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Copeland Hi all, welcome once again to the premier wrestling company...WZCW! I'm Sebastian Copeland and I'm joined by Jack Cohen live from Boston Massachusetts.
Cohen: Apocalypse is around the corner and tonight we see who Kagura will challenge for the EurAsian championship. My money's on Titus Avison but I'm told I'm too impartial so go Logan!
Copeland That's right, homeboy Logan gets a chance at ending the 483 day EurAvison era. We also have a brand new Mayhem champion in action as Constantine takes on Eve Taylor and his Vis Imperium partner takes on Mark Keaton. Throw in the debut of the mysterious Lynx and we're in for a good show.
Harrys: Ladies and Gentlemen I have been notified by Logan McAllister to ask you to stand. This tradition is usually saved for the eight innings but tonight he wants you to join him in singing along.
Harrys: Making his way down to the ring, being accompanied by his son Hayden. He is the son of Boston. Logan McAllister.
The crowd go nuts at this. They're all singing along to Sweet Caroline, there's Logan banners all over. This is one of the biggest cheers you can imagine.
Copeland Where is he?
Cohen: He's really milking this for what it is.
Copeland How come Harrys announced Hayden when he's sat at ringside with Brittany?
At that moment Titus Avison steps out of the curtain, he's dressed like Logan but seems to have stolen Mancini's I <3 NY t-shirt. He signals behind the curtain and out steps Macaulay Culkin.
Cohen: Oh this is hilarious. I must say though Culkin looks a lot like Hayden.
The crowd have picked up what is happening as Titus Avison and 'Hayden' make their way to the ring. Titus is egging the crowd on by moving his finger in the air like a conductor. Macaulay Culkin stops to look at Hayden and copies his mannerisms like a mirror. Brittany slaps him and he joins in the ring.
'Hayden' Hey Daddy, why are the people booing us?
Titus I don't know son. This is Boston, the friendliest place in the world. Why would the boo me? Their own son. It upsets me.
The crowd boo again, the camera shows Hayden and Brittany shouting abuse at the two men in the ring.
Titus I have with me the grandest prize in WZCW and tonight, it will be mine.
'Hayden' hands Titus the Eurasian championship. He holds it above his head.
Titus I will hold this prize with high asteem. People will look at Boston holding this championship and will remember fondly the untainted wins of 2004 and 2007!
The crowd boo again at this.
Titus Best of all MY SON will get to see it!
Titus hugs 'Hayden' as the crowd suddenly cheers. Logan McAllister's music hit and he rushes down to the ring. Culkin is quick out and leaves but Titus is stood in the ring.
Copeland This is a new look for Logan, he's here to show Titus that you can't mock his city or his family.
Logan rushes Titus who ends on the floor, a few swift punches to his face causes the crowd to his electric levels. Logan picks up Avison and signals for the B.S.P. Titus manages to escape this, and the ring. He grabs his belt and makes his way to the back. Logan is stood in the ring, hands in the air. He climbs the turnbuckle and mocks Titus' point pose. The crowd are a mix of cheers for Logan, boos for Titus and laughter at the embarassment that just happened.
Copeland Well that was quite the start. Boston are clearly behind Logan tonight!
Harrys: Ladies and gentlemen, the following contest is a singles match and is set for one fall!
Harrys: Introducing first from parts unknown, weighing 155 pounds, Wren!
She enters a darkened arena with a single ray of spotlight on her with her head down. She elegantly walks down the aisle and spreads her arms across with arena lighting up, soaking in the energy of the arena.
Copeland: The women’s revolution in WZCW continues with another all-female match on Meltdown. A lot of women have made their way through WZCW throughout the years but I don’t remember a time when we had so many on the roster, even going back to the days of the Vixen Division. It’s great to see such a wide range of performer.
Cohen: Wren made waves at Kingdom Come with a somewhat surprising performance. I don’t think many people believed she had a chance but Wren held her own. Her match last week was a tough encounter and I bet she is looking to get a win here tonight.
Copeland: It’ll be a tough fight against the number one contender to the Eurasian Championship. If Wren wants to move up through the ranks a win against Kagura would be huge.
Harrys: Making her way to the ring from Ise, Mie, Japan weighing 160 pounds, Kagura Joheki!
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.
Cohen: The next victim of Titus Avison! Did you know people believe she can compete with the Eurasian Champion, Seabass? It’s ridiculous! What has Kagura ever done compared to the greatness that is Titus Avison? I see this match being nothing than a training drill for the G.O.A.T. Titus Avison!
Copeland: I made the point last week that no man has been able to defeat Titus. No man. Kagura is not a man and I truly believe she is the biggest threat he has ever faced. As a woman, she will be underestimated by Titus as we have already seen. His attitude towards her could very well cost him the match.
