bulbs go off.
] --the brand new SGW Women's World Championship!
DATE: 12/31/2022 | SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH | VIVINT ARENA
COMMENTATORS: Excalibur & Pat McAfee
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calm and normal as possible in the backstage area of the arena. The
fans are buzzing from Sting’s announcement of a newly-designed
Women’s Championship belt for tonight’s main event, but the buzzing
of anticipation quickly turns to boos.
REFEREE: Rick Knox | TIME LIMIT - 30:00
a lot of commotion in the ring as all six men – well, eleven PEOPLE
is a fairer assessment, as Ryan Nemeth, Peter Avalon, Kurt Angle,
Angie Mysterio and an already teary-eyed Aaliyah Mysterio are ALL at
ringside – in this huge Number One Contendership to the SGW Tag Team
Title ladder match are throwing bombs back and forth and knocking
one another to and fro.
[ Excalibur ] This has…TOO MANY combustible elements!
[ Pat McAfee ] I love it, baby! Let’s blow it THA F UP!
Otis uses his size to throw everyone out of the way before coming face to face with J.D. Drake! Both men begin slapping one another in the face and chest over and over! Neither man is willing to surrender! Suddenly Chad Gable leaps onto Drake’s shoulder! From the other side of the ring – here comes Rey Mysterio! The masked man flies and lands on Otis’s shoulders! There’s a chicken fight going on and all of a sudden, Cezar Bononi and Roman Reigns come out of nowhere, fighting between the pair and up, onto the ropes for some reason!
[ Excalibur ] Roman and Bononi, of all people, are climbing the ropes!
[ Pat McAfee ] Good on ‘em! I can do it, so can they!
With Roman and Bononi tumbling off the ropes, both men reach and connect with one another – but mainly with the chicken-stacked men! Rey grabs Bononi and Gable grabs Roman – and away they go! The entire mass of humanity falls to the mat – SUPER STACKERPLEX!
[ Excalibur ] WHOA MERCY, TOTALLY WILD STACKERPLEX!
[ Pat McAfee ] I’ve never in all my life seen such a crazy maneuver!
[ Excalibur ] Wait, you’ve been a wrestling fan for years, though?
[ Pat McAfee ] Haha! Choice!
Before long, Nemeth and Avalon slide a ladder into the ring! They’re struggling, setting up the ladder themselves amidst the chaos – here comes Kurt Angle! – WHAM! SUPERKICK FROM Nemeth! He looks a whole lot like his brother by laying out Angle! Here they go! Avalon up one side of the ladder, Nemeth up the other – here comes Otis! Avalon leaps off with a cross body, but Otis catches him – and slams him into the ladder! Nemeth rolls upon impact out of the ring and lands at Angie Mysterio’s feet!
[ Excalibur ] Ryan Nemeth put it all on the line – so did Avalon!
[ Pat McAfee ] Yeah, well…so much for that!
Meanwhile, on the floor, Peter Avalon begins setting up two tables, side by side on the floor! He snarls and rubs his hands together like a cartoon villain as Aaliyah Mysterio cries. Roman Reigns quickly interjects and knocks Otis into the fray, out of the mix! Kurt Angle is up – GERMAN ON REIGNS! Up comes Bononi – but CHAD GABLE’S ALIVE! GERMAN BY GABLE ON BONONI! Mysterio darts over, but Angle deadstop ducks and catches him with a GERMAN SUPLEX! IT’S A BONAFIDE SUPLEX FESTIVAL!
[ Excalibur ] GERMAN!
[ Pat McAfee ] GERMAN SUPLEX!
[ Excalibur ] Kurt Angle and Chad Gable are truly like clones of one another!
[ Pat McAfee ] Yeah, you’d think somebody would have done THOSE TWO in some kinda angle like that, right?
[ Excalibur ] Kayfabe, partner!
[ Pat McAfee ] Who’s that, some rat?
WHAMMO! Superman Punch! Roman knocks Gable completely out of the ring! Roman huffs and sets up the ladder, then demands for Rey to climb up – but Mysterio notices an approaching Otis and dives over the ropes, knocking him back to the floor! Incredible maneuver! Roman rolls his eyes and starts climbing the ladder himself, but stumbling, looks around and screams aloud:
[ Roman Reigns ] WHERE THE FUCK IS ANGIE?!
Before long, Angie scoots, uncoordinated, into the ring and glares at Roman. He points at the ladder, yelling for Angie to acknowledge him! On the floor, Aaliyah cries uncontrollably. What else is new?
[ Excalibur ] Hold on…
[ Pat McAfee ] …this is kinda familiar…
Angie scowls and holds the ladder as Roman spits down at Aaliyah! The fans all boo in shock and Angie’s eyes go red – oh my! Angie releases the ladder as Roman steps – and there he goes! Roman tumbles, falling further and further, NEARLY OVER THE ROPES! – BUT THROATS HARD ON THE TOP ROPE! Roman falls to the floor, immediately out of commission!
[ Excalibur ] Roman Reigns is a bit choked up! What a disgusting landing and a very bizarre bit of tribute in this car-crash of a match!
[ Pat McAfee ] RIP EDDIE! U R N HEAVEN!
Rey escorts Angie from the ring as his daughter Aaliyah trembles, tears streaking down her face. Quickly, the masked man lifts a new ladder and begins climbing, darting practically up each step before he reaches the top! Before you know it, though, Cesar Bononi is climbing behind him – same side! – and Rey thinks quickly, leaping down and reverse rana-ing Bononi off the ladder! HUGE POP FROM THE FANS!
[ Excalibur ] AMAZING! Rey Mysterio does not want Los Bloodline to lose tonight!
Mysterio, pumped up by the fans, climbs again, step by step, and reaches the top – but Chad Gable is there and meets him! The two men begin slugging it out – and lose control! Gable soars – and crotches himself on the top! Unfortunately, Rey’s landing is far more vicious – he goes back first into the ladder Reigns fell from, breaking it on one side and leaving rough, jagged metal edges everywhere to break around his body!
[ Excalibur ] Absolutely vicious landing! Rey Mysterio has been broken absolutely in half!
[ Pat McAfee ] Puttin’ it all on the line! He got that dawg in him! Like a chihuahua!
[ Excalibur ] I’m not joking! Mysterio is badly hurt!
As the ring clears, J.D. Drake and Otis stable the ladder, on either side, climb, encouraged by the cheers of the fans! A slew of doctors reaches the ring, hoping to assist Mysterio, but atop the ladder, twelve feet in the air – it’s a massive, meaty, man-slapping-man slugfest! Otis BWAPS Drake with a big punch! Drake fires off a headbutt – and Otis is staggered – but shakes it off! Drake pushes further, but Otis catches him and headbutts him back! Drake is dazed and Otis tries to shove him back – but Drake claws at his nose! Otis cries out and Drake quickly scrapes his eyes, too! Otis is dazed – and Drake shoves him, all his might – sending Otis tumbling precariously down and through the pair of tables on the floor! What a gross landing!
[ Excalibur ] OTIS JUST GOT WRECKED!
[ Pat McAfee ] See, the joke is funny cause he was in a construction-themed tag team, remember?
Drake shakes off the cobwebs and reaches up – he’s got the contract! The rest of the Wingmen recover and slide into the ring as Drake slowly descends the ladder victoriously.
WINNERS & #1
The bell rings
and Peter Avalon jumps into the air, both feet behind him, almost
like he expects the world to pause like the end of a sitcom episode.
It does not, and he crashes into the mat with a thud. No matter,
though, because Drake lifts him up by his belt and shows him the
contract, absolutely beaming ear-to-ear at his achievement – and the
achievement of the Wingmen as a whole!
informs us the footage reads EARLIER TODAY…
REFEREE: Paul Turner | TIME LIMIT - 30:00
Turner signals for the bell and Miro charges at Austin Theory
and turns him inside out with a vicious lariat! The fans release
an unified “oooh!” at the sound of the impact of Miro’s
monstrous forearm colliding with Theory’s chest. Theory pulls
himself up with the help of the ring ropes as Miro stands over
[ Pat McAfee ] I tell ya’, Excalibur, this guy Miro, he’s got that DAWG in ‘em!
[ Excalibur ] You have a-
[ Pat McAfee ] DAWG! D-A-DUBYA-G! DAWG!
[ Excalibur ] I’m not disagreeing! Jesus!
Miro paintbrushes the back of Theory’s head as he finally gets to his feet. Theory pushes Miro back to create some separation and kicks him in the gut below delivering a stiff forearm. Miro shakes it off and begs him to do it again! Theory obliges, sending in a rapid fire series of forearms and hits the ropes, Rolling Dropkick! Miro staggers back against the ropes and Theory hits another dropkick! Miro collapses back into the corner and Theory pounces with the window of opportunity open. Using all of his might, Theory hoists Miro up to the top turnbuckle and hits a palm strike to stun the Bulgarian Brute.
[ Excalibur ] Austin Theory might shock the world right here!
[ Pat McAfee ] This is gonna’ be some Mike Tyson versus Buster Douglas stuff of epic proportions if so! Make a name for yourself, kid!
Theory takes a few steps back and rushes towards Miro, jumping to the ropes, spring off of them and hitting a SPRINGBOARD SPANISH FLY!
[ Excalibur ] UN-BE-LIE-VABLE!
Theory quickly pins Miro - one.. two.. Kick out! Miro kicks out with force right after Paul Turner’s hand slams the mat for the two count.
[ Pat McAfee ] He’s gotta’ stay on ‘em, Excal. This is as good of a shot as he’s gonna’ get.
[ Excalibur ] Right you are, Pat. This is a golden opportunity to get a debut win over one of the top talents in Solid Gold Wrestling!
Theory anxiously awaits Miro to get to his feet, practically foaming at the mouth for him to do so. Miro pushes himself up and Theory strikes - Rolling Blockbuster! Instead of pinning Miro, Theory takes a moment to start celebrating to the crowd, drawing a chorus of boos in the process.
[ Excalibur ] What is he doing, Pat?!
[ Pat McAfee ] Pardon my espanol, Excalibur, but Austin Theory is el fuckin’ uppo.
[ Excalibur ] That is so egregiously wrong.
Theory turns around and is shocked to see Miro gnashing his teeth in his direction like a rabid animal. A huge side-kick drops Theory to the mat and Miro drops down, burying a knee right into the ribs of Theory. Miro then rears his knee back and pounds it into Theory’s ribs again. He drags Theory up by his hair and hits him with a pump kick that sends Theory into the corner. Miro, relentless in his pursuit, grabs Theory and slings him out of the corner, crashing hard to the mat!
[ Excalibur ] The tide has turned QUICKLY!
Theory staggers back up and Miro hoists Theory up to his shoulders for a big Samoan Drop! He roars in the middle of the ring and the fans give him a mixed response, but respect the violent display that is unfolding in front of their eyes. Miro grabs Theory by the wrist and one after one delivers stiff lariats to him, refusing to let go or let Theory fall to the mat. After the last one, Miro hooks him for a big belly-to-belly suplex and quickly rolls him over and applies GAME OVER! After fighting it for as long as he could, Austin Theory has no choice but to submit in the middle of the ring!
[ Pat McAfee
] There was totally nowhere for this guy to go after
being wrapped up in the gaudy ass arms of Miro.
chair flies by the camera and smashes into a wall, clanging
loudly as the fans in attendance “oooh!”
REFEREE: Mike Chioda | TIME LIMIT - 30:00
Chioda stands in the center of the ring and displays the
Television Championship to the four men, who stand in their
corners, looking ready to go. He hands the championship to Kayla
Braxton and signals for the bell and the match is on.
[ Excalibur ] Pat, certainly this is going to be one the most unpredictable matches of the night. One has to think Samoa Joe is the favorite, but there’s wildcards like Charles Crowley who can snatch the victory without anyone thinking twice!
[ Pat McAfee ] Let’s go Matt Sydal! Dude’s WILD!
Sydal, Nese, and Crowley have the same idea and charge at Samoa Joe, using the numbers to get in as much damage to the largest man in the match as they can. Kicks, stomps, forearms, and stiff rights all connect on Joe, leaving him staggered in the corner. The three men then dump Samoa Joe over the top rope! Matt Sydal runs against the ropes and DIVES OVER THE TOP ONTO JOE! Tony Nese claps his hands and hits the ropes, but Charles Crowley springboards off the ropes in front of him and catches Nese on the way through, hitting a big Cutter! One, two, kick out!
[ Pat McAfee ] The circus guy ‘bout stole that one!
[ Excalibur ] I mentioned the wild card nature of Crowley and he almost ended this incredibly early!
Crowley dumps Nese over the top rope and climbs to the top turnbuckle. Crowley dives and is CAUGHT by Samoa Joe! Joe slings him down in a chair by the corner guardrail and quickly gets a running head start and crushes Crowley with a running kick, bouncing his head off the guardrail! On the other side of the floor, Nese and Sydal are duking it out, with Nese poking Sydal in the eyes and then whipping him into the steel steps - But Sydal leaps over them!
[ Pat McAfee ] Look at this got damn spider monkey!
Sydal spins around and runs towards the steps, springing off of them, and flies towards Nese with a big Shooting Star and connects, sending Nese down to the ground! Seeing his opportunity, Sydal quickly rolls Nese into the ring and hops to the apron. Ascending to the top rope, Sydal dives, SHOOTING STAR PRESS! One, two, BROKEN UP BY SAMOA JOE! Joe picks Sydal up and manhandles him into the corner. Rapid fire jabs to the ribs and an Enziguri drops Sydal to a seated position in the corner. Joe runs his foot across Sydal’s face, hits the ropes and plows through him in the corner!
