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L!GHTS OUT #34

Hammond Civic Center

Hammond, Indiana

4,500

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WELCOME TO THE SHOW

[From inside the Hammond Civic Center, close to five thousand fans await anxiously for the night to kick off as the camera angles pan throughout the building. However, instead of the tune we’ve become accustomed to hearing that introduces Fat Saul, Tech N9ne’s “Worldwide Choppers” bumps throughout the building. The crowd is slowly growing louder as the song plays the first verse.]

I’M LIGHT YEARS
AHEAD OF MY PEERS
WANT SOME, YOU CAN COME BRING IT RIGHT HERE
CAN’T CLOWN ME
DON’T COME 'ROUND ME
BOW DOWN, I WAS CROWNED WHEN THEY FOUND ME

[Just as the hook begins to play, the one and only Dante Reed pops out from the curtain to roaring cheers. The Current Union Grand Prix President smiles and waves like a true politician as he casually walks down the aisle. He b-lines it to the commentary table right at ringside and puts on his headset, like old times. Dante sits down and officially kicks off the night.]

 

DANTE REED

Thank you! Thank you everyone! It’s great to be back here in Union Battleground, I can feel the excitement here tonight! I want to first welcome everyone here in Hammond, Indiana for L!GHTS OUT #34 live exclusively on the Battleground Network! For those that don’t know me, I’m Dante Reed, former hype man for the Battleground and current UGP President. Tonight is the the last stop before we head out to the Windy City — Chicago, Illinois for War of the Worlds!

 

We’ve got four big matches scheduled here tonight. Our main event tonight is the final qualifying match to the War of the World Battalion Championships Main Event. Four teams will enter that match, but only one will walk away as the rightful holders of those Battalion Beauts. We know that the current Champs Osaka Rebels will of course be there, but so far, we also know that Fallon Lockhart and Josh Kennedy will advance, along with Lisa Seldon and Anastasia Hayden who just advanced two weeks ago. The final spot in that Fatal Fourway will be decided tonight as 2 High Kru, Flash Kassidy and Jay Sinclair, take on Neo Tokyo, Brooklyn Light and Iota Psi. Now I know Fat Saul loves Kassidy for his “recreational habits”, but let me tell you as someone who watched him in season two firsthand, The Burner is all business when he steps inside that ring. I’m certain tonight will be no different, and I’m excited to see him back in tag team action.

 

Also in the lineup tonight, Kimitsu Zombie will once again defend her Trench War Championship not once, not twice, but three times tonight in a gauntlet match. We all know Kimi is a human natural disaster who will destroy anything in her path, but can she manage to do it three times back-to-back-to-back?! We’re going to find out tonight just how ruthless she really is and how far she can dig! Also on deck, we have a Last Man Standing match between Johanna Krieger and Nathan Turner. I’m excited to see these season three newcomers live in action. Krieger and Turner made their Battleground debuts against each other earlier in the season, and have since circled back to one another. If Turner can take the win here tonight, it’ll certainly help get him back on track after slumping the last few weeks; but if Krieger takes him out and goes 2-up on “The Everyman”, then you would have to believe that she would earn another shot at some championship gold.

 

And speaking of championship gold, in our opening bout tonight we have Kaven Drell defending his War Horse Championship against the debuting Mr. Boneshaker. Bones has made an appearance here a couple of times within the last several weeks, and whispered rumors of wanting a match against the phenomenon behind the “Kill Drell Kill” movement. There have been a handful of competitors who have come in and tried to stop the Champ, but every single one has met a similar demise. Can Boneshaker be the first one to knock Drell off his high horse and drive his own hype train into the Battleground like Drell did to Elena DeDraca earlier in the year? We’re about to find out right now as we turns things over to Mike Dempsey standing inside the ring. Mike, take it away brother!

MIKE DEMPSEY

Ladies and gentlemen, we are live exclusively on the Battleground Network here at the Hammond Civic Center in Hammond, Indiana and this is L!GHTS OUT #34! And now, the following battle is scheduled for one fall, and it is for the Union Battleground War Horse Championship! Introducing first, the challenger...

 

[Like a buzzsaw shredding the air overhead, that first chord rips from the speakers. Then, a second time before the driving beat and grinding riffs are rocking the entire arena.]

MIKE DEMPSEY

… accompanied by Tempest, standing 5’11” and weighing in at 214 pounds, from Bonesteel, South Dakota, making his Union Battleground debut, Mr. Boneshaker!


[The lighting above the stage and ring pulse with the beat as Tempest steps out onto the stage. She's bobbing her head and working the crowd with her arms as the chorus hits.]



I'M THE LAST BONESHAKER
I'M A RAGE AT WAR
I'M THE BRICK YARD BREAKER
HERE TO BREAK YOU OFF
WE CAN DO THIS THE HARD WAY
SPILL BLOOD ON THE FLOOR
IT'S TOO LATE, YOU CAN'T STOP THIS WAR
COME AND GET WHAT YOU CAME FOR


[Mr. Boneshaker steps through the curtain behind her. He walks straight out to the top of the ramp. She sashays around him, taking the hood down from his head as she passes behind to the other side. Serious, focused, but slightly amused with Tempest's fun. He follows her down the ramp.]

 

DANTE REED

Here comes the former ICWA Heavyweight Champion now. Boneshaker said he came here to the Battleground to face a new challenge, and right out of the gate he calls out the War Horse Champion. One thing is for sure, this guy has no fear! Make sure to follow Bones and Tempest on Twitter @MrBoneshakerTWB.

 

[Tempest mingles, giving hugs and slapping hands on the way, and Bones bumps a few fists, doing his part to acknowledge the fans. At ringside, he bounds up onto the ring apron, wipes his boots and then ducks through the ropes. While he awaits his opponent, he removes his duster and passes it to Tempest on the outside.]

 

MIKE DEMPSEY

And his opponent, standing 6’2” and weighing in at 217 pounds, from Indianapolis, Indiana, he is the reigning, defending, undefeated, undisputed Union Battleground War Horse Champion, Kaven Drell!


I DEFY YOUR DEFIANCE
IT'S ALL LIES IN ALLIANCE
I'VE BEEN DAMAGED, LEFT IN RUIN
'CAUSE I'M BROKEN, FLAWED AND HUMAN


[On the final syllable of the word "human" Kaven Drell emerges, moving at a methodical pace without really paying any attention to his surroundings, his glittering, golden War Horse Championship belt dangling over his shoulder. The fans respond positively to him, though he pays them little mind as he slowly makes his way down toward the ring.]

 

DANTE REED

Kaven Drell has made his presence known as soon as he stepped foot in Union. The guy has become a force to be reckoned with, and has built an enormous following. You can keep up with the latest on Kaven Drell on Twitter through his agent @HarrisonReps.

 

[Near the end he drifts to the left toward the rows of fans being held back by a barricade, allowing a few of them to reach out and slap him on his chest or pat him on his back as he pauses to stare into the ring, his eyes not focused on any one thing but more the broad task at hand. Eventually, Kaven heads to the ring steps and takes a few sure steps up them, ducking in between the ropes into the ring where he soon finds a seat in his corner and waits for the sound of the bell to signal the beginning of the match.]

