Thirteen Intro

The theme song from the Saw films hits the air waves! Pyro blasts, fans are excited, and we go to our announcers to introduce the show.

Nate Nytro: Welcome everyone to Thirteen, presented by Corey Black, and it is home of King of the Deathmatch! I'm Nate, and with me tonight, is Nikki Venus.

Nikki Venus: Thank you Nate. We have huge matches tonight!

Nate Nytro: Right like always, Venus, tonight two grudge matches take place, one is with Skyler Striker and Jack of Blades.

Nikki Venus: Two years in the making, Nytro, and it comes down to tonight!

Nate Nytro: Can't forget about our opening match, with Torture and Gravedigger going NON-TITLE, in a Casket Match!

Nikki Venus: Gravedigger tring to ruin everything. Lives, careers, WCF, he doesn't give a shit.

Nate Nytro: And listening to Torture the last few weeks, it seems like Torture isn't giving much a shit either.

Nikki Venus: All of that, Nate, and we're not even talking about our Death Match Tournament!

Nate Nytro: True that Nikki, eight men signed up, and only one man can go to the next Thirteen and get a World Title shot from Torture in a match that is specifically set up by the Challenger.

Nikki Venus: Not to mention, Corey Black and Rick Mad going toe to toe.. IN THE FIRST ROUND!

Nate Nytro: We have a huge card...

Nikki Venus: What's this? Master of puppets?


Seth Lerch and Logan segment w/ Gravedigger


Master of Puppets hits the speakers.

Nate Nytro: On Slam, Seth challenged Gravedigger to show up and confront him here at XIII, where Gravedigger has no control. And here he comes.

Seth Lerch walks out from the back, with Logan by his side. The crowd is a mix of cheering and booing, but everyone is doing one or the other.

Nikki Venus: These are Corey Black fans, which means they are NOT Seth Lerch or Logan fans. However, I don't think they like Gravedigger being in charge either.

Seth and Logan head to the ring. Seth is doing his best to look all business, ignoring the fans. Logan, however, is carrying a DVD called "The Best of Logan's XIII Matches" which apparently features only one match, his match with Reckless Jack. Regardless, he's trying to sell it to ringside fans for $10 a piece. Seth yells at Logan to hurry up and follow him to the ring, which Logan eventually does. Seth slides in a grabs a mic.


Seth Lerch: It's funny. I never expected to be here at XIII like this, calling someone out. I always thought that if I appeared at one of these shows I'd be bitching about Corey Black having control. Hell, if I owned the company I probably WOULD be bitching about it because this damn King of the Deathmatch tournament is probably going to injure half the roster, including Logan. But that isn't my focus right now, because it isn't my company anymore. It's Gravedigger's. And that's what I'm out here to talk about. Gravedigger... let's do this.

"Change" by the Deftones hits, and out steps Gravedigger to massive jeers. Gravedigger seems to take them all in, almost loving it. He walks to the ring, cocky as could be, as Seth and Logan look on. Seth has hatred in his eyes. Gravedigger slides in and grabs a mic himself.

Gravedigger: Well, well, well. So this is XIII?

He looks around.

Gravedigger: Pathetic.

The crowd boos.

Gravedigger: But, Seth, you bring up a good point. This tournament really will injure a lot of the roster! Which is okay, because I'm paying for HUGE health benefits for them. And I'll pay them to sit at home and do nothing if need be. I'm generous like that.

Something lights in Seth's eyes.

Seth Lerch: YOU'RE BANKRUPTING MY COMPANY. I've saved up the money WCF has earned for YEARS, ever since 2001. And you're burning through it like Chino through a field of weed. I can't let it go on any longer.

Gravedigger: Funny thing 'bout that? You don't have any choice.

Seth Lerch: Oh, but YOU do, Gravedigger. And here is your choice. I'm challenging you to fight Logan, one on one, at Till Death Do Us Part. No interference, none of that, no nonsense. Just a one on one match. And if Logan wins... I get WCF back.

The crowd pops!

Seth Lerch: Gravedigger, I'm tired of this mockery you've made of my company. I hand picked Logan, the spirit and heart of WCF, and he's going to win it back for me. What do you say?

Gravedigger: What do I say? HELL NO!

The crowd boos, but Gravediggers simply laughs.

Gravedigger: Why in the HELL would I do that? Sure, I know I can beat Logan. No big deal. But why take the risk? I'm not an idiot, Seth. You tell me what I'd be getting out of this.

Seth Lerch: One, you'd be getting the satisfaction of beating up Logan, which I know you'd enjoy. Two, no one would be calling you a coward. If you turn down this offer-

Gravedigger: Oh, trying to appeal to my pride, is it? I don't give a DAMN who calls me coward, Seth.

Seth Lerch: Alright, fine... fine. Let's see here. How about-

Gravedigger: No, no. I have an idea of my own. How about, if I beat Logan, YOU, Seth Lerch, join the Dark Side? You're forced to do whatever I want, whenever I want. You're my employee. And I'll pay you handsomely, even!

Seth thinks it over for a second.

Seth Lerch: ...Deal.

Gravedigger: I'm glad you've agreed, because I forgot to mention...

Gravedigger looks around the arena.

Gravedigger: If you do become the Dark Side's own personal assistant, I'll be paying you in nothing but GWC stock!!

Gravedigger laughs and laughs as the crowd boos heavily. Seth rolls his eyes and gets back on the mic.

Seth Lerch: Make all the jokes you want, Gravedigger. But after Till Death Do Us Part, you won't be laughing because I'll have WCF back and you'll be in the unemployment line.

Seth begins pulling something out of his pocket.

Seth Lerch: Hey, Logan.

Logan looks at Seth and what he's pulling out of his pocket.

Seth Lerch: Fetch.

Seth throws the item at Gravedigger, and it turns out to have been a smelly old hot dog! The hot dog hits Gravedigger, who looks disgusted. But Logan is like a rabid dog, tackling Gravedigger down! Logan rains punches on the Epitome of Hardcore! Eventually Gravedigger is able to push Logan off of him and then rolls out of the ring.

Gravedigger: They don't call me Gravedigger for nothing, Seth! You've just signed your own death warrant!

Gravedigger heads to the back while Seth and Logan look on.


Gravedigger vs. Torture - Casket Match

They roll the casket down the ramp way, as the spotlights hit it. The crowd begins to cheer. The wide casket stops just a few inches away from the ring apron at the bottom of the ramp. The rolling-shelf holding up the casket is just even with the apron in height off the ground. The casket is RIGHT next to the ring. A ring announcer explains the rules.

Ring Announcer: In this bout. You must open the casket door, shove your opponent inside, close the door, and lock it. Once it is locked you are the winner. If the Casket lid is closed but not locked, the match continues! Only way to win is to lock the casket. This bout is a NON-CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE MATCH! Ladies and Gentlemen.. This.. is your... CASSSKKEETTT MAATCCCHHHHH...

The ring announcer leaves the ring with a swift exit. Two WCF-employed refs stand near the casket.

"Change" by Deftones hits the speakers. The curtains part and out walks Gravedigger with his manager Jayson Stasiak, valet Jessie, and bodyguard Mike D. Gravedigger stands at the top of the ramp and soaks in the jeers from the crowd. He grins as he walks down the ramp, feeling the electricity from the crowd. Gravedigger walks up the ring steps and holds the rope for Jessie and Jayson as they enter the ring. Mike D leaps from the floor to the apron and then steps in. Gravedigger enters last. Gravedigger walks to each corner and stands on the middle turnbuckle, taunting the crowd from each one.

Nate Nytro: Gravedigger looks ready for this one.

Nikki Venus: He sure does!

Jamais Vu hits the airwaves. Torture steps out onto the stage and walks down the ramp. He drops the World Title to a staff member. She takes it and walks to the back. He stands near the casket. Torture points to it then points to Gravedigger whose standing inside the ring ready to rumble. Torture gets up onto the apron.. and the bell rings.

Nate Nytro: Well here we go!

The crowd begins to roar as two titans are ready to tangle. Torture steps into the ring as they begin to circle each around the ring. Gravedigger tries to corner Torture, but he quickly moves one way or the other.. Gravedigger walks smoothly, chasing Torture whose bouncing around. Gravedigger finally corners Torture. GD goes for a punch, but Torture ducks and lets GD go back first into the turnbuckles. Torture begins right hands. GD is cornered inside the turnbuckle. Tort taunts to the crowd, but Gravedigger comes out of the corner. Torture turns around and GD starts to choke him. Torture kicks to the midsection and begins punches again. GD taking each right hand in the corner. Torture grabs Gravedigger and throws him across to the other side. GD stumbles out of the other corner, Torture runs, and GD throws Torture into the air. Tort lands on the top rope. Gravedigger turns around, and Torture jumps over him and lands on his feet. He shoves GD back into the corner and begins right punches once more! Torture taunts to the crowd once again. Gravedigger comes out of the corner and goes for a clothesline. Torture notices and ducks. GD continues running, bounces off the ropes and Torture goes for a leap frog. GD catches him in mid-air and throws him over the top rope. Torture bounces off the steel lid of the casket and to the bottom of the ramp below. Gravedigger slides out.

Gravedigger picks up Torture and throws him into the ring post. GD picks him up. Then picks him up over his head and drops Torture chest first onto the guardrail. Gravedigger points to the casket. Some of the Torture haters cheer. Torture, with desperation, launches at GD and hits him across the back with his entire body. That move shoves GD into the casket and down onto his knees. Torture slides into the ring. GD gets to his feet and slides in. Torture bounces off the ropes, but GD grabs him up and sidewalk slams him down! GD gets up, Torture tries to stand up.. GD grabs him by the head and throws him into the corner. Upper cuts, back hand chops and right hand punches to the Tort's face! GD grabs Torture and throws him over the top rope to the mats below. Torture Haters cheer again. Torture gets up onto the apron. Gravedigger, from inside the ring, grabs Torture, but Torture grabs GD by the head and drops off the apron putting Gravediggers throat right across the top rope. Torture slides back in and begins right hands across GD's forehead. Torture gets up and goes to the top rope. GD gets to his feet just as Torture launches into the air once more. GD catches Tortures crossbody and hits a powerslam out of it!

Nate Nytro: High risk move did not pay off.

Nikki Venus: Remember, no pinfalls!

GD stands up and picks up Torture. Russain Leg Sweep in the middle of the ring. Gravedigger crawls over to the Casket sitting on the outside of the ring. He reaches through the ropes to lift up the lock-latch to open the lid. Just as he unlocks the latch, Torture grabs his legs and pulls him back into the ring. GD gets up and goes for a kick. Torture catches it. Torture puts one leg over the caught leg and goes for a spinkick. GD catches it, and Torture drops to his back on the mats. From there, GD lifts up Torture as if he was going to hit a powerbomb. GD has Torture up in the air. Torture tries to fight it off, but GD walks over to the edge of the ring by the ropes.

Nate Nytro: Is he going to power bomb Torture out of the ring!?

GD drops Torture over the ropes but Torture, at the last second, ties his legs around GDs neck. Torture is hanging upside down over the ropes. From this position, Torture brings himself up with a great amount of strength.. GD turns around to the middle of the ring, and GD goes for a power bomb, but Torture fights it off once again. GD walks over to the corner and sits Torture on the top rope. Torture kicks at GDs face which reels GD back a bit, GD gets his bearings, and stumbles towards Torture. The Tort goes for sit out drop kick from the top rope, but GD catches it and hits a powerbomb! The crowd begins to chant "WCF. WCF. WCF. WCF."