[ Excalibur ] Samoa Joe is exerting his dominance!
[ Pat McAfee ] Samoa Joe’s a big sumbitch. Let’s see if he has the endurance to outlast these smaller guys.
Samoa Joe turns and sees Tony Nese on the top rope. He dives towards Joe, but Joe simply walks out of the way and allows Nese to hit the mat chest-first, drawing a huge chorus of laughs from the crowd. Joe dusts his hands off and plays to the camera, mouthing “it’s gonna’ be an easy night!”
[ Excalibur ] Samoa Joe feels comfortable, but here’s Charles Crowley!
Crowley dead-legs Joe from behind, sending the big man down to one knee. Crowley faces Joe and kicks him right between the eyes and then buries a knee to his face. Joe pushes him back trying to create some space, but Crowley stays on him, backing Joe into a corner. Crowley runs and hits a big splash in the corner and Joe stumbles out, and Crowley then hits a big dropkick, sending Joe out of the ring! Before Crowley can follow, Sydal rolls Crowley up for a quick two count! Nese grabs Sydal from behind in a Full-Nelson and slams him to the ground! Nese picks Crowley up with a deadlift and hits a Buckle Bomb! Nese quickly goes up top, TRIANGLE MOONSAULT ON CROWLEY! One, two, kick out!
[ Pat McAfee ] Tony Nese looks like the most borin’ ass guy but he can move!
[ Excalibur ] SGW officials are high on his potential, for sure, Pat!
Sydal has hit the top rope and Nese turns, METEORA! One, two, kick out! Sydal waits for Crowley to get up and hits him with a flurry of kicks to the legs and gut, and knocks him down with a spinning heel kick! Sydal goes up top, signaling for the Shooting Star, but here’s Samoa Joe! He rushes to Sydal and slaps him in the face with a palm strike! MUSCLE BUSTER! Joe goes to cover but gets kicked in the face by Crowley!
[ Excalibur ] Charles Crowley has been a thorn in the side of Samoa Joe all match!
Nese hits the ropes and dives over with his hand on the back of Joe’s head for a vicious Hotshot! Joe’s throat bounces off of the rope and he’s stunned. Nese goes up top and Charles Crowley suplexes the big man down. Nese hits the 450 SPLASH on Samoa Joe! But now Nese and Crowley begin arguing with one another about who gets to pin Joe!
[ Pat McAfee ] I’ve made a lot of boneheaded decisions in my day - getting arrested for public urination, retiring from the NFL before I was 30.. But this might trump them all, dude. Somebody, ANY BODY, needs to pin Samoa Joe right NAHHHH!
Nese shoves Crowley, who returns the favor with a shove of his own. Wasting time, the two men begin trading right hands! Nese hits the ropes and dives off but Crowley catches him on his shoulders and hits a big Death Valley Driver! Here’s Sydal! Sydal covers Joe and only gets a one count! Crowley clotheslines Sydal over the top for his troubles!
[ Pat McAfee ] It would figure Matt Sydal would be the only one with a brain.
[ Excalibur ] Have you seen his promos, Pat? Let’s not go that far.
Samoa Joe is back up and looks furious. He grabs Tony Nese and headbutts him between the eyes! Joe flips him to the ground, chops him on the back of the neck, hits the ropes, and kicks Nese so hard in the chest that the thud echoes throughout the arena. The fans release an “uhhhhh!” in union, grossed out by the power of that kick. Crowley leans back in the corner and watches this unfold. Samoa Joe hits the ropes and drops a knee on Nese’s chest and then picks him up. He sits Nese on the top rope, MUSCLE BUSTER! Joe then.. Kicks Nese out of the ring?
[ Excalibur ] It’s safe to say Tony Nese is finished in this match after that onslaught! Why isn’t Joe pinning him?
[ Pat McAfee ] He’s wanting Charles Crowley!
Joe curls his index finger towards himself in Crowley’s direction. Comfortably leaning against the ropes, Crowley leaves them and meets Joe in the center of the ring. Joe slaps Crowley in the face, but Crowley gets a burst of FIGHTING SPIRIT~!! He headbutts Samoa Joe, hits the ropes, SUNSET FLIP! ONE! TWO! THREE! Samoa Joe got pinned by a Sunset Flip and we have a new champion!
[ Pat McAfee
] I know people out there get mad when we cuss, but what
the FUCK was that!
REFEREE: Aubrey Edwards | TIME LIMIT - 30:00
the graphic for the next match fades, we're greeted with a shot
of Konami making her way through the backstage area, ready for
her match. The live crowd cheers as she wrings her hands
together, approaching the Gorilla position.
[ Excalibur ] Here comes The Submission Sniper herself, the leader of the Golden Joshi Squad... KONAMI! In just a moment, she'll be making her entrance and engaging the diabolical Ram Kaicho in our first ever Holiday Street Fight!
[ Pat McAfee ] This is gonna be bad ass, Ex-cal! Ram Kaicho got eliminated by Saki Kashmeousside at Body Count and she retaliated and retaliated HARD, not only by taking Saki out but by interfering in the Body Count match and costing Konami the win, a shot at the championship, and even the main event slot at Holiday Hell! This ain't just a match about wins and losses, this is a REVENGE STORY!
However, before she reaches the curtain to make her entrance-- BAM! Konami goes down to all fours after being hit by Ram Kaicho! The camera pans out to reveal a grinning Kaicho standing over Konami, clutching the remains of a light tube with red tape around it so that it resembles an oversized candy cane! Konami crawls forward on all fours before getting up to one knee but Kaicho tosses the busted tube and boots Konami in the back, sending her sprawling forward on the concrete! The fans boo loudly as Kaicho snatches two handfuls of Konami's hair and drags her past the Gorilla position and through the curtain!
[ Excalibur ] After a shocking jumpstart backstage, we're finally making our way to the ring!
The fans boo as Konami rolls onto the stage with Kaicho in pursuit. Konami rolls up into a kneeling position as Kaicho approaches and nails her with forearm to the mid-section! Kaicho backs up and Konami rises, peppering Kaicho about the chest and head with rapid fire palm strikes! The fans fire up as Konami tees off! Kaicho staggers back and falls into a seated position at the edge of the stage! Konami assumes a martial arts stance and shouts something in Japanese... BUZZSAW KICK-- NO! KAICHO CATCHES HER FOOT! Kaicho slowly stands with wide eyes, aware that that kick would have sent her fifteen feet below. Holding onto Konami's foot, Kaicho maneuvers her away from the edge. She teases a dragon whip but Konami jumps and nails her in the head with an ENZIGURI! Kaicho spins out on impact and falls down, tumbling down the ramp!
[ Pat McAfee ] THERE! SHE! GOES! WOWWWWWW, THAT'S GOTTA HURT! JUST THINKA' THE DAMAGE GOIN' ON TO THE KNEES AND ELBOWS RIGHT NOW!
As Kaicho's tumble comes to a stop at the edge of the ringside area, we get our first look at the ring. There's stockings hanging around the apron, more light tubes taped up to look like candy cane, and three gift boxes. One of the gift boxes is hanging from a pole above one of the corners, another is resting on the announce table in front of Pat McAfee and Excalibur--
[ Pat McAfee ] Hey! Where'd that thing come from!?
[ Excalibur ] Your guess is as good as mine!
--and the third is sitting on the ring steps. There's also a large plush snowman, a large plush teddy bear with a bow around its neck, and a life size animatronic Santa Claus! Konami makes her way down the ramp as Kaicho struggles to one knee, dizzy from her trip to the ringside area. As gets to both feet, Konami collides her with her at full speed, nailing her with rapid fire forearms! Kaicho rakes Konami's eyes and grabs by her gear before throwing her into the ring steps-- NO! Konami reverses it and sends Kaicho hard into the steps! Konami looks around at the fans and begins clapping, getting them behind her before she charges and leaps! DOUBLE KNEES TO KAICHO-- NO! KAICHO MOVES! Konami collides knees first with the steps and inadvertently tackles the gift box, taking it with her! The box opens upon impact and GLASS ORNAMENTS spill across the ringside area!
[ Excalibur ] Oh! Oh, that's not good!
[ Pat McAfee ] YO, I DID NOT REALIZE THIS WAS THAT KINDA' MATCH, PARTNA'! THERE'S 'BOUTA' BE BLOOD, SON!
Some of them shatter beneath her and she sits up with a pained look. She looks down and sees pieces of the broken ornaments sticking in her forearm and thigh! She quickly picks the pieces out of her flesh and tosses them aside but before she can do anything else-- BAM! KAICHO NAILS HER IN THE BACK WITH ANOTHER CANDY CANE LIGHT TUBE! Konami cries out in pain and falls over on her side. Kaicho boots her over onto her back and covers her! ONE! TWO! KONAMI ROLLS HER SHOULDER UP! Enraged, Kaicho stands and grabs a handful of ornaments. With one hand, she yanks up Konami into a seated position and begins grinding the broken ornaments into her forehead! Konami reaches back over her head and hooks Kaicho's mouth with her thumb, pulling her aside and forcing her to release her hold on her! Konami stands and checks her forehead, finding a smattering of blood on her fingers! Kaicho lunges forward and Konami instinctively nails her with a SPARTAN KICK to the chest! Kaicho staggers back into the guardrail! The impact causes her to take a big step forward and Konami sends her head into the third row with a ROUNDHOUSE KICK! Kaicho staggers out and Konami takes her by the hair and tosses her under the bottom rope! Konami follows her into the ring. Kaicho crawls on all fours toward the corner as Konami approaches. Konami snatches the back of Kaicho's tights, only for Kaicho to roll over, grab the front of Konami's tights, and pulls her face first into the middle turnbuckle! Kaicho quickly gets to her feet and plants her foot on the back of Konami's neck. Kaicho then grabs the top rope on either side and slings herself upward... before coming down with DOUBLE KNEES to the back of Konami's head! Konami slumps down and falls into a position where her head is resting on the bottom rope. Kaicho wastes no time in climbing the turnbuckles above Konami and ripping open the gift box hanging above... REVEALING BARBWIRE TINSEL ROPE!
[ Excalibur ] That's certainly an inventive use for tinsel!
[ Pat McAfee ] My mind is BLOWN right now!
Konami sits up and Kaicho approaches from behind, preparing to strangle Konami from behind! Konami gets her hand between the rope and her neck! Kaicho tries her best to force it around Konami's neck but Konami suddenly comes alive, rolls backward, and uses her legs to pull Kaicho down into a pinning predicament! ONE! TWO! THR-- KAICHO KICKS OUT! Both women roll straight back to their feet and then charge at each other! BAM! They exchange forearms! Konami gets the upper hand, nailing Kaicho with a forearm that sends her back into the ropes! Kaicho rebounds and goes for a clothesline but Konami executes a drop toe hold! Kaicho falls across the bottom rope and rolls over onto her back just as Konami charges in... RUNNING SHOOT KICK TO THE FACE! Kaicho flails on impact and rolls over the bottom rope, tumbling to the floor below!
[ Pat McAfee ] That kick! Ram Kaicho just got a free nose job!
Konami follows Kaicho to the floor and sees her crawling toward the animatronic Santa Claus. Konami goes straight to the gift box on the announce table and rips it open, revealing... A RAILROAD SPIKE PAINTED LIKE A CANDY CANE! Konami looks at the weapon and smiles... only to turn around into-- BAM! KAICHO NAILS KONAMI WITH THE SEVERED HEAD OF SANTA CLAUS! Konami goes down and Kaicho mounts her, hitting her in the head a second time with the head before spitting in its face and throwing it aside!
[ Excalibur ] What villainy! She's spat right in the face of jolly Saint Nick!
Kaicho sets her sights on the railroad spike and raises it over her head with both hands! She's going to stab Konami straight through the head with it! She brings it down but Konami catches her wrists at the absolute last second! They struggle over the spike with it only coming an inch away from Konami's eyes before--
[ Pat McAfee ] Hold on, what's going on here!?
The teddy bear suddenly comes alive and removes its own head, revealing MOMO KOHGO! The snowman removes its head and reveals SAKI KASHIMA! The fans are going wild! Kaicho has no idea what's going on until it's too late! BAM! SAKI AND MOMO AVALANCHE KAICHO FROM EITHER SIDE WITH THEIR OVERSIZED MASCOT SUITS! Kaicho drops the railroad spike and falls to the side! Konami rises to her feet and throws the ring apron aside. She reaches underneath and finds an OVERSIZED WREATH! Kaicho stands up on spaghetti legs and Konami slams the wreath down over Kaicho's shoulders... TRAPPING HER! Kaicho looks shocked and Konami throws her under the bottom rope! Konami follows as Kaicho gets up to her feet, arms still trapped by the wreath! She runs in a circle, trying to escape but-- KONAMI CUTS HER OFF WITH A ROUNDHOUSE KICKS TO THE HEAD! Kaicho falls to her knees and looks up at Konami, totally out of it... BUZZSAW KICK! Konami covers and hooks the leg! ONE! TWO! THREE!
cheer loudly as Konami rolls off of Kaicho and Aubrey Edwards
raises her arm in victory. Kaicho rolls to the apron, her arms
still constrained by the wreath.
gingerly limps around the locker room with a towel draped around
his shoulders and stops in front of a defeated Austin Theory.
Theory has his head down and is hunched over, propping himself
up with his forearms resting on his thighs.
