WZCW SuperShow 5
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The Amway Center in Orlando, Florida rises with applause here at the final stop before the biggest show in professional wrestling. Thousands of fans cheer wildly, packed into the building for not just Meltdown or Ascension but for a very special event: WZCW SuperShow 5! A host of graphics appear on the big screen showing some of the matches and special attractions we have on offer tonight including; WZCW World Heavyweight Champion Mikey Stormrage going one on one against the fearsome Abel Hunnicutt, a blockbuster triple threat between Eve Taylor, Tyrone Blades and Elite Openweight Champion Noah Ryder, and the main event which will feature two Hall of Famers, Matt Tastic vs Eurasian Champion Titus Avison. Not only does the screen show those matches but it transitions to show a graphic with three men and the words ‘The Show’ highlighted like the Hollywood sign.
Copeland: Hello and welcome to the last pit stop on the way towards Kingdom Come VIII! I’m Sebastian Copeland, once again coming to you live here at the broadcasting booth and tonight as usual I’m joined by my partner, Jack Cohen.
Cohen: I’m counting down the days until Kingdom Come, Seabass! It’s getting closer and closer and I can barely stand it. These fans, well I don’t agree with them often, but they are right on the money with the level of excitement they are showing. Did you see that blockbuster card they showed on the big screen? So many main event level matches, pay-per-view worthy even and WZCW is giving them away for free! I cannot believe it but it goes to prove that WZCW is the best wrestling company in the entire world.
Copeland: You got that right, Jack. Just look at the main event of the evening, Matt Tastic vs Titus Avison. A legendary feud in the past, Tastic will be enshrined in the Hall of Fame before Kingdom Come this year so it’s literally two Hall of Famers competing against each other. You don’t see that often. What an honour it is going to be to call that match later on tonight.
Cohen: Ah, Titus Avison has got it in the bag. He’s become the greatest champion of all time and tonight, just as he will at Kingdom Come, he will reign supreme and continue to show the world that the EurAvison Championship is the greatest title in all the land! Tastic is too busy worrying about what Flex Mussel is going to do to him if they cross paths. I’m telling you, Tastic better watch his mouth because Flex will shut it for him with a hard uppercut with those biceps.
Copeland: We would be amiss if we did not touch on the huge return of “Showtime” Cougar. He will host ‘The Show’ live in the middle of the ring with Mikey Stormrage and Justin Cooper just days before they meet for the first time ever at Kingdom Come. They’ve never wrestled a match against each other - singles, tag team or any other stipulation you can name. Not once have they crossed paths but that will all change at Kingdom Come. What do you think is going to happen tonight, especially after how heated this match has become after Vis Imperium got involved and Stormrage putting Cooper through a table on Ascension?
Cohen: Total chaos. We better have security out here because Justin Cooper isn’t going to just let Mikey Stormrage humiliate him and get away with it. Stormrage caught Cooper off guard on Ascension and I bet you that tonight we might see Cooper’s friends, Vis Imperium show up and get even. Stormrage better watch his back.
Copeland: So you still think Cooper is involved with Vis Imperium and isn’t the changed man like he says he is? Come on, Jack. Cooper knew nothing about the Vis Imperium attack. He’s innocent!
Cohen: Lies, Cooper knew all along. Just wait and see, Seabass. At Kingdom Come, when the moment arrives, Cooper will have to make a choice... I have no doubt that he will have a chance to cheat and when that time comes, cheat and take what you’ve been fighting six years to achieve or uphold your morals and possibly lose, well I know what I’d do.
They continue to rundown the card, covering several of the other matches when the camera turns to the centre of the ring where the ring announcer is standing by. The crowd comes to a hush as he holds the microphone up to his lips.
Harrys: Ladies and gentlemen, the following contest is set for one fall and is a tag team contest!
Harrys: Introducing first from New York, New York, weighing in at a combined 270 pounds, Gabi and Callie Clark... the Clark Sisters!
As the music kicks up Callie struts out onto the stage and strikes a pose, her sister follows soon after and they stand opposite each other. As they walk down the ramp fans are taking photos of them but both Callie and Gabi at random times move their hand back and forth to create a blur on some of the photos, laughing as they enter the ring.
Copeland: We’ve got a few new names that have joined the company since we last joined you at home and this is one of the fresh new teams we have in the tag team division. Two sisters from New York who love to cosplay. Well, I’m sure you know all about the cosplay scene, Jack.
Cohen: They’re so going to be crushed. Constantine may just break them with a stare. These women... no, these girls are not fit to be in this company. Look at them dressed up like fools. This is professional wrestling, not some dress up competition and tonight they’re about to come face to face with one of the greatest wrestlers of all time - John Constantine. How dare they do this! This is an outrage. Constantine is an elite athlete and they put him into the ring with girls.
Copeland: You never know, they could surprise you and score the upset win over the reigning champions. Keaton and Constantine have not worked together before while the Clarks have known each other since birth. You may very well be in for a rude awakening during this match. Who knows, a strong performance in this win, win or lose and the Clarks could be challenging for the titles after Kingdom Come.
Cohen: It’s that same kind of fairy-tale thinking that had people believe Eve Taylor was going to win Lethal Lottery. Look how well that turned out, idiots!
Harrys: Making their way to the ring, weighing in at 490 pounds, they are the reigning WZCW Tag Team Champions, Constantine and Mark Keaton... VIS IMPERIUM!
As Verdi begins, lights begin flickering through the infinite darkness of the blackened arena. As the music picks up once more, Constantine, wearing his championship around his waist, appears through the curtain. He stretches his arms out to his sides as the music continues; the drums crashing like thunder through the lightning. He is soon followed by Mark Keaton with his own title belt being played like a guitar, his tongue out and golden hair twirling as he spins his head. Constantine and Keaton stand together, the latter trying his best not to laugh at the two women in the middle of the ring.
Cohen: That is what a team looks like! Champions and perhaps the best pair we have ever seen in this company. Mark Keaton last week shocked the world when he announced Constantine as his partner replacing Justin Cooper. A significant improvement if I do say so. Constantine promised to bring the titles back to Vis Imperium and he has done just that and removed the weak link in Austin Reynolds. Abel Hunnicutt nearly broke Austin’s neck last week and I bet he’s so fearful that he will never cross Vis Imperium ever again.
Copeland: A strong looking team they are but let us remind you all that Constantine and Keaton have never teamed together. This is the first time ever for them after battling it out during the second half of 2016 in tag matches between Vis Imperium, Constantine and Abel Hunnicutt, against Cooper and Keaton. These two have destroyed each other in tag competition but now they are standing together as a unit. It’s a sight to behold.
Cohen: And they’ll continue to remain a solid unit. They’ll win tonight and at Kingdom Come they’ll make quick work of that wannabe mobster and the snake freak. They cannot match the power of Vis Imperium. Not now that they are stronger than ever!
Inside the ring the referee separates the two teams. Keaton will be starting for Vis Imperium and Callie will be starting for the Clarks. In the ring Keaton takes off his leather jacket, showing off his abs and points towards Callie Clark, telling her to come and feel them. Callie scrunches up her face, Constantine tells Keaton to stop playing around but Keaton shakes his head and laughs, “We’ve got this, John. Just chill, baby! You got Mark Keaton by your side now.” With that said, the referee signals for the bell.
Keaton struts around up and down the ring, a large smirk across his face, and runs his hand through his golden hair. Gabi Clark shakes her head in disgust and stomps her feet, lifting her hand in the air for a test of strength. A wild laugh from Keaton echoes throughout the arena as he points towards Gabi and almost falls over. Keaton takes a few steps forward and starts posing in front of Gabi. Much to his dismay, Gabi counters with a pose of her own and shows that her muscles are just as defined as Keaton’s! The Remarkable One shrieks in horror of being shown up by a woman and punches her in the mouth. Gabi is caught off guard, Keaton grabs her by the hair and slings the larger of the two women into the ropes. On the rebound Keaton leaps into the air and connects with a dropkick right to the face of Gabi Clark. With a skip in his step Keaton leaps to his feet and begins stomping Gabi Clark all over her body. He grabs the top rope for extra leverage, driving his knee into the back and stomach of the opponent. On the other side of the ring Constantine is shouting orders and Keaton turns, offers a nod before picking Gabi up and chopping her in the chest. A few moments later Gabi Clark is sent into the corner with Constantine, who grabs hold of her and Keaton rushes hitting a hard clothesline. A tag is made and Constantine enters the ring, a few punches connect before he executes a drop toe hold and slides forward to apply a side headlock. Callie Clark on the apron is extending her hand for the tag but the champions will not let up. Constantine tightens his hold and shouts out to Keaton who flings himself over the top rope and connects with a leg drop across the back!
