Sunday Slam Intro
Chris North vs Thunder vs Reckless Jack
Conrad Howell/Chad Allen vs The Brotherhood vs Ace/JJ Biggs
Skyler Striker vs Danny "The Vagrant" Vice
Drake Kencedro/Terry Cross/Satan's Apprentice/Zafirah vs Logan/Lawnmower Jones/Dake Ken/Nate Nytro
Jack of Blades Segment
Creeping Death vs Steve Carr
WCF Sunday Slam Intro
Glasgow Megasnake by Mogwai blasts over the speakers, and the fans come alive as Slam is on the air! We, of course, pan around the arena and let the fans cheer and show their signs. Some signs read "Dynasty > TOT", "Logan Had It 1", "CD = TV". The usual fanfare of pyro blasts into the air. We go to Zach Davis and Shannan Lerch.
Zach Davis: One week after Torture defends the World Title successfully against Logan and becomes the biggest Wrestler known to man in Wrestling Championship Federation, we are ready to kick it WCF-style here on Slam.
Shannan Lerch: We have an incredible card fo-
"Panic Attack" by Dream Theater hits the speakers, totally cutting off Shannan Lerch, and the fans go abosolutely crazy. Every single one of the thousands upon thousands of fans are standing up screaming their hands off.
Shannan Lerch: Why.. Why me..
Dake Ken, Creeping Death, Nate Nytro along with J-X and Twister all step out from behind the curtain and onto the ramp. They all taunt as the crowd pours their love into them. J-X and Twister walk down the ramp, with Nate and Dake following. Creeping Death with a stern look on his face begins to walk down the ramp, when the crowd gets louder. Why? Torture steps out onto the stage holding the World Title high above his head. He holds it high as he walks down the ramp. Nate, Jay and Twist get into the ring, while Dake uses the stairs. CD slides in and Torture steps up on the apron. He gets into the ring. A microphone is handed to him through the ropes. Torture nods to all of his Dynasty members and goes to speak. The crowd gets louder, chanting "DY-NAS-TY, DY-NAS-TY, DY-NAS-TY". Torture quiets them down before he speaks.
Torture: Seven days ago, in this very ring, I defended my World Title against the biggest known wrestler in the world. Biggest known wrestler... I've been to Mexico, Canada, and even Japan. But in the entire world, Logan is the most recognized sports entertainer, and I defended my Heavyweight Championship against him. At the end of that match, at the end of Ultimate Showdown, I raised my World Title back above my head, and just basked in the sensation of overcoming the odds of beating what some say is "The Unbeatable Wrester".
"TORTURE! TORTURE! TORTURE!" chants.
Torture: However, two things side struck the Dynasty, that everyone is overlooking but me. Creeping Death lost his Hardcore Championship, a week ago. Not more than an hour before that? Nate Nytro lost his Television Championship. I don't blame Creeping Death, Dake Ken or Nate Nytro...instead.. I blame.. Twister and J-X!
The crowd questions what the hell is going on, all of a sudden. Jay and Twist look surprised and are looking at the other Dynasty Members asking what the hell is Torture saying?
Torture: Yes, Twister and Jay, you guys are to blame for the devastating loss we had last week. Two Championships? Guys.. I expected more..
Twister and Jay are talking to Torture while he keeps on talking. Nate, Dake, and CD walk behind Jay and Twist..
Torture: New Dynasty lost two titles because of you guys.. you're dedication to the New Dynasty is just a dissapointment. The blood is on your hands, and your services are no longer needed.
With that being said, Dake Ken takes a blow to J-Xs head, knocking him down to his hands and knees. Nate delivers a kick to the gut. Twister turns around and gets his head damn near taken off from one of the stiffest clotheslines ever. Torture sets his World Title on the ring, and slides out. Dake and Nate pick up J-X. Dake hits the DevaDakeTion!! Creeping Death picks up Twister and nails the Voorhees Driver!
Shannan Lerch: See what I mean!? No impressing the Dynasty now-a-days!
Zach Davis: Twister is bleeding from the mouth.. Oh my.. look at that camera shot.. He has gallons of blood coming out of his mouth..
Shannan Lerch: That is a lot of blood.
Torture slides in a chair. He slides in as well. Dake picks up the chair, as Nate Nytro hits Catatonic Finish on J-X. Dake Ken holds the chair and Creeping Death picks up Twister. Torture and CD both hold an arm of Twister. Dake swings downwards an unholy hell full force hit across Twisters forehead. Twister collapses to the mats. J-X is helped up by Nate. Dake swings the same chair, knocking J-X down. Creeping Death, with the same fire in his eyes, picks up Twister and hits For Whom The Bells Toll. Torture, now seeing enough gets Dake Ken and Nate Nytro to stop. He goes to talk on a microphone, but Creeping Death picks up J-X and hits another For Whom The Bells Toll, but this time, it was on the chair in the middle of the ring. Torture stops Creeping Death... He turns back to the crowd, and Creeping Death picks up the chair and goes to the top rope. The crowd starts to cheer as he nails his Atomic Phoenix Facebuster! Twisters blood pours all over the ring. CD gets up obviously letting out a grunt of frustration. Torture begins to talk to CD. Medical personal and WCF staff members sprint to the ring to get J-X and Twister out of there. While they are treated up the ramp, Dake Ken takes the microphone away from Torture.
Dake Ken: Now that we no longer have a couple of now-showing snakes around ...
Dake looks around as the crowd seems to react to the statement.
Zach Davis: I don't know if Dake should be talking about no-showing, but let's listen.
Dake Ken: Now that we don't have them around, things are going to get even better than before. Now that we're not carrying dead weight it's time to take our time and stay at the top for a while. It's really not a problem that we lost the Hardcore title, because tonight ... CD is going to take the company and have power that even Seth Lerch ... can't veto.
Dake takes a stroll around the ring, he's visibly pissed off and the crowd really has no idea how to react. However there are pockets of cheers coming from various areas.
Dake Ken: The bastard comes out and shoots on us. He shoots on US. He thinks this is all about being held down?! This is about being used you dumb piece of shit.
The crowd gives a shocked reaction at the tone of Dake.
Dake Ken: You come out here and say we're crazy to think managment is trying to get at us ... well what the hell should I think, when the true owner of the company comes down to the damn ring and tries to get make his world champion lose? What the hell is that. Because ... to me ... it looks like managment is trying to screw us over. .... You know ... I said it back when I left the company six months ago, and I'm saying it again, it's obvious that we are under attack from all the big boys in the offices. However ... there's an ironic twist of fate in it all. As much as they hate us ... they can never win this little war ... why? Beacuse we have all the stroke ... ? ... Maybe.
This time patches of boos are heard.
Dake Ken: What don't like the truth? Heh. Maybe ... maybe it's because we draw ratings. Maybe they can't win because WE made them rich. Maybe that's it. Look, I stated it. Managment will do whatever it takes to make sure their little golden boy, their savior, Mr. WCF, Logan, they'll do everything to make sure his ass is nice and polished. They'll do everything to make sure he's held in the ranks of God himself. They'll do that all for him. However ... who was it that made this place into a huge money making machine. Who brought all of YOU people here? Who did that. Were you really watching the WCF when Logan was in his prime. NO YOU WEREN'T. You all know when this company was made. You all know what happend. You all know who made Seth Lerch all his money.
The crowd is still unsure how to react.
Dake Ken: And what you see now ... this is what will keep making him money ... because well hell ... we're the top of the game. We're the best you can get. We're ... E ...
Dake smiles at the crowd.
Dake Ken: We're the best this business has to offer, and because we proved it all last night ...
Dake's tone has switched and he looks exctied and happy.
Dake Ken: IT'S TIME TO PARTY!!!!!!!!
