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BORN on the bayou
♫ NOW WHEN I WAS JUST A LITTLE BOY,
STANDIN' TO MY DADDY'S KNEE,
MY POPPA SAID SON DON'T LET THE MAN GET YOU,
DO WHAT HE DONE TO ME,
'CAUSE HE'LL GET YA, 'CAUSE HE'LL GET YA NOW NOW ♫
♫ I CAN REMEMBER THE FOURTH OF JULY,
RUNNIN' THROUGH THE BACKWOODS BARE.
AND I CAN STILL HEAR MY OLD HOUND DOG BARKIN',
CHASIN' DOWN A HOODOO THERE,
CHASIN' DOWN A HOODOO THERE. ♫
♫ BORN ON THE BAYOU
BORN ON THE BAYOU
BORN ON THE BAYOU ♫
WELCOME TO THE SHOW
[As we venture back to the arena, the Scumbag Society finishes the song with an outro-solo, fireworks ignite the stage and the fans are on their feet! Thunderous booms and screaming rockets deafen the atmosphere as the cameras pan throughout the arena, catching some of the fans' signs.]
[As Luke Knux and the Scumbag Society finish off the final verse, a huge fireworks finale erupts and lights up the entire arena like a supernova. Camera angles pan all throughout the building the catch the cheering fans.]
[As we reach the final fan-cam shot, we venture over to the broadcast booth.]
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Ladies and Gentlemen welcome to Union Battleground's Fallout pay-per-view! I am "The Doctor" Dante Reed alongside me is my partner in crime "Diamond" Di--
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - "Diamond" Dick 'I'm young, hung, and skilled with my tongue' Thrasher!
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Ha ha! Go wild tonight, Dick! Because we answer to no one tonight! Folks, you're all in for a wild ride because as far as we know, this is our last televised event! No word has been made from Owner and Promoter Axel Graves on a TV deal, so tonight, we're going out with a bang!
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - Yes! I love bangin'! But this is serious, Dante... As you all know, Spike gave us the axe this weekend, and I'm not talking about Axel Graves. So as we speak, the future of Union Battleground is up in the air!
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Well let's leave all that corporate bullshit talk to the bossman, and let's focus our attention for tonight's show. To kick things off, we will see here shortly two high fliers battle it out between Chris Andrew and Kreature. We also are continuing the trend of consecutive debuts with Ashley Williams going up against Camila Martinez.. Which, Dick if you remember, has seemingly formed an ungodly alliance with a monster of a man known as Sinister.
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - To me it looks like Camila has been hitting the bong too hard and has fallen into some sort of cult. DON'T DRINK THE KOOL AID MILA!
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Also tonight, we have a bitter rivalry that has been taking shape, where the seed had been planted during their time in WARPED Wrestling with former WARPED Evolution Champion Malcolm Dred-King and former concurrent WARPED Evolution and World Heavyweight Champion Crowbar set to slug it out.
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - Both of these guys are no strangers to vicious and violent matches. WARPED was home to their signature FnX stipulation, and I think we may see a taste of that here tonight.
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - We also have a match that was scheduled right after the end of L!GHTS OUT #8, where Britain Jade distracted Saint Saito long enough to cost Saito her shot at the Trench War Championship.
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - This has been an interesting story unfolding between Saito and Jade. Saito is an absolute compact killing machine, and has provoked the bubbly Britan Jade to the point where Brit snapped and bitch slapped the shit out of Saito. Obviously things didn't end there and the two have been in each other's business since, and we get to finally see these two go at it in the ring!
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Also scattered throughout those matches are two "One Night Only" exhibition one-off matches. XWA's Diamond Jack Sabbath taking on Dom DiBona who is representing the recently defunct AWE, and Skyfire's Aiden Deimos colliding with Seattle Pro's Blake Mitchell.
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - Those matches are Main Event worthy right there, but I'll mostly be rooting for Diamond Jack Sabbath, I mean the man has a fantastic name, don't you agree?
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - If you say so, DDT. And finally to wrap up the night, we have Anton Chase and Trixie battling one more time in a ladder match, the cryptic Nemesis taking on our broadcast buddy and newly minted WWH International Champion Drew Stevenson, Hannah Kristiansen challenging the Trench War Champion Emery Layton, and also our main event, a Falls Count Anywhere match with "The Butcher" Dick Devereaux challenging the Union Battleground Champion, "The UltraViolent Icon" Tweeder!
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - I take back my last statement... ALL of tonight's matches are main event worthy. If tonight's our last night, like you said, we're going out with a bang! A huge orgy gang bang!
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Alright, Dick, pace yourself buddy. We got a long night ahead of us. Inside the ring right now is our very own hype man. Mike, take it away!
Chris Andrew vs Kreature
Mike "Drop" Dempsey - The following contest is scheduled for one fall…Introducing first, standing 6'2" and weighing in at 220 lbs., from Sydney, Australia…"The Enigmatic” Kreature!
THE SHIP IS SLOWLY SINKING
THEY THINK I'M CRAZY, BUT THEY DON'T KNOW THE FEELING
[As Kreature’s music overtakes the arena, the lights darken and smoke comes from the entrance along with flashes of yellow, green, red and multicolored lights qs Kreature emerges from the back with fluorescent colors painted on his face and in his usual ring attire. Kreature makes his way into the ring and gets ready for his opponent]
Mike “Drop” Dempsey – And his opponent, making his way to the ring, weighing in at 204 lbs, and hailing from Scottsdale, Arizona ...he is Chris Andrew!
AS I WALK IN THE DIRTY RAIN,
ACID SEEPING THROUGH MY BRAIN
[In the darkened Arena, blue and yellow spotlights start flashing follow the guitar rhythm of "Renegade Cavalcade" by Ash. As the chorus hits, Chris Andrew dashes out from the curtain, stopping on the stage and staring at the crowd. A few moments later, he runs his way to the ring, sliding under the bottom rope and climbing on the turnbuckle, getting another view of the sold out crowd. As the music fades out, he jumps back to the ring with a perfect backflip, landing on one knee]
“The Doctor” Dante Reed – This should be a good contest to kick things off here!
“Diamond” Dick Thrasher – No one cares about these two goofs Dante! Bring on the real show!
[As the bell sounds, Chris Andrew steps towards Kreature who is creepily sizing Andrew up while he makes his approach, the two finally tie up and Kreature takes a quick advantage by throwing a stiff kick into the midsection of Chris Andrew. Kreature pulls out his arm and keeps landing a few more kicks, then stop, uses Andrew’s arm to pull him in and hits Chris Andrew with a DDT that drops him to the mat]
“The Doctor” Dante Reed – Great DDT there by Kreature on Chris Andrew there!
[Kreature brings Andrew to his knee, sets him and goes to flip him into a Northern Lights Suplex, but as he sends Andrew back, Chris flips out of it. Kreature turns around surprised and is met with an amazing running hurricarana that flips Kreature to the mat and then into the turnbuckle slumped up]
“The Doctor” Dante Reed – What great athleticism shown by Chris Andrews with that hurricarana!
“Diamond” Dick Thrasher – I wonder what he does to women in bed with moves like that!
[Chris Andrew gets up and begins circling Kreature, waiting for him to get to his feet and then moves in with a running missile dropkick that he gets all of, sending Kreature back down to the mat, face first. Andrew takes quick advantage and does a standing moonsault directly onto Kreature’s back, flips him over and covers]
[Instead of showing any frustration, Andrew gets right back up and waits for Kreature to slowly begin getting to his feet. Kreature does and swings a weak right that Chris Andrew moves out of the way of, slides behind Kreature’s back and hits him with a backstabber, further working that back from earlier]
“The Doctor” Date Reed – Chris Andrew’s strategy is to clearly keep Kreature grounded here tonight!
“Diamond” Dick Thrasher – Not hard when he’s not putting up much of a fight Dante!
[Andrew gets to the turnbuckle and begins to climb it. Once at the top he signals and comes off with a perfect shooting star press but just as he’s about to land Kreature rolls out of the way causing Chris Andrew to land hard on the mat. Kreature gets up clutching his back, and then leans over waiting for Chris Andrew to get up. When he does, Kreature kicks him in the gut, brings his head in and delivers a Twist of Demise]
“The Doctor” Dante Reed – Twist of Demise by Kreature out of nowhere!
“Diamond” Dick Thrasher – Where did he get the strength?
[Kreature slowly covers]
“The Doctor” Dante Reed – And Chris Andrew manages to kick out!
[Kreature gets up, picks Andrew up to his feet and goes to irish whip him but Andrew reverses it into a short arm Dr. Pepper Special that drops Kreature instantly to the mat. Chris doesn’t even flinch and heads to the closest turnbuckle, climbs it and soars of with a tremendous corkscrew senton bomb that lands with a massive thud!]
“The Doctor” Dante Reed – Canyon Dive! Canyon Dive! Chris Andrew should have it here!
[Andrew follows up with the pin]
[Chris Andrew slowly gets up after making the successful pin attempt as the referee raises his arm]
Mike "Drop" Dempsey – Here is your winner…Chris Andrew!
Winner: Chris Andrew via pinfall (Canyon Dive)
Malcolm Dred-King vs Crowbar
Mike “Drop” Dempsey - The follow by contest is scheduled for one fall! Introducing first, hailing from Long Beach California, standing 6'5" and weighing in at 250 lbs., Crowbar!
MUSTANG NISMO BY BRYAN TYLER
FT. SLASH BEGINS TO PLAY...
[The lights go out as "Mustang Nismo" kicks in, red and white lights flashing to the beat. Crowbar walks out onto the stage as the whole place is bathed in red light, a spotlight only on Crowbar. He slowly walks down the ring eyeing off the fans with disdain, before walking up the steps and getting into the ring. He heads over to the corner of the ring and jumps up, sitting on the top turnbuckle.]
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Crowbar makes his way out to the ring, Dick, and he's smiling. What gives?
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - He's probably just excited to get some revenge on Malcolm Dred-King for costing him his PPV debut at Battle of Los Angeles! I know I would be!
Mike "Drop" Dempsey - And his opponent, from Hartford, Connecticut, standing at 6'2" and weighing in tonight at 249 lbs., "The Question Beyond X" Malcolm Dred-King!
WITH VICE I HOLD THE MIC DEVICE,
WITH FORCE I KEEP IT AWAY OF COURSE...
[The lights dim down and a single spotlight hits the main stage. A thunderous explosion of fireworks rocks the arena and "Prophets of Rage" by Public Enemy begins to play. The crowd bursts into cheers as they await the Warped legend.]
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - The crowd's on their feet in anticipation for "The Question Beyond X".
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - We're about to see a slugfest out here, Dante!
[The crowd starts to get antsy as the arrival of Malcolm Dred-King is taking longer than usual. The crowd noise begins to die down and confusion sets in. Crowbar is in the ring laughing as Dred-King's music finally stops.]
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - What the hell is going on?
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - I don't know Dante, but I think Crowbar might be in on it!
[Crowbar goes to the referee and demands he starts a ten count. The referee looks back in confusion, but eventually agrees.]
[The referee calls for the bell and goes to Mike Dempsey to relay the official ruling.]
Mike "Drop" Dempsey - Ladies and Gentlemen the ruling of this contest has been determined a count out by the winner, Crowbar!
[The crowd erupts into boos as Crowbar has his hand raised in this air and he begins to break into laughter. Crowbar's music hits once more and he steps out of the ring and heads back up the ramp and into the backstage area.]
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - You gotta be kidding me! Where the hell is MDK?
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - I don't know, Dante. But with Crowbar's reaction, it makes me wonder if he has anything to do with this. You don't think he may have taken matters into his own hands before the match even started do you?
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - You saying Crowbar attacked MDK?
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - An eye for an eye, Dante. It makes sense!
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Well I'm not sure, but we'll keep everyone updated if we learn of anything. This has been a strange turn of events...
Winner: Crowbar via count out
Ashley Williams vs Camila Martinez
Mike “Drop” Dempsey – Introducing first…from Monmouth, New Jersey, weighing in at 117 lbs. and standing 5’6" tall…Ashley Williams!
[As Gold and Red lights and lasers begin to emanate around the arena, the first verse of P!nk’s Trouble begins to blare out around the arena as the fans begin to give out a very mixed reaction. ]
TO PLEAD MY CASE
TO SEND ME INTO OUTTA SPACE
[As the chorus hits, Ashley Williams runs out, her face concealed by an oversized hood, stopping in the center of the ramp to raise one hand in the air before throwing off the hood, smiling out at the assembled crowd before making her way down the aisle. Ashley climbs up the steel steps before making her way along the ramp facing apron raising her arm again with a loud yell before stepping through the ropes where she proceeds to remove her hoodie, revealing her wrestling gear underneath.]
“The Doctor” Dante Reed – Ashley Williams will be making her Union Battleground debut here!
“Diamond” Dick Thrasher – You know I love blondes Dante, so you won’t here a complaint from me!
Mike “Drop” Dempsey – And her opponent…she weighs in at 110 lbs and stands at 5’4! From Portland Oregon, Camila Martinez!
WELL SWEET LITTLE SISTA'S HIGH AS HELL,
CHEATING ON A HALO,
GRIND IN AN ODYSSEY, A HOLOCAUST,
A HEART KICKING ON TOMORROW
[The opening rift of Thunder Kiss 65 begins to play and the fans erupt with jeers as Camila Martinez strides to ring side with the eerie Sinister lurking behind her. It’s not the same old Mila walking to the ring though as she just gives glares and deep stares to the fans, yet still taking the time to rip signs whenever she sees fit and even pretending to jump at a kid sitting at ringside which startles him. She walks up the steps and gives all the fans at once ‘the bird’ before turning around and entering the ring while Sinister roams the outside. Mila stands in the middle of the ring just giving a death stare to her opponent an then cracks a devilish grin.]
“The Doctor” Dante Reed – We are seeing a somewhat different and more focused looking Camila Martinez here Dick!
“Diamond” Dick Thrasher – She went from sexy to spooky in no time Dante! Blondie here might be in trouble!
