Commentators - Tony Schiavone, Nigel McGuinness, & "Big Poppa Pump" Scott Steiner
The show opens up in a dark room. For several long seconds, we see nothing but a black background. There's nothing. No sound. Just silence... until we hear the footsteps coming in slowly, methodically, from off-camera. A man walks into the shot... Randy Orton. The live crowd boos loudly as Orton slowly turns to face the camera, his head down, eyes cut upward toward the camera. Wearing black slacks and a black t-shirt, Orton's hands flinch before balling into fists. The corner of his mouth twitches... he's clearly unhinged.
He begins to speak. His voice is low and gravelly... monotone.
[ Randy Orton ] Do you see me now, Jeff?
He lets that sit for a moment before speaking again.
[ Randy Orton ] You were so sure it was me.
Orton's eyes narrow. He sneers.
[ Randy Orton ] You were so sure it was me that attacked you at SGW Revenge... so sure that you launched this ridiculous campaign against me. You did everything... everything... everything you could to undermine me at every opportunity.
The corner of his mouth twitches again.
[ Randy Orton ] And just like so many times before... you were wrong.
Orton shakes his head.
[ Randy Orton ] You derailed my title reign... undermined my victories at 12 Large and Holiday Hell... turned my return to Solid Gold Wrestling into... into an asterisk. You did that, Jeff. You took all my hard work and you threw it in the trash... on a hunch.
The crowd boos.
[ Randy Orton ] And how did that work out for you, Jeff? How did that work out for your beloved company? Handing it over to Arn Anderson and his stupid fucking Origin on a silver platter. You're welcome, by the way... for getting rid of Arn Anderson... for tipping the scale back in SGW's favor for even a millisecond... even though I know it's only a matter of time before you...
Orton tilts his head, cracking his neck.
[ Randy Orton ] ...before you fuck it up again.
Orton's mouth twitches again.
[ Randy Orton ] You're probably wondering when I'm going to get to my point... well... here it is. I tried to do the right thing. I tried to give Solid Gold Wrestling a champion that it could be proud of... a dominant champion... a champion with history that's not a broken down old man. You took that way from me... you hurt me... you tried...
Orton's eyes darken a bit.
[ Randy Orton ] You tried... to take... me... out.
Orton slowly shakes his head side to side.
[ Randy Orton ] You and I go back, Jeff. We go back a long, long time.
The camera slowly zooms in.
[ Randy Orton ] 2006, to be exact.
[ Randy Orton ] You were the brand new owner of SGW... I was the Chosen One.
Orton wrings his hands together.
[ Randy Orton ] It all began with Supremacy.
Orton's voice becomes louder but remains deadpan, stoic.
[ Randy Orton ] And that's where it's going to end.
Shadows flicker across his face.
[ Randy Orton ] I don't want the title back, Jeff. This isn't about gold. I'm not a wrestler... I'm a killer. I killed Taz... I kill legends... and I only have one legend left to kill, to end this once and for all.
Orton's mouth twitches and he finally smiles.
[ Randy Orton ] Don't flatter yourself, Jeff. I'm not talking about you.
He looks sinister... dark.
[ Randy Orton ] I'm talking about Solid Gold Wrestling.
The live crowd boos, low and droning.
[ Randy Orton ] And the only way to do that... is to rip out its heart.
The camera focuses on Orton's eyes.
[ Randy Orton ] Meet me at Supremacy, Jeff.
[ Randy Orton ] If you've got the balls... Mr. Six-String Samurai.
The bell sounds and Zack Sabre Jr. slides out of the ring while the
other five pair off and go to work. ZSJ unfolds a chair and sits in
it at ringside as the action unfolds. Batista drops Colt Cabana with
a spinebuster and then immediately catches Cody Rhodes with one as
well! Zack Sabre applauds the outburst of big moves from Batista
- WINNER -
Wasting no time, Cody rolls out of the ring and is greeted by Brandi
who gives him a peck on the cheek. Aubrey Edwards meets them on the
outside and raises Cody’s arm in victory.
[ Tony Schiavone ] Ladies and gentlemen, the champ... is here!
[ Nigel McGuinness ] Indeed, he is. The man who unseated Adam Cole at WrestleBrawl 3 arrived at the building earlier today. For the first time in nearly fourteen years, Val Venis is the SGW World Heavyweight Champion and if my sources are correct, he's here to confront of the winner of tonigiht's triple threat main event, which will determine who Val Venis will meet in the main event of our next pay-per-view event... Supremacy!
Without a spoken word, Venis walks into the arena with the championship over his shoulder.
We’re treated to a tight shot of a freshly wrapped bandage, zooming
out slowly to show its possessor, none other than “the Vagabond”
Vipress attacks Jessi before the bell, slugging away at her in the corner with forearms and overhand punches! Jessi gets her hands up in an attempt to protect herself but Vipress is relentless in her attack. After beating Jessi down into a seated position, Vipress turns around to taunt the fans, throwing her hands out to the side with an arrogant smile on her face. Jessi uses the ropes to pull herself up and Vipress turns around into an attempt at a shotgun dropkick from Jessi... only to sidestep it, allowing Jessie to crash and burn!
[ Tony Schiavone ] Jessi Kamea's lack of experience is beginning to show!
[ Nigel McGuinness ] And it's beginning t' boody cost her early on!
Before Jessi can get up, Vipress mounts her and begins raining down punches and forearms on Jessi's head and upper body. Vipress stands up and boots Jessi in the ribs before making her way to the corner. Vipress steps out onto the apron and climbs the turnbuckles from the outside. She perches on the top turnbuckle and waits for Jessi to get back to her feet.
[ Nigel McGuinness ] Vipress is looking t' take t' the skies!
[ Scott Steiner ] Let's see how high that big ass can jump!
Jessi gets up and turns around... right into a flying back elbow from Vipress! Vipress immediately rolls back to her feet and backs into the corner, dropping to one knee and sizing Jessi up as she writhes around on the mat. As this goes down, we see Gionna Daddio and Zahra Schreiber walk out onto the stage. They both look impressed as they watch what's happening in the ring with intent.
[ Tony Schiavone ] What are they doing here?!
[ Nigel McGuinness ] That's Gionna and Zahra, Tony! We've seen the beginnings of a bizarre alliance between these three women over the past couple of events, culminating with Vipress lending a hand in seeing Gionna defeat Charlotte Flair at WrestleBrawl 3!
[ Tony Schiavone ] But what does it mean?! Why?!
[ Nigel McGuinness ] I'm sure they'll tell us when they're ready, Tony.
[ Scott Steiner ] I don't know and I don't care why they're teaming up! As long as there's kissing, all slobbery-like with the tongues, and plenty of heavy pettin' above and below the waist!
Jessi finally returns to her feet, appearing out of it. She's facing away from Vipress and the fans are trying to warn her... but Jessi turns around and Vipress charges... SPEAR OF DESTINY! She turns Jessi inside out! The fans erupt in boos! Vipress covers her and hooks both legs! One! Two! Three!
- WINNER -
Gionna and Zahra make their way down to the ring and get inside where Vipress is resting on her knees next to the fallen Kamea. Vipress gestures for Gionna and Zahra to come closer and they do as Jessi rolls over on her side, attempting to get up to all fours... but as soon as she does, Zahra drills her into the mat face first with a curb stomp!
[ Tony Schiavone ] Oh come on! The match is over!
[ Nigel McGuinness ] Jessi Kamea was already out of her element, this is too much!
[ Scott Steiner ] It's about makin' a damn statement now, boys! Put this four-eyed bitch in the ground and kiss it out!
Vipress and Zahra both drag Jessi back up to her feet and shove her forward, into the arms of Gionna Daddio, who puts her down once and for all with the 201 Facebreaker! Gionna remains on her knees next to Kamea and Zahra walks over to the ropes, collecting a microphone from Justin Roberts. Zahra hands the microphone off to Daddio, who returns to her feet with a smile on her face. She raises the microphone and begins to speak.
[ Gionna Daddio ] Now that... that's what I call making a statement!
She looks aorund at the booing fans, still smiling.
[ Gionna Daddio ] Girls, get that piece of trash out of the ring!
Zahra yanks Kamea up by her tights and tosses her through the ropes. Kamea lands with a thud on the apron and tumbles to the floor as Vipress looks on with an impressed smile. Gionna laughs.
[ Gionna Daddio ] What all of you are looking at right now... is power you can't buy! Charlotte Flair thought she could stop us... but she couldn't even slow us down! And now, where is she? She's run away back to North Carolina with her worthless father... and this division is free from second and third generation influence!
The fans boo loudly.
[ Gionna Daddio ] The playing field has been leveled and now I'm setting MY sights--
"Force of Greatness" hits and the fans pop huge! Nia Jax walks out onto the stage, pounding her fist into her open palm! Gionna, Zahra, and Vipress look at each other, confused. Vipress mouths "what the fuck" and then prepares to fight!
[ Nigel McGuinness ] Nia Jax is here! The Irresistible Force herself!
Jax stomps down to the ring and walks up the steps, eyeing the devious trio all the way. Jax steps through the ropes and Zahra immediately charges at her, only to get knocked down with a big clothesline! Vipress charges in next and Nia Jax boots her in the stomach, grabs her by the hair, and tosses her over the top rope to the floor! Gionna just glares at Nia Jax, looking like she's trying to psych herself up to attack... but she's grabbed around the ankles by Vipress and Zahra, who drag her out of the ring!
[ Tony Schiavone ] Look at that! They don't want anymore of Nia Jax!
Gionna, Zahra, and Vipress back up the ramp, watching as Nia Jax lurks around the ring. Finally, Nia Jax comes across the microphone discarded by Gionna. The fans are cheering loudly as Jax raises the microphone.
[ Nia Jax ] If you wanna set your sights on something, little Gionna, set your sights on me!
Gionna shakes her head, her bottom lip quivering with anger.
[ Nia Jax ] But I promise you, you're not gonna like what you see!
Big pop. Vipress and Zahra continue dragging Gionna toward the back.
[ Nia Jax ] Because what you see is going to hurt you!
Nia's eyes narrow.
[ Nia Jax ] Really, really badly!
Gionna, Zahra, and Vipress stand on the stage, looking down at the ring with intensity. The camera zooms in on Nia Jax in the ring, soaking in the cheers of the fans as we fade out and head to the back!
We go backstage where we see Charly Caruso standing by with Ruby Riott. The live crowd cheers loudly. Riott is in street clothes with the Limitless Championship resting over her shoulder. Ruby looks down at the championship and back up, a proud look on her face. Charly gets the interview going.
[ Charly Caruso ] Ruby Riott, two weeks ago you made history by becoming the first female Limitless Champion when you defeated Sami Zayn at WrestleBrawl 3... earlier tonight, we witnessed Cody Rhodes become the number one contender to your championship... what's going through your mind as you head into your first title defense at No Peace in Brooklyn?
The corner of Ruby's mouth turns up slightly, forming a confident smirk.
[ Ruby Riott ] I've fought hard to get where I'm standing right now... I've fought and I've bled. Cody Rhodes is a former tag team champion... the first Elevation champion... I'd be a fool to underestimate him... we're both coming off huge, career defining wins at WrestleBrawl 3.
