Sunday Slam Intro
Josephine Miyazaki Segment
The Bum and the Dragon vs Simply Outrageous
Creeping Death vs Shaun Sexton
TV Title: Jack of Blades vs Joeylights
Hardcore Title: Ace vs Josephine Miyazaki
Logan's Announcement
Cage Match: Matthew Draven vs David Alastair
JJ Biggs Segment
Outcast vs Brad Wallace vs Torture vs Bobby Cairo
Ellis Segment

WCF Sunday Slam Intro

Glasgow Megasnake by Mogwai blasts over the speakers and Sunday Slam comes on the air! We pan around the arena, as always letting the fans get their moment in the spotlight. Afterwards we go to the announcers.

Zach Davis: Welcome, fans, to the first Slam after Timebomb. And what a show it was! We have a new World Champion, new Tag Team Champions, and things are heating up.

Shannan Lerch: That's right. We'll get to the Tag Titles in a second. JJ Biggs defeated Bobby Cairo and in the process became our new World Champion. I'm sure we'll hear from him tonight.

Zach Davis: And we'll also find out who is going to take him on at our next PPV, Explosion! Outcast made his return last night, challenging Brad "Formerly Known As Reckless Jack" Wallace. Wallace, of course, cheated to win. These two are involved in tonight's match.

Shannan Lerch: Also involved, of course, is Torture. He has not been pinned since making his return, and it is well known that he has one of the best win/loss records in WCF history. He won't let you forget it.

Zach Davis: And maybe it is time Torture gets what he deserves. Last but not least, the former Champion, Bobby Cairo, has the chance to get a rematch against Biggs.

Shannan Lerch: An important thing to note is that Brad Wallace has a lot of history with JJ Biggs outside of WCF.. I feel like he may be especially motivated tonight.

Zach Davis: Tonight, we also have a cage match! Several weeks ago, Matthew Draven and David Alastair's match was interrupted thanks to Wallace. Then it was interrupted thanks to Creeping Death. Now, the final matchup in this series, and it is inside the cage. No one interferes. We find out who the better man is.

Shannan Lerch: But one of the biggest stories from Timebomb... well, sigh. Tonight Ace is taking on Josephine Miyazaki for the Hardcore Title. But.. Timebomb. The attack on Kikyo... I still can't believe he and Jack of Blades did that.

Zach Davis: I agree. I hear that Logan's phone has been ringing off the hook all week because of angry viewers, in fact. Keep calling, fans, because this kind of thing can't be tolerated.

Shannan Lerch: As for the match at hand, however, this is Ace's chance at some gold, I guess. Miyazaki got beaten the crap out of last week but she should be ready to compete tonight.

Zach Davis: And speaking of Jack of Blades, he too will defend his Title, the Television Title, against Joeylights. Joeylights, of course, defeated Slim Jim the Hobo. It could be a bit of an upset if he won the Title tonight, but I hope to hell he does it.

Shannan Lerch: Also at Timebomb, "The Shuggah" Shaun Sexton debuted, issuing an open challenge. And of course, Creeping Death, self appointed "newb killer," has volunteered. That should be a good match. I hope Creeps gets what he deserves.

Zach Davis: And in our opening match, Slim Jim the Hobo teams with newcomer Isamu Ryuu in our newest tag team, the Bum and the Dragon, taking on Simply Outrageous.

Shannan Lerch: Let's get to the action!

Zach Davis: Actually, word is that someone has requested an opening segment-

Josephine Miyazaki Segment

“Tear You Apart” by She Wants Revenge interrupts the usual introductory speeches as the Japanese muscle babe herself, the first dual-belt champion in the longest time, Josephine Miyazaki, emerges from the curtain. She has her usual kendo stick and bottle of sake, but now she’s also got two belts... her Hardcore title slung over her right shoulder, and her Tag title slung over the left as she chugs her sake, getting half of it on her belts, and spitting some of the other half in the air as she gets a deafening ovation.

Shannan Lerch: Hardcore AND Tag Team Champion, Josephine Miyazaki is in the house!

Josephine tosses the bottle of sake underneath the ring, maybe saving the empty weapon for later, as she rolls into the ring, screaming for a ring attendant to give her a ‘fucking microphone’. She gets it, but instead of starting her promo, she hits a few sexy poses for the fans first, taking her sweet time while the world is watching her. After letting the ovation die down a bit, she finally puts the microphone to her luscious red lips.

Josephine Miyazaki: America... FUCK YEAH!

The crowd cheers. They love America, and they love profanity.

Josephine Miyazaki: Now, before I get to the meat of this fucking message tonight, allow me to brag. You don’t mind if I fucking brag a bit, do ya? Feel free to stare at these rock-hard biceps and huge fucking tits in the meanwhile. Now, I made a comment in a shoot recently that American wresters weren’t shit compared to other countries. Maybe I proved that last week at whatever the fucking show was called...

Zach Davis: I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT ITS CALLED, WHAT IS IT CALLED?!

Shannan Lerch: What are you talking about, Zach?

Zach Davis: Inside joke.

Josephine Miyazaki: You’ll have to excuse me. I started the ‘celebration’ a little early tonight. Last week was rough, but three fucking bottles of sake later, I’m feeling no goddamned pain right now.

More cheering from this crowd of people with loose morals.

Josephine Miyazaki: Yeah, so where was I... yeah. When I was getting my feet wet in wrestling back in Japan... NIPPON ICHI MOTHERFUCKERS... it took several years for me to get a hold of two belts at once. In Mexico, it took nine months. I come to America, and I end up holding two fucking belts in what... what’s it been? A couple months?

Shannan Lerch: Faster than anyone I can remember, that's for sure.

Josephine Miyazaki: Now you guys in the fucking sound trailer, whatever, probably had some problems with the audio at the end of my last match. That wasn’t a mistake. What you heard, motherfuckers, was the glass ceiling being fucking SHATTERED. The door’s open newcomers, better run through it while you can. When I first came here, I told you I was here to beat the shit out of your favorite wrestler... and in holding a victory over Torture, I think I’ve done that. I beat two of your legends... and look at all the shit I had to overcome. I overcame having two matches previously in the night, including a beatdown... I’ll get back to that in a minute... overcame the roadblocks placed in my way because I’m a newcomer, because I’m a foreigner, because I’m a woman, and a muscle-bound woman at that, not your fucking stereotypical American female bitch wrestler... overcame all that, a beatdown, interference, and still got a victory over Torture and that fucking UFO guy. And I know that makes you guys in the back fucking sick.

