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War of the Worlds

Wintrust Arena

Chicago, Illinois

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WELCOME TO THE SHOW

[From inside the Wintrust Arena, over ten thousand fans await anxiously for the night to kick off as the camera angles pan throughout the building. The arena is presented with a custom designed main stage set, with armored an armored jeep, a crashed helicopter, sand, and other various props. For the second show in a row now, instead of the tune we’ve become accustomed to hearing that introduces Fat Saul, Tech N9ne’s “Worldwide Choppers” bumps throughout the building. The crowd is slowly growing louder as the song plays the first verse and camera angles sweeps across the building.]

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

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

 

DANTE REED

Welcome ladies and gentlemen, it’s your boy Dante Reed back for more as we are here in Southside Chicago, Illinois at the Wintrust Arena for War of the Worlds! Tonight we have a small but explosive card lined up for you all.

 

[Dante takes a quick peek at his notecards before continuing.]

 

DANTE REED

To kick things off, we have Johanna Krieger taking on Camila Abrines for one of the Four Horsemen Medallions! Two weeks ago, we all witnessed Kaven Drell finally announce his intentions to cash in the War Horse Championship for a shot at the Trench War Championship. And now tonight we collect the four medallions and begin the battles for all four of them once again. Krieger has been on a steady climb through the rankings and has another chance to capture Battleground gold. Abrines however is still looking to get into the win column, and if she can seal the deal against the Bavarian born phenom, she will no doubt turn her fortunes around in a complete one-eighty.

 

[Dante flips a card down to the floor and focuses back on the camera.]

 

DANTE REED

And speaking of War Horse Titles and Trench War Titles, Kaven Drell will finally meet the warrior he has set his eyes on since his arrival in Kimitsu Zombie. This has been a highly anticipated bout ever since Drell shocks the world and defeated Elena DeDraca in his debut match for the War Horse strap. Can Drell continue his meteoric rise through the Battleground’s competition or will Zombie be the one who derails the Drell hype train? I’m amped to see that one unfold!

 

[Dante pauses for a moment to let the thoughts of that match sink in.]

 

DANTE REED

Then we have a triple threat match for the Union Battleground Championship as Alyssa Daniels defends her title against DTW ambassador Matt “Deathrow” King and 4CW mainstay Kaelan Laughlin. All three of these competitors bring a different flavor to the table and this matchup could very well shakeup the entirety of Union Battleground. Can Alyssa set a new record for most successful Union Battleground Title defenses, or will we see a new champion rise through the wreckage?

 

[Dante once again pauses to allow the magnitude of that match to percolate on the viewers’ minds.]

 

DANTE REED

And finally, in our main event of the evening, a match that has been slowly building for months now, four teams from all over the industry will compete in a fatal fourway match for the Union Battleground Battalion Championships. Osaka Rebels have successfully defended the titles twice now on foreign territory, but make their first defense in the Battleground against three of the best teams around. Dead Cute, which comprises of Fallon Lockhart and Josh Kennedy, Flash Kassidy and Jay Sinclair of 2HighKru, and the Hellcat Spangled Death Squad’s Lisa Seldon and Anastasia Hayden will look to make history here tonight. There’s been a lot of talk about revitalizing tag team wrestling as a whole, and these four teams have sparked a new passion for the game! So with that, let’s switch gears and turn it over to our very own hype man, Mike Dempsey, who’s standing in the ring right now. Mike, take it away brother!

OSAKA IN THE HOUSE


ONE!
TWO!
THREE!
FOUR!


[“Midnight Violence Rock 'N' Roll” by Japanese punk outfit Guitar Wolf kicks in right as the shot opens. The crowd pops for one of the most familiar figures in Chicago's recent wrestling history, Masatake Kawamata. “The King of Violence” expresses his love for the Windy City any chance he gets, and fans have their chance to send appreciation back. Wearing a black leather biker jacket, the Osaka native strolls out and takes his time high-fiving fans along the rail.]

DANTE REED

Well it looks like we are gonna have to hold off on our opening bout for just a moment because one half of the Battalion Champs is making his way to the ring right now!

[Mike Dempsey hands Kawamata a microphone before he climbs into the ring. He plays to the crowd for a brief moment until he motions to the back for someone to cut his music. Kawamata proceeds to speak fluent English, albeit with a thick working class Osaka accent.]

MASATAKE KAWAMATA
Chicago! Fucking been awhile, huh?

[Fans cheer.]

MASATAKE KAWAMATA
We've made it! Union Battleground! War of the Worlds! It's the night, mother fuckers! Battalion Championships match in the main event! You got fucking Hellcats! You got Dead Cute! Fucking 2HighKru! Aces, champions, people looking to make a name! It's a wide range of characters in tonight's main event!

[Kawamata pauses briefly.]

MASATAKE KAWAMATA
Among all that is Osaka Rebels. You all saw the promo. I'm not repeating myself. You know what we're about. We're the champs with a big ass target on our back. We're also idealists and visionaries underneath all this violence and punk rock bullshit. This is a big night not just for everyone in that match, but for those Battalion beauts. For tag team wrestling. It's great timing to have this shit in Spring – the season of new beginnings. This match could launch two mother fuckers into what could be a summer of tag team renaissance.

[Kawamata's body language becomes slightly more tense, shifting the mood.]

MASATAKE KAWAMATA
And ya know, I'm gonna be dead fucking honest. There was a time where I'd look at every fucking person in this match – not just one or two, but every fucking one of 'em – and I'd say afterward if they won, “Hell yeah. The belts are in good hands. These are the two mother fuckers who'll run with this shit from spring, through summer, and beyond.” I knew I could leave feeling content with whatever happens.

[Kawamata tightens his grip on the mic, broadening his shoulders.]

MASATAKE KAWAMATA
But I can't feel that way! Because I've been fucking burned recently! I couldn't get into this in our promo – there's a lot I couldn't get to because they don't let you drop your fucking manifesto on them like in Japan – but I thought it would be better to do it out here anyway. I wanted to apologize to all the Union Battleground fans.

[He lets that sink.]

MASATAKE KAWAMATA
I told the fans in London in the season opener that we'd have an Independent Deathmatch World Heavyweight title match here in Union Battleground. I even promised it for Season 3. And even after I lost it – losing another fucking match at my own Rager show – I still thought we could get that shit defended here. My company, Dirt Nap LLC, owns fifty percent of that belt. But I underestimated the selfishness and disrespect of the fucking cunt who took it off me.

[His voice grows more hostile.]

MASATAKE KAWAMATA
We had it announced that Cactus Jack Bronson was gonna defend that belt on this very night, here in Chicago! And what'd he fucking do? He stuck his middle figure up at me! He did it to Union Battleground! Fuck, he went on to say this place wasn't violent enough for him. He said it's a fucking children's show. That's bullshit. Look at the fucking people on this show. I'm on this fucking show! Not violent enough? Children's show? Fuck off, Bronson! I know you just didn't wanna do what anybody told you to do and you just threw a bunch of shit out there like everyone else these days. Buncha fucking insincere cunts in this fucking business. Fucking slander anyone and anything without a second thought just to make yourselves look and feel good. Don't even fucking care about collateral damage. And even though anyone with a clue knows it's bullshit, the fact it's fucking out there, man. Fuck that! Union Battleground didn't deserve that. And these fans here in Chicago didn't deserve to be teased like that either.

[Fans pop. It isn't necessarily from the dollar store, but it's not found in Harrod's either.]

MASATAKE KAWAMATA
But I made a promise. I couldn't keep that fucking belt and it got broken. I allowed some fucking asshole to use that belt to disrespect a good company. And in Japan, we take our business relationships very fucking seriously. That's in our culture. So I'm not in a very good mood coming out here months after promising the fans and Union Battleground they'd get an Independent Deathmatch World Heavyweight title match. Now I can't give it to them.

[Kawamata calms, but retains an edge.]

MASATAKE KAWAMATA
It's why I'm going into tonight's main event feeling Osaka Rebels either gotta win it or make it very fucking clear what's to be expected of whoever the new champions are. Look what Hanako and I set up when we came out in London. Look at what Union Battleground set up with all this shit. Anyone who can pull their head outta their ass for five fucking seconds can see work's been done already for the Battalion Championships. The fact we're even here having this fucking match tonight with all these big names proves it. Whoever leaves tonight, man, if they got the vision and aren't a bunch of fucking talk, then the world is their oyster and they're on their way to a special fucking summer.

[Kawamata catches his breath quickly before continuing.]

MASATAKE KAWAMATA
And for very selfish fucking reasons, I hope to be a part of that. Gonna put it out there right now – with everything going on, and with a buncha other shit I don't wanna get into right now, man... as far as regular in-ring action is concerned, this tag team with Hanako is probably all I fucking got left.

[Fans shout from all directions, hoping the deathmatch icon isn't serious.]

MASATAKE KAWAMATA
This might be fucking it for me. Once we lose both our tag belts – and all title reigns gotta end someday – shit... that might be it for me in the ring. All this fucking shit going on with our team might be my last run. This could be my last fucking stand.

[Fans continue to shout. Kawamata composes himself.]

MASATAKE KAWAMATA
But I don't wanna end on that note. That's a bummer, isn't it? Look, did ya see how many people working Yamashi out in Japan are on this show? From one Battleground Network promotion to another! I'm proud of that, but mother fuckers think I got more say in shit than I do. People give me too much credit. Or they fucking project their bullshit onto me. But I got strong convictions and believe in a fucking scene. I've done more than a docker from Osaka can ever dream of and I'm happy with what I've done. I think about the co-ops back home, the pride people have for what they're a part of, and workers having a say in what happens at their workplace. I encourage all pro wrestlers – whether you're a Union Battleground guy, jamming in 4CW, working Elysium, or Seattle Pro, or even Yamashi Promotions like me – take up for your fucking place. Because we know the lifespan for the average wrestling company isn't long. Make the good shit last by making yourself count.

[It's kinda hard to boo that, so fans do the opposite.]

MASATAKE KAWAMATA
Before I go, I just wanna highlight someone from Yamashi – Matt “Deathrow” King.

[Fans cheer for the After Dark Ticket To The Top holder.]

MASATAKE KAWAMATA
This guy was doing backyard shit and jumping off fucking rooftops not too long ago. He fucking showed up in After Dark in January, fought in the crowd, did an open challenge on the same night, won that shit, then had a fucking war with RotGut the next week. He beat me and a few others to win the Ticket To The Top. Win or lose, this guy will show up the next week ready to fucking do it all over again. I see that crazy energy in his fucking eyes and can tell he's got that fire in his fucking heart. You can't fucking teach that shit. This guy reminds me a lot of myself. He's been rocking it in Japan for Death Trip Wrestling and After Dark. He's gonna be fucking big, man. Mark my words! And tonight, MDK's going for the mother fucking Union Battleground Championship!

