The New Champion
Anthrax vs Chris Avery
D-Day vs Madd Dogg
Apollo Griffin Segment
Ryan Daniels vs Gravedigger
Mikami/Johnny Reb vs Slickie T/Dake Ken
Kids by MGMT blasts, pyro explodes, fans cheer, it is time for another Slam!
Zach Davis: Welcome to Slam!
Shannan Lerch: And the Torture era... is over.
Zach Davis: At Blast, fans, we saw Torture lose the World Title. We have a new Champion, and his name is Dake Ken.
Shannan Lerch: That's right. Dake Ken came in here, said he was going to get the World Title... and he has actually done it. He's done what Corey Black, Brad Kane, Gravedigger, Johnny Reb, and more weren't able to do.
Zach Davis: And tonight, Dake Ken and Johnny Reb will meet in the ring once again, though in a tag team match. Reb will be teaming with Mikami, and Dake Ken will be teaming with the new US Champion, who defeated Mikami, Slickie T.
Shannan Lerch: It is a well known fact that Dake Ken and Slickie T have history together, so that'll be interesting. We'll see if Mikami and Reb can coexist together to beat the men that beat them last week.
Zach Davis: And speaking of Mikami... we found out at Blast that Rick Mad has been behind Mikami all this time! That is why all of a sudden Mikami targeted Corey Black and Torture, I'd assume.
Shannan Lerch: Hopefully we get some more answers soon.
Zach Davis: We have Gravedigger in singles action against Ryan Daniels. Gravedigger fought to a no contest at Slam, when Madd Dogg made his return, as the stalker of Logan.
Shannan Lerch: And Jessie got caught in the crossfire. Nearly burned, and fell through a spotlight. She's been in the hospital for days... and I don't want to know Gravedigger's state of mind tonight.
Zach Davis: Madd Dogg will make his WCF return, up against D-Day. I wouldn't want to be D-Day either... Madd Dogg is, indeed, that; a mad dog. He is vicious, he is deadly. And we'll find out just how deadly tonight.
Shannan Lerch: And in our opener, we'll see Anthrax up against the one and only Chris Avery. This should be a good one. Anthrax defeated Tank Reaper at Blast... with the help from none other than Apollo Griffin, making his return to WCF after Tank had taken Matroska from the Triangle group!
Zach Davis: I'm also hearing rumors of a farewell address by Logan.
Shannan Lerch: That's right. Ironically, as the era of Torture ends, we must also say goodbye to Logan.
Zach Davis: Let's get to the show, Shannan.
The New Champion
Bow Down" by Born of Osiris hits on the PA System and the crowd goes nuts. Dake Ken makes his way out from the back to a huge ovation from the crowd. He is in street clothes, a WCF shirt, blue jeans and he is wearing the WCF Championship proudly around his waist. He stands on the top of the ramp soaking in the reaction from the fans for a moment and makes his way down to the ring.
Shannan Lerch: Listen to that ovation!
Zach Davis: I don't think I've heard anyone get as many cheers as Dake Ken is getting right now since WCF came back!
Dake slaps the hands of fans on the left and right side of the ramp and before actually getting into the ring he walks along the outside slapping all the hands of the fans at ringside. He grabs a mic from the ring announcer and walks up the stairs and enters the ring. He stands for a moment while the fans cheer and his music stops playing. Dake hold up the mic.
Dake Ken: It took a long long time, but I am finally your WCF Champion!
The crowd erupts and Dake can only smile in the middle of the ring.
Shannan Lerch: This is quite a moment, Zach.
Dake Ken: When I came back I said I was going to be the WCF Champion, and here I stand. At Blast I had to go through hell to win this belt. I had to face not just one, but two of the best that the WCF has to offer. I had to take on Johnny Reb ...
The crowd shows their disapproval at Johnny Reb's name with a chorus of boos.
Dake Ken: And Torture.
The crowd begins to boo even louder!
Dake Ken: However, I came out on top! I am the WCF Champion!
All boos turn to cheers.
Dake Ken: It took five years for me to win this title. Five years of fighting and a couple of runs here in the WCF, but finally I've got the WCF Championship, and now, I can finally say that I've done it all. Now, I can finally look at my career and say, "I've done everything I've set out to do." I've beaten WCF legends, I've dominated the WCF in The Elite. So what is there left to do? That's the question that I'm faced with now. What is there left for me to do in the world of professional wrestling? I'll admit, when I first came back, I thought to myself when I win the title ... I'm done. Now I've done that. I've won the title I was fighting for.
Dake pauses and the crowd seems to be a bit confused.
Zach Davis: Oh no. Dake isn't leaving is he!?
Dake Ken: I want to thank everybody for supporting me through all of my time in the WCF. I want to thank all of you fans for cheering me all the way, every step of the way! It has been a long road and we have gone down that road side by side, and to me that is the greatest thing I could have ever asked for! It doesn't matter where it's been, XGWO, WCF, even the KWA ... yes ... the KWA ... you all have followed me there and you all have been what has kept me going. So I thank you!
Shannan Lerch: I forgot the KWA existed. But what is Dake doing.. we've already lost Logan, Jack of Blades.. Corey Black, but I'm happy about that one.. we can't lose Dake Ken too..
The crowd seems to be very confused and there is a lot of silence in the air.
Dake Ken: So ... it is with great amount of joy that I announce to you guys that I, Dake Ken ...
Dake has begun to hang his head in the ring and his voice is now shakey. He is standing right in the middle of the ring looking down at the canvas. He takes off the WCF Championship and looks at it in his hand.
Dake Ken: I ... want you all to know ... and again thank you ... I want you all to know that I ...
Dake continues to look at the belt. Not taking his eyes away. The crowd is silent and so it he.
Zach Davis: I don't believe this.
The crowd begins to stir as Dake will not say anything. After a few moments more Dake lifts his head up with a huge smile on his face.
Dake Ken: I plan on kicking the ass of anyone who wants to challenge me for this title, and I plan on going down as the greatest WCF Champion of all time!
The crowd erupts on cue at the announcement and Dake has become very animated in the ring.
Shannan Lerch: That tricksy bastard.
Dake Ken: So here it is, if you want the belt, come take it from me! Anyone can have there shot! Everyone has a right to get beat by me, and if you want that to happen, all you have to do is let me know! I'm the best the WCF has to offer, and it's always been that way! So I don't care who it is, Logan, Reb, Torture, Corey Black, even Tank Reaper! The WCF needs a champion they can be proud of after sitting through the reign that was Torture, and I plan on being that Champion. I plan on being the greatest. Because I am the elite force in the wrestling world and I will make you bow down.
"Bow Down" by Born of Osiris plays as Dake drops the mic. He take the title and walks over to the nearest turnbuckle. He climbs to the second rope and lifts the belt up in one hand. Cameras flash and the crowd erupts. Dake steps down and walks to the opposite turnbuckle, repeating the process.
Zach Davis: Well fans, its nice to be able to finally cheer for our World Champion.
Abruptly, Dake’s music cuts off, creating a moment of confusion before it is replaced with the first strains of “Bad Company.”
