16th November 2007
Goodfellas Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada
Johnny All-Star’s dressing room. The light from the television is giving off a faint light as All-Star lounging on the black leather sofa in front of it watching tonight’s broadcast of Sunday Night Showdown. He looks up from the TV when the locker room door and JD James walks in. All-Star kicks his feet off of the coffee table and straightens up as he grabs the remote and mutes the television. He stares at James as he walks towards the sofa and plops down on the sofa next to him.
JD – Something on your mind kid?
All-Star drops the remote on the coffee table.
JAS – Actually JD something has been gnawing at me for a while, and you’re just the man I need to speak to.
All-Star leans over his side of the sofa and rummages through the duffle bag sitting there. He pulls out several papers he tosses onto the coffee table spilling across it. On the very top is the photo that he found at the storage unit. The face of Lucky Starzano is crossed out. Johnny points at the picture as he continues to speak.
JAS – That’s what I found at the storage unit you didn’t want me to go to JD. It didn’t make any sense till I talked to my Mother, and found out that Lucky Starzano wasn’t my father.
JD stares at Johnny as he continues with his rationalization.
JAS – Then I put it all together. The picture was taken exactly nine month’s before I was born.
James throws his hands up.
JD – I know where you’re going with this kid. But I can’t help you. I’m not your Father. Your Mother and I were close but not like that, we were good friends and she confided a lot in me. I do know that Lucky wasn’t your father, but that’s all she told me. Something did happen that night but she wouldn’t tell me.
All-Star sat there staring at the picture as JD spoke. When he finished speaking Johnny looked up pointing at the picture.
JAS – So what you’re telling me anyone in this picture with the exception of you and Lucky could be my Father.
James hung his head shaking it back and forth.
JD – Yeah, that’s what I’m telling ya kid.
All-Star pushed himself up off of the sofa grabbing the picture.
JAS – Well then. It’s time to start eliminating possibilities then.
THE TIME OF GIVING
The camera cuts backstage, to the locker room door of ‘Hollywood’ Howie Banks. We know this, of course, because his name is displayed prominently on the door. In front of it, sitting gingerly on the hard concrete floor of the arena, is a package. It’s a small box, about the size of a basketball, but perfectly square. The wrapping is light green with sparkles, and there is a big, festive red bow atop the package, giving the whole thing a very holiday feel. From the side of the scene, Howie Banks comes into view, heading back to his locker room, when he sees the package lying in front of his door.
Banks: What in the hell is this supposed to be?
He kneels down, looking at the box, only to be surprised by the voice of sVo Champion Michael Best from somewhere behind him.
Best: It’s a Christmas present, Banks. A little token of friendship between you and I.
He steps into the frame, throwing Howie a cocky wink as he leans against he door frame, shoving his hands non-threateningly into the pockets of his pants. Banks looks up at his opponent for tonight, a look of heavy suspicion deep within his eyes.
Banks: I didn’t ask you for a Christmas present, Best. You really think I’m gonna open this?
Best laughs, a short and condescending chuckle.
Best: Well, Howie… it’s not for you. It’s for little baby Banks, your newborn daughter.
A look of anger comes over Howie’s face, and he scowls at the champion threateningly. Mike just let’s it roll off his back.
Best: Just open it, Howie. I promise it’s not a trick. It’s a real, honest to God gift for you and your daughter. Consider it a peace offering.
Howie eyes him suspiciously one last time, out of the corners of his eyes, as he slowly pulls at the ribbon on top of the box. It falls effortlessly to the floor, leaving only the green wrapped package behind. He tears slowly at the paper, opening the box and looking deep inside. He reaches in, and Mike smiles brightly as Howie pulls out an autographed 8×10 photograph of The Mike Effect.
Banks: What in the hell do you expect me to do with this? What in the hell is this supposed to be? I don’t want a picture of you!
Best’s face becomes very serious, and he stands up straight to stare at his opponent.
Best: What, you don’t like it, Howie? That’s a shame. That’s a real damn shame. Because that is SO much more than a picture, Banks. That right there is the beginning of your daughter’s college fund. Sell it on e-Bay, get all the money you can get for it, ‘Hollywood’, cause after I check your ass into early retirement tonight she’s gonna need all the spare change she can get.
He steps forward, going nose to nose with Howie Banks as the two stare eachother down. Finally, after what seems like minutes but is really only a few seconds, Mike backs off, laughing cockily as he wanders back down the hallway, whistling a holiday tune as he heads back towards his own locker room.
DREAMING OF A WHITE CHRISTMAS
Carl Lucas is making his way through the sVo parking garage in a hurry when the silence is broken.
Mr. Lucas, do you have a moment.
Carl turns around to see an unkempt man standing in the shadows, he looks around nervously not knowing what to expect.
Lucas – Actually I’m in a bit of a hurry, I just received a call that a friend needs help and I’m running a little late.
Carl looking a little confused takes a step back.
Lucas – You know. How can you possibly know?
Still moving back Carl reaches for the cell phone in his pocket, as Detective Landry steps out of the shadows holding a hand out as he produces his badge with the other.
Landry – If you could stop there kindly Mr. Lucas.
The detective shoved the badge back into his pocket as he walked towards Lucas who was now standing still.
Landry – I’ll have to take a look in that briefcase of your’s too.
