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So I'm not quite caught up on feedbacking people. In fact, I'm barely as behind as I was before. But I figure it's time to actually get the ball rolling and get back to booking (and other things ). So I think I've posted enough news, but now here's some exclusives to keep you busy...

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The wrestlers may have time off and lighter schedules, but their attitudes don't! Tyler Black reflects, OVW Heavyweight Champion Eric Perez has a message for the 'invaders', Charlie Haas is going in a new direction, and the Boondock Saint goes back to the boondocks.


Spoiler for The One Man Grey Area:


Torrie:
Hi, everybody! And welcome to the AOW Offseason, which officially kicks off this coming Wednesday Night at eight, right here on aohdubya.com. I’m Torrie Wilson back in my post as backstage interviewer, but with me right now is a –

Black:
Do you think these people really want to hear you talk?
~Torrie looks at Tyler Black with wide eyes, his dark locks going down to the collar of his black longcoat

Torrie
:
*ahem* Well as I was saying with me right now is a guy who isn’t far removed from shows here in Louisville, but he’s certainly made his mark in AOW so far – Tyler Black!

Black:
Nice recovery.

Torrie:
Whatever. So tell us, Tyler, with a few months of your rookie season under your belt, what does it feel like to be back here at your old OVW stomping grounds?

Black:
I really can’t tell you what it feels like. I was so good, I was only in OVW in a few months. I won the OVW Tag Team Championships almost immediately and a few months later, I was OVW Heavyweight Champion. So I don’t think you should be asking me what it feels like to be back, Torrie.
~Black moves his hair out of his face

Black:
I think you need to be asking these minor leaguers what it feels like for there to be something to fear in this locker room once again.
~Black is almost rubbing noses with Wilson…

Torrie
:
Um…okay well, do you have any words about your rookie year in AOW thus far?
~Black chuckles to himself

Black:
This world is not as black and white as you people think it is, Torrie. When you think you’ve seen it all, there’s always so much more beneath the surface. All I have to say about my rookie year so far…is none of you have seen anything yet.

Torrie:
One final question, Tyler – regarding your rivalry with Kofi Kingston. You two had an incredible No DQ match just before The Outer Limits. Why is it that you shook his hand at the end of it? Are you, y’know, not such a bad guy?
~Black almost immediately wags a finger

Black:
Black and white, Torrie, black and white. Your two-dimensional thinking will be the end of you, Kofi Kingston, and all of AOW if you don’t change. You’ll learn soon enough. And I’ll never stop preaching that, not even now, when it’s supposed to be easy time. Just because it’s the Offseason, doesn’t mean things change.
~Black pops the collar of his longcoat and sternly walks away, leaving Torrie quite intimidated as we fade away…



Spoiler for Becoming Your Own Boss:


We open up to the scene of Charlie Haas stepping out of a room in the Davis arena. He’s in non-competition attire, but he’s quickly swarmed by the man who is pulling the cameraman along with him in Mike “The Miz” Mizanin.

The Miz:
Hey, Charlie! Wassaup, my man?

Haas:
…can I help you?

The Miz:
Ladies and gentlemen, see exhibit number one on why Charlie Haas is now a FORMER AOW Tag Team Champion is because he doesn’t know how to properly acknowledge The Miz.

Haas:
I can twist you into a pretzel and make you tap out without any ring gear on.
~Miz doesn’t miss a beat

The Miz:
What I meant to say was this is exhibit number one as to why Charlie Haas is a FUTURE AOW Tag Team Champion because he can twist men into pretzels and make them tap out. So Charlie, tell me – when do you and Shelton Benjamin wanna go for those tag titles again?

Haas:
We’re not. Not for a while, anyway.

The Miz:
Come again?

Haas:
There’s been some, uh, ‘creative differences’ between Shelton and I. So there won’t be a rematch anytime soon.

The Miz:
You weren’t gonna get one anyway. AOW doesn’t have ‘rematch clauses’ or whatever.

Haas:
Yeah. I know. But when you’ve been champion for six months, you kinda expect something else to come of it.

The Miz:
So is this why you’re here for the Offseason and Shelton isn’t?

Haas:
Yeah. Can you move now? You and your cameraman are in the way of the door.

The Miz:
You won’t be seeing me much backstage anyway, chum. I’ll be taking my rightful place as color commentator during the Offseason!
~Haas shoots him an “I don’t give a fuck” look. Miz pisses himself accordingly.

The Miz:
Just like the World’s Greatest Tag Team will re-take their rightful place on top of the tag division!
~Haas suddenly grabs Miz by his collar and pushes him up against the wall

Haas
:
Do you even know what I came to the arena for? I was told that my supposed partner, Shelton Benjamin, called to officially take the World’s Greatest Tag Team off the company billing as a tag team. You know what that means?
~Miz sheepishly shakes his head

Haas
:
It means there IS no World’s Greatest Tag Team!
~Haas takes Miz and CHUNKS HIM AGAINST THE OPPOSITE WALL. The only man now in the frame is the feral looking Oklahoma native who stares lividly into the camera

Haas
:
Shelton! I know you well enough to know you’re watching this. And you’ll be watching all Offseason long. But if you wanna be selfish…then I can be selfish too. That’s why you and everybody else are gonna bear witness to a whole new me. It ain’t just a threat that I can bend any man and make him tap. It’s a fact. From this day forth, I’m by myself. I'm my own boss. I am Charlie Haas. And I’m…
~Haas takes a quick glance at Miz before looking back to the camera

Haas
:
…THE 'submission' boss.
~Haas gives us a quick smirk before heading past the cameraman and on out the Davis Arena door…



Spoiler for Black America – Ep. I: Compton:


The video instantly opens up to the close-up image of one “Boondock Saint” – Antonio Banks.

Banks:
So I don’t know if any of y’all are aware of this, but due to my actions in my match against CM Punk at The Outer Limits, I’ve been banned from the Offseason!
~Banks lets out an angry sigh

Banks:
Do y’all still think I’m speakin’ empty when I say this whole industry is a conspiracy to keep the black man down? Huh?
~Banks flips his handheld camera around to show us a city street. The road is cracked, the houses aren’t in the greatest shape, and if you look down the street far enough, several stores have bars on the windows

Banks:
I bet y’all are wonderin’ what I’m doin’ here, too.
~Banks flips the camera back to himself

Banks:
Since I was completely robbed by bullshit officiatin’ in my title match against CM Punk, I DEMAND a rematch! I don’t give a damn about the Dynasty Tournament, no, I want the first match I have back in AOW to be for the Dynasty Championship.
~Banks goes from angry…to laughing?

Banks:
What am I sayin’? I know good an’ damn well AOW management ain’t gonna give me what I want. So I’ll go to the streets. The real people and see what they want. This behind me? This here is Compton, New York. Not too far from the Hammerstein Ballroom. This is the boondocks where men like me had to struggle to survive in. Where real champions come from.
~As Banks puts himself over, an African American male walks by, a grocery bag in his hand.

Banks:
Sir! Aye, hol’ up, homie.
~Banks semi-jogs up to this man, his gold crucifix bouncing and making clinging noises as he does. Antonio then takes out a piece of paper from his back pocket.

Banks:
How you doin’, sir? I’m “The Boondock Saint” Antonio Banks and I need you to help sign this petition against workplace discrimination. I’m doin’ this for all of Black America, my man.

Man:
I hear that, brotha.
~Banks hands the man a pen and he signs his name down. Banks gives the man a fist bump and the bystander goes along his merry way. Banks then holds his camera back up to the petition

Banks:
You see this, Paul Heyman? You see this, Mick Foley? Six names. Six names already. I’m goin’ all over Black America in the state of New York for the next two months to get one hundred signatures. An’ when I do, I’ll get my Dynasty Championship rematch like I rightfully deserve. POWER TO THE PEOPLE!
~Banks thrusts a fist up and makes his camera follow it as we fade away…



Spoiler for The Classiest Man in the Offseason:


We’re brought to a white wall, the only man standing in front of it being the OVW Heavyweight Champion Eric Perez. He has some nifty sunglasses on and full white, almost Scarface-esque suit. His OVW title is draped over his right shoulder.

Perez:
The AOW Offseason. Where AOW comes down from the big time to invade Louisville, Kentucky. To give some guys time off. To make everybody relax.
~Perez rubs his goatee before rubbing the corners of his lips

Perez:
See, I find that very insulting. You think OVW is a vacation home? Let me clarify sometime for you vatos right now – this. Ain’t. A vacation. Just because some of us aren’t on the same level of experience as a lot of you doesn’t mean you gonna come in here and walk all over us. Especially not me. I’m the classiest hombre in his joint. And I’ve got this.
~Perez points over to his shoulder to show off his title

Perez:
I’m Eric Perez, the Classiest Man in Puerto Rico. I’m the OVW Heavyweight Champion. I run this. There hasn’t been a person yet to take me down in OVW and there sure as hell ain’t anybody in AOW that can do it.
~Perez puts his sunglasses on his head

Perez:
See the way I see it is if you made yourself work during the Offseason, that means you’re not good enough for time off. That means you suck. Hard. It means you got not class. It automatically makes me better than you.
~Perez points to himself before continuing

Perez:
Plus, we here in OVW already know the kinks to this place. Tyler Black, I won this title from you. Don’t you talk down to me like I heard you sayin’. As a matter of fact, you and Kofi Kingston would’ve never been able to have your twenty-five minute debut dance in OVW. Wanna know why? Because main events have time limits here in OVW, chumps. They make us follow the rules.
~Perez fixes his jacket

Perez:
So if any of you older, broken down suckas think you’re gonna waltz in here and wipe the floor with us, I don’t think any of you can last with any of us under a time limit. We got youth on our side. We got power on our side. But most of all, we have…me. And I dare any of you to step to Eric Perez. I’ll just whip yo’ ass…
~Perez slips his shades over his eyes

Perez:
…wit’ some class.
~Perez lets out a ‘classy’ smile before chuckling to himself and having it evolve into a big, rich man belly laugh as we fade away…



...and a very scantly preview to get you ready!


April 9th, 2008

Davis Arena – Louisville, Kentucky

“We Don’t Need No Intermission”


The first ever professional wrestling Offseason is about to kick off in a huge, huge way! Online Oblivion is airing LIVE from the Davis Arena in Louisville, Kentucky, AOW will present non-stop action, even in the armistice months!

Why is this first ever edition so huge? Simple – because NEW AOW World Heavyweight Champion Christian Cage is in the building! Here to make his first statements since winning the AOW World title at The Outer Limits, what could be on the new champion’s mind? Christian Cage makes an address to the entire locker room with the entire Offseason roster at ringside.

But that’s not all! The only announced match thus far on this inaugural Online Oblivion card is a HUGE match to determine the new #1 contender for the AOW World Heavyweight Championship! It’s been said to involve not only the AOW roster invites, but the OVW roster members as well! What match could this be and how much bigger can it get?

Strap into your office chair and pull up your underwear, folks, because you’re not gonna find a better show than this on the Internet for free, Make sure to log onto aohdubya.com at 8/7 c for the best hour-long wrestling show since, well, Oblivion used to be sixty minutes!


.:Confirmed for Online Oblivion:.

*NEW* AOW World Heavyweight Champion Christian Cage addresses the locker room

PLUS…

~Match to determine the FIRST EVER #1 Contender to Christian’s AOW World Heavyweight Championship~
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*Including AOW and OVW roster invites*


Will try to spread more love soon and hopefully get the show up in the not-too-distant future. Also, I hope you join me in wishing this thread a happy two year anniversary :
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I call copyright on the "Online Oblivion" name
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Has it been two years already? Wow, I feel old.
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Tinkered with the format a little bit to make it feel 'different'. Any notes on if it works would be tops. Also, I always intended it to be a little more 'recap' style, but seeing how this is the first show, I'll let it roll here and see if I can shorten it form here on out.

Enjoy. Hope it doesn't burn your eyes.







April 9th, 2008

Davis Arena – Louisville, Kentucky

“We Don’t Need No Intermission”



*“Victim” by Eighteen Visions Package*

Fast forwarded footage of the normal OVW video package

So gimmie one

Eric Perez hits the La Critical

Good reason I should be forgiving you

Drew Galloway cranks back with the Scot Shock DDT

When I don’t care anyway

Johnny Jeter hits an Asai moonsault

So gimmie two

Brodus Murdoch roars while bursting through the curtain

Good reasons I should be forgiving you

Tarver cracks a Kill Shot

When I’m the victim today!

4D hits the impressive 4D Crush

And I feel like I’m the victim…

Perez raises the OVW title high…

…but the package suddenly distorts, the song sound like someone is screwing the needle off the record and melting it. The footage starts to dissipate, but is quickly replaced with footage more familiar to us…

Fight!

SWEET CHIN MUSIC!!

Fight!

WARRIOR’S WAY!!!

Fight!

MUSCLE BUSTER!!!

Fight!

SPEAR THROUGH THE TABLE!!

Fight!

619!!!

Fight!

UNPRETTIER!!

Fight!

GTS!!

Fight!

FIVE STAR FROG SPLASH!!!

*Final cymbal crash*

The new image of Christian hoisting the AOW Championship over his head from The Outer Limits


***

Following that explosive package, the Davis Arena starts a’rockin’ more than it ever has, as the place with a capacity for just under 3,000 is nearly filled to the brim and almost evoking images of the Hammerstein Ballroom several states away. Nonetheless, rabid fans are running amok and we get a momentary look at the new branch of fans in the middle of the country before we actually pan over to the ring area, where an entire horde of men (and a few chicks) are surrounding the ring. Many of them are familiar faces – Paul London, Low Ki, Tyler Black among others can be spotted in the crowd. But many of the other ones are unfamiliar to the average audience, but are OVW mainstays – among others are Alex Riley, Drew Galloway, and even Eric Perez with his OVW Heavyweight Championship slung over a shoulder.

The ringside area may be filled, but that doesn’t stop the stage area from creating some noise. The relatively small area is merely a walkway, not even so much as a ramp like we’re used to on Oblivion. The announce booth is set up just to the side of the walkway, but we can’t see who is commentating at the moment because the camera is focused on the black curtain at the top of the walkway. The crowd suddenly lets out a cheer as “JUST CLOSE YOUR EYES” booms across the threshold, welcoming the arrival of AOW’s NEW World Heavyweight Champion, Christian Cage. Cage looks much more relaxed than we’re used to seeing him, the gold and leather strapped around his waist. He even extends his arms and does a nice turnaround to show us the gold and his confidence to a wild pop. Cage almost looks like his normal self, a smirk on his face as he walks to the ring. Many of the wrestlers surrounding the ring are actually applauding him, parting for him to slide under the bottom rope and into the ring.

It’s at this moment that our “mystery” announce booth is finally seen and heard, as pan over to see some familiar, yet unfamiliar, faces…


Steve Romero:
Welcome one and all to the beginning of the Art of War Wrestling Offseason!! I’m Steve Romero here alongside my broadcast partner Mike “The Miz” Mizanin and we’ll be calling the action all Offseason long, but for right now, you gotta give a huge hand to our NEW AOW World Heavyweight Champion, Christian Cage.

Miz:
I don’t have to, but I will. Cage won that title a little under a month ago from a guy who everyone thought was unbeatable until he was pinned in the middle of the ring by this guy at The Outer Limits. He made a believer out of me, I’ll say that.

Steve Romero:
That’s nice of you to say, Miz. I kind of figured you’d be the kind of guy who wouldn’t acknowledge something like that.

Miz:
Hey. Don’t get sappy with me, alright? I gotta be here with you for two whole months when everyone else is supposed to get time off.

Steve Romero:
Looking forward to spending time with you too, Mike buddy.

Miz:
Did you just call me ‘buddy’? Look here – I am NOT your buddy now or anytime –

Steve Romero:
Sorry to cut you off from listening to yourself talk there, Miz, but I believe our brand new AOW Champion has a microphone and is ready to address this assembly of competitors surrounding the ring.


Indeed, back in the ring Christian has a microphone in hand and is staring around him at all the faces in the mob around the ring. The crowd remains stirring, however, and continues their ovation for their new world champion. Cage takes it all in for a few more moments, the Davis Arena with a chorus of “CHRIST – IAN!! CHRIST – TIAN!” Cage is noticeably taken aback by the generous reaction and nods to the crowd before finally raising the microphone to his lips.

Christian:
Eight months ago I would’ve killed to have you people in an arena chanting my name. Six months ago, I would’ve killed to have you people listen to me.

~Cage gets a tad somber

Christian
:
But that’s all in the past. Because I finally have my hands on this.

~Cage unstraps the belt from around his waist and throws it up to a huge roar of approval from Louisville and even a around from ringside

Christian
:
For all these months, I’ve been a man obsessed, a man alone. A man on a mission. An impossible mission. I resented you people because I thought you resented me. You turned against me when I needed you. So I turned against you when you needed me. But I never lost sight of the mission.

~In a spot where he once would’ve had an intense gaze, the new champ simply throws his title over a shoulder and develops a smirk

Christian
:
I did everything in my power, even some things out of it, to make sure this company didn’t succumb to the cancer. I saved AOW. And then you people saved me.

~Another huge pop, Cage now finally shedding his old skin

Christian
:
I got to The Outer Limits because of my own power and because of the voice of you people. The only thing left to do was actually win this. To take down that false god. So let it be known that I appreciate what you have all done for me. But saving AOW was for you. Winning my first World title and saving myself…that was for me.

~The crowd finds this very reasonable, as they applaud heavily as Christian lowers the microphone just a bit and takes that in

Christian
:
But that’s enough of the obligatory address. I don’t wanna talk about me. I’ve done enough of that for several months now. What I wanna do is talk about you. Not you, Louisville, although I appreciate you welcoming AOW with open arms. I mean every single one of you surrounding this ring.

~Cage spins around and points to the sweaty men in spandex around him

Christian
:
I worked my ass off for thirteen years to get this. I never backed down. I always gave it everything I had. I was hungry my entire life. And now that I’ve reached the top, I’m gonna be honest, looking at all of you guys around the ring right now, I’m actually kinda scared.

~Christian chuckles a little bit, somewhat nervously to a smile

Christian
:
Not intimidated. No no, I’m the AOW World Champion. I can’t afford to do that. It’s just for the first time in my career, I’m the guy on top of the mountain. And now, I finally get to look down and see the same hungry look I’ve had in my eyes my entire career…raging in all of your eyes.

~The camera does give us a pan shot of many of those hopeful blazes in the eyes of the competitors

Christian
:
So whether you’re an OVW prospect trying to hone your skills trying to make it to the big show, an AOW guy in his rookie year, or whether you’re a veteran who wants the same thing I wanted, I can at least tell all of you that you look like you just want to tear into me right now. And I couldn’t be happier about that.

~A pop for Cage’s honesty

Christian
:
It means that to me, getting this title was only the beginning. Now I have a new mission. And that’s keep this right here.

~The crowd pops as he points to his title

Christian
:
It isn’t gonna be easy. I know that because I know a lot about quite a few of you – OVW and AOW alike. I know CM Punk. I know Bryan Danielson. I know Mercs Inc. I know Jamie Noble. I know the Sons of the Dungeon. I know Brodus Murdoch. I know Tyler Black. I know Drew Galloway. I know Eric Perez. I even know Chris Hero, who’s making his OVW debut right here tonight.

~The crowd gives a small pop for every name on that list as Christian points to them (except Perez and the Mercs), but it all builds up to a big pop for Hero, whom the camera catches at ringside

Christian:
I’ve seen and like what you’ve done, dude. But I like even more where you’re goin’. Welcome to the big leagues.

~Cage actually goes over and reaches through the middle ropes shakes the hand of young Chris Hero to another solid ovation. A minor “HE-RO!” chant picks up for a moment while Christian strolls back to the center ring

Christian
:
This is supposed to be ‘The Offseason’, a time for taking things easy and laying back. But low and behold, all of you that I named and even the ones I didn’t – you’re all here because you eat, sleep, and breathe this business. Because stepping away from this ring would be a kind of hell you don’t want to suffer. Because you will work to the bone to perfect your craft.

~A huge pop for Christian’s put over of the entire roster

Christian
:
Titles will be put on the line here. Names will be made. Prospects will be put on watch. This is pro wrestling. In the end, there are no off days. So hows about we kick off the Offseason right?

~The crowd cheers for this proposal

Christian
:
I hope all of you are ready. And I do mean all of you. Because I had a talk with OVW Commissioner Al Snow before the show. And he left it all in my hands tonight. He said it was up to me to make the matches. I told him there’s only one match I want. And that’s one to determine who is first in line for this in two weeks time.

~Cage again holds up the AOW title to a solid pop

Christian
:
And I decided to give all of you a shot. Tonight, we’re not gonna have a Lucky 13 Battle. And we’re not gonna have a Battle Royal. No, I want everyone on a mission. I want everyone getting their hands dirty. So how does the first ever Lucky 28 Battle sound to everyone?

~The Davis Arena EXPLODES, as it seems like AOW is already pushing on the Lucky 13 idea

Christian
:
What about all you guys around the ring. Are you all ready for that mission?

~The wrestlers all hit back with a resounding “YES!”

Christian
:
I can’t hear you hungry bastards – WHO. IS ON. A MISSION?

~The mob again roars and a few of them damn near jump the ring while the crowd supports this action

Christian
:
Then let’s get to it. The final four men in the ring makes it a free for all. Oh, and if Paul Heyman calls me up and gets pissed that I’m doin’ this, I want all of you to deliver a message to him. Just tell him that when it comes to a revitalized man, his new AOW World Heavyweight Champion…that this is how he rolls.

~Cage gets a HUGE pop as he walks on through the ropes and on through the aisle, many men already stepping into the ring

Steve Romero:
What an incredible announcement from Captain Charisma himself! He’s throwing every single person in the Offseason in the ring at the same time to see who is ‘hungriest’ I suppose, in his eyes for his AOW Championship!

Miz:
Wait, why wasn’t I invited into the Battle? I could be a world champ, y’know!

Steve Romero:
That’d be quite awful, but on the other side of this quick advertisement, we’ll have our first ever Lucky 28 Battle…if you can call that lucky. But the winner will receive the first shot at Christian Cage’s…wait, where’s Aaron Sandow going?


Right on that attention cue, the camera cuts to the ring of the men pouring in, but one man pours out and garners some buzz that turns into heat when he waves the whole thing off. This bearded man is none other than Aaron Sandow, who tries to silence the crowd by repeatedly shutting his fingers in an ‘o’ form like a conductor finishing his symphony. Sandow walks on by the announce booth set up beside the aisle on his way out

Steve Romero:
Hey, Aaron, where are you going? There’s a big match for the AOW World title going on down there!

Miz:
This is Aaron “Your Idol” Sandow, Steve. I think this man knows what he’s doing.

~Before Romero can respond again, we see that Romero had indeed gotten Sandow’s attention. Aaron walks over and snatches the headset off of Romero and speaks into it

Sandow:
I would just like everyone at home to know that I, Aaron “Your Idol” Sandow, will not be competing in this completely barbaric contest set up by a man who is clearly devoid of intelligence. I am choosing to walk away because this car crash of an experiment is beneath me. I am not a hungry animal. Good day. I have a Mensa meeting to attend.

~Sandow throws the headset off back at Romero before continuing to the back, stroking his big smart beard

Miz:
Well…you heard it here, I guess, Aaron Sandow walking out on his own terms. But when we come back, the whole Offseason roster tears each other’s heads off! The winner faces Christian on the 23rd!


