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L!GHTS OUT #8

Lakefront Arena

New Orleans, Louisiana

10, 000

getting the axe

MONDAY APRIL 10 | 4:08 AM | NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA

 

[Rather than the usual opening scene of the desert area with the long, winding road, we instead open up early Monday morning on the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport runway. Flashing warning beacons intermittently light up the night sky and the booming sounds of planes taking flight resonates through the atmosphere. Off in the distance on the apron, we see a private jet with a small group of people loading luggage off of a buggy. Within that group, our very own Owner and Promoter Axel Graves is in the mix carrying a gym bag and a couple of suits on hangers into the jet. As the final bags are loaded, Graves steps back out to meet with the others.]

 

Axel Graves - Alright, boys. I'm heading out. Y'all want me to bring ya back a hot dog, a t-shirt, or whatever the fuck they're famous for?

 

[They all chuckle, and one's speaks up from the laughter.]

 

"Where ya goin' anyway, boss?"

 

Axel Graves - The Big Apple, man; meet up with the big wigs at Spike. I'm assuming it's related to all of these fines they been handing out to us. You'd think these guys were NFL officials and I was Vontaze Burfict or something. Hopefully we get this all settled out. I'll keep you all updated as things progress. But before I go, lemme get a pic with you all so I got something to tweet out on my fly out there.

 

[Axel and the boy's gather around together and get one of the crew members to snap a pic of the bunch. Axel thanks the employee and checks out the picture before walking on the jet laughing. Axel climbs in and the rest of the group disperse back inside the airport.]

MONDAY APRIL 10 | 8:45 AM | NEW YORK, NEW YORK

 

[Axel's plane has landed about a half hour ago at JFK Airport, and he's already dressed to impress for his meeting. He steps off the private jet and directly into a limousine waiting for him off the Tarmac.]

 

[Next stop, Spike Headquarters.]

 

MONDAY APRIL 10 | 9:12 AM | NEW YORK, NEW YORK

 

[Axel arrives in front of Spike Headquarters on Hudson Street. The massive skyscrapers towering above truly give off that "concrete jungle" vibe. Axel steps out of the limo, straightens his cloths, and makes his way to the entrance. As he's walking up the steps to the main doorway, he begins to ponder what this meeting is really all about. Some feelings of concerns, some intrigue, but mostly that strange empty feeling of the unknown. Graves checks in at the front desk, and the receptionist directs him where to go. Axel keeps to himself as he makes his way down hallways and up the elevators, giving a respectful nod from those he passes by. Finally he makes his way to the conference room with the head executives. Axel takes a deep breath, and opens the door.

 

The room of about ten individuals froze for a moment at the sight of Axel. One man, Senior Vice President David Schwarz, at the end of the table slides his chair back and stands up.]

 

David Schwarz- Welcome, Axel. Have a seat and we'll get started.

 

[Axel didn't realize that there would be the entire top branch in this meeting. He walks in, a bit defensive now, and takes a seat as the door closes on the camera view.]

 

MONDAY APRIL 10 | 1:46 PM | NEW YORK, NEW YORK

 

[After about a four hour meeting behind closed doors, those said doors are kicked open and Axel walks out, obviously upset. The same man who sat at the end of the table tries following behind him, spouting an assortment of excuses.]

 

Axel Graves - I can't believe this shit, David! This network is built on a male demographic with MMA coverage, Cops, and constant "Fast and the Furious" marathons. What's the fucking difference with Union Battleground, other than having the highest ratings this place has seen in years?!

 

David Schwarz - Look, Axel. I'm sorry, but with the excessive real violence, the cursing, and the all-round nature of the show, the FCC had been on our ass constantly. So, before this thing grew any bigger than it already has, we had no choice but to cancel it.

 

Axel Graves - This is fucked up. Without a TV deal, this business doesn't thrive at the same level.

 

David Schwarz - Axe--

 

Axel Graves - Fuck off!

 

[Axel Graves walks off in a fit of rage as the Spike executive watches with a look of regret. Graves makes his way to a waiting area, where he sits down and packs a chew to calm his nerves. He sits there wondering what is in store for Union Battleground now that they are looking at their last show in a matter of days, right before their second PPV event. He strikes an idea and pulls out his phone. He scrolls through his contacts, then presses the phone up to his ear.]

 

Axel Graves - Hey, Josh, what's goin' on bud? It's the Ax-man... Listen, I'm gonna need to cash in that favor from way back...

 

[Fade to Black]

 

[We fade back in to the live crowd of 10,000+ at the Lakefront Arena in New Orleans, Louisiana. The house band The Scumbag Society is shredding away with one of their hits off of their "Welcome to the Scumbag Society" album and the crowd is going wild. The camera pans all throughout the arena to catch some of the action.]

[As Luke Knux strikes the final chord to end the song, the camera pans over to the broadcast booth.]

 

"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Ladies and Gentlemen welcome to the eighth edition of Union Battleground's L!GHTS OUT! As I'm sure you're all aware at this point, this will be our final broadcast on Spike as earlier this week Axel Graves met with Network executives and they made the decision to terminate their partnership with Union Battleground.

 

"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - Dante, I feel like tonight is going to get wild. I mean it's our last televised show, so I think Axel is letting the leash off.

 

"The Doctor" Dante Reed - We've also been told that Axel has been is nonstop meetings with numerous other sources to strike a new TV deal. But as of tonight, we have no word.

 

"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - Well we still own the night, and we are less than two weeks away from Fallout. So anything can happen between now and April 23rd.

 

"The Doctor" Dante Reed - That's true, Dick. Gotta stay positive. But let's focus on tonight. Our main event headline is a match between "The All American Bad Ass" Hannah Kristiansen against "The New Ace of Pro Wrestling" Saint Saito to determine the number one contender for the Trench War Championship. And to add a little spice to the mix, our very own Trench War Champion Emery Layton will serve as Special Guest Referee!

 

"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - We've got all that and more, so Mike take it away!

damon xalvador vs tornado desencadenado

Mike "Drop" Dempsey - The following contest is scheduled for one fall. Making his way to the ring at this time, he stands at 6'2" and weighing in at 235 lbs... From Metairie, Louisiana representing the AWE, "The Fundamental Elemental" 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 - Desencadenado is coming off an impressive debut win over Chris Andrew, and he's a bit of a hometown hero here in NOLA.

 

"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - Well it's a shame because he'll likely lose in front of his friends and family. Tornado got lucky beating that twerp Chris Andrew, but his opponent tonight is a madman and he's pissed off!

 

"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Well I think Tornado has a lot to gain here tonight. You can see he's wearing a red and black AWE shirt to pay homage to his home turf that just recently closed down. He was starting to gain some ground there, wining his final bout there.

 

"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - If Tornado couldn't save the AWE, what makes you think he's got a chance here tonight?

 

Mike "Drop" Dempsey - And his opponent, weighing in at 229 lbs and stands 6'1"... From Aberdeen, Scotland, representing the WWH, 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 walks over to the entrance ramp as he stops and looks at the crowd with a smirk on his face. He taunts the crowd, which causes a mixed reaction. He waves them off as he walks down the ramp. He walks up the steel stairs and climbs through the second rope. He walks over to the second turnbuckle, he stops and leans on it looking disinterested as his music slowly fades]

 

"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Dick I gotta say I'm amazed that Damond Xalvador is out here tonight. He went through a hellacious triple threat match just days ago at WWH's WrestleMania in a Spiderweb Scaffold Match, where he eventually lost his WWH HellsGate Extreme Championship.

 

"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - Look at him, he looks like a mummy with all those bandages! But he's a sick and twisted individual, one which I don't think feels pain! Or maybe that's his fetish or something....