 

DANTE REED

Both men are squared away in their corners. A big feat for both men as Drell tries to defend his title for a fifth consecutive time, while Boneshaker looks to make a monumental statement in his debut. The ref’s calling for the bell now, and this match is underway!

 

[DING!]

 

[The bell sounds, echoing through the building. The reverberation feels like the pulse of the bout being injected with adrenaline as the crowd grows louder with dueling cheers by the second. Both Drell and Boneshaker stare deeply into each other’s eyes across the ring with vicious focus and primal aggression. Before too long, both men slowly close the distance and make their ways towards the center of the ring. Like two pit bulls ready to attack, as soon as they get within striking range the two collide into a collar and elbow tie.]

 

DANTE REED

And the two collide like a track wreck!

 

[Both men grapple for control inside the clinch, and soon Boneshaker uses his slightly shorter stature to his advantage and gets underneath Drell’s chin and pushes him back into his own corner. Drell is cornered now and is quickly met with a heavy knee to his sternum. Drell hunkers over from the brute force, and Boneshaker quickly follows up with a throat punch, knocking Drell back into the corner. Boneshaker then clamps down on Drell’s neck, blatantly trying to squeeze the air out of the champ. The referee tries to break it up, and eventually Bones obliges to the officials commands and releases his grip.]

 

DANTE REED

Bones is showing that he didn’t come here just for the recognition. He wants the best the Battleground has to offer, and he’s got it in front of him.

 

[Bones peels Drell out from the corner and rocks him with a European uppercut and then while still reeling from the blow, Irish whips him across the ring. On the return, Bones launches a massive clothesline, but Drell narrowly ducks under. Drell springs off the ropes again, and this time catches his opponent off guard and flattens him with a Lou Thesz Press! Drell, now mounted on top, starts wailing away with a flurry of punches while Bones tries to cover himself up.]

 

DANTE REED

And the champ ain’t playing!

 

[The champ doesn’t relent, forcing Bones to try and escape from the bottom. As Bones scrambles to get free from the bottom, Drell traps him in a front face lock, and gator rolls him back to the mat! From here, Drell circles back on top and locks in a cross face chicken wing!]

 

DANTE REED

Bones is trapped! This doesn’t look good for him.

 

[Bones roars out in pain, but is determined to escape from the hold in some way. Bones starts to rock back and forth until he is able to rotate onto his stomach. From here, Bones starts to army crawl with his one free arm while the champ is still strapped on his back. Finally he reaches the ropes and the referee orders Drell to break the hold. The champ hangs onto it a little longer before finally releasing his grip.]

 

DANTE REED

What a great display of willpower by Bones. But did you notice how Drell held onto that submission a few extra seconds? He’s sending a message right there.

 

[Drell lets go of his opponent and rises up to his feet. The crowd is roaring with excitement as Drell blankly stares at his opponent on the ground. Bones slowly starts to make his way up to his feet, but just as he gets to all fours, Drell smacks him in the side of the head with a vicious big boot. Bones toppled back into the ropes, where Drell then steps on the back of his head and pulls up on the middle rope to choke out his opponent. The referee gain pleads for the champ to let off, and eventually Drell obeys the orders, but again not before sending the message.]

 

DANTE REED

Kaven Drell is cutting off the air from Bones, which is not only painful, but it’ll gas him quicker. Smart move!

 

[Drell grabs his opponent and lifts him up to his feet, and begins firing off several stinging knife edge chops. Each one draws a resounding reaction from the crowd, which just fuels the champ. Boneshaker’s chest becomes flush red with numerous handprint welts, which finally causes Bones to fight back! He launches a couple stiff jabs that stun Drell and finishes off with a discus lariat. But Drell ducks under the lariat and picks Bones up in a fireman’s carry!]

 

KILL! DRELL! KILL!

 

[Drell casually walks toward the center of the ring before slamming him hard to the mat! Drell rolls on top of Bones for the first cover.]

 

… One!

 

… Two!

 

… Kick out!

 

[Bones is able to kick out, which visibly annoys the War Horse Champion. Drell slides up to his knees and grabs Boneshaker by the head as the two work back up to their feet. Boneshaker jolts with a shot of adrenaline and stops Drell in his tracks with a throat punch! With Drell hunched over clutching his neck, Bones hooks him and drops him with a fisherman buster!]

 

DANTE REED

Trading blows back and forth, these guys are throwing everything out there!

 

[While Drell is seated in a daze, Boneshaker pops to his feet and runs the ropes. He springs off of one side and on the return collides into Drell with a thundering basement drop kick!]

 

DANTE REED

And Bones just flatlines Kaven Drell!

 

[Boneshaker pops back up to his feet and raises a fist in the air as the crowd responds to his energy. He looks out at ringside to see Tempest cheering him on and working up the front row fans. Bones then sets his sights to the nearest turnbuckle and begins to make the ascension to the top.]

 

DANTE REED

Looks like Boneshaker is moving into the high rent district!

 

[He sits perched on the top rope, dialing in on his opponent. Slowly he stands tall, and as the crowd grows louder, he comes soaring down head first, smashing into Drell with a brutal diving head butt!]

 

DANTE REED

Boneshaker with the diving head butt! And someone out there is busted open!

 

[The entire ring rumbles from the impact and both men are sprawled out in a fog. It appears both men have been busted open from the high impact maneuver, and as they lie in a growing puddle of blood, the crowd splits into dueling chants for the competitors.]

 

KILL! DRELL! KILL!

BONE-SHAKE-ER!

KILL! DRELL! KILL!

BONE-SHAKE-ER!

 

[After a few moments, Boneshaker is first to make some movement, as he shuffles his way back to all fours. Instead of opting to make a cover, Bones grabs Drell by the head and lifts him straight up into an inverted fireman’s carry! Boneshaker looks like a man possessed at this point as he circles around the ring, soaking in the crowd’s reactions. After a few laps around, he flips Drell over headfirst to the mat with the Burning Hammer! Bones quickly rolls Drell over to his back and hooks a leg for a cover!]

 

… One!

 

… Two!

 

… Th—Kick out!

 

DANTE REED

And it looked to be all over for Kaven Drell there, but this guy is on a different level.

 

[Drell kicks out with a vengeance and Boneshaker can’t believe he kicked out as the two bloodied men lie motionless on the mat, trying to regroup. After a few moments of rest and the crowd fully behind both men, the two claw their way up to their feet and begin trading blows back and forth. Drell begins to get the upper hand with a few rapid strikes in succession before taking full control with a tremendous yakuza kick that rocks Boneshaker back on his heels.]

 

DANTE REED

Big kick by Drell and he’s on a roll now.

 

[Drell seizes the opportunity to the run the ropes and looks like he’s going for his trademark Redacted clothesline. However, just as he hits the ropes, Tempest from the outside trips him up a bit and distracts him.]

 

DANTE REED

Kaven Drell was looking to finish this thing off, but Tempest intervenes from the outside.