**COMMERCIAL BREAK**

(Yes, because even Internet shows have them)


MAIN EVENT
Lucky 13 28 27 Battle
Dynasty Champion CM Punk v. Cruiserweight Champion Bryan Danielson v. World Tag Team Champion Harry Smith v. World Tag Team Champion TJ Wilson v. OVW Heavyweight Champion Eric Perez v. Aero Star v. Brian Kendrick v. Paul London v. Charlie Haas v. Low Ki v. Jack Evans v. Jamie Noble v. Ken Doane v. Kofi Kingston v. Matt Sydal v. Tyler Black v. Brent Albright (w/Mercenaries, Inc.) v. Tyson Tarver v. Alex Riley v. Chris Hero v. Justin Gabriel v. Steve Lewington v. Johnny Jeter v. Mike Kruel v. Brodus Murdoch v. Dew Galloway v. Jay Bradley


The massive swarm of bodies start pairing off, but no outside of arms flailing and fists flying, no one is quite certain who is where. The camera angle reveals that some of the tag teams are having early success, pairing with one another and going after opponents they wouldn’t take themselves. One of the first things seen is the OVW Champion getting triple teamed by both members of the Hooliganz and his long-time rival, Brodus Murdoch. Over along the other side of the ring in a corner, the “Mad Scot” Galloway is firing knees at a cornered Ken Doane, but he’s soon torn away and torn into by Jamie Noble. The Varsity Squad is making work of Charlie Haas, while CM Punk and Chris Hero go to work fending off Low Jack. Sydal and Kingston fend off Brent Albright, who looks like he’s the first elimination, but instead slides under the bottom rope. Jay Bradley ambushes Bryan Danielson to start taking it to him. The AOW Tag Champions knock down Tyson Tarver before being greeted by 4D and Tyler Black.

Arms and legs are flailing everywhere, someone trying to make an opening and chunk someone over the top rope. One of the first men to be tossed over is Johnny Jeter by Charlie Haas, but Coach Kruel saves him while Riley takes Haas down himself. Lots of movement around the ring, but Bryan Danielson makes Jay Bradley pay for his ambush by keeping his newfound anger and blasting him with a flurry of offense and leads him up to the ropes, leading a roundhouse…that knocks Bradley over the rope and to the floor!!

ELIMINAITION #1: Jay Bradley at (1:04)

Danielson doesn’t have so much as a moment before he’s ambushed from behind once again by two members of the Varsity Squad. There’s arms and fists flying everywhere once again, the ward not stopping just because there’s one casualty. It seems as through some of the guys get smart and try and tackle Brodus Murdoch when he’s leaning on the ropes, both 4D and the Sons of the Dungeon trying to throw the super heavyweight off. But Murdoch shows his worth and shoves them all away back into the masses.

The ring is in a state of violent flux with men turning their backs to see new opponents, running into friends, breaking fists across new enemies, and mostly just trying to get themselves some space in the overstuffed ring. Brent Albright still has not reentered the fray, opting instead to stay outside and converse with William Regal and Paul Burchill. The sneaky Trios Tournament Champions observe from afar, but everyone else is trying to rip one another’s heads off and throw it over the top rope. It takes another few minutes of mass bashing, but Eric Perez flashes his ‘class’ and represents OVW well by tossing Jack Evans over the top rope to the floor

ELIMINATION #2: Jack Evans at (3:30)

Low Ki is now left alone, but the second Evans’ feet hit the floor, ‘The Warrior’ throws his entire body towards Perez, knocking him up against the ropes. Ki then unleashes a flurry of offense, driven by the anger of his partner being thrown out. As that goes on, CM Punk tries to bring the fight to Drew Galloway, but he’s more than up to the task. Danielson now is at the complete mercy of the Varsity Squad before being helped by Kingston and Sydal, 4D have targeted Chris Hero, big Brodus Murdoch is making mince out of Aero Star, and the Hooliganz are trying to suppress the odd duo of Jamie Noble and Tyson Tarver. In another corner, both members of the SoD knock away Ken Doane, who follows in Albright’s footsteps and slides under the bottom to the floor. This leaves Charlie Haas to go face both of them alone, but surprisingly, fares very well, alternating offense from one Son to the next.

More merry-go-round punishment ensues as men constantly change battle positions and dance partners, but Low Ki will not leave Eric Perez alone. Ki tries to toss Perez up and over the rope, but Perez cracks Ki in the skull with a massive big boot. This downs Ki for a bit, but not before several competitors getting fed up with the Varsity Squad. Groups of them break the team of three apart before Kofi Kingston and Matt Sydal take Johnny Jeter…and send him flying so high over the rope, he hits a flip on the way down!!

ELIMINATION #3: Johnny Jeter at (5:01)

Not too far from them, it’s CM Punk and Tyler Black who take Coach Kruel by the head and soon fling him over the top rope and to the floor!

ELIMINATION #4: Mike Kruel at (5:04)

Neither Punk nor Black can rest on that laurel for any amount of time, as Jamie Noble and Chris Hero assault both men, Hero almost managing to completely blindside Punk and toss him out of the ring, but Punk manages to hold onto the ropes and stay in things. Alex Riley, the third member of the Varsity Squad, has his hands full with Murdoch and Haas, but a sudden blow to Haas from Tyson Tarver gives Riley a fighting chance away from his teammates.

London and Kendrick are soon introduced to the only guy in the match more loony than they are in Drew Galloway, the big Scotsman able to take on both of them at once. Team 4D are forced to split after being pulled aside by Noble and Bryan Danielson, while the OVW Champion Perez gets a hard shoulder to the gut from Harry Smith. TJ Wilson and Aero Star, a very nice cruiserweight duel, kicks up around one of the corners. Brent Albright and Ken Doane are still pulling classical heel tactics, although Albright is less obvious and still talking things over with his fellow hitmen. Meanwhile, Doane is being completely obvious by sitting right up against the ring apron, practically invisible from anyone in the ring.

But a moment comes to somewhat spotlight Doane as Tarver gets a hold of Matt Sydal and looks to toss out his first man…but Sydal holds onto the top rope and avoids taking a huge tumble, nimbly landing on the apron. Unfortunately, he’s positioned right above Doane, who gets up and snatches Sydal’s leg and slings it, causing Sydal to fall face-first into the ring lip and onto the floor!

ELIMINATION #5: Matt Sydal at (6:01)

This out-in-the-open shark attack gets a great deal of heat from the Davis Arena. So much so that Brodus Murdoch peers over to see Doane trying to scurry back to his invisible spot…only to reach one of his massive hands down and pull Doane up by the head with one hand back onto the apron…and then flips him right onto his spine, back into the ring!! The sneaky Doane is right back in this match, tending to his spine. He springs up and has to go right back face to face with the mammoth suplex machine, the crowd actually getting a pop as Doane damn near wets himself. Murdoch then takes Doane and flings him right over the rope, but Doane hangs on and lands on the apron, much to the crowd’s displeasure. But no sooner does he gather himself safely does Matt Sydal burst back into the frame…and he throws Doane’s legs from underneath him, forcing Doane to eat apron and fall to the floor!

ELMINATION #6: Ken Doane at (6:49)

A revenge elimination there that gets the arena pumped again, the ring now starting to dwindle down into possibly manageable numbers. Lots of cruiserweights and lightweights are getting into each other, but Low Ki has recovered and has since gone right back at Eric Perez. He gets taken away by Alex Riley, however, sparking a fight between those two. Speaking of sparking a fight, the crowd starts buzzing immensely and a look outside the ring shows why – Ken Doane has recovered and he and Sydal are having to be restrained by officials and ordered to get to the back! These two want in at each other!

They don’t get much more from one another, but there’s enough action in the ring to subside. Punk has a very brief meeting with Bryan Danielson, getting a forearm smash for his troubles before backing into a fight with Tarver. Tyler Black and Murdoch are going at it, while Chris Hero takes it to Eric Perez before ‘The Classiest Man in Puerto Rico’ turns the tables and sends Hero into a corner, choking him relentlessly with a boot. Aero Star, with not enough room to perform most of his offense, opts instead to momentarily team up with the Lewington and Gabriel and try and take on Bryan Danielson and Low Ki. TJ Wilson is exchanging blows with Tyler Black before Harry Smith blows the party, chunking Black over the rope…but Black hangs on!

Another near elimination there, but a few surprises emerge – Alex Riley is still around and on the verge of eliminating Jamie Noble…but the former ROH Champion manages to nail Riley with a pair of well-placed punches to get himself some room and back into the ring. The other surprise is that no one STILL has really noticed Brent Albright outside the ring, just taking one big breather from it all. If they have noticed, they certainly haven’t been able to do anything about it.

Back in the ring, Kofi Kingston seems to be gaining a head of steam when he goes toe-to-toe with Charlie Haas. Kingston gets himself some room and leaps up to clock Haas with a big clothesline, the crowd starting to get energized from the Man With No Land. Kingston backpedals and rebounds off the ropes before shifting his shoulders…BOOM DROP!! Kofi is the man who is the center of attention now, but before he can do anything else, his dreaded head is grabbed from behind by Tyler Black and LAUNCHED TOWARDS THE ROPES, SENDING HIM OVER…but Kingston barely holds on!! He’s completely stretched out and dangling, feet mere inches from the floor…but the skins the cat right back into it…only to have Tyler Black still be right there! These two know each other well by this point, Black knowing Kingston’s resiliency and kicks Kingston in the gut to make him lose his grip…but to no avail! It knocks Kingston back over, but he has enough in him to curl right back up by skinning the cat and grapples Black in a headscissors…AND TAKES HIM OVER THE TOP ROPE…NO!! Black’s sheer athleticism holds onto Kingston’s body and wraps his legs around a top rope, just barely keeping him in things!

With those two in a tangled mess on the apron and trying to undo their crazy knot, Charlie Haas has since recovered and is locking horns with CM Punk. Haas gains the upper hand and even flattens Punk with a clothesline. Elsewhere in a corner, Drew Galloway has Bryan Danielson cornered and is delivering a furious array of right hands before backing away…AND CRACKING HIM IN THE JAW WITH A NICE SUPERKICK!! A surprise smack in a midst of the chaos gets the crowd’s attention to be looking that way, Galloway letting out a mad primal scream to the crowd’s approval.

Meanwhile on a more spacious portion of the ring, London and Kendrick are locked in an interesting duel with the equally nimble 4D, both members of the Hooliganz hanging on the apron. Steve and Justin go for the huge eliminations, but instead eat a pair of elbows from the veterans. Both men dizzied, London springs back into the ring and stops suddenly in their face, startling them. Kendrick springboards off the rope…AND NAILS A DOUBLE FRONT DROPKICK!! Both Gabriel and Lewington go down on the incredibly unorthodoxed combo there from the Hooliganz, but they’re not done. London takes this moment to go against all sensible battle royal logic and head to the top rope, perhaps to make more of a statement…but Lewington springs to life as Justin Gabriel is in Kendrick’s clutches. Steve almost knocks London off his high perch and to the floor, but to no avail, the two duking it out in incredibly high-risk territory instead. The two athletes continue to duel until Kendrick knocks away Justin quickly before helping his partner…by pushing Lewington all the way off the top rope and to the floor!!

ELMINATION #7: Steve Lewington at (12:29)

But no sooner than that partner is eliminated that the other, Gabriel, rushes back to his feet and knocks Kendrick in the back, pushing him forward and forcing him against the top rope…STRADDLING PAUL LONDON UP TOP!! The whole crowd shares in London’s grimace, Kendrick forced on all fours from his attack. As Gabriel has to slump away, his wounds now barking, Tyson Tarver suddenly enters the frame and pushes off of the all-fours Kendrick…AND DELIVERS A MASSIVE STEP-UP CLUBBING CLOTHESLINE TO LONDON, KNOCKING HIM OFF THE TOP AND TO THE FLOOR!!

ELIMINAION #8: Paul London at (12:40)

An incredible athletic display from the thus-far stoic Tarver, but unlike the Shelton Benjamins of the world, Tarver doesn’t land on his feet and on the top rope, instead having to stumble and lean against the ropes. This obviously vexes Kendrick, who begins an assault by wailing on The Most Dangerous Man in OVW’s spine. Tarver takes his blows, Kendrick now backing several steps away to deliver the killing blow…BUT TARVER LIFTS HIM UP OVER HIS HEAD AND HE FALLS ALL THE WAY TO THE OUTSIDE!!!

ELIMINATION #9: Brian Kendrick at (12:48)

Tyson Tarver eliminates both members of an established tag team!! The crowd buzzes big for that, but Tarver also garners a great deal of heat. Meanwhile, with the ring’s numbers now dwindling below twenty there’s a little bit more room to move around and see people. Tarver himself gets sucked into a duel with Gabriel, while a look around the ring reveals several people trying to stop themselves from going over – Black and Kingston have regained themselves, Ki is hanging on for dear life at the might of Perez, Drew Galloway is trying to stay in on Alex Riley, and Punk just narrowly avoids being flung over by Murdoch. The combo of Danielson and Aero Star are fending off the AOW Tag Champs, while Chris Hero and Jamie Noble get to it in a corner.

It’s when Hero gets to a perch for perhaps a 10 punch that he notices Mercenaries, Inc. are all outside the ring and that Albright hasn’t officially been eliminated. Hero climbs off of Noble, forcing the veteran to fall to the canvas. Hero actually approaches the recovered CM Punk and points towards the outside. The two longtime friends then seem to nod in agreement before Punk takes Danielson by the shoulder and points out as well. This sort of leaves Aero Star to the wolves, but Danielson, Punk, and Hero all slip under the bottom rope and approach the Mercenaries club meeting. Punk gets in their faces and screams at Albright to get in the ring. Albright just says ‘what’re you gonna do if I don’t’. A beat moment is ended when Punk, Danielson, and Hero all SPARK A BRAWL WITH MERCENAERIES INC.!! WE’VE GOT A SIX MAN BRAWL ON THE OUTSIDE!!

Punk takes Albright, Danielson takes Regal, and the newly-signed Hero takes on Burchill. The former Ring of Honor trio takes the fight right to the Trios Tournament Champions, but the brawlers they oppose give a fight right back. All six men are spilling out everywhere, even more fists flying all over the place than they were in the ring several minutes ago. More officials have to go out and try and at least restore some sort of order. Bodies are still flying and falling in the ring, but the focus is clearly on the outside. It takes Punk bouncing Albright’s head off the ring lip to finally slide him under the ring and into the match. With the other two fights getting separated, Danielson and Hero are allowed to get back into the ring and back to business, albeit incredibly adrenaline fueled now. Punk still hasn’t stepped back into the ring, instead waiting on the apron for Albright to get back up. Punk leaps up…SPRINGBOARD CLOTHESLINE!! AN EXPLOSIVE ENTRANCE FROM PUNK!!!

The Dynasty Champion formally introduces Albright to the battle roughly fifteen minutes in. But as soon as he strikes Albright down, Punk is suddenly bullrushed by a running elbow from Galloway. The Mad Scot is then approached by Justin Gabriel, who promptly gets a hard knock to the head and an Irish whip into a corner for his troubles. Jamie Noble attempts the same thing, but he is whipped into the opposite corner. Galloway lets out a roar as Davis arena delivers a huge pop, Galloway charging at Noble and SANDWICHING HIM BETWEEN BODY AND POST!! Galloway wastes no time getting out of that corner and CRUSHING GABRIEL THE SAME WAY!! He steps right back out again to catch the now groggy Noble…pops his hips…SNAP OVERHEAD BELLY TO BELLY TOSS!! Noble is grounded and rolling around, Galloway all kinds of pumped up now! The crowd cheers along with their favorite savage Scot as he now takes Justin Gabriel with a double underhook….SCOT SHOCK!! THE SNAP DOUBLE UNDERHOOK DDT CONNECTS!! A big pop for the first finishing move to make a big appearance in the match, as Galloway takes the limp body of Gabriel and slings it effortlessly over the top rope.

ELIMINATION #10: Justin Gabriel at (16:11)

That leaves only both members of the Sons of the Dungeon as the definite alliance in this match. It’s really boiling down, and Galloway is the guy with the entire crowd on his side, the prospect playing to the crowd for a moment…but ERIC PEREZ GETS HIM FROM BEHIND AND DUMPS HIM OVER THE ROPES TO THE FLOOR!!

ELIMINATION #11: Drew Galloway at (16:15)

The OVW Champion eliminates competition in a dastardly underhanded way!! Perez rests for a moment and takes in his heat. Elsewhere around the ring, Tarver and Tyler Black are getting into it, while Hero is accompanying Punk in resuming punishment to Brent Albright. Alex Riley BEHEADS TJ WILSON WITH A CLOTHESLINE, but his tag team partner is there to return the favor right to Riley. Tyler Black has Charlie Haas stuck in a corner, while near the body of Jamie Noble, Aero Star and Bryan Danielson try to go with Brodus Murdoch. Kofi Kingston misses one of his big, leaping clotheslines on Low Ki, falling to a knee. This allows Ki to roll forward and CRACK KINGSTON IN THE JAW WITH THE ROLLING KIPPOU!!

Ki rolls right back to his feet after the move, looking up to see Eric Perez trying to take a breather. Like a heat seeking missile that’s rediscovered its target, Ki rushes at the man who eliminated his partner and forces him up against the ropes, delivering a massive flurry of chops, elbows, and kicks!! Ki is like a feral animal here, but he takes a step back to perhaps deliver an elimination blow…but Perez catches his arm…wraps his arms in a full nelson…FULL NELSON SLAM!! Ki’s momentum is struck down, leaving him to try and get up using the ropes. Perez has the pest in his sights, now charging at Ki WITH A BIG CLOTHESLINE…BUT KI LOWERS THE TOP ROPE!! PEREZ TUMBLES…BUT HOLDS ON!! Perez remains on the apron somehow, but the second he gets vertical, Ki uses his grip on the top rope to nail a ROPE-AIDED SWINGING ROUNDHOUSE…BUT PEREZ DOESN’T FALL AGAIN!! Perez is zombie-like at this point, hanging on with perhaps no knowledge of what’s really going on. Ki doesn’t give up, instead opting to swing back one last time and nailing a PERFECTLY AIMED ROUNDEHOUSE TO THE SKULL…THAT KNOCKS PEREZ OFF THE APRON TO THE FLOOR!!

ELMINATION #12: Eric Perez at (18:20)

LOW KI HAS HIS REVENGE!!! It took forever, but he finally eliminated the OVW Champion! Davis arena lets out a huge pop for Low Ki’s long-sought vengeance for his friend and tag partner. Ki is soon knocked down, however, by a sharp Alex Riley boot. Riley is then attacked by Aero Star, but the much larger Riley drives a knee right into the gut of the cruiserweight before taking him by the head and trying to CHUNK HIM CLEAN OVER THE ROPES…BUT AERO HOLDS ON!! The lucha prospect regains his footing on the apron, but as he gets vertical, the Varsity Villain rushes with great momentum and SHOVES AERO OFF APRON…STAR GOES FLYING…OVER THE GUARD RAIL…INTO THE CROWD...AND LANDS ON A FAN’S EMPTY SEAT!! Neither one of Aero Star’s feet are touching the floor!!

Star is inexplicably saved by an empty front row seat! Star’s sheer athleticism also grants him the balance to stand up on the seat and not have his feet touch the floor. The crowd is roaring at this outstanding display by the luchador, but Star has no direct way to get back to the ring…or does he? Right in front of him just beyond the guard rail is a still recovering Eric Perez. Perez is shaking the cobwebs out after being introduced to Low Ki’s feet, trying to recover on all fours. Aero Star turns around and sees this, leaps clean back over the guard rail….AND ONTO PEREZ’S BACK!! He’s only there momentarily, as he leaps from Perez’s back RIGHT THROUGH THE MIDDLE ROPE AND INTO THE RING!

Davis Arena is losing their shit for that incredible save! The spectacular lucha prospect has little time to revel in his accomplishment, however, even as Riley stares at him in disbelief. Star rushes at the stunned Varsity Villain and throws him a loop with a spinning headscissors takedown that shoots Riley right towards Charlie Haas, who lowers the top rope behind him…AND SENDS RILEY OVER AND TO THE FLOOR!!

ELIMINATION #13: Alex Riley at (20:12)

Some unorthodoxed teamwork by the unlikely duo of Aero Star and Charlie Haas, but neither one of them get to sit in glory for any length of time because Tyson Tarver comes in and blasts Aero Star with a killer right hook before taking Haas and CHUNKING HIM OVER THE TOP ROPE…BUT HAAS HANGS ON! The former tag champ shows his new resolve by saving himself, Tarver turning around and not noticing. He moves right into his next fight, which appears to be peeling Bryan Danielson away from his duel with Harry Smith and trying to wear down the Cruiserweight Champion. But Danielson doesn’t much care for interruptions, taking Tarver’s arm…forcing him to the floor…AND TWISTING HIM INTO THE LEBELL LOCK!!

Danielson’s got Tarver in the grueling submission hold with the crowd popping huge, even if submissions don’t mean a thing at this point in the match. AmDrag just wants to hurt this kid, but as he cranks back to make the move even harder, he’s suddenly stopped when the boots of Brent Albright dig hard into his ribs, forcing him to release his hold.

Albright continues his onslaught and forces Danielson in a corner. Meanwhile, AmDrag’s former fight with Smith is taken up by Tyler Black. The pair of rookies exchange blows before Smith drives Black right into a corner and begins pummeling his midsection with hard shoulder strikes. He then takes Black and hoists him onto the top rope, perhaps looking for a huge blow here as opposed to perhaps an elimination. Rookie mistake? Time will tell, as Smith sets Black up in perfect position for a SUPERPLEX…NO!! Black fires back, delivering several blows to Smith’s midsection to stunt the move, only for Smith to headbutt Black to soften him up. He goes for ANOTHER SUPERPLEX ATTEMPT…but Black again fights back, this time with a hard elbow to the side of the head and a headbutt of his own before pulling Smith forward…AND WATCHING HIM FALL FROM THE TOP ALL THE WAY DOWN TO THE FLOOR!!

ELIMINATION #14: Harry Smith at (22:40)

One half of the tag champs is gone!! Black gets a good round of heat for that, as he sits to catch a breather on the top rope. Suddenly, a pink-and-black blur flies up, as TJ Wilson KIPS UP USING THE ROPES…AND NAILS BLACK WITH AN ENZEGUIRI!! A LEAP-UP ENZEGUIRI…THAT SENDS BLACK FROM THE TOP TO THE FLOOR!!

ELIMINATION #15: Tyler Black at (22:43)

Black pounds the padding on the outside, pissed to all hell he let his guard down like that. Wilson doesn’t take as long to avenge his partner, but as Wilson takes a peek outside the ring to glare at Black and then turn back around, he’s suddenly greeted by a NASTY CLOTHESLINE FROM BRYAN DANIELSON…THAT TAKES WILSON TUMBLING OVER THE ROPES!!

ELIMINATION #16: TJ Wilson at (22:50)

The Cruiserweight Champion makes good on his promise to take all of his potential challengers seriously!! A bit of a mixed reaction for AmDrag on that move, Danielson having to pause for a moment to perhaps take in what he’s just done. But before he can process it completely, it’s now Danielson who is STRUCK IN THE HEAD WITH A ROLLING ELBOW AND DUMPED TO THE FLOOR BY…CHRIS HERO!!!

