L!GHTS OUT #7
American Bank Center
Corpus Christi, Texas
welcome to the show
[The credits to the 2013 Dwayne Johnson movie "Snitch" begin to roll through. Finally as the last names are shown, a dark black silence fills. The Union Battleground logo flickers in and out sporadically, then nothingness again. Fade back in to a scene showing a long, winding road deep in the night in the middle of what looks like an unmarked desert area. Scattered street lights, some flickering to hang on to their final watts of life, illuminate a rough pavement path. In the distance is a headlight, bobbing up and down the hills and valleys. As the light draws near, a deep and thunderous rumble resonates and increases in volume until we see a vivid silhouette of a biker barreling down the road. As the biker approaches collision of our view, a quick four count on an open hi-hat crashes as we begin our video montage.]
♫ GIMME FUEL, GIMME FIRE, GIMME THAT WHICH I DESIRE! ♫
[As the shredding riffs of lead guitarist Kirk Hammett fill the void, "Fuel" by Metallica ushers in a montage of some of the Battleground's top stars. Emery Layton is shown hitting her signature finishing move, The Prikasa, from the top rope; then Nemesis is shown delivering his vicious combo signature Enoch; Saint Saito is shown hitting the ferocious Saito SMASH; then finally Dick Devereaux is shown delivering his Pipebomb signature. The montage ends with a final shot of quick cuts of several other Battleground competitors, then an explosion, and we transition to the live crowd in Corpus Christi, Texas. The Scumbag Society, led by Rocker/Wrestler Luke Knux, is shown playing one of their hits from the Welcome to the Scumbag Society Album. The camera pans all throughout the arena showcasing the capacity crowd and some of the more creative signs.]
[A fireworks finale erupts and lights up the arena like a supernova. The crowd is sent into complete pandemonium, and a final camera transitions to our broadcast booth.]
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to L!GHTS OUT #7! We are live in Corpus Christi, Texas at the beautiful American Bank Center in front of a sold out crowd of over 10, 000 rabid fans! I am "The Doctor" Dante Reed, alongside me is the finishing touches of the triple threat broadcasters, "The Emerald" Drew Stevenson and "Diamond" Dick Thrasher!
"The Emerald" Drew Stevenson - We have quite a show in store for you all here tonight. We are less than four weeks away from the April 23rd Fallout pay per view, and things are really starting to take shape. A lot of tension is boiling over, and I'm sure tonight we will get a better look of what to expect for the big event next month.
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - Tonight we continue the trend of seeing some competitors make their debut. The first debut will be representing the AWE with Tornado Desencadenado. He will follow the footsteps of repping AWE along the likes of Brandon Collins, Ketsuekigata Z, and Hubert Smalls. He has quite a unique Wrestling style, which perfectly fits his name, and I've already taken some Dramamine to keep myself from getting sick.
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Our other debuts are tonight's main event, with Kreature going up against Azrael. We don't know much about either fighter, but we're sure to learn more about them later tonight.
"The Emerald" Drew Stevenson - Last show, we watched two fighters battle it out to get their first win in a "Banish from the Battleground" match, and tonight we will watch two fighters where one will get their first loss. I'm talking about the "All-American Bad Ass" Hannah Kristiansen and Britain Jade. Both of these ladies have been pretty dominant in their early careers here in Union Battleground, but only one will continue that climb.
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - We have that and more, but first lets get things started with our first match up of the evening; a bizarre twist of a family feud with the husband and wife that is Malcolm Dred-King and Echo Blackwhisper answering the challenge set forth by Lewis Hilton-Williams.
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - How many surnames does this family have?!
"The Emerald" Drew Stevenson - Shut up, Dick, before I hit you with the HT3!
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - ... Wait... Wait a minute folks. I'm getting word that we have a camera crew outside that needs addressed immediately, let's take you there right now.
[The BattleTron lights up and we can see we're in a secluded lot at the American Bank Center. The camera pans out and we see Malcolm Dred-King busted open and unconscious lying on the wet pavement. On top of him lies one of his opponents for the night, Hak'ee, who is equally banged up. We can hear a high pitch ting of steel dragging across the pavement. Then suddenly we hear a voice.]
[The camera pans around to reveal Crowbar giving a three count.]
Crowbar - And your winner, by pinfall... Hak'ee and The Huntress!
[Crowbar chuckles which gives him a short coughing fit afterwords. Crowbar takes a drag off of his cigarette that's hanging from his lip and draws his attention towards the camera.]
Crowbar - Well, Malcolm. It looks like Lewis was right. He found some competition that's got a rocket taped to their asses and are on the ascension to the top! Listen, bro, do you really think I would sit back and do nothing about what you did to me at Battle of Los Angeles? Do you really think that I was just a pawn... A sacrifice of "The Return of MDK"? For someone who can't stop talking about the past, you've obviously forgotten who I am and what I've done in that past. Seems like all you can do is run around talking about "the clown"... Well he's obviously "rotten" your brain, because he's not here. But I am! So let me make this clear for you, at Fallout, I want a real shot at payback.
[Outside the American Bank Center just around the backside of the venue the door swings open and Camila Martinez steps through the doorway wearing her ring attire and a denim jacket. She looks in all directions before removing the dugout from the pocket of her denim jacket.
Inside is a small pipe that looks like a hollow cigarette made from metal and about two grams of finely ground marijuana. Mila dabs the pipe into the herb and as she places the pipe in her mouth, the man with the face from her Nightmare's appears in the distant background. His strides are lengthy as he approaches quickly.
Camila never gets the pipe lit due to the wind and when she turns in the opposite direction she notices the Nightmare Man and the cigarette pipe falls from her mouth.]
Camila Martinez: This can't be real.
[She wipes her eyes and notices the man getting closer. She hurries back into the building and slams the door shut.]
kira izumi vs camila martinez
Mike “Drop” Dempsey – Introducing first, she weighed in today at 110 lbs and stands at 5’4…from Portland Oregon, Camila Martinez!
♫ WELL SWEET LITTLE SISTA'S HIGH AS HELL,
CHEATING ON A HALO,
GRIND IN AN ODYSSEY, A HOLOCAUST,
A HEART KICKING ON TOMORROW ♫
[The opening rift of Thunder Kiss 65 begins to play and the fans erupt with jeers as Camila Martinez strides to ring side. She's the same hot headed Mila, talking trash to fans, knocking popcorn out some kid's hand, ripping a sign, etc. Camila loves to be hated and she shows it with her actions as she heads toward the ring. She walks up the steps and gives a fan at ringside "the bird" before entering the ring and awaiting her opponent.]
Mike “Drop” Dempsey – And her opponent, standing at 6’0 tall and weighing in at 200 lbs…from Shinhidaka, Hokkaido, Japan, Kira Izumi!
♫ SABITA KUSARI NIJIMU NAMIDA TO
NAGEKI AGEMASHOU JIYUU WO
KOBAMU ASHI WO HIROGE
KANJITA ZAIAKU, GANBOU, YOWASA, KURUINAKU ♫
[The opening riffs begin as we pan around the arena and soon focus on the stage.We see rain falling from high up as chains drop just below the titatron. Kira walks out holding his bokken. He walks through the rusted chains and stands in the "rain" with Kirito following behind him. He lifts his bokken up and waves it across the arena. He walks down the ramp glaring at fans and at his opponent. He walks around the Arena before he jumps onto the barricade and stares and intimidates the near by fans before jumping down and walks up the steps and slaps the apron before jumping over the ropes and climbing to all four corners of the ring. He hops down before banging his head on the top turnbuckle ten times and pulling his head back to a bridge on the mat while simultaneously spitting out blood mist. He rolls over to all fours before creeping into a sitting position into his corner.]
“The Doctor” Dante Reed – This should be a great one with the debut of Kira Izumi facing off against the recently stalked Camila Martinez!
“Diamond” Dick Thrasher – I don’t know who or what that thing is stalking Camila Martinez but I guess he has a thing for tattooed chicks!
[The referee calls for the bell as Izumi and Martinez start this match off by meeting in the center of the ring. Izumi looks somewhat reluctant to hit a woman, which Camila tries to play to her advantage by beginning to sweet talk Kira. Izumi is having none of it though as he waves her off which leads to Camila flat out slapping Izumi sending a thunderous noise through the whole arena]
“The Doctor” Dante Reed – Obviously Kira Izumi isn’t interested in Camila’s attempt to distract him from the match at hand!
"The Emerald" Drew Stevenson – Who does this guy think he is turning down a broad like Camila Martinez? Bad enough he’s a deep, dark emo with clear-cut psychotic issues!
[Camila goes to now throw a closed right fist, which Kira catches mid swing. Izumi begins to twist Camila’s arm cause her to grab it in pain, Izumi then grabs her by the hair and throws her straight down to the mat causing her to bounce off of it]
“The Doctor” Dante Reed – Absolute ruthlessness shown by Kira Izumi here!
