Harrys: The following contest is scheduled for one fall and it is for the NUMBER ONE CONTENDERSHIP to the WZCW HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP......Introducing first...
.....from Milan, Italy...weighing in at 156 pounds....EVE TAYLOR!!!
MSG lets out a big cheer as the arena lights go dim. A single spotlight appears at the top of the ramp, Eve Taylor steps into the spotlight with her head looking down. The lights shrink down until just her head is illuminated now... she doesn't move for a moment as her music continues to play, she suddenly lifts her head and yells as the lights spread out and fill the arena as fireworks explode all around the titantron! She let's out another cheer as she claps her hands and makes her way down to the ring. She runs across the ring apron and climbs the turnbuckle, the spotlight shines down on her again as she basks in it's glow. She closes her eyes and takes deep breaths, she jumps off of the turnbuckle into the ring and the crowd let out another cheer.
Copeland: Eve looks ready to do battle here tonight ladies and gentlemen! The look of determination in her eyes, this is HER moment, one she's been scratching and clawing for!
Connor: Yes Sebastian, it's the heavyweight championship, she's been RIGHT there for the longest time but it has escaped her grasp! Tonight is that time to take it!
Cohen: As much as Eve wants that title, I think you two are forgetting a man called FLEX! He's just as determined to grab the number one contender spot!
Harry's: And her opponent....
Harry's: He is from Paris, France..weighing in at 220 pounds, the healthiest man alive, FLEX MUSSEL!
Flex Mussel walks out on to the stage in a dark, track suit with his hood up. Charles Chesterfield is walking very closely behind him, in an identical track suit. The lights dim as Flex holds out two white poles horizontal, Charles holds two white poles a little higher right behind him. Fireworks start exploding out of the four poles, Flex whips his head back letting his hood fall away and giving the camera an intense look. Both men throw away the firework poles and walk down the ramp. Flex tells Charles something and he nods, Flex rolls into the ring and takes off his track coat, letting the world view his muscles.
Cohen: THAT is what a real man looks like! Look at the incredible shape this man is in!
Copeland: This is a huge match for both wrestlers! We are just about ready to kick this off....
The crowds cheer as Flex stretches his neck and pulls down the top ropes, stretching his shoulders. Eve walks to the center of the ring, she yells something at Flex that gets under his skin, he then smiles and yells something back. Eve shakes her head and paces side to side. Flex and Eve quickly grab a collar and elbow tie up, Eve leans way down to try and get leverage, Flex is smiling though, not having much trouble with her power, he pushes hard and Eve falls on her back, she rolls under the bottom rope and lands on her feet on the outside. She gives an icy stare at her opponent who now has walked over and sits on the second ropes, inviting her back into the ring. Eve shakes her head and climbs in a different side.
Then get into a collar and elbow tie up again, this time Flex switches to a side headlock, Eve pulls him back on the ropes and pushes him off of the far ropes, Flex runs back and swings with a clothesline, Eve ducks the clothesline and bounces off the far ropes, Flex jumps down on his stomach and Eves jumps over him and off the near ropes, Flex pops up and runs with another clothesline attempt, Eve ducks and bounces off the far ropes again, Flex jumps down to the mat, Eve hops over him but suddenly stops, Flex jumps up, spins around but is quickly caught with a hurricarana sending Flex right through the second ropes to the outside! The crowd cheer!
Copeland: Eve outsmarting Flex there sending him flying outside the ring!
Cohen Wow! Flex looks mad now, he really didn't like that exchange Seabass!
Flex slaps the padded concrete and jumps back inside the ring. He complains to Referee Akiyama that Eve pulled his hair, displaying the hair pulling by exaggerating his head back with a hair pulling motion with his hand. The ref actually tells Eve to watch the hair pulling, causing the crowd to laugh. Flex quickly pokes Eve right in the eye with the distraction, she quickly rubs her eye and staggers away, Flex grabs her arm and spins her around, he does a palm strike right to her stomach and keeps his hand there, he than PRESSES EVE with one hand! The crowd let out a big-ooooh!- as Flex parades around the ring, holding her over his head with one hand, he sends her flying over the top ropes and crashing to the padded floor on the outside. She rolls to the announcers table. Flex got the crowds riled up by flexing his muscles in the ring.
Cohen: Beautiful one handed gorilla press! I can only guess these two will be pulling out all the stops tonight! I don't remember Flex ever doing that move!
Connor: I have to admit, that was amazing Jack! Come on Eve, get back in there!
As if listening to Cat, Eve rolls back into the ring, but she receives an elbow drop by Flex, then another elbow hard elbow drop right to the head! Flex jumps up, he hooks Eve under her ribs with both arms, he picks her right up off of the mat and throws her with an overhead gut wrench suplex! Eve lands hard and bounces. Flex walks over, he grabs her leg and applies a one leg Boston Crab. He pulls back hard, Eve bites her lip and claws at the bottom ropes. She grabs the ropes and Flex lets the count get to four before letting go. Flex pulls up Eve by the hair, he picks her up in a fireman's carry and throws her down into a gutbuster! She rolls around the ring holding her gut. He hooks the leg for a pin .... 1.....2... Eve kicks out. Flex grabs her head an applies a hard headlock. He pumps her head more and squeezes hard, she quickly grabs his shoulder and rolls him over for a pin.... 1..... Flex presses the mat and rolls back over, keeping the hard headlock applied. Eve claws his arm causing the fittest man on the planet to scream out in pain, she slides out the back door, applies a reverse STO into a Koji Clutch...Extreme Makeover!
CHEEER!!! TAP! TAP! TAP!
Copeland: Look at this! Eve Taylor has Flex locked into EXTREME MAKEOVER! EXTREME MAKEOVER! This one could be over right now!!!
Cohen: Flex is miles away from the ropes! What a situation! You could be right Seabass!!!
Flex's eyes are wide as sweat pops off his head, Eve applies more pressure into the hold and he tries to claw towards the ropes, but he's still far away. His eyes start to get droopy and Referee Akiyama notices. He jumps down and holds up Flex's arm....it drops...1....
Charles is outside the ring chewing on his fingernails and yelling at Flex to fight it...
Referee Akiyama picks up Flex's arm again...it drops a second time...2
The ref turns and makes the two signal. He picks up Flex arm....AND IT DROPS A THIRD TIME!!!! But it lands on the bottom rope! Eve has to break the hold! She quickly flips Flex on his back and pins him..1....2... Flex pops a shoulder up! Eve stands up, she digs her feet into Flex's arm pits and flips him over, she arches her back and bends him in half, pinning his legs as well.....1.....2.... Flex powers out! Eve eyes Flex's position in the ring, she runs to the top ropes, she jumps high in the air and plants both feet right on Flex's chest! Stiletto Stomp! But she let's out a really loud screech! She's holding her ankle, she's rolling around the ring, holding back a cry and rubbing and moaning about her ankle.
Copeland: Oh no! She was on such a roll! It looks like she may have sprained her ankle there with the top rope Stiletto Stomp!
Connor: No, not like this, come on EVE! Fight through the pain girl!
Cohen: It almost sounds like you're cheering on Eve there Cat! And here I thought you were a fair commentator! Eve is as good as toast now!
Flex is still shaking off the cobwebs, Eve is in the opposite corner furiously rubbing her injured ankle, trying to fight back tears. Charles is jumping and pointing at Eve on the outside of the ring, he want's Flex to act fast on the opportunity. Flex makes it to his feet, he eyes Eve rubbing her ankle in pain. He runs over and gives her a hard knee to the shoulder and starts punching down at her head, Eve desperately covers her face, trying to avoid face strikes. He then stomps down hard on her injured ankle!
The crowd react in boo's as Eve screams out in pain and covers her face. Flex smiles wickedly and grabs her hair. He picks her up and holds her in the air with a verticle suplex, he holds her there longer, then keeps her there, she's in the delayed suplex for a full minute before Flex suddenly snaps her back with a suplex to her back. He twists sideways and hooks her leg for the pin.....1.....2.... Eve kicks out but she's still holding her ankle and holding back her cry. Flex picks her up, he nails her with a belly to belly suplex right into the turnbuckles! He drags her to the center of the ring and applies AN ANKLELOCK! He grapevines her legs and applies hard pressure! Eve screams and reaches for the ropes, but she can't reach, she's too far away! Flex is pumping the hold now, bobbing his head and twisting as hard as he can.....Eve holds her hand up....ready to tap....sweat pouring down her forehead....the pain unbearable....she taps out! NO!! SHE DOESN'T! She makes a fist and hammers the mat for grip! She hauls both of them to the ropes for a rope break! The crowd cheer her efforts!
Copeland! What bravery! Eve showing huge heart there with her injured ankle! She got the rope break!
Flex slammed the mat in anger and ran and kicked the bottom ropes. Meanwhile on the opposite side of the ring, Eve Taylor barely hauled herself to her feet using the ropes, she was having a lot of trouble putting weight on her ankle, Flex smiled and nodded to the crowd...it was time to end this.... he ran across the ring and spun with a clothesline Flexicution! Eve ducked and Flex connected with referee Akiyama!!! He goes flying over the top ropes! Eve turns and hits Fashion Statement! on Flex Mussel! She falls down on him and covers him....but no ref! The crowds are chanting and yelling the count!
Cohen: That was a hard fall for Akiyama! I know he's tough but he won't be back for a few minutes! We need a ref here Seabass!
Charles jumps into the ring, Eve is back on her feet looking away from him, she's looking to where Akiyama is layed out. Charles runs over and hits Eve with a leg sweep! Eve yells and holds her ankle in pain! Flex is barely stirring on the mat, Charles is now trying to revive him. He keeps pulling and shaking his shoulder, he turns around an Eve cracks him right in the face with a knee! Then a judo hip toss right over the top ropes! Akiyama is staggering around shaking his head now, he's slowly making his way into the ring.....Eve turns around to Flexicution! she lands hard on the back of her shoulders! Flex falls and covers her....
NOOO!! Eve Taylor kicked out barely!
Cohen: I can't believe it! What is Eve Taylor made of Cat!
Connor: She is all heart Jack! Did she ever dig deep there!!!
The crowds are chanting for Eve now as Flex has rolled onto his back and is breathing hard. Flex staggers to his feet, he grabs Eve's legs...he starts spinning her around and around in a giant swing! Spin & Win!
The crowds are counting the spins 1....2.....3....4.....5.....6...
Eve sits right up and grabs Flex's head! She pulls him down for a small package right in the middle of Spin & Win!!!
Flex pushes forward......
CHARLES grabs EVE's bad ankle out of the view of the ref!!!!!
But Refree Akiyama jumps up and spots it at the last second!! He waves it off as a two count!!! He leans through the ropes and yells at Charles. Flex rubs chalk in Eve's eyes!!!! He stomps on her bad ankle and bounces off of the ropes .....
He spins!!! Flexicution!!!!!
Eve does a half cartwheel in the air and lands on her side. He falls and hooks her leg....
EVE TAYLOR KICKS OUT AGAIN!!!!
The crowds go nuts!
Copeland: Eve Taylor kicks out! She kicks out again Jack!!!! WHAT HEART!!!
Eve is awesome!!!! Eve is awesome!!
Flex is sitting near Eve with a complete look of shock on his face. He picks up Eve she lifts her up to sit her on the top ropes. He makes a signal that the match is over. Eve jumps back and sits on Flex's shoulders! She rolls frontwards into a victory roll!!!
FLEX REVERSES by sitting back hard!!!!
HE grabs the second rope for leverage!!!
EVE TAYLOR KICKS OUT!!!
Eve staggers and limps to her feet, she turns but receives Flexicution! again!!! She snaps back on and lands on her shoulders, limp and not moving.... Flex covers!!!
The crowd boo and Charles jumps in the ring to celebrate with Flex!
Harry's: The winner of this match, and NEEEW Number One Contender to the WZCW Heavyweight title.....FLEX MUSSELL!!!!
