““WHAT’S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT?””
Static covers the screen as a Play ► symbol appears in the bottom right-hand corner.
We open cold in the middle of the ring with the OSW World Champion standing with a microphone. Zero looks entirely fed up – done, even. With the microphone in hand, he soaks up the cheers from the crowd before lowering his head to begin.
[ Zero ] “You’ve seen me at my lowest.”
The crowd boo.
[ Zero ] “At Pandemonium, I proposed to the woman I love. I did that knowin’ some cunt stole her hand in marriage. I did that knowin’ I’d have to go toe to toe with this mother fucker at some stage if I wanted to change it.”
[ Zero ] “And I’m tryin’. I’m fuckin’ tryin’ to change it, man. Tonight, I’m here to tell you that I’m done bein’ a fuckin dog for that cunt Simon. I’m done bein’ led around like a little bitch and followin’ orders. At Ring of Dreams, I’m gettin’ those fuckin’ divorce papers.”
The lights in the Slaughterhouse dim as horns begin to blare throughout the area, leading all eyes to the entrance as the man himself steps out to “Simon Says” by Pharaohe Monch, keeping his eyes on the ring. As the music continues playing, Simon makes his way toward the ring, never losing focus with a toothy smile and a microphone in his hand.
As the music dies out, he starts laughing.
[ Simon ] “All you had to do was watch your mouth, but like any bad dog, you just can’t stop barking, can you?”
He gets into the ring, coming face to face with Zero.
[ Simon ] “I told you last week that you only had one more thing to do and you’d get your papers.”
Simon shakes his head.
[ Simon ] “But you couldn’t leave it be, could you? Like a dog with a bone, you had to come out here and strut your stuff. So, I’m going to have one or two more things for you to do before Ring of Dreams, little doggie. First on the agenda is a match in the Main Event tonight. I’m sure you and your beloved have promised you’ll never fight one another but tonight, you will.”
[ Zero ] “Go fuck yourself, Simon. It ain’t fuckin’ happenin’.”
[ Simon ] “But it is. The Butcher has signed off on it and if you refuse, no papers for you, little doggie. Simon Says, fight your girlfriend.”
“You got the touch
You got the power
The Touch by Stan Bush blares into the arena, sending the crowd roaring with excitement as The Generation Kid steps out onto the stage.
“After all is said and done
You’ve never walked, you’ve never run
You’re a winner!”
He gives the audience a wave before taking a deep breath and producing a microphone whilst stood on the rampway.
[ The Generation Kid ] “You’re just a bully, aren’t you Simon?”
The fans roar with cheers.
[ The Generation Kid ] “I don’t like bullies.”
Again, the crowd cheer.
[ The Generation Kid ] “Zero might not be able to get his hands on you, but I can. I’m fed up of watching you treat this man like a dog. Enough is enough. Something must change. So, how about a match at 272?”
The Taskmaster ponders it for a moment.
[ Simon ] “I’m not giving you anything for free, little boy. If you want to help your Ring of Dreams opponent, you’re going to have to pay a price. If I beat you at 272, I get added to the World Championship Match between the pair of you at Ring of Dreams. How about those terms?”
The Generation Kid thinks about it.
[ The Generation Kid ] “I accept.”
[ The Generation Kid ] “But I have a condition of my own. If I beat you at 272, you must give Zero the divorce papers at Ring of Dreams, or you’re fired.”
The Taskmaster laughs – appreciating the kids moxy.
[ Simon ] “I accept, but after tonight, the magical couple may not even want them.”
Simon tosses the microphone down, patting Zero on the back with a smirk as he exits the ring.
TGK looks on, ready to fight a battle that isn’t his.
STREET FIGHT MATCH
SIMON VS. WIZ
Is Wiz still under Viper Roberts’ spell, or will he do what Simon says?
The bell rings and Wiz immediately scooters right at Simon on The Funkmobile. Simon just sidesteps the scooter rush but doesn’t see the tail whip coming from beside him— THE JANKY LEG! Simon goes down, grabbing his shin and cursing Wiz. “Damnit, Wolfgang!” Simon shouts as Wiz nails him with a sliding lariat!
Wiz covers— ONE! KICKOUT! Wiz rolls to the outside and begins rummaging under the apron while Simon gets to his feet. Wiz tosses a trash can and lid into the ring before finding a stop sign and sliding back in the ring with it… STOP SIGN TO SIMON’S FACE!
