sVo Sunday Night Showdown #118
Goodfellas Casino Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada
9th January 2022
The entrance video package for Sunday Night Showdown begins, accompanied by the theme song of ‘Showdown’ by Pendulum as highlights of past action from 2013 to present day are sped up, showing the likes of Bobby Dean, Roscoe Shame, Night, Jay Wildman, Cody Williams & Nathan Paradine. As the video package finally comes to an end with an extended look at the ‘Sunday Night Showdown’ logo, the camera cuts to an exterior shot of the Goodfellas Casino Arena, in the heart of the Las Vegas strip, before cutting to a live shot of inside the arena. The camera pans around the sold-out crowd, most of them on their feet and screaming loudly whilst trying to get their homemade sign shown in front of the camera. The cameras finally head over to the commentary table, where Julian Fiasco and Jeremiah Sloan welcome the fans watching on TV to the broadcast and begin to break down some of the action that will take place on tonight’s show!
Put Some Respect on The Name
On the giant screen, the fans in attendance are treated to a montage of highlights from the Seasons Beatings 2021 PPV, ending with Johnny All Star scoring the three count to win the sVo Championship from Cody Williams, before the former Champion bid a tearful farewell to the sVo fans.
This is suddenly interrupted as ‘Viva Las Vegas’ by Metal Elvis hits the sound system and boos fill the arena as Johnny All Star slowly walks out onto the top of the entrance ramp! All Star is flanked by the rest of Blood Money, with Anthony Moretti, Joe Barone & Money Malone on his left, with James and Lucy Von Drake on his right. All Star stands for a few seconds at the top of the entrance ramp and unhooks the sVo Championship belt from around his waist and lifts it into the air for everyone to see, which draws even louder boos from the crowd.
All Star smirks at the reaction, before walking down the entrance ramp with the rest of Blood Money and climbing into the ring. With the six members of Blood Money in the ring, the new Champion calls for a microphone from the ring announcer and waits for the boos to begin to slowly die out.
Johnny All Star: “Ladies and gentlemen, at Seasons Beatings the status quo was restored and the little blip that was Cody Williams’ title reign was wiped from the record and this belt found it’s way back to where it belongs…..”
There are loud boos from the crowd, followed by a “thank you Cody” chant.
Johnny All Star: “Now we are out here tonight to right another wrong…. At Seasons Beatings the tears of Cody Williams stopped all of you people from hearing your new Champion be announced officially!”
There are more loud boos from the crowd.
Johnny All Star: “Natasha Ortiz, get in here and do your damn job!”
All Star points at Natasha Ortiz, the ring announcer on the outside of the ring who looks surprised as the camera pans around to her. The Von Drake’s hop out of the ring and intimidate the ring announcer, before ‘helping’ her into the ring. All Star walks over to Ortiz and puts the microphone in her hand before telling her to announce him, as he holds the title belt in the air.
The crowd boo loudly and Natasha Ortiz looks embarrassed as she takes the mic.
Natasha Ortiz: “Ladies and gentlemen, your new sVo Champion…… Johnnyyyyyy All Star!”
The crowd boo loudly for the introduction, but Johnny All Star doesn’t look happy as he shakes his head before aggressively talking into Ortiz’s ear. Ortiz nods her head and apologizes to the sVo Champion before taking the mic again.
Natasha Ortiz: “My apologies ladies and gentlemen, I have been informed that I have made a mistake in my announcement…… Please welcome your new sVo Champion…… Johnnnyyyyyy ‘All Star’ Morettiiiiiiiiiii!”
The crowd boo even louder as Johnny All Star looks suitable impressed to take the microphone back off of Ortiz and order her out of the ring, as the rest of Blood Money applaud.
Johnny Moretti: “That’s right people, time for you to finally put some respect on the name and for me to claim my birthright. From now on you will address me as Johnny ‘All Star’ Moretti! The Moretti’s are running the sVo once again!”
The fans boo loudly as Johnny Moretti and Anthony Moretti share a brief hug in the middle of the ring, before leading Blood Money out of the ring and to the backstage area!
Just Another Highlight
The cameras head backstage to the interview area, where a beaming Katie Smith is standing by with the brand new sVo Las Vegas Champion Kenneth D Williams!
