Tank Reaper vs CJ Foster
Seth Lerch Segment
Chester vs Dobbie
Tank Reaper Segment
US Title: Ryan Daniels vs Mikami
Dake Ken vs Chris Avery vs Johnny Reb vs Corey Black
Kids by MGMT, the new Slam theme, hits! The fans explode as the first Slam not under Gravedigger's control comes on the air.
Zach Davis: Welcome to Slam! It is the dawning of a new era, as the Dark Side has lost control of WCF. Well, the redawning of an old era, maybe, because Seth Lerch has regained control.
Shannan Lerch: Nothing wrong with that!
Zach Davis: I agree, if he's going to keep making main events like this: Dake Ken vs Chris Avery vs Johnny Reb vs Corey Black, with the winner getting a World Title shot at Explosion.
Shannan Lerch: Against Torture.
Zach Davis: Indeed. Both Ken and Black teamed with Torture to defeat the Dark Side, but their attention will now shift, certainly, to the WCF World Title. Johnny Reb is the dark horse in this match, however.
Shannan Lerch: Reb has been very impressive. So impressive that we say that about him almost every week. I'm glad to see him getting this shot.
Zach Davis: Another story coming out of last week, we saw Rick Mad return, dressed as Creeping Death, attacking Avery and Torture, his former partners. I wonder what's up with that.
Shannan Lerch: We also have a big Title match tonight, with Ryan Daniels taking on Mikami, the US Champion. Daniels has finally seemed to get over his losing slump, and I think he might give Mikami a run for his money.
Zach Davis: But what's Mikami's deal? At Explosion we saw him viciously assault Chris Avery, claiming Gravedigger told him to do it, though he'd been instructed to stop by some mysterious entity. Intriguing.
Shannan Lerch: We also have Chester and Dobbie up against each other tonight, definitely showing that Seth is in charge.
Zach Davis: Funny, that's the same kind of thing Gravedigger would have done to his enemies. Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.
Shannan Lerch: Yeah, you gotta admit though, they deserve it.
Zach Davis: Well, maybe.
Shannan Lerch: And in our opener, we've got Tank Reaper up against CJ Foster in a No DQ match!
Zach Davis: That probably should have been the main event, because there is a good chance that with the weight of those two men, they will crush the ring.
Jamais Vu by Dredg hits the speakers and right on cue the crowd begins to boo. Some may cheer for his effort to save WCF but alas Torture steps from the back and steps out onto the stage with a full business suit. Torture, with his sunglasses on doesn't smile, nor makes a taunt of any kind. Torture walks calmly down the ramp and steps into the ring. He grabs a microphone from the ring announcer and signals for his music to be cut.
Zach Davis: World Heavyweight Champion Torture in the ring.
Torture: Last week, on my own, I defeated the Dark Side and saved Wrestling Championship Federation from the hands of an egomaniac and put the fate of the company right back into the rightful hands of another egomaniac named Seth Lerch.
Shannan Lerch: Can't deny that.
Torture: While I was focused on playing 'for the team' and doing my best to mask my smile and fight for the 'sake of the company' I overlooked the simple fact that I had a cloud of dark, demonic evil following me and it struck down on me just minutes before I ended the match over Gravedigger and his Dark Side. The dark cloud of evil that I'm speaking of is named... Rick... Mad.
Zach Davis: That's right! Rick Mad attacked Torture at the last Pay Per View!
Shannan Lerch: Mad said it was coming, we just never knew when!
Torture: I brought in Rick Mad, I gave him his second chance at glory and fame and I promised him success but when he turned on me and just disappeared I knew Mad couldn't stay away from the ring, he couldn't stay away from Wrestling long enough, not as long as I was the World Champion and top dog in 'his' federation. Rick Mad is pure evil. He runs the strings of the system to manipulate each and every one of us to get exactly what he wants, and you cheer for a hardcore, gimmick NOBODY..
The Tort is cut off by the erupts of cheers once again.
Torture: You cheer and applaud a man who has almost done nothing compared to the accomplishments and records I am continuing to set in the Wrestling Championship Federation to this day, so I simply ask Rick Mad. No.. I demand.. Rick Mad come to this ring right now and fight me like a man.