 

"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Um, okay. Anyway, the two are squared away in their corners and he referee calls for the bell. This match is set to begin!

 

[DING!]

 

[The bell sounds and the two fighters circle the ring and tie up with a collar and elbow lock. Damon wrenches Tornado's arm around his back and begins hammering down elbows on Tornado's shoulder. Tornado somersaults over then puts Damon in an arm wrench. Damon ducks under to counter the hold but Tornado quickly changes levels and hits a double leg takedown. Damon rolls to his stomach to avoid a pin attempt, but Tornado keeps tight on him with a waist lock. Desencadenado circles around and locks in a front chin lock. Tornado applies pressure then hits a gator roll! Damon is quick to roll off his back, but Tornado hits another one! Damon again rolls off his back, and for a third time Tornado hits a gator roll, this time sticking Xalvador on his back!]

 

... One!

 

... Two!

 

... Damon kicks out!

 

"The Doctor" Dante Reed - The technical skills of Tornado Desencadenado are shown early in the match up. His ground game is phenomenal as much as his aerial spin attacks!

 

[Damon springs to his feet and quickly hits Tornado with a boot to the midsection. Damon sprigs off the ropes and drops Tornado with a running bulldog. Tornado is slow to get to a seated position, and this allows Damon to spring off the ropes again and deliver a thundering kick to the back of the head. Damon drops and mounts Tornado and begins to rain down heavy lefts and rights continuously. After a vicious combo, Damon jumps up and taunts the crowd, with a mixed reaction of heavy boos and cheers. Damon picks Tornado up by the hair and whips him into the ropes, and lays him out with a big boot to the face. Damon drops down and makes a cover.]

 

... One!

 

... Two!

 

... Tornado kicks out!

 

[Damon quickly applies a rear choke onto the seated Desencadenado. Xalvador gets to his feet and lifts Tornado up by the neck and again delivers a bulldog! Damon rolls out of the ring and yells to the crowd "It's time to play!" Damon lifts the ring apron and pulls out a table. The former Extreme Chanpion sets the table up but goes back under the ring and pulls out a chair. Damon slides into the ring with the chair and starts cracking Tornado with it over the back repeatedly!]

 

"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Damon is clearly not 100% tonight but he's putting up a good fight!

 

"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - And now he's in his element with his toys out to play!

 

[Damon unfolds the chair and sits it down and goes back to Tornado. Damon lifts him up and in one swift motion picks him up over his head in a military press, then drops him face first into the chair! Damon hooks the leg for a cover.]

 

... One!

 

... Two!

 

... Thr-- Tornado kicks out!

 

"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Tornado is a man that doesn't use weapons so at this stage he's in a clear disadvantage!

 

"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - Dante, this is Union Battleground! If he doesn't want to use chairs, tables, or anything else for that matter that's fine. But don't expect your opposition not to use them, because not only are they legal, they're encouraged!

 

[Damon argues with the ref, yelling that he's counting too slow. He gently pushes off the ref and goes back to the chair. Damon folds it up and goes back to Tornado. However, Tornado has risen to his feet and springs off the ropes to hit a devastating running corkscrew forearm smash on the chair that ricochets and drills Damon square between the eyes! Damon falls through the ropes and rolls up on to the table set out from earlier. Tornado looks through the crowd and shrugs his shoulders as he climbs up to the top turnbuckle! The crowd erupts into cheers!]

 

THIS IS AWESOME! -- USE THE TABLE!

THIS IS AWESOME! -- USE THE TABLE!

THIS IS AWESOME! -- USE THE TABLE!

 

"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Cyclone Smash! "The Spin Doctor" annihilates Damon Xalvador!

 

"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - Wait a minute... I thought Tornado didn't use foreign objects?

 

"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Technically he didn't. Damon's plan just backfired on him!

 

[Tornado climbs to the very top turnbuckle and points up while doing a spinning motion to get the crowd even louder. Tornado points to his bandana that has the AWE logo adorned on it, then jumped and comes crashing down with an inverted 450 splash through the table! The crowd goes crazy!]

 

HOLY SHIT! HOLY SHIT! HOLY SHIT! HOLY SHIT!

 

[Both men lie motionless with broken pieces of table scattered all around them. Tornado finally makes it to his feet and picks Damon up with him and rolls him into the ring. Desencadenado army crawls his way into the ring and Hunter's over Xalvador and the ref makes the count!]

 

... One!

 

... Two!

 

... Three!

 

[DING DING DING!]

 

Mike "Drop" Dempsey - Here is your winner, Tornado Desencadenado!

 

"The Doctor" Dante Reed - What an impressive victory for the young upstart Tornado Desencadenado!

 

"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - I'm still not going to try to learn his full name! So what, "two and zero", big deal!

 

Winner: Tornado Desencadenado via pinfall (Inverted 450 Splash)

seek & destroy

[We see Axel Graves sitting in his office, looking over some papers as suddenly, the lights flicker in and out, staying at a dimmed state as smoke begins to fill the room causing Axel to look around in confusion.]

 

Axel Graves: Wh—What the hell?

 

[Suddenly, Nemesis appears from the shadows behind Axel, directly over his left shoulder]

 

Nemesis: Graves, I seek to destroy that old relic you all hold in such high regard at Fallout, Drew Stevenson.

 

Axel Graves: You know, you could have just walked through the door…but either way, that makes for quite the match up for Fallout…consider it done!

 

[Nemesis grins and then places his hand on Axel’s shoulder.]

 

Nemesis: I suggest you and the rest of Union Battleground provide your undivided attention to this match up…Stevenson is the beginning of the end…

 

[Axel stands up not taking to lightly to the fact one of his talent has his hands on him, but as he stands up and turns around the lights come back on, the fog disappears and Nemesis is now nowhere to be seen.]

 

Axel Graves: That... Is one creepy bastard!

 

[We cut back to Dante Reed and Dick Thrasher as the announce table]

 

“The Doctor” Dante Reed: What an odd and intimidating character this nemesis really is Dick..

 

“Diamond” Dick Thrasher: Maybe Drew should rethink the situation and return to the comfort of the broadcasting chair…and I sure as hell never thought I’d say that Dante!

the darkness is beautiful

[We open up to the darkness. The cool blackness of the dark has enveloped the whole screen, But a slimmer of light shines in as Savannah Skye comes into the locker room of Kira Izumi. This is the place he had told her to meet him and she had complied with his request. After a quick cut edit we see them in two chairs adjacent from each other . Their is one other chair with Kira's Wife and manager, Kirito Izumi sitting beside Kira. The only light is a single light bulb swaying back and forth.]

 

Savannah Skye - Thank you for agreeing to this interview Mr.Izumi.

 

Kira Izumi - I'm sure the pleasure is yours now get on to the questions already. I have some preparations for another show.

 

Savannah Skye - Alright, first I want to get your words on Izumi Sato. It seems you have a troubled history with the UB upstart?

 

Kira Izumi - Ah, Yes Sato-Chan and I have a history. We were having fun before our previous employers had went on hiatus.

 

Savannah Skye - Fun? I don't think simple 'fun' would make someone charge after you from just the sight of your being.

 

Kira Izumi - Well it was fun for me more than her I suppose. I did get to hit a "Welcome to Aokigahara" on her with a light tube duct taped to my leg!

 

Savannah Skye - That sounds like it hurt. How could that possibly be any fun for anyone?

 

Kira Izumi - I got to use a f---ing light tube and shining wizard it across someones face! What part of that do you not understand?

 

Savannah Skye - Never mind... Now she mumbled something about her parents or something last week in her attack on you. What exactly did you do to them?