Zach Davis: It doesn't make ME sick. But I guess I'm not a guy in the back.

Josephine Miyazaki: It makes you assholes sick, because none of you faggots back there right now... not Crapping Death, not Chocolate Tort, not King Lager, whatever you fucking guys are named, I can’t be assed to remember, I‘m pretty fucking plastered right now... NONE of you, over your careers, can say you’ve done what I’ve done. Two belts at once is fucking unheard of in wrestling. And what you fuckers could NEVER do, I did in just a couple of fucking months. And it makes you fucking sick, because it proves that the International Superbitch is a force to be reckoned with. I’ve proved myself to a whole new audience that fucking LOVES me.

As if to break up her little speech, Josephine extends her free arm and flexes her rather impressive bicep for a few seconds to the steady applause.

Josephine Miyazaki: Now I’m not gonna bore you with the bullshit about my fucking sister and that faggot Tadakichi turning on me, I’m gonna handle that one back oversees, on my own fucking time. I’m not gonna go on tonight about my match with that pissy little British shitbox of a druggie faggot Ace, I’m letting my fucking kendo stick do the talking. But I will do something I do every time I’ve held two belts at once... I’m gonna show respect to my partner by turning the forum over to them. You see... for all the shit that’s been said about her, Ellis really fucking proved herself last week, and now she’s gonna get what she deserved, because her name’s gonna go down in the record books as well. Now all this shit with Kikyo and Jack and all that fucking shit, I don’t really know, so let’s get a little insight here from your own fucking living dead girl, Ellis!

Josephine leans against the ropes as she finishes her sake, watching the entrance ramp... about 30 seconds pass.

Josephine Miyazaki: Come on, kid. It’s your world. I’m just holding the fucking mic for ya. After all the bullshit you went through, you deserve a little celebration.

More silence...

Josephine Miyazaki: Alright. Here it is, kid. Here’s, as you Americans put it, the ‘shoot’. I’m worried about you. I know we made a pact to keep our noses out of each other’s shit, and only appear together as A Favor House Atlantic for title defenses and shit. But Kikyo said she’s been trying to call you all fucking week, nobody’s seen you, heard from you, since you left the ambulance last week. Kikyo’s doing fine, she’s actually volunteering in the burn ward, helping out and shit... man, that kid doesn’t know when to rest, does she? So come on, Ellis. Humor me. Let me just know you’re cool.

More silence...

Josephine Miyazaki: Yeah... well. Fuck. I tried. We got a hell of a card tonight, guys, so enjoy your fucking night!

“Tear You Apart” hits again as Josephine slides out of the ring with both belts in tow, hitting a few sexy pin-up poses and a few bodybuilding poses for her fans on her way back to the back, giving Zack and Shannan the thumbs-up as if to say they could continue.

Zach Davis: Well wow, she sure is in a good mood. A nice change of pace.

Shannan Lerch: I'm worried about Ellis, however. Hmmm.

Zach Davis: Hopefully we'll hear from her soon. Now, we got a match coming up.

The Bum and the Dragon vs Simply Outrageous

The Struggle Within by Metallica hits.

Shannan Lerch: ...Logan?

Zach Davis: What the hell is he doing out here?

Indeed, Logan steps out from the back. He looks around the crowd.

Shannan Lerch: Is it time for his big announcement?

Logan is given a mic.

Logan: Look, boudles, I have a lot of work to do in preperation for.. well, you'll see when I decide to make my announcement later. But all I'm here to say now is that this match is cancelled. Simply Outrageous called me a few days ago and let me know they couldn't show up, and the Bum and the Dragon simply are nowhere to be found.

The crowd boos.

Logan: SHUT UP! Boo them, not me! Aw hell, whatever, just boo me too. I'll be in the back getting drunk or something.

The Struggle Within plays, and Logan leaves.

Zach Davis: Well... there's that, I guess.

Shannan Lerch: We have another match coming right up, though!

Creeping Death vs Shaun Sexton

Zach Davis: And now, the "n00b killer" vs, well, a "n00b" I guess.

Shannan Lerch: I hope Shaun Sexton kicks his ass.

Battle without Honor or Humanity by Hotei hits, and Shaun Sexton walks out. He walks to the ring. He steps up on the apron and makes the ref open the ropes so he can walk through. Once in the ring he ascends to the second rope flips his hood off, and brushes off his chiseled abs. After jumping down from the second rope he poses in the ring showing off his body for the women in the audience as he waits for his opponent.

Zach Davis: Sexton looks impressive.

The lights slowly fade to black. Bells toll as the screen shows shots of a big wooden cross wrapped in barbed wire in the middle of a thunderstorm. While the cross is shown, "Take This Life" by In Flames begins to play. When it kicks into high gear, around the 17 second mark, the lights come on just a tad, giving light to the dark. Standing on the stage is Creeping Death, arms stretched out in a crucifix fashion. CD stands there for a second, 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, and then takes a seat on the top turnbuckle, awaiting the match to begin.

Shannan Lerch: God, I hate him.

The bell rings, and Creeping Death drops off the turnbuckles. The two men circle, and Shaun goes for a tie up, but CD ducks behind into a waistlock. Shaun checks the feet for a trip, but nothing is there, so he comes back with an elbow to the side of the head. Shaun breaks CD's hold, and switches behind, holding Creeping Death in a waistlock now. Shaun throws CD in a german suplex, but CD backflips out, and lands on his feet. Shaun turns to sidestep a charging CD, who hits the ropes, and comes back to Shaun bending over for a back body drop. CD stops and hooks the arms, looking for For Whom the Bell Tolls, but Shaun reverses out and clutches CD in a suplex, lifts him up for the Code Adam Brainbuster. CD turns the suplex though, and drops down behind Shaun. They run to the ropes, bounce, but Shaun holds on, causing CD to roll backwards. CD rushes Shaun, but he presses CD over the ropes. Creeping Death, however, lands on the apron and throws a punch. Shaun blocks. Shaun takes the arm and hip tosses CD back into the ring, but CD once again flips and lands on his feet. Shaun hits the ropes and comes back to a bent over CD. Shaun stops short and hooks CD in a piledriver, lifting him up. CD kicks his legs and lands on the mat again. CD then throws Shaun over his head and backflips with him. It looks like Shaun is giving CD a flip piledriver. But no. CD sticks his hands up and handsprings back, leaving Shaun sitting on the mat. In a flash, CD hits a basement dropkick to Shaun Sexton's face.

Zach Davis: Great wrestling by both men here.

Shannan Lerch: I think Creeping Death has to realize this isn't going to be walk in the park now.