Carl looked from his briefcase to the detective standing in front of him.
Lucas – My briefcase. Why would you need to take a look in my briefcase?
Detective Landry raised an eyebrow.
Landry – You trying to hide something there Mr. Lucas?
Carl shook his head as he laid the briefcase on the ground stepping away from it.
Lucas – No, it’s all yours go ahead and take a look. I don’t know what you’re expecting to find.
Detective Landry kneeled one knee on the ground as he flipped open the briefcase, he then pulled a pair of latex gloves out of his pocket and started rummaging through the contents of the briefcase.
Landry – Ummm hmmmmmm. What do we have here.
He opened his eyes wide as he looked up at Lucas.
Landry – I’m going to have to ask you to step over by that car over there.
Carl threw his hands up in defense.
Lucas – I have no idea what you found in there.
Detective Landry pushes himself up off of the garage floor holding up a small baggy with a white powdered substance in it.
Landry – Looks like we have snow in Vegas for Christmas this year Carl.
Carl’s eyes go wide with shock.
Lucas – That’s, that’s not mine.
The detective shook his head as he placed a hand on Carl’s back pushing him towards the car. He reaches behind his back producing a pair of handcuffs, and proceeds to snap one of the bracelets around Carl’s right hand.
Landry – You have the right to remain silent.
Captain D vs. Link Lewis
Muse – Hysteria hits the sound system and the fans in the arena cheer as ‘The King of Quality’ Link Lewis makes his way down the sVo entrance ramp! Lewis poses for the fans at the top of the ramp way, before making his way down towards the ring. Lewis slides into the ring under the bottom rope and jumps up into the corner of the ring to raise his hands once again and taunt to the fans as his entrance music begins to fade out.
When You Wish Upon A Star hits the sound system and the fans cheer as Captain D makes his way down the entrance ramp! Captain D slaps the hands of the fans walking to the ring before rolling into the squared circle and lifting his hands high in the air!
The match gets straight underway as the newcomer Link Lewis makes his way towards Captain D and grabs him by the arm. Link Lewis throws Captain D into the ropes, and as he bounces back catches him with a knee to the midsection. Captain D doubles over and Lewis takes down his opponent with a big back suplex. Lewis rises to his feet and the sVo newcomer taunts the fans before turning his attention back to Captain D as he rises up to his feet. Lewis nails Captain D with several right hands to knock him backwards, before throwing him into the corner of the ring.
With Captain D in the corner, Lewis hits his opponent with some chops across the chest, before Captain D counters with some right hands to knock Lewis backwards. Captain D quickly grabs hold of Link Lewis and takes him down to the mat with a big suplex which gets the crowd going. Lewis however is quick to get back to his feet. Captain D quickly scoop slams Link Lewis before bouncing into the ropes and nailing the sVo newcomer with a big legdrop. With Link Lewis down on the mat and hurting, Captain D makes the cover…
Link Lewis gets a shoulder up off of the mat as he shows just how much he wants to get off to a winning start here in the sVo! Captain D quickly pulls Link Lewis up to a standing position before twisting his arm behind his back in an arm lock. Link Lewis tries to spin out of the move, but Captain D progresses to grab Lewis in a headlock before taking Link Lewis down to the mat with a bulldog takedown. Link Lewis looks to be hurting as Captain D rises up to his feet and signals to the crowd. However as Captain D seems to be dominating the match, the mood changes as the crowd spot ‘Hollywood’ Howie Banks walking quietly down the entrance ramp! Captain D soon spots Banks and turns his attention towards his ‘Seasons Beatings’ opponent, fully expecting an attack!
However Howie Banks just stands smirking at Captain D as from behind Link Lewis rises up to his feet and rolls Captain D up with a school boy!
No! Captain D manages to kick out of the pinfall before rising to his feet looking shocked! Banks almost cost Captain D the match there by distracting him from his opponent! Captain D stumbles forward but he is grabbed from behind by Link Lewis who takes Captain D down to the mat via a German suplex, and Howie Banks seems to enjoy watching the offence on his opponent for next week! Link Lewis quickly leaps onto Captain D and begins to nail the sVo star with mounted punches before slowly allowing him up to his feet. Link Lewis grabs hold of Captain D by the back of the head and smashes him face first into the nearest turnbuckle! Captain D stumbles backwards from the impact and a side Russian leg sweep takes him to the mat where Link Lewis once again makes the cover!
No! Captain D is really showing what he is made of here as he sends a shoulder shooting up off of the mat to save the match! Link Lewis can’t quite believe that Captain D managed to kick out of the pinfall attempt as he rises to his feet holding his head and wondering just what he has to do to win on his debut here tonight!
Captain D and Link Lewis both rise to their feet and begin to trade right hands, but as they brawl in the ring the fans begin to boo as the sVo Champion Mike Best sprints down the rampway and slides into the ring! Best pulls the sVo Championship off of his waist and nails Captain D and Link Lewis with it to knock them down as the referee calls for the bell to be rung. Mike Best calls for a microphone before continuing to put the boots to Captain D and Link Lewis!
RESULT: No Contest
SEASONS BEATINGS FROM THE sVo!
Mike Best is handed the microphone and he waits for the boos to die down before addressing the crowd.
