Gravedigger vs 5 Wrestlers
Chad Evans/Brad Kane vs Thunder/Prince Jimmy Dean
Logan/Mystery Man Segment
Chester/Dobbie vs Torture/Corey Black
The Sun Smells Too Loud plays and Slam is on the air! Pyro blasts and the fans roar as we go to Zach and Shannan.
Zach Davis: Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to Slam! This is our last stop before our first PPV of the new generation, Rebirth.
Shannan Lerch: And the feud between Gravedigger, Torture and Corey Black is heating up.
Zach Davis: Gravedigger has had Torture and Black beating the crap out of each other for the last few weeks, and they've been happy to do it. But tonight he's having his Dark Side get in on the fun, as Chester and Dobbie are teaming up to take on Torture and Black.
Shannan Lerch: And the real story is that if Torture and Black touch each other in any hostile way, for any reason other than to tag one another, they FORFEIT their World Title match. Not only do they lose their chance to fight for the World Title, but that means they lose their chance to fight Gravedigger, and, hell, to fight each other again.
Zach Davis: Gravedigger will also be in action tonight, but I'll get to that later. We have another tag match featuring Chad Evans and Brad Kane taking on Thunder and Prince Jimmy Dean.
Shannan Lerch: Don't forget, Logan is the special guest referee!
Zach Davis: Yeah, of course. Anyway, Evans and Dean have a match at Rebirth, as do Kane and Thunder. Kane and Thunder, of course, will be competing for the US Title.
Shannan Lerch: And like you mentioned earlier, Gravedigger has scheduled a gauntlet between himself and five other WCF stars. Who in the world will they be?
Zach Davis: He's demanded he gets the first segment, so we'll find out right about... now.
Gravedigger vs 5 Wrestlers
"Change" by Deftones hits the speakers and the crowd grows silent as images of Gravedigger wrestling in the ring appear on the screen. Clips of Gravedigger in hardcore matches flash by as do images of him holding various title belts over his head or walking to the ring with them strapped around his waist. More recent clips go by of his current run here in WCF as its new owner.
Zach Davis: Yes, ladies and gentlemen, this is the in-ring return of WCF's current owner, Gravedigger.
Shannan Lerch: He will likely be rusty as he hasn't stepped into a ring in nearly two years.
Zach Davis: However, we know to never count out the self-proclaimed Epitome of Hardcore.
Shannan Lerch: I still hope he loses.
Zach Davis: For once I agree with you and he might just do that in this gauntlet match he's in tonight against 5...count 'em...5 WCF wrestlers.
The curtains part and out walks Gravedigger with Jessie's arm wrapped around his and Jayson Stasiak not far behind. The crowd starts booing the owner of WCF. Gravedigger roars with laughter at the crowd and shoots the collective crowd a middle finger before walking down the ramp. Gravedigger looks at Jayson and gestures to the bingo machine designed to pick the random names for his match. A member of the sound crew walks over and joins Jayson so that the sound truck can play the correct entrance music.
Gravedigger and Jessie reach the ringside area. Jessie lets go of Gravedigger's arm and stands at ringside as the Epitome of Hardcore walks up the ring steps and climbs into the ring. Gravedigger walks over to the side of the ring opposite the entrance way and watches it with a serious look.
Zach Davis: Gravedigger all business tonight, he's ready to get this match started.
The music fades and the lights slowly come up. Jayson reaches over and turns on the machine. The names of the WCF wrestlers are in it and they all bounce around inside the machine. Jayson hits another button and a ball pops out. He takes the ball and hands it to the sound tech who says something into an earpiece. Jayson raises the mic.
Jayson Stasiak: Gravedigger's first opponent is Tony Smith!
"Heroes" by The Wallflowers starts playing on the speakers and out from the back steps some unknown guy that's about 5'9 and 175 lbs.
Zach Davis: Who is this guy? I've never even heard of him!
Shannan Lerch: Wow, big surprise. And now I'm hearing from the back that he was hired TODAY!
Zach Davis: Are you serious?!
