Post by Non Compos Mentis on Sept 19, 2012 18:51:28 GMT -5
PCW Trauma: 120
Tuesday, September 18th, 2012
Live on E! from the Pure Class Arena in Greenville, South Carolina
Showtime Classic Tag Team Match
Heaven & Hell vs. Nasty by Nature
Referee: Steve Shaw
Details: Starting the show, Donny J McNasty and Nick Soapdish are ready and waiting in the ring. As Al Laiman and Jerry Andrews give their customary greetings to the PCW Faithful, Pegasus and Murdoc make their way onto the stage to a mixed reaction. One half cheers the Winged Horse while the other seems less than pleased with the ominous Murdoc. As they make their way to the ring, conspicuous by her absence is Eira who is busy concentrating on her own match later in the night.
Finally they get into the ring and the bell is sounded, yet almost immediately Pegasus pulls a ‘Murdoc’ and jumps off the apron, seemingly taking notes at ringside while Murdoc begrudgingly engages Soapdish. After a series of dominating strikes, Murdoc hits a back body drop and looks for a quick tag, only to find nobody. Refocusing, he turns but finds McNasty instead, attacking with a gut kick and hitting the ropes. On the rebound, Murdoc lurches forward and cleans Donny’s clock with a clothesline. A pin reaches two and again Murdoc looks for his partner, who is still taking notes.
Pulling McNasty off the mat, Murdoc hits a collection of headbutts and a snap scoop slam. Without hesitation, Murdoc jumps into the air and plummets with a Fist Drop, pinning for another two. Again he pulls McNasty up, only to be distracted by Nick Soapdish who attempts to interfere. Receiving a hard shot to the head, the bearded brute is whipped across the ring but both men duck too early. Donny receives a kick to the teeth while Soap gets clobbered around the head then driven down with a Piledriver.
Stunned by the kick, McNasty turns and receives the devastating Oblivion from Murdoc, a sternum crushing Double Axe Handle. Finally Pegasus jumps onto the apron and extends his hand, receiving a look of apathy, not anger, from his partner. They spend a moment staring at each other until finally Murdoc tags out. Pegasus enters the ring and cautiously makes the pinfall. One.. Two… Thr… NO! They took too long and allowed McNasty to regain some strength. As Pegasus looks back at Murdoc in disbelief, McNasty crawls across to Soapdish and looks for the tag. At the same time, Murdoc has a brainwave and orders Pegasus to tag him back in.
Both men tag out at the same time but Murdoc is the faster to react, jumping into the ring and grabbing his partner roughly. As Soapdish climbs inside and rushes forward, Murdoc picks up the Flying Horse and really makes him fly, launching his into Soap with the Fastball Special beloved of all X-Men Fans. With Soapdish wiped out, Murdoc pins while Pegasus holds back McNasty. One.. Two… THREE!
Winners: Murdoc and Pegasus via Pinfall
“The Adrenaline King” Justin Kaard vs. Ace Anderson
Referee: Joseph Buckland
Details: The lights flash in time with the intro to "Attack" as Justin Kaard takes the stage. Bouncing on the balls of his feet, Justin loosens up before the match. With slow determination he walks to the ring, ignoring the cheers and/or jeers of the audience.
Coming to the ring he moves to the side and takes a running start before sliding across the apron on one knee. He grabs the ropes before hitting the turnbuckle and vaults over the ropes. Once in the ring, Kaard runs to the far turnbuckle and leaps to the second rope. He raises his arms, crossing them at the wrists before jumping from the turnbuckle. Kaard moves back to the ropes and waits for his opponent.
As Justin Kaard waits in the ring, Pain Redefined thunders over the loudspeakers, bring the fans to their feet as they cheer the official return of Ace Anderson. With the roar of the crowd threatening to drown out the music, Ace finally emerges from behind the curtain. After taking a few moments to survey the crowd, the ring, and his opponent, Ace strides towards the ring full of confidence. Reaching the ring, he looks to the left and to the right, again surveying the crowd. He’s cut off before he can jump to the ring apron as Kaard surprises him with a baseball slide. The big man is rocked but isn’t taken off his feet.
Not wanting to give up his temporary advantage, Kaard hits the opposite ropes to build up speed and launches himself over the top rope in a corkscrew plancha. The match hasn’t even officially started yet and both men are already down. They don’t stay down long though as Kaard gets back to his feet, dragging the much larger Anderson to his as well. Kaard attempts to Irish Whip his opponent into the barricade but Anderson reverses it.
In a great display of agility, Kaard leaps onto the barricade and back off it in one fluid movement, going for the Gambler’s Luck early. Lady luck isn’t with the upstart youngster as Ace catches him midair. With the spot monkey firmly caught, the behemoth Anderson turns and drives him spine first into the ring post with a sickening thud. Kaard lays limply as Anderson rolls him under the ropes before sliding in himself. With both men finally in the ring, the referee rings the bell and the match is underway.