Mike Best – “I have had enough of watching these talentless Mike Best wanabees fight out here tonight, its time to get down to the real business!”
The fans who were quite enjoying Captain D vs. Link Lewis begin to boo.
Mike Best – “Seasons Beatings is only a week away, and still these is no confirmed opponent for me to fight against when I defend my sVo Championship belt!”
The crowd begin to chant different names that they would like to see take on Best at Seasons Beatings.
Mike Best – “No I am not moving from this ring and no other matches will be taking place here on Showdown until someone comes out here and confirms my opponent!”
Mike Best leans against the ropes and there is no movement for a few seconds, until the crowd pop as the hometown boy Johnny All Star makes his way out onto the top of the entrance ramp with his manager JD James by his side!
Johnny All Star – “Best, who in the hell do you think you are?”
The crowd cheer for All Star as he stares down the sVo Champion.
Mike Best – “Who am I? I’m the god damn sVo World Champion, what the hell are you doing out here?”
Johnny All Star smirks as he looks at the belt on Best’s shoulder.
Johnny All Star – “I’m out here tonight to tell you that you better think of a better description of yourself, because come Seasons Beatings there is going to be a new World Champion when I take that little belt off of you!”
The crowd pop as Mike Best looks angrily back at Johnny All Star.
Mike Best – “Are you serious, I have to defend my World Championship against you?”
Before Johnny All Star even has time to answer Best, ‘Tainted Love’ hits the sound system and the fans cheer for the arrival of Paige Johnson at ringside with a mic in her hand!
Paige – “That’s right Mike, but you don’t have to defend it in any old match. As this is Christmas we are going to give the sVo fans a gift they will remember forever, because at Seasons Beatings its going to be Mike Best defending his World Championship belt against Johnny All Star, in a LADDER MATCH!”
The fans cheer for the thought of the match as All Star and Best stare each other down as Showdown heads for a commercial!
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THIS COFFEE TASTES FUNNY….
Once again the sVo cameras go backstage. Johnny All-Star is once again in the administrative corridor looking slightly out of place with his wrestling gear and open t-shirt leaning against a wall whistling. The placard on the door beside him reads JIMMY MORETTI – sVo CO-OWNER.
Several moments later the door swings open and out walks Tamara Boyd, the sVo’s newest interviewer. She slowly closes the door behind her and straightens her skirt, as All-Star pushes himself off of the wall. Tamara smiles a little as she produces a vial like container filled with white fluid. Johnny’s brow furrows as he looks at the vial in disgust.
JAS – That’s not ….. That’s not what I think it is, is it?
Tamara simply smiles as he holds the vial out.
Boyd – You did ask for DNA.
Johnny shakes his head.
JAS – How did you? Never mind, I don’t want to know.
All-Star awkwardly reaches for the vial, as Tamara pulls it back.
Boyd – Ahhh ahhh ahhh. Not so fast. So next week at Seasons Beatings I get the interview right.
Johnny shakes his head.
JAS – Of course you get the interview. Is there anything you wouldn’t do?
The intrepid interviewer smiles as she hands the vial over.
Boyd – Pleasure doing business Mr. All-Star.
Johnny still holding the vial awkwardly nods his head. As the two are about to part ways Candi Cross walks onto the scene carrying a piping hot cup of coffee.
Cross – Excuse me guys, coming through.
Johnny quickly looks from the vial in his hand to the coffee that Candi Cross is carrying, then back to the vial in his hand, a sly smile creasing his face. He quickly stands in front of Candi.
JAS – Would that happen to be for Jimmy? If it is, Tamara here is delivering some paperwork to him for me. I’m sure she wouldn’t mind brining in his coffee.
All-Star jabs Tamara in the ribs, prompting her to reply.
Boyd – Yeah, I’ll bring that to Mr. Moretti.
Candi passes the coffee to Tamara and shrugs her shoulders, and giggles.
Cross – If you’re sure.
Boyd – It’s no problem at all.
Johnny smiles as Candi bounces off down the hallway and he grabs the coffee from Tamara.
Boyd – You’re not?
All-Star smiles, and nods his head. He then flips the lid off the coffee, and proceeds to poor the contents of the vial into the coffee, then replacing the lid he hands it back to Tamara.
JAS – Jimmy’s waiting for his coffee Tamara.
The reporter shakes her head as she steps back into the co-owners office.
JAS – So worth it.
Cameras cut to the back, where Jay Wildman is speaking with one of the stagehands. You can see the stagehand is getting a bit frustrated with the demands that Wildman is placing upon him, but Wildman isn’t paying attention. After a few more tense moments, the stagehand storms off as Wildman looks on with a smirk. He then turns on his heel and leaves.
sVo HARDCORE CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH
Spring Heeled Jack (c) vs. Orlando Fox
The demon in your mind will rape you in your bed at night
The wisdom of ages, the lies and outrages concealed
Time it waits for no man
My future, it is revealed
Time it waits for no man
My fate is sealed
If I cancel tomorrow, the undead will thank me today
Fly in the face of your prophets, I mock your morality plays
The moon is red and bleeding
The sun is burned and black
The book of life is silent
No turning back
Fog rolls over the curtain and down the ramp. The lights snap to a hellish combination of reds and oranges. Through the veil of swirling fog ‘the dark jester’ Spring Heeled Jack prances out onto the ramp, twirling a flaming baton. The silver bells on his boots and cap jingle merrily. Skipping down to the ring Jack tosses the baton high and does a quick handspring before catching it and stamping the butt end of it on the ramp. The flames are extinguished. Spring Heeled Jack hops up onto the ring and vaults the ropes to land lightly on the canvass.