Cohen: Titus Avison has beaten EVERYONE put in front of him. No woman is just going to come into the mix and beat him.
Copeland: He lost to a woman last week.
Cohen: You mean he was cheated out of a victory! I’m still waiting on a review of that incident. Somebody call the authorities!
Kagura enters the ring and locks eyes with Wren, the crowd standing up as the anticaption reaches its peak. Wren and Kagura are then separated by the referee, he checks that everything is set and calls for the bell.
The bell sounds, Wren rushes forward and gets behind Kagura, her arms wrapped around the waist of her opponent. Wren attempts to lift Kagura but a solid elbow sends her stumbling back into the corner. The action speeds up as Kagura goes for a running knee strike in the corner, Wren spins out and shoves Kagura to the outside of the ring. The fall is far and hard as Kagura smacks against the ground, quickly the referee ducks to the outside and checks that everything is okay. Wren is immediately on the scene thereafter, punching and kicking at Kagura as her body is pressed up against the guardrail. A distant ten count is heard, Wren not paying much attention as she connects with a running bulldog to Kagura on the outside
At a count of seven, Wren slides in and out of the ring before heading back to Kagura. Her opponent has crawled over to the steel steps, Wren attempts to use them by slamming Kagura head into the steel but it’s blocked. Kagura gets both her hands down, punches Wren in the stomach and slams her head into the steel instead. After the hard shot, Wren is in a sitting position against the steps. A quick look back to the referee alerts Kagura to break the count, which she does, before connecting with a vicious knee strike to Wren’s head as it lay against the steel steps.
Cohen: That’s going to hurt tomorrow. Both these women using whatever they can to win this match. It shows how tight the rankings and competition is in WZCW.
Copeland: Every win and every loss means something to your career.
Wren is thrown back into the ring and Kagura scurries in afterwards for the cover. 1… 2… Kick Out! A shoulder is lifted off the mat just in time. Kagura is motivated, lifting Wren up and hitting a Saito Suplex. She executes the move near the edge of the ring, the hardest part of the canvas, for maximum impact and hooks the leg for another cover soon after. 1… 2… Kick Out! With shocking speed Kagura unloads a bunch of punches and palm thrusts onto Wren. It causes her to cover up and roll to the apron of the ring. Kagura moves in and pulls Wren by the hair, remaining on the apron, and hits a forearm. The excitement in the arena rises as Kagura steps back and goes for the spinning back elbow! However, Wren ducks and drives her shoulder into Kagura’s stomach.
This sends the former Elite Champion backwards, clutching her ribs, and Wren attacks with a springboard clothesline. Down goes Kagura! Not for a long time however as Kagura pops right back up, Wren is right there though and hits a Hurricanrana. The crowd pops as Wren gets to her feet and eyes Kagura looking dazed and confused, clutching for the ring ropes. No time is wasted as Wren rushes forward and hits a shining wizard, going for the pin straight away. 1… 2… Kick Out! So close.
Copeland: Wren is putting it on now. Kagura had her under control earlier in the match but her comes Wren.
Cohen: Kagura is crumbling under the pressure. This is what is going to happen against Titus Avison.
Both women get to their feet and Wren remains in control for the moment. She goes for a running bulldog again but Kagura counters, pushing her into the corner. Wren turns and is smacked in the face by a running knee strike. Kagura then drives her elbow into Wren’s head multiple times before jumping down and hitting a side shuffle kick! No cover, Kagura pulls Wren into the middle of the ring and goes for an armbar but Wren spins out from her grasp, hits a low dropkick to send Kagura to her knees and nails an Enzuigiri! A cover is made by Wren. 1… 2… Kick Out! It seems that Kagura could be seeing stars right now, her eyes are glazed over and Wren is closing in on a victory. She moves in, picks Kagura up before hitting a reverse heel kick, stunning Kagura and then executing the Michinoku driver!
A loud pop from the crowd as Wren hooks the leg for the win. 1… 2… Kick Out! Shock is the only way to describe the look on Wren’s face. She just hit one of her signatures, her best moves, and it didn’t put Kagura away. Wren looks very frustrated and turns to the referee, not saying a word of course, holding up three fingers. The official shakes his head and Wren pushes herself to a vertical base. Kagura is below, searching for an escape but Wren is all over her with strikes.
Cohen: I sense the end is near. Kagura is crumbled under the pressure as I said.
Copeland: It does look like Wren is moments away from winning this match.