She removes the title from her shoulder and holds it up in front of the camera with one hand.
[ Ruby Riott ] He's riding a wave of momentum... it means a lot for him to walk away with this title.
She looks up into the camera with a furrowed brow.
[ Ruby Riott ] But it means even more to me... to keep it.
Her voice is low, serious.
[ Ruby Riott ] Bring it on, American Nightmare.
We immediately cut to another area backstage where we see Chavo Guerrero, Jr. conversing with David Starr. Starr is in street clothes, having gotten cleaned up after his dark match earlier in the night. Chavo is in slacks and a polo shirt, clutching Pepe in his right hand. The fans don't really know what to think as we draw closer to the scene, finally able to hear what's being said.
[ Chavo Guerrero, Jr. ] I'm actually really happy you're here, man. I've been pulling to get you involved in Solid Gold Wrestling for a while. It took a lot of convincing to even get you that dark match tonight, though, esse... but give it time. You're one of the best free agents in the world today... you can't be ignored much longer.
Starr smiles and offers his hand. Chavo shakes it.
[ David Starr ] I appreciate the kind words, Chavo.
Still gripping Chavo's hand, Starr looks around at his surroundings and nods.
[ David Starr ] I'm really looking forward to getting the opportunity to influence some change in Solid Gold Wrestling. There's a lot of work to be done, if you don't mind me saying. It won't happen overnight but... we can make it happen. Together.
[ Chavo Guerrero, Jr. ] Wait, what do you mean--
Before Chavo and Starr can go any further, Trish Stratus walks into the shot. She looks from Chavo to Starr and then back again. There's a tinge of annoyance in her voice.
[ Trish Stratus ] I'm sorry to interrupt but... Chavo, you know how Jeff feels about television time being spent on guys who aren't under contract. This is valuable time that could be spent-
Starr smirks and gestures for her to calm down with his hands.
[ David Starr ] Excuse me. Excuse me, Trish.
She looks at him and raises an eyebrow, wearing a very condescending smile.
[ Trish Stratus ] Yes?
[ David Starr ] While I understand the point you're trying to make, I feel like time spent on me is valuable television time. Any time spent on me is an opportunity to educate the Solid Gold Wrestling fans that... that things could be better-
[ Trish Stratus ] I'm gonna go ahead and stop you right there. You're not under contract, you haven't been offered a contract... you are dark match talent and I promise you, if Jeff knew you were here and spreading this message of yours, he would absolutely flip.
[ David Starr ] Where is Jeff, anyway? I'd like to speak with him.
[ Trish Stratus ] Jeff isn't here tonight. He's recovering at home.
[ Chavo Guerrero, Jr. ] Come on, Trish. Don't you think we could give this guy an opportunity? In two weeks, we're in New York for No Peace in Brooklyn... there's gotta be some kind of battle royal or eight-man schmoz we can shove him in. He's one of the best unsigned talents in the world... and as for his message, since when does SGW shy away from controversy, eh?
Starr looks from Chavo to Trish and back again. He smirks.
[ David Starr ] Who doesn't love a good eight-man schmoz?
Trish looks at Chavo and narrows her eyes.
[ Trish Stratus ] If you're willing to own it in the event that anything... and I do mean anything goes wrong... fine, shove him into some multi-person cluster. Jeff won't be happy about it... but I guess that's on you.
Trish looks at Starr and shakes her head.
[ Trish Stratus ] I hope you're as good as they say you are.
Without another word, Trish walks off-camera, leaving Starr and Chavo alone. They look at each other and Starr offers Chavo a respectful nod. Chavo smiles.
[ David Starr ] I really appreciate that. I promise I won't let you down.
Chavo shakes Starr's hand once again.
[ Chavo Guerrero, Jr. ] Hey, man. Somebody took a chance on me, too, a long time ago.
Starr's smile becomes even bigger.
[ David Starr ] We're gonna change the world.
Chavo smiles back nervously.
[ Chavo Guerrero, Jr. ] Yeah, whatever, esse. Of course... we... are?
We fade out on a shot of Chavo's confused face.
Referee Paul Turner is in the middle of match of staunch differences
as Jay White takes on Juventud Guerrera before a rabid Madison
Square Garden audience. White, usually even-keeled in the ring and
more often than not, in control of himself to the point of being
called a meticulous planner is a radical contrast to Juventud
Guerrera: “The Juice” is erratic, acting on emotion and whims, and
could be considered more a blowing breeze than the ebb and flow of
the tide as his opponent can.
- WINNER -
Tama Tonga’s rabid stomps to the back of Guerrera’s neck are getting
stiffer and stiffer by the moment as his brother, Tonga Loa, slides
in and begins punching Juvi in his lower back.
We quickly go backstage where we see Zahra Schreiber flinch as Gionna Daddio slings a trash can against the wall. Vipress sits idly by in a chair, filing her long black nails... uninterested. Gionna is pissed. Her big "moment" following Vipress' match did not go as planned.
[ Gionna Daddio ] That... that was unacceptable!
Gionna talks out loud to no one in particular.
[ Gionna Daddio ] Seriously, who does she think she is?! Who does she think she was talking to?! I'm the one who destroyed the Flair legacy at WrestleBrawl! Me! And she thinks she can just interrupt me while I'm talking?!
Zahra shakes her head, tapping her foot on the floor.
[ Zahra Schreiber ] We'll get her, Daddy. You don't even have to worry about that.
Vipress clears her throat. Gionna and Zahra both look at her. Vipress stands and looks at them both, raising an eyebrow. The corner of her mouth curls into a confident smile.
[ Vipress ] I'll get her.
[ Gionna Daddio ] Excuse me?
[ Vipress ] She's mine.
Zahra looks over Gionna's shoulder at Vipress, a confused... impressed look on her face.
[ Vipress ] I know you think this is your show, princess... but you got to show the world what you're capable of at WrestleBrawl. The Flair legacy? It's dust. This... Samoan dynasty? I'm the one who gets to turn that to ash in Nia Jax's mouth.
Zahra folds her arms across her chest. She seems slightly offended.
[ Zahra Schreiber ] So... Daddy gets the Flair Legacy. You get the Samoan Dynasty... what's that leave for me? What do I get?
[ Vipress ] Bitch, you get to sit the fuck back and watch how it's done.
Gionna and Zahra look at each other and then back at Vipress. Vipress shakes her head and walks out of the room. Gionna watches Vipress leave. She sounds frustrated.
[ Gionna Daddio ] What the hell is her problem?
[ Zahra Schreiber ] I don't know... but I kinda' like it.
We see Bryan Danielson arriving at the building in jeans and a baby blue "I <3 Wrestling" t-shirt. Under his arm, he's carrying something wrapped in a black shroud. He keeps it held tightly to him, not allowing anyone else to get near him. He's stopped at the door by Charly Caruso.
[ Charly Caruso ] Bryan Danielson, two weeks ago, you won the WrestleBrawl match and earned the coveted Golden Ticket... everyone is wondering--
[ Bryan Danielson ] Fuck off, Charly.
The live crowd boos loudly as her jaw drops. Danielson smirks and walks past her, entering the building. She lowers her hands, gripping her microphone tightly as he walks out of sight.
Dr. Cube is on commentary for this match with Nurse Ratchet looming behind him, obviously creeping out Tony Schiavone. In the ring, Hikaru Shida and Shoko Nakajima attack Sasha Banks and Bayley before the bell sounds, slugging away at them in the corner! Shoko quickly dumps Bayley through the ropes and follows her out to the floor! Sasha and Shida trade forearms, neither woman refusing to back down an inch!
[ Tony Schiavone ] Look at the fire between these two women!
[ Nigel McGuinness ] I don't think Sasha Banks has forgotten what happened the last time she stepped in the ring with a memba' of the Cube Army! It was only a few short months ago that she fell victim to one of Nurse Ratchet's infamous syringe attacks!
[ Scott Steiner ] Fuck that shit! Ain't nobody around here likes needles!
[ Dr. Cube ] And yet here stands Sasha Banks, stronger and healthier than she's ever been! More driven! A perfect specimen! She should be thanking my creation... if she weren't too busy being beaten relentlessly by my other creation, that is!
On the floor, Bayley fires up and grabs the smaller Shoko by either side of her head before ragdolling her hard into the guardrail! The fans cheer as Bayley hangs onto the rail and begins putting the boots to Shoko, clearly not happy about being jumped before the bell. Inside the ring, Sasha Banks shoots Shida off the ropes and Shida comes back with a FLYING KNEE STRIKE but Sasha ducks it and catches Shida with a LUNGBLOWER! Sasha tries to float over into a BANK STATEMENT but Shida scrambles for the ropes and looks up at Sasha in surprise. Sasha holds up two fingers, half an inch apart, telling Shida she got "that close" to ending the match!
[ Nigel McGuinness ] Hikaru Shida versus Sasha Banks... what a bloody match-up, this is!
[ Tony Schiavone ] Two of the best in the world, Nigel!
[ Dr. Cube ] Is it really a meeting of two of the best in the world? I would argue that it's a meeting of one of the best in the world... and one of the betterest best in the world! For you to demean my Kaiju with claims of being one of the best... is unacceptable!
Shida returns to her feet and meets Sasha in the middle of the ring. Bayley has climbed onto the apron and Sasha tags Bayley in. Shida leaps onto Bayley as soon as she steps through the ropes, drilling her with forearms before shooting her off the ropes. Shoko slides under the bottom rope as Baylely rebounds and they Kaijus nail Bayley with a double hip toss! It's all Big Kaijus for a few moments as they double team Bayley, nailing her with a double team suplex before whipping her into the ropes and nailing her with stereo dropkicks!
[ Dr. Cube ] Yes! Yes, my Kaijus! Work together! Destroy! DESTROY!
[ Tony Schiavone ] Very strong tandem offense from the Kaijus!
[ Dr. Cube ] That's because I synched their minds together. They know exactly what the other is thinking! It's efficient! It's impeccable! Even better, it's cost saving! One mind is much much cheaper than two! Am I right, gentlemen?
[ Tony Schiavone ] I'm honestly not familiar with the market of the mind!
[ Dr. Cube ] You are simple, Tony. You are a simple, sad little man.
[ Tony Schiavone ] Well!
[ Dr. Cube ] And I hate you for your simplicity.
The Kaijus work Bayley over, isolating her in their corner and cutting the ring in two. Shoko and Shida work her over, not allowing her to even get close to Sasha, who remains in her corner, holding her hand out for a tag while taking selfies and posting on Twitter. Finally, there's an error in communication which allows Bayley to crawl between Shoko's legs and make the hot tag to Sasha Banks! Sasha takes her time putting her phone away before stepping the ropes and instantly nailing Shoko with a shotgun dropkick! Shoko goes down and rolls out to the floor! Shida hits the ring and charges at Sasha, going for a clothesline! Sasha ducks and catches Shida on the turnaround with a PUMP KICK! Shida tumbles through the ropes to the floor, landing next to Shoko! Shoko and Shida return to their feet... just in time for Bayley to fly off the top rope, taking them both down with a FLYING CROSSBODY TO THE FLOOR!