Spring-Heeled Jack stood in the center of the ring, his patch-work, ermine cape hanging heavily on his shoulders. The crowd carried on as it always does, half of those in attendance cheering, half screaming obscenities. Here and there a black and red Jester cap poked above the masses, proof that the marketing team at least were doing their jobs. With a glint in his eye, Jack raised a microphone and said: “Hey Miiiiiiiiiikey…
The hardcore champion watched the curtain at the top of the ramp. When after several seconds it did not stir, the dark jester shrugged and continued:
“Both you and Stevo made a comment last week that I for one, feel needs addressing. You both referred to you as a ‘Paper Champion.’ Now, I know you know, and I know that all of the fans of the Sanctioned Violence Organization, both the thousands here tonight and the millions watching at home, all know that Mike Best is anything but a paper champion.
“Who has the longest undefeated streak in the sVo? Mike Best. Who has held a title longer than anyone else in this federation? Our own Champion. Who brings in more ticket sale revenue than any other member of the roster? Who puts the most asses in seats every week, just so people can hate him?” Jack grins broadly before announcing: “Mike, The Man, Best!”
The usual chourus of cheers and jeers issue from the assembled fans at the issuing of the Champion’s notorious moniquer. Jack soaks it in for a moment before continuing. “If anything, I feel fully justified in saying that Mike Best is in fact, the rock upon which this federation has it’s foundation. The Sanctioned Violence Organizeation would not, could not exsist in it’s current form without Mike Best.
“If Stevo wants a paper champion let him look no further.” Jack passes a hand in front of himself. “I’m the champion that won a hardcore belt in one of the least hardcore matches of all time. And I have continued to maintain this title with minimal weaponry and chaos. I must say that even to myself, I have been a Hardcore disappointment.” The crowd hisses it’s agreement. “The real Paper Champion.”
Jack looks up the ramp to the still curtain. The dark jester grins again amid the malestrom of the fans, Just remember one thing Mikey: Paper covers Rock.”
The fans boo as Orlando Fox slowly makes his way down the entrance ramp. Fox raises his hands in the air as he walks down towards the ring whilst staring out members of the audience at ringside. Fox soon rolls into the ring under the bottom rope and steps onto the bottom rope before performing his signature taunt to the crowd, which brings out even more boos for Fox!
Spring Heeled Jack gets nailed with a charging axhandle bodyblock from Orlando Fox, however Orlando Fox counters by kicking Spring Heeled Jack in the stomach. With Jack down Orlando Fox rolls onto Spring Heeled Jack connecting with a knee. As Jack rises to his feet Orlando Fox twists Spring Heeled Jack’s arm, jumps, and dropkicks Spring Heeled Jack to the ground. Orlando Fox gets back to his feet quickly and taunts the Hardcore Champion. Orlando Fox stomps Spring Heeled Jack as he tries to get up, however Orlando Fox then begins to walk around the ring taunting the fans and Spring Heeled Jack gets up.
Spring Heeled Jack tries for a Waistlock Suplex but is not strong enough to lift Orlando Fox. Orlando Fox tries to counter with a back elbow, but Spring Heeled Jack nails Orlando Fox with a Spinning Heel Kick!! Spring Heeled Jack is up again and soon Orlando Fox is also standing. Spring Heeled Jack quickly makes his way to the corner and jumps to the top rope, as Orlando Fox walks around dazed…TOP ROPE CLOTHESLINE from Spring Heeled Jack!! The fans cheer as Jack rolls out of the ring from the clothesline and begins to search for weapons! Spring Heeled Jack picks up a ladder from under the ring before rolling back into the squared circle!
Spring Heeled Jack holds the ladder high above his head and walks around the ring so everyone in the arena can see him! Spring Heeled Jack then leaps forward and cracks the ladder over Orlando Fox’s head! Orlando Fox falls backwards over the top rope, and the Hardcore Champion soon follows him out of the ring. Jack begins to pull weapons from under the ring and throws them around the ringside area! Spring Heeled Jack swings a trash can and hits Orlando Fox to knock the challenger down.
Orlando Fox looks to be hurting as Spring Heeled Jack grabs hold of a candle that he has pulled out from under the ring, and then quickly lights it! As Orlando Fox rises to his feet Spring Heeled Jack throws the burning candle into the face of the challenger! Fox falls to the floor holding his face as Spring Heeled Jack makes the cover!
No! Somehow Orlando Fox is able to kick out! The fans thought it was all over there and so did Spring Heeled Jack as he pulls Fox up to his feet. Jack throws Fox into the steel ring steps before grabbing a steel chair. Jack advances towards Fox with the steel chair and swings at his head, but Fox ducks and Jack slams the chair into the ring post! Jack drops the chair but is quickly grabbed by Orlando Fox who DDT’s him onto the dropped chair! Jack’s head bounces off of the steel right infront of the announcer’s table! Orlando Fox wastes no time as he pulls Spring Heeled Jack up to his feet and throws him onto the announcers table before climbing on himself. Fox pulls Spring Heeled Jack up before throwing him straight through the table with a ‘Remedy’! The crowd pop as Fox quickly makes the cover on Spring Heeled Jack amongst the debris of the table.
