9th March 2008
Goodfellas Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada
Showdown #18 opens backstage in the office of Jimmy Moretti, deep in the heart of the Goodfellas Casino complex. The office is uncharacteristically dark as Jon Page and Jimmy Moretti sit opposite each other at the desk. Moretti and Page stare each other down as there is silence for almost a minute.
Jon Page – “This hostility needs to stop.”
Jimmy Moretti nods his head in agreement.
Jon Page – “We have overcome huge obstacles to make the sVo what it is today, we can’t let our foolish prize tear this great place apart.”
Page stares at Moretti, waiting for a response.
Jimmy Moretti – “Our pride and bullshit destroyed Dynasty Wrestling, and after that Project:Violence. We need to remember that and put all our differences asides for the sake of the sVo.”
Jon Page – “Agreed.”
Page and Moretti both stand up in unison, and shake each others hand across the desk. Page nods towards his business partner Moretti, before turning and exiting the office. There is a huge sigh from Moretti as he sits back down into his chair and reaches for a cigar. Would two such men as Page and Moretti really put aside their differences after all they had been through?
Jimmy Moretti takes a long drag of the cigar and blows the smoke upwards as a familiar figure to Project:Violence fans steps out of the shadows, wearing dark shades and a smart suit as always.
Zach Brindle – “He is defiantly up to something boss.”
Jimmy Moretti nods his head in agreement with one of his most trusted employees.
Jimmy Moretti – “But what the hell is it?”
Zach Brindle – “You want me to trail him? Get the scoop on whatever he has up his sleeve?”
Moretti shakes his head.
Jimmy Moretti – “No we need an inside man. Someone that can get close to Page and get him to open up…… And I think in know just the man…..”
Define: the greatest.
Save the clichés. Forget the cheap, overdone metaphors. ignore the back and forth banter about innate ability and assumed superiority. Turn a blind eye to the small time idioms and a deaf ear to the smoke screens that all but consume the rudimentary truths. After the threads untangle, and the veritable facts come to be seen for what they really represent, it is unequivocally palpable that this — like every complex query — has a basic, unalterable solution.
Leave the trivial, frivolous hearsay and conjecture at the door. When truth seeps to the forefront — plain as perdition and ruin — this convoluted, subjective question, will have an equitable, incontestable answer.
For the past few months we’ve walked a path that will ultimately provide us with the answer that we seek. The weak have been weeded out: contenders established, pretenders defeated.
Tonight, we take the first step on the final leg of our journey. As Destiny approaches, and Psyko Stevo waits in the wings, we will bare witness to the emergence of two men that will fight for the opportunity to challenge Stevo in what will, unequivocally, be considered sVo’s version of the championship bottom line.
Johnny All-Star versus his mystery opponent.
Kelly Flawless versus Howie Banks.
After tonight, two of these men will be one step closer to realizing a destiny.
To the winners… the spoils.
To the winners… the right to fight on.
To the winners… a chance at unquestionable, incontestable, untouchable greatness.
[We head backstage where sVo interviewer Candi Cross is standing by. Candi is in a white dress that is pleasing to the eye. She gets her last minute instructions and then looks into the camera, give all of us a wink and puts the microphone to her sexy lips.]
Candi: My guest at this time is the Xtreme Icon Peterrr Gilmourrrrr.
[Fans give a mixed reaction to the Xtreme Icon who is with his longtime friend and mentor Max Masterson. Peter is in his ring attire and Max is in a black suit and pants.]
Peter: Hello Candi, you’re looking mighty fine tonight as always.
Candi: Thank you Peter. You’re not such a bad guy after all.
Peter: Yeah, I guess being the Xtreme Icon has its advantages.
Candi: But why do you wear that ridiculous mask.
[That struck a nerve with Peter. He gets up into Candi’s face as Candi backs up to the wall. Max holds Peter back from doing something he will regret.]
Max: Easy Peter. It was only a simple question. I think everyone out there would like to know why you wear that mask on your face.
Peter: You sure they want to hear that Max?
Max: I think they would like to know.
[Peter steps back and apologizes to Candi we composes herself and continues with the interview.]
Peter: Well if you must know, about a year ago I was in Japan fighting as a favor to the great Hideki Kentaro in a deathmatch with barbed wire bombs and boards. During the match,my opponent picked me up and drove me face first into the explosives and I suffered 2nd degree burns on the side of my face. Doctors said I was one lucky mofo because I almost had my ear blown off and lost hearing in it. But I am ok, the scars are still there to remind me of far I will go to put my body on the line for you people.
Candi: Man, that’s terrible. Can we see those scars?
Peter: No you may not. I don’t take this mask off for anybody. Not even my buddy Max. I will reveal it on my terms not these idiots terms.
Candi: Anyways, tonight you have a match with newcomer Lance Diamond.
Peter: Ahh, Lance “Don’t call me Simon” Diamond. The self proclaimed “Diamond in the rough.” Well, he likes to talk a good game, but he is stepping into the ring with a former World Champion and hardcore ICON. You see Candi, Lance and his little friend Jim Hanson can dig up all the tapes they want of me to get an advantage. Too bad the tapes wont help them. They think they know everything about me, but one wrong move and BAM, its DOOMSDAY or any other of my deadly finishers. Hell, I might even break out a new one this Sunday if I get the chance. Lance is nothing to me. After this little tune up match, I’m coming for you Night. And believe me if what I did to you at ROLL THE DICE was brutal, wait until DESTINY because YOU WILL BE BEATEN and YOU WILL BE BROKEN and it’s only a matter of time before that belt that you hold so dear is around my sexy waist while you go to the hospital with so many broken bones, they will need years to fix you up. So bring it on Night, I’m ready to dismember you. Lance, you are just another victim for the true ICON of wrestling, the XTREME ICON Peter Gilmour!
[Peter looks into the camera and does the ABYSS taunt as Max Masterson looks on with a evil sadistic grin upon his face. We go back to ringside.]
Peter Gilmour vs. Lance Diamond
Diamonds Are Forever is said by a women voice over the loud speakers. And Diamonds begin to appear up on the Violence-Tron. The Lighting begins to turn different colours in the entrance area as what appears to be glitters fall down from the sky. Lance Diamond walks out holding a water bottle in his right hand. He has huge custom made Black Boxing Robe with his Name labelled on the back. Lance takes a drink from his water and begins to hear boos. He throws the rest of the water out into the crowd and the Music picks up. He begins to hop around stretching out his body throwing a couple of pretend combinations with his fist. He walks down the middle of aisle and laughs at the fans who are cussing and booing at him. Lance slides up under the ropes and walks over to the turnbuckle. He takes off the robe and hands it to a man in a suit down near ringside. Lance leans up against the turnbuckles and waits for his opponent.
