Harrys: Ladies and gentlemen, this match is scheduled for one fall!
After a few moments of Vee's music playing to signal his arrival, the man himself appears on the stage. Vee looks deathly focussed on the task at hand as he bounces up and down on his heels in preparation. Vee fires off a few punches and kicks into the air before raising both of his hands into the air in celebration. The fans in the arena give him a cheer as he begins making his way down to the ramp.
Copeland: Vee, obviously, was one of the men who came up short in the battle royal at Kingdom Come, Jack. Kagura Joheki, as you may all recall, came out of that match with a guaranteed shot at any mid-card Championship as a reward for coming second. A win here would put the cat amongst the pigeons, surely?
Cohen: You'd think that was the case, Seabass. It just goes to show you how your luck can change in an instant in WZCW. Vee has toiled in the mid-card for a while now. But going up against the number one contender and picking up a win certainly wouldn't hurt his chances of claiming some gold in the not so distant future.
Harrys: Introducing first, weighing in at 185 and hailing from Crawley, England... VEE A! D! Z!!
Vee continues down the ramp as he slaps a few hands on the way. Vee reaches the bottom of the ramp and looks around the arena before mounting the steps. Going through the ropes, he moves towards the corner of the ring and mounts the turn-buckles. To the delight of the fans in the arena, he goes all the way to the top before performing a beautiful backflip into the middle of the ring and landing on his feet perfectly. Suddenly, the lights go out and an altogether more sinister atmosphere descends upon the arena.
As her music plays, the lights in the arena dim as pink lights begin to swirl, but they quickly change to gold and then to grey-white, representing the decay in the life of the cherry blossoms as snow falls. As the lights turn white she begins to slowly walk to the ring. She clutches the book to her chest with one arm, looking around the arena.
Copeland: Kagura has been utterly renewed since Kingdom Come, Jack. Coming second in the battle royal means that she has her pick of opponents in Xander LeBelle or Titus in the coming weeks. For the former Elite Openweight Champion, this could not be a bigger thing.
Cohen: You are right, Seabass. Kagura seems to be renewed with more passion and determination to get herself to the top of the mountain since that stipulation was announced. We still don't know who she will pick to challenge but there is no easy match out there for her. Given how she has been, however, she wont be an easy defence for any Champion either. She looks great tonight!
Harrys: And his opponent, weighing in at 160 pounds and hailing from Ise, Mie, Japan... Kagura Joheki!!
She ignores the fans attempts to cheer or boo her and walks around the ring to the timekeeper’s area. She hands the timekeeper the book for safekeeping before sliding into the ring and offering Vee a knowing smile that is only intended to get right under his skin. Vee snarls a little as the referee brings them both together to tell them what he expects and then signals for the bell.
Copeland: Well, this match is underway. And with so much on the line, given the bigger picture, there is no way that either of these competitors can afford to lose.
Cohen: Especially if Kagura is trying to build some momentum heading towards a title shot at Apocalypse, Seabass!
Surprisingly it's Vee who goes for the first move as he ends up locking up with Kagura. She puts up a fight herself as the lock stays in place. Both wrestlers circling each other are already throwing a lot into this. The lock up breaks as Vee A.D.Z steps back and once again assesses the situation.
On cue Joheki restarts the lock-up. This time she is in charge as Vee almost drops to his knees. He fights back to even up. Kagura breaks the hold but Vee gets it back in place. Kagura begins to drop to her knees but breaks it. Vee steps back, Kagura stands up and she looks furious.
Copeland: There's only one person in control of this match, and it's not Vee.
Cohen: She terrifies me. She really does.
Vee A.D.Z pushes Kagura in the shoulders. She steps back twice and Vee laughs. Kagura doesn't, however, and her cold stare cuts throw Vee. She delivers a swift punch then a second, she goes for a third and Vee is able to step back. Kagura goes for a fourth again Vee moves away from her. He hits the ropes and brings Kagura down by grabbing her by the legs.
Cohen: Vee now in charge, this will surely change things.
Vee clambers over Kagura and goes to punch her but Kagura is able to roll over. She's on top now as a few punches to the face. Kagura is in control and she stands up. She grabs Vee by the head and goes for a headlock but Vee is slippery as he gets her in the headlock.
Kagura is able to get out by picking Vee up and she drops him on her back. Vee gets straight up but Kagura knocks him down with a half clothesline and half punch. She goes for the cover, kick out and 2.
Cohen: Vee with the lucky escape.
Kagura picks up Vee and looks ready to slam him to the mat. Vee, as he has done all match, is able to escape. A punch to Kagura knocks her back. He grabs her and throws her in the corner of the turnbuckle. He runs towards her. Splash.
He grabs her and throws her to the other corner. Again he goes for another splash but misses, he smashes straight onto the turnbuckle. He steps back, confused and Kagura grabs him from behind. A roll-up pin. 1..2..3!
Copeland: She's done it. Made it look easy too.
Cohen: Indeed she did but lets not undersell Vee. He also looked ruthless and one simple mistake cost him.
Harrys: Here is your winner Kagura Joheki
In a very rapid fashion, Kagura exits the ring by rolling under the ropes and out onto the floor. She grabs her book at ringside and begins making her way around the ring, laughing to herself as she does. Inside the ring, Vee looks pissed with himself and how the match ended. He slams his hands down on the mat in frustration as he watches Kagura make her way up the ramp with a smile on her face.
Copeland: I don't want to make excuses for Vee here tonight, folks. But perhaps the altercation with the Heavyweight Champion put some doubts into the mind of the man from Surrey? It just goes to show you that you need to be on top of your game at all times in WZCW or you can be rolled up and finished just like that.
Cohen: Well, if losing like that wasn't bad enough for Vee, he goes one-on-one with Justin Cooper next week and he will need to find a new level of focus for that match.
Copeland: Absolutely, Jack! But next up, ladies and gentlemen, we have an exciting match for you. Johnny Klamour caught up with Logan McAllister earlier tonight and Logan promised that tonight would signal the start of his rise to glory. He goes one-on-one with WZCW new-boy, Vox. And that's when we return!