[As soon as the referee signals for the bell, Mila wastes no time by tackling Ashley to the mat and just unloading with a flurry of rights and lefts that Ashley eventually gets her arms up to block and then uses her leg strength, wraps them around Mila and flips her off. Both women get back to their feet at the same time and run at each other, meeting in the middle ring, taking each other down with each woman attempting a successful clothesline. After not too long, both women are up yet again and Mila goes to kick Williams in the stomach but she catches Martinez’s, steps over and hits a spinning heel kick that knocks Mila straight down]
“The Doctor” Dante Reed – Great action to start this one off already, wouldn’t you say Dick?
“Diamond” Dick Thrasher – Mount her Ashley and rip at her clothing!
“The Doctor” Dante Reed – Glad to see the women are entertaining you!
“Diamond” Dick Thrasher – You have any dollar bills on you Reed?
[Ashley stomps on Mila’s chest, bounces off of the ropes and drops a senton on Mila’s chest. Williams quickly gets back to her feet again, bringing Mila up with her and sends her crashing into the turnbuckle. As Ashley Williams charges, Sinister grabs Mila by her legs, flips her down and drags her out to avoid the running Williams who stops at the turnbuckle and yells down at Sinister for getting involved]
“The Doctor” Dante Reed – Mila needing to be saved very early by Sinister as she was beginning to get in a bad way!
[As Sinister helps Mila get adjusted, Ashley runs and suicide dives straight forward through the middle ropes but Sinister sees her last second, sidestepping with Mila in his grasp causing Ashley to crash down to the floor violently. Mila takes advantage and begins laying boots in, one after the other to the back of Ashley Williams whose writhing in pain from her attempted suicide dive while the referee is yelling down at Sinister for his early involvement]
“The Doctor” Dante Reed – He should be out of here ref!
“Diamond” Dick Thrasher – You can’t blame the guy for making sure the piece of ass he’s been stalking for this long is in working shape Dante!
[Mila picks Ashley up, only to throw her shoulder first into the barricade, following up with more kicks, this time to Ashley’s chest as she’s slumped down from the impact with the barricade. Mila picks her up and tosses Ashley into the ring, then slides in herself. Mila taunts Ashley by grabbing her by the hair and slapping her in the face, she brings her up to her feet, puts Ashley in position and hits a perfectly executed piledriver that rolls Ashley onto her back after her head impacts with the mat. Camila covers up]
“The Doctor” Dante Reed – Ashley Williams gets the shoulder up after that brutal piledriver!
“Diamond” Dick Thrasher – Imagine the magnificent scents Camila must have smelt as she had Ashley propped up for that piledriver! Wonderful!
[Camila goes to Ashley’s legs and goes to lock in a figure four leglock which looks awkwardly locked in and not overly tight. Williams manages to get a leg out and uses it to kick Mila back off. Before Mila can get to her feet to slow down a comeback, Williams hits a quick shining wizard that leaves Camila face first, flat on the mat. Ashley grabs Mila, lifts her in a reverse DDT position, then lifts Mila up over her shoulder and throws her down on her stomach]
“The Doctor” Dante Reed – What an inverted suplex by Ashley Williams! She’s got the momentum back here it seems!
[Ashley plays to the crowd before picking Mila up to her feet, placing her head under her right arm and then lifts her straight up into the air, holding it and nails a huge brainbuster on Camila Martinez]
“The Doctor” Dante Reed – IT CAME FROM MONMOUTH COUNTY!
“Diamond” Dick Thrasher – What did? What the hell are you talking about Reed?
[Williams covers Mila as the referee makes the count]
“The Doctor” Dante Reed – Kickout by Martinez…just barely!
[Ashley slaps a three count on her hand while looking at the referee who shows her that it was just a two. Ashley gets up and goes over to Mila, beginning to bring her to her feet when Mila grabs Ashley by her hair and throws her down to the mat. Mila mounts the back of Ashley Williams and begins throwing another flurry of rights and lefts, similar to how the match began. Mila gets up and as she does she pulls Ashley Williams to her feet by her hair and throws her into the turnbuckles. Mila follows up by driving her shoulder into Ashley’s stomach causing her to wrench forward]
“The Doctor” Dante Reed – Mila showing more aggression here!
“Diamond” Dick Thrasher – I love when women get aggressive! Nothing like choking a bitch and spitting in her mouth!
“The Doctor” Dante Reed – Are you serious!?!
[Mila throws a few forearms and then boosts Ashley onto the top turnbuckle into a sitting position. Mila climbs to the second turnbuckle, looks around and jumps up to deliver a frankensteiner but instead Ashley Williams catches her, uses all of her strength to lift Mila back up and then powerbombs Mila Martinez from the second turnbuckle down to the mat]
“The Doctor” Dante Reed – What a counter by Ashley Williams!
[Both women are on the mat but Ashley Williams begin to stir first. As the referee begins a ten count, Ashley gets to one knee before Mila starts to move. Ashley gets up first and Mila does soon after. Mila charges Ashley with a right hand which Ashley grabs, spins Mila around and puts her in position for her finisher “Erase/Rewind”]
“The Doctor” Dante Reed – Ashley Williams looking to put it away here possibly!
“Diamond” Dick Thrasher – Is she going to drop her boobs first Dante?
[Before Ashley can complete the finisher, Sinister hops up on the apron parallel to Ashley Williams causing her to let go of Camila Martinez to get rid of Sinister out of frustration due to his interference earlier. As she moves to the ropes, Sinister jumps down and Mila comes up from behind, grabs Ashley’s tights and rolls her up without the referee noticing and reacting as quickly as he can]
[Ashley kicks out as soon as the referee’s hand hits the mat for the three count, a split hair too late, as Mila rolls towards Sinister who pulls her out of the ring, while the referee slides out to raise her hand in victory while Ashley Williams is in the ring, on both knees looking frustrated and confused]
Mike “Drop” Dempsey – Here is your winner, Camila Martinez!
“The Doctor” Dante Reed – Ashley Williams got robbed in her debut! What an absolute disgrace!
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - I'm always ready for round two, and by the looks of it, Williams is already looking for a rematch!
Winner: Camila Martinez via pinfall (schoolboy roll up)
Diamond Jack Sabbath vs Dom DiBona
Mike "Drop" Dempsey - The following contest is scheduled for one fall and it is a "One Night Only" Exhibition match! Introducing first, from Youngstown, Ohio standing 6' even and weighing in at 205 lbs, representing the AWE, Dom DiBona!
THE TRAIN IS RIDING
DOWN TO THE STATION WHERE YOU LIVED
WHEN WE WERE SCHOOL KIDS
[A symbol opens the bass drum and the song "My Body" by Young the Giant as Dom appears on the stage clapping along to the beat and encouraging the fans to clap along. As the chorus kicks in Dom jogs down towards the ring and makes sure to slap every hand extended out to him on the left side of the ramp making his way to the ring before he appears to have forgotten something and jogs back up towards the entrance before making his way down the right side of the entrance leaving no hand without a high five. After slapping the last hand he slides into the ring on his stomach and hops up to his feet and continues to encourage the clapping before hopping on the middle rope of the nearest corner and throwing his hands in the air accepting the cheers and praise of the audience as his music fades out.]
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Dom has a lot at stake here tonight, Dick. As you can see by the lettering on his trunks, he's representing a fallen company, HIS company, the AWE. He's also representing a lot of talent in Union Battleground that came from AWE as well.
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - What makes him any different from everyone else fighting tonight? Everyone here has a lot at stake! Just because his former employer folded like a lawn chair, doesn't mean he has more to prove than the next guy! If anything, his stakes are in the form of an audition, and on this big stage, he's got that opportunity tonight.
[The lights go out, and the fans cheer- anticipation running through their bodies. Suddenly...]
WHATEVER HAPPENED TO
HE GOT AN ICE PICK
THAT MADE HIS EARS BURN
Mike "Drop" Dempsey - And his opponent... from Manchester, England standing 6'5" and weighing in at 240 lbs, he is known as "The Beating Heart of the XWA", Diamond Jack Sabbath!
[White lights flicker in time with the drums of "No More Heroes" by The Stranglers, and images of Diamond Jack Sabbath performing various moves he's famous for display themselves on the Titantron, to impassioned booing from those who detest him. As the song kicks in, the Innovator of Anarchy himself makes his way through the curtain. He paces up and down the stage, surveying his audience for tonight with his hands thrown out, majestically, then begins to make his way down the ramp with a very self-assured and confident walk. Yet more booing ensues as the Crown Jewel's presence is announced. He slides under the bottom rope and into the ring. He finds and jumps onto the nearest turnbuckle peering out into the live crowd for a good few seconds, breathing in that pre-match excitement in the air. Looking out into the crowd, he points right into the middle of that ring waggling his finger, telling us at the top of his voice that it belongs to him, that it's his, that no one else could even think to rule it the way he does. While up there, he takes off his spiked, black leather jacket and throws it down to the outside. Hopping down off the turnbuckle, Jack cracks his neck into place and prepares himself for the match both mentally and physically, shaking his arms and legs out to loosen them. He's ready to go to war tonight. The Strangers' anthem plays out, as Sabbath puts in his mouthguard. He paces back and forwards in his corner, ready for battle.]
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Diamond Jack Sabbath looks like he's ready for war!
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - He's always ready, Dante! This guy is "The Innovator of Anarchy"! He didn't sign up for this to play patty cakes. Unless it's his foot with DiBona's head!
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - This will be an interesting bout for sure. The two have exchanged a few words leading up to tonight, so even though these two have never crossed paths and never worked for the same promotion, they've quickly built up a bit of a rivalry!
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - Well we're about to see fireworks as Bruce is calling for the bell!
[The referee calls for the bell and this match is underway! Dom and Sabbath both look across the ring at each other from their corners, sizing each other up. Slowly the two meet in the center of the ring and come nose to nose! Both men spout off insults at one another, until Sabbath finally backs off. The crowd picks up, thinking DiBona just linked out the Brit, but then Sabbath comes back with a slap to the face! DiBona pauses momentarily, then quickly fires back with a right hook! The two explode like a cat fight, trading off jabs and hooks in lightning fast counters. DiBona begins to take the offensive, countering Jack's swings and delivering his own. Dom is able to back Sabbath into the ropes with consecutive punches, then goes to Irish whip him, but Sabbath reverses it, sending DiBona across the ring. Dom returns to dodge an attack with a baseball slide under the legs. DiBona quickly pops back up and drills Sabbath with a back stabber!]
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Great awareness by Dom DiBona with that baseball slide to a back stabber!
[DiBona picks Sabbath off the ground and locks in a double underhook. DiBona lays a couple knees into the chest of Sabbath, then picks him up for a high release suplex! DiBona springs off the ropes and connects with a rolling thunder! DiBona quickly hooks the leg!]
... Tw-- Sabbath quickly kicks out.
[Sabbath quickly jumps to his feet, in obvious anger that the new kid is taking it to him. The two lock up, and Sabbath sends DiBona to the ropes. Dom springs backs, does a cartwheel, and takes Sabbath back down with a head scissors takedown!]
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - What the hell, Jack?! Don't let this young blood school you like this!
[DiBona quickly jumps up and in one motion connects with an elbow drop. The two get to their feet, and DiBona whips Sabbath, but again Sabbath reverses it. DiBona springs backs to Sabbath, and this time Sabbath catches him with a belly-to-belly suplex! Sabbath gets to his feet and taunts the crowd as the boos rain down on him.]
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Diamond Jack Sabbath is taking in all those jeers!
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - Haters, Dante! They're all a bunch of haters!
[DiBona gets to his feet but gets stopped by a vicious bicycle kick from Sabbath. Sabbath now begins to fire away stiff kicks to the midsection. Sabbath now picks DiBona up and whips him into the ropes. Dom returns back with Sabbath delivering a spinning side slam that shakes the ring! Sabbath makes the cover!]
... DiBona kicks out!
[Sabbath gets to his feet and waits for DiBona. DiBona staggers to finally get to his feet, and Sabbath rushes over to drive a running drop kick, sending DiBona into the turnbuckle. Sabbath sprints and hits a crushing forearm smash. Dom DiBona stumbles out from the corner, and Sabbath continues with more combination kicks to the knees, chopping away. Sabbath spins DiBona around and throws a European uppercut, sending him staggering back on his heels.]
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Diamond Jack Sabbath has taken command!
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - Go Diamond! You're my boy!
[DiBona catches his footing with help from the ropes. He turns to face Sabbath and Sabbath goes for The Crown Kick, but DiBona catches his leg! The crowd is on their feet, and DiBona locks in a drives Sabbath to the mat with a cradle suplex!]
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - DiBona is able to avoid The Crown Kick with an excellent sense of reaction!
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - No! Come on, Diamond Jack Sabbath! Stay in this for the family name!
[DiBona gets the crowd riled up and points to the turnbuckles. Dom walks over and in one swift motion, jumps straight to the top. Dom holds his arms out for balance and looks into the crowd as they are going crazy. DiBona jumps and delivers a devastating Phoenix splash and bounces off Sabbath from the high impact! Both men lie motionless on the ground, theb DiBona crawls his way back over to Sabbath. DiBona hooks the the leg for the cover!]
... Thr-- No! Sabbath jolts his arm and shoulder up off the canvas at the last possible chance!
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - I thought this one was over, Dick! DiBona shook the arena with that splash!
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - There you go, hatin' on Sabbath! I knew he wasn't done for!
[The crowd cheers on as both Sabbath and DiBona continue to lie on the ground. Slowly but surely, the two men make their way to their feet and stagger back towards each other. DiBona goes for a short range lariet but Sabbath ducks out of the way and counters with a spinning heel kick to the gut. DiBona hunching over, Sabbath springs off the ropes and delivers a hard scissor kick to the back of DiBona's head. Sabbath looks on to the crowd and taunts them once again, and again the boo birds are out! Diamond Jack Sabbath is just feeding off the jeers, and waits for DiBona to stand up as he signals for the end! Dom struggles to get to his feet, and as he does, Sabbath for the second time goes for The Crown Kick, but again DiBona catches him and this time drags him down with a dragon screw! DiBona picks him up with a cradle and hits a dragon screw again! And again! And again! And again!]
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - I think DiBona is trying to rip Sabbath's leg off!
