The scene shifts to an establishment shot of the Rogers Arena exterior. We then transition inside the arena, where white and purple pyro shoot off in various patterns. We then head to a wide shot of the arena. The camera pans around, capturing the rabid crowd.
Kris Cruise: Welcome to British Columbia, Canada! Welcome to… GRAPPLE KINGDOM 3! I am Kris Cruise! Joining me as always is my colleague, Stephy Auger! We are coming to you live from Rogers Arena here in lovely Vancouver! Listen to this capacity crowd! They are hot for FGA’s first Pay Per View offering here in 2020. This year has been a crazy won thus far. I know I speak for everyone when I say that we appreciate the support of everyone here tonight and at home. Tonight, we are looking to bring you a jam packed card from top to bottom. I know I tend to say that a lot. But Stephy, we’ve got thirteen matches on tap here tonight. I think I can speak for everyone when I say that every one of these bouts will deliver!
Stephy Auger: Seven championships will be on the line! We’ve got the Semis and Finals of the Wildcard Lottery! Not to mention, the Unsanctioned Fight between “The Franchise” Ricky Valero and the returning Evan Envi!
Kris Cruise: Kicking things off tonight will be our first of seven championship matches as Silk & Cyanide will defend their United States Tag Team Championship against The Saturnian Connection! Silk & Cyanide were busy voicing their displeasure at being “overlooked” that they completely overlooked Nando Fresno & Jillian Clay and it cost them!
Stephy Auger: SatCon got a nice little upset victory over the champions. Good for them. But I want to see if they’re for real. I need to see them do it again. This time, with the titles on the line!
Kris Cruise: After that, we’ve got the brass Australia, Nicholas King, taking on the veteran Patrick Jones! Nicholas King called out the retired Owen Gonsalves for months on end. When Gonsalves continued to no show King’s “challenges”, King had the audacity to count those as victories for himself. Yet when Patrick Jones came to the ring and offered King a fight against an active member of the roster in himself, King ran for the hills.
Stephy Auger: King never ran for the hills. He’s never run from Jones a day in his life. I don’t know why Jones is even sticking up for Gonsalves. It’s not like they were best buds or anything.
Kris Cruise: Why did he do it? No matter what issues or disagreements Jones and Gonsalves had in the past, he had the utmost respect for Owen at the end of the day.
Stephy Auger: Oh yeah? Well Jones is going to see where sticking his nose in business it doesn’t belong gets him here tonight.
Kris Cruise: It’s going to be a Triple Threat affair as Ashley Sands defends her 15 Championship against Mark Bisley and Ashley Marie Chase. There has been a lot of tension as of late between Sands and Chase, who are two thirds of AAA. These two are supposed to be best buds, but they’re letting the 15 Championship get in between them.
Stephy Auger: Yes they are and “Smart” Mark is doing the smart thing by stirring the pot. He’s been exactly right this entire time. Sands is the reason that the two of them lost in the first round of the Wildcard Lottery. He’s also been spot on in Sands viewing Chase as less than. Even AMC herself as gotten hip to Sands treating her as the “Lesser Ashley.” Tonight, Sands is going to have trouble on her hands as she’ll be facing challengers from both sides. Will she make it out with the 15 Championship? I don’t think so!
Kris Cruise: Someone who is looking to walk out with a championship is Chaz Holiday, who will be challenging Ace Voltage for the Mid-Atlantic Legacy Championship.
Stephy Auger: Holiday thought he could just show up after five years and be handed a title shot. The only thing he got handed was a beating at the hands of Ace Voltage. Tonight, Ace finishes what he started on Vertigo!
Kris Cruise: Then, we’ve got the first of what could be many, many matches this evening for both members of Pendragon. Lowri Moss, the newly crowned Pride Champion, and Neal Durden will be defending their World Tag Team Titles against Lisa Seldon and Anastasia Hayden, The Hellcat Spangled Death Squad!
Stephy Auger: This one has been a long time coming, Cruise. The Hellcats won the 2019 Dynamic Duos Tag Team Tournament. They had their pick of which set of tag titles they wanted to challenge. Tonight, we finally get to see these two teams, arguably two of the best tag teams in all of wrestling, lock horns.
Kris Cruise: Another championship match will follow when the dominant Nina Stokes defends her United States Championship against Sadie San Francisco.
Stephy Auger: Sadie has been disrespecting the champion for weeks now. Tonight, “The Pope” will find out what happens when you draw the ire of “The Kodiak”! My prediction? Pain!
Kris Cruise: Then, we will have the long away in-ring return of Evan Envi. The Chief” will return the first time in nearly six months when he goes head to head with Ricky Valero in an Unsanctioned Match!
Stephy Auger: These two used to be the best of friends. But “The Good Guys” have turned to Bitter Enemies. This one is going to get ugly quick.
Kris Cruise: The following three matches will feature both the Semifinals and Finals of the Wildcard Lottery. First up will be Pride Champion Lowri Moss taking on Seth Iser. Then, Grand Slam winner Izzy Anders will go head to head with Neal Durden, with the Finals taking place immediately thereafter!
Stephy Auger: There might not be anything even left of Pendragon after what I’m sure will undoubtedly be a war with the Hellcat Spangled Death Squad. But if by some miracle they survive that match, Lowri Moss will be matched up against Seth Iser while Neal Durden will be placed across the ring with Izzy Anders. To say that the two of them have their work cut out for them would be an understatement. Can one, or both members of Pendragon, pull off the upset and secure a top tier championship match? Or are we destined for another epic encounter between Wrestling’s Greatest Mind and The Mindkiller?
Kris Cruise: Well as far as tonight’s concerned, Izzy Anders considers herself The Dreamkiller. But we will see if FGA’s second ever Grand Slam winner can get herself back in top title contention with a tournament win here this evening. Knowing Seth like we know him, you know he’s been devising a plan of attack for weeks now. One of those four will have their choice of a World Championship match or a International Heavyweight Champion match, along with $100,000, when it’s all said and done! Speaking of top title contention, Ashlyn De Luca earned herself an International Heavyweight Championship match as she “led” her team to victory on the final episode of Flashpoint over Johnny Karma and eventual International champion, Cordy Stevenson. “De Lucz,” as she likes to call herself, has been running like a scalded dog with the case of the limber tail after cheap shotting Cordy. But tonight, De Luca runs out of places to run and hide. She has to put up or shut up. Let me tell you, Stephy, Cordy Stevenson would love nothing more than to shut up De Luca here tonight.
Stephy Auger: First of all, she DID lead her team to victory. Second of all, the only reason Ashlyn has been running his because Cordy Stevenson decided to stalk her like a lunatic!
Kris Cruise: What!?
Stephy Auger: You don’t remember a couple of weeks back, when that poor taximan was hijacked by Cordy as she tried to chase De Luca all over town!?
Kris Cruise: You and I must be watching different shows.
Stephy Auger: Clearly! Cordy thinks it’s all good because she waltz back into FGA and was able to somehow steal the International championship from Savannah Taylor. The Las Vegas Siren has more pressing matters to attend to tonight. But that’s okay, because my pal Ashlyn is gonna set Cordy straight and become the NEEEEWWWWWWW International Heavyweight Champion. Then, with Cordatello out of the picture, we can finally get what we’ve all been waiting for: Ashlyn versus Savannah, one on one, for the International championship!
Kris Cruise: Well I’m sure these great fans would love for nothing more than to see Ashlyn and Savannah beat the heck out of each other. But you’re getting a little ahead of yourself. Before Ashlyn can think of Savannah or anyone else, she has to defeat Cordy and win the International Championship here tonight. That may just be too tall of a task for her. But we will see. Speaking of Savannah, the next chapter in her war with Jimmy Page will be written here tonight when these two go ahead to head in a Chivalry is Dead Match. There are no Disqualifications, no Count Outs. The rulebook is being thrown out the window. Anything goes, Stephy! We’ve only seen the bitterest of rivalries be escalated to this point. This match here? This is the point of no return for these two.
Stephy Auger: Neither Savannah or Jimmy will be the same after this one. Jimmy Page nearly had his career ended the last time he competed in a Chivalry is Dead match. Tonight, Savannah Taylor is looking to finish off the so-called King of the F’n World, once and for all!
Kris Cruise: Then finally, in your main event, your 2018 and 2019 FGA Wrestler of the Year, Fujiko Mine, will defend her World Championship against James Edwards! Edwards overcame both Chris Madison and Marlon Cure in a Triple Threat Match to become the number one contender. Does he have what it takes to end the record-setting ride that the Apex Goddess is on tonight?
Stephy Auger: You talked about the fans wanting to see Ashlyn and Savannah beat the hell out of each other?. Well I want to see these two beat the hell out of each other! Does Edwards have what it takes. Sure he does? Will he? We’ll see. Fujiko Mine is obsessed with wanting to go down as not just one of the greats, but THE greatest in FGA’s history. But will that drive to be the greatest overextend her? Will it cause her to take a chance that proves costly? I know The Burning Heart hopes so. He’s been salivating for this moment, Cruise.
Kris Cruise: Indeed he has. Before we get the first match of Grapple Kingdom Three underway, we’d like to show you some footage from earlier today. Take a look...
There is a loud commotion outside of the Rogers Arena as a large group seems to be gathering. Given the climate of the world right now, that may not exactly be the best thing but that’s neither here nor there. Spencer Burke, being the investigative and reporting BAWSE that he is, makes his way towards the crowd in an attempt to find out exactly what is going on.
Spencer Burke: Excuse me…
He waves frantically at a group of girls that has just emerged from the crowd, all giddy and smiling and holding something in their hands. Spencer flails his arm again.
Spencer Burke: Excuse me, ladies…
The girls stop in their tracks and turn towards him.
Girl #1: Oh my God!!! You’re the FGA interviewer guy, aren’t you?
Another girl chimes in.
Girl #2: Yeah, that Spencer guy.
Spencer blushes a bit, being recognized straight away obviously having your boy feeling like the man. He gives them an acknowledging nod.
Spencer Burke: I am. Spencer Burke.
He glances over at the direction from which they came.
Spencer Burke: I couldn’t help but to notice you ladies coming from that crowd over there. Exactly what is going on?
The girls look at each other and then giggle, holding up the items in their hands.
Girl #1: Cordelia Stevenson is over there, and she’s giving everyone that signs her petition free ‘Get Familiar’ face masks!
She holds up one of Cordy’s patented devil face emoji face masks, and the other girl does as well.
Girl #2: Totally wasn’t passing that up! These things are hard to come by.
Spencer furrows his brow.
Spencer Burke: Her… petition?
The girls giggle again and nod.
Girl #1: Yeah, for Ashlyn De Luca.
The look of confusion remains on Spencer’s face.
Spencer Burke: For Ashlyn?
Both girls nod their heads.
Girl #1: You need to go over there and sign it so you can get you one of these too!
The girl declares as she covers her face with the face mask. The other girl does the same as they both continue on their way. Even more curious now, Spencer continues on towards the growing crowd. As he approaches, Cordelia’s voice can be heard over the murmur of the crowd.
Cordelia Stevenson: Please, let’s keep it orderly guys! I know you’re just as eager as I am to get her there, but please, one at a time!
Spencer Burke: What is she doing?
Spencer asks himself as he excuses himself through the crowd, before finally opting to just step around a barricade and walking back around to where Cordelia is. She has a booth set up, and there are several lines of people waiting their turn to sign this so called ‘petition’ of hers. Spencer looks on in disbelief for a moment as she works the crowd, having them genuinely enjoy themselves before the show later in the evening.
Spencer Burke: Cordy?
Cordelia turns around and her eyes widen in delight. It was obvious that she was smiling behind the face mask that she also wore.
Cordelia Stevenson: Spencey!!!! It’s good to see ya. Are you out here to support the cause?
Spencer cocks his head to the side.
Spencer Burke: The cause? What cause?
It’s almost as if that is just what Cordelia wanted to hear. She grabs a copy of her petition from the table and saunters over towards him.
Cordelia Stevenson: This cause!
She says, holding her gloved hand out towards him so that he can take a look at the papers. Spencer takes the paper and looks it over. His face is a myriad of thoughts and expressions as he flips through the petition. Finally he lets out a laugh and looks up at Cordelia.
Spencer Burke: You’re trying to petition for Ashlyn De Luca to be reserved a spot on any National Olympic Track and Field team?!
Cordelia Stevenson: I am. I mean, truth be told she’s one of the greatest runners I’ve ever seen in my life. Fast, can go long distances, you know she has that incredible stamina to just keep running. The way she hopped the barriers and stuff like that, you can’t tell me you couldn’t see her killing the hurdles or something. She’d be a gold medalist any way you look at it. And I want people to succeed, Spencer. I want people to thrive at the things they’re good at.
Spencer Burke: So for Ashlyn, that’s running?
Cordy’s eyes light up.
Cordelia Stevenson: Well we both know she wouldn’t make the cut for wrestling.
The shade. Cordelia turns towards the camera and gives it this face. Whipping her head back around, she turns towards Spencer and continues on.
Cordelia Stevenson: Now I know the Olympics are at serious risk this year with the Coronavirus and everything going around, but if things get better, and I pray that they do -- then I’m all for Ashy hitting her giddy up and shining like the star that I know she can be. I’m pretty sure it's too late for qualifiers and stuff, but ASH DESERVES A CHANCE!!!!
Cordelia turns around and snatches a bullhorn off of the table and leads the crowd in a chant.
Cordelia Stevenson: ASH DESERVES A CHANCE! ASH DESERVES A CHANCE!!!! ASH-LYN! ASH-LYN!
And sure enough, the crowd is behind her sentiments a hundred percent. Spencer Burke can only stand back in awe of the crazy sight unfolding before him. The crowd continues to chant as Cordelia sets the bullhorn down and walks back towards him. She slips off her face mask with a smirk.
Cordelia Stevenson: If you happen to see her, just let her know that this is something she should seriously consider. Because as it stands now, she’s got a much better chance of this petition going through than she does of beating me here tonight. Running can get her a lot of places, but it will never get her this.
She casually lifts her International Heavyweight Championship into the air.
Cordelia Stevenson:This is something that she’s gonna have to see me about. And I’ll ...be … waiting.
Cordelia offers a final nod to Spencer and the camera crew before she turns back to entertain the crowd. The scene then fades away to a Grapple Kingdom 3 logo.
As the attention of the camera switches elsewhere, Amanda Johnson is standing backstage somewhere, together with the duo of Neal Durden and Lowri Moss. Ahead of what is going to be a busy night for the two Welsh grapplers, they are both already dressed in their respective ring attire, in addition to which Neal is wearing a Pendragon t-shirt, with Lowri seen to be sporting a Wrestling, Innit? t-shirt. The FGA World Tag Team Champions each have their half of the titles resting comfortably on their right shoulders, while Lowri has the Pride Championship draped over her left shoulder.
Amanda Johnson: Neal, Lowri, for both of you, tonight has the potential to be one of the biggest nights of your young careers. Firstly, the two of you will be making your latest defense of the world tag team titles, against the Hellcat Spangled Death Squad, then later on, you will each be competing in the semifinals of the Wildcard Lottery, and potentially the final, with a match at Only the Strong Survive for either the World Championship or the International Heavyweight Championship awaiting the winner.
Neal and Lowri exchange a glance, as Amanda continues.
Amanda Johnson: With everything that’s at stake tonight for the pair of you, are there any extra nerves for either of you?
With a shake of her head, Lowri responds to the reporter’s question.
Lowri Moss: Not for me, Amanda. I don’t mean to sound blasé at all about this, because I know it’s not a scenario that occurs all that often, fighting for one title, then later competing for a shot at another, and I don’t think either of us has ever been in a situation like this before, but personally, I’m genuinely not feeling any extra nerves. Perhaps if I had found myself in this position two years ago, when I still wasn’t quite yet used to the taste of success, maybe then I would’ve been nervous, but now, even though it’s not a situation that I’ve faced before, instead of being nervous, I’m relishing what lies ahead of me here tonight.
Neal lets the tag title belt that was resting on top of his shoulder drop all the way to the floor until he has nothing in his hands. He takes a long look at the belt, while Lowri and Amanda are a bit baffled. Once he gets his eyes back on Amanda he smirks.
Neal Durden: There’s always nerves, Amanda. That’s how you know things are where they should be. Champions are always nervous, because we’re the ones defending; we’re the ones that have something to lose. Tonight is no exception. Yet, nerves are what keep you on your toes; they’re what kick in when everything else fails. They’re the ones that tell you that you’re actually alive and...
Neal points to his half of the tag team belts and keeps his gaze straight.
Neal Durden: I’m alive, Amanda. Is there any doubt?
Amanda Johnson: The World Tag Team Championship match between yourselves and the Hellcat Spangled Death Squad has been a couple of months in the making, at least. Following their victory in the Dynamic Duos tournament, Anastasia Hayden and Lisa Seldon subsequently revealed that they had decided to challenge you for your titles, which came after you had made it clear that you wanted to be the ones to face the Dynamic Duos winners, so for both of you, is this match about more than simply those belts that are currently in your possession?
Neal smirks at the question and, sensing he has something to say, Lowri simply waves her hands allowing Neal to be the first to answer the question.
Neal Durden: Of course, Amanda. For a long time now, we’ve been saying that we’re, if not the best tag team in the world, one of them. This match is more important than these belts right now. The Hellcat Spangled Death Squad is considered one of the premier tag teams in the world and this is a dream match for many fans for that very reason. Tonight, whoever walks out with their hands raised… might get the right to call themselves outright, the undisputed BEST tag team in the world. In a way, this goes beyond FGA… this is a match to prove to the wrestling world that WE have the best division in all of wrestling; that WE have the most prestigious tag team titles in all of wrestling. This is the match the board might’ve been salivating for, for the months since Ana and Lisa won Dynamic Duos.
Durden taps on Lowri’s shoulder as he continues.
Neal Durden: It’s no secret to anyone that we strive for competition and tonight we get that in spades.
Not just in the World Tag Team Championship match, of course.
Lowri Moss: Amanda, you spoke to me after the Eight Year Anniversary Show, which was the night when Ana and Lisa made the announcement that they decided to go after our titles, and I remember telling you at the time that I was pleased they had made what I saw as being “the right decision.” The reason why we wanted to be the ones to face whichever team won the final is because, like Neal just said, we want to face the best competition-- and there aren’t many better teams anywhere in the world of wrestling than the Hellcat Spangled Death Squad.
Lowri pauses to take a breath, before continuing.
Lowri Moss: There was an episode of Flashpoint last year, I think it was just prior to the semifinals of Dynamic Duos, or maybe the quarters, where Neal and I discussed which of the remaining teams in the tournament we would like to potentially face, and while I felt obligated to mention Blaise and Ethan, as well as Laurel and Carina, I remember Neal was in doubt about which team he wanted to go up against, that being Ana and Lisa.
There is a nod of the head from Neal, verifying Lowri’s statement.
Lowri Moss: In fact, going back a couple of months earlier, when the participants for Dynamic Duos were revealed, we watched on with interest, and one of the teams that immediately stood out, or maybe even the team that stood out, were the Hellcat Spangled Death Squad. Of all the other teams that were in the tournament, I think maybe only the Canadian Chainsaw Massacre have a reputation that is comparable, and of course, they were beaten by Ana and Lisa in the first round. Neal talked about other people “salivating” at the prospect of this match, but I think that applies to us too. It’s a match that we’ve both been eagerly anticipating since before it was even set in stone, and now that it’s here, we want to go out there and show who the better team is.