[ Scott Steiner ] Who knew that big ass could fly like that!?
[ Nigel McGuinness ] The Boss 'n Hug Connection are pullin' out all the bloody stops!
[ Dr. Cube ] This sudden but inevitable burst of offense will yield them no results! My Kaijus are impervious to pain! Nigh invulnerable, I say! They will rise from the depths of the ringside area and they will win!
Sasha exits the ring and grabs Shoko by the hair, pulling her up and throwing her under the bottom rope. Sasha follows her in and begins sizing her up! Shoko staggers back to her feet and Sasha nails her with the LUNGBLOWER! She floats Shoko over into the BANK STATEMENT! The fans pop huge as Sasha wrenches back on the hold! Shoko reaches for the ropes but she's dead in the center of the ring! It looks like she's going to tap out but... HIKARU SHIDA BREAKS THE HOLD! The fans boo loudly... but Shida turns right around into... BAYLEY TO BELLY! The fans cheer loudly as Shida rolls out of the ring and Bayley follows! Shoko is up and charges at Sasha with a clothesline... but Sasha ducks and catches her with a crucifix pin! One! Two! Three!
- WINNERS -
[ Dr. Cube ] This... is most troubling.
He sighs deeply into the headset.
[ Dr. Cube ] All of the disappointment is belong to me.
The fans cheer loudly and Sasha immediately vacates the ring, collecting Bayley and heading for the back! They have no intention of waiting around to see what crazy business Dr. Cube may pull out this time. Shida rolls into the ring and checks on Shoko. Dr. Cube climbs into the ring with Nurse Ratchet in tow. Nurse Ratchet shambles over to where Shida and Shoko are positioned, looming over them. She brandishes a syringe. They both look up at her with genuine fear in their eyes.
[ Tony Schiavone ] Oh my! Would ya' look at the size of that thing!
[ Scott Steiner ] I'm gonna be fuckin' sick!
[ Nigel McGuinness ] It appears as though Dr. Cube is preparing t' have Nurse Ratchet administer some sort of... I don't know how to describe it, medical punishment! This is beyond bloody uncalled for! Take it outta' the bloody ring!
Dr. Cube is clearly directing Nurse Ratchet to administer the injection... but the Golden-Tron flashes to life, revealing a shot of the parking lot. We see Allie looking on in street clothes with a vacant smile on her face. From behind her, we see Rosemary approach, appearing confused. She stands alongside Allie and looks into the camera, raising her eyebrow.
[ Rosemary ] Bunny... why are we being filmed? Enlighten us.
Allie is excited, practically jumping, hopping in place.
[ Allie ] Well, Demon... you know how the rules say that if you film a promo to hype up an event, you're guaranteed a slot on the show?
Rosemary isn't following. Allie continues.
[ Allie ] Well... I mean, we did that for WrestleBrawl 3 and all we got was a lame DEMONxBUNNY is COMING vignette and like, I guess that's cool and all because it was the biggest pay-per-view ever in SGW history... but... I just wanted something a little more involved! I wanna do stuff, ya' know? So... I kinda' paid this cameraman and a guy in the production truck to let us interrupt the show and... uh... make an impact.
Rosemary glares at Allie.
[ Allie ] Cool, right?
[ Rosemary ] What have you done, Bunny?
[ Allie ] Huh? I thought you'd like this! We're on the show! Everyone is looking at us right NOW!
Rosemary turns and looks into the camera.
[ Rosemary ] Who are we interrupting presently?
Allie looks confused.
[ Allie ] That's a good question, actually.
She looks at the cameraman.
[ Allie ] Who are we interrupting again?
[ Cameraman ] The Cube Army, I think.
Rosemary's eyes widen. There's a brief pause.
[ Cameraman ] Definitely the Cube Army, actually.
[ Allie ] Awesome! The Cube Army! Whoever that is.
Rosemary turns and looks at Allie, frustrated.
[ Rosemary ] Bunny.
[ Allie ] Yeah?
[ Rosemary ] Dr. Cube is no villain of the week.
[ Allie ] What do you mean?
[ Rosemary ] He is... a Big Bad.
[ Allie ] Did I mess up, Demon?
[ Rosemary ] He's one of the greatest villains in all of the multi-verse.
Allie stares blankly at her and swallows hard.
[ Rosemary ] Yes, Bunny. You messed up.
Rosemary turns back to the camera.
[ Rosemary ] Turn the camera off. Now! We demand it!
[ Allie ] Wait, you don't wanna cut a promo? We should at least--
[ Rosemary ] Turn it off!
The feed immediately cuts and we're left back in the ring with Dr. Cube, Nurse Ratchet, and the Big Kaijus staring up at the Golden-Tron, confusion on all their faces. It seems as though they've all completely forgotten what was going on before they were interrupted. Dr. Cube removes a handkerchief from his lab coat and dabs at his gigantic forehead.
[ Dr. Cube ] That was utterly confusing and pointless, wasn't it?
The Kaijus and Ratchet all turn away from the Tron and look at him.
[ Dr. Cube ] I immediately realized the irony in my saying that as soon as I spoke.
Someone throws an entire tray of nachos into the ring, hitting Cube in his oversized head, leaving cheese spatter across his features. He completely no-sells it as the camera zooms in on the frowny face attached to his cube and we fade out.
the scene switches from the ring to backstage, Jay White overtakes
the screen fresh off his debut victory earlier tonight. Standing to
his left is Gedo and Yuka Sakazaki. To his right is Tama Tonga and
Tanga Loa, the Guerrillas of Destiny. This group stands menacing,
dead silent. Jay White removes the dangling, wet hair from his face
and looks deep into the camera with a confident smirk.
We fade up with a shot of the SGW interview set. Standing in front of it, we see Val Venis in a three-piece suit with the SGW World Heavyweight Championship over his shoulder. The fans cheer loudly upon seeing him. Without any fanfare, he addresses the SGW fans.
[ Val Venis ] Greetings, SGW fans... my name is Val Venis and I am your SGW World Heavyweight Champion. At WrestleBrawl, I did something that many people thought would be impossible... and that's become the new champion after defeating Adam Cole... one of the best professional wrestlers in the world today. I'm not ashamed to admit it. I don't like the man... but I respect him. But this isn't about Adam Cole... this is about the future.
He shifts slightly, continuing to speak.
[ Val Venis ] As the new SGW champion, I am promising all of you, the fans and the boys in the back, that I will be a fighting champion. I will give title shots to those who deserve them... I will not hide from a challenge. I'm no part-time wrestler... and any man who holds this championship should abide by that standard. That's why, next week, I will be defending this championship... and should I retain, it will not be my last defense before I walk into Supremacy against the winner of tonight's triple threat main event.
He hoists the title up higher on his shoulder, giving the camera a good look at it.
[ Val Venis ] I'm not here to cash a check or coast on my past accomplishments... I'm here to earn your respect and give you the level of world champion that you deserve. Thank you.
The scene fades out with a close-up shot of the championship.
Johnny Gargano gets the upper hand early on with a series of crisp
arm drags, stunning the veteran Daniels and thoroughly shaking his
preconceived plans for the contest. Daniels turns, feeding back into
the action and directly into a Gargano hiptoss, leaving himself open
for a cartwheel and a stiff dropkick to the face! The Fallen Angel
quickly scoots from the ring to the floor, where confidant Frankie
Kazarian is waiting with open arms and a word of advice.
- WINNER -
the bell rings, Daniels rises from the mat and high-fives Kazarian
victoriously as Gargano rolls from the ring, holding the back of his
neck after the Fallen Angel’s concentrated assault. Beckoning
towards Justin Roberts for his partner, Kazarian retrieves the
microphone and places it in Daniels’ hands. The Fallen Angel is
beaming, flat-out ear-to-ear grinning, then speaks.
find ourselves at a rectangular table somewhere backstage. At the
head of the table is former Elevation Champion, Nunzio. To his left
and right are Vito, Chuck Palumbo, and David Otunga.
Adam Thornstowe begins the contest for the SCUM against Matt Riddle,
each man looking to establish their dominance on the mat with their
technical wrestling acumen. While Thornstowe’s technique is
certainly reputable and nothing to sneeze at, a world class
technician like Riddle gains the upper hand after about twenty
seconds of grappling, introducing one-half of the SCUM to the
- WINNERS -
Thornstowe and Luster are furious, cornering Chioda and demanding
After the match, the cameras cut to backstage as Paul London’s
mouth, wrists and legs are bound by duct tape. He’s resting
unconsciously on top of Vito’s shoulder, being carried out of the
arena with Nunzio and David Otunga in tow.
Away from the ring, we now find Edge and Christian inside the office
of the Championship Committee in the middle of an intense game of
Rock, Paper, Scissors.
Each man stalks the other, waiting for the other to make the first
move as the bell sounds. The fans are ecstatic for this one and the
excitement is amplified when Darby and Mox charge at one another,
meeting in the center of the ring, trading lefts and rights back and
forth! Darby is the first to stagger back, giving Moxley an opening,
PARADIGM SHIFT! Darby springs right back up and meets Moxley in the
center of the ring for a Yoshi Tonic! Moxley slides out of the ring
to the outside and Darby immediately springs off the ropes and dives
through the middle rope, but Moxley moves out of the way! Darby
crashes hard into the guardrail and he is out!
- WINNER -
McGuinness ] What a statement
made by Jon Moxley!
fade backstage following Moxley’s big victory, where none other than
Zicky Dice is walking and investigating his surroundings. The
Outlandish One passes craft services, where various stagehands and
crew members are eating. Dice shakes his head and continues walking,
right past the interview area. He stops and steps backwards, ending
up directly in the middle of the frame for an interview.
Earlier this week.
As soon as the bell rings, Starlight Kid and AZM charge across the ring and nail stereo dropkicks on Priestley and Hayter! Priestley tumbles through the ropes to the floor! Starlight and AZM pull Hayter back to her feet and whip her into the ropes. Hayter ducks a double clothesline attempt and forearms AZM in the jaw, knocking her down! Hayter blocks a forearm from Starlight and boots her in the stomach! She pulls her in for a power bomb but Starlight repositions herself and takes Hayter down in a VICTORY ROLL PIN! ONE! TWO! THREE!
- WINNERS -
The fans pop huge!
[ Tony Schiavone ] WOULD YA' LOOK AT THAT!
[ Nigel McGuinness ] What a startling bloody upset!
[ Scott Steiner ] Get in and get out! Respect the hustle!
Starlight Kid and AZM quickly escape the ring as Priestley rolls under the bottom rope, raging out in humiliation at what just happened! Starlight and AZM celebrate up the ramp. Priestley kicks at the ropes with Hayter returning to her feet, furious.
[ Tony Schiavone ] These two teams have been at each other's throats since before Holiday Hell! It's only become more heated over time but AZM and Starlight Kid have done it! It's over! They've proven what they set out to do!
[ Nigel McGuinness ] Indeed, they have, Tony! And now they're back on track to earning an SGW Twinstar Championship match! With Lightning Star and the Boss 'n Hug Connection in contention, it would be wise for Team Kick to keep eyes in the back of their heads!