The Tort puts the mic to his side and looks at the curtain.
Zach Davis: Is Rick Mad here tonight?
Shannan Lerch: If he is, I'm sure he won't back down from a fight?!
Torture: Exactly what I thought. Rick Mad isn't a fighter, nor a superstar in Wrestling Championship Federation. Rick Mad... *Deep Voice* is a coward.
Torture: You can continue to live in the shadows and shock and awe these stupid, fat, unsuccessful pieces of garbage that pay and watch you and attack me from behind at every Slam or Pay Per View but the fact still stands, Mad. You can't beat me. Tonight Seth Lerch is putting four undeserving men in a ring and giving them a title shot at Aftermath against me. I'll defeat whomever whenever just to get my shot at you Rick Mad. Listen up, and listen good cause I will not repeat myself. Rick Mad; You are pure, dark evil, there is no doubt about it. But what you have failed to realize is that I am a sleeping monster. A monster.. you just woke up. *The Tort slides off his sunglasses and looks directly into the camera.* Rick Mad, what you tried to do to me will never be forgotten. You have just made a grave mistake, and when I find you, and when I get my hands on you, no one... and I mean no one will recognize you once I get through with you.
The Tort drops the microphone in the ring.
Zach Davis: Wow. Obviously not happy about Rick Mad attacking him.
Shannan Lerch: Torture's been pretty intense as of late.
Tank Reaper vs CJ Foster
No DQ Match
Zach Davis: What's this?
Foster gets attacked from behind by Tank Reaper! A ref is right behind them however, as Tank knocks down Foster to the ground. Tank picks up Foster and pushes him through a black curtain. A camera picks them up as they are live on the stage area in front of the audience.
Shannan Lerch: I'm guessing the match has started?
Zach Davis: That's what I'm being told!
Tank picks up Foster and hits a super size suplex on the stage. Tank pins but it's only a two count. Tank gets to his feet and picks up Foster by the head and hits a DDT! Tank goes behind the curtain and comes back with a steel chair. The crowd goes crazy as Tank waits for the large superstar Foster to get to his feet. He does.
Zach Davis: Look out!
Tank slams the chair so hard into Fosters thick skull it breaks in half! Foster stands there dazed, his eyes roll into the back of his head.
Shannan Lerch: HOLY CRAP!!
Tank grabs Foster by the neck with both hands, quickly lifts him into the air and shoves him backwards off the ramp area and down eight feet through a table on the ground below! The crowd cheers! The cheers, however, quickly turn to boos as Shane Spain comes running out from the curtain!
Zach Davis: Look out... again!
Tank never notices Shane, and Spain comes up from behind and swings a chair at Tank hitting him in the back not once, but twice. Tank hardly moves. Shane swings a third, fourth and fifth time! Tank falls to his knees before falling off the ramp downwards eight feet from the ramp to the ground below. He falls on top of Foster. The ref leaps down quickly and counts the three as Shane taunts!
Shannan Lerch: Three! It's over! Tank Reaper wins!
Zach Davis: Shane just noticed what he did. He's NOT happy either!
The ref helps Tank to his feet and raises his large arm. The crowd cheers for Tank. Spain is still on the ramp mad as hell. He pulls out a microphone out of his back pocket and puts it to his lips.
Shane Spain: Want to challenge us to fights with weapons? Using chairs and tables for your advantage? Fine! I already made it official, next week on Slam you're in a Mixed Martial Arts match! The ring will be transformed into a squared-cage MMA-style, and you'll only be allowed to fight MMA-style and your opponent? C.J. FOSTER!
Zach Davis: Wowzers.
Spain throws the microphone down then throws the chair at Tank Reaper whose standing below him. Tank catches the chair and that frightens Shane Spain a bit. Tank begins to run around to the ramp and begins chasing Spain through the back while the ref helps up C.J. Foster.
Shannan Lerch: Well one match is signed for next week. C.J. Foster versus Tank Reaper in a MMA-Style match and a temporary cage will be brought in to support the ropes for that style of fighting.
