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TRUE WRESTLING: WRESTLEFEST - 9/14/2012

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“Now, broadcast LIVE, exclusively on iPay-Per-View: Ewrestler.net, in association with Matthews Wrestling Medias, present a TRUE eWrestling event! Welcome to the grandest spectacle of the year; where one man is on the verge of history. This is WRESTLEFEST!”

 

The US Bank Arena is absolutely packed; from the ringside barricade all the way to the rafters, testing every seem of the building. The enthusiastic cheers of the crowd anxiously awaiting the kickoff of TRUE eWrestling's, scratch that, sport's entertainment's most anticipated event are sure to blow the roof right off of the building.

 

Cameras pan from all angles over fans of all ages; they are decked out in new “t” and “WrestleFest” branded apparel they are waving licensed TRUE action figures by Triad Toys, red and black “Feel the Sting” foam scorpions and, of course, creatively witty homemade posters! As is tradition in Matthews Wrestling Medias' promotions, the intense clapping is bolstered by stamping, chair percussion and, as the cameras come together at ringside, every fan in the front row passionately slaps the inside of the crowd barrier!

 

A chest jolting explosion sets off an awe-inspiring pyrotechnic display from the top of the WrestleFest logo displayed on the TRUE-Vision, down around the stage where a complete band setup, including a grand piano, is positioned just to the left of the entrance. The fireworks continue down the ramp, accompanied with a brilliant multicolored light show, all the way to the ring where several screaming rockets are launched high above the excitement.

 

The display ends with a few more thunderous explosions and the opening keys of Gym Class Heroes “The Fighter” played by Ryan Tedder from the stage. The opening synthesizer and percussion join in getting the entire crowd head bobbing with the beat. Where the first chorus is supposed to come in, fans are surprised by a mash-up and the appearance of Chumbawamba!

 

“I GET KNOCKED DOWN, BUT I GET UP AGAIN, 'CAUSE YOU'RE NEVER GONNA KEEP ME DOWN!”

 

As Neil Ferguson continues to get the crowd on their feet with the repeated phrase, the band is in all their glory with Boff Whalley on ukelele, Lou Watts wearing a keytar, Jude Abbott playing her recorder and Phil Moody with his accordion. Ferguson takes a bow after the eighth repetition and he and his band mates exit through the curtain as Gym Class Heroes return the mash to the WrestleFest theme.

 

“Until the referee rings the bell, until both your eyes start to swell, until the crowd goes home what we gonna do ya'all?”

 

“GIVE 'EM HELL! TURN THEIR HEADS!”

 

As the crowds sings along with Tedder, the TRUE-Vision lights up with the WrestleFest Championship Brackets, highlighting each competitor. From “Grandmaster” Glyn Speight, Brad Jackson, Landon Divine and Brandon Aldridge through Mark Devereaux, “Scorpion” Scott Stevens, Chance Von Crank and Justin “Stormm” Michaels, each man chasing the TRUE Wrestling Championship of the World is featured with emphasis on their participation in the Opening Day Battle Royal. Michaels' in-ring victory celebration with his wife  is transitioned into the chaotic triple threat.

 

“If you fall, pick yourself up off the floor and when your bones can't take no more, just remember what you're here for. 'Cause I know Imma damn sure...”

 

As Travie McCoy leads the band and all in attendance into the chorus, highlights of the triple threat and the two matches that came out of it are played. First, the open challenge by Timothy Hunt as he is shown shoving Mr. Rottentreats into a British Slam from MWM Hall of Fame member Simon Ward followed by the back and forth between Treats and the winner Jessica Harmony as the song ends with her celebrating with the TRUE Television title in the ring.

 

Austin McGreghor – I don't mean to sound like a broken record after such an awesome performance, but WELCOME everyone to a completely SOLD-OUT, damned near standing room only, US Bank Arena!

 

Ernie Turner – I would be completely and utterly shocked if anyone can hear you!

 

The focus leaves the stage and picks up at the broadcast position where MWM Historian Austin McGreghor is seated alongside TRUE's quip-man Ernie Turner. Turner appears to have just stepped out of Studio 54, his tight blonde curls appear to squeeze the top of his head. McGreghor is suited up in a fashionable Armani ensemble, his glasses tucked between his ears and the salt and pepper that wraps ear to ear. Needless to say, the lighting reflects off of the top of McGreghors head as sharply as it's returned from Turner's aviators.

 

Austin McGreghor – If you are joining us via true-ewrestling.com, thank you for subscribing and making your first TRUE iPPV experience our most anticipated show of the year! This is truly where dreams are achieved!

 

Ernie Turner – Don't forget to mention all of the hearts that are going to be shattered here tonight McG!

 

Austin McGreghor – Indeed, that is also a possibility here tonight folks as Ewrestler.net and Matthews Wrestling Medias brings you WrestleFest, LIVE, and what a show we have to look forward to!

 

Ernie Turner – That's right folks, buckle in, because in the next three hours there's a potential we are going to see NINE matches!

 

Austin McGreghor – If you thought the three matches at Opening Day were exhilarating, you are about to be treated to three times the excitement!

 

Ernie Turner – I'm anxious to find out just who will answer Timothy Hunt's open challenge.

 

Austin McGreghor – Johnny Matthews said that Hunt wouldn't have to wait until WrestleFest to know his challenger...

 

Enrie Turner – ...yet, here we are, at WrestleFest and I still don't know who it's going to be.

 

Austin McGreghor – Mr. Rottentreats will challenge Jessica Harmony for the TRUE Television Championship!

 

Ernie Turner – What you mean to say, I'm certain, is that Jessica Harmony will make her first title defense here tonight against Mr. Rottentreats!

 

Austin McGreghor – Before we even get to those two matches, we have the first round of the WrestleFest Championship Tournament...

 

WRESTLEFEST CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT

QUARTERFINAL MATCH

BRAD JACKSON vs. CHANCE VON CRANK

 

The lights dim, a heavy mist filling the ramp as strobe lights begin to pulse slowly.

 

Austin McGreghor - ...without any further ado, here we go!

 

A steady bass throb begins, growing in volume, sounding much like a heartbeat. A single gunshot shatters the silence, followed by mocking laughter and Jackson's voice hurling insults before the music skips, and then the sounds of "Lies" by Evanescence filters through the speakers.

 

Kaycee Jay – Ladies and gentlemen, this first match, scheduled for one fall with a fifteen-minute time limit is a Quarterfinal match of the WrestleFest Championship Tournament!

 

Dark red strobes pulsate on the entrance; illuminated in the shadows by a shower of red pyrotechnics is the unmistakable, heavily tattooed silhouette of a man.

“Bound at every limb by my shackles of fear
Sealed with lies through so many tears
Lost from within, pursuing the end
I fight for the chance to be lied to again”

Kaycee Jay – Making his way to the ring at this time, from Reno, Nevada, weighing in at two-hundred thirty-five pounds…

 

The TRUE-Vision crackles to life, showing heavy static that gradually fades to black. Blood drips down from the top of the screen, forming words: 'Fear The Darkness' - 'Fear The Unknown' - 'Fear ME!'

“You will never be strong enough
You will never be good enough
You were never conceived in love
You will not rise above”

Kaycee Jay - …BRAD JACKSON!

 

Jackson stalks down the ramp with his baseball bat in hand, pausing at ringside where his wife is seated in the front row. He leans over the barrier and kisses her before circling the ring once. Pulling himself up on the apron, he glares out at the crowd, holding his bat aloft to huge heat before stepping between the ropes.

 

Ernie Turner – This is the guy, I’m calling it right now…

 

Alyvia flashes her husband a devilish smile, puts her hand to her lips, and mimes blowing Jackson a kiss for luck. He snatches it from the air and mimes placing it in his pocket before stalking towards the center of the ring.

 

Ernie Turner - …okay, no, maybe not. What was that?

 

Jackson stands there, his head thrown back in a triumphant roar as the music comes to a grinding halt, cut off with a squeal of feedback.

 

Austin McGreghor – If he has a soft spot at all, it’s right there at ringside and, trust me when I tell you, calling her a “soft spot” is a stretch.

 

Kaycee Jay – And his opponent…

 

Huge cocking noise is heard followed by a gun blast booms over the arena. cVc's voice is heard afterwards with his famous catchphrase.

 

“SHOCK`N ROLLA HERE TO SHOW YA! COCKED BACK AND FUCKING LOADED!”

 

Kaycee Jay - …from Harlan, Kentucky, weighing in at two-hundred sixty-one pounds…

 

The fans nearly drown the “Shock-n-Rolla” theme out with their jeers as The Trailer Park Prodigy emerges from behind the curtain. The Razzle Dazzler eats up the crowd’s despite, taking a few steps out onto the ramp and running his fingers from the business in the front all the way through the party in the back with a huge grin on his face.

 

Kaycee Jay - …CHANCE VON CRANK!

 

Midway down the ramp, he stops to return the favor of the “cVc sucks!” chants, simulating masturbation out in front of his rolling hips. Cocking his head back, he closes his eyes and seemingly gets off on the shear hatred the fans showing him. Suddenly, oblivious to Von Crank, the jeers are thunderous cheers and just as he goes to mouth his signature “Awe Ski Ski” he is completely blindsided from behind.

 

Austin McGreghor – A flash of blaze orange on the ramp can only mean one man!

 

“CANE IS PAIN, CANE IS PAIN, CANE IS PAIN!”

 

The crowd loses control as “Insane” Marcus Cane attacks from behind taking Von Crank to the ground with a lariat to the back of his head and neck, SHANK! Cane jerks Von Crank up and tosses him off of the side of the ramp into the crowd barrier. Cane drops down with a double axe-handle across the shoulders of Von Crank. Cane leads Von Crank along the side of the ramp and then whips him hard into the stage girder. Cane finds a steel trash can under the ramp and bounces it off of Von Crank’s head sending him to the concrete before dumping the contents all over him.

 

Ernie Turner – What the hell is Marcus Cane doing out here? He is supposed to be the referee of the final! This is not supposed to be happening like this!

 

Austin McGreghor – When you put it together, it makes sense, Marcus Cane has got a score to settle with cVc and just happens to be in the building…

 

Ernie Turner – Yeah, Marcus Cane is in the building and he has to steal The Trailer Park Prodigy’s shot at the title! That’s all this is.

 

Cane makes sure the can’s liner is empty of it’s contents, pulls it tight and wraps the ends around each of his hands. Using it as a noose, Cane assists Von Crank back down the side of the ramp and to the ringside area. At the foot of the ramp, Cane bounces Von Crank’s head off of the crowd barrier and releases the grip of the trash liner. With a fist full of mullet, Cane drags him to the other side of the ramp and bounces his head off of the barrier once more.

 

Austin McGreghor – All the while, Brad Jackson is allowing the destruction of his opponent on the outside.

 

Taking no exception, Jackson leans against the ropes and watches as Cane lifts Von Crank and slams him down hard where the steel ramp meets the mats at ringside. Cane tugs his goatee before putting his arms out to each side enticing the fans into “CANE IS PAIN!” chants once again. Back on the attack, Cane again jerks Von Crank to his feet and pulls him to the barrier where some teenagers are urging him to …bounce his face off the barrier for a third time and then around the corner to introduce a fourth part of the barrier to Von Crank’s face.

 

Ernie Turner – That fifteen-minute time limit hasn’t started yet has it?

 

Austin McGreghor – Well TRUE’s newest official, Chris Stevens has yet to ring the bell to start the match and…

 

Enrie Turner – Not that it would really matter at this point any way!

 

Austin McGreghor - …no, I am getting word from the time keeper that the time limit has not started.

 

Cane shoves Von Crank into the ring, under the bottom rope, by the back of his neck. Chris Stevens calls for the bell and Jackson immediately goes for a lateral press.

 

1 …

 

Ernie Turner – This is ridiculous!

 

2 … …

 

Austin McGreghor – He kicked out!

 

Cane goes up the ramp backwards watching the carnage unfold as Jackson pulls Von Crank to his feet and pushes him against the ropes. KNIFE EDGE CHOP followed by an open palm and another as Jackson reddens Von Crank’s chest. Pushing Von Crank into the near corner to light him up once more before bringing him out and down with a Biel throw into the center of the ring. Von Crank writhes on the canvas for a moment, clutching his chest, before Jackson grabs his left leg and wraps him up in the figure four leg lock. Dropping down to the mat, Jackson cinches it in and Stevens is down to check.

 

Ernie Turner – This is NOT how I saw this going down!

 

Austin McGreghor – Chance is fighting it, but how long can he hold out?

 

Ernie Turner – Brad Jackson doesn’t even have to try here, but damn does he have that locked in tight!

 

Rolling from one side to the other, Von Crank is finally able to give one last stretch to the ropes and Stevens demands that Jackson break the hold. Jackson is up and helps Von Crank to his feet as well. Pushing Von Crank against the near ropes, Jackson goes to whip Von Crank across the ring, but is reversed. Von Crank rears back with a cocked fist, but Jackson holds onto the top rope and stops himself from the return. Von Crank charges and Jackson back body drops him out and over the top rope.

 

Austin McGreghor – The Trailer Park Prodigy crashes down on the outside here in front of us!

 

Jackson follows him out and, instead of the crowd barrier, introduces Von Crank’s face to the top of the announce table and then a few steps away the ring apron. Jackson rolls Von Crank up onto the apron and then pulls himself up using the middle rope. Stevens warns Jackson to get back in the ring, but has yet to begin to count either man out. Jackson steps up onto the second rope, only slightly springing to drop his shin down across Von Crank’s throat.  Stevens begins to count as Jackson continues to apply pressure, using the middle rope.

 

1 …

 

2 … …

 

3 … … …

 

Von Crank frantically kicks his feet and flails his arms, gasping for breath under the girth of Jackson’s weight.

 

4 … … … …

 

5 … … … … …

 

Jackson relieves the pressure, allowing Von Crank to fall off of the apron as he steps through the ropes, breaking the count. Von Crank clutches his throat as he rolls around on the outside. Jackson steps back through the ropes out onto the apron. Jackson leaps from the apron dropping a leg across the throat of Von Crank.

 

1 …

 

2 … …

 

Back to his feet, Jackson goes all the way around the ring, grabbing his bat from his corner as he remains oblivious to the “THIS IS AWESOME!” chants as he pauses to kiss his wife once again.

 

3 … … …

 

Austin McGreghor – I’ve never seen a woman delight in #damage like Lyv Jackson does!

 

4 … … … …

 

Ernie Turner – Only when her man is delivering a punishing like this!

 

5 … … … … …

 

As Von Crank has found all fours and is slow to push his self up on his knees, Jackson attacks with the bat from behind, bringing it down across his shoulders. Stevens stops his count to exit the ring and stop the home run attempt on Von Crank as he takes the bat from Jackson. Jackson demands that all of the fans in front of Von Crank back up away from the barrier, but not even half of them heed his warning. He picks Von Crank up by the back of the neck and takes a quick left to the gut; only stunning him for a moment, but the second shot, maybe a little lower, gives him pause and allows Von Crank to take advantage. Von Crank hoists Jackson up and drops him down, atomic style, onto the crowd barrier just feet away from his pregnant wife.

 

Ernie Turner – OH!

 

Austin McGreghor – TPP finally gets some time to collect himself as Brad Jackson crumples to the ground!

 

Ernie Turner – I want to change my vote!

 

Austin McGreghor – Imagine that…

 

Von Crank stumbles up the ring steps and comes off of the apron with a double axe-handle, knocking Jackson off of the barrier and into the front row. Stevens warns and then demands that Von Crank return to the ring. Von Crank simply shoves the referee to the side and crawls over the barrier to find Jackson. Picking Jackson up he shoves him back, holding onto his right arm to jerk him back and up. HOT SHOT onto the crowd barrier! Von Crank is slow, but eventually back to his feet and dragging Jackson up with him. He tosses Jackson back over the barrier and follows. Jackson hobbles to the ring, favoring each step and working the back of his neck. Jackson rolls in under the bottom rope with Von Crank closely behind.

 

Ernie Turner – Okay, back where this thing can be won. Get it done cVc!

 

In a seated position, Jackson pulls himself to the center of the ring only to get stomped between the shoulders from behind. Von Crank locks on a sleeper hold and they go to the mat in the middle of the ring. Jackson is down for only a moment before rolling back to his knees and then pushing the two to a vertical base. Von Crank keeps the sleeper on, though loose, and it becomes a side headlock which Jackson literally punches his way out of. Leaving Von Crank rubbing his ribs in the center of the ring, Jackson goes to the ropes only to return directly into a standing drop kick. Jackson goes down, his face against the mat and his knees up under his torso. Von Crank drops a mean elbow onto the back of his head.

 

Austin McGreghor – This is the first quarterfinal match of the WrestleFest Championship… OH! Another elbow, this one in Brad Jackson’s chest.

 

Von Crank drops one after another, burying sharp elbows into the chest of Jackson. The fourth finds it’s mark as well as the fifth! A quick lateral press as Von Crank pulls Jackson’s far arm away from the ropes!

 

1 …

 

Ernie Turner – We are about to see our first semi finalist!

 

2 … …

 

Austin McGreghor – NO!

 

Jackson kicks out, but both men are damned near spent and neither moving any faster than the other. Von Crank is up first and pulls Jackson up. A very stiff closed right spins Jackson’s head. A body slam puts Jackson near the center of the ring as Von Crank gestures he is going to end the match. Von Crank goes to the corner, up the turnbuckles and measures Jackson. In a last ditch effort, displaying an unexpected burst of speed, Jackson rolls to his feet and falls against the ropes bringing the perched man down; Von Crank smashes crotch first against the turnbuckle. A vicious left from Jackson and he scales the corner, standing now in front of Von Crank and setting him up for a SUPER-PLEX! Both men are down and Stevens has no choice but to count.

 

1 …

 

“THIS IS AWESOME!”

 

2 … …

 

Austin McGreghor – Both men down!

 

3 … … …

 

Ernie Turner – What?! Don’t these idiots know that neither one of these guy’s could give a rat’s ass about them or their chanting?

 

4 … … … …

 

Austin McGreghor – That move took as much out of Brad Jackson as it did The Trailer Park Prodigy.

 

5 … … … … …

 

Ernie Turner – Oh yeah, both of these guys felt that one, but both men are moving.

 

6 … … … … … …

 

“THIS IS AWESOME!”

 

Both men on their knees, exchanging a set of lefts breaks the count before they each deliver a right. Jackson blocks a wild right from Von Crank and then blocks a left before taking control with one deliberate shot after another. As he finds his feet, with control of the back of his opponent’s neck, Jackson keeps them coming until he has pushed himself and pulled Von Crank back to their feet. Stinging left and an effective right bounces Von Crank off of the mat. Punch drunk, Von Crank is right back up on his wobbly wheels and swinging wildly, but again both are blocked and Jackson drops him again with a stiff right to the jaw. Jackson doesn’t allow him to stay down long, picking him up and launching him into the far corner.

 

Ernie Turner – This new referee just allowing everything to fly tonight or what?

 

Jackson follows Von Crank in taking a back elbow to the kisser. Jackson stumbles backward, but catches Von Crank coming in with a bear hug that he can’t quite hold onto before turning it into a spine buster! Sitting pin attempt and Stevens is quick to find the position!

 

1 …

 

Ernie Turner – He’s got to be done!

 

2 … …

 

Austin McGreghor – He’s basically just been fighting on fumes since before the bell ever rang.

 

Thr… … …

 

Ernie Turner – OH MY GAWD!

 

Even with Jackson leaning in with both hands on Von Crank’s chest, the Trailer Park Prodigy was able to roll his shoulder at the very last millisecond. Jackson argues the count and Stevens attempts to convince him that it was indeed a three count. Jackson rolls out of the ring, absolutely enraged as he punches the apron, kicks the barrier and shouts at some ringside fans. Snatching a chair he returns to the ring under the bottom rope. Stevens warns Jackson about using the chair, but he hears nothing of it. Jackson sets the chair up in the middle of the ring before collecting Von Crank.