This one is over and we have a new sVo Hardcore Champion!
RESULT: Orlando Fox def. Spring Heeled Jack via pinfall
Cameras cut back to the back again, where Wildman is seen drinking some coffee. His sports jacket is folded over his arm and his tie is loosened a bit. He looks around somewhat impatiently, glancing at his watch now and then. Just then, Katie Smith walks up to him with a mic in her hand and starts to ask some questions.
Smith – Excuse me…
Jay Wildman jumps slightly and splashes coffee all over his shirt and jacket, causing him to yelp slightly. Smith reaches over for a towel next to the coffee dispenser and attempts to help.
Smith – I am so sorry, I didn’t mean for…
Wildman – Who are you? What do you want?
Wildman snatches the towel out of Smith’s hand and pats the stain that is sure to form on his dress shirt, muttering something under his breath.
Smith – My name is Katie Smith, I am here to talk to you about your debut into sVo.
Wildman – Yes, because someone startling me enough to make me spill coffee on myself is the PERFECT way to make a debut.
Smith – I said I was sorry…
Wildman – Ask your question.
Smith – We all wanted to know why you are here and what your goal is for your stay at sVo.
Wildman – It is the same thing that everyone else wants while they are here, to be a champion. I am no different. I might be a little too old to be hanging around these studs, but I have something that tips the scales in my favor, experience.
Smith – I have taken the opportunity to take a look at your record and you have had a lot of success where ever you have gone. Do you think you can be that successful in sVo?
Wildman -I do indeed, I intend to make an impact here that no one will ever forget.
Just before Smith can make ask another question, the stagehand that Wildman spoke to earlier walks up and hands over a parcel to Wildman. Wildman smiles and opens it up slightly, nodding with satisfaction. The stagehand is about to walk away when Wildman catches him by the color.
Wildman – Whoa, where do you think you are going? Go get me a new shirt and jacket!
Stagehand – I have a job to do…
Smith – Yes, he is a stagehand, he has to help put on the show…
Wildman – What do you think he is doing by getting me a shirt and a jacket, playing patty cake with two year olds? GET MY JACKET AND SHIRT!
Wildman pushes the stagehand away with a glare before returning to his coffee. Smith looks slightly concerned for the stagehand and glares at Wildman. Instead of acknowledging her, Wildman walks away; muttering quietly about how uncooperative people are in this place
As the cameras cut to the backstage area we see “Hollywood” Howie Banks strutting down the hallway with pride. Banks suddenly stops as he sees a vending machine labelled “Aquafina”.
Banks: It’s always a good idea to hydrate before a big match.
Howie reaches into his pocket and pulls out a dollar bill. He tries to put it into the machine, but it won’t take. Howie tries to uncrinkle the bill and once again it won’t take. Suddenly we see a shadowy figure emerge from the corner. The cameras zoom in a bit and we see that it is none other than, “The Best Around”, Psyko Stevo. Stevo is holding a steel chair above his head as he tiptoes near Banks.
Banks: Dammit, come on you stupid dollar!
Banks tries once more to put the dollar bill in the machine and it finally takes. Banks picks up the Aquafina bottle and smiles as he turns around, dropping the bottle in shock at the site he sees.
Stevo: What up Banks!
Banks prepares to get hit in the head by the chair by covering his face, but then nothing happens. Banks lowers his hands and looks at Stevo, who instead lowers the chair and unfolds it, taking a seat in the middle of the hallway.
Banks: What gives?
Stevo: Banks, I just wanted to have a word with you, that’s all. Why are you so paranoid?
Banks: You were holding a chair above your head!
Stevo looks around and then smiles as he realizes he is sitting on the chair in question.
Stevo: Silly Banks, steel chairs are meant for a lot more then hitting people over the head with. I just carry this chair around to sit down on when I’m tired.
Stevo: Yes, tired. Right now I’m tired of some of the bullshit that is taking place in the sVo.
Banks: I see… would you care to explain?
Stevo: Hmm… not here, too many ears listening in. Let’s take this to my office.
Banks looks around in confusion.
Banks: You have an office?
Stevo: Follow me.
Stevo leads Banks about ten steps forward before the two make an immediate right. A large door appears in front of them and Banks immediately shakes his head.
Banks: No way…
Banks moves his head to the side and we see the words “Jon Page” engraved on a plaque that hangs from the door. Stevo pays no attention to Banks previous words as he starts to speak.
Stevo: Right… well let’s go in then, I’m using this as my office while Page is comatose.
Stevo opens the door and Banks walks in, we suddenly hear him scream.
Banks: What is HE doing here!
Stevo smiles as he walks into the room and the cameras follow. As the cameras spin around we see sitting in a leather chair behind a desk none other then Hostility’s own, Julian Fiasco.
Stevo: Ah you made it!
Julian nods as Psyko Stevo looks at Banks.
Stevo: Banks, take a seat and let’s all chat, shall we?
Banks reluctantly takes a seat as Psyko Stevo taps his head with his index finger, he then spins around and slams the door in the face of the cameraman as the action cuts back to ringside.
