Harrys: The following contest is a second round match of the Gold Rush Tournament!
Harrys: Introducing first from Tallinn, Estonia weighing 151 pounds, "Ms. Unorthodox" Yemrez Reqonic!
Lights go out as soon as the entrance theme starts playing. A dark-orchid colored light starts flickering around all over the entire arena. After a while, it converts into a single spotlight on the entrance ramp when Yemrez runs towards on the stage. The crowd cheers, Yemrez makes the belt motion with her hands and then sprints down to the ring. She then removes her hoodie after entering the ring and makes a "heart" sign with her hands to the audience which results in a cheer from them. She sits on the lower rope with crossed legs and anxiously waits for her opponent.
Copeland: This young lady has embraced the good fight against Vis Imperium over the past few weeks. Now, she stands in the final eight of the Gold Rush tournament after joining the company not that long again. It would be an impressive feat if she were to upset former Elite Openweight Champion, Xander LeBelle here tonight. I for one, would love to see that occur.
Cohen: Don’t be a fool, Seabass! This nosy woman put step out of place last week when she bad mouthed her superiors. LeBelle is going to set the record straight with this wannabe. She has no place in the final eight of the Gold Rush Tournament and certainly not in the Final Four. This will be over quickly, mark my words.
Copeland: It’ll take a lot from the youngster but she believes that it can be done. We’ve all heard her talking loudly recently about helping drive Vis Imperium from WZCW. I don’t know if she can do it but a victory here tonight would be a step in that direction. A huge blow it would be if Yemrez knocked off LeBelle tonight.
Cohen: Not going to happen, Seabass!
Returning to the squared circle, Harrys steps forward with the microphone in his hand.
Harrys: We ask you all, at this time for near perfect silence so that Xander LeBelle may make his entrance.
The crowd are hardly happy with that request and begin to boo very loudly and only get louder when the tron and music kicks in. The usual wait for the crowd to reach silence is extended but alas nothing changes and they maintain a consistent stream of boos.
With a lit cigar in his mouth, and gold tipped cane in his hands, Xander enters the arena hands tucked to his side. Leaning up against nearest back wall, he stops to take a few puffs of his cigar while scanning the arena through his bottle glasses.
Harrys: Making his way to the ring, from The City of Light, and weighing in at two-hundred and fifteen pounds, representing Vis Imperium… he is 'The World's Greatest Mind' Xander LeBelle.
After dropping his cigar ash to the floor, he puts the cigar back in his mouth and strolls to the ring, dropping off his cane to lean it on the apron as he enters the ring. Yemrez looks to approach him but the official jumps between and orders her back to the corner. The crowd have reached a roar of boos now as LeBelle hands his cigar and glasses to the referee, never minding to share a glance with his opponent.
Cohen: That is what a superstar looks like. If I were building a professional wrestler it may very well be an exact copy of the man you see standing in that ring. The former Elite Openweight Champion, the rightful champion, a member of Vis Imperium and a hero to those who know a damn thing about wrestling. He is exactly the type of person we need succeeding and moving on in this tournament. We should all be cheering him on tonight.
Copeland: These fans in the arena and those at home would disagree with you, Jack. Some would say that new blood is exactly what we need at the moment. LeBelle and Vis Imperium have run riot over this company and the rebirth of the faction last week only strengthened the rebellion swelling her in the company. Fans and wrestlers alike will not sit by and be attacked at will by this group. Change is coming, Jack.
Cohen: Oh please, those idiots couldn’t mount a resistance to Mr. Banks and Vis Imperium. What will happen tonight is that LeBelle will win and send Yemrez back to the undercard and serving drinks at the local bar. We will see how quickly people want to rise up after that happens, Seabass!
Inside the ring, LeBelle has fully removed all unnecessary items and turns his attention to Yemrez. The two competitors exchange a look, Yemrez not backing down and she approaches the Vis Imperium member with her head held high and a bounce in her step. An arrogant laugh is all she gets from Xander as he takes a step backwards and asks the referee, rather politely, to ring the bell.