With a final shot of AZM and Starlight celebrating on the stage, we fade out.
We cut backstage where we're greeted with a shocking display. Tim Cruise and Barbie Blank are both in their underwear, intertwined and running their hands all over each other's bodies. The live crowd instantly begins booing. In the room, we see Kris Statlander and Candy Floss looking on in horror. Barbie takes her tongue out of Tom's mouth and smiles her vacant, empty smile.
[ Barbie Blank ] You're amazing, Tom. At first, I thought you were a disgusting, short little troll but becoming infused with the Real Ultimate Power? Wow. I can't wait to have your abortion!
The fans groan and Candy's eyes become wide as saucers.
[ Tom Cruise ] Fuck yeah. I'm in love.
He looks over at Statlander and Floss, pumping his fist.
[ Tom Cruise ] I'm in love, ladies.
[ Candy Floss ] We can... um... see that.
Her eyes move downward to the thankfully speedo-covered bulge below his waist.
[ Candy Floss ] Very clearly.
She gags. Statlander folds her arms across her chest.
[ Kris Statlander ] This is troubling, Earthling Floss.
They look at one another.
[ Kris Statlander ] Did we truly vanquish Scientology and my father so that the Real Ultimate Power could be used for this purpose? It makes everything... the war with Dr. Cube, you risking your life to save me, freeing The Rock from his mental chains... pointless, don't you think?
[ Candy Floss ] Believe me, those thoughts have been crossin' my mind for a long time now.
The door to the dressing room opens and Tucor walks inside casually, drawling a massive god-like pop from the live crowd. Tom Cruise breaks his embrace with Barbie and she falls flat on her back on the floor with a wet thud. Tom Cruise approaches Tucor in his underwear, giving the bird monster a hug.
[ Tom Cruise ] Tucor! I've got a really important question for ya', man.
Tucor tilts his head to the side.
[ Tom Cruise ] As I'm about to embark on the first step of my greatest-ever journey at Supremacy when I marry the most beautiful, perfect woman ever born--
He turns and looks down at Barbie Blank lying sprawled on the floor, now inexplicably with cocaine smeared under her nose.
[ Tom Cruise ] Yes, that woman right there... she belongs to me, can you believe it?
The fans boo loudly.
[ Tom Cruise ] I need a man with the heart of a champion by my side. Do you remember when you were still a man? When you were the legendary Tomato Chomper--
[ Candy Floss ] That wasn't his name--
[ Tom Cruise ] --and you rose up and defeated the unstoppable Pete Dunne? No one thought you could do it because Pete Dunne could cut the longest promos in SGW. Dude could talk, my man. You could say what you wanted but he'd filibuster you right outta' the game... but something happened, time got away from him, he forgot to cut his pre-match promo... but you didn't... and you beat him. Right at the deadline, brother.
Tucor places his furry mitts on either side of his head, shaking his head quickly.
[ Candy Floss ] We don't talk about deadlines around Tucor, Tom. He's very sensitive about timeliness.
Cruise places his hand on Tucor's shoulder.
[ Tom Cruise ] I want you to be my best man.
[ Candy Floss ] Oh god.
Tucor lowers his hands from his head and looks at Tom Cruise with his horrifying, too-human eyes.
[ Tom Cruise ] Will you... be my best man?
Tucor nods and the fans pop huge. Tucor and Cruise shake hands and Cruise pulls Tucor in for another big hug. Barbie Blank is standing now, rubbing her nose and sniffing loudly. Candy Floss and Statlander look embarrassed to be here.
[ Tom Cruise ] Wait until you see the rest of the wedding party!
Cruise opens the dressing room door and in steps The Rock and Dave Batista. The fans blow the roof off. The Rock strides right into the center of the room, looking around erratically before sniffing the air and shaking his belt buckle.
[ The Rock ] FINALLY... THE ROCK HAS COME BACK... TO THE DRESSING ROOM!
The fans cheer loudly. Statlander looks at Floss.
[ Kris Statlander ] Does he do that every time he enters a room?
[ Candy Floss ] ...yes.
Batista shakes hands with Cruise and stands there with a proud look on his face. Batista looks Barbie Blank up and down before scratching his chin and looking down at Cruise.
[ Dave Batista ] You did good, kid. This is gonna be a helluva party.
[ Tom Cruise ] You're damn right it is. Look at this! Tom Cruise, The Rock, and Dave Batista! All in one place! There's like a BILLION DOLLARS worth of talent in this room! What would Hollywood do if a bomb went off and killed us right now?!
Candy raises a finger.
[ Candy Floss ] Is that... is that something we fear may happen because--
[ Tom Cruise ] Get real, Cotton Candy-girl! You're being a real boner right now. Who would ever try to do something so horrible?
[ Candy Floss ] We were literally just feuding with a laser gun wielding John Travolta. I'm just bloody sayin'... it doesn't feel too out of the realm of possibility. Ya' know what I'm sayin'?
[ Kris Statlander ] With my heightened alien senses, I definitely know what you are saying.
[ Candy Floss ] That's called hearing and understanding, Kris. Those aren't exclusive alien powers.
[ Kris Statlander ] Oh.
[ Tom Cruise ] Besides, if some terrorist did do something like that, my close personal friend Donald Trump would deal out some swift justice. I'm talkin' scorched earth. Droppin' bombs, baby!
Batista shakes his head.
[ Dave Batista ] The terrorists could try but a bomb isn't going to kill me.
Batista holds his arm out, flexing it.
[ Dave Batista ] Feel that arm.
He looks at Candy and gives her a nod.
[ Dave Batista ] Come on, kid. Feel it.
[ Candy Floss ] I'm good. Thanks.
Barbie Blank reaches over and feels Batista's arm.
[ Barbie Blank ] Fuck yeah, I don't think a bomb has like, been created yet that can hurt you.
[ Dave Batista ] Exactly. I'm indestructible.
Batista, Cruise, and Blank continue chatting while Statlander and Floss look on in horror. The Rock wanders around the room aimlessly until Shawn Michaels pokes his head in the door, catching The Rock's attention. Michaels gestures for The Rock to come closer. The Rock raises The People's Eyebrow and steps out of the room. Michael looks up at The Rock, a serious look on his face.
[ Shawn Michaels ] Mind if I have a word?
[ The Rock ] Shawn Michaels, how dare you talk to The Rock, pull The Rock out of a very important meeting, INT-UH-HUH-RUPT-UH THE ROCK... and not even introduce yourself?!
[ Shawn Michaels ] You know exactly who--
[ The Rock ] IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT YOUR NAME IS, JABRONI BREAK KID!
Michaels places his hand on The Rock's shoulder.
[ Shawn Michaels ] Look, I know I haven't been around... but I've been watchin', kid. I've seen what those... Scientology nutjobs did to you. You know I got a real close relationship with the guy upstairs... let me help you cleanse that junk out of your system. Team up with me for a while, let's work this out. Let's get The Rock back where he belongs.
The Rock raises The People's Eyebrow again and leans down, getting right in Michaels' face.
[ The Rock ] Shawn Michaels wants t' team with The Rock? The Rock don't even know who you are, Shawn Michaels! Because Shawn Michaels won't introduce himself to The Rock!
[ Shawn Michaels ] You know who I am!
[ The Rock ] The Rock don't know nothin'! STRANGER DANGER!
The Rock tilts his head back and shouts.
[ The Rock ] STUH-RANJUH DANJUH-RUH, JABRONI!
The Rock steps back into the dressing room and slams the door in Michaels' face. Shawn Michaels stands there, looking confused. He scratches his beard and shakes his head. He looks up into the heavens.
[ Shawn Michaels ] Looks like I got my work cut out for me, big guy.
The bell sounds and Abyss roars while flexing, looking like an
intimidating monster as Austin marches to the center of the ring.
Abyss leaves his corner and meets him. Austin mouths off to the
monster and shoves his middle finger in Abyss’ face, showing no
respect for his opponent. Abyss punches Austin without hesitation.
Austin smirks and shakes his head, realizing he’s about to be in for
a fight. Austin kicks Abyss in the gut - STUN- NO! Abyss blocks it
and whips Austin into the ropes. Austin comes back, BLACK HOLE SLAM!
- WINNER -
McGuinness ] Stone Cold is BACK!
Immediately backstage, Steve Corino is watching Steve Austin
finishing his promo up on a large monitor while talking away on his
cell phone. The camera pans out to show Shane Douglas next to him in
a wheelchair with a massive neck brace on.
At ringside, Peyton Royce is cheering on Billie Kay. Candy Floss, Tom Cruise, and his fiance Barbie Blank are present to support Statlander, though Cruise and Blank are far more occupied with how far they can jam their tongues down each other's throat. Jinny is on commentary with the SGW Women's World Championship displayed prominently in front of her on the announce table. Aliyah and Vanessa Borne stand behind her, watching the match intently.
[ Tony Schiavone ] Ladies and gentlemen, we're being joined here tonight by the current Solid Gold Wrestling Women's World Champion, Jinny! I'm assuming you're here to scout out your potential next opponent?
[ Jinny ] Never assume anything about my motives, Tony. Someone like you, a lower as they're often called, could never understand what goes on in the mind of someone like myself... someone as sophisticated as Jinny.
[ Nigel McGuinness ] It's a pleasure to have ya' join us 'ere today, champ.
As soon as the bell rings, Rhea Ripley and Nia Jax meet in the center of the ring, standing toe to toe. Neither woman shows any sign of intimidation but before they can lay hands on one another, Kris Statlander and Billie Kay blindside them both! Statlander takes Ripley down with a dropkick while Billie instantly leaves Nia Jax lying with SHADES OF KAY! Billie covers Nia Jax and hooks her giant leg! Chioda drops! One! Two! NIA JAX PRESSES BILLIE OFF OF HER! The fans pop huge!
[ Nigel McGuinness ] Ya' not gonna get Nia Jax that easily! She's the bloody roughest, toughest almost as cool cousin as The Rock ya' gonna find in Solid Gold Wrestling!
[ Jinny ] While her strength is impressive, do you truly believe that she's physically what should be representing something as prestigious as the SGW Women's Division? Look at her. Her gear is so unlfattering. Like a garbage bag stretched over a mountain of cottage cheese.
[ Tony Schiavone ] The SGW Women's Division is all about talent, though! It's not a beauty contest! However, I would like to go on record that I think Nia Jax is a very attractive woman!
Jax returns to her feet and Billie remains on her knees, looking up at Jax in fear! However, before Jax can lay hands on her, Peyton Royce grabs Nia's ankle from the outside! Nia turns to kick Peyton away from her and Billie charges up behind her and dumps her through the ropes to the floor! The fans boo loudly! Billie follows Nia out and Chioda is too busy dealing with Statlander and Ripley brawling in the corner to pay attention to the IIconics double teaming Nia Jax on the floor!
[ Nigel McGuinness ] Look at that! The tag team expertise of the IIconics coming into play as they work togetha' t' neutralize Nia Jax, obviously the biggest threat in the match!
