sVo Sunday Night Showdown #119
Goodfellas Casino Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada
23rd 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!
The Real Main Event
‘Viva Las Vegas’ by Metal Elvis hits the sound system and the crowd boo loudly as the ‘Welcome to Las Vegas’ sign appears on the giant screen with the words ‘Blood Money’ spray painted over it, whilst pyros shoot up from both sides of the entrance ramp. After a few seconds the man himself, Johnny ‘All-Star’ Moretti steps out onto the top of the entrance ramp and holds the big gold sVo Championship belt in the air. All-Star makes his way through the pyros down towards the ring. All-Star salutes to the fans that boo him with a pair of middle fingers, as he climbs into the ring and jumps to the second rope of the nearest turnbuckle. All-Star throws his arms in the air and gets even more boos from his hometown fans as the music begins to fade out.
With the sVo Champion in the ring, the boos continue to feel the arena as Johnny Moretti shouts at Natasha Ortiz to toss him the live microphone. Moretti holds the microphone in one hand and the sVo Championship in the other with a smirk on his face, whilst he waits for the crowd to stop booing.
Johnny Moretti: “I know guys, I know, I feel like booing at the top of my lungs as well!!”
The crowd boo even louder.
Johnny Moretti: “I know, I know, I am as outraged as you that not only has Jon Page and the sVo allowed Cody Williams back into the building tonight after I retired his ass at Seasons Beatings, but that they are actually advertising that losers farewell speech as the main event of the evening!”
There is a loud ‘Cody Williams’ chant from the crowd in recognition of the sVo legend, as Moretti waves away the chant.
Johnny Moretti: “Cody Williams was a fraud. He won the title from me in a sneak attack, and then pretended he was a fighting Champion by defending the belt against the biggest group of jobbers and jabronis that he could find! As soon as he stepped into the ring with a real fighter like myself, guess what…. NO MORE CODY WILLIAMS!!!”
All Star holds the belt in the air as the boos reach fever pitch from the crowd.
Johnny Moretti: “Now he has the balls to come out here and think that people actually want to hear from him again? Well if that is tonight’s main event then I need to help Jon Page out and save this show! That is why I am going to make the real main event the very first match of the night! I am going to defend my sVo Championship belt against one of the toughest fighters on the roster….. RIGHT NOW!!”
The fans actually cheer that announcement as Johnny ‘All Star’ Moretti hands the belt to a near by referee and waves to someone from the back. The fans look to the entrance ramp to see just who Moretti has picked out as one of the toughest fighters. Is it William Vorheez? Is it Gunner Lang? Is it August Lazar? Is it Kenny Williams?…..
Johnny Moretti: “DALE NORMAN! Get out here and try and take this chance boy!”
There is nuclear heat from the crowd as the skinny rookie with a 0-11 sVo record slowly and sheepishly walks down the entrance ramp towards the ring, with no entrance music playing. Normal slowly climbs into the ring looking a little intimidated, as Johnny Moretti tosses the microphone to the outside of the ring and warms up in the corner as if he is about to wrestle the biggest match of his career.
sVo Championship Match
Johnny ‘All Star’ Moretti vs. Dale Norman
With both men in the ring, the referee calls for the bell to be rung and the action is quickly under way! Norman circles around the sVo Champion, knowing that this is the biggest opportunity of his career, whilst Johnny Moretti stands in the middle of the ring smirking at the youngster!
Norman slowly begins to make his way towards Moretti, and the sVo Champion cockily holds both hands behind his back and offers the rookie a free first punch! The fans boo the actions of the sVo Champion loudly, as Norman looks unsure if he should take the Blood Money member up on the offer! Norman eventually aims a big right hand in the direction of All Star, but he ducks out of the way at the very last second and kicks Norman in the ass to send him down to the mat.
Johnny Moretti cockily struts around the ring soaking in the boos from the fans, as Norman pulls himself up to a standing position looking more than a little embarrassed. Moretti taunts Norman to get up to his feet, and he slowly does before Moretti sends him straight back down with a big clothesline. Norman pulls himself up again, but Moretti stays on the offensive with a back spinning suplex, before making the cover on the rookie.