[Sabbath down on the floor clutching at his leg and DiBona again climbs to the top rope! The crowd is going wild as DiBona is looking to put thing one away. DiBona flips into a shooting star press and rotates to a leg drop, the Flight of FreeDOM!! But no! Sabbath rolls out at the last second sending DiBona crashing down to the mat! The crowd is mixed in their reactions, but Sabbath climbs to his feet with the assistance from the ropes. Sabbath stands in the corner, waiting to pounce like a tiger stalks his prey. DiBona finally gets to his feet, but not for long as Sabbath strikes with The Crown Kick! And it finally connects! A loud smack echoes through the arena and DiBona drops hard to the mat. Sabbath drops to his knees and hooks the leg for a cover.]
[DING DING DING!]
Mike "Drop" Dempsey - Here is your winner, Diamond Jack Sabbath!
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Diamond Jack Sabbath prevails here tonight! For a man who is known as the Innovator of Anarchy, he actually played it pretty clean tonight.
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - Never a doubt in my mind that Sabbath wasn't walking out of here the winner. But... I got to admit, DiBona put up one helluva fight, and he's got many years ahead of him. Even though he didn't get the win, he made the legacy of AWE proud, and he should take this as a learning experience and build off from it. I'd like to say that we should see more of DiBona, whether it's in a Union Battleground ring or elsewhere. He'll be fine!
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - As for Diamond Jack Sabbath, he did what he said he was going to do, and now it puts a little more pressure on the other XWA representative fighting later tonight, the Trench War Champion Emery Layton!
Winner: Diamond Jack Sabbath via pinfall (The Crown Kick)
All the Help I can Get
[Trixie backstage looks over her cellphone pictures of her with her Trixie Championship belt dressed ready for her ladder match later that night.]
Trixie - I'll have you back soon.
[A voice from off camera calls to her.]
Off Camera Voice- Excuse me?
[The camera pans to the source of the interruption, the wrestler Tornado Desencadenado, who's dressed in his street clothes.]
Trixie - Hello?
[Trixie looks up to him, immediately looking over his outfit of choice and then meets his gaze. ]
Trixie: You were talking to me right?
[She stands up off her seat and knocks her blonde hair back. The man nods and smiles slightly.]
Tornado- Yes. Sorry if I'm disturbing you; I know you've got a big match coming up, but I wanted to introduce myself and wish you good luck tonight. I'm, uh, Tornado.
Trixie - Tornado. You don't sound very sure of your name. I'm Trixie.
[Trixie extends her hand out. He accepts the offered hand and chuckles.]
Tornado- Heh. Well, I'm still not used to introducing myself to people by my ring name.
Trixie - I use my real name. So you just wanted to wish me good luck?
[Tornado shrugs. ]
Tornado- Yeah, and introduce myself, since we both wrestle here and also for Redemption. I'm part of the West Coast Genesis roster now.
Trixie - Oh well done! So you're going to be groomed to be on Redemption.
[Trixie says properly taking a look at the new recruit.]
Trixie - And you're being like me, working here and there?
[Another nod from the young wrestler. ]
Tornado- Part-time. I'm just starting out. Still haven't had my first broadcast match for WCG; just a couple of house shows. And here-I joined Union Battleground to represent the company I used to work for before it closed. Kind of trying to figure out what to do next, honestly.
Trixie - I know how that feels. I was in Engage Wrestling, place closed before the finals of a tournament where I was going to be their top champion... But since then I have gotten a couple belts...but I'm not happy until My Trixie title is back with me.
[The blonde takes a little approach to fix his collar.]
Trixie - so you're very new to this compared to me?
[He looks a bit flustered as the young woman adjusts his shirt collar.]
Tornado- Uh, thanks. And yeah, just a couple of months. Before that it was small indy gigs that usually wound up costing me more than I earned. How long have you been in the business?
Trixie - About two years now, almost. So I'm like a veteran compared to you.
[Trixie says with a delightful chuckle at her own longevity.]
Tornado- Definitely. Maybe; when you got the time; if you don't mind, we could talk more about the business? Like I said before, I'm at a point where I could use some guidance.
[Trixie shows nothing but delight on her face.]
Trixie - Oh! You want, like a mentor?
[Trixie says already seeing herself as quite the mentor type. Tornado smiled broadly.]
Tornado- I guess so. Yeah. I need all the help I can get.
[Trixie puts her arm around him.]
Trixie - Come. We can go discuss some mentor/protégé stuff for a moment, quick talk before I have my match.
Tornado: Now? Um, sure. Thanks.
[Despite being surprised at the timing of the offer, the 'Fundamental Elemental' follows Trixie's lead as they disappear off-screen.]
Britain Jade vs Saint Saito
Mike "Drop" Dempsey - The following contest is scheduled for one fall. Making her way to the ring, from Oakwood, Ohio, give it up for Britain Jade!
I'M IN CONTROL...
[AlunaGeorge – I'm In Control (Throttle Remix) bellows over the PA sound system. Lights from the rafters started to strobe that was coupled with white and lavender lights as fanfare, bringing the crowd to their feet. The opening of the song plays for awhile before Britain Jade comes out from behind the curtains. Her arms in the air, waving and smiling. She stops at the beginning of the aisle and starts to ascend down towards the ring. The spotlight followed her on her trek to the ring. With them showing her adulation, she savored this moment with him as she came up to the steel staircase waving again. She wipes her wrestling boot clad feet on the ring apron showing her respect and enters the squared circle. Inside, she walks over to the corner of the ring, climbing to the second ropes and whips her hair back that flows. She sends everybody a thankful kiss.]
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - We've seen here recently a bit of a different side of Britain Jade. She's known to be this bubbly, happy-go-lucky type of girl, but her recent encounters with Saint Saito has driven her off the deep end!
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - I know she didn't ask for any of this in the beginning. For whatever reason, Saito has set her crosshairs on Jade, and it's to the point we've seen a more aggressive side of Jade. She better bring everything she's got because Saito is a beast!
Mike "Drop" Dempsey - And her opponent... Hailing from Tokyo, Japan... "The New Ace of Pro Wrestling" Saint Saito!
[The hard notes of Daisuke Ishiwatari's "Endless Despair" blasts through the venue speakers, and the fans explode in a chorus of thunderous boos. Moments pass before the New Ace of Pro Wrestling, Saint Saito, slowly emerges from behind the curtain and steps onto the stage, twirling a balisong in her hand and decked out in clothes that weren't her traditional ring gear. She stepped out onto the stage dressed like Hazama from the Blazblue games, in a simple white shirt and black vest and tie underneath a black trench coat. From underneath the dark hat on her head, her hair was dyed a bright green and her eyes hidden underneath too much eyeliner.]
It's from start to end
Placed side by side
Anguish and torment and exquisite pain
It's running through me
Bleeding fool I'm your killer
You're my victim offered to me
[Saito remains on the stage for a few moments, playing around with her balisong. She had a bored look on her face as she looks over the crowd, but after a few more moments she decides to slowly make her way down to the ring, twirling around the thin knife in her hand and ignoring the booing fans with each step she takes.]
What is this?
I'll kill you all just for fun and games
And in the most cruel way, sacrifice you
What a shame
Even if you cry out
There's no one
Nothing but violence can save the world
[As soon as she reaches the foot of the ring, Saito turns to the steel steps and slowly climbs before slipping through the middle rope. As the fans keep on booing her, Saito suddenly lunges at Britain, knife at the ready to stab her. ]
A loud cry of pain or rage or sorrow
And with a wonderful singing voice
A loud cry of pain or rage or sorrow
With a wonderful singing voice
I was beside myself, myself
[The referee stepped in between the two women before Saito came within stabbing distance, but Britain appeared visibly frightened nonetheless. Saito laughed, playing it all off as some kind of joke to the referee as she dropped the deadly weapon into his hand. The referee glared at the Japanese girl, before stepping aside to slide out of the ring and deposit the knife onto the commentary table and out of Saito's reach.]
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - What the fuck?! Never mess with a woman who's carrying a knife!
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Do you know from experience?
[It was opportunity enough for Saito to grab Britain by the sides of her head when she wasn't looking and planting a leaping variant of the Saito Smash into her face and knocking her down to the mat! The ref slides in and calls for the bell!]
[Brit drops to the mat from the devastating hit, but quickly rolls out of the ring to regain her composure. Saito laughs as she stands in the ring, egging Jade to come back in. Jade stares into Saito as she holds her chin, and finally slides into the ring! Saito doesn't hesitate and starts stomping on Jade. Saito finally lets up and allows Jade to get up, but as Jade gets to a seated position, Saito sprints a drives a hard Yakuza kick to Jade. Saito grabs Jade by the ankles and drags her to the center of the ring. Saito drops down and makes a cover.]
... Jade kicks out!
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Saito is looking to in this one early!
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - I told you, Jade should have never poked the bear… Or in this case, poke the dragon!
[Saito's springs up and jukes like she's going to throw a punch at the ref, then picks Jade up by her hair to a seated position, and locks in a dragon sleeper. Saito wrenches back and Jade screams in pain. Jade fights off the hold and manages to turn to face Saito and get to her feet. Jade suddenly snaps her hips and drops Saito with a northern lights suplex! Jade holds on for a pin attempt!]
... Saito kicks out!
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - Jade is just making Saito even more pissed off!
[ Saito and Jade get to their feet, and lock up. Saito throws Jade into the ropes and on the return drops Jade with a Saito Kurasshu! Saito now springboards off the middle rope and hits a moonsault! Saito gets back up and drags Jade up with her. Saito whips Jade into the ropes, Jade does a front handspring off the ropes and springs back to drive an elbow smash onto Saito! Jade again springs off the ropes and does a cartwheel into an elbow drop! Jade makes a cover!]
... Saito kicks out!
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - Jade is just delaying the inevitable here!
[Saito gets to her feet in furious fashion and immediately lays in stiff shoot kicks all across Britain's body. Saito gives a throat slash gesture signaling the end. Saito picks Jade up and whips her into the ropes. Jade comes back and Saito hits the Saito SMASH! But Jade avoids it with a baseball slide! Saito runs the ropes and comes back again with a Saito SMASH, but Jade does her signature Maxtrix Evasion and follows it with spinning heel kick! Saito staggers on her feet trying to grab a hold of the ropes for leverage, but Jade jumps behind and rolls Saito back in a schoolboy roll up pin! The ref makes the count.]
[DING DING DING!]
Mike "Drop" Dempsey - Here is your winner, Britain Jade!
[Saito remained on her knees, staring at the mat with a look of disbelief on her face as Britain celebrated her victory over the New Ace. Slowly, the stunned look on her face melted into a snarl, right before she rose to her feet and started toward Britain, turning the victorious young woman around and cracking her over the head with a swift roundhouse kick.
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - Oh my god! Did you see that?! Saito just took her head off!
[The noise of the crowd shifted into boos as Saito stared down at Britain, cold eyes meeting with wide eyes full of shock. “Kisama...” Saito could be heard through the booing of the fans, and suddenly she grabbed Britain by the hair and lifted her onto her feet before punching her into one of the corner. Saito screamed loudly, as blow after blow the New Ace pummelled Britain across her face with her forearm and elbow until the referee finally decide to interject himself into the fight.]
"The Doctor" Dante Reed: Thank god the referee’s there to end this. I think Saito would have beaten Britain half to death if she kept at it!
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - Right?! I haven’t seen a girl that angry with someone since...actually, forget I said anything.
[The referee wrapped his arms tightly around Saito’s and pulled her away from Britain as the blonde woman tried to shield herself from Saito’s beating. Saito kicked and flailed in the referee’s grip mostly to no avail, yet the second she managed to find herself facing him, she did the unexpected and clamped down hard on his nose with her teeth, biting him as though she were an animal. The referee cried out in pain, and he quickly released Saito from his arms as his nose gushed with blood.]
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - Did...did she just bite that guy’s nose off?! God damn, she’s going all Mike Tyson on us!
[“Nanda yo omae wa?!” she demanded loudly the second she was free, her mouth red with the ref’s blood. Before the man could respond, Saito charged him, and planted her knee into his face with a Saito Smash. The referee fell to the mat hard, clutching his face with bloody hands. Saito spat at him, flecks of blood splashing onto the mat. She then turned back to Britain in the corner and ran at her screaming with pure unbridled rage and connected with a Saito Smash to the face. Britain fell to the mat, seated against the turnbuckles when Saito wound around and charged again with another screaming knee to Britain’s face.]
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - I don’t know what she’s saying, but Saito looks pissed!
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - I think that might be something of an understatement, Dick! Can somebody stop her before this gets too out of hand?!
[“Omae o korosu!!” Saito screamed in Britain’s face, as the blonde whimpered weakly and tried futilely to push the enraged young woman away from her. Saito responded by grabbing Britain by the ankles and dragging her to the centre of the ring. Britain rolled over slowly onto her stomach, and Saito watched with a snarl on her face as she tried to crawl away. Britain cried out when Saito placed her foot onto the back of her head and ground down hard with her heel. She smiled with sick pleasure as she watched Britain claw at her foot in a futile attempt to pull her off of her. ]
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Somebody please for the love of god get security out here!
[Two more members of the referee team, as well as members of security slid into the ring to prevent Saito from harming Britain any further. The security guards pushed the Japanese girl away from Britain, as the referees checked on both the blonde and the fallen member of their team. Saito lunged at one of the guards, spear tackling him to the mat and violently pounding him in the face. She pulled the fallen guard’s pepper spray from his belt before she was pulled off of him, and all but emptied it in the other guard’s eyes. ]
[The security guard clutched his red, swollen eyes in agony, but Saito was not done with him just yet, knocking him out with a roundhouse kick to the side of the head. She snarled at the two referees, whom wisely made themselves a memory as they both climbed out of the ring before she did any hard to them. Saito watched them disappear and shouted after them. “Tottoto deke ite! Baka yarou!” she bellowed loudly. The New Ace suddenly slid out of the ring and stormed over to the commentary table.]
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - Shit, she’s coming over here! Let me get behind you, Dante! Protect me with your life! I’m too sexy to die!
[Like a couple of deer in the headlights, Dante and Dick watched Saito approach them with rage etched on her face. She stepped up to Dante, who held his hands up and looked at her with fear in his wide eyes.]
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Saito, wait! Don’t!