Johnny All Star vs. Nicholas Etch
The bell sounds.
Johnny All Star and Nicholas Etch both come walking out from their corners and look into one another’s eyes as they come face to face. The fans are watching as are everyone else, they are wondering what is going to happen in this match up and who will walk away the winner. They tie up! Nicholas Etch quickly locks on a headlock and then proceeds to take down the opponent, Johnny All Star. He holds it in tight but Johnny breaks loose and then backs up a few feet as Etch quickly is back up too. They then come forward towards one another once again and they go for a tie up. This time Nicholas Etch knee’s Johnny All Star in the mid section. He then whips him to the corner and runs in at Johnny All Star who lifts his foot up and catches Etch in the face. Nicholas goes back a few steps as Johnny comes running out from the corner and nails a fast clothesline that sends the sVo International Champion down.
He goes for the cover.
He can only seem to get a two count though as the former sVo International Champion, Johnny All Star grabs the current reigning champion, Nicholas Etch and brings him up to a standing position. He then grabs his arm and whips him to the ropes. Etch comes back and notices All Star with his head down. Nicholas then boots him right in the face as Johnny goes back a few steps holding his face and more importantly his jaw as everyone watching could hear that shot! Etch now grabs the face of Johnny All Star and slams it down across the ring mat. Etch then backs off a little bit to take a breather. Nicholas then goes right back to working on his opponent, Johnny All Star as he lays down a few boots on his back side. Johnny rolls away a bit and grabs the ropes as Etch picks him up and then body slams him down. He now runs to the ropes and comes back looking for an elbow drop and he hits it.
He covers him.
Still nothing but a two count. It was Johnny All Star first who made a cover and only got a two and now Nicholas Etch covered and only got a two count as well. These two are really taking it to each other early on the match. It’s a back and forth contest. Etch now grabs a hold of Johnny All Star’s neck area and brings him up to his level. He then goes for a swinging neck breaker but before he can execute it, Johnny All Star pushes him off and away from him and he goes into the turnbuckle sternum first. Johnny now focuses on where he is in the match as he grabs Nicholas Etch from behind and then nails a back drop right on the mat. Instead of going for a cover, Johnny All Star just picks Nicholas Etch back up and he body slams him down and then follows up with a leg drop across his neck area. Johnny All Star now hooks the leg of Nicholas Etch.
You got to be kidding, still nothing more then a two count in this contest. Johnny All Star continues to work away on the man who at Redemption took away his sVo International Championship. All Star picks Nicholas Etch back up and then picks him from the side and drops him back first into his knee for a back breaker. Johnny holds him on his knee though and takes his arms and puts one on his legs and one on his neck area as he stretches Etch in a surfboard like submission maneuver. Nicholas is screaming in pain as the referee begins to ask him if he submits or not. Johnny All Star doesn’t want to wait for it to happen though as he just pushes Nicholas Etch off his knee. Johnny now waits for him to get back up as he waits in the corner. Eventually after a few seconds more, Nicholas Etch finally begins to rise up. Johnny All Star then runs at him.
He has speared him, but wait no… He holds onto him as he has him in the air and he slams him down across the ring mat! He now lifts up Nicholas Etch who seems to be dizzy. He then punches him in the face and it makes him even more dizzy with that discus throw. He then catches his neck and drives him home with a stunner! That’s it, the Snake Eyes! Nicholas Etch is down… Johnny All Star crawls over to his body and places his arm across the sVo International Champion. Here’s the cover.
RESULT: Johnny All Star def. Nicholas Etch via pinfall
The sVo cameras once again go backstage. Johnny All-Star’s standing in front of a locker room door staring at the name plate. MIKE BEST – sVo CHAMPION. All-Star smirks.
JAS – Not for much longer Mikey.
All-Star lets out a breath as he knocks on the door. After a moment the door is swung open by the sVo Champion Mike Best.
Best stares in disbelief as the corner of his mouth is twisted up into sneer and the two men stand there staring each other down eye to eye, fists beginning to clench. The silence is finally broken by Best.
Mike – What the hell do you want All-Star?
All-Star cracks a smile.
JAS – Nothing from you Mikey. I’m here to talk to Fazoli.
Best starts seething at the audacity displayed by All-Star.
Mike – There’s no way in hell ……
The champion’s words are cut off by Mike Fazoli who has stepped up beside him at the door.
Faz – It’s all right Mike.
Both men look at Fazoli surprised by these words.
Mike – But Faz?
Faz – It’s all right Mike. Do you mind giving us a minute?
Best sly’s his eyes from Fazoli to All-Star, before he looks back to Fazoli.
Mike – All right. I’ll be right outside this door though. Just in case.
All-Star smirks at Best as he walks past him into the champion’s locker room.
The scene fades with Best outside his locker room fists clenched spewing a string of profanities.
Psyko Stevo vs. Santos Rockwell
Man Down by 50 Cent hits the sound system and boos ring out around the arena as the cocky Santos Rockwell makes his way down the entrance ramp. Rockwell stares out at members of the crowd as he slowly struts down towards the ring before slowly climbing in. Rockwell makes his way over to the corner of the ring and climbs to the second rope, before raising his arms up in the air to taunt the crowd one last time.