 

Ernie Turner – Come on REF! Get the chair out of the ring!

 

Von Crank blocks an attempt to have his face familiarized with the steel back of the chair. Elbow to the guts of Jackson and another, quick left jab and another followed by a jaw cracking right and another; Von Crank getting momentum. A kick to the midsection is caught and thrown down, Jackson comes off of the ropes just behind him, Von Crank ducks a clothesline and sends Jackson face first into the back of the chair with a drop toe hold!

 

Ernie Turner – The Shock`n Rolla calling for the end of the match here, but what the hell?! …

 

Von Crank signals it’s the end for Jackson and goes to the furthest corner of the ring. All the way to the top where he spends several seconds, first shaking the happenings of the match and then taunting some fans in the front row. He stands on the top rope hand raises both arms over his head before launching his HUGE mass damned near across the entire ring, crashing down with a flying headbutt; nothing but canvas burn to the forehead as Jackson moved while Von Crank was midflight.

 

Ernie Turner – That could have been the end of Brad Jackson!

 

Ausin McGreghor – Could have been, but I think it’s the other way around!

 

Ernie Turner – Jackson has cVc up and is setting up the…

 

SOMETHING WICKED! Jackson dropped Von Crank with an inverted double-underhook facebuster!

 

1 …

 

Ernie Turner – That’s it!

 

2 … …

 

Ernie Turner – I mean, there’s no way he can…

 

3 … … …

 

Austin McGreghor – He doesn’t!

 

Kaycee Jay – The winner of this match, the first to move onto the semi-finals, BRAD JACKSON!

 

Austin McGreghor – What an upset here ladies and gentlemen!

 

Ernie Turner – No thanks to Marcus Cane!

 

As “Lies” by Evanecsense hits the speakers, Jackson rolls out of the ring before Stevens can raise his arm in victory. Directly to his wife at ringside, allowing her to raise his arm as she rewards him with a kiss before he starts his determined march up the ramp, no frills just focus, pleased with the #damage left behind him in the ring. Alyvia continues to applaud her man as he ascends the ramp and disappears behind the curtain.

 

Austin McGreghor – We all saw it, even after the attack, Chance was able to fight back and kick out of nearly everything that Jackson had to offer. This was a legitimate…

 

Ernie Turner - …don’t even say that! How could you believe that? Marcus Cane cost the number two seed in this tournament his round one match. Plain and simple McG!

 

Austin McGreghor – There’s no point in arguing, you saw it your way and I saw it differently.

 

Ernie Turner – Lord knows what you saw if you think Chance Von Crank lost this match for any other reason than interference by Marcus Cane, a REFEREE here tonight, at the top of this match!

 

Austin McGreghor – Folks, while The Trailer Park Prodigy is assisted from the ring here, don’t forget you can follow all of the action here on TRUE on Twitter, @TRUE_eW as well as all of the TRUE superstars by subscribing to @TRUE_eW/Roster.

 

Ernie Turner – Aren’t you responsible for that?

 

Austin McGreghor – It’s a joint effort. I do assist Wesley Andrews and his reporting team with the company Twitter.

 

Ernie Turner – I guess that explains the lack of coverage on guys like Chance, Scott Stevens and Landon Divine.

 

Austin McGreghor – You have been asked several times to chime in.

 

Ernie Turner – No time for all of that.

 

Austin McGreghor – Speaking of Landon Divine and Scott Stevens, that match is next and it appears we are ready to get it started!

 

WRESTLEFEST CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT

QUARTERFINAL MATCH

LANDON DIVINE vs. “SCORPION” SCOTT STEVENS

 

Kaycee Jay – This next match, scheduled for one-fall with a fifteen-minute time limit, is a quarterfinal match of the WrestleFest Championship Tournament!

 

“Born Entertainer” by Veruca Salt hits the speakers ushering Landon Divine and his female companion Lucy from behind the curtain to a welcoming chorus of boos from the sold-out crowd! Too consumed in themselves and one another, they pay the fans no mind as the make their way down the ramp.

 

Ernie Turner – The winner of this match will face Brad Jackson in the semifinal match, correct?

 

Kaycee Jay – Introducing first, accompanied to the ring by Lucy, he is from Beverly Hills, California and weighs in at two-hundred forty pounds…

 

Austin McGreghor – That’s right Ern, the winner will face Brad Jackson in the semifinal.

 

Kaycee Jay - …LANDON DIVINE!

 

Divine and Lucy make it to ringside where he escorts her to a corner and then promptly ascends the rings steps. He wipes the soles of his boots on the apron before ducking into the ring between the ropes, not even touching them. A quick spin in the middle of the ring, taking in the jeers with his arms outstretched, is followed by a quick bow to his fair Lucy.

 

Austin McGreghor – A very arrogant…

 

Ernie Turner - …PERFECT!

 

Austin McGreghor – Call it what you want I suppose.

 

Kaycee Jay – AND HIS OPPONENT!

 

The lights in the arena go pitch black for a few moments before the TRUE-Vision hums to life displaying in sharp red letters, “NOTHING SURVIVES MY STING!” Red lasers and spotlights illuminate the arena as Dave Mustaine’s voice echoes over the booing crowd:

 

“I AM THE SCORPION, WHOA!”

 

Kaycee Jay – From Houston, Texas, weighing in at two-hundred and fifty-six pounds…

 

The jeering fans do their best to overwhelm the “I Stand Alone/Amazing” mash-up that draws “The Venomous One” from behind the curtain.

 

Kaycee Jay - … “SCORPION” SCOTT STEVENS!

 

Scott Stevens makes his way down the ramp, trash talking the fans with every step and even draws back as if he’s going to hit a few of the more vocal bashers. Finally, reaching the ring, he goes up the steps and quickly up the nearest turnbuckle. He stares down at the crowd, an icy glare and then gestures a throat slash, pulling the glare to the ring as his hand moves across his throat and fixating his attention on Landon Divine. He drops down off of the turnbuckle and ducks through the ropes, entering the ring.

 

Ernie Turner – Scott Stevens is a former champion all over the world in many different promotions many different times, with his entry here…

 

Austin McGreghor – Let me guess, you want to change your vote?

 

Ernie Turner – How did… wait a minute… shut up McG!

 

Inside the ring, having already checked Divine while Stevens made his way to the ring, Official Ace Tanner checks the wrist tape and boots of the Scorpion before taking to the center of the ring. He motions to both competitors to be ready and calls for the bell. Both men circle the ring and then go in for the tie-up, but Landon ducks Stevens and stuns him with a right to the side of his head. Divine takes a few steps back as Stevens brushes it off and Tanner warns against the closed fist. Again, they circle and again Divine ducks the tie-up. This time however, it is Stevens with a stinging right in return. Divine is quick to go to the corner, ducking under the rope to stop the oncoming attack. Tanner steps between them and as he pushes them apart, Divine gets a cheap shot over the shoulder of the official.

 

Austin McGreghor – That was uncalled for!

 

Ernie Turner – No, that was smart!

 

Divine powders to the floor and the chase is on; both men outside of the ring with Stevens hot on the trail of Divine. On the opposite side of where he made his exit, Divine is back in and goes across the ring to the ropes as Stevens reenters. Divine ducks a clothesline on the first return and then leaps over a telegraphed back body drop on the second. Stevens catches him the third time, attempting to press him up, but Divine wriggles out and drops down behind him. Divine pushes Stevens forward, chest first into the ropes. Stevens hangs on sending Divine to the mat with an unoccupied rollup. Divine is quickly to his feet and rushes into the arms of Stevens. Stevens roars out and then shakes the ring and the entire front row with a spine buster.

 

Ernie Turner – I felt that all the way over here!

 

Austin McGreghor – I think the fans in the luxury suites felt that.

 

Stevens amps up as he takes a few steps around the ring allowing Divine to crawl to the corner nearest Lucy. While the crowd doesn’t support him, they eat the move up. Stevens rushes in with a crushing knee to the chest before picking Divine up. As Divine comes up, he gets both thumbs into Stevens’ eyes and backs him to the center of the ring. Tanner steps in between the two returning Divine to the corner with a stern warning. Divine again rushes Stevens, only to be caught and pressed more than six and a half feet above the mat. In pure show of strength, Stevens presses once, twice and a third time before dropping Divine to the mat.

 

Ernie Turner – DAMN!

 

The crowd continues to get into the big time moves as Divine stumbles to his feet and Stevens measures up from behind. As Divine turns around, he takes a forearm to the face and Stevens spins him around to plant another. Stevens pushes Divine into the corner and rockets him across the ring into the opposite. As Divine hobbles out of the corner, he’s launched into the air with aback body drop. Again, Stevens yells out, seemingly building in the moment of each big move. As Divine uses the far ropes to pull his self up, Stevens measures and then takes his opponent’s head off with a running lariat sending him out, over the top rope.

 

Ernie Turner – Someone remind him that he could only win that way on the last show.

 

Austin McGreghor – I am sure he is well aware.

 

Lucy runs to the side of Divine as he rocks in pain, seated on the floor with his back against the crowd barrier. Inside of the ropes, Tanner is fighting to keep Stevens in the ring. Stevens gets past and ducks through the ropes. A ring grip pulls Lucy out of the way as Stevens comes off of the apron, cannon balling into Divine. Stevens is quickly to his feet and pulling the crushed remnants of his opponent to a vertical position. Stevens drags Divine to the ring and smashes his head off of the apron before rolling him back in. Divine crawls across the ring as Stevens ducks through the ropes and pursues him. Stevens pulls Divine up and holds him against the ropes to stick a forearm to the face. Stevens pushes Divine’s head back, over the top rope with his right hand and overhead chops him in the center of his chest.

 

Austin McGreghor – The Scorpion lighting The Born Legend up here!

 

Stevens whips Divine across the ring hard; Divine returns from the opposite ropes, ducking a clothesline line and dropping down on his knees behind Stevens. Divine lunges forward clipping the left knee from under Stevens. Divine is slow, but soon to his feet and stomping the left knee of Stevens. He stomps a second time and a third before bending the back of Stevens around the bend in his own knee. He applies pressure, leaning in on the situation before jerking the leg forward. Divine stomps the inside of Stevens knee three times and smashes it between the mat and a dropped elbow. On the ground, he pushes his right elbow in the inside of Stevens’ knee and leg scissors his ankle and foot. Applying pressure from both angles he pushes his forearm against the inside of Stevens’ knee while using the leg scissors to pull against the push. Tanner checks and Stevens refuses.

 

Ernie Turner – There’s my pick right there, doing what he does best!

 

Austin McGreghor – Are you kidding me?!

 

Stevens continues to refuse, but is clearly in a great deal of pain.

 

Ernie Turner – No. He’s working a body part.

 

Austin McGreghor – No, you are changing your vote again?!

 

Stevens positions himself under Divine just enough to land an elbow in his chest. Divine is jolted, but continues to apply pressure. The crowd cheers, but more so in support of the action; as Stevens continues to find a way out of his current predicament. Stevens clubs Divine in the back of the head and then pushes Divine back, transitioning the move into an arm bar. He arches back and Lucy squeals out in pain for her man. Divine fights and struggles, throwing himself about, until he’s able to stretch his feet to the bottom rope; he pinches the ropes between the toes of his boots. Stevens demands Stevens release Divine’s arm and starts to count.

 

Austin McGreghor – Okay, he has to break the hold here.

 

Ernie Turner – You try telling the first TRUE Wrestling Champion of the World that!

 

As McGreghor sighs, inside of the ring, Tanner had to break the hold and both are back up. Divine uses the ropes for some quick momentum, running right into a knee to the abdomen. Stevens drills him with an uppercut sending saliva into the third or fourth row before whipping him across the ring. Stevens charges in and Divine drops allowing Stevens to step over him and immediately hit the ropes. As Stevens steps over the second time, Divine trips him up and slides out under the bottom rope, dragging Stevens’ legs out over the edge of the apron. Divine racks the favored left leg of Stevens on the edge of the ring apron. Tanner demands that Divine return to the ring warning a ten-count. Again, Divine snaps the inside of Stevens’ knee on the ring apron before dragging him to the corner and using the ring post against the inside of the knee.

 

Ernie Turner – Smart. This is experience.

 

Austin McGreghor – Are you saying the worldly-traveled Scott Stevens lacks experience?

 

Divine lets up and Stevens rolls to the outside, crashing down on the mats. Divine picks him up only to kick him in the back of the knee. Again, Stevens is jerked up and Divine rolls him in the ring. Divine slides in behind him and goes for a quick lateral press, hooking the left leg for the pin.

 

1 …

 

Ernie Turner – Called it all along!

 

2 … KICKOUT!

 

Divine helps Stevens up and goes for a neck breaker that is blocked and transitioned into a snapmare. Divine maintains control of Stevens’ head and, as Stevens is seated, plants a knee between his shoulder blades then slams him back, drops and elbow and rolls down Stevens over his leg. With one hand on Stevens’ ankle and the other high on his thigh, Divine launches his bottom half into the air and drops a sharp knee into Stevens’ left knee. Divine pulls Stevens up and, with his shoulder deep in Stevens’ midsection, Divine shoves Stevens into the corner. “SHE’S AN ESCORT!” chants erupt in the crowd as Divine stands on the second turnbuckle dropping punches into the face of his opponent. Slightly distracted, Divine is shoved off of the turnbuckle and lands hard in the ring. He does this a second time, rushing back to the second rung and getting two shots in before shoved down again. As Stevens rushes in, Divine gets a low drop kick right to Stevens knee.

 

Austin McGreghor- Stevens has to start protecting his knee if he plans to make it out of this one and win two more!

 

Ernie Turner – Lateral press!

 

1 …

 

Austin McGreghor – He’s got the leg hooked!

 

Ernie Turner – But he can’t hold him!

 

Fans in the front row can be heard trying to incite the chant once again, but it never catches on and Divine pays it no attention going to the corner and pulling his elbow pad off. He hops up onto the second turnbuckle and comes off with a leaping knee drop on the injured knee. Again, Divine goes to the corner. As Divine gets in a verbal altercation with a fan at ringside over the top rope, Stevens gets to his feet. Realizing this, Divine comes off with a higher knee but is caught and slammed down hard with a capture suplex. Stevens, not able to hold on to any kind of pin, rolls off of Divine and both men are down.

 

1 …

 

2 … …

 

3 … … …

 

Austin McGreghor – Ace Tanner counting both of these men out!

 

4 … … … …

 

Both men, having rolled to opposite corners, use the turnbuckles to help them up. They charge one another at the same time, Stevens turning Divine inside out with a vicious lariat. Divine instinctively rolls and is back up against the ropes. As he stumbles forward, Stevens spears in with a flying elbow. Stevens back up and catches Divine in a tie up that results in Divine being hoisted high above Stevens’ head, both of them vertical with the blood rushing to Divine’s cranium. Stevens goes forward with an inverted suplex. Stevens drops a closed fist to Divine’s forehead and leans back against him for a pin.

 

1 …

 

Ernie Turner – This is it!

 

2 … …

 

Ernie Turner – Scorpion advances!

 

Thr… … KICKOUT!

 

Stevens and Tanner go chest to chest, arguing the count. Favoring his knee, he returns to collect Divine. Stevens sets up for the Toxic Sting, taunting Lucy on the outside of the ring as he is able to position Divine’s head just… Divine gets loose with a kick to the back of Stevens’ left knee and then, in some martial arts form or kick pose, holds Stevens knee under his boot to apply added pressure. Able to hold the pose just long enough to show it off, Divine has to shift into a sleeper hold. Stevens urges his self to his feet with Divine hanging on tightly. Stevens reaches back with his right arm hooking Divine’s near leg and charges backward into the corner. Divine crumples to the mat and Stevens’ knee gives on him and he goes down as well.

 

Austin McGreghor – Both me down again!

 

Stevens is up first, but Divine is not far behind. Stevens goes for a spear which Divine dodges, sending Stevens shoulder first through the corner and into the ring post. Divine snatches Stevens, spinning him around and getting a snap double-underhook DDT! A quick pin attempt…

 

1 …

 

Ernie Turner – Stevens just got stung!

 

2 … …

 

Austin McGreghor – Divine could have him here!

 

Thr… KICKOUT!

 

Divine pulls Stevens up and locks on a sleeper hold from behind. Stevens muscles through, hoisting Divine up onto his shoulder. Stevens drops down, racking Divine’s body against his shoulders breaking the hold. Stevens powers himself back up under the weight of his opponent. This time, as he drops, he flings Divine’s legs off of him converting the move in mid-drop; TOXIC STING! Stevens hooks a leg for the pin attempt!

 

Austin McGreghor – That is Scorpion’s Toxic Sting finisher!

 

1 …

 

Ernie Turner – There’s no way he’s kicking out!

 

2 … …

 

Austin McGreghor – Here we go!

 

3 … … …

 

Ernie Turner – Just like I said he would!

 

Kaycee Jay – The winner of this match and the next man to advance into the semifinals, “SCORPION” SCOTT STEVENS!

 

Stevens goes over the top with his celebration, literally rubbing it in the face of every fan in the building just as much as Divine. While Divine remain motionless on the mat, Stevens drops down out of the ring and, something like the prior winner, gets… gives a very unwanted kiss at ringside. Lucy, completely disgusted having being touched by the Texan slaps him across his face only inviting a second big and juicy kiss from the Scorpion.

 

Ernie Turner – HA! He beat you up and kissed your girl!

 

Stevens ushers Lucy aside as he continues his celebration going up the ramp. The crowd boos him, but he doesn’t care. If you didn’t know better, you’d believe he had just won the Championship final the self-zealous party he is throwing before disappearing behind the curtain.

 

Austin McGreghor – That’s two quarterfinals down and a semifinal coming up where Scott Stevens face Brad Jackson!

 

Ernie Turner – Can you imagine those two big guys out here?

 

Austin McGreghor – No telling what may happen, but we will see it right here, LIVE, on iPPV exclusively at true-ewrestling.com!

 

Ernie Turner – That’s right, my parents had to buy this event at the TRUE website to watch me tonight!

 

Austin McGreghor – I’m not certain about your performance, but I’m sure with the in-ring action, they haven’t been disappointed.

 

Ernie Turner – Whatever McG! You know, the website is a pretty awesome source for TRUE news and superstar access twenty-four seven!

 

Austin McGreghor – That’s right, fans can also register membership and get access to all of TRUE’s super-card events here on iPPV!

 

Ernie Turner – Including our next one, TRINITY!

 

Austin McGreghor – You are correct. TRINITY is Friday, November 23 from the Banker’s Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis! An event featuring a night of three-way elimination and triple threat matches!

 

WORLDS COLLIDE – A TRUE CHALLENGE!

The opening beats and riffs of Joe Lynn Turner’s cover of “Back In Black” bring the crowd to their feet as the stage lights up a multicolored spectacle. Each drum beat shakes the empty metal chairs along ringside as the fans are on their feet anticipating the presence of TRUE Owner… Johnny Matthews steps out onto the stage as the lead guitar screams out with the fans. Black biker boots, black slacks, a black dress shirt under a black Armani blazer; the man in black stands steadfast atop the ramp, flipping ashes about as he talks to fans at ringside. The silver-tinted shades reflect the light show from above as the Marlboro dangles in his pucker.

 

Austin McGreghor – Here comes the boss!

 

Ernie Turner – What is he carrying?

 

In the grip of Matthews left hand is a yard ruler, straight edge… a measuring stick. He thrusts it high above his head displaying the “t” logo on it and holds it there as the fans chant, “THANK YOU JOHNNY!” He drops the cigarette on the stage and smashes it out under his boot as the fans continue to cheer.

 

Austin McGreghor – It’s a measuring stick!

 

Matthews lowers the symbolic message and heads down the ramp, slapping hands with the fans along the way. At ringside, he goes around the ring and heads toward the broadcast table. Shaking hands with McGreghor, he completely ignores “the other” brother-in-law before grabbing a microphone from Kaycee Jay and climbing the ring steps.

 

Ernie Turner – I uh, wonder what uh, he has to say.

 

Austin McGreghor – I guess we are about to find out!