Tony Smith walks down the ramp and reaches up to the middle rope. He uses it to pull himself up into the ring, but before he can even get through the ropes, Gravedigger is across the ring and nails him in the head with a boot. Tony goes flying off of the apron onto the floor outside. Gravedigger climbs out of the ring and hops onto the ringside area.
Zach Davis: Gravedigger not wasting his time with this Tony Smith guy who was just hired to a WCF contract today.
Gravedigger picks up Tony Smith who attempts to fight back. Gravedigger hammers him with a couple of rights and then irish whips him into the side of the ring. Tony arches his back in pain, but Gravedigger gives him no time to rest as he irish whips him again, this time into the barricade holding the fans back. The fans start booing Gravedigger and he runs his mouth to one of the fans at ringside.
The fan puts a finger into Gravedigger's face. Gravedigger slaps it away and nails the fan with a right.
Shannan Lerch: He can't do that!
Zach Davis: He won't get sued, WCF will!
Gravedigger yells at the fan to sue him. Suddenly, Gravedigger turns and notices the referee is nearing the end of a ten count. Tony has snuck back into the ring and is laying on the mat. Gravedigger slides into the ring at the eight count. Tony is still holding his back as Gravedigger lifts him up. Tony is irish whipped and Gravedigger clotheslines him to the ground. Gravedigger gets down beside him and talks trash to him and starts hitting him with a couple of rights.
Shannan Lerch: I think they just hired some guy off of the street, this guy doesn't even seem trained at all to wrestle!
Zach Davis: What was the first hint?
Gravedigger signals for the Death Driver. He reaches down and picks up Tony, but to Gravedigger's surprise, Tony grabs Gravedigger's leg and head and rolls him up into a small package.
Zach Davis: OH WOW!!
The referee slides into position and begins the count.
Shannan Lerch: Gravedigger is not going to like that.
Gravedigger gets up angry and starts laying the boots to Tony. He picks up Tony and hits him in the gut with a boot. Tony doubles over and Gravedigger lifts him up and powerbombs him to the mat. Tony Smith is done. However, Gravedigger is not and picks Tony up again. Gravedigger lifts him onto his shoulder and drops down, hitting him with the Death Driver. Gravedigger stands back up and puts one foot on Tony as the referee registers the three count.
Gravedigger lays the boots to Tony as he shoves him out of the ring and onto the ringside area. Gravedigger turns to the entryway to await his next opponent.
Zach Davis: One down, four to go for this joke of a match.
Jayson hits a button and another ball pops out. Jayson reads the name and shrugs, handing it to the sound tech. The tech relays the name to the back.
"Wanted Dead or Alive" by Bon Jovi hits the speakers and the crowd looks around confused.
Jayson Stasiak: Gravedigger's next opponent is from Dallas, Texas....BOBBY "BIG HOSS" WALKER!!
The curtains part and out walks a huge man. The man has to be 6'7 and about 300 pounds, pure muscle. Gravedigger's face drops and he mouths the words 'are you serious' at Jayson who shrugs. Big Hoss is wearing cowboy boots, jeans and a vest. He walks down the ramp and climbs the ring steps. He stands at the ropes and slowly eyes Gravedigger as he steps through the ropes.
Gravedigger stays where he's at as Bobby takes off his vest and cowboy hat and sets them on the apron outside the ring. The music fades and Bobby walks up to Gravedigger and stands toe-to-toe with the Epitome of Hardcore. Bobby Walker holds up an arm and challenges Gravedigger to grab it. Gravedigger accepts the challenge and they both lock their other hand together, too. Both men struggle in a contest of mercy. Bobby finally starts getting the upper hand and Gravedigger headbutts Walker. Walker barely flinches and grins at Gravedigger. Walker nails Gravedigger with a nasty headbutt that staggers him back and through the ropes.
Gravedigger lands outside the ring. Gravedigger quickly stands up and points at Walker running his mouth.
Zach Davis: We're hearing that this is another random guy picked up off the street, but apparently they weren't expecting his name to pop up.
Shannan Lerch: HAHA looks like Gravedigger's got his hands full with Big Hoss here.
