Sunday Slam Intro
Danny Vice/Skyler Striker Confrontation
Bishop/Priest vs Reckless Jack/Jay Williams
Danny Vice/Mike Ragnal vs Bobby Cairo/Johnny Craven
Team NCW vs Team nCw
Johnny Craven Segment
World Title: Creeping Death vs Skyler Striker
Sunday Slam Intro
Sitting by M83 blasts over the PA system as Sunday Slam once again is broadcast throughout the world. The fans roar, the pyro blasts and other wrestling intro cliches.
Zach Davis: Welcome to Slam! I'm Zach Davis, as always, here with Shannan Lerch.
Shannan Lerch: Last stop before Timebomb, Zach.
Zach Davis: Is it just me, or do we have a PPV every two weeks lately? Geez.
Shannan Lerch: Well tonight we've got a huge World Title match on tap, as we will every night until Explosion when Bobby Cairo gets his shot. Tonight we have Creeping Death facing Skyler Striker.
Zach Davis: Striker is one week away from his battle with Thunder in his Pyramid match. Creeping Death is one week away from his Hardcore Title shot with Danny Vice... and of course, Danny Vice has called Skyler Striker out tonight. Intriguing.
Shannan Lerch: We've got a Team NCW vs Team nCw match. Team NCW will be Outcast, Merc, and Davey Ortega, while Team nCw will be Davey Boone and Team Xtreme.
Zach Davis: Funny having that match on a WCF show. Too bad we don't have a Team WCF. No one gets along.
Shannan Lerch: Danny Vice and Mike Ragnal have been paired to face Bobby Cairo and Johnny Craven. Vice is involved in a Triple Threat match at the PPV with Craven, and Ragnal is getting a shot at Bobby Cairo's Television Title.
Zach Davis: And the number one contenders for the Tag Titles, Reckless Jack and Jay Williams, are in action against the team of Bishop and Priest.
Shannan Lerch: We haven't seen them for a while! A true blast from WCF's past, former WCF Tag Champions. Time for action.
Danny Vice/Skyler Striker Confrontation
The lights go out in the arena as the crowd begins to emit electricity from their anticipation. The opening notes of "Map of the Problematique" by Muse hits the speakers to a huge ovation from the crowd.
Shannan Lerch: God I hate this guy.
The lights flash several times before coming on full showing Danny "The Vagrant" Vice and his brother Jimmy standing a top the ramp. Danny raises his arms to his sides, exciting the crowd as he feeds off of them like they feed off of him. He wears his WCF Hardcore title around his waist proudly, rubbing his hands across it to push the crowd further into a frenzy. He rushes to the ring and slides in before climbing the turnbuckle and posing with both arms over his head. Two huge "V" pyros explode in the ring before Danny jumps down and requests a microphone from the ring announcer.
Danny Vice: I said last week I would be back, and for good reason. Skyler Striker. The Fatebringer. The Fury Crusader. The Ace of Hearts. And most importantly, the WCF World Champion. I said I was happy for him. I talked about our storied past. I said that the WCF has been changed because of the blood, sweat, tears, anger, hate, and fear we left in this ring. And now, thanks to good ole Lerch, the WCF Championship Series will give yours truly a shot at that very WCF World Title. It may be Skyler, Creeping Death, or that ass pirate Thunder that I will face for it, but sooner or later that World Title will of course settle around the waist of The Vagrant. But that’s neither here nor there, because last week I said I expected to see Skyler in this very ring, and so far...
"Fallen Angels" by Ra hits the speakers and the WCF crowd explodes.
Danny Vice: ...And there he is.
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, the World Championship around his waist. He slides into the ring and as the chorus fades out.
Danny Vice: Now this is how I like to see it. Danny Vice and Skyler Striker. Each wearing some gold, but more importantly face to face in the ring. Skyler, you’ve done quite a bit for yourself in the last few weeks. Beat Jack of Blades for yet another title, the World Title nevertheless. Then you take down Biohazard. Now you’re preparing for Creeping Death, myself, Thunder, Davey Boone, Bobby Cairo, Outcast...I mean the list does look daunting. I mean, if anyone can handle it, it’s you.
Skyler Striker: I didn’t come here to listen to you rant, Vice. What do you want?
Danny Vice’s face changes from playful to serious.
Danny Vice: You, Skyler. I want you...
Striker drops his microphone as he prepares for a fight.
Danny Vice: ...and I to shake hands, and join forces.
Zach Davis: What?
Shannan Lerch: This could quite possibly make me puke. I thought at least they’d fight.
Danny Vice: Think about it. You said last week yourself you owed me for helping you at Blast. You were even considering me for a World Title shot at Timebomb. But I don’t want that, I don’t need that...yet. I’m sure my time will come, but I want you to know that you and me - we’re on the same page. We’ve been through a lot, and there is no-one, not one person besides you in this company that truly knows me. And after a lot of soul searching, and the different roads we’ve each taken to get here, there’s just no better way to wrap this up than being on the same side. You’ve got a lot on your plate the next two months, far too much for one man to handle alone, or even with his daughter – sorry, daughters. So take my extension of friendship, Skyler. I’ll watch your back, you watch mine, and we both might get out of this with our championships intact.
Vice drops his microphone and extends his hand.
Zach Davis: If I was Striker, I wouldn’t - not with the past those two have had. Not with the ladder matches, the hardcore bouts, the Extreme Hell in a Cell. There’s no trusting that man.
Striker contemplates this briefly, before picking his microphone off the floor and smiling.
Skyler Striker: Vice, you’re one of the sneakiest people I know. You could backstab me – and you’ve done it before – at any second. But this time, I trust you. You’re right in almost every way, so my answer is yes. Let’s do this.
The crowd cheer in excitement as Vice and Striker shake hands, sealing the deal.
Zach Davis: Well, it’s settled now. Vice and Striker are in this as partners this time.
Shannan Lerch: Vice’s turn in the World Series will come soon, Zach. They’ll turn, trust me.
Vice heads backstage as Striker stays in the ring.
Skyler Striker: Well, I said I’d talk about the Pyramid match, so I will. Thunder, make sure you’re paying attention. Basic ring. Crowd barricades are going to be moved back five METRES. Don’t worry, extra seating will be provided for you guys. Where those crowd barricades normally are, a new set of barricades are going to be set up at apron height – made of steel. Solid steel. Here’s my favourite bit – a thirty foot tall bulletproof glass pyramid is going to be set up on top of the steel barricades, leaving no escape route. This unbreakable glass pyramid has one extra level which will be set up ten feet above the top of the ring structure. There will be an entryway there via climbing a special ladder set up on the pyramid. Once again, bulletproof, unbreakable, just a solid wrestling floor. The glass cannot be broken. A couple of platforms, too, for high flying moves. But wait – there’s more.
