Re: International Pro Wrestling
(#2)IPW Wednesday Night Overdrive
Albuquerque, New Mexico
26th July 2012
Overdrive comes on air once again to the familiar “Never Take Us Alive”. We have another sold out show in Albuquerque and things are kicked off with a highlight package from last weeks main event, which saw Randy Orton becoming the first ever IPW Champion after defeating Cody Rhodes, Triple H and Kane in a fatal four way match. The end of the package shows John “Bradshaw” Layfield being unveiled as the new Overdrive GM. Josh Mathews and William Regal welcome everyone to the show.
“I Hear Voices In My Head…”
There’s a huge pop from the crowd as the new IPW Champion steps out into the arena. Randy Orton has his title draped over his shoulder as he makes his way down the ramp and into the ring. He holds the world title above his head for a few moments before grabbing a microphone. He thanks everyone for the support last week and the reaction from the New Mexico crowd. He goes onto say that with JBL and himself; the Overdrive show will become the number one wrestling show on TV. There’s a cheer from the crowd as Randy holds the belt high in the air once again. He goes to say something but is interrupted by “Smoke and Mirrors”. Cody Rhodes strolls out with a microphone and says that everyone knows he should be the champion and that it was a fluke that Randy won the match. The crowd boos as Cody goes onto say he’s demanding a title match from JBL and that Randy would soon be back where he belongs – in the trash. Now, Kane comes out. He says that the title would have been his, if it weren’t for that waste of space Triple H, who’s way past his time. He says that both Cody and Randy are simply pawns in IPW, and ‘The Big Red Monster’ is the face of the company. He says if JBL should give a shot to anyone then it should clearly be him. With this, Triple H comes marching out. He confronts Kane, questioning the “waste of space” and “past his time” comments. All four men look like they are about to brawl when suddenly…
“DING DING DING DING DING DING…”
The new Overdrive GM strolls out onto the stage. There’s a mixed reaction for JBL as he removes his cowboy hat. Angrily, he tells the four men that HE is now in charge of the show, so they can’t go round complaining and throwing around their weight like this. “You can’t come in here and demand matches! So that’s why, tonight’s main event will be a tag team match! The team of Cody Rhodes and Kane will take on Triple H and the IPW Champion Randy Orton!” There’s a massive cheer from the crowd on the prospect of this match. JBL smiles as the four men continue to look at each other.
We’re back and a short video package of last week’s events between AJ Styles and Johnny Curtis is shown, highlighting Styles attacking Curtis after their loss to the Machine Guns. Cutting back into the arena, Johnny Curtis is standing in the ring.
“You Are, You Are, I Am, I Am”
The crowd boos as AJ Styles comes out, taunting the crowd. He walks down the entrance ramp and climbs into the ring, looking dead straight at Curtis. The ref rings the bell and tonight’s first match gets underway.
Johnny Curtis vs. AJ Styles
The crowd was totally behind Curtis for this one. But Styles didn’t let this affect him as both men brought their a-game to the ring. AJ got an early upper hand and tried to slowly beat down Johnny. A number of moves were hit on Curtis as it looked to be one-way traffic. AJ attempted to finish things off as he set up for the Styles Clash, but suddenly Curtis reversed it and sent AJ down to the mat with a quick DDT. Then, he ran against the ropes and nailed Styles with a Maine Jam.
Winner: Johnny Curtis in 4:52
Johnny jumps up and begins to celebrate his surprise win. He jumps up on the turnbuckle as the crowd cheer him. As he jumps back down and turns around Styles is there with a chair! AJ hits Curtis a few times with the chair before picking him up and landing a Styles Clash with Curtis’ head clattering onto the chair. AJ stands over the fallen body of Johnny with a crazy smile on his face. The crowd boos as Overdrive goes commercial.
We return to see IPW medical personnel escorting Johnny Curtis from the ring. Josh reminds us of AJ’s attack and then he and Regal go onto talk about tonight’s tag team main event. We now cut backstage.
SoCal Val is in the back with Daniel Bryan and Paul Heyman. SoCal welcomes the Heyman to the company, but asks why he’s here. Heyman says that he has come to help Daniel Bryan achieve greatness. “Last week Daniel beat Mr. Kennedy, and the same will happen again tonight when he faces Ryback!” Daniel then comes up and says that the IPW Universe will soon see him with gold around his waist, just like in every promotion he’s worked for. He smiles before leaving with his new manager.
Back out front, Regal says how the Universe is divided on opinion about Daniel Bryan; some love him for his ‘YES!’ chant, whilst some hate him due to his attitude. “Well William, he’s up next in singles action against Ryback, so lets see if Daniel can keep this momentum up after his controversial win against Ken Kennedy last week!” As Josh finishes saying this, Ryback’s music hits the arena.
