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Very intriguing way to start the show. I always like these non-standard openings, adds a little something extra to the show. Assuming from this that Van Dam won’t be making it to his title shot tonight. Danielson being there means little tbh, but I’m intrigued to see Samoa Joe on the scene. You could swerve us having Joe as the attacker, but I think he’s more of a red herring at this point. But yeah, defo an interesting way to kick things off.

And following this with two big time announcements. The two hour show sounds cool, although Foley is a major deal. Crowning some champions is a smart move, and the ladder match sounds like it could be a classic. I’m not entirely sold on the reasoning as to why Foley wouldn’t give Michaels the title shot. Granted, Van Dam earned it, but with Michaels being the man Jericho ultimately beat to become champion, I would have thought Michaels would be in with a good case for a title shot. Plus it would play into Foley being a fan favourite by giving the fans a title match on his first night on the job. Non title should be OK, but I think it will lack the drama that a title match will have. But apart from that, it all sounded good.

Short match, but a solid win for Hassan. Not entirely sold on the ‘change’ in his character, might have to give it another promo or two before I make up my mind. Tonight’s was a bit bland tbh. Just seemed much more a case of getting cheap heat that really explaining the character. A bit more focus with regards to where you want to take the character next time plz. Anyway, Hassan wins, as expected, and I liked the way Punk turned up for the save. Was very old school 80’s WWF, in that someone would attack someone, while another guy would come out for the save, and a feud was born. A bit basic, but it’ll work here. Although I’m not sure what kind of promos we could get between Punk and Hassan, as there isn’t an immediate wealth connection to Punk off the top of my head. Perhaps you’ll be able to fashion something though.

Pretty short interview between the two teams, but it got the point across. Again, much like last week, Haas and Benjamin are very much the aggressors between the two teams. Can’t really decide who I think would win, although I’d like to see a heel turn from Haas and Benjamin at some point to give this feud a bit more edge. It lacks that little extra bit of spice right now.

The Great. He’s here~!

Yin/yang sounds an interesting concept, although I’m wondering what criteria makes a guy an old school cruiser compared to a new school one. But Mysterio/Danielson should be a tremendous match. Hacked by Helms~! After this, I fully expect him to ‘hack’ the match next week or something like that. Solid stuff here.

Not really much in the way of offence for Kenny, although the outcome of this one was never in doubt. Joe looked rather beastly though, Interesting to see Finlay watching on, something I always like to see and write myself. Joe/Finlay would be a good addition to the 2 hour show should you choose to go that route.

You were right to keep Lashley’s lines short, but Christian carried things well, as always. That “I’m not here for you” line was pretty stiff tbh. The accusation of Christian being behind the Van Dam attack was a little out of nowhere in the context of this promo, despite what happened last week. Just seemed to be something that wasn’t needed between these two at this moment, especially the way it was kinda brushed off. But the ending brought us back to the real matter at hand, and the ending was an interesting way to go. Can see a brutal attack for Lashley in his future.

Yeah, convenient that Finlay already has a match Joe/Finlay on the 2 hour show, book it.

You wrote Jericho very well in your old thread, and I’m glad to see it continuing here. Interesting that Jericho knows something about the ‘RVD’ attack, but of course he’s not gonna spill the beans that easy. One thing though, didn’t really see the point in repeating the ‘cavalry’ line again at the end of the promo. Once at the start was plenty.

Each show we’ve seen good main events, and this show was no different. Again, I thought having it as a title match would have added some extra drama to the near falls and Walls of Jericho attempt, but I digress. What a way to bring in ‘The Great’. It was certainly different to have him coming down the ramp instead of a surprise entrance, but he certainly looked like an absolute monster in doing so, and even more so after no selling the sweet chin music. Really job stuff, ca only imagine what you’ll do with Jericho if he has Wright (that just feels weird btw) as an enforcer. And congrats on getting that pivotal line right this week <3

Overall, another good show. This thread has some real good momentum with it right now, and the 2 hour show should be pretty epic. A few things above I wasn’t that sure on, but overall, still impressed and still enjoying reading. Keep it going man.
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9.12.07

The Hammerstein Ballroom – Manhattan, New York City, New York

“Respect is a Duel”



Quote:
**Video Package**

“Can Rob Van Dam become the Number One Contender...!!!”

RVD performs the Five Star Frog Splash to Bobby Lashley…

The crowd counts along with Joey Styles – “1…2…3….!!! YES!!! RVD’s done it!! RVD’s done it!!! He will face Chris Jericho for the AOW world title!!”

A quick flash to the grim opening scene last week…before quickly flashing back to RVD celebrating with Paul Heyman

“Next week on Oblivion it’ll be Chris Jericho versus Rob Van Dam for the World title…”

“Next week…”


Those words echo as we again catch a quick flash of RVD lying in rubble a week later.

“Next week…”

We’re fully brought to the scene last week, with RVD garnering much medical attention in his decimated state.

We’re now brought to the scene with Mick Foley and Shawn Michaels

“Why waste the title match? Why not give the Heart – Break – Kid another chance t’kick Chris Jericho’s teeth back down his throat?”

A quick flash to the future, where we see Chris Jericho staring down Shawn Michaels in the ring later that night

“Shawn Michaels is a hypocrite. The only honest and worthy man in this entire company is holding its greatest prize.”

Michaels and Jericho begin circling each other, with Jericho darting out of the ring repeatedly.

“Now I will be the worthy champion and do the right thing by sucking all this up and go out there tonight and make Shawn Michaels submit to me yet again.”

Flashes of the match go by to fast paced, dramatic music…

“I’m always one…step…ahead”

…until Jericho takes his World title and hurries up the ramp.

“Where the hell is Chris Jericho going…?”

The dramatic music decrescendos into an intense muffle, as Jericho turns around to a smile before Paul “The Great” Wright comes down the ramp, each steps he takes getting a muffled echo.

“Who…oh my god…”

The intense muffle turns into a low, slow, methodical hum as Michaels comes face to face with this man and hits him with the Sweet Chin Music as the background music suddenly becomes a vivid, heroic tune…only for Wright to snap back with no ill effect.

“This man…is a monster…”

As Wright stares Michaels down, the music changes back to the heavy, methodical rift…

“One…”

On “down”, Wright socks Michaels in the jaw, causing a brief flash of him punching the man in his hype video

“Step…”

Wright takes Michaels by the throat and hoists him in the air, a familiar, yet heavier than we recall, guitar rift opening…

“Ahead…”

“Break the walls DOWN…”


…before bringing him down with the chokeslam, again a flash showing of the canvas shattering in Wright’s hype video. We then see Jericho standing over the downed body of Michaels, his theme song’s heavier guitar rift still playing in the background…

“One…step…ahead”

*End Package*

Following that daunting package, the real deal greets us at the gate, as “BREAK DOWN THE WALLS” blares across the arena, as Chris Jericho makes his way to the ring to deafening heat yet again, holding onto his AOW World title. With Jericho this time, however, is Paul “The Great” Wright. Jericho climbs into the ring, microphone in hand, but Paul Wright doesn’t step in with him. Instead, he stops outside the ring and turns his face towards the entrance ramp, perhaps preparing for someone coming on down…? The crowd refuses to settle down, as Chris Jericho fixes his suit and tie for a second before bringing his microphone to his lips.

Jericho:
In case everyone here has forgotten, my name is Chris Jericho. I am your AOW World Champion. And I am a worthy man.

~The crowd lets out another burst of heat

Jericho:
And in case some of you missed that brainwashing video promo just now, this man at my helm is Paul “The Great” Wright. And he, too, is a worthy man.

~Wright doesn’t get nearly the amount of heat as Jericho, but it’s a big of heat nonetheless


Jericho:
And the reason I say it is in fact brainwashing is because it seems to me that the propaganda machine that churned out that package wants to lead you all to believe that possibly that man, or potentially me, had something to do with Rob Van Dam getting laid out last week.

~Some audible voices are heard saying “YOU DID!”

Jericho:
As unfortunate a situation as that may be, I am here to inform you all that no, I nor Mr. Wright here had anything to do with that potential assault.

~Another chorus of boos

Jericho:
As much as it offends me that this administration has us billed as the top suspects, as well as you mindless sheep following them, I will suck it up and offer a worthy rebuttal – there’s someone else you should potentially be questioning.

~Jericho looks at Wright, who nods in his direction

Jericho:
First of all, you should all be questioning that idiotic oaf of an owner, Paul Heyman. Then, you should question the biggest and worst decision that idiotic oaf has made by appointing the pathetic entity that is Michael Francis Foley as General Manager.

~Even more heat for the administration double diss

Jericho:
And see they should be questioned because they haven’t hesitated to accuse me and my company of wrongdoing, yet they turn a blind eye to a certain someone who had much more of a motive for an attack than anyone in and around this ring.

~Jericho fixes himself again

Jericho:
You all know this man as Shawn Michaels.

~Another grand amount of heat for the shot at someone

Jericho:
You people can shower me with your disapprovals all you want, but the fact remains that Shawn Michaels is nothing like what you people think he is. And he’s shown that to you right…in…your blind…faces.

~The crowd buzzes, but more ‘disapprovals’ are showered

Jericho:
You people shower Shawn Michaels with your affection and give him praise as an “Icon”. Yet he constantly proves he is anything but. Shawn Michaels is nothing more than a grandeur, egotistical, debased hypocrite.

~Again, another parade of heat

Jericho:
See on the very first edition of Oblivion, Shawn Michaels looked a young man in the eye and told him that he was no longer the old Shawn Michaels. He told him that he was no longer a man who was a coward, who went behind people’s backs and was just no longer the awful and unworthy human being Shawn Michaels has known to be.

~Another rain of heat, but Jericho seems to thriving in it now

Jericho:
I showed the world just how unchanged Shawn Michaels was when I made him submit to me on that same first edition of Oblivion. I made Shawn Michaels submit to me and show that he was beneath me, to show that he was still a coward, and that he was still incredibly unworthy.

~Jericho looks around

Jericho:
The week following that, I made my decree as the first ever AOW World Champion. I enlightened you people to the point of making all of you saints, yet you rejected my words and continued to antagonize me. I was trying to be, no, I was being a worthy man. Yet what did Shawn Michaels do?

~Jericho stops, as the Hammerstein is now drowning him out with a “SHUT THE HELL UP *CLAP CLAP CLAPCLAPCLAP* SHUT THE HELL UP” chant, using Jericho’s old catchphrase to taunt him

Jericho: (Obviously irate)
You mindless flock of sheep do not tell me what to do! Silence your brainless bleating and you SHUT THE HELL UP!!
~The crowd stops only to deliver another rain of boos

Jericho:
As I was saying…what Shawn Michaels did was distract me, jump me from behind, and kicked me in the jaw.

~The crowd lets out its first pop of the night

Jericho:
And yet you people cheer for that. Shawn Michaels completely defied the statement he made the week before and proved to you all and the world that he was and is still the sickening, unworthy coward he’s always been. He’s still an abominable hypocrite.

~Yet more heat

Jericho:
So that brings us to last week…when Rob Van Dam got run down…old man Foley was appointed to his undeserving position…and before Foley could address the entire situation, who was the first man to oh-so-conveniently pop up on the scene? Who oh-so-conveniently had an idea to face me in RVD’s place in the main event? Who oh-so-conveniently got his wish? Does no one else see a disturbing pattern here?

~Jericho turns to Wright and shakes his head

Jericho:
Of course you people don’t. You’ve been blinded by the machine. You’re blind and in denial, even when the proof is right there in your face. Shawn Michaels, your “Icon”, took out your “Hero”, Hammerstein, in Rob Van Dam. And he did it just to get his hands on me and my AOW World Championship. Shawn Michaels sold himself out. Just like a coward would.

~Yet even more boos and hisses

Jericho:
So last week, I made sure that unworthy man pay for his misdeeds. I had some help from The Great one over here, but I knew that I had to put that man on the shelf to stop his hypocritical ways. Because of the work of a pathetic man, Rob Van Dam is forced to sit at home and heal tonight. But fear not. Because of the work of great men, Shawn Michaels is also forced to sit at home and heal tonight.


Even more heat with the confirmation that neither crowd favorite is able to attend this evening. But the crowd lights up when “DANGEROUS” hits the airwaves, as the theme for AOW Owner Paul Heyman comes on through the blood-red curtain with a microphone in his hand. Heyman stands on the entrance stage, not coming down to the ring.

Heyman:
That’s nice, Chris, but could you make your stories a little short and a tad less boring next time?

~A big pop and some chuckles going around for that one

Heyman:
Now Chris, I know you pride yourself on being one step ahead of everyone. But you can’t stay one step ahead of the guy who runs the show. And granted, yes, neither Shawn Michaels nor Rob Van Dam are here healing from their injuries sustained last week, but I will say this – Chris, you will STILL have to defend your AOW World Championship.

~The crowd is popping hard for this, but Jericho’s expression is rather unfavorable.

Heyman:
Despite his condition, the title shot still rightfully belongs to Rob Van Dam. However, due to the events of last week, Shawn Michaels also has a right for that title. That and thanks to your big friend over there, he now holds a win over you.

~Pop, while Jericho’s face just gets redder and redder

Heyman:
See in two weeks, on September 26th at AOW’s first ever Supershow, Chris Jericho you will defend that AOW World Championship against Rob Van Dam…

~The Hammerstein pops hard

Heyman:
…and Shawn Michaels!


…and the Hammerstein comes unglued! Jericho’s expression is stoic, but we can tell he’s absolutely fuming, as his face slowly begins turning beet red. Jericho starts shaking now, as it looks like he’s about to blow. As Jericho keeps staring at Heyman, he adjusts his tie and tries to compose himself. Wright, who swings along the front of the ring now, takes one long, hard look at Heyman…before walking up the ramp, cracking knuckles, and still staring at Heyman. Heyman’s look in his eyes is that of the same fear Shawn Michaels showed last week, but Chris Jericho jumps down and steps in front of the best, before telling him “No, no! We’re still one step ahead! Save it for the unworthy!”. Wright finally subsides his anger, still staring daggers into Heyman’s soul, with Jericho telling Heyman “You’re worth nothing, Paul. You hear me! This administration is corrupt!!”

**COMMERCIAL BREAK**


We return backstage, where we’re in the locker room area, where Shelton Benjamin and Charlie Haas appear to be going over strategy, before the face of Christian Cage walks in…

Christian Cage:
Fellas…so you guys are headlinin’ tonight, am I right? A ladder match, huh?

Shelton Benjamin:
Yeah…that’s right. What’s it to you, Christian?

Christian Cage:
Well…I just figured maybe you guys might want the expertise of a guy who’s used to tag team titles and ladder matches.

Charlie Haas:
No offense, Christian, but uh…we’re fine by ourselves.

Christian Cage:
See that’s the thing about ladder matches – you think you’re okay by yourselves but –

Shelton Benjamin:
Christian. .Christian…look man, we appreciate it, but we’re fine.

Christian Cage:
But you need –

Charlie Haas:
We need to figure out a way for us to win. Without the help of someone like you.

Christian Cage:
Wait…someone like me…?

Charlie Haas:
See Cage, we have this thing called class. We don’t associate ourselves with guys who interrupt respectable guys like Bobby Lashley and accuse him of being something he’s not.

Shelton Benjamin:
And on top of that, you tried to speak for the entire locker room. Like none of us have voices of our own. Just leave us alone, man. We’ve got a main event to prepare for.

~The WGTT walk away, leaving Christian, much like last week, all alone. Christian stands comatose for a second before the camera goes back to the ring…

~Back at ringside…

“FINAL COUNTDOWN” lets fly across the airwaves for the first time, as Bryan Danielson makes his way to the stage, wearing his maroon hood and coat. Danielson’s hand is in the air and he remains with the hood on until the song hits a certain chord. Danielson then intensely makes his way down the ramp before leaping into the ring onto the top rope before singing the oh-so famous chorus to his theme along with a vast majority of the crowd.


Joey Styles:
And we’re back here live in the Hammerstein Ballroom for Wednesday Night Oblivion after some explosive opening minutes and it’s only gonna get more explosive.

JBL:
What the hell do you mean? We just went from Chris Jericho bein’ unfairly accused of manslaughter an’ forced to be in a title match in two weeks, to now, we’re ‘bout to watch a couple of guys who aren’t out of place in a kindergarten sandbox.

Joey Styles:
John, I understand neither one of these men are your favorite people on the planet, but please John, I don’t wanna argue tonight. I realized that I haven’t even enjoyed being here in AOW because I’m sittin’ here bickering with you ever second of every show.

JBL:
Well then maybe you should jus’ stop talkin’, Joey. Then we wouldn’t get into any fights.

Joey Styles:
(Sighing, realizing his wish may not come true tonight)
Well ladies and gentlemen, despite my partner’s Republican war hawk nature, this upcoming match is the first ever “Yin v. Yang” match, with the young Bryan Danielson facing off against veteran Rey Mysterio Jr.

JBL:
Yer damn righ’ I’m a war hawk. You think this country got the way it is because people who weighed 180 pounds sat on their ass an’ blogged about independence? NO. NO. NO. I say it again – NO.

Joey Styles:
Actually, yes. It’s called “The Declaration of Independence”, John. The follow up post is called the “U.S. Constitution”.

JBL:
HEY! What did I say about shuttin’ yer face?

Joey Styles:
Be that as it may John, according to the special rules of the “Yin v. Yang” match, this contest does not have count-outs, meaning these guys can go all over the place if they want, but disqualifications are in order, so these men may not exactly use whatever they want.


Upon the small rule given, “619 ESTA VIVO” hits the waves, as Rey Mysterio Jr. bursts from the stage to a rousing round of pops, wearing a special half-black, half-white mask. His pants also follow this pattern, as Mysterio has personified the ‘yin-yang’ here tonight. Upon entering the ring, both men shake hands and wish each other luck before moving to opposite corners.

