L!GHTS OUT #14
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:: commentary teaM ::
:: welcome to the show ::
[The final moments of the previous L!GHTS OUT replay finishes, and then there is a moment of darkness. The Union Battleground logo slowly fades in and out in a rhythmic pulse synchronized with deep thuds of a heart beat. The view distorts and scratches out into darkness again. Then suddenly a countdown begins…]
GIMME FUEL, GIMME FIRE, GIMME THAT WHICH I DESIRE!
[As "Fuel" by Metallica kicks in to overdrive, we open up with a montage of some of the biggest moments in Union Battleground's short history. We see Dick Devereux laying countless Pipe Bombs on to Dragasha Omega in the L!GHTS OUT #1 main event; we see Hannah Kristiansen cutting a promo during her open challenge debut; we see the formation of Salvation at the Fallout PPV; we see Emery Layton winning the Trench War Championship with The Prikasa;
we see The Outliers crowd surfing down at the Pico Rivera Arena at L!GHTS OUT #4.]
[Then we see a quick cut compilation of Nigel Crane laying out Maverick and then showing him destroying Jason Bourne's knee and then a split screen of both of them wheeled out on stretchers; we see a quick cut compilation of some of the biggest spots during Trixie and Anton Chase's ladder match at Fallout; and finally we see a quick cut compilation of Dick Devereux and Tweeder each hoisting the Union Battleground Championship during their two PPV main event bouts. An explosion engulfs the screen as we transition to the arena.]
[Luke Knux and the Scumbag Society are finishing up one of their hit songs as the camera angles pan all throughout the arena. As Knux finishes off his solo and bringing the song to a close, a huge fireworks display ignites and lights up the entire arena like a supernova! We now finally venture over to the broadcast booth to start the show.]
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Welcome ladies and gentlemen to L!GHTS OUT #14! I am your host "The Doctor" Dante Reed alongside me is "Diamond" Dick Thrasher. We are live here at the Hampton Coliseum in Hampton, Virginia in front of a sold out crowd of over 10,000! Tonight, we have the second half of the opening round of the Battalion Championships Tournament with Beautiful Storm taking on the debuting Firing Squad and also Salvation members Camila Martinez and Sinister battling against The Society's Zaylee Flynn and Seth Lawless.
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - We all know what Salvation can accomplish, and though we finally saw a little bit of what Zaylee Flynn is capable of against some elite competition, the wild card in that match is Seth Lawless. He's making his debut tonight in the Battleground, which if we're still counting, makes fourteen straight shows of having a debut talent. But make no mistake about it, with Nemesis being the number one contender for the Union Battleground Championship, Mila and Sinister would certainly love nothing more than the chance to bring more gold in their group.
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Speaking of debuts, we have two gentlemen in Noah Reigner and "Rumble" Reyes making their in-ring debuts, representing So-Cal UltraViolent in the Battalion Tournament against Trixie and Tornado Desencadenado, better known together as Beautiful Storm.
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - Trixie and Tornado have really been gelling very well together and even though they are the newest established teams in this tournament, they have the skill set and experience to make a deep run.
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Also on deck in singles competition we will see the return of Damon Xalvador as he takes on Isaiah Elliott. Elliott is looking to rebound after a stunning run in Guerrilla Warfare come up short and then the subsequent loss to Kimitsu Zombie two weeks ago.
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - And Damon Xalvador is looking to get back in the race and climb the rankings here in Union Battleground after taking a brief hiatus. He's really expanded himself by also joining So-Cal recently, so I'm sure he's got a few tricks up his sleeve.
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Also tonight, there has been some animosity recently between the protector of justice Xion Ben-Judah and Salvation. Tonight, he gets his first shot at them as he is slated to battle Kreature.
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - Although XBJ would probably rather have a shot at the leader Nemesis, he'll get his chance to make an example with The Enigmatic One.
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - We'll also see Izumi Sato in action since her gruesome Japanese Deathmatch at Guerrilla Warfare against Kira Izumi.
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - Sato has seemed to be under the control of Kira and his "darkness" aura lately, and I'm not sure that she's fully healed physically or mentally to compete tonight. And it doesn't bode well for her that she is facing The Society mouthpiece Becky Balfour, who is looking to rebound after a tough loss against Cassius Reed two weeks ago.
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - And our final singles match tonight is a high caliber bout between what some are calling "crazy as shithouse rats" joshis, Kimitsu Zombie and Saint Saito!
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - This one has all of the potential to blow the roof off this building! Zombie and Saito are two of the toughest, fiercest, and ruthless fighters the Battleground has to offer! This match could easily be a PPV main event, but we get to see it live here on L!GHTS OUT!
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Alright folks, let's bring our attention now to ringside for our first matchup. Mike, take it away!
:: xion ben-judah vs kreature ::
Mike "Drop" Dempsey - The following contest is scheduled for one fall, and it is for the Union Battleground Championship! Introducing first, from Sydney, Australia, standing 6'2" and weighing at 220 pounds, representing Salvation,"The Bandit of Pro Wrestling” Kreature!
THE SHIP IS SLOWLY SINKING
THEY THINK I'M CRAZY, BUT THEY DON'T KNOW THE FEELING
[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 as Kreature emerges from the back with fluorescent colors painted on his face and in his usual ring attire. He makes his way down the aisle and baseball slides head first into the ring. He hops up on the nearest turnbuckle and taunts the fans as they greet him with boos. Kreature hops back down and waits patiently for his opponent.]
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Here comes a member of Salvation to open the show. Kreature has had a slow start to his Union Battleground career. He's won only one match which was the trios match teaming with Nemesis and Camila Martinez when they faced to unusual pairing of Trixie, Tornado, and Anton Chase.
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - The man is exceedingly talented, but you're right, he's struggled to find his footing here in the Battleground, and I would have thought aligning himself with Salvation would have helped, but it hasn't really made a significant difference. It just goes to show the level of talent this company has.
Mike "Drop" Dempsey - And his opponent, from Tel Aviv, Israel, standing 6'4" and weighing in at 220 pounds, Xion Ben-Judah!
[All the lights in the arena collapse into darkness and the violin rock intro to Skillet’s hit “Not Gonna Die” begins to echo throughout, much to the approval of the resident crowd. A spotlight shines on the entrance stage and Xion Ben-Judah stands in the middle of it, dressed in black and white including a matching sleeveless coat. He outstretches his arms and looks up into the unknown as the first lyrics of his chosen theme song echo in the arena.]
DEATH SURROUNDS MY HEARTBEAT’S SLOWING DOWN
I WON’T TAKE THIS WORLD’S ABUSE
I WON’T GIVE UP, I REFUSE!
[Xion looks stoically ahead as he begins his journey to the ring with the spotlight following above him. When Xion reaches the ring, he slides under the bottom rope, smoothly pops up to his feet, and heads to the center of the ring. There, again, he outstretches his arms and looks up to the heavens as the arena lights return. He then removes his coat and paces around waiting for the match to begin.]
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Since being revealed as the legacy of Xander Kalel, formerly known as Azrael Kahn, Xion Ben-Judah has been living up to the expectations given by the late competitor.
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - XBJ has been impressive and certainly would have made his mentor proud. Xion is currently 3-0 and by the looks of it, he's prepared to improve that unblemished record. He's on track to become a perennial fighter here in the Battleground!
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Alright folks, both fighters are in their corners and ready for action. Our referee for this opening bout is Joe Murray. He checks each man one last time, and he calls for the bell!
[The bell tolls, and the two immediately rush and lock up. Ben-Judah uses his strength and tosses Kreature on his back. The Enigmatic One hits a kip up back to his feet and rushes back in. Xion catches Kreature off guard with a powerful lariat and flips Kreature again to his back. Kreature back up with a look of aggravation and again rushes Ben-Judah. XBJ counters once again with a drop toe hold, sending Kreature face first into the middle turnbuckle. XBJ locks around Kreature's waist and tosses Kreature with a German suplex, rocking the Salvation member. Xion holds on with a bridge for a pin.]
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Xion Ben-Judah is taking a commanding lead in this bout!
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - He's toying with Kreature right now, countering every attack Kreature throws at him!
[Both men get to their feet and exchange punches. Kreature is able to land a few extras, and gets Ben-Judah off his game long enough to sling him with an Irish whip. Xion bounces off the ropes and gets greeted with a launching shoulder check by Kreature, but the attack doesn't phase Ben-Judah! Kreature looks lost in shock, then Xion grabs Kreature and whips him into the ropes. The Enigmatic One bounces off and tries another launching shoulder check, but Xion catches him in mid air with a crushing spear!]
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Xion Ben-Judah just rocked Kreature with a spear!
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - XBJ just knocked his socks off, Dante! He's completely dominating this match!
[Xion beats his chest and the crowd gets behind him. The Protector of Justice stalks his prey, waiting for Kreature to get to his feet. Kreature stumbles his way back up, and immediately XBJ lands a rocketing superkick, stunning The Bandit! Ben-Judah grabs Kreature and lifts up, hooks him, and drops him with a Gory Neckbreaker! Ben-Judah makes the cover!]
