Davey Ortega Segment
Mike Ragnal vs Biohazard vs Jay Williams
Jim Dolce/Chuck Watson Segment
Reckless Jack vs Safestyle Jack
Red River Mafia vs Adam Knite/Team Xtreme
TV Title: Lawnmower Jones vs Bobby Cairo
Hardcore Title: Danny Vice vs Thunder
Seth Lerch vs Logan
Team NCW vs Jack of Blades/Creeping Death
Euthanasia World Title Contendership Match
Survivalism by Nine Inch Nails hits, and the crowd erupts as Payback is on the air! We pan around the special PPV show entrance setup which is simply too amazing to be described, then check out the audience and their signs. Following that, of course, we go to the announcers.
Zach Davis: Welcome to what has classically been known as one of WCF's big PPVs. We've had a dream match of Death and Torture taking on DKX, an Ellis and Jack of Blades confrontation, and now... tonight.
Shannan Lerch: Don't forget, in both Payback 04 and last year's show, Logan and Seth Lerch fought. And tonight is their third Payback encounter.
Luscious Jackson: Who cares? We got a Euthanasia match baby!
Zach Davis: Sigh. That's correct. A match too damn stupid for me to even comprehend running down the rules for. Theres a huge ring and some weird structure with weapons and a battering ram and shit, okay? Sigh.
Shannan Lerch: Don't forget the guys getting shocked every so often!
Zach Davis: That too. Well, we'll have that tonight for some stupid reason. With ten of our top stars. Seth is insane.
Luscious Jackson: We also got Team NCW, Outcast and Merc, takin' on Jack of Blades, the World Champ, and Creeping Death.
Zach Davis: That is a bit of an unusual match. Blades and CD fought each other at Blast, and now they're teaming up to take on a common enemy.
Shannan Lerch: Creeping Death is a former NCW Champion himself, and was one of the company's biggest stars. Interesting.
Luscious Jackson: Then of course we got that Glass match between Seth and Logan... it promises to be brutal, fo sho.
Zach Davis: Seth cost Logan the World Title in a match with Blades, turning on him after a pretty long time of being friends. They will once again compete in a glass match, just like they did three years ago. Logan has won each and every match these two have had at Payback.
Shannan Lerch: Maybe for Seth, the third time will be a charm.
Luscious Jackson: And ANOTHER brutal matchup, dizzamn. Hardcore Title. Vice and Thunder.
Zach Davis: Thunder has gone so far as to corrupt Janie Vice and risk permanent injury to Skyler Striker in this feud. Tonight is Vice's.. well, his payback. One on one, no rules, just two men.
Shannan Lerch: We've got the finals of our Television Title tournament, with Lawnmower Jones and Bobby Cairo finishing up their long lasting feud as well. Cairo put Jones' wife in the hospital and has generally made Jones' life a hell since One. Only one of them will walk out with the TV belt.
Luscious Jackson: Only one of them may walk out at all!
Zach Davis: We regret to inform you that the MCE Title match between Nemesis and Dehart has been cancelled. As to why, your guess is as good as mine, but we won't be seeing any MCE action tonight.
Shannan Lerch: However, we do have a grudge match. Davey Boone and Adam Craven, the Red River Mafia, are taking on Adam Knite and Team Xtreme, the Tag Team Champions.
Luscious Jackson: Ain't no love lost between Boone and Team Xtreme, but Boone and Knite used to be partners. This is gonna be big.
Zach Davis: We have a confrontation we've been waiting for since War, and that is Reckless Jack taking on Safestyle Jack. The battle of the styles.
Shannan Lerch: And in our opener, Mike Ragnal, Biohazard, and Jay Williams are squaring off.
Luscious Jackson: Let's start the show!
Davey Ortega Segment
Smooth Criminal fills the arena, as the fans start booing. Davey Ortega walks out the back with a smile on his face. He stops at the entrance way. He is dressed in his typical suit and tie. He has a mic in his left hand and brings it up to his mouth.*
Davey Ortega: Ladies and Gentlemen...welcome to Payback!!!
The crowd cheers.
Davey Ortega: Though this is not an ordinary Pay Per View event. No...not even close. You see tonight you will all be blessed. You will all see not one, not two, but THREE members of NCW in that VERY ring!! Tonight you will see Outcast and Merc completely decimate Creeping Death and Jack of Blades. Speaking of defeating Creeps...I have something for you all. In the spirit of the 2004 Payback classics. Since you have all seen the brutality of the Glass Match. I think it would be good, and just, to have you all be reminded of another infamous match, that sadly, will not be preformed. That match, the Ironman Tables match, featured yours truly, and Creeps. Lets take a look at that again.
Davey turns to look at the jumbtron.
Creeping Death awaits Ortega.. and is attacked from behind by all three members of the Freedom Fighters! Walker gets a table into the ring and sets it up as Klabanski puts Creeping Death on his shoulders. Eagle climbs the top rope, and hits the Flying Eagle, sending Creeping Death through the table! Ortega walks out from the back, clapping his hands.
Davey starts laughing slightly, and acts to wipe a tear away.
Davey Ortega: That was...beautiful. I never thought Creeps would go down like Shannan. Anyways, that was three years ago. After three years, Creeping Death can't seem to understand not to mess with me, or my associates. So tonight, he will get what he deserves. Tonight Merc and Outcast are going to put him in his place...namely the MCE, which I understand is on its last legs, anyway.
Zach Davis: What is that supposed to mean?
Davey Ortega: As the former GM of Slam, in fact, I feel it is my duty to make this announcement. We talked to Seth Lerch, and we have a new stipulation. If Team NCW wins the tag match tonight, Creeping Death's MCE division is no more.
Shannan Lerch: I might find myself cheering for Team NCW here.
Davey Ortega: So mull that over, Creeping Death. Team NCW will see you later tonight.
Smooth Criminal hits again, and Ortega leaves.
Luscious Jackson: Well, tonight's big tag match just got made even more important. I can't wait.
Mike Ragnal vs Biohazard vs Jay Williams
The lights begin blinking several different colors as High Voltage (Footsoldier Remix) by Linkin Park hits. A lightning-like pyro blasts, and Mike Ragnal steps out from the back, with Sasha Pehl at his side, her arms wrapped around his. He walks to the ring, looking out at the thousands in attendance along the way. Sasha lets go of Mike as he rolls into the ring. Mike gets to his feet, and raises a fist high in the air, while Sasha heads to their corner and cheers Mike on.
Zach Davis: Mike Ragnal, a great up and comer here in WCF.
Shannan Lerch: Agreed, in fact, all three wrestlers in this match could be called that.
Breakdown by Biohazard plays and Biohazard comes out and walks to the ring as yellow and purple lights flash.
Luscious Jackson: BIOHAZARD.... YESSSS!!!
Zach Davis: Biohazard might be strange but he owns.
The lights dim around as the opening sadistic riff of Born of a Broken Man by Rage Against The Machine plays. Once the song kicks in, the lights start flickering and out walks "Dynamite" Jay Williams with his manager and wife Amy Skye-Williams walking behind him smiling as Jay walks to the ring, jumps on the apron and gets on the top rope raising his fist in the air as the song fades.
Shannan Lerch: His wife looks familiar.
Zach Davis: She does?
Luscious Jackson: If the ho wasn't in Back Door Sluts Nine, I don't know her.
Jay wastes no time and he starts this match by running across the ring and hitting Biohazard with a Dropkick. Biohazard stumbles back and Jay goes for a second Dropkick and they both hit Biohazard and he goes over the top ropes and to the floor. Jay gets up and glares at Ragnal for helping him. He then shoves Ragnal who takes a step back and punches Jay right in the face. The two are standing and going toe to toe when suddenly Jay falls over and is dragged outside by Biohazard. Biohazard has a camera wire and he is choking the life out of Jay with it.
Zach Davis: Can he do that?
Shannan Lerch: Sure, why not.
Biohazard gets to his feet though only to get hit by a plancha from Ragnal and all three men are down outside the ring. Biohazard, the biggest of the three is the first to his feet and he rolls Jay into the ring. Biohazard follows Jay in and Ragnal is right behind Biohazard. All three men are now back inside the ring. Biohazard picks Jay up onto his shoulders and hits a Samoan Drop. He goes for the cover
Ragnal drops the leg on the back of Biohazard’s head.
Luscious Jackson: Biohazard almost had it there.
Shannan Lerch: Yep, you are correct.
Ragnal then picks Jay up and fires him into the rope andJay comes back ducks a clothesline, Ragnal turns around and gets hit with a high cross body. Jay holds on for the cover.
Jay takes a boot to the face from Biohazard now. Ragnal gets up and Jay and Biohazard are going at it. Ragnal gets up behind Biohazard though and gets a schoolboy rollup.
Biohazard kicks out. Ragnal and Jay grab Biohazard and send him into a corner. Both men come in and hit him with Dropkicks. Biohazard stumbles out of the corner and is double clotheslined over the top ropes again.
Zach Davis: Good teamwork.
Luscious Jackson: Overrated.
Ragnal and Jay share some words and they head outside of the ring. Both men grab steel chairs and they walk over to either side of Biohazard. Biohazard gets to his feet and both men swing but the chair hit each other which sends a shock back to Ragnal and Jay. Biohazard capitalizes with a Spear on Ragnal into the guardrail, and then a Superkick to Jay. Following the Superkick, he spits ooze into the face of Jay Williams! Biohazard grabs Ragnal now and rolls him into the ring.
Shannan Lerch: Biohazard going nuts.
Biohazard motions to the crowd that he is going to go for The Trip to the Wasteland. He sets up Ragnal. The crowd is on their feet as Jay though slides into the ring, Biohazard throws Ragnal up into the air for the first part of the denouement, but Jay hits Biohazard square in the back with the chair. This causes Biohazard to fall over, but Ragnal lands on Jay, and on his own leg awkwardly and this causes the chair to spring back and hit Jay in the face. All three men are down, but Ragnal gets to his feet as quick as possible. He quickly picks up Williams and throws him to the ropes... catches him up in the Torture Rack position.. Ragnalrock!
Zach Davis: There it is!
Ragnal goes for the pin!
Shannan Lerch: Mike Ragnal with the victory!
Ragnal stands up and has his arm raised; Sasha slides into the ring and gives him a hug. The duo roll out and head to the back.
Jim Dolce/Chuck Watson Segment
Jim Dolce, the official announcer for Team Xtreme is seen in the backstage area talking to Chuck Watson who is the official manager of the Red River Mafia. The camera zooms in to hear what they are discussing.
Jim Dolce: You know we absolutely hate Seth Lerch and refuse to do his dirty work. And TVO and TXO hate Adam Knite even more for his lack of respect for the tag team champions. Also these people here would LOVE to hear me announce another Team Xtreme tag team match.