Xander begins slowly making his way around the outer edge of the ring while Yemrez holds her position. A man who has refused to fight women previously, it’s now fight one or be eliminated from Gold Rush. He extends a hand for a test of strength, Yemrez accepts and reaches out only for LeBelle to rake the eyes! Blinded, Yemrez stumbles and is hit with a couple of knife edge chops to the chest. Backed up against the ropes now is Yemrez, she rubs her eyes and regains her vision only to see a boot smack her in the face and send the lady to the outside of the ring. LeBelle throws his hands up in the air and smirks, the big boot connecting right on the money, and now he exits the ring to follow up. The fans at ringside shout some curses at Xander but he ignores them, picking Yemrez up and slamming her face first into the barricade. With the pace of the match in his control, Xander stalks his opponent and drives a boot into the side of her body.
Wary of the referee’s count, Xander slides back into the ring and makes it so that Yemrez has to get her own way back into the ring. She does so at a count of eight and Xander is quick to pounce with a combination of elbows to the head. Completely feeling himself is the Vis Imperium member and he continues this assault by slinging Yemrez into the ropes. She stops herself from rebounding, grabbing the ropes before she went back and this forces Xander to charge forward with a clothesline. Yemrez counters, ducking with the matrix evasion, arching her back and returning to a vertical base before returning fire with a running body block which knocks Xander down to the mat. It isn’t for long as LeBelle bounces up in a huff, furious he let himself get knocked down, and he charges again but Yemrez goes low with a low-angle shoulder block and again LeBelle goes down. Before he can get up, Yemrez strikes with a leaping double foot stomp and hooks the leg. 1… Kick Out!
Copeland: Xander is rushing into this match far too much if he wants to win. He had control when he was taking his time but now he is soon rushed that he is making mistakes.
Cohen: Yemrez got lucky with a couple of shoulder blocks. Nothing to be worried about at all, Seabass. This is surely all in his master plan.
Rolling away is Yemrez, getting to her feet across the ring and she waits for Xander to pull himself up to a vertical base. He is clearly flustered; Yemrez on the other hand is focused and runs forward executing a dropkick in the back which sends Xander into the corner. She springs back to her feet, stomps her feet to fire up the crowd sprints forward with a handspring elbow smash! Big pop from the crowd as Xander nearly falls out from the corner, his head now ringing from the stiff shot, Yemrez grabs him and lifts Xander off his feet before connecting with the Elongated Ride To Estonia (Spinning Backbreaker Rack)! The crowd counts along as Yemrez hooks the leg for the cover off the major signature move. 1… 2… Kick Out! Too soon to be counting chickens as LeBelle gets the shoulder off the mat and smartly rolls across the ring into a corner.
This forces Yemrez to chase after him and when she bends down to grab him, Xander gets a handful of tights and yanks Yemrez hard towards the turnbuckle where she hits it face first. Xander slips out behind, turns around and lifts Yemrez up – Butterfly Suplex! Xander hooks both legs as he goes for the cover. 1… 2… Kick Out! Xander can’t help but question the referee after the count, only then does he drag Yemrez into the middle of the ring and deliver a few stiff kicks to her. Now on her knees, Yemrez is battered with kicks and tries to block one but Xander wiggles free, then shifts into delivering two hard knees – followed by a third at full sprint which smacks Yemrez in the head. Again, Xander goes for the cover. 1… 2… Kick Out!
Cohen: When there is something on the line Xander LeBelle can out wrestle a woman just as easily as he can a man.
Copeland: Yemrez is going to have to shift the pace if she wants to win this match. She cannot allow Xander to control it.
Back on his feet, Xander wipes his face and steps onto the body of Yemrez. He then leans down and picks her up, connects with a throat thrust followed by a snap DDT! It plants Yemrez down onto the canvas, Xander smirks and calls for the referee as he rolls his opponent over. 1… 2… Kick Out! Frustration building for Xander as he sits up on the canvas, slapping Yemrez across the face rather hard. A few moments later, Xander pulls Yemrez into the middle of the ring and goes for a hard shin kick but Yemrez grabs the leg and pulls him forward into a lariat! Her head still ringing from the DDT, everything a little blurred as Yemrez delivers a double palm strike to LeBelle while he looks up at her from his knees. She then runs back and rebounds off the ropes, LeBelle still on his knees and executes Nigh The Bliss (Running Double Knee Strike)! LeBelle is bowled over and could be out as Yemrez makes the cover. 1… 2… Kick Out!