[The Japanese girl grabbed Dante by the lapels of his jacket and roughly pulled him onto his feet and away from the commentary table. His headphones snapped from his head just before Saito’s left cross connected with his face, knocking him cold onto the hard floor. Diamond Dick Thrasher eyed Saito with equal parts awe and terror as she stepped over to him, giving her a tiny wave when she glared at him with cold eyes.]
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - Uh...hi there, Saito! Nice weather we’re having!
[Without warning, Saito snatched the headphones from his person and wrapped the wire around Dick’s fat neck and snarled into the microphone as she was garrotting him.]
Saint Saito - Your shitty commentary annoys me, Dickstain. Shut the fuck up for once!
[Saito finished by slamming Dick’s large head hard into the commentary table before she grabbed her balisong and pocketed it and then she picked up the steel chair Dick was sitting on and folded it as she stepped away from the table. She cracked an approaching security guard across the head with the weapon, and then another before she turned her attention toward Mike Dempsey, the ring announcer, and swung the chair across his skull with a sickening metallic crack. Done with ringside, Saito slid back into the ring chair in hand. She stood, and then stared down at Britain’s body as she laid there on the mat. With a hateful scream, Saito proceeded to batter the blonde woman on the mat repeatedly across the length of her body. A few blows to the head, blows across her back, across her shoulders, nothing was left untouched. ]
[Saito screamed again and proceeded to do the same to the referee and security guard who still remained on the ring mat before discarding the chair entirely. She turned her attention back to Britain, and pulled the balisong from her pocket before dropping to one knee and savagely pulling the teary-eyed blonde up by the hair.]
["You think you’re pretty slick, don’t you, bitch!” she growled, unfolding the knife in her hand before slicing away locks of Britain’s hair without any shred of delicacy, swearing in Japanese as she did. After the impromptu haircut, Saito dropped the knife in her hand and dragged Britain to her feet and unceremoniously tossed her out through the ropes. Britain’s body hit the ringside floor with a thud, and she remained there whimpering and crying, unable to do much of anything else before Saito followed her and dragged Britain to the backstage area by her ankle, glaring daggers at the shocked fans with each step she took.]
[A cameraman followed Saito through the curtain and into backstage as she dragged Britain along like a sack of quivering potatoes. Members of the backstage staff looked on and wisely backed away slowly, clearly frightened for their own safety yet to sickly fascinated with what was happening to simply disappear. The New Ace stopped in her stride when she eyed one of the workers holding a megaphone in her hands. She dropped Britain and snatched the megaphone from her fingers, and a high pitched whine filled the backstage area just before the Japanese girl stared into the camera that followed her and spoke into it in a calm, yet not particularly sane voice.]
Saint Saito - See, this is why you don’t piss anyone off with the last name, Saito, boys and girls! It’s a wonder why people haven’t gotten that, already...but this is just that good ol’ Saito temper at work! I told you. I told you all! “When I go off it’s like a bomb”, isn’t that what I keep saying to you people?! I mean...take a good look at me.
[Saito started for the camera and got a little too close for comfort toward the lens.]
Saint Saito - I said, LOOK AT ME!! ...I am Kodomo no niku o mi ni tsukete iru akuma: The devil wearing the flesh of a child…and this is how crazy I get when you push me too far. This bitch!
[She pointed down to the sobbing mess that was Britain Jade. ]
Saint Saito - ...Made that mistake, tonight. Let her serve as the example of the rightly-deserved consequences pushing Saint Saito will bring. Take a good look at her...and know...that Saint Saito is a woman of her fucking word!
[And with that, Saito reached down with one hand and pulled the sobbing Britain up to her feet by what little remained of her hair and then threw said hand over her shoulders as if they were friends on a stroll, but not before she pressed her lips hard against Britain’s cheek in a forceful, unwanted kiss. As she all but carried her deeper into the backstage area, the Japanese girl sang loudly into the megaphone in her other hand.]
Saint Saito - What is this?! / I’ll kill you all just for fun and games! / And in the most cruel way, sacrifice you! / What a shame! No escape! / Even if you cry out, there’s no one! / Only violence can save the world!
[Saito stopped walking as soon as she reached the men’s bathroom, and she kicked the door open, much to the surprise of its current occupants who hurriedly made themselves a distant memory. Stepping into the bathroom with Britain in tow, she wrapped her arms around the blonde and gave her a warm smile before pressing her lips against hers with another unwanted kiss, this time on the lips.]
[“I’m so glad we had the opportunity to work this all out, Brits,” she said warmly, as though she was ignoring the twin streaks of tears in Britain’s eyes, and her weak, repeated pleas of, “...please make it stop…”]
[“But now!” added Saito, the second before she broke a nearby mirror with Britain’s face when she slammed it hard into the glass. The Japanese girl then pulled her back, her face quickly becoming a crimson mask as Saito then kicked open the door of a nearby empty cubicle. “Now you have to go back to where you belong!”]
[Britain made no attempt to fight Saito off, even as she shoved her head down the (mercifully) empty toilet bowl and flushed. The New Ace held the blonde’s head under the water as the flush ran it’s cycle. A few moments later, and Saito rose to her feet and left her there, head still in the bowl. She stepped out and over to the nearby sinks and then pulled out a few paper towels to dry her hands, smiling with satisfaction as she did.]
[“Ah, that was fun!” she said to herself cheerfully, but then a moment later she frowned when she saw the dry blood around her mouth. She pulled a couple more paper towels from the dispenser and spent a few moments to clean her face. “Hmph!” she said with satisfaction when she admired her reflection, and with that she walked past the cameraman who recorded all of it. ]
[Her laughter could be heard in the background.]
"The Doctor" Dante Reed: We’re...we’re back, ladies and gentlemen. Someone needs to call the SWAT team to restrain that pint-size hurricane!
Winner: Britain Jade via pinfall (roll up pin)
Aiden Deimos vs Blake Mitchell
Mike "Drop" Dempsey - The following contest is scheduled for one fall, and it is a "One Night Only" Exhibition match. Introducing first, from Seattle, Washington standing 6'2" and weighing in at 225 lbs. Representing Seattle Pro, "The Emerald City Saint" Blake Mitchell!
STAND TALL FOR THE BEAST OF AMERICA,
STAND TALL FOR THE MAN NEXT DOOR
[Darkness falls over the arena as "Beast" by Nico Vega plays and a white spotlight shines on the entry way. Blake Mitchell steps from behind the curtain and walks towards the ring while the spotlight follows him to the ring. He slides under the ropes and stands in the ring removing his jacket and tries to excite the crowd.]
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Here comes the Seattle Pro representative Blake Mitchell. Dick, of the exhibition matches tonight, there seems to be some animosity between these two!
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - No doubt! Mitchell called out Deimos and wanted him to put the Skyfire Championship on the line tonight!
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Could you imagine...? A Seattle Pro talent winning and defeating a Skyfire Champion inside a Union Battleground ring?
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - I think Axel Graves would have an orgasm at the sight of that!
Mike "Drop" Dempsey - And his opponent... Hailing from Camden, New Jersey standing 6'2" and weighing in at 200 lbs. Representing Skyfire Wrestling, he is the current Skyfire Champion, "The Demon of Camden" Aiden Deimos!
EXCUSES, EXCUSES ARE ALL THAT I HEAR,
ALL I CAN SEE WHEN I LOOK IN THE MIRROR
[The arena grows quiet as does every single one of its fans as the faint echo of a heart beat grows louder and louder, until it reaches its pinnacle and stops. Then as the words “There is Only One Demon” stretches across the tron, ‘Scars’ by I Prevail blares through the speakers. The words slowly begin to shift, morphing like blood running down the wall into... “The Demon of Camden”. He looks over the fans, and points straight at the ring as his music blares through the loud speakers. The crowd loses their shit, and he methodically makes his way through the aisle way that leads to the ring. He stops at the base of it and takes in a deep breath, rolling into the ring and awaiting the match to begin.]
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - And here now is the Skyfire Champion making his way to the ring. Dick, this guy is not only a hardcore junkie but has the technical prowess to stand toe to toe with the best of them!
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - And for that, he's the top guy in Skyfire and holds the top prize around his waist!
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - The referee checks with both fighters here and this match is underway!
[Deimos and Mitchell waste no time and bull rush each other. Mitchell throws a heavy right hand then Deimos returns with a heavy right of his own. The two trade punches back and forth, then Deimos picks up the pace and lays in continuous blows to Mitchell. Aiden Deimos continues his assault and backs Blake Mitchell into the turnbuckle with his punches. "The Demon of Camden" is still not letting up, and "The Emerald City Saint" finally drops to the floor, hanging on to the ropes to stay up! The crowd is fired up from the fast action as Aiden Deimos taunts Mitchell, then rushes and drills him with a drop kick to the face!]
[Blake ricochets from the kick on to his knees, and crawls towards the ropes to pick himself up. Deimos is still dropping heavy blows down on Mitchell. Aiden picks Mitchell off from the ropes and whips him across the ring. "The Demon of Camden" follows not far behind and quickly catches the Seattle native with a knee to the gut, flipping him onto his back. Deimos then springs off the ropes to hit a front-facing elbow drop onto Blake. The Skyfire Champion now mounts his foe and still continues to lay punches into him! Deimos finally steps off and beats his chest as the crowd reacts with a mix of cheers and jeers!]
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Deimos receiving a mixed ovation here. Maybe there are some Skyfire faithful here tonight.
[Aiden Deimos looks back to Blake Mitchell as he tries to get up, but Deimos drops him again with a shining wizard and goes for a cover!]
... Blake Mitchell is able to kick out!
[Deimos slams the mat in frustration, but continues on the attack. Aiden grabs Blake and picks him up to his feet. Mitchell breaks free of Deimos' grasp, and counters with a monster right hook! Mitchell follows with a left hook. Then a right again, and then a kick to the gut. Mitchell puts Deimos in a front face lock, hooks the arm over his head and lifts Aiden up and drives him down with a hanging brain buster! The ring shakes from the collision! Blake gets to his feet and springs off the ropes for a running splash onto Aiden. Mitchell hooks the leg for a cover!]
... Deimos kicks out at two!
[Blake quickly mounts Deimos and starts dropping heavy fists in rapid succession. After the flurry, Blake Mitchell steps to the side and locks in an armbar! Mitchell sinks it in right and Deimos is fighting his way out of it. Aiden Deimos rolls back and forth to try and knock Mitchell off his leverage, but Mitchell stays steady. Deimos finally tries to reach for the rope, but it's just out of reach! Deimos squirms around as he realizes he's in trouble. Then, being the technical savvy Demon that he is, Aiden rotates his body inward parallel to Blake, and slips his arm out.]
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Great maneuverability by Deimos there, escaping the armbar!
[Both men now quick to their feet and lock up. Blake goes on the offensive and whips Deimos, but Deimos reverses and sends Blake into the ropes. On the return Blake Mitchell goes for a cross body, but Deimos catches him in the air, and drops him with a fall away slam! Blake rolls out of the ring and down to the ground while Aiden Deimos taunts the crowd again. Deimos stalks Mitchell until he gets back to his feet, and Aiden Deimos dives out of the ring with a suicide somersault Senton sending both men crashing into the barricades!]
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - Holy shit! The Demon of Camden just took flight!
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Both men are now sprawled out on the floor!
[The referee inside the ring knows by now to not even attempt to initiate a count out, and just watches on as the two men finally begin the stand. Deimos makes it to his feet first, and lays several forearm smashes to the back of the head of Mitchell. Deimos takes the back of head and drives Mitchell head first into the corner post, sending a ringing like a bell throughout the arena. Deimos now picks Mitchell up and drops him down with a scoop slam, then climbs up the nearby steps. Deimos slowly walks the apron back to Mitchell who is still down in the ground, and Deimos sizes him up for a moment. Aiden Deimos, facing Mitchell, springs off the middle rope from the apron and comes crashing down with a double foot stomp... But Blake Mitchell rolls out at the last second and clutches Deimos' leg! Mitchell rolls back over Deimos and has him secured in a Boston Crab!]
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Blake Mitchell is really working in his submission repertoire tonight!
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - Agreed, but he still has to know that even though the Battleground is pretty lax when it comes to official rules, he still has to finish this thing in the ring!
[Mitchell finally lets off of Deimos when he sees the ref trying to direct the traffic back inside the ring. Mitchell picks Deimos up off the ground and rolls him into the ring. Mitchell shows a cut on his forehead after taking that bump to the post. Mitchell slides inside and picks Deimos up by the hair. Mitchell now whips Aiden Deimos across the ring and goes for a closeline but Deimos ducks. Deimos on the return comes back and drives Mitchell down with a sling blade!]
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - This match has been back and forth, no one has taken a sizable lead!
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - I think the champ is just trying to make this an entertaining fight!
[Mitchell comes back up to his feet but looks disoriented. Deimos takes advantage and scoops him up and drops him with an inverted crucifix cutter! Deimos gets riled up and shakes the ropes in the corner. He awaits again for Mitchell to get to his feet. As he does, Deimos goes for a discus lariet but Blake Mitchell ducks! Mitchell grabs Deimos by the midsection looking for a German Suplex. Deimos blocks the attempt with his leg, breaks free and rotates around Mitchell and delivers a German Suplex! Deimos hangs on, and delivers another! Again Deimos hangs on, and goes for a third and final release German Suplex! But that was all the opening Mitchell needed as a carries the momentum and lands on his feet. Deimos stands and turns to Mitchell and gets leveled by a Superkick! Deimos drops to the mat and Mitchell wastes no time climbing the nearest turnbuckle. The crowd is on their feet cheering The Emerald City Saint on. Mitchell gets to the top and flies off for a top rope elbow drop!]
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Space Needle! This one could be over!
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - Nooo!
[Mitchell crashes down onto Deimos and makes the cover!]
[DING DING DING!]
Mike "Drop" Dempsey - Here is your winner, "The Emerald City Saint" Blake Mitchell!
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - I can't believe it! Mitchell pulled it off!
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - It's going to get interesting now, DDT. Blake Mitchell proclaimed if he slayed The Demon of Camden that it should warrant a title shot!
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - No way! He got lucky here tonight, Dante. I don't care what anyone says! He needs to earn his stripes still!
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Well however where you look at it, Blake Mitchell is the victor tonight.
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - But Deimos still leaves with gold!