Shannan Lerch: Well, nevermind that cheering thing. Here comes Johnny Reb.
Ken shoots a mildly irritated look at the stage and the crowd immediately starts to boo. Johnny Reb steps out onto the stage, a microphone in hand, and swaggers confidently down the ramp. Dake climbs down from the turnbuckle, watching expectantly as Johnny joins him in the ring.
Zach Davis: What does this guy want?
Reb raises the mic to his lips, then pauses, turning to regard the jeering audience, waiting for the noise to die down. As it does, he turns his gaze back to Ken.
Johnny Reb: You talk too goddamned much, you know that?
This revelation is met with more boos, and Dake shifts to face the audience, giving them an exaggerated shrug.
Johnny Reb: Look at you, gettin’ these nice folks all worked up…
Reb gestures in a wide circle to encompass the whole crowd.
Johnny Reb: … over nothin’. See, I don’t care what you’ve accomplished in the past. That –
He indicates the title belt in Dake’s hand.
Johnny Reb: That ain’t gonna last long. You can say you’re the best WCF has to offer, an’ that mighta been true, once ‘pon a time. What you have forgotten in your factorin’, sir, is me. An egregious oversight, to be sure.
As Reb pontificates, Ken gazes at the Inveterate Confederate, his expression somewhere between amusement and disbelief. With a bemused smirk, Dake gestures at him to get to the point.
Johnny Reb: Let’s see you put your money where your mouth is, boy. My proposition is simple… You an’ me, at Ultimate Showdown. An’ just to make things a little bit more interestin’, how ‘bout a ladder match?
Dake appears to mull this over for a moment, the audience holding its collective breath, awaiting his answer. At last, he snatches the mic from Johnny’s hand.
Dake Ken: All right, Johnny. You asked for it, you got it.
At this, the crowd erupts in the loudest explosion of cheers yet.
Shannan Lerch: What a main event! Ultimate Showdown, indeed!
Zach Davis: This wasn't some kind of planned feud that everyone was holding their breath for. The rivalry between Johnny Reb and Dake Ken rose up naturally, and I think that makes all the difference... and once the rivalry began, we've seen something special, we've seen some awesome matches. This is great.
Shannan Lerch: And a ladder match! That is where Reb won the GWC Title by defeating Torture... this should be great!
And, of course, Master of Puppets hits.
Zach Davis: Naturally. Here comes Seth Lerch.
Seth steps out from the back, smile on his face. He has a mic already in hand, and looks at Reb and Ken, who have neutral expressions on theirs.
Seth Lerch: Firstly... congratulations, Dake Ken!
The crowd cheers!
Seth Lerch: And secondly... congratulations, Johnny Reb! For creating a PERFECT main event for Ultimate Showdown. Couldn't have done it better myself.
Crowd cheers, just because they want to see the match; Reb grins.
Seth Lerch: And while everyone is here, I figured I'd make my little announcement. An announcement that not only affects WCF, but the entire company. It is an opportunity.
The crowd murmurs amongst itself; everyone loves announcements from the owners.
Seth Lerch: Starting at Ultimate Showdown, I'm bringing back a little concept I invented a few years ago... the WCF Championship Series.
The crowd cheers! Dake and Reb's moods both seem to dampen a little bit.
Seth Lerch: For those of you that don't remember, the WCF Championship Series is this: every single show will feature a one on one World Title match, leading up to Revenge in August. That means that either you, Dake Ken, or you, Johnny Reb, will be facing a World Title contender every single week following Ultimate Showdown.
Reb and Dake look around, somewhat concerned, though both quite confident in their abilities.
Seth Lerch: But don't worry about that now. Because you both have to prepare for Guiliano and Mikami later tonight, and then just look forward to your little ladder match shindig at Showdown. Good luck!
Master of Puppets hits, and Seth leaves, leaving Johnny Reb and Dake Ken alone in the ring. They look at each other and start arguing, as enemies are wont to do.
Zach Davis: Well how about that! August will see the return of the WCF Championship Series!
Shannan Lerch: Skyler Striker was the previous winner of the Championship Series, going through the likes of Thunder, Bobby Cairo, and more. It isn't easy, but I'm sure both Dake Ken and Johnny Reb have the chops to do it.
Reb rolls out of the ring and heads to the back. Dake raises his belt for the crowd one more time as we go to commercial.
Anthrax vs Chris Avery
Cyanide by Metallica hits the speakers and Colton leads Anthrax to the stage. The crowd erupts in boo's. Anthrax and Colton walk down the ramp as they smirk at the haters near the guardrail. Colton jumps up on the apron and lets Anthrax through the ropes. They taunt together in the middle of the ring.
Zach Davis: To be honest Anthrax was just another face in WCF, but recently he picked up this new manager of sorts and they've looked great.
Shannan Lerch: True. Colton Fly has shown he knows his stuff when it comes to the squared circle, and assisting Anthrax has really paid off.
Zach Davis: Too bad the crowd isn't behind him, he has a microphone though!
Anthrax and Colton are in the ring side by side. Colton puts the microphone to his lips.
Colton: All of you are idiots! You boo a man, no, you boo and scoff at one of the most amazing wrestlers in WCF today! Anthrax showed Lerch, and the rest of you numbskulls what Anthrax is capable of doing. Just eight days ago, Anthrax completely destroyed Tank Reaper. The biggest son of a bitch in wrestling was laid to waste as Anthrax obliterated a sex fiend loser. SHUT UP! DON'T BOO ME! I AM INTELLIGENT! I AM YOUR SUPERIOR!
The crowd continues to boo. Anthrax takes the microphone.
Anthrax: I stand here in this ring today a better wrestler. What you have seen the last few weeks is nothing compared to what my future holds in this ring. Wrestling Championship Federation will forever be different as this ring is now my personal playground to defeat and destroy all the weak amateur-like wrestlers that you continue to cheer week in and week out. I, Anthrax, vow to you..
Let It Rock by Kevin Rudolf hits the speakers. The crowd goes nuts as Chris Avery takes the hood from his sweatshirt, and pulls it back. Avery smiles, takes the sweatshirt off and throws it on the stage. Avery lifts his hands with fireworks going off behind him. Avery points at the ring which drives the crowd even more crazier. Anthrax throws down the microphone just as Avery runs down the ramp and slides in!
Zach Davis: Hate to say it but Anthrax was just getting to be annoying..
Shannan Lerch: You got that right.
Avery ducks a wild clothesline by Anthrax and clotheslines COlton Fly right through the ropes to the outside! Avery turns around and leaps vertically into the air and spin-heel-kicks Anthrax sending him down. Both men get up however, and Avery hits the ropes, springboarding 180 degrees in the air and hitting a crossbody on Anthrax! It's a pin but it's only a one count. Avery hits the ropes again and Anthrax lays flat out on the mat and Avery steps over him and hits the ropes, Anthrax gets to his feet and lifts up Avery for a spinebuster, however, Avery throws four or five right hands at Anthrax's face, and then sliding out of the hold landing on his feet and hitting a jawbreaker over his own head. Anthrax hits the mat and Avery pins. Just a two count. Avery gets up and gets on the top rope. Colton jumps on to the apron and holds on to the foot of Avery. The ref tries to break Colton off, but Avery sends him flying off the apron with a foot to his face. Chris Avery stands up on the top rope but rather flying towards Anthrax, Avery flies off the top rope with a huge splash on Colton who just got to his feet. The crowd goes wild for Avery who celebrates with his fans!
