted instead of the hunter—
Shannan Lerch: He looks like, oh I’m sorry, Zach. I didn’t mean to interrupt you.
Zach Davis: I think you were about to say the same exact thing as me. Slickie T looks like the hunter tonight. He’s showing the same tenacity, the same killer instinct that we’re used to seeing from him.
Shannan Lerch: If anybody thought that Slickie was going to rest on his laurels they were sorely mistaken. Oof, Slickie just nailed Chad with a Death Valley Driver! There’s the cover.
Zach Davis: Chad is still hanging in there, but it’s been awhile since he exerted any type of offense in this match. What does Chad have to do to get back into this match, Shannan?
Shannan Lerch: All that he can do is bide his time and wait for an opening, Zach. Slickie is the fresher and stronger man. He’s taken very little damage in this match. He just has to be careful to avoid making a mistake. Don’t take any unnecessary risks.
Zach Davis: As we say that Slickie hits a standing dropkick that sends Chad reeling over the top rope! Chad hit the floor outside of the ring! Evans could be seriously injured!
Shannan Lerch: Things just went from bad to worse for Chad Dogg. He already had a leg injury, now he might have a concussion. The referee is counting Chad out. I don’t think Slickie wants to win this way, but if it happens then so be it. He was winning the match anyway.
Zach Davis: I don’t think the champion is satisfied with a count out, Shannan. Chad is slowly climbing to his feet and Slickie looks like he’s itching for some action. Oh my, Slickie T with the suicide dive!
Shannan Lerch: No, Chad moved out of the way! Slickie hit the guardrail! What a turn of events! Chad is showing some signs of life now. He drills Slickie with the Implant DDT onto the floor! Chad’s rolling Slickie into the ring now and he makes the cover!
Zach Davis: The champion kicks out! That Implant DDT has become one of Chad’s signature moves, but he couldn’t put Slickie away with it.
Shannan Lerch: The fans in the 1st Mariner Arena are sitting in stunned silence right now. They can’t believe how this match has changed.
Zach Davis: This is professional wrestling, Shannan. Anything can happen. It’s like we just said, one mistake is all it takes to change the complexion of a match. Slickie didn’t have to go for that suicide dive. It was an unnecessary risk and he paid the price.
Shannan Lerch: You’re absolutely right, Zach. Now Chad is getting his chance to inflict some punishment to the World Champion. He’s really working Slickie over with those karate kicks. We were wondering how much the Boston Crab took out of Chad’s legs earlier in the match, but he appears to have recovered at this point. You can hear the impact from those kicks echoing throughout the building.
Zach Davis: Those kicks are sick, Shannan. I’ve said it before, Chad Evans has the second most lethal feet in WCF behind Masaya Mikami
Shannan Lerch: He might have the most lethal feet, Zach. We should sign Chad and Mikami to a martial arts match, where only kicks are allowed. Scrap that idea, Chad just hit Slickie with the Snapmare driver! Chad makes a cover!
Zach Davis: Kick out by Slickie T! That Snapmare driver is such a dangerous maneuver. Chad executes it so fast and the top of his opponents head is compressed directly onto the mat. You could give a man a concussion with that move. You could shatter the bones in his neck.
Shannan Lerch: Chad might be trying to soften up Slickie’s neck for the Dragon sleeper later in the match. Right now it looks like he’s setting Slickie up for a piledriver or a powerbomb…what’s it gonna be? Spike piledriver by Chad Evans! There’s the cover!
Zach Davis: Kick out by the champion! Chad is showing good composure. A lot of young competitors would be frustrated about not getting the pin, or they would be trying to do too much to finish the match, getting ahead of themselves. Chad is staying calm and going about his business.
Shannan Lerch: This is the calmest that I’ve ever seen Chad during a match. He’s usually jumping up and down, and screaming at the referee like a psychopath when he doesn’t get the three-count. We haven’t seen any such outbursts tonight.
Zach Davis: Perhaps we’re seeing a more mature Chad Evans? He also hasn’t flipped off the fans tonight. Speaking of which, the fans are really making some noise now. They’re pulling hard for Slickie, encouraging him to get back into this match. Oof, Chad lands some more of those devastating kicks to Slickie’s head and torso!
Shannan Lerch: The Slickie chants are deafening, Zach. I can barely hear myself think. If the crowd gets this loud for Slickie, can you imagine what it’s going to sound like when the hometown hero Kevin Hardaway walks out here for our main event? My god, that’s going to be nuts. Speaking of nuts, did you see that Tiger suplex by Chad Evans? He might have broken Slickie’s neck! Chad makes the cover!
Zach Davis: The champion kicks out once again! You cannot question the heart and the guts of this proud Italian grappler! Slickie T will not quit so long as he has a breath in his body. Look at Slickie! He’s rising to his knees! He’s pumping his fists! He’s calling out to the fans and they’re responding in kind!