Creepind Death picks Shaun off the ground, but he quickly hits a Diamond Cutter, dropping CD down. Shaun then locks CD in a reverse Texas Cloverleaf. The ref drops down and asks if CD submits. He shakes his head as he crawls to the ropes. Hand over hand over hand ... and he makes it. The ref pleads with Shaun to break the hold. He doesn't. Ref begins his count. One ... two ... three ... four ... finally Shaun breaks the hold.

Zach Davis: The Shuggah used every second he could.

Shaun pulls CD out into the middle of the ring and tries again, but CD rolls him up. The ref drops down ...

1..

2..

kickout.

Shannan Lerch: Creeps almost had it there! Ahhh! Come on, Shaun!

Shaun kicks out of the quick roll up, and they both stand but CD is taken down by a quick dropkick. CD bounces up and is locked in The PCP ... and then thrown over in the pumphandle suplex! CD ends up bouncing into the bottom rope. Shaun pulls him out a bit and covers, putting his feet on the ropes.

1..

2..

kickout!

Zach Davis: Another nearfall! I thoughtthat was it for sure.

CD kicks out and Shaun drops down from the ropes.

Shannan Lerch: And again, Sexton taking every advantage that he can.

Shaun Sexton jumps up and comes back down with a double stomp to Creeping Death's chest, further taking the wind out of him. Shaun jumps up and does it again. He goes for a third, but CD rolls out of the way, and turns into a sweep. With Shaun down, CD locks in a side headlock on the mat. Shaun fights his way to his feet, and shoots CD off into the ropes. As CD comes back, Shaun jumps, puts both knees in CD's chest, locks behind his head, and tries for a Chestblower, but Creeping Death hooks one of Shaun's legs. Shaun balances out by placing his other foot on the ground, and hopping. Shaun tries for an enziguri, but CD ducks. Shaun lands on his foot, and tries for a back kick like RVD, but CD once again ducks it. Shaun lands on his back, and CD takes the one foot he has, spins through, and locks in a Figure Four!

Zach Davis: Whooooo!

Shaun screams in pain, but quickly realises like everyone else that has ever been put in a Figure Four, than you can turn it easily, as Shaun does. CD is now the one screaming in pain until he lets go. Damage done to CD's knee, he gets up slowly with his back to Shaun. Shaun gets up and stalks CD. Creeping Death is standing groggily with Shaun behind him ready to attack. But he doesn't get the chance. CD quickly hits a Pele kick!

Shannan Lerch: Creeping Death wi-

Zach Davis: PELE!~!!~! PELE! PELE! HE HIT HIM WITH THE PELE! OH MY GODDDDDD!

Shaun is more surprised than hurt, as he gets back to his feet quickly. Creeping Death is ready for him, and greets Shaun with a right hand. And another. Rocking Shaun into the turnbuckle. CD lifts Shaun and sits him on the top. CD climbs up and positions for a suplex, but hooks a leg, and drops off the middle rope with Shaun in a Fisherman Brainbuster!

Creeping Death for the pin...

1..

2..

SHAUN KICKS OUT?!

Shannan Lerch: How'd he do that?!

Zach Davis: This Shaun Sexton guy ain't no slouch.

Creeps picks Sexton up, and throws him to the turnbuckle. He positions him on the middle rope.. climbs up with him.. and hits a flipping Styles Clash from the middle rope!!

Shannan Lerch: Episode 666.

Zach Davis: Don't sound too excited, Shannan.

Creeping Death goes for another pin.

One.

Two.

Three.

Shannan Lerch: And there you have it. Creeping Death with the win.

Zach Davis: Maybe he's not as washed up as we thought?

Shannan Lerch: Well, Shaun Sexton looked real good tonight, and surely has a lot to look forward to here.

Creeps rolls out of the ring, heading to the back, looking like he still has something on his mind.

Television Title Match
Jack of Blades vs Joeylights

Ennio Morricone’s Whistling Overture begins to play throughout the arena.

Zach Davis: Here he is. The WCF T.V. Champion and quite possibly, the most hated man in the federation at the moment.

Shannan Lerch: Yeah, but now the ‘t.v’ stands for ‘True Version.’ Apparently.

Zach Davis: Yeah, we all heard during an interview this week that he feels the ‘suits’ and veterans are suppressing his impact.

While Zach and Shannan continue to debate the content of Jack’s interviews, he is busy apeing his usual routine as he enters the ring. Upon sliding through the bottom rope, Blades demands a microphone that he receives with a casual throw off the timekeeper.

Jack of Blades: You know what annoys me? I mean except for existence, this dying world and people in general. The bits in cartoons where a character will come to a moral junction and his conscience will be shown as an angel and devil debating over the consequences and action. You see what I never got was why the devil never took his trident and harpooned his counterpart thus ending the debate with only one possible solution.

His anger begins to rise in his voice.

Jack of Blades: At Timebomb, I did just that! I took the proverbial ‘angel’ and burnt her face off. And now the main character of this little charade only has one voice to listen to and one path to follow. Now what does the dead girl do with a fallen angel?
You see this existence is not a digital one nor is it a printed one. The good do not always win regardless of what Coheed and Cambria promote. The heroes are not always revered. And you, you with your parasitic existence going from one trial to the next should know this. You should know that the bastard clown occasionally wins. And thanks, I like that name. And more importantly, you should know that the bastard clown is not always doomed to fail. Very often, you will find him as the ‘true version’ champion.

At this Joey Lights appears out of nowhere with his music giving up after one chord. He dashes to the ring and wraps his legs across Jack’s back and rolls him for a pin with a bridge.

One…

Two…

Jack kicks out and forces Joey Lights into the ropes.

Shannan Lerch: Joeylights coming from out of nowhere!

Zach Davis: And going right for the pin. He means business.

Blades moves to his feet displeased at the attack only for Lights to rebound and knock him down with a powerful clothesline.

One…

Two…

Jack moves an elbow up to escape.

Shannan Lerch: And another nearfall already.

Lights clambers to his feet, dragging Jack up with him in a Reverse Face Lock. He points to the crowd as if to signal a bulldog but as springs off his feet Jack forces him backwards with a back suplex and then brings him up again making it a double back suplex. Both fall to the ground with Lights in pain and Blades still shocked at his quick appearance. Jack of Blades soon shakes himself out of it and flies onto the second rope before swinging back and connecting with a Springboard Legdrop.

One…

Two…

Lights rolls over onto Jack thus reversing the pin.

One…

Two…

Kick out. Both competitors scramble to their feet and pose for the crowd who cheers in response.