 

[Drell turns his full attention to Tempest from the outside, allowing Boneshaker to regroup and rush in for the attack. As Drell continues to shout at Tempest, Bones comes flying in and catches the champ with a hot shot! Drell springs off the ropes and slams down to the mat, grasping at his throat while Tempest rallies her wrecking ball from the outside.]

 

DANTE REED

And Boneshaker capitalizes on his opponent having his back turned with a little help from Tempest.

 

[Boneshaker still looks wobbly at the knees, but continues his focus on his opponent inside the ring. He struggles to climb up to the apron and continues his ascension as he scales the turnbuckle. The crowd grows louder with each step until Boneshaker makes it back up on the top rope.]

 

DANTE REED

Boneshaker once again going to the top rope, he’s wasting a lot of time here though!

 

[Just as Boneshaker begins to stand up, Kaven Drell shoots up to his feet and barrels in towards his opponent. Drell hits a triangle springboard to get at Bones’ level, and out of nowhere wraps Bones up and drops him from the top rope with the Kill Drell!]

 

DANTE REED

Oh my god! You’ve gotta be kidding me! Kaven Drell just his trademark Kill Drell from the top rope! This one has got to be all over folks!

 

[The impact from the collision of both men crashing down to the canvas sends a shockwave through the building and the crowd explodes! Drell rolls on top of Boneshaker and hooks the leg for the cover.]

 

… One!

 

… Two!

 

… Three!

 

[DING DING DING!]

 

MIKE DEMPSEY

Here is your winner, AND STILL Union Battleground War Horse Champion, Kaven Drell!

 

[Drell slowly climbs to his knees and is handed the War Horse Title as he gets his hand raised in victory.]

 

DANTE REED

Another successful night for Kaven Drell here in his home state. Big props to Boneshaker though, he took the fight to Kaven Drell, but unfortunately it wasn’t his night.

 

[Drell stares off into the distance, knowing once again he prevailed from such a battle. A grin slightly curls to one side of his face as he throws his belt over his shoulder and soak in the crowd once again calling his name.]

 

DANTE REED

Stick around folks as we take a short commercial break. When we return, we’ve got Johanna Krieger taking on Nathan Turner in a Last Man Standing Match! Don’t go anywhere!

COMMERCIAL BREAK

MIKE DEMPSEY
The following battle is a Last Man Standing Match! The only way to win is to keep your opponent down for a ten count. Introducing first, standing at 6’2” and weighing in at 239 pounds, from Boston, Massachusetts, he is “The Everyman” Nathan Turner!



I'M BROKE AND I'M HUNGRY
I'M HARD UP AND I'M LONELY
I'VE BEEN DANCING ON THIS KILLING FLOOR
FOR YEARS
OF THE FEW THINGS I'M CERTAIN,
I'M THE CAPTAIN OF MY BURDEN
I'M SORRY DOLL,
I COULD NEVER STOP THE RAIN


[The opening guitar riff of The Gaslight Anthem's "I Could'a Been a Contender" gets the fans on their feet as Nathan Turner steps out onto the entrance area. He pauses at the top of the entrance ramp, looks around taking it all in.]

 

DANTE REED

Welcome back ladies and gentlemen. We are now set to witness the rematch between two new competitors to Union Battleground. Nathan Turner is heading to the ring now and looks to even the score with Johanna. You can follow him on Twitter for any signs of life @The__Everyman.

 

[Turner points to the crowd before running down the entrance area to the ring. Once at the ring, Nathan doesn't stop, instead he slides underneath the bottom rope and into the ring. He rises to one knee, bows his head for a moment, then crosses himself and makes his way to the corner.]


MIKE DEMPSEY
And his opponent, standing 5’5 and weighing in at 130 pounds, from Nuremberg, Bavaria, Germany, representing the Wolf’s Lair, she is Johanna Krieger!


BLOODSHOT EYES, METAL SKIN
SERPENTS TONGUE, DAGGER CLAWS
DRAGON WINGS, CROOKED HORNS
K.I.N.G


[Johanna Krieger slowly steps out from the back with no lights around her standing in the center of the stage as a white spotlight suddenly flickers on. She holds the insides of her jacket as she moves down towards the ring.]

 

DANTE REED

Johanna Krieger is one of the most notable rising stars in Union Battleground’s third season. Her only loss came at the hands of Kimitsu Zombie, which is not something to be ashamed of. Krieger made her debut and won against Nathan Turner, and I think now she’s ready to put this guy away for good. Make sure to follow her on Twitter @Krieger_Skold.

 

[Johanna runs up and slides across the ring apron on one knee holding the middle rope before sneering at the fans. She pulls herself up and slingshots herself through the ropes into the ring before spinning to the corner where she sits down.]

 

DANTE REED

And now we have both competitors in the ring. As with most matches in the Battleground, it’s anything goes. However, for this Last Man Standing Match, it can end anywhere in the arena!


[The referee walks over to explain the rules of the match or lack thereof. Both wrestlers nod at the same time which leads the referee to start this one!]

 

DANTE REED

And here we go!


[DING!]


[Nathan comes out swinging! He nails Johanna with a left hook that shakes her resolve momentarily. Krieger hits a knee leading Turner to come in swinging once more! She suddenly reaches up and takes hold of Turner by the balls with both hands then twists!]

 

DANTE REED

This one started off quick but Johanna took members into her own hands… I mean matters, took matters into her own hands.

 

[Nathan turns solid white in the face with both eyes crossing briefly. Johanna uses her death grip of The Everyman’s sack to pull herself up and nail Turner with a violent headbutt! The crowd roars while the shot busts both wrestlers forehead’s open not five minutes into the match up.]


… One!


…  Two!


[The referee begins his count while both wrestlers lie on the mat bleeding.]

 

DANTE REED

Both competitors showing some color early in this bout!

 

[Johanna gets to her feet before a count of three. Nathan rolls out of the ring looking for any kind of escape. He falls off the apron and ends up in a pile on the outside of the ring. Krieger rolls out of the ring on the opposite side then begins to search beneath the ring apron for something. The crowd calms while watching her intently look for something particular. She retrieves a kendo stick to a roaring ovation. Meanwhile on the opposite side of the ring, Turner has reached his feet.]

 

DANTE REED

Johanna wastes no time bringing some gifts to the party.


[Krieger wipes the blood from her brow before charging around the ring! Nathan turns to see Johanna coming and turns slightly then waits… Krieger gets closer and closer and just as she closes in, Turner spins lifting his left leg high into the air to catch her with a jaw rattling spinning heel kick!]

 

DANTE REED

Oh! Johanna gets rocked with that kick!


[Nathan gets back to a vertical base to see the kendo stick now laying at his feet. The Everyman shakes his head to refuse to use a weapon. Nathan turns his back completely to the kendo stick which brings boos from the Union Battleground faithful for morals. Suddenly something shatters across the top of his head from behind!]

 

DANTE REED

Nathan Turner gets dropped and looks like there’s wooden shrapnel all over ringside!