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Golgotha! This one's over!
[DING DING DING!]
Mike "Drop" Dempsey - Here is your winner, Xion Ben-Judah!
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Well, Xion Ben-Judah made short work against the Salvation member, Dick.
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - He completely dominated the bout, and I'm not sure he even broke a sweat! Like I said, this man is on the fast track to becoming a big time player in this company!
:: too much at stake for failure ::
[We cut backstage where we see a defeated Kreature limping his way through the Gorilla Position and into the back, clutching his head in pain. All of a sudden, from behind we see a large figure run into the scene, from behind Kreature and take him out. The camera reveals it to be fellow Salvation member Sinister!]
[Sinister lays in some stiff boots to the forehead of Kreature until he looks to be out cold. He then picks Kreature up with his brute strength and slings Kreature’s limp body over his shoulder, walking through the backstage area.]
[After passing a few confused officials and wrestlers, Sinister comes to a door leading to the parking lot and kicks it open. As he begins walking we start to hear the same deep, low chants we heard during Mila’s initiation into Salvation. As the camera moves behind Sinister but remains following him, we see him come to an opening in the parking lot, where a single, long wooden stake is positioned with wood on the ground, stacked up and surrounding it. Around all of the wood, in a circle are a group of hooded druids and in the middle of the are Nemesis, Camila Martinez and Preacher.]
[Nemesis motions to the stake and Sinister carries Kreature towards it, propping him up against it, while Preacher hands Sinister some rope, which Sinister then uses to tie and bound Kreature to the stake. Sinister then walks down to stand beside Nemesis, Mila and Preacher as they face Kreature who is starting to come to, slowly but surely.]
Preacher: Then fire came out from before our Lord Nemesis and consumed the burnt offering and the portions of fat on the altar; and when all the people saw it, they shouted and fell on their faces!
[Nemesis sneers as his voice now begins to boom throughout the parking lot after Preacher’s ritualistic opening sermon]
Nemesis: I tried to save you my child…but you gone too far astray…you have veered too far off of the path towards Salvation. Your lack of success is due to your lack of focus…of vision!
[Kreature tries to speak but is so beat up from his match and the attack afterwards from Sinister that he can’t muster a word.]
Nemesis: Don’t waste a breath Kreature…your fate has been sealed and destiny has spoken for you…you are to be cleansed of your sins…cleansed from Union Battleground and thus…cleansed from this world!
[Nemesis raises his right arm, extends his hand high and merely snaps his thumb and index finger loudly and instantly the stacked up wood at Kreature’s feet ignites in a roaring flame while the raging fire begins to engulf a screaming Kreature while Nemesis looks on with Mila’s laughing and chuckling sadistically by his side, loving every minute of it.]
AHHHHH! HEEEEEEEELP MEEEEE! AGGGGGHHHHH!
[Kreature’s screams screech throughout the parking lot as the druids now begin chanting]
FEED THE FIRE…CLEANSE YOUR SOUL! FEED THE FIRE…CLEANSE YOUR SOUL!
[Kreature stops screaming as we now see his flesh melting away and it’s clear that the flames have indeed taken his life and with each passing second the organic matter remaining on his bones begins lessening as Salvation watch on pleased with their display of evil.]
[As the fire continues burning showing us only bones remain of Kreature, he turns to Mila as the camera catches what he says.]
Nemesis: I can depend on you and Sinister to do what needs to be done tonight, correct?
Mila: Of course, they won’t be a problem.
Nemesis: Good…because as you can see, failure does NOT bode well with me. Get it done my Black Rose…I have another matter that requires my attention.
[Nemesis then walks off into the shadows as Mila, Sinister and Preacher continue watching Kreature’s corpse burn into the night air.]
:: damon xalvador vs isaiah elliott ::
Mike “Drop” Dempsey – The following contest is scheduled for one fall! Making his way to the ring, from Asheville, North Carolina, standing 6’2” and weighing in at 196 pounds, Isaiah Elliott!
TURN BACK ON THE BROKEN-HEARTED
SOME THINGS ARE JUST MEANT TO BE
I STILL BELIEVE THAT WE GOT A CHANCE
I STILL BELIEVE THAT WE GOT A CHANCE, TO BE
[‘100 in a 55’ by Pop Evil begins to play over the PA system. The curtain moves aside and out steps Isaiah Elliott. He looks around to the fans in attendance, a smile on his face. He walks down to the ring, high fiving fans as he passes. He reaches the ring and rolls under the bottom rope. He moves to his corner and lowers his head as he gets his body loose and his mind focused on the coming fight.]
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - As we've mentioned before, Isaiah Elliott looks to have a ton of potential, and tonight he's looking to rebound from a tough loss at the hands of Kimitsu Zombie.
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - He defeated a former double Chanpion Crowbar in his debut, and had a very impressive performance in Guerrilla Warfare, then went toe-to-toe with Zombie. There's no doubt this man has a bright future ahead of him in Union Battleground. And tonight, he's about to face a former WWH Champion, so this is a great task to right the ship!
Mike “Drop” Dempsey - And his opponent, standing 6’1” and weighing in at 229 pounds, from Aberdeen, Scotland, representing the WWH… Damon Xalvador!
[Lights go off as the crowds are getting up on their feet as a spotlight is placed on the entrance ramp. No music, nothing is happening right now which confused the crowds as they are waiting.]
ENDLESS MORNINGS CUT BY THE DAWN RAZOR
WHIPPING THE NIGHTMARES TO A FROTH
ENDLESS QUESTIONS WITH NO ANSWERS
NO REPLACEMENT FOR WHAT'S BEEN LOST
[Moments later "Break You" plays through the arena and coming through the curtain is none other than Damon Xalvador. He walked over to the entrance ramp as he stopped he looked at the crowd with a smirk on his face he taunts the crowds which caused a mixed reaction from the crowds. He waved them off as he walked down the ramp, he walked up the steel stairs he went through the second rope as he walked over to the second turnbuckle he stopped as he leaned on it looking disinterest as his music slowly fades.]
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - The return of Damon Xalvador! We haven't seen him since L!GHTS OUT #11. Since then, he's broadened his work into So-Cal UltraViolent.
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - There are a lot of competitors in Union Battleground who also work for So-Cal. We have our champion Dick Devereaux, Trixie, Damon Xalvador, and also the tag team representing them in the Battalion Tournament, The Firing Squad. So it's safe to say that So-Cal is a close partner with the Battleground!
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Alright ladies and gentlemen, both fighters are now in their corners and our official for this contest is referee Joe Murray!
[Xalvador and Elliott quickly close the gap and square off in the middle of the ring. Xalvador gestures to start off with a test of strength. Elliott obliges but Damon quickly changes plans and kicks Elliott straight in the gut. With Isaiah bent over, Xalvador hammers away with forearms to the back of the head. Damon Irish whips Isaiah into the ropes, and on the return, Isaiah meets a big boot to the face. Damon follows it up with an elbow drop, but Elliott rolls out of the way in time. Isaiah gets to his feet as Damon follows, and Isaiah quickly throws vicious jabs, left and right, keeping Damon off balance.]
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Damon Xalvador has the slight size advantage, but clearly Isaiah Elliott has superior speed in this contest.
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - Elliott is near masterful in striking, so keeping separation and landing those punches and kicks will be key to a victory.
[Damon is able to duck a mailed in haymaker, and hooks his head under Elliott's arm and plants him with a side slam! Damon is quick to get back up and stomps on Elliott in rapid succession! Damon picks Elliott up by the hair, and rocks him with an uppercut! Damon hooks the arm and drops Elliott with a side suplex! Damon goes for a quick cover!]
[Damon grunts in frustration and picks Elliott back up. He rakes Isaiah's eye, causing him to be temporarily blinded. Damon guides Isaiah towards the edge, and drags his face along the ropes! Damon receives a warning from the referee, but he just blows him off. Damon turns Elliott around to face him, but Elliott shocks him with an exploder suplex into the turnbuckle! Damon has a leg caught between the ropes, and while he's hanging upside down, Isaiah Elliott gets a running head start, and baseball slides feet first into the face of Damon! Elliott tosses Damon off out from the turnbuckle and picks him back up. Damon hits a desperation head butt, and bull rushes Elliott into the turnbuckle. Damon whips Elliott across the ring, but Isaiah counters, and Damon goes crashing into the opposite turnbuckle! The impact ricochets Xalvador out from the corner, and Isaiah Elliott follows with a flying spinning elbow strike!]
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Oh my god! The Facebreaker out of nowhere!
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - Damon is busted open!
[Isaiah quickly hooks the leg for a cover!]
[DING DING DING!]
Mike "Drop" Dempsey - Here is your winner, Isaiah Elliott!
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - And just like that, Isaiah Elliott is back on track!
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - That flying spinning elbow is deadly, Dante! He split Damon wide open and he's still not moving!
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Elliott has shown great poise in his match ups, and now he officially improves his mark to 2-1!