Copeland: He’s not legal! Keaton cannot just jump into the ring whenever he wants.
Cohen: Constantine is one of the smartest minds we have ever had in WZCW. He knows how to breakdown a match and he’s shouting orders to the youngster. These girls don’t stand a chance against the mind of Constantine.
The referee orders Keaton out of the ring, who leaves but not before kicking Gabi Clark one last time. The two legal participants are now standing as Constantine switches from the headlock to a hammerlock behind Gabi. He pushes her towards to the ropes and then picks her up with a Sidewalk Slam. Constantine motions for the referee to come over and he makes a cover. 1... 2... Kick Out! Gabi Clark gets the shoulder up and Constantine is quick to stand up and deliver some stomps for her efforts. He walks over to Keaton and they begin talking as Gabi Clark pulls herself off the canvas using the ropes. Without a tag being made Keaton rushes into the ring, charges towards Gabi Clark but gets flipped over the top rope and to the floor below! Wide eyed, a fury in his eyes, Constantine looks to make up for that mistake but gets caught with a right hand. Gabi Clark then hits a clothesline, another connects when Constantine pops back up and she starts firing off palm thrusts to the face and throat of The Power Trip.
Copeland: Sixty four palms strike!
Copeland: Um... I mean, strong offense by Gabi Clark. She’s coming back now.
Constantine is getting rocked now as Gabi whips him into the corner and before he has a chance to gather himself, Gabi comes flying at him with the stringer splash. He stumbles forward right into her arms again and Gabi lifts him up connecting with a snap powerslam! Gabi Clark goes for the cover. 1... 2... Kick Out. With that kick out Gabi goes over to her corner and tags in Callie Clark. The high flyer aims on the ring apron and springboards into the ring Springboard Knee Smash. Constantine is down again, he looks over to his corner and sees Keaton finally getting up onto the apron, his hair a wild golden mess. Constantine begins crawling over to the corner but Callie Clark cuts him off, lifts him back to a vertical base and tries to whip Constantine into the ropes.
The bigger of the two, Constantine counters with an Irish-Whip of his own... however on the rebound Callie ducks the clothesline and is able to nail the Sling Blade! She goes for a cover. 1... 2... Keaton breaks it up! The referee isn’t happy and warns Keaton to stop jumping into the ring but the Remarkable One shakes it off, spitting on the canvas and slides back to the outside. Callie Clark is the first to her feet and kicks Constantine in the stomach, she goes for a running bulldog but Constantine lifts her up off the canvas and turns it into a back suplex. A loud thud is heard over the arena, Constantine gets to his knees and sees the young girl crawling for a tag so he grabs her leg and with an almighty thrust drags her to the opposite corner. Keaton is tagged in and he begins stalking Callie Clark who uses the ropes to get to a vertical base. She edges towards the middle of the ring as Keaton waits, begins to dance arrogantly and starts to jab, moving in and out as Callie tries to counter.
Copeland: Keaton showing a complete lack of respect for these women.
Cohen: He’s showing them the respect they deserve.
The jabs only last so long as Keaton lifts Callie up and connects with a backbreaker. He doesn’t cover but instead turns to Gabi on the ring apron and dares her to come get some. She yells for him to let Callie make the tag, she is crawling to the corner and is right near Keaton’s boot. The champion laughs and places his boot on Callie’s head, pushing down on her skull, and yelling for her to make the tag. In the end Keaton steps back, lifts Callie up and throws her into the corner with Gabi! Constantine is regaining himself on the apron and is furious! Keaton tells him to calm down but he’s just given up a significant advantage by allowing the isolated Callie Clark to tag in Gabi. In comes the bigger of the two women and she immediately knocks Keaton down with a forearm. Keaton tries to throw his dancing jabs but Gabi wraps his arm up and smashes her head into his with thunderous headbutts! The lights are on but nobody seems to be home as Keaton stumbles around the ring and lands hard after Gabi hits a flapjack. She goes for the cover. 1... 2... Kick Out!
On the ring apron Callie Clark looks to have recovered some and she makes the tag with Gabi. Keaton is still down and the crowd stands up as Callie Clark ascends the top rope and dives off - SPIRAL TAP! Constantine is livid on the apron and is begging for the tag as Callie Clark hooks the leg. 1... 2... Kick Out! Somehow Keaton gets the shoulder up but he’s still in trouble as another tag is made and Gabi Clark comes back into the ring. She begins climbing the top rope, although not as fast as her sister, clearing looking uncomfortable up in the high risk zone. Callie encourages her and Gabi leaps off with a splash but Keaton rolls out of the way. It took too long and Keaton now is making his way to Constantine. Callie Clark extends her hand and makes the blind tag on her sister and charges quickly towards Keaton... stopping him from making the tag.
Copeland: The Clarks are in control right now. Keaton made a huge mistake allowing Callie to tag out when they had her isolated.
Cohen: I cannot believe what I’m seeing. Get Constantine in this match before the unthinkable happens!
Keaton is back on his feet as Callie ducks his wild punches. After ducking one hard right, Callie turns and hits the Pele Kick! Keaton stumbles backwards and Callie rushes forward and hits the Tornado DDT! She goes for the cover. 1... 2... Constantine pulls Callie to the outside of the ring and throws her into the steel steps! Suddenly Gabi comes charging over to Constantine who ducks in and out of the ring while Keaton stands up and cuts Gabi off with the VHS Lariat! Constantine quickly moves around the ring, lifts Callie up and rolls her under the bottom rope. He ascends the apron and gets the tag with Keaton. Constantine enters, surveys the scene with Callie down inside the ring and Gabi now holding her head outside the ring. He stomps on Callie’s hand before mounting her and punching her hard in the face - Recompense. It seems the tables have turned after Constantine got involved with the illegal pin break and now, as Gabi Clark is on the apron with her hand extended, Constantine stalks the younger sister. He moves into position for The Axis, lifts Callie up and the young girl counters with an arm drag sending Constantine to the outside of the ring. Callie looks to the apron, sees her sister and dives... she makes the tag! Gabi Clark comes into the ring and smashes Keaton who tries to illegally enter the ring, knocking him to the outside with an axe handle smash.
Constantine is pulling him back into the ring, Gabi grabs him by the head. Before she can get him into the ring Constantine drops down and Gabi’s neck gets caught on the top rope. She clutches at her throat, struggling to breathe, and stumbles to the corner for a tag... but Constantine has grabbed Callie Clark by the leg and pulled her to the floor. Constantine throws the younger sister over the announce desk and then enters the ring, catches Gabi Clark as she is still coughing and nails Collateral Damage! Constantine places a forearm in the face of Gabi as the referee counts. 1... 2... 3!
Harrys: Here are your winners, the WZCW Tag Team Champions... VIS IMPERIUM!
Cohen: I told you! Never doubt the power of Vis Imperium. What a way to open the show with the greatest tag team of all time standing tall against a couple of girls. They’ve found out like all the rest will that Constantine and Mark Keaton are unstoppable. I have no doubt that at Kingdom Come they’ll stand tall and vanquish yet another foolish team who wishes to try and take the titles from them.
Copeland: A strong start to the night for Vis Imperium and we will see their challengers in action later tonight. It’ll be interesting to see how they fare against the former championship team of Runn Reynolds Runn. I have to give the Clarks some credit however as they gave Vis Imperium a run for their money. They almost had it and Keaton’s arrogance nearly cost his team.
Cohen: A slight mistake but Constantine will sort it all out. He’ll fix the errors that occurred tonight and they’ll be a well-oiled machine at Kingdom Come. And Still, Seabass!
