sVo Uprising #004
Goodfellas Casino Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada
21st November 2021
The entrance video package for Uprising begins, accompanied by the theme song of ‘Uprising’ by Artificial Intelligence 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 ‘Uprising’ 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, including a main event which will see two former Tag Team Champions battle each other as Scott Washington takes on CJ Dreamer!
A Question of Fate
The cameras head backstage to the office of Jon Page, where the sVo Owner is standing by with pretty red haired interview Katie Smith, who as always has a microphone in hand. Page is sitting behind his desk, dressed in a dark suit, but on the desk sits something that the sVo fans have not seen before, a brand new Championship belt! The belt, which has red and black diamonds in the front of it in the shape of a roulette wheel, glistens under the lights in the bosses office.
Katie Smith: “Mr Page, you wanted to start the show off tonight with an announcement?”
Page sweeps his hand over the belt, showing it off to the camera.
Jon Page: “That’s right Katie, I wanted to take the chance to introduce the fans of the sVo to this new prize that will be up for grabs for the sVo roster to compete for – the brand new sVo Roulette Championship!”
Smith nods her head, looking impressed at the belt as Page picks it up and shows it off to the camera.
Jon Page: “You see this will be a belt that will make some big names for the future of the sVo, I am sure of it. Not only will the holder of this championship belt have to defend it regularly, but they will also have the stipulation of their defense decided by the spin of a roulette wheel!”
Page puts the heavy belt back down on the desk, facing the camera.
Jon Page: “Now competition is sure to be hot for this belt, which is why tonight an eight-person tournament will begin with the first half of the first round, with the finals being held at the Seasons Beatings PPV on the 26th December where the inaugural champion will be crowned! To all the competitors I wish you the best of luck and for the odds to be in your favor!”
The camera zooms in on the new Roulette Championship belt, before fading out.
Tag Team Match
The Starr Brothers vs. Patriot Act
‘Man in the Box’ by the Alice in Chains hits and there is a small cheer from the crowd as the team of Darren Starr & Simon Starr walk out onto the top of the entrance ramp! Both Starr brothers signal to both sides of the crowd before quickly making their way down the entrance ramp and diving headfirst into the ring.
‘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.
With Dallas Jordan prowling around the ringside area, Simon Starr and Lance Abbot prepare to get the tag team match started off for their teams as the referee calls for the bell!
With Patriot Act knowing that a win will move them up the tag team rankings to #1 contenders, Abbot grabs hold of Simon Starr and lands a few stiff forearm shots before sending him into the ropes. Simon Starr bounces back into the middle of the ring, and Abbot takes him down with an impressive side head lock takedown. The crowd boo as Abbot keeps the side head lock on Simon Starr on the mat, before his opponent is able to wriggle free.
Simon Starr quickly gets to his feet and throws some right hands at Abbot, but Abbot manages to block one of the punches before firing back with a big head butt. Simon Starr staggers backwards, and Lance Abbot grabs him before taking him down to the mat with a snap suplex before making the tag out to Travis Armstrong.
Dallas Jordan continues to cheer his team mates on from the outside of the ring despite the loud boos from the crowd, as Armstrong stomps away on Simon Starr as he tries to get back to his feet. Simon Starr tries to crawl towards the out stretched arm of his partner Darren Starr, but Armstrong pulls him up to his feet before hitting another impressive snap suplex. However Armstrong doesn’t give Simon Starr any chance to rest, as he keeps his grasp locked on his opponent and brings him to his feet before dropping him with a brainbuster in the middle of the ring! The fans continue to boo as Armstrong makes the cover.
No! Darren Starr is in to break the cover!
Dallas Jordan complains loudly to the referee on the outside of the ring at the interference, as Darren Starr reluctantly heads back to his corner of the ring and holds his arm out for the tag from Simon Starr! Armstrong has other ideas however, as he pounds away on Simon Starr with some big mounted punches. Simon Starr is pulled up to his feet by Travis Armstrong who looks to put him away with a German suplex, however Simon Starr manages to block the move before going behind his opponent with a standing switch! The fans cheer as Simon Starr takes down Armstrong with a desperate side Russian leg sweep, before crawling to his corner!
There is a big pop as Armstrong tries to grab the leg of Simon Starr to stop him making the cover, only for Simon Starr to finally manage to dive across and tag out to Darren Starr! Darren Starr hops straight over the top rope and runs through Travis Armstrong with a clothesline, before running across and knocking Lance Abbot off of the ring apron with a spinning heel kick! Dallas Jordan looks incensed on the outside of the ring, but he gets some too as Darren Starr hits the ropes on the opposite side of the ring before hitting a suicide dive through the ropes to wipe out Jordan!