[Fans give a boisterous cheer. We even hear “MDK” chants emerge from some pockets.]

MASATAKE KAWAMATA
Hell yeah! That's what I wanna end on! This show's gonna be a fucking good one! I'll see you all in the main event!

[“Midnight Violence Rock 'N' Roll” hits again. Kawamata plays to the crowd while exiting.]

 

DANTE REED

Well that was an unexpected announcement. To me it seemed almost like the beginning of a farewell tour for Kawamata. Anybody who has kept up with DTW will know this guy is a goddamn maniac, putting his body through so much just to win and entertain. Win or lose tonight, I hope we see him, and Hanako for that matter, for a very long time all throughout the Battleground Network. But now, it’s time to kick the show off with our first matchup!

[The large wrestling set comes in to view from overhead in a sweeping manner. The ring sits at the end of a long ramp that is shaped like a mushroom cloud with diamond plate aluminum. A contemporary jeep sits off to the side of the large ramp. The large vehicle is the only thing in the set completely intact. The jeep has large wheels with a gun turret on top. The set sits on a layer of sand that has a large military drone crash display ten feet from the jeep. The drone is in pieces to appear as an active battlefield with graphic detail.]


[The overhead shot is being taken from a much smaller drone than the crashed one on the set. The small drone stays above the set and the ring but never the crowd due to insurance concerns. It hovers above to show bloody spots across the sand with an imitation M16 stuck in the sand with a pair of dog tags and helmet in the center of the spots. The hull of a small helicopter sits across from this display, next to the security barrier. The chopper is placed in the sand to appear as if it crashed there. Smoke bellows from the warped back tail rotor blade slightly for attention to detail that is unmatched in this business. The set pushes the fans back a few feet but otherwise this will be a close quarters war that begins now.]


MIKE DEMPSEY
Ladies and gentlemen, we are live exclusively on the Battleground Network here in Chicago, Illinois for War of the Worlds! And now, the following battle is scheduled for one fall, and it is for one of the Four Horsemen Medallions! Introducing first, standing 5’4” and weighing in at 120 pounds, from San Gabriel, California, she is Camila Abrines!



I DID IT 'CAUSE I WANNA AND I DID IT 'CAUSE I’M GONNA
AND I DID IT JUST BECAUSE I CAN
I DID IT 'CAUSE IT MAKES ME FEEL SO GOOD,
AND I DID IT BECAUSE FUCK "THE MAN"


[The lights are darkened but one the first verse is over and “Uncomfortable” is sang, the lights turn back on and Camila is standing at the entrance way, wearing her full length tights and a pullover sweater over her sports bra. The fans boo the chaotic competitor as she yells at a few of them before she makes her way down into the ring and then slides in. She then grabs the ropes and shakes them a bit before she steps back into the corner and waits for the match to begin.]

 

DANTE REED

The first walkout of the night is one of the newest competitors to step inside the Battleground. Camila Abrines originally came here with Rachelle LeRoux to try and enter tonight’s main event for the Battalion Championships. However, they were met with defeat at the hands of Lisa Seldon and Anastasia Hayden. Tonight she has a chance to rebound and secure a Medallion and move into a shot for the newly vacated War Horse Championship. Make sure to keep up with her on Twitter @CamilaAbrines.


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


MIKE DEMPSEY
And her opponent, standing 5’5” and weighing in at 130 pounds, from Nuremberg, Bavaria, Germany, she is Johanna Krieger!

[Johanna Krieger slowly steps out from the back with no lights around her standing in the center of the mushroom cloud ramp as a white spotlight suddenly flickers on. She holds the insides of her jacket as she moves down towards the ring. Johanna runs up and slides across the ring apron on one knee holding the middle rope before sneering at the fans. She pulls herself up and slingshots herself through the ropes into the ring before spinning to the corner where she sits down.]

 

DANTE REED

Johanna Krieger has emerged as one of the top new competitors to Union Battleground in season three. She has become a force to be reckoned with and even took the Trench War Champion Kimitsu Zombie to her limits before ultimately falling. Tonight she gets another chance to move into the title discussion. You can keep up with her on Twitter @Krieger_Skold.


[Both women look around the ring at the War of the Worlds set in awe. This mad max like environment has this place rocking already. Krieger paces in the corner never taking her eyes off of Abrines. The referee calls for the bell!]

 

DANTE REED

And here we go! We ain’t wasting anytime here tonight folks!


[DING!]


[The drone comes in closer overhead a bit to show the two women lock up in the center of the ring from above. The two women are locked in a grapple and attempt to swing each other around with Johanna gaining the upper hand with a sharp knee shot to the gut! She follows up by planting her right foot then leaning in to hook Camila. Krieger then hoists Abrines up into the air for a rib rattling suplex! Johanna quickly hooks a leg!]


… One!


… Kick out!


[Krieger leaps up to her feet to catch a slowed Abrines! She quickly Irish whips Camila into the ropes looking for a stiff arm lariat but Abrines ducks it to bounce of the ropes on the opposite side of the ring. She comes flying back at Johanna, who catches a wicked pele kick from her charging opponent! Camila hooks a leg!]


… One!


… T—Kick out!


[Johanna rolls over onto her stomach to push herself back up only to realize Abrines has a hold of her legs! The speed of her smaller opponent has caught Krieger off guard a bit. Camila applies a sharpshooter in the center of the ring with Johanna still staggered slightly by the kick to the head!]

 

DANTE REED

An early pin attempt by both women, I guess to try and catch ‘em off guard. But now Abrines has taken command with a nice sharpshooter smack dab in the middle of the ring.


[Abrines hooks the maneuver with pure confidence. Camila wants to weaken both of her larger opponents sticks before Krieger can pick up speed. The camera shot switches to show the face of Johanna, who is holding herself up on both elbows now while wincing in pain. She uses her upper body strength to pull herself and Camila closer to the ropes. Abrines attempts to fight this off with little success which incites her with anger. She applies more and more pressure attempting in vain to break Krieger into two seperate pieces. Krieger shrieks out with real pain reaching out with both hands to grasp the bottom rope! The referee comes in quickly to break up the maneuver. However, Abrines refuses to release the hold and sits down even further on the back of her opponent without an ounce of mercy. The referee begins his count!]


… One!


[Abrines lets out a laugh the horrifies many in the front row but does not release the hold.]


… Two!


… Three!


[Camila still refuses.]


… FOUR!


[Abrines releases the hold just before the referee can declare a disqualification but receives a stern warning.]

 

DANTE REED

Camila is sending a message right there! I love it!

 

[Krieger uses the middle rope to pull herself up but Camila kicks her from behind to send Johanna through the ropes! She hits the apron hard before bouncing out of the ring. Abrines then struts around the ring with boos coming hard and fast, just how she likes it.]

 

DANTE REED

Camila Abrines is showing a nasty attitude in this bout. Just goes to show how much she wants this win!


[Krieger gets to both knees on the outside floor, a few feet from where the sand begins. Camila continues to work up the crowd from inside the ring but getting closer to the ropes with each strut. Out of nowhere, Abrines’ feet are pulled from beneath her. She lands face first on the mat which busts her mouth against the unforgiving canvas. Krieger then pulls her by both feet beneath the bottom rope and outside the ring leading the referee to begin a count. The two women begin throwing fists on the outside of the ring with Abrines still stunned from her sudden exit from the ring.]


… One!


[The two women fall to the outside floor to roll around fist fighting. Abrines gets rolled onto her back with Krieger above her but Camila can feel her hand sitting in the sand of the set. She takes a handful just as Johanna begins to lay into her from above with fists of fury! Krieger pulls back for another round but the dazed Abrines throws sand in her eyes instantly blinding Johanna!]


… Two!


[The referee continues to count. Johanna falls off of Camila then staggers up and back now completely blind. The crowd boos heavy as Abrines comes flying in with a missile drop kick to the temple of Krieger! The shot sends her back into the set and she hits the back of her head against the nose of the chopper! Johanna slumps up against the front with a trickle of blood now running down the back of her neck. The helicopter hull sits close to the barrier so the one remaining blade is on the side away from the fans for safety reasons.]


… Three!


… Four!


[The drone hovers above to show Camila staring down her helpless opponent with malice intent. She takes off looking to knee Johanna’s head through the nose of the chopper but Krieger comes to life! She flies up to catch the charging smaller Abrines! The two women are face to face when Johanna lifts Camila up high into the air before dropping back! The chopper is missing a windshield which causes Abrines to land throat first across where the glass and metal met before the crash! The violent landing closes up Camila’s windpipe and she hits the sand clutching at her throat. The drones shows this on the big screen and across the network in graphic detail that causes the crowd to let out a collective gasp.]


… Five!


… Six!


[Krieger takes hold of Camila by the hair of her head as the referee continues to count. Johanna marches toward the ring holding onto Abrines, who still is unable to breath. Krieger rolls her smaller opponent into the ring then quickly rolls in behind her to break the count and hook a leg!]


… One!


… Two!


… Kick out!

 

DANTE REED

Incredible resilience by Johanna Krieger! Getting blinded by some of the set’s sand and still managing to control the damage while blinded.


[Johanna can’t believe Abrines kicked out. The shock is written across the face of the Union Battleground superstar. She gets back to her feet and still struggles to see after having sand thrown into her eyes. She gets Camila up only to have even more sand rubbed into her eyes by her conniving opponent! Abrines still had sand on both hands so she used it in this moment of dire need. Camila finally regains her ability to breath. Krieger falls back into a seated position struggling to wipe the sand from her eyes again. Johanna turns red with anger as she struggles to regain her sight. Out of nowhere, Abrines flies in with a somersault cutter from behind a still seated Johanna! The shot completely dazes her. Camila hooks a leg quickly!]


… One!


… Two!


… Thr—Kick out!

 

DANTE REED

Amazing improvisation by Camila Abrines to continue to control the match with that funky rolling cutter!


[The crowd erupts with cheers with the last possible second kick out. The drone hovers above to show Abrines leap up to begin arguing with the referee over the count. She screams in the face of the Union Battleground official without any restraint. Camila wipes her face which smears the blood from her busted mouth all the way across her face. She looks even more wild now with piercing eyes continuing to argue her case with the referee. A replay from four angles clearly shows that Krieger beat the count with a shoulder up. The referee finally explains that Camila will be disqualified if she does not stop. Abrines relents then turns around to locate her opponent only to catch a bicycle knee to the face!]