OPENING MATCH
~Yin v. Yang~
Rey Mysterio
v.
Bryan Danielson


The crowd is still on their feet for this anticipated bout, as Danielson and Mysterio take a moment to circle each other. Danielson is the first to strike, shooting in on Mysterio and forcing his way behind him. Mysterio drops his weight, however, and slides through the open legs of Danielson, now getting behind him. As he goes behind, Mysterio grabs one of Danielson’s arms and pulls him over for an arm drag, but Danielson rolls through and lands on one knee, still keeping his arm locked with Mysterio. Mysterio then quickly locks fingers with Danielson and uses this to throw himself onto Danielson’s shoulders before flipping off in flashy fashion. Again, Danielson holds onto the fingers, and follows Rey as he lands on his feet, but Mysterio finds a way to take the still-locked arm and snapmare Danielson over with it, yet Danielson again goes right back to his knee.

As Mysterio approaches again, Danielson chops the legs from beneath Mysterio, forcing him to fall, and quickly gives him a falling lateral press, but Mysterio quickly weasels out of any cover attempt. Danielson rolls off in a sitting position, which Mysterio quickly responds to by shooting a kick aimed for Danielson’s head, but Danielson quickly lies flat as a board to send Rey spinning on the missed kick. As Rey turns back around, Danielson is now to his feet and swinging for a kick to Mysterio’s head, but Rey sees it coming and backward rolls into a corner for safety, while Danielson’s momentum causes him to lose his balance a bit and retreat into the opposite corner. The crowd delivers a round of applause for that exchange, as both men seem to be very evenly matched at the outset.

The two take a moment to rest and potentially reset their respective strategies, as they circle each other once again. This time, both men immediately go for the collar and elbow tie, with Danielson quickly clamping on a headlock takeover, but Mysterio forces him to break it with some headscissors. The two quickly get to their feet where Danielson again takes Mysterio down the headlock takeover, but again, Mysterio uses the headscissors to force a break. As the two quickly return to their feet, Danielson tries yet another headlock, but before he can throw Mysterio over, the veteran uses his knowledge of where he is in the ring by springboarding off the second rope while still in the headlock. As Danielson tries for the third headlock takeover, the extra momentum caused by Mysterio forces both men to roll all the way through, with Mysterio now on top of Danielson.

Mysterio snatches Danielson’s arm from behind his head and locks in what looks to be a cross armbar. The veteran cruiserweight realizes this kid won’t go down easy. But as the crowd pops for the somewhat uncharacteristic submission move from Mysterio, Danielson is quick to counter this by rocking back and forth before finally getting enough momentum to roll over his head, putting both he and Rey belly-down on the canvas. Danielson acts quickly from here, alleviating the pressure on his arm and takes Rey’s hand, before forcing it under one of his legs and getting close to Rey’s head before locking in what we know as the LeBell Lock!!! LeBell Lock!! But he doesn’t have it locked in completely, as Mysterio has forces his hand over his face, not allowing Danielson to lock in this new hold. It now becomes a wrestling match in a submission hold, as Rey is trying to force the hands of Danielson away, and as he does so, Mysterio manages to get his other arm free and break free of the move, rebound off the ropes in front of him, and plant a low front dropkick to the face of the seated Danielson!!

Mysterio’s momentum on that hit takes him under the ropes, where he waits on the apron. Danielson gets up holding his jaw, but he looks up to see Mysterio leaping at him with the springboard seated senton…Danielson moves!! Mysterio falls flat on his tush, leading Danielson to jump on him with a crossface chickenwing lock. Mysterio is again trapped in a submission hold, taking several seconds to try to get to his feet and potentially fight out of the hold…but Danielson is quick to adjust, letting go of the crossface and locking in a double chickenwing before hitting a dragon suplex! The American Dragon keeps the bridge for the first fall – 1…2…NO!! Mysterio kicks out!

As Mysterio flops back to his stomach, Danielson looks to lock in something else, but Mysterio finds a way out and winds up behind Danielson, prompting a dropkick to his spine, forcing Danielson forward and onto the middle rope. All familiar with Mysterio immediately begin popping, as Rey turns to dial up the 619…nobody home!!! Mysterio spins all the way around, with Danielson attempting to perhaps backdrop him while his head’s still spinning. Mysterio lands on his feet with a backflip, rebounding off the ropes behind him and launching himself at Danielson with some tilt-a-whirl headscissors, flinging Danielson all around! Mysterio now with a cover – 1…2…NO!!! Danielson stays alive!

Mysterio brings Danielson to his feet before attempting to whip him, but Danielson reverses the whip. On the rebound, Mysterio ducks underneath a clothesline attempt and rebounds once again, but on this one, Danielson is waiting, nailing a sitout clothesline, sending both men flying on impact. Danielson then finds his way to the top rope, awaiting Mysterio to get back to his feet. When he finally does, Danielson leaps with a front missile dropkick!! This impact forces Mysterio to go head over heels, thus amplifying the effect, as Danielson moves over for another cover – 1…2…NO!!! Mysterio kicks out!!

Danielson is surprised here, but he quickly stays on Rey, brings him back to his feet before planting him back on his spine with a snap suplex. Another cover – 1…2…3-NO!! Mysterio isn’t done yet! Danielson then takes Mysterio to his feet and locks in double underhooks, looking for something, but Rey unhooks them and surprises Danielson with the jackknife over!! 1…2….3-NO!!! Danielson throws Mysterio’s body off, but Rey keeps this momentum by rebounding off the ropes again, leaping over Danielson as he gets to his feet, but on this rebound, Danielson surprises him and everyone else with a discus elbow!!! Wow!!! Mysterio folds in half and Danielson hooks the leg – 1…2…NO!!! Another kickout!!

The crowd is impressed that the relative newcomer in Danielson is able to control the legend that is Rey Mysterio. Unfortunately, Danielson is just like the numerous men before him in that he can’t put him away. As Danielson ponders what he has to do next, he takes Mysterio and attempts another suplex, but while suspended in the air, Mysterio bridges his way down before kicking Danielson square in the back of the head!! Danielson instinctively rolls outside the ring following the blow, roaming around the announce table and gripping the back of his head. As he looks back towards the ring, he sees Mysterio leaping at him with an eagle-spread, no hand plancha over the top rope!!!

The crowd is on fire after seeing this, as now the no-count out rules come into effect. Both men are attempting to recover, with Mysterio being the first one to do so. Danielson is trying to find his way back to the ring, but before he can, Mysterio leaps onto the announce table, rushes towards him…SEATED SENTON AGAINST THE STEEL RING STEPS!!! The back of Danielson’s entire body hits the steel steps hard, as Mysterio feels a bit of the pain as well, but not nearly as much. Rey’s knee hits the steel ring post on the move, which doesn’t quite feel like pillows, but Mysterio is able to limp it off after a moment. With both men trying to be revived we cut to a break.


**COMMERCIAL BREAK**


Once we return, Mysterio is finally walking upright as he rolls Danielson back into the ring before preparing to go back to the top rope, gimp leg and all. Danielson is struggling to get back to his feet, gripping the back of his head, as well as the base of his spine. When he finally does, he again has to look at the sight of Rey Mysterio Jr. leaping towards him…this time from the top rope…DRAGONRANA!!! DRAGONRANA!!! The high-impact hurricanrana catches everyone by surprise with the crowd going wild – 1…2…3…NO!!!! Danielson too has the heart to keep going!!!

Mysterio smiles to himself, knowing the young man before him won’t go down so easily. He rubs Danielson’s hair for a moment before bringing him back to his feet. Danielson shows a spark of life, however, and nails Mysterio with a snap European uppercut, sending Rey reeling into a corner. Danielson takes Rey and attempts to whip him into the opposite corner, but Rey reverses it and sends Danielson across the ring towards it, but Danielson leaps and backflips off the post, putting him behind a rushing Mysterio. Mysterio himself defends hitting the post by grabbing the ropes before impact and hoisting himself up as Danielson runs into his dangling legs, and nailing the swirling headscissors!! Danielson goes spinning to the canvas, as Mysterio rebounds off some nearby ropes and darts back towards the Dragon. Rey ducks under another clothesline attempt and springboards off the middle rope back towards Danielson…DDT!!! A SPRINGBOARD CROSSBODY TORNADO DDT!!!! Both men hit the canvas with sheer inertia, as it takes Rey a second to gather himself and cover – 1…2…3…NO!!!! There’s still hope for Danielson!!!

Mysterio puts his hands on his head now, seeing the heart in this kid. Mysterio retreats to a corner to gather the little he has left, as the crowd is white hot at this point, just deflating. Danielson begins to stir, and as he does, Mysterio darts towards him with the inverted bodyscissors, looking to transition it into the bulldog…but Danielson catches him on the upswing, planting him with a German suplex!!! Wow!! Danielson keeps the bridge – 1…2…NO!!!! Another kickout!!!

Both men are reaching exhaustion levels, as Danielson tries to bring Rey to his feet again. Rey quickly bursts free from the grip and hits another front dropkick, forcing Bryan back down to the middle rope. Mysterio is looking to end it all this time…619 connecting!! He nails it!!! Danielson goes flying back, but something’s up with Rey. The knee he hit on the iron post earlier seems to be acting up, as Rey’s finding it hard to get to his feet on the apron following his finishing move. Mysterio has to take his time springboarding with the seated senton!!! But again, the impact causes Mysterio’s knee to cause agonizing pain. Because of this, it takes Mysterio quite a while to try and crawl over to Danielson – 1…2…3…NO!!!! IT’S NOT OVER!!! IT’S STILL NOT OVER!!! Danielson rolls the shoulder!!!

The crowd is in disbelief and so is Mysterio, but it’s not all his fault. His knee is slowly crippling him, which Danielson notices after getting to his feet. He pulls Mysterio up from behind and hits…a Regal-plex!! He keeps the weak leg hooked – 1…2…3…NO!!! Yet another kickout!!! Both men are extremely weary at this point, as Danielson takes the luchadore and whips him into the ropes before running off the opposite ropes himself. Danielson looks like he’s going for a flying forearm smash, but before he can hit it, the also momentous Mysterio nails a mid-air dropkick to the flying knees of Danielson, sending him flying back across the middle rope. Mysterio dials it up again…619 HITS FOR A SECOND TIME!!!! This time, however, Mysterio knows he might not have the springboard strength, so he starts to ascend to higher ground to the top rope. Once there, Mysterio leaps…with a Frog Splash!!! Frog Splash!!! Eddie Guerrero’s finishing splash looks to be it – 1…2…3…!!!!

Winner: Rey Mysterio at (15:29)

Both men are receiving a standing ovation from the Hammerstein, the crowd going nuts. Mysterio struggles to his feet, but doesn’t hesitate to help Danielson get to his feet as well. Both men fall into each other with a warriors’ embrace, getting another pop from the crowd. The standing ovation continues when both men now when Mysterio takes Danielson’s hand and raises it himself. Mysterio then mouths “He’s the future! This man is the future!” But the cheers soon turn into a buzz of interest when someone bashes Danielson from behind. The exhausted American Dragon collapses to the canvas, while the same person kicks Mysterio in the gut and sends him sliding under the bottom rope, going face first into the padded outside. The camera looks up to reveal none other than Gregory Helms.

Helms, clad in street clothes and his signature beanie, has something in his hand, and it’s revealed to be a home video camera, potentially what he’s been ‘hacking’ segments with. He orders a cameraman to get into the ring, then throws his heavy production camera from his shoulders. Helms pushes his camera into the hands of the cameraman and orders him to “film with this”. The camera view then does switch to that of the home video camera, making the following look amateurlike, but real. Helms takes the downed Danielson and puts his face in view of the camera –

“This is the “Best in the World”? This is “the future”? This is pathetic!”

Helms then forces Danielson’s face into the canvas before backing away a few feet, stalking Bryan. While Danielson finally tries to recover, Helms launches himself and nails him with the Shining Wizard. Danielson’s eyes are glazed over as he collapses back into the canvas. Helms then takes the camera from the cameraman and kicks him down. He then stares into the camera, his face taking over the shot –

“LISTEN – I am the ‘Best in the World’! But you haven’t been listening, have you? Consider me your new eyes and ears, cruiserweights. AOW Oblivion – you’ve just been HACKED…BY…HELMS!!!”

~Cut to backstage…

We head backstage in an office setting now, where we see Mick Foley taking a gander at the TV screen, seeing Helms and what he’s caused. Foley shakes his head before standing behind his desk when we see someone already standing in front of it. We know this man as Lance Storm.


Foley:
Lance, man…isn’t that somethin’? One week, a 400 pound man interrupts my show. This week an angry cruiserweight with a camera. Someone, somewhere just really doesn’t like my matchmaking, do they?

Storm:
Don’t worry about it, Mick. But um…I gotta say I’m not too confident someone won’t interfere in my match.

Foley:
Well Lance, I wanted to show the young guns here in AOW what real competition is. To show’em how it’s done. And I couldn’t think of a better way than to have a pair of vets like you and Finlay face each other.

~Evidently, Storm is the opponent Finlay referenced last week

Storm:

I get that. But eh…

~Storm’s sentence trails off when someone walks in the door once again. We pan over to see the face of that lovable Chicago rouge, CM Punk.

Punk:

I couldn’t help but overhear outside the door there, Mick, that eh…you wanted to show we young guns what ‘real competition’ is…?

Foley:
Yes. Yes I did.

Punk:
Then I guess it’s such a good thing that I love competition, isn’t it? Pardon, scratch that, I’m addicted to competition.

Foley:
Mm-hmm…where is this goin’, Punk?

Punk:
Well you see, I was going over in my mind what I wanted to do to Muhammad Hassan if I saw him this week. And then I realized that I haven’t even had my one on one debut here in AOW. You wouldn’t mind lookin’ into that, would you Mick?

Storm:
How about you take my place tonight, Punk?

~Both Punk and Foley look at Storm with much interest

Storm
:
What better way to teach the young guns than give’em a ‘hands on’ experience, Mick?

~Punk nods in agreement before both men take glances at Foley

Foley:
Well…given that match we just saw, I guess doin’ a bit more of the same wouldn’t hurt…so Lance, you’re giving your blessing on this?

Storm:
Yeah. Absolutely.

Foley:
Alright then. It’s settled. Tonight, it’s gonna be the man who’s lookin’ for a fight in CM Punk against the man who loves to fight, Finlay.

~Crowd pops at the new proposed match

Punk
:
Thank you, Mr. Storm. And thank you, Mick.

~Punk shakes hands with both men as he thanks them, respectively

Punk: (In a sarcastic tone)

And to think, Joe said it was hard gettin’ matches out of you. Huh.
~Punk’s signature dry-yet-blunt humor is apparent in that statement, as well as the introduction that perhaps he and Joe and friends. Foley is slightly taken aback as Punk walks out of the room


We stay backstage now, where the camera leads to Paul London & Brian Kendrick, known collectively as the Hooliganz stretching, most definitely preparing for their main event contest tonight. While helping each other stretch, someone sneaks into the door in the form of backstage interviewer The Miz.

The Miz:
Paul London, Brian Kendrick as you both know, I am The Miz, interviewer extraordinaire. Do you guys have any idea what you’re getting yourselves into?

Brian Kendrick:
…who is this guy?

Paul London:
I don’t know, nor do I care too much.

The Miz:
Hey! You should care!! I’m trying to give you two a reality check! My expert journalist sources have informed me that your opponents tonight were seen talking with ladder match AND tag team veteran Christian Cage. What do you have to say about that?

Paul London:
Look, we know the World’s Greatest Tag Team. And if they respect themselves as much as we respect them, they want nothing to do with a loser like Christian.

Brian Kendrick:
And not to be a jerk or anything, man, but shouldn’t you be using your ‘interview extraordinaire’ skills to…y’know…ask us about the ladder match?

The Miz:
Fine. What do you two plan to do to maybe walk out of the Hammerstein with tag team gold?

Paul London:
Plan? What plan? We’re the Hooliganz! Do we look like planners to you?

Brian Kendrick:
And see that’s the thing about a ladder match – it’s unpredictable! As unpredictable as we are! That match plays to our nature, man.

Paul London:
So there’s no planning!

Brian Kendrick:
So there’s no thinking!

Kendrick & London:
So that’s nothing but – WINNING!

~London & Kendrick do a handshake of sorts, ending with both men grinning widely and stupidly in the face of Miz, who just stares at them like they’re…well…Hooliganz.



~Back at ringside…


Joey Styles: (Laughing)
Those guys crack me up. And they’re not wrong! The sheer unpredictability of the ladder match is the one thing that makes it so dangerous!

JBL:
Never knowin’ what’s gonna happen is a key part of a ladder match, I agree Joey, but the way you win a ladder match is you gotta control that unpredictability. You gotta expect everything and manage it. As great as those Hooliganz are, my money’s gonna be on the World’s Greatest Tag Team.

Joey Styles:
That’s a lot of money then, John.

JBL:
Exactly. And John Layfield never makes a bad investment.

Joey Styles:
Speaking of, John, what’s the big deal with Benjamin and Haas turning down any advice from Christian? You and everyone know very well that Christian Cage made his career out of matches like this. How wise was it for those two to deny any advice?

JBL:
You can try an’ get all the advice you want, Joey, but the fact is once you start climbin’ that ladder, its jus’ you by yourself. No amount of advice can help ya. Besides, they’re the World’s Greatest Tag Team. I’ve said it before an’ I’ll say it again – they’re the best in the world for a reason.



“MISERE CANTARE” is heard, as the man who wants a fight, CM Punk, comes through the curtain to a stunning ovation. The Hammerstein remembers Punk’s passion filled promo on the pilot episode, giving him his props. Punk winds his arm up before coming down the ramp, very excited to be competing once again.