Right then, Confetti pours through the air, and balloons drop to the mat. Torture looks up and smiles. Dake and Nate point at Torture. They do the gangsta-pound as the crowd starts to chant "TORT-URE! TORT-URE! TORT-URE!" They look up at the megatron, and above it, a banner unfolds. On the banner? "#1 Wrestler in WCF: Torture". The crowd begins to cheer, but breaking right back into the chant. Torture holds the World Title above his head and gets on the turnbuckles. Goes once around on each turnbuckle to each of the crowds delight. Torture pats Creeping Death on the back and they leave the ring.
Shannan Lerch: Oh thank God!
Shannan pops a balloon with her pen.
Zach Davis: Well, I'm happy! Last week was a once in a lifetime happening, in our business. The veteran wrestler passed on the baton, the torch you may say, to our new wrestling icon!
Shannan Lerch: Icon? More like Idiot.
Zach Davis: Strong words, Shannan. Strong words.
The New Dynasty walks behind the curtain, and the crowd becomes to calm down.
Shannan Lerch: Well, like I was saying before I was interrupted earlier, is that we hav..
Zach Davis: A strong show for you tonight! Creeping Death, who just let out all of his frustrations you may think, is going one on one with Steve Carr! We have a Tag Team Championship Contender match as well, with Brotherhood making a return to in ring action along with our huge four on four match tonight! Featuring Drake Kencedro, Terry Cross, and Satan's Apprentice with Zafirah taking on the team of Logan with Lawnmower Jones, Dake Ken and Nate Nytro.
Shannan Lerch: That's going to be intresting with…
Zach Davis: With Logan, Lawnmower Jones, Dake Ken and Nate Nytro on a team? Yes. Very intresting indeed.
Shannan Lerch: QUIT INTERUPTING ME!
Zach Davis: Haha. Loosen up, Shannan. Oh, sorry, I forgot, you're already as loose as it gets.
Shannan Lerch: RAWRERRHGHGHGHGHG!
Chris North vs Thunder vs Reckless Jack
"The Enemy" by Godsmack hits the speakers. Out comes Chris North. He walks down the ramp and into the ring. The crowd boo's heavily.
Shannan Lerch: This is our opening match here on Slam.
Zach Davis: A redebut of Reckless Jack, against two wrestlers who are fairly new.
"Money" by Pink Floyd begins to play. As the cash register sound ends and the music begins, Thunder walks towards the ring. He reaches the apron and climbs the turnbuckle, taunting the fans.
Shannan Lerch: Thunder almost won last week.
Zach Davis: Was very close, Shannan.
The lights go out in the arena as we hear the opening for In Flames’s “Only For The Weak” fills the place. Red mist fills the arena. When the vocals start, a figure stands in the entrance way. The crowd is buzzing as the drums start to crash a lot. The mist clears away as strobe light starts to go crazy all over the arena. As “Only For The Weak” continues, the figure is still shrouded in the darkness despite the strobe lights all over the arena. The people are taking pictures as the chorus comes into the arena finally. Pyro explodes all around the stage and the strobe light stops. A red spotlight shines brightly on Reckless Jack as he is standing in the entry way, rolling his neck. Some are cheering and some are booing him as he starts to headbang to the song. As he starts to walk to the ring, the spotlight stays on him as the people continue to cheer/boo. He dismisses a few of them on his trip to the ring. Once he is in the middle of the ramp, he stops and starts to hype himself up. A string of pyro shoots down the ramp. He flips off the jeering fans. After he gets to the ring apron, he rolls into the ring, hopping on the nearest turnbuckle, talking trash to the fans. He then hops down and does the same on the opposite turnbuckle. Reckless Jack then crouches down, waiting for his opponents to get back into the ring.
Shannan Lerch: Reckless Jack just staring at his two opponents.
Right then and there a colored ball nails RJ in the face. He looks around, before noticing who threw it at him. He cusses and yells at the fan. WCF Security takes the fan away, as the crowd chants "GOTTA CATCH EM' ALL! GOTTA CATCH EM' ALL! GOTTA CATCH EM' ALL!".
Zach Davis: Was someone just trying to catch Reckless Jack?
Chris North slides in and german suplexes RJ to the mat. North gets up, and Thunder turns North around and short arm clotheslines him down. Thunder picks up RJ. Thunder throws RJ against the ropes and goes for another clothesline. RJ ducks, hits the ropes again. North sledges Thunder down with both arms, but RJ hits a spinning heel kick to Norths face! RJ stands up and taunts. The crowd slightly cheers.
Shannan Lerch: What a match so far!
Zach Davis: You got that right.
Thunder gets up and RJ gets on the attack, putting him in the corner. RJ uses all of his might to power Thunder across the ring, into the other turnbuckles. Upon impact, Thunder hits the mats, face first. RJ taunts again, but this time too early. North grabs RJ and hits an over head belly to belly suplex. North gets up and hits a springboard moonsault. The crowd boos. He pins.
Shannan Lerch : We got a cover!
The ref gets to two, before the pin is broken up by Thunder. Thunder picks up North and hits a DDT. Thunder drags North away from the ropes and puts on a nice texas cloverleaf. North is trying to get to the ropes, when RJ hits the ropes and nails a nice bulldog on Thunder! North gets up holding his legs, as RJ gets to him. Reckless Jack goes for a regular suplex, but North is hanging onto the ropes. North suplexes RJ over the top rope. Jack lands on the apron facing the crowd. Thunder runs at North. North throws him over his head. Thunder lands on RJ's shoulders. RJ and Thunder are both surprised. North hits the ropes, upon returning, he goes for a baseball slide to RJ's legs. RJ sidesteps, and North slides out of the ring. Jack ties his arms around the top rope, still standing on the apron. Thunder 180 turns and goes for a hurricanrana! Jack holds onto the ropes though and now Thunder is hanging upside down. North grabs Thunder, and sets him on his shoulder who is now standing on the outside. He drops Thunder face first on the guardrail. RJ turns and Asai Moonsaults off the ropes onto North. Both men crash down onto Thunder.
Zach Davis: Holy..
Shannan Lerch: Hell!
The ref begins to count to ten.
Before getting to seven, however, RJ is up and he throws Thunder into the ring. RJ slides in and picks Thunder up into a Fishermans Neckbreaker.
Zach Davis: RECKLESS KILLING TWO!
Reckless Jack goes for the pin, but is pulled outside by Chris North. North hits a discus lariat putting RJ on the mats. North slides in.
Shannan Lerch: Thunder kicks up!
North picks Thunder up and goes for his T-Bone Suplex trademark. Thunder elbows to the head several times. Thunder gets out of the hold, making North reel back to the ropes. North walks back into Thunders arms, as Thunder hits a Death Valley Driver!
Zach Davis: THUNDER AND LIGHTNING!
Shannan Lerch: IT IS OVER!
Thunder gets up and turns around to pin. Reckless Jack comes out of nowhere from the top rope dropkicking Thunder right out of his boots and landing him into the corner. RJ gets up and pins North.
North kicks out!
Reckless Jack talks with the ref before picking North back up. Thunder uses the ropes to get to his feet, and all three men are standing. Jack tosses North out of the ring, and then Thunder runs at him. He catches him and hits the RECKLESS KILLING!
Zach Davis: Its over!
Shannan Lerch: Reckless Jack wins!
Jack slides out from the bottom rope, smiling as he heads to the back.