Chuck Watson: I understand that and the Red River Mafia hates Seth Lerch too. But this has nothing to do with us against you guys, it is about us against Adam Knite. Rumors are going around that Adam Knite is in talks with Seth Lerch and is going to become one of his “boys”. We want to take care of this rumor tonight and if Team Xtreme steps out of the match and allows it to continue to be a handicap match, then we can take steps to force Adam Knite out of the WCF and out of both of our hairs!
Jim Dolce: That’s hard to turn down…what do you have to offer Team Xtreme?
Chuck Watson: Well, Boone has agreed to watch the backs of Team Xtreme for their entire tag team title reign. Do we have a deal?
Jim Dolce: Let me talk it over with TVO and TXO and I’ll get back to you.
Watson shakes hands with Dolce as the scene fades away.
Reckless Jack vs Safestyle Jack
We hear the beginning to Nonpoint's "Bullet With A Name". A faint silhouette is shown in the entry way, kneeling down with his head down as the masses of fans get to their feet. As the song continues to build itself the strobe light goes faster and faster. Once the chorus hits, bubbles appear on the stage because pyro is too dangerous as the strobe light stops. A red spotlight shines brightly on Safestyle Jack as he is kneeling down. He springs to his feet and throws his arms out. The fans are booing seeing Safestyle Jack as he starts to look around. As they start to walk to the ring, the spotlight stays on him as the people continue to boo him. Safestyle Jack looks at the fans in disgust, claiming they aren't all that safe. Once he is in the middle of the ramp, he stops and starts to hype himself up as he throws his arm into the air and lifts it high. A string of confetti shoots down the ramp as he brings the arm back down. He continues yelling at the booing fans. After he gets to the ring apron, he rolls into the ring, hopping on the nearest turnbuckle, throwing out his arms once more. The crowd boos, as he hops down and does the same on the opposite turnbuckle. He jumps off the turnbuckle, then crouches down, waiting for his opponent.
Shannan Lerch: Goodbye Safestyle Jack. I always thought you were boring.
Zach Davis: That was the whole point.
We hear the start of A.F.I.'s "This Time Imperfect" comes into the arena as the lights go out. Blue strobe light starts up as the crowd rocks out to the song, awaiting the next wrestler to come out down to the ring. The strobe light stops only to see it start again, this time with a reddish hue to it. A faint silhouette is shown in the entry way, kneeling down with his head down. There is also a white mist surrounding the area where the silhouette is at. The crowd knows who it is at this point and they start to all throw their arms in preparation for who is about to do it. The strobe light stops when the chorus comes in for a second time when pyro comes down from the entrance way as a red spotlight shines brightly on Reckless Jack as he is kneeling down. He springs to his feet and throws his arms out. The fans are cheering seeing Reckless Jack as he starts to breath deeply and exhale. Reckless Jack looks on at the fans, some of which happening to be headbanging out to the song while the others are just kinda enjoying what is going on. Reckless Jack smirks as he starts to walk down to the ring in his wrestling attire. The spotlight stays on him as the people continue to cheer. He slaps a few hands on his way to the ring. Once Reckless Jack is in the middle of the ramp, he stops and starts to hype himself up as he throws his arm into the air and lifts it high. A string of pyro shoots down the ramp as he brings the arm back down. He continues slapping hands with the cheering fans. After he gets to the ring apron, he rolls into the ring, hopping on the nearest turnbuckle, throwing out his arms once more. The crowd cheering, as he hops down and does the same on the opposite turnbuckle. He jumps off the turnbuckle, then crouches down, staring at Safestyle Jack.
Luscious Jackson: Do you see him stareing at Safestyle Jack?
Shannan Lerch: Yeah... like I said, poor SSJ.
Right after the bell rings, Reckless Jack darts off the ropes and nails Safestyle Jack with a Dead Set. Safestyle holds his face as Reckless Jack stomps on him repeatedly. Safestyle gets to his knees as Reckless Jack makes sure he keeps him down with a Step Down Enziguri, a stiff one at that. Reckless Jack picks him back up and whips him into a turnbuckle. RJ goes to one across from SSJ and hits a Shining Wizard in the corner. SSJ drops down as Reckless Jack smirks. He grabs the ropes and starts to send the bottom of his boot across the face of Safestyle Jack. After the fifth one, Reckless Jack takes a few steps back before running back into the corner, destroying SSJ with a Facewash!
Zach Davis: Dammit, everytime someone does that, we have to pay a royalty!
Shannan Lerch: We do?
SSJ is face down on the mat as Reckless Jack starts to yell at the fans to get up on their feet. They do as Safestyle Jack uses the ropes to pull himself up to his feet. RJ runs towards him but Safestyle moves out of the way! The crowd boos as Reckless Jack bounces chest first off the buckle. SSJ grabs Reckless Jack's head and puts him in the MAIN EVENT SLEEPER!!! Still to strong and not wanting to put up with Safestyle, Reckless throws Safestyle over his shoulder. SSJ bounces back up as Reckless Jack grabs him and plants him square on his head with a Bullet with a Name. We can hear Reckless Jack yelling at him.
Reckless Jack: MOCK ME WILL YOU? YOU ARE GONNA FUCKIN DIE!
The crowd goes nuts as Reckless Jack scoops up SSJ again. This time in the Torture Rack. The Reckless Killing follows. RJ covers.
DID SSJ KICK OUT?! No, Reckless Jack pulled him off the mat.
Luscious Jackson: Aw dawg, don't toy with him.
Zach Davis: Well, I think he can.
Reckless Jack picks the lifeless body of Safestyle Jack back up and once again plants him with the Reckless Killing. SSJ goes limp as Reckless Jack doesn't cover. Instead, he grabs the arms of SSJ and flips over, putting him in the Enjoy the Silence submission move. There is no reaction at all as the ref checks Safestyle Jack. The bell rings as Reckless Jack lets go of the hold.
Shannan Lerch: And thank god its over...
Zach Davis: NO IT'S NOT! Reckless is looking under the ring!
Luscious Jackson: What is that crazy mo'fo lookin for?
We do see him grabbing something from underneath the ring. It's a table. Reckless Jack sets it up on the outside of the ring, shaking he head as he rolls back into the ring. He drags the lifeless body of Safestyle Jack into the corner and then up the turnbuckles. Once RJ gets up there himself, he sets Safestyle up in another Reckless Killing. But he varies it this time, not doing what he usually does. No, he just effectively killed whatever chances Safestyle Jack had of wrestling of living ever again with a Leg Cradle Michinoku Driver II through the table set up at ringside.
Luscious Jackson: RECKLESS KILLING VERSION 2.0!
Zach Davis: So, uh, coffee anyone?
Shannan Lerch: How about a nice big cup of never gonna be around WCF again?
Zach Davis: Works for me!
"This Time Imperfect" fills the arena again as Reckless Jack hops right back up to his feet. EMTs come out to check on Safestyle Jack. Reckless Jack starts to walk to the back, slapping a few hands along the way. Once up on the ramp, he yells out again at the crowd. Then he disappears backstage.
Red River Mafia vs Adam Knite/Team Xtreme
"Memory Remains" by Metallica hits the PA as Chuck Watson steps through the curtain and walks down midway through the ramp. "Texas Red" Johnny Craven and Davey "The Savior" Boone walk out from behind the curtain and pump their fists at every explosion until the very last one! Watson leads the 2 men down to the ring as they high five the fans on their way and then climb into the ring. Craven jumps up on the middle turnbuckle and holds up his arms as Boone does the same thing on the opposite side. Both men drop down and high five each other as they wait for their opponents.
Hell by Disturbed hits, just as the song hits hard, pyros shoot off followed by Adam walking out with arms outstretched. He lowers them violently before he makes his way to the ring, playing to the crowd just a bit.
The lights in the arena dim. The Red by Chevelle begins to blare over the speakers in the arena. Red, White, Yellow, and Orange pyro goes off as the entrance ramp is engulfed in smoke. Just as the music gets to the chours The Violent One and The Xtreme One emerge through the smoke. They have the tag team titles wrapped around their waist. They make there way to ring slowly, making sure to slap the hands of all the fans. They get to the end of the ramp way and pause as The Violent One asks for a mic as Knite is standing in the ring waiting for them to get in. Knite is telling them to get into the ring, TVO begins to speak!
The Violent One: First off, the tag team champions didn’t ASK to be partners with Adam Knite. And seeing what happened last week, X and I have decided that this has nothing to do with Team Xtreme and The Red River Mafia..they pose no threat to our tag team title reign. This is between Adam Knite and DAVEY BOONE! Knite, you turned your back on your partner and now you must pay the ultimate price...the ultimate “payback” if you will. Lerch, Team Xtreme did your work for you last week against Logan so this week...Adam Knite is on his own! Good luck Knite...you are going to need it!
TVO drops the mic as he and TXO head towards the back as Knite is mad as HECK! Craven and Boone are seen standing in the middle of the ring looking at the back of Adam Knite and glaring. Knite notices this and slowly turns around and begins to shake his head no! Knite has been set up for this handicap match!
Zach Davis: Looks like Adam Knite is going it alone tonight!
Luscious Jackson: The theme of the pay per view is PAYBACK and Davey Boone is going to get just that tonight!
Boone and Craven both run at Knite as Knite leaves the ring and begins heading back up the ramp waving his arms. Boone slides out of the ring as if to give chase, Knite stops and gets up in Boone’s face and is saying something to him. Boone is just looking at him as Craven comes from behind and nails Knite in the back! Boone just stands there as Craven begins giving Knite a beat down, Knite is reaching up for Boone as if he’s asking for help as Boone just stands there and watches. Craven throws Knite into the ring and follows up on the attack as the referee calls for the bell beginning the match. Craven picks Knite up and swings him into the corner and follows up with a huge splash into the corner! Knite begins to stagger around and is about to fall down, Craven grabs him and throws him back into the corner by his throat and begins laying rights and lefts into Knite beating him down to the mat. Knite is helpless in the ring at the disposal of the Red River Mafia! Craven picks Knite up by the throat and slings him across the ring. Knite is crawling back up to his feet and turns towards Craven...BIG BOOT! Boone looks down at Chuck Watson and asks him to stand up on the apron with him. Watson takes off his jacket and climbs up on the apron as Craven walks over and tags him in as the referee shakes his head but allows the tag to be made. Watson gets into the ring and nails Knite in the gut with a right hand! Watson begins slamming Knite with forearms as Watson stops and swings Knite into the ropes as Knite comes back and ducks a clothesline and comes off the ropes and clotheslines Watson down himself! Watson is back up as Knite nails him again with a clothesline! Knite waits as Watson gets up and staggers over to him...KNITES OF THE ROUND! Knite makes the pin!
3..CRAVEN MAKES THE SAVE! Craven picks up Knite and swings him into the ropes and SIDE WALK SLAM! The referee forces Craven out of the ring as Watson crawls over slowly to the corner and tags in Davey Boone! Boone kicks Knite in the gut and drags him back over to Craven tagging him in. Watson has the attention of the referee as Boone swings Knite into the ropes and Craven lifts him up in a huge side walk slam as Boone comes from the side with a neck breaker at the same time!!! R CUBED!