Joey Styles:
And just moments ago, General Manager Mick Foley allowed Lance Storm to give CM Punk the match he wanted so badly.

JBL:
I hope this jackass gets exactly what he wished for, too. Finlay is not a guy for no novice and I hope he beats this kid down ‘til he sees the white meat.

Joey Styles:
What is up with your hatred of CM Punk? The guy comes here, says he loves wrestling, says he’s addicted to competition, looks for a fight against a guy like Finlay as you pointed out, and all you’ve done is ride his ass since he’s gotten here!

JBL:
The kid’s got the heart, don’t get me wrong, but he’s jus’ so stupid. An’ he looks stupid. CM Punk just has one ‘f those faces I jus’ wanna punch.

Joey Styles:
(Under his breath)
I can say the same about you, John.

JBL:
The hell are you mutterin’ about?

Joey Styles:
Nothing John.

“LAMBEG”
greets our ears for the first time since the pilot, as Finlay makes his way down the entrance ramp, a determined and no-nonsense look on his face. He’s got his trusty shillelagh in hand, and rolls into the ring. Almost as soon as he does and meets eye to eye with Storm, however, Finlay’s music is cut off and interrupted by the, by now, familiar sound of the Godzilla Horn, followed by LL Cool J telling us “DON’T CALL IT A COMEBACK!”

“MAMA SAID KNOCK YOU OUT” chimes around the arena, as Samoa Joe, ready in competition equipment, steps onto the ramp. He has a stare that’s locked on Finlay with utter intensity. Joe stands on the entrance ramp, as Finlay ventures over to the ropes and stares back at Joe. The referee has not called for the bell yet, but he is calling for Finlay’s attention to get this match started.

…but Finlay pays no heed. The immense long-distance staredown hits a climax as the crowd buzz crescendos when Finlay steps back out the ring and starts stepping up the ramp, Joe aggressively following suit, beginning to chug down the ramp. The crowd hits a wild pop now, as Joe and Finlay finally make a final charge and start brawling right on the ramp! The two are going at it with pure rage on both sides, Joe finally managing to pull some blows away and shove Finlay into a barricade wall.

This gives Joe the opportunity to take Finlay and throw him back up the ramp, now going away from the ring. Joe stays in control and continues bashing Finlay all the way back up the ramp, but Finlay changes the momentum of the brawl when he wraps around Joe’s head and throws it into the Roman-style pillar on the entrance stage!! Joe drifts towards the blood-red curtain now, enabling Finlay to knock him all the way into it, going backstage now.

…but we don’t stop watching the brawl!! It continues all the way into the lobby area!! Several fans have parted to let these two continue brawling, while several boneheads raise their Solo cups full of beer, just happy to be on camera. Finlay is still partially in control of Joe, but Joe fires back, just leaving these men firing lefts and rights in a blaze of beatings. Joe gets a good right hook in that turns Finlay around, but the Fighting Irishman takes one of the boneheads’ beer filled-Solos and throws it in Joe’s face. Displaying his Irish pride by using beer to his advantage, Finlay takes Joe and tries to chunk his face into a nearby fire extinguisher, but Joe manages to fight out of that by throwing Finlay into the wall, forcing a very noticeable crack in the drywall.

Joe, noting his surroundings, does take the fire extinguisher off its perch on the wall, perhaps looking to us it for something, but Finlay, also well aware of what’s going on, uses the weapon in Joe’s hands against him by forcing it into his stomach, causing the Submission Machine to drop it. Finlay now takes it in hand, and starts spraying the chemicals all over Joe!!!!! Joe is blinded by the white stuff now all over the place, with Finlay keeping true to his use-everything-as-a-weapon nature. This then leads to Finlay bullrushing towards Joe…and CRASHES BOTH MEN INTO THE WALL, BREAKING RIGHT THROUGH THE DRYWALL!!! The crowd noise has gone from somewhat muffled to full-out blasting. Why? The two have crashed a wall into a section of the crowd. The fans in the seats are now getting a perfect look at the brawls they’d become accustomed to back in the day.

The plaster and foam clad gladiators STILL aren’t done!! The two keep brawling across the aisles, moving all the way to the other side of the arena. Out of camera view, CM Punk is still in the ring, smiling in awe and leading the crowd into a “Joe’s gonna kill you” chant. Joe and Finlay keep going at it all the way back into the hallway, before fighting right back out through another tunnel. When we see them in the arena again, they’re brawling in all their intense glory on the infamous Hammerstein balcony. A close camera view reveals that Joe is bleeding right above his temple, while Finlay has started shedding crimson right above his left eye. Neither man is bleeding much, but blood has been shed. The crowd is absolutely on fire, as both men brawling are in clear view on the now famous balcony, with Styles and JBL hyping it like mad. After a few seconds of more brutality, we see several officials – referees and several event staff bodyguards – finally forcing these two to back off each other, restraining the rabid ones. It isn’t easy, though. Joe makes one final angry burst towards Finlay, but the men in black, now approaching double digits between both men, drag Joe back and begin getting the men separated.


Joey Styles:
Someone’s finally stepped in and stopped these men!! My God!! Samoa Joe and Finlay just broke the Hammerstein Ballroom!!

JBL:
They tore th’ walls down an’ blew the roof off an’ they’re STILL wantin’ to get at each other’s throats!

Joey Styles:
Ladies and gentlemen, this is all happening while a match was supposed to take place, but these men have just…I have never seen what has just transpired here tonight.

JBL:
Aw, what th’ hell is that idiot doin’ now?


“That idiot” is JBL referring to CM Punk, who’s now started a “Let them fight! Let them fight!” chant. It soon proves just as infectious as his previous chanting cry, with the crowd soon becoming overwhelmed with the chant. The boos start taking over when they realize that no, they will not let them fight.

Joey Styles:
What pandemonium! THIS is the ‘war’ part of AOW Wrestling, I can tell you that much! But what we can’t tell you, ladies and gentlemen, is what’s going to happen! Mick Foley promised CM Punk a match and his opponent is…well…on the way out of the building! What’s to come of this?

**COMMERCIAL BREAK**


As we return from the break, Lance Storm is on his way to the ring, about to crawl in at this point, Foley not having backed away on his promise and Storm, perhaps, wanting to face the kid he seemingly respects so much for himself. He climbs into the ring to a very decent pop, surrounded by many who saw him in his glory days in ECW. Punk has a wide grin on his face before shaking hands with Storm and moving a few steps back, both men settling in opposite corners before the start of the bell.

MATCH 2
CM Punk
v.
Lance Storm


Punk and Storm approach each other before circling a bit before both men lock-up. Storm, the tested veteran, pops Punk’s elbow up and pulls down on Punk’s neck, dragging him all the way to the mat on all fours. Storm pulling an amateur move there, with Storm now on top of Punk, who’s on hands and knees. Storm then proceeds to move towards Punk’s head, putting in a front headlock to Punk, still on his knees. After a moment, Storm reaches under and pulls Punk’s arm across his face, removing Punk’s foundation and forcing him to fall and roll over. When that happens, Storm rolls with Punk, locking in a bridged twisted headlock, bridging up while Punk’s on his back, prompting a pin – 1…2…3-NO!! Punk rolls back to his stomach, but he’s flat now, with Storm’s front headlock still synched in. To those with good audio, Storm can be heard, barely audible – “If you want it, you gotta get out, kid.”

“Get out kid” is exactly what Punk does, as he yanks off the grip of Storm around his head, taking his arm and wrenching it into a hammerlock. Again, the veteran Storm knows this, and quickly rushes into the ropes in front of him and bounces his chest off them, holding onto it with his other arm. This forces Punk to break his hold and rolls him backward. Storm, freed now, takes a short rush towards Punk, but Punk surprises the vet with a high kick to the side of the head!!

This gets a surprise pop from the crowd as Storm drops like a stone, rolling past the ropes to the apron. Punk takes this time to get some circulation back to his head, while Storm starts climbing back to his feet on the apron using the ropes. Punk turns to the now recovered Storm, but the Canadian one shoves his shoulder into Punk’s gut, forcing Punk back a few steps. Once he’s backed off, Storm launches off the rope with a springboard clothesline, followed by a cover – 1…2…NO!! Punk rolls the shoulder!

Storm then brings the Chicago native to his feet, and tosses him into the ropes. On the rebound, Punk kicks the lowered face of Storm, before turning back and rebounding off the ropes again, but Storm is waiting for him, as he rolls through Punk’s assault and locks in the Canadian Maple Leaf!! The half-Boston Crab is something Punk is somewhat familiar with, as he quickly crawls to the nearby ropes and grabs the bottom one, breaking the hold. Storm then tries to whip Punk again, but Punk reverses it and whips Lance, when Punk executes a flawless snap scoop powerslam on the rebound. Punk’s first cover – 1…2…3-NO!!! Storm isn’t done so fast!!

Punk delivers a stomp to Storm before walking over to the ropes and climbing through them, waiting on the apron. Storm eventually gets back to a vertical base, when Punk launches himself with his own springboard clothesline!!! A rebuttal to Storm’s from a few minutes prior!! A cover – 1…2…NO!!! Storm fights out again. Punk tries to bring the veteran to his feet, but as he does, Storm surprises him with a shoulder jawbreaker, sending Punk back a step before Storm whips him into a corner hard while quickly rebounding on the ropes behind him, causing Punk to immediately bounce out. Storm meets Punk off the rebound with a high-impact leg lariat that takes the young gun down. Storm with another cover -1…2…3-NO!!! Punk kicks out!

Storm stares down at Punk from his knees now, nodding his head a bit and mouthing “good job, kid”. As Storm reaches over to maybe bring Punk up by the hair, Punk pulls him down and gets him in a small package!!! 1…2…3-NO!!! Storm unfolds from the surprise move, but as both men quickly get to their feet, Storm is met with a CM Punk armdrag before getting up quickly again, before Punk whips him into a corner. With the upped tempo now, Punk doesn’t hesitate to rush into the corner and hit the high knee to Storm, followed immediately by the bulldog to complete the combo. Punk doesn’t go for the cover, instead, he motions towards the crowd with his straight-edge taunt. He waits for Storm to get back to his feet before catching him in the urange, slamming him down, and locking in the Anaconda Vice!! Vice locked in!! The veteran’s in the Vice!!! Punk is selling the intensity of the submission finisher, with the crowd roaring for what could be the match finish…but then it slowly transitions into some sort of mild heat. Why? Someone’s rushing down the aisle! The commenters inform us that this is Brent Albright…but what is he doing here?

Albright slides into the ring and stomps Punk in the face, forcing him to release his hold, and causing the referee to ring the bell.

Winner via DQ: CM Punk at (6:39)

Albright has a look of sheer intensity on his face, but is completely emotionless. Punk rolls away from his attacker, but Albright’s eyes are now on the downed Lance Storm. Albright shoots down and locks in the Crowbar, the high-angle Fujiwara armbar, nearly tearing Storm’s arm out of the socket. He holds it in with authority for several intense seconds before slamming it down after having his fill.

He then looks over to CM Punk, who’s to his feet now and in a corner. Albright rushes towards Punk, but Punk moves out of the way, sending Albright crashing into the corner. With Albright prone, Punk charges at him, but Brent is aware and kicks Punk in the midsection, doubling Punk over. Albright then shoots behind him and flips Punk head over heels with a half-nelson suplex. When Punk is downed, he too, gets his arm wrenched with the Crowbar.

Albright is getting huge heat right now, he then looks up the ramp with a very sinister smile. Standing on the entrance stage is none other than Paul Burchill, who’s clapping his hands. Albright looks at the work he’s done before walking back up the ramp. The camera follows him up the ramp, all the way ‘til he reaches Burchill. Burchill then extends a hand…before Albright shakes it, perhaps confirming that Paul Burchill has found his ‘accomplice’
.

Joey Styles:
Well a few weeks ago, we saw that man, Paul Burchill, tell us that he was in fact looking for an accomplice to spread his knowledge of wrestling onto…but I didn’t it’d happen in such brutal fashion!

JBL:
Then quite honestly, Joey, you don’t know Paul Burchill that well, do you?

Joey Styles:
But what…what does Paul Burchill want with CM Punk and Lance Storm?

JBL:
Why do I keep sending notices to comp’nies I’ve already bought? B’cause it’s fun t’ mess with the weak, that’s why, Joey.

Joey Styles:
Weak? Lance Storm, a man who has the wrestling prowess as good as anybody and CM Punk, a guy who’s gained the respect of everyone around him in a matter of weeks – you wanna tell me those guys are weak?

JBL:
And who’s face down in the canvas right now, Joey? Tell me – get yer glasses cleaned and look in that ring righ’ now and tell me that you don’t see that Punk and Lance Storm ‘re achin’ an’ in pain!

Joey Styles:
I see two men who didn’t deserve anything that they just got!!

JBL:
If you wanna blame anyone for any of this, Joey, blame Mick Foley. All of this is just a sign of how absolutely terrible he is in the position he’s in. Blame him, because of him, all this chaos has done nothin’ but take over Oblivion tonight. Fire Foley!! Fire Foley!! Fire Foley!!

Joey Styles:
Whatever, John. You're starting to sound like a Democratic protester. Well ladies and gentlemen, coming up on the other side of the break, we will see two teams who will get what they deserve tonight. Both of these teams have earned their right to be tag team champions, but only one will prove that they deserve it. Coming up next, a Ladder Match for the vacant AOW World Tag Team Championships between the World’s Greatest Tag Team and the Hooliganz! You won’t wanna miss this!!

Quote:
**Video Package**

We’re brought to the scene of an empty, dark, dusty looking locker room with one small window letting in just a little sun. We then can hear Mexican acoustic guitar strings being played before a narrator with a definite Spanish accent speaks…

It is said that gravity is what keeps men bound to the Earth.

The camera pan of the locker room halts when we see a man, back towards the camera and face in the shadows, in front of a bench, lacing up his boots on top of his blue tights…

What holds men back and binds them down are simply known as…limits

The same man slips on another piece of tights, this one over his head like a shirt, also blue…

Gravity is a limit, a universal chain.

As the man slips on his whole costume, he reaches in his locker…

But some men…

As the man pulls out from his locker, we see in his hands is a luchador mask…

Some men have no limits.

The man slowly slips the mask over his face, finally allowing us to see the faced, albeit masked, of this man without limits.



AERO STAR ES SIN LIMITAS
{Aero Star is without limits}
COMING TO AOW
**COMMERCIAL BREAK**


We return to Oblivion in the backstage areas, where we see Paul Burchill and his new apprentice, Brent Albright. They seem to have a target while they’re walking, making a casual line towards someone who’s turned around so we can’t see. Burchill puts his hand on this mystery man’s shoulder…revealed instantly to be none other than millionaire Muhammad Hassan. Hassan simply looks at both men with a dastardly smile before handing both men a wad of cash each. Burchill takes the time to count his stash.

Hassan:
I’m sure you’ll find everything in order, gentlemen. And there’s more where that came from if you keep up what I just saw.

~Burchill smiles at Hassan as the tycoon walks away, leaving Burchill to talk to his ‘apprentice’…

Burchill:
And there will be much, much more where that came from, young Albright. That’s what we do. We’re mercenaries. We don’t choose sides. We get our due when we’re done. We bring the pain so we can get the pay. Understood?

~Albright nods in agreement

Burchill:
First things first, mate…we need to get you looking like a gentlemen.

~Burchill and Albright begin to walk away, with Burchill leading the way

~Back at ringside…


Joey Styles:
Well before we get onto our main event folks, we have to pass along to you the information we’ve just received concerning the 2-hour Supershow we have planned in two weeks.

JBL:
Oh, this one is a doosey. In two weeks, Samoa Joe and Dave Finlay will face off against each other in what we’ve been told is a… “War Rules” match…? The hell’s that, Joey?

Joey Styles:
What I’ve been told is that it is no count outs, no disqualifications, and the falls count anywhere! So those guys could go all over the arena like they did tonight! That’s in two weeks, but right now it’s main event time!

**DING DING DING**

Tony Chimel:
The following contest is a Ladder Match. And it is for the AOW World Tag Team Championships!!!

“LONDON CALLING”
plays over the sound system now, as The Hooliganz make their way to the entrance stage. They mime climbing a ladder before rushing on down to the ring, both running under the double ladders set up close to the base of the ramp. They then slide in under the ropes and continue their theatrics, hitting double backflips off the top ropes and giving a handshake. The two seem poised to climb that ladder, even if they’ve just jinxed themselves.

“BETTER THAN GREAT” chimes now, as the World’s Greatest Tag Team makes their trot out, very controlled in contrast to their Hooligan opponents. They’re not pandering to the crowd like their opponents, either, moving out of the way of the ladders in the lower portions in the ramp. They seem intense and focused, but they show an intimidation factor when the leap cleanly from the floor to the apron simultaneously, as though they were two Brock Lesnars. They climb in the ring, however, and shake hands once again very respectively with London & Kendrick.

MAIN EVENT
~Ladder Match~
For the FIRST EVER AOW World Tag Team Championships
The Hooliganz
v.
The World’s Greatest Tag Team


All four men stay in place after their handshake, looking at each other in the eye…then all four pairs of eyes look towards the heavens to get a sight of what they’re here for. This is no longer about respect. This is no longer about who may be the better team. This is about the gold in the sky. And all four men know that, each of them pointing towards what they want. When each of the men lock gazes once again, it’s the WGTT who are the first to throw blows, giving the both men hard strikes over their heads. Benjamin forces London out of the ring momentarily, while Haas wears down Kendrick enough to whip him towards Benjamin who beheads him with a clothesline. The early working World’s Greatest group gives them the opportunity to dive out of the ring and attempt to snatch the ladders at the base of the ramp.