Norman gets a shoulder up off of the mat before the three can be counted and this one continues! Moretti grabs Norman violently by the hair and lands some mounted punches on the youngster, before pulling him to his feet and sending him to the corner of the ring with a violent Irish whip. Moretti follows up with a stiff clothesline in the corner of the ring, before stomping a mudhole in the youngster so that he is down in a seated position in the corner.
Norman looks in pain in the corner of the ring, as Moretti cockily walks back into the middle of the ring whilst taunting the crowd, before running and landing a big knee to the face of his seated opponent! Norman looks like he might be out cold after that shot, but Moretti doesn’t look too interested in going for the cover!
Moretti slowly pulls Norman up to a standing position, before bouncing the youngsters head off of the top turnbuckle. Norman staggers backwards into the waiting arms of the sVo Champion, who takes him down to the mat with a German suplex! With Norman down and hurting, Moretti rises up to a standing position and taunts to the crowd once again!
The fans boo loudly towards Moretti, as he laughs them off before signalling for his finishing move! Moretti screams at Norman to get up to his feet, before landing the ‘All Star Stunner’ in the middle of the ring, and making the cover.
It’s all over and the sVo Champion Johnny ‘All Star’ Moretti picks up the victory in a comprehensive match! All Star rises up to his feet and demands that the referee fetch his sVo Championship belt, before he celebrates in the middle of the ring as if he has just captured the Championship for the very first time. The fans boo loudly towards the mock celebration from the Champion, before Moretti smiles and waves them away.
Winner via pinfall: Johnny ‘All Star’ Moretti
The cameras head backstage after the victory for Johnny Moretti, where Jacob Izaz is standing by with Katie Smith in the interview area.
Katie Smith: “Jacob, thanks for joining me here tonight. Now what do you think of Kenneth D Williams defending his sVo Las Vegas Championship tonight against El Froggo?”
Izaz smirks at the question.
Jacob Izaz: “I think this match shows what Kenneth D Williams is all about. Is he up for defending his Championship against someone that is actually gonna push him all the way and maybe actually beat him? Is he going to defend his Championship against the best and try and become one of the best Las Vegas Champions of all time?”
Izaz empathically shakes his head.
Jacob Izaz: “NOPE! Williams is gonna be another paper champion who only defends his belt against people he thinks he can beat. Now I am going to watch the match because Williams can’t duck me forever, and when we finally step in the ring I am going to make sure that this time that belt comes home with someone who deserves it.”
Izaz nods to Smith to signal that the interview is over, as the camera fades out.
sVo Las Vegas Championship Match
Kenneth D Williams (c) vs. El Froggo
DJ Snake – Taki Taki hits the sound system and the fans watch on as the energetic El Froggo makes his way out from behind the curtain! El Froggo dances around the top of the entrance ramp, getting the crowd pumped up! El Froggo quickly makes his way down the entrance ramp, moving from side to side to slap the hands of as many fans as possible! El Froggo leaps up onto the ring apron, before valunting himself into the ring and rushing across to bounce off the nearest ropes! El Froggo leaps up to the second rope of the nearest turnbuckle before turning and posing for the crowd!
3, 2, 1, The lights in the arena begin to dim as the countdown ends and the Tron springs into life with a shot of “The Human Highlight Reel” Kenneth Williams giving the camera a few playful winks. The fans jump straight to their feet in cheer as “Family Ties” by Baby Keen & Kendrick Lamar begins to play through the sound system. The familiar adlibs of Keem accompanying the vinyl horn flutters of the classic instrumental echo throughout the arena as Kenneth Williams steps out onto the ramp.
Fire and pyro began shooting out of the stage as Kenny stands at the ramp with a playful grin as he stands at a military rest with his head cocked to the side before taking off in a full sprint to the ring, making sure to slap hands of the fans on his way. He hops onto the outside of the turnbuckle before looking out into the crowd and delivering a vicious dab with a look of disgust on his face. He hops into the ring and prepares in his corner.
The fans are on their feet for this highly anticipated match between two of the most exciting in ring talents on the sVo roster, as the referee takes the sVo Las Vegas Championship from Williams and holds it in the air in the middle of the ring to signal that it will be on the line in tonight’s match!
Both men stare up at the belt, until the referee hands it to the time keeper on the outside of the ring and calls for the bell to be rung and the action to officially get started.
