Seth Lerch/Corey Black Segment
Johnny Reb vs Ryan Daniels vs Triangle
Seth Lerch/Torture Segment
Seth Lerch vs Jayson Stasiak
Shane Spain vs Tank Reaper
US Title: Chris Avery vs Mikami
Tank Reaper Segment
Seth Lerch/Dake Ken Segment
Skyler Striker vs Jack of Blades
Seth Lerch/Logan Segment
World Title/WCF Control: Torture/Corey Black/Logan/Dake Ken vs The Dark Side
Wrong by Depeche Mode hits, and Explosion is on the air! Pyro explodes and people hold up their signs for one of WCF's biggest PPVs of the year.
Zach Davis: Welcome to Explosion! What a huge night we have ahead of us.
Shannan Lerch: I'm Shannan Lerch, here with Zach and Mr. Jackson.
Luscious Jackson: Please, call me Luscious.
Zach Davis: Fans, I don't think I need to explain to you our main event tonight. We have four of WCF's biggest names ever competing against the most dominant stable to ever control this federation.
Shannan Lerch: Torture, Corey Black, Logan, and Dake Ken. Taking on The Dark Side.
Luscious Jackson: Hell in a Cell style, too. For all the marbles.
Zach Davis: The Dark Side wins, Gravedigger gets the World Title and WCF goes bankrupt very, very soon. Seth wins and he gets the company back.
Shannan Lerch: Seth may have an all star team, but the problem is that Corey Black can't get along with anyone.
Luscious Jackson: Besides your obvious hate for Corey Black, you're right in that this team can't get along. This is going to be a big handicap to overcome, though they definitely have the same goal: eliminate the Dark Side.
Zach Davis: We also have one more match between Skyler Striker and Jack of Blades.
Shannan Lerch: I don't even know if I can comment on this one. I don't understand what's going on. Striker is Blades, Blades is Striker... confusing.
Luscious Jackson: Gonna be a hell of a match either way, though.
Zach Davis: We have a US Title match between Chris Avery and Mikami. Mikami granted Avery the match after he was repeatedly denied it by Gravedigger, so that's good, I guess.
Shannan Lerch: Mikami speaks a lot of honor and everything, but really, who is controlling him? It seemed like someone called him off attacking Logan a few weeks ago.
Luscious Jackson: Actually, I thought you were behind that.
Zach Davis: Seth Lerch will battle the brains behind the Dark Side, Jayson Stasiak, for the advantage in the main event. Very critical matchup.
Shannan Lerch: And interestingly, we have Johnny Reb vs Ryan Daniels vs... Triangle. One on One on Three.
Luscious Jackson: One on One on Three? I saw that porno, "Shannan, Logan, and the Three Dwarves" they called it.
Zach Davis: Come on, come on. Let's get to the show.
Seth Lerch/Corey Black Segment
We open backstage as Seth Lerch and Corey Black are walking through the hallways, carrying their bags.
Seth Lerch: You ready tonight?
Corey Black: Of course I am.
Seth Lerch: Look, Corey, I need to talk strategy here. I don't think you're going to like it, and I know when I came to you with this idea, you wanted to be captain of the team. And I know you wanted to enter the match first.
Seth Lerch: But I don't think that's what I want to do. I trust you more than anyone else in this match, so I'm asking you a favor: be the last man in. I want to save the best for last, and I know I can count on you to get the job done.
Corey Black: Well....
Corey thinks about it for a second.
Corey Black: Eh, it'd be better than being stuck in there with Logan for longer than I have to. You got it.
Seth smiles and nods, and the two continue through the halls.
Johnny Reb vs Ryan Daniels vs Triangle
Teardrop by Massive Attack starts off smooth and slow. The Arena goes black with a light shade of blue smoke rising above the ramp, the stage, and the sell-out crowd in attendance. Matroshka and the rest of Triangle make their way to the ring while fireworks go off. They stand in the ring.
Zach Davis: The three of them will fight two other teams.
Shannan Lerch: Except the two other teams only have one person each. Imagine that.
The opening chords of "Bad Company" by Bad Company filter through the arena. The stage and the surrounding area go dark. As the actual lyrics begin, blue lights illuminate a figure dressed in a grey Confederate frock coat and an officer's slouch hat. Johnny Reb slides in when Triangle begins to beat him down!
Luscious Jackson: Yeah boy!
Zach Davis: Triangle is not waiting on this one!
Tanbark picks up Johnny Reb and powerbombs him down onto the mat! Matroshka is telling them to calm down and wait for the other opponent. The wild juices are flowing and Tanbark grabs Matroshka and throws over the ropes!
Welcome to Hollywood, may all your dreams come true. The suspenceful tone of the intro plays as the violins set the lets to flicker red. "WE MUST SURVIVE!" Guitars hits and the crowd is on their feet and pyro rains down on the entrance ramp and Ryan Daniels emerges from the back with a random T-shirt on and he stands underneath the pyro, his head bowed as the intro continues to play. After it finishes the pyro stops and Ryan walks down the ramp and slides into the ring. Ryan punches at Tanbark and then clotheslines them down, then Sanzen gets a beatdown of his own, then Ryan Daniels throws the shirt off into the crowd and then throws Sanzen over the top rope! Apollo attacks Daniels from behind and traps him in the corner. Tanbark goes to help but Reb turns Tanbark around and begins punching away! Reb throws Tanbark to the corner and hits a running spear! Apollo throws Daniels to the other corner but when Apollo runs, Daniels ducks the clothesline and hits one of his own sending Apollo outside of the ring! The ref rings the bell!
Zach Davis: The match has officially started!
Daniels picks up Tanbark and hits a snap suplex. The ref begins to count but Reb picks up Daniels and then pins Tanbark. The ref goes to count when Sanzen breaks the count and clotheslines Daniels over the top rope to the outside! Matroshka gets up and begins to argue with Apollo. "What do you want me to do Matroshka? We're fighters now! This is what we do! I mean, come on baby! You don't have to be so uptight!" Apollo slides back in and picks up Reb and hits a few suplexes before taunting to the crowd. Apollo picks up Reb and throws him into the corner. Apollo grabs Tanbark and throws Tanbark into the corner, but Reb sidesteps and Tanbark hits the corner chest first and stays put. Apollo runs but Reb ducks that and Apollo runs right into Tanbark. Apollo stumbles backwards into Rebs arms. Tanbark stumbles backwards into the other arm of Reb. Reb then hits a massive-feat of back suplexing both Tanbark and Apollo! Reb covers Apollo.
Zach Davis: Oh! Ryan Daniels makes the save by pulling out the ref!
Daniels slides in along with the ref and Daniels picks up Tanbark and hits a huge DDT. Reb shoves Daniels out of the ring and makes the cover! One! Two! Kickout. Daniels slides back in and grabs Reb and throws him thorugh the ropes and picks up Tanbark and hits a stiff brainbuster. Apollo runs at Daniels but Daniels flips him over the ropes and Apollo crashes on Sanzen Haze. Matroshka tries to help up Sanzen and Apollo but both men are so mad they just shove her out of the way. Reb slides in and turns Daniels around and both men go face to face! Apollo slides in but gets a huge right hand from Daniels sending him to the mat. Sanzen slides in and runs but gets a huge left hand from Reb sending him to the mat. Both men stand in the center of the ring going face to face with the team of Triangle laying around them.
Shannan Lerch: Look at that carnage!
Luscious Jackson: Daniels and Reb make a pretty good team.
Zach Davis: Oh but you can feel the hate!
Daniels picks up Apollo and hits a stif clothesline. Reb picks up Sanzen Haze and hits a stiffer clothesline. Reb picks up Tanbark and nails a backbreaker! Reb picks up Apollo and hits a larger than life backbreaker. The crowd is cheering for the both of them who are trying to out do each other. Daniels grabs Apollo and throws him over the top rope. Reb picks up Tanbark and throws him over the top rope. Daniels picks up Sanzen and tries to throw him over the top rope but Reb stops him. Reb grabs Sanzen and runs to toss him over the top rope but Reb is stopped by Daniels. Daniels grabs Sanzen and picks him up to drop him over the top rope but Reb takes Sanzen right out of the arms of Daniels to throw him over the top rope. Daniels pulls on Sanzen while Reb pulls on the legs of Sanzen.
Zach Davis: A tug of war? What the hell?
Daniels and Reb look around.. then both count to three and toss Sanzen over the top rope together. Sanzen crashes on top of Tanbark and Apollo! The crowd cheers and laughs. Daniels and Reb go back to face to face arguing and what not when Daniels strikes first right a right hand but with no rythm at all, Daniels and Reb begin punching away at each other as if it's going out of style. Both men go around the ring on their feet just giving punch after punch when Daniels ducks and Reb swings and nails the ref in the face sending the ref to the mat and to the outside of the ring. Reb is shocked, he turns around and Daniels hits a stiff sidekick!
Shannan Lerch: Angel's Pain!
Zach Davis: There isn't a ref though!
Daniels looks around when he notices Tanbark in the ring. Daniels picks up Tanbark and hits a sidewalk slam, then picks up his legs for the sharpshooter. Daniels turns Tanbark right into it, and the submission is locked on! Matroshka is again arguing with the 'leader' of Triangle; Apollo. Apollo is repeatedly telling her to shut up when Sanzen gets into the ring and knocks Daniels down to the mat. Sanzen picks up Daniels and goes for a DDT, but Daniels flips Sanzen into a nothernlights suplex! Daniels grabs his legs and turns him right into another sharpshooter! Apollo and Matroshka still arguing. Matroshka now apparently pissing off Apollo so he slaps her across the face. Matroshka kneels down holding her face in pain. Apollo slides in but Daniels clotheslines him right back over the top rope to the outside. He turns around grabs Tanbark and hits Cruel Intentions! Apollo is on the outside of the ring when Matroshka picks up a steel chair, folds it, then smashes it right into Apollos throat!
