Re: Reborn: WCW 2009
WCW THUNDER 6-4-09
It's the first Thursday of June and every wrestling fan is curiously awaiting the return of WCW Thunder where UFC legend, "The Huntington Beach Bad Boy" Tito Ortiz will be making his wrestling debut in the WCW World Heavyweight Championship Tournament. They are wondering what will happen since Tito has took on the services of a wrestling genius in Dean Malenko as his trainer. Quickly channels get turned to HDNET as 9 pm approaches. People go wild as you the guitar of AC/DC's "Thunderstruck" kick on and a WCW Thunder logo appears on the screen. A couple of thousand are packed into the WCW's Dallas Studio but they sound like ten thousand as the WCW General Manager, "The Nature Boy" Ric Flair comes down the ramp escorted by the Dallas Cowboy cheerleaders.
WCW THUNDER IS BACK!!!!
WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!! WOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!WOOOOOOOO!", yells the pumped up Ric Flair as he dances with a hot red-haired beauty.
The crowd responds to each WOOOOO! with one of their own, as a group of gentlemen in the first row to the symbolic bowing to the legend in the ring.
"WCW IS BACK, BABY,,,AND BETTER THEN EVER!!! WOOOOOOOO!!", yells Flair at the top of his lungs as his face turns red and some people secretly worry about him having a heart attack in the ring.
"I know why everybody is pumped up here tonight, that is to either Tito Ortiz whip Colt Cabana's ass or see Tito Ortiz kick his ass kicked," Flair states as he tries to calm down as two of the cheerleaders rub him on his back.
"I don't know what will happen here tonight, but I know one thing it's going to be historic, one way or the other. WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!"yells Flair.
The crowd echoes it back again as music hits and The Miz shows up on the entrance ramp. Miz is joined by the lovely Angelina Love, who looks like they are a couple or at least have a managerial relationship. Miz yells for a mic as a fat man to the side hustles one up the ramp to him as the crowd chants "Run Fat Boy! Run". The man turns around out of breath as The Miz shakes his head in disgust before he begins to speak.
"Now listen right here, Naitch. I know you are getting old and maybe growing a little senile but let's get one thing straight, RIGHT NOW. NOBODY AND I MEAN NOBODY!! turned in here tonight to see some washed up fighter try his hand in pro wrestling because he is getting his ass handed to him in his sport. These people came to see ME!!! THE MIZ!!! BECAUSE I"M AWESSSSSSSSOME!!" ,brags Mizanin.
He holds his arm up as the crowd boos him loudly. He looks dumbfounded at the crowd's response as Angelina applauds him in the background and comes up and assures him of his greatness with a rub of the shoulders. Flair is laughing in the ring as The Miz mocks him with using his signature strut.
"Laugh it up, Laugh it up, Boy. You better get a grip on really who you are. Because the real truth is NOBODY even knew you were wrestling here tonight." jokes Flair, as the crowd starts a "MIZ SUCKS" chants.
"That's because everybody here wants Tito to succeed. It's been "Tito This" and "Tito That" all week and who is paying for it. ME!. You and the front office want Tito to be "THE MAN" so bad, you are holding "THE MIZ" down. It's just like what WCW did before they went out of business, pushing older, bigger names and ignoring the future even when it was staring them in the face." Miz says, as his face grows more serious.
"Well, Miz when you become a legend like me, you can talk about anyone you want..If I want to sit out here and talk about GOD DAMN, AMERICAN IDOL, I WILL. This is my show and I will do what I want." yells Flair as he starts unloosing his tie and the cheerleaders looks a little freaked out.
"Calm down their old man, nobody wants to see Grandpa getting naked, but maybe those SKANKS you are in the ring with might..I mean, everybody knows what kind of girls the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders are.", Miz pauses as he gets great heat from the Dallas crowd, "See Ric, I know you had to pay these ladies to come down with you tonight but look what is COMING down with THE MIZ here tonight."
Angelina Love walks around The Miz caressing his shoulder and does a little grinding motion on him as The Miz soaks up the attention. Half the crowd is booing as the other Half is going wild about the sexy, Ms. Love. Finally they are interrupted.
