Sunday Slam Intro
Jack of Blades Segment
Creeping Death vs Colibri vs Pennywise
Backstage Brawl Recap
Davey Boone/The Violent One vs The Red Devil Mafia
Television Title: JJ Biggs vs Mike Ragnal
Another Backstage Brawl Recap
Lawnmower Jones vs Thunder
Danny Vice vs Conrad Howell vs Bobby Cairo
Hardcore Title: Outcast vs Skyler Striker
The Brawl Ends
Sunday Slam Intro
Sitting by M83 blasts over the speakers and Slam is on the air! The crowd roars as always, getting their signs on TV, before we go to our announcers for the night. Zach Davis is in the booth, and he is joined by... Kyle Steel?
Zach Davis: Hello fans! This is Zach Davis, and, um, I'm here with former announcer and WCF spokesperson Kyle Steel.
Kyle Steel: I will be doing announcing duties for tonight, folks. Shannan Lerch has not been heard from for several days.
Zach Davis: Shannan, if you're watching this, we here at WCF hope everything is okay.
Kyle Steel: But the show must go on. We're one week away from the seventh annual War!
Zach Davis: That's right. And tonight, all of the major players in that match are in action. First of all, Skyler Striker defends his Hardcore Title against the one and only Outcast.
Kyle Steel: Outcast and Davey Ortega defeated Striker and Thunder to win Outcast's shot at the Title. However, it should be noted that Thunder attempted to walk out on Striker during the match, which also featured interference by Team NCW's mysterious watchman.
Zach Davis: I'm really interested in finding out who this guy is. Will we see him tonight? Will Striker be able to retain the Hardcore Title?
Kyle Steel: We also have a huge Triple Threat match. Danny Vice against Conrad Howell against Bobby Cairo.
Zach Davis: These are three of the hottest commodities WCF has. Each of these men have been involved in vicious feuds, but tonight they're up against each other for no reason other than to win.
Kyle Steel: The same story for our Lawnmower Jones vs Thunder matchup. Jones and Cairo have been feuding with Cairo and Vice, respectively, but tonight they put personal vendettas aside and fight for pride.
Zach Davis: These matches are basically a prelude to War, where all of these men will be fighting for a guaranteed World Title shot.
Kyle Steel: And the man who won the War Preview match last week, JJ Biggs, is in action tonight as well. He's defending his Television Title against a man that neither got pinned nor submitted in that match, Mike Ragnal.
Zach Davis: We have Davey Boone and The Violent One teaming up to take on the Red Devil Mafia. And in a twist, the losing team has to leave WCF forever.
Kyle Steel: We saw the Red Devil Mafia attack these two men last week, and we also saw Knite and Carter tell Boone that they wouldn't be able to attend Slam tonight, so this match just makes sense.
Zach Davis: And in our opening match, Creeping Death takes on Colibri who takes on Pennywise. Triple threat match. This is another part of the Round Robin tournament to determine the first MCE Champion.
Kyle Steel: Let's start the show.
Jack of Blades SegmentHaunting fiddle music beings to play bringing forth the remaining notes of David Draiman's 'Forsaken.' This gives cue for the fans in attendance to rise from their seats and wait to metaphorically pounce on and when the WCF World Champion makes his entrance. After giving them a few moments for theatrical purposes, Jack of Blades emerges from the curtain instigating a considerably negative reaction in the audience. He basks in the harsh names and exhilarated rants from the ticket holders, his title seemingly glistening because of it.
Zach Davis: Jack of Blades, as you can plainly make out, not dressed for competition here tonight. Prepare yourselves for a ten-minute rant.
Jack raises his arms up in ceremony as if to physically soak in the crowd's diatribe further. This has a comparable effect as to lifting a red rag to a bull as the crowd grows in their collective incense. Bored of acting up to their expectations, Jack of Blades slowly begins the walk down to the ring. A smile lights up on his face as he progresses forward.
Kyle Steel: Blades is obviously feeling confident about something. Not sure what. He's got a huge match with Logan at 'War' as well as having numerous wrestlers making threats about coming after his title once they win at the pay-per-view.
At this point, Blades is in the ring, pacing around, absorbing the hostile atmosphere that comes with being in the belly of the beast. A microphone soon changes hands and is passed to Blades from one of many sources that are indigenous to the outside of the ring. He raises it to his mouth but before any words are spoken, they are drowned out by a pre-emptive boo. He allows the crowd to settle before beginning his tirade.
Jack of Blades: It appears as if a new fad has hit the WCF locker-room in recent times. Surprisingly, it doesn't involve syringes, which of course makes it a rather unique hobby in this world that we live. No, it seems that the common activity of my colleagues is one of introspection and memory. Every locker room I make an appearance in, every corner I take, there is one of my inferiors prompting lamentations and commiserations about their miserable histories. Recanting their failures, promoting their successes. Having to listen to the pitiful reasons as to why they decided to get into this sport. In monologue! Their perpetually inebriated father didn't hug them enough, their teacher touched them inappropriately etc. But what really annoys me about this craze is that I started it. And like everything I start, I'll inevitably end it. But before I do so, I want to draw your attention to a person whose personal dissections extend beyond the lame and mute. Logan. For the past few weeks, we have watched a man doubt his abilities, intentions and nature in a way only the narcissist can. I even believed his worries. I thought that maybe he couldn't keep up with my younger blood. But, last week, a revelation happened. Logan lay over the body of one of those indistinguishable members of the Alliance of Violence and re-established his position. He proved that maybe he isn't totally useless. That investing in him isn't completely futile. That maybe, if we put the band back together, we could achieve further successes. That maybe, we should let bygones be bygones.
Zach Davis: It appears as if Jack of Blades is looking to repair his relationship with Logan.
Jack of Blades: Maybe, together, we can win the tag championships together. What do you think of that, Logan?
The cameras turn to the ramp half-expecting the number one contender to make his arrival. Nothing happens.
Jack of Blades: But of course, I forget that we've had our share of hard times and perhaps a peace offering is in order. So as I was shopping around the vacuous malls and investigating the hollow windows of our estates, I was thinking what would Logan like. A puppy? A day go-karting? A Playstation 3? Then it came to me. I've received a lot of joy from my newest acquisition if they are purely carnal. So why shouldn't I do the same for Logan and get him one? Why don't I get him his own personal sex slave? So, Jesper, if you'd bring her out...
The cameras once again turn to the top of the ramp where Jesper Reisert is heaving something from behind the curtain with the aid of a chain. After some effort, Jesper brings the item into full-sight and revealing that the chain is actually a leash. Attached to it is Shannan Lerch struggling against her captor, dressed in an odd sort of cow costume. Making it even stranger is the fact that the costume has gone through an attempt to make it more sexually appealing, or as sexually appealing as garments meant to emulate a bovine creature can, with the midriff taken out and the cleavage emphasized. If that wasn't enough, the udders seem to be more have been designed with the adjective 'phallic' in mind. Shannan Lerch, although constantly resisting, looks extremely embarrassed by her attire. Jesper Reisert eventually herds her into the ring, choking out any escape attempts with the chain. Blades, in deep elation about her public degradation, lowers himself so that they are face-to-face.
Kyle Steel: This is disgusting. Even for someone of Jack's mind.
Jack of Blades: Shannan, why are you crying? I've been told that this is a usual Sunday night for you. It may even turn out to be a daily thing with Logan. Now, I wasn't sure of any of Logan's fetishes or sexual preferences so I've basically attired Shannan to be all accustomed. Except of course for...
Jack draws what appears to be a rubber gas-mask from his pocket and goes to place it over Shannan. She struggles which in turn causes Jack to step on her neck and forcefully, pull it over her head.
Jack of Blades: Now, Shannan, if you're going to be Logan's paramour, you're going to need to learn some manners. But, maybe, like all slaves you need to be housebroken.