Luscious Jackson: What an electric move by the Red River Mafia hitting the Red River Rapids!
Shannan Lerch: The rapids of the red river must be quite a ride!
Zach Davis: Or better known as R Cubed, and yes, they are quite a ride. I’ve had the pleasure of going down the Red River myself!
Luscious Jackson: Sleeping with Seth Lerch’s mother while she’s on the rag is by NO means the Red River we are talking about here Zach!
Shannan Lerch: HEY YOU SICK-O!!!
Zach Davis: But it is true!!!!!! I can see how the 2 could be confused though, thanks L-Jack for clearing that up.
Boone slides out of the ring as Craven makes the cover.
The Red River Mafia picks up the win in the tag team handicap match! Just the opposite handicap Seth Lerch wanted it to be. And it doesn’t look like the end of the match as Chuck Watson is on the outside under the ring and pulling out a table. The referee is standing in front of Johnny Craven waving his arms and calling for the bell as Knite lays lifeless in the middle of the ring! The table is being slid into the ring as Craven knocks the referee out of the ring! Boone picks up the table and sets it up in the corner as Watson goes over to Adam Knite and starts to ask Craven to pick him up. Out comes Kelly Fox crying as she climbs into the ring and lays herself over Adam. Furious at these actions by Kelly, The Red River Mafia begins to exit the ring. Craven and Watson are almost half way up the ramp before Boone stops at the bottom of the ramp and has this SICK freakin look on his face! Boone walks over to the ring and pulls out another table and sets it up on the outside. He climbs back into the ring as Craven and Watson look on not understanding what is going on. Boone places his hand on the shoulder of Kelly as she looks up at him. Boone then clutches her throat as she screams in horror! Boone picks her up and over the head suplexes Kelly through the table in the ring!!! Officials are immediately on the scene tending to Kelly as Knite is finally coming to as Boone turns to look at Knite. Knite crawls back to his feet as Boone kicks him in the gut and begins beating him down again as Boone calls for Craven back into the ring. Craven shakes his head in disgust and amazement as he slides under the ropes. Boone is on the top turnbuckle now as Craven picks up Knite and places him on the shoulders of Boone! He holds Knite up high and leaps off BOONE’S DAY DEVICE TO THE OUTSIDE THROUGH THE TABLE!!! THE CARNAGE! CHUCK WATSON IS GOING CRAZY AS HOLY SHIT CHANTS RING THROUGHOUT THE ARENA! Boone clutches his back briefly, but just sits there with this sickly grin on his face.
Luscious Jackson: DAVEY BOONE HAS LOST HIS MIND! I CAN’T BELIEVE IT! Keep him away from me! He’s making a statement and will stop at NOTHING to get what he feels he deserves.
Shannan Lerch: People are insane.
Boone slowly gets to his feet, with help from Craven. The Red River Mafia heads to the back.
Television Title Match
Lawnmower Jones vs Bobby Cairo
Luscious Jackson: Hey hey kids it's Kent Brockman the Clown! Haha I'm just playing yo. It's the finals of the Television Title tournament!
Zach Davis: That's right, Luscious. Tonight live as always from the WCF Arena in Allegheny, Pennsylvania we will crown the brand-new WCF Television Champion. The finals of this tournament have come down to two bitter enemies Bobby Cairo and Lawnmower Jones. This is the matchup that most fans were anticipating and I must say that I'm looking forward to this final showdown between these two heated rivals.
Shannan Lerch: There's no excuses tonight, guys. Cairo and Jones have both plowed through the competition to reach this winner take all matchup. There will be no rematch clauses and no return bouts next week on Slam. This is the final match ever between Jones and Cairo. The winner will take the title and the bragging rights, the loser will be mocked and taunted until my throat is sore!
The words My Name is Lawnmower Jones, and I Love to Mow! are heard across the arena. Then, Scottish bagpipes are heard around the arena, as a motor starting then a lawnmower mowing is heard. Lawnmower Jones appears on the stage without Lonnie, his lawnmower. He looks saddened and depressed as he walks down the ramp and he rolls into the ring.
Luscious Jackson: Yo, what's up with Lonnie? Is she dead or what?
Pyrotechnics explode at the top of the ramp, the lights in the arena flicker. "11 Dreams" by Mercenary echoes throughout the building and the crowd immediately boos. Bobby Cairo appears at the top of the ramp and the crowd boos even louder. Cairo slowly walks down to the ring with no expression on his face as middle fingers go up all around the arena.
Shannan Lerch: God he's such a hottie! I love you, Bobby!
Electricity fills the air in the WCF Arena. The fans are on their feet. Cairo and Jones stand in opposite corners and stare each other down before this last-ever showdown. The referee checks each man for foreign objects then signals for the timekeeper to ring the bell. The bell rings, neither man makes a move. They continue to stare each other down as the fans wait with baited breath in anticipation. Finally the two men circle the ring before locking up. Cairo gains the advantage with a knee to the midsection, locks Jones in a headlock. Jones shrugs Cairo off, throwing him to the mat. Cairo complains to the referee. Cairo and Jones circle the ring and lock up one more time. This time Jones overpowers Cairo and puts him in a headlock. Cairo shoves Jones into the ropes, Cairo leapfrogs Jones, Jones springs into the air and takes Cairo down with a flying shoulder tackle. Cairo springs up, Jones hits a clothesline, Cairo springs up again, Jones hits another clothesline. Cairo slides out to the floor to regroup. Jones pounds his chest and lets out a primal scream, kind of like Tarzan. The fans cheer wildly. Cairo slides back into the ring, once again complains to the referee. Jones grabs Cairo and throws him into the turnbuckles. Jones hits Cairo with an onslaught of clubbing forearms and European uppercuts. Cairo slumps to the mat, Jones chokes him with a boot to the throat. The referee warns Jones. Jones picks Cairo up and slings Cairo over his shoulder before hitting a running powerslam. Jones bounces off the ropes and hits a big Hogan legdrop. Jones covers Cairo and hooks the leg.
Zach Davis: Jones taking a page out of the Hogan playbook and he gets a nearfall early in this matchup.
Shannan Lerch: We all know that Jones and Cairo take joy in hurting each other and wearing each other down, but they're also deadset on winning the Television Title. I don't think they have any qualms about putting this match away quickly if that's what it takes.
Luscious Jackson: Word. I can relate to that. When my homeboy Roscoe stole my astronaut pen I wanted to hurt him, but more importantly I wanted to get my pen back. I love my astronaut pen.
Jones whips Cairo into the ropes, Cairo ducks a Jones clothesline, Cairo leaps onto the second rope and hits Jones with a springboard back elbow. Cairo drills Jones with a double-underhook suplex. Cairo picks Jones up and plants him with a Death Valley driver in the middle of the ring. Cairo grabs Jones' legs and locks him in a standing figure four leglock. Jones screams out in pain as Cairo twists harder on his legs. Jones works to reach the ropes as the crowd cheers encouragement. Cairo has that demented look on his face as he twists harder and harder, trying to inflict more punishment on Jones. Jones fights through the pain and reaches out to grab the bottom rope. The referee tells Cairo to break the hold and Cairo immediately releases the hold. Cairo stomps away at Jones' knee. Cairo props Jones up in the corner and ties up Jones' leg in the ropes. Cairo repeatedly kicks Jones' knee as the referee attempts to intervene. The referee threatens to disqualify Cairo, Cairo finally backs off. The referee frees Jones' leg from the ropes. Cairo drags Jones to the center of the ring and hits a fisherman's brainbuster. Cairo climbs to the second rope, drops an elbow directly onto Jones' knee. Cairo picks Jones up, hits him with the rolling Germans. Cairo locks Jones in the STF. Jones screams out as Cairo cinches in the hold. Jones squirms around for several moments, trying to escape. After failing to do so, Jones' entire body goes limp. The referee checks on Jones. The referee grabs Jones' hand and lifts it into the air. The ref lets go and Jones' hand drops to the mat. The ref again picks up Jones' hand and holds it in the air before letting go. It once again drops to the mat. Cairo senses that victory is near and a wicked smile comes across his face. The crowd chants for Jones in a desperate attempt to revive their hero. The ref picks up Jones' hand for the third time. The ref lets go and...Jones is pumping his fist! He's fighting back! Jones is crawling to the ropes, inch by inch, centimeter by centimeter as the crowd cheers him on. Jones reaches out...and grabs the rope! Cairo releases the hold with a look of frustration on his face, but he maintains his focus and stomps away at Jones' knee. Cairo grabs Jones' leg and drops an elbow right onto his knee. Cairo rolls out of the ring and grabs a metal folding chair. Cairo rolls back into the ring with the chair. The referee warns Cairo, but Cairo ignores him. Cairo takes the chair and uses it to trap Jones' ankle in a prone position. Cairo climbs to the top rope. Cairo leaps off the top rope and goes for a double foot stomp onto the chair, but Jones lifts his leg and Cairo impacts facefirst with the chair. Jones slowly climbs to his feet. He grabs Cairo by the hair and throttles him with stiff right hands. Jones whips Cairo into the ropes, grabs him and plants him with a spinebuster. Jones limps over to the corner and waits, poised for Cairo. Cairo gets up and Jones drills with him a spear. Jones picks Cairo up and hoists Cairo above his head. Jones grimaces in pain as he presses Cairo three times over his head and then dumps Cairo to the mat. Jones bounces off the ropes and hits a running big splash on Cairo. Jones hooks Cairo's leg.
Zach Davis: Jones is cooking even after that punishment he took from Cairo! He's a tough customer. It's going to take a lot more than a bad knee to keep him down.
Shannan Lerch: That's true, Jones grew up in one of the worst ghettos in Ballatar. He used to sell Michelin tires as lunchmeat to the school children.
Luscious Jackson: Damn, that's nasty. Reminds me of my old lady.
Jones picks Cairo up, slings Cairo onto his shoulder. Jones walks over to the corner, drops Cairo facefirst onto the turnbuckle with the Snake Eyes. Cairo grabs his face and turns around, walks right into a big boot from Jones. Cairo is down in the corner. Jones climbs to the middle rope and gyrates up and down like oldschool Vader before coming down hard on Cairo with a big splash. Jones isn't finished. He grabs Cairo and then climbs onto the middle rope. Jones leaps off the rope and buries Cairo with a sitout side powerslam. Jones picks Cairo up and whips Cairo into the ropes, Cairo goes for a flying crossbody, Jones catches him and hits an overhead belly-to-belly suplex. Jones once again waits poised for Cairo. Cairo gets up, Jones creams him with a running lariat that makes Cairo do a backflip before crash landing on the canvas. Jones locks Cairo in an armbreaker. Cairo screams out in pain as Jones pulls and twists at his arm like a family of hobos demolishing a turkey on Thanksgiving morning at the soup kitchen. The crowd roars as Jones takes sadistic pleasure in torturing Cairo. Cairo frantically flails about and reaches out for the ropes. Cairo can't quite reach them and Jones continues to crank away on his arm. Cairo is desperate to escape...he fights for all that he's worth and finally manages to reach the ropes. The crowd boos as the referee orders Jones to break the hold. Jones grudgingly complies, but goes back to work by stomping away at Cairo's shoulder. Jones picks Cairo up and levels him with a vicious shoulderbreaker. Cairo is sprawled out on the mat, groaning in pain. Jones bounces off the ropes and hits a flying knee drop onto Cairo's shoulder. Jones covers Cairo and hooks the leg.