Copeland: Ladies and Gentlemen! Eve Taylor is getting a standing ovation now in the ring...but what heart she showed, my god, incredible!
Cohen: Flex did it! He threw everything he could at her and won!
Connor: I think she may have injured her ankle as she's still favoring it. What a match by both wrestlers tonight. But only one wrestler is the number one contender, and it's Flex Mussell.
Tony Mancini is seen hurrying through the hallways of Madison Square Garden. As he turns a corner he slams his fist against the wall and lets out a primal scream of frustration. Soon, he emerges into the parking lot and heads for a parked car. After throwing his bag into the boot, Mancini goes to the front and opens the door but before he can enter, Stacey Madison appears for an interview.
Madison: Tony, how does it feel to lose once again?
Mancini: Look, I’m not in the mood for any of this. Please, leave me alone.
Stacey is like a shark that smells blood in the water and instead of stopping she goes even harder.
Madison: You were on a three-match winning streak before Kingdom Come but you’d been on a skid since then. Is it a lack of talent or the stress of being a father which is making you unsuccessful?
Mancini: No comment. Please, leave me alone.
Madison: The world wants to know...
In the distance a black limo pulls up and the Eurasian Champion, Titus Avison, emerges in a custom suit. He has a swagger to his step and begins walking towards the entrance to the arena. Stacey immediately swoops in, ditching Mancini which allows him to leave, and goes straight into questions for Titus while walking alongside him.
Madison: How the Eurasian Champion is doing on the day of his biggest title defence?
Avison: It’s hardly my biggest match. Did you forget the two matches with Everest at Kingdom Come? I’m sure you’ve heard legends of those, my dear. I fail to see how this is even my biggest title defence. Just last month I defeated a man who some say will be in the Hall of Fame with the likes of myself one day. Earlier than that, at Lethal Lottery, I defeated three men, the odds stacked against me and yet here I stand as the greatest champion of all time. Forgive me if I must humble brag but Kagura is hardly my biggest challenge and you’ll see that tonight after I make history yet again.
They continue to walk and talk as they near the door.
Madison: So you’re not worried?
Avison: Of course not. You don’t hold a title for over 500 days and get worried by the sight of a mere woman. No, I’m confident that tonight will be just that... another night in my reign as Eurasian Champion. The most respected and important championship in professional wrestling. It is that way because I hold it. Call Garth Black the rightful World Champion or uncrowned or whatever the hell he wants, tell Justin he can preach about being champion of the world until the sun goes down and let the world know that each new kid that walks through those doors can claim they will change the business. Let ‘em say it all, Stacey.
Titus comes to a stop as he reaches the door. The Eurasian Championship on display across his shoulder.
Avison: But never forget that for all the titles, tournaments and matches they win, at the end of the day, I am the best wrestler on the planet. Tonight, I’ll prove it again and your children’s children will hear legends of it.
Titus smirks and enters the arena, prepared for his match with Kagura and yet another title defence.
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Harrys: The following is a tag team match and it is scheduled for one fall!
The arena has darkened as the music plays. Wren enters the darkened arena with a single spotlight on her with her head down. She elegantly walks down the aisle and spreads her arms across with arena the lighting back up, soaking in the energy of the arena. She then slowly enters the arena and climbs up each turnbuckle, bowing to the audience with her arms spread across.
Harrys: Introducing first from Parts Unknown, weighing 155 pounds pounds, Wren!
Copeland: Wren is going to be one to look out for tonight. She did beat Titus this past Meltdown.
Cohen: Nonsense. Wren got lucky that night.
Connor: I disagree. Wren has the skills needed to succeed here, as do all four of the women who will be in this match.
The lights go out as soon as the music starts playing. A dark-orchid colored light starts flickering around all over the entire arena. After a while, it converts into a single spotlight on the entrance ramp when Yemrez runs towards the ring. She then removes her hoodie after entering the ring and makes a "heart" sign with her hands to the audience which results in a cheer from them. She sits on the lower rope with crossed legs and anxiously waits for her opponents.
Harrys: And her tag team partner, from Tallinn, Estonia weighing 151 pounds, "Ms. Unorthodox" Yemrez Reqonic!
Connor: I cannot wait to see how Wren and Yemrez will work together as a team.
Cohen: Why would that matter? Their opponents actually have experience teaming together. Wren and Yemrez have no chance.
Copeland: Few thought Wren would defeat Titus though, and she did that. With Yemrez there helping Wren they could pull an upset here in this match.
The sisters come out on the entrance ramp together. Callie is wearing a Derek Jeter #2 jersey while Gabi is wearing a Patrick Ewing #33 jersey. They stay at the top of the ramp. They look to the crowd not looking very impressed, only impressed at themselves. They give the crowd a little twirl before snapping their fingers then flashing the zoomed in camera shot a smile. They feign throwing some gear into the crowd as they walk down the ramp. They walk past a fan sitting in the front row who has a Yemrez sign. Callie grabs the sign and rips it into pieces while Gabbi laughs at the fan. Then they go get into the ring where they pose in the middle for all to see.
Harrys: And their opponents, at a combined weight of 270 pounds, from New York, New York, they are The Clark Sisters! Gabi Clark and Callie Clark!
Copeland: The Clark Sisters are wearing those jerseys tonight in hopes of becoming legends just like the last names they are wearing on their backs. While I might not support all of their in-ring tactics, that would be a goal worth aiming for.
Connor: I could see that happening some day.
Cohen: For once I actually agree with both of you two.
The two teams go to their corners. The Clark Sisters talk to themselves in their corner. Callie points to their opponents from in their corner as Wren steps out to start out the match for her team. Gabi walks toward Wren and the bell is rung for the match to begin. Wren runs up to Gabi and punches her. Wren grabs Gabi and drags her toward her corner of the ring, throwing her into the turnbuckle. Wren tags in Yemrez, who pulls Gabi into the center of the ring. Gabi breaks free. She runs for the ropes and springs off, Yemrez tries to punch Gabi but Gabi ducks to miss the attack. Gabi keeps running and springs off the ropes on the other side. She kicks Yemrez right as she turns around. Yemrez begins walking back toward her corner and Gabi, who was already in her own corner, tags in Callie. Before Gabi is able to get out of the ring, Yemrez runs at both Clark Sisters. The sisters do a double clothesline on Yemrez knocking her down, then dance to taunt their opponents before locking hands and doing a double elbow.
Cohen: Look at that teamwork by The Clark Sisters! Even showing their confidence through dancing afterwards.
Connor: I do like their confidence, but they should probably focus more on winning the match right now.
Copeland: Yemrez and Wren will have to work together just as the Clark Sisters are, if they want to get the victory.
Gabi gets out of the ring and stands at her corner. Wren is in the other corner. Callie is in the ring with Yemrez who is still down. Callie goes over to Yemrez and kicks her 6 times. She picks up Yemrez who punches Callie. She pulls Callie down and uses a Gator Roll. Yemrez does a Figure-four headscissors followed by four push-up Facebusters. Yemrez gets up and leaves Callie laying down in the ring, Yemrez goes to her corner and tags in Wren. Callie stands up and Wren does a Shining Wizard on Callie. She covers Callie for a pin and the official begins counting. 1.... kickout by Callie! Both women get up and Callie uses a Dropkick on Wren, who rolls out of the ring. Yemrez gets down into the ringside area to check on her teammate. Callie runs for the ropes and springs off, running in the direction of her opponents and leaps out of the ring, hitting both Yemrez and Wren in a Suicide Dive! All competitors in the match are down, except Gabi who is posing in her corner outside the ring.
Connor: Now that was impressive. Callie has been doing excellent in this match so far.
Copeland: Shouldn't Gabi go help her sister instead of pose like that?
Cohen: She knows she is on the better team. I like Gabi's confidence.
Callie is the first to get up and she gets back in the ring. Wren follows soon after and stands behind Callie who has her back to her. Callie turns around and Wren punches her twice then kicks her down and goes to tag in Yemrez. Callie gets up and is hit by a Chokehold STO from Yemrez, who tries to hit the same maneuver a second time but Callie reverses it and grabs Yemrez, throwing her into the Clark Sisters' corner of the ring. Callie and Gabi take turns kicking Yemrez. They each get three kicks in before Wren runs into the corner to assist her teammate, causing Callie to tag Gabi in. Callie continues kicking Yemrez in the corner while Gabi goes right after Wren with a Backbreaker followed by a Neckbreaker. Gabi covers Wren and the official starts to count. 1....2.... kickout by Wren! Gabi picks up Wren and hits two German Suplexes. She waits for Wren to get up and then does a Running Back Elbow. Callie is still kicking Yemrez in the corner of the ring, but Yemrez rolls out of the ring to safety. Callie gets out of the ring to follow her. Yemrez gets up into her corner of the ring just as Wren stands up. Callie is standing behind Yemrez down in the ringside area. Gabi tries to use a Palm Thrust but Wren is able to avoid it. She tries to get to her corner for a tag but Callie pulls Yemrez off of the ring apron down into the ringside area. The fans boo this. Callie poses to mocks the fans in return.
Copeland: More posing? This just shows the arrogance of the Clark Sisters.
Cohen: It's not arrogance, Seabass. It's confidence. I'd be confident too if I knew for a fact that I was better.
Connor: Callie continues to impress me. No wonder she and Gabi have such a huge online fanbase.
Wren is in the corner and saw Callie pull Yemrez down. Wren turns around to face Gabi, who hits a Stinger Splash on Wren. She then picks Wren up and hits a signature maneuver, the Slingshot Suplex. Callie gets into the ring and so does Yemrez. Gabi covers Wren for another attempt at a pin. The official counts and Yemrez tries to break up the pinfall attempt but Callie grabs her and throws her into the turnbuckle behind them. The ref counts. 1....2.... kickout by Wren! Frustration can be seen in Gabi as she gets up. She and Callie get into their corner of the ring and the two begin talking amongst themselves. Wren is still down in the center of the ring, Yemrez is still down in the corner of the ring. Wren slowly gets up but the Clarks do not notice at first. She makes her way to Yemrez who has also gotten up. Callie tags herself in and rushes after Wren but was not fast enough. Wren tags in Yemrez who immediately hits Callie with a Running Body Block. Yemrez tries to cover Callie for a pinfall but Gabi runs in and breaks up the pinfall attempt before the official can even begin counting. Callie gets up, kicks Yemrez down, and hits her signature maneuver a Standing Moonsault Double Knee Drop. Callie looks over at Gabi, motioning for her to get back in the ring. Gabi goes over to Callie and Callie climbs up on Gabi's shoulders. It's the Clark Sisters' tag team finisher, the Super Clark Splash!! Callie covers Yemrez while Gabi prevents Wren from breaking the pinfall attempt. The official counts. 1....2.... 3!
Harrys: Your winners of this match, The Clark Sisters!
Callie and Gabi celebrate in the ring doing poses as the fans boo them.
Connor: What a great showing from all four women. Especially Callie.
Copeland: Wren and Yemrez may have come up short but they tried their best considering how well the Clark Sisters know each other. That goes a long way in tag team action.
Cohen: I told you! Didn't I tell you they were the better team? The Clarks knew it all along. They have every right to be showing off now that they have been victorious.
Backstage, Xander LeBelle and Andrew Adonis finally make it back to the locker room after the amazing match versus Batti. Xander looks very displeased with his work but Adonis is in his ear all the way, trying in vain to lift the spirits of the former Elite Openweight Champion. Suddenly, the leader of Vis Imperium is upon him with Mark Keaton in his shadow.
Constantine: What the Hell was that, LeBelle!?
Xander looks Constantine up and down as he shakes his head in total disbelief and anger. Remaining silent, Xander goes to push past The Power Trip but is suddenly stopped by a hand on his chest. The former Champion doesn't take too kindly to that action as he lifts his eyes to match the gaze of the Mayhem Champion.