Ace immediately goes for the pin, hoping to end this one as quickly as it began. He gets a two count before Kaard gets his shoulder up. Anderson is up and immediately back down as he hits a flurry of quick knee drops to the legs of Kaard. He drags Kaard up and with no apparent effort presses him over his head before nailing him with a Gorilla Press Slam. He picks Kaard back up and drapes him over his shoulder before taking a running start at the turnbuckle. Kaard wriggles loose and shoves the much larger Anderson chest first into the turnbuckle. Ace hits hard but doesn't fall, only to be driven back into the turnbuckle when Kaard plants a dropkick in the middle of his back.
Kaard is quicker to his feet though moving with a slight limp from the earlier knees to the leg from Anderson. Seeing Ace get to his knees, Kaard bounces off the ropes and catches him with a Projectile Hurricanrana. Ace’s bald head bounces off the mat and Kaard follows up with a flurry of kicks. Ace isn’t down long as he gets to his knees and forcibly shoves Kaard away. The shove takes Kaard to the ropes where he rebounds off and comes right back at Ace Anderson with a sickening Shining Wizard. The big man is down and Kaard goes for the pin. He barely gets a one count before Anderson kicks out with authority, literally throwing Justin off him.
Justin is quickly back up and takes another running start at Anderson only to be leveled as Ace explodes up with a clothesline. A quick series of shots culminating with a brutal head butt has Kaard reeling. He whips Justin against the rope and throws him into the air with a flapjack. Kaard gets an impressive amount of hang time but crashes down onto Anderson’s knee. Ace goes for the pin after the Maple Syrup Slam but Kaard barely kicks out Frustrated, Ace pulls Kaard by the hair and measures him for a straight shot to the face. Kaard’s legs go out from under him but he doesn’t fall as Ace Anderson holds him up by the hair. Ace measures him for a second shot to the face and hits him again, this time letting Kaard crash to the mat.
He reaches down to haul Kaard up again but Kaard fires back desperately, landing punch after punch after punch into the midsection of Anderson. Kaard, still on his knees, drives the big man back with a second flurry of blows. He finally rises to his feet and with Ace rocked on his heels, Irish whips him into the corner. Anderson reverses and suddenly it’s Kaard heading to the corner. Justin is able to repeat the earlier aerial display as he bounds up the turnbuckle and flips off, dropping both himself and Anderson to the mat with a whisper in the wind.
Kaard drapes an arm over the chest of Anderson and gets a long two count before Ace kicks out. With both men running on empty, Kaard rolls to the apron and uses the ropes to pull himself up. Ace manages to pull himself up without the assistance of the ropes and looks around for opponent. Justin, back to his feet, takes advantage of Anderson’s apparent confusion and leaps from the apron to the ropes, spring boarding off into an attempted Halo Drop(springboard hurricanrana) as his opponent turns around.
It’s only partially successful as Kaard is once again caught, this time in an even more precarious position. He attempts to fight back with shots to the head but Anderson puts a stop to that with an earth shaking power bomb. He doesn’t let go and lifts the near lifeless Kaard back into the same position. Instead of a second power bomb, though, he lifts Kaard off his shoulders and drills him back into the mat with the Exemplifier. He hooks Kaard’s leg and gets the three count.
Winner: Ace Anderson via Pinfall
Details: With the conclusion of the last match, the feed switches to inside the office of PCW President Alejandro Walker, better known to the PCW Faithful as “The Captain.” At Trauma 119, it was announced that PCW Majority Owner and CEO Luis “The Icemann” Malave would be meeting with “The Captain,” so Walker's look of general disdain is very visual to the cameras as he paces around his office. A slight tap is heard on Walker's door which causes Walker to halt in his tracks.
“The Captain” Alejandro Walker: *timidly* Feel free ta op'n it. I don't gots it locked.
The sound of the door can be heard squealing open, but the camera stays focused on Walker. You can see his face turn from timidness to utter annoyance almost instantly. The camera pans over towards the door, and standing in the doorway is PCW Interviewer Kassandra Black.
Kassandra Black: Why the look, love? You've got mallee root face going on.
Captain: I wasn't expectin' ya. Where's the bawse-man?
Kassandra: He'll be here when he's ready, I suppose. I don't know why you're in such a rush. You do know this is strictly a professional meeting he set up, right? And if Luis wants to see you, you know it can't be good.
Captain: I don't care whys he's comin' here. I do my job, and I do it well and I refuse to let anyone change my mind 'bout it.
Kassandra: Think what you want, darling. But if I was you, I'd be thinking about a new job. I'm just trying to give you a head's up.
Captain: I don't need your head's up. I'm ya bawse when Luis ain't 'round, remember that.
At that moment, the camera pans back to the opening of the door, and standing there is PCW Owners Luis Malave and “Mr. Showtime” Michael Wryght.
Luis “The Icemann' Malave: ...but I AM here tonight. As is your other boss, Mr. Million-Dollar-a-Flick himself...
“Mr. Showtime” Michael Wryght: ...you can just call me, Mr. Showtime.
Captain: Ack'chully, I'll just call you an active wrestla. Which means I'm ya bawse too.
Icemann: I wouldn't go that far, Walker.
Captain: I would! Ya know what, I'm done.
Icemann: What do you mean 'your done?'