Wiz shoves the garbage can over Simon’s head and climbs to the top rope. WIZ HAS HIS MOJO BACK, BABY! Simon blindly stumbles around the ring as Wiz backflips into the ring— BOOTSY CONNECTION… TO NO ONE!! SIMON WAS NOWHERE NEAR HIM!!
Hearing the crash and burn, Simon pops the trash can off and plops it over Wiz’s head now. Simon picks up the lid— GAMBIT!! BACKFIST WITH THE TRASH CAN LID!! Wiz is down, trash can still in place, and Simon wooos to the crowd as he locks in the figure four leg lock— CHECKMATE!!! WIZ TAPS OUT ON THE TRASH CAN!!!
With that messy clash behind them, are Simon and Wiz back on the same page?
The Snake Pit.
Deathnote had thought he would be certain to find Viper there last week, but when he and Corvus had visited, the Snake Pit was empty. Not only no Viper in sight but no snakes either.
And now his book could be anywhere. Viper could be anywhere. But that wouldn’t stop him, for he was the mighty Shinigami. He had brought men twice the size of Viper to their knees. He had infiltrated cults from the leader down. He deserved respect.
And he deserved his book back. He demanded it.
But after last weeks dead end, he was at a loss. He would search high and low for that vicious Viper. he would utilise every last contact and shred of information he had. And he would bring his book back home.
He could only laugh as he though his final thought for now. Isn’t it funny that he knew he’d have to go to the Pit once more to retrieve what was rightfully his? The deepest, darkest pits of hell.
Because dirty was the only way Viper knew how to play.
[ Deathnote ] “Bring it on.”
The Shinigami looked resolute in his dark corner. Someone out there could lead him to Viper. He just had to find them.
CORVUS VS. THE IMPALER
Who will come out on top in this clash between the striker and the powerhouse?
The bell rings and Impaler lunges forward to grapple Corvus, but the assassin ducks under and drills Impaler right in the face as he turns about face with a FORKED LIGHTNING KICK that wobbles Legion! Corvus follows up with a SHUTO BLADE OF HAND strike that knocks Impaler into the ropes!
Impaler shakes it off and comes at Corvus again, who slides under and beneath Legion’s legs and hops up onto his shoulders from behind— POISONRANA! DRILLS HIM!! Corvus covers— ONE! TW— IMPALER THROWS CORVUS OFF HIM WITH EASE!!
As Impaler gets to his feet Corvus continues his assault with a kick to the chest— caught by Impaler! Impaler drags Corvus around the ring, playing with him, and then brings the hammer down— WITH A TWIST— DRAGONSCREW! Corvus grabs his knee in agony as he crashes to the mat! Impaler laughs as he grapples that knee and steps over, flipping Corvus onto his stomach— SINGLE LEG CRAB!!
Impaler is gonna snap The Crowe’s leg in half if Corvus doesn’t escape here! Impaler yanks back and Corvus lifts his arm— NO! HE WON’T TAP!! Corvus crawls towards the ropes… BUT IMPALER TRANSITIONS INTO AN STF!!! TOO MUCH PAIN— CORVUS HAS TO TAP OUT!!!
Impaler shows he’s more than just muscle with that victory tonight!
WINNER: THE IMPALER
The match is over, and Corvus has made his exit from the ring.
The Impaler, on the other hand, is stopped from doing the same as the lights in the area begin to flicker.
And with every flicker, a set of whispers emanate at ringside.
They call to The Impaler like echoes, calling from some other place and time.
And though the whispers vary in their verbiage, one common theme stands out among them…revenge.
[ ??? ] “You did this to us, Legion!”
[ ??? ] “You destroyed everything!”
As these whispers become more and more clear, The Impaler comes to realize just what they are.
They’re the voices of those lost in Night City.
Ghosts of his past, materializing here in The Slaughterhouse.
And they truly are haunting The Impaler tonight.
Legion tries his best to drown out the voices, but they only get louder.
This enrages The Impaler, and as his anger grows, so too does the intensity of the lights.
Eventually, he has had enough, and shouts in frustration.
[ The Impaler ] “Enough!”
And just as quickly as they arrived, the echoes disappear.
Legion cannot believe it, as he finally rolls out of the ring.