The fans cheer loudly as Darren Starr rolls back into the ring, but as he does he is grabbed from behind by Travis Armstrong. Armstrong looks for a backbreaker, but Darren Starr blocks and then hits an arm drag on Armstrong. Armstrong quickly rises up to his feet, but Darren Starr is there with a jawbreaker followed up with an inverted neckbreaker! The fans cheer loudly as Darren Starr takes advantage of his opponents being down to head to the top rope, before leaping off as Armstrong gets to his feet and catching him with a top rope dropkick! With Armstrong down after the perfect top rope dropkick, Darren Starr makes the cover!
Th… No! Abbot is in at the very last second to break the cover!
The Starr Brothers thought that they had the match won right there, and the fans boo loudly as the referee has to restrain Abbot back into his corner of the ring. Darren Starr waits for Armstrong to get to his feet, but with the referee distracted, the boos get even louder as Dallas Jordan rolls into the ring behind Darren Starr! Jordan spins Darren Starr around and plants him with a DDT in the middle of the ring behind the back of the referee, before rolling back out of the ring!
Simon Starr complains to the referee as he turns around wondering what has happened! Armstrong tries to take advantage as he leaps down onto Darren Starr to make the cover.
Darren Starr kicks out at the last second! The fans cheer the Starr Brothers on, as Armstrong rolls across to his corner and makes the tag out to Lance Abbot. Lance Abbot leaps into the ring and gets between the Starr Brothers so they can’t make a tag, before taking Darren Starr down with a belly to belly suplex. Abbot then flips Darren Starr over and locks in the ankle lock in the middle of the ring!
Darren Starr desperately reaches out for the bottom rope to break the hold, but Dallas Jordan rushes around and pulls Simon Starr down off of the ring apron so that he can’t break the submission!
The boos ring out around the arena as Abbot twists even harder on the ankle lock, and Darren Starr is forced to tap!
The boos ring out around the arena as Lance Abbot releases the hold, but stomps Darren Starr out of the ring, as Travis Armstrong and Dallas Jordan climb into the squared circle. The Starr Brothers re-group on the outside of the ring as Patriot Act celebrate with their arms in the air, knowing that they have separated themselves from the pack in the tag team rankings to become the new number one contenders!
Winners via submission: Patriot Act
The Uprising of Opportunity
We head backstage where sVo interviewer and correspondent Katie Smith in standing in front of the Uprising backdrop.
Katie Smith: “We all know that Uprising is the place to be and where you can catch the newest crop of up and coming stars. And my guest is here, just like last week, catching a glimpse of the future… He is the sVo Champion, “The Hollywood Rockstar” Cody Williams.
The crowd erupts as the shot zooms out revealing Cody Williams, wearing a navy suit with a maroon tie and white pocket square and his signature designer sunglasses.
Katie Smith: “Cody, welcome back to Uprising.”
Cody Williams: “The pleasure is all mine.”
Katie Smith: “Last week, you defended your championship against Kyle McRae and afterwards, Johnny All Starr came out demanding a rematch. What are your thoughts on Jon Page allowing him the chance to pick a secondary stipulation for your upcoming title defense at Season’s Beatings?”
Cody Williams: “I will address that in due time. But what I’m doing on Showdown and my title defense against All Starr isn’t important right now. That’s not why I’m here. This is Uprising, the proving ground, the show where the up and comers showcase their talent for an opportunity…”
Katie Smith: “Then I beg to ask the question, what brings you here to Uprising?”
Cody Williams: “I’m here for the same reason I was here last week. I wanted to see the future of the sVo. Since I came back I’ve been throwing around the word opportunity. And last Uprising I said that I was going to give people that normally wouldn’t get their chance to shine, the opportunity to do so. And after seeing the drive, the hunger, the passion of the wrestlers here last week…”
He removes his sunglasses and hangs them on his breast pocket.
Cody Williams: “I am here to announce that I will defend my sVo Championship against the winner of tonight’s main event at the next Uprising!”
The crowd cheers at the announcement.
Katie Smith: “What happens if the person who answers your Showdown open challenge defeats you for the championship?”
Cody Williams: “There’s no ‘if’… I will see you, the winner of tonight’s main event, and all of you…. At the next Uprising!”
“The Hollywood Rockstar” turns to the camera and winks, puts his sunglasses back on, and exits from camera view.
Katie Smith: “You heard it here first… Cody Williams will defend the sVo Championship against tonight’s main event winner on Uprising in two week’s time! Now, let’s get back to the action!”
