the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio
The arena gets colder and the lights flicker.
Child's Voice: Its my job to cause you pain, to show you life aint so fun and rosy all the time. don't you get it? I'm not the enemy here..life is.
The lights go out and one white light flickers threw the low laying smoke as "Come with me (remix)" from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory starts playing. The same figure in a white full length fur coat, black suit, white big beaked bird's mask, and a white umbrella walks out.
Death Dealer: There's no earthly way of knowing/Which direction they are going... There's no knowing where they're rowing... Or which way the river's flowing... Is it raining, is it snowing?/Is a hurricane a-blowing? Not a speck of light is showing/So the danger must be growing... Are the fires of Hell a-glowing?/Is the grisly Reaper mowing?/Yes! The danger must be growing/'Cause the rowers keep on rowing/ And they're certainly not showing/Any sign that they are slowing!
..lLts out a high-pitched, almost unearthly scream.
The light flickers faster and then the arena goes pitch black. The lights fade back up and nothing is there.
The cameras cut to backstage, where Hank Brown stood, microphone in hand.
Hank Brown: Ladies and Gentlemen, joining me at this time is one of the remaining contenders in the Trilogy Cup Tournament; Dion Necurat.
Dion steps into frame, a smile on his face. Dion extends his hand to Hank, who clasps it.
Dion Necurat: Good evening, Hank.
Hank Brown: You as well! How are you feeling?
Dion Necurat: Pretty good, all things considered. I get to relax a bit having the same opponents two weeks in a row.
Hank Brown: Last week, you teamed up with Vinnie Jones, your opponent at Aftermath, and after that match he assaulted you with...a...cactus.
Dion Necurat: *laughs* Well, what can you do, right?
Hank Brown: Can you comment further? Anything you're planning to do.
Dion stands stoic, stroking his beard while facing away from the camera.
Dion Necurat: We'll see...
Dion walks off camera.
Hank Brown: ...Well...there you have it. Back to you, Freddy.
Damien Young vs Jordan Rayburn vs Marco Daniels III
Summer Shudder by AFI starts to play as Damien explodes out from behind the curtain, full of energy as always. He walks down to the ring, hi-fiving fans and pumping up the crowd. He gets down to the ring, and hops up onto the apron.
Damien Young: SAY MY NAME!
Kyle Steel: Introducing first: He hails from Des Moines, Iowa, weighing in at 191 lbs., DAMIEN "THE GUN" YOUNG!
Damien throws his right hand upward, his fingers in the shape of a pistol. He brings his arm straight out in front of him, and fires a single shot towards the camera. He climbs into the ring, and heads to his corner
The opening riffs of Kurt by Dadaroma begins to play as Jordan comes out from the back.He pauses at the middle of the ramp way and stage and bangs his head to the beat softly wording the lyrics of the song.He looks at the crowd before he starts walking down the ramp way.
He slaps the hands of his fans as he makes his way down the ring.
He walks around the ring and takes in the energy from the WCF faithful before slapping the steps and hoping over the ropes landing on the bottom turnbuckle.He climbs it and points up to the sky as he closes his eyes wording the lyrics again.
Rather be dead than cool.
He gets down from the top turnbuckle and heads to the other four.He gets down from the last and pretends to play a guitar as he mouths the words of the song one more time with much emotion.
此処でもっと もっと もっと ねぇ
He gets down on his knees before singing out the final words of the song with all of his heart.
He gets up and walks over to his corner as he waits for the match to start.
Take On Me blares and MD3 dances like an idiot down to the ring, in time with the music.
Zach Davis: Our first taste of action here tonight!
Freddy Whoa: Something tells me you haven't had a "tastes of action" in a long time, Zach.
Marco Daniels III has his phone out, preparing to live tweet his match, but Damien Young runs at him and Dropkicks him right into the turnbuckle, sending his phone flying out of his hand and into the audience.
Zach Davis: I hope he doesn't have any nudes on there!
Freddy Whoa: So does whoever caught the phone, probably.
Marco stumbles out from the corner and Young takes him down with a Scoop Slam. He turns and is rushed by Jordan Rayburn. He hits an Arm Drag, slamming Rayburn into the fallen Marco Daniels!
Zach Davis: What a maneuver!
Freddy Whoa: Thanks, Vince.
Young lifts Rayburn up but Rayburn switches behind him and executes a German Suplex. Rayburn waits for Young to get to his feet and positions himself.. The crowd yells along with him.
Crowd: KA.. ME.. HA.. ME.. HA!
He hits the Kamehameha strike! Damien Young rolls out of the ring. Rayburn gets to his feet and Marco Daniels III is in his face, telling him which animes are better than Dragonball Z. Jordan Rayburn hits him with a stiff kick right to his head, possibly knocking him out.
Zach Davis: DAMN!
Jordan Rayburn quickly climbs to the top.
Freddy Whoa: MOONSTOMP!
He pins Marco Daniels III, hooking the leg.
NO!, broken up by Damien Young!
Zach Davis: I'd say he would've had that if not for Damien Young!
Damien Young lifts Rayburn up and knees him in the gut, doubling him over before running to the ropes; he then hits Rayburn with a Shining Wizard! He then turns his attention to Marco Daniels III.
Freddy Whoa: BUZZSAW KICK! He calls that the Double Tap!
Damien Young pins Marco Daniels III.
Zach Davis: No!, Rayburn broke it up!
Rayburn and Young go face to face and begin trading a barrage of strikes. Rayburn hits Young with a vicious Headbutt, right to the skull.
Freddy Whoa: WHOA!
Marco Daniels is up and although he's barely conscious he tries to lecture them about the danger of headbutts and what happened to Shibata, but Rayburn and Young both hit him with their own Headbutts at once.
Zach Davis: Both Young and Rayburn trained in puroresu, they're both full of fighting spirit... No one is going to tell them what they can or can't do!
Rayburn quickly tries to pull Young in and hit his Sadistic Desire Piledriver, but Young is able to hit a Back Bodydrop, sending Rayburn flying over the top rope! He focuses on Marco Daniels III one more time...
Freddy Whoa: ONE LAST DOUBLE TAP!
Young pins Marco Daniels III.
Zach Davis: Damien Young wins it!
The bell sounds as Young gets to his feet and gets his arm raised.
Freddy Whoa: Very back and forth match!, between Young and Rayburn at least. Marco Daniels III took the brunt of the punishment here.
Medics check on Marco as we go to commercial.
Seth Lerch/Katherine Phoenix Segment
The cameras cut backstage as we find the owner of the WCF, Seth Lerch, walking through the corridor past a few crew members. He finally stops outside a door which reads “Miss. Katherine Phoenix”, and immediately opens the door without even knocking. Katherine can be seen sitting behind her desk, however she appears to be quite dishevelled compared to how she'd usually look. Completely oblivious to Seths presence though, she just continues to scribble down notes on her note pad not even bothering to look up.
Seth Lerch: Uh hmm!
Seths attempt to get her attention doesn't work.
Seth Lerch: Katherine! Kat!
Katherine Phoenix: Meow.
She finally looks up at her boss, her makeup doesn't look quite right either.
Katherine Phoenix: Ummmm… I mean… Yes, Sethyk--- Seth? Mr Seth?
Seth Lerch: Care to explain why you haven't yet announced what I told you …
Katherine Phoenix: You mean the whole… you coming out of the closet thing? Hmmmm pretty sure everyone already knows about that, Sethy---
Seth Lerch: No! I meant the Trios announcement we spoke about…
Katherine Phoenix: Trios? Ummmmm, yes. I… errrrrrr… definitely know what you're talking about… hey… psssssst, Seth! What are you talking about?
Seth just rolls his eyes getting quite fed up with the whole situation.
Seth Lerch: The winners of the Trios will become the new Trios Champions!
Katherine Phoenix: Ohhhhhh that's some interesting stuff right there, Sethy! You should like totally make an official announcement about that. For sure!
Seth Lerch: Do you deliberately try and annoy me or does it just come naturally to you?!
Katherine Phoenix: Errrrrr, can I ask a friend?
Seth looks over at the brunette as if he is about to explode.
Seth Lerch: No! What is wrong with you recently?!
Before Katherine can respond Seth turns on the spot and storms angrily out of her room. Katherine just sits in silence for several moments before looking down at the notes in front of her… none of which actually made any sense to her.
Katherine Phoenix: I wish I knew what was wrong with me, Seth… I wish I knew…
Alpha Title Match
Stalker vs Trey Carter vs Adam Bass
Stalker's music hits... But he doesn't come out.
Zach Davis: Where is Stalker?
Freddy Whoa: Probably off stalking someone somewhere. Guess he won't be in this match!
The lights dim through the brief intro of the song. As soon as the beat picks up after, "Ya'll n***** got me hot", the arena is filled with red, white and black stars as Trey Carter slowly walks in with his usual self absorbed swagger. He takes him time coming down to ring, and isn't shy about telling off fans on his way down. He gives a cocky smile as he walks up the steps and ducks under the second rope to climb into the ring. The lights all meet him in the center of the ring in a mix of red, white and black before he throws his arm up in the air and the turnbuckle fireworks shoot off.
Zach Davis: Guess this will be a one on one match, and here is the challenger... Now it is time for the Champ!
“Amazing” by Kanye West plays over the arena speakers.
A white limousine slowly pulls into the arena. The driver opens the back door, and a brief glimpse of the inside is revealed. Several women are seen at varying degrees of intoxication. Adam steps out of the limousine with a glass of champagne in hand. He slowly makes his way to the ring, clearly appalled at the WCF universe as he passes them. When he makes it to the ring, he goes to the corners one by one, raising his glass to the crowd. After the fourth corner, he faces the hard cam and drinks the champagne with an arrogant smirk on his face.
Freddy Whoa: Alpha Title on the line, whoever wins here faces Jaymz one week from tonight at Aftermath!
Adam Bass steps up to Trey Carter, talking trash. Talking a LOT of trash.
Zach Davis: I wouldn't make Trey Carter mad like that...
Adam Bass asks Trey Carter what his problem is and yells at him to bring it. He yells that he's the best Alpha Champion of all time and that he's going to go on to take the WCF World Title. He slaps Trey Carter across the face.
Freddy Whoa: Ruh roh.
Trey Carter smashes Adam Bass' face with a stiff right hand punch. He then lifts him up in a Reverse Vertical Suplex and drops him with a Stunner.