Shannan Lerch: Chad looks worried now. He’s hit Slickie with everything but the kitchen sink and it looks like Slickie has his second wind. Chad is battering Slickie with punches, but Slickie is absorbing every one of them and asking for more. He’s taunting Chad!
Zach Davis: Chad looks like he doesn’t know what to do. Chad shoots off the ropes…Slickie ducks a clothesline. Chad rebounds off the ropes…powerslam by Slickie T! He makes the cover!
Shannan Lerch: Chad kicks out, but he comes up holding his back!
Zach Davis: Slickie is measuring Chad. Could he be going for the…yes, it’s the Omerta!
Shannan Lerch: Chad ducks and he shoves Slickie into the turnbuckles! Slickie hits chest-first. He turns around…and walks right into the Axe kick! Chad makes the cover!
Zach Davis: Slickie kicks out after the Axe kick! Chad looks agitated now. He’s not saying anything to the ref, but the look on Chad’s face speaks a thousand words.
Shannan Lerch: I’m sure that Chad is racking his brain, trying to think of a way that he can put this indomitable World Champion away once and for all. Oh shit…Chad just busted out the hundred hand slap!
Zach Davis: I thought that only worked in video games?
Shannan Lerch: It’s working right now! Chad’s hands are flying at a furious pace and Slickie’s body is reverberating with every slap! Slickie just collapsed to the mat! Chad makes the cover!
Zach Davis: Slickie kicks out! I have no idea what the hell just happened with that…what is it, the hundred—
Shannan Lerch: It’s the hundred hand slap, Zach. It’s a real move. Never mind that. Chad is up now and he whips Slickie, no Slickie reverses Chad into the ropes. Roaring elbow! Where did that come from? Slickie just decked Chad and he makes the cover!
Zach Davis: Chad kicks out! The champion is finally in control of this match once again. What kind of offense can Slickie T string together now?
Shannan Lerch: There’s a nice looking belly-to-belly suplex of the overhead variety! He sent Chad flying across the ring! Slickie runs over and makes the cover!
Zach Davis: Chad got his foot on the ropes! Slickie sent him flying a little too far with that suplex. As long as they’re near the ropes, it looks like Slickie is climbing outside to the ring apron. What does he have in mind?
Shannan Lerch: He’s waiting for Chad to get up…springboard dropkick by Slickie T! He got great elevation on that move! Slickie makes the cover!
Zach Davis: Chad kicks out! Neither of these great competitors have any quit in them, Shannan. They’re putting on a show-stealing performance tonight in front of this great Baltimore crowd.
Shannan Lerch: I think the crowd appreciates the efforts of both men. They were heavily partisan for Slickie earlier in the match, but they’re starting to come around to Chad. Slickie is still the crowd favorite, but if you hold your hand to your ear you can hear some faint Chad Dogg chants in between the raucous Slickie chants.
Zach Davis: Slickie just planted Chad Dogg in the middle of the ring with a scoop brainbuster!
Shannan Lerch: That’s also known as the Northern Light bomb in Japan! Slickie makes the cover!
Zach Davis: Oh my god! Oh my god! How did Evans kick out? Did you see the way his brain was smashed into the mat? The man shouldn’t be conscious, much less kicking out of a pinfall attempt!
Shannan Lerch: That was a nasty-looking move, Zach. You could hear the impact reverberating up into the rafters. Let’s look at the slow motion instant replay. Yeah, look at that. You can actually see Chad’s brain rattling around inside its skull casing.
Zach Davis: Slickie is climbing to the top rope now. He might be looking to end this match with a high-risk maneuver of some kind. Four-fifty splash!
Shannan Lerch: Nobody’s home for Slickie! Chad rolled out of the way and Slickie’s eating canvas!
Both competitors are lying on the mat, injured and lifeless at the moment. The referee administers his count as the fans cheer on their chosen grappler, with a good 90% of the audience cheering for Slickie.
Referee: ONE!... TWO!...
Zach Davis: Our Father, who art in Heaven, hallowed be thy name. Please don’t let this brilliantly fought, instant classic of a World Title match end this way!
Referee: THREE!... FOUR!....
Shannan Lerch: There is no praying in wrestling, Zach, but I do agree with you. Somebody get off your ass and do something!
Referee: FIVE!.... SIX!...
There is stirring about on the mat from both men. The crowd is coming alive, cheering them on.
Referee: SEVEN!.... EIGHT!...
Zach Davis: Come on guys....
Slickie and Chad are about half way up. Just barely. The ref looks around and gulps before making what is bound to be quite the unpopular decision.
The ref signals for the bell. The crowd, instinctively, begins to boo. Both Evans and Slickie get to a vertical base several seconds later, panting, exhausted. The crowd slowly starts to cheer their effort rather than booing the decision.