Inside the ring Constantine gets to his feet and orders the referee to raise his hand. The crowd boos as Keaton slides into the ring, holding both belts and hands one to Constantine. They stand in the middle of the ring with the referee holding their hands high in the air and the title belts shining brightly under the thousands of lights above. The Clarks are huddled on the outside of the ring, Gabi checking on her sister. Keaton smirks as the replays are shown on the big screen and slowly Vis Imperium make they make their way up the ramp.
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In the parking lot of the arena Garth Black is walking with a bag slung over his shoulder. He has a drink bottle in his hand and takes a few sips as he approaches the door. Once inside he begins walking down the corridor until he runs into Cat Connor. Black stops, looks over Connor, sees the microphone in her hand and lets out a loud sigh.
Black: Let’s get this over with. What do you want to know?
Connor: Well, uh, I wanted to get your thoughts on 2016 coming to an end and what your goals are for this New Year?
With a look of annoyance on his face Black adjusts his bag and scratches the top of his head.
Black: I think my thoughts on 2016 have been made rather clear. I took this business by the throat and became the very best in the world. I climbed to the top of the damn mountain whilst everyone was trying to hold me down but I kicked them off and soared to heights never seen before. I broke barriers that nobody else in the history of this industry has ever done but am I reward for that?
He pauses and Connor goes to ask her next question.
Black: I wasn’t finished! No, I’m not rewarded. I became WZCW World Heavyweight Champion, I defeated Matt Tastic, who only won the Gold Rush tournament because I was screwed out of it, and I beat Mikey Stormrage. I beat ‘em both and yet they continued to be front and centre of the weekly shows. They were on the talk shows, they had the DVDs made for them and they got articles written about them on the website. Where was all that for me? I was the champion of this company and was barely promoted!
Connor: You have a chance to get back into position to win the title when you face Tyrone Blades in a number one contenders match at Kingdom Come. What are your thoughts on that match?
A small malicious laugh erupts from Back.
Black: What a great opportunity. An opportunity I shouldn’t have to compete for. I won the title, I defended it and then I gave Mikey Stormrage a rematch. He never defended the belt but yet this company deemed it fit for him to walk right back into the title picture after losing it so quickly. Where is my rematch? It’s bullshit! I should be in the main event fighting for MY title but instead they want me to have to wrestle a match to become the number one contender. I am the number one contender, damn it! Hell, I’m the number one, two, three, four, five, six... thirty seven... sixty two... eighty eight... I am the only damn contender that matters!
Connor: Finally, you’ve got a handicap match against two rookies. How are you going to handle being down two to one?
An unpleasant look comes over Black’s face as he rubs his eyes. He takes a long sip of his water before throwing the bottle to the ground.
Black: I’ve won handicap matches before against tougher competition. Tonight I’ll use these two chumps as a warning to not just Tyrone Blades but to every single person who dares deny me what I have earnt! I am the rightful number one contender. I earned that and at Kingdom Come I’ll prove once again that Garth Black is the best wrestler on the planet. I want my title back. The WZCW World Heavyweight Championship belongs to me and I don’t care who I have to go through to get it back. That includes Tyrone Blades and the Hollow Ones. Nobody is going to stop me from getting my championship back. Now, get out of my way.
Black shoves past Cat Connor and disappears behind a corner. Connor turns and picks up the water bottle that was thrown on the ground and we transition back to ringside.
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Copeland: Well, there you have it, folks. Garth Black is in the mood for Kingdom Come and, perhaps even more strikingly, setting some records straight.
Cohen: Let's face it, Seabass, Garth Black has been utterly and royally screwed by WZCW Management over the last few weeks and months. He is probably the only Champion in this company's history not to get an automatic rematch at the Heavyweight Championship. No wonder his arguments get so much traction with the fans!
Copeland: Or maybe Management are just sick to death of him bashing them on the platform that they built for him? Maybe it's his comeuppance?
Cohen: Psh! Ridiculous either way!
Harrys: Ladies and gentlemen, the following match is scheduled for one fall!
Blackjack Theron makes his way out onto the stage, covered in the lights that bathe the arena as his entrance music plays to his adoring fans. With a flick of his prop sword, a few shots of fire rise up from behind him on the stage. Blackjack Theron gives a smile to the fans before nodding his head in approval and moving down the ramp.
Harrys: Introducing first, weighing in at 190 pounds. From Stephenville, Texas... The Natural 21, Blackjack Theron!!
Copeland: It is no secret that Blackjack wants the EurAsian Champion at Kingdom Come this year, folks. He hasn't minced his words when it comes to Titus in any way. But Logan McAllister stands in front of the Natural 21 first and foremost. And given the opportunity, Logan would love to put the brakes to that train of thought.
Cohen: Titus has already beaten Blackjack Theron at the Lethal Lottery, Seabass. No wonder he doesn't want to face him again. Titus is amongst the very best Champions we have in this company and he wants to create new legacies, not rehash the past.
As Theron reaches the bottom of the ramp, he tosses his dice onto the edge of the ring and studying how it falls. With a smile as the dice settles, Theron runs up the steps and gets into the ring. He takes off his entrance gear before tossing a card into the audience. He strikes a pose for the fans as the lights go off one more time.
After a few moments of the entrance music playing, Logan McAllister finally makes his way through the curtain and out into the arena. Putting his hand to his brow to look at the masses of humanity who chant his name, Logan allows a smile to cross his face before setting off down the ramp and towards his opponent.
Harrys: And his opponent, weighing in at 275 pounds. From Boston, Massachusetts... The Son of Boston, Logan McAllister!!
Copeland: Well, it seems as though the stars have aligned for Logan McAllister at Kingdom Come, Jack. After briefly winning the Elite Openweight Championship at Lethal Lottery, Logan got a taste for gold and now he looks to reclaim it.
Cohen: Easier said than done, Seabass. Logan has garnered quite the reputation as the underdog searching for a taste of gold. He finally had it in his grasp and he blew it, quite frankly. A stroke of genius from Noah Ryder robbed him of the Championship and now he has to try and do the impossible all over again.
Logan continues down the ramp, slapping some hands as he passes by the fans on the aisle. As he reaches the bottom of the ramp, he begins bouncing up and down on the spot in preparation for his match. He eyes Theron in the ring and allows a determined look to appear on his features. After a moment, he rolls under the bottom rope and gets straight to his feet, looking straight at Blackjack Theron and sizing him up. The referee signals for the bell after his final checks and the match is underway!
Copeland: Like we have pointed out, folks, these two men have great aspirations for Kingdom Come. And if my time in WZCW has taught me anything, it is that you cannot underestimate just how important it is to have some positive momentum on your side heading into a huge match. Neither man can really afford to lose this match.
Cohen: Someone has to, Seabass! Here we go!
The two men begin circling the ring until a massive cheer goes around the arena one more time. Both men spin their head towards the top of the ramp to where Noah Ryder stands with a forgetful look on his face. With the Elite Openweight Championship around his waist, Noah cuts a fine figure. The fans give a laugh as Noah begins walking down the ramp, an action that seems to bring a scowl to the face of Logan McAllister. Noah gives Logan a nod of the head as he notices him before moving around the ring towards the commentary table. He pulls out a chair and sits himself down beside the commentary team, who each seems stunned into silence.
Copeland: Uh, I guess Noah Ryder will be joining us on commentary for this match, ladies and gentlemen...
Ryder: What's up, guys? This ought to be a fine match, huh?
Cohen: You've got to be kidding me, right? What the hell are you doing out here, Ryder?
Ryder: Um... I can't actually remember. But I'm sure it'll come to me.
In the ring, Logan has moved over to the side of the ring that is closest to the commentary position. But Blackjack Theron is in no mood to let Logan take his time with this this match. With thoughts of putting this match away quickly, Theron goes for the quick roll up. The referee reaches a quick count of 2 before Logan manages to power out. Logan immediately gets to his knees and offers a look of concern and curiosity at Theron as Theron backs off somewhat. Logan shakes his head in disbelief and then stares out towards Noah Ryder in the commentary position. Logan gets back to his feet, still shaking his head at the events that just transpired. But soon enough, both men are back in the middle of the ring and the match is about to properly start. The referee issues a command for the action to begin and both men come together with a tie up in the middle of the ring. The fans at ringside settle into their seats as Logan manages to make good use of his weight advantage, pushing Theron back into the corner of the ring. The referee comes between them and asks for a clean break, to which Logan obliges. The two men back out of the corner into the middle of the ring again as the referee looks to restart the match. But the expected tie up doesn't exactly go the way of Logan this time as Theron manages to use Logan's rushing momentum against him, landing a quick hip toss that sends Logan flying across the ring. Logan gets to his feet and rushes Theron again. But the rage in him is making him easy prey for Blackjack, who lands another hip toss to his opponent and then stares him out as their eyes meet again.