Zach Davis: Oh my God.
Skyler Striker: A couple of hardcore weapons are going to be scattered around the ring, which is in its normal position. However, the ring canvas is going to be the bottom side of a cube – a glass cube. This glass IS breakable. The cube is ten feet above the canvas. The four sides of this glass cube surround the turnbuckles. So, Thunder, this is what I’ve designed for you.
Shannan Lerch: Nasty stuff.
Zach Davis: I’m sure it will be even more horrible in person.
Skyler Striker: Thunder, I’ll meet you next-
From nowhere, Thunder launches himself over a crowd barricade, sledgehammer in hand, and slides behind Striker, delivering the sledge right to Striker’s stomach. He hits another blow over Striker’s back and then drives the sledgehammer once more into Striker’s torso before dropping it and smiling. He grabs Striker’s microphone off the canvas.
Thunder: Striker, if you’re even still ALIVE after Creeping Death faces you tonight, you’re on. I’ll see you at Payback.
‘Money’ hits and Thunder leaves the ring, Striker being attended to by medics.
Bishop/Priest vs Reckless Jack/Jay Williams
Bishop and Priest walk down to the ring as the crowd cheers for the returning duo.
Zach Davis: Here comes a very old tag team in WCF History.
Shannan Lerch: Never thought I'd see these guys back in a WCF ring again.
The arena goes dark as the opening to Hatebreed's "To The Threshold" fills the arena. Pyro explodes as Jay Williams appears on one side of the stage and Reckless Jack appears on the other side, head banging to the song. The two meet in the middle of the stage and bump chests. Amy Skye-Williams follows the duo as the crowd is cheering loudly. Reckless Jack and Jay Williams make their way down to the ring, slapping the hands of the fans along the way as they sing along with "To The Threshold" As they get to the ringside area, Reckless Jack gets on his knees and throws his arms out as Jay Williams does the same. Red pyro shoots along the rampway as Reckless Jack gets back to his feet. Both men hop up onto the ring apron as Reckless Jack enters the ring and heads the turnbuckle closest to him and throws his arms out again as Jay Williams acknowledges the fan's love for him. As Jay Williams enters the ring, Reckless Jack hops off the turnbuckle and heads to the one opposite from him and throws his arms out again as Jay Williams goes onto the other turnbuckle and throws his arms out again as Reckless Jack crouches down. Jay Williams gets down and stands next to Reckless Jack, both men ready to rumble.
Shannan Lerch: Although it wasn't touched on last week, congrats to Amy Skye Williams on her pregnancy.
Zach Davis: I just hope we don't see the cliched miscarriage in about four months.
As soon as the bell rings, Reckless Jack and Jay Williams rush towards Bishop and Priest. They both hit flying forearms knocking the former tag champs out of the ring. Bishop and Priest get back to their feet as Jack and Jay start to jump up and down. They run off the ropes and fly to the outside. Jack hits a No Hands Somersault Plancha on Priest as Jay hits a Tope Con Hilo on Bishop. The crowd cheers as Jay Williams and Reckless Jack get back to their feet. Jay picks up Bishop and rolls him into the ring. Jack hop ups on the apron as Jay rolls into the ring himself. Bishop gets back to his feet as Jay dropkicks him down to the mat. Jack springboards into a Leg Drop across the throat of Bishop.
Zach Davis: Wow, Reckless Jack and Jay Williams have started off fast.
Shannan Lerch: Not to mention showing some teamwork, I guess.
Priest has gotten back into the ring at this point and runs towards Jack. Jack drops down and legsweeps him down to the mat. Jay follows up with a Somersault Senton from a standing position. Jack tells Jay to go to the top rope. Reckless Jack picks up Priest and hooks him up for a Neckbreaker but stops. Jay flies off with a Frog Splash right as Jack drops down with the Neckbreaker.
Zach Davis: They call that Nothing Remains.
Jay stays on top of Priest and hooks the leg.
Bishop flies from nowhere to break up the count. Reckless Jack elbows Bishop in the stomach. Bishop bends over as Jack scoops him up in a Fireman's Carry. From that position, he delivers A Trigger Full of Promises. As Bishop staggers around on his feet, Jay grabs the Bishop and hits a Front Lungblower!
Shannan Lerch: That would be Trigger Point. These moves look so brutal.
Zach Davis: Agreed.
Reckless Jack goes to the top rope as Jay picks up Priest and hooks him up for the Williams Driver. Jack jumps off the top rope and Double Stomps Priest. Jack then flips his body into a Phoenix Splash onto Bishop as Jay hits the Williams Driver on Priest. The crowd marks out for the move as both men cover, not knowing who is legal.
Reckless Jack and Jay Williams get to their feet and high five each other. Amy gets into the ring and hugs Jay as Reckless Jack goes to the turnbuckle and makes the title motion around his waist. Jay looks into the camera agrees with his partner's assessment.
Zach Davis: Wow, I never expect that to happen. I mean, Bishop and Priest must have been out of wrestling for a while for that to happen.
Shannan Lerch: But now we know what this duo can do in the ring and wow, what a match we should have a Timebomb when they meet the current champions, Team Xtreme.
Danny Vice/Mike Ragnal vs Bobby Cairo/Johnny Craven
The lights begin blinking several different colors as H! VLTG3 by Linkin Park hits. A lightning-like pyro blasts, and Mike Ragnal steps out from the back, with Sasha Pehl at his side, her arms wrapped around his. He walks to the ring, looking out at the thousands in attendance along the way. Sasha lets go of Mike as he rolls into the ring. Mike gets to his feet, and raises a fist high in the air, while Sasha heads to their corner and cheers Mike on.
Zach Davis: Mike Ragnal has not been a very happy camper as of late and I can't blame him. He's had a terrible run of bad luck that has cost him some very big victories.
Shannan Lerch: Yup, lately it sucks to be Ragnal, but tonight he has a chance to build some momentum going into his match against Cairo next week at Timebomb.
The lights go out in the arena as the crowd begins to emit electricity from their anticipation. The opening notes of "Map of the Problematique" by Muse hits the speakers to a huge ovation from the crowd. The lights flash several times before coming on full showing Danny "The Vagrant" Vice and his brother Jimmy standing a top the ramp. Danny raises his arms to his sides, exciting the crowd as he feeds off of them like they feed off of him. He wears his WCF Hardcore title around his waist proudly, rubbing his hands across it to push the crowd further into a frenzy. He rushes to the ring and slides in before climbing the turnbuckle and posing with both arms over his head. Two huge "V" pyros explode in the ring before Danny jumps down and hands the title to the referee before focusing intently on his opponent.