Williams has the sVo Las Vegas Championship belt draped over his shoulder and a joint behind his ear as he smirks whilst tapping the belt on his shoulder.
Katie Smith: “Ladies and gentlemen, I am standing here tonight with the brand new Las Vegas Champion Kenneth D Williams! Kenny, Seasons Beatings was a hell of a night for you!”
Kenneth D Williams: “Listen Katie, I told everyone what I was going to do and then I went out there and did it. When you are the human highlight reel then Seasons Beatings is just another highlight to add to the list!”
Katie Smith: “Well now you have the Las Vegas Championship how do you feel about having such a target on your back?”
Kenneth D Williams: “I don’t sweat any target on my back at all. I am keeping this belt for a very long time, but for now there is only one way to celebrate….”
Williams takes the joint from behind his ear and lights it, as Katie Smith looks nervously into the camera. However after only one drag, the joint is suddenly slapped out of the mouth of the Las Vegas Champion by Jacob Izaz who strides into the scene! Katie Smith wisely exits stage left, as Williams looks angrily at Izaz.
Jacob Izaz: “Don’t think I’m still not coming for that gold…. CHAMP!”
Izaz slowly backs away with a smirk on his face, leaving an angry Kenneth D Williams to stare him down whilst holding the Las Vegas title belt as the scene fades out.
Kyle McRae vs. Absolute Zero
The familiar sound of “Ice, Ice Baby” hits the sound system and the fans cheer as dry ice rises up from the sides of the entrance ramp. After a few seconds, the veteran Absolute Zero steps out of the dry ice and stands at the top of the entrance ramp bobbing his head to the music! The fans cheer Absolute Zero, as he takes a few seconds to acknowledge them before making his way down to the ring and diving in under the bottom rope! Absolute Zero turns and poses for the hard camera with his arms crossed and his head bopping to the music!
The sound of ‘Scotland the Brave’ blasts over the sound system as the energetic Kyle McRae bounces onto the top of the entrance ramp and holds his arms out wide by his side. McRae stares around at the sold out crowd with a huge smile on his face, before marching down the entrance ramp towards the ring. McRae does a whole lap of the ring and slaps hands with as many fans as he can, before sliding head first into the ring and doing a forward roll and a jump before landing on the second rope of the turnbuckle. McRae signals to the fans again as the music begins to fade out.
Both men look like they want to put the disappointment of coming up short in their Championship matches at Seasons Beatings 2021 behind them as they rush at each other from the opening bell and begin to exchange some big right hands. McRae gets the better of the exchange, but Absolute Zero grabs his opponent by the arm and shoots him into the ring ropes, before knocking him down with a shoulder block as he bounces back. McRae quickly bounces back up to a standing position, but Absolute Zero is there with a big spinning heel kick to send him back down.
Absolute Zero poses over his opponent, but gets a mixed reaction from the sold out crowd before he pulls his opponent up to a standing position. Absolute Zero grabs McRae from behind and takes him down to the mat with an impressive back suplex, before rushing to the corner and climbing to the top rope! Absolute Zero looks to be on a roll as he waits for his opponent to get to his feet, before landing a flying cross body from the top!
Zero looks pleased with himself as he waits for McRae to get to his feet, before looking for a big dropkick on the Scotsman. However McRae sees the move coming and manages to swot the feet of his opponent away. Zero pops back up to his feet with a shocked look on his face, but McRae gets on the offense as he lands a Japanese arm drag. Absolute Zero crawls to the corner of the ring and tries to pull himself up to his feet, but McRae follows up with a running back elbow!
The fans cheer Kyle McRae on as he lands a vertical suplex onto his opponent before making the cover.
Absolute Zero gets a shoulder up off of the mat and stays in the match! McRae allows his opponent to get back to his feet and lands some stiff knife edge chops, but Absolute Zero fights back with some chops of his own! McRae staggers backwards, but Zero grabs him by the arm and shoots him into the ring ropes, before clotheslining him down to the mat as he bounces back. With McRae on the mat, the fans cheer as Absolute Zero hits the ropes and lands a rolling thunder onto his opponent! There is another mixed reaction for Zero as he makes a cover of his own.