Amanda Johnson: During the announcement that the Hellcat Spangled Death Squad made at the Eight Year Anniversary Show, Anastasia Hayden talked about herself and Lisa Seldon having crossed paths with you, Lowri, in one of FGA’s affiliate promotions, Rose City Wrestling. Ana said that she had always wanted a match against you when you’re in her element, so I wonder, given your past meetings with the Hellcats, does tonight’s match hold any additional meaning for you?
Lowri takes a second or two to consider the question, and when her reply comes, it is preceded by a sigh.
Lowri Moss: You know, I remember watching Ana and Lisa’s first round match against CCM, and just before the match began, I remember hearing Geoff Penzer say that the Hellcat Spangled Death Squad were “the most dominant team in Rose City history,” which… as much as I would like to be able to stand here and dispute that claim, having been a Rose City Tag Team Champion myself, I’m not going to even bother trying. Together, with Anna Mathews, Ana and Lisa won the Trios Championship, and they then went on to defeat all the viable competition, so much so that the titles effectively ended up being retired, while they were still the champions! And that’s not to mention the reign that Ana and Lisa had with the tag titles in Rose City.
Amanda Johnson: I believe I’m right in saying that the team who held the Rose City Tag Team Championship immediately prior to Anastasia Hayden and Lisa Seldon was yourself and Blaise Fader.
Now it is Lowri’s turn to nod her head.
Lowri Moss: You are indeed correct, Amanda-- but that doesn’t quite tell the whole story. You see, when Blaise and I lost the titles, I had been forced to defend them with another partner. However, that wasn’t because Blaise was unable to compete - it was because she had instead been booked in another match on the same card. That’s a decision that I’ve never been able to get my head around, and while I don't really want to stand here and moan too much about it, because it's something that happened more than a year ago, in a different promotion, I would be lying if I said that the memory of it doesn’t still rankle with me a little, so… I’m not going to go as far as to say I’m looking to get revenge for that against Ana and Lisa tonight, but I guess maybe this is kind of a chance for me to put things right, with Neal taking the place of Blaise, one best friend in place of the other.
Neal puts his right hand’s fingers on his chest and moves back a bit, like he was kind of insulted.
Neal Durden: Excuse me, but I am looking for revenge… the fact that Lisa called us “Welsh Pricks,” and that enabled the guy who handles the Underground’s social media to start calling us that is an irreparable offense that should be reprimanded in a matter bestowed only to my worst offenders; so I demand a Moana Gummy Bears Deathmatch!
Neal cannot hide the smile on his face, as he puts his left hand over Lowri’s shoulder.
Neal Durden: But in all seriousness, tonight goes beyond two straps. It is a match that we’ve been desiring for a long time and I’m glad I have the one person that knows me better than even myself by my side tonight. I’m sure this is one fans around the globe will keep an eye on and we’re gonna put our division on the collective consciousness once and for all.
Amanda Johnson: Well, that division also of course includes the current United States Tag Team Champions, and it appears that Silk & Cyanide haven’t taken too kindly to the fact that the Hellcat Spangled Death Squad chose to face you, rather than them, with Sara Mason saying recently that the two of you were, “Seen as the path of least resistance.” Do you have any comment that you would like to make in response to that?
Neal shrugs as he looks at Lowri as if to take a turn at the question.
Neal Durden: They might think what they want. I mean they have gold around their waists to back whatever claim they make. Thing is, in our most recent encounter we defeated them right in the middle of the ring and if logic serves me correctly, that victory means we’re above them in the pecking order.
Durden’s eyes start moving as he seems to be making up some wrestling math in his head, just as he continues.
Neal Durden: That’s not to say there’s no merit in what they’ve accomplished. But, tonight they also have a chance to prove they deserve to be seen in the same light as us and the Hellcats; as some of the top teams in the whole world. If they actually believe we’re the path of “less resistance,” then they should have no problem against The Saturnian Connection.
Lowri Moss: And that’s exactly who they should be focusing on right now, not us or Ana and Lisa. Because if they don’t, then there may well be a repeat tonight of what occurred last Saturday, and if that happens, then they won’t be the United States Tag Team Champions for much longer!
Amanda Johnson: I said at the start that for both of you, this has the potential to be one of the biggest nights of your careers so far. Knowing that you’re going to be wrestling in at least two matches tonight, and possibly three, how confident are each of you that you’re going to be able to cope with the demands of your World Tag Team Championship defense and the Wildcard Lottery, especially considering the caliber of opponents that you’re going to be up against?
A slight smirk appeared on Neal’s face. He is undoubtedly the biggest underdog tonight and he knows it. He lets his head hang a bit before returning his attention to Amanda without letting Lowri take the question first.
Neal Durden: One match at a time… that’s the key. We must not look further than the challenge right in front of us and right now, that’s Ana and Lisa. Maybe Lowri feels differently, but… for me, we cannot look too much ahead because, then, we might risk getting in the same trap we just warned Silk & Cyanide about.
Lowri looks at him with a warm smile on her face.
Lowri Moss: No, you’re spot on.
She then turns back to Amanda.
Lowri Moss: I know it’s a cliché, but “one match at a time” is definitely how we need to take things. As for how are we going to cope with the physical demands of tonight, I can only reiterate what I told Jessie last month: I’ve wrestled multiple times in the same night on more than one occasion previously, so I know for a fact that I’ve got the endurance to be able to wrestle three times tonight, if I make it to the final of the Wildcard Lottery.
She takes a quick glance at the championship belts resting on her shoulders.
Lowri Moss: And obviously I'm already guaranteed to leave here tonight with at least one title in my possession, the Pride Championship, regardless of whatever else happens, but if there's anyone who thinks that because of that, I might take it easy in our tag title match, and leave it to Neal to do most of the heavy lifting, so as to save myself for the Wildcard Lottery, then they're sorely mistaken; despite having one, or hopefully two more matches still to come afterwards, I’ll be going all out to try to make sure that we keep hold of the world tag titles, just as I would if it was my only match of the night.
Durden hears what his partner said and smirks, letting out a bit of a sigh. Being the acute journalist that she is, Amanda picked up on this and tried to ask something, but was met with Neal’s index finger waving her “no.”
Lowri Moss: And then, you know, if the Wildcard Lottery ends up producing an all-Pendragon final, well… may the better dragon win.
Lowri then winks at Neal, following which the show transitions to ringside.
Kris Cruise: Pendragon with some words for Silk & Cyanide, Stephy.
Stephy Auger: They need to shut up and worry about themselves. Silk & Cyanide have this covered.
Kris Cruise: Silk & Cyanide assuming that they have the Saturnian Connection handled is what landed them in this situation here tonight!
UNITED STATES TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (c) Silk & Cyanide vs. The Saturnian Connection
The lights in the arena dim, and multiple green-and-blue lasers illuminate the interior of the arena with what appear to be starlight, giving its ceiling the look of a planetarium, earning a roar from Vancouver.
"Attention, all personnel, this is CBTS; phase vehicle pre-count operation will start on my mark in
Polaris’ “Hey Sandy” explodes across the PA system as the arena lights explode to life, casting shades of blue and green across the arena. A white smoke billows at the top of the ramp-- and from it emerges Nando Fresno: Alien Hunter, pausing to scan the audience with a skeptical eye… though a brief smirk crosses his face as he’s met with a roar from the crowd. Nando treks down the ramp, though the camera lingers on the smoke as Jillian Clay emerges from behind him. Her eyebrows raise slightly as she admires the interior of the Rogers Arena, turning in a full three-sixty, arms at her sides as she reache the bottom of the ramp, looking out into the crowd with a grin.
J.A. Aldridge: Ladies and gentlemen, the following contest, scheduled for ONE fall, is for the FGA UNITED STATES TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP! Introducing first, the challengers! Making their way to the ring at a total combined weight of 286 pounds! They are the team of Nando Fresno: Alien Hunter and Jillian Clay… THE SATURNIAN CONNECTION!
Kris Cruise: Glad to see the smile back on Jillian Clay’s face after months of torment at the hands of Ricky Valero, who we’ll see in an unsanctioned fight with the returning Evan Envi later on tonight-- but she’s gonna have to get serious to compete with our Tag Team Champions. They’ll be on guard after already suffering one loss to the Saturnian Connection.
Stephy Auger: These dorks don’t even have an official contract yet! Silk & Cyanide aren’t company shills, but there has to be some sort of precedent and the champs are gonna uphold it! Darn it!
Nando climbs the turnbuckles inside the ring, gazing out into the audience with an almost studious look, arms crossed calmly behind his back, while Clay seems hellbent on excitedly waving to every single fan that throws a hand up to wave to the challengers in the ring. Nando turns his gaze toward the ramp, eyes narrowed in determination.
The arena lights dim as the sound of a woman's laugh heavy with contempt echoes through the arena, which soon segues into the bassline of "She's Gone Away" signals the arrival of Erin Mariani and Sara Mason as the duo slink onto the entrance ramp and pause for a moment, as Mariani slowly runs her fingertip down the face of her title belt as Mason drops to a crouch to raise the title she's been dragging along the entranceway so it's next to her face, as the two look towards the ring with a combination of amusement and malice
You dig in places till your fingers bleed Spread the infection, where you spill your seed
The pair turn their heads towards one another and share a conspiratorial look before they slowly turn their attention back towards the ring and without a moment's hesitation the pair begin to walk towards the ring, keeping in step with one another and maintaining focus on what they have planned for the sorry individuals that think they stand a chance at taking their titles away from them
I can't remember what she came here for I can't remember much of anything anymore
Once the duo reach ringside Mariani climbs the ring steps and climbs the ropes so she's perched with one foot upon the top turnbuckle as she literally holds her title belt over Her opponents' heads while, at the same time, Mason dives under the bottom rope and slides into the ring and quickly rises to a knee and looks directly towards their entertainment for this evening with her belt clenched in her hands
J.A. Aldridge: Their opponents, making their way to the ring at a total combined weight of 248 pounds! They are the reigning… defending… FGA United States Tag Team Champions! They are the team of Erin Mariani and Sara Mason… SILK & CYANIDE!
Having staked their place in the ring, Mariani vaults over the ropes and twists in mid-air so she lands on Her feet in the corner while looking directly towards the opponent while Mason slowly crawls back towards the same corner while maintaining a stare in the opponent's direction the entire time before she reaches to her sides to pull herself into a crouching position
As the duo await the opening bell Mason glares towards towards the opponents with her title belt slung over her shoulder, daring them to come a little closer to see what will happen, while Mariani places her belt on her partner's free shoulder and wears a bemused smirk upon Her face knowing full well what the duo have in mind for the poor souls standing across the ring from them.
Kris Cruise: Look at that look from Erin Mariani. There’s bad intentions behind that smirk.
Stephy Auger: You bet there is, and that’s bad news for the Saturnian Connection.
The bell sounds as Jillian Clay and Sara Mason start things off for their respective teams. Clay heads over to initiate a collar-and-elbow when Mason doubles her over with a cross chop to the throat!
Kris Cruise: Sara Mason with a cheap shot early!
Stephy Auger: Protect yourself at all times, Cruise! That’s Wrestling 101.
The boos continue when Mason takes Clay by the hair, runs into the corner and slams her face-first into the top turnbuckle. After turning Clay around, Mason hits her with the Salem Slap (palm strike to the face) before doubling her over with the Lyssa (side kick to an opponent's midsection). Mason then sets up for another irish whip when Clay reverses and follows her into the opposite corner. Instead of crashing in the corner, Mason hops through the ropes and goes to watch Clay with a pendulum kick. But Clay’s able to block the kick, swat Mason’s legs back down and counter with a reverse bulldog! Clay is cheered while she drags Mason from out of the corner before making the cover.
ONE! . . TWO! . . Mason kicks out.
Kris Cruise: That was a great counter there by Clay, but it only gets a two count.
Mason gets brought back to her feet before winding up on the receiving end of an arm wrench. After Mason wrenches over and quickly takes control with an arm wrench of her own, Clay rolls forward, leans back, kips up, and spins in place before transitioning behind Mason with a hammerlock. The hold doesn’t stay on for long as Mason reaches back and breaks the hold with an elbow to the face. She then turns around and catches Clay with a series of palm strikes to the chest, followed by an elbow to the face. Mason then hits the far ropes, comes back and tackles Clay down with a Lou Thesz Press before following up with multiple headbutts. Clay is then dragged by hair into the Silk & Cyanide corner before Erin Mariani gets tagged in.
Kris Cruise: Mason makes the tag out to Mariani. She’s going to look to keep control of the match after Mason swung momentum back in their favor.
Mariani steps into the ring, takes Clay and whips her into the far ropes before sending her flipping down to the mat with a kitchen sink. While Clay is in a seated position, Mariani runs over and nails her in the back of the head with a running hip attack! She makes the cover.
ONE! . . TWO! . . Clay gets her shoulder up.
Mariani pulls Clay up off the mat before whipping her into the corner. She then rushes in, hops on top of Clay and throws her out of the corner with a monkey flip. Instead of crashing to the mat, Clay’s able to land on her feet before running into the corner and tagging in Nando Fresno! Fresno immediately springboards to the top rope before knocking Mariani down with a missile dropkick! He goes for the cover.
ONE! . . TWO! . . Mariani kicks out.
Fresno sets up for an irish whip when Mariani reverses, sending him into the far ropes. The Alien Hunter then comes back and brings Mariani down with a running hurricanrana. As Mariani gets back to her feet, Fresno heads back into the far ropes, comes back and knocks her down with a spinning heel kick before going for the cover.
ONE! . . TWO! . . Mariani kicks out.
Kris Cruise: Fresno with another nearfall! He’s been on fire since tagging in and has swung momentum back in the favor of SatCon!
Stephy Auger: The match isn’t over yet, Cruise! Silk & Cyanide aren’t giving up the belts this easily.
Kris Cruise: SatCon aren’t planning on Silk & Cyanide giving up the belts. They’re planning on taking them and if Fresno and Clay keep this up, they’ll be well on their way.
Mariani is whipped into the far ropes. When she returns, she sees Fresno setting up for a back body drop. So she goes to counter with a sunset flip until Fresno counters with a standing double foot stomp! He then heads into the corner and tags Clay back in. Once Clay steps back into the ring, The Saturnian Connection take control of Mariani before bringing her down with a double spinning arm wrench takedown. Mariani is then pulled back to her feet by Clay before being sent back off into the far ropes. When she returns, she gets thrown down with an arm drag. A second arm drag returns Mariani to the mat. Clay then rushes over and executes an overflow arm drag, which sends Mariani rolling to the outside.
Mason immediately hops off the apron and tends to Mariani on the outside. The capacity crowd starts to boo Silk & Cyanide as they are in no rush to get back into the ring. The US tag champs start to come up with a second plan. But their plans get cut short when Fresno flips over the top rope and takes them both out with a corkscrew plancha!
Kris Cruise: Mason & Mariani just got wiped out by Fresno on the outside!
Fresno takes Mariani and slams her face-first onto the mat before pushing her back into the ring. Clay then runs over towards the ropes, jumps up and lands across Mariani with an Arabian Press moonsault! She hooks the leg.
ONE! . . TWO! . . Mason reaches back inside, grabs Clay by the hair with both hands and pulls her to the outside.
Clay tries to fight Mason off until she gets doubled over with a knee to the midsection. She then tries for a running one-handed bulldog on the outside until Clay shoves her off of her. Mason then turns around and motions to go after Clay until Fresno runs along the apron, leaps off and blindsides her with a shotgun dropkick that sends her flying into the guardrail!
Kris Cruise: Clay just got taken out! Mariani is still down! Silk & Cyanide have been overwhelmed by the offense of the Saturnian Connection!
Stephy Auger: This isn’t what was supposed to happen! Silk & Cyanide were supposed to wipe the floor with these two!
As Clay climbs back up to the apron, she gets caught with a shoulder thrust through the ropes from Mariani. The boos continue as Mariani takes Clay, heads towards the corner and tries to slam her face-first into the ring post. At the last second, Clay blocks by getting her foot on the ring post. She then takes control of Mariani and slams her face-first into the top turnbuckle. As Mariani stumbles back, Clay springboards to the top turnbuckle and flips off for a moonsault when Mariani runs into the ropes. After Clay lands safely on her feet, Mariani comes back and knocks her off her feet with a running elbow tackle. Mariani heads back over, sits Clay up and delivers a kick to the back, followed by a rake across the eyes, followed by a knee drop across the face. Clay is then yanked up off the mat before being whipped into the corner. Mariani rushes into the corner to attack when Clay knocks her back with a boot to the face. After shaking off the blow, Mariani runs back into the corner and gets knocked back with another boot to the face. Clay goes to run out of the corner to attack when Mason leaps back up onto the apron and holds Clay’s arms back. While Clay tries to wrestle herself free, Mariani rushes back in and catches her with another running elbow. Mason is then tagged back in.
Kris Cruise: Silk & Cyanide desperately needed that tag to switch things up.
Mason starts to climb the turnbuckles while Mariani places Clay in a front facelock before backing away from the corner. When Clay leaps off the top, Silk & Cyanide deliver The Pleasure Principle (Mariani holds the opponent in a front facelock as Mason comes off the top rope to rake the opponent's back)! Clay then follows up with a one handed bulldog before making the cover.
ONE! . . TWO! . . Clay kicks out.
Mason heads over and tags Mariani back in. Silk & Cyanide then head back over, pull Clay back to her feet and deliver a double suplex lift into a sitout gourdbuster from Marani! Silk & Cyanide follows up with stereo basement dropkicks before Mariani pushes Clay over to make the cover.
ONE! . . TWO! . . Clay gets her shoulder up.
After Clay is whipped into the Silk & Cyanide corner, Mariani runs over, hops onto her and tags in Mason before throwing Clay out of the corner with a monkey flip. Mason then gets in and sits Clay up on the mat before hitting the ropes. When she returns, she flattens Clay with a sliding clothesline! She makes the cover.
ONE! . . TWO! . . Clay gets the shoulder up.
Mason heads over and tags Mariani back in. Silk & Cyanide then grab a hold of Clay before shooting her off into the far ropes. When she comes back, Silk & Cyanide take Clay and hurl her to the outside with a double hip toss!
Kris Cruise: Jillian Clay with a hard fall to the floor after getting chucked over the top rope!
Stephy Auger: She landed with a splat on the floor!
The crowd erupts with boos when Clay lands hard on the outside. Mason then darts across the ring before knocking Fresno off the apron with a Salem Slap. On the outside, Mariani picks up Clay before driving her down face-first to the floor with a half nelson facebuster. After Clay gets rolled back inside, Mariani rolls back in and makes the cover.
ONE! . . TWO! . . Clay gets the shoulder up.
Mariani brings Clay back to her feet before bringing her down with a double knee backbreaker. After Mason gets tagged back in, Mason rushes over and delivers a running seated senton to the back. Clay is then pulled back to her feet before being whipped hard into the corner. As Clay stumbles away from the corner, Mason brings her down with the Aenigma (Mason rolls up the opponent into a kneeling position with a schoolboy, where she grabs their head and slams it into the mat)! The boos continue as she pulls Clay up to her knees before delivering the Falling Idol (hangman's neckbreaker to a kneeling opponent)! Mason then hits the ropes and delivers repeated leg drops across the back of the neck before applying Implied Consent (camel clutch with a double fishhook)! The ref is quick to get in and give Mason until the count of five to break the illegal hold.
Ref: ONE… TWO… THREE… FOUR…
Mason breaks the hold. She then delivers a stomp to Clay’s back before heading over and tagging Mariani back in. Mariani then takes Clay, tosses her out to the apron and then drags her across the middle rope while Clay starts to climb the turnbuckles.
