Meltdown opens backstage where we see Triple X being attacked by a group of wrestlers. We soon see that the group of attackers are Conner Reese, Brent Blaze, and a new WZCW wrestler, Dustin Hunter. Triple X keeps all three men at bay with kicks and punches. He throws Hunter into a wall and knocks Blaze down with a kick, but then Reese is able trap Triple X’s leg and keep him pinned near the wall. Blaze and Hunter come in and start to punch Triple X. He keeps trying to fight them off, but then Reese lifts X off the ground and slams him onto the floor. The three men start to stomp on Triple X and it looks like may have him trapped. Suddenly WZCW Security personal step in and begin to detain the three men from attacking Triple X. Big Dave walks into the scene. Dave: That’s enough of this, get off him! I will not have my wrestlers attacking each other over some bounty. The WZCW security remove the three men from the scene as Dave and an EMT check on Triple X. [YOUTUBE]k91Squ7as54[/YOUTUBE] Copeland: Hello everyone and welcome to Meltdown 84. I’m Sebastian Copeland alongside Jack Cohen and if you just tuned in you witnessed Triple X being attacked by three men backstage prior to the start of the show. Cohen: And this is what happens when you anger an Elitist like Steven Holmes. The money Holmes has put on Triple X’s head is more than most make in a year. To tell you the truth, even I wouldn’t mind taking my chances one time. [YOUTUBE]_4IRMYuE1hI&feature=player_embedded#[/YOUTUBE] The crowd boos loudly as Steven Holmes walks onto the stage ramp. His has in his hands a mic and a large wade of bills. He shakes the money and raises his hands to the audience who boo him loudly. Copeland: And now we see the man who put the bounty on Triple X’s head, Steven Holmes, make his way to the ring. Perhaps we will learn more about what he has against Triple X. Holmes is inside the ring and smiles smugly at the audience and then speaks. Holmes: This isn’t about Triple X at all. That piece of scum. That wretched, diseased, rodent. He is simply someone of many different people who deserves this coming to him, but I have not placed this bounty on him for anything he has done to me or any threat you all think he is to me. This was done because of Big Dave. He had the power to name me number one contender. He could’ve prevented all of this suffering, all of this chaos on his shows. He didn’t, be blindly chose to ignore and punish me, so I have now punished him. Holmes holds up the wad of money and shakes it in front of the crowd. Holmes: This is power right here, and I have lots of it. Look what I have done, just one week ago I put this bounty on Triple X’s head and Meltdown opens with three men attacking him. Who knows, maybe next week I can get ten different wrestlers to brawl backstage in front of Dave’s office. The week after I could have them all dismantle the ring to open Meltdown. Wouldn’t that make such a great show Dave? Holmes laughs as the crowd boos him loudly. Holmes: But it’s too late now Dave. You refused to give me what I had rightfully earned so now I’m going to dismantle your precious Meltdown until it is no more. I have the power to do it because I have more control over your roster than you do. In fact, a little display of that control. I have in my hand $10,000, and I will give it to the first wrestler in the back who comes out here and kisses my feet. Holmes laughs and looks up the ramp to see who will come out. The audience boos and Holmes laughs at them when... [YOUTUBE]G1ltJ60u-w0[/YOUTUBE] The crowd cheers and Holmes sneers as Triple X walks out onto the stage ramp. He does his signature X symbol and then walks down the ramp. X takes a mic from Harrys and enters the ring, Holmes with an angered look on his face. X: Don’t get too excited Holmes, I’m not out here to kiss your feet. Holmes: Then leave and quit wasting my time. I would think wisely about attacking me because if you lay one hand on me I will double the bounty placed on your head. We’re going to be seeing fans jumping over the barricades to get their little hands on you. X: No Steven, as much as I want to beat the crap out of you, I’m not going to lower myself to your underhanded tactics. I’m not going to feel any better about myself if I beat your little pale ass around this ring right now. My biggest problem with you Steven is your lack of respect for me and everyone else in the back. Money isn’t going to bring you respect, in fact you’re disrespecting everyone in the back waving those dollars. I don’t want your respect and I don’t think I’ll ever get it, but do you know what will make me feel a little bit better about myself, is if I beat your ass inside the ring. The crowd cheers loudly as Holmes looks towards X in anger. X: I’ve beaten you before in that ring, 1... 2... 3. One of the biggest upsets in WZCW. And as such, a lot of people think maybe it was just a fluke. I know you probably tell yourself that before you go to sleep every night. I want to put that notion to bed. Steven Holmes, I want another match against you. Are you man enough, do you accept my challenge? Triple X lowers the mic as the crowd cheers. Holmes looks around at the audience and then speaks. Holmes: No! I don’t accept. Now get out of my way. Holmes drops the mic and walks right by Triple X. Holmes straddles through the ropes and as he leaves, Triple X grabs his hand and rips the wad of money from Holmes. Holmes drops to the floor and realizes what Triple X took. Holmes slides into the ring, but X rolls out and jumps through the crowd. Holmes stares at Triple X as he walks towards the exit surrounded by WZCW security personal. X takes the band off the money and begins to throw the bills out into the crowd. Holmes is irate as Triple X turns back and laughs at Holmes. Copeland: Holmes refused Triple X’s challenge and it’s suddenly cost him $10,000. Cohen: Somebody should arrest Triple X, this is grand larceny. Copeland: And I’m sure there’s nothing illegal about Holmes’ bounty. Well folks, Meltdown is rolling and coming up next Mayhem Champion Vega takes on the undefeated Brent Blaze. Will the new comer be able to take down the red hot champion. We’ll see that match after this break.