Gravedigger climbs back into the ring. Gravedigger walks over to Big Hoss and stares at him for a few seconds before smiling and holding his hand out to shake. Bobby Walker goes to take his hand, but receives a thumb to the eye. Gravedigger bounces off the ropes and goes to clothesline Walker, but just bounces off of him instead. Gravedigger bounces off the ropes again and just barely ducks an attempt at a clothesline by Bobby Walker. Gravedigger continues running, bounces off the ropes on the other side and nails Walker with a boot as he turns around. Walker stumbles back and ends up wrapped in the top and middle rope. Gravedigger has an evil grin on his face as he checks the ropes to make sure Walker can't get out.
Gravedigger points to Walker and tells the referee to leave him there. Gravedigger climbs out of the ring and starts rummaging under the ring. He pulls out a kendo stick and a chair.
Zach Davis: What is he doing? That's not fair!
Shannan Lerch: He's the boss though!
Gravedigger walks around behind Walker with the kendo stick and swings as hard as he can, hitting him in the back. The referee signals for the bell and declares Gravedigger disqualified.
Jayson Stasiak: HEY!! What the hell do you think you're doing?!? You just disqualified the owner of the company!
Gravedigger grabs the chair and slides into the ring. The referee is busy arguing with Jayson and doesn't see Gravedigger come up behind him. The referee turns around and is nailed in the head with the chair.
Jayson Stasiak: The match continues!
Gravedigger turns and hits Walker with the chair over and over until he's bleeding from his head. Gravedigger helps Walker out of the ropes and Walker falls to the mat. Gravedigger rolls him over on his back and puts a foot on his chest. He holds his hand up as he counts to three. Gravedigger tosses the chair down and starts walking around the ring as Jayson holds up the third name.
Jayson Stasiak: Wait, who the hell put this in here?!
Before Jayson can say anything else, the sound tech grabs the ball from him and relays it to the back. RAINING BLOOD BY SLAYERbhits the speakers as the crowd erupts.
Zach Davis: NO WAY!!! Is that who I think it is???
Shannan Lerch: That's Hellz Angel's old music!!!
Gravedigger turns to the entryway slowly and his face is white as a ghost. The curtains part and out walks.... a man dressed like Hellz Angel.
Zach Davis: I should have known!!
Gravedigger continues acting like it's the real Hellz Angel. Gravedigger pretends to be outraged with Jayson, yelling at him. Hellz Angel slides into the ring behind Gravedigger. Gravedigger turns around and falls to his knees, begging Hellz to not hurt him. "Hellz" steps forwards and receives a low blow. Gravedigger bounces off the ropes and nails him in the side of the head with a boot. "Hellz Angel" tumbles across the mat. Gravedigger picks him up and ends the match after another Death Driver.
Gravedigger demands a mic. He is handed one. Gravedigger walks over to the imposter Hellz Angel.
Gravedigger: Well, looks like ring rust got to ya, didn't it big guy? Should have been training in all that time off instead of sitting on the couch like that piece of crap Logan. GET OUT OF MY RING!
Gravedigger kicks him a few times until Hellz falls out of the ring. Gravedigger tosses the mic to a ringside attendant and waits for the next opponent.
Zach Davis: Wow, this is ridiculous. Three opponents down, two to go.
Jayson holds up the next ball and laughs at the name on it. The sound tech relays it to the back.
Jayson Stasiak: Gravedigger's fourth opponent is...Chester!!
"Break Free" by Decyfer Down hits the speakers and the curtains part. Out walks Chester who looks at Jayson, pointing at himself confused. Jayson nods. The crowd starts booing again. Gravedigger is laughing in the ring. Chester walks down the ramp soaking in the jeers of the crowd. Chester slides into the ring and gestures for a mic. He takes one from the ringside attendant. Chester steps over to Gravedigger who is still smiling.
Chester: Wipe the grin off your face, brother.
Gravedigger's smile fades and he looks confused at Chester.