Zach Davis: The Hardcore Champion is damn sure in attendance for this matchup, Shannan! Would you listen to that reaction?!
Shannan Lerch: I'm not going to lie to you, Zach, my panties become an ocean at the mere sight of Danny Vice.
Zach Davis: Hmmm... when did you start wearing panties, young lady?
The lights dim as bells begin to toll very slowly. Then fire erupts from the ramp and entrance as the chorus of "Hey Man Nice Shot" by Filter plays. At this time Johnny Craven comes riding out on a Harley that is black colored with dark red and orange flames on the front, sides, and back. He stops at the top of the ramp to take the cheers all in and then he rides down to the ramp and gets off of his bike. He then enters the ring and climbs all four turnbuckles, raising his arms in the air on each turnbuckle. Then the lights come back on.
Zach Davis: Johnny Craven will be the challenger to Vice next week at Timebomb. He'd like to inflict some punishment on Vice in the lead-up to that match.
Shannan Lerch: Craven is an intimidating man. You know why they call him Texas Red?
Zach Davis: Is it because he's from Texas and he has that pseudo-red looking hair?
Shannan Lerch: Ah yes... you figured it out, eh?
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: The Minister of Misinformation has arrived. This guy is so full of crap you could punch him in the gut and he'd be spitting up shit sandwiches for the next week.
Shannan Lerch: Your jealously is apparent to all of us, Zach. The fact is that Cairo will be defending his Television Title against Ragnal next week at Timebomb and he wants to set the stage with a victory here tonight. He told me that before the show when we were making out in the commissary.
After each man briefly converses with his partner, Vice and Cairo take their places along the apron. The ref signals for the bell and the match is on. Craven and Ragnal lock up. Craven gains the advantage with a knee to the gut followed by a forearm to the throat. Ragnal gasps for air as Craven knocks him down with a short-arm clothesline. Craven whips Ragnal into the ropes, Ragnal ducks the big boot by Craven and hits a flying shoulder tackle. Craven is down. Ragnal hits a double foot stomp on Craven's chest. Ragnal locks Craven in an armbar before driving Craven shoulder-first into the top turnbuckle. Craven drops to one knee but remains trapped in the armbar as Ragnal drives him to the mat with a legdrop across the shoulder. Ragnal switches to a cross-armbreaker/body scissors combination on the mat as Craven struggles to escape. Craven reaches the ropes and the referee instructs Ragnal to relinquish the hold. Ragnal releases the hold. Ragnal whips Craven into the ropes, Craven grabs hold of the top rope to stop his momentum, then charges Ragnal and connects with a stiff-looking Yakuza kick. Craven grabs Ragnal by the throat and tosses him into the turnbuckles. Craven unleashes on Ragnal with a flurry of punches. Craven slings Ragnal over his shoulder and hits a running powerslam. Craven makes the cover. 1...2...Ragnal kicks out. Craven whips Ragnal into the ropes and connects with a running clothesline. Craven stomps away at Ragnal. Craven grabs Ragnal and locks him in a dragon sleeper. Ragnal frantically scrambles and reaches the ropes. The ref tells Craven to break the hold, but Craven refuses and continues to punish Ragnal. The ref does the mandatory 5-count, which finally prompts Craven to relinquish the hold. Craven gives Ragnal a couple more stomps before tagging Cairo into the match. Cairo comes in and picks up where Craven left off stomping away at Ragnal. Cairo whips Ragnal into the ropes and hits a spinning heel kick. Cairo grabs Ragnal's leg and drops a pair of elbows onto Ragnal's exposed knee. Ragnal screams out before kicking Cairo in the groin with his free leg. Cairo drops to his knees and grabs hold of his manhood.
Zach Davis: Cairo's testicles took a pretty good shot from Ragnal.
Shannan Lerch: Cairo doesn't have the biggest unit that I've ever seen, but it's above average and he's definitely feeling it.
Zach Davis: Oh well, at least he won't be able to spread his vile seed around the earth.
Ragnal grabs Cairo and plants him with a gutwrench DDT. Ragnal builds up a head of steam and goes for an Asai moonsault, but Cairo gets his knees up. Cairo tosses Ragnal to the corner and unloads with a series of European uppercuts. Cairo snapmares Ragnal to the mat and follows with a seated dropkick to Ragnal's back. Cairo pulls Ragnal to his feet and hits a Northern Lights suplex into a bridging pin. 1...2...Ragnal kicks out. Cairo whips Ragnal into the ropes; Ragnal reverses it and drills Cairo with a snap spinebuster. Ragnal tries to crawl over to his corner to make the tag to Vice, but Cairo grabs his leg to prevent him from doing so. Ragnal kicks Cairo in the face to free himself and does a front flip to reach the corner before tagging Vice into the match. Vice jumps over the top rope, grabs Cairo by the neck and hits a running bulldog. Craven charges into the ring and is quickly disposed of by a Vice standing dropkick, which sends Craven reeling to the floor. Vice grabs Cairo and sets him up in a seated position on the top rope. Vice positions himself on the ropes alongside Cairo before hitting a perfectly executed hurricanrana. Vice makes the cover. 1...2...Cairo kicks out. Vice gets to his feet and stands poised in the corner. Vice charges and hits Cairo with an ultra stiff Shining Wizard. Vice climbs to the top rope and hits Cairo with the Halo. Vice makes the cover. 1...2...Craven makes the save with a boot to the back of Vice's head. Vice whips Cairo into the corner. Vice hits a flying splash on Cairo. Cairo tumbles to the mat. Vice locks Cairo in the Vicelock. Cairo desperately squirms around on the mat and grabs the ropes. Vice breaks the hold and flashes the ref an annoyed look. Vice ties Cairo in the tree of woe and drills him with a baseball slide. Vice picks Cairo up and plants him with a Teardrop suplex. Vice climbs to the top rope and nails Cairo with a diving elbow drop. Vice makes the cover. 1...2...Cairo barely gets his shoulder up before the 3-count. Vice whips Cairo into the ropes, but Cairo stops short by grabbing the top rope as Vice telegraphs a standing dropkick. Cairo lets go of the ropes and drops to the mat and both men are down.
Zach Davis: The action in the ring has screeched to a halt as both competitors are now looking to tag their partners into this match.
Shannan Lerch: Do you have any predictions on how this will play out, Zach?
Zach Davis: I think that ultimately somebody will tag their partner into the match.
Shannan Lerch: Ok cool.
