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The WWE Kernowverse; Smackdown vs Raw

 

Started June 2016

Current Date; June 2017

 

RAW Roster

 

General Manager

Paul Heyman

Announce Teams

The Power Hour; Renee Young, William Regal, Jake Roberts

RAW; Joey Styles, William Regal, Mick Foley

 

Champions;

World Heavyweight Champion

Bad News Barrett

-Cashed in MitB on John Cena-

 

Intercontinental Champion

Amazing Kong

-Won a Battle Royal-

 

ECW Champion

Finn Balor

-Defeated Bully Bubba Ray-

 

European Champion

Rusev w/Jake The Snake Roberts

-Defeated Dean Ambrose-

 

Universal Women's Champion

Naomi

-Cashed in MitB on Natalya-

 

Universal Tag Team Champions

Edge & Christian

-Defeated reDRagon-

 

Women's Tag Team Champions

Paige & Bayley

-First Title Holders-

 

Money in the Bank

AJ Styles

 

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Alicia Fox

Asuka

Becky Lynch

Big E - (Long Term Injured)

Bobby Fish

Bo Dallas

Brian Freeman

Bully Ray Dudley

Charlotte Flair

Christopher Daniels

Chris Jericho

Consequences Creed

Damien Sandow

Daniel Bryan

Dean Ambrose

Goldust

Jack Gallagher

Jake "The Snake" Roberts

Jay Briscoe

Captain Lethal

Jey Fatu

Jimmy Uso (Rehab)

John Morrison (Short Term Injured)

Juice Robinson

Kane

Kofi Kingston

Konnor

Kyle O’Reilly

Mark Briscoe

Matt Hardy (Rehab)

Mickie James

Pete Dunne

Randy Orton

RVD

Rusev

Sasha Banks

Sheamus

Stixx

Tama Tonga

Tamina Snuka

The Big Show

The Miz

The Undertaker

Tonga Roa

Viktor

Zack Ryder

 

Smackdown Roster

 

General Manager

Rey Mysterio

 

Announce Teams;

Cruiserweight Central (CWC); Corey Graves, Tom Phillips

Smackdown; Michael Cole, JBL, Corey Graves

 

Champions;

 

WWE Champion

Antontio Cesaro

-Defeated Brock Lesnar-

 

United States Champion

Luke Harper

-Defeated Austin Aries-

 

NWA Champion

Shinsuke Nakamura

-Defeated Samoa Joe & Jeff Hardy-

 

Cruiserweight Champion

Ricochet

-Defeated Adrian Neville-

 

World Tag Team Champions

Black Mass; Aleister Black & Baron Corbin

-Defeated The Bullet Club; Gallows & Anderson-

 

Money in the Bank

Sami Zayn

 

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Adrian Neville (CWC)

Austin Aries

Baron Corbin

Bray Wyatt

THE Brian Kendrick (Rehab)

Brock Lesnar

Chad Gable

Cody Rhodes (CWC)

Curtis Axel

Dolph Ziggler

Erick Rowan

Fandango

Heath Slater

Jack Swagger

Jason Jordan

John Cena

Kalisto (CWC)

Karl Anderson

Kevin Owens

Kota Ibushi

Luke Gallows

Luke Harper

Marty Scurll (CWC)

Rich Swann (CWC)

Roman Reigns

Seth Rollins (CWC)

Shelton Benjamin

Sin Cara (CWC)

Titus O’Neill

Tyler Breeze (CWC)

Tyson Kidd

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Kernowverse Money in the Bank 2017

 

WWE Kernowverse presents...

MONEY IN THE BANK

Sunday June Week 4 2017

 

PRESHOW

 

The following contest is a rematch for the European Championship!

 

Joey - That's right, seems Rusev has exercised his mandatory rematch clause for tonight on the Money in the Bank Kick-Off show.

 

William - Rusev lost his title somewhat out of nowhere on Raw this past week after Paul Heyman threw the match at him last minute.

 

Joey - That's not sympathy for The Snake Agency is it Regal?

 

William - No it's bloody not!

 

Rusev Udrya! RUSEV MACHKA!!

 

Jake Roberts leads Rusev to the ring, then takes his leave.

 

William - Where's he going, the slippery shit.

 

Joey - Maybe he's taking himself out of the equation so Rusev can compete in a fair and even match?

 

William - Ha! Oh wait... you're serious? Let me laugh harder... HA!

 

Ambrose gets a massive pop from the capacity crowd, holding high his second championship since moving to Raw in the draft. Ambrose is a dark horse on the brand, always putting in stellar performances but not especially reliable. We don't see him for weeks at a time, and then suddenly he turns up and wins belts.

 

DING DING DING

 

Rusev and Ambrose dig in to a smash mouth brawl had between two men who obviously hate each other. Rusev hurls Dean into the mat over and over like he's trying to burst him, and Ambrose puts the boots and fists and knees and elbows into the challenger like he's any football fan at any away game after even the smallest amount of drink.

 

The quicker pace favours Ambrose, who despite getting bludgeoned all over the ring manages to drop kick Rusev over the top ropes and out onto the mat.

 

Taking the moment to have a breather, Ambrose is abandoned by the ref who rushes out of the ring to attend to Rusev. The Bulgarian Brute is cradling his arm and trying to shake the feeling back into it.

 

Joey - Looks like Rusev came off badly in that fall. Did you see how he landed?

 

William - I didn't get a good look, but it seems like he might have given himself jolt through his elbow.

 

Rusev is sat up against the barrier, and Ambrose makes it to his feet to see what the hell is going on.

 

PINDAR!!

 

The Snake Agency's mysterious enforcer is in the ring from... somewhere... Ambrose feels the ring move and turns around, narrowly avoiding getting lariat to the back of his head. Dean gets a few shots in to Pindar's face and starts going for the mask, which turns out to be a mistake. Pindar hulks up in rage, blasts Ambrose in the throat with a sideways chop and plants him with the DDT, then he's gone like he was never there.

 

Suddenly Rusev's arm is feeling a lot better. He shoves the ref away, rolls into the ring and pins Ambrose.

 

1... 2... 3

Rusev wins the WWE European title - 77

 

William - For God's sake! Every bloody time!

 

Joey - Once again Pindar saves it, and once again Rusev is the European Champion. Paul Heyman needs to address this guy William, he's basically changing the course of Raw from one day to the next, all on the say so of Jake Roberts!

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AND NOW... CASTROL GTX AND BLACK PANTHER PRESENT...

WWE MONEY IN THE BANK!

 

Cole - "Ladies and gentleman welcome to a show that will etch 2 men's, and one woman's name in history forever..... Tonight.... Is Money in the Bank."

 

JBL - "And Smackdowawawawawawnnnnn Is kicking things off Michael!"

 

Greg Hamilton - "Ladies and gentleman the following contest is a Money... IN THE BANK.. LADDER MATCH..."

 

Graves - "Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn. President Dolph Ziggler and Shelton Benjamin. 4 men who have stood on two different sides of the battle lines over recent times. Somehow they have to remain loyal to eachother in this match... But at the end of the day only one man can take the briefcase...

 

JBL - "YUP. You can bet your ass things are going to get heated between some of the teams in this match but do you know what team isn't going to suffer from any of that? Gallows and Anderson."

 

Cole - "That's because Luke Gallows isn't even in this match. But it's no disqualification.... And as we all guessed. He is coming into the ring with his brother Karl Anderson tonight as his insurance policy."

 

Graves - "Insurance Policy? If Kota Ibushi tried to take out an insurance policy on anything he'd go bankrupt.... The guy may be a physical and technical specimen but I'm half worried he may end up killing himself here tonight..."

 

Kota runs down the ramp. Stops outside the ring. Picks up a ladder and stands it up in the middle of the ring. The ref decides to bail it from the ring, and in the process indicates for the bell to be rung.

 

Ding ding ding. We're off! Smackdown Money in the Bank!! Who's going to win a future WWE Championship shot?!?!

 

Kota, despite bringing the ladder into the match before the bell had even been rung, rolls out of the ring immediately. Dolph, Shelton, Owens, and Zayn, take exception to Luke Gallows' presence, and briefly team up to kick the snot out of him and despatch him over the top rope... Karl Anderson quickly follows.... Both AmericA and Sami and Dolph then explode into tornado tag action in the ring while Kota rebounds Karl Anderson off a couple of the set up ladders at ringside

 

Shelton and Dolph make their mark early on in the match. Sami gets whipped by Shelton towards the set-up ladder, but the underdog from the underground manages to escape through the middle. He bumps into KO, who has been feuding with Dolph... Allowing Dolph to take out Zayn high and Shelton take out Owens Lo.

 

Graves - "Good synergy from AmericA there"

 

JBL - "Yeah and it's lasted about 4 seconds because now one of them needs to climb the damn ladder"

 

Indeed. Dolph goes to climb the ladder, but Shelton is visibly uncomfortable about allowing Dolph to just waltz up there and grab the briefcase. He stops Dolph by grabbing his leg... The crowd "ooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh" audibly as they are teased over a possible turn, but Shelton is just aiming to ask Dolph if this is how things are really going to go down...

 

Cole - "Did they not talk about this before the match?"

 

Graves - "It's one thing talking about it Cole. It's another actually being in the ring...."

 

In this time, Kota Ibushi has exploded up the other side of the ladder. He pushes an off balance Dolph Ziggler off the ladder, who lands on Shelton Benjamin. Kota is free on the set-up ladder in the middle of the ring momentarily, before Owens and Zayn are up to pull Ibushi down. Ibushi is faced with fighting off one man from the front and one man from the back for a while... But all three men are grounded when Gallows and Anderson decide to enter the ring with another ladder, and a big one at that. Holding one end each, they knock over Kota, Sami, and Owens, before knocking over the ladder in the middle of the ring and replacing it with the humongous one.

 

Graves - "That ladder near clears the damn briefcase."

 

Gallows holds it steady and Anderson begins his climb.... Up gets Dolph. But Gallows is there to swat him away... Up gets Shelton, then down goes Shelton as Gallows again defends the ladder. Karl Anderson is two steps away before Kota Ibushi has snuck up the other side. Gallows tries to reach Kota but he's gone too high. A skirmish develops utop the ladder that results in both Ibushi and Anderson falling off the massive ladder straight and into the ring... Big fall.

 

The match progresses. A ladder is set up between the middle ring ropes in one of the corners of the ring, and is then linked to the ladder set up in the middle of the ring with another ladder to create a bridge. Shelton does a madman sprint over it, onto the set up ladder, catches Karl Anderson before he wins the case, then sunset flips both of them to ladder match hell. They hit the empty corner of the ring hard. Luke Gallows has already been sent through one of the announce desks after a Sami Helluva Kick and a Kevin Owens Bullfrog Splash Combo...

 

In the ring, Kota Ibushi has grabbed Dolph Ziggler in the Phoenix Plex position off the ladder....

 

Graves - "He's not thinking about doing it onto that bridged ladder is he?"

 

CRASH. HE DOES. Kota Ibushi bends Zigglers neck on top of the ladder. That's him done surely. Kota Ibushi Looks to climb now!"

 

Cole - "How can this be? Kota Ibushi. Who came into this match alone. Is now just inches away from becoming Mr Money in the Bank!!"

 

Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens get to the ring. Owens goes up the other side of the ladder while Sami goes underneath Kota..... Owens can see that both Benjamin and Anderson are stirring again, but there is no way that he can grab the briefcase with Kota Ibushi at an equal height as him..... He looks down at Sami, and shouts "MAKE THIS COUNT SAMI"...... Sami can't see any of this going on.... But before he knows it.. Owens has grabbed Kota in a Side-effect style position, and propelled both men off the ladder and through the bridged one in the ring.

 

Cole - "WHAT? KEVIN OWENS HAS SACRIFICED HIMSELF FOR SAMI ZAYN. HE'S ALL ALONE UP THERE!"

 

Sami Zayn is bemused. Baffled. Shocked. He looks around.... He's now on top of the world....

 

He just has to un-latch the briefcase before Shelton Benjamin can get to his feet!!!

 

HE DOES!!

SAMI ZAYN HAS WON THE SMACKDOWN MONEY IN THE BANK LADDER MATCH!

 

Sami falls to the floor. He's overwhelmed with emotion. He goes straight to Owens who has come out of that fall a bit better than Kota Ibushi has. The rest of the competitors are beat up and demoralised, But Sami Zayn, arm in arm with Kevin Owens, stands tall over the wrestling world right now....

 

Graves - "What a story. Kevin Ownes was the one pleading a month ago for Sami Zayn to be his tag team partner... And hell for leather has it paid dividends for Sami. Sami Zayn owes Kevin Owens an unmeasurable debt of gratitude after that match."

 

JBL - "I'm... I'm Speechless. Why would Kevin?? What...?"

 

Graves - "It was Sami or neither of them John. Owens saw the state of play, and after seeing it committed the most selfless act the WWE has ever seen." - 79

 

Graves - "Well done Sami Zayn"

 

Tom Phillips - "Ladies and gentleman welcome back. What a story we already have and we've only had one match tonight. Coming up next we head to CWC territory here at Money in the Bank, for a match-up that may well crown the next in-line to the Cruiserweight Championship....

 

A video package plays reminding us how we got here tonight. Seth Rollins shockingly made the switch from Smackdown to CWC a month back, with his eyes set on the Cruiserweight Championship... But things have not gone as he's planned so far..... Hideo Itami has presented himself as an apprent insurmountable roadblock recently, with his new impressive aggresive style earn him a clean TKO victory over Rollins already. That being said, Itami has had his critics, with some sighting this new approach as unsporting...

 

BURN IT DOWWWWWWWWN

 

Tom - "What do you think about this one Corey. Where's your money?"

 

Graves - "Hideo's increase in intensity has already earned him the biggest victory of his WWE career to date. But here... At Money in the Bank.. The big stage... It's hard to see past former WWE Champion Seth Rollins. I'm going with the big man for the big occasion,"

 

... And, just in case you were wondering. Seth Rollins is wearing a mouth guard.

 

Hideo enters the ring with the same smouldering intensity that has been following him around recently.... He enters his corner... And we are ready to go!

Ding Ding Ding

 

Lock up. Rollins twists Hideo around and issues a well laced knee to the spine. Hideo backtracks, takes a minute, then lunges back to Rollins. Rollins ducks, hits a jumping knee to the face, drops Itami to one knee, then rebounds off the ropes and hits Itami in the side of the cranium with a Shining Wizard. Early Cover!!

 

2 count!

 

Tom - "And this had to be expected from Seth Rollins. He's in the process of transitioning his game into more of a CWC striking one. His want to out wrestle Itami got him knocked out last time, and he's come here to Money in the Bank with a different mindset.

 

Itami has been rocked early. As Seth Rollins looks to continue pressing, Itami manages to tie himself up in the ropes. As the ref breaks it all up. Itami gets in some cheap kicks. Both men exchange open hand chest slaps before Rollins slaps Itami round the chops. Itami gives one straight back, but ROllins (mouthpiece firmly in place), smiles, kicks Itami in the gut, drops him to one knee again. AVADA KADAVRA Cover!

 

2 again!

 

Hideo is in slight shock! he continues being on the backfoot, but then Rollins looks to his wrestling arsenal. Itami is vulnerably perched on the top turnbuckle, which means Rollins has one thing in mind.. Suplex-Falcoln Arrow combo. He can't help himself. Up he goes. But Itami hits a devastating knee to the side of Rollins's Jaw. Rollins drops like a sack of potatoes.... Itami looks to capitalise. He lays the proverbial Smackdown onto Rollins. Kick. Punt. Kick. The referee has to break things up. Rollins, taking a leaf out of Itami's book, goes cheap, and hits Itami in the knee by kicking between the referees legs....

 

Graves - "Itami is down. Curbstomp coming!"

 

Rollins looks to rebound off the ropes, but "The Man" has lost a second or two since taking the knee to the skull. He's not happy in his movements....

 

Tom - "Corey, Rollins may be concussed after that knee to the head. Look at his eyes. His movements...."

 

Rollins can't walk in a straight line. The kick to Itami's knee was out of desperation more than anything. He doesn't get to hit the Curbstomp... Instead Itami has recovered. Rollins his hoicked up onto Itami's shoulders..

 

GO TO SLEEP

 

1.2.

 

 

3!

 

Graves - "I'm stunned. What an absolutely meteoric win for Hideo Itami. He has now beaten Seth Rollins, clean. Twice."

 

Tom - "The turning point in the match came when Rollins ascended to the turnbuckles. While he was striking with Itami on the ground, it was under control... But that error in judgement has cost him big time."

 

Graves - "It has. And this win for Hideo means that I'm sure he's going to be watching the Cruiserweight title match on CWC next week very very closely indeed." - 70

 

Backstage we find The Women's Tag Team Champions, Bayley and Paige, preparing for tonight.

 

Bayley - Hey, look... I want you to know that even though it's supposed to be Every Woman for Herself tonight, I've got your back OK?

 

Paige - What?

 

Bayley - GLOW are gonna be out there, Dynasty are gonna be out there... Tamina is a real threat, you know how much she wants this. I'm just saying, I've got your back.

 

Paige - You've got my back have you? Well then you're as naive as you look and worse. You think if I see GLOW or whoever ready to take you out that I'm gonna swoop in and save you? Because I'm not. You're competition! Get it? I'm the first Women's Money in the Bank winner tonight, and then I'm getting the Universal Women's Title back, and I don't need you looking out for me and I sure as hell am not going to be looking out for you. Jake's right... I don't NEED anyone.

 

Paige swans off, leaving a hurt and confused Bayley in the locker room. - 83

 

Joey - Hell of a match for Smackdown's Cruiserweight division William.

 

William - It bloody was wasn't it? Tune in every week to CWC for even more of that. Really excellent stuff.

 

The following contest is scheduled for ONE FALL and is for the Universal Tag Team Championship!

 

WEEEE-EEEELLLL

 

S-O-S

 

Big Day burst into the arena to a big old pop from the crowd. This team have been through hell to get here tonight, being screwed out of their Wrestlemania title shot by the debuting Guerrillas of Destiny, Big Show put on the shelf for weeks after that. They won a Tag Team Gauntlet match to earn this shot here tonight and the crowd could not be happier for them.

 

And your Universal Tag Team Champions... EDGE AND CHRISTIAN!

 

Massive blow the roof off pop for Edge and Christian in Hawaii tonight!

 

The champs gets in the ring and cut a promo.

 

Edge - Ladies and Gentlemen of Hawaii, myself and Christian are here to offer a balm.

 

Christian - A Balm?

 

Edge - Yeah that's right, a balm. A salve. A tonic. For the soul!

 

Christian - Oh well, that I can get behind. Yeah we're a tonic. We're the medicine for what ails you Hawaii. We're the Universal Tag Team Champions!

 

Edge - We sure are bird man, and these two guys right here... Big Show and Kofi Kingston... well THEY want to be the Universal Tag Team Champions. And it's taken them a lot of hard work and a lot of fights and a lot of time in hospital emergency rooms to get to this point.

 

Christian - We were supposed to have this match at Wrestlemania, until Guerrillas in the Mist emerged fresh off the boat from Japan and but the kibosh on the whole thing.

 

Edge - Kibosh! Good word man! So since it was kiboshed once, I feel like this match, this night, needs something special! So I'd like to invite our challengers; Big Day...

 

Christian - Which, I'm sorry to bring this up on a live broadcast, but Big Day sounds like you guys are going to get married. You know?

 

Edge - Anyway... Big Show, Kofi, in the ring please if you will.

 

Show and Kofi confer with one another, and Big Show gets into the ring first, squaring up while Kofi jumps in after and keeps on a spring. Just in case.

 

Edge - Great. Kofi, if you could stand there... and Show, just... ok yeah just stand where you want.

 

Christian - Ready?

 

Edge - And now... for the benefit of those with FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY...

 

Christian - A Universal Tag Team Championship Match Five Second Pose!

 

The flashes go mental. Edge and Christian pose, Kofi rocks an action type shot on one foot, and Big Show just sort of stands there with his arms folded.

 

Edge - Ok, that's enough! Shall we?

 

DING DING DING

 

Edge gets into his corner, Christian gets ready to go, but Show and Kofi are still trying to decide who will start the match. First it's Kofi, but then they change their mind and it's Big Show. Christian waves off, pointing at Kofi... so they switch back. Christian is happy. He turns and high-fives Edge, but in that time Big Show has got back in the ring. Christian tells them to switch back, but it's not happening.