Tag Title Contendership Match
Conrad Howell/Chad Allen vs The Brotherhood vs Ace/JJ Biggs
"In bed with quinsy" by Albannach starts to play, the crowd gives a mixed reaction, as Conrad Howell with the lovely Shanon walk out to the center of the entrance. Conrad sticks his arms out to the side and tilts his head to look up as Shanon stands behind him with her arms around his waist. After a few seconds of posing, a pyro archway fires down the aisle as Conrad and Shanon make their way to the ring, while Conrad bounces to the music. Conrad stops at the ring side area and watches Shanon walk up the ring steps onto the ring apron. She then turns and leans against the ropes facing Conrad and flips backwards over the top rope into the ring. Conrad then starts bouncing from one foot to the other in sync with the drums, then slides in the ring as Shanon walks over and sits on the top turnbuckle. Conrad backs in front of her and raises his arms as she takes his shirt off while his music fades.
"Suicide" by Zug Izland blares over the loudspeakers as the fans hit their feet in a chorus of boos. From behind the curtain steps "The Suicide King" Chad Allen with an evil grin and a cocky swagger. Chad stops at the top of the ramp and breathes in the hate, as a blast of red pyro fires off behind him. Chad makes his way down the ramp, jaw jacking with fans most of the way down to the ring, threatening to hit every man, woman, and child that even looks at him the wrong way. As he slides into the ring, he quickly gets to his feet and spreads out his arms to take in more of the fans scorn as the music fades.
Shannan Lerch: This is a solid team.
Revolutionary Beat by Flipsyde comes over the speakers. Big John comes out from behind the curtain first, followed quickly by David. John, being the full of engery, one slides right into the ring, while David just simply uses the steps to get inside. John taunts flexing his muscles, while David just smiles.
Zach Davis: Almost beat the Dreadnoks over two months ago for the World Tag Team Championship straps.
Shannan Lerch: Close but no cigar, and afterwards, The Cook brothers, I think took some time off?
"Voices" by Disturbed hits the PA System as the crowd begins to boo. JJ Biggs walks out onto the stage followed by his manager, Jake Hudson. The two of them slowly make their way down to the ring. JJ Biggs climbs onto the apron and he steps over the top rope while Hudson walks up the steps and he enters the ring through the middle rope.
As "Skin on skin" by Queens of the Stone Age plays over the sound system, the lights go dim and you can only just make out the stage. About a minute into the song the lights come back on as pyro rains down from the top of the screen wh then see Ace at the top of the ramp. Halfway down he turns in a half circle whilst raising his arms, he then turns back around shrugging his arms before pointing to himself. When he gets to the ring he hops up onto one knee onto the apron. He looks into the audience smiling, soaking up the reaction. He then gets up onto the apron fully and goes over to the closest turnbuckle and climbs to the middle rope and points to himself. He then hops down and and takes off his entrance jacket and pants revealing his wrestling tights, waiting for the match to begin.
The ref starts two men at the same time in the ring. Rules? Tag anyone you want. The ref starts with Ace and Conrad.
Shannan Lerch: Alright, tag anyone you want, including your opponents teammates
Zach Davis: There's the bell!
Conrad and Ace tie up! Ace gets the upperhand and puts Conrad in the corner. John makes the tag on Ace. Ace looks surprised, but it's a legal tag. John gets in the ring, they circle and John runs quickly at Conrad. Mr. Conrad sidesteps and John runs into the turnbuckle! Biggs makes the tag in! Biggs goes after Conrad. Conrad hip tosses Biggs to the mat. Conrad goes for a quick pin, but John breaks it up. The ref pushes John out of the ring. Biggs gets up but is quickly suplexed back to the mat by Conrad. Conrad takes Biggs to the corner and tags in Chad Allen.
Zach Davis: Already, strategy coming into play.
Chad elbows and punches at Biggs. Monkey flips him to the mat and quickly pins. Not even a one count. Chad pulls up Biggs. But Biggs shoves Chad to the turnbuckle using his shoulder in his gut. Ace tags Biggs on the back. Biggs moves, just as Ace kicks Chad to the gut and DDT's him out of the corner. Ace stands up and looks at the Brotherhood.. then at Conrad.. then back at his teammate. Ace takes Chad to his corner and stomps him a few times, as Chad now slides to his ass on the mat. Biggs tags back in. Biggs stomps as well a few times before reeling back and hitting the ropes. As he returns with a mild sprint, he connects one foot to Chads mouth. Biggs turns around and is tagged in on the chest by David! Biggs looks surprised and goes to throw a punch. John blocks it from the apron! Biggs grabs the arm of Biggs and flips him over the top rope! Chad gets up and goes to clothesline, David but hits the ref! David grabs Chad from behind when Conrad leaps into the ring, and grabs David into a quick released German Suplex! Ace gets into the ring and grabs Chad, but Chad blocks the hold, and kicks Ace into the gut. Chad hits his knees, and delivers one good sucker punch to the nuts!
Shannan Lerch: That hurts!
Zach Davis: You'd know.
Chad smiles and see's John and Biggs getting up on the outside. Chad is walking over to the ropes, when David throws Chad right over the top, crashing onto John and Biggs! The three men on the outside begin to get up when David hits the ropes, running full speed to jump over! As soon as he hit the ropes though, Conrad delivered one nasty spinebuster out of nowhere! The crowd ooooh'ed, as it was fast, just how they like it.
Conrad hits the ropes and springboards over the top rope and lands on Biggs, Chad and John! The crowd cheers in approval. Ace, hits the ropes but gets a drop toe hold from David! Ace holds his face and gets up, upon turning around, David hits the DVD!
Zach Davis: That's his finisher!
Shannan Lerch: The ref is moving!
David pins, but gets pulled out by Biggs! Biggs takes a swing at David, but he ducks! Biggs knocks Chad down to the mat, as soon as Conrad gives a sweet left hook to the chin of Biggs. John clotheslines Conrad down on the outside! Big John slides into the ring and covers Ace.
Ace kicks out, and John isn't happy.. which isn't a good thing. Chad rolls into the ring and grabs John from behind. He puts John in a choke sleeper! John is desperatly trying to get away from it! He can't though, and the crowd is in mixed reactions. John runs backwards taking all the momentum into Chads chest! John stumbls out of the corner, and Ace hits the Russian Rulet! It could be over! He covers John! But before a count, Chad gives a double ax smash to his back. They get up as John rolls out of the ring. Ace stands up and goes to swing at Chad, but Chad ducks and Ace runs right into Quick Drop with a sudden stop by Conrad! The crowd erupts into mixed reactions! David slides into the ring though, and Chad walks right into a belly to belly overhead suplex from David, sending Chad over the top rope. David picks up Conrad for the DVD, but Biggs rolls back into the ring and kicks David in the gut! Conrad is dropped to the mat, just as Biggs hits the Lights Out on David! The crowd boos, because Biggs is apart of the Team of Treachery. He doesn't care and shruggs it off, just as John breaks up the soon to be count. Conrad gets up and grabs John, but John pushes Conrad off, and Ace flips Conrad over the top rope! Ace stands there as Chad grabs his feet and pulls him out of the ring!
Shannan Lerch: The ref is letting this go??
Zach Davis: I don't think he knows who the legal man is, Shannan!
Shannan Lerch: Entertaining none the least!
John kicks Biggs in the gut and puts him between his legs. John looks around the arena, and picks up the near seven foot man and stiffly powerbombs Biggs to the mat! The crowd with more mixed reactions! Biggs rolls to the apron, and then tries to stand on the outside..
Zach Davis: His eyes are glazed over!
Biggs just leans up against it, but his head is rolling around, like he's dizzy. Biggs hits one knee, and the crowd grows suspicious. He hits another knee and falls to his face.
Shannan Lerch: Oh my! What's wrong with Biggs!?
Zach Davis: Could this be from the concussion he suffered a week ago?