Feeling momentum shift in her favour, Yemrez pulls Xander to his feet, he tries to take control with a knee but she blocks it with her forearm and counters with a corkscrew neckbreaker. Yemrez goes for another cover. 1… 2… Kick Out! The crowd now fully behind her and very vocal, Yemrez gets to her feet and moves over into the corner. She watches as LeBelle crawls towards the ropes, inching closer and pulls himself up off the canvas. Sensing this is her chance, Yemrez charges forward and hits Nigh The Bliss (Running Double Knee Strike) for the second time in the match! Xander tumbles to the outside of the ring however – thereby making it so that Yemrez cannot go for a pin which would have surely won her the match.
Copeland: What a tough break for Yemrez to have hit one of her best moves for the second time but LeBelle fell to the outside of the ring.
Cohen: It’s his brilliance, Seabass! I told you he wasn’t going to lose this encounter.
On the outside of the ring, Xander rubs the back of his head. The knees stunning him badly and the fall causing a considerable amount of damage to his body. No rest for the weary as Yemrez exits the ring and grabs Xander, punching him into the face a few times before throwing him back into the ring. While Xander rolls further into the ring, Yemrez takes the chance to climb to the top rope and looks ready to fly. The crowd stand up and show their support as Yemrez goes for a splash but Xander gets his knees up! Yemrez crashes and burns as Xander gets to his feet, shakes his head clear, and pulls Yemrez into position for the STO – and transitions into the Koji Clutch!
Cohen: I told you! I told you all! LeBelle is going to made this pretender tap out right here on Meltdown. You can kiss the second round goodbye.
But the match is not over just yet as Yemrez struggles, refusing to tap out. LeBelle pulls with all he has trying to get this match to the finish. Yemrez’s hand is in the air and nearly comes down to the mat but stops just an inch away. With one last attempt, Yemrez twists and turns – breaking free of the Koji Clutch and surviving a near tournament ending situation. Both get to their feet at near the same time, Xander hits a right hand, Yemrez a kick to the stomach, Xander a hard shin strike and Yemrez shoves him back into the ropes before attempting a shoulder block. Suddenly Xander ducks out of the way, moves behind her and hits a forearm to the spine. He then pulls Yemrez close and executes a neckbreaker, gets back to his feet and lines up his shot as Yemrez pushes herself off the canvas – The Rose’s Thorn (Curb Stomp)!
But Yemrez rolls out of the way and Xander stomps nothing but air. Quickly, he turns around and swings at Yemrez but she arches her back in matrix fashion to avoid every single shot. Xander yells at her to stop bloody moving but gets punched right in the jaw for a response. Yemrez runs towards the turnbuckle as LeBelle is stunned, quickly ascends the turnbuckle and leaps off towards her opponent – Upshot (Diving Corkscrew Stunner)! At the last second LeBelle shoves her away and Yemrez lands on her back, rolling over onto her stomach seconds later and Xander waists no time in running forward. He leaps into the air – The Rose’s Thorn! As he is in the air, Yemrez spins free and catches a falling Xander LeBelle, his arms flailing around in the air, in position for the Stunner! Yemrez hooks the leg. 1… 2… 3!
Cohen: No freaking way.
Copeland: We have seen the upset of the tournament tonight. Yemrez Reqonic has defeated the former Elite Openweight Champion and current member of Vis Imperium; Xander LeBelle. It was back and forth in the final moments but Yemrez caught him in a modified version of her finisher. That stunner can come out of nowhere, Jack.
Cohen: What the hell just happened? Do you know what this means? No member of Vis Imperium has a chance to win Gold Rush!
While everyone is in complete and utter shock, Harrys moves into position for the official announcement.
Harrys: Your winner and advancing in the Gold Rush tournament Yemrez Reqonic!
The world has been put on notice tonight as Yemrez Reqonic defeats Xander LeBelle fair and square in the middle of the ring. The unthinkable has happened and Yemrez will go into next week as a member of the final four. As the crowd cheer her on, Yemrez stands in the middle of the ring pondering what is to come.
Her fight for the good guys leading her this far but can she complete the journey and claim the World Championship? Meanwhile, LeBelle scurries up the ramp, covering his face from the embarrassment as fans taunt him. A final shot of Yemrez standing proudly with her hands in the air is shown before we take a commercial break.