 

Joey - Big Show and Christian are going to start this match, and Christian doesn't seem too psyched up about it.

 

Joey - Big Show and Kofi have really come into their own as a tag team this past year. Despite numerous setbacks, their synergy is really on point.

 

William - They're the classic Big Man / Fast Man tag team, and that goes a long way when your Big Man is the Biggest Man and your fast man is the Fastest Man.

 

Big Show runs the match from the get go, manhandling Christian all over the ring until eventually he shoved the former WHW Champion towards his corner, and he tags in Edge. The Rated R Superstar is less than enthusiastic about getting into the ring with Show, but Christian rolls out so he has no choice. Edge tries for the early spear, but running into Show is like running to a bollard. Big Show moves a little, but Edge bounces off and crumples. Show stands on Edges back and steps over him.

 

Edge and Christian make numerous tags back and forth, trying to wear down The Big Show. They take out his legs, they attack his midsection, they utilise double teams and tag moves to keep him on his guard and off his game.

 

Joey - Man, you talk about Big Day as a cohesive unit, but Edge and Christian have been a tag team for 20 odd years and best friends their entire lives, and that's coming in to play here against Big Show.

 

Christian chop-blocks Show and tags in Edge, who tries for that Spear, and this time he lands it. Show hits the mat for the first time in this match and Edge makes the cover.

 

1... 2...

 

Big Show gets his shoulder up, and his arm up, and his hand up. Up high enough for Kofi Kingston to make the hot tag. Kofi comes out of his corner like a bullet, rocking Edge with a flying lariat and taking Christian off the apron with a flying kick. Standing moonsault to Edge and a pin.

 

1... 2...

 

Edge kicks out, but Kofi is rolling! Shotgun dropkick, BOOM DROP! Roll up.

 

1... 2...

 

Edge kicks out again and rolls to his corner, quickly being tagged out by Christian.

 

The Tag Champ cuts of Kofi with a boot to the guts, shoving all the air out of his lungs. Christian wraps him up for the Killswitch, but Kofi flips his legs up around Christian's head and hits a reverse-rana for the escape. Edge and Christian work to isolate Kofi now, keeping him in their corner and trading off tags. Kofi is in real trouble as Edge mounts the ropes and lays the punches down on him. 1... 2... 3... 4... 5... 6... 7... 8... 9...

 

Edge winds up for the final shot, looking out to the crowd and offering another Five Second Pose. It's Five Seconds too long, and Kofi shoves Edge off the ropes to the mat. He jumps up to the top turnbuckle, looking for something high risk, but Christian pushes Kofi off the turnbuckle. Edge rolls out of the way, Kofi lands on his feet right in his own corner.

 

Joey - The Great Escape!

 

William - Kofi just got Christian to help me into his own corner!

 

Against Edge and Christian's protests, Kofi tags in the Big Show and BAM! WMD! The Knock Out Punch to Edge! Show covers and the crowd chant along.

 

1!

 

2!

 

3!

 

But the ref isn't counting with them. Big Show complains but the ref makes it clear; Edge is NOT the legal man!

 

Joey - What the hell? Did Christian tag in?

 

William - The ref says he did. Hang on, I've got a replay.

 

We see that when Edge was begging Kofi not to tag in Show, Christian clapped him on the back and the ref acknowledged it as a tag.

 

Big Show is livid. Christian is about to take advantage and attack Show, but Kofi charges him to make the save. Christian feints out of the way, Kofi hits his tag partner in the back with Trouble in Paradise and Christian winds Big Show up for the Killswitch!

 

1... 2... 3!

 

Edge and Christian Retain! - 81

 

After the match, Kofi and Christian help up the Big Show. Edge gets to his feet. The four men face one another, and eventually all shake hands.

 

Joey - That was a hell of a match. Absolutely worth the wait. Edge and Christian retain here, but Big Day have definitely earned their spot.

 

Bully Ray and GoD rush the ring, the element of surprise getting the better of E&C and Big Day. Kofi is hit with tag title, Edge eats a Bubba Bomb, Christian falls to the Guerrilla Warfare and most shockingly Big Show is whipped off the ropes, lifted by the combined power of The Brothers Tonga and brought crashing down by Bully Ray with the Go3D!

 

Bully Ray and Guerrillas of Destiny just dismantled the champions AND the challengers! They snatch up the Universal Tag Title belts and hold them up between the three of them. - 81

 

Joey - Ladies and Gentlemen you're sticking with us for the time being, and the ECW Championship match!

 

The challenger, the ring general, Christopher Daniels! Daniels marches to the ring, one hand behind his back, his eyes on the ring. He's a serious man in a serious house tonight, because Finn Balor's ECW Championship is not the same as Bully Ray's, or as Edge's, or as far as as Raven's. Finn wants to make his title the Pure Championship, and he's got the Japanese experience behind him to pull that off.

 

And the champion... he is the reigning and defending ECW Champion... FINN.... BALORRRRRRRRRRR!!!

 

Joey - We're not dealing with the Demon here tonight folks. This is original Finn. The Finn of Strong Style.

 

William - Daniels isn't exactly soft in the ring Joey. I can see the paintbrushes and potatoes from here.

 

DING DING DING

 

Daniels steps forward and offers his hand, which Balor taps with a Too Sweet.

 

They lock up and give us some real snug technical wrestling. Switching holds, circling each other around the ring, locking in limbs and torquing the hell out of them. Balor gets Daniels down a strong headlock, pulling at his neck to keep him off balance, but Daniels pulls himself out of the hold and grabs Balor for a Fujiawara Armbar. The champion flips out of the lock, drops Daniels with a hip toss and goes right back in for the head lock.

 

William - This is a style we've long since missed here in WWE, and it's a bloody shame. THIS is wrestling, as I know it and as I practised it in my career.

 

Daniels pulls Balor down and steps on his left hand, pinning it to the mat, then pulls his right arm up and behind Balor's back. He wrenches it back once, twice, thrice then on the fourth Finn's arm goes right back to meet the other one behind his back and Daniels stands on them both.

 

William - All of Balor's weight is on his twisted elbows and shoulders now. This is going to be very damaging if he can't get out of it.

 

Joey - Daniels is the Ring General, and I'd say he's demonstrating exactly why that is right now.

 

Finn tries to kick for the ropes, for every movement pulls on his joints and causes him more pain and more damage. He is however slipping from under Daniel's boot.

 

Daniels grabs both arms, releases Finn's hands and stands him up. Arms still pulled behind his back. Finn tries to get them forward again, but Daniels has the advantage and twists them more at the wrists to cut off the escape.

 

Finn is eventually able to turn his body around and release the pressure, now finding himself behind Daniels he drops the challenger with a Zig Zag neck breaker, rolls over Daniels, double legs his head and pulls back on his arms for a flat Octopus Stretch variation.

 

William - Balor has all his weight on Daniel's back preventing him from standing or even moving, and locking the head and arm further restricts his range of movement.

 

Daniels reaches up with his leg and kicks Finn in the head a few times, but Balor doesn't release. He gets his legs around Balor's neck and pull his head back. Balor has tjhe choice of keeping his hold on Daniels or possibly being choked out himself. The ref keeps asking either man if they want to quit and both are strongly NO.

 

Balor looks to be fading, his hold on Daniels becoming more slack but his dead weight on Daniel's back still keeping the challenger down. Balor comes to long enough to land a few charlie horse punches to Daniels' thigh, seizing up the muscle. Daniel's cramps and has to release Balor's head. Finn splits Daniels' fingers and pulls them apart while wrenching his arm up and keeping pressure on his neck with the legs.

 

Daniels fights it as long as he can, but is ultimately forced to tap out.

 

Here is your winner, and STILL the ECW Champion... FINN... BALOOOOOOOORRR!!!

 

William - There you begin to see what Balor is talking about when he mentions his plans for this title. - 81

 

Cole - "Without over stating the importance of this next match, what we're about to witness is what has quickly become one of the most personal rivalries in WWE history. Next up is Bray Wyatt and Erick Rowan, vs John Cena and Roman Reigns. Last..... Man ... Standing...

 

A video plays to show why this is one of the most personal rivalries in WWE history. Under Vince Mcmahon, John Cena and Roman Reigns were recruited to become 'Vince's Prodigal Sons' (VPS). They are the money men. The merch movers, and in Vince's eyes, the big players. This all happened while Bray Wyatt was WWE Champion, and, in a egocentric abuse of power, Vince sent VPS to deliver a statement.... During the WWE Championship fatal 4 way at WWE Cyber Sunday 2. Bray Wyatt ended up losing that match, and he pins the blame on VPS.... How did Bray retaliate? Well.. He damn near killed Vince McMahon. He and Rowan bloodied him up for all the world to see, while Roman and John were helplessly forced to watch on due to Bray's followers preventing access to the ring. Then lightning struck the ring and Vince hasn't been heard of since. Bray is a god so he's still alive, and the past month has been built up to this...

 

In comes Bray Wyatt, flanked by Erick Rowan...

 

JBL - "Still not used to seeing him without the WWE Championship"

 

Cole - "Yeah, and we all know Bray isn't used to being without it yet. That's the problem."

 

Graves - "Guys, I'm honestly worried about what we're about to see...."

 

Reigns and Cena make their entrance. They come out together, and, once out.. Stop on the ramp to look at eachother.. Nod... Then come cascading into the ring. The ref rings the bell. And we're off!

 

It's not pretty, and it's exactly what you expect. Roman Reigns and John Cena spend the opening portion of the match attempting to bludgeon Bray and Erick into non-existence....

 

Cole - "The worry could be guys that VPS put too much attention on beating up Bray Wyatt. He is the one who calls the shots, he's the one that orchestrated what happened to Vince McMahon... If they let emotion get in the way of the task in hand... Rowan may well make them pay."

 

There doesn't seem to be much threat of that though. Despite emotions running extremely high... Roman and John have managed to split Bray and Rowan. As Romans intensity quashes Bray Wyatts cunning on the ramp, Erick Rowan is becoming increasingly agitated about the distance that VPS have created between master and disciple. In an attempt to get to Bray, Rowan makes a break past Cena. Cena calls to Roman to give him a heads up. Bray's currently down, meaning Roman has time to turn and SPEAR. Massive Spear on the ramp to Rowan!

 

Bray looks up and.... Yup.. He laughs...

 

JBL - "Does Bray know how much trouble he's in?"

 

Graves - "I don't know if Bray even cares. He insane. He got what he wanted by putting Vince McMahon out of action.... I guess everything else is now just a twisted game to him."

 

Cena and Reigns now have time to focus solely on Bray. And they make him pay. Bray gets flashes of offence in but he spends most of the time getting beat up.... But he's still fairly happy about it. Rowan finally gets to his feet. He's grabbed a chair from somewhere and despite cracking Roman over the back, Cena has the time of day to get him up on his shoulders and plant him with the AA. Roman recovers.. And now John and Roman look to finish this... Somehow....

 

Fortunately its's MITB, there are a shit load of ladders lining up by the Tron, and the fight has slowly made it's way up this potential disaster zone. With Bray and Rowan slowly getting to their knees... Roman and John decide to hit a man each with a finisher..... Then stack Bray on top of Rowan....

 

Cole - "Guys... Bray Wyatt is still laughing..."

 

VPS have thought this through, and as if this wrestling lark was somehow staged... Both men push the set up ladders so they all coming crashing down on top of The Wyatt's.

 

Count to 10 guys. This ones over

 

VPS have beaten Bray Wyatt and Erick Rowan in a Tag Team Last Man Standing Match.

 

Cole -"Have VPS exorcised their demons tonight guys?"

 

JBL - "Well.. I guess...? It was an impressive victory for sure. But Vince McMahon is still a charred fragment of what he was. This victory doesn't change that."

 

Graves - "And ...Wait... Guys look at the screen... The cameras are focussed on Wyatt's face....."

 

And true enough they are. You can't see much... But through all that warped metal, Bray Wyatt's face can just about be seen softly cackling....." - 82

 

Joey - Ladies and Gentlemen this is what it's all about. Tonight, for the first time ever, a Women's Division Money in the Bank Ladder match! Over the past year our former Divas Division has gone through a radical change, with Amazing Kong winning the Universal Women's Championship and holding it undefeated for months. Paige and Bayley became the historic first WWE Women's Tag Team Champions, and next we are making history again.

 

William - The Women's Division on Raw is a jewel in our crown and I know general manager Paul Heyman is extremely proud of it, and so am I. A lot of the competitors tonight came up through NXT when I was GM, and I can't help but feel that this is where it's all been heading.

 

Naomi and her GLOW teammates Sasha Banks and Alicia Fox dance on down to the ring looking pretty pleased with themselves. They grab a ladder, set it up in the middle of the ring and Naomi gets on top while Sasha and Alicia pose on either side.

 

Joey - That's how they see this going. If Naomi wins here tonight, they all win. GLOW is a definite threat to everyone.

 

The ref makes Sasha and Alicia get out of the ring, and he takes down the ladders and gets rid of that as well.

 

Asuka and Charlotte; The Dynasty, enter the arena together. At the top of the ramp they bump forearms and the music changes to just Asuka's. She makes her way to the ring past all the assembled ladders, ignoring the cat calls and bullshit that GLOW are shouting at her, and gets in the ring. Charlotte's music cuts in and The Queen comes to the ring herself.

 

Joey - It's interesting to see these two very different shows of solidarity Regal.

 

William - GLOW are a unit Joey, but only one of them is in the match. Asuka and Charlotte are tag team partners but tonight they're just opponents. I think they intend to honour that.

 

William - Here she comes. Tamina Snuka is my pick Joey. If it weren't for GLOW at Cyber Sunday I honestly feel that Tamina would be Universal Women's Champion right now.

 

Joey - You might be right. She's definitely the most powerful woman in this match. If she starts climbing that ladder it's going to be difficult to make her stop.

 

William - Tamina is one of the most experienced women in this match. Only Asuka has been in the business longer.

 

Joey - This is telling gentlemen. GLOW entered the match together, Dynasty entered the match together, but the Women's Tag Team Champions...

 

Bayley makes her way down, but waits at the bottom of the ramp before getting in the ring.

 

William - I've got so used to seeing Paige and Bayley come out together I was almost able to forget she's in The Snake Agency.

 

Joey - Wishful thinking William. Jake's got his teeth in her, and he does not like to let go.

 

Paige comes down the ramp, straight past the waiting Bayley, and into the ring. Bayley shakes her head and slides in herself.

 

NATALYA

 

Joey - The Universal Women's Champion is here! Natalya!

 

William - I've invited her down lads if you don't mind. Natalya isn't part of this match, but I think after paving the way in this company for ten odd years she's earned a front row seat.

 

Joey - No argument from me.

 

Natalya circles the ring, looking up at the case and the competitors. She's given a chair off by the time keepers area so she can get a good look the show.

 

All six women circle around, looking up at the suspended white briefcase that is the prize for tonight.

 

DING DING DING

Here we go!

 

Tamina takes Naomi out as Asuka and Charlotte get into it with Paige and Bayley. The ring clears and Tamina is set upon by Sasha and Alicia. Naomi escapes the scrum and slides a ladder in, setting it up and climbing. She's going for it!

 

Asuka cuts lose from fighting the tag team champions and grabs one of Naomi's legs. Paige grabs the other, and they whip her off the ladder. Naomi pancakes hard onto the mat and the ladder tips over and folds up in the corner. Tamina throws Alicia Fox over the barrier and Sasha goes over after her, the women of GLOW landing in a heap in the crowd. Snuka gets back in the ring with her own ladder and hits Paige in the chest with it. She takes out Bayley and Asuka the same way and throws the ladder down.

 

Tamina powerslams Naomi onto ladder. Powerbombs Paige onto the ladder. Drops the other ladder on them both and scoops up Charlotte, but The Queen rolls back and flips Tamina over onto the ladder sandwich, crushing Paige and Naomi in the process. Bayley is down, Paige is down, Naomi and Tamina are down! Charlotte Flair climbs the ladder and has her hands on the briefcase.

 

It's Asuka! The Empress of Tomorrow is up the ladder like a shot and face to face with Charlotte, but only for a second, because in the next second they're both on the mat. Charlotte is bulldogged off the ladder and lads on her face, rolling out of the ring. She's taken out before she can make the climb back up by a Ram-Paige! She didn't get all of it, but she get enough! Paige goes for Naomi but her team mates drag her out of the ring.

 

Paige turns to climb the ladder, but Bayley is already half way up. She leaps to meet her and once again it's tag partners at the top of the ladder. Bayley looks like she's trying to talk to Paige about something, maybe suggesting they both take down the briefcase and be co-winner. Paige looks like she's considering it, but when Bayley reaches up the case Paige punches her in the guts. Bayley looks confused, but Paige punches again, forcing Bayley to defend herself. The tag team champions are breaking down here when Charlotte comes up the ladder behind Paige, Asuka behind Bayley. The four women fight it out up the ladder and are joined by Naomi, Sasha and Alicia who jumped onto the ladder from the corners.

 

Joey - We have SEVEN women on that ladder right now!

 

William - They're hanging off it like the last train to Mumbai!

 

Each woman struggles to fight and climb over the others to reach the top. Naomi comes closest, her fingers touch the case but the melee knocks it away and the money in the bank contract swings back and forth above the ladder.

 

Tamina gets in the ring, doesn't even consider climbing the ladder, but squats down and grabs the bottom rung. With everything she's got Tamina is lifting the ladder! Ladder seven women! She tips the whole thing over and the competitors comes raining out of the ring. Charlotte and Naomi try to jump free but it costs them dearly as they both smash through announce tables. Joey and William scatter just in time, as do Carlos Cabrera and Hugo Savinovich on the Spanish Announce team. Paige lands awkwardly on the top rope, spins around and hits the apron before sliding to the ground. GLOW bail out just in time, but not with enough time to get out of the way of a crashing Bayley who flattens them both.

 

Joey - I don't know if anyone can even hear me anymore, but Tamina Snuka just took out every single woman in this match!

 

Except for Asuka!

 

Asuka and Tamina stare each other down before Tamina takes a swipe, but gets a hard kick to the leg. Another. Another. Another. Asuka is going to chop down Tamina like fern tree on Christmas Eve. She takes a run up and Tamina grabs her leg and drops Asuka with an Electric Chair. Snuka turns the closet ladder upside down and opens it out into a V, scoops up Asuka and slams her into the middle. The ladder scissors shut on Asuka but stays upright with her crucified in the middle. Charlotte gets in to defend her partner, a bit late mind you, and hits the Paydirt on Tamina. There's no time to celebrate because Charlotte eats a Bayley to Belly suplex through ladder against the ropes.

 

Bayley starts looking around for a ladder but gets caught with RAM-PAIGE!! Paige just took out her tag team partner!

 

Paige looks down at Bayley, not sure what she just did or why she just did it. She has her head in her hands. It .... it looks like she's apologising!

 

It's a distraction took far because Naomi comes off the top rope with a springboard crossbody. Alicia is up join one corner, Sasha is up in the other. Naomi holds the V ladder steady and GLOW comes flying into the middle hit tandem elbows on Asuka, through Asuka, right through the centre of the ladder snapping it clean it half.

 

GLOW are hurt, but their leader Naomi is up and around. She's directing traffic, balancing half the ladder on the other half like a seesaw. They deposit Bayley over one end and position themselves around the other.

 

William - Oh christ... I've seen this done before, and the mess it made of Joey Mercury's face is a haunting image!

 

Naomi leans back on the turnbuckle, Alicia climbs up and stands on her shoulders, Sasha scales the whole thing and stands now around 11 feet up. Bayley is about to get smashed up to space! Don't Do It! Sasha don't do it!

 

Banks comes off Alicia's shoulders straight down with a Coup de Grace on the end of the ladder, but Paige dives across the ring and pushes Bayley out of the way just in time to eat the full force of the ladder in her sternum. The crack is audible across the arena and even the referees wince. Paige rolls out of the ring.

 

Bayley can hardly believe it. She goes into a sort of mental berserker mode, picking up half of the ladder and swinging it like a maniac at her anyone who gets near her. GLOW scatter like the chicken shit cowards they are, and Tamina and Charlotte try to take on this new Beast Bayley. Tamina gets the edge in her shoulder, but Charlotte dropkicks Bayley's legs and she guillotines herself in the rungs of the ladder. Flair starts looking for a new full formed ladder, but all the ones around her are smashed or severed.