As both men try to grab both ladders, Paul London is seen coming back into the frame, clubbing both men on the spine and halting their attempt to bring the ladders into play. London quickly knocks away Benjamin before trying to work on Haas, but the numbers game get to London quickly, as Benjamin & Haas double lift London and bounce his head off the nearby barricade. London swoons for a bit, while Benjamin takes down one of the ladders and has it horizontal across his chest, while Haas grabs the other side. The two rush towards London, looking to clothesline him with the ladder, but London is able to slide underneath said ladder. But the momentum of the WGTT takes them towards the ring, where Brian Kendrick is awaiting them with a plancha over the top rope, sending London crashing into the ladder and both men underneath it!!!

Already a big spot in the home of hardcore, with Kendrick tending to his tender rib area now. London helps his tag team partner to his feet, as both men try and get the other ladder that’s set up on the ramp now and throw it under the ropes and into the ring. They’re successful, but Kendrick is slow to his feet. They set up the ladder center ring, both men looking to climb the ladder, but they don’t make it far before their opponents storm the ring and yank both men off the apparatus. It’s London’s turn to be double teamed now, as Haas takes down the ladder and holds it folded in his arms, as Benjamin takes London and whips him into Haas, who flings the ladder into London’s face, causing him to drop like a stone. The impact of the ladder itself sends it into a corner and London rolling outside the ring again, as Kendrick is faced with taking on both men once again. He holds his ground this time, however, as he quickly delivers a back elbow to Haas before leaping at Benjamin with a leaping calf kick and turning back to Haas to do the same. Haas stays up, however, bouncing off some ropes and tries to attack Kendrick again, but he’s met with a dropkick that forces him to land on the corner-clad ladder. The ladder crunches and bends on the impact, but doesn’t break. London, who’s crawled onto the apron now, is veering close to the corner Haas in. Kendrick grabs the base of the ladder and holds it perfectly horizontal now, with the middle turnbuckle and Kendrick holding it slightly elevated and Haas still on top. London climbs and flies off the top rope…with a double mule stomp right to the sternum of Haas on the elevated ladder!!

The crowd is eating it up now, with both teams showing just how far they’re gonna push the limit tonight to be the best in the world (Gregory Helms and/or Bryan Danielson notwithstanding). Benjamin is quick to jump to his partner’s aide, however, as he quickly throws Kendrick over and starts delivering blows to London before delivering a quick scoop slam. Benjamin then takes the ladder his partner just had his body crunched on and waits for London to recover before ramming London’s midsection all the way into the corner, pinning the cruiserweight between the steel ladder and the steel post. A chorus of ‘oohs’ goes around, while Benjamin helps Haas get to his feet. The two seem to have a plan in effect, as Benjamin launches himself towards London with a stinger splash, but leaps clean over the ladder. Haas quickly follows suit to complete the combo with a dropkick that causes Haas to fall on the ladder.

Haas rolls over in minor pain while London rolls outside again, but Benjamin is quick to take the ladder and try to set it up again. Benjamin sets things up and is ready to execute the first real climb of the match –

SIX RUNGS TO GO…


FIVE RUNGS TO GO…


FOUR RUNGS TO GO…

NO!! Kendrick is there to stop him from climbing anymore, but Benjamin isn’t knocked off the ladder. Elsewhere, Haas is trying to pull the other ladder inside the ring through the middle ropes. Unbeknownst to Haas, London is atop some nearby ring steps outside the ring, and leaps off of them with a flipping senton…THAT SENDS THE LADDER CATAPAULTING INTO THE FACE OF HAAS!!! WOW!!! London is tending to his back now with Haas now forced to roll out, but London able to crawl back in the ring just as Kendrick has found a way to pull Benjamin off the ladder. Kendrick takes this chance to try and climb the ladder himself –

FIVE RUNGS TO GO…


FOUR RUNS TO GO…

NO!! Benjamin stop him too, as he starts climbing the ladder behind Kendrick, forcing Kendrick to turn all the way around while still in the ladder to try and fight him off. London, meanwhile, gets underneath Benjamin in a powerbomb position, as Benjamin’s face tells he knows he’s not in a good spot. As London pulls Benjamin away and off the ladder and into a full powerbomb position, Kendrick is getting ready to leap from the ladder…as London & Kendrick execute a powerbomb/seated senton combination!!! Wow!!! Yet another showcase of offense!!

London & Kendrick compose themselves before taking down the ladder they just did that off of out of center ring and set it into a corner, out of the way. London is able to successfully pull in the ladder Haas was attempting to earlier, setting it up across the top rope of a different corner. L & K want to put them down for good before climbing. They take the stunned Benjamin and bring him to his feet, before whipping him into the corner, his head meeting the steel apparatus!! The ladder again lets out a sickening crunch as it meets the skull of young Shelton, but the Hooliganz aren’t done yet. London quickly takes the ladder off the top rope and lays it flat on the canvas, where Kendrick drags the body of Benjamin on top of. London is now ascending to the top rope, and the audience starts to stand up, knowing where this may be going. Kendrick points to London as he reaches the top, but as he gets set to tumble down, Charlie Haas, still outside, pulls Kendrick from under the bottom rope, his face impacting the padded outside hard. As that happens, London leaps for the 450 Splash…but Benjamin rolls off the ladder…LEAVING LONDON TO CRASH AND BURN HIS MIDSECTION ON THE UNFORGIVING LADDER!!!

The crowd doesn’t quite know what to expect next, but as Haas gets into the ring to aid his partner, so does Kendrick, who’s still not completely back yet from his faceplant a moment ago. Haas and Benjamin have their backs to the ladder that was set in the corner a while ago, as Kendrick charges almost blindly towards them, only to get double flapjacked face-first into the ladder!!! The crowd pops huge once again for this, soon garnering this chorus from the crowd –

*CLAP CLAP CLAPCLAPCLAP*
THIS IS AWESOME!!!
*CLAP CLAP CLAPCLAPCLAP*
THIS IS AWESOME!!!

The World’s Greatest Tag Team don’t pay much heed it seems, as both men go to get both ladders. They set them up center ring side by side, when both men start to climb the two different ladders on alternating sides. Paul London, however, crawls on his hands and knees towards the ladder with Haas on it, beginning to climb the other side.

HAAS & BENJAMIN HAVE FOUR RUNGS TO GO….


HAAS & BENJAMIN HAVE THREE RUNGS TO GO…


HAAS & BENJAMIN HAVE TWO RUNGS TO GO…

London almost leaps vertically while on the ladder to jab Haas in the abdomen, slowly climbing up to Haas level. This has Benjamin distracted to stop climbing for a moment, with London winding up right beside him. The distraction London’s given has allowed Kendrick to sneak in on the other side of Benjamin’s ladder, leaving this as all four men are ascending, climbing towards their goal. Kendrick soon, druggingly, gets up to level and starts exchanging blows atop the ladder with Benjamin, while Haas does the same with London. Every man is now brawling fifteen feet into the air!! London and Haas soon push over the ladder holding both Benjamin and Kendrick, sending them falling and sprawling!!! Kendrick drop straight to the floor from the ladder, while Benjamin falls guillotined on the top rope!! Haas and London continue fighting, but it causes the ladder to lose its balance and soon starts falling to the opposite side…sending those two men straight down as well!!! Haas falls eagle spread and lands on his front side, while London perhaps isn’t so lucky and falls leg-spread on the top rope, straddling the nads of London!! London straddles for a second before falling off, leaving all four men sprawled all over the ring area.


Joey Styles:
My word…this ring looks like a hurricane went through a Home Depot!! Look at what these men are willing to put themselves through to call themselves Tag Team Champions! Please, do not go anywhere, ladies and gentlemen!

**COMMERCIAL BREAK**


As we return back from the explosive way we went away, one ladder has been re-erected in the center of the ring, with both Brian Kendrick and Charlie Haas climbing this one on both sides. Kendrick is already at the top of the ladder, reaching for the gold…but Haas is there to strike him down! Kendrick is doubled over the top of the ladder, leaving Haas to strike him in the face a few times. Haas then climbs up an extra step before throwing Kendrick’s arm over his head, setting him up for something…SUPERPLEX!! SUPERPLEX OFF THE LADDER!!! OH MY GOD!!! Kendrick is broken in half with that move, leaving his kidneys perhaps in puddles. Haas is taken out as well, but this leaves the door open for Benjamin to now climb the ladder.

SIX RUNGS TO GO…


FIVE RUNGS TO GO…


FOUR RUNGS TO GO…

NO!!! Paul London is there to stunt him, giving him several blows to the stomach. He climbs to be level with Benjamin, but Benjamin fights back and climbs another rung. London is quick to stop him, bashing him in the skull with a hard fist several times, before leaping to make room…for a dropkick off the ladder, knocking both he and Benjamin all the way down!!!! London holds onto his side in pain, while Benjamin is forced to tend to his back and roll out of the ring.

The ring is empty for a moment, with all the men down once again, the ladder stays standing center ring, the only stairway to the heavens. The first man to try to climb once again is Charlie Haas, still feeling that suplex impact. He turns the ladder so that we can see the “A” shape of the ladder, beginning to climb the left side of it. Outside the ring, Paul London has grabbed hold of the other ladder in the match and has climbed into the ring with it while Haas climbs…


FIVE RUNGS TO GO…


FOUR RUNGS TO GO…

….
THREE RUNGS TO GO…


TWO RUNGS TO GO…


ONE RUNG TO GO…!!!!

NO!! Haas is stopped by London using the other, closed ladder like a battering ram to Haas’ gut!! Haas doubles over in pain, as London steps back to charge with it again, this one hitting Haas in the face and knocking him off!! Haas falls straight into the canvas and back to the floor, while London throws the other ladder back outside before pushing the other ladder a bit to the right. He begins climbing the left side that Haas was climbing.


SIX RUNGS TO GO


FIVE RUNGS TO GO…


FOUR RUNGS TO GO…


THREE RUNGS TO GO….

….
TWO RUNGS TO GO…

Outside the ring, Shelton Benjamin has gotten onto the apron, leaning back on the top rope…

…ONE RUNG TO GO…!!! LONDON’S TOUCHING THE GOLD…!!!

Benjamin springboards from the apron…all the way onto the ladder, grappling London around the waist. London’s attempt to grab the gold is stopped by this sudden development, with the crowd buzzing as to what’s coming next. London tries to fight Benjamin off, but Benjamin isn’t letting go. It takes a second to set up, but after a brief lull to do so, SHELTON BENJAMIN GERMAN SUPLEXES LONDON OFF THE TOP OF THE LADDER…LONDON IS FLIPPED ALL THE WAY OVER, LANDING ON HIS FACE TO THE OUTSIDE FROM FIFTEEN FEET IN THE AIR!!! OH MY GOD!!!! Benjamin, who had to fall backwards on it, is gripping his neck from the fall, while the ladder has fallen forward (due to the fact that London had to push off of it for the spot), while London himself is sprawled out, face down. The crowd is roaring with the two words every wrestler wants to hear –

“HOLY SHIT!!! HOLY SHIT!!! HOLY SHIT!!! HOLY SHIT!!!”

Benjamin is deabilitated for the moment, while outside the ring in front of the announcers’ table, Charlie Haas and Brian Kendrick are duking it out, both men exhausted and hurt beyond belief at this point. The two duke it out until Kendrick is forced to lean on the barricade, which Haas responds to by raising a high boot to the face of Kendrick! How Haas is able to be that flexible at this point is beyond anyone’s guess. What more could this match possibly offer? Our question is answered soon enough.

Haas grabs the other fifteen foot ladder not in the ring and sets it up close to the announce table, a tad diagonal to it. The crowd is curious as to where this is going, but as Kendrick is dragged to his feet from behind, Kendrick nails Haas in the face with a backflip kick! This sends Haas reeling onto the announce table, laying him across. Kendrick now begins to climb the ladder on the side closest to the announce table and his prone foe, putting his back towards him. Bad move, as Haas is able to recover while standing on top of the announce table and is at a level about equal to Kendrick, hitting him in the spine several times and stopping him. Meanwhile, in the ring, Benjamin has ventured close to a corner that’s right in front of the ladder at this point. Haas jumps off the table and starts climbing underneath Kendrick, putting him in a chair drop position. When that happens, Haas keeps climbing with Kendrick on this elevated perch. Benjamin has reached the top rope and is level with where Kendrick is right now, hanging in an electric chair drop position above the ladder. The crowd is buzzing for what could potentially come next, with Benjamin leaping from the top…WOW!!!! WOW!!! DOOMSDAY DEVICE FROM THE TOP ROPE TO THE TOP OF A LADDER OUTSIDE!!! WOW!!! THE WORLD’S GREATEST DOOMSDAY DEVICE!!!!

The timeslot is now in overrun, but the match hasn’t ended yet!! After the impact, Benjamin’s face hits off the announce table on the fall, Kendrick tumbles from his neck-break perch onto his face like his teammate, while Haas falls onto his side from a loss of balance, but he’s able to get up and walk around while hearing those epic words once again…

“HOLY SHIT!!! HOLY SHIT!!! HOLY SHIT!!! HOLY SHIT!!!”

Haas, tending to his back now, slides into the ring and sets up the ladder that’s in the ring right under the tag titles. He does so in the view where we can only see one side, but he starts climbing the other side, with no one around to stop him…except Paul London, who’s started crawling back into the ring under the bottom rope…

HAAS HAS SIX RUNGS TO GO!!

….
HAAS HAS FIVE RUNGS TO GO!!

….
HAAS HAS FOUR RUNGS TO GO!!!


HAAS HAS THREE RUNGS TO GO!!!


HAAS HAS TWO RUNGS TO GO!!!


HAAS HAS ONE RUNG TO GO…!!! HE REACHES UP –

NO!!! London has crawled to the top and is fighting Haas feverishly, both men firing right hands back at each other, but Haas gets the upper hand and starts delivering rapid, hard right strikes that eventually force London to stiffen from the abuse, and fall like a mighty oak straight down to the canvas. Haas reaches up…and unhooks the tag team titles!!

Winners and FIRST EVER AOW World Tag Team Champions: The World’s Greatest Tag Team at (23:39)


JBL:
I am at a complete loss for words, Joey…that…was…breathtakin’.

Joey Styles:
I could not agree more, John. The carnage before us and the respect, the tension, the pride in all these men was displayed – and the World’s Greatest Tag Team are indeed your champions. But just barely.


Haas slips down the ladder with both titles in hand, as Benjamin is doing his damndest to try and get into the ring on his own will and power, but he needs a bit of help from Haas to get to his feet. He hands Benjamin his share of the gold, leaning on each other. Both men are exhausted, but have the strength to hold up and show off their new AOW World Tag Team Championships to a standing ovation for all four men.


Joey Styles:
Ladies and gentlemen, we might have just seen the greatest match thus far in AOW history, and on this chaos filled, anarchy inducing night, we have new AOW World Tag Team Champions!


On that line, the WGTT begin their backwards walk up the ramp, still holding their titles high, as they watch London and Kendrick struggle to get to their feet. Benjamin & Haas do a salute to the fallen, as they still immensely respect the two men who just sent them over their limit. The final shot in this edition of Oblivion is that of Benjamin and Haas holding their titles high, to the crowd still popping harder than they ever have.

*END SHOW*



September 26th
*Special 2-hour Supershow*

~Current Card~


~AOW Cruiserweight Championship~
~Match & Participants TBA~

~AOW Dynasty Championship~
~Match & Participants TBA~

*War Rules Match*
Samoa Joe v. Finlay

~AOW World Heavyweight Championship~
Chris Jericho(c) w/Paul “The Great” Wright v. Rob Van Dam v. Shawn Michaels



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Man, has it already been a week? It feels like it's been less... then again, if memory serves me, I was a little bit late reviewing your last show... anyways, let's do this! By the way, forgive me if my grammar is less then stellar in this review, my aunts house is the last place in the world that still uses Internet "Spell Check-Less" Explorer as it's browser, and I have to work here...

You started off strong with another Jericho promo, which is always a great way to kick things off, and the added prescence of Paul Wright is great! Really does give Jericho just a little bit more power when he's in the ring. Speakings of power, Heyman's announcement was a little expected, but all-in-all a welcome way to make the super show's card a bit more stacked. Having Wright go to attack and Jericho calling him off was good, too. It shows that Jericho is the only one who can control the monster, reminds me a bit of AAE and Umaga.

Having Haas and Benjamin tell Christian off was a good way to continue the story, and a good way to build up Haas and Benjamin with a curve of arrogance about them. I don't know why, but I'm predicting a full fledged heel turn for them in the very near future.

Joey and JBL... still entertaining. Nuff said.

Adding a bit more of a twist to the "Yin VS Yang" in the no-count out rule was pretty cool. The match was great, but I feel as if having Danielson do the job was a bad move. A veteran like Mysterio should be putting over some of the younger guy's, though I could be bias toward Danielson since he's my favorite wrestler, and I grew bored with Mysterio quite a while ago. Helms' attack at the end of the match was awesome, and having him make the camera man use Helms' camera was actually pretty neat. I could visualise it perfectly! Helms is definitely the high light of your cruiserweight division right now, and I can't wait to see him make his debut in the ring! A side note, though, that I can see, these are the only three men who are in your cruiserweight division that are really doing anything, so including guy's like Jamie and Jack in upcoming shows would probably be a good idea, just to give the division a little more depth.

The Foley office segment was good, and I like how you handled Punk, but I do have a small issue with it. In the segment, Storm was complaining about how he's worried about interference, then he goes and lets Punk fill in for his match. That kind of makes Storm look like a pussy! I'm hoping that that isn't your plan for Storm, because I generally really like the guy, and I'm hoping that he gets used a bit, and I don't want to see him playing the role of the roster's pussy character!