Zach Davis: STREET CUTTER!
Trey Carter pins The Billion Dollar Man.
Freddy Whoa: WHOA! NEW CHAMPION!
The bell sounds!
Zach Davis: That has to be the most one sided match in United States Title OR Alpha Title history!
Freddy Whoa: Adam Bass' cocky attitude got the best of him!
Trey Carter is handed the Alpha Title as Bass rolls out of the ring, holding his jaw, which may be broken. Trey Carter climbs up one turnbuckle and holds his belt up high in the air.
Zach Davis: Every single week, anything can happen in WCF!
Freddy Whoa: Trey Carter has one week to prepare for Jaymz!
We go to commercial.
The CAPTAIN Segment
Freddy Whoa: I've just been told we need to go backstage where there's some manner of commotion. Let's have a look in...
A panicked CAPTAIN bursts into Seth Lerch's office.
CAPTAIN: Supreme Intergalactic Overlord, Seth Lerch!
Seth Lerch: We've been over this, you can just call me Seth. Or Overlord. The rest is a bit much.
CAPTAIN: Sorry, Overlord. But do you see what happened?
Seth Lerch: You're going to need to be more specific than that, Cap. There's a LOT of shit that goes on around here.
CAPTAIN: I not want to waste Supreme Intergalactic Overlord's time but....THERE HAS BEEN A ROBBERY!
Unimpressed, Seth barely raises his eyebrows.
CAPTAIN: Smelly Stefan Sing STOLE my best friend?
Seth Lerch: You mean like, it's his best friend now?
CAPTAIN: I don't know. Maybe.
Seth Lerch: Well people make their own choices, you can't really blame Singh for that, Cap..
CAPTAIN: No! He stole my best friend robot butler JEEVES!
Seth Lerch: Wait...you have a robot butler?
CAPTAIN: Not anymore! Stefan Singh stole it!
Seth Lerch: Did you see him do it?
CAPTAIN: Well no but I know it him! It has to be! He is thief!
Seth Lerch: Yeah...well that's true. But this is America, Captain. You can't just go around accusing people of things without any proof. Maybe you ought to just keep looking for the time being Cap. And I'll let you know if I see anything.
CAPTAIN: Thank you Supreme Galactic Overlord Seth Lerch! You are great American!
With that, a still angry CAPTAIN exits the office to continue the hunt for Jeeves.
Udy/Amber Lynn vs Katherine Phoenix/Adam Burnett
Kyle Steel: The following match is a tag team match scheduled for one fall. Introducing first…
Lights darken. Blue fire/pyro explode as Type-O negative's Wolf Moon plays. Blue smoke fills the arena when a spot light focuses on a figure on one knee. Fenris stands behind him arms out stretched..He howls by looking at the sky in cupped hands as another set of blue pyro explode.
Kyle Steel: From the waste land… weighing in at one hundred and ninety six pounds… He is “The Demon Wolf”... UDYYYYYYY!!!
Udy makes his way slowly before rolling in and kneels at middle of ring. Howls again as light comes back and music fades.
Kyle Steel: And his partner …
"Sick like me" by In this moment begins to play. Lavender fog begins to roll out onto the entrance stage. Blue lasers proceed to flash. Amber Lynn begins to walk out. Amber Lynn stops at the edge, of the entrance stage, pyrotechnics explode at both corners as Amber throws her arms up. "Babygirl" continues her way down to the ring...
Kyle Steel: Coming down to the ring... From Tampa Bay... Weighing in at 325 pounds... She is Babygirl Amber Lynn!!
Amber Lynn spins around with her arms extended outward… as she is CLOCKED in the back of the head!
Zach Davis: Katherine Phoenix just jumped Amber Lynn!
Freddy Whoa: As much as I dislike this woman, after what Amber did to her last week I can't exactly blame her for being so angry…
Katherine boots Amber in her head which sends her rolling down the ramp towards the ring. The crazed brunette immediately comes after her again, ignoring the nearby fans who are booing her and CLAWS Amber across her face … multiple times.
Katherine snarls up at Udy as “You Can't Stop Me" by Andy Mineo hits on the speaker and Adam Burnett bounces out onto the stage. He bounces on his feet as the music gets him going. He waves his arms up and down, pumping up the crowd before taking off on a dead sprint towards the ring. He slaps hands with fans who have stuck their hands out on his way and slides into the ring. He runs up one of the turnbuckles and poses at the top with his arms extended. He's smiling the whole time and the fans can sense his intensity and passion.
DING … DING … DING!!!
Zach Davis: Well, the bell just rang so this match is officially under way. I just don't think Katherine cares…
Udy Superkicks Katherine Phoenix!, who was totally focused on Amber Lynn. She tries to stumble up but he runs at her and hits a Curb Stomp.
Freddy Whoa: WOLF'S BITE!
Udy throws himself over the body of Katherine Phoenix.
Zach Davis: WHAT A WIN BY UDY!
Udy gets up and taunts Adam Burnett.
Freddy Whoa: Well nothing was solved between these two at the very least. Or.. well.. anybody?
Zach Davis: This was awful, mostly thanks to Katherine Phoenix.
Ich Will blasts across the sound system as Vinnie Jones comes out to the ring wearing a mail bag in his hand and gets in the ring, the crowd is chanting his name as they are expecting another moment of where Vinnie once again answers the wishes from the people. He places the mail bag next to him as he places the microphone to his mouth.
Vinnie: Welcome to another segment of where Vinnie grants wishes from you the people!! And this week is just a special occassion as for the first time I am granting a wish from one man and one man only.
The crowd boos as they were expecting a lot of wishes to be granted as Vinnie tries to calm them by putting in motion for them to calm down.
Vinnie: Now before you all go off on me, this is a special occasion as the man that made a special wish is none other than Dag Riddick, the Internet and Interantional Champion. The man that will face Crazy J and lose the match to drop one of his title belts.
The crowd reacts with a mixed reaction, but most of them are cheering him on as he grabs the letter of Dag and starts to read it.
Vinnie: Dear Vinnie, I wish to have one wish granted for a personal reason, the wish for me is never to be hit by a cactus ever again. The reason is that this is a plant that is important to this country and should not be here in the first place. Obviously you as a man of the people could understand my wish and grant it as you are
obviously incapable to say no to anyone of the people. Including yours truly, Dag Riddick.
Vinnie stops reading as he scratching his head as the fans are chanting no and booing the reguest.
Vinnie: Obviously Dag is just a pussy and just likes to have his way. But even though I can't say no to the people and for some reason he is a human being. I had to reconsider his wish and finally came to the conclusion to say no. And the reason for it is....
Suddenly Dag Riddick's music hits as the International/Internet champion walks out to the ring.
Dagvald: *sigh* Why did you make me have to come out here right now? I'm trying to get ready for my match, and you remind me of the shit you pulled last week. Listen, I told you on twitter, I'll tell you to your face. You're a joke to me. You worship a cactus like Joe Smarts worshipped french fries, and look where that got him. Then you attack me from behind like the coward you are. I almost let it slip, considering I don't give a fuck about you. Yet here you are, insisting you get the beating you deserve. What are you gonna do next? Compare me to fucking Roger Rabbit again? You ZT morons all think you're hilarious, yet consistently lack any comedic ability whatsoever. I'm giving you one chance to back off my name and quit agitating me before it bites you in the ass.
Vinnie shakes his head, clearly he is not agreeing with the statement that what Dag just made towards him.
Vinnie: Is that all you have to say Dag?? Calling me a coward? That I am a joke?? Oh sure, just because you just type things up on Twitter makes you so brave. But the fact that you dare to say it to my face makes me alter my perspective about you a little!! But trust me Dag, two weeks ago I had Andre Holmes beat if it wasn't for you and Rabid running and caused havok. But that's okay, because tonight I have the oppertunity to make the wrong right again... And YOU?? I will deal with you eventually Dag..., Because the people never forgive and forget.
Dag shakes his head in disgust and spits on the ground.
Dagvald: Iwarned him. And yet #HePersisted. I gotta say, you sure have some balls to be calling me out one on one.
Dag starts taking steps toward the ring.
Dagvald: Balls, sure, but also, a lack of brains. I see you, but I don't see your ZT buddies. Did they leave you out here to do this all by yourself? Or did Jay instruct you to weaken me off before our match? Just another example of ZT making you do their dirty work as the expendable shitstick you are.
Dag is now a few feet from the ring.
Dag: So what's it gonna be, Vinnie? You think you can call me out, face to face, and get a one on one discussion? Did you not bring your friends out here for the sake of being honorable? I respect your decision, but I'm not above pointing out how stupid it was. Honor doesn't get you far in WCF. What it does get you, is a beatdown by the whole of Pantheon. Look around you. You're surrounded.
Vinnie is surprised and scans the arena, looking away from Dag to find his assailants. He doesn't notice them, however, but keeps looking, until he turns around frustrated and catches a blow square between the eyes from Dag, who snuck in the ring when he wasn't looking. He falls to the mat as Dag starts delivering a beatdown. He softens him up for a Wrath of the Gods, then when satisfied, takes back the microphone.
Dag: Idiot. It's all about the mindgames, Vinnie. You're a tough guy. You probably thought you could handle me alone. You just didn't account for my intelligence. I don't need anyone to help me take you out, so this is your final warning. After this week, you take my name and the rest of Pantheon out of your vocabulary, or else.
The CAPTAIN vs Cheyenne vs Doc Henry
Captain Pantheon runs from the back as soon as his music hits, straight to the ring and slides under the bottom rope. He then gets in the middle of the ring and does a super hero pose before running to his corner.
The Video from the Ring plays on a large screen. Then it shows a red headed woman in a figure shrouding tattered black and moss colored floor length Overcoat climbing from a well and shambling towards the screen ever slowly. The woman blinks in and out getting ever so closer, then blinks right up against the screen. The screen then rips open as the Ring theme song plays and the Woman crawls to the ring with a small brown satchel hanging from her mouth. Upon reaching the ring, she backbends over the toprope flipping into the ring. Holding the bag high above her head she drops the coat revealing underneath a tightly fitted dark green and black top and tight green pants with knee high black boots.