Zach Davis: Jones almost had him! Turnabout is fair play, guys. Cairo went after Jones' leg, now Jones is going after Cairo's arm and shoulder area.
Shannan Lerch: Cairo has to be weary of the Jonesmission. Jones can slap it on you from almost any position.
Luscious Jackson: True dat. He choked me out when we was on line at the salad bar cuz I wouldn't let him cut in front of me.
Jones whips Cairo into the corner. Jones charges in and hits Cairo with a big splash. Jones whips Cairo to the opposite corner. Jones charges in for another splash, but Cairo gets his boot up and Jones walks facefirst right into it. Both men collapse to the mat. The crowd cheers encouragement for Jones as both he and Cairo slowly crawl to the ropes. Both men gingerly climb to their feet using the ropes as support. Jones and Cairo are now on their feet. Cairo charges toward Jones and goes for a spinning heel kick, but Jones catches Cairo and plants him with a modified chokebomb. Jones picks Cairo up into a gorilla press position then flapjacks Cairo throatfirst across the top turnbuckle. Jones grabs Cairo by his waist and hits a release German suplex. Cairo goes flying across the ring and crashes into the turnbuckles. Cairo is visibly shaken, he props himself up using the turnbuckles. Jones charges Cairo and goes for a high knee strike. Cairo drops to the mat and Jones rams into the turnbuckles. Cairo grabs Jones and goes for the Loco Vuelo, but Cairo's shoulder is too fucked up and he can't lift Jones. Jones shakes free, kicks Cairo in the midsection and goes for the Rev the Engine, but Jones' knee is still screwed up from earlier and it buckles under the pressure. Jones collapses with Cairo on top of him. Cairo alertly hooks Jones' leg.
Zach Davis: Cairo nearly gets the win from out of nowhere! Both men are clearly feeling the effects of the accumulated wear and tear of this match.
Shannan Lerch: Both men want this victory so badly. They want the title, they want the respect, they want to claim ultimate victory over their arch enemy.
Luscious Jackson: True dat.
Cairo goes for the Cairopractor, but Jones kicks him in the face. Jones gets up and bludgeons Cairo with a pair of European uppercuts. Jones whips Cairo into the ropes, scoops him up and hits him with a Samoan drop. Jones signals for the Jonesmission, which gets a pop from the crowd. Jones waits for Cairo to get up, stalks him around the ring and then locks him in the Jonesmission. Both men are still standing as Jones locks in the hold. Jones grapevines his legs around Cairo's waist and tries to bring him down. Cairo won't budge and instead backs up into the corner, sandwiching Jones between himself and the turnbuckles. Cairo grabs Jones around the neck and hits a running bulldog. Cairo once again goes for the Cairopractor. This time Cairo turns Jones over and locks it in. The crowd tries to rally Jones one more time. Jones fights to reach the ropes, Cairo simply stands up and drags Jones back to the middle of the ring. Cairo leans back and increases the pressure, Jones refuses to tap out. Jones continues to fight, the crowd cheering him on...but he can't reach the ropes. Jones slowly drifts into a state of unconsciousness as Cairo continues to apply pressure. The ref checks on Jones. The ref raises Jones' hand once, twice...three times. He's out. The referee signals for the bell.
Zach Davis: Bobby Cairo has won this match! Jones showed a lot of heart and refused to tap out, but he couldn't escape the Cairopractor!
Shannan Lerch: Ladies and gentlemen, we have a new WCF Television Champion. Cairo wins the title and I have to say that it's refreshing to see such a vibrant and photogenic young man holding such a prestigious title. Makes me proud to be an employee of this fine company.
Luscious Jackson: This is so wack. I don't believe in nothing no more.
Cairo grabs the WCF Television Title belt from the referee and holds it high above his head as the fans pelt the ring with trash. The boos nearly drown out Cairo's theme music as the fans express their dissatisfaction with the new TV champ.
Hardcore Title Match
Danny Vice vs Thunder
The lights go out in the arena as the crowd begins to emit electricity from their anticipation. The opening notes of "Map of the Problematique" by Muse hits the speakers to a huge ovation from the crowd. The lights flash several times before coming on full showing Danny "The Vagrant" Vice standing a top the ramp. Danny raises his arms to his sides, exciting the crowd as he feeds off of them like they feed off of him. He rushes to the ring and slides in before climbing the turnbuckle and posing with both arms over his head. Two huge "V" pyros explode in the ring before Danny jumps down in preparation for his match.
Zach Davis: Well it looks like Jimmy Vice isn’t here tonight? I wonder where he could be?
Shannan Lerch: He’ll be here. Those brothers are thicker than thieves.
"Money" by Pink Floyd begins to play. As the cash register sound ends and the music begins, Thunder walks towards the ring with the Hardcore Title strapped around his waist and Janie Vice on his arm. He reaches the apron and climbs the turnbuckle, taunting the fans.
Zach Davis: And there’s the controversial Hardcore champion, Thunder.
Shannan Lerch: Controversial?
Zach Davis: Well, Danny Vice let him win the title.
Shannan Lerch: You’re so blind Zach.
Luscious Jackson: Regardless, this one is going to be wild!
The bell rings and the two men circle in the ring. Thunder challenges Vice for a test of strength which Vice complies with. Just before they lock hands, Thunder steps away and clutches his wrist causing a huge boo from the crowd. After conversing with Janie he steps back in for the challenge, and again pulls away clutching the same wrist. The crowd booes again, but Danny has had enough. He walks over to Thunder, turns him around, and plants four right hands to the face of Thunder to a huge roar from the crowd. Vice whips Thunder into the corner, and follows up with a hurricanrana to launch Thunder into the center of the ring. Thunder quickly rolls outside to Janie who consoles him.
Zach Davis: The Vagrant is a ball of fire!
Thunder rolls back into the ring, but it seems he has something on his right hand. Vice swings and connects with a right hand, but Thunder counters with a right of his own, knocking the Vagrant to the mat and busting him open. Thunder then reveals to the crowd the brass knuckles Janie handed him, to a chorus of jeers.
Zach Davis: The champ draws first blood in this match-up.
Shannan Lerch: He said he would make this quick, but painful.
Luscious Jackson: He’s half right so far.
Thunder makes the cover.
Kickout by Vice. Thunder shrugs it off and climbs to his feet. He pulls Vice up and hits an inverted DDT, then showboats to the crowd. Thunder walks to the turnbuckle and poses while smiling at the booes from the crowd. Meanwhile, Jimmy Vice comes darting down the ramp with a dufflebag in hand. Danny climbs to his feet as Jimmy pulls a lighttube out of his bag and tosses it to him. Thunder drops down from the turnbuckle and catches a lighttube to the skull, busting Thunder open as he drops to the mat clutching his head. Jimmy then tosses a second lighttube to Danny as he climbs the turnbuckle, waiting for Thunder.
Zach Davis: There’s nothing that can come of this that’s good or positive for Thunder.
Thunder gets to his feet as Danny leaps from the top rope and delivers an axe-handle smash with the lighttube across the forehead of Thunder. The glass sprays everywhere in the ring as Thunder drops again to the mat. Vice riles up the crowd with his arms as it looks like he is going to try and lock-in the Vicelock. Thunder is slow to his feet and Vice locks in his submission maneuver just as Janie Vice leaps on the apron to distract the referee. Thunder begins to tap after a few moments, but the referee doesn’t see it. Jimmy Vice runs around the ring and pulls his twin sister off the apron, but Janie slaps him across the face.
Shannan Lerch: Yes, slap the hell out of him!
Zach Davis: Now how did he deserve that, she’s ruining this for Danny in the ring.
Luscious Jackson: Who cares, there hasn’t been nearly enough bloodshed here yet.
Danny releases the hold on Thunder and goes to grab the referee, while Jimmy Vice lays out Janie with a clothesline. The referee then throws Jimmy out of the match. HE HAS TO GO BACKSTAGE!
Shannan Lerch: Even better, get that thug out of here!
Zach Davis: Thug! She threw the first blow!
Shannan Lerch: Well she’s a girl, and he just hit her.
Zach Davis: She is more a she-devil or witch than “girl”.
Luscious Jackson: Dis true.
Meanwhile, Thunder hits Vice with a lowblow in the ring with the referee still arguing with Jimmy Vice outside. Thunder capitalizes by suplexing Vice onto the shards of glass in the ring. Danny wrenches his back in pain, and Thunder locks on a single-leg boston crab to further punish the back of Danny Vice. Vice screams in angst as he reaches for the nearest rope, but nothing is to be found. Vice somehow grabs a hold of one of Thunder’s legs and attempts to reverse the hold. Thunder quickly recovers and follows with a double knee drop the chest of Danny Vice. Cover by Thunder.
Kickout by Vice. Thunder follows with several vicious stomps to the face of Vice. He taunts Vice and the crowd, who boo him loudly.
Thunder: Janie! Janie! Get a table!
Janie Vice begins to setup a table from beneath the ring on the outside of the ring. Thunder lifts Vice to his feet and slams his head into the nearest turnbuckle.
Zach Davis: Thunder has just one thing in mind this evening, and that is absolute domination over the Vagrant.
Shannan Lerch: Zach, you almost said that as if this rivalry ever goes any other way. When it comes down to Thunder and Danny Vice, Thunder is stronger, smarter, and just plain better. He is the champion, not the challenger, and tonight he shows why.
Luscious Jackson: Damn!
Shannan Lerch: In fact, this isn’t a rivalry!? Rivalries are when two sides are close to equal. Here, Thunder is the hammer, and Vice is the nail.
Thunder delivers two vicious chops to Vice chest. Vice tries to stumble out of the corner, but Thunder just grabs Vice and snaps off an inverted DDT. Vice looks unconscious on the mat as Thunder poses for the crowd to a chorus of booes. Thunder grabs Vice, who moves like a ragdoll and tosses him on top of the turnbuckle just above the table.
Zach Davis: This looks high risk...
Shannan Lerch: High reward.
Thunder lifts Vice high in the air, holding him in the vertical suplex for several seconds with a single arm to show off for the fans before delivering a vicious JackHammer off the turnbuckle through the table. Both men are laid out on the ground as a pool of blood from each man forms on top of the wreckage.