Shannan Lerch: These men gave everything they had in the ring tonight... neither man could come out on top, but they gave it their all. Thats for damn sure.
The ref hands Slickie T the World Title.
Kyle Steel: This match has been declared a draw. As such, STILL the WCF World Champion...“Slickie T,” Alllllleeeeeeeeennnnn Guuuuuiiiiillllllliiiiiiaaaaaannnnnnooooooo!!!!!!!!
Slickie raises one arm and salutes the fans. They respond with a thunderous cheer. Chad is climbing to his feet in the far corner of the ring. He looks on at Slickie’s celebration and shakes his head in disappointment, no doubt thinking about what could have been. Chad starts to climb out of the ring, but he stops when he notices Bobby Cairo striding purposefully down the aisle.
Zach Davis: It looks like Bobby is going to rejoin us for the main event, Shannan.
Shannan Lerch: Actually it looks like he’s headed to the ring, Zach.
Zach Davis: I wonder what this is about?
Shannan Lerch: We’re about to find out.
Slickie turns around and notices Cairo climbing into the ring. Cairo nods toward Slickie in a sign of respect. Slickie nods back at Cairo with a curious expression on his face. Cairo walks over to the other side of the ring, where Chad is standing. Cairo is handed a microphone by a ringside attendant.
Bobby Cairo: First of all I want to say congratulations to Slickie T. He did a great job in the match tonight. He’s a great champion.
The crowd cheers for Slickie.
Bobby Cairo: I don’t mean any disrespect by coming out here right now, I don't want to take anything away from anybody. It’s just that I might not get another chance to talk to Chad if I don’t do it right now. Chad, I want to congratulate you as well. You were brilliant tonight. You came within an eyelash of winning the WCF World Title. The sky is the limit for you.
Mixture of boos and cheers for Chad.
Bobby Cairo: I think the entire world knows that you’re a great wrestler. To me you’re more than a great wrestler, you’re a close friend. I look at you as my brother. I know that we haven’t been very close over the last few months. I think it’s time that we put an end to this animosity. I owe you an apology and you’re going to get that apology right now. Chad, I’m sorry for walking out on you. I’m sorry for walking out on Ultra Nova Dojo. I was being selfish and self-centered and it was a deplorable thing to do. Now I need to know, are you willing to forgive me? Are you willing to be the bigger man and bury the hatchet?
Cairo holds out his hand. He waits to see if Chad will shake it. Chad looks at Cairo, then at the fans, and even at Slickie. Chad takes a deep breath…and shakes Cairo’s hand. Chad and Cairo embrace in a bear hug. The crowd erupts in cheers.
Zach Davis: Chad Evans and Bobby Cairo, close friends who were estranged, have been reunited here in the Charm City!
Shannan Lerch: If I had the ability to produce tears, I would be crying right now.
Bobby Cairo: Slickie, once again, I apologize for the interruption. We’ll get out of your hair now and let you enjoy your World Title.
Bobby and Chad exit the ring as Slickie has finally mustered the energy to climb up a turnbuckle and properly celebrate retaining his Title.
Jay Price Segment
Zach Davis: Well wrestling fans, we've had an incredible night and we're not even done! We still have the main event coming..
Shannan Lerch: Wait, Zach. We're getting word a camera has caught up with.. Jay Price?
Camera man is walking two paces behind Jay Price and is trying to catch up with him. Price has the Hardcore Championship on his shoulder and he stops at a door. The door opens up and Torture stands in the door way. Torture lifts his head slowly and gazes at Price.
Jay Price: First of all, congratulations on your new hardware.
Torture: What do you want Price?
Jay Price: Where is Creeping Death?
Torture: I don't know..
Price goes to open his mouth to speak one more time when Creeping Death levels Price from behind with his Tag Team Championship belt! Price goes down hard. Creeping Death fixes his Tag Team Title and nods whattup to Torture. Tort runs his black bag over the body of Price and leaves the dressing room. We cut back to the announcers.
Zach Davis: Well that was uncalled for! Creeping Death and Price have been jawing at each other a lot the last few weeks.
Shannan Lerch: Makes sense. Creeping Death is the first man to ever pin Jay in WCF... Jay was already bruised and beaten from his Hardcore Championship match.. did Creeping Death have to do that? I honestly hate him.
Zach Davis: Let's continue while officials check on Jay Price..
Brad Kane vs Kevin Hardaway
Two Out Of Three Falls Match
The house lights go out in the arena as the opening of "My Own Summer (Shove It)" by Deftones flares up. Strobe lights begin to go insane. Brad Kane appears in the entry way as the crowd is mixed seeing him. Brad inhales before he makes his way down the ring. A few hands get slapped but not many as once Brad is at ringside, he hops up on the ring apron. The lights are back to normal as they enter the ring as he heads to the nearest turnbuckle and goes up to the middle buckle. Some take pictures as he steps down, inhaling once more as he does the same thing on the other side of the ring. He then backs into the corner as he then waits for the match to begin as his entrance song fades off.