Shannan Lerch: He's the lead singer! That's not good!
Apollo is in pain now bleeding from his throat spitting up blood. Sanzen rolls out and is asking what the hell is going on. Matroshka sends the chair right to Haze' forehead sending him right down to the mat! She slams the chair down on his hand, instantly breaking it! The crowd cheers for her! Daniels, inside the ring, picks up Tanbark and hits another Cruel Intentions and slides out of the other side of the ring to pick up the ref. Daniels slides in with the ref and pins Tanbark. One! Two! Reb stops the pin fall! Reb picks up Daniels and hits a backbreaker/sidewalk slam. Matroshka slides in Sanzen Haze and tells Daniels and Reb to dispose of them! The crowd cheers as it seems Matroshka is no longer with Triangle. Reb picks up Sanzen Haze and clotheslines him down. Johnny Reb goes to the top rope and hits the Southern Star right on Sanzen Haze! Tanbark starts to get up so Reb reverses-frankensteiners him right back down to the mat and makes the pin! Right when Reb makes the pin, Daniels puts an arm over Sanzen Haze.
DING DING DING!
Zach Davis: Johnny Reb wins!
Shannan Lerch: You mean Ryan Daniels!
Luscious Jackson: Look at dat replay yo.
Replay shows Ryan Daniels and Johnny Reb making the pin at the same time, the ref counted the three and waits for the official call. The ref picks up the arm of Reb AND Daniels.
Zach Davis: They both win? That's weird?
Shannan Lerch: They don't seem to like it either.
Daniels begins to argue with Reb when they both leave the ring and head up the ramp. Matroshka slides in with a chair and swings it straight down on to Tanbarks head! She picks up the chair and slams it back down on Sanzens head! Apollo is getting checked out by local staff and WCF officials as all three of Triangle is bleeding. Matroshka spits on them and flips them off and leaves the ring.
Shannan Lerch: Might be the last time we see Triangle.
Zach Davis: Matroshka is one crazy, sexy.... sexy...
Shannan Lerch: You okay there?
Zach Davis: Sexy...
Luscious Jackson: Yo dawg!
Zach Davis: She is crazy!
Shannan Lerch: Oh jesus Zach.
Seth Lerch/Torture Segment
Torture and Chris Avery are in the back, discussing something we can't hear. And without hesitation, Seth and Corey walk right up to them. The crowd cheers, and tension fills the air. Corey and Torture stare each other straight in the eye.
Zach Davis: Corey Black and Torture face to face... we know these men hate each other, we know this team is dysfunctional.
Seth steps between them, but the two men keep their eyes locked.
Seth Lerch: Torture, I'm not here for a confrontation. I know you, I know you're focused, I know you're going into this match to win. Corey, back off.
Corey indeed backs up, diverting his attention to Chris Avery, who looks quite unhappy.
Seth Lerch: Torture, you are the WCF World Champion. You are the best in the federation, and you prove it each time you step in the ring. What I need from you.... is to be the first man in tonight. I want you to start the match, because I know you can go the distance. Dake, I don't know about ring rust. And you know Logan's limitations. But you, Torture, I know you can do it.
Torture: Listen, Seth. I didn't ask to be put in this position and I sure as hell didn't ask to be on your team. But you're right. I'm Torture, I'm the World Champ, and I'm a WINNER. You've got a deal.
Seth smiles and begins to walk away, but Tort stops him and grabs him by the arm. Seth turns back around.
Torture: But Seth, listen. Listen to me. If anyone on this team so much as double crosses me, looks at me the wrong way, there will be hell to pay. Logan, Dake Ken, Corey Black, anyone. And Seth, after this is all over? You owe me.
Seth and Torture look each other in the eye for a moment before Seth and Corey leave.
Seth Lerch: Alright, I've gotta get ready for my match. I'll meet up with you later.
Corey Black: See you later tonight.
Seth and Corey nod at each other and head their seperate ways.
For The Advantage In The Explosion Match
Seth Lerch vs Jayson Stasiak
"Dig" by Mudvayne hits the speakers as Jayson Stasiak makes his way out from the back with Mike D not far behind. The crowd is booing loudly.
Zach Davis: Well no surprise to see that The Dark Side is not taking any chances on this one. They definitely want to make sure that they get the advantage going into the Explosion match later tonight.
Shannan Lerch: Well maybe Seth can somehow squeeze out the win.
Zach Davis: Well, with the self-proclaimed "Harbinger of Pain" Mike D in his corner, things are looking really good for Jayson Stasiak of The Dark Side.
Jayson makes his way down the ramp and climbs up the ring steps. Mike D walks around to the opposite side of the ring from the ramp. Jayson poses on the turnbuckles, taunting the crowd. He turns around as "Master of Puppets" by Metallica starts playing. Seth Lerch steps out from the back and the crowd goes crazy. Seth smiles out at the crowd and then gets serious as he looks at Jayson Stasiak in the ring. Seth suddenly bolts towards the ring and slides in. Jayson runs over to attack him, but Seth pulls his legs out from under him in a take down move and starts hammering Jayson with rights.
Shannan Lerch: YES!! Get him Seth! Beat the hell out of that little twerp!
Zach Davis: Seth Lerch pounding away at Jayson.
Jayson finally is able to shove Seth off. Seth runs and bounces off the ropes, Jayson ducks and Seth leaps over him. Mike D turns sideways and holds his arm out, catching Seth's foot and causing him to hit the mat face first. Mike D looks over surprised as the crowd starts booing. The referee runs over and starts yelling at Mike D who tries to play innocent.
Zach Davis: Wow, that took like no time at all for Mike D to stick his nose where it doesn't belong!
Seth gets up and Jayson grabs his arm. Seth Lerch is irish whipped across the ring and clotheslined by Jayson. Seth gets back up and is downed by another clothesline. Jayson picks up Seth and irish whips him once more. Jayson starts to let Seth go back by on the rebound but catches him in a sleeperhold! The referee walks over and starts checking on Seth. Seth however is too strong for the sleeperhold and he starts elbowing Stasiak in the ribs. He eventually breaks the hold enough to shove Stasiak off and into the nearby turnbuckle.
Stasiak bounces off, dazed and Seth catches him in a roll-up attempt. The referee slides into position.
Mike D is shocked as the match was nearly lost right there. Jayson slaps the mat in frustration and runs at Seth Lerch. Seth catches him and hits a bodyslam on the wiry manager. Seth applies an armbar. Jayson is yelling out in pain, trying to get closer to the ropes. Seth is keeping the hold in. Jayson finally realizes he can't get to the ropes and instead grabs the referee. He pulls the referee into Seth which causes him to break the hold. Jayson leans over and says something to Mike D who slides him something.
Zach Davis: What the hell is that?
Shannan Lerch: I think it was brass knuckles.
Indeed it is as Jayson slides them onto his hand. He gets up and goes to swing at Seth, who saw what happened. Seth ducks and Jayson accidentally nails the referee right in the jaw with the brass knuckles.
Zach Davis: Oh COME ON! Can't The Dark Side ever play fair?
Seth Lerch goes after Jayson and tries to hit him with a clothesline, but he ducks. Mike D is up on the apron as Seth stumbles over to him. Mike D grabs him by the head and falls to the arena floor snapping Seth back. Seth stumbles back into Jayson who nails him with a huge right while still holding the brass knuckles. Seth Lerch is knocked out. Jayson tosses the brass knuckles to ringside.
Shannan Lerch: Seth, no!
Luscious Jackson: Sucks.
Jayson leans back against the ropes, tired from the match so far. Jayson looks over at the nearby turnbuckles and points to them. Jayson walks over and perches on the second turnbuckle and leaps off, dropping an elbow on Seth Lerch. Jayson goes to pin him, forgetting that the referee is knocked out. He lays there for a couple of a seconds, with Seth's leg hooked. He finally looks over and notices the referee is still out. Jayson walks over and starts trying to wake him up.
Luscious Jackson: These refs are pussies.
Seth Lerch is finally waking up. He realizes what happened and his pissed off. Seth starts Lerching up, shaking with anger. Jayson turns around and stumbles back wide-eyed. He holds his hands up, telling Seth to not come after him. He starts begging. Seth will have none of it and walks over to Jayson. Jayson stands up and goes to hit Seth with a right. Seth blocks it and hits Stasiak with a right of his own. Jayson goes for another right. Seth blocks it and returns one of his own. Jayson staggers back into the ropes. Seth irish whips him and hits him with a big boot. The crowd goes crazy. Seth signals that he's going to finish Jayson off.
Zach Davis: This could be it!
The referee slowly starts stirring. Seth grabs Jayson and sets him up for the crucifix powerbomb. He locks his fingers underneath him and right before he's going to lift him up, MIke D comes in and nails Seth with a huge clothesline from hell. Mike D picks up Seth and sets him up for a powerbomb of his own when Corey Black comes running out from the back. Corey mounts the nearby turnbuckle and Mike D sees this but is too late as Corey leaps off and hits a huge clothesline on the big man.
Luscious Jackson: This match has become chaos!
