Re: LegendKiller and SimplyPriceless Wrestling War!
Thursday 11th March 2010
Live! from American Airlines Arena', Miami, FL
*Fireworks erupt as the opening music to the very first Global Wrestling Association’s “Prime Time Thursday Night” plays over the PA system. The crowd are in good voice and we head down to ringside*
[B]Michael Cole[/B] - "Live from the 'American Airlines Arena' in Miami, Florida, welcome everyone to the Global Wrestling Association! Welcome everyone to “Prime Time Thursday Night”. I'm Michael Cole and I'm here with my co-commentator, Matt Striker."
Matt Striker - "Michael tonight we will see the birth of a brand new force in the world of sports entertainment. Superstars from across the globe will be here to showcase their talents on this new Thursday night phenomenom…”Prime Time Thursday Night”!
Michael Cole - "Without further ado, lets go down to ringside to our ring announcer, "The Fink" Howard Finkel."
The Fink - "Ladies and Gentlemen, please welcome the General Manager of the Global Wrestling Association...MIKE ADAMLE!"
Generic music plays as Mike Adamle comes out to a chorus of booing and jeering carrying a velvet bag. Seemingly Undeterred, he enters the ring and waves to the audience. Adamle then puts on a pair of glasses and pulls out what seems like a script. Adamle then takes the mic and is now ready to address the crowd.
Mike Adamle - "Good Evening Ladies and Gentlemen, and welcome to Global Wrestling Association’s “Prime Time Thursday Night'. Tonight you will see the start of a shake up in the sports entertainment industry and you will bear witness to a changing in the landscape in the wrestling world.
First of all tonight, you will see the Cruiserweight division being reborn."
Mike Adamle - "Superstars from all across the world...from Japan, Mexico, Canada, the United Kingdom and right here in the good old US of A will compete once more in the land of high flyers and daredevils to give you, the fans, a treat each and every week and leave you all begging for more of their death defying abilities.
Thursday nights will also see tag team wrestling getting a shot in the arm of adrenaline and become rejuvenated. Tag team wrestling is a skilful art and over the years has slowly demised in front of our very eyes. Teams like 'The Road Warriors', 'The Hart Foundation', 'Team 3D', 'Demolition', 'The Steiner Brothers', 'Harlem Heat' all laid a path in this industry which has now become desolate and barren. That path gets a clean sweep tonight as we will see tag team wrestling become an integral part of this company. You'll see the likes of 'The New Foundation' from Calgary, Alberta, Canada...You'll also see teams here like the 'Motor City Machine Guns' and 'America's Most Wanted'...not to mention the aptly named 'The World's Greatest Tag Team'!"
The crowd boo and cheer accordingly to the names called out.
Mike Adamle - "Now finally, before the action gets underway...."
Adamle opens the velvet bag to reveal the brand new GWA Heavyweight Championship.
Mike Adamle - "This is the GWA Heavyweight Championship. At the moment there is no holder however............."
Music hits *YOU CANT SEE ME. MY TIME IS NOW*
John Cena is in the arena and is met with a mixed reaction. Cena salutes the crowd in attendance and heads to the ring. Cena slides in and whips his baseball hat into the crowd.
Boos ring louder and begin to drown out the women and children's screams.
John Cena - "THE CHAMP...IS HERE!"
Crowd boo louder and Cena just laughs and shrugs it off.
Mike Adamle - "Excuse me John, but I do have an announcement to make. Now I dont want to spoil the party, but if you think I am making you Heavyweight Champion, then that is not the case."
John Cena - "No Mr. Adamle, thats not what I expected, and to be honest with its not what I would want. All I'm out here for right now is to ask for a chance to earn that strap and become the first GWA Heavyweight Champion."
Mixed reaction from crowd
Mike Adamle - "............."
*YOU THINK YOU KNOW ME*
Smoke billows from the ramp and fireworks greet 'The Rated R Superstar'....EDGE!!! The crowd boo heavily as Edge hits the ring and takes a microphone.
Edge - "Mike Adamle, it seems that the rumours of you being completely incompetent are false. NOT making John Cena as your champion is a smart move, but do you know what is even smarter?? Huh? Well?? Do ya??? It's making someone who will bring you ratings champion...and that someone is ME!"
Crowd boo heavily
Edge - "And...."
Pyro explodes.....*ONE OF A KIND*
Rob Van Dam walks out to a standing ovation as the crowd erupt.[/COLOR]
RVD - "Whooa guys, guys this is so not cool. Everybody needs to relax! The whole arena here tonight and the people around the world know that the only option that Mr. Adamle has tonight is to put the strap around the waist of his number one superstar...someone who can guarantee top performances week in and week out...someone who can produce Five Star efforts in all that he does...someone like "Mr. Thursday Night"....ROB....VAN....DAM!"
