sVo Uprising #005
Goodfellas Casino Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada
5th December 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 Scott Washington get an sVo Championship shot against Cody Williams!
Roulette Championship Tournament Quarter Final Match
Absolute Zero vs. El Froggo
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!
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!
The bell rings for the quarter final match to get underway, with both men aiming to join Big Aug and Hiro Ryuu in the semi final!
There is a mixed reaction towards Absolute Zero as he grabs El Froggo in a side headlock, however El Froggo shoots Zero off into the ropes before taking him down to the mat with a head scissors takedown. The fans cheer the masked man, but Zero quickly gets to his feet and hits a head scissors takedown of his own onto El Froggo! El Froggo pops back up to his feet, but Absolute Zero nails some big forearm shots onto his opponent, before grabbing him by the arm and sending him into the corner of the ring. El Froggo hits the turnbuckle hard, before Zero follows up with a big clothesline.
El Froggo stumbles out of the corner in pain, but Zero keeps up the offense as he nails a reverse neckbreaker on the Mexican before making the cover!
El Froggo manages to get a shoulder up off of the mat, much to the delight of the fans in attendance! Absolute Zero nails some mounted punches on his opponent, before allowing him to get to a standing position. Zero looks for a big clothesline to put away his opponent, but El Froggo uses his speed to duck under the arm of his opponent before taking him down with a snap suplex! The fans cheer the big move, and El Froggo follows up with an impressive standing senton onto his opponent!
Absolute Zero staggers up to his feet in pain, and El Froggo lays into him with some stiff kicks. Zero looks for a spinning kick of his own to get back into the match, but El Froggo ducks the leg of his opponent before rolling him up into a cover from behind!
Zero manages to get a shoulder up and this one continues! El Froggo curses not getting the three count needed to move on in the tournament right there, before pulling Zero up. El Froggo hits some stiff knife edge chops to his opponent, before taking him down to the mat with a back suplex. With Zero on the mat, El Froggo looks in control as he makes his way to the top rope! The crowd rise to their feet as El Froggo stands on the top of the turnbuckle and taunts to the crowd, before landing a frog splash onto Zero! There are cheers as El Froggo makes the cover!
The referee spots Zero’s hand on the bottom rope and stops the count! El Froggo rises up to his feet thinking that he has won the match, as the referee tries to explain that there was a rope break! Absolute Zero slowly begins to rise to his feet behind the back of his opponent, before spinning him around and raking his eyes!
The fans boo loudly towards Absolute Zero as the crowd boo the veteran! Zero doesn’t seem to care however, as he takes down his opponent with a spinning side slam! With El Froggo down on the mat, Zero leaps to the top rope before landing ‘The Big Freeze’ onto his opponent! Boos ring out around the arena as Zero makes the cover.
It’s all over and despite the fans not being happy about it, it is Absolute Zero who picks up the victory and moves on to the semi final stage! Absolute Zero rises up to his feet and looks surprised by the reaction of the fans as he celebrates the big victory!
Winner via pinfall: Absolute Zero
Uprising to the Challenge
The shot cuts to the backstage area where we see sVo interviewer and correspondent Katie Smith standing by in front of the Uprising backdrop.
Katie Smith: “Ladies and gentlemen, we are just moments away from tonight’s main event for the sVo Championship. And right now I am with one of the participants, he is the sVo Champion… “The Hollywood Rockstar” Cody Williams!
The Goodfellas Casino Arena erupts as the camera pans out revealing Cody Williams standing there with the sVo Championship draped over his shoulder and wearing an sVo Uprising T-Shirt in his colors and with his logo on it.
Katie Smith: “Great to see you again Cody, you have been keeping yourself extra busy since you came back.”
Cody holds his hand up to pause and then points to his chest.
Cody Williams: “You like my shirt?”
Katie Smith: “I do, it’s a great color!”
Cody Williams: “It’s the number three top seller right now. My other two being one and two. All three of which you can get at sVoshop.com”
Katie Smith: “Tonight, you face Scott Washington who won the opportunity to face you for the sVo Championship two weeks ago when he defeated Steven Love.”
Cody nods his head.
Cody Williams: “The last time I stepped into the ring with Scott Washington, he and CJ Dreamer defeated Paradine and me for the sVo Tag Team Championships… that was eight years ago.”
Cody Williams: “A lot can change in eight years. Back then he was in his rookie years and now he is a seasoned veteran. But one thing that remains the same is that he has yet to reach his full potential and break that glass ceiling… reach for that brass ring…”
He turns his attention to the sVo Championship.