Tension rises as Wren whips Kagura into the ropes and ducks down – Kagura counters with a kick to the face and tackles her to the ground, ARMBAR! Wren is stunned as out of nowhere Kagura has locked in an armbar late in the match. Her limbs dart all around the ring trying to reach the ropes to break the hold. Right now, they are far away from the safety of the ring ropes. Kagura is pulling with all her might for the submission. Suddenly, Wren begins to sit up and applies pressure by leaning over the top of Kagura, forcing the referee to begin a pin count. 1… 2… Kick Out! Kagura was forced to break the hold and Wren hurries free, holding her arm. Sensing a real chance, Kagura runs forward looking for the Wrist Clutch Exploder Suplex! Wren evades the move, elbowing her way free with the good arm and jumps into the air with a knee strike of her own.
Kagura stumbles and falls to a knee. The eyes of Wren light up, she shakes her bad arm and throws one last quick look at her opponent. Wren runs towards the ropes, jumps up and flies backwards with a Springboard Stunner. It’s on target however at the last second Kagura catcjes Wren by the neck, wraps her arms around the neck and applies the Fourth Dance of Toyouke Omikami! The legs go around the body and Kagura begins choking the life out of Wren. The struggle is brief, the match was a back and forth contest but Wren is forced to tap out.
Harrys: Here is your winner, Kagura Joheki!
Copeland: You thought she’d crumbled under the pressure of being the number one contender but Kagura kept her spot tonight. She had to battle back tonight and managed to get the win. It was impressive from Kagura yet again.
Cohen: I guess. Kagura still doesn’t stand a chance against Titus. She may have stepped up tonight but you must be perfect against Titus. I can’t see her being perfect.
Copeland: Only time will tell but I am excited to see what happens when Kagura steps into the ring with Titus Avison. We’ll be in for some history either way. Either Titus continues his epic reign or Kagura finally defeats perhaps the greatest champion of all time.
Kagura is standing on the middle rope and signals that she wants the title belt. The crowd cheers her on, Kagura smiles and jumps down before exiting the ring. Her date with destiny only a few weeks away now. Can she defeat Titus Avison or will she be yet another failure in this EurAvision era?
Backstage Bob is walking backstage (where else would he be).
Bob: So Logan's checking on Hayden.
He passes by Mr. Banks office.
Bob: Banks and VI in there. There's Titus' room.
He passes the hall of famers locker room, passed the female locker room.
Bob: The girls and...what the hell is that?
You can hear a massive crash and bang coming from the male locker room. A flash from under the door can be seen, Bob covers his eyes and decides to open the door.
He looks to the left, no one. To the right, no one. There in the middle of the huge empty male locker room is Lynx.
Lynx: Am I too late?
Lynx: Where are all the wrestlers?
Bob: The room's all yours, buddy.
Lynx: What year is this? Who's the president?
Bob: Donald Trump is the president.
Lynx: It's not his third term is it?
Bob: Third term? You can only have two. It's 2017 man.
Lynx: Oh of course it is. My name's Lynx by the way.
Bob: I'm Bob, I'll leave you to wake yourself up. You've clearly been napping.
Lynx: Yes, Lynx awakening.
Bob closes the door and wanders off as we cut to a commercial break.
The following contest is scheduled for one fall! Introducing first, from New York City, she is Gabi Clark!!
Gabi makes her way to the ring in a mage's cap and red dress, waving a wand as fans seem curious.
Cohen: Great. One geek who plays dress-up seems to leave and right after we double down on it.
Copeland: At least they're easy on the eyes. Can't say that about Matt.
And his opponent, from Times Unknown, weighing 204 lbs, Lynx!
A clock appears on screen counting down as Lynx stares at it before turning to the crowd and pyro going off.
Copeland: There's a new cat in town and his name is Lynx. He says he's here from the future to save us from the Apocalypse.
Cohen: "New cat". I see what you did there. And what's he talking about? We've had like 5 Apocalypses at this point, he's kinda late. And I mean, we've had robots and aliens. I guess a guy from the future isn't the weirdest thing. Also, why denim? Isn't that like 90's fashion?
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Both wrestlers are set to go and right out of the gate, they go to the collar and elbow tie up. Lynx manages to get the arm and work it a bit, twisting it and navigating Gabi across the ring. She wringles her way out and works in a hammerlock as now Lynx tries to find a way out of the hold. Using the ropes, he flips himself free and chops Gabi across the chest. He tries a whip but its reversed and he runs the ropes. He tires a Sunset Flip but Gabi holds on a bit before going down. 1....... 2......-but Gabi backrolls to her feet and hits a Dropkick. She pulls Lynx to the mat with a headlock, trying to squeeze the air out of him as the referee checks.
Copeland: Interesting match-up here with Lynx being much taller than Gabi but at the same time, despite his size, he's far less defined muscly than Gabi. She's capable of keeping him down despite his size because he kind of lacks the weight.