Nikki Venus: He was going to hit a powerbomb one way or another..

Gravedigger points at the casket. He walks over and bends through the ropes to open it up. Torture grabs a leg on GD. Gravedigger bends down and picks Torture up to his feet. Torture, all of a sudden, throws a white chalk substance into the face of Gravedigger! GD can't see! He grumbles in pain, and bends down to one knee. Torture kicks him in the face sending him to his back. The crowd boo's. Torture slides out of the ring and kicks over the steps on the ring corner. He picks up the bottom base of the steps and slides it in the ring. He picks it up, and waits for GD to stand. Once he does, Torture rams the steps into Gravediggers head! Torture drops the step base and looks at the casket. He nods it off. Torture picks up GD and stands up on the stairs. Torture picks up Gravedigger into a piledriver position, and sits out on top of the stairs, crushing Gravediggers head into the steps! The crowd reacts at the very stiff piledriver! Torture bends over holding his thigh, while Gravedigger holds his head. Torture kicks the steps out of the ring. He stands onto the apron and then climbs up the top rope. He points to Gravedigger down below. Torture leaps for a frogsplash, and hits it! Torture begins to squirm on the mat next to Gravedigger holding his head. The crowd is confused?

Nikki Venus: Something happened?!

Nate Nytro: Heres the replay! Look!! Gravedigger got hit with the frogsplash, but he had brass knucks on his right hand! Gravedigger punched Torture in the face with brass knucks!

Gravedigger sits up. He crawls over to the ropes by the casket. Torture notices. Gravedigger stands up and turns around, just when Torture hits a running crossbody/clothesline/desperation something! They both go over the top rope and crash onto the steel lid. Torture slides off the lid and lands on the mats below. Gravedigger just lays on the casket. A few seconds go by before Torture gets to his feet as does Gravedigger who is now standing next to the casket. Torture grabs Gravedigger and smashes his face into the casket lid. Gravedigger stumbles into the guardrail. Torture walks over to him, but GD turns and hits him with the brass knuckles once again! Torture lays out flat on his back! Gravedigger relaxes back into the guardrail. The fans begin to boo. Gravedigger looks below the ring and pulls out a ladder. Yes, my friends, a ladder. Gravedigger puts the ladder on the guardrail and the ring apron, as if it was a bridge. Gravedigger picks up Torture and slams his head down on the ladder. GD pulls Torture up onto the apron. He throws Torture into the ring. Gravedigger gets into the ring as well. He picks up Torture for the Embalmer! He has Tort up! He walks over to the side of the ring, and from inside, he tosses Torture over the ropes and The Tort lands face/stomach first onto the ladder-bridge! The crowd begins to chant WCF WCF WCF once again. Torture lays across the ladder bridge. GD slides out and grabs a chair. He holds the chair up and tries to swing at Tortures body! Torture rolls off the ladder just in time. The chair hits the ladder. Torture grabs the chair. Both men on each side of the ladder bridge playing tug of war with the chair. GD grabs the upperhand when he yanks the chair and it brings Tortures face right into the ladder, sending Torture flat on his back again. GD drops the chair, then moves the ladder from the bridge position and slides it into the ring. He picks up Torture and throws him into the ring as well. GD slides in.

Gravedigger picks up the ladder and smashes it into the midsection of Torture. The One and Only moans in pain and holds his ribs. Gravedigger sets up the ladder leaning in the corner. He picks up Torture. He tosses Torture into the ladder back first. Torture lands stiff onto the ladder and stays put. Gravedigger runs and hits a crossbody landing on Torture who is still stuck on the stiff ladder! Gravedigger walks over to the casket. He stops before the casket and the crowd erupts! Torture stands up and grabs the ladder and throws it at Gravedigger! It hits GD and bounces over the ropes and out of the ring. Gravedigger holds the back of his head and turns and clotheslines Tortures down to the mat. Gravedigger picks up Torture and calls out the Death Driver! He lays Torture over his shoulder and goes for it. Torture fights out and lands behind Gravedigger. Torture locks in the Tortures Device! Torture flat spins, but Gravedigger lands on his feet and shoves Torture out of the hold and into the ropes. Torture bounces off and GD goes for a clothesline but GD ducks. Torture stops and turns around and hits a stiff sidekick to the chin of Gravedigger! Torture walks over to Gravedigger and picks him up. He puts Gravedigger on the top rope. Tort climbs up and hits a quick superplex sending both men to their backs. After a few seconds, Torture gets up first and crawls over to the casket. He questions it first, then looks back at Gravedigger.

Torture grabs Gravedigger and calls out the f5 move he calls the Finishing Touch! He picks up Gravedigger onto his shoulders! He goes for the move, but GD lands on his feet and kicks Torture in the midsection. GD picks up Torture for his finish move the Death Driver! Torture wiggles out of it, GD turns around and Torture picks him back up on his shoulders and swings him around and connects the Finishing Touch, except Gravedigger went over the ropes and crashes down onto the steel lid of the casket! Torture lays out in the middle of the ring.

Nikki Venus: Oh no! Who is this!?

Nate Nytro: It's The Darkside! That's Dobbie and Chester!

Dobbie slides in first just as Tortures getting up and hits a sweet spinkick knocking him back down. Dobbie picks up Torture and tosses him to Chester. He picks up Torture and hits the Morning Star! Torture is laid out! Dobbie climbs up the turnbuckles and hits his finisher! The 9 In Ya Grill! Dobbie and Chester stand over Torture talking shit. The crowd erupts..because now the crowd is all of a sudden on Torture's side!

Nate Nytro: HERE COMES HELP FOR TORTURE!

Rick Mad and Chris Avery run down the ramp. Avery leaps to the apron then leaps to the top rope all in one motion and leaps back into the air and lands right on Dobbie! Mad slides in and gets up just in time to hit a Mad DDT on Chester! Torture rolls over to the corner. Avery picks up Dobbie and throws him to the ropes. Dobbie returns, and Avery hits a hurricanrana sending Dobbie outside of teh ring below the ropes! Mad begins punching away at Chester! Dobbie stands to his feet on the outside of the ring. Avery runs and leaps over the ropes, front flipping and lands on Dobbie! They crash down. Rick Mad picks up Chester and throws him into the corner. Mad begins punches before kicking to the midsection once again and hitting yet another Mad DDT! Mad rolls Chester out of the ring. Mad taunts to the crowd which now seems to be on the side of Torture and his Dynasty. Mad slides out and picks up Chester throwing him over the railing, and into the crowd. Mad follows suit. Dobbie and Avery begin punching at each other through the crowd on the other side of the ring. Both pairs move and fight out of sight.

Torture gets to his feet, trying to catch his breath. Gravedigger slides inside with a steel chair. Torture stands up and ducks the chair shot from Gravedigger. GD drops the chair, and when he turns around, Torture hits a belly to belly suplex in the middle of the ring! Torture stands up and calls for the Device! Torture bends down to pick up Gravedigger, but the crowd begins to boo. It's Mike D coming down the ramp way. Torture smiles and yells "bring it!". Mike steps up onto the apron, just as Jayson, GD's Manager, leaps into the ring, picks up the chair behind Torture and nails a chairshot on the back of Tortures head! Torture stumbles forward right into a big boot of Mike D. Torture lays out on his back. Mike picks him up and hits a huge powerbomb. Jayson gives Mike the chair. Mike tells him to pick up Torture. Gravedigger begins to laugh as he catches his breath in the corner where he pulls himself up. Jayson holds Torture as Mike nails a stiff chairshot to Tortures head! Jayson almost falls down tring to hold up the near lifeless body of Torture. Gravedigger stops a second chairshot, and yells at Mike D. "It's my turn!" Gravedigger laughs as the crowd boos. Gravedigger lands a stiff chairshot onto Torture, as Jayson drops him. Torture lays out on the mat. Gravedigger yells at Mike and Jayson to open the casket! Gravedigger picks up Torture by the neck and shoves him into the corner, opposite of the side of the casket.

Nate Nytro: Darkside is going to open up the casket to drop Torture inside of it.

Mike and Jayson bend through the ropes to open up the casket lid. Gravedigger has Torture by the throat still, talking shit right to his face. As the casket lid opens, the crowd erupts, flash bulbs begin to go off, and Mike and Jaysons jaws drop! Out of the casket comes..

Nikki Venus: WHO THE HELL IS THAT?!

Nate Nytro: ITS DEATH! ITS DEATH! ITS THE SEVEN FOOT MONSTER!

Death sits up out of the casket, long hair and all. He stands onto the apron. He takes a step over the top rope and goes face to face with Mike. Mike tries to throw a punch, but Death stops it, and catches it. Mikes eyes open wide. Death throws down his arm and takes Mike by the neck! Death lifts him up and hits a chokeslam! The crowd erupts!

Nate Nytro: CHOKESLAM! CHOKESLAM!

Jayson is tapping on Gravediggers shoulders.. but GD keeps brushing him off telling him to "STOP IT!". GD doesn't realize whats going on. Death grabs Jayson and throws him to the ropes, Jayson bounces off and on his return, gets picked up and dropped down for a chokeslam! Mike gets up, and Death picks up the chair. Death swings it like a baseball bat and nails Mike across the face with it, and Mike goes flying out of the ring! Jayson rolls out of the ring. Gravedigger heard a chairshot, and turns around slowly wondering what the hell is going on. When he does, he locks eyes with Death. Gravedigger's jaw drops!

Nikki Venus: Who the hell IS Death?

Nate Nytro: Long time friend of Torture! They've won countless Tag Team Championships together, including in the WCF! Death almost won the World Title four years ago! Death retired a long ass time ago, but I can't believe he's here!

Gravedigger drops Torture from his grip. Gravedigger walks over to Death, but Death begins the punches sending GD back against the ropes. GD gets irish whipped into the ropes, and Death hits a big boot! GD goes down!

Nate Nytro: BIG BOOT! BIG BOOT!

Death puts his arm in to the air, and the crowd erupts into a fucking frenzy! "HEEERREE ITTT COOMMESSSS" chants the crowd in unison.. its time for one thing. Gravedigger tries to get up but Death grabs him by the neck. Death looks out at the crowd they scream out to him to drop Gravedigger! Death lifts him up, but GD gets out of it, and lands on his feet. He nails huge punches to Deaths' head. Death stumbles backwards, Gravedigger goes for a clothesline, but Death ducks it. Torture grabs the chair and swings it towards Gravediggers back. It connects! GD stumbles forwards this time, and Death picks him up and flips him over!

Nate Nytro: OH YEAH! OH YEAH! OH HHHELLL YEAH!

The crowd erupts, as Death has Gravedigger upside down. Death jumps off the ring, and lands on his knees delivering one hell of a Tombstone piledriver!

Nate Nytro: TOMBSTONE! TOMBSTONE! TOMBSTONE!

Nikki Venus: Okay, Nate..

Nate Nytro: TOMBSTONE! TOOMBBBSTOONNEEE!!!!!!