Zach Davis: Good wrestling from both men. Joey knows this is the chance of a lifetime.

Joey Lights moves over to the crowd to create further applause allowing Jack of Blades to follow up with a Flip German Suplex.

Shannan Lerch: BAD idea to turn your back on that man.

Zach Davis: Joey Lights turned inside out.

With Lights face down, Jack bounces off the ropes and lands directly on his neck with a Kneedrop. As Lights writhes in pain, Blades uses the opportunity to plug Joey Lights between his legs and hit a Butterfly Piledriver. He covers.

One…

Two…

Kick out. Blades argues with the referee for a second before lifting Joey Lights by the hair to his feet. He hooks his head and lifts him up before stalling at the move’s apex. Blades signals downwards as if he were to hit a Stalling Brainbuster. However, Lights flips out of the move landing on his feet behind Jack of Blades.

Shannan Lerch: Athletic.

Blades turns around confused at Lights’ escape only to be met with a Superkick that connects with such an echo it looks to take his head off. Lights screams and poses within the ring knowing victory is a very real potential. He jumps backwards before spinning in the air and connecting with a 360 Elbow Drop. The move’s impact causes Blades to flinch upwards clutching his lower stomach and attempt to get to his feet. Lights simply chuckles to himself and brings Jack down with a Russian Leg Sweep. Lights uses the move’s momentum to flip over and right himself as Blades tries to get to his own feet. This gives Lights the opportunity to signal for his Lights Out Suplex.

Zach Davis: Gonna have a new champion!

Lights charges at Blades and places his head in one of his armpits to prepare for his finisher suplex. As he goes to lift Jack of Blades off the ground, the TV Champion responds with a Hammerblow to his back that he follows up with Multiple Gutwrenches.

Shannan Lerch: That ‘clown bastard’ was playing possum.

With Lights on the floor, it gives Jack of Blades a chance to catch his breath before picking him up in a Reverse Chancery. This allows Jack of Blades to hit a successful Director’s Cut that after performing, he falls to the ground, exhausted. Managing to capture a few gasps of breath, he forces Lights into a corner and whips him to the opposing one. However Lights manages to jump onto the turnbuckle and moonsault onto Jack of Blades. The crowd roars in approval.

Zach Davis: Lights is not out.

Lights gets to his feet first and repeats his scream before meeting Jack of Blades with a kick to the gut and forcing him over with a suplex. Lights pumps himself up again as Blades uses the ropes to get to his feet only to be met with a scoop slam.

Shannan Lerch: Joey Lights signalling for the end.

The contender brings Blades up to his and hooks his head falling backwards while cradling his feet hitting a Stinger DDT. Blades splays out obviously done in by the move’s power. Lights, on the other hand, moves to his feet driven by adrenaline and after a few appeals, he forces Blades to his level and goes for his Lights Out Suplex once more.

Zach Davis: Over!

However at the move’s same point as before, Blades manages to awaken from his stunned state and catch Lights legs before forcing him down with a ferocious Spinebuster. With a single fluid motion, he then grabs Joeylights' legs and locks in the Judgement Day Jolt!

Shannan Lerch: That's his move!

And within a second or two, Lights taps out.

Zach Davis: Jack of Blades succesfully retains the Title!

Shannan Lerch: And, I feel, that may have been a message towards Ellis. He could have pinned Lights, but he made him tap.

Blades rolls out of the ring, Title on his shoulder.

Hardcore Title Match
Ace vs Josephine Miyazaki

The Noose by a Perfect Circle hits, after about a minute there is no sign of Ace.

Zach Davis: Where is Ace!? He can’t miss this match its one of his biggest in his WCF career so far.

Shannan Lerch: I don’t know where he is but here’s Jojo anyway.

Tear You Apart by She Wants Revenge hits and cherry blossoms fall from the ceiling like confetti, and after a few seconds, Josephine "Jojo" Miyazaki bursts through the curtain, bottle of sake in one hand and kendo stick in the other, long black trench coat flowing as she slowly makes her way to the ring. Once finally getting to the ring steps, Jojo takes the bottle of sake and chugs it, getting half of it on herself and spraying a mouthful in the air before tossing the bottle out into the crowd. She then sets the kendo stick on the ground, and slides off her trench coat, tossing it on the ground as Jojo grabs her kendo stick again... she motions like she's gonna enter the ring, but instead strikes a couple of sexy poses for her fans before FINALLY entering the ring.

Once again ‘The Noose’ hits the sound system but Ace doesn’t appear at the ramp but the music carries on playing.

Zach Davis: There’s still no sign of Ace.

Shannan Lerch: Is that him?

Ace jumps over the barrier, with a baseball bat in his hand, he runs in behind Jojo and cracks the bat in the back of Jojo’s neck, sending her down to the mat in a crumpled heap.

Zach Davis: What a cheap shot, they’re definitely not tag partners anymore.

Shannan Lerch: Definitely not.

Ace begins stomping on the back of Jojo’s neck. He slides out of the ring and reaches under the ring before pulling out a chair he slides back in, placing it on the ground, before lifting up Jojo and Russian leg sweeping her onto the chair.

Zach Davis: He's going to mess up that pretty face of hers.

Shannan Lerch: Come on Zach, we know she's been through MUCH worse.

Ace then begins stomping on the back of Jojo’s neck, he then places a knee into Jojo’s lower back before wrapping the bat around her neck before wrenching back into a variant of a seated rear chinlock. She is fading fast. The ref checks if she’s still conscious by lifting one arm in the arm and dropping it.

Zach Davis: We could have a knockout right here.

The ref gets to two before Jojo stops her hand falling right at the last second. She starts to fight back but Ace its with some strong knees to the side, sending Jojo back into the mat before cranking back with the hold. Jojo looks around for a way to escape. She sees the chair that was used earlier before grabbing it and swinging wildly backwards connecting with Aces skull. Ace release’s the hold and writhes in agony on the mat.

Shannan Lerch: Well that’s one way to break the hold.

Zach Davis: A very effective way at that.

Jojo gets up very gingerly, he legs shake under the weight of standing up. Ace begins to try to make his way to his feet by using the ropes. Jojo who has now gone outside to look for a weapon brings out a kendo stick. Ace stumbles over to drag her back in but Jojo hits Ace with a brutal shot to the top of the head with the kendo stick, Ace falls back. Jojo slides into the ring and hits a series of shots with the kendo stick to head before hitting one in the crotch, which breaks the kendo stick in half.

Zach Davis: Oh my god, I can’t imagine the pain Ace is in now.