The crowd cheers Ryback as his walks out onto the stage. He climbs slowly into the ring and gets up on a turnbuckle, looking around the arena. He gets back down and faces the entrance ramp, waiting for his opponent.
“YES! YES! YES!”
Daniel Bryan steps out with his new mentor to a mixed reaction from the crowd. He comes down the ramp, eyes fixed on Ryback, sizing him up. Heyman takes up his place at ringside as Daniel and Ryback lock up.
Ryback vs. Daniel Bryan w/Paul Heyman
This was another good showing from Daniel, who seemed to be on a roll after last weeks win. With the backing of Heyman, he worked to get the upper hand, many a time locking Ryback into various submissions, but every time Ryback managed to grab the ropes to break it up. After some more back and forth action, Ryback began to regain control and showed his physical advantage by taking Bryan down with a number of slams. After a massive clothesline, Ryback covered DB, only for Paul Heyman to begin to distract the referee. Whilst the ref’s attention was diverted, Bryan pulled out a set of brass knuckles, just like last week, and nailed Ryback around the cheek with them before making the cover.
Winner: Daniel Bryan in 7:17
“Another victory from Daniel Bryan, with help from the brass knuckles once again!” remarks Josh as Daniel and Paul begin to celebrate in the ring. “The lad is crafty, picking up a win against Mr. Kennedy with the same tactics last week!” says Regal. Suddenly, Mr. Kennedy runs down the ramp and goes for Bryan. Swiftly, Bryan jumps out of the ring and heads up the ramp along with Heyman. Kennedy looks pissed as he begins to attend to Ryback.
Josh welcomes us back to Overdrive, with news that JBL has just announced that next week on the show we will see a tag-team match, with Mr. Kennedy and Ryback teaming up against Daniel Bryan and a partner of his choice!
Matt Striker is in the back with Cody Rhodes. He asks Cody why he believes that he is the true Number 1 Contender to the IPW Championship. Cody scowls at Matt and simply says: “Striker, do I really have to answer that?” With this, Cody walks away.
Josh and William remind us of the little run-in the Machine Guns had with Robert Roode last week, and that Chris Sabin will be taking him on next! The also inform us that still to come tonight is a re-match from last week of Wade Barrett vs. Ted DiBiase and our main event; Randy Orton and Triple H vs. Cody Rhodes and Kane.
We cut to the ring; Chris Sabin is there with Alex Shelley, ready for his singles match.
Robert Roode strolls out with a cocky smile on his face to a negative reception. Behind him is his partner in crime, James Storm. The two men walk down to the ring, Storm with a beer bottle in hand. Storm and Shelley place themselves outside the ring as Sabin and Roode face off.
Chris Sabin w/Alex Shelley vs. Robert Roode w/James Storm
This match could have gone either way. Sabin used his technical ability to attempt the win, whilst Roode used every dirty trick in the book. Storm distracted the referee at various points. As frustrating as this was, Sabin carried on fighting and let Shelley deal with Storm. Later on, after a Cradle Shock, Sabin covered Roode only for a kick out at two. Just as this happened, on the outside Storm nailed Shelley with a beer bottle, before rolling into the ring and doing the same to Sabin. Immediately the referee called for the bell.
Winner: Chris Sabin in 6:36 (via DQ)
Storm begins to put the boots to Sabin, whilst Roode gets up and chucks Shelley into the ring. The crowd boo ferociously as Roode and Storm first pick up Alex Shelley and nail him with their ‘Drinking While Investing’ double move, before doing the exact same to Chris Sabin, leaving both of the Machine Gunners flat out on the floor. Beer Money go to leave the ring accompanied by lots of heat.
SoCal is standing with ‘The Celtic Warrior’, Sheamus. She congratulates him on his impressive win last week over Heath Slater. He thanks her, and goes onto say: “Well there’s a new era here under JBL, so if I wanna make an impression, then this fella here had better keep bringing out performances like last week.” Sheamus has a massive grin on his face, but it is wiped away when Wade Barrett comes into shot. Barrett says that JBL doesn’t care about Sheamus, and it’s clear because he’s not on tonight’s card. “Whilst I have a match for the second week in a row. Last week me and Ted DiBiase went to a draw and I can assure you tonight the same won’t happen.” Sheamus shakes his head at Barrett as the camera fades away.
Triple H is in his locker room, preparing for tonight’s main event. There’s a pop for him, which increases when the IPW Champion, Randy Orton, comes into the room. Neither man say a word, but they both nod and shake hands. A promo then airs for tonight’s tag team main event – Randy Orton and Triple H verses Cody Rhodes and Kane.
Wade Barrett has made his way to the ring, and stands facing the ramp waiting for Ted DiBiase.