Copeland: I don't think you can underestimate just how much of an effect you are having on your Kingdom Come opponent here tonight, Noah.
Ryder: Wait a minute! We have a match? I met that kid in the back a couple of weeks ago... I think...
Cohen: You beat him for the Championship that is sitting on the table right in front of you, you absolute buffoon!
Ryder: I did!?
Logan slaps the mat in frustration as he gets back to his vertical base. Theron stands in a ready pose, waiting for Logan to make his next move. The two men begin circling the ring again until they go for one final tie-up in the middle of the ring. But Logan is not in any mood to be bullied in this match and lands a quick knee to the gut of his opponent, bending him over double and then clubbing at his back in utter frustration. Theron hits the canvas for the first time as the impact of Logan's shot makes contact with him. Theron spring back up to his knees but the Son of Boston is right on top of him again. A flurry of heavy-handed punches catch Theron on the jaw and torso, backing him up to the ropes. The former Elite Openweight Champion uses this opportunity to whip Theron across the ring, nailing him with a beautiful spinebuster as the number one contender for the EurAsian Championship returns to him. Logan immediately goes for the pin but Theron is far too fresh for that and manages to squirm out of the pin at a count of 1. During the pin, however, the eyes of Logan McAllister are fixed on the Elite Openweight Champion at ringside. Logan begins mouthing verbal attacks at Noah as he pulls Theron back to his feet. He, once again, backs Theron up to the ropes and whips him across the ring one more time. This time, it looks as though Logan is looking to nail Theron with a clothesline full of impact. But Theron just manages to duck out of the way of the move and hits the ropes once again. Upon his return, Theron launches himself towards Logan, nailing him with a stunning diving clothesline. Logan hits the canvas again but manages to have the ring sense to roll under the bottom rope and out of the ring as Theron's momentum is put a halt to.
Copeland: Hmm! A lot can be said about Logan McAllister tonight, folks. I don't want to make any assumptions but he looks completely distracted by Noah Ryder. And you simply cannot take your eyes off of Theron for a second, he's a former World Champion, for God's sake!
Ryder: Which one is Logan McAllister, chief?
Cohen: You've got to be kidding me...
Ryder: No, seriously. Both of these guys look great in the ring. I wouldn't like to be the opponent of any of these guys at Kingdom Come, that's for sure.
Logan slaps the apron in frustration again as he moves towards the steps at ringside. Climbing them and getting onto the apron of the ring, he motions for Noah to watch what he is about to do in the ring. But Theron sees an opportunity to make Logan pay for his constant distractions and follows up. He hits Logan with a beautiful dropkick that sends Logan flying off of the apron and smashing into the security barrier at ringside. The fans around him stumble backwards as the barrier struggles to deal with the sudden impact from the 375 pounder. The referee remonstrates with Theron to keep the match inside of the ring but Theron knows that this is his opportunity to put the match away. As Logan struggles to get back to his feet as he clutches his back, Theron begins climbing the turn-buckle inside of the ring. The crowd get to their feet as Theron raises the stakes. Theron gets to the top rope as Logan reclaims his vertical base and offers his opponent a taunt before,fearlessly, launching himself off of the turn-buckle. The smashing sound of skin meeting skin reverberates around the arena as Theron crashes into Logan with a diving move that sends both of them to the floor. The crowd are on their feet as both men lie motionless on the floor and the referee checks on them.
HO-LY SHIT! HO-LY SHIT! HO-LY SHIT!
Ryder: WOW! What a move from that guy!
Copeland: That guy is Blackjack Theron, Noah. And I have to agree with you, suffice it to say. Theron put his body on the line in search for the answer in the puzzle of putting this match away. He just might have found it right there, folks.
Cohen: Devastating, Seabass. Utterly devastating impact. But Theron needs to remember that he will have a match against Titus in a couple of weeks time and he needs to actually be healthy to have the match. Risk versus reward, you know?
The referee gets back into the ring after making sure that both men are conscious and begins his count, the chants from the crowd still ringing in his ears. After a few seconds, both men begin to stir on the floor. But it looks as though Theron is going to make it to his feet first. Theron uses the apron of the ring to help him back to his feet and manages to roll into the ring at a count of 5 and then rolls back out. Theron takes a deep breath as he looks down at Logan on the floor in front of him. Theron knows that he needs to follow up on the momentum he has created as he grabs Logan by the head. But Logan acts instinctively, pulling Theron towards the security barrier and causing his head to collide with the unforgiving perimeter. The crowd take a sharp intake of breath as Logan crawls towards the ring. This time, it is the turn of Logan McAllister to begin using the apron to pull himself back to a vertical base. And he soon follows suit by rolling into the ring and breaking the count. Upon rolling back outside the ring, he grabs Theron by head, now sensing that he has the momentum and not looking to surrender it any time soon. The referee continues his count Logan pulls Theron to his feet and moves him around the ring, driving his forehead into the security barrier with impact and the following up with a short-arm clothesline. With the referee at a count of 7 now, Logan, once again, rolls into the ring and breaks the count before rolling out again.
Cohen: It looks to me as if Logan McAllister is making an example out of Blackjack Theron solely for the purpose of giving you a lesson in what to expect at Kingdom Come, Noah.
Ryder: Yeah, he's really putting the screws to that guy now. He's got a lot of heart and aggression, I'll give him that much. Just when you think that he's down and out, he comes right back at you. He's a determined son of a gun.
Copeland: I haven't seen Logan like this in a long time folks. Since losing the Elite Openweight Championship on the same night he lost it, he has been like a man possessed in trying to get it back.
Logan makes his way back over to where Theron is getting back to his feet. Logan waits for Theron to turn to him before landing a swift punch to the lower jaw of his opponent. Theron recoils as though it were a locomotive that hit him, causing him to fall onto the commentary table. Logan eyes up Ryder, sitting only feet away from him, as he continues the onslaught on his opponent. Grabbing him by the hair and lifting him up into the air before dropping him onto the table. Logan lets a smile appear on his face as Noah Ryder falls deathly silent on commentary. Ryder gets to his feet as Logan begins mouthing warnings to him. Meanwhile, Theron has managed to get himself together and manages to land a double axe handle from behind, causing Logan to collide with his Kingdom Come opponent and topple into the chair and onto the ground. The referee continues to count and has reached a count of 6 as Theron notices and stumbles towards the ring. Both Logan and Noah spring back to their feet, their hands balled into fists and waiting on the other to make the first move.
7... 8... 9...
As the referee reaches a count of 9, Logan snaps out of his trance and makes a rush for the ring, making it into the ring with absolutely no time to spare. He rolls over and uses his momentum to get to his feet. But he walks right into THE CRITICAL HIT!! The fans are on their feet as Theron lands his finishing move out of nowhere! He falls on top of the Son of Boston as the referee counts the fall. 1... 2... 3!
Copeland: Blackjack Theron does it! He has picked up a win over a dangerous looking opponent here tonight. But it goes without saying that Noah Ryder's presence here at ringside played a very significant part in the outcome of that match. Regardless, Blackjack Theron moves onto Kingdom Come with a win in his pocket and tensions continue to rise between Logan McAllister and Noah Ryder.
Cohen: And it looks as though Noah Ryder wants no part of what he knows will, invariably, be coming his way tonight. He knows, as much as he would like to forget, that he cost Logan the match right there. And, if anything, this is going to fuel the fire even more...
Noah makes his way up the ramp, only turning to look at Logan as Logan rolls onto his side with a snarl on his face.
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A large locker room is filled with several superstars and focuses on six competitors all around the same area. They are bickering back and forth with each other and the conversation is getting heated.