Constantine: Got something to say, kid? We're back here thinking about how we are going to take this business by storm now that all of our ducks are in a row. Then Matt Tastic fancies himself the hero to stick a wrench in the plans. The last thing we needed was you losing to a god-damn cartoon character!
It looks as though Xander is about to land a punch to the jaw of the Mayhem Champion but Andrew Adonis soon steps in to calm everyone down. Just in the nick of time too.
Adonis: Gentlemen, gentlemen! There's no need for all of this aggravation! Batti got lucky out there tonight, there's nothing more to it than that. And mark my words, Constantine, my client will win that Championship back when the time is right.
Constantine huffs and lets out a deep sigh of disappointment.
Constantine: You know your problem, LeBelle? You're all talk and no walk. Typical Frenchman really. You watch the monitors and see just how a Championship defence is supposed to look like. And when I get back here, I expect my apology...
With that, Constantine barges past the offended Frenchman and his manager and out the door. Keaton flashes a look of concern towards the former Elite Openweight Champion as Constantine slams the door behind him – the deafening silence taking over the locker room of Vis Imperium.
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Harrys: The following contest is scheduled for one fall and is for the WZCW MAYHEM CHAMPIONSHIP! Introducing first....
.....from Chicago, Illinois. Weighing in at 265 pounds, the leader of Vis Imperium, the WZCW MAYHEM CHAMPION....CONSTANTINE!
Constantine makes his way out to the stage very slowly, he's wearing his Mayhem Championship around his waist. The Power Trip paces side to side on the stage then stops in the middle, he dips his chin to his chest as the chorus kicks in. The lights dim in MSG except one lone spotlight on Constantine. As the music continues he raises both arms in the air as two huge, white pyrotechnics explode on either side of the champion causing all the lights in the arena to turn on again with multiple spotlights scanning the huge crowd. He strolls to the ring full of determination and climbs the steel stairs, he steps through the ropes and walks across the ring. Constantine climbs the turnbuckle and points to his championship title around his waist while yelling at the crowd.
Cohen: Look at the shape the champion is in Seabass! How can you even think that Mr. Cheater himself, Tyrone Blades has a chance against this man!?
Copeland: It's simple, Jack! Tyrone Blades is one of the best wrestlers this company has to offer. If anyone has a chance at cracking the foundation of Vis Imperium, Tyrone is that man!
Connor: I would highly suggest parents with small children watching at home, put the little one's to bed because this one will not be for the feint of heart.
Cohen: Ya! Get to bed Connor! Madison Square Gardens is in for treat tonight!
Harrys: And the challenger.....
....from Cleveland, Ohio. Weighing in at 225 pounds....TYRONE BLADES!
The fans jump to their feet as the camera scans the crowd looking for Tyrone Blades. After a moment, the camera zooms in on some confused kids holding signs with a rough drawing of a crosshairs on it. Suddenly several fans point up and the camera scans upward as a figure is repelling down on a black rope. It's Tyrone Blades! He has a round coil of barbed wire wrapped around his shoulder, a black baseball bat strapped to his back. He's got a few weapons clipped to his jacket, like a heavy duty stapler and straight razor. Tyrone lands carefully in the ring and unclips the rope, it quickly ascends towards the roof.
Constantine gives the championship belt to Referee Akiyama. Tyrone starts throwing his weapons over the rope and stretching for the match, he starts yelling curse words at Constantine.
Mr. Banks walks out on stage with a smile on his face. He's dressed in a dark blue business suit and he starts walking towards the ring.
Copeland: What in the world is HE doing out here?
Cohen: Isn't it obvious? Mr. Banks is here to witness the destruction of Tyrone Blades in person! Why watch it on one of those dirty monitors in the back when you own the company?! Watch it in person!
Connor: You have to admit, he's pretty brave coming out here with Tyrone right there in the ring.
Mr. Banks waits as a staff member in a black t-shirt scrambles to get the man a folding chair. They set it up at the far end of the commentary table and Banks takes his seat. Tyrone is near the ropes yelling more curse words at the owner of the company.
DING! DING! DING!
Constantine and Tyrone walk to the center of the ring. They stand nose to nose yelling at each other for a moment. Constantine gives him a shove, Tyrone rubs his beard and shoves The Power Trip back. Both men barely take two steps back from the shoves. They lock in a collar and elbow tie up. Both lean way down to try and get a good base for pushing the other, but neither man move. Constantine breaks the hold and rubs his nose. He paces around the ring, stretching his neck. They lock up in another collar and elbow tie up, Constantine quickly pulls back and drops to the mat in a drop toe hold, Tyrone falls on his face as the Mayhem Champion jumps to his feet and calmly walks to the corner. He pulls down on the ropes, stretching his shoulders and staring at Tyrone. Tyrone nods and stands up. Tyrone holds out his hand for a handshake. As Constantine is about to laugh, Tyrone quickly slaps him in the face, causing the fans to react.
Cohen: Talk about disrespect!
Constantine launches a right hand at his opponents face and Tyrone blocks it, he kicks at Constantine's leg and quickly throws a left and right cross. Constantine barely reacts to the punches and nails him with a hard lariat! Tyrone falls but quickly kips up and nails Constantine in the gut with a spinning kick then an elbow to the back of the head. Constantine falls to his knees, Tyrone kicks him in the chest then runs off the far ropes, he nails him with a running knee right to the face! Constantine falls back and slides under the ropes so his torso is sticking out from the apron. Tyrone grabs the top rope and springboards over it, he twists sideways in the air and hits The Power Trip with a guillotine legdrop! The fans start cheering as Tyrone walks around on the outside of the ring, rubbing the back of his knee. Constantine slowly slides off of the apron and lands on the padded mat outside as well. He grabs Constantine by the hair and pulls him to his feet, but takes a quick elbow to the cheek followed by a flowing DDT right on the mat!
Copeland: A punishing move by The Power Trip right there! That will slow down the challenger for sure.
Connor: We haven't seen either man show any interest in weaponry thus far, maybe they'll settle this score in a regular match?
Cohen: Fat chance, Connor! Just give it a minute! Ha ha! Check out Constantine!
Constantine is slowly routing around the far side of the ring, he whips up the apron mat and looks under the ring. The crowds start stirring at what he could be hauling out. He hauls out a heavy duty garbage can and lid. He throws it over the top rope and the lid pops off, a chain falls out of the garbage can and on to the mat. Constantine's eyes widen at the chain. He runs around the ring and gives Tyrone another hard lariat as he's getting up. Tyrone does a half twist in the air and lands on his stomach. He picks up the bearded, tattooed man and rolls him into the ring. Constantine gives Tyrone a couple of hard stomps on the mat then a jumping knee to the forehead, he does a neat front roll out of the momentum. He picks up the chain and wraps it around his fist slowly, sneering at the man on the mat. Tyrone gets to his feet but is met with a hard running punch to the face with the chain! BAM! The crowd reacts with a collective - ooooh!- Mr. Banks can be seen laughing and clapping at the move at his spot by the commentary table.
Copeland: Here is where Constantine is at his most dangerous! His methodical pace is going to be tough to overcome when he has you in his grasp on the defensive.
Constantine drops the chain and picks up the garbage can, he nails Tyrone in the back with an overhead slam with the weapon. He then places it on it's side on the mat and picks up Tyrone. He faces away from the garbage can and hits ISOLATION fallaway slam on Tyrone! The Hollow One hits the can hard and bounces in the air. He lands on the mat holding his back in severe pain. The heavy duty can barely dented. Constantine drops an elbow on Tyrone and goes for the cover. 1.....2..... ! Tyrone kicks out! He places his forearm right in Tyrone's face and covers him again. 1....2....! Tyrone kicks out again! Constantine slaps the mat and yells at the ref to count faster. The Power Trip watches Tyrone start to stir so he picks up the chain again. He wraps the chain around Tyrone's neck three times, then he throws him over the top rope! Tyrone is hanging by his neck over the ropes with his feet still far from the mat outside! Constantine pulls back hard on the chain and Tyrone drools out of his mouth as he claws at the tight chain around his neck, his face starting to turn dark red as he struggles and thrashes.
Cohen: Check this out! NOW would be a good time to put those kids to bed! Ha ha haaa! This is the END of Tyrone Blades!
Copeland: Give me a break! This is barbaric! Somebody stop this!
Connor: Looks like someone is enjoying this a little TOO much....
Mr. Banks is on his feet right in front of the struggling Tyrone Blades. He straightens his tie, then slaps Tyrone really hard in the face! The Hollow One is starting to turn purple and looks like he's ready to pass out. Mr. Banks winds up and slaps him really hard again! WHACK! Tyrone suddenly turns and looks right at Mr. Banks! His eyes are rolled back into his head and he's grinding his teeth and growling like a dog, the crowd react with a cheer. He lifts both legs and PLOWS Mr. Banks right in the chest! The owner of the company flies backwards and lands on top of the commentary table, he continues to roll backwards and takes out Copeland in his chair! Copeland's headset goes flying and both men tumble to the floor. The momentum of the kick gave Tyrone a ledge on the apron, he crawled back to his feet on the outside of the ropes. Constantine drops the chain and runs at Tyrone, the Hollow One quickly launches an elbow in the face of The Power Trip, Constantine staggers as Tyrone launches himself to the top ropes and displays incredible balance as he springs off of it, he nails Constantine with a flying knee! Constantine staggers and bounces off of the far ropes, Tyrone kicks him in the stomach then does a double underhook backbreaker into the backbreaker submission hold! Constantine lets out a yell as Tyrone presses hard on Constantine's neck. The Power Trip reaches up and rakes Tyrone in the eyes, breaking the hold. Constantine crawls on his belly away from Tyrone...Tyrone grabs his foot, hooks his leg in and applies a dragon sleeper by arching his back! STREET DREAMS! Constantine is yelling again as he holds his arm up, looking like he's ready to tap!
Connor: This could be it Jack! Tyrone has Constantine locked in Street Dreams!
Cohen: I'm sorry, I was only just finishing my laughter at Copeland here! He's just picked himself up and rejoined us....unfortunately Mr. Banks has been helped to the back by WZCW staff, it looks like he did something to his chest! He might be badly injured here.
Copeland: I'm back! Constantine is in a real bad way here!
TAP! TAP! TAP! TAP! TAP!
The crowd is in a frenzy now as Constantine finally reaches the ropes, he pulls the bottom rope hard and drags both men outside the ring! Tyrone is forced to release the hold as they crash on the padded mat outside the ring. Tyrone gets to his feet and watches Constantine try and shake off the cobwebs of being in his finisher submission move. He lifts the apron felt and looks under the ring, he makes a face then lets the felt drop again. He walks around to the camera side....the same result. He is obviously looking for a specific weapon that he has in mind. He walks around to the far side, he lifts the felt....then a wicked smile forms on his bearded face. He leans down to remove the weapon, the camera is angled out of the shot and the apron is blocking what Tyrone is hauling out from under the ring. He stands up, still with the weapon out of the camera shot. But rows upon rows of people behind Tyrone were going absolutely nuts! They jumped up and down, alot of them covered their mouths. Tyrone reaches down and pulls a pull chord hard.....a shot of exhaust flys in the air at the same time....
MSG erupted as Tyrone Blades lifts the huge, black, spike covered lumberjack chainsaw in the air, he revved it more and held it over his head as he let out a roar!
Copeland: Whaaaat?! What in the world is he planning on doing with THAT Jack?!
Cohen: I have no idea Seabass! What the hell is that doing under the ring anyway?!
