*Coming back from the commercial break (and yes, that was a tribute to Lurrr, wtg man!), we go back to ringside for our main event.*
Jones: It’s time for the big one! It’s champion vs. champion, with only pride on the line!
Logan: Well, that, and Marcus’ health, if Lurrr gets his way!
Jones: Minos, get us started, we’re ready for the main event!
Minos: It is now time for our main event of the evening! Two men from different eras and from different walks of life. One is loved by the fans, the other is hated. Both hold championship gold, and both will be looking for a tremendous victory here tonight, in the “Champion vs. Champion” Match!
*The crowd is hot, and not just because the Accelerator is saving money by keeping the air conditioners running at half power.*
Minos: First, he is the leader of the Roman Empire, as well as a legendary figure in our sport… accompanied by Rick Mathis, standing 6’5” and weighing 235 lbs, here is the GCWA X Division Champion, Lurrr!
*Lurrr and Mathis come out to a enormous negative reaction from the crowd, who clearly have no love for the X Division Champion. As always, Lurrr seems to thrive on the negativity, enjoying it as he talks to his boy, Mathis. Neither man looks to be in that great a mood, although you have to wonder if Mathis’ problem is that he had to catch a ride to work today. The two head towards the squared circle, with Lurrr keeping the X Division Title on his shoulder.*
Jones: It’s a good thing Lurrr is in the main event tonight, because he needs all the money he can get to help Rick buy himself a new truck!
Logan: Yeah, that was right up Lurrr’s alley, putting up someone else’s truck as collateral so that he could get some gambling in. I’m surprised Rick didn’t powerbomb Lurrr through a wall or something.
Jones: I’m not saying there’s anything wrong with gambling, just don’t bet more than you have. It seems like a pretty simple rule.
*While Lurrr and Mathis are taking in the ‘heat’ from the crowd, he go behind the curtain, where Marcus Ka’Derrion is doing a few last minute warm ups before his match. Suddenly, he gets shoved on his shoulder. Marcus turns to see who it is and is not surprised to see Shane Donovan standing across from him.*
Shane Donovan: Why that was pretty arrogant of you man, I'm hurt.
Marcus Ka’Derrion: I don’t have time for this Donovan, not right now.
Shane Donovan: Oh come on, you're the CHAMP now, they'll just have to accommodate your schedule now. Seriously man, Caine? I offered to watch your back, to make sure you kept that belt against The Roman Empire, and you ask Caine for help?
Marcus Ka’Derrion: But my championship isn’t on the line tonight is it Donovan? So your help is no help at all.
Shane Donovan: Psh! You know as well as I do that the Roman Empire isn't going to care. They're gonna try to take you out now so Mobley doesn't have to worry about that later, but those chumps needs to get in line, we've already got dibs.
*As he says that, Draco appears from the other side with a smirk on his face. *
Shane Donovan: I want you to be 100% healthy for when I get my rematch. I don't want excuses, and I sure as heck don't want to have to reclaim my belt from Derek Mobley. I want a real challenge.
Draco: And if there is anything left of you after it's all said and done, I will gladly finish you off myself.
Marcus Ka’Derrion: I would love to see you boys try.
*Marcus step up to them and they do the same but just then Caine shows up to even up the odds, standing in between the three men.*
Scott Caine: Sup fellas. Getting along alright are we?
*All four men square off but they are interrupted by Marcus’ theme music that begins to play, followed by a loud cheer from the crowd.*
Shane Donovan: Looks like your public awaits... We'll discuss this more later.
Draco: We’ll be seeing ya, chump.
*D&D walk away as Marcus and Caine stare them down and then head through the curtain.*
Minos: His opponent is one of the break-out stars of the GCWA… in only his first six months, he has achieved what few people manage in their career… accompanied by Scott Caine, he stands 6’1” and weighs 210 lbs, from Miami, Florida, here is the undisputed, undefeated, Heavyweight Champion of the World, Marcus Ka’Derrion!
*The GCWA Arena erupts, to put it midly, as “No More Sorrow” by Linkin Park plays over the speakers. Marcus comes out first, with the title proudly around his waist, even as he looks behind him, where Scott has appeared. Scott nods to him, ready to back him up on his way to the ring, although Marcus seems a little uncomfortable having Scott behind him. Or maybe it’s the thought of who was on the other side of the curtain. They head for the ring, with an incredible crowd response following them down.*
Jones: Isn’t it funny how many of the ‘wrong’ people are looking to help out Ka’Derrion against the Roman Empire?