REFEREE: Rick Knox| TIME LIMIT - 30:00
While Paul Levesque’s presence at ringside could be predicted
for his charge, “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey, another two women were
also present for this important singles match – Jamie Hayter,
seconding Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D., and Shayna Baszler, pacing
like a jungle cat with a white towel draped over her shoulders
in support of her fellow Four Horsewoman Rousey.
[ Pat McAfee ] Lots of movin’ pahts at ringside, EX-CAL! PLUS – the two big time brawlin’ beauts in the ring right now!
[ Excalibur ] It’s gonna be a brutal match! And here we go!
Ronda and Britt meet in center ring, blow-for-blow, really dishing it out to one another! Baker takes a blow to the jaw and spins left, but she uses a great momentous move and connects with a solebutt to the bread basket! Ronda bends over in pain and Britt whips her into the ropes – big leg lariat! Cover – but only a one count!
[ Excalibur ] Neither woman looks like they’re willing to back down at all!
Ronda trips Britt, but Baker uses her ring awareness to roll free and swing her boot upward, striking Ronda right in the face! Baker covers – but only a one yet again! The fair dentist evaluates the situation, flips off Levesque, and hops to the middle rope, scoring with a flying blockbuster for a two count!
Britt keeps on the offensive, kicking Ronda in the ribs and then, ignoring the stern look her opponent gives, Baker proceeds to spit in Rousey’s face! Ronda is PISSED and chases Baker through the floor – where Jamie Hayter steps into her path! Rick Knox is quick to tell Hayter to “back off, keep it between the women in the mix here!” Hayter seems to agree, and Levesque is shouting for Ronda to focus on what’s at hand! From behind Rousey, here comes Britt Baker with a steel chair!
[ Pat McAfee ] WHAT IN THE HELL?!
BUT SHAYNA BASZLER STOPS THE WEAPON ATTACK! Baszler pulls the chair free and goes nose-to-nose with the Dentist before Knox AGAIN must intervene, demanding that Shayna Baszler steps off and backs away!
[ Excalibur ] Britt Baker is REALLY going to step up in the face of two of the Four Horsewomen?!
[ Pat McAfee ] Wait a minute, are you referencin’ a group where the otha’ two member are called MMA Slugs right now?!
[ Excalibur ] That’s unnecessary, Pat, and beyond that, I don’t even think that joke is SGW canon! That’s just pointless in-joking and gesturing for three people!
[ Pat McAfee ] Yeah, well, I’m not sure any more than three people will catch this exchange anyway!
Britt turns and BLASTS Ronda in the face with a forearm and rolls her under the ropes, quickly following her onto the top rope and leaping – diving headbutt! And scores! Baker holds her head and makes the cover – one! Two! Thre—no! Ronda kicks out at the last second, but as she does, the weight shifts and Rousey’s looking for a crossface! Baker squirms, looking to make it to the ropes, but cannot – but she does find the Lockjaw!! Baker squeezes down hard on Ronda’s mandible, lessening the strength of the crossface! Both women are up, struggling with one another and tumble through the ropes to the apron! Britt releases – and Ronda does, too!
[ Excalibur ] What’s happening now?! These two have rummaged through the ropes and aren’t giving a bit of breathing room!
Ronda’s up first, fury in her eyes and she jukes, connecting with Baker’s ribs! Britt screams in pain and leaps up, KNEE STRIKE! Ronda’s dazed!
[ Pat McAfee ] Whoo-koo, cachoo! These two are going for the kill shot with every blow!
Ronda ducks an errant shot from Britt and connects, left cross! Britt’s dazed, and Ronda scoops her onto the shoulders – and off the apron as the crowd chant their approval!
[ Excalibur ] WHOA, MAN! MASSIVE SLAM INTO THE MASS OF HUMANITY – THERE’S LITERALLY NO TELLING WHO GOT THE WORST OF THAT ONE!
A moment passes and the huge collective of women at ringside finally stand up, each trying to find their balance – but Jamie Hayter hurls Ronda into the ring! Rick Knox threatens, but before he can finish – Shayna Baszler tosses Britt Baker into the ring! Both women are down and Rick Knox is bellowing for these women to stop touching the competitors or else they’ll be thrown out – and the two women GLARE at one another!
[ Excalibur ] Uh..oh!
The fans are swelling with excitement, and just as they reach their apex, Jamie Hayter smirks and slaps Shayna!
[ Pat McAfee ] OH NO SHE DIH-ENTTTTT!
There’s a huge collision at ringside – Shayna Baszler and Jamie Hayter each swing with huge haymakers and connect – both women are down and out on the protective mats outside!
[ Pat McAfee ] MALFUNCTION AT THE JUNCTION, BABY!
[ Excalibur ] Big, knockout-level blows at the eleventh hour outside the ring! This one’s gonna come down to the women in the ring!
swears inaudibly and turns to face Ronda, who rushes in and
leaps into the air – looking for an armbar – but Baker
sidesteps! Ronda crashes to her knees and Baker’s off like a
bullet to the ropes – THE BOOM! – NO! – Ronda rolls out of the
rings and Ronda rolls away from Baker, pushing her hair back out
of her face with a proud grin across her face. On the floor,
Shayna pumps her fist and then hops gently to the apron,
starting into the ring but stopping when Jamie Hayter rises from
the floor and scoots in to assist her own ally.
REFEREE: Paul Turner | TIME LIMIT - 30:00
two men meet in the center of the ring as Paul Turner stands in
between, giving final orders before signaling for the bell. A
dueling chant breaks out, showing the crowd is evenly divided.
“COWBOY SHIT!” “ADAM COLE!”
[ Excalibur ] Pat, Adam Cole receiving some fanfare from the crowd has him seemingly perplexed here.
[ Pat McAfee ] He’d better shake it off like Taylor Swift or else he’s gonna’ get caught off guard.
[ Excalibur ] What are you, Mauro Ranallo now?
[ Pat McAfee ] No idea who the hell that is.
[ Excalibur ] ..Alright.
Cole cups his ear and smirks, reminding Hangman that “this is MY house!” Hangman throttles him with a stiff forearm and the fight is on! Cole responds with a forearm of his own, sending Hangman back a few steps. Hangman wipes his mouth and fires back at Cole, who backs into the ropes for support. The fans respond after every stiff blow with cheers, not really wanting to boo either man. Cole rears back but Hangman ducks down, so Cole quickly improvises with a high knee lift, connecting right between the eyes! Hangman drops to one knee and Cole hits a superkick and covers, only getting a one count! Page kips up and clotheslines Cole! Cover - one! Kick out! Both Cole and Page slide to opposite covers to catch their breaths as the fans eat it up!
[ Excalibur ] What a flurry! These two men have created such a frantic pace to start, trading blows back and forth, Pat. Someone has to get an advantage and capitalize on it!
[ Pat McAfee ] You see that cowboy kip-up like a karate guy? Friggin' amazing.
Cautiously, Page and Cole meet again in the center of the ring and lock up. Cole grabs a headlock and wrenches down. Page backs into the ropes and shoots Cole off and drops down as Cole passes by. On his way back, Cole is caught off guard as Page hops up and hits a snap powerslam! Page quickly pulls Cole up and hoists him over his head - DEAD EYE- NO! Cole wiggles down Page's back into a sunset flip for a quick two count. Cole quickly pops Page in the face with a super kick and goes for The Boom, but Page rolls out of the ring. Cole grabs the top rope and jumps over, but Hangman quickly slides back into the ring as Cole lands hard on the floor outside. Hangman hits the ropes and dives through the middle, crashing Cole's back into the guardrail! Hangman high-fives some fans on the front row and takes a fan's beer and downs it to a huge pop!
[ Pat McAfee ] LOOK AT THIS GUY! THIS COWBOY AIN'T AFRAID A' NO COVID-19! HE'S FUELED OFF ALCOHOL AND COWBOY SHIZZZZNIT!
[ Excalibur ] Adam Page is a man of the people and he has Adam Cole in a bind!
Page looks to take advantage of the situation and pulls Cole up by his hair but gets pulled into the ring post by Cole and a handful of tights. Cole slams Hangman's head into the ring steps for good measure. He then grabs a cup of beer from a nearby fan and dumps it all over the top of Page's head and rolls him back into the ring. Standing on the apron, his back to the ropes, Cole throws his arms in the air and screams, "ADAM COLE...." and the fans finish in unison with his finishing "...BAY BAY!" Cole is back inside and paintbrushes the back of Page's head, taunting him. This draws the first boos of the night for the former SGW Champion. Cole drags Page into the corner and blisters him with knife-edge chops. He then picks Page up into a suplex position and drops Page's neck down on his knee. Cole quickly covers but Hangman kicks out at two. He debates the speed of Turner's counting, but quickly goes back to work.
[ Excalibur ] Adam Page is one of the bright spots in this new era of SGW, Pat. His signing created a lot of buzz and anticipation for what he could bring to the table. Besides his talent and personality, you cannot deny his heart.
[ Pat McAfee ] Think he'd teach me how to ride a horse?
[ Excalibur ] Your responses have added nothing to this match.
[ Pat McAfee ] I'm just fuckin' living, man. Just shootin' the breeze and saying whatever's on my mind. It's electric sometimes. Sometimes it stinks. That's the risk you take.
Cole superkicks Page, dropping him to one knee. He grabs Hangman by the hair and yells, "IT'S TIME FOR HANGMAN TO SUCK MY DICK!"
[ Pat McAfee ] It's time for WHO do WHAT?
Hangman grabs Cole by the crotch and his knuckles turn white from the grip! Cole yells out in agony as Paul Turner counts to five, forcing the break. Hangman scoops Cole up and hits a Fall-Away Slam! He grabs Cole and sits him on the top turnbuckle, quickly joining him up top. Page is going to try to hit the Fall-Away Slam from the top, but Cole wiggles his way free and slides to the mat between Page's legs. Cole grabs Hangman's head and sets it for a super kick! Stunned, Hangman staggers on the top rope and Cole leaps up, BACK SUPLEX OFF THE TOP ROPE! One, two, no! Cole gets on the top rope and awaits Page to get to his feet. One he does, he goes for the Panama Sunrise, but Page blocks it and turns it into DEADEYE! One, two, no! Page goes to the top rope and dives off for a moonsault, but Cole is up and superkicks him in the chest on the way down! Both men collapse on the mat, exhausted from the flurry!
"THIS IS AWESOME!" clap clap clapclapclap "THIS IS AWESOME!"
[ Excalibur ] The fans have spoken!
Page is up to his feet first and drags himself through the ropes to the apron and as Cole gets up, he goes for the Buckshot, but Cole hits a super kick! Cole climbs to the top rope and goes for another Panama Sunrise but Page turns it into a big back drop upon Cole's flipping attempt! Page readies himself and plows Cole with a rolling elbow! The former champion is stunned and Page sees an opportunity. Page hits another Fall-Away Slam and goes to the apron. When the time is right, he flips over the tope rope and.. Cole ducks.. Hangman clobbers Paul Turner with the Buckshot Lariat instead! Paul Turner is OUT!
[ Pat McAfee ] Excalibur, my analysis of this match.. Paul Turner.. Does not have that dawg in 'em. Or his piss. 'Cause Adam Page just knocked it out of him.
Britt Baker comes down to the ring and slides a chair in. The fans boo as Cole looks down at the black steel chair resting at his feet. He looks over to Hangman, who is helping Paul Turner the best he can, and appears to be conflicted.
[ Excalibur ] Adam Cole has the opportunity to lay his opponent out and he not even know it but isn't jumping on the opportunity just yet. Could we be seeing a change of heart?
[ Adam Cole ] Last night of the year, man. Anything goes! Start fresh in the morning.
Cole picks the chair up much to the approval of Britt Baker. He holds it over his head, looking ready to strike Page at any moment.. But Cole drops it over the top rope to the outside! Britt's jaw drops in shock and the fans explode as he chooses not to use it on Hangman!
[ Pat McAfee ] New Year, new Adam Cole!
[ Excalibur ] He did the right thing! He's going to try to win this one with honor!
Cole spins Hangman around and tells him it's time to finish this. Page looks to the outside as Britt Baker holds up the steel chair that was meant for him and gives Cole a nod, realizing that it could have all went a lot differently just a few short moments ago. They fist-bump one another and then begin trading right hands and the place erupts!
"COWBOY SHIT!" Big punch! "ADAM COLE!" Big punch!
Over and over, but the reactions from the crowd grow deafening with each blow. Fists turn to elbows. Elbows turn to forearms. Cole is rocked by a headbutt but doubles Hangman over with a shot to the kidneys! They even trade pump kicks and the fans are eating it up! Gassed, each man uses the other to hold himself up momentarily before finding fighting spirit to continue their onslaughts!
[ Excalibur ] THIS PLACE HAS COME UNGLUED AS THESE TWO MEN ARE LAYING IT ALL OUT THERE IN AN INSTANT CLASSIC!
[ Pat McAfee ] There's nothing on the line in this match, dude! Just pride! It's wild!
[ Excalibur ] We've seen Adam Cole duke it out with SGW Legends such a Steve Austin and Val Venis, but now it's Cole who is the legend and is trying to withstand an upset attempt from an up-and-comer!