 

Kira Izumi - Well I didn't touch that old hag she calls her mother. I don't hit ladies who have given birth you see. Her father on the other hand... I just made him an example you see? I brought him to my fun place. It's really fun and has lots of cool gadgets and toys to use. I simply beat him and beat him. I punched him so many times but you don't understand! You just don't understand! He looks like that bastard! That f---er's came back to haunt me! He's laughing at me because I couldn't save her! SO! S-s-s-SO I had to... I-I had to beat him. I wanted to kill him... I really did but the piece of shit didn't deserve the cowards way out. No, no he didn't deserve that. He needed to suffer. He needed to feel the pain and suffering he made me feel so many years ago. He... H-He took her away from me! He took Okasan! and I just had to you know? I had to make him suffer and I did! I ripped his finger nails out one by one, I broke a few of his bones! But justice is not yet served.

 

[He screams in an insane and distraught voice.]

 

"not yet served..." [He whispers]

 

Kira Izumi - So! I had Kirito here beat the other. She beat her with the Bokkan so bad but it looked so damn good.

 

Savannah Skye - Ok... More on that another time but right now why are you doing this? Why are you making Izumi Sato's life a living hell?

 

Kira Izumi - She told me to. [he whispers]

 

Savannah Skye - Who Kira?

 

Kira Izumi - The darkness! She is beautiful. She is all around us!

 

Savannah Skye - But Why?Why listen to this 'darkness' thing?

 

Kira Izumi - She is not a thing, But a being. An existence. She is so beautiful just like Kasan. So beautiful and so knowledgeable.

 

Savannah Skye - Ok... I think we have our answers but are left with more questions. Join me again next time in the Battleground!

izumi sato vs mandi morrison

Mike "Drop" Dempsey - The following contest is scheduled for one fall. Making her Union Battleground debut tonight, from Kyoto, Japan, standing 5'2" and representing Neon Generation Independent Wrestling, "The Pure Heart Warrior" Izumi Sato!

 

♫ "FLYING LIGHT" BY YASUHARU TAKANASHI BEGINS TO PLAY ♫

 

[A dragon roars, leading straight into "Flying Light" by Yasuharu Takanashi as white and hot pink lights flash to the beat of the tune.  The curtains then part, as the "Pure Heart Warrior" Izumi "Dragon" Sato steps out, donning a short-sleeved white "Dragon Sato" t-shirt over her usual ring gear.  There she steps to the right side of the aisle way down, launching her left arm up and out while slapping a hand to her heart twice in rapid succession.  Then she turns and walks to the crowd on the left side of the aisle, forming a heart with her fingers, a huge smile on her lips before she marches down the aisle, slapping as many hands as she can before arriving at ringside.  There she ascends the ring steps and slips through the ropes, immediately going to her corner for final preparations before pulling her t-shirt off revealing her outfit of choice for the night

 

Mike "Drop" Dempsey - And her opponent, standing 5'7", from Chicago, Illinois, Mandi Morrison!

 

♫ AM I BRAVE ENOUGH?

AM I STRONG ENOUGH?

TO FOLLOW THE DESIRE

THAT BURNS FROM WITHIN ♫

 

["I am the Fire" by Halestorm hits the PA system, as Mandi walks out. She looks out to the crowd, and she starts walking down to the ring. She walks up the steps, before getting into the ring between bottom and middle ropes. She heads to her corner as waits for match to start.]

 

[DING!]

 

[Izumi and Mandi square off in the center of the ring. Izumi signals for a test of strength, and Mandi goes to grab her hand, but at the last second drills a boot to Sato's gut. Mandi whips Izumi into the ropes, and on the return levels her with a cross body. Sato bench presses Mandi up off of her and gets back to her feet. Izumi comes in for a tie up, but Mandi takes her down with an arm drag. Sato springs back up, but Mandi takes her back down with another arm drag. Izumi back on her feet and now springs off the ropes. She goes for a lariet but Mandi ducks it, Sato on the return catches Mandi napping and delivers a swift bulldog neckbreaker! Sato makes a cover.]

 

... One!

 

... Two!

 

... Mandi kicks out.

 

"The Doctor" Dante Reed - It looks like Mandi caught Izumi off guard in the beginning but now Izumi seems to be getting back on track here.

 

[Izumi picks Mandi up by the hair and whips her into the ropes. Mandi returns back in the offensive with a Lou Thesz Press! She keeps mounted on Izumi and raining down punches in bunches! Sato finally bridges off her back to her stomach, but Mandi isn't letting up on her. Sato seems dazed and confused, and while leaving herself exposed, Mandi locks in a rear naked choke!]

 

"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - Mandi is on fire and might just end it here! She got that locked in tight!

 

[Izumi plummets down to her chest giving in from Mandi's weight isolated on her neck. The referee checks to see if Sato taps, but Izumi doesn't give up. Instead she finally managed to get back to all fours, and bear crawls her way to the ropes in order to break the hold.]

 

"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Izumi fights were way to break the hold, but DDT, something's off with her, don't you think?

 

"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - You're right, Dante. She seems distracted, like her head's not in the match.

 

[Mandi is hesitant to break the hold, but eventually does after the ref gives her a warning. Mandi gets to her feet while Izumi continues to lie on the mat. Morrison begins stomping at the knees of Sato, then drags her to the middle of the ring. Mandi springboards off of the middle ropes and comes crashing down with a flawless moonsault. Mandi picks Izumi up by the hair and locks in what looks to be an inverted DDT. Mandi wraps her leg over and drives down with a leg drop bulldog, followed by a split legged pin attempt!]

 

"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Down in Flames!! Mandi makes the cover!

 

... One!

 

... Two!

 

... Three!

 

[DING DING DING!]

 

Mike "Drop" Dempsey - Here is your winner, Mandi Morrison!

 

"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Wow, I can't believe it! Mandi takes home a pretty resounding win against the debuting Izumi Sato.

 

"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - Yeah, take nothing against Mandi, but I don't know, Dante. Something doesn't seem right. Izumi looked obviously out of sorts.

 

"The Doctor" Dante Reed - She definitely looked out of focus throughout most of the match. But folks, we need to go to commercial break, but don't go anywhere, there's still a lot more action ahead!

Winner: Mandi Morrison via pinfall (Down in Flames)

commercial

they had nothing to do with this

[We return from commercial break to find Savannah Sky standing with Union Battleground newcomer Izumi Sato. Savannah holds a UB microphone to her lips, preparing to get things started.]

 

Savannah Sky: Thanks for taking the time to do this interview with me, Izumi.

 

[Though visibly downtrodden, Izumi forces a small smile regardless.]

 

Izumi Sato: Anytime, Savannah. The fans need to know what really happened anyway, not some twisted version of it.

 

Savannah Sky: So we all saw you attack Kira Izumi on our last broadcast, and you said some very interesting things, but how did all of this begin?

 

[Izumi nods, wiping a few strands of jet-black hair from her face.]

 

Izumi Sato: Out of nowhere he starts attacking me. I don't know, maybe it's the fact that my first name is his last; but he said this [finger quotes] "darkness" told him to do it.

 

[Izumi looks away for a moment, shaking her head slightly as if drawing from memory before returning her gaze to Savannah.]

 

Izumi Sato: He gave me a choice. Join willingly and be spared, or resist and be sacrificed. I chose the latter route.

 

Savannah Sky: Do you believe in this... "darkness?"

 

[Izumi shrugs her shoulders.]

 

Izumi Sato: I know it sounds crazy, but when you come from a country that is rich in demonology, anything is possible.

 

Savannah Sky: So you resisted.

 

[Izumi lets out a long, loud sigh.]

