Re: Presenting: Paul Heyman's Evolution Pro Wrestling.
Evolution Pro Wrestling: ENSLAVED!
Wednesday, 7th February 2007
Hammerstein Ballroom, Manhattan, New York.
***HALO by SOIL hits to a video package and continues as Enslaved kicks off with a pan across the vocal crowd***
Styles: Good evening ladies and gentlemen and welcome to EPW’s Enslaved! Thanks for joining us! Joining me at ringside is Paul Heyman, still haven’t found a colour commentator Paulie?
Heyman: Not yet Joey, but I’m working on it.
Styles: Oh I see, I will wait with baited breath! Anyway, we’ve got a great big show tonight, Paul!
Heyman: That’s right Joey, in our Main Event we have the last REAL ECW World Heavyweight Champion, Rhyno, taking on a Mystery opponent!
Styles: Rhyno made a devastating impact last week in our Main Event; I can’t wait to see who his opponent is! What else are we going to see this evening?
Heyman: Well, we’re going to see Homicide of LAX in action in a “stars of the Indy circuit” triple threat match against Austin Aries and Bryan Danielson…and that match starts now!
**DAWGZ hits, as Homicide makes his way out to the ring, unaccompanied and looking a little bit uneasy due to the hostility the crowd is showing towards him, but he soon turns on his arrogant and cocky attitude to bait the crowd even more**
Bob Artes: Ladies and Gentlemen this is our first match for the evening, and it is a triple threat match, where the first individual to get a pinfall or submission, will be the winner! Introducing first, representing the Latin American Exchange, HOMICIDE!!
Styles: I’m glad to see you’ve picked up a ring announcer Paul; you couldn’t have found a better choice.
Heyman: You’re not wrong, the best thing is, Bob Artes works for free!
**FINAL COUNTDOWN hits as Bryan Danielson makes his way out to a bigger ovation from the crowd than expected. Danielson makes his way down to the ring fairly swiftly, pretty much ignoring the crowd. He slides into the ring and gets into a stare down with Homicide**
Artes: From Aberdeen, Washington, weighing in at 190 pounds, BRYAN…DANIELSON!
Heyman: You will soon see Joey that both Danielson and Austin Aries have a strong following in this area from their Indy careers; this is why they are so over with the fans.
**PERSONAL JESUS hits to a bigger pop as Austin Aries now makes his way to the ring, playing up the crowd big time **
Artes: And, from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, weighing in at 202 pounds, AUSTIIIIIIIIIN…ARIES!!
Heyman: Both Danielson and Aries have been World Champions, Joey, I assure you these are two immensely talented young men.
Joey: I have to admit that this is the first time I’ve seen either of these two men wrestle, so I’m looking forward too it!
Homicide v Austin Aries v Bryan Danielson
(Commercial @ 8:41 minutes)
Finish: After 9 minutes of intense mat wrestling, Austin Aries is down on the outside, whilst Homicide is dominating Bryan Danielson in the ring. Homicide whips Danielson into the turnbuckle, as the American Dragon stumbles out, Homicide shoots into the ropes and hits a running bulldog, planting Danielson. The crowd is eating up this fast paced match, loving every minute of it and showing the wrestlers the appreciation they deserve. Homicide then stands the groggy Danielson up, sets him up for the Gringo Killa and scores with it, Aries slides back into the ring, and as Homicide is going for the cover on Danielson, he lands a shattering drop kick to the back of the head of Homicide which knocks him through the ropes and to the outside, Aries picks Danielson up and plants him with a Brainbuster, Homicide then tries to get back into the ring which results in Aries hitting him with another drop kick, this time right to the face, which drops him to the floor again. Aries now climbs turnbuckle hits the 450 splash cleanly and goes for the cover on Danielson…
Winner: Austin Aries @ 11:39
**Aries then climbs the turnbuckle to celebrate as PERSONAL JESUS hits again**
Artes: Here is your winner! AUSTIIIIIIIIIIN… ARIES!
Joey: What a match Paul! I now totally understand why you signed these 3 men to EPW! I am speechless! I could’ve watched those 3 go all night!
Heyman: That’s right Joey. From the very first time I saw Austin Aries wrestle, I knew he was something special and I intend to bring that out of him in EPW!
**We return from commercial and see Rhyno backstage**
Rhyno: Last week I shocked the world and ran out in the Main Event Tag team match and turned it on its head.
**re-cap of Rhyno’s 3 gores from last week are shown**
Rhyno: Tonight, I’m in the first ever singles main event match on EPW’s Enslaved.