Tyrone calls out Constantine's name like they were playing hide and go seek, he walks slowly around the ring post as he revs the huge chainsaw up more. Constantine crawls backwards on his rear and hands and pleads the maniac to turn off the machine! Tyrone smiles and lunges at Constantine with the chainsaw! At the last second, Constantine holds the heavy duty garbage can lid in front of himself with both hands, the chainsaw blade makes contact with the center of the lid and big white sparks shoot high into the air! Constantine struggles to hold the lid and it finally slides out of his grasp and sails high into the air, it lands in the center of the ring. Constantine kicks Tyrone in the knee then quickly punches him in the face, Tyrone loses his balance and drops the huge chainsaw on the padded mat! The chain quickly rips through the padding, it sends chunks of blue padding into the crowds and now the spinning chain is creating hot sparks on the concrete and it slowly spins in a circle, tearing away the remaining padding in that area! Constantine nails Tyrone with a haymaker right hand, the Hollow One quickly falls right next to the chainsaw! The spinning death chain is grinding away and causing sparks right next to Tyrone's face! Constantine grabs Tyrone's hair and tries to move him into the chain but the chainsaw finally sputters and stalls. The Power Trip gives Tyrone a hard kick in the ribs. He then looks under the ring for more weapons. He hauls out a table, then he hauls out another table. He sets the table up just behind the ringpost in front of the timekeepers area. He then picks up the other table and sets it up, then he STACKS that table on to the other table. Tyrone cracks Constantine hard in the head with a chair out of nowhere! Constantine wobbles and leans on the timekeepers barricade. Tyrone runs and nails him in the head again with another chair shot! CRACK!!!! The Power Trip falls backwards over the barricade and knocks over Anderson and another staff member in the area. They all scramble on the floor to get away from the wrestlers. Tyrone studies Constantine's stacked tables. He looks at the camera and says....
Tyrone: Hey Banks, tell Johnny Boy here he better protect his god damn neck after I put him through the 36 Chambers of Mayhem.
Tyrone took a big breath and smiled. He reached under the ring and hauled out a table. He set it up outside the near ropes. He then set up two chairs facing each other on top of the table. He then reached under the ring and hauled out a long, cardboard box! He started hauling long halogen light bulbs from the box! He set up several light bulbs through the chairs to form a light bulb table over the wooden table. He grabbed another long halogen bulb from the box.
Cohen: For crying out loud Tyrone! MSG staff NEED those bulbs in case lights start going out around here! What is he thinking?
Copeland: I don't think the world is quite ready to deal with Tyrone's thinking right now Jack! It's nothing but dark thoughts at the moment!
Constantine leans on the timekeepers barricade, he has a small trickle of blood dripping down his forehead from his hairline. SMASH! Tyrone swung the halogen bulb like a baseball bat and it exploded on the side of The Power Trips face! A clump of glass bunched up in his ear and he fell quickly to the mat, clawing at the loose glass in his ear. Tyrone reaches over and hauls him over the barricade. He picks up Constantine in a powerslam position, he then runs past the 36 Chambers of Mayhem and powerslams him right on the mat! Constantine screams in pain. Tyrone stands up and views his handiwork. Constantine rolls over to reveal the large ring of barbed wire stuck right into his back! Tyrone picks up the heavy duty stapler and starts clamping staples in The Power Trips shoulder, CLAMP! CLAMP! CLAMP! CLAMP! He manages four quick staples before Constantine runs away and dives on his stomach inside the ring. Tyrone smiles wickedly, he displays a white squirt bottle, he douses the 36 Chambers of Mayhem and strikes a match! He throws it on the creation...
A big, black ball of smoke rose to the ceiling as the table, chairs and halogen bulbs quickly caught fire in a brilliant display! Tyrone slid into the ring but got caught with a hard elbow to the face! He fell fast to the mat, Constantine jumps high in the air and whips himself back right onto the chest of Tyrone with the ring of barbed wire still clinging to his skin! 1....2..... Tyrone kicked out but his shirt was still tangled in the barbed wire, that had blood dripping down over it. He reached up and hooked Constantine's arm for a pin, 1.....2...... Constantine kicked out! Ref Akiyama hauls the ring of barbed wire off of both men, very gingerly. Constantine threw a right hand that connected, Tyrone replied with a right and left followed by a hook kick! Constantine leans on the ropes, right above the inferno behind him, Tyrone runs and smashes him with an elbow to the face! Constantine almost goes over the top ropes,but not quite! Tyrone runs across, bounces off the far ropes and runs fast at Constantine....The Power Trip picks him up and jumps over the top ropes, twisting him in mid air and slamming him with a spine buster right through the halogen bulbs, then through the table!!! The flaming chairs catapults in the air and lands far from the wreckage, almost into the crowds. The crowds went wild in MSG!!
Copeland: COLLATERAL DAMAGE THROUGH THE 36 CHAMBERS OF MAYHEM!!!!
HOLY SHIT! HOLY SHIT! HOLY SHIT! HOLY SHIT!!!
WZCW ring crews are quickly putting out the fires to reveal both men laying next to each other in a pile of charred, broken table and glass. Both men have dozen's of little cuts and soot all over them.
Cohen: What do you think of that Conner?! Talk about a crazy landing!
Connor: This is the craziest thing I've ever seen, let's take a look from this reverse angle....oh my god...Constantine twists him in mid air, they crash through everything....this might be the last time we see Tyrone in a wrestling ring.
THIS IS AWESOME! CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP! THIS IS AWESOME!
Constantine barely makes it to his feet, he's covered in soot and cuts all over him, his hairline cut also got worse and it's now the blood is running down past his nose and mouth. He picks up Tyrone and rolls him in the ring. He falls down in exhaustion. He struggles to roll inside the ring himself. He drapes an arm over Tyrone...1......2......3!!!
NO!! TYRONE kicks out! Tyrone barely got his arm up! Constantine rolls over, too tired to try another pin. The crowds exploded again at the kick out. Both men lay in the middle of the ring, torn up, breathing hard, cut up, sweaty and exhausted. Constantine uses the ropes to pull himself to his feet. Tyrone remains on his back, barely conscience. The Power Trip stands up the heavy duty garbage can nearby, open part down. He puts the chain on top of the can, he rolls out of the ring, then eventually climbs back in with a black pouch. He opens the pouch and pours hundreds of thumb tacks all over the top of the garbage can. He grabs Tyrone's hair and hauls him to his feet. He picks him up, then walks over to the turnbuckle. He sets down Tyrone on the top buckle. He lays in three hard right hands to the face of the Hollow One that almost makes him topple over. Constantine slowly climbs the turnbuckles in front of Tyrone. He puts Tyrone's head in his arm then drapes his arm back for a superplex!!! But Tyrone suddenly grabs the top rope just in time, blocking the superplex! He punches Constantine in the ribs, over and over and over again! He grabs Constantine's hair and lays in three hard head butts! Constantine loses his grip and falls back!!! But at the last second he grabs Tyrone's hair! He quickly goes for the superplex again!! But Tyrone blocks it again!! HE SUPERPLEXS CONSTANTINE OVER THE RING POST TO THE OUTSIDE OF THE RING!!!! BLAM!!!! BLAM!!!! Constantine crashes through the two stacked tables he set up earlier!! Tyrone falls spine first on the ring post and then awkwardly twists sideways, he falls and bounces hard off of the ring steps!! He rolls on to the exposed concrete floor and torn up padding! The crowds exploded again!!
HOLY SHIT!!! HOLY SHIT!!! HOLY SHIT!!!
Copeland : Can you believe this JACK!!? What carnage! What is it going to take to end this?!!
Cohen: That has to be it Seabass! There is NO WAY these guys can come back from this! This match is over!
Eight paramedics rushed down to ringside. They cleared the broken tables away from Constantine and quickly checked his vitals.
PLEASE DON'T DIE! PLEASE DON'T DIE!
The head paramedic motioned to the back for a stretcher. Referee Akiyama looks confused in the ring as he leans through the middle ropes and talks to one of the medics himself. They place the stretcher down near Constantine, who wasn't responding on the mat. He looks completely knocked out. Two paramedics called over the mustached head medic to check on Tyrone. He looks at Tyrone and checks his vitals. The other two medics returned to Constantine to prepare him for the stretcher. The head medic slowly picks up Tyrone, THEN GIVES HIM A CLASSIC DELAYED PILEDRIVER RIGHT ON THE CONCRETE FLOOR!!! The head medic jumps up and does an air guitar while laughing. He rips off his mustache then gives the crowds a double devil horns.
Copeland: No! This is not right! Somebody has to do something about this!
Cohen: That head paramedic must be a huge Mark Keaton fan!
Connor: Knock it off Jack! That's obviously Remarkable Mark Keaton! Mr. Banks must have ordered him down to help out Constantine!
Mark Keaton proceeded to knock out paramedics left and right with lefts and rights. He clotheslines one right over the barricade and into the crowds, who are booing him really loudly. He hauls Tyrone onto the stretcher and straps him in. Tyrone was clawing at something nearby but gets a boot to the arm, then a final strap in. The rocker quickly went over to Constantine and uses smelling salts to revive him. Eventually they both pick up the stretcher and slide it into the ring. A big team of refs and security rushes out to kick Keaton out of the match. Keaton tries to fight them off but he gets ushered out, his damage was done in this match. Constantine stands over the strapped in Tyrone, he falls to his knees and covers him.
NO! Tyrone held up the straight razor! He cut an arm free and raised his arm for the kick out! He quickly starts cutting himself loose. Constantine rolled around on the mat, completely pissed off at the lost opportunity, he grabbed the chain off of the garbage can and let the tacks stick into his hand, he doesn't care at this point. He swung the chain like a whip at Tyrone, but the Hollow One ducked and bounced off of the ropes, he nailed Constantine with a superkick, followed by the Kinshasa...CLICK CLACK!!! The crowd explodes in MSG!!! Constantine fell back, right onto the garbage can, crushing it down half way and getting hundreds of tacks stuck in his skin. Tyrone rolls Constantine over and pins him....
MSG explodes in cheers!!!
Copeland: He did it!! Tyrone Blades defeated Constantine!!
Cohen: I can't believe it!! What a match!!!
Harrys: The winner of this bout....and NEEEEEW WZCW Mayhem Champion!! Tyroooooooone Blaaaades!!!
Tyrone staggered to his feet, he was covered in cuts and soot, his clothes were full of rips, the crowds were still going crazy as he slowly raises the Mayhem Championship over his head. He eyes Mr. Banks standing at the top of the ramp holding his chest. Tyrone Blades allows a big smile to appear on his face as he raises the belt towards Banks this time.
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Leon: For 527 days Titus Avison has held the EurAsian championship. Let us take a look at this historic reign, the so called EurAvison era.
Leon: After a year long absence Titus returned to WZCW at Celtic Park in Glasgow. That run started in the traditional Titus way, the fans cheering him. That was about to change at Lethal Lottery VII where he had a severe attitude change. At Meltdown 122 he took on the newly crowned champion Theron Daggershield in a non title match and defeated him.
Management had a dilemma. Dr. Zeus had just won Lethal Lottery and was due to take on Dagger Theronshield at Kingdom Come. Since his return Titus had defeated both. Would management want to put Titus into the Championship match? Before they could decide Titus, now embracing his surname Avison, asked for a EurAsian title shot.
Why? Management asked. Well he wanted to make up for earlier defeats for the belt and wanted to make it the grandest prize in WZCW.
Now at Apocalypse he faces his biggest foe yet. He says no man can defeat him, however this is no man. This is Kagura. She says they will start to tell legends of that woman. We're about to find out.
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Harrys: Ladies and gentlemen, this match is scheduled for 1 fall and will determine the EURASIAN CHAMPIONNN!
Copeland: Well, ladies and gentlemen, this ought to be one of the contests of the night. A lot of talking has been done in the lead up to this match and now neither can really afford to lose it. Is it the time of Kagura to cast off the chains of oppression and claim, quite possibly, the richest prize in the game? Or does Titus continue his gargantuan streak?
Cohen: Either way, Seabass, this is going to be an all-out war between two fierce rivals – both of whom have something massive to prove to everyone watching tonight. This is going to be a real contest and a real battle.