Logan: Well, I know Marcus doesn’t trust Donovan, Draco, or Rage, and I doubt he trusts Caine that far, either. But in this kind of game, numbers do matter. At least Caine’s out here to help keep Mathis from interfering too much.
Jones: Well, supposedly Derek Mobley and Warrick Hill are staying in the back, so this should be a fair fight.
Logan: Yeah. Sure. I’ll believe that when I see it.
*The Bell Rings.*
*Marcus and Lurrr approach the center of the ring, their belts now both safely stored at the timekeeper’s table. They start jawing at each other, with Lurrr clearly still agitated about Ka’Derrion saying he wasn’t the leader of the Roman Empire as much as a member of the House of Pain. Referee Bell watches from the side, having had enough ‘action’ for one day to want to get involved now. Marcus says something back to Lurrr, nodding his head, and Lurrr reacts, trying to throw a fast punch. Ka’Derrion blocks it, though, starts firing his own punches, driving Lurrr back to the cheers of the crowd! Ka’Derrion gets Lurrr into the corner, then grabs him and falls backwards, monkey-flipping Lurrr to the center of the ring, where he lands on his back. Lurrr winces, but tries to get right back up, only to have Ka’Derrion rush in and spin, kicking Lurrr in the back of the head! Lurrr topples over, and Marcus quickly makes the cover… 1… 2.. and Lurrr kicks out, avoiding the stunning defeat.*
Logan: The champ is starting things strong!
Jones: You can’t refer to him as the champ, Anthony, because they’re both champs. It’d get too confusing.
Logan: Fine, then the World Champion is starting strong! Happy?
Jones: Yep, especially since Ka’Derrion is in control!
*Ka’Derrion pulls Lurrr back up off the canvas, immediately double underhooking his arms. Marcus then lifts, nailing Lurrr with a double underhook suplex, before trying another cover, which also gets a 2 count. As Marcus pulls the man back up, looking to do some more damage, Rick Mathis stands up on the apron, yelling at Ka’Derrion. Referee Bell immediately moves over, telling Mathis to get down, but the Roman Empire member doesn’t seem to give a crap, talking trash to Ka’Derrion. It doesn’t last long, though, as suddenly Scott Caine is there, running forward on the outside and clipping Mathis’ legs out from under him!! Mathis, surprised, topples to the ground, landing on his side, as Caine moves away, having done his job. Meanwhile, in the ring, Ka’Derrion locks on a full nelson on the downed Lurrr, holding him in place and stretching his arms out, methodically working the man over.*
Logan: Good to see that Caine has already proven to be an asset in this match!
Jones: I’m sure Caine took some satisfaction out of knocking Mathis down, keeping him from interfering, at least so far.
Logan: It’s allowing Marcus to concentrate all his energy against the veteran Lurrr, and it’s paying off!
*With Caine keeping Mathis otherwise occupied, Ka’Derrion continues to tighten the full nelson, keeping Lurrr from reaching the ropes and escaping. Lurrr struggles, pushing his arms to try and break free, as he slowly gets himself to a standing position. His height keeps Ka’Derrion from fully getting all the leverage he needs, so Ka’Derrion opts to release the hold, sending Lurrr staggering away, off-balance. Ka’Derrion then goes off the ropes and comes back for a flying clothesline, skying high… but Lurrr ducks under it, falling to the side, leaving Ka’Derrion to land on his own! The World Champion tries to recover quickly, standing up, but Lurrr’s right there with a body block, knocking Ka’Derrion into the ropes. Lurrr follows that up by lifting Ka’Derrion into the air, bouncing his legs off the top rope for added spring as he suplexes the wrestler towards the center of the ring! The impact stuns both men, but Lurrr reacts quicker, rolling over for the pin attempt… 1… 2… and Marcus shoots his arm out, keeping the match alive.*
Logan: Lurrr has managed to turn the momentum around, and he didn’t have to use any dirty tricks to do it.
Jones: What people forget while watching the Roman Empire pull every illegal maneuver under the sun is that Lurrr is a very accomplished wrestler. Sure, he’s a no-good, cheating, son of a bitch, but he can also wrestle.
Logan: Maybe he’ll try and prove himself the leader of the Empire by winning cleanly here tonight. But knowing Lurrr, I doubt it.