The fans cheer as both men bump fists in the middle of the ring as a sign of mutual respect, before locking up. El Froggo tries to push Williams backwards, but the Champion out muscles him and pushes him up against the ropes. The referee calls for a rope break, and there is a polite round of applause from the crowd as both men oblige with a clean break.
The Champion and challenger circle around each other in the middle of the ring, but as Williams looks for another lock up, El Froggo ducks under the arms of his opponent and grabs ahold of him in a waist lock. Williams shakes his opponent off with a stiff back elbow, before taking him down to the mat with a hip toss. However El Froggo springs right back up to his feet, and returns the favor with a hip toss of his own on Williams! The fans cheer as Williams rolls back up to a standing position, but as he looks for a clothesline, El Froggo ducks and lands an impressive dropkick to the back of the Champion’s head!
Williams looks a little dazed from the dropkick as he staggers around the ring, and El Froggo looks to take advantage by bouncing off of the ropes for extra momentum before hitting a running spinning heel kick. Williams gets straight back up to his feet holding his face, but El Froggo is on hand to take him down with a head scissors! The fans cheer for the impressive move, as El Froggo follows up with a back slide to try and win the Championship.
Williams kicks out and keeps his title reign alive! El Froggo curses his luck for not getting the job done right there, as he gets back up to his feet and tries to stay on the offensive with some kicks to his opponent. El Froggo pulls Williams up to his feet and lands some stiff knife edge chops across the chest of his opponent to back him into the corner of the ring. With Williams in the corner, the fans rise to their feet as El Froggo lifts him into the air in a front face lock and positions him on the turnbuckle in a seated position! The fans cheer as El Froggo leaps up to try and land a frankensteiner off of the top rope, but Williams counters and turns it into a powerbomb!
Williams lands over El Froggo, and the referee dives down to count down his shoulders!
El Froggo manages to get a shoulder up despite the massive move from the Champion and keep his dreams of walking out as the Las Vegas Champion alive!
The fans are chanting ‘this is awesome’ as both men slowly rise up to their feet, before trading right hands in the middle for the ring. It looks like El Froggo is getting the better of the exchange, until Williams cuts him off with a knee to the midsection. El Froggo doubles over in pain, and Williams takes him down with a snap suplex, before running to the ropes and landing a ‘HiiPower’!
The move gets the fans off of their feet again, as Williams rises up and looks pumped up! El Froggo rolls around on the mat in pain, as Williams taunts to his fans for his finishing move! Williams waits for the challenger to slowly rise up to a standing position, before nailing him with the ‘Lights Out!’ The fans pop for the big move from Williams, as he makes the cover on his opponent.
It’s all over and Kenneth D Williams picks up the victory to successfully defend his Championship belt! The fans cheer the victory from the Champion, as Williams rises up to his feet and is presented with his Las Vegas Championship belt by the referee. Williams celebrates with the Championship belt in the middle of the ring as the fans cheer on the Texan!
Winner via pinfall: Kenneth D Williams
Spin the Wheel
The cameras head backstage where the oversized roulette wheel has been set up again, this time not in the office of sVo Owner Jon Page. Page is standing by though, as is the sVo Roulette Champion August Lazar and his challenger for tonight, the former sVo Hardcore Champion Orlando Fox. Page is standing in front of the wheel, while champion and challenger stand either side.
Jon Page: “Right guys, I want a good clean fight tonight. This is the first time that the belt will be defended so another history making night! Now, let’s see what match you guys will be fighting in next….”
Lazar and Fox both stare up at the wheel, as Page gives it a big spin. The wheel spins around, before finally slowing as the different match types tick by…..
Jon Page: “Alright! Table match!!! I smell ratings guys!”
Page pumps his fist in the air, but the sVo Roulette Champion looks confused.
Big Aug: “We spin wheel, we make deal…. But table match? What is this? We wrestle on tables?”
Page and Fox stare at Big Aug, wearing his ‘Big Aug=Big Trouble!’ shirt, to see if he is joking, but soon realize that the giant rookie has no idea what a table match involves.