 

DANTE REED

Oh damn! Krieger mows over Abrines with the Skold ov Makt out of nowhere! This one is over!

 

[The violent shot sends her flat on her back. The crowd goes crazy as Krieger hooks a leg!]


… One!


… Two!


… Three!


[DING DING DING!]


MIKE DEMPSEY
Here is your winner for one of the Four Horsemen Medallions, Johanna Krieger!


[Krieger paces across the ring while using both hands at her waist to indicate she deserves a strap. Johanna works the crowd before rolling out of the ring and walking up the mushroom cloud ramp backwards to get a look at the roaring crowd and set all around her. Krieger continues to indicate with her hands at her hips, that she should be a champion.]

DANTE REED

Never turn your back on your opponent, because just like what we just witnessed, you could wind up laying flat on it.

 

[Johanna looks over at the cameraman next to her. She peers into the lens with narrow eyes before cupping her right hand at her left her. She points around at the crowd with her other hand before mouthing, “Listen.”, into the lens at management. The crowd continues its praise as Krieger makes her exit of this still active battlezone.]

 

DANTE REED

Johanna Krieger is not making any subtle hints. She wants the title and if she continues the pace she has set, we may be looking at the next War Horse Champion right there! But before we continue on, I’m getting word we’re gonna turn things over to the backstage area.

THE FACE OF THE BATTLEGROUND

[Kimitsu Zombie stands in front of the Union Battleground logo backstage in her ring gear and slowly brings up the Trench War Championship with one arm.]

KIMITSU ZOMBIE
Fuck what they have to say. Fuck your other matches. Fuck the King Cobra tournament. Fuck the War of the Worlds. This is the only thing that matters to me right now. This Trench War Championship is the one thing that has made this company what it is today. This match is the real main attraction tonight and it is because I am in it. I am Union Battleground and nobody else can make that claim.

[She puts the title on her shoulder and looks at the camera proudly.]

KIMITSU ZOMBIE
And you all can thank me later, especially Kaven Drell. His chase for my title has made him a star. He’s had to earn his way here and that he has. That is why they chant his name every night. That is also why he has to follow through in order to win. It is the only way… but back to my point. All the other titles have had to have outsiders come into the place to get a quick shot at greatness. Kaven has had to stay and climb up the mountain to me. What does Gutrot or whatever his name is know about that title? Those tag teams are going to move on as soon as they lose. I am the constant. I am the challenge. I built this title up in the same way I build Union Battleground up and support all the weight even without the main one. A title by any other name… I am the top champion no matter what.

[Kimitsu nods for a moment with a scowl.]

KIMITSU ZOMBIE
If that sounds arrogant it’s because I am. Fuck it. No one else is going to be this confident because they know this is the truth. If they have a problem with this then they know where to find me.

BEST FOR BUSINESS

[The crowd seems restless as they wait for War of the Worlds to press on. That restlessness is soon replaced by an explosion of shouts and cheers as “I Am The Fire” by Halestorm blares through the arena speakers. The crowd rises to its feet to greet its champion, live for the first time since Crown of the King Cobra. Alyssa Daniels steps out onto the ramp, Union Battleground Championship around her waist, and arms pumping with the excitement of this Chicago crowd. She walks down the ramp as the crowd continues to shower her with cheers and praise. The look on her face is genuine appreciation with the same sincerity of someone walking the Battleground ramp for the first time and hearing the audience chant their name. She leaps up onto the apron and steps through the ropes. A member of the ring crew grabs a microphone and reaches through the ropes to hand it to Alyssa. She takes it the spins to get a good look at everyone in the crowd as her music fades.]

ALYSSA DANIELS
Good evening, Chicago!

[The cheap pop works as expected.]

ALYSSA DANIELS
I just want to let you know how much of an honor it is to be here, not just in the Windy City, but in the Battleground and the sport of professional wrestling. I know, maybe it feels like it’s too late for that kind of sentimentality but it never will be for me. Each morning - and especially this morning - I wake up and realize that I’m out here traveling the world and living a dream that so many would love to live! When I step out onto that stage and hear your voices roaring, it just brings something in me to life that I barely realize is there until that happens! I just want all of you know that I am and will be eternally grateful for giving this young girl a chance to dance for you here between these ropes.

[The crowd cheers as the look on Alyssa’s face becomes more introspective.]

ALYSSA DANIELS
And I promise you that my absence from this ring was not a deliberate disrespect to any of you. I only did what I felt was best for everyone considering the circumstances. I don’t want to come out here just to heap praise on myself, and I didn’t want to steal the spotlight from those building War of the Worlds to its climax. I am not someone who uses this belt, this position to my benefit and mine alone. But tonight, I’m back to defend against two Battleground outsiders and I will do everything I can to make that match worth the price of admission for you!

[The crowd pops again but Alyssa’s face does not brighten.]

ALYSSA DANIELS
That said, it will not just be that simple. As you’re all no doubt aware, there’s an axe hanging over this championship and only one, or two as the case may be, people know when that axe will fall. It could be tonight, it could be two weeks, a month, or a few months from now. The Crown of the King Cobra is in Umi’s and Inaros’ possession and it guarantees Inaros a shot at the Union Battleground Championship anytime, including following a match with some of the toughest competition from Death Trip Wrestling and Four Corners Wrestling. If Umi decides to guide Inaros down to this ring tonight after I’ve given my all to beat Kaelan Laughlin and Matt King, I’ll have no choice but to dig deep to find more to somehow take down the undefeated, possibly indestructible monster. Or maybe Kaelan or Matt will have to face him should they win. Or maybe nothing will happen.

[She lifts one finger.]

ALYSSA DANIELS
But first things first. Kaelan, Matt, and I will definitely do battle. No questions there. But I am aware and promise you that I will fight until I have nothing left tonight no matter who decides to make a surprise appearance. That is my responsibility to you as champion and I will fulfill it to my last breath.

[She sets the microphone down onto the mat and climbs the turnbuckle to incite the fans. They respond with more cheering as ‘I Am The Fire’ cues back up. She hops down and rolls out of the ring, disappearing from view.]

MIKE DEMPSEY
The following battle is scheduled for one fall and it is for the Union Battleground Trench War Championship! Introducing first, the challenger, standing 6’2” and weighing in at 217 pounds, from Indianapolis, Indiana, he is the reigning, undefeated, undisputed Union Battleground War Horse Champion, Kaven Drell!



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


[On the final syllable of the word "human" Kaven Drell emerges, moving at a methodical pace without really paying any attention to his surroundings, his glittering, golden championship belt dangling over his shoulder.. The fans respond positively to him, though he pays them little mind as he slowly makes his way down toward the ring. Near the end he drifts to the left toward the rows of fans being held back by a barricade, allowing a few of them to reach out and slap him on his chest or pat him on his back as he pauses to stare into the ring, his eyes not focused on any one thing but more the broad task at hand.]

 

DANTE REED

And here he is, the man making headlines on a nightly basis throughout the season, Kaven Drell! This guy has set forth an incredible undefeated streak against some of the best the Battleground has to offer. Tonight is another milestone on the horizon, but Drell knows what’s ahead of him is undoubtedly his biggest challenge yet, and he looks prepared for it! You can keep up with the latest of Kaven Drell through his agent Harrison Wagner on Twitter, @HarrisonReps.

 

[Eventually, Kaven heads to the ring steps and takes a few sure steps up them, ducking in between the ropes into the ring where he soon finds a seat in his corner and waits for the sound of the bell to signal the beginning of the match.]


MIKE DEMPSEY

And his opponent, standing 5’5” and weighing in at 125 pounds, from Kimitsu, Japan, representing 4CW, she is the reigning, defending, undisputed Union Battleground Trench War Champion, “Little Yokai” Kimitsu Zombie!


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



MIGIKATA!
IREZUMI!
AGEKATA!
ZANZOU!


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


MIGIKATA!

IREZUMI!

AGEKATA!

ZANZOU!


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

 

DANTE REED

And now the Trench War Champion Kimitsu Zombie is here in Chi-Town! If there was ever an individual who embodies what Union Battleground is all about, it’s this woman right here! Every time she steps into that ring, she leaves it all out there and gets everything out of her opponent. We’ve seen her go toe-to-toe with The Outliers, take down the legendary Battleground Triple Crown Champion Emery Layton, and push our Union Battleground Champion Alyssa Daniels to the brink of defeat. Some may say this is one of her biggest feats to date, but for her, she takes it as just another day in the office. She’s been here before and prepares just the same. If you aren't already, be sure to follow Kimi on Twitter @YoYoBanzai.


[Kaven Drell stands up out of the corner to hold his War Horse Championship high into the air. “Kill! Drell! Kill!” chants break out to Kimitsu’s utter disgust. The referee takes the championship from Drell as he looks upon in with admiration for perhaps the final time. Kimitsu mocks him in the corner.]


[Zombie and Drell both look around at the set all around the ring. The small drone hovers above the ring to show these two superstars in high definition. The referee takes both the Trench War and War Horse Championships and holds them up high in the center of the ring before tossing them to a ringside crew member. The ref checks off with each competitor one last time before calling for the bell!]


[DING!]


[Zombie and Kaven both begin to circle one another in the ring. Drell extends a hand toward the champion and she leans forward quickly for a vicious headbutt! The shot dazes Drell leading Kimitsu to charge with some shotei strikes! She works him toward the corner with a wicked combination!]

 

DANTE REED

Zombie wasting no time and goes to work on Drell. She’ll need to capitalize on her superior speed and agility in this match up.


[Drell reaches up to take hold of both of Zombie’s shoulder then shifts his feet quickly to completely swap positions with the champion in the corner. Kimitsu ends up with her back against the turnbuckles just before Kaven catches her across the chest with a back hand chop that echoes throughout! He quickly follows up with another solid knife edge chop! Drell then catches Zombie with a solid European uppercut, sending her back into the turnbuckles! She then falls forward toward Drell, who bends to catch her on his back for a fireman’s carry slam! The War Horse champ quickly hooks a leg!]


… One!


… Kick out!

 

DANTE REED

Boom! Just like that, Drell is in the driver's seat.