Back and forth blows stagger the competitors, with neither gaining a true advantage. Page makes the first mistake and swings wildly with a desperation haymaker that Cole ducks. Cole hits Page with a kick to the knee and then a quick superkick. He lowers his knee pad and hits the ropes - THE BOOM! One, two, kick out at 2.9999! Cole hits the corner again, wasting no time - PANAMA SUNRISE! Cole collapses on top of Page, draping an arm over him - one.. two.. three!
raises Adam Cole's hand in the air as his music plays loudly in
the background. The capacity crowd is on their feet, giving each
man a deserved round of applause. Cole hugs Britt and goes to
Hangman and picks him up off the mat. The two embrace in a big
hug and shake hands. Cole points to Hangman, giving him a sign
Gargano is seen walking down the hallway backstage with Candice
LeRae and their infant son in her arms. Their casual stroll is
stopped abruptly by Charles Crowley, who is carrying the SGW
REFEREE: Mike Chioda | TIME LIMIT - 45:00
Jax hands off the championship belt to Mike Chioda. He shows the
title to Cora Jade and Haruna Neko, giving them a good look at
it before handing the title off to a ringside attendance. He
calls for the bell to begin the match. Robert Stone watches
intently from ringside, encouraging Neko to do her best and get
the job done as quickly as possible.
[ Excalibur ] What a match this is, Pat... not only is it a match we might not have gotten if Nia Jax weren't trying to prove herself to the, um, non-champion Ronda Rousey, but it's a match you're only going to find in Solid Gold Wrestling!
[ Pat McAfee ] I'm pumped, Excalibur. Nia Jax is a BEAST and I'm salivating at the thought of what's she's about t' do t' these two! She's bad enough on her own, but with something t' prove? We're about to see some FACES! GET! BROKEN! YEAH!
All three women begin circling one another... before Haruna Neko charges at Nia Jax and runs straight into a stiff-arm clothesline, turning herself inside out! The fans "OoOOooh!" on impact and then Jax advances on Cora Jade! Jade lunges and tries a double leg takedown but Jax remains standing and smashes her between the shoulder blades with double axe handle blow! Cora falls to all fours but before she can scramble away, Nia Jax pulls her in and whips her up... POWERBOMB! Cora Jade folds up, almost kneeing herself in the face! Jax covers! ONE! TWO! THR-- HARUNA BREAKS THE PIN!
[ Excalibur ] That's how quickly it can end! If it wasn't for Haruna Neko's quick thinking, Nia Jax would've retained JUST LIKE THAT!
[ Pat McAfee ] I told you! She's bad, man!
Haruna rains down open hand slaps to Nia Jax's back. Jax looks pissed, slowly rising to her feet. Neko pounds away at Jax, hitting her with vicious forearm blows to the chest! Jax frowns and grabs two handfuls of Neko's hair! She HAIR WHIPS NEKO ACROSS THE RING! Jax advances on her as Cora Jade rolls to the apron. Neko struggles back to her feet and leans against the ropes. Nia Jax stomps toward her... only for Robert Stone to grab Neko by the ankle and drag her out of the ring! Stone points up at Jax and offers advice to Neko along the lines of "you have to stop getting hit!" until Jax steps through the ropes-- NO! Cora Jade comes out of nowhere to boot Jax in the side of the head, causing her to fall onto the apron and tumble to the floor!
[ Pat McAfee ] Oh! No way! Cora Jade knows that's the only way she can win, to eliminate DA' FACE BREAKER from the equation!
[ Excalibur ] I mean, that's pretty standard strategy for a three way dance, Pat. Neutralize one opponent so that you can defeat the other in a one-on-one scenario. It's smart thinking by Cora Jade!
Neko immediately begins putting the boots to Jax then shouts at Robert Stone in Japanese. He snaps to it, helping her pull Nia Jax up to her feet. Mike Chioda yells at Stone to get his hands off of Jax but there's no disqualifications in a three way dance! Haruna Neko and Robert Stone throw Nia Jax shoulder first into the ring steps! The fans erupt in boos!
[ Excalibur ] Robert Stone is doing what it takes to ensure victory for Haruna Neko! It's a good thing there's no disqualifications or else this match would be over! Wait, look out!
CORA JADE WIPES THEM BOTH OUT WITH A SUICIDE DIVE! Robert Stone lies disheveled against the guard rail! Cora pulls Neko to her feet and throws her under the bottom rope! Cora climbs onto the apron and ascends the turnbuckles! Neko slowly returns to her feet and Cora Jade flies-- MISSILE DROPKICK! Jade scrambles and covers! ONE! TWO! NEKO BRIDGES OUT! Cora returns to her feet and pulls Neko up behind her. Cora attempts to whip Neko into the ropes but Neko cuts her off and whips her around... BAM! BIG SLAP TO THE FACE! Jade is staggered and Neko snatches her wrist! Neko climbs to the middle rope and then steps onto the top! Cora Jade looks on helplessly as Neko walks across the top rope and then leaps! OPEN HAND SCRATCH TO JADE'S CHEST! Jade staggers out to the middle of the ring and Neko charges and leaps-- DOUBLE PAW STRIKE TO THE CHEST!
[ Pat McAfee ] What the hell is going on?! PAW STRIKES?!
Jade goes down and Neko hits the ropes... RUNNING BACK SENTON! Neko covers! ONE! TWO! NO! NIA JAX PULLS HARUNA NEKO OUT OF THE RING! With zero hesitation, Nia Jax nails her with the FACE BREAKER PUNCH! Neko goes down in a heap! Jax goes to roll under the bottom rope but Robert Stone stops her, grabbing her ankle and pulling her back out of the ring! Jax hits Robert Stone with the FACE BREAKER! Stone goes down and lies completely motionless next to Neko!
[ Excalibur ] That's it! That's what you get for sticking your nose where it doesn't belong!
[ Pat McAfee ] FACES ARE BEING BROKEN, EX-CAL! I'M! HERE! FOR IT!
Jax turns to head back into the ring-- NO! CORA JADE NAILS HER WITH A SUICIDE DIVE! Both women crash against the guard rail! Jade gets to her feet first and staggers out before returning to grab Jax by the hair. She struggles to pull Jax up and awkwardly throws her against the apron before booting her in the stomach. Jade pulls Nia Jax in and goes for a suplex-- NO! Nia Jax locks her legs and SUPLEXES CORA JADE ON THE FLOOR! Jax gets back to her feet and pulls Jade back to her feet. She throws her under the bottom rope and follows her in with an intent look on her face. Jade pushes herself up to all fours and Jax takes two big steps before kicking her right in the ribs! Cora cries out in pain as Nia advances on her. She plants her boot right on Cora's chest and pins her down! ONE! TWO! THR-- CORA GETS A SHOULDER UP!
[ Excalibur ] Cora Jade refuses to give up, no matter how much damage she takes from the Women's Intercontinental Champion!
Wasting no time, Jax snatches Cora off the mat. Cora fires off with a forearm to the chest but Jax no sells it and rattles her with a forearm of her own! Not allowing Cora to fall to the mat, Nia Jax snatches her up onto her shoulder and plants her with a SAMOAN DROP! Jax sits next to Jade's motionless body for a moment, appearing pissed. Finally, Jax stands up and hits the ropes, preparing to drop the BIG LEG-- NO! ROBERT STONE GRABS JAX'S ANKLE AND HOLDS HER IN PLACE! The fans boo loudly as Haruna Neko rolls into the ring on the other side, visibly rocked from that Face Breaker punch... however, she's clutching Cora Jade's skateboard! Before Jax realizes what's going on, Neko charges and NAILS HER with the skateboard! Jax crumbles and falls through the ropes, coming to a rest on the apron as Robert Stone celebrates and then falls against the guard rail to keep from falling down.
[ Pat McAfee ] How is Robert Stone still standing?! How is HARUNA NEKO still standing?! Nia Jax handed out those Face Breaker punches like she was teaching a master class in CTE!
] Regardless, Haruna Neko now holds the outcome of this
match in her paws-- along with Cora Jade's skateboard! What
The fans cheer as Robert Stone dives under the bottom rope, just seconds too late! Cora Jade rolls off of Neko and Mike Chioda presents her with the championship belt!
[ Pat McAfee ] YOOOO, I DID NOT SEE THIS COMIN'! WE GOT A NEW CHAMP IN THE HOUSE!
[ Excalibur ] It seems as if Nia Jax's open challenge has backfired and the x-factor of three way dances has come into play as she wasn't even pinned to lose her championship belt!
Nia Jax looks pissed and turns to see Robert Stone still leaning against the rail. She rears back and SMASHES his face with the FACEBREAKER PUNCH! He goes down, unconscious! Jax storms up the ramp and disappears behind the curtain.
[ Excalibur ] Another unfortunate loss for Los Bloodline tonight. Nia Jax is NOT happy.
[ Pat McAfee ] Happy or not, the Generation of Jade is upon us and I'm here for it!
We fade out on a shot of Cora Jade celebrating with the championship.
abruptly cut backstage.
Konami nods, a smile appearing on her own face. Without another word, Konami walks out of the shot and leaves Jinny standing there, watching her go. Momo and Saki shuffle past her in their costumes, leaving Jinny with a disgusted look on her face as we head to the ring.
REFEREE: Aubrey Edwards | TIME LIMIT - 30:00
sooner than Aubrey Edwards called for the opening bell, Matt
Jackson is scooting across the ring and lays Pres10 Vance out
with a scintillating superkick! Vance tumbles through the ropes
to the floor as the fans explode with shock!
[ Pat McAfee ] Good morning, Pres10 Vance! That’s a Matt-Daddy Superkick right to the jaw and I bet Pres10 Vance has a big, Tommy Boy styled red mark on his jawline after that kick!
Spears does his best to fight two-on-one, intercepting a Nick Jackson Superkick, but eating a Matt Jackson superkick to the jaw! Spears takes it flush and bounces off the ropes, dazed, right into –
[ Excalibur ] DOUBLE SUPERKICK! THE BEST TEAM IN THE GAME IS SINKING JUMP SHOTS FROM BEHIND THE ARC FROM THE OPENING BUZZER, PAT!
[ Pat McAfee ] Speak football, Ex-Cal!
Spears is on jelly legs, and the Bucks don’t mind it a bit, connecting with double superkicks to the shins, then a little Early Onset Alzheimer’s, the double superkicks to the kneeled opponent, a foot connecting with either side of the head! Nick covers – but Spears is out at the count of two! Vance rolls into the ring and throws a wild clothesline at Matt – but the elder Jackson ducks – and Vance steps RIGHT into a superkick from Nick! Vance falls to the mat and Nick covers – another two count!
[ Excalibur ] Put on your party hat, Pat, because the superkick party is off and running!
[ Pat McAfee ] Who popped the keg?!
[ Excalibur ] I don’t know so much about a keg, but Spears just got his jaw tapped with a series of superkicks!
Matt and Nick communicate outside the range of the ring or camera microphones, confirming a strategy with one another before stepping together and nudging Vance out of the ring, apparently choosing to focus their assault on Shawn Spears, the older of the Imperfect 10s! Spears breaks an attempt for a suplex and clubs Nick in the jaw before booting Matt in the stomach! Spears hooks Matt for a DDT and pulls Nick over for a flatliner – and connects! Both the Young Bucks are shot down in their prime and Spears covers Matt – just a two count! Spears crosses and covers Nick – only a one count this time!
[ Pat McAfee ] Wow! Shawn Spears is doing his best to get the 10s on the board and back into the game! It’s just the first quarter – or halftime? – How, uh…how do I make a time analogy to football, here, Ex-Cal?
[ Excalibur ] You’ve got me, Pat, I figure that’s a you question! Either way, Shawn Spears sure did connect with that beautiful, heads-up double-team maneuver! He’s absolutely GOT to capitalize on this momentum, though!
[ Pat McAfee ] Let’s see what happens now, because Spears is done resting and plotting – he’s moving into drive and shifting this plan into action!
Spears stands up and lifts Nick to his feet – powerbomb incoming! Shawn Spears is looking to powerbomb the younger Jackson brother to the floor from the ring! Spears charges – but Nick hooks the top rope and drags Spears to the apron – hurricanrana! Spears and Nick rise up – but Matt Jackson’s right there – SUPERKICK! Spears is dazed and Nick vaults through the top and middle rope to the inside of the ring – ANOTHER SUPERKICK FROM MATT! Spears is dazed and the brothers pause – DOUBLE SUPERKICK! Spears falls to the floor, colliding with his partner Vance!
Matt Jackson stands on the middle rope, spreading the top rope higher than normal and allows Nick to soar through the ropes with a beautiful tope con hilo, smashing Pres10 Vance to the floor! Nick scoops Vance up by the mask and whirls him into the ring with authority as Matt leaps off the middle, holding the top still, and flips over the top, connecting with Spears!
[ Excalibur ] DIVES ACROSS AMERICA AND THE YOUNG BUCKS are keeping the pressure on the Imperfect 10s! If the Young Bucks want to end the longest reign in the twenty-year history of Solid Gold Wrestling, then they have to apply pressure whenever possible on Spears, Vance, and the 10s as a whole!
[ Pat McAfee ] Well, it looks like Nicholas is lookin’ ta’ do just that, Ex-Cal! He’s waitin’ to pop a soupy kick right in Vance’s ass!
[ Excalibur ] “POP A SOUPY KICK?!”
Back inside the ring, Nick Jackson is perched on the top rope, waiting for Vance to stand – and soars with a cross body block! – but Vance catches the flying Buck, rolls backwards and stands! What strength! Vance charges ahead, tossing Nick into the air and DOWN with a charging Samoan Drop! Matt Jackson springboards over and into the ring, but Vance is ready – powerbomb position and DOWN onto his brother! Vance covers – one! Two! NO! The Young Bucks aren’t done yet!
[ Excalibur ] The Young Bucks are keeping their skin in the game! The Bucks have to keep forcing the issue, here, because the Imperfect 10s are finally looking like they’ve found the groove!