 

[Turner hits the outside floor face first to reveal Johanna Krieger standing behind him still bleeding now holding a broken kendo stick! The crowd erupts!]

 

KRIEGER! KRIEGER! KRIEGER!


[Turner begins to crawl away from Krieger on his hands and knees while she continues to work the crowd into a frenzy. Nathan has once again underestimated the vicious nature of this woman. The Everyman quickly stumbles to his feet with a crimson red mask blurring his vision. He then falls over the security fence and into the time keeper area. Johanna watches all this from behind Nathan. A grin crosses her face while blood drips off her chin. Krieger watches while Nathan gets back to his feet inside the small space designated for time keeping and the ring bell. She charges at him looking for a elbow to the face!]


[DING!]


[Nathan holds up the bell at the last possible second leading Johanna’s elbow to clang off it! She ends up sitting up against the fence holding her arm after the counter.]

 

DANTE REED

Quick thinking for Turner on the counter. I guess he changed his morals rather quickly.

 

[Turner realizes this is chance to escape this crazed woman’s beating. He crawls over the fencing then stumbles forward face first after being tripped up by Krieger! The Everyman crawls quickly toward the ramp with Johanna shaking her elbow and regaining herself just behind him. Nathan gets to the ramp then gets to both feet as he sees his escape just in front of him. The referee follows Turner, who stops at the top of the ramp. He ends up hunched over clutching both knees in a defeated heaving manner. The crowd perks up suddenly leading Nathan to stand up only to catch a stiff chop block from behind from Johanna! Turner scoots on his back until his head is resting up against the security fencing.]

 

DANTE REED

Johanna Krieger is on the prowl! You can run but you can’t hide, Nathan!


[Krieger comes in looking to stomp his head into the small fencing along the ramp but he moves just in time! Turner rolls out of the way which causes Johanna to kick the fence and dent it in. She then attempts another stiff stomp but Nathan ducks it as well! Krieger dents the other side of the fencing which forms a perfect circle in the small bars. Turner leaps to his feet with a solid red face to kick Johanna in the gut! He then quickly hooks a snap DDT to plow Johanna face first into the steel ramp! Nathan looks at the hole the dents formed in the fencing before realizing he can now escape.]

 

DANTE REED

Turner on the offensive now, but he’s not capitalizing on it. He looks shook out there!


[Krieger rises up suddenly. Turner is now at the top of the ramp and headed for the curtain. Johanna turns to see Nathan attempting to quit which infuriates her. She charges up the ramp while still clutching her elbow. A blood trail leads up the ramp from Turner’s wounds that  Johanna only adds to during the chase. She takes hold of Nathan’s shoulder from beneath the big screen at the curtain. The screen is held up above the entrance by two large chains on either side. Krieger spins Turner around only to leap to catch him in the face with a headbutt!]

 

DANTE REED

Another devastating headbutt from Krieger! Nathan Turner wants nothing to do with her at this point now.

 

[The shot causes him to spin around away from the curtain. Johanna grapples with her heavier and taller opponent now.  She is looking to lift him up in a vertical suplex beneath the big screen! She hoists him up a bit but he drops back down on both feet. Johanna does not quit and lifts with all her might this time to lift the larger wrestler up The crude suplex leads to Nathan clipping both heels on the bottom of the screen! Krieger adjusts her feet to still land the impressive suplex! Both wrestlers hit the unforgiving steel with Johanna facing up. The big screen shifts after one of the chains slips causing it to drop! The crowd collectively gasps but the screen only falls down a few feet and does not end up crushing Krieger’s head. She rolls to her feet in a more grateful manner. The screen now hangs down much lower than before.]

 

DANTE REED

Johanna Krieger slams Turner with a vertical suplex and nearly takes out our big screen! They better move out from there before something catastrophic happens!


[Turner crawls away from the shakey hanging screen in a hurry. The wrestler eases down the ramp looking to still escape this woman’s wrath. Nathan makes his way to the ramp then begins to crawl down before catching a kick from behind! Johanna continues to kick him while still favoring her elbow. Turner ends up at the dented hole in the fencing from before. Krieger kicks him in the ass from behind to send him forward face first with real force! Nathan ends up with his head stuck in between the fencing in the hole Johanna made earlier. The missed stomps paid off after all.]

 

DANTE REED

Nathan Turner has nothing left in him. The end is near!


[The referee tries to start his count but for some reason Turner still fights to get up. Krieger leaps the fence while security backs up the fans. One of the fans tosses his folding chair out! It lands directly in front of Krieger as she comes around to face the now helpless Nathan Turner. He has his head stuck firmly in the fencing while on his knees. Johanna picks up the chair while a fan nearby holds up his iPhone! “Stuck in the middle with you” by Stealers Wheel begins to play.]


WELL I DON’T KNOW WHY I CAME HERE TONIGHT!
I GOT THE FEELING THAT SOMETHING AIN’T RIGHT


[Krieger grins then dances back and forth while holding the chair. The crowd erupts at the Mr. Blonde Reservoir Dogs torture bit. In true Tarantino fashion,  Krieger holds the chair up high then smacks it down on Nathan’s head! Then again! Johanna beats him with the chair until its completely mangled. The referee stops her when Turner jerks from obvious nerve damage. The ref then begins the count. Krieger comes in with another chair shot that leaves a small piece of metal stuck in the skull of Turner! The crowd gasps while the referee declares a TKO!]

 

DANTE REED

Oh my god! We’re gonna need medics here now!


[DING DING DING!]


MIKE DEMPSEY
Ladies and gentlemen, the referee has called for a stop in this match! Here is your winner by technical knockout, Johanna Krieger!


[The crowd cheers while Krieger just stares down at the carnage she has created. Medics rush in to quickly treat the injured Nathan Turner.]

 

DANTE REED

What a one-sided beating by Johanna Krieger! It looks like a total war zone out here! Big win for the Bavarian Beauty. While medics do their thing, I’ve been told that we’re gonna switch gears as Gunnar Graves has an announcement.

STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS

[The scene of destruction throughout the arena slowly fades away and in comes a shot of Union Battleground Owner and Promoter Gunnar Graves in his office. Like many times before, he rests behind his desk with a stogie clenched between his teeth and a tumbler of whiskey at hand. He takes a drag of the cigar before exhaling slowly and begins his statement.]

 

GUNNAR GRAVES

Ladies and gentlemen, we are just a few short weeks away until War of the Worlds. The midway point of our season, and things are looking quite interesting.

 

[Gunnar takes a brief moment and sips from his glass.]

 

GUNNAR GRAVES

If you recall back in February at Crown of the King Cobra, Lisa Seldon was the latest to earn one of my “unique opportunities”. I came out here and explained that she had earned a title shot anytime, any where, but there’s was an expiration to that offer. Well the time has come and gone, and she has decided to direct her attention to the Battalion Championships with Anastasia Hayden.

 

[Gunnar chuckles under his breath before taking another drag off his cigar.]