[Izumi grabs Martinez by the hair, lifts her up to a sitting position and then slaps her with a hard open hand right of his own that sends her back to the mat holding her face in agony. Kira then begins driving hard knees into the side of Camila’s head and then works his way down with knees to her ribs]
“Diamond” Dick Thrasher – This guy has snapped already Dante!
“The Doctor” Dante Reed – Hard knees to the body of Camila Martinez here by Kira Izumi!
[Kira lifts Mila up, sends her into the ropes and nails a huge spinebuster on Mila that vibrates the whole ring. Kira lifts Mila back up and tucks her head between his legs, lifts her up and attempts a spinning powerbomb which Mila counters into a hurricanrana at the very last moment]
“The Emerald" Drew Stevenson – What a great counter there by Malicious Mila!
[Kira gets up almost immediately to which he is met by a running Camila Martinez who uses Kira’s knee to jump on and in one fluid motion hits him with a high knee directly after that stuns Kira backwards into the turnbuckle. Mila sees the chance and hits Izumi with a spinning heel kick causing Kira Izumi to slump down to the mat up against the bottom turnbuckle]
“The Doctor” Dante Reed – Devastating agile moves directed towards the head of Kira Izumi have him in a bad way right now!
“Diamond” Dick Thrasher – You gotta love this broad Dante! She can direct her mouth and/or hands towards my ‘head’ any day of the week!
“The Doctor” Dante Reed – That’s enough of that Dick!
“Diamond” Dick Thrasher – Said no woman ever…
[Mila goes to bring Kira back to his feet but he pushes her off, sending her stumbling backwards. Mila then steps forward and attempts a clothesline, which Izumi counters by grabbing her arm and turning it into a swinging neckbreaker. Kira Izumi wastes no time and applies a rear chinlock. Martinez, after a few moments, starts putting her hands on the face of Izumi put can’t penetrate his mask, so eventually finds the eye holes and gouges them causing Izumi to release the hold. Martinez gets up, kicks Izumi in the gut and then nails him with a DDT, following up with a cover]
“The Doctor” Dante Reed – Kick out by Izumi!
[With Izumi still down, Camila goes to the turnbuckle, climbs it and waits for Kira to get to his feet. As he does, Mila flies off with an attempted flying forearm that misses. Mila crashes hard to the mat as Kira moves out of the way but she manages to get back to her feet, turns around and is grabbed by Izumi, lifted up and driven head first to the mat by a Kira Izumi piledriver]
“Diamond” Dick Thrasher – Is he trying to kill her Dante?
“The Doctor” Dante Reed – Crushing piledriver there by Kira Izumi!
[Instead of going for a cover though, Kira flips from the left side of Mila’s body, to the right and applies an armbar variation]
“The Doctor” Dante Reed – Izumi Special applied by Kira Izumi!
[The referee gets to his knees and begins asking Mila if she gives up as Izumi wrenches harder on her arm causing her to scream in pain, yet she refuses to quit. Izumi rears back even more on the hold but Mila begins to bite her arm to offset the pain]
“Diamond” Dick Thrasher – We got a biter! I love it!
“The Doctor” Dante Reed – Mila refuses to give in!
[Mila now out of frustration, turns her body and uses her free hand to send a job right into Kira Izumi’s crotch causing him to release the hold instantly and clutch his crotch in pain]
“The Doctor” Dante Reed – Cheap shot by Camila Martinez there!
“Diamond” Dick Thrasher – That’s gotta hurt!
[Camila gets back to her feet, as does Kira very slowly and gingerly though. Camila doesn’t wait for a second, runs at Izumi and tries a spinning back elbow which Izumi side steps. Camila turns around and Kira grabs her, putting her into position for a saito suplex. Mila drives a few elbows into the side of Kira’s head causing him to release his hold of her. Camila does the unthinkable and now kicks Kira Izumi directly in the crotch adding to the pain that must have still been residing there from her punch to his groin earlier]
“The Doctor” Dante Reed – No mercy shown by Mila for Kira’s manhood at all here tonight!
“Diamond” Dick Thrasher – Kira Izumi is going to be speaking in a Mike Tyson-esque pitch tomorrow!
[Kira is on the mat now clutching his crotch still pin pain when Mila rushes over to his feet, ties his legs up and applies her variation of a gorilla clutch]
“The Doctor” Dante Reed – Mila has applied the Crisis Hotline!
[Still in complete agony from the two crotch shots and now locked in this devastating move, Izumi doesn’t fight long before tapping the mat to signal his submission causing the referee to signal for the bell and declare Camila Martinez the winner]
“Diamond” Dick Thrasher – She did it Dante! Yes!
“The Doctor” Dante Reed – You can’t really blame Kira Izumi, he had nowhere to go!
[The referee raises Camila’s hand as Mike Dempsey announces the decision]
Mike “Drop” Dempsey – Here is your winner…Camila Martinez!
[As Camila's hand is raised in victory, all of a sudden the ring begins to fill with a thick white smoke. As Camila looks around in confusion, we see a figure suddenly appear in the smoke behind her. Camila backs right up into the arms of the man behind her which causes her to unleash a deafening scream that echoes throughout the arena]
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - It's that man from Mila's nightmares! He's in the ring!
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - And he's got her in his clutches! Guess he's into tattooed chicks!
[All of a sudden Mila's screaming stops and the smoke begins to dissipate revealing that the man and Mila are now gone from the ring with not a single sign of them in sight]
Winner: Camila Martinez via submission (Crisis Hotline)
chris andrew vs tornado desencadenado
Mike "Drop" Dempsey - The following contest is scheduled for one fall. Making his Union Battleground debut, he stands at 6'2" and weighing in at 235 lbs... From Metairie, Louisiana representing the AWE, Tornado Desencadenado!
♫ THEY FALL IN LINE, ONE AT A TIME, READY TO PLAY... ♫
[The guitar riff to “Blow Me Away” cues up on the venue’s speakers. Tornado walks out from behind the curtain and does several “chain-breakers” warm ups. Afterwards he bounds back and forth across the stage; encouraging the fans to cheer louder. Tornado then jogs down the ramp, slapping any offered hands. When he reaches the ring apron he rolls inside, pops to his feet, and does a couple of spins around the center of the ring with his arms outstretched. Finally, he takes his right fist and thumps the left side of his chest three times.]
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Right now we have a man making his debut tonight in the Battleground, and also adding to the representations of AWE, in one Tornado Desencadenado.
"The Emerald" Drew Stevenson - The AWE reps have been pretty successful in their debut matches. Brandon Collins defeated Tornado's opponent tonight Chris Andrew in the first round of the Union Battleground Championship Tournament. In fact, it was the first sanctioned match in the Axel Graves era. Then Hubert Smalls won against Mile Savage. Ketsuekigata Z unfortunately are the odd group out, but their loss to The Outliers at the Battle of Los Angeles PPV was an epic bout, and have nothing to be ashamed of.
Mike "Drop" Dempsey - And his opponent, from Scottsdale, Arizona, Chris Andrew!
♫ AS I WALK IN THE DIRTY RAIN,
ACID SEEPING THROUGH MY BRAIN ... ♫
[In the darkened Arena, blue and yellow spotlights start flashing follow the guitar rhythm of "Renegade Cavalcade" by Ash. As the chorus hits, Chris Andrew dashes out from the curtain, stopping on the stage and staring at the crowd. A few moments later, he runs his way to the ring, sliding under the bottom rope and climbing on the turnbuckle, getting another view of the sold out crowd. As the music fades out, he jumps back to the ring with a perfect backflip, landing on one knee.]
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - This scrawny string bean hasn't made too much of an impact in the Battleground, and I'm not surprised. His two matches that he's had he's gone 1-1 with Brandon Collins. I don't think he stands a chance here tonight.
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - What do you have against Chris Andrew. Are you jealous of his girlfriend who is leaps and bounds better looking than any of the ring rats you came across?
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - Hah! You said "came across"! Get your mind out of the gutter, Dante! Anyway, this match is set to begin...
[The two men circle the ring, Tornado Desencadenado with the slight weight advantage. Both men begin to slowly advance toward one another. Chris extends his hand outward toward his opponents, who follows his lead. Both men interlock their fingers, then do the same with their other hands. Both men trying to get the advantage in this test of strength Tornado drives his opponent downward, pinning his hands onto the mat. Chris’s shoulders are down.]
…And Chris Andrew kicks out with a bridge.