[ Pat McAfee ] You’re right on it, Masked Man! These 10s are playin’ like 20s at the minute – can they keep up the hard work and blindside the challengers?!
[ Excalibur ] Hard to say – the Young Bucks have been one of the best tag teams in SGW history, championships or no championships!
[ Pat McAfee ] You…you literally can’t be serious, right?
Vance shouts for Spears to join him in the ring, and the veteran of the Imperfect 10s begins stirring, looking to rejoin the fray in the ring. Pres10 Vance hoists Matt Jackson up with a suplex, stalling for a while and looking to drain the blood to Matt’s head, but here comes Nick – BUT WAIT! Shawn Spears intercepts, grabbing the younger Jackson by the ankle and stopping interference! Vance swings Matt down – JACKHAMMER! Spears releases Nick and Vance throws a clothesline – DUCK! SUPERKICK! Vance is dazed and here comes Spears – SUPERKICK FROM NICK! Vance roars and pumps his fists, not ready to say “die,” but Nick throws another superkick – INTERCEPTED! Vance throws the leg to Spears, who catches it and allows Vance to neckbreaker the stalled-out Young Buck!
[ Pat McAfee ] The best team in modahn SGW history – MAYBE SO! Their teamwork is off the charts right there, brotha!
Spears and Vance position Nick onto their shoulders, looking for the double Death Valley Driver, but Matt is up and pulls Nick down from their grasp! It’s a standoff and all guns are blazing!
[ Excalibur ] SUPERKICK!
[ Pat McAfee ] WIZZOW WHAM!
[ Excalibur ] SUPERKICK!
[ Pat McAfee ] BAZINGA, BABY!
[ Excalibur ] DOUBLE SUPERKICK!
[ Pat McAfee ] AWW MAMA, WHAT A MOVE! All four’a these jokers are down and out, daddio!
It takes a moment for the action to reset, but it’s Nick Jackson and Pres10 Vance who come up for air first – Vance throws a big right hand, but Nick superkicks it out of commission! WHAT?! Nick goes for a superkick, but Spears tackles him to the mat from across the ring! Here comes Matt with a charging elbow strike, but Vance ducks and lifts him onto his shoulders – Spears joins him – DOUBLE DEATH VALLEY DRIVER! Matt eats canvas and is down and out! Nick is up now – SUPERKICK TO SPEARS! SUPERKICK TO VANCE!
[ Excalibur ] THE IMPERFECT 10s SHAKE OFF THE MILLIONTH SUPERKICK OF THE MATCH! How is this team doing this?!
Spears and Vance connect with a double big boot, spurning Nick into the ropes – and ONTO THEIR SHOULDERS! DOUBLE DEATH VALLEY DRIVER – right onto Matt’s torso! Nick is absolutely wrecked, but Spears and Vance double cover Matt – and that’s all she wrote! The longest-reigning champions keep the gold as Aubrey Edwards counts the brothers Jackson out of the match!
& STILL CHAMPIONS
slumps into the corner, absolutely worn out after the 100-yard
dash of a match the four men have just endured. Vance’s mask
laces are immediately loosened to allow him better breathing,
and Aubrey passes him a championship belt, a sign that the hard
work the Imperfect 10s have put in will be on the record book
for at least another four weeks.
entrance themes can play, announcers can speak, or the bell can
even ring, Stone Cold Steve Austin and Anthony Ogogo come
blasting through the curtain, punches flying in every direction
over and over and over until both men go rolling down the ramp
and through the aisle!
REFEREE: Rick Knox | TIME LIMIT - 45:00
Ogogo crawls on his hands and knees to Austin and punches him
with as much force as he can muster! Austin returns fire and
kicks Ogogo back, pressing up for support on the barricade at
ringside – but in comes Ogogo! The Guv’nah charges, tackling
Stone Cold not over – BUT THROUGH – the barricade and into the
crowd! The fans in attendance roar with support as the two men
crash, rolling across concrete before forcing themselves to
their knees, through the pain, and redirected at one another!
[ Excalibur ] WHOA NOW! What an impact! Both men go crashing through the barricade and into the audience!
[ Pat McAfee ] DON’T HIT THE HOTTIE IN THE FRONT, BOYS, LEAVE HER FOR ME!
Austin takes a fan’s outstretched cup of beer, chugs it, and runs at Ogogo – THESZ PRESS! RIGHT ON THE CONCRETE! Austin begins punching the bareknuckle champion over and over, impacting his face and this match with every blow. Stone Cold stands, taking Ogogo for yet another time tonight by the ears and drags him, up the steps of the arena and into the upper levels of the crowd!
[ Pat McAfee ] Man, is this gonna be one of those stereotypical Attitude Era jaunts?
[ Excalibur ] What do you mean?
[ Pat McAfee ] You know! Pointless brawling through the crowd to add excitement?
[ Excalibur ] Does THIS match REALLY need all of THAT?!
Ogogo catches Austin’s strike and swings his own – WHAM! A body shot staggers Austin and Ogogo plants his foot into the side of his head and Austin falls! Tumbling, downward, over and over, Austin’s body forcing into and off of every single step, Stone Cold finally comes to a stop by crashing into a fencing piece – right by the edge of the lower bowl of the arena!
[ Pat McAfee ] Oh no! Stone Cold’s on the edge and he just might break!
[ Excalibur ] Or Ogogo may break him! Look out below!
Ogogo reaches Austin – and begins pushing to tip him over the edge! Stone Cold fights, doing his best to twist and turn out of the danger of what’s coming, but Ogogo pushes everything as much as he can, trying to force Stone Cold over the edge –
Austin swings his foot upwards, connecting with Ogogo’s groin! Ogogo’s hand is still wrapped upon Austin’s throat, forcing him over the edge, and just before he falls, Stone Cold flips off his rival!
AND THEY BOTH GO OVER THE EDGE OF THE FENCE!
[ Excalibur ] LOOK OUT! OH MY GOSH, NO!
[ Pat McAfee ] These guys wanna be the Intercontinental Champion SO BADLY!
The camera finally reaches them, and both Ogogo and Austin are a mass of wrecked humanity, having gone through a table at a bizarre angle! Neither man is moving, but Rick Knox is frantic, checking on both men and wondering to the cameraman if he needs to call the match – but before he can, in comes QT Marshall, shoving Knox away from the mess of humanity! Knox goes flying as Marshall begins stomping Austin, over and over again, screaming a mess of obscenities into Stone Cold’s face!
[ Excalibur ] WHAT THE HELL, QT?!
[ Pat McAfee ] He’s just making sure his investment pays off! QT is doing whatever it takes in order to succeed in this matchup – by Ogogo’s proxy!
[ Excalibur ] Yeah well, he’s got to stay out of this match! He’s making the legacy lessened of this great championship by injecting himself into the contest!
[ Pat McAfee ] LOOK AT THIS! HERE HE COMES!
[ Excalibur ] IT’S HOOOOOOK!
[ Pat McAfee ] BIG RIGHT HAND! Hook is swinging for the fences!
Hook delivers again, tackling Marshall and then lifting him, whirling him into the wall of the arena, then into a garbage can! Hook punches, down into the trash can before pulling Marshall out! The two men tie up – but Ogogo cleans Hook’s clock! Hook goes flying and Marshall sinks to the ground as the exhausted and broken Ogogo cracks his neck and refocuses on Stone Cold –
KICK! WHAM! STUNNER!
[ Excalibur ] Stone Cold is alive! They’re brawling down the aisle and back!
[ Pat McAfee ] Here we go!
Austin and Ogogo continue along the path they tread into the crowd, storming towards the ring – but Ogogo shoves Stone Cold and swipes a steel chair up! Austin, fortuitously, does the same – and SCLASH! WHACK! The chairs collide in mid-air and block one another! AGAIN! AND AGAIN! Austin throws his chair at Ogogo’s midsection and hurls him over the barricade! Austin very carefully balances himself onto the barricade and dives, piercing Ogogo with the point of his elbow!
[ Excalibur ] VINTAGE STONE COLD! …ugh. I hate that I just said that.
Ogogo grabs the bottom rope and struggles, trying his best to crawl into the ring – but here’s Austin! WHAM! Clubbering shot to the back of the head! Ogogo turns, too – SMACK! Austin goes flying as Ogogo’s five fingers say hello to the face! Both men use all their remaining effort – and they’re in the ring! This match has finally reached the ring – and TERMINUS!
[ Pat McAfee ] Here they go! Which man is going to be the first up to their feet?!
[ Excalibur ] It’s Austin! Stone Cold! He’s up…barely! But he’s coming around!
Austin, breathing deeply, stalks the downed Guv’nah and begins shouting, cursing at his opponent and demanding he stands up! Eventually, Ogogo rises from the mat and Austin approaches – KICK! WHAM – STUN—NO! NO! Ogogo whirls Austin off him and WHAM!
[ Excalibur ] OH MAN! OH MY GOSH!
Ogogo connects with an absolute banger, a pure shot to the jaw, and Austin crumbles to the mat in a heap, one knee under his chest and his forehead on the canvas!
[ Pat McAfee ] Stone Cold is out cold! KAY OHHHH!
Ogogo stumbles into the corner, still dazed from the hellacious brawl and night of fights he’s been through, and refocuses, eventually noticing that Austin is practically unconscious in front of him. Within thirty seconds of stumbling back, Ogogo finally realizes what’s happened, and a sinister grin crosses his lips.
[ Excalibur ] He’s done it – he’s done it! Ogogo has knocked Stone Cold out! He’s just got to make a cover now!
Ogogo stumbles ahead and nudges Austin with his boot – he’s out! Ogogo laughs to himself and turns, facing Rick Knox and demanding he comes over – that this match is done – BUT OH MY GOSH!
[ Pat McAfee ] WHAT!?!
Austin somehow trips Ogogo up and rolls him up, putting all his weight onto Ogogo’s legs and neck and stacked as high as possible! ONE! TWO! THREE!
The fans in
attendance absolutely roar with emotion, absolutely in disbelief
that Stone Cold could overcome in such a way! Anthony Ogogo
shoots up off the mat, shocked at what’s just happened!
tree and wooden chair takes our attention backstage. Zooming
out, we see a sign reading “SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN’ TO TOWN” in
bright red paint. Admiring the display is Cezar Bononi, who is
the only person in line.
REFEREE: Paul Turner | TIME LIMIT - 60:00
fans are hyped after John Cena's elaborate New Year's themed
entrance, which saw him delivered to the ring standing atop a
big golden ball while the fans counted along with a timer on the
Golden-Tron. There's a big fight feel as John Cena stands across
the ring from Wade Barrett, who is all business. Cena's cheery
demeanor from his entrance is gone and he stares across the ring
at Barrett with intensity and determination etched on his face.
Cena hands the SGW Triple Crown World Championship to Paul
Turner and Turner takes it over to Barrett, giving him a good
look before he holds the title up for the fans and then passes
the title to the timekeeper. Turner calls for the bell and we're
[ Excalibur ] And away we go, Pat. This is John Cena's first singles title defense since becoming the Triple Crown champion at WrestleBrawl IV two months ago... and what a challenge that lies before him. Wade Barrett came out of nowhere, making his return to professional wrestling at Game of Squids, and now he's standing across the ring from the man who holds the most prestigious championship in all of wrestling. Tonight, he cements his legacy as an SGW legend and lives forever... or John Cena's reign continues into the new year!
[ Pat McAfee ] I tell ya' what, Excalibur, I may not agree with the man's methods but I got a lot o' respect for Wade Barrett and how far he's come since arriving here. At Game of Squids, he pretty much had a throwaway match on the card against Andre Chase. He went on to have a star making performance against "Stone Cold" Steve Austin, a bonafide SGW legend and grand slam champion, then a strong following in the WrestleBrawl match followed by being the runner-up in the first-ever men's Body Count match. Say what you will about what he did to Big Match John after the Body Count match... Wade Barrett has PUT IN THAT WORK to stand across the ring from DA' CHAMP tonight!
Cena and Barrett circle one another before moving in for the lock-up-- NO! Barrett fakes Cena out and nails him with knee lift to the gut! He hoists Cena onto his shoulders! WASTELAND-- NO! Cena elbows his way out and lands on his feet behind Barrett! He shoves Barrett forward into the ropes! Barrett rebound and Cena scoops him up! ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT-- NO! BARRETT SLIPS OUT AND HITS THE ROPES! Cena turns around... BULL HAMMER! Cena goes down and Barrett falls on top of him! ONE! TWO! THR-- CENA KICKS OUT!
[ Excalibur ] That was almost it! COULD YOU IMAGINE, PAT McAFEE!?
[ Pat McAfee ] I'm blown away, brah! Wade Barrett got ALL O' THAT BULL HAMMER! If that's me and John Cena kicked outta' that... I'm SHOOK! I KNOW WADE BARRETT IS SHOOK RIGHT NOW!
Barrett grumbles and stands up, pulling Cena up behind him. He immediately hoists Cena onto his shoulders... WASTELAND-- NO! Cena fights his way out and stumbles backward into the ropes! Barrett turns around... LEAPING SHOULDER BLOCK! Barrett goes down and immediately sells back to his feet where Cena is waiting with ANOTHER SHOULDER BLOCK! Barrett rises to his feet again and Cena boots him in the stomach! PROTO PLEX! Barrett's up again and he walks right into the BLUE THUNDER BOMB! Cena springs back up and bends at the waist! He waves his hand in front of his face! "YOU CAN'T SEEEEEEEE ME--" NO! Barrett punches up into Cena's throat! Cena goes down and Barrett slowly gets back to his feet. Barrett pulls his black elbow pad down to reveal the red interior and backs up into the corner, eyeing Cena with malice! Cena slowly gets up to all fours and Barrett charges... BULL HAMMER-- NO! Cena ducks it and catches Barrett on the turnaround! ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT! Cena covers! ONE! TWO! THR-- BARRETT KICKS OUT! The fans erupt in boos!