Just when it looked like Zero might pick up the win, McRae kicks out! Zero looks angry as he rises up to his feet and poses for his finishing move! Absolute Zero begins to climb up to the top rope, but as he does McRae rises up to his feet and pushes Zero off balance! With Zero sitting uncomfortably on the top rope, the fans cheer as McRae climbs up the ropes himself before landing a superplex on his opponent!
The fans are on their feet after the high risk move as both men lay on the mat! McRae and Absolute Zero both slowly begin to rise up to their feet, but as Absolute Zero throws a wild right hand, McRae ducks and lands a back drop driver on his opponent before making the cover!
It’s all over and Kyle McRae picks up his first win of the year! The fans cheer as McRae rises up to his feet and has his arm raised in the air in victory. With a victory over the veteran Absolute Zero, can McRae get himself back in contention for another shot at the Las Vegas Championship?
Winner via pinfall: Kyle McRae
Spin Wheel, Make Deal
“Starts Right Here” by Foreign Air and Kenny Mason plays and out comes the towering form of the man called “Big Aug” August Lazar, towering over the viewing masses! He puts a hand on his forehead and scans the crowd before heading towards the ring slowly in stretch clothes – some big and tall blue jeans, bright red Adidas shoes, his new sVo “Big Aug = Big Trouble!” shirt and of course, the biggest piece of hardware yet…
The sVo Roulette Championship over his shoulder!
He raises a hand in the air to hold up the new title and raises his other arm to the cheering crowd. He steps onto the ring apron and eggs the crowd on for a louder response then steps over the ropes to enter the squared circle where a giant roulette wheel has already been placed in the ring. Once the giant of the sVo is inside the ring, the Romanian-born rookie stands with the sVo Roulette Championship on his shoulder and his music cuts.
Big Aug: “Hello, fans of the sVo Wrestlings!”
Cheers from the fired up crowd. He has a big, bright smile on his face.
Big Aug: “First off, my friends, I just want to say thank you for your cheers and your support. I, Big Aug, obviously superhuman athlete that do all of the flippy-doos and flippy-don’ts in this ring and I did the 930 splash off the top of the ladder to crush Absolute Zero and win my first-ever title in professional wrestling.”
The crowd laughs at his somewhat dry joke, but Lazar continues.
Big Aug: “But in all seriousness, Big Aug mean this… thank you. After my NBA career go down big shitter, I had to do something else in order to find meaning in life. Wasn’t much for giant sloth like Big Aug to do until some guys found me and were like, “Hey, Augie, you should do the wrestlings! You big as f**k! So that’s what I did…”
The massive Romanian glares at his title.
Big Aug: “How you think I’m doing so far?”
The crowd once again responds with cheers as he points to the roulette wheel.
Big Aug: “Jon Page right. That thing heavy as hell to lug into ring during the commercial break, but I’m here now. This title… my first title in the wrestlings and I intend to make the Roulette Title THE Title in sVo! I want your inferno matches! Ladder matches! Cage matches! No DQ matches! Stop and Let’s Take a Shot Before The Wrestlings Matches! Body Slam Matches! Reverse Body Slam matches, Finisher Match! You pick it, Big Aug have many ideas for many stipulations in my own head, but it not matter what kind of match it be…”
He points to the title and the wheel.
Big Aug: “Big! Aug! Ready! I be honest, giants like me… I hear in this sport, they not here for long time but I here for good time! Spin wheel, make deal. I defend title against any one, any place, any time! sVo… but first, I will fight the Nathan Judge tonight, non title and tonight, I continue ain streak! Judge… tonight, bro, you get Dunked On!”
His music plays again and he holds the sVo Roulette Title high in the air before he climbs over the ropes again and then exits the ring to head to the back…
Big Aug: “Somebody else can get wheel! That thing heavy as hell!”
He storms up the ramp and then heads to the back with cheers from the crowd while the show moves onward.