The crowd join in with the actions and cheer loudly for the fan favourite and break into a 'RVD' chant.
Mike Adamle - "Gentlemen if you'd allow me to finish my announcent...NONE of you will be 'given' this title! My announcement......"
The tune of 'Killswitch Engage’ and their song *This Fire Burns* plays out and heavy boos come from the crowd as CM Punk slowly walks to the ring signalling for his music to be cut.
Michael Cole - "What in the world is happening now Matt? General Manager Adamle is being shown zero respect here tonight."
Matt Striker - "You're absolutely correct Cole and it will be interesting to see how our General Manager handles this insubordination. Until then, I think 'The Second City Saint' has something to say...."
Punk begins to speak.
CM Punk - "Michael before you speak another word, I beg you to think very carefully about what you say next and the repercussions that your words will have. Just think what you can accomplish on your very first show by setting an example and giving that Heavyweight Championship to me. I can set the standard in this company for all those beneath me to try to reach. I can become a role model for all of these people here and at home...those people who reach daily into their bathroom cabinets for their prescription drugs that they use merely to get through their day! I can become a shepherd to those men and women in the back who are lost and I can save their souls!"
Crowd are getting pretty riled up with Punk and are booing loudly.
CM Punk - "Mr. Adamle sir, I can respect the reasons why you dont give the title to a man who indulges in recreational drugs and talks freely about it. I can respect why you dont hand the title over to an adulterer also. I can also see your point of view where you wont give it to a man who 95% of this crowd refuse to follow! Mr. Adamle, these people will follow me and you can rely on me to teach these athletes to put down their prescription pills and become Straight Edge like myself. Not only will that make your roster of underachievers better, but it will make you a better person for making the correct decision!
Michael Adamle, Straight Edge is a term that means "I am better than you"...and as I am the only Straight Edge Superstar on this roster it does mean that I am the best...therefore I dont expect that title as means of charity like these other abusers...it means that I deserve it!"
Adamle looks very frustrated.
Mike Adamle - "ENOUGH!!! This has all gone on for long enough. Nobody is being given the title, donated the title, or handed the title. My announcement is this...in five weeks time this company will be holding its first ever Pay Per View! Live from Madison Square Garden in New York City, we will have the first annual GWA 'WrestleFest'. And in that night we will make history...we will crown our very first Global Wrestling Association Heavyweight Champion in a one night, eight man tournament! Now as far as I'm concerned you four superstars are all very welcome to throw your names into the brackets and "earn" this belt but until then it stays with me. I thank you all for your time."
Adamle walks out of the ring with the title belt and makes his way up the ramp as the four superstars remain in the ring looking on. As Adamle is about to walk through the curtain...
PYROS EXPLODE WITH FIRE AND THE ARENA TURNS RED AS ORGAN MUSIC PLAYS OUT.
[COLOR="Red"]Kane walks out to the ramp way as Adamle backs up and runs to the back via the floor exit. Kane just stares down the four men in the ring as the crowd cheer on the 'Big Red Machine'. Kane begins to laugh maniacally and slowly raises his arms in the air…only to thrust them down and set the turnbuckles alight!
Matt Striker - "That’s the 'Big Red Machine' Cole, is he throwing his name into this tournament too? Can anybody stop this harbinger of doom on his path of destruction?"
Michael Cole - "I'm not sure if they can Matt, Kane is one tough customer and psychopath to boot. We'll see where this leads us as General Manage Adamle has now announced our first ever Pay Per View event in five weeks...’WrestleFest’! Wow Matt! This is huge news!!!"
Matt Striker - "It is Michael and I'm looking forward to being a part of it. Something else I'm looking forward to is the first match of the evening after the commercial break...'The Redneck Renegade’ Jamie Noble will go one on one with a man from Brooklyn, New York...Red!"
First break of the evening.
We return from the break ready for our first match of the evening!
The Fink – “Ladies and Gentlemen, this is your opening contest, and it is scheduled for one fall……”
Crowd pop in anticipation as Red’s music plays out.
The Fink – “First making his way down the aisle, from Brooklyn, New York! Weighing in at 150 lbs……RED!”
Red begins to walk down the aisle high fiving the young fans in attendance, and climbs to the top rope, only to backflip his way into the ring.
Michael Cole – “We have heard big things about this man Matt, he comes from Brooklyn, New York and rumours are, General Manager Adamle is looking at Red to take this division by storm.”
Matt Striker – “Red…150 lbs of lightening reflexes and a catalogue of high flying moves. But will this youngster be able to use his arsenal to great effect against this man?…Fifteen year veteran, ’The Redneck Renegade’…Jamie Noble!”
Noble’s music starts.
Jamie Noble emerges from the curtain like a man on a mission as he storms down to the ring pointing his finger and shouting obscenities at his opponent already in the ring.