Kris Cruise: What are they going for here?
Silk & Cyanide look to set up Clay for the The Infernal Council (combination rope-hung DDT from Mariani and diving splash to the opponent's back from Mason) when Clay unhooks her legs, lifts up Mariani and drops her across the top rope with a hotshot! Mariani landing across the top rope causes Mason to slip and end up crotched on the top turnbuckle! While Mariani slowly leans over before falling onto the apron, Clay turns over and starts crawling towards the SatCon corner.
Kris Cruise: Jillian Clay has been worked over for the last several minutes. That double hip toss to the hard, unforgiving floor took a lot of out her! But she’s finally got her opening! She needs to make that tag to Fresno! But can she!? Can she pull herself across the ring and make the tag out to her partner!?
Fresno is seen repeatedly slapping the top turnbuckle as he tries to will his partner across the ring. Clay continues to scratch and pull her way across the ring as Fresno holds his arm out as far as he can. As soon as Clay gets back to her feet, Mariani latches onto her from behind before bringing her to the mat with an inverted side headlock takedown. She then pulls Clay back to her feet and sets her up for the Subjugation (Implant DDT) when Clay grabs her by the wrist, rolls out of the front facelock and brings her down with a single arm DDT!
Kris Cruise: Clay countered a version of the DDT with one of her own!
Stephy Auger: Dammit, Erin, get up!
While Mariani favors her arm, Clay turns over and continues to pull herself across the mat. The capacity crowd continue to buzz with anticipation as Clay gets closer and closer to making the hot tag. Just as she’s about to tag Fresno back in, Mason grabs Fresno and yanks him off the apron! The crowd erupts with boos when Fresno smacks his face against the edge of the apron on the way down.
Kris Cruise: Oh come on!
Stephy Auger: Awwww, so close!
Mason rolls back in and puts the boots to Clay! She then motions for Mariani to get onto her knee. After her partner does so, Mason takes Clay and goes to deliver the Vow (one-handed bulldog by Mason over Mariani’s knee) when Clay shoves her off, sending her crashing into Mariani!
Stephy Auger: NO!
Kris Cruise: Mason and Mariani just had a meeting of the minds!
With Mason and Mariani out of the picture, the crowd erupts with cheers when Clay rolls forward, leaps across the ring and tags Fresno back in!
Kris Cruise: There it is!
Stephy Auger: No, no, no...
Fresno springboards to the top rope, leaps off and brings Mason down with a flying hurricanrana! He then rushes over for an attack when Mason ducks and dumps him over the top rope. After Fresno lands safely on the apron, he ducks an attack from Mason by doubling her over with a shoulder thrust through the ropes. He then takes Mason by the hair, pulls her through the ropes and tosses her to the floor. While Mariani picks herself up in the ring, Fresno runs along the apron, runs up to the top turnbuckle, leaps off and knocks her down with a flying European Uppercut! Fresno then heads towards the ropes before knocking Mariani back down with a diving corkscrew European Uppercut! The cheers continue as Fresno heads back towards the ropes. Instead of bouncing back for an attack on Mariani, he leaps through the ropes and knocks Mason down with a suicide European Uppercut!
Kris Cruise: Fresno has come in like a house of fire! He’s hitting both Mason and Mariani with everything he’s got!
Stephy Auger: Get up, guys! Please!
Fresno takes Mariani, moves her into the corner and delivers alternating hooks to the body! He then sets up for an irish whip when Mariani reverses, sending him into the corner.
Stephy Auger: Yes!
Mariani rushes over to attack when Fresno knocks her back with a back elbow to the face. After hoisting himself up onto the middle ropes, Fresno leaps off before driving her down with a diving tornado facebuster! He makes the cover.
ONE! . . TWO! . . Mariani gets her shoulder up.
Fresno takes Mariani, lifts her up and brings her down with a running back suplex! He then makes the tag out to Clay, who climbs to the top turnbuckle before crashing down across Mariani with a corkscrew moonsault! She’s met with cheers and applause while making the cover.
ONE! . . TWO! . . Mariani gets her shoulder up.
Clay heads over and tags Fresno back in. After SatCon takes Mariani and whips her into the corner, Fresno runs across the ring, leaps through the air and connects with a Stinger Splash. He then drops down to all fours as Clay runs across the ring and launches off Fresno’s back with a cannonball into Mariani! The Saturnian Connection take Mariani and send her over into the far corner with another double irish whip before Fresno heads across the ring and delivers a second Stinger Splash. He then gets down on all fours to set up Clay for another Cannonball. As Clay runs across the ring, Mason quickly reaches back inside, grabs Fresno and pulls him to the outside before throwing him head-first into the ring post! Clay is then sent flipping down to the mat when Mariani comes out of the corner with a kitchen sink to the midsection.
Kris Cruise: Silk & Cyanide have just brought SatCon’s comeback to a screeching halt!
The boos continue as Mariani hits the ropes, comes back and stomps on Clay with the Libertine (running double stomp to a seated opponent)! Mariani then tosses Clay through the ropes and to the floor while Mason rolls Fresno back inside. Mariani pulls Fresno back to his feet and holds him in place while Mason rolls back inside. On cue, Mason rushes over towards them before Silk & Cyanide bring Fresno down with the Canto V (Mariani goozles the opponent before Mason hits a spinning leg sweep, allowing Mariani to drive the opponent to the mat)! Mason quickly rushes out to the apron so she can be tagged back in. Mariani then steps back towards the center of the ring and drops down to a knee before Mason drives Fresno down with the Vow. Silk & Cyanide pull Fresno back to his feet before lifting him up. Mariani & Mason walk around the ring with Fresno high above their heads before they throw him down with the Haute Tension (double team inverted crucifix powerbomb)! The boos continue as Mason makes the cover.
ONE! . . TWO! . . THREE!
The crowd boos as “She’s Gone Away” plays over the speakers.
J.A. Aldridge: Ladies and gentlemen, the winner of this bout… AAAAAAANNNNND STIIILLLLLL FGA United States Tag Team Champions, SILLLKKKKK & CYYYYYYANIIIIIIIIDE!
The boos continue as Silk & Cyanide raise their United States Tag Team Championship belts.
Kris Cruise: Silk & Cyanide have retained their US Tag Titles here tonight! Erin Mariani and Sara Mason were successfully able to turn away the challenge of The Saturnian Connection!
Stephy Auger: Just like I knew they would! You and all of these people wanted another upset so bad. But the Saturnian Connection had the rugged pulled out from under them. SatCon had victory pulled away from them like Fresno was pulled out of the ring towards the end. If they were just a little bit faster, we might be hearing a different theme song playing right now. But they were a step too slow and Jillian Clay kept putting her body in harm’s way after Silk & Cyanide nearly broke her in half with that double throw to the floor. She should have just let Fresno do his best to lead them the rest of the way after the tag. Yet look at where her mistake led them? Straight to defeat. That, Cruise, is what separates champions like Silk & Cyanide from the rest!
The camera fades into Ace Voltage standing in his locker room. We see him slip on an Ace Voltage t-shirt, with his wrestling tights and boots already on. He looks at the camera with a cocky smile.
Ace Voltage: The time has finally come. Chaz Holiday’s retirement party begins tonight! I even got him a gift.
Ace walks over to his bag and takes out a small box that is in wrapping paper with a box on it.
Ace Voltage: Of course what kind of disgusting person would I be if I spoiled the surprise? So I’ll keep my mouth quiet about it. But forget about this for a second…
He drops the gift back in his bag.
Ace Voltage: Let’s talk about how once again I will steal the show tonight. When will I get the respect I deserve, huh? I am the Main Event of FGA! Nobody wants to see Savannah Taylor. Nobody wants to see James Edwards. Nobody wants to see Cordy Stevenson. The idiots who buy their tickets want to see ME. They want to see the most prestigious title in FGA.
He points to his Mid-Atlantic Legacy championship hanging in his locker.
Ace Voltage: When Piper Lennon held this title, nobody gave a (bleep) about it. This title is the stepping stone of FGA?
Ace laughs to himself.
Ace Voltage: And where is Piper right now? Sitting at home on the couch while I am here, making a name for myself and bringing the prestige back to this title. I am the champion for the people. I am here to show the world why MY title is the best in the world. Because of me, we had a washed-up FGA “legend” come out of retirement just to fight me for it! While Chaz doesn’t deserve this fight tonight, it sure does speak volumes of what I have accomplished so far.
Ace goes over and grabs the Mid-Atlantic Legacy title. He places it around his waist.
Ace Voltage: This title will be around my waist tonight going into the match. I can make you a promise that this title will be around my waist after the match. Whether I win fair and square, win by count out, Mr. Reed interferes again. It doesn’t matter. At the end of the night I will still have this title in my possession. Once I beat Chaz’s ass, he will wish he never came out of retirement for this beauty.
Ace takes the title off and holds it up towards the camera with a more serious look.
Ace Voltage: Someone in FGA will have to pry this title out of my dead hands. This is my beauty. This is a representation of greatness. I am the Main Event here for a reason. Chaz thinks he can come back for a few weeks and win a championship just like that? He’s got another thing coming.
He places the title back in his locker.
Ace Voltage: Chaz has not listened to my warnings. I told Chaz he did not deserve this. I told Chaz he did not want this match. But, again and again he did not listen. Well tonight his little fairytale return ends. One little Thunderstruck to the head and it’s lights out for Chaz. Hope you found a nice retirement home, Chaz. Because when I’m done with you tonight, you’ll need an ambulance to get you there. Now get out of my face and let me get ready.
Ace pushes the camera away and the scene fades out.
Post by FGA Office on May 22, 2020 10:00:45 GMT -5
Kris Cruise: Harsh words there from the champion.
Stephy Auger: Well the truth hurts, Cruise. This little comeback of Chaz’s has gone on for long enough. Ace is going to send him packing here tonight. But not without a lovely parting gift! See, he’s not such a bad guy after all?
Kris Cruise: I would beg to differ. But that’s a different discussion for a different time. Right now, let’s send it back to the ring for the introductions for our next contest. J.A., take it away...
Patrick Jones vs. Nicholas King
Devil's Sky plays through the PA system for a few seconds until Nicholas King walks out. He begins to walk down the ramp towards the ring while taunting the fans.
J.A. Aldridge: Ladies and gentlemen, the following contest is scheduled for ONE fall! Introducing first, hailing from Sydney, Australia! Weighing in at 188 pounds… NICHOLAS KING!
Once he reaches ringside King climbs the ring steps and steps into the ring, he takes his jacket off and throws it outside the ring. He heads to his corner and waits for his opponent.
Stephy Auger: I say a lot of things about Chaz Holiday. All of which are true, by the way.
Kris Cruise: ...
Stephy Auger: But one thing I’ll give him credit for is the fact that he came out of retirement. Unlike that coward Owen Gonsalves, who sat at home hiding behind his family while Nicholas King called him out for months on end. Word from down under is that his wife can’t even look him in the eye anymore. Crikey!
Kris Cruise: Owen Gonsalves has been called many names throughout his career. But one thing you can never call him is a coward. The man is retired. He made that clear ages ago. But Nicholas King, who has zero respect for Owen, thought that he could build a name for himself off of Owen’s name. If he wants to make a name for himself, he has to do it in the ring instead of running down retired wrestlers on the microphone!
"I Won't Back Down" by Burn Halo fills the arena. At the first drum beats, a spotlight flickers on the entrance way with Jones coming out as the bass starts in a surge of energy. He spins a full circle with his arms stretched out to revel in the crowd's energy. The spin completes at the top of the ramp where Jones drops to a knee with a big, over-handed fist pump. PJ takes a moment to enjoy the cheers around him and collect his thoughts before hopping to his feet.
J.A. Aldridge: His opponent, hailing from Louisville, Kentucky! Weighing in at 235 pounds… PATRICK JONES!
He jogs down the ramp, talking to and high-fiving fans, trying to get them as pumped up and ready to go as he is. Jones goes straight from the ramp and jumps onto the ring apron before ducking through the second and third rope, giving another, slower spin just to drink in the environment.
Kris Cruise: Patrick Jones is looking to give Nicholas King the fight he’s been asking for here tonight.
Stephy Auger: Oh wow, Patrick Jones is fighting to uphold Owen Gonsalves’ honor. How noble of him! Hey, maybe if Patrick does a good job, Owen will come back and give him a peck on the cheek!
Kris Cruise: Stop it, Stephy.
The bell sounds as King rushes across the ring to attack! He tries to catch Jones with a step-up enzuigiri! But Jones ducks, reaches down, grabs King and goes for a deadlift release German Suplex! No! King is able to rotate in the air and land on his feet! As Jones picks himself up off the mat, King rushes back over to attack when he gets countered with an overhead belly to belly suplex! When King starts to pick himself back up, Jones rushes over before sending him flipping over the top rope and to the floor with a running clothesline! Jones then circles the ring and waves his arms up and down to get the crowd riled up.
Kris Cruise: Nicholas King has been sent to the outside after trying to get the jump on Patrick Jones.
King starts to pick himself up on the outside as Jones turns and hits the far ropes. When Jones comes back, King slides back in and brings him down with a Sling Blade.
Stephy Auger: Jones wasted too much time playing up to these idiots! They gave Nick King just enough time to recover and look at what happened.
King rushes back over before delivering a running hurricanrana, which sends Jones through the ropes and to the floor. As soon as Jones starts to get back to his feet on the floor, King turns and hits the far ropes. King bounces off the ropes, runs back across the ring and leaps over the top rope with a diving arching body press. But he misses when Jones rolls back into the ring, causing him to crash to the floor!
Kris Cruise: Nobody was home on that dive!
Jones rolls back to the outside, takes King and repeatedly slams him face-first onto the apron. After throwing King down on the floor with a scoop slam, Jones rolls back into the ring before scaling the turnbuckles. On the outside, King turns himself over on all fours. When he gets back to a vertical base, he looks up before being knocked down with a diving crossbody!
Kris Cruise: The Vancouver crowd is going wild after Jones connects with the high risk dive to the outside!
Jones takes King and rolls him back inside. He then slides back in for the cover.
ONE! . . TWO! . .
Kris Cruise: King kicks out. I’m surprised he didn’t have the wind knocked out of him after the missed dive to the floor, plus being caught with that high crossbody from Jones.
Jones moves King into the corner and delivers multiple knife edge chops before sending him into the far corner with an irish whip. After catching King in the far corner with a step-up enzuigiri, Jones sets up for a Tornado DDT when King shoves him off in mid air. Jones lands on his feet before rushing back into the corner when King ducks and lifts him up across his shoulders. Before King can bring him down, Jones unleashes a flurry of elbow strikes to the side of the head, forcing King to lower him back down. After King staggers over towards the center of the ring, he turns around and sees Jones charging in for an attack. King is quick to lift Jones back up across his shoulders before bringing him down with a double knee gutbuster. King yanks Jones back to his feet, lifts him up across his shoulders once more before bringing him down with another double knee gutbuster! The boos continue as Jones is pulled into a standing headscissors before King plants him with a cradle piledriver! He makes the cover.
ONE! . . TWO! . .
Kris Cruise: Jones was able to get his shoulder up after being dropped on his head with the cradle piledriver. Stephy, Nick King refused to be denied there and hit not one, but two gutbusters.
Stephy Auger: Those moves back-to-back slowed down Jones just long enough for King to drop him on his head with the piledriver.
King moves Jones into the corner before delivering repeated stiff kicks to the chest. After the last kick doubles Jones over, King pulls him out of the corner before dropping him down to a knee with a switchblade kick. King then takes off into the ropes, comes back and blasts Jones across the back of the head with a running bicycle knee strike, sending Jones crumbling down to the mat. He makes the cover.
ONE! . . TWO! . . Jones gets his shoulder up.
Kris Cruise: Jones was able to avoid the three count there. King definitely put a little something extra on that knee.
Stephy Auger: Yeah, he was wishing it was Owen Gonsalves’ head he was trying to knock off.
King takes Jones and lifts him up onto his shoulders with an electric chair. Before he can drop Jones down into a German Suplex, Jones counters with repeated punches across the top of the head. Jones then slips down in front of King before doubling him over with repeated spinning back kicks to the midsection. Jones then sets up for a DDT when King grabs him, runs forward and rams him back-first into the corner. After finding himself on the receiving end of several shoulder thrusts, Jones is lifted up onto the top turnbuckle. King then begins to climb the ropes when Jones stops him on the middle ropes with a flurry of right hands to the face. He then palms King’s face before shoving him down to the mat. Jones starts to slowly stand up on the top turnbuckle while King starts to pick himself back up. When King looks up, Jones leaps off before bringing him down with a diving crossbody block!
… only for King to roll through it and pull King up into his clutches! King then hoists Jones up, catches him across his shoulders and brings him down with a fireman’s carry neckbreaker! Jones is then dragged into position before King steps out to the apron.
Kris Cruise: King with the roll through and the counter! Jones is in a bad way here, Stephy.
Stephy Auger: he was already dropped on his head with the piledriver. That neckbreaker didn’t help matters. From where, I’m sitting, this is all but over.
King starts to scale the turnbuckles. As soon as he reaches the top, he leaps off for the Ascension (Diving Double Foot Stomp) and misses when Jones rolls out of the way! After missing his mark, King crumbles to the mat. King picks himself back up, turns and charges over at Jones when Jones rocks him with a roundhouse kick! King is then doubled over with a kick to the midsection before being dropped on his head with an Implant DDT! He makes the cover.
Kris Cruise: Jones finally connects with a DDT! Can this be enough?
ONE! . . TWO! . . King gets his shoulder up.
Jones throws King down with a gutwrench suplex. He then pulls King back to his feet before throwing him down with a double underhook suplex. Jones takes hold of King before throwing him back down with a belly to belly suplex. While King remains splayed out on the mat, Jones steps out to the apron, climbs to the top turnbuckle, leaps off and connects with a diving elbow drop. Jones returns to the apron, scales the turnbuckles, jumps off and hits a second diving elbow drop. But Jones isn’t done! He goes back to the apron, climbs back to the top turnbuckle, dives off and drops a third diving elbow across King.
Kris Cruise: Three straight flying elbows to the heart of Nick King!
Stephy Auger: King has to find his way back into this match. He can’t go out like this.
Jones sets up shop in the corner before waving King up. King starts to curl up on the mat before turning over on all fours. The crowd starts to buzz with anticipation while King slowly battles back to a vertical base. The moment King turns around, Jones rushes out of the corner and goes to take King’s head off with Zoned Out (superkick)! But King is able to duck out of the way just in time. King then shoves Jones over towards the official. Sensing he’s about to be toppled over by Jones, the ref covers his head with his hands and turns away. Thankfully for the ref, Jones is able to put on the brakes at the last second. When Jones turns around, King goes for a blatant kick below the belt. But Jones is able to catch his foot in time! He then swings King’s leg away from him, takes control of his back and then throws him down with a leg hook Saito Suplex! The crowd continues to cheer as Jones once again sets up shop in the corner. Across the ring, King clutches the back of his head with both hands before beginning to pick himself up. Once King is back to his feet and turns around, Jones rushes out of the corner before nearly knocking his head off with Zoned Out! He goes for the cover.
ONE! . . TWO! . . THREE!
J.A. Aldridge: Ladies and gentlemen, the winner of this bout… PATRICK JONESSSSSS!
“I Won’t Back Down” plays as Jones gets arm raised. Jones continues to be met with cheers from the crowd as he rolls to the outside and slaps hands with a few lucky fans.