Crowd: Please don’t die! Please don’t die! Please don’t die!
Zach Davis: My god what is going through Thunder’s mind? The man is sick, he’s twisted.
Luscious Jackson: And he’s the hardcore champion for a reason.
Shannan Lerch: Amen Luscious.
Thunder sits up first and smiles. He wipes the blood from his forehead and licks it with his tongue to a mixed reaction from the crowd. He crawls over to Vice to make the cover.
3...No! Vice gets a shoulder up and the crowd goes apeshit.
Shannan Lerch: How!
Zach Davis: Danny Vice has always had a never say die attitude. Tonight will make no difference. In fact, this is the time where The Vagrant shines the brightest. The lights on bright and a titles on the line.
Luscious Jackson: Doesn’t he have 0 singles titles?
Thunder looks stunned as he grabs Vice and tosses him back inside of the ring.
Crowd: THUNDER SUCKS! THUNDER SUCKS! THUNDER SUCKS!
Zach Davis: For the first time ever it seems this crowd is actually getting to Thunder, as he screams violently back at the crowd.
Thunder lifts Vice to his feet and sets him atop his shoulder for a Thunder and Lightning. He walks over toward the ropes and screams at the crowd again before taking Vice to the center of the ring. With a bloody smile on his face, Thunder lifts Vice, but Vice reverses, lands on his feet, and drills Thunder with the Outkast superkick. Both men collapse to the mat unconscious at the crowd goes wild.
Zach Davis: OUTKAST! OUTKAST!
Luscious Jackson: Fool pulled that one out of his ass!
Shannan Lerch: Dammit Thunder, get up! Wake him up Janie! Get him up!
Zach Davis: The referee has started his count as both men are down on the mat.
5...Vice begins to crawl towards Thunder.
9...Vice drapes his arm across the chest of Thunder for the pin.
Zach Davis: 1! 2! 3! No! Thunder got a shoulder up. Oh my oh my Thunder is still alive.
Shannan Lerch: Of course he is!
Luscious Jackson: Quit screamin’, both of you’s.
Vice looks up at the referee, astonished Thunder got a shoulder up. Both wrestlers struggles to their feet. Thunder swings first, wildly at Vice, who ducks it and hits Thunder with a vicious spinebuster. Vice kips up to the pleasure of the crowd and begins to climb the turnbuckle. He sets up and screams loudly in the air as he executes the Halo, but Janie Vice pulls Thunder out of the way as Vice lands on his back with nobody home.
Zach Davis: Janie Vice may have just saved the Hardcore title for her boytoy Thunder.
Thunder is first to his feet and he climbs out of the ring to go underneath the ring. He pulls out a leather strap and climbs into the ring where Vice is slowly getting to his feet. Thunder strikes Vice across the back with the strap. The bleeding from earlier, which had stopped, immediately begins flowing down the back of the Vagrant again. Thunder pulls back and lashes across the back of Vice once again. And then a third time. Thunder then begins to choke Vice with the strap. The referee can do nothing in this Hardcore Title match, as Vice slowly begins to fall to a knee. The crowd cheers loudly behind him, but he is now on both knees and seemingly going out.
Zach Davis: This might be it as that blatant choke is going to do Vice in tonight.
Shannan Lerch: Finally, an end to this mess.
Luscious Jackson: I bet the crowd’s energy makes Vice fight back with some sort of superhuman strength.
Zach Davis: Wow, Luscious is right! Vice is getting back to his feet.
Vice struggles to his feet and elbows Thunder twice in the stomach, but Thunder stomps Vice’s foot, dropping him back to a knee with the choke intact. With all other options seemingly closed, Vice drills Thunder with a low blow.
Luscious Jackson: Motherfucker!
Zach Davis: Danny has no options left, so he went below the belt to force Thunder to break the hold.
Thunder grimaces in pain as Vice bolts off the ropes and plants a springboard DDT on Thunder. Vice with the cover.
Thunder gets a shoulder up. Vice realizes it will take more than that for this match and rolls out of the ring to grab a steel chair. He enters the ring and swings at Thunder who ducks its and hits a spinning heel kick, driving the chair into Vice. Vice drops the chair and bounces off the ropes, but Thunder grabs the chair and hits a vicious shot to the head of Vice. Vice is out on his feet, so Thunder drops the chair, grabs Vice, and delivers a huge Thunder & Lightning on top of the steel chair. Cover...
Zach Davis: What a barrage of chairshots by Thunder, this could be it...
3...No! Vice puts his leg on the rope.
Shannan Lerch: Oh my god this guy just won’t stay down will he!?!? Does he want more?
Zach Davis: How did he have the ring awareness to find the ropes there, I thought he was out!
Luscious Jackson: Never doubt neither of these boys when it’s showtime!
Shannan Lerch: I hate you almost as much as Zach sometimes. That doesn’t even make sense!
Thunder screams at the referee that there was a three count before Vice reached the ropes. Thunder argues and screams but to no avail as the referee threatens to disqualify him. Thunder grabs Vice by the head, but Vice rolls him up in a quick small package.
Kickout by Thunder as Vice nearly stole a victory. Thunder was a little sloppy and slow and nearly cost himself the title. He stomps on Vice’s back twice before lifting him and whipping Vice into the ropes. Vice ducks a clothesline and hits a flying crossbody block. Thunder rolls it over into a pin.
Vice kicks out. Both men to their feet quickly, Vice misses a spinning heel kick. Thunder tries to follow with an elbow but Vice rolls away. Vice whips Thunder into the ropes and misses a jumping leg lariat, Thunder bounces back and both men take each other out with a clothesline. The referee starts a count as the crowd cheers the fast action of these men.
Zach Davis: This might be it, get to your feet and make the cover, neither man is moving! Who has more left?
6...Thunder begins to stir.
7...Vice begins to stir.
8...Thunde to a knee and breaks the count. Vice is right behind him. Thunder hits Vice with a right. Vice follows with a right of his own. Thunder hits another right. Then a right from Vice. Then two rights from Thunder, as he blocks Vice’s attempt and whips him into the ropes. Thunder looks for a backbody drop, but Vice counters into a sunsetflip pin.
Thunder kicks out. Both men up, Vice nails Thunder with an Outkast out of nowhere!
Zach Davis: Cover him Dan...no! Janie!
Shannan Lerch: Take him out.
Janie Vice slides in the ring and grabs the steel chair, she swings at Danny who ducks it, kicks the chair away and hits Janie with Rejection! Thunder is slowly climbing to his feet and Danny grabs the chair and crushes him with a vicious chairshot. Vice then sets the chair around the neck of Thunder, as a rage grows in his eyes people have not seen since his Team of Treachery days. Vice ascends to the top rope as the crowd climbs to their feet.
Crowd: HALO! HALO! HALO! HALO!
Zach Davis: Danny Vice is prepared to give the people exactly what they ask for.
Shannan Lerch: But he can break Thunder’s neck!
Vice flies off the top rope...
Luscious Jackson: Oh my God-
And connects with the Halo. There is no big pop; the crowd is speechless at the brutality Vice just displayed. Danny clutches his back in pain before pinning Thunder, chair still around his neck.
Zach Davis: No one could survive that... Well, no one could kick out after that, anyway. Danny Vice is our new Hardcore Champion.
Shannan Lerch: That isn't the big news. Danny Vice has finally defeated Thunder in one of the most bitter rivalries we have ever seen.
Danny slowly stands to his feet. The ref goes to hand him the belt, which he look at almost as if it was a consolation prize. Regardless, he takes the belt and straps it around his waist before raising his arm in the air. He looks down at Thunder before dropping out of the ring and slowly making his way up the ramp to the back.
Seth Lerch vs Logan
Zach Davis: And now it is time for the glass match.
Shannan Lerch: Let me explain the rules: Regular hardcore match, but with glass. Lots of glass. Weapons made of glass.
Luscious Jackson: That's fucked up.
The lights dim in the arena, blue pryos shoot down the ramp, and a drum beat rolls into the PA speakers. Metallica's "The Struggle Within" blasts out of the speakers, and Logan steps out from behind the black curtain with a cocky look on his face as he walks down to the ring. On the way, Logan reaches out every now, and then slapping a fans hand or two. Once he's by the ring Logan climbs the steps, stepping into the ring through the middles ropes and climbing the turnbuckle to throw both arms into the air for a cheering crowd. Logan hops off the turnbuckle, pacing around the ring until his music cuts.
Zach Davis: Logan looks quite determined here.
Master of Puppets by Metallica hits, and Seth Lerch walks out. The fans boo him mercilessly. He slides into the ring, looking at Logan intently. All business.
Shannan Lerch: And here is Seth, and I've never seen him more intense than right now.
The bell rings.
Luscious Jackson: Let the bloodshed begin!
Logan rushes Seth, who quickly slides right out of the ring. On the floor are several sheets of glass. Logan slides out, going after Seth, who quickly grabs one of the pieces of glass and swings right at Logan's head! The crowd ooh's, but Logan ducks it and then hits several jabs to Seth's face. Seth drops the glass, which shatters as it hits the mat.
Zach Davis: This is dangerous for those fans at ringside.
Shannan Lerch: And, Jesus, look at that glass. That could've blinded Logan if it had hit him...
Logan hits several more fists to Seth's face before picking him up and hitting a Scoop Slam... right onto the glass.
Luscious Jackson: AW SNAP.
The crowd OOH's again and Seth quickly rolls away, clutching his back in pain. It has several cuts, and blood begins to flow. Logan smiles at Seth, letting him stand up. Logan then grabs him, going for another slam, but Seth maneuvers himself behind him and shoves him hard into a turnbuckle. Logan's head connects with the pole, and he falls to the mat as well... also onto the shards of glass!
Zach Davis: Both men are cut open now! Lord...
Logan isn't cut up as bad as Seth, but he's too out of it to even roll away. Seth approaches him, kicking him several times, right in the head. He then pulls several of the sheets of glass out and slides them into the ring.
Shannan Lerch: This match can't last long... this is just too dangerous.
Seth picks Logan up and rolls him into the ring, before sliding in himself. Seth begins picking Logan up... but Logan starts fighting back, hitting several shots to Seth's stomach. Logan is to his feet, hitting more shots to Seth's face, and throws him to the ropes... Belly to Belly Suplex! Seth is flat on his back, and Logan starts setting up the glass. He sets two on their side, and then puts one on top, like a table.
Luscious Jackson: Whatever he's thinkin', he's crazy. All you white folk are crazy.
He picks Seth up, puts him in the DDT position, moving towards the glass setup...
Zach Davis: No Logan, don't-
BAM LOGAN DDTS SETH THROUGH THE GLASS! It shatters, several pieces lodging themself in both Seth and Logan himself. Seth's face is bleeding immedately, and Logan throws an arm over him.
No! Seth gets his arm up!
Shannan Lerch: What a tough bastard.