Zach Davis: Chris Avery has exploded tonight!
Shannan Lerch: So much energy.. LOOK OUT!
Anthrax slides out of the ring with a baseball slide knocking Avery in the back of the head and face first into the guardrail! Anthrax picks up Avery and smashes his head on the apron and then rolls him into the ring. Anthrax slides in just as Avery gets up and hits the ropes. Upon Avery's return though, Anthrax picks him up for a sidewalk slam sending him straight to the mat. Anthrax picks up Avery and throws him to the corner when he stumbles out Anthrax hits a shoulder tackle. Anthrax gets up and taunts at the crowd! Boo's a many. Anthrax turns around and picks up Avery and hits a back breaker. Keeping Avery up off the mat, Anthrax picks up Avery on his shoulders and hits a mean death valley driver! Anthrax pins. Just a two count. Anthrax picks up Avery slowly and picks up one of his legs, and hits a dragon screw. Anthrax gets up with the leg still in hold and elbow drops the knee area! Anthrax gives a few kicks to the back of the knee and then taunts to the crowd. More boos.
Zach Davis: Anthrax taking away the leg of Avery.
Shannan Lerch: Avery is known to be a high flyer of sorts. Maybe this strategy will work.
Anthrax picks up Avery by the legs and swings him head first into the turnbuckles. Avery rolls around a bit on the mat before Anthrax picks him up and hits a back suplex. Anthrax pins but it's only a close two. Anthrax picks him up again and hits a snap suplex and a pinfall. Close two once more. Anthrax begins to get frustrated and picks up Avery and throws him to the outside. He distracts the ref while COlton grabs Avery. However, Avery slams Colton into the guardrail! Anthrax notices what happens and goes over the ropes. Avery smashes his head through the ropes and hits Anthrax in the midsection. Avery springboards over the top rope and leaps over Anthrax landing on his feet in the center of the ring. He spins and leaps into the air hitting a spinkick to Anthrax causing him to fly back over the top rope and onto the apron. Avery then hits the opposite ropes and sprints towards Anthrax, leaps into the air for a crossbody of some sort, but Anthrax blocks it with both fists and Avery lands back in the ring. Anthrax walks over to the top rope turnbuckle and begins climbing it. He is just about on top when Avery lands a stiff right hand to his face. Anthrax lays out on the top turnbuckle on his stomach. Avery hits a standing front flip leg drop to the back of Anthrax! Avery gets off the mat and then climbs out to the apron. He puts his feet on the first rope and grabs Anthrax's head for a suplex..
Zach Davis: A suplex to the outside of the ring?!
Avery helps Anthrax to his feet on the top rope for yes, a suplex to the outside. However, Anthrax powers out and lifts Avery off his feet and slams him down inside the ring off the rope! Avery lands hard but stumbles to his feet. Anthrax flies off the top rope and hits a huge lariat across Avery's chest! Anthrax rolls to his feet and makes the pin!
Shannan Lerch: It may be over!
One! Two! Kickout.
Zach Davis: Avery kicks out again!
Anthrax gets up as does Avery and the both begin to trade punches! Avery hits a kick to the midsection and goes for a DDT, but Anthrax suplexes Avery over his head but Avery lands on his feet. He grabs the ropes and springboards and turns in the air, but Anthrax catches him on his shoulders and hits a stiff Death Valley Driver. Anthrax pins but again it's just a close two count! Anthrax picks up Avery and throws him to the ropes and upon his return Anthrax goes for a spine buster, but again Avery wraps his legs around Anthrax's head and hurricanrana's Anthrax to the mat! Avery gets to his feet just as Anthrax gets up but Anthrax grabs his leg in pain and slides into the corner. Avery goes for the attack but the ref sends him backwards. Anthrax is in pain.
Shannan Lerch: Might as hurt his leg..
Chris Avery stands in the opposite corner while the ref checks on Anthrax. Colton runs to the other side of the ring, looks underneath and pulls out a short chain. Colton wraps the chain around his fist and jumps on the apron. Avery turns around and Colton punches Avery in the head with the chain! Avery stumbles around and gets another punch in the head! Colton jumps off the apron just as Anthrax walks over to Avery and hits Torque! Anthrax pins Avery in the middle of the ring!
Zach Davis: Not this way!
Shannan Lerch: One! Two! Three, Zach! It's over.
Zach Davis: The ref wasn't looking! Damn it!
Colton slides into the ring and throws the chain to Anthrax just as the ref raises his arm. Anthrax intimidates the ref out of the ring and picks up Avery hitting Torque one more time! Anthrax then lays some punches into Avery's face with the chain wrapped around his fist. Avery lays in the ring holding his head just as Anthrax and Colton back their way up the ramp tauning at the crowd as they boo!
Zach Davis: Anthrax and Colton sure are making an impact.
Shannan Lerch: Chris Avery had it won it looked like, and was attacked behind the refs back.
Zach Davis: I don't think this is over yet.
The WCFtron lights up as footage from Blast is shown. It's the ending of the Gravedigger vs. Logan no disqualification match. The Logan effigy falls from the ceiling and catches on fire, causing Jessie to stagger away from it, falls of the stage and then crashes through a spotlight down below. The footage then cuts to backstage where Gravedigger is seen climbing into the ambulance taking Jessie back. Gravedigger's expression goes from that of freaking out to one of pure anger. Paramedics are tending to Jessie as the ambulance doors are shut and it heads to the nearest hospital.
The cameras cut to Seth Lerch's office. Seth is seen walking across it towards a file cabinet with a pile of papers. The door suddenly flies open and Gravedigger takes a couple of big steps across the office towards a surprised Seth, grabs him, lifts him up and pins him against one of the walls of his office. His eyes are wide as he lets go of the papers and they rain down in the office.
Gravedigger: I want a match with Madd Dogg, one on one next week. No, I want a no disqualification match with him. I don't want the referees doing anything but peeling his carcass off the canvas after I get done with him.
Seth shakes his head.
Seth Lerch: I can't do that, Digger.
Gravedigger looks at Seth in disbelief.
Gravedigger: What do you mean you can't do it? I told you I want a match. Jessie is lucky she didn't get killed in that accident. She won't be seen on television for a long time, that son of a bitch nearly killed her. I want him in the ring, I want him somewhere.
Seth Lerch: I can't, Digger. You can have him at the pay per view.
Gravedigger drops Seth to the ground and shoves him hard into the wall. He starts heading to the door.
Gravedigger: Fine, then I'll go find him now and make him pay for what he did.
Seth Lerch: That's not going to happen.
Gravedigger stops at the door and turns back to Seth with a smirk on his face.
Gravedigger: Who is going to stop me?
A couple of big musclebound security guards step into the doorway as if on cue. Seth gestures towards the two men.