 

GUNNAR GRAVES

I must say, it’s very commendable for Lisa to show such loyalty to Ana and forfeit her chance to become the face of the Battleground. But now I’m left with an opening to challenge Alyssa Daniels at our Chicago event, so I had to make some calls. I’m delighted to inform you all that I have found not one, but TWO challengers. At War of the Worlds, we will have a triple threat match for the Union Battleground Championship.

 

[The crowd grows louder with anticipation as Gunnar pauses for a little added suspense.]

 

GUNNAR GRAVES

Our first challenger comes from the Battleground Network’s signature Japanese promotion, Death Trip Wrestling. Representing them in the title match will be a growing force in the death match scene, Matt “Deathrow” King!

 

[The crowd audibly pops to hear MDK has answered the call. Slowly they quiet down to continue to listen intently.]

 

GUNNAR GRAVES

Our second challenger has made a name for themselves all over the world. She competed in the Crown of the King Cobra Tournament and is making a comeback here in the Battleground for another shot at gold… I’m talking about 4CW’s own, Kaelan Laughlin!

 

[The crowd explodes into cheers! Now knowing the challengers, the crowd splits off into several chants for each competitor.]

 

GUNNAR GRAVES

So there you have it! Three competitors representing three companies. A match that truly embodies what Union Battleground is all about! Thank you and enjoy the rest of the show!

MIKE DEMPSEY
The following battle is a Gauntlet Match and it is for the Union Battleground Trench War Championship! Introducing first, the champion, standing 5’5” and weighing in at 125 pounds, from Kimitsu, Japan, representing 4CW, she is the reigning, defending, undisputed Union Battleground Trench War Champion, “Little Yokai” Kimitsu Zombie!


[Number Girl's Tattoo Ari blares out and yellow and red lights flash around all over the arena as the guitar riff starts and mingles with the mixed reaction from the fans.]



"MIGIKATA!
IREZUMI!
AGEKATA!
ZANZOU!"


[Kimitsu Zombie calmly walks out of the entrance way in her bosozoku uniform carrying a bottle of shochu and her belt on like a bandolier across her body. Kimitsu drinks from the shochu bottle as she struts to the ring as she takes in the crowd's reaction of cheers and jeers. She grins and climbs a turnbuckle bobbing to the music.]



"MIGIKATA!
IREZUMI!
AGEKATA!
ZANZOU!"


[She takes a long chug of shochu and spits a shochu mist into the air then screams in satisfaction with her tongue out. She jumps down into the ring and holds her title up in the air waiting for the match to start.]

 

DANTE REED

Kimitsu Zombie is kicking this gauntlet match off first. Let me tell you, since the moment she debuted in Union Battleground way back at L!GHTS OUT #9, she has become a staple in this company and the measuring stick to all competitors. She gives it her all and expects the exact same from her competition. Her whole life has been a constant gauntlet, and tonight is no different.


[After a few moments of eerie silence lingers in the arena, Brother Lavender slowly comes out to ringside. He is smiling and has a look of pure bliss on his face. He walks down the ramp with his arms outstretched in the air.]


MIKE DEMPSEY
And her first opponent, standing 5’11” and weighing in at 200 pounds, from The Purple Church, Brother Lavender!

[Lavender walks up the stairs and stops on the apron. He looks around at his surroundings and has a gaze on his face like one that is astounded by everything. He smiles a wide smile while entering the ring.]

 

DANTE REED

Kind of a bizarre cat coming out now. Brother Lavender looks like a guy you would see on the corner screeching out crazy conspiracies, and to be quite honest, it’s not far off from the message he delivers. He talks about a Purple Church of peace and harmony and all kinds of other wacky shit. Kids, don’t drink the kool aid!


[The referee holds the championship high into the air briefly before handing it off to a ring grip. The crowd is at a fever pitch when the ref calls for the bell!]

 

DANTE REED

And here we go!


[DING!]


[Lavender charges at Zombie, who catches him with sharp kicks! She comes in close to put more zing to each kick. Brother Lavender takes hold of Kimitsu to Irish whip her into the ropes! She bounces off the opposite side to sling shot back at her opponent for a sling blade counter! Brother gets to both feet quickly to superkick an already standing Zombie! She hits the mat flat on her back leading Lavender to make a quick cover!]

... One!


… Kick out!

 

DANTE REED

Lavender with a nice kick but not enough to put a Zombie down.


[Brother Lavender can’t even get a one count before Kimitsu is back on her feet! Zombie rushes at Lavender for a leaping DDT that shakes the larger wrestler. The speed of Kimitsu is something he did not train for. Brother Lavender gets up to one knee while Zombie bounces off the ropes behind her opponent to come flying in once again but this time with a axe kick to the back of Lavender’s head! He falls face forward onto the mat leading Kimitsu to scoop up a leg for a pin.]


… One!


… Two!


… Three!

 

DANTE REED

And just like that, Kimitsu Zombie finishes off Brother Lavender with a Banzai God Kick! He didn’t stand a chance!


[DING DING DING!]


[Kimitsu kicks at Brother Lavender until he begins to roll on the mat. The referee warns her but she just wants Lavender out of the ring. He falls off the apron and onto the outside floor.]


['BREAK STUFF' BY LIMP BIZKIT hits the arena with the two distinct guitar riffs echoing off the walls. Strobe lights begin flashing throughout the arena as Cletus Franklin slowly steps out onto the stage before stopping at the top of the ramp. Cletus looks out into the crowd turning his head from the right side to the left side of the audience in attendance.]

 

DANTE REED

Cletus Franklin takes his time getting to the ring. I don’t know if that’s a smart move to allow Kimi more time to recover.

 

[Cletus removes a six pack of tall boys from behind his back with his left hand raising it high into the air as the fans give a mixed reaction. Cletus snags a can from the six pack with his right hand and pops the top before chugging down his beer at the top of the ramp as the fans continue with their mixed reaction.]

MIKE DEMPSEY
Now making his way to the ring… Standing 6’3” and weighing in at 275 pounds, from Brackenridge, Colorado, "The Messiah of Dilligaf" Cletus 'Motherfuckin' Franklin!

[Cletus makes his way down the ramp tossing the empty can behind him along his way. Cletus snags another can from the six pack and continues to drink another beer on his way down the ramp soaking in the mixed reaction from the crowd. He reaches ringside and makes his way around the ring as the bridge builds in the music. Cletus chugs the rest of his beer tossing the empty can into the crowd as he jumps up onto the ring apron. Just as Fred Durst screams out "BREAK YOUR FUCKING FACE TONIGHT" Cletus spits his beer into the air and raises the remaining six pack high into the air when orange pyro's erupt from above and the four corner post. Cletus makes his way into the ring spinning in circles with his arms outstretched wide before falling to his knees in the middle of the ring. He continues to keep his arms outstretched wide while looking out into the crowd and than shouts out "The Messiah of Dilligaf" has arrived. Cletus than removes his jacket before making his way back up to his feet and hands over his jacket and remaining six pack over to a member of the ring crew before standing in his corner.]


[Zombie catches her breath in the corner while her next opponent makes his grand entrance. She never takes her eyes off of him while she recovers.]

 

DANTE REED

Round Two! Fight!


[DING!]