LeBelle: You are clearly mistaken as it is I, Xander LeBelle, who shall win the Battle Royal at Kingdom Come. All of you cannot possibly hope to defeat a man as brilliant as I. You are nothing but petty imitations of a professional wrestler whilst I am the greatest mind to have ever lived! I have figured out each of your strategies before you have even thought of them yourself. That, ladies and gentlemen, is why you shall all bow to the greatest mind this world has ever seen at Kingdom Come and I will go on and challenge for either the Elite Openweight or Eurasian Championship.
From across the way is Batti Otaku and she is drawing a picture.
Otaku: Look! Look at this!
Everyone turns and looks at the drawing, a mess of colours which shows Batti standing in the ring and all her competitors on the outside with ‘WINNER’ written in big letters.
Otaku: I’m so excited for Kingdom Come. My first time ever competing, so many people, and they’ll see me win! Oh, how they’ll cheer. I hope they like me. Then I’ll challenge for a title, I love how the Eurasian Championship sparkles. It’s so beautiful. I better add it to the drawing.
Batti looks down and begins drawing on the Eurasian Championship.
Vee: That’s a nice picture but Batti I’m sorry to tell you it’s just a drawing. It’s not a prediction or a glimpse into the future because if it was I’d be standing tall having won the battle royal. A year ago I competed inside the King for a Day chamber so I’m prepared for this and I will not let this opportunity slip through my fingers.
In the corner, brooding with his head down and the shadows all around him, Phoenix chuckles.
Phoenix: Didn’t you just lose a tag team title opportunity. You’ve got some slippery fingers it seems, kid.
Vee: Excuse me? What have you done lately?
Phoenix: Look, I don’t care about what any of you have to say. The five of you haven’t done half of what I’ve done. It’s a disgrace I’ve been put into this match with the likes of you all. I’m a legend in this business and at Kingdom Come, when Tyrone claims the number one contendership, I’ll win this battle royal, by the next pay-per-view we will both claim gold that this company holds so dear.
Kagura stands up and she brushes past the other competitors and heads for the door.
Joheki: You’re all nothing but stepping stones on my way back to championship gold. I’ll throw each of you over the top rope myself if I want. That includes you, Batti. Don’t think just because we’re both, well one of us is a woman and the other is... whatever the hell you are. Same goes for you. What did you say your name was?
Another female is sitting wearing wrestling gear. She does not respond to Kagura.
LeBelle: I would ask that all you women please refrain from engaging with me during the match. I wish not to put my hands on a female and shall not resort to such savagery on the grandest stage of them all. No, I think not!
As the door opens, Kagura looks back and smirks at LeBelle.
Joheki: Afraid of getting beaten by a girl?
LeBelle: Of course not. Nevertheless, stay on your side of the ring and I’ll stay on mine. I have a standard to maintain!
They continue to argue as the camera fades out and the sound of six voices all talking over the top of each other grows louder and louder.
Ladies and gentlemen, the following contest is scheduled for one fall!
Introducing first, weighing in at 210lbs, from Sydney, Australia, he is the number one contender for the WZCW World Heavyweight Championship, Justin Cooper!
The crowd cheers as Cooper makes his way onto the stage and takes a moment to soak in the applause. He bounces around a bit, hyping himself up, before he heads to the ring, slapping some hands along the way. He rolls inside and climbs the nearest turnbuckle before he yells while pointing to the sky. He jumps down before he takes a seat and awaits Flex.
Copeland: The Lethal Lottery winner is looking as primed as ever here tonight. He looks to be handling any nerves he may have over the big showdown in New Orleans.
Cohen: He best not look past Flex tonight though. He is a capable foe, and you better believe he will find any cracks in Cooper's game.
And his opponent, from Paris, France, weighing in at 220lbs, Flex Mussel!
The crowd is mostly boos for Flex, who comes out and begins to recklessly fire a t-shirt cannon into the crowd. The audience allows most of the shirts to simply fall to the ground as no one is in the mood for a free Flex shirt after it was revealed what he did to his former partner. He climbs into the ring and strips off his track suit and stares down Cooper from across the ring.
Copeland: I still am in complete denial over the actions of Flex Mussel toward Ramparte. Why would he turn on such a close friend?
Cohen: What have friends ever done for anyone? I for one applaud him dumping the dead weight and looking out for himself. I look forward to the new and improved Flex Mussel.
Referee Keith Morse checks both men for foreign objects before he calls for the bell.
*DING! DING! DING!*
At the sound of the bell, the two men advance on each other and begin to circle. Cooper is wary, not wanting to give away his gameplan, so he sticks to the outside. Flex takes the time to pose and taunt Cooper, who does his best not to let the tactics get to him. Cooper eventually moves inside, ducking under a punch from Flex and manages to get behind the European. He lifts him and takes him down with an amateur style take down. He quickly spins to a north south position and tries to lock in a choke hold of some sorts, but Flex is quick to get back to his feet while fighting the hold. Cooper tries to come back in a second time, but Flex catches his with a quick jab that halts his progress. Flex fires off a couple more quick short punches that cause Cooper to back into the ropes. From there Flex Irish whips Cooper across the ring. Cooper ducks an initial clothesline, but off the second rebound he runs into a big shoulder block from Flex. He tries to get to his feet, but Flex grabs him around the waist and switches position to get behind the number one contender. From there Flex connects with a belly to back suplex. He tries to get into a pinning position, but Cooper is too quick and rolls away to the ropes. Flex ignores the referees warnings to allow Cooper a break and grabs a handful of hair and drags him toward the center of the ring. He secures a side headlock and begins to rain down punches to the head of Cooper. Cooper musters the strength to push Flex away, but Flex is quick to stay on the attack with a quick dropkick to Cooper. He rolls over into a quick cover...One!...One is all he gets though as Cooper kicks out with ease. Back on their feet and Cooper does his best to stay on the outside and pick a spot to attack, but Flex offers up a hand for a test of strength.
Copeland: Looks like Flex wants to see who the stronger man is.
Cohen: Well clearly Flex is the stronger man. I think he has something else in mind here.
Cooper looks around the arena, the crowd telling him not to accept the hand. He goes against their wishes and grabs the hand of Flex, who immediately kicks Cooper in the midsection. He takes the doubled over Cooper and sets him up for a suplex. He lifts him in the air, and shows off his impressive strength by just holding him in the air. He starts to bring Cooper down, and at the last moment transitions the suplex into a sideslam. Full Body Fitness V2 by Flex! He hooks a leg...One!...Two!...Two and a half before Cooper kicks out. Flex doesn't look too surprised, almost as if he expected a fight from the Aussie. Flex stands and again uses Cooper hair to pull him to his feet. He connects with some short jabs to soften him up, before he Irish whips him into the corner. He sets up for the Body Breaking Diet, he runs but Cooper manages to get a boot up and stop Flex in his tracks. Flex stumbles back but charges again, and again Cooper gets a boot up to stop Flex. As Flex stumbles back, Cooper hops to the second turnbuckle and leaps and connects with a flying shoulder block as the crowd starts to cheer him on. Cooper stalks Flex, who gets to his feetm only to turn around into a European Uppercut. Then a second, then a third. He backs Flex all the way to the ropes where he then Irish whips him across the ring and connects with a flapjack which he rolls into a single leg crab. Cooper leans back on the hold, and Flex appears to be in some trouble as he cralws toward the ropes.
Cohen: Cooper, right in his element right now. He has Flex right where he wants him.
Copeland: Flex is desperately reaching for the ropes, and.... yes, he gets it by a fingertip.
The referee comes over to Cooper to inform him to break the hold. One, Two, Three, Four, and Cooper releases just before the five count, showing great veteran awareness to get all he could out of the hold. Cooper grabs Flex and pulls him to his feet and scoops him up and slams him down. He then measures Flex and drops an elbow, then a second, then a third. He hooks a leg after the third elbow drop...One!...Two!...Two is all the Aussie gets before Flex kicks out. Cooper calls for the finish though, and gets ready to hit Final Verse, but Flex shoves him away and wisely rolls out of the ring, the crowd booing. Flex takes a moment to walk around and gather his bearings, but Cooper is feeling the fire and rolls out of the ring after him. He runs and charges at Flex. At the last second, Flex sidesteps Cooper and sends him knee first into the steel steps. Cooper screams out in pain, and Flex begins to smile wickedly. He rolls back into the ring to break the count, before he grabs Cooper and lift him in the air, dropping him knee first into the barricade. Cooper again screams out in agony as his knee is sent into the fan restraint.