Chester: You know, I've followed you for years, we grew up together. You also attacked me at one point earlier in our careers and left me lying in the ring. All to propel yourself further into the spotlight while you used me to get where you are today.
Gravedigger is getting angry.
Chester: So you know what? You thought I was going to just come out here and lay down for you and give you an easy win, leaving you to the final opponent of this joke of a match. Well you know what? I'm going to give you the asskicking that you deserve and that you have had coming to you for a while.
Chester steps back and takes off his shirt.
Chester: Bring it bitch!
Zach Davis: Oh wow, what is this?!? We actually have a challenge for Gravedigger!
Shannan Lerch: He's tired of being Gravedigger's lackey!
Chester tosses down the mic and grabs Gravedigger. Chester irish whips Gravedigger across the ring and catches him in a body slam. Chester jumps up and taunts the crowd. Gravedigger gets up as Chester turns around. Gravedigger says something to Chester and shoves him. Chester falls to the mat and lays still. Gravedigger smiles as the crowd catches on and starts booing. Gravedigger gets to one knee and puts a finger on Chester's chest and counts to three.
Chester gets up laughing and holds up Gravedigger's arm. Chester then climbs out of the ring and watches from ringside. The crowd is booing as Jayson pulls out the fifth name. He looks confused at the ball, but before he can say anything the sound tech grabs it, who also looks confused. Jayson and the sound tech whisper to each other for a few seconds. They finally both shrug and the tech relays it to the back.
Jayson Stasiak: Um...the final opponent of this gauntlet match is....um. I guess we'll just play the music and you'll see.
"Change" by Deftones starts playing and the Gravedigger video comes back up on the screen again. Of course the curtains never part. The crowd gets even louder with the boos as Gravedigger is laughing in the ring.
Jayson Stasiak: Gravedigger...versus HIMSELF!
Chester walks over and hands Gravedigger a mic through the ropes. The music fades and Gravedigger speaks.
Gravedigger: Well seeing as how I can't exactly pin myself...or make myself tap...I think it's safe to say I won this match. Let it be known that your owner can beat everyone in WCF...I can even beat myself!
Gravedigger stops and realizes how terrible that sounded and the crowd starts laughing.
Gravedigger: SHUT UP!! That's not what I meant!!! Corey, Torture, you two better be ready for tonight. I am expecting you two to disappoint the fans. I will be wearing the belt around my waist before this night is over! I can PROMISE you that!
Gravedigger throws down the mic as "Change" by Deftones hits and Gravedigger heads to the back with Chester, Jessie, and Jayson.
Chad Evans/Brad Kane vs Thunder/Prince Jimmy Dean
The lights in the WCF Arena go dim. The sound of a harsh wind blowing can be heard over the PA System. The Slamatron video screen in the arena shows the image of a large, leafless branch of a tree twisting in the wind. The image slowly zooms out and we see a giant fire spreading through the land near the tree, the tree itself is soon overcome as the strong wind gusts blow the flames further out of control. The image zooms out further and we see the remains of what appears to have been a once thriving village now in a large pile of rubble on the ground, the sound of fire raging and debris crackling melds to form a cacophony along with the howling of the wind. The video screen switches to an overhead shot of the barren, desolate wasteland being consumed by flame, and the words "Tenuous", "Impetuous" and "Subservient" flash on the screen in bold red type. After a few moments the scene of the fiery wasteland fades into an image of the sun shining brightly in a clear blue sky. The camera zooms out and we see the image of a dragon flying toward the sun. The words "Embolden", "Enlighten" and "Illuminate" appear on the screen in dark blue type. Suddenly the video screen goes black while a yellow strobe light fills the arena, the opening strains of "Illumination" by Rollins Band can be heard over the PA System. After a few moments Chad Evans appears at the entrance way draped in his orange robe. Evans stands motionless at the top of the entrance ramp. When the song picks up and the chorus hits, flames rise up from the floor, forming a circle around Evans. After the chorus ends, followed by a sweet guitar solo, the song gets quieter and the flames disappear. Evans walks slowly down to ringside, expressionless, ignoring the fans, with his eyes locked on the ring. When he reaches the ring, Evans leaps onto the apron and flips forward over the top rope. In one swift motion Evans disrobes and hands the robe to a ringside attendant. Evans jumps up and down and does some quick stretches to warm up, then stands patiently in his corner with a focused expression on his face.