Each man reaches their partner and makes the tag. Ragnal and Craven both climb into the ring. Ragnal charges Craven, but Craven quickly extends his boot and Ragnal runs face-first into a big boot. Ragnal is staggered, but still standing. He grabs Craven's leg and takes him down with a dragonscrew legwhip. Ragnal goes for the figure four, but Craven shoves him away with his free leg. Craven grabs Ragnal and plants him with a sidewalk slam. Craven goes for the Lights Out, but Ragnal blocks it. Ragnal drops Craven with a reverse STO. Ragnal climbs to the top rope. Ragnal goes for the High Voltage and hits it. Ragnal makes the over on Craven. 1...2...Craven kicks out. Ragnal attempts to whip Craven into the ropes, but Craven reverses it. Ragnal goes for a flying body press. Craven catches Ragnal in mid-air and hits a fallaway slam. Craven sets Ragnal up for a powerbomb. Craven gets Ragnal into the air, but Ragnal suddenly reverses it into a hurricanrana pinning combination. 1...2...Craven barely kicks out in time. Both men are on their feet. Craven cuts Ragnal down with a running lariat. Craven pulls Ragnal up by his hair. Suddenly, Ragnal grapevines Craven's leg and goes for an inside cradle. 1...2...Craven kicks out. Craven is pissed. He jumps to his feet and tries to grab Ragnal by the throat, but Ragnal ducks and sweeps Craven's legs out from under him. Ragnal whips Craven into the corner. Craven hits hard against the turnbuckles and the impact causes him to stagger out to the middle of the ring. Ragnal kicks Craven in the midsection and picks him up for the Ragnalrok. Suddenly, Cairo charges into the ring with his TV Title belt in hand. Ragnal sees Cairo and drops Craven to the mat. Vice also enters the ring and goes after Cairo. Cairo attempts to hit Ragnal with the belt, but Ragnal ducks and instead Cairo hits Vice. Ragnal rolls up Cairo from behind. 1...2...3!!!
Zach Davis: Ragnal wins the match! Ragnal and Vice have defeated Cairo and Craven!
Shannan Lerch: Holy guacamole! If Ragnal can do that in one week at Timebomb, WCF will have a brand-new Television Champion!
Ragnal helps Vice to his feet and the two victors celebrate with their respective cornerpersons as the crowd cheers. Cairo looks on at the celebration in stunned disbelief and kicks the ringpost outside the ring in frustration. Craven shoves Cairo to the ground and walks up the ramp by himself.
Team NCW vs Team nCw
''Remedy'' By Seether hits as Merc, Outcast and Davey Ortega emerge from the back. The smile, Outcast giving the finger to the fans as Davey waves to them. They walk to the ring as confident as ever. They enter the ring holding up their hands. They wait for their opponents.
Zach Davis: This is it folks! What we’ve all been waiting for! This date has been brewing for a long time in and out of the ring!
The lights in the arena dim. The Red by Chevelle begins to blare over the speakers in the arena. Red, White, Yellow, and Orange pyro goes off as the entrance ramp is engulfed in smoke. Just as the music gets to the chours The Violent One and The Xtreme One emerge through the smoke. They have the tag team titles wrapped around their waist. They make there way to ring slowly, making sure to slap the hands of all the fans. As they get to the ring, The Violent One climbs through the ropes as The Xtreme One slides under the bottom rop. They stand in the middle of the ring and hold the tag titles high above their heads. Jim Dolce follows close behind as he heads over to the announce table and sits with Zach Davis and Shannan Lerch.
Jim Dolce: I’ll take it from here! Down comes “The Savior” of the wrestling world Davey Boone!
Boone walks out to no music and wearing a long, black leather jacket. He climbs into the ring and walks over to Team Xtreme and bumps fists with them both. Looks like TVO and Merc will start the game off against each other.
Jim Dolce: Oh, and just to let everyone know this match has been turned into an ANYTHING GOES AND FALLS COUNT ANYWHERE MATCH!!!
Zach Davis: What? Are you kidding me? Lerch would never allow something like this!
Jim Dolce: It is time for Team NCW to put up or shut up and show us just how EXTREME they really are!
Shannan Lerch: Does Team NCW even know this?
Boone brings the referee over and tells him something as the ref shakes his head and rings the bell. TXO drops off the apron and lifts up the ring apron and begins pulling out a table, trash can, trash can lids, and even a LADDER! Team NCW looks confused inside the ring and very concerned. TVO points and laughs as Merc attacks him from behind and begins pounding on the back of him as Boone enters the ring and TXO slides under the ropes with a trash can lid and begins smashing Team NCW in the skull clearing the ring!
Jim Dolce: That was just too easy! The ring has been cleared of Team NCW so maybe now they’ll get the hint and join in on the EXTREME FUN!
Team NCW regroups on the outside and begin pulling items out for their use as well. They are all over at the announce table mouthing Jim Dolce as Davey Boone runs and leaps up on the turnbuckle and flips out onto Team NCW!! He pops up to his feet as Team Xtreme come to Boone’s aid as an all out war has ensued as Boone is brawling it out with Outcast and TVO and Merc are heading up towards the ramp exchanging smashes in the head with trashcan lids. Merc finally clotheslines TVO down on the ramp and takes a moment to catch his breath. Ortega and TXO are in the middle of the ring fighting it out as TXO finally gets the upper hand and swings him into the ropes and catches him with a quick power slam and attempts to latch on the That’s Xtreme! Ortega finds a way out of it as TXO turns around and is met with a clothesline from Outcast as Boone is down on the outside and is bleeding profusely. Outcast covers TXO.
3. BOONE MAKES THE SAVE! TXO rolls out of the ring as Boone is left in there to take on Ortega and Outcast alone. They waste no time and begin double teaming Boone as the crowd is booing wildly. TXO follows his tag team partner and Merc up the ramp attacking Merc from behind and then picking him up and scoop slamming him on the edge of the stage. TVO points to TXO and then points up to the top of the tron! TXO starts to shake is head violently as TVO begins to make his climb up to the top! Outcast notices what is going on and rolls out of the ring and carries a metal stop sign up the ramp with him and smashes TXO in the back with it! TVO is up on top of the tron and points towards the crowd as he’s standing over Merc’s fallen body! Outcast reaches over the stage and grabs the arm of Merc at the time TVO LEAPS OFF THE 50 FOOT HIGH TRON! Outcast pulls Merc out of the way as TVO goes crashing through the stage!!!! OH MY GAWD!!! Holy shit chants begin to ring out through the WCF arena as TXO is back to his feet and kicks Outcast in the gut and DDT’s him on the stop sign on the stage!
Zach Davis: I believe The Violent One might have broken himself in half! Look at the EMTs rushing to his aid! My goodness that’s extreme!
Jim Dolce: I’m very concerned for his safety Zach, but we’ve still got a match to call!