ELIMINATION #17: Bryan Danielson at (22:56)

What in the hell?!? Hero knocks out of the men he’s cited as his best friends; the Cruiserweight Champion no less!! In the blink of an eye, 80% of the champions in this match are eliminated – this one the most shocking of all! Hero stares down at a completely dumbfounded Danielson, shrugging his shoulders and says ‘it’s wrestling, bro.” It’s Hero’s turn to eat a mixed reaction as he turns back to the action…only to be HOISTED RIGHT ON CM PUNK’S SHOULDERS…GO TO SLEEP!! GTS!! THE GTS CONNECTS!! Hero is literally dead on his feet, with CM Punk chunking him right over the ropes!

ELIMINATION #18: Chris Hero at (23:04)

Punk actually gets a big pop from this as Hero goes tumbling all the way down, Punk now showing one of his best friends that this is ‘wrestling, bro’. Punk slicks back his hair for added flair, flashing his signature smartass smile…BUT HE’S CAUGHT FROM BEHIND BY BRENT ALBRIGHT…WHO SLINGS PUNK OVER THE ROPES AND TO THE FLOOR!!!

ELIMINATION #19: CM Punk at (23:10)

And just like that, there are no more champions in this match!! Albright gets the most heat from anyone else in this sequence, as he takes down the man who brought it to him earlier in the match, and the Dynasty Champion at that! Punk looks livid beyond all imaginable belief on the outside, but Albright’s classic heel, analytic approach does him well here, getting him a shit-eating grin that Regal and Burchill would just love. But the crowd is buzzing all the more when Albright turns around now to face Jamie Noble…WHO SUPERKICKS ALBRIGHT RIGHT OVER THE ROPES TO THE FLOOR!!

ELIMINATION #20: Brent Albright at (23:20)

Holy hell! Will this revolving door of huge eliminations ever end?? In a span of almost a minute, the list of the fallen includes four champions, two highly touted rookies, and a Trios Tourney winner!! This is unbelievable and the crowd cannot stop buzzing at this huge development. The men in the ring have now been cut in half! Many of the biggest names have been knocked out and Jamie Noble, of all people, can say he toppled the last of them. Noble quickly turns his head back around to the ring to see if anyone’s behind him, only to have Charlie Haas jump him and the two spark a back and forth.

With seven eliminations in the past fifty seconds, the field has shrunken drastically. The men remaining aren’t anything to sneeze at, however – Jamie Noble, Charlie Haas, Aero Star, Tyson Tarver, Low Ki, Kofi Kingston, and big bad Brodus Murdoch. Tarver and Low Ki duke it out in a corner while Star and Haas briefly exchange. It is Murdoch who explodes in the now suddenly roomy ring, charging forward and crushing Tarver with a body avalanche. Jamie Noble is the next man in the steamroller’s way after knocking down Charlie Haas, Noble getting caught in a HUGE T-BONE SUPLEX!!

Brodus lets out a monster’s yell that gets Louisville pumped, only to turn around and see Kofi Kingston airborne with a LEAPING CROSSBODY…but MUDROCH CATCHES HIM!! The mastodon of a man doesn’t even so much as flinch as he carries Kingston over to the ropes…AND DROPS KINGSTON OVER THE TOP ROPE AND TO THE FLOOR…NO!! Kingston grabs hold of Murdoch and starts to let the big man teeter, trying his best to perhaps pull him over. After a few seconds of struggles against gravity, Charlie Haas and Aero Star try and roam over to help Kingston in his attempt to get the big man over the rope…but they can’t quite get the big man up.

Murdoch is teetering oh so much, but somehow, he finds a way to counterbalance the force on the inside and plants his feet back. Lucky for Kingston, this gets him back in the ring as well or at least on the apron. His celebration doesn’t last that much longer, however, as he’s ambushed by Tyson Tarver, who CRACKS KINGSTON IN THE JAW WITH A KNOCKOUT RIGHT, KINGSTON’S LIMP BODY FALLING TO THE FLOOR!!

ELIMINATION #21: Kofi Kingston at (25:11)

Kingston flops to the floor and is absolutely lifeless, with Tarver possibly living up to his knockout name fame. The intense glare of Tarver doesn’t get much time to soak up his negative reaction, as he’s suddenly the target of the luchador blue blur rushing towards him…BODYSCISSORS TO BULLDOG!! Aero Star taking a page out of the Rey Mysterio manual for a second to completely down the prospect, but to Tarver’s credit, he pops right back up…only to eat a NASTY CHARLIE HAAS LOW DROPKICK!!

Tarver is down, but the beast that is Brodus is ready to come out and play again. This time, however, he’s stunted almost immediately by the technician who shoots low on his massive legs and takes his leverage from underneath him. Aero Star takes a moment to get to a knee, but he’s greeted by Low Ki, who skids over him with a fake out of a shining wizard…before CRACKING HIM IN THE HEAD WITH A BACK KICK!! Star goes down hard with a possible concussion, taking Star and trying to throw him up over the rope, but can’t quite get him there. Star finds a way to make it up under the bottom rope and has to eat some Ki stomps, but Ki is suddenly grabbed from behind by Jamie Noble, who surprisingly, is still in this thing. Ki knocks him away with a hard back chop before looking across the ring and noticing that Charlie Haas has wrangled big Murdoch into a corner.

Haas tries to perhaps maybe set Murdoch up for something, but the mastodon hits him in the small of the back with a double axe handle to put the brakes on that. What he doesn’t see is Ki tumbling at him with the cartwheel…TIDAL CRUSH!! The massive Murdoch gets cracked in the face with a devastating kick!! He stumbles out of the corner and falls to a knee, the crowd psyched for where Ki could go with this. The vigilant Warrior rushes off the ropes and looks for perhaps another dose of BLACK MAGIC…but Murdoch gets a spark of life…AND CATCHES KI IN A POWERBOMB POSITION…AND CHUNKS HIM OVER THE ROPES WITH A SPINE-CRUNCHING POWERBOMB!!

ELIMINATION #22: Low Ki at (27:34)

There’s only room for one more!! Five men are left in the ring and with one more elimination, this match goes to a one-fall format!! But who is gonna be?? There’s still the monster Murdoch, the tested vet Noble, the lucha prospect Aero Star, the Most Dangerous Man Tyson Tarver, and the wrestler’s wrestler Charlie Haas. Things immediately get interesting when Aero Star and Jamie Noble immediately jump on Brodus on his back. Murdoch leans over the top rope and hangs on for dear life, but the 300-lb beast throws his arms back and forces the two cruiserweights from his massive body.

On the other side of the ring, Haas and Tarver hit up a small brawl before Haas gets a bit of an advantage and forces Tarver up against the ropes. He tries with all his might to PUSH TARVER OVER…but Tarver sticks to the ropes and doesn’t topple. Haas can’t continue to try because he momentarily turns around to see a behemoth running at him and CRUSHES HIM WITH A CLOTHESLINE!! Haas goes down hard, Tarver peeling himself off the ropes…only get chunked over Murdoch’s head with an EXPLODER SUPLEX!! The beast remains a target, as Aero Star now tries to have another go at him, springboarding back into the ring and LAUNCHING FOR THE TORNADO DDT…BUT HE’S HEADBUTTED OUT OF MID-AIR!!

Murdoch lets out an inhuman roar of dominance Jamie Noble now jumping back on the massive man with a very nicely placed low dropkick. The big man loses his footing, dropping to a knee and allowing Noble to begin clubbing him on his back, only to be surprised when Murdoch reaches up and latches in the Tongan death grip…MURDERER’S ROW…NO!! Noble drops his level and hits another low dropkick that takes out Murdoch’s other knee! Murdoch is flat on his stomach now to a surprising pop, but the veteran Noble looks to be going for a big killing shot. He goes to the top rope and stalks Murdoch ‘til he stands…LEAPING FOR A CRUSHING SHOT…BUT HE’S CAUGHT OUT OF THE SKY!!

The veteran cruiserweight is caught in midair, draped across the body of Murdoch…who then promptly transfers him into a military press!! Murdoch marches with his kill hoisted over his head and prepares to CHUNK HIM OVER THE ROPES…but Noble grabs hold of his head in a front headlock! Murdoch is leaning over considerably now, Noble possibly learning from Kofi Kingston’s attempt earlier. Noble’s weight is dragging Murdoch’s unstable weight over, the mastodon’s feet now leaving the floor. It’s just a matter of gravity now, as Noble grits his teeth as hard as he can to continue to push his weight down and further topple Murdoch…AND HE FALLS!! BRODUS MURDOCH FLIPS OVER THE TOP ROPE AND COLLAPSES TO THE FLOOR!!

ELIMINATION #23: Brodus Murdoch at (30:03)


That’s it!! The Davis Arena actually pops a great deal to see the behemoth being taken down by a determined cruiserweight, Noble stepping back inside the ring to catch his breath. The other three men in the ring, who were in a merri-go-round and out-of-focus brawl, are forced back by a pair of referees. Each man retreats to a corner and is given a full minute to rest up to begin the second part of the journey.


**COMMERCIAL BREAK**


MAIN EVENT PT. 2
Lucky 27 Battle Final Four
Charlie Haas v. Aero Star v. Jamie Noble v. Tyson Tarver



All four of these men represent the four pillars of what this Offseason is all about. Jamie Noble – the hard-working veteran who is constantly perfecting his craft and refuses to be someone’s stepping stone. Aero Star – a promising rookie who has made a statement in his young professional career. Charlie Haas – a man who wants to put the past behind him, for people to see him differently, and start anew with a chip on his shoulder. And Tyson Tarver – representing OVW and the incredible future the very company could hold. All four men anxiously dart their eyes (or in Star’s case, shifts his head) from one corner to another…before Jamie Noble leaps into Aero Star’s corner, while Tyson Tarver tries to spring an ambush on Charlie Haas, but Haas is quick to fight back.

On one side of the ring, the ‘pitbull’ has Star on the defensive in his corner while the camera focuses on the small brawl between Tarver and Haas. Haas wears down Tarver with enough blows to chunk him into the ropes. On the rebound, Haas takes Tarver up with ONE-MAN FLAPJACK!! Tarver holds his face in pain, but as Tarver makes solid impact and rolls to the outside, Jamie Noble turns away from Aero Star in the corner and bursts towards Haas with a fresh reverse elbow!

Haas doesn’t go down, instead being backed up against the ropes. Noble tries to whip Haas across, but the new ‘boss’ wraps a wrist and pulls Noble forward, but the two momentarily knock heads. Both men hold their heads in what was perhaps a botched spot, but they come back together to try and brawl again…only to look up and see AEO STAR FLYING…NAILING BOTH MEN WITH A HUGE FLYING CROSSBODY!! Star has all the room in the world now to perform all his acrobatics as the crowd cheers wildly for that big spot early! Star hits the canvas hard, but has the strength to pull former rival Jamie Noble underneath him – 1…2…NO!! Noble throws up a shoulder, but Star immediately turns around and heads over to Charlie Haas – 1…2…NO!! Haas too throws a shoulder up!

Star could’ve been on his way to an AOW title shot, but is denied! Aero adjusts his mask and tries to pull Haas back to his feet, but he gets a punch to the gut for his troubles. He turns around to face a rising Noble on the blow, who lights up his spandex suit with a CHOP(Woooo!) This softens him up for Haas and Noble to both take an arm and sling him into the ropes, but Star ducks underneath the DOUBLE CLOTHESLINE…but he keeps running…AND LEAPS THROUGH THE ROPES…TOPE TORPEDO!! TOPE TORPEDO TO TYSON TARVER!!

That tongue twister takes out The Most Dangerous Man in OVW, but Star is momentarily flatlined from the impact as well. He shakes the cobwebs out to a huge pop from the Davis Arena, only to look back in the ring and see Jamie Noble snap Haas down with a neckbreaker. Noble maybe looks like he’d go for a cover, but Star dashes towards the ring…only to be cut off by a Noble noticing him and knocking him back with a BASEBALL SLIDE!! Star takes a tumble while Noble gets back vertical, but his back is turned to Charlie Haas. Haas grips him around the midsection…GERMAN SUPLEX...NO!! Noble jams the move and knocks Haas back with a hard elbow, giving him room to HOIST HAAS ON HIS SHOULDERS…but Haas squibs off and lands behind Noble again….FLAWLESS GERMAN SUPLEX CONNECTING!! Haas keeps the bridge for his first cover – 1…2…3-NO!! Noble throws his legs up for the kickout!!

Haas sits in exhaustion for a moment, all of these men having been in this ring for nearly forty minutes now. Haas looks to get up and deliver more damage, but he’s suddenly struck in the temple with a BIG BOOT FROM TYSON TARVER!! Tarver is back in things in a big way, beheading Charlie. Tarver maintains an intimidating pout on his face, turning around to find Noble struggling to get to his feet and delivers several boxing jabs to his midsection. Poor Noble is forced up against the ropes and has nowhere to go until Tarver whips him across the ring. Tyson lowers his head on the rebound, allowing Noble to SMACK him in the face with a kick! This stuns Tarver enough for Noble to back into the ropes and rebound again…SNAP BELLY TO BELLY TOSS!! Tarver chunks the cruiserweight over his head like he’s nothing!

Tarver remains aggressive, his perpetual scowl looking over to see Haas trying to recuperate in a corner. The back of his head is facing Tarver and is resting on the center turnbuckle, but this doesn’t stop Tarver from charging across the ring…MODIFIED FACEWASH!! A running, raking boot to the back of Haas’ head! Charlie may be out like a light as Tarver yanks him away from the ropes – 1…2…NO!! Haas still has his head and some life! This is much to the displeasure of Tarver, who digs some boots into Haas. He turns to maybe go back to Noble, but he spots Aero Star on the apron. He approaches the luchador, only to eat a shoulder to the gut before Star flips over…SUNSET FLIP! Star with a surprise cover – 1…2…3-NO!! Tarver manages to roll out!

As soon as both men get back to their feet, Tarver charges and goes for a BIG CLOTHESLINE, but Star wraps around his wide wingspan and drags him back to the canvas for a CRUFIX PIN – 1…2…3-NO!! Just as close to the last one, Star almost pulls one out of the bag! Tarver is incensed, cranking a foot into the gut of Star as he gets up. He then tries to toss him into the ropes, but on the rebound, Star slings his legs up…HANDSPRING ELBOW!! Tarver is blindsided by the athletic move, but Star has no time to recuperate, as Charlie Haas charges from his prone position and RAMS Star spine first into a corner. The multiman dynamic starting to come into play now, as Haas gives Star no room for his high-octane offense. After getting several more shoulder blocks in, Haas goes for punches, but Tarver grabs him from behind and shoves him forward, forcing Haas to knock heads with Aero. This gives Tarver enough to roll Haas back with a SURPRISE VICTORY ROLL – 1…2…3-NO!! Haas still has enough to throw Tarver off!

We catch a quick glimpse of Jamie Noble still trying to recuperate on the outside, but inside, Tarver begins to stalk Haas as he groggily tries to regain himself. Tarver is in a perfect boxing stance…KILL SHOT…NO!! Haas wraps his arms around Tarver’s and pulls his other one, getting a sick BACKSLIDE PIN – 1…2…NO!! Tarver throws his legs up and rolls back to his feet, but he’s stopped in his tracks by Haas thrashing him with a nice EUROPEAN UPPERCUT! Tarver is thrown for a loop, Haas now taking his right arm and BREAKING IT OVER HIS SHOULDER…TWICE!! The ‘submission boss’ looks to potentially take an entire move out of Tarver’s set. Haas keeps a grip on the wrist from the shoulder breaker and twists out…SHORT ARM LARIAT! Both men are down now, as Haas threw his entire body behind the move, still trying to shake the cobwebs out from his repeat blows to the head.

He groggily manages to finally do so, slowly taking Tarver up and holding his head. Both men are somewhat leaning into one another, but suddenly Aero Star once again flies onto our screens…WITH A DOUBLE FLYING LEG DROP BULLDOG!! OOHHH MERCY!! Star is just flying all over this place, this one an incredibly unique move!! Both Haas and Tarver’s faces are driven right into the canvas as the crowd absolutely roars in approval! Star can’t even go for an immediate cover because he has to tend to the tailbone he landed on, giving us more time for the Davis Arena to pop. But this is cut short relatively quickly when Jamie Noble pounces, taking Star up on his shoulders…AND CRUNCHES HIM WITH THE DOUBLE KNEE GUTBUSTER!! The crowd reaction suddenly swings the opposite direction, Noble now covering Star with his first pin attempt of the contest – 1…2…3-NO!! Star hangs on!

Noble would be frustrated, but his meetings with the luchador in the past have conditioned him to know this kid won’t go down easy, if at all. Star grips at his ribs as Noble takes his masked head in his hands and BOUNCES IT OFF A CORNER! Noble then rears back and bounces it off a second time, dizzying Star so much he spins back around and drunkenly drifts right back into Noble’s clutches…ALABAMASLAM!! Noble now drills Star’s skull into the canvas with another cover, shoving his forearm into Star’s face – 1…2…3-WAIT!! Noble’s pin is broken up not by Star, but by Charlie Haas peeling his legs back…AND LOCKING IN THE HAAS OF PAIN!! THE HAAS OF PAIN FROM LITERALLY NOWHERE!!

Noble has to lift himself off of Star’s body and scream in pain, Haas almost quite literally pulling a rabbit out of a hat here! Haas has a look of sheer aggression on his face as he tries to pull back hard and harder on the hold…but Tyson Tarver rushes at him with a boot to try and break it up…but he misses! Why? Because Haas lets go of the hold right before the blow, then picks Tarver’s ankle from behind and quickly brings him down…AND LOCKS HIM IN THE HAAS OF PAIN NOW!! It’s Tarver’s turn to break his pout and scream in pain!! He seems to be on the verge of tapping out…but Jamie Noble recovers and breaks the hold!! Tarver is saved, if only momentarily, but everyone’s title hopes stay alive. Noble gets Haas back up and gets the underhooks, setting up for the TIGER DRIVER…but Haas twists out of it, winding up behind Noble…TOTAL HAASTILITY!! TOTAL HAASTILITY CONNECTING!! Haas breaks out his variation of the Olympic Slam!! He can’t immediately cover Noble, however, as he falls out of the ring in impact!

The crowd is still white hot for Haas right now, who is showing a whole new aggressive side that we never saw when he was in a tag team. Haas acknowledges it with an adrenaline fueled roar, only for him to turn around…RIGHT INTO AN AERO STAR ENZEGUIRI!! The blows to Haas’ head come into light once more, as he’s stunned into stumbling. Aero Star follows this up by getting on Haas’ shoulders and twisting down…INTO A SICK DDT!! Star is now back in this, another cover coming – 1…2…3-NO!! Haas still has fire left!! The crowd settles back down after that near fall, Star also regaining himself as he measures up Haas for something else. Haas gets up, only to see Star rushing at him, looking for the INVERTED BODYSCISSORS BULLDOG…but Haas keeps his legs and drives his face into the canvas with a WHEELBARROW FACEBUSTER…THAT TRANSITIONS RIGHT INTO THE HAAS OF PAIN!!

Star’s flexibility is selling the move in brutal fashion, allowing Haas to bend back further than on the previous two. The crowd is all over this, as this could be the end and send the incredibly aggressive Haas to the title match…Star clawing…reaching…BUT HE COLLAPSES!! Star can’t make it and has to scream in more pain…can Haas do it…IT’S BROKEN BY TARVER!! Tyson Tarver is reintroduced by stomping the hell out of Haas, then forcing him back to his feet…and chunking him over with a NASTY T-BONE SUPLEX!! Haas falls right on his head and neck, gripping them in pain. He turns now towards Star, taking him up and driving him up against the ropes with hi boxing blows. He then whips him across the ring, only for Star to duck underneath a possible KILL SHOT attempt. Star then springboards off the second rope, looking for the SPRINGBOARD CROSSBODY…BUT TARVER CATCHS HIM!! Tyson catches the lucha stare in mid-air, Star draped across Tarver’s body…TARVER’S LIGHTNING!! AERO STAR IS DRILLED WITH THE REVERSE THROWN POWERSLAM!!

It’s Tarver’s turn to roar, but out of the corner of his eye he sees Noble now well enough to get back in. Noble delivers a nice low dropkick to put Tarver onto one knee, rebounding off the ropes for something more…but Tarver now catches him across his chest, looking for more TARVER’S LIGHTNING…but Noble catches his head and turns it into a GUILLOTINE CHOKE!! Noble is hanging onto the windpipe of his much stronger opponent for dear life! The crowd actually pops for this, as Noble keeps his veteran vigilance and refuses to be this kid’s stepping stone! Tarver appears to be fading, Noble holding on harder than he did Brodus Murdoch. He forces Tarver to fall all the way to one knee…but the Most Dangerous Man in OVW gets a second wind, standing up, and CRUSHES NOBLE’S BACK AGAINST A RING CORNER!!

Tarver has to take a step back and regain his head, but when he does, he does so right to Charlie Haas…TOTAL HAASTILITY!! It’s Tarver’s turn to go up then down!! Tarver, like Noble before, hits so hard, he flops to the floor from the blow! Haas tries to stop him from doing so, but he just slips through his fingers. As Haas pounds the mat in frustration, he turns around to see Jamie Noble HITTING HIM WITH A PERFECT MISSILE DROPKICK FROM THE TOP!! Jamie hits a high flying move, sending Haas tumbling and getting Noble perhaps a surprise win – 1…2…3-NO!! Haas still has something left!!

Every man is reaching exhaustion levels here, this contest having gone on for nearly fifty minutes. Noble tries to lean against the ropes for strength, Haas having to climb some to get back to his feet. Noble tries to go right back at the former tag champ, but Haas knocks him away with a CHOP(Woooo!). Noble approaches him again, but eats a SUPERKICK – NO!! Noble catches the move he saw earlier and sends him over with a hard leg whip. The former ROH Champion then sets up Haas’ legs…turns him onto his stomach…AND LOCKS IN THE TRAILERHITCH!! TRAILERHITCH ON THE SUBMISSION BOSS!!

Haas is in pure agony, the fans hoping he can continue. Noble sells the intensity with a vicious smile on his face, knowing he’s got Haas in the middle of the ring. Haas tries to crawl to one end of the ring for the ropes…but Noble crawl on his hands even further away from the middle!! It could all be over here…if it weren’t for that blue blur setting up in a corner…AERO STAR PRESS!! AERO STAR PRESS TO THE SPINE OF JAMIE NOBLE!! The imploding 450 damn near snaps Noble’s spine in half and breaks the hold!! My word! Star has to take a moment to crawl on his knees and roll the lifeless body of Noble over, the lateral press – 1…2…3-NO! HAAS SAVES IT FOR HIMSELF AT THE LAST SECOND!! All men involved are lain out once again from exhaustion, the Davis Arena telling these men that “THIS IS AWESOME”.

But with this chant, many may have missed referee Ray Ramsey getting word from the timekeeper’s booth that this match may only have a few more minutes of airtime available. The OVW time limit may come into play on the very first night, but Charlie Haas wants to make sure that doesn’t happen, stalking Aero Star from behind as he drunkenly gets back up…stumbling…right into his clutches…TOTAL HAASTILITY…but Aero Star turns it into an arm drag…THAT WHIPS HAAS ALL THE WAY OUT OF THE RING!! The drag sends Charlie tumbling to the outside, while Aero Star has to gather himself from the crazy fast counter. He turns to find Jamie Noble fresh to his feet, quickly kicking Star in the gut…getting the underhooks…TIGER DRIVER – NO!! Star turns it into a SUDDEN SUNSET FLIP – 1…2…3-NO!!