Kris Cruise: Patrick Jones is able to avenge Owen Gonsalves here tonight with a win over Nicholas King. He caught King early when he tried to attack. He was able to thwart King at seemingly every turn until King took control towards the middle of the match. King then tried to cut Jones’ comeback short with a blatant low blow. But Jones was fortunate to get his hands up in time before finishing off King with his second attempt at Zoned Out. Jones picks up his first win here on Pay Per View in quite some time. We’ll have to keep an eye out for Jones and see if he can take the momentum from this match and run with it.
Post by FGA Office on May 22, 2020 10:02:34 GMT -5
We shift backstage to the locker room of Ashley Marie Chase. We see AMC sitting in a folding chair finishing tying her boot laces. At the moment she isn’t bothering to actually look at the camera as she instead stares at a monitor next to her
Ashley Marie Chase: Tonight should of been my shining moment as I should not only be ready to win the FGA 15 championship, but I should be about to win The Wild Card Lottery but no. Instead, my supposed bestie cost me my match
Chase steps out to the apron before climbing the turnbuckles. When Chase gets to the top, the crowd boos when they see Mark Bisley making his way to ringside.
Kris Cruise: What is Bisley doing out here?
Stephy Auger: He’s getting another good look at the woman that jumped over him in line and got a 15 Championship match before him. Once again, collusion on the part of the two Ashleys to screw Bisley over.
Suddenly, those boos turn to cheers when 15 Champion Ashley Sands makes her way down to the ring. Sands spins Bisley towards him. The two continue to engage in a war of words while Chase looks on. AMC ignores the two on the floor and turns her attention back to Iser, who has finally returned to his feet. While Iser faces away from the corner, Chase leaps off for a diving bulldog… only for Iser to turn her around, catch her in mid air, spin and throw her down with the Pillar of Truth (Bossman Slam)!!! The boos continue as Chase is pulled back to her feet before being spiked on the mat with the Deprivation DDT! Iser goes for the cover.
ONE! . . TWO! . . THREE!
The crowd erupts with boos when “Psychosocial” blares throughout the arena.
J.A. Aldridge: Ladies and gentlemen, the winner of this bout… SETH ISER!
Kris Cruise: Seth Iser gets the win and advances to the semifinals, where he will be facing the winner of our main event of Tyler Storm and Lowri Moss.
Stephy Auger: Could you imagine Iser and Moss? Or another battle between Iser and Storm? We’re guaranteed one of the two, Cruise. Unless, of course, something bad happens to them both and Iser gets a bye to advance straight to the finals! Wouldn’t that be great?
Kris Cruise: …
The boos continue while Iser raises his arms in victory. On the outside, Bisley is seen motioning to AMC and tells Sands, “look at what do you did to Ashley #1.” Bisley then smirks and makes his way up the aisle while Sands looks on with narrowed eyes. Iser rolls to the outside and moves past the 15 Champion with his arms still held in victory. Iser continues his celebration up the aisle and on the stage while Sands heads into the ring. She kneels down next to AMC and tries to give her friend some words of encouragement. But AMC ends up rolling away from Sands and slipping to the outside...
AMC shakes her head in disgust
Ashley Marie Chase: Thanks a lot, bestie. You really helped me out there didn’t you? Then there was last week when I was a few seconds away from winning the FGA 15 championship when this happened
AMC sets up for a frog splash off the top when suddenly, the crowd gasps as Mark Bisley hops the guardrail! Bisley quickly leaps up onto the apron and shoves Chase off, sending her flying off the top turnbuckle and landing down hard on her side!
Kris Cruise: DAMMIT MARK!
* DING! DING!! DING!!! *
Bisley looks over and sees Sands still down. So he starts to climb the turnbuckles. When he reaches the top, he leaps off and crashes down across Sands with Sapienza (frog splash to the opponent's legs)! Bisley then crosses Sands’ legs before turning her over into the Minnesota Cloverleaf (Texas cloverleaf with a knee to the opponent's back)!
Kris Cruise: Mark Bisley has just ruined this contest because he was too damn selfish!
Stephy Auger: No, he ruined this match because it should have been him in there challenging for it, not AMC!
Bisley keeps the hold applied while the bell repeatedly sounds in the background. The referee admonishes him and demands him to break the hold. But Bisley refuses. So the referee takes matters into his own hands and tries to pull Bisley off of her. Bisley keeps hanging on until he finally relents. While the referee kneels down and attends to Sands, Bisley quickly slides to the outside, rushes over towards Chase and boots the boots to her before turning her over into the L'Étoile du Nord (Canadian Maple Leaf)!
Kris Cruise: Somebody get him out of her!
Stephy Auger: Aw, poor Chase! You gotta feel for the poor girl! First, she got screwed last Vertigo because her “good friend” Ashley Sands distracted her. Now, she gets the screws put to her again thanks to Mark Bisley. Aw, too bad! So sad!
Kris Cruise: Now is not the time for your nonsense, Stephy!
Stephy Auger: …
AMC cries out in pain while Bisley pulls back on the hold. The referee looks behind him and does a double take as he sees Bisley attacking AMC with his submission hold. He then rolls to the floor and tries to pull Bisley off of Chase. Bisley continues to apply the submission before finally letting go. Two more referees make their way down to the ring. As one checks on Sands, the other joins the match official in admonishing Bisley. The two repeatedly point to the entrance and gesture for Bisley to leave. Bisley surveys the damage before putting his hands up defensively and stepping away from them.
Ashley Marie Chase: So there I was outside the ring getting beat on while bestie laid in the ring relaxing. I had hoped me and Sands would come out of that match still friends but now, I’m not so sure. You see tonight I plan to beat Markie to a bloody pulp and win that title so Sands, my advice to you is stay out of my way. Hell, just stay home and save yourself a beating and after I bloody up Markie and win I’ll give you a title shot. But if you decided to be that fighting champion, then I promise you I will hurt you and I will not hold back.
AMC finally looks straight into the camera
Ashley Marie Chase: Sands you say you don’t like it when I call you Ashley #2 even though my name comes before yours thus I am Ashley #1. You say you hate being called Lesser Ashley, well get in my way tonight they will start calling you the wrestler formally known as an Ashley!
The camera fades out with Ashley looking very un-AMC like
Post by FGA Office on May 22, 2020 10:03:26 GMT -5
While some of tonight’s competitors are preparing for their matches with some last-minute stretches, while others have sequestered themselves within their locker rooms to begin their pre-match rituals that must and shall not be interrupted, in a corridor at the Rogers Arena we find Mark Bisley preparing for his 15 Championship match in his inimitable style – by letting the talking do the wrestling, so that the opposite may occur later this evening
Mark Bisley: Obviously me standing her on my own saying my piece is hardly unique, as all over this building you have various wrestlers saying various pieces about how they’re the best and they’re going to win and so on and so forth. And I’m sure that, among those saying their piece at some point this evening, we will have heard from Ashley the 1st and Ashley the 2nd saying they’re the best and they’re going to win and so on and so forth and, to be blunt, so what? It’s not like many people are going to stand in front of the camera and say “Hi, I’m not very good at my job and tonight I’m going to embarrass myself when I lose because I’m stealing a living” – but here’s the thing about that. While nobody will say that with words, plenty of people say it with actions: their body language, their inability to look at an interviewer for a few seconds without their eyes darting around, the awkward pauses, all of the things that make a supposed superstar look more like 17-year old during a job interview.
With his eyes focusing on the camera, Bisley slaps his hands together
Mark Bisley: And that’s me tagging out the idle chit-chat, so let’s get down to business: the 15 Championship. Now I’m sure that Ashley Sands has been paying attention to me lately, at least when the title is concerned and not, say, when I’m asking for her to tag me into a match, but if she thinks real hard she’ll remember what I said to her a few weeks ago: “Nice belt.” However, I feel that I need to apologise, as I wasn’t entirely truthful with her. You see, what I meant to say was “Nice belt, I’m going to take it”, however I found myself being interrupted by one of her cohorts in…what’s the name they give themselves? Triple A? Three A’s? A³? It’s a minefield navigating the names some groups give themselves, really it is. But if we’re talking about navigating minefields, spare a thought for the member of the troupe who isn’t taking place in this match, as she’s not going to be so light on her feet for a while.
Bisley shrugs in a mock apology
Mark Bisley: But of course, I’m sure that Ashley the 1st and Ashley the 2nd are both saying how they’re going to make me pay for what I have done, for leaving their comrade on the shelf, and they’re absolutely going to ignore the fact that the title is on the line and neither of them is going to make any effort to pin me in order to maintain their friendship
Mark Bisley: …and if either of them believe that, I may as well raise my hand now.
The smug look that crosses Bisley’s face is truly one to behold
Mark Bisley: If either of them, let alone both of them, decide that they want to make this match about me, it really will not take long before they realise how fragile their friendship actually is. Picture the scene, if you will: Ashley the…let’s say Ashley the 2nd has me dead to rights, she makes the cover, the refer counts one…two…and the pin is broken up, and the split second when the pin is broken up the only thing on the mind of Ashley the 2nd is that her friend, her partner, her namesake Ashley the 1st prevented her from winning the match all because she values the title so much more. And you know that there is a word for that: betrayal.
The looks on Bisley’s face shifts from smug to borderline Machiavellian
Mark Bisley: This is the advantage that I have over the Ashleys: I do not have to worry about hurting anyone’s feelings, not do I have to worry about days and weeks and months of bitter recriminations that follow should I decide to put myself ahead of my friend. All that I have to worry about is having my hand raised, and it does not matter who I have to defeat in order to make that become a reality, I merely have to make sure that I am able to do so. And to be frank, it is remarkably relaxing to know that all I have to concern myself with is being that little bit better than anyone I share a ring with – which, to me, is hardly an issue.
Bisley’s expression changes again, more to a “Well duh…” look
Mark Bisley: Of course I would be foolish to pretend that I won’t be facing two opponents who are intent on trying to defeat me and me specifically, and to deny that would place somewhere between deluded and downright misinformed, but this is why I led with the inevitability that the friendship of Ashleys Uno and Dos would be stretched to breaking point sooner rather than later, because if you want to discuss the idea of being deluded or downright misinformed you simply have to hold up a mirror to the two and ask them whether or not they intend to stand still in the ring in the likely event that the two of them are in there with one another. And I will tell you now, in the event of that ever happening, the one who opens their mouth to give a vague platitude that doesn’t answer the question is a liar – but the one who remains silent, they’re being truthful, because they are the one weighing up the best way to justify to themselves the betrayal that will soon follow.
Patting himself on the shoulder, in the exact place where a belt will be resting should he win one, Bisley somehow manages to look like he’s patting himself on the back
Mark Bisley: However, do not feel disheartened by the situation you are in, and this goes to Ashley the 2nd as much as it goes to Ashley the 1st, because there was always the chance that the two of you would have ended up in a situation like this as nobody would dare accuse you of stealing a living or making up the numbers, however now that I have brought it up there are going to be people watching for your body language and they’ll be telling themselves one thing: “Mark Bisley looked cool, calm and collected, didn’t he?” – and that means they’ll be watching the two of you to see who is the one with that little voice at the back of their mind telling them that tonight isn’t going to be their night. But I won’t, of course not. I’ll simply be waiting in the ring where I can make sure that tonight will not be the night for either of you, all because I am cool, calm and collected and don’t have to worry myself with hurting anyone’s feelings outside of a couple of Facebook fan pages. And let’s be real here: even you have to admit that your respective fandoms are pretty cringy sometimes.
Post by FGA Office on May 22, 2020 10:05:58 GMT -5
TRIPLE THREAT MATCH FGA 15 CHAMPIONSHIP (c) Ashley Sands vs. Ashley Marie Chase vs. Mark Bisley
The arena lights dim to almost pitch blackness, save for a couple of blue lights that pulse in sync with the intro to "Storms End" that is rising in pitch and intensity until the main hook burst forth and, at that very second, the ramp is bathed in blue light as Mark Bisley strides onto the ramp with his head bowed and an arm raised before he comes to a stop on the ramp and raises his head to survey the arena wearing one hell of a self-satisfied smirk upon his face
Keeping his arm raised as he makes his way down the ramp, Bisley walks at his own pace as he confidently walks to the ring at his own pace right up until he reaches the ringside area, and once he reaches the ringside area he lowers his arm and breaks into a short dash to give him the momentum to hop onto the ring apron where he crouches for a moment and taps the side of his head a couple of times to the song's beat before he rolls backwards into the ring and quickly gets back to his feet
J.A. Aldridge: Ladies and gentlemen, the following contest, scheduled for ONE fall, is for the FGA 15 CHAMPIONSHIP! Introducing the challengers! First, hailing from Minneapolis, Minnesota! Weighing in at 201 pounds… MARK BISLEY!
Once he's got to his feet Bisley makes his way to the nearest corner and climbs the nearest turnbuckles where he stands with one foot on the top rope and his arms held out wide as he slowly tilts his head back for a few seconds until he turns his head and peers back into the ring and climbs down, removing the towel from around his shoulders the second his feet touch the canvas and casually tossing it in the referee's direction as he takes a few steps forward so he's standing in the centre of the ring where he drops to a knee and runs his hand on the canvas to say one thing: this is my ring.
Kris Cruise: Mark Bisley continues to stir the pot as he heads into this Triple Threat Match against Ashley Marie Chase and the champion, Ashley Sands.
Stephy Auger: The best part? It’s working! He has played these two off of each other with his antics and tonight, he reaps the rewards with the 15 Championship.
"I Bring the Darkness (End of Days)" by Jim Johnston featuring Tommy Vext begins to play as the aisle way fills up with smoke. AMC rises up from the smoke in full face paint and is trying not to cough from all the smoke.
”Who do you think you are? You’ve now gone much to far!”
AMC steps through the smoke and looks around at the crowd she then slowly walks toward the ring basically strutting with a smirk as she fist bumps some of the fans
J.A. Aldridge: His opponent, hailing from Hollywood, California… ASHLEY MARIE CHASE!
”I bring the darkness! I am the thunder! I come from HELL And I’ll pull you under!”
AMC walk up the steps, taking a moment to wipe her feet on the apron before getting into the ring. AMC then drops to her knees in the middle of the ring and stretches out her arms and looks out toward the crowd.
Kris Cruise: I heard what Ashley Marie Chase said earlier loud and clear. I have to say that I’m disappointed in what we heard from Chase. How could she accuse Sands of “relaxing in the ring” while she was getting attacked by Bisley on the outside? Has she not watched the footage?
Stephy Auger: Of course she has and she was spot on! Sands was faking being hurt the entire time so that Bisley could continue working Chase over. With Chase out of the way, that would have only left one immediate challenger for Sands to worry about. Unfortunately for Sands, Chase is ready tonight. She’s not just ready for action, but she’s she ready to go THROUGH her “friend” to take the 15 Championship if need be!
The opening guitar riff of "Warrior" by Skarlett Riot begins to play over the sound system seconds before the FGA 15 Champion Ashley Sullivan walks out onto the stage. Patting gentle at the title belt held around her waist before pointing out to the fans all over the arena, Sullivan walks down to the ring. Once she gets down to ringside, and gets on the apron before climbing the turnbuckle from the outside. She nimbly climbs the turnbuckle from the outside to perch atop the top rope as she sits on her knees.
J.A. Aldridge: Their opponents, hailing from Bradley Beach, New Jersey! She is the reigning… defending… FGA 15 Champion… ASHLEY SANDS!
With her name being announced, Ashley reaches back behind her back to undo the title belt and holds it up high for everyone to see. Flashing from cameras going off all around her, Sullivan rolls forwards to flip down into the ring and land on her feet.
Kris Cruise: This is a tough spot that Ashley Sands is in. Not only does she have to defend her championship in a Triple Threat Match, but one of her opponents - her “friend,” Ashley Marie Chase - has convinced herself of the worst when it comes to her.
Stephy Auger: Oh boo hoo. When you’re the champion, you have to take on all comers. Even your friends.
Kris Cruise: I don’t think Sands has any problem with Chase challenging for the 15 Championship. The issue that she has is that Chase has started to turn against her with all this “Ashley #2” and “Lesser Ashley” nonsense.
Stephy Auger: It won’t be nonsense after tonight. If Chase wins the 15 Championship, she will prove without a doubt that Ashley Sands is the “Lesser Ashley.”
As soon as the bell sounds, the crowd boos heavily when Bisley immediately drops to the mat before rolling to the outside.
Kris Cruise: What is Bisley doing?
Stephy Auger: What’s the problem? He can’t be counted out. He wants to let Ashley Marie Chase and “Ashley #2” fight it out.
Sands holds her arms out to her side while Chase waves Bisley back into the ring. AMC then heads over and sits down on the middle rope while pushing up on the top rope. But Bisley doesn’t bite. The official then makes his way towards the side of the ring and tells Bisley to get back inside. Bisley simply points at his head before telling the referee that since this is a Triple Threat Match, he can’t be counted out. AMC narrows her eyes at Bisley. Bisley responds by motioning for her to take out “Ashley #2.”
AMC has had enough of Bisley’s mouth and decides to hop to the floor through the ropes! Bisley quick takes off while Chase gives chase! The crowd is solidly behind AMC while she closes the distance on Bisley! After lapping the ring, AMC is about to grab Bisley when he quickly rolls back inside the ring. AMC slides into the ring right after him before taking off. Sands then goes to cut off Bisley with a running clothesline when he ducks, causing Chase to get caught with the clothesline!
Kris Cruise: OH NO!
Stephy Auger: Sands just decked Chase with the clothesline! ON PURPOSE!
Sands runs her hands down her face before turning around. The 15 Champion looks down and sees AMC slap the canvas out of frustration before getting back to her feet.
Kris Cruise: That didn’t sit too well with AMC.
Stephy Auger: Why would it?
Bisley looks on in the distance while Chase and Sands are face to face. Chase puts her finger in Sands’ face until Sands slaps her hand out of the way.
Kris Cruise: Uh oh...
Chase puts her hand back in Sands’ face until he gets slapped away again. AMC responds by shoving Sands back! Sands comes back with a shove of her own.
Stephy Auger: Can you feel it, Cruise!? These two are about to rip each other’s head off!
The crowd buzzes with anticipation as Sands and Chase are literally nose to nose. The two “friends” continue to shout in each others faces… until they quickly turn, rush over and nail Bisley with a double front dropkick, sending him flying into the corner.
Stephy Auger: No!
Kris Cruise: Sands and Chase just turned the tables on Bisley!
AMC and Sands march over before stomping mudholes in Bisley’s chest! They then pull Bisley back up in the corner before Sands lights up his chest with knife edge chops. AMC then excuses herself before firing off a flurry of knife edge chops of her own. She then delivers repeated kicks to the chest before whipping Bisley into the far corner. AMC lines him up before running across the ring and catching him with a corner forearm smash. Sands then charges across the ring before nearly knocking Bisley’s head off with the Wind Kick (running big boot in the corner)! Sands then takes Bisley, delivers an irish whip, follows him across the ring into the opposite corner before catching him with another Wind Kick!
AMC drags Bisley into position and holds down his legs while Sands steps out to the apron. She scans the cheering crowd before pointing to the top turnbuckle.
Kris Cruise: Sands and Chase have Bisley down. This isn’t the way Bisley envisioned this match playing out!
Sands starts to climb the turnbuckles before stopping to take a look down at AMC. Chase continues to hold down Bisley’s legs while she encourages her friend to hit him with a move off the top. Sands steps up to the top turnbuckle, flips off for the Sunset (Santon Bomb)... and misses when Chase drags Bisley out of the way!