“Remember” by Disturbed hits the sound system and the anticipation in the arena grows as a flash of pyros welcomes the arrival of ‘the best around’ Psyko Stevo in the sVo entrance ramp! Stevo raises his hands in the air to taunt the fans before slowly making his way down the steel ramp towards the ring. Halfway down the ramp Stevo stops and poses once again for the fans, with another burst of golden pyros firing up into the air behind him as he does. ‘The Ironman’ then slides into the ring and bounces on the second rope to once again signal to the crowd, before retreating to the corner of the ring for some last minute warm ups before the match gets underway.
The referee calls for the bell to be rung the action gets straight underway as Psyko Stevo runs at Santos Rockwell. Psyko Stevo looks for a clothesline, however Rockwell cuts him off with a boot to the face that sends Stevo staggering backwards. Santos Rockwell follows up with a big punch to the face of Psyko Stevo that sends the unbeaten sVo superstar down to the mat! Rockwell follows up with some kicks on the body of Psyko Stevo as he struggles back up to his feet. Stevo retaliates with some chops across the chest of Santos Rockwell before taking him down to the mat with a back breaker!
With Santos Rockwell laying face down on the mat, Psyko Stevo then begins to work over the back of the sVo star with some big elbow and leg drops! Santos Rockwell staggers up to his feet obviously feeling his back in pain, but is soon grabbed by Psyko Stevo. Psyko Stevo sends Santos Rockwell hard into the corner where he once again hits his back hard, before taking him down with a spinning heel kick as he bounces back. With Rockwell down on the mat, Psyko Stevo quickly makes the cover.
No! Rockwell manages to get a shoulder up off of the mat just before the three can be counted to kick out of the pinfall attempt from Psyko Stevo. Psyko Stevo turns his attention back to Santos Rockwell after a little taunting of the fans by picking his opponent up off of the mat. Psyko Stevo begins to position Rockwell for a suplex, however Rockwell counters out of no where with a chicken wing suplex on Psyko Stevo! The fans boo the move from Rockwell, but he remains focused on Psyko Stevo as he nails ‘The Psyko One’ with some mounted punches before allowing him up to his feet.
Psyko Stevo is soon grabbed by Rockwell who tries to position him for the ‘Money Maker’ however Psyko Stevo counters with a big elbow to the side of Rockwell’s head. Rockwell staggers backwards and Psyko Stevo makes his way towards the ropes! As Rockwell staggers back towards Stevo he jumps into the ropes looking for the ‘Psyklone’ on his opponent, but Rockwell sees the move coming and ducks out of the way! Rockwell quickly grabs Stevo from behind and throws him down to the mat with a full nelson slam! With Psyko Stevo down on the mat, Santos Rockwell drops down to hook the leg and make the cover!
No! Psyko Stevo shows why he is still undefeated here in the sVo as he gets his shoulder up off of the mat before the three can be counted! Santos Rockwell can’t believe that Psyko Stevo managed to kick out as he rises up to his feet and kicks the ropes in frustration! Rockwell then turns his anger back on Psyko Stevo as he pulls up his opponent and sends him quickly into the corner of the ring. Santos Rockwell begins to work over Psyko Stevo with a variety of punches and kicks before pulling him out of the corner and towards the middle of the ring! With Psyko Stevo looking in a bad way, Santos Rockwell nails him with the ‘Transplanter’ in the centre of the ring! After that move could it be the end of Psyko Stevo’s undefeated streak here in the sVo? Santos Rockwell slowly drops down and hooks the leg of Stevo as the referee makes the count.
Psyko Stevo somehow managed to kick out of the move and the match continues! Santos Rockwell jumps up to his feet and grabs hold of the referee to complain that it should have been a three count! The fans boo the actions of Rockwell as the referee tells him it was only two, but he continues to argue! As he does Psyko Stevo slowly rises to his feet behind him, before pulling him away from the referee! Psyko Stevo nails Santos Rockwell with big right hands before sending him into the ropes! Rockwell bounces back and is able to duck under a clothesline attempt from Psyko Stevo, but as he bounces off of the ropes on the opposite side of the ring Psyko Stevo nails him with the ‘Psyklone’! The fans pop for the finishing move of Stevo as he drops across Santos Rockwell to make the cover!
This one is all over, and despite a tough battle Psyko Stevo picks up another win here in the sVo as he heads towards his International Championship showdown with Nicholas Etch at sVo Seasons Beatings!
RESULT: Psyko Stevo def. Santos Rockwell via pinfall
“Bodies” by Danzig plays over the PA as Jay Wildman walks out, parcel and mic in hand. He stops after a few steps and looks out at the two men, smirking slightly. After the music dies down, he brings the mic to his lips and starts to speak.
Wildman – Congratulations to the winner, you both looked like trained monkeys trying to gather money while an organ grinder played. I think my dead grandmother could wrestle better than you two, but I suppose that both of you are at the top of this heap. Now that we have my honest critique out of the way, let me introduce myself to you both. My name is Jay Wildman and I will be the next sVo World title holder.
The crowd reacts with jeers as Wildman lowers the mic a bit and laughs. He looks back to Rockwell and Stevo.