After a few moments, the challenger to the EurAsian Champion makes her way through the curtain to a warm welcome from the assembled masses. The lights in the arena dance around to the beat of the music and Kagura seems pleased with her welcome from the fans. She allows a dainty smile to spread across her face as she bows to the audience and then begins making her way down the ramp.
Copeland: And when you think of people who have something to prove tonight, none more so than Kagura. I don't think she'll mind me saying that she has found herself at a stand still of late and, upon earning the opportunity to challenge a mid-card champion, she has embraced it with open arms.
Connor: You are so right, Seabass. This opportunity has really brought the best out of Kagura and everyone has been utterly impressed with what they have seen from her. She has looked very impressive and driven inside the ring lately, too. She's going to need all of that savvy to get the better of the EurAsian Champion though.
Kagura continues down the ramp, enjoying the reaction from the fans as she makes her way through them. Kagura reaches the bottom of the ramp and timidly climbs the steps. Upon entering the ring, she moves into the centre of the canvas and gives the fans one more bow of respect. She takes off her entrance gear and waits for her opponent in a rather understated kind of way.
Cohen: Kagura does seem focussed, I'll give you that, Cat. But here comes someone with, unbelievably, with something to prove!
As the lights in the arena go out, the tron above the curtain flickers into life. Through the clouds that soon appear on the screen, three figures seem to be mildly visible. After a few seconds, the EurAsian Champion makes his way out onto the stage to a chorus of boos. He bows his head and then raises it suddenly. Behind him, the clouds begin to clear to reveal three golden numbers... 5... 2... 7!
Copeland: Well, these fans might not like it very much, and they are letting Titus know all about it. But the fact of the matter is that today marks day 527 of his EurAvsion reign. A simply incredible feat from someone so legendary...
Cohen: Well, thank you, Seabass! Finally a bit of credit for one of the finest superstars that has ever walked into this company. He's done it all and yet... AND YET! He still manages to find new and amazing ways to propel himself into the stratosphere of success!
Titus gives the fans a laugh and then makes his way down the ramp. Everyone on the ramp is booing him and trying to get into his face but Titus doesn't seem to care one iota. He reaches the bottom of the ramp and stares at the opponent who waits for him. He allows a look of determination to cross his features before pointing back to the titantron and laughing. He mounts the steps and gets into the ring to meet his opponent for the first time.
Connor: This is going to be a match for the ages, I can just feel it. More than anything else, these two just plain don't like each other and that's the most telling thing about this match. It's going to be spectacular.
Both competitors finally make the ring and the anticipation from the audience is palpable. Titus raises the EurAsian Championship above his head and parades around the ring, trying to show it off to everyone who will see him. The fans are already on his back but it doesn't seem to bother the EurAsian Champion in the slightest. Amongst the wave of booing directed at him, the current Champion sports the biggest smile imaginable as Kagura stands in the corner of the ring – not rising to the bait of the Champion. The referee takes the Championship from Titus and holds it high into the air himself. The crowd let out a gutteral noise of excitement as they feel Titus' time has finally come. Titus backs into the corner as the referee hands the belt off to a person at ringside and then signals for the bell.
Copeland: Well, folks, this is not going to be a match for the feint at heart. Titus has held onto that Championship for well over 500 days now and he is not going to give it up to anyone without a Hell of a fight.
Cohen: Kagura might have been on a roll recently but she's to be in the ring tonight against someone on the ultimate wave of momentum. Titus is as close to a big match player as we have ever had. When the pressure is on, Titus raises his game accordingly. Tonight will be no different, mark my words.
Connor: You have to wonder just how important it is that he faces off against a woman in there tonight though, Jack. A lot has been said about his alleged fear of women in the last few weeks and months. Tonight we will see just how much that will play on his mind.
Both competitors begin circling the ring as the match starts. Titus can already be seen mouthing insult towards Kagura but the exterior of the challenger seems very calm and collected. Titus gives a laugh to try and get under the skin of his opponent but, again, Kagura refuses to rise to the bait. Finally, the two competitors come together in the middle of the ring with a tie-up. The two battle for the early advantage but neither is able to swing the pendulum of momentum their way. Finally, the two break cleanly as Titus now begins to sport a venomous look as he stares right into the eyes of Kagura. Once again, the two come together in the middle of the ring with a tie-up. But it is the challenger who finally gets things started, managing to use the momentum of Titus to her advantage and nailing him with a hip toss that sends him crashing to the canvas. Titus gets back to his feet instantly and runs at his opponent, the red mist descending as he charges. But Kagura, once again, seems to be one step ahead – using his momentum against him and moving out of the way, causing him to collide with the turn-buckle and falling out of the ring. The fans are on their feet as Titus struggles to keep up with the early pace of his opponent and a look of confusion and anger begins to spread across his features. He makes his way around the ring until he comes to the time-keepers table. Grabbing a microphone from his table, Titus pauses for a moment as the booing rains down on him again.
Connor: It seems as though the fast start to the match has been just too much for the EurAsian Champion, folks. And now, it seems, he's-
Titus: You shut your damn mouth!
Titus stares right through Cat Connor as he pauses again. He looks right into her eyes as she sits in a stunned silence. The look fury on the face of the EurAsian Champion is like nothing we have ever seen before.
Titus: As you well know, the EurAsian Championship is exclusive to Meltdown. And you, Connor... Connors... Whatever you are called are exclusive to Ascension! Christ it's no wonder that people think I have a vendetta against women when they are actively trying to get under my skin and put me off in the biggest match of Kagura's life.
Connor: You have to be joking me? I'm not going anywhere!
Titus waits for a moment, waiting to see if Cat Connor will move of her volition. As it becomes clear that she will not bow down to his desires, he begins slowly moving towards her menacingly. As he gets closer, Sebastian Copeland and Jack Cohen get to their feet and begin moving away from the desk, realising that this is not something they want to be a part of. Cat sits in her chair, frozen stiff from fear as the EurAsian Champion slowly walks towards her.
Titus: Listen here! I am the EurAsian Champion and one of the hottest commodities in this business. You are a nothing announcer that only works one night a week! Get the hell out of that chair and get out of the God-damn arena!!
The fury on Titus's face is clear for everyone to see as he leans over the commentary table and into the face of the woman announcer. For a moment, Cat just looks at him pleadingly but Titus is unrelenting. The referee tries to wave Titus back into the ring but he does not move his gaze from Cat. Suddenly, Cat begins collecting her things and gets out of her chair. A sick smile appears on the face of the current EurAsian Champion as she takes off her headset and moves around the table. She looks back at Titus, who is unmoved by her plight, and begins moving around the ring and up the ramp. Finally, Titus drops the microphone and begins mounting the steps once more. She allows a massive smile to appear on his face as Cat disappears through the curtain to a massive swell of booing from the fans.
Copeland: I have never seen anything so disgusting in all my life, Jack. Titus has absolutely no right to send Cat away like that. It doesn't matter what brand she commentates on, she has called the action in hundreds of EurAsian matches up until this point without a problem!
Cohen: I hate to say it, Seabass, but Titus does have a point. The Championships are exclusive to one brand or another and so are you and Cat. Maybe she should never have been out her during these matches? If you think about it, maybe he is just correcting a mistake that has been right under our noses?
Copeland: What a load of rubbish, Jack! And you know it! The way he intimated her, I hope he has hell to pay later on tonight. Hell, I hope that Kagura sets things straight right now, impartiality be damned!
Titus finally makes it up the steps and gets back into the ring. Kagura shakes her head in disgust as Titus laughs manically. But his laugh is cut short as Kagura makes a dash for him. Titus shows his veteran instincts, however, and ducks under the top rope. The referee has no other choice but to tell Kagura to back off. But as she does, Titus catches her with a punch to the jaw. The surprise nature of the blow sends Kagura reeling backwards. Titus, knowing that his opportunity to begin mounting some offence is nigh, ducks back under the ropes and takes Kagura down with a running clothesline. The fans are booing once again but the EurAsian Champion doesn't seem to care one iota. He stands over the challenger for a moment, looking down at her. Suddenly, he begins stomping her mercilessly. The fans boo again as Titus drives his boot right into the chest of his opponent. Kagura struggles to get away but, eventually, manages to grab onto the bottom rope and gets the rope break from the referee. But Titus is in no mood to allow Kagura off the hook so easily. He grabs her by the hair and pulls her back to his feet. He peppers her with some stiff shots to the jaw that drives her back into the corner. Titus looks into her eyes for a moment before driving the back of his elbow right into the side of her face. Kagura falls to one knee under the onslaught of the attack from the Champion. Titus quickly backs away from Kagura and then runs at her, punishing her with a running knee to her face and torso. Kagura hits the canvas for the first time in the match as Titus moves back into the middle of the ring and raises both of his hands in celebration.
Copeland: As much as I hate him for it, Titus seems to have found a new gear in this match after ejecting Cat Connor from ringside.
Cohen: You see, Seabass! He was right after all.
Copeland: I didn't say that, Jack. And, ultimately, he used that tactic to get under the skin of everyone in this arena – including Kagura. He didn't get to this point in the match fairly, put it that way.
Titus lowers his arms and turns around to spot Kagura getting back to her feet slowly. He moves over to her and grabs her by the hair, pulling her backwards by her locks and causing her to crash against the canvas – the back of her head colliding with the unforgiving wrestling platform. The referee immediately scorns Titus but Titus does not care in the slightest. Allowing Kagura to move on the canvas, he watches her intently. After a few moments, he suddenly drops to his knees and lock in the sleeper hold to his opponent. The fans are on their feet as Titus clenches his jaw and wraps his arm around the throat of Kagura as tightly as he can. Every now and then, he pulls his body backwards, stretching out the body of his opponent and wrenching in more and more pressure to the neck of Kagura. Kagura looks pained but as the cheers of the fans begin to pick up for her, she begins reaching out for the bottom rope – trying desperately to reach the ropes before she passes out. With one final lunge towards the ropes, she reaches out to her salvation and makes contact.
Copeland: Wow! What heart from the challenger, folks. Kagura knows that this is her shot to propel herself into the glorious halls of the WZCW history books. You could see it in her eyes that there was no way she was going out like that. So impressive.
Cohen: Maybe so, Seabass. But Titus is well in control of this match and that seems like the way this match is going to go unless Kagura can get herself into the swing of things and fast.
The crowd takes a collective breath of relief as this match continues and the referee pulls the EurAsian Champion from his prey. No sooner has the hold been broken than Titus is right back onto Kagura, pulling her from the ropes and grabbing at her legs. Kagura;s desperation is clear for everyone to see, however. She kicks out at Titus and manages to shove him away with one leg. She scurries towards the bottom rope but is soon grabbed by an adamant Titus. He pulls her towards him once more but it suddenly countered by a stunning drop-toe hold out of nothing! No sooner does Titus hit the canvas than Kagura has locked in the reverse chin-lock. Titus struggles against it but with the hold locked in, Kagura can get some measure of revenge.
Copeland: Wow! What a counter from the challenger there, folks. Kagura has been on absolutely scintillating form heading into this match but found herself on the back foot for a long time there. She really needs to make this period in the match count. She really needs to punish the EurAsian Champion as much as she can.
Cohen: Absolutely, Seabass. Titus has shown everyone that he has what it takes to take a match deep into overtime and can hurt you from all different angles. He is a veteran of this sport and knows the ring like the back of his hand. Kagura needs to put the brakes on his offence and that move looks like the right way to do it.
Kagura levers back on the hold as she doles out a measure of revenge for the actions of the EurAsian Champion only moments ago. The fans are on their feet as Titus allows a look of pain to cross his features and reaches out for the nearby ropes. Just as he is about to reach the bottom rope, Kagura gets to her feet and pulls Titus across the ring and into the middle of the squared circle. The fans at ringside hit fever pitch as she quickly gets back into position and locks in the chin-lock one more time. Titus lets out a yell of agony as she levers back on the hold once more – the ropes seemingly so far away now. If Titus is going to get out of the hold, he is going to have to do it the hard way. As Kagura continues to keep him in the hold, he raises one hand above the canvas, looking as though he is about to tap. But as he looks to bring his hand down, he suddenly manages to find the strength to roll through the move and put Kagura on her back for the pinfall. The referee quickly transitions and begins counting the fall! 1... 2... Kick out from the challenger! The hold is broken as both competitors lie on their backs in the middle of the ring.
