Fade up.

A golden guitar.

It rests over the shoulder of a man dressed in black.

Obviously, that man is Jeff Jarrett because who else would be carrying a golden guitar? He's entirely covered in black. His shirt, his pants, his trench coat, his cowboy hat, even his cowboy boots. Removing the guitar from his shoulder, he holds it out in front of himself and admires it. The golden finish gleams in the fluorescent lights overhead. A menacing smirk appears on his face and he nods with satisfaction before speaking to another man in the room.

[ Jeff Jarrett ] This is it, Scotty.

The camera pans over to reveal Scott Steiner in black jeans and an orange Inhumane Society tank top. He's sitting on a nearby stack of wooden crates. Steiner's sunglasses obscure his eyes from our view, but we can still tell he's got a lot on his mind.

[ Jeff Jarrett ] Twenty-three years and it all boils down t' this.

Giving the guitar a quick twirl, Jarrett places it back on his shoulder.

[ Jeff Jarrett ] Who woulda' thought it, huh? When I first stepped foot in this company... when ol' Arn Anderson signed me t' that first big deal... ain't nobody gave a damn about Double J back then--

Steiner removes his sunglasses and hangs them on the front of his shirt.

[ Jeff Jarrett ] --well, look at me now.

[ Scott Steiner ] You always used t' say it was a helluva' thing... killin' these companies off, puttin' all them mother fuckers outta' work, shittin' on their belts... everything they ever worked for, straight in the fuckin' ground. PWO, XWF, nEw 'n all the rest of 'em... distant memories, fucked for all time.

Jarrett turns to Steiner and smiles.

[ Jeff Jarrett ] It's the best, ain't it?

Steiner huffs and puts his sunglasses back on.

[ Scott Steiner ] It's somethin'.

Jarrett raises an eyebrow.

[ Jeff Jarrett ] You ain't havin' second thoughts, are ya'?

[ Scott Steiner ] Fuck no.

Jarrett turns away and nods. We hear a crunch from a few feet away. The camera pans over to reveal Hook in track pants and an oversized hoodie. He's eating from a bag of chips. It looks like Jarrett is about to acknowledge Hook when Steiner speaks up again.

[ Scott Steiner ] You knew it was comin' t' this, huh?

Jarrett looks down at the floor, away from Hook.

[ Scott Steiner ] All the way back in 2019, when you brought this fuckin' thing back from the grave... when you called me and asked me t' be your color man instead o' your world champion or tag team partner or whatever the fuck... you knew this is how it had to end.

Steiner stands up from the stack of crates.

[ Jeff Jarrett ] This is the only way it could end, Scotty.

Jarrett stares off into space.

[ Jeff Jarrett ] SGW is the last one to go.

There's a sense of twisted pride in his voice.

[ Jeff Jarrett ] I... have t' be the last one.

Jarrett turns and faces Steiner.

[ Jeff Jarrett ] The last champion.

Steiner is trembling with intensity.

[ Jeff Jarrett ] I go out on top, just like I always have. Just like WE always have, Scotty. You 'n me... remember when we were the world and US champs and we was the tag team champs at the same time? Remember when I was the nEw World Champ and you 'n Buff Daddy were the tag team champs? We closed all those sons o' bitches on top... ain't nobody could compete with us... ain't nobody really wanted to, either.

Crunch. Hook takes another obnoxiously loud bite in the corner.

[ Jeff Jarrett ] The same holds today... Cody Rhodes thinks he's got what it takes to stop what's comin', but he ain't got no idea what he's in for. He ain't snatchin' that title out from under me in some outlaw ladder match and he'd do well not to mistake me for Malakai Black or Matt Cardona, or whatever other losers he beat workin' for the competition. What I'm packin' is bad enough on its own... but with you, Buff, and my son in my corner... they ain't nobody gonna stop me from strappin' up and burnin' this mother down.

Before Steiner can reply, the door to the dressing room opens up and Buff Bagwell walks in, shirtless and in tight jeans with an airbrushed top hat. He has a skinny man in a headlock. The struggling man is carrying something under his arm and wearing a three-piece suit. When Buff lets the man go, he almost falls down but catches himself. He straightens himself out and stands upright, appearing flustered... twitchy, almost manic.

[ Buff Bagwell ] I found this butthead sniffin' around the locker room without any credentials.

[ Jeff Jarrett ] Well, I'll be...

The camera reveals the man to be TONY KHAN! Twitching, practically vibrating with excitement, Tony sniffs and wipes his nose with his free hand, then launches straight into his pitch.

[ Tony Khan ] Mr. Jarrett-- JEFF! It's a pleasure to meet you, man. I'm a huge-- hugeHUGE fan! I've followed SGW for a longLONG time and it's an honor-- a REAL honor to be here! I think what you've done with SGW is incredible and the rumors about this being the last show-- they BREAK MY HEART because if this is it... the haters win! The haters FUCKING win and that is BULLSHIT! IT'S BULLSHIT AND I'M NOT GONNA TAKE THAT SHIT!

Tony begins counting off on his fingers.

[ Tony Khan ] All Pro Wrestling, Championship Wrestling Online, Revolution Wrestling, X-Treme Wrestling Federation, Lariat Underground, Global Wrestling Federation-- FUCK THEM! FUCK THEM, MAN! All those second rate companies had it coming. They weren't ready for the wave of the future. The Taz Memorial Show, Maria as the general manager, Alf, Tom FUCKING Cruise as the world champion, Val Venis being really into black chicks, fucking-- FUCKING, LIKE, EDGE FUCKING STACY KEIBLER-- FUCK! No one was ready for SGW. I never missed an episode. It was the best shit ever.

[ Buff Bagwell ] I think the Dr. Cube stuff was a little over the top, if I'm bein' honest.

[ Tony Khan ] Who the FUCK asked you, Buff Bagwell?

[ Jeff Jarrett ] Yeah, shut up, Buff!

Tony removes the object from under his arm, something wrapped in a black sheet. He holds it out toward Jeff Jarrett. Tony has wide eyes. Now is a good time to mention that Tony has literally not blinked one single time since he entered the room.

[ Tony Khan ] This is a gift for you, Mr. Jarrett-- Jeff! JEFF!

Jarrett raises an eyebrow and rests the guitar against a nearby wall. He reaches out with one hand and pulls the sheet away from Tony's gift, revealing two championship belts. Jarrett looks at the names on the titles and smiles.

[ Jeff Jarrett ] Tony, ya' shouldn't have.

In Tony Khan's hands, we see the LARIAT Underground World Championship and the Global Wrestling Federation World Championship. Tony is trembling with excitement, almost vibrating out of his shoes.

[ Tony Khan ] I bought LARIAT Underground... and by extension, I got all their assets, including the Global Wrestling Federation. This... this is their FUCKING world championships and I want you to have them as a good faith gesture. They're yours, man. They're all yours.

Jarrett takes the championships and places one over each shoulder.


Tony sniffs and wipes his nose again, then scratches the back of his neck nervously. Jarrett continues admiring the titles until he picks up on something Tony Khan said. He looks away from the gold on his shoulders and meets Tony Khan's gaze.

[ Jeff Jarrett ] Hold on... you said this was a good faith gesture. What does your twitchy ass need good faith for, huh?

Tony looks around nervously.

[ Tony Khan ] Well, uh-- uh... UH... well, that's actually a good question. Since I purchased LARIAT Underground and the GWF... I'd like to add Solid Gold Wrestling to my collection. Obviously, I'm willing to offer you an obscene amount of fucking money-- like, a lot-A LOT of money and we'd like, keep this thing moving. I'm talkin' full blast, flashy graphics, over the top kitschy dramatics galore, man. Like, fuck the haters, man, everything they hate about SGW, we turn up to fuckin' ELEVEN, MAN! And the best shit ever, we make, like-- WE MAKE, LIKE, EZEKIEL, ADAM COLE, REY MYSTERIO, AND FUCKING-- LIKE, FUCKING CHRISTOPHER DANIELS INTO, GET THIS... EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENTS--

BAM! Tony Khan falls down in a heap with the frame of a golden guitar wrapped around his neck. Jarrett shakes his head and discards the remnants of the guitar. Crunch. Hook takes another bite, not even bothering to look up from his snack. Tony Khan lays flat on his back, continuing to twitch. He stares up at the ceiling with wide eyes, refusing to blink, even in unconsciousness. Jarrett stands over Tony's body.

[ Jeff Jarrett ] I'm afraid I have t' turn down your offer, Tony. Seems I got some bigger plans for ol' Solid Gold than lettin' you use your daddy's money t' run it into the ground with your newfangled ideas.

[ Scott Steiner ] Executive vice presidents? That's some dumbass shit!

Jarrett gestures toward Buff.

[ Jeff Jarrett ] Get this billionaire slapass outta' here.

Buff hooks Tony underneath his arms and begins dragging him toward the door. Scott Steiner looks disgusted. Jarrett looks away from Tony being removed from the room and goes back to admiring his brand new championship belts.

[ Jeff Jarrett ] I hope ya' don't mind if I keep the belts, though. They'll look mighty nice unified with the SGW World Championship after I stomp out the American Nightmare tonight.

Bagwell drags Tony out of the room and the door clicks shut behind him. Steiner cracks his knuckles, eyeing the titles on Jarrett's shoulders. Jarrett pays no mind to Big Poppa Pump staring a hole through him from behind his shades.

[ Jeff Jarrett ] September is a hell of a month for SGW.

Steiner doesn't say anything. He remains still.

[ Jeff Jarrett ] Seems like... no matter when SGW opens up, it never gets over that hump into October. I always wondered if that was some kinda' curse... like, Arn Anderson, Shane McMahon, and ol' Terry Taylor kicked this thing up in September, so that's when everybody that ever run it since trips 'n falls... well, if that's the case, then the damn joke's on them.

Jarrett reaches behind a nearby table and brandies another golden guitar.

[ Jeff Jarrett ] Curse or no curse... SGW dies tonight.

He gives the guitar a twirl.

[ Jeff Jarrett ] My decision.

His eyes narrow and darken.

[ Jeff Jarrett ] Nobody else's.

Steiner clenches his fists tightly, red in the face behind his shades.

[ Jeff Jarrett ] Come on, Scotty. We got work t' do.

09/24/2022 | Mexico City, Mexico | Estadio Azteca

COMMENTATORS: Tony Schiavone & Nigel McGuinness


Matt Sydal def. Baron Black via Pinfall w/ Shooting Star Press in 3:18
The Wingmen (Peter Avalon & Ryan Nemeth) def. VSK & Mike Knox via Pinfall in 4:01

Edge and Christian are seen talking amongst themselves backstage briefly before being interrupted by Dolph Ziggler, who is twirling the Golden Ticket in his fingers with a mischievous smirk on his face.

[ Dolph Ziggler ] You know, instead of putting all of your eggs in the Cody Rhodes basket tonight, maybe you should be looking at me as the man who saves SGW. After all, I could cash in this Golden Ticket and solve all of your problems.

Dolph admires it momentarily and continues speaking.

[ Dolph Ziggler ] But then again, I wonder if it’s even worth it at this point?

[ Edge ] Honestly? We don’t know, either. Point blank. There it is. You happy?

[ Christian Cage ] We’re giving Cody our full support because it’s the only option we have right now, and even that isn’t guaranteed. Hell, even if Cody wins, we have no idea what the future of SGW is after tonight anyway.

Christian looks at the ticket before locking eyes with Dolph.

[ Christian Cage ] We’ve never seen Jarrett like this before. This is like some final boss stuff, bro.

[ Dolph Ziggler ] How long was it before you cashed your ticket in, Christian? Four years, right?

Dolph smirks and puts his ticket in his back left pocket.

[ Dolph Ziggler ] Not such a terrible idea. Maybe Operation: Cody works out for you guys instead of asking me.

He playfully winks at them.

[ Dolph Ziggler ] See ya’ in 2027 then, babes.

Ziggler walks off, leaving Edge and Christian behind, fuming.

[ Edge ] Is it too late to book SGW KILLS 2?

[ Christian Cage ] I think we’re living it right now, bro. Jeff’s playing the role of Daniel Dae-Kim, though.

He kisses his index and middle fingers before pointing to the sky.

[ Christian Cage ] R-I-P, Barbie. Gone too soon.

Edge runs his hands down his face and sighs. The camera switches quickly back to ringside.

REFEREE: Rick Knox | TIME LIMIT: 30:00

Following a pair of white-hot, energetic ring entrances, both Chris Jericho and Adam Cole stand in their corners, looking broodingly across the ring at a man who, within the course of time in Solid Gold Wrestling has simultaneously been teammate, partner, rival, and enemy for the other.

[ Tony Schiavone ] You know, despite his passive-aggressive attempts to usurp control or leadership of the Origin from Cole, Jericho was a strong ally – this must be a tough match for both men to face down.

[ Nigel McGuinness ] Somehow, Tony, I think these men will make it through.

While the cameras can’t pick up the specifics of the conversation they share, we do see Jericho cockily mouthing something at Cole and cackling aloud – then we cut to Cole, who responds in kind, laughing aloud before charging forward and meeting Jericho in center-ring with rapid-fire fists to the head! Both men fire off bombs as quickly as they can, connecting with the head and neck of the other man!

[ Tony Schiavone ] Here we go! These guys are off to the races!

[ Nigel McGuinness ] Both Cole and Jericho have landed no less than ten shots to the head within twenty seconds, Tony – this one may not be a marathon!

Jericho throws a reckless clothesline, but Cole ducks it and retaliates with a stiff enzuigiri to the ear! The Wizard shakes his head, trying to negate the ringing in his head from the brutal kick, but Cole is too quick and clotheslines Jericho over the top rope and to the floor! Jericho stumbles, crashing into Jake Hager near ringside, then allows his bodyguard to stabilize him – but not before Cole comes soaring through the top and middle ropes with a suicide dive, knocking Hager and Jericho over the barricade and into the hundred-thousand strong in Mexico City!

[ Nigel McGuinness ] The classic tope suicida from Adam Cole –

[ Tony Schiavone ] BAY BAY!

[ Nigel McGuinness ] Yes. Yes. Adam Cole must press this advantage here, he could certainly manage to end this match very quickly if he applies his physical advantages over Jericho early and often.

Back on his feet, Cole leaps over the barricade to join Jericho, whom he greets with a stiff kick to the ribs. Jericho rolls on impact and nearer to an elderly woman in the second row; when Cole approaches, Jericho lifts the woman’s purse, swinging it recklessly into Cole’s face and staggering him! Jericho looks inside the woman’s bag, produces her wallet and dumps a handful of change into his open palm, also stuffing a few bills into his tights, before shoving the coins into Cole’s mouth and punching him right in the jaw! Coins fly everywhere as Cole takes the brutal shot and falls to the arena floor – Jericho covers, but referee Rick Knox only reaches a count of two.

[ Tony Schiavone ] My word! Those dirty coins in Adam Cole’s mouth is disgusting enough, but punching a mouth full of coins could knock teeth out, cause cuts inside the mouth on the gums and also is absolutely disgusting to the taste – Chris Jericho used a great, heads-up move – no pun intended – to blast Cole there!

[ Nigel McGuinness ] Maybe so, but Adam Cole isn’t done just yet – he’s still fighting!

With Cole on his knees and fighting back against Jericho, the former two-time SGW Champion chops his former partner in the throat before standing and superkicking The Wizard back over the barricade and onto the protective mats! Jake Hager is quick to knock Cole into the barricade with a stiff clubbing forearm – followed by lifting Cole up and dropping him chest-first into the barrier! Hager sloppily knocks Cole over the barricade, where Jericho is pulling himself up via the ring skirt. The MMA-trained Hager steps confidently over the barricade and boots Cole in the head; Cole shakes off the blow and fires a wild blow at Hager’s ribs, but Jericho cuts off the comeback against the two men by running Cole’s shoulder into the ring apron.

[ Tony Schiavone ] Jericho gets the upper hand yet again – and he’s going under the ring, now!

[ Nigel McGuinness ] Jericho’s producing a baseball bat, Tony! I don’t like the ramifications of this for Adam Cole!

[ Tony Schiavone ] Yeah, and I don’t think what happens next is going to be pretty, either!

Jericho swings the baseball bat – but Cole ducks! – Hager takes the shot to the ribs and Jericho’s eyebrows shoot up in surprise! Cole swings his leg upward, field-goal style betwixt Jericho’s legs and scores for three – and to capitalize, he smashes Hager with a superkick, knocking the bodyguard back into the steel ring steps! Cole screams and then fires off another superkick, knocking Hager out with the sick strike against the stairs!

[ Nigel McGuinness ] MY WORD! Jake Hager is out!

[ Tony Schiavone ] Jericho’s fishing under the ring again – what’s he got now, there’s something in his hand, there!

[ Nigel McGuinness ] Is that on fire?!

Jericho quickly thrusts his hand up, tossing a handful of popping fireworks into Cole’s face, sending him staggering backwards! The Wizard stands, thrusting himself into a spin and smashing Cole with the Judas Effect before hurling him under the bottom rope and back into the ring.

[ Chris Jericho ] Hey, asshole! Give me that chair, you lazy idiot!

Jericho shoves the timekeeper from his seat and steals his chair, folding it shut and stomping over to the ring, slowly entering, and watching as Adam Cole begins to twitch on the canvas. Jericho unfolds the chair and sits down, watching his opponent struggle to recover from the Judas Effect. Cole struggles to pull himself up on Jericho’s tights, but the Wizard kicks Cole away before lifting him up himself and screaming “it’s all over” before spinning for another Judas Effect – but Cole ducks it and hooks Jericho into a waistlock – drives him into the ropes and rolls back, sitting Jericho out and allowing Cole the opportunity to superkick his former partner in the back of the head!

[ Tony Schiavone ] BOOM! Right to the back of the head at the base of the skull! Jericho’s really feeling that one!

Cole quickly lifts Jericho from the mat and slaps him in the jaws – but Jericho spits right in Cole’s eye! Cole is shocked, giving Jericho an opportunity to quickly apply his own waistlock and lift Cole for a German suplex – Cole drops to a knee and spins around, leaping onto Jericho’s shoulders – POISON RANA!! The fans in Mexico City shriek in delight as Jericho stumbles backwards, knocking the steel chair over and leaving Cole on his feet, pumping his fists and getting the audience into his plight! Cole pulls his knee pad down before manically pushing his hair back behind his ears, his eyes wild and lips quivering with fury.

[ Nigel McGuinness ] Adam Cole’s ready to put this one out of commission, Tony!

[ Tony Schiavone ] If Jericho’s going to take this one, he’s got to do something right now!

Jericho’s eyes are glossy as he props up onto his right knee, one hand searching for nothing in particular on the mat while the fingertips on the other do all they can to steady him against gravity and the pounding in his temples. Across the ring, Cole bellows, spittle flying from his mouth as he does so:

[ Adam Cole ] JERICHO – Suck my FUCKING dick!

Adam Cole blasts off, soaring across the ring at full speed as Jericho finally grips the steel chair on the mat and lifts it up—


Jericho got the chair up but couldn’t swing it and instead leaves it in perfect position to add another level of disgusting impact to Cole’s Last Shot – which smashes the steel chair into Y2J’s face!

Sure enough, Jericho’s face has a brand-new mess of bruise and blood flowing from just under his hairline – in fact, the running of the lifeblood is the only movement happening with Jericho. Cole grabs his knee with both hands, obviously in pain, but scoots across the mat, hooking Jericho’s right leg and laying across his prone, bloodied frame for the precious three counts from Rick Knox.

ADAM COLE via PINFALL in 15:21

“All About the Boom” hits the speakers again and Cole breathes out, finally having conquered perhaps the peskiest thorn in his side, Chris Jericho, on what seems to be the final evening of SGW’s existence.

[ Nigel McGuinness ] And that contest OPENED THE SHOW, Tony!

[ Tony Schiavone ] It was barbaric, Nigel – Chris Jericho just took one of the most awful blows to the head we’ve seen in a long time – AT LEAST since Tony Khan earlier this evening!

Jericho hasn’t moved since taking the brutal knee strike and chair shot combination and Jake Hager is slowly rising, army-crawling into the ring to attend to the Wizard with referee Rick Knox. Cole, now on his feet and limping slightly, huffs, blinking hard through the pain before turning and leaving the ring.

[ Nigel McGuinness ] Hager’s rightfully concerned with his boss, here, and Jericho really hasn’t shown many signs of consciousness since that disgusting Last Shot a moment ago.

[ Tony Schiavone ] Adam Cole did what he had to do – and now, here’s his girlfriend, Dr. Britt Baker, DMD, coming to help him out of the arena.

[ Nigel McGuinness ] She’s just seen him exorcise a demon, Tony – the Origin is truly dead and buried, now…seems like as fitting an evening as ever.

Baker meets Cole midway up the aisle with a tight hug before placing his arm over her own shoulders and assisting him through the curtain. We shift views to another of Jericho, still down on the mat in the middle of the arena as we fade from the scene.

Jeff Jarrett.

He's standing outside of what looks like a janitor's closet.

Jarrett has the LARIAT Underground and GWF World Championships on his shoulders. The live crowd begins booing instantly upon seeing him. Seconds later, the closet door opens and Miro steps out in full gear and a pink Mickey Mouse t-shirt. Taking a few steps out of the closet, he stares straight ahead and speaks aloud.

[ Miro ] I know you are there, Jefferson.

Miro slowly turns his head to look over his shoulder and sees Jeff Jarrett standing behind him. Jarrett smirks and approaches, placing his hand on Miro's shoulder. Miro quickly pulls it away, then brushes it off. He eyes Jarrett with disdain.

[ Jeff Jarrett ] What the hell are you doin', Miro? I set your ass up with one o' the finest dressin' rooms in this arena and you're hangin' out in a damn broom closet? You're SGW talent now. We got way higher standards than that.

Miro tilts his head and cracks his neck.

[ Miro ] I have no need for your lavish accommodations. I need only silence... darkness... so that I may communicate with my God and make peace with what I am going to do to Jimmy Havoc tonight.

Jarrett smirks.

[ Jeff Jarrett ] Yeah, about that... since this is the last SGW show ever, how do you feel about maybe makin' this Jimmy Havoc's last night ever? I never did like that skinny son of a bitch. Let's say somethin' goes wrong tonight and this deathmatch becomes a real deathmatch, huh?

Miro just stares at Jarrett.

[ Jeff Jarrett ] You rub that little runt out and everybody'll know you're the real deal... they'll know you're a REAL bad ass. You'll be able t' name your price with any company in the world. Hell, I might even be inclined to--

He puts the LARIAT and GWF world titles on Miro's shoulders, then pats the center plates with a proud smile.

[ Jeff Jarrett ] --make you a double champion headin' into the match!


Miro sneers and removes the titles from his shoulders, tossing them back to Jarrett.


Jarrett catches them before they hit the floor and returns them to his own shoulders. Before Jarrett can reply, Miro gets right in his face. Their noses are almost touching.

[ Miro ] You are a small man, Jefferson.

Sweat drips from the tip of Miro's nose.

[ Miro ] I have no need for your false championships... and I do not need your support in my match tonight. I have all the support I need from my God above. Now, I suggest that you leave me to my prayer going forward, unless you would like to see a deathmatch occur right now.