Shannan Lerch: There’s not going to be any baby Ace’s running around any time soon.

Ace seems to be on the edge of passing out do to the pain. Jojo covers.

One..

Two...

Ace just gets his shoulder up at the last second.

Jojo gets frustrated and slides out of the ring, she lifts up the ring skirt to look for a weapon, she slides out a table and sets it up on the outside.

Zach Davis: Jojo has something in mind here.

She goes to get back in the ring but is blocked by a stiff kick in the face by Ace, who was able to get to his feet while Jojo was getting the table and setting it up. Jojo is sent backwards from the kicks strength, Ace sensing opportunity slingshots over the top rope landing on Jojo’s shoulders before snapping off a hurricanrana.

Shannan Lerch: Jojo goes down. Good wrestling.

Ace goes to pick her up, but she catches him and throws him back out of the ring. She then slides out, getting rid of the cobwebs, and pulls a table out from under the ring. She goes to set it up, but Ace is back up, hitting her with forearms and stopping her halfway. He grapples her from behind but she elbows him a few times before throwing him into a turnbuckle. She quickly finishes setting up the table, picks Ace up, and kicks him right in the crotch.

Zach Davis: ...OW. I hate this.

Jojo quickly slides into the ring and climbs to the top rope.. and hits a Moonsault!

Shannan Lerch: Josephine Splash!

The ref is already out of the ring to make the count.

One!

Two!

Three!

Zach Davis: And Josephine retains the Hardcore Title.

Shannan Lerch: YYEESS! Once again proving women are the best.

Zach Davis: Well, it DID take a crotch shot.

Regardless, Josephine stands up and takes the Hardcore Title from the ref, throwing it over her shoulder. She grabs her Tag Title as well and walks confidently to the back, happy with her work.

Logan's Announcement

We go backstage. Logan is in his office, looking seriously at the camera, and still wearing his King's crown. To his left is Seth Lerch, and to his right is Bobby Dole.

Logan: Welcome, ladies and boudles. I've promised a huge night tonight, and so far, for once, the King of Treachery has lived up to his name. I also promised an announcement-

The phone rings.

Logan: Oh, what the hell.

Logan picks up the phone, listens for about two seconds..

Logan: SHUT UP!

He hangs the phone up angrily.

Logan: That's the problem! I've been gettin' phonecalls all goddamn week. "Jack of Blades" this, "Violence against women!" that! Jack of Blades and what he did to Kikyo has gotten me in some deep shit. Now, I know as well as anybody that sometimes a man gotta show a woman who's boss, but doing it on my TV show ain't a good idea. Jack of Boudles, you're a lucky man. You're the Television Champ, and you're a ratings draw. I can't suspend you.

The crowd boos, wanting justice for what happened to Kikyo.

Logan: Besides that, I've been contacted by Sean Hughes' lawyer, problems with that Mr. Tadakichi douchebag, it never stops! So that's why I'm announcing that I'm stepping down as owner of WCF.

Gasps from the crowd before some cheering. There is visible shock on both the faces of Seth Lerch and Bobby Dole.

Logan: Now, Sethy boy, I know you've been itching to get your job back ever since you lost it, really.

Seth nods.

Logan: But I've got my right hand man here, Bobby Dole. I feel he deserves the opportunity too. So here's what I'm gonna do. Next week, Seth, YOU'RE in charge. You get to book the show, everything. Week after that? Bobby Dole is in charge. And at the PPV, I will announce who the new owner is.

Seth and Bobby both nod towards Logan.

Logan: There you have it, WCF! One last thing. Without having to deal with WCF, I'll be able to train and work out and whatnot as much as I want. You haven't seen the last of the Face of Treachery. Logan, out.

Seth Lerch: Did.. did you just steal that from Ryan Seacrest from American Idol?

Logan: SHUT UP! This interview is over, turn off the damn cameras!

The cameras go black for a second before we go back to the ring.

Cage Match
Matthew Draven vs David Alastair

The bassline that starts off Prince of Darkness plays and goes into a drumline with a bassline. The arena goes black and a huge explosion is seen turning the arena an eerie dark red. "My victims are rich of poor, young or old, strong or weak! I cause millions of accidents, I am cancer in your bones! I fathered the lie, twist what you say, speak not the truth! I am insidious, impartial, deep inside your chromosomes!" Matthew Draven steps out and another explosion happens, and Matthew walks out unscathed. Father Chuck Manson steps out and yells at the crowd. "I take what you love, and leave you in tears! I imprison your soul, your hopes are my games! I strip you of pride, my promise is in vain! While you burn at the stake I dance with the flames!" Matthew slowly starts walking down to the ring tightening his righ glove. "I bring poverty, sickness and death! A worthless handshake, the slickest thief, I steal your wealth! I answer your prayers for greed and lust! More than evil, I laugh at your trust!" Matthew grabs the top rope and climbs up onto the apron and gets in the ring. He looks around for a bit and then does a double thumb throat cut and when his arms come down pyro shoots out of the corners. He then waits as Father Chuck Manson leaves the ring and stands next to the nearest steps.

Zach Davis: Father Manson won't be doing much tonight, thanks to the cage.

“Dead End” by In Flames hits the WCF arena as David slowly steps out of the entrance way, looks around, and does his "Messiah Cross" taunt (arms spread with pumped fists while head banging to the music). He then sprints to the ring and slides under the ropes. He gets up to his feet, runs to the nearest turnbuckle, proceeds to do his "Messiah Cross" taunt, and steps off the turnbuckle, eager to start his upcoming match.

Shannan Lerch: And it is lowering!

The cage comes down from the ceiling, and the participants look up, watching. Soon the cage is secure, and the bell rings.

Zach Davis: Let's do this.

The two approach each other cautiously, tieing up. Alastair takes charge and goes to throw Draven into the cage, but Draven stops himself and elbows Alastair in the head. Draven throws Alastair to the ropes, then goes for a Big Boot but Alastair ducks it. He keeps running, bounces off the ropes and hits a big Clothesline, sending Draven down. Draven's back to his feet and Alastair picks him up for a Death Valley Driver! No, Draven slides behind him and then hits a MEAN lariat to the back of the head!

Shannan Lerch: Ouch.

Zach Davis: Alastair didn't know that was coming and had no way to prepare. Just a full on shot to the back of the head... pain.

Draven quickly goes for the pin, hooking the leg. One... two... no, Alastair gets the shoulder up.

Shannan Lerch: He's lucky he had the presence of mind to get out of it, I'm surprised he's not knocked out.