Noble undoes it at the very last minute, both men quick to get to their feet. Star sets Noble up for a LEG FED ENZEGUIRI…but Noble ducks underneath it…wraps up Star’s legs…AND LOCKS IN THE TRAILERHITCH ONCE AGAIN!! Star’s legs are torn apart from the earlier Haas of Pain and could spell the end here. Charlie Haas and Tyson Tarver are seen stirring on the outside before the hold, Haas quickly delivering another hard insurance lariat to Tarver. A moment later, he looks up to see Star excruciating hold. Exhausted, Haas tries to hurry into the ring but his body can only move so fast. Star grits his teeth and tries to hold out as the crowd goes nuts…

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{Haas finally slides into the ring…}
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AERO STAR TAPS!! STAR TAPS OUT TO THE TRAILERHITCH!!

Winner and NEW #1 Contender for the AOW World Championship: Jamie Noble
at (19:01)
TOTAL MATCH TIME: (49:01)

…and Haas breaks the hold one second too late!! As soon as the bell rings, Charlie Haas drops a forearm onto Jamie Noble and breaks it, but it’s too late. Mahoney is already having Noble announced the winner and raising his hand from the canvas. Haas can’t believe it, running his fingers through his hair and slumping to a corner. The crowd is losing their minds, no one sure if it’s positive or negative


Steve Romero:
I think Charlie Haas was just one second too late and Jamie Noble made his long-time nemesis Aero Star tap out!

Miz:
You think? It was obvious! Haas was late!

Steve Romero:
Well, like it or not, Jamie “Pitbull” Noble, a veteran who has long vowed to be no one’s stepping stone is the first ever man to face Christian Cage for the AOW Championship and he will do so the next time we come on the air in two weeks on April 23rd.

Miz:
Stop promoting and look at this…!


What Miz is referring to is Jamie Noble getting his arm raised again to a surprising ovation, the sweat gleaming off his face and making him nearly cry. Noble drops to his knees in adulation and runs his fingers through his hair but then turns around to face Charlie Haas. Noble extends his hand to the disappointed Charlie…who looks up…shakes his head a little…and shakes Noble’s hand! He’s not happy in the least about it, but at least there’s some respect there. Haas quickly leaves the ring with his head down as he walks away, Tyson Tarver evidently having left already. Aero Star has rolled to the outside and is being tended to. Even more surprisingly, however, is Noble pointing another official towards Aero Star as if he’s trying to help him a bit.

Steve Romero:
Jamie Noble, the Pitbull as he’s been called, is displaying a great deal of sportsmanship here! Charlie Haas was a nanosecond away from keeping the match going, showing off his newfound aggression since losing his tag partner, and Jamie Noble shook his hand.

Miz:
What’s wrong with Noble? Pitbulls don’t shake hands! They rip tendons and break bones!

Steve Romero:
Maybe Noble respects these men for being here with him I mean, he even looked a little concerned on the condition of Aero Star after making him tap out. And from my understanding, these two men aren’t very fond of one another.

Miz:
I don’t get it. I really don’t. Kudos to Jamie Noble for winning, but he won not because of those guys, but against those guys.

Steve Romero:
Well regardless, Jamie Noble fought tooth and nail to be in the finals and then conquering in them. All four men put on excellent showings, but in the end, the dog who was quite possibly the hungriest wins the war. I’m Steve Romero alongside Mike Mizanin here, hoping you’ll join us on April 23rd to see that man, Jamie Noble, cash in for his first AOW World Heavyweight Championship opportunity. Goodnight, all!


The final image of the very first Online Oblivion is that of Jamie Noble, covered in sweat and fueled by nothing but perhaps pure adulation to go on the ropes and celebrate with the crowd. The Virginia native raises his fists into the air and screams to the heavens in victory as we

Fade…

To…

Black…


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~AOW World Heavyweight Championship~

Christian Cage(c) v. Jamie Noble



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NOTE: Initially, this was to be feedback of some kind ... but it turned into ... something else.

This is long overdue, I believe. And, before I kick into gear, I’m not simply leaving feedback as ‘returning the favour’ (although I really did appreciate that you took the time to leave me feedback a few days ago), this is something I’ve been meaning/wanting to do since I took a proper look in the thread around Christmas time.

I’d remembered scanning through a couple of shows in the previous year (the tag team edition show, the Christmas show stick out to me) but it was only when it came to voting at the end of last year that I really looked at the thread, along with other threads such as Melvis & cp954.

So, don’t take it as a knock that I was merely only aware of the thread before the end of 2012 - I’ll admit that generally a ‘created’ fed has almost never appealed to me as a reader, and in addition, I’m just a lazy bugger, and didn’t take the time to invest myself in reading. Now that I have taken the time to read (and honestly, I‘ve read through just about every show -but did skim PPV matches in general-), I’ve come to realise that I really have been missing out on something quite special.

Anyway, this wont be a review of the PPV per se, but more of feedback on the ‘season’ as a whole. Besides (and I hate this, as it always sounds like a cop out excuse when I read it in other threads - but on this occasion, it does ring pretty much true) Melvis pretty much covered all the nuances and the intricacies in the matches playing off elements of each feud in pretty emphatic detail. But I still have thoughts I’d like to share.

So, the first thing - “The Boondock Saint” is the best moniker for anyone in BTB. Certainly right now, probably in my time here - but seeing as that’s a long time, I’ll not commit to that. In addition to that, I see you’ve somewhat divided opinion on the entire Banks angle and in honesty I can see why … but even still from my perspective - taking out the problems that you‘ve already heard about from others - I’ve loved it. From the real life goings on and legal ramifications backstage behind his introduction, to the actual in ring promos, you’ve got this reader hooked.

Understandably, there has been some concern on the racial overtones to the angle, and maybe they aren’t necessary … but to me, looking at AOW as a fledgling and struggling organisation that needs more eyes on it’s product, running a highly contentious angle could intrigue a lot of ‘casual’ fans into putting their eyeballs on the promotion = ratings. On the other hand, sponsors etc would start to get cold feet on such an angle … and I’m cancelling out my own argument . Moving away from how such an angle can impact the promotion to simply how the character has been used is terrific, from the shocking debut, to the promo work.

Again, while it copped you some criticism, Banks saying that MVP was his slave name was something I really got a kick out of as a reader. At this point, despite mentioning some fears on what could happen with him, I’m more invested in the Antonio Banks character than any other in the thread. Whether his feud with Punk rages on from TOL (I suspect with the small package finish it will), or he moves into a different direction, I hope he continues to be (as he jumped ship, I assume he will be) a highly featured player in the company.

Now, while saying I’m more invested in Banks, there is no denying that the star of the thread has been Christian. The man on the moon promo was a blow away career maker, that completely turned Christian into something more than just another player in the top tier. The fact that you ended up running with it from that point is commendable too, as from comments you’ve made, it was suggested that Christian wasn’t originally going to be “The Man” so to speak.

I hate saying the word ‘journey’ … but Christian has been on a journey from the beginning of this thread right up to reaching the pinnacle at TOL, one of the more memorable story arcs in recent memory in this section, and I really cannot wait for what you have in store next for the new champ - as you have quite an uphill task to keep his momentum riding at this height, even now with the World Title. Frankly, I think the problem you may end up encountering is that you’ve booked his story too well (if that‘s possible), with only one way to go for him now - and that’s down. A big challenge IMO, to keep Christian as interesting a character as he became.

I can envisage a big journey (there’s that bloody word again) now for Jericho too in the new season. His legion has been torn apart, his title has gone, and his influence will surely be weakened without it. Just from reading the shows in recent times, it was clear that while Christian had the best character development - and rightfully got the headlines and praise in feedback - Jericho was the glue - the centrepiece - of the TV show (I wish he had‘ve just done all of Lashleys talking after Bob turned heel, every time I read Lashleys words, I just heard … well, his very unnerving, non-threatening school boy pre-puberty voice), and it’ll come as quite the shock to see him no longer in that position of power.

His manipulative title run - for my money - is right up there with the run he had in Forever Delayeds thread many moons ago as ‘Best Jericho title run in a BTB’. Not just because he held the belt from the first show to the end of the season - but how he kept the belt. You could’ve easily booked him as a ‘lucky heel’ champ ala JBL in ‘04, but you made it so much more than that - each passing week added further layers to his character, each evil deed making him more of a rotten scumbag … and it is what made his downfall all the more enjoyable.

You didn’t just have a heel hold the belt for a long time as many do, you made your readers actually care about wanting to see his run end & made his title loss mean something more than just another title change. It was built up to the point where fans would be begging for Jericho to get his comeuppance, and in the end, Christian was the perfect candidate.

Jerichos manipulation of Michaels was sensational - really clever, underhanded shit, and whilst initially I thought the stipulation in Shawns contract was a bit contrived, the later explanation from Paul Heyman made sense of it, and made that work. As for the arc of Shawn Michaels himself - again - I’m giving nothing but praise. In BTB, we’ve seen a lot of ‘conflicted’ Shawn Michaels characters, and lots of heel HBK characters, but you’ve done something rather unique with him here.

There’s a lot of talk about ‘shades of grey’ characters (no, not of the 50 variety) but, to me, the Shawn Michaels character of AOW is about the most grey character I’ve seen. He’s committed some fairly selfish acts to benefit himself, yet, somehow, there is reasoning behind it - still a reason to root for the veteran, being placed in a number of … unfortunate situations.

While I genuinely hated (about the only big negative I’ve had throughout reading the thread) the Sweet Chin Music and signing Christians contract segment that was identical to a WWE angle. So, even if it was an homage of sorts, it’s still ripping an angle from a separate company (and still a much bigger one, making AOW look minor league), and I did find that disappointing, especially so, as pretty much everything else about the thread has been original, new and unique.

Anyways, I hate to sound like a broken record, but I’m extremely intrigued (again) as to what the future now holds for HBK, being Heymans personal bitch, under contract solely to him, considering he failed at TOL. Will he be promptly fired again, I wonder??

As for the booking of the ‘lost’ RVD was a highlight for me, and added a certain depth to the one dimensional RVD that I really enjoyed reading. Personally, I felt that was - and could still be - an angle that had much more legs to it, although I get the reasoning, as RVD has never truly struck me as someone that could ‘do’ any real character development. Still, that said, this is BTB, and I honestly believe you were onto something really special with the whole Szatowski gimmick, and I would‘ve loved to see that go further. The fact you’ve used Finlay as one of the top heels of the promotion is simply a bonus

Joe though … I’m not sold on. Just from my own viewpoint of coming late to the party and playing catch up on the thread, for quite some time he just seemed - to me - to come across as a bit of a busybody, sticking his nose in wherever he pleases, which did kind of sour me on him as a face. That being said, the way he’s been booked in matches has been very strong; a legit badass, which is Joe at his best - none moreso than against The Great at TOL. As either iMac or Melvis, or someone else, or maybe everyone has said - I too believe he’ll be heavily featured throughout the next season. I just cant help but wonder that with the demeanour I’ve gotten from him - and I could be reading it all wrong - is that perhaps he is being positioned for a heel turn.

Now, as I mentioned a paragraph or two ago - the uniqueness of the thread - and that’s been the main selling point (to this reader anyway) about the thread. I remember reading your piece (went and read it again earlier) in the end of year Newsletter, about starting a brand new organisation - and you hit the nail on the head; it has to be unique, and with the types of matches and the Trios Tourney etc, you’ve already carved a number of different niches that you can label AOW Originals. One thing I would say you have possibly missed the boat on that you could’ve coined an AOW Original would be the simultaneous debuts. The Sons of the Dungeon and American Made debuting against each other and Black vs. Kofi in their debut were the two I spotted (forgive me if there were others), but maybe it’s something you can incorporate into the thread for the new season. I’d suggest a name for the debut vs. debut match, but given that a) You seem pretty good at thinking up snazzy names for matches, and b) I cant think of any, I’ll leave it in your hands/mind.

My minor criticisms of the trios tournament are just that - minor. I’d have liked to have seen 16 teams as opposed to the 8, but that’s a selfish thing. Grouping together 16 three man teams would’ve turned into a clusterfuck in the end, with a mismatch of all kinds of people that didn’t fit, plus even if that wasn’t an issue, I guess you would need the tournament to be contested over a certain amount of time … so I’ve answered my own criticism. The other thing was touched on by iMac in his feedback, and I do have to echo it, for it being the first trios tournament, it might’ve been wise to have a more thrilling finale, rather than a clean sweep win for the Mercenaries.

The one thing I have to admit about not being entirely in love with, is what seems like an inevitable Haas/Benjamin feud. There hasn’t been a disappointing angle in the thread as yet, and while I’d wager Haas and Benjamin will make for another strong rivalry … (you know what’s coming here) it’s been done to death - and beyond throughout the BTB section, and I, personally, wouldn’t care if it never popped up again. I just prefer seeing them as a team, and they truly have been the outstanding team in the company - which is brimming with a lot of talent.

Literally, every team (bar maybe the Fight Club) is comprised of top level ‘workers’, and as a result the tag division in AOW will thrive. For a little bit of variety though, I wouldn’t mind seeing two big men as a tandem in the company. Not necessarily at the top of the pile challenging for the belts … but just for something different. Yeah, I’m criticising you for having a talented tag team division - I bet you weren’t expecting that.

As much as I love Danielson, for the brilliance of “Hacked by Helms”, he should’ve been CW champion. Just saying

As far as the Dynasty Tournament (love that name for the title too btw) is concerned, it’s another ‘original’ that helps AOW separate itself from the crowd, and it’s one I’m looking forward to seeing play out. It helps too that the preview video for it at TOL was epic. A genuinely funny video - not the forced unfunny comedy that some bookers in this section try their hand at from time to time.

The fact that EVERYONE on the main roster has been given something throughout the season; be it a gimmick overhaul, character development etc, is something else to commend you on. From the guys at the bottom of the roster such as Ken Doane, right up to the main man himself, Christian, you haven’t ignored anyone really. There was only one match I remember (featuring Hassan over a random jobber) where the audience didn’t really have a reason to care. A lot of bookers - me included - simply don’t do that, and have around half a dozen (or more) guys kicking their heels at the bottom of the roster doing nothing but jobs, with no development, no personality traits, no promo time - nothing. Everyone on your roster has something going on.

One other thing; the interweb ‘exclusives’, I’ve found from this thread that they can be extremely helpful in adding to characters or angles. I’d ask your permission to rip them off for my own use, but even if you say no, I’ll do it anyway. So, thanks . That’s how I’ve lasted so long here. Like a vampire living off blood, I live off stealing other peoples ideas and taking the credit for them myself to remain young.

I’ve rambled on now into a fifth page, and this isn’t really feeling like much feedback to me - more a collection of praise. And I’m pretty much done praising your ass. But from here on - whilst I’m too lazy to promise regular feedback - through the uniqueness of the thread - not just a WWE knock off with a different company name - and above all else, some honest to god BRILLIANT writing and well set out angles, you’ve earned a new reader.

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I've been in this section for six years. Only recently have I begun to receive accolades for my work, albeit I still feel they're undeserved. I can win all the Awards and Mega Standings every year forever and it wouldn't equal getting that thorough and that much feedback from The Man himself. Thanks, Wolfy. I mean that

Anywho, enough of the sappy stuff. I have to get on with this. Real world stuff hitting me right now, but gonna give a good bit of stuff for you guys...


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Originally Posted by The Informer

While AOW’s financial future has been of great concern as of late, the long-term booking plans are also a bit up in the air. While the Offseason and the months afterwards are sure to focus a great deal on the midcard, the main even scene surrounding the fallout of the AOW Championship main event at The Outer Limits might not be so tight. The word going around is that the original plan was to have Chris Jericho hold onto the AOW Championship for an entire calendar year, then lose it to Christian at Origins & Endings in very similar fashion to which he won last month anyway. A combination of Paul Wight and Lashley possibly leaving paired with the unprecedented fan demand for Christian forced the company to shift gears and pull the trigger at The Outer Limits.

While there could be reason to believe that Jericho could get a rematch (even though AOW doesn’t have “automatic rematch clauses”), the real part that is up in the air is who is going to win the first ever Dynasty Tournament. When Jericho had year-long title reign plans, the first man to win was indisputably going to be Christian Cage. With Cage now champion, the nominees look a little skimpy. Samoa Joe has been the leading name thrown around, but Joe has had cemented plans with another certain top star that will take place at the one-year anniversary show and Heyman is very reluctant to switch up on it.

Speaking of the Dynasty Tournament, there are increasing pressures to possibly cut down on the number of participants in the tournament. Not only is AOW facing pressure from FX, who keep postulating that Oblivion go back to only one hour, but from their own advertised constrains. Thirty-two men are advertised to compete in the Tournament in a format that would suck up every second of airtime for the entire month of June. The Tournament has been advertised as doing this, but what isn’t explained is the potential overload of matches and not enough stories to go around (right after the same sort of format in the Offseason) and how that might affect things in the long run. If they cut the Tourney down, it would almost certainly see half the competitors cut and dropped to a sixteen man format.

On an Offseason note, expect the Offseason matches to be a bit more “hectic, possible indy-feel” so say some sources. With no one backstage to wrangle things, the competitors are pretty much given free reign for how the matches go for any match not involving an OVW talent. With it left up to the talent, some matches may not be as ‘artistic’ as the ones featured on TV.

An interview with recently released talent Muhammad Hassan has revealed two very interesting details. One being that Hassan (real name Mark Copani) left the company on good terms and is more than open to returning in the future. The juicier bit, however, is that he mentioned that a “certain newcomer” has a great deal of heat backstage due to the trouble stirred up because of their signing. No prizes for guessing correctly who it might be.

Until next time, this has been The Informer…

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ANNOUNCING “CHAMPION’S CHOICE” NIGHT ON APRIL 23RD

When Online Oblivion goes back on the wi-fi waves next Wednesday, it’ll be all about championship gold! That’s because over the course of the Offseason, all champions have been given one title defense where they get to choose the opponent. Already for next week, we have Christian Cage taking on Jamie Noble for the AOW World Heavyweight Championship. But what about the other titles? Here’s Pt. 1 of the aohdubya.com exclusives for this byeweek – the champions make their choices and one #1 Contender shows deeper depths en route to his World Championship match


Champions' Challenges

Spoiler for Double Jeopardy:


We open to the traditional web-promo format, except instead of just one man standing in front of the white backdrop, we see three men. Bryan Danielson has on a t-shirt with his Cruiserweight title, while TJ Wilson and Harry Smith seem to be in workout gear. They have their tag team championships strapped across their waist. They’re on both sides of Danielson, who stands as the center of focus

Danielson:
AOW and OVW fans alike, this is your AOW Cruiserweight Champion Bryan Danielson.

Smith:
And we are the AOW World Tag Team Champions Harry Smith…

Wilson:
And TJ Wilson.

Danielson:
For those of you unaware, any and all champions were given the opportunity to pick whoever our opponents will be next Wednesday on the 23rd of April. And see, I was just talkin’ it over with these two. And we decided that maybe we should really test our picks by sticking together.

Wilson:
What we’re proposing is simple. Our challengers will face us in a six-man tag team, Double Jeopardy match.

Smith:
What that means is just as simple – both the AOW Tag titles and the AOW Cruiserweight title will be on the line in that match.

Danielson:
You might be thinking that there’s not much real logic to this decision. Well, that too is simple. Christian Cage just spent months trying to get rid of the Worthy Legion. All of AOW had. I was there with a first-hand look at all of it. While we’re all happy Christian is the new guy on top, I don’t want anything like that happening again. For that to happen, AOW has to learn to always stick together. Even as enemies.

Wilson:
This man speaks the truth. So when we were all picking our challengers, we made sure to make sure it’s people that not only we think are good enough to give us a run for our money and the fans, but guys who know how to work as a unit. How to look out for one another.

Smith:
That’s why for TJ and I, the team we choose to face for our Tag Team Championships is Low Jack. Low Ki, I don’t think any of us have ever seen what you did in the Lucky 27 Battle. You worked the entire match trying to eliminate the man who eliminated your partner. That speaks volumes to how far you will go for a friend, ally, and teammate. And that’s what it takes to hold these gold straps.

Wilson:
Also, Ki…you and I still kind of owe each other, don’t we?
~Wilson smirks a little bit, but Smith playfully shoves him and stops that

Danielson:
And the guy I chose? See, the world looks down on we cruiserweights. They think that a lot of us can’t hang with the big boys. But I think I did pretty damn well to hang against the Worthy Legion for so long. So I want a guy that can hang with the ‘big’ guy and prove weight ain’t nothin’ but a number, as well as a guy that can hold on for a long time. And that guy is the “Blue Blur” himself - Aero Star.

Smith:
So there’s our picks. All three of you had better shape up next Wednesday ‘cause we know that ring’ll be ready.

Wilson:
And we know we’ll be ready.