Jarrett stares right back into Miro's eyes and smiles.

[ Jeff Jarrett ] Hell, Miro... that's all you had t' say.

Miro doesn't react at all.

[ Jeff Jarrett ] I knew I liked you... shame I waited so long t' bring you on board.

Jarrett backs away, still smiling.

[ Jeff Jarrett ] Coulda' used a guy like you in the old days.

Without another word, Jarrett leaves. Miro remains standing, feet planted firmly. Once he's satisfied that Jarrett is gone, Miro returns to the janitor's closet and shuts the door behind him.

REFEREE: Mike Chioda | TIME LIMIT: 45:00

Before the match officially begins, Kacy Catanzaro offers a handshake and Misao accepts it, drawing applause from the fans. Mike Chioda calls for the bell and both women begin circling one another before tying up in the middle of the ring! Misao executes a go behind and goes for a German suplex, but Kacy locks her legs around Misao's waist, pushes off the mat and plants her with a WHEELBARROW BULLDOG! Misao rolls over onto her back and Kacy springs back to her feet and nails her with a STANDING MOONSAULT! She covers! ONE! TWO! MISAO BRIDGES OUT!

[ Tony Schiavone ] Kacy Catanzaro is on fire!

[ Nigel McGuinness ] She knows Hyper Misao's reputation! She's the first SGW Goddess of SHOCK, the first SGW Women's Intercontinental Champion, a two-time SGW World Twinstar Champion, and the one and only holder of the REQUIEM Pro Love Song of Violence Championship! Kacy Catanzaro cannot let Hyper Misao out of her bloody sight if she hopes to win this match!

Kacy pulls Misao up by two handfuls of hair. Misao immediately slaps Kacy's hands down and forearms her right in the jaw! Kacy staggers out toward the ropes and Misao charges, nailing her in the back with a HIGH KNEE! Kacy tumbles through the rope and onto the apron! Misao charges and goes for a forearm... but Kacy ducks and meets her coming through the ropes with a shoulder to the mid-section! Misao staggers out and Kacy leaps onto the top rope... SPRINGBOARD CROSSBODY-- NO! MISAO MEETS HER COMING DOWN WITH A DROPKICK! Misao wastes no time, pulling Kacy up and lifting her in the air... VANITAS! She covers! ONE! TWO! THR-- KACY KICKS OUT! Misao can't believe it!

[ Tony Schiavone ] That's one of Misao's biggest moves!

[ Nigel McGuinness ] Kacy Catanzaro is not here t' lay down in Mexico City, Tony! She's come t' bloody win 'n she's gonna dig down as deep as she can t' make that happen! This is her first televised match with Solid Gold Wrestling... she has a chance t' make HISTORY if she can keep doing what she's doing!

Misao goes to the ropes and perches on the top turnbuckle. Kacy slowly gets back to her feet. Misao pumps her fist and shouts "I! AM! A HERO!" and flies! Kacy ducks underneath and Misao wipes out! The impact sends her back up to her knees and Kacy bounces off the ropes... SHOTGUN DROPKICK TO THE CHEST! Kacy kips up and points toward the turnbuckles! She goes up top and points down at Misao... then flies! TWISTING SENTON SPLASH! SHE GETS ALL OF IT! She covers and hooks both legs! ONE! TWO! THRE-- NO! MISAO GETS A SHOULDER UP! Kacy loses it and her demeanor completely changes. She mounts Misao and begins raining down punches and forearms! The fans begin boo as Kacy shows a violent, almost unhinged side!

[ Nigel McGuinness ] Kacy is getting desperate! Look at 'er go!

[ Tony Schiavone ] We've heard some rumors about Miss Catanzaro's mental state, and I'm not gonna go into detail about them here... but what we're witnessing right now certainly makes me curious about the validity of what some of the other ladies are saying!

Kacy stands up and drags Misao up by her hair. Pulling Misao into a kneeling position, Kacy BUZZSAW KICKS HER right in the side of the head! Misao doesn't go down! Kacy kicks her again! AND AGAIN! Misao fires up and gets back to her feet! Kacy nails her with a big forearm and Misao responds by screaming and HEADBUTTING HER! Kacy staggers back into the ropes and rebounds... going for a clothesline! Misao ducks it and catches Kacy with.. PAMI RETURNS! She covers! ONE! KACY KICKS OUT! Misao can't believe it! She pounds on the mat and rolls back into her corner, eyeing Kacy. Kacy pushes herself up to all fours and Misao charges... CURB STOMP-- NO! Kacy moves! Kacy rolls back to her feet and Misao telegraphs a huge haymaker-- NO! KACY DUCKS THAT AND CATCHES MISAO, HOISTING HER UP! FIREMAN'S CARRY INTO A SHOOT KICK! Kacy covers! ONE-- NO! MISAO KICKS OUT AT ONE!

[ Tony Schiavone ] Neither woman is refusing to give an inch!

[ Nigel McGuinness ] It looks like that kick might have busted Misao's nose. There's quite a bit of blood... this match has not turned out how I expected it to at all, Tony. This has been a brutal, hard hitting affair between two women who are desperate to leave here with the SGW Women's Intercontinental Championship.

Shin Ultra Shoko charges out from the back and begins pounding on the apron, trying to rally Misao. Misao and Kacy stare at each other from across the ring, ready to go again. They charge at each other and Kacy dropkicks Misao's knee out from under her! Misao goes down and Shoko climbs onto the apron, shouting at Catanzaro! Kacy, stone faced and serious, charges over and begins yelling at Shoko to mind her own business! Shoko gets angry and begins yelling back! Misao charges at Kacy from behind, but Kacy moves and Misao collides with Shoko! Shoko falls to the floor and Misao turns around into a FLYING HEADSCISSORS-- NO! Misao catches her and ragdolls her into the turnbuckles! Kacy collapses in a heap and Misao pulls her out of the corner. She goes for another VANITAS but Kacy uses her upward momentum to fly up onto Misao's shoulders, spin, and roll her over into a picture perfect VICTORY ROLL! ONE! TWO! THREE!


The fans are cheering loudly as Kacy releases the pin and rolls away from Misao, a surprised look on her face. Misao sits up, visibly disappointed. She remains in a seated position, her face in her hands as Mike Chioda presents the strap to Kacy Catanzaro. Kacy smiles and holds the championship over her head, then settles her eyes on Misao.

[ Tony Schiavone ] Well, it just happened... Kacy Catanzaro has ended the reign of Hyper Misao, one of the most decorated women in SGW history.

[ Nigel McGuinness ] She's almost done it all, but tonight just wasn't her night. Kacy Catanzaro is the new champion and what a fight it was to reach this point.

Shin Ultra Shoko rolls into the ring and checks on Misao. Shoko scowls at Kacy as she approaches. Finally, Misao stands up and faces off with Catanzaro. Misao looks down at the Intercontinental Championship and then offers her hand. Kacy accepts the gesture and the fans cheer loudly. Shoko still looks pissed.

[ Tony Schiavone ] What a show of sportsmanship by Hyper Misao!

[ Nigel McGuinness ] She's a hero, Tony. That's what heroes do. Now it's up to Kacy Catanzaro to carry the responsibility of that strap and see where it takes her from 'ere.

Catanzaro leaves with the championship. Misao remains in the ring and the fans begin giving her a standing ovation for her performance. Shoko kneels next to her, showing respect. Misao calls for a microphone and receives one from Kayla Braxton. Misao looks around at the fans and then begins to speak.

[ Hyper Misao ] < Thank you, Kacy Catanzaro, for that match. It was a lot of fun. >

The fans cheer louder. Misao nods and continues.

[ Hyper Misao ] < I have been doing a lot of thinking since Game of Squids... Cathy-san said something that really resonated with me. I have done everything there is to do in Solid Gold Wrestling except become the SGW Women's World Champion. >

Shoko nods and pumps her fist.

[ Hyper Misao ] < Now that I am free of the burden of the SGW Intercontinental Championship... I will make it my goal to become the SGW Women's World Champion. So, Alexa Bliss... if you will face Hyper Misao, I challenge you to an SGW Women's World Championship match, and if this is the final show in SGW history, I will face you anytime... anywhere! Please, hear my words and know that I am serious. Will you face Hyper Misao? Will you accept my challenge? >

Misao looks out at the fans.

[ Hyper Misao ] < Do you all think that she should accept my challenge?! >

The fans cheer loudly.

[ Hyper Misao ] < Okay! >

There's silence for what feels like forever before Alexa's music hits. The fans boo loudly as Alexa walks out onto the stage with Nyla Rose behind her. Alexa has the SGW Women's World Championship over her shoulder and a microphone in her hand. She looks down toward the ring with disgust, then raises the microphone.

[ Alexa Bliss ] Are you being for real right now?

The fans boo.

[ Alexa Bliss ] You just lost, idiot. Who do you think you are, challenging me to a title match like, two minutes after losing to Kacy freakin' Catanzaro?! She's special ed crazy and you really think you have what it takes to hang with me?

She smiles evilly.

[ Alexa Bliss ] Face it, Misao, if you were good enough to hold this championship... you would have already. Besides, what incentive do I even have to defend against you? Five minutes ago, we could've gone title for title but you just shot that horse right in the face.

Nyla laughs and pats Alexa on the shoulder.

[ Alexa Bliss ] Any ideas? No? That's what I thought.

Alexa leans forward, antagonizing Misao further.

[ Alexa Bliss ] I guess you can go back to playing with Starlight Kid and the rest of the joshi gashes because I'm above... all of this. Consider your challenge denied. Cute, but denied.

Alexa and Nyla turn to leave but before they walk through the curtain--

[ Hyper Misao ] < ALEXA BLISS! >

Alexa and Nyla stop in their tracks and slowly turn around. The camera slowly zooms in on Hyper Misao as she removes her mask, drawing a gasp from the fans. She holds the mask in her hands and then wrenches it hard, doing her best to tear it and eventually succeeding, making it unwearable. Shin Ultra Shoko looks shocked. Misao holds the ripped up mask over her head. Alexa looks confused.

[ Alexa Bliss ] Uh, what? You want to put your mask on the line? You just took it off and showed everyone your ugly face. What's the point?! Jesus Christ, I'm working with children!

Misao throws the mask down and takes a defiant step forward.

[ Hyper Misao ] < I have no championship belts to defend... and now I have no mask to hide behind. You do not think I am a hero... you do not think I am a protector of love and peace, that is fine. Consider me nothing but what you see right now. >

The fans begin rumbling.

[ Hyper Misao ] < There is nothing left but my desire to win the SGW Women's World Championship... and my career as a number one professional wrestler in Solid Gold Wrestling. >

Alexa raises an eyebrow, not fully processing what's happening.

[ Hyper Misao ] < I will put both of those things on the line for the opportunity to face you, Alexa Bliss. If I cannot defeat you for the SGW Women's World Championship, I will leave professional wrestling and you will never have to look over your shoulder for Misao again. What do you say to that? >

Alexa seems taken aback. She turns and looks at Nyla Rose. Nyla shrugs, left speechless by the offer. Alexa shakes her head and raises the microphone.

[ Alexa Bliss ] You know what... fine. I'll do it.

She smiles evilly.

[ Alexa Bliss ] And I'm gonna enjoy it.

Without another word, Alexa throws down the microphone and exits through the curtain with Nyla Rose behind her. Misao watches them leave, then turns to Shoko and nods assuringly. We fade out on a shot of Misao waving at the fans before making the title belt motion around her waist and bowing.

Nervous energy has spread through the backstage with the fear of the unknown. Edge and Christian can sense it and know all eyes are on them to remain a calm and steady presence. Passing by various staff members in the hallway, they give simple nods and smiles, treating it like business as usual. Their walk through the backstage area ends as they approach their destination - a door marked “Cody Rhodes.” After a few knocks, Stephen Amell opens the door and wastes no time bringing Cody to greet his visitors.

[ Edge ] We won’t take much of your time. I know you have a lot on your plate tonight, as do we.

[ Christian Cage ] You’d think a show entitled “The Death of SGW” would be less-busy, but alas.

Edge ignores Christian’s comment and finishes his thought.

[ Edge ] We just wanted to wish you good luck. Normally, new champions get to ease into the role, but you’ve been thrown out in the deep end with the sharks.. With a lot on the line.

[ Cody Rhodes ] I’m ready.

Cody looks both Edge and Christian in the eyes, keeping his stonewall expression intact.

[ Cody Rhodes ] I appreciate the well wishes. I promise you, this belt, this company, is going nowhere.

[ Christian Cage ] If this is it, thanks for stepping up to the plate to defend SGW. Not a lot of guys would want to be in your shoes right now.

Cody shakes Christian’s outstretched hand and nods.

[ Cody Rhodes ] I’ve already brought world peace. It’s about time the difficulty level gets cranked up a bit around here.

[ Edge ] Alright then.

Edge extends his hand and Cody accepts with a firm handshake.

[ Edge ] Go slay another dragon.

Without much fanfare, Cody turns around and goes back into his locker room, closing the door behind him.

[ Edge ] If there’s anyone who can do it.. It’s him… Right?

[ Christian Cage ] Maybe. I like to think so. Well, I hope so anyway.

Edge and Christian look at one another, both forcing an optimistic smile to keep the faith. The scene fades.

REFEREE: Aubrey Edwards | TIME LIMIT: 30:00

The fans in Mexico City are white-hot for the living legend of lucha libre, Rey Mysterio Jr., as throughout the night, SGW cameras have gotten glimpses, both intentional and unintentional, of hundreds of beautifully decorated signs for the Los Bloodline cofounder.
Mysterio, to his credit, has a beautifully ornate costume for the evening, playing up to the Día de Los Muertos theme of the event, his mask decorated like a sugar skull, with tassels and intricate embroidery splashed throughout his entire outfit, head to toe. On the floor, his wife, Angie, and daughter, Aaliyah, are both wearing black cocktail dresses adorned with embroidered sugar skulls to match the patriarch of the Mysterio family. Across the ring, Bron Breakker is wearing his traditional wrestling singlet, albeit in a lovely purple and orange theme, and, as always, his game face.
And what a game face it is.

[ Tony Schiavone ] Boy, Nigel, we’re in for a real treat here – Rey Mysterio versus Bron Breakker!

[ Nigel McGuinness ] A clash of styles between two men that audiences around the world have no problem showing their respect and admiration for – it should be a great exhibition between these gentlemen here on what looks to be the final night of our company’s existence.

Mysterio has the upper hand early in the contest, ducking Breakker’s heavy strikes and avoiding any of the power moves which run rampant through the history of the Steiner–Breakker family tree. Mysterio shifts his weight upon being hurled over the top rope, landing with cat-like balance on the apron before springing off the top rope and into the air with a flying cross-body block — which Bron catches effortlessly! Breakker snarls and shouts incoherently at the hard camera before thrusting the lucha libre legend onto his shoulders, looking for a powerbomb – but Mysterio rolls out, dragging the beefy Breakker to the mat with a snapping hurricanrana! One, two, kick out!

[ Nigel McGuinness ] Mysterio is using every bit of the agility he’s got to sidestep Breakker tonight, Tony, and that’s a key to victory – he can’t get caught up in the big man’s grasp!

[ Tony Schiavone ] Absolutely not, Nigel! Bron Breakker is a beast of a man – we’re all well-aware of what the powerhouses in his family are capable of!

Back to their feet, Mysterio ducks an errantly thrown clothesline, hitting the far side ropes and latching onto the larger man with a tilt-a-whirl head scissor, sending Bron back to the mat in a heap. Rey is quick to accelerate the tempo again, springing off the middle rope and launching himself backwards with a splash, pressing his compact body forcefully into Bron‘s, and maintaining the cover for another one count from Senior Official Aubrey Edwards. Mysterio is quick once more, scaling the ropes to the top turnbuckle and looking for another flying attack. Not to be outwitted so quickly, Breakker knocks Mysterio down to a seated position atop the ropes, climbing to join his opponent before lifting him into the air with a stalled superplex!

[ Tony Schiavone ] This is exactly what I was talking about, best buddy!

[ Nigel McGuinness ] Look at the strength on display! Bron Breakker is exuding sheer physical force to keep Rey Mysterio’s body elevated for this amount of time, Tony! The blood’s rushing to Rey’s head and the impact on this sort of move could be catastrophic!

No sooner than the words have left Nigel’s mouth, Breakker begins the slow descent through the air, falling gracefully and slamming his opponent into the canvas with the beautiful superplex. Breakker covers and Aubrey Edwards is right in position — one! Two!

[ Nigel McGuinness ] TWO! Not yet, Bron!

[ Tony Schiavone ] Bron thought that was it and I don’t blame him a bit – I thought it was all over!

Breakker scowls at Senior Official Edwards, but realizes his battle is not with the official, but with the Los Bloodline cofounder and refocuses his attention on the legend, wrenching his chin to the left and right in a brutal chinlock. On the floor, Angie Mysterio, the wife of Rey Mysterio Junior, encourages her husband to fight back, while her daughter, Aaliyah, presses her father to keep going, screaming through tears with her mascara creating visible tracks down her cheeks! The fans in Mexico City are very into the show of familial pride from the Mysterio clan and begin cheering for Rey to fight back against the much larger opponent.

[ Tony Schiavone ] Listen to these people, Nigel!

[ Nigel McGuinness ] Indeed! The fans in Mexico City may admire Bron Breakker but Rey Mysterio is a lucha legend for all-time! Solid Gold Wrestling is better for having him!

[ Tony Schiavone ] Absolutely! But Bron Breakker isn’t ready to roll over for the legend just yet, Nigel!

Breakker lifts Mysterio from the mat and up, into an overhead press! Bron stalks around the ring, drawing a very-impressed pop from the thousands in attendance, but is quickly surprised when the legendary luchador tumbles out of Breakker’s hands and down, pulling his opponent away with a beautiful arm drag!

[ Nigel McGuinness ] Look at the form! Mysterio’s got to string something together now, Tony!

Mysterio is feeling it now, charging and ducking a lariat attempt — dead stop! Drop kick to the knee! Bron is dazed! Mysterio is back up and baits a limping Bron in, moving his body backwards — drop toe hold! Bron’s in position! Mysterio circles his index finger through the air and points, orchestrating the hundred thousand strong before hitting the far rope and swinging his legs through the middle and top —

[ Tony Schiavone ] He’s dialing it up!

[ Both commentators ] SIX ONE NINE!

[ Tony Schiavone ] That’s the area code in San Diego, partner!

Mysterio leaps and springs — West Coast Pop! — no!! Bron’s ridiculous power catches him again and shifts him up into another military press! DAWG HOUSE SLAM! Holy moly what a slam and Breakker hooks the legs — one, two, three!!


Breakker rises and huffs, pleased to have his hand raised. Looking down at the legendary luchador, Bron suddenly jerks Mysterio to his feet!

[ Nigel McGuinness ] What an unbelievably competiti—hey! No, Breakker, no! Don’t you do it!

[ Tony Schiavone ] Wait a second…

Aaliyah Mysterio is beside herself on the floor, crying hysterically, screaming for the police, as Angie yells for the official to do something — but Bron simply props Rey in the corner and pats him on the shoulder, offering his fist to Mysterio in respect. The crowd in Mexico City pop, but explode as Rey smiles and connects, reciprocating the respectful gesture.

[ Tony Schiavone ] Even after this big victory on the final night of SGW’s history, Bron Breakker can acknowledge the legend he just shared the squared circle with – Rey Mysterio is beloved! And for good reason!

[ Nigel McGuinness ] Very true, Tony, but Bron Breakker, man – this is one to watch for SURE! He’s got a bright future in professional wrestling!

[ Tony Schiavone ] I just wish we’d be around to see it!

Bron nods, then skirts from the ring, lifting his arms victoriously before slapping a few outstretched hands on his way up the ramp. Back inside the ring, Mysterio rightfully basks in the applause from the adoring fans in his home country with his wife beaming proudly at him. The Los Bloodline theme blares through the speakers as Aaliyah Mysterio heaves, the adrenaline of the moment shaking her body. Rey lifts his hands victoriously, then presses them together to thank the fans as we fade away from the scene.


We fade up on a shot of Rob Conway, shirtless and wearing track pants and sunglasses, utilizing exercise bands. He's rippling and tripling as he looks at himself in the mirror, flexing his pecs and really taking himself in. The live crowd boos loudly upon seeing the man who turned on his former friend and partner, Alex Shelley, just one month ago. Conway looks over his shoulder, eyebrow raised, as he hears the door to his dressing room open up and then click shut. He's surprised when he sees the man standing behind him.

[ Jeff Jarrett ] Rob.

Conway sets down the exercise bands and picks up a bottle of water, taking a sip and then turning around to shake Jarrett's hand. Clad in all black, Jarrett has the GWF and LARIAT Underground championship belts over his shoulders. He looks Conway hard in the eyes and smiles.

[ Rob Conway ] Jeff... it's an honor.

[ Jeff Jarrett ] It is, ain't it?

Conway smirks, taken aback slightly by the comment. Jarrett looks Conway up and down, then pats him on the shoulder.

[ Jeff Jarrett ] Look at you, man. Stayin' in shape after all these years.

Conway eyes the titles on Jarrett's shoulders.

[ Rob Conway ] I guess some things never change.

Jarrett nods, then looks at the titles himself.

[ Jeff Jarrett ] Ya' know, Conman... you had the damn tools t' go as far as you wanted to in this business. This coulda' been you anytime you wanted it.

Conway places his hands on his hips and nods, taking the shot on the chin.

[ Rob Conway ] Sure, sure.

He removes his sunglasses and tosses them on a nearby gym bag.

[ Rob Conway ] I'm sure owning the company had zero to do with any of your so-called success. Not everyone had your advantages, Jarrett. Why do you think I threw in with The Pulse to begin with, huh? It was the only way to get noticed with you casting your damn shadow over the whole company.

Jarrett nods, never breaking eye contact. He removes the LARIAT Underground Championship from his shoulder and hands it to Conway. Conway looks down at it, confused.

[ Rob Conway ] What's this for?

[ Jeff Jarrett ] Try it on.

[ Rob Conway ] Try it on? What am I? Some kinda' kid or somethin'? You think I'm a belt mark?

[ Jeff Jarrett ] Try it on, Conman.

Conway shakes his head and stops arguing about it. He straps the title around his waist and looks down at it. He can't help but smile at the visual of the LARIAT Underground World Championship around his glistening waist.

[ Jeff Jarrett ] You're the LARIAT Underground champion now. How's it feel?


[ Rob Conway ] Feels pretty good, not gonna lie.

[ Jeff Jarrett ] Good. Now give it back.

Conway smirks and shakes his head, then removes the title from around his waist. He hands it back to Jarrett, who quickly returns the title to his shoulder.


[ Jeff Jarrett ] Now you're a part of what's goin' down tonight. As a former LARIAT Underground World Champion, you're gonna be right there with me in the main event as I beat Cody Rhodes' ass and shut down this company once 'n for all.

Conway looks like he doesn't even know how to respond to that one.

[ Jeff Jarrett ] Good luck in your match with Shelley tonight, by the way.

[ Rob Conway ] I appreciate it.

[ Jeff Jarrett ] I'm pullin' for ya', just so ya' know.

Conway raises an eyebrow, confused.