"I HAVE ONE QUESTION FOR YOU,,(Miz takes his eye off of Love's ass and turns his attention back to "The Natich. " You think your lady is so classy and The Nature Boy is so pathetic, HUH. Why don't you ask her, who she was with after Nitro Tuesday Night? WOOOOOOOOO!" Flair yells.
Flair starts dancing around the ring as Love looks guilty as hell as The Miz turns around. The crowd goes wild with the image of Flair getting it on with Love.
"TRUST ME, MIZ, SHE KNOWS THAT "SPACE MOUNTAIN" IS STILL OPEN FOR BUSINESS....WOOOOOOOOOOO!!!" taunts Flair.
Miz has had enough as he throws his signature hat into the crowd and leaves Angelina Love in the dust as he charges in the ring. The cheerleaders quickly scatter as Miz rolls in but Flair stands his ground. Flair laughs at the youngster as The Miz chomps on his piece of gum as he debates on what to do. All of a sudden pyros hit and "BOOM...BOOM...BOOM" is echoed as Kofi Kingston appears. The crowd goes wild for the "Jamaican Sensation. Miz looks confused as Kofi makes his way to the ring. Kofi gets in and does a series of "Thunderclaps" atop the turnbuckles as the crowd is cheering him on. The Miz looks at Kofi and doesn't notice Flair has slipped out of the ring. Flair goes over and rings the bell as Miz turns around and gets a standing dropkick from Kingston sending him to the floor and right at the feet of the "Nature Boy"
Flair kneels down with the mic in his hand..."By they way, Miz, your match is right now. WOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!"
WCW WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE TOURNAMENT---ROUND ONE
The Miz VS Kofi Kingston
We come back from commercial and The Miz is still reeling from the effects of the early start by Kingston. We already see that the chest of Miz is reddened from crisp chops from Kingston. Kofi leans him up against the barricade and chops him once more as the crowd "WOOOS" in honor of Flair. Kofi takes Miz by the back of the head and leads him back under the bottom rope into the ring. As Kofi gets on the apron, Angelina Love runs over but Kofi catches her first. They lock eyes as Kofi waves a finger at her, Love backs up pleading her innocence as Kofi gets back in the ring.
Kofi keeps up the momentum, garnering a series of near falls, with his unorthodox array of high-flying maneuvers. He whips Miz in the corner and runs it with a knee to the face, he quickly climbs up in the corner and pounds away with right hands on the Miz's unprotected face. Kofi stops the onslaught for a couple of "Thunderclaps" playing to the crowd but Miz takes advantage and dumps Kingston over the top in peer desperation.
Kingston falls hard out of the ring as an exhausted Miz yells for the ref to start counting. The Miz is alright with surviving in the tournament with a count out. The crowd gets loud as they start stomping the feet and chant for Kingston to get up. Kofi pulls himself together enough to roll under the bottom rope at the 9 count. The Miz, who was celebrating prematurely, turns around as is disgusted that Kingston is still in this.
Miz attacks with a fury as he viciously connects with a series of boots and punches as he has slowed down the pace of the match to one of his liking. He has determined that he is the better brawler of the two and his fortunes in the tournament lays in that fact. He hits a solid DDT but only gets a two and complains to the ref. The ref yells its a two count as Miz is getting upset. He unleashes a flurry of 8 repeated elbows to the defenseless Kingston and covers him again but it's the same result as Kingston survives with the crowd's approval. Miz is beside himself as he goes over and complains in the ref's face. The ref points to the WCW logo on his shirt and warns Miz of a DQ if he touches him. The Miz cools down and decides to leave the ref alone.
He turns around and catches a hurricarana from Kingston. Kingston then calls for the crowd and comes off the ropes...BOOM...BOOM...BOOM.. yells Kofi as he drops the blow on The Miz. He pumps his knees up in the air as he runs around the ring as the crowd cheers him on. The Miz gets to his feet finally and then "TROUBLE IN PARADISE!!!!"