He searches frantically, unsure that what is haunting him is at rest.
And now, neither is The Impaler.
He thrusts his fists against the ring post, insisting he still hears the ghosts.
And deep down, he’s sure only one person could’ve brought this upon him.
[ The Impaler ] “Chronoa.”
We’re backstage in OSW, and we see Lucy marching through the halls with a determined look on her face. She has the photos of Lucien and Impaler in hand and it’s clear who she’s looking for. She sees the door with Kaine’s name on it and barges in.
[ Lucy Seraphina ] “Where is he?”
Kaine hardly looks up from his own file, marched “TENCHU”.
[ Kaine Knightlord ] “I’m going to give you the benefit of the doubt and assume your forgot what a closed door means because what you’re wanting is urgent.”
The arrogance of Kaine irks the Angel of Silence as she slams the pictures down on the table in front of Kaine. He closes his file and looks at the pictures.
[ Kaine Knightlord ] “I’ll take it you don’t take a hint very well, do you? He doesn’t want to be found.”
Just then another figure comes through the door. Banzan glares at the two vampires.
[ Banzan ] “Just like Tenchu’s killer.”
Kaine looks past Lucy at the new intruder to his sanctum.
[ Kaine Knightlord ] “Does nobody understand what a door is for? As for Tenchu’s killer, I’m sure I’ve got my eyes on him now. I was just looking at the evidence.”
Banzan walks to the desk, sees the pictures and the folder.
[ Banzan ] “Looks to me you’ve got your plate full. After months of manipulating Tenchu, and him falling for it, it seemed like you killed him to hide what you’ve done.”
Kaine rubs the bridge of his nose at the accusations.
[ Kaine Knightlord ] “Coming from the man who has been the death and suffering of several other partners, I’d be careful making baseless claims.”
[ Lucy Seraphina ] “I’ve seen what you’ve done to others in the past, Kaine. Those who have crossed the Camarilla, those who have crossed you personally. You destroying Tenchu isn’t out of the realm of possibility.”
The HellBat rises out of his seat at Lucy’s assertions. Eyes glowing red with anger.
[ Kaine Knightlord ] “Maybe I should have allowed that Blood Hunt, Lucy. Would have saved me a lot of fucking headaches…”
Banzan looks at the Shadow Bat with a knowing look.
[ Banzan ] “And there it is. Your beast rising. I’m sure Tenchu created that same feeling.”
Banzan walks out of the room, stopping at the door.
[ Banzan ] “I’m watching you, Kaine. I will find who killed Tenchu.”
Kaine just shakes his head as he sits back into his chair. Lucy gathers her photos and walks out as well.
[ Lucy Seraphina ] “This isn’t over, Kaine.”
Kaine grabs his file and begins looking it over again.
[ Kaine Knightlord ] “Looks like I’m back to square one again.”
CHIP MONTANA VS. SIR GABLE
Chip Montana is in search of his rabbit, but tonight he may just find God if Sir Gable has his way!
Tie up collar and elbow and Gable quickly drops down and flips Montana onto his shoulders and into a fireman’s carry takedown, not letting go and transitioning into a rear chin lock as Montana sits up. Montana rises to his feet and back elbows Gable to release the hold.
Gable lunges for Montana into a spear—GOLDRUSH— COUNTERED INTO A DROP TOE HOLD BY MONTANA! “I got you now, bugger!” Chip exclaims as he mounts the prone Gable— ALLIGATOR ROLL! MONTANA IS ROLLING GABLE BACK AND FORTH AROUND THE RING! Intelligently Gable arches his back mid roll to pin Chip— ONE! TW— CHIP RELEASES AND GETS A SHOULDER UP!!
Montana keeps the pressure on, rolling Gable onto his chest again, forcing Gable’s arms over his thighs while he crouches. Chip clasps his hands around Gable’s neck— CAMEL CLUTCH! But Gables manages to slip out and clasp Chip now from behind…
GERMAN SUPLEX! NINE MORE!! TEN KARAT!!! Chip looks like he’s seeing wabbits as Gable signals for the end. Gable lifts Chip up into a vertical stalling suplex… but Slippery Chip sneaks out and drops behind Gable, bear hugging him and running him into the ropes. They bounce off and Chip rolls Gable up— ONE! TWO!! CHIP HAS THE TIGHTS AGAIN— THREE!!!