[Desencadenado, with Chris’s hands still pinned to the ground, leaps into the air, landing directly into a Monkey Roll. Tornado is sent flying through the air, but he lands on his feet. He spins on a dime and runs straight into a clothesline, sending him crashing onto the mat. Chris looks down at him as he jumps over Tornado’s body, straight into the springboard moonsault off the middle rope. Tornado is able to roll out of the way, and this time it is Chris that lands on his feet. Both men are at a standstill as the stare down at one another. Both me shake themselves loose as Tornado goes for a lock up. Chris ducks underneath it and runs of the rope, leaping over his prone opponent, bouncing off the other side and straight into a discus double backhand chop. He shakes his arms out and pulls Chris to his feet. Tornado grabs ahold of his wrist and whips him toward the ropes, keeping ahold and pulling him back straight into a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker! Chris Andrew’s back driven straight across the knee. Tornado Desencadenado covers, driving his forearm across his face.]
…And Chris Andrew punches his arm into the air.
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - See? I told you! Andrew has no chance whatsoever.
[Tornado wastes no time mounting the highflyer, dropping right after right down onto his jaw. The referee pulls the newcomer away after a five count. He takes a deep breath and pulls Chris off of the mat, looking out over the crowd as he drives him into the corner, driving his shoulder straight into his abdomen over and over again. Chris drops to the mat as Tornado takes a few steps back, he lifts his hands in the air and signals for a cannonball. He charges and goes for it, but runs straight into the corner as Chris Andrews rolls out of the way, and out to the floor. He grabs ahold of Tornado by his long hair dragging the powerhouse out, his feet still on the apron…DR PEPPER SPECIAL ON THE OUTSIDE! The cutthroat neckbreaker on the outside, Chris Andrews lets out a huge yell as the crowd erupts.]
"The Emerald" Drew Stevenson - Chris Andrew showing a bit of a mean streak there with that nasty Dr. Pepper Special!
[Andrew grabs ahold of his opponent and drags him to his feet, pulling him along the ringside. He plants his feet and then whips him straight into the steel steps! The metal stairs sent flying into the barricade, the front row of fans sent reeling back out of fear. Chris looks up at the referee who has finally began his slow count.]
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - The official has begun a 10 count, but do you honestly think he'll complete it, no matter how long the fighters stay out here?
"The Emerald" Drew Stevenson - It's a formality, but Owner Axel Graves has made a point that he wants definitive winners out of these bouts. Just ask Franklin Dean, who's probably sitting at home watching.
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - Hi Frankie!
[Chris Andrew looks down at Tornado who is rising to his feet, He grabs him by the back of the head and goes to drive his head into the steps, but Desencadenado is able to get his hands up stopping the maneuver. He throws his elbow back and connects with his jaw, Grabbing Chris by the neck and throwing him HEAD FIRST INTO THE RING POST! Chris Andrew crashing to the ground, Tornado looking up and seeing the referee at the count of seven rolls Chris’s limp body into the ring, sliding in behind him. He reaches down to pull him to his feet, but is caught with the inside cradle. The referee caught off guard takes a second to drop for the count.]
…And Tornado Desencadenado kick out, both men quickly to their feet.
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Dick you constantly have your doubts with Chris Andrew, but he's putting up a fight!
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - No comment...
[Tornado runs straight into a standing dropkick from Chris, he pops right back to his feet and straight into another. Both men back to their feet for the fourth time and Tornado charges with the discus double backhand chop, but Chris is able to duck underneath it. Tornado bounces off of the ropes and GETS ROCKED BY A MASSIVE SUPER KICK! The kick stood the former boxer straight up, then he drops to the mat hard. With a smirk on his face Chris hooks the leg.]
…And Tornado Desencadenado kick out.
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - What the hell is going on here?! Finish him Tornado!
[Chris looks at the referee as if questioning the slow count, resting on his knees, as Tornado begins to turn on the ground. He grabs him by the head and pulls him to his feet, whipping Tornado into the corner. Chris bounces off of the opposite turnbuckle and sprints across the ring, delivering a huge splash in the corner, he hits the maneuver high enough he is able to slide over the top rope. Desencadenado takes the blow and staggers out of the corner into the middle of the ring. He turns around as Chris Andrew bounces off of the top rope…SHOOTING STAR PRESS INTO THE TORNADO DDT! Andrew plants Tornado head first in the center of the ring. Chris looks drained as he staggers over to the corner. Looking back at his opponent who hasn’t moved as he begins to scale the turnbuckle. He stands perched high above the ring…CANYON DIVE FROM THE TOP!
Tornado hits a kip up and catches Andrew in mid air! Tornado now twirls with an airplane spin, then hits a double knee gut buster!]
"The Emerald" Drew Stevenson - VERTIGONE! Tornado just rocked the ring with that devastating move, and he goes for the cover!
[DING DING DING!]
Mike "Drop" Dempsey - Here is your winner, Tornado Desencadenado!
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - I told you he wouldn't win! I just knew he'd blow it somehow! Just as Tornado looked to be a goner, he pops up and ends it just like that! Just like a Tornado, one minute you're standing, the next you're flattened like a pancake!
Winner: Tornado Desencadenado via pinfall (Vertigone)
they were innocent
[We cut backstage to find Union Battleground newcomer Izumi Sato chatting with one of the stagehands.]
Izumi Sato: If you're looking for a new video game to play, you GOTTA' get NieR: Automata! Some people compare it to Devil May Cry, but it's so much more than that. Not only is it a standard 3D game like everything else these days, but it's also top down, side scrolling, it's all the things that made games from the 1980s so much fun!
[Clearly she's passionate about the game, as she keeps gesturing around to get her point across. The stagehand, for his part, is half paying attention to what she says, and half is taking in every curve of her lithe little form.]
Stagehand: Sounds fun, but does it have a story to go along with all features?
[Izumi nods her head rapidly.]
Izumi Sato: Hai! It has a GREAT story!
[Just then, she spots Kira Izumi walking a little ways down the hall. Sato's features immediately darken as she turns back to the stagehand.]
Izumi Sato: Erm, could you... excuse me for a few minutes?
[Before the guy has a chance to respond, Izumi's off making a beeline for Kira.]
Izumi Sato: KKKKIIIIRRRRAAAA!
[The masked man turns just in time to be speared out of his boots, before Sato starts raining down punches to his face, a mix of rage and tears spreading across her face as she continues to pound on him. Fortunately though, security is nearby and quick to respond, pulling Sato off of him and separating the two.]
Izumi Sato: THEY WERE INNOCENT!
[SHE STRUGGLES TO GET AWAY, BUT SECURITY HOLDS FIRM.]
Izumi Sato: THEY WERE ONLY IN AMERICA TO VISIT ME! THEY...
[She finally squirms free, only to fall to her knees, overcome by her emotions as tears stream down her face.]
Izumi Sato: They were no threat to you!
[Security regains their grip on her as she cries, and escorts her away while Kira spouts something angrily in Japanese as we cut away from the scene.]
damon xalvador vs nemesis
Mike “Drop” Dempsey – The following contest is set for one-fall!!! Introducing first! He weighed in today at 245 lbs and stands at six feet four inches! Hailing from Parts Unknown!!! NEMESIS!!!!!
♫ I AM, THE ASTRO-CREEP,
A DEMOLITION STYLE, HELL AMERICAN FREAK…YEAH!
I AM, THE CRAWLING DEAD,
A PHANTOM IN A BOX, SHADOW IN YOUR HEAD ♫
[The arena goes dark as the open chords of “More Human Than Human” by White Zombie begin to surround the fans of the arena. With each audio moan on the track’s opening sequence, the arena flashes a deep dark red then as the guitar kicks in the lights slowly begin to rise to a dim setting and we see Nemesis kneeling at the top of the ramp with a now single red spotlight shining down on him. As Rob Zombie’s voice kicks in, Nemesis raises his lowered head, outstretches his arms, raises to his feet and then proceeds forward slowly towards the ring with the arena remaining dark and the lone red spotlight following Nemesis’ path accordingly. Nemesis walks by the fans not phased in the slightest by the cheers and chirps with his eyes solely focused on the ring before him. Nemesis takes his time getting to the ring steps and stops at the final step, only to jump directly onto the top turnbuckle and outstretch his arms while kneeling down. Nemesis then hops down into the ring walking directly into the centre of the squared circle where he falls to both knees and lowers his head similarly to how he was on the entrance ramp. As the music continues, Nemesis simultaneously raises his head and outstretches his arms as the lights come on and the music stops.]
“The Doctor” Dante Reed – We have had one hell of a night so far, and this one might just steal the show.!
“Diamond” Dick Thrasher – This man right here UNDEFEATED in competition in the middle of the Union Battleground ring, can he keep the momentum going?
“The Doctor” Dante Reed – Last time we saw him in action, he picked up a big win in the main event over Maverick, but tonight his undefeated run will have yet another tough test!
Mike “Drop” Dempsey – And his opponent! He weighed in today at 229 lbs and stands at six feet one inch! From Aberdeen, Scotland, DAMON XALVADOR!!!