Tag Team Match
Patriot Act vs. The Von Drakes
‘Testify’ by Rage Against the Machine hits the sound system, and the fans in the arena boo loudly as Patriot Act walk out onto the top of the entrance ramp and throw out a salute to the crowd! Dallas Jordan, Travis Armstrong & Lance Abbot look out at the crowd with disgust, before breaking away from their salutes and marching down the entrance ramp towards the ring, making sure not to touch any of the fans that are reaching over the barrier to try and grab them. The three members of Patriot Act climb into the ring, with Jordan standing tall in the middle of the squared circle whilst Armstrong & Abbot head to opposite corners of the ring. All three members throw up another salute at the booing crowd, as the music slowly fades out.
There are boos in the arena as ‘JVD’ flashes up on the giant screen and the arena is basked in a pink glow. The pink glow is slowly changed to a dark red glow as the letters ‘JVD’ slowly fade to the words ‘Blood Money’ on the giant screen as “All My Life” by Foo Fighters blares out of the sound system. After a few seconds, James Von Drake walks out from behind the curtain and onto the top of the ramp, with his wife Lucy Von Drake as always by his side. JVD signals to the crowd before walking down to the ring and sliding in. JVD holds his arms in the air in the middle of the ring as Lucy Von Drake jumps onto the nearest turnbuckle and trash talks those in the front row of the crowd.
With JVD and Lance Abbot in the ring and ready to start the match off for their teams, the referee calls for the bell to be rung and the action to begin! Both men circle around each other before locking up in the center of the ring. JVD tries to push his opponent backwards, before Lance Abbot goes behind on the former Las Vegas Champion with a waist lock before taking him to the mat with a waist lock takedown. JVD struggles back up to his feet, but Abbot follows up with an arm drag takedown before locking in an arm bar on JVD! The fans rise to their feet looking for a potential submission, but JVD manages to roll out of the way before tagging out to Lucy Von Drake.
LVD gets into the ring and ducks under an attempted clothesline from Abbot, before hitting the ropes and landing a perfect running dropkick on her opponent. Abbot gets quickly to his feet, and LVD follows up with some stiff knife edge chops, before landing a knee to the midsection. Abbot doubles over in pain and LVD takes him down with a double underhook knee breaker! Abbot staggers up to his feet and quickly makes the tag out to Travis Armstrong!
Armstrong climbs into the ring, but LVD lays into him with some knife edge chops before grabbing him by the arm and shooting him into the ring ropes. Armstrong bounces back and LVD takes him down with a head scissors takedown, before making the tag out to JVD!
JVD climbs into the ring and lands some big right hands as Travis Armstrong gets to his feet. Armstrong fires back with some big right hands of his own as Dallas Jordan shouts some encouragement from the outside of the ring. Armstrong sends JVD into the corner of the ring and works over the former Las Vegas Champion with some big stomps in the corner of the ring. Armstrong stomps JVD down into a seated position, before taking a run up and landing a big knee into the face of his opponent!
Armstrong pulls JVD away from the ring ropes and makes the cover.
JVD uses his experience to reach out and grab the bottom rope to break the pin, with Armstrong not quite pulling him far enough away.
Armstrong looks angry with himself as he stomps away on JVD, before tagging out to Lance Abbot!
Abbot jumps into the ring and lands some big stomps onto his opponent, before pulling him up to his feet. Abbot looks for a belly to belly suplex on JVD, but JVD counters with one of his own! Abbot pops back up looking shocked, but JVD follows up with a facebuster! The fans boo the former Las Vegas Champion, as JVD waits for his opponent to get to his feet before hitting a spinebuster to take him down to the mat. With Abbot down and hurting, JVD makes the tag out to LVD!
LVD jumps into the ring and lands a running forearm smash as Abbot gets to his feet. LVD taunts to the crowd, before waiting for Abbot to get to his feet and nail him with the ‘One Hit Wonder’ in the middle of the ring! Lucy Von Drake makes the cover as JVD rushes into the ring to stop Armstrong breaking the cover!
It’s all over and after going unbeaten for so long, Patriot Act have now lost two matches in a row! James and Lucy Von Drake rise up to their feet and celebrate the victory in the middle of the ring, whilst Dallas Jordan stands on the outside of the ring wondering just how his team lost!
Winners via pinfall: The Von Drakes
The Dark Horse Rises
The camera heads backstage to the locker room shared by married couple Curtis Knight and Athena Jones, with Athena sitting watching her husband angrily pace up and down. With the size that Knight is, it only takes a few steps for him to reach each side of the locker room, before angrily spinning and marching back in the other direction.