Captain: I mean exactly what it sounds like. Ever since I've came back as President, I've been treated like I don't know what I'm doin'. I had to establish a team and win a match to remain as President....that's more than 'nuff to insult my decision-makin' abilities.
Icemann: But didn't you win at Hostile Takeover?
Captain: ...And even when I win the match, that decision of yours Luis, that caused issues that are still on-going. Kaard took off from PCDubya only to return to take out LoKi and screw over his friend Nacho. Nacho himself has not been the same, feeling the betrayal of two people he 'sidered friends- LoKi and Kaard. Lantlas got hurt and been sufferin' through injuries ever since...to the point we don't even know if he's gonna be able to ever come back to a PCDubya ring. All because you didn't like my decision'makin' ablities.
Showtime: Al, calm down.
Captain: Don't chu tell me to calm down. I've been nothin' but calm throughout my stay here. Even when I've been insulted and dahgraded. ...So I win that War Games Match and then what happens? Showtime decides to get in the wrasslin' business. Now he's my bawse and makin' matches and tryin' to book himself in World Titles Match. Now I got little Kassandra Black actin' all high and mighty because she's sleepin' with the bawse...
Icemann: Now you stop right there!
Captain: Or what? What are ya gon' do to me? Fire me? Don't worry about it...I QUIT! I'll have my stuff sent for.
And with that, Captain pushes past both Luis and Michael and exits the room. Kassandra and her two bosses look dumbfounded until Luis speaks.
Icemann: I don't know what the hell just happened. Kassandra, what were you and Walker talking about before we got in here?
Kassandra: I was just in here doing what you asked me to- telling him that you and Showtime wanted to talk to him about the upcoming Deadly Intentions Pay-Per-View. I told him you wanted to talk business and congratulate him on a job well done.
Showtime: I thought he and I was handling this new workin' relationship pretty good. It's unfortunate things went down the way they did.
Icemann: Indeed it is, Mike. Oh well, I've never been the one to kiss ass. Showtime, you wanted more responsibilities? Well, now you have them.
Showtime: And as for Walker?
Icemann: He'll be back. They always come back. I'll let him cool off for now though. But damn.
The last thing the feed shows before switching is a devious little smirk on Kassandra's pretty little face.
Showtime Classic Tag Team Match
The Ascension vs. Sea Men
Referee: Marcos Cruz
Details: Both teams have their starting man in the ring. For Sea Men it is High Tide facing off against Usali Basilisk of The Ascension. The bell rings and the two men tie up, each searching for a weakness, but neither can get the upper hand, and they back off. Tide runs at Usali with a clothesline, but the leader of the Ascension ducks. Tide rebounds off the far ropes, and runs right into a Northern Lights suplex. Usali presses his advantage, and as the pirate gains his feet, he is put back down by a series of headbutts.
Usali tags in Machine, who seems more fluid as he picks Tide right off his feet, by the neck in a remarkable display of strength, and throws him across the ring. Luckily for Tide, he lands near his partner, and makes the tag. Wasp looks up at the giant in front of him, and as Machine advances on him, he is quick to keep circling. Using his speed, he avoids a giant fist, and kicks out at Machine's right knee, before backing off. Machine tries a headbutt, but Wasp uses his speed to his advantage again, sidestepping and delivering another kick to the back of the knee, bringing Machine down to one knee.
Wasp makes a tag, and Tide hops onto the top of the ropes and throws himself at Machine. However he doesn't expect to be caught by the giant man. Struggling in Machine's grasp, Tide resorts to a thumb to the eye, but although it affects the Giant German, he doesn't loosen his grip. Regaining both his feet while still holding the pirate, he slams Tide to the mat, and makes a pin. Only the intervention of Wasp, who kicks Machine in the head, prevents the three count.
Machine tags Usali back into the ring, and Usali is fired up. With Tide making it shakily to his feet, Usali lands a standing dropkick, sending Tide back into the ropes. He rebounds and ducks under a clothesline, and hits the far ropes. Usali turns around, only to be speared to the ground. Tide quickly makes a tag, and Wasp wastes no time and climbs the turnbuckle.
Wasp goes for Deadly Venom (Flying Elbow Drop) but at the last second, Usali rolls out of the way, causing Wasp to crash and burn. Without any warning Usali locks in The Gift, his eyes glowing red. Tide comes in to break it up, but with a glint of intelligence in his eyes, Machine also enters the ring, catching Tide by the throat before he can do anything. Holding Tide by the throat he walks over to the edge of the ring and Goozle's him to the floor outside! Meanwhile Wasp struggles but it's in vain as he has no choice but to tap.
Winners: Usali Basilisk and Machine via Submission
Eira vs. Darren “The Bomber” Hughes
Referee: Melina Cruz
Details: Eira is the first one out as the fog rolls and "Untouchable" by Xtortion Aud pumps through the arena, the crowd seems unsure of what to do with her entrance, but it doesn’t last long as it’s interrupted by Darren Hughes. Taking to the stage with theatrics, he tries to wave away the fog while doing the air guitar and pointing obnoxiously at Eira. Making his way to the ring, he rushes past Eira and slips into the ring first. She seems unfazed by his antics as she steps into the ring and Melina Cruz calls for the bell. They circle before approaching, Eira looks to be attempting a test of strength – Darren Hughes laughs it up and motions to the crowd. Going in for it, he’s startled as Eira steps in and stomps on his right foot and takes him over with a wheel throw and a quick pin attempt.