Roulette Championship Tournament Quarter Final Match
HyperNova vs. Big Aug
Sash! – Encore Une Fois hits the sound system and the arena fills with boos as the young French star HyperNova steps out onto the top of the entrance ramp, with his manager Victoria Isabel Patience by his side. Flashlights go off up and down the entrance ramp as HyperNova marches down towards the ring as if he is on a fashion runway. Victoria Isabel Patience slowly walks behind him as HyperNova stops just short of the ring, and poses for the nearest camera. The boos continue as HyperNova slowly climbs into the ring, before using the nearest turnbuckle as a hammock and relaxing with his feet up on the ropes.
“Starts Right Here” by Foreign Air and Kenny Mason plays and out comes the towering form of the man called Big Aug! “Big Aug” August Lazar puts a hand on his forehead and scans the crowd before heading towards the ring slowly. The big man then 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 a chance to progress in the tournament and get a chance to become the first ever sVo Roulette Championship, both HyperNova and Big Aug look hyped up for the match as the referee calls for the bell to be rung to get the contest officially started!
HyperNova and Big Aug circle around each other in the middle of the ring, before both moving forward to lock up. However HyperNova side steps the lock up, before driving a knee hard into the midsection of the rookie. Big Aug doubles over in pain, and HyperNova hits a big uppercut to stun Big Aug, before landing a spinning kick to send him into the corner of the ring. The fans boo the Frenchman as he follows up on his Romanian opponent with a running forearm strike in the corner!
The Frenchman HyperNova arrogantly walks back into the middle of the ring with a big smile on his face from the opening exchange, as VIP claps her client on from the outside of the ring. However the smile of HyperNova is soon wiped off of his face, as he turns around and is smashed with a big boot from an on rushing Big Aug!
The fans pop for the big move from August Lazar, as he follows up by scooping HyperNova to his feet and dropping him with a body slam in the middle of the ring! VIP looks horrified on the outside of the ring as Lazar makes the cover and looks for the early win.
HyperNova manages to get a shoulder up off of the mat and keep himself alive in the tournament! HyperNova staggers back up to his feet, but Big Aug stays on the offensive as he lands a big head butt, before throwing his opponent into the ropes. Big Aug takes off in the direction of the opposite ring ropes, before bouncing back and meeting HyperNova with a big running body avalanche in the middle of the ring!
Lazar looks in firm control of the match as he rises up to his feet and soaks in the cheers from the crowd! However the cheers soon turn to boos as VIP hops up onto the ring apron and begins to trash talk the big man! Lazar looks amused at the trash talk from VIP, who barely can see over the top rope compared to the 7’4” frame of the former basketball player, but as the referee tries to order VIP down off of the ring apron, HyperNova catches Big Aug with a surprise low blow from behind!
Big Aug sinks to his knees, and the referee turns around in time to see HyperNova hit a running knee strike to the face of his kneeling opponent! The boos continue to sound out around the arena as HyperNova jumps into the ring and hits a springboard moonsault onto Big Aug into the cover, as he looks to break the undefeated start of his opponents sVo career!
VIP had three fingers in the air to celebrate the three count, but it never comes as Big Aug’s shoulder shoots off of the ring mat just before the referee’s hand can count the cover! HyperNova shakes his head in disbelief at not getting the three, as he screams at the referee before looking for another springboard moonsault to put his opponent away, however this time Big Aug has the move scouted and gets his knees up!
HyperNova stumbles up to his feet holding his midsection in pain, but as he does Lazar comes running at him with a running shoulder yelling out “not today!” to hit the ‘Dikembe’! The fans pop for the big move, but Lazar isn’t done there as he signals for his finishing move!
VIP can do little but watch from the outside of the ring, as Lazar waits for HyperNova to get to his feet before landing the ‘Dunked On’! There is another big pop from the crowd for the finisher from the popular newcomer, as Lazar follows up by making the cover!
It’s all over and it is Big Aug who progresses to the next round! Lazar smiles widely as he rises up to his feet and has his arm raised in the air in victory yet again, as VIP throws a fit on the outside of the ring!
Winner via pinfall: August Lazar
Opportunity Knocked (Out)
The cameras head backstage where there is a scramble as backstage staff rush amongst a voice shouting loudly for help. The camera crew spots the scene and quickly follows the medics and referees, as they rush through the corridors to find CJ Dreamer laying on the floor in a pool of his own blood, with sVo Owner Jon Page kneeling over him and trying to put the former Tag Team Champion into the recovery position.