A small WCF trainer runs down the ramp to Biggs. Meanwhile, inside the ring, Chad rolls in and hits Assisted Suicide on David. He rolls out, and Chad gets up, to see John turning around. Conrad gets into the ring behind John though. Chad goes for a punch, and John blocks it but Conrad gives him a donkey punch right in the back of the head. Chad grabs John and hits a Bow To The King! Ace grabs Conrad by the legs and puts him on his back, he begins to lock on the Aceolation! He turns it over, and Conrad is trying to get to the ropes! Chad see's his partner in a hold and hits a Shining Wizard to Ace's face! David rolls back into the ring very slowly.
Shannan Lerch: With Biggs out, John on the outside, and Conrad in the corner trying to get the feeling back in his legs, it looks like it's down to three men!
Zach Davis: No advantage here!
But no! Biggs has pulled himself back up onto the apron, and he's yelling for the tag! Ace makes it! Biggs enters the ring and kicks Chad in the gut, and quickly hits the Lights Out!
Shannan Lerch: I don't know why Biggs is back in but he wants to end this match in a hurry.
David turns to him and Biggs kicks him too, he hits the Biggs Implant! Then goes for the pin!
Zach Davis: How did he do it?!
Shannan Lerch: JJ Biggs and Ace are now the Number One Contenders for the Tag Team Titles!
Biggs and Ace roll out of the ring and head to the back.
Skyler Striker vs Danny "The Vagrant" Vice
Zach Davis: Ladies and gentleman, this next match is going to be a good ole-fashioned beatdown. It’s “The Fatebringer” Skyler Striker up against Danny “The Vagrant” Vice in a hardcore match to settle the score.
Shannan Lerch: After my boy Danny sent Skyler through a table a few weeks back, this two have been itching to get their hands on some weapons.
Highlights of August 12th Slam play on the video screen with Danny Vice hitting Skyler Striker with the Halo through a table outside of the ring.
Zach Davis: True. Vice did send Striker through a table after Striker’s debut victory, but Striker would even the score the following week on Slam, by screwing Vice in his debut against Chino.
Highlights of August 19th Slam play on the video screen on Striker hitting Vice with a sledgehammer and backflip urange slam to help Chino score a victory.
Shannan Lerch: None of that matters anymore after Ultimate Showdown last week. The Vagrant ended the match with a big chair shot to the dome.
Highlights of Ultimate Showdown show Vice hitting Striker with a chair and then locking the Vicelock on until referees separated the two men.
Zach Davis: Earning Striker the victory, nonetheless. But let’s see how it goes here tonight on Slam.
’Your Fate’ and ‘My Destiny’ shoot in big letters on the video screen as the opening riff for ‘Deadly Game’ hits and the lights flash black and white. Skyler arrives jumping on the stage. He carries a sledgehammer in his left hand. He walks to the ring giving hi-fives to the audience on the ramp. He jumps onto the apron facing him, does a quick jump over the ropes and goes to the second turnbuckle, opens his arms and palms to the audience, and does a backflip. He walks to the middle of the ring, and stands, head down, and clicks his fingers as the chorus hits, causing alternating black and white pyro to burst from the turnbuckles. The crowd is on its feet cheering for him.
Zach Davis: Since day one, this man has brought capacity crowds to their feet. They really love and respect his passion and drive to bring his destiny to the WCF.
Shannan Lerch: Yeah yeah yeah…All that destiny talk makes me sick. It isn’t about people’s futures, it’s about the present. And the present star in this match is about to come down that ramp.
The lights in the arena go out, and "Rookie" by Boy Sets Fire plays. Two spotlights with strobe-like effects shine at the top of the ramp where Danny "The Vagrant" Vice stands. His arms are at his sides, bent at the elbow with his hands pointing upwards. His hands form two SuFis. He lets out one loud scream then runs to the ring, but stops just before the ring to look underneath and pull out a sledgehammer of his own. The crowd has a very negative reaction to him as he slides in the ring under the bottom rope, staring at Striker.
Zach Davis: Vice is not a big fan favorite thus far in WCF.
DING! DING! The bell sounds and the two men circle each other in the ring, each with a sledgehammer in hand. Vice is the first one to attempt to strike and misses as Striker dodges the attack and puts Vice is a reverse chokehold, pressing the sledgehammer across the neck of the Vagrant.
Shannan Lerch: That’s a blatant choke!
Zach Davis: Yes it is Shannan, but anything goes in this hardcore bout.
Vice drops his sledgehammer and throws three elbows to the gut of Striker to break the choke, then hits a quick snap suplex. Striker loses the handle on his sledgehammer as he hits the mat and the ring is clear of all weapons. Vice lifts Striker up and whips him hard into the turnbuckle, following closely behind with a shining wizard. Striker is down on the mat.
Shannan Lerch: That’s my boy! Always quick to attack and take control.
Vice rolls out of the ring and looks underneath the apron. He tosses a trashcan and steel chair into the ring, then rolls back underneath the bottom rope with Striker still in the corner. Vice grabs the chair and swings, but Striker ducks it and the chair bounces off the turnbuckle and hits Vice in the head. Striker follows with a quick dropkick that sends Vice to the mat. Vice springs back up, but is met with a kick to the gut and DDT for his efforts, directly onto the steel chair.
Zach Davis: Good use of the steel chair there by Skyler Striker. These two have some bad blood brewing. Cover by Striker. One! Two! Kickout by Vice with a near fall.
Shannan Lerch: It will take Striker a lot more than one little DDT to take Danny down.
Striker whips Vice into the ropes and hits a spinebuster. Striker kips-up and grabs the chair on the ground. Vice is on his hands and knees, crawling slowly to his feet, as Striker drives the top of the chair into his lower spine.
Zach Davis: Vice is screaming in pain from that shot. Again, and again, and again! Four times Striker digs the chair into the lower back of Danny Vice.
Striker rolls out of the ring and looks under the apron and pulls out a table. He slides the large table into the ring. He rolls back in the ring and sets the table up in the center of the ring. Striker pulls Vice to his feet and hits him in the head with another chair shot. Vice is down and busted open. Striker starts to signal to the crowd, waving his finger as if to say he is not going to pin Vice just yet.
Crowd: PAYBACK! PAYBACK! PAYBACK!
Striker lifts Vice to his feet and whips him into turnbuckle. He puts Vice up onto the top turnbuckle in a seated position and scales the ropes to the top himself. Vice hits Striker twice in the gut with right hands, but Striker delivers three quicks rights to head of Vice to take back control. Striker sets Vice up for a superplex and lifts his right hand to the crowd. They jump to their feet with excitement.
Zach Davis: He’s taking a lot of time playing to the crowd up there.
Striker lifts Vice for the superplex but it is reversed in midair into a spinning DDT through the table. The crowd chants HOLY SHIT! HOLY SHIT! HOLY SHIT!
Shannan Lerch: Look at this!
Zach Davis: Oh my god! Both men just broke in half on that one. They’re both bleeding from the head now! I think that one just took as much out of The Vagrant as it did the Fatebringer.
The referee stands over the broken table and both men in the center of the ring. Vice rolls one arm over Striker for the pin.
Zach Davis: One! Two! Thr..! Striker got a shoulder up! Look at these two men decimate each other here on Slam!
Shannan Lerch: I don’t know how he could break that count after a DDT like that.
Both men crawl to their feet on opposite sides of the broken table. Vice grabs the trash can still lying in the ring and throws it at Striker, hitting him in the head and staggering him back through the middle ropes onto the ring apron. Striker climbs to his feet holding the ropes as Vice approaches. The two exchange blows before Vice finally hits Striker with a knee to the stomach. Vice then grabs the top rope, leaps, and performs a sunsetflip powerbomb, driving Striker down on the floor outside the ring.
Zach Davis: Oooh! Striker’s head just bounced off the mat outside the ring.