[ Jeff Jarrett ] I got no love lost for the man that stabbed me in the back and double stomped my ass through a table at WrestleBrawl 2. Tonight marks the end of Solid Gold Wrestlin'... so this is your one shot. Make it a good one... 'cause if ya' don't, that Murder City Machine Gun won't miss.

Jarrett turns and walks toward the door. As he places his hand on the handle, Conway calls out.

[ Rob Conway ] Did you forget, Jeff? I was there, too.

Jarrett stops in his tracks, but doesn't turn around.

[ Rob Conway ] It wasn't just Alex Shelley that screwed you over at WrestleBrawl 2.

Jarrett huffs and looks over his shoulder.

[ Jeff Jarrett ] Yeah, well... I knew you was The Conman.


[ Jeff Jarrett ] I guess I always figured that one was on me.

Without another word, Jarrett exits the dressing room. Seconds pass. Conway shakes his head and sits down in a nearby chair, attempting to process the conversation that just went down.

REFEREE: Rick Knox | TIME LIMIT: 30:00

Both women meet in the center of the ring and Rick Knox calls for the bell to begin the match. Leva Bates offers a handshake and Cora Jade accepts the gesture... then boots Leva right in the stomach! Cora backs Leva into the ropes and shoots her off! Cora goes for a clothesline but Leva ducks and hits the ropes, rebounding and hitting Cora with a clothesline of her own! Cora quickly returns to her feet and walks right into a hiptoss from Bates! Cora rolls back to her feet and charges at Bates in a full sprint only to get taken down by a Steamboat-esque armdrag if Steamboat were the worst wrestler ever! Cora powders to the floor immediately, leaning against the apron and visibly pouting about her plan to take the early advantage failing!

[ Tony Schiavone ] The debuting Cora Jade just learned a harsh lesson about the talent level in Solid Gold Wrestling! She's going to have to do a lot better if she hopes to take home the victory tonight!

[ Nigel McGuinness ] While Leva Bates does have experience in SGW, having competed on the SHOCK brand in the past, you can't fault Cora Jade for underestimating The Librarian. Her record was... less than stellar during her time 'ere. Regardless, a victory tonight for either of these ladies will be quite the boost to their careers!

Before Cora can catch her breath, Leva leans through the ropes and grabs two handfuls of hair! She drags Cora back into the ring, kicking and screaming! Leva pulls Cora up to her feet and goes for a suplex but Cora wriggles out of it and lands her! She snatches Leva around the waist and German suplexes her on her head! Leva rolls straight over into a kneeling position and Cora Jade is already coming off the ropes... RUNNING KNEE STRIKE TO THE FACE! She covers! ONE! TWO! THR-- LEVA KICKS OUT!

[ Nigel McGuinness ] Cora Jade is doing 'er best t' end this match as quickly as possible. She wants t' make a statement in her debut bout this evening!

[ Tony Schiavone ] A win for Cora Jade tonight could certainly get her in the conversation for a title match if Jeff Jarrett doesn't close down the entire company following the main event!

Cora pulls Leva back up to her feet and dumps her through the ropes to the floor. Leva uses the rail to pull herself back to her feet, then turns right around into a SUICIDE DIVE from Cora Jade! Both women crumble to the concrete floor with Cora Jade getting the worst of it, performing a full scorpion on the landing and curling up in a fetal position!

[ Tony Schiavone ] Oh my goodness, Cora Jade might be dead!

[ Nigel McGuinness ] We may need some medical personnel out here, gentlemen!

Leva scrambles to her feet and pulls Cora Jade up by two handfuls of her gear. She tosses Cora under the bottom rope. Cora sluggishly crawls toward her corner as Leva follows her in. Cora places her hand on the skateboard resting under the bottom rope and shoves it toward Leva. It rolls in her direction and Leva stops it with her boot, then picks it up, looking it over with confusion. Rick Knox begins yelling at her to put the board down and threatens to disqualify her! Leva begs off, clearly telling him she had no intention to use it-- BAM! SUPERKICK OUT OF NOWHERE FROM CORA JADE! SHE SUPERKICKED THE SKATEBOARD INTO LEVA'S FACE! Leva goes down and Cora covers! ONE! TWO! THREE!


Cora rolls off of Leva and collects her skateboard, remaining in a seated position against the ropes. One hand holds her head steady as she's obviously suffered some major trauma to her head and neck on the botched suicide dive. Still, she smiles as she looks over at Leva Bates lying still on the mat!

[ Nigel McGuinness ] Well, questionable officiating by Rick Knox aside, Cora Jade has secured the win in her debut match while The Librarian continues about her losing ways.

[ Tony Schiavone ] Leva Bates had the match right where she wanted it until Cora Jade outsmarted her with that sick skateboard trick!

[ Nigel McGuinness ] I think you might be overstating it with words like "outsmarted" and "sick." Hell, even referring to that gentle shove as a "trick" may be a little much... even still, Cora Jade made full use of her skateboard and secured the win tonight on what may still be SGW's final show!

Rick Knox checks on Leva Bates as Cora Jade rolls out of the ring and continues her celebration. We fade out on the celebration just as the camera gets a really good look at the blood trickling out of Cora's ear, a sure sign of massive head trauma, but she doesn't care about that because CTE is a myth.

Chris Jericho is seen walking very gingerly backstage with Jake Hager following behind him. Showing the effects of his street fight against Adam Cole, Jericho looks to have seen better days, but he appears to be focused more on his task.

[ Chris Jericho ] We gotta' find him, Hager.

Hager nods in agreement.

[ Chris Jericho ] If that idiot, Jarrett, is giving out World title reigns, I want one! It's only fitting! Look at who has gotten 'em so far. You mean to tell me the greatest of all time isn't in line for one of those bad boys? Huh?

Jericho spots Steve Corino standing off with some other crew members drinking coffee. He spins Corino around and knocks the coffee out of his hands, causing it to fly everywhere.

[ Steve Corino ] Hey! What the fuck, Jericho?!

[ Chris Jericho ] Where's Jeff Jarrett?

[ Steve Corino ] How should I know?

[ Chris Jericho ] I heard he's handing out World title reigns and I need to find him.

Corino raises an eyebrow and seems interested.

[ Steve Corino ] Hey, you think if you get one you'd do the favors for me and let me get a few minutes on top of the mountain? Ya' know, some ol' Origin solidarity.

Jericho smirks.

[ Chris Jericho ] Oh yeah, The Origin. What a time, right?

He shrugs.

[ Chris Jericho ] You just never know, Corino. Maybe.

Jericho steals one of the production crew's coffees from them and takes a big whiff.

[ Chris Jericho ] I'm sorry about knocking your coffee in the floor.

[ Steve Corino ] It's no biggie, man. Seriousl-

Hager pie-faces Steve Corino into a nearby garbage can! Corino tries pushing himself out, but before he can, Jericho dumps coffee all over Corino's face and kicks the plastic garbage can to the ground!

[ Chris Jericho ] Idiot.

Jericho continues carefully walking backstage and bumps into Buff Bagwell. Buff looks ecstatic to see them, as he's really soaking up being back in the fold after all of these years.

[ Buff Bagwell ] Chris! How's it going, brother?

Jericho looks to Hager and cracks a big smile as Buff walks towards them.

[ Chris Jericho ] Jackpot.

Jericho throws his arm around Buff, continuing to smile wide and go over the top with excitement.

[ Chris Jericho ] Buff Daddy, I'm sure as hell happy to see you.

[ Buff Bagwell ] That's really nice to hear. I'm glad to be back. Can't believe it's still real. You know, when Jeff made that visit, I thought I was dreaming. I couldn't-

Jericho cuts him off.

[ Chris Jericho ] Great story. Speaking off that amazing mad man, where is Jeff?

[ Buff Bagwell ] Oh, I'm not going to tell you that. He's pretty busy tonight with killing SGW and stuff.

Jericho clinches his hand on Buff's left trapezoid muscle and leans in. He wants answers.

[ Chris Jericho ] Look dipshit, Jeff and I go way back. I was the franchise player in the last SGW and I need to talk to him. After all, Buff, you ARE the Stuff, right?

[ Buff Bagwell ] And the girls just can't get enough.

[ Chris Jericho ] Yeah, sure. Right. If you don't tell me where I can find Jeff Jarrett.. Your stuff.. Is going to get lodged so far up your ass by my foot, you ass faced idiot! We pushed Steve Corino in a garbage can and poured scolding hot coffee on his face! Imagine what we'd do to someone who doesn't even work here!

[ Jake Hager ] Death.

[ Chris Jericho ] And you don't come back from death!

He catches himself.

[ Chris Jericho ] Unless you're Jeff Jarrett! The man I need to see.

Buff tries getting Jericho's arm off of him but the grip grows tighter.

[ Buff Bagwell ] Nah, man. I'm not telling you with that attitude! Jeff is busy!

[ Chris Jericho ] Fine.

Jericho spins around and catches Buff right between the eyes with the Judas Effect! Buff collapses to the floor in a heap and Hager uses his foot to nudge Buff in the side, but he's absolutely unconscious.

[ Chris Jericho ] I have to find Jarrett.

The scene fades.

REFEREE: Paul Turner | TIME LIMIT: 30:00

Danshoku Dino and Toru Yano make a VERY big deal of starting the match for their respective teams, each man over-exaggerating their pre-match stretching and grunting annoyingly. Paul Turner reminds the men the bell has rung and over a minute has passed in the contest before both men step forward and into a handshake – BUT DINO TAKES YANO’S HAND AND STUFFS IT INTO HIS TRUNKS!

[ Tony Schiavone ] O-okay…

Yano is stunned, but Dino lifts him up with the uranage – err – the COCK BOTTOM! COCK BOTTOM! Yano shakes violently on the mat and Dino covers, hooking both legs – Turner counts – ONE! KICKOUT! Yano’s jaw drops in disbelief and both men promptly stand, walk to their corners and tag out of the match.

[ Tony Schiavone ] These men are exhausted from that…exchange…

[ Nigel McGuinness ] Good on you for trying, Tony.

Sure enough, Iino and Ishii begin throwing bombs, smashing one another as the dedicated ‘bruisers’ of their respective teams. Ishii connects with a huge chop to the chest – Iino responds in kind! Both men shout in frustration and hit the ropes – DOUBLE LARIAT! Iino throws one of his own! Ishii didn’t feel a thing! Ishii throws one! Iino is unaffected! Both these men are LARIAT TYPE and THEIR ATTACKS ARE NOT VERY EFFECTIVE!

[ Tony Schiavone ] Is that a Pokémon joke? Wow, that’s niche, even for this company and this match.

[ Nigel McGuinness ] Y’know, Gangrel’s favorite Pokémon is the heretic Clefairy. Don’t ask me why I know that, but it amuses me.

Yano begins fooling with the turnbuckle pads, detaching the top one in his own corner before throwing it into a charging Dino’s face, knocking him silly on impact! Yano turns to detach another pad, but Iino intercepts him – gyrating Bubba Bomb! Iino is up – Ishii meets him with a super-stiff punch to the face! Iino staggers – HUGE LARIAT AGAIN! This is absolute insanity in center ring!

[ Nigel McGuinness ] Well, I guess the rules are just out the window, huh?

All four men are down on the canvas and Yumehito Imanari leaps onto the apron and quickly scoots into the ring as Paul Turner just throws his hands in the air, prepared to let the cards fall where they may with what happens next. Yano is up and notices Imanari’s camera, but quickly responds, hurling a raw DVD into his hand, stunning him, before hucking a full DVD (in the case) with pinpoint accuracy at the cameraman’s face, knocking him to the floor!

[ Nigel McGuinness ] So…Yano also throws DVDs like shuriken, I take it?

[ Tony Schiavone ] Yes, that makes about as much sense as anything else in this match, doesn’t it, Nigel?

Dino is up and quickly dumps Yano to the apron as Iino and Ishii meet center ring! Iino throws a clothesline, but Ishii ducks – dead stop! – HEADBUTT! RIGHT TO THE BRIDGE OF THE NOSE! Iino is absolutely warped after the stiff shot from the Stone Pitbull and stumbles, falling ass-first through the ropes and to the floor! Dino notices the carnage and turns to run away, but Yano is back in there and do-si-do’s Danshoku Dino back into the center of the ring to Ishii –

[ Tony Schiavone ] Well, this isn’t good.

[ Nigel McGuinness ] Not if you’re Danshoku Dino – Ishii lifts – BRUTAL Brainbuster! That is absolutely all!

Nigel’s right – the three count is academic, and CHAOS have picked up the victory!

CHAOS via PINFALL in 7:59

As soon as the bell rings, Ishii is dragged from the ring by his ankles and thrown backward into the guardrail! The fans boo loudly as two men in lucha masks go to work, putting the boots to Ishii until Toru Yano attempts to make the save... only to get cut off by a running boot from a THIRD masked man!

[ Nigel McGuinness ] What's going on!? The contest had just reached its conclusion when... I think that's Hallowicked and Frightmare! ULTRAMANTIS BLACK!? The BLOODY SPECTRAL ENVOY IS HERE AND THEY'RE CAUSING A SPOT OF BLOODY BOTHER!

[ Tony Schiavone ] You’re right, Nigel! They're putting the boots to everyone! What an unfortunate post-match for a competitive bout between two highly competitive teams!

[ Nigel McGuinness ] Edge and Christian's attempt at beefing up the tag division just got very, very interesting!

With CHAOS down on the floor, Frightmare and Hallowicked roll into the ring and snatch Danshoku Dino off the mat, planting him head first into the mat with a double brainbuster! Yuki Iino whips Frightmare around and nails him with a big right hand, but Hallowicked yakuza kicks him in the side of the head, cutting him off! Taking advantage of him in his disoriented state, they hoist him up and plant him with a double powerbomb right in the center of the ring!

[ Tony Schiavone ] The strength of these two men!

[ Nigel McGuinness ] They're certainly unorthodox players, Tony, but you can't underestimate the skill of the Spectral Envoy-- wait! CHAOS is back! They're not finished yet!

Tomohiro Ishii and Toru Yano roll back into the ring and the Spectral Envoy scatters, escaping through the crowd as the fans boo! Yano and Ishii look annoyed by the attack, hungry for revenge as we fade to the back.

Dakota Kai is making her way through the backstage area, already dressed for her match later tonight. She carries her half of the SGW World Twinstar championship over her shoulder. She stops in front of a dressing room door and stares at it for a moment, thinking it over, before finally knocking. Silence. She waits for what feels like forever before knocking again-- no. The door opens a split second before her knuckles make contact. WALTER looks down at her, a sneer on his face. Dakota puffs her chest out, showing no fear.

[ Dakota Kai ] I need t' speak t' Jinny.

WALTER's eyes narrow and he looks back over his shoulder. He nods, responding to something we couldn't see or hear, and then steps aside. Jinny, also already in her gear, approaches the door. Jinny looks at Dakota with disdain.

[ Jinny ] What do you want, Kiwi twat?

Dakota just glares at Jinny, ignoring the remark.

[ Dakota Kai ] I have a plan--

[ Jinny ] It's always somethin' with you isn't it? A fucking plan.

Jinny shakes her head.

[ Jinny ] What makes you think I give a shit about your stupid plan?

[ Dakota Kai ] You don't want t' be champion anymore... I have a solution.

[ Jinny ] The solution is that we lose the titles tonight and move on about our fucking lives, preferably with you being the one eating the pin since I actually have a future in the main event after tonight.

Dakota rolls her eyes.

[ Dakota Kai ] I suppose that's one way our reign could draw to an end... but I have a better solution. One that we could both be happy with. We do what we do best tonight... and win.

Jinny raises an eyebrow, confused.

[ Dakota Kai ] And when the dust settles, you let me have both belts. I'll pick a new partner and you move on t' do whatever it is you think you're gonna do without me.

Jinny glares at Dakota Kai and then smirks... before slamming the door in her face. Dakota huffs and throws her hands up, frustrated.

[ Dakota Kai ] ...is that a yes?!

She growls and storms off in the opposite direction.


REFEREE: Mike Chioda | TIME LIMIT: 30:00

The bell sounds and the two men stand toe-to-toe in the center of the ring. An “
¡ESTO ES IMPRESIONANTE!” (This is awesome!) chant breaks out before they even touch.

[ Nigel McGuinness ] Even south of the borda’, wrestling fans continue to be the worst with their watering down on classic chants.

[ Tony Schiavone ] This one is pretty snazzy, Nigel! It sounds passionate in another language!

[ Nigel McGuinness ] These two men have fought all ova’ the world and we’re fortunate to see anotha’ chapta’ in their feud here tonight!

Punk extends his hand to Joe, who responds back with a hard slap across the face. Punk rubs his left cheek and sports a big grin. Punk slaps Joe back in response, but Joe wastes no time and swings at Punk, who ducks it and floors Joe with a roundhouse kick! Standing over his opponent, Punk begs Joe to get up and face him, but Joe responds by rolling out of the ring.

[ Nigel McGuinness ] Samoa Joe is one of the toughest men I’ve eva’ faced inside that ring, and he absolutely got caught off guard by the educated feet of CM Punk!

Punk hits the ropes and dives through the middle rope on the opposite ride of the ring, crashing into Samoa Joe, sending him flying into the guardrail! Wasting no time, Punk kicks Joe twice in the chest, causing his kick pad to pop loudly upon impact on Joe’s meaty chest. Punk hops on the railing and forms an ‘X’ with his arms while proclaiming, “BEST! IN! THE! WORLD!” In doing so, it gives Joe time to recover. Joe gets underneath Punk, POWERBOMB ON THE FLOOR! Punk is gasping for air after the vicious landing. Joe drags Punk up by the hair and tosses him in a steel chair in the corner.

[ Tony Schiavone ] This is some classic Samoa Joe coming up, buddy!

Joe runs at Punk and gives him a high kick to the side of the head, bouncing him off of the guardrail! “JOE! JOE! JOE!” chants fill the arena and the Samoan Submission Machine is feeling it now. He rolls Punk back into the ring and quickly follows behind. Punk tries rolling away from Joe, who remains in hot pursuit. Joe grabs Punk by the waistband of his tights and picks him off the mat, placing him on the top turnbuckle.

[ Nigel McGuinness ] This Muscle Buster is going to spell the end for CM Punk in his debut!

Joe goes to hook Punk, but wild kicks from Punk connect several times to Joe’s forehead. Punk uses the opportunity to dive off the top with a flying clothesline! Joe staggers back into the corner on the other side of the ring. Punk sprints at him - HIGH KNEE! Punk grabs Joe by the head and plants him with a big bulldog out of the corner! With Joe pushing himself up to his knees, Punk levels him with a Shining Wizard and presses his hands together into a sleeping pose. Joe staggers to his feet and turns right around into Punk’s waiting arms - GO 2 SLEEP!


[ Nigel McGuinness ] That’s the fighting spirit possessed by the Straight Edge Savior! He got all of it, too!

Joe is out cold on the mat and Punk falls down on top of him. Mike Chioda is in perfect position and makes the academic three count while the fans count along with him in Spanish.

CM PUNK via PINFALL in 8:01

“Cult of Personality” hits while CM Punk’s arm is raised in victory.

[ Nigel McGuinness ] Outside of a brief moment on the outside, CM Punk control this match and made short work of Samoa Joe! I’m unsure of what the future holds after tonight, Tony, but CM Punk looks to be trouble for the future.

[ Tony Schiavone ] If he can do that to Samoa Joe, what else is he capable of?!

While his theme continues playing, Punk grabs the microphone from Kayla Braxton and crosses his legs on the mat in a seated position. He wipes the sweat off of his brow and strokes his straggly, salt-and-pepper beard. His music slowly fades and the “C-M-PUNK!” chants break out. Wasting no time, Punk speaks over them.

[ CM Punk ] Solid Gold Wrestling. If you claim that you’re the best, you come here and PROVE it!

The chants continue.

[ CM Punk ] And that’s why I’m here. There’s a land of opportunity awaiting CM Punk if SGW lives beyond tonight. There’s a brass ring dangling down and I sure as hell plan on reaching out and seizing it for myself no matter who I have to beat to get to it! Bring on Dolph Ziggler! Bring on Miro! Send me the Hangman! Mr. Wrestling, Cody Rhodes, Steve Austin, and whoever is out there, I’m right here and I’m not goin’ anywhere!

The fans cheer as Punk’s voice becomes louder and louder as he goes.

[ CM Punk ] I didn’t come here to sit idle. I came here to -

[ Dolph Ziggler ] To piss off the biggest dog in the yard.

Dolph Ziggler appears at the top of the entrance ramp. He smiles when he notices Punk’s agitation of his presence.

[ Dolph Ziggler ] You summoned me, so here I am, Punky.

Dolph walks down the ramp and steps into the ring. Punk stands to his face, refusing to yield to the Show Off.

[ Dolph Ziggler ] Who doesn’t love a good rah-rah speech? It was a good one, though. It’s easy to show up at the end and call out the big names without doing any of the hard work. That’s sorta’ your thing though, isn’t it? You think whoever is the loudest is the most correct when it’s absolutely not the case, man.

[ CM Punk ] Enlighten me.

[ Dolph Ziggler ] Oh, trust me, I will. You wanna’ talk opportunities? Yeah, SGW has them. But you don’t just show up and get them. If so, I wouldn’t have scratches and fought and clawed my way from the bottom of the ladder at SHOCK, a show half the roster didn’t know existed. If opportunities were free around here, I wouldn’t have gone to Saudi Arabia and won the biggest WrestleBrawl match ever!

Dolph spits his gum out into the crowd and gets right in Punk’s face.

[ Dolph Ziggler ] While you sat at home reading comic books, I was here in SGW staking my claim as the future. Now, I’m in possession of a Golden Ticket, which is something you aren’t good enough to EVER win! And with this Ticket, I hold ALL of the power in Solid Gold Wrestling!

Punk is less than impressed.

[ CM Punk ] Do you ever stop talking?

[ Dolph Ziggler ] I wondered the same thing about you.

The two men are now nose-to-nose with the microphones landing in stereo on the canvas. They mouth back and forth at one another, almost coming to blows with tensions running high. After a shouting match, they step away from one another, with Punk turning his back to exit the ring. Dolph decides to strike with a ZIG ZAG- Punk blocks it! He picks Dolph up to his shoulders for GO 2 SLEEP but Dolph grabs the top rope and pushes himself over it, landing on the apron and quickly jumping to the floor. Dolph waves off Punk, screaming that he’s not worth it. “Cult of Personality” hits once again while Punk motions for Ziggler to re-enter the ring as the scene fades.

Cutting backstage, Cody Rhodes has found solitude alone in a corner of the arena away from all distractions. He's in his ring gear and sock feet, yet putting the finishing touches on his preparations for tonight. Cody is leaned against a wall with headphones resting around his neck and his eyes closed, seemingly trying to get in the right mindset for later tonight.

His privacy is interrupted by someone tapping him on the forehead. Before Cody gets a chance to open his eyes and respond, the tapping continues.

[ Eddie Kingston ] Potna', open ya' eyes and pay attention to this.

Eddie Kingston, former Seven Star World Champion, stands in front of the SGW Triple Crown Champion.

[ Eddie Kingston ] Big match tonight. You ready?

[ Cody Rhodes ] More than.

[ Eddie Kingston ] Good.