Copeland: What a vicious unnecessary assault here by Flex.
Cohen: Flex hasn't done a single illegal thing this entire match. I feel bad for Cooper, he has had knee issues in the past, but Flex is fighting smart.
Flex drags the hobbled Cooper to ringside and rolls him in. He wraps Cooper's knee around the ring post and slams it into the post hard. The sound echoing throughout the arena as Cooper's screams of agony are drown out only by the gasps of the crowd. Referee Keith Morse quickly calls for the bell as soon as Flex rears the leg back for a second time.
Harrys: Ladies and gentlemen, I have been informed by the referee that Justin Cooper is unable to continue. Therefore your winner by referee stoppage, Flex Mussel!
The crowd is all boos as Flex taunts them. The referee checks on Cooper, which seems to anger Flex. He grabs a steel chair from under the ring and wraps Cooper's leg around the post again. He rears back and takes a Ruthian swing, only to be pulled away at the last second by Matt Tastic!
Copeland: Thank the stars that Matt Tastic decided to come out here and stop this before it got even uglier.
Tastic grabs the chair and chases Flex.
???: Now hold on just a second!
The crowd turns their attention to the stage, where Vance Bateman is standing, looking angry.
Bateman: Now, Flex, I'm not going to have you ruin my main event by taking out the number one contender. Since you and Mr. Tastic seem to have some issues the last couple of weeks, I'm making a match for Kingdom Come. It will be Flex Mussel versus Matt Tastic. You two can finally settle your differences.
Tastic, who has stopped chasing Flex, smiles and nods in agreement, while Flex looks on in anger at the announcement.
Copeland: So huge news. Flex Mussel scores an upset over Justin Cooper, only to try to end his career. Matt Tastic makes the save, and now we have Tastic vs Flex on Pay Per View.
Cohen: Completely unfair to Flex. I demand justice!
Backstage, we see Noah Ryder sitting on a production truck with the Elite Openweight Championship strung over his shoulder. He takes a bit of an apple and then takes a look around his surroundings with a smile on his face. Suddenly, a volley of shouting comes from down the corridor. Noah gets to his feet as he scours the scene for the cause of the noise.
???: Ovah there!
Suddenly, the irate figure of Logan McAllister comes charging around the corner. The look on his face suggests that he is no mood to share words with Noah Ryder. As he continues down the corridor, Noah tries to remonstrate with him as a friendly smile appears on his face.
Ryder: Hey, buddy! Nice to meet you!
Suddenly, Logan jumps at Ryder, taking him down and beginning an attack of his own. The two men jostle for position as they role around on the floor. Logan seems to get the better of the situation, however, as he manages to land a few stiff shots to the face of Ryder. Suddenly, some officials and referees make their way into the shot and begin trying to pry the two men apart. It takes a while but, eventually, they are able to get the two men separated. Logan is pulled away from Ryder as Ryder slowly gets back to his feet.
McAllister: Your time is up, Rydah! I'm taking that Championship back once and for all! No tricks this time!
Logan is dragged out of the picture and down the corridor as Noah picks up his Championship from the floor. As Ryder picks his head up, he allows a look curiosity to cover his features. He looks over to one of the members of security.
Ryder: What did I ever do to that guy? Sheesh!
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Harrys: The following contest is a two on one handicap match set for one fall!
Preston appears on the stage and throws his arms up, claiming to be the best. He walks slowly to the ring, being very careful not to touch any of the fans. He only glares at them with disgust and he walks with his nose up in the air.
Harrys: Introducing first, from Beverly Hills, California, Preston Scott Cunningham The Third!
Cunningham climbs onto the ring apron and shakes his head as the fans boo. He wipes his feet, enters the ring and takes a bow in the centre of the ring.
Copeland: A new superstar making his debut here tonight. Preston Scott Cunningham has grown up wealthy and is looking to try his luck in the world of professional wrestling. If I had to give this young man some advice it would be not to expect a lot of help due to his wealth. He has had everything handed to him but in professional wrestling you’ve got to earn your spot and what better time to do it than in your very first match?
Cohen: Hey, Seabass! It’s Preston Scott Cunningham, The Third! This guy lives the high life. He has the fast cars, the money and the women. He knows all about living the superstar lifestyle but the question is can he be an actual superstar or is he just pretending? I’m excited to see what this youngster brings to the table in this match tonight.
Copeland: A big opportunity going against a former World Champion. Plus, with so many watching the SuperShow tonight he will have the chance to show his skills to millions all around the world. A lot of pressure on the young man to step up and deliver something here tonight. Good luck to PSC3!
Cunningham stands inside the ring adjusting his wrestling boots with a smug look on his face. He pulls out a hundred dollar bill from his boot and wipes the sweat from his brow before throwing it to the outside. A camera man picks up the damp and scrunched note off the ground and puts it in his pocket discretely.
Harrys: And his partner, from Dublin, Ireland, weighing 225 pounds, Vox!
Lights go out, and a video shows of images of world atrocities in rapid succession for 8 seconds, then a spotlight shines on Vox. The natural lights come on as he begins walking. He walks out wearing his backstage attire and with a microphone in hand. Looks to the crowd to find anyone with an outstretched hand. He grabs their hand, holds them earnestly, asks for their name and says "Gregory, God bless you! Let us be the change." Eventually making way to the ring while droning on about the deforestation of the rainforests.
Cohen: Another new man on the scene here in WZCW. Just listen to him preach. A man of knowledge and someone to watch in the future. Vox has been in the back all day educating some of the fools we have on the roster who could surely use a lesson from such a knowledgeable man.
Copeland: Vox sure has a lot of opinions and he’s not afraid to share his opinion with the entire WZCW audience. However if he keeps talking down to the fans they will not embrace him. People don’t like being spoken to like children, Jack. Vox may turn some of them against him with this, I’m smarter than you attitude he seems to be projecting.
Cohen: Ah, most of ‘em could use some educating. Let them turn against Vox. This man doesn’t need them. He’s forgotten more than most of them will ever know.
"Thank you, beautiful people. God bless you!" Yells Vox, tossing his hands up in the air. He removes his jacket and sunglasses while his partner for the evening approaches to discuss strategy.
Harrys: And their opponent, from the Last Chance Saloon, weighing in at 15 stone... Garth Black.
Garth walks down to the ring purposefully, carrying a bottle of water. On the way down to the ring he looks into the camera and says “Another handicap match. What a way to kick off 2017... still being screwed over by this damn company.” On the way down to the ring, he takes his shirt off throws it into the audience. When he gets to the ring, he slowly climbs in, acknowledges the crowd, has a drink of the water before tossing the bottle out of the ring.
Cohen: Another handicap match for Garth Black only proves that he’s being hard done by this company. The guy is still waiting for his title rematch. I mean he gave Stormrage a shot but now he’s on the outside looking in as the fat man is main eventing Kingdom Come. It’s clearly not fair for Garth Black.
Copeland: Well we know that Black will face Tyrone Blades at Kingdom Come where the winner will become the number one contender for the World Championship. You would assume that the title shot would come at the next pay-per-view event. It’s major opportunity for Garth Black to defeat a Hall of Famer and get another chance to regain his lost championship.
Cohen: He shouldn’t have to earn it! He is the former World Champion and is owed a title rematch just like Mikey Stormrage received. This makes me sick to see such favouritism and how unfair this entire situation is. Give the man his damn rematch already!
Black sits on the turnbuckle and stares down his two opponents. The referee walks over to Black, he gets off the turnbuckle and shouts at the two young men on debut to decide which of them is starting. Cunningham tells Vox to exit the ring, Vox holds open the ropes for Cunningham to leave but neither of them wants to stand on the apron. They both want to start and Black on the opposite side of the ring is getting frustrated. They start arguing back and forth until Black rushes over and clotheslines both of them to the outside of the ring.
