sVo Sunday Night Showdown 143
Live on the HOTv Network on PWA:TV
Goodfellas Casino Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada
8th January 2023
After the intro for the PWA, 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 the HOTv network on PWA:TV to the broadcast and begin to break down some of the action that will take place on tonight’s show!
Tonight we will see Hall of Fame member Night in action in the main event, former Tag Team Champions the Black Brothers taking on former MVW Tag Team Champions the Southern Boys as well as a Roulette Championship showdown with Hugo Ryzing challenging Hiro Ryuu for the gold!
Previously on sVo Seasons Beatings 2022
- Jacob Izaz defended the Las Vegas Championship successfully against Carny Sinclair.
- Kyle McRae was unsuccesful when he took on Hiro Ryuu for the Roulette Championship, trying to bounce back from back to back losses against HOW’s Xander Azula.
- Kenneth D Williams shocked the world by defeating Curtis Knight and getting some revenge for the backstage attack.
- Blood Money defeated former MVW Tag Team Champions the Southern Boys with the sVo Tag Team Championships on the line.
- In a battle of legends, Night defeated William Vorheez.
- In the main event Bobby Dean cashed in his Roulette Championship ten defence streak for a shot at the old belt he has never won in the sVo, the sVo Championship, however could not defeat Big Aug who defended the gold for the first time.
Tag Team Match
The Southern Boys vs. The Black Brothers
The cameras head backstage to the office of sVo Owner Jon Page, with the boss taking in the action from the opening tag team match of the night on a giant screen opposite his desk. Suddenly there is a knock at the door, and into the office walks JD James. The crowd boo upon seeing the sight of the legendary manager, as he walks confidently into the office and shakes hands with Page.
JD James: “Boss! You wanted to see me?”
Page nods his head as JD James goes to sit down in the chair opposite the bosses desk.
Jon Page: “No, no, don’t sit down, this won’t take long at all!”
JD James looks a little put out as he stands back up straight.
Jon Page: “Tonight your client Bronson has a match against Kyle McRae….”
James nods along in agreement.
Jon Page: “I just wanted to let you know that if Bronson lays down a beating on McRae tonight, and I mean LAYS DOWN a BEATING….. Then there might be a Las Vegas Championship shot up for grabs for Bronson next time out on Showdown….. I think you know what to do!”
Page smiles as he shakes the hand of JD James again. James grins ear to ear as he pats Page on the shoulder, before quickly exiting the office to relay the message, as the scene fades out.
Kyle McRae vs. Bronson Johnson
Target on his Head
After the decisive victory for Bronson Johnson over the Scottish superstar Kyle McRae, the fans boo as the cameras head backstage to the Blood Money locker room, with all four members of the group in attendance. Cleary not ready for battle tonight and wearing dark suits, the group look to be in high spirits.
Anthony Moretti: “No sign of him at all?”
The question is direct at Junior Gambino, who shakes his head. Moretti looks back at his half brother Johnny Moretti for some guidance.
Johnny Moretti: “No surprise there, he lost out on the biggest match of his life at Seasons Beatings when everyone expected him to win. I am sure he hit the bottle pretty hard, wouldn’t be surprised if Las Vegas is dry of Jack Daniels right now….”
Anthony Moretti laughs a little, before looking back at Barone and Gambino.
Anthony Moretti: “Well with that being said, Dean will show up sooner or later. Let’s make sure we show him how unwelcome he is when he does.”
Barone and Gambino nod agreeably as the scene fades out, with Bobby Dean seemingly having a target on his back!
Kenneth D Williams vs. Athena
The fans cheer loudly as the referee raises Kenneth D Williams’s arm in the air in victory, after defeating Athena as well as Curtis Knight only a few weeks ago! However the celebrations for the ‘Human Highlight Reel’ don’t last for long, as Curtis Knight climbs into the ring behind his back before knocking him down to the floor.
The referee tries for a few seconds to restore order, but Knight pushes him away, before he and Athena put the boots to Kenneth D Williams on the mat! The fans continue to boo loudly at the cowardly attack from the Power Couple, but suddenly there is a pop as down the entrance ramp storms Darwin Jones!
Knight and Athena look shocked at the appearance of Darwin Jones, the brother of Athena, who looks pissed as he storms down the entrance ramp! Jones climbs into the ring and puts himself between Knight & Athena and the downed body of Kenneth D Williams! The fans boo loudly as Jones trash talks with his sister and brother in law, as Kenneth D Williams slowly begins to get to his feet behind him!