♫ 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 ♫
[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. 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 – Nemesis may have just a slight size advantage in this match up, but we will see how much of a factor it will have as this match goes on.
[The bell sounds and our two competitors lock up, the test of strength to find an advantage. Nemesis quickly gains the upper hand driving his opponent, back towards the corner. As they near the turnbuckle Damon mule kicks the middle pad, using it to reverse the momentum and drive Nemesis back. Nemesis, feeling the shift in weight shifts his feet and delivers a huge belly to belly. Driving his opponent back first into the middle of the ring. Nemesis wastes no time transitioning into the full-mount. Blow after blow, right after left, he drops down bombs, each of them connecting with Damon’s jaw. The referee pulls him back as Damon scurries back into the corner checking on his mouth of which some blood can be seen. Nemesis chuckles his hands in the air. The referee moves and Nemesis charges, trying to drive the knee into the face of Damon, but Xalvador is able to slide out and under the bottom rope. He takes a deep breath on the outside. Nemesis bounces off of the opposite ropes and dives through the middle rope, STRAIGHT INTO A HUGE FOREARM.]
“Doctor” Dante Reed – Such great awareness!
“The Emerald” Drew Stevenson – Not just awareness, but great game plan, knowing what his opponent is able to do and preparing the perfect counter for it.
“Diamond” Dick Thrasher – There is a reason that Axel Graves signed these two men! And it is not due to their good looks.
[Nemesis is sent staggering backwards. Damon climbs onto the apron, as Nemesis comes back onto the attack, but eats yet another, sending him staggering back and down to a knee. Damon runs across the apron, and begins scaling the turnbuckle. Looking down at his opponent who has finally climbed back to his feet. He leaps through the air!]
“Doctor” Dante Reed – MISSILE DROPKICK! NEMESIS IS DOWN!
[Damon looks as if he had felt the blow as well as both men are down, the referee checking on both of them. Damon is the first to his feet, dragging his opponent up to his feet, pulling him in by the arm straight into a huge clothesline. He pulls him back to his feet and straight into another turnbuckle…then a third. He lets go of his hand and runs across the ring, bouncing off the ring and dropping a huge elbow. Damon takes the chance to hook a leg.]
…Tw…Kickout by Nemesis!
“The Emerald” Drew Stevenson – Nemesis is looking defiant with a very quick kickout. Not even a two count.
[Damon pulls his opponent to his feet and drives him back into the corner, climbing up onto the middle rope and begins dropping down lefts. The crowd counting along with each blow. Meanwhile Nemesis slips his hands underneath the legs of his opponent, pulling him off of the ropes in a powerbomb clutch, he moves across the ring AND DELIVERS THE POWERBOMB OVER THE TOP ROPE!!!]
“Diamond” Dick Thrasher – Nemesis just killed Damon Xalvador! His head crashed hard against the barricade!
[Nemesis looks down at his opponent, whose body seems to be lifeless. He attempts to get out of the ring but the referee begs him to stay in the ring. The ref rolling out of the ring and begins to check on Damon. Nemesis sees Damon start to stir and runs, bounceing off of the ropes as he charges across the ring, diving through the middle ropes…STRAIGHT INTO A SPEAR! But Damon is able to see it coming pulling the ref in his place…NEMESIS SPEARS THE REFEREE!]
“The Emerald” Drew Stevenson – Oh My God! The referee has been taken out!
“Doctor” Dante Reed – That would have destroyed any competitor on the Union Battleground roster, I can only imagine what it just did to that referee!
[Nemesis looks at the ref as the crowd begins to roar “HOLY SHIT! HOLY SHIT!” Damon turns Nemesis around and whips him back first into the barricade! He slowly stalks Nemesis whose arms are draped over the edge of the barricade. Damon signals for the fans behind him to move as he charges, deliver a massive clothesline that causes both men to spill over the barricade and into the crowd! The chants resume as both men lay sprawled out in the front row. The referee still down at ringside. Damon is the first to his feet, using the barricade to stand to his feet. He looks down at Nemesis who has finally began to stir. Damon looks over at the chairs that they two men had landed on and grabs two, setting them so they face one another.]
“Diamond” Dick Thrasher – Oh no, we all know what is coming up next.
“Doctor” Dante Reed – He isn’t going for that here.
[Damon Xalvador drags Nemesis to his feet, locking in the chicken wing, but knowing what he was in for, Nemesis fights free, delivering a huge head butt that forces Damon to let him go. Nemesis delivers left after left driving Damon back. Damon, trying to stop the onslaught charges with a haymaker, misses, Nemesis ducking under it as both men circle towards one another. Nemesis charges him…FLAPJACK THROUGH THE STEEL CHAIRS!!!!]
“The Emerald” Drew Stevenson - The referee still down as Damon Xalvador takes advantage of the chairs he had set up.
“Diamond” Dick Thrasher – Those chairs are pure steel, and now they are just pure trash.
“Doctor” Dante Reed – What won’t these competitors do to come out on top. Putting their bodies and careers on the night only here in Union Battleground!
[Damon jumps to his feet the crowd deafening as the commentators trying to see the action as the fans all rise to their feet. Xalvador drags Nemesis to his feet and throws him over the barricade. He looks behind him and grabs a chair that lays on the ground, climbs atop of the barricade and steadies himself, looking down at Nemesis, and leaping through the air driving the chair straight into his chest, every pound of Damon’s body landing on top of the chair. Nemesis lets out a huge scream. Damon, clutching at his chest, slides the chair back over the barricade as he throws Nemesis back in the ring. He grabs the referee and drags him to his feet, slapping him across the face, waking him up and sliding into the ring followed by the referee. Damon crawls into the cover, hooking the leg.]
…Three! No! Nemesis gets his shoulder up!
“The Emerald” Drew Stevenson - Such drive from both competitors today.
“Diamond” Dick Thrasher – My question is how in the living hell did he just kick out!
“Doctor” Dante Reed – The only thing I can think of is instinct pure instinct!
[Damon can’t believe that Nemesis kicked out, immediately dragging him to his feet, doubling him over with a kick to his gut. Damon runs and bounce off the rope…SUPERMAN PUNCH! Nemesis connects with the jaw of Salvador, he bounces off the ropes and straight into the arms of Nemesis…ENOCH…]
“The Emerald” Drew Stevenson - THE GTS INTO THE KNEE CONNECTS! THE ENOCH CONNECTS! THIS ONE IS ALL OVER!
[Nemesis drops down into the cover, hooking the knees as the referee slides into position.]
“Diamond” Dick Thrasher – Its over! Nemesis remains undefeated!
“Doctor” Dante Reed – What a war these two went through but Nemesis came out on top.
Mike “Drop” Dempsey – Here is your winner ...NEMESIS!!!!!
Winner: Nemesis via pinfall (Enoch)
[Backstage a group of crew workers clear the way for the large man that Mila has seen in her nightmares, who is accompanied by two people in dark druid hoods. Lights burst, startling those unsuspecting workers in the area.
The lights in the hallway, dim, flicker, or go out completely as they pass by. Surprisingly, Camila Martinez is visible in the back of the pack following the druids and overly intimidating man thats been 'stalking' her with the look of astonishment and intrigue in her eyes.]
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - Whoa, do you see the look in her eyes?! Is she on something?
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - She looks spooky.
[Camila cracks a slight grin just as she exits the arena with the man and the druids leading the way.]
anton chase vs jason bourne
Mike "Drop" Dempsey - The following contest is scheduled for one fall. Making his way to the ring from Los Angeles, California... Jason Bourne!
♫ YOUR MAGIC WHITE RABBIT,
HAS LEFT IT'S WRITING ON THE WALL
WE FOLLOW LIKE ALICE,
AND JUST KEEP DIVING DOWN THE HOLE ♫
[The lights goes out, the fans hold their lighters up and we see fire going. Just then White Rabbit by Egype Central hits the pa system and the lights starting flicker in a fast motion and out comes Jason Bourne. The fans starts booing and he looks at them and give a half hearted grin. His hair is straight down, he's wearing black tights with red designs, black T-shirt, black mma gloves, black knee pads, and black boots. He stops on the ramp and starts punching the air as he's preparing for the match. He starts walking down as some of the fans holding their hands out and he just ignores them. He goes to the steel steps and walks up them and climbs the corner turnbuckle and holds his arms up as he yells at the fans. He then drops to the inside of the ring and takes off his shirt and throws it into the crowd as he prepares for the fight as the music fades.]
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Jason Bourne now making his way down to the ring, and he's been in a predicament with the likes of Maverick, and since his alliance with Trixie, Anton Chase as well.
"The Emerald" Drew Stevenson - The rivalry with Maverick started in their debut matches, and has culminated through a few bouts. It's gotten to the point where Jason ran in and attacked Maverick during his main event match against Nemesis, and that caused our Battleground Enforcer Nigel Crane to take action.