[Kimitsu wastes little time knowing that another opponent awaits should she get past this one. She charges at Cletus, who ducks her clothesline attempt to catch her from behind with a sleeper!]

 

DANTE REED

Uh oh. The big man has Zombie trapped!


[Zombie reaches for the ropes and grabs a hold of the top one in both hands. The referee rushes in to break the hold. Franklin argues the call but the referee shrugs leading Cletus to continue his offense but Zombie can feel his approach from behind and suddenly leaps up with an over head pele kick that rocks Cletus! He ends up sitting on the mat in a seated position while Kimitsu gathers herself. Franklin staggers to both feet and ends up in the corner. Zombie flies in with double knees before Cletus can react! She follows up quickly by scaling the turnbuckles in the same corner after Franklin hits two knees just out from where Kimitsu is now perched. Franklin stands up then turns around leading the champion to leap off the turnbuckle looking for a cross body splash but Cletus catches her out of the air! He falls back while simultaneously tossing her over his head for a brutal fallaway slam!]

 

DANTE REED

Boom! Zombie lands hard on the mat after the slam by Franklin.


[Franklin follows up by getting to his feet quick. Kimitsu gets back to her feet facing away from Cletus, who comes up from behind with a backstabber! Cletus scoots alongside Zombie to hook a leg!]


… One!


… Kick out!

 

DANTE REED

Franklin is gaining some offense on the Trench War Champ, but it’s gonna take a lot more than that!


[Frustration crosses the challengers face leaving it red with anger. Cletus stands up but Zombie leaps to both feet from her back! This catches Franklin completely off guard. Kimitsu catches Cletus with an arm drag to the turnbuckle! He ends up disoriented a bit back in the corner but comes charging out at the champion! She catches Cletus with a standing frankensteiner that ignites the crowd!]

 

ZOM-BIE! ZOM-BIE! ZOM-BIE!

 

[Chants break out throughout just before she gets back up to both feet. Kimitsu ends up behind Franklin, who sits up on his hands and knees. She charges in looking for another axe kick but instead drives her right knee into the back of his head with all the force she can possibly muster! Cletus’s face bounces off the mat in a thud that can be heard in the fifth row. The crowd gasps at the force but Zombie wastes no time. She quickly hooks her larger opponent in a half Boston crab!]

 

DANTE REED

Zombie has got Franklin wrapped up and nowhere to go!


[Franklin raises his head up to reveal a completely busted nose that continues to bleed. Zombie applies more and more pressure in the center of the ring! A pop noise can be heard just before Cletus taps out!]

 

DANTE REED

Franklin couldn’t take it any longer and gives up!


[DING DING DING!]



DEATH IS ON THE MIDWAY GAMBLING WITH SOULS!


[“Grease Paint and Monkey Brains” by White Zombie begins to play throughout. The screen cuts to a few images of a broken down Carnival and quick shots of Karnivall before the music begins. After the intro plays out we see Karnivall make his way from the back, chuckling as he looks around at the crowd. He comes to the edge of the ramp as he spreads his arms out to the sides and twists his hands back as he turns his head to the side with a Devilish grin across his face. He does a quick spin as he eyes the camera. Karnivall slithers down the ramp, chuckling and playing to the crowds fear.]


MIKE DEMPSEY
And finally, standing taller than a step ladder and weighing in at 200 barrels of monkeys, from The Carnival Grounds, “The Oddity” Karnivall!

[Karnivall comes to the edge of the ring where he rolls in under the ropes and gets to his rear end. He begins rocking back and forth as he continues to chuckle over and over again. He stands up and begins circling the ring, looking out at the crowd. He finally finds a corner and slumps into it, laughing with a demoralized chuckle as he awaits the bell.]

 

DANTE REED

Last stand for Kimitsu Zombie. Take down the clown and cap off a feat that has never been done before in the Battleground!


[The referee comes in to call for the bell!]


[DING!]


[Kimitsu comes in fast only to catch an eye poke! The referee was out of position but realizes by Zombie’s reaction that something fishy has occurred. Zombie shakes her head then wipes both eyes to see Karnivall, who suddenly uses something from his pocket to form a small fireball in the champion’s face! This further blinds her while the referee warns Karnivall one final time. The crazy clown points at Kimitsu and laughs before snatching her up by the back of the head. He pulls the already sore and stitched up scalp of the champion without mercy!]

 

DANTE REED

Karnivall goes to his bag of tricks to get the upper hand on Zombie. Modern problems require modern solutions.


[The Oddity catches Zombie with a stiff chop across the throat that causes her to bend over completely. Karnivall reaches down and begins trying to injure the back of the champions head again! This time blood dribbles down the forehead of Kimitsu and drips down onto her gear.]

 

DANTE REED

Kimi is split open and I don’t think that was a smart move on The Oddity.


[Karnivall continues to laugh and mock Zombie to further incite the crowd. He then turns his back to her to work the crowd even more. Suddenly Karnivall catches a solid elbow to the back of the head from behind! Kimitsu continues to bleed but refuses to allow this clown to get the best of her. The Oddity gets back up quickly but is facing away from the champion now. He turns around looking to blow a mist into her eyes only to catch a shochu mist from Kimitsu! She has done her homework and its paid off.]

 

DANTE REED

Two can play at that game!


[The Oddity stumbles around the ring blind before hitting both knees. He realizes his mistake but it's too late. Before Karnivall can get back to his feet, Zombie nearly takes his head from behind with a axe kick! The violent kick puts the clown down. Kimitsu wears her crimson red mask proudly while hooking Karnivall’s right leg!]

 

DANTE REED

Another Banzai God Kick and this one is all over!


…  One!


… Two!


… Three!


[DING DING DING!]


MIKE DEMPSEY
Here is your winner, AND STILL Union Battleground Trench War Champion, “Little Yokai” Kimitsu Zombie!


[The referee helps Kimitsu back to her feet before handing her the championship. The ref then holds Zombie’s right hand high into the air. A look of accomplishment crosses the champion’s face after she disposed of three opponents in a single night to prove herself one of the best in all of Union Battleground!]

 

DANTE REED

And just like that, Kimitsu Zombie defends the Trench War Championship three times in one night! What a helluva feat! Hold up... we got something here...

the destination of destiny

I DEFY YOUR DEFIANCE

IT'S ALL LIES IN ALLIANCE

I'VE BEEN DAMAGED, LEFT IN RUIN

'CAUSE I'M BROKEN, FLAWED AND HUMAN

[On the final syllable of the word "human" Kaven Drell emerges, War Horse championship draped over his shoulder as he stares downward toward the ring at the reigning Trench Warfare champion, Kimitsu Zombie. A sinister, knowing smile forms on his lips and though he can’t read Kimitsu’s expression from as far away as he was, he was rather certain that she was just as ready for this fight as he was. Still, though, there were details to iron out and he had every intention of doing so right here and now.]

 

KAVEN DRELL

Terminal velocity.

 

[The words reverberated around the building as Drell brought the microphone up to his lips, pursing them for a moment after the two words had burst forth.]