Draven picks Alastair up and then just throws him right into the cage! Alastair hits hard, and crumples behind the ropes. Draven picks him up, with him still behind the ropes, and once he's standing Draven runs back, runs towards Alastair, and then hits a stiff Clothesline, again slamming Alastair into the cage.

Zach Davis: Matthew Draven, using the cage as a weapon. Good call. Alastair needs to get back in the game here.

Draven isn't done. He takes his arm back and swings it across Alastair's body, clubbing him over and over with Clotheslines. After several of them Alastair drops down, and Draven sends his arm with force into the cage. He yells out, and Alastair takes this chance to get back into the ring. Alastair then brings Draven down with an STO before raining down with punch after punch.

Shannan Lerch: Alastair's back on offense now, and he's fired up!

Alastair gets off but doesn't let Draven up. He instead puts him in the Ankle Lock! The crowd pops, and Draven yells out in pain.

Zach Davis: This could be it! You just can't stay in that move for long or your leg will break.

Draven isn't ready to give up, however, and manages to crawl to the ropes. There are no rope breaks in WCF cage matches, so he uses them to pull himself up and eventually is able to kick Alastair off of him, barely escaping. Draven stumbles to his feet and walks into Alastair, who grabs him and hits an F5!

Shannan Lerch: He calls that the Zion Cyclone!

Alastair sees that Draven is out, but doesn't go for the pin. Instead, he begins climbing to the top of the cage.

Zach Davis: WHAT IS HE DOING!? You can't win by escape!

Shannan Lerch: Don't be an idiot. You know exactly what he's doing.

Alastair reaches the top, and steadies himself. He looks down at Draven, takes a deep breath... AND HITS A SHOOTING STAR LEGDROP FROM THE TOP OF THE CAGE!

Zach Davis: OH MY GOD! Sinner's End!

Alastair hits it PERFECTLY, and quickly and confidently goes for the pin afterwards.

One.

Two.

Three!

Shannan Lerch: We have our winner, and it is David Alastair!

Alastair rolls over, catching his breath, having a lot taken out of him after that last move.

Zach Davis: He deserv-

AND OUT OF NOWHERE CREEPING DEATH FLIES OFF THE TOP OF THE CAGE AND HITS AN AMAZING PHOENIX SPLASH.

Shannan Lerch: Where the hell did he come from!?

Zach Davis: He must have rushed the ring the SECOND the bell rang!

Creeps gets up quickly and stomps away at Alastair. He grabs him and picks him up, throwing his face into the cage and rubbing it against it. Alastair is quickly busted open. The cage begins rising before Creeping Death can do any more damage.

Shannan Lerch: The "n00b killer" strikes again.

Creeps rolls out of the ring as the cage goes up, heading to the back. Draven's still hurting because of the match and Alastair is a bloody mess.

JJ Biggs Segment

JJ Biggs is standing in front of a promotional banner for Slam! He has his newly won WCF World Championship slung over his shoulder and he has a big smile painted across his face. Standing next to him, is Hank Brown, who's wearing a nice suit and also has a big smile on his face. He has a microphone held up to his chin and he is staring into the camera.

Hank Brown: Ladies and gentlemen, I'm standing here with the new Wrestling Championship Federation World Champion! He pulled out a shocking victory against Bobby Cairo at Timebomb last week in a No Disqualification match. He did that with the kidnapping of his girlfriend, Erica Hudson, implanted in his mind. Now, JJ, how has your first week been as the World Champ?

Hank places the microphone in front of JJ's mouth. He chuckles a little bit and he smacks the plate of gold on his shoulder.

JJ Biggs: It's been spectacular. Moments after arriving back in Miami, I found out that indeed Erica was found and is safe. Jake hired a man to find her and he succeeded. The kidnapper is now in prison. Also, I've been to multiple press conferences this week as I've already started promoting Explosion for later this month.

Hank Brown: Speaking of Explosion, how do you feel about your possible opponent for that event? It is either going to be Torture, Brad Wallace, Outcast, or Bobby Cairo.

JJ Biggs: I don't think any of them deserves a shot. Brad Wallace is a has-been. I've defeated him multiple times before including most recently when I walked out with the NWA World Heavyweight Championship. Bobby Cairo proved to me last week that he isn't deserving of this gold. Outcast has already failed at being a World Champ a couple of times. When he is the champ, ratings go down. When ratings go down, the WCF loses money. They need a champion like me. A champion that can excite the fans when I'm in the wrestling ring. Not a champion like Torture who will always be known as a Hardcore wrestler, nothing more and nothing less.

Hank Brown: I see. Who do you think deserves a chance at your World Title, then?

JJ Biggs: No body. No body on this roster deserves a shot at my gold. I could and I will defeat anybody who thinks they can.

Hank Brown: You've been defeated by Jack of Blades and he's on this current WCF roster. I'm beginning to think that maybe you're just scared. Maybe you know just as well as most of the roster that you won't survive with this type of competition. Maybe it's because you're pushing thirty or that you're just realizing for the first time in your career that you don't have enough talent to main-event.

You can tell that this is getting to JJ. He is grinding his teeth together, his cheeks are growing red with anger, and he is staring a hole through Hank Brown. Suddenly, he drops the World Title to the concrete and he rushes Hank. He throws Hank up against the wall and he lifts him off the ground with a choke hold.

JJ Biggs: I'm scared?! You think I'm scared?! Son, I will defeat anybody on this roster. I just simply was giving WCF Management a few tips on how to get ratings. No body wants to see me smashing these WCF "superstars" heads spirit with a defeat so quick that when you blink, it's over and my hand is raised. You better show me respect when you speak to me because I deserve it! Now, I will take care of whoever wins tonight at Explosion and then I will take care of my next opponent. Thank you for the interview, Mr. Brown.

JJ releases his choke hold and Hank slides down the wall, landing on the ground. He is coughing and rubbing his throat, trying his best to regain his breath. JJ looks down at him and then walks back over to his belt. He picks it up and walks off.

World Title Contendership Match
Outcast vs Brad Wallace vs Torture vs Bobby Cairo

“God of Thunder” by KISS hits as the arena goes black. The words ''Pain, Humiliation, Abandonment, Destruction'' appear on the titantron in red. The lights come back on as Outcast walks down the aisle, eyes fixed on the ring. He slides in and walks to his respective corner.

Zach Davis: Here is Outcast, the man who lost to Brad Wallace at Timebomb. But you have to remember, Wallace cheated to win.

Shannan Lerch: You also have to remember Outcast is a former WCF World Champion.