[ Pat McAfee ] OH! MY! GOD! DID YA' SEE THAT!?
[ Excalibur ] The Bull Hammer couldn't get the job done! The Attitude Adjustment couldn't get the job done! The title means too much to these men to stay down this early in the contest! Let us not forget that it was only with the use of a ladder that John Cena was able to force Wade Barrett to submit at Body Count. What will it take to put the purveyor of Bad News when weapon use will result in an immediate disqualification!?
Cena immediately rolls Barrett over and attempts to lock in the STFU but Barrett scrambles for the ropes, gripping the bottom rope with both hands! Paul Turner calls for the break and Cena backs off but not before Barrett lights out with a boot to the chin that sends Cena back on his ass! Barrett rises to his feet, bounces off the ropes and nails Cena with a BASEMENT CLOTHESLINE! Wasting no time, Barrett shakes off the Attitude Adjustment and pulls Cena up off the mat, boots him in the stomach and plants him with a POWERBOMB right in the center of the ring! With Cena's feet still in the air, Barrett falls on him, executing a jackknife pin! ONE! TWO! CENA KICKS OUT! Frustrated, Barrett pulls Cena to his feet once again and whips him so hard into the turnbuckle that he runs into it chest first! The fans groan on impact and Barrett follows him in... CLOTHESLINE TO THE BACK OF THE NECK! Cena goes face first into the turnbuckle and bounces out a step before Barrett catches him around the waist... RELEASE GERMAN SUPLEX! Cena accordions on impact and Barrett falls to one knee and smiles evilly as he looks at Cena's crumpled body. Barrett slowly stands and pulls the elbow pad up... before pulling it back down! He cocks his arm as Cena returns to his feet on spaghetti legs! Barrett charges... BULL HAMMER-- NO! Cena ducks it and scoops Barrett up! ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT-- NO! Barrett grabs onto the top rope with both hands, blocking the move! UNTIL CENA PIVOTS AND EXECUTES A FIREMAN'S CARRY OVER THE TOP ROPE TO THE FLOOR!
[ Pat McAfee ] That landing was bad, man! Is Barrett hurt!?
[ Excalibur ] He certainly seemed to land awkwardly on his knee. It's very possible that he twisted it or worse. That's certainly not something you want to happen ever, let alone in the middle of a championship opportunity of this magnitude!
Barrett clutches his knee and Cena follows him out. Paying no mind to Barrett's potential injury, Cena pulls Barrett off the floor and tries to whip him into the ring steps... but Barrett's knee buckles and he falls on his face! Barrett crawls to the steps and turns over, resting with his back to the steps. Cena looks concerned and Paul Turner hops out of the ring to check on Barrett. As Turner checks on Barrett, Cena places his hands on either side of his head, appearing shocked that Barrett may be injured.
[ Excalibur ] It looks like... it looks like Barrett might have injured himself on that fall to the floor. Official Paul Turner is checking out the situation and it looks like he may have to make the difficult decision on whether or not this match will have to stop here and now.
[ Pat McAfee ] Man, you really hate to see a match end like this, especially one that you know means so much to the competitors involved. Wait, hold on... what the hell is happenin', brah!? IS THAT A FAN JUMPING THE FREAKIN' RAIL!?
With Paul Turner's back turned, John Cena is attacked from behind by a man dressed in camouflage shorts, a John Cena shirt, and a John Cena hat! Cena goes down to all fours and the "fan" removes his hat to reveal--
[ Pat McAfee ] YES! YES! YES! BUSHWHACKER LUKE HAS ARRIVED!
[ Excalibur ] You've got to be kidding me. He's supposed to be in jail! The unexpected Cinderella story of Body Count might have returned but I've got a feeling that the fans, let alone John Cena, aren't as excited to see him tonight!
Bushwhacker Luke pulls Cena up to his feet and pulls him in for a suplex but Cena blocks it and nails Luke with a suplex of his own! Luke writhes about on the floor, shaking like electricity is coursing through his veins! Cena looks down at Luke, offers him a respectful salute and turns right around into a RUNNING BOOT FROM WADE BARRETT!
[ Excalibur ] It was all a damn ruse! Wade Barrett was never injured! He was just distracting Paul Turner so his unlikely ally could help him get the advantage!
[ Pat McAfee ] If you thought John Cena was capable Wade Barrett enough that he'd just GIVE UP his shot at the Triple Crown, I'm afraid I got some BAD NEWS, BRAH!
Barrett pulls Cena off the floor and whips him so hard into the steps that he goes knee first into them and flips over onto the other side! Barrett turns and sees Luke lying on the floor but pays no mind as he walks past him and kicks John Cena right in the back! He pulls Cena to his feet again and presses him up before dropping him chest and throat first across the guard rail! The fans boo loudly as Barrett tees off, nailing Cena with a series of forearms to the chest as Cena remains prone against the rail. Finally, Barrett takes Cena by the back of the head and guides him away from the rail before kneeing him in the gut and pulling him in... POWERBOMB ONTO THE APRON! The impact sends Cena staggering away from the apron and Barrett hoists him up into a spinebuster position before charging and ramming him back first into the ring post! Barrett drops Cena like a sack of potatoes and turns around with a diabolical smile on his face. The fans boo loudly and one of the people in the front row throws an entire cup of beer right in Barrett's face! Barrett jaws back and forth with the fans before Cena comes alive out of nowhere, favoring his back, and grabs Barrett by his hair and the rear of his tights! He throws Barrett under the bottom rope and follows him in! Barrett scrambles back to his feet and hits the ropes! Cena tries to meet him coming in with a clothesline but Barrett ducks it and catches Cena on the turnaround! He scoops him up... WASTELAND! Barrett covers! ONE! TWO! THRE-- NO! CENA GETS A SHOULDER UP!
[ Pat McAfee ] These guys are goin' a mile a minute, Ex-cal. This whole friggin' ordeal has been non-stop, big meaty men slappin' meat and I'M! HERE! FOR IT!
[ Excalibur ] If you told me four months ago that this is what the world title match at Holiday Hell was going to be, I might have called you a liar... but here we are and this is one of the most exciting championship matches I've ever witnessed! What a match! WHAT A FIGHT!
John Cena is red in the face, crawling toward the ropes. Barrett slowly gets up, his frustration building. He catches Cena by the ankle and drags him into the center of the ring... BEFORE TRYING TO LOCK IN HIS OWN STFU! Cena blocks it, throwing his elbows back and catching Barrett in the eye. Barrett fights through the pain and gets one arm around Cena's neck but Cena uses his raw brute strength to hold onto Barrett's other wrist, refusing to let him lock his hands! Cena finally pries both of Barrett's hands apart and rolls over, shaking Barrett off of him! Cena slowly stands and Barrett rolls back to his feet! As Barrett stands, Cena charges... SHOULDER BLOCK! Barrett's back up-- ANOTHER SHOULDER BLOCK! Barrett's up again-- A THIRD SHOULDER BLOCK! Barrett returns to his feet-- BOOT TO THE STOMACH! PROTO PLEX! Barrett sells straight back to his feet and walks right into THE BLUE THUNDER BOMB! Barrett refuses to stay down and John Cena feeds on the adrenaline coursing through his veins and begins climbing to the top rope! As Barrett stands, he doubles over at the waist and Cena flies... GUILLOTINE LEGDROP TO BARRETT'S BACK! Barrett goes down and rolls over on his back! Cena stands up totally straight and then bends at the waist, getting right in Barrett's face! He waves his hand in front of his face! "YOU CAN'T SEE ME!" The fans chant along and Cena turns to hit the ropes... AND NAILS BUSHWHACKER LUKE WITH A BIG RIGHT HAND, CAUSING HIM TO TUMBLE FROM THE APRON TO THE FLOOR! Cena turns around... FIVE! KNUCKLE! SHUFFLE-- NO! BULL HAMMER OUT OF NOWHERE! Cena tumbles through the ropes and onto the apron!
[ Excalibur ] I don't know if that was intentional or not... but if so, extraordinary ring presence from John Cena!
[ Pat McAfee ] Bushwhacker Luke just saved the day for Wade Barrett again! I hope he got him a Christmas card this year, Ex-cal!
Barrett looks on in disbelief as Cena rises to his knees on the apron, visibly knocked loopy from the Bull Hammer. Barrett reaches over the top rope and grabs Cena by the hair. He guides him toward the corner and begins climbing the turnbuckles. He pulls Cena up behind him from the other side. Seconds later, both men are standing on the middle rope on opposite sides of the ropes. They begin trading punches over and over! Each man teases falling from the ropes but they manage to hang on! They continue fighting it out until Barrett rakes Cena's eyes and hooks him for a SUPERPLEX! Cena blocks it! Cena teases SUPERPLEXING Barrett to the floor! Barrett holds onto the top rope! They struggle against one another, fighting for that superplex!
[ Excalibur ] Somebody... somebody is going to get hurt! This is exceptionally high risk, especially following the type of match these two men have had!
[ Pat McAfee ] Brah, God forbid Cena manages to superplex Wade Barrett to the FLOOR! Somebody will DIE! Maybe both of 'em! It ain't worth it, guys! Get it back in the ring!
[ Excalibur ] It's truly a testament to how far they'll go to call themselves champion!
Suddenly, the fans begin buzzing as John Cena cries out with exertion! Barrett looks on with wide eyes as Cena DEADLIFTS HIM ONTO HIS SHOULDERS! The fans are losing their minds as Cena stares down into the center of the ring, steps up onto the top rope with Barrett on his shoulders, and then leaps-- ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT FROM THE TOP ROPE AND INTO THE CENTER OF THE RING! The fans EXPLODE! Cena rolls over onto Barrett, barely covering him! ONE! TWO! THREE!
The fans cheer loudly as the count is registered and Paul Turner calls for the bell!
[ Pat McAfee ] What a friggin' match, Excalibur! WHAT! A FRIGGIN'! MATCH!
[ Excalibur ] Once again, John Cena is leaving with his arm raised. You can't discount Wade Barrett's efforts, however. He pulled out everything he had in his arsenal, it just wasn't enough to put away Big Match John. Ultimately, this wasn't a match about flashy moves or who could deal out the most punishment... THIS WAS A TEST OF ENDURANCE!
Cena is helped onto his knees by Turner. Turner presents Cena with the championship and raises his arm. Cena looks exhausted, like the lights are on but no one is home. Cena clutches the championship to his chest and looks down at the motionless Barrett, almost as if he's disappointed for him.
[ Excalibur ] That look speaks a thousand words, Pat. That's the look of a man who respects his opponent. John Cena wanted to win this match... he NEEDED to win this match, but he knows how much it meant for Wade Barrett to walk away as champion and it hurts.
[ Pat McAfee ] That's the shitty thing about SGW, brah. There's so many amazing talents in this company... but somebody's gotta lose. Tonight, it was Wade Barrett. One night, it might be John Cena, but not tonight... not at Holiday Hell!
Paul Turner and Bushwhacker Luke help Wade Barrett out of the ring, throwing his arms over either shoulder and walking him up the ramp. Cena stands and walks to the ropes, watching as they help Barrett up the ramp. Once they reach the stage, they turn around and Barrett eyes Cena, sneering. He pushes Turner and Luke away from him, barely able to stand on his own but he forces himself to endure it. Cena holds up the championship belt with one hand... and offers Wade Barrett a respectful salute with the other! The fans cheer! Breathing heavily, sweat dripping from his nose... Barrett simply nods and turns around, limping to the back with Bushwhacker Luke and Paul Turner following.
[ Excalibur ] This isn't the last we've seen of Wade Barrett in the title scene, Pat. You don't put up a fight like that and go away quietly into the night. And if I'm reading that salute correctly, John Cena respects the hell out of that man for the fight he put up, for the work he put in, despite how Barrett ruthlessly attacked him at Body Count.
[ Pat McAfee ] You're damn right this ain't the last time we're seein' these two get down and dirty and I hope I'm still sittin' here behind this desk when it happen again. The best seat in the house for the best wrestling IN! THE! WORLD!
Barrett disappears behind the curtain and we focus on Cena in the ring. He goes corner to corner, saluting the fans and holding up the championship belt. The fans are going wild until--
[ Pat McAfee ] Hold on! HOLD ON! WHAT! IS THAT WHO I THINK IT IS!?
The curtain is ripped back to reveal... MIRO! The fans erupt in boos as Miro steps out onto the stage with wide eyes. He's trembling with intensity, sweat pouring off his face as he points down the ramp... eyes focused on the Triple Crown champion! He begins making his way down to the ring with purpose in his step!
[ Excalibur ] Earlier tonight, Miro made a STATEMENT by defeating Austin Theory! After that resounding victory and two strong showings at WrestleBrawl and Body Count, Miro obviously believes he's owed a one-on-one title shot with John Cena... but now is not the time, Miro! John Cena just survived a WAR!
[ Pat McAfee ] Hey, you can't fault the man for takin' advantage of the spotlight that's 'bout t' be on him. It's one thing to call out a guy on Twitter or some promo on YouTube that nobody's gonna watch... but this is HOLIDAY HELL! This is one o' the BIG FOUR in SGW and Miro is CALLIN' HIS SHOT! RESPECT THE HUSTLE, SON!