The challenger Orlando Fox slowly walks away with a big smile on his face, as Jon Page and the nearby officials frantically try and explain the rules to the Champion for tonight’s match, which is up next!
sVo Roulette Championship Match
‘Big Aug’ August Lazar (c) vs. Orlando Fox
Boyz-N-Tha-Hood by Eazy E hits the sound system and the fans boo as Orlando Fox slowly steps out onto the top of the entrance ramp and poses for the crowd. Fox slowly makes his way down the entrance ramp, trash talking the fans in the front row as he goes. Fox soon reaches the ring and rolls under the bottom rope and steps onto the bottom rope before performing his signature taunt to the crowd, which brings out even more boos for Fox!
“Starts Right Here” by Foreign Air and Kenny Mason plays and out comes the towering form of the man called Big Aug! 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.
With both men in the ring and ready for the table match to get started, the referee holds the sVo Roulette Championship belt in the air to signal that it will be on the line in tonight’s first ever defense of the belt!
The referee hands the Championship belt to the outside of the ring, and Fox quickly tries to get the jump on the Champion by running across and nailing a right hand to the face of Big Aug before the bell is even rung! Fox backs Lazar into the corner of the ring with the big rights and lefts, before grabbing the big man by the arm and trying to send him corner to corner. However Lazar uses his strength to reverse the Irish whip and send Fox into the corner of the ring. Fox stops himself from hitting the turnbuckle just in time, before landing a back elbow strike to the face of the on rushing August Lazar.
Lazar stumbles away holding his face in pain, and Fox runs at him before landing a big chop block to the back of his leg! With Lazar down on one leg, Fox tees off on the Champion with some big punches as the fans boo loudly. Fox waits for Lazar to get up to his feet, before taking him down with an impressive spinebuster. With Lazar down on the mat, the fans rise to their feet as Fox climbs out of the ring in search of some hardware!
Fox pulls up the ring apron and reaches under the ring, before pulling out a classic wooden table! The fans cheer as Fox slides the table into the ring, before climbing in himself! However Lazar cuts Fox off with some right hands as he gets into the ring, before sending him into the ring ropes. Fox bounces back into the middle of the ring and Lazar lands a big boot to the face of the former sVo Hardcore Champion.
With Fox down and hurting, Lazar grabs the table and drags it to the corner of the ring, before positioning it in the corner, leaning up against the turnbuckle. Lazar Fox up to his feet and positions him standing up against the table, before taking a walk back to the opposite corner of the ring! The fans rise to their feet as Lazar runs across the ring looking for a modified ‘Dikembe’ on his opponent to put him through the table, however Fox sees the big man coming and dives out of the way, causing Lazar to go crashing through the table!
All eyes turn to the referee, but he calls for the match to continue as Lazar put himself through the table rather than being put through the table by his opponent!
Fox argues with the referee about the decision, as Lazar lays in the wreckage of the broken table, regretting his rookie error!
Fox finally gives up arguing with the referee and climbs back out of the ring to take advantage of August Lazar’s position and grab another table! Fox pulls another table out from under the ring to the big cheers from the crowd, before sliding it back into the ring. Fox rolls back into the ring, before setting the table up in the middle of the ring!
Fox stomps away on Lazar who is still in the wreckage of the table in the corner of the ring, before picking up bits of the table wood and smashing it over the head of the champion! Fox finally pulls Lazar up to his feet and drags him over towards the table! Fox tries to set Lazar up for ‘The Remedy’, but Lazar counters with a back body drop! The fans cheer as Fox staggers back up to his feet, only for Lazar to grab hold of him and lift him into the air, before tossing him through the table with the ‘Dunked On’! The referee quickly calls for the bell and this one is all over!
Lazar rises up to his feet slowly and is presented with the Championship belt by the referee. Lazar celebrates the victory whilst the referee checks on Orlando Fox, with Lazar knowing that he was close to losing out in tonight’s match!
Winner via stipulation: August Lazar
The cameras head backstage to the parking lot of the Goodfellas Casino Arena, where a limo is slowly pulling into the area. The waiting paparazzi and film crews quickly spring into life as the camera zooms in on the license plate which reads ‘220”.
After a few seconds there is a big pop from the crowd as the limo door pops open and out steps the ‘Hollywood Rockstar’ Cody Williams! The former sVo Champion waves to the crowd, before slowly walking past them and into the building as security tries to hold the media back.