Chip pulls another rabbit out of his ass tonight with a big win over the gold medal zealot!
WINNER: CHIP MONTANA
“MICHAELA LANE PHONE HOME?”
There’s blood everywhere.
The apartment belonging to Tank and Michaela is absolutely covered in blood. Their bodies have long been taken, but the place itself has the unmistakable stench of death.
Sigil and Sir Bellator stand among that stench, fortunately in masks that likely cover the raw smell.
[ Sir Bellator ] “Something has been bugging me, Sigil.”
The Collector turns to face him.
[ Sir Bellator ] “Why weren’t you here?”
Sigil takes a moment to think about his answer.
[ Sigil ] “I’ve no delusions about my responsibility in all of this, Sanctus. I brought you four here and I promised to keep you safe. I failed, and I know I did.”
There’s a pause as Sir Bellator takes that in.
[ Corvus ] “He wasn’t here because he doesn’t care about anyone but himself.”
Abruptly and out of no-where, both Sir Bellator and Sigil turn their attention to the door way in which Corvus now stands.
They’re immediately ready to fight, only The Crow doesn’t move – he just stands there.
[ Corvus ] “Have you told him?”
The Collector doesn’t move and inch.
[ Corvus ] “Have you?”
[ Sir Bellator ] “Told me what?”
Sigil again doesn’t say a word or move even an inch.
[ Corvus ] “Ask him about the phone.”
As Sir Bellator turns his attention to Sigil, who looks away, Corvus takes his opportunity to vanish into the night in which he came.
[ Sir Bellator ] “What phone? What’s he talking about, Sigil?”
DOUBLE FEATURE CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH
CHRONOA © VS. LUCY SERAPHINA
Tonight, the double feature championship is on the line as Chronoa defends against Lucy Seraphina! Will Chronoa show why she’s the champ or will Seraphina do it for clan and kindred? We find out next!
DING! DING! They march towards each other and Chronoa goes for the tie up! Lucy shows off her speed and does a quick go-behind! Dropkick from behind and Chronoa falls into the middle rope! She’s prone! Lucy runs the ropes! She’s calling the clan! 61-No! Chronoa just shoves her mid-rotation!
Lucy crashes hard to the floor! Chronoa runs the ropes! Lucy is pulling herself up! Suicide dive by Chronoa! No! Lucy evades at the last second and Chronoa crashes into the barricade! Lucy sees an opening! She pulls the barricade down on Chronoa! She sprints up the steel steps and gets on the top rope!
What is she doing! Diving foot stomp on the barricade! Chronoa is crushed under it! Lucy pulls the barricade off her and tosses her into the ring! Lucy jumps to the apron! She’s waiting on Chronoa to pull herself up! Chronoa is getting to her feet! Lucy jumps! Springboard clothesline! No! INTO THE SHADOWS!
Beautiful counter as Chronoa absolutely nailed that superkick! Chronoa points to her head smugly and pulls Lucy up! She’s got her in a front headlock! YOUR DEMISE! She nails the Nevermind DDT that has defended many championships! Lucy’s on her knees trying to get up! HAS ALREADY BEEN WRITTEN! Chronoa nails the spinning back elbow and covers! ONE! TWO! THREE!
Chronoa has done it as she uses the past to secure her future as champ!
WINNER AND STILL DOUBLE FEATURE CHAMPION: CHRONOA
“GOING ON A HUNT”
Shaky footage overlays, showing nothing more than the smiling face of Chip Montana.
[ Chip Montana ] “G’day mates! I’m Chip Montana, and I’m grabbing nature…”
With a zoom out, we can see that Chip is laying flat on the ground, crawling through some kind of crawlspace.
[ Chip Montana ] “By the balls!”
With a grin, he eases his way forward.
[ Chip Montana ] “That pesky blighter Dave the Rabbit is mine today!”
At the end of the crawlspace, we see Dave the Rabbit, happily munching on something. He has yet to notice Chip Montana.
[ Chip Montana ] “We’re crawling under the Slaughterhouse bathrooms today. You won’t believe the shit that comes out of these people! And I don’t mean their words!”
Chip laughs at his own joke, but that alerts Dave that he’s coming. The pair lock eyes for a moment, before DTR skedaddles. Chip rushes through the rest of the crawlspace before giving chase, a net in his hand.