Zach Davis: There is a surprise at every turn in Wrestling Championship Federation isn't there?
Shannan Lerch: You know it. Let's continue with Slam!
Seth Lerch Segment
Master of Puppets hits, and the crowd cheers.
Zach Davis: And now, the NEW owner of Wrestling Championship Federation... Seth Lerch!
Seth steps out from the back to a huge pop. He walks to the ring, a smile on his face, and slides in. He quickly grabs a mic.
Seth Lerch: MAN does it feel good to come out here again... to my ring, in my federation. I now own the name, the rights, the wrestler's contracts, everything.
Seth Lerch: Of course, Gravedigger wasn't lying when he said he was close to bankrupting the company. There have had to be roster cuts until we get back on track, which I know many fans won't appreciate. However, I HAVE officially hired back Corey Black.
The crowd pops.
Seth Lerch: And there is one other man I'm willing to keep on board, too. Gravedigger.
Seth Lerch: Because I know everyone is looking forward to seeing Gravedigger get his ass kicked night in and night out! I can now book Gravedigger however I see fit. Chester and Dobbie get the first taste of my wrath in the next match, but next week, Gravedigger, who knows? So get out here, and let's talk, face to face.
Seth looks towards the entryway... and nothing happens. He frowns.
Seth Lerch: Come on, Gravedigger, what're you scared of? Get out here.
Again, Seth looks towards the ramp. And again, no one comes out.
Seth Lerch: Damnit, Gravedigger-
Quick To Back Down by the Bravehearts hits, and out steps Chester and Dobbie! Seth looks annoyed.
Seth Lerch: I didn't ask for lackeys, you twits-
Dobbie: Nah Seth, calm yo-self down. I got some truth to lay down. Ain't none of us heard from Gravedigger since Explosion, dawg.
Chester: Dobbie's right, for once. We don't even know where he is.
Seth Lerch: That son of a bitch coward.
Dobbie: Maybe his mom got sick and he had to go take care of her or somethin'? But Gravedigger ain't no coward, you can bet yo ass on dat!
Seth Lerch: Whatever. Guess you two will have to be the target of my revenge if Gravedigger isn't going to come out to play.
Chester: Now wait a minute, Seth. We helped you out, we came here and told you that Gravedigger has disappeared. You owe us. Don't make us go through with this match.
Seth Lerch: I owe YOU? You and your little Dark Side group made my life hell for the past five months. Get in the ring, you two. Your match is starting now, and if you don't compete, you're fired.
Chester and Dobbie look at each other, not too happy, but begin a walk to the ring. Seth smiles and leaves.
Shannan Lerch: I don't believe it. Gravedigger disappeared?
Zach Davis: I don't know, Shannan. This is interesting, indeed.
Chester vs Dobbie
Chester and Dobbie both enter the ring and get in seperate corners as the bell rings.
Zach Davis: These two men are best friends... let's see how this goes.
The two shake hands quickly before backing off. Dobbie, laughing, hits a Superkick that just barely, and very lightly, connects with Chester. Chester laughs also but flies backwards into the turnbuckle, bumping off of it and then doing a Flair face flop into the mat. Dobbie then stands over Chester, who turns over, and proceeds to do a little dance before running to one side of the ring, dancing the whole way, jumps over Chester, still dancing, bounces off again...
Shannan Lerch: This is the most electrifying version of the People's Elbow I've ever seen!
Zach Davis: Remember, you're not supposed to like these guys.
Shannan Lerch: Oh yeah! Boo, Dobbie, boo!
Dobbie then does some ridiculous taunt that lasts several seconds before finally dropping an elbow on Chester. Chester, however, rolls away and stands back up. Dobbie acts like he's seriously hurt his elbow and stands, and Chester grabs him by the throat.
Zach Davis: Uh oh! Chokeslam!
Dobbie makes an effort to jump as high as he possibly can as Chester acts like he's lifting him up for the Chokeslam. Dobbie then goes down and it obviously didn't hurt a bit. The two are still laughing.
Shannan Lerch: They're just having their own little fun out here. This is pathetic.