As The Devil In I begins, the arena goes dark and small flames appear on the stage. With the first drum hit, the small fires turn to pillars of flame and Doc emerges from under the stage through a circle of fire. Stepping through the flames, Doc slowly stalks towards the ring and his opponents. He doesn't even acknowledge the crowd, and climbs into the ring and simply stares and waits...
Zach Davis: Doc Henry had a hell of a match last week against FPV - some would say one of the best matches of his career. The CAPTAIN recently pulled off what some would call the upset of the decade by defeating Steven Singh and taking the Tag Team Titles. And Cheyenne is making her return!
Freddy Whoa: All in all, a lot of intrigue in this match. Here we go!
Doc Henry walks up to Cheyenne and starts hitting on her. The CAPTAIN interjects himself and tells Doc the Cock to be a gentleman. Doc responds by going to punch The CAPTAIN - but The CAPTAIN knows a lot about betrayal and sees it coming, blocks it, and hits a series of chops of his own. Doc Henry is sent reeling and CAPTAIN throws him to the ropes and hits a Hip Toss as he comes back. Doc Henry rolls out of the ring.
Zach Davis: The CAPTAIN is no longer the young, innocent Captain WCF we once knew. He's gone through a lot in the last several months.
He's spun around by Cheyenne who hits a series of crisp snap jabs. She kicks him in the gut before hitting a series of elbow smashes and then tossing The CAPTAIN into the ring post. She then grapples him and hits a German Suplex!, into the bridge pin.
No!, The CAPTAIN breaks free. Doc Henry is back in the ring and grapples Cheyenne from behind. She instantly realizes Doc the Cock is behind her and switches behind him and kicks him in the thigh, maybe the genitals, the ref isn't sure - either way she then lifts Doc up and hits an Atomic Drop. She pins Doc Henry.
No!, Doc Henry gets the shoulder up.
Freddy Whoa: Last week was a career making match for Doc Henry, and he wants to keep up the momentum here.
Cheyenne lifts Doc up but Doc drops her with a Jawbreaker. He hits the ropes and then takes her down with a Spear before she can fully get back up! He begins climbing to the top.
Zach Davis: Doc Henry to the top turnbuckle - NO! Here comes The Captain!
The CAPTAIN Springboards and then hits a Hurricanrana to Doc Henry, but as Doc Henry flips he executes a Moonsault onto Cheyenne! He pins her!
Freddy Whoa: No! Cheyenne kicks out.
The CAPTAIN quickly grabs Henry and tosses him out of the ring. The CAPTAIN runs to the ropes and then hits a Leg Drop onto Cheyenne and holds her legs as they bounce up, pinning her.
NO!, another kickout by Cheyenne.
Zach Davis: Cheyenne doesn't want to start her return with a loss!
Freddy Whoa: Who would?
The CAPTAIN lifts Cheyenne up and goes for an Ear Clap but Cheyenne blocks it and kicks him in the stomach. She hits a Backhand Chop which sends the CAPTAIN reeling into the ropes. He bounces off and stumbles back into her, she hits a Belly to Belly!
Zach Davis: Cheyenne takes one half of the Tag Team Champions down!
Freddy Whoa: The CAPTAIN has held his Tag Team Title since August 28th, 2016. I haven't done the math but that could very well be the longest Tag Team Title reign of all time. He's now had THREE tag team partners during his reign, making him possibly the best tag team wrestler in the company!
Zach Davis: Which is an especially valuable skill with the Trios Cup Tournament coming up!
Doc Henry spins Cheyenne around but she blocks a bunch from him and fires back with a bunch of her own. She kicks him in the stomach and hits a Gutwrench Suplex into a pin!
Kickout by Doc Henry!
Freddy Whoa: Speaking of Tag Team Champions, Doc Henry is one half of the New Confederacy, one of the greatest WCF tag teams of all time. The CAPTAIN may have a legendary reign but Doc Henry is no stranger to legendary career feats.
Zach Davis: And Cheyenne is taking it to both of them!
Cheyenne rolls away and is immediately grappled by The CAPTAIN, who spins her around and hits a Rainmaker style Big Boot.
Freddy Whoa: BOOM!
She rolls out of the ring as Doc Henry runs at him next.
Zach Davis: BOOM!
The CAPTAIN quickly climbs to the top and jumps.
Freddy Whoa: BANZAIIIII!!!!
The crowd is on their feet as The CAPTAIN pins Doc Henry.
Zach Davis: The CAPTAIN gets the victory!
The CAPTAIN'S music plays and he's handed his Tag Team Title. He holds it up in the air, playing to his beloved crowd.
Freddy Whoa: As we go into the Trios Cup Tournament, The CAPTAIN has positioned himself as one of the hottest commodities around, and I'm sure everyone wants a piece!
Zach Davis: PHRASING!
We go to commercial.
The Very Big Alliance/Bishop/Priest vs David Sanchez/Steven Singh/Ethan King
Zach Davis: Next up is a handicapped match.
Freddy Whoa: I think you mean a handicap match, Zach.
Zach Davis: Nope, it says right here: a handicapped match. I’m assuming it’s a couple of cripples going at it tooth and nail like on that gay kids’ show you love.
Freddy Whoa: I’m pretty sure that’s a typo, you can’t say “cripples” and South Park is not a kids’ show.
Zach Davis: ONE of those things you said MIGHT be right.
The sound of drum banging interrupts their back and forth, echoing through the arena as Bishop and Priest step out from behind the curtain and make their way to the ring, illuminated the whole time by a spotlight.
Freddy Whoa: Former Tag Team Champions Bishop and Priest are teamed up with their Very Big Aftermath opponents, The Very Big Alliance! This could cause some Very Big issues on the team here tonight!
Zach Davis: And according to everything I’ve heard from Everest this week, they’re looking to make a statement tonight about this match, their placement on the card, and their future here in the WCF. This one could get ugly in a lot of different ways.
“Rock Out” by Motorhead plays over the PA and The Very Big Alliance walks to the ramp and lets out a roar followed by some pyro. The duo slowly walk to the ring before climbing in across from their partners.
Freddy Whoa: These four men already refusing to share a corner and it looks like there are some words being exchanged…
Their bickering is drowned out by a sample of Battle Without Honor; made famous in Tarantino’s Kill Bill movies bringing the audience immediately to their feet. The lights dim, and then black--out before being replaced it would seem with xenon lights that flicker in a Wintery ice-blue. After twelve to fifteen seconds, the sample crackles, cuts and chops before stopping indefinitely. The pale-blue, blinding lights continue to pulse like a violent strobe at a teenager’s first ecstasy rave; though now they do so to a very different beat. Rising out of nothingness, the bass kicking in from beneath it all - Crystal Castles’ “Untouch Us” plays now at full-volume as three silhouettes are cast on the stage, their outlines easy to identify them as Everest. The crowd showers them in boos as the three men take a moment to soak it all in with a smug pride in their hatedness.
Zach Davis: No cricket padding this week I see…
The trio strides down to the ring, serenaded with sneers, periodically stopping to chide any particularly offensive fans. Singh takes the stairs, wiping his feet on the apron as Sanchez and King roll under the ropes on either side of him. The crowd continues to hiss and holler at Everest as the lights come back up and both teams take their respective corners. There’s some serious bickering in the Very Big/Very Religious corner while King and Sanchez both step onto the apron allowing Steven Singh to start the match. The referee calls for the bell but the non-Everest corner continues arguing over who’s going to start the match. Singh rolls his eyes.
Freddy Whoa: It looks like Steven Singh has had enough waiting!
The Everest member dives at the back of the knee of The Behemoth, dropping him him down to one. Bishop and Priest chuckle and back out of the ring while Ainsley takes a Very Big step toward Singh. The referee, however, gets in between them and ushers the big man out of the ring. Meanwhile, Singh backs off only to give himself enough room to run up and punt the Very Big man directly in the crotch, crumpling him to the mat.
Freddy Whoa: A low blow and a sick smile spreads across the face of Steven Singh. Now he pulls The Behemoth’s leg over to the bottom rope, lays it across and then bounces up and comes down across the knee. And again! And again!
Zach Davis: Finally the referee putting a stop to Singh using the ropes....
Steven happily backs away with his hands up as William slowly struggles to his feet; the big man stands and shakes out his leg a moment, attempting to steady himself. Wasting no time, however, Singh hits him with a swift leg kick. William swings a big right hand back but it’s blocked by Singh and turned quickly into a hammerlock. William connects with a back elbow but Singh steps on the back of the big’s knee, then puts his own in the back of his head. As he hits the mat, Singh tags in Ethan King.
Freddy Whoa: King now ascending the ropes….and Singh slapping on a leg grapveine and...frogsplash from King! Singh releases the hold and King crawls back for a pin.
KICKOUT FROM THE BEHEMOTH!
Zach Davis: He tossed Ethan King straight into the air with that monstrous kickout.
King is quickly back to work with a double-footed stomp to his opponent’s chest followed by a jumping knee drop to his already injured knee. King smirks and sits the big man up, slapping him in the back of the head, adding insult to the injuries already sustained. King is taunting the opponent to get back to his feet, and then takes a couple low kicks to the man’s knee immediately.
Freddy Whoa: Everest is looking like a well-oiled machine here tonight, Zach. They’ve got to be an odds-on favorite heading into the Trios Tournament.
Zach Davis: You won’t find me betting against any Pantheon teams.
William’s knee buckles and then Ethan King hits him with a spinning heel kick to the gut followed up by a Pele Kick.
Freddy Whoa: Revelation! King is rolling!
Now he’s picking the giant of a man back up and setting him up for a type of inverted DDT.
Freddy Whoa: He’s looking for the Flatline! He hooks the single arm and tries to lift The Behemoth but no! William stands up with King still attached, putting the smaller man over his shoulder for a HUGE RUNNING POWERSLAM!
Zach Davis: The Behemoth just drove King through the mat! And now he’s reaching to his corner for a tag.
Freddy Whoa: He extends a hand toward Bishop and Priest who both just turn their head away! Luckily, his partner, The Tank reaches out and a tag is made!
Ainsley steps between the ropes and slaps his belly tauntingly as King gathers his bearings, stumbling into a corner for a moment’s reprieve. Before he can catch his breath though, Ainsley barrels in with a running splash. King stumbles out of the corner and into a big belly to belly from Ainsley, followed up by the Very Big man with a diving headbutt. Ainsley hoists The Eminent back up and then down again with a samoan drop. He slowly bounces off the ropes where Bishop reaches out and slaps him in the back for a blind tag.