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - If he keeps this up, he's going to be looking at some championship opportunities in the near future!
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Folks, coming up next, we have someone who is also looking to rebound and another looking to capture their first victory... It's Becky Balfour versus Izumi Sato next!
:: spotted ::
Mike "Drop" Dempsey - The following contest is scheduled for one fall. Introducing first, from Detroit, Michigan, standing 5'8" and weighing in at 122 pounds, The leader of #TheSociety, Becky Balfour!
SINCE I WAS BORN, THEY COULDN'T HOLD ME DOWN
ANOTHER MISFIT KID, ANOTHER BURNED-OUT TOWN
I NEVER PLAYED BY THE RULES, I NEVER REALLY CARED
MY NASTY REPUTATION TAKES ME EVERYWHERE
[‘Youth Gone Wild’ begins playing throughout the Hampton Coliseum as the fans boo at the inevitable arrival of the voice of #TheSociety, Becky Balfour.]
“The Doctor” Dante Reed - Becky Balfour is all set for her one on one showdown with Izumi Sato here momentarily, but lets talk about her last showing here in Union Battleground. She fought Cassius Reed and allowed her own groupies, or ‘The Followers’ as I’m being told they are called to distract her, giving victory to Reed.
“Diamond” Dick Thrasher - Don’t try to disrupt The Society and the chemistry they have. Look, there she is...and there they are! The Followers are behind her!
[Becky Balfour walks down the entrance way towards the ring, behind her, a sea of around twenty people, all wearing #TheSociety t-shirts. As Becky approaches the ringside area, she looks over into the crowd and something, or someone catches her attention. Balfour turns to The Followers and shouts something to them as they lift her up and place her onto the ring apron. Becky then steps into the ring and demands a microphone as The Followers stand on one side of the ring, peering in at their leader.]
Becky Balfour - Cut my music. Now.
[The music cuts off abruptly as Becky’s voice changes from frantic, to commanding.]
Becky Balfour - You. Golden boy. You showed up.
“The Doctor” Dante Reed - Wait a minute, she can’t be talking about HIM can she?
“Diamond” Dick Thrasher - I don’t know, Doc. You’re supposed to have all of this information!
[Becky points a finger to someone in the crowd. The camera scans the front row and a familiar face is spotted as the crowd cheers at the sight of ‘The Dropkick King’ Adrien Cochrane.]
“The Doctor” Dante Reed - He’s here! Multiple time champion and one of the best wrestlers in the world, Adrien Cochrane is in the front row!
“Diamond” Dick Thrasher - For those of you living under a rock, Becky Balfour invited Adrien here on social media, Twitter to be exact. Did anyone actually expect this guy to show up though?
[Becky twirls the microphone in her hands for a few moments before laughing and bringing it back up to her lips.]
Becky Balfour - You...golden boy. Adrien. Savior to those without a brain...please, I would love to talk to you in person. Finally. Security, let him over the barricade.
[Becky turns to the opposite side of the ring, staring out at the fans.]
Becky Balfour - Who wants to see Adrien Cochrane enter a Union Battleground ring?
[The fans erupt as the camera moves back to Adrien. The Redemption Wrestling star reluctantly jumps over the barricade as he carefully navigates his way through the sea of The Followers on the outside of the ring. He rolls underneath the bottom rope before standing inside the ring, wearing his regular clothes of a plaid long sleeve button up shirt and a pair of black jeans. Becky closes the distance between them, standing uncomfortably close to the three-time World Champion. Her eyes look him up and down as her lips contort in a snarl of disgust.]
Becky Balfour - You are loved, Adrien. The fans adore you. You wrestle for a company that plasters your face on posters and ships them out to the homes of people just like the ones sitting out there tonight. You have a girlfriend who is the closest thing to America’s Sweetheart, and you have more money than you know what to do with. You are the American dream.
[With resentment in her voice, Becky makes it a point to literally step on the toes of the champion, causing Adrien to take two steps back, mouthing something at her as she laughs.]
Becky Balfour - I invited you here for one reason, and it’s actually pretty simple. What have I asked you for, for a few months now?
[Becky looks on as Adrien is slid a microphone under the bottom rope. Adrien picks up and looks at Becky Balfour, knowing the correct answer to her question.]
Adrien Cochrane - You want a match.
[The fans cheer as they imagine the successful wrestler taking on the leader of the unpopular group.]
Adrien Cochrane - I suspected that was the purpose of your invitation.
Becky Balfour - Smart too. Tell me, tell the world...tell...MY Society...how is it? Walking through life, getting anything you want. How is it to walk into a restaurant, and have them throw somebody out just to make room for someone of your status to sit down and dine in? How does it feel knowing that if myself, or any of my followers walked into the same restaurant, we would be treated as second rate citizens as long as you were around? Does it make you feel important?
[Adrien smirks a little bit.]
Adrien Cochrane - That has not once ever occurred to me. And in the event of such circumstances, I would not allow someone to be thrown out just so I could join their establishment. And I think that institutions such as restaurants should treat you and me as equals. I cannot control the actions of others, but I will do the right thing with my own.
[The fans cheer at the rebuttal from Cochrane.]
Adrien Cochrane - You talk about my present like it was something that was given to me, Becky, without acknowledging how far I came from being homeless for a long time. You state that you don’t believe anyone should be judged by their status. Or is that something that only applies to you and those in your circle?
[Becky smirks at Adrien’s response. The fans were getting riled up at the surprise arrival, mixed with someone calling Becky out on her own words.]
Becky Balfour - You don’t get to ask the questions tonight, Adrien. I’m sorry if you’re privileged pass elsewhere gets you certain opportunities, but tonight, you answer my questions. So allow me to ask another. Do you think we are equals? Are the men and women behind you on the outside of the ring equal to you?
[Adrien lowers his eyelids as he responds.]
Adrien Cochrane - Yes. Thomas Jefferson penned the phrase that all men are by nature equally free and independent.
Becky Balfour - I didn’t ask what a dead President said, I asked you...golden boy, do you see ALL of us as your equals. Yes or no?
Adrien Cochrane - You must not have been paying attention to the first word I said, Miss Balfour. I said, yes.
Becky Balfour - Then you should have no problem doing what I ask of you next.
[Becky snaps her fingers as she takes a few steps away from Adrien. Suddenly, all of The Followers begin climbing onto the ring apron and marching up the ring steps, prompting Adrien to step closer to Becky to give them room as they fill the ring. Becky meanwhile, slides her leather jacket off and tosses it to the outside of the ring to reveal her t-shirt with #TheSociety across the chest, matching the shirts of all of her followers that now occupy the ring.]
Becky Balfour - Be one of us, if only for the night. Show me, and them...that we are equals.
[Becky holds out a "#TheSociety" shirt that matches everyone else in the ring.]
Becky Balfour - Consider it a gift. Put it on.
[The fans boo as Adrien looks at the shirt dangling in front of him. Adrien slings the shirt over his shoulder before speaking into the microphone.]
Adrien Cochrane - I’m not sure I’m comfortable being ordered to do this with an army forcing me to do what you want me to do with the way you treat people. This shirt isn’t a sign of equality. It’s an emblem of a cult of people who follow someone who sees herself as better than people who isn’t like her. I will treat you the way I treat anyone who is cordial towards me. But I will not be intimidated into conforming to the image you want of everyone else.
[Becky looks past Adrien and nods her head as Adrien suddenly feels the group of followers behind him closing in on him.]
“Diamond” Dick Thrasher - See? This is what happens when you think you’re better than others.
“The Doctor” Dante Reed - When did Adrien ever say he was better than anyone? Becky has some sick control over The Followers, and they are getting dangerously close to Adrien Cochrane.
[The moment the first one tries to grab Adrien, he quickly hits his finishing move that is known to come out of nowhere, the Adrien Cutter. He dropkicks two more that get a bit closer before running off the ropes and bouncing off the middle one, landing knees first into the shoulders of another Follower.]
“The Doctor” Dante Reed - Adrien lays out a Follower with the Crescent City Connection! Adrien is fighting them off, but for how long?!
[Adrien hits his super kick, the Lightning Strike, on one more before two of them initiate a football tackle. Two more grab his legs so he can’t do anymore damage as the first two grab his arms. He frees his legs to try to kick at one of them, but they quickly get control back of him as more of them restrain him.]
“The Doctor” Dante Reed - The numbers game has finally caught up to him!
[Becky steps forward and delivers a slap to the face that echoes throughout the Hampton Coliseum. She then snaps her fingers as The Followers push Adrien away from them and towards Becky, who lines up and connects with a kick below the belt, dropping Adrien to the mat as the fans let her hear it. She then drapes #TheSociety t-shirt across his chest as he lies on the mat.]
“Diamond” Dick Thrasher - Yes! I mean, hey, is he okay? I think Becky was trying to check on him but her aim was a little off.
“The Doctor” Dante Reed - This is sickening. Someone get some help out here for Adrien Cochrane, please.
[Becky barks orders at The Followers who lift Adrien up and throw him through the middle rope to the outside of the ring as Becky leans through the ropes, shouting at the fallen star.]