Chester gets in the corner, and acts like he's going to go for another Superkick, stomping his foot Shawn Michaels style. Dobbie gets up and Chester goes for the Superkick, but this time connects more and a lot harder than the previous one. Instantly, a look of horror comes over Chester's face.
Zach Davis: That one actually look like it hurt!
Dobbie gets knocked to the ground, and Chester goes over to apologize. Dobbie, apparently thinking Chester is trying to get competitive, grabs him and rolls him up in a small package! The ref drops to count!
No, Chester gets out of it. He stands up and tries to apologize to Dobbie again, but Dobbie slaps him in the face. The crowd begins cheering.
Shannan Lerch: Are they actually going to fight!?
Chester slaps Dobbie back. Then Dobbie slaps Chester. Soon the two men just keep slapping each other, and the crowd is eating it up. Chester pushes Dobbie into a corner and as Dobbie stumbles out, hits a big Dropkick, sending Dobbie back down. Dobbie stays on the ground for a few moments, giving Chester time to think about what he's doing. He starts calming down, but as he turns back towards Dobbie, Dobbie hits him with a low blow!
Zach Davis: Damn.. damn.
Dobbie quickly takes the advantage to jump to the top and hit a quick Moonsault, landing on top of Chester!
No, Chester kicks out again.
Shannan Lerch: This is getting good!
Tank Reaper Segment
Camera abruptly cuts to a hallway where Shane Spain is running. He doesn't seem to scared, but methodical in his ways.
Zach Davis: Well, this is interesting, but what about the Chester vs Dobbie match?
Shannan Lerch: I guess we don't get to see the ending? Maybe Seth just doesn't want to show it. Oh well, let's see what's going on here.
Tank Reaper: Dead end Shane! Just fight me like a man you bitch.
Shane Spain stops at the end of a hallway. Tank Reaper shows up into view.
Zach Davis: Uh oh.
Reaper begins to run down the hallway towards Shane when out of one of the doorways to the left comes a steel chair and it's visible the steel chair was from Foster who was hiding in one of the rooms. Tank falls back into one of the walls, still standing, when Foster delivers the chair to the gut and then face spinning Tank around three hundred and sixty degrees when Shane shouts out some orders about a TKO. Foster drops the chair, sizes him up and hits a left-right combo with two fists right into Tank Reapers eyes. Tank hits his knees with his back up against the wall when CJ Foster delivers one stiff knee to the face knocking Reaper out for good.
Shannan Lerch: Ouch!
Zach Davis: That had to hurt.
Foster picks up Tank Reaper and throws him into the wall at the dead end part of the hallway. Shane begins slapping Tank in the face (though he's knocked out) and calling him words like "bitch" and "punk". Shane looks at Foster and says "DO IT BIG MAN. DO IT! KNOCK HIM OUT FOR GOOD!"
Foster yells into the air and begins running full sprint down the hallway and spearing/goring Tank Reaper right into the gut sending both men crashing through a wall! Tank Reaper was just sent through the wall by Foster. Plaster and what have you explodes and dust flies into the air before Foster steps through the wall and Shane yells one more time. "Don't ever think you're one step ahead of me! You never want to cross the boss! See you on Slam... bitch."
Shannan Lerch: My god. How destructive can they get?
Zach Davis: We will find out next week on Slam.
Shannan Lerch: If Tank Reaper is still alive after that. My god.
Ryan Daniels vs Mikami
Walls of Jericho's The Haunted hit the airwaves and Daniels comes out down the ramp and into the ring. Just as he slides in..
The lights go out and Mikami's double-M logo appears on the JumboTron as "The Beast" by Tech N9ne plays, starting at the first chorus. The lights turn back on but are now red, revealing Mikami standing at the top of the ramp. He runs down the ramp, dives into the ring and then jumps back up to his feet and Daniels clotheslines Mikami down, takes the US title and throws it to the ref and begins a lethal beatdown with punches and kicks. Daniels gets up and picks up Mikami hitting a stiff sit out powerbomb!
Zach Davis: It could be over already!
The ref rings the bell and bends down, one! two!
Shannan Lerch: Mikami kicks up!