Athena: “How about you come and sit down, get your mind on the match tonight.”
Knight shakes his head angrily and keeps on pacing.
Curtis Knight: “I can’t have any repeat of the PPV out there tonight. I can’t believe I finally got my hands on that little bitch Moretti and he somehow weaseled out with a win.”
Knight punches the wall in anger, leaving a big hole in the plaster board.
Athena: “Look, get out there tonight and do what you do best against Money Malone. The Moretti family can’t hide from you forever and this isn’t over. The best way to make them suffer will be to take everything from them…. And the only way to do that will be to win enough matches to make yourself number one contender….”
Knight slowly stops pacing as he thinks about what Athena is saying before coming to a stop and smiling. The scene fades out with Athena and Curtis Knight smiling at each other.
William Vorheez vs. CJ Dreamer
The arena goes pitch black as the opening guitar riff from “Abominator” by Doyle plays. Smoke billows up from the bottom of the staging area, as green laser lights dance across the stage. Just as the opening riff comes to a close, two large hits of a drum can be heard, and pyro goes off syncing with them. The song dives in, as Vorheez makes his appearance at the top of the ramp. Wearing a long black, sleeveless coat, that has green stitching and it covered in small spikes, as well as a black, beat up, cowboy hat covering his eyes. Vorheez marches slowly down to the ring, his eyes fixated on the ring, looking determined, and focused. As Vorheez climbs onto the ring apron and climbs inside the ring, the lights slowly come up and the music fades.
‘Break Stuff’ by the Limp Bizkit blasts over the sound system and there is a pop from the crowd as CJ Dreamer slowly walks out onto the top of the entrance ramp and stares out at the fans packed into the Goodfellas Casino Arena. Dreamer smirks at his hometown fans as he stops for a few seconds to signal to them, before briskly walking down the entrance ramp and rolling into the ring. Dreamer quickly rolls to his feet and skips in a circle around the ring whilst shadow boxing. Dreamer slowly returns to his corner of the ring as the music fades out and is replaced with the sound of just the cheers from the fans.
The referee calls for the bell to be rung, and this match is underway as both competitors circle around each other in the middle of the ring. Vorheez and Dreamer finally lock up in the middle of the ring, and Vorheez quickly uses his strength to push his opponent back into the corner of the ring. The referee calls for a clear break, and Vorheez finally complies. Dreamer moves out of the corner and lands some right hands to the former 2x sVo Champion, but Vorheez fires back with some big haymakers to send Dreamer down to the mat!
Dreamer quickly staggers up, but Vorheez lands a scoop slam on the former Tag Team Champion in the middle of the ring, before hitting the ropes and landing a leg drop on Dreamer in the middle of the ring. Dreamer again staggers up, but Vorheez shows no mercy as he hits the ropes and then lands a big boot to the face of his opponent to send him down! Dreamer looks in pain as Vorheez drops down and makes the cover.
Dreamer manages to get a shoulder up off of the mat before the three count and this one continues!
Vorheez grabs hold of Dreamer by the hair and yanks him up to his feet, before landing some big right hands to the face of the former Tag Team Champion. Dreamer manages to cut Vorheez off with a knee to the midsection, before taking him down with a hip toss! The fans cheer the hometown hero, but as Vorheez gets back up to his feet, Dreamer follows up with a side headlock takedown. Vorheez looks angry as Dreamer lands some mounted punches before Vorheez is able to fight his way up to his feet.
Vorheez looks for a big right hand on Dreamer, but Dreamer ducks under the arm of his opponent before going behind into a waist lock, and landing a big German suplex! The fans cheer the move, but Dreamer isn’t done as he lands a facebuster on Vorheez as he tries to get up to his feet. Dreamer looks in control of the match, but doesn’t stop there as he pulls Vorheez up to his feet and lands a half nelson suplex! With Vorheez down and hurting, CJ Dreamer hooks the leg and makes the cover!