Copeland: Oh my god, that was so close! Titus just proved you right there, Jack. He knows how to transition from any predicament and make it work for him. You just have to wonder what damage being in that hold for so long would have done to the back of the EurAsian Champion.
Cohen: I've been in that hold, Seabass. It is not somewhere that you want to find yourself for any amount of time, never mind that long! Titus looks exhausted at the end of that and Kagura doesn't look to be in much better condition. This match has started at a fantastic pace but that will soon show on the gas tanks of these two warriors.
Both Kagura and Titus roll over onto their stomachs and then up onto their knees. Both are leaning against one another but soon put enough space between them to start trading vicious shots. Kagura leathers Titus with a stunning right hand that sends him reeling backwards. But he soon fires back with a stiff shot of his own that sends Kagura onto her back. She allows a look of determination to cross her features as Titus slowly gets to his feet and waits for her to do the same. Kagura uses the ropes to get back to a vertical base and is soon welcomed by Titus running at her. But, just as before, Kagura seems to have the EurAsian Champion very well scouted. She immediately ducks and scoops Titus over the top rope with a stunning back body drop that sends him crashing to the mats outside the ring. The fans are on their feet as Titus comes crashing down. And their reaction is only intensified as Kagura makes her way over to the corner of the ring and begins climbing the turn-buckles. Once at the top, she soaks in the adulation of the crowd and then launches herself from the top rope – connecting with a beautiful flying knee all the way to the outside of the ring. Titus catches it flush on the jaw and hits the floor once again.
Copeland: What a stunning move from the challenger, Jack! Kagura must know deep within herself that she has to go to extensive risks to put Titus away here tonight. Everything is working against her and history is most certainly on the side of the Champion. She has to take him to the very limit to stand any chance.
Cohen: Very true, Seabass. Kagura needs to realise that no one has been able to beat Titus when it gets to crunch time. And if she's going to be that person that finally takes the belt from him, she's going to have to go to the places that no one else could. That move was just one way to do it. Beautifully executed.
No sooner has Kagura hit the mats than she is on her feet. She garbs the hair of the EurAsian Champion and begins pulling him back to his feet. The fans are willing strength into her arms as she pulls Titus to his feet and rolls him under the bottom rope. Kagura gets into the ring and immediately covers her opponent. But Titus immediately puts one leg on the nearby rope and the referee will not count the fall! Kagura finally notices the action of the Champion and gets to her knees. She runs her hands through her hair in frustration but soon swallows the pain of being denied at this opportunity and gets to her feet. Kagura moves over to the corner of the ring and lies in wait for the EurAsian Champion. As Titus begins getting to his feet, the fans seem to come alive once more. They know that Kagura has plans for Titus and the Champion has no idea what they are. Titus finally reaches his vertical base but is soon met with the image of Kagura running at him. She goes for the shuffle side kick. But Titus, somehow, manages to drop to one knee and dodge the attack. Missing the move knocks Kagura off balance as she turns around, the EurAsian Champion is waiting for her. TIT DROP!! Titus lands his finisher as the crowd get to their feet in a stunned malaise. Unfortunately for Titus, Kagura hits the canvas and the impact sends her rolling out of the ring and onto the mats below. Titus cannot believe his bad luck as he watches his opponent escape the pinfall.
Copeland: I don't believe it! Kagura has just been saved in this match by nothing other than luck. That would surely have been the end of this contest but Titus now needs to get Kagura back inside the ring to cover her!
Cohen: More importantly, Seabass, Kagura needs to get herself back into the ring. Remember that Titus has a Champions advantage in this match and a loss by DQ doesn't do anything but gift the Championship right back to the Champion.
Titus scurries under the bottom rope and to the outside of the ring. He pulls at Kagura but she is amongst a dead weight at this point. Realising that he doesn't have to cover her to keep his Championship, he gets back inside the ring and quickly corners the referee. He tells the ref to begin counting the count-out and then pushes him towards the ropes nearest to Kagura. The crowd boo as the referee holds his first finger up, starting the count and putting the challenger under an immednse amount of pressure.
1... 2... 3... 4... 5...
Suddenly, Kagura begins moving on the outside of the ring. The fans are on their feet as Kagura reaches out for the ring apron and begins pulling herself back to her feet.
With that, Kagura slumps back to the mats – the effects of the recent Tit Drop weighing heavily on her body and her ability to get back into the ring to continue this fight.
Kagura begins pulling herself back up, the crowd willing her up with every single pull of the apron and every second that goes by. Titus looks on with his mouth ajar and a look of shock on his features.
One final surge of energy from the Challenger sees her rise to her feet and back into the ring to beat the 10-count. Titus can hardly believe what he is seeing but a look of venom soon crosses his face as he begins thinking of further punishment for the challenger.
Copeland: What heart from Kagura, ladies and gentlemen. That move has put the very best to the sword in the history of this company and it took something very special for Kagura to pull herself off of the floor and get back into the ring there. The damage may have been done but Kagura has shown herself to be the sort of Champion that this company needs.
Cohen: Normally, I would disagree with you, Seabass. But that was a wonderful feat of heart and courage from the challenger. Titus had beaten the very best in the business with that move and Kagura removed her name from that list in some style.
Titus walks over to Kagura, who seems utterly spent at this point. He puts his boot across her stomach as she lies motionless on the canvas – laughing as he demonstrates his dominance. Suddenly, however, Kagura grabs his leg and pulls him back to the canvas. She looks to get into position to lock in the FOURTH DANCE but Titus is struggling against the hold. The two struggle for position as Kagura looks to lock in her finisher but, against all odds and all of the reaction of the fans, Titus manages to scurry towards the bottom rope and holds on for dear life. Kagura has no other choice but to let go of the hold and Titus is saved from a punishing finishing move. The look of relief on the Champions face is clear for everyone to see as he urges the referee to move Kagura back and allow him to get back to his feet.
Copeland: The title reign of Titus was well and truly under attack there, Jack. Kagura has, just like Titus, gone through so many people with that submission hold. If she had managed to lock it in there, we may have been looking at a new EurAsian Champion after all this time.
Cohen: Well, I've said it before and I'll say it again now, Seabass. Kagura has impressed me with how much heart and spirit she has shown in this match. So many people would have been beaten when they were hit with the Tit Drop. Not only is she still in this match, she could have won it right there.
As Titus matches Kagura in getting back to his feet, the fans sound their appreciation for the match and the show that these two great competitors have put on for them. Titus tells Kagura to get back but Kagura wants nothing more than to keep this match going and probably capitalise on the advantage that she now commands. Titus urges the referee to come close to him as he demands Titus give him a moment to catch his breath. The referee does walk over to Titus but Kagura is hot on his tracks. As Titus pulls the referee close to his person, he leans over the referee and sticks a thumb in the eye of his opponent. No sooner has this happened that he has barged past the referee and is on Kagura. He turns his around and nails her with THE TIT DROP one more time! Titus covers his opponent and, unbeknownst to the referee, puts his feet on the bottom rope for more pressure on the pinfall. The referee counts the fall! 1... 2... 3! This match is over!
Copeland: God damn it! Titus has used every trick in the book to get the better of Kagura here tonight. You have to feel so damn sorry for the challenger here tonight. She showed great heart and courage but Titus has, once again, cheated to make sure that he holds onto his Championship at all costs. Despicable but nothing more than we have come to expect from Titus.
Cohen: It's not often I agree with you, Seabass. But the way Titus went about finishing off that match is nothing short of deplorable. Kagura and these fans deserved to see this match come to a natural and fair conclusion. Titus has robbed them of that and, perhaps, it would have been a very different result if he had.
Copeland: Either way, Jack, there are two things that are clear, here. Kagura is going to be less than pleased by Titus and the way he finished this match. And second, he doesn't deserve to hold that Championship any longer. He's not my champion, that's for damn sure!
Harrys: Ladies and gentlemen here is your winner... And STILL WZCW EURASIAN CHAMPION... TITUS AVISON!!
With that, Titus is gifted his EurAsian Champion and immediately rolls out of the ring. He holds the Championship aloft as he stumbles up the ramp. He doesn't even stop to congratulate himself for a moment on the stage before disappearing behind the curtain. He knows how close he came to losing his Championship and getting the hell out of harm's way is priority number one right now.
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The opening drum beat to Marilyn Manson’s ‘The Fight Song’ begins the video package. It quickly shows us flashing, back and forth, images of WZCW World Heavyweight Champion Justin Cooper and the number one contender, Garth Black.
‘But I'm not a slave to a god
That doesn't exist’
Clips of Cooper and Black battling for the very first time at Ascension 67 with both returning to the company.
‘But I'm not a slave to a world
That doesn't give a shit’
Several angles of Cooper hitting the Final Verse and smiling as his hand is raised. It cuts to Garth Black leaning through the ropes and spitting as Cooper laughs at the top of the stage.
Garth Black: He thinks this is some kind of game. Just wait until this Sunday when I finally put that cheap imitation down for good. They say it’s his last match, he’s leaving with the title belt they say? Not on my watch. If this is the last time Justin wrestles in WZCW, it’ll be by my hands, my actions, it’s my decision... not his!
The video package transitions to shots of current day Garth Black walking around with the World Championship that he stole from Justin Cooper. The scratched nameplate still bearing the name of the rightful World Champion.
‘And when we were good
You just closed you eyes’
The second encounter several years later, Ascension 112 is highlighted. Both men having achieved remarkable success, Black a World Champion and Cooper now a Lethal Lottery winner.
‘So when we are bad
We'll scar your minds’
Shot of current day Justin Cooper wrapping his fists with tape.
Clip of current day Garth Black boxing in the gym.
‘Fight, fight, fight, fight’
Cooper is shown pinning Garth Black in their second encounter.
‘You'll never grow up to be a big-
We see several shots of the most recent rivalry between the two men, Black stealing the World Championship and the big confrontation with the security force. Cooper revealing himself in disguise and beating Black with a police nightstick.
‘They'll just cut our wrists like
Cheap coupons and say that death
Was on sale today’
The THIRD encounter between the two men is shown, Aftershock: The Awards Special. Justin Cooper walks into the match as the NEW World Champion and defends against Garth Black following Kingdom Come.
‘And when we were good’
They fight, more heated and the result is closer than ever before with Black complaining about the officials but once again...
‘You just closed you eyes’
In quick succession, all three Cooper vs. Black matches are shown and the final three count for each. Cooper standing tall at the end of all of them is highlighted as Black is left furious inside the ring on each occasion.
‘So when we are bad
We'll scar your minds’
A split screen occurs of Justin Cooper and Garth Black walking in the darkness towards the WZCW World Heavyweight Championship. It sits on a podium in the middle of a giant arena, nobody else there, nothing but the opponent to stop them claiming the title.
Cooper looks up and charges forward...
Black spits to the side and runs into battle...
They collide and the video package stops. No sound, no vision, just darkness until it switches to a shot of Justin Cooper, without his title, standing with his back to the camera.
Cooper: He can’t beat me.
As he turns around the body transforms into Garth Black, holding the stolen World Championship, a huge smirk on his face.
Black: I already have.
The final shot of the video package is Garth Black stroking the World Championship, his fingers tracing the nameplate bearing Cooper’s name.
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Copeland: It's been an eventful night here at Apocalypse, we have seen two new champions crowned already, will there be a third? Justin Cooper defends the WZCW World Heavyweight Championship against Garth Black, in a Last Man Standing match!