Jon Page: “Quick, someone get in here and check him over!”
The medics rush into position and check over the vitals of Dreamer, as Page takes a few steps back, the blood of Dreamer smeared down his suit.
Page anxiously looks around to see what could have happened, when all of a sudden, his own sister walks into the scene.
Amy Page: “What’s happened here then?”
The sVo Owner looks over at his sister, and suddenly a look of realization spreads across his face.
Jon Page: “Someone seems to have taken Dreamer out and busted him up pretty bad… strange really just after Cody Williams offers the winner of tonight’s main event the chance for a sVo Championship shot… and Dreamer was due to go up against your client in that very main event….”
Amy Page smirks and shrugs her shoulders.
Amy Page: “Wow what terrible luck! What you gonna do eh?”
The sVo Owner shakes his head in disappointment, as Amy Page puts a hand on his shoulder.
Amy Page: “Don’t worry brother, I will get an opponent sorted to make sure the show can go on… No doubt you need to head to the hospital with old CJ here?”
Jon Page looks down at CJ Dreamer, before slowly shaking his head and turning away from his smiling sister as the scene fades out.
Roulette Championship Tournament Quarter Final Match
Hiro Ryuu vs. Yoshi Ono
‘Starman’ by David Bowie hits the sound system and the fans rise to their feet as the mysterious Hiro Ryuu slowly steps out onto the top of the entrance ramp. Ryuu drops to his knee and raises a finger in the air for a few seconds before slowly pointing his finger down towards the ring. Ryuu then rises to his feet and walks slowly to the ring and rolls under the bottom rope. Ryuu climbs to the second rope of the nearest turnbuckle and looks out at the crowd before backflipping to a standing position in the ring!
The lights in the arena dim and the mood changes as ‘GTA’ by Meek Mill hits the sound system. As the base reverberates around the arena, the massive figure of Yoshi Ono slowly steps out onto the top of the entrance ramp and looks out at the arena. The crowd loudly boo the sight of Ono, but the Japanese star ignores the crowd and performs a sumo ritual dance at the top of the entrance ramp. Ono then slowly walks down to the ring at his own pace, before slowly climbing into the ring and staring out at the crowd from the corner of the ring with a snarl on his face as the lights slowly come back up.
It’s a battle of the two Japanese stars on the sVo roster as Ono and Ryuu stare across the ring at each other, with the chance to progress and become the first ever sVo Roulette Champion! The referee calls for the bell to be rung, and there is a big cheer from the crowd who are clearly behind Hiro Ryuu in this match up!
Ono lumbers towards his opponent, but Ryuu meets him with some strong kicks to the legs in the middle of the ring. Ono throws a wild punch in the direction of Hiro Ryuu, but Ryuu ducks under the punch from the big man and nails him with a stiff knife edge chop! There is a big ‘wooo’ from the crowd as Ryuu follows up with several more knife edge chops across the chest of Yoshi Ono, before Ono cuts him off with a big head butt.
Ryuu scoops himself up off of the mat after the power from the big head butt, but Ono quickly grabs him by the arm and shoots him into the ropes with force, before taking him down with a big clothesline as he bounces back. The fans boo loudly as Ono stands tall over his opponent for a few seconds, before dropping one of his massive legs down onto the upper body of Ryuu to make the cover.
No! Hiro Ryuu manages to kick out and this match continues!
Yoshi Ono looks angry as Hiro Ryuu gets up to his feet, and quickly grabs him by the arm and sends him into the corner of the ring. Ryuu hits the turnbuckle hard, but as Ono tries to follow up with a big splash, Ryuu uses his speed to get out of the way!
All 425lbs of Yoshi Ono hits the turnbuckle hard, and as Ono stumbles backwards holding his chest, Ryuu lands a backstabber! The fans cheer loudly for Ryuu as he stomps away on Ono before posing for the crowd! Yoshi Ono looks in pain as he stumbles back up to his feet in the corner of the ring, but Ryuu quickly follows up with a high knee to his cornered opponent. Ryuu stumbles out of the corner of the ring and Ryuu hits an impressive elevated DDT before making the cover!
Ono get’s a shoulder up at the very last second and keeps himself in the match!
Ryuu can’t believe that he didn’t get the three count right there, but gets to his feet and signals to the crowd for his finishing move! The crowd rise to their feet as Ono stumbles up to his feet holding his head in pain, before Ryuu grabs him and hits a ‘Tokyo Sunrise’! The fans pop for the big move as Ryuu hooks the massive leg of his opponent to make another cover.