 

Izumi Sato: Hai. He may be insane, or he may be telling the truth; but either way I'm spiritually opposed to unnatural things. So I had to fight it, no matter the risks - be it to myself or even those I love.

 

[Savannah poses her next two words more as a matter-of-factly statement than a question.]

 

Savannah Sky: Your parents.

 

[Nodding again, Izumi lowers her head as tears well up in her eyes. Her next word is uttered softly, as if almost too painful to admit.]

 

Izumi Sato: Hai.

 

[She wipes away her tears, chokes back a sniffle, and looks up at Savannah.]

 

Izumi Sato: Every show I was getting beaten down and bloodied, losing matches. He even cost me a title match, but I still wouldn't relent. So he went after hahaoya and chichioya.

 

Savannah: I understand your father had a stroke because of Kira.

 

[Izumi's voice cracks and she starts to sob.]

 

Izumi Sato: Hai.

 

Savannah Sky: And that's what you were referring to when you jumped Kira backstage.

 

[Izumi nods her head, wiping the tears from her eyes as she takes on a more aggressive tone.]

 

Izumi Sato: Yes. It was their first time in the States, and they'd come to visit with me. Kira took advantage of that, and put both of them in the hospital in very bad shape. Now father can't fly back to Japan because of the stroke, and mother insists on staying with him. They had nothing to do with this.

 

[Izumi breaks down again, tears streaming down her cheeks now.]

 

Izumi Sato: They were innocent!

 

[Realizing that she's probably not going to get much more out of Izumi in her current state, Savannah decides to wrap things up.]

 

Savannah Sky: Well thank you for sitting down with us today. I think this should shed a lot of light on the situation.

 

[Izumi nods again as we cut away.]

nigel crane vs jason bourne

Mike "Drop" Dempsey - The following contest is scheduled for one fall and it is a "Pick Your Poison" match. Coming to the ring at this time, standing six feet one inch tall and weighing in at 246 lbs, from Leeds, UK, he is Nigel Crane!

 

♫ YOU ARE NO GOD TO ME

YOU ARE NOTHING TO ME

THIS IS THE RECKONING ♫

 

[The music queues and Nigel Crane steps onto the entrance ramp. Not far behind him is Anton Chase, holding the Trixie Championship Belt. Crans stares at the crowd, scowling angrily as he stomps his way to the ring. He uses the middle rope to hoist himself onto the ring apron before stepping between the ropes. He takes the corner and stares menacingly forward.]

 

Mike "Drop" Dempsey - And his opponent, standing at six feet two inches tall, weighing in tonight at 246 lbs, 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 Egypt Central hits the pa system and the lights starting flicker in a fast motion and out comes Jason Bourne with Trixie accompanying him. 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 - Both fighters are now in the ring with Chase and Trixie at ringside for this "Pick Your Poison" match.

 

[Ding]

 

[The bell sounds as the two men circle the ring. Jason Bourne begins to advance towards Crane as the two brawls raise their hands. Bourne swings left, right, then left again but each and every punch he throws misses. Crane using his quickness to avoid each jab, he takes his time and looks for an opening, after a wild haymaker from Bourne, delivering a huge uppercut, driving it straight under the chin. Sending the Jason to the ground. Crane runs and bounces off of the ropes, as his opponent sits up, right into a solid knee. Crane spins on a dime and mounts the California native. Left after left, right after right, bombs dropping on the face of Jason Bourne. Using pure strength and desperation Bourne throws Crane off him, sending him crashing through the ropes and to the outside. Jason Bourne rises to a knee, shaking the cobwebs out of his head.]

 

"The Doctor" Dante Reed – Nigel Crane came out firing on all cylinders

 

"Diamond" Dick Thrasher – I am curious what Bourne can do after taking the ass kicking early.

 

"The Doctor" Dante Reed – It’s hard to really tell. Crane looks as if he not only wants to win this match but wants to straight up hurt Jason Bourne.

 

[Bourne rises to his feet and climbs out of the ring and onto the floor, but as kicks his first leg through the ropes, Nigel Crane grabs ahold of it and pulls it downward. Jason Bourne land s awkwardly on the floor as he lets out a huge scream of pain, clutching at his knee. Crane grabs Bourne by his long hair and pulls him to his feet, dragging him over by the steel steps. Nigel delivers a huge right hand to his gut, pushing him away from him, only to pull Bourne back in and delivering a huge SCOOP SLAM! HIS LEGS LANDING RIGHT ON THE EDGE OF THE STEEL STEPS!]

 

"The Doctor" Dante Reed – Something is seriously wrong. Bourne’s knee is turning blue, and seems to be swelling.

 

[Nigel Crane seems to be enjoying himself a sadistic smile coming over his face. He grabs Bourne and slides him onto the apron, dragging him along it to the turnbuckle. He pulls his legs so that they are on either side. He grabs Jason’s bad leg, pulling it away from the post and then slamming it knee first into the TURNBUCKLE! THEN AGAIN! AND AGAIN! Each time he does his legs seems to wrap farther and farther around the post. Crane looks up at his victim who seems to be in so much agony, tears have begun to fall from his face. He grabs the good leg bending it around the post and on top of the other knees joint…FIGURE FOUR! CRANE HAS LOCKED IN THE FIGURE FOUR AROUND THE STEEL POST!]

 

"The Doctor" Dante Reed – OH MY GOD! SOMEONE GET HIM OFF OF HIM!

 

"Diamond" Dick Thrasher – That sound is just sickening, hearing a man scream in that kind of pain.

 

"The Doctor" Dante Reed – Crane is defiant. He just won’t let go of that hold!

 

[Crane finally let’s go. Sliding into the ring, and as he goes to continue the onslaught, but the referee stand in his way. The referee calls for a trainer on the outside to check on Bourne, who has grown silent.]

 

"The Doctor" Dante Reed – Trainers are finally able to check on this young man, but I have the feeling all of the damage is already done.

 

"Diamond" Dick Thrasher – This may be the end of this young man’s career. That knee is black and blue, and the size of a watermelon, I can only guess that he at least tore a few ligaments.

 

[The referee leans in and listens to the trainer’s decision before passing it on to the ring announcer.]

 

[Ding ding ding]

 

Mike "Drop" Dempsey – Due to Jason Bourne being unable to continue, your winner by referee stoppage…NIGEL CRANE!

 

[Nigel Crane's music hits as the referee raises his hand in victory. Anton Chase slides in and raises Crane's other arm with a grin from ear to ear. Anton looks over to Jason Bourne where Trixie is standing there next to him worried about the protégé. Chase signals for the music to stop and begins to speak.]

 

Anton Chase - So here we are Trixie where it all started inside the ring. However, I still have your Trixie title in my possession. Trixie, I'm here in the Battleground for real gold and not something like your Trixie championship. So here is what I am offering you, a chance to get this pathetic title back. I want to be challenging for the Union Battleground Championship, and to do that I gotta climb the ladder. So for our match at Fallout, how about we hang this thing high up in the air and have ourselves a ladder match? I mean, unless you're afraid of heights? If not Trixie I'll happily keep this belt as a paperweight. What do you think Trixie how bad do you want your title back?

Trixie: Anton. Anton, Anton, Anton. You think I'm afraid of heights? MMMmm-yea...No!

Trixie doesn't look to the fans, eyes fixed on Anton.

Trixie: You took my title in Redemption, you've held it hostage fully here in Union Battleground and I'm totally putting my foot down. On every damn step of that ladder until I, ME, I climb up and reclaim the Trixie Championship and kick your thieving bum off and hear you crash to the bottom. That's my title and I want it back, have your stupid ladder match stipulation.


[She then scowls towards him with a venomous tone in her voice.]

Trixie - When I get it back, by the way, you'll never touch it again. MARK. MY. WORDS.