“The Doctor” Dante Reed - We need to take a break while we get some help for The Dropkick King. Becky Balfour and Izumi Sato is next!
:: commercial ::
:: izumi sato vs becky balfour ::
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Folks welcome back. If you missed it, before the break Becky Balfour's attention was caught by none other than Adrien Cochrene who was at ringside, and subsequently called him out and her Followers attacked him!
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - Not a smart move by Becky. Adrien is an accomplished champion in this business. Even though he's not a contracted competitor in Union Battleground, Axel Graves' door is always open for business. Balfour better watch her back!
Mike "Drop" Dempsey - Making her way to the ring at this time, from Kyoto, Japan, standing 5'2" and weighing in at 116 lbs. Representing the NGIW, "The Pure Heart Warrior" Izumi Sato!
"FLYING LIGHT" BY YASUHARU TAKANASHI BEGINS TO PLAY
[A dragon roars, leading straight into "Flying Light" by Yasuharu Takanashi as white and hot pink lights flash to the beat of the tune. The curtains then part, as the "Pure Heart Warrior" Izumi "Dragon" Sato steps out, donning a short-sleeved white "Dragon Sato" t-shirt over her usual ring gear. Sato is staggering out with blood splattered all over her shirt and her face busted open.]
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Wha... What's going on here?!
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - Sato looks to have been ambushed before the match!
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - She doesn't look fit to fight tonight!
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - The ref needs to call off this fight!
[Sato finally makes it to the ring, and rolls in under the ropes. Senior Official Bruce O'Neal makes his way to Sato to check on her. O'Neal looks to be insisting to call off the match, but Izumi shakes her head, refusing to forfeit. O'Neal reluctantly accepts her decision and calls for the bell.]
[Becky Balfour looks on at Izumi Sato and laughs hysterically at the fact Sato is struggling to stay on her feet. As Sato holds desperately on the ropes, Becky rushes across the ring and drives in a thundering drop kick that sends Sato crashing into the corner. Balfourbgets back to her feet and begins pummeling Izumi's face into the turnbuckle. After several shots, Becky pulls Izumi back and locks her in an inverted headlock! Balfour screams and looks to go for the finishing "Hear Me Out", but Izumi spins around face-to-face and sends Becky Balfour into the turnbuckle with a Northern Lights suplex! The crowd roars and gets behind Sato, who continues to bleed profusely!]
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Amazing! Becky Balfour attempted to end this thing early, but the sheer willpower of Izumi Sato keeps her in this match!
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - I'll tell you one thing, Izumi probably has the biggest heart in this business! She's obviously been ambushed before this match, and looks to be in no shape to compete, but look at her out here continuing on, and actually putting it to Becky Balfour!
[Sato looks to be re-energized as she mounts Becky and drops hammer fists and elbow strikes. Becky is able to grab the ropes, forcing the referee to break up the mount before too much damage is done. Sato follows orders and allows Balfour to get to her feet. Both women stand up and start trading punches back and forth as a straight up boxing match unfolds. Becky mainly targets Izumi's left eye which was previously cut open backstage before the match. The blood from the cut continues to pour down, and hinders Izumi's sight completely from one side. Becky starts throwing uncontested shots one right after another, until Izumi dodges a shot and flattens Balfour with a head and arm hip toss! Sato clinches the headlock, and starts pummeling Becky now in rapid succession!]
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - I can't believe what I am seeing here! Izumi Sato bleeding in buckets yet she is laying the wood into Balfour!
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - You think that Japanese Deathmatch at Guerrilla Warfare flipped a switch with her?
[Sato continues the attack, but suddenly one of The Followers climbs up to the apron. This distracts the referee, and also catches Izumi's attention. Sato lets off of Balfour to scare the Follower away, and while she's doing that, another Follower on the other side of the ring slides in a pair of brass knuckles towards Becky. The Society leader slips them on and heads over to her opponent. She pinpoints the moment Sato turns back to her, and absolutely rocks her dead between the eyes! Before Sato can drop like a sack of potatoes, Becky hoists her up by the back and wrenches her back in an inverted headlock. Becky points out towards her Followers on the outside of the ring and command them to take notice. Becky screeches into the war of Sato, and drops her in the middle of the ring with a reverse DDT! Becky hooks the leg for a cover.]
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Becky just used some brass knux to lay Sato out cold!
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - She's a magician and has a little trick up her sleeve!
[DING DING DING!]
Mike "Drop" Dempsey - Here is your winner, Becky Balfour!
[Becky has her hand raised in the air, and makes a gesture to one of her followers. She's tossed a black "#TheSociety" t-shirt, and Becky drops it on the chest of the unconscious Izumi Sato. Balfour steps out to the apron, and her group of followers carry her up the aisle like an Egyptian Princess.]
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - My god, there is just nothing Izumi Sato can do at this point in her Union Battleground career!
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - Got to give her props for making her way out here and giving an absolute valiant effort to compete. I think the biggest issue now is to find out who attacked her!
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - I have a sneaking suspicion...
:: snapped ::
[Beaten once more, Izumi Sato stations up to her knees and peers on as Becky Balfour celebrates her victory and she exits up the ramp. The broken down Sato grows angry, and shoots up to her feet. Izumi motions to Dempsey for the mic, to which he obliges.]
Izumi Sato - Ever since I have stepped foot inside the Battleground, I have been haunted by the darkness... I have been terrorized by constant attacks. I have been tormented, by Kira Izumi! I gave you the match you wanted... Or what "the darkness" wanted at Guerrilla Warfare. But yet, you still stalk me! I just want my life back, Kira! I can't sleep and I can't concentrate on anything else but you. What do you want from me?! Why are you stil--...
[Before Izumi can finish her sentence, Kira Izumi attacks from behind! The masked rival goes on a swift combination of punches and kicks before Kira lifts Sato up in a fireman's carry. Kira Izumi looks back and forth out to the crowd who are booing him out of the arena. He finally looks up, and like at Guerrilla Warfare, the lights cut!]
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - Shit! Someone forgot to pay the electric bill!
[When the lights come back on, the ring is empty, and no sign of Izumi Sato is shown anywhere. No trail of blood... Nothing!]
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Folks, I don't know what to make of this situation with Kira and Izumi, but I don't like it at all!
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - I'm going to buy holy water in bulk!
:: salvation vs the society ::
Mike "Drop" Dempsey - The following contest is scheduled for one fall and is a first round match in the Battalion Championships Tournament! Introducing first, from Detroit, Michigan, standing 5'11" and weighing in at 210 pounds, making his official in-ring debut in Union Battleground, he is 1/3 of The Society, Seth "The Problem Solver" Lawless!
WHEN DID WE BECOME THESE SINKING STONES?
WHEN DID WE BUILD THIS BROKEN HOME?
HOLDING EACH OTHER LIKE RANSOM NOTES
DROPPING OUR HEARTS TO GRIP OUR BROTHER'S THROAT
[“This is the Time” by Nothing More blares over the PA system. The lights go off and when the opening guitar riff plays a man blasts through the curtains. It is Seth Lawless. He steps out and he looks at the fans. He shakes his head at the top of the ramp and then heads down the ramp towards the ring. He looks out at the crowd one last time and looks dismissively at them before sliding into the ring and preparing for the match.]
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Seth Lawless is making his way to the ring, and with this being his debut match in the Battleground, he's a bit of a wild card in this match.
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - For sure, I mean we know he is a former #FSociety Anarchy Champion, and he's competed in a number of places like FGA, SAP, and Battleground Network partner Seattle Pro. But I can't say I know of any matches he's teamed with his other female Society member. So yeah, this is going to be an interesting bout.
Mike "Drop" Dempsey - And his partner, from Charleston, West Virginia, standing 5'3" and weighing at 110 pounds, making her debut in Union Battleground, Zaylee Flynn!
OLD SUITCASE, CLEAN GETAWAY
I'M THE ONE WHO TAKES THE BLAME AGAIN
NEW DAY BUT THE SAME LINES
I FEEL LIKE A VICTIM OF THE DOLLAR SIGN
[Zaylee appears at the top of the ramp. She gives the crowd a smirk and struts down toward the ring. She jumps up on the apron and with a wink flips herself over the top rope to land on her feet on the other side.]
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Two weeks ago, Zaylee Flynn made her debut against the notorious Jove Belane. Even though she came up short in defeat, she impressed Owner and Promoter Axel Graves enough to put The Society in the Battalion Tournament.
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - It seems like anyone who has faced Belane and suffered from that devastating kick he calls The Storm has ended up having an identity crisp and gone off the deep end. It appears she still remembers her name, so I agree, that alone is impressive enough. And now, she and Seth Lawless get their chance to capture gold in the Battleground.
Mike "Drop" Dempsey - And their opponents, the team of Camila Martinez and Sinister, Salvation!