Miro climbs into the ring and gets right in John Cena's face! They go nose to nose and Cena is silent and stoic as Miro talks trash! Cena pushes forward, shoving Miro back a step with his forehead! Miro looks offended and Cena holds up the championship, drawing a big pop! The fans begin loudly chanting "LET THEM FIGHT" over and over until--
[ Pat McAfee ] WHAT!? ARE YOU SEEEEEEERIOUS RIGHT NOW!?
[ Excalibur ] This just got a lot more interesting!
Adam Cole walks out onto the stage! Cena and Miro both stare down the aisle at the former two-time SGW World Champion. However, before Cole can even begin walking down the ramp, Miro nails Cena from behind! Cena goes down to all fours and Cole sprints to the ring!
[ Excalibur ] Miro is taking advantage of the distraction created by Adam Cole!
[ Pat McAfee ] He's makin' that STATEMENT, brah!
Cole slides under the bottom rope and Miro charges toward him! Cole ducks a clothesline and catches Miro on the turnaround with a SUPERKICK! Miro staggers around on spaghetti legs and Cole nails him with a SECOND SUPERKICK! Miro tumbles through the ropes but lands on his feet, staring up at Cole, enraged!
[ Pat McAfee ] MIRO JUST FREAKIN' ATE THOSE SUPERKICKS!
Miro backs up the ramp, trembling with anger. Finally, he disappears behind the curtain. Satisfied, Cole turns around and is immediately scooped up by John Cena! ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT-- NO! Cena thinks better of it and puts Cole down! Cole falls on his ass and scrambles backward before returning to his feet and eyeing Cena with a sly smirk.
[ Excalibur ] I think Cena realized Cole is the one who pulled him out of a sticky situation. Cooler heads might have prevailed.
Leaning against the ropes, Cole points at the championship belt and we can see him mouth "that's coming home." Cena looks down at the title and then lays it on the mat in front of him. Cole just nods and steps through the ropes, exiting the ring. Cole backs up the ramp and we fade out as Cena picks the title up and holds it over his head.
REFEREE: Mike Chioda | TIME LIMIT - 30:00
After the entrances and introductions, CM Punk and Dolph Ziggler
have found themselves inside the steel cage with Mike Chioda.
The bell sounds and Ziggler wastes no time! He runs for Punk and
Punk has nowhere to hide! Ziggler has Punk in the corner and
begins throwing haymakers in his direction as quickly as his
arms will move! The rabid fans in attendance are eating it up,
pleading for Ziggler to continue the onslaught. Haymakers become
more controlled right hands with predetermined locations, and
Punk desperately kicks Ziggler low and pushes him away. Seeing
the opening, Punk hops up the ropes and begins climbing the side
of the cage to escape!
[ Excalibur ] You cannot win by escaping! CM Punk is simply trying to survive!
[ Pat McAfee ] Dude got blitzed right off the bat by a fired up Dolph Ziggler!
Punk grabs the top of the cage and has Brian Cage meeting him on the other side, but Ziggler grabs Punk’s legs and pulls him down, causing Punk to straddle the top rope! Ziggler bounces the ropes up and down and Punk comedically flails like he’s riding a bull until one final bounce sends him flying towards the mat and landing hard on the canvas. Ziggler picks Punk up and rams his head into the cage! He grabs Punk and sends him flying face-first into the opposite side of the ring, crashing hard into the cage! Ziggler does it again on the third side of the ring and a final time on the fourth! Punk throws a right hand in the direction of nobody and falls face-first on the mat!
[ Pat McAfee ] CM Punk has been a thorn in the side of Dolph Ziggler for months now, and the former Triple Crown Champion is getting his revenge!
[ Excalibur ] I’d call running down your friend with a car and costing you the top prize in our sport multiple times a little more than being a thorn in the side of Dolph Ziggler.
[ Pat McAfee ] Hey man, I don’t come after you when you scream about Tope Suicidas and shit.
Punk pulls himself up off the mat and the camera gets a great shot of blood gushing from his forehead. Ziggler pushes Punk into the corner and mounts the turnbuckle. He begins delivering punch after vicious punch, with the fans counting along to each one. After ceremoniously hitting ten, Ziggler begins biting Punk’s open wound, causing more blood to pour out in the process! Ziggler drops down and spits blood in the air and wipes his mouth off with his now-bloody wrist tape.
[ Pat McAfee ] Dolph Ziggler is a certified maniac! Total sicko!
Ziggler turns back towards Punk and eats a diving clothesline! Punk wipes the blood from his eyes and smears it all over Ziggler’s face before choking him on the mat. Without a disqualification possibility, Mike Chioda can only stand back and let it happen. Punk unwraps some of the tape on his arm and begins choking Ziggler with it, turning his face a bright purple. He lets go and mounts Ziggler, then begins popping Ziggler with stiff elbows!
[ Excalibur ] CM Punk using some of his MMA training from his past-life to blast Ziggler with these elbows to the forehead!
[ Pat McAfee ] CM Punk STUNK in the UFC but he’s provin’ right now that an elbow to the face is undefeated!
[ Excalibur ] Well-
[ Pat McAfee ] STUNK!
Punk rolls off of Ziggler, who now has blood trickling down from the corner of his right eyebrow. Punk kicks Ziggler in the face and begins biting the cut and really opens Ziggler up. Both men are covered in blood, their own and one another’s. Punk begins his attack by methodically choosing his spots on Ziggler. A stiff kick to the ribs, a brutal kick to the spine, and slowly walking around Ziggler, picking him apart piece by piece has the fans getting behind Ziggler and booing every movement Punk makes. He gives the fans two middle fingers and continues deconstructing the former champion. Punk sends Ziggler into the corner with an Irish Whip and quickly follows behind him with a high knee! Punk then grabs Ziggler’s head and runs out of the corner, crashing down with a big bulldog! Punk is on one knee and crosses his arms into an ‘X’ and screams, “BEST IN THE WORLD!” to a massive chorus of boos.
[ Excalibur ] CM Punk survived the early flurry from Ziggler and seems to be firmly in control here.
The blood on Punk’s forehead is clotting up and turning a dark red, almost black, as it dries. He lifts Ziggler off the mat and hooks his arms for a Double Underhook Backbreaker! Punk drops a knee on Ziggler’s back and rears his chin back. Mike Chioda checks on Ziggler, but there’s no way he’s going to submit. Punk slams Ziggler’s head down on the mat and gets up. He picks Ziggler up and hoists him up on his shoulders. Ziggler quickly wiggles off and kicks Punk in the gut! Famouser!
[ Excalibur ] Famouser out of nowhere! It’s over!
One, two, th- kick out! Punk rolls over and crawls away from Ziggler, pulling himself up on the ropes and begins climbing up the cage once again. Ziggler follows, but Punk keeps him at bay with a series of wild kicks. Punk is almost to the top but Ziggler catches him and pulls him down, and now both men are balancing on the top rope and using the cage to steady themselves. A few elbows from Punk create an opening for him to smash Ziggler’s face against the cage, but Ziggler fires back with a punch to the ribs and he rams Punk’s head into the cage as well! Punk leans back but Ziggler grabs him and again rams his head into the cage!
[ Pat McAfee ] This is a dangerous position for ‘em!
[ Excalibur ] That top rope doesn’t offer a lot of room to maneuver, then add in the dangerous cage and it’s a recipe for disaster.
Ziggler rams Punk’s head into the cage twice more but Punk blocks the third attempt! A left hand gives Punk an opening. He hooks his leg around Ziggler’s and grabs his neck - RUSSIAN LEG SWEEP OFF THE TOP ROPE! Both men land hard on the mat and they’re down for the count.
[ Excalibur ] Whoever can get up first has the biggest opportunity of the night! Blood is covering the ring and these men are leaving nothing in the tank!
Ten seconds or so pass by before either man makes a move. Ziggler and Punk both work their way to their knees at the same time and immediately begin trading right hands. Punk hits Ziggler and the crowd boos heavily. Ziggler retaliates to a huge pop.
Punk leans in and bites Ziggler’s forehead again before Ziggler can attempt another punch! Ziggler punches Punk in the gut and headbutts him! Both men collapse to the mat from their knees and are down again, exhausted.
[ Pat McAfee ] There’s so much hatred between these two, Excalibur, that neither man is willing to give the other an inch! I’m afraid someone’s gonna’ die in this ring.
[ Excalibur ] Mike Chioda does have a tall task in front of him of allowing this thing to finish with a true winner while also looking out for the well-being of both men involved.
Punk gets to his knees and pulls himself up with the ropes as Ziggler pulls himself up in the corner. Punk charges at Dolph, but he moves out of the way - ZIG ZAG! Punk hops right back up and Ziggler hits an Atomic Drop and then a big knee lift! He pushes Punk into the ropes and ties his arms up in them! Punk is at Dolph Ziggler’s mercy!
[ Pat McAfee ] Ladies and gentlemen, CM Punk is SCREWED!
Brian Cage runs around the cage to the door and begins trying to pull it open, repeatedly yanking on the lock to break it.
[ Pat McAfee ] Ladies and gentlemen, I may have spoken too soon! This jacked up maniac is ‘bout ta’ rip the friggin’ door off of the cage with his bare damn hands!
Brian Cage gives the door one more good pull and rips it completely off the hinges! The fans gasp in shock of the feat of strength. Cage tosses the door aside and pounds on the steel steps in front of him.
[ Excalibur ] WHO IS THIS?!
Someone comes running down from the back with a lead pipe in their hands! The mystery person is in all black and is wearing a ski mask to disguise their identity. BAM! The lead pipe is bent across the back of Brian Cage! Cage spins around and BAM! The pipe cracks Brian Cage in the head and he drops in a heap to the ground! The mystery person drops the pipe and removes its ski mask.. SONYA DEVILLE! THE CROWD ROARS AS SONYA DEVILLE REVEALS HERSELF!
[ Pat McAfee ] SONYA DEVILLE DONE GOT HERSELF SOME ICE COLD REVENGE FOR MANDY ROSE!
[ Excalibur ] Brian Cage is out cold!
Ace Steel runs down from the back and Sonya picks the pipe up just in time to level him with it before he can get to her or the cage! The crowd is roaring at the turn of events, but inside the cage, things are much different. Ziggler turned his back on Punk to watch Sonya’s back, and CM Punk has worked his way free from the ropes! He blasts Ziggler in the back and wraps himself around Ziggler’s arm.. PEPSI TWIST! Punk walks to the open door and blows a kiss to Sonya Deville. He turns back to Ziggler, picks him up on his shoulders, GO TO SLEEP!
[ Excalibur ] Damn it! CM Punk is going to win this!
Punk mimics the Great Muta and throws the “I love you” signs out with both hands and screams, “BEST IN THE WORLD!” He bends over Ziggler and Ziggler spits in the face! Ziggler quickly jumps to his feet, SUPERKICK! BLONDE AMBITION! The front-facing version of the Zig Zag has Punk on the mat! Ziggler stalks Punk until he stumbles to his feet - ZIG ZAG! He covers Punk with both legs hooked - One… two… three! Dolph Ziggler has done it!
] Dolph Ziggler threw
everything he had left in him for that rally and has vanquished
his foe! CM Punk is defeated and revenge is secured!
interview set backstage is occupied by Cathy Kelley and a
downtrodden “Hangman” Adam Page, still reeling from his match
earlier. Cathy flashes a smile to the camera and addresses those
REFEREE: Aubrey Edwards | TIME LIMIT - 60:00
fans are buzzing with anticipation as Kayla Braxton wraps up the
in-ring introductions. Aubrey Edwards holds up the brand new SGW
Women's World Championship for everyone to see before taking it
to each corner and letting the competitors give it one final
look before the match begins.
[ Pat McAfee ] There it is, brah. That's what it's all about!
[ Excalibur ] It's certainly a prize fit for the first-ever Holiday Hell main evented, not just by women but, by the two most influential women in the history of Solid Gold Wrestling! Which one will be the first to hold it?
Aubrey hands the title off to a ringside attendant, who places it on the timekeeper's table. Aubrey turns and calls for the bell to begin the match but both women remain still in their corners. The camera focuses on each woman as they take in their surroundings, looking around at the buzzing fans and allowing the moment to sink in.
[ Excalibur ] What a moment this is, Pat.
[ Pat McAfee ] I know it's the company motto, I know how cliche it sounds... but these ladies know-- they know whoever wins this match... WILL! LIVE! FOREVER!
Jinny and Alexa finally leave their corners and meet in the center of the ring. Jinny stares Alexa down. Alexa smirks and looks away, staring out at the fans... and then, without warning, Alexa slaps Jinny hard across the face! Jinny's eyes widen and she whips her head back around to face Alexa! Alexa immediately bolts, sliding under the bottom rope! Jinny gives chase! Alexa completes a lap around the ring as the fans go wild before sliding under the bottom rope! Jinny follows her in and Alexa turns on a dime, putting the boots to her!
[ Excalibur ] The devious Alexa Bliss has played Jinny in the opening moments of the match, stealing the advantage just like she stole the SGW Women's World Championship from Christina Von Eerie at SGW KILLS!
[ Pat McAfee ] Ironically, with help from Jinny!