The Fink – “and his opponent, from Hanover, West Virginia, weighing 202 lbs…’The Redneck Renegade’, Jamie Noble!”
‘The Redneck Renegade’ Jamie Noble v Red
Match starts off at a frantic pace with Red giving Noble the runaround, dodging clotheslines and hits a few dropkicks of his own to send Noble reeling. Noble manages to get close to Red and slow him down with a poke to the eye and follows it up with an Irish Whip into the ropes. Red manages to hit a head scissors and sends Noble to the outside.
As Noble tries to buy himself a few seconds to regroup, Red throws himself over the top rope with a corkscrew plancha and then sends Noble back to the inside as the crowd are really starting to back Red!
Michael Cole – “This is truly amazing! This is exactly the kind of action that General Manager Adamle promised the fans and by God…he’s come through on his promise!”
As Red climbs back into the ring, Noble cuts him off at the pass with a dropkick of his own to the knee and begins to take advantage of the situation by stomping away at Red as he is down.
For the next few minutes, Noble takes down Red with hard bodyslams to tbe canvass and realising the way to stop Red is stop his flight, begins to apply numerous leg locks to wear him down.
Matt Striker – “Jamie Noble….’The Redneck Renegade’….showing us all here tonight what a student of the game he really is. He realises what needs to be done here to stop Red…this firecracker of an opponent he has here….and that is to take him down to the mat and ground him full stop!”
After several minutes of wearing down Red with various submission holds and gaining a couple of near falls, Noble begins to show his hot temper and become impatient. Noble picks Red up and hits a hard brainbuster. 1…2…Red is up! Noble lets out a heavy sigh and goes for another big move…double underhook powerbomb…1…2…Red pops a shoulder up at 2 and three quarters.
Noble turns to referee Mike Chioda and slaps his palms three times implying he wants a faster count.
Noble picks up Red onto his shoulders and sets him up for the ‘Confederacy Crunch’ Gut-buster………Red reverses it in mid air and lands a hurricanrana! As Noble gets to his knees, Red hits one kick, two kick…ENZUIGIRI!!! Red sells his leg injury and tries to send Noble into the ropes…but it’s reversed. Noble swings a clothesline…Red ducks and comes off the opposite ropes…Red throws himself up into the air and hits a bulldog from a bodyscissors position on Noble. With Jamie Noble on his back, a limping Red hits a running…or should we say…hobbling….’Red Star Press’…1…2…3!!!
Winner via pinfall, Red
Christy Hemme is out the backstage area with Robert Roode.
Christy Hemme – “Bobby Roode, you’ve been a tag team specialist for many years and now you’re here in the GWA alone. Can you make a successful transition into a singles competitor?”
Robert Roode – “First of all lady, it’s not Bobby…its Robert! Robert Roode! And Robert Roode is here for one thing and one thing only….BUSINESS!
For too long, I have carried other men and women on my back and gained them championships and notoriety and from this moment on, it all stops! Robert Roode is in it all for himself now, and I have the ability and know how to take all of the skills that made me a great tag team wrestler…and use them to become an even greater singles champion! Starting later tonight, you’re going to see that Robert Roode is ‘All Business’.
We cut to another part of the backstage area where Todd Grisham is with Matt Hardy, Shannon Moore and Shane Helms.
Todd Grisham – “Matt Hardy, Shane Helms, Shannon Moore, welcome all to the Global Wrestling Association!”
The three men all nod in acknowledgement.
Todd Grisham – “Now Matt, in the past you’ve had a very successful career, especially in the tag team division, but for one reason or another you’ve failed to make that final step and make the it to the top. Now that you have a fresh start in the GWA, can you finally show the world that Matt Hardy is ready to smash through the glass ceiling?”
Matt Hardy – “Well Todd, you’re right, in the past, I have failed to make the grade and achieve the standards that even I have set for myself. These two guys here (pointing to Helms and Moore) will tell you exactly the same thing about their careers…we’ve all underachieved!
Now it is no secret that Shannon, Shane and I all go way back with each other and now that we have come here to the GWA, we have all made a promise to ourselves that with this new start, each one of us will achieve the goals that we set and we will all live up to the expectations that we have of ourselves! Todd, now it is our time! The OMEGA Boyz are here to make an impact and this time…We will NOT die!”
Fade to a commercial break
We return from the commercial break with “The Fink” in the centre of the ring, microphone in hand…..
The Fink – “Ladies and Gentlemen the following contest is scheduled for one fall! Currently in the ring, from Miami, Florida…weighing in at 236 lbs….Anthony Price”
Price gives a coy wave to the crowd as he gets a small pop for being the hometown hero and stretches out in the corner awaiting his opponent.