*Before Ka’Derrion can get himself back up, Lurrr is on top, putting on a chinlock that looks suspiciously close to a choke hold. He yanks back on Ka’Derrion’s head, using his hair for leverage, a maneuver that quickly earns a warning from referee Bell. Lurrr releases the hair, but still seems to be enjoying dishing out the punishment, as Ka’Derrion tries to reach towards the ropes. Lurrr shifts his position, getting his hold even closer to a choke, and the referee decides to intervene, calling for the break. Annoyed, Lurrr drops Marcus back to the canvas and sends a derogatory comment Bell’s way. Bell isn’t intimidated. Well, ok, he is, but only because of the hits he took earlier from Crimson. Lurrr peels Ka’Derrion off the mat, with Ka’Derrion responding with an attempted punch, only to have Lurrr duck underneath it, then lift Ka’Derrion for an atomic drop! Ka’Derrion walks forward in pain, then turns back, with Lurrr coming in and getting a clothesline to put the World Champion on the mat. Lurrr then goes for the cover, holding Ka’Derrion down while getting his feet on the ropes! Bell counts… 1… 2… and Bell spots the feet, ordering Lurrr to break it up!*
Logan: Lurrr tried to win the same way Mobley did earlier, but this time the referee was watching for it!
Jones: It should be clear to anyone that Lurrr is willing to do whatever it takes to walk out the winner of this bout here tonight.
Logan: Well, Marcus needs to match him, because a victory over the Roman Empire would be really sweet to the guy!
*Scott Caine watches on from the outside, having moved to a separate side of the ring. He is trying to get the crowd fired up. Meanwhile, Mathis is up on the other side, although his left leg seems to be bothering him. In the ring, Lurrr brings Ka’Derrion to his feet. With a cocky expression, Lurrr rears back and slaps Ka’Derrion hard across the face, a shot that echoes throughout the Arena. Lurrr laughs, but the camera angle clearly shows Ka’Derrion’s furious expression at the hit! Ka’Derrion spins back around on a startled Lurrr, jumping forward and swinging both fists in rapid succession, driving him back! With Lurrr stunned, Ka’Derrion throws in a discus punch that takes Lurrr down to the ground! Ka’Derrion hops back to his feet, breathing heavily from the exertion he just dished out. He heads for the turnbuckle, climbing up. Lurrr, meanwhile, has pulled himself back up, although he still looks dazed from the strikes he took. He turns, only to get nailed as Ka’Derrion comes flying in with a missile dropkick!! Marcus goes for the cover… 1… 2… Lurrr kicks free!*
Logan: Marcus is fired up! That wasn’t a very smart move from the X Division Champion, Jonesy!
Jones: He thought he could get away with mocking Ka’Derrion and slapping him around, but it was all the motivation Marcus needed to get back into this one.
Logan: C’mon, Marcus!
*Ka’Derrion raises Lurrr up, popping him with a few fists to the face. Ka’Derrion then twists Lurrr around, setting him up for the crucifix powerbomb that his dad made famous!! He lifts Lurrr into the air, earning the cheers of the crowd. However, Mathis reaches through the ropes, grabbing at Ka’Derrion’s leg, throwing him off-balance. The referee immediately reacts, threatening a disqualification, with Mathis stepping back raising his arms as if to say “No harm done”. Meanwhile, Caine rushes to that side of the ring, coming at Mathis, who is ready for him this time. The two men start to throw punches at each other, outside the ring, even as Ka’Derrion struggles to keep Lurrr in the air. But Lurrr has had too much time, fighting his way free of the hold and landing behind Marcus. He grabs Marcus and takes him down with a Russian leg sweep! Lurrr achingly gets over to make the cover… 1… 2… but Ka’Derrion refuses to go out from such a move, raising his shoulder off the mat.*
Logan: I should have known that Mathis would interfere if he got the chance. The ref should have disqualified him!
Jones: I wonder if Bell’s under orders to make sure this one has a finish? After all, ending a main event with a DQ or Countout is never the best policy! Sure, it happens, but if it can be avoided…
Logan: I understand that we want an exciting conclusion, Jonesy, but Mathis put his hands on Ka’Derrion! That should have thrown this match out!
*On the outside, Caine has started to have problems, as the much larger Mathis sends him flying into the steel stairs, flipping over them! Mathis, enjoying releasing some of his pent-up fury at having lost his truck this week, heads after him, while the camera shots return to the ring. Lurrr has Ka’Derrion back up, but only for a second, as he lifts the World Champion into the air and bodyslams him next to the turnbuckle. With Ka’Derrion down, Lurrr goes to climb the ‘buckle, getting to the top rope with a little effort. He turns and aims his arm, leaping off for an attempted flying elbow! But Marcus sits up, causing Lurrr to smack his elbow into the canvas instead! Lurrr cradles his hurting arm, staying in a seated position, but this allows Ka’Derrion to stand up and come in with a running boot, putting Lurrr on his back! Ka’Derrion does a shaky spin, then falls onto Lurrr, trying to end the match… 1… 2… but Lurrr gets an arm up just in the nick of time!*
Jones: Ka’Derrion and Lurrr have really gone at it here tonight, as both of them are looking spent!