Zach Davis: zzz...zz...
Shannan Lerch: Zach!
Zach Davis: OH! Chad Evans finally making it to the ring.
The house lights go out in the arena as the opening of "Eye of the Storm" by Killswitch Engage flares up. Strobe lights begin to go insane when the vocals blare out of the sound system as Brad Kane appears in the entry way. The crowd cheers seeing them as Brad inhales before he makes his way down the ring. A few hands get slapped but not many as once Brad is at ringside, he hops up on the ring apron. The lights are back to normal as they enter the ring as he heads to the nearest turnbuckle and goes up to the middle buckle. Some take pictures as he steps down, inhaling once more as he does the same thing on the other side of the ring. He then backs into the corner as he then waits for the match to begin as his entrance song fades off.
Zach Davis: And his sexual partner, Brad Kane.
Shannan Lerch: Sexual partner?
Zach Davis: Last night was porn night.
Davis yawns, implying he's had little sleep. "Money" by Pink Floyd begins to play. As the cash register sound ends and the music begins, Thunder walks towards the ring. He reaches the apron and climbs the turnbuckle, taunting the fans.
Shannan Lerch: If those two wins he got against Logan doesn't motivate him here tonight, he needs to be shot in the groin.
The lights go off and Jerry "The King" Lawler's music starts playing. A single spotlight shines on a vacant archway and Prince Jimmy Dean is majestically pulled out on a golden carriage by two white horses. The crowd is silent in awe at the grandeur of the entrance. Prince Jimmy Dean is pulled around the ring while the crowd silently looks upon his carriage in awe. He slowly gets out of the chariot and gracefully walks into the ring and stands in the center as the single spotlight shines on him. The light goes off and he waits for his opponent to approach.
Zach Davis: I'm so getting a Whopper after the show.
Shannan Lerch: Huh?
Roy Conniff's "If You Leave Me Now" plays out into the speakers. The lights dim in the arena, most of the crowd participate in this entrance holding up lighters.
If you leave me now, you'll take away the biggest part of me
No baby please don't go
If you leave me now, you'll take away the very heart of me
No baby please don't go
A love like ours is love that's hard to find
How could we let it slip away
We've come too far to leave it all behind
How could we end it all this way
When tomorrow comes we'll both regret
Things we said today
Cause I need you more than you'll ever know
Logan comes from behind the black curtains, wearing a black shirt that reads "www.theredfist.proboards.com/index.cgi" in white text. He slowly marches down the ramp, the crowd totally behind him with chaotic boos and cheers.
Shannan Lerch: I don't really understand what's going on, but it's Logan, and it's friggin' awesome.
Logan winks in Shannan's direction, continues down the ramp, and slides into the ring signaling to ring the bell.
Zach Davis: And.. the match is under wa--
Logan signals to ring the bell again before anyone can even stop to breathe, pointing in Thunder's direction, he disqualifies him. He quickly raises Kane and Evans's arms.
Shannan Lerch: I hate to say it, but I think Logan's too lazy to referee...
Zach Davis: Or maybe he just doesn't like any of these guys?
Logan quickly strap some brass knuckles on his hand immediately decking Thunder before turning to Brad Kane, and punching him out too.
Shannan Lerch: Um, yes!
Logan slides out of the ring, catching his breath and smiling over the wreckage. He heads to the back.
Shannan Lerch: Well.. weird. Hopefully Logan will be ready for his mystery opponent next week at Rebirth.
Zach Davis: And hopefully Evans and Dean are ready for each other, as are Thunder and Kane, because the US Title will be on the line.
Logan/Mystery Man Segment
Logan is walking backstage when Hank Brown runs up and stops him.
Hank Brown: Logan, Logan! Can I get a word with you?
Logan: Got five bucks?
Hank grumbles and gets five dollars out from his pocket, and hands it to Logan.