Cohen: No doubt in my mind Seabass, Garth Black's already got possession of the WZCW World Heavyweight Title, tonight all he does is make it legitimate.
Connor: You must remember though Jack, Justin Cooper has already successfully defended the title against Garth, he must have all the momentum on his side coming into tonight.
Garth emerges from the backstage area with the WZCW World Heavyweight Championship strapped around his waist. He takes a long drink of water while the crowd begins booing him loudly. It doesn't seem to phase the challenger as he begins making his way down to the ring, looking in the camera as he motions to the title yelling out that Cooper won't be getting this back tonight. He walks up the steps and enters the ring, taking one final drink before tossing the bottle into the crowd before unstrapping the World Title and holding it high into the air to more boos.
The crowd pops loudly as Justin Cooper slowly makes his way out from the back, the usual smile on his face gone as he stares down the ramp directly at Garth. He makes his way down the ramp, deliberately taking his time as his eyes don't leave the challenger and the WZCW World Heavyweight Title. He climbs up the steps and enters the ring, climbing to the second turnbuckle as he points up to the sky before turning and hopping off the turnbuckle, and the two combatants immediately get into each other's faces, until referee Jun Akiyama is able to separate the two of them.
Copeland: The match has not begun yet and already Cooper and Black have started jawing at one another.
Harrys: The following contest, is a Last Man Standing Match, and is for the WZCW World Heavyweight Championship!
The lights dim down as a spotlight shines down around the center of the ring, Cooper motioning that he wants his belt back while Garth simply smirks at the champion.
Harrys: Introducing first the challenger, from the Last Chance Saloon, weighing in at 15 stone, Garth Black!
Garth steps into the center of the spotlight as the crowd boos loudly, holding the WZCW World Heavyweight Championship up high as he gets right up in Cooper's face once again. Cooper doesn't retaliate to his credit as he stares up at his title held up by his challenger.
Harrys: And his opponent, from Sydney, Australia, he weighs in tonight at 210 pounds, he is the WZCW World Heavyweight Champion, Justin Cooper!
The crowd cheers loudly as Cooper steps into the center of the spotlight, pointing up at the sky one more time, but is suddenly attacked by Garth with the title belt! Cooper hits the deck as Black immediately begins stomping away. Akiyama grabs the title belt and holds it up quickly before handing it off and signals for the bell as Cooper backs up into a corner, only to allow more stomping by Black. The crowd boos loudly as Black steps back from Cooper, gloating at his sneak attack as Cooper tries to pull himself back up.
Connor: What an unnecessary cheap shot by Garth Black! He's trying to gain every advantage that he can in this match.
Cohen: So what's the problem Connor? It's a last man standing match, there is no rules in this match! Garth is playing it smart here and keeping Cooper grounded immediately.
Cooper gets back to his feet but Black is immediately on him, delivering hard right hands as Cooper just cannot get out of the gate. Black whips him across to the other side. He backs up and loads up Getting On The Wagon as he charges forward, but Cooper is able to get out of the way at the last second and Black eats turnbuckle. Cooper spins him around and begins unloading stiff shot after stiff shot before pulling Garth to the ropes and whips him across, connecting with a tilt a whirl backbreaker! Garth hits the mat and immediately rolls to the outside. The crowd boos as Garth paces around outside taking his time which only frustrates Cooper. He sits down on the middle rope, motioning for Garth to get in the ring. Garth climbs up onto the apron as Cooper backs off. As Garth gets a leg over the rope, Cooper rushes forward but Garth slips back out and pulls Cooper throat first across the rope. Garth slides back in quickly and grabs Cooper from behind, delivering a hard German Suplex sending Cooper's head crashing into the bottom turnbuckle. Black gets up and immediately motions for Akiyama to count, who obliges him.
Justin covers the back of his head from the whiplash of the suplex, reaching out and grabbing the rope as he tries to struggle back up.
Cooper gets back up but is met with an elbow to the face from Garth. Garth whips him across to the other corner again, and climbs up and starts delivering the beginning of the 12 Step Program. After the fifth punch however, Cooper lifts Garth up and drops him face first onto the turnbuckle!. Garth bounces off and stumbles away from the corner, but is hit with a flying shoulder block from Cooper! Garth is sent flying through the ropes to the outside with a bad fall. Akiyama starts the ten count as Cooper slowly gets up to one knee.
Garth begins to pull himself together as he crawls over to the steel steps, holding his right arm close to his body as he reaches out with his other hand, pulling himself up onto the steel steps. He breaks the count at four, as Cooper slides to the outside, kicking Garth square in the stomach before grabbing him, spinning him around and throwing him shoulder first into the steel steps! The crowd pops as Justin yells out, holding his arms up as Black holds his right arm in more pain.
Copeland: Cooper has recovered from the surprise attack from Garth earlier, and has taken full control of this match.
Cohen: Garth hurt his arm on that awkward fall out of the ring. This match needs to be stopped and rescheduled!
Connor: Well the match is going now Jack, but I agree that the arm injury could play a pivotal role. Cooper has sensed that and is now attacking the weak point.
Cooper lifts Garth back to his feet, realizing that wasn't enough to keep the challenger down. He grabs hold of Garth's arm and pulls him forward, slamming Garth's shoulder into the ring post. He does it over and over again as Garth yells out in pain. Cooper comes back around the ring post and pulls Garth's arm behind him, sweeping the leg and delivering the Devil Lock DDT, driving the right shoulder hard into the ground in the process. Garth rolls out of the way, just trying to create some distance but Cooper doesn't let him, grabbing Garth and tossing him into the ring. Cooper picks Garth up and whips him into the ropes. He lifts him up for a flapjack but Garth shifts his weight and delivers a huracanrana! Cooper gets flipped around and sent across the ring as Black tries to shake some feeling into his arm but Cooper is right back on the offensive, delivering shots to the back as Garth tries to get to his feet. Black blocks one strike and jumps up, connecting with an enziguri! Cooper stumbles backwards and turns his back towards Black as he tries to regain his bearings, but Black suddenly goes low, chopping Cooper's leg out from underneath him. Cooper buckles backwards, yelling out in pain as Black keeps hold of the leg, getting to his feet as Cooper grabs hold of the bottom rope, but Black lifts up and slams him face first into the mat before lifting the leg up and driving the knee down hard into the mat. Cooper pulls himself out of the ring, holding his knee as Garth grabs hold of his bad arm as he stares down at Cooper.
Cohen: What a great strategy by our soon to be champion! You can't get back to your feet if you've got a bad wheel!
Copeland: Both of these men now working with apparent injuries in this match.
Black drops down and rolls out of the ring, looking at Cooper who has yet to get up. Akiyama has started the ten count, but Black doesn't seem to care as he goes under the ring and retrieves one of the chairs remaining. He holds it up as the crowd boos loudly while Cooper tries to get back to his feet but Black swings hard and connects right on the bad knee. Cooper grimaces in pain as he hops on one leg, but Black doesn't let up, swinging hard into the knee again as it sends Cooper to the ground. Black walks around the downed champion, as Cooper continues to hold his knee in pain. Black lifts the chair up and drives the edge of it right into the knee before turning and driving it into the chest of Cooper. Black throws the chair away before grabbing Cooper and dragging him by the leg, wedging the leg between the post and the steps. Coope tries to pull his leg out but Black blasts him in the face with a kick. Black lines it up and kicks the steel steps as hard as he can, crushing Cooper's leg between the post and steps and he immediately cries out in pain but still can't get his leg free. Black kicks the steps again and again, leaving the champion in agony as Garth walks up the steps, staring down at Cooper as Akiyama begins the ten count.
Connor: No, this match can't end like this!
Cohen: Black came in with the perfect strategy, Cooper has nowhere to go!
Cooper frantically kicks at the steps trying to free his foot!
Cooper finally gets his bad leg free! He tries to get to his feet but his leg gives out on him.
10...NO! At the last second Cooper leaps and holds onto the barricade, both feet underneath him to break the ten count as the crowd goes crazy. Cooper holds himself up as his leg can barely hold any weight. He collapses to a seated position as Garth watches on with a cold look on his face. He slowly saunters down the ring steps as Cooper tries to knock some life into his leg. Garth lines in up and clotheslines Cooper over the barricade into the stands. Garth climbs over as Akiyama follows closely behind. Garth grabs hold of Cooper and drags him up but Cooper hits a few elbows to the midsection, before surprising Black with a Step Up Knee Strike! Black falls backwards as the attack connects flush on the jaw, but Cooper yells out in pain as he used the bad knee. Akiyama starts the ten count for both men now.
Both men slowly begin to stir as Cooper stretches his leg out, Black pushes himself up to one knee, shaking his head to clear the cobwebs out.
Both men get to their feet but Cooper capitalizes first with a hard right, sending Black backwards through the stands. Black turns around and delivers a hard right of his own, and suddenly the two begin exchanging bombs, back and forth as the crowd cheers and boos appropriately. Black goes for another haymaker but Cooper ducks under and lifts him up, delivering the Mic Drop! Cooper hobbles backwards as Garth grabs his shoulder in pain yet again, somehow both men taking damage from the attack. Cooper stumbles over to Garth and picks him up, dragging him over to the sound tables. He rolls Garth onto one of the tables before climbing up after him. He pulls Black up but Black is able to connect with a low blow! He suddenly lifts Cooper up for the Black Out! Cooper struggles and is able to slip out from behind and locks in a full nelson and suddenly drives Black through the second table with Final Verse! The table shatters as the two men collapse through it, neither men moving as the crowd goes wild cheering for Cooper.
Connor: Cooper and Black both went through the table, but it appears Black took the worst of it!
Cohen: Cooper is willing to do anything and everything to cling to his title! He has to get up! If he can survive Cooper's best shot this match is his!
Akiyama checks on both competitors, clearing out the rubble while neither
man is moving at all as the crowd continues to cheer loudly for Cooper to get up. Akiyama steps back and begins the ten count once more!
Finally both men begin to stir, but both look like the lights are on but no one is home. Blood trickles down Garth's face, having caught a sharp edge on the way down. Cooper slowly pushes himself up off the ground, while Black simply flips over onto his back.
Black sits up and slowly gets to one knee, as does Cooper, the stamina of both men could not be questioned after tonight. They begin exchanging weak punches, Akiyama waving off the count though neither are to their feet knowing the importance of the match. The hatred burns in both men's eyes as they punch away at one another. They slowly get to their feet as they continue to throw bombs, each strike gaining in strength. Cooper goes to suddenly whip Black but Black counters, sending Cooper careening into a pile of chairs that fans had gotten out of at the last moment. Black follows him into the chairs, throwing them to the side before grabbing Cooper and slamming him head first repeatedly into a chair, Cooper getting busted open now as well. He grabs hold of Cooper and drags him towards the side of the entrance stage, grabbing hold and delivering a belly to belly suplex right onto concrete. Cooper lies prone on the ground as Black slowly pushes himself back up onto his feet, lifting his arms up as his face dawns the crimson mask more and more. Akiyama begins the ten count but Garth shoves Akiyama away, blinded with rage at Cooper as he begins delivering mounted punches. Cooper tries to weakly defend himself, until Black suddenly gets up, pulling Cooper up by his arm and onto his shoulder, delivering the Black Out! Cooper collapses to the ground as the crowd boos loudly at the devastating move.
Cohen: That's it! Justin Cooper is done for!
Copeland: Garth Black just connected with the Black Out, and I think you're right Jack, Cooper looks knocked out!
Akiyama checks on Cooper before administering the ten count.
Garth stands right in front of Cooper, bending down to trash talk the champion before standing and holding his arms up again in victory.