Blades picks her up by what hair he can grab onto and plants her underneath his arm. He looks to give her The Joker's Wild but is stopped by the crowd igniting into frenzy. Looking down at the ramp, he recognises an enraged Logan charging at him. Dropping Shannan without a care, Blades throws himself from the ring as Logan enters it. Jesper runs away through the crowd at this point, making sure that Logan doesn't latch onto him.
Zach Davis: Logan saving the day. But he looks just as interested in revenge as he does about seeing if Shannan is ok.
Logan leans down to Shannan's level and takes the mask from her. Tears stream down her face at the unlikely hero as Logan, still somewhat on uneven grounds with her, makes a weak effort to comfort her. Meanwhile, the camera gets a close-up of Jack laughing madly at the scenes he's watching. Just as rapidly as the laugh starts, it is soon ended by Logan, projecting himself over the top rope and onto his former partner. The crowd roars at Logan's decision as they both pick themselves up and begin barraging one another with punches. As they wildly swing fists, the pair move to the side of the ramp, near the pyro controls, and closer to the backstage. The crowd in the front row reach out their hands to touch the battling wrestlers. However, they don't notice it, as they are two involved in attempting to smash the other's teeth down their throat.
Kyle Steel: They're trying to kill each other.
At this point, a steady stream of road agents and medics empty the backstage area and pass the two of them. They slide into the ring and check on Shannan. After a few moments of irate screaming, she dismisses them and demands some clothes. With a quick change that disallows any fan from getting their money worth, she joins Zach behind the booth, forcing Kyle to leave.
Zach Davis: Are you ok, Shannan?
Shannan Lerch: Kill, Logan, kill!
Zach Davis: I'm sure I can handle the broadcast on my own, if you'd like.
Shannan Lerch: Kill, Logan, kill!
The cameras return to the struggle between Logan and Blades where they are still belting each other with rights and lefts making every effort to ground the other. Almost in unison, they draw one another behind the curtain, still flinging forearms, and disappear from the camera's sight.
Modern Cutting Edge Division Showcase
Creeping Death vs Colibri vs Pennywise
Nate Nytro: Hello WCF fans, my name is Nate Nytro, and I will be doing commentary for this match in place of Creeping Death.
"Buscandome" by nonpoint hits as the small Luchador Colibri comes out from the backstage area, slapping the hands of fans on his way to the ring.
Nate Nytro: Colibri from Mexico, adding some international flavor to the Modern Cutting Edge division.
The lights slowly fade to black. Bells toll as the screen shows shots of a big wooden cross wrapped in barbed wire. It's a sunny day as the "happy" opening to "The Light That Blinds" by Shadows Fall plays.The crowd goes along with the sounds. "Doo-da-doo dooing" along with it. As the song gets darker and darker, the sunny day turns to night. Black clouds roll in and rain begins falling on the cross. Lightning crashes about. As the lightning crashes, white lights in the arena flash. When the song kicks up, thirty four seconds in, the entire crowd begins headbanging in unison and throwing the horns in the air as the lights come on just a tad, giving light to the dark. Standing on the stage is Creeping Death, wearing a black hoodie with the hood up, arms stretched out in a crucifix fashion. CD stands there for a second or thirty, until the vocals start, taking in the crowd's reaction. Then he slowly makes his way down the ramp, looking out into the audience. As he reaches the ring, he slides in under the bottom rope, and pops to his feet. CD walks over to a turnbuckle, jumps to the middle rope facing in the ring, does the crucifix pose once again, takes the hoodie off, and then takes a seat on the top turnbuckle, awaiting the match to begin.
Nate Nytro: And there is Creeping Death, creator of the MCE. His vision for WCF didn't come to fruition with the New Dynasty, so he created MCE to fill the void of competitive matches without the theatre match ending essence of disqualifications and run-ins like some other WRESTLING ENTERTAINMENT from around the WORLD.
Dark and creepy ass carnival music hits, and Pennywise comes down to the ring slowly. He ignores the fans and slides into the ring.
Nate Nytro: Pennywise the Clown. Not much is known about him, honestly. I don't even know if CD knows much. Either way, he is here and ready to battle for a shot at the Modern Cutting Edge Title.
Right as the bell rings, Colibri and CD fly at Pennywise with a double dropkick, knocking him out of the ring. CD stands with his back to the ropes, Colibri hits the other side, and on the way back CD back body drops Colibri over as high as possible, and Colibri goes over the top rope in a tope con hilo on Pennywise!
Nate Nytro: Nice double team work there by Creeping Death and Colibri.
Colibri scampers into the ring and faces off with CD. Colibri claps CD in the chest, and CD returns the favor. Three slaps a piece later, Colibri bumps into CD, sending CD into the ropes while Colibri hits the other side. On the way back, Colibri jumps up and pulls CD around with a flying armdrag. CD quickly stands and eats another arm drag. Colibri springboards backwards off the middle rope and CD catches him on his shoulders. Colibri spins while on CD's shoulders and tries for a hurricanrana, but CD blocks it. CD steps over Colibri's arms like a Styles Clash, leaps up and goes to his knees, driving Colibri's head into the mat!
Nate Nytro: MetalliClash! I haven't seen that move for a year!
Colibri landed on his head with no protection whatsoever. CD pins..
NO Pennywise is in to break the count. As CD is trying to stand, Pennywise it belting him in the skull with stomps. CD manages to get up, and Pennywise shockes the hell out of everyone by picking CD up in a Black Hole Slam type move and then driving CD back first across a knee! Pennywise climbs up to the top rope and flies off with a big elbow, but misses as CD rolls out of the way.
Nate Nytro: Ohhh, big mistake by Pennywise.
Pennywise gets right back up, shaking his arm to relieve the pain, but eats a clothesline by CD. CD picks Pennywise up off the ground, but Pennywise fights back. CD jumps up onto Pennywise's shoulders, standing on either side of Pennywise's head on his knees. CD is looking for a headscissors, but it doesn't exactly work, as Colibri has springboarded off the top rope and rips CD off Peyywise's shoulders with a hurricanrana!
Nate Nytro: WHERE DID HE COME FROM?!
CD lands on his shoulders as the crowd explodes. Pennywise goes right on the attack, pushing Colibri into the turnbuckle. Pennywise turns and sits on the top, grabbing Colibri in a tornado DDT, picks Colibri up looking for the BTD, but Colibri fights out of it and slaps Pennywise in the chest.
Nate Nytro: Pennywise almost ended the match with the Big Top Drop, but Colibri got out of it.
With Pennywise sitting on the top, Colibri climbs up. Colibri grabs Pennywise's arm and pulls him off in an armdrag from the top rope. Pennywise hits hard and Colibri quickly follows up with a rolling cradle as Pennywise tries to get to his feet..
Pennywise kicks out.
Nate Nytro: Colibri can't keep Pennywise down.
Creeping Death is on the outside of the ring, grabbing a chair. CD slides it in and enters the ring to be met by a dropkick by Colibri, sending CD into the turnbuckle. Pennywise picks up the chair, looking to take Colibri's head off, but Colibri ducks and Pennywise stumbles into CD, who boots Pennywise in the stomach.
Nate Nytro: Weapons are legal in all MCE matches, no DQs or countouts, only pinfall, submissions, and ref stoppage.
Creeping Death picks Pennywise up onto his shoulders, and Colibri springs off the top rope much like he did to CD earlier. But as Colibri lands on Pennywise, CD throws Pennywise forward in an Electric Chair Drop, and Pennywise powerbombs Colibri down to the mat while himself being dumped face first!
Nate Nytro: AMAZING MOVE! CD got two for one there!
The crowd explodes again. CD quickly sets Pennywise up in the corner, as Colibri is done, being powerbombed from that height. CD sits Pennywise down, runs to the other corner with the chair, climbs up and jumps off in a Van Terminator, crushing Pennywise!
Nate Nytro: That should do it!
CD drags Pennywise out to the middle of the ring and pins..