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - So now, Bourne has Maverick, Anton Chase, AND Nigel Crane all trying to get a piece of him. Luckily Trixie is on his side because he's made quite a few enemies in a short amount of time.
Mike "Drop" Dempsey - And his opponent, from Los Angeles, California... Representing Redemption Wrestling, "The Wrestling God" Anton Chase!
♫ NIGHTFALL AND THE DAY BEGINS,
I NEED THE BRIGHT CITY LIGHTS AS I START TO DESCEND ♫
[As "How We Roll" by Hollywood Undead blasts over the PA system, white smoke fills the entrance way and a person is seen behind the fog. The person steps forward in front, revealing "The Wrestling God" Anton Chase. Anton is accompanied by his manager, Chris Wood, who is holding the Trixie Championship over his shoulder. He makes his way down the ramp, with a cocky smile on his face and his arms out at the side. He climbs in the ring and then climbs the second ropes and puts one hand up in the air, and stares off as he awaits for the match to begin.]
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Anton coming out with that custom Trixie Championship that he stole from her after their match at Battle of Los Angeles.
"The Emerald" Drew Stevenson - It was a dick move, but I like it.
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - I'm sure Trixie is just waiting for the right moment to recapture her coveted title.
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - No doubt, DDT. Well now both fighters are squared away and this match is set to begin!
[Anton and Bourne have a stare down for a moment, but soon start to make heir way to the center of the ring. Anton sticks his hand out to initiate a test of strength. Jason goes for the grasp, but Anton changes plans and hits him with a boot to the midsection. Chase whips Jason into the ropes, and comes back and ducks a closeline attempt. Jason springs off again, and comes back with a closeline of his own, but Anton dodges that one. Bourne bounces off the ropes for a third time, and Anton connects with a hard spinning heel kick. Bourne drops flat on his back, and Anton begins to run the ropes. Anton bounces off one side, hops over the laying Bourne, then springboards off the other side for a moonsault, but Jason rolls out in time to avoid the collision. Bourne to his feet picks Anton up by the hair and then starts laying heavy haymakers one after another. Jason now hooks the arm over his head, and relievers a powerful vertical suplex. Jason keeps the hold as he rolls over, and delivers another one. Again, Jason keeps tight and goes for a third one, but Anton blocks it by hooking the inside leg. Anton begins to connect with some body jabs to loosen Jason's lock. Chase finally breaks free, but gets sidetracked with a hard head butt by Bourne. Chase stumbles back into the ropes, and Jason grabs him and whips him across the ring. Chase on the return dodges a discus larger attempt by Bourne, springs back off the other side and comes back with a masterful satellite DDT! Chase plants Bourne hard on the mat and hooks the leg for a cover.]
... Bourne kicks out.
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Solid move by Anton!
"The Emerald" Drew Stevenson - He caught Jason Bourne off guard I think.
[Chase argues with the ref on what he believes was a slow count. Nonetheless, he gets upright and goes to hook in a single leg Boston crab, but Jason Bourne overpowers him and instead kicks him off and into the turnbuckle. Bourne up on his feet sprints to Chase and drives in with a Yakuza kick, dazing Anton. Bourne lays in a quick combination of left and right jabs to the midsection, then pauses to taunt the crowd. The fans respond with a roar of boos, yet Jason just eats it up. Jason comes back to Anton, and lays his boot across Anton's neck and uses the ropes for added pressure to choke him out. The ref makes his five count and orders Bourne to lay off. Jason, though, takes an extra few seconds before finally letting up. Bourne now picks Anton up and sits him atop the turnbuckle.]
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Looks like Jason Bourne is going up to the high rent district!
"The Emerald" Drew Stevenson - A big man like him needs to keep his feet planted on solid ground. He's venturing in Anton's territory now.
[Jason Bourne begins the climb up to the middle ropes, and hooks Anton's arm over his head. The crowd starts to get louder as Jason signals for a superplex. He goes to pick up Anton, but Anton again blocks it by hooking the leg. Jason nails a few body shots and goes for it again, but Anton denies him once more. Anton now goes on the offensive and starts getting in short body jabs with his free hand. Anton doesn't slow down until he gets his other arm free, and now the two start trading off punches. With each swing, they teeter back and forth high on the turnbuckle. Anton is now gaining the edge, as he starts blocking Jason's punches and countering with his own. Then, out of nowhere, Anton springs up to the top rope, and hits a Hurricanrana to the outside! The crowd erupts!]
BATTLEGROUND! BATTLEGROUND! BATTLEGROUND! BATTLEGROUND!
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - Holy shit!
"The Emerald" Drew Stevenson - I told you that's familiar territory for Anton! He knows what to do at high altitudes.
[Both men lie motionless as the fans around them are especially ecstatic. Anton is first to get to his feet, and picks Jason up with him. Anton goes to whip Jason into the barricades, but Bourne reverses it and Anton catches a heavy knee to the gut. Chase bent over, Jason gets a double under hook and drops Chase with a sit out Tiger Bomb! Bourne gets up and heads over to the timekeeper and shoves him off his chair. Jason grabs the chair and heads back over to Anton. Just as Chase gets to his feet, he's met with a cold hard steel chair shot straight on the head! Anton drops like a ton of bricks. Jason lifts the chair up high and comes crashing down on the back of Anton. Bourne lifts it high up again, and strikes Anton again across the back. Bourne repeatedly slams Chase with the chair and the crowd is engulfing the arena with boos. Jason taunts the nearby fans, and acts like he's about to lay one out with the chair. Bourne turns back to Anton and continues dropping thunderous chair shots.]
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Jason Bourne has gone berserk!
"The Emerald" Drew Stevenson - He's on a rampage and looks to be fed up with dealing with Anton any longer!
[Jason is on a rampage, not letting up a bit. Jason lifts the steel chair high up again and drops it... No! Someone grabs a hold of the chair from crowd!]
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - What the hell?!
[Maverick peaks through the rabid fans, holding on to the chair and putting a stop to Jason's attack. Bourne turns to see what's going on, and Maverick clocks him square between the eyes with a swift right hook! Bourne stumbles back and trips over Anton. Maverick steps over the barricade and goes for Bourne. He picks Bourne up and slings him straight into the post, giving off a painful "thunk" echoing through the arena. Maverick grabs Jason by the back of the head, and drops him with a reverse DDT. Suddenly the crowd gets in an uproar again, and we see "The Enforcer of the Battleground" Nigel Crane sprinting down the aisle! Crane turns the corner, and drops Maverick with a running Superman punch off the ring steps! Maverick goes down like a rag doll! Nigel Crane stands in the middle of three men lifeless in the ground. Crane picks Chase up and rolls him into the ring. He picks Bourne up and rolls him into the ring as well. Crane stares down Maverick, who continues to be on the ground. Nigel grabs the protective mat that surrounds the ring and flings it over the barricade and then picks Maverick up off the ground. Nigel loops one of Maverick's arm between his legs and looks off into the crowd. The crowd is going crazy for Crane as he signals for the Brain Basher! Crane hoists him up with a pumphandle then drives him down with a Piledriver straight into the bare concrete! Maverick is instantly busted open and twitching!]
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Oh my god! I think Crane just killed him!
"The Emerald" Drew Stevenson - He's busted open bad!
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - Someone call the medics!
[Meanwhile back in the ring, Chase and Bourne stagger their way up to their feet and Anton Chase gives everything he has and delivers a resounding superkick! Jason somehow stays on his feet, but Chase lifts him up, hooks his arms with his legs, and drops him with the Chaos Theory! Anton rolls Bourne over for the cover!]
[DING DING DING]
Mike "Drop" Dempsey - Here is your winner, "The Wrestling God" Anton Chase!
[Anton's music plays as his hand is raised in the air. His manager Chris Wood slides in to the ring and hands Anton the Trixie Belt. Medics are tending to Maverick at ringside, bracing his neck and strapping him on to a stretcher. As the two men in the ring embrace a bro hug and raise each other's hand in the air, the music stops....]
♫ THERE AIN'T NO GRAVE, CAN HOLD MY, BODY DOWN ♫
[There is no light effects going on. No fog bellowing out. But nonetheless out comes Axel Graves. The crowd cheers as the bossman steps out center stage with a mic in hand. He wastes no time motioning for the music to stop as he brings the mic up to speak.]
Axel Graves - Alright, listen. This shit has gone on long enough! This rivalry between Anton and Trixie has spread from Redemption Wrestling to the Battleground. From one part of the globe to the other. And since Trixie has brought Jason under her wing, it seems like every week either he or Maverick comes running in and interrupting my show! So here's what I'm going to do... This rivalry ends at Fallout! Anton Chase versus Trixie, the final saga! But, I want this final match to be something special. So here's the kicker... At L!GHTS OUT #8, there's going to be, we'll call it, a "Pick Your Poison" match. Jason Bourne, you will be representing Trixie... And since your adversary Maverick looks to be put on the shelf thanks to my Enforcer, his replacement who will represent Anton Chase, will be the brute who has laid your ass out for the last month, Nigel Crane! The winner of Crane versus Bourne will decide who gets to pick the stipulation between Trixie and Anton Chase!