[ Jinny ] The IIconics are laughable, darling. They're nothing more than bootleg Highers. How did Billie Kay and her regrettable collagen injections even get into this match? Isn't she a tag team competitor? Someone wasn't thinking when that decision was made.
[ Tony Schiavone ] The IIconics have been very impressive since coming to SGW. It makes sense that one of them would be rewarded with this type of opportunity!
[ Jinny ] I'm sorry, what? I couldn't hear you over the sound of Peyton Royce's thunderous, plodding footsteps.
[ Tony Schiavone ] What-
[ Jinny ] She's fat. So disgusting.
Rhea Ripley pummels away at Kris Statlander in the corner, throwing haymakers until Statlander falls into a seated position in the corner. Ripley begins choking Statlander violently with her boot before pulling away and walking to the center of the ring, soaking up the negative reaction of the fans... before turning and charging back into the corner, facewashing Statlander violently!
[ Tony Schiavone ] What a shot!
[ Nigel McGuinness ] Rhea Ripley is 'ere t' make a point! After what she did to her friend Christina Von Eerie at WrestleBrawl 3, she wants to earn a shot at the SGW Women's World Championship so that she can do what Von Eerie failed to do!
[ Jinny ] She can try, you mean.
[ Nigel McGuinness ] Absolutely. She can try!
[ Jinny ] That's better.
[ Scott Steiner ] I'm pullin' for the moose in this one! She only did what she had to do at WrestleBrawl! You wanna get noticed but your friend is holdin' you back? You gotta take that friend out, ASAP! I respect the fuckin' hustle.
Ripley pulls Statlander out of the corner and goes for RIPTIDE but Statlander manages to reposition herself in mid-air and brings Ripley down with a flying headscissors! Ripley rolls right back to her feet, staggering against the ropes... and Statlander clotheslines her over the top rope to the floor, knocking down Tom Cruise and Barbie Blank as they continue to feverishly make out! Cruise and Blank lie on the floor, looking shocked as Ripley gets up! She pays no mind to Cruise or Blank but turns and pushes Candy Floss down for no reason! The fans boo... but then Ripley gets taken down by a SUICIDE DIVE from Kris Statlander!
[ Nigel McGuinness ] We've got an unidentified flying object, gentlemen!
[ Jinny ] Who does her make-up? They should be arrested for crimes against humanity.
[ Scott Steiner ] She got a faaaat ass, though.
[ Jinny ] Pig.
Outside the ring, the IIconics attempt to double suplex Nia Jax but Jax reverses it and double suplexes both IIconics! The fans cheer loudly as Jax gets up and throws Billie Kay back under the bottom rope! Nia Jax follows her in. Billie rolls back to her feet and charges at Nia Jax but Jax catches her across her shoulders... SAMOAN DROP! Nia Jax stands up, soaking in the cheers of the crowd, and Peyton Royce slides into the ring! Peyton charges at Nia Jax and Jax immediately boots her down! Royce falls down next to Billie and Nia Jax hits the ropes... DOUBLE BIG SPLASH ON BOTH IICONICS! Nia covers! ONE! TWO! THR-- THEY BOTH KICK OUT!
[ Tony Schiavone ] Amazing ability to kick out by the IIconics!
[ Jinny ] I'm actually impressed. I won't lie. That was a tremendous amount of blubber to escape from underneath.
[ Tony Schiavone ] That's a very rude opinion to have of Nia Jax!
[ Jinny ] Opinion? Look at her. She's obese.
Both IIconics roll out of the ring as Nia Jax looks on! Kris Statlander and Rhea Ripley are still fighting on the floor. Nia Jax exits the ring and charges around the ring post, blasting both women with a double clothesline! Jax tosses Ripley under the bottom rope and follows her inside! Ripley is quickly back to her feet and charges at Nia Jax with a clothesline! Jax ducks it and catches Ripley as she turns around... SAMOAN DROP! Nia Jax doesn't get up to go for the cover... and the fans begin booing as they realize why, Vipress has emerged from underneath the ring and is holding Nia Jax's ankles down from outside... allowing Kris Statlander to fly and flatten Nia Jax with a 450 SPLASH! Vipress lets go of Jax's ankles and returns underneath the ring, cackling! Statlander hooks the leg! One! Two! Three!
ELIMINATED - NIA JAX via PINFALL
[ Tony Schiavone ] What was Vipress doing out here!? Why!?
[ Nigel McGuinness ] What do ya' think, Tony! Makin' a statement on behalf of Gionna Daddio!
[ Scott Steiner ] I don't know about that, Tom Hiddleston! That spicy emo broad told Gionna whatever what was up earlier! That was a god damn statement on behalf of her fuckin' self if you're askin' me!
[ Jinny ] Literally no one asked you. And who ever would?
Billie Kay slides back into the ring and dives onto Statlander, peppering with lefts and rights before she can get up! Billie grabs a handful of Statlander's hair and pulls her up to her feet... only to have Statlander nail her with a knee lift and hit the ropes... AXE KICK! Billie Kay goes down! Statlander hits the ropes... RUNNING SHOOTING STAR PRESS! NO! BILLIE GETS HER KNEES UP! Statlander rises to her feet, favoring her stomach and Billie gets up, hitting the ropes... SHADES OF KAY! NO! Statlander ducks it and scoops Billie up... THE BIG BANG! Statlander cradles her up! ONE! TWO! THREE!
ELIMINATED - BILLIE KAY via PINFALL
Statlander returns to her feet and Billie rolls out of the ring. Statlander sees Rhea Ripley on the mat, struggling to return to her feet after receiving the Samoan Drop from the Irresistible Force! Ripley gets up to one knee and Statlander charges at her, dropkicking her right in the chest! Ripley goes down and Statlander hits the ropes... RUNNING SHOOTING STAR PRESS! She covers! One! Two! Th-- Ripley powers out! Ripley rolls over onto all fours, pounding the mat with her fist. Statlander bites her bottom lip, turns around, and nails the kneeling Ripley with a PELE KICK that puts her flat back down on her face! Statlander points at the turnbuckles and the fans begin cheering loudly! Statlander begins her ascent... but Ripley springs back to her feet and leaps onto the middle rope, hooking Statlander and bringing her down from the top with a SUPERPLEX! Ripley covers! ONE! TWO! THR-- Statlander kicks out!
[ Tony Schiavone ] That could've been it! What a move!
Ripley returns to her feet and snatches Statlander up. She lifts her up for RIPTIDE but Statlander's boot catches Chioda in the eye on the upswing! Chioda staggers back, clutching his eye and turns away! Statlander slips out behind Ripley and tumbles backward into the ropes before righting herself. Barbie Blank slides into the ring with a steel chair and begins sizing up Ripley!
[ Nigel McGuinness ] What's this moron doing?!
[ Tony Schiavone ] Perhaps she's looking for revenge on Rhea Ripley for knocking her down earlier!
Barbie swings the chair at Ripley's head but Ripley ducks and the chair wraps around Kris Statlander's head! Statlander goes down in a heap! Ripley springs into action... RIPTIDE ON BARBIE BLANK! Ripley quickly scrambles over and covers Statlander, hooking both legs! Still clutching his eye, Mike Chioda scrambles over and counts! ONE! TWO! THREE!
- WINNER -
The fans erupt in boos as Ripley rolls off Statlander. We can hear Jinny set her headset down and then we see the Highers assist her onto the announce table. Jinny stands on the table, glaring into the ring at her next opponent. Ripley returns to her feet with Floss and Cruise checking on Statlander and Barbie behind her. Standing on the table, Jinny holds the SGW Women's World Championship over her head. Ripley stares at the title and nods before falling onto her back and rolling under the bottom rope, walking to the back.
[ Tony Schiavone ] Gentlemen, there you have it... your women's world title match for People Who Hate Each Other Fighting on May 2nd, 2020! It's going to be a match for sure. Rhea Ripley's first opportunity at the championship since Mile High Madness back in November of last year!
[ Scott Steiner ] The moose is fuckin' comin' for the gold!
[ Nigel McGuinness ] The question is, where will Christina Von Eerie factor into this? With her history of violence with both of these women, you have to believe she's gonna have somethin' t' say... or do, even, when this match takes place!
We head backstage where we see AZM and Starlight Kid pushing "The Franchise" Shane Douglas down a hallway, still secured tightly to his wheelchair. The fans are cheering loudly as Douglas struggles against his restraints. They roll him past an elevator and come to a stop at a door marked "Stairwell." AZM and Starlight Kid look at each other and nod happily. Starlight pushes the door open and AZM guides the wheelchair inside. They push the wheelchair to the edge of the stairs. AZM scowls at Douglas.
[ AZM ] < Any last words, pee-pee pants? >
Starlight reaches up and removes the tape from Douglas's mouth.
[ Shane Douglas ] YOU BITCHES! YOU GOD DAMN FUCKIN' BITCHES!
Starlight immediately puts the tape back over his mouth.
[ AZM ] < Your story is at an end, foul smelling grandpa. >
[ Starlight Kid ] < Goodbye! I will miss you, French Fries-san! >
Starlight's eyes fall upon the Adam Cole blanket in his lap.
[ Starlight Kid ] < Should we cover him with blanket? So he will not be scared? >
AZM shakes her head.
[ AZM ] < Idiot. Of course not. I want him to see his death as it washes over him. >
She leans into Douglas' ear and speaks in terribly broken English.
[ AZM ] Justice... for-uh... Cathy! Die suh-row... stinky grandpa.
And then they push.
The wheelchair rolls down a couple steps without issue before it banks sideways and Douglas is sent careening into the darkness of the vacant stairwell, groaning all the way with every blunt impact until he's out of sight and can no longer be heard. AZM and Starlight look at one another and nod, satisfied. They turn and walk out of the stairwell, mission accomplished.
In another area backstage, Charly Caruso catches Rhea Ripley fresh off her victory just moments earlier. Ripley is very much not in the mood to be interviewed and is visibly annoyed by Caruso's presence.
[ Charly Caruso ] Rhea Ripley! You just earned a match for the SGW Women's World Championship at People Who Hate Each Other Fighting... but everyone is wondering what's going on following your actions at WrestleBrawl 3? Why did you attack Christina Von Eerie? And where is she?
Ripley just glares at Caruso. Caruso practically shrinks under her gaze.
[ Rhea Ripley ] If ya' really havin' t' ask why I gave 'er the bloody beatin' that she deserved... then ya' haven't been payin' very close attention for the last several months, have ya'? As for where she is?
Ripley smiles evilly.
[ Rhea Ripley ] Where do ya' think she is? She's off doin' what she does every bloody time she loses or gets beat down 'n put in 'er place. She's off in a dark room somewhere, listenin' t' some shit-ass band, and lickin' her fuckin' wounds.
Caruso bites her bottom lip nervously.
[ Rhea Ripley ] Because she's a failure... she was a failure as the champion... and she was a failure as the woman that this division was built around. It took everyone else a while t' bloody see it... but I've known it since day one. Why do ya' think she's avoided facin' me since Mile High Madness, yeah? Because she's scared o' me. She don't wanna face me.
Ripley gestures toward herself.
