[YOUTUBE]IpHNqUWMINk[/YOUTUBE] * PYRO * * PYRO * * PYRO * * PYRO * * PYRO * For the first time since the incredible Lethal Lottery event we are live with Meltdown once again from Charlotte, North Carolina. The fans cheer wildly as graphics appear on the big screen of the match ups for later tonight including WZCW World Heavyweight Champion Mikey Stormrage vs. Austin Reynolds. A selection of signs are shown “1/10 higher than the average man, retest that!” and “Pay the damn light bill” are some of the more humorous options. The camera pans over the arena and comes to a stop at the announce desk with Sebastian Copeland and Jack Cohen calling the action. Copeland: Welcome ladies and gentlemen to the hottest show in the world! I’m Sebastian Copeland and we are hot off the heels of Lethal Lottery. It was an event for the ages and now we find ourselves on the road to Kingdom Come. We crowned a new World Champion and had one of the most shocking Lethal Lottery victories in the history of this company. I don’t think anybody saw Justin Cooper winning Lethal Lottery, especially with the field that we had going into the match. I’m joined by my partner, Jack Cohen. Cohen: Damn right, Seabass! Cooper pulled off a major upset but so did the new World Champion, Mikey Stormrage. He had never beaten Garth Black but managed to finally dethrone the man who had gotten the better of him for months. Truly a shocking moment and it makes for a very interesting road to Kingdom Come with a lot of questions yet to be answered. Copeland: We hope to answer some of those questions here tonight because coming right up we will hear from Mikey Stormrage and get his thoughts on his World Championship victory. We are also set to have the Eurasian Champion, Titus Avison in action as he approaches the one year mark for his title reign. He came away with the victory yet again but merely seconds before Blackjack Theron would have been crowned as the new champion. Cohen: It doesn’t matter because Titus Avison walked out as the champion. He’s going to make the one year mark and he may very well break the record for the longest reign in company history. He’s reached heights we could never dream of and yet Titus continues to get better each and every day. I don’t see anybody taking the title off him. Copeland: Finally we will announce the first inductee into the WZCW Hall of Fame for the 2016 class. I’m so excited to discover which deserving superstar is getting the honour of a place in the Hall of Fame. Cohen: I heard it was going to be me! Ha, you watch, Seabass! It’ll be good ole, Jack Cohen. Harrys: Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome the NEEEEEW WZCW World Heavyweight Champion... Mikey Stormrage! [YOUTUBE]pc2GXtwnxJU[/YOUTUBE] Mikey Stormrage appears on stage with the WZCW World Heavyweight Championship on his shoulder. The crowd gives him a huge round of a applause and Stormrage begins walking down to the ring, he waves to some fans and high fives some of them along the way. Upon entering the ring Stormrage climbs the turnbuckles in each corner and holds up the championship and poses so the fans can get a picture of him. Copeland: He’s extremely proud of what he did last Sunday. Mikey Stormrage becoming one of the very few to ever hold the World Championship for a second time and he did it all within a single year. He’s quickly becoming one of the best and it’s hard to deny him while he stands at the top of the mountain once again. Cohen: I still don’t like it. He’s joking around and so very fat. He isn’t what a World Champion is supposed to look like. I can’t believe he’s going to main event Kingdom Come. Him? That’s what is going to happen. I cannot believe it. Copeland: Believe it partner because you’re looking at the WZCW World Heavyweight Champion and his name is Mikey Stormrage. Inside the ring Mikey is handed a microphone and he places the championship on his shoulder. He waits a moment for the crowd to relax, letting the cheers slowly fade away and then he begins speaking. Stormrage: You know I honestly thought that I might never get to hold this again. After fighting so hard to become World Champion I had it snatched away by Garth Black. The man I could never beat. He had my number each and every time we faced and going into Lethal Lottery I doubted myself. I wondered if I was able to compete at this level. Did I deserve it or was I out of place? Well now I can say for sure that I deserve this, I earned this and I am the two time WZCW World Heavyweight Champion! The crowd cheers and Mikey holds the belt up and walks around the ring. Stormrage: Very few have been able to say they have held this title and even fewer have held it for a second time. I’m truly blessed and have to thank all of you for the support through the good times and the bad. You never gave up on me. You guys make this the most fun I’ve ever had. Thank you! Once again the crowd cheers and Mikey returns to the centre of the ring with the World Championship in his hand. Stormrage: It never stops however. The battle for this never comes to an end and I found that out the first time I held it. I reached the top of the mountain and thought it was over. I thought my journey was done and I could relax but what I didn’t realise was that there are guys in the back who are just as hungry as I am. I know right, unbelievable. Guys who are still searching for their first title win and that is what cost me the first time. I relaxed. I took my foot off the gas but not this time. I know what to expect. I know that the challengers are going to be coming at me fast and hard. I’m not running away or going to be caught out ever again. I’m ready! Mikey turns towards the entrance ramp and holds up the gold. Stormrage: Justin Cooper, you made history last Sunday and I respect that. I respect what you have done and the man you say that you’ve become. We’ve never faced each other or stood in the same ring. I say we change that. I say we make history so come on down because I’m ready and I know that you are to. [YOUTUBE]lAD6Obi7Cag[/YOUTUBE] With an air of arrogance upon him, Mark Keaton makes his way out to the ring. He has his WZCW Tag Team Championship on his shoulder and shows it off as he