Merc begins crawling towards the ring as Ortega is being dominated in the ring by Boone who is putting on quite a show for the WCF fans and is unaware of what TVO just did off the tron. Merc is now to his feet and catches himself up on the apron as down from the backstage area comes “Sweet” Willy Carter and Chuck Watson of THE Team nCw! Carter has a chair in hand as Watson attends to TVO, Carter smashes Merc in the back with the chair as he crumbles to the outside! Rick Mad is now at ringside as he turns Carter around and nails him with a huge right hand! The 2 begin to brawl it out and head back up towards the ramp and into the backstage area! TXO is back at ringside and has a table set up on the outside corner, he’s about to climb back into the ring but is met by Outcast! Outcast swings him into the steal steps as TXO falls to the ground. Merc is now back to his feet as he’s at the announce table and grabs Jim Dolce by the throat!
Jim Dolce: TAKE YOUR HANDS OFF OF ME NOW DAMN IT!!!
Shannan Lerch and Zach Davis both flee from the area as Merc knocks Dolce to the ground. TXO comes from behind and LOW BLOW to Merc! He drops to his knees in pain as Outcast comes from behind TXO and lifts him up on the announce table and gives a couple of right hands to the rib cage. Outcast climbs to the top turnbuckle and holds up his arms. Outcast LEAPS OFF AND LANDS ON TOP OF TXO THROUGH THE ANNOUNCE TABLE! More Holy shit chants begin to ring out as bodies are laying out everywhere with blood pouring from everyone! Merc has rollen back into the ring, and Boone has him up in the Boone’s Day Device as he LEAPS OFF THE TOP TURNBUCKLE AND SLAMS MERC THROUGH THE TABLE! Boone is laying across the fallen body of Merc as the referee climbs to the outside to make the count!
3....!!!! Boone and Team Xtreme pull off the big win! Merc rolls out of the ring holding his head. He, Ortega and Outcast back away up the ramp and bump into Steve Carr coming out of the entranceway with a microphone.
Steve Carr: Alright, I'm sick of this, and I'm sure everyone else is too. Davey Boone, you go on and on about your nCw-this and that, well guess what, nobody knows what the hell you're talking about and nobody cares! You've been a pain to us, to everyone else in the back, and most importantly to the fans.
Outcast and Ortega nod, but the fans boo at Carr. Apparently they don't like him speaking for them.
Steve Carr: So we're going to settle this once and for all. You think you're better, you prove it and you put your money where your mouth is. You and Outcast have a match at Timebomb. What I propose is that we make it a Loser Leaves WCF match!
The crowd gasps. Merc protests but Outcast pushes him aside and points at Boone.
Steve Carr: If you win, you prove your point and Outcast is gone. If Outcast wins, then so does everyone else, because we'll never have to hear from you again!
Boone leans over the rope and starts to yell something.
Steve Carr: Hey, don't give us your answer yet. I don't want to be accused of getting you into something that you didn't think clearly about. So you sleep on it...or don't. It's your choice, but I'm done dealing with you now. You give your answer to Seth Lerch. We'll see you next Sunday.
They walk back through the entranceway as Team nCw talks amongst themselves in the ring.
Johnny Craven Segment
Cameras cut to the backstage area as Rick Mad has Carter up on top of a huge semi truck trailor as a trash bin sits near it. Mad lifts Carter up and POWERBOMBS HIM INTO THE TRASH BIN!!! The announce table is gone, bodies are everywhere the ambulance is carrying TVO out!
Zach Davis: If anyone can hear me....tell Hank to take it away please! We've got to clean this up!
The cameras cut to the backstage area as Hank Brown is seen standing beside "Texas Red" Johnny Craven.
Hank Brown: Wow, that match was incredible and now I'm standing here with Mr. Craven.
Johnny Craven: That match was HORENDOUS but only a pin drop compared to what the Red River Mafia and Team Xtreme have to offer the wrestling world!
Hank Brown: Tonight you team up with Bobby Cairo to face Danny Vice and the man that beat you in your debut match, Mike Ragnal.
Johnny Craven: Let me tell you something Hanky, I'm still in disbelief on how Mikey can lift my massive body up and give me the Ragnalrok! I've got to hand it to him, his strength did catch me off guard. But not tonight! I could careless who my partner is tonight, I've got a job to do and that's to pin Danny Vice and prove to everyone that I'm Hardcore Championship material!
Hank Brown: Now speaking of your Hardcore Title match next week, you also must worry about Creaping Death.
Johnny Craven: I've seen CD run his mouth here recently to my buddy Davey Boone and I don't like it one damn bit! You see Hank, as I was drinking my Jack and hot tea this morning at 7am; I began to think about Creaping Death and look back on exactly what's he's accomplished here in the WCF. He's done nothing but make a complete ass of himself! The MCE division, thinking he could beat the baddest man on the planet Davey Boone, and then think he had the guts to take shots at Boone after he proved he wasn't good enough to be in the same ring as Boone, and now he's getting a Hardcore Title shot...well, that's all fine by me. Because tonight, I'm here...it is live...I'm drunk as hell..and I'M READY TO WHOOP SOME ASS!
Hank Brown: We've already gotten word that Davey Boone is putting his career here in the WCF on the line next week at Timebomb. If somehow Boone loses the match and must leave the WCF, where will Craven be?
Johnny Craven: I'll be right here Hank, I'll be trying to make a name for myself just like any of the other wrestlers here in the WCF! I've still got Chuck Watson and I've still got Team Xtreme watching my back! I'll do whatever it takes to prove I deserve to be a champion here in the WCF and make my mentor Davey Boone proud! Speaking of which, they are telling you that everything has been sorted out in the ring and I've got to get ready for my match! Later!
Craven walks away as the cameras zoom back in on Zach Davis and Shannan Lerch sitting at a table along ringside.
World Title Match
Creeping Death vs Skyler Striker
Zach Davis: Well, tonight has been a night of surprises all around, but it’s time for our main event! The second match of the WCF Championship Series!
Shannan Lerch: Two of the most insane wrestlers on this company, one on one. They’ve exchanged more than their fair share of words throughout the week, both men think they have the answer to the secret of wrestling.
Zach Davis: Lots of hot sauce. Although Thunder’s earlier attack on Striker may have weakened him.
The lights slowly fade to black. Bells toll as the screen shows shots of a big wooden cross wrapped in barbed wire. It's a sunny day as the "happy" opening to "The Light That Blinds" by Shadows Fall plays. The crowd goes along with the sounds. "Doo-da-doo dooing" along with it. As the song gets darker and darker, the sunny day turns to night. Black clouds roll in and rain begins falling on the cross. Lightning crashes about. As the lightning crashes, white lights in the arena flash. When the song kicks up, thirty four seconds in, the entire crowd begins headbanging in unison and throwing the horns in the air as the lights come on just a tad, giving light to the dark. Standing on the stage is Creeping Death, wearing a black hoodie with the hood up, arms stretched out in a crucifix fashion. CD stands there for a second or thirty, until the vocals start, taking in the crowd's reaction. Then he slowly makes his way down the ramp, looking out into the audience. As he reaches the ring, he slides in under the bottom rope, and pops to his feet. CD walks over to a turnbuckle, jumps to the middle rope facing in the ring, does the crucifix pose once again, takes the hoodie off, and then takes a seat on the top turnbuckle, awaiting the match to begin.