Nate Nytro: And CD advances to the Round Robin MCE Title Match! He joins Nemesis and either myself, Jaa Panom, or Dehart. Turn into War to find out!
The crowd is going crazy for CD who stands up and throws his hands into the air, victorious.
Backstage Brawl Recap
Zach Davis: Just a quick recap. During the match, our cameramen backstage captured this.
The 'Sunday Slam!' logo plays with the notice 'A few moments ago' put over the tape. The camera appears to be backstage and chasing after some sort of target. Eventually, the purpose of the video comes into sight as it records Blades being thrown into a nearby wall with a heady impact. Following the blur that is the World Champion, is an irate Logan who jumps onto his crumpled heap and drops elbows and fists. Before Logan has the chance to cause any real damage, Blades wraps his arm around his chest and sends him into the same wall with a quick Gutwrench. Logan falls down to the cement favouring his back as Jack, in unison, takes the time to reinforce his composure. Jack, soon negates this, as he recognises some metal poles lying errantly vertical nearby. With a steady push, they all fall onto Logan's frame, furthering the damage. Blades lets out a laugh at Logan's predicament but before he can follow up, he is stopped by the same gaggle of road agents who force him away and drag Logan from underneath the scaffolding. The video cuts out and returns to Shannan and Zach.
Zach Davis: From what I'm being told, it appears as if Jack of Blades and Logan are still attacking each other backstage.
Shannan Lerch: Jack must die!
Losers Leaves WCF Match
Davey Boone/The Violent One vs The Red Devil Mafia
Zach Davis: This next match will be very interesting as one half of the tag team champions in Davey Boone teams up with one half of Team Xtreme in The Violent One to take on Red Devil Mafia. The losers of the match leave the WCF forever!
Shannan Lerch: And I’d love nothing more than to see TVO and Boone both gone from the WCF!
“Rooster” by Alice and Chains hits the PA as Davey Boone steps through the curtain with his tag team title belt around his waist. He pauses at the entrance way as pyros begin to blow up all around him as the crowd is brought to a frenzy! He makes his way down slapping the hands of all the fans and then sliding into the ring and climbing up on a turnbuckle and holds up his tag team title as the crowd holds up their hands.
Zach Davis: And now his tag team partner! The Violent One!
“Man In The Box” by Alice and Chains hits the PA as TVO and his partner TXO both come down the entrance way and also slap the hands of the fans as they make their way as booms are let out from across the arena as several colored lights are flashing around. The Violent One climbs up on the apron along with The Xtreme One as they are both standing in the ring and are staring at Boone and his tag team title. Boone is looking around as the crowd is going nuts!
Shannan Lerch: Can Boone trust Team Xtreme? They both would love to have AoV’s tag team titles!
Zach Davis: But Boone gave TVO the envelope and it is set in stone that he will be the last participant to enter into War VII! They’ve set their differences aside for now I believe!
The referee is telling The Xtreme One to clear the ring as he lunges at Boone a bit, but Boone doesn’t budge. TXO clears the ring as Red Devil Mafia wastes no time and slide into the ring and start to attack Boone and TVO right off the bat! The referee calls for the bell and Boone has Clark in one corner trying to fend him off as TVO has Corral in the other corner fending him off. Boone looks towards TVO as he steps back and Boone swings Clark into the opposite corner where Corral is and they slam into each other! TVO drops to his hands and knees as Boone runs and leaps off of TVO landing on both members of the RDM! What a great tag team move by the 2 old friends! TVO slides out of the ring as the referee forces Clark to get into his corner as Boone and Corral start off this match! Boone has Corral in a corner and pulls him out into a bull dog in the middle of the ring! Boone makes the cover...
KICK OUT BY CORRAL!
Boone continues the attack as he now has Corral in an arm bar as Corral is screaming out in pain and reaching to tag Clark. Corral can’t make the tag as Clark has seen enough and climbs into the ring and kicks Boone forcing him to let go of the hold. TVO enters the ring right behind him as the referee turns around and catches him before he can do anything. As the ref’s back is turned, Clark and Corral are double teaming Boone in the corner as Clark is now in the ring and Corral has Boone by the throat and choking him at the ring apron! The crowd is screaming for the referee to turn around as TXO is pointing and laughing, finally Corral lets go and slowly climbs back up on the apron as the referee assumes there was a tag made as Clark is now hammers Boone in the face with stiff right hands. TVO is saying something to TXO and looks visibly upset and is pointing towards Boone. Meanwhile, Clark continues his dominance of Davey Boone in the ring and swings Boone into the ropes and lands a beautiful tilt-a-whirl back breaker! Clark is signaling for the finish! Clark climbs to the top looking for his trademark finisher! TVO enters the ring but is met by Corral as the referee is trying to set them a part from each other. Clark is up on the top turnbuckle with his back to Boone as Boone rolls out of the way and TXO climbs into the ring and up on the top turnbuckle with him, HUGE SUPER BELLY-TO-BACK SUPLEX OFF THE TOP ROPE! TXO rolls out of the ring as the referee finally has the 2 on the outside broken a part as Boone drapes an arm over the fallen Clark and makes the cover!
CLARK KICKS OUT JUST IN TIME!
Shannan Lerch: I thought we were going to finally see it there Zach and have the end of Davey Boone and The Violent One here in the WCF!
Boone rolls over and tags in TVO who comes in as Clark reaches and tags in Corral, TVO clotheslines Corral down and then with another one. TVO swings himself into the ropes and lands a beautiful flying back elbow as Clark is back up and TVO clotheslines him out of the ring! TVO waits on Corral to stand up and does, TVO lifts him up...THE VIOLENT DROP!! TVO makes the cover!
TVO gets up, breaking up the pin on his own. Boone is in the ring and asks what the hell he's doing. Suddenly, TXO is in the ring as well. They all look each other in the eyes. TXO looks down at the tag title belt that has been set on the outside as Boone points at him and tells him they’ll get their shot one of these days. TXO grabs the finger of Boone and slings it to the side as Boone is backing up into the corner. TVO pulls TXO back and is shaking his head as Boone relaxes and begins to step back towards Clark, but is nailed in the back by TXO! Boone falls back into the ring as TXO continues the assault on Boone as TVO just stands there in shock. The ref calls for the bell.
Zach Davis: The match has been thrown out! It's over! And no one is fired.
Shannan Lerch: Aw shucks.
TXO tells TVO to go outside and grab a couple of chairs. TVO hesitates at first and does what is asked of him. He hands one chair to TXO and holds the other for himself. They wait for Boone to stand up, as the swing the chairs back...
Zach Davis: Oh no! Here it comes a CONCHAIRTO!
Shannan Lerch: It isn’t about being good or bad here Zach, it is about those tag team titles and about what Boone has been saying about Team Xtreme and now they’ve made a statement!
SMACK! Boone collapses to the ground as blood begins to poor from his skull as he twitches there and looks to be unconscious! Team Xtreme isn’t done yet as TVO lifts up Boone and VIOLENT DROPS BOONE ON ONE OF THE CHAIRS! Boone is a bloody mess! What is TXO signaling for now? TXO now has the limp body of Boone up on the turnbuckle as TVO climbs up on the opposite turnbuckle. TXO lifts Boone up and off into a sit down powerbomb as TVO flies off with a guillotine leg drop! THE CALL TO VIOLENCE! THEY DID AOV’S MOVE TO DAVEY BOONE!! Medics finally rush the ring as Boone is laying lifeless with blood pouring out of his skull as TXO picks up the tag team title belt and climbs up on the turnbuckle and holds it up in the air to a mixed reaction! Shannan Lerch is standing and applauding what she’s just seen!
Shannan Lerch: That’s how you make an impact in WCF! I hope Seth just took notice to this because Team Xtreme is more EXTREME than they’ve ever been and at the top of their game! They deserve tag title shots for sure!