The two get to their feet and his put down with another wheel throw and hard soccer kick to his back. Darren stumbles to his feet and his hit with another kick before turning to face Eira. She leads and tries to pull Darren into a clinch – he pushes her to the ground and performs a guitar solo, much to the chagrin of the crowd – but he seems to be growing on them, oddly enough. Eira gets to her feet, wasting no time and going for Darren, but he’s ready. Hughes hits a quick hip toss, and hits a leg drop across Eira’s sternum. Before he can go for a pin, he’s taken up and over in headlock for a near one count. Getting to their feet again, Eira leaps into the air and catches Hughes with a leg scissor, but he rolls through the move.
Rolling off the mat, he staggers to his feet and catches the rushing Eira with a quick snap DDT and a two count to go with it. The two exchange blows back and forth, neither seeming to get an edge, and soon Darren gets the upper hand after laying on series of stiff kicks, but soon Eira answers back. Pulling Darren into a clinch, she lays on a barrage of knees to his chest before falling backwards and tossing him over with a monkey flip. Hitting the ropes, she comes down across Darren’s chest with a senton and two count from Cruz. Eira maintains control until they reach their feet, hitting a high dropkick she gets another two count from the referee as Darren kicks out. Leaning down to pick up Hughes, she’s met with a thumb poke to the eye.
Cruz warns Darren, but he just looks around comically before leading Eira to her feet. A backbreaker gets a two count, and he uses the momentum to drag Eira into the corner. He begins to lay on the kicks thick before pulling her outwards and putting her on the mat with a body slam. Quickly, Hughes takes to the middle rope and looks around. The fans fight the urge, but some play the air guitar with him. Leaping backwards, he comes down with his knees across Eira’s chest, and gets a near three count from the ref at around the nine minute mark. They get to their feet, and they exchange momentum back and forth. Eira takes it away with a backbreaker with the aid of Darren’s hair that gets a dirty response from the crowd and Darren takes it back with a running body check.
Eira springs up and goes for a step up ‘rana, but Darren shoves her up and over the ropes. Landing on the apron, she takes to the top rope and springs off and catches Hughes with a flying leg scissor. He skids across his mat and stumbles to his feet. Waiting, Eira steps off the middle rope and takes to the top turnbuckle. Sizing up Hughes, she waits for him to turn and looks to be going for a diving double foot stomp across his head as he stumbles to his knees – but he moves! Rolling across the canvas, she turns and rushes in only to be scooped up and on to his shoulder and dropped downwards on to top of her head; Darren hits the Smashed Pumpkin out of nowhere for the three count!
Winner: Darren Hughes via Pinfall
Dropping Bombs like he was in Vietnam
Details: In the centre of the ring, Darren Hughes climbs to his feet in a victorious elation while a dazed Eira pounds the mat, clearly upset at the manner of her defeat. She seems disappointed in herself but the crowd clap, perhaps in support of Bomber’s victory but also for the effort shown by both competitors. As Hughes makes a lap of honour around the ring, he notices Eira on her knees and stops, then begins to clap her modestly.
Eira takes his pensively until, to the dismay of the entire crowd, Hughes motions for Eira to get out of the ring and leave him to his spotlight. Boos rattle around the arena as Eira reluctantly slides from the ring, her face filled with scorn at her rival as he shoos her away. Noticing the crowd’s reaction, Bomber asks for a mic and is quickly handed one from ringside.
Darren ‘Bomber’ Hughes: Hey, hey, hey… don’t boo her! She did good, just not as good as me!
The PCW Faithful take to this arrogance even worse than the shooing, reacting with a volley of jeers that Hughes simply smirks off before continuing.
Darren ‘Bomber’ Hughes: As I’m sure Eira can testify, the whole PCW roster better watch out because I’ll be droppin’ bombs on the rest of them soon enough. BOOM!”
With that Bomber drops the microphone and exits the ring while the camera fades to the backstage area.
No More Questions
Details: (The scene opens up in the back where Kassandra Black is moving rather briskly down the hallway with her cameraman in tow. The camera follows her and up ahead you can see El Musculo from behind walking next to a short buxom redhead. El Musculo is in his ring gear and the mystery woman is wearing a white blouse with a pinstripe miniskirt accented by her black rimmed glasses. Kassandra gets within ear view.)
Kassandra: "El Musculo! Can I get a quick word?"
(El Musculo and the Redhead turn and see Kassandra approaching them quickly. The redhead puts her hand on El Musculo's chest and says a few words before she catches up with them. They both then turn to Kassandra as she reaches them and she puts her microphone to her face.)
Kassandra: "El Musculo, tonight you face Andy D and Korey Kill. They're a team put together last minute for this tournament that many, despite their differences, see as a leading candidate for the tag team titles. What do you think of the fact they are picked to beat you guys tonight?"
