[YOUTUBE]755MMp2GijM[/YOUTUBE] * PYRO * * PYRO * * PYRO * * PYRO * * PYRO * As the pyro blasts in the background the camera circles the sold out arena here Charlotte, North Carolina. Thousands of fans are going wild, jumping up and holding their homemade signs proudly, trying to get just a split second on the worldwide leader in professional wrestling. The atmosphere is full of excitement after a history making Lethal Lottery event and after an action packed Meltdown we now turn to Ascension. As always we are greeted by the announce team of Cat Connor and Jack Cohen who are sitting at ringside to call all the action here tonight. Connor: Welcome to the hottest professional wrestling program in the world! I’m Cat Connor, and we are live coming to you from the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina and what an event we have planned for you tonight. A huge main event is on offer but before we get to that allow me to introduce my broadcaster colleague, Jack Cohen. Cohen: Glad to be here, Cat. I’m just as ready for this show as you are since coming out of Lethal Lottery. The dust has settled and we are now focusing on Kingdom Come 8. I can’t believe it’s been eight years already and on Meltdown we had the confirmation we were all waiting for, Mikey Stormrage will defend the WZCW World Heavyweight Championship against Justin Cooper in the main event of Kingdom Come. I don’t think anybody could have called that a month ago, it’s truly shocking. Connor: A very surprising main event after Justin Cooper shocked the world at Lethal Lottery by defeating 29 competitors to earn his spot in the main event. Tonight he goes one on one against the man who fell just one step short; Garth Black. I’m sure he’ll be fired up to get back on track and to figure out where he belongs on the Kingdom Come card. Just a few short days ago Garth Black thought he’d be main eventing the show. Cohen: You can never be sure of anything in this business. Just ask Eve Taylor, she was the odds on favourite to win the Lethal Lottery and now what is she going to do? Where does she fall on the card for Kingdom Come? How is she feeling after losing and not even making the final four? She has a match against Mark Keaton, a man who pulled off another incredible upset, I still don’t understand how he overcame Vis Imperium, but is Eve Taylor going to be able to focus on this match with all the drama surrounding her defeat? Connor: It makes for a very interesting show and we also have the new Elite Openweight Champion, Noah Ryder, in action against Veejay. Can you believe we saw King for a Day cashed in during the Lethal Lottery? Cohen: The kid is lucky he didn’t cash in on Titus Avison. He’d have walked away with nothing. He made the smart move by cashing in on Logan McAllister but I’ve heard rumours all day that McAllister isn’t his usual self. We all saw the shots of his son crying in the front row after his father lost the title. Logan is surely going to be looking for vengeance. Anderson: Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome the winner of the 2016 Lethal Lottery Match... Justin Cooper! [YOUTUBE]49IggXV_1sg[/YOUTUBE] The crowd comes to their feet as the music echoes throughout the arena. With a huge smile on his face Justin Cooper steps out from behind the curtain onto the stage and waves to the crowd. They greet him with a wave of cheers and the winner of Lethal Lottery stands proudly with his half of the WZCW Tag Team Championships in his hand. He’s suit is dark grey, black shoes and his watch is a collection of diamonds on a field of gold. Cooper begins walking down to the ring as the fans shout his name, he walks over to the barricades and pats some of the younger fans on the head and takes some pictures with those who have their phones out for a quick snap. Cohen: Look at that main event money! He’s got a new suit and that watch... how many diamonds are on that thing? I once thought this guy was great when he spoke his mind and stood up against the pathetic whiners but lately he’s started crying more often than not. Even I’ve got to admit that what he did last Sunday was extremely impressive and he is clearly soaking in the rewards of his victory. Connor: Justin Cooper has worked for six years to achieve this moment. He’s going to the main event and we heard what Mikey Stormrage had to say on Meltdown until Justin’s tag partner, Mark Keaton, interrupted. That’s another question we have for Justin, what are his thoughts on the Tag Team Championships and how will he handle that situation? Cohen: Hopefully we’ll get some answers from him right now if this crowd could relax for a minute. This response is so loud I can barely hear myself think. Cooper struts around the ring and listens to the crowd cheering him on. His championship slung over his shoulder, a smile on his face and a microphone in his hand, Justin Cooper steps towards the ropes and leans forward. His eyes flick up towards the camera and he laughs. Cooper: Didn’t see that coming, did you? A cheer goes up from the crowd and Cooper steps back into the middle of the ring. He wipes his forehead with the back of his hand and adjusts the title belt. Cooper: First off I want to say thank you to all of you who have supported me whether it was from the beginning, six years ago, or the last few months. Without the support of the fans I wouldn’t have made it where I am today. This past year has seen a shift in my career, I went from a rebel, a loudmouth, a cult leader and a fool to standing here today as one half of the greatest team tag of all time, the 2016 Lethal Lottery winner and one half of the main event of Kingdom Come. Again the crowd cheers. Cooper: I also want to say thanks to my brother, my tag partner, my best friend in the entire world and the man who has helped shape me into the competitor you see right now. Mark, thank you and thanks again for giving me back my half of the WZCW Tag Team Championships. I know you liked having both and while it’s true, I have vacated my half of the titles by order of WZCW management as far as I’m concerned I’m still a champion until they send somebody to come take this from me! To a loud response of cheers Cooper hoists the WZCW Tag Team Championship high above his head. He brings it back down and places it over his shoulder, running his fingers over the nameplate which has his name on it. Cooper: I never wanted to be in this position. I was happy with regaining the WZCW Tag Team Championships. Truly, all I wanted was to stand by my brother and fight against Vis Imperium. I’ve experienced some of the best times of my life since joining the tag division as Cooper and Keaton. But that for the moment is at an end. For the moment my sights are on a prize which I thought I could never hold. Mark and I have