[ Chip Montana ] “Oi!”
As he chases Dave the Rabbit down the corridor, Chip Montana runs headlong into a brick wall.
Or at least, it may as well be.
[ Chip Montana ] “What a big bastard, you are!”
SeeSaw tilts his head, confused at the line.
[ SeeSaw ] “I’m no bastard. Not anymore.”
[ Chip Montana ] “Nevermind that, did you see the rabbit?”
Shaking his head no, SeeSaw looks in the direction Montana was running. As his head turns away, a weird smile crosses his face.
[ Chip Montana ] “Well get onya bike then, mate!”
An intrigued SeeSaw turns to look back at Montana.
[ SeeSaw ] “Need any help? You know, I’m something of a online host myself.”
Montana stops in his tracks, looking back at Mr. Make Believe.
[ Chip Montana ] “A guest star, eh? You’re on!”
Glee filling his eyes, SeeSaw starts to prance down the hallway, clapping his hands and singing.
[ SeeSaw ] “We’re going on a hunt. We’re going on a hunt!”
Chip Montana raises an eyebrow, finally shrugging before following SeeSaw down the hall.
The Hall of Skulls has long been empty since the brutal murders of those holding crystals. At one time, so many well-known names once sat around the big oak table. Wynona Cartwright, The Cryptkeeper, Flavo and more have sat here.
Now, it’s just Death and Mortimer.
[ Rain ] “Everything in motion leads towards Ring of Dreams, Mortimer. Can you feel how close we are to the end?”
[ Mortimer ] “I think once everything comes out sire, you’ll be able to end this war with The Collector. In fact, I’m so confident that this ends at Ring of Dreams, I’ve an item of business for you.”
Death raises an eyebrow.
[ Rain ] “What is it?”
[Mortimer] “Once you recover the crystals from Sigil’s cold lifeless corpse, as pleasurable as that may be, we need to start planning for the future.”
Mortimer stands up and begins pacing.
[ Mortimer ] “This once great hall was built to protect the universe and house the very crystals that control various aspects of it.”
[ Rain ] “And once I destroy Sigil at Ring of Dreams, we’ll need to rebuild.”
[ Mortimer ] “Precisely and I’ve been thinking about the best way to do that. Old School Wrestling has many warriors on its roster – people who could be convinced for the right price, to protect those crystals. Hollywood Luke Storm could be given his wife back, Wiz could find a cure for Bootsy Collins and the list goes on.”
Death nods at Mortimer in agreement, smiling.
[ Rain ] “I like your thinking.”
VHS CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH
BANZAN © VS. VIGOUR
Somewhat allies face off here tonight in a match for the VHS Championship. Can the Mountain retain his newly won gold or will the Prince of Party win his first OSW championship?
The bell sounds as Vigour rushes forward, taking Banzan by surprise with a hard enziguri to the back of the head, dropping him down to one knee. Vigour nails a hard dropkick to the face before leaping up for a QUICK THRILL! The standing SSP hits hard as Vigour tries for a cover that barely gets a one count before he’s thrown hard across the ring from the sheer power of Banzan.
Vigour rolls to his feet right into a stiff headbutt from the kneeling Mountain before he’s gripped around the throat and spun around and dropped on the back of his head with the DUKKHA! The Saito Suplex rocks Vigour’s world as the Mountain gets to his feet, looking for the kill shot but he manages to dodge the knee before springboarding off the ropes with a hurricanrana.
POWERBOMB! Banzan caught Vigour in mid-air before backing up and trying for the knee again, MAGG…DROP TOE HOLD! Vigour springs off the ropes again, TORNADO DDT! The Mountain is down on the mat as the Prince of Party looks for the finish, scrambling up to the top rope, A SPLASH OF COLOUR! The Five Star hits flush as Vigour rolls over for the cover and the one…two…three!!! We have a new VHS Champion!
Vigour picks up the huge victory here, putting down the Mountain as he becomes the new VHS Champion tonight.
WINNER AND NEW VHS CHAMPION: VIGOUR
“SPARE THE ROD”
What a match between Banzan and Vigour!
The two men nod to one another. Banzan leaves the ringside area first, and as Vigour heads up the aisle himself, a shadow leaps out of the crowd.
IT’S SIR RENAULT!