Black stomps around inside the ring and yells for one of them to get inside the ring. Vox rushes in first, leaving Preston to take a spot on the apron, and charges towards Black. The rookie gets kicked in the stomach which stops him dead in his tracks, Black grabs him and tosses Vox over with the judo throw. He lands on top of Vox and starts firing away punches to the head with the crowd trying to count them as they connect. The punches are deadly fast and Black hits around twenty in a matter of seconds before pulling Vox to his feet and slinging him into the ropes. On the rebound Black ducks down and sends the rookie high into the air with a back body drop. Black kicks Vox in the back and drives his knee into the rookie’s back. On the apron Preston extends his hand for a tag but Black cuts him off and smashes Cunningham in the face with a right hand, knocking him to the outside. As Black turns around Vox gets to his feet, ducks the right hand and grabs him around the waist. Vox grits his teeth and connects with a German suplex. He keeps his hands grasped and connects with a second. Black tries to scramble free but Vox is able to power through and nails a third with a bridge. 1... 2... Kick Out! The crowd is stunned, as is Black, when Vox rolls over and gets to his feet. He is bringing the fight to a former World Champion. Vox grabs Black by the head, hits a forearm shot and connects with a DDT. Again, Vox goes for the cover. 1... 2... Kick Out! Garth Black gets the shoulder off the mat.
Copeland: Vox showing some real skill in his first ever match. Can you believe he’s holding his own against a former World Champion?
Cohen: Preston standing on the apron just preparing to unleash his fury. I bet when he enters the ring he’s going to bring the fire!
Vox looks over to Preston and they exchange a few words. It appears they’re about to make a tag but Black grabs hold of Vox’s tights and yanks him away. Black explodes off the canvas and drives his knee into Preston’s stomach and once again knocks him down to the floor. Once he turns around, Vox is running towards the corner and hits a running dropkick. The shock waves knock Black into the corner and he falls onto his chest. The crowd cannot believe what this rookie is doing as Vox scrambles up the top rope, holds up his hands and leaps into the air with the double foot stomp - it connects! The referee scrambles into position and Vox hooks the leg. 1... 2... Kick Out! Somehow Black remains in this match and the impressive rookie pounds the canvas getting frustrated. He looks to the outside of the ring where Preston is pulling out another hundred dollar bill and wiping his face.
Vox shrugs it off and pulls Black up off his feet sending him into the ropes and goes for a back body drop. Black counters, kicking Vox in the face and following it up with an STO. Pushing himself off the canvas Black staggers up, looking infuriated at what has happened so far, and runs into the corner. He takes aim and rushes forward hitting an enziguri. He hooks the leg. 1... 2... Kick Out! The kick out doesn’t seem to bother Black who stands over Vox and slaps him in the face before wrapping his arms around him and lifting Vox off the canvas and connecting with a belly to belly starting with his opponent being flat on his back and doing it in one motion. The strength is amazing to see and Black once again runs off the ropes, smacking Preston in the face with a wide forearm and knocks him down again, and then charges back at Vox with a knee to the face.
Copeland: Did you hear the sound of the knee? That was a hard shot by Garth Black.
Cohen: The former World Champion is taking control and may look to end this match now.
Black stands in the middle of the ring and waits for Vox to get to his feet. He fires a punch and then another but as he goes for a third Vox returns fire with a left right hand combination. The punches get faster from Vox who ducks Black’s shot and hits a clothesline! Black is down but gets right back up only for Vox to sling him into the corner. He charges forward and hits a forearm through the air. Black stumbles forward and Vox lifts him up and nails the brainbuster! Vox goes for the cover, Preston marching up and down the ring apron counting along. 1... 2... Kick Out! Black will not go down and the rookie cannot believe it. He hit the brainbuster perfectly but Garth Black will not quit. The crowd watch on as Vox stomps the mat, demanding Black to come get some more and slowly but surely the former champion begins to stir. Preston extends his hand but Vox waves him off, grabs Black by the arm, kicks him in the gut and pulls him into position for the package piledriver. Before Vox can lift Black off the ground, the former champion pushes him towards the corner and Vox’s back hits the turnbuckle. Black steps back and quickly connects with the enziguri again. Black holds his head, he shakes it off and grabs Vox by the arm and slings him into the ropes and Preston makes the blind tag. Black doesn’t notice and lifts Vox up for the Black Out - it connects!
Copeland: Black Out! Black hit his finisher but Vox isn’t legal.
Cohen: He comes Preston!
Preston lets out a savage scream and charges at Black who ducks and lifts him up off the canvas onto his shoulders. Black watches as Vox rolls to the outside, shifts back into the middle of the ring with Preston on his shoulders and connects with the Black Out again. His knee knocks Preston out cold and Black hooks the leg for the cover. 1... 2... 3! Garth Black defeats two men in one night and has made a big statement going into his match against Tyrone Blades at Kingdom Come.
Harrys: Ladies and gentlemen, the winner of the match... GARTH BLACK!
Cohen: Two men couldn’t defeat Garth Black tonight. This proves that he should be getting a rematch for the World Championship. He is still one of the best we have in this company and he is being screwed by management. How many men does he have to beat in a single night to get a title shot?
Copeland: A big statement and a warning shot for Tyrone Blades possibly? What will happen when those two collide for a shot at the most coveted title in professional wrestling? Black has definitely set himself out from the pack tonight and is on the hunt to regain the title he lost at Lethal Lottery.
Black doesn’t waste time gloating in the ring. He exits and begins walking up the ramp and when he reaches the top of the stage he turns back and motions that he’s coming for the World Championship. Inside the ring Preston is still out cold as Vox is on his knees outside of the ring, sweat running down his face and thinking of what may have been.
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A muffled sound and sudden movement is met with darkness. Unable to see anything for a moment until the small handheld camera is twisted around and lifted up to his eyes. With sweat slowly dripping from his forehead, lining the bandana’s edges with wetness. Tyrone Blades sits somewhere backstage, it’s unrecognisable as the lights are flickering and unstable, where we can hear commotion going on around him.
Blades: Well, well, well, what a day it has been so far. Kingdom Come on the horizon, an event which I know very well, and here I am once again sitting watching men and women with far less talent than I get to be front and centre. You did this, Banks. You put these idiots into the eyes of the world and now you’ve got them believing they can stand against me. My legacy stands above all and yet you’ve got guys like Mikey Stormrage and Justin Cooper running around talking about being the best. They’re not the best. I am the best, I’m the best until the day I retire but before that day happens nobody else can touch me!
A loud bang is heard in the background as Tyrone adjusts the camera and pulls it closer to his face.
Blades: This little game we’re playing, Banks. It’s nearly at an end because this idea of keeping me off television didn’t work. Oh yeah, I heard that you were going to do everything to stop me getting anything more than my match. Look what happened, I win... again. It’s funny because last week when I destroyed your World Champion I realised just how much power comes with that title. I’ve seen this company hold Mikey Stormrage up as one of the greatest wrestlers to ever live and for what? I’ve beaten him at Kingdom Come before and last week I needed only one move. He doesn’t belong in the same sentence as Tyrone Blades but this company continues to push the lie that he could stand up against me.
Tyrone stands up and begins walking around with the flickering lights overhead.
Blades: Your precious World Champion fell and whether it’s him or Justin Cooper who walks out of Kingdom Come as champion it makes no difference. Both of them are your own creations. Heroes born to make those pathetic fans think that somebody cares about them. I don’t give a fuck about the fans. I don’t care if Mikey or Justin walks out as World Champion because in the end they’ll both fall before me! They’ll both plead for me to stop as I bash in their skull with my baseball bat. They’ll cry like bitches as I take back the WZCW World Heavyweight Championship and crush whatever stupid belief they had that they were on my level. I’m going to tear the main event apart just because I can. I see the power the World Championship has and once I claim it. Once I take back the World Championship...
Tyrone reaches what looks to be a door but it’s been kicked off the hinges. The light from outside reveals the inside of the WZCW production truck. Several production workers lay knocked out cold and a few are terrified, huddled in the corner. He runs his hand alongside it and picks up the baseball bat.
Blades: I’ll be untouchable.
He walks down the steps, when he reaches the last few he steps onto the back of a security guard who is knocked out cold.