The Hooliganz' promo was really good. I see what you mean about me fucking up their promo over on my side of the fence, because the two are super laid back, and you portrayed that extremely well. Also, Miz as a heel interviewer is still genius, but I have a feeling that there will come a time in the somewhat-distant future where that angle will have run it's course... I'm just sayin'.

The massive brawl between Finlay and Joe was pretty damn bad ass! The hardcore element of the brawl was pretty kick ass, and it makes me look forward to their hardco... er, "War" match at the super show (Jeez, how many names does the Hardcore match have these days?)

Having Storm as Finlay's replacement was a nice touch and helps redeem Storm's image a little bit, but I was kind of annoyed that the match was tampered with and ended in a DQ. I understand why this was done, but I hate it when great matches end in bullshit ways. But moving on, having Brent debut doing Paul's dirty work was a good way to bring him in, but I'm really hoping that Brent doesn't have an A-Ry approach to it... by that, I mean I'm hoping that Brent doesn't get his ass handed to him every week while Burchill gets away from it all scott free! I'd like to see the two having more of a working relationship then the man-bitch relationship that A-Ry had with the Miz.

I really don't know who Aero Star is, but by the looks of it, he's a cruiser, which is great and already addresses my cruiser complaint from earlier in the video. Just please, don't play the same promo for him over and over again like you did for Paul Wright. With Wright it was only two weeks before his debut, so it wasn't a big issue, but I don't know how long it'll be before Aero's debut, and I don't want that to become a "Bathroom Break" segment of your show, because, with the exception of Wright's second week debut promo, you haven't had any of these thusfar in any of the AOW shows.

Having Hassan pay off Brent and Burchill helped develop Hassan as the rich asshole. It looks like your going to be taking an APA approach to Burchill and Brent, but with more class to the APA. First off, I'm just waiting to hear JBL's comparison. But in all seriousness, I can see Burchill playing that kind of role, and Brent, as his apprentace, going along with it. I don't know exactly what Burchill means by the gentlemen look, because Burchill's apparal was always kind of scruffy, so I'm assuming that both characters are getting a make over?

The ladder match, as expected, stole the show. I'm not going to get into talking about my favorite moments, or this review will soon become long as hell, but it was brilliantly written, and I think you made the right move by having Haas and Benjamin win it. Again, I see them becoming the heels very soon, which will keep their feud with the Hooliganz alive. I definitely want to see this feud continue, and have a big blowoff match at the Supershow for the belts!

All in all, I had a little bit more to complain about in this show, but you didn't dissapoint me! I'm hoping that next week, we get a few more matches announced for the super show, and I'm kind of curious who your going to put in for the Dynasty championship, since you have three hot feuds that could easily fit in (Christian-Lashley, Joe-Finlay and Hassan-Punk... I'd kind of like to see Joe and Finlay's war match be for the Dynasty championship, but I don't think your going to go that route, which I completely understand). Looking forward to next week's preview and, of course, the show!
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Kicking off with Jericho and ‘The Great’ was really the only option after last week, and I liked what he had to say for the most part. I have to assume this promo was influenced by some of the real life stuff between Jericho and Michaels from a few years back, as many of the comments regarding Jericho being honest and upset that Michaels was cheered for attacking him were relatable to that timeframe. But it worked well here, really putting over Jericho’s worthiness as it were. Perhaps dragged on a wee bit long, but it the content and message it put across was fine. Heyman on the otherhand was very much the opposite, I’d have liked to have heard a bit more from him. But the announcement of the title match at the special sounds pretty mega, should be a great one to read. Hmmm… very intrigued by the fact Jericho stopped the attack, and especially that “save it for the unworthy” line. That would suggest Heyman is worthy afterall? Swerve turn to reveal Heyman and Jericho are in cahoots perhaps? I’d be all over that if it happens. Solid enough start to things, perhaps not as good as previous weeks, but good enough.

Not so sure the relevance of Christian and TWGTT speaking, seemed a tad random. The putdown made sense though, although once again there seemed to be quite the touch of aggression from Haas and Benjamin. I doubt you’d have Christian interfere in the main event given what you’ve done with the tag scene thus far, so I’m gonna have to say I dunno where this was going, unless it tips Christian over the edge and he gets real pissed off with things.

I’m glad you explained the rules before this match, and I’m interested in what you can come out with given it’s no count out. The action was pretty cool, liked that little opening paragraph, and also liked the amount of near falls at the end. Both men came out of the match looking great, and I liked the way you had Rey put Bryan over after the bell. I perhaps would have wanted to see a bit more stuff on the outside given the match rules, but the action was exciting and was a good opener. Helms has quickly became a favourite of this thread for me, but I’m a sucker for a catchy catchphrase. Helms really established himself here as a force to be reckoned with, but Danielson appears like the star in the making given how the match turned out.

Gotta admit, found this segment very strange. Don’t see why Lance would let Punk take his spot really, and while Punk and Finlay will no doubt be a solid match, surely Storm would want in on that. Also didn’t understand why after claiming he was worried about interference he would then stand aside. This didn’t really work for me tbh.

London and Kendrick was much more like it, and I think you captured that kinda goofy character they both have well. Certainly a striking contrast to how straight-laced Haas and Benjamin were earlier. Although London saying “nor” seemed a bit off. Miz has been pretty sweet in this thread, gives a good contrast to goodie two shoes Torrie. Much better than the segment that preceded it.

Damn, brutal stuff between Finlay and Joe. Loved that spot with the crashing through the dry wall, and I was half expecting someone to take a dive off the balcony the way this was going. Really added a bit of spice to this match, should be rough as hell when the two finally meet.

Punk/Storm makes sense of course, but again I still don’t see what the segment earlier was for. A simple challenge from Punk or something would have done it, and saved Lance from looking poor earlier. Anyway, another good match here, but pretty spoiled by the DQ ending. Not been Lance Storm’s night at all has it? While I understand you following on from the Burchill bit from last week, and Burchill and Albright sounds like a real good team, I dunno why you choose the DQ. Could have just as easy gave us a finish and then had this.

Yeah, I haven’t a clue who this guy is. Must be big stuff is he’s getting the video package build up though.

Burchill and Albright as guns for hire makes sense, and of course their first client would be the richest guy on the roster. As for making him look like a gentlemen, plz don’t do some stupid English stereotype. Would ruin it imo. I trust you not to, but fair warning man, I quit if I see a bowler hat.

And main event time. Really enjoyed the action here, and you seemed to be going for a kinda contrast in styles with the two teams, as Kendrick and London seemed much more about the high flying while Haas and Benjamin were a bit more rugged in their attacks. Also loved some of the double team combos, particularly that powerbomb/seated senton thing. That 450 onto the ladder sounded horrific tbh. Omg, World’s Greatest Doomsday Device~! Sick move. Haas and Benjamin win, I got no problems with that at all, as they always were presented as the more aggressive of the two teams during the feud, so makes sense they would win. I dunno how you could top this tbh, as after three great matches and with a rubber match like that, there can’t be much else for these two teams to do. Anyway, it absolutely stole the show. Great stuff.

Overall, just another very good show, besides the Finlay/Joe/Punk/Storm set up which I didn’t like. Also didn’t like how apart from the opening segment there was little mention of Jericho, Michaels and Van Dam. But as always, the in ring action sparkled and there was plenty of positives. Keep it going man, that 2 hour show is shaping up very nicely indeed.
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Thnx again in bunches, fellas. Maybe address a few concerns, yes, the Storm/Punk promo was pretty awful. I tried to get it sounding right and probably should've looked over that better, but here's hoping Mr. Storm and company can forgive me for that. You guys won't have to put up with many more boneheaded promos, I promise you.

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Moments ago, General Manager Mick Foley passed along to us that he has indeed confirmed the match types and the participants involved in the title-filling matches come September 26th. In addition, Foley has also added another match to the first ever Oblivion Supercard. They concern as follows –

Bobby Lashley and Christian Cage will meet for the first time in not just AOW, but wrestling history. The match also marks Christian Cage’s in-ring one-on-one debut in AOW.

~AOW Cruiserweight Championship~
*Tag Team Turning Point Match*


With Foley unsure who to include in the Cruiserweight Championship match, he just decided to include all of them! Or all who want to qualify, anyway. With this brand new and innovative type of match, the rules are as follows –

- All intended participants must find and confirm one tag team partner
- The teams will then face off in a random-draw Tag Team Gauntlet match
- The last team standing wins
HOWEVER…
- The winning team will immediately face each other for the AOW Cruiserweight Championship

~AOW Dynasty Championship Tournament~

Foley informed that this Wednesday night on Oblivion, there would be a one-night mini tournament to decide who faces who for the AOW Dynasty Championship. Those qualified for the tournament have to have had at least one win thus far in AOW. The bracket for this Wednesday is –

Muhammad Hassan v. CM Punk

Rey Mysterio v. Paul Burchill


The men who win their respective contests will advance to the Supershow to crown the first ever AOW Dynasty Championship.


September 26th
*Special 2-hour Supershow*

Current Card


~AOW Cruiserweight Championship~
*Tag Team Turning Point Match*

~Participants TBD~

~AOW Dynasty Championship~
CM Punk OR Muhammad Hassan v. Rey Mysterio OR Paul Burchill

~Grudge Match
Bobby Lashley v. Christian Cage

*War Rules Match*
Samoa Joe v. Finlay

~AOW World Heavyweight Championship~
Chris Jericho(c) w/Paul “The Great” Wright v. Rob Van Dam v. Shawn Michaels
The official preview for the next show should be posted soon, but this edition is slow developing.
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That cruiserweight tag team turning point whatsahoosit sounds awesome. Will it just be cruiserweights on the confirmed roster, or can we expect surprises?
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I must say, your Supershow card looks impressive and the Cruiserweight Championship idea is certainly a unique and interesting one. Hoping it can flow as well as it sounds. The Dynasty Championship contenders look promising and I'm struggling to figure out who you would go with here, hopefully Burchill or Hassan because I think they need it more than Punk/Mysterio.

Just to let you know, I have been reading this thread and I've been enjoying what you have been producing, some really solid stuff going on and I will pop a review in for your next show. Keep it up!
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Will it just be cruiserweights on the confirmed roster, or can we expect surprises?
Expect everything, my friend. This is pro wrestling, after all. Plus, isn't it kinda my job to keep you guessing?

Now the regular array of news...

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~If it wasn't blatantly obvious enough, the network has indeed confirmed the fact that the upcoming two-hour Supershow will infact be under an intense microscope. How it all turns out will determine whether the promotion gets an extended timeslot ever again, a permanent timeslot extension, ever leaves the Hammerstein, or a PPV schedule.

~With that said, AOW answered this confirmation very subtley, but very strongly - they're already thinking about the future. Reports are going around that as early as this week, dark matches will begin to take place involving some array of Tyson Kidd, DH Smith, Jack Swagger, Nic Nameth, and Carlito Colon. The idea is that the development talents will be called up in the very near future, while Carlito's is just to get rid of any ring rust before what should be his hyped AOW debut. When and how that all goes down yet to be seen.

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9.19.07

The Hammerstein Ballroom – Manhattan, New York City, New York
“Stir the Waters Before The Battle”

Two weeks ago, #1 Contender Rob Van Dam was found lying in a pile of stage equipment, unable to answer any of the attempts to revive him. Later that night, Chris Jericho played Shawn Michaels into his hands like a fiddle, stringing him along into the debut of Paul “The Great” Wright, also putting HBK out of action. Last week, Paul Heyman confirmed that no matter the condition of his opponents, Chris Jericho would have to defend his title come the September 26th Supershow against both men. Now, with the impending Triple Threat looming, both Shawn Michaels and Rob Van Dam are in one piece and in attendance. What can we expect from the men who hope to take down “The Worthy Champion”?

Announced via aohdubya.com, this will be the week to get set for two more title matches! The AOW Cruiserweights have to find themselves tag team partners to compete in the Tag Team Turning Point match come the Supershow, while the AOW Dynasty Championship Tournament is underway! CM Punk and Muhammad Hassan already have a bit of history, and they’ll meet in the first round! On the other side, Rey Mysterio Jr. and Paul Burchill have completely conflicting wrestling styles, not to mention Burchill has his new apprentice in his corner in Brent Albright. Who will be the men who win and face each other come next week?

The awaiting cruiserweights won’t be sitting idle, scrambling to find partners. But the most angry cruiserweight of them all, Gregory Helms, finally made his physical presence known last week, throwing Rey Mysterio aside and throwing his knee into Bryan Danielson’s face. Will Helms be able to find a way into the Turning Point match? And speaking of cruiserweights and tag teams, what’s next for the tag title-less Hooliganz? And with his confrontation with Bobby Lashley just a week ago, what is Christian Cage feeling? Maybe he’s not as alone as it’s been said he is…?

We’re one week away from the biggest show in AOW’s young history, and from a business standpoint, the show that will determine the overall future of the company! With most of the company sitting on a powder keg just waiting for the explosion come the 26th, it’s time to light the match this week. What will the stars of AOW do this week to stir the waters a week before the battle? All of these questions will be answered on the next edition of AOW Wednesday Night Oblivion, 9/8c on FX!!

.:Confirmed for Oblivion:.

~Dynasty Championship Tournament~

Rey Mysterio Jr. v. Paul Burchill w/Brent Albright

CM Punk v. Muhammad Hassan

PLUS…

Rob Van Dam and Shawn Michaels are in attendance
On some side notes, university is right around the corner for me, so show production will most definately suffer following the Supershow. Hope I don't lose anyone.
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I'm thinkin Burchill goes over with Albright's help, which should dictate that Punk goes over Hassan.

Oh, and a company where Swagger and Nemeth get to wrestle without having to dick around in silly gimmicks? I think I hear the chorus of angels.
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Carlito Colon def. TJ Wilson (Tyson Kidd) at (3:52)




9.19.07

The Hammerstein Ballroom – Manhattan, New York City, New York
“Stir the Waters Before The Battle”



We open tonight to yet another cold open, with just one week to go until the biggest show in AOW’s young history, but we get perhaps the biggest opening ovation yet, as “WALK” by Pantera roars over the sound system, with Rob Van Dam showing up for the first time since his attack two weeks ago. The Hammerstein is going completely insane, as Van Dam walks to the ring with noticeable discomfort, but it doesn’t hinder him enough to not make him walk down the ramp with a signature RVD grin on his face. Van Dam slaps fives with some of the front row folks. He finally steps foot into the ring, mike in hand, but crowd still going nuts.

RVD:
I’m pretty sure everyone and their mother is wonderin’ what happened to RVD a few weeks ago.

~A noticeable reaction

RVD:

And in those few weeks, a lot of stuff went down. Shawn Michaels was added to the World title match I earned. I understand, the show must go on, it’s cool. First, lemme say what’s up to our new General Manager, Mick Foley.

~Crowd lets out an enthusiastic pop

RVD:

See, Mick and I, we have a lot in common. But the biggest thing we share is the fact that we’re hardcore kind o’ guys.

~A HUGE pop for this statement

RVD:

With that bein’ said, it’s gonna have to take a wee bit more than sneak attacking RVD and sending him though a bunch of equipment backstage.

~Yet another reaction of approval

RVD:

But as you guys know, I’m hardcore, and I don’t like cuttin’ corners. I’m not all for the dramatics, and the actin’ out and all that stuff, so I’m just gonna say exactly what everyone wants to hear and that’s tellin’ the world who put RVD on the shelf.

~Van Dam lowers the mike for a dramatic pause, despite the statement he just said about dramatics

RVD:

Chris Jericho, if you’re that threatened by me, you could’ve done it yourself. Not have your big, bad, boyfriend do it for you.

~A bit of an “oooh” goes through the crowd with the revelation

RVD:

And y’know somethin’, Jericho? You’re one smart dude. I’m not gonna lie. You came backstage before the show last week to shake my hand and wish me luck, when all of a sudden, I turn around and some dude whose seven feet tall tore me up before I could think.

~Confirmation – it was a ploy by Jericho.

RVD:

And the real kicker, the real icing on the cake was I was sittin’ there watchin’ the show last week from the medic’s bench and watching Chris Jericho call people hypocrites because they attack from behind. And somehow, you did the same exact thing, Jericho, and you still call yourself worthy? Ain’t that a bitch.

~Some of the crowd is taken aback by the language there, as Van Dam seems a tad pissed about the whole thing

RVD:

Chris Jericho, the “Worthy Man”. That’s a crock, Jericho, and you know it. And your new buddy doesn’t scare me a bit, dude. He might’ve scared Paul Heyman and Shawn Michaels, but I’m more than up for facing you both in the ring tonight.

~A big pop for the match proposal, but how smart is this…?

RVD:

But speakin’ of Shawn Michaels…you’re no better, dude. Y’know, if I didn’t know any better, I’d say you were pretty stoked when I got run down, man. Seemed pretty convenient for you that I wasn’t in the picture for a little bit. But I’m not gonna keep poppin’ off on what I think you might’ve been thinking. There’s already a guy backstage who’s gettin in enough trouble for that. That’s not ‘the way I roll’.

~Definite, yet somewhat subtle, poke towards Christian

RVD:

I do things face to face, man to man. So instead, I’m gonna call you out here, Shawn Michaels. Lemme hear exactly what ol’Heartbreak has to say.


There’s a slight lull before “SEXY BOY” rockets into our ears, as Shawn Michaels comes on down the ramp with a very concerned look on his face. He ignores fans’ high fives as he comes on down, his face completely serious, he too, suffering from a beating at the hands of “The Great” Wright. He also noticeably has a shiner on his eye, most definitely from the big right hand he got from him. He grabs a mike on his way in before climbing in to face the man who called him out. RVD has a smile on his face for some reason.

HBK:
You’re the second guy in as many weeks to come on out here and talk about me being a ‘hypocrite’. And I’m ‘bout damn sick of it. So wipe that grin off yer face, Rob. I ain’t here t’play.