Logan, not completely surprised, stands up. He grabs the glass pieces that weren't broken and sets one on the mat. He then moves Seth's head onto it, face up. He takes the other piece of glass and raises it up over his head...
Luscious Jackson: He isn't going to-
Logan SLAMS the glass down towards Seth's skull! Seth quickly moves out of the way, and the glass shatters against glass. It does manage to cut up Logan's hands a bit, however. Logan turns to Seth, who is beginning to get up, and who's face is covered in a crimson mask. Logan pulls him in and lifts him up like a Vertical Suplex.... and hits a Brainbuster onto the glass shards!
Zach Davis: AYYYY.
Seth screams in agony, and blood is running down various places of his head. Logan turns him over so the glass shards are under his back, and then moves to his legs... and begins locking in the LoganShooter.
Shannan Lerch: Bret Hart never did it like that.
The glass is digging into Seth's stomach, and the ref is asking him if he wants to give up. He simply screams in the refs face, screaming in pain, but won't give up. Logan cranks on the move more and more, but to no avail. After several moments Logan releases the hold.
Luscious Jackson: I don't believe he didn't tap out. Or pass out, even.
Logan waits in the corner, catching his breath, letting Seth slowly stumble to his feet on his own. Logan runs, launching himself at Seth, but Seth dodges out of the way. Logan flies out of the ring to the outside, right into the guardrail. Seth measures him, waiting for him to stand.... and dives outside with a Suicide Dive!
Zach Davis: What a move! Seth might be back into this match after all.
Seth slowly gets to his feet. He kicks Logan several times, blood running down his face. He then turns and pulls another sheet of glass out from under the apron, and then slides it into the ring. He picks Logan up, hitting some stiff shots to the head, then slides him in. Seth then rolls in himself.
Shannan Lerch: I know that look. Seth has a plan.
Seth is breathing heavily, and he wipes blood from his eyes. He picks Logan up, then puts him on the turnbuckle, upside down, tree of woe position. He takes the sheet of glass and places it over Logan's face.
Luscious Jackson: Oh God no. This can't be good.
Seth takes several steps back so he's at the opposite turnbuckle, looking at Logan intently...
Zach Davis: No... if that glass wasn't there, I'd say he'd be going for a Hesitation Dropkick, but you can't... not with glass....
Seth takes a deep breath, runs, and hits the Hesitation Dropkick into the glass, shattering it into Logan's face! The crowd chants "HOLY SHIT!" Seth holds his legs in pain, and Logan appears lifeless. Seth uses the last bit of his strength to pull Logan away from the ropes and pins, hooking the leg.
NO! Logan kicks out!
Shannan Lerch: IT ISN'T WORTH IT LOGAN! Just give up!
Seth is pissed, having thought that would have finished Logan off. He stands, kicking at Logan mercilessly. He sighs, picking Logan up and putting his head between his legs, Powerbomb style.
Luscious Jackson: He's gonna finish Logan off with the Crucifix Powerbomb of his!
Zach Davis: And there are lots of tiny pieces of glass all over for Seth to plant Logan on.
Seth picks Logan up for the move, but Logan flips to behind Seth, landing on his feet, locking in the Sleeper... AND HE HITS THE CONNECTOR! The crowd pops huge as Seth lands once again into the glass!
Shannan Lerch: His back was already cut up, and more and more glass keeps getting shoved into those open wounds.. arghhh.
Logan drapes his body over Seth's, both men out of energy. The ref begins the count.
Luscious Jackson: Logan wins it! Logan finally wins!
Zach Davis: At the first Payback match, it was a draw. Last year, Logan won technically, but it was more of a victory for Seth Lerch. Now, Logan has finally had the last word. The final payback.
Logan's music is playing but neither man is moving. The EMTs are ringside, and they're pulling each man out of the ring and onto stretchers.
Shannan Lerch: Actually, I don't know if any of these men can be called winners. The real winners are the doctors who are going to get paid to fix their bodies.
Both Logan and Lerch are on stretchers and being taken to the back now.
Team NCW vs Jack of Blades/Creeping Death
Shannan Lerch: A very important match coming up. Team NCW versus Team WCF.
Zach Davis: A worrying roster with NCW. We’ve got former World Champions Outcast and Steve Carr along with Merc, who has already proven himself competent in a massive victory over the current champion, along with old favourites, Rick Mad and Davey Ortega.
Luscious Jackson: Not only that but they heavily outnumber Team WCF. Just Creeping Death and current World Champion, Jack of Blades.
Zach Davis: Just? Those two practically epitomize WCF. However, I’ll admit they may be a little overwhelmed here. Not only have NCW got the numbers advantage but they’re also a coherent unit. Death and Blades are well known for their differing ideologies and opinions and the tension that has brought.
Shannan Lerch: But it does seem that they’ve developed a degree of respect for one another after their last encounter.
Luscious Jackson: And lastly, we heard earlier that if Team NCW wins, Creeping Death's MCE Division is finished.
Zach Davis: There is a lot riding on this match.
Shannan Lerch: I hate Creeping Death, but I don't wanna boo Team WCF... sigh.
''Remedy'' By Seether hits as Outcast, Merc, Rick Mad, Steve Carr and Davey Ortega emerge from the back. The smile at the odds being in their favour with Outcast differing by giving as many fans as he can the finger. They walk to the ring as confident as ever. They enter the ring holding up their hands. They wait for their opponents.
Luscious Jackson: A united front.
The lights slowly fade to black. Bells toll as the screen shows shots of a big wooden cross wrapped in barbed wire. It's a sunny day as the "happy" opening to "The Light That Blinds" by Shadows Fall plays. The crowd goes along with the sounds. "Doo-da-doo dooing" along with it. As the song gets darker and darker, the sunny day turns to night. Black clouds roll in and rain begins falling on the cross. Lightning crashes about. As the lightning crashes, white lights in the arena flash. When the song kicks up, thirty-four seconds in, the entire crowd begins headbanging in unison and throwing the horns in the air as the lights come on just a tad, giving light to the dark. Standing on the stage is Creeping Death, wearing a black hoodie with the hood up, arms stretched out in a crucifix fashion. CD stands there for a second or thirty, until the vocals start, taking in the crowd's reaction. Then he slowly makes his way down the ramp, looking out into the audience. As he reaches the ring, he slides in under the bottom rope, and pops to his feet. CD walks over to a turnbuckle, jumps to the middle rope facing in the ring, does the crucifix pose once again, takes the hoodie off, and then takes a seat on the top turnbuckle, awaiting the match to begin.
Shannan Lerch: CD is also fighting for the NCW to respect the MCE division.
David Draiman’s ‘Forsaken’ plays. Jack prematurely enters before he should demonstrating the same look of disdain that he’s been expressing recently. The red rain once again falls and is cut down with a cold stare by the champion whose belt is being dragged without care against the arena floor. Jack continues down to the ring slowly observing the situation his face grimacing even more so when finishing his unknown calculations. The title is soon found launched into the air and into the ring as Jack follows suit. Without taunting or sharing words with his competitors, he reserves himself to his and CD’s corner and waits for the bell to ring.
Zach Davis: Here we go!
CD enters through the ropes as if the team had already discussed tactics prior to their arrival. Team NCW initates a discussion before unanimously electing Rick Mad to begin their assault. Creeping Death and Rick go to tie up but the former quickly dodges his opponent’s attempt. Rick Mad picks himself up off the floor and they make another attempt at circling one another. Once again, Rick Mad jumps the gun and dives at Creeping’s legs. CD dodges it with ease causes Rick to slide onto the canvas and have to reservedly pick himself up.
Luscious Jackson: CD is usin his superior speed to play mind games here.
Rick Mad, now angry at his two failed attempts, once again makes an effort to initiate a grapple. However, as CD goes to respond, Rick Mad changes tactic by charging Blades at the corner full-speed. Jack of Blades sees this coming and bides his time before jumping from the apron and catching Rick’s arms, leaving his trapped and exposed to CD’s attacks. As Rick Mad struggles to free his arms, Creeping Death, seizing the advantage, bounces on and off the ropes smashing a Springboard Dropkick into the spine of the captive Rick Mad. On the moment of impact, Blades releases the grapple causing Rick Mad to topple backwards which CD converts into a cradle.
Outcast storms from his corner and drops a boot into CD breaking the pin. The referee forces Outcast back into his corner as CD lifts both Rick Mad and himself to standing. Rick Mad soon finds himself tracing the footsteps of CD albeit at an accelerated tempo with a powerful Irish Whip from Creeping Death. As Rick Mad rebounds into his corner, Steve Carr makes a quick tag and enters the legal man.
Zach Davis: Quick tag there.
Creeping Death finds himself clotheslined down by Steve Carr. Creeping Death quickly moves to his feet and smashes Steve Carr with a dropkick. They both strike up fighting poses as they move to their feet. Creeping Death reinvigorates the match with an Arm Drag, which stalls but not prevents Steve Carr from returning the offence. Carr makes an effort to suplex CD over his shoulder but the Team WCF member lands on his feet and pulls his attacker down with a Neckbreaker.
Shannan Lerch: Nice little counter from CD there.
The legal men reach their feet at about the same time but Steve Carr makes the decision to take control. He charges Creeping Death, who immediately lowers his body and grabs a rope, forcing Carr over it. Steve, the veteran, manages to centre himself on the apron and from behind grab onto CD’s hair before jerking him to the mat. Carr then catapults himself over the rope with an elbow to Creeping Death’s pectoral. A tag is then made.
Luscious Jackson: Merc is da legal man.
Zach Davis: You gotta think he wants a piece of Blades.
Merc halts Creeping Death’s recovery with a few well-placed kicks. Creeping Death then finds himself placed in a Front Chancery but is able to prevent any further attack with a Dropsault. CD then makes a slow attempt to tag in Blades while Merc follows behind. With a jump, CD does tag in Blades who springs into action by launching himself onto the top rope and springboarding into action. In mid-air, he drops a Double Foot Stomp onto the neck of a kneeling Merc using the momentum to further propel himself and drop his feet into the faces of Davey Ortega and Steve Carr. Bouncing on the top of the rope with his knee-pit, Jack flips over and lands on his feet in a rare aerial show. The crowd gives tentative applause.
Zach Davis: Lovely little bit of aerodynamics there.
Blades turns his attention back to Merc who he lifts his on his shoulders before bringing him hurtling down into an unwelcoming knee with a Go 2 Sleep. Now grounded, Merc finds his legs crossed and pulled over as Jack of Blades’ Judgment Day Jolt is applied. The crowd bursts forth in that kind of mass hysteria atypical to wrestling fans.
Shannan Lerch: Whether Jack is doing this for revenge or WCF is unknown but it must hurt regardless...