The lights go out in the arena and the beginning chords of Lamb of God’s WALK WITH ME IN HELL begin to play. The lights then turn red and Max Masterson begins to make his way out to the ramp. He is dressed in a red suit and holding a singapore cane. He looks over the crowd and begins to laugh. Soon after, Peter Gilmour comes out in a dark red cloak with no hood and the words “Xtreme” on the back. Peter meets Max and both of them throw up an “X” as fire emits in the same fashion behind them. The duo goes to the ring, ignoring the fans comments towards them. Max gets into the ring first and Peter follows behind him. Peter goes into the middle of the ring stretches out his arms and rolls his eyes in back of his head ala the Undertaker, as the lights come back on. Max takes off Peter’s cloak and Peter looks at the ramp intently, waiting on the match to begin.
The referee calls for the bell and Gilmour quickly makes his way towards the debutant. Gilmour catches Diamond with some stiff right hands that knock the newcomer back into the ropes. Gilmour then sends Diamond hard across the ring into the opposite ropes, before he bounces back and Gilmour sends him down to the mat with a clothesline. Diamond slowly staggers up to his feet, but Gilmour grabs him in a side head lock and tries to squeeze the life out of Diamond.
Diamond struggles to get out of the hold, before finally twisting around and catch Gilmour in a hammerlock. Gilmour shouts out in pain, before Diamond nails him with a hammerlock suplex that takes him down to the mat. Gilmour does his best to try and leap straight back up, however Diamond is quickly onto him with some stiff stomps to the midsection. Diamond finally pulls Gilmour to a standing position and sends him into the corner of the ring. Diamond follows up with a clothesline into his opponent in the corner. Gilmour stumbles out of the corner straight into the waiting arms of Diamond, who takes him down to the mat with a snap suplex! With Gilmour down, the sVo newcomer quickly makes the cover!
Gilmour gets a shoulder up off of the mat before the three can be counted. The newcomer Diamond looks frustrated as he snarls at the referee before pulling Gilmour to a standing position. Diamond grabs Gilmour in a waist lock, however Gilmour is quickly able to counter as the masked man nails Diamond with a low blow! The crowd boo the despicable actions of Gilmour as Diamond holds his groin in pain! Gilmour hits Diamond with a few cheap punches before dragging him to his feet by his hair. Gilmour backs Diamond into the corner of the ring, before nailing him with a suplex! Gilmour talks some trash to the downed Diamond, before climbing to the second rope and jumping off to hit a diving forearm smash onto Diamond!
Diamond staggers to his feet holding his face in pain, however Gilmour senses the pain felt by Diamond and goes after his opponent even more! Gilmour nails a chop block on Diamond to take away his legs before stomping down on the knee of Diamond. Diamond screams out in pain at the offence inflicted on him by Peter Gilmour, but the sVo star doesn’t stop there! As Diamond limps up to a standing position, Gilmour grabs him by the back of the head and takes him down to the mat with a bulldog! Diamond lays motionless on the mat after the stiff offence from Gilmour, who quickly flips his opponent over before hooking the leg to make the cover!
No! Gilmour thought he had the match tied up right there, but somehow a shoulder from Lance Diamond comes shooting off of the mat and the match continues! Peter Gilmour rises to his feet to complain to the referee, but as he does Lance Diamond also begins to get to his feet. Diamond holds his face in pain, and the former model is heard complaining that his good looks might be gone forever after that bulldog from Gilmour! The fans begin to boo Lance Diamond, but as they do Gilmour turns around and charges at the pretty boy wrestler! Gilmour looks for a clothesline on Lance Diamond, however Diamond manages to duck out of the way of Gilmour’s arm! Gilmour spins around to face Diamond, however as he does Diamond follows up with a kick to the gut of Gilmour, before delivering the ‘Diamond Stud’ to the sVo star! Gilmour hits the mat with authority and Lance Diamond the sVo newcomer wastes no time in making the cover!
This one is all over, and the sVo newcomer Lance Diamond has picked up the win over the established Peter Gilmour! Lance Diamond rises to his feet as his theme music hits the sound system! However as the referee tries to raise his hand in victory, Lance Diamond seems more interested in getting backstage to check a mirror and make sure that his good looks have not been affected by tonight’s match!
RESULT: Lance Diamond def. Peter Gilmour via pinfall
ALL STAR…. ALL OVER?
The sVo camera’s head backstage where we find Johnny All-Star pacing in front of the closed door of Jimmy Moretti’s office, obviously awaiting his turn to see the sVo co-owner. Johnny looks towards the door as he hears the click of the door handle. All we see is a look of surprise on All-Star’s face. The shot pans out to reveal the reason for the surprise.
JD James, Johnny’s friend, and former manager comes strolling out of Jimmy Moretti’s office, briefcase in hand and a smile on his face. The two men loot at each other before Johnny breaks the silence.
JAS – JD. Man, I’ve made some bad choices, and I gotta say I’m sorry for cutting you out. I don’t know where my head was.
James puts a reassuring hand on his friends shoulder.
JD – It’s all right Johnny. You were in a bad place, it happens to the best of us. Seems you have another important choice in front of you too with that announcement last week. And seeing as you’re not dressed for action, I think I know the choice you’ve made.
All-Star looks at the man that was his mentor nodding his head.
JAS – Yeah and I want to say that I wanna include you with the choice that I’m making.
James shakes his head as he lets go of All-Star’s shoulder.
JD – Cynthia will be happy with that decision Johnny, and I’m happy with that decision but I have to decline your offer. You know what they say, you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, and this dog is older than most. Anyways, I’ve got something cooking.
Johnny smiles as he shakes his head.
JAS – The back up plan, just in case things didn’t work out with Polowy and Flawless, like you knew it would?
James simply smiles as the scene fades to a commercial.
Joesph Equinox vs. Shawn Christopher
“Open Your Eyes” By Guano Apes begins to play. Smoke begins to fill the chas the lights tim to near darkness. A beam of bright white light shines from the stage. As the light begins to dim, Joseph Equinox can be seen standing at the top of the stage with smoke floating all around him. Equinox moves to the top of the ramp and stops before he flails his arms out to the side of him and a pyro lightning bolt flies down and strikes him. The spotlights loom over where Equinox was standing but he is no longer there. All of a sudden 4 more lighting bolts crash down on each corner of the ring and the arena lights change to a dark blue. And there standing in the ring is Equinox with smoke now floating around the ring. Joseph Equinox then looks up the ramp and takes off his shades as he awaits his opponent.
“Soldier” By Lil Wayne hits the pa system, smoke fills the air. He steps onto the ramp and begins to scroll around the arena with his eyes. He runs to the ring and slides in and goes to all four turnbuckles pointing at himself, he then jumps down and waits for his opponent.
The bell sounds.
Both men stood across the ring from one another but not for long as Shawn Christopher ran over and clobbered the back side of one, Joseph Equinox. With axe handle smashes, right hand punches to the head, European uppercuts and open back hand chops, the damage was definitely being done. However, Joseph Equinox turned it around as he grabbed a hold of Shawn Christopher and placed him into the corner now. He began to boot him in the mid section until Shawn Christopher was literally sitting down in the corner.