Cohen: It's seeming a bad draw for the newbie going literally against the only wrestler in the company who can be both smaller but physically stronger than him. It's a question of whether he has, dare I say, the agility of a cat.
Lynx' arm goes limp and the referee checks on it, but he comes back to life, trying to push himself back to a vertical base. He hits a Back Suplex, getting him free from Gabi's headlock. He hits a pair of shoulder tackles to mount some offense, then Snapmaring Gabi and locking a Bow & Arrow hold, wrenching back on her arms. Gabi tries to fight out of it, and manages to get to her knees, using the leverage to break free and Arm Drag Lynx off her. He runs the ropes but coming back is met with a surprising Powerslam, Gabi quick to make the cover. 1........ 2......... 3.-But Lynx gets the shoulder up. Gabi doesn't waste time and places Lynx in the corner, charging at him for a Stinger Splash but Lynx gets out of the way with a roll and runs the ropes, surprising her with a Swinging Neckbreaker.
Copeland: Lynx is employing his speed. That might be his meal ticket here.
Cohen: Remember that Apocalypse where Ricky Runn beat Barbosa for the World title? Maybe Lynx was supposed to stop that.
Lynx keeps the pace fast, hitting a Slingshot Senton and following it up with a Moonsault off the ropes, once again going for the cover. 1............ 2............ 3-But Gabi kicks out. She gets back to her feet and stops Lynx with a knee to the gut but he forearms her. Then running the ropes but is met with a Sidewak Slam. She hooks the leg, 1......... 2.......-But he kicks out. Gabi looks a bit frustrated and pulls him back up, trying to hoist him over her shoulders but Lynx gets down. Hitting a Falcon Arrow. Right away, Lynx runs up the ropes and goes for a Phoenix Splash but Gabi gets out of the way. Lynx rolls, avoiding a crash but is quickly hoisted onto Gabi's shoulders and dropped with an Electric Chair. She measures Lynx and goes for her finishing move, the Double Play, but Lynx counters, pushing her away and hitting a Dropkick. He goes for a Superkick, but his foot is caught by Gabi. She swings him around and hits a Flapjack, planting him head first to the mat.
Copeland: Gabi may have him now. All she has to do is seal the deal.
Cohen: Yeah, but it seems Lynx has been pretty slippery for her.
Gabi once again measures Lynx, but he gets out of the way. She goes toward him but is kicked on the ear as Lynx kips up. He attempts a secon Falcon Arrow, but Gabi floats behind him, tossing him overhead with a German Suplex. Quickly she locks a Cravate, attempting her Double Play again, but Lynx shoves her off again, meeting her with a Superkick. The Kick To The Future. She bounces off the ropes and is met with a Stunner, dubbed the Dimensional Vortex, laying her out and Lynx hooks the leg. 1............ 2............. 3!!
Here is your winner, Lynx!
Copeland: A good win for the newbie here at WZCW, showcasing a nice, athletic style and overcoming the more unorthodox style of Gabi Clark here, wouldn't you say?
Cohen: Do you say her style is unorthodox because she's a girl that does power moves? That's sexist, I thought better of you, Seabass.
The referee raises Lynx' arm in victory before he asks the referee some questions. He seems awfully distressed. The referee more so after the questions are asked.
Backstage we see Kagura Joheki walking. She stops and the camera pans to reveal Titus Avison.
Titus: Oh it's you. Well done on beating Wren.
Kagura does not move, she doesn't blink nor does the answer the EurAsian champion.
Titus: Tonight I will defeat Logan McAllister and at Apocalypse, I'll defeat you.
Kagura shakes her head as if to say no.
Titus: Just say something! What's wrong with you? I've beaten countless men and even a robot for this title. I will not let a woman stop me!
Titus walks off furious at Kagura but she just stands there, a smile on her face.
Harrys: The following match is scheduled for one fall!
Harrys: Making her way to the ring, from Neo Japan, weighing 115 pounds... Batti Otaku!
Beach balls drop from the ceiling and land into the crowd and the ramp. Batti comes out running back and forth and kicking the balls into the audience. She looks excited as she tries to strike a pose but does so clumsily. Batti runs down the runway and slides in. She headbangs to her music and waves enthusiastically at everybody in attendance.
Copeland: I really enjoy the level of enthusiasm we are seeing in Batti. Always so happy to be here and the fans are very much in support of her.
Cohen: Enthusiasm doesn't get the job done, Seabass. Wrestling does.
Harrys: And her opponent, residing in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, weighing 225 pounds, Remarkable Mark Keaton!"
The letters RMK appear on the screen as the music starts, when the heavy guitar kicks in , he walks out and gives a casual devils horn signal to the crowd. He starts headbanging and playing his air guitar as he rocks his way down to the ring. Mark does fake high fives with fans and brushes his fingers through his hair. He displays his impressive biceps in the ring and the fans boo.