The referee is up on one knee, holding onto the middle rope. Corey and Mike D both get up and Corey hits another clothesline and tumbles out of the ring with Mike D. Both men get up and start pounding away at each other on the outside. Seth Lerch cheers on Corey Black. Seth finally turns and walks over to Jayson to try another crucifix powerbomb. Jayson is playing possum and just as Seth gets to him, he jumps up and nails a low blow on the former WCF owner. Jayson gets behind Seth and rolls him up in a school boy attempt as the referee slides into position. Seth seems like he's going to kick out, but Jayson takes the low road and puts his feet on the ropes for added leverage.
Shannan Lerch: OH NO!!! Seth lost!!
Zach Davis: DAMMIT! This means that The Dark Side gets the advantage going in!!
"Dig" by Mudvayne hits the speakers as Corey looks up, realizing that Jayson pinned Seth while he was on the outside with Mike D. Corey irish whips Mike D into the steel steps and picks something up before sliding into the ring. Jayson is jumping up and down, celebrating, not realizing that Corey Black is behind him. Corey tosses something up and down lightly in front of him.
Shannan Lerch: Are those the brass knuckles??
Corey stops tossing the object up and down and slides the brass knuckles onto his hand. Jayson's jumping up and down causes him to come closer to Corey. He bumps into Corey and turns around in celebration thinking it's Mike D behind him. His face falls as he realizes it's Corey Black. Before he can do anything, Corey nails him with a huge punch with the brass knuckles still on his hand. Jayson falls to the ground. The crowd goes crazy at what they just saw. Corey bends down and gets Seth Lerch. The two exit the ring and go back up the ramp to the back. Mike D eventually gets up and gets Jayson Stasiak and carries him on his shoulder to the back.
Shane Spain vs Tank Reaper
Make Me A Superstar by I Think It's Manson I'm Not Sure hits the airwaves and the crowd boos as Shane Spain walks his way down the ramp along side of CJ Foster, his new big man. Shane enters the ring while CJ Foster walks to the opposite side of the ring.
Zach Davis: Shane Spain taking on Tank Reaper tonight in a grudge match.
Shannan Lerch: Here comes Tank Reaper!
Sympathy by Non Divine hits the airwaves and the crowd goes crazy for the Reaper! Tank lifts his arms on the stage and takes in the crowds reaction. Reaper high fives some fans and walks down the ramp, he gets to the bottom of the ramp when Shane Spain jumps through the ropes from inside the ring for a suicide dive!
Shannan Lerch: Whoa!
Zach Davis: Tank Reaper caught him!
Tank Reaper DID catch Shane, and smashes his back into the apron. Without letting him touch the floor, he walks over and smashes his back into the ring post. He drops Shane onto the mats and rolls inside. The ref rings the bell and begins the ten count. Foster runs over and helps Shane to his feet. He rolls Shane into the ring where he gets up and gets a mean clothesline from Tank Reaper. Tank then folds his arms down into a very muscular taunt! His intense scream annoys Foster. CJ jumps onto the apron where the ref gets in between them. Tank turns around and Shane goes for a crossbody. Tank catches that and hits a back breaker, then picks him directly into the air above his head and drops him throat first on the top rope! Shane falls back to the mats. Tank pins him with a boot.
Zach Davis: Only a two count! That was close!
Tank picks up Shane Spain and throws him into the corner. Tank hits a back hand chop and the crowd responds as Shane's chest turns beet-red. Tank throws him into the ropes and nails a huge big boot sending Shane Spain right back to the mats. Tank takes a few steps back and hits a massive leg drop! Tank Reaper spins and pins.
Shannan Lerch: Only a two!
Tank stands up and picks Shane Spain up from his back on the mats to directly above his head, walks over to the outside of the ring and drops Shane right onto Foster! Foster and Shane crash down into the guardrail! Tank looks around at the crowd then walks over to the corner, and he smacks the top turnbuckle a few times! The crowd responds!
Zach Davis: Oh my! What is he going to do?!
Tank Reaper climbs up the turnbuckles and then very carefully stands up on the top rope. The crowd goes crazy. Tank points to the fans that appreciate his very dangerous stance up on top of the turnbuckles. He waits for Shane and Foster to get up then, he just kind of falls off the turnbuckles and lands on top of Foster, and Shane got out of the way just in the nick of time!
Shannan Lerch: WHOA! Tank Reaper just leaped off the top turnbuckle right onto Foster!
Zach Davis: Thank God Shane wasn't in the way!
Shane takes a breather as Tank and Foster get to their feet. Tank rolls inside the ring stands up and turns around just as Shane runs from where he was standing and jumps, just as he jumps Foster catches him and throws him even farther, Shane leaps from the mats on the outside of the ring and flies over the top rope and in mid-air, Tank notices it catches Shane by the throat and chokeslam's him down to the mats! The crowd cheers! Tank goes for the pin but Foster pulls the ref out of the ring! Tank gets angry and slides out of the ring behind Foster, turns him around and levels him with a stiff right hand, but Foster was hardly phased! Foster returns a super huge right hand to the iron jaw of Tank Reaper! Tank hardly flinches nor he hardly moves. The crowd gasps as both men go face to face. Tank rolls inside the ring where Shane Spain is getting to his feet and the ref slides in as well. Shane Spain turns around and ducks the super looking clothesline from Tank Reaper! Shane bounces off the ropes and leaps into the air. Tank goes to catch him but Shane pokes to the eyes. Tank stumbles backwards, and Shane gives a super kick to the thigh. Another kick to the back of the knee. Another kick to the front of the knee, as Tank Reaper stumbles around in a circle in the center of the ring as Shane tries to chop down the huge cherry tree that is Reaper. Tank is just about to fall when Shane goes for a dropkick but Tank catches his legs and before Shane can even hit the mat, he picks Shane up and flips him back over his shoulder and Shane lands on his back.
Zach Davis: Weird move there.
Shannan Lerch: Tank is a monster.
Tank grabs Shane and picks him up to his feet. Tank grabs Shane by the neck and throat area with both hands. Foster enters the ring and runs at Tank. Tank ducks and Foster misses the clothesline/tackle thing and lands over the top rope and crashes into the mat. Tank turns around and Shane hits a low blow while the ref had his back turned.
Zach Davis: Oh no! We all know that Tank loves his wee-wee!
Shannan Lerch: ..... .... Wee-wee?
Zach Davis: Look out!
Shane climbs up the top rope and leaps into the air, and upon landing, he grabs Tanks head and hits a stiff DDT! Shane pins Tank and the ref turns around!
Zach Davis: That's one way of hitting a modified super DDT/Brain buster on a guy whose larger than life!
Shannan Lerch: Shane Spain did it!
Zach Davis: Well, Foster got in there and distracted Tank.. and that led to a nasty looking low blow.
Tank sits up as Shane Spain exits the ring. The ref tries to check on Tank but he shoves him off! He yells at the ref to get him something. The ref exits the ring, grabs the microphone, and enters the ring again while Foster and Shane celebrate on the ramp.
Tank Reaper: God damn it! I'm sick and tired of this crap! Shane, you want to cheat your way to a win, have me distracted that's fine! How about next week on Slam a hardcore match with C.J. Foster! That's right! Foster vs Reaper! WCF's largest men in a hardcore, pin falls anywhere match! I'm up for it, how about you?
Shane and Foster nod their heads in agreement. Tank throws down the microphone and the crowd cheers as Tank Reapers music hits the airwaves!
Zach Davis: You never want to make Tank angry!
Shannan Lerch: And you never want to hit him below the waist!
Zach Davis: So there you have it, an open challenge to Foster who seemed like he accepted! A hardcore pins count anywhere match next week on Slam! Foster vs Tank!
Chris Avery vs Mikami
The lights go out and Let It Rock by Kevin Rudolf blares through the sound system. The arena boos as the lights flash back on on time with a set of fireworks on the stage. Chris Avery steps out onto the stage and smiles at all of the fans that are boo'ing. Ignoring each and every one of them he slides into the ring puts out his hands like 'what? You kidding me? I'm the best'. He awaits his opponent.
Zach Davis: Chris Avery finally getting his shot at US gold which he won the right to last month!
Shannan Lerch: Mikami finally granted his rightful shot.
Luscious Jackson: Us blacks deserve it!
The lights go out and "The End of Everything" by Trivium plays. Two spotlights shine on the ramp entrance revealing Mikami standing there with his arms crossed. At the part of the song when the chanting starts, Mikami walks down the ramp and the lights follow him. He climbs into the ring and raises his arms, palms up, as the music ends Mikami lets the ref have the United States title to show to the crowd and Chris Avery. The ref rings the bell and Avery goes for a punch and Mikami ducks it and throws Avery through the ropes.
Shannan Lerch: Well there goes Chris Avery.
Avery enters the ring and goes for a clothesline, but Mikami ducks and goes for a roundhouse kick but Avery ducks and continues to the ropes where he rebounds and Mikami bends down but Avery leap frogs over and hits the ropes again Mikami turns around and Avery stops and both men go face to face! The ref breaks them apart and Avery hits right hand after right hand after right hand and it reels Mikami against the ropes. Avery goes for another clothesline but Mikami flips Avery over the ropes to the apron. Mikami turns around and gives a few right hands to Avery before hitting a spinkick sending Avery to his back and to the mats on the outside. Mikami waits for Avery to stand up before running to the corner, leapfrogging to the top rope and leaping into the air crashing down onto Avery! Mikami leaps right back up and moves his hands across his waist like he's the Champion!
Zach Davis: Look at him get right back up! Wow!