Winner: Nigel Crane via Referee Stoppage

where dreams become nightmares

[Mustang Nismo by Brian Tyler feat. Slash hits as jeers and hate fill the arena. Red lights pulse with the drum beat as a white spotlight focuses on Crowbar, smiling ear to ear and just soaking in the pure hate from the fans being thrown his way. He looks around before starting a wander down to the ring. He walks around and snatches the ring announcers mic, proceeding to walk up the stairs and through the ropes, still grinning and somewhat laughing….the music fades down.]

 

Crowbar: Well, well well well. Thank you la-

 

[The crowd boos louder]

 

Crowbar: Ah shut up you pains in my ass.

 

[Once again, loud boos]

 

Crowbar: Hey….look now, I’m just here to address one thing and one thing only… Now, I don’t normally saunter down to the ring, grab a mic and talk, it’s not my style, plus you all piss me off, though I just had to revel in the fact of..

 

[Crowbar leans back against a corner, mimicking making himself comfortable]

 

Crowbar: Well, let’s put it this way. MDK assaulted me, used a Crowbar as a message, hooray, good for you, though….I must say, I’m proud of my retaliation, good, wasn’t it?

 

[Crowbar starts to laugh]

 

Crowbar: I took out MDK and some random idiot, no idea who they were, don’t particularly care either. There’s a saying “For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction”, though, in my case, “Every action has a nastier and more violent reaction”…let this be a point made, to MDK and anyone else out the back there, if you want to play games, you’ll lose. Oh, and hey, MDK, whenever you’re finished being a butthurt little girl, I’m here waiting, buddy. Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to Union Battleground, where I roam the halls. Welcome to the world where dreams become nightmares.

 

[Crowbar drops the mic and heads out of the ring, walking up the ramp to another chorus of hate.]

hunter grand vs azrael

Mike "Drop" Dempsey - The following contest is scheduled for one fall and is for the GRAND SLAM CHAMPIONSHIP. Coming to the ring at this time, standing six feet five inches tall and weighing in at 250 lbs, from Los Angeles, California, he is "The Fallen Angel" 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 - "The Fallen Angel" is making his way to the ring right now, Dick, and he's coming off an impressive main event win in his debut.

 

"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - No doubt it was impressive against a man like Kreature. Tonight, though, is something bigger... Something GRANDER! He gets a shot at Hunter Grand's Grand Slam Championship!

 

Mike "Drop" Dempsey - And his opponent, standing at six feet two inches tall, weighing in tonight at 220 lbs, from The Grandest Place on Earth, he is the Grand Slam Champion, Hunter Grand!

 

♫ LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, PLEASE

WOULD YOU BRING YOUR ATTENTION TO ME... ♫

 

[The arena falls into a cloak of darkness. Grand-O-Vision kicks in on the Wall of Grand, showing the Sunset Strip Skyline in all of its neon glory. A pair of hands looks to be lifting up the city of Las Vegas as Ladies & Gentlemen by Saliva starts pouring through the PA system.  One after another, gold hued spotlights swirl around the arena, before collecting on the stage at the top of the ramp. It is there that a huge set of red, crushed velvet curtains have been erected. Flanking the curtain set up are six incredibly scantily clad females of the busty persuasion, three on each side. The seventh girl takes her sweet time with pulling the curtains open to reveal God's Grandest Gift: Hunter Grand, decked out in his wrestling attire and wearing his shimmering gem-stoned Robe of Grandeur and some slick shades. When he makes his presence known, the Wall of Grand starts flipping through various highlights of Hunter Grand in action, inside or outside of the ring.  Hunter takes excruciatingly slow steps from within the curtains, his hands going up and out to present himself to the crowd. At a first glance it might make him look as though he's showing off the women, but they are there to make him look even better, not the other way around. He takes a few steps towards the ramp, before stopping and waiting for the spotlights to hit him center. During this stop, a pair of girls rush to the front of him and sets down a huge roll of red carpet, which Hunter kicks and it rolls down the ramp and towards the stage. Now, it is safe for the The Grand One to make his walk.  His walk is almost too slow as he strides to the beat of his music, taking his time and making sure that his interactions with the fans look as though he is beloved by them. Which may or may not be the case. He grabs  someone's drink and pose for a picture with it, before pouring it out on them. He goes for a high five with someone, before quickly aiming for a slap upside the head. Knowing he's protected by the girls surrounding him and the barricade, he enjoys every moment of ruining the fans' day as he wanders through and to the ring.  Once at the ring, he holds his arms out and one of his girls peels the Robe of Grandeur off him and the others climb up onto the apron. He takes the robe from the girl and gifts her with a kiss on the cheek before laying it out on the floor in front of him. It is then that she drops down onto it, on all fours. Hunter reaches up to grab the outstretched hands of two of his women and they pull him up towards the apron, as he uses the kneeling girl as a "step" to get to the apron. As he turns around to raise his hands to the crowd, the girls bend to open the ropes, allowing His Royal Grandness to climb through them and he heads to the center of the ring. One after another, the girls duck through the ropes after him, coming up on both sides of him. The final girl crawls in, wearing the Robe of Grandeur, and she kneels in front of him, facing out to the crowd.  Hunter Grand has Arrived.]

 

"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - This man knows how to make an entrance! I love it!

 

"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Hunter is definitely a man who's larger than life.

 

"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - Well when you carry the Grand Slam Championship, you have to have certain qualifications, which frankly, I don't see in Azrael. I see Hunter keeping the most prestigious title in the Battleground!

 

"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Most prestigious? It's not even a real sanctioned championship!

 

"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - Are you gonna by to tell him that to his face?

 

[DING!]

 

[The two competitors circle the ring as the match begins. Azrael smirks at Grand both men determined to come out victorious. The two men begin to make their way toward one another Azrael extends his arms to drive him back and as soon as he does Hunter kicks his leg over and LOCKS IN A FLYING ARMBAR! Azrael caught off guard as he frantically begins to squirm, he takes his free hand and locks them together, relieving the pressure. He rotates his hips and stacks him up! The referee goes for the count.]

 

…One!

 

…Tw…no Azrael stops his own pin attempt.

 

"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Quick strike for Grand but Azrael was able to slip out.

 

 

[Lifting the “Grand Slam Champion” off the mat into a POWERBOMB POSITION! NO! Hunter slides down the back and turns Azrael around. Picture perfect leg kicks, dropping the big man to a knee. He now transitions straight into boxer jabs. Rights and lefts straight to Azrael’s jaw. The challenger is reeling…SPINNING BACK KICK TO THE TEMPLE FROM HUNTER! NO! AZRAEL DODGES AND ROLLS HIM UP! But Hunter rolls through bouncing off of the rope…SHINNING WIZARD! HE COVERS!]

 

…One!

 

…Two!

 

…Th…Kick out by Azrael

 

"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Hunter Grand is showing off some great offense early in this match up.

 

"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - They don't call him "The Main Man" for nothing, Dante!

 

[Hunter instantly pulls him up to his feet, driving him into the corner as he does. He takes a step back and charges back to the corner and delivers a running dropkick to the jaw! Azrael drops down as Hunter bounces off the opposite corner and once again driving his boot across his face with another dropkick! Azrael rolls out of the ring, avoiding further onslaught. Hunter climbs back to his feet and bounces off the ropes and sprints across the ring. Azrael turns around, just as Hunter DIVES BETWEEN THE BOTTOM AND MIDDLE ROPE! GRABBING AZRAELS HEAD AND TURNING IT INTO A HUGE VERTICLE SUPLEX, BACK FIRST ONTO THE STEEL BARRICADE! Hunter kips up to the roar of the crowd!]