Danielson:
So you sure as hell had better not disappoint us. You’d better be ready, too.
~On that, all three determined in-ring technicians stare bullets into the camera



Spoiler for Dynasty of Nepotism…?:


We open on an image of Punk, smacking some gum in a hooded sweatshirt, but the Dynasty Championship still slung over one of his shoulders

Punk:
I’m sure a lot of you are just dyin’ to know who CM Punk is gonna pick to defend his Dynasty Championship against.
~Punk brings his hands up and rubs them together, showing his untaped wrists and hands for the first time in AOW

Punk
:
I’m not really a guy who likes to build up the drama. I’m not a guy to build up suspense. I just like to get on with it. But I might have to make a small exception here.
~Punk shows us how small with his forefinger and thumb almost touching

Punk
:
See, my entire time here in AOW, especially with this Championship, I’ve had to do things the way everyone else has wanted me to. I’m still my own man. But I had to weasel my way into Muhammad Hassan’s plan to get this title. And then I was goaded into fighting against…whatever you wanna call Antonio Banks over a month ago. Neither of those things were truly on my terms.
~Punk points to himself

Punk
:
I don’t think a lot of people realize just how much power a wrestler has when he gets to pick his opponent. He can go easy pickin’s. He can do a worthy opponent. Hell, I can even choose referee Ray Ramsey if I want to and no one will question it.
~Punk gives a little chuckle to himself with his signature smartass smile

Punk
:
Or maybe I can give it to a guy like Brent Albright. A guy who officially has a Trios Tournament Trophy to stick in his case. A guy who I know pretty well because we developed right here in OVW together. A guy who can give me a hellova match every day of the year. But he’s also a guy who tried to take the easy way out in the Lucky 27 Battle. And that Brent? That’ll cost you.
~Punk gets a little smirk

Punk
:
But even if you didn’t play your little tricks with Regal and Burchill, I still wouldn’t pick you. Even if you didn’t eliminate me, I still wouldn’t pick you. Because I already decided from the second I walked back into Louisville who I wanted to face.
~Punk pulls at his hair a little and tugs at the title, resituating it

Punk
:
So while I was developed here with you, Brent Albright, I literally grew up with the man I’m gonna pick. We wrestled all over the Midwest together, tearing it up night after night. I got signed long before he did and we went our separate ways. And now he’s here in OVW. And as good as he is, who knows when he might make it up to the main roster. So I’m not gonna take any gambles. I wanna face him right now when I can see him.
~Punk slaps a hand on his belt

Punk
:
The man I wanna use my ‘Champion’s Choice’ on is none other than one of my closest, best friends in the world…Chris Hero. That’s right. Chris Hero, I want your first ever match under an AOW banner, even if it’s not in AOW itself – to be with me. And hell, if you manage to get lucky and beat me, you’ll be on the main roster anyway. So it’s a win-win for me and you.
~Punk again rubs his hands together

Punk
:
And I’m sure this won’t be a popular decision. I’m sure some will accuse me of ‘playing favorites’. Some might even call me a coward for going an easy way and facing an old friend. But I’ve been called a lot of things in AOW so far and I don’t let any of it bother me. So how’s about it, Chris?
~Punk brings up an elbow to the screen

Punk
:
Are you and your elbows up to it? Or are you just a tomato can?
~The semi-inside joke gives Punk a little smile before he and his elbow fade away…



Challenger Responses


Spoiler for Silence (and Hip-Hop) is Golden:


Back to the white-wall promo set up. This time, the three men in the frame are Low Ki, Jack Evans, and Aero Star going from left to right. Ki has his hands folded and standing while Star seems to be sitting on a table of some sort. Evans is leaning against the same table, playing with his red do rag before he starts to speak

Evans:
Ay yo. This is yo’ boy Jack E. with the ‘kicking fiend’ Low Ki and my main man in the mask Aero Star. And we’re here because all three of us got issued a huge challenge by the AOW Tag Team Champions and the AOW Cruiserweight Champion.
~Ki and Star only give slight ‘I’m here’ mannerisms before Evans continues

Evans
:
See, what we’re supposed to do is respond to these challenges. This ‘Double Jeopardy’ challenge. Well since neither of these guys like to talk, I just thought I’d answer it all fo’ you boys with one big spit. Aye Aero Star – gimmie a beat!!
~Star just turns to look at Evans and even though his eyes are veiled, we can almost picture the look on his face

Evans
:
Alright a’ight. I’ll go a cappella. Yo, yo…
~Evans bobs his head for a moment, trying to get into the rhythm…

Evans
:
Aero Star and Low Jack
Triple team back attack
Dropkickin’ Cadillacs
Givin’ competition smacks
Kickin’ folks outta whack
Forcin’ dudes onto da back
Makin’ confidences crack
Boy, pick up yo’ ball sack

See, this challenge you’ve just presented
Is like leavin’ a car with keys still in it
You think ‘cause you champs, we gon’ let it slide?
Get in the back, boys, we goin’ for a joyride
This trio don’t back down from any fight
Stealin’ kisses an’ stealin’ shows every single Wednesday night
Low Ki’ll kick you ‘til you reduced to yo’ pulpy core
It’s a bird, it’s a plane. Nope – just a blue luchador
If yo mamma didn’t know,
Then you betta go tella’
Two silent killas brought togetha’
By an a cappella white fella

So if you wanna know our response
To this ‘Double Jeopardy’ dilemma
We gon’ get right to it
No need to let it simma’
We’ll be there next Hump Day
Sure as Ki has a chrome dome
Don’t get too comfortable, fellas,
‘cause all that gold’s gon’ have a new home.
~Jack breaks the rhythm, Ki and Star both somewhat getting into it right before he stops

Evans
:
We ready, champs. You can bank on that. Word.
~Evans theatrically crosses his arms, with Ki never having uncrossed his. Almost comically, Aero Star follows suit and looks at his partners for next week and imitates them, crossing his arms. All three men put on an intimidating face as we fade away…



Spoiler for A Hero’s Origin:


We open to what looks like the OVW locker room, Chris Hero sitting down and hunched over, talking to the camera like a friend. He doesn’t appear to be in competition attire with only a t-shirt on until he takes a moment to shake out his hair where we see he’s gone on some elbow pads. He lets his stringy blond hair fall before turning to us

Hero:
Ohio Valley Wrestling. Where warriors are made. And Art of War Wrestling. Where those warriors become legends through war. After a few years of toiling in the indies, I’m finally here. And as luck would have it, I could be in two places at once.
~Hero pushes his hair out of his eyes

Hero
:
And see, here in AOW, being from the independents is okay. That’s not looked down upon. But before I go into exactly what’s brought Chris Hero to the attention of Art of War Wrestling, I realize all anyone knows about Chris Hero is his hype. So let me tell you just who That Young Knockout Kid is exactly. Lemme spin ya a yarn.
~He rubs his hands together before setting himself up for storytime

Hero
:
In 2002, a literal ‘young’ knockout kid before he was ‘the’ Knockout Kid was going all over the Midwest. He worked with some of the greatest young talents that have now gone one to become some of the best wrestlers in the world. Bryan Danielson. Samoa Joe. Low Ki. We were all raised on the oath of fighting spirit. Hell, I even stepped toe to toe with a pair of guys named Eddie Guerrero and Rey Mysterio when they were out of a contract at one point.
~Hero raises an eyebrow for momentary interest

Hero
:
But the real standout? A guy named CM Punk. See, a lot of people think that wrestling is a pure physical sport and all these promos we cut, all these mind games we play is just to get an opponent off his game or let everyone know what our game is. No no. Wrestling is a 24/7 way of life.
~Hero gets a little more intense

Hero
:
And when you work your ass off in bingo halls and high school gyms for years, only for everyone BUT you to get noticed…it works on you. CM Punk and I? We started at the same time. 2002. And on this day? Only now is Chris Hero getting the attention.
~He shakes his head a little in disbelief, but looks back to the camera and smiles

Hero
:
See, Chris Hero ain’t from Metropolis. He’s a real person, a real hero. And once you step in the ring with That Young Knockout Kid? You know where the moniker comes from. I come at you from all angles with nothing but hit-hard tactics. Don’t get me wrong – I’ll always respect my opponents. But see I’m a guy that likes accolades. And knocking your teeth out is just my way of collecting trophies.
~Hero rubs at his chin

Hero
:
And just like a real hero, I’ll never back down from a fight. And CM Punk? Dude, you act like I have any other choice but to accept. You know how I can be. And I know how you can be. So if I do say so, Mr. Second City Saint, you’ve got yourself a fight on your hands.
~Hero smirks and plays with his wrist tape

Hero
:
And I sincerely apologize if I seem like I got a bit of an ego. Trust me, I’ve seen too many of my friends go on and be successful without me to have any kind of ego. But Chris Hero is still awesome. I’ve made it this far. And CM Punk’s challenge is just my way of showing everyone what they’ve been missing. Tomato can?
~Chuckles

Hero
:
Tomato cans don’t stand a chance. So AOW, when someone asks you who’s your hero, you tell’em straight up…it’s the man who throws elbows, Chris Hero. I’m the newest warrior in the battle. And I’m your next Dynasty Champion. BOOM!
~On that last exclamation, Hero throws his elbow towards the camera and we suddenly hit black




Spoiler for The Country Dirt Road Less Traveled:


We head backstage to see Jamie Noble immediately after his huge #1 contendership win, sweat all over his southern boy cruiserweight bod, his hair all stringy, and barely able to make words he’ s so exhausted.

Noble:
Y’all see that? Huh? Y’all see that? Y’all thought you’d never hear those words, did you? “Jamie Noble - #1 contender for the AOW World Heavyweight Championship”. It’s got a sexy ring to it don’t it? YEEE-HAAAW!!
~Noble uses what could be the last of his energy to let out that rebel yell and has to hold himself up against a wall

Noble:
I’ve been in this business a long time. As a matter of fact, I’ve been in this industry just as long as Christian Cage has. Thirteen years.
~Noble starts walking again, using the wall to brace himself

Noble:
Thirteen years. And now he’s on top. And I’m just…Jamie Noble. Same road. Completely different paths.
~Jamie leans all the way against the wall, a combination of exhaustion and despair, the initial excitement all but disappearing from his voice

Noble:
And now all of a sudden, I’m on the same path he was. Ain’t that some shit? Ain’t it jus’ funny how pro wrestling works? One minute, I get a call sayin’ I won’t be booked for a couple of weeks because there’s no room on the card for me. The next, I have to bust my ass when everyone else is havin’ time off to even get to where I should’ve been.
~Noble slumps down, sliding all the way to the floor and now sitting up against the wall

Noble:
Seein’ Christian win that world title an’ hoistin’ him on my shoulders up in Canada was a revelation. An’ when Christian mentioned my name in his little speech tonight? It was a true epiphany. I knew then that seein’ this guy who hasn’t been in this business any longer than I had was the push I needed. I want to be where he is. I know I can be. Christian, I’m gonna give you my all next week because you inspired me. You inspired me to be mad at what I could’ve been. An’ seein’ you with it makes me want it more.
~There’s a graveness in Noble’s voice, but he doesn’t sound angry, actually sounding respectful

Noble:
I love this business. I love gettin’ in that ring. I may not always be the reason the crowd cheers, but I’ll be damned if I don’t put up a fight.
~No longer looking at the camera, Noble starts undoing his wrist tape

Noble:
My whole career, people have been steppin’ on me. Steppin’ over me. Usin’ me to get to the next level. I’ve said it once, an’ I’ll say it again – I ain’t no steppin’ stone. Jamie Noble is a pitbull, not a bitch. I’m not on a leash an’ I don’t belong to nobody. I always have heart. I always have fight. I just have never had the opportunity.
~He keeps unwrapping, but he looks up now

Noble:
But I ain’t complainin’. Oh no. I was raised on a farm in Virginia. I don’t know what complainin’ is. I just know how to work my ass off. Even if nobody wants to give a country boy any chance. Well next Wednesday, a country boy will prove not only that he can survive, but that this is the perfect place for him to thrive.
~Unwrapping his other wrist now, Noble looks more determined than we’ve ever seen

Noble:
Christian, I’m gonna give you the match of your life because I think you may have changed my life. I am a pitbull. I am a pro wrestler. I am a country boy. And I’m the next AOW Champion. I’m Jamie FREAKIN’ Noble. Yee. Haw.
~With no change in tone from his voice, Noble lets out the slightest grin and throws away his uncoiled wrist tape as we now fade away…
Just a few more kinks to kick out of the latest show, but have one more batch of online Exclusives for the byeweek. Hope all remain well until all that goes up
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Dat Offseason feedback


It’s been a while but as ever you’ve been doing an awesome job with this and I was really curious as to just exactly how you were gonna play around with the Offseason idea so here goes…

Of course it was gonna be Christian who kicked things off. The only real negative here is that because he’s just won the title, you know a feel good speech is coming and you’d wanna see it. It was a HUGE moment with Christian finally knocking Jericho off his perch, taking the championship and ‘saving’ AOW. If this were real life, would everybody have access to this? What with the Offseason being an Online show. When the REAL season returns, will we get a similar type thing for those who haven’t managed to catch up on the Offseason? Cos they’d wanna hear this I’m sure. Of course this is BTB, we’re all gonna read it lol, just something I thought about once you do get around to the next season.

Anyways the promo was as expected. Had that triumphant babyface feel about it and was spot on in that context. I’m glad you had him mention how he did turn on the fans and how he felt they turned on him. You can’t forget how big a deal that whole thing was at the time. Really liked the whole play on ‘hunger’ here. These guys who’ve stuck around for the Offseason don’t wanna stop, they wanna keep on rolling, rolling towards championships, to HIS championship. It was executed really well and made this Offseason out to be a pretty big deal.

Sandow, epic.

I won’t comment on the battle royal elimination by elimination, I’d be here all day but as ever with you, it delivered. You showcased your up and comers from OVW nicely, obviously Tarver in making the final four but also Gallows, Hero and Brodus all looked really impressive but at the same time you didn’t allow them to completely upstage the guys already on the roster which was the right move. Those who are already on the roster generally had decent showings bar one or two and you managed nicely to develop a couple of potential new feuds whilst the Offseason runs, Sydal/Doane and the Hooliganz/4D could be nice little feuds whilst you could certainly play on the Perez/Low Ki relationship. Must also say that the stretch of quick eliminations towards the end really upped the ante so to speak, enjoyed that thoroughly.

Awesome final four battle and you displayed all four men’s talents and ability beautifully. Really liked the way you portrayed Haas and how you played on the fact that this was a whole different side to him now not being a part of a tag team. Having the OVW factor was definitely the right call and Tarver’s come out of tonight looking LEGIT. Making it this far and then playing such a strong role in this battle also was great to see and he looked at ease with three guys on the main roster. Ending was fitting considering the battles we’ve seen Star and Noble have in the past and for Noble to earn himself a shot at the World Title, it’s something I don’t think we’d see in the ‘regular’ season at least not without a bit more building up, however that’s the beauty of what you’ve got on your hands here. You can allow a guy like Noble to go out there and steal the show like that and throw himself right into the title picture. Christian/Noble will be one hell of a contest and I can’t wait to see how you allow Noble to shine in what’s a huge career moment for him.

Obviously this wasn’t gonna be as story driven and loaded as your regular shows but for what it was you produced another really enjoyable read. I’m particularly liking the OVW focus, it’s got a bit of an NXT feel about it with them getting their opportunities to hang with the big boys and it’s exciting, really is. Christian/Noble wouldn’t have been what I expected coming out of this but the way you wrote it and used Noble throughout was sweet and it’ll no doubt deliver a fantastic match up come the next show. Good job my man, really well executed idea with this Offseason so far and looking forward to the next one.
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Spoiler for The Insufferable Genius:

We cut to who looks like Aaron Sandow, who is walking backstage after leaving the Lucky 28 Battle high and dry. He has on what we now know as his signature blue bathrobe-like attire, clutching a book in his hand. He is then approached somewhat hectically by backstage interviewer Torrie Wilson.

Wilson:
Hi, Aaron Sandow, is it? I’m Torrie Wilson and –

Sandow:
I know who you are, Miss Wilson. I don’t particularly care much for you, but I do know who you are.

Wilson:
Right…well right now, there’s twenty-seven men killing each other for a shot at the AOW World Heavyweight Championship in a match that you walked away from. You’re an OVW prospect. Do you think you did yourself any favors by walking away from that the way you did?

Sandow:
I care not if I did myself any favors in the eyes of you or those Louisville miscreants. No no, the only favor I did myself was I caught up on some reading while those other men are killing each other in a very animalistic manner.
~Sandow points to the big book he has in his hand

Wilson
:
But isn’t the AOW Championship what every man wants? Why would you give up a shot like that so early in your career?

Sandow:
The AOW Championship is very important to me, fair lass. But more important to me is enlightenment. And had I gone in that mosh pit of a match with those other wild dogs, I would have thrown away my dignity just to feast one night with the wolves. No, my dear. I value knowledge and the spread of it moreso than animalistic circuses. Besides – I am “Your Idol”. I will get my fair chance at that gold soon enough.

Wilson:
Do you have any words for the AOW Champion while you’re here?

Sandow:
As a matter of fact, I do. Christian Cage – I admire your journey, but I do not admire your mind, my good man. The word “Unprettier” is nowhere in the English language, yet you name a wrestling maneuver after it and perpetuate this nation that throwing something together like that makes it okay. No. You and these other rapscallions think you can make up words on a whim. You are not poets. You are not Renaissance minds. You are cattle. And your brains should all be wrangled into meat patties to continue to fatten up this morbidly obese country as soon as possible. Good day to you, you inexcusable ‘savior’ of nonsense.
~With that, Sandow throws his nose up and struts off as though he’s a snotty patron at an art museum, leaving Wilson somewhat bewildered



Spoiler for The Puerto Rican Disciplinarian:

We open to see who looks like Carlito Colon. Carlito is in an…er…interesting pair of swimming trunks and wearing nothing else. He enters into a small cottage looking room with no door, leaving us to hear what sounds like waves roaring in the background. We look across from ‘lito to see a man we are quite unfamiliar with…

Carlito:
Pops! What is it? Did ju’ call me?

Colon Sr.:
Yes. I did.
~Carlito throws up his shoulders

Carlito:
…and? Well? What do ju’ want? Carlito has a couple of hotties out there jus’ waiting for Carlito to get back. Some real Boricua booty –

Colon Sr.:
Enough about the ladies, hijo. I don’t wan’ to hear about it. I don’t like what ju’ve done in AOW so far.

Carlito:
What? Carlito is standing up for Puerto Rican pride, Papi. No more stereotypes ruining how people see Hispanic-Americans.

Colon Sr.:
No. Ju’ should not be fighting jour fellow Spanish man. Ju’ should be helping him. Uplifting him. Sticking together with each other.

Carlito:
Das not cool, Pops. None of them are cool like Carlito.

Colon Sr.:
An’ Carlito is not ‘cool’ until he apologizes to them.
~’lito scoffs

Carlito:
Que? Apologize? Carlito apologizes for nothing to anybody! Carlito does what he has to do to get to de top. Didn’t ju’ teach me that, Papi? Huh?

Colon Sr.:
No. I taught you to get to de top with respect and honor for your heritage. Not putting on some badge an’ armor an’ trying to be…what was it? A “Latino Savior”? What de hell is dat?

Carlito:
It’s Carlito.

Colon Sr.:
No. Es un montón de basura. It’s a load of garbage an’ ju’ know it, hijo. So until ju’ go back to de United States an’ AOW, you’re running de coconut stand.

Carlito:
What? Oh no, senior. Carlito came to Puerto Rico to relax an’ be a welcomed like the hero he is. Plus dis pec muscle is still bothering me.

Colon Sr.:
Good. Ju’ can exercise it with this machete on these fruits.
~Carly Colon Sr. takes the gigantic knife and sticks it in the hull of a coconut right in front of him and then tosses it quite unsafely at his son

Colon Sr.:
Ju’ need discipline. An’ I’m gonna make up for what I evidently didn’t do.

Carlito:
Ju’ can’t do this to Carlito! It’s not cool!

Colon Sr.:
Ju’ want not cool?
~Colon Sr. grabs something from behind the counter and suddenly lunges at Carlito with it and it turns out to be…a strap of leather!? Carly Colon Sr. is ‘disciplining’ his grown up son by spanking his bikini-clad ass in broad daylight!! Carlito dances around the hut, clutching to the machete-damaged-coconut in one hand and his stinging asscheecks in the other, screaming as he goes. Almost a shot straight out of Loony Toons, Colon Sr. leads Jr. right behind the stand

Colon Sr.:
Now ju’ stay there an’ ju’ think about how stupid you’ve made us all look!
~As if on cue, a pair of drop dead sexy Puerto Rican women in bikinis float by the entrance, only to see Carlito wincing and rubbing at his ass behind the counter

Woman:
What was all the noise? We heard screams and got scared.

Colon Sr.:
Ladies, please! Let us go outside. My son has taken over the coconut stand. Let me show you back to de hammock, eh?
~And Carlito’s father just puts his arms around both women, leading them out the door, leaving Carlito with an aching ass, still little clothes, and a machete that he can’t commit murder with

Carlito:
Dat…das definitely not cool.
~Carlito looks like a little kid in time out as he tries to pull the machete out of the coconut hull as we fade to black…




Spoiler for The Sydal/Kidman Chronicles Ep. VII: Pissed Off for Greatness:


We cut to the OVW locker room that seems to take place after or during the Lucky 27 Battle, Matt Sydal throwing something up against a wall. He throws his hands on his head and screams an anguished cry before sitting on a bench before the lockers. A presence seems to slink into the room to break the anguished silence…

Kidman:
You done?
~Sydal looks up to see Billy Kidman

Sydal
:
Billy! I could’ve done it tonight. This Offseason is my chance. And I could’ve had it. But Ken Doane…DAMN HIM!

Kidman:
He did a prick move.

Sydal:
That’s right he did. And after I’ve been trying my ass off for months, these OVW guys come here and show me up and they don’t even have official contracts yet, Billy! I’m below the bottom of the barrel! THIS IS BULLSHIT!!
~Sydal again gets uncharacteristically angry, crashing a fist against a locker wall

Kidman
:
Finally. You’re pissed off.

Sydal:
DAMN RIGHT I AM!...wait, why are you so glad I’m mad?

Kidman:
Because, Matt. You look like you’ve grown to me. You look like you finally got it.
~Sydal looks legitimately confused

Sydal
:
What do you mean?

Kidman:
I mean, kid, six months ago you would’ve just went around after a big loss with a smile on your face. You’re a naturally happy guy and I get that. But in this business, you kinda can’t do that.
~Kidman puts an arm around Sydal and the two sit back on the bench

Kidman
:
But a few months ago after you lost a shot at the Cruiserweight title, you were bummed. I knew then you had to be learning something. Of course you let your anger and your doubt get to you and depress you rather than drive you. But the look I see in your eyes right now? That’s the look you need. You’re angry. You’re finally angry. And not just angry at the world and placing blame. You’re angry enough to drive yourself.
~Sydal may be seeming to get it, but still looks confused

Sydal
:
I still don’t fully get it, Billy. How can me being angry be such a good thing?

Kidman:
Because, kid. You have to be pissed off to be successful in this business. You have to let your shortcomings and the anger that comes with them drive you to never wanna feel that way again. The examples are all around you, kid. Bryan Danielson? Do you see how pissed he’s been since the year started and how phenomenal he’s been day in and day out? What about CM Punk? You know how pissed he got when Muhammad Hassan took out Lance Storm? It fueled him enough to get that Dynasty title.
~Sydal nods his head, now maybe getting what Kidman’s getting at

Kidman
:
Hell, even the non-champs. Jamie Noble? Charlie Haas? Those guys are so mad at what they haven’t been able to achieve yet, they’re breakin’ out like you want to right now. And Christian? Hell, I think we all know how blazed with rage Christian’s been to drive him to the top. These guys didn’t point fingers. They just let how angry they are fuel them into something else.
~Sydal looks up

Sydal
:
I think I see it now…

Kidman:
You need to. In this business, you can’t get anywhere if you’re not pissed off. Because if you are, you’re settling. You’re calling yourself and accepting that you’re mediocre. If there’s something you want in this business, you’d better go take it. You can still be happy-go-lucky Matt Sydal. Just don’t be happy being stepped on Matt Sydal.

Sydal:
Yeah. I guess you’re right. And y’know what? The first thing I’m gonna do is show Ken Doane the new me.
~Sydal gives Billy a handshake before getting up and walking off, leaving Kidman to smirk to himself on finally getting to the young man…



Spoiler for Principles of Thieves:

We’re on the usual ‘newswire’ set, although like last time, there’s three men before us against the white wall. None of them look very pleased, but it’s not like they look pleased any other day of the week. Mercenaries, Inc. all have sour expressions on their face, but none more sour than Brent Albright, who is standing to our right. Burchill is on the left, his wild hair hanging in front of his face. Center stage for this one is Mercs spokesman, William Regal.

Regal:
CM Punk, I commend you on not just proving that you don’t have the guts you say you do, but for shaming everything both you and this promotion stands for.
~Regal fixes the tie he’s wearing, while Albright is trying not to lose his cool

Regal:
See Punk, you say you’ll gladly take on all comers and that your addition is to competition. You naming your very own ‘indy buddy’ Chris Hero as your Dynasty Championship opponent for next week shows me that that’s absolute bollucks.

Albright:
You and I both know it should be me, Punk! But you’re just afraid of the brutality the Mercenaries can unleash on you, aren’t you?

Regal:
Calm down, Albright. All will be well if you just calm down.
~Albright settles back, but still doesn’t look too happy

Regal:
This entire promotion is about honor, fighting spirit, and the heralds of war. You, CM Punk, have opted to shy away from your fighting spirit, break your honor, and not accept the terms of war by going on to face your best friend instead of the best man for the job himself – Brent Albright.
~Brent puffs his chest out

Regal:
See Punk, it was Brent Albright who had the best strategy and battle plan in that match, accumulating majestically when he actually eliminated you. That’s more than worthy of any other man to see this man’s worth, but no. You deny him that and instead look to retain your ‘indy nepotism’ by choosing an inferior opponent.