It’s all over, and despite Ono dominating the early part of the match with his size and power, it is Hiro Ryuu who is victorious and progresses to the next round of the tournament!
Ryuu rises up to his feet and has his arm raised in the air in victory, as Ono lays motionless on the canvas staring up at the lights, having suffered yet another loss after being dumped as a client by Amy Page.
Winner via pinfall: Hiro Ryuu
Opportunity of a Lifetime
The camera heads backstage where a bunch of independent talent are milling around the catering area, hoping to get themselves noticed by one of the agents and hopefully get themselves booked for a future sVo show. All of the talent suddenly sits up straight as the door open, and in walks Amy Page, sister of the sVo Owner.
Page slowly walks into the middle of the room, her high heels click clacking off of the hard floor, before standing still surveying the people in the room with one hand on her hips and one on her lips.
Amy Page: “Hmmmm….”
Page mischievously smiles as her eyes land on Steven Love, before pointing her finger at him.
Amy Page: “How would you like the opportunity of a lifetime to main event tonight’s show and maybe even earn yourself a shot at the sVo Championship?”
Love looks confused, as he slowly stands up, his face going red.
Steven Love: “Erm, sounds great. What’s the catch?”
Page smiles again as she turns away, having heard the answer she wanted.
Amy Page: “No catch… Get yourself out to the ring now!”
Page walks off, and all of the other independent wrestlers look at Love enviously as he hurries after her, not knowing yet that he has to step into the ring with the dangerous ‘O-Town Outlaw’….
Scott Washington vs. Steven Love
With Steven Love already in the ring and waiting for the main event to start, the fans are on their feet as ‘California Vacation’ by The Game hits the sound system and the lights in the arena dim. Golden sparks rain down from the top of the giant screen onto the entrance ramp as Scott Washington step through them and holds his arms in the air. The huge ‘O-Town Outlaw’ taunts to the crowd who boo loudly as he walks down the entrance ramp with his eyes focused on the ring. Scott Washington jumps up onto the ring apron before climbing into the ring and warming up in the corner of the ring for his upcoming battle.
Despite having to go against the former Tag Team Champion and current #6 ranking in the sVo, Steven Love looks pumped up at his big opportunity, knowing that he has come from no where to be only one win away from a shot at the sVo Champion Cody Williams!
Love runs at Washington right from the opening bell and lands some big right hands, however Washington cuts him off with a knee to the midsection. Washington grabs Love by the arm and sends him into the ring ropes, but Love bounces back with a big clothesline! Washington looks stunned as he gets to his feet, and Love follows up with a snapmare takedown. With Washington in a seated position, Love lands a big kick to the back of his opponent with gets a cheer from the crowd!
Washington holds his back in pain as he gets to his feet, and Love follows up with a drop toe hold. Love then hits the ropes and lands a diving dropkick to the face of Scott Washington before making the cover!
Washington manages to power out of the pinfall attempt before the two is even counted! Love looks a little stunned at the kick out, but quickly dives onto Washington and lays into him with mounted punches. However Washington quickly turns the tide, as he uses his MMA background to flip Love over and lands some mounted punches of his own!
Love staggers up to his feet holding his face in pain, before he is grabbed by Washington. The fans boo as the ‘O-Town Outlaw’ lands a belly to back suplex on Love. Washington gets back up to his feet and shouts at Love to get back to his feet, before hitting a second belly to back suplex in a row as he does! Love looks in trouble as Washington grabs him and lands a twisting neckbreaker in the middle of the ring.
Love looks in trouble as Washington gets up to his feet and poses for the fans whilst standing over his opponent. Love tries to throw some right hands at Washington, but Washington lands a big punching combo to send him against the ropes, before taking him down with a full nelson slam! It looks like Washington could make the cover right there, but decides to toy around with his opponent a little more!
Love is pulled up to his feet by Washington, who lands some stiff knees to the midsection. Love looks unsteady on his feet as he staggers back and forth, before Washington leaps forward and lands the ‘Payday’! The fans boo loudly as Washington slowly drops down and makes the cocky cover on his opponent without even hooking the leg.
It’s all over, and despite a spirited opening from Love, it is Scott Washington who picks up the easy victory and earns himself a shot at the sVo Championship next week on Uprising! The boos grow even louder as Washington get’s to his feet, as down the entrance ramp marches Amy Page. Amy Page quickly climbs into the ring and pushes the referee out of the way, before raising the arm of Scott Washington in the air herself!
Washington signals a Championship belt around his waist, as Uprising heads off of the air to the sound of loud boos from the crowd!
Winner via pinfall: Scott Washington