Cohen: Remarkable in every sense of the word. Batti has no chance against this man.
Copeland: The fans surely disagree with that statement.
The bell rings to start the match. Keaton heads for the corner of the ring and attempts to climb the ropes. Batti follows him and applies a Turnbuckle Foot Choke before he is able to get up on the ropes. The fans cheer for this as he keeps the Foot Choke applied for four seconds before kicking Keaton into the corner. She kicks him two more times while he is down. Batti gets up and takes a few steps back. Keaton gets up on his knees and looks up. Batti runs at him and hits an Axe Kick! She covers him for a pin and the official begins counting. 1.... Kickout by Keaton! Visibly frustrated, Batti gets up. Keaton, still down, laughs to himself at the failed pinfall attempt.
Cohen: What was Batti thinking there? It's way too early for a pinfall.
Copeland: You cannot blame her for trying, Jack.
Batti tries to hit another Axe Kick as Keaton gets up, he successfully dodges the kick and rolls out of the way, making Batti hit nothing but the canvas. Keaton grins and makes his way to the ring corner again. This time he is able to climb up. Batti is down in the middle of the ring. Keaton climbs up to the turnbuckle and jumps at Batti doing a Lucha Elbow from the top rope! Keaton gets up and goes to return to the turnbuckle. He takes his time and is facing away from Batti so he does not see her slowly get up. Keaton gets to the ring corner and Batti hits him with a Baseball Slide Dropkick, knocking Keaton through the ropes outside the ring to cheers from the fans in the arena. Batti sticks out her thumb, index, and middle finger and places them across her face all mysteriously. It is her Dio's Villain Pose! The fans cheering gets even louder. Keaton gets up and climbs the apron to get up to the ropes but is immediately hit by another Baseball Slide Dropkick from Batti knocking him back off the apron. He lands on his feet and goes back to re-attempt getting into the ring. Batti does her Dio pose taunt again as Keaton gets inside the ring. Batti goes for a punch but Keaton dodges and grabs her. Keaton does a Delay Piledriver! He covers her for a pin as the official counts. 1.... 2.... Kickout by Batti! Keaton quickly gets up.
Copeland: Batti lucked out there. I thought that would be a 3 count.
Cohen: All that posing nearly cost her the match. There's plenty of time to pose after she wins. Which she won't. Not against Mark Keaton.
Keaton begins punching Batti as she tries to get up. He punches her a total of three times. Instead of a fourth punch Keaton heads over to the ring corner to climb up the ropes again. Batti follows him and pulls him down before he can get to the top of the turnbuckle. She kicks him into the corner and attempts a Bronco Buster but Keaton rolls out of the way just in time. He grabs her and applies his signature submission hold, a Figure 4 Leg lock. Batti tries to grab the ropes to force a break on the hold but Keaton moves them toward the center of the ring away from the rope. Keaton intensifies his hold. The fans boo at this. The official goes to see if Batti will submit and she shakes her head "no". She is trying to break free but Keaton keeps the lock applied.
Cohen: It's over. She'll have to give up at this point.
Copeland: Batti has a lot to prove here tonight, Jack. I don't think she's going to quit just yet.
Loud chants for Batti are heard from the crowd as she tries with all her might to break free. Another attempt, and she is able to break the hold, rolling over to safety. Both competitors are down. Several seconds pass before either is able to stand up. They each begin slowly getting up. Keaton gets up first and tries to hit Batti with a standing dropkick, but she dodges it and unleashes her finishing maneuver the Kawaii Kick! She covers Keaton for a pinfall and the official counts. 1.... 2.... 3!
Harrys: The winner of this match.... Batti Otaku!
Batti is ecstatic about her win and does victory poses in the ring after having her hand raised.
Copeland: Batti did not give up tonight and that desire to keep on fighting could lead to greatness for her.
Cohen: Pure luck, Seabass. Keaton should have won and you know it.
Harrys: Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome, Mikey Stormrage!
Mikey Stormrage makes his way out as the fans cheer for the former World Champion. Mikey waves to the crowd and slaps hands with a few fans as he makes his way down to the ring. He walks up the steps and enters the ring, grabbing a microphone along the way.
Mikey: What's up Boston?!
The crowd cheers once more as Mikey can't help but break out in a wide smile.
Mikey: Last week, I went to Mr. Banks' office, fully intending on cashing in my rematch clause against Justin Cooper, but I got told that I wasn't championship material any more.
The crowd boos as Mikey nods his head looking out at the crowd as he flips the mic around in his hand, pointing out to the crowd.