Eddie nods his head and sternly looks at Rhodes.

[ Eddie Kingston ] You'd betta' be.

A look of disgust overtakes Eddie as he continues barking at the champion.

[ Eddie Kingston ] I didn't go through hell and drop the Seven Star World Championship to Danielson for Jeff Jarrett to turn around and piss all ova' my legacy! You got me? You followin' me? All o' the belts unified with the one you're carryin', they MEANT SOMETHIN'! The ones ain't nobody rememba', from CDubyaO to XDubyaF, to the ones praised to this day.. They were all unified with that belt ya' carryin', potna'. They all carried legacies and importance.

King scoffs.

[ Eddie Kingston ] And that mother fucker Jarrett wants to wipe it all out like it neva' happened.

He shakes his head and snarls his lips at Cody, getting right in his face.

[ Eddie Kingston ] You're the last man left standin', boss. You're the last hope. I know those shoulders are broad but I hope they're wide enough to carry all the pressure you have on 'em tonight. You're not just doin' this for you, nah man. You're doing this for twenty years worth of bullshit Jarrett's been about. You're doin' this for those who can't do it themselves. You're doin' it for people like me who didn't get a chance in this place.. There ain't no room for 'I guess I'm ready.' You eitha' are or you ain't, potna'.

Cody just soaks it all in, as if Kingston even gave him a chance anyway.

[ Eddie Kingston ] And I hope ta' God upstairs you're ready.

Kingston, finished with his impassioned speech, turns and walks away, not giving Cody a single chance to respond. With Kingston long gone, Cody rubs the back of his head and shrugs.

[ Cody Rhodes ] I guess we see where he stands on the matter.

The scene fades.

REFEREE: Aubrey Edwards | TIME LIMIT: 30:00

The bell sounds and Alex Shelley spears Rob Conway to the ground and wildly throws lefts and rights towards his head, connecting with seemingly every other one. The fans are fired up with the action starting right off the bat. Conway shields his face and finally manages to roll Shelley off of him, but the former SGW World Champion jumps right back on, holding Conway’s arms against the mat with his knees and delivers a series of forearms until Conway grabs the bottom rope with his legs, breaking it up.

[ Nigel McGuinness ] The intensity tonight is exactly what we expected comin’ from Alex Shelley.

[ Tony Schiavone ] There’s something about the blow up of a friendship that just makes for a better match, Nigel.

[ Nigel McGuinness ] Very true, Tony. You know one anotha’. You trained with ‘em, traveled with ‘em, fought with ‘em.. You know everything that makes them tick!

Conway rolls to the outside and Shelley hits the ropes, teasing a dive, but pulls back at the last moment. He poses in the middle of the ring to the delight of the fans. Conway quickly rolls back in and nearly clotheslines Shelley out of his boots. Shelley’s taunting cost him the chance to capitalize. Conway goes for a pin but only gets a two count.

[ Nigel McGuinness ] Remember this moment for later, because I assure you when Alex Shelley watches the tape back, he’ll wish he had stayed on Conway here.

[ Tony Schiavone ] It’s easy to joke about Rob Conway not having competed in a SGW ring for years and years, but he’s a former Intercontinental Champion. He was a top guy back then and he looks to have stayed in phenomenal shape.

Conway picks Shelley up and beats him down with clubbing forearms across the back. Every time Shelley pushes himself up, Conway drops him back down. The Con Man then flexes to the audience, and he too pays for it with a quick Shelley roll up - one, two, kick out! Shelley snapmares Conway down and the kick to the back of Conway’s spine echoes throughout the arena. Shelley hits the ropes and levels Conway with a dropkick and quickly covers for a two count. Shelley wraps a headlock and Aubrey checks with Conway, who refuses and begins powering his way back up. Three stiff elbows to Shelley’s gut breaks the headlock and Conway snaps Shelley to the mat with a big backdrop!

[ Nigel McGuinness ] So far in the collision of The Pulse, things look pretty much even on my scorecard, Tony!

[ Tony Schiavone ] It’s exactly what you’d expect from two top guys!

Exhausted, both men are stretched out on the mat, catching their breath. Shelley pulls himself up with the ropes with Conway pushing himself up a few feet away. Superkick! Conway is staggered. Shelley grabs Conway and springs off the ropes for a Tornado DDT - no! Conway blocks it and has Shelley hanging from his neck. He repositions Shelley.. Fallaway Slam! One, two, kick out! Conway picks Shelley up and pushes him in the corner then begins ramming his shoulder deep into Shelley’s gut, wearing down the smaller opponent. Conway pulls Shelley out of the corner by the hair, but Shelley slaps his hand away, kicks him in the gut, SLICED BREAD, No! Conway slings Shelley across the mat, blocking another high risk move!

[ Nigel McGuinness ] What a match! Key members of the 2006 revival are provin’ here tonight that they still have it!


Vince Russo jogs down the ramp and slides into the ring. He begins mouthing at Rob Conway and the fans are booing loudly, wanting nothing to do with Russo being a part of this match. Shelley takes the time of Conway being distracted to pull himself up to his feet. Now standing next to Conway, Shelley asks Russo what he’s doing.

[ Nigel McGuinness ] Seems as though this wasn’t part of the plan, Tony. Who’s side is Vince Russo on?

Russo wipes a single tear from his eye. He rears the baseball bat back towards Shelley, then drops it down at the last second. He turns to Conway and does the same thing.. Again dropping his arms at the last minute.

[ Tony Schiavone ] Vince Russo is known for his convoluted swerves, but this looks like a true confliction.

[ Nigel McGuinness ] I’d pose the question then why is he even out here if he can’t pick, but we all know Vince Russo loves Vince Russo!

Russo exits the ring and stomps his feet on the outside in frustration. Shelley turns to Aubrey Edwards and the two are engaged in a heated argument while Rob Conway approaches Russo at the ropes, bringing him to the apron. “You were going to hit me with that bat, Russo?! After all we’ve been through?!” Russo lowers his head in shame. Conway grabs Shelley away from Aubrey but gets a low blow for his troubles! Aubrey didn’t see it. Russo screams for Shelley to bring him over to him. Russo rears back and swings, but Conway drops to the mat and Russo accidentally hits Shelley with the bat! Conway drags Russo over the top rope, who is now begging for his life. Aubrey comes over and demands Russo leave the ring, but Conway handles it for her. EGO TRIP! Vince Russo is absolutely broken in half by the move and Conway kicks his limp body to the outside, landing with a loud THUD! upon impact.

[ Tony Schiavone ] That was awesome!

[ Nigel McGuinness ] Vince Russo has to be dead after that!

Conway looks pleased with his damage to Russo and falls down on top of Shelley and Aubrey drops down - One.. two… three! Rob Conway has won thanks to the massive mistake from Vince Russo!


After the match, Aubrey raises Conway’s arm in the air and takes a step back, giving these two warriors center stage. Conway picks Shelley off the mat and offers him a handshake. Shelley rubs his forehead and slaps Conway’s hand away, AND HITS SHELL SHOCK INSTEAD! Shelley helps Russo to his feet and they leave the ring with Shelley looking visibly frustrated.

[ Tony Schiavone ] Rob Conway used Russo’s mistake to take the easy way out in this match. Such a shame, Nigel. This was one for the ages.

[ Nigel McGuinness ] Rob Conway may be the victor, but Shelley is the one leaving with his head held high this evening. Shelley has nothing to be ashamed of.

Aubrey checks on Rob Conway as we fade to the back..

Earlier today.

The parking lot.

Maki Itoh and Tam Nakano are making their way toward the arena with their bags. Tam Nakano is clutching her stuffed panda, Producer P, as they approach the rear entrance. Before they can walk inside, they're stopped by Cathy Kelley. Itoh looks annoyed by the interception while Tam spots the nearby camera and smiles, enjoying the attention.

[ Cathy Kelley ] Maki Itoh, Tam Nakano... you two are only hours away from competing for the SGW World Twinstar Championships. Are you ready? What's your strategy with the SGW Women's World Champion, Alexa Bliss, competing in the match?

Itoh shakes her head and looks down.

[ Tam Nakano ] < We will become the new champions. It has been my dream since I made my debut in SGW's Blood & Gold Tournament to be a champion. Tonight, that dream will come true... and if Alexa Bliss should try to stop me, she will be cut down by the Violet Kung Fu Girl! >

Itoh nods, agreeing. Cathy looks at Itoh and continues.

[ Cathy Kelley ] Jeff Jarrett says that this is the end of Solid Gold Wrestling... he's promised he's going to beat Cody Rhodes and shut the company down forever. What will that mean for your reign if you leave tonight as the champions?

[ Maki Itoh ] < When we become champions, it will not matter if SGW continues. We will take our titles to Japan and wear them proudly during our Murder Idol performances! We will become world famous and pieces of fucking shit like Dakota Kai and Jinny will see us on television all the time and know that we made it! >

Cathy stares off in the distance, past Itoh and Nakano.

[ Maki Itoh ] < Hey, what the fuck are you looking at?! I'm still talking! >

Cathy walks past them and the camera pans over to reveal a limousine pulling into the shot. The driver steps out and opens the rear door. The fans are buzzing with anticipation. Seconds later, three men in suits climb out of the limousine. Sting, Paul Heyman, and Sanshiro Takagi! The fans pop loudly. Heyman and Takagi each have a package under their arm. They look around at their surroundings and then begin making their way toward the arena. Cathy rushes to them, out of breath.

[ Cathy Kelley ] Sting?! Paul Heyman!? Sanshiro Takagi!? What are you three doing here!?

Sting stops in front of her and smirks before reaching up and pulling his sunglasses down to the tip of his nose.

[ Sting ] Cathy, darlin'... the only thing for sure--

He pushes the glasses back up, obscuring his eyes.

[ Sting ] --is nothin' is for sure.

Sting, Heyman, and Takagi walk past her and inside the arena. The fans are still going wild as the camera pans around to reveal Maki Itoh with a shocked look on her face.

[ Maki Itoh ] < What the fuck!?!? >


REFEREE: Rick Knox | TIME LIMIT: 30:00

Doi and Minoura discard their elaborate entrance gear and stare across the ring at Scott Henson and Kaden Talbain. Minorita looks up from ringside, focused on the match. Doi and Minoura appear laser focused. The fans don't quite know what to make of the Fur & Loathing pairing. Rick Knox calls for the bell to begin the match!

[ Tony Schiavone ] This is quite the unique match for Solid Gold Wrestling!

[ Nigel McGuinness ] Right. Fur & Loathing are making their debut tonight as part of Edge and Christian's tag team recruitment initiative. To say they're unique would be an understatement, but if they weren't worthy of bein' here, Tony, they wouldn't be here.

[ Tony Schiavone ] Their opponents, Gold Class, made their debut one month ago at Game of Squids. While they came up short in their bid for the tag team titles, Doi and Kota almost stole the show with their displays of incredible athleticism!

[ Nigel McGuinness ] Yes, yes, Tony, it's easy to lose sight of how talented a team like Gold Class is when they're competing in an oversized ball pit, but this match tonight should give us a shining example of what they can do without kitschy, over the top dramatics!

The match begins with a quick technical wrestling display between Kaden Talbain and Kota Minoura. They exchange holds rapid fire and jockey for position until Talbain snatches a headlock out of nowhere. Minoura shoots him off and goes for a clothesline but Kaden catches his arm and rotates around him, bringing him down with a seamless crucifix pin! One! Two! Minoura kicks out! Both men roll back to their feet and Kaden charges! Minoura sweeps him, hits the ropes, and drops a knee across his throat! Kaden sits up, visibly shook, and Minoura guides him back to his feet before planting him with a front suplex! Minoura drags Talbain to his corner and tags in Naruki Doi!

[ Tony Schiavone ] Kaden Talbain has quickly found himself on the business end of a bad situation!

[ Nigel McGuinness ] Like I said, a team like Gold Class is not to be underestimated. Fur & Loathing are really going t' have t' up their game if they want to stay competitive tonight!

Doi and Kota whip Talbain into the ropes. Talbain ducks a double clothesline attempt and returns with a running crossbody that knocks down both men! Talbain rolls through and dives to tag in Scott Henson! THE BIG CAT charges into the ring and takes Kota and Doi down with a double clothesline! Doi rolls to the apron and Minoura staggers back to his feet where Henson scoops him up... CYCLONE BLUE THUNDER! BAM! KADEN IMMEDIATELY CRUSHES MINOURA WITH A SPLASH FROM THE TOP! Henson covers but Minoura isn't the legal man! Naruki Doi snatches Kaden's ankle and drags him out of the ring! He boots him in the stomach... BRAINBUSTER ON THE FLOOR!

[ Nigel McGuinness ] Kaden Talbain just learned how important this victory is to Naruki Doi! The man's brains have been reduced to scrambled eggs!

[ Tony Schiavone ] The Big Cat doesn't look happy about what just happened to his partner!

Doi stares down at Talbain's prone body with an intense look on his face... until The Big Cat reaches through the ropes and drags him back inside! He boots Doi in the stomach and goes for a double underhook powerbomb... but Doi reverses it into a HURRICANRANA! Henson falls forward onto the middle rope and Doi helps Minoura to his feet. Minorita holds Scott Henson's head down from the outside and both members of Gold Class run... DOUBLE TIGER FEINT KICK! Henson falls back into the center of the ring. Doi and Minoura both climb to the top rope on opposite sides of the ring! Doi flies! FLYING DOUBLE STOMP! Minoura prepares to leap... but Kaden Talbain rises from the grave to snatch his ankle and crotch him on the top rope! Minorita pulls Talbain down, but Talbain responds by shoving Minorita hard into the rail!

[ Tony Schiavone ] This match is getting out of hand! Rick Knox really needs to regain control of this one before it gets any worse!

[ Nigel McGuinness ] When have you ever known Rick Knox to maintain control of any match he's ever refereed, ever in his entire career?

[ Tony Schiavone ] I don't think Jinder's Castle turned out too bad in the end!

[ Nigel McGuinness ] People died, Tony.

[ Tony Schiavone ] But... friendship!

Talbain rolls back into the ring. Henson rolls to the apron, clearly devastated following the double stomp. Talbain and Doi face off in the center of the ring and begin unloading forearms to the head and chest! The Mexican fans are going wild with every blow! Doi and Talbain keep going until they're both standing on spaghetti legs! They fall to their knees and keep going! MORE FOREARMS! MORE! MORE! MORE! BOTH MEN FALLS BACK FROM EXHAUSTION!

[ Tony Schiavone ] All four men are down!

[ Nigel McGuinness ] This is the moment, Tony... whoever recovers first might just win this match!

Talbain slowly returns to his feet. Kota Minoura recovers on the apron. He shakes off the cobwebs and climbs into the ring, but before he can make contact with Talbain, Talbain is snatched by the ankle and dragged out of the ring by HALLOWICKED AND FRIGHTMARE! The fans erupt in boos as The Spectral Envoy have ruined another match! They throw Talbain backward into the rail, drawing an immediate disqualification!

FUR & LOATHING via DQ in 8:21

UltraMantis Black directs traffic on the floor as Hallowicked and Frightmare hoist up Kaden Talbain and powerbomb him onto the concrete!

[ Tony Schiavone ] What are these men doing!? This is twice now that they've made their presence known tonight!

[ Nigel McGuinness ] They're making a statement, Tony! The Spectral Envoy is telling everyone that they will not be ignored! They're here and they are prepared to do whatever it takes to rise to the top of SGW's tag team division!

Scott Henson rolls off the apron and charges at both men with a double clothesline! They duck it and catch him on the turn around with a double kick to the stomach... and a SUPLEX TO THE FLOOR! The Envoy get up and prepare to head into the ring but turn right around into a SUICIDE DIVE FROM KOTA MINOURA! NO! THEY CATCH HIM... FLAP JACK INTO THE GUARDRAIL! MINOURA IS OUT!


[ Nigel McGuinness ] It's over for Kota Minoura, Tony. Naruki Doi is the last man standing!

Doi slides out of the ring and drills Frightmare with a clothesline, knocking him down! He turns and nails Hallowicked with a sick forearm, sending him down to one knee! But before he can capitalize, UltraMantis Black comes out of nowhere with a running yakuza kick and boots him straight down! The fans erupt in boos!

[ Tony Schiavone ] Someone has to do something! This can't go unanswered!

[ Nigel McGuinness ] Who's going to stop them? The tag team champions? You'd set a dangerous precedent by rewarding this behavior with a title shot. Otherwise, I don't know. I haven't the slightest idea who might step up to these mysterious masked men!

We fade out as the Spectral Envoy departs from the ringside area.

Thump thump thump.

We fade up on a shot of a hairy fist pounding on a door.

There's a piece of paper taped to the door with a familiar name on it... Adam Cole. The camera pans out to reveal Arn Anderson as the man who knocks. After receiving no answer, Anderson turns around and shakes his head, frustrated. Clad in jeans and a black polo shirt with an SGW logo on the breast, he mutters through gritted teeth.

[ Arn Anderson ] God dammit, who does this kid think he is?

He receives an answer from off-camera.

[ ??? ] I should ask you the same bloody question.

Anderson turns to face the source of the voice and the camera pans over to reveal Jimmy Havoc! The live crowd boos loudly. Havoc takes a couple steps toward Anderson, dragging an axe along behind. Gionna Daddio remains several steps behind Havoc, a coy smile on her face. Anderson looks Havoc up and down, disgusted by his presence.

[ Arn Anderson ] Jimmy Havoc... scourge of the wrestlin' business. You wanna ask who the hell I think I am? I'm the man that founded this company. I'm the guy that dragged Adam Cole up from nothin' and made him a world champion. If it wasn't for me, none o' this would be here. Now, if you don't mind, I'm tryin' to get a word with Adam Cole so that we can stop Jeff Jarrett from tearin' down what I built! So, why don't you get the hell outta' here and get ready for your mudshow deathmatch!

Havoc nods and turns his back, then looks down at the axe.

[ Jimmy Havoc ] What if... I don't want you or anyone else t' stop it?

Anderson looks at Havoc, annoyed.

[ Arn Anderson ] What the hell are you talkin' about--

WHAM-- CRACK! HAVOC SWINGS THE AXE AT ANDERSON'S HEAD! He narrowly misses and the axe is buried in Adam Cole's dressing room door! Havoc struggles to wrench the axe free and Anderson hits him with a big right hand! Havoc staggers back and nearly goes down, but rises to his feet and headbutts Anderson right in the nose! Anderson goes down and, before he can rise up, Gionna Daddio plants her boot right on Anderson's chest, pinning him to the floor! Havoc pulls the axe free and looks down at it.

[ Jimmy Havoc ] This company... is gettin' what it's got comin' to it.

Havoc smirks.

[ Jimmy Havoc ] Funny of you to remind me of your alliance with Adam Cole. Did ya' forget that The Origin fucked me out o' my first world title shot? I didn't... 'n I aim t' make sure you get what's comin' to you, too, cunt.

Havoc raises the axe over his head and Anderson raises his hands, crying out in terror! But before Havoc can bring the axe down, it's ripped from his hands from behind... by Scott Steiner! The crowd cheers loudly. Jeff Jarrett walks into the shot with the LARIAT Underground and GWF World Championships on his shoulders. Havoc eyes the LARIAT championship, a reminder of his past. Anderson looks up at Jarrett, relief on his face.

[ Arn Anderson ] Jeff... Jeff-- thank God.

Jarrett scoffs.

[ Jeff Jarrett ] Let's not go kissin' each other's asses just yet. I ain't decided if you're walkin' outta here in one piece or if you're gonna be singin' the blues out of about forty new holes, courtesy of Mr. Havoc here. What do you think, Jimmy?

[ Jimmy Havoc ] I think I'm gonna do him first... then I'm gonna find you 'n do you next, prick.

Jarrett removes the LARIAT Underground championship from his shoulder and places it on Havoc's shoulder. Havoc looks down at the title on his shoulder, disgusted. He looks up at Jarrett, scowling.

[ Jeff Jarrett ] What do ya' think now, huh? You're a two-time champion.


[ Jimmy Havoc ] Is this some kinda' fuckin' joke?

Gionna looks at the title and shakes her head.

[ Gionna Daddio ] You can't be serious. You're just gonna hand him the world title of a dead promotion that he helped put on the map? He doesn't need your charity reign. He's the longest reigning champion in LARIAT history. He bled buckets for this belt when it meant something.

[ Scott Steiner ] That shit always looked like ketchup to me.

Havoc pays no mind to Steiner and throws the title back at Jarrett. Jarrett barely catches the title before getting a grip on it and returning it to his shoulder. Jarrett huffs and looks taken aback. He looks down at the title.

[ Jeff Jarrett ] Fine, whatever, Havoc. Don't go around sayin' I never gave ya' nothin'.


Jarrett nods toward Steiner.

[ Jeff Jarrett ] Let's get outta' here, Scotty.

Jarrett turns to leave and Steiner follows him, still holding the axe. Anderson calls out from the ground.

[ Arn Anderson ] Hey, what about me?

Jarrett turns and looks at Anderson, then turns and looks at Steiner. Jarrett nods at Steiner and Steiner tosses the axe back to Havoc. Havoc grips the axe with both hands and looks down at Anderson.

[ Jeff Jarrett ] When you're done with ol' Arn there... take that thing to Miro tonight. I wanna see a real deathmatch. I never did like that big Bulgarian lunkhead. Why do ya' think I never booked him 'fore these last couple shows?

Jarrett and Steiner leave. Havoc advances on Anderson and raises the axe over his head. We fade out as we hear Arn Anderson cry out in terror, followed by abrupt silence.

REFEREE: Paul Turner | TIME LIMIT: 30:00

The fans in Mexico City had an interesting decision to make in terms of which woman to give their support to during this contest between decorated members of the SGW women’s division.

While neither woman particularly cares about their public perception these days, both have a history of being incredibly successful and incredibly popular women dating back to their respective debuts with the company.

As a result, the fans essentially decided to support both women in a lukewarm manner, mostly choosing to cheer whenever any respectful or clean offense was delivered and booing any rudo tendencies shown by either woman.

[ Tony Schiavone ] Nigel, both of these women have been champions throughout the annals of SGW history – tonight, one will earn a special gift in the form of the number one contendership to the SGW Women’s Intercontinental Championship!

[ Nigel McGuinness ] Absolutely, so, Tony. Nia Jax received a shot at the championship back in North Korea but was bested by former champion Hyper Misao in the Supermarket Brawl – Starlight Kid and Jax are both former Twinstar Champions, as well – this one could really go either way and the fans would be in for a hell of a contest no matter the outcome!

Predictably, Starlight Kid attempted to use her speed to gain the upper hand in the early goings of the match. Nia, however, would not let any of the Joshi wrestler’s offense land, stifling SLK’s attempts to damage Jax and absorbing much of every blow. Nia, to her credit, did cross-check the luchadora into the adjacent ropes, letting her body fall precariously upon impact before hooking the legs for a two count.

[ Nigel McGuinness ] Nia Jax is vicious in the ring tonight – and, well, every night! Her strength is an obvious asset but sometimes you see her use that advantage in a way that makes you take pause and acknowledge!

Back on the attack, Nia lifts her opponent with ease, body slamming her powerfully to the mat before lightly bouncing off the far ropes and dropping with a crushing splash, hooking both legs for another close two count!