Jinny fights up to all fours and Alexa straddles her back, yanking her head up by a handful of hair and CROSSFACE STRIKING HER WITH HER FOREARM! Jinny rolls over onto her back and Alexa drops down, mounting her and raining down forearm shots! Jinny desperately tries to cover before reaching up and clawing Alexa's eyes! Alexa falls to the side and Jinny rolls over on top of her, grabbing her by either side of her head and pounding it into the mat! Jinny stands and boots Alexa in the stomach, then pulls her up by her hair. Jinny wears a sadistic smile as she drags Alexa behind her by a handful of hair and then yanks her into a suplex position. Alexa blocks it and then punches Jinny in the stomach, causing her to release the hold and back up. Alexa sneers and turns to hit the ropes-- NO! Jinny snatches a handful of Alexa's hair, causing her to fall flat on her back! Alexa rages out and rolls straight back to her feet, only to get nailed with a huge forearm by Jinny!
[ Pat McAfee ] Did you see that impact, brah!?
[ Excalibur ] What a shot! Alexa Bliss should look into seeing Britt Baker later on because that's the kind of blow that will definitely loosen your fillings!
Alexa staggers back and then nails Jinny with a forearm of her own! Jinny nails Alexa a second time! Alexa tees off with another! The fans are heating up as Jinny rears back for a third... only for Alexa to boot her in the stomach and plant her with a snap suplex! Alexa rolls straight back to her feet, hits the ropes, and drops DOUBLE KNEES across Jinny's mid-section! Alexa rolls forward, stands, and then BACKFLIPS ONTO HER! She hooks the leg! ONE! TWO! JINNY KICKS OUT!
[ Excalibur ] It's gonna take a heck of a lot more than that to put Jinny away. She hasn't come this far to go down like that!
[ Pat McAfee ] Exactly. There's way too much heat between these two. I don't see any scenario where Jinny gives Alexa Bliss the satisfaction of pinning her tonight!
Alexa stands and glares down at Jinny before snatching a handful of hair and pulling her off the mat. She whips Jinny into the corner and then charges... HANDSPRING ELBOW-- NO! Jinny forearms Alexa in the back of the head and then grabs her around the waist! GERMAN SUPLEX INTO THE MIDDLE TURNBUCKLE! Alexa ragdolls and lands in a heap! Jinny grabs her ankle and drags her out of the corner! She covers! ONE! TWO! ALEXA BRIDGES OUT! Jinny immediately collapses the bridge with an open hand slap to the stomach! Alexa rolls over, favoring her stomach, looking offended! Jinny wastes no time in grabbing Alexa by the hair and pulling her off the mat. She rattles Alexa's teeth with another big forearm and then whips her into the ropes-- NO! Alexa reverses the Irish whip! Alexa goes for a clothesline but Jinny ducks it and executes a go-behind! GERMAN SUPLEX-- NO! Alexa bends and grabs Jinny's ankle to block it! Before Jinny can pivot, Alexa pounds the mat with both hands and pushes off... WHEELBARROW BULLDOG!
[ Excalibur ] Offense like that is why she's been the champion for over a year now, Pat. Her ability to transition and turn her opponents' offense against them! Say what you will about her size or her tendency to use underhanded tactics... but Alexa Bliss can WORK when she has to!
Alexa gets back to her feet and looks to the turnbuckles. The fans boo loudly as Alexa ascends the ropes and stands on top, looking down at Jinny with contempt. A sly smile creeps across Alexa's face and she flies! TWISTED BLISS-- NO! JINNY GETS HER KNEES UP! Alexa is wrecked! Jinny rolls back to her feet and snatches Alexa up by her wrist... ACID RAINMAKER-- NO! Alexa ducks it and catches Jinny on the turnaround! Boot to the stomach... DDT! Alexa covers! ONE! TWO! JINNY KICKS OUT! Alexa can't believe it!
[ Pat McAfee ] Jinny kicks out with FORCE! Surviving this match-- no, winning that championship means enough to THE FASHIONISTA that she kicked out of the move that ended Hyper Misao's career at WrestleBrawl IV! What's it gonna take to keep her down for the count!? I don't know if the move has been invented yet, Ex-cal!
Alexa is seething as she pulls Jinny to her feet and whips her into the corner. Alexa follows her in... HANDSPRING ELBOW! Alexa remains with her back to Jinny and throws an elbow back into her nose! She hits her with a second elbow and then executes a forward roll, returns to her feet, and then charges... nailing Jinny with a devastating forearm to the chest! Jinny falls into a seated position and Alexa charges again... DOUBLE KNEES TO THE FACE! Alexa drags Jinny out of the corner and begins climbing the turnbuckles... but Jinny springs to her feet and rushes up the turnbuckles on the other side! Jinny and Alexa trade forearms while both are standing on the middle rope! Jinny rattles Alexa with a big right hand and then hooks Alexa's head, grabs her wrist, and then leaps! SWINGING NECKBREAKER FROM THE TOP AND INTO THE RING! Jinny rolls straight back to her feet and pulls Alexa up behind her! Alexa's visibly out of it! Jinny grabs her wrist and nails THE TOUCH OF COUTURE! Jinny covers... BUT AUBREY EDWARDS IS DISTRACTED BY NYLA ROSE! Aubrey is yelling at Nyla Rose to get off the apron as the fans count "ONE! TWO! THREE! ONE! TWO! THREE!" Jinny is furious and stands up, approaching Nyla Rose!
[ Excalibur ] This is ridiculous! Jinny had the match won! We should have a new champion right now!
[ Pat McAfee ] You ain't kiddin', brah, but ya' had t' know that Nyla Rose was gonna get involved somewhere! Nyla Rose is the whole reason Alexa Bliss unified all those belts at Game o' Squids! Alexa's always got the Native Beast in her back pocket!
Aubrey turns and blocks Jinny, keeping her and Nyla Rose from making contact! However, Aubrey's eyes suddenly grow wide as she sees what's coming from behind Jinny! Tipped off by Aubrey's reaction, Jinny steps to the side and Alexa Bliss collides with Aubrey, sending her backward into Nyla Rose! Nyla falls to the floor and Aubrey tumbles through the ropes and onto the apron, out of it!
[ Excalibur ] It looks like Nyla Rose got what was coming to her for costing Jinny the title but... Aubrey Edwards is down as well! We need a referee, stat!
Alexa looks surprised by what she's done and turns around just in time to get whipped about and nailed with the ACID RAINMAKER! Jinny covers! There's no referee! The fans count "ONE! TWO! THREE!" over and over before Jinny finally stands up. She paces back and forth for a moment before... rolling to the floor and checking beneath the ring. Jinny pulls out a table to a huge pop! She sets it up at ringside... only to get AVALANCHED from behind by Nyla Rose! Jinny sprawls forward onto the floor and Nyla Rose snatches her up and lifts her... BEAST BOMB THROUGH THE TABLE!
[ Excalibur ] Jinny's thirst for violence-- Jinny's need to PUNISH Alexa Bliss... it might just have cost her the match!
[ Pat McAfee ] YA' THINK!?
Without wasting any time, Nyla Rose picks up Jinny and rolls her under the bottom rope. The fans are booing as Nyla Rose rolls under the bottom rope and picks up Alexa Bliss, dragging her across the ring and placing her on top of Jinny. Nyla exits the ring as Rick Knox jogs out from the back. The fans are booing as he slides into the ring.
[ Excalibur ] No! NO! The one time Rick Knox decides to do his job--
[ Pat McAfee ] It's not over yet, brah! It's not over 'til his hand hits the mat three times!
He slides into position and counts! ONE! TWO! THREE!
Nyla Rose grabs the championship belt and rolls under the bottom rope with it, shoving it into Alexa's hands. Alexa is still disoriented as she looks down at the title and raises her arm in victory! Tears stream down her face as Nyla Rose helps her to her feet.
[ Excalibur ] Well... Rick Knox's hand hit the mat three times, Pat.
[ Pat McAfee ] That... is NOT how I saw this one going.
Nyla Rose hoists Alexa Bliss onto her shoulder and walks her around the ring as the fans throw garbage into the ring. Nyla finally sets Alexa down and Alexa nearly falls to her knees but catches herself at the last second... only for Aubrey Edwards to come out of nowhere and rip the title from her grasp! The fans EXPLODE!
[ Pat McAfee ] Hey! Hey, what's goin' on!?
[ Excalibur ] Senior referee Aubrey Edwards has taken the championship away from Alexa Bliss!
Rick Knox looks confused as Aubrey approaches him and points at Jinny on the mat, bringing attention to her FOOT RESTING ON THE BOTTOM ROPE! Rick Knox places his hands on the sides of his head, realizing what an error he's made! Alexa begins shrieking "THAT WASN'T THERE! THIS IS BULLSHIT! THE REFEREE'S DECISION IS FINALLLLL!"
[ Pat McAfee ] What's gonna happen!?
[ Excalibur ] I... I think the match has to continue but that decision is in the hands of our senior official!
Aubrey Edwards leans through the ropes and draws Kayla Braxton over. We can see Aubrey telling her something. Kayla nods and then raises the microphone.
[ Kayla Braxton ] Ladies and gentlemen, by order of senior official Aubrey Edwards... this match--
Dramatic pause. The fans are buzzing with anticipation.
[ Kayla Braxton ] --MUST CONTINUUUUUUUUUUUUUE!
The fans erupt! The bell sounds to restart the match! Kayla Braxton takes the championship belt and returns to the table with it! Jinny slowly returns to her feet, looking PISSED! Alexa sneers, but before she can advance on Jinny... someone jumps the rail and climbs into the ring, tackling Nyla Rose to the mat! The hooded woman ties up with Nyla Rose and rolls under the bottom rope with her!
[ Pat McAfee ] Who the hell is this woman attacking Nyla Rose!?
[ Excalibur ] I... I don't know!
Nyla Rose and the hooded woman brawl up the ramp before reaching the stage! Rick Knox tries to separate them! The hooded woman knocks Nyla Rose to the edge of the stage and Rick Knox grabs her around the waist, pulling her back and causing her hood to fall away... revealing NIKKI CROSS! The fans pop huge!
[ Excalibur ] That's Nikki Cross! WE HAVEN'T SEEN ALEXA'S FORMER TAG TEAM PARTNER SINCE SHE WAS SHOVED IN A TRASH CAN BY NYLA ROSE AT GAME OF SQUIDS! SHE'S BACK TO GET EVEN... BY EVENING THE ODDS TONIGHT AT HOLIDAY HELL!
Nikki Cross fights free of Rick Knox's grasp and charges at Nyla Rose... TACKLING HER OFF THE STAGE AND THROUGH A TABLE BELOW! Nyla Rose and Nikki Cross are BOTH neutralized!
[ Pat McAfee ] YO, THEY'RE BOTH DONE FOR, BRAH! NOBODY'S SURVIVING THAT!
[ Excalibur ] AND THEN THERE WERE TWO!
We return to focus on Jinny and Alexa in the ring! Alexa looks unnerved by what just happened to Nyla Rose! Jinny finally stands upright and Alexa charges at her! Jinny ducks a clothesline and catches Alexa on the turnaround! She catches her wrist... ACID RAINMAKERRRRRRRRR! Jinny covers! ONE! TWO! THRE-- ALEXA BRIDGES OUT!
[ Excalibur ] HOW DID THAT NOT END IT!?
[ Pat McAfee ] Say what ya' will about Alexa Bliss, she's the champ for a REASON!
Jinny pulls Alexa back to her feet and hits her with a knee lift to the mid-section. She pulls her in... STYLE CLASH-- NO! Alexa blocks it, sweeps Jinny's legs, and goes for a JACKKNIFE PIN! ONE! TWO! THR-- JINNY KICKS OUT! Both women rolls back to their feet and Jinny walks right into a BIG RIGHT HAND STRAIGHT TO THE JAW! Jinny falls straight back-- NO! Alexa catches her wrist and pulls her in... IMPLANT DDT! Jinny is OUT! Alexa climbs the ropes, then looks down at Jinny, standing on the top rope as boos radiate from the heart of the arena! She flies! TWISTED BLISS--
[ Excalibur ] Not like this!
--NO! JINNY MOVES! ALEXA CRASHES AND BURNS! Jinny rolls to her feet as the impact sends Alexa back up to her knees, favoring her mid-section! ROLLING WHEELKICK ON ALEXA! She goes down and Jinny snatches her up by her wrist... ACID RAINMAKER! She maintains her grip and pulls Alexa straight back up... INTO A SECOND ACID RAINMAKER! Jinny covers and hooks the leg, cradling her tight! ONE! TWO! THREE!
The fans are cheering loudly as Aubrey Edwards brings the championship to Jinny. Jinny looks down at the title and cradles it tightly to her chest.
[ Pat McAfee ] Look at that, Ex-cal! Dreams DO come true!
[ Excalibur ] Indeed, they do! Here in the main event of Holiday Hell on New Year's Eve, Jinny has reclaimed the championship she feels was stolen from her at So-Called Rivals in 2020! She has solidified her place in history by ending the longest women's title reign in history, overcoming the odds and defeating Alexa Bliss here tonight!
WALTER and Tyler Breeze make their way down to the ring and hoist Jinny onto their shoulders as pyro rains down from the rafters. Alexa Bliss rolls under the bottom rope and walks to the back, cradling her head. She stops on the stage and looks back, tears in her eyes, before disappearing behind the curtain.
[ Pat McAfee ] All respect to Alexa Bliss, no one has or ever will again do what she's done as SGW champion. She's the Great Unifier, the Golden Goddess! Her contributions will never be forgotten and I know we haven't seen the last of her!
[ Excalibur ] Alexa and Jinny are destined to do this dance for as long as they share a spot on the same roster, Pat. You're absolutely right.
We fade out on a shot of Jinny holding the championship over her head.
End of transmission.