 

Matthews dusts his boots on the apron and enters the ring. Microphone in one hand and the TRUE measuring stick in the other, he throws his arms out to each side taking a quarter spin and bowing to each side of the arena. As the crowd cheer and chant he takes it in with a huge grin before raising the microphone to his lips.

 

“TRUE IS AWESOME!”

 

Johnny Matthews – You know, I was going to come out here with the TRUE Wrestling Championship of the World, but I think I did myself one better. You see, this… this is our title; this is what we have accomplished. I don’t care who and I don’t care where, it doesn’t even matter HOW; to tell you the truth, I don’t even care what they say. When it comes to TRUE, we HAVE raised the bar and we ARE the goddamned measuring stick!

 

The fans pop loud for the extended credit as Matthews makes a powerful statement pointing the measuring stick full-circle at everyone of them.

 

Johnny Matthews – Whether you are with us here in the building or you are watching from home, I am here to tell you, WE… CHANGED… THIS… GAME! We put professional wrestling on television! We came out here and said with all of our might… NO MORE GARBAGE!

 

Ernie Turner – WHOA!

 

Johnny Matthews – Tonight, just like two weeks ago, we make history! Our first-ever Television Champion faces her first challenge for the belt and tonight, right here in Cincinnati… tonight, we crown the first TRUE Wrestling Champion of the World!

 

Austin McGreghor – Whoever it is can most certainly claim that they are TRULY the very best in this business!

 

Ernie Turner – Yeah, we already know that it won’t be Chance Von Crank or Landon Divine!

 

Johnny Matthews – That’s not all we are doing though! No sir! No ma’am! Tonight, we are closing an early chapter of our beginning and opening a new, very exciting and most anticipated few months as we head to November and we go straight for TRINITY!

 

Austin McGreghor – Where Worlds Collide!

 

Johnny Matthews – Now I’m not looking past WrestleFest, we still have a long way to go tonight. We are only two matches in folks! Through November though, as the song goes, we are going to fuel the fire. Because I have a message for everyone in the back, a few of you that I have personally invited here and a very short list of people I know are watching this at home. Go ahead, shift me to full-screen and take this in because I’m only going to say it once!

 

Matthews pulls the near camera in close on him so that he is consuming the entire TRUE-Vision and every screen watching on iPPV.

 

Johnny Matthews – TRUE IS WHERE IT’S AT!

 

“TRUE IS AWESOME!”

 

Johnny Matthews – If you are looking for a fair opportunity and want to show your alliance, show us you have the blue in your blood because we may be crowning champions tonight, but we are looking for allegiance. You see, it’s true, most of the guys and gals in the back took a chance with us and I’ll give them credit for that, but there are some that are working the entire planet while others are TRUE blue, through and through.

 

Ernie Turner – Okay, so he’s addressing our roster working for other places?

 

Johnny Matthews – I’m going to tell you here and now, I don’t care if you work in Chicago, Atlanta, New York, Las Vegas, somewhere in California or in the Great White North, you better be here when TRUE goes live and you better work one-hundred and ten percent because if you fail any one of these people on any given night, I am going to let you go bore someone else’s audience with a half-assed performance without any hesitation or thought as to who you may be on some wrestling rag’s front page cover!

 

Austin McGreghor – You’re under exclusive contract right?

 

Ernie Turner – Right on, who else would I be working for?

 

Johnny Matthews – There are plenty of people backstage willing. There are plenty of people working the independent scene looking. I promise all of you and everyone backstage, if any of those workers want to come out here, fresh because they didn’t work six, four, two or even one other show prior to TRUE, and they want to bring you to your feet, that’s what’s going to happen! Period!

 

“THANK YOU JOHNNY!”

 

Johnny Matthews – So again, now that I have your attention, listen up… I’m about to ACTUALLY change the game again …FOR REAL… because after tonight we are headed into TRINITY and I am challenging our Best Studios affiliates!

 

Ernie Turner – What the hell is he about to…

 

Johnny Matthews – You see, the TRINITY theme is 12 Stones’ “Worlds Collide” so, why not? Let’s see it! Let’s see if High Octane and Legacy Pro care to take the challenge. They each have a Television Champion and all three of our promotions just happen to be on the same television network so, here’s my challenge...

 

Austin McGreghor – He is challenging our Best Studios affiliates!

 

Matthews goes to the ropes closest to the entrance and looks up the ramp into the camera. He is surrounded on all sides by a sold-out major sports venue. He looks to the measuring stick and then back up the ramp. Raising the measuring stick high above his head once more, he continues.

 

Johnny Matthews – …come November 23, when TRUE rolls into Indianapolis, I am willing to put my Television Champion against both of yours; whomever they may be at that time! It could be a triple-threat or three-way elimination, I’m open for discussion. Let’s see who has the best network representation as their company’s Television Champion! At TRINITY let’s see WORLDS COLLIDE!

 

With that, Matthews drops the microphone as 12 Stones’ “Worlds Collide” plays over the crowds cheers. He tosses the measuring stick out into the first couple of rows. Taking a few steps back, into the center of the ring, he again takes a series of bows to each side of the arena. The fans continue to cheer and chant as he exits the ring and goes up the ramp.

 

Austin McGreghor – You may not agree with what he said, but as a fan, you have to respect it.

 

Ernie Turner – Listen to this crowd, clearly they know who is going to deliver the best talent and shows each and every time and his name is…

 

“THANK YOU JOHNNY!”

 

Austin McGreghor – Yes fans, TRINITY is November 23, but tonight is WrestleFest and one man is going to leave a string of broken egos and opened eyes behind him as he makes history and captures the TRUE Wrestling Championship of the World!

 

WRESTLEFEST CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT

QUARTERFINAL MATCH

BRANDON ALDRIDGE vs. MARK DEVEREAUX

 

Kaycee Jay – This next match, scheduled for one-fall with a fifteen-minute time limit, is a quarterfinal match of the WrestleFest Championship Tournament. Introducing first…

 

The hard riffs and beat of Volbeat’s “A Warrior’s Call” rock the US Bank arena at it’s very foundations as the lights above the stage, ring and ramp put on an awe-inspiring display. The crowd on their feet in anticipation as the beat continues to pulse from the speakers.

 

“LET’S GET READY TO RUMBLE!”

 

Kaycee Jay - …from Denver, Colorado, weighing in at two-hundred and twenty-nine pounds…

 

The powerful first verse of the song gets the crowd bobbing along as they chant, stamp and slap their chairs and the barrier. TRUE’s Ace steps out onto the stage to a huge ovation! He takes it in, seemingly surprised by the reaction from the jam-packed arena, and starts down the ramp.

 

Kaycee Jay - …BRANDON “ACE” ALDRIDGE!

 

At ringside he dives in under the bottom rope and paces the ring waving his arms in an upward motion getting the crowd amped. He takes to a corner and Official Chris Stevens begins to check him over.

 

Austin McGreghor – Here is a young man looking to get over his past trials and come in here and make a mark on professional wrestling!

 

Ernie Turner – Good for him. He may beat this guy from Michigan, but that doesn’t mean he’s going to win the whole thing and leave here with the championship.

 

Kaycee Jay - …AND HIS OPPONENT…

 

The TRUE-Vision lights up with the opening chords of “Epic” by Faith No More.

 

Kaycee Jay – …he is from Dearborn, Michigan and weighed in at two-hundred and fifty-six pounds…

 

While the entrance video of the “Working Class Warrior” plays on the giant screen, the fans begin stomping on the ground to the bass drum and slapping their chairs and the crowd barrier with the beat of the snare. Loud and proud “WAR-RI-OR!” chants with the kick-snare.

 

Kaycee Jay - …MARK DEVEREAUX!

 

Mark Devereaus lightly jogs out from behind the curtain, stopping at the top of the ramp. He puts his hand up to his brow and motions that he is looking over the entire arena before pounding his right fist on his chest and pointing out at all in attendance.

 

Ernie Turner – Then again, I don’t see this guy winning it all either, where was it I said he was from again?

 

Austin McGreghor – Michigan.

 

Ernie Turner – Exactly!

 

He starts walking down the ramp, reaching to slap the hands of the fans along the side with every other step. He climbs the ring steps and ducks inside the ropes. Once inside he climbs the turnbuckle facing the camera, points to the crowd, points to his heart, and then points to the ring. Finally, he raises his hands into the air and absorbs the explosive reaction from the crowd. He climbs down and begins stretching his arms by rotating them as the music fades.

 

Austin McGreghor – Official Chris Stevens checking Devereaux over and we will soon be into our third match here in this tournament!

 

The bell rings and both men are out into the center to bump fists in a show of respect. They circle and then collide, coming together hard in the middle of the ring. Collar and elbow tie-up, they test each other, neither getting a clear advantage and they let go for a few moments. Circling the ring, both fidget with their gear before crashing back together in the center of the arena. Again, the push and pull benefits neither more than the other and they separate once more. Aldridge asks for a test of strength and Devereaux accepts. They lock the knuckles of their right hands together and then their left. Once more, neither man has a distinct advantage over the other until, of course, Aldridge makes an opportunity and kicks Devereaux in the abdomen.

 

Ernie Turner – Well, I may have a favorite in this one afterall.

 

Aldridge apologizes and then throws a quick standing clothesline that Devereaux ducks under. Aldridge turns around and catches a hard right to the jaw that takes him off of his feet. Not for longer than a blink though, as he is quickly back up and knocked down with a second and then a third. As Aldridge finds his feet the third time, Devereaux comes off of the ropes adding momentum behind the fourth right landed on Aldridge’s jaw. Aldridge rolls to the outside as Devereaux shakes the sting out of his hand on the inside.

 

Ernie Turner – Alright, both of them showing their neither one below just popping one another!

 

Austin McGreghor – Are you changing your vote again?

 

Ernie Turner – No. Brad Jackson is still going to win this tournament.

 

Austin McGreghor – Brad Jackson, you say?

 

Ernie Turner – Yeah.

 

Aldridge walks around the ring and Devereaux is quick to go to the outside to collect him. Aldridge turns around and fires a right of his own that is blocked and Devereaux lights him up once more. Devereaux smashes Aldridge’s head into the ring apron and then shoulder rams him back first against the apron. Devereaux throws him back into the ring under the bottom rope. As Devereaux climbs the apron and comes through the ropes, Aldridge is up on the inside and plants a boot into Devereaux’s chest. Aldridge drags Devereaux across the middle rope, leaving his feet on the ropes before planting his face into the canvas with a DDT.

 

Austin McGreghor – These matches are quarterfinals in a tournament for THE World Title! They may respect each other, but they both want to win that gold.

 

Aldridge gets to his feet and yells out to the crowd, “THIS IS MY TIME!” Then he mounts Devereaux and drops some heavy bombs. With Devereaux’s head in his right hand Aldridge bashes his face with the left repeatedly. The official admonishes Aldridge, telling him to open his fists so he stops the barrage with a paint brushing and then helps Devereaux to his feet. Placing Devereaux’s face against the top of his knee, Aldridge stomps down jarring the jaw of his opponent.

 

Ernie Turner – What the hell was that?

 

Aldridge slams Devereaux’s face into the near top turnbuckle and turns him around to catch a jab in the midsection and then a slicing knife-edge chop across the top of his chest. Devereaux’s right is blocked and Aldridge plants a high knee and then sends Devereaux reeling into the corner with a stiff European uppercut. Aldridge informs Devereaux that this is his time and then pops him in the face once more. Aldridge sends Devereaux across the ring into the opposite corner and follows in with a running forearm lariat. Pulling Devereaux out of the corner, into the center of the ring, Aldridge is launched to the ropes. Aldridge leaps up onto the top rope and returns, catching Devereaux with a springboard DDT! A quick cover and the official is there to make the count.

 

1 …

 

Ernie Turner – It’s just that easy against someone from Michigan.

 

2 … …

 

Austin McGreghor – He kicked out!

 

Aldridge checks with the referee who confirms, only a two on that attempt. Back to Devereaux, Aldridge pushes his knee pad down to his ankle and then goes to the far ropes, returning with a running knee drop to Devereaux’s head. Another quick cover, but Devereaux kicks out before there’s any kind of count.

 

Ernie Turner – Where was the ref?

 

Aldridge wraps on a sleeper hold and the official is there to check. Devereaux attempts to pull Aldridge off of him with a couple of knuckles of Ace’s hair, but a lighting quick punch to the side of the head ends that and Aldridge cinches in the hold. With his feet fully extended behind Devereaux, Aldridge leans in, applying all his weight to the pressure of the hold. Devereaux refuses to give in.

 

Austin McGreghor – What a way to keep control of this move.

 

Ernie Turner – Put him to sleep already before everyone in this arena starts snoring, starting with me.

 

The crowd cheers and chants, trying to support both men, as Devereaux pushes himself up and then drops, jacking Aldridge’s jaw against his shoulder. Devereaux is up and attempts to tie up, but Aldridge brings the uncovered knee up into Devereaux’s chest. Both men attempt to catch their breath, hands on their knees, for a moment and its Devereaux with the first shot; a hard right from Devereaux that is answered in return by Aldridge. They exchange these rights a second, third and fourth time, neither man able to knock the other down. Aldridge is again, the first to use his feet, planting a quick boot to the midsection and dropping Devereaux with a neckbreaker.

 

Ernie Turner – Cover him! What are you… what is he…

 

Aldridge rolls to the outside and drags Devereaux’s head and shoulders out over the edge of the ring apron. Aldridge lands a hard elbow across the top of Devereaux’s chest. Rolling Devereaux over to his stomach, his head and chest on the apron now, Aldridge climbs up on the apron and uses the middle rope as a springboard to add more momentum to his mushroom stomp. Again, Aldridge uses the middle rope, but this time it’s a knee dropped across the shoulders of Devereaux. Aldridge goes to the inside of the ring and picks Devereaux up. Dragging Devereaux to the corner, Aldridge smashes his face against the top turnbuckle and then, adding insult to injury, pie-faces him.

 

Ernie Turner – Pretty much all Ace Aldridge in this one.

 

Aldridge goes to whip Devereaux across the ring, but gets reversed and is flung into the opposite corner. Aldridge wobbles out into a very high back body drop. As the sting in his back pushes Aldridge to his feet, Devereaux levels him again with a running clothesline. Devereaux pushes Aldridge to the ropes and then whips him across. Aldridge returns into a back elbow, dropping him once more. The crowd steady behind the “Working Class Warrior” as Devereaux picks Aldridge up and plants him in the center of the ring with a step-up enziguri. Devereaux goes to the ropes and drops a knee. A very lazy pin attempt follows, just simply making a cover.

 

1 …

 

And Aldridge kicks out. While Aldridge rolls to the ropes and attempts to collect his marbles, Devereaux plays to the fans and their cheers amp up. Devereaux picks Aldridge up and whips him to the ropes closest to the entrance. As Aldridge returns, Devereaux goes to hoist him but is distracted by a presence on the ramp. The cheers are now boos as “Scorpion” Scott Stevens approaches the ring. Aldridge takes advantage of the distraction, wiping Devereaux out with a clothesline.

 

Austin McGreghor – Come on now, what business does he have down here?

 

Ernie Turner – Maybe he just wants to scout the potential competition in the final match.

 

“CANE IS PAIN!”

 

The jeers from the crowd don’t last long as they are soon crazy over the top cheers and chants! Marcus Cane, special WrestleFest Championship Tournament enforcer, is back at ringside and spins Stevens around. Cane warns Stevens that he isn’t going to have anything to do with the match and demands he head back up the ramp. Aldridge notices the chaos and goes to the ropes yelling that neither one of them should be out there. From behind, Devereaux capitalizes with a quick roll-up and to keep Aldridge down he leans in with all of his weight.

 

1 …

 

Ernie Turner – He can’t keep his nose out of anything!

 

2 … …

 

Austin McGreghor – Meanwhile, Devereaux has Aldridge pinned!

 

3 … … …

 

Austin McGreghor – Devereaux did it! He has advanced in this tournament!

 

Kaycee Jay – The winner of this match, and the third semifinalist in the WrestleFest Championship Tournament, MARK DEVEREAUX!

 

Aldridge is visibly distraught over the loss and clearly angry that he allowed his self to be distracted in the match. Devereaux helps him to his feet and the two shake hands. Aldridge can be heard congratulating Devereaux and Devereaux tells him that he was a fantastic opponent. With Cane having led Stevens back up the ramp and behind the curtain, Aldridge exits the ring to allow Devereaux to celebrate.

 

Austin McGreghor – There he is folks, Mark Devereaux, the third semifinalist in this all-important tournament!

 

Devereaux continues to celebrate, hopping up on the near corner and pumping his fists in the air with the beat of Faith No More’s “Epic”. He drops down, crosses the ring and duck through the ropes. On the apron, Devereaux holds up two fingers signifying the number of matches he has yet to win before winning the big one!

 

Austin McGreghor – Fans, don’t forget that tonight at eleven-o-clock Eastern, Frontrow Joe takes to the air LIVE to review WrestleFest and get your reactions.

 

The feed cuts backstage where a studio is setup and Frontrow Joe is watching all of the action, taking notes on a notepad. As he notices it is now him on the screen, he acknowledges the camera.

 

Frontrow Joe – Hello fans and welcome to the TRUE On Air studio on location here at the US Bank Arena where, in just a couple of hours, I will take to the air and talk all of the WrestleFest happenings with you! This LIVE show will commence promptly at eleven-o-clock and you can participate by calling in and letting me know what you thought! The number to call in is 347-838-8988. I know I would be excited to hear what you think and who knows, you may find yourself On Air LIVE with a TRUE Superstar!

 

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Back out at ringside, McGreghor has a vintage IAWF Stormm action figure and the new TRUE figure while Turner has a classic IAWF Glyn Speight figure and the new TRUE action figure.

 

Austin McGreghor – The match we are about to see spans a decade. While we had what we called a “Legend’s Main Event” at TRUE’s Adrenaline: Opening Day, this next match is truly one to be awed.

 

Ernie Turner – Both of these guys worked for a promotion called the InterAction Wrestling Federation, promoted by our promoter’s father, the late Joseph Remington Matthews.

 

Austin McGreghor – Whereas, Glyn Speight had already cemented himself an IAWF and Matthews Wrestling Medias cornerstone long before Stormm arrived on the scene in late 2001, Stormm took the promotion like a, pardon the expression, force of nature.

 

Ernie Turner – Amongst other things he just “took”!

 

Austin McGreghor – This is a match that, while not a lot of people understand it or are familiar with it, would have sold out the famous house that the Matthews built with their IAWF, the eighty-two thousand five-hundred seats of San Antonio’s Alamodome in the heyday of the InterAction Wrestling Federation.

 

Ernie Turner – That’s no exaggeration. Even I have to agree with that.

 

Austin McGreghor – While Speight was the ring general, grand-slam champion, living high on the hog, Michaels worked his way into the hearts of MWM fans, through a Television title victory and eventually captured the IAWF Championship.

 

Ernie Turner – As it’s been documented, Stormm was the last reigning IAWF Champion when the late JR Matthews was killed and the IAWF went under.

 

Austin McGreghor – This quarterfinal match means so much more to the two competitors in it than making it to the finals of this tournament. Here, we have the very first IAWF Champion facing the very last. What a treat we are in for!

 

WRESTLEFEST CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT

QUARTERFINAL MATCH

GLYN SPEIGHT vs. JUSTIN MICHAELS

 

Kaycee Jay – This next match, scheduled for one-fall with a fifteen minute time limit, is a WrestleFest Championship Tournament quarterfinal match! Introducing first…

 

The arena goes completely dark and the roaring fans break out their cellular telephones and wave them in the air as the tension of anticipation is sliced with the humming synthesizers and rhythmic beat of Linkin Park’s Reanimation version of “One Step Closer”. The lighting begins to dance with the music over the sea of anxiety. The fans are absolutely entranced in the remixed song and light show for a full minute and fifty seconds before the first verse brings the arena a haunting deep red glow.

 

Kaycee Jay - …he is a 2012 inductee into the Matthews Wrestling Medias Hall of Fame!