Freddy Whoa: Bishop tags himself in now that the getting is good and The Tank is none-too-pleased about it!
Bishop peers down at his teammate as they jaw back and forth while back in the ring Ethan King lunges for and makes a tag to David Sanchez who has no time for their bickering and charges in, rocking Ainsley with a running palm strike to the solar plexus, sending him out between the ropes leaving Bishop and Priest both chuckling. Sanchez is then immediately after Bishop with an armbar takedown swiftly transitioned into a single-wing choke.
Freddy Whoa: M-99! He’s locked i--No! Priest pops in with a boot to the face of Sanchez.
Sanchez to his feet as is Bishop but Sanchez meets him with a roundhouse to the gut and sets him up for a snap suplex. Before Sanchez can even attempt to lift the big man, he stands up out of it and powerbombs The Mayor to the canvas. He whips Sanchez off the ropes then beheads him with a big boot.
Zach Davis: A Very Big boot from Bishop!
Freddy Whoa: Wrong team.
Zach Davis: Whatever! He drops down for a pin!
A kickout by Sanchez!
Bishop tags Priest in who lumbers over to the downed Sanchez and picks him up and puts him in position for an STF. Before he can complete the move, Sanchez pulls around behind Priest and somehow throws the much larger opponent backwards overhead with a nasty release german suplex. Both are back to their feet in a hurry and Sanchez rushes in with a kitchen sink knee lift, doubling Priest over. He backs the big man back into a neutral corner and then DDTs him face first onto the bottom turnbuckle.
Freddy Whoa: Cornerstone Blues! Sanchez picking his opponent back up and whipping him into the Everest corner. He tags in a smirking Singh who immediately begins lifting knees into the bigger man’s abdomen.
Singh grabs Priest and tries to send him off the ropes but the big man counter and sends Singh off instead. Priest lowers his head for a back body drop only to be kicked by Singh and stood upright. Singh lunges toward him but is levelled by a clothesline. Priest follows up quickly with a leg drop and is now looking for a tag.
Freddy Whoa: And The Very Big Alliance just dropped down off the apron!
Zach Davis: Priest and Bishop avoided a tag-in earlier and now it looks like turnabout is fair play!
Just as Priest reaches to tag his partner, Bishop is yanked off the apron by Ethan King and then absolutely KO’d by a Shatter the Clouds. Meanwhile in the ring, Singh has tagged in Sanchez. Seeing he’s the one with the handicap in the match now, Priest stampedes toward the Everest corner; Singh ducks the clothesline and Sanchez meets him with a kick to the gut for his trouble. Immediately, Singh hops up onto the second rope as Sanchez pulls the big man up into a piledriver position.
Freddy Whoa: Oh no, we’ve seen this before...SPIKED PILEDRIVER! He damn near broke his neck!
Sanchez smiles and hooks the leg of Priest as Singh and King both head toward the Very Big Alliance to head them off but the Very Big Men make no efforts as such.
Zach Davis: ONE!
That’s it and that’s all folks!
Freddy Whoa: Everest took care of business here tonight as their opponents’ team imploded at the end of the match. VBA didn’t make any kind of effort to break up that pin!
Zach Davis: Showing a Very Big IQ if you ask me! They’re probably just happy to see their Aftermath opponents nearly broken in half by Everest!
Vinnie Jones vs Andre Holmes
Zach Davis: This next match will be an interesting one!!
Freddy Whoa: Oh yeah!! The non-title hardcore match between "The man of the People" Vinnie Jones and the Hardcore Champion "Relentless" Andre Holmes will have this Columbus, Ohio fan base split in two.
Zach Davis: Vinnie Jones and Andre Holmes will give these fans their monies worth!!
The crowd are in anticipation of what will happen next... when suddenly Ricardo walks outer to the entrance way as he stare at the crowd, before new puyts the microphone to his mouth and flies his announcement...
Ricardo: Dramas y caballeros de Columbus, Ohio!! Bienvenido a LA demostración del hombre de LA gente!! ¡¡El hombre de hora!! El Hombre de LA genta!! Vinnieeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee Jones!!!!
(Translation: Ricardo: Ladies and Gentlemen of Columbus, Ohio!! Welcome to thee show of the man of the people!! The Man of the Hour!! The Man of the People!! Vinnieeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee Jones!!!!)
Ich Will hits as Vinnie Jones walks out to the ring, wearing a jacket with hood over his head while holding the People's Cactus in his hands. He walks over to the corner, of the ring, and places the cactus in the corner before sliding into the ring and throwing jabs in the ring, while waiting for his opponent to come down to the ring.
Zach Davis: Vinnie Jones looks amped up!!
Freddy Whoa: Doesn't he always?!
A slow but assuring guitar riff broken up in Djent pattern starts playing with the lights in the arena shutting off to illuminate grey colored images of Andre Holmes on the titantron. "Relentless" by New Years Day suddenly begins with lights flashing, and dancing around highlighting different sections of the arena. He walks out from the back wearing the black hoodie over his head, his ring attire with the WCF Hardcore Championship hung over his right shoulder.
Cheers are increasing like giant waves on the beach to him, as he stands on the center stage surveying the crowd with a big smile on his face. Walking down the entrance path, he pauses until hearing the lyrics ”Tear Me Down, It Won't Build You Up..." Removing his belt from off his shoulder, he raises the championship in the air while releasing a thundering primal scream. A flash of white, and red colored fireworks emerges behind him in single-line fashion.
Afterwards, the lights return back to normal, and he walks down to the ring, keeping the title in his right hand while mingling with some of his fans ringside.
Kyle Steel: Coming down to the ring... From Houston, Texas... Weighing in at 201 pounds... He is the current WCF Hardcore Champion!! This is... "Relentless" Andre Holmes!!!
Climbing up onto the apron, he quickly runs to leap onto the middle rope. Taking both straps of the title in each hand, he raises the belt high while a spotlight emerges him to cloak him in a silhouette with smoke pushing upwards for that shadow effect. Hopping over the top rope, he lands inside the ring to stay in an unoccupied corner, where he removes his hoodie, and tosses it to the outside. There, Andre, warms up while his championship hang on the top rope, and he tightens the strap on his MMA Gloves.
Zach Davis: Aaaand this match is under way!!
Andre Holmes and Vinnie Jones circle the ring...
Freddy Whoa: The Hardcore Champion and The Man of the People connect with a collar and elbow tie up.
Zach Davis: Vinnie Jones rakes the eyes of Andre Holmes!!
That immediately irritates the crowd, who roars with thunderous boos.
Freddy Whoa: Vinnie Jones thumps the hardcore champions with a massive fist!!
Zach Davis: Andre Holmes, with an out of nowhere dropkick!!
Andre Holmes walks over to Vinnie Jones...
POKE TO THE EYE!!!
Vinnie Jones positions Andre Holmes into a Boston Crab...
Andre Holmes: AHHHHHHH!!!
Referee: Do you submit?!
Andre Holmes: AHHHHHH!!
Crowd: ANDRE!!! ANDRE!!! ANDRE!!! ANDRE!!!
Referee: Do you submit?!
Vinnie: Give up!! You don't have a chance!!
Andre Holmes: NOOOOOOO!!!
Andre Holmes inches closer to the ropes...
Zach Davis: Vinnie Jones is trying all his might, but Andre Holmes scratching his way to the ropes.
The fans cheer!!
Freddy Whoa: The champion has made it to the ropes!!
Zach Davis: But, Vinnie Jones is not letting go!!
Referee: Vinnie!! Let go!! ONE!! TWO!! THREE!! FOUR!!
Vinnie Jones let's go of the Boston crab and Andre Holmes rolls out of the ring. Andre Holmes stands up. Vinnie Jones climbs up to the top turnbuckle.
Zach Davis: Looks like Vinnie Jones is going to fly!!
Freddy Whoa: WHOA!! As Vinnie Jones came down, Andre Holmes nailed him with spinning heel kick!!
Just a few feet away from the security railing, the hardcore champion grabs Vinnie Jones...
Freddy Whoa: EXPLODER SUPLEX!!
Vinnie's body crashed against the railing. Jones moaned in pain. Andre walks over and grabs Vinnie....
Zach Davis: Vinnie Jones catches Andre Holmes off guard with a clothesline!!
Jones grabs Holmes by the hair...
Freddy Whoa: SPINEBUSTER!!
Andre Holmes arches his back in pain. Vinnie grabs Andre and throws him into the ring.
Andre Holmes picks up Vinnie Jones, tossing The Man of the People into the ropes. Vinnie bounces off the ropes.
Zach Davis: ROUNDHOUSE KICK ONTO VINNIE JONES!!
Andre Holmes makes pin cover...
Crowd: THREEEEEE!!! NOOOOOOO!!!
Freddy Whoa: Vinnie Jones kicks out!!!
Zach Davis: It looks like the champ is getting frustrated.
Andre stands up drops an elbow. Drops another elbow, then drops a third elbow before running away to bounce off the ropes to roll and drop another elbow on Vinnie Jones.
Freddy Whoa: Rolling elbow!!
Andre Holmes drops another elbow...
Zach Davis: Andre Holmes misses with the elbow drop!! Vinnie Jones grabs Andre Holmes' arm!!
Freddy Whoa: Kimura Lock!!
Andre Holmes is thrashing around but has enough sense to grab the ropes. Both competitors stand up and proceed to circle each other in the center of the ring... Andre Holmes nails Vinnie Jones with Kobashi chops. Then when Jones stragglers Andre hits Jones with Roundhouse kicks in the chest, followed up with a Exploder suplex...
Zach Davis: Dancehall Party!!
Freddy Whoa: DEATH VALLEY DRIVER!!! Holmes on the Range!!
Andre Holmes picks up Vinnie Jones...
Andre did a running powerbomb into the corner.
Zach Davis: Bad Landing!!
Vinnie Jones is getting up onto his knees...
Freddy Whoa: THRUST KICK!!
Vinnie Jones collapses to the mat and Andre covers him.
Kyle Steel: The winner of the match... Relentless Andre Holmes!!
Zach Davis: Now, that was an entertaining match!!
Suddenly, the lights go out in the arena.
Freddy Whoa: Oh what the hell is this? Did they forget to pay their electric bill?