Cody Williams: “Until ‘The Hollywood Rockstar’ came back into the picture and shook the entire foundation of the sVo. Until… tonight. Tonight he has the opportunity of a lifetime, the opportunity to show that he belongs, that he is on the cusp of carrying this company on his back. Two weeks ago he rose to the challenge, he punched his ticket to a championship match and tonight he gets his chance to become sVo Champion!”
He chuckles and flashes his million dollar smile.
Cody Williams: “But in order to do that he has to go through me. And I know we’re both going to bring everything we got out there tonight. Except only one of us can walk out with this… and you’re looking at him! Now I…”
Cody’s attention turns to something off camera as he and Katie look on. Into the shot steps in former sVo Champion Johnny All Star to a negative reaction from the crowd.
Johnny All Star: “What a feel good story… Cody Williams coming back and defending his title against people who don’t deserve it all the while dodging the one person who he knows can take it from him like that.”
He snaps his fingers.
Johnny All Star: “I’ve been sitting back patiently waiting for my chance at Seasons Beatings and time is ticking Cody. While you’ve been having your two month long celebration I’ve been thinking about what MY stipulation for our encounter is going to be and when I tell you and the entire world what it is, all eyes will be back on ME!”
Cody Williams: “What’s the hold up then? Why don’t you tell us what it is?”
All Star let’s out a laugh and then turns serious
Johnny All Star: “In due time. You’ve made me wait for my rematch, and I’m going to make you wait to find out. Until I do announce it, I just wanted to wish you luck tonight. Good luck… Champ!”
He pays the sVo Championship and then shoves Cody’s shoulder before walking past him. Cody snarls and shakes his head as he grinds his teeth.
Katie Smith: “I’m sorry about that Cody, I wasn’t expecting him to…”
Cody falls to the floor in a heap after a vicious chair shot to the back from All Star. Katie scurries away as Cody struggled to get back up. All Star strikes him again with the chair before tossing it to the side. He loosens up his tie and then tosses his suit jacket to the side. He mounts Cody and starts drilling him with rights to the side of the head. He grabs him by his hair and lifts him face to face.
Johnny All Star: “I’m going to make you wish you never came back!”
He viciously pulls him up by his hair onto his feet and then sends him into the Uprising backdrop, the cage, logo and video screen coming crashing down on top of him. Security and backstage agents finally enter the scene to break it up as All Star walks away with his hands up, all smiles. They tend to Cody who’s face is covered in blood, slipping in and out of consciousness as the scene fades to black.
Roulette Championship Tournament Quarter Final Match
Nathan Judge vs. Orlando Fox
‘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.
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!
The referee calls for the bell to be rung and Fox and Judge both make their way towards each other, before locking up in the middle of the ring. Both men try and push each other backwards, before Judge twists his arm behind his back in a wrist lock. Fox fights out with some elbow smashes, before knocking his opponent down with a big clothesline. Judge quickly gets back up to his feet, but Fox follows up with a back drop on his opponent.
Fox gets boos from the crowd as he stands over his opponent and poses, before looking to drop an elbow on the Canadian. However the former Las Vegas Champion rolls out of the way at the last minute before getting to his feet and hitting an arm breaker on his opponent! Fox pops back up to his feet holding his arm in pain, but Judge is there with a snapmare takedown, before running and landing a big kick to the back of his seated opponent!
Fox staggers back up to his feet holding his back, and Judge bounces off of the ring ropes and lands a big spear to take him down! With Fox down on the mat Judge doesn’t waste any time in hooking his opponents leg and making the cover.
Fox manages to get a shoulder up and the match continues! Judge pulls Fox up to his feet and throws him into the corner before hammering him with some big right hands. Fox fires back with some punches of his own, before taking down Judge with an atomic drop.
Judge quickly gets back up to his feet, but as he does Fox bounces off of the ropes and lands a big boot to the face of his opponent! Judge staggers back up to his feet, but Fox is there waiting for him with a back breaker in the middle of the ring! The referee slides into count as Fox makes the cover.
Fox was a second away from making it into the semi finals, but Judge manages to get a shoulder up at the very last possible moment! Fox shouts at the referee as he pulls Judge to his feet but his hair and nails him with some big right hands! Fox positions Judge for his finishing move, but Judge counters with a big back body drop, before signalling for his own finisher!
The fans rise to their feet as Nathan Judge stalks Orlando Fox, before drilling him with the ‘Judgement Day’ in the middle of the ring! The fans count along as Judge makes the cover!
It’s all over and the former Las Vegas Champion has secured the final spot in the semi finals for the tournament to crown the sVo’s newest championship belt inaugural holder! Judge celebrates in the middle of the ring to a mixed reaction from the crowd, as the referee holds his arm in the air in victory.