Zach Davis: I’ll be damned if Adam Knite and Willy Carter aren’t watching this and are both in rages! There will be hell to pay at War VII when AoV is back together! AoV is so used to having the numbers game in their favor and now it backfires! DAMN TEAM XTREME AND DAMN YOU LERCH! I’m not sure that Davey Boone will even be able to participate in next week’s War VII!
Television Title Match
JJ Biggs vs Mike Ragnal
The lights begin blinking several different colors as High Voltage (Footsoldier Remix) by Linkin Park hits. A lightning-like pyro blasts, and Mike Ragnal steps out from the back. He walks to the ring, looking towards the ring and sometimes at the fans. He steps up onto the apron, looks out into the crowd, then enters.
Zach Davis: Here comes the man with high hopes of winning the WCF Television Champion.
Shannan Lerch: He may just do so. He's been pretty good since signing with WCF.
"Voices" by Disturbed hits the sound system and it echoes throughout the arena. The audience, with an exception of a few, are on their feets yelling insults and such in the direction of the entrance ramp. A few moments later, the curtain brushes aside and Jake Hudson walks out onto the top of the stage and he's followed by JJ Biggs, with the WCF Television Title over his shoulder. Biggs is wearing a pair of expensive sunglasses and a self-promotion shirt. The shirt reads, "The Greatest" on the front and on the back it reads, "That Ever Lived." The two men slowly make their way down the ring. Jake climbs up onto the ring apron while Biggs makes his way up the steel steps. Hudson holds down the middle rope as Biggs enters the ring. Biggs takes off his shirt and sunglasses; and he acts as if he's going to throw them into the crowd for souvenirs, instead, he hands them to Hudson. He also hands Hudson his Television Championship.
Zach Davis: And there's...our Television Champion.
Shannan Lerch: He may be a former Television Champion after tonight!
The bell rings. Biggs is towering over Mike Ragnal as the two stand in the center of the ring. Ragnal gets the match rolling with a couple of right hands. They, however, seem to be unsuccessful as Biggs isn't moving at all. Ragnal shakes his head before turning around and running towards the ropes. He comes back with a Clothesline, which does cause Biggs to stumble backwards, but that is all it does. Ragnal once again turns around and takes off for the ropes. He tries to go for a second Clothesline, but Biggs ducks under this one and Ragnal continues running, bouncing off the opposite side. Biggs turns around and Ragnal nails him with a huge Dropkick! Ragnal gets to his feet quickly and he has a smile on his face as the crowd rains down on him with insults. He quickly runs towards the ropes, hops onto the second rope, and he does a Lionsault onto Biggs. He quickly hooks the leg as the referee counts, 1..................2............KICK OUT!
Zach Davis: Wow! He almost got the victory right there! It hasn't even been close to five minutes in!
Shannan Lerch: That would have been embarrassing. Losing so quickly? Hah!
Ragnal is quick to his feet and he waits while Biggs tries to get up. Biggs raises into a seated position and he tries to shake the cobwebs out. Ragnal sets him up and he tries to kick Biggs in the face, but Biggs lies back down onto the mat and he causes Ragnal to miss. Biggs quickly uses his legs to take Ragnal's out from under him. Both men quickly get back to their feet. Ragnal charges in Biggs' direction and Biggs catches him with a Big Boot! Biggs quickly runs into the ropes and he comes back with a HUGE Leg Drop! The force of the move travels through Ragnal's body and causes his legs to leave the mat! Biggs rolls over into a lateral press as the referee counts, 1...............2.........KICK OUT!
Zach Davis: And Biggs had a near fall of his own!
Shannan Lerch: Indeed.
Biggs quickly gets back to his feet and he pulls Ragnal up to his feet, as well. He sends Ragnal flying into the corner with an Irish Whip. Biggs backs up across from Ragnal and then he charges into the corner and he nails him with a Big Splash! Biggs backs up a few steps before charging in and nailing Ragnal with a Clothesline in the corner! Biggs then proceeds by picking Ragnal up and sitting him on the top rope. He nails Ragnal with a couple of elbows to the midsection before pulling his head down and placing it under his arm. Biggs suddenly drops to the mat executing a DDT from the top rope! Biggs quickly goes for the lateral press and he even has his feet on the bottom rope, 1............2..........KICK OUT! Biggs cannot believe it!
Zach Davis: He tried to cheat, but Ragnal still kicked out!
Shannan Lerch: I don't see how he kicked out of that one!
Biggs quickly gets back to his feet and he pulls Ragnal up to his, as well. Biggs sends Ragnal into the ropes with an Irish Whip. Upon return, Biggs tries to nail Ragnal with a Clothesline, but Ragnal manages to duck under it! Ragnal keeps running and as soon as Biggs turns around, Ragnal returns taking Biggs down with a Leg Lariot. Both men are down now as the referee starts his ten count. 1 - 2 - 3 - 4..Biggs finally gets back to his feet and Ragnal does, as well. Biggs tries to connect with a right hand, but Ragnal manages to block it and he nails Biggs with one of his own. Again, this has almost no effect on Biggs. Ragnal quickly ducks under a right hand from Biggs and he lifts Biggs off of the mat and he slams him back down with a Spinebuster! Ragnal is quick to his feet and he runs to the closest corner. He exits the ring through the middle rope and he slowly climbs to the top. He doesn't hesitate before jumping off and nailing the High Voltage (Senton Bomb)! He goes for the pinfall, trying to hook both legs, as the referee slides over to make the count, 1........................2.....................SHOULDER UP! At the last moment, Biggs managed to get his shoulder up to keep his chances of leaving here tonight with his title alive!
Zach Davis: Ragnal almost had the victory! I thought the referee's hand hit the mat for the three!
Shannan Lerch: So did I.
Ragnal picks Biggs up. He goes to pick him up like a Torture Rack...
Zach Davis: He's going for the Ragnalrock!
But no! Biggs slides behind him, spins him around, BIGGS IMPLANT OUT OF NOWHERE!
Shannan Lerch: You never see it coming!
Biggs pins, hooking Ragnal's leg.
Zach Davis: JJ Biggs retains the Television Title and becomes a potential favorite to win War.
Shannan Lerch: Great showing by Ragnal, though. As always, he has impressed.
Biggs stands up, and Jake Hudson hands him the Title. He raises it high in the air in the middle of the ring, looking straight into the camera and nodding his head.
Another Backstage Brawl Recap
Zach Davis: Well, we said we'd catch you up on anything that happened between our World Champion and Logan, and, well, check this out.
The 'Sunday Slam!' logo once again appears signifying a recap video being played. The opening image is quite different from the emptiness of the last video as it is of Logan being speared through a rack of T-shirts in the market area. A bunch of fans surround Blades and Logan as they fall through the other side. Security makes a futile effort to hold them back but the fans are too many to control fully. Logan and Blades both make their way to their feet amongst a litter of T-shirts propagandising the WCF talent. Logan, as he strives to a standing position, takes one of these T-shirts with him and surprises Blades by trying to force the garment celebrating Danny Vice down Blades' throat. Blades splutters the left sleeve of the shirt from his mouth only to be caught in the jaw with a Superkick. The pair of them collapse as the crowd obscures the picture of the cameraman.
Zach Davis: At this point, it should be noted that neither Jack of Blades nor Logan can be found anywhere in the complex. But, we've got a job to do, and on with the next match.
Lawnmower Jones vs Thunder
"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.
Zach Davis: Thunder has been having some issues lately with both Danny Vice and Skyler Striker.
Shannan Lerch: Thunder is a natural born troublemaker. I've always liked that about him. Except for the time that he stole my birth control pills and handed them out as vitamins to the neighborhood kids. Dat's not cool.
The words My Name is Lawnmower Jones, and I Love to Mow! are heard across the arena. Then, Scottish bagpipes are heard around the arena, as a motor starting then a lawnmower mowing is heard. Lawnmower Jones appears on the stage without Lonnie, his lawnmower. He looks saddened and depressed as he walks down the ramp and he rolls into the ring.