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Axel Graves drops a bombshell for the Fallout PPV! Our first official match, we'll see the end of the Anton Chase/Trixie saga. But one thing still lingers is the stipulation, and that decision goes to the victor of Nigel Crane vs Jason Bourne!
"The Emerald" Drew Stevenson - A lot at stake here, these two have fought numerous times over the past 12 months, but Fallout will be the end!
Winner: Anton Chase via pinfall (Chaos Theory)
show you how it's done
[Removing the headset from off of his head, Stevenson slides his chair backwards and rises to his feet as the crowd goes pretty quiet as they're not entirely sure what is happening. Stepping up onto the ramp, Stevenson begins to head down to the ring as “The Man” by Aloe Blacc plays over the public address sound system which immediately sends these people into a frenzy as they want to know what he is thinking. Having made his way down to the ring, he looks around with this smug look expressed on his face and walks up the steel steps climbing into the ring. Not paying attention to the crowd at all, he quickly motions with his right hand as one of the staff members hands him a microphone. Using his left hand, he makes a cutting motion as the music stops playing and he immediately brings the microphone up to his lips to begin speaking.]
"The Emerald" Drew Stevenson - “You know, I could stand here and give all of you a history lesson as to who I am but I'm not going to do that. I could stand here and tell all of you what all I have accomplished in this industry but once again, I’m not going to do that. So with that being said, I know what you're thinking — why in the hell is he out here, right? Shouldn't he be sitting behind the desk, calling all of the action?”
[Having turned his large frame towards the direction of the commentators table, he points over to it with his left hand while continuing.]
"The Emerald" Drew Stevenson - “In theory? Yes, that's what I am paid to do but as I have sat back and watched this company, there's one constant that I have noticed and it's something that I don't appreciate seeing. There’s not a soul here who is stepping up and taking this company to the next level.”
[With all of these fans suddenly booing him loudly, he looks out to all of them and responds accordingly.]
"The Emerald" Drew Stevenson - “You people can boo me all you want but at the end of the day? This company isn't where it should be. You see, Union Battleground has been around long enough now that it should be a staple in this industry. We should be on the map, but you know what? We’re not and that's because every single person in the back, man and woman alike isn't rising to the top like they should be.
So… Being the generous, household name that I am, I have decided to TAKE back the spotlight since you kids can't seem to get the job done around here. You know that proverbial torch that everyone expects to be handed when they feel they have surpassed the teacher? Well none of you deserve it, none of you have done what you're supposed to do and that is why I am going to SHOW you how it's done; you understand?”
[With a large smile forming along his face, it was as clear as day just how arrogant that he was.]
"The Emerald" Drew Stevenson - “So to every man and woman in the back? Pay really close attention because while all of you may be good, I am going to show you the true definition of what it's like to be GREAT...”
[Suddenly, the lights begin to flicker in and out.]
“The Doctor” Dante Reed – It seems as though we are having some lighting issues here…
“Diamond” Dick Thrasher – I got a bad feeling about this…
[After a few moments of flickering, the lights come back on with Drew Stevenson still facing the ramp but now, “The Alpha & Omega” Nemesis stands in the ring behind him, tilting his head from left to right like an animal looking on at something shiny and overly interesting. Drew Stevenson’s smile is beginning to fade as he can clearly sense something behind him with the fans roaring the situation on and pointing behind him. Stevenson begins to slowly turn around but just as he does the lights go completely out sending the arena into utter blackness.]
“Diamond” Dick Thrasher – Hey! Who turned out all the lights!
[As the lights remain out and the fans begin to use their cellphones as lights, a dark, red hue overtakes the arena blending in perfectly with the blackness. The arena’s BattleTron lights up with dark, red clouds moving throughout and a quote spread across it in white text.]
“’You have heard the blasphemy. What do you think?’ They all condemned him as worthy of death.”
[The quote stays on the screen for a moment then the arena goes black once again. The lights come up a few moments later and Drew Stevenson now exits the ring, looking around nervously as he heads towards the back but begins playing it off by mouthing off to fans on the way back up the ramp.]
“The Doctor” Dante Reed – It seems as though Nemesis wasn’t too fond of Drew Stevenson’s words directed towards the men, or in Nemesis' case, entities in the back!
hannah kristiansen vs britain jade
Mike "Drop" Dempsey - The following contest is scheduled for one fall. Making her way to the ring, from Oakwood, Ohio, give it up for Britain Jade!
♫ I'M IN CONTROL... ♫
[AlunaGeorge – I'm In Control (Throttle Remix) bellows over the PA sound system. Lights from the rafters started to strobe that was coupled with white and lavender lights as fanfare, bringing the crowd to their feet. The opening of the song plays for awhile before Britain Jade comes out from behind the curtains. Her arms in the air, waving and smiling. She stops at the beginning of the aisle and starts to ascend down towards the ring. The spotlight followed her on her trek to the ring. With them showing her adulation, she savored this moment with him as she came up to the steel staircase waving again. She wipes her wrestling boot clad feet on the ring apron showing her respect and enters the squared circle. Inside, she walks over to the corner of the ring, climbing to the second ropes and whips her hair back that flows. She sends everybody a thankful kiss.]
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Britain Jade is making her way to the ring, and so far she's had a great start in Union Battleground.
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - Dante she's currently undefeated at 2-0, with a win here tonight Inthink she'll have the front offices take notice.
Mike "Drop" Dempsey - And her opponent, from St. Louis, Missouri, "The All-American Bad Ass" Hannah Kristiansen!
♫ I'M AMERICA, DRINK THE WATER
I'M AMERICA, BRING YOU LIFE
I'M AMERICA, I'M YOUR DAUGHTER
NOBODY LEFT BEHIND ♫
[Cilver's "I'm America” cues up to a spotlight shining on the entrance curtain as Uliana kicks things off with a spoken version of the song's chorus. Just as the song kicks into high gear, the entrance curtains are launched to the sides as the beautiful Hannah Kristian steps out onto the stage. She's clad in a full length digital camouflage-patterned hoodless "All American Badass" boxer's robe, a US flag bandana over her mane of long wavy blonde hair. It's at this time that Cilver gets into the first verse. Gazing out at the crowd, a focused look on her face, Hannah marches purposefully down the aisleway steps, slapping a few outstretched hands as she passes by. Upon arriving at ringside, she ascends the steps and stops on the apron, turning to face the crowd. There, feet at shoulder width, she throws her robe open and off in dramatic fashion, leaving her arms outstretched like an eagle - exposing her outfit beneath. She then pulls the flag bandana from her head, and tosses it into the crowd. She wears a night camouflage-patterned V-necked sports bra that shows off just the right amount of cleavage, as well as her midriff, black studded leather belt, and night camo-patterned tights with US flag patterned skulls down both sides of her legs and held in place by a rattlesnake - its head protruding from the top and facing the middle on both sides with its forked tongue sticking out. She rounds out her gear with white athletic tape on her wrists and hands; along with night camo kneepads, kickpads, and steel toed black combat boots. Hannah's long wavy blonde hair is parted in the middle and falls down around her shoulders and down her back. Turning, she slips through the ropes and removes the dog tags from around her neck - setting them down in her corner, before doing a few last minute preparations as the song fades out.]
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Hannah Kristiansen is another impressive competitor here in the Battleground, what do you have of her, Dick?
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - It's hard to judge her, honestly Dante. I mean yes she's 2-0 as well, but both of her wins came from Echo Blackwhisper. Which, strangely enough, they are now allies? But I think we'll get a better glimpse of her tonight and really see what she's all about.
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Joe Murray is the bout official and he calls for the bell and this match is underway!
[The bell sounds and the two fighters make their way to the center of the ring. Both bump fists for a sign of respect and circle around. The two technical fighters crouch in a staggered athletic stance. Hannah makes the first move with a double leg takedown shot. Brit sprawls back to counter, and applies pressure to the back of Hannah's head with her hips. Hannah doesn't break her hold though, and is able to get back to her feet. Brit has Hannah in a front headlock, but Hannah switches her grip from Brit's legs to her waist, and drops her with a crisp Northern Lights Suplex! Hannah circles around to mount in top, and begins dropping sharp elbows to the back of Jade's head. The referee gives a five count, and Hannah ceases her elbow strikes. Kristiansen rears back and comes down with a vicious forearm smash across Brit's face, clinches the underarm, pulls up and back to lock Brit in A crossface cradle! Murray makes the count.]