Cody Williams is in the building and will be addressing the crowd later tonight after losing his belt to Johnny Moretti at Seasons Beatings 2021 and being forced to retire!
#1 Contenders Match
Gunner Lang vs. William Vorheez
The familiar riff of AC/DC’s Thunderstruck fills the arena. As the pyro goes off on the entranceway Gunner Lang explodes onto the entrance ramp shooting off his own pyro from a gun while the sVo Tron shows Gunner and a band playing his entrance music. The fans are on their feet cheering and shout ‘Gunner’ along with the song. Gunner drops the pyro gun and runs down to the ring slapping hands with the fans and giving devil horns. He slides into the ring under the bottom rope and proceeds to take off his shirt and bandanna throwing them into the crowd.
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.
With both men in the ring, the referee calls for the bell to be rung and there is a huge cheer from the crowd as both men slowly move towards each other to get things started! With both men wanting to get their hands on Johnny ‘All Star’ Moretti as well as the sVo Championship belt, neither man looks like he wants to make a mistake early on as they feel each other out, waiting for the other to make the first move.
Vorheez finally aims a big right hand at the head of Lang, but Lang ducks under the haymaker and lays into the former 2x sVo Champion with some big right hands. Lang backs Vorheez into the corner of the ring with the big punches, before Vorheez fights back with a head butt. Lang staggers back into the ring holding his face in pain, and Vorheez bounces off of the ring ropes before landing a big boot to the face of his opponent!
William Vorheez stands over Gunner Lang and taunts to the fans, before bringing the former Las Vegas Champion up to a standing position. Vorheez lands some right hands to Gunner, before sending him into the ring ropes. Gunner bounces back into the middle of the ring, and Vorheez takes him down to the mat with a big back body drop, before bouncing into the ring ropes himself and landing an elbow drop onto his opponent. With Lang down and hurting, Vorheez drops down and hooks to the leg to make the cover.
It looked like William Vorheez was going to earn the #1 contenders match right there, only for Lang to get a shoulder up at the very last second! Vorheez looks down at his opponent and shakes his head, before rising up to his feet and pulling Lang up. Gunner Lang tries to fight back with some big punches, but Vorheez cuts him off with a knee to the midsection, before landing an impressive spinebuster in the middle of the ring. Lang holds his back in pain, but Vorheez keeps on the offensive as he hits a double arm DDT in the middle of the ring!
With Lang not moving, the fans rise up to their feet as William Vorheez signals for his finishing move! Vorheez pulls Lang up and positions him for the ‘Wrath of Vorheez’, however before he can hit the finisher, Lang counters with a back body drop!
Vorheez staggers up to his feet looking stunned, and Lang manages to follow up with a short arm clothesline! The fans pop for Lang as he stomps away on William Vorheez as he tries to get to his feet. Vorheez throws a big right hand to try and get back on the offense, but Lang ducks under the arm of his opponent before landing an elevated gut buster! Lang signals to the crowd to try and get some extra momentum, before taunting Vorheez to get to his feet! Vorheez slowly staggers up, and Lang lands a diving spear onto the former sVo Champion! With Vorheez down, Lang makes the cover.
Everyone in the arena thought it was over there, but somehow Vorheez manages to kick out! Lang doesn’t stop as he quickly pulls Vorheez up to his feet and sends him into the corner of the ring with an Irish whip! With Vorheez in the corner, Lang runs at him looing for a ‘Boomer-Lang’, but as he does Vorheez grabs the referee into the way to absorb the blow! Lang lands the big splash in the corner but wipes out the referee and Vorheez!
Lang looks confused for a few seconds, but follows up with the ‘Gunner Struck’ on Vorheez, before making the cover! However as Lang looks over to check on the referee, he isn’t moving! Lang gets up to his feet and tries to wake the referee, but as he does there are loud boos from the crowd as Bronson Johnson and JD James rush down the entrance ramp!
JD James jumps up onto the ring apron to distract Gunner Lang, whilst Bronson Johnson rolls into the ring on the opposite side! Johnson knocks Lang down with a double axe handle to the back of the head, before stomping away on Lang!