Shannan Lerch: Finish this thing Danny!
Vice looks extremely fatigued as well, as his Mohawk has become red from being soaked in his own blood. He lifts Striker in a bodyslam position, and places him in a tree of woe over the security barrier. Vice slides back into the ring, steel chair in hand.
Zach Davis: I can only imagine where that mans mind is taking him right now.
Vice sets the chair up right before the ropes, then grabs the other, slightly bent, steel chair still in the ring. He moves several pieces of the broken table out of the way in the center of the ring.
Shannan Lerch: Clearing his runway, looks like we’re gonna see some liftoff.
Zach Davis: No doubt both of these men are most dangerous when flying high through the air.
Vice runs off the ropes, leaps off the chair over the ropes, and hits Striker with a chair first dropkick in the chest. Vice rolls Striker over and goes for the cover.
Zach Davis: One! Two! Kickout by Striker. What makes this man want to continue this match? And Vice is arguing with the official that the count was too slow.
Shannan Lerch: It clearly was. Danny Vice is being screwed tonight.
Zach Davis: Keep your personal business off the broadcast Shannan.
Shannan Lerch: You’re an ass.
Vice slowly gets to his feet and rolls Striker back into the ring. He stands over Striker, contemplating what exactly he can throw at him to end this match. He walks over to one of the corners, and begins to hush the crowd.
Shannan Lerch: It looks like Danny’s going to try for that spinning superkick to end this one tonight.
Zach Davis: So it seems, he calls it The Outcast.
Striker climbs to his feet, seemingly unaware of Vice lurking behind him in the corner. Vice spins and attempts The Outcast, but Striker had it scouted and ducks beneath it, only to deliver a superkick of his own.
Zach Davis: That one was right on the kisser. Here’s the cover, hooks the leg…
Shannan Lerch: Get up!
Zach Davis: One! Two! Three! No! Vice got his shoulder up just before the three count, and the crowd cannot believe it.
Shannan Lerch: Look at that ring, we’re going to have to get some new apron out there for the next couple matches, the blood loss is disgusting.
Even Striker looks shocked Vice got his shoulder up after the superkick. He gets to his feet and climbs to the top turnbuckle, getting ready for the Game of Chance. The crowd begins to erupts as Striker leaps to deliver the diving leg drop, but somehow Vice rolls out of the way. Striker bounces off the mat and grabs his ass in pain. Vice seizes the opportunity and grabs Striker, tossing him to the outside. Vice then drops to his knees in the ring and wipes the blood from his face.
Zach Davis: It’s a shame one of these two men must lose after the performance we have seen here on Slam.
Striker is staggering to his feet outside the ring, as Vice stands near the ropes preparing to attack from the mat to the arena floor below. Vice leaps over the top rope to hit a big plancha, but is caught in midair by Striker, who delivers a fallaway slam on Vice, into security barrier.
Zach Davis: Nice reversal by Striker, as he is able to regain control of this match. And it looks like he is setting up another table on the outside of the ring.
Shannan Lerch: Not another table, that’s going to make two for the match!
Striker pulls Vice on top of the table and hits him with three quick punches to the face. Striker then jumps onto the ring apron and climbs to the top turnbuckle.
Crowd: DESTINY! DESTINY! DESTINY!
Striker leaps and executes a perfect 630 Senton as both men crash through the table onto the arena floor.
Zach Davis: OH GOD! THE DESTINY DRIVE!
The referee looks over both men and sees if anyone is able to continue. He throws his arms over his head in the form of an “X”.
Shannan Lerch: Get the medics out here, The Vagrant is hurt.
Several medics rush from backstage down the ramp, two stretchers follow about 20 feet behind. The referee calls for the bell as the ring announcer tells the crowd the match has ended with a no-contest. Most of the crowd comes to their feet cheering and applauding the effort of the two combatants. Several stand and boo that a winner was not determined.
Zach Davis: That Destiny Drive just ended this bout. No-contest. What a performance! There is blood covering the wreckages of what once was a table outside of the WCF ring. Medics are rushing down to aid these two wrestlers after a very compelling hardcore match.
Shannan Lerch: I cannot believe the willingness to sacrifice one’s body these two men both showed. That is what a WCF Hardcore match is all about.
Drake Kencedro/Terry Cross/Satan's Apprentice/Zafirah vs Logan/Lawnmower Jones/Dake Ken/Nate Nytro
Cowboys from Hell by Pantera plays on the PA system as Angel Black comes through the curtain. Then the rest of the Devastation Inc. comes through the curtains. They get booed heavily. They all step inside of the ring, the leader of them, Drake Kencendro stands in the ring. The rest of them step onto the apron.
Shannan Lerch: This is going to be a huge match.
Metallica's "Master of Puppets" comes over the speakers and Lawnmower Jones and Logan step out from the curtain. The crowd pours so much hate into these two men, it's not even believable. They step inside the ring and do the usual. Logan just flips off fans who are booing him and such.
"Panic Attack" by Dream Theater hits and the crowd goes from boos to cheers in .00001 seconds! Dake Ken and Nate Nytro step out onto the stage as the thousands pour their love. Dake and Nate walk down the ramp, high fiving fans and what not. They step into the ring. The ref breaks Logan and Dake from their small trash talking. Nate Nytro looks to start this match off, as Jones, Dake and Logan get into a corner. Logan and Dake are still talking to each other, and it doesn't look good.
DING DING DING!
Zach Davis: The match is on!
Drake and Nytro tie up. Drake gets the upperhand and puts Nytro in the corner. The ref breaks them apart. They walk back to the center of the ring. Tie up once again, this time Nytro getting the upperhand and the crowd cheers. To the corner, Drake goes. The ref breaks them apart, but Drake kicks Nytro square in the groin! The crowd boos and the ref issues a warning to the Dev Inc team. Drake keeps arguing with the ref, as Terry Cross steps into the ring and grabs Nytro. A snap suplex onto Nytro in the center of the ring. Dake goes to get into the ring but Logan grabs Dakes arm! Dake turns around and begins to argue with Logan. The ref now comes over and forces Dake to get back into the corner. Dev. Inc takes advantage. Without a tag, Satans Apprentice steps into the ring and stomps at Nytro with Drake helping. Zafirah is on her knees choking Nate Nytro while he sits in the corner.. Dake keeps arguing with the ref and Logan.
Shannan Lerch: Logan stopped Dake so he wouldn't get caught..
Zach Davis: You'd like to think that!
The ref turns around and notices too many men in the ring, so he offers another warning, while Satans Apprentice throws Nate against the ropes and hits a hip toss, into a small elbow drop combo. SA tags in Zafirah. She steps in the ring and picks Nytro up hitting a Tornado DDT! She picks up Nytro and throws him into their corner. She runs at him, but Nytro ducks and she runs into the turnbuckle, stumbles around and then falls down. The crowd is now chanting "TAG DAKE! TAG DAKE! TAG DAKE!". Nytro is crawling over to the corner. Dake is hanging over the top rope reaching his hand out as far as he can! Dake and Nytro tag! THE CROWD EXPLODES!
Zach Davis: HE TAGGED DAKE!
Dake enters the ring, but then is tagged on the back by Logan. The ref calls it a legal tag and Dake gets pissed off. Logan jumps over the top rop and then tags back in Nytro whose trying to exit the ring. Zafirah grabs Nytro and throws him back into the Devastation Inc. corner.
Shannan Lerch: Logan is pretty damn smart!
Zach Davis: Dake knows if he gets in a fight with Logan or Lawnmower Jones, it could mean consequences.. but Logan is pushing it too far!