Logan turns around and walks away, heading towards a hot dog cart.
Hank Brown: Hey, wait a minute! You owe me an interview!
Logan turns around and sighs.
Logan: Make it quick.
Hank Brown: Can you explain your actions in the match just now?
Logan: I didn't feel like playing special referee man, and I don't like Thunder or Brad Kane, so I punched them. Talk to you later Hank!
Logan again walks away towards the hot dog cart.
Logan: Hey, hot dog man! Get over here!
All of a sudden, a man wearing all black, including a black mask, advances on Logan. Logan turns around.
Logan: You're not the hot dog man-
The man lands a sick punch right to Logan's face, and Logan flies into the nearby hot dog cart, hot dogs flying everywhere. The man kicks Logan in the gut repeatedly, then grabs him and punches him again in the face. We can see now that the man is wearing brass knuckles. He stands up as Logan is bleeding from the face and turns towards the camera.
Mystery Man: Logan, when you're conscious, make sure you listen to me carefully. All of WCF, listen to me carefully. Don't you dare underestimate me, you ALWAYS underestimate me. But not this time, not this time. I'm going to make an impact. Next week is MY Rebirth.
The man turns towards Logan.
Mystery Man: And, Logan, you sorry piece of trash. Believe it or not, it could be YOUR Rebirth too. Where is the Face of Treachery? I know below all that fat, he's still there. And maybe I'll have to beat him out of you. Unless I'm wrong, of course, in which case I'll just be beating you to a bloody pulp. Either way, see you then.
The man kicks Logan one more time and walks away as Hank tries to summon medics.
Chester/Dobbie vs Torture/Corey Black
"Haunted" by Disturbed starts playing on the speakers as the lights go out. A spotlight lights up the curtains as they part. Out walk Chester and Dobbie followed by their manager Jayson Stasiak. They both walk down the ramp to the ring taunting the fans the whole way down. Both men run from the bottom of the ramp to the ring and slide in together. They stand in a corner together and begin discussing strategy as they wait for the match to begin.
The lights in the arena go out, and familiar music hits the airwaves.
"Home" by Three Days Grace! The crowd goes bananas! Torture and Corey Black walk out from the back, eying each other as they proceed. About half way down the ramp, they take off and slide into the ring like a house of fire, Torture going after Chester, Black going after Dobbie!
Zach Davis: Well that didn't take long!
Shannan Lerch: Honestly, I'm surprised at their self control.
Fists are flying everywhere! Black knocks Dobbie back and hits a Cactus Clothesline over the top rope, and the ref rings the bell.
Zach Davis: Here we go.
Torture and Chester continue to beat each other down. Shot after shot. Until Black trips Chester and pulls him out of the ring. Torture turns and hits a suicide dive onto Dobbie who is just getting up!
Shannan Lerch: I'm surprised their bodies are holding up, they've been beating each other down for the last two weeks.
Black and Chester slug it out while Torture is on Dobbie in a mount position delivering shots. The ref has no choice but to count.
One, two, three, four, five...
Zach Davis: Oh, come on. Not like this.
Six, seven, eight, nine...
This chaos continues until the ref reaches ten, and calls for the bell!
Shannan Lerch: I don't believe it. I guess this match has been thrown out!
Suddenly, Gravedigger appears at the top of the ramp.
Gravedigger: I forgot to mention ... this match is no count outs!
The crowd goes insane, which seems to slightly annoy Gravedigger, who stays at the top of the entrance ramp. The brawl continues. Black slides Chester into the ring, and calls for a chair, obviously uncaring of rules at this point.
Zach Davis: This has gone beyond wrestling. The participants in this match just want to hurt each other, it seems...
Shannan Lerch: I think Black and Torture are trying to use them to send a message to Gravedigger.
Torture chucks one to Black, and BOOM! Chester gets drilled right in the skull. The ref once again calls for the bell, and Gravedigger is livid.
Gravedigger: NO DQ! NO DQ!
Black smiles and raises his chair up, ready to hit again. But this was Jayson Stasiak's cue, and he hops up on the apron and grabs the chair from him. Black turns around and Chester hits Black with a low blow.