The Fink – “And his opponent……”
The entrance theme of ‘All Business’ Robert Roode fills out the arena as Roode walks down the aisle decked out in a black and red sequined robe.
The Fink – “….weighing 240 lbs, from Toronto, Ontario, Canada…’All Business’ Robert Roooooooooooode”.
Michael Cole – “Matt, Robert Roode claims to be here for one reason and one reason only….and that’s for himself.”
Matt Striker – “Robert Roode has been a tag team specialist for many years now and claims to have carried his partner’s every time he’s stepped in the ring with them. Now, Roode is here to show the world exactly what he’s all about! And he is a very skilled competitor Michael.”
Roode gets into to the ring and taunts the crowd as he dresses down and bounces of the ropes gently to warm up.
Michael Cole – “Well, they say there is a fine line between cockyness and confidence…lets see how fine that line is when Robert Roode walks it tonight!”
‘All Business’ Robert Roode v Anthony Price
The bell rings and Roode gains the early advantage with a knee to the midsection of Price and takes further control with some forearm smashes back into the corner. Price squirms as Roode stomps away at his midsection and crashes forearms down on the back of his neck, as the referee makes a five count to break up the mauling.
Roode pulls Price to the centre of the ring and hits a standing dropkick and then turns to pose to a booing crowd with his arms wide open.
Anthony Price begins to stagger his way to hit feet tenderly and Roode takes him by the arm and shoots him into the ropes and in one swift motion sweeps Price off of his feet and hits an Arn Andersonesque spine buster and goes for the cover. 1…2…Price pops a shoulder up! Roode slaps on a reverse chinlock and begins to berate Price over and over.
Robert Roode – “Come on boy…that all you got? You got any better than this?”
Roode gets to his feet and plants a big boot square into the base of Anthony Price’s spine and then steps back for a run up as he hits snap mare and goes for the pinfall. 1…2…Kick out.
Roode pulls Price up to his feet, showing no signs of frustration, and slaps him around a bit before launching him into the turnbuckles. Roode with a charge in….but Price moves at last second! Fists of fury from Price and now he sends Roode into the ropes. BIG DROPKICK from Price! Price is building momentum here and is sensing a comeback Price to the top rope clutching the back of his neck as he climbs…the effects of the beat down and snap mare are clearly showing.
HIGH CROSSBODY….NO!!! Roode moves and Price hits the mat hard! Roode pulls up Price quickly and hits a picture perfect neckbreaker.
Robert Roode – “THAT’S IT!”
Robert Roode takes Anthony Price to his feet once more and hooks in the front facelock…’Payoff’ Fisherman Suplex…1….2….3!!!
Winner via pinfall, Robert Roode
The Fink – “Here is your winner…’All Business’ Robert Rooooooooooode”
Matt Striker –“Wow, Robert Roode truly did mean business tonight. He was a machine out there tonight…no messing around! Just strictly business!”
Michael Cole – “That was a very impressive performance there. I still think he may be walking that fine line between confidence and cockiness but I’m sure time will tell just how good Robert Roode actually is!
Ladies and Gentlemen, coming up after our next commercial break…we will see ‘The World’s Greatest Tag Team in competition…stay tuned.”
The Fink – “Ladies and Gentleman this tag team match is scheduled for one fall!”
The music of The World’s Greatest Tag Team starts up and out come Shelton Benjamin and Charlie Haas.
The Fink – “Making their way to the ring, at a total combined weight of 497 lbs…Charlie Haas…Shelton Benjamin…The World’s Greatest Tag Team!!!”
Haas and Benjamin stand on opposite turnbuckles with their arms raised to the crowd who boo and jeer both men.
Michael Cole – “The fans have seemed to have taken an instant dislike to the self proclaimed World’s Greatest Tag Team Matt…can they win them over with their display tonight?”
Matt Striker – “Michael I really don’t think either Benjamin or Haas could care less what the fans think!!! They call themselves The World’s Greatest Tag Team for a reason….they believe in themselves! They believe in their own ability and they truly do believe that it is their God given right to go to the very top of this company!”
The Fink – “And their opponents...currently in the ring…weighing a combined weight of 461 lbs….the team of Steve Harrison and Cobi Fletcher!”
Michael Cole – “Ok well lets see if what they claim is actually true! This match is about to get underway.”
“The World’s Greatest Tag Team” Shelton Benjamin & Charlie Haas v Steve Harrison & Cobi Fletcher
A very short and decisive match as TWGTT cut off Fletcher from his opponent from the get go. Haas and Benjamin use many wear down holds and submissions whilst making tags to each other frequent and often in this show case outing.
Fletcher does attempt a comeback by throwing some weak punches at Haas in the breadbasket from his knees but Haas plants a knee to the side of Fletcher’s skull. Haas then pulls his opponent to the corner and makes the tag to Benjamin. Fletcher is lifted up throat first on the top rope as Haas is holding his legs. Shelton Benjamin bounces off the ropes and makes an impressive vertical leap over Haas’ head and lands square on the base of Cobi Fletcher’s spine!