Winner: Blake Mitchell via pinfall (Space Needle)
State of the Union Address
[The crowd begins to die down a bit after the final "One Night Only" match between Aiden Deimos and Blake Mitchell. The camera pans all across the arena as the fans are waiting in anticipation. Then suddenly…]
THERE AIN'T NO GRAVE, CAN HOLD MY, BODY DOWN
[Crowd jumps and cheers as the Johnny Cash song plays queuing up for the boss man, Axel Graves.]
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Here we folks. You knew you had to expect to see Graves out here at some point tonight
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - Hopefully he's out here to let us know what the deal is with Spike or with L!GHTS OUT. I gotta eat, Dante! It's a lot of work to keep up this manly figure.
[As the fog begins to bellow out from the entrance and the arena drops to a dark blue hue, Graves walks out, but he's not alone…]
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Who is this man coming out here with Graves?
[The two mean slowly make their way to the center of the stage and Graves points out to the fans while the other man stands still patiently waiting. As the music dies down, the other man hands Axel a mic and he begins to speak.]
Axel Graves - First thing's first, I want to thank all of you who came out here tonight!
[The crowd cheers and begins to chant.]
FUCK SPIKE, LET THEM FIGHT! FUCK SPIKE, LET THEM FIGHT! FUCK SPIKE, LET THEM FIGHT!
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - Yeah, fuck 'em!
Axel Graves - Secondly, I want to thank all of the guys that came here tonight and represented their company in true professional form! This has been a phenomenal night, which leads me to my third and final point. As you all may know, Spike decided to cancel us. They canceled us because they couldn't handle us! We made it halfway through our first season, and the executive cocksuckers at Spike decided they have seen enough, and pulled the plug on us. Well you know something, Spike? I got a plug right here you can pull on!
[The crowd bursts into cheers and laughter as Axel grabs at his crotch.]
Axel Graves - Everyone in the back and everyone out here has been on their toes wondering where we go from here… Which is why my friend Josh Rey is out here. I had to call in a favor, and he had to pull a lot of strings, but together we have built an even brighter future for Union Battleground! Together we have built a platform that will never hinder what we're all about. Together we have created a foundation that will allow all of the talent to do what they do best without any restriction. Tonight, right now, I am announcing a new television station, dedicated to Union Battleground! L!GHTS OUT will live on the new Battleground Network! And, we have moved to Friday nights, because everything gets wild on Friday night! But it's just not us moving to our own television channel, oh no no… I am also here to announce four other companies joining the Battleground Network! Not only can you tune to watch us, but you can now tune in to watch The United Kingdom Wrestling Federation, you can now tune in to watch Motor City Wrestling, you can now tune in to watch the skyrocketing Russian MMA promotion Unleashed, and we have struck a deal to simulcast Seattle Pro with Hulu! This is a new era of professional wrestling, and with the pioneer companies building this network, the future looks grand!
LADIES AND GENTLEMEN PLEASE,
WOULD YOU BRING YOUR ATTENTION TO ME
[Just as the crowd was roaring in excitement, it quickly shifts into boos as the music of Hunter Grand blares over the PA. After a fashionably late and long moment, "The Grand One" himself emerges from the entrance. Hunter is decked out in his finest Armani suit and the slickest of shades too expensive to name, with a golden microphone in hand, and of course, the Grand Slam Championship around his waist. His music slowly dies down, but as "The Main Man" does what he wants only in his terms, he takes his time and allows the fans to truly grasp what they are witnessing.]
Hunter Grand - Did somebody say Grand?! See, this is why I took the time out of my busy schedule defending my HGX Grand Slam Championship and travel down to this swamp infested hellhole that is, New Orleans. Alice, Josie… I knew your feeble, senile minds would forget to make the Grandest of announcements here tonight. So I made sure to come here to the Smoothie King Center and let everyone know that on the Battleground Network, right after L!GHTS OUT, if you can manage to stay awake through that snoozfest of a show, you can watch the grandest show on television that is already trending worldwide on social media; it's already getting rave reviews by the highest of critics… I'm talking about my new show, "Up All Night" with Hunter Grand. My new talk show is going to put Jimmy Fallon out of business. It already has Stephen Colbert sweating... I'll have the grandest talent in professional wrestling on my show, and I might even allow some of these scrubs from Union Battleground on from time to time...
[Hunter Grand's music hits as he slowly makes his way back through the curtain. Axel and Josh just laugh it off and enjoy knowing that L!GHTS OUT has a home, and that they are also bringing several regional and international companies along for the ride.]
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - How 'bout dat?! You heard it here folks, the Battleground Network premiers this Friday with L!GHTS OUT #9! Check your local providers, because honesty I know as much as you all watching at home!
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - This is fucking awesome! I'm about to get naked in here!
Anton Chase vs Trixie
Mike "Drop" Dempsey - The following contest is a LADDER MATCH. Introducing first, from Los Angeles, California, standing at 5'9" and weighing in at 210 lbs. Representing Redemption Wrestling, "The Wrestling God" Anton Chase!
NIGHTFALL AND THE DAY BEGINS,
I NEED THE BRIGHT CITY LIGHTS AS I START TO DESCEND
[As "How We Roll" by Hollywood Undead blasts over the PA system, white smoke fills the entrance way and a person is seen behind the white smoke. The person steps forward in front of the white smoke, revealing "The Wrestling God" Anton Chase. He makes his way down the ramp, with a cocky smile on his face and his arms out at the side. He climbs in the ring and then climbs the second ropes and puts one hand up in the air, and stares off as he awaits his opponent.]
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - In untraditional fashion, the so called "champ" is coming out first.
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - Anton takes top billing! And he's going to take the top rung of the ladder too!
Mike "Drop" Dempsey - And his opponent, standing at 5'6" tall and also representing Redemption Wrestling, she is Trixie!
I'M ON MY SECOND DRINK, BUT I'VE HAD A FEW BEFORE
[Trixie comes out, and does a twirl to bend over and showcase her firm apple bottom to the crowd. She then turns around to flaunt her ring attire and bites her finger as she pauses on stage. She starts walking in a straight line down the ramp to really sway her hips and get the attention of the guys in the crowd, blowing kisses at the guys and enjoying the jealousy of the girls in the crowd. She steps onto the apron and gyrates her hips before stepping into the ring very slowly to allow all the photos to be taken, then stepping fully in and giving a playful wink to the referee as she sits on the corner.]
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - This match is for the Trixie Championship, in which Anton Currently stole... I mean holds! But Trixie isn't empty handed by any means!
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - No you're right. Since she lost that Trixie belt, she has gone on the win the EWC Prime Indy Championship and the So-Cal Television Championship! So, maybe if you think about it, losing that belt ignited a fire in her!
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - No doubt about that, but right now she's facing a tall order, and yes pun intended!
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - Let it go down with the dad jokes, Dante. No one thinks you're funny, especially Saito!
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Uhh, I'm pretty sure she called YOU out on that.
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - Whatever dude, I don't want to talk about it!
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Anyway, folks, as you can see we have ladders stationed at each corner of the ring outside. We have referee Joe Murray calling the action and only more or less as a spectator as the only way to win this match is the climb up top a ladder and capture the belt.
[Chase and Trixie stare at each other from across the ring and then up high at the belt. Trixie sprints at Anton and crashes in with a forearm smash! She comes firing out of the gate with vicious stuff kicks to the head and midsection, keeping Anton guessing! Anton finally overpowers Trixie and hits her with an inverted Atomic Drop. Anton picks Trixie up in a foreman's carry, walks to the center of the ring, and connects with a double knee gut buster. Chase goes over in steps between the ropes and to the outside.]
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Anton looks like he isn't messing around and is going for a ladder early on in this match.
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - Well why wait? That's the idea of this match, to climb that ladder and claim that title!
[Anton grabs a ladder and slides it into the ring. He leans it into a corner and goes back to Trixie. Anton picks her up by the hair and heads over to the ladder. He drives a boot to Trixie's midsection and stuffs her head between his legs. Anton picks her up and goes for a powerbomb, but Trixie counters into a hurricanrana!]
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - That backfired!
[Anton lays on the ladder with his head between rings and Trixie now goes to the outside. She heads over to a second ladder and slowly works her way to bringing it inside. Anton recuperates in time to notice Trixie on the outside. Anton sprints in her direction and drops her with a corkscrew Senton to the outside! The crowd erupts!]
HOLY SHIT! HOLY SHIT! HOLY SHIT! HOLY SHIT!
[Trixie lies motionless on the ground while Chase is clutching at his back. Chase gets to his feet and heads over to the third ladder outside. Anton places it on the edge of the barricades and comes back to Trixie. Anton picks her up and whips her towards the ladder. Trixie counters by stepping off the ladder into a back flip, where she catches Anton with an inverted DDT!]
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - So far, these ladders haven't been kind to Anton!
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - Maybe that's an omen!
[Trixie begins stomping away onto Anton, then quickly slides into the ring. She heads over to the ladder leaning against the turnbuckle, and carries it over to the center of the ring. She unfolds it and starts to rapidly climb!]
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Trixie is flying up those steps, she's going to win right here!
[Trixie reaches the top rung and reaches for the belt. The title sways from her attempts at it and only nips at her fingertips. She finally times it out and grabs a hold of the belt! She reaches with her other hand to unhook the belt, but Anton slides in and topples the ladder over! Trixie comes crashing down and closelines herself with the top rope!]
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Oh my God! Trixie takes a nasty spill!
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - I hope she's okay! She knows I'm here in case she needs mouth to mouth resuscitation!
[Anton makes his way over to Trixie and picks her up. He heads over to the ladder leaning against the ropes now, and this time he successfully drops her with a powerbomb onto the ladder. Chase drops to the mat and rolls outside of the ring and begins digging under the apron.]
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - What? Are ladders not enough for this guy?
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - Dante this is the final chapter of this rivalry, he's not holding anything back!
[Anton continues searching until he pulls out a table! He slides the table in the ring but goes back under the apron. He pulls out another, this time unfolding it and setting it outside. He goes back under and pulls a third one out, this time stacking it on top of the one already outside!]
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - What on Earth is Anton doing?
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - This isn't the time to be playing Jenga, pal!
[Anton searches again under the apron but comes up empty handed. He heads over to the other side of the ring, and pulls out a table and sets it up outside. He notices Trixie getting to her feet, and he slides back in. Anton heads over to her but gets stopped in his tracks with a Spicy Superkick! Anton drops to the mat and Trixie licks her finger and touches her leg, gesturing that it's hot. Trixie heads over to the table inside the ring and sets it up into a corner. She heads back over to Anton and picks him up by the hair. She whips him across the ring, and on the return she drops down holding the top rope, sending Anton out. But Anton manages to keep his grip and stays on the apron. Trixie runs the ropes and comes back to Anton and leaps over the top rope and sends Anton crashing into the single stack table with a bulldog! The crowd again erupts into cheers!]
THIS IS AWESOME! THIS IS AWESOME! THIS IS AWESOME! THIS IS AWESOME!
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Trixie showing some amazing agility with that bulldog to the outside!
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - She's got ups! Incredible!
[Both took a nasty fall, but Trixie was able to cushion most of it onto Anton. She gets herself up to her feet, and heads over to the final ladder that's been unscathed this far in the match. She carries it back over to Anton, and like a battering ram, begins pounding away. Trixie finally slams the ladder down like an Olympic barbell onto Chase, then slowly rolls back inside the ring. She grabs the ladder leaning against the ropes and places it back to the center of the ring. She slowly starts the climb again, and makes it about a quarter of the way up before Chase notices from the outside. He slides into the ring and begins to climb the opposite side. The two meet at the top of the ladder, where they begin to exchange punches and the crowd splits into chants.]
LET'S GO TRIXIE -- ANTON CHASE! LET'S GO TRIXIE -- ANTON CHASE!
LET'S GO TRIXIE -- ANTON CHASE! LET'S GO TRIXIE -- ANTON CHASE!
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - We're in the high rent district right now! One false move could send both of them crashing down!
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - I don't like the looks of this, Dante. That ladder is swaying with each punch thrown!
[The two continue trading punches until Anton grabs the back of Trixie's heads and slams it down on the ladder. Trixie stirs around trying to keep her footing while Anton is grasping at the belt. Trixie then throws several right jabs to Anton's midsection to keep him from going for the belt. She now grabs the back of Anton's head, and drops down three rungs smashing Anton's face into the ladder. Anton sways far back with just one hand gripped onto the ladder, nearly free falling down to the table setup just below him! A noticeable cut bleeds out from the bridge of Anton's nose, and splatters with each punch thrown by Trixie. Anton is totally disoriented as Trixie is rallying on the offense. Trixie suddenly pauses and looks into Anton's eyes. Then from out of nowhere Trixie leap frogs over the top rung onto Chase and sends them both off the ladder with a Hurricanrana through the table! Again, the crowd erupts!]
BATTLEGROUND! BATTLEGROUND! BATTLEGROUND! BATTLEGROUND!
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Trixie is showing some high flying maneuvers tonight, Dick!
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - She's pulling out all of the stops here! She wants that belt back even if it kills her!
[Both fighters lay in a pile of broken wood scattered all around them as the ref checks on their condition. Trixie is the first to move as she crawls back over to the ladder. One by one, she struggles with every step. The crowd is cheering her on, as she makes her way back to the top. Trixie reaches for the belt, but winces and grabs at her side. She reaches for the other arm and belt is just out of her reach.]
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Looks like the ladder shifted after that devastating Hurricanrana. I don't think she's center enough to get it!
[Trixie reaches with the other side again and fights through the agonizing pain. The crowd gets in an uproar as they see Anton Chase making it back to his feet. Knowing he can't climb up there in time to stop her, he does the only thing he can do.]
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - Anton is rocking the ladder back and forth!
[Anton tips the ladder back and forth on its legs as Trixie hangs on for dear life. Anton rotates the ladder enough to his liking, then gives one final push, sending Trixie over and crashing through the double stacked tables!]
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Oh my god! Anton sends Trixie through the double stacked tables! There's no way she can go on!
[Anton picks himself back up with assistance from the ladder, and he positions the ladder carefully in the center of the ring. Chase begins to make the ascension up the ladder, while Trixie isn't even budging outside. Anton makes his way to the top, and unhooks the belt! Chase drops off from the ladder as the bell rings!]
[DING DING DING!]