Torture stands up and Death and Torture hug in the middle of the ring. The crowd begins to cheer. Torture goes over to the casket and opens the lid of the casket. Death slides to the outside behind Mike D whose trying to get back up. Death turns him around and delivers another chokeslam on to Mike, but this time on the outside of the ring! The crowd goes bizzurk once again! Torture picks up Gravedigger and slaps him in the face. "THIS IS THE NEW WCF...". Torture turns Gravedigger around and hits the Tortures Device! Gravedigger is out cold in the middle of the ring. Torture slides GD onto the apron by the casket. He kicks him into the casket.

Nate Nytro: Gravedigger is inside the casket!

Jayson slides into the ring and picks up the chair. Torture doesn't notice Jayson behind him! Death slides in. Jayson holds the chair up and is about to swing it at Torture. The chair is stuck in mid-air. Jayson keeps trying to swing it down.. he knows whats happening now. He lets go of the chair. Death tosses it behind him. Jayson slowly turns around. Death shakes his head no. The crowd erupts once again. Death picks up Jayson and flips him upside down. He turns 180 degrees, leaps and tombstones Jayson in the middle of the ring. Torture grabs the casket lid. He swings it down to shut it. He bends down and locks it. The ring bell sounds, and Torture is declared the winner!

Nate Nytro: Your winner is Torture! Torture Wins the Casket Match!

Nikki Venus: He had some help, of course!

Nate Nytro: Torture beats Gravedigger this time, but again, he did have help, and to me, he was just evening the odds!


Death Match Tournament - First Round
Kevin Hardaway vs. Johnny Craven - Bed of Nails

The lights dim as the sound of a gong is heard throughout the entire arena. As the gong continues to ring, the sound of a motorcycle engine reving up is heard. Then, pyros suddenly explode, resulting in complete darkness. After a moment's silence, the entrance to Linkin Park's "Crawling" begins to blare over the P.A. The crowd erupts in a huge roar as Johnny Craven walks onto the stage. He looks around at the cheering fans before suddenly outstretching his arms as wide and high as he can as the chorus to "Crawling" blasts away and more pyros begin to explode all over the place. He then slowly walks down the ramp, slapping the hands of fans on both sides. He then enters the ring and climbs all four turnbuckles , raising his fists high in the air on each turnbuckle. Then the lights come back on.

Kevin Hardaway was already in the ring awaiting. The ref rings the bell.

They begin fighting, Hardaway with the advantage first. Kevin throws him into the corner and punches away. Craven sits out, and pulls on the pants causing Kevin to go face first into the turnbuckles and barbwire. Craven stands up and hits a german suplex. Craven picks up Hardaway and overhead belly to belly suplexes him in the center of the ring.! The crowd gasps.

Nate Nytro: Oh my!

Craven picks up Hardaway and throws him over the ropes and Hardaway lands ontop of the bed of nails!

Nikki Venus: My god!

Nate Nytro: Johnny Craven came in with an agenda.

Hardaway aches in pain, as Craven comes up from behind him on the outside. Craven slaps him in the face, and picks him back up. He lifts him up over his head and flips him back onto the bed of nails. Craven picks him up and slides him into the ring. Craven pins him.

1...2.....3....

Nate Nytro: Craven is going to advance into the next round now.

Nikki Venus: Domiunating win for Johnny Craven.

 

Death Match Tournament - First Round
Logan vs Mystery Opponent - Fans Bring The Weapons

The lights dim in the arena, blue pryos shoot down the ramp, and a drum beat rolls into the PA speakers. HIM "Sigillum Diaboli" blasts out of the speakers, and Logan steps out from behind the black curtain with a cocky look on his face as he walks down to the ring. On the way, Logan might reach out every now, and then snatching peanuts from fans, or whatever else their snacking on. He hits ringside, resting on the apron catching up on a breath or two before sliding into the ring, and leaning against the turnbuckle corner.

Nate Nytro: Logan's mystery opponent should be coming out right about now..


Logan grabs a VCR set that someone just threw into the ring. Logan awaits his opponent. A man gets shoved out from behind the curtain. He's wearing... a hot dog suit.


Nate Nytro: What is this!? A man wearing a hot dog suit!

Nikki Venus: I'm hearing from our producers its.. Cheeno??

Nate Nytro: You mean Chino! It's Chino! IN A HOT DOG SUIT!!

Chino gets half way down the ramp, mubling to himself before Logan leaps over the barbwire ropes and tackles Chino. Logan tries biting into Chino, but it's not working. Chino escapes and gets into the ring. He picks up the VCR set that Logan dropped. Logan gets into the ring, and shoves Chino into the ropes. Chino bounces back and Logan tackles him. He's laying on top of him trying to bite into him.

The ref bends down.. since Chinos shoulders are on the mat.

1....2.....3


Nate Nytro: WE HAVE A WINNER!

Nikki Venus: Logan is your winner, and he's still trying to bite into Chino..


Death Match Tournament - First Round
Corey Black vs. Rick Mad - 2/3 Lighttube Log Cabin

We get a view of the three sets of lighttube log cabins set up on the three sides of the ring that aren't touching the normal ring.

Evenflow by Pearl Jam hits, and Rick Mad steps out. The fans boo him as he walks to the ring, ignoring them. He slides in, climbs up a turnbuckle and poses as green pyro shoots from the other three turnbuckles.

No theatrics. No lights going out, nothing. Machine Head's cover of "Hallowed Be Thy Name" by Iron Maiden hits the PA system. With every bell toll, the lights flash brighter. When Robb Flynn comes in singing, the crowd sings along. "I'm waiting in my cold cell, when the bell begins to chime. Reflecting on my past life, and it doesn't have much time. Because at five o'clock, they take me to the gallows pole. The sands of time, for me, are running looooow!" One minute and eight seconds in, when the guitar hits, Corey Black comes through the curtain and onto the stage, wearing the Creeping Death mask, along with a black hoodie with the hood up, and Nikki Venus by his side. Black Venus stop on the stage and take in the reaction from the crowd, Corey looking out to them from behind the mask. Corey walks down to the ring, not veering from a straight shot into the squared circle, while Nikki walks behind him. Corey slides in under the bottom rope and gets up, throwing the devil horns as he stands, to which the crowd does back. Nikki stops on the floor before the ring and stands there cheering on her man. Corey pulls his hood down and removes Creeping Death mask, once again looking out and getting a reaction. Black takes off the hoodie and drops all the items on the apron, then walks to the far corner and awaits the match to begin.

Black and Mad approach each other, and lock up. Quickly, Black takes Rick over in an arm drag, and follows up with another, before sending Mad out of the ring with a dropkick. Mad stands on the floor confused, and is taken out with a plancha through the ropes, almost into the lighttube log cabin! They barely miss it, and hit the rail. Black keeps on the attack, hitting grounded MMA elbows to Mad's face, but Mad fights him off.

Corey tries to run at Mad, but Mad picks Black up in a spinebuster, and turns to put him through the log cabin! Black pushes off and goes over top of the cabin, landing on the other side. Corey then jumps up, runs across the apron, and goes for a spinning huricanrana, but Rick drops down and powerbombs Black right on the floor!

Mad takes the lighttube log cabin and hands it up to the ref in the ring, who places it down in the closest corner. Mad picks Black up, who is favoring his back, and whips him into the guard railing. Mad rushes and hits a big splash on Black. Corey stumbles out and right into a Mad DDT!


Nikki Venus: Mad is on his GAME tonight! Jesus Christ!

With Black on the floor and probably knocked out, Mad rolls him into the ring. Rick picks up Corey's lifeless body and cockily dumps Corey over and through the lighttube log cabin!

Nate Nytro: Well, that was odd. Mad didn't even slam Corey through that, he just picked him up and dropped him.

The impact of the breaking glass wakes Black up, and he starts screaming. He tries to brush the glass from his back and sides as fast as possible, all while bleeding from those places. Mad, however, decides to stomp the glass in further.

Nikki Venus: This is crazy. Rick Mad is beating the hell out of Corey Black. Who would have thought?

Rick pulls Corey out of the glass, and just slaps him in the middle of the ring. And again. Then a boot to the stomach, and a whip to the turnbuckle. Mad goes to hit a midsection shoulder ram, but Black jumps over and hooks Mad's arms, turns over and locks Mad in a Tarantula! Mad screams in pain!

Nate Nytro: A submission will do nothing here!

Corey lets go of Mad's legs, and handstands on the apron. Black then inches Mad toward the center of the ring, and tries to pull Mad over the top rope!


Nikki Venus: What the hell?!

Corey Black manages to pull Mad over the top rope with his legs, and deliver a sitout power bomb through a log cabin that was placed at ringside! Glass shatters everywhere as Mad lands on his skull!

Nate Nytro: OOHHH WHAT?!

Two big bumps in, and these men are broken already. They're not moving out of the pile of broken glass, and there's still one more spot to go for a win. Slowly, cautiously, they crawl out of the glass and do their best to brush it off their bodies. Black is the first one actually to his feet, and he delivers a sliding knee to Mad's temple. Corey puts Mad on the apron and climbs up with him, but Mad turns into Superman, though, and drops Black with a big clothesline.

Nate Nytro: Friggin' warriors.

Once again, they're slow to get up, but once they do, they're back to punching the hell out of each other on the apron. Lefts and rights from both men, as they stagger closer and closer to the final cabin. Mad is punching Black toward it, and Black's legs touch the cabin, giving him notice. Mad leeps delivering the blows, and as Black is going down, keeps trying to lay him out. One final shot does it!

Nikki Venus: No!

No indeed, Black grabs hold of Mad's arm before he falls. Mad jerks his arm away, but Black holds on and flies around to Mad's back. Corey locks Mad in a tiger suplex and destroys him on the apron! Mad falls to the floor, right onto his face.

Nate Nytro: APRON TIGER!

Corey reaches down and grabs the cabin, then puts it in the ring right in the corner. Mad is somehow up and laying across the apron, and Black helps him to his feet, and then to the top rope where the cabin is. Black climbs up too. Mad is hung in a tree of woe type posision, but holding himself up so he doesn't fall through the cabin.


Nikki Venus: Seen this...

Corey Black jumps up off the top rope as high as he can, and pulls his knees to his chest before driving them down onto Rick Mad's face and sending him through the log cabin! Mad's body goes limp and he falls flat on the mat! Black rolls through and to one knee, breathing heavily!

Nate Nytro: Well, fuck, Mad put up a WAY better fight than one would have thought he would.

Corey rolls from the ring and walks up the ramp as EMTs run down and assist Mad out of the ring, and to the back as well.

Death Match Tournament - First Round
Ryan Daniels vs Shaun Wilson - Barbed Wire Boards

Voice: Welcome to Hollywood, may all your dreams come true

The suspenceful tone of the intro plays as the violins set the lets to flicker red.

"WE MUST SURVIVE!"

Guitars hits and the crowd is on their feet and pyro rains down on the entrance ramp and Ryan Daniels emerges from the back with a random T-shirt on he stands underneath the pyro, his head bowed as the intro continues to play. After it finishes the pyro stops and Ryan walks down the ramp

This is a wake up call
To all who their eyes
This is our hope,
Hopeless beaten strife


HE stops at the middle and starts to hop up and down, getting himself hyped up and ready for his match.

You kill the messenger not to hear it
It doesn't mean it never happened
It doesn't mean it never happened


He runs up the ring steps and slingshots into the ring. HE runs up the turnbuckles and stop, one foot on the top buckle and the other on the second he points out tot he crowd, mouthing the chorus to the song.