(El Musculo looks over and the redhead and looks back at Kassandra. The redhead then begins talking.)
Redhead: "El Musculo will not be answering any more of your questions Kassandra or anyone's for that matter. We're tired of the disrespect that he's been getting from every form of PCW media there is."
(Kassandra looks at the redhead in disgust not knowing who she is or what she is doing in the backstage area. Perhaps there are hints of jealousy in her look also, but that would be pure speculation.)
Kassandra: "Excuse me, but I was talking to El Musculo. Who are you exactly?"
Redhead: "My name is Miss Mandy, and I am El Musculo's valet. From here on forward if anyone has anything to discuss with El Musculo. You go through me."
(The look of disgust turns to anger as Kassandra gives El Musculo a look of disappointment. Before she can speak again Miss Mandy begins to speak again.)
Miss Mandy: "I can see by the look on your face that you aren't getting it. You see, El Musculo has been disrespected in every interview he's given here in PCW so far. Every time a so called 'bigger star' comes along, he is dropped like a bad habit."
Kassandra: "I'm not sure what you are trying to portray of us PCW interviewers is completely accurate."
Miss Mandy: "Oh but isn't it. At Trauma 118, the last interview even offered on air to El Musculo, you tried to leave in the middle of his interview three different times for bogus stories. Tell me that's not disrespectful. And really, how did you fall for the idea that Machine was singing Karaoke in the backstage area? That's so farfetched it's insulting to El Musculo that you would even consider leaving him in the middle of an interview for that."
Kassandra: "Listen, I have a job to do and when I hear news, I am obligated to report it. Regardless of what YOU think, I'm here now aren't I?"
Miss Mandy: "Yes you are. And even now you are disrespecting El Musculo."
(This one really catches Kassandra off guard. She gives a disgusted quizzical look.)
Kassandra: "How do you figure?"
Miss Mandy: "Isn't it obvious? You practically chase us down only to then talk about his opponents and how highly touted they are. Does the world not already know this? Thanks for the update Brick. What you should be asking, the respectful question, would be focused on El Musculo. You wouldn't run over to Sean Rhodes and ask him what he thought of Puro Power's training regimen would you? No, because that would be a slight to Sean Rhodes and everything he had done to prepare that week."
Kassandra: "First off, El Musculo no disrespect, but you are nowhere near their levels right now. I'm not sure your arguments are holding any water here."
Miss Mandy: "More disrespect. You slander the name of El Musculo because no one here respects him for what he is. El Musculo has been in the professional business before, and been a title holder. He has trained with the best around the world. He fights for the fans and the entertainment of the whole PCW fan base week in and week out with as much if not more energy than anyone on the roster, but he's treated like a no name jobber. It's quite simple Kassandra, back to your original question, what do we think of Crazy Muscles being the underdogs? That's fine, because everybody always leaves the door open for the underdogs. The appearance of an 'easy win' makes people complacent. El Musculo and Crazy Boy are not to be downplayed. They will win tonight, and everyone will be forced to deal with the real facts here. El Musculo is the biggest draw this company has. They may not know it yet, but the fans will always come back for more. Just wait for the match tonight, you'll see I'm teaching the truth."
(With that Miss Mandy interweaves her arm inside El Musculo's elbow and the two begin to walk away. Kassandra doesn't think things should be over though.)
Kassandra: "That's it? You don't have anything to say El Musculo."
(Miss Mandy looks over her shoulder at Kassandra as she walks away.)
Miss Mandy: "El Musculo intends to do all his talking in the ring from now on. Just watch the match and you'll see I've taught you a thing or two."
(El Musculo and Miss Mandy walk away from Kassandra as she looks into the camera stumped. The scene fades out to a commercial break.
Showtime Classic Match
Andy D & “The Sick” Korey Kill w/Slick Will vs. Crazy Muscles
Referee: Roberto Garcia
Details: Coming back from the break, the first team out is the partnership of Crazy Boy and El Musculo who seem to be acting as a cohesive unit, high fiving the fans and making their way to the ring together. Following them is the opposing team of Andy D and Korey Kill who, while making their entrance as a team, are certainly not acting like a unit. In fact, Kill seems to be paying more attention to his manager, chatting to him and paying little attention to Andy. As both teams get into the ring, the bell rings out and it’s Kill and Smith to start.
A test of strength is proposed by Crazy Boy and duly accepted by the powerful Kill who quickly gains the advantage. Transitioning into a headlock, Kill is pushed into the ropes only to knock Smith to the mat with a shoulder block. Vaulting over Smith, Kill hits the ropes and receives a Hip Toss attempt that connects… even to the amazement of CB himself. Capitalising, Smith lands a quick leg drop and tags to El Musculo. Both men remain in the ring to hit a Double Suplex on Kill before Smith returns to the apron.