Joseph Equinox was warned from the referee to stop what he was doing so he finally did. Joseph backed off for a few seconds until walking towards Shawn Christopher his opponent. Shawn grabbed the ropes and booted Joseph in the gut though. He came back with a running clothesline to knock him down as well. Christopher didn’t stop there though as he picked up Joseph Equinox and body slammed him down. He went for a pin fall attempt after that.
Joseph Equinox would not give up that easily though as he lifted his shoulder up off the canvas before a three count could be contested. Shawn Christopher decided to continue the beat down on Joseph as he got on top of him and began to pummel him with right hand shots to his head and face area. The referee had to even push him off which lead to Joseph Equinox quickly rolling over and getting up. Shawn would shove the referee out of the way and luckily did not knock him out as Christopher ran and was tripped down thanks to a great drop toe hold maneuver.
Joseph Equinox followed it up by grabbing the head of Shawn Christopher and tightening his head with his arm wrapped around them. Equinox took him down to the mat and held him there for a good little while until Shawn Christopher began to break free. He back elbowed him in the mid section as well as kneed him there too. He would whip Equinox to the ropes and run in after him. Joseph however side stepped it and Christopher went sternum first into the turnbuckle. Joseph Equinox grabbed him from behind and rolled him up for a pin fall.
After Shawn Christopher kicked out from the school boy roll up, we see Shawn Christopher stand up and go for a super kick, trying to copy the finisher of his opponent. Joseph Equinox however ended up grabbing his leg and pushing him off and into the ropes which lead Shawn Christopher back to him and Joseph Equinox almost kicked his head off with a super kick to the chin! After the E.M.T Joseph Equinox set it all up for his Digital Code neck breaker that he hit on his opponent.
Good night! It’s all over as Joseph Equinox picks up his very first victory in the sVo.
RESULT: Joseph Equinox def. Shawn Christopher via pinfall
BACKSTAGE WITH ‘the HOPE’
[The cameras cut to the backstage area, where interviewer Katie Smith is standing by.]
KATIE: Ladies and gentlemen, tonight on Showdown #18 marks the debut of “The Hope” Isaac White, who is set to face Mr. Classic in an anticipated match! Standing next to me right now is Mr. Isaac White himself!
[Katie motions with her arm and the camera turns to the left, revealing “The Hope” in full attire, top hat and all. At the mention of his name, he takes a deep bow, letting his hat roll down his arm before catching it and standing up straight again.]
KATIE: Now, Mr. White, how confident are you of your chances tonight against Mr. Classic? You’re both two new faces looking to make a strong impression and only one of you can walk away with his head held high-
[White holds up a hand, cutting Katie off. She looks a little offended but places the microphone under White’s mouth. He lowers the scarf around his mouth and speaks.]
ISAAC: Winning is inconsequential, Katie. I’m certainly looking to make an impression, as you so rightly said, but not by having my hand raised in victory.
The only thing I care about is making my opponents suffer. Only when they are unable to stand on their own two feet will I relinquish my assault. Now please, do go on.
KATIE: Ok, just one more question. How long do you think it will be before you claim a championship belt within sVo? And which belt do you think-
[White holds up his hand again, shaking his head. Katie frowns indignantly but offers the microphone to him.]
ISAAC: Katie, I don’t care about wins, losses, or gold! Gold is for the Greedy. The only use I would have for a championship is for attracting more Undesirables my way.
KATIE: Well, I’m afraid that’s all we have time for right now, we have to get back to the action in the ring. Thank you very much for joining me, Mr. White!
[White nods indifferently as the cameras cut back to ringside.]
Fallin’ asleep at the wheel again baby,
You’re driftin’ over the line (the line) Yeah.
Your hands are tight but you’re losin’ grip quickly
Fix me, can you read the signs?
Thumbin’ your way to Vegas, dirty
And Dreamin’ of the other side…
Save your tears and laughter because
It doesn’t matter what you find
‘Pretty Vegas’ hits the sound system as the fans are on their feet screaming for All-Star. Finally All-Star steps out onto the entranceway dressed not for competition but in a three piece suit and mic in hand. All-Star silently looks around at the fans cheering for him smiling he has a humble look on his face. Soaking it in he stands there finally raising his arms into the air. As the fans begin to quiet he lowers his arms and brings the mic up to his mouth.
JAS – Look I don’t know who didn’t get the memo backstage but Johnny All-Star is done.
The fans begin to chant ‘Don’t Go’
All-Star takes a moment to look around at the audience moved by their sentiments.
JAS – Johnny All-Star may be done in the ring but I’m not going too far. I’ve had my day in that ring. Lord knows I’ve had more title shots than anyone in this company but I’ve never been able to grab that golden ring. Really, who am I fooling with all the shots that I’ve had. If I haven’t been able to get the job done with all of the shots that I’ve had I’ll never get the job done. So whoever my ‘Mystery Opponent’ is here tonight enjoy it and all the luck to you if you are able to achieve the one goal that I have never been able to achieve. It’s time for All-Star to hang up the tights.
All-Star looks around at the fans who are screaming in disbelief.
JAS – I would like to thank you the fans for making this a fun ride, which is why I’m not going too far and I’d like to give back to each and everyone of you. Like I’ve said I’m hanging up the tights, but I ain’t leaving, you’re not getting rid of me that easy. I’m going to be working hard in the back to help bring a better show for you guys. I have my hands on the pulse and with my experience I’m going to do my best to satisfy each and every one of you. So once again thank-you, each and every one of you, it’s been a wild ride.
All-Star raises an arm into the air as he turns and makes his ways backstage to the fans cheers.
Mr Classic vs. Issac White
The lights dim down and the arena is almost into complete darkness, a spotlight shines on the entrance ramp waiting for Mr. Classic to appear as Kashmir plays across the PA system and then suddenly Mr. Classic walks into the spotlight and down to the ring, the spotlight follows him as he slowly jogs down the ramp and roll’s quickly into the ring, Mr. Classic then takes off his wrestling jacket and towel and places them onto the turnbuckle and waits in the corner for his opponent to arrive in the ring.
Blackness. A piercing light falls upon the stage as ‘Requiem’ can be heard distantly in the background, gradually becoming louder and louder.
A purple mist slowly begins to unravel down the aisle, creeping across the floor in a hypnotic display of twisting, serpentine tendrils.
By this point, ‘Requiem’ is playing in full force, and “The Hope” Isaac White steps out into the spotlight, leaning on his cane with one hand and pulling his hat down low with the other, scarf concealing his face.
After a moment of absorbing the reaction, White flicks the brim of his hat up and walks down to the ring, cane in hand. He wipes his feet on the apron and climbs the nearest turnbuckle, holding his cane up in the air and pulling off the scarf covering his mouth.
After this display, White jumps from the turnbuckle into the ring and begins to shed his entrance clothing, preparing for the task at hand.