Winner via pinfall: Nathan Judge
Making the Match
The cameras head backstage where Jon Page is sitting behind his desk in his office, his head in his hands after his main event for the evening has been ruined with Cody Williams on his way to hospital after the attack from Johnny All Star earlier in the evening.
Suddenly, the door swings open and in marches an angry looking Amy Page, who stomps straight up to her brother.
Amy Page: “What is this I am hearing about the main event being off?”
The sVo Boss shrugs his shoulders.
Jon Page: “You are hearing correct! What do you want me to do, the Champion isn’t here any more – he is on his way to hospital. We can’t have a title match without a champion….”
Amy Page: “Well you need to announce that Scott Washington is the new champion right now then if Cody can’t compete!”
Jon Page: “Don’t be ridiculous, the match will still happen, just not tonight. Now if you don’t mind, I have to try and come up with a main event for tonight…..”
Amy Page looks slightly calmer after hearing that the match will still take place another night, as she spins on her heels and storms out of the office as quickly as she entered, slamming the door behind her.
Dale Norman vs. Athena
With Dale Norman already in the ring and waiting, ‘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 Athena 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 Athena at the same time her arm shoots into the air, before she slowly walks down the entrance ramp. Athena climbs into the ring before posing for the fans one last time as the music fades out.
The referee calls for the bell to be rung and the action to get started, as Dale Norman circles around Athena in the middle of the ring. Norman tries to tie up with Athena, but Athena uses her strength to push Norman straight down to the mat! Norman bounces up and runs at Athena, but Athena takes him down with a snap clothesline before making the cover!
It was very nearly one of the shortest matches in sVo history, but Norman manages to kick out just in time! Athena scoops Norman up off of the mat, before powering him into the corner of the ring. Athena nails some shoulder barges on Norman in the corner of the ring, before picking him up and slamming him down with a spinning spinebuster!
The fans cheer as Athena rises up to her feet and poses in the middle of the ring with a bicep curl, before waiting for Norman to get to his feet! Norman slowly stumbles up, but Athena hits the ropes and lands a big boot to the face of her opponent. Athena looks dominant as she follows up with some open hand chops across the chest of her opponent, before taking him down with a running DDT! With Norman down and hurting, Athena calls for the end of the match!
Athena allows Norman to slowly get to his feet, before grabbing him and hitting ‘The A Bomb’ in the middle of the ring! The fans cheer as Athena drops down and makes the cover.
It’s all over and the referee calls for the bell after a dominating victory for Athena! Athena rises up to her feet and has her arm raised in the air in victory by the referee, before soaking up the cheers from the fans!
Winner via pinfall: Athena
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, his manager Amy Page just behind. 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, as Amy Page walks around and grabs a microphone from the ring announcer before climbing into the ring herself.
Amy Page: “Right now, this man here was supposed to be throwing Cody Williams around this ring before prying the sVo Championship belt from his hands…”
Washington bounces up and down next to Page as the crowd boo loudly.
Amy Page: “Yet now we have to wait a few more weeks for the most fearsome fighter in the sVo to get his hands on the biggest prize in the game, and we have no main event….”
More boos from the crowd.
Amy Page: “But Cody Williams isn’t the only one who can throw out open challenges, which is why we are going to save the day and challenge anyone in the back to come out here and face this man one on one… if they think they can survive!”
The crowd boo loudly as Washington warms up in the ring, whilst all eyes turn to the entrance ramp to see if anyone will answer the open challenge!
After a few seconds, Amy Page looks as if she is about to call the whole thing off with no one answering the challenge, until the crowd erupt as ‘Break Stuff’ by the Limp Bizkit hits the sound system! Down the entrance ramp marches CJ Dreamer, to the delight of the hometown fans!
Washington keeps his eyes locked on his former tag team partner, as Amy Page looks a little surprised at Dreamer answering the open challenge and appearing for the first time after being knocked out backstage a fortnight ago!
Dreamer rolls into the ring and quickly side steps an attempted clothesline from Washington, before taking him down with a double leg takedown! The fans pop as Dreamer lays into Washington with big mounted punches in the middle of the ring, as Amy Page scrambles to get out of the way!
Dreamer pounds away with big right hands on his former tag team partner whilst screaming in his face, as Washington desperately tries to get his hands up to block! Washington is finally able to squirm out of the way of Dreamer and roll under the bottom rope!
Dreamer shouts at Washington to get back into the ring and face him man on man, but as Washington and Page re-group on the outside of the ring it seems that they are having second thoughts about the open challenge!
The crowd boo loudly as Washington and Page back up the entrance ramp, as Dreamer shouts at Washington to get back into the ring and face him! Washington disappears back around the curtain, as Uprising comes to a close with CJ Dreamer in the ring, clearly out for revenge against the man he suspects of attacking him two weeks ago!