The Last Crusader blindsides Vigour, knocking him into the aisle railing. Grabbing the Good Time Guy by the hair, Renault throws Vigour into the ring. But Renault didn’t come along. Standing on each side of the apron are the other four members of Vayikra. Sirs Bellator and Gable climb into the ring as Sir Vant looks on. Gable grabs Vigour.
STALLING SUPLEX INTO A CUTTER!
THE PUGHPLEX ROCKS VIGOUR!
Sir Renault gives Vigour a moment to try to catch his breath before deadlifting him up into the crucifix powerbomb position.
Sir Vant nods to Sir Bellator to get the final hit, but before he can do so A HOVERBOARD TAKES HIS HEAD OFF!
THE GENERATION KID AND STARBOY ARE IN THE RING, AND THIS FIGHT IS ON!
GANGBANGARANG TO SIR RENAULT!
THE KARATE KID TO SIR GABLE… NO!
Sir Vant has entered the picture. In a split second, he delivers a running superkick to the rising Starboy and somehow grabs TGK by the throat in a Tongan Death Grip at the same time. The hooded man pulls TGK in, whispering to him as he drags him into the corner.
[ Sir Vant ] “Proverbs tells us that whoever spares the rod hates their children.”
Holding That Eighties Kid in the corner, Sir Vant ensures he’s only able to watch as Sir Bellator ascends to the top rope.
DOUBLE FOOT STOMP! TERRA TREMUIT ON STARBOY!
Vigour and Starboy are absolutely destroyed here. Sir Vant releases TGK to check on his friends, as Vayikra begins to take their leave.
Wait, why didn’t they assault TGK like the other two?
What’s their plan here?
And how is TGK going to defend the Rewind Championship?
No time for answers, that match is next up!
REWIND CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH
THE GENERATION KID © VS. KAINE KNIGHTLORD
TGK still looks shaken from the attack from Vayikra, but he was left alone for some odd reason. Just in time to defend the Rewind championship against Kaine Knightlord!
The unconscious frames of Vigour and Starboy are unceremoniously rolled out of the ring as the bell tolls and Kaine Knightlord takes the opportunity to come in hot. HE NAILS A DISTRACTED TGK WITH AN ELBOW STTIKE THAT SENDS HIM REELING INTO THE CORNER! BLOODY STREAM! THE LARIAT TAKES DOWN TGK!
But the Kid falls into the ropes, blocking the opportunity for a pinfall. Knightlord grabs him but TGK COUNTERS WITH A CHOP… AND A DESPERATION KNEE STRIKE THAT DOUBLES KAINE OVER. The opening is all TGK NEEDS TO PLANT HIM WITH A DDT!
While Knightlord pulls himself to his feet using the ropes, TGK adopts the Crane Kick position. KARATE KID! NO! KNIGHLORD DUCKS UNDER THE FOOT! BLOOD DRIVER! THE BRAINBUSTER HITS! Knightlord covers for the pin… ONE! TWO! SHOULDER UP!
Knightlord pulls the Kid to his feet again and forces his head down into a DDT position. BUT TGK FLICKS THE HIPS AND DROPS KNIGHTLORD WITH A HIP TOSS! He climbs the middle rope and soars. THE BREAKFAST CLUB DOUBLE AXE HANDLE TAKES OUT KNIGHTLORD! TGK IS FEELING THE ENERGY! AN EXCELLENT ADVENTURE! IT LANDS SQUARE AND THERE’S THE PIN! ONE! TWO! THREE!
Kaine Knightlord took the advantage coming in but it was The Generation Kid that stands tall stiiillll as your Rewind Champion. What this means for the fight against Vayikra, who knows?!
WINNER AND STILL REWIND CHAMPION: THE GENERATION KID
“SPOIL THE CHILD”
TGK and Kaine Knightlord’s match has come to an end and Knightlord takes his leave from ringside. However, TGK wouldn’t be so lucky.
Vayikra stand on the apron on either side of the ring! TGK turns around, looking for a way out only to find himself trapped!
[ Sir Vant ] “He who spares the rod hates their children. But do not fret, for we shall spoil you now, child.”
VAYIKRA STORM THE RING!
THE KARATE KID! CRANE KICK SMACKS RIGHT INTO THE FACE OF SIR GABLE AND FLOORS HIM! BUT RENAULT AND BELLATOR ARE ON HIM IMMEDIATELY WITH A FLURRY OF PUNCHES AND KICKS!