[Kimitsu rolls out of the ring quickly to gather herself while the crowd begins to chant, “Kill! Drell! Kill!”. The champion walks alongside the apron on the outside and peers over at the helicopter hull. The nose has a streak of Johanna’s blood down the front from earlier. Zombie grins at this sight then looks up to see Drell diving through the ropes at her! Kimitsu ducks at the last possible moment, leading Kaven to crash face first on the outside floor! Zombie wastes little time and attacks with stomps down on the War Horse Champion. The referee begins her count inside the ring!]


… One!


[Zombie continues to stomp Kaven with all she’s got! Kaven takes hold of her right foot but she gets it on the floor then stomps him in the face with her left foot! The violent shot is shown in replay instantly from three different angles to show the true brutality of the Trench War champion.]

 

DANTE REED

And now Kimi quickly turns the tides and is back in control. I gotta say though, what’s up with the referee’s actually delivering on the count out rule tonight?! This is Union fucking Battleground!


… Two!


[Kimitsu grins after the violent stomp to the face of Kaven Drell. The kick bloodied his nose and has left him in a complete daze on the outside floor. Drell ends up flat on his back looking up. Zombie steps on his crotch with all 125 pounds of her frame then twists her heel into his manhood before pushing off to slide back into the ring! The men in the audience give a collective groan of empathy for Kaven.]


… Three!


[Zombie works this Drell friendly crowd while Kaven rolls around on the mat holding his junk.  The referee sternly warns Kimitsu but she dismisses it with a hair flip. Drell staggers to both feet with a look of crazy across his face. He slides in to break the count and Kimitsu rushes in to attack but gets caught by Drell in a belly to belly suplex! He slings his smaller opponent halfway across the ring! Kaven quickly gets back to his feet to continue his momentum while Zombie staggers back up to her feet just as he reaches her. Drell wraps both arms around the waist of the champion then hoists her up from behind with a wicked exploder suplex! Kimitsu bounces off the turnbuckles then ends up close to the corner on her back.]


“KILL! DRELL! KILL!”


[Kaven scales the turnbuckles quickly then turns around to face back out into the ring. Drell leaps off looking for a flying headbutt but Kimitsu leaps up to her feet suddenly then leaps up to catch Drell around the back of his head with both hands for a sit out facebuster counter that wows everyone watching on even Zombie! She quickly gets over to Drell to hook a leg!]


… One!


… Two!


… T- Kick out!

 

DANTE REED

Zombie playing possum and catches Drell with a nice counter!


[Zombie raises up with her nose snarling with frustration. The replay of her sit out facebuster counter plays across the big screen from the drones point of view which leads the crowd to break out in chants.]

 

“THIS IS AWESOME!”

 

[Drell shakes his head on the mat to clear his mind after the brutal counter. Zombie walks over to Kaven, who stumbles up to one knee. She comes in to get ahold of Drell but he counters with a solid headbutt! Then another! Both leaves cuts from the impact across the forehead of the Trench War champion! Drell rushes in to grapple up Zombie but she hits the mat and quickly rolls out of the ring! She shakes her head while walking alongside the apron. Blood trickles from each cut but she wipes it from her brow then turns slowly to face Kaven Drell, who still stands inside the ring.]

 

DANTE REED

Just take a look at the carnage these two are dishing out, and where others may crumble, Zombie and Drell feed off it.


[Zombie rolls back into the ring full of anger and frustration only to be nailed by the War Horse champion! She still manages to get back to her feet but he spins her around to get a hold of Kimitsu from behind! Kaven applies a cross face chicken wing! Zombie fights to free her trapped arm but the stronger Drell refuses to allow this. The referee comes in to watch for a tap but Kimitsu has no intention of doing that.]

 

DANTE REED

Kimi may be in some trouble here! Drell is like a steel trap with his grip. She’s gonna have to get creative to try and escape this one here.


[Kaven continues to apply pressure before falling to the mat taking Kimitsu along for the ride. On the mat he locks the maneuver in looking for a tap. Zombie refuses but begins to fade. The referee comes in even closer to watch. Kimitsu’s eyes widen a bit before slowly closing. The referee lifts her free right arm and it hits the mat with a thud. Once again, the ref lifts up the lifeless hand of Zombie before dropping it to the mat but before it hits, she comes alive! Kaven believed he had a new belt but Kimitsu refuses to give up. She kicks her feet out from her body and manages to reach the ropes with her feet! The referee quickly breaks the hold to Drell’s utter shock.]

 

DANTE REED

Looking on the brink of extinction, Kimitsu somehow has found another gear and keeps this one alive!


[Zombie and Drell are sent to their respective corners before the referee resumes the match up. Kaven comes right back at Kimitsu, who counters with a picture perfect standing frankensteiner! Kimitsu then rushes over to the ropes to glide through out onto the apron. She then turns around to face back inside the ring while gripping the top rope. Drell staggers up to his feet and turns around leading Zombie to jump up on the top rope then leap off looking for a cross body! Fail! Drell catches her in midair then holds onto her briefly before slinging her back over his head while simultaneously falling back! Kimitsu slams against the mat with real force! Drell hooks a leg quick!]


… One!


… Kick out!

 

DANTE REED

This back and forth war has been a roller coaster! Just when you think one is gaining total control, the other snaps back to even the score! I’m not sure how much longer either one will last!


[Zombie leaps to her feet catching Drell off guard completely! She then takes off at him for an arm drag into the turnbuckles in the corner which disorients the War Horse Champ! Kimitsu continues her momentum by rushing to the opposite corner then turning to face Drell from across the ring before taking off at him at full velocity! Kimitsu hits the slumped over Kaven with double knees in the corner! Drell falls to the mat face first then rolls over onto his back, directly in front of the turnbuckles. Kimitsu scales the corner again facing away from her opponent. Once she reaches the top turnbuckle she leaps off performing a moonsault. Kaven counters again, lifting up both knees and she hits ribs first across them! The counter cracks a rib and Kimitsu can’t hide it. She rolls around on the mat in real pain while Drell recovers on the mat.]

 

DANTE REED

Kimitsu looks to be in some serious pain here, folks.


[Kaven gets to his feet after a moment and watches Zombie roll around holding her ribs. He slowly approaches her then falls down to drop a right elbow across her rib cage! The Trench War Champion’s eyes widen and even water a bit from the stinging pain! Drell gets up quickly then begins to stomp down on the now injured ribs of Zombie! She rolls around attempting in vain to avoid the onslaught. Kimitsu catches his right foot suddenly then twists it with all she’s got! Drell hits the mat with a now twisted ankle! Both wrestlers are down leading the referee to begin her count!]


… One!


[Both wrestlers stir on the mat but neither can get to their feet as of yet!]


… Two!


[The drone films overhead to stream the unfolding scene below worldwide. Zombie gets to one knee but obviously favors her ribs now. Drell also reaches a knee as both wrestlers face each other. Both have blood on their faces from this war they continue to wage.]


… Three!


… Four!


[The crowd’s anticipation continues to grow as the two wrestlers crawl toward each other slowly.]


… Five!


[Zombie and Kaven reach each other in the center of the ring and immediately begin swapping blows! Both wrestlers are on their knees! Kimitsu hammers Drell across the face with a right hook before Kaven hits her with a left jab!]


… Six!


[The two continue battle without a single care about the referee or her count.]


… Seven!


… Eight!

 

DANTE REED

Zombie and Drell are zeroed in on each other and pay no regards to the ref. The referee ought to know better than to count this match out!


[Kimitsu leaps up to her feet suddenly to break the count before getting ahold of Drell around the neck in a headlock! She then begins punching him in the face with her free hand while still clutching him tightly in the lock! Suddenly Drell wraps both arms around Kimitsu before hoisting her high up to the air from behind! He then falls back slamming the Trench War champion against the mat and further injuring her ribs! She shrieks out in real pain from the counter while the War Horse champion gets back to his feet to hover above her.]


[The drone hovers above to show a wide shot of Drell circling a fallen Zombie now. Kimitsu somehow gets back to one knee then both feet but Kaven comes flying in with a violent rip cord elbow shot to her jaw! The shot sends her back into the ropes! She hits back first then comes flying back at Drell, who leaps up onto his smaller opponent briefly before dropping her with a headshrinker!]


"KILL! DRELL! KILL!"


[The maneuver leaves Kimitsu lifeless in the center of the ring. Drell rushes over alongside her to hook a leg!]


… One!


… Two!


… Three!


[DING DING DING!]


MIKE DEMPSEY

Here is your winner, AND NEW Union Battleground Trench War Champion, Kaven Drell!


[The crowd erupts as the referee comes over to hand Drell the Trench War championship. He throws the belt over his shoulder before the referee holds Kaven’s right hand high in the air in victory.]

 

DANTE REED

I don’t believe it! Kaven Drell has taken down Kimitsu Zombie and is now the new owner of the Trench War Championship! Listen to this crowd right now!


"KILL! DRELL! KILL!"


[The cameras show a wide shot of the new champion with the crowd rocking the entire building. The Union Battleground faithful are on their feet for this moment. Not a person is standing while Kaven extends a hand out at Zombie, who takes it. Drell helps her up and the crowd praises both wrestlers for such a performance. “KILL! DRELL! KILL!” chants continue.]

 

DANTE REED

Incredible display of sheer willpower by both of these competitors, but in the end, it’s Kaven Drell who prevails. He continues his undefeated streak en route to capturing the Trench War Championship! Is there anyone out there that can stop this man?

SHOTS FIRED

[It’s show day and you know what that means! That’s right, a televisual appearance from the Hellcat Spangled Death Squad with considerably reduced production values. Tonight they’re in the arena. I mean we’re all in the arena. It’s show day, I said that already. And it’s Lisa who steps up first, looking positively furious. Not stab a woman in a nightclub toilet furious but mad about stuff all the same. Let’s get to it.]

LISA SELDON
There’s a lot of dumb shit our opponents dropped on screen that we need to wade through, but there’s only really one thing that stood out for me. So if you’re a big fan of Big Billy Boring Bones and his child bride or the cast of White Friday then you might want to tune out for the next few minutes.


[Lisa pauses for just a brief second, takes a breath and then begins her massacre.]

LISA SELDON
Hanako told me that the only reason Anna Mathews and I were able to hold onto the Yamashi Promotions tag titles was because the Osaka Rebels didn’t want them. And you know, maybe she’s right. The two of them certainly have a lot of history there. I mean Masatake is a former Independent Deathmatch World Heavyweight Champion and won their big Carnage Carnival tournament last year. Hanako meanwhile is currently a double champion, holding their IJPW Shoot Crown and DTW World Champions.


[Ana nods in agreement, but in reality, she’s pretending to have even the simplest understanding of what’s happening. Lisa’s passionate about it though and she does her best to mirror her partner.]

