* PYRO * * PYRO * * PYRO * * PYRO * * PYRO * Connor: We are back with Ascension coming to live just days after the historic Kingdom Come event. Thank you for letting us into your home once again. Im Cat Connor and as always, Im joined by my broadcast partner, Jack Cohen. Jack, after a very successful Meltdown event, whats going through your mind in the world of WZCW? Cohen: Its an exciting time, CC. Weve got a new World Champion, a new Elite Openweight Champion and Vis Imperium retained. Ascension is the place to be tonight. These fans here are in for a treat. Weve got an action-packed show tonight. Constantine against Mark Keaton the battle of Vis Imperium. What a main event! Connor: We will also see Xander LeBelle, or perhaps his manager Andrew Adonis, against Batti. Thats going to be a test for either man as Batti is so unpredictable. You really cannot plan for her. Itll be interesting to see what happens and how the most intelligent duo deal with Batti. [YOUTUBE]7dh4VItvIl4[/YOUTUBE] Anderson: Ladies and gentlemen, would you please welcome, Austin Reynolds! The crowd cheers as Reynolds makes his way out onto the stage. He is dressed casually, jeans and a t-shirt, and still shows the aftermath of his vicious match against Abel Hunnicutt. A few bandages around his shoulder area and he lets out a groan as he slides under the bottom rope while entering the ring. Cohen: TRAITOR! This man absolutely disgusts me with the way he has acted over the past few weeks. Betraying Vis Imperium and going out of his way to nearly cost them the tag titles. Does he have no integrity, CC? Is this man truly without any respect for him or his peers? Connor: Austin Reynolds stood up for himself in a way that has connected with the WZCW fans. He has gotten a lot more support from them lately than ever before. He stood up for what was right and slayed the monster, Abel Hunnicutt, at Kingdom Come. He was a big underdog but he pulled off the win. Cohen: Well, Im sure youve heard the rumours. Apparently, that may have been the last time we ever see him compete. Hunnicutt hasnt been heard from since his defeat to Austin Reynolds. Connor: Thats not the only rumour Ive heard today, Jack. Cohen: What are you talking about, Cat? Spill the damn beans. What have you heard? Before Cat can reply, inside the ring Austin Reynolds has a microphone in hand and has begun signalling for silence. He looks around at the crowd, smiling, and lifts the microphone to his lips. Reynolds: Ascension. What can I say about this place? Ive had some of my greatest victories and suffered my most horrible defeats right here. Battled the best, the elite in this business, and Ive worn the Elite Championship in one form or another twice, representing this brand of WZCW proudly each time. Its safe to say that Ascension is my home. The crowd cheers and Reynolds nods his head. Reynolds: So, what better place to do this than my home. Ive wrestled for a long time. Ive had a great career. I took Ty Burna to the very limit during his yearlong undefeated reign. Runn Reynolds Runn, you guys remember that? Ive had a lot of fun times in this ring and made so many memories that I not only will I remember forever but also that you fans will remember long after Im gone. Another cheer goes up, many in the crowd chanting Thank You Reynolds as the Ratings Winner takes a moment to soak it all in. Reynolds: Come on guys, dont make this harder than it already is right now. Look, you can only do this for so long. I came back for one final run. I wanted to get my life back on track and wrestling was the way to do that. Its all Ive ever known but now Im ready to embrace the next chapter in my life, Im ready to embrace my family. To do that I need to close this chapter, I need to end this run and say goodbye. The camera shows several signs made by fans with Reynolds mentioned. Some fans are crying as Reynolds take a breath. Reynolds: Before I go, I want to say thank you. I want to thank every fan of WZCW. You have made my life so much better and now I want to take what you all gave me and pass that onto my family. To my peers in the back, I thank you for pushing me to the limit and making me discover that next level of will power I didnt know existed. Finally, I want to thank my family. Its not been easy but I hope that through this wild ride we have come out stronger and united, thank you so much. His eyes begin to water and Reynolds brushes his face with the sleeve of his shirt. The crowd cheers and Reynolds takes a final look into the camera. Reynolds: This is farewell my friends. Its been a hell of a ride. Its as I said on day one, Hey... just leaving now... You wont believe whats going to happen... Im going to be a huge star! Another cheer from the crowd and Reynolds looks up, his eyes watering as the fans chant his name. Reynolds: I wasnt just a huge star I am, and as will be, the Ratings Winner. Farewell, my friends. The microphone drops onto the canvas. Its thud echoing, the fans rise and clap their hands together as the lights dim to give Austin Reynolds a spotlight. He takes a bow in the centre of the ring and exits, waving to the crowd. For a moment, he seems to be thinking about heading up the ramp but instead Reynolds walks around the front row shaking hands and high fiving fans, the last time he will get to do this in his career. A final goodbye. Connor: What a farewell speech by Austin Reynolds. One of the greats to ever step foot in the ring and Im honoured to be here on his final night. A true competitor and one of the great Elite Champions we have ever seen. Not to mention his influence over the younger talent. So many growing up wanting to be him. Cohen: Ive always been a huge fan. Told everyone from day one he was going to be something. No wonder he defeated Abel Hunnicutt last night and what a way to go out. Defeating a monster at Kingdom Come as your final match. A wonderful moment. Connor: Jack, you called him a traitor earlier. Cohen: You must have misheard me, CC. Ive always had the upmost respect for Austin Reynolds. I cannot wait to see what he does in life after wrestling. I wish him and his family all the best. Im that kind of guy. Connor: Sure. As my partner mentioned we would like to wish Austin Reynolds all the best in his future. Thank you for the memories and all the hard work you put into WZCW. We would not be here without your contribution to this business. A great champion, competitor and friend to all those in WZCW. Thank you.