The Referee reaches the count of 4 when Haas leaves the ring.
Benjamin sends Fletcher into the ropes and lands a T Bone suplex. Benjamin gets to his feet and begins to walk around looking impressed with his own work and then as nobody expects, Benjamin throws an elbow at Harrison in the corner, thus, knocking him off the apron.
Benjamin makes the tag and Haas enters applying a reverse waistlock. Benjamin comes off the rope and nails a big Dragon Spin Kick on Fletcher’s chin. In the same movement, Haas throws Fletcher over his head and hits the German Suplex for the 1. 2. 3.
Winners via pinfall, The World’s Greatest Tag Team
Matt Striker – “Now that was impressive! Haas and Benjamin didn’t even let Harrison get into the match. That was tag team wrestling 101 and…oh wait Charlie Haas wants to speak.”
Music cuts Charlie Haas reaches out and takes a microphone.
Charlie Haas – “This exhibition right here, is exactly the reason why Shelton Benjamin and I are known as The World’s Greatest Tag Team.”
Crowd boo. Benjamin looks around in disbelief that the fans are booing. Off the microphone he asks Hass, “Why? Why are they booing the best?” Haas shrugs his shoulders and tells Benjamin to forget them.
Matt Striker – “The fans of Miami are really getting on the backs of these two.”
Charlie Haas – “Show some damn respect!”
Crowds boos grow louder.
Charlie Haas – “Now, when General Manager Adamle told us about his plans for pumping a new lease of life into tag team wrestling, we jumped at the chance to get together to prove to the entire world how great we can be. General Manager Adamle has made us a promise to us that at ‘WrestleFest’ we will be part of a match up that will crown the very first GWA Tag Team Champions. And it will be right there, in that match, that we will prove that we are just what we say we are…….”
Benjamin takes the mic as the crowd boo.
Shelton Benjamin – “…and we are The World’s Greatest Tag Team and there aint….NO….stopping us…..NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW!!!”
Music restarts as Benjamin and Haas ‘High 5’ and begin to walk away. As they step through the ropes their music is interrupted but the sound of machine guns and Shelley and Sabin walk out to the ramp and stare down TWGTT and point their fingers as guns towards them.
Michael Cole – “There’s the Motor City Machine Guns. What is their part in all of this? Do they have any say in how this tag team title scenario will go down?”
Matt Striker – “I don’t know, but what is clearly evident, is that Shelley and Sabin are here to make an impact and what better way to do it that to get up the noses of a rival team that claims to be “The World’s Greatest”?!”
Cut to the back with Todd Grisham who is with General Manager Mike Adamle.
Todd Grisham – “General Manager Adamle, you’ve set up this tournament to crown the GWA’s first ever World Heavyweight Champion. Many competitors have thrown their names into the hat already…and many more would love the opportunity to be part of this tournament. What will you do about the situation?”
Mike Adamle – Well despite the interruptions earlier on this evening, I do have to say, I’m impressed that so many people are ready to step up so quickly and show their interest in becoming this company’s first ever World Heavyweight Champion. You see Todd, whoever wins this prestigious tournament will not only become Champion…but they will become this company’s representative all around the globe! They will become the man who when fans see them, they will instantly think GWA! So with that in mind, I have decided to give those five eager men from earlier tonight….RVD (crowd cheer)….CM Punk (crowd boo)…Kane (crowd cheer)…Edge (crowd boo)…and John Cena (mixed reaction)…the first five brackets in the tournament in five weeks at WrestleFest.”
Mike Adamle – “The three remaining spots will be determined by a series of qualifying matches in the next couple of weeks on “Prime Time Thursday Night”. Those qualifiers will begin right here in Miami, Florida tonight when ‘Captain Charisma’ Christian Cage will go one on one with Booker T. Now if you excuse me, I have work to get on with.”
Adamle walks off leaving Grisham alone as we fade to a commercial break.
Back from the commercial break and we are with Christy Hemme back stage.
Christy Hemme – “Ladies and Gentlemen I would like to introduce to you now a third generation wrestler here in the Global Wrestling Association….Ted DiBiase Jr.”
Ted DiBiase – “Thank you Christy. Standing in front of you now is a 6 foot 3 inch frame of 235 pound of pure God given talent! My Dad, Ted DiBiase Snr, was a legend in this business and he proved time and time again that everyman has a price. If I wanted to right now, I could simply buy a spot in this tournament and show the world that I have what it takes to go all the way and win the whole damn thing! But I am not my father. Sure, I will go on to be a future Hall of Famer like my Dad and sure I have the same skills and more than the ones that he used to become successful…but I refuse to buy anything here in GWA. General Manager Adamle, next week I am throwing my name into your qualifiers for this tournament and I will show you that when you signed that contract to bring me here you made a wise decision. You are getting a commodity that you simply cannot put a price on…because Ted DiBiase…is ‘Simply Priceless’.”