Avery gets to his feet and Mikami gets on the apron, then springboards into a moonsault! Avery goes down hard! Mikami stands back up and picks Avery up and throws him into the ring. Mikami grabs Avery into a headlock and asks for the ref to demand Avery he submit!
Luscious Jackson: Don't give up Avery!
Avery throws Mikami against the ropes and upon the return, Mikami clotheslines Avery down then hits a standing-vertical-leap leg drop, then turns on his butt and locks on a headlock with his legs. Avery squirms to the ropes. The ref breaks Mikami off the hold. Avery gets to his feet in the corner and Mikami runs at him, Avery catches Mikami and throws him over his head in a front flip! Mikami lands on his feet on the top rope, he quickly turns around and hits the Masaya Complex but when Avery is flipped from the hurricanranna he flips through the middle ropes to the outside of the ring!
Zach Davis: Great move from Mikami, but even smarter by Avery to make sure he landed outside of the ring!
Shannan Lerch: Can't pin the guy on the outside!
Mikami gets on the apron, sizes Avery up and waits for him to get to his feet. Avery does. Mikami runs and jumps into the air at Avery but Chris catches him and quickly hits a powerslam on the outside! Avery stands to his feet and taunts to the crowd! Avery picks up Mikami and slides him inside the ring where Avery tries to take control of the match. Avery throws Mikami but Mikami reverses it and throws Avery against the ropes, as Avery returns he floats over Mikami to behind him and hits a german suplex! He bridges with the pin!
Luscious Jackson: Damn! Only a two!
Avery gets up and punches away at Mikami before throwing him to the ropes in the corner. Avery runs at Mikami and hits a huge leaping knee shot right to the face of Mikami, Avery bounces backwards on to his feet and lets Mikami stumble out of the corner where Avery hits a huge spinkick to the chin of Mikami sending him backwards through the ropes to the apron. Mikami quickly gets to his feet when Avery hits the top rope in the corner then 180s then lands on Mikamis shoulders then hurricanranas Mikami off the apron to the mats below! Both men crash to the floor!
WCF! WCF! WCF!
Zach Davis: High risk moves in this match!
Avery gets up first and throws Mikami to the guardrail head first before throwing him into the ring. Avery gets on the apron and then jumps to the top rope. Mikami gets to his feet, turns around and Avery leaps into the air and upon landing, Mikami powerbombs him down, grabs his legs then goes for the walls of jericho! The walls of jericho is locked on in the center of the ring!
Luscious Jackson: Don't quit Avery! Don't quit!
Avery crawls to the ropes but just before, Mikami drags him back to the center of the ring.
Zach Davis: He could submit!
Avery crawls once more, even grabbing the ref's legs but the ref kicks him off and asks if he wants to submit, Avery picks up his hand then moves it to the mats as if he's going to submit but he doesn't. Avery reaches for the rope and grabs it.
Shannan Lerch: Whoa! Avery got out of it!
Mikami lets go of the hold and falls to a knee catching his breath. Avery uses the ropes to slowly get up. Mikami notices and runs to the ropes and comes back flying at Avery. Mikami lands on the shoulders of Avery where Avery powerbombs Mikami down and flips Mikami over to his stomach for the walls of jericho! Mikami flips Avery off of him and Avery action rolls to his feet as Mikami gets to his feet. Both men turn around and Avery twists Mikami down into a backbreaker but Mikami lands on his feet and breaks the hold then hits the ropes and springboards into a moonsault, Avery catches him on the shoulder and tries to drop him down on his head, but Mikami wiggles out of it and shoves Avery chest first into the turnbuckle corner, he stumbles backwards and Mikami goes for a german suplex but Avery backflips and lands on his feet and then throws Mikami shoulder first into the turnbuckle through the corner of the ropes! Mikami turns around holding his shoulder when Chris Avery hits a super sidekick sending Mikami to the ground! Avery steps over Mikami and climbs up the top rope! Avery hits the Ice Cold! Shades of Torture's frog splash! Avery grabs the leg of Mikami and pins!
Zach Davis: WE MAY HAVE A NEW US CHAMPION!
Luscious Jackson: HE DID IT!!
Mikami kicks out! Mikami kicks out of the pinfall and Chris Avery can't believe it. The ref tells the sold out crowd it's only two.
Shannan Lerch: That was super close!
Chris Avery shoves the ref out of the way and picks up Mikami's legs but he gets a boot to the face and Mikami nips to his feet then hits a diamond cutter on Chris Avery! OUT OF NOWHERE! Mikami catches his breath then rolls over and pins the downed Chris Avery!
Chris Avery kicks up! Mikami looks around and notices it might be time to end the match with another move. Mikami gets up and picks up Avery. Avery is thrown to the corner where Mikami gets to the apron and then climbs up the top rope. Chris Avery turns around and punches away at Mikami! Avery climbs up the top rope as well then grabs Mikami by the arms and flips him over his back, Chris Avery standing on the top rope, takes a step backwards, and lands on his butt, causing Mikami to land stiff on his neck and hte back of his head! The crowd chants WCF! WCF! WCF!
Zach Davis: SUCCESS! A STIFF VERTIBREAKER FROM THE TOP ROPE!
Luscious Jackson: THATS HOW HE ROLLS FOO!
Shannan Lerch: AVERY IS MAKING THE COVER, MIKAMI IS DEAD!
NO! MIKAMI KICKS OUT! Avery looks at the ref as if he just gave everything he had. Avery uses the ropes once more to barely make it to his feet as Mikami lays motionless on his side. Avery picks up Mikami to his feet then puts his head between his legs! He taunts as if it's over!
Zach Davis: This could be Avery's version of the Canadian Destroyer!
Avery flips but Mikami just ends the move half way through causing Avery to land on his head! Mikami keeps Averys legs locked on his shoulders and keeps it pinned! Avery is in a very tight pin position!
Shannan Lerch: Is it over?!
NO! Chris Avery kicked out! Avery lays motionless now holding his head as Mikami uses everything he has to get to his feet. Mikami rolls out of the ring to the apron then leaps to the ropes in a last ditch effort of energy! Avery laying on his back, Mikami goes for it! He leaps into the air for Hammer of Justice! Avery rolls out of the way just before Mikami lands it and Mikami lands hard on his back. Both men lay on the mat for nearly ten seconds before anyone moves. Avery gets to his feet first but Mikami is up too. Avery comes over to Mikami and picks him up for a suplex. He goes backwards but Mikami gets out of the suplex and lands on the top rope in the corner. Avery falls to his back but notices he didn't hit the suplex so he stands back up and turns around, Mikami leaps off the top rope into a front flip lands on Avery's shoulders and hurricanrana's Chris Avery to the mat. Mikami keeps the pin!
Zach Davis: Mikami wins!
And instantly, the lights go out.
Shannan Lerch: Zuh?
For several moments, the crowd murmers, wondering what's going on. A few lights flash. Soon, they come back on... and while Mikami is standing, untouched, Chris Avery is laid out on the ground. And he has a Creeping Death mask on him.
Luscious Jackson: What the hizzle?
Blood is going down the side of his head besides the mask. Mikami looks around, not knowing what to make of the situation.
Zach Davis: Why did Corey Black attack Chris Avery?
Shannan Lerch: Because he's a dick. Duh. You saw him with Torture earlier tonight.
Zach Davis: Indeed.
Mikami is handed his U.S. title belt, and he lays it on top of the fallen Chris Avery. Then he steps out of the ring.
Luscious Jackson: He's just going to leave it there?
Shannan Lerch: No, I think he has something else in mind.
Zach Davis: We saw this two weeks ago after he fought Logan. He's getting a chair again.
Mikami slides back in and puts Avery's right arm between the chair, despite the referee's protests. Avery still has the Creeping Death mask on his face. Mikami then climbs the turnbuckle.
Luscious Jackson: Aw, why is no one stopping this? Someone help a brother out!
Suddenly, a noise like static comes out of the PA speakers, and Mikami's logo appears on the entrance screen.
Shannan Lerch: Well, I guess Chris Avery is safe now. Whatever this is, it stopped Mikami last time.
But Mikami shakes his head, stands up straight and jumps.
Zach Davis: No!
He lands in a stomp on the end of the chair, causing the chair seat to snap on the inside of Avery's elbow.
Luscious Jackson: Aw, damn.
Zach Davis: It's hard to tell whether that caused any sort of internal damage, but Chris Avery is certainly in a lot of pain.
Mikami grabs a microphone from ringside.
Mikami: I am sorry, but I had to do it this time. I made a promise.
He stomps on the chair, causing Avery to yell out and writhe on the mat. Mikami leans down to talk to Avery's face.
Mikami: You disrespected the boss. When you challenge authority...
He stomps on the chair again.
Mikami: ...bad things happen.
Mikami: Who is going to come stop this? Anyone? Torture? Corey Black, you want to make another appearance?
Shannan Lerch: Why is he asking for them?
Zach Davis: We know he's had problems with Corey Black recently, but Torture is a new one on me.
Luscious Jackson: He said in a promo the other day that he needed one more dude to help him with his plan. Maybe it's Torture?
Mikami stomps on the chair one more time, right before security starts filing out from the back.
Shannan Lerch: Finally, it's the most expensive security force in wrestling!
Zach Davis: Gravedigger might be overpaying them to waste WCF's money, but that doesn't mean they don't earn it.
As they walk down the ramp, Mikami looks unconcerned.
Mikami: You are not supposed to be here. I have Gravedigger's blessing to do this. He asked me to do this!