 

The only three useable ladders are outside with GLOW, who have set two up with one as a bridge in the middle. Naomi stands on the bridge looking up at the case. It looks like she's gonna try to jump for it! Tamina pulls Charlotte through the ropes, gets her up for the Vertical Suplex and takes them both off the apron and through the bridge ladder. Naomi takes a leap of faith and sails over them as they eat shit through the ladder, landing in the ring. She's as shocked as we are.

 

The two ladders outside fall into wreckage, and neither Sasha nor Alicia can extract one from the tangle. Naomi calls for them to get into the ring, and once again she's directing traffic. They pick up the severed half ladder and Alicia holds it up. Sasha gets onto her shoulders and they form a new arch. GLOW on half, ladder on half!

 

Naomi races to the top, her team mates providing leverage, and she grabs the case and unhooks it.

 

Naomi pulls down the case and jumps off the half ladder. Alicia and Sasha chuck it aside and the three of them come together in the centre of the ring, all of them holding up the case. - 64

 

Joey - I can't believe it. Have you ever seen anything like this before?!

 

William - No Joey, and as you know I've seen some stuff!

 

As GLOW celebrate in the ring and EMTs are finally allowed at ringside to check on the other women, Natalya gets up off her chair and gets in the ring.

 

Joey - Oh... here we go.

 

GLOW stop dancing around and present a united front against Natalya. She looks Naomi in the eye, and offers her hand.

 

William - Class all the way boys. Natalya once again showing respect to some truly fierce workers. No matter how they played their advantage, GLOW have walked away with that briefcase and if you're Natalya you have to know what that means for every woman on the roster. This is a huge moment.

 

Sasha and Alicia square up, but Naomi gestures them back. She holds her briefcase up in victory, then with the other hand she shakes Natalya's.

 

Then she twats the Champ over the head with the case. Natalya reels, Alicia super kicks her in the face and Sasha runs round to hit the Back Stabber. Naomi starts screaming at the nearest referee. She gives him the case, the bell rings, and Naomi covers Natalya.

 

1... 2... KICK OUT!

 

Joey - OH MY GOD! This is the cash in! Natalya just ate a finisher sandwich with a side of briefcase and she kicked out!

 

Naomi is livid, but now the match is official Sasha and Alicia have been forced to clear the ring. The briefcase is removed. The title belt is removed. She's on her own. She stomps Natalya over and over, then climbs to the top turnbuckle, but the champion is on her feet! Natalya is up and she looks furious!

 

Naomi panics and flies off the turnbuckle with a missile dropkick, and Natalya falls back and cracks her head on a remaining piece of ladder. Naomi scrambles over and makes the cover.

 

1... 2... 3!!

 

Naomi wins! - 66

 

Naomi is the new Women's Champion!

 

Sasha grabs the belt, Alicia grabs Naomi and they all bone out sharpish before any of the other women come round and realise what just happened. We have a new Universal Women's Champion, or three!

 

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Graves - "Coming up next.... The NWA World Heavyweight Championship match...."

 

A video plays reminding all the youths (me included) about the prestige and lineage of the NWA World Heavyweight Championship. These days it's being defended in the WWE, but it's rules still state that anyone can challenge for it. At WrestleMania in fact, 10 of the best from around the World fought for it in a Rumble style battle royal. John Morrison capped his year off in fantastic fashion by winning the belt on that night, but that victory was short lived. Samoa Joe was drafted in to bring the belt back to Smackdown, and he has upped his game drastically since that victory. He and Jeff Hardy had a fantastic match at WWE Payback for the Championship, but it was stopped before it could culminate by one Shinsuke Nakamura. Jeff and Shinsuke have both exchanged victories over eachother over the past 6 weeks, and with Joe insistent on inserting his ore in where it's not needed, tonight will see the belt up for grabs in a triple threat match....

 

Graves - "Cole you've called a lot of matches. When was the last time you called a match involving three characters who were this different, both in personality and in ring style?"

 

Cole - "Damn Corey. I'm struggling. I'm not sure I can to fit both of those criteria..."

 

Cole - "Guys. Over the past few weeks Jeff and Shinsuke have both eluded to planning something for the NWA Championship. We're all in the dark about what it could be... What are we thinking?"

 

JBL - "I'm thinking it's pointless gossiping Michael. As we stand. Samoa Joe is the champion, and my moneys on him still be champion come the end of this match."

 

Ding ding ding.

Now, It's evident fairly early on that Jeff and Shinsuke have not forgotten about Samoa Joe's attack on each of them just a few days ago on SmackDown. Both victims of those assaults decide to pick that bone early, and concentrate on nullifying Joe. Joe takes a mix of Shin's and Jeff's offence, before having to retreat outside the ring. That gives way for Jeff and Shinsuke to have the ring....

 

Cole - " After Joe's simultaneous attacks on Smackdown this week, Joe was forced to face none other than the new US Champion Luke Harper... And boy.. Did Harper put Joe in his place or what guys?..."

 

JBL - "That was an unfair match-up Michael, just like this one is turning out to be... Joe is currently finding himself in a handicap match. This is meant to be a triple threat!"

 

Jeff and Shinsuke don't give a shit about semantics. Both of these experienced competitors wrestle back and forth. Jeff constantly trying to speed things up and Shinsuke trying to change the flow of things back to striking situations. Shinsuke dodges a Whisper in the Wind attempt from Jeff, and hits him straight away with a knee to the back of the head. 2 count! Joe re-enters proceedings, gets rid of Swagsuke, and puts the pressure on Jeff. Submission hold applied, but Jeff manages to wriggle free. His speed manages to open a gap, a gap he uses to send Joe to the outside. A suicide dive from Jeff crashes him on top of Both Joe and Shinsuke. And the referee starts to count...

 

The match does not end there, and all three men are back in the ring before the ten count…. Now the pace increases. Shinsuke’s in the middle of the ring sending kicks everywhere. Joe and Jeff are felled to their knees, and take in turns being pelted on the chest. Joe eventually manages to duck one kick, then looks to send Shinsuke to sleep with the Coquina Clutch. He nearly applies it, but Jeff sends both men down with a double DDT. He then runs to the corner, goes for whisper in the wind, but opens his body on landing to land on both men.

 

Graves – “Err… Corkscrew.. Moonsault?”

 

Whatever it was. Jeff is feeling it. He’s setting up for the twist of fate on the first man that gets up. That man is Shinsuke Nakamura. Shin’s head is wrenched under Jeff#s arm but Joe is up and pushes Hardy t the critical moment. That send Shinsuke flying out of the ring and Jeff down to the matt….

 

COQUINA CLUTCH!

 

 

The clutch is in! And Jeff is fading. Jeff does not have the strength to get out of it, but he does have the resilience to not tap. With Shinsuke being out of the ring this is the perfect time for Joe to win. He has to make this count, and he knows it. Rather than continue with the submission, he hoists Jeff on his shoulders.

 

MUSCLE BUSTER!! IT’S OVER!

 

1!

 

 

 

2!

 

 

 

But SHINSUKE HAS MADE IT TO THE RING.

 

Graves–“KINSSSSSHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAASSSSSSSSSSSSAAAAAAAAAAAA”

 

Shinsuke has nailed Joe in the head as he had the cover on Hardy with the Kinshasa. Shinsuke falls on top of both men.

 

1…

 

 

 

2…

 

 

 

3!

 

SHINSUKE NAKAMURA IS THE NEW NWA WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION - 76

 

Cole - "A massive victory here for Shinsuke Nakamura. A Kernowverse defining one for the Japanese superstar... Who knows where this is going to take the NWA Championship now...."

 

 

Graves - "Me either... But boy am I excited to find out,"

 

Joey - Well ladies and gentlemen, we are back with you live on Raw tomorrow night, and before that William Regal and Renee Young bring you The Power Hour, but as far as tonight goes... well this next match is going to be difficult for us to watch.

 

William - I've made no secret that I think this is a mistake, and off air and during the Smackdown matches I've been in Mick's ear trying to convince him of that fact, but he won't have it.

 

Joey - This came about as a result of Goldust's actions over the past few weeks. Let's take a look.

 

We see a video recapping the bizarre change in Goldust, starting from his Hell in a Cell match with Kane at Bad Blood last year, through his quest for the ECW Title and his hellacious match with Edge at Wrestlemania, his vacating of the ECW Title that same night and his return and focus on Mick Foley as his apparent salvation. Right up to a few weeks ago when Goldust appeared outside the home of Mick Foley. That was the final straw for Mick and during the IC Title Rumble he entered as a competitor and took out Goldust, fighting back through the crowd. And now here we are tonight, some might say the inevitable has come to pass and Mick Foley will re-enter the ring in a No Disqualification Match against the Awoken Goldust. - 85

 

The Bizarre One, Goldust, has been something of an unpredictable figure for the past year. He entered the ECW Title match at Mania with weapons taped to his body, and during the Rumble he handcuffed himself to Edge and wound up eliminating them both as he made a hasty retreat away from Kane. Tonight he looks fairly calm by comparison.

 

In the ring, Mick and Goldust stand almost nose to nose. Mick is saying something. Maybe he's trying it talk Goldust out of this. Maybe he's having second thoughts. Goldust slaps him full in the face. Mick nods at him. Goldust slaps him again. Mick shouts at him to do it again! Goldust does it again, and Mick levels him with a forearm to the face.

 

Every step of the way Goldust has to goad and force and rile Foley into attacking him. Each time Mick gets the advantage, he backs off. He's obviously pissed off, and he wants to kick the hell out of Goldust, but he's holding himself back. Mick hits a swinging neck breaker and goes for a quick cover, trying to call it a day.

 

1... Kick out

 

Goldust kicks out with ease and he beginning to lose his patience. He rolls out of the ring and grabs a chair, sliding back in. Mick puts his hands up to protect himself, but Goldust throws the chair in front of his feet. PICK IT UP! PICK IT UP!

 

Mick refuses. He won't do it. He steps over the chair to lock up for Goldust shoves him back hard. PICK IT UP!

 

Foley shakes his head, so Goldust grabs him by the hair and punches Mick in the face. Every time Mick refuses to touch the chair, Goldust punishes him for it. He rips the buckle pad away and drags Mick over to the exposed turnbuckle. PICK UP THE CHAIR MICK! Mick refuses, and Goldust bounces his head off the metal ring. PICK IT UP! NO! WHAM!

 

PICK

 

WHAM

 

IT

 

WHAM

 

UP!

 

WHAM!

 

Foley is busted open. The blood runs thick down his face and wipes it off, staring at his hand. It's a been a while. You can see him start to snarl, start to lose himself, and Goldust throws the chair at him. Mick catches it.

 

He looks at the chair, looks at Goldust, and snaps out of it. He refuses again. Goldust loses it. He pulls the chair out of Mick's hands and throws it down. He reaches into his suit and pulls something out. What is that? Looks like a piece of paper. Is that a photograph?

 

Jesus that's a picture of Mick's daughter, Noelle! Goldust starts waving the photo in Mick's face, trying to get a reaction. He kicks the chair back over to him. Mick doesn't touch it. Goldust kicks Mick in the chest and knocks him down, kneels on him and puts the photo sideways in Mick's mouth and slices it out again.

 

Joey - He's paper cutting him!

 

Goldust slices at Mick's eyelids with the edge of the photo as the crowd chant YOU SICK F**K! YOU SICK F**K!

 

William - Jesus Christ, this is horrendous!

 

Goldust slices the photo upwards on Mick's face, but now the edge is soaked in blood and is too wet to cut. He climbs off Mick gets on his knees, hands behind his back. He's begging Mick to hit him with the chair, and after that assault he's asking for it as well. Mick gets to his feet, but he does not touch the chair. He actually takes a step back from it. Mick puts his hands up for a collar and elbow tie up. He's trying to make this into a match.

 

Goldust barks at him to pick up the chair, and plants a massive kiss on the photo of Noelle, to the point where his tongue rips through the picture and comes out the back. Mick picks up the chair.

 

Joey - Oh shit.

 

Mick wails Goldust over the head with the chair, the sound echoes through the arena and this fight is happening now. Mick clotheslines Goldust over the ropes, taking himself over at the same time. He whips Goldie into the steel steps and crushes his head with a running knee.

 

He's on full Cactus Jack for now, bashing Goldust over and over with forearm shots against the metal ring steps, giving it the old H'DA H'DA H'DA H'DA!!!

 

BANG BANG!!!

 

He picks Goldust up and throws him into the ring, then digs around underneath for something.

 

Joey - No no no no! Who keeps making these?!

 

Mick orders Goldust to get up, and the bizarre one makes it to his knees. He clocks the bat, and starts smiling. YES! DO IT! DO IT MICK! WAKE ME...

 

BAM!

 

Foley wails Goldust over the head with the bat. The wire rips at his skin, but the bat itself did the most damage. Goldust slowly deflates in the mat, looking peaceful and serene like he's just drifting off to sleep rather than being knocked the hell out with a murderer weapon.

 

Mick throws the bat away and makes the cover.

 

1... 2...

 

Kick out.

 

Goldust kicks out! Mick can't believe it. Goldust can't believe it! They're on their knees, face to face, neither of them able to comprehend how Goldust just did that. Mick is confused, but Goldust is very upset.

 

IT DIDN'T WORK!!! WHY DIDN'T IT WORK!!!

 

He starts leathering Foley with forearm shots and punches, slowly getting to his feet. He paces around the ring, hitting himself in the face which is by now dripping with blood. He bangs his own head off the exposed turnbuckle and screams in anguish. Mick get to his feet, tries to calm Goldust down, but he's picked up on the bizarre one's shoulders and ...

 

GO TO SLEEP!!

 

Foley flops to the mat like a shot deer and Goldust, sobbing, pins him.

 

1... 2... 3

 

Here is you winner... but Goldust just slides out of the ring and takes off running to the back, screaming his lungs out.

 

William Regal gets into the ring and helps Mick up as the EMTs come to take him to the back.

 

Joey - That was a horror show, and after all that Goldust STILL isn't satisfied. What's it gonna take to wake him up? - 70

 

The following contest is scheduled for ONE FALL... and is for the WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP!

 

Joey - This is the one Regal. Kane has been burning down Bad News Barrett's life for months now, even going so far as to steal the WHW Title belt. Barrett has faced The Ascension and he has faced The Undertaker and it has all lead to this.

 

The ladders on the site go up like dry straw as Kane makes his entrance. The Big Cure wants to purge Bad News from the WWE through fire, change Barrett as he did Goldust, Rob Van Dam, The Undertaker and Christian. Every single person who has engaged in combat with Kane in the past year has come out the other side different. Kane's mission is to purify Raw, and the WWE, of poisonous influence and he has been squarely focussed on the World Heavyweight Title.

 

Barrett pulls off his cape, winds it around his hand and chucks it into the fire. He stands amongst the burning ladders and holds the World Heavyweight Title belt on high! Is it possible that the months of torment Kane has subjected him to have made Barrett numb to it? He showed no fear against The Undertaker on Raw and he strides to the ring with a champions confidence here tonight.

 

DING DING DING

 

Barrett goes right into Kane, laying in shots and muscling the big man around the ring, into corners, thumping him in the guts and kidneys. Barrett's bringing his former life as a bare knuckle fighting champion to bear here against Kane. These two are fairly familiar with one another, but in the past and despite being champion Barrett has always seemed like the underdog. Not so tonight as he hurls Kane off the ropes and lifts the demon off his feet for a tilt-a-whirl slam!

 

Cover!

 

1... KICK OUT!

 

Joey - I haven't seen Kane leave the mat without wanting to for a VERY long time!

 

Kane is on his feet quick as a flash, so quick that Barrett is caught napping and Kane is suddenly on him, hand around his throat

 

This could spell disaster for the champion!

 

But no, Barrett kicks Kane in the guts, but Kane doesn't let go. He kicks him again. The vice grip doesn't budge. Barrett tries for a third time but Kane steps to the side and hoists Barrett off his feet with one hand!

 

CHOKESLAM!!!!

 

Barrett bounces about three inches off the mat, then rolls out under the second rope. Staggering back away from the ring, now he looks nervous. It seems like the full weight of facing Kane here tonight has got through Barrett's bravado.

 

Joey - Is Bad News gonna try to beg off this match? He looks like he's making his way to the entrance.

 

The ref shouts for Barrett to get back in the ring.

 

The Ascension stand guard at the top of the ramp, barring the champion from escaping, but instead of looking freak out Barrett starts to grin.

 

Joey - What's he smiling for Regal? It's three on one!

 

Regal - The Ascension won't interfere in this match Joey. They're just here to make sure Barrett doesn't er... shirk his responsibilities.

 

Barrett waves at The Ascension, daring them to come for him. They just keep glaring down at him, which is why they don't notice Amazing Kong.

 

The Intercontinental Champion comes up from behind The Ascension and blasts Konnor to the floor. Viktor turns and counter attacks but gets the IC belt square in the face. Amazing Kong has once again taken out The Ascension!

 

Konnor is up and the battle rages on at the top of the ramp while Barrett is set upon by Kane, who throws him back into the ring to break the ref's count.

 

We now have two very different fights on our hands. Barrett tries to ware down Kane, focussing on the ribs and chest to suppress the Monster's ability to breath, where Amazing Kong and The Ascension just batter each other at the top of the ramp.

 

Barrett grabs Kane in a rear naked choke, keeping the pressure on and keeping the air out of Kane's lungs. The Big Red Machine starts to fade, but on top of the ramp Kong is losing a 2 on 1 brawl with Konnor and Viktor.

 

Kane is down to a knee, and Barrett is holding on with everything he's got to put the challenger down. Kane shifts his weight and the two fall, putting both on the mat and putting Kane under the rope, forcing Barrett to break the hold.

 

He does, but right into a cover.

 

1... 2... KICK OUT!

 

That was insanely close and Kane has never looked this vulnerable before. Barrett slams his fists into the mat in frustration and covers again.

 

1... 2... KICK OUT!

 

And again.

 

1... KICK OUT!!

 

Joey - Wait... I think he might just be...

 

COVER!

 

The ref's hand is barely raised when Kane full body presses Barrett off him and sits bolt upright. Barrett's eyes go like £2 coins and he scrambles to the corner.

 

Kong sees her new associate in trouble, and thuds through Viktor before grabbing Konnor, up... over her head! She military presses the 268lb Konnor into the air and dumps him off the ramp onto and through the tables below. She grabs Viktor by the back of the neck and throws him down there as well, before starting for the ring.

 

GONG

 

GONG

 

She stops, dead in her tracks. Everyone does.

 

GONG

 

The Undertaker glides slowly out of the smoke and points at Amazing Kong. She freezes. So would you.

 

Taker points at Kong and cuts his thumb across his throat.

 

Joey - She's SMILING!!

 

Kong lays her IC title on the ground and then launches herself at The Undertaker.

 

The crowd lose all of their shit, but we don't cut to them because this is a wrestling show not a crowd shots demonstration. They're loud though. Kong and Taker get to brawling and eventually disappear into the purple smoke. Kane's Ministry are off the table. Amazing Kong is off the table. It's just Kane and Barrett now.

 

HUGE BOOT to Barrett.

 

1... 2... NO!

 

Barrett still lives! He sits bolt upright and stares at Kane, who starts to laugh.

 

Joey - Jesus, that terrifying.

 

Kane puts a hand out for Barrett to take. The Champ is obviously hesitant, but he grits his teeth and he takes it. Whatever happens, happens. And what happens is Kane pulled Barrett to his feet. The two bitter enemies stand onec again face to face. Both battered. Both knackered. Neither ready to stop.

 

Barrett strikes first, chopping Kane in the chest, and Kane returns the favour with a leather gloved chop of his own.

 

CHOP! ooooh

CHOP! ooooooh

CHOP! oooooooooh

 

THROAT THRUST and Barrett takes a step back, comes off the ropes, gets caught charging by Kane, turned upside down and driven into the mat with the TOMBSTONE!

 

Kane goes to cover, but he picks Barrett back up.

 

Joey - No no no! Another one?!

 

Kane jumps and spins in the air, planting Barrett headfirst with the TWISTED TOMBSTONE!

 

That's it. He's dead. Kane goes for the cover.

 

1... 2...

 

LIGHTS OUT

 

William - Ayup, what's happening now?

 

When the lights come back up, Kane is still covering Barrett, but the ref has stopped counting. He's looking up the ramp confused, trying to find out what happened. But there, in the ring, busted open and bloody, is Amazing Kong!

 

Joey - OH MY GOD!!

 

William - Where's The Undertaker?!