The opening strains of Faith No More's "A Small Victory" play as the arena lights begin flashing on and off. Bobby Cairo bursts out of the entranceway and salutes the fans. Cairo then charges down the aisle to the ring and slides in under the bottom rope. Cairo again salutes the fans while waiting for his opponent's entrance.

Shannan Lerch: The second former champion in this match.

Zach Davis: Another man who lost at Timebomb. But Cairo has the chance to maybe win this match and get his title back at Explosion.

The opening to "Jumpdafuckup" hits as the crowd is waiting to see who comes out next. The arena is dark as red mist starts to fill the darkened place. The song continues, keeping the crowd in suspense. Once we hear, “JUMP DA FUCK UP!” pyro explodes from the stage as Brad Wallace steps onto the stage with Lucy. The kiss as the crowd boos. Brad flips the fans off as they walk down to the ring. Once they are in the ramp, Brad stops in the middle as Lucy gets on her knees in front of him. Pyro explodes down the rampway in a spiral manner. Lucy gets up as they continue on their way. Brad Wallace hops up on the ring apron and opens the ropes for Lucy. She teases the crowd to the only pop they will ever get. Brad Wallace slaps her on the ass when he is all the way in the ring. Brad goes to the closest turnbuckle and talks trash. He hops down and head to the opposite corner of the ring. He does the same thing as Lucy teases the crowd with some panty shots, if she has any on. Brad hops down as he gives Lucy another kiss before she heads out of the ring. Brad then goes and sits in the corner.

Zach Davis: And the third of the former WCF World Champions in this match.

Shannan Lerch: I hate this guy… I really hate him… I wish death on him.

Zach Davis: The people get it Shannan.

Cypress Hill bangs out over the loudspeakers, and the crowd goes bizzurk. Torture walks out from behind the curtain and walks down the ramp and into the ring. He steps up to the turnbuckle and stares out into the crowd. They rain on him with their love. He awaits the opponent.

Zach Davis: And here is the man who has never held the World title anywhere. This is his chance to get the shot at the title and fulfill his dream.

Shannan Lerch: TORT! THE MAN IS HERE! SO DAMN COOL!

All four men are in a different corner, looking at one another. Wallace stares at Outcast, Cairo at Torture. Outcast and Torture rush Wallace and Cairo, respectively. Wallace dodges a Clothesline and Drop Toe Holds Outcast into the bottom buckle. Torture goes for a Dropkick. It connects as Cairo falls over the top rope. Wallace and Tort both get in the middle of the ring, standing face to face. Before anything can come of this, Outcast hits Wallace from behind with a Forearm. Tort kicks Outcast in the gut and follows with a few right hands. Cairo is on the top rope and as Tort turns around, Cairo leaps off the top. He connects with a Flying Clothesline on Tort. Tort goes down as Cairo is the only one left standing right now.

Zach Davis: Wow, good start to this match.

Shannan Lerch: No doubt.

Outcast and Wallace are back up now and both hit Cairo in the back with Elbows. Cairo goes out of the ring again. Outcast gets Elbowed in the face by Wallace. While Outcast is dazed, Wallace jumps up and hits an Enziguri. Outcast goes out of the ring. Now as both men are getting up outside of the ring. Wallace goes back and bounces off the ropes, going for some sort of insane move. Before he can make it though, Tort levels him with a Lariat. Wallace goes down hard. Tort though, grabs the ropes and flies out with an uncharacteristic Plancha. Three men are down outside the ring and one inside of the ring.

Shannan Lerch: Wow, we know Torture wants this title shot. Looks like he is ready and willing to do anything to make that happen.

Zach Davis: Yeah, like we said earlier, he has never won the big one. The other three have.

Tort rolls back into the ring and throws his arms in the air as the crowd gets off their seats and cheers like they never have before. Wallace comes from behind and rolls Tort up.

One!

Two!

Tort kicks out. The crowd cheers loudly again. Wallace gets up and kicks Tort in the gut. He double under hooks his arms, going for the B-Wall Driver, but Tort Back Body Drops him over. Wallace smacks the mat as Outcast climbs back in the ring. Tort turns around and meets Outcast with a kick to the gut, followed by a Death Valley Driver. Cairo gets back in the ring. He blindsides Tort with a Clothesline to the back of the head. The crowd boos the hell out of Cairo for doing so. He flips them off. Wallace is outside of the ring, getting a table set up.

Zach Davis: The fans want Torture to win this match.

Shannan Lerch: I'm a fan of Cairo lately, myself.

On the outside of the ring, Wallace picks Outcast up, and is about to throw him onto the table. But Outcast starts fighting back, jabbing Wallace several times in the gut.

Zach Davis: Outcast and Wallace are both fans of tables.

Eventually Outcast gains the upper hand and throws Wallace into the outside turnbuckle. Wallace hits his shoulder hard, and Outcast is, of course, pissed.

Shannan Lerch: He wants his revenge for Wallace costing him that comeback match!

Outcast quickly grabs Brad and throws him into the announcer's table, and he ends up on top of it. Outcast positions the regular table, and then climbs onto the announcer table as well.

Zach Davis: What is he doing?!

He grabs Wallace and puts him between his legs. He lifts him up.. POWERBOMB FROM THE ANNOUNCER'S TABLE THROUGH ANOTHER TABLE! Wallace holds his head in pain for a second before it appears that he is out.

Shannan Lerch: OUTCAST! Oh my God!

Outcast smiles to himself before simply walking around the ring and heading to the back.

Zach Davis: What?! This match isn't over!

Shannan Lerch: I don't think Outcast cares, Zach.

Back in the ring, Bobby Cairo is beating down Torture. The crowd shifts their attention back there as well and begin booing Cairo. Cairo soon picks Torture up and goes for a Clothesline, but Torture ducks it, behind Cairo, grabs him..

Zach Davis: HE'S GOING FOR THE TORTURE'S DEVICE!

BUT NO! Cairo gets out of the spin, grabs Torture and executes the Misery Drop!

Shannan Lerch: That's it!

Cairo makes the pin!

One!

Two!

NO! TORTURE KICKS OUT!

Zach Davis: WHAT?!

Shannan Lerch: How did he kick out of that?

Cairo looks frustarted. He picks Torture up, and throws him into a turnbuckle, slapping his face a little. Despite just being hit with a big move, Torture soon is pissed enough and gets fired up, hitting a flurry of attack at Cairo as the crowd goes crazy! Torture goes to throw Cairo into the ropes, but Cairo reverses it as the crowd boos, and lifts him up in the Fireman's Carry position...