Security doesn't stop walking. Mikami senses something is wrong and hurries out with the title belt before they can surround the ring.
Luscious Jackson: Looks like the plan's not perfect after all.
Shannan Lerch: Gravedigger set him up!
Zach Davis: I don't know. It's one possibility, but maybe it's not a coincidence that security came out after he got that signal to stop.
Luscious Jackson: There's security in the crowd, isn't there?
Indeed there is, but they make no attempt to stop Mikami as he exits the arena that way.
Zach Davis: Huh.
Shannan Lerch: This gets weirder every week.
The referee pulls the chair off of Avery and he is able to get up on his own, arm hanging limply.
Zach Davis: Well, I think we'll have to wait to find for an X-ray or MRI to find the exact condition of Chris Avery, but he looks fine for now.
Luscious Jackson: He got lucky.
Shannan Lerch: I don't know, I don't think you can break an arm that way.
Luscious Jackson: Want to test that?
Tank Reaper Segment
Tank Reaper is walking down the hallway when he notices Matroshka sitting in a chair by herself.
Tank Reaper: Hey girl. What's wrong?
Matroshka: I just left my group. I'm all alone now.
Tank Reaper: Ahah baby. You're never alone with Tank around. Come here.
She stands up and Tank picks her up from her feet. While carrying her back to his room.
Tank Reaper: You can be with me forever girl.
Matroshka: Mmm. You're so smooth and muscular.
Tank Reaper: Wait till you take my pants off.
Matroshka: Ohhh yeah!
Reaper kicks open his dressing room door and then closes it behind them. We cut back to the announcers. Lucious Jackson is smiling and happy, Zach Davis has a blank stare, and Shannan Lerch has her head in her palm.
Zach Davis: Well, what can we say. WCF's own love machine now has Matroshka.
Shannan Lerch: Sorry Zach.
Zach Davis: It's okay.
Lucious Jackson: What's next ya'll!
Seth Lerch/Dake Ken Segment
Seth enters Dake Ken's dressing room. Dake is busy lacing up his boots, but he turns his attention towards Seth as he enters.
Dake Ken: Seth. What the hell is going on out there?
Seth Lerch: Hm?
Dake Ken: Your pal Corey Black attacked Chris Avery, bloodied him up and left a Creeping Death mask on him. Mikami beat the crap out of him after that too, but that's besides the point.
Seth Lerch: What? After my damn match with Jayson I was stuck with some medics, I didn't even bother to ask about the US Title match. Why the hell would Corey...
Dake Ken: You lost your match, Seth. That's one strike against us. I'm Dake Ken, I was part of the Elite, and I didn't come back here to be a loser. You better get things straight for tonight.
Seth Lerch: I will, I will, I-
Torture barges into the dressing room now, going immediately for Seth. Torture grabs Seth by the collar and shoves him against the wall.
Torture: SETH. SETH WHAT DID I TELL YOU!? The match didn't even start and ALREADY Corey Black attacked me, through Chris Avery!
Seth Lerch: LET ME DOWN!
Torture drops Seth so he can talk.
Seth Lerch: Torture, I don't know what to tell you. I haven't talked to Corey since I talked to you last. I don't know what's going on either. I DO know that whatever vendetta he has against you, Black wants to defeat the Dark Side as much as any of us.
Torture: You better be right. You push me one more time....
Torture is about to grab Seth again, but Dake steps in and stops him, pushing him away.
Dake Ken: Get out of my dressing room. Now.
Torture looks angrily at Dake, but decides to back out of the room, Chris Avery following him. Seth and Dake look on.
Skyler Striker vs Jack of Blades
Shannan Lerch: And now it’s time for a match two-and-a-half years in the making.
Zach Davis: Speaking of things that take two-and-a-half years to be made, didn’t your brother spend about that much time in utero?
Shannan Lerch: Yeah. He was really under-developed. They found scratch marks on my mother’s womb.
Zach Davis: Well, anyway, the next match is indeed one I’ve been looking forward to all night. It is the match between the Bastard Clown, Jack of Blades and the Ace of Hearts, Skyler Striker. Here is their story...
Luscious Jackson: I'm getting out of here. Jack and Striker are BOTH crazy, and my insurance carrier says they don't want me announcing this match.
Obnoxious heavy metal music provides the overtone for this recap of the aforementioned wrestlers’ feud. All the pivotal moments in their shared histories are featured: Jade Striker’s abduction, her return to her father, Skyler winning the World Title hastily followed by footage of him ‘quitting.’ The final portion of the video is dedicated to recent happenings namely this odd ‘Face-Off’ scenario that the pair have engaged in. An attempt is made by the guys in the editing truck to juxtapose Skyler’s mad laughter with Jack of Blades new choice in hair colour. Sigh. The video ends with a Two-Face esque still diving the smiles of Blades and Skyler.
Zach Davis: This should be good...
Das Duell begins to play and the crowd roars in anticipation. It continues to play and the crowd continues to roar in anticipation. Nothing happens.
Zach Davis: Uh...I guess we must be having technical difficulties in the arena.
Das Duell starts again. Still nothing. No theatrics, no pyro, no Jack. It stops dead.
Shannan Lerch: I guess Jack wants to be fashionably late...perhaps. Should we just—
A third playing of the first notes of Das Duell. Ennio Morricone’s score plays without any visual accompaniment. That is until the curtain opens and a battered, bleeding Jack of Blades is spit out onto the ramp. Like an asthmatic turtle, Blades begins to crawl towards the ring in fear of whatever attacked him backstage. The nature of that ‘whatever’ is soon revealed as the curtain opens a second time and Skyler Striker drives a sharp kick into the back of Blades’ skull.
Zach Davis: Skyler Striker! Looks like he launched a pre-emptive strike on Jack of Blades.
Shannan Lerch: Looks like he launched more than that. Just look at the amount of blood that Blades has lost.
The term ‘lost’ isn’t particular fair; it’s pretty obvious where most of Blades’ plasma is: smeared all across his face. Jack’s crimson mask is paid particular attention as the camera cuts to a close-up of the Bastard Clown’s face, fetishizing the heavy blood loss. A hand soon enters from the top of the screen clasping onto Jack’s lanky hair. With Jack to his feet, Skyler drives his opponent’s head (full force) into the guard rail. The impact forces Blades’ person away and he soon collapses against the side of the ring apron. The camera catches a growing smile on Skyler’s face as the (former) Fury Crusader approaches his nemesis and begins hammering him with fists intending to open the gaping wound on Blades’ forehead.
Zach Davis: Skyler’s got a nice smile. It reminds me of someone...
More punches rain down on Blades causing his perma-blonde hair to turn a sickening red. Through the flurry, Jack manages to throw out a sloppy European Uppercut. It has enough strength to drive Skyler away but only momentarily. Taking the opportunity, Jack rolls underneath the ropes and into the ring hoping to increase the distance between him and Skyler. Soon recovered, Striker slides into the ring with renewed vigour. He finds himself met with a quick Overhead-Belly-To-Belly Suplex.
Shannan Lerch: Nice snap on that suplex there but I think to do that Jack must have used the last of his reserves.
As Shannan says this, however, Skyler pulls off an amazing show of athleticism landing on his feet and driving a mule kick straight into Blades’ head. Giving Blades no chance at rest, Skyler picks his tormentor and with a hearty grin drives him shoulder first into a nearby turnbuckle. With both competitors in the ring, the referee calls for the match to be officially started with the dinging of the bell.
Zach Davis: Well, this match has only just started but it looks like the fight has gone on a lot longer.
Shannan Lerch: Something tells me that this match isn’t going to go to a time limit draw. Jack isn’t exactly in fine fettle.
With Jack stuck in the corner, Skyler continues to frenzy him with strike after strike. A fist, a knee, a forearm, a head butt. Jack collapses into a sitting position a few times but Skyler merely pulls him back allowing the cycle to start again.
Shannan Lerch: Forty seconds into this match, officially at least, and Blades can’t even keep his head up.
Blades doesn’t have to worry too much about defeat as the match only lasts forty seven seconds. Noticing a few closed fists coming from Skyler, the referee moves to remonstrate him. For his troubles, the referee ends up supine on the mat suffering the effects of a broken jaw. A disqualification is called. Skyler doesn’t care.
Shannan Lerch: Well, that was...short.
A salvo of punches land upon Jack’s person before a primal roar is released from Skyler’s throat. Adopting one of Jack’s own moves, Skyler moves around the ring exhibiting a rictus grin before launching himself at his cornered opponent. In a last ditch effort, Jack runs out to meet him with another Overhead Belly-To-Belly.
Zach Davis: Where did that come from?
And once again, Skyler proves himself to be aerodynamic by somersaulting in the air and landing on the top rope of the turnbuckle. Another amazing show. Skyler doesn’t spend long on the turnbuckle as he soon forces himself backwards collapsing onto Jack of Blades with a Whisper In The Wind. The crowd makes evident their support for Skyler and his new-found drive.
Zach Davis: Skyler looks completely implacable here.
Shannan Lerch: He also looks completely insane.
With Jack once again grounded, painting the floor with his internal liquids, Skyler slides outside and moves to the announce table. The ring announcer soon finds himself thrown from his steel chair, which in turn finds itself being hurled over the top rope. Upon re-entering the ring, Skyler remains still, enjoying the pitiful sight of Blades crawling in the direction of the steel chair. Just as Blades is in reaching distance of the makeshift weapon, he finds himself pulled backwards before becoming the victim of a size 10 boot to the back of the neck. Skyler collects the steel chair for his own purposes bringing down shot after shot onto his broken foe.