LISA SELDON
They’ve also both had multiple Eternal Warfare reigns between them and their entire collection of two Union Battleground Battalion defences have come on shows under the Yamashi promotions banners, including one just the other week where they got promoted to the main event over my After Dark title defence. Quite the opposite of what happened when Anna and I were put in a very similar situation in DTW where apparently the World title always has to go on top.


[She’s pretty serious about all this. Times like this where you’re grateful Lisa doesn’t own a gun.]

LISA SELDON
Still. They’ve done so well for themselves there that anyone would think they ran the fucking place. Which would look real fucking scummy and therefore cannot possibly be true.


[And Lisa means every word coming out of her mouth.]

LISA SELDON
Now, I can’t really go much further down that road without opening up a whole Pandora’s Box or horseshit and self-flagellation. So let me instead say this. Your whole point against me was based on a hypothetical win you cannot back-up. And if you’re not a fucking idiot who can’t see how bad it looks from the outside, you definitely should not pursue it.


[Lisa finally takes a step back and Anastasia just looks at her partner in silence for a moment. After everything seems to have settled, Anastasia cautiously steps up to the plate.]


ANASTASIA HAYDEN
Look, I’m going to be very honest, very real, and very raw with you all tonight. Maybe not as raw as Lisa, but raw. I’m not really interested in talking all that much. I’ve said my piece before this. You already know what I’m intending on doing and you already have a pretty good grasp of what I’m going to do. I’ve said that Lisa and myself are going to win the Battalion Championships tonight and guess what?


[A pause.]

ANASTASIA HAYDEN
That’s exactly what’s going to happen. It doesn’t take a sixth sense to figure out what comes next. There’s only one team in this match that I’ve got complete confidence in winning and that’s us! Sure, the Osaka Rebels have a great chance on paper, but they’ve grown complacent in their spot and lazy. We? We, surprisingly, aren’t lazy! We’re not like Dead Cute who just walked into this match. We’re not like 2HighKru who are annoying teenagers who just discovered marijuana for the first time, who are also shit.


[Ana shakes her head and Lisa presumably is in agreement with her.]

ANASTASIA HAYDEN
The Osaka Rebels were the only team in this whole thing that I actually believed stood a chance against us, but after hearing Lisa, I’ve changed my mind. She is out for blood, more so than usual, and quite frankly? I’m here for it. So I’ll just cover you other four losers instead. 2HighKru, you smoke weed, that’s not very cool or impressive in 2019. Now, if you were smoking crack or PCP, it’d be a different story, but as it stands, you’re a dimebag a dozen.


[Oh, she made a joke. Dreadful.]

ANASTASIA HAYDEN
I understand that Eminem helped broker the path for wrestlers such as yourselves, but you need to pump the brakes a bit and leave that shit in the mid-2000s where it belongs. You can be all rowdy and tough, but...come on. Come on, boys. I’ve seen this act before and where does it get you? Nowhere! Just roasted by assholes like myself. I’m sure you can do better than that Flash and as for Jay...well, admittedly, I don’t really know you, but you were a champion in Empire, which means you’re a loser.


[She makes a clicking sound with her mouth as she winks and points a finger gun at the screen.]

ANASTASIA HAYDEN
Tough break. And Dead Cute, I don’t really know what else I need to say. It’s already a bit odd that Josh Kennedy is porking a teenager as he approaches his late twenties. Lisa’s words, not mine. But sorta mine too. Romeo and Juliet aside, I know what Josh Kennedy is capable of by himself, but I don’t know what he thinks he’s going to do with Fallon in his corner. I’m sure they probably said how they’re going to overcome these hurdles, but to be honest, I didn’t listen much or care to in the first place.


[Ana shrugs her shoulders.]

ANASTASIA HAYDEN
We’ve said our pieces. We’ve done our time. Osaka Rebels, 2HighKru, Dead Cute, they’re all boring and going to lose. They’re great wrestlers, sure, but we’re better and we’re going to get even better after beating them all. Those Battalion Championships are going to look great in our collection. See you fucks out there.


[Throwing up her shakabrah thing, Lisa tries to mimic it, but still fuming a bit and just walks off with Ana heading off screen to follow her partner.]

COMMERCIAL BREAK

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MIKE DEMPSEY
The following battle is scheduled for one fall and is a triple threat match for the Union Battleground Championship! Introducing first standing 5’10” and weighing in at 200 pounds, representing Death Trip Wrestling, from the Streets, he is Matt “Deathrow” King!


[The sound of a 1957 Chevy engine being started up and revved is heard as a heavily modified deep voice says…]



THOUGH MANY HAVE COME
THERE WILL NEVER BE ANOTHER ONE
QUITE LIKE THE KING


[Then Yelawolf tells everybody to get the fuck up as Matt King walks out from behind the curtain and pounds his chest before also slapping the top of his bald head.]

 

DANTE REED

Here comes the Backyard Brawler, Matt King right now. This guy is somewhat relatively new in the big leagues, but he’s quickly making waves. MDK’s popularity has been on a steady incline ever since stepping foot in DTW. King is looking to take home THE Union Battleground Championship back to Japan and usher in a new era. Be sure to keep up with him on Twitter @MattDeathrowKng.

 

[After a few choice words to pump up the fans Matt sprints down to the ring and slides in getting to his feet immediately and throwing up hIs hands to acknowledge the fans.]



WARRIOR!
WARRIOR!
WHAT DOESN’T KILL YOU MAKES YOU STRONGER
I CAN FEEL THE BLADES CUTTING MY SKIN
BUT THERE’S A WILL WITHIN.


[The beginning beat to “Warrior” begins to play as Kaelan Laughlin appears from behind the curtain with a cheer to meet the ones coming from the crowd.]

 

DANTE REED

And now finally, the return of Kaelan Laughlin in Union Battleground! It’s always a special night when you get to see her in action. Kaelan continues to travel and compete all over the world, and tonight she’s back here for a shot at redemption. If you all recall, Laughlin fell in the quarterfinals of the Crown of the King Cobra Tournament to the runner up, Mikey Svarro. Of course Mikey has some help in securing that win as he usually does, but tonight Kaelan has the opportunity to make amends to that loss.

 

[She stands on the top of the ramp soaking up all the cheers before she begins to speed walk her way down the mushroom cloud ramp. Slapping fans hands as she goes.]

MIKE DEMPSEY
Now making her way to the ring, standing 5’6” and weighing in at 135 pounds, from Belfast, Northern Ireland, representing 4CW, she is Kaelan Laughlin!

[Kaelan stops at the bottom of the mushroom cloud ramp and bounces on her feet before taking off at a run to slide under the ropes. Sliding into the ring and rising up off her knees, flipping her long hair back as she does.]

 

DANTE REED

Be sure to follow Kaelan on Twitter @IrishRoseKae.

 

[Laughlin Walks to the ropes to lean over them and throw her hands in the air to pose before hopping off as the music fades out and she begins to pace and stretch getting ready for the match.]



AM I BRAVE ENOUGH? AM I STRONG ENOUGH?
TO FOLLOW THE DESIRE THAT BURNS FROM WITHIN
TO PUSH AWAY MY FEAR, TO STAND WHERE I'M AFRAID
I AM THROUGH WITH THIS, 'CAUSE I AM MORE THAN THIS


[The lights dim as 'I Am The Fire' by Halestorm plays throughout the arena. Magenta spotlights spin through the crowd with the rhythm of the music. Alyssa Daniels steps out onto the ramp to roaring cheers from the crowd, the Union Battleground Championship held tightly on her left shoulder. She smiles and waves in appreciation of their adoration.]

 

DANTE REED

And finally, the Union Battleground Champion is in the house, ready to compete! We last saw Daniels defend her title against Flash Kassidy at Crown of the King Cobra, and since then, she’s had to continuously look over her shoulder for the Egyptian Monster Inaros. We haven’t seen either one much since that night, which surely has kept the fans, along with Alyssa herself, in constant anxious anticipation.

 

[Her eyes then lock on the ring as her demeanor changes from pleased and happy to intense and focused. She marches down the ramp and leaps up onto the apron then over the top rope displaying her quickness and agility. She then climbs the turnbuckle as the chorus hits, lifting the championship to the crowd and pumping it to the lyrics.]



I AM THE FIRE!


MIKE DEMPSEY
Now making her way to ring, standing 5’8” and weighing in at 135 pounds, from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, she is the reigning, defending, undisputed Union Battleground Champion, “The Heart of Infinity” Alyssa Daniels!

[The crowd sings along with Alyssa to the rhythm of her pumping fist. She hops down from the turnbuckle and hands the championship to the official. She pulls the ropes to stretch for the upcoming match.]

 

DANTE REED

Alyssa’s main focus right now is to try and walk out of here with her title in hand. Going up against two world class competitors that bring a different style. This is sure to light some fireworks! Be sure to follow Alyssa on Twitter @ItsMeAlyssaD.


[The referee takes the Union Battleground championship from Alyssa then holds it up in the center of the ring. The three wrestlers size each other from different corners. The anticipation grows as the referee hands the title off to a ring crew member before calling for the bell!]

 

DANTE REED

Here we go!


[DING!]


[The match starts with all three wrestlers charging right at one another! The bell still echoes through the air as Alyssa gives King a right hook only to be caught with a left from Laughlin! Deathrow comes flying in with an elbow to the forehead of the champion! He follows up by trapping her right arm then hammers Daniels with headbutt after headbutt! Alyssa falls to the mat from the violent shots! Matt turns around to catch a solid elbow from Kaelan! She then takes hold of his right hand and Irish whips him through the ropes and out of the ring! Alyssa still struggles on the mat while Laughlin hits the mat to roll out of the ring to chase down King.]

 

DANTE REED

And we’re firing on all cylinders right outta the gate!


[The drone circles overhead to give the best perspective of this unfolding championship match. The champion struggles in the ring while her two opponents face off on the outside with fists! Deathrow kicks Laughlin in the gut, leading her to bend forward so Matt hooks her for a double underhook piledriver on the outside floor! King gets up quickly to hover above Kaelan. He steps on her forehead with his right foot to plant her against the floor then fishes around in his pockets. Deathrow retrieves a shoehorn from his pants! He then leans down while still applying pressure to Laughlin’s forehead with his foot but uses his left hand to pry her right eye open while she kicks her feet out attempting to escape her heavier opponent.]

 

DANTE REED

Holy shit! What the fuck is Deathrow doing here?!