Zach Davis: It's been a very tough week for Lawnmower Jones. He's spent most of his time at the hospital at Lonnie's bedside after that vicious attack by Bobby Cairo last week.
Shannan Lerch: I've been told that Lonnie's status is not very good right now, but at least she's able watch re-runs of Match Game PM on GSN. I love that show, damn it!
The bell rings to start the match. Both men have a look of focus and determination on their faces. They circle the ring like two bloodthirsty sharks waiting to go in for the kill. They finally lock up with a collar and elbow tie-up. Jones gains the advantage after a gouge to the eye and locks Thunder in a headlock. Thunder shoves Jones off into the ropes. Thunder leapfrogs over Jones and drills him with a spinning back kick, knocking Jones to the mat. Thunder takes a moment to taunt the fans at ringside with trash talk, then literally pats himself on the back ala Barry Horowitz. Thunder and Jones lock up again. This time Thunder gains the advantage with a knee to the midsection. Thunder wraps Jones in a headlock. Jones shrugs him off into the ropes. Thunder attempts a cross body block, but Jones catches him in mid-air. Jones presses Thunder over his head in a military press and tosses Thunder down on the mat behind him. The crowd cheers Jones after his awesome display of power. Jones follows up on the prone Thunder with a series of clubbing forearms to Thunder's face and chest. Jones pulls Thunder up and whips him hard into the corner. Jones charges in for a splash, but Thunder moves out of the way and Jones crashes hard into the turnbuckles. Thunder takes a moment to catch his breath before going back on the offensive. Thunder props Jones up in the corner and goes to work on Jones' torso with a variety of martial arts kicks. Thunder completes the combination with a roundhouse kick to the face that knocks Jones down to the canvas. Thunder quickly scales the ropes and connects with a shooting star press. Thunder hooks the leg. Jones kicks out after two.
Zach Davis: Thunder with an impressive maneuver off the tope rope and a very near fall right there, Shannan.
Shannan Lerch: Thunder is trying to put this match away early, Zach. I can't blame him. Jones is liable to explode at any moment with everything that he's been through.
Thunder plants Jones in the middle of the ring with a snap DDT. Thunder once again ascends to the top rope. This time Thunder goes for a 450 corkscrew senton, but Jones rolls out of the way. Thunder goes splat onto the canvas like Oprah sitting on a milk dud. Jones slowly climbs to his feet and seizes the advantage. Jones pummels Thunder with a combination of right and left hands. Jones finishes off the exchange with a bionic elbow, courtesy of the not late but always great Dusty Rhodes, that sends Thunder crashing down to the cold, hard mat below. Jones pulls Thunder back up by his beautiful head of hair and levels him with a cradle piledriver. Jones makes the cover. Thunder kicks out after two. Jones picks Thunder up and this time brutalizes him with a fisherman's suplex. Jones makes another cover. Thunder once again kicks out after two. Jones is not pleased. He whips Thunder into the corner and Thunder's spine almost snaps like a Slim Jim upon impact with the turnbuckles. Jones whips Thunder into the opposite turnbuckles and the impact is so hard that Thunder immediately collapses in the corner. Jones punishes Thunder with a repetition of right hands as the crowd counts along to 10. Jones continues his advantage by setting up Thunder on the ropes. Jones hooks him up and takes him down to the mat with a superplex. Jones hooks the leg. Thunder somehow summons the strength to kick out just before the three count.
Zach Davis: Jones almost had the win right there. Give Thunder credit for having the wherewithal to kick out.
Shannan Lerch: Thunder is tougher than most people give him credit for. I once saw him take a beating from a hobo with a $2 tube steak and good old Thunder just walked out of there like the whole thing never happened!
Jones is clearly frustrated by his inability to finish off Thunder. Jones climbs out of the ring and grabs a metal folding chair from the ringside area. Jones climbs back into the ring with the chair in hand. Jones waits for Thunder to stand up and makes like he's about to hit Thunder with the chair, but the referee intervenes. Jones argues with the referee, allowing Thunder to gain his second wind. Thunder catches Jones by surprise and dropkicks the chair right into Jones' face. Thunder quickly makes the cover and hooks the leg. Jones kicks out after two. Thunder whips Jones into the ropes. Thunder takes Jones down with a vicious looking dragon screw leg whip. Man, that looked like it could have hyperextended Jones' knee. Jones is down on the mat and clutching at his knee. Thunder hits a springboard legdrop right on top of Jones' injured knee. Thunder stomps away at Jones' knee and then locks him in a half Boston crab. Jones is screaming out in pain and speaking in some weirdo Gaelic tongues, kind of like Rowdy Piper that one time. Jones is desperately fighting for everything that he's worth trying to reach the ropes and break the hold. Every fan in the stands is on their feet cheering encouragement for Jones. Jones makes one last final grasp, he reaches out... and grabs the ropes!! Jones breaks the hold!!
Zach Davis: Jones reached the ropes! That's an amazing display of tenacity by Lawnmower Jones!
Shannan Lerch: He had to dig deep that time, Zach. I'm sure that in the back of his mind he's thinking about Lonnie. He wants to win this match for her.
Thunder is pissed like a motherfreaker. Thunder releases the hold and he goes after the referee! Thunder gets in the ref's face and starts calling him every name in the book. Little does Thunder realize, Jones is hulking up right behind him! Jones is feeding off of the energy of every fan in the building! Thunder finally turns his attention back to Jones. Jones floors Thunder with a running clothesline! Jones floors Thunder with two running clotheslines! Jones floors Thunder with a third running clothesline! Jones is shaking the ropes like a madman A.K.A. the Ultimate Warrior! Jones signals for the Rev The Engine! Jones goes for it, but Thunder hits a low blow. Jones immediately drops to the mat and clutches his wiener. The crowd boos, but Thunder casually flips them off. Thunder goes to work on Jones. Thunder drills Jones with a running Tiger bomb in the middle of the ring and makes the cover. Jones barely kicks out after two. Thunder hits Jones with a springboard cutter and then signals that it's time to go up top. Thunder hits Jones with a frog splash and makes the cover. Jones once again kicks out just before the count of 3. Thunder hits a float-over butterfly suplex and follows that with a reverse Russian legsweep. Thunder makes the cover. Jones barely kicks out after the two count.
Zach Davis: Jones is a very tough man, but he can't possibly take much more of this punishment, Shannan.
Shannan Lerch: It doesn't look good right now, Zach. I've seen one-legged men in ass kicking contests that were more competitive than this.
The fans cheer encouragement toward Jones as he's sprawled out on the canvas like a French Canadian at a pie-eating contest. Thunder mocks the crowd and then pats his booty, telling them that's where they can kiss it. Thunder goes back to work on Jones with a running, leaping knee drop to the cranium. Thunder makes a cover, Jones kicks out after two. Thunder whips Jones into the turnbuckles but Jones no-sells the move! Jones is hulking up one more time! The crowd rises to its feet as Jones no-sells right hands from Thunder. Jones fights back with some rights of his own and knocks Thunder on his ass! Jones is fired up now. He whips Thunder into the ropes and connects with a spear. Jones goes for a powerbomb, but Thunder manages to slip out. Thunder kicks Jones in the gut and goes for the Thunder and Lightning but Jones pulls a slip-a-roo of his own. Jones kicks Thunder in the midsection and hits the Rev The Engine! Jones makes the cover!
Zach Davis: Jones wins this match after a brilliant final exchange with Thunder! What a miraculous comeback victory for Lawnmower Jones!
Shannan Lerch: Lonnie will be pleased by this result, Zach. Jones and Lonnie are gonna be partying with some WD-40 in that hospital room tonight!
Jones' theme music is heard around the arena. The referee raises Jones' hand in victory as the crowd cheers.