The boos continue loudly as Bronson Johnson stomps away on Gunner Lang, before Vorheez gets up to his feet! Bronson Johnson locks eyes with Vorheez, and the former sVo Champion doesn’t look too happy about the interference! Bronson Johnson backs away before climbing out of the ring, not wanting a part of Vorheez! As Bronson Johnson and JD James make their way back up the entrance ramp, Vorheez pulls Gunner Lang up to his feet, before landing the ‘Wrath of Vorheez’ in the middle of the ring! The fans pop for the move as Vorheez makes the cover as the referee begins to come around!
It’s all over and William Vorheez is the official #1 contender! Vorheez rises up to his feet and has his arm raised in the air in victory, accepting the victory despite not being delighted about how it went down! The fans cheer Vorheez on as he looks down at Gunner Lang knowing he has been in a hell of a battle, before climbing out of the ring.
Winner via pinfall: William Vorheez
One Final Bow
Ring Announcer: “Ladies and gentlemen, please help me welcome… “The Hollywood Rockstar”…. COOODDDYYYYYY WILLLLLIIAAAAAMMSSSSS!!!”
The lights suddenly dim and the Goodfellas Casino Arena erupts as the drum solo and electric guitar riffs of “Robot Rock” by Daft Punk hits the sound system. Smoke fills the entrance ramp while pink, purple and gold lights flash in the arena. “The Hollywood Rockstar” Cody Williams steps out onto the ramp, wearing a blue suit and yellow colored tie, to a huge ovation as he looks out into the crowd. He stops at the top of the ramp and closes his eyes, soaking it in and internalizing the roars of the crowd. He gingerly makes his way down the ramp, still feeling the effects of his epic showdown with Johnny All Star at Season’s Beatings, and climbs into the ring where he is handed a microphone.
Cody Williams: “At Season’s Beatings…”
***THANK YOU CODY***
(clap, clap, clap clap clap)
***THANK YOU CODY***
(clap, clap, clap clap clap)
He lowers the microphone and grins, nodding his heads to the chants.
Cody Williams: “Thank you, I…”
***THANK YOU CODY***
(clap, clap, clap clap clap)
***THANK YOU CODY***
(clap, clap, clap clap clap)
Now fighting back tears, he raises his hand up to his mouth as he begins to choke up.
Cody Williams: “Thank you, I appreciate each and every one of you. Really, I do.”
The crowd continues to cheer, giving him a standing ovation. He presses his hands together and thanks the crowd as the cheers turn into polite golf claps.
Cody Williams: “When I was approached to appear at the Immortals show, I didn’t know what kind of reception I was going to get. But when I heard the energy of the crowd and the response that I got, I knew… I knew that there was no question about it that I had come back.”
He pauses for a moment.
Cody Williams: “Fast forward to Vendetta where I made my return and invoked my championship clause, and I became the sVo Champion.”
“The Hollywood Rockstar” removes his sunglasses and places them into his breast pocket.
Cody Williams: “13 years. 13 years it took me to finally win the sVo Championship and it was the most beautiful feeling in the world because not only did it validate my career, not only did it make all of the miles, the blood, the sweat the tears, the sacrifices worth it… I got to do it in front of all of you, the ones who have supported me from day one on this journey and that win wasn’t just about me.. It was about you.”
He looks out into the crowd.
Cody Williams: “It was about each and everyone of you that have been with me every step of the way. And I made it a point to give everyone who wouldn’t be afforded the opportunity to challenge for the sVo championship the chance. Because For 13 years, I knew that if I was given the chance, if I was given the opportunity to prove that I was the best, that I would have turned a lot of heads, proved the doubters wrong, and been a fighting champion.”
He takes a moment to look out into the crowd.
Cody Williams: “I want to give a special shout out to Kyle McRae, August Lazar, and Scott Washington. Those three stepped up to the plate when they were given the chance and they knocked it out of the park. They may not have won the sVo Championship but they proved that they have what it takes to be that next-level, top-tier talent, and I hope that they continue to show all of you and the entire world that they are the future of this company and this business.”
He nods his head as the crowd applauds his acknowledgement of his most recent challenger’s efforts. He then starts to scratch the back of his head and stares at the canvas.