Zach Davis: Skyler has absolutely, unequivocally lost it.
Shot after shot is brought down. Even after all signs of life have left Jack’s body, Skyler brings the chair down a few more times for good measure. With Blades now completely lifeless, Skyler opens the chair slightly and wraps it around the Bastard Clown’s neck. Skyler’s intent becomes obvious as he jumps onto the top rope with a single bound. The crowd starts a ‘Do It’ chant at the perched Skyler spurring him on.
Zach Davis: It looks like Jack’s head is going to be split like a walnut in a nutcracker.
Shannan Lerch: The Nutcracker, huh? That was my nickname in high school.
Zach Davis: I thought they called you ‘Scratch ‘n’ Sniff’
Shannan Lerch: I had a lot of nicknames.
Just as Skyler is about to make Blades’ head go all ‘Scanners’, something pulls him back. From out of the crowd has emerged Dysphoria. Climbing onto the turnbuckle herself, she makes a considerable albeit ultimately futile effort to remove Skyler from his elevated position. Skyler responds by flashing her a glance of his newly-minted smile before grabbing her by the throat.
Shannan Lerch: Ditch the bitch.
Realizing the precariousness of her position, Dysphoria makes one last distant plea; a plea that falls on deaf ears. Her body twists through the air resembling a rag doll suffering the brunt of a child’s tantrum. A sickening thud is heard as her neck connects with the guard rail. At the moment of impact, a sharp frisson moves through her body before all animation leaves it. Most of the fans start ritually chanting ‘Holy Shit’ but those closer to the action, those who saw the full nature of the fall, crowd around the scene in concern. Skyler admires his handiwork.
Zach Davis: I think we need some EMPs down here quick.
Shannan Lerch: That was...that was an awkward fall. She could, well, she could have a broken neck.
Zach Davis: It wasn’t a fall. It was a push.
Having his fill of Dysphoria, Skyler reverts his attention back to Blades. However, he is not quick enough to prevent the steel chair being wrapped around his head. Now wearing a steel chair necklace, Skyler finds himself thrown from the top rope with a Super Joker’s Wild. With his last bit of energy now spent, Blades is unable to pick himself up off the floor. Meanwhile, Jesper and a backstage official have made their way down to ringside and are now checking on the broken concubine.
Zach Davis: Joker’s Wild off the top! Joker’s Wild off the top! Both Skyler and Blades are down!
On the outside the ‘X’ is thrown up. Soon a whole host of backstage denizens have joined Jesper and the original official, two of which are carrying a stretcher. After the man with the stethoscope, presumably a doctor, waves his hands in a meaningful fashion, the team of WCF employees begin to load her onto the stretcher. In the ring, Jack of Blades watches on through his crimson mask barely conscious. He raises a hand towards the direction of the commotion; the reasoning behind it unknown.
Shannan Lerch: This doesn’t look good. They need to get her out of there.
With the stretcher fully erect and Dysphoria lay supine on it, the WCF team begin to take her up the ramp. As they pass the ring and begin their ascent, Jesper shouts hurried requests at Jack that he join them. Blades manages to crawl underneath the bottom rope before ingloriously falling to the floor. He then stumbles forwards attempting to catch up with the stretcher. With each foot step he takes, a new drop of blood falls onto the ramp.
Shannan Lerch: This is for the best. This has gone way too far.
Zach Davis: This went too far when Blades attacked Jade Striker! When he—Wait, why has he stopped? What is he doing?
As the stretcher and crew disappear behind the curtain, Blades stops in his tracks and just stares at the Titantron. What is being shown? Skyler Striker lying in a heap. And just like that, Blades turns his back on Dysphoria and with increased resolve, slides into the ring.
Zach Davis: Jesus. His...ur, what would you call Dysphoria in relation to Blades?
Shannan Lerch: His perfumed whore.
Zach Davis: Sigh. His ‘perfumed whore’ has just had her neck potentially broken and he doesn’t care. He just wants to demolish Skyler Striker.
Zach’s words ring true as Blades crosses Skyler’s legs signalling his Judgment Day Jolt submission manoeuvre. The response from the crowd is universally negative. But just as Blades is about to lock the move in, Skyler surges forward bringing the nearby steel chair into a meeting with Jack’s head. Roles are reversed as Jack is now on the floor and Skyler standing over him.
Zach Davis: Playing possum. Guess he learnt that from Blades too.
After a series of chair shots, Blades finds his legs wrapped around a ring corner. Moving to the outside with his weapon, Skyler swings a giant chair shot straight into Blades’ right patella. The Bastard Clown rolls backwards desperately trying to rub away the hurt of his knee. As he does this, a table is sent through the ropes.
Shannan Lerch: Did you hear that chair shot? Blades could have a broken kneecap.
After much impressive selling, Blades gingerly lifts himself into a crouching position only to be brought back down to the canvas as Skyler lands on his head with a Springboard Legdrop. After he gets back up to his feet, Skyler lets out a primal roar for the sake of the crowd before turning his attention to the flat table. With that now erected, Skyler once again lifts Jack to his feet by way of his hair. Skyler then proceeds to hammer Blades with fists while screaming indecipherably. An interesting mirror image is created between Blades’ crimson mask and the anger blushing Skyler’s cheeks.
Shannan Lerch: Skyler has completely lost his grip. He’s just shouting gibberish.
Zach Davis: Shouting gibberish? He must still be emulating Jack of Blades.
The Bastard Clown finds himself laid out on the cheap pinewood table as Skyler peppers him with more fists. Satisfied that his enemy isn’t getting up, Skyler points to the turnbuckle furthest away. The crowd cheers spurring him on. And just like that, Blades is driven through the table with a breathtaking Skyler High Dive. Picture perfect.
Zach Davis: Blades is done.
Skyler, however, isn’t. Running on pure momentum, Skyler picks himself up completely unaware of the splinters shivved within his back. Like with Dysphoria’s fall, he takes a moment to appreciate his craftsmanship even letting out a Blades-esque cackle.
Zach Davis: Look at this. Skyler is loving this. He knows Blades won’t come after him again.
The laughter stops but the smile remains. Skyler passes the crumbled heap that was Jack of Blades and moves through the ropes. Displaying his rictus grin for all to see, Skyler begins the sharp ascent up the ramp. However, at the same place where Blades stopped, Skyler does the same. Something’s not right. But what? Everything seems fine: Blades has been felled, Jade vindicated and the fans entertained. The issue: Das Duell is playing. The smile dies slightly as Skyler turns around to face the ring.
Zach Davis: Just look at Blades. He looks like he’s just slithered his way out of a horror movie.
Zach’s observation is apt. Completely beaten, Blades manages to hold himself upright by leaning on the ropes. An odd contrast is formed between the caked claret covering his face and most of his torso and the pallid hue of his teeth. He has been handed a microphone by some unseen stage hand but is struggling to hold it up to his mouth. He finally manages it. A laugh but eventually he manages to control himself enough to talk.
Jack of Blades Sky—Skyler! You want to know – You want to know why my music is playing and, and not yours, huh? I’ll tell you...I...I won! I beat you!
Shannan Lerch: He’s gone back to crazy town.
Jack of Blades: Did you really think that this little tête-à-tête of ours was something that could be won by pinfall? Did you honestly believe that victory would come through blood loss? Admittedly, staff members will still be picking my skull chips out of the mat canvas come tomorrow morning, but I—I still did it. I still won. I won because I made you into that thing you hate the most: ME! I MADE YOU INTO A MONSTER! HA HA!
Laughing turns to coughing. Blood spurts from out of Jack’s mouth. It doesn’t stop his harangue.
Jack of Blades: Just...Just look at you. Twice, you’ve callously attacked a ultimately harmless degenerate with learning difficulties. Just tonight, you’ve probably broken the neck of a hundred-and-ten pound waif. And where...where was my mercy? Huh? Ha ha! And just – just look at that beautiful smile of yours. A dentist’s dream! Ha ha!
The smile soon dissipates.
Jack of Blades: But those things—they aren’t—they aren’t the most monsterous things you’ve done. Let me ask when was the last you signed an autograph for a fan? When was the last—the last time you thought about anything else but little old me? When...When was the last time you kissed your daughter good night? Hmm! Haha. To beat me, you become me! There’s something poetic in there. Somewhere...
More blood is regurgitated.
Jack of Blades: Consider this your graduation from clown college! HA HA! Oh! And remember, when you smile---the world smiles back! HAHAHAHA!
Blades collapses with fatigue but manages to continue with his mad chorus. Skyler continues up the ramp deep in contemplation. The final shot of the ‘match’ is Blades lying on the ring canvas alternating between high-pitched giggles and vomiting claret.
Seth Lerch/Logan Segment
Wearily, Seth enters Logan's dressing room. Logan has his gear on and looks intense, and turns towards Seth as he enters.
Seth Lerch: Look, Logan. I came to you first because you called yourself Mr. WCF and I know that deep down... deep down.. you care about this company. More than just shilling DVDs, more than hot dogs, even. Tonight is our last chance, and I don't know what's going on out there...
Logan: You talk to Corey?
Seth Lerch: No, he hasn't been answering his phone. But I know Dake is on board with me, and I know Torture wants to win this, at any rate. I need you in the game too.
Logan: I'm in the game, alright.
Seth slaps Logan in the face.
Seth Lerch: No, Logan. It isn't enough to say it this time. You can't just tell me you're ready and expect me to believe it. I don't want any of your bizarre, sexual, freaky antics to get in the way tonight. I want-
Logan slaps Seth in the face.