~The crowd feels the wind shift from Van Dam’s easy mystique to HBK’s cold frustration

HBK:
You an’ Chris Jericho aren’t any better than me. And you’re damn sure not any less human than I am. We all make mistakes. None of us are perfect. And, y’know, I expected that kind of attitude from Chris Jericho, but not from you, Rob. I thought you were better than that.

~HBK looks disappointedly into Van Dam’s eyes

HBK:
I thought you were better than paradin’ out here and tryin’ to kick ol’ Shawn Michaels while he was down.

RVD:
Oh, so you comin’ out here and trying to take my title shot while I was out isn’t the same thing, huh Shawn? I guess not.

~This silences the still serious Michaels

RVD:

So you know, Shawn, you disappointed me a bit too. I thought you were better than tryin’ to march into another man’s place and take what he earned. I mean, Shawn, wouldn’t you be a tad pissed if someone stepped in your place and you couldn’t have your…what was it…‘boyhood dream’…?

~That kinda hits home for Michaels

HBK:
But are you seriously saying – are both you and Chris Jericho seriously saying – that if you had the chance to step into the spot I had, you wouldn’t take it? Because any other person, any other human on the planet would’ve done the same thing I did. So either neither of you are human or you’re both mangy little liars. An’ I don’t deal with liars.

~Crowd again senses the seriousness in Michaels’ voice

HBK:
I wanna get my hands on Jericho and the big guy as much as you do, but I’m not even concerned about gettin’ my lights put out last week, an’ I could give two shakes of a coon’s tail about you gettin’ your lights put out two weeks ago. I’m askin’ you a question, boy. Would you or wouldn’t you do the same thing if you were in my same situation?

~Van Dam’s look goes blank, knowing he may have been caught

RVD: (Complete silence)


HBK:
Speak up, Rob. They can’t hear you in th’ nosebleeds.

RVD:
No. No I wouldn’t, Shawn.

~HBK’s eyes are nothing but disappointment at this point, looking at the canvas in disgust and rubbing his eyes. He stares for another several seconds before finally looking Rob back in the eye

HBK:
I thought you were much better than that, Rob. I hoped that we could put our differences aside an’ try to help each other take those two down. But after what I just heard, I want nothin’ to do with you, Rob.

~The crowd delivers a great deal of heat to that line, with RVD trying to smile and nod it off

HBK:
An’ y’know, somethin’, Rob? I only look guys in the eye for one of two reasons. One: because I respect’em. And two: because I wanna kick their teeth down their throat. After that bull you just spewed, I have no respect anymore for Rob Van Dam. But yet…I’m still lookin’ you in the eye.


It dawns on Rob and the audience what this means, but he doesn’t back down. He drops his mike and gets in HBK’s face, with Michaels getting close to Van Dam. We can see RVD open his arms, then see his lips move saying “Go ahead, dude. I’m not afraid of you”. HBK just stares back intensely and stoically. As the two continue to stare, we get a quick flash to somewhere backstage, where AOW Champion Chris Jericho is looking at a television screen, smiling to himself at the men he’ll face next week eating each other alive. The focus zooms in on the TV itself, showing us one last close up of Van Dam and Michaels sharing an intense staredown.

**COMMERCIAL BREAK**


Joey Styles:
We welcome you once again, ladies and gentlemen, to AOW Wednesday Night Oblivion! I’m Joey Styles alongside John “Bradshaw” Layfield, and we are just one week away from the biggest show in our young AOW history.

JBL:
Young, but supremely promisin’ Joey. The way that Supercard looks is outta this world.

Joey Styles:
Indeed it does, partner, but that’s next week! This week on Oblivion, we’ve got a mini-tournament going on to see who will become the first ever Dynasty Champion! CM Punk and Muhammad Hassan meet, as well as Rey Mysterio Jr. meeting “The Ripper” Paul Burchill!

JBL:
An’ don’t forget the news we just received, Joey.

Joey Styles:
How could I, John?

JBL:
Because you’re just awful.

Joey Styles:
I’m gonna ignore that, because our main event just announced a few moments ago following comments made between Rob Van Dam and Shawn Michaels – Michaels, RVD, and Bobby Lashley will team up to take on Christian Cage, AOW Champion Chris Jericho, as well as AOW’s newest and most gargantuan acquisition, Paul “The Great” Wright.

JBL:
Each of these men’ll face each other at th’ Supershow.

Joey Styles:
Indeed they do, but tonight, at least in the case of RVD and Michaels, they have to work together to try and take down the man who orchestrated their attack and the man who executed it.

“MISERE CANTARE”
lets loose across the sound system after the rundown of the card tonight, as CM Punk makes his way down the ramp to a great deal of approval from the Hammerstein. The commentators go over the brief bit of history between Punk and Hassan, with the attack on Matt Sydal a few weeks ago and the paid assault on Punk and Storm just last week.

“MAD MAN” lets chime following the Arab chanting, as Muhammad Hassan, oil tycoon, comes through the blood-red curtain to a great deal of heat. Hassan relishes in his reaction before taking off his head towel and going into the ring to face his opponent.

OPENING CONTEST
~Dynasty Championship Tournament~
CM Punk
v.
Muhammad Hassan


Punk and Hassan start to circle each other before meeting center ring and executing the lock-up, with Punk quick to force Hassan into a corner. Hassan lifts his hands and seeks cover by sticking his head between the ropes, prompting the referee to get between the two and force Punk back. When the referee out of position, Hassan juts from the corner and gives Punk a very blatant thumb to the eye. The referee doesn’t see it, but now Punk can’t see anything.

Hassan takes advantage of this by chunking Punk into the opposite ropes, picking him up for a pendulum backbreaker on the rebound. Hassan with an early attempt – 1…2…NO!! Punk won’t go down that quickly. Hassan drags Punk to his feet and bashes him once more in the spine, maybe picking a weak spot now. Hassan then grabs behind Punk and executes a perfect backdrop, again covering Punk – 1…2…NO!! Punk doesn’t go down yet again, which frustrates Hassan, who shows this by stomping on Punk’s back again. He picks Punk up in a front headlock, possibly setting up for a DDT, but Punk charges and again pins Hassan into a corner, hard. Punk takes a few steps back after that to tend to his spine, before charging with the high knee/bulldog combo!! Punk now with a cover – 1…2…3-NO!! Hassan has life!!

Punk now takes Hassan up in a front headlock, but Hassan again reaches into the bag of dirty tricks and stomps on Punk’s toe, forcing him to release the hold. Hassan then takes Punk’s head again and successfully nails the lifting swinging DDT. Hassan covers Punk again – 1…2…3-NO! Punk keeps it going! Hassan isn’t happy to see that, but takes Punk back to his feet anyway. He gets behind Punk and attempts his back suplex backbreaker, but Punk delivers several elbows to Hassan’s head, forcing him to release the hold, allowing Punk to hoist Hassan onto his shoulders…and nails a GTS!!! GTS!!! The debut of the GTS in AOW just commenced, but Hassan is hit with it so hard that he flops through the middle ropes and onto the floor. The crowd pops wildly for that, but Punk has kind of a ‘really?’ kind of look on his face before going outside the ring to fetch Hassan and rolls him back in the ring. Punk doesn’t follow Hassan inside, instead, he hangs out on the apron, waiting for Hassan to get to his feet. The Mad Man groggily gets to a vertical base and turns around, only to see Punk flying at him with the springboard clothesline!! Another Punk cover – 1…2…3…NO!!! Hassan somehow rolls the shoulder!!

The crowd is hot right now with a “C – M PUNK!! C – M PUNK!!” chant starting up, which Punk acknowledges with short applause towards the crowd. Hassan, still very much groggy, is just now getting back to his feet, with Punk turning around to meet him by attempting the urange, perhaps wanting to set up the Vice, but Hassan isn’t dead yet. He delivers a hard elbow to Punk’s ear that forces him off, which Hassan then follows up on by pulling Punk’s hair and guiding him into the Finishing Touch from behind. Will this be the finishing touch – 1…2…3-NO!!! Punk isn’t going down that easily, which gets Hassan all in a tizzy.

Incredibly frustrated it seems now, Hassan roams over to a corner and starts removing the padding from the top rope. The referee is wise to the act, and immediately jumps over to try and stop him. Hassan wanders close to Punk, who again hoists him on his shoulders…but Hassan, again, with a very blatant thumb to the eye of Punk forces him down behind Punk, where he again blatantly breaks all the rules with a low blow! The forearm to Punk’s C and M leaves him in predictable pain, with the referee having seen none of that. He turns around to see Hassan having Punk in his arms and nailing the reverse STO he’s dubbed the “American Made”. Hassan with a final cover – 1…2…3…!!!

Winner: Muhammad Hassan at (8:23)


Joey Styles:
You hate to see that. CM Punk fought valiantly, gave it his all, and should come out the winner –

JBL:
But he’s not. He didn’t win. Stop beatin’ around the facts, Joey, CM Punk lost.

Joey Styles:
Did you not see what I just saw, John? Hassan just used every trick in the book – thumbs to the eye, pulling the hair, riding the ropes, low blows –

JBL:
And he won. You can argue with his methods all you want, Joey, but you keep beatin’ around the facts. It wasn’t the prettiest win in the world, but all is fair in love an’ war, Joey. Professional wrestling is war an’ Muhammad Hassan deserves that win tonight more than anyone because he did everything he had to do to get the win.

Joey Styles:
Yeah, he did do everything, I’ll say. Everything from distracting the referee to outright bending the rules.

JBL:
Shut up, Joey. You’re jus’ makin’ yourself look stupid now.

Joey Styles:
And you’re just making yourself sound like a jerk, John. But that’s what you do every week, so I guess I shouldn’t be surprised. I have no idea what you fascination is with justifying these cheats, but I’m guessing part of it has something to do with your unjustified hate towards CM Punk. But I suppose with as much as you used to bend the rules, John, you can sympathize with Hassan and just looking at CM Punk in the ring makes you incredibly jealous because he has potential to do things you could never do and do so with passion. But I guess since you’re John “Wrestling God Bradshaw” Layfield, nothing I say matters and everything you say is gospel, or so according to your world. Am I in the ballpark, John?

JBL:
I have no comment on that completely unprofessional statement.

Joey Styles:
Of course you don’t. Right now we’ll head backstage to AOW’s Green Zone, where Torrie Wilson is standing by.


We do indeed head backstage now, where Mrs. Wilson is met with whistles and boners.

Torrie Wilson:
Thanks, Joey. I’m here with my guest at this time, Christian Cage!

~Christian enters the frame to a great deal of heat. Christian has his head down and his eyes staring into nothingness.

Torrie Wilson:

Um…Christian…? Hi. Do you have any thoughts about getting the chance to face Bobby Lashley next week on AOW’s first ever Supershow…?

~Torrie puts her mike to Christian, but Christian doesn’t even look up, still staring comatose into the ground

Torrie Wilson:

Um…okay…what about having any thoughts on your tag team match coming up tonight where you’ll face Bobby Lashley this week…?

~Again, Christian stands still, staring at nothing.

Torrie Wilson
:
Christian…Christian, are you okay? You seem –

Christian Cage:
…alone?

Torrie Wilson:
Uh…no. I was just gonna say distant, but why do you feel like you’re alone…?

Christian Cage:
Have you not been paying attention, Torrie? I’ve been told I’m alone, a loser, no one has been agreeing with me for three weeks now. No one comes within ten feet of me in the locker room. I’m alone, Torrie.

~Both Torrie and Christian’s attention go to the other side of the screen, however, when in steps Chris Jericho into the shot.

Jericho:
You’re not alone, Christian. I am a worthy man and a worthy champion. And tonight, we have a tag team match together. I won’t leave you behind and leave you alone like other cretins have.

Christian Cage:
How can I be so sure of that, Chris?

Jericho:
Because I’m not a hypocrite. And I see you as a worthy man, like myself. I also think you’re right about Bobby Lashley. He’s here for a much deeper reason than these narrow-minded tapeworms will believe.

Christian Cage:
…I’m not stupid, Chris. I’d rather be alone than be in cahoots with Chris Jericho.

Jericho:
You’re not really in a position to reject friends, friend.

~Christian stops defending and listens to what Jericho says there, putting his guard down

Jericho:
I assure you, I can prove to you I back up what I say when I say I’m a worthy man.

Christian Cage:
We’ll see about that.

~Christian walks off, leaving Jericho with unexpected tension between his tag partners tonight

As we cut away from that scene, we’re briefly brought to the hallway area, where we see Bryan Danielson in a conversation with Matt Sydal. What the two are saying is inaudible to us, but we do see the two shake hands and share a smile. Perhaps both of these guys just got themselves into the Turning Point match…?


**COMMERCIAL BREAK**


As we return from the break, we’re immediately brought to another backstage area, where Muhammad Hassan is trying to catch his breath after nearly losing his head earlier in the evening. He’s soon approached by Paul Burchill, who’s also accompanied by his new apprentice, Brent Albright. Seemingly following up on last week, Albright does indeed look a tad tidier and gentlemen-like, his normally scraggly beard trimmed to look tame, as well as wearing a coat similar to the one Burchill enters in, though both men still look very rugged. Burchill and Albright don’t exactly look happy…

Hassan:
So…is the plan still on for tonight?

Burchill:
Change of plan. Your money can do a lot of things, Hassan, but it can’t buy me the Dynasty Championship.

Hassan:
What?

Burchill:
The deal’s off. I want gold. Not bank notes.

Hassan:
Look, you’re supposed to help me get my gold! I paid you!

Burchill:
One grand isn’t going to get me any gold. Are you not hearing me clearly?

Hassan:
No, no, I hear you…what if I up the price? Three thousand apiece. And I’ll use my influence to get you and your apprentice a shot at the Tag Team Championship.

Burchill:
Influence…?

Hassan:
Money is a powerful thing, Mr. Burchill.

~Burchill lulls it over for a second before looking towards Albright

Albright:
What say you, boss?

Burchill:
I say this is what being a mercenary is all about. You got yourself a deal, Hassan. But if you don’t hold up on end of the bargain, we’re coming for you next. And if you’re champion by then, we’re coming for your gold. Got it?

Hassan:
I knew you two were smart businessmen.


The scene fades out on these three gentlemen, bringing us to an office-like atmosphere, where the crowd delivers a pop to see General Manager Mick Foley. Foley’s on the phone at the moment, talking about something troubling him…

Foley:
Did you not see what he did?

~Foley pauses for a rebuttal

Foley:
Yeah, I know, I was kinda impressed too, Paul, but what he did was completely unnecessary. I’m not playing favorites, I just need you to help me up security next week because I want Gregory Helms nowhere near that Cruiserweight Championship.

~Apparently, the conversation is with Paul Heyman, concerning Gregory Helms. There’s a knock on Foley’s door.

Foley:
I’d like more than a ‘I’ll see what I can do’, but I gotta go. See you when you get here. Come in.

~Foley hangs up on Heyman, as the folks at his door step into the frame, whom we quickly identify as Paul London and Brian Kendrick. The crowd pops for both men, still radiating from their performance last week. Both men also look like they’re paying for it, as well, with London having his ribs taped up and Kendrick walking gingerly.

Foley:
How’re the ribs there, Paul?

Paul London:
Ugh…they feel a bit like pudding.

Foley:
Well that’s…promising, I guess. I asked you two here because I got a little offer for you guys. That show you guys put on with the World’s Greatest Tag Team last week was absolutely awesome. Just between you and me, I’m supposed to be an unbiased officer, but you guys are too good to not love.

Brian Kendrick:
Thanks, Mr. Foley, but…you couldn’t just text us that? I don’t wanna sound like I’m complaining or anything, but it hurts to laugh, Mr. Foley, much less walk all the way down to your office.

Foley:
Well that’s a shame, guys because I was just about to offer you two a spot in the Tag Team Turning Point match for the Cruiserweight title next week. I mean, it’s open to everyone, but I was afraid you guys might chicken out on me and not come, so just thought I’d offer it to you personally. Think about that. Now, you guys might wind up facing each other at the end of the match, but what better person to face for gold than a friend, right? Plus, you get to find out who’s better.

Paul London:
Y’know, all of a sudden, my ribs feel indestructible.

Brian Kendrick:
Yeah…and my back doesn’t feel like an 80-year old lady anymore!

Foley:
That’s what I thought you guys said.

Paul London:
Are you sure you’re okay, BK? I mean, I can find another partner if you’re feelin’ hurt.

~As London says ‘hurt’, he slaps a hand right at the base of Kendrick’s spine, causing pain to jolt through Kendrick’s body and make him make a funny pain face

Brian Kendrick

Naw, I’m good, dude. Just let me know if your ribs make you suck too much.

~And on ‘suck too much’, Kendrick delivers a very deliberately accidental jab to London’s pudding-feeling midsection, also shooting pain through London and making him make a funny face.

Paul London
:
Yeah, well your mom sucks too much! She sucks too much of my - OOOOWWWWW…

~London takes another playful shot at Kendrick’s back, but Kendrick interrupts the second half of that sentence with another rib shot of his own. Hooliganz they are.

Foley:
Just leave each other in one piece for next week, guys.

~The Hooliganz keep playfully shoving each other back and forth all the way out of Foley’s office. Before we can leave the scene of Foley’s office, however, the screen starts getting very grainy. It proceeds to get worse and worse before finally, the screen is consumed by static. When the screen finally clears up, the camera point of view is that of a webcam or an amateur camera, one that we’re very familiar with at this point. Sure enough, soon pops in the face of none other than Gregory Helms.

Gregory Helms:
What the hell is this? Mick Foley wants to do everything he can to stop me from gettin’ my hands on that Cruiserweight title. What the hell, Mick? You wanna stop me from doin’ the best thing for this company, yet you wanna allow a pair of handicapped nobodies in? Paul London, Brian Kendrick, Mick Foley – you’ve all be hacked by Helms!