... Jade kicks out.
[Jade kicks free and the two gets to their knees. Brit sets in a 3-point stance and locks horns with Hannah in a collar and elbow tie up. The two push back against each other to get to their feet. Hannah starts to overpower Britain and pushes her back towards the ropes. Jade however uses that momentum and slams Hannah with a head and arm hip toss to the ground. Jade now has the control with Hannah in a headlock, and begins dropping a flurry of quick strikes to the head. Jade now bridges back with Hannah's head and arm and Murray makes the count.]
... Kristiansen kicks out!
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Both of these women are showcasing their grappling skills. This is definitely going to be an intense fight.
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - Hannah has the strength and size advantage but Jade's quickness is keeping her right in the game!
[Jade stills keeps the head and arm locked in tight, but Hannah is able to get to her side. Jade continues to deliver punches, but Hannah is powering through to work to her feet. Hannah gets to her feet, and quickly changes levels and drives Jade to the canvas with a powerful belly-to-back suplex! Hannah pops up and celebrates as the crowd cheers her on. Hannah picks up Britain by the hair, and hits her with a head butt. Jade stumbles around in a circle, then Hannah goes for a discus lariet, but Jade uses her signature "matrix" evasion and counters with a spinning heel kick. Hannah is dazed from the unsuspecting kick and Brit springboards off the middle rope and goes for a cross body, but Hannah catches her, and slams her down with a jumping power slam that shakes the ring! Hannah goes for the cover.]
... Thr-- Jade kicks out just in time!
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Hannah nearly gets the win with that punishing Daisy Cutter power slam!
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - It's been a pretty close bout, going back and for ther. Neither has taken an advantage but I think Hannah is on her way.
[Hannah looks a bit frustrated with the kickout but it doesn't deter her. She picks Jade up and starts hammering away with combinations of punches and kicks to the head and midsection. Hannah is really gaining traction, and whips Jade into the ropes. On the return, Hannah drops Jade with a spinning spine buster. Jade is now in obvious pain as she clinches her back. Hannah swoops Britain back up and again slings her into the ropes, and on the return hits a back body drop. Hannah beats her chest and let's out a roar which the crowd responds in cheers. Kristiansen heads over to the turnbuckle, and in one motion leaps straight to the top. She gets Jade within her cross-hairs and waits to hit the Head Hunter. Britain struggles to get to her feet, but finally does and see Hannah launching off the top for a missile drop kick. Jade rolls out just in time, and Hannah slams into the mat. Jade runs he ropes and hits a cartwheel elbow drop on Hannah. Jade picks Hannah up but gets countered with a brutal European uppercut by Hannah. Hannah now hooks Jade's arm over her head and looks to go for another Northern Lights Suplex, but Jade is quick to react and lays a hard knee. Jade now runs up the turnbuckle and plants Hannah with a tornado DDT! The crowd erupts in cheers from the momentum shift. Jade sits on the canvas for a while after exhausting all of her energy from that counter, but finally gets to her feet She picks Hannah back up and throws her into the turnbuckle. Suddenly the crowd gets even more riled up, and down the aisle comes a sprinting Saint Saito! Saito slides head first into the ring, runs the ropes and annihilates Jade with the Saito SMASH! Jade whiplashes back, and Saito quickly rolls out of the ring and off into the crowd while Hannah catches Britain in a torture rack, and then drops her with a sit out Piledriver!]
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Saito runs in and destroys Britain Jade with the Saito SMASH, dips out, and Hannah Kristiansen then drops her with the Killshot!
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - Jade is done for, Hannah is hooking the leg!
[DING DING DING]
Mike "Drop" Dempsey - Here is your winner, "The All American Bad Ass" Hannah Kristiansen!
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Dick, you gotta think things with Saito and Jade have officially boiled over.
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - Britain Jade won't take this lying down! Well, I means he is right now, but you know what I'm saying!
Winner: Hannah Kristiansen via pinfall (Killshot)
[Backstage at the American Bank Center, Tweeder is walking backstage with a beer and cigarette in hand. A few people who work at the American Bank Center try to tell him he isn’t allowed to smoke inside the building as it is against the rules and people have been complaining. Tweeder ignores them as ever since the very first Union Battleground PPV, he has had a shitty month in Carnage Wrestling. As He rounds the corner, Savannah Skye runs into him like a Toyota Yaris hitting an FJ Cruiser.]
Savannah Skye: I am so sorry Mr. Tweeder. I didn’t mean to run into you. I am in a hurry as Spike has their representatives here and I need to do a million things.
Tweeder: Nae bother, but catch your breath. Running around like a chicken with it’s head cut off isn’t going to help you.
Savannah Skye: Thank you for being so understanding. I did want to get a few words from you about Spike and Dick Devereaux.
Tweeder: First of all in regards to Spike and their disapproval of things that have been going on, too bloody bad. Those donut munching pencil pushing peanut counting wankers don’t have a clue what we do here. I don’t think any of them have every been involved in any type of sport in their life. They think we should all just act like we are playing chess. Didn’t they realize Union Battleground would be violent?
This all sounds like a wrestling version of the 2002 ice hockey movie, Slap Shots 2.
Savannah Skye: I’m not familiar with Slap Shot.
Tweeder: Well here is the plot summary in a nut shell. The Charlestown Chiefs are still languishing in Pennsylvania. Sean Linden, a former NHL player whose name has been disgraced for betting on games, has replaced Reggie Dunlop as the main protagonist — initially a player-coach, just like Dunlop, Linden also serves as the team's captain. The Chiefs struggle both on and off the ice, and violence remains their hallmark as Sean does not try to control the fighting trio of the Hanson Brothers.
Following another disappointing season, the team is sold to a family entertainment corporation called Better America, run by an executive named Richmond Claremont. The Chiefs are then moved to Nebraska and renamed the "Super Chiefs," and are also given a new female coach. Sean and the rest of the players soon discover that Claremont intends to use the Super Chiefs as a team which loses in scripted games against a Harlem Globetrotters-type team called the Omaha IceBreakers, in an attempt by Claremont to make the game suitable for a family audience.
During their first rehearsal, a fight breaks out between the Super Chiefs and the IceBreakers, which results in the Hanson Brothers getting fired. After the fight, Claremont bribes a financially struggling Sean to change the team's attitude about losing games on purpose, and then he can leave on his own terms. Sean manages to convince everyone into supporting "fake games" for higher pay and better exposure, and he prepares to leave Nebraska after faking a shoulder injury. While at the airport, he watches a panel discussion on TV about how he and Claremont are an embarrassment to the game of hockey. Realizing his love for the game, Sean returns to the team, along with the Hanson Brothers, to play a real game against the IceBreakers as the Chiefs.
Finally back to their old ways, the Chiefs use their physical brutality and beat the IceBreakers on a last-second goal by Sean. A furious Claremont threatens to sue, but he learns the team was sold under his nose to the Hanson Brothers, who recently won the lottery. The movie ends with the Hanson Brothers announcing the team is returning to Charlestown and going back to their roots of playing "old-time hockey."
So basically Spike wants to be Claremont, but they don’t own Union Battleground, Axel Graves does. They only thing they think they control is what goes on the air, but they can’t control the ratings. The audience does that and from the dirt sheets and the internet, everyone likes what we are presenting, but Spike.
Savannah Skye: That is an interesting summary and I’m not too sure Spike will appreciate what you have just said.
Tweeder: F--- them.
Savannah Skye: So what are your thoughts on Dick Devereaux?
Tweeder: Dick Devereaux is a -
[Tweeder drops instantly to his knees and then face first. Behind him stands Dick Devereaux himself, with his signature baseball bat. Dick has a sinister scowl on his face as he states down at Tweeder. Dick looks back up to Savannah.]
Dick Devereaux - Jesus f---ing Christ! No one gives a Shit about some shitty hockey movie! But you know what people do care about, Savannah? People wanna know when Dick was going to strike. I told the world that this is the Year of "The Butcher", and I'm tired of seeing Tweeder strutting around, doing photo shoots and doing interviews, when he should be here defending that belt against someone like me!
He's done nothing for that belt or for this company since he's won the tournament. He just prances around, drinking beer and smoking cigarettes... He hasn't even stepped foot inside a Union Battleground ring since Battle of Los Angeles! So I'm going to make myself clear, I'm taking back what is mine. Tweeder, come Fallout, you will know why they call me "The Butcher of the Battleground".
[Dick looks down at Tweeder in disgust and steps over him as the scene fades back to ringside.]
kreature vs azrael
Mike "Drop" Dempsey - The following contest is scheduled for one fall and it is our main event! Introducing first, standing 6'2" and weighing in at 220 lbs., from Sydney, Australia…"The Enigmatic” Kreature!
♫ MAYDAY! MAYDAY!