YEAH, I PENETRATE THE DEMONS
THEIR TEARDROPS BURN AWAY MY EYES
I LOVE THE PAPER-THIN CRY OF THE LOCUST
IS THERE ANY OTHER WAY TO DIE
[The arena goes dark as the off and on again style beginning of “El Phantasmo And The Chicken Run Blast-O-Rama” by White Zombie begins, when the song consistently hits it’s rhythm before the vocals kick in, the entrance way is engulfed in a deep, dark red spotlight with smoke seeping out of the ramp and entrance way. From the thick smoke emerges Sinister first with Camila Martinez right behind. The blood red spotlight illuminates the two as they pause for a moment at the top of the ramp. The two finally make their way towards the ring, Sinister keeping focused on his opponents ahead and Camila evilly playing the crowd. The two make their way to ringside and climb onto the apron. Sinister holds the ropes for Camila to climb in, while he stays on the apron. The arena lights come back on, and they await for the bell.]
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Interesting match up here, Dick. Salvation as a group are primed to do big things here at the home stretch of the season. Their leader, Nemesis, has his shot at the Union Battleground Championship, and tonight Camila and Sinister begin their journey to try and capture the newly minted Battalion Championships that will all be determined at the season finale, Coup de Grâce!
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - This group has been a dominant force since they banded together at Fallout. And like you said, they have a chance to win the top singles title and debuting team titles.
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Alright folks, both teams are in the ring at this time as referee Franklin Dean sorts out who will start this match up off. It looks like Camila and Zaylee will kick things off. Dean checks one last time with each corner, and he's calling for the bell! This match is underway!
[As the bell rings Camila Martinez and Zayleen Flynn waste little time and lock up. As they struggle for position, Martinez places a quick but effective knee to the gut of Flynn, which causes them to break the hold. Martinez seizing the opportunity bounces off the ropes hoping to build momentum for her next move. However Flynn was quick to recover and catches her with a forward flapjack sending Martinez crashing to the mat face first.]
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Quick counter by Zaylee!
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - We witnessed that Flynn is a fighter in her debut match. Camila is going to have to be more strategic in her approach.
[Flynn starts laying in a series of kicks to her downed opponent but Martinez catches a leg to perform a modified corkscrew. Martinez follows it up with hammerlock that Flynn quickly rolls out of and into her corner for the quick tag with Lawless. Martinez also tags in her partner Sinister.]
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Oh boy, now it's time for the big man Sinister and Lawless!
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - Let's see what you got, Seth!
[Before Seth Lawless can do anything Sinister nails what can be best described as a running spine buster on him. With his opponent down Sinister does a ground and pound attack with the intent on not giving his opponent an opportunity to recover.Lawless uses everything it seems to escape this mat based attack. As both individuals stand Lawless whips Sinister into the corner. He follows up with a running knee, which itself is followed up with an enziguri to the staggering Sinister. Both men are down, crawling to their respective corners to tag in their partners.]
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Lawless lays a solid combo strike on Sinister!
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - And now the women are back in!
[Martinez nails a snap suplex on Flynn. Martinez picks up Flynn and sets her up in the corner to deliver a series of chops to the chest of Flynn. Flynn counters with a kick to the midsection and then follows it up with a punishing clothesline. Flynn feeling good, follows it up with a reverse neckbreaker, and she goes for the cover!]
... Th-- Kickout!
[Martinez makes the leaping hot tag bringing Sinister in the ring with Flynn. Sinister has decided he wants to end this by nailing a beautiful pump handle slam. With Flynn down, Sinister slaps on the crippler cross face hoping to force a tap out. Flynn is fighting the hold as Sinister wrenches back.]
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - My god! Look how far back Flynn is bent back! She's about to snap!
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - Dante I always like a flexible girl! She's impressed me by more than her ring skills!
[Lawless enters the ring and nails Sister in the back forcing the release of the hold. Flynn crawls and makes the hot tag to her partner as Lawless re-enters the contest legally. Sinister spears the entering Lawless and then starts climbing to the top rope. Lawless catches him on the top turnbuckle, and with valiant might, tosses him with a top rope superplex! Both men are down and motionless! Suddenly Lawless crawls on top of Sinister and goes for the cover!]
... Three! No! Sinister narrowly kicks out!
[Both men begin to crawl to their corners to make the tag. Camila Martinez prematurely steps into the ring, and the referee sees her and goes to stop her as Lawless makes the tag to Flynn. Flynn nails Sinister with a running swinging neckbreaker. She goes for the cover!]
[But the referee NEVER saw the tag! He orders Flynn to get out the ring. As Flynn argues with the ref, Lawless tries to capitalize on the fallen Sinister but is met by Camila Martinez who nails him with her partners signature move "The Soul Toll"! With Lawless down, Sinister half consciously goes for the cover with a handful of tights! Martinez attacks Flynn to free up the referees attention, and he makes the count!]
[DING DING DING!]
Mike "Drop" Dempsey - Here is your winners and advancing to the semifinals of the Battalion Championships Tournament, Salvation!
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - I can't believe what I just saw!
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - Salvation are more deceptive than just their smoke and mirrors! They just stole a victory right from Lawless and Flynn!
[The Salvation members quickly high-tail it out of the ring and up the ramp while a livid Flynn and Lawless spout off expletives to their opponents.]
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - This is preposterous! The Society should have won this match!
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - What do you expect? That trash official Franklin Dean didn't see Seth Lawless make the tag, didn't see Sinister grab the tights, and didn't see Mila attack Lawless! Dean was in the heat of a controversy during the Union Battleground Championship Tournament with a disputable disqualification call, which he received an indefinite suspension. He comes back, and does this! It's asinine!
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - However you slice it, Salvation is going on to the semifinals, and The Society, as they say, are being left behind and forgotten! Folks, we have to go to a commercial break, but when we come back, we still have a lot more action in store, as we hear up for Saint Saito versus Kimitsu Zombie!
:: commercial ::
:: a little... warped ::
[“Mustang Nismo” by Brian Tyler feat. Flash hits as the lights dim down and the familiar red and white pulsing lights kick in. Crowbar steps out onto the stage to a chorus of hate from the fans, which he just smiles at and soaks in. He looks around the stage for a minute before starting to head down the ramp, slowly taking his time just to annoy the fans.]
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - DDT, the big man Crowbar is coming to ringside!
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - I'm sure he's got a few words to say in regards to his ongoing rival Malcolm Dred-King!
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - It's been a brutal back and forth between these two, where it all started with MDK taking out Crowbar at Battle of Los Angeles.
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - Crowbar then retaliated before their match at Fallout, by leaving Dred-King unconscious and resulting in a no-show count out.
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - We hadn't seen Malcolm since then until he resurfaced from the crowd at Guerrilla Warfare, attacked Crowbar and causing him to be eliminated from having a shot at the Union Battleground Championship.
[Still smirking, he slowly strolls around the ring, grabbing a mic as he goes and extending his arms towards the crowd, mouthing “thank you, thank you” to everyone before spinning around with a bit of extra step and walking up the steps into the ring. The music fades out and Crowbar raises the mic to his mouth.]
Crowbar: “Oh this..”
[The crowd boo’s loudly.]
Crowbar: “Thank you thank you, I love you too!”
[They get louder.]
Crowbar: “Right, well, if you’d all kindly shut up, strangely I have something to say.”
[Some simmer down, others not so much.]
Crowbar: “Well…close enough. Anyway, as you probably know by now, I don’t make a real habit of coming out here, rambling on for 10 minutes and leaving, it’s…not my style, but hey, I’m out here to respond to Mr Malcom Dred-King, and since he chose this stage on the last show, I may as well take it too, since, well, let’s face it, whatever he does, I tend to do a little bit better.”
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - Can't argue with that! I mean he did put Dred-King on the shelf for a long time!
[The crowd start up an “MDK! MDK!” chant.]
Crowbar: “MDK! MD..anyway, I’ll start from the top, shall I? Lets see….lets see…oh yeah, a busted MDK came here, right right, …well, yeah, but MDK has always been a bit broken in one way or another so, that’s to be expected. Apologizing for it though? Hell, we all have off days…or in MDKs case, an off-career here in the Battleground, but, well, generally you don’t apologize unless you’re trying to play suck-up to someone, which, apparently you are!”
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Malcolm Dred-King apologized to the diehard fans for not living up to the hype that came with his signing.
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - Exactly, he's sucking up to the fans, while Crowbar is an unapologetic madman who doesn't care if someone's feelings get hurt!
[Crowbar rolls his neck.]
Crowbar: “So, anyway, true, when he came back in the business, he fought me, and won, to which I have no issue with, win or lose, what happens in this particular ring is always good fun, that I will not deny, but when that goes too far, that’s when I tend to get a bit…angry.”
[Crowbar grins again.]