Athena and Curtis Knight don’t look too pleased with the interruption, until suddenly Darwin Jones spins and wipes out Kenneth D Williams with a big lariat!
The crowd are stunned into silence for a few seconds, before loudly booing as Darwin Jones high fives Knight and Athena! The boos continue to ring out around the arena as Jones, Knight and Athena stand united in the middle of the ring over the broken body of Kenneth D Williams, as Showdown heads to a commercial break!
Roulette Championship Match
Hiro Ryuu vs. Hugo Ryzing
PRIME’d and Ready
We head backstage, once again to the office of Jon Page where the sVo Owner is watching the celebrations of Hiro Ryuu on the screen, looking impressed after his big win over Hugo Ryzing to defend the Roulette Championship.
Once again Page is interrupted by a knock at the door, with once again JD James entering the office, this time with a massive smile on his face.
JD James: “How about that Page! Bronson well and truly defeated McRae out there earlier! When should we get the contact for the Las Vegas Championship signed?”
Page looks in disbelief at JD James for a few seconds, causing James to wonder what is wrong.
Jon Page: “Las Vegas Championship? There will be no Las Vegas Championship match after that showing!”
Page begins to raise his voice, as JD James takes a few steps back in surprise.
JD James: “But, but, but you said earlier….”
Page looks annoyed.
Jon Page: “I said if Bronson Johnson DESTROYED Kyle McRae then he would be rewarded. You don’t get a title match for beating McRae one, two, three…. If the matches with Azula have taught me anything its that anyone can do that! I wanted McRae destroyed out there! Get out of my sight!”
JD James begins to protest, but Page waves him away with a flick of the hand. JD James looks dejected as he leaves the office and closes the door behind him. As he does, Page reaches into his pocket and pulls out his iPhone, before dialling in a number.
Jon Page: “Hi, LT? Good, I need a favour……”
Tag Team Match
The Canadian Connection vs. British Hospitality
Carving Up the Competition
The cameras head backstage, and there are loud boos from the crowd watching on the giant screen as we see the four members of Blood Money walking towards the Gorilla Position! However before they can reach the last part of the arena before getting ringside, they are stopped in their tracks by William Vorheez and the Black Brothers who are standing by!
The two factions begin to square up to each other, before Vorheez and Johnny Moretti, the two rivals who have recently had somewhat of a truce, step forward.
William Vorheez: “Where are you boys heading?”
Moretti looks Vorheez up and down, the man he has had many wars over the sVo Championship with.
Johnny Moretti: “We are heading out to ringside, lay a beating on Night and that paper Champion if he decides to make an appearance…. What’s it to you?”
William Vorheez: “Sounds like exactly our plan, and I think we were here first….”
The two groups get ready to throw down for a few seconds, until cooler heads prevail.
Johnny Moretti: “Well as long as you get the job done, sounds like we get what we want. We will put our feet up and wait for Bobby Dean to pop his fat head up then…. Don’t let us down.”
Moretti aggressively pats Vorheez on the shoulder, before backing away, causing a smirk on Vorheez’s face.
Night vs. BIG BOSS Batts
Countdown to Violence
Night rises up to his feet after the tough battle, and has his arm raised in the air in victory as his winning return to the sVo continues! However the celebrations are short lived as down the entrance ramp walks William Vorheez & the Black Brothers! Night sees the three giants coming his way and gets ready to fight!
The fans boo loudly the arrival of the three giants, but Night looks more surprised by the fact that BIG BOSS Batts rises up to his feet and prepares to fight alongside him! Vorheez and the Black Brothers slide into the ring and begin to trade big rights and lefts with Night and Batts, before the numbers game quickly becomes too much for the pair who have just gone toe to toe!
However this doesn’t last for long, as there is a big pop from the crowd as down the entrance ramp runs the sVo Champion August Lazar and BIG Kahuna Ali’i! The pair dive into the ring to tilt the numbers game in their advantage, causing Vorheez and the Black Brothers to quickly retreat! The fans cheer loudly as Night and BIG Trouble hold the ring, with Night and August Lazar staring each other down in an uneasy alliance.
August Lazar takes the chance to hold the sVo Championship high over his head in the face of Night, causing a smile to grow over the face of the former Champion, who takes a few steps back and motions for a Championship belt around his waist! With August Lazar and Night destined to clash soon, who will come out on top?