As Merc raises his arm perhaps to tap, perhaps to stretch for a rope, Blades finds himself subject to an explosive Big Boot from Outcast causing him, in turn, to relinquish the hold. The referee forces Outcast back into his corner while Jack favours his jaw and Merc rubs some feeling into his back. Merc soon stands and drags the hurt Blades over to his corner legally allowing Outcast to attack. With Outcast the official competitor, he clubs Jack’s neck a few times before dragging him to an upright position by his arm. As Outcast pulls Jack towards him for a Short-Arm Clothesline, Blades ducks out of it and drives Outcast into the referee with a Jumping Knee from behind.
Luscious Jackson: Ref bump! Ref bump!
Outcast falls to his knees at the impact while the remaining members of Team NCW who are on the apron hold Jack back.
Shannan Lerch: What’s Creeping Death doing?
Creeping Death jumping from the apron, quickly pulling back the protective covering on the outside floor and pulling two draw bags from his tights, answers Shannan’s question. Allowing Outcast to catch his breath, Team NCW throw Blades into him, which Outcast converts to a Powerbomb attempt. With Blades seated vertically, Outcast looks to enhance the impression by moving closer to the side of the ring. Just as it looks as if Blades is about to be launched over, he flips out of it and instead wraps his arms around Outcast’s shoulder throwing him over the rope instead with an Overhead Belly-To-Belly Suplex. Almost connecting with Outcast, CD jumps out of the way and pulls the draw bags open before spilling their innards: thumbtacks. Lots of thumbtacks. He then plugs Outcast in between his legs looking to Spike Piledriver him onto a combination of tacks and concrete. However, Team NCW soon come to their leader’s rescue and thus Creeping Death drops him without completing the move and returns to his corner.
Zach Davis: That was close for Outcast there.
Steve Carr, enraged at Team WCF’s attempt at ‘killing’ Outcast jumps onto the apron and begins screaming at Jack of Blades. Blades gets in his face but doesn’t reciprocate the threats. As the cameras zoom into the confrontation, Steve Carr’s face turns into an expression of pure pain. The echo across the arena implicates Creeping Death and the stern kick he has just connected with Carr’s upper back. Blades moves away from the scene only to throw a Savate Kick straight into Carr’s nose leaving him teetering over the thumbtacks. CD starts a pattern with another kick to the back. Blades hits another Savate Kick to the face. Another from CD. Another from Blades. A fourth from Creeping Death. And another from Blades.
Luscious Jackson: Steve Carr’s nose is bust open and his back is red raw.
Zach Davis: What is Blades going for?
Zach Davis query is inspired by Blades backing up and lining his body up with Steve Carr’s. After meeting the necessary positioning, Blades charges forwards, diving through the middle rope, and connecting with a Spear manages to drag Steve Carr off the apron and onto the ‘thumbtacked’ concrete. A ‘Holy Shit’ chant rapidly starts.
Luscious Jackson: Did you see that?
Shannan Lerch: No...What happened?
Luscious Jackson: Really?
Shannan Lerch: No.
A cameraman records the carnage for all to see. Steve Carr’s face ripples with agony at the tack protruding from his back while Blades slowly lifts himself about an inch before falling back to the ground. Creeping Death, now alone, sees a quick attempt at a flank from Merc and Rick Mad and dives through the ropes and applies two Reverse Chanceries. Charging forwards, Creeping Death flips them over with the help of a corner with a Double Shirnai. This means that the referee, Rick Mad, Steve Carr and Merc are all suffering from some sort of attack. Outcast and Davey Ortega move through the ropes and face-off with Creeping Death. Meanwhile, Blades has managed to pick himself up and is currently in the process of removing thumbtacks from his elbow. Successfully detacked, Blades collects a steel chair from by the announce table and slides in alongside of Creeping Death, evening the odds.
Shannan Lerch: Two on two. Well, not including the steel chair.
Zach Davis: What the--?
The odds shift somewhat as Creeping Death finds himself thrown onto the chair by his tag partner with a Cutter. Blades rises; his smile returned.
Zach Davis: Look at that! I’m guessing he’s got over his bout of depression.
Blades baths in the boos from the crowd as if it were a baptism. Outcast and Ortega, shocked, look at one another before the latter extends a hand for Jack to shake. Blades moves to accept it.
Luscious Jackson: Has Blades joined the NCW?
The answer is no. Ortega suffers the same fate as Creeping Death as he is dropped onto the steel chair. Before Outcast can respond, Blades, still with his ecstatic smile, moves out of the ring, collects his title and stopping halfway up the ramp to observe the outcome. The referee has managed to move up to his feet and recognises Outcast, the legal man before he was knocked out, the official NCW member. Merc has moved back to the ring apron, and Outcast tags him in. He waits for CD to stand, measures him up.... and hits the K.I.A.!
Shannan Lerch: That has to be it.
Merc makes the pin.
Zach Davis: And another victory for Team NCW... and the MCE Division is no more.
Shannan Lerch: Honestly, good riddance.
Merc stands, and Outcast meets him in the middle of the ring, shaking his hand. The ref raises their arms, and Rick Mad and Davey Ortega are in the ring next. Lastly, Steve Carr enters, kicking Creeping Death out. All five men stand, raising their arms high in the air to a chorus of booing.
Zach Davis: Jack of Blades and Creeping Death couldn't stop these madmen. Who can?!
We won't find out tonight. The five of them slide out and head to the back.
Euthanasia World Title Contendership Match
Logan vs Rick Mad vs Creeping Death vs Reckless Jack vs Bobby Cairo vs Lawnmower Jones vs Biohazard vs Danny Vice vs Thunder vs Outcast
Zach Davis: Well, uh, I suppose it is time for the Euthanasia match. Goody.
Suddenly, the jumbotron comes to life. On it is Seth Lerch sitting in his office.
Seth Lerch: Greetings! If you're watching this, then it is time for the scheduled Euthanasia match. I regret that I'm unable to make this announcement in person, but I anticipate that after the Glass Match I'll be in no condition. So this has been pre-taped. Regarding tonight's Euthanasia match... What do you people think I am, an idiot?! I'm not risking the LIVES of my top ten wrestlers!
Luscious Jackson: Oh thank God.
The fans, however, boo.
Seth Lerch: "Card Subject to Change," bitches! And now that I have your money that you've already paid to see this show, I don't really care what you think. So goodnight! See you at Slam!
The Jumbotron fades to black.
Shannan Lerch: Uh, well, fans, I suppose this is goodnight-
Suddenly, The Struggle Within by Metallica hits.
Zach Davis: Oh God. What is going on?
Of all people, Madd Dogg steps out from the back.
Madd Dogg: I'm out here on behalf of the one and only Face of Treachery, Logan. Quite frankly, I'm disappointed that my brainchild of a match will not be taking place tonight. But Logan, having seen to it that Seth is absolutely unable to do anything about it, has decided that a World Title contendership match should still take place. So all you guys scheduled for this match? If you still want your chance at a Title shot, get out here. We're having a battle royal!
Luscious Jackson: Oh my!
Shannan Lerch: Isn't someone going to do something about this!? This can't happen!!
The Struggle Within plays again.
Madd Dogg: Introducing first... The Face of Treachery himself.. LOGAN!
Logan limps out from the back. He's had very little amount of time to rest since the Glass Match, and he looks like he's barely conscious.
Zach Davis: I... I don't believe Logan is coming out here to wrestle.
Frantic by Metallica plays next, and out comes Rick Mad.
Luscious Jackson: That's one of Logan's arch enemies, right there.
The lights slowly fade to black. Bells toll as the screen shows shots of a big wooden cross wrapped in barbed wire. It's a sunny day as the "happy" opening to "The Light That Blinds" by Shadows Fall plays. Creeping Death is already in the ring, however, and he's making his way to his feet.
Shannan Lerch: He just competed in a brutal tag match... sucks for him.
The yelling intro of All That Remains' "This Calling" comes into the arena as the lights go out. Blue strobe light starts up as the crowd rocks out to the song, awaiting the next wrestler to come out down to the ring. The strobe light stops only to see it start again, this time with a reddish hue to it. A faint silhouette is shown in the entry way, kneeling down with his head down. There is also a white mist surrounding the area where the silhouette is at. The crowd knows who it is at this point and they start to all throw their arms in preparation for who is about to do it. The strobe light stops when the chorus hits. Pyro explodes as a red spotlight shines brightly on Reckless Jack as he is kneeling down. He springs to his feet and throws his arms out. The fans are cheering seeing Reckless Jack as he starts to breath deeply and exhale. Reckless Jack looks on at the fans, some of which happening to be headbanging out to the song while the others are just kinda enjoying what is going on. Reckless Jack smirks as he starts to walk down to the ring in his wrestling attire. The spotlight stays on him as the people continue to cheer. He slaps a few hands on his way to the ring. Once Reckless Jack is in the middle of the ramp, he stops and starts to hype himself up as he throws his arm into the air and lifts it high. A string of pyro shoots down the ramp as he brings the arm back down. He continues slapping hands with the cheering fans. After he gets to the ring apron, he rolls into the ring, hopping on the nearest turnbuckle, throwing out his arms once more. The crowd cheering, as he hops down and does the same on the opposite turnbuckle. He jumps off the turnbuckle, then crouches down, waiting for his opponents.
Luscious Jackson: And here is Reckless Jack, whom we saw defeat Safestyle Jack earlier in the evening.
Pyrotechnics explode at the top of the ramp, the lights in the arena flicker. "11 Dreams" by Mercenary echoes throughout the building and the crowd immediately pops. Bobby Cairo appears at the top of the ramp and the crowd cheers even louder. Cairo struts down to the ring with a smug look on his face as flashbulbs go off all around the arena.
Zach Davis: The new Television Champion, Bobby Cairo!
The words "My Name is Lawnmower Jones, and I Love to Mow!" are heard across the arena. Then, Scottish bagpipes are heard around the arena, as a motor starting then a lawnmower mowing is heard. Lawnmower Jones walks out from the back. He sneers at all the fans and refuses to touch anyone. In the ring, he shouts things at the crowd then stretches in one corner.
Shannan Lerch: Jones, whom I bet will still be going right after Cairo tonight.
Breakdown by Biohazard plays and Biohazard comes out and walks to the ring as yellow and purple lights flash.
Luscious Jackson: ...Biohazard, and member of the Serpent Saints.
The lights go out in the arena as the crowd begins to emit electricity from their anticipation. The opening notes of "Map of the Problematique" by Muse hits the speakers to a huge ovation from the crowd. The lights flash several times before coming on full showing Danny "The Vagrant" Vice and his brother Jimmy standing a top the ramp. Danny raises his arms to his sides, exciting the crowd as he feeds off of them like they feed off of him. He rushes to the ring and slides in before climbing the turnbuckle and posing with both arms over his head. Two huge "V" pyros explode in the ring before Danny jumps down in preparation for his match.
Zach Davis: Danny Vice, a man who many have believed to be on the edge of the main event for quite a long time now.