The referee calls for the bell to be rung and the match between these two sVo newcomers is soon underway! White quickly makes his way towards Mr Classic and uses his brawling ability to lay straight into him with a set of punches! Mr Classic is knocked back into the corner of the ring by White, however Mr Classic recovers well by ducking under the arm of White and grabbing him from behind with an abdominal stretch! Mr Classic does his best to inflict as much pain as possible on White in the early stage of the match up with the classical wrestling hold, however White is too close to the ropes and quickly grabs hold of the them to force Mr Classic to break the hold.
Isaac White takes a few steps back from Mr Classic, who comes straight at ‘the Hope’ with an attempted heart punch. However White manages to dodge the attack and takes down Mr Classic with an arm bar takedown. With Mr Classic on the mat, White proceeds to lay into the fellow sVo newcomer with some mounted punches before allowing him back up to a standing position! White seems slightly taken aback by the style of Isaac White, who quickly grabs hold of Mr Classic and tosses him to the mat with a dragon suplex which receives a cheer from the crowd! Mr Classic looks in pain, but Isaac White shows no mercy in his offence as he pulls him straight back up to inflict more punishment.
Isaac White wastes no time in hitting a swinging neck breaker on his opponent, before attempting to go for the three count. However the match continues, as Mr Classic is able to get a shoulder up off of the mat before the referee can complete the three. Isaac White pulls Mr Classic up to his feet, however Mr Classic gets himself right back into the mat as he takes down ‘the Hope’ with a hip toss takedown. Mr Classic tries to rile up the crowd as Isaac White gets straight back up, only for Mr Classic to execute a Greco-Roman back suplex! The fans cheer for the move as Mr Classic struts around the ring! Isaac White begins to rise back up to his feet, but as he does Mr Classic seems to be setting up for the ‘Iron Claw’! Mr Classic approaches White looking for the finishing move, however before he can lock it on White is able to knock away his arm!
White battles away with some right hands to try and keep Mr Classic at bay, before finally being able to hit him with a reverse DDT. With Mr Classic down on the mat, Isaac White wastes no time in following up with a wishbone leg splitter! Mr Classic looks in pain as ‘the Hope’ rises up to his feet and stares down at Mr Classic on the mat. Isaac White quickly rises to the top rope of the turnbuckle and sits awaiting for Mr Classic to gain a standing position. Mr Classic does slowly stagger up to his feet, but all he gets for his trouble is a Guillotine Leg Drop from the top rope from ‘the Hope’! The fans cheer the move, but it seems that Isaac White is not yet finished with Mr Classic! White drags Classic up to a standing position, before quickly taunting to the crowd. The crowd are on their feet as White quickly hits Mr Classic with ‘The Light’ before quickly hooking the leg!
This one is all over, and it is ‘the Hope’ Isaac White who emerges from the battle of the newcomers on Showdown #18 victorious! White holds his hands in the air in victory as he looks down at the body of Mr Classic who is still down on the mat after ‘The Light’. With an awesome finishing move such as ‘The Light’, just which ‘Undesirable’ will feel the force of ‘the Hope’ Isaac White next week on Showdown #19?
RESULT: ‘The Hope’ Isaac White def. Mr Classic via pinfall
MAKING AN EXAMPLE
[After the bell rings and White’s ‘Requiem’ music begins to play, White turns his head and looks over to the announcing team, making a cutting gesture with his hand. His music stops playing and he motions for a microphone to be given to him.
The ring announcer obliges and passes one through the ropes to Isaac, who holds it to his mouth and addresses the audience, still out of breath from his match.]
ISAAC: What you just saw before you was no ordinary match! No, this was deeper- much deeper than that!
What you just saw was a foreshadowing of things to come!
[White walks over to Classic, who is still motionless. White places his foot on Classic’s chest, as though he has achieved a military victory and has conquered a land. He raises the microphone to his mouth once more.]
ISAAC: Classic, I just made an example out of you! The very fact that you wear a mask is no mere coincidence. I specifically asked to face you in my debut match!
You see, when Officer I-don’t-give-a-shit puts on his uniform in the morning, he ceases to be Officer I-don’t-give-a-shit and is known only as ‘Officer’. He represents the entire law enforcement which he works for.
The same goes for you, Classic. A man with a mask is faceless, and as such, can represent a larger body of men. You, my friend, represent the entire sVo roster!
[White takes his foot off Classic’s chest and takes to the center of the ring, facing the entrance stage, pointing as he speaks.]
ISAAC: Just like Classic here, over the coming weeks, each and every one of you will taste The Cure!
[He throws down the microphone and takes his leave.]
Jason Fox vs. Rex Fury
With Showdown 18 LOADED with talent in terms of a Superstar Tournament as well as Cody Williams and Joey Peyton set to do battle – there was one question on the mind of the sVo fan. What would be the sleeper match of the night?
Week in and week out there was always at least one match that made the ticket holder’s money worth that little extra. That one match talked about the next day “DID YOU SEE REX FURY WIN THE LAS VEGAS TITLE LAST NIGHT!” “DID YOU SEE PETER GILMOUR TAKE OUT SPRING HEELED JACK?” “HOLY FUCK I CAN’T BELIEVE JAY WILDMAN BEAT HOWIE BANKS!”
sVo was filled with sleeper matches and those in charge of booking wouldn’t want it any other way.
So that leaves one question left hanging in the air – would Rex Fury and Jason Fox live up to the hype? Would these men steal the show and bring fans to their feet? They sure as hell would.
The action started off with both men in the ring, after Rex Fury’s rather lavish entrance to the ring with a swagger in his step as his Las Vegas title is strapped tightly to his shoulder. He wouldn’t have to worry about bringing that home tonight as this match was a non-title bout because Fury earned himself the night off from defending the belt at Roll The Dice.
Jason Fox was a rather new employee to the sVo but he hardly made that noticeable, taking the match into his own hands quickly with the brilliant use of gut kicks and series of arm drags. Fury kept coming back up and going back down, each arm drag taking an intermediate toll on his shoulder and back. The fans responded appropriately for Fox’s vision and delivery in the ring and that only fired the young gun up.
It looked as if Fury was going to turn the tables in this one, reversing a pile driver attempt into hurricanrana but just as Fury lowered his head and both men were perpendicular – Fox wisely sent him head first into the mats with a modified tombstone.
That most definitely brought a huge reaction from the crowd and called for a pinfall.
It was just too early and the Las Vegas Champ slipped a shoulder up past the pin fall.
Fox wasn’t upset, he didn’t even look angry – calm and collected remaining on top of his prey, trying to make a name for himself here this evening. Fox lifted Fury into the air like a body slam but Fury just happened to slip out, standing directly behind Fox and sent Fox into the corner face first. The impact wasn’t too intense however it gave Fury enough time to roll backwards onto his feet as Fox came running full speed ahead at him. Fury telegraphed Fox’s running attempt and executed a perfect power slam that kept Fury ontop.