 

THE Grandmaster steps out onto the stage to an overwhelming reception as the fans continue to push the limits of the roofing. From behind his trademarked “Grandmaster” shades, he takes in the entire crowd; from the floor to the rafters they are cheering for the legend. He raises his right hand and absorbs the ovation.

 

Kaycee Jay – A former IAWF Grand Slam Champion!

 

Fireworks shoot into the air from the stage behind the former holder of every major IAWF Championship as he continues to revel in the cheers. The music is now full pitch and the crowd is right there with it. The man is about to take one step closer to the TRUE Wrestling Championship of the World!

 

Kaycee Jay – He hails from Barnsley, England and weighed in at two-hundred and five pounds!

 

More pyrotechnics explodes around the TRUE-Vision and the lighting above the ring, momentarily illuminating the arena, but quickly returning it to the red hue.

 

Kaycee Jay – Ladies and gentlemen, this is the one and only “GRANDMASTER” GLYN SPEIGHT!

 

Starting down the ramp, the Speight slaps hands with the fans along the way until reaching the ringside area where he walks around the ring, shaking hands with fans in the front row. In a quick lunge, he dives under the bottom rope and quickly stands and throws his arm into the air. The song plays through to the explosive end, with synchronized explosions and fireworks around the entire building with a final boom that brings the lights to normal.

 

Ernie Turner – Was all of that really necessary?

 

“THANK YOU GLYN!” chants echo throughout the arena as Speight picks up acknowledges the chants, respectfully bowing his head and mouthing the words, “Thank you!” Speight takes to a corner as Ace Tanner checks him over.

 

The arena lights dim down to a gentle glow and the sound of pouring rain fills the arena to the brim. Hardly containing themselves already, the fans start to rise to their feet as a sudden bright flash of orange lights flood the crowd before a deafening crash of thunder rattles the foundation and leaves the arena in darkness once again. The pre-chorus rift to "Crash" by Decyfer Down instigates a small riot amongst those in attendance as orange flashes, like lightning, illuminate the way for the Force of Nature, and Justin Michaels appears through the curtain and onto the stage, followed by his wife, the lovely Lindsay Michaels.

 

"CRASH! YOU'RE GOING DOWN! WITHOUT A SOUND!"

 

Kaycee Jay - Introducing at this time, a 2012 Inductee into the Matthews Wrestling Medias Hall of Fame...

 

Playing to the cheers of the fans from atop the ramp, Justin marches back and forth and interacts with the fans, recognizing all the support before turning his attention back to the ring, and starts to make his way towards the squared circle.

 

"AND I'LL PASS YOU UP, BEFORE I EXPLODE! BREAKING IN TWO! I'LL SEE IT THROUGH!"

 

Kaycee Jay - He is the winner of the Adrenaline: Opening Day Battle Royal, and the number one seed in the WrestleFest Championship Tournament!

 

Having made it to ringside with his lovely wife at his side, Stormm patrols around to the opposite side of the ring and gives a less than genuine salute towards the commentator team, more specifically, Ernie Turner, before hopping up onto the ring apron and continuing to play off of the reaction from the fans.

 

Kaycee Jay - He is from Kansas City, Kansas, weighing in at two hundred and fifty-two pounds...

 

"YOU WON'T KEEP ME DOWN WHEN I CRASH THROUGH YOU!"

 

Kaycee Jay - …being accompanied by Lindsay Michaels, he is professional wrestling's Force of Nature... JUSTIN "STORMM" MICHAELS!

 

Justin climbs through the ropes and immediately scales the nearest turnbuckle to pose for the crowd. The flash bulbs surge throughout the arena as the orange lights brighten back to the venue's usual lighting. Justin hops down from the corner as his music fades out, but the overwhelming applause does not as he stands the ready for his match.

 

Austin McGreghor – I have never in my life been so amped! Listen to these people!

 

“LETS GO GRANDMASTER!” now battles the “LETS GO STORMM” chants as the crowd is over the top for this match. Ace Tanner checks Michaels and invites him to join him and Speight in the center of the ring. Leaning in he has to shout his instructions as the crowd makes it impossible for them to hear him otherwise. The both nod and he calls for the bell. A full on handshake and chest bump partial embrace as they remain locked up in a gentleman’s greeting. Speight says something to Michaels and the Force of Nature responds Michaels then says something to Speight and the Grandmaster responds, tapping Michaels shoulder and they take a few steps back from one another.

 

Ernie Turner – As much as I hate to do so, again, I have to agree with you. The intensity is so thick in this building right now.

 

Austin McGreghor – These guys have waited the better part of a decade and the clock is running!

 

They circle one another in the ring and then, ten years in the waiting, tie together and the push and shove is on. Each forced to a knee, Speight first and then Michaels, as they feel each other out. Speight is pushed against the ropes and they roll to the other side of the ring where Michaels is backed against the ropes rolling once more and then Speight pushes Michaels into the corner. Tanner calls for the break and Speight backs away clean. Another quick circle and they lock up once more. Speight is pushed against the ropes and Michaels hooks his opponent’s arms under the top rope to open his chest. The crack of the knife-edge chop echoes loudly throughout the now silent arena. Michaels backs off, returning to the center of the ring and invites Speight to join him. They go for the tie up once more and Michaels muscles Speight over and takes position from behind hammer locking Speight’s left arm behind him. He cinches up before releasing the hammer lock and winding Speight’s arm up tighter. A quick jerk jars Speight’s shoulder and Michaels continues to apply pressure, winding the arm again.

 

Austin McGreghor – We are in for a clinic with this one, plain and simple.

 

Speight rolls forward releasing the pressure of the first wind and then flips under, reversing the arm wrench only a moment before floating over and behind Michaels for a wicked arm drag. Michaels is back up and gets a knife edge chop in return from Speight.

 

Ernie Turner – Receipt delivered.

 

Speight takes control winding Michaels’ left arm up and over, hammer locking it on top of his shoulder. Applying pressure he gives at the knee, making Michaels wrenched arm hold his weight. Michaels pushes Speight back against the ropes and they slide into the corner. Tanner warns Speight to break the hold, but Michaels gets the job done with a closed right hand. Now, Michaels controls the arm, dragging Speight out to the center of the ring and winding him up. Speight goes to his knees and leans on his right arm as Michaels continues to apply pressure. Speight gains his composure and find his feet. He parlays out of the arm wrench and behind Michaels. Michaels maintains control, jerking Speight’s arm once again and then winding it up over his own head only to rack Speight’s arm down against his shoulder. Speight flips through, gets a quick arm drag and then lands a quick martial arts kick into the spine of Michaels.

 

Austin McGreghor – While I understand the respect for each other and this sport. They are not going to beat each other like this.

 

Both men circle the ring once more and Speight invites Michaels to tie up, catching him with a kick as he came in and then, with the back of Michaels’ neck, throws him hard into the top turnbuckle of the far corner. Speight lights Michaels up with another chop and then drags him across the ring to the next corner to plant his face on it. Michaels takes another chop before throwing a right that catches Speight’s chin. A second right as they move into the next corner, this time its Michaels the stings Speight with a chop. Speight moves into the next corner on his own and as Michaels comes in he kicks him in the gut and regains control of the match. A stiff right hand jars Michaels. Michaels now pushed into the corner and takes the fourth chop on the tour. Speight pulls him out, punching him twice in the head as they move to the center of the ring. Michaels goes to a knee and kills Speight over with a direct shot to the abdomen.

 

Ernie Turner – Both men on their knees here!

 

Austin McGreghor – The clinic is over and the exchange of lefts and rights is on!

 

Each gets a shot off, first a left from Michaels then a right from Speight. This continues, with them even swapping lefts for rights twice until Michaels picks Speight up and pushes him back against the corner. Another chop brings a “WHOO!” from the crowd. A stiff right hand keeps Speight in the corner and Michaels asks his lovely wife, “Do they want another one?” The crowd answers with a huge pop and Michaels makes them “WHOO!” once more. Michaels holds a finger up and the crowd cheers him on. Speight blocks the chop and fires Michaels into the corner where he just unleashes a fury of chops.

 

Ernie Turner – Stormm’s chest looks like minced meat! I love it!

 

Speight pulls Michaels from the corner and kicks him in the gut, then continues to kick and stomp until Michaels is on all fours. Speight stomps the fingers of Michaels’ right hand. Speight goes to the ropes and steps over Michaels. On the return, Michaels is up with a standing drop kick taking Speight out. Michaels pulls Speight up and fires him across the ring; tilt-a-whirl slam on the return and a hook of the leg. Speight doesn’t even allow a one count as he kicks out. Michaels pulls Speight up once more and sends him to the ropes, Speight leapfrogs Michaels on the first pass and Michaels ducks a line on the second. As Speight returns for a third time Michaels ties him up, gets around him and drops him with a spinning neck breaker. Quick cover!

 

1 …

 

Ernie Turner – This can’t happen!

 

2 … …

 

Speight kicks out and rolls to the outside. Michaels is quick to follow and catches up to Speight, spinning him around for yet another knife-edge chop. Speight’s head is bounced off of the ring apron. A quick knee and Michaels rolls in to break the count that Tanner has yet to even start. Michaels is back out and drags Speight around to the announce table where he tells Turner, “I’ve got plenty of these for you!” lighting Speight’s chest up again. Michaels tosses Speight under the bottom rope. As Speight finds his feet, Michaels goes to the top turnbuckle and launches himself. Flying drop kick! Michaels hooks the leg for a lateral press.

 

1 …

 

2 … KICK OUT!

 

Both men back to their feet. Collar and elbow tie-up into a arm drag by Speight. Michaels goes down, but is right back up and the two go to circling. Speight comes in for another tie up and Michaels ducks and goes around. From behind Speight, Michaels locks on around Speight’s waist and takes him down. Speight prone, Michaels wraps up his upper body and Speight crawls backwards finding the ropes with his feet. Tanner gets to three of his five-count and Michaels releases his clutch. Michaels stands in the center of the ring as Speight finds his feet. Speight goes to charge and Michaels threatens to take his head off, stopping him from moving at all. Speight drops down to a knee and rolls back and out of the ring.

 

Ernie Turner – Would you call that an airline? He didn’t even touch him, let alone knock him out of the ring!

 

Michaels remains in the center of the ring as Speight walks around it and then rolls back in on the opposite side of where he exited. This time it’s Michaels that invites a tie-up and Speight kicks him in the gut, doubling him over. Speight clubs Michaels in the back of the head and then hosts a meet and greet with Michaels’ face and the top turnbuckle. With Michaels in the corner, Speight goes to the striking, firing off two right hands before the third is blocked and situation reversed. Now, with Speight in the corner, Michaels holds onto the top rope sending two quick kicks followed up with five hiccup quick rights to the jaw and he hip tosses Speight damned near across the ring. Instinctively, whether he realized it or not, Speight is back up and walks right into a body slam. Again, Speight’s body pushes itself back to a vertical base as Michaels feeds on the cheerleading of his beautiful wife and the support of the fans. Speight leans against the ropes attempting to collect his bearings and Michaels charges, knocking Speight out of the ring with a running clothesline.

 

1 …

 

Austin McGreghor – Again, Glyn Speight has found himself on the floor here.

 

2 … …

 

Ernie Turner – This time, not on his own accord, but the hard way!

 

3 … … …

 

Again, Michaels remains in the center of the ring as the official counts Speight out.

 

4 … … … …

 

Austin McGreghor – Stormm doing the smart thing here. Don’t overexert yourself in a match like this.

 

5 … … … … …

 

Ernie Turner – Yeah, but he’s allowing Glyn to catch his breath as well. Not smart if you ask me.

 

6 … … … … … …

 

Austin McGreghor – Well, I didn’t so…

 

Speight get back in the ring and Michaels motions as if he is going to charge, forcing Speight to show his next move. Speight drops holding the top rope and Michaels capitalizes with a few quick stomps before pulling Speight up and sending him across the ring and into the far corner. Michaels rushes in with a lung crushing splash. Speight stumbles out of the corner and Michaels whips him to the back across the ring to the near ropes and gives chase. This time, when Speight drops with the ropes, Michaels does go over and out, crashing down into the crowd barrier barely missing the youngest Matthews sibling.

 

Austin McGreghor – Clearly the Grandmaster not below resorting to his old bad of dirty tricks?

 

Ernie Turner – Dirty tricks? He’s a former multi-time World Champion. Dirty tricks don’t do that for you.

 

As Michaels gets to his feet, Speight has already exited the ring and is rounding the corner. Speight clubs Michaels in the back and then smashes his face into the top steel ring step. Speight goes around to the other side of the steps from Michaels, takes a few steps back and then drop kicks the side of the steps jarring his fellow Hall of Fame member. Speight rolls in the ring to break a ten-count that was never started as Tanner continued to urge the competitors to get back in the ring. Now, it’s Speight in the center of the ring and Michaels being counted out.

 

1 …

 

2 … …

 

Austin McGreghor – So Ern, you would agree with these tactics?

 

3 … … …

 

4 … … … …

 

Ernie Turner – This just goes to show you, just like that last match and even here with these two legends, these guys are willing to do absolutely anything to get in and win that final match.

 

5 … … … … …

 

6 … … … … … …

 

Austin McGreghor – Justin Michaels very close to getting counted out here!

 

Michaels manages to roll himself back into the ring to the waiting lion, poised and ready to pounce. Speight doesn’t let up as he quite literally stomps a mud hole into Michaels’ torso and paces it dry… twice! Speight jerks Michaels out into the center of the ring for a quick cover. Michaels kicks out before the official was even in position to count. Speight drags him up and locks on a Cravate sleeper. Michaels struggles for a few moments, but sends a right hand into Speight’s guts, breaking the hold. In the center of the ring now, the two exchange a series of forearm shots to each other’s jaws that turn into rights that turns into a set of sharp knife-edge chops and then Speight finishes with a high knee and a European uppercut before launching Michaels into the near corner. Michaels crashes chest first into the corner and falls backward. Speight goes for a cover.

 

1 …

 

2 … KICK OUT!

 

Tanner explains to Speight he only counted to two. Speight pulls Michaels to a seated position and wraps his legs around Michaels’ lower torso. Leaning back he applies pressure on the leg scissors while also getting a nerve hold atop Michaels’ left shoulder with his right hand. Using his left hand, Speight applies pressure to the nerve hold while continuing to squeeze Michaels with his legs. On the outside of the ring, Lindsay Michaels is getting the crowd in full-throat as they begin to stamp, clap, slap their chairs and hammer the crowd barricade in their cheering.

 

Ernie Turner – You see, Stormm didn’t want to exert a lot of energy in this match. He didn’t want to go to the outside, so Glyn made him and he didn’t want to be wasting a lot of energy in any of the Grandmaster’s submission locks either, I’m sure.

 

Michaels continues to refuse submission as Turner seemingly revels in his pain at the broadcast table. Speight releases the holds as it’s clear that Michaels is just too close to the ropes. Keeping the upper hand, Speight rolls Michaels over on all fours. Standing over Michaels, Speight paint brushes the back of his opponent’s head before planting a knee in each side of his rib cage. Michaels rolls to the center of the ring in pain as Speight comes off of the ropes and drops an elbow. Michaels rolls to all fours, attempting to push himself up, but Speight stomp kicks him in the side of the head.

 

Austin McGreghor – Okay, that may be a bit much!

 

Michaels rolls to the ropes as Speight gets a mixed reaction from the fans. Speight places the sole of his boot between Michaels’s shoulder blades pushing his opponent’s throat against the second rope. Tanner counts to four before Speight lets up and decides using his hands would be best. Through another four-count Speight continues to choke Michaels out with the second rope. Michaels collapses to the mat and Speight makes a cover, cinching Michaels’ far leg tight.

 

1 …

 

Ernie Turner – YES!

 

2 … …

 

Austin McGreghor – NO!

 

Michaels kicked out, but Speight stay on him, mounting him to deliver some more straight shots to the face and head. Visibly losing his cool, Speight jump up, pulling Michaels to a seated position. Speight floats around Michaels and returns the application of the nerve hold, this time on the right shoulder. Michaels is right on the edge of the ring and easily grabs the rope. Tanner again gets all the way to four before Speight simply switches the shoulder he’s working through another full four-count. Speight clubs down on Michaels before pulling him to his feet. Michaels lands a left, then a right and then his left is blocked as Speight shoves him backward into the ropes. Michaels comes off of the ropes into a martial arts thrust into the lower abdomen. Snap suplex followed up by another cover.

 

1 …

 

Ernie Turner – JUST ADMIT DEFEAT!

 

2 … … KICK OUT!

 

Michaels goes prone and Speight maintains control, locking on a sleeper hold. Michaels pushes the pair to a vertical base, Speight continues to hold on with a converted front face lock before clubbing Michaels across his shoulders with his right arm. Michaels goes down briefly before Speight picks him up only to knock his teeth out with a European uppercut. Okay, so no teeth were knocked out, but Michaels sold this like he just had his head served into the nosebleed section of the US Bank Arena. Crawling to the corner, Michaels if caught by Speight and returned to his feet only to take another DEVASTATING European uppercut!

 

Ernie Turner – There’s no one that throws those better, you know?!

 

Speight drags Michaels into position in front of the corner and then takes to sitting atop the top turnbuckle. He hesitates as the fans continue to show a mixed emotion for the first-ever MWM superstar. Speight then stands on the second turnbuckle and launches his self into the air coming down with a thunderous leg drop to the canvas! Michaels rolled at the very last second. Both men are down, but only briefly. Michaels uses the turnbuckles of the recently occupied corner to pull himself up while Speight uses the far ropes. Once up, Speight comes charging in on Michaels who dodges and Speight splashing nothing but corner, whipping his head forward and bouncing it off of the top of the steel corner post.

 

Austin McGreghor – The Grandmaster just knocked himself out!

 

Speight staggers out of the corner into a vicious clothesline that turns him inside out. Michaels comes off of the ropes on the left side and drops Speight again with a clothesline. Two rights from Michaels back Speight against the ropes and Michaels then whips Speight across the ring. As Speight returns from the opposite side, Michaels hoists him up for a flap jack and drills him in the get as he comes down. Michaels pulls Speight up into a front face lock and then transitions it so it is now an inverted front face lock. With his right hand, Michaels grabs Speight’s tights and plants him with an HANGCLOUD DDT!

 

Austin McGreghor – This could be the beginning of the end here folks!

 

Ernie McGreghor – Well, he’d better hurry, there are only a few minutes left to finish this one off!

 

Speight rolls to his stomach and Michaels locks on, applying a half nelson. He adds further pressure, scissoring Speight’s body with his legs keeping his opponent from moving as he reaches around with his left hand to grab the wrist of Speight’s captured right arm. Pulling against the half-nelson with this cross face modification puts a great deal of pressure on Speight’s right shoulder and elbow.

 

Austin McGreghor – Speight is trapped in the Eye of the Stormm!

 

Tanner demands that Speight surrender and Speight adamantly refuses. Tanner tries to convince Speight that he has been completely compromised and Speight continues to refuse. Tanner reminds him that they are quickly running out of time and warns him that he could use a ten-count if Speight doesn’t soon break free or submit. Speight refuses and threatens Tanner against using the ten-count.

 

Ernie Turner – We have a ten-count for submissions?

 

Austin McGreghor – Only if the referee has determined a competitor has been compromised longer than sixty seconds.

 

“THANK YOU GLYN!” chants echo throughout the arena as the fans continue to show their support.

 

Austin McGreghor – These fans clearly won’t think any less of him should he tap out right here.

 

Tanner again reminds the contenders that they are very quickly running out of time. Speight continues his refusal to surrender and Michaels cinches in harder and slips, breaking the hold. Speight, completely drained, doesn’t even roll. Instead, Michaels is up and pulling Speight to his feet. Michaels jerks Speight into a front head lock and lifts him up in a cradle position before getting a three-quarter spin and bounces Speight’s neck, shoulders and upper back off of the mat; FORCE OF NATURE! As the fans blow the roof off of the building, Michaels goes for the cover!