walks down the ramp. People are reaching over the barricade to touch him but Keaton only laughs and refuses to go near them. He enters the ring, grabbing a microphone on his way, and delivers a slow clap for Mikey Stormrage. Keaton: Very touching. Almost made me cry but let’s be honest about what is happening right now. You’re a placeholder for the real champion. You’re nothing more than a washed up tag team wrestler who can’t hang with the big boys. You get that? You don’t look like what a champion is supposed to be. Take a look at me. Take a look at the gold around my waist and the gold on my leather jacket, the diamonds in my ears and all the women who beg to meet me. I’m what a champion looks like not some video game loser like you. Justin Cooper is what a champion looks like. A man made in the image of a warrior. A titan amongst men and the next WZCW World Heavyweight Champion! Stormrage: Hold it, kid. You’ve been here five minutes and I’ve never met you but don’t go crowning people before they’ve even had a shot. Justin is a strong competitor, I’ve seen what he can do but he’s never faced me before. He’s never had the chance to test his strength against mine and while I may not look like the image you have of a champion, my heart is as strong as any of you. Keaton laughs and stumbles back a little. Keaton: Heart? You don’t even have the most heart in this ring. I came back from 2-1 against Vis Imperium. I made history just like Justin. He won Lethal Lottery and I become a two time WZCW Tag Team Champion. I’m the greatest tag wrestler of all time! Stormrage: Nope. That would be me. Three times. Keaton: Hey, you don’t disrespect Mark Keaton like that. Nobody gives a damn about what you did. In fact you weren’t even the top story coming out of Lethal Lottery. All the newspapers, television and radio went to us. They came to Cooper and Keaton because we stole the show. We are the biggest names and you aren’t even on our level. So let me give you some advice. Just hand over that title right now because you don’t stand a chance against Justin with me by his side. I’ll do whatever it takes to make sure he walks out champion. Stormrage’s eyes pop and he is seemingly taken back by that last comment. Stormrage: Wait a second. What the hell do you mean by you’ll do whatever it takes? Before Keaton can answer the music begins playing over the arena. [YOUTUBE]MabuNr-wQkk[/YOUTUBE] The tension in the ring is high but the attention turns towards the stage where Meltdown General Manager, Vance Bateman appears. He is wearing a fine suit and holds a microphone in his hand. He nods to the crowd who offer him some cheers. Bateman: Gentlemen, if I could have your attention for a moment. I’d like to offer my congratulations to both of you for your victories at Lethal Lottery. A wonderful achievement and I hope that it is a sign of things to come. Stormrage mouths “thank you” while Keaton holds up his championship belt and yells “Hell yeah, baby!” Bateman: I have two pieces of business to conduct at this time. Now I know we have had a lot of speculation around WZCW regarding the main event of Kingdom Come VIII. Many believed that Eve Taylor was the favourite going into Lethal Lottery and her shocking elimination has caused many to question whether or not she should be placed into the main event. The same can be said for former champion Garth Black who gave Mikey Stormrage a rematch after he lost the title the first time. Decisions have to be made and it is my job do make those decisions. A long dramatic pause takes place with all the fans leaning forward. Bateman lifts the microphone up to his mouth and speaks. Bateman: I can officially confirm that the main event of Kingdom Come VIII will see WZCW World Heavyweight Champion Mikey Stormrage compete against Lethal Lottery Winner Justin Cooper in a singles match! A massive roar from the crowd goes up and inside the ring Mikey looks very pleased. However none are more pleased than Mark Keaton who jumps around the ring. Keaton: Wooooo! Yeah, baby! That’s right. Nobody else gets to ruin his title shot. It’s all Cooper, all day and he’s your next World Champion. Get ready fatty because you’re about to lose twelve pounds of gold very soon. Bateman: Ah, Mr. Keaton. Yes, I have some news for you also. Seeing as Justin Cooper is going to compete for the WZCW World Heavyweight Championship I’m sorry to inform you that he cannot hold another championship at the same time. Seeing as you are without a partner and we must have a WZCW Tag Team Championship Match at Kingdom Come, you cannot remain a champion. Therefore it is my duty to strip you of the WZCW Tag Team Championships immediately! The crowd are stunned as Bateman vacates the titles but Keaton is shaking his head in the ring and climbs onto the second rope. Keaton: No! Wait a second. I can find a partner. I can do it. Give me a chance, boss. Just a small chance and I’ll do it. Bateman looks down the ramp and sees Keaton now on his knees begging for a chance. The tag title pressed against his chest as he pleads for a chance to find a partner. Bateman: Okay, I’ll give you one week. Next week on Meltdown if you don’t have a tag partner than I’ll have no choice but to strip you of the gold. That is my decision and it is final. The boss exits the stage and the camera zooms back in on Mark Keaton who is thanking his lucky stars over what just occurred. Mikey Stormrage exits the ring and begins making his way up the ramp whilst Keaton pulls himself to his feet and stares at his beloved tag title. Cohen: Did you just get all that? Stormrage vs Cooper is confirmed as the main event and Mark Keaton has one week to find a partner otherwise he’ll be stripped of the tag titles. What a start to the show. Copeland: We had several questions and many of them have been answered. It will be a singles match for the World Championship between Stormrage and Cooper. We will not have anybody else added to the mix which makes you wonder where the likes of Eve Taylor and Garth Black will go. Cohen: I really want to know who Mark Keaton is going to find as his partner. Could it be a new superstar or possibly a returning star of the past? Is it you, Seabass? That would be brilliant.