THE SHIP IS SLOWLY SINKING
THEY THINK I'M CRAZY, BUT THEY DON'T KNOW THE FEELING ♫
[As “My Demons” by Starset kicks in and overtakes the arena, the lights darken and smoke comes from the entrance along with flashes of yellow, green, red and multicolored lights qs Kreature emerges from the back with fluorescent colors painted on his face and in his usual ring attire. Kreature makes his way into the ring and gets ready for his opponent]
Mike “Drop” Dempsey - And his opponent! From the Los Angeles, California. He weighs in at 250 lbs and stands at 6'5"… Azrael!
♫ I’M AT WAR WITH THE WORLD AND THEY
TRY TO PULL ME INTO THE DARK
I STRUGGLE TO FIND MY FAITH
AS I’M SLIPPIN’ FROM YOUR ARMS ♫
[All the lights in the arena collapse into darkness and the violin rock intro to Skillet’s hit single “Awake and Alive” begin to echo throughout, much to the approval of the resident crowd. A spotlight shines on the entrance stage and Azrael stands in the middle of it, dressed in all black including a black sleeveless hoodie that accentuates his defined arms. He outstretches his arms and looks up into the unknown as the first lyrics of his chosen theme song echo in the arena. Azrael slowly lowers his head and arms before bowing his head in silent prayer and doing the sign of the cross to himself. The self-proclaimed guardian of justice of Union Battleground looks stoically ahead as the chorus signals the beginning of his journey to the ring with the spotlight following above him. When Azrael 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. Azrael then removes his hoodie and paces around waiting for the match to begin.]
“The Doctor” Dante Reed – We are about to witness the debut of two very promising stars here in Union Battleground in our main event!
“Diamond” Dick Thrasher – Could Axel have picked two odder guys to sign!?!
[Joe Murray calls for the bell]
[Kreature and Azrael waste no time by both rushing each other and meeting at the middle of the ring where Kreature ducks a clothesline, waits for Azarel to turn around and then runs at Azrael and flattens him with a shoulder thrust but Azrael jumps back to his feet and charges back at Kreature relentlessly but Kreature is waiting and hits Azrael with a quick drop toe hold sending Azrael back down to the mat and slapping it in frustration]
“The Doctor” Dante Reed – Kreature already getting under Azrael’s skin here!
“Diamond” Dick Thrasher – Like so many of the guys here in Union Battleground; not an individual I would want on my bad side Dante! Just like our former co-worker Drew Stevenson is going to learn against that demon of a man Nemesis!
[Azrael gets back to his feet and instead of rushing into things, flips his hair back and begins circling the ring, drawing Kreature into a tie up which Azrael easily uses his weight and height advantage by bringing Kreature down to his knees, then follows up with a kick to Kreature’s gut causing him to keel forward. Azrael grabs Kreature by his hair and drives his knee directly into Kreature’s face, which results in Kreature being sent backwards to the mat clutching his face. Azrael tries to show off a bit of his aerial side by turning around, flipping over and hitting a standing moonsault on Kreature whose already reeling from the knee to the face. Now, in position, Azrael makes a quick cover]
[Kickout by Kreature]
“The Doctor” Dante Reed – Quick cover by Azrael there but to no avail!
[Azrael brings Kreature up and gives him a couple of rights and then irish whips him into the corner. Azrael runs at Kreature, who rolls overtop of Azrael and then hits a front dropkick that sends Azrael crashing into the corner. Kreature backs up, runs and attempts a running hip charge but Azrael catches him, uses his pure strength lifting Kreature, while getting up to his feet and drops Kreature with a huge belly-to-back side slam]
“The Doctor” Dante Reed – Great counter there by Azrael when it seemed Kreature was gaining momentum!
“Diamond” Dick Thrasher – Seems Kreature just can’t keep it up! The momentum, I mean…I think we all hope…
[Azrael goes to grab Kreature to bring him up to his feet but is met with a quick, overhead kick that sends Azrael stumbling backwards. Kreature follows up with a quick running leg sweep that sends Azrael down. Noticing Azrel getting back to his feet again, Kreature charges quickly and hits Azrael with another front dropkick, except this time directly to the head of a kneeling Azrael]
“The Doctor” Dante Reed – Kreature’s quickness is paying off!
“Diamond” Dick Thrasher – May pay off in the ring Dante, but isn’t exactly a ‘selling point’ when it comes to the ladies!
“The Doctor” Dante Reed – I think Kreature’s more worried about getting the ‘W’ here then the ladies right now Dick…
“Diamond” Dick Thrasher – That’s the difference between a winner and a loser Dante and if you think that makes him a winner, then you my friend are the biggest loser of them all!
[Kreature begins hitting Azrael with a furry of quick stomps while moving up and down his abdomen area with each stomp, then stops, looks around and tries to top Azrael’s standing moonsault earlier by nailing Azrael with a thunderous standing 450 splash and follows up with a pin after coming off of Azrael’s body due to the force of the splash]
[Kickout by Azrael as Kreature slumps over and both men lie on the mat]
“The Doctor” Dante Reed – What a standing 450 splash! My lord!
“Diamond” Dick Thrasher – Can’t lie Dante, that was impressive and I thought he may have had him there!
[Kreature and Azrael both slowly get to their feet and begin throwing rights and fists back and forth which Azrael’s strength eventually gives him the upper hand in. Azrael sends Kreature into the ropes who bounces off and goes for a spinning DDT but is tossed off, stomach first onto the mat mid motion by Azrael]
“The Doctor” Dante Reed – Azrael using pure strength there!
[Azrael runs at a bent over Kreature and hits him with a running knee to the side of the head as he falls back to the mat in pain. Azrael goes from behind and locks in a devastating Koji clutch and rolls Kreature over so he’s now on top of Azrael, facing the top of the arena’s ceiling]
“The Doctor” Dante Reed – Koji clutch locked in here! This could be it!
“Diamond” Dick Thrasher – No way he’s getting out of this Dante! No way!
[Joe Murray begins checking in on Kreature as to whether he wants to give up or not but is waved off. Kreature uses his momentum to swing forward in a sitting position but Azrael keeps it locked it. Kreature wraps his arms around the top of Azrael’s head, jumps up and comes down opening his legs and driving Azrael with a stunner variation that causes him to release the Koji clutch]
“The Doctor” Dante Reed – What an innovative escape by Kreature!
[Kreature gets back to his feet and runs at Azrael who dodges a calf kick. Kreature gets back up and ducks an Azrael clothesline, who then turns around and gets nailed with an absolutely huge roundhouse kick that causes Azrael’s head to smack off of the mat with a sick thud. Kreature then rolls out of the ring, grabs a chair from under it, slides back into the ring and stands over Azrael with the chair as the crowd roars with anticipation]
“Diamond” Dick Thrasher – What is this guy thinking Dante?!?
[Instead of hitting Azrael with the chair, Kreature lays it on Azrael’s stomach and runs quickly over to the tunbuckle, in one motion hopping directly to the top. Without hesitation after getting to the top, Kreature soars through the air with camera flashes going off in the crowd and lands a ridiculous swanton bomb onto the chair laying right onto Azrael’s abdomen as the crowd goes nuts]
“The Doctor” Dante Reed – Kreature lands an ‘Aerial Demise’ on a chair!
“Diamond” Dick Thrasher – Another lunatic here in Union Battleground Dante! Where does Axel find these guys?
[Kreature crawls back over to make the cover as Joe Murray makes the count]
[Azrael uses his last ounce of strength to muscle out]
“The Doctor” Dante Reed – Azrael barely kicks out!
[Kreature is able to make it to his feet slowly but surely as Azrael is still trying to get his bearings. Kreature makes his way over to Azrael and while bringing him to his feet makes a throat slashing motion to the crowd signaling ‘the end’. Kreature gets Azrael in position for the Midnight Misery but somehow, someway, out of nowhere Azrael counters into a Gory Neckbreaker]
“The Doctor” Dante Reed – Fall From Grace by Azrael!
“Diamond” Dick Thrasher – This is it Dante!
[Azrael makes the cover]
[DING DING DING!]
Mike “Drop” Dempsey – Here is your winner…Azrael!
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - What an epic maych to cap off the night, Dick! It was a shame someone had to lose, but in the end, Azrael comes out the victor in the Battleground's first main event debut match.
"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - They sure didn't disappoint! But what a night, we've gotten a little more clarity for the upcoming PPV.
"The Doctor" Dante Reed - We saw Crowbar issue the challenge out to Malcolm Dred-King, Anton Chase and Trixie will battle it out one final time, and Dick Devereaux laid down the challenge to Union Battleground Champion Tweeder! Be sure to catch us at L!GHTS OUT #8 at the Lakefront Arena in New Orleans folks. Good night!
Winner: Azrael via pinfall (Fall From Grace)