Logan: The PPV atmosphere has really continued. Neither man wants a loss on his record from this one.
Jones: And in the meantime, Mathis is choking Caine out! Since they’re not officially part of the match, the referee can’t do anything to stop it!
Logan: Yeah, but don’t look now, Jonesy, but someone else is going to!
*Caine’s eyes have gone wide as he tries to struggle free of the two-handed choke Mathis has applied, but the big man isn’t letting go. He’s got a dark grin on his face. The fans cheer, though, as Arryk Rage suddenly appears, coming from the back and rushing down to attack Mathis from behind! Mathis tries to turn to engage his new foe, but Rage quickly lashes out with punches and kicks, sending Mathis falling backwards to the mat, with the smaller Rage jumping on him, swinging away! Caine slumps to the ground, greedily sucking in oxygen. Just in case we forget, though, the actual match is still underway, with Ka’Derrion having positioned Lurrr on the mat. He grabs Lurrr’s legs, twisting them like a pretzel into the Pain Killer!! Lurrr immediately responds to the pain, cursing and trying to get free, with referee Bell standing by watching him, while trying to ignore the melee going on outside the ring.*
Jones: The Pain Killer! It’s only a matter of time now!
Logan: Lurrr’s only chance to to make his way towards the ropes. It doesn’t look that far, but when you’re in a hold like this one, it seems like it’s miles and miles away!
*Ka’Derrion continues to keep the pressure on from the sharpshooter, even as Lurrr grabs his head with both hands, trying to withstand the pain. Referee Bell asks Lurrr if he wants to quit, but Lurrr shakes his head, clawing at the mat for purchase so that he can get closer to the ropes. Ka’Derrion fights against him, trying to hold him in place, but Lurrr continues to make up ground. He reaches out, desperation allowing him to stretch his arm that much further, and his fingers just barely make contact with the rope, enough to make referee Bell call for the break! Ka’Derrion, looking disappointed, keeps the hold on for a few seconds more, but finally listens to the ref’s command and lets go, dropping Lurrr’s legs. Meanwhile, on the outside, Caine and Rage are now double-teaming the larger Mathis with a series of punches, keeping him subdued. However, they’re concentrating so hard on the big man that they don’t see the two ‘fans’ suddenly coming out of the crowd, jumping over the railing and attacking!*
Jones: Who the hell??
Logan: I knew it!!! I knew Hill and Mobley wouldn’t stay away!! It was a Roman Empire trick!
*The ‘fans’ are indeed Derek Mobley and Warrick Hill, the two tag-team partners beating Caine and Rage down from behind!! The two men try to fight back, but Mathis joins in as well, putting the odds against Caine & Rage. In the ring, Ka’Derrion is looking their way, surprised at the sudden attack. He pulls Lurrr up off the canvas, deciding that he needs to finish things right away, so he sets Lurrr for the Punisher! But before Ka’Derrion can land it, Lurrr starts fighting, throwing elbows into Ka’Derrion’s head to get himself free! He drops behind Marcus and positions himself, even as Ka’Derrion turns. Lurrr steps forward, launching into the Wake Up Call!!! Oh, but Ka’Derrion manages to block it, causing the kick to glance off his shoulder instead! Lurrr spins around from the glancing blow, with Ka’Derrion grabbing him from behind, trying to take him down. Lurrr pushes himself forward, trying to get free, and the two men fall off-balance into the corner… smashing into referee Bell, who crumples to the floor!!*
Jones: Talk about a bad night for Mark Bell!
Logan: I don’t think he got hit too badly, Jonesy, but it was enough to stun the poor referee. This match still isn’t over, though! We need a winner!
Jones: Look on the outside, Anthony! Caine and Rage are down along with the referee! Things don’t look good for Marcus!