Fox wasn’t about to let the match slip that easy and kicked out after an early two. Fury allowed Fox up to his own feet on his own will and this time used the arm drag to HIS advantage, taking Fox over about 5 times before Fox had enough and just turned him inside out with a clothesline. Fox picked Fury back up and was taken over after getting the better of a grapple and putting Fury in a headlock, with a big time back body drop that put Fox on his neck.
Fury wasn’t about to quit here either. He continued to stomp onto the head of his opponent as blood started to leak from the forehead of Fox. This couldn’t be good because either a stoppage would be awarded and Fox would be disqualified or his vision would just be temperate for the rest of the match. The official kept it going as the fans were enjoying their money spent as Fox was sent flying into opposing ropes in attempt to be taken over by a clothesline.
He came running back and hit Fury with a big time turning elbow to the chin that swept Fury’s feet from under him.
Fox remained calm as a bomb because he knew Fury would try and get back on the attack, running into the opposing ropes to come back and attempt a big time clothesline however Fox ducked it, had him by the gut and…
That bomb exploded in the form of a German Suplex.
SOMEHOW Rex Fury got his feet immediately but he was not awake… wobbling all over the place. The perfect time for a…
A cartwheel followed up with a lariat that took Fury right off his feet.
Fox forced Fury back to his feet and sets up the Tiger Driver!
THE FOX DRIVER!
Fox held on for the pinfall!
Jason Fox has secured victory here in the sVo over the Las Vegas Champ!
“Epic” by Faith No More blared into the PA as Fox celebrated in the ring before heading backstage. A valiant effort earning himself victorious against competition who has proven themselves a rather big force in the sVo Las Vegas Division!
RESULT: Jason Fox def. Rex Fury via pinfall
The distant chords of Deftones’ “Knife Party” cut through the PA as the arena lights cut completely. The Tron sparks to life as the words “I’m dreaming…” float onto it. As the song errupts the words are replaced by one.
” N I G H T “
An explosion of purple light as a man in a black mask appears. At least, the mask appears black at first, but on closer inspection it appears to be made of the night sky. The mask does not entirely cover the man’s head and a head of black dreadlocks stream out, tracing the man’s jaw. Around the man’s waist… the sVo Hardcore Championship.
Night stands at the top of the entrance ramp – motionless for a moment, his stance elegant and mysterious, giving away nothing of his motives. As the music swirls away, the man only known as Night begins his walk to the ring – only, he doesn’t walk, it appears more of a graceful glide. Although he moves seemlessly, he moves deceptively quickly to the ring, sliding deliberately and headfirst into the ring.
Once there he calls for a microphone as the music dies down.
Night: “So, this isn’t really my style. I’m not usually the type to come out here and feel the need to run my mouth…
No, usually I come out here and let my actions speak for me.”
The crowd murmur – this is absolutely true. In Night’s time in sVo this is the first time he’s ever requested mic time.
Night: “But someone back there has a really big mouth and some bizarre interpretations of the last few weeks… so I’m here to answer the challenge of one ‘Executioner’ Peter Gilmour.
I’ve listened to your ridiculous rantings and ravings for long enough. I’m sick of it and I’m DONE with it.”
The crowd pop loudly at this. An intense focus creeps through Night’s masked visage.
Night: “You want to call me the ‘stepping stone’ of the federation? You claim you’re the real hardcore champion? What a terrible excuse for a joke. You’re all talk and bravado with NOTHING to back it up. Week after week the same tired lines and ravings. You’ll make ‘my dreams into nightmares’. I ‘robbed’ you. Blah blah blah.
You just keep repeating yourself and time and again I come out here and let my actions speak for me… every time I pin you! It’s boring, Pete! I pinned you TWICE in the four-way hardcore ironman match to win the title in the first place. You claim I robbed you. So I fought you out here one on one for the title… and once again I beat you.
So explain to me how I’m the stepping stone. Explain to me why YOU’RE the real champion. Come out here and prove it – ’cause, I don’t think you can do a damned thing other than talk. You want one more shot?”
He pauses, frustration seeming to seep into is voice.
Night: “Fine, you get it at Destiny – and once again I’m going to let my actions speak for me…
… in the meantime, I have a match.”
And with that, he drops the mic and awaits the start of the match.
Christian Heights vs. Night
Avenged Sevenfold’s “Almost Easy” begins to play over the PA system.
“I feel insane!”
“The Arrogant Aerial Assassin” Christian Heights bursts through a black curtain and begins to make his way down to the aisle.
“Every single time I’m asked to compromise
‘Cause I’m afraid and stuck in my ways
And that’s the way it stays
So how long did I expect love to outweigh ignorance?
By the look on your face I may have forced the scale to tip”
Heights climbs up onto the ring apron before standing up with one leg on the second rope and the other near the top turnbuckle. Looking over the crowd, Heights uses a cocky smirk to let the fans know he thinks he’s better than them.
“I’m not insane, I’m not insane
I’m not insane, I’m not I’m not insane”
Heights lowers down a bit still perched on the turnbuckle.
Come back to me it’s almost easy
(Said it all)
Come back again it’s almost easy”
Heights jumps off the turnbuckle into the center of the ring. Down on one knee, he throws his head back and sprays red mist into the air as the arena lights shine dark purple upon him.
The bell sounds.
Christian Heights and Night lock up. The tie up has Heights up against Night’s body in the corner. The referee warns Heights and tells him to back off. He listens and does just that but then runs right in with a shining wizard attack to the face. He grabs the head of Night and runs out of the corner as he plants the sVo Hardcore Champion down with a running bulldog. Before doing anything else he quickly gets on top of his opponent, Night and goes for the pin.
Nothing more then a two count though as Heights continues to work on the man known as Night. Christian picks him up after kicking his back side a few times and whips him to the ropes. As he rushes in we see Night back elbow him in the face. Night comes out of the corner now and hit’s a spinning heel kick. After that Night grabs a hold of Christian Heights and picks him up and body slams him right back down to the ring mat. Night now quickly gets on top of him for the cover.
Christian Heights however kicks out this time. Night continues the attack though on this challenger in a non title match. If Christian Heights could knock off the champion here he would definitely be worthy enough to be a contender, that’s for sure. Night however doesn’t want any part of Heights as he already his problems with Peter Gilmour. Night tries to finish this one quickly as he nails a drop kick on Heights. He now goes to the top ropes but Heights catches him up there and comes off the top ropes with a double under hook suplex. He lands on top of him.
The fans thought Night had lost this bout with that huge out of nowhere move but the sVo Hardcore Champion showed why he has the gold and why he is as good as he claims he is. He kicked out of a huge move and the fans began to cheer his name all through out the arena as they booed Christian Heights like they had never heard his name before. Christian Heights looked really close to finishing this one too now as he side kicked Night’s body until Night grabbed his leg, twisted his body over and rolled him up in a pin.