Seth Lerch: These two men are to escort you tonight to make sure you don't attack anyone or get attacked yourself. They're to escort you to the lockerroom to wait for your match to start and then they'll bring you back to the lockerroom, you'll gather your things and then be escorted to your transportation.
Gravedigger clenches his fists and bares his teeth at Seth. He stares him down for a few seconds before walking off with the security guards.
D-Day vs Madd Dogg
Dead and Gone by T.I. and Timberlake comes over the speakers. The lights are dim as a giant United States flag appears on the screen. As the lights flash on, D-Day is on the ramp, saluting the flag. The screen says "None shall be forgotten in the line of war". As the screen shows pictures of D-Days brothers and father, he makes his way to the ring. When D-Day gets in the ring he salutes the flag while red, white, and blue fireworks burst in the stadium.
Zach Davis: What a great wrestler to have around the 4th of July!
Suddenly the lights go out. Red siren lights are the only illumination as the opening bomb siren plays. The gravely voice can be heard..."It is dark, and hell is hot." The chorus of Indestructible comes on, bringing the lights up.
Shannan Lerch: What an awful wrestler, at any time. Even I don't like Madd Dogg.
D-Day is standing at the ropes, motioning for Madd Dogg to come down to the ring. Instead, Dogg jumps over the guard rail from he crowd, sliding into the ring behind D-Day. A quick punch to the back of the head and D-Day is reeling. As Dogg rains down blows, the ref tries in vain to admonish him against closed fist punches. Instead of stopping, Dogg pie faces the ref down and continues his assault, stomping away at his fallen opponent, using the ropes for leverage. Pulling D-Day up, one hand one his shoulder, the other grabbing his trunks, Dogg spins him and fires him between the ropes into the post. D-Day screams in pain from the impact, as Dogg begins delivering knees to his midsection. Climbing to the top rope, he dives, delivering a double footstomp to the small of D-Day's back, causing agony as he's still stuck between the ropes.
Zach Davis: Oof, painful.
Dogg ignores the boo of the crowd as he pulls D-day out, preparing to inflict more punishment. The ref tries to step in, to buy the young wrestler some time. Dogg again pushes him aside, but the brief reprieve was enough. D-Day fires back with shots of his own. He bounds off the ropes to try a clothesline. Dogg still stands. Two more clotheslines fail to drop him. One more time he goes for it. As Dogg attempts a lariat, D-Day rolls under the attack. Dogg turns to get a dropkick to the teeth. Bouncing off the ropes, Dogg staggers back into a Float over DDT. A quick pin attempt yields less than a 2 count.
Shannan Lerch: Not quite!
As Dogg starts getting up, D-Day sizes him up for a superkick. Dogg catches his foot, drops to one knee and punches him square in the balls. The younger wrestler crumples, and due to the position of the ref, he misses the low blow. Still holding the leg, Dogg flips D-Day to his stomach and steps on the back of his head, twisting the ankle and hip with the Trampling Clutch. D-Day has the presence of mind to grab the ropes. As the ref counts to 4, Dogg refuses to break the hold. The ref struggles to get him off the rookie, finally forcing him to break the hold.
Zach Davis: Come on, Madd Dogg. Come on.
Dogg sneers at the ref, forcing him back in fear. As the ref checks on D-Day, Dogg slides out of the ring to grab his kitana. Unsheathing it, he turns it backwards, the dull side of the blade facing outwards. Getting back in the ring, he winds up, and as the ref helps D-Day to his feet, spins viciously and plants the dull end of the blade into D-Day's throat. The ref calls for the bell.
Announcer: This contest has been ruled in favor of D-Day, as Madd Dogg has been disqualified. The ref screams vainly at Dogg, as he dry beats the newcomer. The ref roughly grabs Dogg's shoulder and pulls, finally testing his patience too much. Dogg viciously stuns the ref, sending him spiraling out of the ring to the floor.
Picking up D-Day, once more the youngster tries to put up a fight, landing punches to the gut. Following that, he delivers some forearms to the face, and a headbutt or two. As he rebounds off the ropes, Dogg dives at the injured leg, taking his opponent out. Before he can recover, Dogg sets him up for the patented triple powerbomb, modifying it, so the third repetition is a turnbuckle bomb.
Shannan Lerch: This is too much!
Sliding out, he breaks the stairs apart and throws both sets in the ring. Rolling back in, he drags the near lifeless D-Day to his feet and pulls him on top on the bigger stairs. Wrapping the arms around his neck, he drops him with a Dogg Pound, right on top of his head on the stairs. Placing the top set on top of D-Day, he climbs to the top and delivers the Madd Splash onto both sets of stairs, sandwiching D-Day between them.
Zach Davis: Argh..
As medics rush out for D-Day, Dogg grabs a mic and looks into the camera, practically snarling his words out.
Madd Dogg: Logan. I haven't forgotten. And I haven't forgiven. You knew what you were buying, day by day, and you knew it would cost you. And today, it's time to pay. Time to pay dearly.
The fans go insane as he calls Logan out.
Madd Dogg: Used up? I haven't even started. And you're going to find out just how much is left. You don't get to be done with me. As you can see. I didn't come back to get a new unbeaten streak. Not to pad the record with more Ws. There is no more winning. No more losing. There's just you, and me, and all the broken bodies I'll leave in my wake as I come to get you. I don't care about beating you Logan. I care about destroying you. Only one of us will be left standing. And it won't be you. If this is what I'll do to someone I don't care about, and even admire his fight a little...just imagine what I'll do to you.
The last thing in this world that you will feel...is my bite.
The lights go back off, with the sirens blaring, and when they pop back on, Madd Dogg is gone.
Shannan Lerch: Madd Dogg just called Logan out!
Zach Davis: Unfortunatly for Dogg, WCF officials haven't been able to contact Logan, and his contract expired recently. I don't think Logan is going to be around to answer this challenge.. and I wouldn't be surprised if Dogg knew this, and just wanted to make Logan look foolish.
Shannan Lerch: Dogg all but ignored Gravedigger. Dogg has tunnelvision, and I think that may end up costing him in the long run...
Zach Davis: Let's get on with the show!
Apollo Griffin Segment
"The Running Free" by Coheed and Cambria. The first few rift of Running Free by Coheed and Cambria play through the speakers.
"All non-believers stand aside in fear...
a new day is marching through the door..."
Apollo enters the stage from behind the curtain
"How could you ever think you might get here?...
Did it bleed?
was it sore?
Through all the struggles you've endured.
You've come so far from innocence,
provided only consequence,
only what does it matter now?"
Apollo gets to the base of the ramp and points to the stars. fire works shoot down mimicking falling stars. and explode near him on stage. As the star pyro touches down on stage Apollo leaps forward and sprints to the ring.
"Cause you're coming home,
you're running free.
As only you would be
if you never owed them anything
and now you've found your way out
In the trust you've seen, the path on home"
Apollo slides across the edge of the ring, climbing the turnbuckle halfway up on the outside. He looks out to the crowd, points at all of the fans in attendance, then points up and hops into the ring.
Zach Davis: Apollo making quite the return to Wrestling Championship Federation this past Sunday at Blast!