 

HOLY SHIT! HOLY SHIT! HOLY SHIT!

 

[Azrael slowly climbs to his feet, but only to run into a huge SPEAR! NO! Azrael is able to deliver his knee straight into Hunter's abdomen, doubling him over, once again Azreal looks for the powerbomb, but this time it connects ONTO THE STEEL STEPS! A little bit of a taste of his own medicine from Azrael, as he pulls him to his feet. Lifting Grand up with a vertical Suplex clutch, and slamming him stomach first onto the top railing of the barricade! The air can be heard leaving his lungs as he climbs up to the apron. He looks back at Hunter and deciding it’s not good enough he begins to scale the turnbuckle. Reaching the top of it, the ref is begging for him not to do it, and you can see him, scream at the ref as he takes to the sky! DOUBLE FOOTSTOMP TO HUNTER DRIVING HIS STOMACH STRAIGHT INTO THE BARRICADE! Azrael crashes to the ground and both competitors are down! The crowd continues to go ecstatic as the referee checks on the two competitors that lay ringside!]

 

THIS IS AWESOME! THIS IS AWESOME! THIS IS AWESOME!

 

[Azrael is the first of the two back to his feet. He stretches out his back and peels Hunter off the floor and throws him back into the ring, sliding in behind him. Grand slowly begins to crawl to his feet as Azrael begins to stalk him. Hunter rises up, using the ropes as he regains his footing turning around and straight into…FALL FROM GRACE! Azrael hooks the leg!]

 

…One!

 

…Two!

 

…Three!

 

Mike "Drop" Dempsey - Here is your winner, AND NEW GRAND SLA--

[Just as Dempsey was about to declare the winner, Hunter Grand snatches the mic from his hands.]

Hunter Grand - No... no, no, no, no... What you meant to say is "AND STILL" Grand Slam Champion... You see, the HGX Grand Slam Championship is the most prestigious title here in Union Battleground. And what makes it so special? It's a little something called "Rules of Grandeur"...

"The Doctor" Dante Reed - I think he means DELUSIONS of Grandeur.

"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - Shh! Let the man talk, Dante!

Hunter Grand - For something to have any sort of worth, you have to have rules--boundaries. That's why you will know that in Article fourteen, Section C, paragraph two, that the HGX Grand Slam Championship cannot change hands on a day that ends with an even number.

[The crowd erupts into boos as Hunter slithers his way out of giving up his belt.]

"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Oh come on! What kind of crock is this?

Hunter Grand - So, Azrael. Valiant effort tonight. Really, splendid performance. But I'm afraid that the cards were just not in your favor tonight... And to all the fans out there that cheer me on each and every night...

[The crowd's jeers are near deafening at this point.]

Hunter Grand - ... You're Welcome!

Winner: Azrael via pinfall (Fall from Grace)

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your move

[We return from commercial break where silence permeates the arena, then suddenly...]

♫ CAN'T YOU SEE, I'M EASILY BOTHERED BY PERSISTENCE?

ONE STEP FROM LASHING OUT AT YOU! ♫

 

[The lights go out and "Walk" by Pantera begins to play. The crowd in unison sings the first verse and finally the famous chorus hits and rocks the arena... RE! SPECT! WALK! ...what did you say? RE! SPECT! WALK! ...are you talkin' to me? The lights come back on inside the arena and we see the UltraViolent Icon Tweeder standing at the top of the entrance ramp holding a weed whacker in one hand and an open beer in the other, with the Union Battleground Championship draped around his waist. The crowd surrounding him goes absolutely crazy as Tweeder chugs the beer before tossing the foamy, empty can into the crowd! The weed whacker blade spins slowly as the engine idles. The heavy guitar riffs continue to blare through the PA system yet they barely cut through the loud cheering of the Bleacher Creatures - especially as Tweeder revs the engine to that extremely dangerous weapon! Tweeder turns his attention towards the ring, and he begins to walk down the entrance ramp with a purpose!]

 

Tweeder: Cut my music! Let me address the elephant in the building and it isn’t Dick Thrasher’s bad puns. No it is that cue ball Dick Devereaux who looks like he wants to be cosplay El Diablo from the Suicide Squad. Cock thinks he was being all cute a few weeks ago and he dared to insult the greatness known as Slap Shot. I guess the analogy between the movie and Spike TV went over his head. Either that or he isn’t a hockey fan. Now Penis, all you had to do if you wanted a shot at my title was to ask nicely. I would have been more than happy to have given you a title shot and let’s face it, it looks like Hunter Grand or Void is going to be getting the title shot now. Just kidding. No one else around here has the balls to do what we do. Hell they think if they act up, they will lose their spotlight on Spike TV. Which speaking of Spike TV, you only have another half hour before The Mummy is on. Ya I know Spike TV has really lost some quality content, but at least they have been showing Fast and the Furious movies.

 

So that being said, you want a match that bad, well Queue you will get your chance. Now we aren’t going to have an ordinary match like some people would like. No we are going to have a falls count anywhere match and anything and everything is legal. Let's give what the people want and what Spike was too afraid to let us do. Axel knows we are going to bring in the money. So what do you say Bod, are you man enough to accept the challenge or would you prefer to do another attack from behind? So come on down  ディック so we can settle this.

 

♫ YOU FUCKING BLEED NOW! ♫

 

["Everyone Bleeds Now" By Hatebreed suddenly hits and the lights begin to flash violently to the beat. The ramp puts out smoke as red lasers begin to strobe around the arena. Dick Devereaux comes out from the back through the smoke with an irritated look spread across his face and a water bottle one hand, and his signature bat in the other. He comes to the edge of the ramp as he extends both arms towards the sky with his middle fingers pointed out at the crowd. He looks around before he begins to nod his head to the beat and begins to pour the water bottle over his head. He tosses the water bottle into the audience as he continues to nod his head to the beat. He begins to bend over as he holds his bald head. He then violently starts to bang his head as he begins to punch himself over and over again. Dick then flips his wet head up and raises his fists before lowering them and beginning down the ramp. Dick slides into the ring and immediately jumps Tweeder with a Lou Thesz Press!]

 

"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Holy shit! We're not waiting until Fallout!

 

"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - It's happening right now!

 

[Dick drops a few heavy haymakers onto Tweeder before The UltraViolent Icon bridges out and escapes. Devereaux grabs his bat and takes a swing but Tweeder ducks and drives a boot to the gut and hits the RUCK OVER!! Tweeder starts jawing off on Devereaux and heads towards his weed wacker. Tweeder has a sinister look on his face as he pull starts it and revs it up! The crowd is in pandemonium as Tweeder heads towards Dick, then suddenly...]

 

♫ THERE AIN'T NO GRAVE, CAN HOLD MY, BODY DOWN ♫

 

[Axel Graves makes his way out from the back and the crowd is simply rabid. Graves signals to cut the music and he quickly speaks.]

 

Axel Graves - Hold up, hold up... Wait a god damn minute! This shit ain't happening here tonight!

 

BOOOOOOOO!

 

Axel Graves - Now normally I wouldn't give a shit if you two went at each other's throats, day in and day out, on each and every show. Quite frankly I have a thirst for blood shed. But since the Bob's at Spike decided to give the Ax-Man the axe, I'm not going to give them the satisfaction of you two dishing it out on their network! Because let's face it, you two are quite possibly the biggest draws in this business and the ratings would be monumental. So instead, we're going to save this pent-up rage and hatred for April 23 at Fallout! Yes... It'll be a falls count anywhere, it'll be a no disqualification... It will be an all out war! And speaking of Fallout and Spike, hopefully I will have some good news for you fans about where L!GHTS OUT will be headed for the future. I've been in talks with some of my closest colleagues and I'm pretty confident that the future looks brighter than ever. This cancellation from Spike is a blessing in disguise, so I suggest to all of you out there to tune in and witness what the future will hold. Spike might be dropping us, but we aren't dead; there ain't no grave can hold OUR bodies down!