Not quite as Christian Heights JUST got out of that pinning predicament. Night and Heights both got back up to their feet and ran at one another and both men clotheslined each other down. With both men down that could only mean one thing. The referee would start to make a count to see if any man would rise up in time to win this one. The referee began to count and quickly got up to a three count. However, by the time the referee was done counting at about 7 both competitors got back up to their feet and made it to the center of the ring.
They both were seen throwing right hands back and forth at one another when all of a sudden Christian Heights kneed him in the mid section. He then whipped Night to the ropes and bent down. Night grabbed him and nailed a spike ddt as he picked up Heights right away, put him on his shoulders and hit the Dreaming finisher that he uses so well. That running fireman’s brain buster had to hurt and Christian Heights looks done. Night goes in for the cover.
Night gets the victory over a tough battler in Christian Heights who came so close to knocking off the Hardcore Champion in this non title bout.
RESULT: Night def. Christian Heights via pinfall
sVo CHAMPIONSHIP #1 CONTENDERSHIP TOURNAMENT MATCH
SPECIAL GUEST REFEREE – PSYKO STEVO
Johnny All Star vs. Mystery Opponent
The sVo fans in attendance look confused as the graphic for Johnny All Star vs. Mystery Opponent with special guest referee Psyko Stevo flashes up on the sVo-Tron following All Star’s earlier announcement that he had retired from in ring activities. However as the graphic slowly disappears, ‘Woke Up This Morning’ by A3 hits the sound system and boos ring out around the arena as Jimmy Moretti’s other son, Anthony Moretti slowly makes his way down the entrance ramp! Anthony Moretti looks as if he is in a cocky mood as he struts down the entrance ramp before sliding into the ring. Anthony Moretti raises his hands in the air to the crowd, however just receives boos for his trouble. Anthony Moretti flips off the crowd in attendance, before asking for a microphone to be handed to him by the ring announcer.
Anthony Moretti – “I can’t believe this shit. I had it all planned out as soon as the tournament for the #1 contendership was announced last week by Mike Polowy and my father.”
The crowd boo the mention of Polowy and Jimmy Moretti.
Anthony Moretti – “This week it could have been great. It would have been brother vs. brother. We would have truly found out that Johnny All Star is not only the bastard of the Moretti family….”
Boos from the crowd.
Anthony Moretti – “But he is also the least talented wrestling the Moretti family!”
More boos from the crowd are heard around the arena.
Anthony Moretti – “Well I guess that as Johnny All Star has chickened out, all that is left is for Psyko Stevo to get his ass out here and raise my hand in victory!”
The crowd boo as Anthony Moretti looks expectantly towards the entrance stage. After a few seconds “Remember” by Disturbed hits the sound system hits the sound system and there are cheers around the Goodfellas Arena as the sVo World Champion Psyko Stevo makes his way down the entrance ramp towards the ring. Stevo is indeed dressed in wrestling attire, however also has the sVo World Championship belt strapped around his waist. Stevo jumps up into the ring and taunts to the fans receiving a big cheer. Stevo then proceeds to begin to climb the turnbuckles in the ring and pose for pictures to the crowd, however he is stopped midway by the young Anthony Moretti.
Anthony Moretti – “Cut the music! What the hell do you think your doing. Just raise my hand in god damn victory!”
Stevo looks down on Anthony Moretti, before snatching the microphone from the hand of Jimmy Moretti’s son.
Anthony Moretti – “Well if it isn’t daddy’s little boy! I’ve never met someone in my life so proud of scoring a default victory! I guess you should be proud though, you don’t even deserve to be in this tournament. You wouldn’t be anywhere near this tournament if it wasn’t for daddy, hell there are at least a dozen guys backstage that deserve to be here tonight instead of you!”
The fans cheer, but Anthony Moretti looks increasingly annoyed with the champion.
Anthony Moretti – “Listen here, how about you just do your job and raise my god damn hand so that I can watch tonight’s final and see who I have to face next week!”
More boos from the crowd direct towards Jimmy Moretti’s son.
Psyko Stevo – “I would do Anthony, however I don’t think its fair that you have a chance of fighting for the biggest prize in the sVo, without ever having taken a punch in anger in a sVo ring.”
The crowd cheer for Stevo as they begin to see where he is going with this.
Anthony Moretti – “Well that’s something the people will have to wait for then isn’t it!”
Psyko Stevo – “Is it?”
Psyko Stevo suddenly cocks back his fist and nails a big right hand on Anthony Moretti! The fans pop as the sVo World Champion begins to beat down the owner’s son with huge rights and lefts! Anthony Moretti can’t even get his hands up to defend himself as Psyko Stevo continues with the offence! Psyko Stevo quickly throws the younger Moretti into the ropes, before locking him into the illegal ‘Widowmaker’ submission move! The fans pop as Anthony Moretti cries out in pain! SVo security soon rushes down the entrance ramp and manage to pull the World Champion off of Anthony Moretti, but by now Anthony Moretti has already been exposed to the harsh realities of what being a sVo superstar is all about by the champ!
Cody Williams vs. Joey Peyton
Main event atmosphere as in the air as the entire crowd of nearly 10,000 were on their feet to witness the onslaught between two men – Cody Williams (the sVos crowned International Champion) and Joey Peyton (the sick and twisted, do whatever it takes to win brawler with only a sour taste of defeat during championship matches).
However this match? Would not be the main event and would not be for a championship, despite Cody Williams’ entrance to the ring with his strap over the shoulder, making it seem as if it was.
It was tough to say who had the competitive edge here. Williams the new comer has really turned the heat up since being denied the International title twice and gained victory over Alex Ross in arguably the best match in sVo history. Peyton, on the other hand was the lunatic whose just salivating at the chance to hold gold… and defeating a champion in a non-championship match was a sure fire way to be recognized in this business.
The bell sounded as both men circled each other in the ring. Williams looked calm but confident while Peyton was well, Peyton. On edge and wild. He made the first strike.
A low drop kick to hyper extend Cody Williams left knee was a surefire way to put his opponent on the mats. Peyton kept working, using turnbuckles and corners to his advantage, striking his opponent from group up. Peyton really worked the use of Williams knees because if there was any advantage here tonight, Peyton could not slip up and be another victim of the Picture Perfect, a move that’s earned Williams quite the name in his short tenure.
After a savage attack of gut shots, face shots, elbows and whatever else you could imagine Peyton doing to his opponent in the corner to wear him down – Williams stumbled out of the corner upon a nice drop kick delivered right to the chin.
Peyton wasted no time getting to the top ropes as the daredevil executed a perfect moonsault that Williams telegraphed only seconds before take off, moving out of the way in the nick of time – to earn himself some legitimate time to get onto his feet.
Williams took over a large part of the match, using his technical wrestling skills to put together a string of spots that put fans on their feet. Snapmare that eventually set up Williams springing into the ropes behind a seated Peyton only to hyper extend his lower back with a face buster. Followed up by a bodyslam, a test of both sets of rope to come back and deliver a perfect standing shooting star press.
Peyton would not be denied that easily his shot at proving to the sVo he was a worthy contender.