But suddenly Cooper stirs! He grabs hold of Black's trunks, trying to drag himself up to his feet. Garth stares down at Cooper, his eyes widening with anger, seething at the mere fact Cooper is trying to get back up. The crowd roars as Cooper stares through his own blood up at Black. Garth grabs hold of Cooper's hair, pulling him to his feet. Cooper wobbles from all the damage, and Black simply shoves him over. Akiyama begins the ten count once more, but suddenly Black is swept out from under his feet! Cooper suddenly has hold of some wire, and has wrapped it around Black's legs and tripped him down! Cooper quickly ties the cable around Black's feet, dragging him on the ground as Cooper crawls weakly along the ground. Black tries to kick the cable off but fails to. Cooper slowly pulls himself to his feet as the crowd roars loudly, a knowing smirk forming on his face as he pulls himself up onto the entrance stage.
Cohen: What in the? This is absurd! This isn't the way to win a Last Man Standing Match!
Connor: Whatever means necessary Jack, and Cooper just caught Garth off guard!
Akiyama stars the ten count as Black tries to escape the cable, kicking his legs as much as he can before pulling himself towards any ledge he can find.
Black pulls his legs in and begins frantically trying to pull the cable loose!
Black is able to get free of the ropes! He grabs onto the ledge of the entrance stage and gets to his feet!. Cooper's smile disappears but he walks over to Black and tries to pull him up but Black spins around and wraps the cable around Cooper's neck! Black pulls back as hard as he can, Cooper trying to grab at the cable as the oxygen slowly saps away from him. The crowd boos loudly as Black pulls back even harder on the cable, and soon Cooper is down to one knee, finally getting a finger under the cable. Black leans into it, but Cooper suddenly springs to his feet with whatever adrenaline he has left and rushes into Black and the two go directly through the secondary tron screen!
Copeland: Cooper and Black go right through one of our screens on the entrance stage! The lengths both of these men are willing to go to show just how much the World Title means to both!
Cohen: That screen is coming out of Justin Cooper's paycheck! He just destroyed company property!
Akiyama rushes to the site of the crash, as well as medical personnel. They clear the wreckage as both men are down again, immediately checking on the battered and bloodied bodies of the competitors. Blood trickles down Garth's arm and face, while blood pools down the face of Cooper. Both Cooper and Black seem to have expended all their energy.....and yet, there's movement from Cooper! He rolls over onto his back, coughing harshly a red mark lining his neck from the cable while Black wipes away some of the blood from his face. Cooper can't help but laugh as he looks over at Black still moving, more disbelief that they're even moving. Cooper tries to sit up, wiping his face with his hands as he stares down at the blood. Black stumbles through the shattered pieces of the screen, falling to his knees as Cooper crawls out onto the entrance stage. The two men look towards one another, and their hatred renews once more. The two get to their feet slowly, stumbling towards one another as they talk trash, even through all the blood letting. Black goes to strike but Cooper ducks under, trying to lock in the full nelson for another Final Verse but Black counters with a devastating judo throw that sends Cooper off the entrance stage onto a set of tables! Black looks down at Cooper, before looking up at the titan tron. The crowd begins buzzing as the gears begin spinning in Black's head.
Connor: Oh no, he's not thinking about that is he?
Cohen: Oh yes he is Cat! The final nail in the coffin for Justin Cooper!
Black suddenly turns and begins climbing with a vigor onto the frame of the titan tron, before slowing down considerably due to his arm. Referees and medical personnel look on, trying to convince Black to get down. Black ignores their please however, and begins climbing higher and higher, and soon reaches about three fourths of the way up the tower! He turns and looks down at the prone Cooper. Black points up to the sky one final time as he steadies himself!
Copeland: Oh my god! Black don't do this!
Black launches himself off the side of the tower frame with the leap of faith! He comes flying down towards the ground but just before impact Cooper is able to roll out of the way! Black crashes through the tables, sparks flying everywhere as electrical equipment is suddenly short circuited from cables being pulled.
Referees and personnel rush to the side of the stage, yelling for them to turn the power off down in that area. They clear yet another area of rubble as Black lies amidst wood, monitors, and electrical cables. Cooper pulls himself to his feet as Akiyama mercifully begins the ten count.
There's no sign of movement from Black as they continue to try and clear the carnage all around him.
Suddenly a referee is shoved away as Cooper looks with his eyes widening.
Cohen: He lives!
10.....NO! Black slowly emerges from the rubble, holding onto two referees to steady himself. He shoves the referees away as he stares at Cooper through glassed eyes. He stumbles forward, barely able to keep any sort of balance, in fact dropping to one knee. Cooper stumbles towards him and locks in the full nelson. Black tries to struggle, but there's nothing there as Cooper delivers Final Verse one more time! Cooper rolls over onto his back, pushing himself up to one knee as Akiyama starts the ten count once more.
Akiyama calls for the bell as Cooper collapses to the ground, Black's eyes closed as medical personnel rush to his side to start tending to him.
Harrys: Here is your winner, ANNNNNNNNDNNNN STIIIIIIIIIIIIL WZCW WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION, JUSTIN COOOOOOOOOOPER!
An official rushes up to Akiyama and hands him the WZCW World Heavyweight Title, who awards it back to its rightful owner. Cooper clutches the title close to his chest as the crowd cheers loudly. He slowly pulls himself up onto the entrance stage, staring at the title that was stole from him.
Copeland: What a world title match we had here tonight! Years have been taken off these two men's careers for sure.
Cohen: Despite going through a table, despite going through our very expensive screen, and despite falling fifty feet through the air, Garth Black still was able to stand up one final time.
Connor: Justin Cooper survives the Last Standing Match, and he leaves here tonight, still our WZCW World Heavyweight Champion!
Cooper gets to his feet and walks over to the center of the entrance stage, holding the WZCW World Heavyweight Title high into the air as Garth Black is still tended to as the show comes to a close.
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Justin Cooper versus Garth Black - Ty
Titus Avison versus Kagura - Dave
Xander LeBelle versus Batti - Killjoy
Constantine versus Tyrone Blades - Jeff
Eve Taylor versus Flex Mussel - Jeff
Mark Keaton versus Mikey Stormr-----------
Cooper: This show isn't over yet!
Blood stains the face of the reigning WZCW World Heavyweight Champion as he staggers towards the ring. Barely able to stand after a brutal Last Man Standing Match, the crowd give him a standing ovation as Cooper rolls underneath the bottom rope. It’s a significant effort to pull himself to a vertical base but the joy of having the World Championship back in his possession shows, even through his crimson mask.
Cooper: If you don’t mind, ladies and gentlemen, you too kids, I’d like to take this moment to say something.
The punishment sustained during the match clearly visible on the face of Cooper and his entire body. He is struggling to breathe as he adjusts the World Championship on his shoulder.
Cooper: My career has been going for the past seven years. I had my first match seven years ago against some of the greatest of all time. Guys like Sam Smith, a legend of the Elite division, and Barbosa, the standout and World Champion from our group of misfits. When I walked into this company I came in with one of the largest talent pools ever.
A slight pause as he struggles with the pain.
Cooper: I had to earn everything I ever got because the talent on the roster was so deep. There were no easy matches when I walked into this company. You had to prove yourself every week and it’s because of everyone that ever competed here, whether it was five days, five months or five years, you all contributed to making me better. I was pushed by my peers to get better and that’s what I aimed to do each time I entered this ring.
The crowd cheer.
Cooper: That was seven years ago... wow, time truly flies.
Several crowd shots, fans around the arena are standing as Cooper wipes his face.
Cooper: But seven years is a long time, perhaps too long. My journey began in 2010 and it cannot go on forever. At some point every career must come to an end. Whether it be Derek Jeter...
Huge cheer from the New York crowd.
Cooper: Austin Reynolds or Theron Daggershield from our own WZCW family. Our journey all ends at some point and when I came into this business I set a goal. I wanted to become World Champion. I did that. I became World Champion on the grandest stage of ‘em all; Kingdom Come 8.
A small tear drips down Cooper’s cheek.
Cooper: I achieved my dreams after seven years. I’ve been through tables, chairs, climbed ladders... I’ve done it all. My body is hurt. Tonight, I came in with a promise. A promise I made to myself. I promised that tonight would be the end.
Boo! The crowd cannot believe what they are hearing. Justin Cooper is retiring!
Cooper: Tonight is the end...
He pauses, looking down and then slowly bringing his eyes back to look at the crowd. As he goes to speak the lights go out.
Copeland: Hold on folks, it seems we’re having technical difficulties at the moment. We are going long with the pay-per-view at the request of WZCW World Champion, Justin Cooper, who was rumoured to be retiring after this event. It seems he is in fact hanging up the boots.
Connor: As they try to fix the lights, let me say what a way to go out for Justin Cooper. In the main event, as World Champion, in Madison Square Garden, go out on top and enjoy your retirement, Justin. I’m proud to have called some of his matches.
Without warning, the lights return but this time Cooper is not in the ring alone. Behind him stands three men, Mark Keaton, Xander LeBelle and Andrew Adonis – three out of four members of Vis Imperium. Fans around the arena are shouting trying to get Cooper to realise.
Copeland: Vis Imperium! Cooper doesn't know. Oh my, we’ve seen the damage they can do tonight.
Without looking behind him Cooper stares directly into the hard camera.
Cooper: It’s time to end this charade!
The three members of Vis Imperium step forward and stand next to Justin Cooper. He turns left and then right, nodding at all three men and patting Mark Keaton on the back.
Cohen: YES! IT WAS TRUE ALL ALONG!
Copeland: I-I-I-I wait...
The crowd is confused, they don’t know what they are seeing as Cooper begins to hug each man. He turns back to the audience with a smirk on his face.
Cooper: I have danced when you said dance. I have jumped when you idiots asked me to jump. I have answered your calls, signed your autographs and taken your stupid pictures. No more! It ends now because you fans make me absolutely fucking sick!
It’s a stunned silence as Cooper unloads, spit flying from his mouth as he speaks.
Cooper: I have had to suppress every bit of hatred I have for you no good losers and you people were convinced that I gave a damn about any of you. For over a year I have tainted my legacy by becoming a puppet to the masses. I have served you like a common dog, I barked on command and had to deal with the disgusting feeling of knowing that I was an inspiration.
Vis Imperium nods accordingly, Keaton even clipping the World Championship around his best friend’s waist.
Cooper: I once told you that a hero is a villain yet to be discovered. Well, here I am. I AM THE VILLAIN! I have always been the villain and now I stand at the top of the mountain with the one thing that drove me. The one thing that made sucking up to all your pathetic people worth it; the WZCW World Heavyweight Championship.
He turns back to Vis Imperium and leans on Xander LeBelle for support, Andrew Adonis wipes some blood of the World Title and backs up.
Cooper: This right here is the future of professional wrestling. This is Vis Imperium, a new era of dominance and excellence. Unbound by the filth of the original. John, as I’m sure you know by now, as your wounds of failure begin to sting and fester, you not only lost the Mayhem Championship tonight but you lost EVERYTHING! Don’t be confused, this isn’t a new member of Vis Imperium. I am no member.
All four men exchange a look, the crowd still in a stunned silence, and then Cooper delivers his final words.
Cooper: I am the leader of Vis Imperium.
The stunned silence continues, almost echoing, throughout the arena as the pay-per-view comes to a close. Justin Cooper, the reigning WZCW World Heavyweight Champion, standing with Vis Imperium (Mark Keaton, Xander LeBelle and Andrew Adonis) as their new leader.
Copeland: I don’t even know what to say.
Connor: It was all a lie. Mikey Stormrage was right.
Cohen: Remember what I said at the start of the night? I promised Vis Imperium would walk out with gold! They lost the Elite Openweight Championship and the Mayhem Championship but they've gained the World Championship! I was right! Vis Imperium just got even stronger than they were. They have the World Championship and the undisputed best wrestler on the planet, along with one of the favourites to win the Gold Rush tournament. Who on earth can spot them now?
The final image is Cooper, Keaton, LeBelle and Adonis standing in the ring and the crowd utterly silent. Vis Imperium reborn under the guidance of World Champion, Justin Cooper.
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