Crowbar: “MDK hit me with a Crowbar, comical, admittedly, but futile. Attacking someone with their namesake is one way to send a message, true, but come on MDK, you know me very well, you said it, the secret shame you’ve hidden – we came up in the indies together, and while you seem to think I somehow betrayed you and moved on, the reality of the situation is your head was getting too big for your body – you weren’t happy just being a badass tag team, you had to move on to the big leagues – and that, realistically, is why we ended up not working. You know me, I know me, I don’t turn on someone just for the hell of it! Come on! There has to be a reason, you know that, I know that, so when you decided attacking me was a good idea, please, enlighten me, what made you actually think it was a good idea? Knowing what kind of person I was? Did you honestly think one of the sayings I swear by wouldn’t come into effect? Short version: Every action has a Reaction…and yes, I know the full statement, but it works better for me. So what did I do? Hmm.”
[Crowbar strokes his chin.]
Crowbar: “Malcolm, I get it. You’re pissed off, not that I care, but I get it. You've fallen flat on your face here in Union Battleground and I put you on the shelf, what, twice now? And you’re a little angry about it, fair enough…however, if you REALLY want to play this game, I’m all for it, see, I like to get …wild, I like to get Fuckin’ Extreme…. something’s coming, MDK, into your world, my world, everyone’s world, and you know what? At L!GHTS OUT #15…I might just get a little…. WARPED.”
[Crowbar tosses the mic in the air as his music hits, a grin on his face again. He wanders out of the ring, grooving along to his music.]
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Something tells me that Crowbar has something in store for Malcolm Dred-King!
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - I wonder what he could mean by that, I guess we'll have to wait and find out!
:: kimitsu zombie vs saint saito ::
Mike “Drop” Dempsey – The following contest is scheduled for one fall…Introducing first, from Tokyo, Japan…weighing in at 121 lbs., the “New Ace of Pro Wrestling” Saint Saito!
"I'LL FACE MYSELF" BY SHOJI MEGURO (LITTLE V REMIX) BEGINS TO PLAY
[The hard notes of Little V's remix of Shoji Meguro's "I'll Face Myself" blasts through the venue speakers, and the fans explode in thunderous cheers and boos. Moments pass before the New Ace of Pro Wrestling, Saint Saito, slowly emerges from behind the curtain and steps onto the stage, wearing a beautiful black, red and fur cape over her red ring gear. Saito remains on the stage for a few moments, stretching out her arms in a simple pose. She has a more focused look on her face as she looks over the crowd, abd after a few more moments she decides to lower her arms and then slowly make her way down to the ring. She ignores the cheering and booing fans as she approaches the ring, still looking focused with each step she takes. 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 cheering and booing her, Saito spirals across the ring mat before twirling in place in the center when she stops. She stretches out her arms once again. She remains in place for a few seconds before stepping over to the corner, untying her black cape and handing it to a member of the ring crew. Afterward, she then turns her back to lean hagainst the padded turnbuckles as she waits for the match to begin.]
“The Doctor” Dante Reed – Saint Saito can not be in a good mood after Britain Jade cost her a victory against Xion Ben-Judah at L!GHTS OUT 14!
“Diamond” Dick Thrasher – All I know is I wouldn’t want to face this crazy bitch but then again, Kimitsu Zombie may want me to get my ‘yellow belt’ but she’s just as psychotic!
Mike “Drop” Dempsey – And her opponent…she stands 5’5”...from Kimitsu, Japan…”Little Yokai” Kimitsu Zombie!
TOMERARENAI SOUUTSU SHOUDOU
[Sayonara, Perfect World blares out and Kimitsu Zombie darts out of the entrance way in her bosozoku uniform. She holds her arms up and screams with her tongue out then struts to the ring where she climbs a turnbuckle and repeats the yell. She jumps down into the ring to wait.]
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - This is going to be an interesting match up, Dick. We have seen Saint Saito in an inattentive state when she's about to compete. Though, this week she shows a bit more focus.
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - I think she recognizes the ability and talent of Kimitsu Zombie! Both of these women come from a family, or as they call it a "clan", with stories histories in this sport. I don't want to go all out and say Saito seemed intimidated, but there's no doubt she respects Zombie.
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Alright folks, both fighters are in their corners ready to go at it! Our official for this match-up will be Joe Murray.
[Referee Joe Murray signals for the bell as the two ladies walk to the center of the ring.]
“The Doctor” Dante Reed – And here we go!
[Saito wastes no time by trying to lunge with a quick jumping knee smash to the face of Zombie, who slides under it quickly, almost expecting Saito to try and take her off guard. Saito gains her foot and turns around into an attempted roundhouse by Zombie that Saito herself shifts out of the way of. Saito goes for a waist lock, Zombie squirms around and then gets Saito into a waist lock of her own. Saito throws a few forearms over her shoulder into Kimitsu’s face causing her to realse the lock and stumble back clutching her cheek. Saito then takes a few running steps, jumps up and takes Zombie down to the mat quickly with a headscissors. Zombie tries to get back to her feet quickly but Saito is in quickly trying to lock in an arm bar.]
“The Doctor” Dante Reed – Saito has been trying to finish this off right out of the gate!
“Diamond” Dick Thrasher – No prisoner, as usual for Saito!
[Zombie finds a way to spin her body around and flip to her feet while arm dragging Saint Saito down to the mat as she lands on her feet, all in one beautiful motion that clearly catches Saito off guard by the frustrated look on her face as she gets back to her feet.]
“The Doctor” Dante Reed – Saint Saito gets a first look at Zombie's agility!
“Diamond” Dick Thrasher – Those moves have me thinking dirty, glorious things Dante!
[As Saito is to her feet, the two again slowly walk to the middle of the ring and meet face to face, beginning to curse each other out in their native language, getting louder and louder with every word as the tension is clearly building.]
“Diamond” Dick Thrasher – Who’s translating this Dante? We could be missing all of the good shit right now, who knows what these women are saying!
[Saito gets fed up first and pushes Kimitsu Zombie who steps back, looks down and then pushes Saito back.]
“The Doctor” Dante Reed – Kimitsu Zombie isn’t taking Saito’s crap here Dick!
[Saito wastes no time and lunges at Kimitsu, tackling her to the mat and the proceeds to throw stiff left and right forearms to Kimitsu’s head. Zombie begins to get her arms up but Saito has already landed a few stiff shots. Saito, seeing that the forearms are not as effective, quickly gets to her feet and begins firing off stiff left and right shoot kicks to the chest and arms of Kimitsu Zombie, each one cracking and echoing throughout the arena.]
“The Doctor” Dante Reed – Those are some of the stiffest kicks you’ll ever see folks!
“Diamond” Dick Thrasher – I think Saito isn’t too pleased that Kimitsu Zombie keeps standing up to her, I told you she was just as crazy!
[Saito brings Zombie back up to her feet by her hair as Joe Murray warns Saito who doesn’t even show the slightest sign that she’s paying attention to his warning. Saito sets Zombie up in a front waist lock and attempts an overhead belly-to-belly suplex but as she lifts Zombie, Kimitsu manages to break the waist lock. Zombie falls to her feet, and then begins firing rapid right and left kicks to the sides of Saito’s thighs. Zombie then takes advantage of Saito clutching her legs, jumps up and nails a fast hurricanrana on Saito throwing her down to the mat hard.]
“The Doctor” Dante Reed – Although she has the slight size advantage, Kimitsu is clearly the quicker competitor here!
[Zombie lands a few stompsinto Saito’s body and moves towards the legs. Zombie grabs the right leg of Saito and goes to turn her over into a half Boston crab but as she lands on her stomach, Saito uses her free leg to kick out the ankle of Kimitsu Zombie which sends her crashing awkwardly to the mat. Saito gets in there, lifts Zombie up immediately and drops her back down with a Saito Suplex and covers Zombie for the pin as Joe Murray makes the count.]
“The Doctor” Dante Reed – Kimitsu gets the shoulder up to stop the count!
[Saito yells in Japanese, runs towards the ropes and nails Kimitsu Zombie with a running Yakuza kick to the face while Zombie is in a vulnerable, seated position that sends her back to the mat with a sick thud as blood begins to flow from Zombie’s nose. Saito makes another cover.]
[To Saint Saito’s frustration, Kimitsu gets her shoulder up again causing Joe Murray to stop the count. As Saito screams at Joe Murray, he reassures her it was a two count. Saito brings Zombie to her feet and gets her in position for a T-Bone Suplex. Zombie gets her upper body loose with a few quick elbows but her leg is still held by Saint Saito. Realizing this, Zombie jumps and lands a nice enziguri that drops Saito face first to the mat, with both women laying down.]
“The Doctor” Dante Reed – Both women are down here! What a fight!
“Diamond” Dick Thrasher – These bitches be wylin’ Dante!
“The Doctor” Dante Reed – Wylin’?
“Diamond” Dick Thrasher – Street slang Dante, none of that Saito Slang over here!
[Zombie gets to her feet and Saito is not too far behind her. As Saito tries to get her bearings, Zombie rushes in with a clothesline that Saito manages to duck. Zombie turns around and sidesteps a weak dropkick attempt. As Saito gets back up from her miss, Kimitsu Zombie is waiting and crushes Saito with a perfectly executed axe kick.]
“The Doctor” Dante Reed – Banzai God Kick!
[Zombie goes for a cover.]