Albright:
And don’t act like Hero knows you, Punk. I know you too. You said it yourself – we were conditioned together. Right here in Louisville. But now I see you for what you are, Punk. You’re not a carrier of fighting spirit. You’re just some sucker who wants to keep that title.

Regal:
Indeed. And while I cannot personally rap you for wanting to keep that gold, I can rap you for not wanting to prove that you deserve it. But go ahead, Punk. Have your match with your little hoodrat friend. This won’t be the last time you hear from us.
~All three men stare a hole through the camera as we fade away…



Spoiler for DAT DOANE DUDE Hides No More:

We’re brought to a scene that looks like it took place before last week, with Ken Doane stepping out of a car and arriving at the Davis Arena. Doane has athletic gear on and throws on some sunglasses as he emerges from the car. A cameraman approaches Ken as he steps out with his duffle bag

Cameraman:
Ken Doane? Why are you here on the Offseason?

Doane:
Why do you think? Move, stick.

Cameraman:
Where have you been?

Doane:
Don’t worry about where I’ve been. I’m here now.

Cameraman:
I think a better question is where have you been? No one’s seen you since you took off after failing Chris Jerich –

Doane:
You don’t think I know what happened and why I left? You answered your own question.

Cameraman:
Um…no I haven’t. What question?

Doane:
The reason why I’m here in the Offseason is because Chris Jericho isn’t.

Cameraman:
Sooo…you’re still running?

Doane:
It’s not running. It’s skillfully dodging.
~Doane demonstrates this by faking a right and finally getting past the cameraman, who has to hustle to keep up

Cameraman:
So what do you plan to do when the Offseason’s over? You can’t hide from a guy like Jericho forever.
~Doane stops walking and turns to the camera, taking his shades off

Doane:
I think Chris Jericho has bigger things to worry about than me when the next season rolls around.
~Doane throws his shades back on and leaves the cameraman behind, opening the doors of the Davis Arena and walking inside as we fade away…


Spoiler for All-American Focus:

We’re brought to what looks like…the inside of a car? This segment looks like it’s being filmed from a dashcam, with three people visible in the shot – Nick Nameth in the driver’s seat, Jack Hagar riding shotgun, and a very pretty lady sitting in the back seat. She isn’t the blond we perhaps remember, but all three of them seem to be having a good time before they acknowledge the camera rolling

Nameth:
What’s up, America? This is your boys Nick Nameth and Jack Hagar and we’re goin’ on a little bit of a road trip!

Hagar:
Hey man, don’t forget about our special guest.

Nameth:
She’s not ‘our’ special guest. She’s more like your special guest but whatever.

Hagar:
That back there’s my awesome girlfriend, Catalina. Just like Nicky and I, she was made in America too.
~Catalina (the same Catalina that will become Hagar’s wife in a few short years) waves to the camera and smiles, not displaying much personality

Nameth
:
I mean, really, would you have chicks made any other way?

Hagar:
That’d be a sin.

Nameth:
A sin indeed. Seriously, though, we’re takin’ a bit of a road trip on down to Jersey to see if we can pick up that chick that just hasn’t stopped being on my mind. I mean, ever since This is Exile, I kidna can't stop thinkin' about her.

Hagar:
Yeah. She’s been on your mind so much, we almost lost matches. That and your temper.

Nameth:
Hey, hey, hey. When you say yes to a tag team, you accept it all. But that’s why me and Jacky here are like brothers.

Hagar:
American brothers.

Nameth:
Damn straight. But yeah, we’re takin’ a trip and spending our Offseason with, hopefully, a pair of awesome ladies. We got a number. We got an address. And now I’m about to see if I can get me an All-American blonde to go with my All-American charm.

Hagar:
And then you can focus, right?

Catalina:
Um…Nick, you kind of ran a stop sign back there.

Nameth:
We’re alive, aren’t we?
~No sooner do those words exit Nameth’s lips do the sounds of a police siren begin taking over the airwaves

Nameth
:
Aw shit…

Hagar:
Told you to stay focused, man.

Nameth:
Shut up! Alright. Everybody stay cool. No matter what, I won’t let anything – not even law enforcement – stop me from getting to that girl!
~Nameth looks a little strung out now, the car seemingly rolling to a stop along the side of the road

Hagar:
We should probably shut this off…
~Hagar reaches over and clicks around on the dashcam, shutting it off before we’re treated to an AOW roster member getting in traffic trouble…



Spoiler for Black America - Ep. II: Brooklyn:

We open very similarly to how the last episode began, Antonio Banks standing alongside a sidewalk and staring into the camera

Banks:
Welcome back, my brothas. This is “The Boondock Saint” Antonio Banks here with another edition of Black America. I’m still roamin’ the streets, tryin’ as hard as I can to get my brothas in arms to realize the oppression going on all over.
~Banks then holds up a slip of paper to the camera

Banks:
This here? This is thirty-nine names. You see this, Mick Foley? Paul Heyman? These are thirty-nine people who think y’all are discriminating against me and won’t give me the rematch or the airtime I deserve. One I get to a hundred, y’all can’t ignore that revolution no more, can you?
~Banks takes the camera and shows the Brooklyn Bridge

Banks:
It’s a beautiful sight, ain’t it? Such a gorgeous monument of oppression right here in our heartland. I’m in downtown Brooklyn, baby, and you ain’t gonna find anger black people than you got right here.
~As Banks says this, a young black couple walks by. Banks swarms them with his petition and a pen

Banks:
How y’all doin’ this evening? My name is Antonio Banks and I’m here to fight for the struggle. Will you sign this petition to raise your voice against workplace discrimination?

Man:
Um…do we have to?

Banks:
Only if you ain’t mad as hell, brotha.

Man:
As a matter of face…I’m not. We’re not all angry, you know.

Woman:
Yeah. Guys like you kinda make us all look bad. You look for problems when there really isn’t much –

Banks:
Oh come on, now! I know y’all can offer somethin’ to the struggle!

Man:
Sorry, “brotha”. I’m for the advancement of our peoples, not the backtracking.
~Banks is about to flip out on these two, but before he can do that, two very street-looking black men – one small, one quite thick - approach the three. They look somewhat familiar and raise a ruckus…

Man #2:
Yo yo yo yo yo yo yo yo yo!

Man #3:
Yo!

Men #2 & #3:
YO!

JTG:
What’s goin’ on, y’all? This ya boy JTG!

Shad:
And I’m Shad Gaspard, homie!

Man:
What do you guys want?

JTG:
Y’all don’t know who this man is? This is “The Boondock Saint” Antonio Banks here to fight the oppression of these streets, dawg. You ain’t down with that? You ain’t down with the advancement of your people through progress?

Shad:
You one of them self-hatin’ brothas?

Man:
No. Not at all.

JTG:
The black man don’t do nothin’ unless he’s angry. Shad? Take yo boots and make this man angry.
~Shad responds by taking his giant boot…and stepping on the man’s foot. There seems to be no reaction for a moment – even Banks is stumped. But then the black man just looks up, obviously vexed

Man:
…did you just step on my new kicks?

Woman:
Did this dude just step on your kicks, baby? You gon’ take that?

JTG:
Yeah. He did. An’ that makes you angry, don’t it?

Man:
Hell yeah it does!

JTG:
Then sign the petition, brotha! You too, sista! ‘cause what this man is tryin’ to fight is to prevent ‘The Man’ from ever steppin’ on black people’s shoes again!
~With that, both members of the couple promptly sign the petition and give Banks handshakes

Banks:
Where did you two come from…?

Shad:
You can’t be a wrestler ‘round these parts and not have us hear about you, maan. We heard all about your struggle. And we know all about the white man throwin’ us aside.

JTG:
Why you think we unemployed now? But we reppin’ Brooklyn for you, bro.

Banks:
Um…no. The two of y’all? Y’all some suckas if I’ve ever seen any. ‘preciate the help though.
~Banks folds up the petition and tucks it in his back pocket. Shad and JTG look at each other with surprised faces

JTG
:
So you just gon’ use us, insult us, and then leave us? Jus’ like that, homie?

Banks:
Yeah. Just like that. Maybe if y’all cleaned yourselves up a bit maybe you could come with me. But ‘til then…educate yourselves on the struggle, gentlemen.
~JTG and Shad take a look at themselves before looking up to see Banks already having walked away…

...and now a bare-bones preview after giving you so much to read




April 23rd, 2008

Davis Arena – Louisville, Kentucky

“Champion’s Choice”


.:Confirmed For Online Oblivion”:.

~AOW World Heavyweight Championship~

Christian Cage(c) v. Jamie Noble


PLUS…

~THREE Championships on the line~
*Champions Choice Matches*

~Double Jeopardy~
*AOW World Tag Team Championships AND Cruiserweight Championship*

Sons of the Dungeon(c) & Bryan Danielson(c) v. Low Jack & Aero Star

~AOW Dynasty Championship~
*Chris Hero Mainstream Debut*

CM Punk(c) v. Chris Hero


Show should hopefully be up by the end of the weekend. Until then, don't debate too hard about full v. recap shows
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April 23rd, 2008

Davis Arena – Louisville, Kentucky

“Champion’s Choice”


Quote:
*“Victim” by Eighteen Visions Package*

Fast forwarded footage of the normal OVW video package

So gimmie one

Eric Perez hits the La Critical

Good reason I should be forgiving you

Drew Galloway cranks back with the Scot Shock DDT

When I don’t care anyway

Johnny Jeter hits an Asai moonsault

So gimmie two

Brodus Murdoch roars while bursting through the curtain

Good reasons I should be forgiving you

Tarver cracks a Kill Shot

When I’m the victim today!

4D hits the impressive 4D Crush

And I feel like I’m the victim…

Perez raises the OVW title high…

…but the package suddenly distorts, the song sound like someone is screwing the needle off the record and melting it. The footage starts to dissipate, but is quickly replaced with footage more familiar to us…

Fight!

SWEET CHIN MUSIC!!

Fight!

WARRIOR’S WAY!!!

Fight!

MUSCLE BUSTER!!!

Fight!

SPEAR THROUGH THE TABLE!!

Fight!

619!!!

Fight!

UNPRETTIER!!

Fight!

GTS!!

Fight!

FIVE STAR FROG SPLASH!!!

*Final cymbal crash*

The new image of Christian hoisting the AOW Championship over his head from The Outer Limits


***

We’re brought right to the Davis Arena, the packed house of 3000+ cheering wildly for what should be a huge night. We don’t get any kind of rundown just yet from the commentary table, but we’re almost immediately greeted with the sound of a ringing bell. The OVW ring announcer then tells us that this first match is the Double Jeopardy Six-Man Tag match for both the AOW Tag Team and AOW Cruiserweight Championships!

“THE PROUD WARRIOR (LOW JACK REMIX)” bursts over the sound system, and right on through the black curtain comes the very odd couple pairing of Low Jack - Jack Evans and Low Ki. Jack Evans is doing his usual jiving and jiggin’, but Low Ki has to roam over and tap him on the shoulder. Evans lets out a sigh and goes down the ramp not exactly dancing, but still moving to the beat a little bit.


Steve Romero:
Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the second edition of AOW Online Oblivion! I’m Steve Romero here alongside Mike “The Miz” Mizanin to bring you an absolutely explosive night that will actually haven no commercial breaks!

Miz:
That’s right, baby, we’re goin’ a whole hour uninterrupted today! We’ve got three huge title matches, four titles on the line, and we’re gonna kick it off with a huge double dose of gold!

Steve Romero:
That’s right, Miz, as you see Low Jack coming to the ring, we’re gonna kick off with a match set up by the ‘Champion’s Choice’. For those unaware, for the entirety of the Offseason, each AOW Champion will receive one title match against anyone of their choosing and three of the champs chose tonight.

Miz:
Chose? More like had to. Y’know, Danielson and the Sons of the Dungeon should consider themselves cowards. They don’t wanna defend the gold head-to-head with their opponents? What kind of crap is that?

Not long after The Miz calls out my booking, “SIN LIMITES” hits the threshold and gives way to the luchador sensation that is Aero Star. Star bursts through the curtain to a wild pop, saluting the crowd and then running down the aisle, swinging on a steel post and saluting again. He climbs that turnbuckle to play to the crowd some more before “The Blue Blur” gets into the ring with his two partners. He shakes hands with the equally silent Low Ki before sharing a more complicated handshake with the jivin’ Jack E.

A slight hush comes over before “EXECUTORS OF EXCELLENCE” begins to chime, the iconic guitar riff leading it off and building it to a pop. The AOW World Tag Team Champions the Sons of the Dungeon walk on through the curtain now, pure determined looks in their eyes and downright mechanical walking motions make their way to the ring. They wait at the end of the aisle for the final man…

…who comes down to the biggest pop of the six men to “FINAL COUNTDOWN”, as Bryan Danielson comes on through with a finger held high and his Cruiserweight Championship around his waist. His maroon hood comes off to take in his huge reception, his broken orbital bone looking much better this go ‘round than it ever has. He meets his partners at the base of the aisle before all three slide in and hand their titles to the zebra. All three champions approach their challengers and shake their hands, nothing but respect between these six men


~Double Jeopardy~
*AOW World Tag Team Championships & Cruiserweight Championship*
Sons of the Dungeon(c) & Bryan Danielson (c) v. Low Jack & Aero Star


The first six minutes of this contest sees back and forth tagging between all those involved, but a curious thing goes on that whenever Danielson tags in, Low Jack is always sure to make Aero Star the legal man as quickly as possible. Likewise, whenever Star becomes legal, Danielson is tagged in by the champs, keeping everyone’s respective challengers with them in the ring at all times. This very honorable system is put together with lots of mat-based cruiserweight action given the parties involved. We pick up in the seventh minute of action, where Bryan Danielson is going for the LEBELL LOCK, but Star rolls on his head out of it and keeps rolling to have his legs spring off the ropes…HANDSPRING ELBOW!! Danielson is caught up with Star’s high octane offense, getting him a cover – 1…2…NO!!

Danielson looks to quickly regroup, but he gets up to see Star springing off the ropes. He ducks underneath Danielson’s clothesline attempt, only to springboard off the second rope…AND HITS DANIELSON WITH A SPRINGBOARD STANDING MOONSAULT!! The unorthodoxed cover has Danielson scurrying beneath Star – 1…2…3-NO!! Danielson throws his legs up and forces Star off at the last second!

AmDrag retreats to an corner where he tries to regain himself, but once again, Star is right on his tail. He jumps at Danielson and pushes off of his chest before coming right back with an enzeguiri – TIGER MASK KICK – NO!! Danielson has Japanese experience and has faced Star before, grabbing Star’s leg and twisting it around…DRAGON SCREW!! Danielson holds onto the angle and transitions this almost seamlessly into what looks like a Boston Crab or cloverleaf attempt, but Star wriggles around so he can’t lock it in…before pulling Danielson in with a small package – 1…2…NO!! Danielson breaks free and comes back at the still grounded Star, getting a jackknife cover on him – 1…2…NO!! Star throws his legs up now!

But the keen Danielson again grabs hold of the legs and prepares to tilt Star back…CATAPULT…NO!! Star catches himself on the second rope and leaps back, going for the SECOND ROPE CROSSBODY…DROPKICKED OUT OF MIDAIR!! Danielson sees the move coming and sends his feet right into the ribs of his lucha foe – 1…2…NO!! Star still has life!

Danielson wants to recover some more, so he drags Star over to his corner and tags in Harry Smith. The crowd greets him somewhat warmly, as Danielson Irish whips Star into the ropes and sends him rebounding towards the ready Smith…who lets gravity do the work with a FREE FALL DROP!! Smith drops for the cover, looking into the opposing corner while he does – 1…2…NO!! As Star kicks out, Low Jack seems to get the message that those ‘honorable tags’ probably won’t happen anymore as people get worn down. Ki even vocalizes an “okay” and whispers to Jack the potential new revelation.

The much larger Smith now takes Star and whips him into the ropes, only for Star to slide between his open legs. As he does this, he picks Smith’s ankle, causing him to fall forward. Star then rolls along Smith’s back and gets him in a modified headlock before pulling a little closer to his corner…and tagging in Jack Evans! Star keeps Smith on his stomach, Evans leaping in using the rope as leverage…TOPE ATOMICO TO THE SPINE!! Star gets the tag challengers back in this thing, as Evans now rolls Smith over – 1…2…NO!! More life for the champions!

Jack E has to deliver a quick knee to Smith’s ribs before trying to get him up, but the still larger and stronger Smith manages to take Evans by the midsection and RAM him into his corner. While pinning him between shoulder and steel post, TJ Wilson tags Smith on the back and becomes the legal man. Smith rams a shoulder block in the gut quickly, while Wilson takes Evans’ head and leaps over the top rope…A CLEAN LEAP ONE-HANDED BULLDOG!! Evans hits the canvas hard, Wilson now going for a cover – 1…2…NO!! Evans still has life.

Wilson then tries to drain some life out of Jack with a chinlock and some bodyscissors. It doesn’t take long for the crowd to start capping and getting the white rapper back into this thing, but he’s having a hard time trying to lift himself off the canvas. He finally manages to do so with Wilson on his back…AND HITS AN ATOMIC DROP!! A cruiserweight atomic drop is impressive, but after Evans regains his balance for a moment he shows what he’s good for…AND HIS THE HIP HOP LEG DROP!! The break dancing move catches Wilson right across the neck and gets the crowd cheering, Evans looking for another big cover here – 1…2…3-NO!! Wilson keeps his titles where they are!

Evans now takes Wilson and whips him into an empty corner, but when he rushes to meet him, Wilson hits him with a boot to the face. Evans stumbles away and gives Wilson time to set him up in a grapple…SWINGING FISHERMAN’S NECKBREAKER!! Evans is packaged up and dropped on his neck, Wilson with a big cover here – 1…2…3-NO!! Jack won’t stay down! Slightly frustrated at that one, Wilson heads back to his corner where he tags in Bryan Danielson. The two whip Evans into the ropes and then strike him with double elbows on the rebound. Danielson with another lateral press – 1…2…3-NO!! Evans will not go down here.

The champions’ corner is noticeably getting quite respectfully frustrated. Danielson delivers a quick knee to Evans’ midsection before whipping him into an empty corner. But before Evans hits, he leaps onto the middle rope and leaps back…a very Christian-like SPRINGBOARD SUNSET PIN…but Danielson rolls through it, leaving Evans in a prone sitting position…AND SMACKS A DEVASTATING SHOOT KICK AGAINST HIS HEAD!! Evans could be out like a light here – 1…2…3-NO!! Evans shows plenty of heart on the kickout!!

Danielson sees how much he’s gonna have to put into this to retain his gold, picking up the limp Evans and perhaps trying now for a TIGER SUPLEX…NO!! Evans rolls forward for a WHEELBARROW VCITORY ROLL – 1…2…3-NO!! Danielson uncoils at the very last second! The two get back to their feet, but Evans is very slow to do so, still disoriented. Even so, Danielson charges at him…only to get caught in a STANDING HURRACANRANA!! Evans keeps his shoulder’s beneath him and grabs a leg – 1….2…3-NO!! Evans again almost catches everyone by complete surprise! Jack has to recover from the move on his knees, which the recovering Danielson notices. He goes for the signature SHOOT KICK…but Evans sees it coming and ducks, grabbing Danielson from behind once again with a SCHOOL BOY – 1…2…3…NO!!! At the last second!

The cruiserweight pace is being quickened here, Danielson once again charging somewhat blindly at his opponent. This time, Evans hits a low dropkick that takes Danielson’s legs from under him and sends him HEAD FIRST into the challengers’ corner. As he situates himself, he sees Evans coming at him with a cartwheel…and into a STINGER SPLASH!! Evans throws his entire body up against Danielson’s!! This leads to the tag in to Low Ki, who almost rushes into the opposing corner, but he stops about halfway there. Evans stays pressed up against Danielson’s body, keeping him pinned and vertical as Ki hits a cartwheel now…INTO THE TIDAL WAVE!! THE CARTWHEEL JUMPING KICK CONNECTS!! Danielson drops like a stone to the tag team prowess, Ki having to drag Danielson out of the corner – 1…2…3-NO!! Danielson shows some serious fight!

But Ki isn’t done with his furious kicks yet. As Danielson gets to his feet, he does so on one knee, prompting Ki to hit him with a pair of SHOOT KICKS to the chest…before backing away…pounding the canvas…powering up…AND AIMING FOR THE ROUNDHOUSE TO THE HEAD…but Danielson ducks it and grapples Ki around the midsection…PERFECT GERMAN SUPLEX!! But Danielson’s gotten hit hard the last few minutes and can’t maintain a bridge nor can he cover Ki in any real way. Both men are down with the crowd trying desperately to charge them up and get them to their corners.

It’s Danielson who gets to his corner first, tagging in TJ Wilson. But Ki looks back and sees Wilson come in…and doesn’t try to tag out. He stops dragging himself towards his corner and looks at Wilson before rolling over to his back and then KIPPING UP!! What’s this all about? Steve Romero reminds us of the pair of encounters these two have had – once at World Ablaze and then again in the first round of the Trios Tournament and how eager they always are to face one another. Aero Star seems somewhat confused in his corner, but Jack Evans puts a hand on his shoulder to pretty much tell him that ‘it’s cool, dawg’. Ki cracks his neck and intimidatingly shakes off the German he just ate with a warrior’s grin etched on his face. Wilson gets a smirk as well, shaking his legs out and cracking his knuckles.

The two approach center ring and lock up before Ki wraps Wilson up in an arm wrench. Wilson counters by athletically twisting out of it and rolling along the ground to twist Ki into one. Ki gets out of this by taking Wilson over with an arm drag, only for that to be followed by Wilson getting an arm drag of his own. Ki charges back at Wilson, only to eat a nifty BACK KICK to the gut that stunts him enough for Wilson to hit Ki with a standing SHOOT KICK TO THE MIDSECTION! Ki takes it but doesn’t flinch much, answering right back with a SHOOT KICK of his own! Wilson grimaces, but then shoots back with ANOTHER SHOOT KICK. Wilson again sells the blow, but then fires right back WITH ANOTHER SHOOT KICK! These two are just exchanging kicks like nobody’s business!! The kicks quicken up to a pace that the Davis Arena starts getting involved on each blow, cheering for both men, to the point where Wilson and Ki hit each other with kicks at the same time and both drop to a knee, the crowd getting on their feet and giving these two fierce cruiserweights an enormous ovation for their ridiculous stalemate.

Even so, Ki is the first man to recover and he looks to perhaps cap it all off with one more ROUNDHOUSE TO THE SKULL…Wilson flinches and looks to block…but it was a feint, allowing Ki to reposition his kick…SWITCHBLADE KICK!! The roundhouse feint kick clocks Wilson in the back of the head!! He’s down on the canvas now, Low Ki possibly tricking Wilson into winning the titles – 1…2…3-NO!! Wilson won’t go down on that! Ki rubs at his bald head for a moment, not liking that that wasn’t three. He then takes the stunned Wilson and tries to throw him into the ropes, but Wilson doesn’t rebound, instead holding onto the ropes. Ki charges at him, only for Wilson to hit him with the BACKFLIP KICK that sends Wilson right to the apron. Ki is stunned, his back turned to Wilson. When he drifts back around, he only does so to see Wilson springboarding and flying right back at him…SPRINGBOARD BLOCKBUSTER NECKBREAKER!! A SPRINGBOARD CODE BLUE!! Wilson has to shake the cobwebs out of his head for a quick second as the crowd roars along, Wilson now laying Ki out for the lateral press – 1…2…3…NO!!! LOW KI JUST THROWS A SHOULDER UP!!