Danny Vice vs Conrad Howell vs Bobby Cairo
“In bed with quinsy” by Albannach starts to play; the crowd gives a mixed reaction, as Conrad Howell walks out to the center of the entrance. Conrad sticks his arms out to the side and tilts his head to look up. After a few seconds of posing, Conrad's Bodyguard joins him and they both make their way to the ring. Conrad stops at the ring side area, starts bouncing from one foot to the other in sync with the drums, then slides in the ring as his Bodyguard walks around the outside.
Zach Davis: Conrad has recently been feuding with JJ Biggs for the TV Title. I certainly think that Howell has what it takes to wear championship gold someday soon, how about you, Shannan?
Shannan Lerch: Doesn't Conrad look more like a Duncan?
Zach Davis: What the hell are you talking about?
Shannan Lerch: Conrad looks like his name should be Duncan instead of Conrad.
Zach Davis: I suppose that he could be a Duncan, or possibly even a Chester.
Shannan Lerch: Chester? Are you crazy? Chester is the name of a kid who wears a French beret and goes lingerie shopping with his mommy. Chester? Ha!
"Faint" by Linkin Park hits the speakers as the lights of the arena go out for several seconds. Two spotlights shine at the top of the ramp where Danny "The Vagrant" Vice stands. He is dressed in black long tights, and a long black leather jacket. He looks to his left and right as the crowd cheers, but his eyes give off almost a look of paranoia. He walks to the ring with a dead stare towards the center of the ring before sliding under the bottom rope. He climbs the top rope and lifts a single fist in the air as a “V” pyro hits behind him.
Zach Davis: Danny Vice has been having some hard times lately. First, his sister Janie turned on him and sided with his arch enemy Thunder. Then, just last night, Danny was attempting to supersize his value meal at McDonalds and they charged him the extra 39 cents but forgot to give him his extra large fries!
Shannan Lerch: That's absolutely terrible, Zach! That's why I always check the bag before I pull out of the drive through!
Pyrotechnics explode at the top of the ramp, the lights in the arena flicker. "11 Dreams" by Mercenary echoes throughout the building and the crowd immediately boos. Bobby Cairo appears at the top of the ramp and the crowd boos even louder. Cairo slowly walks down to the ring with no expression on his face as middle fingers go up all around the arena.
Zach Davis: This guy Cairo makes Charles Manson seem like a well-adjusted member of society.
Shannan Lerch: I have to admit, Bobby hasn't exactly been himself since returning to WCF. First he kidnapped Lonnie, then he attempted to kill Lonnie, and then he told me that my butt looks big in these jeans!
Zach Davis: I think your butt looks great in those jeans, Shannan.
Shannan Lerch: Then why don't you kiss it, Zach?
The bell rings to start the match. Cairo challenges Vice and Howell to an impromptu jumping jack contest. Vice and Howell accept Cairo's challenge and all three men begin simultaneously doing jumping jacks. After a few moments, Cairo stops jumping and catches both of his opponents by surprise with a double clothesline. Cairo cackles like a madman after outwitting Vice and Howell. Vice and Howell both get up and Cairo attempts another double clothesline, but Vice and Howell duck and knock Cairo over the top rope with a double dropkick. Howell and Vice turn their attention to each other. Vice charges at Howell, but Howell plants him with a spinebuster in the middle of the ring. Howell follows up with a gutwrench suplex and covers Vice. Vice kicks out after two. While Vice is lying on the mat, Howell walks over to the ropes. Howell launches himself from the top rope and hits a springboard legdrop on Vice. Howell makes the cover. Vice kicks out after two. Cairo creeps back into the ring and waits in the corner for Howell to turn around. Howell does turns around and Cairo nearly decapitates him with a superkick. Cairo picks up Howell and hits him with a rolling fireman's carry slam then makes a cover. Howell kicks out after two. Vice is back up to his feet and he goes after Cairo. Vice hits Cairo with a spinning heel kick. Vice pulls Cairo up by his hair and plants him with a running bulldog. Vice makes the cover. Cairo kicks out after two. Howell is back up and he charges Vice with a clothesline attempt. Vice ducks Howell's clothesline, Howell stops dead in his tracks and turns around toward Vice. Vice stuns Howell with a brutal double-eye poke and nails him with a snap DDT. Vice makes the cover. Cairo runs over and breaks up the pin. Cairo attacks Vice with clubbing forearms to the back of Vice's head. Cairo whips Vice hard into the turnbuckles. Vice immediately grabs his back and screams out in pain. Cairo is all over Vice in the corner with a pair of European uppercuts that would make William Regal blush. Howell surprises Cairo from behind with a roundhouse kick to the back. Cairo crumples into a pile on the mat. Howell builds up a head of steam and charges Vice in the corner, but Vice back-bodydrops Howell over the top rope and down to the floor.
Zach Davis: Holy guacamole, Conrad Howell might be dead! This is exactly the sort of fast-paced and exciting action that we expected from these three great athletes!
Shannan Lerch: In this type of environment where you're facing two opponents, you have to be aware of your surroundings at all times. I was in a dark alley last week in Vegas and these two guys tried to steal my purse but I managed to cut them open with a shard of broken glass.
Zach Davis: Oh my god, are you okay, Shannan?
Shannan Lerch: Yeah, they didn't hurt me or anything. They were Puerto Rican, so their bark was much worse then their bite.
Howell's Bodyguard checks on him to make sure that he's still alive. Vice takes a moment to catch his breath and then sets his sights on Cairo. Vice runs toward Cairo and levels him with a devastating Shining Wizard. Cairo writhes in pain on the mat. Vice quickly positions himself in the corner and hits Cairo with a double springboard moonsault. Vice makes the cover. Howell slides into the ring and breaks up the pin. Howell whips Vice into the ropes and takes him down with a drop toe hold. Howell locks the fallen Vice into the STF. Vice screams in pain as Howell increases the pressure and yells at Vice to tap out. As Vice struggles to reach the ropes and break Howell's hold, Cairo is recovering in the corner. Cairo shakes loose the cobwebs and sneaks up behind Howell. Cairo grabs Howell and locks him into the crossface chickenwing as Howell has Vice locked into the STF. Vice and Howell both scream out in agony as Cairo laughs maniacally like a squirrel with a pair of juicy nuts.
Zach Davis: This is truly as bizarre a scene as I've ever witnessed inside of a wrestling ring, and I was watching the night that Triple H said "I'm bi a lot of things, but lingual isn't one of them" so I've seen some strange things!
Shannan Lerch: This almost reminds me of the mating ritual of the spotted Canadian moose. If Cairo starts making a sort of dry heaving sound, that means that he's pregnant.
The pain of being locked in Cairo’s chickenwing overwhelms Howell and he finally releases Vice from the STF. Cairo screams like a mad Backlund and wraps his legs around Howell to secure an even firmer grip on Howell. Howell squirms around in a desperate bid to escape, but Cairo continues to apply pressure. The referee checks to see if Howell wants to quit, but Howell refuses. Howell continues to fight the hold. He musters his energy and frantically reaches out for the ropes. He falls just short of reaching the ropes and his body slowly begins to go limp. The referee checks Howell's arm. He raises Howell's arm once and lets it go. It falls to the mat. The ref raises Howell's arm a second time and lets it go. It falls to the mat. The ref raises Howell's arm a third time and Vice runs over at the last second to break up the hold.
Zach Davis: That could have been the end of the match right there, but Danny Vice swooped in and made the save! Remember, folks, the first man to score a pinfall or submission wins this match!
Shannan Lerch: That's right, Zach. This is the bogus WWE rules, where the first combatant to score a fall wins the match, not the kickass ECW rules where you had to eliminate both of your opponents to win.
Zach Davis: I think these rules are just fine, Shannan. It keeps all three competitors on their toes and ready for anything.
Shannan Lerch: Yeah, right. And I suppose you also think that St. Anger is better than Master of Puppets?