Peyton rushed to his feet quicker than Williams and took his head off, turning him inside out with a power clothesline.
Peyton rushed for the quick leg roll up cover.
Get outta here!
Williams kicked out and both men got to their feet at about the same time, this time Peyton leaving his head low, low enough to duck a clothesline attempt from Cody Williams. Peyton swung around the momentum of Williams and dropped a bigtime Spike Tornado DDT in the centre of the ring.
Exasperated from the duration of the match, Peyton did not cover right away which would’ve concealed victory.
Instead just a two count that had fans on their feet wondering if Peyton had really came out with money on his mind this evening.
Peyton got up after slamming a hand into the mats, and focused on his opponent as he sent him flying into the ropes, Williams telegraphing a clothesline was taken over from behind as Peyton had both arms wrapped around the back of Williams.
Oh my fucking GOD! CODY WILLIAMS JUST GOT DROPPED ON HIS NECK!
PEYTON HELD ON FOR THE PIN!
ROPE BREAK! WILLIAMS MANAGED TO GET A ROPE BREAK BY THE REFEREE AND THE MATCH CONTINUES!
Peyton was LIVID.
Both men got to their feet at roughly the same time and Peyton wasn’t in the right state of mind, his facial expression told a million stories. Peyton grabbed onto the back of Williams head but his attempt to pull him to his feet was broken up by Williams forcing his hands inside out, forcing both men to grapple in the center of the ring.
Williams got the better of the two – capturing Peyton in a headlock that eventually lead to Peyton throwing him into the opposing ropes to come back, duck a clothesline attempt… come back and deliver a missile drop kick to Peyton’s chin.
Williams stomped on his prey for the time being – and lifted him to his feet, grappling him from behind. Peyton reversed it and had Williams by the gut, lifting him into the air and dropping him on his neck with a back body drop.
Peyton was exhausted as the move took nearly the toll it took on Williams. He, however got to his feet first and denied Williams attempt to rush to his feet with a couple stomps to the back of the head. Peyton took the advantage of the match with the use of a beautiful back to back suplex that did not allow Williams any time to catch his breath and plot out a reversal.
Both men stood in the middle of the ring, each looking for an appropriate time to strike. Peyton much less fatigued at this point went for the first move, perfectly executing an arm drag putting Williams on his back in the middle of the ring rather stiffly.
Williams rushed back up and was taken over with a couple more… the last time he tried it, a big time turning bodyslam that put Peyton over Williams…
Williams just slipped a shoulder up.
The Reflection of Perfection made his resilience to lose known with a last second kick out while the official was mere inches away from dropping his hand to the mat for the third time.
At this point in the match, there was no clear cut advantage despite the run Peyton’s been on. Both men arose to their feet in unison as they both connected with right hands after right hands before one of Peyton’s was blocked and Williams landed two coinciding with each other and taking the advantage of the bout.
Williams whipped Peyton into the ropes to only come back and be grappled from behind… Williams however isn’t just going to go for the backdrop or the German… instead he has Peyton in the full nelson and
Peyton was dropped on his neck in the form of a dragon suplex. Williams pounced on him like a mad man, as well delivering kicks to the body and head of Peyton who looked as if he may have broken his neck or suffered a severe concussion.
Williams picked Peyton up to his feet…
SITOUT CORKSCREW PILEDRIVER!
The move created in Japan that’s looked down upon due to the danger involving it in America!
The reason why Cody Williams is famous.
“Head Like A Hole” by NIN blares into the PA as Cody Williams stands to his feet, hands in the air with a deranged look on his face.
A look that would make the devil worried.
Cody Williams wasn’t done.
Williams slid under the ring and from underneath it grabbed out a metal chair that fans all over the arena were deeming questionable.
Just as Peyton began to sir, the International Champion came across his skull wielding a metal chair with no remorse!
Fans – who LOVED hardcore wrestling were even on their feet booing the shit out of the International Champion who already won the match but needed to make his presence really felt.
Williams’ motives for this one were extremely questionable and he would definitely have some explaining to do.
Just as Williams lifted the chair over his head for another deathly shot to the already unconscious Joey Peyton… Williams attention was directed to the entrance as Brock Alyas along side Paige Johnson made their way to the ring.
Brock whose been inactivated from the sVo roster confidentially has made and appearance this evening… at around the time he’d normally be in the ring.
Brock began to jog down to the ring, slid underneath it and he did NOT look impressed.
The two had words in the centre of the ring and it was clear that there was some serious kayfabe being broken here tonight. The two continued to bark down each others throats before Brock became extremely offended obviously at the monstrosity in the ring since the match had finished. Brock used the 275 pound force behind him to push Cody Williams off his feet before Paige Johnson got in the middle of the ring separating both men.
“WHAT IN THE F-CK IS GOING ON HERE!” Paige demanded an answer.
That’s about when Alyas cooled down. He still looked pretty pissed off and demanded the microphone from Williams.
Cody was on his ass, with his International strap in his lap with a sadistic smile on his face.
“What in the fuck was that, Williams?” Brock asked.
“Listen here Alyas – I don’t need to answer ANY questions you ask me. I don’t need to even waste my breath and explain what just happened. You have NO idea of what’s to come. I am THE INTERNATIONAL CHAMPION, bud. Oooh ya. I’m putting money in YOUR wallet right now, despite whatever these UNEDUCATED, IN-BRED FUCKS! You call FANS have to say.”
The fans did NOT like that one, one bit.
“The sVo has just embarked on an era of Cody Williams they had no idea was about to come. Cody Williams is THE INTERNATIONAL CHAMPION. And that is NOT about to change, any damn time soon, Alyas!” said Williams.
“Look – I know you’re on a little power trip since your victory at Roll The Dice. I understand you’ve been quite the attention seeker since defeating Alex Ross – I understand Williams. Believe it or not, I KNOW what it’s like to be a champion, on MANY more occasions than you do, Williams.”
“The question I have, is why? Why does this new generation of unappreciative FUCKS have to come out here and wield chairs like who ever they hit – does not have the full support, appreciation and respect from all of those backstage?”
“That’s why fans will not see me around the likes of sVo in the ring as much as before. Don’t get me wrong – I’ve had YEARS of experience wrestling in Detriot, Philadelphia, Japan. I know what HARDCORE is all about.
To be honest, I’m SICK of fucks like you who continuously come out here, disrupt matches and attempt to ruin peoples careers. I’m sick of this becoming the “norm” in the sVo and anyone who continues to do this, will have questions I DEMAND to be answered” Brock stepped right into Williams face as he got to his feet.
“Like I’ve said – I DON’T NEED TO EXPLAIN ANYTHING, TO YOU.”
Williams slipped out of the ring as “Head Like A Hole” pounded into the subwoofers and Brock Alyas along with Paige Johnson are left in the ring… questions surrounding the Goodfella’s Arena.