Zach Davis: Please be patient everyone as we get everything sorted out.
Two heavy hits were heard as they echoed through the arena. The crowd gasped, not knowing where the sound came from. A few seconds pass, as the lights suddenly flicker back on.
Zach Davis: ...Hey, wait a minute!
In the middle of the ring stood Dion Necurat, holding his custom shield in his hands, and standing over Vinnie Jones. Dion was breathing heavily, forcefully throwing the shield over his body. Dion let out a bestial roar, raising a fist into the air.
Zach Davis: Looks like Dion got his revenge from last week's attack on Vinnie!
Freddy Whoa: Revenge? No, that's assault! Someone stop him!
Internet Title Match
Crazy J vs Dag Riddik
Kyle Steel: The following contest is scheduled for one fall and it is for the WCF internet championship belt!!
Ich Will blasts across the sound system as Vinnie Jones comes out to the arena to the joy of many fans as well as several boos from another part of the arena. He is holding his already infamous cactus in his hand before taking seat next to Freddy Whoa and Zach Davis at colour commentary.
Zach Davis: Apparently the man is taking place with us to watch the match of Dag Riddick and his stable mate Crazy J. Welcome Vinnie, I…
Vinnie turns his attention to Zach as he is clearly not in a great mood
Vinnie: I am here because I want to see Dag lose, lose because of what he did to me and the people after I granted him a chance to have his wish.. but then again, nobody messes with the cactus of the people!!
The arena lights go dark then the red strobe light plays and co2 cannons spray out fog. Crazy J walks out Erbody but me by Tech N9ne plays. J walks towards the ring and he simply doesn’t give a fuck he just slowly walks to the ring and doesn’t even notice the crowd is there he doesn’t address those that cheer for him or the ones that boo him.
Kyle Steel: Standing in at 6’3 and weighing in at 325 pounds!! Hailing from Detroit, Michigan!! Representing Zero Tolerance!! Crazy J!!!
We can see Vinnie Jones get to his feet and applauds his fellow member of ZT as the mood suddenly changes.
The slow intro to Cemetery Gates by Pantera begins playing as the titantron first displays just a waving Norwegian Flag, then the image zooms out and shows it tattered, flying over a war torn battlefield, dead bodies strewn about. Then the heavy (and totally badass \m/ ) guitar riff starts, and the camera pans to the right until burning fires engulf the screen in smoke, and real fog machines cover up the stage. A short moment later it clears, and Dagvald is standing in the middle of the stage in full Viking chainmail, his Internet Championship on his right shoulder, his International Championship on his left, his sword in his right hand, and shield in his left.
Dagvald: Hail Odin, and to Valhalla, we rise!
On the titantron, the dead bodies come to life, soldiers of the gods reincarnated to fight again. They fall behind Dag as he marches to the ring. He climbs the steps and poses at the top of the ringpost, his sword pointed to the sky like Conan. He sheathes his sword and places his shield on his back then hops down to the mat. He soaks in the boos and ignores the ref’s demands he disarm himself, but after a moment he takes off his gear, setting it aside.
Kyle Steel: And his opponent!! Standing in at 6’2 and weighing in at 235 pounds!! Hailing from Oslo, Norway!! The Internet and International champion!! Dag Riddick!!!
Vinnie can be seen standing there, staring at Dag with an angry look on his face before sitting down again and looks at his cactus.
Vinnie: Isn’t she lovely Freddy??
Freddy Whoa: Wha?? Who?? Oh the plant??? Well….,
Vinnie: It’s okay Freddy, I have talked to Jaymz and I have asked if you could do a trial at the ZT office to see whether you are ZT material or not. So the official no has gone to a small yes, just a small yes of course.
The bell rings as the two men go at it right from the start, Crazy J gets a quick upper hand as he uses his one inch size advantage and close to a hundred pounds of weight advantage as he gets Dag into the corner. There he starts to lay it into the champion with clobbering forearm shots to the back before whipping him in the ropes and rop him hard with a massive clothesline. There he follows it up with an elbow drop to the midsection of Dag before going for the cover as the referee goes for the three count.
Referee: One!! Two!!
Dag manages to kick out at two as J starts to wrap his arm around the throat of Dag and starts to grind it hard with his massive arm as Dag tries to get his fingers in between so to get some more oxygen. The referee checks it if it isn’t a choke but shows that it is merely a chin lock. Dag tries to get back to his feet as he drives series of elbows into the midsection of Crazy J before wrapping his arms around the waist of Crazy J and delivers a Side Suplex. Dropping him before going for the cover as the referee goes for the three count.
Referee: One!! Two!!
But Crazy J manages to get his shoulder up on time.
Vinnie: Come on J!!!
Freddy Whoa: Clearly Vinnie is not much of a fan of the man of Pantheon.
Vinnie: I just have a problem with people that do not care for the softness of the cactus.
Zach Davis: Soft… never mind.
Dag grabs hold of Crazy J’s head as he pulls him up to his feet before starting to pound away at his head with closed fists before running to the ropes and want to hit J with a boot to the face. But J manages to jump up and drive Dag down with a massive shoulder tackle. Crazy J turns his attention towards Vinnie and screams something towards him when suddenly Vinnie reaches from underneath his seat and grabs….
Freddy Whoa: HEY!! That’s safety Jeremy’s safety helmet!!!
Suddenly we hear the music from Safety Jeremy hit as Safety Jeremy walks to the ring without his safety helmet as Vinnie throws it towards Crazy J, who then hands it over to Jeremy, who stands at ringside and cheers on J after putting on his safety helmet.
Zach Davis: Now I truly have seen it all folks
The two give each other the thumbs up before Dag gets behind J and rolls him up from behind in a small package as the referee starts to go for the three count once more.
J kicks out quickly as the two men get up and J tries to go for a running clothesline. Only to be sidestepped by Dag as he goes for a reverse neck breaker.
Vinnie: Dag needs to learn to wash his hands after getting his hands on me!! Now I’m sure that J is smelling of him too!!
Dag stares at Safety Jermey before to Crazy J as he shrugs it off. He grabs J and lifts him up to his feet as he sets him up for a Body Slam. But J uses his weight to get Dag off balance. There J hits a Back to Back suplex as it drops Dag hard on the canvas as his head bounces off of it. J gets to his feet and celebrates the move before turning his attention back to Dag as he grabs him by the head and drags him over towards the corner before J sets him up for a running clothesline and drives him hard with the move. Dag holds on to the ropes, causing him to remain on his feet as J goes for the move once again. Only to have Dag to sidestep at the last moment. Causing J to hit sternum first into the turnbuckles before Dag grabs him from behind and spins him around before kicking him in the midsection and then sets him up for a Powerbomb.
Vinnie gets up from his seat as he watches J being lift up in the air and dropped hard on the canvas. Dag goes for the cover as the referee goes for the three count once more.
Referee: One!! Two!! Thre….
No!! We see Vinnie Jones quickly place the hand of Crazy J on the bottom rope before backing off as he stares at Dag, who cannot believe what just happened. Looking at the referee as he points out that the hand of J was on the ropes, Dag turns around and sees Vinnie Jones stand there. The Internet champion gets to the ropes as he starts to scream at Vinnie, who is taunting him to get to the outside as he gives Crazy J valuable time to recover. The referee starts to talk to get Dag back into the match when we suddenly see Safety Jeremy hand out safety helmets to the crowd as they all are starting to put them on.
Zach Davis: It’s a Safety Jeremy convention!!!
Freddy Whoa: Oh brother….
Dag sees the crowd starting to get into the Safety Jeremy thing when suddenly he turns around and is nailed by a spear from Crazy J. Who goes for the cover as the referee starts to go for the three count once more.
Referee: One!! Two!!
Dag puts his hand on the bottom rope, but gets pushed off the ropes by Vinnie as the ref doesn’t see it.
Freddy Whoa: Whoa!! Did J do it??
Zach Davis: The ref didn’t saw the hand on the ropes being pushed away!!!
The bell sounds.
Freddy Whoa: ZERO TOLERANCE STEALS IT! WE'VE GOT A NEW CHAMP!
Crazy J gets up and the ref hands him the belt. Dag is up and immediately gets in the ref's face, shoving him. Crazy J grabs the belt and drops out to celebrate with Vinnie!
Zach Davis: UNBELIEVABLE! Never in my wildest dreams would I think I should complain about Dag Riddik of all people being robbed, but...
Dag Riddik angrily starts digging into the ref's pockets. He yells out, but not before Dag pulls out his wallet. Dag goes through the wallet before finding a card - a card he pulls out and shows to the entire crowd.
Freddy Whoa: THAT REF WAS A CARD CARRYING LIBERAL!
Indeed, the ref has a card that states that he is a part of the WCF liberal establishment. Dag angrily spits on it and tosses it aside.
Freddy Whoa: I don't know what to say here. I don't exactly approve of Dag Riddik, but I can't say the ref was totally fair there, either?
Zach Davis: Controversy in WCF? Unbelievable!
Freddy Whoa: We've got one more Title match, can Zero Tolerance take another belt away from Pantheon!?
We go to a video package about the history between the two factions.
Television Title Match
Erik Black vs John Rabid
Death Trend Setta by Cross fade hits on the PA system as the lights go dark. A spotlight shines on the entrance stage as Erik walks out. He has a black towel over his face. He stops at the ramp and looks around before darting to the ring. He slides under the bottom rope and runs to the furthest turnbuckle. He climbs it. He does a black flip off of it while throwing the black towel into the crowd. He then simply waits for his opponent.
“Death Breath - Toxic Avenger Remix” by Bring Me The Horizon hits as a huge pyrotechnic barrage explodes around the jumbotron. As the smoke clears, we see John Rabid standing tall; arms out stretched as he spins on the spot. Rabid struts down the ramp, snarling and gnashing his teeth at a stray cameraman as John's name appears on a Slam Graphic. Meanwhile, Rabid's 'tron plays in the background; it's The Ripper hitting the Kingdom Destroyer on a cavalcade of doomed jobbers, this scene is intercut with footage of Lon Chaney in Tod Browning's "London After Midnight" (1927). Rabid reaches the ramp and climbs the turnbuckle, “smelling” the boo's from the crowd before taking off his black trench-coat and shades and waving his hapless opponent on with a cocky smirk on his face.
Zach Davis: This is the third of four Pantheon versus Zero Tolerance matches here tonight, and our last Title match of the evening.