 

1 …

 

Ernie Turner – HOLY SH…

 

2 … …

 

Austin McGreghor – What else will it take?!

 

3 … … …

 

Austin McGreghor – That’s it! He’s done it! Stormm has defeated Glyn Speight!

 

Kaycee Jay – Your winner, the fourth and final man to advance into the semifinals, JUSTIN “STORMM” MICHAELS!

 

Michaels rolls off of Speight, completely spent as his wife comes through the ropes by his side. Not only does she check on her husband, but also on the long time friend of the family. Both men are slow to move, much less find their feet and the camera remains focused on the happenings in the ring.

 

Austin McGreghor – We have just witnessed a match, ladies and gentlemen; we have been part of something that I would have waited another lifetime for if tonight had never happened!

 

Ernie Turner –Every fan in this building is on their feet! You are on your feet! Even I am standing in complete awe of what I have just witnessed! This was amazing!

 

With assistance from Tanner, Lindsay helps both her husband and his defeated opponent to their feet. They fall against the ropes on opposite sides of the ring, both struggling to keep their feet under them. Lindsay goes to the aid of her husband while Tanner tends to the Grandmaster. "Crash" by Decyfer Down hits the speakers, confirming the victory as Michaels and Speight both seem to have gotten their marbles a little more together. Speight marches out to the center of the ring and motions for Michaels to join him. As if he needed any further confirmation, Speight raises the hand of his fellow IAWF alumni and congratulates him before leaving him to celebrate in the center of the ring with his wife.

 

Austin McGreghor – What a show of sportsmanship! What a show of tradition! What a show!

 

Ernie Turner – Yeah, and we are only half-way in! We still have an open challenge, a Television Title match and three more matches in this tournament!

 

Austin McGeghor – Continuing our coverage of TRUE’s social media presence, because social media has completely taken over the internet, don’t forget that you can also like us on Facebook at facebook.com/true.ew!

 

Ernie Turner – We have a Facebook?!

 

Austin McGreghor – Yeah Ernie, we are social globally, across Twitter, Facebook, Google plus and Reddit. All of the popular hot spots of the masses.

 

Ernie Turner – If you say so. I am on Facebook to check out wome… keep up with my faithful followers!

 

Austin McGreghor – Right…

 

Ernie Turner – What?! I have fans!

 

Austin McGreghor – Sure you do. I believe one of them is going up the ramp now with HIS wife!

 

Ernie Turner – Again, shut up McG!

 

Austin McGreghor – So, the semifinals are complete, we will see Brad Jackson taking on Scott Stevens and Mark Devereaux facing a very exhausted and nearly spent Justin Michaels!

 

Ernie Turner – Right now though, my boy Timothy Hunt has an open challenge on the table and the boss said that he had found a taker!

 

Austin McGreghor – Yes, Timothy Hunt was originally supposed to face a recently released member of the TRUE roster, but that didn’t quite work out and when he couldn’t get a rematch of the triple threat from Adrenaline: Opening Day he put an open challenge out on his Twitter.

 

Ernie Turner – Matthews originally said that Hunt’s opponent would reveal himself late last week, but then decided to withhold the identity of the challenger.

 

Austin McGreghor – The number one contender stipulation sticks, so whoever comes out to accept the challenge could very well leave here tonight the number one contender for the TRUE Television Championship!

 

OPEN CHALLENGE MATCH

NUMBER ONE CONTENDER FOR THE TRUE TELEVISION CHAMPIONSHIP

TIMOTHY HUNT vs. MYSTERY OPPONENT

 

Kaycee Jay – This next match, scheduled for one fall, is an open challenge to become the number one contender to the TRUE Television Championship!

 

The arena lights slowly fade out as one sole golden spotlight focuses on the stage. “Survive” by Lacuna Coil begins to play over the crowds’ boos as Timothy Hunt steps out into his spotlight. He makes his way directly to the ring, paying no attention to the fans whatsoever. Diving under the bottom rope he takes position in the center of the ring next to Kaycee Jay allowing her to announce him.

 

Kaycee Jay – Currently in the ring, from Honolulu, Hawaii, he weighed in at two-hundred and eighteen pounds… “MR. CONTROVERSY…”

 

Hunt snatches the microphone away from Kaycee and gestures for her to beat it, but changes his mind and jerks her back through the ropes. Pushing her into the corner, he lets her have it.

 

Timothy Hunt – They know who I am you dimwit! What they don’t know… what I don’t know is who I will be defeating tonight to get my chance at what is rightfully mine! Something tells me you know who is about to come out here and lay down for me so get to announcing it toots. I have things to do!

 

Hunt shoves the microphone into Kaycee’s chest and she collects herself while Official Ronald Hamilton checks Hunt over in the corner.

 

Kaycee Jay – AND HIS OPPONENT!

 

“C. O. U. N. T. R. Y.”

 

As the twang beat of the LoCash Cowboys song beats, the fans are brought to their feet once more!

 

Kaycee Jay – He is accompanied by his twin brother Bryan, from Tempe, Arizona, weighing in at two-hundred forty-seven pounds…

 

The Parker Brothers, identical twins, Brandon and Bryan step out onto the stage. Dressed in the exact same blue ring gear, cowboy vests and straw hats, with the exception of how they are carrying themselves, they are damned near impossible to tell apart as they make their way to the ring. One is excited and slapping hands with the fans as they make their way down the ring while the other is more reserved, hangs back and doesn’t take his glare from the man awaiting a challenge in the ring.

 

Kaycee Jay - …BRANDON PARKER!

 

The Parkers make it to ringside and the more excited one slides in under the bottom rope while the other goes to the stairs and then ducks through the ropes to enter the ring behind his brother. Hamilton checks the wrist tape of each, finding no orange dot he has to believe the excited one that introduces himself as Brandon.

 

Ernie Turner – Wait a minute. In singles competition, the active one is supposed to have an orange dot on their wrist tape! He should be disqualified right now!

 

Hamilton takes a red Sharpie from his pocket and marks the left wrist tape before checking Brandon over. With both men checked, Hamilton fails to remove Bryan from the ring before calling for the bell and the Parkers attack! They club Hunt down and then put the boots to him in his corner. Picking him up, they hook him in and take him over with a double suplex. As Bryan jerks Hunt up once more, Brandon joins his brother and they whip Hunt to the near ropes. Hunt ducks a double clothesline and comes off of the far ropes with a flying double clothesline of his own!

 

Ernie Turner – OKAY RONNIE! Get one of them out of the ring!

 

Bryan rolls out of the ring under the ropes to the left and Brandon rolls out to the right. The reconvene on the far side of the ring and Hamilton warns a ten-count demanding that Brandon return to the ring. Hunt paces the near side waiting for one of them, either, to get back in the ring. Brandon points like Hunt is up to something distracting the official and allowing Bryan to slide in behind him. The crowd cheers the obvious switch up as Bryan ties up in the center of the ring with Hunt. Hunt remains in control however, wrenching an arm and then winding it up really big. Another big wind up and Hunt pulls the double wrenched arm up over his shoulder. He pulls it down against his shoulder once and calls out, “One more time?” to which the fans boo and he does so a second time before winding it once more. Bryan breaks the hold, stomping on Hunt’s foot and then winding Hunt’s arm in return.

 

Ernie Turner – Come on Ronnie! That is not the legal guy! Look at his wrist!

 

Bryan, the more vicious of the Parkers, jerks the shoulder hard once and then again before using the wrenched arm to toss Hunt through the ropes and to the outside. Hamilton tells Parker to remain in the ring behind him and Bryan obliges, allowing the official to check on Hunt and warn a ten-count. All the while, behind Hamilton’s back, the Parkers switch up once again. Bryan goes around the ring to snatch Hunt up, but Hunt is already on the apron and reentering the ring when he gets there. Hunt charges and Brandon catches him with an arm drag. Holding onto the arm, with Hunt in a seated position, Brandon applies a kneeling arm bar which Hunt rolls out of. Brandon and Hunt circle each other in the ring, Brandon mocking the way Hunt moves in the ring with each step, infuriating Hunt to charge right into a drop toe hold.

 

Austin McGreghor – Very smart and very quick!

 

Brandon is up and has the crowd clapping along with him as he builds some momentum with full control. They tie up and Brandon slips around behind Hunt, lifting him high into the air and tripping him forward, Brandon takes Hunt down and locks on a front face lock. Reversing the hold, Hunt gets around Brandon and hammer locks his left arm behind him. Brandon pushes himself back to his feet, swings back with an elbow that misses and chooses to flip out of the situation to the surprise of Hunt.

 

Ernie Turner – Look I like Hunt and in a normal situation, I’d be picking Hunt, but with these two switching out like socks, he doesn’t have a chance.

 

Brandon and Hunt are back to circling the ring before tying up in the center. Hunt gets a side headlock and is sent to the ropes on the right. Bryan attempts to trip him up from the outside, but misses and he shoulder tackles Brandon in the center of the ring. Coming off of the far ropes, Hunt steps over Brandon and hits the near ropes. Brandon leaps over Hunt on the return and then catches him with a hip toss as he comes off the far ropes the second time. Brandon drops an elbow in the center of Hunt’s back and then picks him up to toss him out of the ring again, through the ropes on the left. Once more, as soon as the referee’s back is turned, Brandon and Bryan switch places. Brandon goes around the ring and tosses Hunt back in.

 

Ernie Turner – This referee is blind! I give up!

 

Bryan picks Hunt up off of the mat and sends him back down hard with a body slam. Bryan comes off of the near ropes and leaps high into the air dropping a sharp knee into Hunt’s neck and chest area. With a foot on his throat Bryan instigates a four-count before moving the sole of his boot down onto Hunt’s chest for a one-count. Bryan rips Hunt up from the canvas and rockets him into the near right corner. Using the top rope for leverage, Bryan kicks his foot up against Hunt’s throat and holds him for another four-count before taking a walk with the referee and allowing Brandon to reenter the ring.

 

Austin McGreghor – I have to say, I’ve never seen the switch played like this before and, if the Parker Brothers conformed to your set of standards and were facing Mark Devereaux or Mr. Rottentreats, I’m sure you would have no issues with it.

 

Hamilton turns around and finds the other Parker putting the boots to Hunt in the corner. Brandon and Bryan come together and apologize to the official for the confusion. Brandon shows the red “X” on his wrist tape and Bryan exits through the ropes, returning to the ringside area. Brandon collects Hunt from the ropes and drags him to the center of the ring. Setting up for a vertical suplex, Hunt is lifted high into the air and then dropped backward. Brandon rolls through, hooking the near leg with a lateral press.

 

1 …

 

Ernie Turner – This is absolute bull and you know it McG!

 

2 … …

 

Austin McGreghor – He managed to kick out!

 

Brandon drags Hunt back to his feet and whips him toward the corner, but is reversed and ends up rocking the ring with his collision against the turnbuckles. Hunt comes in taking two back elbows that rock him backward. Brandon comes out of the corner and flies high into the air off of a back body drop. Hunt drops a crushing knee and dares Brandon to get up. Brandon rolls to all fours and Hunt stomps him back down. Again, Hunt dares Brandon to find his feet. It’s a slow process, but Brandon eventually gets up. Hunt sneaks around behind him and drops him hard with a side Russian leg sweep.

 

Austin McGreghor – You may owe Timothy Hunt an apology for underestimating him here.

 

Ernie Turner – He does seem to be handling himself pretty well in this two on one situation.

 

Hunt goes to the top rope and waits for Brandon to stir to his feet. Brandon get his legs under him, but just barely turning around into a flipping neck breaker from the top rope; MAD SHIP! With Brandon prone on the mat, Hunt goes in for the kill, locking on the Nightmare of Controversy STF finisher! Brandon fights to get out of the hold, but cannot reach the ropes and Hamilton is keeping a close eye on both Parkers making sure one doesn’t interfere and just in case the other submits. Eventually, under the pressure of the hold and no where to go, Brandon taps out and Hamilton calls for the bell!

 

Ernie Turner – He did it!

 

Austin McGreghor – Indeed he did. Mr. Controversy has overcome the odds and won the match!

 

Kaycee Jay – The winner of this match and the number one contender to the Television title going into Adrenaline on September 28, TIMOTHY HUNT!

 

While Hunt celebrates in the ring, Brandon rolls to the outside, looking for his brother who is already halfway up the ramp. Hunt celebrates in the ring, actually bragging to the referee about the move he used to finish Brandon Parker off. Hamilton just shakes his head and exits the ring. Hunt does so as well only on the opposite side, closest to the broadcast table.

 

Timothy Hunt – Did you see that Ernie, how I came off the top and then locked in the Nightmare and made that little bitch tap? Did you see it?

 

Ernie Turner – Yeah man, congrats!

 

Hunt continues this charade around the ring until he finds a couple of very good looking young women in the front row waving a “FORGET FISHER PRICE, WE LOVE THE PARKER BROS!” sign. He jerks it out of their hands and rips it up then he proceeds to stomp on the pieces. Hunt spits on the littered floor and then continues his celebration, going up the ramp.

 

Austin McGreghor – Well, they don’t call him Mr. Controversy for nothing.

 

Ernie Turner – Did he actually think that I didn’t just sit through that debacle?

 

Austin McGreghor – I’m not sure, but what I do know is that Friday, September 28, at the Fifth-Third Arena on the University of Cincinnati campus, Timothy Hunt will challenge either Mr. Rottentreats or the current TRUE Television Champion Jessica Harmony should she successfully defend that title tonight!

 

Ernie Turner – That’s not all that we have lined up for that event either! The Main Event was also just released and we can tell you right now what it is!

 

Austin McGreghor – That’s right Ern, the next time we are on Best Studios, we will see a triple threat match where those eliminated in the semifinal and the final match of the WrestleFest Championship Tournament here tonight will lock up to see just who the better competitor is!

 

Ernie Turner – So, in preparation for our huge TRINITY, at the next Adrenaline we will have a HUGE three-way elimination match to determine just who will get that first shot at the TRUE Wrestling Champion of the World!

 

Austin Mcgreghor – That’s right Ern! It appears we are going back to Kaycee in the ring to get the first of our pair of semifinals under way!

 

WRESTLEFEST CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT

SEMIFINAL MATCH

BRAD JACKSON vs. SCOTT STEVENS

 

Kaycee Jay – Ladies and gentlemen, this next match is a Semifinal of the WrestleFest Championship Tournament scheduled for one-fall with a fifteen-minute time limit!

 

The lights dim, heavy mist filling the ramp as strobe lights begin to pulse slowly. A steady bass throb begins, growing in volume, sounding much like a heartbeat. A single gunshot shatters the silence, followed by mocking laughter and Jackson's voice hurling insults before the music skips, and then the sounds of "Lies" by Evanescence filters through the speakers. Dark red strobes pulsate on the entranceway; illuminated in the shadows by a shower of red pyrotechnics is the unmistakable, heavily tattooed silhouette of a man.

 

“Bound at every limb by my shackles of fear

Sealed with lies through so many tears

Lost from within, pursuing the end

I fight for the chance to be lied to again”

 

The screen crackles to life, showing heavy static that gradually fades to black. Blood drips down from the top of the screen, forming words: 'Fear The Darkness' - 'Fear The Unknown' - 'Fear ME!'

 

“You will never be strong enough

You will never be good enough

You were never conceived in love

You will not rise above”

 

Jackson stalks down the ramp with his baseball bat in hand, pausing at ringside where his wife is seated in the front row. He leans over the barrier and kisses her before circling the ring once. Pulling himself up on the apron, he glares out at the crowd, holding his bat aloft to huge heat before stepping between the ropes. Alyvia flashes her husband a devilish smile, puts her hand to her lips, and mimes blowing Jackson a kiss for luck. He snatches it from the air and mimes placing it in his pocket before stalking towards the center of the ring. Jackson stands there, his head thrown back in a triumphant roar as the music comes to a grinding halt, cut off with a squeal of feedback.

 

Kaycee Jay – Currently in the ring to my left, he defeated Chance Von Crank to advance into this semifinal match, this is BRAD JACKSON!

 

The lights in the arena go pitch black, as red lasers and spotlights light up the area. The video screen lights up and flashes across the screen, "Nothing survives my sting!" The crowd starts booing as Dave Mustaine's voice echoes throughout the arena, "I am the Scorpion, whoa!" The jeering intensifies as a mash-up of "I Stand Alone" and "Amazing" hits the speakers, drawing out "The Venomous One." Walking down the aisle, he talks trash the entire way while raising a fist at a few of the more vocal bashers. As he finally gets to the ring, he climbs the nearest turnbuckle and stares down at the crown, an icy glare and the throat slash gesture his only actions as he drops to the mat.

 

Kaycee Jay – Now, on my right, he defeated Landon Divine to advance from the quarterfinal matches, “SCORPION” SCOTT STEVENS!

 

Austin McGreghor – With the introductions out of the way and Official Ace Tanner is having checked both competitors over, they are getting their final instructions from the referee.

 

Ernie Turner – And there’s the bell!

 

Jackson immediately senses the distress that Stevens is attempting to cover for and goes right to work on his knee, ducking a tie up and kicking Stevens in the back of the knee; once, twice and a third time, with authority, kicking the wheel out from under his opponent. Stevens rolls to the ropes and Jackson wraps his opponent’s leg around the bottom rope, using it to add pressure. Jackson holds on, placing his own foot on the rope to apply more pressure to the wrapped knee. Tanner gets a four-count before Jackson releases and stomps the knee twice. Using the top rope for leverage, Jackson pushes himself into the air and drops his own knee down across Stevens’ left knee. Jackson drags Stevens out to the middle of the ring by his left leg and then cranks it as if he was apply an arm wrench to Stevens’ left leg.

 

Austin McGreghor – Landon Divine has presented Brad Jackson a weak spot in Scott Stevens here!

 

Ernie Turner – And look at the #damage being inflicted!

 

Jackson slaps Stevens across the face twice before stomping his knee. Jackson picks Stevens up and punches him in the mouth. Pushing Stevens against the ropes on the right, Jackson goes to launch Stevens across, but it’s reversed and Jackson goes to the ropes on the left. On the return, Stevens catches Jackson with a hip toss that he converts on the way down into an arm bar. Arching back, Stevens applies pressure, but Jackson is very aware of his position and quickly gets to the ropes. Tanner demands the hold be broken, but Stevens keeps it locked on through the four-count.

 

Austin McGreghor- Stevens clearly hurting, but nowhere near done in this match!

 

Ernie Turner – Oh no, it’s much too early for that. These two are going to beat each other up before this one is done. Both men are up and as Stevens goes for a lariat, Jackson drops and clips the front of Stevens’ left knee. Jackson pulls Stevens up and fires a stiff right into his mouth. Stevens responds with a wild right to the side of Jackson’s head. Another trade of the exact same blows before Stevens snatches Jackson by the back of the neck and dumps him out, through the ropes.

 

1 …

 

Ernie Turner – This is where Scott Stevens needs to take a page out of the Michaels playboo… well, never mind…

 

Stevens exits the ring restarting the count.

 

1 …

 

Austin McGreghor – Maybe you should have huddled with him before the match.

 

2 … …

 

Stevens snatches Jackson up and drags him along the ring barrier to the farthest corner and bounces his face off of the top of the barrier.

 

3 … … …

 

Stevens goes to whip Jackson into the ring post, but is reversed and Stevens is hurled into the unforgiving steel.

 

4 … … … …

 

5 … … … … …

 

Jackson picks Stevens up and drags him around the ring.

 

6 … … … … … …

 

7 … … … … … … …

 

Halfway around the ring, Jackson tosses Stevens in under the bottom rope, but continues around the ring returning to where he had originally exited. Meanwhile, Stevens had rolled back out, under the bottom rope to the apron. Jackson crosses the ring, at full speed, suddenly dropping to baseball slide kick Stevens off of the apron. The count starts again as Jackson plays it smart and paces in the ring behind Tanner.

 

1 …

 

Ernie Turner – A win by any means at this point.

 

2 … …

 

Austin McGreghor – Right now it’s about however you can get into the final!