[ Rhea Ripley ] I wouldn't wanna face me neitha'--
BAM! Christina Von Eerie blasts Rhea Ripley from behind, sending her crashing into the wall! Von Eerie stays on her, slugging away like a woman possessed! Ripley comes back with a knee lift, cutting Von Eerie off! They begin throwing wild punches and forearms and Charly Caruso quickly exits the scene! Security floods the scene and separates them as they continue struggling and fighting to get at one another!
[ Tony Schiavone ] So much for being scared of Rhea Ripley!
[ Nigel McGuinness ] If ya' thought Von Eerie and Jinny was heated, ya' ain't seen nothin' yet, I don't believe! If I know Christina Von Eerie, I'd bet that the betrayal of a friend is high on her list of things that really, really piss 'er off!
We fade up in another room backstage where we see a trainer applying an ice pack to Billie Kay's neck. Billie winces in pain. Peyton Royce walks over off-camera and snatches the ice pack out of the trainer's hand, sneering. The trainer takes a step back, looking offended.
[ Peyton Royce ] What do ya' think ya' doin', moron?! Ya' doin' it awl wrong!
She shoos the trainer away and applies the ice pack herself. Billie sighs and reaches up, placing her hand on top of Peyton's as she applies pressure.
[ Peyton Royce ] Well, tonight didn't go exactly as planned, did it?
Billie's eyes narrow.
[ Billie Kay ] Not... at... awl...
[ Peyton Royce ] Perhaps we lost sight of the goal a little bit. I won't lie t' you... I might have gone a little sideways afta' losin' at WrestleBrawl. Settin' our sights on somethin' bigga'... seemed like a right good idea at the time but--
[ Billie Kay ] What's bigga than us?
[ Peyton Royce ] Exactly.
[ Peyton Royce ] It's time t' get back on track. Who cares 'bout Rhea Ripley 'n Jinny 'n all that extra nonsense... those Twinstar Championships are ripe for the taking. We shoulda' been the first champions... Team Kick took that opportunity from us.
[ Billie Kay ] Maybe we can't be the first champions... but there's still time.
Peyton nods, her eyes glimmering in the light.
[ Peyton Royce ] There's still time t' be the last.
While the championship is still in its infancy in the annals of
Solid Gold Wrestling history, Elevation Title matches have already
been established as contests fought between hungry, capable
performers willing to do anything to win. The drive and
determination to have the power that comes alongside the Elevation
Championship pushing all wrestlers towards a victory is palpable,
and evident in the eyes of all vying for the title.
- WINNER & STILL CHAMPION -
Paul Turner brings Nash his championship, the normally
cool-and-collected Elevation Champion quickly exits the ring,
shaking his head and rubbing his temples angrily.
We go backstage where we see CM Punk sitting in his dressing room. One by one, he's placing pieces of his gear into his bag while AJ Lee watches on, a sad look on her face. Punk is stonefaced, emotionless. He takes a deep breath.
[ AJ Lee ] Phil, are you okay?
He doesn't answer. He continues to pack his things.
[ AJ Lee ] Phil?
He zips the bag shut and stands up, throwing the bag over his shoulder. He turns and looks at AJ. You don't have to look hard to see that his recent losses are weighing heavily on his mind. He shakes his head.
[ CM Punk ] Let's get outta' here.
AJ nods timidly.
[ CM Punk ] I gotta make some fuckin' changes.
He walks toward the door and she follows.
Quickly we cut to a shot of the interior parking garage at MSG,
where a briskly moving Chris Jericho is flanked by his close
confidant Jake Hager. Jericho’s wispy white scarf is blowing behind
him as Hager pulls the rolling bag, keeping close with Chris’
Becky Lynch and Ted Dibiase are at ringside. As soon as the bell rings, Hana and Shayna clash in the middle of the ring, slugging away at each other with forearms and punches to the head and chest areas. They tie up, refusing to let go of one another as they throw bombs left and right!
[ Tony Schiavone ] And we're off to the races!
[ Nigel McGuinness ] The impact from these blows would bloody stagga' the toughest of competitors but here we are, with both women absorbing worlds of punishment and refusing to back down!
They continue fighting it out until Shayna takes over with a knee lift and grabs a handful of Hana's hair. She keeps Hana in a doubled over position and tees off, kicking her right in the face! Hana drops to one knee and Shayna drills her with a second kick to the face before releasing her hair, pulling back, and driving a forearm into the back of Hana's head, knocking her down face first. Shayna smiles and looms over Hana, gesturing toward herself and taunting her, shouting "Is that all you got, kid?! You're already DONE!? GET UP! FIGHT ME!"
[ Scott Steiner ] God damn, this Baszler dude is ugly as fuck! Is this one o' them Limitless matches!?
[ Nigel McGuinness ] Christ, Scott.
[ Tony Schiavone ] This is heated, gentlemen! Ted Dibiase's money brought them together and Hana Kimura's ambition has torn them apart! It became clear early on that Shayna Baszler and Los Ice Creams were Dibiase's key focus while Becky Lynch and Hana Kimura have been treated as afterthoughts... tools, if you will, to support Shayna and the Ice Creams!
[ Nigel McGuinness ] He certainly did not appreciate Hana Kimura's intense focus on ending her rivalry with Barbie Blank! It would appear that was the straw which broke the camel's back in regards to Hana's continued employment under Dibiase's umbrella!
[ Scott Steiner ] And now he's sent this big Vigo the Carpathian lookin' goon to finish 'er off!
Hana rolls over on her back and Shayna descends on her, attempting to mount her but Hana gets a boot up, kicking Shayna in the mid-section! Shayna staggers back and Hana rolls back to her feet, quickly charging at Shayna and nailing her with a series of forearms! She staggers Shayna back against the ropes and shoots her off. Shayna hits the ropes on the opposite side and comes back. Hana charges at her and throws a clothesline but Shayna ducks it! Hana hits the opposite side... and Ted Dibiase grabs her ankle!
[ Tony Schiavone ] Oh, come on, Ted!
[ Nigel McGuinness ] Ya' knew it had t' happen!
Hana shouts at Dibiase in Japanese... and Baszler blasts her from behind, knocking her through the ropes and onto the apron! Hana uses the ropes to pull herself up and Shayna nails her with a forearm to stagger her. Shayna hooks Hana around the neck and goes for a suplex but Hana fights it off and tries to lift Shayna for a suplex of her own! The fans gasp as Hana prepares to suplex Shayna over the top rope to the floor but Shayna fights out of that attempt as well! They struggle for position for a moment before Shayna throws a knee through the ropes, jarring Hana enough for Shayna to lift her up... and DROP HANA STRAIGHT DOWN INTO THE KIRIFUDA CLUTCH!
[ Nigel McGuinness ] Good lord, there it is! Out of bloody nowhere!
Hana struggles, reaching desperately for the ropes as Shayna chokes the life out of her! Shayna uses everything she has in the tank to keep Hana under control but Hana is fighting with every inch of her body to get to the ropes! Kicking, reaching, and writhing, Shayna's grip on Hana begins to slip... and HANA GETS A FOOT ON THE BOTTOM ROPE!
[ Tony Schiavone ] Thank goodness! She lives to fight another day!
Hana lays on the mat for a moment, breathing heavily. The fans begin chanting "LET'S GO HANA" over and over. Baszler stomps around the ring, furious, shouting at the fans to "SHUT THE HELL UP!" before pointing at Hana and dragging her thumb across her throat. Hana uses the ropes to pull herself up and Shayna sizes her up. Shayna goes for the KIRIFUDA CLUTCH once again... but Hana begins throwing elbows backward into Baszler's head! Baszler lets go, staggering backward! Hana turns around and points at Baszler, screaming in Japanese! She hits the ropes... and DRILLS BASZLER WITH A SHOTGUN DROPKICK! Baszler goes down hard!
[ Nigel McGuinness ] She's pickin' up steam, boys!
Hana pulls Baszler up off the mat and sets her up for the TIGER LILY... but Ted Dibiase climbs onto the apron! Dibiase pulls Rick Knox and Hana lets go of Shayna, allowing her to fall to the side! Before Hana can turn to deal with Dibiase, Becky Lynch hits the ring with a steel chair and charges at Hana... but Hana moves and Becky waffles Shayna! Becky looks down at the chair... and then shrugs before leaving the ring with confidence in her step! Dibiase looks FURIOUS, shouting "WHERE DO YOU THINK YOU'RE GOING!?" Becky turns and looks back down at the ring, mouthing "Oh well" before disappearing behind the curtain!
[ Tony Schiavone ] Becky just laid out her own partner... and she doesn't even care!
[ Nigel McGuinness ] The rumors must be true, then! Becky Lynch is said to be done with this alliance and heading for potentially greena' pastures with SGW's new SHOCK brand! Talk about severin' ties!
Hana watches Becky disappear behind the curtain and then charges at the ropes, dropkicking Dibiase's legs out from him so he tumbles off the apron to the floor! The fans pop huge! Hana quickly turns and falls on top of Shayna, still out of it from the chairshot! ONE! TWO! THREE!
- WINNER -
The fans pop huge and Hana rolls off Shayna with a huge smile on her face. Hana gets up and stands over Shayna, posing and blowing kisses... until Dibiase climbs into the ring and gets right in Hana's face! The fans begin cheering loudly as Hana refuses to back down!
[ Tony Schiavone ] Hana Kimura, showing no fear in the face of her former employer!
Dibiase points his finger right in her face... and Hana slaps him hard, almost staggering him backward! Dibiase looks indignant... and Hana shoves him hard! Dibiase falls back into the ropes, catching himself... and Shayna Baszler blasts her from behind with a big forearm! There's a trickle of blood coming from somewhere in Baszler's hairline as she locks in the KIRIFUDA CLUTCH one more time!
[ Nigel McGuinness ] Come on now! The match is bloody ova'!
[ Scott Steiner ] Never turn your back on somebody that looks like Shayna Baszler! Damn!
The boos suddenly turn to cheers as Dakota Kai and Tegan Nox emerge from the back! They run down to ringside in street clothes, roll under the bottom rope, and narrowly miss Dibiase as he dives through the ropes and escapes up the ramp! Baszler lets go of Kimura and rolls under the bottom rope as well. Baszler and Dibiase escape before disappearing behind the curtain. Inside the ring, Nox and Dakota help Kimura back to her feet. The fans applaud loudly.
[ Tony Schiavone ] Thank God for Team Kick!
[ Nigel McGuinness ] Indeed, Tony. It's a good thing there are women like Dakota Kai and Tegan Nox backstage to balance out the more negative element that's seemingly taken over the women's division of late! I've heard they've gone out of their way to help Hana Kimura acclimate to the United States since WrestleBrawl 3. Real good girls, those two.
We focus on Tegan and Dakota raising Hana's arms in victory as we fade out.
Colt Cabana is walking proudly down the hallway. His chest is puffed
out, hands on his hips, he’s even whistling. Upon noticing the
camera, he flashes a big smile and waves.