Zach Davis: He's going for his Sick Solution, a Death Valley Driver!

But no! Torture drops down behind him, spins him around, AND HITS THE TORTURE'S DEVICE!

Shannan Lerch: THERE IT IS!

Torture makes the pin!

ONE!

TWO!

THREE!!

Zach Davis: Torture vs JJ Biggs for the World Title! Explosion!

The crowd roars in approval as Torture stands up, taking in the love.

Shannan Lerch: Torture has just begun his climb to the top.

Torture rolls out of the ring, slapping fan's hands as he goes up the ramp.

Ellis Segment

After the resolution of the final match, and everyone making their way back, it seems the show is over. However, before the credits/copyright information can be displayed, the lights in the arena suddenly cut off.

Zach Davis: What's this?

After a few seconds, the video screen above the entrance ramp cuts back on, and while the rest of the arena is bathed in darkness, the video screen shows a scene of a sprawling wharf, waves lapping against the docks silently in the night air as an all too familiar figure can be seen sitting against one of the massive crates, cradling a blood-stained scythe.

Ellis: We’re on? Good. Set the camera in the tripod and leave. I need to say this alone.

A few seconds pass as the view steadies, and a figure in a “WCF Camera Crew” jacket makes his way to a car in the distance, peeling off as Ellis watches. As soon as the car is gone, the dead girl’s gaze goes right to the camera, her cold grey eyes rimmed with red, tearstains dotting the landscape of scarred, pale flesh on her face... her hair brushed away from her eyes for the first time, showing all of her powerful, yet frozen gaze as her raspy voice barely cuts through the sounds of the waves lapping against the docks.

Ellis: I didn’t want to interrupt the show. I apologize Josephine, if you’re still there. Although I heard every word of your ‘shoot’ over the Sirius Radio simulcast of the show, you’ll understand if I didn’t feel in a celebratory mood. As for my whereabouts this last week... I spent them in the same place I spent most of my life. In the cruel and unforgiving shadows of New Jersey.

Shannan Lerch: Fans, we're running out of time but we'll try and stay with this-

Ellis: You’ll notice I’m not really myself tonight. These days, realism in wrestling is not only respected, it’s expected. No fancy words tonight, no theatrics, no talking to my scythe. If everyone wants a ‘shoot,’ who am I to deny them? Besides, I feel like this needs to be said.

The fans cheer, but slightly quietly, listening to what she has to say.

Ellis: Josephine... our perceptions of what happened last week are so different, it’s as if one of us was tuned into something else. You saw a crowning moment of glory and an open path to the top. I saw nothing but failure. My failure. Titles never did matter to me, Josephine. I only came into this business because I need to find a place to hurt people. But now, looking back, all I was looking for was a place to die. How I’ve survived this long without this body breaking right in half, I don’t even understand. So when I saw Torture and Nytro, and I knew how much they hated this wave of new blood, I knew if there were going to be a chance for me to die in that ring, it’d be right then, right there.

Zach Davis: I don't like where this is going. Maybe we should end this broadcast..

Ellis: But I wasn’t going to just stand there and take the punishment. No. Because when I stepped out there... and I heard what that old man Yoshimitsu told me about, that wave of applause, that rush of the adoration of a packed arena chanting your name... I knew that if I was going to die, I was going to go out giving the fans one hell of a show. Then it happened.

The fans know what she is alluding to, and they boo.

Ellis: I knew deep in the pit of my stomach, that this was going to happen. That Jack and Ace were going to interfere. That they couldn’t let this be over. But when they hurt Kikyo... when they set her on fire... Jack, she didn’t do anything to you. I asked her to give me that lighter and the flash paper. She was just doing her job, just following orders like any good manager. And you took her... you took this helpless young girl, even after she was nice enough to check on your condition, and you burned her.

The tears that seem to have stopped only recently begin sliding down the landscape of scarred flesh again, Ellis’ dead voice wavering.

Ellis: She’s just a little girl, Jack! A little girl who saw someone she thought needed help, and would give the world to see a smile from. She didn’t realize that I’d lost the ability to smile! That a lifetime of abuse can’t be rectified in just a few short weeks, no matter how much love you pour into a person. The heart becomes a sieve, Jack, a sieve through which all the love in the world can pour, but again it empties, and all that’s left, is the residue of the hatred that sticks to your heart, and the voices inside you that scream at you for every fucking decision you make, because deep down you know they’re wrong! That no matter what you do, no matter what you sacrifice yourself to, be it madness, be it darkness, be it love... that sieve will never be plugged up. Kikyo was that plug, Jack, until you ripped it out with your obsession, and that sieve once again opened up. Only this time, instead of the best intentions of a little girl who thought the world of me... all that’s going to pour out... is blood. My blood. Blood that, in a few seconds, is going to flow freely from these wrists.

Shannan Lerch: Show's over. Someone end it. Go to something else. Cut this.

Zach Davis: Pun intended?

Shannan Lerch: You asshole.

Ellis: Yes, go ahead and get your taunts ready. Another whiny ‘emo’ girl whining about slitting her wrists. Say what you will, because where I’m going, I won’t be able to hear a thing. This isn’t about depression. This isn’t about ending pain. This is about a concept that maybe Josephine might understand a bit better, being from Japan. The concept... of death before dishonor. I’ve dishonored you, Kikyo, by failing to protect you, by failing to embrace you, by failing to be the friend that you deserved. You deserve better, Kikyo. Take this chance to find it. Congratulations, Jack... you’ve won.

With a slow practiced motion, her scythe leaning against her knee, Ellis moves her hands over to her scythe’s blade, and without a sound, sharply slices her wrists against the length of the blade. Her arms drop to her side as the blood flows freely, and one weak word escapes her lips...

Ellis: Mother...

Several seconds of silence hang heavy in the air, even the waves seeming to have stopped as the blood pools around the seated form of the Jersey girl. Then the same car the cameraman left in returns in the background, emerging from between two wharf warehouses... followed by a cherry-red Ferrari. The two cars park, the original cameraman and a few other technicians pouring out of the first car, and Josephine pulling out of her Ferrari. The group runs into the foreground, noticing the camera still running, then Ellis’ bleeding form slumped against the crates as an ambulance and a pair of police cars join the cars in the background. As the technicians look at Ellis in fear, and the paramedics run towards the foreground, Josephine simply stares in anger. In her frustration, she hurls a bottle of sake that connects with the camera, knocking it off it’s tripod and replacing the gruesome scene on the video screen with static. Static that continues for several seconds, before the copyright info and the WCF logo display, and the show quietly fades out.