Zach Davis: And thus it begins.
Shannan Lerch: Well the entrances anyways.
The lights immediately go out now inside the arena. Everybody officially goes ape crazy, because some know who it is, and the rest...well, they like when lights go out. They think it's cool, you know. As the lights are out, spotlights fill the arena, white ones...like lightning as the sound of thunder crackles along the PA system. More spotlights come as more thunder is played along the system. It's when guitars fill up and the following is heard.
THIS FIRE BURNS!
All of a sudden, the chorus of "This Fire Burns" by Killswitch Engage kicks on the PA system as white smoke fills the entrance ramp. It's to the point where the white spotlights are strobing to the beat of the song. But when the song finally kicks in, the strobelights are going mad as out from the white smoke, is Kevin Hardaway, hoodie on over his ring gear as he gives off a wicked smile to the crowd and walks slowly to the ring. He walks up the ring steps now and perches himself on top of the nearest turnbuckle, like a hawk ready to strike as the song reaches fever pitch. He keeps smiling to the crowd as he jumps off and leans against the turnbuckle, looking at Brad Kane, ready for battle.
Shannan Lerch: Listen to the crowd, Zach!
Zach Davis: This was to be expected though.
Shannan Lerch: And now we go to Kyle Steel with the super special introductions.
Kyle Steel is standing in the middle of the ring, microphone in hand.
Kyle Steel: Ladies and gentlemen the following contest is two out of three falls with each fall having a sixty minute time limit. And is the final contest of the legendary career of Kevin Hardaway!
The crowd goes batshit insane for the hometown hero.
Kyle Steel: Introducing first, to my right. He weighed in at 223 pounds and comes from Belfast, Ireland...
Brad stops Kyle by whispering something into his ear.
Kyle Steel: ...And would like Baltimore to know that Kevin's chances tonight rival those of the Orioles winning the World Series. He is a former WCF World Champion, Brad Kane!!!
A couple of streamers get tossed in from a few fans, the rest of the arena booing their heads off. Brad smirks and waves at them.
Kyle Steel: In the corner to my left. He weighed in at 251 pounds and is the hometown favorite from Baltimore, Maryland. He is a former GWC World Champion, XHF X*Crown Champion, WCF United States Champion among many other accolades and awards. He is Kevin Hardaway!!!!!!!!!
The crowd goes insane with cheers, Kevin taking a knee in the middle of the ring. Every single person in the crowd throws in streamers, burying him in a sea.
Crowd: THANK YOU KEVIN! THANK YOU KEVIN! THANK YOU KEVIN!
Slowly the ring gets cleared of all the streamers. Stanley Moser doesn't need to explain the rules, both men know them already. The bell is called for.
*DING DING DING!*
The two long time rivals glare at one another, neither of them making a single move yet. Both seem content to think of their plan a bit more. Brad moves in first, shooting off a kick to Kevin's thigh. Kevin fires back with one of his own. The two already are stiffing the hell out of one another with kicks to the leg until Kevin gains the advantage by kicking Brad directly in the left rib cage. Brad takes a few steps backwards, holding his side. Kevin explodes forward with a clothesline that knocks Brad down to the canvas for the first time this evening. Hardaway takes a moment to pose for his hometown fans, getting a great ovation while doing so. Brad finds his way to his feet, tapping Kevin on the shoulder. Kevin turns right around into a hard elbow to the temple. He reels into the corner, Brad slapping his knee. He sprints in, looking for his corner shining wizard but Kevin moves out of the way!
Brad's knee connects with nothing but the top turnbuckle before falling down to the mat. Kevin pulls him up to a vertical base, hitting an elbow to the neck. He follows by whipping his longtime rival into the ropes. Brad bounces back and gets a dropkick right to the face! The Baltimore crowd cheers Kevin on as he slaps his chest and lets loose a primal scream, letting everyone know he means nothing but business this evening. Brad staggers up to his feet, only to get another perfect dropkick from Kevin Hardaway. Kane rolls out of the ring to clear his head and try to get something going in a moment or two.
Shannan Lerch: Kevin looks really focused and determined. Then again why wouldn't he be?
Zach Davis: Exactly. This is his last shot at beating Brad Kane. Seems like the month of February equals great matches between these two though.
Brad gets into a shouting contest with a few diehard Hardaway fans at ringside. Kevin is near the ropes, waiting for his rival to turn around. Once Brad heads towards the ring, Kevin flies out with a plancha, taking Brad down and the crowd exploding with a standing ovation. Kevin slaps a few hands that extend for him before pulling his rival up to his feet. Brad is rolled back into the ring, Kevin sliding back in after him. Brad tries to get back up but a kick to the ribs ends that pretty quickly.