"This is our mission
statement to go show the world
GO SHOW THE WORLD
We must survive"


Nate Nytro: Ryan Daniels is a very talented competitor, no doubt about it, and he's ready for success. Winning this tournament, I believe, could be a big step in the right direction for him.

Drums blasts as the lights slowly dim. Shaun steps through the curtains. Shaun stands at the top as he looks off into the arena.Shaun steps down the stairs as he pounds on his chest. Shaun slowly walks down the aisle as he walks to each side giving fans photo ops.Shaun turns and walks up the stairs. He steps through the ropes and walks to the center of the ring. A light blue spotlight shines on him as he bows his head. He gets down on one knee as white pyro goes off behind him in the shape of a "W". Once the pyro dies Shaun rises to his feet and then climbs the turnbuckle and starts to talk smack before proudly raising his arms in the air. Shaun steps down and slides off his hoodie. Wilson slides off his sunglasses as he lays them and the hoodie in the corner. Shaun starts to bounce from side to side as he adjusts his wristbands.


Nikki Venus: And Shaun Wilson, friend of Davey Boone. Boone is a force to be reckoned with here in WCF, so Wilson has chosen his friends wisely.

There are four barbed wire boards outside the ring, one on each side, and two in the ring, each set up against a ring post. Wilson and Daniels approach each other and tie up. They each try to force the other into the corners with the barbed wire ropes, but neither is actually able to throw the other into them. They break off the tie up and Wilson hits Ryan with a few open hand palm strikes, sending him back into the corner, but not quite against the barbed wire.

Nate Nytro: Ryan Daniels approaching the barbed wire boards, and that is not the place you want to be in this match.

Nikki Venus: Or in ANY match, really!

Wilson goes for a Spinning Back Elbow, but Daniels ducks it. He grabs Wilson and hits a Backcracker!

Nate Nytro: Nice move!

Daniels pins Wilson.

One.

Two.

No, Shaun kicks out.


Nikki Venus: It would suck if we saw this match end before we got any barbed wire violence and some blood!

Nate Nytro: You're sick.

Daniels picks Shaun up and goes to throw him into the barbed wire boards, but Wilson knows he can't let the match go that way and stops himself before he hits the boards. Daniels runs towards him, Shaun quickly moves out of the way, Daniels nearly runs right into the boards but also stops himself at the last second!

Nikki Venus: Close call for both men!

Daniels turns around and is met with a Standing Dropkick from Wilson, finally sending Daniels' back smashing into the barbed wire board!

Nate Nytro: Ahh! There you go, Nikki.

Ryan Daniels screams in pain as he quickly falls down away from the barbed wire. His back has already begun to bleed. Shaun smiles, picking Daniels up and hooking him in for a Fisherman's Suplex!

Nikki Venus: Great move!

Wilson keeps it locked in, going for the pin.

One!

Two!

No! Daniels kicks out.


Nate Nytro: That was close.

Wilson stands up and again picks Daniels up. Wilson throws him to the ropes, but Daniels is able to slide under them and stands up onto the apron. Wilson runs at him, but Daniels ducks and shoulders Daniels right in the gut. Daniels then grabs Wilson, slings his arm over his shoulder, and Suplexes him right out of the ring! Wilson lands on one of the barbed wire boards!

Nikki Venus: Damn!

Wilson is the one yelling in pain now. Daniels gets back into the ring, runs to the ropes, bounces, runs back towards Wilson, and flies to the outside with a Suicide Plancha!

Nate Nytro: Oh my God!

The fans pop huge for the move, and both competitors lay on the ground for a few moments. Eventually Daniels is able to get up, and he picks Shaun up and slides him into the ring. He pins him.

One!

Two!

No!


Nikki Venus: Shaun Wilson again able to kick out!

Ryan Daniels stands up, and measures Wilson, waiting for him to stand as well. Wilson is to his feet and Daniels goes for the Angel's Pain!

Nate Nytro: This is it!

But no! Wilson ducks it and hits his Guillotine DDT!

Nikki Venus: THIS is it!

Wilson pins Daniels, hooking the leg!

One!

Two!

NO! Daniels kicks out.


Nate Nytro: Lots of nearfalls in this match.

Nikki Venus: And one of these men has to wrestle again tonight, AT LEAST once!

Wilson, exhausted, rolls out of the ring. He grabs one of the barbed wire boards and slides it in before rolling in as well. He then picks Daniels up.

Nate Nytro: What's he planning here?

Nikki Venus: He's planning on getting destroyed, because people are running out!

Indeed, four men are running down the entrance. They all slide in, and start picking apart the men in the ring with punches and kicks.

Nate Nytro: Hey, I know those guys! Ezaki, Nemesis, Dehart, and Jigsaw! It's half of the MCE Division!

Dehart and Nemesis are paired off on Daniels, while Ezaki and Jigsaw take out Wilson. The MCE guys are just pummeling on the competitors.

Nikki Venus: I knew these guys were around, but I didn't know they actually planned on doing something!

Nemesis averts his attack and slides out of the ring, pulling the barbed wire board with him. He pulls the guard railing closer and lays the board across the rail and the apron, creating a bridge. Dehart takes Ryan Daniels over, and slides him out to Nemesis, who places Daniels on the barbed wire!

Nate Nytro: UGH!

Nemesis takes stray parts of the wire, and ties Daniels down to the board. Meanwhile, Ezaki and Jigsaw have placed Shaun Wilson on the top turnbuckle, and Jigsaw is standing up there with him.

Nikki Venus: Don't do it..

Jigsaw doesn't. Instead, Ezaki takes one of the boards in the ring and throws it on top of Daniels, wooden part first! Jigsaw, quick as a hiccup, pulls Wilson off the top rope and hits a gigantic spinning Falcon Arrow to the floor, through the barbed wire board, Ryan Daniels, and the second barbed wire board Ryan was on! The crowd explodes!

Nate Nytro: Oh my GOD, they're done for!

The MCE Division guys flee the scene as EMTs rush out from the back to check on Daniels and Wilson.

Nikki Venus: Doesn't look too good for these guys. Let's go to the back or something. Ugh.

Jack of Blades vs Skyler Striker

Nate Nytro: This is it. It is the match that WCF fans have been waiting nearly two years for. It is the decider between The Bastard Clown, Jack of Blades and Skyler Striker.

Nikki Venus: That's right. But before this epic match begins, it is important just to tell our new fans that this match is not one that has been thrown together merely to market XIII. These two former World Champion share a history together; a history based on one-upmanship.

Nate Nytro: Yes and before this match starts, let's have a look at the tangled web that has been weaved by Skyler Striker and Jack of Blades.

The commentators are replaced by a hype video. It is a chronological retelling of the major events of the Skyler-Blades feud set to the haunting power of Sigur Ros' 'Untitled #3 AKA Samskeyti.' The video begins with Blades lifting his newly won Hardcore Title over his head after a gruelling mach with Creeping Death. This is followed by footage of Skyler Striker defeating Danny Vice in 'that' ladder match thus earning the right to be considered the number one contender for that same title. The video moves to the first ever XIII event where it distils the match between Skyler and Blades into a slideshow of brutal manoeuvres and sadistic highlights replete with visual effects for impact. We see Skyler succumbing to Blades' chokehold and the look of disappointment on his daughter’s face. The video's content changes to focus on the subversion of Jade Striker and the mind-games that this allowed Jack to play. The video continues to move through all the important moments these two wrestlers have shared together: Striker beating Blades for possession of both his daughter and the Hardcore belt, Blades returning the favour by purposely pinning Skyler for the tag belts and of course, Skyler Striker defeating Blades for the WCF World Championship. The montage video ends with two separate images merged into one by the denizens of the editing room: Jack of Blades and Skyler Striker standing on opposing turnbuckles raising their respective World Championships.

“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.”

Nate Nytro: And here we go…

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. A pyrotechnic salvo surrounds him, welcoming him back into active competition. The crowd collectively roar at his very presence establishing that he has indeed been missed.

Nate Nytro: So, Nikki, who do you favour going into this match?

Nikki Venus: Well, with all due respect to Skyler Striker, Blades has go to be the favourite. Remember that this is an 'I Quit' match. You do whatever you've gotta do to get your opponent to say those words and Blades…well, Blades has no compunctions over anything. He has no sense of regret, no sense of remorse and that's what this match needs. Just look at what he did to Ellis.

Nate Nytro: Fair point but what you've got to remember is that Skyler Striker is not only a former Hardcore Champion but the man who defeated Blades to claim that accolade. Besides that, his seven-year stint in Japan was a smash-mouth baptism of fire for him. It has to be said that Striker is not stepping into an alien environment tonight. Skyler has surprised us once before when fighting Jack of Blades and I wouldn't be shocked if he did it again tonight.

Skyler walks down towards the ring dressed in the usual black, unbuttoned shirt and the torn maroon pants. The front-row of the audience rush forward to touch their returning hero. Skyler slaps a few errant hands, making an effort to appease his fans. However, it is obvious his mind is focused on something else. He slides into the ring and as the chorus hits, spreading his arms in a crucifix pose. He holds this, looking into the crowd, and then goes to the turnbuckle, repeating the crucifix pose. The crowd explodes at his posturing fuelled by anticipation for the match and deep-seated respect for ‘The Ace of Hearts.’

Nate Nytro: Wow. The fans have not forgotten Skyler Striker at all. This reception is amazing.

As Skyler finishes his posing and Nate his commentary, a thick crimson envelops the arena. The fans, now basked in a sickening red, change their demeanour reacting conversely to how they did as Skyler entered. They know what this change in luminosity signifies. They know that it foreshadows an arrival. And they know, the correct way to respond. Any pockets of support are soon drowned out by a chorus of boos and heckles. However, these in turn are soon suppressed by Ennio Morricone’s classic, 'Das Duell' hitting the speaker system. Jack is back.

Nikki Venus: It appears as if Jack of Blades has gone back to his first theme.

The camera quickly pans upwards to the top of the entrance ramp. There stands a hooded figure foregrounded against a waterfall of red sparks. As the firework display begins to die down, the figure raises his right hand clutching the raincoat at his left pectoral. As the final sparks sputter out, the figure, in one swift motion, tears the raincoat from his person. The revelation? Jack of Blades in his ring gear carrying that mad, rictus smile. Two flaming pyres complete the pyrotechnic display as Blades begins his sojourn to the ring.

Nate Nytro: Just like how the crowd haven't forgot Skyler Striker, they seem to have a pretty good memory when it comes to Jack of Blades.

Nikki Venus: Indeed. A cacophony of boos now filling the arena.

We get a small close-up of Skyler Striker, trying to burn a hole in his opponent's head through sheer force of glare alone, before returning to Blades' entrance. Now at the ring, Blades slides through the bottom rope spending a few moments on the canvas as if he were acclimatising himself to his surroundings. Satisfied, he picks himself up with a charismatic spin of the heels.

Nate Nytro: Look at Skyler. Not taking his eyes off Jack for a second.

To complete the theatrics, Blades launches himself onto the second rope of a turnbuckle. From this elevated position, Blades simply smiles at the crowd while a torrent of rose petals fall from the ceiling.

Nate Nytro: Blades, ever the performer.

