Minos: Our next match is a non-title match, as ordered by our President, the Accelerator. Coming to the ring first, he made his debut last week in a tag-team match, standing 6’2” and weighing 259 pounds, from Quezon City, Philippines, he is Jay-Mack Youth!
*Jay-Mack Youth comes out through the curtains, as “Tubthumping” by Chumbawamba plays behind him. The crowd is unimpressed, even as he gets into the ring with a yell.*
Jones: Youth didn’t look that great in his debut match last week.
Logan: Dude, he was teaming with Makorpal! Not even Derek Mobley could look good with that guy as his partner!
Jones: True. This match will give us a second chance to see what Jay-Mack offers, as he’ll be going against our Intercontinental Champion!
Minos: His opponent, currently undefeated in the world of professional wrestling, standing 6’1” and weighing 210 pounds, he is the current GCWA Intercontinental Heavyweight Champion, "His Legacy" Marcus Ka’Derrion!
*The crowd cheers loudly, as “Whatever” by Godsmack starts to play. All eyes focus on the curtain… which doesn’t move. The fans keep watching, but there’s no sign of the young wrestler.*
Minos: …. I said, here is "His Legacy" Marcus Ka’Derrion!!
*The music starts again, but Marcus is nowhere to be seen. Jay-Mack Youth looks a little irritated in the ring, as he talks to the referee, wanting the bell to be rang so that he can get a free victory.*
Jones: What’s going on? Did someone take Marcus out in the back??
Logan: I don’t know, Jonesy, but I haven’t heard about any attacks. Wait, ok, we’ve got a cameraman backstage…
*We cut backstage, where the image shows us a man jogging down the hallway. It’s a member of Titan 3’s crack security team. He runs to one of the locker rooms and pounds on the door. After a few seconds, the door opens, showing Marcus, who was busy taping up his wrists.*
Marcus Ka’Derrion: What do you want?
Security Guard: Marcus, your match!
Marcus Ka’Derrion: What about it?
Security Guard: It’s now, Marcus! They’ve already played your music and everything! Ace said you need to get out there, right now!
Marcus Ka’Derrion: What? Oh *bleep*!
*Marcus, having completely lost track of the time, races past the security guard and runs up the hallway.*
Security Guard: Marcus, wait! It’s the other direction!
*Marcus skids to a stop, as he was already realizing his mistake. He turns around and runs back, passing by the cameraman as he tries to get to the ringside area. We head back to the announcers.*
Logan: Dude, someone get that boy a watch!
Jones: I think the problem, Anthony, is that Marcus has been relying on those two guys, Santiago and Brutus, to help him. Now that he’s let those two go, Marcus is getting a wake-up call about everything you need to do to be a professional wrestler. It’s not just about what goes on in the ring.
Logan: True, I remember once when I… oh, wait, here he comes!
*Marcus comes running through the curtain, looking stressed, as his music starts playing again. He jogs down towards the ring, already sweating, as the fans greet him with some cheers. Jay-Mack looks a little peeved that the ref didn’t give him the victory via countout or forfeit.*
Jones: Did Marcus leave the belt behind? I don’t see it around his waist.
Logan: Crap, I hope he doesn’t lose it again. The President already had to retrieve it once for him. Oh well, it’s not like it’s on the line tonight anyway.
*The Bell Rings.*
Jones: Ok, I take it we’re ready to go now! Let’s see what Jay-Mack can do against a champion!
*As Marcus turns towards his corner, still trying to get the wrist tape on comfortably, Jay-Mack comes up from behind, grabbing Marcus and yanking him over with a German suplex bridge! 1… 2.. Marcus kicks free, escaping the near-record-time-loss. He gets up, with Jay-Mack meeting him with punches, driving Marcus back into the corner. Jay-Mack lands a few knees to keep Marcus in place, then steps back, giving another yell to the less-than-enthusiastic audience. He charges forward for a corner splash attempt, but Marcus dodges to the right at the last second, causing Jay-Mack to crash into the ‘buckles! Marcus scrambles behind Jay-Mack, trying to wrap up his arms for a full nelson maneuver, but he can’t seem to get his fingers locked in time. Jay-Mack manages to shrug him off, then turns around, tackling Marcus to the ground!*
Jones: This is a little more competitive than I was expecting! Could Jay-Mack actually turn out to be an asset to the GCWA?
Logan: I think it’s more Ka’Derrion’s frame of mind than Jay-Mack’s abilities, Edds. Marcus never got a chance to get focused, and it’s really hurting him in this one.
*Now in control, Jay-Mack brings Marcus up and whips him towards the ropes, preparing to grab him for a powerslam. But Marcus avoids it by leaping into a flying forearm, putting Youth on the ground! Ka’Derrion gets back to his feet and decides to go on the offensive, grabbing the downed Jay-Mack and applying a camel clutch! The ref moves in, watching, as Jay-Mack struggles against the hold, trying to get free. He’s nowhere near the ropes, as Marcus sits into it, trying to do more damage to Jay-Mack’s back. But as Jay-Mack fights, Marcus accidentally lets one of the arms slide off his knee, allowing Jay-Mack to twist and break free, shoving Marcus off. Jay-Mack starts to get up, but Marcus comes in, quickly leaping up and giving him a double stomp to the back! Marcus rolls his opponent over… 1… 2… No, Jay-Mack kicks free!*
Jones: Now this is more like it. Marcus is getting things going his way in there.
Logan: Glad to see it, Jonesy. I’d hate to see Marcus’ first loss come to a rookie.
*After a couple of elbow drops, Marcus moves to the side, seemingly psyching himself up. His lips are moving, as if he’s trying to give himself advice on what to do next. He waits as Jay-Mack rises, then slips in, locking him up for the Snap Cradle Brainbuster! However, Jay-Mack is able to struggle free, using an opening to stomp on Marcus’ foot! Marcus hops away, in pain, as Jay-Mack tries to recover. He sees Marcus and comes in, driving a thumb into his throat! Marcus collapses, in pain, as Jay-Mack celebrates above him, back in control. He starts to stalk to injured champion, looking to take him down.*
Logan: Jay-Mack’s looking to end it with that Pinoy Bomb of his!
Jones: Could we be witnessing a huge upset?
*As Marcus struggles to his feet, Jay-Mack slips in behind him, putting the Intercontinental Champion into position for the Pinoy Bomb! He starts to lift, no, Ka-Derrion somehow reverses it, twisting around and dropping behind Jay-Mack. He grabs Jay-Mack’s legs and brings him down into a victory roll!! 1… 2… 3!!!*
Minos: Here is your winner, still undefeated, the Intercontinental Champion, "His Legacy" Marcus Ka’Derrion!
*The fans are still a little shocked at how the match went, but they cheer anyways as Marcus gets his hand raised in victory. Marcus himself looks a little bit off-balance, stepping through the ropes to head towards the back. He seems to have noticed that he doesn’t have the IC Title with him, as he hurries up the ramp. In the ring, Jay-Mack is sitting on his knees, upset at the finish.*
Logan: Alright, Marcus! Another one in the win column!
Jones: Yes, Anthony, but I bet Marcus was expecting it to be a little easier than it turned out to be.
Logan: Hey, a win is a win, Jonesy. Sure, he didn’t get on his finisher, but that victory roll works just as well in the long run.
Jones: I suppose so. Do you think Brutus and Santiago are having a good laugh right about now?