 

3 … … …

 

Austin McGreghor – Stevens has to beat this ten-count to have a chance at the final.

 

4 … … … …

 

Ernie Turner – I really don’t see how that would be all that difficult! I’ve counted to ten three times already and this goof ball is at 4?!

 

5 … … … … …

 

Stevens crawls to the ring and pulls himself up onto the apron. He rolls in under the bottom rope and Jackson is waiting. Jackson pulls Stevens to his feet and pushes him off of the ropes to whip him across the ring. Stevens reverses and Jackson goes across the ring. Stevens ducks a clothesline and comes off of the far ropes; LOUTHESZ PRESS! Stevens smashes his own knee against the mat with the move and cannot capitalize, rolling away from Jackson clutching at the knee. Jackson gets up with an ear-to-ear grin, nodding his head as he stalks the writhing opponent. Pointing down at Stevens, Jackson mocks his opponent, grabbing at his own knee and making a big “cry baby” face.

 

Ernie Turner – Look at the confidence, Brad Jackson has this one in the bag!

 

Jackson snatches Stevens’ left ankle and shows him his elbow, “I’m going to hit you with this, right here!” Jackson drops the elbow onto Stevens’ knee and then wraps his leg up to drop some heavy bombs right on the side of the wrapped knee. Stevens tries everything to get free, slapping Jackson in the back of the head, fruitlessly reaching for a head lock, ringing his ears and then driving a thumb into his temple. None of it works as Jackson cinches the leg scissors around Stevens’ ankle and continues to pummel the knee. With a HUGE smile, he releases the hold, but not the ankle, dragging Stevens out to the center of the ring. Jackson wrenches the leg hard before tying on a figure-four in the center of the ring.

 

Ernie Turner – He’s got it cinched in tight!

 

Austin McGreghor – Right in the center of the ring!

 

Ernie Turner – Stevens is NO WHERE near the ropes!

 

Austin McGreghor – He is in double trouble here as he falls back to the mat!

 

1 … Tanner begins to count Stevens shoulders down.

 

2 … … Stevens sits back up!

 

Jackson paintbrushes Stevens over the painful lock and Stevens fires back damned near knocking the taste out of Jackson’s mouth. Another very vicious left to the side of Jackson’s head sends spit and fluids across the ring. Somehow, from way deep inside his intestinal fortitude, Stevens begins pulling he and Jackson across the ring, pushing against the mat with his hands. Stevens falls backward and stretches as far as he can stretch to grab the bottom rope on the left side. Jackson maintains control, releasing the hold, but not the ankle. Jackson holds Stevens’ foot high above him and then punches down into the inside of Stevens’ knee. Further racking pain on the inside of the knee, Jackson plants his own knee to the inside of Stevens’ knee. Then, Jackson pulls the kneepad and wrap off of Stevens’ knee exposing it. Holding Stevens leg against the mat, a hand on his ankle and a hand on his thigh, Jackson viciously bangs his head against the injured wheel, busting his own head open in the process.

 

Ernie Turner – Okay, Jackson has lost it!

 

Jackson continues the punishment, jerking Stevens up and pushing him into the far left corner. Jackson fires one, two and then three big right hay makers into Stevens’ jaw before wrapping Stevens’ arms under the ropes and firing a chop across the top of Stevens’ chest. Jackson whips Stevens and Stevens reverses, sending Jackson to the opposite corner. Jackson it’s the corner hard and stumbles out, Stevens rolling through Jackson’s legs, transitioning a Boston crab setup into a STF! Jackson reaches for the bottom rope, but is just inches and cannot get to it. As Jackson yells out in agony, Stevens roars above, cinching the hold in tight as he wrenches Jackson’s neck back hard. Unable to crawl forward to reach the ropes in front of him, Jackson attempts to slide to the side to reach the near ropes.

 

Ernie Turner – Come on ref, break the hold, he’s got the bottom rope!

 

Stevens has to break the hold at a count of four, but doesn’t let up. Shoving Jackson back into the near left corner, Stevens fires a chop of his own. Stevens hushes the crowd before firing a second and then a third chest stinging chop! Stevens rockets Jackson across the ring to the opposite corner and follows up with a back elbow. Stevens staggers out of the corner, favoring the knee and turns around into a lariat from Jackson as he runs from the far right corner. Back in control, Jackson snatches the ankle and fires off a clinched right. Tanner advises him to open the hand when striking. Jackson backs the official up into the corner with his own advisement to call the match and mind his own. Another shot to the knee and Stevens rolls then crawls to the ropes on the right.

 

Ernie Turner – Ace Jackson just needs to count pins and call submissions here.

 

Austin McGreghor – The match has to be fair, but I agree with you. I wouldn’t step between neither of these men.

 

Jackson assists Stevens to his feet and then shoves him back into the far right corner. Two rights to the jaw before Jackson sends Stevens bumbling across the ring into the opposite corner. Jackson rushes in with a crushing lariat that Stevens dodges. While Jackson rubs the collision out of his chest, Stevens uses the near ropes to go to the next corner. Jackson rushes in once more, taking a heaping helping of Stevens’ back elbow. Jackson clutches his chin as he circles out to the center of the ring, as he comes back around Stevens blasts from the corner turning Jackson inside out with a clothesline.

 

Ernie Turner – A very POWERFUL limping clothesline!

 

As if on instinct alone, Jackson is back up and taking one hard right after another in the center of the ring. Stevens lands heavy blows knocking Jackson around until he has them against the ropes. Clubbing forearms to the back and shoulders as Stevens continues to beat Jackson around the ring. Jackson goes to the near right corner and Stevens light him up again with a knife-edge chop. Jackson continues down the ropes on the right side, but Stevens goes for an Irish whip. Jackson reverses and Stevens ducks a clothesline slipping behind Jackson, Stevens open palm slaps Jackson between the shoulder blades. Stevens goes for the TOXIC STING, but Jackson escapes pushing Stevens away and then powders to the outside.

 

Austin McGreghor – Very wise ring awareness there.

 

Stevens approaches the ropes where Jackson went out and Jackson reaches in and trips him up. Jackson pulls Stevens legs out over the apron and bangs the injured knee down against the edge. Jackson goes to collect his bat and walks completely around the ring bad mouthing the fans in the front row as Stevens continues to grasp his knee on the floor on the outside. After a quick kiss from his wife, Jackson returns to where he had originally exited the ring and picks Stevens up. Jackson uses the bat, striking Steven’s knee with it and taking him off of his feet. Jackson picks Stevens up again and rolls him into the ring. Jackson enters, bat in hand. Tanner steps between Jackson and Stevens demanding that Jackson either hand him or drop the bat. Jackson again shoves the referee into the corner, threatening him with the bat. From behind, Stevens is back up and spins Jackson around into the TOXIC STING! A quick cover!

 

1 …

 

Ernie Turner – There’s no way!

 

2 … …

 

Austin McGreghor – What shape will he be in for the final here?

 

3 … … …

 

Kaycee Jay – The winner of this match and the first man to advance into the final to compete for the TRUE Wrestling Championship of the World, “SCORPION” SCOTT STEVENS!

 

Stevens rolls out of the ring, leaving Jackson stunned on the mat on the inside. Hobbling around the ring he reaches in and snatches the baseball bat. He continues to limp, using the bat to help him around the ring as he attempts an over the top celebration comparable to his quarterfinal match, but the knee is definitely not allowing it. He makes his way around the ring to where Alyvia Jackson is seated in the front row.

 

Austin McGreghor – What is he going to do here? He needs to be very careful!

 

Stevens gets a hold of Alyvia’s arm and pulls her hard against the barrier. With a threatening tone and using the bat as intimidation, Stevens puckers up. Tanner dives out of the ring demanding that Stevens release the pregnant wife of his defeated opponent. Stevens punches the official with the bat packed fist, knocking Tanner out at ringside. Again, Stevens jerks Alyvia in close and plants a huge unwanted kiss right on her lips before shoving her back down into her seat.

 

Ernie Turner – He’s kissed Lucy, now Alyvia…

 

Austin McGreghor – Despicable! Scott Stevens has kissed both of those women against their will.

 

Stevens tosses the bat back up into the ring and hobbles up the ramp shouting, “ONE MORE!”

 

Austin McGreghor – Stevens has one more match, could this vile human being become the first TRUE Wrestling Champion of the World?

 

Ernie Turner – Yes! Just like I said he would; from the very beginning. Learn to listen and agree with me McG!

 

Austin McGreghor – He’s going to have quite a challenge ahead of him as he is going to face either Mark Devereaux or Justin Michaels.

 

Ernie Turner – Should it be Michaels, Lindsay better be ready to pucker up!

 

Austin McGreghor – I didn’t think you would just sit here and allow something like that to happen.

 

Ernie Turner – What reason would I have to get involved should Scott Stevens want to kiss Lindsay MICHAELS?!

 

Austin McGreghor – What a stand-up guy you are Ernie.

 

Ernie Turner – How about, IF it happens, you get in there and stop him. I mean, Stormm still has to get past the Working Class Warrior to even make that a possibility.

 

Austin McGreghor – The ring crew, officials and medical staff are cleaning up the ring and ringside area here as Brad Jackson checks on his wife, he is now the first man booked into the big three-way elimination match in two weeks at Adrenaline.

 

Ernie Turner – Whoever is eliminated from this next match will be booked in that triple threat as well while the winner moves onto the final to face Scott Stevens for the World title!

 

Austin McGreghor – Don’t forget fans,you can get full WrestleFest coverage and news from around the wrestling world from our presenter here tonight, EWrestler.net!

 

Ernie Turner – Doesn’t Wesley Andrews report there as well?

 

Austin McGreghor – Yes, our own Wesley Andrews reports exclusive content and Timothy Hunt runs his blog there. Be sure to keep up with them on Twitter @EWrestlerDotNet!

 

Austin McGreghor – It’s time to get to the next semifinal match of this championship tournament, let’s go to the ring with Kaycee Jay!

 

WRESTLEFEST CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT

SEMIFINAL MATCH

MARK DEVEREAUX vs. JUSTIN MICHAELS

 

Kaycee Jay – This next match is the last of our WrestleFest Championship Tournament semifinal matches, scheduled for one-fall with a fifteen-minute time limit.

 

"Epic" by Faith No More begins to echo throughout the entire building. Fans begin stomping on the ground to the bass drum and slapping the side of the guard rails along to the snare drum. All the while chanting loudly and proudly, WAR-RI-OR along to the kick-snare beat of the music. Shortly after the start of the music and crowd participation, out comes Mark Devereaux. He lightly jogs out, stopping at the top of the ramp. Devereaux puts his hand up to his brow and motions that he is looking over the entire arena. He then pounds his right fist on his chest and points to the crowd and starts walking down the ramp. With ever other step he is reaching to slap the hands of the children and adults in the live audience. He climbs the ring steps to enter the ring. Once inside he climbs the turnbuckle facing the camera, points to the crowd, points to his heart, and then points to the ring. Finally, raising his hands in the air for an explosive reaction from the crowd before climbing down and begins stretching his arms by rotating them as the music fades.

 

Kaycee Jay – Currently in the ring to my right, having defeated Brandon Aldridge to advance into this semifinal, this is MARK DEVEREAUX!

 

The arena lights dim down to a gentle glow and the sound of pouring rain fills the arena to the brim. Hardly containing themselves already, the fans start to rise to their feet as a sudden bright flash of orange lights flood the crowd before a deafening crash of thunder rattles the foundation and leaves the arena in darkness. The pre-chorus rift to "Crash" by Decyfer Down instigates a small riot amongst those in attendance as orange flashes, like lightning, illuminate the way for the Force of Nature, and Justin Michaels appears through the curtain and onto the stage, followed by his wife, the lovely Lindsay Michaels.

 

"CRASH! YOU'RE GOING DOWN! WITHOUT A SOUND!"

 

Playing to the cheers of the fans from atop the ramp, Justin marches back and forth and interacts with the fans, recognizing all the support before turning his attention back to the ring, and starts to make his way towards the squared circle.

 

"AND I'LL PASS YOU UP, BEFORE I EXPLODE! BREAKING IN TWO! I'LL SEE IT THROUGH!"

 

Having made it to ringside with his lovely wife at his side, Stormm patrols around to the opposite side of the ring and gives a less than genuine salute towards the commentator team, more specifically, Ernie Turner, before hopping up onto the ring apron and continuing to play off of the reaction from the fans.

 

"YOU WON'T KEEP ME DOWN WHEN I CRASH THROUGH YOU!"

 

Justin climbs through the ropes and immediately scales the nearest turnbuckle to pose for the crowd. The flash bulbs surge throughout the arena as the orange lights brighten back to the venue's usual lighting. Justin hops down from the corner as his music fades out, but the overwhelming applause does not as he stands the ready for his match.

 

Kaycee Jay – Now to my right, he overcame a match with THE “Grandmaster” Glyn Speight to advance from the quarterfinal matches, this is JUSTIN “STORMM” MICHAELS!

 

Austin McGreghor – This is it! This match will decide who will face Scott Stevens in the final! Will it be The Working Class Warrior or will it be the Force of Nature?

 

Ernie Turner – I don’t know and I really don’t care. It’s not like it matters. Like you said, they are going to win this match to lose to Scott Stevens in the final.

 

Austin McGreghor – That is NOT what I just sai… there’s the bell and we are on!

 

 

Devereaux and Michaels immediately lock up in the center of the ring, spinning out and to the near right corner as Michaels shoves Devereaux back into the corner hard. Again, they tie up and this time Devereaux spins Michaels and shoves him back into the corner adding a knee to the midsection for good measure and then clubbing Michaels over the back of his head and neck. Michaels goes up, along the ropes on the right and Devereaux again raises a knee into Michaels’ chest, taking an early advantage. Devereaux fires a stiff right hand into Michaels’ kisser and then jerks him into the center of the ring setting Michaels up for a power bomb that Michaels blocks and turns into a back body drop.

 

Austin McGreghor – These two men started the battle royal two weeks ago and here they are in singles competition.

 

Michaels comes across the ring ready to take Devereaux’s head off, but Devereaux ducks out through the ropes and Official Chris Stevens stops Michaels mid-charge. Michaels and Devereaux tie up in the center of the ring and Michaels locks on a side head lock. Devereaux shoves him off into the ropes and Michaels returns with a shoulder tackle, taking Devereaux off of his feet. Quick cover, but no count as Devereaux immediately kicks out. Back up and tied together, collar and elbow, they two competitors dance until Devereaux gets an advantage, pushing Michaels back into the corner. Michaels clubs Devereaux’s neck and shoulders trying to fight his way out of the corner, but Devereaux wisely lifts a knee and then another before stomping Michaels down against the corner. Devereaux stomps Michaels’ head, Michaels returns with a shot to Devereaux’s guts; Devereaux plants a knee to Michaels’ head, taking the legend to the mat.

 

Ernie Turner – I like this mean streak. Let’s remember, his last match he was pretty much man-handled until the outside distraction, it’s good Devereaux is actually showing us something here.

 

Austin McGreghor – I wouldn’t say “man-handled”.

 

Ernie Turner – Well he didn’t face the Grandmaster in a round one outing.

 

Devereaux pulls Michaels to his feet and locks on a side head lock before taking him down hard with a hip toss. Maintaining control of Michaels’ head, Devereaux cinches in once they are on the mat. The crowd chants for both competitors as they battle “LETS GO MICHAELS!” and “WAR-RI-OR!” Michaels pushes the pair to their feet, fires a quick jab to his opponent’s stomach and then attempts to shove Devereaux off, but fails as Devereaux tightens the side head lock. Devereaux continues to pressure the sides of Michaels’ head until he is finally pushed off and to the near ropes. Devereaux returns and Michaels winds his arm and then, with his right arm, shoves Devereaux down pushing his left shoulder.

 

Austin McGreghor – Stormm finally able to get out of that head lock and here he goes to the ropes!

 

Michaels steps over Devereaux and hits the far ropes. Devereaux leaps over on the second return, but Michaels hits the breaks and wraps his arms around Devereaux from behind. Michaels shoves Devereaux to the ropes, Devereaux keeps a grip on the top rope sending Michaels flipping backward and to his feet. Devereaux charges, Michaels drops and Devereaux steps over him. Devereaux comes off of the near ropes as Michaels comes off of the far ropes. This time, Michaels leaps over Devereaux and then, as they both come together once again, Michaels takes to the air and wipes Devereaux out with a flying cross body!

 

1 …

 

Austin McGreghor – Back and forth, up and down, it’s getting hard to keep up with here!

 

2 … …

 

Ernie Turner – All they are doing is gassing out, neither will be able to face Stevens in the final if they continue this pace.

 

Devereaux kicks out and they are both on their feet, but Michaels is closing the space between them fast. As Michaels comes in, Devereaux uses his opponent’s momentum and trips him up. Michaels face crashes down into the bottom turnbuckle. Devereaux stomps Michaels and then drops a knee before positioning the Hall of Famer under the bottom rope and using a slingshot move to better utilize the bottom rope against Michaels’ throat. Devereaux picks Michaels up and drags him into the near right corner where he tunes the jaw of his opponent with a vicious right. Devereaux pulls Michaels out of the corner by his right arm and into the center of the ring where he drops him with a short-arm clothesline. Lateral press, with the far leg hooked and the referee is there for the count!

 

1 …

 

Austin McGreghor – Devereaux could possibly have him!

 

2 … KICK OUT!

 

Devereaux picks Michaels up and spins him around with an uppercut. With Michaels against the ropes, chest first, Devereaux stays on him with a punch in the kidney before pushing him against the ropes and adding some sting with the next one. Devereaux pulls Michaels up and sends him to the ropes, Michaels ducks through the ropes out to the apron. Devereaux charge and Michaels lifts him up and over with a back body drop from the apron. Devereaux crashes down to the mats at ringside. As Devereaux collects his bearings and finds his feet, Michaels crosses the rings and comes off of the ropes on the right. At full speed, Michaels crosses the ring, but Devereaux clears out of the area and Michaels wisely stops himself unbeknownst to Devereaux on the outside as he nurses his head. Michaels catches Devereaux on the near side with a baseball slide kick, sending Devereaux reeling up the ramp and then crashing down on the steel.

 

Ernie Turner – Fantastic move! Again, they are wasting a lot of gas with Scott Stevens waiting in the final!

 

Michaels collects Devereaux and brings him back to the ring rolling him in under the bottom rope. As Michaels reenters the ring, Devereaux takes his head off with a running lariat! Devereaux mounts and sends shots to the chin, then the forehead, then the ribs, then the chin and then the chest before the official pushes him off warning him about the closed fists. Michaels uses the ropes to get to his feet and Devereaux sends him back down with a jolting uppercut. Devereaux goes for a cover, but doesn’t even get a one before he’s pulling his opponent up to his feet. Side head lock as Devereaux pushes Michaels against the ropes and ties his arms around the top rope. Devereaux converts the side head lock, placing Michaels’ head between his knees and then drops, pulling Michaels’ arms against the ropes under his weight.

 

Austin McGreghor – Creative move there.

 

Another quick cover that just barely gets a one count before Devereaux pulls Michaels up, maintaining the double hook of his arms from behind. Devereaux pulls Michaels arms backward as he pushes his own head between his opponent’s shoulder blades. Devereaux drives Michaels back down to a seated position, while the crowd continues to chant for each of the contenders. Michaels fighting his way out is thrown to the ropes and holds onto an attempted back body drop, rolling Devereaux up with a sunset flip out of nowhere!

 

1 …

 

Ernie Turner – YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME!

 

2 … …

 

Austin McGreghor - Devereaux struggling!

 

Thr … NO!

 

Devereaux kicked out at the very last second. Devereaux is up while Michaels remains on the mat from the kick out. Devereaux plants a boot to the mush before stomping a mud hole in the wily veteran. Devereaux drops an elbow across the top of Michaels’ chest and holds for a pin!

 

1 …

 

Austin McGreghor – That was so close! Devereaux has to stay on Michaels who knows this ring and can literally get a win at any moment!