Shannan Lerch: Creeping Death is surely looking to prove that he is still worthy of the WCF Championship.
“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, the World Championship around his waist. 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 as he holds his title belt high.
Zach Davis: Look at Striker’s waist – it’s taped up.
Shannan Lerch: Thunder’s attack earlier tonight may have something to do with that.
Zach Davis: Just look at these two. There’s no hatred, just the deep respect of a wrestler and the knowledge that one of them will be proven right about what wrestling is by the end of the night.
Shannan Lerch: There’s just so much behind tonight’s match, Zach. Pride, honour, family.
Zach Davis: And the WCF World Title, Shannan.
The bell rings.
Neither man moves.
Shannan Lerch: They’re just staring at each other.
Creeping Death and Skyler Striker exchange looks in the ring. Neither man displays emotion or movement.
Zach Davis: What are they doing?
Striker nods to CD, and CD nods back. The two step up to one another and lock up.
Shannan Lerch: Here we go.
Both men manoeuvre against each other looking to gain advantage, but finally CD throws Striker backwards into the turnbuckle.
Zach Davis: Creeping Death is the stronger of the two! Is this foreshadowing the end of the match?
The two men lock up again and once again fight for position. This time, however, it is Striker who throws Creeping Death backwards into the corner.
Shannan Lerch: These two are so focused, they’re perfectly balanced. They’re foils to each other.
Zach Davis: Is it just me, or are we using too many fancy words tonight?
Shannan Lerch: Just you.
The two lock up again and CD uses his size advantage to push Striker into the ropes, whipping him away. Striker hits the ropes and returns to receive a hip toss from CD. Striker stands straight away and glares at CD before the two lock up yet again. This time, Striker pushes CD into the ropes and on CD’s return Striker hits an over-the-shoulder back to belly piledriver. CD stands and stares at Striker, and both men show a hint of a smile. The two stand face to face in the centre of the ring and out of nowhere, they both launch right fists at the other man.
Zach Davis: Look at this! This match is already a great display of who can best the other!
Shannan Lerch: Looks to me like they’re just hitting each other.
Striker gains advantage and throws a few fists at CD when from nowhere, CD scoops Striker up and hits a scoop backbreaker. He scales the turnbuckle and jumps off, nailing a perfect Firebird Splash. CD does not stay down for the cover, however, and lifts Striker up before sending him to the ropes.
Zach Davis: What’s he doing? He had a pin opportunity!
Shannan Lerch: I think he knows Striker has upped his game this week, Zach.
Striker returns and CD dodges his attempt at a clothesline before nailing a dropsault on Striker. Striker collapses to the mat and CD hits the ropes, coming back with a sliding dropkick and standing, hitting the ropes again to attack Striker with a stiff knee to the gut of Striker. CD stands back from Striker, yelling at him to get up. Striker gets to his knees and then his feet, standing to face CD with a daring grin on his face. CD goes on the attack again, incorporating some Muay Thai style into his moves by hitting the ropes and flipping over himself to nail and elbow right on the skull of Striker. The World Champion sways, stunned, and CD once again uses the oriental skills he owns to jump, spin twice sideways in the air and nail a very hard enzuigiri. Striker collapses completely at this point and CD smiles, playing off the crowd and circling the downed Striker. CD eventually stops and kneels down next to Striker, who is trying to get to his knees. CD grabs Striker by the jaw and pulls him up, taking a step back and telling Striker to attack him. Striker clenches a fist and rushes CD but the veteran spins once more and turns horizontal to deliver a crushing knee to Striker’s stomach. Striker collapses again and rolls out of the ring, in incredible pain.
Zach Davis: Creeping Death is toying with Striker!
Shannan Lerch: CD incorporates all types of wrestling into his training – high flyer, technical, striker and as we just saw, oriental martial arts. Striker is at a disadvantage now.
CD looks over the top rope very casually, enjoying Striker’s lack of defense. However, his look turns to shock when Striker once again starts climbing to his feet with the help of the ring apron. CD hits the ropes and returns to the side of the ring where Striker is now standing along side the apron, grabbing the top rope and holding onto it to swing over it and kick Striker in the back, then using Striker as a spring to dive off of and roll away. Striker falls to his knees yet again and CD stands, laying a few thick forearm blows to Striker’s back. Striker uses the ropes to climb to his feet again and CD sighs, taking a step back and hitting a photographic thunderous Pele bicycle kick to the back of Striker’s skull! Striker coughs up blood, using his arms to hold him up by hanging them over the bottom rope. CD takes another step back and waits the few seconds it takes for Striker to regain balance. Striker eventually has the guts to stand on his own and he turns around only to be hit with a superkick right to the jaw. More blood spatters the apron as Striker utterly and totally collapses at this point.
Zach Davis: This is ridiculous! Creeping Death is absolutely killing Striker in that ring!
Shannan Lerch: So much for being World Champion.
CD grabs Striker and rolls him into the ring, and finally takes mercy on the World Champion, pinning him to the mat, 1..2..3NO!!!! Striker kicks out!
Zach Davis: WHAT!?
Striker’s shoulder is thrust into the air, hovering nervously. Creeping Death looks at Striker and shakes his head, hooking the leg again, 1..2..no, another kickout by Striker.
Shannan Lerch: Looks like Striker still has some life left after all.
CD stands back and watches as Striker pulls himself to one knee, then two, and then to his feet. Striker’s mouth is bleeding and he looks to have a black eye, but he is standing nonetheless. CD shakes his head in disbelief and hits the ropes, attempting an inverted Pele kick by front-flipping, but Striker dodges the boot and catches CD as he lands with a very stiff knee to the gut. CD is winded and stops, the scene almost photographic again. Neither man moves, Striker’s knee placed in CD’s stomach and CD bended over in pain.
Zach Davis: Striker countered on of CD’s martial arts moves!
Shannan Lerch: Where’s my damn camera?