Some in the arena thought it was all over right there, but somehow Vorheez manages to kick out at the very last minute and save the match! Dreamer can’t believe that he didn’t pick up the three count right there, but aims to do something about it as he gets to his feet and signals for his finishing move! Vorheez slowly begins to stagger up to his feet, seemingly not knowing that CJ Dreamer is stalking him to hit the ‘Sweet Dreams’! The fans rise to their feet, but Vorheez counters with a hip toss on Dreamer!
Dreamer looks shocked as he gets to his feet, but Vorheez shows why he is a former 2x sVo Champion, as he lands a kick to the midsection followed up by a double arm DDT in the middle of the ring! No it is Vorheez’s time to signal for his finisher, as he grabs Dreamer and pulls him up to his feet! The fans rise to their feet as William Vorheez lands ‘the Wrath of Vorheez’ on Dreamer in the middle of the ring! It looks all over as William Vorheez hooks the leg to make the cover.
It’s all over and William Vorheez has picked up the big win! Vorheez rises up to his feet and walks away from the referee who tries to raise his arm in the air, to celebrate on his own in the corner of the ring! The fans cheer Vorheez on, as the referee checks on Dreamer after the Wrath of Vorheez!
Winner via pinfall: William Vorheez
Give Me My Shot
As Showdown returns from a commercial break, the office door to Jon Page’s office bursts open, and William Vorheez marches in with Igor and Boris Black to stand in front of the sVo Owner. Page looks up at the trio from behind his desk, before slowly rising up to his feet feeling that their might be trouble.
William Vorheez: “Right Page, you seen what I just done to CJ Dreamer out there, time to give me my title shot against Johnny….”
Page looks from Vorheez to the two giants standing either side of him, before looking back at Vorheez and trying to reason with the former two time Champion.
Jon Page: “Look, you it was an impressive match and you are right there at the top of the rankings. So what I will do is book a number one contender match in two weeks on Showdown with you….”
Before Page can finish the sentence, Vorheez slams his fist down on Page’s desk.
William Vorheez: “Fuck that. Did Cody Williams have to fight in a number one contender match when you brought him back and gave him a shot straight away? Next Showdown you give me my shot at Johnny….”
Page takes a few steps back as Vorheez looks up at him angrily.
Jon Page: “Look, we go way back, do we need to have a word in private?”
Page looks up at the two giants Igor and Boris, clearly thinking that Vorheez might be putting on a show in front of his proteges.
William Vorheez: “Anything you want to say to me you can say in front of the guys. Now do I get my shot or not?”
Jon Page: “Best I can do is a #1 contenders match.”
Vorheez sneers at Page, but calls off the Black Brothers and begins to lead them out of the office.
William Vorheez: “Maybe it’s best you don’t do me any ‘favors’ anyway, we all saw how that turned out for Cody Williams….”
Vorheez leaves that hanging in the air as he exits the office, leaving Page to sink back into his seat and consider his options.
August ‘Big Aug’ Lazar vs. Nathan Judge
“Starts Right Here” by Foreign Air and Kenny Mason plays and out comes the towering form of the man called Big Aug, the new sVo Roulette Championship belt around his waist! He puts a hand on his forehead and scans the crowd before heading towards the ring slowly. He raises a hand in the air and raises his arm to the cheering crowd. He steps onto the ring apron and eggs the crowd on for a louder response then steps over the ropes to enter the squared circle.
‘Night Crawler’ by Judas Priest hits the sound system and there are boos in the arena as Nathan Judge slowly emerges from the backstage area onto the top of the entrance ramp. Nathan Judge doesn’t look too happy with the reception he is receiving from the Vegas crowd as he stares out at the sea of people before slowly making his way down the entrance ramp towards the ring.
Judge slowly climbs into the ring between the ropes before walking around the perimeter and staring out at the crowd. The crowd continue to boo Nathan Judge as he stands tall in the ring looking ready for the match to begin.
There is a loud cheer for the new sVo Roulette Champion as the bell rings and the action gets started! The former Las Vegas Champion Nathan Judge looks to spoil the fun despite it being a non-title match, as he quickly runs at the rookie and nails him with some big right hands. Big Aug is stunned a few steps backwards, before fighting back with a right hand of his own. Judge nails Big Aug with a kick to the midsection, before landing a snapmare takedown on the big man.