 

Michaels kicked out before a two-count and both men roll to their knees on opposite sides of the ring. Devereaux is up first and crossing the ring, right into a right hand from Michaels as he to reaches his feet. Michaels lights Devereaux’s chest up with a knife-edge chop, then a second and then has the crowd in hysterics with the third. Devereaux ducks a fourth and goes to the ropes on the left side and returns into a running knee lift from Michaels. Devereaux bounces back to his feet and right into an inverted atomic drop. Michaels comes off of the near ropes and catches Devereaux with an inverted bulldog. Michaels pulls Devereaux up and ducks around behind him. Faceplant Sambo suplex; FLASH FLOOD! Michaels goes for the cover!

 

1 …

 

2 … …

 

Austin McGreghor – Not exactly his finisher, but for a second round match it could… YES!

 

3 … … …

 

Ernie Turner – What?!

 

Austin McGreghor – He turned the tides with that one little slip on the part of Devereaux!

 

Kaycee Jay – The winner of this match and second finalist of the WrestleFest Championship Tournament, JUSTIN “STORMM” MICHAELS!

 

Devereaux rolls out of the ring, visibly furious over the entire situation and starts up the ramp. “Crash” hits the speakers as Lindsay runs to her husband for the second time of the night. On the ramp, Devereaux turns around looking back down at the ring. He hesitates, but decides to run back down to the ring and dive in under the bottom rope. Michaels quickly covers his wife behind him pushing her back to step through the ropes to the apron as Devereaux approaches.

 

Ernie Turner – PLEASE, floor him!

 

Devereaux extends his right hand and Michaels doesn’t hesitate. The two fan favorites send the crowd over the top and the roof may have actually blown right off of the top of the building as The Working Class Warrior and The Force of Nature show one another nothing but absolute respect inside of the ring.

 

Ernie Turner – Yeah, yeah… Speight and Devereaux may respect you, but Scott Stevens is going to destroy you and then… he’s going to take that title you want so badly and then… he’s going to kiss your wife!

 

Austin McGreghor – You just can’t be happy for them, can you?

 

Ernie Turner – They don’t deserve it… yeah, celebrate with Justin and Lindsay there Mark, what did you win?

 

Austin McGreghor – Well he will enter the three-way elimination match in two weeks against Brad Jackson and whoever is eliminated in the final match, which we now know will be Scott Stevens taking on Justin Michaels for the TRU…

 

Ernie Turner – You mean, Scott Stevens destroying Justin Michaels and taking the TRUE World title. Get it right McG!

 

Austin McGreghor – Again fans, don’t forget, we return to Best Studios on Friday, September 28 for Adrenaline from the Fifth-Third Arena!

 

Ernie Turner – We know that the main event will feature Brad Jackson and now Mark Devereaux against whoever loses the final match… Justin Michaels!

 

Austin McGreghor – We will also see Timothy Hunt challenge the TRUE Television Champion, be-it Mr. Rottentreats getting a victory here tonight or Jessica Harmony making a successful title defense here in the next match!

 

Ernie Turner – Don’t forget that you can tune in and even call in and speak with Frontrow Joe tonight after the show!

 

Austin McGreghor – Yes, be sure to let us know what you think of WrestleFest as TRUE On Air goes live tonight at eleven-o-clock Eastern! You can talk to Frontrow Joe by calling into 347-838-8988!

 

Ernie Turner – Finally, we have the ring cleared out and Kaycee Jay is ready to announce the Television Championship match!

 

TRUE TELEVISION CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

MR. ROTTENTREATS vs. JESSICA HARMONY =©=

 

Kaycee Jay – This next match, scheduled for one fall with a twenty-minute time limit, is for the TRUE Television Championship! Introducing first…

 

The house lights die out as the bass to Insane Clown Posse's "Kickin Kickin" drops on the PA. A spotlight bounces around the arena to the bass in search of Mr. Rottentreats; finally locating him amongst a crew of Juggalos just chilling and enjoying the show.

 

"Why must you challenge me?!"

 

"It's spite! I was born a ninja warrior, and I have to prove myself to all ninjas, that I'm the best around!"

 

The camera zooms in on Mr. Rottentreats with his head down, showing off the large white, with black trim hatchet man atop his orange top hat.

 

"Then you've got to defeat me first!"

 

He rises to his feet throwing up the "Wicked Clown" hand sign above his head revealing his white Hatchetman hockey jersey with orange and black trim.

 

"Hmm, sure.."

 

As the chorus kicks in he jumps back upon to his seat and a random Juggalo hands him his orange and white "bag of treats". He reaches inside and retrieves a 2 liter of Faygo. He pops the top off with his baseball glove covered hand and corks the bottle with his middle finger and shakes it up. Upon turning around in the seat he's standing on, he sprays the Juggalos with the Faygo to their enjoyment, and the disdain of the other fans in the vicinity.

 

Kaycee Jay – He is straight from The Carnival Grounds and weighs in at two-hundred and six pounds…

 

Mr. Rottentreats trades daps with as many Juggalos as possible before jumping off his seat and slinging his bag of treats over his right shoulder. As he makes his way down the arena steps through the crowd he slaps the occasional fans hand as he bobs his head to the bass.

 

Kaycee Jay - … he is TRUE’s resident Juggalo, MR. ROTTENTREATS!

 

Upon reaching the guard rail he motions everyone to clear a path and stand back as if he's going to jump over the guard rail. Then he simply walks up to it, straddles it throws up the "Wicked Clown" sign again still bobbing his head to the beat for a few seconds, taking it all in. Upon making his way up the ring steps he wipes his boots on the ring apron as he drops his bag of treats in his corner, then springboards into the ring. He removes his top hat, allowing his dread locks to fall into place, then places beside his bag of treats. After scanning the first few rows for more Juggalos, he removes his custom Faygo soaked Jersey revealing a plethora of scars on his upper body and tosses it in their direction. Then he rips his white tear away pants off showing off his orange wrestling trunks with white hatchetmen all around the waist band, with orange wrestling boots to match. He folds up his tear away pants and places them inside his top hat, then stretches in his corner, awaiting the champion.

 

Kaycee Jay – AND HIS OPPONENT!

 

Ayumi Hamasaki's "Evolution" hits the speakers exciting the crowd, especially the guys in the crowd. Pink clad, from her boots to her highlights, Jessica Harmony steps out from behind the curtain with the title thrown over her shoulder. Much like her Adrenaline: Opening Day entrance, she makes no haste, paying zero attention to the catcalls and whistles, as she makes her way directly to the ring.

 

Kaycee Jay - …she is TRUE’s first-ever Television Champion, from Seattle, Washington, JESSICA HARMONY!

 

Senior Official Eldon Hamilton checks Treats over finding a spike in his boot that Treat passes from one hand to the other as Hamilton attempts to take it. Treats slides the spike under the wrist tape on his left arm and plays, “Where’d it go?!” with the Senior Official. Hamilton demands the spike and Treats shakes his head like he has no idea. Hamilton locates the spike and Treats again plays sleight of hand, slipping it in his waistband and then between his fingers, keeping the game going as Hamilton chases the spike and after finding it in Treats’ teeth he gives up and Treats slips the spike back down into his boot.

 

Ernie Turner – Okay, enough with the shenanigans! It’s in his boot!

 

Hamilton checks Harmony and takes the belt from her to display it to Treats before holding it high above his head in the center of the ring. Hamilton passes the Television Championship title belt to Kaycee Jay as she exits the ring. After a nod from the challenger and then the champion, Hamilton calls for the bell.

 

Austin McGreghor – Our first Television Championship contest since Jessica won the title two weeks ago!

 

To the center of the ring, the champion meets her challenger. They circle the center of the ring a few times exchanging some likely unpleasant comments each share for one another. Treats offers a Greco-Knuckle lock, but the champion refuses, instead she comes in for the lock up. Out of the view of the official, Harmony pulls Treats back into the corner using his mask against him. Once in the corner, Hamilton demands a break and Harmony backs off only to lunge forward with a lariat that Treats ducks. Treats spins Harmony against the corner and incites a “WHOOP!” from the crowd as he reddens the top of her… chest.

 

Ernie Turner – I don’t understand how he can just chop a girl like that.

 

Austin McGreghor – She’s the TRUE Television Champion, female or not.

 

Harmony falls forward, clutching her chest as she hits the mat before rolling out under the bottom rope. Treats quickly adjusts his mask and then steps up onto the second rung, throwing a “Wicked Clown” high above his head. Harmony walks off the chop as Treats drops back down and waits for her in the center of the ring. She meets him there and they lock up again. Treats pushes her backward into the far left corner. Treats backs off for a clean break and Harmony comes out of the corner with a wild right that Treats blocks and pops her with one of his own. Again, the champion bales out of the ring through the ropes.

 

Austin McGreghor – A very smart strategy here by the Television Champion as she goes back to the outside.

 

Ernie Turner – Yeah, remember McG, she doesn’t have to beat Rottentreats; he has to beat her.

 

Once again, they tie-up and Harmony again pulls on the back of Treats’ mask working him the near right corner. This time she draws back and cracks him across the chest. Treats returns the favor with a chop of his own and then another backing her all the way across the ring and into the near left corner. Treats blasts her in the lipstick with a hard right before launching her across the ring to the opposite corner.

 

Austin McGreghor – A little different pace and a little different style as both have been training with mixed martial arts aspirations.

 

Ernie Turner – Yeah, though our Television Champion dropped out of the Body Count World Grande Prix, Rottentreats still has personal stake in that tournament.

 

Treats rushes across the ring behind the champion, but she dodges and Treats goes shoulder first into the corner smashing against the ring post. Treats hangs over the second rope as Harmony steps through the ropes out onto the apron and plants some stiff martial arts kicks into Treats’ spine. Treats crumples to the apron and rolls in under the bottom rope. Harmony stays on the apron and stomps Treats back and shoulders, pushing him the rest of the way in. Harmony steps back through the ropes to drop a forearm on Treats’ upper shoulders and neck. Treats crawls to the ropes and Harmony hovers over him, choking him with the middle rope stopping him from using the ropes to pull his self up. She holds Treats’ throat against the ropes through a four-count from the Senior Official.

 

Ernie Turner – I’m seeing a more vicious Jessica Harmony tonight!

 

Treats adjusts his mask and rolls over to a seated position, now leaning on the ropes, as Hamilton backs the champion off. Harmony returns, picking Treats up and backing him into a corner. Again, Hamilton tries to get between them as Treats steps up onto the second rung and punches over the official’s back as to not be seen. Harmony takes exception to the cheap shot and lands to boots in Treats’ abdomen before jerking him out of the corner and tripping him up from below as she converts the whip into a drop toe hold. Harmony uses the top rope for leverage as she stands on Treats’ shoulders.

 

Ernie Turner – See what I mean? She is focused on his shoulder just like a seasoned veteran would.

 

Hamilton gets another four-count before Harmony steps off and drags Treats from under the bottom rope. A very quick pin attempt and Harmony uses the ropes for leverage.

 

1 …

 

2 … Hamilton notices her feet on the second rope and breaks up the pin attempt.

 

Both are on their feet and Harmony takes Treats down with a Russian leg sweep and locks on an Octopus hold! She continues to show more and more of her recent training as she tightens the hold. Treats struggles and literally has to fight his way out of the hold, swinging his free arm blindly into the face of the champion. Treats is up and Harmony is right behind him. The exchange rights and lefts, but an ill-timed mask adjustment allows Harmony to get the upper hand and she pummels him into the corner.

 

Austin McGreghor – There are guys sitting at home thinking, what the hell is this guy doing hitting and then being pummeled by a woman, but that’s no ordinary woman…

 

Ernie Turner – Indeed not! She is a professionally trained wrestler and mixed martial artist. I am near certain, when she blasts you, it stings. I mean, after she beats this clown, we can ask him.

 

Harmony continues landing punches backing Treats into the far left corner before rocketing him with every bit of her might across the ring. So much so that she momentarily hits the mat and he Flair-flips into the corner and his head cracking the mat resounds over the cheering fans. Harmony crosses the ring and uses the ropes on each side of the corner to kick and stomp Treats from the Tree of Woe to the mat where she places her boot across his throat and gets another four-count from Hamilton. Harmony picks Treats up and pulls him to the center of the ring where she gets a quick suplex and Treats rolls to the ropes.

 

Ernie Turner – Up and over like a bag of garbage.

 

Harmony follows as Treats gets to the bottom rope on the near side, she steps up onto his shoulders, using the top rope for balance to add pressure to his throat across the bottom rope. Hamilton pulls Harmony off of Treats at four and back to the center of the ring. Treats rolls and once again finds his self leaning against the ropes adjusting his mask. Harmony gets to Treats as he uses the ropes to find his feet. She pushes him to the near left corner and brings him out to rocket him across to the opposite corner. She measures him up and then charges, but he moves and she collides with the corner chest first. Treats whips her back to the corner they last occupied and charges in with a crushing lariat splash combo. Now back to the corner that turned the momentum and again he follows her in, this time smashing her against the turnbuckles with an elbow and shoulder splash combo. Treats adjusts his mask and then takes to the near ropes as Harmony stumbles out of the corner. Running clothesline turns her inside out and Treats has to adjust his mask yet again.

 

Ernie Turner – He’s calling for something here and all of these um, ninjas are eating it up whatever it is.

 

Treats sets up for the Juggalo Driver II, a splash mountain DDT, but Harmony slips out and turns the situation to her favor, bringing Treats down with a sit-out facebuster; HARMONIOUS FEAR! Instead of covering, she shows a rookie card, picking Treats up and whipping him to the left ropes.Treats returns, ducking under a wild clothesline and hooking her up from behind!

 

1 …

 

Ernie Turner – NO! NO!

 

2 … …

 

Austin McGreghor – She kicks out, but look at how quickly the tide can turn in just four or five moves they have traded the advantage just as many times.

 

Harmony delivers a boot to the midsection doubling Treats over and allowing her to lock on the standing Octopus! Treats struggles for a few seconds, telling Hamilton to move before breaking the hold with a hip toss. As quickly as Harmony was taken down she was back up and kicks Treats in the guts, doubling him over into a front head lock. Treats reverses, hammer locking her arm behind her and slapping her on the back to catch her head as she feels the sting. JUGGALO DRIVER II! A lateral press!

 

1 …

 

Austin McGreghor – We could have a new Television Champion!

 

2 … …

 

Ernie Turner – How embarrassing would that be?

 

3 … … …

 

Austin McGreghor – And we do! Treats has won with the Juggalo Driver II!

 

Ernie Turner – Jessica only held the title two weeks before losing it to a clown. Embarrassing!

 

Kaycee Jay – Ladies and gentlemen, the winner of the match and NEW TRUE TELEVISION CHAMPION… MR. ROTTENTREATS!

 

“Kickin’ Kickin’” hits the speakers as Harmony rolls out of the ring and heads up the ramp, extremely furious but without inciting an incident. Treats accepts the TRUE Television Championship from Senior Official Eldon Hamilton and very proudly wraps it around his waist and snaps it on. The fans are absolutely nuts as they cheer, chant and “KEE YAH!” with the music thumping the foundation of the arena.

 

Ernie Turner – Johnny Matthews may want to retract his challenge earlier as we now have a clown representing us as our Television Champion.

 

Austin McGreghor – I seriously doubt that is going to happen.

 

Treats goes corner to corner proudly showing his ninjas and ninjettes his recent acquisition, throwing a “Wicked Clown” at the top each corner. The fans continue to bob with the beat of the song and celebrate the victory of the new Television Champion as he reaches the last corner and throws a final “Wicked Clown”. He get a, “WHOOP! WHOOP!” from the sold-out attendance before catching two cans of Faygo from the front row. He shakes them up and cracks them open before smashing them together and drenching his self with them. He calls for another and snatches it out of midair. Dropping down from the turnbuckle he places it in the center of the ring, slaps the gold plate of his Television Championship and points to the heavens with a nod.

 

Austin McGreghor – A nod to “Pops” no doubt.

 

Ernie Turner – Oh man McG, I don’t know how much more I can take! This has been a roller coaster of a night and we seriously just watched a clown leave the ring with the Television Championship.

 

Austin McGreghor – Yes we did and he is going up the ramp with that well-earned title right now.

 

ATTACKED BACKSTAGE

Ernie Turner – Did you just hear… are you getting any of this McG?

 

Austin McGreghor – Indeed I am Ern. Fans, apparently there is something going on in the back. We are being told there is definitely something going down and we are trying to get Dusty Hamilton or Wesley Andrews on the scene with a camera.

 

Ernie Turner – Did they just say… wait a minute, attacked… someone get back there and let us know what is going on!

 

As the feed cuts away from inside the arena, we are just behind the curtain and going down a corridor lined with backstage officials and arena employees all of them talking incoherently and all of them with worried looks on their faces.

 

Austin McGreghor – We are getting word that someone has been attacked in the backstage area, but we still aren’t sure who, where or by whom.

 

The camera continues down the corridor where the indistinct chatter is now very loud and very confusing as the camera comes to find “Insane” Marcus Cane, the special guest enforcer for the WrestleFest Championship Tournament final has been completely laid out.

 

Ernie Turner – OH MAN! That’s… that’s the referee for tonight’s main event!

 

No sooner did the camera find him, but both Wesley Andrews and Dusty Brookes arrive on the scene as well as Championship Committee Chair, Stace Matthews.

 

Stace Matthews – Oh my goodness, Wes, find out what happened! Dusty, call 911 and get medical assistance right now.

 

Stace is soon joined by her sister-in-law, Lindsay Michaels as she and Justin “Stormm” Michaels were on their way to the Gorilla. Lindsay kneels down next to another longtime family friend and tries to get him to come to or answer or anything at all.

 

Stace Matthews – Wes, what have you learned?

 

Wesley Andrews – Well this group over here said it was one masked attacker while this group over there said they saw to guys in wrestling gear and that guy, I don’t even… he said… well, he believes it was aliens.

 

Stace Matthews – Seriously? So, we have no idea?

 

Wesley Andrews – Unfortunately, no, but I will keep digging.

 

Ernie Turner – What does this mean for the match? I mean our Senior Official just worked this Television title match, is he going to have to officiate another title back to back?

 

Austin McGreghor – I’m sure they will figure something out. I don’t know that they would want any of these officials tonight, all having worked multiple or big stipulation matches already, out here for the WORLD title match. Nonetheless, the original official…

 

Stace is heard talking on her cellular.

 

Stace Matthews – So, the match will continue? Okay, well you take care of finding an official and I will make for sure Marcus is taken care of. Love you too.

 

Austin McGreghor – Apparently, Johnny is going to find a replacement while Stace tends to Marcus.

 

Stace huddles with Lindsay explaining what is going to go down and urges her to return to her husband’s side. She assures the youngest Matthews sibling that she will indeed take great care of Cane and Lindsay leaves the scene to return to the Gorilla with her husband.

 

Austin McGreghor – Welcome back to ringside folks. We apologize for those in attendance wanting to see Marcus Cane officiate this main event; unfortunately, he has been attacked backstage and will not be out here…

 

Ernie Turner – What are you talking about McG? He’s been out here like ten times already tonight!

 

Austin McGreghor – I count twice. Once, to return a favor to Chance Von Crank and once, to keep Scott Stevens from interfering in the Devereaux – Aldridge match.

 

Ernie Turner – Yeah, a lot of good that did, right? Wait, didn’t one of those witnesses say there were two guys in wrestling gear?!

 

Austin McGreghor – Yeah, but one also said it was aliens… from space… that attacked him.

 

Ernie Turner – Oh wow! We are seriously going on with the show! Kaycee Jay is in the ring!

 

Austin McGreghor – Of course we are, you think the show would end with the TRUE Wrestling Championship of the World undecided on account that Marcus Cane was attacked backstage?

 

Ernie Turner – The way the family-that-be holds him in such high esteem… yes…

 

WRESTLEFEST CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT

TRUE WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIP OF THE WORLD FINAL MATCH

SPECIAL GUEST REFEREE: “INSANE” MARCUS CANE

 

Kaycee Jay – Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the MAIN EVENT of the evening! This match is scheduled for one-fall with a thirty-minute time limit and is for the TRUE Wrestling Championship of the World!