El Musculo goes on the attack with a series of chops before attempting to whip Kill across, only to be reversed. On the rebound Kill drops his head but gets caught with a boot to the head. Hitting the ropes again, El Musculo looks to attack but is slammed down with a Spinebuster. Kill tags out reluctantly to Andy who climbs inside and pulls El Musculo to his feet, whipping him across before hitting an armdrag, followed by two more and a Springboard Lionsault for a two count. Smith interrupts the count and quickly drags Musculo back to his corner for the tag.
Taking the initiative, Crazy Boy jumps on Andy with a combination of forearms and Irish whips him, ducking his head. Andy vaults over into a sunset flip but Smith rolls through to his feet before nailing a snap Basement Dropkick to the face. Andy tries to recover but is pushed back with another volley of strikes and whipped into the corner. Andy reverses but as he follows Smith into the corner his opponent springs up and over him. As Andy turns he receives a DDT and Smith turns to tag out. As he does, Andy struggles to his corner and tags out simultaneously to Kill.
Both Kill and Musculo jump into the ring but ‘The Sick’ hit first with a powerful clothesline, closely followed by another two. Kill feels the momentum shifting and hits a brutal Full Nelson Slam, winding Musculo hard. As the ‘Epitome of Aerial’ rolls evasively to the corner, Korey sets up for a Spear and charges… only for El Musculo to dive out of the way at the last second. Korey slams into the middle turnbuckle, recoiling straight into a spontaneous Frankensteiner that hits hard.
El Musculo climbs to the top in one bound, turning as he goes and steadying himself. He sets him feet and throws himself off the top with a spectacular Corkscrew 450 Splash. But Kill moves! As Korey rolls clear, Musculo slams into the mat and is easy pickings for a powerful Inverted Brainbuster. Kill looks ready to close in for the Sickest Kill when two figures dart down the ramp toward his manager, Slick Will.
Kill turns to see that MJ Windsor and Whitey Ford have grabbed his manager and are dragging him up the ramp. Wasting no time he moves from El Musculo and dives out of the ring in hot pursuit. The referee has no choice but to start his count. By five Kill is still following the two AWAsshole and clearly has no intention of returning. Andy jumps off the apron and follows, trying to talk his partner into returning but it’s too later. Eight… Nine… Ten! Korey Kill is counted out.
Winners: Crazy Muscles via Count Out
Determined to Kill The Ego
Details: Even as the bell rings, Kill only cares about pursuing the AWAssholes. As he approaches them at the top of the ramp Andy finally catches up and tries to hold back the rabid Kill. All MJW and Ford can do is snigger as they hold Slick Will captive, threatening to launch him headlong over the edge of the stage. As both Andy and Korey stall in their chase, Ford gives one last sneer and throws Kill’s manager toward the edge.
One of them dives… but it isn’t Korey. Instead, saving his partner’s manager is Andy D who grabs Slick Will just in time, watching Ford scurry off behind the curtain as he goes. MJW isn’t quite as quick to retreat as Kill rushes forward to seek revenge. Forced to fight, The Ego steps forward and exchanges blows with his former stablemate, holding his own after a tough match up. After a few moments, and encouragement from his now-safe manager, Kill gains the upper hand with a brutal haymaker.
Stunned and clearly wavering after the shot and a tiring match, MJW is putty in Kill’s hands and is lifted onto his shoulders. An awe-inspired gasp strikes the crowd as Kill drives The Ego down with the rare and devastating Sickest Kill II, a violent Rubix Cube!
EMT’s are quick to respond as MJW lays unconscious on the stage, and Kill is joined by Will and Andy in standing over his downed body. Staring down at him they seem to have found mutual ground… or a mutual understanding at least.
Non-Title Singles Match
Nacho Grande vs. Sean Rhodes (World ©)
Referee: Manny Cruz
OHHH OHHH OHHH OH OH!
OHHH OHHH OHHH OH OH!
OHHH OHHH OHHH OH OH!
OHHH OHHH OHHH OH OH!
Nacho Grande emerges from the back to a fanfare from PCW's Faithful. Active and interacting with the crowd, Nacho begins to make his way down the ramp.
Listen up everybody if you wanna take a chance
Just get on the floor and do the New Kids dance
Don't worry about nothin' cause it won't take long
We're gonna put you in a trance with a funky song!
As he arrives at the ring, he removes his Superman cape and hands it over the rail to a kid in a Nacho Grande mask. He slides into the ring under the bottom rope as the crowd sings along with the chorus.
CAUSE YOU GOTTA BE HANGIN' TOUGH
HANGIN' TOUGH, HANGIN' TOUGH!
OHHH OHHH OHHH OH OH!
OHHH OHHH OHHH OH OH!
OHHH OHHH OHHH OH OH!
OHHH OHHH OHHH OH OH!
Once in the ring, Nacho's attitude shifts from warm to serious. He begins stretching and running the ropes as his music cuts and the arena lights dim.
A shuddering bell toll rings out through the arena. The toll is followed by three more in slow rhythm. An electric guitar riff starts, slow and melodic. The PCW Faithful know the riff well, and what it has in store.
After roughly ten second of the riff a cymbal begins to chime. The cymbal hits eight times in time with the guitar riff. After the eighth a stronger thud begins to hit.