spoken and he’s given me his blessing as I have given him the same and we both agree that while our paths are different at Kingdom Come, we will still be by each other’s side. He pauses and looks around the arena. Cooper: Last Sunday my life changed when I won Lethal Lottery. My path became much different than I thought it would be. I now have the chance to become World Champion and all I have to do is beat one guy. That’s the kicker, that’s the funny part about it. I beat 29 competitors on Sunday to earn my place and now I only have to beat one guy. Now I didn’t know Mark was going to be on Meltdown, I had nothing to do with it but seeing him standing against Mikey Stormrage it made me realises just how important friendship is. I’m going to main event Kingdom Come. I’m going to become World Champion and Mikey Stormrage, I’ll do it with my friends by my side. Where are yours? Because when I stumble into the darkness I have fought so hard to escape, I have people who pull me back. Mark Keaton, whether you fans like him or hate him, he forever stands with me and he has my back. Who has your back, Mikey? A hushed silence comes over the crowd as they listen intently. Cooper wipes his forehead again and smirks. Cooper: You’ve turned every single friend you’ve ever had against you and now you stand alone. Nobody comes to your aid, nobody cares to save you and I don’t see anybody coming down to this ring to make a claim on your behalf. That is where we are different. That is what makes me better than you. You, Mikey, have tossed away every friendship you’ve ever had. From James Howard, Matt Tastic and all the way to Eve Taylor. Where were they when you become World Champion? Where was the celebration? At Kingdom Come when I beat you I’ll have people who care about raise me off my feet and they cheer and cry tears of joy. They’ll hoists the title up proudly because when one of us wins, we all win. That is what makes us different. I have people who care about me unlike you who stands alone at the top of a mountain. Well, it gets cold on the mountain top and Mikey... sometimes you fall and you’ve got nobody left to catch you. [YOUTUBE]Uz1Jwyxd4tE[/YOUTUBE] Immediately the crowd turns and watches as Garth Black steps onto the stage. Just like last week he doesn’t enter the ring but stands on the stage, a microphone in hand and his free hand curled in a fist. He paces back and forth until he points down towards Justin Cooper. Black: Shut your mouth! Friends and friendship? The hell is this, huh? What has happened to professional wrestling that the main event of Kingdom Come is going to be two fools parading around trying to figure who has more friends. You both have no friends, you both suck! The crowd mostly boos with a few people still giving a slight cheer but it is drowned out against the sea of the masses. Black looks ready to explode, he stomps the steel grate under his feet and rubs the top of his head. Black: I was so close! I could see the main event of Kingdom Come and this company snatched it away and replaced me with two bumbling fools. Fine, this company wants to die than let it die but don’t come running back to me when you can’t pay your bills. I should be in the main event, I was World Champion and I want my damn rematch and I want it right now! Inside the ring Cooper laughs and that visibly annoys Garth Black. The former World Champion shakes his head violently and points once again. Black: Something funny? Huh, you got something smart to say? Oh, I’ve heard you talk for long enough. You’re worse than that woman last week who didn’t know when to shut her mouth. Look what happened to her at Lethal Lottery. She failed just like I said she would. I’m better than all three of you; Stormrage, Taylor and especially you. I can’t wait to prove it tonight when I kick your ass in the main event and prove to these blind masses that I am the rightful competitor to be in the main event of Kingdom Come. Again Cooper laughs but this time he manages to get out his thoughts before Black cuts him off. Cooper: Sorry, it’s just funny because I won twice at Lethal Lottery while you lost twice. Feel free to keep trying to convince yourself that you’re better than me. Hopefully you might get there with that 2012 Justin Cooper act you’re putting on but most likely you’ll end up burning out and running away and history will remember you with the likes of Ricky Runn. Black’s eyes near pop out of his head and he charges down to the ring. Cooper looks ready to fight, he drops the title and throws off his suit jacket. The crowd rises to their feet as Black climbs onto the apron, Cooper is waiting for him to enter the ring but slowly Black dismounts and begins walking away with an arrogant smirk on his face. He picks up the microphone at the top of the ramp. Black: You’ll get what’s coming to you later tonight in the main event. I’ll wipe that stupid grin off your face and send you back down the card where you belong. This is the main event and you don’t belong here. I don’t care how many friends you got because none of them can save you from me. He throws the microphone down the entrance ramp and walks backstage. Inside the ring Cooper picks up his suit jacket and tosses it over his shoulder and then places the WZCW Tag Team Championship over it. The crowd gives him a cheer, though some have cooled off a little after the harsh comments he had for Mikey Stormrage. He gives them a wave and begins making his way up the entrance ramp. Connor: What do you make of what we have just seen? From Justin Cooper officially announcing he has vacated half of the WZCW Tag Team Championships to those words he had for Mikey Stormrage. Is the old Justin Cooper back? The man who would do anything to win and cheat his way to the top or is Justin Cooper giving Mikey Stormrage a harsh reality check? If you thought this World Championship Match was going to be a friendly affair I think you are in for a shock. Cohen: It’s mind games. Cooper has been around the block many times and he sees how weak Mikey Stormrage is in mental warfare. You just saw Garth Black do the same. He’s trying to get in Cooper’s head just as Cooper is trying to get in Mikey’s. I think Cooper could be in real trouble tonight since his focus is all on the main event of Kingdom Come and not on Garth Black. Connor: Be sure to stay tuned because Cooper vs. Black is our main event of the evening. What will happen when these two superstars collide in the ring? And how have the words said by Justin Cooper here tonight changed the landscape of the WZCW World Heavyweight Championship picture? I cannot wait to see Stormrage and Cooper standing in the same ring for the first time ever, we don’t know when that will be but I sense that this road to Kingdom Come is going to get personal.