"Money" by Pink Floyd begins to play. As the cash register sound ends and the music begins, Thunder walks towards the ring. He reaches the apron and climbs the turnbuckle, taunting the fans.
Shannan Lerch: Thunder, Vice's current arch nemesis. These two had an insane match earlier in the show.
"God of Thunder" hits and Outcast walks out, accompanied by Merc. He points to his NCW shirt halfway down the ring. He slides into the ring and takes off his shirt, holding it up for everyone to see before putting it back on.
Luscious Jackson: And Outcast, who competed earlier as well.
All ten men are in the ring, as is a referee.
Shannan Lerch: Seth is going to be so pissed off when he finds out what happened.
The bell rings, and the ring explodes. Everyone generally goes after who you'd expect them to go after. Rick Mad is beating Logan down in the corner of the ring, and Logan is unable to even fight back.
Zach Davis: All of these men were in matches before this one, and this just goes to show how much a World Title shot means.
Rick picks Logan up, and Logan goes with a low blow out of desperation! Rick stumbles away, Logan lunges... Clothesline! Rick flies right over the top!
Luscious Jackson: Logan eliminated someone! So much for Rick Mad.
Logan's confidence is up now, and he begins Clotheslining down others. Reckless Jack, Outcast, Creeping Death, Biohazard. Meanwhile, Vice has Thunder down in a corner, and Cairo has Jones in the opposite corner. Cairo hits his boot across Jones' face several times. Cairo picks Jones up and goes to throw him over the top, but Jones lands on his feet. Cairo runs at him, Jones shoulders him between the ropes and then gets back in. Jones throws Cairo to the ropes now and hits a stiff Big Boot, sending him down... before he's jumped from behind by Biohazard.
Shannan Lerch: Oh, Biohazard. Jones is always playing the numbers game.
Meanwhile, Creeping Death is stomping away at Logan. Outcast comes up and grabs Creeps and begins brawling with him.
Luscious Jackson: These two participated in the tag match, which pretty much just happened-
And after a few moments, Logan is up and runs at them, dumping them both over the top!
Zach Davis: Logan just eliminated Creeping Death and Outcast!!
Shannan Lerch: This is a man absolutely determined to piss Seth off and win the Title contendership.
Luscious Jackson: To be fair, those two were definitely the most worn out. I'm surprised they even made it out here.
Reckless Jack, who is relatively fresh, has taken to attacking both Thunder and Vice. Jack kicks at them several times, and then picks Thunder up into the Fireman's Carry position.. and drops him in a Death Valley Driver. He then turns to Vice, but Vice starts hitting him several times in the gut. Vice stands and throws Jack to the ropes, then goes for the Outkast!
Zach Davis: If he hits that kick-
Jack ducks it, causing Vice's leg to fly over the top rope. Jack quickly helps Vice's other one over, and Danny Vice falls to the floor below, eliminated.
Shannan Lerch: Reckless Jack has eliminated Danny Vice.
Thunder is up, and with Jack looking outside the ring at Vice, he is able to sneak up behind him and throw Jack over as well!
Luscious Jackson: Eliminations coming fast here. Again, these men are exhausted, it happens.
Reckless Jack hits the outside, but gets right to his feet and looks back up in the ring, livid. A smile soon comes across his face as Bobby Cairo comes up behind Thunder and tosses HIM out!
Zach Davis: And that just proved you right, Jackson.
Shannan Lerch: Who's left? Logan, Cairo, Jones, and Biohazard.
Cairo turns, seeing Biohazard beating down Jones. Logan runs up and throws Biohazard off, kicking at him repeatedly.
Luscious Jackson: We know Biohazard and Cairo are a team, but remember, Jones and Logan used to be in the Team of Treachery. Hell, even before the ToT they were allies.
Logan stomps away at Biohazard, but Cairo comes from behind, grabbing Logan and throwing him down. Logan tries to get back up... but his legs fail him and he slouches back down. Cairo smiles.
Zach Davis: Logan simply can't do it. He's too damn tired.
Cairo smells blood. He starts kicking cockily at Logan's head, which is now bleeding.
Shannan Lerch: Probably busted open something from the glass match.
Cairo picks Logan up, and Biohazard joins him. The two men throw Logan to the ropes, but Lawnmower Jones is back up and tackles Cairo down! Biohazard quickly hits a Back Bodydrop to Logan, sending him down to the mat, before kicking Jones off of Cairo. Biohazard then kicks away at Jones several times, but Jones is pulling himself up... Jones blocks a punch, kicks Biohazard hard, sending him down... Cairo runs at him, and Jones hits a Back Bodydrop, sending Cairo right over the top!
Zach Davis: Lawnmower Jones finally gets his revenge on Bobby Cairo! He's stopped Cairo from reaching the World Title, and it doesn't get much sweeter than that.
And in the next instant, Biohazard tosses Jones over the top. Jones manages to land on his feet, and doesn't even seem too unhappy about being eliminated. He gives Cairo a cheap kick and then walks to the back.
Luscious Jackson: I've heard that Jones is planning on staying with Lonnie in the hospital until she's better, so he might not be back for a little while.
Zach Davis: And now... Logan and Biohazard.
Logan turns to Biohazard. Normally he'd be cocky about this, but there is no sense of confidence on his face. He's just tired. He approaches Biohazard, and Biohazard approaches him. Logan snaps off a quick jab to Biohazard, who is sent reeling. Biohazard responds with lefts and rights of his own before kicking Logan hard in the gut and executing a Double Underhook DDT!
Shannan Lerch: This could be Logan's last chance! He needs to get up!
Biohazard picks Logan up and quickly tosses him to the outside!
Luscious Jackson: Biohazard has it!-
No, Logan lands on his feet!
Zach Davis: NO LOGAN IS STILL ALIVE!
Biohazard hits a stiff kick through the ropes, sending Logan down to the mat below!
Shannan Lerch: I DON'T BELIEVE IT.
Luscious Jackson: ...Biohazard has won! Biohazard has won the World Title contendership!
Zach Davis: We've got Biohazard vs Jack of Blades on the horizon, folks.
David Draiman's Forsaken plays.
Shannan Lerch: And here comes our World Champion himself.
With no fanfare, Jack of Blades comes to the ring, World Title in hand. He sneers at Biohazard, who is catching his breath and slowly standing up. Jack grabs a mic from the ring announcer.
Jack of Blades: ...Biohazard?
Biohazard is to his feet now.
Jack of Blades: What a joke. I'm not going to waste my vocabulary on you, you may not even know proper English. Biohazard, would you like to get this slaughter over with right now?
Luscious Jackson: HERE WE GO! Biohazard getting a World Title shot, tonight!
Jack of Blades: Okay, then. It will be my pleasure.
World Title Match
Biohazard vs Jack of Blades
Zach Davis: I simply don't believe how this night is turning out.
The bell rings, indicating that the World Title match has begun. Jack of Blades smiles smugly at Biohazard, and puts out his hand to shake. Biohazard, naively, takes it.
Shannan Lerch: Biohazard, you idiot-
Of course, Jack pulls Biohazard in for a Short Arm Clothesline, but Biohazard predicts it and ducks it! Biohazard executes a quick Spinebuster!
Luscious Jackson: Wow, I don't believe it! Biohazard taking down the World Champ.. what is he doing?
Biohazard has just ripped his mask off!
Zach Davis: IT'S SKYLER STRIKER!!!!
The crowd has EXPLODED!
Shannan Lerch: Skyler Striker is back!!!
Tonight, Skyler Striker was the man behind Biohazard's mask. Striker looks down at Blades, a smile across his face, trash talking the entire time. He throws Biohazard's mask out to the crowd. They're chanting his name and screaming.
Luscious Jackson: Several weeks ago, Jack of Blades viciously assaulted Skyler Striker during a Hardcore Title match. But now he's back! I simply don't believe this!
Zach Davis: Jack was cocky enough to think he was going to have an easy time with Biohazard, but now...
Jack is looking up, disbelief in his eyes. Striker places a boot squarely between those two eyes, sending Jack down to the mat. Striker kicks Jack several times, over and over and over, and the crowd is still going wild. Striker picks Jack up, throws him to the ropes... catches him.... STRIKER HITS THE FINAL REVELATION!
Shannan Lerch: Striker had surprise on his side! Here's the pin!
NO JACK OF BLADES KICKS OUT!
Luscious Jackson: Aaandd we're back to reality. This is JACK OF BLADES. He ain't goin' down without a fight.
Striker realizes the same thing Jackson has just said. Striker stands up, again picking Jack up with him. He shoves Jack into a corner, and then runs at him. Jack gets a boot up, however, sending Striker reeling. The crowd is booing now, and as Striker turns, Jack hits him with the Jack Off!
Zach Davis: That isn't a move you see Blades whip out that often. He's desperate to get back in control.
Blades is to his feet, eventually. Soon he's the one kicking at Striker, who crawls towards the ropes. Striker reaches them and begins pulling himself up, and Jack continues beating at him as he does. Once Striker is to his feet, he blocks one of Jack's strikes and fires back with one of his own, fighting his way out of the ropes. Jack goes for a quick Clothesline, Striker ducks it AND HITS ANOTHER FINAL REVELATION!
Shannan Lerch: Oh my!
Striker knows that he has his moment. He jumps to the top rope and flies off.. Skyler High Dive!
Luscious Jackson: Two finishers in a row!
Striker goes for the pin! He hooks the leg!
Zach Davis: Three!
NO JACK OF BLADES KICKS OUT.
Shannan Lerch: .....Whaaaat?!
Luscious Jackson: How in the...
Blades got the shoulder up at two and a half. Striker stands, pissed.
Zach Davis: I bet he wishes he had some of Biohazard's acid spit.
Striker signals that he's ending it. He pulls Jack to the middle of the ring.... and puts him in the Lockdown!
Shannan Lerch: The third finisher! The Lockdown!
Jack's face grimaces in pain, and he looks towards the ropes.... crawls... crawls.....
Luscious Jackson: Is he going to make it?!
Jack lunges out.... STRIKER PULLS HIM BACK TO THE CENTER OF THE RING...
Zach Davis: JACK OF BLADES JUST TAPPED OUT!
Indeed he did! Jack taps! Striker lets go of the hold, falling to the mat for a brief second before standing up and getting his arm raised!
Shannan Lerch: The fans are going insane! Striker's done it! He's become the World Champion!
The ref hands Striker the belt, which he raises high above his head to another massive pop as Fallen Angels by Ra is playing!
Luscious Jackson: Quite frankly, fans, we've gone way over time here, we need to go.
Striker climbs a turnbuckle, holding his Title in the air high above his head. Another Striker! Striker! chant is heard throughout the arena, and everyone is on their feet.
Zach Davis: Right you are, Luscious. Goodnight fans, see you on Slam.
Jack of Blades rolls out of the ring, and the fans near him are clapping for him and giving him a standing ovation as well. The copyright info appears, and we fade to black as we see Striker put the World Title around his waist.