Daniels gets up and throws Mikami to the ropes hitting a back body drop, but Mikami gets to his feet somehow, turns around and Daniels delivers a stiff sidekick!
Zach Davis: It could all be over!
Daniels bends down but Mikami rolls him up!
Shannan Lerch: WHOA! It's a pin! One! Two!
Daniels kicks up. Ryan gets to his feet and goes for a clothesline on Mikami, but Mikami ducks, and catches Daniels from behind and delivers a german suplex with a bridged pin. One! Two! Kick up. Mikami rolls to his feet as does Daniels, and Mikami hits the ropes and goes for a crossbody take down but Daniels catches him and holds him up. Mikami gets out of it and lands on his feet as he pulls off a hip toss on Daniels. Mikami bends down and Daniels delivers a kick to the face from his back. Mikami stumbles into the corner. Daniels gets up and pulls Mikami out of the corner and locks on a reverse DDT for a rolling cutter. Mikami throws a knee backwards to Daniels head which breaks the hold. Mikami goes for a clothesline but Daniels ducks. Mikami turns around and Daniels goes for a super sidekick again, but Mikami catches it, and sweeps Daniels to his back on the mat, and Mikami whose still holding Daniels legs locks on the boston crab!
Zach Davis: In the center of the ring!
Daniels begins to tap as he can't get out of it and Mikami is declared the winner!
Shannan Lerch: Mikami defeats Daniels!
Ryan Daniels slides out of the ring pissed off he had to tap out and makes his way up the ramp. Mikami gets the United States Title back inside the ring and the ref raises his arm once again.
World Title Contendership Match
Dake Ken vs Chris Avery vs Johnny Reb vs Corey Black
Zach Davis: Now, to decide who will be the next contender for the WCF World Title.
"Bow Down" by Born of Osiris hits on the PA system. The lights dim down as the guitars and drums hit as spot lights focus on the curtain. Dake pops out from behind the curtain with both arms raised. He pauses for a moment and looks around the arena, soaking in the fan reaction, before lowering his arms and starting down the ramp. He slaps a few fans' hands as he makes his way to the ring. He walks over to the steps and quickly walks up them. He plays to the crowd a bit before stepping into the ring and making his way to the far turnbuckle. He hops up onto the second rope and poses to the crowd.
Shannan Lerch: Seth brought Dake back, and he's always been one of the best. Now he has to prove it one more time.
The lights go out and Let It Rock by Kevin Rudolf blares through the sound system. The arena boos as the lights flash back on on time with a set of fireworks on the stage. Chris Avery steps out onto the stage and smiles at all of the fans that are boo'ing. Ignoring each and every one of them he slides into the ring puts out his hands like 'what? You kidding me? I'm the best'. He awaits his opponent.
Zach Davis: Avery, Torture's second in command.
The opening chords of "Bad Company" by Bad Company filter through the arena. The stage and the surrounding area go dark. As the actual lyrics begin, blue lights illuminate a figure dressed in a grey Confederate frock coat and an officer's slouch hat.
Always on the run.
The figure steps out onto the ramp and the stage lights return to normal.
Is the rising sun.
The crowd starts to boo, recognizing Johnny Reb. He looks up into the stands, as if curious about this reaction.
I was born 6-gun in my hand,
Behind a gun, I make my final stand.
The Inveterate Confederate starts down the ramp, slowly, and pauses halfway down.
That's why they call me...
Suddenly, a fountain of pyros erupts behind him to coincide with the change in the song's tempo. Johnny raises his hands and lifts his head, making a beckoning motion as if drawing more venom from the audience, and reveling in it.
Bad Company. And I can't deny,
Bad Company, til the day I die.
Johnny Reb lowers his arms and give the fans a disdainful sneer.
Deserters we are called,
Chose a gun
And threw away the sun.
Johnny keeps walking toward the ring at a stately pace, occasionally responding to a taunt from a fan.
Now these towns,
They all know our name.
Is our claim to fame.
Reb walks up the steel steps and climbs through the ropes, dignified. He stalks to the opposite corner and climbs onto the second turnbuckle.