[Saito kicks out on a close call as Zombie rolls off of her exhausted.]
“The Doctor” Dante Reed – Saint Saito kicked out!
“Diamond” Dick Thrasher – They look worn out Dante! And not in a good, sexual kind of way!
[Both women again get up slowly and at the same time. Zombie wipes the blood from her nose as Saito is licking her wounds as well. The two again meet in the middle of the ring, but this time lock up, which doesn’t last too long as Kimitsu irish whips Saito into the ropes who bounces off at full speed, runs under a clothesline, bounces off the opposite ropes and as Kimitsu turns around, connects with a massive jumping knee smash that sends Kimitsu flying back across the ring.]
“The Doctor” Dante Reed – SAITO SMASH!
[Saito scrambles over and hooks the leg closest to her as Joe Murray gets in position and makes the pin.]
[Joe Murray stops right before his hand hits the mat as he notices Zombie’s far foot on the rope, stops the count and points it out to Saint Saito.]
“The Doctor” Dante Reed – That Saito Smash sent Kimitsu so far across the ring her foot wound up on the bottom rope!
“Diamond” Dick Thrasher – Talk about luck Dante!
[Saito gets off of Zombie clearly pissed off and backs referee Joe Murray into the corner, getting in his face, screaming in Japanese out of clear frustration. Saito finally just pushes Murray but not hard enough to get disqualified, just causing him to point to his shirt that he’s in charge. Saito loses interest and turns back to a beaten, but waiting kimitsu Zombie who kicks Saito in the gut, locks her in a Fisherman’s Suplex position and then into the swinging neckbreaker.]
“The Doctor” Dante Reed – A Trip to the Grave!
“Diamond” Dick Thrasher – She might win it here Reed!
[Zombie follows up her finisher with a cover as Joe Murray gladly gets down to make the count after his little tussle with Saint Saito.]
[DING DING DING!]
Mike "Drop" Dempsey - Here is your winner, Kimitsu Zombie!
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Incredible! Kimitsu Zombie just beat Saint Saito clean!
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - I don't think anyone in the Battleground has done that!
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Exactly! Amazing feat by Zombie! Although I'm sure Saint Saito isn't the most pleased!
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - Well like you said, Zombie was the first person that Saito actually have some respect towards leading up to the fight. She knew this would be a daunting task, and the result proved her hypothesis. This victory just catapulted Kimitsu Zombie up to a whole new class!
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Indeed it did Dick! Well folks, we've got one final math up tonight, and it's the last bout in the opening round of the Battalion Championships Tournament! Coming up next, we have Beautiful Storm set to take on The Firing Squad!
:: bargaining chip ::
[The scene suddenly cuts outside of a older looking building that’s sign on the top of the building reads “Reject Wrestling Training Center” and the camera picks up that in the right hand corner of the sign it says “Ozone Park, New York”.]
“The Doctor” Dante Reed – Apparently we’ve cut to a wrestling gym in Ozone Park, New York!?!
“Diamond” Dick Thrasher – That places sounds so familiar Dante…I don’t know why…
[The camera zooms into the front of the building. It has a door directly in the middle and two big windows, showing the inside of the gym, one on each side of the entrance to the door. We see smoke emerge from the alley to the left of the gym and from it, we see a dark figure step out as the lights in the gym flick off, as if whoever is inside is shutting down for the evening. The camera zooms in and we see that the figure now slowly stalking outside of the building, running his left hand along the glass as he walks towards the door is Nemesis.]
“The Doctor” Dante Reed – How the hell is Nemesis in New York right now? He was here in Virginia for the opening of the show!
“Diamond” Dick Thrasher – You’re going to ask how a guy who disappears and reappears through smoke while lighting guys on fire with the snap of a finger can do that? Really?
[Nemesis now stands in front of the door, outstretches his arm and we hear the click of the lock on the door, signaling it’s now unlocked. Nemesis motions his hand nonchalantly to the right and the door follows suit; opening to the right so he can enter the gym. The camera follows behind Nemesis as he passes weights, training rings on both sides and gym bags, obviously headed for a light emerging from a partially opened office door in the back of the gym. The camera now cuts to a man sitting at a table looking over some paperwork and using his pen whenever needed to mark his quick signature, obviously taking care of bills.]
“The Doctor” Dante Reed – That’s Kuk Killswitch! Nemesis is at the gym of the man who trained our Champion Dick Devereaux!
“Diamond” Dick Thrasher – Now I know why this place looks familiar!
[As Kuk continues to pen away, he hears a bang outside of his door that causes him to stand up from his desk. He puts his pen down and walks towards the door and takes a look outside of it but sees nothing. Kuk shakes it off, closes the door a bit again and sits back down at his desk when suddenly we hear Nemesis’ voice echo through the room without Nemesis physically being in sight.]
[Kuk hears the voice and stands back up looking around confused, mixed in with a bit of fright.]
Kuk: Who's there?
Nemesis: I’ve come for you Kuk…you are the only man he respects…the man he reluctantly admires…you are essential to the plan Kuk…
[Kuk moves around the room, looking for the source of the voice but stops once he hears the word ‘plan’.]
Kuk: Plan? What plan?
Nemesis: In time all shall be revealed but for now Kuk...just know…
[The single light in the lamp on Kuk’s desk flickers for a moment and then goes off causing pitch-blackness to take over the room. Once it comes back on, the camera is facing Kuk and Nemesis is standing right behind him.]
Nemesis: That you are key to my success…not your protégé’s!
[As Nemesis says this in Kuk’s ear, Kuk turns around to throw a fist but Nemesis blocks it, grabs Kuk by the wrist spinning him around into a rear naked choke that Kuk tries to fight but is taken surprise by the whole situation, not expecting to put up fight tonight. As his arms continue to flail around, they begin to slow down until the fight put up by Kuk ceases and his eyes roll back.]
“The Doctor” Dante Reed – Nemesis has put Kuk Killswitch to sleep with that rear naked choke!
“Diamond” Dick Thrasher – Dick Devereaux is not going to be happy about this Dante! That is one of his only true friends in this business and in life!
[The camera zooms in on Nemesis who smiles and lets go of Kuk causing his body to slump to the floor. Nemesis stands up, towering over Kuk’s downed body and looks into the camera that has been following this whole incident.]
Nemesis: Richard… what you did at L!GHTS OUT #14 will not go without it’s consequences and justifiable punishment…I told you we would break your world Richard and to truly break a man, you must start at his foundation…what built him…hence the fate of Kuk Killswitch who lies by my feet at the present moment…
[Nemesis throws a stiff but arrogant kick into the ribs off the unconscious Kuk and then continues.]
Nemesis: But Richard if you only wish for Kuk to be broken, than at L!GHTS OUT #15, you will meet me in the center of the ring…that is unless of course you’d rather Kuk to be cleansed from this realm…
[Nemesis grabs Kuk by the collar of his shirt and begins dragging him with ease behind him but then stops at the door to face the camera and make one final statement.]
Nemesis: We’ll see you in a few weeks Richard…I’ll be looking forward to it, as I’m sure Kuk will be PAINFULLY counting down the days…
[Nemesis lets out methodical laugh and then proceeds to continue dragging Kuk, who still isn’t moving, out of the office and towards a cloud of smoke.]
“The Doctor” Dante Reed – Nemesis has just taken Dick Devereaux’s mentor hostage now and is demanding that Devereaux meet him in the ring at our next show! What will Devereaux do?
“Diamond” Dick Thrasher – I don’t know Dante but I just know that this isn’t going to end well…at all!
:: the firing squad vs beautiful storm ::
Mike "Drop" Dempsey - Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to tonight's main event! The following contest is scheduled for one fall, and it is a first round match in the Battalion Championships Tournament! Introducing first, the team of Trixie and Tornado Desencadenado... Beautiful Storm!
YOU SPIN MY HEAD RIGHT ROUND, RIGHT ROUND
WHEN YOU GO DOWN, WHEN YOU GO DOWN DOWN
[Flo Rida’s “Right Round” cues up as the pair walk onto the stage to stand side by side. While Tornado does a few ‘chain-breakers’ exercises Trixie plays to the crowd; twirling and bending over to show off her assets before turning back around and biting on her finger playfully. She takes the lead down the ramp, swaying her hips and blowing kisses to the men in the crowd. A bemused Tornado follows behind, slapping any outstretched hands as he passes. When the duo reach the ring they separate. Trixie slinks up the steps, gyrating her hips before bending low and slowly stepping between the ropes. Tornado meanwhile rolls under the bottom rope at the middle of the ring apron. He pops to his feet, holds out his arms and does a couple of hopping spins before halting and thumping his left breast three times with his right fist. Once this is done Trixie stops waving to the fans and saunters up to Tornado. She brushes off his shoulders and then, facing the hard camera, they both raise their hands triumphantly.]
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Beautiful Storm are the newest formed team in this tournament, but they have gelled excellently in their short history.
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - Technically, they've had just one tag team match in the Battleground, but if you remember it was a victory against the team that advanced earlier tonight, Salvation! So just because they are green, doesn't mean they can't contend! So don't count them out!