 

KAVEN DRELL

At War of the Worlds, we finally reach it, Kimitsu. Since January 25th, 2019 I have carried this War Horse championship with me as a reminder of who I am, of what I do, and of what my purpose here in Union is. This championship, from the beginning, has been meaningless to me. I care not for baubles of tainted glory meant to be waved in the faces of others. I told Elena all those weeks ago that this championship was nothing more than the most precious thing to her that I was going to rip from her grasp. Since then it’s become a means to an end.

 

[Deep, throaty laughter tumbled from the depths of Drell's being.]

 

KAVEN DRELL

An end that comes at War of the Worlds. Consider this your notice, Kimitsu. I’m cashing in the War Horse championship for the opportunity to grind into your brain one irrefutable fact.

 

[He paused for a moment. Just a heartbeat.]

 

KAVEN DRELL

The only man in this company who matters is the one whose name they'll be chanting when we reach terminal velocity at War of the Worlds.

 

[Holding the microphone high, chants of KILL! DRELL! KILL! bounced from every side of the building, roaring into his ears. A moment later he flipped the microphone into the air, allowing it to tumble to the floor as he smirked at the Trench Warfare champion, knowing her time was soon to come.]

COMMERCIAL BREAK

MIKE DEMPSEY
Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time for the Main Event of the evening! The following battle is scheduled for one fall
and it is a War of the Worlds Battalion Qualifier Match! Introducing first, weighing in at a combined weight of 245 pounds, representing Valor Pro Wrestling, the team of Iota Psi and Brooklyn Light, Neo Tokyo!



WE'LL DREAM OF NEO TOKYO
TONIGHT


[As the first line of Scandroid's "Neo Tokyo" come in, Brooklyn Light and Iota Psi step through the entryway. Brooklyn turns her back to the ring, raising one hand into the air... and pointing a thumb straight at the back of her jacket, where the words NEO TOKYO are emblazoned. Iota brings one of her robotic arms up, grabbing at her forearm with her opposite hand--gripping it like a shotgun she's about to cock. As the lyrics repeat a second time, the beat picks up, and an elaborate light show accompanies them toward the ring.]

 

DANTE REED

Big opportunity for this team here tonight. I’m excited to see what they have in store for us.

[Brooklyn is focused, eyes locked forward behind her shades, though she does hold a hand out to the random fans reaching toward her as she passes. Iota is more enthusiastic and involved, trailing a bit behind as she gets the opposite side of the crowd--high fiving people, pointing out signs, the works. They split up when they reach the ring, circling it from either side, crossing the paths of everyone in the front rows before meeting back up on the opposite end. Brooklyn picks a random kid in the crowd and puts her sunglasses on them.]



PLUG IN, ONLINE
DREAMS BEGIN TO REIGNITE
SO CLEAR, SO BRIGHT
WE'RE GLOWING IN THE DEAD OF NIGHT


[As the chorus hits, Iota leaps up onto the apron--diving and rolling over the top rope while Brooklyn slides under the bottom in perfect sync. The energy in the crowd builds as the two rush opposing turnbuckles, climbing both; Brooklyn slowly slips the jacket from her shoulders, while Iota throws her arms wide, then points out into the audience.]


MIKE DEMPSEY
And their opponents… Weighing in at a combined weight of 448 pounds, the team of Jay Sinclair and Flash Kassidy, 2HighKru!

[The pounding bass of " You Know What Really Grinds My Gears?" goes off throughout the speaker system, as a darkness falls over the arena. As the beat begins to pick up a little bit of a electric jazzy tone a strobe light begins to go off, showing just how smokey the arena has gotten.]



THE FORCE HAS AWOKEN ONCE AGAIN
ALL I SEE IS LITTLE SITH BITCHES
WHERE THE FUCK IS OLD BEN
YOU OWE ME ONE
YOU SURE AS HELL AIN'T OBI-WAN


[It's at this moment that Flash Kassidy and Jay Sinclair, 2HighKru make their way onto the ramp. Dipping in and out of the strobe lights looking something like a drug fueled snuff film, Jay and Flash begin to make their way down to the ring. Jay has a bandanna over his face and Flash is sporting a hooded Carhart jacket with the hood up, along with his pair of signature shades.]



YOU KNOW WHAT REALLY GRINDS MY GEARS, GEARS
ALL THESE FAKE FUCKS HATIN' US OUT OF FEAR, RIGHT
YOU KNOW WHAT REALLY GRINDS MY GEARS, GEARS
THESE LONG LOST TWATS ON THE JOCK WHEN WE NEAR, BUT
YOU KNOW WHAT REALLY GRINDS MY GEARS, GEARS
YOU MOTHERFUCKER, BEST STEER CLEAR


[As 2HighKru begins to near the ring, the lights slight come back on and the strobe light all buts fades. Jay pulls himself up to the apron by grabbing the top rope, as Flash walks over to the stairs, grabbing the ring post then hopping up. As Jay goes through the ropes to get inside the ring, Flash climbs the turnbuckle. Jay situates himself in the same corner as Flash, with his back up against the ropes. Then in unison, Flash flips off his hood as Jay pulls down his Bandanna. The two taunt the crowd, throwin' up 2HighKru symbols before Flash grabs onto Jay's shoulder and hops over him onto the mat. The two then go to their corner and shit talk before the match starts.]

 

DANTE REED

And a big opportunity for this team as well. Winners of this match goes on to become the fourth and final team in the War of the Worlds fatal fourway Battalion Championships Match! We all know what Flash brings to the table, now we get to see him in tag team action with Jay Sinclair. Let’s do this!


[Iota Psi and Flash Kassidy will start this one. Brooklyn goes to her corner as does Jay Sinclair just before the referee calls for the bell!]

 

DANTE REED

Here we go!


[DING!]


[Flash makes a mad dash at Psi for a step up clothesline! The fans are split on these two fan favorites but most are on their feet throughout. Kassidy stands up Psi, who wraps both arms around Flash’s neck while facing him for a vicious jawbreaker! He bounces back into Jay Sinclair! Jay falls off the apron but the referee claims a tag was made!]


[Kassidy dashes through the ropes while Sinclair gathers himself briefly before sliding back into the ring. He then takes off across the ring at Psi, who sits on her knees in the corner now. She counters his charge with a sudden drop toe hold! Jay hits face first into the middle turnbuckle which gives Iota enough time to reach Brooklyn to make a tag!]

 

DANTE REED

Quick tags to start the match.


[Sinclair gets to his feet only to catch a hip toss from Light! The maneuver leaves Jay in a seated position while Brooklyn hits the ropes behind him to come flying back for a swinging neckbreaker! Light hooks a leg quickly.]


… One!

 

DANTE REED
… Broken up by Flash Kassidy! Great in-ring awareness!


[Flash pulls Jay away from Light before the referee stops him. She warns Kassidy then sends him to his corner while Brooklyn charges at Sinclair! Jay turns to see her coming and bends over slightly to catch her for a picture perfect fisherman’s suplex! The crowd pops as 2HIGHKRU gets the upper hand.]

 

DANTE REED

Sinclair rallying now after a slow start for his team.