The Miz is out as Kofi hits the finisher and makes the cover.....1......2........The ref doesn't see Angelina Love run over and pulls Miz's leg under the bottom rope. She yells at the ref who sees the foot before the 3 count. Kingston is mad now as he argues with the ref too. Love jumps on the apron and yells at Kofi. Kofi turns his attention to her and walks over, Angelina slaps Kofi in the face and the ref is ready to call for the bell but Kingston tells him no. He snatches Love up by the hair as the crowd urges him to do something. Kofi is debating on knocking her around or not.
Kofi finally lets her go after she pleads her innocence and begs for mercy. Kingston refocuses on the match and turns around and then "REALITY CHECK". The Miz rolls over and makes the cover...1......2......3!!!
The Miz celebrates as he rolls out of the ring and is struggling to make it to the back. Love runs over and gives him hug and a kiss as sudden it looks like Miz is feeling better. He has enough left in him to hold up his arms and yells.
"I AM THE MIZ AND I AM AWESSSSSSSOME!!!
The crowd boos as Miz and Love vanish to the back and we go to commercial with about 40 minutes left in the show.
We come back as millions tune and wonder if they have missed Tito but Styles quickly stops their's worrying but announcing that is tonight's main event. A video recap of the opening Flair/Miz promo and The Miz's victory is shown. We also get a taped response from Flair shaking his head as he watches on a monitor as The Miz pulled out the win[
We go to the locker room area where we Ted DiBiase Jr and his father, Ted DiBiase Sr. discussing tonight's game plan for the tournament match against "Maple Leaf Muscle" Petey Williams.
"Tonight is the first step in finally a DiBiase securing Word Title gold.", snarls Senior.as Teddy listens closely, "I have experience in these tournaments. I was in the biggest one ever at Wrestlemania 4."
"I know Dad", Teddy responds, visibly annoyed. " I have heard the story a million times but I want to know, what do you have planned to secure that I will win this one and become WCW World Champion."
"Teddy, haven't I always taken care of you," answered Senior, "Right now, you have my total attention, I'm making an investment in you and it won't pay off until that Gold is around your waist."
"So, you're are saying, that we have an insurance plan." Junior, trying to get to the point.
"Yes, we do. He passed his audition and don't worry he is ready to do his part." chuckles Senior.
"Well, let's get to it." replies Junior as he jumps out of his chair and gets ready to go to the ring.
The crowd starts booing as we here the familiar song of "The Million Dollar Man" as father and son appear on the ramp and make their way to the ring. Junior is decked out tonight in a full fancy robe as his father flashes money in the front of the capacity crowd only to jerk it away when they reach for it. He does his famous laugh in a fans face and rolls in to the ring. He walks over and helps his son take off the robe as they wait for Petey Williams.
Petey William's music hits as the physical specimen appears out of the back. The crowd gives him a decent ovation as it's their guess he is supposed to be a fan favorite. He seems worried about the presence of DiBiase Sr. at ringside as he questions the ref about it before he enters the ring.
WHAAAAAAM!!! Williams go down in a heap as we all of sudden see "The Predator" Sylvester Terkay standing over him with a steel chair. The Dibiases celebrate in the ring as Senior pats Junior on the back and yells at the ref to ring the damn bell. The startled ref finally does as Terkay deposits the helpless Williams through the ropes.
WCW WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE TOURNAMENT---ROUND ONE
Ted DiBiase Jr. VS Petey Williams
DiBiase runs over and makes the cover as the referee counts to three.
Ted DiBiase Jr.
Senior gets back in the ring and the two celebrate as if they have won the title already. Terkay enters the ring and stands behind them without any emotion at all. Senior pulls out a wad of cash and hands to Terkay, who counts it and stuffs in his pocket and calmly leaves the ring to the two celebrating. The celebration is short lived as Terkay walks up the ramp and all of sudden.....
KENNEDY! blares through the p.a. system and Mr. Kennedy calms running out of the back with a chair and waylays Terkay over the head. A couple of more fierce shots render Terkay useless as the DiBiases are frantic in the ring. Kennedy has put two and two together and has figured out that the DiBiases sent Terkay on the attack and cost him his match the day before eliminating him from the tournament. The same fat guy from earlier appears from the back and hands Kennedy a mic as he turns his attention to the DiBiases in the ring.