 

Kane gets up and turns, Kong kicks him in the balls, bends him over, hoists him up like a child's mattress and BAM! AWESOME BOMB!!!

 

She drapes Barrett over Kane, rolls out of the ring and starts yelling for the ref to pay attention.

 

1... 2... 3

 

Here is your winner, and STILL the World Heavyweight Champion.... BAD NEWS BARRETT!!!

 

Kong grabs Barrett by the legs and pulls him out of the ring. He can't get up on his own. He is completely exhausted. But he's still the Champion. - 82

 

William - I honestly thought Joey that Barrett was going to play this one straight down the middle. He was primed, he was ready, and he was having a competitive match with Kane here tonight.

 

Joey - Well Regal, you know what he'd say. I have some Bad News for you.

 

William - Yeah right. My question in all this is still where is The Undertaker? Kong's standing there, and she looks like she's been through actual hell, but where's The Deadman?

 

Cole - "If you haven't been following KernowVerse television then don't think I'm reading the wrong script as I introduce you to this next match. It's Antonio Cesaro, the WWE Champion, defending his belt against ... Tyson Kidd."

 

It's been a damn long journey for both of these to athletes for totally different reasons. It doesn't need a full flashback. But it took half of year of blood sweat and tears for Antonio Cesaro to win the WWE Championship, and last month he did just that.. By pinning Brock Lesnar no less. A dream come true. For Tyson Kidd however, it's arguably been even more arduous. He lost his tag team partner Evan Bourne to a drug problem. He won The Cruiserweight Championship but was bested by John Morrison, then had to deal with being lost in the shuffle. He took matters into his own hands by ousting Christopher Daniels from CWC, and became black listed in the locker room by attacking Sting after his retirement speech.... But all of that seemed to ignite an incredible run of recent form. He was inches away from beating Adrian Neville for the Cruiserweight Championship... He handed Ricochet his first main roster loss, and he won the right to face his former tag partner for the WWE Championship in a battle royal... Jesus... Are they still doubters out there?

 

Cole - "Who still has it in them to bet against Tyson Kidd?"

 

Graves - "Absolutely not me. He's flipped my perception of him 180 degrees. Yes, he's done some awful things, yes the guys in the back obviously don't really like him for his part in those things... But his desire.. His form, his wins... His.. Talent. He could be 3 seconds away from one of the most unlikely wins in WWE history. And hell, Tyson knows Cesaro better than anyone, that's a huge factor going into this match."

 

JBL - "Ah Corey your biased. What do you all chant? CdubC.. CdubC. Cesaro isn't losing his grip on that title now he's finally won it. This one will be over inside 5 minutes."

 

Antonio enters the arena with an entrance attire close to what he wore when he teamed with Kidd. Nice touch. A touch that doesn't go unnoticed by Tyson Kidd. Despite the intense look of focus on his face. He finds it in him to touch fists before the bell rings....

 

Here we go.

 

Ding Ding Ding.

 

Fists already bumped, both men look to get to work. Standard lock ups don’t work here, both men try for it but both men know eachother too well. Grapples are exchanged but countered cleverly by both men.

 

 

Graves – “You know, as this match progresses, I think Tyson will have the advantage. His wrestling game has adapted so much since joining CWC. Cesaro, while improving yes, hasn’t had to wholly update his skillset like Tyson has… I think that will show”

 

JBL – “It’s more than that though. It’s the occasion – It’s the lights and it’s the WWE Championship. That’s why Cesaro is walking out of here as the WWE Champion. He has it in him to stay composed and to cope”.

 

Tyson Kidd dodges an early European Uppercut attempt in the corner. Cesaro punches the ring post, before being caught with a neck breaker. Tyson Kidd takes this opportunity to focus on the lower back of Antonio Cesaro… Perhaps with the Sharpshooter in mind.

 

Cole – “Tyson has a game plan. Focus on the lower back. But Cesaro could have just injured his hand there. Should Kidd have adapted?”

 

Graves – “That’s an interesting one Michael. Maybe he should have. Right now Tyson has the advantage, he’s working the back well… We will just have to wait and see if this was the correct road for Tyson to take.”

 

Kicks to the spine are interchanged with clever reverse holds. Holds that stay synched in because Antonio Cesaro has really seemed to have hurt his hand with that botched uppercut. He can’t shake off Tyson. Once Tyson has done enough damage to the back, Cesaro is slower to get to his feet as well.. Tyson takes this opportunity to speed things up. Dropkick to the back of the head to a knelt Swiss Superman. Followed by a dropkick to the face. Cover. 2 count!

 

Graves – “2 count. And that may be the working on the spine that’s contributing to that. One hand out of action,… poor kicking out strength due to the injured back…. Maybe Tyson did have the right idea Michael!”

 

Cesaro isn’t getting locked into the Sharpshooter yet though. He rallies to break free of Tyson’s attack. He throws some left hands, before even resorting to headbutts. Tyson counters with a stiff elbow, before launching a spinning heel kick, but Cesaro catches, and sends Tyson flying with the T-Bone. It takes Cesaro a while to get to his feet, but when he does he tries to take Kidd for a swing.”

 

JBL – “Injured hand and back? Can Cesaro send Kidd for a swing?”

 

The answer is absolutely not. He gets to about 3 rotation before his back and hand gives out. It oddly works in his favour however, and Kidd thrown from Cesaro’s grip and into the bottom of a ringpost.

 

CRACK

 

Kidd’s head has cracked against the post and it’s evident that this has caused a serious gash above his right eye.

 

Cole – “Tyson Kidd has been busted open after that botched Swing from Antonio Cesaro, an error that has oddly worked in his favour.”

 

Graves – “It was an accidental headbutt that cost Kidd and Ricochet the Cruiserweight Championship triple threat match last month. Kidd’s head has once again been caught in the wrong place at the wrong time”

 

As EMT’s wipe blood from Kidds face, Cesaro is kept in the other corner. He’s visibly concerned for his former tag team partner. Kidd on the other hand has pleaded his case to continue, and pushed away medical attention. He sprints straight into Cesaro’s corner…. Delayed dropkick! Cesaro wasn’t even ready! Kidd motions an Undertaker-esque throat slit….

 

CODE BLUE!

 

COVER! A CRIMSON KIDD COVERS!

 

1…… 2……

 

KICK OUT CESARO!

 

Kidd wastes no time. He transitions straight into the Sharpshooter!

 

Cesaro looks around. He’s slap bang in the middle of the ring. Tyson’s forehead blood has started to drop onto Cesaro’s own head. Again, oddly and fortunately, Cesaro’s good hand is trapped underneath his body. He actually contemplates tapping, but that would mean tapping with his injured hand, and even raising that at the moment is agony. Antonio Cesaro literally can’t tap here. Kidd needs to change plan. He releases the Sharpshooter, sprints to the ropes, aims a shining wizard, but Cesaro… Drop toe hold! Kidd plants his injured head off the canvas, then gets one arm placed between his legs and before he knows it he’s rolled up.

 

 

1…

 

 

 

2…

 

 

 

3!

 

 

ANTONIO CESARO HAS STOLEN ONE HERE!

 

Graves – “What a stomach wrenching way for this match to end. There were a couple of key moments. Cesaro hurting his hand, Cesaro dropping Tyson into the ring post, Tyson getting bust open… They all ended up contributing one way or another to that ending….”

 

JBL – “Big stage… Big performance from Antonio Cesaro…”

 

Graves – “John please, this was just one of those nights….. Tyson Kidds spot in the main event has only been solidified here tonight.. And here’s hoping this defeat only spurs him forward more.” - 74

 

The following contest is the Raw Money in the Bank Ladder Match!

 

Joey - Here we go Regal. Raw's Money in the Bank match is tonight's main event! The winner obviously gets a title match at any time for the next year.

 

YES! YES! YES! YES! YES!

 

Joey - Daniel Bryan can really do no wrong in the eyes of the WWE Kernowverse. This time last year he wrestled Christian for the World Heavyweight Title, and despite putting on some truly stellar matches he has had a rough time of it since then.

 

William - This is Daniel's chance at redemption and a shot to be the top of this division once more. He's my pick to win this Joey. He won the Smackdown Money in the Bank back in 2011 and he is poised to do the same here.

 

Joey - Sandow and his School; Bo Dallas and The Miz, swaggering in. Sandow looks unconcerned. He's won this before. He knows the deal.

 

William - He is also a former winner, but his cash in was a failed attempt. One of only two in the history of Money in the Bank.

 

Styles gets a solid pop from the crowd despite being a heel. The people of the Kernowverse respect a good worker, and AJ is possibly the best on the planet right now.

 

Joey - Another former winner, The Whole F'n Show Rob Van Dam! Returned to Raw just this week after a long absence and tonight looks to Five Star Frog Splash his way to the top of th ecard by winning this briefcase one more time.

 

William - Well he battered Sandow the other day. That's definitely got to increase the man's confidence going in, not that RVD needs more confidence.

 

Joey - Here's the self-styled Inventor of the Ladder match, Chris Jericho, carrying the customer ladder he apparently won a couple of weeks ago.

 

The ladder is black. Chris sets it up and gets underneath, sticking his arms out either side. Lights all over the ladder start to flicker in time with the lights in his jacket.

 

Joey - Jeez. I wonder what that cost us.

 

Jericho packs up his ladder and places it carefully outside the ring, warning the other guys not to touch it. AJ rolls out of the ring and starts touching, then holds his hands up laughing when Jericho kicks off.

 

William - Only John Morrison left and then our Main Event will be underway here.

 

Joey - Well that's not the Shaman of Sexy.

 

William - No mate, it's not.

 

Heyman - Ladies and Gentlemen, I regret to inform you that as a result of the attack he suffered at the hands of Randy Orton on Raw this past week, John Morrison has sustained a torn pectoral muscle and has not been medically cleared to compete.

 

I considered leaving this match as the five men in the ring, however Money in the Bank is big part of the WWE Calendar and it would be a shame to offer a five person Raw Main Event when Smackdown and the Raw Women's Division have already put on such spectacular Six Person matches. To this end, I would like to introduce the replacement for John Morrison tonight...

 

RANDY ORTON! -

 

William - That's a bit shady! Randy's the reason Morrison is out of this match in the first place.

 

Joey - You can't say John didn't deserve it though. He screwed Randy of his qualifying match for tonight, not to mention a World Heavyweight Title match, and we still have no idea why. Orton's just a man. You can only take so much.

 

Randy rolls into the ring and is immediately getting the shifty eyeball from the other competitors.

 

DING DING DING!

 

Sandow escapes the ring instantly as the others pile in on each other. He grabs a ladder and sets it up in the centre of the ring while the others are fighting, and then ducks out again. The Sandow School stand guard in front of him, but no one pays him any attention as AJ and Jericho both go up the ladder. Daniel Bryan and Randy fight in the corner as RVD flies off the turnbuckle and kicks AJ off the ladder, landing on it himself and taking Style's place. Jericho and RVD thump each other a few times until Randy shoves the ladder over and they're both forced to abandon ship.

 

The battle spills out of the ring and Sandow takes his moment, running back in and scaling the ladder to steal the win. Before you know where he came from Randy Orton pulls Sandow away with an RKO off the middle of the ladder. BOSH! The Intellectual rolls out of the ring and flops to the floor, where his School runs to his aid.

 

AJ is in the ring, setting up his own ladder. He pegs it to the top, but Randy scales his adjacent ladder and meet AJ at the top. They start trying to cave each other's faces in and reach for the briefcase at the same time, but the time wasted catches up with them. Jericho and Daniel Bryan get to the bottom of AJ's ladder and start to lift it, start to tip it up. Sandow's School slide in and start to tip Randy's ladder in revenge for their professor Sandow.

 

The ladders go over and Randy and AJ get crotched on the ropes at opposite side of the ring. There's now four men in the ring, only two of them legal. Miz and Dallas try to reason with Jericho and Bryan, but it falls on deaf ears. Dallas eats a quick Codebreaker to get him out of the ring, and but gets to the top rope as Miz is distracted with his team mate and flies off like a friggin missile.

 

Jericho hits Daniel in the back with ladder, drops it on Bryan and locks in the Walls of Jericho! Walls of Jericho! Walls of Jericho around that ladder! Jericho pushes the ladder into Daniel's back with his knee. Bryan screams agony but manages eventually to get to the ropes. There are no breaks in this type of match, but Jericho releases the hold anyway. That's probably the closest thing we'll get to sportsmanship in this match tonight.

 

Randy fights off all three Sandow School members on the outside as Rob starts to slowly climb a ladder on the inside. He struggles to about 2/3 of the way through, but Sandow breaks off from the Randy battle and hoofs a ladder up onto the top rope, shoving forward and smacking RVD in the back. Rob clings to the ladder and Damien pushes his ladder through one of the rungs, creating a bridge. Rob steadies himself on the bridge, and Sandow climbs up to meet him. The two fight atop the bridge.

 

Rob dropkicks Sandow off the bridge, out of the ring, and Randy gets out the way just in time not to get squashed by Sandow. Miz and Dallas aren't so lucky, and the Sandow School wind up in a heap on the floor. Randy snakes his way into the ring and prepares to attack, and Rob comes off the bridge for a dropkick. Randy catches him, POWERBOMB!

 

Jericho steps across the bridge and is met by Daniel Bryan on the ladder. Bryan hits a knee off the ladder, into Jericho's face, dropping Chris onto the bridge. The crowd chant YES YES YES YES YES as Daniel Bryan snatches up Jericho's legs and puts him in the Walls of Jericho on the bridge! Daniel Bryan giving the receipt to Chris Jericho on that ladder bridge!

 

The YES chant doesn't last long, as AJ Styles flies off the top rope and hits a Phenomenal Forearm on Daniel, knocking him off the ladder. Randy drags AJ through the runs of the ladder, his feet holding him up, and hits the elevated DDT on to AJ Styles.

 

Joey - Randy Orton has been incredibly aggressive in this match and it's not surprising. He has a chance to meet Barrett for the WHW title tonight instead of Kane, and John Morrison screwed him out of it. Now he sees that chance on the horizon and he'll do anything and go through anyone to get to it.

 

Randy goes up the ladder, but the match has taken something of a toll and he's slow to climb. Daniel Bryan struggles to his feet on the bridge. Jericho drags himself upon the side of the ladder. RVD leans up against the corner. These men are coming back to life and they are climbing that mountain to greatness!

 

Jericho gets a few rungs up and cracks Randy in the back to slow his roll. Bryan is near the top, reaching for the briefcase. Is he gonna do it? Can Daniel Bryan unhook the case.... NO! Damien Sandow is on the bridge laying fists into Daniel's kidneys. Four men scrap it out on the ladder and the bridge trying to prevent one another from getting near the case. Jericho and Randy hang off the ladder side by side, going back and forth with forearms.

 

Daniel cracks Sandow under the jaw with his knee and Damien falls back onto the ladder.

 

Randy kicks Jericho in the face and pushes up to the top of the ladder. He grabs the briefcase.

 

His hands are on it!

 

UNHOOK IT RANDY!

 

RVD is up on the top turnbuckle and then he's up in the air. FIVE STAR FROG SPLASH on Damien Sandow right through the ladder bridge! The impact cracks a load of rungs on the upright ladder and the whole thing just folds into itself like a stack of smashed Kit Kats. Daniel, Sandow, RVD, Jericho and Randy all get twisted into the wreckage.

 

Joey - Look at that mass of metal and humanity! Every person in this match is down! The Money in the Bank briefcase has never been further away!

 

William - Randy Orton had that case in his hands! This match was his, but just like you can win in WWE in 3 seconds, 3 seconds is all it takes to bring you right back to square one.

 

Then The Miz is in the ring with Bo Dallas, setting up the only workable ladder left in this match; The Y2J Custom!

 

The lights are still flashing on the side as Miz drags Sandow out of the heap. He's willing Sandow to climb the ladder. Dallas and Miz even lift him up onto the ladder but he just lies across the rungs like a wet towel. Miz gets an idea.

 

He starts to climb the ladder. He's not even in this match! What the hell is he doing?

 

Miz gets to the top of the ladder and starts fiddling with the case.

 

Joey - What the... he can't win! What's he trying to do?

 

Miz starts trying to unhook the case and the crowd boo him to pieces.

 

Bo Dallas turns his attention away from the ladder for a second and eats a Codebreaker! Chris Jericho is still alive in this match! He pulls the lifeless body of Sandow off the ladder and steps up himself. Miz stops screwing with the case and gets ready for a fight. Then Jericho stops. He looks back at Sandow on the mat and grins to himself. He jumps down and puts a foot on Sandow's chest, then counts out loud...

 

1.... 2.... 3!

 

Joey - Haha! Jericho just got his pinfall back over Sandow!

 

William - That doesn't count Joey!

 

Joey - I don't think Jericho cares.

 

Then Y2J is back to the task in hand, climbing that ladder towards The Miz.

 

AJ Styles is up on the top turnbuckle, looking making to make the leap onto the ladder. Miz looks at AJ. Looks at Jericho. And he panics. He gives the briefcase a huge push and it swings far away from the ladder. Now no one can get it! Miz laughs at Jericho and Styles. He taps his temple. The Sandow School has outsmarted the world yet again!

 

The briefcase swings back, Jericho ducks and it hits Miz full in the face knocking him off the ladder and clean over the ropes to the outside.

 

Jericho and Styles watch case swing back and forth. Jericho reaches for it when it comes his way, but he's just not high up enough and swings away.

 

He can't get to it, but Styles is MILES away from it on the top turnbuckle. Jericho stands on the very top of his custom ladder, just waiting for the briefcase to swing back his way. The case comes back and Jericho catches it. This is it folks. It's a matter of moments before Chris Jericho is your Money in the Bank winner.

 

AJ assesses the distance, decides it's acceptable, and leaps at the ladder with a missile dropkick! The ladder falls backwards, Jericho falls with it. The briefcase slips out of his hands and swings away. Chris Jericho eats shit to the mat below and AJ runs the top turnbuckle, springboards off the ropes and grabs the briefcase as it sails by.

 

Joey - HOLY HELL!

 

AJ swings high above the ring, above the wrecked ladder and the wrecked bodies of the other competitors. If he unhooks that case he's going to have a very rough landing.

 

He doesn't care. The case comes away and so does AJ, landing hard on the mat just away from the heap, clutching his Money in the Bank to his chest.

 

Here is your winner of the 2017 Money in the Bank Ladder Match...

 

AJ STYLES!

 

AJ HAS DONE IT!

 

AJ STYLES IS THE RAW MONEY IN THE BANK WINNER AND HE DID IT WITHOUT EVEN USING A LADDER!! - 82

 

Monday Nights just became... TOO SWEET! - 100

 

Joey - Thank you for staying up late with us folks. From myself and William Regal on Raw, Michael Cole, JBL and Corey Graves on Smackdown, that was Money in the Bank 2017! The PPV Anniversary of the Kernowverse, and my GOD what a night!

 

Overall Score - 82

 

 

TL;DR

Raw European Title Match

Ambrose © vs Rusev

Winner - Rusev

 

Smackdown MitB

Shelton Benjamin vs Dolph Ziggler vs Sami Zayn vs Kevin Owens vs Kota Ibushi vs Karl Anderson

Winner - Sami Zayn

 

CWC Match

Seth Rollins vs Hideo Itami

Winner - Hideo Itami

 

RAW Universal Tag Team Title Match

Edge & Christian © vs Big Day; Kofi Kingston & Big Show

Winners - Edge & Christian

 

RAW ECW Title Match

Finn Balor © vs Christopher Daniels

Winner - Finn Balor

 

Grudge Match

VPS; Roman Reigns & John Cena vs The Wyatts; Bray Wyatt & Erik Rowan

Winners - VPS

 

RAW Women's MitB

Tamina Snuka vs Naomi vs Paige vs Bayley vs Asuka vs Charlotte Flair

Winner - Naomi

 

Women's MitB CASH IN!