[King takes the shoe horn closer and closer to the right eye of Kaelan with true malice intent. Just as MDK gets the shoehorn a few inches from the eye, Alyssa Daniels comes flying in from the top turnbuckle inside the ring to the outside with a beautiful tornado DDT that plants King’s head into the outside floor! The crowd pops for the champion!]

 

"HOLY SHIT! HOLY SHIT! HOLY SHIT! HOLY SHIT!"


[Laughlin comes up breathing heavy with a look that could murder across her face after what King attempted. Daniels and Kaelan then work as a team to grapple up the heavier MDK to Irish whip him into the ring apron! He hits back first then falls face first to the outside floor. The two women then turn slowly to each other. Alyssa and Laughlin then begin hammering one another with fists causing the crowd to erupt! Daniels gets the upper hand with a jab then quickly rolls Kaelan into the ring.]

 

DANTE REED

The Champ brings this one back inside the ring. Folks in case you haven’t noticed already, this isn’t for the squeamish!


[Laughlin rolls to her feet while Alyssa comes in close quarters for body kicks! She nails the mat technician with kick after kick! Daniels works Kaelan into the corner but she tries to fight her way out but the champion ends up Irish whipping her into the ropes! Laughlin ducks the clothesline to bounce off the ropes on the opposite side! She sling shots back to nail Alyssa with a swinging neckbreaker! Kaelan quickly hooks a leg!]


… One!


… Broken up by King!

 

DANTE REED

Just another added element to this bout. King breaks the pin fall and all three competitors are back inside the ring.


[Matt King got back in the ring while the two women were going at it, completely unnoticed. MDK gets out onto the apron after breaking up the pin but not before stomping down on both women. On the apron, King grips the top rope in both hands anxiously waiting for one of the ladies to stand up to receive a flying forearm but Daniels rolls out of the ring to avoid this! Kaelan stands up and turns but takes off at King full speed ahead! He adjusts his feet on the apron then lowers his body between the top and bottom ropes. As Laughlin approaches fast, King slingshots through the ropes for a spear! King quickly hooks a leg!]


… One!


… Broken up by Daniels!


[King rolls out of the ring while Laughlin takes a minute on the mat to catch her breath after the vicious spear that’s replayed in high def for the masses. Daniels gives chase but Matt walks over to the set. He looks down at the imitation M16 that has a helmet on top with a pair of dog tags. MDK takes the helmet off the fake gun then carefully straps it to his head. Daniels walks closer and closer toward King but he can feel someone approaching from behind so he snatches the imitation rifle from the sand quickly then holds it by the barrel almost like a baseball bat then swings around wildly! The butt of the gun nails Alyssa across the jaw with violent force! The champion falls back into the sand!]

 

DANTE REED

And down goes Daniels! MDK capitalizes on the custom stage set and uses it to his advantage!


[Alyssa ends up next to the jeep. The jeep sits up high with a gun turret atop. Matt walks over to her and quickly grapples the champion up to her feet. He lifts her high into the air and does not notice Kaelan Laughlin sneaking up behind him. King hoists the Daniels above his head and his arms and legs shake slightly but he holds her up but before Matt can throw Daniels at the jeeps windshield, he gets a low blow from behind by Laughlin!]

 

DANTE REED

The ultimate equalizer! MDK is down!


[Alyssa ends up falling onto the hood of the jeep with a loud thud that leaves a small dent. She catches her bearings while Kaelan takes hold of the back of Matt’s head to smash it into the front of the jeep! Laughlin begins smashing MDK’s head into the jeep over and over! The crowd loses it when she finally allows him to fall face first in the sand. Kaelan then looks up at Alyssa struggling on the hood and slowly narrows her eyes at the champion before crawling up the front of the jeep.]


[Laughlin gets on the hood of the tall jeep then immediately takes hold of the legs of the champion, whose left jaw now has a gash from the fake rifle shot courtesy of Deathrow. Laughlin hooks Daniels in a Texas cloverleaf on the hood of the jeep! The crowd goes crazy while Alyssa struggles to escape.]

 

"KAE-LAN LAUGH-LIN! KAE-LAN LAUGH-LIN!"


[The jeep has aftermarket shocks and sits very high in the air. Alyssa digs into the paint of the hood attempting to escape but any sportsmanship was thrown out the window right off the rip. King stirs but realizes his opponents are on the hood leading him to crouch to crawl around to the back. He slowly creeps around the edge of the jeep until he reaches the drivers door.]

 

DANTE REED

Wait a minute, what’s MDK doing here?!


[MDK crawls up the side of the jeep with Laughlin facing away from him and back toward the ring but Alyssa see’s him sneaking up. Alyssa begins to fade from the pain of the cloverleaf that Kaelan continues to punish her with. Daniels watches on as King reaches down over the side of the jeep to rip off the driver side mirror! MDK then slides down the windshield directly behind the two women. He then smacks Laughlin over the back of the head with the mirror, glass first! The glass shatters and sends Kaelan off the front of the jeep and into the sand in a pile! The back of her head begins to bleed while King drops off the front of the jeep to admire his work.]

 

DANTE REED

This match so far has fed off of MDK’s style. This is his bread and butter and looks to take control.

 

[Daniels slowly gets to her feet on the hood while MDK believes she is still down. Daniels rolls off the hood and hits the sand on her hands and knees. She winces slightly after hitting her stretched legs after the prolonged cloverleaf. The effects leave her reeling but she stumbles to her feet and back toward the ring! King notices her out of the corner of his eye and immediately gives chase.]

 

DANTE REED

MDK is on the prowl! He sees Alyssa limping towards the ring and he’s stalking her, ready to pounce!


[Alyssa is favoring her right leg obviously now but she manages to get to the apron and roll back into the ring. Matt King stops at the edge of the ring then immediately dives beneath it! He completely disappears! Laughlin begins to stir in front of the jeep. She may have a concussion after the shot while Daniels still bleeds from the fake rifle shot prior. Alyssa gets up on one knee in the ring then begins looking around for Deathrow. King emerges on the opposite side of the ring with an arm full of goodies. He throws a bag filled with something into the ring shortly after re-emerging. Matt also located a claw hammer beneath the ring and now clutches it close. Daniels looks down at the bag that landed directly in front of her while keeping an eye on her dangerous deathmatch opponent.]

 

DANTE REED

Are you kidding me right now?! What on earth is King planning on doing here? Build a clubhouse?


[Daniels watches as King circles the ring but she reaches down and picks up the bag. She then rips it open with one swift tear! Lego’s fall over the place. The bag had many many lego pieces that now are all over the ring. This confuses the champion.]


[Alyssa looks at all the legos on the mat but takes her eye off the ball briefly allowing Deathrow to roll in the ring with the claw hammer in hand. Alyssa swings around after realizing King is out of sight! Deathrow catches her in the face with a bicycle knee that drives the champion into the pile of Lego’s back first! She winces in pain after landing while simultaneously now understanding the use of these children’s toys in a wrestling match! King hooks a leg!]


… One!


… Two!


… Th—NO! Kick out!

 

DANTE REED

We’re witnessing a Lego Deathmatch in the making folks! You can’t make this shit up!


[The crowd erupts at the champion breaking the pin at the last possible moment. Laughlin finally rolls into the ring unbeknownst to either Matt or Alyssa. King pops up to both knees with a look of frustration across his face. So close to becoming the Union Battleground champion. Kaelan comes into the ring holding the claw hammer and the referee attempts to plea to her it could threaten a career but those calls fall onto deaf ears. Small pieces of glass are still dug into the back of her beautiful red hair from the mirror shot delivered by MDK earlier. Kaelan whistles, leading King to turn around only to get smacked in the side of his head with the claw hammer! She turned it sideways for more impact and to not kill MDK. King hits the mat in a separate pile of Lego’s. Laughlin quickly hooks a leg!]


… One!


… Two!


… Break!

 

DANTE REED

Broken up by Alyssa Daniels! She won the Union Battleground Championship in a triple threat match. She knows what it takes to stay alive in this situation.


[Daniels hits the mat running while Kaelan staggers back to her feet with legos stuck all over her. Alyssa gets to the ropes and quickly glides through to end up out on the apron. Laughlin comes up angry after Alyssa costing her the championship. Once Kaelan reaches her feet she turns, leading Daniels to leap up on the top rope from the apron while facing in the ring to springboard off! She nails Laughlin with a superkick! The violent kick takes the superstar completely off her feet! The crowd erupts as Alyssa looks over at the corner before rushing to it!]


[Daniels climbs up on the bottom rope still favoring that right leg but she gets to the top quick. She dives off performing a 450 splash that turns to slow motion from the overhead shot of the drone. The beautiful shot catches all the flickers of cameras throughout before the champion lands the splash into an elbow drop!]

 

DANTE REED

SHOT TO THE HEART!

 

[Alyssa lands awkward but manages to hook Laughlin’s right leg while a bloody King attempts to reach over to break the pin!]


…  One!


… Two!


… Three!


[DING DING DING!]


MIKE DEMPSEY
Here is your winner, AND STILL Union Battleground Champion, Alyssa Daniels!


[The crowd erupts as the face of the company emerges with her title once more. This battle tested her like no other. Lego’s are stuck to her and she may have tweaked her right knee but she stands tall. Medics rush down to check on King while Laughlin shakes it off on the mat. The referee walks over to Alyssa with her championship and hands it to her before holding her left hand high into the air!]

DANTE REED
With the cards stacked against her, Alyssa Daniels retains her title once more! This is history in the making folks! Alyssa Daniels has now set the record for most successful Union Battleground Championship defenses! A mighty feat to accomplish, especially given the gutsy performances by Matt King and Kaelan Laughlin! Folks, stick around as we take a quick commercial break. When we return, it’s our main event of the evening! Osaka Rebels, Dead Cute, Hellcat Spangled Death Squad, and 2HighKru battle it out for the Battalion Championships!

COMMERCIAL BREAK

[As we return from the break, the crowd is at deafening volumes. The ring stained with blood at every corner and the custom stage set looking even more battered than before. A bird’s eye view shows Mike Dempsey standing in the ring, and as the camera angle descends to ground level, the hype man begins to speak.]

 

MIKE DEMPSEY

Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time for the Main Event of the evening! The following battle is scheduled for one fall, and is fatal fourway match for the Union Battleground Battalion Championships! Introducing first, currently standing in the ring, the team of Fallon Lockhart and Josh Kennedy — DEAD CUTE!