Freddy Whoa: John Rabid won the Television Title over a month ago, and has defended it in a variety of matches, both singles and tag, but I'm not sure he's defended it against someone as determined as Erik Black.
The two men approach each other and put out their arms, circling each other, ready to tie up but not quite doing so. Eventually Black makes the move to rush in but Rabid kicks him in the stomach and puts him in a Headlock. Black shoves him off and into the ropes, as Rabid comes back Black drops him with a Shoulderblock. Black goes for an Elbow Drop but Rabid rolls away and gets to his feet. Rabid rushes Black but Black uses his momentum against him and throws him to the ropes, as Rabid comes back Black catches him with an Exploder towards the corner!
Zach Davis: First big move of the match!
Rabid stumbles up and Black rushes him with a Clothesline into the corner and then begins pummeling him with a series of knife edge chops and forearm shots to the face. Rabid tries to block but Black's onslaught is too fast. He then whips Rabid all the way across the ring to the opposite turnbuckle, Rabid hits it front first; Black lifts him up and places him onto the turnbuckle.
Freddy Whoa: Erik Black going high risk right off the bat...
Erik Black climbs up with him and grapples...
Zach Davis: SPIDER GERMAN SUPLEX!
Black is still perched on the top as Rabid lands, Rabid is in perfect position, Erik Black flies off with a Moonsault!
Freddy Whoa: ERIK BLACK WITH THE PIN!
Zach Davis: NEW CHAMP!
NO!, Rabid gets the shoulder up.
Freddy Whoa: We almost had the upset of the year there, almost had John Rabid practically squashed in under ten minutes!
Erik Black backs off and waits for Rabid to stand, he's chomping at the bit, ready to run at him. Rabid gets to his feet...
Zach Davis: BABAYAGA! SUPERMAN PUNCH!
NO!, Rabid catches Black as he jumps for the punch and hits a Snake Eyes into the turnbuckle! Black hits it face first and backs into a Backstabber by Rabid!
Freddy Whoa: The Champ is staying alive!
Rabid knows he's in trouble and Black knows he needs to keep up his offense, Black quickly struggles to his feet, but Rabid runs at him and hits a Spinning Heel Kick. Both men finally spend a few moments on the mat to rest.
Zach Davis: This is about more than the Television Title. This is about the turf war between Pantheon and Zero Tolerance that has been going on since Pantheon returned.
John Rabid is the first man to his feet, he grapples Erik Black from behind and hits a German. He keeps Black hooked, lifts him up, hits another. He keeps him hooked, lifts him up again..
Freddy Whoa: He's going for the hat trick!
No!, Black has it scouted and lands on his feet. He runs at Rabid and smashes him with a forearm to the back of the head, causing Rabid to fall forward onto his hands and knees. Black quickly hits the ropes and as he runs at Rabid he hits a Leg Drop across the neck of the Television Champion, taking him down to the mat. Black turns him over and pins him.
No!, Rabid gets the shoulder up.
Zach Davis: Erik Black has to prey the Television Title out of Rabid's cold, dead hands.... But I have a feeling that is exactly his plan.
Erik Black once again backs off and measures Rabid as Rabid stumbles up... Black runs..
Freddy Whoa: BABAYAGA!
NO!, Rabid is again able to sidestep it. John Rabid then rushes forward and hits a Chop Block, taking Black down to one knee. Rabid hits the ropes again and drops Black all the way down to the mat with a Fameasser!
Zach Davis: Rabid with the pin now..
No!, kickout by Black.
Freddy Whoa: John Rabid got taken aback by Black's early onslaught but if he manages to get momentum back on his side, that might be the end of Erik Black's Television Championship dreams.
John Rabid kicks Black a few times before climbing to the top.
Zach Davis: John Rabid may be a bit cocky here thinking Erik is hurt enough to go for a high risk move.. Will it pay off?
John Rabid flies!
Freddy Whoa: PHOENIX SPLASH!
NO!, Black gets the knees up! He grapples Rabid quickly and wraps him up in a Guillotine Choke.
Zach Davis: FADE TO BLACK! FADE TO BLACK LOCKED IN!
Rabid has that scouted and is able to shift his body and legs to the side, escaping!
Freddy Whoa: Who knew John Rabid had any of this kind of training? But he has escaped!
He holds his stomach from the earlier knee attack as he gets to his feet. Erik Black runs at him.
Zach Davis: BABAYAGA! SUPERMAN PUNCH CONNECTS!
Freddy Whoa: THIRD TIMES A CHARM!
Black jumps onto John Rabid's unconscious body and pins him, hooking the leg.
Zach Davis: NO! NO! JOHN RABID GETS HIS FOOT ON THE ROPES!
The crowd can't believe it!
Freddy Whoa: How in the hell!?
Black gets up, and he thinks he's won, until he realizes his music hasn't played. He turns to Rabid but Rabid is already up; Rabid runs at him.
Zach Davis: SHINING WIZARD!
Rabid pins Black.
Freddy Whoa: NO! Another kickout from the challenger!
Rabid rolls over, both men lay on the mat.
Crowd: THIS IS AWESOME! THIS IS AWESOME!
Rabid slowly gets to his feet and stomps angrily away at Erik Black. He lifts Erik up and hits a series of stiff forearm shots before throwing him to the ropes. Black leapfrogs over him, Rabid quickly turns and runs at Black... He hits his Running Crucifix..
Zach Davis: KINGDOM DESTROYER!
NO!, Black lifts Rabid as he hits the Running Crucifix and drops him with a Steiner Screwdriver!
Freddy Whoa: RABID'S HEAD AND NECK DRIVEN INTO THE MAT!
Zach Davis: After the early moments of this match where Black worked over that same area!, Erik Black goes right back to it and spikes Rabid!
The crowd comes alive as Erik Black climbs to the top turnbuckle one more time.
Freddy Whoa: John Rabid is in position....
Zach Davis: SHOOTING STAR LEG DROP!
Freddy Whoa: OVERLOAD OF AN UNBELIEVABLE EXPERIENCE!
NO! RABID ROLLS AWAY! Rabid keeps the momentum up and runs to the ropes, comes back...
Zach Davis: KINGDOM DESTROYER!
John Rabid pins Erik Black, hooking the leg.
Freddy Whoa: JOHN RABID WINS IT!
Zach Davis: What a match!
The bell sounds. John Rabid is handed the Television Title, which he clutches before rolling out of the ring and collapsing.
Freddy Whoa: I'd say this was his hardest Television Title defense to date. These two men took each other to the limit!
John Rabid backpeddles up the ramp, holding his Television Title close as we go to commercial.
Kevin Bishop/Mikey eXtreme vs FPV/Dion Necurat
The lights in the arena go black and a hush falls upon the fans when the tron lights up pure white. “Unholy Confessions” by Avenged Sevenfold blares over head and white strobes beam down on a group of people in black hoods and Plague doctor masks, as the lights beam down on them, the move away to reveal The Plague Kevin Bishop holding out his arms taking in the roar of the crowd. He wears his black studded leather vest and his hair drips wet as he shakes his head to the music. Kevin applies his wrist tape as he makes his way down the ramp with the fans reaching out to him. Towards the end of the ramp Kevin runs to the ring and slides in. He stands in the middle of the ring for a second with a grin on his face as he takes in the roaring of the crowd. Finally he lifts his arms and a barrage of sparks rain down onto him and the ring. He makes his way to the far corner and awaits his opponent.
The lights begin to slowly go off, section by section, until the arena is completely black. "Get Born Again" by Alice in Chains blares over the PA system as the lights on the stage begin to slowly flash on and off. Mikey eXtreme steps out onto the stage with his arms held out and his head titled back as he looks to the ceiling. Vidalia and Freakshow flank him as they make their way ringside.
Kyle Steel: Making his way down to the ring being accompanied by Vidalia and Freakshow, hailing from Brooklyn, New York and weighing in at 225 lbs, Mikey eXtreme!
Mikey ignores the fans trying to reach out to touch him. He throws the kendo stick into the ring and rolls under the bottom rope, crawling to the corner where he sits laughing and rocking back and forth. Freakshow circles the ring, staring at Mikey's opponent(s) as Vidalia whispers some kind of plan into Mikey's ear.
The lights dim to a blood red, as glitchy electronic noises fill the arena. Many suspect that "Ghosts n' Stuff" is about to play...until instead they get a snippet of multiple songs. First "You Know My Name," then "Mountain Song," "Ghosts 'n Stuff, "The Scott Pilgrim Anthem," and finally "Professional Griefers." This snippets play seemingly at random until all sound stops, and the lights go off completely, until three words pop up on the titantron, in big white letters.
"FRANK PATRICK VENABLE"
The crowd explodes in applause as "True North" hits the P.A and Frank Patrick Venable finally makes his entrance, dressed in a dark red hoodie and wrestling tights, ready for a fight. He runs down to the ring at an almost inhumane speed, sliding into the ring from underneath the bottom rope. He panders to the always appreciative crowd before removing his hoodie and entering his corner, waiting for the bell.
"Domination" by Symphony X begins to play throughout the Arena. "The Legion", 20 Centurion guards march down the aisle, lining up 10 on one side and 10 on the other leading down to the ring and stand at attention.
A quadriga of four Clydesdale horses pulling a chariot made of gold appears carrying "The Crimson Gladiator" Dion Necurat and makes its way down the aisle as if entering the Roman Colosseum ready to do battle and circles the ring and stops.
As Dion enters the ring, the quadriga of four Clydesdale horses pulling a chariot made of gold makes its way back up the aisle and disappears followed by The Legion.
"The Crimson Gladiator" Dion Necurat, standing in the middle of the ring, drawing a Gladius from the hip and starts banging the hilt against a custom made Vibranium/steel alloy Spartan shield calling out his opponent to engage him into a fight to the death.
Dion's fans stand in unison to cheer their warrior as gold coins in Dion Necurat's likeness rains down on him in the center of the ring. He looks out to his fans, who give Dion the thumbs up and gives his opponent the thumbs down, meaning "Death!"
Dion raises both arms holding the Gladius and custom made Spartan shield wide out over his head in praise to the crowd and let's out a Gladiator bloodcurdling scream.
Zach Davis: This match has a big fight feel, Freddy!
Freddy Whoa: Why is that?
