“They’re going to have roadblocks and checking stations setup across this state to stop me from getting out. I need somewhere off the grid to lay low.”
Voynich runs a hand through his hair, coming up with an idea.
“There’s a vault, hidden beneath the city – it’s abandoned. My father used it to store artefacts once upon a time. I can take you there, but it won’t be easy.”
The Butcher nods.
The Best Kept Secret leans forward, whispering some directions. The Butcher immediately takes a right, then a left, pulling up into another alley.
They pour out of the car, looking down at the ground.
Darby’s eyebrows raise.
“I’m not going in there until I know what’s going on,” he says. He doesn’t trust The Butcher and with good reason.
“I wasn’t on the police radar at all,” Butcher reveals. “I had people making sure I kept a low profile with the NYPD. At Red Snow, something changed. A file appeared on the system with my name on it. It was filed as a hot open case and assigned to Detectives – with a warrant out for my arrest.”
“What did you do?” Voynich asks.
“I’ve done plenty, but this case is completely false. The victim doesn’t exist and the evidence was fabricated. It’s all a paper trail. I have people working to prove that, but it’ll take time. If they arrest me, I may never be able to prove my innocence.”
Sorrow bends down, pulling the sewer cover up.
The sound of fists furiously slamming into a heavy bag only get harder and harder as we enter the basement of a former OSW Champion.
He’s slamming into that bag with everything he has, damn near shaking the foundations of his home.
With sweat dripping down his face, he makes his way over to a bottle of water and picks it up, taking a swig. He’s now standing in front of a large wooden board with pins stabbed into it, connected by red string.
There’s a picture of Scarlett and his mom to the left.
But everything else is a tracking system; old school.
He puts the bottle of water down and steps closer.
“You son of a fucking bitch,” he angrily yells. “How did I not see that before?”
He grabs a pen and circles an area on the map.
Suddenly, a voice comes from behind him.
“You’re looking for the dungeon?” It asks.
Luke turns around aggressively, running straight towards the man with everything he has. He slams him into the wall, sending concrete dust particles flying in each and every direction with the impact.
It’s Jessie Williams.
The youngest Williams is now held by his throat, feet damn near off the ground.
“I come in peace,” he pleads, but Storm doesn’t listen.
This isn’t the Luke Storm we knew.
He just pushes tighter, choking the boy.
“Who the fuck invited you into my house, son?” He asks with a growl. “If you have a death wish, you’ve come to the right place.”
“I know where the cells are,” he mutters through coughing.
Luke reluctantly releases him and Jessie naturally begins gasping for air.
“My dad, he’s uh, not doing so good,” Williams admits.
“That sounds like a you problem,” Storm replies, walking away.
“I’ll take you there,” he stammers. “I just need some help, man.”
Luke thinks about it for a minute.
His eyebrows furrow.
His lip curls.
“After Wrestle Heroes, come find me.”
Who’s entering tonight?
As the emphatic entrance of ‘For Whom The Bell Tolls’ hits, the arena is dropped into immediately darkness.
The song pulsates as smoke fills the arena.
Darby Sorrow steps through the rope, revealing himself on the entrance ramp before slowly making his way to the ring.
A low pulsing purple glow fills the Slaughterhouse, pulsing in time with the music of “Wolf Totem”. Dry ice fills the entrance stage, coloured purple from the lighting. The gravelly sound of Mongolian Throat singing cuts through the atmosphere and we see the hulking frame of the Indestructible Mountain as the chanting announces his arrival.
He breathes in the incense of his lifeforce, his eyes rolling to the back of his head. When he opens them once more, his eyes are trained on the ring. Slowly, he makes his descent.
The building harmonious chorus of “Brother” by needtobreathe begins as D’von Chambers ascends from the curtained area with his hands clasped in front of him and his face covered by the overhang from his hooded cloak. He carefully traipses down to the ring, briefly stopping on the apron with his back to the ring to slowly remove his cloak.
He stretches his arms out in a ‘crucifix’ position and throws his head back with the full weight of his body rested against the ring ropes. The spotlight momentarily illuminates the servant of the Most High before he enters the ring, stoically staring down the enemies of the church.
The bell sounds and night five is under way.
Darby Sorrow runs, leaping and turning with a Coffin Drop into Sandman, slamming them both to the canvas. He gets back up to see D’Von Chambers running at him. Sorrow ducks a Clothesline and sends Chambers into Judge, who scoops him up and SLAMS him down with Side Slam!