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

 

DANTE REED

Big opportunity for these two right here. Most would probably agree that Lockhart and Kennedy are the underdogs in this bout. But make no mistake, they’re ready to shock the world; and for Kennedy, score a little revenge on Hanako Takeuchi! Be sure to follow these love birds on Twitter, Josh Kennedy @KennedyMustDie and Fallon Lockhart @SupaFlyinFallon.


MIKE DEMPSEY
Now introducing, at a combined weight of 448 pounds, the team of Flash Kassidy and Jay Sinclair — 2HighKru!



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


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



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


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

 

DANTE REED

We’ve seen a new attitude from Flash Kassidy since bringing in his partner Jay Sinclair. No longer is he concerned about how the fans take him, he’s out here for glory and gold! And I don’t mean some Acapulco Gold either! Be sure to follow these cats on Twitter, Flash Kassidy @FlashMeKassidy and Jay Sinclair @JaypocalypseNow.


MIKE DEMPSEY
Now making their way to the ring at a combined weight of 258 lbs, the team of Anastasia Hayden and Lisa Seldon — The Hellcat Spangled Death Squad!


[The lights dim until the arena falls black. There’s an ominous hammerfall as "Destroy 2000 Years of Culture" by Atari Teenage Riot hits the ground running.]



IT'S A DEAD WORLD AND IT'S ABOUT THAT TIME TO CLEAR THINGS HERE!
ONE GENERATION FOLLOWS ANOTHER
BUT SOMETHING IN MY HEAD SAYS KEEP GOING
DON'T GIVE UP


[Lisa and Ana, a pair of Hellcats burst from the curtain amidst a swirling mass of red and purple spotlights. Ana steps forward, throwing up her weird, surfer dude hand gimmick. Lisa hangs back and leaves her to it. Ana chucks her mouthguard in and marches her way to the ring. Lisa saunters after but notices the hovering drone above along with the large battle set all around.]



DESTROY 2000 YEARS OF CULTURE
DESTROY 2000 YEARS OF CULTURE


[Ana hops up onto the apron and throws another hand up to the crowd. She then steps through the ropes and gives up the floor. Lisa jumps to the apron in a single stride, leans back to shoot a wink down the camera barrel and then goes up and over the ropes into the ring. Ana has already taken her perch on the top buckle, arms folded, chewing her mouthguard idly. Lisa steps in front of her and leans back into the corner.]

 

DANTE REED

And now for two of the biggest fan favorites throughout the entire industry, Lisa Seldon and Anastasia Hayden make their presence known wherever they go. With a list of accolades as long as their team names, these two have made it their duty to rejuvenate tag team wrestling. No doubt they are as entertaining to watch individually as anyone, together they are damn near unstoppable! Be sure to keep up with them on Twitter for all the latest championships they gather, Lisa Seldon @Lisacanrana and Anastasia Hayden @AnaKicks.
 

[The arena goes dark and sits still. Chills run down spines. Hairs raise on arms and the back of necks. Then “The Saints Are Coming” by Skids eases in to break the edgy silence.]



I CRIED TO MY DADDY ON THE TELEPHONE
HOW LONG NOW
UNTIL THE CLOUDS UNROLL AND YOU COME HOME
THE LINE WENT
BUT THE SHADOWS STILL REMAIN SINCE YOUR DESCENT
YOUR DESCENT


MIKE DEMPSEY

And finally, weighing in at a combined weight of 364 pound, they are the reigning, defending, undisputed Union Battleground Battalion Champions! The team of Masatake Kawamata and Hanako Takeuchi — The Osaka Rebels!

[White strobe lights flash to the drum beat and then the guitars kick in. The strobes stay synced with the drum as the music intensifies. The music is loud enough to shake the building. People can feel it in their chest, complimenting their anticipation.]



I CRIED TO MY DADDY ON THE TELEPHONE
HOW LONG NOW
UNTIL THE CLOUDS UNROLL AND YOU COME HOME
THE LINE WENT
BUT THE SHADOWS STILL REMAIN SINCE YOUR DESCENT
YOUR DESCENT


[The strobes go nuts along with the drums.]



THE SAINTS ARE COMING
THE SAINTS ARE COMING


[Masatake Kawamata and Hanako Takeuchi appear side-by-side in the entryway and the crowd roars for Osaka Rebels. They're both wearing sunglasses and black leather biker jackets. Kawamata has black jeans. Takeuchi wears black jean shorts. Both have black knee pads and boots. Both hold a Union Battleground Battalion Championship belt over one of their shoulders. Kawamata carries a steel chair wrapped in barbwire and gas-soaked rags over his right shoulder and has a cigarette hanging from his lips.]



I SAY NO MATTER HOW I TRY
I REALIZE THERE'S NO REPLY


[Kawamata and Takeuchi confidently stride toward the ring with broad shoulders – like punk rock marauders ready to conquer the world together – as strobes continue to flash.]

 

DANTE REED

And now our Battalion Champions make the final walkout of the night. This is what it’s all about, folks! The Osaka Rebels came into Union Battleground in season two right here in Chicago to ignite a series of matches against Sawtooth Grin and HeWhoCorrupts — aka The motherfuckin’ Outliers. Battling between here and DTW, the Osaka Rebels finally defeated those Oddfellows at the season finale Coup de Grâce to win those Battalion beauts. They’ve carried those titles all over the world and now they bring it all back full circle here in Chicago! Be sure to follow these two visionaries on Twitter, Masatake Kawamata @KingKawamata and Hanako Takeuchi @HanakoTakeuchi.


[The referee comes in to explain the rules of the match up to each of the teams. Kawamata and Hayden will be starting this one. The referee sends the rest of the teams to their respective corners then calls for the bell!]

 

DANTE REED

Here. We. Go!


[DING!]


[The King of Violence takes right off at Ana! She ducks his backhand chop then raises back up quickly to catch him with a neckbreaker! Masatake hits the mat but rolls back to his feet as does Hayden! Ana almost sneers at one half of the Battalion champions. He rushes in with a back hand chop that hits its mark! The shot sends Anastasia back into the ropes where Jay Sinclair slaps her on the back! The referee comes in to indicate a tag was made! Hayden begrudgingly exits through the ropes back out onto the apron alongside Frankenstein.]

 

DANTE REED

Ana gets tagged out by Jay Sinclair. An interesting twist to this main event Bout. Anyone can be tagged out, but only two competitors can be legal at a time. Try and keep up with that folks!
 

[Masatake takes off at Sinclair as soon as he gets through the ropes at full speed! Jay meets The King of Violence in the center of the ring to counter with a big time spinebuster! Sinclair slams the champion to the mat with all he’s got! Sinclair robs Kawamata of all the air in his lungs and hooks a leg!]


… One!


… Broken up by Seldon!

 

DANTE REED

Beautiful spinebuster but Frankenstein flies in to keep this one alive.


[Kassidy suddenly leaps up on the top rope from the apron then springboards off to catch Lisa with a flying superman punch! The shot sends her to mat while the referee attempts to regain control. Flash reaches his feet then is pushed by the ref back to his corner while Seldon vows revenge now sitting up in the ring.]


[The referee regains order by sending everyone to their corners but Jay and Masatake. The King of Violence has made it to his corner and tags in Hanako Takeuchi! Sinclair comes in fast at his smaller opponent but she counters with a spinning back fist that catches Jay flush on the jaw! The shot sends him back into the ropes where Josh Kennedy slaps him on the back. Tag Made!]

 

DANTE REED

Oh damn! It’s now Hanako and Kennedy in the ring! There’s no doubt some bad blood between these two that stems from their recent DTW World Championship match!


[Kennedy bounces through the ropes then makes his way for Hanako Takeuchi, who counters with another spinning backfist but Josh ducks it to hit the ropes! Kennedy slingshots back at Hanako looking for elbow to the back of the head but Takeuchi ducks at the last possible moment leading Kennedy to hit the ropes on the opposite side of the ring! Hanako follows behind him closely to clothesline the Deathmatch king out of the ring!]

 

DANTE REED

And Kennedy goes spilling out to ringside!


[Josh gets back to his feet on the outside then slides back into the ring almost immediately. The crowd goes wild for these two as they face each other down. Kennedy backs up against the ropes to bounce off while The Black Rose charges right at him! Josh catches her with a wicked Frankensteiner in the center of the ring! Kennedy quickly hooks a leg!]


… One!


… Broken up by Kawamata!


[The Black Rose gets to her feet but Seldon reaches out to tap her on the back. Tag made! Seldon glides through the ropes but is completely blindsided by Kennedy! The two begin swapping blows at one another causing the crowd to erupt! Two of the biggest stars in the world hit each other with everything they got! Josh suddenly uppercuts Frankenstein with a solid elbow! The shot sends her to the mat and he immediately hooks a leg!]


… One!


… Break!

 

DANTE REED

Ana breaks the pin!


[Kassidy and Jay pile into the ring as do Lockhart, and both champions before the Hellcats can take this one over! Everyone begins throwing fists while the poor official attempts to regain order. Fallon catches a headbutt from Frankenstein which causes her to fall back into the referee! He falls into the back of Jay, who believes its an opponent, leading Sinclair to swing back with a solid elbow! The violent shot catches the Union Battleground official in the temple! All of the wrestlers inside the ring stop and watch him fall to the mat in slow motion for a moment. Once the referee’s head bounces off the mat and he is down…  All hell breaks loose.]

 

DANTE REED

Chaos is about to ensue!


[The champions waste little time searching for weapons as do all of the deathmatch wrestlers within this main event. The Osaka Rebels are beneath the ring searching almost before the referee hits the mat. The Hellcats are on their tails while Kennedy and Flash are now swapping blows in the center of the ring around the fallen ref.]


[Hayden has ahold of Fallon on the outside of the ring now. She takes her by the hair of the head over toward the ring post but suddenly Lockhart shifts her feet while leaning forward to end up behind Anastasia! She then pushes Hayden into the ring post face first! Ana hits the floor holding her nose that’s now busted! Fallon smiles at her handy work only to look up to see a charging Lisa Seldon coming at her off the apron! Double Knees! Frankenstein rides her to the outside floor with real force!]

 

DANTE REED

Fallon ate a pair of knees by Seldon! Mess with her partner, be prepared for the wrath of Lisa Frankenstein!


[Seldon checks on Ana while Hanako Takeuchi on the opposite side of the ring comes up from behind Flash Kassidy, who turns to face her at the last moment. Takeuchi points behind Jay, who turns to see Kawamata holding a chair! Hanako rushes to the side of Masatake just before he tosses the chair to Kassidy, who catches it leading both champions to super kick into his face! The violent nature of the team work stirs the crowds emotions.]