"In case you have figured it out by now, my name is MISSSSSSSSSSSSSSSTER KENNEDY!" shouts Kennedy as the crowd goes wild, he waits for them to simmer down before continuing..."KENNEDY!"
The DiBiases are visibly upset as Junior talks to his father, who is trying to calm his son down as they wait to see what Kennedy's next move is.
"Now don't ya worry, I'm not going down there right now and kick your asses." boasts Kennedy." So quit shaking up there like two cowards." The crowd bursts in laughter as Junior isn't happy with those words.
"The way I see it", Kennedy continues."Is that you and your daddy there, cost me my chance at the WCW World Title so you better have one eye out for me from here on out because I GUARANTEE I"M GONNA COST YOU YOURS!!"
Kennedy chomps on his gum and slams down the mic and smiles as the crowd cheers. He looks one more time proudly to the chaos in the ring between the father and son combo, steps over the fallen body of Terkay and heads back to where he came from as we go to commercial.
Everybody is getting anxious as the debut of Ortiz is upcoming as the show is in the final fifteen minutes. Then the crowd erupts as a camera shot is shown of Tito Ortiz walking out of his locker room with his mentor, Dean Malenko by his side. They turn the corner and come face to face with The Miz and Angelina Love. The Miz postures himself in front of Ortiz blocking hall as a show of intimidation but it is short lived as Ortiz pie faces him back into the wall without breaking stride. Miz doesn't figure out what has happened until Ortiz is gone. Love looks impressed by the bravado of Tito Ortiz and Miz notices. He tells her to come on as she glances at Tito walking away one more time and fans herself.
The Colt Cabana fan base gives out a little cheer as "Coca Cabana" plays through the arena. Cabana appears with a pink feather boa, sunglasses and a bandanna on as he dances his way to ringside, ignoring the fans offers of high fives on the way. The crowd boos as Cabana dances in the ring and poses for them as they await for Tito Ortiz.
A remake of "Bad to the Bone" hits the arena as the crowd and people across the world go wild as pyros go off and Tito Ortiz steps through them with a look of intensity that isn't seen often. Malenko appears behind in a tailor made suit as he looks like a proud father at his protégé. As Tito walks down, you can tell he is wearing one of his trademark shirts with a message about his opponent on it. After reading it, you discover it's Colt Cabana's birth date on the front and today's date on the back as the day he dies. Tito takes it off and gives to a fan at ringside as he gets last minute advice from Malenko before Dean walks over and joins for commentary on the match.
WCW WORLD TITLE TOURNAMENT-ROUND ONE
Tito Ortiz VS Colt Cabana
Cabana looks a little in awe of the spectacle of Ortiz's entrance and the intense look of Ortiz in the ring. The bell rings and Cabana is quickly backed up into the corner by a charging Tito and catches a series of elbows to the ribs and punches to the face before the referee can get in there and break it up. As the ref, is trying to get in the middle of the two wrestlers, Cabana shows Tito the tricks of the trade with a sneaky poke to the eyes.
Tito is blinded as Cabana tries to finish it quick with a small package roll up and almost gets the win before Tito gets a shoulder up. The confidence grows a bit for Cabana as he connects with a series of kicks and tries a quick backslide pin attempt for another near fall on the rookie. Malenko is telling the people at home not to worry as Cabana performs a sunset flip pin attempt and getting another near pin fall. Tito looks a little winded from the constant pressure of kicking out from the frequent pin attempts by Cabana as Cabana flips him over with a headlock and starts grinding away on the side of the head.
Tito is looking for a way to escape as the crowd starts rallying behind him. He starts pounding his fist on the mat as he garners strength and gets on his knees. He connects with a couple of elbows and after a real stiff one he breaks the hold. Cabana tries to get back on the offense but and tries to connect on a European uppercut but quickly finds himself in a Fujiwara Arm bar from Ortiz. Cabana yells out in pain as Tito cranks on the pressure. The crowd and Malenko on commentary is going wild as Cabana struggles for the ropes. He tries desperately to catch the bottom of the rope with his free arm but can't get there as he screams constantly from the pressure of the hold. Almost with a peer luck, Cabana's foot catches the bottom rope as legs flop wild from the pain. The referee calls for the break and Tito obliges as major damage has been done.