Kris Cruise: OH COME ON!
Stephy Auger: AH HA HA!
Sands lays writhing in pain on the mat until AMC snatches her up, runs over and chucks her through the ropes and to the floor! Back inside the ring, Chase rushes back over to Bisley before putting the boots him him. She then whips Bisley into the far ropes, before knocking him down with a diving forearm smash. She makes the cover.
ONE! . . TWO! . . Bisley kicks out.
Kris Cruise: Chase gets the two count, but I want to go back to what Chase just did.
Stephy Auger: Why are you so upset? Did you think that Chase would just sit there and let Sands win?
Kris Cruise: No, but I thought that they put their differences behind them. I thought they were going to take out Bisley before trying to battle it out amongst themselves.
Bisley is once again whipped into the ropes. When he returns, he sees AMC setting up for a back body drop. So he stops and counters with the Iku Uwais (cravat with repeated knees to the head) before bringing her down with Greetings from the Twin Cities (hangman’s neckbreaker over the knee)! He makes the cover.
ONE! . . TWO! . . AMC kicks out.
Bisley moves Chase into the corner before delivering the Minnesota Buzzsaw (repeated shoot kicks to a cornered opponent’s chest). After Chase is whipped into the far corner, Bisley rushes in to attack when he gets knocked back with a back elbow to the face. Bisley shakes off the blow before rushing back in. AMC is quick to counter another oncoming charge. This time, with a boot to the face. She then hoists herself up onto the middle ropes when Bisley rushes back over and grabs a hold of her ankle with both hands. Bisley yanks AMC off the apron when she counters with a headscissors takedown in mid air. AMC rushes back into the corner, leaps up onto the middle ropes, rebounds back and knocks Bisley back down with a springboard roundhouse kick. AMC then sets up for a bulldog until Bisley shoves her off into the ropes. Upon her return, Bisley throws out a lariat. But he gets countered with a floatover DDT! Chase then steps out to the apron before making her way up the turnbuckles. She crouches down on the top while she waits for Bisley to get into position. Down on the mat, Bisley starts to push himself up on all fours. After making his way back to his feet, Bisley scans from left to the right. But there’s no sight of AMC! Before he can even turn around, Chase leaps off before driving him down with a top rope bulldog! AMC then pulls Bisley over onto his back. Instead of making the cover, she heads back into the corner before climbing the turnbuckles. AMC reaches the top and scans the crowd before flipping back and landing across Bisley with a moonsault! She hooks the leg.
ONE! . . TWO! . . Sands breaks up the pin with a low front dropkick across the top of the head!
Kris Cruise: Sands makes the save, which prevents Chase from getting a possible three count.
AMC rolls off of Bisley while she clutching her head. After pulling herself up using the ropes, she makes her way back voer to Sands and gets in her face. AMC repeatedly points her finger in Sands’ face until Sands rocks her with a right hand! The crowd cheers when another right hand connects. A third right hand finds its mark before AMC is whipped into the far ropes. Instead of coming back, Chase hangs onto the ropes. Sands sees this, so she rushes in for an attack until AMC ducks and dumps her over the top rope. But instead of crashing to the floor, Sands lands safely on her feet. She then yanks AMC down to the mat before dragging her to the outside. AMC gets slammed face-first onto the apron three times before being whipped down ringside. The crowd cheers when Chase crashes against the guardrail. AMC doesn’t have much time to recover as Sands charges down the ringside are before hitting a spinning heel kick, sending them both flipping over the guardrail and into the crowd!
Kris Cruise: Sands sends the action spilling into the crowd with that spinning heel kick!
AMC remains on the floor while Sands slingshots over the guardrail and back to the ringside area. Sands then runs up the steps, springboards to the top turnbuckle, flips off and knocks Bisley down with a moonsault! The cheers continue as she hooks the leg…
ONE! . . TWO! . . Bisley gets a shoulder up.
Sands sets up for an irish whip, only to get reversed and sent into the ropes. When she returns, she brings Bisley down with a running hurricanrana. Bisley is then knocked back down with a dropkick. A second dropkick connects. Sands goes a third when Bisley sidesteps and swats it down. He’s quick to go for the L'Étoile du Nord (Canadian Maple Leaf) when Sands uses her free leg to repeatedly kick Bisley in the face. The last kick knocks Bisley down to the mat. As Bisley tries to scramble back to his feet, Sands turns and tries to knock him back down with a legsweep to the front of the legs. But Bisley is able to hop over the sweep attempt before reaching back down and grabbing both of Sands’ legs. He tries to turn Sands over into the Minnesota Cloverleaf (Texas cloverleaf with a knee to the opponent's back) when Sands reaches up and pulls him down into a modified small package.
ONE! . . TWO! . . Bisley kicks out.
Both both grapplers are back to their feet, Bisley drops Sands down to one knee with a superkick to the left knee, followed by a superkick to the face that knocks her down. Bisley once again targets the leg. This time, he succeeds with the KneeDT (foot DDT)! A second KneeDT is successfully pulled off. Then a third! The boos continue as Bisley takes hold of the leg before slowly turning Sands over into the L'Étoile du Nord!
Kris Cruise: Bisley is finally able to get Sands turned over into his patented submission!
Stephy Auger: He’s got it sunk it now.
Sands howls in pain while Bisley pulls back on the leg. He demands that Sands tap. But she won’t oblige. The official then questions Sands and gives her a chance to quit. But she won’t take it! She’s not about to lose her 15 Championship. The capacity crowd starts to rally behind the champion to the dismay of Bisley. The challenger keeps the hold applied while Sands slowly starts to feed off the energy of the Vancouver crowd. Sands then reaches out and starts to pull herself forward. Bisley looks around in disbelief as Sands continues to pull herself across the ring. Chants of “SANDS!” start to jump out from various pockets of the crowd as the 15 Champion continues to scratch and claw her way towards the side of the ring. Sands is about to grab the bottom rope when AMC pulls back the bottom rope!
Kris Cruise: Oh come on, Chase!
Stephy Auger: What? She’s under no obligation to help Sands. Tis is every man for himself!
AMC lets go, letting the rope snap back and smack Sands right in the face! Chase then rolls back into the ring before driving Bisley down with a bulldog! She goes for the cover.
ONE! . . TWO! . . Bisley gets a shoulder up.
Chase whips Bisley into the corner before rushing in and hitting him with a corner knee to the face. AMC then pulls Bisley out of the corner and sets him up for a cradle piledriver when Bisley counters with a standing single leg takedown before turning her over into the L'Étoile du Nord!
Kris Cruise: Now Bisley’s got Chase trapped in the submission!
Bisley keeps the submission applied until Sands hits the far ropes, comes back and brings Bisley down with Into Dust (Codebreaker)!
Stephy Auger: Where did she come from?
AMC remains in the prone position while Bisley curls up on the mat. Meanwhile, Sands remains on her back after breaking the submission. The official then goes to check on the champion and both of her challengers.
Kris Cruise: Champion and challengers are all down! Who will be the first back to their feet?
The capacity crowd starts to stomp their feet in unison while all three grapplers start to stir on the mat. Once Sands is back to her feet, she looks over and sees both Bisley and AMC getting up on their knees. She looks over at Bisley, then AMC, then over at Bisley, then back to AMC.
Kris Cruise: Who is she going to go after?
Stephy Auger: Who do you think? Isn’t it obvious?
Sands narrows her eyes as she charges across the ring… and flattens Bisley with a Shining Wizard to cheers from the crowd!
Stephy Auger: No!
Chase smiles as she tries to get off the mat. But not before Sands turns darts darts over and flattens her with a Shining Wizard! Sands yanks up AMC by the hair, runs into the corner and slams her face-first into the top turnbuckle. She then turns AMC around, climbs up onto the middle ropes and starts raining down punches while the crowd counts along.
Sands hops down, marches over, picks up Bisley and whips him over into AMC in the corner. Sands then charges across the ring before blasting Bisley with the Wind Kick! Sands delivers another irish whip, follows Bisley back across the ring before blasting him with another Wind Kick! She then charges back across the ring and blasts AMC with a Wind Kic-NO! Chase reaches up in time to catch Sands’ foot. She then shoves Sands down to the mat. As Sands rolls back to her feet, Chase comes out of the corner and knocks Sands off her feet with the Kick of Doom (Superkick)! An exhausted Chase plops down back-first across Sands before reaching back and hooking the near leg…
ONE! . . TWO! . .
Kris Cruise: No!
The crowd cheers when Sands gets her shoulder up.
Chase pulls up Sands by the hair before unleashing a flurry of right hands. She then takes a few quick steps back before rushing over and blasting Sands with another Kick of Doom. Sands gets rocked with another Kick of Doom. Another Kick of Doom snaps Sands’ head back! Sands can barely stands and ends up dropping down to a knee. AMC then marches over, grabs Sands by the hair and pulls her face close to hers. AMC says something to Sands before letting go, takes a few steps back and throwing out a fifth and final Kick of Doom! She misses! When Sands rolls out of the way. AMC then turns around, only to get doubled over with a boot to the midsection before being planted on her head with a DDT!
AMC slowly turns over onto her back while Sands steps out to the apron. Sands repeatedly slaps the top turnbuckle before slowly climbing to the top. Once Sands ascends to the top, she flips off for Sunset… and connects! She turns over and makes the cover.
ONE! . . TWO! . . THR-NO!
Bisley yanks up Sands, runs and chucks her over the top rope and to the floor!
Stephy Auger: Quick, Mark! Pin her! Pin her!
The boos continues as Bisley slides across the ring and makes the cover on AMC.
ONE! . . TWO! . . THRE-NO!
Chase gets a shoulder up!
Bisley steps out to the apron. He grabs the top rope with both hands as he readies himself for an aerial maneuver. He motions for a springboard lariat when Sands reaches over, grabs one of Bisley’s legs mid-jump and yanks him down to the floor. Sands then takes Bisley and plants him with a DDT on the outside. Sands rolls back inside, rushes over and knocks AMC down with a spinning heel kick. She then brings AMC in the corner before tying her up in the Tree of Woe. The champion then steps out to the apron before climbing the the turnbuckles. As Sands reaches the top, AMC tries to sit up and free herself. So Sands jumps off for the Screwdriver (diving double foot stomp to opponent in the Tree of Woe)! But AMC avoids the move by leaning back. After Sands crumbles forward and rolls back to her feet, she turns around and sees Chase perched on the top turnbuckle. AMC leaps off for a diving forearm smash… and gets countered with a jumping Codebreaker in mid air! While AMC lays sprawled out on the mat, Sands steps back out to the apron before climbing the turnbuckles. The champion reaches the top, flips off for the Sunset… and gets countered when AMC gets her knees up!
Kris Cruise: I was sure Chase was out of it after getting caught in mid flight with a Codebreaker. But she had just enough left in her to counter that second Sunset.
Stephy Auger: Get up, Chase. This match is yours to win!
Sands slowly rolls back towards the center of the ring. She tries to push herself up, only to collapse and fall to the prone position. In the corner, AMC crouches down as she waits patiently for the champion to get into position. Once Sands is finally back to her feet, she slowly turns and sees AMC charges from out of the corner. Before Sands can respond, AMC lunges forward and tackles her down hard with the Walk of Fame (spear)!
Stephy Auger: Chase just broke her in half! We’re gonna have a new champion!
ONE! . . TWO! . . THR-NO!
The crowd boos when Bisley flies into the shot and breaks up the pin with the Corazón de Zorro (lionsault to a face-down opponent's back)!
Kris Cruise: What a save by Bisley!
Bisley yanks up AMC, turns and tosses her through the ropes and to the floor. Back in the ring, Bisley pulls up Sands before bringing her down with the Move of the Year (Shiranui)! He makes the cover.
ONE! . . TWO! . . THREE!
The crowd boos as “Storms End” plays over the PA.
J.A. Aldridge: Ladies and gentlemen, the winner of this bout… and now, the NEEEEEEWWWWWWW FGA 15 Champion, MARK BISSSSSSLEYYYYY!
The boos continue as Bisley gets handed the 15 Championship. Bisey takes the championship into his possession before raising it high above his head.
Kris Cruise: Mark Bisley just stole that match from Ashley Marie Chase! It looked like Sands was down and out after getting caught with the pear. But Bisley broke up the pin, tossed AMC to the outside and followed that up with the Move on the Year on Sands for good measure.
Stephy Auger: Once again, Ashley Marie Chase got the screws put to her. First, by Ashley Sands distracting her in her match against Seth Iser. Then on the last Vertigo, Bisley interfered in her 15 Championship match. Tonight, she’s leaving this arena without a championship and probably without a friendship with Ashley Sands. Boy, don’t you just hate to see it?
Post by FGA Office on May 22, 2020 10:06:37 GMT -5
We end up going to the locker room next and rather than an expected scene of chaos it rather has a serene quiet going around it. There isn’t the scene of a bunch of temperamental wrestlers running around or raising hell. Rather, it’s kind of empty except for one person. Perhaps the most experienced wrestler in the company in Seth Iser, sitting on the bench contemplating everything. The fans obviously boo the sight of the veteran.
Seth can’t hear any of this as he still has a calm look about him. He’s changed into his wrestling attire, a red based attire with black lettering going down it, reversing its colors for a change. He also has a black hoodie on with the hood over the front part of his face where we see his jawline. But he peers through and flips the hood off when Spencer Burke walks in.
Spencer Burke: Hello Seth. Do you have a minute?
The veteran gets to his feet and towers over the interview man before gesturing for him to go ahead and ask away without having to say anything. Considering Spencer has been the primary person interviewing Seth, he’s a little calmer than the average person who draws this assignment.
Spencer Burke: You’re going to go one on one with Lowri Moss here shortly. You’re in a calmer mood after you let out a little bit of your...bitterness toward her a--
Seth Iser: Bitterness?
Seth interjects at that point and Spencer cocks an eye toward him in suspicion as Seth’s tone is a little bit cold. The interviewer isn’t retreating for the moment as Seth’s agitation forces him to unzip the hoodie he was wearing.
Seth Iser: When your life’s work is under attack, you tend to feel that way, Spencer. And it isn’t even at Lowri Moss the person. I don't have a strong feeling toward her one way or the other when it comes to that. She’s able to do things in the ring physically that I sure as hell can’t do with her God given athletic ability. But the idea that Lowri Moss is the next big thing in professional wrestling? The idea that she’s going to be the champion and that the wrestling fans just want to roll out the red carpet thinking this Wild Card tournament is her calling? That assertion rightfully pisses off someone like me.
And after he lets some of that out he just shakes his head toward him.
Seth Iser: That tends to make people feel a little bitter.
You can see Spencer finally take that step back after Seth spits that line considering his potential disposition.
Spencer Burke: Regardless, you’re scheduled to go one on one with Lowri Moss in the semi finals of the Wild Card tournament. I know you’ve been snake-bit at times with tournaments…
This warrants a dirty glare from Iser when Spencer words it in that manner but Spencer presses on.
Spencer Burke: But do you think tonight is the night you subvert your history with tournaments and do something you haven’t done in your career?
There’s a scowl etched on his face as he eyeballs Spencer coldly and then he lets out a smirk, surprising Spencer.
Seth Iser: You study, I’ll give you that.
A small acknowledgement from Iser and Spencer’s face lightens slightly before Seth’s face goes serious.
Seth Iser: But to answer your question, yes. Tonight feels like as good of a night as any to add an accomplishment that should’ve been notched under my belt years ago. It isn’t the most traditional of tournaments mind you, but it’s one of the better ones to win. The hundred thousand dollars isn’t a bad side prize but the stakes, Spencer...the stakes of winning this. It’s something else entirely.
And the serious expression stays on his face even as he starts to feel himself get a little more animated and take the hoodie off entirely and throw it behind him. He’s even beginning to pace a couple of steps.
Spencer Burke: But it all starts with Lowri Moss for you. You’ve never met her in the ring. It’s somewhat of an unknown what might happen when the two of you get together.
Seth Iser: She’s not going to be able to use some of her offense on me. I might be at my lightest weight in my career, but physics are still a real thing…
Spencer looks a little caught off guard with Seth’s real assertion here.
Seth Iser: But as much as I feel the pressure of knowing I don’t have too many of these kinds of opportunities left...the butterflies have to be going off in her stomach. She’s been in the ring with some huge names. She’s defeated some of the best in the entire world and gotten the endorsement from another competitor in this tournament more or less. But she knows deep down she’s never faced anybody like me in her entire career.
Spencer Burke: You think that’s your advantage?
Seth stops pacing to answer that question to stand still.
Seth Iser: One of them, yes. But she’s starting to realize what it’s like to have people want to wrestle her. I’ve had to deal with that for years now. That’s as big of an advantage as any of them. As much as people want to crown her, Spencer…part of why I want to wrestle her is I’ve seen it with my own eyes. She’s almost as good as those people say she is. She isn’t even as good as she’ll ultimately end up being right now because she still doesn’t have the experience. That’s the hell of it.
And after stating that, the pacing is going back and forth as he ends up snatching the microphone from Spencer’s hand in a swift motion and Spencer blinks at how that could’ve happened in a rare display of quickness from Iser in any manner.
Seth Iser: But yes, I’ve wanted to wrestle her for a while now. I’ve wanted to kick her ass in the squared circle. I even sent her a message on social media in broad view of the public stating this intention. And I’ve studied her from afar knowing this day was coming. And this is as good of an opportunity as any that could happen. But she’s going to find out why I’m one of the best players who have ever played this little game of ours. There are tricks she’s yet to see and detect in a certain manner because...she’s not had to deal with someone with my experience and cunning yet. I’m the best at the mental art of professional wrestling. One of the best of all time in that field, really. Nothing she does can be a surprise to me. From the Underground to Rose City to here...I’ve seen what you’ve done, what your wrestling ‘mam’ in Izzy might have helped teach you a little. But it won’t be enough.
And then Seth just stops there once more, and the smirk is coming to his face.
Seth Iser: I’ll show you the gap that still exists between us. You can be the best striker in the company today but your limbs will feel a little too short when you try to take a strike at God himself. And after I take care of you, I’ve already done the same kind of preparation for either Neal or Izzy. Bring everything your experience has taught you from how you fight. All of you. It won’t matter. You’ll fall short to the person who is the GREATEST mind in all of professional wrestling. They won't be crowning a new star in Lowri or Neal for that matter. They won't be talking about the dreams Izzy broke. They will be talking about ME! Seth Iser! One of the *bleep* damned giants in the sport. Hell, someone who had a nickname of Godly proportions even! And this Deity of pro wrestling...the former Deity of Destruction, will truly be one step closer to sitting on his long deserved throne.
And with that last statement he hands the microphone back to Spencer who might want to ask another question but with Seth walking off, he thinks better of it and lets him go.
Post by FGA Office on May 22, 2020 10:07:08 GMT -5
As the cameras shift to a different part of the arena, they come across a familiar figure, clad in a gorgeous ivory and white swirled robe and blonde hair trailing down the back of the robe in soft waves. Savannah Taylor has her back slightly to the cameras as she inspects a backstage worker assembling something just out of view of the cameras. Glancing slightly to the side, she sees the cameras approaching and turns around, blocking the view of the table.
Savannah Taylor: Have you ever heard of the saying “be careful what you wish for?” That is something that I have been trying to hammer home week after week and now month after month to one Jimmy Page. Everyone around here has their opinion about him and about the Chivalry is Dead match happening later tonight.
She looks down slightly and shakes her head.