 

The fans absolutely explode in anticipation of one of the biggest wrestling matches they will ever witness! The cheers and “TRUE IS AWESOME!” chants; the stamping, slapping chairs and pounding against the ring barrier; the excitement of the moment, the tension so thick you would break a Ginsu attempting to cut it and the absolute electricity swells the US Bank Arena to a fevered pitch unlike any in recent memory.

 

Austin McGreghor – Right when you think they can’t get any louder, tell them the most coveted title on the planet is about to be decided!

 

The lights in the arena go pitch black, as red lasers and spotlights light up the area. The video screen lights up and flashes across the screen, "Nothing survives my sting!" The crowd starts booing as Dave Mustaine's voice echoes throughout the arena, "I am the Scorpion, whoa!" The jeering intensifies as a mash-up of "I Stand Alone" and "Amazing" hits the speakers, drawing out "The Venomous One." Walking down the aisle, he talks trash the entire way while raising a fist at a few of the more vocal bashers. As he finally gets to the ring, he climbs the nearest turnbuckle and stares down at the crown, an icy glare and the throat slash gesture his only actions as he drops to the mat.

 

Kaycee Jay – Currently in the ring to my left, from Houston, Texas, “SCORPION” SCOTT STEVENS!

 

The arena lights dim down to a gentle glow and the sound of pouring rain fills the arena to the brim. Hardly containing themselves already, the fans start to rise to their feet as a sudden bright flash of orange lights flood the crowd before a deafening crash of thunder rattles the foundation and leaves the arena in darkness. The pre-chorus rift to "Crash" by Decyfer Down instigates a small riot amongst those in attendance as orange flashes, like lightning, illuminate the way for the Force of Nature, and Justin Michaels appears through the curtain and onto the stage, followed by his wife, the lovely Lindsay Michaels.

 

"CRASH! YOU'RE GOING DOWN! WITHOUT A SOUND!"

 

Playing to the cheers of the fans from atop the ramp, Justin marches back and forth and interacts with the fans, recognizing all the support before turning his attention back to the ring, and starts to make his way towards the squared circle.

 

"AND I'LL PASS YOU UP, BEFORE I EXPLODE! BREAKING IN TWO! I'LL SEE IT THROUGH!"

 

Having made it to ringside with his lovely wife at his side, Stormm patrols around to the opposite side of the ring and gives a less than genuine salute towards the commentator team, more specifically, Ernie Turner, before hopping up onto the ring apron and continuing to play off of the reaction from the fans.

 

"YOU WON'T KEEP ME DOWN WHEN I CRASH THROUGH YOU!"

 

Justin climbs through the ropes and immediately scales the nearest turnbuckle to pose for the crowd. The flash bulbs surge throughout the arena as the orange lights brighten back to the venue's usual lighting. Justin hops down from the corner as his music fades out, but the overwhelming applause does not as he stands the ready for his match.

 

Kaycee Jay – Now to my right, from Kansas City, Kansas, this is JUSTIN “STORMM” MICHAELS!

 

Suddenly, the fans are brought to their feet once more as the opening riffs of Joe Lynn Turner’s cover of “Back In Black” cut through the arena and the kick-drum gets into the chests of everyone in the building. The lights above the stage put on a show as the TRUE-Vision lights up with the entrance video of the modern-day Man in Black, Mr. One Night Only… THE Boss! Johnny Matthews explodes through the curtain, no shades over his focused emerald glare, no coffin nail sealing his fate in his lips. He marches down the ramp, removing his Armani blazer at the half-way point and rounds the ring. He points up at Michaels and Stevens then gestures them each into opposite corners as he climbs the close ring stairs and ducks through the ropes. He huddles with Kaycee in the center of the ring, blocking their voices from the microphone.

 

Ernie Turner – Okay the boss man is here. Maybe he will tell us that we are going to decide this another day and that we can all go home now.

 

Austin McGreghor – Are you serious?!

 

Ernie Turner – I’m exhausted McG and besides, what’s another two weeks.

 

Kaycee Jay – Ladies and gentlemen, please allow me to introduce the new special guest referee, TRUE Owner JOHNNY MATTHEWS!

 

Ernie Turner – Are you kidding me?! How is this fair to Scott Stevens?

 

Austin McGreghor – Well, he is the boss and he has to find someone to cover it; who better than the boss himself?

 

Matthews doesn’t even check either contender as he ushers the ladies, Kaycee and his little sister, out of the ring and immediately calls for the bell. Michaels and Stevens go chest to chest in the center of the ring, bumping chests as they spout off to one another. Matthews goes to the far left corner and watches. Neither Stevens nor Michaels back down as they continue to tell one another just how much greater they are than the other. Stevens strikes first, popping Micheals across the mouth. Michaels nods, with a smirk and backs up, close to the near left corner, inviting Stevens to charge. Stevens obliges and stops himself from going chest first into the top turnbuckle of the corner.

 

Austin McGreghor – Stevens still favoring that left knee as he pursues the Hall of Famer across the ring.

 

Michaels loosens up his neck, shoulders and arms, inviting Stevens to charge him once more in the opposite corner. Stevens takes the bait once again and once again, he stops himself from running directly into the corner. Michaels continues the game, ducking another charge as Stevens goes to the ropes on the left. Stevens, having had enough of the cat and mouse, steps into the center of the ring and invites Michaels to lock up. The bigger man gets the advantage of the tie up, shoving Michaels backwards. Michaels circles Stevens, as Stevens remains in the center of the ring. Again, the lock up and Michaels pushes against the bigger Stevens, backing him into the far left corner, but before Stevens is pinned against the turnbuckles, he tosses Michaels against them. Matthews calls for a clean break, eventually separating the two.

 

Austin McGreghor – We are not going to see any big risks as these two get a feel for one another.

 

Ernie Turner – That is why McG, that is why we should have never done this all in one night.

 

Matthews advises Michaels that he has to come out of the corner as Stevens takes position in the center of the ring. Michaels steps out and invites Stevens to tie up, only to duck the attempt and slap Stevens on the back as he passes. Michaels backs up, nearly all the way across the ring, down near the opposite corner of Stevens now. The fans chant “FORCE OF NATURE!” which infuriates Stevens. Stevens tells Michaels that he’s going to beat him and kiss his woman. Michaels simply shakes his head as if to say, “Not going to happen.” Stevens charges Michaels again and again, Michaels ducks behind him; this time, he locks on a standing side headlock. Wrenching the neck, Michaels suddenly drops to one knee adding pressure to the hold. Back to a vertical base, Michaels maintains control of the headlock, even as Stevens goes to shoot him off. Michaels puts on the brakes, dropping to a knee a second time.

 

Ernie Turner – Come on Scott, get him off of you!

 

Stevens goes to the bread basket with a clubbing blow; once, twice and a third time before finally shooting Michaels off and into the ropes to the left. They collide in the center of the ring with neither man budging. Michaels goes to the ropes again, this time the near ropes, and tries a shoulder block and again Stevens doesn’t budge. This time, Michaels goes to the ropes on the right and ducks a lariat from Stevens and then comes off of the opposite ropes with a flying clothesline taking Stevens off of his feet! Only momentarily as Stevens is back up, but quickly locked up in a side headlock and taken over with a headlock takeover. Michaels keeps the hold locked in as Stevens squirms a complete three-sixty in the center of the ring. Matthews checks Stevens’ shoulders, looking for a pin. Stevens finally gets his feet under him and pushes the pair to a vertical position. Stevens wraps on a bear hug while Michaels maintains the headlock and then picks his opponent up off of his feet and runs him into the turnbuckles of the far right corner.

 

Austin McGreghor – Probably one of the most powerful ways I’ve ever seen to break a headlock!

 

Stevens stays on Michaels driving a shoulder into his abs and then another and then a third before Matthews get him to step back and allow Michaels to go along the far ropes, nursing his innards. Stevens clobbers him from behind with a forearm, sending Michaels to his knees. Stevens kicks and then punches Michaels in the guts. Michaels stumbles, clutching to the top rope on the left side to keep his feet under him. Again, Stevens fires a hard shot into the abdomen, this one doubles Michaels over and Stevens pushes him down from behind. Michaels strikes from his knees and Stevens clobbers from above. Michaels crawls across the ring and uses the ropes on the right to pull himself up before falling backward into the near right corner. Stevens rockets Michaels across the ring from one side and then back to the corner where they started. Michaels stumbles out of the near right corner right into the arms of Stevens. Stevens keeps a tight hold on the ribs and abdomen cinching it up as Michaels tells out in agony. Matthews checks on his brother-in-law, the bear hug definitely squeezing the breath out of him.

 

Ernie Turner – SQUEEZE HIM!

 

Michaels struggles and then fires a shot to Stevens ribs and then his jaw. Stevens relinquishes the hold as Michaels boxes his ears. Michaels goes to the far ropes only to return into a planted big boot that completely cleans his clock. Stevens wipes the sweat from his brow and flicks it down onto his opponent before drawing a fist high above his head. He blows a kiss to Lindsay on the outside, mouthing the words, “This is for you, baby!” before stinging her husband with a fist drop. The first cover as Stevens hooks the far leg and wiggles his tongue and the young lady at ringside.

 

1 . . .

 

Ernie Turner – What the hell!

 

Austin McGreghor – I hate to agree with you, but that count was a little…

 

Ernie Turner – A little?! Are we watching the same match?! A turtle just crossed a beach in that one count!

 

Stevens and Matthews are at words as Stevens backs the boss into the corner, clapping his hands together; one, two, three! Stevens returns to Michaels, still writhing on the mat. From behind Michaels, Stevens wraps his arms tightly around the rib cage and plants a knee firmly in the back of his opponent. Stevens thrashes Michaels left and right against his knee and Michaels yells out, “NO!” Stevens leans in, pushing against his knee and pulling his arms up into Michaels ribs. Michaels pushes back to his feet, but remains trapped in the bear hug. Michaels delivers some back elbows; the first only stuns Stevens, the second loosens his grip and the third breaks Michaels free. Michaels to the left side ropes and returns, scooped up by Stevens. Stevens toys with Michaels holding parallel with the canvas below for several…

 

Ernie Turner – What is that 10… 15… 20… OH!

 

Austin McGreghor – Sidewalk Slam!

 

Stevens hooks the leg again and again Matthews is noticeably slow to get in position and just barely gets a one before Michaels kicks out. Stevens again backs Matthews up into the corner asking why then demanding that he call this match down the middle, “Make it fair Matthews! Goddamn it! I worked just as hard as he did!” At this point, Michaels had drug himself to the near ropes and was using them to help him attempt to find his feet, but Stevens attacks from behind. Stevens lands a few clubbing blows, followed by kicks and then stomps to the shoulders, rib cage and abdomen of Michaels before picking him up and dragging him back to the center of the ring to once again lock on the bear hug. This time though he squeezes then gets a shot into each side of Michaels’ ribs before squeezing again and repeating the sequence. Michaels tries some shots of his own even kicking down on Stevens’ very heavily bandaged left knee, but it seemingly has no effect as Stevens clinches the bear hug tighter.

 

Ernie Turner – These fans can chant all they want and she can play cheerleader all day, but they cannot win this match for their precious Force of Nature!

 

“WHAT DO I GOT TO DO MATTHEWS?!” Stevens yells out, “DO I HAVE TO COMPLETELY TAKE HIS BREATH, MAIM HIM, WHAT’S IT GOING TO TAKE?!” Matthews check on his brother-in-law once more as Michaels’ body goes limp against Stevens. Matthews lifts Michaels’ right arm high above the situation and drops it. “ONE!” Stevens shouts! Again, Matthews reluctantly lifts the right arm. The fans are ready to riot as they cheer and chant for the “FORCE OF NATURE!” Matthew lets go of the arm and again, it falls limp. “PUCKER UP BABY, THAT’S TWO!” Michaels body begins to pulse with the rhythmic chant as Matthews lifts the arm a third and final time. Sensing that the arm won’t drop, Stevens hurls Michaels directly into Matthews, smashing him against the turnbuckles of the far left corner. Matthews crumples as Michaels comes out of the corner with a heavy wild right!

 

Austin McGreghor – Lindsay Matthews has had a rough night as she is now checking on her brother.

 

In the center of the ring Michaels throws another right and blocks one from Stevens. Michaels lands another solid shot and blocks a second from Stevens. Michaels pops Stevens again and ducks a standing clothesline attempt. Stevens turns around to have his chest lit up; once, twice and the third time, Michaels has him in the far right corner. Michaels whips Stevens across the ring, but Stevens reverses and it’s Michaels to the opposite corner. Michaels dodges a charge as Stevens crashes chest first and bounces his head off of the steel ring post. Michaels sets up in the center of the ring measuring Stevens up. Stevens turns around into a big press slam as Michaels feeds off of the energy of the screaming fans. Michaels checks on Matthews and then returns his attention to Stevens as Stevens is slow to find his feet. Michaels stomps the mat as Stevens groggily stands and turns around. Michaels turns bounces Stevens off of the mat with a running clothesline then another and a third. Stevens is on sea legs as he is bounced around and continues to roll to his feet on pure instinct.

 

Ernie Turner – These fans are off of the wall crazy right now McG, I have NEVER seen anything like this!

 

Austin McGreghor – That is the power of the Force of Nature Ernie!

 

Ernie Turner – NO! That McG is the power of the …

 

FORCE OF NATURE! Michaels hit Stevens with his spinning fisherman slam! Michaels goes for the cover and Matthews counts as he crawls…

 

1 . . .

 

Ernie Turner – As much as I don’t want to see Stormm the champion, let’s just end this already!

 

2 . . .  . . .

 

Austin McGreghor – NO! Scott Stevens kicked out!

 

“HOLY SHIT!”

 

“TRUE IS AWESOME!”

 

Michaels maintains control as he locks on the Eye of the Stormm, but Stevens gets to the ropes. Not that it matters, Matthews has all but died in the center of the ring. Michaels breaks the hold, no use in wasting the energy, and drags Stevens out into the center of the ring where he attempts to revive Matthews to no avail. Michaels picks Stevens up and gets the TOXIC STING out of nowhere! Stevens makes the cover and, again, Matthews remains motionless on the mat.

 

Austin McGreghor – Wait, that’s Ronald Hamilton coming down the ramp.

 

Hamilton, the freshest of the officials in attendance rushes to the ring and dives under the bottom rope, counting as he comes in…

 

1 …

 

2 … …

 

3 … NO! Somehow or another Michaels was able to kick out!

 

Ernie Turner – OH MY GAWD! You have got to be shitting me!

 

Now, Ronnie Hamilton is the only man standing in the ring as Stevens, Michaels and Matthews are all three spent and near motionless on the canvas. Stevens and Michaels each roll to opposite sides while Hamilton attempts to roll Matthews out onto the apron. Stevens is up first, followed closely by Michaels. They collide with one another in the center of the ring just to keep each other from falling back to the mat. They go to the ropes on the right side and roll up into the far corner. Its Michaels trapped in the corner as Stevens has control. Stevens lifts some very high knees up into Michaels’ ribs and chest before his attempt to rocket his opponent across the ring is reversed and Michaels pulls Stevens into the FLASH FLOOD! Another cover and Hamilton is quickly in position to make the count.

 

1 …

 

Ernie Turner – JUST STAY DOWN!

 

2 … …

 

Austin McGreghor – This has to be it!

 

3 … … …

 

Ernie Turner – FINALLY!

 

Kaycee Jay – Ladies and gentlemen, it is my honor to announce the winner of this match and the FIRST-EVER TRUE WRESTLING CHAMPION OF THE WORLD… JUSTIN “STORMM” MICHAELS!

 

Austin McGreghor – Justin Michaels has returned to the top of the mountain folks!

 

Ernie Turner – Good for him, I’m going home!

 

Austin McGreghor – It was here in Cincinnati folks, mark your calendars forever because TRUE has a face, TRUE has a Champion and his name is Justin “Stormm” Michaels!

 

As Stevens rolls out of the ring, under the left ropes closest to the ramp, Stace Matthews steps out from behind the curtain, carrying the sixteen pounds of leather and gold; The TRUE Wrestling Championship of the World. A very unpleasant situation to unfold as she stands with the title at the top of the ramp and a defeated Stevens glares up at her from the foot of the ramp.

 

Austin McGreghor – Come on now. Let her by. You were beaten in the center of the ring.

 

Stevens has a cold stare, locked on either the Championship belt or the wife of the boss, as he stalks up the ramp. Stace goes to one side of the stage, the look on her face spells out the hopes and prayers that Stevens will just pass her by, but that is not the case at all. Stevens demands the belt and Stace refuses to hand it over. Officials rush the stage to protect the title and more importantly, the chair of the Championship Committee. Stevens has his way with the little referees, tossing and throwing them about giving Stace just enough time to get around him and head for the ramp. Or, so she thought. Stevens snatches her from behind and spins her around into a big wet kiss. She slaps him and he takes the title belt from her before pushing her down.

 

Austin McGreghor – That was uncalled for, wait a minute… what is he doing now…

 

Stevens stomps back down the ramp, belt in hand. In the ring, Michaels has only got himself sat up against the near right corner. Lindsay is tending to him, totally unaware of what has happened on the ramp. Matthews remains motionless on the apron of the far side of the ring. Stevens jerks Lindsay up from behind, surprising her with a juicy wet kiss of her own. She fights to get away and Michaels pulls his self up in the corner only to be floored with his own championship belt. Stevens blasts Michaels across the head several times, busting the champion open before returning his attention to the lovely Lindsay Michaels. Stevens stalks her like some big cat would a wounded or weaker prey. Lindsay ducks out of the ring and drops to the floor.

 

Austin McGreghor – Good thing she got out of… oh come on, what is he doing now?

 

Stevens tosses the title to the canvas and gestures like he is urinating on it. In the corner of his eye he notices Matthews stirring on the apron. The crowd has now showered the ring in garbage as Stevens snatches up the belt and goes to where Matthews is lying. Stevens jerks Matthews up and, with the plate of the belt firm against his own shoulder, Stevens makes Matthews the next victim of the TOXIC STING!

 

Austin McGreghor – Alright now! You’ve done enough dammit!

 

Suddenly, the crowd explodes as Mark Devereaux slides into the ring, under the bottom rope on the left side. Devereaux spins Stevens around knocking the Championship belt from his grasp. Devereaux Driver!

 

Austin McGreghor – THANK YOU MARK DEVEREAUX!

 

Stevens is out and Devereaux is the only man standing in the ring. He goes to help Michaels up out of the corner and then collects the bloodied belt from the canvas. Devereaux hands the title to Michaels and then holds his arm up in victory to a huge pop from the exhausted crowd. Devereaux kicks the garbage out of the ring and then snatches up the largest piece and dispatches Stevens to the mats at ringside, tossing him through the ropes. Devereaux crosses the ring applauding with the crowd as Michaels raises the title high above his head. Devereaux holds the ropes for Lindsay and Stace, who had followed him down to the ring, allowing them to enter the ring. Stace goes to aid Matthews while Lindsay celebrates with her husband.

 

Austin McGreghor – Scott Stevens may have tried to ruin this event, but Mark Devereaux has saved it!

 

Devereaux continues to keep a watch on Stevens as he stumbles up the ramp, but leads the crowd in cheers as orange confetti rains down from the rafters on the newly crowned champion!

 

Austin McGreghor – Fans, TRUE returns to Best Studios on Friday, September 28! Already booked, we will see Timothy Hunt challenge the TRUE Television Champion, Mr. Rottentreats! We will also see that man right there, Mark Devereaux, in a three-way elimination match with Scott Stevens and Brad Jackson to determine the number one contender to the TRUE Wrestling Championship of the World!

 

“THANK YOU JUSTIN!”

 

“THANK YOU MARK!”

 

Austin McGreghor – We are out of time, for my anxious broadcast colleague Ernie Turner, I am Austin McGreghor – thank you for joining us! We will see you in two weeks!

 

END

 


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