Satisfied that he has supplied a potent enough entrance, Blades jumps from the turnbuckle and turns to face Skyler Striker. The referee uses his person to form a barrier between the two combatants as the ring announcer gets on with his job.

Ring Announcer: The following match will be contested under 'I Quit' stipulations meaning that falls will count anywhere and no holds will be barred. The only way for a competitor to win this match is to get their opponent to audibly speak the words 'I quit.'

Blades nods his head as if to agree with the terms while Skyler just stares at his opponent.

Ring Announcer: And now, standing to my left, weighing in at 220 pounds. He is a former WCF World and Hardcore Champion. He is the victor of the WCF classic. He is 'The Ace of Hearts.' He is Skyler Striker.

The crowd explodes; a 'Skyler Striker' chant is attempted.

Ring Announcer: And, on my right…

The boos begin already.

Ring Announcer:…Weighing in at 244 pounds, he is a WCF Grand Slam Champion. He is 2006's Wrestler of the Year. He is 'The Master Manipulator.' He is 'The Bastard Clown.' He is Jack of Blades.

Nate Nytro: God knows how Corey pulled off this match.

Nikki Venus: It wasn't just Corey, you know?

Nate Nytro: Yeah, I know.

The crowd is electric. They cannot wait any longer. And, they don't have to. The referee calls for the match to be started. It begins.

Nate Nytro: Here we go.

The bell rings. The match is on. The two wrestlers begin to circle each other, both adopting fighting stances. They move around the ring looking to find some weakness in the other.

Nate Nytro: It looks like they are going for an MMA approach.

As Nate says this, Blades runs forward hoping to tackle Skyler. His opponent, however, warns him off with a quick kick. The kick only glances Jack of Blades but it is still enough to warn him off. At first, Blades looks surprised at Skyler's resilience before shrugging it off with a smile.

Nikki Venus: Just a little warning from Skyler there.

The two wrestlers begin to circle each other again. They move in time with each other. Skyler takes a step; Blades takes a step. However, the clockwork routine is soon broken by Blades launching himself forwards at Skyler. Skyler tries to fire off enough kick but Blades merely dodges it, tackling Skyler’s other leg. With Skyler grounded, Blades applies a body scissors before unleashing a flurry of fists.

Nate Nytro: The ol' 'ground and pound' tactic.

Absorbing punch after punch, Skyler eventually throws his arms up in a guarding position. Blades continues with his assault but eventually realises that a limited amount of his attacks are breaking through. Consequentially, he jumps from his position and hits a legdrop on the grounded Striker.

Nate Nytro: Clever.

The Bastard Clown soon picks himself up, taunting the crowd as he does so. The sick smile creeps back on his face as he realizes that he just bested and outsmarted Skyler Striker in terms of grappling. Blades' celebration, however, is short-lived as Striker bounds from his supine position and dropkicks him from behind. He follows this up with an Irish Whip forcing Blades into a turnbuckle. Skyler runs after him.

Nikki Venus: Tackling Skyler isn't going to be enough to keep him down.

Jack meets the intended turnbuckle with prodigious impact. However, Blades still has enough wits about him to realise that Striker is charging at him from behind. As such, Striker is met with a sharp elbow from The Bastard Clown. Blades attempts to follow this up with an Olympic Slam but Skyler falls out of it and applies a Butterfly Lock from behind.

Nate Nytro: An effective hold from Skyler there. He can turn it into German Suplex or simply squeeze the life from Blades.

Before Skyler can follow up on Nate’s advice however, Blades turns around applies a Front Chancery. The pair struggle to gain control of the grapple with Skyler eventually forcing Blades into the ropes. They remain there for a few moments before it comes apparent to both competitors that neither is gaining an upper hand. They simultaneously relinquish their holds and tentatively move away from each other. That is until Skyler quickly and harshly slaps Blades across the face. The crowd collectively 'ooohs' at the impact.

Nikki Venus: Another a little warning from Skyler there.


Blades let out a small smile at Skyler's tenacity before charging at him with a powerful clothesline. Skyler dodges it and instead re-applies the Butterfly Hold around Blades' waist. As he does so, Skyler brings his foot into the knee-pit of Jack’s left leg bringing Jack into a crouching position.

Nikki Venus: Skyler is attempting to draw all the air from Blades' lungs.

Skyler continues to apply pressure to Jack's chest slowly drawing the life out of his opponent. Blades falls further to the ground before valiantly twisting around and bringing Skyler down to the floor with a Crippler Crossface. With Skyler now trapped in the middle of the ring suffering from a submission manoeuvre, Blades demands the referee “Ask him!”

Nate Nytro: First submission attempt of the match.

The referee complies with Jack's wishes asking Skyler whether he has suffered enough. Skyler responds with a few grunts before a very definite ‘No!’ Skyler's persistence merely encourages Jack to apply further pressure. After a few moments of this, Skyler, in an impressive display of strength, manages to pick himself up off the ground with Blades still attached. Now completely upright, Skyler jumps backwards, bringing Blades down to the canvas with an inventive Samoan Drop. The pair manage to get to their feet almost simultaneously although Jack is slightly quicker in doing so. Using this tiny advantage, Blades quickly applies a Front Chancery and pelts the captive Skyler with a flurry of alternating knees. Blades then finishes the job off by tossing his opponent over his shoulder with a Neck Lock Suplex. However, the aerodynamic Skyler manages to land on his feet with little strain

Nikki Venus: Great display from Skyler there.

Angered by his opponent's superior reflexes, Blades once again charges Skyler this time with a Bionic Elbow. However, like before, Skyler merely dodges it and grapples Jack from behind. With this third effort at a Butterfly Lock, Skyler realizes that Blades will probably find his way out of the hold and instead pushes him into a nearby turnbuckle. Turnbuckle and shoulder connect and the impact is deafening. Clutching his shoulder in agony, Blades moves from the corner only to be met with a Spinning Calf Kick from Skyler that drives him over the top rope. Feeling the momentum, Skyler also finds his way to the outside jumping over the ropes with a Senton straight onto the crumpled heap that is Jack of Blades.

Nate Nytro: It was only a matter of time before Skyler Striker got airborne.

The camera catches the mess of the two bodies for a few moments. It soon becomes apparent that Skyler is going to recover his bearing before Blades. Now compos mentis, Skyler goes underneath the ring apron and slides a table into the ring. A velvet bag is also thrown over the top rope before Skyler returns to the ring's underbelly. Skyler's attention is consumed entirely by his search so much so that he doesn’t acknowledge Blades creep up on him from behind. However, the item that Skyler was looking for soon becomes apparent as it is wrapped around Blades' head. A baseball bat. Blades falls to the ground as Skyler apes a few home-run swings.

Nikki Venus: Hey, batter, batter! Hey, batter, batter!

Blades' lifeless form is thrown underneath the bottom rope with Skyler soon joining him in the ring baseball bat and all. Rather than frenzy Blades with the piece of sporting equipment, Skyler waits until his opponent reaches his feet before driving the metal bat into his opponent's skull. With Blades grounded once again, Skyler takes the opportunity to push the makeshift weapon into Jack’s throat. With Blades now choking, the referee is forced to ask Blades if he wants to quit. Blades only answers with a few gasps and splutters. As Skyler continues to add pressure, Blades manages to muster enough strength to raise his legs upwards and wrap them around Skyler's neck. Skyler and Blades are now both applying and suffering the effects of a chokehold.

Nate Nytro: Skyler and Blades are choking the life from one another. Simultaneously.

Nikki Venus: Yeah. Skyler is trying to crush Jack's windpipe with the aid of that baseball bat but Blades has locked in an unorthodox Triangle Choke. One of them has to give eventually.

Nikki's words ring true as it appears Blades' hold is slightly more effective. Attempting to both maintain his posture and the inventive choke, Skyler soon tires and falls closer to the floor. Jack uses his opponent's fatigue to roll out of Skyler’s offence, taking the baseball bat with him. Blades then proceeds to return the favour so to speak by driving the baseball bat into Skyler's head as if he were bunting a poorly produced pitch. With the fan favourite grounded, Blades proceeds to earn the ire of the audience by mimicking a few practice swings.

Nikki Venus: There are so many things that you can do with a baseball bat.

Nate Nytro: Yeah, just ask Shannan when she gets back.

Skyler begins to stir eventually dragging himself up to a crouching position. However, any further progress is prevented by a baseball bat being drawn into Skyler's throat. Another choke, another line of questioning from the referee. No, Skyler does not want to quit. Jack keeps the baseball bat in place attempting to further weaken his opponent. The lack of oxygen presents itself with a variety of visual signifiers. Blue face. Drooping eyes. Shallow breathing. And yet, with one last burst of energy, Skyler manages to force himself through the ropes bringing Blades with him.

Nate Nytro: Lucky escape there for Skyler.

Skyler rolls around on the floor trying to force some air into his lungs. Blades, on the other hand, is fully restored with baseball bat in hand. Getting his fill of the stale air around him, Skyler turns around only to see the aluminium bat forcefully launched his head. However, it isn’t too difficult for a man of Skyler's skill to avoid who replies to the attack by driving a Superkick into Jack's chin. With the roles now reversed, Skyler removes some of the protective matting on the floor revealing nothing but cold, hard concrete. Skyler then moves over to Blades positioning him in a Snap Suplex position. In one swift movement, Blades is left supine on the concrete patch clutching his back.

Nikki Venus: Lovely sharp suplex from Skyler there.

As Blades attempts to soothe the pain emanating from his sciatic nerves, Skyler grabs him by his lanky hair. Dragging him into his legs, Skyler lifts Blades into a piledriver position. The crowd explodes at the possibility of seeing Blades' skull being flattened as cranium meets concrete. However, their excitement is short-lived as Blades manages to counter Skyler's grapple bringing him down to the ground with a Cutter.

Nate Nytro: An act of desperation from Blades there.

With Skyler eating concrete, Blades manages to pick himself up. While on his feet, he takes a few moments to observe Skyler's broken state before burying himself underneath the ring. He returns to view a few moments later carrying a bag similar to the one that Skyler threw into the ring earlier. The mystery of its contents is soon unravelled as Blades moves over to a nearby set of steel steps and tips out a torrent of thumbtacks onto its surface. He then proceeds to order the referee to remain by the steel stairs while he drags Skyler to his feet. A quick chop to the chest gives Blades full control over Skyler's person.

Nate Nytro: Jesus Christ, what's Blades got planned?

Nate is soon given an answer as Blades drags Skyler over to the stairs. With a sudden crisp move, Skyler is driven head-first into the thumbtack covered stairway.

Nikki Venus: Oh my God!

A few well-timed shots of fans looking on aghast before the camera returns to the action. It captures a second meeting between Skyler's cranium and the steel stairs. On this attempt, however, Blades demands that the referee do his job.

Referee: Do you want to quit?

Skyler Striker: No!

Skyler’s resilience forces Blades' hand once more. More thumbtacks become embedded within Skyler's forehead.

Nate Nytro: One errant thumbtack and Skyler could be blinded.

Nikki Venus: Two errant thumbtacks. Skyler has two eyes.

Referee: Do you want to quit?

Skyler Striker: N…n…no!