Savannah Taylor: Yet for WHATEVER reason, you people would rather see him walk out of here with the win than me. Remind me again who has the winning record against him heading into this match? Remind me again who has spit in the face of people who said that Jimmy Page was too strong and too violent to be taken down? Yeah, it turns out that I’m that bitch. I’m the one who did the impossible and did what people were too scared to do. Tonight? I get to do it all over again.
A pause as she rubs her hands.
Savannah Taylor: I know I have detractors and people who are questioning just why I accepted this match, knowing what kind of unstable prick Jimmy Page really is. Hell, there are even people who have told me to not die in this match. *coughs* Cordy *coughs* Rumors of my impending and frankly wished upon demise are going to be proven wrong. Jimmy Page himself even said that it takes a monster to take out an even bigger monster. If it’s a bigger monster that Jimmy Page wants, then it’s going to be like Christmas come early for him because he is about to come face to face with the biggest monster he’s ever faced in his miserable existence that he calls a life.
She stops and takes a slight breath as she shakes her head slightly.
Savannah Taylor:Jimmy, I’ve said this before and I will continue to say it until it finally begins to sink into your head. You are not as intimidating or feared as you and everyone else makes you out to be. You can’t STAND that someone like me not only has your number, but I’ve managed to get under your skin...and that drives you up the wall. That leaves you unable to sleep at night because you can’t quite figure out how you got to this position. All I am going to say is that none of this is MY fault. This is all your own doing. You allowed this series of events to take place and instead of facing them head on like a damn MAN, like the man you USED to be, you tried to appeal to these fans and you let them influence you. That proved to be a dumb move, because the second that you let these people in, you became soft. You became weak. You became a shell of the monster that people knew you to be.
The person working at the table behind her coughs, making her turn around. The person hands something to Savannah, who turns around with a smirk on her face. In her hand was the pink and black baseball bat that she has carried around from time to time, only this time it has been wrapped in sharp barbed wire.
Savannah Taylor: You see this, Jimmy? This is just one of the many ways that I plan on using to do what no man has done before in the history of FGA, and that is drive you out the door once and for damn all. This little beauty, when all is said and done, is going to make you so unrecognizable that the only way people will be able to know it is you is by digging up your dental records. So enjoy these last, fleeting moments of peace, Jimmy. Because in a short while, your world is going to come to a screeching halt.
She tips the bat towards the cameras as she walks off, leaving the cameras to transition to the ringside area.
Post by FGA Office on May 22, 2020 10:08:49 GMT -5
Kris Cruise: Boy, those were some strong words there by Seth Iser and even stronger words by Savannah Taylor! We’ll see if they’re able to back up those words with wins later on tonight. Right now, let’s send it to the ring where our next championship match is about to get underway.
FGA MID-ATLANTIC LEGACY CHAMPIONSHIP (c) Ace Voltage vs. Chaz Holiday
"Blackout" by Breathe Carolina begins to play and Chaz Holiday emerges from behind the black curtains. He stops at the top of the entrance, smiling and looking around at the crowd.
J.A. Aldridge: Ladies and gentlemen, the following contest is scheduled for ONE fall and it is for the FGA MID-ATLANTIC LEGACY CHAMPIONSHIP! Introducing first, the challenger! Now residing out of Los Angeles, California! Weighing in at 221 pounds… CHAZ HOLIDAY!
As he makes his way to the ring, he high fives fans along the way. As he gets to the ring, he jumps up on the apron and steps between the ropes, getting into the ring.
Kris Cruise: When you think of all of the great Mid-Atlantic Legacy championships in this company’s history, you have to include Chaz Holiday. Chaz took great exception to Ace Voltage and his handling of the Mid-Atlantic title. Chaz is going to try to make history tonight by becoming a three-time champion. Can he do it?
Stephy Auger: Absolutely not. First off, when I think of great Mid-Atlantic Champions, I think of Jaelynn Ramsey, Annie Zellor and Ace Voltage!
Kris Cruise: Right, only the most “upstanding” human beings.
Stephy Auger: Exactly! Second of all, I don’t care how many times he held that title. It’s not 2014 anymore. It’s 2020! The wrestling world is different! Times have changed, Cruise! Ace is gonna show him tonight just how much the game passed him by.
Kris Cruise: It didn’t look like the game passed Chaz by. In fact, Chaz had Ace Voltage dead to rights until Cassius Reed interfered!
Stephy Auger: Yeah, Cassius interfered. But it was only a matter of time until Ace made it to the ropes, came back and won the match.
Kris Cruise: Oh really?
Stephy Auger: Yes, really!
The arena goes dark and "Thunderstruck by AC/DC starts blaring over the sound system. As the words "THUNDER" are shouted into the arena each time, the lights flash yellow.
I WAS CAUGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF A RAILROAD TRACK
A white spotlight shines on the ramp and Ace Voltage appears once the lyrics start. He is wearing a black jacket with his name on the back and his light blue tights. He shines a smirk to the crowd, zips open the jacket to show his shiny championship around his waist as the rest of the lights come on, with yellow and blue lighting flashing around. He walks down the ramp, nodding his head to the music, laughing to himself when he hears the boos and insults from the crowd. As he's going down the entrance ramp, he walks close to the guardrail ready to slap the hands of the one or two fans. Before he can slap their hands, he quickly rips his hands away, smirks to the booing fans and walks down to the ring.
J.A. Aldridge: His opponent, hailing from London, England! Weighing in at 15.8 stone! He is the reigning… defending… FGA Mid-Atlantic Legacy Champion, ACE VOLTAGE!
He jumps up onto the apron and steps into the ring. He walks to the corner, jumping on the second rope, looking out into the crowd. He raises his championship in the air, smirking and yelling to the fans, "I am the Main Event." After a few seconds, he jumps down, takes his jacket off and waits for the match to start.
Kris Cruise: Whether Ace Voltage wants to admit it or not, he was saved by Cassius Reed a couple of weeks ago on Vertigo. It’s debatable if Ace would have survived that match without Cassius attacking Chaz! But here’s some more bad news for Ace. Chaz has recovered from Cassius’ attack! He’s 100% and he’s coming for his former belt!
The bell sounds as Holiday rushes across the ring and knocks Voltage off his feet with a dropkick!
Stephy Auger: Look at that CHEAP SHOT!
Kris Cruise: Weren’t you the one that was just screaming “protect yourself at all times” in the opening match? Isn’t that Wrestling 101, Stephy?
Stephy Auger: …
A second dropkick returns Voltage to the mat. Holiday then takes the champion and sends him into the corner with an irish whip before connecting with a flying forearm smash! Holiday takes Voltage, executes another irish whip, follows him across he ring and leaps into the corner. Voltage slips out of the way, which causes the crowd to gasp when Holiday crashes into the corner. As Holiday stumbles away from the corner, Voltage grabs him from behind, runs forward and chucks him through the ropes. Voltage then turns and raises his arms in the air towards the booing crowd. But unbeknownst to him, Holiday landed safely on the apron! He then springboards to the top turnbuckle and stays in the crouched position. The moment Voltage turns around, he does a double take as Holiday stands up, leaps off and connects with a missile dropkick, knocking the champion down to the mat, underneath the bottom rope and to the floor!
Kris Cruise: What a dropkick by Chaz Holiday! He just sent Ace Voltage to the outside!
Voltage starts to pick himself up off the floor while Holiday heads into the far ropes. Chaz bounces off the ropes, runs back across the ring and dives over the top rope before knocking him down with a plancha! The cheers continue as Holiday mounts himself on top of Voltage before raining down a flurry of right hands.
Kris Cruise: Look at Chaz go!
Stephy Auger: Yeah man, look at those CLOSED FISTS! Where’s the disqualification!?
Holiday picks up Voltage and slams him face-first onto the apron before pushing him back into the ring. Chaz then rolls himself back in, grabs Voltage and slams him face-first into the top turnbuckle. The cheers continue as Voltage gets lit up in the corner with a flurry of knife edge chops. After an irish whip is completed into the far corner, Holiday runs back across the ring and connects with another flying forearm smash! Voltage is then throw out of the corner with a hip toss before Chaz hoists himself up onto the second ropes, jumps off and hits a leg drop! He goes for the cover.
ONE! . . TWO! . . Voltage kicks out.
Kris Cruise: Chaz with the first nearfall of this contest. He’s come out on FIRE, hasn’t he, Stephy?
Stephy Auger: Don’t be so smug, Cruise. It’s still early and you know it.
Voltage is whipped into the far ropes. When he returns, he sees Chaz setting up for a back body drop. So he counters with a kick to the face before running back into the ropes. When Voltage returns, Holiday knocks him off his feet with a running high knee. He makes the cover.
ONE! . . TWO! . . Voltage kicks out.
Voltage is sent back into the ropes again. When he returns, Holiday throws him down with a military press slam! He then follows up with a standing moonsault!
ONE! . . TWO! . . Voltage gets his shoulder up.
Kris Cruise: Another nearfall for Chaz Holiday! Boy I have to tell you, Ace Voltage is getting taken to the woodshed early on!
Stephy Auger: ...
Chaz takes Voltage and whips him back into the corner. He rushes in, hops on top of Voltage and goes for a monkey flip. But Voltage grabs a hold of him. After turning around and sitting Chaz down on the top turnbuckle, Voltage goes to knock him off with a dropkick. But Chaz counters by swatting away the kick. Ace scrambles back to a vertical base, only to get knocked back with a front kick to the face! Holiday then stands up on the top turnbuckle, jumps off for a diving crossbody and gets dropkicked out of the air!
Stephy Auger: THERE WE GO!
Kris Cruise: Ace Voltage with a well-timed counter!
The boos continue as Ace gets back to his feet before putting the boots to Holiday’s midsection. Voltage reaches down, pulls Holiday back to his feet and doubles him over with multiple knees to the midsection. He then brings Chaz over towards the side of the ring before throwing him down across the top rope with a reverse suplex. While Holiday hangs over the top rope, Voltage steps out to the apron before scaling the turnbuckles.
Kris Cruise: What is he going for here?
Ace climbs up to the top turnbuckle, jumps off and knocks Holiday down with an elbow drop across the back of the neck! The boos continue as he makes the cover.
ONE! . . TWO! . . Holiday gets his shoulder up.
Kris Cruise: Ace only gets a two count, but that flying elbow that to take a bit out of Holiday.Right to the back of the neck, that can’t feel good, Stephy.
Voltage brings Holiday down with a back suplex before making the cover.
ONE! . . TWO! . . Holiday gets his shoulder up.
Ace takes Holiday and whips him into the ropes before catching him off the rebound with a punch to the midsection. While Holiday is doubled over, Voltage brings him down with a running neckbreaker before making the cover.
ONE! . . TWO! . . Holiday gets a shoulder up.
Kris Cruise: Another nearfall for Ace. But he continues to target the neck.
Stephy Auger: Chaz doesn’t look so hot now, huh?
Voltage takes Chaz and whips him hard into the corner. As Holiday staggers from out of the corner, Voltage lifts him up before bringing him down with a Samoan Drop. He reaches back and hooks the near leg for the cover.
ONE! . . TWO! . . Holiday reverses with a grounded crucifix…
ONE! . . TWO! . . Voltage kicks out.
Kris Cruise: Only two! That cocky pin nearly came back to bite the champion.
Chaz tries to get back to his feet when Voltage rushes forward and knocks him down with a Shining Wizard! He makes the cover.
Stephy Auger: Ace of Spades right to the face! That must be it, Cruise.
ONE! . . TWO! . . T-NO!
Chaz gets his shoulder up.
Voltage takes Holiday and lifts him up fo a brainbuster when Chaz slips down from behind. He sets Ace up for a German Suplex when Ace counters with a back elbow to the face. After performing a standing switch, he grabs Chaz, runs forward and chucks him over the top rope. But once again, Chaz lands safely on the apron. Voltage turns around and sees this, so he rushes forward to attack. Before he can grab a hold of Chaz, the challenger counters with a shoulder thrust through the ropes that doubles Ace over. While Ace starts to slowly step back, Holiday heads over towards the ring post. He starts to climb the turnbuckles when Ace runs over, jumps up to the middle ropes and rakes him across the eyes. After a punch to the midsection doubles Chaz over, Ace hooks his arms before throwing him down with a butterfly superplex! The boos continue as Ace crawls over to make the cover.
ONE! . . TWO! . . TH-NO!
The crowd cheers when Chaz gets a shoulder up.
Kris Cruise: Chaz was chucked off the top with that butterfly superplex, but he still had enough left to get the shoulder up.
Stephy Auger: But I doubt he has much left in him after that. He should just stay down. He’s coming back after nearly five years. He’s proven enough already. The last time he left, he did so by his own volition. If he keeps this up, he won’t have a choice to make next time.
Voltage takes Holiday, delivers an irish whip and connects with a clothesline in the corner. Ace goes to follow up with a bulldog out of the corner when Chaz shoves him off into the ropes. Ace then comes off the ropes, lunges forward and sends Holiday flipping down to the mat with a dive to the knee.
Kris Cruise: OH! Ace just tried to take out Chaz’s knee!
Stephy Auger: See!? See? What did I tell you?
Chaz continues to clutch his knee while Voltage steps out to the apron. He then scales to the top turnbuckle, flips off for the High Voltage (450 Splash) and misses when Chaz rolls out of the way!
Kris Cruise: OH! Nobody was home! Ace Voltage caught nothing but canvas on that dive!
Stephy Auger: No, no, no! Ace, get up!
Before Ace can get back to his feet, Chaz drags him to the center of the ring and locks him in the Edgecution! The crowd cheers as Ace is seen howling in pain. Chaz continues to keep the hold applied as Cassius Reed climbs up onto the apron, gaining the ref’s attention.
Kris Cruise: Cassius Reed, again!? Where did he come from?
Stephy Auger: Let’s not talk about that! Let’s talk about how he should have been on this card the entire time!
Chaz looks over and sees Cassius on the apron. So he lets go of the hold, heads over and blasts Cassius with a right hand, knocking him down to the floor.
Kris Cruise: Cassis just got tagged with a right hand for his troubles!
Chaz continues to yell down at Cassius until Ace throws him down with a German Suplex from behind! The boos continue as Ace rolls over, pulls Chaz back to his feet and throws him down with a second German Suplex! Ace goes for a third German when Chaz counters with a back elbow to the face. He then performs a standing switch before pulling Ace down with an Inverted DDT! Chaz takes Ace and whips him into the corner. He then runs into the corner, jumps on top of Ace and then throws him out of the corner with a monkey flip! Chaz then takes out Cassius on the floor with a plancha before rolling back inside! He runs across the ring, rebounds off the ropes and knocks Ace down with a springboard back elbow! Chaz runs back into the ropes, rebounds back and knocks Ace back down with a springboard roundhouse kick! Chaz then runs over and leaps up for The Party Starter (Fame Asser) when Ace slips out of the way, grabs Chaz, runs towards the corner and throws him shoulder-first into the ring post!
Kris Cruise: OH! Ace just carelessly through Chaz shoulder-first into the post.
Stephy Auger: It wasn’t careless at all. There was purpose behind that throw! It’s gonna be hard to get your shoulder up after getting it thrown into a steel post, huh?
Kris Cruise: ...
Chaz is pulled out of the corner before being planted with a Cradle DDT! The boos continue as Ace turns over, holds down Chaz’s arm and makes the cover.
ONE! . Ace gets his feet up on the middle ropes! . TWO! . . THREE!
The crowd erupts with boos when “Thunderstuck” hits the speakers.
J.A. Aldridge: Ladies and gentlemen, the winner of this bout… AAAAAAAND STILLLLL FGA Mid-Atlantic Legacy Champion, ACE VOLLLLLTAAAAAGE!
Voltage immediately rolls to the outside and snatches his Mid-Atlantic Legacy Championship away from the timekeeper before making his way around ringside.
Kris Cruise: Ace Voltage just stole this match from Chaz Holiday!
Stephy Auger: Did he do?
Kris Cruise: Did he!? He got his feet up on the ropes while he was pinning Chaz!
Post by FGA Office on May 22, 2020 10:09:16 GMT -5
A moment or two passes before the picture comes to life. Or, at least attempts to. A great deal of static and distortion plaques one’s visibility. However, a number of images can be made out. The first one depicts Nina Stokes as she strolls out of the back. She glares at Night Train Ayano, who is standing in the ring. There’s another glitch as the picture jumps to Night Train leaping into the air and hitting a Lou Thesz press. A second passes before Nina is shown rocking the Ayano member with running roundhouse. Night Train is then shown trying to land a flying hip attack; she gets dropped on her neck instead. A moment passes before Night Train gets clocked with a knee and covered.
Nina Stokes: Ashes.
The distortion becomes uncontrollable for a brief moment. Nina is standing on the ring apron alongside Salem and Chris Madison when it becomes more manageable. Jimmy Page is squaring off against Savannah Taylor inside of the ring. Cut to complete chaos as her entire team is brawling with the opposition. The camera focuses on Nina as she chucks Savannah out of the ring. Max Powers gets bold and leaps onto her shoulders, looking to shut her down with a reverse hurricanrana. She pushes him off. Heavy strikes drop him to his knees. It isn’t long before a rolling elbow to the back of the head and that knee strike find their mark. Nina makes the cover and picks up the victory.
Nina Stokes: Ashes.
Contrasting streaks fill the screen. And when they happen to disappear, Salem is standing over Nina with a sledgehammer. But she hesitates. But it’s enough time for Nina to rise up and deliver a vicious bicycle kick. A chair is positioned between the middle and top ropes before Salem is launched into the corner with a double underhook suplex. Salem finds solace in that corner―
Until Nina hits her with that knee strike.
Salem’s head and face bounces off of the steel chair. Nina pins her as the referee counts to three. A declaration of a new Frontier Grappling Arts United States Champion rings throughout the arena.
A smirk crosses her face before the camera shifts to another encounter between Nina and Salem. Nina connects with that knee strike once again. But instead of going for the cover, she simply looms over her fallen opponent. Although she is down for a substantial amount of time, Salem manages to beat the stand. She gets up and walks right into a series of alternating boxing elbows. The scene flickers. And once it returns, Nina is laid out on the announce table as Salem ascends to the top rope. Salem pauses and throws up a sign before she flies backwards with an amazing moonsault―
But Nina has the presence of mind to move out of the way.
Salem crashes hard into the announce table. It collapses on impact. Salem holds her right knee; it’s clear she’s in serious pain. At that point, the referee begins to administer a ten count. Nina is able to make it into the ring before the count of six. Salem is unable to make it at all. The bell rings.
Nina Stokes: They all…
There’s one last glitch. But the image that is later shown is not that of Nina Stokes. No. Instead, it’s Sadie San Fransico. The young woman writhes in pain after having just been put through a ladder as a result of a moonsault. The camera lingers on that scene of Sadie before two final words are said.
Nina Stokes: Fall. Down.
It doesn’t take much time before the camera fades to complete blackness.
Post by FGA Office on May 22, 2020 10:16:06 GMT -5
FGA WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (c) Pendragon vs. Hellcat Spangled Death Squad
The lights dim until the arena falls black. There’s an ominous hammerfall as "Destroy 2000 Years of Culture" by Atari Teenage Riot hits the ground running.
♫ IT'S A DEAD WORLD AND IT'S ABOUT THAT TIME TO CLEAR THINGS HERE! ONE GENERATION FOLLOWS ANOTHER BUT SOMETHING IN MY HEAD SAYS KEEP GOING DON'T GIVE UP ♫
Lisa and Ana, a pair of Hellcats burst from the curtain amidst a swirling mass of red and purple spotlights. Ana steps forward, throwing up her weird, surfer dude hand gimmick. Lisa hangs back and leaves her to it. Ana chucks her mouthguard in and marches her way to the ring. Lisa saunters after.