“I Come From Money, I Come From Class…”
There’s a mixed reaction for Ted as he walks down the ramp and slides into the ring. As he gets in he looks across at Wade. The crowd seems hyped to see a rematch after these two fought to a double count out last week on Overdrive. The bell rings and the pair begin to circle the ring.
Wade Barrett vs. Ted DiBiase
In another solid match between the two, Wade had the upper hand to start with. A backbreaker from Barrett saw him get a two count before DiBiase kicked out. Barrett picked DiBiase up and threw him against the ropes, looking for a neckbreaker, but DiBiase reversed with a high knee. Ted now had control and managed to pull out a Dream Street, but again there was a kick out. The match went on, and once again neared the 10-minute mark. DiBiase Irish whipped Wade against the ropes and bounced off the ropes himself. As the two men met they both nailed each other with clotheslines! As both men fell to the mat with shoulders down, each man had an arm on the others chest. The referee had no choice but to give them both a three count.
Winner: Draw in 10:20 (Double Pin)
“And for the second week in a row, a winner isn’t determined from these two men!” says Josh as Wade and Ted both slowly get back to their feet. “I don’t know if we’ll ever see who is the better man!” says Regal. The two men stare at each other as the camera slowly fades away.
JBL is in his office with Matt Striker. The Overdrive GM says that with IPW’s first pay-per-view coming up soon – Beach Brawl – and matches must be booked. In the coming weeks on Overdrive, he will put a great card together. There’s a pop from the crowd as JBL turns to his monitor to watch the main event.
“Whoaa Oh, You’re Only Smoke And Mirrors…”
The crowd boos as Cody Rhodes walks out. He seems focused as he taunts the crowd before sliding into the ring. The arena lights then go dark and suddenly massive red flames go off. Kane eerily makes his way down to the ring. The giant steps over the top rope, and sets off the flames around the ring before removing his over-mask. He looks down at Cody just before Triple H’s music hits. “The Game” gets a great reception from the crowd as he walks down to the ring. His eyes seem to be fixed on Kane after their confrontation earlier on the show. Hunter poses for the crowd momentarily before awaiting the arrival of his tag partner.
“I Hear Voices In My Head…”
The fans go nuts as the IPW Champion slowly comes out. Randy looks around the arena before taking his time walking down the ramp. The world title is draped over his shoulder as he gets into the ring and pulls himself up onto the turnbuckle. He holds the belt high in the air before climbing back down. The referee takes his belt as the main event gets started.
Cody Rhodes & Kane vs. Triple H & Randy Orton
Cody and Hunter start the match off, with HHH quickly getting the upper hand. Cody’s beat down continues as Triple H uses a mixture of knee combinations and DDTs in order to pick up the win. At one point, Kane tries to get involved and help out his tag-partner, but he’s met by a running clothesline from Hunter and falls down to the ground outside the ring. After a chop block to Cody, The Game goes for the pin but Cody kicks out at two. HHH then tags in the IPW Champion and Randy begins work on Cody, dragging him to his feet and sending him back down with an European uppercut. Randy picks him back up and walks into the corner, looking for a RKO, but a big boot from Kane meets him and he falls to the mat. Slowly, Cody gets to his feet, picks up Randy and hits him with a Disaster Kick before going for a cover. Orton kicks out and the match continues. Cody and Kane are in full control, making sure Orton is kept away from Triple H’s corner. As the beat-down goes on, Triple H tries to interfere with the match but the referee stops him. As the ref is dealing with HHH, Kane begins to choke Randy with the ring ropes. Whilst this is happening Cody taunts Hunter but as he turns around he is suddenly met by a mass of punches from Randy. Randy then nails Cody with a rope-hung DDT before tagging in Triple H. Hunter comes in like a house on fire and totally dominates Cody, catching him with a spinning spinebuster before slowly picking him up and nailing him with a Pedigree! Just as he goes to cover Cody, the referee is distracted as Kane drags Randy off of the apron. Whilst the referee is attending to the IPW Champion, Kane slides into the ring and smacks Triple H with a steel chair. He then drags Cody’s body onto HHH as the referee turns around and makes the three-count.
Winners: Cody Rhodes & Kane in 13:39
Kane looks down at Triple H as the blood begins to slowly pour from his forehead. By this time, Cody is up and has dragged Orton into the ring. He picks the groggy Orton up and hits him with a Cross Rhodes. The crowd boos as Kane and Rhodes stand over the fallen bodies of Triple H and Randy Orton. Cody laughs as Kane sets off more fire pyros just as Overdrive goes off air.
Johnny Curtis def. AJ Styles
Daniel Bryan def. Ryback
Chris Sabin def. Robert Roode (via DQ)
Wade Barrett vs. Ted DiBiase (Draw – Double Pin)
Cody Rhodes & Kane def. Triple H & Randy Orton
Last edited by ScarbiDoink; 08-09-2012 at 02:19 PM.