Cody Williams: “But I guess it’s time to address the elephant in the room now right? Four weeks ago, I put everything on the line. The sVo Championship, my body, and my career. The scars left on my body are something that will remind me of when I was willing to risk it all in order to prove I was a fighting, deserving champion. But these scars on my body will also serve as a reminder of when I lost not only my championship but my career.”
Cody Williams: “And I am a man of my word. Johnny All Star was the better man that night, maybe the result would have been different any other night, but at Season’s Beatings he was the better man. And because of that, I am here to announce my retirement.”
***PLEASE DON’T GO!***
***PLEASE DON’T GO!***
***PLEASE DON’T GO!***
Cody Williams: “I lost fair and square, and I will uphold my end of the bargain. Look, off and on for 13 years I have bled sVo and carried its banner wherever I went. I have had a tremendous career here, and over the years some of us have come and gone. People like… Night.”
Cody Williams: “People like… Roscoe Shame.”
Cody Williams: “And people like my rival… Nathan Paradine.”
Cody Williams: “We have been called and referred to as the pillars of sVo as we proudly stuck with this company and built this company from the ground up. But as the sun has set for our careers, all of you, the fans have stuck with the sVo through thick and thin. And because of you, sVo is still alive and well.”
Cody Williams: “I have won Organized Chaos, I have won the Tag Team championship, TapOut Championship, a two-time International Champion, sVo Champion… Triple Crown… Grand Slam… And I couldn’t of had the career I’ve had without all of your support… So thank you! Thank you!”
***HALL OF FAME!***
***HALL OF FAME!***
***HALL OF FAME!***
“The Hollywood Rockstar” nods his head to the chants and flashes a smile.
Cody Williams: “If Jon Page and the sVo call and tell me that they want to induct me into the hall of fame, I will gladly accept and be on the first plane to Las Vegas!”
The capacity crowd erupts.
Cody Williams: “But now, as this chapter of my in-ring career has come to an end, I now get to be the person that I was meant to be. A Husband and a Father.”
He looks out into the crowd and the camera cuts to his Wife and child in the front row.
Cody Williams: “Sasha, thank you for your love and support throughout the years. You let me live out this dream of mine, and were with me every step of the way. You picked me up when I was down, and you gave me the motivation to keep pushing when times were rough. You made me see things in myself that I didn’t see. I love you so much. And Cody Jr. You got to see Daddy do his thing and be a super hero and role model to you and millions of other kids around the world. Thank you for allowing me to share myself with others and for gifting me with the greatest gift of all. Having you as my Son and being your Dad. But share time is over Son…”
He starts to tear up.
Cody Williams: “Daddy’s coming home…”
The shot cuts to his family at ringside who are in tears, blowing kisses to Cody and waving to him from their seats.
Cody Williams: “From the bottom of my heart.. To Jon Page, all of the boys in the back, everyone that I had the pleasure of sharing this ring with, and to all of you that have supported me and the sVo since day one. Thank you…”
He raises the microphone into the air and waves to the crowd. “Robot Rock” hits the sound system for the final time as he takes a bow at each side of the ring and blows kisses to the crowd before climbing out of the ring. He makes his way to ringside where he gives his wife Sasha a kiss and gives Cody Jr. a big hug.
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He makes his way around the ring and slaps hands with each and every fan as he starts heading up the ramp. He pauses for a few selfies with fans before he ends up settling at the top of the ramp. Cody’s eyes start to swell up once more as tears start to flow down his face. He closes his eyes and takes in a deep breath as he waves to the crowd for his final goodbye.
Suddenly he drops in a heap onto the rampway.
IT’S JOHNNY ALL STAR MORETTI!
HE JUST DECKED HIM WITH THE SVO CHAMPIONSHIP TO THE BACK OF THE HEAD!
CODY LIES ON THE GROUND, MOTIONLESS, UNCONSCIOUS BY THE VICIOUS ATTACK FROM THE SVO CHAMPION JOHNNY ALL STAR.
THAT SON OF A BITCH!
Johnny ‘All Star’ Moretti kneels besides Cody and slowly waves goodbye to him before whispering.
Johnny Moretti: “Na, na, na, na… Hey, hey, hey… Goodbye…”
He stands upright and holds the sVo Championship high into the air as the sVo Copyright logo appears on the bottom of the screen.