♫ DESTROY 2000 YEARS OF CULTURE DESTROY 2000 YEARS OF CULTURE ♫
J.A. Aldridge: Ladies and gentlemen, the following contest, scheduled for ONE fall, is for the FGA World Team Championship! Introducing first, the challengers! Making their way to the ring at a total combined weight of 258 pounds! They are the team of Anastasia Hayden and Lisa Seldon… THE HELLCAT SPANGLED DEATH SQUAD!!!
Ana hops up onto the apron and throws another hand up to the crowd. She then steps through the ropes and gives up the floor. Lisa jumps to the apron in a single stride, leans back to shoot a wink down the camera barrel and then goes up and over the ropes into the ring. Ana has already taken her perch on the top buckle, arms folded, chewing her mouthguard idly. Lisa steps in front of her and leans back into the corner.
Kris Cruise: Ana Hayden and Lisa Seldon have waited months for this opportunity, Stephy. They won last year’s Dynamic Duos Tag Team Tournament, defeating the Canadian Chainsaw Massacre, Best for Business, Big Coffin Hunters and Carina Eventide & Laurel Anne Hardy along the way. The Hellcat Spangled Death Squad were already widely regarded as one of the best, if not the best team, in all of wrestling entering DDT3. The tournament win was just another feather in their cap. Tonight, they can further cement their place as one of the greats in the game with a World Tag Team Title win here on FGA soil.
Stephy Auger: This is a match that Pendragon wanted. But I have to question their thought process, given the number of matches that both of them may have to endure later on tonight. But even putting the Wildcard Lottery to the side, the Hellcats may just be too much for Lowri Moss and Neal Durden to handle. In fact, I’m going on record as so say that I think they will be. The harder they have to push to defeat the Hellcats, the less stamina they’ll have for later on tonight.
The lights flicker as "Take A Chance" by CFO$ begins to play over the PA system, and out through the curtains walks Neal Durden, followed closely by Lowri Moss, each of them with their titles wrapped around their waists. The Welsh duo stand side by side on the stage for a moment, surveying the crowd, before they make their way towards the ring, with Neal leading the way.
J.A. Aldridge: Their opponents! Making their way to the ring at a total combined weight of 320 pounds! They are the reigning… defending.. FGA World Tag Team Champions! They are the team of Lowri Moss and Neal Durden… PENDRAGON!
After climbing the steps and entering the ring, Lowri heads for one of the corners, climbs to the second rope, and takes the title from around her waist and holds it aloft as she looks out at the cheering fans, while Neal simply stands in the middle of the ring with his pinky finger up and a smirk on his face.
Kris Cruise: You say that you question Pendragon wanting the Hellcats to choose them. Well I would disagree. Knowing Pendragon as well I know them, the two of them would never run from a challenge. The two of them can put whatever is happening later to the side to deal with the Hellcats first and foremost. We’re talking about a team that defeated The Chaotics not once, but twice. The same Chaotics team that, despite how badly things ended between them both, are regarded as the best team in this company’s history. Pendragon not only want to take that mantle, but they also want to prove themselves as the best team in all of wrestling! Who better to do that against than Lisa Seldon and Ana Hayden. These are two great individual wrestlers in their own right. Together, you could argue that they’re even greater.
Stephy Auger: Let me remind you that the Hellcats defeated SSWA’s greatest trio, the 2018 DDT3 runners up, a former DDT3 winner and FGA Tag champ in Dexter Jacobs and a DDT3 veteran and two-time FGA Tag champ in Laurel Hardy. These weren't a bunch of pushovers that the Hellcats went through.
Kris Cruise: Some people would say otherwise given the Hellcat Spangled Death Squad’s attitude in the lead up to some of those matches.
Stephy Auger: Oh boo hoo. So what if they were a little arrogant? Big deal! Fujiko Mine is as arrogant as they come and you all fawn over her. This is the thing. When the bell was rung, the Hellcats treated their opponents like the threats that they were and they beat them! That is the buzzsaw that Pendragon are willingly walking into tonight and Cruise, I don’t think that they survive!
The bell sounds as Lisa Seldon steps out to the apron. Anastasia Hayden looks to start things off for the Hellcats while Pendragon high five each other before Neal Durden exits to the apron. Moss and Hayden then begin to walk out of their respective corners before circling the ring. The two grapplers size each other up before meeting in the center of the ring with a collar-and-elbow. After jockeying for position, Moss gains the advantage with a side headlock. Hayden quickly tries to push Moss off of her, but Moss keeps the side headlock on. Moss continues to wrench down on the hold before performing a standing switch and transitioning into a hammerlock. The reigning Pride Champion keeps the submission applied until Hayden quickly breaks it up with a back elbow to the face. She then turns to face Moss before delivering an arm wrench. Another arm wrench is delivered before Moss rolls forward, leans back, kips up and reverses into an arm wrench of her own. Moss delivers a second arm wrench before Hayden runs over towards the ropes and brings her down with a springboard arm drag. Hayden rushes over to attack Moss when Moss throws her down with a japanese arm drag. A second japanese arm drag returns Hayden to the mat. Moss rushes over before bringing Hayden back down to the canvas with a tilt-a-whirl headscissors. She then turns and hits the far ropes as Hayden gets back to her feet. After Moss returns, she slows down when she sees Hayden running past her into the same set of ropes. When Moss stops and turns around, she winds up on the receiving end of a tilt-a-whirl headscissors. Moss returns to her feet, only to get returned to the mat with a high angle dropkick. Hayden knocks Moss back down to the mat with a hook kick that nearly knocks the double champ’s head off. She then throws out an enzuigiri, but Moss ducks the kick before catching Hayden as she tries to get back up with a Switchblade Kick across the back of the head. She then pushes Hayden over before making the cover.
ONE! . . TWO! . . Hayden kicks out.
Kris Cruise: Moss got the better of that exchange there, but it’s only early.
Moss delivers another arm wrench for good measure before dragging her into the corner. Once Neal Durden gets tagged back in, he slingshots himself into the ring before taking control of the arm with a pair of arm wrenches. Hayden nearly finds herself on the receiving end of a third arm wrench when she rolls forward, spins over onto her knees, flips over with a handstand, spins in place, transitions behind Durden into a hammerlock before sending him staggering forward with a European Uppercut to the back of the head. While Durden tries to shake out the blow, Hayden turns and hits the far ropes. When Durden turns around, he gets brought down with a pop-up hurricanrana. As Durden turns over to a knee before trying to get back to his feet, Hayden darts over towards him. The crowd gasps as she throws out Human Target Practice (Sliding Forearm)! But Durden is able to roll out of the way. Durden then beats Hayden back to a vertical base before lifting her up onto his shoulders. He motions for an Airplane Spin when Hayden counters with multiple elbows to the side of the head. After slipping down from behind, she hooks both of Durden’s arms and goes for a Tiger Suplex when he reverses into a wheelbarrow victory roll.
ONE! . . TWO! . . Hayden kicks out.
Kris Cruise: Quick reversal there by Durden gets two...
After both grapplers scramble back to a vertical base, Hayden knocks back a rushing Durden with a hook kick before rushing over and tagging Seldon in. Seldon wastes no time as she knocks Durden down with a springboard dropkick! She goes for the cover.
ONE! . . TWO! . . Durden kicks out.
Kris Cruise: Seldon quickly got tagged in and got a nearly seconds later.
Stephy Auger: Not a second has been wasted for the Hellcats. They’re coming into this match hungry, Cruise. A lot of wrestlers in their position? They’ll rest on their laurels. But not these two. They’re as just as hungry for those titles as a team that’s never held gold before.
Durden reverses an irish whip, sending Seldon into the ropes. When she returns, she goes to knock Durden down with a yakuza kick. But Durden catches her foot in time. He then swings her leg away from him before taking control of her back. Durden goes to follow up with a ripcord knee strike when Seldon swats down the knee before following up with a step-up enzuigiri. While Durden staggers towards the side of the ring, Seldon turns and hits the far ropes. She comes back and motions for an attack when Durden quickly turns and delivers a low dropkick, sending Seldon collapsing onto the middle ropes. Seeing Seldon’s position, Durden takes off into the far ropes. He comes back and swings through the ropes for a Tiger Feint Kick when Seldon catches his legs!
Kris Cruise: Uh oh...
Durden tries to kick himself free. But Seldon keeps control of his legs. She hooks her arms around before legs before leaning back. The crowd gasps as Durden flies throat-first into the top rope with a catapult! Durden lays clutching his throat before Seldon goes for the cover.
ONE! . . TWO! . . Durden kicks out.
Kris Cruise: Durden avoided the three count there, but that had to have taken something out if it.
Stephy Auger: I imagine it can’t feel good hitting the ropes throat-first.
Durden continues to favor his throat while Seldon heads into the Hellcats corner. He gets slammed face-first into the top turnbuckle before Hayden is tagged back in. The Hellcat Spangled Death Squad pull Durden back towards the center of the ring before he gets taken down with Kicky Kicky Kick Kick (Ana goes off on their opponent with a series of Kawada Kicks, the last one standing them up right. Lisa then finishes the sequence with a Spinning Heel Kick that knocks them flat)! Hayden goes for the cover.
ONE! . . TWO! . . Durden kicks out.
Hayden picks up Durden, delivers an irish whip and follows him into the corner before hitting a lariat right across the neck. While Durden remains in the corner, Hayden rushes back over into the adjacent corner and tags in Seldon. Seldon quickly hops in through the ropes, charges into the corner and executes a yakuza kick! She then takes Durden and goes for an irish whip. But Durden reverses. He closely follows Seldon across the ring. Instead of crashing into the corner, Seldon executes a Tiger Wall Flip over Durden. When Durden turns around, Seldon rushes back in before sending him flying out of the corner with a monkey flip. While Durden is trying to get back to his feet, Seldon hops back to the apron through the ropes before scaling the turnbuckles. As soon as she reaches the top, she leaps off… and knocks down Durden with a flying crossbody!
… before he rolls through it and pulls Seldon up while he gets back to his feet!
Kris Cruise: Look at this strength from Neal?
Stephy Auger: Not bad for a guy who’s just skin and bones. Let’s see what he does with this.
The crowd gasps at the feat as he then hoists Seldon up across his shoulders. The Vancouver crowd buzzes as Durden’s got her up for Nirvana’s Fall (fireman’s carry dropped into an overhead kick)! Durden’s about to deliver his finisher when Hayden rushes in and knocks him and Seldon down with a lariat!
Stephy Auger: Hayden makes the save!
Kris Cruise: But here comes Lowri!
Moss rushes in and doubles Hayden over with a boot to the midsection before following up with a European Uppercut. Hayden delivers a European Uppercut before Moss answers back wit another European Uppercut of her own! Seldon and Durden return to a vertical base before trading blows. The two continue to exchange punches until Seldon grabs him before biting his face! Seldon moves Durden across the ring and into the ropes while she continues the bite attack. She then climbs up onto the middle ropes over him while she gnaws away at his forehead! Back near the center of the ring, Moss and Hayden continue to trade shots when Hayden gains the advantage with open palm strikes! Hayden continues to knock Moss back with the open palm strikes until Moss is pressed up against the ropes next to Durden. Moss tries to cover up, but most of Hayden’s strikes penetrate her defense! Seldon hops down to the mat before the Hellcats take off into the far ropes. When they come back, Pendragon rush towards the center of the ring and cut them off with back elbows to the face! While the Hellcats are dazed, Pendragon turn and head towards the far ropes. But unbeknownst to them, the Hellcats are right behind them! As soon as Pendragon hit the ropes, they get caught with a koppu kick and a running European Uppercut from Seldon and Hayden! While Pendragon are dazed, the Hellcats take off into the far ropes. Seldon and Hayden pick up speed as they look to knock Pendragon to the floor. The crowd buzzes with anticipation when Pendragon duck and dump the Hellcats over the top rope. Instead of crashing to the floor, the Hellcats are able to land on the apron. Before the challengers can fully regroup, Pendragon run towards opposite corners corner. The crowd cheers when Moss knocks Hayden off the apron with a Slice of Heaven (Springboard enzuigiri) while Durden sends Seldon to the floor with a springboard roundhouse kick!
Kris Cruise: Pendragon have just cleared the ring of the Hellcats! Listen to this crowd, Stephy!
Stephy Auger: yeah, they sound pretty partisan to me!
Pendragon circle the ring while waving her arms up and down to hype up the crowd even more! Durden then takes a peek to the outside. When he spots the Hellcats starting to pick themselves up on the floor, he begins bouncing on the balls of his feet before taking off towards the far ropes.
Kris Cruise: What’s Durden gearing up for?
Durden bounces off the ropes and picks up speed before hurling himself over the top rope. He flips off the top rope with a somersault plancha that takes out the Hellcats to an explosion of cheers! Durden high fives a few lucky fans in the front row before rolling Seldon back into the ring. He then slides back in for the cover.
ONE! . . TWO! . . Seldon gets her shoulder up.
Kris Cruise: After trading blows with the Hellcats early on, Pendragon look to be in control here.
Stephy Auger: Key words are “look to be,” Cruise. It’s still early. You think that the Hellcat Spangled Death Squad haven’t looked worse off than this before, only to come back to win?
Kris Cruise: Believe me, I’m not counting them out. I’m just calling it like I see it and right now, Pendragon are in control.
Durden takes Seldon and sets her up for a standing Shiranui when she shoves him off towards the ropes. Instead of bouncing back towards Seldon, Durden uses the momentum to bring Hayden back down on the outside with a slingshot hurricanrana! Seldon sees this unfold in front of her, so she makes a beeline towards the corner. She starts to climb the turnbuckles in preparation for a dive to the outside. But Durden hops back onto the apron, runs over and stops her with a rope-assisted gamengiri to the face! After climbing up onto the middle turnbuckle, he palms Seldon’s face before shoving her down to the canvas. As Seldon gets back to her feet, Durden jumps up off the middle turnbuckle, turns and lands facing away from the ring on the top turnbuckle before flipping off and knocking Seldon down with a corkscrew moonsault! Durden’s met with cheers and applause from the crowd while he goes for the cover.
ONE! . . TWO! . . Seldon gets her shoulder up.
Durden heads over and tags Moss back in. Pendragon then take Seldon and whip her into the ropes before catching her off the rebound with a double dropkick! Moss makes the cover.
ONE! . . TWO! . . Seldon gets her shoulder up.
Durden gets tagged back in. After Pendragon brings Seldon down with a double japanese arm drag, Durden hits the ropes before Moss hip tosses him down on top of Seldon! He reaches back and hooks the near leg for the cover.
ONE! . . TWO! . . Seldon gets her shoulder up.
Moss is tagged back in. After Seldon is brought down with a reverse STO/ step-up enzuigiri combination, Durden helps Moss with an assisted moonsault across Seldon’s back! She then pulls Seldon over before making the cover.
ONE! . . TWO! . . Seldon gets a shoulder up.
Kris Cruise: Another nearfall for Pendragon! They are in the driver’s seat now.
Moss takes control of Seldon’s back and goes for a German Suplex when Seldon counters with a back elbow to the face. She then performs a standing switch and tries for a German of her own. But Moss is able to return the favor with a back elbow. She then performs a standing switch before taking control of Seldon’s back. Moss sets up for another German when Seldon cuts her off with multiple back elbows to the face. Once she’s free, Seldon motions towards the ropes. But Moss is quickly able to grab a hold of her before pulling her down with an Inverted DDT! She makes the cover.
ONE! . . TWO! . . Seldon gets a shoulder up.
Moss pulls Seldon back up and knocks her back with a headbutt before moving her into the corner. From there, Moss goes to town on Seldon with the Scarlet Barrage (Alternating rapid-fire knife edge chops and forearms to a cornered opponent)! Moss continues to unload with strikes before taking off into the far ropes. The double champion bounces off the ropes and picks up speed as she rushes back across the ring before blasting Seldon with Just for Kicks (Running big boot to a cornered opponent followed by a running Facewash)! She then drags Seldon from out of the corner before going for the cover.
ONE! . . TWO! . . T-NO!
Seldon gets her shoulder up.
Kris Cruise: Close call there for the Hellcats. Seldon may want to think about trying to tag out.
Stephy Auger: You think? No, she’s just laying there and letting Pendragon go to work on her!
Seldon is pulled back to her feet and gets caught with a hard European Uppercut before being whipped into the corner. Moss rushes in to attack when Seldon knocks her back with a back elbow to the face.
Stephy Auger: There we go.
Kris Cruise: That’s one way to stop an attack.
Moss shakes off the blow before rushing back in to attack. This time, she gets turned around by a boot to the face.
Kris Cruise: Seldon with another block. She may have just found her opening here...
Moss staggers away from the corner while she clutches her jaw. After shaking out the cobwebs, Moss turns around and sees Seldon lunges towards her. Moss screams out in pain as Seldon clips the front of her knee, sending the dual champion flipping down to the mat! There's an audible gasp from the crowd when Moss goes down.
Kris Cruise: This doesn’t look good, Stephy!
Stephy Auger: Good for Moss and her little boyfriend? Nope. But this is great news for the Hellcat Spangled Death Squad!
Durden yells out for Moss while his tag team partner lays on the mat. Moss curls up and clutches her right knee while she writhes with pain on the canvas.
Kris Cruise: She’s hurt, Stephy!
Stephy Auger: Yes she is and this isn’t just great news for the Hellcats. I know that Seth Iser is somewhere in the back smiling.
Kris Cruise: You think he’s happy about possibly facing Lowri at less than 100%
Stephy Auger: Even if her knee didn’t get clipped, she wouldn’t be going into her match later at 100%. No one told her to try and go after singles gold while also being a tag champion. That was her being greedy!
While Moss is down, Seldon begins to crawl towards the Hellcats corner. Moments later, Hayden is tagged back in. Hayden wastes no time, rushing over and putting the boots to Moss’s knee! Hayden shows no remorse as hard stomp after hard stomp is delivered on top of the knee. Moss tries to defend herself by turning away from Hayden, but Hayden turns her right back over before delivering more stomps and kicks to the knee! There’s a few scattered pockets of boos coming from the crowd at Hayden’s lack of empathy. Hayden looks over and sees Durden scolding her from the apron. So she responds by ripping off Moss’ right kneepad and tossing it to the outside before delivering a jumping stomp to the knee!
Stephy Auger: NOW WE’RE TALKING!
Kris Cruise: Was that even necessary?
Stephy Auger: I’m sorry, Cruise, but I thought that this was a contact sport these four were participating in! This match is for the FGA World Tag Team Titles, one of the most sought after set of tag titles in wrestling. Ana can rip Lowri’s leg off for all I care.
Hayden sees Moss sitting up while she clutches her knees. So she rushes up towards the double champion before delivering multiple seated back kicks. She then pulls Moss from off the mat before delivering a shin breaker! As Moss hobbles on one leg, Hayden takes a few steps back before rushing forward to deliver a chop block! Moss howls in pain as she crumbles to the mat. Instead of going for the cover, Hayden reaches down, grabs Moss by the hair and pulls her up to her knees before spiking her with a headscissors driver! She then turns Moss over and pulls her up to a seated position before hitting the ropes. Hayden bounces off the ropes, comes back and flattens Moss with Human Target Practice! She opts out of going for the cover as she pulls Moss back up to a seated position before rushing back into the ropes. She charges back over towards Moss before flattening her with another Human Target Practice! But Hayden isn’t done! Ana pulls Moss by the hair up to a seated position before hitting the ropes. Hayden comes back and runs past Moss before hitting the far ropes. She then bounces off the ropes before clobbering Moss with a third Human Target Practice! She goes for the cover.