Lazar struggles back up to his feet, but as he does Judge lands a big knee to the face, before grabbing him by the arm and sending him into the ring ropes. Lazar bounces back into the middle of the ring, and Judge lands a big facebuster! Lazar stumbles away and Judge follows up with an impressive swinging neckbreaker in the middle of the ring!
The fans boo as Judge rises up to his feet and poses for the crowd, before turning his attention back to Lazar. Judge stomps away on Lazar as he tries to get to his feet, before following up with a scoop slam in the middle of the ring. With Lazar down and hurting, Judge hits the ropes and then drops a knee on his opponent before making the cover!
Lazar manages to get a shoulder up before the three count and this one continues! Judge quickly lands some mounted punches on the new Champion, before pulling him back up to his feet. Judge tries to send Lazar into the corner of the ring, but the big man uses his strength to reverse the irish whip and send Judge hard into the corner of the ring! The fans cheer as Lazar lands a running corner back elbow on Judge, before taking him down with a body slam as he staggers out of the corner!
Judge looks in pain as he struggles back up to his feet, but Lazar is there again to land a massive front face suplex! With Judge on the mat, the fans cheer as Lazar rises up to his feet and poses for the fans! Lazar waits for Judge to get to his feet himself, before landing a Dikembe on his opponent! The fans cheer Big Aug on as he makes the cover.
It looked all over, but somehow Judge manages to get a shoulder up! Big Aug looks a little shocked as he rises up to his feet, but signals for the end as he motions to the crowd for his finishing move! Judge slowly staggers up to a standing position, and Lazar lines him up for the ‘Dunked On’, only for Judge to duck out of the way!
The fans boo as Judge bounces into the ring ropes, before returning to hit a big clothesline on the big man! The boos continue as Judge pulls Lazar up and positions him for the ‘Judgement Day’, but Lazar reverses and lands the ‘Dunked On’! There is a cheer from the crowd as Lazar hooks the leg and makes the cover.
It’s all over and the new sVo Roulette Champion follows up winning the belt two weeks ago on Seasons Beatings with a victory over a former Las Vegas Champion! The fans cheer loudly as Lazar rises up to his feet and celebrates with his title belt in the middle of the ring!
Winner via pinfall: August Lazar
Gunning For You
After the big win for the ever-popular August Lazar, the camera cuts backstage where in the interview area Gunner Lang is standing by with Katie Smith. Gunner has a serious look on his face as he stands in front of the ‘sVo’ branded background next to Smith, who as always has a microphone in hand.
Katie Smith: “Gunner, thanks for joining us here tonight. Now you are not in action tonight, what brings you to Showdown?”
Gunner Lang: “There is only one thing that brought me to Showdown tonight Katie and that was getting my hands on JD James and his new pet project Bronson Johnson! They made the mistake of jumping me at Seasons Beatings, now they are both going to have to pay the price. Only problem is that I have searched the entire arena and neither of them had the balls to show up and face me tonight….”
Katie Smith: “Your relationship with JD James seems to have really go downhill fast, did you see this coming at all?”
Gunner Lang: “Katie, I have thought of nothing else since that night at Vendetta when he screwed me out of the shot that I finally got at the sVo Championship. Now I saw the change in Johnny All Star as soon as he started getting desperate thinking that he would end his career without winning the ‘big one’, but I literally never saw it coming from JD. It’s only a few months ago that me, Johnny, Dawin & Hugo would run through brick walls for JD James… I guess maybe his memory is going in his old age and he has forgotten all about when we came back and helped him out.”
Katie Smith: “And what of Bronson Johnson, what do you know about him?”
Gunner rubs the back of his head painfully before answering the question.
Gunner Lang: “I know he hits bloody hard when he is sneak attacking someone from behind, that I definitely know about him. Apart from that, surprisingly little considering he has been in the wrestling business for so long. I know he is a dangerous individual, after all JD James doesn’t put his name behind someone with no talent. I do know that Bronson shouldn’t trust JD James though, especially as he has led him straight onto a collision course with yours truly.”
Lang winks to Katie Smith before slowly walking out of the scene, as Katie smiles into the camera as the scene fades out.