BATTLEGROUND! BATTLEGROUND! BATTLEGROUND! BATTLEGROUND!

Axel Graves - As for you two, it's in your best interests to save it for the big dance at Fallout. after all, that's where the big money is!

hannah kristiansen vs saint saito

[Mike “Drop” Dempsey – Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to tonight's main event! The following contest is scheduled for one fall and it's to determine the Number One Contender for the Trench War Championship! Introducing first is our special guest referee… She is the reigning, undisputed Union Battleground Trench War Champion… From anywhere and everywhere, Emery Layton!

 

♫ EVERY TIME THAT I CRY OUT, NO ONE EVER COMES TO ME,

EVERY TIME THAT I REACH OUT, NO ONE EVER RESCUES ME ♫

 

[As "Somewhere Else to Be" by VAST hits the PA system and light explodes to life, the excitement hits the air. The Worst of the Pavees herself, wearing her leather jacket and beanie over her gear, emerges from behind the curtain wearing a referee shirt. And resting the Trench War title over her shoulder. Her eyes are closed as she's swaying her head to the beat of the very unusual entrance music she uses, holding her arms out as she struts down the ramp. She's lost in the moment, there's nowhere else she'd rather be right now. Once she reaches the bottom of the ramp, she pulls her beanie off and thrusts it into her pocket as she skates up the steel steps and climbs the turnbuckle. As the fans cheer, it's quite obviously not loud enough for her, as she lifts her arms up with the Trench War title in hand, indicating for them to get louder. Once the eccentric Irish traveler has spent enough time up there, Emery leaps down from the top rope and into the ring, transitioning from that into probably the most graceful, crisp forward-roll you've ever seen. One final time, she holds her arms out, raising the title belt high with a pleased look on her face. Emery takes her place next to Mike Dempsey awaiting the arrival of the two challengers]

 

“The Doctor” Dante Reed – Quite the precarious position for the Champion here!

 

“Diamond” Dick Thrasher – I wouldn’t mind Emery Layton in ANY position if you catch my drift Dante!

 

Mike "Drop" Dempsey - And now making her way to the ring, hailing from Tokyo, Japan…”The New Ace of Pro Wrestling" Saint Saito!

 

♫ "I'll Face Myself" by Shoji Meguro (Little V's Remix) begins to play ♫

 

[The hard notes of Little V's remix of Shoji Meguro's "I'll Face Myself" blasts through the venue speakers, and the fans explode in thunderous cheers and boos. Moments pass before the New Ace of Pro Wrestling, Saint Saito, slowly emerges from behind the curtain and steps onto the stage, wearing a beautiful black, red and fur cape over her red ring gear. Saito remains on the stage for a few moments, stretching out her arms in a simple pose. She had a bored look on her face as she looks over the crowd, but after a few more moments she decides to lower her arms and then slowly make her way down to the ring. She ignores the cheering and booing fans as she approaches the ring, still looking bored with each step she takes. As soon as she reaches the foot of the ring, Saito turns to the steel steps and slowly climbs before slipping through the middle rope. As the fans keep on cheering and booing her, Saito spirals across the ring mat before twirling in place in the center when she stops. She stretches out her arms once again, the bored "surely there are better things for me to do" look still etched on her face. She remains in place for a few seconds before stepping over to the corner, untying her black cape and handing it to a member of the ring crew. Afterward, she then turns her back to lean lazily against the padded turnbuckles as she waits for the match to begin while keeping an eye on Emery Layton]

 

“The Doctor” Dante Reed – Both have been some of the most impressive competitors thus far in Union Battleground going undefeated, this should be a great contest!

 

“Diamond” Dick Thrasher – Saito truly is as fierce as she looks Dante, oh boy!

 

♫ I'M AMERICA, DRINK THE WATER

I'M AMERICA, BRING YOU LIFE

I'M AMERICA, I'M YOUR DAUGHTER

NOBODY LEFT BEHIND ♫

 

Mike "Drop" Dempsey - And her opponent, standing 5’10 tall, from St. Louis, Missouri…"The All-American Bad Ass" Hannah Kristiansen!

 

[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 aisle way 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 while keeping her eyes locked on Saito]

 

“Diamond” Dick Thrasher – I do love blondes Dante…but this broad is a little intimidating in size, you seen her bench press?

 

“The Doctor” Dante Reed – Hannah is quite the athlete Dick!

 

[Emery Layton takes her time and checks both competitors tights, pads and boots before calling for the bell]

 

“Diamond” Dick Thrasher – Make sure you check them THOROUGHLY Emery! You think she could use an extra set of hands Dante?

 

“The Doctor” Dante Reed – We don’t need anymore sexual harassment suits against you Dick, enough of that!

 

[After checking both competitors out, Emery Layton signals for the bell]

 

“The Doctor” Dante Reed – Who will be the number one contender for Emery Layton’s Trench War Championship? We are about to find out!

 

[DING!]

 

[Saito immediately runs trying to catch Kristiansen off guard with a flying forearm but instead, Hannah side steps and delivers a stiff kick to the side of Saito’s head that causes her to stagger back. Using her MMA technique, Kristiansen begins delivering right and left kicks stiffly to the side of Saito’s legs causing her to eventually crumble to the mat after six hard kicks]

 

“The Doctor” Dante Reed – Hannah Kristiansen chopping away with those vicious kicks!

 

[Kristiansen follows up by grabbing Saint Saito by the hair and then attempting a knee smash which Saito blocks and then sweep’s Kristiansen’s legs out from under her. As Hannah gets back up to her feet, Saito hits her with a Pele kick that sends her right back down to the matt butt first. Saito comes charging and attempts the quick finish with a Saito Smash, which Hannah rolls out of the way of. Saint Saito turns around after getting her grounding back and is met with the Battering Ram which leaves Saito on the mat with Hannah getting up and playing to the crowd. Emery Layton checks in on Saint Saito and is brushed away aggressively causing Emery’s face to be painted with a look of frustration as she backs up off of her]

 

“The Doctor” Dante Reed – Saint Saito not appreciative of Emery Layton checking in on her!

 

“Diamond” Dick Thrasher – Layton needs to mind her business Reed!

 

[Kristiansen comes back in to make a move in which, Saito grabs her arm and while flipping up to her feet, hits Hannah with a rising front-footed dropkick. Kristiansen stumbles back allowing Saito to get to her feet. Saito moves in and takes Hannah Kristiansen to the mat with a facebuster knee smash but instead of following up with a pin, Saito is motioning waiting for Hannah to sit up]

 

“The Doctor” Dante Reed – What’s Saito got in mind here?

 

[Hannah starts moving and sits up in front of Saito who starts riddling Kristiansen with a numerous amount of shoot kicks to the chest with the crowd counting along]

 

One!

 

Two!

 

Three!

 

Four!

 

Five!

 

Six!

 

Seven!

 

Eight!

 

Nine!

 

TEN!

 

[Kristiansen slumps down to the mat after the tenth shoot kick, Saito tries her mightiest and somehow, someway manages to lock the bigger Hannah Kristiansen in an STF that she wrenches back causing Emery Layton to drop to the mat and ask Hannah is she gives up to which she screams “No!”]

 

“The Doctor” Dante Reed – Saito showing a diverse offensive set here that has thrown Hannah Kristiansen off guard!

 

“Diamond” Dick Thrasher – Layton needs to ask her again if she gives up!