Shannan Lerch: That's right, Zach. The match was between Tank Reaper and Anthrax, and just as Tank had it won out of nowhere comes Apollo. You have to remember, Apollo's one time Girlfriend, Matroshka is now with our resident sex addict, Tank Reaper.
Zach Davis: How the world turns in WCF, Ohp! Apollo has a microphone.
A microphone in hand, Apollo slowly raises it as he looks out to the thousand of WCF fans.
Apollo: You guys might want to know, why I did what I did last week. and I'll tell you. It was clear as day. I came out here. To get my woman back from that animal Tank Reaper. After I do the deed and take Tank out. She tells me no? NO?! I wasn't having that. So I gave her the sweet taste of the shattered star...and from what I hear it's the last thing she'll ever remember. But enough about last week...Let's talk about the future. About how I've came back from the bottom of the barrel so to speak.
Sympathy by Non Divine hits the airwaves and the crowd all rises to their feet. No fireworks or smoke or any trash like that. Tank comes walking down the ramp with fire in his eyes. Apollo stretches his neck and drops the microphone down on the mat. Apollo demands he get in to the ring. Tank Reaper slides in and charges at Apollo. Tank goes flying over the top rope with the help of Apollo. Tank crashes down on the mats and the crowd boos. Apollo begins to laugh as he picks up the microphone again.
Apollo: I can do this all day. This big goofy fu*beep* can't hang with me. He can't even touch m...
Tank Reaper slides a chair into the ring before getting back in. He hits a clothesline on Apollo from behind! The crowd goes insane once again. Tank picks up Apollo but gets a clear shot to the groin. Apollo takes out the back of Tank's leg causing him to go down to the mat. Apollo quickly picks up the chair and slams it down on Tanks leg! Apollo lifts the chair again and slams it back down on Tank's leg!
Zach Davis: Oh come on!
Shannan Lerch: This is what happens when you try to ruin someone's promo!
Zach Davis: Tank is just looking for revenge.
Apollo stands in the center of the ring demanding Tank to stand up. Reaper is holding one of his legs but gets to his feet and hops on his good leg to turn around when Apollo leaps in to the air, grabs on to Tanks head and nails the Shattered Star! The crowd boos as Apollo gets up and points to the stars above. Tank slides out of the ring as The Running Free by Coheed and Cambria play throughout the arena.
Zach Davis: Well this is interesting to say the least. Apollo has been back on two events in a row and both of them ending very bad for Tank Reaper.
Shannan Lerch: Tank is still holding his leg, which now we have some medical assistance helping him out in the ring. What can you say Zach? Apollo means business.
Zach Davis: Double true, Shannan.
Ryan Daniels vs Gravedigger
Voice: Welcome to Hollywood, may all your dreams come true
The suspenceful tone of the intro plays as the violins set the lets to flicker red.
"WE MUST SURVIVE!"
Guitars hits and the crowd is on their feet and pyro rains down on the entrance ramp and Ryan Daniels emerges from the back with a random T-shirt on he stands underneath the pyro, his head bowed as the intro continues to play. After it finishes the pyro stops and Ryan walks down the ramp
This is a wake up call
To all who their eyes
This is our hope,
Hopeless beaten strife
HE stops at the middle and starts to hop up and down, getting himself hyped up and ready for his match.
You kill the messenger not to hear it
It doesn't mean it never happened
It doesn't mean it never happened
He runs up the ring steps and slingshots into the ring. HE runs up the turnbuckles and stop, one foot on the top buckle and the other on the second he points out tot he crowd, mouthing the chorus to the song.
"This is our mission
statement to go show the world
GO SHOW THE WORLD
We must survive"
HE hops off the turnbuckle and removes his shirt as the music starts to fade out.
Zach Davis: Daniels has been on a streak as of late.
Shannan Lerch: Not the good streak either.
Zach Davis: Looking to turn it around tonight.
The lights go out. They stay off for about 15 seconds or so with complete silence before the opening sounds of "Awaiting the Turmoil" by Valley of the Dead starts playing. Smoke starts filling the entryway and stops as the song gets halfway through. The smoke starts to slowly fade away and Gravedigger can be seen standing in the entryway. Gravedigger is wearing black pants and a black muscle shirt. His hair is in black and white strands, his face covered in a tribal design via face paint.
Zach Davis: Gravedigger and Daniels is coming up next! Guess Gravedigger's guards didn't have to escort him all the way to ringside.
The ref awaits for both opponents to be ready and Jessie leaves the ring. GD and Daniels circle each other as the ref asks for the bell to be rang. GD takes the advantage by shoving Daniels into the corner and hitting a few back hand chops. Daniels tries to leave the corner area but Digger traps him back in the corner and slaps him across the face. Gravedigger throws him across the ring with a hip toss. Gravedigger locks on a sleeper hold and begins punches at Daniels head. The ref stands them up and Daniels goes a wild punch but Digger catches him with a Russian leg sweep. Pinfall.
Shannan Lerch: Kick up!
Gravedigger argues with the ref concerning the slow count. That allows Daniels to get to his feet and land some kicks in on GD. Daniels throws Gravedigger against the ropes and upon his return he hits a leaping enziguri. Daniels gets to his feet, and springboards off the ropes into a moonsault landing square on GD for a pin fall.
Zach Davis: Digger kicks up.
Daniels picks up GD and throws him to the corner. Daniels springboards off the ropes and hits a dropkick to the face of Digger causing him to sit out in the corner. Daniels begins kicking GD in the face. He scrapes his boot on GDs face several times before hitting the ropes and returning with a facewash! Daniels taunts and the crowd boo's as GD gets up. Daniels kicks GD and hits a DDT. Daniels pins.
Shannan Lerch: Gravedigger kicks up again!
Daniels argues with the ref this time which allows GD to get to the corner for a breather. Daniels walks over to Gravedigger but gets a low blow while the ref was to the side. His view was obstructed, and GD got away with it. Daniels stumbles around to the center of the ring when GD hits a stiff clothesline. GD picks up Daniels and hits a piledriver. GD doesn't even go for a pin he motions to the crowd that it's over. GD picks up Daniels on his shoulder for the Death Driver. Daniels squirms out and shoves GD chest first into the turnbuckles! Daniels catches GD from behind and hits a German suplex! Daniels pins!
Zach Davis: One! Two!
Shannan Lerch: Kicked out! Gravedigger kicked out!
Daniels picks up Gravedigger and throws him in the corner. He lifts him up to the top rope. Daniels climbs up but Gravedigger fights back! Gravedigger hits a huge left hand sending Daniels back down to the mat! GD leaps in the air hitting Death From Above! Digger rolls around a bit then pins Daniels.
Shannan Lerch: One! Two!
Zach Davis: Daniels kicked up! He's not quitting!
Gravedigger picks up Daniels and the two trade punches back and forth! Daniels gets the upper hand and floats to behind Gravedigger! GD elbows out of the hold and throws Daniels to the ropes. Daniels gets picked up by GD and thrown to his shoulder for the Death Driver. Daniels squirms out once again and lands on his feet. GD stumbles forward and turns around. Daniels runs going for the super side kick. GD ducks and turns around, grabs Daniels... and hits the Death Driver!