On the final strike the guitar riff rises in tempo and dynamic. The lights lift and Sean Rhodes walks out onto the stage. He raises his World Title with a satisfied smirk on his face as the fans cheer for their champion. Rhodes turns and stares at Nacho for an electro-charged moment before making his way to the ring, giving the crowd aggressive nods of appreciation as he goes. As he reaches the bottom of the ramp the lyrics begin to blast through the PA and NCM walks up the ring steps, onto the apron and into the ring. Taking a last look at the crowd, and handing his World Championship to the ringside attendant, Rhodes moves to his corner and turns his attention to Nacho Grande. Nacho is waiting, anticipating his chance to go toe-to-toe with the man known as Non Compos Mentis.
The match begins with the two circling each other, sizing each other up. For a second they stop, both reaching out a hand in respect for each other and the match they're about to give their all for. After the gesture, they lock into a collar-elbow tie-up. Nacho is quickly over-powered, thrown backward with the force of the bigger man. He snaps to his feet and steps forward, signaling for Rhodes to come at him. Rhodes obliges but Nacho surprises him with an arm drag, and the crowd begins to cheer. Rhodes is rapid to his feet and charges Nacho once more, but Nacho manages another arm drag. Again Rhodes is quick to charge, but this time, with a plan. As Nacho goes for the third arm drag, the crowd poised to go wild, Rhodes blocks it and rocks Nacho to his back with a heavy clothesline.
Rhodes hits the ropes with force and drops a knee drop to the tip of Nacho's head. The blow causes Nacho to roll and stagger, making his way to his feet, clutching his masked head, seeking refuge at the ropes. Rhodes wastes no time, charging in for a running knee to Nacho's mid-section. With Nacho winded, he whips him to the opposite ropes, ducking his head for a back-body drop. Nacho rolls across Rhodes back, continuing his charge to the ropes across the ring. Rhodes turns, ready, and attemps to throw Nacho into the air for a flapjack. With Rhodes' strength adding altitude, Nacho takes flight. He quickly adjusts his body mid-air, wrapping his legs around the neck of the World Champion, tossing him across the ring with a 'rana! The crowd begins to cheer and chant, some for Nacho, some for Rhodes, all for the match they're witnessing. Both men are down and winded, and the crowd begins to clap in rhythm. CLAP! CLAP! CLAP! Both men begin climbing to their feet. CLAP! CLAP! CLAP! Dazed, they turn to face each other.
Both catch their breath and attack, but Nacho rolls under Rhodes' arm as he attempts a lariat. He hits the ropes and returns, catching the twirling Rhodes with a quick wheel kick. Nacho gains feet first, hitting the ropes and leaping over the kneeling Rhodes for a sunset flip. He slaps his legs atop Rhodes' arms, and Manny Cruz begins the count. 1.. but Rhodes slams his knees together, sandwiching Nacho's skull. Nacho rolls to safety, breaking the pin, and Rhodes climbs to his feet. He waits for Nacho to stand vertical before laying into him with stiff strikes; a couple of jabs send Nacho backward, a knee to the gut and an elbow back him into the ropes. Rhodes whips him once more, meeting him in the middle of the ring with a massive powerslam. The crowd erupts at the impact!
1 .. 2 ..
Kick out by Nacho!
Rhodes doesn't waste time. He flips Nacho over and locks in a camel clutch, sitting low on his spine and wrenching with intensity. Nacho grabs at the hands of Rhodes, tight around his mask, but can't break his grip. The crowd is loud now, and Nacho feels their energy. He borrows some, pumping one fist while planting the other firm against the mat. He squeezes the canvas while still pumping his other hand. The crowd begin to chant.
NA-CHO! NA-CHO! NA-CHO!
With both hands pressed against the mat, he begins to push. He draws his knees and Rhodes begins to rise atop Nacho's back. Nacho pulls his body together into a ball, bucking Rhodes off. Rhodes rolls and sits to stand but Nacho is up and waiting, nailing the seated Rhodes with a kick to his spine. Rhodes winces and grabs at his back as Nacho bounces, dropping Rhodes with a lay-away drop-kick to the chest before he can stand. The crowd cheers louder as Nacho isolates, locking a grapevine on the left leg of Rhodes and roaring at the crowd.
Nacho uses the move for a few moments of rest, wrenching Rhodes' leg to cause some pain and limit his recovery. Rhodes soon manages to kick Nacho off with his other foot, forcing Nacho to break his hold. Both men stand, Rhodes favoring his right leg. Nacho, after a couple quick elbows to the head of the champion, irish whips Rhodes, putting more pressure on his leg. As Rhodes comes off the ropes, Nacho once again begins a succession of quick arm drags. After the first, Rhodes tries to close in for a strike to neutralize his opponent, but Nacho hits another arm drag, and a third! The crowd cheers and Nacho follows up with an elbow drop to the face of Rhodes. Quick to his feet, he locks in a step-over toe-hold, followed by a few out-of-character boots to Rhodes' left leg. He bounces off the rope and hits Rhodes with a running leg drop. Nacho points to the top rope and waves his hands at the crowd, climbing up for the 2AM Drive Thru. He leaps and nails Rhodes with an elbow drop across his chest, then hooks his leg for the cover.