Back to the ring………
The Fink – “This match is scheduled for one fall and is a tag team attraction…..currently in the ring at a total combined weight of 525 lbs…”The F.B.I.”…..and their opponents………”
Music breaks out as Brian Kendrick and Paul London sprint to the ring, sliding under the bottom rope. Both men head to opposite corners and backflip into the ring.
The Fink – “Weighing in at a total combined weight of 385 lbs…Brian Kendrick and Paul London…"The Hooliganz”
‘The Hooliganz’ Brian Kendrick & Paul London v ‘The F.B.I.’ Johnny Stamboli & Chuck Palumbo
Palumbo and Stamboli are up in the faces of Kendrick and London before the bell and they look like all business tonight!
Kendrick and Palumbo start the match, and Palumbo instantly throws Kendrick into the corner. Palumbo then whips Kendrick into the opposite turnbuckles and charges in after him. Kendrick leap frogs and pulls out an armdrag…and a second…then as Palumbo aims to charge in once more Kendrick lands a drop kick and goes for a cover….1……2……Palumbo kicks out!
Kendrick applies an arm bar and goes to tag in London.
Both Kendrick and London send Palumbo in to the ropes with a double Irish whip…DOUBLE DROPKICK! Kendrick bounces of the ropes and drops an elbow….London follows up with a leg drop and a cover 1….2….another kick out.
Matt Striker – “Unbelievable speed on the high flying duo…can they keep this pace up?”
London then hits Palumbo with a couple of forearms and sends him into the ropes and hits a flying elbow smash…1….2….kick out.
London then goes to bounce of the ropes but Stamboli hits a kick to the back of the head, now giving his team the advantage. Palumbo now hits a few stomps to the back of the head and tags in Johnny ‘The Bull’!
Stamboli with some kicks of his own then a big body slam and cover…1……2…….London gets his shoulder up! Irishi whip by Stamboli now into the buckles and London folds up as he hits with hard impact. Stamboli taunts Kendrick then runs in on London with a clothesline crushing him in the corner. Palumbo tags in.
Palumbo hits London with a snap suplex and drops a big elbow and attempts a pinfall…only to get a 2 count. Palumbo calls to Stamboli to lift the boot and smashes London’s head into it before making the tag.
Stamboli gets in and hoists London up into a press slam…1…2…..kick out!
Stamboli applies a chin lock on London as the crowd start to clap and get behind London. London fights his way to his feet and escapes the chin lock and bounces off the ropes, but Stamboli hits another big boot to the face and goes for an immediate cover. 1…2……….KENDRICK WITH THE SAVE!
As Kendrick leaves the ring, Palumbo enters and ‘The F.B.I.’ attempt a double suplex, but Kendrick slips down the back side and hits a double dropkick of his own. Palumbo stumbles to the outside as the race for Kendrick to make the tag is on. Stamboli dives but just misses as Paul London gets the tag and spring boards himself into the ring bouncing off Stamboli’s back.
Palumbo rolls back into the ring but London hits him with a ‘Dropsault’ dropkick. Stamboli attacks London from behind and swings a clothesline….LONDON DUCKS…and springboards off the second rope with a cross body block….1…..2…..KICK OUT….THIS IS AN UNBELIEVABLE MATCH!
Kendrick in to help out London as ‘The Hooliganz’ Irish whip Stamboli into the ropes and hit a double back body drop. The referee is counting and Kendrick flips London backwards for an assisted moonsault….1…..2…….NO SHOULDER UP!!!
London then sees Palumbo getting to his feet outside the ring and hits a suicide dive to the floor to put him back down again!
Kendrick hits Stamboli with a couple of forearms but Stamboli tries another press slam. Kendrick sneaks down again and hits THE SLICED BREAD NUMBER 2!!! But he’s not the legal man! Paul London climbs to his feet and then to the top rope……….450 SPLASH!!!! 1…………..2……………….3!
Winners via pinfall, ‘The Hooliganz’
Matt Striker – “Now that was one impressive match up! Unbelievable skill and high flying aerial ability! Kendrick and London look like they have made an impact and could have an amazing career here in the GWA!”
Cut to the back where we see Todd Grisham with one half of tonight’s main event participants...Christian Cage.
Todd Grisham – “Christian Cage, tonight, General Manager Mike Adamle has added you to the qualifiers for the World Heavyweight Championship tournament at ‘WrestleFest’ in five weeks time. You’ll be going one on one with Booker T…your thoughts?”