I can hear them say..
Bad Company, and I won’t deny.
Bad. Bad Company, til the day I die.
He gestures out at the crowd, flinging insults back at selected individuals for a moment, before deciding they're not worth the effort. He hops off the turnbuckle and removes the hat and coat. The music fades away.
Shannan Lerch: Johnny Reb, the dark horse of this match.
The crowd is buzzing, and a spotlight hits somewhere in the crowd. No music, pyro, video, or anything. Standing there is Corey Black, wearing his hoodie with the hood up. He makes his way through the crowd as they cheer him on.
Zach Davis: Corey Black, who-
Corey hops over the security barricade... and is met with someone tackling him down, who had also just run through the crowd.
Shannan Lerch: Well, this is bizarre!
Creeping Death has seemingly just attacked Corey Black. The man dressed as Creeping Death hits Corey Black with rights and lefts across his face, over and over.
Zach Davis: I think we can pretty safely say that man is Rick Mad. What the hell is going on with him!?
Rick "Creeping Death" Mad picks Black up and throws him into the ring steps, causing a huge crash. Corey Black stumbles to his feet... and Mad catches him and hits a FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS!
Shannan Lerch: Ha!
Zach Davis: In the week leading to Explosion, we saw Corey Black wrestling with himself and his former alter ego, Creeping Death. I'd thought for a second Black might go back there, become Creeping Death once more... but now Black is battling Creeping Death in a much more real fashion.
Rick Mad raises his arms in the air, and the crowd boos. The lights go out, and seconds later, come back on. Rick Mad has disappeared, leaving Corey Black bleeding on the outside.
Shannan Lerch: What now?
The other three members of the match look around, not sure what to do. The referee signals for the bell.
Zach Davis: I think this has just become a triple threat match.
The three combatants look around. Avery takes the initiative and tackles Dake Ken down. Reb stays in his corner, watching. Avery stomps Dake Ken a few times, who is doing his best to get back to his feet. Eventually Dake is up and Avery has switched to punches, Dake blocks one and throws Avery to the ropes. As Avery is coming back, Ken hits an Arm Drag. Avery gets up, Dake hits another Arm Drag. Avery gets up one more time, swings at Dake, Dake ducks it and hits a German Suplex!
Shannan Lerch: Dake Ken on fire here!
And quickly, Reb hits Dake from behind several times. Dake turns around, and Reb Dropkicks him over the top rope! Reb then quickly jumps up to the top, looks at Avery, and hits a Frogsplash!
Zach Davis: That's the Confederate Cannonball!
This results in a pin.
Avery kicks out.
Shannan Lerch: Close.
Reb picks Avery up, who is woozy. Reb runs to the ropes, Springboards off of them and executes an Arm Drag before locking in an Armbar.
Zach Davis: Good hold, good hold.
Dake is back in the ring, and Reb quickly lets go of the Armbar and begins to get up. But its too late, Dake is already running at Reb and goes for the Bitch Kick!
Shannan Lerch: NICE!
Reb ducks it, however, and as Dake Ken turns back around Reb hits a Snapmare and quickly locks in a Dragon Sleeper!
Zach Davis: Sweet Water Sleeper!
Dake tries to make it to the ropes, but is unable to reach them! The crowd is on their feet, not knowing if he'll give up or not. Reb cranks on the hold, screaming out, intense.
Shannan Lerch: This could be Johnny Reb's big break!
But no, Avery comes from behind and throws Reb off. He quickly follows up by pinning Dake Ken, hoping to take advantage of Reb's move.
No, Ken kicks out.
Zach Davis: Avery has to do better than just that to defeat Dake Ken.
Avery picks Ken up and proceeds to hit a Snap Suplex, sending him back down. He then watches as Dake Ken starts standing back up, signalling.. he's going for the Chi Town Smash! But he sees that Reb is about to get ready to attack, so first he runs at Reb, Clotheslining him out of the ring. He turns back and Ken is up, who goes for a Clothesline, Avery ducks it, AND HITS THE CHI TOWN SMASH!
Shannan Lerch: This might be it, Avery might actually have it!