Curtis Knight vs. Money Malone
“The Champ is Here” by O Fresh hits the sound system, and boos ring out as the arena is basked in a dull red glow. After a few seconds the boos get louder as Money Malone steps out onto the top of the entrance ramp wearing a ‘Blood Money’ t-shirt and holding a roll of dyed red dollar bills in his hand. Malone taunts at the top of the entrance ramp, before slowly walking down towards the ring. Malone throws the red dollar bills into the crowd before slowly climbing up into the ring and taunting on the middle as the music slowly fades out.
‘There And Back’ by Daughtry hits the sound system and there is a cheer from the crowd as the lights in the arena dim. After a few seconds the impressive ‘the Dark Horse’ Curtis Knight slowly walks out onto the top of the entrance ramp, before raising one arm in the air. Pyro shoots into the air either side of Knight at the same time his arm shoots into the air, before he slowly walks down the entrance ramp. Knight climbs into the ring before posing for the fans one last time as the music fades out.
The bell rings and the match begins, with the fans pumped up to see the main event! Money Malone quickly runs at his opponent, nailing ‘the Dark Horse’ with some big right hands to try and get an early advantage over the big man, but Knight absorbs them before knocking his opponent away with a big knee to the midsection. Money Malone regroups before running at Knight, but ‘the Dark Horse’ knocks him down with a massive clothesline in the middle of the ring! The fans cheer Knight on as he scoops Money Malone up off of the mat and lifts him into the air, before dropping him across the turnbuckle with a snake eyes!
Money Malone staggers backwards, straight into the waiting arms of Knight who takes him down to the mat with a reverse suplex! Knight looks highly motivated after his surprise loss to Moretti at Seasons Beatings, and he waits for Malone to get to his feet before hitting the ring ropes and landing a big boot to his opponent! With Malone down on the mat and hurting, Knight makes the quick cover.
Malone gets a shoulder up off of the mat!
Knight looks angry at himself for not getting the three count, as he scoops Malone up to his feet and sends him into the corner with an irish whip. Knight follows up with a big spear in the corner on Malone, before pounding away on the former Las Vegas Champion with some stiff punches to the midsection! Malone staggers out of the corner of the ring, and Knight takes him down to the mat with a back breaker before making another cover!
Somehow Malone again kicks out! The fans can’t believe that this match is still going and neither can Curtis Knight, as the big man gets up to his feet and storms around the ring looking very unhappy! Knight waits for Malone to get to his feet, before running at Malone again looking for a big lariat. However Malone manages to duck out of the tree trunk like arm of his opponent, before turning and stomping on the back of Knight’s knee! Knight holds his leg in pain as Malone lands some more stiff kicks to the knee, before running to the ring ropes and returning with a basement dropkick to the knee of his opponent!
The fans boo loudly as Knight lays on the mat in pain holding his knee, whilst Money Malone staggers back up to his feet. Malone continues to work away on the knee of the big man, before locking in a leg lock! The fans boo loudly as Malone looks for the submission victory, however Knight manages to use his massive frame to reach the bottom rope and cause a rope break! The fans cheer the rope break, but quickly boo as Malone refuses to break the hold until he is nearly disqualified by the referee!
Malone allows Knight to hobble up to his feet, before landing some stiff knife edge chops to the big man. Knight tries to grab hold of his opponent whilst hobbling on one leg, but Malone uses his speed to duck and dive out of reach of his opponent, before taking him down to the mat with a spinning heel kick! With Knight down on the mat, Malone signals to the crowd before making his way up to the top rope!
The fans boo as Malone stands on the top rope and leaps in the direction of his opponent looking for the ‘Money Shot’, only for Knight to roll out of the way! Malone lands on his feet and rolls through, but as he spins and looks for another spinning heel kick on Knight, Knight ducks and grabs his opponent to lock in the ‘Dragon Tamer’!
The fans pop for the finishing move from ‘the Dark Horse’, as Malone tries to free himself from the submission hold before finally having to tap!
The fans cheer as the referee calls for the bell, and Knight slowly releases the hold! Knight struggles to get back up to his feet on one leg after being pushed to the limit by his opponent, and has his arm raised in the victory by the referee!
Winner via submission: Curtis Knight