[ Tony Schiavone ] BIG SPLASH! Nia’s really taking it to the Kid here tonight, and there’s a big weight discrepancy between these two, Nigel! That splash could have CRUSHED Starlight Kid!

[ Nigel McGuinness ] And the slam that preceded it – did you see that strength?!

[ Tony Schiavone ] Los Bloodline has a winner in Nia Jax!

Nia backs Paul Turner into the corner, questioning the validity of the two count before turning around, right into a running dropkick from Kid! SLK boosts her adrenaline and screams, popping the crowd before flipping them off arrogantly. With Nia on her ass in the corner, Kid charges again and scores with a basement dropkick, clattering the head and chest of her larger opponent. Nia rolls outward, leaving opportunity for the Kid to climb to the top rope and fly – moonsault! – but Nia rolls back in, leaving no water in the pool nor opponent in the path for her flying attack!

[ Nigel McGuinness ] Look at Nia’s face! She’s filled with rage!

Nia’s face is, sure enough, filled with rage, as she glares around the hundred thousand strong in the arena before focusing her attention onto her opponent and bellowing, what else –


Nia charges across the ring and leaps into the air – LEGDROP INCOMING! – But SLK moves out of the way and Jax lands right on her plump keister in the center of the ring with no Joshi to support the blow!


[ Tony Schiavone ] Well, that’s gonna lose us some sponsors! I guess it’s good this is our last night, huh, partner?

Nigel doesn’t respond, but Kid quickly rushes in, smacking Jax with a rolling Koppo Kick – just like good ‘ole Uncle Liger! Nia’s dazed, but Kid uses all of the muscle her 100-pound-frame can muster to lift Nia up and begin positioning for a familiar finisher!

[ Nigel McGuinness ] What the—KOKKO TENBATSU?! NO WAY IN HELL!

Nigel’s correct – SLK cannot lift Nia for the Black Tiger Driver and refocuses, kneeing her opponent in the head thrice before hooking her head and running off the turnbuckles – SHIRINUI!
NO! NIA JAX HANGS ON AND DELIVERS A DEVASTATING BACKDROP DRIVER! Starlight Kid is visibly disoriented and tries to sit up... only to fall flat on her back just in time for Nia Jax to come off the ropes with a BIG LEG DROP! Nia Jax remains seated right where she lands and counts along with the referee! ONE! TWO! THREE!

NIA JAX via PINFALL in 6:10

Starlight Kid is helped out of the ring by ringside attendance and Nia Jax rises to her feet, pumping her fists in victory. The fans are cheering loudly.

[ Tony Schiavone ] Nia Jax has rebounded from her loss at Game of Squids and will now receive another shot at the SGW Intercontinental Championship, this time against the new champion, Kacy Catanzaro!

[ Nigel McGuinness ] That was a decisive victory, Tony. Nia Jax made the most of her significant size advantage and has worked her way back into contendership!

[ Tony Schiavone ] What a big win for Los Bloodline!

As Nia rolls to the floor and shakes the cobwebs out, taking the slow walk up the ramp, Kacy Catanzaro suddenly walks out onto the stage with the championship belt on her shoulder. She eyes Nia Jax with a confident smile.

[ Nigel McGuinness ] There she is, the champ herself!

[ Tony Schiavone ] She's so tiny, Nigel! I don't like her chances against Nia Jax! She Who is Not Like Most Women just took down Starlight Kid, a multi-time world champion who even has a few pounds on Mighty Kacy!

[ Nigel McGuinness ] We cannot count out Kacy Catanzaro, Tony – there’s a darkness to her I don’t think we’ve even begun to completely understand! When these two finally meet in the ring, I have a feeling we'll be in for one hell of a show!

There’s another shot of Kacy, smiling proudly at Nia Jax. Jax points at the title on Kacy's shoulder and then points at herself, shouting "THAT'S MINE!" as we fade to black.

Showing the effects of his street fight, Adam Cole cautiously walks backstage and stops in front of a closed locker room door. Giving it no consideration, he opens it and forces his way inside.

[ Adam Cole ] I have something to say to you.

Switching to inside the room, we see Cody Rhodes sitting in a chair and zipping up the sides of his ring boots. He's dealt with unwanted visitors all evening, making it hard to prepare, but he gives Cole attention.

[ Cody Rhodes ] And that is?

Cody stands up to face him.

[ Adam Cole ] As a two-time SGW Champion and a man this company relied on week after week after week..

Cole swallows his pride.

[ Adam Cole ] Good luck.

[ Cody Rhodes ] That's rich.

Cole raises an eyebrow, taken aback by his goodwill gesture.

[ Cody Rhodes ] Comin' from the guy who tried killing SGW with The Origin and all.

Cole is defensive.

[ Adam Cole ] Hold on a second, Cody. You have it all wrong.

He continues with conviction in his voice.

[ Adam Cole ] I wasn't trying to kill SGW. I was trying to SAVE SGW from exactly what's happening right now!

[ Cody Rhodes ] Well, glad that worked out for everyone. You should be real proud of yourself.

[ Adam Cole ] Look here, I came by as a HALL OF FAMER, something you'll never be, to wish you good luck tonight! I came by as a two-time SGW Champion, something you'll never be, to wish you good luck. I came by as someone whose level you'll only hope to one day be on.. To wish you good luck.

Cole shakes his head.

[ Adam Cole ] I didn't come by here to get criticized for things you have no idea about. There's a reason you didn't make it to the top until now, Cody - Because I was too busy being the man around here. Tonight, you're facing down the biggest match on your life, and I just hope you're up to the challenge.. For all of our sakes.

He turns and exits the locker room, slamming the door soundly behind him. The scene fades.

REFEREE: Mike Chioda | TIME LIMIT: 30:00

The two men meet in the middle of the ring, both nearly identical in stature and unable to use their size as an advantage to intimidate the other. The bell sounds and a collar-and-elbow lock-up starts us off. Both men stand their ground, neither gaining the upper hand, causing the lock-up to eventually come to a standstill. They break it off and catch their breaths, but not before giving one another respect.

[ Tony Schiavone ] These two Herculean men can usually use their strength to outdo their opponent, but tonight does not seem like one of those nights!

[ Nigel McGuinness ] Right you are, Tony. Cena is a known powa’ lifter, and Ezekiel looks carved outta’ stone himself, unlike his brother, Elias.

[ Tony Schiavone ] I’m not sure about that, buddy. Elias and Ezekiel look identical in their body-types.

[ Nigel McGuinness ] Get those spectacles checked!

Ezekiel reaches his hand up for a test of strength, which Cena obliges. With both hands interlocked, Cena begins pushing Ezekiel to the ground, but a thrust of power brings Ezekiel back up, giving the opening to sling his hip into Cena’s gut, breaking the hold. A hip toss follows and Ezekiel goes for a quick pin attempt, only getting two. Cena is back up and hits a hip toss of his own! Then another! And a big bodyslam to top it off! Ezekiel staggers to his feet and Cena clotheslines him over the top rope to the floor below and the fans are fired up!

[ Tony Schiavone ] I’m hoping our amigos aren’t expect Cena to do a flip here!

[ Nigel McGuinness ] They’re not flips, they’re planchas, Tony! For the last time!

Cena hits a double ax handle off the apron and tries slamming Ezekiel’s head into the steps, but Ezekiel puts his boot up to block and slams Cena’s head on the steps instead! Ezekiel immediately rolls Cena back into the ring and covers him, only getting a one count. Ezekiel then picks Cena up and pushes him into the corner, lighting his chest up with chops. Ezekiel mounts Cena and begins the ten-count of punches, getting to six before Cena grabs Ezekiel’s legs and sprints from the corner, hitting a monstrous Liger Bomb!

[ Nigel McGuinness ] That’ll change the momentum!

A two count puts Cena back on the offensive. He stands over Ezekiel and yells, “YOU CAN’T SEE ME!” He hits the ropes and stops, dusts his shoulders off, and FIVE KNUCKLE SHUFFLE! One, kick out by Ezekiel! Cena is shocked! Ezekiel is back to his feet and he’s fired up. He starts lighting Cena up with right hands and a a Judo hip throw has Cena on the mat. Back up, Ezekiel hits a shoulder block and bounces off the ropes, but Cena is up and hits a big Blue Tunder Bomb! “YOU CAN’T SEE ME!”

[ Tony Schiavone ] Another Five Knuckle Shuffle!

Cena waits while Ezekiel comes to his feet.

[ Nigel McGuinness ] Cena is sizing Ezekiel up. Could we have a new champion?

Ezekiel turns around right into the waiting arms of Cena, who hoists him upon his shoulders! Ezekiel pushes himself off and grabs Cena around the waist. Cena blocks a German Suplex attempt and grabs Ezekiel by the hands, breaking his grip. He then lifts Ezekiel back up and quickly drops him with the Attitude Adjustment! ONE, TWO, THREE! NEW TELEVISION CHAMPION!


Mike Chioda raises Cena’s arm in the air and the fans cheer loudy, giving both men the respect they deserve after an epic contest.

[ Tony Schiavone ] If this is the last SGW show, we’re going on with a bang! Every match tonight has been excellent from bell-to-bell, Nigel, this one included.

[ Nigel McGuinness ] The Television Championship is a long-tenured title in SGW history, and comin’ off Christopher Daniels’ epic reign, questions were raised about its future, but tonight proves with these two men and Bronn Breakker lurkin’, the TV Title is going to be highly sought afta’!

Ezekiel and Cena meet in the center of the ring and shake hands and the roof blows off of the arena. Cena raises his and Ezekiel’s arms in the air, turning to all four sides of the ring, giving all of the sections in the arena the chance to take in the conclusion of this epic encounter!


Alexa Bliss is preparing for the Twinstar match later tonight. Looking in the mirror, she makes sure her hair is perfect. The SGW Women's World Championship rests on the vanity in front of her. As Alexa begins applying lip gloss, the door to her dressing room opens up and Nyla Rose walks inside with a championship belt on her shoulder. She's breathing heavily like she ran from wherever she's coming from. Alexa pays no attention to her until she speaks.

[ Nyla Rose ] Look what I found!

Alexa notices the title in the mirror and looks over her shoulder.

[ Alexa Bliss ] What the hell is that?

[ Nyla Rose ] It's the Global Wrestling Federation Women's World Championship! I followed that little Tony Khan dweeb back to his car after Jeff Jarrett kicked him out of the arena... turns out he had way more gold on him than the two belts he gave to Jeff! The last person to hold this title was Daffney!

Nyla holds up the GWF Women's Championship.

[ Nyla Rose ] R.I.P., bitch! I'm the champion now!


Alexa stands on her tiptoes and snatches the title from Nyla's grasp.

[ Alexa Bliss ] Correction. I'M the champion now!


Alexa turns her back to Nyla and goes back to getting ready for the match. Nyla nods and rubs her hands together aggressively.

[ Nyla Rose ] Hell yeah, you are. Unify them bitches!

[ Alexa Bliss ] Obviously. I'm the greatest to ever do this shit. I'm the GOLDEN GODDESS, Nyla... I've unified everything. All the belts! And we have so much more work to do. It's exhausting! Tonight, we're rubbing out the Twinstar division once and for all... and then I guess I'll end Hyper Misao's career at some podunk shindie mudshow since this is the end of SGW. What a career.

Alexa smiles evilly.

[ Alexa Bliss ] Mine, not hers. Her career sucks.

Nyla nods, smiling.

[ Alexa Bliss ] Now, I appreciate you bringing me that shiny new title belt to unify, but do you mind getting out of my dressing room? I'm trying to feel pretty here and--

Alexa turns and gestures toward Nyla up and down with her hand.

[ Alexa Bliss ] --you're whole thing just isn't doing it for me.

[ Nyla Rose ] Oh, yeah. Of course. I'll catch up with you closer to match time, Barbie doll.

[ Alexa Bliss ] Like, meet me at the curtain, maybe.

Nyla nods and turns to leave the room. Alexa turns back around and returns to applying her make-up. The camera slowly zooms in on the GWF Women's World Championship as we fade to black.

REFEREE: Aubrey Edwards | TIME LIMIT: 30:00

Aubrey Edwards hands the championships to Kayla Braxton and signals for the opening bell. We have Chuck Taylor and Preston Vance starting things off in this one with Orange Cassidy being his usual lackadaisical self on the outside.

[ Tony Schiavone ] This is a complete wildcard match, buddy. There’s no way to predict who’s winning this one.

[ Nigel McGuinness ] Not only are the SGW World Tag Team Championships on the line, the Legacy Pro Championships are well. As we’ll have ONE unified champion at the end of the night.

[ Tony Schiavone ] Legacy Pro had a lot of great potential after SGW closed down in late-2020. It’s nice seeing them honored one final time here tonight.

Chuck walks right up to Preston and lays in a stiff knife-edge chop, which Vance barely flinches from. Chuck sighs and decides to lay in another, and another, and one more. The sound echoes throughout the arena, drawing a big response from the fans with a “WOOOOO!” Vance rubs his chest and grabs Chuck Taylor by the neck and slings him into the corner and begins burying his shoulder into Taylor’s gut with a series of shoulder blocks, dropping Taylor to the mat in the corner.

[ Nigel McGuinness ] He’s still learnin’, but Preston Vance is one impressive specimen!

Vance stomps away on Taylor in the corner and Shawn Spears slaps him on the back, tagging himself in. Spears pulls Taylor out of the corner and tries a pin attempt but only gets a two count. Spears slaps on a headlock and wrenches back, cutting off the air of his opponent. Taylor manages to scoot to the ropes and push off the bottom rope, falling back over Spears, getting a quick two count himself! Back up, Taylor dodges a clothesline and hits an Enziguri on Spears! He goes for the corner, but Spears lunges and catches Chuck, preventing the tag to Trent. Spears quickly tags Vance back in and Aubrey begins counting, trying to restore order.

[ Tony Schiavone ] Cutting the ring off is giving the Imperfect 10s a real advantage here. Keeping tags frequent and Chuck Taylor in the ring is their recipe for success.

[ Nigel McGuinness ] Good point, Tony. You mix in the power of Preston Vance and the veteran moxxy of Shawn Spears and it’s tough to beat.

As the match wears on, the tags continue between Spears and Vance. You can really see Chuck Taylor struggle while Trent is leaned halfway over the ropes, desperate to tag in his partner and even the odds. With Vance in the ring, he whips Chuck Taylor into the ropes and hits a BIG back body drop, causing Taylor to bounce off the mat like a basketball. Vance picks Taylor up and APPLIES THE FULL NELSON! Chuck Taylor is slumping, putting up next to no fight in trying to escape.

[ Nigel McGuinness ] Looks like the champions will retain..

[ Tony Schiavone ] Wait!

Orange Cassidy gets on the ring apron and stares down Preston Vance. Vance foolishly relinquishes the hold. He lunges at Orange Cassidy, who drops down from the apron. Vance screams at him to stay out of the match, but during this, it gives time for Chuck Taylor to drag himself to the corner and tag Trent! Trent explodes into the ring and drops Vance with a clothesline! Spears comes in and gets dropped by a Half-n-Half Suplex and quickly crawls to the outside!

[ Nigel McGuinness ] The tide has changed!

With the ring to themselves, Chuck and Trent embrace in a big hug in the center of the ring, drawing a wide cut from the camera!


[ Nigel McGuinness ] Nobody wants this!

On the outside, Shawn Spears grabs a steel chair with his logo on it and inhales deeply, almost in an orgasmic state. Upon opening his eyes, Orange Cassidy is there with an index finger on the chair. Spears yanks the chair back and BENDS IT OVER THE HEAD OF ORANGE CASSIDY! Cassidy drops to the floor and Spears hops on the apron.

[ Tony Schiavone ] GOOD LORD!

[ Nigel McGuinness ] Can’t be surprised when the comedy act gets mixed up into the real action and pays for it, Tony!

Inside the ring, Chuck and Trent double Irish Whip Vance into the ropes, who bumps Spears off as he comes off of them! Chuck kicks Vance in the gut and Trent goes behind him. SOUL FOOD/HALF-N-HALF COMBINATION! Trent covers - One! Two! Th- NO! Kick out at the last possible second! Wasting no time, they pick Vance off the mat. Chuck Taylor goes up top while Trent grabs Vance and puts him over his shoulders. STRONG ZERO INCOMING! SHAWN SPEARS PUSHES CHUCK OFF THE TOP ROPE! Vance rolls off Trent’s shoulders and hits a big Spinebuster! He immediately tags in Spears. C4! THE RUNNING DEATH VALLEY DRIVER STUNS TRENT! Spears covers - ONE! TWO! THREE! THE CHAMPIONS RETAIN!


[ Tony Schiavone ] What a damn match! The longest-reigning Tag Team Champions in SGW history retain!

[ Nigel McGuinness ] I’m sure Edge and Christian are THRILLED that their record was surpassed by these two, but through it all, The Imperfect 10s keep proving worthy o’ being the top team in Solid Gold!

The Best Friends collect themselves on the outside with Orange Cassidy while Shawn Spears and Preston Vance celebrate with their championships in the middle of the ring to a mixed response from the Mexican fans in attendance. Their celebration is short-lived, though, as the Best Friends and Orange Cassidy are suddenly assaulted on the ramp by The Spectral Envoy! They throw Orange Cassidy off the stage and through a nearby table! Chuck and Trent go toe to toe with Frightmare and Hallowicked, but they're too worn down from their match to give it their all! Suplex on the ramp to Chuck Taylor from Frightmare! Stun gun across the rail from Hallowicked on Trent! The Best Friends are DOWN AND OUT!

[ Tony Schiavone ] You've gotta be kidding me right now! The Spectral Envoy have gotten invovled in THREE matches tonight! Pheromones, Gold Class, Fur & Loathing, CHAOS, and now the Best Friends have all felt the wrath of this debuting unit!

[ Nigel McGuinness ] The SGW tag team division was looking hotter than ever before this night got underway... but UltraMantis Black and his Spectral Envoy have made sure to step right on its bloody neck and stake their claim!

With the Best Friends down at ringside, Frightmare and Hallowicked stare down the Imperfect 10s from the ramp. UltraMantis Black holds up his staff and points at the longest reigning champions before both Frightmare and Hallowicked make the "title belt" motion around their waists. Spears and Vance look at each and then... lay down their titles on the mat, gesturing for the Envoy to BRING IT ON! The fans pop huge!

[ Nigel McGuinness ] I think we just made ourselves a bloody tag title match, Tony! The Spectral Envoy have made their presence known on this evening... and the Imperfect 10s have shown them... THEY WILL NOT BE INTIMIDATED!

Mantis nods and pats his men on their shoulders before turning and guiding them to the back, seemingly satisfied that they'll be receiving a title shot! We fade out on a shot of Spears and Vance picking up their titles and holding them over their heads.

Cathy Kelley is standing, microphone in hand, at the Death of SGW backdrop, smiling politely at the camera.

[ Cathy Kelley ] Ladies and gentlemen, my guest at this time, SGW Television Champion…John Cena!

Cena steps in from the right side of the screen to join Cathy on the interview set, still wearing his ring gear, but with a new hat and tee shirt and, of course, the SGW Television Championship strapped around his waist. John pats the championship lovingly and adjusts his cap before turning, beaming at Cathy.

[ John Cena ] Cathy, my friend, it’s a pleasure to see you tonight. And it’s a pleasure to be representing Solid Gold Wrestling as the Television Champion in what could be its dying days …pretty sad that tonight could be it, huh, Queen Cath?

Kelley nods knowingly and begins to speak.

[ Cathy Kelley ] Absolutely, John. This company has been a real treat to work for, and that’s saying a lot – consider all of the emotional and physical trauma I’ve been put through here! Either way, John, this isn’t about me, this interview time is about you. Please, tell me what you think your legacy in Solid Gold Wrestling will be as the company could be ending here tonight.

John pauses for a beat and listens to the cheers from the arena proper, smiling at the fans, before answering.

[ John Cena ] First of all, I want to say thank you to the fans across the world who let this American boy entertain them each and every night I’m able. Second, Ms. Kelley, I’ll answer your question and say I think my legacy, sadly, feels kind of…incomplete.

Cena holds his hands out, then settles them on the Television Championship.

[ John Cena ] You know, I’m so proud to be the Television Champion. I’m so proud to have fought against Elias and in North Korea to represent the United States of America and SGW, but I’d be lying if I said I didn’t think I could achieve more here…and it’s unfortunate I don’t think I’ll get the chance to achieve more if Jeff Jarrett should win the Triple Crown Championship here tonight. But, Cathy, as they say…

She leans in, interested.

[ John Cena ] “When if’s and but’s are candy and nuts, we’ll all have a great big party.” And so here I stand, proud to be SGW Television Champi—

[ ??? ] Proud to be champeen for now!

The camera shifts as Cathy and Cena both look to the left as the voice approaches – it’s Bron Breakker!

[ Bron Breakker ] Listen here, Jaahn – it ain’t no secret you’re a bad sunnavabitch, but SO’M I!

Cena nods, agreeing.

[ Bron Breakker ] How’s about this, Jaahn Ceena? You and me…we throw down! WE GO TO THE MAT! And the winner takes that there TV Championship, huh?!

The fans pop – it is, admittedly, a pretty bad ass match in theory. Cena smiles and extends an open hand.

[ John Cena ] Alright, kid. We’ll see what you’ve got.

Bron takes Cena’s outstretched confirmation gesture and the two shake, meaty hand in meaty hand. Eventually, Bron leaves, smirking. Cena turns to Cathy and smiles, tipping his cap to her before doing the same.

[ John Cena ] …t’was a pleasure, Cathy. Have a good night.

Cena strolls off, proudly, as Cathy’s face scrunches in confusion.

[ Cathy Kelley ] …hold on…why are there so many challenges going down tonight?! Don’t these people remember that Jeff Jarrett is shutting this company down at the end of the night?!

Cathy shakes her head, pondering the important questions as we fade away from the scene.

REFEREE: Rick Knox | TIME LIMIT: 30:00

Jimmy Havoc did not even wait for the opening bell, rushing at Miro with a yakuza kick, smashing the Bulgarian back into the corner. Havoc continues pressing his advantage with a series of disgusting knees to the chest and stomach, sinking Miro into a seated position before scraping his boot across his face thrice.

[ Tony Schiavone ] Jimmy Havoc is firing on all cylinders early on, Nigel!

[ Nigel McGuinness ] You’re right, Tony – he looked incredibly impressive despite having to team with a man he deemed as being lesser last month in North Korea, and he’s keeping the pace of excellent looking outings tonight in Mexico City!

[ Tony Schiavone ] LOOK HERE – OH, FACE WASH IN THE CORNER! Jimmy’s going for the win right here!

Havoc covers – one! Tw—no! Miro kicks out with authority and Havoc pie-faces the downed Redeemer to push back again. Havoc lifts Miro from the mat and tosses him into the ropes, but Miro ducks a clothesline and keeps running – leaping kick! Miro knocks Havoc to the mat and pumps his fists! Miro is feeling it, but Havoc is up – CLOTHESLINE! Havoc is up again – CLOTHESLINE! Once more, the King of the Goths is up – Miro throws a third clothesline, Havoc ducks! – GO HOME DRIVER! Miro is dropped on his head and Havoc covers again – ONE! TWO! NO! Miro kicks out!