Mikey: See I don't care if I'm championship material in Banks' eyes, as long as I'm championship material in your eyes. See you guys are the life blood of WZCW, without you there is no Mikey Stormrage, and there sure as hell is no company for Mr. Banks to run roughshod over. So I'm out here to ask for your support. To get one more shot at being WZCW World Heavyweight Champion again! You scream loud enough for me, and he'll have no choice but to honor my rematch clause!
The crowd cheers loudly, as they begin chanting his name. Mikey holds the microphone up as the crowd gets even louder.
Cohen: Oh lord, now he's resorting to pandering to these idiots for a title shot.
Copeland: Mikey does have a point, he should have gotten his contractual rematch clause, instead he was denied by Mr. Banks!
Mr Banks makes his way out, with the Mayhem Champion Constantine and Mark Keaton flanking him on both sides. Mr. Banks simply shakes his head, anger crossing his face as he stares down the ramp at Mikey Stormrage.
Banks: Mikey Stormrage. You couldn't just let bygones be bygones. You should have just left it at that. The fact is I don't need you around MY World Heavyweight Title. I told you to walk away last week Mikey. Take my advice and do that right now!
Mikey: Actually I'm done listening to you Banks. I'm done taking orders from someone like you. Whether you like it or not I'm going to get my title back, and I'm doing it my way.
Mikey yells out at Banks, who sighs and looks over at Constantine and then over at Keaton, simply motioning for Vis Imperium towards the ring. Soon the attack dogs rush down the ramp, sliding into the ring as Mikey prepares for them. He takes down Keaton and gets a few strikes in until Constantine pulls him off Keaton and delivers rights of his own, staggering Mikey back into the ropes. Mikey suddenly grabs him and delivers the Live Mas Slam! Mikey gets up and looks down at Constantine when suddenly Keaton slams a chair into the back of Mikey, forcing the former world champ to his knees until Keaton delivers blow after blow as the crowd boos loudly.
Copeland: This has got to stop! Is Banks just going to have Vis Imperium do all his dirty work for him?
Cohen: As a matter of fact Seabass, yes, yes he is!
Constantine slowly gets to his feet and the beat down is on as he and Keaton begin delivering stomps to Mikey. Mikey tries to cover up to no avail as the damage has been done. Constantine motions for Keaton to get him up. As he does so he shoves him towards Constantine, who picks him up and delivers Collateral Damage! Mikey is laid out as Constantine stares down at him, Keaton getting in Mikey's face, talking trash before the two step away from Mikey, posing as Mr. Banks simply claps at the top of the entrance stage. The crowd continues to shower Vis Imperium with boos, when suddenly a bat seemingly falls from the sky! It bounces against the mat and lands in front of Mikey. Mikey stares out at his incredible stroke of luck as he reaches out and grabs the bat. He staggers to his feet as Keaton turns around and Mikey delivers a huge swing of the bat to the midsection! Keaton doubles over, a look of surprise on his face as Constantine slowly realizes what's happened. Mikey swings for the fences but Constantine quickly ducks under, grabbing Keaton by the leg and pulling him out of the ring as well!
Cohen: Wh.....where the hell did that bat come from?
Copeland: It seemingly fell from the rafters, but I have no idea what a bat would be doing up there!
Mikey looks up at the ceiling for a moment before turning back to Vis Imperium, motioning for them to get back in the ring and fight! The crowd begins buzzing however, and suddenly Mikey is blindsided from behind with a strike to the back of the head with a weapon! The man stands over Mikey, holding up a golden cane and revealing himself to the Elite Openweight Champion Xander LeBelle! The crowd boos loudly as an evil smile forms on Xander's face as Constantine and Keaton watch for a moment as Xander begins deliver shot after shot to the head with his cane. Soon Constantine and Keaton enter the ring and lift Mikey just slightly off the ground as Xander comes off and delivers The Rose's Thorn, driving Mikey's face right into the mat!
Copeland: What in the world is Xander LeBelle doing here now? He's supposed to be exclusive to Ascension!
Cohen: I don't think rules matter when you have the boss paying you Seabass! Xander just put Mikey's lights out!
The crowd boos as Xander LeBelle looks at Constantine and Keaton, holding his hand out and Constantine obliges, the two men shaking hands as the boos rain down more as Vis Imperium stands over a down Stormrage, holding their arms up as the battle is won. Mr. Banks watches for a moment more before retreating to the back.
Copeland: It appears we have a new member of Vis Imperium, and it's the Elite Openweight Champion Xander LeBelle no less!
Cohen: Mr. Banks has certainly surrounded himself with the best, and now has yet another elite talent working for him. The whole locker room should take notice of what happens when you cross the boss!
Referees and trainers rush down to check on Mikey as Vis Imperium slowly exit the ring.
Copeland: Constantine shouldn't get too comfortable in the back, he squares off with Eve Taylor, and that match is next!