Natalya © vs Naomi

Winner - Naomi

 

Smackdown NWA Title Triple Threat Match

Samoa Joe © vs Jeff Hardy vs Shinsuke Nakamura

Winner - Shinsuke Nakamura

 

No DQ Match

Goldust vs Mick Foley

Winner - Goldust

 

RAW World Heavyweight Title Match

Bad News Barrett © vs Kane

Winner - Bad News Barrett

 

Smackdown WWE Title Match

Antonio Cesaro © vs Tyson Kidd

Winner - Antonio Cesaro

 

RAW MitB Match

Chris Jericho vs Daniel Bryan vs Damien Sandow vs AJ Styles vs Randy Orton

Winner - AJ Styles

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Over the last few weeks since retaking control of this show, I have introduced the WWE Kernowverse to several exciting new talents. Talents the likes of Pete Dunne...</p><p> </p><p>

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Heyman - and Juice Robinson.</p><p> </p><p>

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The winner of that match will receive the Natural Progression Trophy which will be debuted at the final itself. I will reveal the brackets on Power Hour next week, but they will include existing members of Raw, new members of Raw and some of the most exciting talent from NXT and around the world. </p><p> </p><p>

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Heyman - But you needn't wait long, because The Natural Progression Series starts RIGHT NOW! </p><p> </p><p>

Jojo - The following contest is a First Round match in the Natural Progression Series, and is scheduled for ONE FALL!</p><p> </p><p>

DEM BOYS!</p><p> </p><p>

Renee - Woah... that is A LOT to take in, but it looks like Jay Briscoe is starting off the Natural Progression Series Round One here tonight. </p><p> </p><p>

Regal - Jay is accompanied to the ring by his brother Mark of course. We know obviously that Jay is in this series, but what about Mark? </p><p> </p><p>

Roberts - More pressingly, who is his opponent for this first round match?</p><p> </p><p>

DO WHAT YOU WANT CUZ A PIRATE IS FREE! YOU ARE A PIRATE!</p><p> </p><p>

*scratch*</p><p> </p><p>

Captain Lethal's entrance music cuts off, and Consequences Creed's music kicks in. Creed is still accompanied to the ring by Lethal, dressed in his long leather coat and tri-corner hat. He swings from an emerald coloured bottle, then tries to offer it to some kids on the ramp until Creed runs over and pulls him away, apologising to the parents. </p><p> </p><p>

Regal - This is... just bloody stupid. Jake, I'll give you twenty if you go over there and smash that bottle over his head. </p><p> </p><p>

Roberts - Not a chance Mr Regal. My client Rusev is directly responsible for turning Jay Lethal into a pirate, and I'm not authorised to undo his work for him. Also I love it. </p><p> </p><p>

<strong>DING DING DING</strong></p><p> </p><p> </p><p>

In a bout that had decent wrestling but didn't have much heat, Jay Briscoe took the heat to Creed in the opening parts of the match, but Lethal's ringside antics started to cause distraction. He got up on the barrier wall and start walking back and forth like it was a tightrope, swaying around and laughing his head off. Jay starts to get pissed off and yells at Mark to shut Lethal up, but with his back turned he's open for the Culture Shock from Creed and the 1... 2... 3!</p><p> </p><p>

Consequences Creed defeated Jay Briscoe in 10:54 by pinfall with a Culture Shock.</p><p> </p><p>

Renee - Consequences Creed wins, and moves forward to the next round of the Natural Progression Series!</p><p> </p><p>

Roberts - You have to admit, he received some outside help.</p><p> </p><p>

Renee - You'd know. </p><p> </p><p>

Roberts - And I do. That's why I said it. </p><p> </p><p>

Captain Lethal is ecstatic for Creed, jumping into the ring and pouring the emerald bottle out over Creed's head. Creed isn't too pleased about this, but Captain Lethal doesn't notice.</p><p> </p><p>

We see a video recap of the Women's MitB contest, followed by Naomi's shock cash in of the briefcase and three on one defeat of Natalya for the Universal Women's Title.</p><p> </p><p>

The former Women's Champion gets in the ring with a mic, but doesn't say anything. She looks around the arena, trying to summon up the words for tonight.</p><p> </p><p>

Natalya - So... I'm trying to come up with exactly the right turn of phrase to explain how I feel. I've never been a quitter. I've been a good girl. I've been a bad girl. I've been Women's Champion, Divas Champion, and I've been Universal Women's Champion. </p><p> </p><p>

I've been in the WWE since 2007, when I signed with Deep South Wrestling. Back then the women weren't really trained to wrestle. We were trained to pull hair, to slap and to try not to mess up a Hurricanra, but that was never enough for me and I knew it. I wanted to wrestle like my Dad, Jim The Anvil and my Uncles Owen and Bret. </p><p> </p><p>

I had to wait a long time to get what I wanted. I had to work a lot of Bra and Panties matches in the last decade, but when Paige arrived in the WWE it signalled change. She was wrestling, just like I wanted to, and after her came Bayley, and Amazing Kong, and suddenly they weren't putting us in Evening Gowns anymore they were putting us in ladder matches! Like I said, I've been Women's Champion before; the old gold and black belt, and I will forever be proud of that, but the absolute proudest moment of my career was winning the Universal Women's Championship. </p><p> </p><p>

No stupid gimmicks, no hair pulling, no face slapping. I wrestled for that titled, and I won it, and I love being your champion. But now to some less fun stuff, so… Trust me, I don’t want to be doing this anymore than you guys want me to be doing this, but... this is a tough business. You get hurt, and like everyone I would get a concussion here and there, or here or there, and it gets to the point that when you’ve been wrestling over ten years and that adds up to a lot of concussions.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>

And then on Sunday at Money in the Bank, I got hit with a dropkick by Naomi. I fell backwards, and I hit my head hard on a broken ladder. I lost my Universal Title, and that same night the doctors told me that... well they told me that I can’t wrestle anymore. </p><p> </p><p>

A solid NO! NO! NO! chants kicks up around the arena, gathering steam and getting very loud. Natalya looks like she might get overwhelmed, but she fights it off. </p><p> </p><p>

Natalya - I could have one more match, or maybe even a few more matches, but it's a risk. We lost my Uncle Owen to this business, and Bret suffered a stroke he hasn't fully recovered from. My father struggles to get out of a chair... and I don't want that to be me. So... I'm here to announce that I am officially retiring from professional wrestling. I'm going to miss all of this, but I have to go.</p><p> </p><p>

And that's it. Natalya gets out of the ring, where's she's grabbed in a hug from a tearful Renee Young. William Regal gives her a hug and tells her she did great, and even Jake Roberts shakes her hand on the way out.</p><p> </p><p>

Renee - That was incredibly hard to hear. </p><p> </p><p>

Roberts - It's a genuine shame. I've known Natalya her entire life, and I know how much she loves this business. I don't know what she'll do now, but she'll excel at it.</p><p> </p><p>

Regal - I told her earlier than when she's up for it, there's a place for her at the Performance Centre and in NXT. There are women there who need a mentor and I can't think of anyone better.</p><p> </p><p>

Our next bout is a Women's Tag Team Division Match, scheduled for One Fall.</p><p> </p><p>

Generation Fire; Becky Lynch and Mickie James, enter the arena first and are looking ready to kick some lass.</p><p> </p><p>

Then the missmatched pairing of Nikki Cross and Alexa Bliss. Nikki is like a wild dog that Alexa has somehow tamed. Bliss is basically leading her to the ring. </p><p>

</p><p><strong>

DING DING DING</strong></p><p> </p><p>

In a terrible match, Bliss / Cross defeated Generation Fire in 8:06 when Alexa Bliss defeated Becky Lynch by pinfall after she set Cross on her. Nikki did all the work, Bliss picked up the pinfall. </p><p> </p><p>

In terms of in-ring work, Mickie James was head and shoulders above everyone else. Alexa Bliss was the weak link, struggling to keep up with everyone else's in-ring performance. </p><p> </p><p>

Renee - The relationship between Bliss and Cross is weird. It's not tag partners, it's more like...</p><p> </p><p>

Regal - Master / Servant.</p><p> </p><p>

Renee - Exactly. It's creepy.</p><p> </p><p>

Roberts - But it got the job done here tonight. </p><p> </p><p>

The following contest is a First Round match in the Natural Progression Series, and is scheduled for ONE FALL!</p><p> </p><p>

JUICE! JUICE! JUICE! JUICE!</p><p> </p><p>

Robinson hits the ring to a good pop from the crowd. He's building his base here on Power Hour very nicely. Taking the Natural Progression Trophy can't do him any harm. </p><p> </p><p>

That's Sandow's School, Bo Dallas and The Miz, but without their "professor" Damien Sandow. Which one of these men is actually in the match?</p><p> </p><p>

Miz slaps Bo on the back and sends him into the ring. Looks like it's going to be Bo Dallas vs Juice Robinson in this first round match.</p><p> </p><p>

In a bout that had sub-par wrestling and little heat, Juice Robinson defeated Bo Dallas in 10:21 by pinfall after the Pulp Friction. </p><p> </p><p>

After the match, instead of helping Dallas, The Miz just shakes his head and walks away. </p><p> </p><p>

Regal - Trouble at school?</p><p> </p><p>

Renee - Looks like. Next... god, do I have to say this?</p><p> </p><p>

Roberts - Yes please Renee. </p><p> </p><p>

Renee - Fine. Next up, Jake "The Snake" Roberts will present his client and the European Champion, Rusev for your... </p><p> </p><p>

Roberts - Collective adoration Renee. Just read the copy. </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>

RUSEV UDRYA! RUSEV MACHKA!</p><p> </p><p>

The European Champion is joined in the ring by Jake Roberts, who symbolically shakes his hand. </p><p> </p><p>

Roberts - People of the Kernowverse, you know who I am. You know who my client is. The Bulgaria Brute, the Lion of Bulgaria, The European Champion... RUSEV!</p><p> </p><p>

Booooooooooooooooo</p><p> </p><p>

Roberts - Yes yes, you must reject what you cannot aspire to be. My client Rusev is a super heavyweight multiple time champion and an athlete in peak physical fitness. He is nigh undefeated and just last night at Money in the Bank, he reclaimed his rightful prize from the pretender Dean Ambrose. The paper champion. To honour this achievement, and to honour my client in general, I declare that today will live on in WWE history as... RUSEV DAY!</p><p> </p><p>

Roberts - Yes, tremendous. Now if you all go to WWEShop.com you will find these handsome Happy Rusev Day t-shirts... are NOT for sale. You don't deserve them. What IS well deserved is, in honour of Rusev Day, I have organised for a special guest to join us here tonight. Not seen for several weeks since Paul Heyman wildly overstepped his authority and fired her... She is the Ravishing Russian... LANA</p><p> </p><p>

Lana glides to the ring, accepts a kiss on the cheek from Rusev and a business like handshake from Jake Roberts.</p><p> </p><p>

Renee - Oof. Did it just get cold in here?</p><p> </p><p>

Regal - Lana's probably still got the hump from her husband choosing to reinstate Jake instead of her a few weeks back.</p><p> </p><p>

Renee - Yeah, that was fantastic wasn't it?</p><p> </p><p>

Roberts - And now that the gang is all here, so to speak, we are ready to celebrate Rusev Day proper. If you would, please pray silence for a moment of contemplation about the Lion of Bulgaria, Rusev!</p><p> </p><p>

Rusev and Jake bow their heads, and Lana just stands still not looking at either of them.</p><p> </p><p>

The crowd all chant their usual mindless shit, trying to get themselves over all at the same time. Jake grits his teeth till he can't stand it anymore.</p><p> </p><p>

Roberts - I said SHUT UP! You people should all be so in awe that you are able to bare live witness to a champion like Rusev that it should be impossible for you to even draw an inward breath! </p><p> </p><p>

Then there's the sound of a huge inward breath.</p><p> </p><p>

FINN BALOR!!</p><p> </p><p>

The ECW Champion is here on The Power Hour! </p><p> </p><p>

The Snake Agency stomp around each other, Rusev trying to get at Finn and Jake trying to stop him. </p><p> </p><p>

Balor just points his gun fingers at Rusev, and slaps the ECW Title around his waste. </p><p> </p><p>

Renee - Oh my! Looks like Rusev is the next person to receive The Mark of Balor!</p><p> </p><p>

The crowd pop huge as Balor grins and Rusev roars his anger into the air.</p><p> </p><p>

<strong><span style="color:#FFA500;">Overall - 67</span></strong></p><p> </p><p>

</p><div style="text-align:center;"><p><strong>TL;DR</strong></p><p> </p><p>

Paul Heyman announces the Natural Progression Series for up and coming talent.</p><p> </p><p>

NP First Round Match</p><p>

Jay Briscoe vs Consequences Creed</p><p>

Winner - Creed</p><p> </p><p>

Natalya Neidhart retires due to concussion sustained in Women's MitB Match</p><p> </p><p>

Generation Fire; Becky Lynch & Mickie James vs Bliss / Cross</p><p>

Winners - Bliss / Cross</p><p> </p><p>

NP First Round Match</p><p>

Juice Robinson vs Bo Dallas</p><p>

Winner - Juice Robinson</p><p> </p><p>

Jake "The Snake" Roberts cuts a promo hyping his client, the European Champion Rusev.</p><p>

He declares it Rusev Day, but is interrupted by the arrival of the ECW Champion Finn Balor, who aims squarely at Rusev with the Mark of Balor. </p></div><p></p><p></p>

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<strong><span style="color:#FF0000;">WWE Raw July Week 1</span></strong></p><p> </p><p>

<strong>BOOM! BOOM! BOOM-BA-BOOM! BOOM!</strong></p><p><strong>

</strong></p><p> </p><p>

The show starts with an impressive opening of pyro, before the lights are raised and several sections of the excited crowd are shown waving various signs.</p><p> </p><p>

The focus then switches to the announce table where Joey Styles and William Regal...</p><p> </p><p>

Joey - Ladies and Gentlemen we are LIVE from the Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, Nebraska for Monday Night Raw! I'm the voice of the extreme Joey Styles, and with me is Kernowverse Hall of Famer and NXT General Manager Sir William Regal. </p><p> </p><p>

Regal - Ayup Joey. </p><p> </p><p>

Joey - Of course you'll notice that we're without our other broadcast colleague, Mick Foley. After his match last night with Goldust, Mick sustained some injuries and won't be with us this evening.</p><p> </p><p>

Regal - Which is fair enough to be honest. We've got a massive show happening tonight. Just 24 hours removed from the amazing cross-brand PPV Money in the Bank. We had three ladder matches, three briefcases won and we already saw a title change as a result. Makes you wonder what our Men's winner AJ Styles might be planning for this evening. </p><p> </p><p>

Joey - If he IS cashing in tonight, he's doing it on the reigning champion Bad News Barrett who somehow managed to survive The Big Red Cure and retain his World Heavyweight Championship.</p><p> </p><p>

And speaking of....</p><p> </p><p>

Barrett swaggers into the ring looking mighty pleased with himself, then steps aside to allow for the entrance of Intercontinental Champion Amazing Kong!</p><p> </p><p>

The pair stand either side of the ramp and hold their titles up high, very reminiscent to their old Gilded pose. </p><p> </p><p>

Bad News - Now then, let me address all your angry ugly little greasy faces. You're all pissed off aren't you, feeling aggrieved because you bought your tickets for tonight thinking you was gonna come here and see THE NEW WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION... KANE!!!! Well... as you might have gathered... I've got some Bad News For You!</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Boooooooooooooo!!!!</strong></p><p> </p><p>

Amazing Kong - Boo all you want! We got the gold, so we got the mic, and no matter how much you might hate it, we got the world's attention now!</p><p> </p><p>

Bad News - Too bloody right we have! My colleague here Amazing Kong, the most dominant athlete in any division, helped to ensure that I didn't end up scratched off Kane's list the same as Christian. She took out The Ascension and she took out their mentor The Undertaker, while I took out The Big Red Cure himself! They tormented me, they tortured me, they mentally and physically assaulted and abused me and yet... </p><p> </p><p>

He holds up the Big Gold Belt and smiles.</p><p> </p><p>

Bad News - Still your champion. I'm still your champion and I'm always going to be your champion because I'm smart. Christian thought he could front Kane, try to pretend he wasn't scared of getting burned, but he was! Goldust tried to face Kane in a battle of the mind as well as the body, and he ended up in a mad dream world that not even Mick Foley could wake him up from! But not me! Because I know that Kane's major weapon in his "battle against the cancer of the WWE" is fear. Pure, simple, stupid mindless fear... and throughout all the torments I was put through in the last few months I learned that the only way to fight fear is head on! You don't run away from it, you run TOWARDS IT!</p><p> </p><p>

Amazing Kong - You don't fight to stay the champion. You fight because YOU ARE the champion! You all want to know what happened? Why I turned on everyone, why I joined up again with Bad News? I'll tell you... because I wanted to! I do whatever I want, whenever I want, to who the hell ever I want and there's not a man or woman in this company who's ready to try and stop me. </p><p> </p><p>

Bad News - I'm still the World Heavyweight Champion because I refused to play Kane's game by Kane's rules. I play by MY rules and I wipe my enemies OFF THE BOARD! So throw away your plastic masks, and your big red foam fingers that you scrimped and saved all your little welfare cheques to afford, because Kane's not here tonight. I AM! I'm the Champion, I'm Bad News Barrett and I am the Fear Seeker! Christian has this belt all wrong. To keep it you don't hide away, avoiding competition, clinging to it like grim death and manipulating the odds so you never have to fight. You run, RUN straight through everyone until there's no one left to conquer! So if AJ Styles wants to come down here with his briefcase and try and cash in on me, he's gonna CASH OUT!</p><p>

</p><p><strong>

ONE OF A KIND!</strong></p><p> </p><p>

The crowd pop huge for RVD, fresh off his stellar performance in the Money in the Bank Ladder Match.</p><p> </p><p>

Bad News - What the bloody hell do you want? Why aren't you off soothing your master?</p><p> </p><p>

RVD - Hey man, why the hostility? Sure, I agree with Kane's philosophy, but I'm my own man. I just came out here to see if you mean what you say. You want to run toward competition right? Well... there's some standing right here. Cuz you see I'm an ECW Original. I'm a former WWE Champion. I'm the Whole F'n Show and since we started this Kernowverse me and you have never crossed paths. Seems a shame. </p><p> </p><p>

Bad News - You want to face me tonight? Mate, I was a bit preoccupied last night but I heard all the Money in the Bank Ladder match. Didn't you stack it into a pile of busted up ladders and tables?</p><p> </p><p>

RVD - Yeah, I sure did, but I'm thinking not tonight, but maybe three weeks time. I'm thinking maybe you put up that Big Gold against RVD at Crossfire!</p><p> </p><p>

YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!!</p><p> </p><p>

Bad News - Well these idiots are obviously into it, and yeah, I do mean what I say. I'm not hiding behind Champions Rights anymore. You want to get run over by me, then I'm happy to oblige you! And if it gives me the opportunity to batter another one of Kane's stupid lackeys then that's just gravy on the chips for me. You want a title shot at Crossfire?</p><p> </p><p>

YOU'RE ON MATE!</p><p> </p><p>

The audience go mad for the first official match of <strong><span style="color:#A0522D;">Raw's CROSSFIRE PPV</span></strong>, but Amazing Kong cuts them off.</p><p> </p><p>

Kong - Now wait a second here... you want to come down here and run your mouth, but you DON'T want to put up a fight? Nah man, you wanna talk, you gotta walk. You got him for Crossfire, but for tonight... you got ME!</p><p> </p><p>

RVD - I'll main event any night of the week, especially since any match I'm in IS the main event. You got it!</p><p> </p><p>

Joey - Good lord! Two HUGE matches made already! Bad News is gonna defend his World Heavyweight Title against Rob Van Dam at Crossfire, but tonight's Main Event is RVD versus Amazing Kong!</p><p> </p><p>

William - Those two have NEVER gone one on one before Joey. This is gonna be something! - 91</p><p> </p><p>

Joey - Charlotte Flair of The Dynasty set to go one on one with Mickie James of Generation Fire next. Mickie and Becky Lynch suffered defeat at the hands of Bliss/Cross on Power Hour this week, but all the teams in the Women's Tag division are going to trying to gain momentum to challenge Paige and Bayley for the titles in the near future. </p><p> </p><p>

Charlotte comes out alone, but Mickie is accompanied by Becky Lynch. Charlotte makes a big stink about Becky being at ringside, and refuses to start the match until she's ejected. Eventually the ref gives in and asks Becky to leave, which she does with Mickie James' blessing, and the match can finally go ahead. </p><p>

</p><p><strong>

DING DING DING</strong></p><p><strong>

</strong></p><p>

The veteran Mickie James is given a run for her money by the superior genetics of Charlotte Flair. The match is incredibly even, with both women sparking up offence before being cut down. Mickie hits the neck-breaker, Snapmare, kip up and BOOM Charlotte takes her out. Charlotte hits the swinging neck-breaker, somersault senton, splits handstand to her feet and BOOM Mickie takes her out. </p><p> </p><p>