Crowd: KICK HIS ASS KEVIN, KICK HIS ASS!
After Kevin pulls Brad back up to his feet, Kane finds himself lifted into the air for a suplex. The crowd begins to cheer loudly as Kevin lets him stay in the air, blood rushing to his head. To his credit Brad is able to drop down out of the move, landing on his feet before taking a few steps backwards. Kevin turns around into a chop to the chest, followed up with a second and then third. He reels back into the ropes where Brad unleashes a kick to the stomach, causing his rival to kneel over in pain. There's a kick to the side of the head as Kevin falls to the mat. The crowd jeers this while Brad hits a sliding leg drop to the back of Kevin's neck.
Zach Davis: Perhaps the tide is turning in the first fall?
Shannan Lerch: We'll see if it does but who knows for sure. Both know each other so well that their game plans have to be on the fly.
Zach Davis: Excellent point.
With Kevin on the mat for a few moments, Brad pulls him towards the middle of the ring and attempts to put him into a STF. Kevin is able to pull his way towards the bottom rope and reach out for it, breaking the hold. Brad shrugs before backing away, allowing Kevin to get back to his feet. Kevin rolls his neck, getting it worked out before Brad extends his hands up for a lock up. Having the size advantage, Kevin doesn't waste a moment in locking up with a knucklelock. The two men try to gain leverage over the other. Kevin slowly forces Brad over his knee, bending his rival's back in a near sickening U shape. Brad lifts up one of his legs and weakly kicks Kevin in the face. The hold isn't let go off as Brad does the same thing.
Kevin laughs it off a little bit before moving his knee and forcing the shoulders of Brad Kane onto the mat.
A shoulder is rolled off of the canvas. Brad is able to move himself and get his legs into the chest of Kevin Hardaway, flipping him over. Both men's shoulders are on the mat for a split second before they roll them up and make their way back up to their feet. The knucklelock is still intact. Kevin rears his head back before snapping forward with a headbutt. Brad releases the hold and takes a couple of steps backwards, grasping his head. With a slight opening, Kevin Hardaway pulls Brad in and snaps off a DDT. Brad rolls into the ropes, keeping Kevin from making a cover.
Shannan Lerch: Well the tide hasn't turned yet. Kevin is still looking like a beast at the moment. Though it can all change in a moment.
Zach Davis: Indeed but it seems he's trying to get it over with sooner then most people would think. Kevin is a great wrestler but he knows that if this match ends up going more then an hour, the advantage would surely go to Brad.
Shannan Lerch: You think they could honestly go an hour?
Zach Davis: Yes.
Kevin backs away, waiting for Brad to be a man and get away from the ropes. Brad slides back into the middle of the ring getting back up to a vertical base. He glares at Kevin, shaking his head. He slaps his own chest, telling him to bring it. Kevin is more then happy to give into the wishes of his rival. He walks up and kicks him as hard as he possibly can in the middle of the chest. Brad staggers back and grins a little more, asking for another one. Kevin kicks him even harder this time, sending Brad down to a knee. Brad tells him to kick his head off into the second row and once Kevin attempts to, Brad ducks his head and sweeps Kevin's legs out from underneath him. With Kevin on the mat, Brad slaps him right in the face.
Brad gets back up to his feet, Kevin furious while doing the same. Kevin rushes forward, looking for another clothesline but Brad sidesteps and hits a leaping kick to the back of Kevin's head, sending him to the outside of the ring. Hardaway pushes himself up in a daze, turning around in time to see Brad Kane flying out of the ring with a tope con hilo! BUT NO! Kevin catches him and slams him hard into the floor. Brad holds his chest, gasping for air while Kevin gets back into the ring. He begins to clap his hands, getting the crowd involved. Once Brad is back up to his feet, Kevin runs and flies out of the ring with his own tope con hilo! After hitting Brad on the shoulder, his momentum carries him into the crowd!
Zach Davis: First five fans gets to take home Kevin Hardaway.
Shannan Lerch: Insane move, insane!
Kevin pops back up to his feet, slapping more hands with the hometown crowd. He hops back over the barrier and watches Brad roll back into the ring, still holding his ribs in pain after getting dropped in a violent manner. Kevin gets on the apron and enters the ring, taking his time. Brad is on his knees again. Kevin pulls him up and elbows him in the face before sending him into the ropes. Brad bounces back right into a tilt a whirl gutbuster! Kevin doesn't waste a second in going for a cover.
Brad rolls a shoulder off of the mat. Kevin nods his head, pulling Brad up once again. Kick to the gut before he lifts Brad up into the air in a fireman's carry. He throws his rival high into the air and on the way down, Brad is able to catch Kevin's head and swing it out into a DDT!