We head to another area backstage where we see Dakota Kai and Tegan Nox with Hana Kimura. Hana is sitting down in a chair, still trying to shake off the match with Shayna Baszler just moments earlier. Tegan is kneeling next to Hana with a bottle of water in her hand. With a concerned look on her face, Tegan offers Hana the water. Hana takes the bottle of water and takes a drink before leaning back in the chair.
[ Dakota Kai ] On the upside, it looks like we won't be defending our titles against Becky and Shayna... so, that's a plus, eh?
Tegan looks up at Dakota, appearing confused.
[ Tegan Nox ] What even was that, yeah?
[ Dakota Kai ] I suppose it doesn't even matta' now. Not to us, at least. We should be focusin' on what's comin' next in the Twinstar division, though. It's gettin' right competitive, isn't it? It really makes me wonda' who we're gonna defend against first.
She begins counting them off on her fingers.
[ Dakota Kai ] The Big Kaijus. The Boss 'n Hug Connection. The IIconics. DemonxBunny--
[ Tegan Nox ] I hope it's not DemonxBunny, fer Chrissake.
Hana Kimura is paying absolutely zero attention to the conversation at hand. Dakota shrugs.
[ Dakota Kai ] Could be a good match, I think.
[ Tegan Nox ] Between all the weird stuff goin' on wit' the Scientologists 'n The Cube Army... the brainwashing tequila 'n John Travolta bein' barefoot in a bloody speedo... we already did Kaiju Big Battel 'n we worked really really hard to earn those Twinstar straps, so I'm jus' a bit weary 'bout gettin' wrapped up in some really over the top, demonic, dark war mumbo jumbo, ya' know?
Dakota nods, offering a slight shrug.
[ Tegan Nox ] I mean, ya' know that's comin', right? I ain't crazy for thinkin' that.
[ Dakota Kai ] Yeah, ya' probably right.
[ Tegan Nox ] Tucor threw John Travolta in a bloody pit two weeks ago 'n now everyone's goin' on about their lives like nothin' completely off the wall insane happened. It's mad. Seriously, the stuff that happens here is enough t' turn the sanest person into a certified moon howler.
[ Dakota Kai ] So rad.
[ Tegan Nox ] What?
[ Dakota Kai ] What.
Before they can speak any further, Kimura stands up and sets the bottle of water down. She approaches Dakota and Tegan, a smile on her face. She speaks in English, forcing it out.
[ Hana Kimura ] Thank-uh... you ...fuh-riends.
Dakota and Tegan look at each other and then back at Hana.
[ Dakota Kai ] Yeah, of course we're friends.
[ Tegan Nox ] We've got yer back. That's what friends do.
[ Dakota Kai ] So, now that ya' done wit' Dibiase 'n Shayna, where do ya' go from here?
Before Hana can answer her, Io Shirai walks into the shot from off-camera, wearing street clothes. Io pays no mind to Dakota or Tegan but stops just long enough to lock eyes with Hana Kimura. Hana and Io glare at each other for the briefest moment before Io walks back off-camera without a word. The live crowd is cheering loudly. Hana watches Io leave, staring off in the direction she left long after she's gone.
[ Tegan Nox ] Hana?
Tegan waves her hand in front of Hana's face but Hana doesn't even flinch.
[ Tegan Nox ] ...Hana?
Jake Hager is standing at ringside, watching intently. All three men begin the match, standing in their corners. Aubrey Edwards calls for the bell and all three of them meet in the center of the ring. It looks like Jericho and Elias are going to spend some time talking trash but Jimmy Havoc isn't here to play and nails Elias right in the throat with a big right hand before booting Jericho in the stomach, taking him by the tights and hair, and dumping him through the ropes to the floor! Havoc follows Jericho out and Jericho quickly regains his bearing and grabs Havoc by the shirt, drilling him with a big forearm to the head! Jericho and Havoc begin trading blows with the fans starting a dueling "BOO!" and "YAY!" chant! As they slug it out, Elias rubs his throat and then begins climbing the turnbuckles! The fans begin buzzing with anticipation as Elias perches on the top for a moment... and then leaps! HE WIPES OUT HAVOC AND JERICHO WITH A SLOPPY CROSSBODY!
[ Tony Schiavone ] This is what an opportunity at the SGW World Championship means to these men! The vagrant songbird has taken flight!
[ Nigel McGuinness ] We've seen some considerable improvement in Elias over the past month, gentlemen. When he first came to Solid Gold Wrestling, it was clear that his head wasn't entirely in the game... but it's safe t' say that Elias is bloody awake and in it to win it!
Elias is the first man up but before he can capitalize on his high risk move, he's blasted from behind by Jake Hager! The fans erupt in boos as Hager snatches Elias up, throws him over his shoulder and then charges full-speed... SLAMMING HIM THROUGH THE GUARDRAIL!
[ Tony Schiavone ] Goodness gracious! WHY!?
[ Nigel McGuinness ] Jake Hager has only one job, Tony! To ensure that Chris Jericho leaves here tonight as the man who will face Val Venis at Supremacy! And since this is a triple threat match, there are no disqualifications!
[ Scott Steiner ] That big cornfed son of a bitch is strong as fuck! That greasy guitar carryin' hobo might be fuckin' dead!
Hager rises up out of the wreckage, beating on his chest. Aubrey Edwards begins motioning toward the back... and here comes the road agents! Lance Storm, Justin Credible, D-Von Dudley, Billy Gunn, and Stevie Ray! They all job down the ramp and Aubrey Edwards informs them that Jake Hager is being EJECTED from ringside! The fans pop huge!
[ Tony Schiavone ] Justice has been served!
[ Nigel McGuinness ] You're outta here, Big Jake!
[ Scott Steiner ] Aw, man, come on! He was the best part o' the fuckin' match!
Havoc is using the ring steps to return to his feet. Jericho braces himself, using the apron. Jericho sees Hager being escorted to the back by the agents and begins losing his shit! Jericho shouts at them to bring Hager back but it's not happening! Jericho snaps and charges at Havoc, kicking him in his previously damaged hand, pinning it to the steps! Havoc pulls his hand away and immediately boots Jericho in the stomach. Havoc looks down at his hand, disgusted, and shakes it out.
[ Tony Schiavone ] According to our medical team, the injury Jimmy Havoc sustained at Heartbreaker, which was aggravated at WrestleBrawl 3, should be almost one hundred percent but a good kick like that one from Chris Jericho could quickly undo that progress!
[ Nigel McGuinness ] Injured hand or not, that won't slow Jimmy Havoc down.
[ Tony Schiavone ] I don't think you can argue that Jimmy Havoc would be the Golden Ticket holder right now if not for Bryan Danielson taking advantage of that damaged hand!
Havoc advances on Jericho, taking him by the hair. He whips Jericho hard into the steps! Jericho cries out in pain! Havoc charges at him and Jericho comes alive, catching him with a drop toe hold that sends Havoc head first into the steps! Havoc goes down hard and rolls over on his side. Jericho wastes no time, grabbing Havoc by his tights and shirt. He dumps Havoc over the rail and then hooks him for a suplex. Jericho lifts Havoc up over the rail and then drops him stomach first across it! Havoc seesaws on the rail, threatening to tumble over into the ringside area but Jericho takes a few steps back... and nails a basement dropkick right into Havoc's head! Havoc falls into the ringside area and Jericho picks him up by his shirt, tossing him under the bottom rope and into the ring. Havoc rolls out to the center and Jericho climbs the turnbuckles from the outside. Once he reaches the top, he waits on Havoc to return to his feet... AND ELIAS NAILS JERICHO WITH A GUITAR FROM THE APRON! The guitar explodes and Jericho tumbles from the top to the apron and lands on the floor!
[ Tony Schiavone ] WOULD YA' LOOK AT THAT!
[ Nigel McGuinness ] Elias just put the great equalizer t' bloody work!
Elias is visibly in pain from the crash through the rail! Elias slowly begins climbing the turnbuckles and once he reaches the top, he leaps off, nailing Havoc with a double axe handle to the top of the head! Havoc crumbles and Elias takes him by the hair, painstakingly pulling him back to his feet! Elias hooks Havoc for DRIFT AWAY but Havoc spins out of it, keeping hold of Elias' wrist as he does so... ACID RAINMAKER! HE TURNS ELIAS INSIDE OUT! HAVOC COVERS! ONE! TWO! THR-- ELIAS KICKS OUT!
[ Scott Steiner ] Emo skeleton couldn't get the job done!
[ Tony Schiavone ] That was his move! What comes next!?
Havoc returns to his feet, looking pissed. He brushes the hair out of his face and pulls Elias up by two handfuls of hair. Elias struggles up to both knees and Havoc gets him the rest of the way up. Havoc sets him up for ANOTHER Acid Rainmaker... but Elias ducks it and boots Havoc in the gut... DRIFT AWAY! Elias goes for the cover! ONE! TWO! THR-- CHRIS JERICHO PULLS ELIAS OUT OF THE RING! The fans erupt in boos! Jericho forearms Elias in the head and whips him backward into the guardrail! Before Elias can recover, Jericho charges and clotheslines him over into the front row! Jericho slides into the ring, looks at the downed Havoc and then hits the ropes... SHITTY LIONSAULT! HAVOC GETS HIS KNEES UP! Jericho rolls right back to his feet while favoring his mid-section! Havoc returns to his feet and Jericho charges at him! Havoc ducks it and catches him on the turnaround... ACID RAINMAKER!
[ Nigel McGuinness ] HAVOC'S GONNA BLOODY DO IT!
Havoc covers and hooks both legs! ONE! TWO! THR-- ELIAS BREAKS THE FALL! The fans cheer loudly! All three men are lying in the center of the ring! Elias begins stirring first, using the ropes to pull himself up. Havoc is up to one knee next. As soon as Havoc is up, Elias comes alive, booting him in the gut and dumping him through the ropes! However, Elias turns right around... INTO A CODEBREAKER! Elias flails backward into the ropes and then face plants! Jericho covers him! ONE! TWO! THRE-- ELIAS GOT A FOOT ON THE BOTTOM ROPE! Jericho looks like he can't believe it... but then Jimmy Havoc reaches through the ropes and grabs Jericho by two handfuls of hair! Havoc drags Jericho out of the ring and they struggle for position before Jericho kicks Havoc right in the balls and then plants him with a CODEBREAKER! Jericho stands up, looking pissed off... and Elias nails him with a BASEBALL SLIDE! The impact sends Jericho crashing into the rail! Elias slides the rest of the way out of the ring. Jericho lunges forward, booting Elias in the gut but Elias catches the boot and whips Jericho around... before taking his head off with a clothesline! Elias looks out at the cheering fans... and then turns around into a CHAIR THROWN BY JIMMY HAVOC!
[ Tony Schiavone ] Oh come on! There's no need for this!
[ Nigel McGuinness ] It's not that kinda' bloody match but then again, there's nothing in the rulebook that says it isn't that kinda' bloody match!
[ Scott Steiner ] Whatever it takes, fuck boys! I don't like the emo bitch but I support his right t' fuckin' do what it takes to win the match!