Mike "Drop" Dempsey - Here is your winner, "The Wrestling God" Anton Chase!
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Folks I can't believe it! Anton Chase wins the match, and now rightfully holds the unsanctioned Trixie Championship!
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - This is bull shit! Where's my liberal fans? We need to protest! #NotMyChamp!
[Anton celebrates with his manager Chris Wood who strolls out from the back. The two celebrate as Wood outs the belt on his shoulder and raises Anton's hand in the air. The crowd gives a very mixed reaction, as some give him the respects of putting up such a great match. Chase and Wood climb out of the ring and past Trixie, who finally is in a seated position with medics all around her. Chase doesn't say a word as he and Wood pass her, only a stern stare. But suddenly Anton stops and holds onto Wood. He looks back at Trixie, and then at the belt. Anton pulls the belt off of Wood's shoulder and heads back over to Trixie.]
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Oh come one, Anton! She's been through enough, let her be! What more do you want?!
[Anton makes his way through the medics, who look at him cautiously. Chase pats Trixie on the shoulder, then drops the belt in her lap. The crowd cheers on, but Anton shows no emotion and walks back up the ramp towards his manager.]
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - Are you kidding me? Anton just handed the belt back over to Trixie!
[Chris Wood looks confused and you can see he's asking Anton all kinds of questions. Chase makes his way to the top of the stage, and you can see him mouthing "I want a real championship!"]
Winner: Anton Chase
Emery Layton vs Hannah Kristiansen
Mike "Drop" Dempsey - The following contest is scheduled for one fall, and it is frontier Union Battleground Trench War Championship! Introducing first, from St. Louis, Missouri, "The All-American Bad Ass" Hannah Kristiansen!
I'M AMERICA, DRINK THE WATER
I'M AMERICA, BRING YOU LIFE
I'M AMERICA, I'M YOUR DAUGHTER
NOBODY LEFT BEHIND
[Cilver's "I'm America” cues up to a spotlight shining on the entrance curtain as Uliana kicks things off with a spoken version of the song's chorus. Just as the song kicks into high gear, the entrance curtains are launched to the sides as the beautiful Hannah Kristian steps out onto the stage. She's clad in a full length digital camouflage-patterned hoodless "All American Badass" boxer's robe, a US flag bandana over her mane of long wavy blonde hair. It's at this time that Cilver gets into the first verse. Gazing out at the crowd, a focused look on her face, Hannah marches purposefully down the aisleway steps, slapping a few outstretched hands as she passes by. Upon arriving at ringside, she ascends the steps and stops on the apron, turning to face the crowd. There, feet at shoulder width, she throws her robe open and off in dramatic fashion, leaving her arms outstretched like an eagle - exposing her outfit beneath. She then pulls the flag bandana from her head, and tosses it into the crowd. She wears a night camouflage-patterned V-necked sports bra that shows off just the right amount of cleavage, as well as her midriff, black studded leather belt, and night camo-patterned tights with US flag patterned skulls down both sides of her legs and held in place by a rattlesnake - its head protruding from the top and facing the middle on both sides with its forked tongue sticking out. She rounds out her gear with white athletic tape on her wrists and hands; along with night camo kneepads, kickpads, and steel toed black combat boots. Hannah's long wavy blonde hair is parted in the middle and falls down around her shoulders and down her back. Turning, she slips through the ropes and removes the dog tags from around her neck - setting them down in her corner, before doing a few last minute preparations as the song fades out.]
Mike “Drop” Dempsey – And, her opponent... From anywhere and everywhere, representing the XWA, she is the Union Battleground Trench War Champion, "The Lethal Lackeen" Emery Layton!
EVERY TIME THAT I CRY OUT, NO ONE EVER COMES TO ME,
EVERY TIME THAT I REACH OUT, NO ONE EVER RESCUES ME
[As "Somewhere Else to Be" by VAST hits the PA system and light explodes to life, the excitement hits the air. The Worst of the Pavees herself, wearing her leather jacket and beanie over her gear, and not to forget the Trench War Championship, emerges from behind the curtain, clearly impressed with the amount of people have turned out. Her eyes are closed as she's swaying her head to the beat of the very unusual entrance music she uses, holding her arms out as she struts down the ramp. She's lost in the moment, there's nowhere else she'd rather be right now. Once she reaches the bottom of the ramp, she pulls her beanie off and thrusts it into her pocket as she skates up the steel steps and climbs the turnbuckle. As the fans cheer, it's quite obviously not loud enough for her, as she lifts her arms up, indicating for them to get louder. Once the eccentric Irish traveler has spent enough time up there, Emery leaps down from the top rope and into the ring, transitioning from that into probably the most graceful, crisp forward-roll you've ever seen. One final time, she holds her arms out, a pleased look on her face that just screams 'yes, I am quite good, feel free to cheer me'. Finally, removing her jacket she throws the battered old thing to the outside and finds a corner of the ring to sit down in, legs flat out, as she waits for the match to begin.]
[The bell sounds and the two state each other down from across the ring. Emery standing steady while Hannah is bouncing in place. The two meet in the center of the ring and give a respectful fist bump to kick things off.]
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Every match Emery has been in with the Trench War Championship at stake has started out with some form of a respectful gesture.
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - You think she'd be giving a respectful gesture of Saint Saito was inside that ring right now?
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Dude... You say her name again you'll conjure her up like fuckin' Beetle-juice!
[Hannah and Emery circle around the ring sizing each other up and finally lock horns with a collar and elbow tie up. Hannah quickly shoots in for a double leg takedown, sending Emery down to the mat. Emery quickly grabs at the ropes and the referee peels Hannah off. Emery jumps back up and the two stare each other down again before locking up once more. Hannah goes on the offensive with a front arm wrench, before twisting around to get behind Layton. Hannah applies pressure onto the shoulder, sending Emery down to her knees. Hannah now sets her knee to the back of Emery's shoulder and uses her weight for added pressure.]
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Emery has got her hands full tonight, Dick. She's the Trench War Champion, but Hannah is an actual War Veteran!
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - Hannah is a skilled assassin for this great Country, and yes, she's going to give Emery everything she's got here tonight.
[Hannah now pulls Emery's arm up high between her shoulder blades for a hammerlock and then hooks her head for a pin attempt.]
... Emery kicks out.
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - It seems here early on Hannah is trying to keep Emery down to her comfort level, as Hannah is a ground and pound specialist while Emery is more of a high flyer.
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - Makes sense. Keep her in control with what you know the best. Hannah obviously has the strength advantage, but Emery may have the speed factor.
[Emery gets on all four's but Hannah keeps the pressure and control with the waist lock and a half Nelson. Emery bridges up and back into Hannah to get on her feet, and breaks Hannah's hold with a sharp back elbow smash. Hannah stumbles a couple steps back and checks on her lip a couple times before focusing her attention back on Layton. Emery looks to try and initiate a test of strength, but Hannah instead shoots in for a single leg, but Emery quickly sprawls back and Hannah changes positions to get in a waist lock. Layton snaps her hips out to break up Hannah's grip and then counters with an arm wrench. Hannah quickly uses her strength and reverses it to an arm wrench of her own. Emery grabs at her shoulder in pain, but somehow turns to face Hannah and starts dishing out quick jabs. Emery backs Hannah into the ropes, and the whips her across the ring. Hannah comes back on the return and flattens Emery with a shoulder check. Hannah now bounces off the ropes and hops over Emery. Emery springs up and leaps over the returning Kristiansen and springs off the ropes herself. Emery avoids an attack with a baseball slide under Hannah's legs then fires off a flurry of quick strikes!]
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - A lot of back-and-forth early on in this match
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - Even though there is a noticeable size difference, each one knows how to play to their strengths.
[Emery goes for an Irish whip, but Hannah reverses it and sends Emery reeling. Emery comes back to be met with a heavy knee to the gut toppling over to her back. Emery quickly springs up but stumbles back on her heels until she's stopped by the turnbuckles. Emery crouches down holding her stomach as Hannah looks on bouncing in place. Emery heads back over to Hannah and shows to lock up but instead kicks Hannah in the gut. Emery gets a headlock in but Hannah utilizes her strength and whips her across the ring. Emery relays back with a tilt-a-whirl head scissor takedown!]
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - You can see right here that size isn't everything!
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - Is that what your wife tells you every night, Dante?
[Hannah back to her feet and locks up with Emery. Hannah gets a side leg lock in then follows it with a head and arm hip toss. Hannah keeps the head and arm locked in and stands on her toes to add pressure on the neck and shoulder area of Layton.]
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Hannah Kristiansen is so calculating. She knows exactly how to use her strength and size to her full advantage with that head lock.
[Emery managers to get to her feet and whips Hannah across the ring. However, Hannah comes back with another shoulder check. Layton springs back up to her feet, but Hannah is quick to hit another head and arm take down. Layton breaks free and gets to her feet but Hannah drills her in the gut with a hook. Hannah springs off the ropes and rolls Emery up with a sunset flip! Emery rolls through with the momentum to escape and lays Hannah out cold with a short range missle drop kick. Emery pounces and makes a cover.]
... Thr-- A late kickout by Hannah!
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - I think Hannah got caught off guard with that drop kick!
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - She's probably seeing stars right now!
[Emery stays on Hannah with stiff kicks to the midsection. Hannah is able to get to her feet amidst the kicks and stays up along the turnbuckle. Emery goes to whip Hannah across the ring, but Hannah reverses it sending Emery crashing into the opposite turnbuckles. Emery staggers out of the corner, and Hannah picks Layton up with a double leg, then runs the center and violently slams her down to the mat! Hannah mounts up and begins dropping heavy blows.]
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Hannah cut off any momentum Emery had with the battering ram!
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - She's probably got a counter to every move Emery knows.
[Hannah finally lets up on Emery and stands over top of her staring her down. Hannah's aggression grows with each passing second. She now picks Emery up by the hair and tosses her into the ropes. Emery ducks a closeline attempt, comes back to block another closeline attempt and counters into a swinging neckbreaker! Emery stays on the offensive and springs off the middle rope for a moonsault, but Hannah catches her in mid air and comes down with a jumping powerslam! Hannah makes a cover!]
... Thre-- A kickout by Layton!
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Close call by Hannah there!
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - We just about had a new Trench War Champion!
[Hannah now heads over to the turnbuckle. In one motion she jumps straight up to the top. She steadies herself and waits for Layton to get to her feet. Finally Emery does and Hannah jumps off for a missle drop kick, but Emery dodges out of the way sending Hannah face planting straight onto the canvas. Emery now takes her turn climbing the turnbuckle but she stumbles and fumbles her way up. She finally makes it and notices Hannah getting back to her feet and quickly jumps off and hits diving cutter!]
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - The Prikasa! Emery is about to seal the deal!
[Emery hooks the leg for the cover.]
[DING DING DING!]
Mike "Drop" Dempsey - Here is your winner, AND STILL, the Union Battleground Trench War Champion, "The Lethal Lackeen" Emery Layton!
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Wow folks what an amazing match we just witnessed here!
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - You gotta give it up for Hannah. She nearly got the win on several occasions. But in the end, it wasn't her night.
[Emery's music plays off as Layton offers a respectful hand shake to the reeling Hannah who is now staggering her way up to her feet. Hannah looking on obviously disappointed in herself, gives Emery her due respect and shakes. Hannah raises Emery's arm up and points to the belt, then rolls out of the ring to allow Emery to celebrate her hard earned victory.]
Winner: Emery Layton via pinfall (The Prikasa)
Nemesis vs Drew Stevenson
Mike “Drop” Dempsey – The following contest is schedule for one fall! Introducing first…from Kansas City, Missouri…he stands at 6’2 and weighs in at 250 lbs…”The Emerald” Drew Stevenson!
["The Man" by Aloe Blacc begins to play through out the building, the fans rise to their feet]
WELL YOU CAN TELL EVERYBODY
YEAH YOU CAN TELL EVERYBODY
GO AHEAD AND TELL EVERYBODY
I'M THE MAN, I'M THE MAN, I'M THE MAN
[They stand in anticipation as Drew Stevenson slowly steps out from behind the curtain, making his way out in front of the crowd. Drew stands looking out at the fans taking everything in. Drew slowly starts to walk down the aisle. Drew makes his way to the ring, he slowly moves up the ring steps moving in the ring. Drew walks around the ring, he looks out at the crowd, throwing his arms in the air, slowly turning back moving back across the ring moving back in his corner waiting for the match to begin]
“The Doctor” Dante Reed – Our former broadcast colleague Drew Stevenson looks as ready as ever for this match!
“Diamond” Dick Thrasher – He better be Dante! This is Union Battleground, no soft shit with rules like WWH here!
Mike “Drop” Dempsey – And his opponent…from parts unknown…standing in at 6’ and weighing in at 245 lbs…this is…NEMESIS!
[The arena goes dark as the open chords of “More Human Than Human” by White Zombie begin to surround the fans of the arena. With each audio moan on the track’s opening sequence, the arena flashes a deep dark red then as the guitar kicks in the lights slowly begin to rise to a dim setting and we see Nemesis kneeling at the top of the ramp with a now single red spotlight shining down on him.]
I AM, THE ASTRO-CREEP, A DEMOLITION STYLE,
HELL AMERICAN FREAK…YEAH!
I AM, THE CRAWLING DEAD,
A PHANTOM IN A BOX, SHADOW IN YOUR HEAD
[As Rob Zombie’s voice kicks in, Nemesis raises his lowered head, outstretches his arms, raises to his feet and then proceeds forward slowly towards the ring with the arena remaining dark and the lone red spotlight following Nemesis’ path accordingly. Nemesis walks by the fans not phased in the slightest by the cheers and chirps with his eyes solely focused on the ring before him. Nemesis takes his time getting to the ring steps and stops at the final step, only to jump directly onto the top turnbuckle and outstretch his arms while kneeling down. Nemesis then hops down into the ring walking directly into the center of the squared circle where he falls to both knees and lowers his head similarly to how he was on the entrance ramp. As the music continues, Nemesis simultaneously raises his head and outstretches his arms as the lights come on and the music stops]
“The Doctor” Dante Reed – Referee Joe Murray is going to have his hands full with this one!