The Davis Arena is still buzzing from the sequence they just saw from these two impressive men, but even caught up in the joy of facing Low Ki again, Wilson knows his tag titles mean more. He opts to drag Ki into his corner once again and tag in Harry Smith. Wilson holds Ki steady and whips him into the ropes and he rebounds coming right back at Harry…who chunks Ki over with a sick BELLY TO BELLY TOSS!! Smith goes for a hard cover – 1…2…3-NO!! Ki manages to kickout! Smith doesn’t waste any time after that, continuing to soften Ki up by lifting him for a suplex and having it delay for a while, displaying his great strength before dropping him flat. Smith tries again for a cover – 1…2…NO!! Ki stays alive!

Smith looks a tad frustrated at this now, but he stays on his challenger and doesn’t give him much time to recover. Instead, he takes both of Ki’s educated legs and sticks a leg through…could he be going for it…SHARPSHOOTER!! SHARPSHOOTER!! SMITH HAS THE SHARPSHOOTER IN ON KI!! The Davis Arena is losing their mind here, as the champions could retain their gold if Ki taps out!! Ki is doing his damndest to grit his teeth and hold on, this much more massive man possibly doing him in via submission. Evans and Star are trying their hardest to get Ki through this, stomping on the apron and beating on the paddings to help pump him up. Ki does eventually get the strength to push himself up, walking on his palms to try and crawl to a rope…and he gets there!!

Smith stays respectable and lets go of the hold immediately, giving Ki some space to get back to his feet. The Warrior tends to his back as he gets back up, only to see Smith charging full-speed at him… KOPPOU KICK!! The rolling wheel kick from Low Ki drills Smith right in the face and gives him the gusto to roll towards his corner…and tag in Aero Star! Star immediately jumps in and rushes at the recovering Smith, only to DROPKICK HIM IN THE FACE!! Smith tries to get up again, Star again rushing and hitting him with another low dropkick to the face!! The tempo is quickening now, Smith a little woozy on his feet this time as Star rushes at him and coils around his arms before pulling him down…CRUCIFIX PIN – 1…2…3-NO!! Smith keeps three men’s championships where they are!

Star keeps the upped pace going even more, rolling to the apron on the kickout and waiting for Smith to get up…EAGLE SPREAD SPRINGBOARD CROSSBODY…TILT-A-WHIRL BACKBREAKER!! Smith twists Star in his arms on contact and breaks Star across his knee for an incredible counter cover – 1…2…3…NO!! Star somehow stays alive!! The luchador is still in, but he’s weary, leaving Smith room to take him and hoist him on his shoulders…RUNNING POWERSLAM COMING…but Star wriggles off…and front dropkicks Smith right in the back, sending him out of the ring!! Smith can barely maintain his balance when he’s forced outside, looking back at Aero Star charging…TOPE TORPEDO!! Aero Star turns his entire body into a bullet right into the chest of the big man!

With both legal men outside the ring, now the four remaining parties storm the ring, as Danielson aggressively enters and is cut off by Low Ki. Those two kick off a small brawl and when Wilson and Evans enter to possibly stop them, they too enter a scuffle. The zebra tries to restore order with those men as things start getting out of hand a little. They restore order to themselves when Ki manages to send Danielson over the top rope to the floor and goes for a PLANCHA…but Danielson sidesteps!! Ki crashes and burns! Meanwhile, TJ Wilson misses a roundhouse attempt on Jack Evans, only to dropkick him through the ropes and fall outside. Danielson roams over to try and help his partner get to his feet, but as he helps him up, Jack Evans launches himself up over the top rope…PLANCHA CORKSCREW MOONSAULT!! The incredibly agile Evans dives onto both Wilson and Danielson!!

All hands are clear now, leaving Aero Star to slide Smith back into the ring. The big man is down and weary, leading Star to get clearance to go to the top rope. The crowd is on their feet as they know what might be coming. Clear for takeoff, it’s time for the AERO STAR PRESS…NO!! Smith gets up at the last second to jam the move, clubbing Star on his spine to stop him on the top rope. Smith then positions himself under Star taking him in a POWERBOMB POSITION…but Star keeps fighting back, punching at Smith’s head to try for a way out. As he does so, Smith actually climbs up to the second rope with Star still in position, lifting him up with him. Smith keeps the grip and leaps…SECOND ROPE POWERBOMB!! The crowd ignites as the young luchador is absolutely DRILLED into the canvas and folded like an accordion, Smith now taking Aero and laying him flat for the cover – 1…2…3…!!!

Winners and STILL AOW World Tag Team Champions and STILL Cruiserweight Champion: Sons of the Dungeon & Bryan Danielson at (20:58)

And it’s over! Every champion keeps his title in this hard fought contest, Harry Smith going out of his way to peel Aero Star off the canvas. He holds Star up on his hip before leaning him up against a corner. Outside the ring, the four men who were pinballing each other a moment ago are to their feet, Danielson and Wilson sliding into the ring to each get their share of the retained treasure. The Davis Arena is giving all the men involved a wonderful ovation as they share a three-man hug


Steve Romero:
An absolutely incredible six-man contest there to keep all the titles where they stand!

Miz:
The higher you fly, the faster you fall, and I think Aero Star learned that the hardest way you possibly could.

Steve Romero:
Yeah, but did you see the unbridled sportsmanship between each of these competitors? This match wasn’t about hate, it was about respect and competition. It wasn’t about being the better man, it was about –

Miz:
It was about being CHAMPION, Steve. I’m sure if JBL were here, he’d harp on how good a fight the losers put up, but in the end, the straps stay where they are. That’s what matters.

Steve Romero:
I’m glad you can think for yourself, Miz. But believe it or not, folks, this was just the curtain jerker, the appetizer for the rest of what should be an incredible night!

Miz:
That’s right, because we’ve got the one-on-one debut of one of the most hyped guys to ever go through development – a guy named Chris Hero. He’s probably not worth the hype, nor has he done anything to remotely earn a Dynasty Championship opportunity, but he’s got one.

Steve Romero:
Way to sell it, Miz. But indeed, Hero faces his best friend in CM Punk for one of the more controversial title defenses we’ve had in AOW. Chris Hero makes his debut, but later on tonight, we’ve got a huge AOW World Heavyweight Championship contest!

Miz:
I hope Christian’s ready for a fight.

Steve Romero:
Indeed he’d better because he’s gonna get the Pitbull, Jamie Noble! Two men who have spent their thirteen years in wrestling two very different ways will meet in our main event – the AOW World Heavyweight Championship on the line. Christian Cage defends for the first time ever against Jamie “Freakin’” Noble.


~Backstage, office area…


We get a look around a professional looking room, only to see AOW Commissioner Al Snow leaning on his desk. He’s talking to somebody off camera, but we can’t see who they are. Before long, the two members of 4D, Justin Gabriel and Steve Lewington, stroll into the room. They both seem very easy going and even shake hands with Al before he continues.


Snow:
Hey guys. I asked you to come in because I had somethin’ special for you.

Lewington:
Can we get that shot at the OVW Tag Team Championships?

Snow:
I can’t quite give you that just yet but I got something that just might be better. See, all this hype about AOW meeting OVW and with stuff like CM Punk taking on Chris Hero later tonight, I just wanna have as many of you OVW guys get in the ring with AOW guys as I can. Whaddya say?

Gabriel:
Well, Al, what do you say?

Snow:
I say hell yeah!

Lewington:
Alright then! So where do we fit into that?

Snow:
I want you guys to meet your opponents for May 7th, our next show.
~Lewington and Gabriel look off in the direction that Snow was talking to offscreen earlier…only to see both members of the Hooliganz, Paul London and Brian Kendrick, sneak in with big goofy grins on their faces. Kentucky lets out a good pop

Snow:
You guys are goin’ two-on-two with the Hooliganz!
~Another big pop from beyond the walls

Snow:
I can see it now – the Unreal Athletes vs. the Looniest in the Bin! I love it!
~Evidently, so do the Hooliganz, who haven’t done anything but grin goofily since they entered the frame. It’s almost getting creepy by this point…

Lewington:
We look forward to see you two next week, blokes.

Both members of 4D stick out hands, both of them very eager to greet the veteran tag team…but the ‘ganz literally just sit there and grin eerily back. An awkward silence takes over the room, as 4D take their hands back in that awkwardness and look to Al for help. Snow doesn’t really know what to tell them. They nod towards the ‘ganz before exiting the screen

Snow:
What was that for? Don’t be scaring my rookies!
~London and Kendrick keep their ridiculous smiles still on their face and lean in close to Al

Snow:
I gotta…go…somewhere. Be here in two weeks.
~Snow dives out of the scene, leaving us with two freaky looking guys with their creepy/goofy grins all over their face…before they both erupt with laughter

London:
It’s fun messin’ with people, isn’t it?

Kendrick:
Oh yeah!
~The two share a high five before they get a little more serious

Kendrick:
Sooo…what’s the plan against 4D in a few weeks?
~London wrinkles his brow and scratches at his chin

London:
…grin and bear it?

Kendrick:
…OK!
~The Hooliganz then shrug their shoulders before the scene fades away…


~Back to ringside…


A somewhat unfamiliar theme goes over the sound system, described only as the theme that was evidently played in Chris Hero’s hype packages in OVW. “CHRIS IS AWESOME” is the tune, as the hip-hop beat gives way to the man known as That Knockout Kid, Chris Hero. He’s met with a lukewarm reception based on no one still knowing too much about him, but with his “CH” Superman shirt and green tights on we get some idea. Hero slaps hands with a few of the front row peeps before sliding into the ring and throwing up some hands to play to the crowd a little bit more. He then turns to the cameraman on the outside of the ring and throws an elbow towards it, stopping right before hitting it.

Hero is talking into the lens but is interrupted by a pop that dwarfs his own, as “MISERE CANTARE” hits now, the crowd roaring for the Second City Saint and Dynasty Champion, CM Punk. There’s actually quite a few people trying to rally up noise in rhythm with Punk’s theme, Punk seemingly appreciating the gesture. He slides into the ring and holds his title high as he plays to the crowd for a moment before handing the gold to the referee. Punk then has a staredown with Chris Hero, the two friends smirking up a storm as they come face-to-face. Some words are exchanged but we’re not sure exactly what they are. Whatever they are, both men shake hands and retreat to opposite corners. Hero takes off his shirt and chunks it at ringside.


~AOW Dynasty Championship~
CM Punk(c) v. Chris Hero


The two best friends begin the contest with a very indy feel, mat based contest for the first few minutes that could also be described as ‘tit for tat’. The two continue this after four minutes of groundwork, Punk wrapping Hero up in a hammerlock only for Hero to bend his way out of it, wrench Punk’s arm, and wrench him in a hammerlock. The Davis Arena crowd appreciates this display of technicality, but when Punk struggles to break the lock, Hero turns the hammerlock into an attempted ripcord, twist Punk around AND LAUNCHES AN ELBOW AT HIS HEAD – but Punk ducks it and has to sit against the ropes to recuperate.

The crowd ‘ooohs’ as Punk almost got his head taken off there, but Punk seems to know Hero’s move ahead of time. He even applauds him while propped up against the ropes for nearly finishing him a few minutes in. The equally arrogant Hero then takes a slight bow to Punk’s false applause. These two are obviously having fun in the opening moments, the crowd throwing a cheer for their attitudes even being tit-for-tat.

The two look to execute another lock-up, but it’s quickly broken when Hero lands a solid right hand to the jaw. Punk retaliates with a right hand of his own, his rocking Hero to the point where he delivers another, followed by a hard forearm before whipping him across the ring. On the rebound, Punk lifts a knee and hits Hero with a nice kitchen sink, getting a cover – 1…2…NO!! Hero has more to give. Punk brings him back to his feet, but Hero springs out with a boot to Punk’s gut before taking him over with a snapmare and DROPKICKING PUNK IN THE HEAD!! A direct blow as Hero now with a cover – 1…2…NO!! It’s Punk’s turn to kick out quickly.

Hero doesn’t let up on Punk after that, not letting him get to his feet and trapping him in a rear chinlock. The crowd claps and tries to get Punk back into things after several seconds of being worn down, Punk able to get back to his feet and drive a pair of elbows into Hero’s gut. This creates some space for Punk to bounce off the ropes, but Hero follows Punk as he tries to rebound…INSIDE ELBOW!! The savvy Hero clocks Punk along the jawline with a hard elbow, stunning him enough for Hero to whip him into the opposite ropes. Hero then rushes and bounces off the adjacent ropes, almost as if he might be going for Monty Brown’s “Pounce”…BUT DRILLS PUNK IN THE HEAD WITH THE MAFIA KICK!! Punk goes down hard, Hero with a big cover here – 1…2…3-NO!! Punk still has much life!

Hero pushes his hair out of his face and stalks Punk for a little while, the Davis Arena perhaps surprised at the offense of Hero in his debut. He launches himself at Punk once he’s vertical, but Punk sidesteps him and sends him bouncing off the ropes…SCOOP POWERSLAM!! Punk pulls up a leg – 1…2…3-NO!! Hero still has fight in him! It’s Punk’s turn to try and wear down his friend, wrapping both his legs in a figure four around Hero’s neck. This variation of grounded headscissors cuts off much of the oxygen to Hero’s brain, the newly signed star having much trouble staying in things. After almost a minute in the hold, Hero starts fading, but the crowd tries to bring him right back into things. He gets enough in him to at least roll onto his stomach and push himself up…before popping out of Punk’s legs and immediately going to Punk’s head…AND LOCKS IN A CRAVATE…but Punk scurries to the ropes!

The Davis Arena may not be completely familiar with that move either, but Punk’s been friends with Hero long enough to perhaps know the danger. Hero lets Punk out of the move right away, but rips his hands away out of frustration. He backs away to give Punk space to get to his feet, but the aggressive Hero rushes at Punk, only to be LIFTED UP…and onto the apron. The taller Hero shows some balance there, throwing a shoulder between the middle ropes to hit Punk in the gut. As the champion doubles over, Hero looks to leap for a SUNSET FLIP…ROUNDHOUSE!! PUNK NAILS HERO WITH A ROUNDHOUSE!! The eager new signee is cracked in the jaw in mid-move and sent straight to the floor!!

Louisville pops big for Punk getting back into things with a big move there, Punk having to crawl out of the ring and get Hero. He rolls him back in and springs after him, looking for the finishing fall - 1…2…3-NO!! The Knockout Kid manages to get out of one of Punk’s bigger moves! Perhaps the fall to the outside gave him time to recuperate, but regardless, he’s very groggy. This leads Punk to take him up and get in the double underhooks…DOUBLE UNDERHOOK BACKBREAKER!! The lanky Hero gets his back destroyed and screams in pain, Punk laying him flat and a lateral press – 1…2…3-NO!! Hero keeps himself in this!

Punk shows a little bit of frustration, but he does so by patting Hero on the head, almost as if congratulating his friend for irking him so much. Chris gets to his feet on his own, although still dazed, allowing Punk to nail him with a pair of backhand chops and then a SPINNING BACK CHOP that knocks him off balance. Punk stops his foe from falling by catching him in a front headlock, setting up for a suplex…but Hero stops him! He tries again, but Hero hooks the leg and jams it once more. Hero then takes Punk up for a suplex of his own…CRASH LANDING!! THE ROLLING RELEASE SUPLEX CONNECTS!! An impressive move indeed, Hero wasting no time after the move is hit to set his feet and jump up…and come back on top of Punk with the STANDING SENTON!! An excellent combo, but Hero has to stop and tend the small of his back that got hit with a backbreaker moments before. He lays Punk flat again and tries to hook a leg – 1…2…3-NO!! Punk stays alive!

The champion damn near lost it there, surprised by the offensive flurry. He tries to shake the cobwebs out, Hero running his fingers through his hair in a little frustration before taking Punk and slinging him into a corner. Hero follows up by rushing Punk…AND HITTING HIM WITH THE FLYING WING!! Hero’s version of the leaping corner clothesline crashes against Punk’s body, Hero now taking the still groggy Punk by the hair and perhaps looking drag him in the opposite corner to do it again. But Punk stops this by reversing the grip and forcing Hero into the corner, his head bouncing against the protective padding. Punk takes a few steps back…CORNER HIGH KNEE STRIKE!!

Punk takes a second to accent his cocky flair and rub it in his friend’s face, telling him “it’s wrestling, bro” in reference to last week before finishing the combo with the CORNER BULLDOG!! The second Punk hits the canvas with Hero, he rolls towards the apron and lies in wait, Hero taking longer to get to his feet. The crowd buzzes as Punk leaps…SPRINGBOARD CLOTHESLINE!! Hero is down and out, but Punk now signals for the absolute end when he puts his hands together and puts them to his ear. It’s time to finish things!! Punk turns to a crouch, waiting on Hero to drift back to his feet. He does and goes right into Punk’s clutches as the crowd starts to buzz considerably…GO TO SLEEP TIME…BUT PUNK’S STRUCK IN THE BACK OF THE HEAD BY BRENT ALBRIGHT!!

Winner: No Contest
at (12:32)

Goose Mahoney says it’s a no contest because William Regal and Paul Burchill have also assaulted Chris Hero!! Mercenaries, Inc. have stormed the ring and interrupted the Dynasty Championship match!! The crowd is throwing a huge array of heat, all three men just laying into these two best friends. Burchill and Regal take Hero’s limp body and chunk him over the ropes and send him tumbling to the floor, leaving the Trios Tournament Champions alone in the ring with one CM Punk.

Albright is driving boots into Punk’s ribs in the corner before he and Burchill drag him out. Regal just stares at them with authority before he tells them to “put him down”. Alright then takes Punk by the legs while Burchill goes over to the second rope of a corner. Albright rears back for the catapult....Burchill leaps with the lariat…MERCY KILL!! MERCY KILL CONNECTING ON PUNK!! The Dynasty Champion is beheaded and folded in half! He lies motionless at the feet of the terrible threesome before him…but Brent Albright isn’t done. He shoots low and grabs Punk’s arm and locks him in the Crowbar!!

Punk is screaming in pain through his lost consciousness, his arm about to be ripped right off. It takes Regal grabbing the youth by the neck and pulling him off of Punk to finally stop him. Albright’s rage is noted, as is Burchill’s intensity and Regal’s prowess. Regal doesn’t reprimand the youngest stable member, instead, giving him a couple of slaps on the back. The crowd is still throwing an incredible amount of heat at these three men, but they don’t seem to mind. As they go to leave the ring, Albright turns back to Punk’s carcass and screams “Don’t overlook us, Punk! Don’t overlook ANY of us!” Almost as quickly as they appeared, Mercs Inc. head back to the shadows from whence they came…


~Backstage, locker room area…


We head to the locker room, where we see the trio of Billy Kidman, Matt Sydal, and Kofi Kingston all in non-competitive attire and talking a bit. Kidman pats Kingston on the shoulder, while Sydal gives him a handshake and the two head out. As Kingston turns around to perhaps get something from his locker, an ominous black overcoat slinks into the room…


Black:
Kofi Kingston.
~Kingston looks behind him to see none other than Tyler Black, also in non-competitive digs, but still with his big black longcoat

Kingston:
Tyler Black. Whatchu want, boy?

Black:
I just came to say that it’s a new season. It’s a new day. And I fully expect you to stay out of my way. I’ve already bested you twice. No need to embarrass you again.

Kingston:
…is that it? You come tryin’ to intimidate me?

Black:
Intimidate? No, Kofi. I came to warn you. See, you and I are gonna have this constant thread between us for our entire careers. I wanna cut that right now. Because I’ve proved I’m better than you. And besides – I have straps of leather and gold in my future.

Kingston:
What? An’ you t’ink I don’t? You must take me as fool, boy.
~Kingston lets out a tropical chuckle

Kingston:
You can talk about all your philosophical nonsense all you want. But Kofi Kingston’s never gonna back down from anyt’ing. Not from you. Not from gold. Not for anyt’ing.
~The two have a close face-off only for Black to now have a chuckle…

Black
:
Good. When I shook your hand at the end of our last match, I expected nothing less from you. You didn’t disappoint. But I’ll be clear. You can be as determinant as you want and I’ll respect you for that. But just stay out of my way. You and me are on two different levels.
~The two have another stareoff for just a moment before Kingston moves past Black and on out the door. Black is the only guy left in the scene, looking behind him with his stringy locks dangling over his face as we fade away…


~Back at ringside…



Steve Romero:
An interesting exchange there between two men who broke into the pro wrestling world ranks on the same exact day and tore the house down. Their debut match was actually recently added to the aohdubya.com War Archives feature, so after this edition of Online Oblivion, if you want, you can go there and watch Kofi Kingston vs. Tyler Black.

Miz:
Yeah, but only if you have a solid half hour to spare.

Steve Romero:
Indeed, those two pulled everything out of each other for twenty-five minutes. But speaking of debuts, I think Chris Hero just had one that I think he’d maybe like to forget

Miz:
Forget? He got rocked so hard by Mercs, Inc. that he might not remember at all!

Steve Romero:
That vicious assault interrupted what was turning out to be an incredible match between two friends in Punk and Hero. And think about this, Miz – Punk stated that he wanted that match because he didn’t know when he was gonna see Hero again. And now? Brent Albright and company took that from him all because they didn’t pick him.

Miz:
It’s a dog eat dog business, Steve. They were all saving us from that unfair match anyway.

Steve Romero:
Regardless of Miz’s strange moral fiber, coming up right now on this interruption-free edition of Wednesday Night Online Oblivion, Christian Cage will defend his AOW Championship for the very first time against a man who has gone through almost as much as Cage has in his career.

Miz:
And Jamie Noble had to get his shot by beating twenty-seven other guys. Twenty-seven!

Steve Romero:
A pair of incredibly determined thirteen year veterans are about to tear into one another for the biggest prize in AOW.

And on that note, “A COUNTRY BOY CAN SURVIVE” chimes across the Hammerstein to a much better reception than it did the last time it sounded. Noble bursts through the curtain like a house’ a fire, all kinds of pumped up for a match nobody would’ve seen him have at any point during the regular ‘season’. Noble doesn’t slap any hands, instead, staying focused on his walk down the aisle and slide into the ring. Keeping his adrenaline flowing, he screams in intensity that gets a pops from the crowd before going to a corner to wait on the man with the strap.

In a pop rivaling only CM Punk’s tonight, “JUST CLOSE YOUR EYES” pumps across Louisville to an incredible ovation, Christian Cage coming through the curtain now with the AOW World Heavyweight Championship slung over his shoulder. He pats it twice before lifting his hand to his eyes and looking all through the Davis Arena for his peeps. Clearly, he’s in a much better state of mind than previously. Cage smirks a little as he walks down the aisle, but it slowly dissipates as he gets closer. Cage climbs in and looks hard at his championship before hesitantly giving it to senior referee Ray Ramsey, who lifts it up over his head to signify that this is, indeed, for the biggest prize in AOW

~MAIN EVENT~
*AOW World Heavyweight Championship*
Christian Cage(c) v. Jamie Noble


The two thirteen year vets put on a mat wrestling showcase in the opening seven minutes of the contest, both men exchanging incredible prowess on the canvas. Unfortunately for Christian, Noble is the better mat worker and even starts to work over one of Christian’s arms before hitting Christian with some surprise headscissors that force the AOW Champion out of the ring. Cage tries to shake some life back into his arm on the outside, but Noble surprises Cage and all in attendance when he leaps up onto the top rope…AND HITS CHRISTIAN WITH A TOP ROPE PLANCHA!! NOBLE THROWS HIS BODY AND CAUTION INTO THE WIND!!