Shannan Lerch: There it is!
Gravedigger pins Daniels, hooking the leg.
Zach Davis: Gravedigger gets the win!
Gravedigger starts to exit the ring when "Master of Puppets" hits the airwaves and out walks Seth Lerch with a microphone.
Seth Lerch: Whoa whoa, wait, Gravedigger. Stay in the ring.
Seth walks down the ramp with a couple of bodyguards and then climbs the steps and gets in the ring. Gravedigger stands across the ring, a pissed off look on his face after the conversation from earlier in the night. Seth looks at Gravedigger as he talks.
Seth Lerch: I had to come out here to address our conversation from earlier in the night. I wanted to explain why I wasn't letting you have a match with Madd Dogg next week. I honestly can't. For one reason only: pay per view buyrates.
Gravedigger gets irate and starts to go after Seth Lerch but the bodyguards hold him back from getting to Seth.
Seth Lerch: Come on, Gravedigger! Can you really blame me? You tried to take what was mine. You tried to take what I have fought for and sweated and bled over for years, you tried to take it away from me and destroy it. You think you're exempt from these kinds of things? This isn't just about money. This is something that I know you want. You're at the pay per view and you're fighting in these amazing matches against the best WCF has to offer. Here's another chance for that to happen again. You and Madd Dogg have past history. Remember your last match as WCF world champion? It was against Madd Dogg. You defeated him and you then retired at the time and dropped the belt. Think about how big this match will be. Thing is, it's not a one-on-one match, it will be a tag team match.
Gravedigger finally calms down at hearing this and walks to the opposite side of the ring and is handed a microphone. Gravedigger lifts the mic up as he turns back to Seth.
Gravedigger: What the hell do you mean a tag team match? Chester and Dobbie are gone, Mike D is gone, I'm not teaming up with these scum-sucking leeches in the back. Why can't we make this a singles match? I want blood. I want Madd Dogg's blood.
Seth holds his hand up.
Seth Lerch: You WILL get blood, you WILL get Madd Dogg's blood, but on my terms.
Gravedigger looks pissed off.
Gravedigger: Well, who the hell is my tag team partner? Who is Madd Dogg's partner?
Seth Lerch: Madd Dogg's partner will be revealed next week. Your partner, however, I've been giving this serious thought. Looking at our current talent pool, I think I can give one of our house show jobbers or one of the lower tier WCF superstars team up with you after the hell you put WCF through the past few months.
Before Gravedigger can protest, "Dust" by Cypress Hill hits the speakers. Gravedigger and Seth both turn to the entryway to see who it is. A few seconds later a bald man wearing sunglasses and a business suit walks out onto the top of the ramp. He's a man of a decent amount of muscle. He stands at the top of the ramp and looks out at the crowd. Out from the back walks a second person, this one in tattered jeans, a plain pair of black pants and a black hoodie, the hood pulled down too far to see who is under it. Seth and Gravedigger both look curious as to who interrupted them. The two men walk down the ramp and then up the ring steps. The bald man walks to the middle of the ropes and puts his hand on the top of the rope, looking into the ring at Gravedigger and Seth Lerch. As soon as the man in the hoodie climbs the steps, the bald man steps into the ring and then so does the man in the hoodie. The man in the hoodie stands across the ring from Seth and Gravedigger in the center.
Shannan Lerch: Now who is this?
The bald man walks towards Gravedigger who is ready in case the man tries something. The man stops in front of Gravedigger and lowers his sunglasses and stares at Gravedigger long enough for a look of confusion to pass over his face. The man puts his sunglasses back into place and then gestures for a microphone. He takes the mic that's handed to him and then turns back and walks towards Seth. Seth tells the bodyguards to stay back and the man approaches Seth Lerch. The music fades as Seth talks.
Seth Lerch: Excuse you, who exac---
The bald man interrupts Seth Lerch.
Man: SHUT YOUR MOUTH RIGHT NOW, SETH LERCH!!
The crowd goes crazy as the WCF owner is told to be quiet. Seth looks outraged.
Man: You, sir, are banished from talking while I'm in the ring. No, as a matter of fact, how about you get out of the ring and just watch this whole interaction go on from the ramp?
Seth Lerch: Are you serious? You're asking me to get out of MY rin---
Man: SHUT YOUR MOUTH! No, I'm TELLING you to get out of the ring. You have the goon squad here, but in case you haven't noticed there's three of us and Gravedigger doesn't like you. You get out or you get thrown out. Am I clear?
Seth gets pissed off and finally decides to get out of the ring, gesturing for the bodyguards to follow him. Seth stops a few feet up the ramp and then turns back to the ring.
Seth Lerch: Now who are you??
Man: I have been seen on your WCF programming. I have appeared when superstars of yours were talking. What has prompted me to come to you and to bring my associate here is two incidents: the attacks of Chester and Dobbie and then the recent attack of Jessie. Seth Lerch, I would like to properly introduce myself. My name is Brian Borroughs. Since you're not the sharpest tool in the shed, that makes me the older brother of WCF superstars Gravedigger and Chester.
The crowd starts talking among themselves about saying they've seen him before in Gravedigger's promos.
Zach Davis: Wow, I thought he looked familiar, except that he shaved his head.
Shannan Lerch: So we now have another member of Gravedigger's family in the federation. Who is next...his mother??
Brian Borroughs: I watched on WCF programming when my brother Chester and family friend, Dobbie, were attacked viciously by the Team of Treachery. I watched my brother make his comeback to WCF attacking them. I watched this past Sunday when his girlfriend Jessie, who is practically one of the family, was attacked at the pay per view. I watched my brother Gravedigger state on TV recently that he thinks you're behind all these attacks, that you're behind all this to sidetrack him from the WCF world title.
See, if you had simply done things to keep him from the title by booking him in outrageous matches or having people interfere in the matches that he needed to win, that would be one thing, but no. You, sir, have been putting our family and family friends in danger, harming them.
Seth speaks up.
Seth Lerch: That is NOT true! That is simply delusional talk by Gravedigger.
Brian holds up his hand to tell Seth to be quiet.
Brian Borroughs: Now, I know my brother has been in his fair share of hardcore matches over the years. He's taken many shots to the head, but the guy is brilliant. I can actually piece together the puzzle here and show everyone how you've been behind it all. The attack on Chester and Dobbie...who did that? The Team of Treachery! Logan and Jack of Blades. Isn't Logan a good buddy of yours? See, the thing about the people in the lockerroom, they look at these things through the eyes of a WCF superstar. I've been watching all these weeks as a fan. I have a different point of view of this. I notice everything, most of the these guys in the lockerroom, my brother included, only notice certain things. I remember at Aftermath when you and Gravedigger were in the ring and you asked him to take care of your problem with the Team of Treachery. I looked back to all the shows when they were together until when they formed the group together. All they did to YOU was have your friend Corey Black put in jail and they handed you a couple of jars of their urine. That was it, yet you wanted my brother to help you with your problem. This was when he was coming back and telling you he was going for the world title.