“Diamond” Dick Thrasher – After the words these two exchanged this week and the pedigree of Drew Stevenson mixed in with this terrifying being named Nemesis…we may be in for more than we can handle Dante!
[As Joe Murray calls for the bell, Nemesis stands in the corner, eyes locked in on Drew Stevenson who motions the referee over to check his boots and wrist bands, Joe Murray obliges and does so. Stevenson then demands he goes and checks Nemesis. Joe Murray looks back at Nemesis still standing there with laser beam eyes staring directly through Drew Stevenson. Joe Murray then looks back at Stevenson and gulps.]
“The Doctor” Dante Reed – Drew Stevenson clearly stalling here and Joe Murray looks frightened beyond belief at his request!
“Diamond” Dick Thrasher – Stalling Reed? He’s asking the man to do his job and earn his paycheck!
[Joe Murray walks over cautiously to Nemesis who is still staring at Stevenson and pats him down as quickly as possible, runs back a few steps and calls for the bell quickly]
[Stevenson slowly comes out of the corner as Nemesis remains in the corner, eyes still burning a hole through Drew. Stevenson gets to the middle of the ring and yells]
Stevenson: You wanted me?! Come get me!
[Nemesis’ face breaks to flash a grin and he begins to slowly walk to the ring where Drew Stevenson tries to catch him off guard with a quick right, Nemesis ducks, a quick left, Nemesis sidesteps and delivers a heavy right jab to Stevenson’s ribs causing him to stagger backwards. Stevenson then charges with a clothesline out of frustration, Nemesis again sidesteps but this time grabs the back of Drew’s hair and drives the back of Stevenson’s head into his knee]
“The Doctor” Dante Reed – Nemesis using Drew’s frustration against him wisely!
[Nemesis follows up with stiff right and lefts side kicks to the ribs of Drew Stevenson, then backs up, waits for Stevenson to sit up and deliver an absolutely nasty stiff, running knee, leaving his own feet in the process to add to the impact of it. Nemesis gets up and stands over Drew Stevenson looking down at the pain he’s already inflicted]
“The Doctor” Dante Reed – Nemesis is not holding back here, starting off very strong and looking determined as ever to get the victory!
“Diamond” Dick Thrasher – Drew must have had something in his eye to start the match Dante! Only way Nemesis could have gotten an upper hand so quickly!
[Nemesis now moves towards Drew Stevenson who quickly grabs onto Joe Murray’s pants, climbs to his knees and nudges him into Nemesis, who out of frustration, in one motion tosses Joe Murray chest first into the top rope who clutches onto it with his back turned. Stevenson takes advantage and delivers a low blow from the front causing Nemesis to keel over to the ground on his hands and knees]
“The Doctor” Dante Reed – Stevenson using his veteran instinct along with some dirty tricks out of his bag!
“Diamond” Dick Thrasher – Dirty? That’s smart Reed! It’s not cheating if you don’t get caught!
[Stevenson gets back to his feet and wipes his mouth then proceeds to deliver rapid, vicious stomps on Nemesis while the referee is now back in position to call the match properly. Stevenson brings Nemesis to his feet, irish whips him into the ropes and nails a huge spinning side walk slam on Nemesis. Drew gets up and walks over to the turnbuckle, reaches around the back and begins untying the turnbuckle to expose the steel behind it. Stevenson picks Nemesis up, irish whips him again, this time towards the exposed steel which Nemesis sees, runs up the turnbuckles the last minute and jumps off the top flipping backwards over a charging Drew, who turns around and still manages to deliver a huge flying forearm that ends Nemesis’ attempted counter]
“The Doctor” Dante Reed – Great athleticism shown there by Nemesis but all for not as Stevenson knocks him back down with that flying forearm!
“Diamond” Dick Thrasher – Drew’s not showing much ring rust here Dante!
[Drew Stevenson taunts Nemesis while he’s on the ground, picks him up, hooks him and lands a beautiful Fisherman’s Suplex that he bridges nicely into a pinning combination that causes Joe Murray to hit the mat for a count]
“The Doctor” Dante Reed – Kickout by Nemesis on the early pin attempt!
[Drew gets up quickly and delivers a few more stomps to keep Nemesis grounded, then quickly picks him up and sets him up for a German Suplex that Nemesis counters by flipping over mid air and landing on his feet after being thrown backwards. Drew gets up looking shocked and charges to land another stiff clothesline like his one earlier that Nemesis ducks, grabs Drew from behind, locks in a Cobra Clutch and suplexes him, holds on the clutch, rolls up bring Stevenson to his feet with him and suplexes him again, then proceeds to rolls over once more with Stevenson and Cobra Clutch suplexes Stevenson for a third time]
“The Doctor” Dante Reed – Unbelievable counter and Cobra Clutch Suplex sequence by Nemesis!
“Diamond” Dick Thrasher – Drew must have slipped on the mat and not got enough on that German Suplex Dante! Only way to explain this!
[Nemesis kicks Stevenson over onto his back leaving him only a few feet out from the turnbuckle, proceeds to hop to the top turnbuckle, turns and gets into position]
“The Doctor” Dante Reed – Nemesis looking for a high risk maneuver here!
[Nemesis then flies off and lands a massive 5 Star Frog Splash that thunders throughout the arena causing Nemesis to bounce off of Stevenson’s body due to the force, Nemesis then quickly scurries back over to make a pin]
[Stevenson gets his shoulder up causing Joe Murray to signal just a two count to the timekeeper and ring announcer Mike Dempsey]
“Diamond” Dick Thrasher – He didn’t think that was going to finish Drew Stevenson did he Dante?
“The Doctor” Dante Reed – You can’t blame him for trying after that move Dick!
[Both men slowly begin getting to their feet and Nemesis dropkicks Stevenson out of the ring, over the top rope. As Drew begins to recover and again, slowly gets to his feet, Nemesis hits the ropes and charge and jumps over the rope, hitting Stevenson with an amazing cross body moonsault that sends both men back, crashing into the barricade by force]
“The Doctor” Dante Reed – Nemesis catching Drew off guard here tonight with an aerial assault we have not yet seen the likes of from him before!
[Nemesis picks Drew up and goes to irish whip him into the steel steps but Stevenson reverses and uses enough force to send Nemesis flipping over into the steps back first causing a loud, sick thud as Stevenson backs up against the barricade to gain his bearings. After doing so, Drew reaches under the ring and pulls out a folding table, unfolds it and places it beside the ring, level to the outside of the mat. As Drew is doing this, Nemesis has been fishing under the ring himself and is now concealing a chair as he is getting to his knees. After setting up the table, Drew walks over to grab Nemesis by the head who quickly smacks Drew on the forehead, in a backwards, quick-flick swinging motion that sends Drew down to the floor. Nemesis throws the chair into the ring, picks up Drew, tosses him into the ring and then slides in grabbing the chair and looking to take Drew’s head off when he gets up]
“Diamond” Dick Thrasher – He can’t do this Dante! What the hell is this lunatic thinking!?!
[As Stevenson gets up, Nemesis swings with the chair, but Drew ducks and Nemesis just manages to stop in front of the referee whose shielding his face. Nemesis turns around and ducks a clothesline from Stevenson that the referee cringes for impact but Stevenson too manages to stop himself. Drew turns around and Nemesis tosses the chair face level at Stevenson who grabs it, Nemesis goes to deliver a spinning round house kick into it but Drew jumps out of the way and this time, Joe Murray can not avoid the collision as Nemesis nearly takes his head off with the kick]
“The Doctor” Dante Reed – Both men tried to avoid it but it has seemed all match that Joe Murray was destined to get in the way!
[Nemesis looks down at the referee, then turns around and…]
[Drew Stevenson crushes Nemesis’ skull with a vicious chair shot that echoes throughout the arena and collapses Nemesis to the mat]
“The Doctor” Dante Reed – What a thunderous chair shot by Drew Stevenson!
“Diamond” Dick Thrasher – Hit him again Drew! Hit him again!
[Drew Stevenson looks as both his opponent and the referee down and then unfolds the chair, places it on the mat and takes a seat, crossing his arms looking cocky and in control. After a moment, Stevenson gets up, goes over and picks up Nemesis’ limp body. Drew throws him into the ropes and as Nemesis bounces off, Stevenson delivers an HT3 on Nemesis through the unfolded chair and lays on top of the motionless Nemesis for a pic]
“The Doctor” Dante Reed – A devastating HT3 by Stevenson on a lifeless Nemesis but the referee is still out cold!
“Diamond” Dick Thrasher – Unbelievable Dante! Joe should be fired for a lack of competence! Sleeping on the job!
[Drew gets up frustrated, heads over to the referee and nudges him with his boot. As he does this, the ring begins to rapidly fill with smoke causing us to lose sight of what’s happening in the ring because it’s so thick]
“The Doctor” Dante Reed – What the hell is going on here?!?!
[As quickly as the smoke engulfs the ring, it suddenly disappears and standing in front of Nemesis, as if to shield him are Camila Martinez and Sinister while Drew looks on confused as to what they are doing]
“Diamond” Dick Thrasher – What are they doing here Dante?
“The Doctor” Dante Reed – I Know about as much as you Dick!
[Drew decides to be brave and make a move towards Sinister, to which Sinister grabs Stevenson by the neck, lifts him up in the Gorilla Press position and then slams him to the mat. Nemesis is now up to his feet, clutching his back and instructs Sinister to lift Drew Stevenson up to his feet]
“The Doctor” Dante Reed – It looks like Nemesis is the one giving directions here Dick!
[Sinister now lifts Stevenson up stomach first on his shoulder while Mila climbs the turnbuckle and jumps off driving Drew head first into a DDT with Sinister dropping forward to add momentum to the impact. Nemesis heads over, bends down and grabs Stevenson by the face]
Nemesis: I told you that you were the beginning of the end!
[Nemesis then signals Sinister to lift Stevenson up to his feet again. Sinister does, Nemesis grabs Stevenson, lifts him up on his shoulders and delivers a stiff GTS that causes Drew to fall back, but Mila catches him and holds him for Nemesis to finish off Stevenson with the Kinshasa to complete his finishing move the Enoch]
“The Doctor” Dante Reed – Why even bother!?! The man has been beaten senseless by these three!
“Diamond” Dick Thrasher – This is ridiculous Dante! Where is the referee in all of this?
[Nemesis covers Drew Stevenson who isn’t even making a single movement while signaling Sinister to grab the referee. Sinister picks Joe Murray up by the collar, slaps him a few times across the cheek and tosses him down by Drew Stevenson’s pinned shoulders to make the count]
[Nemesis gets off of Drew Stevenson as Joe Murray declares Nemesis the winner]
Mike “Drop” Dempsey – Here is your winner…Nemesis!
[Nemesis, Mila and Sinister don’t even take the time to celebrate as all three proceed to lay into Stevenson with kicks and stomps]
“The Doctor” Dante Reed – Haven’t these three done enough?!?
[Just then, the crowd begins to rise to their feet and look towards the entrance ramp as we now cut to Kreature running down the ramp. He slides in the ring and causes Nemesis, Mila and Sinister to back up. He heads over and barely helps Drew get to one knee as Nemesis and his two counterparts watch on. Drew seems to thank Kreature who then suddenly grabs Drew and hits him with his signature move Twist of Demise]
“Diamond” Dick Thrasher – What the hell Dante? I thought he was here to help?!?
“The Doctor” Dante Reed – Apparently Kreature is with Nemesis, Camila Martinez and this newcomer Sinister!
[As Mila and Sinister join Kreature in stomping away some more at Drew Stevenson, Nemesis raises his right arm to the rafters and motions downwards. Suddenly, a large, black cross begins to come down from the rafters that’s attached to various cable cords]
“The Doctor” Dante Reed – What the hell is going on here with a cross?
“Diamond” Dick Thrasher – I hope Drew said his prayers last night Dante cause if not, now might be a good time!
[Nemesis signals for Mila to go out of the ring and grab something. Mila hops out, surveys under the ring and brings out a few bundles of barbed wire, then rolls into the ring with it. Sinister and Kreature now have Drew to his feet and pin him up against the cross. Mila then hands a bundle of barbed wire to Nemesis, while using the remaining few small bundles to tie Drew Stevenson’s ankles together to the cross and each wrist individually causing him to be in the crucifix position by barbed wire]
“The Doctor” Dante Reed – OH MY GOD! THEY ARE CRUCIFYING DREW STEVENSON!
“Diamond” Dick Thrasher – Jesus H. Christ Dante…
[Nemesis takes the barbed wire that Mila handed him and wraps it around Stevenson’s head, mocking the crown of thorns which causes blood to begin to slowly pour out of Drew’s forehead. Nemesis takes a step back, as does Mila, Kreature and Sinister. Nemesis then lifts his arm again and motions upward causing the cross to raise, Nemesis then twists his hand in a motion as if he was turning a door knob and the cross begins to turn upside down and stops in mid air]
“The Doctor” Dante Reed – I can’t believe what we are witnessing here!
“Diamond” Dick Thrasher – Nemesis warned us that this was going to be the beginning of the end…
[The camera shows us Drew Stevenson hanging upside down on the inverted cross with blood pouring from his head as we fade to an endorsement commercial]
Winner: Nemesis via pinfall (Enoch)
Tweeder vs Dick Devereaux
Mike "Drop" Dempsey – Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to tonight's main event!
BATTLEGROUND! BATTLEGROUND! BATTLEGROUND! BATTLEGROUND!
Mike "Drop" Dempsey – The following contest is a Falls Count Anywhere match and it is for the Union Battleground Championship! Introducing first, the challenger! Hailing from Washington, D.C., standing 6’2" and weighing in at 243 lbs., "The Butcher" DICK DEVEREAUX!
YOU FUCKING BLEED NOW!