Striker takes a step back and CD stumbles backwards. Striker takes a run up and grabs CD’s head before springboarding off the ropes to nail a shiranui! Striker scales the ropes immediately afterwards and jumps through the air to nail a corkscrew leg drop across CD’s neck. Striker runs to the opposite side of the ring and hits the ropes, nailing a Roll the Dice leg drop right across CD’s torso. CD gets to his feet and faces the ropes, which gives Striker an opportunity to come from behind and grab his head again, nailing a springboard DDT on CD. CD gets to his knees and Striker moves near him, but CD grabs Striker’s head and turns the tide by hitting a kneeling jawbreaker. Striker stumbles to the ropes and CD takes a fighting pose, and as Striker turns around, CD grabs Striker’s head and puts him in powerbomb position. Instead of performing a powerbomb, however, CD sunset flips over Striker and nails a flipping sitout piledriver right on Striker’s forehead.
Zach Davis: Eulogy of the Dead!
Shannan Lerch: God I hate CD.
CD covers Striker, 1..2..no! Striker gets an arm over the rope. The ref tells CD to back off and CD yells something at Striker about liking ropes. CD lifts Striker and lifts him to hang him over the top rope. Creeps then pulls Striker along by his arms so that only Striker’s feet hold him on the top rope, and CD jumps into the air to grab Striker’s head, falling back to the mat with his knees on Striker’s face to hit Patient Zero. Striker is flung back over the top rope, his forehead now bleeding, and he hits the mat hard.
Zach Davis: CD is simply out-wrestling Striker here today. There is no doubt about it.
Striker tries to pull himself to his feet with the ring barricade and once he is on his knees, CD flies from nowhere to hit a suicide dive over the top rope! The two collapse near the barricade, but CD is the first to stand, sliding back into the ring. Striker gets to his feet again slowly, and CD hits the ropes, ready to come back for another suicide dive but Striker takes a swipe into the ring and manages to grab one of CD’s legs, which causes the veteran to fall to his back on the mat. Striker grabs CD’s other leg and pulls it just a bit higher than the other, so that it is over the bottom rope. Striker pulls hard and crotches CD on the bottom rope before pushing his leg back over the bottom rope.
Zach Davis: Ouch. You don’t understand our pain, Shannan.
Shannan Lerch: Yeah, but you don’t have to go through labour, Davis.
Striker pulls CD out of the ring, every movement he makes now forcing him to take time, CD’s relentless attack taking its toll on him. Striker grabs CD by the head and takes a breath, jumping upwards and springboarding off the top rope on the outside of the ring, performing another shiranui on the outside of the ring!
Zach Davis: Oh my God! Striker may have just done even more damage to himself than he did to CD!
Both men lie motionless for a few seconds before Striker gets to his knee, then the other and finally he manages to stand again, lifting CD and rolling him back into the ring, where he follows. CD lies on his back in the middle of the ring and Striker clambers to the top turnbuckle, the crowd on their feet as Striker yells out to them.
Shannan Lerch: Is it coming?
Striker dives into the air and hits a perfect 630˚ senton right across CD’s torso.
Zach Davis: The Skyler High Dive!
Striker pins CD, 1..2..3NO! CD kicks out!
Shannan Lerch: What? Another kickout!
Striker wastes no time, grabbing CD by the head and lifting him slowly. Striker leaves CD standing and hits the ropes, coming back right into the arms of Creeping Death who nails a T-bone suplex! CD follows up and grabs Striker’s head again, lifting him into a powerbomb position on his shoulders. CD walks to the corner and throws Striker down spine-first onto the top turnbuckle, Striker letting out a yell of pain and collapsing into the corner. CD grins and climbs to his knee, now also starting to accumulate a little damage. He goes to the next turnbuckle available and climbs it, the crowd now cheering for CD. However, CD shakes his head and jumps down, the crowd booing.
Zach Davis: What’s he doing?
CD instead goes to the turnbuckle OPPOSITE Striker, the whole way across the ring!
Shannan Lerch: No way. He’ll kill himself.
CD climbs up to the top and quickly takes a step on each of the two ropes connecting the turnbuckle. Satisfied, CD springs off of the two ropes and flips forward, stretching his legs out and actually hitting Striker’s torso with a Super Mario stomp!
Zach Davis: OH MY GOD!
Shannan Lerch: That’s not physically possible! That did NOT just happen!
Zach Davis: Well, we saw it with our very own eyes!
CD lies on his back, one of his muscles possible stretched while Striker lies back against the corner, having just been kicked by a flying man full force in the chest. The crowd chant ‘Holy shit! Holy shit!’ and ‘WCF! WCF’ throughout the arena as both competitors lie motionless on the ring mat. CD pulls Striker by his legs to the centre of the ring and pins him, 1......2......3 NO!
Zach Davis: ANOTHER KICKOUT!
Shannan Lerch: Striker’s resilience is pulling him through this!
Striker’s arm is thrust into the air again, and CD rolls off him, disbelief on his face as he faces the entrance. CD clambers to his feet and Striker slowly does the same, but CD is first and he grabs Striker, whipping him into the ropes. Striker returns to CD and Creeps grabs Striker under the arm, looking for an H Edge, which he gets on Striker into the corner!
Zach Davis: Uh oh.
Shannan Lerch: What?
Zach Davis: Look at the ref.
Creeping Death has nailed Striker into the corner but given the ref nowhere to go and Striker has collided with the referee. CD pulls Striker to the middle of the ring and leaves him there, spotting the referee out. He slides out of the ring and grabs a ringside chair, climbing up to the apron and then the top turnbuckle.
Zach Davis: Hey, come on! We don’t need weapons, this isn’t a hardcore match!
Shannan Lerch: Hey! Zach, you know the rules. You know what a ref bump means.
CD spins into the air, nailing a very nasty Atomic Phoenix Facebuster on Striker, who starts bleeding even more heavily. CD goes to pin Striker but there is no referee, so instead CD pulls Striker to his knees and stands up, putting Striker’s head into powerbomb position, but before CD can lift Striker, Striker pulls his head down and then thrusts it up again, so that his neck connects lick a kick would with CD’s groin. CD winces in pain and Striker shifts the momentum, pulls CD up and over onto his own back! Striker grabs CD’s legs and hooks his head in between his own legs, nailing a sitout belly to back piledriver! Striker goes for the cover and waits, but there is no count aside from a few crowd members trying to be referees. Striker is in utter disbelief and tries to rouse the referee, yelling at ringside to wake him up. However, when Striker turns around, CD is ready and waiting, albeit panting heavily, and CD blows the Black Death into Striker’s face!
Zach Davis: Black? CD knows he has to do whatever it takes!
Shannan Lerch: Biohazard’s mist is cooler. It has ooze.
Striker, receives a bunch of black mist to his eyes and cannot see anything as CD grabs him in a pedigree position, and then takes the necessary steps to jump into the air and nail For Whom the Bell Tolls!
Zach Davis: Striker doesn’t know where he’s at! We may have a new World Champion right here!