Berkshire Elision Green has renewed his former Championship rivalry with Banzan, the pair now squaring off against the ring.
Elsewhere, Pyre and Voynich trade right and left hands.
The Sandman is back to his feet and has Sorrow by the throat, TOSSING HIM OVER THE TOP ROPE!
BUT LANDS ON THE RING APRON!
PHEW. THAT WAS CLOSE.
The Champion walks over and plants a Headbutt on Darby, dropping him to the ring apron.
From behind is Voynich with a Double Axe Handle. The Best Kept Secret tries to run Sandman over the top rope, but he stops it, TURNS and dispatches Voynich right into Banzan.
The two smash into each other with some force. Green takes that opportunity to escape the punishment he was receiving and stumbles way, only to find Pyre there with a Snap Suplex.
Darby has by now recovered but remains on the apron.
HE PULLS HIMSELF UP AND ONTO IT…
COFFIN DROP TO SWEET ALICE!
HE NAILED IT!
He gets back to his feet, pulls her up and TOSSES HER OVER THE TOP ROPE!
HOLD ON A SECOND…
NO! SHE LANDS ON THE RING APRON.
The Judge charges are Sorrow but he ducks a Clothesline attempt, CLOTHESLINING HIM OVER THE TOP ROPE!
THE JUDGE LANDS BESIDE ALICE ON THE APRON!
ROLLING LEAPING CLOTHESLINE TO JUDGE!!
THE JUDGE HAS BEEN ELIMINATED!
WE’RE DOWN TO EIGHT!
D’von Chambers meanwhile has Voynich up on his shoulders!
HE NAILED IT!
Banzan is back to his feet and grabs Chambers, spinning him around into a giant Headbutt.
Chambers with a HEADBUTT!
THESE TWO BEHOMOTHS ARE TRADING FUCKING HEADBUTTS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE GOD DAMN RING!
CHAMBERS GOES DOWN!
BANZAN STUMBLES AWAY!
Alice is by now back into the ring. She catches Pyre as she gets back up and nails a Running Bulldog, putting her back on the canvas.
The Sandman has BEG up…
CHOKESLAM TO BERKSHIRE ELISON GREEN!
Voynich is dazed and groggy. He gets back to his feet and Darby Sorrow is there!
Sorrow tries to help him out, only Banzan runs through both of them with a Double Clothesline.
The Mountain is waiting for it…
The Sandman turns around…
KINSASHA TO THE OSW CHAMPION!
Banzan pulls him back to his feet and tries to pop him over the top rope, only here comes SORROW AND VOYNICH!
DOA try to eliminate them both!
SANDMAN IS OVER THE TOP!
BANZAN IS OVER THE TOP!
THEY’RE BOTH ON THE RING APRON!
DEAD OR ALIVE BACK UP AND HIT THE ROPES…
BEG WITH A CLOTHESLINE TO DARBY SORROW!
VOYNICH BARRELLS TOWARDS BANZAN…
HIP TOSS OVER THE TOP ROPE!
VOYNICH HAS BEEN ELIMINATED BY BANZAN!
The remaining half of the Tag Team Championships has been eliminated! Voynich is out!
Darby Sorrow can’t believe it.
He doesn’t get a chance to process before BEG attacks him further with right or left hands.
Banzan and Sandman meanwhile are back inside the ring and slugging it out.
Sweet Alice joins forces with Banzan, running towards him and being picked up and LAUNCHED TOWARDS SANDMAN!
ASSISTED HURICANRANNA TO THE OSW CHAMPION!
He flies across the ring!
Alice gets back to her feet and slaps hands with Banzan, only Chambers is there to CLAP The Mountain with a Double Handed Chop around the ears.
HERE COMES BEG though, DUMPING SWEET ALICE OVER THE TOP ROPE!
SWEET ALICE HAS BEEN ELIMINATED!
WAIT A FUCKING MINUTE… THE MATCH IS… OVER… ALREADY? THE MATCH IS OVER!
No-one can believe it! Sweet Alice – the Rewind Champion, has been eliminated! She hits the floor in a heap and the bell sounds, calling an end to the action.
Those eliminations happened fast.
Voynich, Sweet Alice and The Judge were all eliminated.
That leaves only The Sandman and Pyre as existing Champions in Wrestle Heroes!
We’re gaurenteed no less than FOUR new Champions by Sunday night.
Those are the six that remain!
Who joins tomorrow night in the penultimate night of Wrestle Heroes!?