Brad scurries back up to his feet, holding his ribs. He sees Kevin kneeling on the mat and runs full bore at him, sliding down going for the JAK Trigger. Kevin catches the sole of Brad's boot in the jaw. He snaps back onto the canvas while Brad is next to him, trying to get air back into his lungs. Brad kneels on the mat now himself as Kevin is already shaking the effects of the move off. Brad shocks his rival with a quick kick to the neck followed with a neckbreaker. A cover follows.
Kevin pops his shoulder up, breaking the count. Kane pulls Hardaway back up to his feet, pushing him into the turnbuckles. A kick to the chest with another right behind it. The crowd boos watching Kevin get whipped into another set of buckles. Brad sprints towards him only to get a boot right in his face. Kevin hops up to the second buckle and leaps off, taking Brad down with a dropkick.
Shannan Lerch: Beautiful second rope dropkick.
Zach Davis: Agreed on that one Shannan. However the pace has been fast thus far and that doesn't bode to well in a match like this.
Hardaway gets back up to his feet, looking over to see Brad Kane doing the same thing himself. The two men make their way up and meet in the middle of the ring, exchanging right elbows with one another. Kevin keeps striking harder then his rival, making him reel back into the ropes. Here comes another irish whip, sending Kane across the ring. He comes back right into a spinebuster from Kevin. The crowd goes insane as Kevin runs towards the ropes and jumps in the air before flipping over with the Lionstomp but Brad moves out of the way! Kevin falls onto his ass, Brad scrambling back up to his feet.
He pulls Kevin up and elbows him in the back of the head. Kevin gets dumped on his head with a tiger suplex before Brad rolls through and hits a dragon suplex.
Zach Davis: AMG Special Number Two~!
Brad keeps the bridge held.
The crowd boos once more at the end of the first fall.
Kyle Steel: Brad Kane has won the first fall. There will now be a thirty second rest period.
The two men roll into corners and attempt to catch their breath and recover as much as they possibly can. The bell rings, starting off the second fall. Neither man wastes a single moment in starting to explode with more hard elbows, trying to get a knockout blow. With a bit more momentum on his side, Brad forces Kevin back into the ropes before beginning to kick away at his midsection with deadly precision. Kevin is able to block one of the kicks, spinning his long time rival around. Once Brad stops rotating Kevin takes his head off with a lariat to the delight of the crowd.
Shannan Lerch: Holy Moses! That was sick!
Zach Davis: Did you see Brad land right on his neck?! Christ, this could be it for the second fall.
Kevin does indeed cover after that sickening lariat.
Foot on the ropes! Brad got his foot on the ropes much to Kevin Hardaway's dismay. Brad gets pulled up to his feet and pushed into the corner. Kevin starts laying in with elbows and punches, trying to wearing down his opponent. Kevin takes a few steps back and points to his palm, trying to get the crowd pumped up. It takes little effort as the people go insane. He sprints in, trying to take Brad's head off with a palm strike but to his credit, Brad is able to move out of the way, sending Kevin topping over the top turnbuckle and to the floor.
Brad heads out of the ring, trying to shake his head clear and keep on top of his rival. Kevin is struggling to get up to his feet, Brad taking him while he's slumped over and throwing him head first into the barricade. Kevin lands upside down and gets a dropkick to the face, Brad getting as much impact as he can. Hardaway is pulled up before getting whipped right into the ringpost, his head bouncing off of it. Brad rolls back into the ring and back out to stop the count. Kevin gets dragged up to his feet again, Brad pulling him towards the ringpost again. He slides Kevin's arms through so he can pull him head first into the ringpost numerous time! The ref is begging for Brad to end the vicious assault.
Zach Davis: Oh good lord. This is more sickening!
Shannan Lerch: I think we might see a disqualification...
Brad keeps slamming the head of Kevin Hardaway into the post repeatedly. The referee is on the outside, pushing Brad away from the scene, yelling away at him. Brad pushes him aside and picks Kevin back up. He slams his head against the announcer's table, blood going every from the sickening cut on Kevin's forehead. It gets on Shannan Lerch, causing Zach to get a little sick.
Shannan Lerch: Gross! There is blood all over the place!
Zach Davis: I'm trying not to throw up!
Kevin gets dropped to the floor, Brad going back into the ring, enjoying seeing his rival battered and beaten like this. The ref checks on Kevin's condition, the crowd begging him to keep the match going. The ref talks to Kyle Steel, the bell ringing.
Kyle Steel: Ladies and gentlemen Stanley Moser has DISQUALIFIED Brad Kane in the second fall, thus awarding it to Kevin Hardaway!
The crowd is cheering their heads off.
Kyle Steel: Further more he has told me that the final fall will not have count outs to keep Brad Kane from trying to cheaply win this match! There will now be a thirty second rest period!