Then this past week when he was poised to take out Logan and get his revenge and be on track once again for the world title, Madd Dogg returns and his effigy caused Jessie to get put out of action for a while. Madd Dogg? Weren't you just going on about how Gravedigger and Dogg have past history? See, what better way than to bring Madd Dogg back to WCF, too, and have him interfere in the match? I see your hand in this, too. Seth, your fingerprints are all over this.
Seth looks at Brian like he's stupid.
Seth Lerch: This is absurd!! You're reaching far with these accusations. Yeah, I don't want Gravedigger going after the world title, but I would never go so far as to put his family and friends in harm's way.
Brian Borroughs: Did you not tell Gravedigger he couldn't expect you to come to the rescue for what happened to Chester and Dobbie because of what they did to you all those weeks?
Seth Lerch: Yes, but that's not the poi--
Brian Borroughs: It's EXACTLY the point!!! Seth Lerch, you have been revealed as the one behind this conspiracy. You have put in harm's way my family and our friends. See, I knew you wouldn't confess to these things and you're not going to do anything about it. There's too many people here for my brother Gravedigger to handle everything, so that's why we felt the need to help him.
Seth Lerch: We? Who is under that hoodie??
Brian turns to the hooded man and grins. The man pulls back the hoodie to reveal...Chester! Gravedigger looks surprised. Seth looks pissed off. Brian turns back to Seth Lerch.
Brian Borroughs: See, Chester is back and he's well enough to enter the ring again. You can see his release papers from the doctor if you want, because I know you will so that you can try as hard as possible to keep him out of the ring. Didn't you say that Gravedigger doesn't have a tag team partner for the pay per view match with Madd Dogg and his partner? Well, I'm here to tell you that he does have a partner.
Brian turns to Gravedigger.
Brian Borroughs: Hey, brother, how about the two of you reunite as Exodus one more time?
Gravedigger turns to Chester and stares at him for a few seconds. He smirks and Chester walks towards him. The two bump fists and the crowd goes crazy. Seth looks outraged as Brian turns back to him.
Brian Borroughs: Now, Seth. Exodus has returned. I am their manager. You now have not one member of the Borroughs family to contend with but all three of us. The three Borroughs brothers will take WCF by storm. I will make sure that Gravedigger gets his world title shot that he rightfully deserves and Chester isn't just here for tag team matches and to fight random people, no. Chester is going for gold, too. See they already tried taking the company by running it into the ground through the bank accounts, now they're going to do even more damage to you by winning the federation's belts and headlining all the shows and pay per views.
Yes, you'll be making money off of them, money that they once tried to make you lose, but now they'll be reminding you every single week of the things they did. Now, let's end this by hitting Exodus' music.
"When World Collide" by Powerman 5000 hits the speakers as Seth angrily stomps up the ramp and to the back. Gravedigger, Chester, and their manager Brian Borroughs pose in the ring for a couple of minutes before exiting the ring to the back.
Mikami/Johnny Reb vs Slickie T/Dake Ken
Zach Davis: And now, we have a fairly epic main event, if I do say so myself.
Shannan Lerch: The Champions of WCF team up to take on Mikami and Johnny Reb!
The lights go out and Mikami's double-M logo appears on the JumboTron as "The Beast" by Tech N9ne plays, starting at the first chorus. The lights turn back on but are now red, revealing Mikami standing at the top of the ramp. He runs down the ramp, dives into the ring and then jumps back up to his feet.
Zach Davis: Mikami, the former United States Champion.
And after Mikami, a few paces behind... Rick Mad. Mad follows Mikami to the ring and stands ringside, watching his protege.
Shannan Lerch: Why Mad chose this moment to make his return and reveal himself to Mikami is beyond me, but this is quite interesting.
Zach Davis: Next up, the last GWC Champion... Johnny Reb.
The opening chords of "Bad Company" by Bad Company filter through the arena. The stage and the surrounding area go dark. As the actual lyrics begin, blue lights illuminate a pair of figures: Johnny Reb and Dixie Pride.
Always on the run.
They both step out onto the ramp and the stage lights return to normal.
Is the rising sun.
Johnny’s appearance draws a mixed reaction from the crowd, largely of a negative variety.
I was born 6-gun in my hand,
Behind a gun, I make my final stand.
The Inveterate Confederate starts down the ramp, slowly, and pauses halfway down.
That's why they call me...
Suddenly, a fountain of pyros erupts behind him to coincide with the change in the song's tempo. Johnny raises his hands and lifts his head, making a beckoning motion, reveling in the crowd’s attentions, favorable or not.
Bad Company. And I can't deny,
Bad Company, til the day I die.
Reb lowers his arms and gives the dissenting fans a disdainful sneer.
Deserters we are called,
Chose a gun
And threw away the sun.
Johnny keeps walking toward the ring at a stately pace, ignoring taunts. Dixie remains at his side, casting the occasional insult back at an over exuberant dissident.
Now these towns,
They all know our name.
Is our claim to fame.
Reb walks up the steel steps and holds the ropes for Dixie. He stalks to the far corner and climbs onto the second turnbuckle, posing for the audience.
I can hear them say..
Bad Company, and I won’t deny.
Bad. Bad Company, til the day I die.
Dixie works the crowd as Johnny hops off the turnbuckle and removes the hat and coat. The music fades away.
Shannan Lerch: And now, time for the Champions.
Zach Davis: First up, just in time for the 4th of July, new United States Champion... Slickie T, Allen Guiliano.
The arena fades to black as a red, white, and green spotlights begin to circle the crowd and a red glow appears on the left side of the stage, a white glow in the middle, and a green glow on the right, as “Gravesend (Lake of Fire)” by Lordz of Brooklyn begins to blast over the speakers and the three lights come together in the center of the stage where Slickie T stands with his back turned to the crowd, his arms extended to form the shape of a “T”. The US Title is around his waist. He watches as the screen shows a roulette wheel spinning as the pill comes to settle on the green 00 space and the camera zooms in on the pill until the screen becomes completely white and then “Slickie T the Ace of Hardcore” scrolls across the screen in black in front of a waving Italian flag. Slickie then quickly turns as the pill settles in the 00 space and red, white, and green pyros explode behind him as he slowly makes his way down the ramp, slapping hands with those who are reaching out to him. As he reaches the ring, he quickly climbs the ring stairs, looking out over the crowd before grabbing the top rope and vaulting over the top of it and into the middle of the ring. After glancing over the crowd with a thin smile on his face, he climbs a turnbuckle and throws his arms out once again to form a “T” before backflipping off the top turnbuckle and back into the middle of the ring as the lights come up once again.
Shannan Lerch: And now the man that was able to pry that belt away from Torture... Dake Ken!
"Bow Down" by Born of Osiris hits on the PA system. The lights dim down as the guitars and drums hit as spot lights focus on the curtain. Dake pops out from behind the curtain with both arms raised. He, too, has his belt around his waist. He pauses for a moment and looks around the arena, soaking in the fan reaction, before lowering his arms and starting down the ramp. He slaps a few fans' hands as he makes his way to the ring. He walks over to the steps and quickly walks up them. He plays to the crowd a bit before stepping into the ring and making his way to the far turnbuckle. He hops up onto the second rope and poses to the crowd.