Blades rears Skyler's head back for a fifth impact. In a crisp sweep, Skyler's skull is once again brought down to the steel steps. The power of this reintroduction, however, is so prodigious that the Skyler bounces away from Blades' grapple. Completely disorientated, Skyler attempts to rip the thumbtacks from his forehead. Blades merely watches on from behind as an insidious grin creeps onto his face.

Nate Nytro: Skyler's forehead is just completely destroyed. It looks like a pin cushion.

The cameraman positions himself so as to capture the full magnitude of Skyler's injury. He claws at his forehead with the same desperate vigour as an animal trying to gnaw off a wounded appendage. His hands are soon stained crimson as he pulls out tack after tack. The camera meanwhile catches Blades in the background sizing Skyler up for a Spear. A few members of the crowd shout out warnings to their hero only to find him completely unresponsive. He swings around in his haze only to see a charging Jack of Blades.

Nikki Venus: Jack is looking to break Skyler in half.

A collision looks inevitable. That is until Skyler, in a moment of pure athleticism, jumps onto the apron and then launches himself at Blades bringing him down to the concrete with an amazing Tornado DDT. A 'Holy Shit' chant is soon pervasively filtered across the crowd.

Nate Nytro: I don’t think Jack is ever going to find a hat that fits him ever again after that move.

Skyler manages to stagger to his feet before Blades but is still suffering from Jack’s impromptu attempt at forehead piercing. He is also handicapped by the fact that the blood from his open wounds has run into his eyes. However, with this being said he does manage to roll Blades underneath the bottom rope and launch the top half of those same steel stairs into the ring with him. Skyler takes a few moments to steady himself before entering the ring as well.

Nikki Venus: What's Skyler got planned?

Fire, Nikki. Skyler has fire planned. This becomes apparent as he moves over to the table that was previously placed in the ring and places that against a turnbuckle. He then retrieves the black bag that was also found under the ring at the match’s beginning. The bag’s contents? Lighter fluid and a box of matches. The result? Flaming table.

Nate Nytro: Fire. Fire bad!

With the table now ablaze, Skyler quickly rushes the recovered Jack of Blades hammering him with fists. Blades merely laughs as each punch rains down on his frame.

Skyler Striker: Say it. Say it!

Nothing but laughter.

Skyler Striker: Fine.

Hooking Jack’s legs Skyler drags his victim across the ring before placing him across the steel stairs. Skyler's intentions become apparent. The steel steps are there to act as a pivot so that Blades can be catapulted into the fiery MDF surface of the table. Still holding Blades legs, Skyler lies in the opposite direction and intimates to the referee that Blades should be asked the golden question.

Referee: Do you want to continue?

Skyler: Quit! Quit, you bastard, quit!

The laughter continues. As such, Blades finds himself airborne and careering into the flaming piece of architecture prepared by Skyler. The crowd explodes. Jack rolls around in complete agony clutching his face, mirroring Skyler's efforts to detack himself. Skyler merely looks on. If you look close enough at the Fatebringer, there is a chance you could see a sick smile crawl onto his face that would not look out of place on Jack of Blades. It appears both wrestlers have an appreciation of schadenfreude.

Nikki Venus: Not only will Jack never be able to wear a hat again but after that, I doubt he has eyebrows.

Blades, trying to rub the pain away from his face, cavorts and convulses around the place eventually forcing himself through the ropes and into the second ring.

Nate Nytro: It looks as if Blades is doing his level best to create some distance between him and Skyler.

Skyler soon closes the distance by launching himself onto the top rope of the first ring, jumping onto the barbed wire equivalent of the second ring and then finally onto Blades with a Springboard Legdrop. Running on pure adrenaline, Skyler soon finds himself on his feet and signalling to the audience that “It’s over.”

Nate Nytro: Skyler, looking to finish this now.

Nate's words ring true as Skyler picks up Jack's legs and uses them to turn The Bastard Clown over onto his stomach. A thousand flashlight bulbs and a coy look from Skyler into the audience tell the story. Skyler Striker has applied The Lockdown. The same move that caused Jack to relinquish his World Championship.

Nikki Venus: Déjà vu!

Nate Nytro: Yeah. Jack couldn’t escape this the last time. He better have learnt something over these past two years. Otherwise, it is lights out.

Skyler continues to recline backwards increasing the pressure. Blades' body is torqued in such a fashion that the area that is suffering the most is the small of his back; the place that had absorbed most of the impact from Skyler's Snap Suplex onto the concrete. The referee quickly drops to the mat trying to discern whether Blades is requesting the match to be stopped. The cameraman manages to achieve a money shot. Blades in close-up. His sinister laughter now replaced by a series of sharp grunts and groans.

Nate Nytro: Blades is going to have to do something.

In desperation, Blades manages to clutch and tug at the referee's shirt hoping to gain some leverage. However, while in normal circumstances Blades would have little trouble overpowering the official, his current predicament means that the referee has little difficulty swatting his arm away. Blades is truly stuck. The only way to get the pain to stop is to submit to it. His arms raises and hovers over the mat. His mouth hangs open as he deliberates whether to speak those fateful words. The crowd are on edge.

Nikki Venus: Skyler's got it!

Not just yet, Nikki. A primal scream emerges from Jack’s throat as his raised arm extends backwards and grabs one of Skyler's legs. In one epic motion, Jack pulls himself up from the mat crossing Skyler's legs as he does so. The roles have been reversed. Skyler Striker is now stuck in Blades’ submission finisher, The Judgment Day Jolt.

Nate Nytro: He countered it! He countered it!

It is now Skyler who is screaming for dear life. The referee quickly changes his focus turning his attention to the grounded Skyler.

Referee: Are you fit to continue?

Skyler Striker: Shut up!

Blades' smile has returned and it only increases as the music of Skyler's wails continue. Skyler makes a valiant effort to crawl forward but Jack simply increases the tension on Skyler’s back. A pool of blood has emerged around Skyler's head; the product of his obliterated forehead.

Nate Nytro: This is it. Skyler is stuck in the middle of the ring. He has got no chance.

Nikki Venus: You said that about Blades a few moments ago.

Believing that if Blades can counter such a move, then he can too, Skyler reaches backwards with his hands to try and effectuate some sort of reversal. Jack attempts to separate Skyler's legs from his torso for even thinking such a thing. Realizing that he is firmly trapped, the only thing Skyler can do is bite down on the canvas. The reasoning for this? To take his mind off the pain. To prevent Blades from taking any pleasure from his screams. To stop himself from speaking those two magic words.

Nikki Venus: It's over.

Once again, Nikki speaks too soon. After a few more wrenches of his back, Skyler simply goes limp. Passed out from the pain, he never said the words 'I quit'’ No longer able to gather any perverse pleasure from his opponent’s tortured grunts and pleas, Jack simply relinquishes the hold and stares at the lifeless Skyler.

Nikki Venus: Is it over?

Nate Nytro: Well, Skyler never said that he quit nor did he give any kind of sign to suggest that he submitted. So, no, it’s not…

Observing the situation, Blades turns to the referee. The official confirms that the match is still on-going. After whispering something to the effect of “Son of a bitch”, Blades forcibly lifts Skyler up from behind. Nothing but dead weight, Skyler soon finds himself returned to the canvas and the puddle of his own blood as Blades hits the Ubermensch.

Nate Nytro: Adding insult to injury there.

Blades slides underneath the bottom rope and buries himself underneath the rope apron. He emerges with two steel chairs. One is sent over the top rope, one is brought in with Blades under his arm. In the ring, Skyler is waiting to greet him. However, the blood from his forehead has now impaired his vision so much that he can only let out a few hopeless swings. Dodging them all, Blades brings Skyler down to the canvas with a sharp shot to the stomach and then an Impact DDT onto the steel chair.

Nate Nytro: Blades obviously has something in store for Skyler.

That 'something' becomes apparent as Jack rests Skyler's skull onto one steel chair before raising the second over his head. It comes hurtling down with a sickening sound.

Nikki Venus: One-man-con-chair-to!

Jack of Blades: Ask him, you overpaid hack!

Referee: Do you want to quit? Do you want the match to end?

Skyler Striker: N…nnn…n.nnn.no!

Skyler's resistance is met with a second con-chair-to. The question is asked again.

Skyler Striker: No…

A third. Another puddle of blood has emerged around Skyler's head. The referee goes to ask Skyler again but Blades' doesn’t even bother to wait for an answer. A fourth.

Referee: Are you ok to continue?

Jack of Blades: Say it, you stupid bastard!

Skyler Striker: Go to hell!

A fifth con-chair-to. This one is driven by pure malice. Immediately after the moment of impact, Skyler's body begins to convulse with a series of paroxysms

Nate Nytro: Jesus, it looks as if Skyler has gone into shock.

Knowing that once again an answer won't emerge from Skyler's mouth, Blades simply throws the steel chair away throw him. He then paces around the ring before demanding that a stagehand bring him a microphone. He complies.

Nate Nytro: What is going on?

With microphone in hand, Blades lowers himself to Skyler's level grabbing him by the neck and bringing him face-to-face. He slaps him across the cheeks a few times with his spare hand as if to encourage some response.

Jack of Blades: Listen to me. Listen to me! I should have known that you wouldn't break under physical pressure. I knew you'd resist every chair shot, every punch, every submission manoeuvre. So, I decided to take same advice from an old proverb. “In war, true soldiers go not for the body or the mind but the heart.” I'm pretty sure Sun Tsu said that. Him or the Green Goblin…I'm not entirely sure.

Blades lets out a small laugh in between gasps for air.

Jack of Blades: Just remember, you brought this on yourself. Bring her out!

Blades signals to the top of the ramp. For a few moments, nothing of note happens. And then it becomes suddenly apparent what Jack's master plan was. Out comes Dysphoria physically dragging Jade Striker by the hair.

Nate Nytro: Oh God! Stop this. Stop this now.

Jade struggles the entire way down the ramp eventually breaking free from Dysphoria’s grasp as she reaches ground level. However, she is stopped dead in her tracks when she notices her father's broken body lying supine in the ring. This shock to the system allows Dysphoria to once again manhandle Skyler’s daughter. She tosses the young girl through the ropes and follows quickly behind. Stuck in the ring with Jack of Blades and his beau, Jade Striker has no other option but to cry.

Nate Nytro: We need somebody out here now. Security guards, staff members, wrestlers, popcorn vendors. Anybody who can stop this from happening.

Nikki Venus: I know this is an 'I Quit' match and all but there are certain things that you cannot do. And this…this is one of them! What the hell did Corey and I do allowing this match to happen?

Dysphoria tosses Jade to Blades who catches her by the throat. With one hand, he raises her off the ground and with the other, he brings the microphone to his mouth.

Jack of Blades: Hi Jade! Remember me? Because I sure as hell remember you. You see, I'm like an elephant in that regard. I remember everything. People’s names. Birthdays. Anniversaries. Sledgehammers to the head.

At this, Blades tosses Jade through the ropes and into the other ring. Before following her, he hands the microphone to Dysphoria who situates herself on Skyler's back. With Skyler barely stirring, she raises his head upwards to observe the action happening in the opposite ring. She then raises the microphone to Skyler's lips.

Nate Nytro: Oh God! I think I know what's happening. CAN WE PLEASE GET SOMEONE DOWN HERE?