Cabana tries to shake his arm to get some feeling back in as Tito sneaks in and throws him back wards with a belly to back. He holds on connects on not one more, not two more, not three more but four more belly to back suplexes in succession. Cabana can barely stand up as Tito connects on a surprisingly well drop kick to the face and then calls to the crowd as they cheer Tito on with enthusiasm. Tito stalks Cabana as he tries to stand up and as Cabana stands up, Tito runs over and catches him with the "CROSS FACE CHICKEN WING". With the damage already done to the arm earlier Cabana taps out in record time as Malenko plays Ortiz's performance up to the fans at home.
Ortiz walks over proudly to Malenko as Dean enters the ring. The two look at Cabana as he lays on the mat holding his arm in pain. They don't celebrate but exit the ring like it is just another day at work.
"TITO! TITO!TITO!TITO!" echoes throughout the arena from the crowd as Ortiz and Malenko walk up the ramp, Ortiz pumps up one fist as he turns around for the crowd. The camera zooms in on Ortiz as we go off the air.
END OF THUNDER
THE REST OF THE WCW WORLD TITLE FIRST ROUND TOURNAMENT
Already Qualified for Round Two (earlier in the week)
Evan Bourne over Tyler Black
Christopher Daniels over Prince Devitt
Johnny Nitro over Rene Dupree
Nigel McGuinness over Mr. Kennedy
Shelton Benjamin over Homicide
Chris Sabin defeats Teddy Hart
A highly contest battle of two of the best innovators in the business ended in a surprise fashion as Sabin catches Hart with arguably the oldest move in the biz, the small package, for the win
Jake Hager defeats Mark Jindrak
Jindrak returned to American wrestling and almost pulled off a big upset but a reversal by Hager saw Jindrak get hit by The Hager Bomb and suffer the defeat. As a defeated Jindrak was walking up the ramp, Larry Sweeney appeared and offered him his business card much like when Dupree lost his opening match on Nitro.
MVP defeats Mike Quackenbush
An unknown to many fans, Quackenbush showed off some spectacular moves and made sure fans remember who he is now but it was all for naught as MVP came out with "The Drive by Kick" from out of nowhere to pick up the win.
Alex Shelley defeats Kenny Omega
Omega was said to remind many Dallas fans of the Von Erich's with his hair and bare feet appearance but still came out on the losing end after Shelley connected with a Missile Dropkick from the top rope for the win. Afterward the Dallas crowd goes wild as Lacey Von Erich shows up to ringside and checks on Omega to make sure he is alright. The two leave the ring together as rumors about them being a couple start to spread.
Santino defeats Erick Stevens
A new, focused Santino appears in WCW and shows a solid arsenal of moves as he negates the powerful Stevens with a ground game before connecting on a "Snake Eyes" move he calls "A Taste of Italy". Santino is making sure people take him a little more serious then his time in the WEE.
Carlito defeats Low Ki
A back and forth match up sees Carlito connect on a Backstabber to get the win after Carlito lands on his feet after a backdrop attempt by Low Ki. Low Ki shows a temper after recovering and beating down Carlito while he was celebrating in the ring.
Daniel Puder defeats Hernandez
The former Tough Enough winner picks up the win by DQ after Homicide purposely causes Hernandez loss with a chair shot to Puder in front of the ref. Hernandez is in shock as Homicide smiles at his former partner as they start to jaw between each other.
William Regal defeats Bryan Danielson
A clinic of wrestling was decided by brass knuckles by Regal after a constant one-upping from Danielson on wrestling exchanges. The fans were happy to see Mike Quackenbush come down on check on Danielson's condition as he gets up woozy from the illegal blow.
Last edited by Denny Crane; 06-15-2009 at 02:41 AM.