Charlotte ducks a Mick-Kick, comes off the ropes, Mickie floats over, Charlotte is up and Mickie throws clothesline but Flair stumbles back and shoulder blocks the ref.</p><p> </p><p>

Joey - That did NOT look like an accident Regal. </p><p> </p><p>

The ref admonishes Charlotte, who kicks off back at him for getting in her way. Mickie comes over to pull Charlotte back into the match when...</p><p> </p><p>

Asuka! The Empress of Tomorrow floors Mickie with a Buzzsaw kick, then rolls out of the ring and out of sight. Charlotte abruptly ends her argument with the ref, sits Mickie up and hits Natural Selection and covers for the 1... 2... 3</p><p> </p><p>

In a decent match, Charlotte Flair defeated Mickie James in 10:31 by pinfall with a Natural Selection after a distraction from Asuka.</p><p> </p><p>

Regal - Charlotte is a master manipulator just like her father, and Asuka is bloody lethal. The competition for the Women's Tag Team titles is starting to kick back off again post Women's Money in the Bank. </p><p> </p><p>

Joey - They're historic belts already, but you're right Regal; everyone is coming for them and Dynasty just put their names forward. </p><p> </p><p>

A music video is shown to promote The Ascension and their dark mentor; The Undertaker. </p><p> </p><p>

Joey - Raw continues next as we move forward from Money in the Bank.</p><p> </p><p>

Joey - Sheamus has had bad luck at the hands of Pindar on The Power Hour of late, whereas Damien Sandow has been relatively successful...</p><p> </p><p>

Regal - If you consider what happened to him last night in the ladder match "success". </p><p> </p><p>

Joey - Nevertheless, Sheamus will look to change his fortunes and gather momentum at the expense of the self-proclaimed Intellectual Saviour of the Sandow School. </p><p>

</p><p><strong>

DING DING DING</strong></p><p> </p><p>

In a bout that had great wrestling and good heat, Sheamus defeated Damien Sandow in 11:18 by pinfall with a Brogue Kick following botched interference by Bo Dallas. - 75</p><p> </p><p>

Joey - This has been a rough week for Bo Dallas here. He was eliminated on Power Hour from the Natural Progression Series and then abandoned by The Miz, and tonight he's cost his "professor" a win against Sheamus. </p><p> </p><p>

Dallas tries to explain himself to Sandow, to apologise, but Sandow waves him off disgusted and walks away. Once again Dallas has found himself alone after disappointing The Sandow School. </p><p> </p><p>

We cut to outside the arena, where Captain Lethal and Consequences Creed arrive at a local bar.</p><p> </p><p>

Creed - I don't know if this is such a good idea... Captain. Let's just go back to the hotel OK? We can play Assassin's Creed Blackflag!</p><p> </p><p>

Lethal - NONSENSE MY LAD! Your victory over the land lubber Briscoe deserves great revels! Tonight we dine and drink and carouse!</p><p> </p><p>

Creed - I'm not really one for carousing though is the thing... </p><p> </p><p>

Lethal - YAR HAR HAR HAR!!!</p><p> </p><p>

Lethal strolls into the bar and someone hands him a giant stein of beer, and he necks it in one go. Banging his glass on the bar, someone hands him another one. Creed steps over, looking embarrassed and glancing at people to apologise. Lethal finishes his second beer and demands another, and one for his friend. Creed tentatively accepts the beer with a forced smile.</p><p> </p><p>

Bartender - That'll be $20 pal. </p><p> </p><p>

Lethal - Pay the man Mr Creed. A ROUND FOR EVERYONE!!</p><p> </p><p>

The bar pop huge for free beers and Lethal joins the crowd, dancing and laughing with people and leaving Creed on his own at the bar reaching for his wallet. - 94</p><p>

</p><p><strong>

WEEEE-EEEELLLL!!</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>

S O S!</strong></p><p><strong>

</strong></p><p>

Big Day set for tag team action here tonight against the men who once again ruined their moment at Money in the Bank last night. Bully Ray and Guerrillas of Destiny, collectively known as Team Go3D, attacked Big Day and Edge & Christian at the culmination of the Universal Tag Team Title match last night, so Big Day petitioned Paul Heyman for this match as a measure of revenge.</p><p> </p><p>

Joey - Looks like it's gonna be Tonga Roa and Bully Ray in competition this time around. Team Go3D operating the old Freebird / New Day rule I guess. </p><p>

</p><p><strong>

DING DING DING</strong></p><p> </p><p>

In a decent match, Tonga Roa and Bully Bubba Ray defeated Big Day in 11:29 when Tonga Roa defeated Kofi after a Go2D. - 73</p><p> </p><p>

Post match, Team Go3D pile in and keep up the beating on Big Day. Show breaks free and tries to fight them off, but Tonga Roa whips him into the ropes and on his way back he and his brother try to get Show up for the Go3D, but they can't get him high enough and Show drops his full weight onto their backs, flattening them both. </p><p> </p><p>

Bully Ray whacks Big Show in the head with a steel chair and the kicking starts all over again. Kofi jumps in off the top rope and gets caught in a one man 3D by Bubba (Let's call it a 1D). Big Day are getting thrashed here by the three man group. Might be worth shifting the balance. </p><p> </p><p>

<strong>THE TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS! </strong></p><p> </p><p>

Edge and Christian slide into the ring and suddenly Bully Ray and his lads don't seem quite so keen on fighting. Bubba tries to retreat but Big Day and E&C cut them off and won't stop fighting despite the attempts by security to break them up. Once again it's an all out brawl to the back!</p><p> </p><p>

Joey - Good lord, the tag team division for the men is just as volatile as the women's. We have some of the best teams in the world here on Raw and The Universal Tag Team Titles are the richest prize on the red brand for those teams. </p><p> </p><p>

William - Edge and Christian are the veteran team, but God were trained by Bully Ray and that man is one of the most decorated tag team wrestlers in history. </p><p> </p><p>

Joey - Kofi Kingston is a multiple time tag team champion in his own right, and The Big Show... well he's Seven feet tall and 383lbs. </p><p> </p><p>

Backstage in his office, Paul Heyman is face to face with Jake Roberts. It's tense.</p><p> </p><p>

Heyman - Mr Roberts. This needs to stop. </p><p> </p><p>

Roberts - Now what could you possibly mean Paul?</p><p> </p><p>

Heyman - You know exactly what I mean Jake. I'm talking about you and your agency, specifically I'm talking about Pindar. </p><p> </p><p>

Roberts - Haha yes... my ... well let's say Insurance Policy. What exactly is the problem?</p><p> </p><p>

Heyman - He has interfered in every single championship match every client of yours has had for months. The one occasion he did not insert himself into a match was when I threatened to fire you if he did, and Rusev lost the European Title to Dean Ambrose. </p><p> </p><p>

Roberts - That didn't last long did it. </p><p> </p><p>

Heyman - No, because of Pindar! So like I said, this needs to stop. You are going to tell me who Pindar is so I can take action against him and get my brand back onto an even keel. Dean Ambrose has refused his right to a rematch against Rusev for the EU title because he knows that you'll just send Pindar out and cost him the match. You think you're protecting your client's title but all you're doing is devaluing the belt. If no one wants to challenge for it, then what's the point of having it? It will become like the Million Dollar belt or the FTW championship. Purely symbolic and lacking in any meaning. </p><p> </p><p>

Roberts - Well that's simply your opinion Paul. I'd tend to disagree because the longer my client holds his title the more meaningful it becomes. You probably know that the longest reigning European Champion in WWE history is The British Bulldog at 206 days. Thanks to Dean Ambrose, and your meddling also, we have now had to start again at 1 day and if I have to deploy an insurance policy in order for my client to beat that record then so be it. As I've previously mentioned, Pindar is a member of the Raw roster and so is perfectly within his rights to be in the arena and even at ringside. </p><p> </p><p>

Heyman - Listen to me Roberts. You will tell me who he is!</p><p> </p><p>

Roberts - Can't do it. Won't do it. Either way I am bound by a confidentially agreement with my client and cannot be compelled to reveal his identity. However you seem very worked up so allow me to throw you a bone. I'm not going to tell you who Pindar really is, but I will tell you this... he's a former World Champion. Have a good day. - 98</p><p> </p><p>

Joey - As Christopher Daniels makes his entrance here we need to talk about what just went down between Paul Heyman and Jake Roberts. The man called Pindar is not only a member of the Raw Roster, but he's also a former World Champion!</p><p> </p><p>

William - Well that excludes a few people, including Jake himself as well Bad News Barrett, but there are still over a dozen former world champions counted among the Raw roster. It could be any one of them. </p><p> </p><p>

Christopher Daniels set for one on one action with NXT member Angelo Dawkins here tonight, when just a day ago he was involved in a very technical mat based bout with ECW Champion Finn Balor. </p><p> </p><p>

In a bout that had sub-par wrestling and little heat, Christopher Daniels outwrestled and defeated Angelo Dawkins in 8:15 by submission with a Koji Clutch. </p><p> </p><p>

Joey - Daniels taking to heart the new spirit of the ECW Championship and once again wrestling a more Japanese style here tonight. Looks like Finn Balor is achieving the new direction he's set out for. </p><p> </p><p>

Regal - Well speaking of Balor, last night on Power Hour I was there to witness his interruption of the er... Rusev Day celebrations. It would appear that he's put his Mark of Balor on Rusev, but we won't find out what that means until next week when the ECW Champion has an announcement planned for next week on Raw. </p><p> </p><p>

Joey - That's next week, but the hat continues to the rise in the tag team division here on Raw next up tonight as former Universal Champions reDragon take on the team of Darren Young and R-Truth, who I guess we should start calling The Young Truth. </p><p> </p><p>

Regal - Fish and O'Reilly have been embroiled in a feud with Consequences Creed and Jay Lethal... </p><p> </p><p>

Joey - Captain Lethal. The pirate Captain Lethal. </p><p> </p><p>

Regal - Shut up. The feud started off friendly but very quickly became less so. Add that to the fact that due a stipulation they are barred from challenging for the Universal Tag Team titles for as long as Edge and Christian are champions, and you might understand the perceived change in attitude of reDragon. </p><p> </p><p>

In a bout that had decent wrestling but didn't have much heat, reDRagon defeated R-Truth and Darren Young in 7:59 when Kyle O'Reilly defeated Darren Young by pinfall with a Chasing The Dragon. - 75</p><p> </p><p>

Joey - That was a foregone conclusion before it even got going. </p><p> </p><p>

Regal - I'm surprised it even lasted that long. I think reDragon were just toying with Truth and Young, taking their frustrations out on their opponents. </p><p> </p><p>

AJ Styles comes on down to the ring, where the canvas has been changed to blue and a TV in the shape of the Money in the Bank Briefcase has been sit up in the ring. </p><p>

</p><p><span style="color:#00BFFF;"><strong>

PHENOMENAL STYLES CHAT</strong></span></p><p> </p><p>

AJ has his actual briefcase on him, and when he gets in the ring he hooks it to a cord and has it raised just above him in the middle of the ring. He even mimes reaching for it. </p><p> </p><p>

AJ - Welcome to The Phenomenal Styles Chat! This is my time to talk about what I want with who ever the heck I want. It's my time to talk because every other time from now on is my time to act. Last night I did what five other men could not do, and what no one else has done in the history of the WWE. I didn't just climb a ladder and reach up for my opportunity, I JUMPED! I jumped the chasm and I swung over certain doom to win Money in the Bank because I am a winner. </p><p> </p><p>

AJ - Ever since I came to the WWE earlier this year I have been a winner. Over on Smackdown I was a winner and since being drafted to Raw I've continued to be phenomenal. But I can't have a Phenomenal Styles Chat with myself, Lord knows I'd prefer it, so I've gone ahead and booked myself a guest. Conversation is always much more interesting when you get two opposing forces together so since I'm one of life's winner I thought I'd get in one of life's losers. So allow me to introduce my guest for tonight... Daniel Bryan.</p><p> </p><p>

Daniel Bryan, still bandaged from last night, makes his way to the ring. He looks fairly put out, as if he's been forced to be here rather than been invited. </p><p> </p><p>

AJ - Daniel Bryan! How are you doing man? You look... well you don't look good do you? Last night me and you both competed in the Money in the Bank Ladder Match! It was my first one, and it was your second one right? I know it was. I know everything about you Daniel! </p><p> </p><p>

Bryan - You do do you?</p><p> </p><p>

AJ - Heck yes I do. I know you won your debut Money in the Bank match, cashed in the briefcase and won the title! You lead the YES! movement, occupied Raw and forced the Authority to give in to people power and put you in the Main Event of Wrestlemania where you beat Batista AND Randy Orton together to win both the WWE and World Heavyweight Title! Right everyone? Remember that? YES! YES! YES!</p><p> </p><p>

AJ - That's right people! You remember that? Of course you do! That was a huge moment in WWE history man! And there's the word... HISTORY. All that stuff you that defines you, well that's in the past Daniel. All you've done lately is what, exactly? You lost the World Heavyweight Title to Christian, then he beat you for it what... five times? Then you won the Royal Rumble! Congratulations! You headlined Wrestlemania AGAIN but this... well this time you lost and John Cena won didn't he? Then last night you headline once more in the Money in the Bank Ladder Match and... you lost. Because that's what you do now Daniel. You lose. </p><p> </p><p>

Bryan - I beat you. Remember that? You ducked me for weeks until I finally got you in the ring and then once it was all over YOU might remember it was Daniel Bryan 1, AJ Styles nothing. </p><p> </p><p>

AJ - And see there you are again Daniel, living in the past. I'm not out here to talk about how you suck in the ring and you're not good enough to face me and blah blah blah... because that's stupid. Everyone here knows you're one of the best workers in the business, but somewhere along the way you lost your edge Daniel. </p><p> </p><p>

Bryan - You want me to prove that's not true? Because we can get this carpet and TV out of here and we can do Daniel Bryan vs AJ Styles 2 right here TONIGHT!</p><p> </p><p>

The crowd pop the roof off and get back into chanting YES! YES! YES!</p><p> </p><p>

AJ - Yeah? You all wanna see AJ Styles and Daniel Bryan tear it up one more time?!</p><p> </p><p>

YES! YES! YES! YES!</p><p> </p><p>

AJ - Well too bad, cuz that aint happening!</p><p> </p><p>

Boooooooooooooooo!!!</p><p> </p><p>

AJ - That's to happening Daniel because you see this... </p><p> </p><p>

He points up to the MitB briefcase. </p><p> </p><p>

AJ - That says I'm automatically the number one contender for the World Heavyweight Title, whenever I please, for a year. It also means... and believe me Daniel I get no pleasure from saying this... it also means that you're beneath me. Sooner or later I'm gonna expand out from this here talk show to the main event to the World Heavyweight Championship and then Monday Night Raw will be the house that AJ Styles built and you... well maybe Paul Heyman will do you a favour and get you a spot in the Natural Progression Series.</p><p> </p><p>

Bryan squares up to AJ, looks him straight in the eyes... then turns away and leaves. - 92</p><p> </p><p>

Money in the Bank has caused ripples all over the Kernowverse, and to keep the wave crashing we have a one on one match between two of last night's competitors. Chris Jericho, the inventor of the ladder match and some might argue the Runner Up last night, and Randy Orton who was added to the match late after he neutralised John Morrison. </p><p> </p><p>

In a superb match, Chris Jericho defeated Randy Orton in 14:57 by pinfall after Orton went for the RKO, Jericho blocked it, spun him around and hit the Codebreaker. - 79</p><p> </p><p>

Jericho picks up the win in a hard fought and SUPERB match. Afterwards he helps Randy up and the two shake hands, but Randy goes for another RKO, then stops short. He's just screwing around. He slaps Jericho on the back exits the ring so Chris can have his hand raised. </p><p> </p><p>

The Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling; Sasha Banks, Alicia Fox and your new Universal Women's Champion Naomi enter the arena all neon and lit up and what have you. The crowd boo the ever loving hell out of them, but GLOW either don't hear it or more likely couldn't care less. They dance on down to the ring together, Naomi conspicuously without her newly won title belt.</p><p> </p><p>

Naomi - Shut up!</p><p> </p><p>

Alicia - Shut</p><p> </p><p>

Sasha - Up!</p><p> </p><p>

Naomi - I said Shut Up because I'm talking right now! I am... we are... the Universal Women's Champion!</p><p> </p><p>

Alicia - We're so money...</p><p> </p><p>

Sasha - We're so hot...</p><p> </p><p>

Naomi - We're so bad that we beat Natalya on Sunday and then she RETIRED! She's gone!</p><p> </p><p>

Alicia - For...</p><p> </p><p>

Sasha - Ever!</p><p> </p><p>

Naomi - So it looks like the WWE aint got no more... Hart! What it needs is to feel</p><p> </p><p>

Alicia - The</p><p> </p><p>

Sasha - GLOW!</p><p> </p><p>

Naomi - Bring me my damn title!</p><p> </p><p>

A ring hand gives Sasha a black bag, who passes it to Alicia, who passes it to Naomi. </p><p> </p><p>

Naomi - Natalya's belt has the stink of failure on it. This here... this here is ours.</p><p> </p><p>

Naomi produces a bright blue and white glowing belt, covered in neon details and flickering LEDs.</p><p> </p><p>

Joey - Well look at that thing! The Universal Women's Title is feeling the GLOW now Regal.</p><p> </p><p>

Regal - That's a bloody eyesore. </p><p> </p><p>

Naomi - You all gonna feel the GLOW now! We aint never giving up this belt and we aint never gonna lose it. So bring on whoever you got and they can feel</p><p> </p><p>

Alicia - The</p><p> </p><p>

Sasha - PAIN!</p><p> </p><p>

TAMINA SNUKA IS HERE!</p><p> </p><p>

GLOW all scatter out of the ring as Snuka comes for a fight!</p><p> </p><p>

We cut backstage, where Women's Tag Team Champions Paige and Bayley are watching the show at a weird diagonal angle. Paige is bandaged from hip to neck after the nasty ass ladder shot she took at MitB.</p><p> </p><p>

Bayley - This is insane! They're not going to get away with talking like that about Natalya. We need to go down there and put a stop to this!</p><p> </p><p>

Paige - Are YOU insane? Look at me! I got Joey Mercury'd in the tits yesterday saving your stupid arse and now you want me to go out and join you in a two on three fight? Jesus Bayley, wind your neck in!</p><p> </p><p>

Bayley - Well I'm going to gorilla just. You can stay here if you want.</p><p> </p><p>

Bayley leaves, and out of the shadows steps Jake "The Snake" Roberts.</p><p> </p><p>

Jake - You did the right thing. Trust me. </p><p> </p><p>

Back at ringside, the women of GLOW all point at each other, but Naomi begs off because she's the Champion and her back hurts. Sasha and Alicia argue back and forth about who has to face Tamina, but Alicia gets a little too close to the ring and is pulled over the top rope by her hair. </p><p> </p><p>

Joey - Well I guess Alicia has the er... honour... of facing Tamina Snuka in this match.</p><p> </p><p>

In a terrible match, Tamina vs Alicia Fox was thrown out when Tamina went up high for the Superfly Splash and Sasha Banks shoved her off the turnbuckle. Naomi jumped in and GLOW laid boots into Tamina in the middle of the ring. </p><p> </p><p>

Bayley runs in to make the save!</p><p> </p><p>

By punching Sasha Banks in the chops. </p><p> </p><p>

She drops Sasha and turns to bash Fox, but instead eats a super kick in the jaw and hits the mat like a pushed over vending machine. Tamina attempts a comeback in the confusion and gets a few good shots in before she eats the GLOW triple team move; double flap jack by Banks & Fox into the X-Factor from Naomi. It needs a name, but I think it would look cool. </p><p> </p><p>

GLOW dig in on battering Tamina and Bayley. </p><p> </p><p>

Joey - This is just a mugging now. Tamina has power, Bayley has experience, but GLOW has numbers and the numbers game always wins. </p><p> </p><p>

Regal - Things have just evened out! Here comes Paige!</p><p> </p><p>

But Paige stops short. GLOW have grouped, Naomi holding her new belt up ready. Paige feels her bandaged and knackered torso and starts to have second thoughts. GLOW sense this, and Naomi has Sasha and Alicia hold up Bayley. </p><p> </p><p>

Joey - They're taunting her! Paige is badly injured. </p><p> </p><p>

Regal - Looks like Bayley is about to be. </p><p> </p><p>

Paige makes a move to get down the ring, but once again from the shadows... </p><p> </p><p>