Logan: SHUT UP. I said I'm ready.
Seth Lerch: Alright. Let's do this.
Seth walks out of Logan's locker room.
Torture/Corey Black/Logan/Dake Ken vs The Dark Side
WCF World Title vs Control of WCF
The Hell in a Cell style cage begins lowering.
Zach Davis: And now.. this is it.
Shannan Lerch: This match is over four months in the making. Ever since WCF has returned, everything has lead to this.
Zach Davis: Four of the biggest WCF superstars ever: Torture, Corey Black, Logan, and Dake Ken. And the Dark Side, the most dominant stable in WCF history.
Luscious Jackson: For control of the company. Seth's team against Gravedigger's team.
Shannan Lerch: And we know Seth's team isn't all on the same page. Earlier tonight, we saw Corey "Creeping Death" Black attack Chris Avery, Torture's associate.
Zach Davis: To be fair, we didn't see anything except Avery laying on the mat with a Creeping Death mask placed on his face. Regardless, Torture and Black have a well documented hatred.
Luscious Jackson: Let's do this shit.
Master of Puppets hits, and Seth Lerch is the first man to arrive for this match. The fans cheer as the former owner walks to ringside and takes a seat beside his sister, putting on a headset.
Seth Lerch: Seeing as the fate of my company is in the balance, I figured I should be here to offer some insight into this whole thing.
Zach Davis: Never thought I'd say it, but good to have you, Seth.
Jamais Vu from Dredg hits the speakers, and the crowd begins to boo. Some hardcore Torture fans cheer. Fireworks go off on the stage as the lights go to black and smoke fills the top of the rampway. Torture steps out from the curtain and stands in the middle of the stage. The smoke clears 20 seconds in, and the crowd boo's even harder. The hardcore fans keep cheering. More boos than most though. Torture walks down the ramp smiling yet focused and intent on beating his opponent. He slides into the ring walks to one of the ring posts and taunts to the crowd. He throws one hand into the air, and his other hand points to his waist as if he's always wearing Championship Gold. He backs down off of the ring post and the lights slowly come back on.
Shannan Lerch: Seth, do you really think you can trust Torture?
Seth Lerch: I don't need to TRUST Torture. I just know he's competitive, and he wants to win this match. That's all I need.
"Break Free" by Decyfer Down hits the speakers and out walks Chester with his manager, Jayson Stasiak. Chester walks down the ramp and climbs into the ring. He grabs the ropes on each side of the ring and pulls back on them, testing their strength. Chester turns around and waits for the match to begin.
Luscious Jackson: Looks like the Dark Side picked Chester to be their first man in. Interesting.
The bell rings, and the match is on.
Seth Lerch: Now remember. In two minutes, the next member of the Dark Side will enter, and Torture'll be out numbered.
Torture wastes no time. He grabs Chester, throwing him to the ropes. Chester bounces back and Torture executes an Arm Drag. He then starts stomping at him repeatedly. Chester grabs the ropes and starts pulling himself up, but Torture keeps pounding at him, not letting him get any offense in. Eventually the ref forces Torture to back up, and Chester uses this opportunity to go for the attack. Torture sidesteps him however, and then grabs him and Suplexes him back down. Torture again goes to kicking him.
Seth Lerch: Torture firmly in control! Yes. Yes. This is good.
Luscious Jackson: Though Seth, wasn't Logan and Corey Black firmly in control when they were tryin' to win back yo company too?
Seth Lerch: Quiet, you.
Torture picks Chester up and goes for another Suplex, but Chester shifts his momentum and lands behind him. Chester grabs him, but Torture elbows him a few times and switches the grapple. Torture is behind Chester now, and he hits a HUGE German Suplex!
Zach Davis: Damn!
Torture stands up and raises his arms in the air, cocky. He gets some cheers, which seems to anger him. He turns back towards Chester... who hits him with a low blow.
Shannan Lerch: Don't get cocky, or else you'll get your.. cock.. hit. Uh, yeah. That sounded better in my head.
Luscious Jackson: Oh, Shannan. Your mind, always on the-
Seth Lerch: Dude, I'm sitting right here. When I get WCF back you are SO fired.
Luscious Jackson: Damn it.
Dead and Gone by T.I. hits, and Dobbie runs out from the back!
Seth Lerch: The Dark Side has the advantage now, and the added advantage of Dobbie and Chester being an accomplished tag team. But Torture is the World Champion.
Dobbie goes through the door and enters the ring. As Torture stands, recovering from the low blow, Chester and Dobbie link hands and hit a Double Clothesline. Torture goes down, stands back up, and gets hit with another Linked Clothesline. And Torture gets up one more time, and is this time met with a Total Elimination!
Luscious Jackson: Torture gettin' his ass kicked!
Shannan Lerch: I don't know about that, Luscious. It's just the numbers game.
Chester picks Tort up and tosses him out of the ring. He and Dobbie then go to the outside with him. They pick him up, getting him in position for a Double Suplex... and hit it against the cage! Keeping him in the Suplex position, they then go back, bouncing Torture off the ropes of the ring and using that momentum to slam him into the cage again. They repeat this process several times.
Zach Davis: DAMN! What an innovative move.
Eventually they allow Torture to fall to the ground, clutching his back. Dobbie picks him up, and he starts trying to fight back again. As soon as he does, however, Chester hits him with several clubbing blows to his back. Chester and Dobbie roll him into the ring and then slide in after him. Dobbie tries to pin him, but the ref reminds him that pins don't count yet.
Seth Lerch: Oh, Dobbie. What a douchebag.
The two pick Torture up, but Torture has had enough. He pushes Dobbie away, then turns and Clotheslines Chester down. He turns back towards Dobbie, and Clotheslines him down too! Another Clothesline for Chester! Dobbie ducks a Clothesline, goes for one of his own, Torture ducks that, kicks him and DDTs him to the mat!
Shannan Lerch: Torture coming back alive!
Chester grabs Torture from behind, however, and executes a German Suplex. He keeps it hooked and begins pulling him back up.
Luscious Jackson: Rollin' Germans!
Bow Down by Born of Osiris hits. The crowd erupts as Dake Ken runs into the arena and into the ring!
Seth Lerch: YEAH! That's my man! Get 'em, Dake!
Zach Davis: That's your man?
Seth Lerch: I'm going to fire you along with Luscious if you're not careful, Zach.
Dobbie is up, and Dake grabs him and hits him with a Sidewalk Slam. Chester has just hit a second German on Torture and is pulling him up, but Dake Ken runs at him and hits a Clothesline, knocking him off. He then grabs him and hits a big Belly to Belly Suplex!
Luscious Jackson: Dake Ken, takin' down the Dark Side!
Dake raises his arms in the air, and unlike Torture he soaks in the cheers from the crowd. He offers Torture a hand to help him up, but Torture swats it away and gets up on his own. Dake Ken starts getting in Torture's face, and the two start arguing amongst one another.
Seth Lerch: NO! Come on, guys, pull it together. Come on.
They're getting so into their argument they don't notice Dobbie and Chester get to their feet. Dobbie grabs Torture and Chester grabs Dake, turning them around. Both Dark Side members start hitting several fists to their respective opponents, whos backs are to each other. Dobbie and Chester both get ready for a big knockout punch, and both Dake and Torture duck! Dobbie and Chester hit each other!
Shannan Lerch: Haha, not good for the Dark Side.
Both men stumble back. Dake grabs Chester and puts him in a Sleeper, as does Torture. Both men keep it locked in, and slowly but surely, the Dark Side members start to drop to the ground.
Zach Davis: They're putting the Dark Side to sleep like the dogs they are!
Dig by Mudvayne hits, and Gravedigger himself comes out from the back!
Seth Lerch: Well, looks like the Dark Side doesn't believe in saving the best for last.
Gravedigger enters the arena and Dake and Torture immediately drop Chester and Dobbie. Gravedigger soon realizes he's up against two opponents, but seems prepared. He hits Torture with a jab first, then Dake, then Torture, then Dake. He hits a Big Boot to Torture, sending him flying out of the ring. Turning his attention to Dake, he grabs him by the throat and tosses him into the turnbuckle. He hits a knife edge chop to the chest, and the crowd WHOOOO's! He hits a few more chops and gets a few more whooo!'s. Dake drops, and Gravedigger starts choking him with his boot.
Luscious Jackson: Hate to say it, guys, but Gravedigger is looking really good here.
Gravedigger steps away and begins taunting, leading the crowd to boo. He picks Dake up and lifts him onto the turnbuckle. He then climbs up with him, and as he does so, Dobbie climbs the adjacent turnbuckle. Chester, meanwhile, is outside the ring, brawling with Torture. Gravedigger prepares Dake for a Superplex.
Zach Davis: Big move here!
Gravedigger hits it, sending Dake Ken hard into the mat! And as he does, Dobbie flies off the top with the 9 In Yo Grill Shooting Star Press!
Shannan Lerch: Damn!
Gravedigger and Dobbie both start kicking at Dake after the big combination.
Seth Lerch: Good thing pins don't count yet or else that MIGHT have been it. I'll give the devil his due, good move.
On the outside, Torture is starting to get the best of Chester. Torture grabs Chester's head and rubs his face against the steel cage, busting him open. Torture then grabs him and throws him into the ring steps, and he crashes with a loud bang.
Torture starts kicking at Chester a few more times, until...
Chia-Like, I Shall Grow by Say Anything hits. And out walks Logan!