Zach Davis: I thought that St. Anger was a brilliant album, not better or worse than Master of Puppets, just different.
Vice goes to work on Cairo with a Northern Lights suplex followed by a Death Valley driver. Vice hushes the crowd with his finger, which everybody knows is the signal for the Outkast. Vice stands poised in the corner and waits for Cairo to stand up. Cairo slowly pulls himself to his feet and immediately gets creamed by the Outkast. Vice pulls Cairo to the middle of the ring and then climbs to the top rope. Vice goes flying throw the air and comes down on Cairo with his trademark Halo maneuver. Vice hooks Cairo's leg and the ref makes the count. Howell intervenes just before the three count to break up the pin. Vice is absolutely furious, but Howell doesn't really care. He blasts Vice with a punch, elbow and kick combo that knocks Vice to the mat. Howell pulls Vice up by his hair and drills him in the middle of the ring with the Pallbearer. Howell quickly covers Vice. Vice kicks out after two. Howell tries to set Vice up for the Quick Drop With A Sudden Stop, but Vice shakes free. Vice kicks Howell in the midsection and plants him with an inverted underhook DDT. Vice ascends to the top rope and waits for Howell to get up. Howell stands up and turns around. Vice greets him with a missile dropkick. Vice makes the cover. Howell kicks out after two.
Zach Davis: Another near-fall right there and Vice is in control of this match right now, Shannan.
Shannan Lerch: You're damn skippy, Zach. Vice is dominating Howell right now and Cairo is passed out on the mat like a Frenchman at a Turkish bathhouse. It’s Vice's match to lose, but we all know how abruptly these things can change.
Zach Davis: That’s very true, Shannan. In fact, it reminds me of when you thought you were gonna land that anchor job at CNN and instead you ended up working here!
Shannan Lerch: Thank you for reminding me of that, Zach. It's not like I already think about that every moment that I'm sitting here next to you. By the way, if somebody keys your car tonight after the show, it wasn't me!
Vice whips Howell into the corner. Vice tries to follow up with a flying splash in the corner, but Howell catches him in mid-air. Howell gets a running head start and slams Vice hard to the mat. Howell picks Vice up and drills him with the Quick Drop With A Sudden Stop. Howell makes the cover. Cairo wakes up and makes a dramatic save at the last second to break up the pin. Cairo goes on the offensive and nails Howell with the rolling German suplexes. Cairo taunts the crowd with the throat-slit gesture and then buries Howell with the Loco Vuelo.
Zach Davis: Loco Vuelo! That could be it!
Suddenly a roar goes up from the crowd.
Shannan Lerch: What the heck? Why is the crowd cheering?
Lawnmower Jones is charging down the aisle and he's got his eyes locked on Cairo!
Zach Davis: By gawd, Lawnmower Jones is in the building and he's gonna get him some of Cairo!
Shannan Lerch: I hope that Cairo has his personal affairs in order, Zach. He promised me that I can have his pet goldfish Floppy when he dies and I think that Jones just might take care of that!
Jones hits the ring and he goes right after Cairo. Jones takes Cairo down with the Thesz press and unloads a flurry of punches upon Cairo's ultra-soft cranium. The referee tries to pulls Jones off of Cairo, but Jones tosses the referee aside like so much belly button lint. Jones whips Cairo into the ropes and knocks his block off with a vicious spear that shakes the very foundation of the ring. The crowd is going absolutely nuts. Jones tries to whip Cairo into the ropes, but Cairo reverses it. Jones ducks a Cairo clothesline attempt and takes Cairo down with a flying shoulder tackle. Jones shakes the ropes just like Warrior used to do and Batista later ripped off. Jones hoists Cairo up over his head with a military press and tosses him over the top rope, down to the floor. Jones climbs out the ring and pulls the weary Cairo up by his hair. Jones pummels Cairo with punch after punch and drags Cairo into the stands. The fans take turns smacking Cairo around with beer bottles and loaded purses as security tries to separate everybody.
Zach Davis: It's total pandemonium outside of the ring! It looks like everybody in the stands is eager to take a shot at Cairo!
Shannan Lerch: Everybody wants to be a star, Zach. And everybody who can't be a star wants to punch a star. It's basic human nature.
As Jones, Cairo and the fans have fun in the stands, Howell and Vice are coming to their senses inside of the ring. Howell knocks Vice to the mat with a high knee strike. Howell climbs to the top rope and hits Vice with the Crescent Moon. Howell hooks Vice's leg and gets a very near fall, but Vice kicks out. Howell stands poised in the corner and waits for Vice. Vice slowly stands up and Howell attempts a super kick, but Vice ducks. Vice kicks Howell in the midsection and hits the Rejection. Vice makes the cover.
Zach Davis: Danny Vice wins the match from out of nowhere! What an unbelievable finish to an unpredictable match!
Shannan Lerch: You're not kidding, Zach. This match was like a rollercoaster ride and Vice had to work extra hard to earn this victory.
"Faint" by Linkin Park hits the speakers. The referee raises the arm of the victorious Danny Vice and the crowd cheers loudly.
Hardcore Title Match
Outcast vs Skyler Striker
''God of Thunder'' hits and Outcast walks out. He points to his NCW shirt halfway down the ring. He slides into the ring and takes off his shirt, holding it up for everyone to see before putting it back on.
Shannan Lerch: As much as I support someone taking down Striker, I don’t want to see Outcast do it. Who wants any of our Championships to become NCW?
Zach Davis: He’s already done it with the People’s Championship.
Shannan Lerch: That doesn’t count.
“Fallen, broken. Simply dissolved into an incomplete thought. An empty shell, cracked, and disfigured. With no remorse, I have been blinded by the darkness. With no disdain, I have received my punishment. And with no haste, I await them.”
After the words finish, the music of “Fallen Angels” by Ra kicks in as a bright white light flashes over the arena and fades to black again. The lights continue quickly changing between black and white as Skyler Striker enters the stage. He walks down towards the ring dressed in the usual black, unbuttoned shirt and the torn maroon pants. He slides into the ring and as the chorus hits, Skyler spreads his arms in a crucifix pose. He holds this, looking into the crowd, and then goes to the turnbuckle, repeating the crucifix pose. The lights return to normal as Skyler jumps down and the music fades.
Zach Davis: And here comes Striker. He’s got to be one of the top candidates to win the War.
Shannan Lerch: We’ll see by the end of the night.
Striker turns to Outcast and holds his Championship in the air, and the ref takes it away. The bell rings and Outcast immediately rushes at Striker, who turns back from the ref to receive a clothesline. Outcast goes down for a pin already, 1..no, kickout by Striker. Outcast pulls Striker to his feet and delivers a hard right, followed by a left and then another right. As Striker stumbles, Outcast hits the ropes and comes back with a hard clothesline which pushes Striker to the mat again. Outcast goes for another quick pin, 1..no, another kickout. Outcast drags Striker to his feet again and pokes him square in the eyes. The ref comes to admonish Outcast, but Outcast scares him off and grabs Striker by the arms, delivering a tigerbomb to him.
Zach Davis: The size difference has to be a factor here. Outcast is 6’6”, 350 and Striker is 5’11” and 220. It’s an incredible difference in perspective.
Shannan Lerch: So what? Everyone goes up against bigger opponents at some point in time.
Outcast goes for another pin, 1..2no, Striker kicks out. Outcast gets slightly frustrated and gestures at the ref for three, but Striker uses the time to regain some breath. Outcast pulls Striker to his feet and throws a right at him, but Striker throws one back. The crowd get behind Striker as he blocks the next right from Outcast and throws another one back. A third right from Striker knocks Outcast to the ground this time and Striker goes to the outside, grabbing a steel chair. He rolls back into the ring and as Outcast gets to his feet, Striker drives the edge of the chair into his stomach. Outcast doubles over, winded, and Striker slams the chair into his back this time, and outcast collapses face first to the mat. Striker holds the chair up high and the crowd cheer seeing the dent.