Jake takes Paige by the arm and leads her away. She turns back just in time to see Naomi blast Bayley with the belt. </p><p> </p><p>

Joey - Paige just hung Bayley out to dry here!</p><p> </p><p>

Regal - Bollocks! You've seen her! She's injured Joey! I can't stand Jake Roberts, but he made the right call here. </p><p> </p><p>

Tamina pulls Bayley out of the ring and they both collapse to the floor, leaving GLOW to gloat with the new Universal Women's Title belt. - 86</p><p> </p><p>

Cut back to the bar</p><p> </p><p>

Captain Lethal is standing on the bar teaching the entire place the words to his theme song. </p><p> </p><p>

Lethal - YAR HAR FIDDLE DE DEEE!!!</p><p> </p><p>

Creed is amongst the group, having fun and chatting to some girl, when Lethal grabs him and pulls him up onto the bar. Creed is NOT up for it, but Lethal is very persistent. He starts singing again...</p><p> </p><p>

Lethal - DO WHAT YOU WANT CUZ A PIRATE IS FREE...</p><p> </p><p>

Then he throws to Creed, who looks sheepish and tries to beg off, but Lethal just keeps staring at him. He looks at the girl, she's staring at him too. The whole bar is staring at him. </p><p> </p><p>

Creed - you are a pirate. </p><p> </p><p>

The bar goes nuts and they all cheer and clap as Creed loosens up and joins Lethal in a rousing sing-a-long of his mint theme tune.- 84</p><p> </p><p>

Joey - Looks to me like Creed is finally getting on board with Captain Lethal's whole approach to life. </p><p> </p><p>

Regal - Hmmm. </p><p> </p><p>

Joey - Nevertheless Regal, we're up to our Main Event for the night and it's a first time ever for these two competitors in the ring. Intercontinental Champions Amazing Kong will go one on one with Rob Van Dam... NEXT!</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>ONE OF A KIND!!</strong></p><p> </p><p>

RVD will challenge a renewed Bad News Barrett for the World Heavyweight Title at Crossfire in three weeks, but tonight is a challenge of another kind in the Amazing Kong.</p><p> </p><p>

The Intercontinental Champion turned her back on a seeming face turn when she re-allied with Bad News, helping him overcome Kane at Money in the Bank. She is undefeated in singles competition here in the WWE and tonight marks her first match as Champion, as well as her first one on one match with a male opponent. Just a reminder that the IC title is NOT on the line in this match, but with RVD a former champion and challenger for the World Title, the outcome of this bout definitely has some implications for all titles concerned. </p><p> </p><p>

Joey - Kong is giving up a couple of inches in height to RVD but at 272 she outweighs the Whole F'n Show by 40lbs</p><p> </p><p>

Regal - Rob has barely ever been the largest person in a match, but that's a lot of power come at him from the IC Champion.</p><p> </p><p>

In a good match, Amazing Kong defeated Rob Van Dam in 16:14 by pinfall with an Amazing Bomb. - 70</p><p> </p><p>

RVD goes to roll out of the ring, but Kong grabs him in a Camel Clutch and holds Rob up facing the ramp.</p><p> </p><p>

Barrett enters with the World Heavyweight Title held high. </p><p> </p><p>

Bad News - See you at Crossfire Rob. I'm looking forward to it. </p><p> </p><p>

<strong><span style="color:#2E8B57;">Overall - 82</span></strong></p>

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</p><div style="text-align:center;"><p><strong><span style="color:#FF0000;">Kernowverse RAW Presents...</span></strong></p></div><p></p><div style="text-align:center;"><p><strong><span style="color:#A0522D;"><span style="font-size:14px;">CROSSFIRE</span></span></strong></p></div><p></p><div style="text-align:center;"><p>Sunday July Week 3, 2017</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>World Heavyweight Title Match</strong></p><p>

Bad News Barrett © vs Rob Van Dam</p></div><p></p><p></p>

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<p></p><div style="text-align:center;"><p><strong><span style="color:#0000FF;">Kernowverse Smackdown Presents...</span></strong></p><p><strong>

</strong><strong><span style="color:#FFA500;"><span style="font-size:14px;">CLASH OF CHAMPIONS</span></span></strong></p><p>

Sunday July Week 4, 2017</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>WWE Championship Scramble Match</strong></p><p>

Antonio Cesaro © v Tyson Kidd v John Cena v Roman Reigns v Jeff Hardy</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>WWE United States Championship Scramble Match</strong></p><p>

Luke Harper © v Austin Aries v <strong>**Kota Ibushi**</strong> v ??? v ???</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>WWE Tag Team Championship Match</strong></p><p>

End of Days © (Alistair Black and Baron Corbin) v The Revival (Scott Dawson and Dash Wilder) v Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn (Mr Money in the Bank)</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>

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CWC July Week 1

 

"BOOM! BOOM! BOOM-BA-BOOM! BOOM!"

 

The show starts with an impressive opening of pyro, before the lights are raised and several sections of the excited crowd are shown waving various signs. The focus then switches to the announce table where Corey Graves and Tom Phillips introduce and hype tonight's show…

 

Tom – “Money in the bank is in the past but the show must go on. CWC is live from Kent State University and the CWC Universe is on their feet because they know they’re going to see something special here tonight….”

 

Graves – “Adrian Neville. Ricochet. 1 on 1. WWE Cruiserweight Championship…. It doesn’t need any more hype than that. Big money match up in our main event tonight.”

 

Tom – “Absolutely Corey. In addition to that we will be getting fallout as well from the Money in the Bank Pay Per View as Hideo Itami pulled off the victory of his WWE Career so far against Seth Rollins, and we are to hear from Rey Mysterio as well in regards to our next PPV.. Coming up in just three weeks time.”

 

Graves – “But first of all CWC’s resident luchador is here to try and earn a big time victory….

 

Tom – “… What is this?”

 

Graves – “THE LANDSCAPE IS SHIFTING ON CWC ONCE AGAIN. THE VILLAIN, MARTY SCURLL…. HAS ARRIVED”.

 

Marty Scurll makes his way to the ring with not one, but two of his signature umbrellas clenched in his hands. After milking his entrance, he wedges one umbrella vertically in his own corner, weaving the buckle pad string around it. The second is placed underneath in a manner akin to when Finlay placed his shillelagh on the mat before his matches.

 

Tom – “Well, Marty isn’t going to forget which corner is his…”

 

Ding Ding Ding.

 

Graves – “To those who don’t know who Marty Scurll is… You are about to learn a lot very quickly. Scurll is the epitome of the British style, but that style is mixed with the most sinister, classic, and eccentric persona one would care to meet. Trust me. His entrance attire isn’t just for show, it is a true reflection of the man behind the mask.

 

In a bout that had sub-par wrestling and little heat, Marty Scurll Controlled proceedings for the majority of match. He kept Kalisto grounded, worked the digits like Marty does, and was just too slippery for his Mexican counterpart to deal with. At the 7 minute mark, just as Kalisto was looking to speed things up, the umbrella Marty had set up vertically in the corner popped open. It read “Villain”. It was enough of a distraction for the referee to make the decision to get rid of it. While the referee was distracted, Marty pushed Kalisto out of the way, grabbed the second umbrella from underneath the referee, used it to low blow Kalisto.. Before locking him in the …

 

Graves – “CHICKENWING”

 

Marty Scurll wins on his debut by submission.

 

Tom – “I would not be looking forward to entering the ring with the finger snapping, Umbrella wielding maniac… Marty …. Scurll.

 

A video piece is played, 'Up Close and Personal with Seth Rollins'.

 

It shows Seth soon after his defeat to Hideo Itami at Money in the Bank. Some interviewer tried to grab some quick words with Seth after his defeat, but Seth was speechless. As the interviewer got more and more pushy for some sort of reaction, Seth can be seen visibly having to keep himself in line. Eventually he knocks the womens microphone out of her hands and tells her to scram. He then stares coldly at the camera before walking off. (84)

 

Backstage, Marty Scurll is seen walking towards his dressing room. He is however stopped in the hallway by this man….

 

Cody – “Marty… Marty Scurll…. It’s me… You know who I am right? I’m Cody Rhodes… And after watching what you just did to Kalisto out there… Boy.. do I have a business proposition for you.. Here.. Why don’t you come hop into my limo and we go somewhere for a drink?”

 

Marty mulls it over for a few seconds… but that’s all it takes for him to take Cody up on his offer. Both men enter the limo as it drives off into the night.

 

A video piece is played, 'Up Close and Personal with Hideo Itami’.

 

In the same style to the Seth Rollins video piece played earlier, an interviewer, fresh off having her microphone slapped away by The Architect … Nervously asks Hideo how he feels after this monumental victory….. Hideo Itami Is much more open to giving his reaction though… He shouts “I TOLD YOU…. I TOLD YOU ALL”… followed by… “CWC IS ON NOTICE. I OWN THIS PLACE NOW”… Before slapping the microphone again out of the reporters hands….

 

The reporter runs off crying, presumably to collect her P45. (76)

 

Tom – “Eesh… CWC perhaps not the best place to start gaining experience for a career in journalism then Corey?”

 

Graves – “Everybody on this roster are ultra talented, ultra aggressive fighters. If you want to pursue journalism, I hear that Monday nights on the Power Hour with Renee Young are the place to be.”

 

Rey Misterio Jr – “My friends. Welcome to CWC. I am here to introduce to you tonight’s main event but first I wish to acknowledge someone…. Tyson Kidd. You fought well last night compadre, and, despite what others may feel about you… You deserve respect for that… CWC remains your home and we are here to welcome you back brother whenever you feel the need to return….

 

And for our future… Smackdown and CWC are now on the road to SummerSlam. I’m not giving too much away tonight, but Monday night has already implemented ideas so that means Tuesday nights has to counter in kind. SummerSlam is one of the biggest events of the year and with that in mind, no-one should assume that their paths to the event are set in stone. Performances from people like Tyson Kidd in recent weeks have lead me to initiate the return of one of WWE’s more… Bizarre match types… BUT. I won’t be telling you what it is just yet. That’s for tomorrow night. TONIGHT. Is about one thing… And that is the Cruiserweight Championship. Ring announcer… Take it away…”

 

“The following contest is scheduled for one fall. And it is for… THE WWE CRUISERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP…

 

A backstage worker is shown knocking on a door with "Adrian Neville" on the placard. Moments later Adrian Neville himself emerges from the locker room, looking psyched up. He goes through Gorilla and onto the stage..

 

He gets a whack of pyro, which returns a writhe smile on the Englishmans face. Clearly. This is the spotlight he thinks he deserves…

 

Tom – “Adrian Neville’s last defence of the Cruiserweight Championship was at Payback. He beat Tyson Kidd and Ricochet in a triple threat that ended when Neville rolled up Ricochet after an unfortunate clash of heads cost both him and Tyson Kidd. Does Ricochet stand a chance here tonight?”

 

Graves – “Ricochet stands a chance because Ricochet is Ricochet. He’s one of the few people in WWE who can produce the magic that Adrian Neville does in the ring. This issue is that Ricochet will have to deliver all of that and maybe even more to have any chance of beating Adrian tonight… On top of that, Adrian will happily walk away from here tonight with a count out, DQ, or a cheap roll up. That makes Neville the favourite.”

 

Theres a lot less flash in “The Prince’s" entrance, but then again… As of right now he’s only a Prince. To get Pyro he has to beat “The King”….

 

The referee checks on both men….. Rey Mysterio has pulled up a pew to watch this one with everyone else…. Everyone In the crowd have had their toilet breaks…. Here we go…

 

DING DING DING

 

We’re off. There does seem to be a vibe of mutual respect between these two men, but that vibe is quickly washed away. Both men tie up and jostle for position, but they’re both just so darn athletic that they manage to counter each other’s early attempts at a dominant position. Their movement already has some in the crowds jaws dropping.. And we’re just in the phasing out stages.

 

Neville manages to slyly sweep Ricochets legs from under him while faning an attempt at a headlock. As Ricochet falls, Neville viciously puts the flat of his boot down on ‘The Princes” chin. It hits like a reverse Curbstomp. Ricochet goes limp and Neville quickly attempts a cover. 2 count. Neville transitions straight into a rear chin lock. As Ricochet attempts to wriggle free, Neville changes tact. Reverse snapmare connects, followed immediately with a swift Superkick to the jaw of a knelt Ricochet. Cover. 2 count again… Into a new submission hold, this time a rear naked choke…

 

Graves – “Adrian has come out here with a game plan. Submission. Strike, Strike, Cover. Rinse and repeat. Ricochet has yet to find a way to stop this but he’s going to have to quick…”

 

Ricochet attempts to turn around. In doing so he gets to his feet and breaks the hold briefly with a jawjacker. Neville releases the hold but is straight back on the offence. He sprints to the ropes, rebounds, and attempts for a slingblade. Ricochet has the where-with-all however to prevent Neville from taking flight, and instead counters the move into an SOS type flip. COVER. 1 AND A HALF!

 

Tom – “Ricochet needs to build momentum here!”

 

Neville stands up. Step up Hurricarana by Ricochet. Neville flips and somehow rolls back onto his feet. Neville goes for a flying something but gets caught by Ricochet. Spinebuster! Neville is flattened!

 

Graves – “Speed and power by Prince Ricochet there! He has it all!”

 

Ricochet rebounds off the ropes. Backflip. Then a Backroll. He handstands and grabs Neville by the head with his feet. Upside down reverse faceplant to Neville!! Neville is reeling. Ricochet goes to the ring apron. Springboard dropkick!! Neville finds his way to the outside of the ring…. Ricochet goes for it all… Suicide Di… BUT NEVILLE BLASTS RICOCHET WITH AN ELBOW. He’s quick to throw him back into the ring. This time it’s Neville on the ring apron. Springboard dropkick of his own! No cover though. Instead….

 

RINGS OF SATURN!!!!

 

Ricochet has nowhere to go. He grasps and reaches but he’s not going to get to the ropes. Instead he manages to release one arm and grab Adrian Neville by the hair. He pulls on it illegally and the referee has to count. 1…2…3…4. Ricochet lets go but it’s done the job….

 

Graves – “And it’s pissed Neville off as well.”

 

Neville, furious, pelts Ricochet with soccer kicks to the head. He then rebounds off the ropes again but Ricochet has jumped to his feet. CRUSHER CUTTER.

 

COVER.

 

1

 

2

 

2 and a half!

 

 

 

KICK OUT

 

Tom – “Neville let his emotions get the best of him!”

 

Graves – “I can’t pick what way this is going to go Tom!”

 

Ricochet sets Neville up for Vertigo. Neville wriggles free and instead looks to send Ricochet over his head. Ricochet stops dead though and plants Neville with a tornado DDT so hard that Neville looks to stand up on his head. The impact is devastating and it has Ricochet in the position of his career here…. He moves Neville into the corner of the ring. Cannonball! He transitions from the cannonball into a forward roll that takes him straight onto the top turnbuckle…

 

Graves – “If he hits anything here he’s won this. Get up Neville!!!”

 

Neville finds the ability to stand up in the corner and grab Ricochet in a package. PACKAGE POWERBOMB. Ricochet is now in Neville’s sights. The King of the Cruiserweights has Ricochet down and prone. He attempts to hit wrestling’s most devastating manoeuvre to put this to bed….

 

RED ARRROOOOOWWWWWWWW.

 

BUT RICOCHET HAS BACKROLLED AWAY. Neville hits the mat like a sack of stones. SHINING WIZARD FROM RICOCHET! Neville has had his head taken off AGAIN. Ricochet needs to make sure though. VERTIGGGGOOOOOOOOO. COVER….. IT HAS TO BE IT.

 

1

 

2

 

 

 

BUT NEVILLE KICKS OUT. Ricochet is gobsmacked. I’m Gobsmacked. My word document is gobsmacked. Corey Graves has had a heart attack….

 

Ricochet has one move left. Just one. Neville kicked out on instinct but that’s all. He hasn’t moved since. Ricochet goes high…..

 

Tom – “I know what’s coming but I wish I didn’t…..”

 

Graves – “This is impossible…..”

 

720 MOONSAULT. HE GOT ALL OF IT.

 

1

 

2

 

****ing 3.

 

Ricochet defeats Adrian Neville in 13:01 by pinfall with an unbelievable 720 Moonsault. Ricochet wins the WWE Cruiserweight title.

 

Grasping his newly won title, Ricochet collapses to his knees inside the ring and stares at it in disbelief. Once more Ricochet clutches the belt to his chest as multi-coloured confetti falls from the rafters to mark the nights events… Rey Mysterio joins the WWE Universe in applauding the new Cruiserweight Champion.

 

Overall Rating - 71

 

TL;DR

 

Marty Scurll makes his CWC debut, defeating Kalisto

Interview segment with Seth Rollins who is furious about his loss to Itami at MitB

Backstage, Marty Scurll is approached by Cody Rhodes

Interview segment with Hideo Itami, putting the CWC roster on notice.

Ricochet defeats Neville to win the Cruiserweight Title

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<p>Wondering if perhaps my shows are a little on the long side. </p><p>

These are the versions we send one another as we play, so they're heavily embellished and presented as if you were watching a full show live.</p><p> </p><p>

This is my first Dynasty so I've just been uploading the shows as we do them, but having read some others I've some really compelling short ones and some engrossing long ones, so considering maybe going the shorter route. </p><p> </p><p>

Thoughts?</p>

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<p>Smackdown July Week 1</p><p> </p><p>

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<strong>"BOOM! BOOM! BOOM-BA-BOOM! BOOM!"</strong></p><p><strong>

</strong></p><p>

The show starts with an impressive opening of pyro, before the lights are raised and several sections of the excited crowd are shown waving various signs. The focus then switches to the announce table where Michael Cole and JBL introduce and hype tonight's show….</p><p> </p><p>

Cole – “We’re here. We’re loud. And we’re hard as nails. Welcome to Kernowverse Smackdown!”</p><p> </p><p>

JBL – “The landscapes changed a bit since we were here last Michael…”</p><p> </p><p>

Graves – “Yes it has, and that is because Tuesday night Smackdown has it’s very own Mr. Money in the bank…. Congratulations to you… Sami Zayn”</p><p> </p><p>

Cole - "Already lined up for us tonight folks is a tag team number one contenders match, as The Revival take on Perfect Plie in our main event, as well as United States Championship action, as a very hesitant Austin Aries looks for some way to beat Luke Harper as he cashes in his rematch clause just a bit later on...." </p><p> </p><p>

But first of all, GM Rey is here to lay down the current situation.</p><p> </p><p>

Rey - "Welcome all to Smackdown Live. Now I'll get right into it. Previously on CWC, I alluded to Smackdowns next PPV event. With all eyes now on the Road to Summerslam, I said that everyone deserves a fair shot at carving their own path to the event. That road starts at our next PPV, Night of Champions.</p><p> </p><p>

Not only will all of Smackdowns titles be defended at the event, which is slightly unusual now yes, but I’m bringing back a concept that will give those who deserve it the chance to carve out that path we were just talking about. I’m talking of course about,….. THE CHAMPIONSHIP SCRAMBLE MATCH.</p><p> </p><p>

Graves - "Oh Christ"</p><p> </p><p>

Yup. For those of you who are not familiar of this match, it consists of 5 men total, 2 of whom start in the ring. The bout is contested between these two men for 5 minutes before another entrant is added at random. This goes on until all men have entered proceedings. From the second that bell rings. We don’t have a champion. Each pinfall earned throughout the whole match earns that person the championship at that time. The official champion will be declared when the timer runs out….</p><p> </p><p>

Currently, I have decided on one Championship Scramble match. The WWE Championship. Current Champion Antonio Cesaro knocked Tyson Kidd off on Sunday but it was by no way an easy fight. There were circumstances around the ending of the match that I’m not quite happy about, so I’ve decided Tyson Kidd deserves a spot. Also deserving of spots are….. Roman Reigns and John Cena. They bested Bray Wyatt to an extent that I’ve yet to even hear whispers of Brays current location …. And I think their participation gives an interesting dynamic to the match…</p><p> </p><p>

That leaves one spot…. Which will be filled NOW. As Jeff Hardy faces former NWA World Heavyweight Champion Samoa Joe. Get a referee out here!” (86)</p><p> </p><p>