Blades: Pity. They should’ve just let me inside without a fight. I only wanted to talk but you had to try and stop me, Banks. Now look what you’ve done. Look what has happened. At Kingdom Come you’re worst fear will be realised when I become the number one contender, the first step to becoming World Champion. Garth Black said earlier tonight he would go through anybody to get the title back... well his words seem rather hollow to me. He says he will go through anybody but...
Tyrone looks back to the security guard out cold on the steps. He flicks up his bat and smirks.
Blades: I proved I’d go through anyone. Garth, let this be a warning for you. You’ve done well to fight against the machine but now it is time for you to step aside. I have a greater need of the World Championship than your damaged pride. You lost it, right on the doorstep of greatness when you could’ve achieved something and now it’s time for me to step back into the fold. It’s time for me to do what you couldn’t. Do not make this any harder than it has to be because just like Mikey and Justin, you’re not on my level. With love, from the Hollow Ones!
Tyrone drops the camera and walks away. The sound of the bat scrapping against the concrete ground echoing as we fade to black.
Ricky Runn comes out first to a cheer with Austin Reynolds second to a mixed reaction. They make their way to the ring.
Copeland: Wow a Runn Reynolds Runn entrance. It's been how long? Do you have goosebumps?
Cohen: I can't say I do.
Copeland: Why's that?
Cohen: Cut the crap. The last time Ricky Runn was in WZCW, he left and tried to get everyone in the company to leave with him.
Cohen: Yes. That's why WZCW has put him in this match as his return. I heard he wanted a chance with Mikey Stormrage.
Copeland: That won't be happening for some time. That being said he is a former world champion.
Cohen: So is Disasterpiece but he's not going to walk in calling the shots is he? I guess he'll put top effort in with his training for this match.
Copeland: Are you implying that Ricky Runn would announce a return to the company and just phone it in without any preparation?
Cohen: Surely he's not that stupid! He'd end up flat as a pancake!
Harrys: The following match is scheduled for one fall and it is a tag team match. In the ring at a combined weight of 390 lbs, they are the former WZCW Tag Team Champions, Austin Reynolds and Ricky Runn, Runn Reynolds Runnnnnn!
The crowd cheer and Ricky Runn gets his swag on and soaks in the cheers. Then silence.
Before their opponents make their way to the ring Abel Hunnicutt appears on the titantron.
Hunnicutt: You made the wrong decision Austin Reynolds! At Kingdom Come we will face and you will face retribution. I know you can't wait until then, so come find me. Leave Ricky and come find me.
The Titantron cuts off and Reynolds looks at Ricky Run and realises there are much more important things than him. He heads off to the back as the music for the Salvific Knights hits. Reynolds has disappeared now.
Copeland: Ricky vs the Salvific Knights?
Cohen: This will be fun!
Harrys: And their opponents at a combined weight of 450 pounds, Anthony Mancini & Xaitlyn Serpiente... Salvific Knights!
Lights go out. The theme starts playing as lights come back. We see Xaitlyn standing on the entrance ramp. The crowd cheers her but the cheers convert into mild boos when Anthony appears on the ramp with Gino. Xaitlyn and Anthony both start walking towards the ring. Gino follows Anthony while making some rude Italian gestures until Anthony notices it and stops him from doing so. Anthony then proceeds to pose on the turnbuckle while Xaitlyn stands still on the adjacent turnbuckle with her sight set on her opponents.
Copeland: These two are making their way to the top of the card. They are the number one contenders and will be facing Vis Imperium at Kingdom Come. What better way to prove themselves than beating Runn Reynolds Runn?
Cohen: I think it's just Ricky Runn!
The Salvific Knights are in the ring, Ricky Runn realises he's by himself, as the bell rings. Xaitlyn stars. The former swagger goes for a hit to the face but she slivers out of the way. Immediately she delivers the Serpentine Stroke to Ricky Runn who collapses in a heap to the mat.
Copeland: Not what I was expecting at all.
Cohen: Get up man!
Rather than going for the cover Xaitlyn goes to the corner and tags in Mancini. Mancini looks at the limp body of Ricky Runn on the mat. Gino laughs on the outside as Mancini gives him a nod. Are we about to see it for the first time in WZCW history?
Mancini picks up Ricky Runn.
Copeland: The Riposa in Pace! For the first time he's done it!
Mancini covers Runn. 1...2...3
Cohen: Wow they are on form. The Riposa in Pace will surely turn some heads in the next few matches for sure!
Harrys: And here are your winners...Salvific Knights!
Copeland: Great win, next stop Kingdom Come!
Tony and Xaitlyn come together in the middle of the ring as Tony grabs the wrist of his tag team partner. After a moment, he nods his head in approval before raising both of their arms into the air. The fans are getting behind them as a good measure of cheering goes around the arena. The two superstars soak in the ovation from the fans as they turn on the spot.
Copeland: These two superstars have come from absolutely nowhere to put themselves in the running for the Tag Team Championships. I don't think anyone would have bet on that in a million years a couple of months ago.
Cohen: I'm not the biggest fan of Tony Mancini or Xaitlyn Serpiente, Seabass. But I will tell you this, they have improved tremendously in the short time that they have been teaming together. But they are going to have a tough time at Kingdom Come with Vis Imperium.
Copeland: Regardless of that, Jack, tonight they have shown that they belong in the conversation and they will be taking it one match at a time.
After a few moments, the Tag Team Champions make their way through the curtain to a rapturous wave of booing from the assembled fans in the arena. Tony Mancini shakes his head in annoyance as the smiling faces of Mark Keaton and John Constantine stand on the stage, microphone in hand. Constantine and Keaton don't only just enjoy the horrible reaction of the fans, they encourage it; smiling all the time.
Constantine: Look at what we have here, Mark... Our competition...
Keaton gives a hearty laugh as Constantine cannot even hold back his derisory laugh.
Constantine: Listen, Mr. Mancini and Ms. Serpiente, even I have to give it to you. A few months ago I would have thought that you would have been leaving the company, never to be talked about again. Your names would have been mentioned alongside the likes of Mr. Baller, Darren Bull and Ashleigh FalKon. You would have gone down in history as the mobster who didn't want to be a mobster and the creepy girl that brought a snake to the ring... And that was it!
Constantine and Keaton laugh again.
Keaton: I mean, it's laughable really!
In the ring, Mancini and Serpiente look raging with Constantine and Keaton but are doing their best to control their feelings as they reach for a microphone of their own.
Keaton: But, hey! You've managed to make the best of a bad situation. You went from obscurity to actually being in a ring with the most remarkable man in WZCW!
Constantine: But make no mistake. Kingdom Come is absolutely no joke for Vis Imperium. At Kingdom Come, you will face the toughest test that you have ever faced in your entire career. You will come up against the very best that WZCW has-
Mancini: Would you please shut the hell up!
A massive cheer goes around the arena as Tony Mancini cuts Vis Imperium off in their prime.
Constantine: How dare you cut us short?
Mancini: Cut you short? I'll tell you now, Constantine. The only thing that is gonna be cut short is your Tag Team Championship reign. The difference between Vis Imperium and the two people in the ring is that we actually earned what we have. Yeah, we came up in the business the hard way and people probably wont give us a chance against the two of you. But I'll tell you something, Johnny boy, we weren't gifted anything like you were!
Constantine looks furious as Tony continues, Mark Keaton trying to calm him down as much as humanly possible.
Mancini: You might be a legend in this company, Constantine but every dog has their day. And at Kingdom Come, we are going to show you that we have what it takes to upset the odds. And when we do, you can rest assured that no one will be handing you another chance to be WZCW Tag Team Champion.
Mancini gives Constantine a cheeky wink as he finishes.
Mancini: We're here to stay...
Constantine fumes as Keaton brushes off the words of the mobster. The fans cheer loudly as Tony drops the microphones and urges Vis Imperium down to the ring. Constantine begins marching towards the two in the ring but Keaton quickly gets in front of him. After a few wise words from his partner, Constantine allows a smile to appear on his face as he moves back up the ramp.
Copeland: Well there you have it, ladies and gentlemen. Vis Imperium will defend the Tag Team Championships against Tony Mancini and Xaitlyn Serpiente. There has been a lot of talking here tonight but at Kingdom Come, the talking will be done in the squared circle.
Last edited by Dave : 01-09-2017 at 05:37 PM.
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