TGK stumbles around the ring, dazed and confused!
SUPERKICKS TO THE JAW! BELLATOR AND RENAULT ROCKED HIM AND HE LANDS AGAINST THE ROPES NEXT TO SIR VANT!
Vant wraps a hand around TGK’s mouth, yanking him closer and sneering at him.
[ Sir Vant ] “Remember, boy. You have brought this upon yourself.”
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLD RUUUUUUUUSH! TGK GETS SPEARED OVER THE FUCKING ROPES TO THE OUTSIDE!
Renault joins him on the outside, both men grab hold of TGK’s arms! He’s being held in a crucifix! They can’t be serious, can they!?
Sir Bellator rises to the top rope! He looks down upon TGK as they approach the announce tables!
TWO MAN CRUCIFIX POWERBOMB!
BY GOD! VAYIKRA HAS JUST DESTROYED TGK AS HE GETS CRUMPLED THROUGH THE TABLE BY THE WRATH OF GOD ITSELF!
TGK lies motionless ringside, Vayikra looking down at him for a moment before lights begin to flash in the arena!
The sound of ‘Absolute Zero’ pours into the arena as pink, blue and yellow lights flash erratically across the entire building.
Zero steps out onto the entrance ramp, looking down at the carnage with a sneer!
“Ooh hoo, I’m not afraid!
I’m giving into grievances again
You’re looking at an absolute zero
I’m not the Devil, but I won’t be your hero!”
Vayikra makes their escape from ringside as Zero makes his way to the ring! He has a match coming up and Vayikra has overstayed their welcome! The Hacker takes his place in his corner, looking unenthused about what comes next.
THE MAIN EVENT
ZERO © VS. PYRE
Zero sits in his corner, watching as Pyre makes her way to the ring. The two share a look as the bell rings.
Pyre and Zero circle around one another as the match begins and neither seems to want to make the first move! Pyre slowly inches towards the Hacker, grabbing his arm and pulling him in. She whispers something to him, both members of BMF speaking back and forth before sharing a nod!
THEY LOCK UP!
Zero has the obvious power advantage and pulls Pyre into a side headlock that keeps the Fire Witch close for only a moment before she rolls through with an arm drag! Zero rolls to his feet as quickly as he went down and Pyre hits the far ropes!
LEAPING CLOTHESLINE TO ZERO! THE HACKER GETS TAKEN TO THE MAT WITH AUTHORITY!
With out skipping a beat Pyre rushes to the top of the ropes nearby and turns around to face Zero!
FIREBALL! LEAPING CANNONBALL!
RIGHT INTO ZERO’S ARMS!?
THE HACKER SMIRKS AT PYRE BEFORE ROCKING HER MOCKINGLY AND TOSSING HER TO THE MAT!
The Witch kips up to her feet and runs straight into a massive axe handle that slams her into the corner! Zero lays into Pyre’s chest with a chop!
The crowd woos with every chop before Zero whips Pyre across the ring, following as she hits the corner!
SHE RUNS UP THE CORNER AND BACK FLIPS BEHIND ZERO! THE HACKER TURNS AROUND INTO A BAPTISM BY FIRE! SUPERKICK TO THE JAW!
A dazed Zero stumbles forwards into a small package!
ZERO ROLLS AND PINS PYRE!
Pyre is quick to her feet but Zero is faster as he grabs her from behind with a massive German Suplex that shakes the ring! He goes to bridge but Pyre easily rolls out of his grasp! She gets to her feet and nails Zero with a massive roundhouse as he rises!
BAPTISM BY FIRE! ANOTHER SUPERKICK-
ZERO CATCHES IT AND SHAKES HIS HEAD NO!
FIREWALL! HE PULLS PYRE INTO A BIONIC CLOTHESLINE THAT TURNS HER INSIDE OUT! THE CHAMP ALMOST LOOKS SORRY FOR THAT ONE!
However, he doesn’t cover! He knows Pyre better than anyone and he knows a hit like that won’t keep her down! He peels Pyre to her feet!
ABSOLUTE ZERO! BIONIC CHOKESLAM-
MONKEY FLIP! PYRE USES THE MOMENTUM AGAINST THE CHAMP AND SENDS HIM FLIPPING THROUGH THE AIR!