Avery pins Dake Ken, hooking the leg.
No, Ken kicks out again.
Zach Davis: Dake Ken is SO determined. I don't believe it!
Avery stands up, and now he starts to get Dake Ken ready.. he's positioning him for the Vertebreaker.
Shannan Lerch: If Avery hits this, we're done.
Zach Davis: This is Avery's Success!
Right as Avery is about to hit it, Reb is back on the apron, and he Springboards and hits a Clothesline to Avery! Avery flies back and Dake Ken drops. Reb then jumps to the top, Avery comes towards him, Reb flies off the top and hits a Shooting Star DDT!
Shannan Lerch: What a move!
Reb pins Chris Avery!
Dake kicks Reb off. The two begin brawling with one another.
Zach Davis: Dake Ken has taken so much punishment during this match but he is no stranger to big match situations like this, while Reb hasn't had this kind of success in WCF yet... this is anyone's matchup!
Dake Ken eventually hooks Reb for the Uranage Slam, and the crowd pops, but Reb elbows Dake in the head several time, breaking out of it. Reb throws Dake Ken to the ropes, Dake bounces off and runs at Reb and goes for the Bitch Kick!
Shannan Lerch: THIS IS IT!
BUT REB DUCKS IT! Reb then rolls Dake Ken up, Dake Ken's body falling onto Avery's on the way down!
Reb grabs Dake Ken's tights.
Zach Davis: WHAT?!
Shannan Lerch: JOHNNY REB HAS DONE IT!
The crowd pops huge as Reb scrambles back to his feet, not believing what's happened. Dake Ken gets to his feet, eyes wild, not believing what just happened. The ref raises Johnny Reb's arm in the air.
Zach Davis: Johnny Reb will go on to face Torture at Aftermath!
Dake Ken shakes his head, and goes over to the referee, explaining something. An unhappy look comes across the refs face, who goes over to whisper something to the ring announcer.
Shannan Lerch: Eh oh. What could this be?
Ring Announcer: The referee has informed me that this match is a TIE between Dake Ken and Johnny Reb.
Zach Davis: Oh for Pete's sake.
Master of Puppets hits, and Seth Lerch comes out, looking unhappy.
Seth Lerch: My first night back, and already we have some crazyness going on. Great.
Reb and Dake Ken are pacing the ring, looking unhappy.
Seth Lerch: There are two things I could do here. One, restart the match and decide this right now. Two, and this is the option I'm doing... next week, Johnny Reb against Dake Ken to determine the REAL contender to Torture's World Title!
The crowd cheers, excited for another great match! Reb and Dake Ken look at each other as Seth leaves.
Shannan Lerch: Great decision.
Reb leaves the ring, leaving Dake Ken, but neither man takes their eyes off the other. Dake Ken begins leaving the arena as well.
Zach Davis: For once, I'm going to agree.
Shannan Lerch: Great main event for next week!
Zach Davis: But it is about that time, fans.
Zach Davis: See you next Monday-- wait.. what?
Two stretchers have been rolled on onto the top of the ramp by EMT's, each stretcher carrying a dark black body bag.
Shannan Lerch: What the hell is this?
Handling with great care the stretchers are slowly rolled down the ramp towards the ring. The crowd buzzes, of course, while these EMT's take their time to carefully slide the lifeless body bags underneath the bottom rope and into the ring. After making sure these supposed corpses are accurately placed dead center of the ring, the EMT's flock off in a hurry.
Zach Davis: This isn't a corpse dump site!
The body bags begin showing signs of life.
A slight struggle inside the bags.
They start slowly becoming unzipped.
The crowd peaks over one another's heads.
They're fully unzipped and two bodies spring to life.
Shannan Lerch: Oh.. my.. god.
Zach Davis: No f'n way!
JACK OF BLADES AND LOGAN! Both uncovering themselves of the body bags and both dramatically posing in the ring with big shit eating grins. They're both wearing.. black.. ToT shirts!
Shannan Lerch: YES!
Zach Davis: NOOO! NOOOO! NOOOOOOOO!
Slam comes to an ending with the crowd in an uproar.