*Caine is laying in a heap next to the guardrail, while Rage’s back is hanging over the steel steps, where Mathis just bodyslammed him. Mathis, rubbing a hand against his sore mouth, points to Hill and Mobley, with the three men starting to circle the ring! Inside, Ka’Derrion has pulled himself up, realizing what’s happening. He moves towards the center, watching all three men, as well as Lurrr, who is pulling himself up. Referee Bell is still down, his face away from the action, and the Empire is using it to their advantage. Hill starts to come up on the apron, but Ka’Derrion moves towards him, making Hill drop back down. Marcus spins, seeing Mobley trying the same maneuver, and gets him away as well. The Empire continues to circle, with Lurrr starting to move behind Ka’Derrion, attempting a sneak attack, when suddenly the D & D music starts to play, signaling the arrival of Shane Donovan and Draco!!*
Logan: Looks like whether or not Ka’Derrion wants it, he’s getting assistance from Donovan & Draco!
Jones: He could definitely use it, no matter what Donovan’s motives are!
Logan: Wait, behind them… damn!
*As Donovan and Draco come down the ramp, a figure darts from behind the curtain, carrying a steel chair! He swings, smashing Draco in the back and causing the man to fall forwards, crashing into Donovan’s legs and sending both men rolling down the ramp! The camera focuses on the man, showing it to be Tommy Crimson!!! Donovan tries to get up, pushing Draco off of him, but it’s too late, as Crimson jams the chair into Donovan’s stomach, bending him over, then snaps off a massive strike to the back of the new IC Champion, taking him out!!! Meanwhile, with no assistance coming his way in the ring, Ka’Derrion manages to fight on, knocking Lurrr back into the corner with a side kick, then knocking Mathis off the apron as he tries to come in! Hill, meanwhile, jumps onto the turnbuckle and skies upwards, diving at Ka’Derrion, who jumps into the air and lands a picture-perfect dropkick that sends Hill rolling out of the ring in pain!! Ka’Derrion gets back up…. and Mobley sprays some type of mace into Ka’Derrion’s eyes, blinding him!!!! Marcus yells out and staggers back, but Mobley follows, hitting Marcus upside the head with the can!! Ka’Derrion stumbles away, holding his head, even as Lurrr recovers and comes in… landing the Wake Up Call!!!! Mobley moves outside the ring while Lurrr exhaustedly falls into the cover, with referee Bell, just now making his way around, coming slowly over for the count…. 1…. 2….. 3!!!!!!*
Minos: Here is your winner….. Lurrr!!
Logan: No! It can’t be!!!
Jones: I’m afraid it is, Anthony! Marcus Ka’Derrion’s undefeated streak is over!! It took almost the entire Roman Empire, plus the interference of Tommy Crimson, but Ka’Derrion has fallen!
Logan: Why the hell did Tommy Crimson get involved, anyway??
*Outside the ring, Arryk Rage has tried to get back up to help, only to get clocked by Crimson’s chair, taking him back down! Caine is still down, having been hit by a few double-team maneuvers from Hill and Mobley. Crimson slides into the ring, still carrying the chair. He looks at Lurrr, brandishing the chair, ready to swing. Lurrr leans on the ropes, tired, watching as Crimson nods his head at him! Lurrr nods as well, smiling. Crimson then turns, smashing the chair across the unprotected back of Ka’Derrion!!! Marcus writhes in pain, as Crimson tosses the chair aside and goes to a vacant corner, resting against it, even as the crowd boos louder at him than ever before.*
Logan: Holy *bleep*!! Don’t tell me that Crimson has joined the Roman Empire?!?!
Jones: Jesus, as if they’re weren’t already powerful before!!
Logan: It’s been a terrible night, and I don’t think it’s over yet! Look at Mobley!
*Lurrr is now directing traffic in the ring, having Mobley lift Ka’Derrion off the canvas. Ka’Derrion’s obviously hurting badly, but he still struggles to free himself, to no avail. Lurrr leans in, saying something about who’s the leader now, before smashing Ka’Derrion with a closed fist. The bell is continuing to ring now, with the referee having left courtesy of a Mathis push. Donovan and Draco, trying to recover, stumble down towards the ring, but Mathis, Hill, and Crimson all go out to meet them, keeping them from getting involved. In the ring, Mobley turns Ka’Derrion around, blocking his struggles, and lifts him into the air, landing the Thriller!!! Ka’Derrion is down with his back to the mat, as Mobley stands over him, laughing with Lurrr.*
Jones: This is just awful!!
Logan: The Empire has sent a message to Ka’Derrion here tonight! I hope Ka’Derrion can respond with his own message next week! Until then, we’ve got to go!
*Mobley waves Lurrr over to him, making sure to raise the man’s hand in the air, mockingly doing it over Ka’Derrion. The two Roman Empire members are smiling, which is the last thing we see as the picture fades to black. An ominous way to end a show.*