- Crowd pops -
Rhyno: The only thing is, I don’t know who my opponent is. Am I scared? Hell no. Am I curious? Definitely. I like to prepare for my matches knowing exactly who I’m going to wrestle, but too bad, tonight it doesn’t matter, The Hammerstein Ballroom is like home too me…
- Another pop -
Rhyno: So regardless, who ever I’m wrestling, I’m going to go out to the ring tonight and put the whole locker room on notice that it doesn’t matter who I’m facing, the end result is always the same…GORE…GORE…GOOOOOORE!!
**Heyman and Styles are now on Camera**
Heyman: It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of Rhyno’s. I always have been, and I have to tell you that after all the years I’ve known him, I’ve never seen him so focused and so intent on success!
Styles: One would have to think, Paul, that when titles are eventually introduced into EPW, that Rhyno will feature prominently in the world title scene!
Heyman: You’re definitely on the money there Joey, but you’d have to say the same about his opponent, who is a multi-time world champion and has held a world title in the past year!
Styles: Paul, I think you should just announce Rhyno’s opponent right n…(cutting off)
**CRUSH U UP hits as Samoa Joe makes his way down to the ring to a mega pop from the Hammerstein Ballroom crowd. Joe doesn’t acknowledge the crowd one bit, despite that, a “Joe’s gonna kill you” chant breaks out. Joe enters the ring and does his usual taunt to the crowd**
Styles: SAMOA JOE! You’ve gotta be kidding me! Is THIS Rhyno’s opponent?! What have you done Paul? Just raided TNA completely?
Samoa Joe: That’s right. Samoa Joe is in EPW.
- loud pop –
Samoa Joe: Tonight, I will be starting my legacy in EPW in the Main Event, when I defeat Rhyno!
- mixed reaction –
Samoe Joe: As you people all know, Rhyno has a mystery opponent tonight, am I scheduled to be that opponent? No…Am I going to be involved in the match? Yes. Whether it be a one on one or a triple threat match, my legacy in EPW begins tonight!
- another pop –
Samoa Joe: In every promotion I’ve been in, I have had my own legacy. When I was with Ring of Honour, I made that damn company; I carried that title for almost two years! In TNA, I went undefeated for 18 months, before a WWE ring-in, Kurt Angle made me tap out! I will admit that Angle got the better of me the first time, but I got my own back on the following PPV, having beaten that moron, there was no one else worthy of challenging Samoa Joe in TNA. I have no interest in winning the NWA title, I’ve shown plenty of times that I can beat Abyss, another feud with Abyss, for the title or not, would simply be a waste of my time, because I already know I’m the baddest man on the planet!
- crowd pops again –
Samoa Joe: I will conquer everyone in EPW that stands in my path, because with me, it’s not about whose next…but who’s left!
- pop –
Samoa Joe: So tonight, I am starting my legacy in EPW, I’m sorry Rhyno, but it’s true, Joe’s gonna kill you!
Heyman leaves the announce table and grabs a house microphone.
Heyman: Woah, woah, woah. Joe. Joe. I’m as happy as the next man to see you in EPW, and you know it, but you can’t just come in here, booking matches as you see fit, I run this place and no one, I MEAN NO ONE! Has the authority to go around trying to mess with MY main events! Samoa Joe, you will NOT be in the Main Event tonight against Rhyno…
- mixed reaction –
Heyman: However if you are so keen on starting your legacy here tonight, I have an opponent standing right behind that curtain for you and that match begins RIGHT..NOW!
- loud pop –
**BREAK THE WALLS DOWN hits as Chris Jericho makes his way slowly down to the ring amidst the lionheart chants once again, playing up the crowd big time. Joe can’t believe what he’s seeing, but he’s refusing to take his eyes off Jericho**
Styles: Wow! What a match made by Paul Heyman! This match is of PPV quality, I promise everyone at home you are in for a clinic right now, and the match will start after the break!
Chris Jericho v Samoa Joe
Finish: After five minutes of Joe dominating Jericho, Joe hits an inverted atomic drop then bounces off the rope and attempts to follow it up with a single leg running drop kick but Jericho avoids it. Jericho and Joe then brawl some more with Joe getting the upper-hand, he picks up Jericho and plants him with a scoop power slam and goes for the cover…
NO! Jericho Kicks out!