Mike "Drop" Dempsey - And their opponents, representing So-Cal UltraViolent and making their debut in Union Battleground, the team of Noah Reigner and Rumble Reyes... The Firing Squad!
SAY A PRAYER FOR THE YOUTH OF AMERICA
GOD BLESS THE YOUTH AMERICA
I CAN'T STAND THEIR SIGHT ANYMORE
ALL THE DEAD KIDS LYING ON YOUR DOOR
["Youth of America" by Birdbrain plays through the PA system as the arena lights dim down slightly. A dull spotlight shines on the stage, and methodically Rumble Reyes walks out to the stage, followed by his partner Noah Reigner. The crowd gives them a mixed reaction, but it's mostly boos.]
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Two men making their debuts in Union Battleground, and they do it with aspirations for championship gold in sight.
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - Rumble Reyes is the most massive competitor in Union Battleground! I can't imagine the scenario of him going toe-to-toe with Trixie! Don't get me wrong, Trixie is quite the fighter, but let's be real here! Reyes' leg is bigger than her!
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - You have to wonder too, if these two signed deals to be a part of the Union Battleground banner, or if they are here solely to try and win the Battalion Championships and high tail it back to San Diego?
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - That's something I'm sure Axel Graves keeps on his mind when he books a fight with someone who has outside ties. But then again, that's the mantra of the Battleground.
[Both men reach the ring and climb up. Rumble keeps locked in on his opponents on the apron while Reigner stretches out using the ropes from the inside.]
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Alright folks, it looks like both teams are squared away in their corners. Trixie will lead off for her team, and Noah Reigner will lead off for his team. Our referee for this main event contest is Senior Official Bruce O'Neal. "The Heel" checks each team one last time, and he calls for the bell! This match is underway!
[Trixie bounces in place, keeping loose, while Reigner looks on with a sly smirk on his face. Just as Trixie begins to move out from her corner, Noah Reigner nonchalantly raises his hand up, and tags in the big man, Runble Reyes!]
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Oh boy! A little mind games to start this one off!
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - Looks like my hypothetical scenario will actually start this contest off! Come on, Trix, tag Tornado in!
[Trixie doesn't change expressions as the towering Reyes slowly lifts one leg over the top rope. Before Reyes can get his second leg in, Trixie rushes the giant and smacks him with a step up enziguri! Reyes stumbles inside the ring and Trixie immediately goes to work on Rumble's legs and knees with a flurry of shoot kicks. Although Reyes flinches with each strike, he stays upright and suddenly cuts Trixie off with a single hand choke hold that shifts Trixie's attention from an offensive to defensive mindset! Reyes, by the looks of it, effortlessly lifts Trixie up by the throat and tosses her half way across the ring!]
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Look at the display of power by Rumble Reyes!
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - This man is a beast!
[Trixie gets back to her feet and brushes herself off. She looks to be strategizing for the behemoth, and she circles her way back in. As Trixie closes in, Reyes attempts to lock up with her, but she sucks under and lays a three kick combo to Reyes' legs. Again Rumble lunges at Trixie, but she baseball slides under his legs, and goes back at targeting the legs!]
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Trixie is playing it smart here, Dick! She's keeping her distance but using her speed to escape the clutches of Reyes while dishing out quick shoot kicks to his legs.
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - She's chopping away at the base like a Redwood tree! That's about all you can do with a man of Rumble's size! She's not going to be able to grapple with him, so she's doing it right by keeping her distance.
[Trixie circles more to keep Reyes on his toes. Trixie goes back after Reyes with more kicks, but Reyes is able to catch a leg, and catapults her with a capture suplex! The ring shakes like quake as Reyes beats his chest like a silverback gorilla! The crowd gives a mixed reaction, and this taunting allows Trixie to dive to her corner and tag Tornado Desencadenado in! The crowd roars in cheers as the Alin Doctor rushes towards the big man. Tornado runs in and Reyes counters with a tilt-a-whirl slam, but Tornado counters that and impales Reyes with a satellite DDT! And the crowd goes wild!]
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Holy shit! The Ring Revolutionary just laid out Rumble Reyes!
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - Absolutely incredible! So far, speed is overtaking power!
[Tornado goes to mount Rumble, but he decides he's not having it! Reyes stands up while Tornado has a sleeper hold locked in! Reyes back pedals into his corner and slams Tornado into the turnbuckle! While Reyes is pressed against Tornado, Noah Reigner begins hammering away with punches and elbow strikes to the back of the head of Tornado Desencadenado! Referee Bruce O'Neal catches the outside man attacking, and orders him to cut it out. Noah raises his hands up like he's innocent, and Reyes turns around and places his big boot on the throat of Tornado and uses his 380 pound frame to choke him out! The referee makes a five count and orders Reyes to release the hold. He hesitates for a few extra seconds before finally letting off. Reyes turns to the ref to argue and distract him, while Tornado started to close in on Reyes, only for Noah grab at the back of the hair of Tornado and slam him down to the mat.]
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Rumble Reyes is strategically distracting the referee, allowing Noah Reigner to lands a few shots in on Tornado!
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - That's textbook tag team wrestling right there, Dante! Something Tornado and Trixie may not know anything about!
[Rumble Reyes turns and sees Tornado lying on the mat. He grabs at the legs, and delivers a deadlift powerbomb straight into the turnbuckle! Reyes takes a few steps back, and slowly but surely, rushes TD and hits a massive splash that the entire arena could feel! Reyes finally rags in a fresh Noah Reigner.]
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Rumble Reyes was in a bit of a predicament with a that Satellite DDT, but he quickly regained control and now tagged in the fresh partner Noah Reigner.
[Noah drops a falling fist on the grounded Tornado and makes a quick cover!]
[Noah shrugs it off and picks Tornado up to his feet. Reigner tosses Tornado's arm over his head, and plants him face first into the turnbuckle with an ST-NOAH! Reigner gets up in Tornado's face and starts spouting off some trash talk.]
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - As much as they are toeing the line of fighting dirty, The Firing Squad have done a tremendous job at cutting the ring in half!
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - That's textbook strategy, Dante. The Firing Squad are firing on all cylinders right now.
[Reigner picks Tornado back up on his feet and gets some separation from the corner. Reigner Irish whips Tornado back into the corner, but Desencadenado counters the whip, catches Reigner, and floors him with a spinning northern lights suplex away from his corner! Tornado makes his way over and tags Trixie back in! Rumble Reyes makes his way in the ring as well and goes for a big boot to Tornado, but he ducks it and somehow licks the big man up in a fireman's carry! The crowd erupts with the display of strength and Tornado drops the big man with a spinning fireman's carry facebuster! But on the way down, Reyes' canoe sized feet clips the referee and lays him out cold!]
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Tornado just put Rumble Reyes on his shoulders and dropped him with a spinning fireman's carry facebuster!
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - Yeah but he also knocked Bruce O'Neal out on the way down!
[Tornado let's out a war cry after dropping the man with over a 100 pound advantage and the crowd is on their feet! Tornado grabs the legal man Reigner's legs, and begins to rotate Noah Reigner around with the giant swing! Noah is completely defenseless and disoriented and Trixie rocks him with a basement drop kick! The crowd is on their feet as Teixie makes the cover! But the ref is still out cold! The crowd in unison make the 1, 2, 3 chant. Tornado goes to try and wake up the official, but Reyes comes back in play with a big boot to the face! Rumble stuffs Tornado between his legs and picks him up like a powerbomb. Reyes slides Tornado back a bit further and has him in a crucifix position! Reyes rushes towards the ropes, and tosses Tornado on the outside of the ring and onto the commentary table!]
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - Oh shit! Look out Dante!!
[Reyes makes his way to Trixie, and like earlier in the match, clamps down by her throat, and lifts her straight in the air by one hand! Reigner walks over and Reyes sits her on Reigner's shoulder in a one handed electric chair. Reyes makes his way to the ref and slaps him around to finally wake him up. Reigner finishes Trixie off with a one handed electric chair driver, and hooks her leg for the cover and the referee slowly makes his count!]
[DING DING DING!]
Mike "Drop" Dempsey - Here are your winners and advancing to the semifinals of the Battalion Championships Tournament, The Firing Squad!
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - I can't believe what I just saw here Dick! The Firing Squad has eliminated Beautiful Storm!
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - I can't believe what I just saw either, Dante! Noah Reigner and Rumble Reyes had some questions of their allegiance with each other when Noah Reigner was brutally attacked at So-Cal's Asylum X by members of Los Renagados that included Reyes and our champion Dick Devereaux. Rumble Reyes of course didn't participate in the ambushing, but left the question of where he stood. But for tonight at least, his loyalty is with Noah Reigner!
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Well there you have it folks! Our semifinal match ups are set! In two weeks, we will see Emery Layton and Adam Fenric take on The Outliers, and at L!GHTS OUT #16 we will see The Firing Squad take on Salvation! That's all we have here tonight folks, good night!