Shannan Lerch: Oof.
Black stumbles forward and Chester uses this opportunity to grab him and execute a German Suplex! He keeps it bridged for the pin.
No, Black kicks out.
Zach Davis: That was actually kinda close. I don't think Black was expecting it.
Dobbie and Torture have gotten to their respective aprons now, and Chester tags Dobbie in. Dobbie jumps in, acting cocky, hitting Black with kicks. He then jumps to the top rope and waits for Black to stand...
Shannan Lerch: He's measuring him for a Dropkick, it looks like..
But no, Torture shoves Dobbie off! Dobbie happens to land on Black anyway, however.
Zach Davis: Intentional? I think so.
Torture then leans over and tags himself in. He hops in and is met immediately by Chester, but Torture knocks him down with a Clothesline. He then turns to Dobbie, who just got to his feet, and throws him to the ropes. Torture then follows up with a Powerslam into pin.
And no, Jayson Stasiak is again in the ring, this time to break up a pin. Torture gets up and gets in his face, and Stasiak looks horrified.
Shannan Lerch: Heh, looks like he's bitten off more than he can chew-
But no, now Mike D is in the ring behind Torture! He grabs him and hits a Reverse DDT before rolling out of the ring.
Zach Davis: We now have the entire Dark Side in the arena. The numbers game is going to catch up to Torture and Black real soon.
Black now takes the advantage and tags himself in. He hops over and hits a Springboard Missile Dropkick to Mike D, sending him out of the ring. He then turns to Dobbie and-
Shannan Lerch: Gravedigger's in the ring!
Gravedigger, apparently having had enough, is in the ring and has a chair. He hits Black over the head with it, sending him down. He then grabs Torture, throwing him out of the ring. He picks Black up and hits the Embalmer!
Zach Davis: Oh DAMN. Black is done.
Gravedigger gives him the finger, then grabs Dobbie and throws him ontop of Black. The ref drops to count.
Shannan Lerch: Oh come on-
NO! Torture has pulled the ref out of the ring! He then slides into the ring and starts hitting fist after fist to Gravedigger!!
Zach Davis: I'm not a Torture fan but it IS great to see Gravedigger get his!
But immediately, Mike D jumps into the ring and pulls Torture away. Gravedigger grabs the chair from earlier and, with a sneer on his face, hits Torture hard with it. Torture drops to the mat and slides out of the ring.
Shannan Lerch: That damn numbers game...
Gravedigger follows Torture out. Dobbie turns around and begins picking up Corey Black... who hits a surprise rollup!
Zach Davis: Oh what is this?!
The ref drops to count.
Shannan Lerch: Black and Torture manage to pick up the win!
Gravedigger turns around, livid. Black has collapsed onto the mat, tired, and the ref has fled the ring. The other members of the Dark Side all enter, surrounding Corey Black. Gravedigger, Chester, Dobbie, and Mike D, with Jayson Stasiak cheering them on from the outside.
Zach Davis: This isn't good for Black.
All four men start kicking at him mercilessly.
Shannan Lerch: We knew this would happen. Gravedigger wants to win that World Title, and he's going to make sure no one is in position to stop him.
But Torture flies into the ring, head full of steam! He grabs Mike D and throws him out just as Chester and Dobbie turn to him. He grabs Chester by the head, jumps up, still holding his head, and kicks Dobbie, before finishing by dropping Chester with a DDT. Chester and Dobbie both roll out of the ring...
Zach Davis: Leaving Torture, Corey Black and Gravedigger. The three men that will compete at Rebirth. Alone in the ring.
Gravedigger turns, staring daggers in him. Torture and he step up, face to face, staring each other down. Black works his way to his feet, looking at both men, who turn their attention towards him as well.
Shannan Lerch: There is more hatred among these three than I've seen in quite a while.
Zach Davis: Fans, we will see you at Rebirth, we're out of time for tonight. Goodnight!
Slam fades out with Torture, Black, and Gravedigger staring each other down.