Wildman – It is all well and good to pretend that you are championship material, but you are looking at the real deal, the man with a plan and probably more titles won in my sleep than either of you will ever see in your wildest dreams. I would demand that tonight Best leaves the title in the ring there and walks away so I can rightfully take ownership, but I have a different way of doing things. I am going to let you guys “wrestle” and decide who is going to walk out of the next pay per view as the champion and then I will come looking for you. I will make your life a living hell and you will regret that you ever even touched the title, much less looked at it.
The crowd erupts into louder jeers, but Wildman ignores them.
Wildman – That goes for the rest of you in the back too, if any of you manage to get a hold of that title before I acquire it, you are on notice. Now, if you will excuse me…
Wildman holds up the parcel and smiles.
Wildman – I have a contract to sign.
sVo Presents Seasons Beatings – Only On PPV!
MAIN EVENT MATCH
Mike Best vs. ‘Hollywood’ Howie Banks
“Grillz” By Nelly hit’s the pa system. Howie Banks comes out wearing his normal ring gear with a robe around him that’s a golden yellow colour. It also has white jewels on it. He makes his way down to the ring as the fans try to touch him but he walks a straight line down as he gets to the ring. He walks up the steel steps and onto the ring apron as he then gets into the ring as the fans have a mixed reaction.
The lights dim slowly in the arena as the Tron flares to life, an image of two dice roling towards the front of the screen. They come rolling to a stop on snake eyes, before the dots fade into the word “Mike” on one die and “Best” on the other. The dice explode into a highlight video as “Stronger” by Kanye West blares over the speakers, the bass shaking the arena Gold pyro explodes in the entranceway and the fans begin to boo and jeer, screaming insults as the confident face of ‘The Mike Effect’ Michael Best appears from behind the curtain. He raises two fingers to his lips, blowing a kiss out into the crowd as they hurl obscenities back in his direction. Mike stops for a moment on the stage, slapping his chest twice and pointing out at the crowd, raising his eyebrows and throwing out a wink. He makes his way down the ramp, rolling gingerly into the ring and stretching out as he awaits the start of the match.
The bell rings and the match gets underway as Howie Banks grabs hold of the sVo Champion. Banks throws Best into the ropes and then grabs him in a sleeper hold as he bounces back, however Best is able to soon fight his way out of the hold with several back elbow shots. Best nails Banks with a right hand to the side of the face then sends him stumbling backwards, before grabbing him by the arm and taking him down with an arm drag takedown. The fans boo the move from Best, but the sVo Champion ignores the crowd as he locks Banks in an arm bar submission move before trying to hyper-extend the elbow of his opponent.
Banks shouts out in pain before managing to fight his way out of the hold with kicks to the face of Mike Best. Banks rises to his feet and bounces into the ropes which sends him back towards Best, however before he can get any offence in the sVo World Champion takes him down with a clothesline! Best looks down at Banks and trash talks his opponent before grabbing him by the hair as he rises back to his feet. Best nails Banks with a knee to the midsection, before lifting him into the air and taking him back down to the mat with a huge suplex! The fans boo the move from the Champion, but Best quickly hooks the leg to make the cover on Banks!
A shoulder up off of the mat from Howie Banks means that this one continues!
Howie Banks slowly rises back up to his feet and manages to duck under an attempted right hand from Mike Best! Banks grabs Best around the waist and takes him down to the mat with a German suplex which draws cheers from the crowd. Banks begins to nail Best with some mounted punches before the sVo Champion forces his way back to a standing position. Best chops Banks across the chest, but as he tries to repeat the move, Banks ducks under the arm of Best and rolls him up with a school boy!
No! Best gets a shoulder up to kick out of the shock pin attempt from Banks that nearly had him beat! Best staggers back up to a standing position, but Banks sends him hard into the corner of the ring before following up with a spear in the corner! Best stumbles out of the corner right into a bulldog in the middle of the ring from Howie Banks! Banks seems to be taking control of the match as the sVo Champion lays on the mat in pain! Banks taunts the crowd to get them on their feet before helping Best to his feet. Banks positions Best for a DDT, before dropping him hard on his head in the centre of the ring!
The fans cheer as Best lays on the mat motionless as Howie Banks points to the corner of the ring! With Best down, Banks begins to climb the turnbuckle until he reaches the top rope! Banks crouches on the top rope and signals to the fans, before leaping from the top rope looking for the ‘Hollywood Splash’ on Mike Best! However the sVo Champion must have seen Banks coming as he rolls out of the way causing Banks to hit the mat hard! The fans boo as both men lay out cold on the mat!
Mike Best is the first to slowly rise up to his feet, however as he does there are cheers heard around the arena as Psyko Stevo leaps out of the crowd and slides into the ring! Stevo bounces out of the ropes and nails the ‘Psyklone’ on Mike Best! Best drops to the mat and the referee calls for the bell to be rung! However as Psyko Stevo stands over Mike Best, there is a mixed reaction as down the entrance ramp sprints Hostility’s own superstar Julian Fiasco! Fiasco who defeated Best over a month ago slides into the ring and grabs the sVo Champion and pulls him to his feet. Fiasco nails the sVo Champion with a superkick! Showdown goes off of the air with Julain fiasco standing over the downed body of sVo Champion Mike Best only a week before Seasons Beatings, with the war between the sVo and Hostility well and truly on!
RESULT: Mike Best def. Howie Banks via DQ