1 .. 2 .. but Rhodes kicks out!! Nacho can't believe it but the crowd explodes, impressed by the resilience of their World Champion. Feeling and feeding off his own momentum, Nacho climbs back to the top as Rhodes begins to stand. Nacho perches on the turnbuckle and dives at Rhodes for a body-block.
But Rhodes catches Nacho in the air! His leg begins to buckle slightly, but he fights through the pain. He yells to the crowd as if to take back the momentum, and he does. He hoists the captured body of Nacho and brings him down with a body slam. Before Nacho can move, Rhodes hits Nacho with an elbow drop of his own. He stands and turns his weight on his unharmed right leg, dropping another two elbow drops onto Nacho before hitting the ropes for a leaping elbow drop! He makes the cover, but Nacho kicks out at one. Rhodes picks up his opponent by the mask, whipping him across the ring. Nacho comes flying back to meet a yakuza kick from Rhodes, though Rhodes stumbles a tad on the targeted leg at the landing. He makes another pin attempt. When Nacho once again kicks out at two, Rhodes lifts him up, the crowd now cheering for Rhodes and for Nacho's determination. Nacho attempts to stop up Rhodes with a chop, but Rhodes returns with a chop of his own and then a kick to the gut. Nacho doubles over, setting himself up for a powerbomb! As Nacho reaches the sitting position on Rhodes shoulders, he struggles, trying to flip Rhodes with a hurricanrana. Nacho leans back with force but Rhodes resists, now holding an upside down Nacho Grande. With a burst of strength, he lifts Nacho back into the air, completing the huge powerbomb! He pins.
1 .. 2 ..
But Nacho digs deep and gets a shoulder up! Frustrated, Rhodes climbs atop Nacho Grande and begins to deliver mounted punches. Manny Cruz begins the count, and the crowd chants along. 1 .. 2 .. 3 .. 4 .. 5 .. 6 .. 7 .. 8 .. 9 .. 10! Rhodes gets to his feet and raises his arms in the air; he takes a moment to recover, holding his leg as the crowd cheers. Nacho begins to stir. He holds his head, sore from the closed-fisted strikes. Rhodes points to the rope opposite the now sitting Nacho Grande. The volume of the crowd rises in anticipation. Rhodes hits the ropes.
Nacho's head snaps back from the vicious elbow to the face. Rhodes covers up. The crowd begins to cheer. The Nacho Grande fans hold their breath.
But Nacho Grande kicks out! Sean Rhodes can't believe it. He pushes Nacho back down to the mat, making another cover. When Nacho once again kicks out at two, Rhodes brings the dazed Nacho to his feet. He sets him up and hits him with a Russian Leg Sweep, planning to wear him down. After the successful Russian Leg Sweep, he lifts Nacho, who someone can not only stand but can run as he is whipped across the ring. He comes back, and Rhodes connects with the Dum Dum Drop!
And Nacho manages to get his shoulder up again! The crowd cannot believe it, nor can the World Champion. Though Nacho managed to break the fall, he is hardly moving. Rhodes looks at the fans and hears their cries, and then decides it's time to fly. Nacho Grande is breathless and motionless as the PCW World Champion climbs to the top rope.
He dives. Diving head-butt!
But Nacho rolls aside! Rhodes missed the diving head-butt, landing face first on the sometimes unforgiving canvas. Nacho tries to stand; Rhodes rolls on the mat grasping his face. He manages to stand, his back to Nacho, who is on one knee. Rhodes turns. In a last-ditch effort, Nacho leaps at Rhodes, grabbing him around his head.
NACHO CONNECTS WITH THE NEW KIDS DANCE!!
He drapes his drained body over Sean Rhodes, and Manny Cruz drops to the mat for the count.
Winner: Nacho Grande via pinfall
Details: The scene cuts to the back where we’re greeted with the sour sight of ‘The Adrenaline King’ Justin Kaard, flicking off a tv monitor that has just been filled with the sight of Nacho’s victory and shaking his head. The look on his face is one of pure disgust… an emotion that could be thrown at the next person he sees.
Shane Dodge: Mr Kaard…?
A little voice enters Kaard’s locker room as PCW’s resident story-hound pops his head inside the ajar door. Kaard says nothing as he turns his head to the reporter and waits for his next comment.
Shane Dodge: We just say Nacho Grande score one of the biggest victories of his career over the current World Champion. With your recent rivalry, what are your thoughts?
Kaard’s expression shifts from disgust to frustration and anger, but somehow he contains himself long enough to reach out, grab Dodge’s microphone and pull it closer. Staring directly into the face of the interviewer, Kaard speaks very directly.
Justin Kaard: Nothing. I don’t want to talk about PCW’s biggest Heavy Metal fanboy. In fact, I’m outta here.
Picking up his bags with little care, Kaard makes for the door with the same look of disgust written on his face, clearly unable to stay in the same arena as Nacho Grande. Dodge considers going after him, but realises he’ll get nothing else and signs off back to ringside.