With Skyler watching prone from the other ring, Blades approaches Jade with a menacing glare in his eyes. She makes an effort to escape by diving underneath the ropes but Jack simply drags her back into the centre of the ring. A few seconds later and Jade is being held upside down, her legs crossed. She too is suffering the effects of The Judgment Day Jolt.

Nikki Venus: This is…It's just sickening.

Blades has positioned himself so that he shares perfect eye contact with Skyler. Just staring at him. Smiling as Skyler's daughter screams for release. Skyler, however, still is not fully aware of the situation. A situation that is about to change with the arrival of a familiar figure from the crowd.

Nate Nytro: That's Jesper…Jesper Reisert. Jack's henchman. I thought this could not got any worse.

Nikki Venus: Wait. Look he's pleading for his boss to let her go. He's trying to pull him off of her.

Nate Nytro: Well, we know that when Jade lived with Blades, she developed a bond with Jesper. It seems that bond is still there. Anyway, thank Christ for someone being proactive. Even if he is a complete idiot.

Blades simply ignores Jesper's nudges and pleas. He just stares at Striker with the move still in place. The idiot savant tries harder to reason with his employer. Blades simply tries harder to snap Jade in two. At this point, Skyler is beginning to come to his senses. Realising what is happening to his offspring, he makes a valiant effort to pull himself free of Dysphoria but the match has taken his toll. He remains where he is.

Dysphoria: Say it and she goes free!

Skyler Striker:…

Jack of Blades: Say it, you bastard.

Skyler Striker: I…I…I…….I…


Jack of Blades: SAY IT!

Skyler Striker: I quit. I…quit.

And just like that, Blades lets Jade fall to the floor free of his grasp. She simply begins to weep as Das Duell begins to play over the speaker system. Blades' reaction is quite different, however. He falls to his knees and ecstatically panders to the crowd's hatred of him. Aware of Skyler’s inevitable desire for retribution, Blades' celebration is short-lived as he quickly removes himself from the ring and enters the crowd. Dysphoria does the same. Jesper, however, falls to the floor and tries to tend to Jade.

Nate Nytro: There are just no words…In my entire career, I have never…Well, I can't even say anything about it.

Blades takes his concubine by the hand and they force their way through the crowd. A barrage of food stuffs is launched at them by the irate fans. It still doesn't stop Blades' smile. Meanwhile, in the ring, Skyler has crawled through the barbed wire and the ropes to see the damage done to his daughter. Seeing her lying there causes him to break down uncontrollably. Jesper is still in the ring, unsure of what to do. The crowd, as a collective, attempt to do the only thing they can do and shout out words of support.

Nikki Venus: We all knew Blades was sick in the head but I don't think any of us thought that he would go this far.

Skyler continues to hug his daughter rocking back and forth with grief. She will be fine, there is no doubt about that. But a father should never have to see his child suffer so. And, because of this, Skyler's grief soon turns to anger. The look on his face changes completely. The anger rising in him permeates the crimson mask. His focus? Jesper Reisert.

Nate Nytro: Calm yourself, Skyler. Jesper tried to help.

Nikki Venus: This time. He tried to help this time.

Jesper raises his hands as if to try and soothe Skyler Striker. It doesn't work. A quick kick to gut and an application of the Final Revolution means that Jesper is laid out on the ground. The camera quickly cuts to Dysphoria and Jack in the crowd watching on. At seeing Jesper being attacked, Dysphoria attempts to go back but is prevented by Blades pulling her by the arm. We return to the ring only to capture Skyler Striker launch from the top rope with a Skyler High Dive onto Jesper.

Nikki Venus: Revenge is a dish best served with high-impact flying manoeuvres.

Picking himself up off the floor and cradling his daughter, Skyler moves through the ropes and proceeds to move up the ramp. Almost every audient is on their feet applauding the Fury Crusader.

Nate Nytro: A standing ovation for Skyler. This should not be seen as a defeat. He did what any loving father would have done.

As Skyler reaches the ramp's apex, he turns around. Jade has come to her senses slightly and is clinging onto her father. Skyler cranes his head taking in the response the arena is giving him. He raises his hand in appreciation. The applause is immense.
After a few moments of posturing, he moves behind the curtain leaving the cameraman to cut to Blades and Dysphoria in the crowd staring at the ring where Jesper lies. The smile hasn't left Jack's face.

Nikki Venus: Nikki Venus: I don't think tonight was about victory for Blades. Like he said, this match was all about proving to the fans, and to himself, that he had no limits. And with all due respect to Skyler Striker, he did just that. The bastard did just that.

 

Death Match Tournament - Semi Finals
Craven vs Black - Unlucky 13

The ring crew have taken down the ropes and put up barbed wire, also placing a stack of one dollar bills and the staple gun in the middle of the ring.

The lights dim as the sound of a gong is heard throughout the entire arena. As the gong continues to ring, the sound of a motorcycle engine reving up is heard. Then, pyros suddenly explode, resulting in complete darkness. After a moment's silence, the entrance to Linkin Park's "Crawling" begins to blare over the P.A. The crowd erupts in a huge roar as Johnny Craven walks onto the stage. He looks around at the booing fans before suddenly outstretching his arms as wide and high as he can as the chorus to "Crawling" blasts away and more pyros begin to explode all over the place. He then slowly walks down the ramp, slapping the hands of fans on both sides. He then enters the ring and climbs all four turnbuckles , raising his fists high in the air on each turnbuckle. Then the lights come back on.

No theatrics. No lights going out, nothing. Machine Head's cover of "Hallowed Be Thy Name" by Iron Maiden hits the PA system. With every bell toll, the lights flash brighter. When Robb Flynn comes in singing, the crowd sings along. "I'm waiting in my cold cell, when the bell begins to chime. Reflecting on my past life, and it doesn't have much time. Because at five o'clock, they take me to the gallows pole. The sands of time, for me, are running looooow!" One minute and eight seconds in, when the guitar hits, Corey Black comes through the curtain and onto the stage, ribs bandaged up. Black limps down to the ring and rolls in under the barbed wire.

The bell rings, signifying the match starting. Right out of the gate, Craven drills Black right in the face with a big boot. Black's head bounces off the mat. Craven throttles Corey and lifts him straight off the mat, then throws him back first into the barbed wire ropes!

Nikki Venus: Ahhh!

Corey slowly gets himself out of the barbed wire, and into the waiting arms of Johnny Craven, who delivers a big time punch to the face.

Nate Nytro: Just like he said he'd do.

Craven follows up with a massive chokeslam. Johnny then grabs a couple dollar bills and the staple gun. BOOM BOOM two staples put into Corey Black's forehead! The bills stick!

Nikki Venus: This is sick!

Corey wiggles around on the mat, scratching at his head. Craven grabs Black and hools him in The Roadblock, choking Black out! Before long, through, Craven is just unleashing staples into Black's head, not even caring about dollar bills! Blood is trickling down Corey's head. Craven lets up and takes in the negative reaction from the pro-CD crowd. Craven stomps at Corey Black, and kicks him right in the face. Black is motionless, and Craven is just picking him apart. Black uses Craven's legs to get up a little bit, and Craven helps him up the rest of the way, only to lift Black up give him a massive spinebuster!

Nate Nytro: Craven said he would be doing this tonight.

Craven taunts and taunts, for what seems like minutes. Corey is trying to roll over and get up, but Craven keeps kicking him down. Johnny finally picks Black up and tries to throw him into the ropes, but Black reverses it, and throws Craven in! Craven's weight causes him to bend back some, catching his arms in the barbed wire!

Nate Nytro: Oh shit! This is brutality!

Black quickly capitalizes with a huge superkick to the face, and takes the stack of bills over to Craven, along with the staple gun! One after another, Black unloads staples into Craven's chest and stomach, making a smiley face with the dollar bills! Six of them!

Nikki Venus: I'm shocked that Corey can find humor through all this.

Craven is screaming in pain. Black grabs his chin and literally staples Craven's lips shut! The crowd groans. The final dollar bill is placed on Johnny's face, right on his nose. Black hits Craven right on the nose with the staple gun, shooting the last staple right into his nose, winning the match.

Nate Nytro: And Black moves on to the finals! He's been through these two rounds kind of fast, but damint, they were brutal.

Corey Black rolls out of the ring and tries pulling out of the staples out of his head as secutiry and EMTs help Craven out of the barbed wire.

 


Death Match Tournament - Semi Finals
Logan vs ... Someone... - Panes of Glass

Nate Nytro: We just heard ladies and gentlemen, that since Daniels and Wilson were taken out in the match prior in the Tournament, and since no one officialy won, nor can they advance, we're being told that someone is coming BACK into the Tournament.

Nikki Venus: His name?

Nate Nytro: RICKKKK MAAADDD!!!!

Evenflow by Pearl Jam hits, and Rick Mad steps out. The fans boo him as he walks to the ring, ignoring them. He slides in, climbs up a turnbuckle and poses as green pyro shoots from the other three turnbuckles.

Nate Nytro: Here comes Logan..

The lights dim in the arena, blue pryos shoot down the ramp, and a drum beat rolls into the PA speakers. HIM "Sigillum Diaboli" blasts out of the speakers, and Logan steps out from behind the black curtain with a cocky look on his face as he walks down to the ring. On the way, Logan might reach out every now, and then snatching peanuts from fans, or whatever else their snacking on. He hits ringside, resting on the apron catching up on a breath or two before sliding into the ring

Before Logan can slide into the ring, Rick Mad hits a baseball slide sending Logan back to the outside! Mad slides out and starts beating the shit out of Logan with fists and kicks. He picks up Logan and throws him into the ring. Mad slides in, but with a kendo stick. Logan gets his ass to his feet, and Mad delivers a stiff kendo stick to the face of Logan. Mad picks him up and throws him into the ropes, and upon his return, Mad grabs him by the back of the head and throws him right over the top rope and Logan crashes through a table that was set up on the outside. Mad throws his hands into the air, and the crowd has mixed feelings about it.


Nikkie Venus: Wow.

Mad slides out and picks up Logan for a suplex. Logan gets out of it and throws Rick Mad into the ring apron. Logan knees down to catch a break. Rick Mad just kicks him in the face. Yelling out disgusting slurs and name calling, Mad picks up Logan and throws him into the guardrail. Mad notices the glass-like-table sitting right next to the ring apron. Mad grabs Logan and hooks him up for a suplex. The crowd stands up in anticipation.

A man near the railing, yells out something to the wrestlers. LOGAN? WANT TO EAT MY HOT DOG?

Just then, Logan flips Rick Mad into a suplex the opposite direction of the glass, and then runs over to the man. Logan takes the hot dog and shoves the entire thing into his mouth. Logan throws Rick Mad into the ring and slides in. Logan picks him up and hits a russian leg sweep. Logan pulls Rick Mad under the ropes to the apron to drop his ass on the Glass Panes. Logan lifts up Rick Mad to his feet. Rick Mad quickly, and out of no where, kicks to the gut and hits the MAD DDT! From the apron, to the glass panes below, the crowd gasps, and the glass flies.


Nikki Venus: OHHHH

Nate Nytro: SHIIIT!

Mad gets up and shakes the glass out of his spine. He grabs Logan and slides him into the ring and covers him.

1...2......3


Nate Nytro: Your winner is Rick Mad..

Nikki Venus: Logan doesn't look too good right now.