Zach Davis: Look at that! Striker still has power in those arms.
Shannan Lerch: Why are you so pro-Striker, anyway? What did he ever do?
Zach Davis: He deserves the cheers he’s getting! Since he’s been here, Striker has been one of the most consistent competitors in the WCF. He’s been a Tag Champ, a Hardcore Champ…
Shannan Lerch: I didn’t ask for his life story.
Striker throws the chair down and pins Outcast, 1..no, Outcast kicks out. Striker pulls him to his feet and hits the ropes, coming back with a kitchen sink. Outcast collapses and Striker continues, hitting the ropes again and this time nailing a baseball slide to the ribs of Outcast. He grabs the chair and sets it on top of Outcast, who is lying face up in the middle of the ring, and jumps to the second rope, nailing a springboard moonsault on top of the chair! Striker receives cheers from the crowd and gets them going louder as he lifts Outcast to his feet, hitting the ropes and nailing a springboard DDT onto the chair!
Zach Davis: Striker gaining serious momentum here.
Shannan Lerch: Can’t last long.
Striker pins Outcast, 1..2no, Outcast kicks out again. Striker rolls to the outside and searches under the ring, pulling out a trashcan. He holds it high, facing the crowd, but as he turns to the ring, Outcast reaches over the top rope and slams the steel chair Striker dropped in the ring into Striker’s head.
Shannan Lerch: Now THAT’S a way to stop momentum. Outcast takes advantage again.
Zach Davis: The size coming into play again with those big arms of Outcast reaching over the rope.
Striker collapses from the force of the shot and Outcast goes to the outside, throwing Striker into the ring. He grabs the trashcan and throws that in as well, setting it up right in the middle if the ring. Outcast then grabs Striker and sits him on the top turnbuckle, before climbing up himself.
Zach Davis: This isn’t going to end well either way.
Shannan Lerch: What either way? Outcast is going to come out on top of this move!
Outcast grabs Striker and throws him back in the air with a superplex from the top rope, putting Striker’s back onto the trashcan and crushing it. Outcast lands perfectly and rolls to his feet, going to the rope closest to the entrance and yelling ‘come on, come on! Now!’.
Zach Davis: What’s he doing?
Shannan Lerch: I think we’re about to see someone rather familiar.
The same ‘fan’ that attacked Striker last week comes out from the entranceway and rushes into the ring. Outcast points upwards and the ‘fan’ ascends, going to the top turnbuckle and writing ‘E.L.E’ in the air with his finger.
Shannan Lerch: ELE? That’s former NCW star AJ Jam’s finisher!
Zach Davis: Extinction Level Event coming through! This is not supposed to happen!
The fan jumps into the air and spreads for a five star frog splash, but right before he hits, we hear ‘NOW, FATHER!’ over the P.A.! Jade Striker is at the entrance and Skyler follows her command, moving out of the way and letting the fan hit the trash can instead!
Zach Davis: Striker outsmarts Outcast! He’s been doing his homework!
Shannan Lerch: Finally we can reveal this ‘fan’!
Striker stands and grabs Outcast, nailing the Final Revelation on him and going for the cover, 1..2..3!!
Zach Davis: Striker wins! The Hardcore Championship is still his!
Shannan Lerch: Reveal the fan! Do it!
Striker rolls out of the ring and grabs his Hardcore Championship as ‘Fallen Angels’ plays over the PA. Striker stands at the entrance and writes WAR with his finger as the crowd cheer. Outcast takes the ‘fan’ and quickly jumps over the barricade with him, taking him out via the crowd as Striker watches him leave with a grin on his face.
Zach Davis: Well, we didn’t see the identity of that ‘fan’, but we know that he’s not unbeatable.
Shannan Lerch: And unfortunately, Striker now looks extremely strong going into War VII.
The Brawl Ends
Zach Davis: I've just received word that we're going to go live to our cameramen outside of the arena where they've picked up Logan and Blades, still fighting.
The feed cuts away from inside the arena to a darkened car park. The purposes for turning to this new venue are made clear when we catch a shot of Logan's head bouncing against a car bonnet. This is with Blades' help of course. The usually vacant abode for inactive cars and transients is bursting with activity with the two wrestlers being followed by road agents, referees with one carrying the World Title, medics and fans. Logan falls backwards as his foreheads impacts against the red chrome. Blades falls to his knees attempting to catch some air in his lungs. Failing to do so at any considerable level, Blades begins to check the security of the doors finding them locked and then trying to force them from the hinges in frustration. As Logan picks himself up, he charges Blades who in turn tries to drive his head through the passenger window of a nearby sedan. Logan prevents this effort with a fist to his chin and slips from his attacker's grip. Blades falls against the door before becoming overwhelmed with anger and forcing the skull of a nearby referee through the window.
Shannan Lerch: Well, I suppose that's something to do if you've lost your keys.
Jack throws the defenestrated referee away from the glass and uses the new entrance to the car to open the front door. As he does so, he finds himself forced around by a reinvigorated Logan who flies backwards, changing Jack's grin into grimace, with an impressive Impact Style. As Logan lands undesirably onto concrete, the fans applaud his willingness to sacrifice safety to harm Jack of Blades. Logan, perhaps driven by the fans rare appreciation for him, raises himself to his feet with new contrition and moves over to Blades who is hung against the car door. Opening the vehicle's passenger door up and throwing Blades' favoured arm into the crevice before forcing the door back onto it. Blades roars in pain and begins to roll on the floor rubbing some feeling back into his injured limb. Logan responds with a kick to the chest and throwing him through some nearby doors and into the elevator lobby. Logan follows suit and catches Blades with numerous kicks and elbows. Due to the small space in which Logan and Blades are now trying to kill each other within, security has now problems holding out any alien entities. This angers the crowd somewhat as many miss the large kick that Logan prepared that almost drove out Jack's mandible.
Zach Davis: It seems as if someone, Logan, has finally taken control.
Logan keeps bringing kicks down into Jack's weakened arm drawing all the life out of him. Blades in a moment of desperation simply throws his arms at The Face of Treachery trying to get any momentum back he can. They either miss or fail to phase the concentrated Logan. One, however, does manage to hit the series of buttons installed onto the wall. After a few seconds, the elevator doors swing open as a direct results. Blades, in turn, picks up the fire extinguisher hanging nearby and smashes it against Logan's skull. The crowd reacts emphatically to the impact of the metal canister against Logan's face as he is forced backwards, seemingly concussed. Blades soon follows up by spearing Logan once more into the open elevator and out of sight. The cameraman quickly speeds up his effort to capture the fight but the metal doors shut obscuring any further view. The elevator begins to move downwards causing the cameramen, WCF staff and fans to charge through the room and down the stairs to catch it up.
Shannan Lerch: They're heading down.
The cameraman, at the front of the crowd, races down the stairs and to a lower level of the complex. Forcing his way to the area where the elevators are situated, he points his camera hoping to capture the two trying to throttle one another. However, he is too late as the doors have already opened and nobody has made their way out of the elevator yet. As more people arrive, a figure falls from the elevator and swaggers with fatigue. Taking the World Title from a referee, the figure, revealed to be Jack, falls against a nearby wall and collapses in exhaustion. The cameraman moves to the open elevator where Logan is seated in the corner, tired and quashed from his efforts this night. Although, seemingly unaware of his surroundings, the eyes of Logan point themselves at Jack of Blades by what appears to be instinct. As medics surround both men, the cameraman returns back to Jack of Blades, who is lying on the floor, clutching onto his World Title, victorious in escaping Logan, on a different plane of existence.
Zach Davis: These two men will fight tooth and nail at War, with Seth Lerch as the guest referee. The World Title hangs in the balance. See you Sunday!
With both champion and competitor physically prevented from continuing their campaign to bifurcate one another before their match, Slam ends.