~Helms resituates the camera

Gregory Helms:
Foley, this is utter corruption. First, you ignore the best cruiserweight in the world at your disposal. Then, when I force my way into your picture, backin’ up exactly what I say, and you wanna completely write me off? I said it before, an’ I’ll say it again – Gregory Helms will NOT be ignored!

~Helms is so angry on that statement, he almost knocks his camera over. He takes a moment to set it back up

Gregory Helms:
Not playin’ favorites. I see you, Foley. I see right through you! Paul London and Brian Kendrick aren’t tag champions. They’re LOSERS. Bryan Danielson hasn’t won a thing since he’s been in AOW. He’s a LOSER. So it’s time to LISTEN, losers – Gregory Helms WILL be at Oblivion next week. Gregory Helms WILL be in that Turning Point match. And Gregory Helms WILL win the Cruiserweight Championship and prove to all of you that he is the best in the world. And there’s nothin’ you nobodies can do to stop me.

*END TRANSMISSION*


“619 ESTA VIVO” hits the speakers now, as Rey Mysterio Jr. makes his way down the ramp to a huge pop. Mysterio, much like others tonight, is selling the damage he got last week, pulling up a little bit on his left knee, the one that he inadvertedly smashed into the steel post last week. Mysterio gives several high fives as he comes on down, sliding into the ring, ready to face the brutal bruiser ahead of him.

“WELCOME TO WHITECHAPEL” meets our ears now, as the daunting organ chimes representing Paul Burchill give way to him before becoming a heavy guitar rift. Alongside Burchill is indeed his partner in crime, Brent Albright. Both men are wearing identical coats, although only Burchill’s has a red rose. Both do look a tad gentlemanly, but they also keep their scruffy nature, being gentlemen in apparel only. Their attitude, on the other hand…

MATCH 2
~Dynasty Championship Tournament~
Rey Mysterio Jr.
v.
Paul Burchill

{w/Brent Albright}


As soon as the bell rings, Burchill rushes towards the center ring Mysterio with a low aimed shoulder tackle, aimed right at Mysterio’s weak knee. Mysterio immediately collapses holding his hurt appendage, which Burchill doesn’t let up the damage on. He starts stomping on it rabidly, destroying the knee even further. Burchill quickly brings Mysterio to his feet now, hooking the injured knee from behind and nailing a Regal-plex. He doesn’t go for any cover, as it looks like “the Ripper” is keeping to his agreement with Hassan. Burchill drags Mysterio over to the ropes and wraps his knee around the middle rope and holding down on the ankle, increasing the strain on the knee. Burchill finally lets go after the referee counts to four. Burchill lets go and lets Mysterio flop back to the canvas in extreme pain. Burchill looks outside the ring towards his apprentice, telling him “are you taking notes? Are you taking notes, youngblood?”

Burchill doesn’t let up on his intense assault, throwing Rey outside the ring before taking him and whipping him into some steel ring steps, sending Rey flipping over the top, his knee impacting pure steel now. Rey again cries out in agony, but Burchill still isn’t done. He takes the now displaced ring steps near Mysterio, takes him up…and executes a knee breaking drop right onto the steel. With the crowd in disgusted awe, Burch throws Mysterio back into the ring, only to look at his dirty work with pride.

The Brit takes brings Mysterio to his feet by his mask, but Rey’s got some fight left in him, fighting back with several calf kicks with his good leg, forcing Burchill away, but he plays it smart and grabs Rey’s hurt left leg, perhaps aiming to hurt it more, but Mysterio is able to jump up and nail Burchill with an enzeguiri. Burchill reels, but it doesn’t stun him too much. He charges at Rey for another chance, but Mysterio gets him in the drop toehold, prompting Burchill to drop on the middle rope. The crowd pops for what they know is next, but can Rey hit it on one leg? Mysterio hobbles before running and rebounding and goes for the 619…POW!!! STEEL CHAIR!! STEEL CHAIR FROM ALBRIGHT TO MYSTERIO MID-MOVE!!!

Winner via DQ: Rey Mysterio
at (3:23)

Albright has swung a steel chair at Mysterio’s incoming feet, nailing Mysterio’s hurt knee yet again in incredibly momentous fashion! Mysterio goes down on the outside in a heap, clutching his knee in extreme pain. The referee has already asked for the bell, but it doesn’t matter – these two still have a job to do. Burchill is telling his apprentice “good job lookin’ out, youngblood!” in approval. Burchill drags Mysterio back into the ring, while Albright gets the chair and brings it in with him. Burchill grabs hold of Mysterio’s leg to keep him from going anywhere, telling Albright to “finish it off.” Alright places the chair down and grabs Mysterio himself, getting him from behind, and flips him with the deadly half-nelson suplex…WITH REY’S KNEE LANDING RIGHT ON THE STEEL CHAIR. Once again, Rey’s knee is destroyed and he’s in excruciating pain. Burchill and Albright look at their handiwork before walking away.


JBL:
Wow. I might have to hire these boys t’clean out the employees I wanna fire.

Joey Styles:
And of course, leave it to JBL to condone this kind of activity.

JBL:
Hey, what they jus’ did was hold up their end of a bargain. I am condoning bein’ truthful an’ earnin’ your money. That and the fact that their product is of great quality. I didn’t say it was right or wrong, I just said it was good.

Joey Styles:
So good, infact, Rey Mysterio might not be able to walk again, let alone make it to next week for the Dynasty Championship.

JBL:
Well, Rey Mysterio should’ve thought ahead like Muhammad Hassan did.

Joey Styles:
You’re one piece of work, you know that?

JBL:
I make money off other people’s pieces of work, Joey.

Joey Styles:
Well despite what just happened, the fact of the matter is Rey Mysterio Jr. has indeed the win he needs to advance to next week to face Muhammad Hassan for the AOW Dynasty Championship. The question is how will Rey Mysterio fare next week with only one leg?

JBL:
No disrespect to Rey, but his chances look about as good as CM Punk’s.

Joey Styles:
CM Punk isn’t in the tournament anymore, John.

JBL:
My point exactly.

Joey Styles:
Well ladies and gents, coming up later tonight, a huge six-man tag team main event – opponents next week in Shawn Michaels and Rob Van Dam team up with Bobby Lashley to take on Christian Cage, Chris Jericho, and that mammoth of a man, Paul Wright. And joining us for that main event match will be none other than the man in command himself, Paul Heyman! Keep here on AOW!

Quote:
**Video Package**

We’re back in the grungy Mexican locker room, picking up where we left off, however this time, no narrator. All we do is see Aero Star, fully clad in lucha gear dart towards a door. He then appears center ring, a blue spotlight targeted on him.

In the background we can hear triumphant mariachi trumpets going off with everything Star does, as a man in shadows approaches him only to get hurricanranaed

We then flash to a man standing outside the ring, with Aero Star leaping through the middle ropes with the torpedo suicide, a head-first suicide missile

It then flashes to him rebound off ropes, spinning around and around and around and around the body of another man before nailing a luchafied Russian leg sweep

Flash to two more men outside the ring, as Aero Star springboards off the top rope and free falls, back first, onto both men

One final flash sees one man flat on his back on the canvas with Aero Star on the top rope, where we see him nail an Imploding Shooting Star Press, basically a backwards facing 450 Splash.

As we come to a close on the package, Aero Star is standing center ring, giving us a salute



AERO STAR ES SIN LIMITAS
{Aero Star is without limits}
COMING TO AOW

**COMMERCIAL BREAK**


As we return from the break, we’re back in the Green Zone…

The Miz:
I’m Mike “The Miz” Mizinan here with my guest at this time, my best friend in the whole wide world, Bobby Lashley!

~Lashley is greeted to the screen with a mixed reaction

Lashley
:
Have we even met before, Miz?

The Miz:
Oh yeah we have! That one time in Long Island, those guys were all over you, but I had your back, man!

Lashley:
There was no time in Long Island. There was nobody on me. And I’d remember if a guy who looks as goofy as you backed me up.

~Crowd gets a good laugh out of that one

The Miz:
Fine. Well as long as you’re here, what are your thoughts, if any, about finally getting the chance to face Christian at AOW’s first ever Supershow next week?

Lashley:
Christian has done nothing but badger me, hound me, and make me seem like a bad guy from the moment I stepped into AOW. But Christian needs to get over himself and realize that I’m not here for guys like him. I’m here for guys like –

???:
Me.

~The camera shifts a bit to see who said that last statement…who is of course none other than Chris Jericho once again, but this time, he’s brought backup in the form of Paul “The Great” Wright.

Jericho:
I’m sorry, Lashley. I don’t believe we’ve ever been properly introduced. My name is Chris Jericho, and I am your AOW World Heavyweight Champion. This is Paul Wright and he is the biggest thing to ever hit the professional wrestling ring.

Lashley:
I know who you both are, Jericho. What do you want with me?

Jericho:
I’m here to tell you to broaden your mind, young Lashley. These people have done nothing but antagonize you since you step foot into this company, yes? As a matter of fact, you know, Paul Heyman didn’t even want to sign you. So not only did these people not welcome you, but the very foundation of this company wanted you far, far away from it.

Lashley:
…what’re you gettin’ at?

Jericho:
Don’t be so quick to write off what Christian says, Lash. He doesn’t think the way he does about you because he’s defiant and ignorant. He says it because there’s really no other way for you to think. And Bobby…I think you trying to get the approval of all these people is what’s gonna hold you back.

~Lashley stares at Jericho, silent, listening to the words of the madman

Jericho:
Let loose. Broaden your mind. Let them hate you. It would be a tragedy to see your talent wasted on things like pleasing these hypocrites.

~Jericho walks off, leaving Lashley to wallow in his words

~Back at ringside…

“THE PROUD WARRIOR” goes off for the first time, as “The Warrior” Low Ki makes his way through the blood-red curtain and on down the ramp. Low Ki’s getting a decent reaction due to his indy reputation, but it’s not a very widespread reaction. There’s no flash and no nonsense to the small but powerful Ki, just a presence of impeding violence – exactly that of a warrior.

“SKIP OVER” plays following this, as Elix Skipper comes on down to meet his warrior opponent. Skipper makes it on down with minimal reaction himself. “Primetime” slips between the ropes and gets ready for his debut in an AOW ring in this cruiserweight duel.

MATCH 3
Low Ki
v.
Elix Skipper


Ki and Skipper circle each other several times, roaming all the way around, circling a good four or five times before anyone makes a move. It’s Skipper who finally does, who jolts forward with a hard knee to Ki’s midsection. He follows it up with another hard knee before whipping Ki across the ring. On the rebound, Ki hits Skipper with a shoulder block, causing Primetime to fall. Ki then whips off some nearby ropes and darts over Elix, as Skipper gets to his feet, awaiting this rebound. This time, Skipper greets Ki with a lightning quick arm drag. Ki gets to his feet quickly, however, meeting Skipper with a knife-edge CHOP(Wooooooo!) that sends Elix back a few steps. Low Ki uses this to leap with a kickboxing-like knee to Skipper’s chin. Skipper drops to on knee, consciousness obviously fading. Ki rebounds off the ropes behind him and feints a shining wizard, only for it to become a roundhouse to the side of Skipper’s skull. Skipper falls – 1…2…3-NO!! Not done yet!!

Ki doesn’t cry over spilled milk, bringing Skipper back to his feet quickly, but Skipper fights back with a high spinning crescent kick that surprises Ki, sending him down. Skipper his a tad surprised himself, as he reaches on over and grabs Ki to cover – 1…2…NO!! The Warrior’s still got fight in him. Skipper’s still trying to gather himself, still feeling those blows to the head. He brings Ki to his feet only to snap suplex him back down. He covers Ki again – but Ki immediately throws his feet up without getting a count. Primetime notices that this will be no easy endeavor, as he whips Ki away to the other side of the ring into the corner, hard, forcing him to meet Skipper halfway, who executes a flawless belly-to-belly suplex throw over his head. Another cover – 1…2…3-NO!!! There’s much more fight in Low Ki!

Skipper forces Ki to get to his feet now, again placing him in a corner before knocking Ki’s bald head with several blows. He takes several steps back, going as far back as the opposite corner. Skipper charges across the ring…Low Ki leapfrogs and holds onto the top rope to dodge – Skipper’s shoulder rams into the iron post! Before he can leave the corner in pain, Ki drops himself from his perch on the ropes and flips over for a sunset flip! The quick counter – 1…2…3-NO!!! Skipper rolls out! As he does so, he grips his shoulder in pain, but doesn’t learn much from his lesson, and charges blindly at Ki again. Ki shows more athleticism with a clean leap and a nasty hurricanrana that sends Skipper’s face smashing into the corner. Skipper turns himself around, only to see Ki bouncing towards him with the cartwheel leaping kick to the face dubbed the Tidal Crush!! Wow!! The crowd is very impressed with that, but Skipper isn’t, his face having gotten crunched twice in a span of thirty seconds.

Skipper doesn’t stay down, however, as he goes to a kneeling position, holding his potentially broken nose. Sylvestry sees this as yet another chance to let his feet fly, popping two stiff kicks off the chest of Skipper before unleashing yet another roundhouse to Skipper’s face! Elix goes down hard again – 1…2…-NO!!! Not yet! Skipper still has life! The hard striker in Ki shows his submission prowess now, catching him in the Bite of the Dragon, the inverted facelock with bodyscissors. The facelock goes right over the bridge of Skipper’s potentially broken nose, adding much insult to injury. This stays locked in for several seconds before Skipper has any time to react. He finally is able to unhook the bodyscissors and fight his way out of the grip, still holding onto a leg. Both men get to their feet with Skipper still holding that leg. Ki hops for a while before attempting an enzeguiri, but the older Skipper’s seen this movie before, ducking under the blow and forcing Ki to land on his stomach. Elix is still holding the leg and grabs the other, setting them beside his torso before nailing flowing wheelbarrow suplex! Skipper for another chance – 1…2…3-NO!!! There’s still more to go!

Skipper’s in control now, taking Ki and whipping him back into a corner before splashing him immediately afterward. As Ki groggily steps out of the corner, Skipper takes Ki in double underhooks before nailing a butterfly suplex, planting Ki on his back. Before he covers or thinks about anything else, Skipper goes through the ropes to the apron, before leaping with a slingshot leg drop, nailing Ki right on his neck. The cover this time – 1…2…3-NO!!! We’re still back and forth!

Skipper doesn’t know what else to do to put the pint-sized Warrior away, but as he brings Ki to his feet once again, Ki uses those feet to his advantage once again, delivering a stiff kick to Elix’ midsection. This allows Ki to hoist himself onto the top rope, waiting for Skipper to drift into his arms. He does, but Skipper fights it off, delivering hard blows to Ki’s own midsection before joining him on the top rope. Skipper gets Ki set up, looking for the superplex, but Ki fights out of it, prompting Ki to fall off the top, but his catlike reflexes allow him to land on his feet. Ki isn’t taken much aback, as he gives Skipper one final kick to the head from his elevated perch, finally dropping the Primetime one like a stone. With Ki still on the top rope, he fixates himself before leaping…WARRIOR’S WAY! WARRIOR’S WAY! The double foot stomp looks to spell the end for Skipper – 1…2…3…!!

Winner: Low Ki at (9:21)

As Low Ki gets himself to his feet, and on up the ramp, getting a much larger pop now, he nods towards the ring, where Elix Skipper is recovering. However, he nods right back, perhaps a small show of respect between two extremely gifted athletes.


Joey Styles:
And a little bit of respect shown between these two men here in their AOW debuts, both of these cruiserweights very, very impressive.

JBL:
Lookin’ at Elix Skipper’s face gettin’ hit with all those kicks made my nose bleed! I tell ya’, that guy is gonna be fun to watch.

Joey Styles:
Is John Bradshaw Layfield loosening up? I kinda like the new JBL then.

JBL:
Don’t go doodling my name on your binder, Joey. All I said was Low Ki was fun to watch.

Joey Styles:
Regardless, both of those men better hurry up and find partners tonight or sometime within the next week if either one of them wants a shot at the AOW Cruiserweight Championship next week!

JBL:
That’s right, we’ve already seen Bryan Danielson, Matt Sydal, Paul London, and Brian Kendrick all confirm that they’ll be a part of this match. That’s already excitin’!

Joey Styles:
Let’s not forget partner, that Gregory Helms also said he’d force his way into the match in some way, shape or form. But talk about force, this match is gonna be something out of this world in terms of brute force.

JBL:
Absolutely – Samoa Joe and fightin’ Finlay lock horns in a War Rules match! Now, there’s nothin’ from stoppin’ these two war machines from goin’ all over the arena like they love doin’!

Joey Styles:
Or all over the state of New York, for that matter, partner!

JBL:
Hey, as long as they stay away from my mansion an’ my ranch, we won’t have any problems.

Joey Styles:
You’d better hope so, John. We’ve seen what those men can do with walls and balconies.

JBL:
But big money doesn’t just get you ranches and mansions, folks, it can also buy you championships.

Joey Styles:
And Muhammad Hassan may have done just that – Rey Mysterio Jr. says that he will be able to compete next week, despite the absolutely horrendous beating he took earlier tonight at the hands of Paul Burchill and Brent Albright, men who keep referring to themselves as ‘mercenaries’.

JBL:
Call’em what you want, I call them a good investment. Reminds me of the good ol’ days in the APA.

Joey Styles:
Well John, you and your buddy Ron Simmons spent your money on beer. These guys spend their dough on looking nice but fighting ugly.

JBL:
That does not change the fact that Muhammad Hassan is goin’ into next week’s Supershow with the title pretty much already on his mantle when he faces Rey Mysterio. Rey’s a one-trick pony, and now he’s only got one leg to do his tricks on.