Seth Lerch: New music for the Face of Treachery. Let's see how he does tonight...
Logan walks to the ring. He has a hot dog in his hand, and he takes a big bite of it as he gets in the ring. Gravedigger and Dobbie stop their beatdown of Dake Ken and watch Logan, not sure what to expect.
Shannan Lerch: Ugh. I hate hot dogs now.
Gravedigger and Dobbie laugh at him, and Dobbie walks up, starting to get in his face... Logan spits the bite of hot dog back out at him! Dobbie's face cringes and Logan kicks him in the gut and hits a DDT!
Seth Lerch: YES!
Logan gets back up and Gravedigger goes on the attack but Logan kicks him in the gut as well and executes a Snapmare before kicking Gravedigger HARD in the back. Gravedigger yells, and Logan picks him up and tosses him into the turnbuckle. Logan then hits several strikes with his legs. Gravedigger stumbles forward, and Logan then hits a Snap Suplex!
Zach Davis: I don't believe he's so motivated!
Luscious Jackson: Me neither. Never thought I'd see a hot dog spit out of his mouth instead of goin' in it.
Gravedigger rolls out of the ring, leaving Logan and Dobbie. Dobbie is up and goes for a kick, but Logan grabs his leg and executes a Dragonscrew Legwhip! He keeps the leg held, and then locks in the LoganShooter!
Shannan Lerch: YES! Great move!
Seth Lerch: It's a shame Dobbie can't tap out.. Logan CAN break his leg, however.
Outside the ring, Torture has moved towards the cell door. He smashes Chester's head into it, and the door flies open, with Chester falling out into the arena! Torture then follows him out, as the referees yell at him to get back inside.
Seth Lerch: I hope Torture knows what he's doing...
Torture and Chester brawl over to the announcer's table, and Torture slams Chester's head into it. Until...
Dig by Mudvayne hits again, and the last man from the Dark Side enters, their enforcer, Mike D! Mike runs into the ring. Logan still has Dobbie in the LoganShooter, and Mike D hits a stiff kick to Logan's skull, throwing him off.
Zach Davis: Everyone from the Dark Side is in the ring now, so all we're waiting for is Corey Black.
Seth Lerch: Come on, Corey. Come on. Don't let me down..
Mike D begins to pick Logan up, but Dake Ken is back in the ring. He hits Mike from behind, then picks him up and executes a Backbreaker. Logan and Dobbie are still down, and Dobbie is clutching his leg.
Luscious Jackson: Dobbie might be kinda out of this match, he's hurt real bad!
Dake Ken kicks Mike D a few times, then puts him in a Leglock. Back on the outside of the ring, Torture tosses Chester onto the announce table, sending all four announcers scattering.
Shannan Lerch: AHH!
Zach Davis: This can't be good.
Once Torture pulls Chester up, he begins brawling with him, trading blow after blow. Eventually Torture ducks one of Chester's fists and then HITS A TORTURE'S DEVICE, sending both men threw the announce table!! The crowd cheers like crazy!
Seth Lerch: NICE! Get him, Torture, get him!
Torture is back on his feet, running on emotion. He looks down at Chester, and then looks up at the cage.
Seth Lerch: Torture, no.
Torture smiles and begins climbing up the side of the cage. Seth throws off his headset and runs to try and stop him, but it's too late. Torture's climbing, climbing, climbing...
Zach Davis: Torture, what are you thinking!?
Shannan Lerch: Oh God. I'm nervous.
Luscious Jackson: This shit is whack.
Eventually, Torture gets to the top. The crowd cheers for a second..
Torture looks for a second towards the jumbotron counting down, then back to Chester laying on the ground.
Torture prepares to jump.
The lights go out.
Shannan Lerch: ARGH!
Zach Davis: What now?!
The lights are off for several seconds.
Luscious Jackson: THIS shit is whack.
And the lights come back on. Standing behind Torture on the top of the cage is CREEPING DEATH!
Shannan Lerch: That isn't Corey Black, that's Creeping Death! What is going on!?
Luscious Jackson: CREEPING DEATH IS BACK! This is CRAZY!
Indeed, Corey Black is dressed as his old persona, Creeping Death, Torture turns around, mouths "What?" and is promptly met with a kick to the gut... and an Evenflow DDT!
Zach Davis: What a minute-
Creeping Death removes his mask to reveal RICK MAD!
Luscious Jackson: WHAT IS GOING ON!?!?
Zach Davis: RICK MAD JUST HIT TORTURE WITH A MAD DDT!!
Shannan Lerch: We always wondered when Rick Mad would attack Torture but now we have our answer!! I'm sure he's the one that got Chris Avery earlier tonight!
The lights go back out, and as soon as Rick Mad appeared... as the lights come back on, he's gone, and Corey Black is running out from the back. He looks just as confused as everyone else. Seth gets back on the headset.
Seth Lerch: What the hell is this!? Ugh...
Corey enters the Hell in a Cell and slides into the ring. Torture is laying lifeless on the top of the cage, busted open now. Right now, Gravedigger has Logan in a Camel Clutch and Dake Ken has Mike D in a corner, hitting chops. Dobbie is outside the ring, still holding his leg. Black gets in, runs at Gravedigger and hits a Dropkick to his face, breaking the Camel Clutch. Dake steps away, and Black runs at Mike D, hitting a stiff knee to his midsection. Mike D stumbles out from the corner, and Corey jumps, executes a Hurricanrana and gets him in a pin!
No, Mike kicks out of it.
Zach Davis: Amidst all this crazyness, I almost forgot, pins and submissions count now. The future of WCF is truly on the line now.
Black turns towards Gravedigger now, who kicks him in the gut, doubling him over. Gravedigger goes for a Powerbomb, but Black flips over and gets Gravedigger into a pin!
No, Gravedigger kicks out!
Seth Lerch: Damn!
Shannan Lerch: Gravedigger almost lost the company!
Gravedigger is quickly to his feet, a small amount of worry creeping onto his face as he realizes what almost happened. And as he gets to his feet, he looks around. He's surrounded by Logan, Dake Ken, and Corey Black.
Luscious Jackson: This don't look good for Gravedigger.
Gravedigger turns towards Logan, fury in his eyes, and goes for a Big Boot. Logan ducks it and then snaps off a quick Impact Style! Gravedigger stumbles towards Dake, who hits a stiff Snap Superkick, his Bitch Kick. And lastly, Gravedigger turns towards Corey Black who kicks him and then executes the FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS!
Seth Lerch: YES YES PIN HIM PIN HIM THIS IS IT!
Corey falls onto Gravedigger, hooking the leg.
Dobbie is scrambling to get towards Gravedigger to break it up.
Dake Ken and Logan hit a Linked Clothesline on Dobbie, all three men flying over the top rope to the outside.
Seth Lerch: YYEESS!!!
Zach Davis: ...no.
Gravedigger has his shoulder up.
Seth Lerch: WHAT. How.
Somehow, some way, Gravedigger summoned the energy to kick out. Corey Black stands, looking incredulous. The crowd is shocked as well.
Shannan Lerch: What... what do they have to do to get WCF out of Gravedigger's hands?
Gravedigger stumbles to his feet, a smile on his face. He yells at Corey, "I CAN NOT BE BEATEN." Black swings, but Gravedigger ducks and grabs him, lifting him up for the Death Driver!
Seth Lerch: No, no no, no.
No, indeed! Black slides down Gravedigger's shoulders and behind him. He grabs him and executes the Ten Ton Hammer!
Seth Lerch: YES!
The crowd pops huge! Corey pins Gravedigger one more time!
TWO AND A HALF!
Seth Lerch: MOTHER FU-... WHAT.
Gravedigger kicked out, again. Corey gets up, not knowing what to do, until he looks up.
Luscious Jackson: Torture!
Torture has pulled a large panel of the cage off, leaving a big hole in the top of the cage. He stands up, looking around, possibly having a concussion from the Mad DDT. His eyes are glazed over. He looks down at Gravedigger.
Zach Davis: What is he going to-
TORTURE FLIES FROM THE TOP OF THE HELL IN A CELL AND HITS AN ICE COLD FROG SPLASH ONTO GRAVEDIGGER! THE CROWD CHANTS HOLY SHIT AND THE REF DROPS FOR THE COUNT!
Seth Lerch: YYYYEEEEEESSSSSSSSSS!
Seth throws his headset off and enters the ring. The other members of the Dark Side look up now, realizing what just happened. Seth slides into the ring and pulls the near dead Torture up, hugging him briefly, though Torture doesn't make a move to hug back. He then turns towards Corey, hugging him as well. Corey raises Seth's hand high in the air.
Zach Davis: THEY DID IT! THEY'VE DEFEATED GRAVEDIGGER AND THE DARK SIDE!
Shannan Lerch: They went through hell, high water and huge egos to do it!
Outside the ring, Dake is looking up, smile on his face as well. A smile is spreading across Logan's face too.
Luscious Jackson: Seth Lerch.. is back.
Seth watches as Gravedigger crawls out of the ring, barely conscious. EMTs are starting to come out to deal with the various people with injuries.
Zach Davis: This is all we have time for tonight, fans! The Gravedigger era is over, the Dark Side era is over!
Seth climbs a turnbuckle and raises his arms into the air to a huge pop from the crowd. The referee hands Torture his World Title, which despite being nearly dead, Torture clutches close to him as if it is the only thing he knows.
Shannan Lerch: We'll see you on Slam next week!
The scene fades as Seth raises his arms one more time and Torture hugs his World Title tight.