Zero doesn’t stay down for long and he gets to his feet with authority! Pyre comes in!
KICK TO THE GUT! X-FACTOR! FIRE IN THE BELLY!
ZERO FLIPS PYRE OVER HEAD AND SHE LANDS BEHIND HIM!
BAPTISM BY FIRE! SUPERKICK!
ZERO DUCKS IT!
BIONIC CLOTHESLINE! FIREWALL!?
PYRE DUCKS THE BLOW AND LEAPS ONTO ZERO’S BACK FOR THE AWAKENING! THE DRAGON SLEEPER IS LOCKED IN!
These two know each other too well and it shows because Zero has his arms around Pyre’s neck!
HE FORCES PYRE FORWARD! BACKPACK STUNNER TO THE FIRE BITCH BY ZERO! MODIFIED PUNK CITY KILLER TAKES HER OUT!
Zero takes a moment to shake off the cobwebs before he goes for the pin!
But then “Simon Says” by Pharaohe Monch begins to play over the speakers!
SIMON IS WALKING DOWN THE RAMP TOWARDS THE RING! ZERO LOOKS FURIOUS!
The Taskmaster gets onto the apron! The referee tries to get him to leave but Simon shoves him down!
“Simon says lay down, dog. Now.”
A wicked smile is on Simon’s face! Zero doesn’t want to do it! The Taskmaster steps through the ropes and points at the ground! He isn’t giving Zero a choice!
WAIT! TGK ENTERS THE RING! THE GENERATION KID NEVER LEFT RINGSIDE AFTER HIS BEAT DOWN! HE’S HERE!
TGK rushes towards Simon!
DOC BROWN’S DELOREAN!
SIMON JUST PULLED THE CHAMP IN THE WAY OF THE SPEAR!
TGK looks mortified at what he’s done before Simon clotheslines him over the top rope! He grabs a still dazed Pyre and pulls her on top of Zero, laughing as he rouses the referee!
TGK HAS JUST COST ZERO THIS MATCH! PYRE WINS!
Simon laughs as the match comes to an end! Once again has the Taskmaster ruined The Champ’s night!
The tension has never been thicker. Zero, Pyre and Simon stand in the ring. Zero looks like a man broken, but Simon cuts the tension with a smirk. He looks at Pyre, then at Zero.
[ Simon ] “Get used to this helpless feeling little doggie. There’s plenty to watch fall before your eyes.”
Simon reaches into his suit jacket, pulling a tablet from within. With a few taps of the finger, the screen flashes into life.
While Simon smirks, Pyre and Zero watch. A live stream, shot with a handheld device shows the trio of Jet Set Radio backstage within the Slaughterhouse. Ether beckons for Wiz and Tag to move ahead as the trio round the corner of the hallway and come across a line figure. Hollywood Luke Storm.
And he’s backed into a corner in the belly of the Slaughterhouse.
[ Hollywood Luke Storm ] “Ah, the old numbers game. You fucking pricks.”
Storm swings first, catching Tag square in the jaw, but is quickly overcome by the trio. Pyre, watching the assault, charges off in the direction of the backstage area while Storm is dropped to the ground, kicked and beaten to a pulp. All captured in shaky handheld footage.
Zero looks away, eying up the entranceway of which Pyre left. Simon sees his gaze and stops him with a hand to the chest.
[ Simon ] “Take one step out of this ring and those papers disappear.”
The footage continues rolling, with the trio soon stepping away from Storm, who lies bloodied and lifeless on the concrete floor. Seconds later, the figure of Pyre bursts in, blindsiding Ether and taking her down.
Until she too is over one by JSR. Zero averts his eyes from the screen as the assault begins. Simon slaps him across the face.
[ Simon ] “You’re job is simple, dog. Watch. Keep your eyes on that screen and watch.”
Like Luke Storm before her, the three on one assault soon sees Pyre left as a bloodied carcass on the ground and the trio set to kicking the royal shit out of her. Zero’s body tenses in rage.
[ Simon ] “You fucking watch, dog.”
When Jet Set Radio finally step away and walk off nonchalantly, Luke Storm is unconscious bleeding onto the concrete floor.
So too is Pyre. Out cold, bloodied and bruised, her hand reaching out across the blood-stained floor for the one man that could have stopped this from happening.
But that one man simply stares back through the screen helplessly. For it is all he can do.