RESULT: Cody Williams def. Joey Peyton via pinfall
LEAP OF DESTINY
The sVo Tron flares to life, the scene a small confined room with a man sitting on the floor with his back against the cold grey wall strumming intensely on a guitar. A tuft of black hair black hair pokes up from a bandanna, and he looks to be wearing a one piece black jumpsuit. He stops strumming the guitar and looks up into the camera with his piercing blue eyes.
“Sorry about that I get lost in the music sometimes. It’s intense man.”
He reaches up stroking his moustache before continuing.
“For those of you that don’t know me, the names Gunner Lang. Some of you might remember from my days with AoD, but those days are long gone, dust in the wind as it were.”
Gunner looks down and begins to strum “Dust in the Wind” on his guitar. Looking back up at the camera he smiles.
GL – Where have I been you may be asking yourselves? I’ve been on a journey of self discovery. Traveled the world seen things that I have never seen, accomplished things that I never thought I would accomplish. I’ve witnessed a month of darkness in Alaska, lived in silence for three months with the Benedictine Monks, been to the Aztec ruins, and walked The Great wall to name a few things. But there’s been one thing in the back of my mind, like a song trying to get out. It was the early 90’s and I was hired to write some entrance music for an up and coming wrestler, I was enthralled. I followed that mans career and he eventually reached the highest level possible. He held that Championship belt above his head as my music played, and I was like man that’s got to be the greatest feeling ever …….
Gunner is cut short with the sound of a sliding door behind him opening. A man crouches down coming through the door. He pats Gunner on the shoulder as he walks by.
“We’re in position, are ya ready?”
Gunner lays the guitar beside him hopping up looking like a kid in a candy store.
GL – Hells yeah man. Let’s rock.
Gunner takes up a position beside him, as he flicks a lever on what looks like a hatch and slides it open. As he does the air comes rushing in revealing that they are thousands of miles above the ground. Gunner quickly slides on a pair of goggles. Looking back at the camera he throws the universal devil horns sign yelling as the air rushes in.
GL – WHOOOOOO. ARE YOU READY SVO? I’M GOIN’ FOR ONE WILD RIDE AND I’M TAKIN’ YOU WITH ME.
With that Gunner jumps out of the airplane and the camera catches him as he hurtles towards the ground getting smaller and smaller. As he finally pulls the ripcord and the chute unfurls revealing a message on the top of it.
GUNNER LANG COMING SOON.
sVo CHAMPIONSHIP #1 CONTENDERSHIP TOURNAMENT MATCH
SPECIAL GUEST REFEREE – PSYKO STEVO
“Got 30 down at the bottom, 30 more at the top
all invisible set, in little ice cube blocks
If I could call it a drink, call it a smile on the rocks
If I could call out a price, let’s say I call out a lot
I got like platinum and white gold, traditional gold
I’m changin’ grillz everyday, like Jay change clothes”
“Grillz” By Nelly hit’s the sound system 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.
Aerosmith’s ‘Dream On’ hits the sound system and boos ring out around the arena as the sVo superstar Kelly Flawless steps out onto the top of the entrance ramp. Flawless lifts his arms in the air however the boos only grow louder as he then begins to walk towards the ring. Flawless flicks his blonde hair back behind climbing into the squared circle and preparing to do battle.
The special guest referee Psyko Stevo calls for the bell to be rung and the main event gets straight underway as Flawless and Banks rush forward to the middle of the ring and tie up with each other. Both men try and push each other back, before Flawless takes the upper hand of the match and takes Banks down with a waist lock takedown. The fans boo as Flawless nails Banks with several punches whilst the pair are down on the mat, before Banks is finally able to get back to his feet. Kelly Flawless quickly makes his way towards Banks, but to the surprise of the Alaskan superstar, Banks is able to counter with a knee to the midsection of Flawless! Flawless doubles over in pain and Banks quickly grabs him into a front face lock before lifting him up into the air in a suplex position! With Flawless hanging in the air, Banks soon drops him down to the mat with a brainbuster!
The crowd cheer the move from Banks as he looks down at Flawless who is struggling to get back to his feet. Banks quickly hits a standing moonsault onto Kelly Flawless before hooking the leg and going for the pinfall attempt! However much to the disappointment of Banks, Psyko Stevo only gets to a count of two before Kelly Flawless is able to get a shoulder up off of the mat. Howie Banks looks disappointed as he pulls Kelly Flawless up to his feet and sends him hard into the corner of the ring. Flawless hits the corner hard, and Banks quickly rounds in on the sVo star with some strong chops across the torso of Kelly Flawless. The stinging shots ring out around the arena before Kelly Flawless battles back with some right hands.
The chops from Banks seem to have woken Flawless up as he runs through Banks with a strong clothesline to take him down to the floor. Howie Banks struggles back up to a standing position, however Kelly Flawless is quickly on him with a reverse knife edge chop before taking him to the mat with a fireman’s carry into an ace crusher! The boos sound around the arena, but Kelly Flawless wastes no time in making the cover on Howie Banks!
No! Howie Banks gets a shoulder off of the mat and Psyko Stevo stops the count at two! Kelly Flawless screams abuse at the sVo World Champion that it should have been three, but Psyko Stevo stands his ground! Just when it looks like Flawless might make Stevo snap, he turns his attention back to Howie Banks who is rising to his feet. Kelly Flawless runs at Banks looking to knock him down to the mat again, however Howie Banks out of nowhere drops his shoulder! Banks loads Flawless up onto his shoulders, before dropping him down to the mat with a death valley driver! The fans don’t know where the hell that move came from, but they sure as hell look pleased with it as Banks pulls himself up to his feet.
Howie Banks bounces off of the ropes and wastes no time in hitting a leg drop on Kelly Flawless. Banks and Stevo, the old friends lock eyes for a few seconds, before Banks begins to stomp away on Flawless much to the delight of the crowd! Howie Banks brings Kelly Flawless up to a standing position and talks some trash to Flawless who just sways infront of him! The fans cheer Banks on, but before Flawless can regain any control of the match, he finds himself back down on the mat through a cradle suplex from Howie Banks!
Banks nails Flawless with some mounted punches before attempting a pinfall attempt on Flawless.
No! Somehow Flawless gets a shoulder up off of the mat to the disappointment of Howie Banks! Banks rises to his feet and pulls Flawless up. Banks nails Flawless with a chop across the chest that knocks Flawless backwards into the corner. Banks nails Flawless with some right hands in the corner of the ring before pulling him back into the center! Banks grabs Flawless looking for a German suplex, but Flawless blocks the move! Banks tries to hit the move again, however Flawless shakes him off with some right elbows before going behind on Banks! Standing behind Howie Banks, Flawless nails the former Hardcore Champion with a Simply Flawless! Banks is down, and Flawless goes for the cover!
This one is all over, and its Kelly Flawless who advances from this match to fight for the #1 contendership of Psyko Stevo’s sVo World Championship belt! Flawless stands and celebrates his win, as Showdown #18 fades out!
RESULT: Kelly Flawless def. Howie Banks via pinfall