 

“OOOH!”


[Fallon Lockhart on the opposite side of the ring on the outside is still down after catching two knees to the chest courtesy of Frankenstein. Kennedy has made it to her side then begins Hellcat hunting around the side of the ring. Meanwhile, Lisa and Ana are on the opposite side of the ring. Lisa reaches beneath the apron to pull out a ladder. She looks at it and recalls her shoot. Seldon looks into the ring and realizes the referee is still out so she begins to stand it up on the outside. Ana doesn’t notice Kennedy sneaking up on her because she notices Takeuchi light a torch on the opposite of the ring, the champion’s favorite. Hayden warns Lisa, who finishes setting up the ladder at last. She looks up to admire it but Kennedy comes out of nowhere with a spinning heel kick to Ana Hayden! The impact of the shot echoes throughout! Lisa marches around the ladder to confront Josh but is cut off by a blow torch! Hanako attempts to burn Seldon in her face but she falls back to just miss the flames!]

 

DANTE REED

Oh my god! Someone bust out the marshmallows!


[Kennedy turns right into a knee to the gut from Masatake! He follows up with a lifting double underhook DDT on the outside floor! Seldon has made her way around the ring to avoid The Black Rose. Frankenstein ends up on the steel mushroom cloud ramp at the stage set. She looks down to see the imitation rifle that still has some of the Union Battleground Champion’s blood on it from earlier. Seldon looks up to catch a fist from Fallon Lockhart! Anastasia gets to her feet and wipes the blood from her face. The small drone hovers above to film and closes in on Fallon and Lisa with Takeuchi stalking both with a blow torch.]


[The drone pans slow to show in graphic detail the violence. Lisa falls up against the small chopper prop on the set that continues to smoke from the tail wing. Frankenstein remembers seeing what happened to Krieger in this same position so she quickly gets to both knees only to be brought back down by a picture perfect shining wizard! The crowd gasps suddenly but Fallon doesn’t realize why until the camera angle directly in front of her fades back to reveal Takeuchi has set her hair on fire from behind! Josh rushes up to put it out quickly but it burns away a large patch before he can. Kennedy turns and takes hold of the blow torch. They swing it back and forth sprouting fire everywhere! The crowd begins to chant!]


“THIS-IS-AWESOME! THIS-IS-AWESOME!”


[Jay Sinclair comes in to help Josh finally take the blow torch from the crazed champion. Meanwhile, Fallon continues to reach back at her seared hair. Flash and Hayden suddenly appear from the left side of the ring swapping shots and kicks! Anastasia finally catches him with a dropkick to send Flash back into the security barrier along the sand! They are a few feet from the jeep with the gun turret. The referee has yet to move inside the ring.]

 

DANTE REED

Absolute anarchy is spread all throughout the arena folks! I don’t know how to even call this, just sit back and enjoy!


[Kennedy and Sinclair continue to fight the champions near Lisa’s ladder while Seldon herself has gotten back up. The camera angle changes to show Hayden and Flash still fighting near the jeep. Finally The Grand Duchess backs up to get a running go at Flash for a leg lariat! Kassidy and Ana hit the sand. Kassidy pops up but not before Hayden, who leaps to both feet and nails him with an open palm shot! Then another! Ana backs away to allow her foe to stand. Flash gets up and immediately kicks the side of Anastasia’s right knee! She falls to the sand clutching at it with both hands.]


[Meanwhile, back alongside the ring, Kennedy has been tossed over the barrier into the crowd by the champions. Takeuchi then turns her ire toward Jay Sinclair, who comes flying in only to be tripped up by the blow torch on the floor! Kawamata laughs briefly at this before turning to locate Josh, who nails him from across the barrier with a friendly fan’s chair! The violent shot leaves a gash across his forehead. Kennedy leaps over the barrier and begins swinging at Sinclair! They fight around the side of the ring as Seldon makes it over to the jeep, where Flash continues to stomp and punish the right knee of Anastasia Hayden!]


[Ana attempts to crawl away but Kassidy refuses to allow this. He stomps down on her knee until he gets swung around from behind suddenly! Before Flash can even react, Frankenstein swings her body around to catch him flush on the jaw with a roundhouse kick! Kassidy falls back onto the large jeep leading Lisa to charge! Flash catches her with a knee to the sternum then hooks her for a snap suplex onto the hood of the jeep! She hits hard on her back while Ana crawls back toward the ring working to get her knee to cooperate. Kassidy climbs up on the jeep as Seldon staggers up. Flash pushes her back as they face each other on top of the vehicle! Lisa falls back but misses the gun turret and then disappears completely!]

 

DANTE REED

Kawamata and Takeuchi have been working together here at ringside while Lisa and Ana team together on the main stage. Now Flash has gained an edge on Lisa with Ana nowhere in sight. Divide and conquer! Excellent strategy!


[Kassidy crawls up the windshield to investigate the mysterious and sudden disappearance of Frankenstein. Flash notices the moonroof behind the gun turret is open! Lisa pops up out of it to take hold of the gun then swings it from left to right with all she’s got! The barrell swings and takes both of Flash’s feet from beneath him! He falls face first on the windshield of the jeep! A large gash is left across his forehead afterwards. Seldon crawls up out of the jeep to admire her handy work. Kassidy gets to his knees somehow with blood trickling down his face. Lisa grins briefly before taking off across the top of the jeep! She nails Flash with a dropkick that sends him off the jeep with sudden force! Lisa hits hard on the hood once again from the maneuver but this time on her side.]

 

DANTE REED

Everyone seems to be taking full advantage of the themed stage set here tonight. It’s truly a war zone out there!


[The drone’s camera takes over from above the ring to show Kennedy roll in. Hayden has made it up but obviously favors her right knee. She hits her left knee to relieve her right. Fallon comes out of nowhere with a flying knee but Ana ducks and catches Lockhart with a drop toe hold! The trip causes her to fall face first into sand!]


[The referee finally stirs on the mat but does not get up. The Osaka Rebels are now back inside the ring fighting it out with Kennedy and Jay Sinclair. Josh swings around suddenly to look for Fallon on the outside of the ring. He can see her and Hayden now fighting it out near the chopper. Ana hoists Lockhart up on her left shoulder. She limps a bit but still carriers Lockhart toward the chopper while picking up speed! Hayden tosses Fallon face first through the hole where the windshield use to be on the chopper! She ends up bouncing off the back of the seats and right into the instruments on the dash.]

 

DANTE REED

Get to da choppa!


[Kennedy attempts to go help but is cut off by the Osaka Rebels! They come at the deathmatch ace but out of nowhere, Sinclair comes flying in from the top turnbuckle with a crossbody to the champions! He takes them both down! Kennedy wants to end this now to help Fallon so as soon as the Osaka Rebels are back up, he and Jay both clothesline them out of the ring! The two men then turn on one another. Josh catches Jay off guard with an into a implant DDT!]


[The referee stirs while the drone comes in close above to film Kennedy and Jay. Lisa watches this from the outside while Ana continues to struggle. Frankenstein notices the referee coming too and the drone hovering right above Josh Kennedy, who has his back turned to her. Seldon quickly makes her way to the ladder she set up earlier alongside the ring. She quickly climbs up the rungs of the ladder until she reaches the top. Once she does she can look down onto the hovering drone and Josh Kennedy, who kicks Jay on out of the ring. The crowd looks on in complete and utter fascination.]

 

DANTE REED

Seldon is in the high rent district perched on top of the ladder. Keep your eyes on her!


[The shot turns to slow motion as Josh, the hovering drone, and referee all are facing away from Frankenstein, who is now standing tall on the ladder on the outside. Seldon dives off the ladder and extends both hands out at the drone! She snatches it out of the air while still falling down into the ring just as Josh turns to see her, it's too late! Frankenstein holds onto the drone through the fall and smashes it across the forehead of Josh Kennedy! It shatters into pieces and knocks him out cold in the center of the ring! The referee gets shaken to by all the commotion and turns to see Lisa holding Josh Kennedy’s leg back with both shoulders flush against the mat!]


… One!


… Two!


… Three!


[DING DING DING!]

 

DANTE REED

I don’t believe it! Lisa Seldon just snatched the camera drone in mid air and flatlined Josh Kennedy with it like a damn bald eagle! God bless America! We have new champions!


MIKE DEMPSEY

Here are your winners, AND NEW Union Battleground Battalion Champions, Lisa Seldon and Anastasia Hayden — The Hellcat Spangled Death Squad!


[Ana rolls into the ring still favoring her right knee but manages to get to Lisa. The referee rushes in with the championship belts and hand them to the new champions. The replay is shown from the drone’s final perspective, crashing into Kennedy’s face like a meteor over and over. Hayden and Seldon celebrate in the ring with their new hardware whole bodies lay mangled all over the arena.]

 

DANTE REED

Folks what can I say about we witnessed here tonight?! Every single match was a brutal, bloody war! We have two new champions on our hands! We have battle scars galore, and quite possibly some severe PTSD! Ladies and gentlemen, that’s all we have here tonight, catch us again only on the Battleground Network! Goodnight and good luck!

RISE FROM YOUR GRAVE

[The scene fades in from total darkness and we see the final carnage left from War of the Worlds. The ring canvas stained with blood, the main stage set completely destroyed. As we pan over to see bulldozers and backhoe loaders hauling the sand away, Gunnar Graves is seen making his way through gorilla position with a sinister smirk curled around the edge of his mouth. Gunnar continues to walk through the backstage area, giving no recognition to any crew member passing by. Finally Graves approaches the office area and turns down a dimly lit hallway. Just as he approaches a door with his name engraved on a placard, he stops dead in his tracks. Wedged between the placard and door, is an unmarked envelope. Gunnar looks confused with speculation as he plucks the envelope off the door and opens the sealed flap. The note inside has but one message, and it’s clear as day to Gunnar.]

 

“There ain’t no Grave that can hold my body down.”

 

[Gunnar’s face turns pale with fear as he stares blankly into the distance. Gunnar is hit with a true to form wartime-like flashback back to Mexico after L!GHTS OUT #25 in season two. It is there where Gunnar finally took matters into his own hands on collecting a past due debt from his younger brother. Gunnar tracked down Axel in Mexico City and shot him point blank. With Axel out of the picture, Gunnar took over the family business and cleared out his outstanding loan. Or so he thought. Gunnar snaps back to reality.]

 

GUNNAR GRAVES

Axel… He’s alive?!

 

[Gunnar slams his fist into the door, and the scene abruptly cuts to black.]

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