Brad is furious in the middle of the ring, stomping about, threating to destroy Stanley but thinks better of it. Kevin sits up at ringside as someone hands him a towel to stop the bleeding or at least help it. Brad leans against the ropes, waiting for an extremely long thirty seconds to end. Hardaway gets up to his feet, starting to feel the energy of this Baltimore crowd, his hometown.
Zach Davis: This is gonna be too awesome to call. I want to watch this as a fan of professional wrestling.
Shannan Lerch: I heard that. See you folks in a week!
Kevin gets back into the ring, furious at Brad for such violence. The two men get face to face, netiher of them saying a single word, just butting their heads together. The crowd is going insane and why wouldn't they be. Brad makes the first move, headbutting Kevin in the forehead, sending him backwards into the ropes. Kevin comes back forward asking for a second headbutt. Brad is more then happy to do so, sending his rival backwards again. Fighting spirit is flowing through the veins of Hardaway. He slaps Brad in the face before kicking him in the gut. Brad kneels over to get a snap DDT! The crowd cheers for Hardaway, watching him kip back up to his feet. Kevin runs off of the ropes before hitting a power drive elbow.
He doesn't waste a single second in keeping on the attack, using a technical route, putting his rival in a cross armed camel clutch. Brad is yelling in pain with no where to really go. His only option is to bury his teeth into the arm of Kevin Hardaway, biting him. The crowd boos this decision before seeing Kevin release the hold and grabbing his arm in pain. Brad spits, trying to get the taste out of his mouth. Hardaway runs and kicks him in the ribs, forcing his rival to roll over to his back. Kevin runs off of the ropes again... LIONSTOMP!
It connects directly in Brad's chest. No time is wasted for a cover.
Brad is able to pop his left shoulder off of the canvas to everyone's dismay. Kevin sits back, trying to regain his breath starting to feel the effects of the blood loss. Brad holds his ribs again, still bothering him from the assault in the first fall. Hardaway pounds the mat, getting the crowd into even more. They stomp and clap, helping Kevin get back up to his feet. He yells loudly before pulling Brad Kane up. A whip into the corner is followed with a hard yakuza kick, forcing Brad to sit down in the corner. Kevin pulls a knee pad down and runs full bore into the corner, hitting that knee strike to his rival's face!
Brad looks out of it, Kevin pulling him back into the middle of the ring. Another pinfall attempt, this time hooking the leg.
Once more Brad is able to pop his shoulder off of the mat. Kevin is beginning to get frustrated with this whole ordeal and gets to his knees. A cut throat motion follows, picking up Brad again. His arms are hooked, Kevin lifting him into the air for the Williams Driver. Brad is able to shift momentum and get back on his feet before flipping Kevin over, putting his shoulders on the mat.
Kevin rolls through and releases the butterfly grasp. He takes a moment to rest but that's all Brad needs to shock him with an ace crusher. Both men are on the mat, the Stanley Moser refusing to count either of them down. The crowd gets to their feet.
Crowd: LET'S GO KEVIN! LET'S GO KEVIN! LET'S GO KEVIN!
Brad pushes himself back up, trying to get the effects of that flurry shook off. Kevin is on his hands and knees, willing himself back up. Kane lifts Kevin up and spin kicks him in the stomach before turning him around and dumping him on his head with a backdrop driver! Brad holds his ribs before walking over to Hardaway, grabbing his head. People know what's coming and no one has seem them for a long time. He starts to kawada kick the head of Kevin Hardaway. The crowd gets to their feet again and begins to boo as each strike comes harder and harder. Moser checks on Kevin's condition. Brad is on his tenth kick and not relenting in the least. Kevin begins to shut his eyes, losing it.
Hardaway goes limp, the crowd gasping with disappointment. Moser is about to have the bell rung but KEVIN GRABS ONTO HIS PANT LEG. The crowd explodes into a massive ovation while Brad can't believe it. He drops Kevin and begins to argue with Moser over it. Kevin rolls onto the apron, recovering with each passing moment. Brad shoves Moser but gets shoved right back. The two keep yelling at one another, Kevin getting back up to his feet, a little worse for wear. Brad shakes his head and turns around into backfist! As he reels backwards, Kevin pulls him in and gets him in the torture rack. ASYLUM BOMB! A BLAST FROM THE PAST! The crowd erupts again. Kevin covering.
BRAD AGAIN KICKS OUT! Kevin is becoming upset with the fact he can't put away his long time rival in his last contest. Kevin picks Brad up and slaps him in the chest a couple of times before pushing him into the corner. He takes a few steps back and goes for another corner yakuza kick. Brad ducks out of the way, Hardaway connecting with nothing but air. In a single moment, Brad gets Kevin into a torture rack himself. RECKLESS KILLING! THIS BITCH IS DONE!
Kane smirks before covering knowing this is all she wrote.