FPV has started the match for his team, and Kevin Bishop for his.
Zach Davis: Listen to these fans! One half chanting WCF, the other half chanting-
Freddy Whoa: Shhh. Seth told us we're not allowed to talk about that.
Zach Davis: Oh yeah...
Bishop smirks at his former partner FPV as the two circle each other and tie up.
Freddy Whoa: Here we go!
FPV gains the early advantage and pushes Bishop into a neutral corner. The referee gets in between them and calls for a clean break; FPV obliges. The two tie up again and after a struggle Bishop switches behind FPV and takes him down to the mat. He goes to put him in a Side Headlock but FPV rolls away. Both men to their feet now, Bishop runs at Frank and gets an Arm Drag. Both men to their feet again, this time Bishop runs straight into a Standing Dropkick. FPV goes for a pin, Bishop kicks out immediately. Both men to their feet again, FPV runs right into an Exploder Suplex!, but quickly wills himself back to his feet. Bishop is up too and FPV is groggy, Bishop lifts him for a Snap Brainbuster but FPV knees him in the head on the way up; FPV then shifts his weight and lands behind Bishop. He hits a quick Half Nelson Slam!, following up with a knee drop. FPV stands tall.
Zach Davis: What a series of hard hitting moves to start this thing off!
FPV holds his head in pain from the Exploder Suplex and tags in Dionysus. Dion measures Bishop as Bishop stumbles to his feet.
Freddy Whoa: Clothesline to the former People's Champion! And another!
During the third Clothesline attempt, Bishop ducks it and grapples Dion from behind, firing off a quick Snap German Suplex. Bishop then stumbles to his corner and tags in Mikey eXtreme.
Zach Davis: Mikey eXtreme got the pin in last week's matchup, and I'm sure Dionysus hasn't forgotten that. He doesn't intend to let it happen again!
Mikey runs at Dionysus as he's stumbling up and hits a quick Shining Wizard!, he then quickly goes for a pin.
No!, Dion shoots his shoulder up. Mikey follows up by slowing down the pace and putting Dion into a Single Leg Crab.
Freddy Whoa: Tonight is the go-home show to Aftermath, the finale of the Trilogy Cup Tournament.... Where Dion Necurat has the single biggest match of his career. He can't risk any kind of injury here, no matter how minor; he may be forced to tap out.
Zach Davis: To be fair, everyone in this match is in a similar situation... FPV, our reigning World Champion, faces a very determined Jared Holmes. Mikey eXtreme gets a Hardcore Title shot. And Kevin Bishop will almost assuredly be defending the People's Title.
Dion Necurat yells out in pain but is fresh enough to crawl fairly quickly to the ropes; he's able to reach them before suffering any risk of injury. Mikey releases the hold but lifts Dion to his feet, hitting him with a stiff series of forearms as he does. He sends Dion to the ropes and catches him with a Scoop Slam as he comes back. He follows that up by running to the ropes and coming back with a Leg Drop. He goes for another pin.
And another kickout from Dion.
Freddy Whoa: A lot to prove here for all men involved. This isn't going to be an easy match to finish.
Mikey tags Bishop back into the match. Bishop enters and stomps away at Dion several times before lifting him to his feet. He throws him into a neutral corner and then charges at him.
Zach Davis: Dion gets the leg up!
But no!, Bishop stops in his tracks and is able to catch Dion's leg. He pulls Dion into the center of the ring and then hits a vicious Dragonscrew Legwhip.
Freddy Whoa: That's the same leg Mikey targeted earlier!
Dion holds his leg in pain and Bishop stomps on it a few times before lifting him up; Dion is clearly favoring the leg now. Bishop throws him to the ropes.
Zach Davis: Uh oh, he's in position..
He hits his Cast Out trademark move, ending with Dion being tied up into an Elevated Single Leg Crab!
Freddy Whoa: CAST OUT!
Dion yells out in pain even moreso than last time, clawing towards the ropes, but with less energy than before; Bishop works to keep him in the center of the ring.
Zach Davis: You have the biggest match of your career next week, Dion, come on!
He inches towards the rope, making some headway, Bishop still fighting to hold him back..
Crowd: KEV-IN BISH-OP!
Crowd: KEV-IN BISH-OP!
Freddy Whoa: Come on, Dion!
Dion lunges one last time...
Zach Davis: He makes it!
The crowd pops as Dion grabs onto the bottom rope! The ref yells at Bishop to release the hold, and Bishop waits until the last second to do so. Once he does, he pulls Dion back into the middle of the ring and then measures him, waiting for him to get up...
Freddy Whoa: Bishop is going to finish this match off!
Bishop runs to the ropes, Springboards-
Zach Davis: CUTTER! DION HITS A CUTTER!
Dion reverses the Black Death into a Cutter! He pins Bishop!
NO!, Bishop kicks out!
Freddy Whoa: DAMN! He almost had him!
The fans pop as both men lay on the mat, catching their breath. Both crawl towards their respective corners looking to make tags...
Zach Davis: Who will make it first?
Both men make hot tags at once! Mikey and FPV enter the ring at once and both run at each other!
Freddy Whoa: X MARKS THE SPOT!
Zach Davis: BOOM! HEADSHOT!
Both men hit their respective Superkicks at once!, turning each other around and both falling to the mat.
Freddy Whoa: They may be out, Zach!
Indeed, neither man is stirring and the ref begins a count.
Zach Davis: Come on, guys!
Freddy Whoa: They're both showing signs of movement!
Zach Davis: Who will get up first?
Freddy Whoa: They're both up!
They're wobbly but they're both to their feet. Mikey goes for another X Marks the Spot but this one is sloppy and FPV is able to duck it. He puts Mikey into a Cobra Clutch and then hits a Bulldog. Slowly but surely FPV begins climbing to the top.
Zach Davis: What does the Champ have in mind here?
FPV gets up... no!, Mikey dives onto the top rope, causing FPV to crotch himself. Mikey climbs up with him.
Freddy Whoa: Mikey eXtreme going high risk.. As he always seems to do!
Mikey takes FPV down with a Superplex! Mikey stumbles away and tags in Kevin Bishop!
Zach Davis: Bishop Springboards in again, BLACK DEATH!
No!, FPV has it scouted - which Bishop recognizes and adjusts himself mid air, landing on his feet and rolling through. Both men face each other.
Freddy Whoa: FPV with the inside cradle pin!
Zach Davis: No!, Bishop shifts his weight and he's pinning FPV now!
Freddy Whoa: Wait, Zach, it seems to me FPV had Bishop's shoulders down!
Zach Davis: No... I'm pretty sure Bishop had the reversal and had the pin on FPV there.
Freddy Whoa: Let's go to Kyle!
Both FPV and Bishop are up, both thinking they've won the match. Kyle Steel gets the mic.
Kyle Steel: As a result of a DOUBLE PIN, this match has been declared a NO CONTEST!
The fans begin to boo.
Zach Davis: Well... I guess we were both right!
Freddy Whoa: FPV and Bishop just pinned each other! Guess we'll never know which one is better!
FPV walks to the back, and Kevin Bishop stands alone in the ring.
Zach Davis: Well-
WAIT! A figure in a Jason Voorhees mask, the same one from last week, hops the barricade and slides into the ring, steel chair in hand. He smacks Bishop. And he goes down. The figure continues to hit him. Again and again.
Midway up the ramp, FPV stops. He looks back to the ring, watching Kevin Bishop continue to get decimated.
Zach Davis: FRANK SAVE HIM!!
But the world champion just shakes his head and walks the the back, leaving Bishop to the beatdown.
Meanwhile, in the ring, Kevin tries to get up. However, the figure runs at him and sends him down with a knee.
Zach Davis: Wait a minute… that move looks familiar...
The figure stands above a battered Kevin Bishop yet again. This time is different.
The figure starts digging in his pockets. And he pulls out a pack of Chips Ahoy cookies.
He rips open the pack and sends five cookies to the mat.
He gets on his knees and picks up the cookies, before jamming them in Kevin Bishop's mouth.
Zach Davis: CUT TO FUCKING COMMERCIAL! THIS IS RIDICULOUS!?
Freddy Whoa: We're back from commercial and...What....what the hell is in the ring?
Zach Davis: I'm not sure Freddy. It appears to be some type of robot?
Freddy Whoa: Wait...is that...is that JEEVES?! THE CAPTAIN's missing robot butler?
Zach Davis: What the hell are you talking about? Is this happening because Bonnie Blue popped back up?
Freddy Whoa: I'm not sure but that's definitely Jeeves, CAPTAIN's robot man-servant and it's got a giant red bow on it.
Zach Davis: And here comes THE CAPTAIN!
Like a child on Christmas morning, Cap is sprinting down the ramp toward his robot-friend as the crowd pops for their WCF Tag Team Champion. He slides under the bottom rope and rushes to his friend, embracing him and--
Freddy Whoa: WHOA! WHOA WHOA WHOA! THAT ROBOT JUST EXPLODED!
There was a tremendous BOOM and a burst of flame as the crowd gasps their collective surprise and CAPTAIN goes stumbling backwards to the mat. Parts of Cap's mask and suit are singed but there appears to be no serious damage done to the tag champion. The same, however, cannot be said of Jeeves the robot who is in flames in the middle of the ring. A few EMTs rush the ring with fire hydrants as THE CAPTAIN crawls over to his fallen friend on his hands and knees, eyes welled with tears. Suddenly the sample from Battle Without Honor blasts through the arena and out step Ethan King and Steven Singh; Captain snaps his attention to them. They can barely contain themselves, laughing and cavorting their way to the top of the ramp as the tag champ slides out of the ring and sprints toward them. Just as Singh raises the microphone to his mouth, THE CAPTAIN, with his mask and suit blackened in spots and missing in others from the explosion, absolutely FLOORS Singh with a Big Boot.
Zach Davis: BOOM! from THE CAPTAIN! He's all over Singh! But Ethan King is having none of it as he punts THE CAPTAIN in the back of the head rolling him off his Everest stablemate.
King peppers Cap with rights on the ground as Singh regains his bearings and barks at King to set up Cap for that spiked piledriver.
Zach Davis: Oh come on, not this on the ramp....King lifts Cap into the air and Singh grabs his feet...
Freddy Whoa: NO! IT'S JOHN RABID AND HIS TRUSTY CRICKET BAT!