Elias staggers backward from the impact and Havoc boots him in the stomach, still favoring his crotch from Jericho's earlier attack. Havoc tosses Elias under the bottom rope by a handful of hair. Havoc picks up the chair and slides it into the ring as well before following him inside. Elias struggles back to his feet and Havoc is waiting on him with the chair. Elias turns around and Havoc swings but Elias catches it! They struggle for control of the chair but Jericho slides under the bottom rope and rises to his feet. Havoc sees Jericho coming and lets go of the chair, giving it up to Elias! Jericho DROPKICKS THE CHAIR INTO ELIAS' FACE!
[ Scott Steiner ] Good thing that face was already busted! God damn!
[ Tony Schiavone ] Elias might have just been taken out of the match!
Jericho gets up and turns around, walking right into a shot to the nuts from Havoc! The fans boo loudly! Jericho remains doubled over in front of Havoc and Havoc holds up his middle finger right in Jericho's face! Havoc takes Jericho's wrist and goes for the ACID RAINMAKER but Jericho ducks it and catches Havoc from behind... BREAKDOWN! NO! Havoc elbows out of it! Havoc throws a big punchs at Jericho but Jericho blocks it and executes a takedown, dropping Havoc flat on his back! Jericho goes for the WALLS OF JERICHO! Jericho struggles to turn him over! Havoc is fighting it every steps of the way... until Havoc manages to kick Jericho off of him! Jericho staggers backward into the ropes as Havoc returns to his feet! Jericho charges at him! CODEBREAKER! NO! JERICHO GOES DOWN BUT HAVOC HANGS ON HIS LEGS AND LOCKS HIM DOWN IN A JACKKNIFE PIN! ONE! TWO! THREE!
- WINNER -
The fans pop huge as Havoc rolls off of Jericho and lays in the middle of the ring for a moment with his hands covering his face. Jericho rolls out of the ring and goes to the back, furious, throwing an absolute tantrum. Elias also quickly exits, leaving the ring to Havoc. As Havoc returns to his feet and has his hand raised by Aubrey Edwards, "Glory Days" by Bruce Springsteen hits and Val Venis makes his way out onto the stage in a three-piece suit with the SGW World Heavyweight Championship resting on his shoulder. He stands on the stage, looking down at the ringside area, dead serious.
[ Tony Schiavone ] There he is, ladies and gentlemen... the man who did the impossible just two weeks ago and defeated Adam Cole to become the new SGW World Heavyweight Champion. The man we call Val Venis!
Venis makes his way down to the ring and climbs the steps, keeping his eyes locked on Havoc. He walks across the apron and Aubrey Edwards sits on the middle rope. Venis steps inside and approaches Havoc, getting right in his face. They stand eye to eye and Venis removes the championship from his shoulder, holding it high over his head. The fans cheer loudly.
[ Nigel McGuinness ] This is it, folks... the main event of Supremacy, right here and right now!
Havoc looks at the championship, eyeing it without emotion. Venis takes a steps back and offers his hand. Havoc looks down at it for what feels like forever. The fans loudly chant "SHAKE! SHAKE! SHAKE!" over and over. However, before we find out if they'll shake or not, "End of the Revolution" by New Sun hits! The fans erupt in boos! Adam Cole emerges from the back with Britt Baker and Steve Corino in tow. Cole is in a three-piece suit of his own and looks pissed. He has a microphone in his hand.
[ Scott Steiner ] Ah, shit. Here's that damn pretty boy out here t' start shit!
[ Tony Schiavone ] I'm sure we already know what Adam Cole wants... but he's not going to get it! Jimmy Havoc has already earned the title shot at Supremacy! Adam Cole lost at WrestleBrawl! He isn't the champion anymore! Val Venis is!
[ Nigel McGuinness ] Add to that, we've seen Arn Anderson and Shane Douglas neutralized both at WrestleBrawl and tonight! Cole and Corino are on their own for now!
Cole and Corino make their way down to the ring with Baker following. Once all three of them are inside the ring, Cole walks right past Jimmy Havoc like he isn't even standing there and eyes Venis before raising the microphone.
[ Adam Cole ] What is this? Some kind of joke? Is this a joke?!
Cole gestures toward Havoc.
[ Adam Cole ] This isn't a god damn joke to me, Val Venis!
He looks at Val, staring a hole straight through him.
[ Adam Cole ] That's my championship and this match... this so-called Supremacy main event... it's not fuckin' happening! Not without me! Not without ADAM COLE--
Even though they hate him, the fans scream BAY-BAYYYYY in unison.
[ Adam Cole ] You can be the people's champion, you can defend against anyone you want if that's the game you wanna play... defend it against all-comers, I don't care! Defend it against Blue Meanie or Danhausen or any other tomato can the Championship Committee is willing to set up for you... you wanna be a fighting champion, go ahead... but the title shot at Supremacy belongs to me!
The fans boo loudly. Venis smirks.
[ Adam Cole ] So this jack-off can step aside... because I'm cashing in my rematch clause!
The boo even louder. Havoc steps up and gets in Cole's face. Cole smiles.
[ Adam Cole ] What are you gonna do about it, bitch? I'm the guy who runs this show! Nothing happens in this company without The Origin's say-so! Not since day one! So I suggest you step aside and exit my ring before my boy Steve Corino has to show you the way out!
Corino nods, saying "Yeah!" in response. Havoc glares at Corino. However, before this can go any further... "Metalingus" by Alter Bridge hits and the fans pop huge as Edge makes his way down to the ring! Edge climbs into the ring with a microphone of his own, stepping between the members of The Origin and Venis and Havoc. Edge looks around the ring, fully assessing the situation before raising his microphone.
[ Edge ] You know, it's been a heck of a night so far and I was really hoping that this, of all things, would go down smooth but welcome to SGW, right? Adam Cole... I've been where you are, man. I've been the big bad champion before, running the show, telling the showrunners what they're gonna do and who I'm gonna be... but that's not how this is gonna go tonight, brother.
The fans cheer loudly. Cole looks pissed.
[ Edge ] See, SGW isn't like most promotions in case you haven't figured that out... we like to play a little fast and loose with the rules and your rematch clause? Well, it doesn't really exist! But I'll tell you what... you are the former champion and as a former champion myself, I can say... ya' didn't do too bad in the role, kid.
[ Edge ] I mean, ya' lost to Val Venis of all people on the grandest stage of them all...
Edge looks at Venis. Venis shakes his head, annoyed. Edge smirks and mouths "sorry" before continuing.
[ Edge ] But as far as champions go, you're below Scott Steiner but somewhere above Johnny Stamboli and Gangrel, so not too shabby. That's why I'm willing to give you an opportunity to get into the match at Supremacy... at No Peace in Brooklyn, you're gonna step in the ring one more time with JIMMY HAVOC... and if you can pull out the victory this time, we'll make the main event at Supremacy... a THREE WAY DANCE!
The fans pop huge. Havoc glares at Cole. Cole looks pissed, not liking this idea at all.
[ Tony Schiavone ] Adam Cole does not seem happy with that response!
It looks like the show is about to go off the air with that... but before it can, "The Final Countdown" by Europe hits! The fans erupt in boos as Bryan Danielson walks out onto the stage in jeans and a baby blue "I <3 Wrestling" t-shirt. Danielson looks around at the booing fans with a smug look on his face. Under his arm, he carries that same object from earlier in a black shroud. Danielson has a microphone in his other hand. Everyone in the ring has their attention turned to him. He raises his microphone and begins to speak.
[ Bryan Danielson ] Far be it from me to interrupt the making of such a historic main event match... but I'm about to make some history myself... and unlike anything involving Val Venis, this will actually be the kind of thing wrestling historians talk about... forever!
The fans boo loudly.
[ Bryan Danielson ] Two weeks ago... I humiliated the entire SGW roster... as only I can! I won the WrestleBrawl match! I earned the Golden Ticket! Me! ...no one else... and now, the future of Solid Gold Wrestling is in MY hands!
He looks down at the bundle under his arm and smiles evilly.
[ Bryan Danielson ] Literally.
He looks back up at the men in the ring and addresses them.
[ Bryan Danielson ] You see, while everyone else was talking about using the Golden Ticket for a title shot or running their own show or firing their hated rivals... I was thinking bigger. I was thinking about the big picture... I was thinking about the future of the wrestling business as a whole... see, unlike everyone else, I'm not selfish. I'm not fickle! That's why it was obvious, what I had to use my Golden Ticket for.
He points down the ramp, into the ring... at Venis.
[ Bryan Danielson ] I don't want a shot at your title, Val Venis.
He shakes his head, disgusted. Venis looks down at the belt and then back up at Danielson.
[ Bryan Danielson ] Why anyone would want a shot at a title held by Tom Cruise is beyond me. I used to think the answer was to win that championship and then purify it with my work, make people forget the past... but when I look at SGW today and I look at what these fans want, what they cheer, the things that they accept? That's not good enough.
He looks out at the fans and shakes his head.
[ Bryan Danielson ] Fickle.
And then he looks back down at Venis.
[ Bryan Danielson ] The answer is not to redeem the past... but erase it.
Venis and Edge look at each other, confused.
[ Bryan Danielson ] That belt is a joke. It's a joke! Once, it might have been considered a great title but over the years, its image has been sullied... ruined by sub-par champions and then unified with lesser championships. Watered down! PATHETIC!
Danielson spits on the stage, his lower lip jutting out like a scolded child.
[ Bryan Danielson ] ...pathetic.
Danielson begins untying the strings on the black bag.
[ Bryan Danielson ] If you want to keep parading that title around, fine. Do it. I won't stop you from making a mockery of yourselves and what this company used to represent. I won't have any part of it... I'm not a joke, unlike all of you. No, going forward... I REJECT THE SGW WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP!
The fans boo loudly. Danielson reaches into the bag and removes something... unexpected. Something sacrilegious... he holds it over his head and cries out at the top of his lungs:
[ Bryan Danielson ] LONG LIVE... THE REEEEEAL SGW WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP!
The fans boo loudly and begin chanting "BULLSHIT" over and over.
[ Bryan Danielson ] A true world championship... already established by being forged after defeating twenty-nine of the so-called best wrestlers in the world... and yet it remains unburdened by twenty years of lackluster champions and worthless title unifications! This belt is more than prestigious... it's pure!
Danielson points down at the ring, spittle flying from his mouth.
[ Bryan Danielson ] And I will defend this championship against all-comers!
He hoists the title up onto his shoulder and smirks.
[ Bryan Danielson ] ...all-comers... that I see fit.
[ Bryan Danielson ] You wanna be a fighting champion, Val? You wanna defend your title next week against someone who deserves it? Then so will I! Because I'm going to prove, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that not only is this a legitimate World Heavyweight Championship... but that I am a better wrestler... I am a better man... and you can be damn sure... that I am a better champion than you... will ever be.
Daniels drops the microphone and "The Final Countdown" hits. Danielson holds up the championship over his head and shouts "BEST! WRESTLER! IN! THE! WORRRRRRRLD!" as the fans boo! We cut to a shot of the men in the ring, mixed reactions ranging from anger to confusion. We cut back to the ramp where we see Danielson holding the title over his head. The camera zooms in on the brand new championship as we fade out.
End of transmission.