[Jay slips up behind Light to lock in a choke hold! Brooklyn’s eyes widen as Sinclair attempts to strangle the life from her. She thrashes on the mat with both feet and manages to reach the bottom rope! The referee breaks the hold to Jay’s complete surprise.]

 

DANTE REED

The ref enforcing the rules here and I don’t think Jay likes that too much.

 

[Sinclair gets to both feet before walking over to tag in Flash! Jay then turns back to Light, who staggers to her feet. He quickly grapples her up into a flapjack position out from Kassidy, who bends down to extend a knee! The flapjack onto Flash’s knee wows the crowd and leads Kassidy to hook a leg!]


… One!


… Two!

 

DANTE REED

Iota Psi rushes in and breaks up the fall!


[Brooklyn rolls away from Flash while Psi continues to stomp down on Kassidy! Iota then notices Jay duck down to glide through the ropes. She takes off at him for a violent shining wizard! Sinclair hits the apron before rolling off the side.]


[Kassidy catches Iota as she turns around with a running superman forearm! The shot sends her over the top rope and off the side of the apron. Flash quickly rushes over to the corner to scale the turnbuckles! His aim is on a stumbling Light, who has reached both feet. She turns toward Kassidy, who leaps off the top for a crowd pleasing over castle that he transitions into a pin!]


… One!


… Two!


… Kick out!

 

DANTE REED

Unbelievable athleticism on full display by Flash Kassidy but it’s not enough to put this one away.


[Flash stands up quick after the near pin fall. He argues the count with the referee that was very close. He shrugs it off but not before Brooklyn rolls out of the ring! Light gets to her feet on the outside to end up alongside her partner, Iota. Flash looks on from inside the ring as Jay Sinclair pops up from behind the two women out of nowhere! They turn to face him leading Kassidy to bounce off the ropes to take off across the ring in a hurry believing he can miss Jay! Flash leaps over the top rope full speed ahead for a beautiful flipping senton onto all three wrestlers on the outside! Everyone is down!]

 

DANTE REED

Flash Kassidy takes to the air but takes everyone out in the process!


[The high impact maneuver has left all four wrestlers still down. Flash is the first to stir, followed shortly by Iota Psi. Sinclair and Light both begin to crawl back toward the ring. Flash rolls into the ring while Psi gets back on the apron. Light gets to her feet briefly before rolling into the ring. Iota slaps her on the back as soon as Brooklyn gets to her feet for a tag! Sinclair slowly makes his way over to his corner while Flash and Iota stare each other down from across the ring.]


[Psi charges at Kassidy as they both begin dishing out fists at one another! The crowd erupts as the two hammer at each other in the center of the ring. The larger Flash gets the upper hand before kicking Iota in the gut for a stunner kick combo! The maneuver wows the crowd leading Kassidy to hook a leg!]


… One!


… Two!

 

DANTE REED

Brooklyn Light makes the save to break up the pin!


[Flash’s frustration shows almost immediately. He begins elbowing at Iota while both are still on the mat! The referee rushes over to get Psi out of the ring. Flash gets back to his feet then reaches over to tag in his partner, Jay Sinclair! Kassidy tosses Iota into the corner and goes to town with kidney shot after kidney shot! Sinclair glides in to take over with right jabs to the face of Psi! The referee comes in to send Flash to his corner while Sinclair Irish whips Iota into the far corner, where Brooklyn Light is! The mistake costs 2HighKru because a tag is made! Light comes into the ring running with a drop kick that hits its mark! A large red mark is left on the right jaw of Jay Sinclair!]

 

DANTE REED

Tag is made and the fresher Brooklyn Light floors Sinclair.


[Iota gets a knee shot in before Flash dashes through the ropes! He charges at Psi, who pulls the ropes down at the last possible moment to send Kassidy over! Flash latches onto Iota with his right hand to pull her over the top rope as well! Both wrestlers bounce off the apron and end up on the outside floor.]

 

DANTE REED

Flash and Psi spill over to the outside and leaves Light and Sinclair to square off.


[Flash and Iota both get to their feet and end up fighting it out! Inside the ring, Light whips Jay into the corner to hit him with double knees! Brooklyn continues her momentum while Kassidy and Psi fight it out up the entrance ramp! The two throw punches the entire way up the ramp with Flash gaining control at the curtain with an elbow uppercut to Iota’s chin! The shot buckles her completely! She falls to one knee leading Kassidy to back away from her before taking off full speed ahead right back at Psi! He nails her in the face with a running knee that sends her flat on her back! Flash looks back at the ring to see Jay regain control of the match with a tilt-a-whirl headscissors! Kassidy notices Iota stirring and realizes he has to take her out for good to ensure a victory. A sacrifice must be made here. The crowd erupts as Flash looks up at the video screen that dangles six feet in the air now after the last man standing match.]

 

DANTE REED

I think Flash is formulating a plan here to keep Iota Psi down for good. This could get interesting folks.


[Before Turner and Krieger nearly brought the huge screen down, it was too high to reach. Now however, it can be reached. Flash leaps up to take hold of the steel structure around the screen to pull himself up. A true feat of upper body strength. The chain almost give but Kassidy holds on then continues to climb up the unsafe screen above the entrance way.]

 

DANTE REED

What the hell is Flash Kassidy doing here?!


[Inside the ring, Jay catches an overhead kick from Light that leaves both wrestlers down on the mat now. Flash reaches the top of the screen. A narrow piece of steel covers the top as it dangles in the air by two large chains that both have weak links. The screen swings back and forth a bit leading Kassidy to work it back then forward while aiming at Psi below. The large screen swings back leading Flash take off running as it swings forward! He does a somersault off the top that ends with a huge splash on Iota below which causes the loudest pop of the night from the crowd! Flash and Iota are out on the steel ramp!]

 

2— HighKru! 2—HighKru! 2—HighKru!


[Brooklyn has made it to her feet but was watching the unfolding scene at the top of the ramp while Jay recovered behind her. Light and Jay are the legal competitors of their respective teams. Sinclair slips up behind Brooklyn to apply a dragon sleeper with a body triangle! Light taps out in the center of the ring!]

 

DANTE REED

That’s it! It’s all over! Jay Sinclair perfectly times it and locks in the Sinclair Sleeper to put Brooklyn Light to sleep!


[DING DING DING!]


MIKE DEMPSEY
Here are your winners, and advancing into the War of the Worlds Fatal Fourway Battalion Championship Match, Flash Kassidy and Jay Sinclair, 2HighKru!


[The crowd pops for Flash and Sinclair’s team! Jay slides out of the ring to rush up the ramp to check on Flash as medics come in to attend to both wrestlers.]

DANTE REED

Folks, that’s it, the final team has been determined. We will now see Osaka Rebels defend the Battalion Championships against Fallon Lockhart and Josh Kennedy, Lisa Seldon and Anastasia Hayden, and Flash Kassidy and Jay Sinclair. Four incredible teams, but only one will walk out of Chicago as champs. Tune in next time only on the Battleground Network as we head on to War of the Worlds! Goodnight everybody!

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