The camera cuts to the backstage area. Batti is running down the hallway clapping her hands in celebration of the earlier victory.
Batti: I won again! Did you see it? It was so much fun.
Several crew members throw confused looks at each other as Batti gets uncomfortably close to them before skipping off down the hall.
Batti: Now if only I could get one of the pretty belts. Hey! Eve, good luck!
The camera pans over to reveal Eve Taylor making her way in the opposite direction.
Taylor: Thanks, Batti. Good job out there earlier.
Batti: You really think so? Oh jeez, that’s just great! Excellent! Superb! Did you wanna hang out? Draw some pictures. Slumber party? I love slumber parties.
Slowly, Eve begins to step away without breaking eye contact.
Taylor: Kind of busy at the moment. I’ll... um... I'll get back to you.
Before Batti can reply Eve disappears around a corner. Batti stands in silence for a moment, breaks into a smile and continues skipping down the hall.
Harrys: The following contest is scheduled for one fall!
As the arena goes dim a single spotlight shines upon the entrance ramp. Fans quickly come alive as they’re well aware that Eve Taylor is about to emerge. She steps into the spotlight with her head bowed down. But only seconds later she lifts her head and bursts out from the spotlight as the arena lights up and the fans begin going wild. She confidently strides down the ramp before hopping on the apron and entering the ring. She pumps up the audience who continues to cheer for her as she ascends the turnbuckle and enjoys the energy of the crowd.
Harrys: Introducing first, from Milan, Italy, weighing 156 pounds... Eve Taylor!
Copeland: Eve Taylor has a had a massive string of wins as of late. Some are even saying she may be in line for a title shot.
Cohen: Well she’s about to face a champion tonight, and if he has his way she won’t be getting a title shot anytime soon.
The music plays until Constantine finally emerges onstage. The champion paces from side to side until he finally stops in the middle of the stage. A single spotlight shines on the Power Trip as he raises his arms in the air and begins to head down the ramp. He completely ignores the fans only focusing his attention on his opponent in the ring. He enters the ring via the steps and mounts the turnbuckles. He unstraps his championship from around his waist and holds it high in the air one last time before the match starts.
Harrys: And her opponent, from St Louis, Missouri, weighing 265 pounds, he is the WZCW Mayhem Champion, Constantine!
Cohen: It’s about damn time we finally had a champion that could bring some class and respect to a once looked down upon title.
Copeland: A superstar of Constantine’s level does do that but one has to wonder if him winning may have caused some inner turmoil in Vis Imperium.
Cohen: Oh shut up Seabass, Vis Imperium 4 lyfe!
As the bell rings both Eve and Constantine stand across from each other on opposite sides of the ring. Anticipation begins to build as both competitors walk towards each other and stand face to face in center of the ring. They each seem to be saying something to each other that is inaudible to the crowd. Before long Constantine completely pie faces Eve leading to fashion model to slap the champion straight across the face! The crowd lets out an big “OH” and the Mayhem champion attempts to retaliate with a wild strike but is met with a knife edge chop from Eve! She follows up with another, then another, and again! She continues viciously until Constantine is backed into a corner. She then attempts and Irish whip but Constantine reverses sending her back first into the opposite turnbuckle. Constantine charges at her but she gets a boot up to block, but Constantine catches it! He yanks her leg first right into a sidewalk slam! He quickly goes for the cover but Eve kicks out at one. He then follows up with a few knee drops to a downed Eve. He then picks her up and goes for a vertical suplex. As he has Eve in the air though the fashion model is able to use her knees to strike Constantine while she’s in the air! The strike causes Constantine to be a bit wobbly but he refuses to release his grasp. Eve then hits more knee strikes finally causing Constantine to put her down. The champ is dazed and Eve follows up with a running hurricanrana that sends Constantine rolling under the bottom rope to the outside.
Copeland: Eve seems to have the upper hand so far.
Cohen: Things can change in an instant, and I expect them to.
Eve slides under the bottom rope and picks up Constantine but he shoves her back first into the apron. He then proceeds to hammer away on her before Irish whipping her straight into the barricade! Eve clutches her back in pain as Constantine quickly stomps on it and chucks her back inside the ring. As he enters he once again tries to knee a downed Eve but she manages to roll out the way, Constantine clutches his knee in pain and Eve bounces off the ropes and hits a sliding forearm smash! She hooks the leg! 1...2...Constantine kicks out! Eve wastes no time in trying to lock in the Extreme Makeover! Constantine flails and wiggles around doing his best to avoid her locking in the submission hold fully. He elbows and elbows until Eve is forced to let go. He then quickly rolls to the bottom rope looking for solace but Eve has no intention of letting up. Constantine then pulls the referee in front of him to block Eve. She then pulls the referee out of the way and Constantine quickly thumbs her in the eye! A blinded Eve is completely vulnerable and Constantine backdrops her over the top rope and she lands back first on the floor!