The Davis Arena lets out a big pop for that, as the normally ground-and-pound Noble contrasts the mat-based style they’ve seen so far with a high-risk move! Noble acknowledges his reception and tries to take Christian up and slide him back under the ring, but Christian retaliates by striking Noble with a hard European uppercut to stop him. Noble hits back with a hard knee to the gut, but Cage manages to drive Noble forward and send his back right into the lip of the ring apron! Noble cries out in pain as Cage backs up several steps, trying to shake some life back into himself. He then rushes right back at Noble, looking for something big here…LOW DROPKICK FROM NOBLE…THAT SENDS CHRISTIAN’S CHIN INTO THE RING LIP!!

Christian’s head bounces off the hard corner, possibly knocking his Adam’s apple completely out of his throat. Noble wastes no time in taking Christian up by his neck and throwing him back up under the ring now, a big cover potentially on the horizon –

1…


2…


NO!!

Christian isn’t gonna lose his AOW title just like that! Even so, the Pitbull that is James Gibson just keeps on Christian, delivering a sharp elbow to his ailing arm. He then wraps him in some bodyscissors and clutches him in a makeshift armbar, forcing Cage’s body away from his shoulder. He could possibly cause some dislocation here, but as Cage screams in pain, the Davis Arena is trying to clap to get him back into things. The Instant Classic starts feeling it, pounding the mat a little before finally getting the gusto in him to get to undo Noble’s legs…rise to his feet…and hit a big hip toss!! Noble is slung over, only to get back up and met greeted with a HARD CHRISTIAN CLOTHESLINE!! Noble sells it like gold, Cage with a cover –

1…


2…


NO!!

Noble also has much more fight in him, but Cage can’t stay on the little guy right away. He again has to stop and shake some life back into his arm. This moment of hesitation is all Noble needs to recover himself, taking Christian and trying to set him up on his shoulders. But Christian slips off relatively quickly and thrusts Noble towards a corner, charging after him. Noble counters this with a quick elbow, forcing Christian to reel. The champion stays resilient, rushing towards Noble again, only to get hit with a LOW DROPKICK for a second time, Cage’s face bouncing off the turnbuckle this time! Noble looks to up the pace here, keeping behind Christian…AND DROPKICKING HIM IN THE BACK, DRIVING HIS FACE FURTHER INTO THE CORNER!! Cage hits it so hard, he recoils by packpedalling out, giving Noble the chance to roll him up from behind –

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2…


3-NO!!

Cage still has his jaw intact and keeps the match going! Noble is a little bit frustrated that didn’t end it, but he doesn’t have time to pout. Instead, he grabs Christian again, only for Cage to counter with a nifty jawbreaker. Noble reels and gives his back to Christian who tries to lift him up for a back suplex, but Noble BACKFLIPS OUT OF THE MOVE!! Noble showing all kinds of athleticism here, as he positions himself behind Cage and tries to wrap around his arms and give him a neckbreaker, only for Christian to counter again and take him in a vertical suplex position…BUT DROPS HIM STRAIGHT DOWN!! A BRAINBUSTER!! A BRAINBUSTER FROM CHRISTIAN!! Literally out of nowhere, the champ may have realized Noble is tougher than he anticipated and hits the big move!! Cage with a definitive cover –

1….


2…


3-NO!!

NOBLE STAYS ALIVE!! The momentum is all in Christian’s favor now, but Noble lets it known that he won’t die. Christian again takes at moment to tend to his arm, but takes Noble and whips him into the ropes and on the rebound, hits him with a picture perfect DROPKICK TO THE FACE!! Noble goes down hard, sitting up on the canvas on the impact. Cage gives him no time to sit now, as Cage rebounds off the ropes in front of him…AND CRACKS NOBLE IN THE FACE WITH A LOW SLIDING FOREARM!! Masato Tanaka would be proud, Christian now going for a lateral press –

1….


2…


3-NO!!

Again, Noble has so much more to prove than that. Cage takes Noble now and looks to set him up for a suplex or perhaps maybe even another Brainbuster, but Noble starts to scratch and claw his way out of it. Noble starts delivering blow after blow to Cage’s midsection to jam the move, only to lift Christian up himself for a suplex…but then he suddenly drops him…FALCON ARROW!! THE SITOUT SUPLEX DROP STUNS CHRISTIAN!! It’s Noble’s turn to throw a traditional maneuver for a loop, Noble keeping the sitout and grabbing Cage’s legs –

1…


2…


3-NO!!

Christian now shows excellent resiliency!! Noble digs his fingers through his hair as the crowd pops for the exchange, Noble grinning just a little bit before taking Christian’s weak arm and wrenches it. He takes the weakened arm and uses it to press Cage into a corner before Irish whipping him to the other side. Noble rushes after him, only to get hit in the gut with a swift BACK KICK from Christian. The AOW World Champion takes a peek back to where Noble is before hopping up on the second rope…SPRINGBOARD SUNSET FLIP!! Noble is now completely trapped –

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2…


3-NO!!

Noble manages to clasp his knees over Cage’s head, forcing him to release the hold! Both men get to their feet, only to see Noble explode towards Cage and crush him with a NASTY LEG LARIAT!! Cage almost tucks his head into his stomach on impact, Noble going for a surprise move cover –

1….


2…


3-NO!!

Cage still has much more life, but Noble tries again, this time catching him in a prawn cover –

1…


2-NO!!

Cage throws his legs up! This tosses Noble away, but Noble springs right back on him with his eyes deadlocked on those legs. He delivers a quick stomp to Christian before grabbing the legs…and starts twisting them around…TRAILER HITCH – NO!! Christian jams the move and pushes Noble forward with his free leg. Its Noble’s turn to now get his jaw jacked on a turnbuckle, reeling now back-first towards Christian…REVERSE DDT DROP!! The crowd roars as with that move, they know it could be the beginning of the end!! Cage starts trying to get Louisville pumped, but they don’t need his help as they know what’s coming next. Noble groggily gets back to his feet with his back to Cage…COILING AROUND…UNPRETTIER…NO!! Noble turns around mid-move…AND DRIVES CHRISTIAN’S HURT ARM INTO THE CANVAS WITH A SINGLE ARM DDT!!

Christian’s arm could damn near be broken, and by the way he’s selling it, it damn near could be. Christian thrashes on the canvas before rolling out of the ring to the floor to tend to his wounds, leaving Noble as a man who just narrowly escaped defeat. He tries to regain himself, but he’s obviously vexed for letting Christian roll out of the ring. Cage writhes on the floor and grips his ailing left arm close to him, clutching it in pain, before trying to take his free arm and use the ring lip to get back to his feet…only to see Noble coming at him with a BASEBALL SLIDE!!

Noble crashes right into Cage and sends him shooting into the barricade, his left arm getting sandwiched between it on the impact! Cage drops to his knees and again clutches at his potentially torn appendage, but Noble stays the Pitbull and stays on him. Gibson quickly gets back to his feet and awaits for Christian to do the same. Noble steps back and rebounds off the ropes and flies through with a SUICIDE DIVE…NOBODY HOME!! CHRISTIAN SIDESTEPS IT AT THE LAST MINUTE!! NOBLE EATS NOTHING BUT GUARD RAIL!!

Both men are now down on the outside, referee Ray Ramsey now up to a count of four. Christian is having trouble getting up due to the pain in his shoulder, while Noble could potentially have lost teeth he hit the barricade so hard. It takes a moment for both men to even do anything, but the first man to do so is Cage, who rolls back into the ring and tries to prepare himself for something. He takes note of Noble struggling to get back to his feet, then explodes towards the closest corner…SPRINGBOARDS OFF THE SECOND ROPE…AND NAILS NOBLE WITH THE PLANCHA!!

The crowd roars, as now Christian is throwing himself all into harm’s way!! The collision, predictably, takes as much out of Cage as it does Noble, but perhaps even moreso with Cage, as his arm hits the floor awkwardly as a result. Cage has to shake that arm out yet again, only to take Noble and roll him up under the bottom rope. Christian soon follows, trying his best to cover Noble with one good arm –

1…


2…


NO!!


Noble stays in this thing, sitting back up and gripping at his neck. Christian takes the ailing Noble by his neck, giving him a hard forearm shot before whipping him into the ropes and catching him on the rebound…ONE-MAN FLAPJACK!! Cage now keeps playing on Noble’s head-first crash into the barricade, forcing Noble over and going for another cover –

1…


2…


NO!!

Noble still shows he has fight left, but how much? Christian looks to perhaps test just how much he’s got left in the tank, retreating to a corner and starts to measure Noble up from afar. He keeps his ailing arm pressed against him, but he still has a daunting look in his eyes, waiting for Noble to get back to his feet. The cruiserweight finally does, gripping at his head…and he turns…SPEAR!! SPEAR…NO!! Noble counters the human projectile…INTO A SINGLE-UNDERHOOK DDT!! Noble doesn’t stay in that position long, floating over from the DDT…INTO AN ARM HOOK GUILLOTINE CHOKE!!

Christian’s left arm is contorted insidiously behind his body while Noble forces himself over his own body and chokes him!! This could be what Noble worked the arm for the entire match! Christian is in all kinds of bad shape here, the crowd going nuts for the out of nowhere submission counter, Noble screaming and trying to sell the intensity of the hold. Christian keeps telling Ramsey that he refuses to give up, but with each passing second in the deathlock, Cage begins to fade. He goes from screaming to nearly being knocked out, Ramsey now being forced to grabs hold of Christian’s limp arm and prompt the tap-out…



…ONE!!!



…TWO!!



…THR-NO!!!

Christian stops his hand in a fist right in the middle of the third drop! The crowd pops with excitement, Christian trying to rally with his body and shaking a fist to try and pump himself up. Noble is trying hard to press the hold on harder, but Cage begins to stir and get to his feet. Christian is perfectly vertical now, but Noble refuses to let go of the hooked arm or Cage’s neck, forcing Christian to rush towards a corner…AND BOUNCE NOBLE’S SPINE OFF THE STEEL POST…BUT NOBLE STILL KEEPS THE CLUTCH ON!! Christian stumbles for a moment, not anticipating having to keep up Noble’s weight after the shot. He adjust by changing course and going towards the opposite corner and BOUNCES NOBLE’S BACK OFF OF THAT ONE…BUT NOBLE STILL WON’T LET GO!!

Being true to his ‘pitbull’ moniker, Noble is viciously refusing to let go!! Christian once again stumbles and screams in pain, as his arm is still being contorted into painful positions, but he jumps back up to his feet and rushes to the adjacent corner now, RAMMING NOBLE’S SPINE INTO A THIRD DIFFERENT CORNER…AND JAMIE NOBLE STILL WILL NOT LET GO OF THE GUILLOTINE CHOKE!! The crowd roars for this incredible display of tenacity, Cage not applauding so much as he drops to a knee and is almost in the whole clutch one more time. His face is noticeably changing colors and tones, Noble showing some signs of wear as well, but still refusing to let go. With one final urge, Cage lifts he and Noble up off the canvas and rushes full speed towards the one corner they haven’t hit yet…AND DRIVES NOBLE INTO IT AS HARD AS HE CAN…then spins with Noble still up…AND NAILS A MODIFIED SPINEBUSTER!! NOBLE FINALLY FALLS OFF!!

The crowd is all on their feet for that incredible exchange, both men completely lain out on the canvas. Noble now has to tend to his back while Cage has to regain both his breath and the feeling in his left arm. Both men are getting a standing ovation from the Davis Arena after their pinball duel, many in the crowd giving them “THIS IS AWESOME” chants. Neither man seems to be in the mood to receive such praise, as it takes several seconds for either one of them to peel themselves off the canvas.

Christian is the first man to do so, but he can only do it after crawling towards a corner and using it prop himself up. As Christian leans in said corner, Jamie Noble gets back to his feet and sees his foe cornered. Jamie blindly rushes in, only for Christian to swoop his feet out of the way…and crack Noble in the head with a ONE-ARMED PENDULUM KICK!! Christian has to modify it momentarily because of the arm, but Noble groggily drifts away from the corner now. Christian shakes some life back into his arm before using it to help him quickly climb to the top rope…AND NAIL NOBLE WITH A HARD MISSILE DROPKICK!! Perfectly aimed and perfectly planted, Cage goes for a big cover here –

1…


2…


3-NO!!

JAMIE NOBLE STILL HAS LIFE!! No one is quite sure how, but Noble is still in this thing! Christian is in disbelief, propping himself up on his knees and giving a wry smile and shaking his head. What’s it gonna take to put this country boy down? Cage has to ponder that even more as he gets to his feet, waiting for Noble to do the same and watch him drift towards a corner…Christian goes back for the FLASHPOINT…NOBODY HOME!! Noble moves at the last second, sending Christian’s head to whiplash off the canvas! A dizzy Christian now has to get back to his feet, right into the clutches of a waiting Noble…ALABAMASLAM!! ALABAMASLAM!!! The cruiserweight flashes some of that incredible strength as he twists Christian into the canvas and goes for a big cover –

1…


2…


3-NO!!!

Cage stays alive somehow!! It’s Noble’s turn to be flustered, as Jamie looks up to Ramsey and begs him to say it was a three count. It was only two, but Noble doesn’t cry over spilt milk. Instead, he stalks Christian now, watching the World Champion struggle to get back to his feet and gripping his still hurting arm. Noble grapples Christian from behind…pops his hips…GERMAN SUPLEX!! NOBLE AGAIN FLSHES SOME STRENGTH!! Noble keeps the bridge and forces yet another count –

1…


2…


3-NO!!

CHRISTIAN FLAILS HIS LEGS AND KICKS OUT!! Christian rolls around the canvas in pain for another second more, Noble having to take another moment himself to try not to pull his hair out. Noble pumps his arms and signifies that it might be time to end things, slapping at his forearm. He drags Christian to his feet…and gets the double underhooks…TIGER DRIVER – NO!! Christian hits the double leg takedown and gets out of the move…wraps up the legs…CLOVERLEAF!! THE VICIOUS CLOVERLEAF!! The move that almost won Christian the title over a month ago pops up here again!

It’s Noble’s turn to scream in absolute agony now, as his spine is wrapped in all sorts of pain here!! The crowd is roaring, although no one’s sure if anyone is cheering for the submission or to get Noble out of it. Either way, the whole Arena is rocking as Noble grits his fists and his teeth, trying to find some way out of the debilitating hold. Christian tries to synch it in even deeper, but Noble is crawling…crawling…BUT CHRISTIAN DRAGS HIM TO THE CENTER OF THE RING!! The match is approaching a twenty-six minute mark and Noble is on the verge of tapping out here…but then he starts twisting his body…and grappling Cage’s legs…taking them from under him…AND TWISTS CAGE’S LEGS INTO THE TRAILER HITCH!! TRAILER HITCH FROM THE CLOVERLEAF!!

All of a sudden, the roles are reversed and now it’s Christian who is back on the incredibly painful defensive! The legs of Christian are wrapped in an agonizing knot, the crowd keeping their roar in the reverse roles now! Cage now grits his teeth and pounds of the mat, refusing to tap out, no matter how much Noble pushes on his ankle to do so. Christian has to push himself up with and crawl towards the ropes, but he collapses on the way due to his bad arm. He’s forced to try and reach the ropes with his long right arm…a fingertip away…HE GOT IT!! CHRISTIAN GETS TO THE ROPES!

Cage clutches the ropes for dear life, Noble forced to let go before he’s disqualified. Noble is a little frustrated with himself, tugging away at Cage’s legs, trying to pull him away from those ropes. Cage holds on and tries to kick him away, but Noble drags him away and to his feet before pulling him onto his shoulders, perhaps going for the DOUBLE KNEE GUTBUSTER…but Christian slips off his shoulders, looking for another REVERSE DDT DROP…but Noble wrenches out of that, torqueing around Christian’s hurt arm and gets the other arm hooked…TIGER DRIVER!! TIGER DRIVER!! TIGER DRIVER!! NOBLE NAILS THE TIGER DRIVER!! THIS COULD BE IT –

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2…


3…


NO!!!

CHRISTIAN THROWS HIS LEGS UP AT THE LAST POSSIBLE SECOND!! MY GOD, JAMIE NOBLE WAS ALMOST AOW CHAMPION!!! The Davis Arena is going nuts after what could have been an unbelievable title change, but now because the kickout was almost as huge as the move itself! How in the hell did Christian have the strength to get out of that?? No one is sure, but the Davis Arena has 3,000+ just starting to come down from a huge sequence. Noble is distraught, running his hands all through his hair and pounding the mat.

Christian is still on the canvas tending to the left arm that was underhooked and wrenched on the move and hasn’t so much as moved after the kickout. Noble has a somewhat desperate look in his eye now, climbing through the ropes and heading to the top rope. This is usually uncharacteristic of Noble, but what’s he looking for here… A DIVING LEG DROP…NOBODY HOME!! NOBLE LANDS HARD ON HIS TAILBONE!!

Christian perhaps lulled Noble into a false sense of security, but either way, not both men are down again. Christian tries to bring himself up to his feet, forced to use the ropes to do so. Noble starts to get back up, Christian now stalking him in the corner…SPEAR!! SPEAR!! SPEAR!! CHRISTIAN NAILS IT!! The crowd is all kinds of pumped now, but Christian doesn’t go for the pin. Cage gets to his feet and starts motioning with his arms that it’s time to definitively finish this thing, Noble gripping at his midsection as he tries to get to a vertical base. Christian grapples his arms from behind…coiling the arms…UNPRETTIER…NO!! Noble pulls Christian over in a school boy, then transitions to his legs…TRAILER HITCH!! ANOTHER TRAILER HITCH!! THE TRAILER HITCH FROM THE UNPRETTIER THIS TIME!!

Christian’s legs are in sheer agony yet again, the entire arena sustaining their huge pop! Could we still see a new champion tonight?? Christian is exhausted, almost unable to be able to crawl on over to the ropes, but once again, he has to do it on one hand because of his left arm. Both men are selling the intensity of the submission masterfully, but Christian is trying with all his might to get to the ropes…a fingertip away yet again…AND NOBLE PULLS HIM BACK TO THE CENTER OF THE RING!! CHRISTIAN IS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE RING WITH NOWHERE TO GO!! Christian now has no choice but to roll around on the canvas in absolute agony, Noble’s thirteen year quest to grab hold of a world championship could be right within his grasp from another man who worked just as hard as just as long. The crowd is absolutely losing their minds! Which man will hold on???


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…AND THE BELL SUDDENLY RINGS??

WINNER: TIME LIMIT DRAW at (30:00)
THEREFORE STILL YOUR AOW WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION: Christian Cage

The Louisville crowd is in shock, as are the participants of the match. The OVW strict main event time limits come into play on the second episode of Online Oblivion! Noble was damn near celebrating because he thought Christian had tapped, but upon hearing the announcement that it’s a draw, the look of jubilation melts off of his face and dissipates into sheer anger and disappointment. Noble now looks even more defeated than Christian did moments ago. He looks like he just lost his best friend in the world. Will he ever get another shot like this ever again? He stares longingly as Ramsey takes the AOW Championship and places it in the lap of Christian Cage, who is forced to sit in a corner and tend to his legs.

Christian can hardly believe what happened, still huffing and puffing from exhaustion and not being immediately able to stand up. He, too, looks disappointed and looks at the AOW Championship for the first time not with pride but with anguish. He can barely stand and doesn’t try to do so as the crowd isn’t sure what to make of this


Steve Romero:
We were almost treated to a new AOW World Champion on Christian’s very first defense, but it was not to be. Even without any commercial breaks here tonight, the OVW time limit was met and we have no choice but to go off the air in just a moment here folks.

Miz:
This is an outrage! Jamie Noble should damn well be AOW Champion right here, right now! Some champ Christian was!

Steve Romero:
I’m sure Christian would’ve gritted it out even longer if he could’ve, but first he has to make it to his feet…but what’s this…

Romero’s attention in the ring is directed at Christian finally getting to his feet and limping over to the devastated Jamie Noble. Noble stands up in front of Christian, who says something to Noble we can’t quite hear. Regardless of what it was that was said, Christian takes Noble’s wrist…and then throws his hand in the air, the Davis Arena now getting to their feet and giving both of these men, even moreso Jamie Noble, a standing ovation. The efforts of neither man are lot tonight, although neither one of them look very happy.

Noble, even with the huge reception, still doesn’t look any better. Cage drops his hand and Noble exhaustingly collapses before rolling out of the ring. He almost looks…lost. But there’s definitely anger in that, because as he walks up the aisle, we can see him slap himself a few times and then almost rip out his hair before disappearing. Now only Cage is left to receive a strong ovation by himself, but when Ramsey takes his wrist to life his hand high to acknowledge that he’s at least still the champion…Christian SNAPS his arm away. Cage then rolls out of the ring and makes his own way back up the aisle, staring into his AOW Championship. The big gold plate casts a reflection that Christian looks into. He’s looking at it with…such distain. He can barely look at himself, nor his title. Cage sulks to the back to give us the final image of a show-stealing performance marred by two men who evidently want no credit for it as we

Fade…

To…


Black…


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Only got a few points to make on this occasion, but I’ll throw in my two cents anyway…

I didn’t see the finish of the World Title match coming. I doubt ANYONE would’ve. I simply assumed this would’ve been your by the numbers title defence for Christian, being a fighting champion, extending the olive branch to the underlings of the AOW/OVW roster, and while the challenger would look commendable in defeat, he wouldn’t have enough to overthrow the champ. How wrong was I. A few weeks ago, I questioned just what you’d do to keep Christian a fresh character, and I think I got my answer. Being unable to defeat Noble - and no disrespect to Noble - will surely put question marks in the mind of The Man on the Moon. Is he really worthy of the title?? I think he will answer that himself with a resounding ‘no.’

Saved seemingly by the bell, Christian was on his way to losing the title, and I see this being the catalyst for the next chapter in the somewhat bi-polar character of Christian in this thread. A truly shocking turn of events, and I’m sure I’m not the only person to have read the show and thought that. The off-season, shows being restricted to being streamed online, Jamie Noble - not exactly the most prominent of characters throughout the main season on TV - as the challenger … I would imagine just about everyone had this pegged as a typical ‘Noble tries hard, not good enough.’ … but you flipped the switch. I don’t remember seeing anything like it in BTB before, and I’m really intrigued to see where it heads. Awesome storytelling.

Now, in the ‘not so good’ category, out of the three title matches, essentially two went to a no contest finish. Obviously the time limit draw was brilliant - so no problems there - but out of three matches, two didn’t have an outright winner, and I didn’t think Chris Hero really needed protected that much. I know with the build up that Mercenaries Inc. didn’t think the match should be happening etc, but I think Hero could’ve survived losing, even via something like a small package - THEN, maybe during a handshake Albright, Burchill and Regal could hit the ring and make their point.

Also, given it is OVW, and a night of champions, I fully expected Eric Perez - OVW HW Champ - to make an appearance, even if it was backstage to complain that AOW stars have come on his territory and he’s suddenly forgotten, and on a night where the champions defend their titles he isn’t even booked … or something. The six man double title match was a nice little showcase for the CW and tag champs, and I‘m interested to see what the Black/Kingston showdown leads to, given their history, but by all means this show was ALL about Christian for me, and what could be another incredible story arc for the man AOW has been all apart.
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