[ Nigel McGuinness ] What brutality are these two men going to have to inflict on one another to take the victory here tonight?! What savagery will we witness, and what shall be the horrifying instruments of destruction with which these men will see their careers shortened?

A reckless fan hurls a gift box into the ring and Havoc rips it open, revealing – a flip-flop-flail?! The King of the Goths laughs to himself and whirls the weapon, watching as the plastic Chanclas fly through the air before whipping Miro across the back with the bizarre weapon! Miro turns away, chest up, and Havoc BENDS the plastic whiffle-ball bat over Miro’s torso!

[ Nigel McGuinness ] A bloody flip-flop flail?! Are you takin’ the piss, Mexico City?!

On the outside, Jimmy Havoc finds a pair of steel chairs and slides them into the ring. Havoc follows the chairs and takes one, smacking it on the canvas and waiting for Miro to stand up – WHACK! Miro takes a shot to the head and bellows! Havoc swings again, but Miro ducks and the chair hits the top rope, ricocheting back and smashing into Jimmy Havoc! The Deity of the Deathmatch turns, and Miro swings his own steel chair, bashing right into Havoc’s face! Havoc stumbles into the ropes, but leaps into the air with a dropkick and waffles Miro’s chair into his face!

[ Nigel McGuinness ] We’ve seen Jimmy Havoc withstand insane damage before, and now, he’s going against what some may call a physically perfect specimen for professional wrestling – strong, fast, hungry, and vicious!

[ Tony Schiavone ] Havoc’s a ruthless, mean man, and I don’t think he’s going to be resting any time soon, Nigel – look!

Havoc produces a heavy chain from ringside and hurls it into the ring, knocking into Miro on the flight in. The King of the Goths slides into the ring and wraps a portion of the chain along the top rope and lifts his opponent from the mat, looking to Irish Whip him into the chain-wrapped top rope! Havoc puts all his weight into it and whips Miro – but the Bulgarian brute reverses – HAVOC FLIES INTO THE CHAIN-WRAPPED ROPE! Miro is up and tangles Havoc into the top rope, twisting and tucking his arms into the chain and pinning his opponent in place! Miro, unwilling to rest, slides to the floor and looks under a table near the timekeeper’s area – and produces a WEED WHACKER! The fans in attendance are absolutely rabid, exploding with cheers as Miro lifts the power tool over his head and storms back into the ring!

[ Tony Schiavone ] This is absolutely reckless! This is insane! Hell, this is ILLEGAL to do in an arena filled with people!

[ Nigel McGuinness ] Tony, I’m not so sure Mexican law is the same as American law, and what’s more, the company’s ending tonight, what’s a lawsuit going to do to us anyw—ya know, I think we’re focusing on the wrong thing here! Miro has a damn GARDENING POWER TOOL!

Knox is powerless to stop the assault and can only watch as Miro cranks the weed eater, lifting it overhead like a classic slasher villain as the fans in the gargantuan arena burst with energy. Havoc begins struggling against the heavy chain, but there’s no use! Miro screams and thrusts the weed eater forward, pressing it to Havoc’s chest and abdomen, instantly slicing through the cut-off tee shirt and through to the flesh – and beyond! Havoc screams in agony – but that doesn’t help matters! Bloodthirsty, Miro lifts the weed-whacker and touches the cord to Havoc’s lips – and inside his mouth for a few seconds!!


Miro tosses the running yard tool aside, leaving Knox to disable the engine. Havoc falls to the mat in a bloody heap with Miro loosening the chain from the top rope, not completely, though – Miro applies the Accolade with the heavy chain still holding Havoc’s arms in place! Jimmy Havoc screams, bits of blood flying from his lips as he does, but Miro simply pulls back further and harder on his chin! With no other course of action, Havoc slings a length of chain backwards, clocking Miro in the head and chest, staggering him! AGAIN! Miro releases the hold!

[ Nigel McGuinness ] Jimmy Havoc will not quit! Jimmy Havoc will not die!

Havoc stands, cursing at Miro before running and sloppily double stomping the beefy Bulgarian right in the face! Havoc drops to a knee and begins bludgeoning Miro with right hands to the side of the head before spitting a mixture of saliva and blood onto the canvas, satisfied for the moment. Scooting under the ropes and to the floor, Havoc goes under the ring and produces a table – but not just any old table!


[ Nigel McGuinness ] Tony, that table is covered in firecrackers! Do you see the huge wick connecting them all? This is NOT good for Miro!

Havoc tosses Miro onto the now-erected table and clubs him in the chest over and over; eventually, Havoc steps up, gingerly joining Miro on the table and lifting his opponent to his feet…

…before producing a lighter from his right boot!

[ Nigel McGuinness ] This is not good for any of us, Tony!

The singular long fuse attached to the small firecrackers begins to disintegrate and flicker away, closer to the wicks; Havoc bends Miro over, but Miro thrusts his arm up into Havoc’s crotch! Jimmy Havoc bends over in misery and Miro doesn’t delay – piledriver lift and… JUMPING PILEDRIVER AS THE FIRECRACKERS POP OFF AND SIZZLE!

[ Tony Schiavone ] OH MY GOD! OH MY GOD! Piledriven through a table with lit firecrackers, Jimmy Havoc and Miro could both be permanently scarred!

Miro and Havoc are both shaking as Rick Knox quickly applies a fire extinguisher to the mess of humanity and table, putting out any small fires before noticing Miro, hooking the left leg and dropping to the mat – ONE! TWO! THREE!

MIRO via PINFALL in 12:13

Victorious, Miro pushes off the crumbled mess of table and canvas and hits the corner, standing on the middle rope and pumping his fists in the air.

[ Tony Schiavone ] This match was a damned disaster!

[ Nigel McGuinness ] Perhaps a disasterpiece, Tony. Miro fought Jimmy Havoc in his own match, played his own damned horrible destructive game – and won! Look at Havoc, he’s been put through hell in this match.

[ Tony Schiavone ] Well, so has Miro! Just disgusting…

Rick Knox is knelt on the canvas, doing his best to attend to Havoc, who is coughing a terrible, visceral mix of blood and spit following the weed-whacker to the face as well as the piledriver into the firecracker-covered table. Miro stomps over and looks down at Jimmy Havoc, pausing for only a second longer to reflect on his opponent before exiting the ring warily and continuing up the ramp.

[ Tony Schiavone ] A hell of a performance from Jimmy Havoc tonight, ballsy as ever…but Nigel, what could be next for The Redeemer?! I see a lot of success in his future, regardless of SGW closing down – Miro is a star!

Back inside the ring, Jimmy Havoc shoves Rick Knox away and attempts to stand up, but stumbles. Knox gives it another effort, but Havoc shoves the official away again, still unable to stand. Eventually, Knox just stops trying and we’re left with a shot of Havoc in a crumpled, bloody mess on the mat. We cut to a shot of Miro, on the stage, looking over his shoulder with a proud sneer before we fade away from the ringside area.

We fade up on a shot of the LARIAT Underground World Championship.

The live crowd boos loudly. The camera pans out slowly, revealing Jeff Jarrett sitting on a chair nearby, applying black tape to his wrist. The LARIAT and GWF championship belts hang on the back of another chair, inches away from him. Finishing off the tape, Jarrett looks down at his hands and clenches his fists in front of him. He appears satisfied when--

[ ??? ] DADDY JEFF!

The fans erupt in boos as Sasha Banks and Bayley walk into the shot. Jarrett stands up and smirks. Sasha and Bayley each take turns giving him a hug.

[ Jeff Jarrett ] Ladies, what brings you t' my neck of the woods?

Sasha pats her heart.

[ Sasha Banks ] Jeff, we just wanted to come and say "thank you" in person for the opportunity--

[ Bayley ] --THE PRIVILEGE!

Bayley nods assuredly.

[ Bayley ] It's been a PRIVILEGE, Jeff.

[ Sasha Banks ] Yes, what she said. Thank you for the opportunity to wrestle for your great company, Solid Gold Wrestling... and to be given the chance to leave tonight as the FINAL World Twinstar champions.

[ Bayley ] That's right! We're gonna be the last champs! The first-ever two-time champs! And we're gonna do it for YOU, Double J! You've inspired us--

Sasha nods.

[ Sasha Banks ] --INSPIRED US, Daddy Jeff... inspired us to TAKE what we want by FORCE, and that's exactly what we're gonna do tonight when we leave Mexico as the greatest champions of all time--

[ Bayley ] --aside from yourself, of course.

[ Sasha Banks ] OH! OF COURSE!

Jarrett smiles and nods.

[ Jeff Jarrett ] Couple o' history makes, huh.

He scratches his chin.

[ Jeff Jarrett ] Say, you two wanna make some real history?

[ Sasha Banks ] Absolutely.

[ Bayley ] DING DONG! HELLO!?

Bayley opens an invisible door.


Jarrett nods toward the titles on the chair.

[ Jeff Jarrett ] Ya'll pick up that LARIAT Underground belt and hold onto it.

Bayley picks up the title from the back of the chair and hangs onto one end of the strap as Sasha takes hold of the other. They both hold the title together like two kids holding onto a large fish they've plucked from a lake. Jarrett smirks.


[ Jeff Jarrett ] Ya'll just became the first co-champions in LARIAT Underground history... AND the first women t' hold that strap. How does that feel? Couple o' world champions in front o' me.

[ Sasha Banks ] It feels great!

[ Bayley ] I've never felt better in my life!

Jeff Jarrett holds his hand out.

[ Jeff Jarrett ] Now, send it on back over.

Sasha and Bayley look down at the title, sad. After a few seconds, they shrug and hand the title back to Jarrett. He chuckles and puts the title back on his shoulder. The live crowd boos loudly.


Jarrett looks down at the belt and then back at the Role Models.

[ Jeff Jarrett ] Now, I appreciate ya'll two comin' t' wish me well... but I got some more preparin' t' do 'fore I send ol' Cody Rhodes out to pasture with his old man. So, how 'bout ya'll two go and get ready for your own match so you can honor me 'n the memory of Solid Gold by makin' history all over again tonight.

[ Bayley ] That's a great idea, Jeff.

[ Sasha Banks ] Amen. Thank you, Daddy Jeff. Hashtag blessed.

Without another word, they turn and walk out of the room. Jarrett removes the title from his shoulder and looks down at it, admiring his reflection in the center plate before sneering and dropping the title onto the seat of the chair. Jarrett's entire demeanor changes and he suddenly appears cold and emotionless. He huffs and turns around, his eyes falling upon the black cowboy hat hanging on a nearby hook.


REFEREE: Paul Turner | TIME LIMIT: 45:00

Paul Turner gives each man their instructions and displays the oldest championship in SGW history to the audience, gathering a polite applause in response. The bell sounds and Austin kicks Barrett in the gut! He goes for a Stunner but Wade Barrett pushes Austin off, avoiding the finish! Barrett wags his finger at Austin, sporting a playful smirk. “Not so fast, Austin!”

[ Nigel McGuinness ] We almost had a record for the shortest match in Solid Gold history!

Austin turns around and sees Barrett smiling and can’t resist smiling and chuckling himself.. Until his face loses all expression and he flips Barrett the two middle fingers! Wham! Austin delivers a stiff right hand! Another! Another! Barrett drops in the corner and Austin begins stomping a mudhole and walking it dry to a HUGE ovation from the fans!

[ Tony Schiavone ] The SGW legend hasn’t missed a beat!

[ Nigel McGuinness ] Stone Cold does not seem to be plannin’ on losing his championship tonight!

Austin picks Barrett up, but a low-blow unseen by Paul Turner doubles Austin over. Barrett hits Austin with a stiff forearm strike and a snap suplex. Barrett drags Austin to the corner, flips him off, and begins mimicking Austin’s mudhole stomps, stopping to give the Intercontinental Champion another middle finger! Barrett turns to the crowd and lifts his arms in the air, drawing a chorus of boos for his troubles. Barnett flashes two fingers at the fans and turns back to Austin, delivering another stomp to his head.

[ Tony Schiavone ] He’s flashing the peace sign, what in the world?

[ Nigel McGuinness ] What you Americans consida’ the ‘peace’ sign is our middle finger, Tony! You need to be more cultured. Leave the South sometime!

[ Tony Schiavone ] My passport has been stamped more times this quarter than it has in a long time, buddy! I'll tell you. All this traveling is something else.

Barett picks Austin up and sends him crashing back down with a STO and a big elbow drop. A stiff kick to the ribs has the Intercontinental Champion gasping for air. Barrett picks Austin up and whips him into the ropes. Austin ducks a clothesline but Barrett catches him with a Savate Kick to the gut on the way back. Staggered, Austin doubles over and Barrett hits a Spinning Neckbreaker for a two count. Frustrated, Barrett covers again, only getting a two count. Barrett jumps to his feet and gets in Paul Turner’s face, demanding that he count faster.

[ Nigel McGuinness ] Wade Barrett had betta’ stay on the champion here.

Barrett picks Austin up and whips him into the ropes, tilt-a-whirl backbreaker! Austin is in some serious trouble as the challenger is firmly in control. Barrett is meticulous in his offense, picking parts of Austin apart one by one.

[ Tony Schiavone ] Barrett survived the Scaffold Match last month and looks to keep the build going here. He knows all about the importance of having momentum.

[ Nigel McGuinness ] If you don’t have it, you don’t have anything, they say.

Barrett picks Austin off the mat and wraps Austin up for the Bull Hammer, but Austin breaks free and hits the ropes, THESZ PRESS! Right hands fly everywhere, some connecting and some whiffing. Austin flips Barrett the middle fingers and drops a front elbow on him for a two count. Austin waits for Barrett to get back up and charges at him again, but Barrett swings for a clothesline that Austin ducks, hitting the ropes on the other side. On the way back, Austin goes for the Thesz Press again but Barrett turns it into a Spinebuster! He quickly gets Austin up for the Bull Hammer, but Austin reverses it. Kick to the gut, STONE COLD STUNNER!

[ Tony Schiavone ] Stunner out of nowhere!

Austin covers Barrett with the leg hooked - One.. two.. Three! Stone Cold retains!


[ Nigel McGuinness ] What a war! Steve Austin pulled that out of nowhere and retained the Intercontinental Championship!

Austin’s music hits and he’s handed his championship with a thunderous ovation from the fans in attendance. He slings the belt over his shoulder and catches his breath while propped on the ropes. It’s short-lived, as Barrett spins him around and offers a handshake.

[ Nigel McGuinness ] A show of respect here for a great match.

Austin is hesitant, but goes to accept.. And here’s SCOTT STEINER AND HOOK! They blast Austin from behind and start laying the boots to him. Wade Barrett steps back from the situation and goes to exit the ring while the onslaught continues.

[ Tony Schiavone ] Jeff Jarrett’s henchmen are staining a great match! This is disgusting. Look at Wade Barrett! He’s leaving!

Barrett watches on as Steiner and HOOK’s beat down continues. He changes his mind and COMES BACK IN THE RING TO HELP AUSTIN EVEN THE ODDS!

[ Nigel McGuinness ] Hold on, Tony!

Barrett clotheslines HOOK over the top rope to the outside while Austin and Steiner exchange blows. Barrett grabs the four-time SGW Champion, BULL HAMMER ON STEINER! He turns around right into the waiting Austin - STONE COLD STUNNER! HOOK grabs Steiner and pulls him out of the ring while Austin mounts the turnbuckle, motioning for beer. Someone from ringside tosses him can after can until he can’t catch anymore. Back in the ring, Austin hands one to Barrett, who reluctantly accepts. The two cling their cans together, causing foam to explode all over the place, and begin drinking beer together to the roar of the crowd.

The smiling face of Matt Sydal.

The fans cheer loudly. He's in jeans and a leather jacket. Next to him, Cathy Kelley stands by with a microphone. With little fanfare, she gets straight to the interview.

[ Cathy Kelley ] Ladies and gentlemen, he's back!

She gestures toward Sydal.

[ Cathy Kelley ] That's right, Matt Sydal has returned to Solid Gold Wrestling... here, on what might be the final night in SGW history. Either way, we're so happy to see him again. Matt, what brings you back to SGW?

He stares out into space with a proud look. We can hear the live crowd cheering for him as if they're right there in front of the interview backdrop with him. Finally, he speaks.

[ Matt Sydal ] Cathy, I came back because--

BAM! Matt Sydal is sent sprawling forward by a shot from behind... BY JIMMY HAVOC! The fans erupt in boos as the bloodied and ravaged Jimmy Havoc boots Sydal in the stomach and then turns to look at Cathy with murderous intent in his eyes! Gionna Daddio tries to pull him away, but Havoc shoves her away!

[ Jimmy Havoc ] Get away from me, cunt!

Daddio scrambles away and exits the scene completely. Havoc breathes heavily, bloody spittle flying from his both with each labored breath. He snatches the microphone out of Cathy's hand.

[ Jimmy Havoc ] What do I look like, huh!? Do I look like a fucking joke t' you?! I'm not a fucking joke! The fact of it all is that you people only hate me-- you people fucking hold me BACK-- because I represent everything you fucking hate in this business! Someone that MADE IT elsewhere and didn't need this piece o' shit company to get fuckin' OVER--

WHAM! MATT SYDAL COMES OUT OF NOWHERE, TACKLING HAVOC THROUGH THE INTERVIEW SET! Sydal and Havoc tie up and throw punches like men possessed until security floods the area! They pull Sydal away from Havoc, but before they can restrain Havoc, he turns and spits a mouthful of blood right in Cathy Kelley's face! She screams, mortified! Security finally gets Havoc under control as Edge and Christian walk into the shot. Edge looks pissed.

[ Edge ] Get him out of here. That's enough!

Havoc smiles, showing off his bloody teeth.

[ Edge ] You're done, Jimmy--

Christian gestures for Edge to stop, then points at Havoc.

[ Christian Cage ] Justify it however you want, James... the truth is, nobody likes you because you're kind of a jerk.

Christian nods toward the security guards.

[ Christian Cage ] Get him outta' here, boys. He doesn't work for SGW anymore.

Havoc's eyes go wide and he laughs out loud.

[ Jimmy Havoc ] I don't work 'ere anymore?! Nobody bloody fuckin' works 'ere anymore! THIS IS IT! This is the last fuckin' show, you fuckin' idiot! THIS PLACE IS RUN BY FUCKIN' IDIOTS! THE WHOLE LOT O' YOU!

Havoc is dragged away by security, fired from the company. Edge and Christian look over to see Matt Sydal helping Cathy wipe the blood off her face with a handkerchief.

[ Edge ] Welcome back, Sydal.

[ Christian Cage ] Yeah, dude. Good to see you again. For real.

Sydal nods and smiles ear to ear.

[ Matt Sydal ] Thanks, guys.


REFEREE: Mike Chioda | TIME LIMIT: 30:00

As soon as the bell rings, Bayley and Sasha Banks charge across the ring and begin throwing hands with Jinny and Dakota Kai! All four women exchange forearms until Maki Itoh and Tam Nakano get involved, attacking Dakota Kai and Sasha Banks from behind! Itoh and Dakota tie up and begin throwing bombs! Nakano and Sasha Banks tumble through the ropes to the floor, leaving Jinny and Bayley to tie up in the corner and struggle against one another. Suddenly, without warning, Nyla Rose runs full speed into the corner, crushing Bayley and Jinny with a brutal avalanche attack! Nyla pulls Bayley out of the corner and then whips her around with two handfuls of her gear, throwing her hard into the corner and crushing Jinny with an involuntary somersalt senton!

[ Tony Schiavone ] Nyla Rose is using the other competitors as a weapon!

[ Nigel McGuinness ] The power of Nyla Rose is truly something to behold. She's a deadly addition to Alexa Bliss' stranglehold on the women's division!

Nyla turns and grabs a handful of Maki Itoh's hair and ragdolls her across the ring without effort! Dakota Kai boots Nyla Rose in the stomach and whips her into the ropes. Dakota goes for a pump kick but Nyla catches her underneath her leg and plants her with a T-BONE SUPLEX! Nyla Rose moves out of the way just as Alexa Bliss flies off the top rope... TWISTED BLISS ON DAKOTA KAI! Alexa covers! ONE! TWO! THR-- JINNY BREAKS THE PIN!

[ Nigel McGuinness ] It's such an odd dynamic, Jinny and the Twinstar championship. She hates the title, she hates her partner, she doesn't want the belt at all... but she also doesn't want t' lose!

[ Tony Schiavone ] Who doesn't want a championship!?

[ Nigel McGuinness ] Jinny loves championship gold... but she loves 'erself even more. She wants a title, but she wants a title that belongs to her and her alone. Specifically, the one around Alexa Bliss' waist!

Nyla snatches Jinny off the mat and boots her in the stomach... POWERBOMB ON JINNY... ONTO DAKOTA KAI! Nyla Rose flexes hard and sticks her tongue out, only to turn around into the BAYLEY TO BELLY OUT OF NOWHERE! Nyla goes down hard and rolls to the floor! Alexa attacks Bayley from behind, but Bayley throws an elbow back and hits Alexa in the eye! Alexa and Bayley begin trading forearms! Mike Chioda struggles to get control of the match! The tag format has been completely thrown out the window!

[ Tony Schiavone ] The match has completely broken down!

[ Nigel McGuinness ] Mike Chioda is just gonna have to call it as he sees it. There's no restoring order t' this one!

On the floor, Sasha whips Tam Nakano into the rail! She follows her in... but Tam meets her with a boot to the face! Sasha staggers out and Tam chases after her... BULLDOG ON THE FLOOR! Tam rolls back into the ring and knocks down Alexa and Bayley with a double dropkick! Both women go down and Alexa rolls to the apron. Bayley staggers back to her feet and Tam kicks her head clean off with a ROUNDHOUSE KICK! Bayley goes down and Tam covers! ONE! TWO! THR-- NO! SASHA BREAKS IT WITH A FROG SPLASH FROM THE TOP! Sasha pushes Tam off of Bayley and covers her! ONE! TWO! THR-- NO! MAKI ITOH BREAKS THE PIN WITH A FLYING BIG HEAD! Itoh shoves Sasha off of Tam and covers! ONE! TWO! THR-- NO! BAYLEY COMES ALIVE JUST LONG ENOUGH TO BREAK THE PIN!

[ Tony Schiavone ] Maki Itoh almost pulled it off, if not for Bayley!

[ Nigel McGuinness ] The ring awareness of the Golden Role Models is second to none. They were the Twinstar champions as long as they were for good reason. Bayley and Sasha Banks are world class competitors. As good as Maki Itoh is, she can NOT compete with their level of in-ring experience!