Zach Davis: All four men here... let's go.
The bell rings. Reb starts the match for his team, and Slickie T for his.
Shannan Lerch: Reb up against Slickie T, interesting pairing here!
The two meet in the middle of the ring and are about to tie up but Reb kicks T right in the gut. Reb quickly fires off with a Dropkick, sending T down. Slickie T is right back to his feet, but Reb has already run to the ropes, bounced off, and now executes a Flying Head Scissors. Slickie T is back down to the mat, and Reb jumps to the top rope and flies off with a quick Moonsault. He doesn't bother going for the pin attempt, knowing it would be futile at this point, and instead turns and decks Dake Ken right in the face. Dake drops down to the floor after the cheap shot, and the crowd boos. Reb Springboards over the top rope, like he's going to attack Dake, but instead lands on the apron. He Springboards again, this time into the ring and hitting a Cross Bodyblock onto the now standing Allen Guiliano! Guiliano takes the move but as Reb goes for the pin, Guiliano shifts his body weight, getting on top and ending up as the one pinning Reb! The ref drops to count.
No, Mikami is in the ring and kicks Slickie T off. More booing from the crowd. Reb slides out of the ring and lets Mikami continue the attack.
Zach Davis: Hey, there wasn't any tag there!
Shannan Lerch: They're evil. That's what they do.
Mikami stomps away at Slickie T. Now Dake Ken is back on the apron, and reaching his arm out for a tag. Mikami picks Slickie T up, and T tries to lunge towards Dake, but Mikami grabs him way before he can make it. Slickie T breaks away and hits several shots to Mikami, who is sent reeling.
Zach Davis: This is Guiliano's chance to make the tag!
Punch, punch, punch, Mikami is sent back. Lastly, Slickie T goes for a big Clothesline. Mikami is able to duck this, however, and as Slickie T turns back around Mikami executes a Diamond Cutter!
Shannan Lerch: Bang.
Mikami falls on top of Slickie T, and hooks his leg.
No! Slickie T kicks out.
Zach Davis: Another nearfall, but the team of Johnny Reb and Mikami is exploding right out of the gate here.
Both men spend several moments on the ground, catching their breath. Mikami is the first one up. He stands there, watching Slickie T works his way to his feet. Once Slickie T is half way up, Mikami starts hitting him with several kicks, either to the legs or to the chest. Slickie T takes the kicks, pain showing on his face, as he keeps struggling to get to his feet. Once he's up he is eventually able to grab Mikami's leg.. and hits a Dragonscrew Legwhip!
Shannan Lerch: Not a bad move!
After that, Mikami is on the ground for a second, clutching his leg. Guiliano takes this chance to quickly tag in Dake Ken!
Zach Davis: Here comes the Champ!
Dake Ken gets into the ring and Mikami is up as well. Mikami runs at Dake, but Dake hits him with an Arm Drag, bringing him down. Both men are up again, and Dake hits another Arm Drag. Both men up again, Mikami runs at him one more time and this time Dake picks him right up in the air.. and hits a Death Valley Driver!
Shannan Lerch: Oof!
Dake Ken is about to pin, but Johnny Reb Springboards off the ropes and hits a Missile Dropkick, knocking Dake halfway across the ring! This, of course, brings Slickie T into the ring as well, and soon there is an all out brawl!
Zach Davis: This is getting out of control!
Eventually, following the brawl, Johnny Reb clotheslines Slickie T out of the ring. Both men fall to the outside, leaving Dake Ken and Mikami laying in the middle of the ring.
Shannan Lerch: Anyone's matchup now!
Reb and Slickie T move to their respective corners. Dake and Mikami crawl towards their respective corners... until Rick Mad trips up the referee from the outside, causing him to fall and hit the mat hard.
Zach Davis: Oh damn it.
Rick then slides into the ring, while the ref is down. He picks Dake up and throws him to the ropes... but Dake snaps back with a huge Bitch Kick right to Rick Mad's face! The crowd pops big, Mad goes down and rolls out of the ring, and Dake tags in Slickie T!
Shannan Lerch: Here comes Guiliano!
And Mikami tags in Reb! Reb Springboards, of course, hitting a Springboard Dropkick. Slickie T goes down, gets back up, and Reb throws him into his corner. Mikami drops down, noticing that the ref is still out. Reb kicks Guiliano several times while Mikami grabs a chair.. Mikami jumps up, and from behind, smacks Guiliano in the head right with the chair! Guiliano falls to the mat and Reb pins.
NO! Guiliano kicks out!
Zach Davis: Even after a chair shot, can't keep Guiliano down!
Reb swears and picks Guiliano up. Guiliano starts fighting back, and Reb throws him to the ropes. Guiliano goes for a Clothesline as he's coming back, but Reb ducks it and quickly rolls Guiliano up! The ref is just getting conscious...
Reb puts his feet on the ropes!
Shannan Lerch: I don't believe it!!
Zach Davis: Johnny Reb has just pinned Allen Guiliano!
The bell rings, and Guiliano stands, unable to believe what happened. Reb and Mikami quickly leave the ring, exiting to the back, both men staring at Dake Ken and Mikami.
Shannan Lerch: The challengers have upset the Champions here tonight!
Zach Davis: Not altogether cleanly, of course. Guiliano got a chair shot AND Reb had his feet on the ropes...
Shannan Lerch: But a win is a win!
Dake and Guiliano grab their belts and exit next.
Zach Davis: Well, fans, it has been a great night. Poor Rick Mad had some teeth knocked out, it looks like..
Rick Mad slowly gets up in the middle of the ring.
Shannan Lerch: Poor guy. All he did was try to help Mikami win.
Zach Davis: Wait! Who the hell is this?!
Shannan Lerch: Torture!? What the?? He's not supposed to be here!
Torture slides in to the ring coming from god knows where, with a chair in hand. Rick Mad turns around and Torture whacks him over the head with the chair right on the forehead. Torture slams the chair down on Rick Mads head once, twice, three times for good measure.
Zach Davis: Not that I like Rick Mad, but I'm not sure if he deserves this!
The crowd boo's the former World Champion.
Shannan Lerch: They hate this guy!
Torture's unstable, very shaky, body stands over Rick Mad whose knocked out cold in the middle of the ring. Torture raises the chair over his head and slams it down on Rick Mad's head again but this time just completely dropping the cold steel chair in the process.
Zach Davis: What the hell is wrong with Torture..
Shannan Lerch: He hasn't shaved in a week, and he has bloodshot eyes! Where has he been?
Zach Davis: We've recently learned Rick Mad has been sending him items in the mail to get in his head..
Shannan Lerch: And this is the outcome. He's snapped, Zach, he's snapped.
The Tort just stares at the back of the head of Rick Mad whose still laying face down in what is now a puddle of his own blood. Torture looks up and stares directly into the camera. His eyes glazed over, and biting his own lip, Torture's unstable body just stands still. Still as it can be. The crowd boo's as the copyright logo appears.
Zach Davis: See you next week fans...
Monday Night Slam is off the air, the last image being Torture's haggard, but intense, face fading to black.