 

[Hannah manages to struggle her way out of the hold and both competitors get back to their feet and begin to size one another up. They tie up and Saito goes for an arm drag but is stopped mid motion by a stiff knee to the ribs, followed up by a European uppercut that sends Saito back clutching her jaw. Saito comes in and goes for a wild right hand which Hannah ducks but is met by the quick foot of Saint Saito as if the wild right hand was a diversion]

 

“The Doctor” Dante Reed – Nice little bait and switch there by Saito!

 

“Diamond” Dick Thrasher – The qualities of a true Trench War champion Dante!

 

[Saito comes charging in attempting the Saito Smash again but instead is countered into a devastating Daisy Cutter]

 

“The Doctor” Dante Reed – Daisy Cutter by Hannah Kristiansen, this could be all she wrote!

 

[Hannah covers as Emery slams to the mat and counts]

 

One…

 

Two…

 

Th—

 

[Saito gets her shoulder up and Emery Layton shows a peace sign with each hand indicating a two count, flipping her hands over multiple times and then playing to the crowd with the peace sign]

 

“The Doctor” Dante Reed – Saito gets the shoulder up just in time!

 

“Diamond” Dick Thrasher – A bit of a fast count if you ask me!

 

[As Hannah brings Saito to her feet, the crowd begins to all look in the direction of the entrance way as we see Britain Jade standing at the top of the entrance ramp]

 

“The Doctor” Dante Reed – What is Britain Jade doing here??

 

[Kristiansen pays her no mind though and continues to work on Saito with stiff kicks to the ribs while she is still down trying to recover and then jumps on top with mounted punches which Saito gets her arms up in an attempt to shield the onslaught. Hannah brings Saito to her feet and lifts her up in position for the Killshot]

 

“The Doctor” Dante Reed – Hannah Kristiansen could be looking to put Saint Saito away here!

 

“Diamond” Dick Thrasher – Especially if Layton’s count is as fast as the last time!

 

[Saint Saito squeaks out of the cutthroat torture rack position, lands on her feet, waits for Hannah Kristiansen to turn around, charges and BANG! Rocks Hannah’s skull with a thunderous Saito Smash!]

 

“The Doctor” Dante Reed – SAITO SMASH!

 

“Diamond” Dick Thrasher – Third time is the charm Dante!

 

[Saint Saito covers as Emery Layton hits the mat to make the count]

 

One…

 

Two…

 

Thre—

 

[Saint Saito breaks the cover as Britain Jade is now up on the apron taunting her but not in an aggressive manner, instead in a flirtatious way meant to annoy Saint Saito but also drive the male fans wild in the stands.]

 

"The Doctor" Dante Reed - What is Saito doing? She had the match wrapped up right there!

 

“Diamond” Dick Thrasher – Saito looks pissed Reed!

 

[Saito runs towards the ropes and reaches for Britain Jade as she hops down to the ground unscathed while Saito just stares at her intensely irritated. While this is going on, Hannah Kristiansen has recovered behind Saito, quickly runs up and rolls Saint Saito up in a schoolboy while Layton makes the count]

 

One…

 

Two…

 

Three!

 

[DING DING DING!]

 

Mike "Drop" Dempsey - Here is your winner AND NEW Number One Contender for the Trench War Championship, "The All American Bad Ass" Hannah Kristiansen!

 

“The Doctor” Dante Reed – Hannah Kristiansen has done it! She is the number one contender for the Trench War Title!

 

[Emery Layton raises Hannah Kristiansen’s hand in victory as Saint Saito is now sitting up and seething over what just happened while Britain Jade walks backwards up the ramp waving at her. As Britain goes into the back, Saito gets up immediately and nails Hannah Kristiansen with a second Saito Smash that sends her to the mat. Layton, shocked, attempts throwing a forearm, Saito ducks it, pushes Layton into the ropes chest first and then hits Layton with a Saito Smash to the back of the head once she comes off the ropes]

 

“The Doctor” Dante Reed – Saito has snapped Dick!

 

“Diamond” Dick Thrasher – I told you she was pissed, did I not?

 

[Saint Saito roars out in anger as Layton and Kristiansen lay face down on the mat. She climbs out of the ring and makes her way up the ramp screaming for Britain Jade!]

 

"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Folks this is not over with Saito and Jade. I don't know what's gotten into Brit, but she has poked the bear and the bear is on the loose!

 

"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - But the main thing now is we will be seeing Emery Layton defend her title against Hannah Kristiansen, who both have suffered from a Saito Smash!

 

"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Well I guess they're on a level playing field now. But that's all we have folks, make sure you catch our upcoming pay per view Fallout on April 23rd! As this is our final broadcast on Spike, the future of Union Battleground is an uncertainty! Axel Graves has made claims he will push forward and create a new and better path for his company, although how and when is not known.

 

"Diamond" Dick Thrasher - Dante, if this is the last time I see you on television, it's been a pleasure! And no dirty pins there, that's straight from the heart!

 

"The Doctor" Dante Reed - Look on the bright side, Dick. Have faith! Goodnight everybody!

initiation

[The ending credits of L!GHTS OUT suddenly cut to static and then after a few moments we open to the view of a dark night and the sound of feet crunching on the ground. We see Camila Martinez come into view along with the man from her nightmares, followed by two people in black hooded robes, with their heads down not revealing their faces. We see them heading to a white, broken down house that looks to be a few hundred years old, which has massive trees that are scattered throughout the property. The house is in fact, the Myrtles Plantation, one of the most haunted places in the United States, located in Louisiana. There is an eerie calmness in the air as they approach the old porch and enter the front door with the camera following the four of them into the house. The house is dark but we can see light emanating from the door leading to the basement which the man from Mila’s nightmares opens revealing light and an odd group-like chanting.]

 

Make Your Sacrifice…Find Your Salvation!...Make Your Sacrifice…Find Your Salvation!

 

[As they head down the stairs with Mila following the nightmare man and the two hooded men behind them, the camera shows us a group of hooded individuals who were chanting, with a figure standing in the middle of the circle in a glorious red silk robe that has various designs sewn in black on it. In front of him are candles in the shape of an alchemy transmutation circle. The two black robed men stop in the middle of the circle as the nightmare man walks Mila into the middle of the transmutation circle.]

 

Nightmare Man: Kneel…

 

[Mila takes a knee and bows her head as the figure in the red hooded robe approaches her, revealing a ivory handled knife which looks to have quite the long and sharp blade.]

 

Red Robed Man: Thank you Sinister…

 

[The man from Mila’s nightmare’s, referred to as Sinister bows towards the red robed man and the backs up to stand with the two figures in the black robes. The red robed man approaches the kneeling Camila Martinez who is in the middle of the candle lit transmutation circle.]

 

Red Robed Man: Your sacrifice of worldly emotions shown in the demise of your father revealed your willingness to believe…but my child…your acceptance of the truth has shown us your faith…

 

[The red robed man lifts up his left hand, takes the knife with his right and cuts deeply into the palm causing blood to begin to seep out but the red robed man does not flinch in the slightest as he takes his now bloody hand, opens it and places it directly on Camila’s face as the chanting grows faster and louder.]

 

Red Robed Man: Now rise my child…for you are ready to be led to Salvation!

 

[Camila begins to rise up as the candles begin to blow in every which direction but stay lit as we hear a loud wind gust through this basement, followed by loud whispers that don’t seem to be coming from the circle of hooded individuals that are still chanting.  As Mila gets to her feet, the red robed man takes his hand off of her face revealing a bloody hand print perfectly across her face as the chanting and whispers cease. With her eyes still closed, she suddenly opens them revealing her eyes to be all black, showing no white whatsoever as we fade out to close the show.]

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