["Everyone Bleeds Now" By Hatebreed suddenly hits and the lights begin to flash violently to the beat. The ramp puts out smoke as red lasers begin to strobe around the arena. Dick Devereaux comes out from the back through the smoke with an irritated look spread across his face and a water bottle in hand. He comes to the edge of the ramp as he extends both arms towards the sky with his middle fingers pointed out at the crowd. He looks around before he begins to nod his head to the beat and begins to pour the water bottle over his head. He tosses the water bottle into the audience as he continues to nod his head to the beat. He begins to bend over as he holds his bald head. He then violently starts to bang his head as he begins to punch himself over and over again. Dick then flips his wet head up and raises his fists before lowering them and beginning down the ramp. Dick is now at the end of the ramp as he runs and hops up onto the apron. He looks around before holding up his middle fingers outwards towards the crowd. He then slowly brings them down to the camera and spews off a few hateful words before stepping into the ring through the ropes. Dick walks over to the farthest turnbuckle and steps to the second rope. He looks around and then bends down and starts to head bang, letting water from his head soak the crowd below. He then flips his head up and raises his fists slowly before hoping down. Dick walks over to the ropes and steps on the middle one with his right leg and the bottom one with his left as he bounces on the ropes, staring at the crowd. His music dies down as Dick ditches his leather jacket and waits in the corner, pacing back and forth ready as ever for this Championship match]
Mike "Drop" Dempsey – And his opponent…hailing from Glasgow, Scotland, standing 6'3" and weighing 230 lbs., representing Carnage Wrestling. He is the reigning, defending, undisputed Union Battleground Champion, "The UltraViolent Icon” TWEEDER!
CAN'T YOU SEE, I'M EASILY BOTHERED BY PERSISTENCE?
ONE STEP FROM LASHING OUT AT YOU!
[The lights go out and "Walk" by Pantera begins to play. The crowd in unison sings the first verse and finally the famous chorus hits and rocks the arena... RE! SPECT! WALK! ...what did you say? RE! SPECT! WALK! ...are you talkin' to me? The lights come back on inside the arena and we see the UltraViolent Icon Tweeder standing at the top of the entrance ramp holding a weed whacker in one hand and an open beer in the other. The crowd surrounding him goes absolutely crazy as Tweeder chugs the beer before tossing the foamy, empty can into the crowd! The weed whacker blade spins slowly as the engine idles. The heavy guitar riffs continue to blare through the PA system yet they barely cut through the loud cheering of the Bleacher Creatures - especially as Tweeder revs the engine to that extremely dangerous weapon! Tweeder turns his attention towards the ring, and he begins to walk down the entrance ramp with a purpose!]
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Here we are folks! The rematch of the UB Championship Tournament Finals, Tweeder and Devereaux are set to square up in a matter of moments!
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - I can only imagine what's in store tonight! These two's first encounter went all throughout and even outside of The Forum in Inglewood, California! I don't know if NOLA is prepared for this battle!
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Both of these men have been exchanging words that ultimately led to physical confrontation in which THAT ultimately left Spike pulling the plug on us.
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - Ueah, but look at it this way, we now have the all new BATTLEGROUND NETWORK where L!GHTS OUT will premiere on Fridays now! I think it's fucking awesome, and even more so that I can say FUCK without getting a fine! God bless you Tweeder and Devereaux!
[The bell doesn’t even sound as the challenger takes to the air, diving over the top rope and taking out the champion. Dick Deveroux begins his onslaught, mounting Tweeder as he begins to rain down lefts and rights to the jaw of the champion who attempts to cover up. Dick lets out a yell as he reaches over the barricade, into the crowd. Pulling a chair out from underneath a seated customer, lifting it high into the air, and bringing it crashing down onto the back of the champion. CRACK! The sound of metal colliding with flesh echoes through the arena. He lifts it up again, and once more brings it crashing down on the bare back of Tweeder, the Union Battleground Title beside him.]
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Devereaux isn't wasting any time! He just dove right over the ropes and onto the Champ!
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - My god! I hope the medics are in a sprinter stance, because this one is going to get ugly!
[Dick drops the steel chair and picks up the championship belt. Lifting it over his head to the mixed reactions of the crowd, as Tweeder slowly begins to climb back to his feet. Using this reprieve as time to recover from the surprise attack. Dick begins stomping his big boot onto the floor, holding the championship with both hands, begging Tweeder to rise to his feet. The champion finally regains his footing, turning around as Dick charges him with the championship belt. Tweeder ducks, spinning his challenger around and doubling him over with a kick to the gut. He wraps his hands around his waist and hoists him up into the air. Running toward the ring and delivering a POWERBOMB ONTO THE APRON!]
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - A nasty powerbomb by Tweeder!
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - You think this match will even go inside the ring?
[Dick’s back crashes into the hard steal edge of the ring, as he falls to the ground. Tweeder clutches at his back as he crawls into a cover. The referee drops for the count.]
…Tw… Kickout by Dick Deveaux!
[Tweeder climbs back to his feet, looking at the trashcan full of weapons that sits in the corner of the ring. He climbs onto the apron, reaching over the top rope and hoists the metal can up and over. Dumping all of it’s contents out sending them crashing onto the floor. Something must of caught his eye, as Tweeder jumps to the ground throwing the steal chair to the side.]
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Tweeder is now going for some tools of the trade!
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - He ought to be sponsored by Home Depot!
[He pulls up the brass knuckles and lifts them into the air, places it on his hand as he closes his fist around it, a smile on his face as he turns around…Dick Devereaux is back on his feet, trash can in hand. As Tweeder turns around Dick shoves the trashcan onto the Champion! His head and arms fully immersed inside the metal. Dick bends over and grabs a steal chair, lifting it high in the air and sending it crashing down ontop of the trashcan. Metal colliding with metal echoes through the arena as Tweeder drops to a knee. Dick pulls him to his feet, and shove him trashcan first INTO THE TURNBUCKLE!!! Tweeder crashes to the ground hard, finally able to remove the dented trashcan from his body. Dick covers makes a cover.]
…Thre…Kickout by Tweeder!
[Blood running from the face of the champion early in this match up, the brass knuckles still clutches in his hand. Dick looks through the weapons that lay scattered across the floor. Seeing that nothing seems to fill his blood lust he looks underneath the ring as the crowd begins to chant.]
WE WANT TABLES! WE WANT TABLES! WE WANT TABLES!
[A smirk comes across his face, as he pulls out A TABLE! The crowd erupts as he looks back as Tweeder who has began to stir at ringside. Dick sets up the table parallel to the ring apron. He delivers a right hook, stunning Tweeder momentarily as he whips him straight into the corner barricade! Tweeder leans against them, his arms draped over the top. Dick takes a step back and charges…HOMING MISSILE! NO! TWEEDER MOVES OUT OF THE WAY AND DICK CRASHES THROUGH THE BARRICADE!]
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Quick thinking by Tweeder!
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - He narrowly escapes! This is one of the reasons why he's the Champ!
[The crowd roars.]
HOLY SHIT! HOLY SHIT! HOLY SHIT!
[Dick Devereaux lays motionless among the rubble of the barricade. Tweeder bends over and grabs the brass knuckles that he dropped, mounting Dick and begins to drop bombs, the solid brass colliding with the challengers jaw, knocking him nearly unconscious. Tweeder covers and the ref begins his count!]
…Thre…Kickout by Devereaux!
[Tweeder is in shock, he sits among the rubble, the fans standing around him, as blood continues run down his face. He pulls Dick to his feet as he climbs to his. The champion grabs him by the back of the neck and delivers a huge shot to the dome, sending Devereaux stumbling backwards. Tweeder in pursuit delivers another as Dick drops to a knee before crawling away trying find some sort of equalizer to the blunt force of the brass knuckles. Tweeder continues the onslaught delivering a huge soccer kick sending the challenger rolling into a equipment box that lays against the wall infront of the first row of permanent seating in the arena. Dick begins to climb back to his feet as Tweeder goes for another big hook, but Dick is able to move out of the way. Grabing the champion by the back of the neck and driving him face first into the equipment box, once…twice…three times. Dick grabs Tweeders hand and rips the brass knuckles and throws them out into the crowd.]
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Tweeder has been declawed!
[Dick climbs up onto the box and begins to scale the wall, pulling himself up with the railing standing on the outside looking down at Tweeder. Tweeder staggers back and Dick takes to the air…SEATED SENTON FROM THE FROM THE RAILING! Tweeder crashes to the ground as Dick lands on his feet. Screaming obscenities at the champion! Devereaux grabs a chair that leans against the way and brings it crashing down onto the back of Tweeder. Dick lifts Tweeders head, throwing the chair onto the concrete floor, and then slamming his head back into the chair. Dick walks back over to the equipment box and orders a stage hand to open it. Once the man does, Dick shoves him to the side and looks into its contents, pulling out a roll of light tubes. A smile comes across his face as he makes his way back over to Tweeder, a slight limp in his step. The challenger lifts the champions head, dragging him to his feet, placing the light tubes on top of the steel chair. Dick throws him in between his legs as he lifts him up into the air…NO! TWEEDER COUNTERS! AND DELIVERS A HUGE BACK BODY DROP! DICK DEVEREAUX CRASHES STRAIGHT THROUGH THE LIGHT TUBES AND ONTO THE STEEL CHAIR!!! Dick Devereaux clutching at his back, rolling onto his face as the glass can see embedded into the bare flesh of his back. Both men are down and the crowd erupts!]
FUCK SPIKE! FUCK SPIKE FUCK SPIKE!
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - This is madness! Sounds like a certain network is getting a ringing endorsement!
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - How do you even call a match like this?!
[Tweeder is the first of the two men to stir, slowly climbing to his feet as he Dicks starts to turn. Tweeder stumbles through the tunnel and out of view, as Dick stumbles over to the equipment box, looking into it contents as what sounds like an engine begins to be heard. The crowd begins to roar as Tweeder emerges from the tunnel holding over his head…. A FUCKING WEED WACKER. The engine roars as Dick pulls out….A BARBED WIRE BAT!!]
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Tweeder and Devereaux now have their signature weapons!
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - Holy shit!
[Tweeder makes his way over to Dick both men circling. Tweeder swings the weed whacker, Dick dodging, he swings it downward, Dick sidesteps stomping on the top of it and delivers a huge uppercut with the bat. The end of the wood and barbed wire, collides with the chin of Tweeder, blood still rushing from his head as he crashes to the ground. Dick looks over at him, the champion not moving, as a sadistic look comes across the challenger's face. He makes his way over to the wall, pulls a tarp away, revealing a whole stack of glass planes. He looks beside it and grabs a table that has a bunch of electrical equipment on it. He clears the table and drags it and into the space in the crowd where they have been fighting. He grabs two chairs from the crowd and places them across from each other on top of the table. He walks over to Tweeder, Pulling him to his feet and delivers a huge DDT onto the concrete.]
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - I can't believe these guys are still standing!
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - They aren't human, Dante! They live for this stuff!
[Dick walks over and carefully grabs a glass sheet, carrying it over to his structure of doom he has made, placing it on top of the steel chairs, like a bridge of glass. Not done he grabs yet a second table, that was leaning against the wall and places it beside the other one, followed by two chairs and a pane of glass. Tweeder now up to his feet, turns Dick around delivering huge left hooks, Dick answers with one of his own. Back and forth these men go as they weave their way through the crowd to the stair case. Tweeder delivers a high knee to the gut, doubling the challenger over. He grabs him by the back of the neck and begins to guide him up the steps. Stopping once they reach the top of the wall. Dick tries to fight back but receives another big knee for his efforts. Tweeder pulls him through the row of the crowd. Stepping over the railing. Looking back at the structure that Dick had made near the entrance of the tunnel. He goes for a suplex…But Dick is able to block. He follows it up by a couple of stiff shots to the ribs, as he climbs of the railing as well. Both men trade blows teedering high above the ground.. Dick Takes his elbow and smashes it down onto the hand of Tweeder, grabbing ahold of the champion and pulling him off. Both men go flying through the air… AND CRASH THROUGH THE TABLES!!! Pieces of glass explode and lay all over the ground as the crowd erupts, both men unconscious as the referee calls for the medics.]
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Oh my God! The ref has called for the medics!
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - These guys might be dead!
[It Looks as if Dick landed face first through the glass sheet. Blood has begun to rush from the front of Dick Devereaux's face as both he and the champion lay lifeless in on the floor. The referee frantic, knowing the stipulation that Axel Graves placed on the match. Dick slowly seems to begin to stir among the rubble. He crawls across the glass that has begun to dig into his flesh as he drapes his arm over the chest of the champion. The ref falls for his count onto the concrete.]
…Three! No! Tweeder throws his shoulder off the ground, barely beating the count.
[Dick can not believe it, the carnage that these two men have been through, it seemed as if the referees count has been gradually speeding up. Tweeder, despite kicking out, still seems very unconscious. Dick slowly climbs to his feet dragging Tweeder to his feet as he does. He delivers a kick to the gut and lifts him into the air…PIPEBOMB!!! DICK DEVEREAUX CONNECTS WITH THE DEVESTATING FINISHER. HE FALLS INTO ANOTHER COVER!
[DING DING DING!]
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - I can't believe it! I can't believe it! Dick Devereaux has defeated Tweeder!
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - Dick won the match and the belt, but I don't think either literally won! These two have been through hell and back!
Mike "Drop" Dempsey - Here is your winner, AND NEW UNION BATTLEGROUND CHAMPION, "The Butcher" Dick Devereaux!
[The crowd is in pandemonium as the ref raises Dick's hand who is still going on the ground. Devereaux finally gets up to a seated position and the ref hands him the Championship. The realization starts to sink in for Devereaux as he stands to his feet and raises the belt his above his head and yells out a battle cry. Then suddenly, Dick kneels down to Tweeder. Dick picks him up, and the two bloodied and battered warriors actually embrace a hand shake! The crowd begins to chant in sections.]
THANK YOU TWEEDER -- THANK YOU DEVEREAUX! THANK YOU TWEEDER -- THANK YOU DEVEREAUX!
THANK YOU TWEEDER -- THANK YOU DEVEREAUX! THANK YOU TWEEDER -- THANK YOU DEVEREAUX!
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Folks, after all of the carnage... These two show a generous sign of respect towards each other!
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - I'm telling you, Dante. This is what they live for! Some wrestlers are technicians, some are high-fliers, and some... Some are just flat out insane! These two put everything they had in the environment they love, and in the end, it's only fitting that these guys show some respect towards each other after a battle like that!
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Folks, there's not much I can say after witnessing a fight like that! But I will say, make sure to catch us on our new network, the Battleground Network, on our new time, Friday's! We'll catch you all again in Mobile, Alabama! Good night!
Winner: Dick Devereaux via pinfall (Pipebomb) [New Union Battleground Champion]