Jericho slowly gets back to his feet, after Joe gives him some assistance and once Jericho’s fully back to his vertical base, his opponent whips him into the ropes and hits a running shoulder block, knocking Jericho to the mat again, Joe shoots into the ropes himself and lands a senton back splash on the fallen Jericho. Joe taunts the crowd as the dazed Y2J slowly gets back to his feet, Joe moves towards Jericho and hits him with 3 stiff kicks to the gut, and then gets the weakened Jericho up on his shoulders, hits an atomic Samoan drop, and goes for the cover again…
NO! Jericho kicks out at 2 and a half!
Joe gets up straight away and starts venting his frustration to the referee about a slow count; Jericho ceases the opportunity, wearily grabbing Joe with a handful of tights and rolling him up with a small package to go for the cover!
Jericho gets his feet on the ropes!
Winner: Chris Jericho @ 7:01
**BREAK THE WALLS DOWN hits as Jericho celebrates his victory**
Artes: Here is your winner, CHRIS…JERICHO!
Styles: Jericho has stolen one here tonight! Joe absolutely dominated him from the outset! Jericho’s experience got him over the line here, he saw that Joe got distracted when he started arguing with the referee, so he took full advantage of it…wait a minute! Joe is pissed! He’s beating the crap out of Chris Jericho.
Joe interrupts Jericho’s celebrations and started beating the hell out of him again. He bounces off the rope and hits Jericho off guard with an Enzuigiri, then picks him up, gets him up on the turnbuckle, setting him up for the muscle buster and hits it, he then follows it up with the Rear naked choke.
Heyman: Have a look at this devastating submission hold Joey! The rear naked choke! That is why he is known as the Samoan Submission Machine!
Styles: That’s all well and good, but Chris Jericho is getting the crap beaten out of him right now, someone needs to come and stop this!
**JUST CLOSE YOUR EYES/MY LAST BREATH blasts out over the PA as Christian Cage hits the ring with a chair to run off Joe**
Joe takes a look at Cage, releases the hold on Jericho and casually slides out of the ring and walks away from Cage with his back turned on him. Christian then calls for a mic.
Christian: I knew that would be the case, Joe! I knew you’d run! You talk about having no competition in TNA, well we were both in that company at the same time Joe and you did nothing but avoid me! So next week, I’m gonna give you a second chance at starting your legacy in EPW and we’ll all get to see just how tough you are…because next week on Enslaved, it’s gonna be Samoa Joe v Christian Cage one on one, and at the end of the day, it will be Christian Cage that comes out on top, because THAT’S HOW I ROLL!
Styles: Wow! That’s a huge match Paul! Did you know anything about this? Is it going to happen?
Heyman: I had no idea, but I can tell you right now, I am going to make that match happen next week!
Styles: Welcome back to Enslaved! It’s Main Event time!
**STAMPEDE hits as Rhyno makes his way down to the ring to a big pop from the crowd and still looking incredibly focused on the job at hand**
Artes: The following contest is scheduled for ONE FALL! Introducing first, from Detroit, Michigan, weighing in at 250 pounds, RHYYYYYYYYYNOOOOOO!!!
Heyman: Rhyno. The man is on a mission, as I said earlier, I have never seen this man look so focused.
Hernandez and Homicide of LAX then run down to the ring to try and get revenge on Rhyno for last week, Rhyno then proceeds to throw Homicide out of the ring.
Styles: All hell is about to break lose here Paul! Our Main Event hasn’t even started yet, because I’m damn sure LAX aren’t Rhyno’s mystery opponents!
Rhyno then hits a belly to belly suplex on Hernandez after a brief brawl and then Gore’s the life out of him.
Heyman: GORE…GORE…GORE! Rhyno has just gored the hell out of the massive Hernandez once again!
Hernandez then rolls out of the ring in pain as Konnan then summons Homicide and the broken Hernandez back up the aisle.
- The crowd is now going absolutely crazy, with a huge Rhyno chant breaking out –
Rhyno is awaiting the arrival of his opponent in the ring, pacing up and down.
Styles: Rhyno is awaiting the arrival of his mystery opponent, we’ll find out who it is after the break!
Styles: Welcome back to Enslaved, it is Main Event time, and we are still awaiting the arrival of Rhyno’s mystery opponent, in case you missed it, this is what happened just before the commercial..
**re-cap of Rhyno goring Hernandez**
Heyman: Rhyno is making it known to everyone in EPW, that they should fear the gore. Luckily for Homicide, he has avoided it for the second week in a row.
Styles: Hopefully this main event is going to top off what has already been a BIG SHOW!