ONE! . . TWO! . . Durden runs over and kicks Hayden in the side of the head to break up the pin.
Stephy Auger: He couldn’t get drag Ana off of Lowri to break up the pin? He can to kick her in the side of the head?
Kris Cruise: … “contact sport,” right, Stephy?
Stephy Auger: ...
While a frustrated Durden returns to the apron, Hayden heads over and tags Seldon back in. She looks over and sees Moss struggling to push herself up on all fours. So she leaps off the top turnbuckle, soars halfway across the ring and flattens Moss with a springboard leg drop across the beck of the neck! She pulls Moss over and makes the cover.
ONE! . . TWO! . . Moss gets her shoulder up.
Seldon takes Moss by the hair and starts to slowly pull her up off the mat when Moss hits her with a right hand to the midsection. Moss comes back with another right hand to the midsection, then a left. The crowd starts to cheer louder as Moss hits Seldon with wild rights and lefts. Moss continues her comeback until Seldon cuts her off with a knee to the midsection. She then takes control of Moss’ neck before nailing her with sharp Muay-Thai Clinch Strikes. As Moss is dazed, Seldon hooks her right leg, lifts her up and then throws her down hard with a Fisherman Driver!
ONE! . . TWO! . . T-NO!
Moss gets a shoulder up.
Seldon heads over and tags Hayden back in. Once Hayden gets in, she hooks Moss’ right leg before planting her with a Fisherman DDT! She goes for the cover.
ONE! . . TWO! . . T-NO!
Moss gets the shoulder up.
Kris Cruise: Another close call for Moss, but she gets the shoulder up in time!
Stephy Auger: How many more times can she be dropped on the back of her neck before the Hellcats win?
Once Moss is pulled back to her feet, Hayden holds her down while hitting her with repeated short kicks to the face. Hayden continues the attack until Moss catches her foot. Hayden proceeds to hop on one foot until an enzuigiri sends Moss flipping down to the mat. She then follows up with a standing double foot stomp across the knee! After a snap suplex returns Moss to the canvas, Hayden drags her into position before exiting out to the apron. The crowd murmurs while she starts to scale the turnbuckles. Once Hayden makes her way to the top, she leaps off with Romanov Grace (Diving Double Foot Stomp)... and misses when Moss rolls out of the way. Hayden’s momentum sends her rolling down to the mat before she rolls back up, darts across the ring and drives Moss back down with a leg lariat! She then makes the tag out to Seldon.
The Hellcats bring Moss back towards the center of the ring before whipping her hard into the corner. The top turnbuckle rattles as Moss crashes sternum-first into it. As Moss stumbles back, Seldon hits the far ropes, comes back and hurls herself towards Moss as the Hellcat Spangled Death Squad deliver Ginger Snaps (Lisa strikes her opponent with a Shotgun Double Knee Strike (Horror Pop) and knocks them back to Ana who hits them with a Snap German Suplex)! Seldon nudges the folded up Moss with her foot over onto her back before making the cover.
ONE! . . TWO! . . TH-NO!
The crowd cheers when Moss gets a shoulder up.
Kris Cruise: How did she survive that?
Stephy Auger: I’d like to know that, too!
Seldon picks Moss up off the mat before lifting her up across her shoulders. She’s got Moss set up for a Death Valley Driver when Moss hits her with an elbow to the side of the head. Another elbow connects. Then another. Moss starts to fight off the death Valley Driver with a flurry of elbows to the face! Seldon tries to fight through the elbows and dump Moss on her head. But Moss continues to keep firing away out of desperation with the elbows! The elbows start to cause Seldon to stumble backwards towards the ropes. Moss is then able to slip off of Seldon’s shoulders and down onto the apron. Seldon is quick to turn around and meet Moss on the apron. She socks Moss with a punch to the face. Moss comes back with a European Uppercut. Seldon catches Moss with another punch to the face. Moss answers back with another European Uppercut. Moss is then able to duck a third punch from Seldon before counting with another European Uppercut. She then motions for another uppercut when Seldon kicks her in the right knee! She then lifts Moss back up onto her shoulders. The crowd gasps as she’s got Moss set up for a DVD onto the apron. Before Moss gets dropped on her head, she hits Seldon with three more elbows before slipping off her back and falling down into the ring over the ropes. She turns and runs towards the corner. But her knee buckles, causing her to crumbles to the mat.
Stephy Auger: Her knee just went out!
Durden can be seen slapping the top turnbuckle repeatedly before holding his arm out for the tag. He groans while he stretches his arm out as far as he can. He continues to give Moss words of encouragement while Seldon shakes off the elbows on the apron.
Kris Cruise: Moss was well on her way to tagging in Neal! But her leg bucked! He’s trying to will Moss to his corner! Seldon is still feeling the effects of those elbows on the apron! Can Moss get to the Pendragon corner before Seldon gets back into the ring!?
Back inside the ring, Moss continue to pull herself across the apron towards the Pendragon corner. It looks like she can dive over and make the tag to Durden. But not before Seldon flies off the top turnbuckle and crashes across her back with a cannonball leg drop!!! Seldon then takes Moss and tosses her out through the ropes before stepping out to the apron. She grabs Moss, pulls her back to her feet and lifts her up across her shoulders before planting her with a Death Valley Driver on the apron!!!
The referee rushes to the outside to attention to Moss, who is motionless on the floor. Seldon then moves the ref out of the way before pulling Moss back to her feet. The crowd gasps when she lifts Moss up before planting her with a brainbuster on the floor!
Kris Cruise: brainbuster on the outside! Did you heard that impact, Stephy!?
Stephy Auger: If the DVD on the apron didn’t do it, then the brainbuster on the floor is the knockout blow!
The crowd murmurs while Seldon rolls Moss back inside before rolling herself back in. She then drags Moss back towards the center of the ring before making the cover.
ONE! . . TWO! . . THRE-NO!
The crowd gasps, then cheers when Moss gets her shoulder up.
Stephy Auger: What!? WHAT!?
Kris Cruise: Lowri Moss got her shoulder up! There’s still life left in the double champion!
Stephy Auger: I CANNOT believe this!
Seldon takes Moss and lifts her up for a sitout gourdbuster. But Moss counters with a knee on the way up. Once Moss is lowered back down, Seldon tries to catch her with a kick to the knee. But Moss catches her foot, throws her leg down and then brings her down to the mat with a double knee armbreaker! Seldon is seen holding her arm while Moss hugs her right knee.
Kris Cruise: Moss brought Seldon down with a double knee armbreaker!
Stephy Auger: Yeah, but at what cost? Your knee is already busted, so you decide to attack Seldon with a move that uses your knee!? They’re not too bright over in Wales, are they?
Kris Cruise: That’s enough, Stephy.
Moss turns over into the prone position before starting to pull herself over towards the corner. When Durden starts to slap the top turnbuckle, the crowd takes their cue from him and starts to clap in unison in support of Pendragon. They continue to rally behind Moss while she struggles to pull herself closer to the Pendragon corner.
Kris Cruise: Moss is fighting with everything she's got!? Can she make it to the corner and make that much needed tag!?
Stephy Auger: If she’s fighting with everything’s she’s got right now, what will she have left for Seth Iser and possibly the Wildcard Lottery finals?
Durden starts to bounce up and down as he sees getting Moss closer and closer. He once again stretches his arm out as far as he can. Before Moss can dive over for the tag, Seldon grabs her by the ankle, drags her back towards the center of the ring and applies a kneebar.
Stephy Auger: Lisa Seldon with the dagger! It’s all over, Cruise!
Moss howls in pain while Seldon cinches in the hold. The referee is quick to ask Moss is she wants to give up. Moss refuses. She continues to shake her head ‘no’ whenever the referee questions her. But the longer the kneebar stays on, the harder it is for her to hang on. Durden then hops through the ropes and rushes over to make the save. Out of nowhere, Hayden leaps over Seldon & Moss and catches Durden in a hanging guillotine choke!
Stephy Auger: Now Durden is caught in a submission!
Kris Cruise: This isn’t good for Pendragon! This. Is. Not. Good.
Durden tries to fight it off. But Hayden cinches down on the hold. The crowd buzzes with anticipation while both members of Pendragon are trapped.
Stephy Auger: It’s over, Cruise! Look at em. LOOK AT EM! Durden is about to be choked out! Moss is about to tap out or pass out! WE’RE GONNA HAVE NEW TAG CHAMPIONS!
Moss reaches out towards Durden. Durden does the same. But eventually, Durden’s arm falls limp before he slowly leans forward, which causes the crowd to let out a defeated sigh. Hayden keeps the hanging guillotine applied while Durden is nearly doubled over.
Stephy Auger: He’s OUT! HE’S OUT!
Moss cries out in pain as Seldon fights for the submission. The referee questions her once more if she wants to give up. Moss again shakes her head ‘no.’ But this time, she’s doing so as she slowly raises her hand up off the mat. Moss’ hand shakes while she’s got it held in the air. Seldon can sense the submission is seconds away. Before Moss’ hand can hit the mat, Durden grabs Hayden as he stands up lunges down and drives her down into Seldon, breaking both submissions!!! Pendragon and the Hellcats are both met with cheers are applause from the crowd as they on the mat.
Durden slowly rolls out towards the apron while Hayden crawls back over towards the Hellcats corner. She climbs out between the bottom & middle ropes before pulling herself up using the top rope. She reaches her head out as Seldon turns over and starts to drag herself towards the Hellcats corner. After being tagged back in, Hayden marches back over towards Moss before delivering multiple stomps across the back. She follows up with a standing double foot stomp across the back. Then a second double foot stomp. Then a third for good measure! She then reaches down, grabs Moss by the hair and slowly peels her up off the mat. Hayden hops up onto Moss’ shoulders for the Black Star (Reverse Frankensteiner) when Moss pushes her off. After landing down in front of Moss, Hayden turns around and whacks her with an open hand palm strike! Moss’ head flies back after getting hit with another open palm strike. Hayden hits her with four more open palm strikes before taking a few steps back. She rushes forward and throws out a lariat when Moss ducks, swings around onto her back and then counters with a Crucifix Driver to cheers from the crowd!
Kris Cruise: Hayden got dumped right on the back of her neck!
Moss lets go and turns over into the prone position. Hayden grabs the back of her neck with both hands while Moss starts to drag herself towards the Pendragon corner. Durden can be seen waving Moss over towards him while she continues to scratch and claw her way across the canvas. Moss lets out a labored groan each time she drags herself across the mat. She then gauges the distance between herself and Durden before dives towards the corner. The crowd gasps…
… then explodes with cheers once the hot tag had been made!
Kris Cruise: THE TAG IS MADE! DURDEN IS BACK IN!
Durden springboards to the top turnbuckle, leaps off and knocks Hayden down with a diving knee strike! He then heads towards the ropes, rebounds back and knocks Hayden down with a handspring back elbow! As Hayden turns over onto a knee, Durden runs over and flattens her with a Shining Wizard! He makes the cover.
ONE! . . TWO! . . Hayden gets a shoulder up.
Hayden reverses an irish whip, sending Durden into the ropes. When he returns, Hayden tries to catch him with a knee to the midsection. But Durden flips over the knee and counters with a schoolboy transitioned into a powerbomb, garnering cheers from the crowd! Seldon then rushes in to attack, but Durden doubles her over with a spinning back kick to the midsection before throwing her down with a leg trap sunset flip powerbomb!
Kris Cruise: Durden’s hitting everything that moves!
Durden turns his attention back to Hayden. He starts to stalk her and wave her up as she slowly tries to get back to her feet. As Hayden turns around, Durden runs over before throwing her down with a Sling Blade! He then runs back across the ring before bringing Seldon down with a Sling Blade! Durden heads back over towards Hayden, pulls her up and goes for an Olympic Slam when Hayden slips down from behind, hooks both of Durden’s arms and throws him down with a bridging Dragon Suplex!
ONE! . . TWO! . . Durden kicks out!
Hayden takes Durden and whips into the far corner. She then rushes in and throws out a running yakuza kick when Durden slips out of the way. After hitting Hayden with multiple clubbing strikes across the back, Durden pulls her from out of the corner. He continues to keep control of Hayden’s back before going for a ripcord knee strike. Hayden cuts off the knee strike with The Magnolia Knee (Bicycle Knee)! Hayden turns to head back into the ropes. But she notices that Durden, despite being dazed, still has a grip on her wrist. So she cracks him under the chin with another Magnolia Knee! After Durden drops down to a knee, Hayden hits him with a Switchblade Kick across the back of the head! She then pulls Durden back to his feet before spiking him with the Black Star! Hayden is seen waving Seldon back into the ring. Seldon then heads over and pulls Durden back to his feet while Hayden heads into the ropes. When Hayden comes back…
The Hellcat Spangled Death Squad take Durden out with One Year More (With both in front of their opponent, Lisa goes low with a Legsweep, sending them falling forward as Ana runs through them with her Running Single Leg Dropkick)! Hayden makes the cover.
ONE! . . TWO! . . THREE!
Kris Cruise: NO!
Moss dives over and breaks up the pin at the very last second!
Seldon rushes back over, grabs Moss and chucks her through the ropes and to the floor. On the outside, Moss starts to pick herself up. Back inside, Seldon is seen scaling the turnbuckles. Seldon reaches the top, flips off for a Spaceman Plancha, and..
Moss rolls back into the ring at the last second, causing Seldon to crash hard on the floor!
Kris Cruise: Seldon missed and missed badly!
Across the ring, Hayden steps out to the apron before climbing the turnbuckles. As she gets one foot on the top turnbuckles, Durden scrambles into the corner, runs up the turnbuckles and brings her down with an avalanche hurricanrana!
Durden steps out to the apron before climbing the the turnbuckles. He crouches down while he waits for Hayden to get back to her feet. As soon as she does, he leaps off for another diving knee strike! This time, he misses when Hayden rolls underneath it! Hayden rolls back to her feet and turns around. She motions towards Durden when Moss blindsides her with an STO!
Kris Cruise: Moss just came out of nowhere and caught Hayden with the STO!
Durden heads back into the corner before hoisting himself up onto the top turnbuckle. While Hayden is still down, Moss slips over towards the corner. After she gingerly climbs up the turnbuckles, she climbs up onto Durden’s shoulders before flipping back, sending him crashing down on top of Hayden with a somersault leg drop! Durden pulls Hayden up to a knee before heading into the corner. He’s ready to help hit Hayden with the Dewin Ddraig gleiniog (Double Shining Wizard)! But Moss is still down in the far corner. So Durden heads across the ring and kneels down next to her. Moss continues to favor her knee. But Durden reassures her that she can do this. He then heads into the far corner to setup while Moss slowly pulls herself up using the ropes. After giving each other a knowing nod, Pendragon motion to run out of their respective corners when Seldon reaches in and wraps her arms around Durden’s leg!
Stephy Auger: Lisa just saved Ana from getting her head bashed in!
Durden steps through the ropes and repeatedly stomps at Seldon until he kicks her off of him. Once he steps back inside the ring, Pendragon rush towards the center of the ring and crush Hayden with Dewin Ddraig gleiniog!!! Durden makes the cover.
Kris Cruise: Hayden is down! Hayden is down! The champ’s are going to retain!
ONE! . . TWO! . . THRE-NO!
The crowd erupts with boos when Erin Mariani slides into the starts attacking both Hayden and Durden with stomps.
Kris Cruise: What the hell!?
On the outside, Seldon pulls herself up and sees Hayden being attacked. She motions to roll back inside when she’s grabbed from behind by Sara Mason. Mason then takes Seldon by the hair, runs and rams her face-first against the ring post!
Kris Cruise: Oh come on! What the hell are Silk & Cyanide doing out here!?
Stephy Auger: Pendragon wanted to talk trash? The Hellcats wanted to disrespect them by overlooking them in favor of Moss and Durden? Well, this is what happens!
Mason picks up Seldon, runs back down ringside and chucks her head-first against the steel steps! The bell repeatedly sounds while Seldon is on the floor.
Kris Cruise: Good God!
Back in the ring, Mariani crouches down in front of Hayden and beckons her to come closer. She then snatches Hayden up in a front facelock before planting her with the Subjugation (Implant DDT)! Hayden is then chucked to the outside, where Mariani drives her down with the Le Dernier Tournant (Paige Turner) on the floor!
Kris Cruise: We need some help out here for these two teams!
Stephy Auger: Why? I thought these were arguably two of the best teams in the world, Cruise! Don’t tell me that they need help.
Kris Cruise: Yeah, they do need help because they’re being attacked after going to war with each other! This is uncalled for, Stephy, and you know it!
Stephy Auger: Eh...
Mariani marches around the ringside arena before snatching up both World Tag Team Titles belts.
Kris Cruise: No, no, no! Those aren’t their tag titles! They haven’t earned the right to hold those belts!
Stephy Auger: Oh really? How about you go over there and try and stop them.
Kris Cruise: ...
Stephy Auger: That’s what I thought!
Back inside, Mariani places Durden in a grounded front chancery before delivering knees to the head! Moss can be seen crawling over towards Durden. She then drapes herself over him as Mariani gets back inside.
Kris Cruise: Would you cut it out and be serious for just once! Just once! These two teams but on a show! These two teams have it their all in that ring! This was a Dream Match! This is a match that Pendragon wanted! The Hellcat Spangled Death Squad won Dynamic Duos to win this opportunity! Yet this is how it ends. Why? Because Silk & Cyanide are jealous! How much lower can they stoop!
Stephy Auger: Aw, would you look at this! Lowri, who can barely stand, is shielding Neal. How thoughtful.How touching. Doesn’t this just bring a tear to your eye?
The referee continues to admonish Silk & Cyanide. Mason & Mariani look at each other before taking the referee and chucking him through the ropes.
Stephy Auger: They’re going to need more than one official to get Mason & Mariani out of her.
Silk & Cyanide circle Moss before taking turns whacking her across the back with the World Tag team Championship belts!
Kris Cruise: This isn’t right! This is not right! Lowri Moss is getting whipped like a dog with those tag titles! Those belts weight twenty to thirty pounds! Can we get some help out here, dammit!?
Mason & Mariani continues to assault Moss with belt shots until Moss lays motionless across Durden. Silk & Cyanide look down at the Tag Title belts before tossing them down onto Pendragon.
Stephy Auger: Look who are the real rulers of the tag team division now?
Kris Cruise: Oh yeah, Silk & Cyanide attacking people after a grueling match. Yeah, they’re so cool. They’re real tough. Yeah, Stephy.
Silk & Cyanide reluctantly leave the ring as they’re being accosted by the officials and referees that have just marched down to the ring. Mariani & Mason continued to get yelled out as the official head into the ring to attack to Pendragon and Hayden. Silk & Cyanide start to head up the aisle when they turn around and see Seldon crawling around on the floor. Mason & Mariani turn back to each other before marching back down to the ringside area.
Kris Cruise: Oh no...
Silk & Cyanide put the boots to Seldon before pulling her back to her feet. They then lift Seldon high above their heads before driving Seldon down hard onto the aisle with the Haute Tension (double team inverted crucifix powerbomb)!
Kris Cruise: That’s enough! These two have done enough damage! Get them the hell out of here!
Stephy Auger: ...
Some of the officials and referees head back to the floor and shield Seldon from further attack. Silk & Cyanide look on at the carnage they just caused. The evil smirks stay on their faces as the US Tag Team Champions head up the aisle and to the back...