WHAT, KEVIN KICKS OUT AT THE LAST POSSIBLE SECOND SENDING THE CROWD INTO A FRENZY! Brad simply can't believe someone kicked out of his old finisher. He shakes his head before pulling Kevin back up. He lifts Kevin into the air before sitting him on the top rope. He climbs up to the top rope and signals for the end, Kirisute Gomen.
Kevin grabs onto the top rope to block the move. Brad keeps trying but nothing helps matters. Kevin elbows him a couple of times as Brad starts to headbutt him. The two men do battle on the top rope, trying to gain the advantage. Finally Kevin attains it, butterflying Brad's arms before HITTING THE WILLIAMS DRIVER OFF OF THE TOP ROPE! Kevin scrambles to cover, hooking a leg.
THE FUCK IS THIS SHIT?! BRAD GETS HIS SHOULDER UP! Kevin is in tears at this point. He shakes his head in disgust. Brad gets pulled back up to his feet, Kevin hitting another Williams Driver on him. Instead of covering, he points to the top rope.
He ascends the buckle, getting to the top one. He inhales, trying to measure up his rival. Kevin leaps off of the top with his infamous Hope Is frog splash. However he connects only with the canvas as Brad moved out of the way. Kane holds his back and ribs, feeling all the air drove out of his body as of late. He pulls Kevin up and nails him with the BK Backfist, pulling him in and hitting the Love Megan Driver. Both men are down on the canvas. Brad rolls up to his feet and looks down at Kevin. Now its Brad's turn to go the top rope. He slowly climbs and gets to the top. Kane inhales himself, looking down at his rival.
He leaps off with a double foot stomp, missing his opponent. Brad rolls through and kicks Kevin in the fact. Kevin reels backwards and comes back with the Decapitation Lariat! Brad flips inside out! Kevin wastes no time in going back to the top rope. He flies off again with Hope Is and this time connects right with it! He rolls around for a moment before leaping on top of Brad Kane, hooking both legs.
*DING DING DING!*
The Baltimore crowd gets to their feet and goes insane, absolutely insane. Kevin kneels on the canvas, tired and stares at Brad Kane who is having problems trying to breathe.The match is over, the night is over, the dream is over. Hardaway gets on his knees slowly and starts to soak it all in. And with that, the water works starts flowing. He shouldn't be ashamed that he's crying like this, he should be happy, because around a record setting crowd here are on their feet, applauding and cheering on their hometown kid. Hardaway lifts his head up now, tears uncontrolablly running down his face as he gets up to a standing position and raises his arm up in the air to a raucous applause. That's when he bumps into Brad.
The arena falls under deaf ears as both men, after one of the most epic battles in the history of this sport, stand face to face, sweat beaming down their faces, blood drying up on Hardaway's face, but the aura, the rage, it apparently still stands. Everybody in the arena are unaware at what may happen here at this very moment. But then, something shocking happens. Hardaway offers out his hand. Told you, it's shocking. We thought we would never see this. Ever.
The crowd are pretty mixed. Some want to see the burden finally put to rest once and for all... others don't want to see a obvious turn by Brad that would leave the crowd silent and most likely ruin one of the best moments that the WCF has ever seen. Brad looks on at the crowd, looking at the mixed reaction seen here before looking at Hardaway and his outstretched hand. Guess what happens next?
Yeah, like you were surprised... Brad reaches out and shakes Hardaway's hand as well. A handshake though turns into a hug from both men, as the 1st Mariner Arena is now booming once again. A rivalry that has spoken out against the world. Blood, sweat, and tears from the both of them over the years. Kevin Hardaway didn't win this rivalry. Brad Kane didn't win this rivalry either. The fans did. They got to see two of the world's best duke it out. Titles were on the line, sure. But it didn't matter, because after a long and exhausting journey, the end is here.
Brad whispers something to Kevin's ear and then leaves the ring. This is his moment. His time to shine. Sure, he wasn't the best wrestler that the entire universe has ever seen, but tonight...tonight is his night, regardeless on whether he won or lost. But you know...I think Kevin has done all that he could do. He made sure the fans were treated to one hell of a show. And they look like they were treated to one tonight. So his job here is done.
Kevin leaves the ring though and goes to the front row near the entrance ramp as he smiles and high fives a few fans, going towards his parents, giving them each a hug for their efforts. Hey, not every day you see this with your family. He slaps hands with a few of his friends as well, before going over towards what seems to matter most right now. His wife, Angie. His daughter, Kimberly. Angie grabs her daughter and places her in the arms of her father, as he kisses her on the forehead, then kisses Angie. The both of them whisper something to each other before Kevin and Kimberly walk up the ramp.
Like we mentioned before, the dream is over. And with that, the show logos come up. The show is over. The final images you see of 'Till Death Do Us Part being Kevin Hardaway and his loving daughter walking up the ramp, Kevin's arm in the air, disappearing behind the curtain and disappearing for good.