Joey Styles:
But many of these men might not have the animosity between them that Bobby Lashley and Christian Cage have, do they John?

JBL:
Joe and Finlay may be tryin’ to even a score and are both intense, but these two men want at each other on a personal level. Since day one of AOW, Christian says he’s wanted Lashley out on his ass from his company.

Joey Styles:
And with what we saw earlier, Christian may not be as alone as he thinks he is, but now it’s time for Christian to put up or shut up. He’s been running his mouth for weeks now, and now he’s finally got a chance to show the world that Bobby Lashley indeed might not belong here come next week.

JBL:
Let’s not forget who both those guys were talkin’ to.

Joey Styles:
Of course not – our main event for next week’s Supershow is an absolutely huge one!

JBL:
Mick Foley may be some kind of bonehead and Paul Heyman might just be plain stupid, but this one is what we all wanna see!

Joey Styles:
AOW World Champion Chris Jericho defends his title against the two men he and the monster behind the mastermind assaulted – The Heart of ECW, Rob Van Dam, and the one and only Heart Break Kid, Shawn Michaels! And as we saw earlier, RVD and HBK aren’t really on the same page, both men showing there’s no respect between either one of them!

JBL:
It ain’t about respect though, Joey. It’s about the AOW Championship. It’s not about evenin’ the score between them an’ Chris Jericho, it’s about gettin’ the chance to say that they are the best professional wrestler on the face of the planet.

Joey Styles:
And those men all lock horns next week on a very special edition of Wednesday Night Oblivion, a two-hour Supershow spectacular!! But you don’t have to wait ‘til next week to get in on the action!

JBL:
OOooooh no you don’t. We’ve got it all righ’ now.

Joey Styles:
On the other side of the break, Rob Van Dam, Shawn Michaels, and Bobby Lashley all team up to face Chris Jericho, Paul Wright, and Christian Cage. And when that happens, me and JBL will be accompanied on commentary by none other than the owner of the war zone himself, Paul Heyman! Don’t go anywhere!

**COMMERCIAL BREAK**


Upon returning from the break, we’re greeted to an area in the locker room where we catch a glimpse of Jack Evans. He’s not alone, evidently showing off his rap skills to Super Crazy & Psicosis, known collectively as the Mexicools.

Jack Evans:
It’s the crazy dudes, the Mexicools
Moves beautiful, but yo faces look like Mexican mules
I see you laughin’ at my jokes now
We got the same ring style
But we gotta watch our step when we fly

It’s Psicosis, he’s the loony old man
But he ain’t half as crazy as his super best friend
Super Crazy’s the crazy luchador
Loco all day, night, and more
Like sippin’ Jose Cuervo off the Ballroom floor!

~The Mexicools aren’t offended in the least during this, laughing their assess off the whole time at Evans ripping on them. Apparently, the whole thing is a jest between friends.

Psicosis
:
Eh, Jack E man, you better see if you can find yourself a partner, man.

Super Crazy:
Yeah vato. A guy like you needs to be in that match, man. We’re rootin’ for you, but if we meet you in the ring, esse, you’re goin down!

Jack Evans:
Like Jose Cuervo, right Crazy?

~The gang has one last laugh before Evans fist bumps with the Mexicools before they leave the scene. Evans sees someone else in the view of the camera, to who he roams over to with the camera following him. As the other body comes into view, we see that it is in fact a match-fresh Low Ki.

Jack Evans
:
Yo, it’s Low Ki! You’re lookin’ pretty good out there.

~Low Ki simply stares at Evans like he’s a fly on the wall

Jack Evans
:
Good to get that debut match out of the way, right?

~Again, Ki doesn’t even acknowledge the existence of Evans

Jack Evans
:
Listen, man, I don’t know if you had a partner for next week, but uh…I need to find my way into that match to. Whaddya say we show this division up?

~Low Ki is still busy untaping his wrist, continually ignoring Jack E

Jack Evans
:
Look, I can even spit a ly’c about you. Check it –

Low Ki, low seed
With me
You’ll never be
If I break dance, you stomp’em out
You kick their face, I’ll flip’em out
They think they’re cool, we’ll roll’em up
So as a team, we’ll show’em up
We’ll be a back-to-back
High-flyin’ attack
We’ll steal so much show, they’ll call us…Low Jack!

~The Hammerstein is thoroughly impressed with that one, Evans even giving the potential team a name. Low Ki finally acknowledges that Evans is an actual human being and is there, gives him a very impressed nod…before shaking his hand. Ki walks off leaving Evans to do a little dance to himself. Looks like “Low Jack” is headed to next week’s show…

~Back at ringside…

As we switch gears, already making his way down the ramp and into the ring is Paul Heyman, shaking hands with a few lucky front row folks before taking his place at the announce table and putting on a headset.


Heyman:
Good evening, gentlemen!

Joey Styles:
If it isn’t Paul E. Dangerously himself! What an honor it is to have you here, Chairman!

JBL:
Speak for yourself, Joey. Lemme ask you somethin’ Paul – is there anything you could possibly do make this company get off a worse start than it’s had? Wait, we want a short answer. Is there anything righ’ now that you think would be a good idea?

Heyman:
Well, JBL, I could fire you for one. That sounds like a start, right Joey?

Joey Styles:
No complaints from me, Boss!

JBL:
Oh please. Gettin rid of me is the worst of the worst decisions you could make! I am a Commentary God!

Heyman:
Let’s focus on the task at hand here, fellas.


“JUST CLOSE YOUR EYES” lets loose across the sound system, as Christian Cage comes on down the ramp looking for his peeps. There aren’t many due to Christian’s behavior of late, and he realizes that, dropping the hand from his forehead and walking very stoically to the ring.

“BREAK DOWN THE WALLS” plays across the threshold now, as AOW World Champion Chris Jericho coming on down with his weapon of mass destruction, Paul “The Great” Wright. This is both Christian and Wright’s in ring debut tonight, but neither man seem daunted. Cage looks at Jericho with a smirk, looking at who may be his only friend. Time will tell if it’s better to have a locker room full of enemies than friends like Chris Jericho. Wright, on the other hand, walks all the way to the other side of the ring to staredown Heyman at the announce table before climbing into the ring.

“HELL WILL BE AT YOUR DOOR” plays now, as Bobby Lashley gets a very intense mixed reaction, more favoring the boos tonight. As Lashley comes on down, he locks gazes with Chris Jericho for a split second, getting a smirk of confidence from the master planner, Jericho. Lashley’s gaze is indifferent as he awaits at the base of the ramp for his folk.

“WALK” plays now, as Rob Van Dam comes down to greet his partner at the base of the ramp. He gives Lashley a handshake, being the only tag team partner he has tonight that he actually respects. He takes another step towards the man he faces come next week in Jericho, but he also gazes towards the guy who took him out in Wright.

“SEXY BOY” lets loose now, with Shawn Michaels emphatically making his way to the ring, pumped up as ever. He runs in circles on the entrance stage, but with each step he takes down the ramp, he loses his enthusiasm and gets more stoic, having to stare down with Rob Van Dam. The two meet at the base of the ramp with another intense shared gaze, with Lashley having to tell both men that the match is about to start.

MAIN EVENT
Shawn Michaels, Rob Van Dam, & Bobby Lashley v. AOW World Champion Chris Jericho, Paul Wright, & Christian Cage


As the match kicks underway, both Van Dam and Michaels step into the ring as Jericho declares he’s staring things off for this team. So immediately at the start of the bell, all three men are in the ring at the same time. Jericho relaxes and smiles looking at his opponents, as they start quarreling verbally from the get go. The two bicker back and forth about who will start the contest, before Bobby Lashley steps between both veterans and says that he’ll step in if they can’t decide. With that late changing roster move, Jericho no longer wishes to start for himself, instead, instructing Wright to go in for him. When all the dust settles, Lashley is standing center of the ring looking up at the only guy on the roster bigger than he is – Paul Wright.

We kick off with two genuine powerhouses staring each other down before Lashley begins to start throwing blows, knocking the big man back a few paces and showing that he may, in fact, be mortal. However, when Lashley gets him leaning on the ropes and tries to whip him across, Wright pulls Lashley in and decapitates him with a clothesline with some body behind it! In Wright’s corner, Jericho is obviously going over strategy with Christian, perhaps looking at Lashley’s weaknesses if he shows any tonight. It’s Wright’s turn to now see what he can do with Lashley and show of some ring skills, picking Lashley up by his cue ball with his bare hand. He then delivers that bowling ball sized fist right to Lashley’s gut, forcing the godly body of Lashley to fold over. He then takes his gargantuan head and bashes it against Lashley’s for a headbutt, causing Lashley to completely fall over. With that, Christian is asking Wright to tag him in. Wright looks at Jericho for a response, with Jericho saying yes, he can tag Christian in, which he does. As soon as that happens, Christian busts into the ring and covers Lashley – 1…2….NO!! Lashley won’t go down easy!

Christian gets a little big for his britches when he attempts what Show tried a few minutes ago by trying to bring Lashley to his feet with one hand, which doesn’t work so well. So instead, Christian just grabs Lashley’s whole head with both hands and brings him to his feet, but Lashley bursts forth with the power we know he possesses by deadlifting Christian, running with him, and throwing him into a corner. Lashley then starts throwing hard right after hard right to the man who’s not his biggest fan. This causes Christian to cower, but Lashley uses this to whip Christian across the ring into another corner. He rushes towards Christian, but Cage darts out of the way and sits on the middle ropes before swinging back with the pendulum kick. Cage, planning on outsmarting Lashley sends Lash reeling and Christian to the top rope. Cage leaps…but Lashley catches him in a body grapple…and now a belly-to-belly suplex!! Wow!!! Lashley with a unique counter to his rival and now a cover – 1…2…NO!! Life for Christian!

Lashley reaches over to pull Christian up, but Christian delivers an elbow while on his back to Lashley’s head, forcing him away and allowing Christian to scurry into his corner and finally tag in Chris Jericho. Jericho, now no longer afraid of Lashley, now has a confident smirk as he steps in. He and Lashley have a brief staredown, Jericho still smirking. He knows that no matter who’s in the ring against him, he’s in all of their heads. Lashley eventually smirks back, but only to tag in Shawn Michaels. Jericho’s smirk goes away quite quickly, now knowing he’s ready for battle.

Michaels bursts into the ring, although Lashley draws some ire for not tagging in Van Dam instead. With Michaels now in, Jericho tries to hit him with a hard right, but Michaels catches it before delivering a hard right of his own, followed by another and another, forcing Jericho against some ropes, before whipping him across the ring and catching him in a back body drop afterward, getting the crowd firmly in his corner. Michaels is charged up and ready for more, but Jericho doesn’t give him the chance and flops into his corner, again tagging in Wright.

It’s Michaels’ time to face Wright now, but he’s not nearly as daunted as he was the first time he saw him. Wright, however, is just as undaunted. Wright tries to immediately smash Michaels across the head, but Michaels darts out of the way, rebounding off some ropes. On the rebound, Michaels dodges another clothesline attempt, again rebounding, and hits The Great one with the flying forearm…Wright doesn’t budge an inch. Michaels sees that, and tries to rebound again, but this time around, Wright catches him in a wicked flowing sidewalk slam!! All the body weight of Wright presses on top of Michaels immediately following – 1…2…3-NO!!! Michaels won’t go down on one move, no matter how massive.

Now it’s Wright’s turn to show what he can do to toy with Michaels. He grabs a fistful of HBK’s hair and brings him to his feet and slaps his hand across Michaels’ throat. HBK knows what’s coming, kicking Wright in the tender legs, forcing his grip to let go, but HBK tries a tall order in trying to it appears DDT Wright…but Wright stands upright, putting Michaels in an elevated position on the big man’s shoulders…SPINEBUSTER!!! SPINEBUSTER!! WOW!! Michaels gets driven into the canvas with the 400 pound force on top of him! Another cover - 1…2…3-NO!!! The Ironman that is Shawn Michaels will not go down and continue to take a beating! Once this happens, it’s Christian again who begs for his hand in, which Wright must again consult Jericho for. Once affirmed Christian storms in and tries to pick on the leftovers once more.

Christian stomps on Michaels’ spine a few times before dragging him to his feet to execute a falling back drop and attempting another cover – 1…2…NO!! Michaels rolls the shoulder! Christian, getting a tad frustrated, stomps again on the shattered spine before lifting Michaels and starts to twist Michaels into position for the Unprettier…but Michaels stops it halfway and delivers a hard elbow to Christian’s side, still contorted, however, before getting loose and grabbing Christian from aside, with a gutwrench suplex! That prompts the crowd to get back on the side of the good guys, with Michaels trying to crawl, bad back and all, towards his corner. Christian takes the unexpected flip for his team, but he’s trying to get to his corner as well. Both men are trying to crawl across the ring to their corners, with Christian reaching first and getting the tag in to Jericho, but as he does, Michaels swallows his pride, leaps forward, and gets the white-hot tag to Rob Van Dam

RVD comes in and sets the house a-fire, clotheslining Jericho once, twice, three times to up the tempo before trying to kick Jericho in the jaw, but it’s caught, only for RVD to swing it into a dragon whip!! Jericho falls face-first into the canvas, with Van Dam rushing all the way across the ring now to dropkick Wright’s legs from off the apron, setting the big man down off the apron and in front of the announce table. He then takes a quick chance to deliver a shot to Christian, forcing him down. Van Dam just takes a ganger at the downed Jericho before rebounding off some ropes and nailing him with the Rolling Thunder!! The crowd is all over Van Dam if they weren’t already now, covering the man he’ll face in a week’s time – 1…2…NO!!! Jericho doesn’t go down!!

As we take a look outside the ring, Christian is back on the apron, but Wright hasn’t set foot back there. He’s just standing over the announce table staring into the by now terror filled eyes of Paul Heyman. Van Dam tries not to waste so much time on the failed fall attempt, but as he grabs Jericho’s head to maybe try something else, Jericho surprise him and everyone else in attendance with a double-knee facebreaker that we know as the Code Breaker, but as of yet in AOW, has no name. Van Dam goes sprawling, but Jericho takes a moment or two to recover enough to cover Van Dam - 1…2…3-NO!!!! Van Dam is able to kick out of the new move! Jericho spends several seconds arguing with the referee that that was indeed three. Jericho slaps the mat three times to show the referee what a three count is in frustration.

The look on Jericho’s face is one he’s oft worn in AOW – the look of ‘pick up your toys and go home’. Jericho rushes over to the apron and tags in Cage forcefully with a slap to the chest, only for Jericho to climb through the ropes, go by the timekeeper, grabs his title, then join Wright overlooking the announce table.

“This is a corrupt corporation you’re runnin’, Heyman!! If you don’t fix it, I WILL!!!”

Jericho motions for Wright to come with him and take his monster’s focus off Heyman and go up the ramp with he and his title. The look on Christian’s face during all this is one of ‘what the hell’, mouth agape, arms open, and eyes angry. Jericho doesn’t even bother to look back at the man he swore was not alone, taking his mammoth with him. As those two go up the ramp, Cage is staring Jericho down going up the ramp while in the ring. As Christian shakes his head in disbelief, he turns his head only to lose it thanks to some SWEET CHIN MUSIC!!! SWEET CHIN MUSIC!!! It hits Christian so hard, he’s still standing straight up, the look on his face that of a hypnotized, and dazed man. Bobby Lashley quickly follows up on this with a SPEAR!!! SPEAR!!! LASHLEY SPEARS CHRISTN AIN HALF!!! Something tells us Lashley’s been wanting to do that for about a month, as he gets up with an aggressive look on his face. The crowd now turns their attention towards Rob Van Dam, who’s now on the top rope…FIVE STAR FROG SPLASH!!! FIVE STAR FROG SPLASH!!! The super froggy move gets one of the #1 Contender the emphatic cover, crowd counting with – 1….2…3….!!!!

Winners: Shawn Michaels, Rob Van Dam, & Bobby Lashley at (11:32)


Joey Styles:
They did it!! They did it!!! Rob Van Dam and Shawn Michaels may not have been on the same page, but with a little help from Bobby Lashley, they pull through!

JBL:
I was almost certain they’d tear each other apart, but Van Dam and company gettin’ a huge win goin’ into next week.

Heyman:
Huge indeed!


One look in and around the ring reveals that the victors have finished raising each other’s hands, with Lashley having rolled out of the ring, as Jericho and Wright are standing on the entrance ramp looking at the havoc they’ve caused. Van Dam is on the top rope, arms in the air and celebrating with his fan faithfuls before dropping off…TO GET SOME SWEET CHIN MUSIC!! Michaels makes good on his promise from the top of his show on the want of doing that…and he fulfills it. The crowd deflates to a mixed reaction, staring down at Van Dam very coldly before his gaze travels up the ramp to meet that of Jericho. The final image we get before the Supershow is that of Van Dam decapitated, his executioner standing over him, and their joint enemy standing far, far away on his mountain, watching the tigers fight for his gold.

Fade…

To…

Black….

*END SHOW*




September 26th
*Special 2-hour Supershow*

Final Card

~AOW Cruiserweight Championship~
*Tag Team Turning Point Match*
The Hooliganz v. The Mexicools v. Bryan Danielson & Matt Sydal v. Jack Evans & Low Ki
*More teams TBD

~AOW Dynasty Championship~
*Tournament Finals*
Muhammad Hassan v. Rey Mysterio Jr.

~Grudge Match~
Bobby Lashley v. Christian Cage

*War Rules Match*
Samoa Joe v. Finlay

~AOW World Heavyweight Championship~
Chris Jericho(c) w/Paul “The Great” Wright v. Rob Van Dam v. Shawn Michaels



If anyone wants to leave any preditions on the Supercard DON'T POST THEM JUST YET. I plan on posting an official preview and all that for it. Hope this edition was a tad better than last week.
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