She tags back in Drake Kencendro. Drake throws Nytro against the ropes, and upon hitting the ropes, Dake tags him on the back. Drake clotheslines him down, but the crowd explodes because HERE COMES DAKE KEN! Kencendro goes down! The rest of the Devastaion Inc enter the ring. Dake Ken explodes on all of them with clotheslines and right hands! Satans Apprentice runs at Dake, but Ken picks him up and throws him over the top rope. Terry Cross charges Dake, but Dake just hits one stiff clothesline! Dake Ken grabs Zafirah and the crowd starts to cheer. Dake has her by the hair.. he goes for a DDT, but Drake Kencendro nails him over the back, and he stumbles out of the ring. Drake turns around and Nytro goes for a crossbody, but Drake ducks and he connects with the ref!
Zach Davis: The ref is out!
Logan taps on LJs shoulder, as if this was some sort of plan. Jones grabs Drake Kencendro from behind, but Drake gets out of that and throws Jones to the ropes. Jones holds the ropes as Drake misses a dropkick. Zafirah flys at Jones and they fly over the top rope. Terry Cross rolls into the ring and Nate and Terry begin to fight in a corner. Satan rolls into the ring and Dake hits a DDT on him. Dake pins but knows now there is no ref. Logan pulls Dake out of the ring! The crowd gasps! Logan and Dake begin to argue.. Jones walks over to Logan and begins arguing with Dake as well! Zafirah low-blows Nate Nytro from behind! Nate hits the mat, and now Drake, Satan, Zafirah and Terry are stomping down Nytro. The ref is still out cold. The crowd is trying so hard to get Dakes attention, but he doesn't know about Nytro in the ring.
Shannan Lerch: They got Nytro in the ring, all by himself!
Zach Davis: It's one on four!
Dake and Logan are now face to face with Jones right there in the middle of it! The crowd is boooooooooing their hearts out. Terry picks up Nytro and lets Zafirah slap the shit out of his face! Satan kicks him in the groin, once again. Terry throws him to Drake, where Drake picks him up onto his shoulders and hits an Electric Chair Drop. The crowd boooos even more. Logan and Jones still have Dake Ken on the outside while all of this is happening.
Shannan Lerch: WAIT WHOSE THAT?!?!
Zach Davis: IT'S TORTURE! TORTURE IS SAVING NATE NYTRO!!!!
The crowd explodes with a huge pop. Torture slides into the ring head first, almost sliding completely out of it due to his sprinting speed. He stands up and grabs Zafirah throwing her ass right over the top rope!
Shannan Lerch: TORTURE GOT HER! WHAT IS HE DOING HERE?!
Torture grabs Satans Apprentice and tosses him over the top rope as well! Torture runs and clotheslines Terry Cross right over the ropes! Drake grabs Torture from behind and hits him with a right.. another right.. another right.. goes for one last one, but Toture ducks and quickly grabs Drake from behind and hits a Tortures Device!
Zach Davis: TORTURES DEVICE! ON DRAKE KENCENDRO!
Shannan Lerch: SOMEONE GET TORTURE OUT OF HERE! HE'S NOT IN THE MATCH!
Torture taunts at the crowd as he puts Nate on top of Drake Kencendro. Torture steps out of the ring while WCF staff members force him up the ramp. He goes quietly. The ref wakes up.. and notices the pin.. Lawnmower Jones grabs a chair and slides in.. Dake tries to slide in but Logan holds on to Dake on the apron! LJ drops a chair across the refs face! The ref is out cold once again! Torture notices what happened ontop of the ramp but the staff members are pushing up through the curtain. Dake fights Logan off and gets into the ring, but gets a chair shot from Jones to the head!
Zach Davis: DAMN IT! DAMN THE TEAM OF TREACHERY!
Shannan Lerch: I love it!
Terry Cross slides into the ring, but Logan takes the chair from Jones and nails Terry with it! Zafirah flies over the top rope onto Jones back! Logan hits her over the back with the chair and Jones flips her off his back over the top rope. Satans Apprentice slides into the ring, as Drake rolls out... Logan nails Satans Apprentice over the head with the chair, he stumbles back into Jones arms. Jones hits Rev The Engine! His own T-Bone Suplex. SA is out in the ring.
Logan with one arm around the chair, wakes up the ref with the other arm. He drags the ref over to the center of the ring. Jones covers Satans Apprentice.
Zach Davis: Not this way...
Shannan Lerch: Team of Treachery won!
Zach Davis: Well, the Team of Treachery AND the New Dynasty, Shannan.
Logan and Jones roll out of the ring and head up the ramp. Nytro and Dake Ken watch on from the ring.
Shannan Lerch: Unusual week for these two. Nytro looked good, but Dake seemed super lazy. Creeping Death style lazy.
Zach Davis: I don't know, Shannan! Let's hope we see him do better next time.
Logan and Jones disappear to the back.
Jack of Blades Segment
Zach Davis: We’ve had a great night so far finding out who are the number one contenders for the tag championships as well as seeing the epic battle of stables taking place just now and we’d like to take the time to remind you that WCF magazine is in shops Tuesday featuring an interview with The New Dynasty about what started this feud and who is each member’s favourite Spice Girl. On sale Tuesday at all good newsagents, WCF’s monthly-
The haunting tones of ‘Das Duell’ begin to play over and breaking Zach’s attempts at promoting ‘Wrestling Championship Federation’ merchandise. The familiar entrance movie of Jack of Blades begins to play on the titantron or at least, the obscure video that Jack asked to be included in each of his entrances to the ring.
Shannan Lerch: Stop your shilling and start your grinnin’. Jack of Blades, ‘new’ Hardcore Champion, is making his way to entertain the masses here tonight.
Zach Davis: Just what the fans want another one of. A raving egomaniac with homicidal tendencies.
Shannan Lerch: Don’t talk about Logan like that.
Zach Davis: I was talking about you.
While the banter between these two continues, Jack appears at the top of the ramp and does his usual theatrics but this time with the Hardcore Championship. He begins to move down the ramp as the camera pulls in for a closer view. He’s wearing his usual fine suit but this time, it is done up and placed together in a tie as opposed to falling loose. The T-shirt common to Blades has been replaced with a buttoned silk shirt as if to finish off that air of tidiness. Of course, his dirtied trench coat still hangs loose over his suit but it is an attempt and change that does not go unnoticed. It seems as if the Hardcore Champion has made an effort for tonight to look respectable in his appearance and yet, it is not known why.
Zach Davis: It seems that the Hardcore Championship has not dented his confidence any.
Shannan Lerch: What are you on about? He looks swish.
As they comment on his appearance, Blades slides into the ring where a podium has been set up for him. He gets to his feet and lifts the title from the canvas, resting it on his shoulder. He has his usual smirk on his face as he gets behind the podium, raising the inbuilt microphone to the necessary level and begins his rant.
Jack of Blades: Shut your noise, you incestuous residents of this pisshole of a civilizaition. The ‘WCF’ management should be paying me homage with a harem of beautiful paramours, an endless rain of chocolates and numerous fountains of Mersault Charmes Roulet but no, instead, I have to be here entertaining this menagerie of idiocy and lowest common denominators.
The crowd boos madly as some translate that he is insulting them in a very pompous fashion.
Zach Davis: Wow, look at him winning over the crowd like that.
Shannan Lerch: It’s called charm and you could do with some of it.
Zach Davis: And you could do with a visit to the free clinic, but we can’t get everything we want.
Jack of Blades: But being the professional performance entertainer that I am, I’m willing to continue with this charade for after the weekend I’ve had not one single thing about this hideous planet can get me down. For not only did I have the pleasure to celebrate 25 years of bubbling psychosis for my birthday, but I also defeated Torture’s leper and gained myself this accolade on my arm. It was a great few days in a generally harsh existence. But, like everything, there was one fault. One hindrance that prevented it from being a happy couple of days: Torture Vs. Logan!