Brad Kane Segment

"In my opinion, the best thing you can do is find a person who loves you for exactly what you are. Good mood, bad mood, ugly, pretty... handsome, what have you, the right person will still think the sun shines out your ass. That's the kind of person that's worth sticking with."

The house lights go out in the arena as the opening of "Eye of the Storm" by Killswitch Engage flares up. Brad Kane comes dressed out in street clothes and without the United States Title. He slides into the ring and has a microphone handed to him.


Brad Kane: I have few things to talk about tonight but first I'd love to bring out a special guest of mine, Kevin Hardaway!

He places down the microphone and leaps out of the ring. He pulls out a cardboard cut out of Kevin Hardaway before sliding back into the ring. A few fans are laughing at this, Brad picking the microphone back up again.

Brad Kane: For those that aren't aware, ole Kev and I here had a falling out late last year over in GWC over some shit. Basically, he thought I stabbed him in the back while we were in charge of the booking and what have you. I just tried letting someone know they got fucked over. We both have our side to the story and I'll go with mine first.

The crowd is listening intently.

Brad Kane: It was our October pay per view, Dire Straits. There was a Tag Team Title match that evening with Thunder and Kurt Burton going against the Motor City Mafia. Now Kevin had it penciled in that MCM should win and I thought that Thunder and his buddy should get the win. I let Hardy go with his decision here and then he tells me that Thunder and Burton shouldn't have won because they hadn't tagged enough. Pretty fucking dumb right? Now keep on listening here. MCM wanted time off and only told me to that point. So the champs didn't want the belts anymore but yet, Hardy put them over. So I pulled Thunder aside and said that he got fucked. From there, shit hit the fan.

Everyone keeps listening.

Brad Kane: Ole Kev here thought I stabbed him in the back when I did the right thing. Now we have a situation on our hands where the only thing Kev needed to do was publicly say he was in the wrong and that would've been it. Instead, he just quits the promotion. Way to be a man there sport. After all the shit you gave Joe Ragnal for leaving that promotion when he lost to you and you quit over some stupid backstage shit? Screams man to me. Lately, I've been following him a bit and he starts spouting off a few things. About how I made up some one night stand angle. As memory recalls, you loved that idea. Its funny how a bit of heat can distort someone's memory to a point where they don't know what in the fuck they remember.

People are seen nodding their head in the crowd.

Brad Kane: I know, I'm shooting right now but I don't care. I tried being a man and apologizing for my actions but he's all like bitch fuck you. So lets recap really quick, he's an immature cunt who doesn't know how to forgive and forget. People have done some shit to me in my life, in this promotion too and yet you see me standing here because its all in the fucking past. People knew I hated Torture for quite sometime, people knew I hated Corey Black for quite sometime and people knew that I would bury this place the first chance I got. Then I realized that this is just meaningless. In the long run, what does it matter if someone fucked you over. Its not like I said, "Hey Kevin, I'm gonna bury you against Connor the Crazy Boy." Basically, I did nothing wrong and you fucking know it. Sure I said a few over the top things but I owned up to them. You took a small shot at me and I responded, simple as that. That's how this fucking business works and if you can't deal with it, then get the fuck out.

That gets some cheers.

Brad Kane: Now being the fair man that I am, I'll offer Kevin to give rebuttle.

Brad puts the microphone up to the cutout's face.

Brad Kane: You raise a good point there Kev.

More silence before Brad puts tne microphone up to his mouth again.

Brad Kane: Oh you really thought that? Huh well its a little odd that you thought that I intentionally stabbed you in the back. I was just trying to do the right thing. Hey, remember the time we left XHF and told them where to fuck off? Good times right? I guess I probably stabbed you in the back then too. I stabbed you in the back when we sat down one night and discussed your heel turn that propelled you into a main event spot at GWC. I stabbed you in the back when you won the World Title. I stabbed you in the back every single moment we knew each other. Kevin, I'm gonna tell you this once, I loved you like a brother. You were like family to me and then when all this happened, it was like I lost a family member. You know what though? I'm almost glad this happened. It allowed me to see how easily people lose their cool and I suppose it was karma coming back at me for all the times I acted like a complete bitch. So thank you for opening my eyes, little brother.

Brad puts down the microphone before grabbing the cardboard cut out and ripping in half. He throws the two halves out of the ring before standing there, just looking into the lights.

Nate Nytro: Wow, what got into Brad Kane?

Nikki Venus: I think he just needed to get some shit off of his chest to put his mind at ease after all this time. Symbolism!!!

Nate Nytro: Suppose you're right.

He picks the microphone back up.

Brad Kane: Fuck it. Hardaway, I don't give a shit, I want you in one last match. This is my challenge to you. You versus me, Master of Horrors. The one to finally end all this shit, this anger, this feud, our hate behind the scenes, you man enough for it? Let me know, bitch.


The microphone gets slammed down, causing static to go through the arena. Brad shakes his head before leaving the ring.

Nikki Venus: Wait, what? Did he just call out Kevin Hardaway?

Nate Nytro: He said some STRONG words and I think it'll be hard to ignore.

Death Match Tournament - Final Round
Rick Mad vs. Corey Black

The ring crew is out, setting up the side of the cage and barbed wire spidernet for the finals. After they are done, a bunch of crew members bring out the various weapons of destruction and place them in the ring.

Nate Nytro: So it comes down to this. A rematch of the first round. Rick Mad interjected himself in Logan's second round match because his opponents were taken out by half of the MCE Division, and won the match. Corey Black beat Rick Mad and Johnny Craven on his way to face ... Rick Mad. How many times can these men fight?

Evenflow by Pearl Jam hits, and Rick Mad steps out, wearing various bandages from his matches earlier in the night. The fans boo him as he walks to the ring, ignoring them. He slides in, and poses in each corner, avoiding the barbed wire.

No theatrics. No lights going out, nothing. Machine Head's cover of "Hallowed Be Thy Name" by Iron Maiden hits the PA system. With every bell toll, the lights flash brighter. When Robb Flynn comes in singing, the crowd sings along. "I'm waiting in my cold cell, when the bell begins to chime. Reflecting on my past life, and it doesn't have much time. Because at five o'clock, they take me to the gallows pole. The sands of time, for me, are running looooow!" One minute and eight seconds in, when the guitar hits, Corey Black comes through the curtain and onto the stage, much to the delight of the fans. He's heavily bandaged up, and almost limps down to the ring. Corey rolls in under the barbed wire, and stands face to face with Rick Mad.

Nikki Venus: Tension.

The bell rings, but they don't move. Mad and Black just stare into each other's eyes, furiously. The crowd is going crazy. Rick Mad starts the match off, going for a standard grapple. They lock up, and Mad uses his power and height advantage to push Black closer and closer to the barbed wire ropes. Black's back is punctured, but then Mad literally lays on Black, pressing him up against the wire hard. Mad then pulls him back, and uses the momentum to throw him back first into the cage! Mad quickly grabs a lighttube and breaks it over the fallen Black's midsection.

Nikki Venus: Rick Mad is still on fire. We saw this in his matche searlier.

Mad climbs up the side of the cage, and about half way up, comes off of it and lands on Black with a big leg drop! Mad covers..

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kickout!

Nate Nytro: That was as close as anyone is going to get without winning.

Mad has Black right where he wants him. And Mad just kills Black with a huge Falcon Arrow, sitting out across a trashcan!

Nikki Venus: MADPLEX! MADPLEX!

Black lands awkwardly across the can and rolls to his stomach. Mad somewhat clears the ring, pushing most everything to the floor, except a steel chair. Mad pulls Black to the middle of the ring, and hits a big slam. Mad doesn't go for a pin or anything, instead he walks over and begins climbing up the cage. At the top, he signals down to Black, who is almost up. Mad sits on his perch and waits, but gets blasted in the face with the chair!

Nate Nytro: Arabian pie face from the ring to the top of a cage!

Mad eats it hard, and flies off the cage into the other ring, landing in the barbed wire spidernet!

Nikki Venus: AAHHHHH how is he going to get out of that?!

Impossible to get ouf ot. Mad tries and tries but his body tells him to stop since he's just going to poke himself more. Black is up, somehow, and sees Mad in the net. Without thinking, he climbs up the cage. Slowly, but surely, he climbs the cage. At the top, the crowd goes bananas, and Black comes off with a big senton back splash, crushing Rick Mad between his body and the barbed wire!

Nate Nytro: They're dead! Well, actually no, they can't pin each other in the barbed wire!

Rick Mad's shoulders are not touching the mat, so Black has to use Mad's body to stand up and walk on the barbed wire itself. Black grabs the cage for support, and bends down, pulling Mad out. Black walks Mad over to the side of the ring and manages to roll him to the floor. Black jumps down, quickly puts Mad in the deathmatch ring, and covers!

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Nate Nytro: NO!

RICK MAD KICKED OUT. Through that, the guy kicked out. Black is in shock. Corey lifts Mad off the mat, and eats another desperation Mad DDT!

Nikki Venus: The second of the night!

Mad falls into a pin!

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KICKOUT!

Nate Nytro: The Mad DDT can't keep him down?!

Mad is furious. Blood POURING from his back. Black tries to stir, but Mad just punches him in the face. Mad pulls Black to his feet, and hits a big vertical suplex, right into the cage and barbed wire ropes! Black's back scrapes down the cage and wire. Mad tangles Black's legs up and locks in a sharpshooter with barbed wire!

Nikki Venus: Oh my GOD.

Black struggles and struggles, but can't break free. He inches his way closer to the cage, and uses it to climb up and force Mad to break the hold. As soon as Mad turns to continue, WHITE MIST right in the face! Mad gets hit right in the eyes, and then takes a big brainbuster from Black!

Nate Nytro: Mist and Buster!

Black pins!

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Nikki Venus: HE DID IT!

No. No he didn't Mad had kicked out.

Nikki Venus: WHAT THE HELL?!

Corey has no idea what is going on.

Nate Nytro: Rick Mad isn't even active anymore. I have no idea what is driving him.

Black goes to the floor and grabs that staple gun he used against Craven, then rolls back in. Mad is on his stomach, and Corey locks in This Cold Black!

Nikki Venus: There it is! Might look like a basic Rings of Saturn, but it's very effective!

Black holds Mad's top arm with only one arm, and uses the other to UNLEASH STAPLE AFTER STAPLE INTO RICK MAD'S SKULL!

Nate Nytro: OH SHIT.

One after another, and Mad can't do a damn thing about it! This goes on for about a minute, before Mad has no choice. He gives up.

Nikki Venus: RICK MAD GAVE UP! COREY WINS! COREY WINS!

Black releases Rick Mad, and flops to his stomach. The ring crew carry down a big trophy for winning the tournament, and the crowd goes crazy.

Nate Nytro: Corey Black has secured his place in WCF! Even if Torture wins at Til Death Do Us Part, Corey will have a rematch next month at Thirteen!

Corey is given the King of the Deathmatch Trophy, and holds it up high to the crowd. Rick Mad stands up, staples in his head, and goes to leave, but Corey stops him.

Nikki Venus: What's this?

Corey grabs Mad's arm and raises it high into the air. Mad is shocked, but allows it to happen. Corey lets go, and Mad leaves the ring, a beaten man.

Nate Nytro: What else can you say? Rick Mad fucking brought it tonight. We'll see you next month!

The WCF/XIII logo appears on the sceen before fading out, with Corey Black holding the trophy high.