In a bout that had good wrestling and a decent reaction from the crowd, Jeff Hardy defeated Samoa Joe in 14:25 by pinfall. In a match that a very angry Samoa Joe controlled. Jeff managed to hit Whisper in the wind and then catch Joe immediately with with a quick cradle afterwards. A fairly fast 3 count later and Jeff is off to Night of Champions! (80)</p><p> </p><p>

In the ring, a victorious Jeff scarpers and leaves and even more irate Samoa Joe…</p><p> </p><p>

Joe – “REY…… REYYYYYYYYY. ARGGHHHHHHHHHHHH. GIVE ME…… NAKAMURRRRRRAAAAAAAAAA. OR GIVE ME MY NWA WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP….. THIS ISN’T OVER. NONE OF THIS IS OVER. SHINSUKE!! DO YOU HEAR ME? I DON’T CARE WHAT YOU HAVE ‘LINED’ UP FOR MY TITLE… I’M BRING IT HOME.” (81)</p><p> </p><p>

A video plays recapping last night events on CWC. Ricochet beat Neville in an absolute barn stormer of the match, winning himself the Cruiserweight Championship in the process. That means that it will be Ricochet who is taking that belt to Night of Champions.........</p><p> </p><p>

Cole – “What do you think of the Championship Scramble then guys?”</p><p> </p><p>

Graves – “It’s hectic to even think about isn’t it? We’re going to have multiple guys ‘win’ the WWE Championship in one night. That’s a mental concept to get your head around”</p><p> </p><p>

JBL – “Yes it is. But for guys like Tyson Kidd who are looking for that break, for guys like John Cena who are just one World Championship away from the all time record, for Jeff who needs this to cement his legacy and for Roman who…. Well. Roman just wants it. This match gives everyone the chance they’ve been looking for.”</p><p> </p><p>

Cole - "Contrary to that. This match gives one person the chance he hasn't really been looking for..."</p><p> </p><p>

Graves - "He's wearing a brave face..."</p><p> </p><p>

JBL -"Screw the braveness. I'm uncomfortable just sat this close to Luke Harper."</p><p> </p><p>

As this US Champinoship rematch gets underway. Austin Aries looks visibly…. Worried. To be fair who wouldn’t be? Luke Harper is an absolute animal and more worryingly, no-one can even be totally sure as to if even Luke knows his own intentions…..</p><p> </p><p>

It becomes evident very early on that he doesn’t.</p><p> </p><p>

Instead of this match going down like a title match should, Luke Harper creams Austin all over the place. So much so that the referee has to throw this match out because Luke is unrelenting. Eventually. Harper gets bored and leaves a decimated Austin Aries lifeless in ring. He turns and leaves, not even taking his title with him. The referee is instead left in the ring with it.. Until Harper gets to the top of the ramp and realises that he’s missing an accessory. He wonders what that may be for a moment, remembers as he turns around, promptly collects his Championship then runs off. (69)</p><p> </p><p>

Backstage Rey talking to some suits after watching that match - "Eesh. Gents, we need to do something about Luke Harper, and do you know what? I've got just the idea. Championship Freakin' Scramble. US Championship. Luke Harper vs... Errmm.. Stick Austin in there.. and then sort out some qualifying matches. Go go go!"</p><p> </p><p>

A video plays recapping John Cena and Roman Reigns vs. Bray Wyatt and Erick Rowan at Money in the Bank. VPS got their payback once and for all, by burying The Wyatt family underneath heaps of twisted metal to win their last men standing match. As Rey touched on earlier, no-one has head from Bray or Erick since…. (83)</p><p> </p><p>

Graves - "IBUUUUUUUUSHHHHHIIIIII time. Who's ready to watch something freaking insane?"</p><p> </p><p>

Cole - "Kota does have a knack for giving us moments that we've never seen before....."</p><p> </p><p>

JBL - "And we're hearing from above that this match has now been turned into a qualifying match for the United States Championship Scramble match at Night of Champions... Big stakes in every match up here tonight on WWE Smackdown..."</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Ding Ding Ding</strong></p><p> </p><p>

In a decent match (duh), Kota Ibushi defeated Karl Anderson in 12:21 by pinfall after a Tiger Bomb/Standing Morckscrew Moonsault combo (Jesus). (77)</p><p> </p><p>

As Kota celebrates a hard earned and much needed win here on Smackdown, Luke Gallows decides to blast Kota Ibushi from behind. Down Kota goes! Gallows ground and pounds the Japanese superstar until Karl Anderson is back on his feet. Spinebuster by Anderson. Flapjack by Gallows. MAGIC KILLER in the middle of the ring by 'The Club'. G+A look to be done. But then decide they're not. They drag Kota by the scruff of his neck to the top of the ramp, then they walk on over to the side where the drop is. They deliver a wicked Magic Killer, with Gallows on the ramp and Anderson on the tier below, planting a nearly vertical Kota Ibushi head first onto the concrete. (72)</p><p> </p><p>

Much like last week, a fairly vague and ominous video airs showing Brock Lesnar. There's a bunch of images with his back turned before he turns around and does the gnarl face that is shown above. (75)</p><p> </p><p>

Michael Cole - "Well, we apologise for what just happened to Kota Ibushi there. We should be announcing that Kota has qualified for the United States Championship Scramble at Night of Championship, BUT, obviously after seeing his beatdown at the hands of The Good Brothers, we cannot as of yet clarify his participation. We will inform you of any information as we get it. But, what we can tell you about is a match we've just been told about for next week...."</p><p> </p><p>

Graves - "intriguing doesn't even do it justice. We will get Dolph Ziggler teaming up with Shelton Benjamin, to take on the team and fellow running buddies of Chad Gable and Jason Jordan. The winning team earn two slots in the United States Championship Scramble match. AmericA will be represented then, but by who?" (67)</p><p> </p><p>

Cole - "Well, Cody Rhodes seemed to make a friend on CWC didn't he Corey?"</p><p> </p><p>

Graves - "We have no idea what was discussed in the limo between Cody Rhodes and Marty Scurll last night. All we know is that tonight, Cody gets in the ring for 1 on 1 action....." </p><p> </p><p>

In a bout that had decent wrestling but didn't have much heat, a newly focused and efficient Cody Rhodes defeated Tyler Breeze in 10:51 by pinfall with a Cross Rhodes. Afterwards, Cody flicks up the Too Sweet before telling everybody to "watch this space..."(61)</p><p> </p><p>

Graves - "Ominous stuff from the sole member of The Bullet Club....."</p><p> </p><p>

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------</p><p> </p><p>

Are you Ready........?</p><p> </p><p>

I mean are you really ready??????</p><p> </p><p>

THE BOYS ARE HERE.</p><p> </p><p>

Kevin Owens. Defender of Friendship. Sami Zayn. MR MONEY IN THE BANK. </p><p> </p><p>

The indie darlings get the biggest pop of the night. There are you deserve it chants and there's even one guy happily sobbing away.</p><p> </p><p>

Kevin Owens - "Ladies and Gentleman. WELCOME. TO THE SAMI AND KEVIN SHOW!"</p><p> </p><p>

Sami - "No no no no. WELCOME. TO THE KEVIN OWENS SHOW. Kevin. I stand here as Mr Money in the bank, and it's all because of you. Do you know what that means? It means that WE'RE, going to one day become the WWE Champion...."</p><p> </p><p>

Owens - "No no Sami. This is your achievement. Not mine. You earned this."</p><p> </p><p>

Sami - "No. Not this time. You've been on a personal journey Kevin and this is your moment as much as it is mine. You brought us back together, you brought the streamers and the kick ass music and you sacrificed yourself on Sunday. In fact, I haven't really done very much.....</p><p> </p><p>

Owens - "No Sami, don't say that.. you do just.."</p><p> </p><p>

Sami - "Kevin. This briefcase has a one year expiry on it. That is forever. It's not something I want to think about now. What I want to think about, is repaying you. So I went to Rey Mysterio and asked a favour..... You see in just a second our main event is a tag team number one contenders match. The Revival vs Perfect Plie. A solid match up for the viewer sure.. But After what you did on Sunday, I asked Rey Mysterio for a favour.. Not not a favour..A..... opportunity, that you deserve.... So. Without further ado. Get a referee, get your big boy pants on. Because this number one contenders match is now a triple threat!!!" (81)</p><p> </p><p>

Revival - "NO NO NO NO NO. NOT AGAIN. ARE YOU SERIOUS? THE REVIVAL ARE GETTING SCREWED... AGAIN?!?!?! We earned this match.. And now you guys just get added??? Well I'd hate to be you when we..."</p><p> </p><p>

Perfect Plie cut The Revival off. and just like that, we have a main event...</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>MAIN EVENT</strong></p><p><strong>

</strong></p><p>

In a bout that had decent wrestling but didn't have much heat, Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn defeated The Revival and Perfect Plie in 12:33 when...</p><p> </p><p>

Kevin Owens defeated Fandango by pinfall with a Package Piledriver. The Revival were in disposal during the time of the fall. Things had broken down and Sami had clattered into Dawson. Wilder went help his pal but a miscommunication saw teammates butt heads. Sami managed to get back into the ring to hit a Helluva kick on Fandango in the corner before sending big F into the clutches of Kevin Owens. A brutal Package Piledriver ends the bout. (76)</p><p> </p><p>

However.....</p><p> </p><p>

As Sami and KO embrace. The Revival deicde to take a leaf out of Gallows and Anderson's book. Scott Dawson has grabbed Sami Zayns Breifcase and cracked it over Sami's head. Owens is then hit in the nads before....</p><p> </p><p>

SHATTER MACHINE!</p><p> </p><p>

The Revival make their mark, and show the WWE Universe that they're not happy with how they perceive they're being treated by management so far...</p><p> </p><p>

Backstage. Rey Mysterio has watched all of this go down. He turns around to chat to his suits that he was with earlier.. </p><p> </p><p>

Rey - "Well guys. Some end to Smackdown eh? Owens and Zayn vs End of Days. Massive match up for Night of Champions...."</p><p> </p><p>

The suits have mysteriously vanished though. And instead Rey Mysterio is alone in his office with End of Days..."</p><p> </p><p>

Black - "Add The Revival to that match"</p><p> </p><p>

Baffled Rey Mysterio - "Ermm. What?"</p><p> </p><p>

Corbin - "Are you sure about this Alistair?"</p><p> </p><p>

Black - "The Revival think they deserve a shot? They think they're being mistreated? We will give them what they've been asking for. Then, at Night of Champions... They will Fade to Black.... Just like Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn". (73)</p><p> </p><p>

<strong><span style="color:#2E8B57;">Overall Show - 80</span></strong></p>

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We get a video recapping Paul Heyman's announcement of the Natural Progression Series contest last week, plus the results of the first two Round One matches which saw Juice Robinson and Consequences make it to the next round. 81</p><p> </p><p>

Paul Heyman is cornered backstage by Jey Fatu.</p><p> </p><p>

Fatu - Hey man, listen...</p><p> </p><p>

Heyman - Mr Fatu, I know why you're here and I know what you want, and I've answered your request. Can you not just let this go?</p><p> </p><p>

Fatu - No! I want in the Natural Progression series! </p><p> </p><p>

Heyman - Mr Fatu, I made it very clear last week that the entrants into the NP Series must not have won a title in WWE before. You were Tag Team champion with your brother Jimmy, as well as with Edge for most of last year. How do you feel this qualifies you for the tournament?</p><p> </p><p>

Fatu - Yeah, me and brother was champion and me and Edge was champion, but I have never been champion. By myself. Just me. The Team is the champion when you're tagging, not the individual. The unit is the champion. The Usos. The Gilded. You hear my name in there? I'm Jey Fatu and I'VE never been champion in the WWE. How does that NOT qualify me?</p><p> </p><p>

Heyman - You know something Mr Fatu, that's a very well put argument, and I appreciate your want to rise up on Raw. How about this... tonight I am announcing the full bracket for Natural Progression. As I said before, I'm afraid you are not it. HOWEVER... before you fly off the handle... I am willing to enter your name as an alternate in the tournament should the unforeseeable become a reality. How does that sound?</p><p> </p><p>

Fatu - That sounds... that sounds real good. Real good - 83</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>

Renee Young - Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to The Power Hour! I am Renee Young alongside William Regal and... *Sigh*... Jake Roberts. </p><p> </p><p>

Roberts - Always a pleasure to be here Miss Young. </p><p> </p><p>

Regal - Indeed. Especially tonight because we're about to see more first round action from the Natural Progression Series!</p><p> </p><p>

THE FOLLOWING CONTEST IS A FIRST ROUND MATCH IN THE NATURAL PROGRESSION SERIES!</p><p> </p><p>

Introducing first... </p><p> </p><p>

Andrade CIEN ALMAS!!!</p><p> </p><p>

Regal - I know all about this young man from NXT. Cien Almas is top flight luchadore out of Mexico with a tremendous background and career to his name. This will be his WWE debut.</p><p> </p><p>

Renee - So you like his chances?</p><p> </p><p>

Regal - Absolutely. He has it in him to go from start to finish in this series, no doubt. </p><p> </p><p>

BRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAUNNNNNNNNNNNNNN!</p><p> </p><p>

Roberts - Or perhaps not, as the case may be.</p><p> </p><p>

Regal - Good lord! For those not aware, this is Braun Strowman and he is exactly what he appears to be. A Monster.</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>DING DING DING</strong></p><p> </p><p>

Almas comes right off the ropes, knowing he's gonna need to use speed to keep the brute off his game. All he does is run faster towards his own destruction. Braun spins Almas into the air and crushes him with a power slam. </p><p> </p><p>

1.. 2... 3</p><p> </p><p>

Done. </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>

Andrade Cien Almas has been eliminated and Braun Strowman will advance to the next phase of the series. </p><p>

(Braun - 71)</p><p> </p><p>

Renee - My word! Andrade Almas is one of the best luchadores in the world, and he's been making a very big name for himself in NXT, but Strowman just flattened him in 30 seconds. </p><p> </p><p>

Regal - Strowman isn't a man Renee, he's a monster. </p><p> </p><p>

Roberts - That he is. I shall be paying close attention to his path of destruction as the Natural Progression Series continues. Perhaps he requires... representation.</p><p> </p><p>

We see a video recapping GLOW's gloating promo over the retirement of Natalya, followed by Paige being lead away by Jake Roberts as Alicia Fox and Sasha Banks obliterated Bayley in the ring. </p><p> </p><p>

Renee - Pleased with yourself for that one are you Jake? Getting in Paige's ear again and making her abandon her tag team partner?</p><p> </p><p>

Roberts - Miss Young, Paige is my client. Bayley is not. It's very simple.</p><p> </p><p>

The following contest is a Women's Tag Team division match, and is scheduled for ONE FALL!!!</p><p> </p><p>

Entering first, the bizarre pairing of Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross. Cross is as close to feral as a person can get, but it seems like Alexa has found a way to control her. </p><p> </p><p>

Alexa Bliss - Idiots and the ugly, my name is Alexa Bliss and I will be your new Goddess. Hi! Thanks so much for welcoming me into your humdrum and pathetic lives! I am SO excited to show you everything that's going to happen to everyone you love in the WWE. Me and my pet monster here have come to tear your dreams away from you and replace with new, better ones! Honestly, we're here to help. If everyone in the back plays by my new rules, then I can give them Bliss! But if they don't... well then I get Cross.</p><p> </p><p>

Hearing her own name, the mental Nikki Cross runs at the ropes and starts snarling at the crowd. </p><p> </p><p>

Alexa - Fantastic! Ok, let's start shall we?</p><p> </p><p>

Well here are two women who Alexa should think twice about trying to intimidate. Nikki Cross is indeed dangerous, but Asuka is the Empress of Strong Style and Charlotte Flair has a pedigree behind her that few others can boast. </p><p> </p><p>

In a bout that had sub-par wrestling and little heat, Bliss / Cross defeated The Dynasty in 9:41 when Nikki Cross was finally unleashed into the ring and hit Asuka with The Purge swinging neck breaker over and over until Bliss told her to end it. </p><p> </p><p>

1... 2... 3.</p><p> </p><p>

In terms of in-ring work, Charlotte Flair was head and shoulders above everyone else. Alexa Bliss was the weak link, struggling to keep up with everyone else's in-ring performance. </p><p> </p><p>

A huge win for Bliss / Cross here on the Power Hour tonight, but we're approaching another huge Natural Progression match up. This is our main event tonight, and the last match in Round One before Paul Heyman finally reveals the full bracket for this series. So who are we about to see?</p><p> </p><p>

DEM BOYS!!</p><p> </p><p>

Mark Briscoe looks to do what his brother Jay could not and move forward in the NP Series here tonight, but he's going to face?</p><p> </p><p>

WILL OSPREAY!!! The Aerial Assassin has stepped inside the Kernowverse and the crowd are on their feet!</p><p> </p><p>

This is absolutely huge!</p><p> </p><p>

OS-PREAY! OS-PREAY! OS-PREAY!</p><p> </p><p>

Nospreay, as it turns out, because Jey Fatu hits the arena and clatters Will to the floor, laying the boot in. The crowd boo the place down, until Will rallies back with some stiff kicks but BOOM! Superkick and Ospreay folds like an origami frog. </p><p> </p><p>

To a chorus of jeers and negativity, Fatu gets into the ring and demands the bell be rung. </p><p> </p><p>

Renee - What the hell is he doing? Paul Heyman told him he'd consider adding him to the Natural Progression tournament, but he doesn't belong out here! </p><p> </p><p>

Regal - I was bloody looking forward to seeing Will Ospreay in a WWE ring tonight. This is balls!</p><p> </p><p>

Roberts - What you two fail to grasp, again, is that young Mr Fatu has just made himself very visible. And as my old sparring partner Ted DiBiase used to say, there is always a price. </p><p> </p><p>

<strong>DING DING DING</strong></p><p> </p><p>

Well the bell has rung so I suppose this match is going ahead. </p><p> </p><p>

In a bout that had decent wrestling but didn't have much heat, Jey Fatu defeated Mark Briscoe in 9:42 by pinfall, after hitting the Uso Splash and illegally using the ropes for leverage.</p><p> </p><p>

So what the hell now? Jey Fatu picks up the win, but does that mean he advances? Doesn't that mean he's even IN the Natural Progression Series?</p><p> </p><p>

Heyman - Ladies and Gentlemen my name is Paul Heyman and I am the General Manager of Raw and The Power Hour. I suspect many, if not all of you are looking for answers with regards the Natural Progression Series and Mr Fatu here's inserting himself into proceedings. When I first saw him come out here and assault Will Ospreay..</p><p> </p><p>

Boooooo!!!</p><p> </p><p>

Heyman - It had been my intention to suspend Jey Fatu at the conclusion of his match. However... something I heard on commentary made me think otherwise. Jey Fatu has indeed "made himself visible" which is to say he has come to my attention and further to that, he has come to the attention of the competitors in this series. Jey Fatu won his match here tonight and so I am officially entering him into the Natural Progression Series and he WILL advance to the next phase. </p><p> </p><p>

BOOOOOOOO!!!!</p><p> </p><p>

Heyman - Don't celebrate too boisterously Jey, because you see a lot of those men were very much hoping to face Will Ospreay in the tournament, and now that's been rendered impossible those same men are angry. They're angry with you Mr Fatu, and it's my feeling that they should be allowed to vent their frustrations. I advise that you don't see your entrance into the tournament as a favour. You should see it as a punishment. </p><p> </p><p>

It's pretty obvious from his expression that Jey Fatu does in fact NOT see this as a punishment. He's delighted. </p><p> </p><p>

Heyman - For further enlightenment as to who exactly is going to be gunning for your head, I'd like to present the (now amended) full bracket for the Natural Progression Series!</p><p>

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Renee - Woah! That thing is STACKED! There are a lot of huge debuts about to happen on the Power Hour.</p><p> </p><p>

Regal - Does my heart good to see so many British names in this tournament Renee. Trent Seven, Tyler Bate, Pete Dunne...</p><p> </p><p>

Robert - Not to mention some truly stand out independent stars the likes of Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa. That one in particular is going to be a sight to behold. </p><p> </p><p>

Renee - Natural Progression continues next week on The Power Hour, and I for one cannot wait!</p><p> </p><p>

<strong><span style="color:#FFA500;">Overall - 67</span></strong></p><p>

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TL;DR</strong></p><p>

- Jey Fatu inserts himself into the NP at the expense of Will Ospreay</p><p>

- Braun Strowman destroys Andrade Almas to move forward in NP</p><p>

- Bliss / Cross continue to rise up the Women's Tag ranks with a huge win over The Dynasty</p>

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