The crowd cheers at the reminder of Torture’s success and how much it has seemingly infuriated the Team of Treachery. Jack allows for such a response before restarting.
Jack of Blades: You see, I vividly remember Torture lying at my feet after Ace duly punched him in the face. And I powerfully remember, Lerch counting the one-two-three on Torture’s lifeless ego. But still, the Team of Treachery has no clean sweep. We do not have all the singles titles available. Now, I found that the summit of hypocrisy as The New Dynasty likes to claim that they are saving the WCF from our insidious involvement. But, in not allowing Logan to take the belt, they have forced it to take the arsenic pill. Who else is there to challenge? Who else will the ‘suits’ bring up to face Torture? No one that compares to Logan’s stature hence, falling buyrates, angry fans and piss-poor matches. Great work, saviour. And why do I say saviour? Well, because there was one man responsible for pissing away the dream of a brilliantly successful WCF, Dake Ken. If he had not attacked Seth Lerch, then the WCF could flourish. But because of his misguided sense of loyalty, he did the right thing. Or perhaps he was conservative and thought that Logan would be a more difficult challenge when his time for a shot comes. Who knows? Who cares? And now moving on to the main event…Oops, I forgot. I suppose I better make mention to this new faction who have made themselves known. The Switzerland of our ordeals. And more specifically, I’d like to draw your attention to a statement made by them at Showdown: “Finally, the most insane, screwed in the head WCF superstar yet to even compete!” And surprisingly, that wasn’t in a biography of me! It would have been much more obvious to attack me if you’d have come out and said ‘Pol Pot was not a revolutionary leader and strategist.’
The crowd laughs somewhat uncomfortably doubting that many people can touch Jack in such stakes.
Jack of Blades: Now onto more pressing matters. As you may have observed, I have decided to dress up more so than usual. Yet, as much as these pants compliment and make explicit the considerable size of my ‘Jackhammer’, that is not the reason why I am attired in such a way. No, in fact, I am aware of certain social conventions that take place to commemorate particularities of a single person’s life. My favourite being that of the funeral. You see, when Daddy trips with his pants down his ankles down the stairs, many people hold a set of redundant goodbyes to pretend that he’s gone to some higher force instead of decaying in the ground. Well, being the socialite that we all knew she was, tonight, we will witness the funeral ceremony of Ellis Island or whatever she wanted to be known as. So, if you look under all your seats, you will find a paginated handout with the lyrics to faithful hymn, ‘Abide with me.’
The camera zooms in on many of the audience looking under their chairs and retrieving the leaflet. A camera zooms in to the leaflet with its ornate paperwork showing a picture of Ellis locked in the Sharpshooter by Jack in the match with Havock. The music of ‘Abide with me’ begins to play contrasting the usual heavy metal themes that usually come out of those speakers. Jack begins to lead the crowd in song as some of the more active members give a giggle and follow along with the lyrics.
Jack of Blades: Abide with me, the eventide. The darkness deepens, Lord with me abide! When other helpers fail –
At this, Jesper Reisert, appears at the top of the ramp, however, he is serving in the pallbearer function carrying a coffin. He is alone in this job and begins to walk down the ramp with the coffin resting just above his shoulder. The crowd and Jack continues their singing of the familiar hymn before being distracted by Jesper reaching the end of the ramp, tripping over his feet and throwing the coffin to the ground by accident. The cadaver of Ellis falls out of the bottom, which looks eerily like a mop. The crowd lets out a small laugh before Jack goards the ones singing back into it. Jesper collects the broken pieces of coffin and throws it into the ring. He returns to the coffin and forces Ellis back into it and then respectably, enters the ring, throwing the coffin into a nearby corner. After taking a few gasps of breath, Jesper begins to sing as well. The crowd and Jack eventually finish and they are allowed a few moments of respite as the camera zooms in on the expression of Blades. He lowers his head before initiating the correct service.
Jack of Blades: Now, Ellis specifically asked for an open casket in her ceremony so it is fitting that we oblige. She obviously wants to hear all the nice things being said.
Jesper removes a panel of the casket revealing what should be Ellis. What it is in fact is a mop with a piece of paper cellotaped to it. The long white stained bristles of the mop represent her hair. Similarly, the paper celloptaped to it has a smiley face with numerous scars all made with a sharpie.
Shannan Lerch: Cut down in her prime. It is a shame.
Jack stares at the Ellis mop for a few seconds before shaking his head and turning away. He begins to say to Jesper, he just ‘can’t do it’ but the overacting fashion in which he does shows that there is not an inch of sincerity in his statement. Jesper forces him onwards as Jack returns to the coffin, has one final look, takes a deep gasp and begins his eulogy for Ellis Island.
Jack of Blades: Ellis Island was a lot of things to many people. A farmer, a communist, a fireman, a socialist, a part of the Rebel Alliance, a small Ethiopian kid, a personal assistant, a bomb, a snake, a plane, a Nintendo Wii, an episode of Dawson’s Creek, a CD rack, a kwyxijsic, a Cossack, an empty packet of Wal-Mart’s own brand of ‘Cheesy Puffs’, a time-space continuum, a ‘maneater, make you work hard, spend hard’, a prominent advocate of polygamy, a ‘To be or not to be that is the question, whether ‘tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune or to take’, a homophone, a rusting trowel in the shed of someone named Ted, a pristine copy of 2003’s bestseller ‘Star of the Sea’ and a small med-kit. Thank you.
Jack drops the microphone away from his mouth and takes another look at the casket. He nods his head as if in deep thought before returning the microphone to speak.
Jack of Blades: And now, Jesper would like to say a few words.
Jack hands the microphone over to his cohort and the crowd gives out a small cheer before he begins to speak. Like Jack, he takes a large breath before beginning his remembrance of Ellis.
Jesper Reisert: Pillow. Sodium carbohydrate. Persia. Badlands. Every. Dentistry. Antiestablishmentarianism. Nominal. Rectum. Hearing. Drill. Gallant. Gastric. Labia. Cannon. Noisome. Yeoman. Flood.
Zach Davis: What the?
Shannan Lerch: Quiet, he’s saying his few words. No one said they’d have to be specific.
Jesper breaks into tears after saying these and Jack of Blades hugs him to comfort him. In the meanwhile, he takes the microphone from him and begins to resume the funeral.
Jack of Blades: Sshh, it’s ok. That was beautiful. Sshh, let it out. Now, if we could, we’d like to play out on two different songs and as we all know Ellis had a fanatical love for the band, Coheed and Camera.
Zach Davis: Cambria.
Shannan Lerch: What are you talking about diseases for?
Jack of Blades: And in her screams of pain, she told me that ‘Devil of Jersey City’ was her favourite. Well, unfortunately, I couldn’t find that but I did find a song about Jersey City that’s just as good. If you could, at the back.
After a few seconds pause, Spinal Tap’s ‘Hell Hole’ begins over to play the speaker system. This encourages both cheering from the homegrown crowd and booing from those who have transplanted themselves from New Jersey for the show. The song ends on the line “Folks lend a hand in a hell hole, Girl, get me back to my hell hole” which breaks about some applause from the audience. Jack once again goes to talk but instead the backing-track for Frank Sinatra’s ‘My Way’ begins to play. Jack sings along.
Jack of Blades: “Regrets? I’ve had a few, but then again, too few to mention. I did what I had to do and saw it through without exemption.”
At this, Blades begins dancing and removes a tube from his inner jacket pocket. After a few turns, he looks at the coffin, opens the tube, and sprays its contents over it.
Jack of Blades: “I planned each charted course – Each careful step along the byway, And more, much more than this, I did it my way.”