Before Bayley can capitalize, she's pulled out of the ring by Nyla Rose and Alexa Bliss! DOUBLE SUPLEX ON THE FLOOR TO BAYLEY! Alexa and Nyla return to their feet and Sasha Banks flies off the apron, taking them both down with a flying crossbody! The women's champion and her muscle are both down! Inside the ring, Maki Itoh targets Dakota Kai, dragging her into the center of the ring. She hits the ropes... FALLING HEADBUTT ON DAKOTA KAI! Itoh covers! ONE! TWO! DAKOTA KICKS OUT! Itoh pounds herself on the head and points to the corner! The fans cheer loudly! Itoh goes up and prepares to fly! FLYING BIG HEAD-- NO! JINNY GRABS HER ANKLE! Tam Nakano runs around the ring and grabs Jinny by the ankle, pulling her off the apron and throwing her back first into the rail! But Itoh can't capitalize! Dakota runs and leaps... BOOTING ITOH RIGHT IN THE CHIN! Itoh crotches herself on the top turnbuckle and Dakota grabs her by the hair... snapmaring her straight down to the mat! Dakota goes up top and points with finger guns! She pulls the trigger and flies... FLYING DOUBLE STOMP ON MAKI ITOH! She covers! ONE! TWO! THR-- NO! TAM NAKANO BREAKS THE PIN!

[ Tony Schiavone ] This is almost too much to keep track of! Who can blame Mike Chioda for losing control of this one!?

[ Nigel McGuinness ] Maki Itoh and Tam Nakano have each other's backs, one hundred percent. They're refusing to allow anyone to sneak a pin on the other! They're operating at a frantic, anxiety inducing pace!

Tam tees off on Dakota with forearms. Dakota comes back with a PUMP KICK but Tam ducks it and nails Dakota in the mid-section with a dropkick, sending her through the ropes to the floor. Tam only has the ring to herself for a moment before both Golden Role Models hit the ring! Tam turns around into a double clothesline! They pick Tam up and hoist her up... DOUBLE SUPLEX-- NO! MAKI ITOH COMES OUT OF NOWHERE WITH A SPEAR ON BAYLEY! Bayley rolls to the apron and Tam plants Sasha Banks with a STIFF DDT! Itoh goes the top... FLYING BIG HEAD ON SASHA BANKS! Itoh covers! ONE! TWO! THREE!


[ Tony Schiavone ] So much for Jeff Jarrett's blessing earlier tonight!

[ Nigel McGuinness ] The Murder Idols have drawn first blood! The former Twinstar champions have been eliminated!

Alexa Bliss and Nyla Rose immediately hit the ring! Nyla clotheslines Tam in the back of the head, causing her to take a sick somersault bump and land in a seated position... where Alexa Bliss wipes her out with a BASEMENT CROSSBODY! Itoh charges and Alexa with a running dropkick, sending her tumbling onto the apron. Before Itoh can capitalize, Nyla Rose turns her inside out with a LARIAT! She pulls her in... BEAST BOMB! Alexa has recovered on the apron and ascends the turnbuckles from the outside. TWISTED BLISS ON MAKI ITOH! Alexa covers! ONE! TWO! THREE!


[ Tony Schiavone ] Just like that, we're down to two teams!

[ Nigel McGuinness ] Maki Itoh's championship dreams have been dashed, Tony. We're down t' the reigning champions and The Golden Goddess and her quest for even more gold. Who will walk away with the distinction of calling themselves Twinstar champion!?

Dakota Kai and Jinny return to their feet on the floor. Standing side by side, they look up into the ring and then back at each other. There seems to be a moment of understand as they nod at one another. They both go to slide into the ring, but as Dakota clears the ropes, Jinny stops and takes a step back... smiling evilly!

[ Nigel McGuinness ] Jinny just sabotaged her own bloody partner!

[ Tony Schiavone ] She's rotten to the core!

Alexa Bliss and Nyla Rose both descend on Dakota and begin putting the boots to her as Jinny watches from the outside with a huge smile on her face! Alexa plants Dakota with a DDT and Nyla Rose snatches her straight off the mat. She pulls her in for the BEAST BOMB, but before she can hoist her up--

"I! AM! A HERO!"

The fans pop huge as Hyper Misao flies from the top rope out of nowhere and wipes out Alexa Bliss with a flying crossbody! Nyla Rose looks confused, but before she can take action, Dakota sweeps her legs and rolls her over in a jackknife pin! ONE! TWO! THREE!


Dakota rolls off of Nyla Rose with a shocked look on her face! Rose immediately begins pounding on the mat, losing her mind over getting pinned out of nowhere! Alexa Bliss is throwing an outright tantrum as the unmasked Misao backs up the ramp with a huge smile on her face. She points at Alexa and makes the title belt motion around her waist!

[ Tony Schiavone ] Hyper Misao just sent a message to Alexa Bliss, loud and clear!

[ Nigel McGuinness ] Misao has upset Alexa Bliss for certain! The stakes for their upcoming title match are now higher than ever! Can Misao defeat Alexa and win the one championship that has eluded her? Who knows, but she is now living rent free inside the head of one Golden Goddess!

Misao disappears behind the curtain. Moments later, the fuming Goddess storms up the ramp with the SGW Women's World championship belt. Nyla Rose follows her out, shouting excuses for what happened. Inside the ring, Dakota Kai is handed her half of the Twinstar titles. Jinny climbs into the ring and receives her own. Dakota stands up and stands eye to eye with Jinny, then holds up her championship. Jinny looks up at the belt and then down at her own.

[ Tony Schiavone ] Are... are these two coming to an understanding?

[ Nigel McGuinness ] I'm... not certain, Tony. What IS going on here?

Jinny holds up her title and Dakota smiles. Jinny smiles back and then drops the title on the mat and nails Dakota right in the face with the TOUCH OF COUTURE! The fans erupt in boos as Jinny remains in a kneeling position next to the fallen Dakota. Jinny brushes the hair out of her face and stands up. The fans are booing loudly as Jinny climbs out of the ring and begins walking to the back.

[ Tony Schiavone ] Jinny, she's the worst!

[ Nigel McGuinness ] What does this mean for the future of the Twinstar titles?!

In the ring, Dakota slowly comes to and collects both belts, clutching them to her chest. She watches as Jinny disappears behind the curtain, a look of crushing disappointment on her face... that slowly turns to anger.

Time has potentially almost ran out for Solid Gold Wrestling. The main event is next, but we get a wide shot of Edge and Christian watching the show, sitting on a large leather couch. Christian knocks back a vodka soda, swirling the remaining ice cubes in the glass before sitting it back down on the table beside him.

[ Edge ] Well brother, title match is next. This really could be it.

[ Christian Cage ] Yeah.

He sighs.

[ Christian Cage ] SGW’s been on the ropes time after time during the years but always finds a way to pull through, but tonight feels different. Is this how SGW really goes out? Not Tucor. Not SGW KILLS. Not the Taz Memorial Show. Just simply Jeff Jarrett going crazy supervillain and doing it himself?

[ Edge ] I always thought if the Taz Memorial didn’t do it, nothing was killing SGW once and for all.

Looking straight ahead with a defeated look on his face, Edge tries to remain optimistic. He nervously stomps his right foot against the concrete floor.

[ Edge ] Cody’s elite. Let’s just hope he has the match of his life.

[ Christian Cage ] Even if he does, what does SGW look like after this? Will we be trying to run shows having to look over our shoulders every month? Will we be sacrificing our guys to try to keep Jeff at bay, hoping one of them has the silver bullet?

[ Edge ] All questions I don’t have answers to.

A knock is heard at the door. Edge, seemingly perturbed by the interruption, gets up and opens the door to find Paul Heyman, Sting, and Sanshiro Takagi standing behind it.

[ Edge ] Well, can’t say I expected to see you three in the same place at one time.

[ Paul Heyman ] Gentlemen, a moment of your time?

Christian gets up and looks to see who it is. He’s also confused.

[ Christian Cage ] Okay, so, breaking this down - I know Paul Heyman, he owned Action! Wrestling Entertainment for like, five minutes. I know Sting. But I have no idea who this other fella’ is.

Christian gets in Sanshiro Takagi’s face and speaks loudly.


Edge elbows Christian in the ribs and encourages him to stop.

[ Edge ] This is Sanshiro Takagi, the CyberFights owner.

[ Christian Cage ] Oh, cool. Did we unify their World title with ours?

[ Edge ] No.

[ Christian Cage ] Mr. Taco, it is never too late to let someone like me represent your company as World Champion.

[ Edge ] Bro, seriously? Right now?

[ Christian Cage ] What? One more title reign for the road, right?

Edge pushes Christian back behind him and then turns back to the visitors.

[ Edge ] Look, thanks for the visit, but we don’t exactly have time for chit-chat right now, guys.

[ Sting ] We’re not here to talk. We’re here to nudge you in the right direction.

[ Paul Heyman ] Between the three of us, we can be VERY convincing.

[ Sting ] You've got to do something, Edge. If Jeff Jarrett wins tonight, you're the only one that can put a stop to this.

Christian throws his hands out to the side.

[ Christian Cage ] What am I, chopped liver?!

[ Sting ] Best case scenario, Cody beats Jeff and keeps the title away from him. If he doesn’t.. Edge, you can stop whatever he’s going to do.

Edge looks at the three visitors and wags his finger at them while the wheels are spinning in his head. He looks over to Christian.

[ Edge ] Actually, I have a better idea.


It's main event time.

The fans are buzzing with anticipation.

Backstage, we see Jeff Jarrett standing by the Gorilla position, clad in black. He has the LARIAT Underground championship around his waist and the GWF championship over his shoulder. He has a golden guitar resting over the other shoulder. Next to him, Scott Steiner is cracking his knuckles, ready for action. Hook is nearby in a track pants and a hoodie, looking disinterested. Jarrett casually looks around, then turns to Steiner.

[ Jeff Jarrett ] Where the hell is Buff?

Steiner removes his sunglasses and looks around.

[ Scott Steiner ] I ain't seen him in a while. It ain't like him t' just take off.

Steiner puts his shades back on and Jarrett shakes his head.

[ Jeff Jarrett ] This was supposed t' be the Inhumane Society's night to shine. Leave it to that ol' slapnut to throw a money wrench in the plan--

A hand clamps down on Jarrett's shoulder. He turns to see Chris Jericho standing there with a big smile on his face. Behind him, Jake Hager scowls at no one in particular. Steiner steps up, assuming this is an attack. Hook is suddenly engaged, ready to throw down.

[ Chris Jericho ] You guys are lookin' for Buff Bagwell? I saw that jerk-ass walk outta' here with a packed bag hours ago. I guess another big main event was too much for him to handle... but do you know who's absolutely ready for a big main event?

Jarrett and Steiner just stare at him. Jericho clears his throat.

[ Chris Jericho ] Me. It's me. I'm ready for the main event!

[ Scott Steiner ] Is this some kinda' fuckin' joke? You were part o' the damn group that tried t' kill Double J and take over the company! I should be draggin' your ass out back and layin' your fuckin' head open with a brick!

Jericho rolls his eyes and turns his full attention to Jarrett.

[ Chris Jericho ] Look, all o' that is water under the bridge, Double J baby. I was only doin' what I thought you would do in my shoes... and now that my business with Adam Cole is over for good, you got nothin' to worry about! Now, obviously you can't trust these old fogeys like Buff Bagwell and--

He gestures toward Steiner.

[ Chris Jericho ] --so, let me and Jake Hager have your back tonight!

Jarrett appears to think it over. Jericho then turns his gaze toward the title belt on Jarrett's shoulder.

[ Chris Jericho ] All I ask in return, boss man, is after you make Cody Rhodes scream for big fat polka dotted daddy, I get handed the Triple Crown title for one o' those token title reigns. Five seconds, five minutes, whatever, I want my name in that title history, Double J!

Jarrett nods.

[ Jeff Jarrett ] You got it.

[ Scott Steiner ] Seriously!? Fuck this guy, Jeff!

Jarrett raises his hand, silencing Steiner.

[ Jeff Jarrett ] Calm down, Scotty. Ain't never hurt nobody t' have an insurance policy for their insurance policy.

Steiner and Jericho glare at each other and we hear "My World" hit over the speaker. The fans erupt in boos. Jarrett looks at Hook and then looks at Steiner.

[ Jeff Jarrett ] One more time.

Steiner huffs.

[ Scott Steiner ] Yeah... one more fuckin' time.

Jeff Jarrett steps through the curtain and the fans erupt in boos. He stands on the stage and raises the golden guitar in the air. Seconds later, he's followed out by Scott Steiner and Hook, who stand on either side of him. Chris Jericho and Jake Hager are out next. Hager remains behind Steiner and Hook but Jericho pushes his way past them, positioning himself right behind Jarrett. Pyro explodes all across the stage and down the ramp.

[ Tony Schiavone ] It's time for the main event!

[ Nigel McGuinness ] Perhaps the last one in SGW history, Tony.

Jarrett makes his way down to the ring and climbs inside. Steiner, Hook, Jericho, and Hager enter the ring as well. Kayla Braxton stands in her corner with a microphone in her hand. Standing in the middle of the ring, Jarrett raises his guitar in the air and pyro rains down from above the ring. The fans boo even louder.

[ Tony Schiavone ] I've got a bad feeling about all of this, Nigel.

[ Nigel McGuinness ] You very well should. I don't think we're going t' witness anything good tonight once that bell rings. For the last couple of months, Jeff Jarrett has returned to his very worst form... his all-or-nothing self. I don't think it will be impossible for Cody Rhodes to defeat him, but this Jeff Jarrett-- he's more than a "final boss" as some have referenced. He will do literally anything to come out on top before he shuts this whole thing down.

[ Tony Schiavone ] Cody Rhodes talks about putting in work... he'll have to tonight.

From another corner, Aubrey Edwards looks on at Jarrett and his entourage with stoic silence. Eventually, his music cuts and there's silence. It's eerily quiet until the boos begin resonating deep from the heart of the arena. Jarrett looks out at the booing fans and smiles. Finally, a few few seconds, the lights go out. Everyone gasps... seconds pass, and then--


The fans erupt as the light comes back up and the smoke machines go into overdrive! The camera slowly pans over the stage area, obscured by the smoke... when Cody Rhodes rises from beneath the stage with Brandi Rhodes at his side! Cody looks at Brandi and then turns to face the camera, unfastening his robe to reveal the SGW Triple Crown World Championship around his waist!

[ Tony Schiavone ] There he is! The champion-- OUR champion! Cody Rhodes!

[ Nigel McGuinness ] He's the only thing standing between Solid Gold Wrestling and the complete destruction of everything we know and love.

Pyro explodes and they make their way down to the ring. Brandi sits on the middle rope and Cody steps through, entering the ring and keeping his eyes on Jarrett the entire time. Brandi follows him in and applauds as he removes the championship belt from around his waist and holds it over his head. Pyro rains down from above and then erupts form all four turnbuckles as the fans continue cheering wildly.

[ Nigel McGuinness ] Just one month ago, Cody Rhodes ended the longest SGW title reign in history when he defeated Bryan Danielson in North Korea... in the process, he united the world in peace and harmony. Now, he seeks to defend that peace from a man who would tear it all down... all because he can't handle that he helped create something that so many people love-- all because he can't sit on top of it as champion!

[ Tony Schiavone ] I have faith in Cody Rhodes. This can't be how it ends tonight!

Cody's music cuts and he walks to one corner with Brandi, on the opposite side of the ring from Jarrett. The fans are practically jumping out of their seats with excitement. Kayla Braxton raises her microphone and begins to speak.

[ Kayla Braxton ] Ladies and gentlemen, it is now time for the main event of the evening!

Big pop.

[ Kayla Braxton ] And it is for... the SGW TRIPLE CROWN... WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP!

Cody stares across the ring at Jarrett and offers a sly smirk.

[ Kayla Braxton ] In the corner to my right... the CHALLENGER!

Jeff Jarrett steps out of the corner, wearing his black cowboy hat and trench coat. He glares back at Cody, emotionless.

[ Kayla Braxton ] He is a two-time New Era Wrestling World Champion, a former League of Champions World Champion, a former New Era Wrestling United States Champion, a three-time SGW United States Champion, a two-time SGW World Tag Team Champion, the current and reigning four-time Global Wrestling Federation World Champion and five-time LARIAT Underground World Champion, and he is the record holding FIVE-TIME SGW WORLD CHAMPIONNNNNNNNN--

She takes a breath.

[ Kayla Braxton ] --he is a living legend in this business and the self-proclaimed LEGEND KILLER KILLLERRRRR! HE RESIDES IN THE SGW HALL OF FAME AND IS THE WINNER OF THE FIRST-EVER WRESTLEBRAWL MATCH He created and led The Inhumane Society, the Glass Ceiling, and the Golden Rule! He is the The Chosen One, the Man with ALL of the Stroke, the King of the Mountain, the Jesus Christ Superstar, and the SIX-STRING SAMURAI!

He gestures toward Jarrett.


The fans boo loudly and some trash is thrown in the ring. Jarrett raises the guitar and the GWF World Championship in the air. Jericho applauds aggressively behind him. Jarrett then returns to his corner and removes his jacket, revealing his gear as a sleeveless black shirt and black pants. Steiner, Hook, and Hager exit the ring. Jericho remains and converses with Jarrett in the corner. Kayla continues.

[ Kayla Braxton ] And his opponent...

The fans begin cheering before she even begins.

[ Kayla Braxton ] He is a former SGW Elevation Champion, a former SGW World Tag Team Champion, and the one and only World League Championship Wrestling World Champion! He is the current and reigning SGW Triple Crown World Champion... he represents The Brotherhood AND the Nightmare Family--

Cody steps into the center of the ring and holds the championship to his waist, looking down at it.

[ Kayla Braxton ] --he is the SON of the son of a plumber!

He gestures toward Cody and he pats his heart and points up at the sky.


Huge pop.




Cody staggers out from the impact and Jeff Jarrett immediately smashes him over the head with the golden guitar! Cody goes down in a heap! Jericho dives out of the ring and Jarrett covers Cody, demanding that Aubrey Edwards count!

REFEREE: Aubrey Edwards | TIME LIMIT: 60:00

Reluctantly, Aubrey calls for the bell and drops to her knees. Jarrett yells at her to count the pin and she does, though she's visibly not happy about it! ONE! CODY KICKS OUT AT ONE! THE FANS EXPLODE!

[ Tony Schiavone ] HO-LEE SMOKES, HE KICKED OUT!

[ Nigel McGuinness ] I woulda' bet a million bloody dollars that was it, Tony. Thank goodness for the resilience of one Cody Rhodes! I bloody well told you that Jeff Jarrett would do anything t' come out on top, didn't I?!

Jarrett looks pissed as Cody rolls over onto his knees and sits up, bleeding from his hairline. Cody pumps his fists and stands up, shaking with intensity! Brandi Rhodes pounds on the mat on the outside, riling up the fans and getting them behind him! Jarrett nails Cody in the back but Cody no-sells the shot! He turns around and points at Jarrett before drilling him with a big right hand! Jarrett staggers back into the ropes and rebounds with a clothesline... but Cody ducks it and catches Jarrett on the turnaround with a stiff jab! He jabs him again, again, and AGAIN! Jarrett's staggering around on spaghetti legs as Cody FLIPS, FLOPS, AND FLIES! BIONIC ELBOW-- NO! JARRETT KICKS CODY IN THE NUTS RIGHT IN FRONT OF AUBREY! SHE CALLS FOR THE BELL!


Cody falls to his knees and Jarrett snatches his wrist, pulls him back up... AND PLANTS HIM WITH THE STROKE RIGHT IN THE CENTER OF THE RING! The fans are booing loudly as Jarrett calls for a microphone. He receives one from Kayla Braxton at ringside.

[ Jeff Jarrett ] Oh, ya'll think it's gonna go down that easy?! I don't think so!

Jarrett points at himself, smiling evilly.

[ Jeff Jarrett ] This is MY company and just like the lady said durin' the intros... I'm the man with ALL the stroke around here! This match ain't endin' on no disqualification... as a matter o' fact, this match is gonna continue... WITH NO DISQUALIFICATIONS!

The fans boo loudly and Aubrey huffs before calling for the bell to restart the match!


Jarrett immediately covers Cody and Aubrey counts! ONE! TWO! CODY KICKS OUT!

[ Nigel McGuinness ] Cody will not be denied! He's already endured far more than almost anyone else would have and he's not running away or staying down! He's pushing forward, putting in the bloody work!

[ Tony Schiavone ] How far will Jeff Jarrett go to win the championship!?

[ Nigel McGuinness ] He'll go as far as it takes, Tony.

Jarrett mounts Cody and begins punching away at his head, opening the wound up even more. Cody's entire face is covered in blood and his blonde hair is stained red. Jarrett stands up and gestures toward Steiner at ringside. On cue, Steiner reaches under the ring and pulls out another golden guitar! The third one of the evening! He slides it into the ring and Jarrett picks it up, twirling it in his hands with a big smile. He sizes Cody up. Cody slowly gets up to one knee and then stands shakily. He gestures for Jarrett to bring it on! Jarrett swings the guitar and Cody catches it! He boots Jarrett in the stomach and wrenches it from his grasp! Cody teases hitting him with the guitar but discards it and hits Jarrett with a big right hand! Jarrett retaliates with a clothesline but Cody ducks it and snatches his hair from behind! He pulls him in... CROSS RHODES! Cody covers! ONE! TWO! STEINER PULLS AUBREY OUT OF THE RING!

[ Nigel McGuinness ] You've gotta be kidding me!

[ Tony Schiavone ] It's really like Cody has no chance!

Aubrey yells at Steiner and he just turns his back to her. However, while she focuses on Steiner, Jericho and Hager hit the ring and mug Cody, hitting him from behind and putting the boots to him! Jericho and Hager hold Cody up on his knees... so that HOOK can get a shot in! Hook nails Cody right in the jaw with a big right hand! Jarrett recovers in the corner with Steiner checking on him! In a panic, Brandi Rhodes runs to the back!

[ Tony Schiavone ] I think Brandi may be going to find help!

[ Nigel McGuinness ] I don't blame her one bit, Tony. This is already out of hand!

Hook, Jericho, and Hager go to work on the bloodied Cody, pummeling him with boots and clubbing blows. Cody fights back up from all fours and nails Jericho in the gut with a big right hand. He hits Hager, then Hook, and gets back to his feet! Cody punches away at Hager then turns to clothesline Hook over the top rope to the floor! Jericho charges at Cody but Cody ducks a clothesline and hits the ropes... DISASTER KICK ON JERICHO! Cody pounds his chest and shouts "LET'S FUCKIN' GOOOOO--" but Hager cuts him off with a forearm to the back! Cody staggers forward into the ropes and Hager advances on him... only for Cody to snatch his pants and pulls him through the ropes, causing him to crash and burn on the floor! Jarrett returns to his feet and finds the discarded guitar! Steiner shouts at Jarrett to "finish this shit!"

[ Tony Schiavone ] This could be it! Jeff Jarrett's going to hit him with another guitar!

[ Nigel McGuinness ] Look at Cody... the man is beaten and bloodied beyond recognition. He has to make his comeback and end this thing while Jarrett's goons are down. It's now or never!

Jarrett swings the guitar but Cody ducks it! He executes a go-behind and sets Jarrett up for ANOTHER CROSS RHODES... but Scott Steiner nails him from behind! Jarrett falls to his knees and rolls to the apron as Steiner goes to work, mounting Cody and raining down punches! Jericho, Hager, and Hook slide back into the ring. Hook helps Jarrett back to his feet.

[ Tony Schiavone ] Oh no... oh no, Nigel. Is this it? Is this how it ends?!

[ Nigel McGuinness ] Things are... not looking good for the champion, Tony.

We quickly cut backstage.