Christian Cage – “Well T Grish, it’s real simple…tonight in front of all my Miami peeps……”
Crowd pop! Christian nods in approval.
“......Christian Cage, ‘Captain Charisma’, plans on going straight on through Booker T and qualifying for WrestleFest. Then once I am there………”
Christian looks up.
Christian Cage – “What do you want?”
The camera pans out and Edge comes into shot. Crowd boo!
Edge – “Hello Brother! You seem kinda confident tonight! You seem to think you’re a shoe in for making it into this tournament don’t you? Next thing, you’ll be telling the world that you’re going to win the whole damn thing right?”
Christian Cage – “Well ‘Bro…..that’s the plan.”
Edge – (laughing to himself) “Christian you do realise that even in your little dream world…this wont be easy! You do realise that don’t you? For either of us!”
Christian Cage – “Look Edge, what’s your point? You are boring us all here…cut to the chase?”
Edge – “Yeah like I give a……look! I’m here to make a proposal to you. I scratch your back and you scratch mine. I help you to qualify tonight and from there on in to the finals of that tournament in five weeks, we help each other get there unscathed and help each other get to the final. At least that way…the GWA World Heavyweight Championship…it will make its way to one of us. C’mon Christian, what do you say? Let’s do this!”
Christian Cage – (laughs) “Edge you forget something…I know you. I know you better than anyone else on this planet! And I know that as soon as I scratch your back, you will stab mine in return!”
“I don’t need your help tonight…I wont need your help at WrestleFest to win the belt…and after that…after I win the World Heavyweight Championship…I certainly wont need your help in defending it!”
Crowd give a monster pop.
“Christian Cage has his peeps, and that’s all he needs…because that’s how Christian Cage rolls!”
Christian walks off leaving Edge looking visibly frustrated at being snubbed.
Edge – “Yeah? We’ll soon see about that!”
‘WrestleFest’ PPV advert
Michael Cole – “There we have it…in five short weeks Matt, on April 11, we will have our first ever Pay Per View event here at the Global Wrestling Association. The first annual ‘WrestleFest’ will take place LIVE! from Maddison Square Garden, New York City, New York. It is here at the ‘Mecca’ of sports entertainment, we will crown the first ever GWA World Heavyweight Champion in an Eight Man Elimination Tournament! General Manager Adamle has already announced the first competitors for the tournament…’Mr Thursday Night’ Rob Van Dam…John Cena…’The Rated R Superstar’ Edge… ‘The Second City Saint’ CM Punk...and ‘The Big Red Machine’ Kane. Over the coming weeks, we will see qualifiers to see which superstars will be added to the brackets in our quest to crown our inaugural World Heavyweight Champion.”
Matt Striker – “Also, earlier tonight, Charlie Haas announced that there would be some sort of a tag team match to crown the first ever GWA Tag Team Champions. Michael, this is starting to shape up into a history making evening!”
The Fink – “Ladies and Gentlemen, the following match up is scheduled for one fall….”
A loud gong goes off and generic Japanese music plays out…….
The Fink – “Making his way to the ring, weighing 220 pounds, from Gifu, Japan …’The Dragon’ Yoshi.”
Yoshi jogs his way to the ring as Cole and Striker continue to hype up the Pay Per View. Yoshi gets in to the ring and bows to The Fink and then to each side of the crowd.
The Fink – “…..and his opponent…..”
*SANTINOOOOOOOOOO*…..Italian Opera music plays out and that can only mean one thing…Santino Marella!
Santino walks down the ramp way all smiles and waving to the fans.
Matt Striker – “Here he is, ‘The Milan Miracle’…Santino Marella! Michael, did you know that Santino Marella has a background in Mixed Martial Arts?”
Michael Cole – “Is that so Matt? Maybe we will see him put some of his expertise to work tonight?” Hey Matt, I hear Santino has got a pretty hot twin sister too!”
Striker just lets a grunt go off the mic and smirks.
Santino makes it to ringside, takes a microphone and steps through the ropes.
Santino – “Ahhh greetings everyone! I, Santino Marella am heeere! And I tell of yous righta now, that I plan on simply walking througha all of ze competition here GWA on route to weening the GWA Heavyweight Champion-sheep! And that will all start with tonight’s opponent….Reeky ‘The Dragoon’ Steamboat!”
Crowd half laugh and half boo Santino’s antics.
Santino – “Now, Reeky……”
Before Marella can finish his sentence, Yoshi hits him in the temple with a roundhouse kick.
Santino Marella v ‘The Dragon’ Tatsu
Referee Mike Chioda rings the bell as Marella hits the floor hard and Yoshi hooks the leg for an easy 1, 2, 3!
Winner via pinfall, ‘The Dragon’ Yoshi
Michael Cole – “Wow Matt, this match is over! Yoshi used his initiative there and hit Santino with the first opening he got. That is impressive”
Yoshi then celebrates in the ring waving to the fans as Marella stumbles his way out of the arena.