Rabid clipped Singh just enough from behind and then popped Ethan King with a superkick right under the chin. The crowd roars as Rabid saves Cap and helps him back to his feet. Quickly though, Everest recovers and is back at it with the Tag Team Champions. All four men are brawling on the ramp when "Master of Puppets" overtakes the raucous crowd and Seth Lerch appears on the ramp.
Seth Lerch: That's it! Knock it off!
The four men shove off each other, jawing and pointing fingers; Rabid even holding the extremely emotional CAPTAIN back ever so slightly.
Seth Lerch: That's enough from you four; this shit is taking over half my show every week, I've had it. You settle this next week at Aftermath in a Tag Team Title match.
The crowd pops.
Seth Lerch: In a TLC Tag Team Title match!
The crowd roars and the four men seem satisfied for now. Singh smirks at his ex partner and mouths "You're welcome" while nodding toward the scrap metal previously known as Jeeves. Everest heads up the ramp, still jawing at the tag champs who turn away from them and turn toward the crowd for a moment. Rabid raises his bat as CAP strikes a superhero pose and the crowd shows their love.
Freddy Whoa: What a match! Tag Title TLC match at Aftermath! Rabid and THE CAPTAIN against Everest!
Zach Davis: This HAS to be the last chapter in the Cap 'n Crook story! How is it going to end?!
Freddy Whoa: Well if tonight is any indication...it's going out with a bang!
Salem Shepard vs Jared Holmes
The scene unloads on the packed Sunday Night Slam arena.
Zach Davis: What an amazing episode of Slam it's been this week, and it's only going to get better.
Freddy Whoa: It's time for our main event!
Zach Davis: It was announced earlier this week that Salem Shepard of Zero Tolerance infamy was being released from his white collar jail cell to face none other than the number one contender for the WCF Heavyweight Championship – Jared Holmes.
Freddy Whoa: Is – is that real? You can do that?
Zach Davis: Zero Tolerance have friends in high places. Rumor mills are Jared paid off the pen to allow Salem out, all so he could /quote /unquote “beat his ass so hard, Salem would be taking his bong hits through a hole in his throat”. Paraphrasing, of course.
The lights in the arena go out as red lights and fog cover the ramp. “Grazen Image” by Zack Hemsey plays for several moments as he makes the crowd wait. Salem comes out with a sick smile on his face, eyes wide, paying no attention to the fans as he walks to the ring.
Zach Davis: Salem is a man on a mission tonight, he wants to send a message to Pantheon and the rest of the WCF.
Freddy Whoa: Which is?
Zach Davis: Listen. Watch. I won't be ignored.
"The Ballad of Maxwell Demon" by Shudder to Think hits the PA as the lights go dim in the arena. A golden Eye of Horus lights up the jumbotron as "#AllHail6ixGod" appears beneath in gold lettering. A single stage light hits the center of the ramp as the music swells and booing from the crowd reaches a fever pitch. From the curtain steps Jared Holmes dressed in a full-face mirror ball mask topped with a diamond encrusted crown of thorns and long navy wool coat with gold accents, Thursday by his side.
Kyle Steel: Making his way to the ring, from Hollywood, California. Weighing in at two-hundred and fifteen pounds.... "THE SIX GOD" JARED HOLMES!
Jared steps into the spotlight, the mirror ball mask reflecting the light in a dazzling display of colors. His hands slowly raise from his sides into the air as sparks descend from the ceiling. Bringing his arms down swiftly, he continues down the ramp, his eyes concealed behind the mask but undoubtedly on the ring. The posse moves with purpose, and upon reaching the bottom of the ring, Jared ascends the stairs and steps between the ropes. His hand coming to the back of his head, he removes the mask and raises it in the air to a chorus of boos.
Freddy Whoa: Jared taking his rightful spot as the number one contender to the World Heavyweight Championship; some say it's been too long.
Zach Davis: Jared Holmes is enigmatic; every move he makes has purpose. Salem is a wrench in his place. He has to silence any naysayers to his throne.
Freddy Whoa: And Salem drew the short straw?
Zach Davis: It's up to Jared Holmes and Jared Holmes only to prove it.
The two competitors begin to circle each other as the ref calls for the bell.
Ding! Ding! Ding!
The match opens with a glorious bout of chain wrestling reserved for this unusually smarky crowd. The display quells the blood hounds as Jared lands a quick uppercut to Salem, knocking him backwards into the ropes. A quick irish whip sends Salem bouncing back, Jared falls to the mat, back to his feet, LEAPFROG, a quick heel kick, but Salem ducks underneath. Salem comes bounding back with a dropkick, knocking Jared to his back. Salem lifts Jared to his feet and tosses him into the turnbuckle.
Zach Davis: Advantageous position!
Freddy Whoa: But Salem weasels out!
Salem slides through and goes for a drop suplex, but Jared rolls through and lands on his feet. A quick enziguiri attempts to drop Salem, but Salem dips out of the way and comes back with a rolling knee of his own, but Jared sideswipes it and climbs to his feet. The two lock up and vie for position, but Salem takes a quick advantage via an elbow to the chops. The shot rocks Jared and Salem drops him with the back suplex that eluded him earlier. He bounces off the ropes and drives his knee into Jared's throat, digging it in further as he hits the mat.
Zach Davis: Jared's going to feel that!
Freddy Whoa: Salem taking an early match advantag that Jared's going to have to fight out of!
Jared lifts Salem's knee off his throat, and Salem uses Jared's momentary recovery to taunt to the crowd, hitting em with a gnarled catchphrase. Jared recovers quicker than Salem anticipates and Salem turns around to get met with a gut kick, doubling him over as Jared drives his knee directly into the temple of Shepard, knocking him over to the mat. Jared rolls over him for a quick pin, but Shep swiftly escapes and climbs to his feet.
Zach Davis: They're locking up now!
The two attempt to gain the upperhand again, going through a series of grappling reversals before Salem lifts Jared into a powerbomb...but Jared catches his legs around Salem's head and converts it into a hurricanrana, sending Salem reeling across the mat and rolling under the bottom rope. Salem barely lands on his feet as Jared climbs to his and taunts the crowd again. Salem doesn't take too kindly to this and rushes back into the ring, only to be met with a rebound baseball slide, knocking him right back out of the ring.
Zach Davis: Even through the face paint, you can see he's seething red!
Freddy Whoa: It looks like the number one contender may have his number now!
Jared motions for Salem to climb back into the ring, even backing up to allow him space to actually get in. Salem is starting to see red now as he climbs back into the ring and rushes Jared...but Jared drops the top rope, sending Salem flying over the top rope and back out to the ringside area. Salem lands on his feet outside once again, slamming his fists into the ring apron as he does. He quickly lunges into the ring again and meets Jared in the middle. He takes two quick swings at Jared, who swiftly dodges both, then drops Salem to the mat with a drop toe hold. Salem rolls through and back out under the bottom rope.
Zach Davis: Jared absolutely sneering. He doesn't want to fight Salem...he wants to embarrass him!
Freddy Whoa: It might be working...Salem looks agitated!
Jared continues sneering to the crowd, working them into a frenzy...just as he turns around to eat a springboard dropkick from Salem Shepard to a sound pop from the raucous crowd!
Zach Davis: Uh oh! Salem is feeling his oats now!
Freddy Whoa: He's climbign to the top turnbuckle!
Zach Davis: MOONglorious!...
But Jared rolls out of the way and Salem eats the brunt of his own maneuver, crumpling to a small mass on the ground. Jared seizes the opportunity and dives onto Salem, pounding his fists into any inch of his skin he can find. Salem does his best to block it, eventually driving his knuckle into Jared's throat and rolling him over monkey flip style. Jared hits hard on his back and rolls away as Salem climbs to his feet. He rushes towards Jared...but eats an STO right into the turnbuckle. He bounds away as Jared hits him with a gut kick, positioning him for the Dolphin Driver...
Zach Davis: He flips...
But Salem rolls through and drops Jared with a Samoan drop, shaking the ring with the impact.
Zach Davis: I felt that out here!
Freddy Whoa: Salem looking for it again!
Salem climbs the turnbuckle.
Zach Davis: MOONglorious!...
Freddy Whoa: It sticks.
Salem rolls over and covers Jared.
Zach Davis: NO!
Freddy Whoa: Shoulder up at the last millisecond!
Zach Davis: That one surprised the 6ix God!
Salem quickly argues with the ref that it was – in fact – a three count. He high fives himself three times and holds up three fingers to drive the point in, but the referee reassures him that it was actually a two count. The whole fucking bit. Jared starts climbing to his feet, but Salem catches him moving out of the corner of his eye. He pushes Jared into the turnbuckle and climbs up, starting in with the ten punch countalong and the crowd drinks it in like hard liquor.
But Jared catches the last punch and pushes Salem off, right under his gut. Salem hits the mat hard as Jared climbs to the second turnbuckle, leaning off with a spinning heel kick that drives directly into Salem's face. Salem quickly back to his feet, but Jared bounces off the ropes with a forearm punch, rocking Shepard! Shepard back to his feet again just to eat another forearm! The Hammerhead Blitz continues for one last measure...but Salem catches Jared around the midsection and delivers a Belly to Belly suplex to Jared that rocks his world.
Zach Davis: Jared rolling back to his feet now.
Freddy Whoa: Salem with a gut kick!
Salem lifts Jared off the ground into a suplex.
Zach Davis: He's calling it out; NIGHTMAREZ!
Freddy Whoa: …
Jared rolls through and shatters Salem's world with a Dolphin Driver. He keeps Salem's legs hooked for the pinfall.
Zach Davis: …
Ding! Ding! Ding!
Zach Davis: Jared's done it! The number one contender prevails tonight on his road to the championship!
Freddy Whoa: In decisive fashion, #beachkrew shuts down Zero Tolerance once again!
Zach Davis: It was a match Salem wanted, but it definitely wasn't the outcome he predicted! Jared Holmes standing tall in the ring as police show up ringside to escort Salem Shepard backstage and remand him in custody.
Jared waves goodbye at Salem as he celebrates his victory, nursing his body from the taxing encounter he had went through.
Freddy Whoa: One week from now, Jared Holmes gets his WCF World Title shot at Aftermath. One year ago, he earned his World Title shot at the very same PPV.
Zach Davis: I can't wait.
Slam fades to commercial.