**Rhyno is still pacing the ring as HERE COMES THE PAIN hits and BROCK LESNAR makes his way out to the ring, with the crowd acting very hostile towards him. Rhyno is pumped up in the ring and Lesnar just stares right through him**
Artes: And now, finally, introducing his opponent, from Minneapolis, Minnesota, weighing in at 295 pounds, THE NEXT BIG THING…BROCK LESNAAAAAAAAR!
Styles: No way…
Paul: Yes way! My old friend Brock Lesnar! It’s no secret that I am a big mentor of his and as soon as I’d made the decision to launch a new company, he was one of the first people I called; I knew he would be in! I knew he’d be looking for a new beginning!
Rhyno v Brock Lesnar
Commercial @ 9:13
Start: The match starts off with Lesnar and Rhyno face to face and exchanging pleasantries, they then brawl in the middle of the ring, with Lesnar getting the upper-hand and whipping Rhyno into the ropes, he then attempts a standing shoulder block, but Rhyno doesn’t budge. They then get into another stare down and start to brawl again, with Rhyno gaining the upper hand on Lesnar this time, he whips him into the ropes, Lesnar bounces off and Rhyno scores with a massive spinebuster. He then picks up the dazed Lesnar, and Irish whips him into the corner and as Lesnar bounces out off the turnbuckle, Rhyno hits him with a huge gore in the corner, early in the match, which makes the crowd nearly jump out of their skins. Rhyno covers the fallen Lesnar in an attempt to get an early pinfall…
NO! LESNAR GETS A FOOT ON THE ROPE!
Finish: After 11 minutes, of back and forward power wrestling and brawling, Rhyno manages to throw Lesnar to the outside, so he can catch his breath, The War Machine is down on his knees as his opponent is on the floor on the outside. Lesnar eventually rises and slowly slides back into the ring as Rhyno starts stomping the hell out of him, he spends over 30 seconds just stomping him, he then picks Lesnar up for a scoop powerslam, The Man Beast picks Lesnar up again just as fast as he put him down, and after a struggle, he hits a Power bomb on the bigger Lesnar, Rhyno then goes for the second cover of the match…
NO! LESNAR KICKS OUT!
Lesnar struggles back to his feet, as Rhyno is preparing for the Gore, Lesnar sees it coming and dodges it with his last ounce of breath, he tries to catch Rhyno with a clothesline as he turned around, but Rhyno ducks it and as Lesnar turns around he scores with the Gore for the second time, and Rhyno covers Lesnar for the third time…
NO! Lesnar has his arm under the rope, showing great ring awareness!
Rhyno can’t believe it, he stands up straight away and drags Lesnar to the middle of the ring and attempts another cover…
Brock Lesnar kicks out this time, Rhyno starting to get frustrated, starts stomping Lesnar in the mid-section again, presumably softening him up for the Gore. The Man Beast assists Lesnar back to his feet and whips him straight into the ropes, as Rhyno connects with a devastating spinning spine buster on Lesnar. Rhyno stands him up again and after another struggle, he gets Lesnar up and hits a second brutal power bomb. Rhyno hooks the leg for the cover again…
NO! Lesnar Kicks out at the last second again!
Rhyno, stunned by the resilience of Lesnar, stands up not believing what he’s seeing, and stares blankly into the crowd for a moment, as the crowd who’s getting right behind Rhyno, is loving every minute of this match and are showing true appreciation for both men’s efforts. The Man beast turns his attention back on his opponent as Lesnar is starting to stir following the power bomb, Rhyno notices this, and as soon as Lesnar hits a vertical base, Rhyno lands a THIRD Gore! Rhyno covers Lesnar again…
Winner: Rhyno @ 15:48
Artes: Here is your winner, RHYNOOOOOOOOOOO!
Styles: What a match. The Man Beast finally picks up the win! Rhyno proved his point that everyone must fear the gore; Lesnar is in an immense about of pain following that third gore.
***STAMPEDE hits as Rhyno celebrates in the ring, with Lesnar still down in pain following the gore***
Heyman: I’m not at all surprised with that result, I would’ve been shocked to see Rhyno come out of that on the losing side! That’s all for tonight! Stay tuned to EPW.com for announcements regarding next week’s show!
Styles: And don’t forget Paul, you made it official, next week we will see, Samoa Joe versus Christian Cage!
Heyman: That’s right Joey, the second PPV quality match in 2 weeks involving Samoa Joe, I can’t wait to see what happens next week LIVE from the Hammerstein Ballroom on the CW network!
Styles: For Paul Heyman, I’m Joey Styles, thank you for joining us on EFW Enslaved, Good night everybody!
The show fades to black with Rhyno celebrating at the top of the ramp, and Lesnar still down in the ring, selling the Gore.