Matt Striker – “Michael you’re right, that was impressive! ‘The Pearl of the Orient’…Yoshi has started his GWA career in the best possible way and is off the mark running! What I will say is that this young, energetic ‘Dragon’ will need to prove that he can go longer than five seconds in a match and still walk away with a tick in the ‘WIN’ column. Time will tell!”
Cut to the back as we see Booker T warming up and going through the final preparations for his match with Christian Cage.
Michael Cole – There’s Booker T and he looks as though he means business. He goes one on one with ‘Captain Charisma’ Christian Cage, right after this commercial break!”
We come back from the break and it is MAIN EVENT TIME!
*GO!* Music blares out and it’s ‘Story of the Year’ with their song “Just Close Your Eyes”.
The Fink – “This match is scheduled for one fall and is a qualifier for the ‘WrestleFest’ World Heavyweight Championship tournament….”
Christian comes out to a massive ovation and struts his way to the ring beating his chest and pointing to the crowd on route.
The Fink – “Making his way to the ring, from Toronto, Ontario Canada, weighing in at 227 lbs….Christian Cage!”
Christian is on the turnbuckle looking out at all of his “Peeps”. He looks ready!
The Fink – “And his opponent……..”
*CAN YOU DIG IT??? SUCKAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!*
The Fink – “From Houston, Texas…weighing in at 250 lbs……..BOOKER T!”
Booker T is in the ring as his ring corner pyro shoots off and we are about to get underway!
Michael Cole – “This is a main event match up with MASSIVE implications Matt…the winner will go on to have a chance at becoming the first ever World Heavyweight Champion here in GWA!
‘WrestleFest’ World Heavyweight Championship Tournament Qualifier
Booker T v Christian Cage
Both men approach each other in the ring and begin to bicker with each other. Cage pushes Booker, Booker retaliates with a slap and Cage slaps on a side headlock. Booker sends Christian into the ropes and hits a shoulder block. Booker T runs into the ropes and Christian rolls on to his front. Booker T with the skip over Christian, and Christian gets back to his feet and leap frogs over Booker. Booker off the opposite ropes…Christian hits a hip toss but misses an elbow drop and both men are back to their feet facing off.
There’s more bitching between the two men before Booker hits a big right hand to stun Christian, but he returns with a hammerlock. Booker then connects with an elbow to Christian’s face and he follows up with numerous chops and punches before hitting a suplex and getting a 2 count.
Booker then throws Christian to the outside and follows him to the outside and sends Christian in to the ring steps.
Booker rolls back into the ring!
Michael Cole – “Booker T is looking mightily impressive tonight. Can he continue this momentum and qualify for the World Heavyweight Championship tournament at ‘WrestleFest’? Find out after our final commercial break!”
Fade out to commercials
We return and Booker T allows Christian Cage to beat the 10 count and met with a bodyslam….1…..2…..Cage is up! Booker pulls Cage to his feet and winds up an arm bar and carefully places a roundhouse kick to Christians jaw. Booker then drops a big knee down across Christian’s chest and goes for the pin…..
Booker begins to get impatient and stomps away on Christian and mounts him landing heavy blows down!
Booker T gets up on command from the referee and parades around showboating to the fans.
As Booker approaches Christian once more, Christian attempts a come back with a number of punches…but Booker ducks the final punch and nails a jumping heel kick. ONE……..TWO………KICK OUT!
Booker immediately applies a front face lock on the ground…..but Christian fights his way back to his feet and hits Booker with an inverted atomic drop! Christian then hits a sideslam and goes for the cover but only gets a 2 count. Christian and Booker both get up but Christian manages a sneaky roll up…1….2……Booker kicks out!
Christian is up and measuring up Booker….as Booker gets to his feet, Christian attacks from the ropes…but Booker lands a kick to the abdomen…AXE KICK!!!
Michael Cole – “Why on earth is Booker T not going for the cover??? This is mad! He could be going to WrestleFest right now if he’d gone for the cover!”
Matt Striker – “Oh here we go! Here’s why Michael Cole…SPIN-A-ROONIE!!!”
Booker T hits the ground and spins with the spin-a-roonie back up to his knee when all of a sudden………..
*YOU THINK YOU KNOW ME!*…..it’s Edge!
Booker T looks on at the ramp way as Edge is just standing there arms folded and grinning!
Cage sneaks up behind Booker and rolls him quickly……..1…………..2…………..3! That’s it, Christian Cage qualifies!
Winner via pinfall, Christian Cage.
Booker T protests to the referee and is looking both stunned and upset at himself for getting distracted.
Cage looks on at Edge, not really understanding what happened and why it happened.
Edge merely looks on grinning!
Fade to black.