At this, Jack of Blades takes a lighter from his trousers and launches it at the coffin causing it to go up in flames. The music immediately stops, as does the singing, as the cheap wood keeps feeding the fire. Jack launches himself out of the ring, picking up the Hardcore title, on the way, as does Jesper. Blades has broke into his usual laughter as the camera gets a few captures of the burning mop et all. The ring crew with fire extinguishers puts out the flames suddenly. The camera then cuts to Jack of Blades moving up the ramp with his Title wrapped around a shoulder, laughing madly and staring at the ashes of Ellis’ coffin with the tones of Das Duell hits playing him out.
Shannan Lerch: Goodbye, Ellis Island.
Zach Davis: And goodbye, Jack’s sanity.
Career vs Three Wishes
Creeping Death vs Steve Carr
Seasons in the Abyss hits the speakers and the crowd boos along with the song. Steve Carr comes out to the stage. He takes the boos as if nothing is even heard. He just shruggs them off and slides into the ring.
Zach Davis: At the end of the night, we may see Creeping Death out of the Wrestling Championship Federation.
Shannan Lerch: Or the worst nightmare in WCF history, Creeping Death getting three... not one, not two.. but three wishes... and that just makes me want to puke.
Zach Davis: Oh Shannan.
The lights slowly fade to black. Bells toll as the screen shows shots of a big wooden cross wrapped in barbed wire. It's a sunny day as the "happy" opening to "Battery" by Metallica plays. The crowd goes along with the sounds. "Doo-da-doo dooing" along with it. As the song gets darker and darker, the sunny day turns to night. Black clouds roll in and rain begins falling on the cross. Lightning crashes about. As the lightning crashes, white lights in the arena flash. When the song kicks up, one minute and sixteen seconds in, the entire crowd begins headbanging in unison and throwing the horns in the air as the lights come on just a tad, giving light to the dark. Standing on the stage is Creeping Death, wearing a hockey mask, 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, takes the hockey mask off, and turns around.
Shannan Lerch: And here is Creeping Death, for the last time, I'm sure!
Zach Davis: I've heard that before.
Carr grabs CD by the shoulders and slams him down to the mat. Carr gets on top and lets the punches rain!
Shannan Lerch: The ref rings the bell, and this is underway!
CD rolls Carr over ending the punching fight. CD kicks Carr off through the ropes. CD lands on the outside.
Zach Davis: Ohh!
Carr is trying to get up, but CD grabs his legs and slides him out to the ring. Carr is dropped to the mat on his back, as CD stomps away at him. CD gets on the apron, and awaits Carr to get up. As he does, CD springboard moonsaults onto Carr. Both men crash into the guardrail pretty hard.
Shannan Lerch: Already, CD is getting the upperhand.
CD rolls Carr into the ring, and follow suit. He grabs Carr and hits one of the stiffest neckbreakers in history. He pins.
Carr kicks out. CD picks up Carr and throws him into the corner, Carr stumbles out and CD hits Why Dreams Bleed!!
Zach Davis: OUT OF NOWHERE!
CD doesn't go for a pinfall, however, and he slides out of the ring. He grabs a chair and slides it into the ring. He looks under the ring.. he finds two tables. He slides them out. He sets one up on it's four legs right next to the apron. The other table just lays in the corner.
Shannan Lerch: Quick, Carr, get to that table before CD can!
Zach Davis: Always so professional and objective.
He rolls into the ring, where Carr is using the ropes to get up. CD grabs the chair and goes to hit Carr with it over the back.. however, Carr hits a sidekick into the gut of CD, and he drops the chair. Carr grabs CD by the neck and hits a two-handed sitout chokeslam onto the chair!
Shannan Lerch: That plan backfired!
Carr pins CD as the crowd boos. The ref gets to the two count when CD lifts up a shoulder. Carr gets up and drags CD up with him. Carr throws him against the ropes, upon CDs return, Carr hits a big boot knocking CD spinning into the corner turnbuckles. Carr runs at him and hits an almost like stingersplash. Carr reels back and CD stumbles out of the corner. Carr kicks him in the midsection and hits a powerbomb! Carr pins.
Zach Davis: Creeping Death kicks up!
Carr argues with the ref while picking CD up. Carr throws CD to the ropes, but CD reverses it! Carr hits the ropes and CD follows hitting a mean clothesline, sending Carr over the top rope and landing on the apron. Carr is getting up on the apron when CD uses all his might knocking Carr off the apron and over the guardrail into the crowd!! WCF Security moves the crowd back as Carr tries to get his bearings.
Shannan Lerch: What is Creeping Death doing?
CD sets up a chair inside the ring right by the ropes. As Carr is getting up while the crowd teases him. CD hits the ropes, jumps off the chair onto the top rope for a split-second, he springboards off the top rope and goes for the hugest splash in Slam history. CD jumps from teh ropes over the guardrail and onto Carr! Both men crash down to the cold, cement floor!
Zach Davis: What a move! Creeping Death just jumped from the ropes to about .. 25.. 30 feet out!
Shannan Lerch: Suicidal never wins, Zach.
The fans come alive as CD is the first to stand up and taunts along with them. CD grabs the table on the other side of the gaurdrail and slides into position. He grabs Carr, but Carr hits a quick right hand. CD reels back against the gaurdrail, Carr, whose angry, takes a soda away from a fan. CD kicks the soda into Carrs face. Carr runs at CD, but Creeping Death hits an overhead belly to belly suplex over the guardrail onto the table! The table doesn't break though. CD quickly grabs a chair, springboards to the top of the gaurdrail and leaps into the air. CD puts the chair under his leg hitting a legdrop onto Carrs face breaking through the table!
Shannan Lerch: The chair and his leg just met Carrs face!
Zach Davis: CD needs to get Carr back into the ring.
CD throws Carr into the apron. CD slides him into the ring, and rolls into the ring. CD doesn't cover him however, but picks him up and hits Patient Zero! The crowd roars in approval, and CD slides back out of the ring! He grabs the table and slides it into the ring. He gets in and sets it up on all four legs. He grabs Carr. Carr hits a lowblow though! CD hits his knees, and Carr gives a stiff punting kick to CD's face knocking him to his back. Carr gets up, as does CD. Carr hits a snap suplex. Carr pins.
Zach Davis: CREEPING DEATH KICKS UP!
Carr picks CD up and throws him to the ropes. Carr hits a big boot causing CD to reel back against the ropes, Carr grabs CD and hits a double-hand chokeslam once again! CD is out cold on his back. Carr picks up the almost dead CD and puts him onto the table. Carr taunts at the crowd and yells words out to Creeping Death. He climbs up onto the top rope and taunts even more at the crowd. Out of nowhere, Creeping Death wakes up and leaps up to the top rope with Carr. The crowd goes crazy as does Carr! CD turns Carr around and knees him in the groin. Carr bends down. Creeping Death nods at the crowd and picks up Carr and they both crash through the table!
Zach Davis: OH MY GOD! CREEPING DEATH HIT FOR WHOM THE BELLS TOLL OFF THE TOP ROPE!!
Shannan Lerch: Both men are down in the ring..
The ref cleans up some of the table mess and checks on both men. They begin to slowly get up, Carr is shown bleeding a tiny bit from the forehead. CD turns around and grabs Carr and hits A Bid Farewell! CD covers!
Zach Davis: CREEPING DEATH WON!
Shannan Lerch: WHAT?!
Zach Davis: Creeping Death gets his wish! Well.. Three of them!
CD stands up as his music is hit. Carr looks pissed as all hell, of course.
Shannan Lerch: We're out of time!
Zach Davis: This can't be good news for Carr or the Team of Treachery! What will his wishes be?!
Shannan Lerch: We'll find out next week!
The show fades to black.