We hear Brandi Rhodes screaming as soon as we get backstage. Dustin Rhodes and Stephen Amell are seen fighting off... THE HARRIS BROTHERS AND GENE SNITSKY! The fans erupt in boos! The Harris Brothers beat down Dustin and pummel him on the ground. Snitsky ragdolls Stephen Amell with a bearhug and then drops him on the floor!

[ Nigel McGuinness ] This is ridiculous. So much for evening the odds!

[ Tony Schiavone ] I'm heartbroken that this is how it's all gonna end, Nigel.

[ Nigel McGuinness ] Well, who the bloody hell knew that Jeff Jarrett was gonna recruit every goon that's ever worked for him, huh? Snitsky and the Harris Brothers were key players in Jarrett's Golden Rule but they haven't competed in SGW in ages! Last I heard, Gene Snitsky was dead!

Brandi tries to pull one of the Harris Brothers off of Dustin and he shoves her away... into the arms of Snitsky! Snitsky stands over her and just as it looks like he may lay hands on her... BANG! DIAMOND CUTTER OUT OF NOWHERE! SNITSKY GOES DOWN! Diamond Dallas Page ducks a clothesline from Ron Harris and nails him with a right hand... but he's clubbed from behind by Don Harris! Dustin Rhodes rises from the floor, bleeding hard from a gash over his eye! He whips Don Harris around and punches him! DDP and Dustin nail Don Harris with rapid fire punches, then turn their attention to Ron Harris!

[ Tony Schiavone ] The tide is turning! The tide is turning!

[ Nigel McGuinness ] Cody just has to hold out a little bit longer!

BAM! Dustin gets cut off by... ROB CONWAY! Conway and the Harris Brothers go to work, taking Dustin and DDP down while Snitsky lays still on the floor. H-BOMB ON THE CONCRETE ON DDP! Rob Conway restrains Brandi, not letting her get involved as the Harris Brothers prepare to do the same to Dustin, but just as they hoist him up... ALEX SHELLEY AND VINCE RUSSO RUN INTO THE SHOT! Russo hits Ron Harris in the back with a baseball bat! Shelley boots Don Harris in the stomach and then superkicks him right in the chin! Rob Conway immediately drops Brandi and runs off!

[ Nigel McGuinness ] Rob Conway is tucking his tail and running!

[ Tony Schiavone ] God bless Alex Shelley and Vince Russo!

[ Nigel McGuinness ] I never thought I'd hear someone "God bless" Vince Russo, but here we are!

Pouring blood, Dustin gestures toward the ringside area.

[ Dustin Rhodes ] You... you gotta help him.

Shelley turns to toward the curtain and nods.

[ Alex Shelley ] I got this. Ru?

He turns to look at Russo. Russo offers his bat to Shelley.

[ Vince Russo ] This is where I get off. Me 'n, Double J... we got history.

Shelley nods, understanding. Brandi, supporting Dustin's bleeding head as best she can, shouts at Shelley.

[ Brandi Rhodes ] GO!

[ Vince Russo ] Be careful, kid.

[ ??? ] Careful? I don't know the meanin' o' the word--

Eddie Kingston walks into the shot and cracks his neck.

[ Eddie Kingston ] --but I got'cho back, potna'.

Shelley nods.

[ ??? ] Me, too.

The camera pans over to reveal Adam Cole!

[ Adam Cole ] Me and Jeff Jarrett have unfinished business.

[ Alex Shelley ] You sure you wanna re-open that can of worms?

[ Adam Cole ] Hell no, but what other choice do we have?

[ Alex Shelley ] Right on.

[ Eddie Kingston ] If ya'll two are done suckin' each other's dicks, let's go 'fore they kill this mother fucker!

[ Brandi Rhodes ] Seriously! GO!

They turn and blast through the curtain!

The fans pop huge as Alex Shelley, Adam Cole, and Eddie Kingston emerge from the back and hit the ring! Steiner and Kingston immediately tie up and begin throwing hands like men possessed! Alex Shelley nails Chris Jericho in the gut with the baseball bat, sending him tumbling through the ropes to the floor! Hager snatches the bat and grabs Shelley, taking him down with a double leg takedown! Hager and Shelley fight on the mat! Adam Cole and Hook trade punches and fight through the ropes, tumbling to the floor and continuing to brawl around the ring!

[ Tony Schiavone ] The cavalry has arrived!

[ Nigel McGuinness ] We may actually get a fair fight out of this yet!

Cole whips Hook into the steps and follows him in, kneeing him right in the face! Steiner and Kingston get down and dirty, cursing and throwing chairs at ringside! Shelley and Hager fight out of the ring and Shelley whips Hager into the guardrail before clotheslining him over it and into the front row! Jarrett gets Cody back to his feet and plants him with THE STROKE! He covers! ONE! TWO! THR-- CODY GETS A SHOULDER UP! Chris Jericho slides back into the ring and begins sizing Cody up for the Judas Effect when--


The fans don't know what to think as Buff Bagwell emerges from the back with a black eye sustained from Chris Jericho earlier in the night! He staggers down the ramp and climbs onto the apron. He points at Cody and drags his thumb across his throat! Jarrett nods and tells Buff to go up top! Buff climbs and stands on the top rope! Cody slowly gets back to his feet and Buff flies... NAILING THE SLOPPIEST, SHITTIEST BLOCKBUSTER EVER-- ON CHRIS JERICHO!

[ Tony Schiavone ] WHAAAAAAAAAT!?


Jeff Jarrett flips out and grabs his guitar! He yells at Buff for attacking Jericho! Buff points at his black eye and tries to explain that Jericho attacked him earlier tonight... and-- BAM! JARRETT NAILS BUFF WITH THE GUITAR! Buff goes down in a heap! Cody immediately leaps to action! CROSS RHODES ON JARRETT! He hangs onto it! ANOTHER CROSS RHODES ON JARRETT! He hangs on! A THIRD CROSS RHODES ON JARRETT!

[ Tony Schiavone ] THIS IS IT! THIS IS ITTTTTTT!





Masters and Kennedy go to work on Cody in the ring as Steiner finally overcomes Kingston, nailing him with a BELLY TO BELLY SUPLEX THROUGH THE ANNOUNCE TABLE!

[ Nigel McGuinness ] Dammit, Scott! Are you insane!? WE WERE PARTNERS!

[ Tony Schiavone ] WE WERE FRIENDS, SCOTT!

Steiner grabs a handful of Tony's shirt and shoves him down!

[ Tony Schiavone ] WHY!?

Shelley tries to suplex Hager back into the ringside area, but Hager hangs onto the rail and suplexes Shelley into the crowd, then snatches up a chair and hits him across the back with it! Hager climbs back over the rail and charges, nailing Adam Cole in the back! Cole staggers forward and Hook plants him with a T-BONE SUPLEX ON THE FLOOR!

[ Tony Schiavone ] Here comes Brandi Rhodes!

[ Nigel McGuinness ] Now is not the time, Brandi! Please!

She slides into the ring and is immediately snatched by Chris Masters! He keeps her restrained as Hook, Steiner, and Hager converge on the ring. From the back, the Harris Brothers and Gene Snitsky emerge, worse for wear after the fight backstage.

[ Tony Schiavone ] What is going on!? This can't all be necessary!

[ Nigel McGuinness ] It's the end of the line, Tony. It's all over.

Alex Shelley climbs over the rail and slides back into the ring. He immediately ducks a clothesline from Ken Kennedy, then catches him with a superkick on the turnaround! Hook clips Shelley's knee and he goes down! The Harris Brothers each grab Shelley by an arm. Shelley struggles against them, pleading with his friend Ron... but they don't listen! H-BOMB ON ALEX SHELLEY! Before they can continue the beating, Vince Russo charges out from the back to a big pop and slides into the ring! He covers Alex Shelley and extends his hand, trying to hold off the attackers. Snitsky helps Jeff Jarrett to his feet and Russo looks up at him, pleading with his eyes. But Jarrett comes alive and yanks Russo to his feet... STROKE ON VINCE RUSSO!

[ Nigel McGuinness ] Son of a bitch! That's enough!

[ Tony Schiavone ] This is going too far!

[ Nigel McGuinness ] It went too far long ago, Tony! It needs to END now!

Cody Rhodes struggles back up to his knees, surrounded by Jarrett and all of his minions. His entire upper body is dripping with blood. Steiner provides Jarrett with ANOTHER golden guitar from underneath the ring. Cody looks up at Jarrett and spits in his direction, then raises two middle fingers-- BAM! GUITAR SHOT! Cody goes down and Jarrett drags him around the ring with the guitar around his neck! He releases the guitar and lets Cody fall to the mat. Jarrett covers Cody but there's no referee!

[ Tony Schiavone ] Aubrey Edwards is still out!

[ Nigel McGuinness ] Just let it end, for god's sake!

Masters drags Brandi Rhodes over as Snitsky rips off Aubrey's referee shirt! Snitsky pulls the shirt over Brandi's head and makes her wear it! The fans are booing loudly. Brandi flips off Jarrett and refuses to count!

[ Tony Schiavone ] That's right! Don't do it, Brandi!

[ Nigel McGuinness ] It might be in her best interest to do it just so this doesn't escalate any further!

She continues to refuse until... Rob Conway emerges from the back, dragging Dustin Rhodes behind him! Conway pulls Dustin to the edge of the stage and threatens to throw him off! The bloodied Dustin is too far gone to fight back! Brandi looks on with tears in her eyes as Chris Masters flexes and shouts "DO IT! DO ITTTTTTT!" and then throws her down in front of Jarrett! Reluctantly... she counts! ONE! TWO! THREE!


The fans erupt in boos. Literal garbage rains down on the ring.

[ Nigel McGuinness ] Mercifully, it's over.

[ Tony Schiavone ] I can't believe this. I knew it had potential to be bad... but I never imagined this! For the sixth time, by hook or by crook, Jeff Jarrett is the SGW world champion!

And then Rob Conway throws Dustin off the stage anyway! He crashes through two tables below and doesn't move! Conway laughs. Inside the ring, Brandi rolls Cody to the apron and helps him out of the ring. They escape up the ramp and as they reach the curtain, Cody turns and defiantly raises one middle finger!

[ Nigel McGuinness ] The unbreakable spirit of Cody Rhodes, everyone.

[ Tony Schiavone ] Thank you, Cody... for everything you've done for SGW!

Chris Jericho presents Jeff Jarrett with the Triple Crown championship. Security helps Vince Russo and Alex Shelley from the ring, getting them to safety in the backstage area. Adam Cole and Eddie Kingston are helped to the back as well. Jarrett holds the championship over his head... and tortillas begin to fall from above, raining down on the booing fans! Seconds later, a mariachi with a guitar leads a donkey down to ringside!

[ Nigel McGuinness ] And this is how it ends.

[ Tony Schiavone ] What's a donkey doing here?!

The mariachi hitches the donkey to the ring apron and then climbs inside the ring with his guitar. Masters, Kennedy, Snitsky, and Hager hoist Jarrett onto their shoulders as six druids in gold cloaks bring out a shiny golden casket with the SGW logo on it. The druids enter the ring with the casket and then stand idly by as Jarrett is set down and handed a microphone. Jarrett's music cuts and he looks out at the fans with a big smile on his face.

[ Nigel McGuinness ] Just shut it down and end it already.

Garbage continues to fly into the ring as Jarrett speaks.

[ Jeff Jarrett ] Well, I hate t' say I told ya' so!

The boos get even louder. Jarrett holds up the championship belt.

[ Jeff Jarrett ] BUT I TOLD YA' SO!

The fans are on the verge of rioting.

[ Jeff Jarrett ] And as much I'd like t' stand here and gloat... I'm ready t' slam the door on this dog 'n pony show and get on with the rest o' my life... so let's pass this title around 'til it's stripped of every last bit o' credibility it's ever had until it's nothin' but a Triple Crown piece o' shit! Where's Jericho at!?

The fans boo as Jericho emerges with his hands extended. He's smiling as Jarrett's about to make him the new SGW Triple Crown World Champion... but just as Jarrett's about to put it in his hands--


The fans explode as "Metalingus" hits! Edge charges out from behind the curtain and immediately punches Rob Conway down with a big right hand! Conway rolls all the way down to the ring and stops at the apron! Edge looks furious! Christian Cage follows him out with a microphone in his hand. Edge is glaring down at the ring with wide eyes. Christian holds the microphone out and Edge takes it from him.

[ Edge ] Don't you fucking DARE, Jeff.

The fans cheer loudly. Edge looks around at the screaming crowd.

[ Edge ] This isn't how it ends.

He points down the ramp at Jarrett.


Jarrett smiles and raises his microphone.

[ Jeff Jarrett ] Who do you think you are, Edge? There ain't no stoppin' this.

[ Edge ] Is that what you think? All of this goes down just because you say so? I don't think so, and I'm not the only one. See, you've made a lot of enemies over the years, Jeff... there's a lot of people that wanna see you go down. For example, Paul Heyman and Sanshiro Takagi dropped by tonight to offer their support in stopping you from shutting down SGW tonight... not just because they respect this company--

Edge shouts.


Huge pop.

[ Edge ] The fact of the matter is this... SGW doesn't have to die tonight. After what Cody Rhodes did in North Korea, the ban on Solid Gold Wrestling in the United States has been lifted... and Syndicate Sports, the company that Solid Gold Wrestling used to springboard themselves to the top of the business back in 1999, is making a play. They wanna buy SGW and take it forward... into the future!

Jarrett looks confused. Sting emerges from the back and stands next to Edge and Christian.

[ Edge ] Sting is here on behalf of Syndicate Sports... and we've been discussing numbers. But no matter what number we land on, there's one thing all three of us agree on--

Dramatic pause.

[ Edge ] --Jeff Jarrett has to go!

The fans cheer loudly. Jarrett smirks.

[ Jeff Jarrett ] You can talk all the numbers your ass wants, Edge. The fact o' the matter is that I own this company, I have the world title, and SGW don't go nowhere without my say-so! What have ya' gotta say about that, Rated R Slapass!?

Edge smiles ear to ear.

[ Edge ] I have something you want.

The fans begin buzzing with anticipation.

[ Edge ] Takagi and Heyman came bearing gifts. They gave me the CyberFights and Action! Wrestling Entertainment World Championship belts... they wanted me to challenge you to a unification match because they knew you couldn't turn down the chance to unify even more titles or have the opportunity to do to me what you did to Cody Rhodes tonight. Because let's face it... beating me is something you've NEVER been able to do!

Jarrett looks around at the cheering fans.

[ Edge ] They were hoping the chance to run Edge versus Jeff Jarrett would buy them some extra time to finalize a deal and buy Solid Gold Wrestling... but I knew you wouldn't let that happen, even if you did agree to the match. And you would have... because you're a greedy son of a bitch. But...

He holds up one finger.

[ Edge ] --BUT!

Christian smiles and pats Edge on the shoulder.

[ Edge ] As much as I'd love to beat you and become a three-time SGW World Champion... that's just not who I am anymore. So, I came up with an even better idea.

Jarrett raises an eyebrow, confused. Suddenly, the fans pop huge as the mariachi removes his mustache and takes his sombrero off, revealing "STONE COLD" STEVE AUSTIN! He removes his bedazzled jacket to reveal a Seven Star Pro t-shirt! Jarrett slowly turns around and Austin immediately busts him over the head with his guitar! The fans pop huge as Jarrett goes down in a heap!

[ Tony Schiavone ] IT'S STEEEEEEEEEEEVE!

[ Nigel McGuinness ] STONE COLD IS BLOODY 'ERE!

Kennedy charges at Austin! Austin ducks a clothesline and catches Kennedy on the turnaround.. STUNNER! STUNNER! STUNNER ON KEN KENNEDY! Masters and Steiner jump on Austin, cutting him off... but just as they gain the advantage, the gold druids disrobe! IT'S SANSHIRO TAKAGI, BRET HART, RIC FLAIR, CHAVO GUERRERO, LANCE STORM, AND VAL VENIS! Takagi immediately clotheslines Hager out of the ring! Chavo Guerrero pairs off with Chris Jericho! Bret Hart and Ric Flair send Scott Steiner to the floor with a double clothesline! Lance Storm nails Chris Masters with a SUPER KICK, sending him to the floor. Hook backs up toward the gold casket... and the casket swings open to reveal a man in a Scream mask!

[ Tony Schiavone ] It's Daniel Dae-Kim!

[ Nigel McGuinness ] Impossible! He was eaten by a bloody tiger!

The man steps out of the casket and rips off his mask and black cloak to reveal DWAYNE "THE ROCK" JOHNSON IN A LEGACY PRO T-SHIRT! Hook slowly turns around... ROCK BOTTOM ON HOOK!

[ Tony Schiavone ] IT'S THE ROCK!

[ Nigel McGuinness ] Impossible! He was murdered by bloody Daniel Dae-Kim!

Hook rolls to the floor!


[ Nigel McGuinness ] Jeff Jarrett is getting a taste of his own medicine!

Val Venis handles both Harris Brothers, peppering them with punches before clotheslining Ron to the floor! Don swings at him with a big right hand but Venis ducks it and catches him... BLUE THUNDER BOMB ON DON HARRIS! Chavo sends Jericho to the floor! Jeff Jarrett is alone, unconscious in the middle of the ring with Sanshiro Takagi, Steve Austin, Bret Hart, Val Venis, Chavo Guerrero, Bret Hart, The Rock, and Lance Storm! On the stage, Edge, Christian, and Sting are joined by Alex Shelley, Adam Cole, and Eddie Kingston. The fans are going wild as Edge raises the microphone once again.

[ Edge ] Oh, and Jeff... one more thing--


The fans explode as Dolph Ziggler walks out onto the stage in his gear... with the CyberFights World Championship in one hand, the Action! Wrestling Entertainment Championship around his waist... AND HIS GOLD TICKET IN THE OTHER HAND! He looks down at the ticket, then up at Edge... then hands it over! The fans are losing their minds as Dolph charges down to ringside with Mike Chioda trailing behind! Ziggler slides under the bottom rope, tosses the titles to the side, and begins sizing up Jarrett! Chioda calls for the bell to begin the match!

REFEREE: Mike Chioda | TIME LIMIT: 60:00

Jarrett slowly stands with the frame of the guitar still around his neck. Ziggler charges... ZIG-ZAG! ZIG-ZAG! ZIG-ZAG ON JEFF JARRETT! Ziggler covers! ONE! TWO! THREE!


The fans blow the roof off the arena!

[ Tony Schiavone ] DOLPH ZIGGLER... HAS DONE IT!

[ Nigel McGuinness ] We have a new SGW Triple Crown World Champion and his name is Dolph Ziggler!

Ziggler springs back to his feet and Mike Chioda hands him the championship belt! He holds it over his head as Edge, Christian, Sting, Shelley, Kingston, and Cole make their way down to the ring. Chavo, Takagi, Venis, and Storm hoist Ziggler on their shoulders and parade him around the ring. Hook and Steiner pull Jarrett out of the ring and take him up to the stage. Jarrett gets his hands on a microphone on the stage, cutting the celebration off early.

[ Jeff Jarrett ] Hey! Turn his damn music off!

Ziggler's music cuts.

[ Jeff Jarrett ] Congratulations, Edge! Dolph! Ya'll played ol' Double J... but that don't mean a damn thing! I'm still shuttin' this thing down and there ain't a damn thing ya'll can do about it!

Dolph Ziggler is set back down in the middle of the ring. He looks down at the title and smirks before making a jerk and throw motion toward Jarrett. Edge grabs a microphone.

[ Edge ] I don't think so, Jeff.

Jeff smiles, confused, before mouthing "oh really?"

[ Edge ] You're not shutting down SGW like this. The whole reason you brought it back to begin with is so you could shut it down while you were on top! You couldn't do it at SGW Forever and you're not doing it tonight! Do you wanna know how I know that, Jeff? Because if you shut the company down right now, no one will remember you as the big bad scary Six-String Samurai! Oh no! They'll remember you as the PETTY LITTLE BITCH who ran away when he couldn't get his way!

Jarrett looks pissed.

[ Edge ] So here's what's gonna happen... I'm gonna challenge you to ONE MORE MATCH... ON ONE MORE SHOW!

Jarrett shakes his head.


The fans explode.

[ Edge ] If you win... SGW is yours and you can do whatever you wanna do with it. You get your win over me and you get to shut the company down on top. If I win... all the rights to SGW are turned over to Syndicate Sports and they move forward however they want... without you!

Jarrett looks down for a moment, scratching his chin nervously. Finally, he raises the microphone.

[ Jeff Jarrett ] You got it.

The fans cheer loudly.

[ Jeff Jarrett ] But I'll tell you what... Edge versus Jeff Jarrett for all the marbles, that's a hell of a match. That ain't a match that can take place on just any show so if we're havin' one more match on one more show... then I reckon that show's gotta be WRESTLEBRAWL IV!

Edge smiles. Christian pats him on the back.

[ Edge ] I like it. I like it a lot... but if we're having one more match at WrestlBrawl IV... I'm not gonna let you do to me what you did to Cody tonight. It's gonna be one on one... INSIDE A STEEL CAGE! BUT NOT JUST ONE CAGE! OH NO! THREE CAGES! WE'RE GONNA HAVE A TRIPLE CAGE MATCH!

The fans are absolutely losing their shit. Jarrett looks around at his guys, furious. They all look concerned for him. Jarrett shakes his head and speaks through gritted teeth.

[ Jeff Jarrett ] Fine. Let's do this damn thing.

Edge nods. Ric Flair lets out a loud "WOOOO!"

[ Jeff Jarrett ] Oh, yeah. I almost forgot... if we're having WrestleBrawl IV, that means we gotta have a WrestleBrawl match... and since I'm the owner of this whole operation 'til I ain't no more, I say Dolph Ziggler is gonna DEFEND THAT CHAMPIONSHIP HE JUST STOLE FROM MY ASS... AGAINST TWENTY-NINE MEN IN THE WRESTLEBRAWL MATCH!

Ziggler shakes his head, pissed.

[ Tony Schiavone ] OH MY GOODNESS!

[ Nigel McGuinness ] That's Jeff Jarrett twisting the knife on the way out! The SGW World Championship hasn't been on the line in a WrestleBrawl match since the original!

Ziggler looks down at his title.

[ Jeff Jarrett ] And one more thing--

Jarrett smiles.


Jarrett throws down the microphone and storms through the curtain. Hook, Steiner, Conway, Snitsky, the Harris Brothers, Jericho, and Hager follow him. Inside the ring, Ziggler's demeanor has totally changed. He looks pissed at Edge for getting him involved in this.

[ Nigel McGuinness ] WrestleBrawl IV... Jarrett versus Edge... one more time for all time. We live t' fight another day, Tony.

[ Tony Schiavone ] Indeed, we do! Edge versus Jeff Jarrett for ownership of the company and Dolph Ziggler defending the Triple Crown in the WrestleBrawl match! I don't even know what the rest of the card is, but this already sounds like one of the biggest WrestleBrawls ever!

[ Nigel McGuinness ] One thing is for sure... the stakes have literally never been higher!

[ Tony Schiavone ] Wow! Well, I guess that's that! Good night from Mexico City and we'll see you at WrestleBrawl IV!

We fade out on a shot of Ziggler with the title.

End transmission.