Shannan Lerch: Only because the ref is out, he would never have used the mist.
CD pins Striker, and the crowd count the three, but the ref does not, still out from the blow of Striker and the turnbuckle. Striker lays in the middle of the ring, almost out cold from all the punishment. His hair is dishevelled, his eyes show a lack of energy, and his forehead leaks blood all over the canvas. CD is better off, but still breathing heavily. CD crawls to the ropes and closes his eyes, breathing heavily.
Zach Davis: What the-
Shannan Lerch: OWNED!
CD has been hit in the forehead with a chair. Over the barricade have hopped two small figures – very small figures. They hold one handle of a steel chair in each hand, and are grinning at their father in the ring.
Zach Davis: Jade and Katie Striker have come to save their father!
Shannan Lerch: From Creeping Death? If I were them, I’d be running.
Indeed, the girls only have so much strength, being nine, and Creeps is on his feet in the ring staring at them. The two girls run to ringside, hoping to get protection from Creeping Death there, but CD slides out of the ring and follows them around. However, from nowhere, he is taken out by the adrenalin-filled Skyler Striker, who has dived through the top and middle ropes to spear Creeping Death to the ground!
Zach Davis: Striker is alive!
Shannan Lerch: This is ridiculous!
Striker lets loose a flurry of right and left hands at CD on the outside of the ring. CD tries to shield himself but Striker keeps throwing fists at the veteran wrestler. Eventually Striker picks CD up and slams his head against the announce table, then throwing him into the ring. Striker follows him in and gets to his feet, waiting for CD to stand. Creeps gets to his knees and Striker dares him to turn around, and CD does, but delivers a sharp martial arts kick to Striker’s stomach and pumphandles Striker’s arm through his legs, lifting him and nailing the Antichrist’s Welcome!
Zach Davis: Striker must be out cold by now. He’s taken way too much damage.
Shannan Lerch: This match has indeed been dominated by Creeping Death.
Creeps pins Striker, but again there is no count. Creeping Death is now furious at this, three times having been cheated out of a three count. He stands and lifts the referee to his feet, and yells at him to make the count. The referee nods deliriously, and Creeping Death covers Striker, 1...2...3!
Zach Davis: NEW WORLD CHAMPION!
Shannan Lerch: Then how come the bell hasn’t rung?
Indeed, the ref is pointing out that Striker’s leg is on the rope. Creeps cannot believe it and he lifts Striker to his feet, putting him in pedigree position again.
Zach Davis: Here comes another bell...
However, Striker fights with everything he has, launching a right hand into the side of Creeping Death’s stomach. Creeping Death tries to lift Striker but Striker refuses to move from the ground and hits CD in the side again, and again. CD lets go and tries to clothesline Striker down but Striker ducks it and kicks CD in the gut, putting HIM in pedigree position!
Shannan Lerch: Counter!
Before CD can react, Striker uses all of his energy and adrenalin to lift CD upside down and jump into the air, putting his legs around CD’s head and nailing CD with his own finishing move!
Zach Davis: Striker just used For Whom The Bell Tolls!
Shannan Lerch: CD deserved some of his own medicine.
Striker climbs to the top corner and musters the last of his energy, yelling to the crowd who are now chanting ‘Striker! Striker!’. Striker dives through the air and nails his second Skyler High Dive of the match across CD’s stomach on the mat!
Zach Davis: Can he finish the move set? I don’t know if Striker has enough energy left to do it!
Striker clambers, slowly, off of CD and grabs his legs, right in the centre of the ring, and bends CD over, the Lockdown now locked in!
Shannan Lerch: Well, this is CD’s challenge! Give up and lose or be the first one to fight out of the Lockdown! No-one has done it before!
CD refuses plainly to tap, shaking his head at the referee, trying desperately to claw his way towards the ropes. Striker yells ‘give up, damnit!’ but CD will not, his natural passion for wrestling refusing to let him give up here. CD pulls Striker towards the ropes, one arm at a time, one, two...
Zach Davis: Striker can’t hold it! He doesn’t have the energy!
Shannan Lerch: CD’s gonna make it to the ropes!
Suddenly, a little yell is heard from ringside. Katie Striker is standing up on a chair, yelling to her father, who is in plain sight of her.
Katie Striker: COME ON DAD!
Skyler, in the centre of the ring, sees this and with one last burst of emotion and energy, nods to her, launching himself back to the centre of the ring!!!
Zach Davis: STRIKER MAY STILL HAVE IT!!
Striker grabs CD’s legs harder and pulls back with everything he has, cinching in the hold! CD does not have the energy he did earlier, and as much as he tries to claw his way to the ropes, he cannot!
Shannan Lerch: TAP DAMNIT!
CD raises his arm, reaching for ropes, the referee, Striker’s clothes, anything, but cannot do it! He lets out a sigh and goes motionless. Creeping Death has passed out.
Zach Davis: STRIKER DID IT!!!
Shannan Lerch: IT’S OVER!!
Striker, in the middle of the ring, lets go of CD’s legs. A yell of joy is heard from Katie, who is smiling proudly at her father.
Zach Davis: What a match! That was amazing!
Shannan Lerch: That has got to be one of the best matches I have seen in a long time, folks. So much on the line and Striker pulled through to retain his World Title and to prove that his family does deserve their share of the spotlight.
Zach Davis: Well, they certainly played their part by hitting CD with that chair!
Katie rushes into the ring and hugs her father, who is sitting down, smiling to himself weakly. Jade grabs the World Title from ringside and passes it to her father, who throws it over his shoulder. Striker stands up with his two girls by his side and the crowd are on their feet giving him a standing ovation. Creeping Death, tired and in pain as well, also stands, and the crowd give him a renewed round of cheers.
Shannan Lerch: As much as I hate CD, Zach, it looks like he is back in full force and ready to play his part in the WCF.
Zach Davis: The crowd have a lot of respect for that man, Shannan, and so do I.
CD sees Striker and offers his hand, which Striker takes, and shakes it briefly. However, CD moves suddenly and grabs the chair from the ring, swinging it and yelling ‘Duck!’. A loud crack is heard as CD’s chair shot connects with Thunder’s head right in the centre of the ring. Striker has ducked the shot and looks at Thunder behind him.
Zach Davis: Looks like Thunder had something ELSE planned for Striker tonight.
Shannan Lerch: Well, Thunder will be wanting to weaken Striker as much as possible, although CD looks to have stopped any more of that.
Zach Davis: Well, we’re out of time, folks! We’ll see you next week at Payback!
Shannan Lerch: Oh God, Luscious Jackson again.
The last scene we see is the Striker family and Creeping Death standing tall in the middle of the ring over Thunder as the copyright info comes up to end the show.