Copeland: A dirty cheap shot by Constantine leads to a nasty spill for Eve.
Cohen: Don’t sully that tactical maneuver Seabass!
The ref gets in Constantine’s face warning him about putting his hands on him again and then quickly notices Eve on the outside. Eve is clutching her back once again as she definitely seems to be in even more pain than before. Constantine begins yelling at him to do his job and the referee has no other choice to but to start counting. The fans attempt to will Eve back into this as she clutches back and attempts to stand up. The referee is almost halfway through his count as Eve is able to use the barricade to stand up. She’s clutching her back as the ref hits a count of eight. He gets to 9, and right before he counts her out she dives under the bottom rope breaking the count. Constantine wastes no time getting on the attack and stomps on Eve’s now injured back. He picks her up and pulls her in for a nasty short arm Lariat, bounces off the ropes and nails a knee drop right on her head! Constantine gets to his feet and much to the dismay of the fans he begins to size Eve up. She uses the ropes and struggles to her feet and Constantine quickly swoops in for the Axis! Eve is able to slip out and hit a northern lights suplex that bridges into a pin! 1...2...Constantine kicks out! Both competitors pop up and Constantine is met with a jumping knee strike from Eve! She then bounces off the ropes and nails a running big boot! She looks the leg once again! 1..2...Thr-NO! Constantine kicks ou-Eve transitions it into the Extreme Makeover! The crowd is on their feet cheering on Eve not to let go as she clutches the submission hold! Constantine is in the middle of the ring with nowhere to go!
Cohen: Don’t tap Consty! Don’t tap!
It looks as if there is nowhere for Constantine to go so he attempts to roll through the submission hold onto Eve’s back. Her injured body part causes her to relinquish the hold. Both of them struggle to get to their feet but Eve quickly nails a side kick to the stomach and then the head. This causes Constantine to stumble back into the corner. Eve charges at him but he gets an elbow up and she falls backwards. As the ref checks on Eve Constantine rips one of the pads off only leaving the metal. He then turns his attention to Eve trips him into a drop toe hold! She picks him up and attempts the Fashion Statement but Constantine uses all her strength to shove her backwards into the exposes turnbuckle! Constantine then follows up with the Axis! He hooks the leg! 1..2..3!
Harrys: And here is your winner! Constantine!
Cohen: Pride and perseverance will always win through!
Copeland: Yeah, that and less than fair tactics gets Constantine the win tonight. Regardless of that however Eve put up one hell of a fight, and she could easily get into title contention at any point.
Constantine gets his arm raised and is handed his championship as the referee checks on Eve.
Leon Kensworth is standing by with Logan McAllister in front of the WZCW interview area.
Kensworth: Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome my guest, your hometown boy, Logan McAllister. Logan, it’s been a rough ride for you since Lethal Lottery. A few poor performances, lost opportunities and disappointment in not being able to compete in your match at Kingdom Come. What’s going on with you now? Are you back to being the Logan of old or has your prime come and gone?
Logan: I’ve had to ask myself the same questions, Leon. I’ve made a lot of mistakes recently. That’s it. Shooting it straight with you. I messed up. I let a lot of people down. I let the fans down, I let myself down and what hurts most of all is I let my family down. I don’t know if my prime is done. The only way we can find out is to compete. To go out to that ring and see what happens. I’m here. I’m ready to wrestle in my hometown for the Eurasian Championship. We’ll have to see what happens but I believe I can be a champion again.
The crowd in the arena cheers. Leon smiles, letting the audience get their chance to react, before proceeding.
Kensworth: What would winning the title here tonight mean for you?
Logan: It would be a dream come true. People say that all the time but I mean it. You can talk about wrestling in Madison Square Gahden all you want, a lot of wrestlers do, and they view that as their dream arena. My dream has always to main event shows in Boston. I don’t care if it was in this arena, at the local high school or in the pahking lot of a supahmahket. I love this city! I love these people and I have fought to get to the point where I can stand in that ring, with these fans cheering me on, in Boston and hold a title proudly. I’m going to bring another title to the city of champions.
Huge reaction from the live crowd and Logan turns towards the camera, a smile on his face.
Logan: We don’t give up in Boston. I’ve been beaten up a lot over the past few months. I’ve faced it all but now destiny has arrived. We are Boston Strong! We don’t give up. This is our city. Tonight, I bring us another title. Tonight, we stand togethah and Titus Avison will fall!
With a look of intensity Logan stares straight down the camera. He slowly turns to Leon and pats him on the back before walking away.
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